By Jean Plaidy
A personal conflict rages at courtroom for the affections of a childless queen, who needs to quickly identify her successor--and hence make certain the way forward for the British Empire. it's the starting of the eighteenth century and William of Orange is loss of life. quickly Anne is topped queen, yet to courtroom insiders, the identify of the approaching sovereign is Sarah Churchill. appealing, outspoken Sarah has bewitched Anne and believes she is invincible--until she installs her bad cousin Abigail Hill into courtroom as royal chambermaid. simple Abigail turns out the least most probably challenger to Sarah’s position in her highness’s affections, yet problem it she does, in stealthy but ambitious methods. whereas Anne engages in her deepest tug-of-war, the kingdom is keen about one other, extra public conflict: succession. Anne is sickly and childless, the final of the Stuart line. This ultimate novel of the Stuarts from Jean Plaidy weaves larger-than-life characters via a dismal maze of intrigue, love, and destruction, with not anything below the way forward for the British Empire at stake.
By Wit Pietrzak
How can poetry include morality via targeting metaphrasts? what's the relation among an allummette and the alpha rhythm? Why is it that money has become a metonym of goodness and luck? And specially, is it nonetheless attainable to think about the human topic as a practicable class in past due modernity? those are many of the questions that J. H. Prynne s poetry addresses. Levity of layout voices a critique of present-day society greatly from inside of, and seeks to illustrate how Prynne has contrived to single-handedly triumph over the deadlock created through the legacy of poststructuralism. In a milieu of avant-garde linguistic scan constructed from the modernist innovations of Pound and Olson, but in addition from the early Eliot in addition to Velimir Khlebnikov, and opposed to the heritage of the writings of Heidegger and Adorno, those poems increase a language within which the concept of guy could be restituted.
By Alexander Kent
October 1789, and warfare clouds thunder over Europe whilst Richard Bolitho steers the Tempest into the perilous waters of the good South Sea. to guard susceptible English delivery lanes from her seagoing enemies, he needs to face the risks of fickle winds, pirates, and savage islanders.
By Don Paterson
During this textual content Don Paterson has used the paintings of the overdue, nice Spanish poet Antonio Machado (1875-1939) to create a religious portrait which lies someplace among translation and imitation, exhibiting Machado to have a shockingly glossy philosophical bent.
By Mike Reeves-Mcmillan
Urban of mask is a swashbuckling event in a surroundings comparable to Shakespeare's Italy (complete with twins). within the city-state of Bonvidaeo, through customized and legislations all people needs to put on a masks and act in personality with it, or face civil, social and non secular consequences. Gregorius Bass is shipped to Bonvidaeo because the Envoy of Calaria, basically to get him out from underfoot. Masked because the blameless guy, and within the corporation of his radical younger Bonvidaoan servant, Bass stumbles into secret, intrigue, heresy and homicide.
By Andrew Louth
This booklet examines the effect of the Enlightenment on theology, arguing that its legacy didn't profoundly have an effect on the significance of culture; that the methods of older theology carry a stunning relevance; and that the harmony among theology and spirituality is once more discerned.
By Jean Plaidy
Power-hungry monarch, cold-blooded assassin, obsessive monster—who may possibly love the sort of man?
Set opposed to the glittering courts of sixteenth-century Europe, the Spain of the feared Inquisition, and the tortured England of Bloody Mary, For a Queen’s Love is the tale of Philip II of Spain—and of the ladies who enjoyed him as a husband and father.
Philip was once a gloomy and bothered guy, who, like many royals, have been robbed of his formative years. His first marriage, a romantic union with childlike Maria Manoela, introduced him tragedy and a difficult son, Don Carlos. Then marriage with the jealously possessive Mary Tudor, a political union that eventually did not deliver Philip an inheritor that will solidify the unified energy he so deeply wanted. and at last, marriage back to a tender bride Philip stole from his unbalanced son, sowing the seeds of brutal homicide. yet background is seldom what it kind of feels, and within the arms of liked writer Jean Plaidy, we pay attention one other aspect to the tale of Philip II—the strongest of kings who used to be instantaneously enthusiast, assassin, husband, father, and lover.