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Father Brown: The Innocence, Wisdom, Incredulity, the Secret and the Scandal By By G. K. Chesterton
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Father Brown is a short, stumpy Catholic priest, "formerly of Cobhole in Essex, and now working in London", with shapeless clothes and a large umbrella, and an uncanny insight into human... More > evil. He makes his first appearance in the story "The Blue Cross" and continues through the five volumes of short stories, often assisted by the reformed criminal M. Hercule Flambeau. Father Brown also appears in a story "The Donnington Affair" that has a rather curious history. In the October 1914 issue of the obscure magazine The Premier, Sir Max Pemberton published the first part of the story, inviting a number of detective story writers, including Chesterton, to use their talents to solve the mystery of the murder described.< Less
A Modish Marriage By Clova Leighton
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Isabella Radcliffe, a gentlewoman of good birth but lacking a dowry, becomes a companion and a governess for Lady Fraser and her great niece at a Cornish estate. Other than dealing with the usual... More > trials of such a post, Isabella is quite annoyed by Lady Fraser's cousin, Courtland Helton. Admittedly handsome, Helton is a boastful flirt and a ne'er-do-well who enjoys near scandalous behaviour, cavorting with actresses and young belles of the ton in London when not dancing attendance on Lady Fraser. Is it possible he has discovered Isabella's secret and could have her dismissed? Or will his own embarrassing situation lead the two into an agreement which will change their lives forever?< Less
CASH FOR PEERAGES: THE SMOKING GUN By Lord Stirling
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This explosive book uncovers the secrets behind the hidden deal that forced Tony Blair from office and kept him out of prison. This is a must read for Anglophiles and anyone interested in British... More > politics and political corruption.< Less
CASH FOR PEERAGES: THE SMOKING GUN By Lord Stirling
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This explosive book uncovers the secrets behind the hidden deal that forced Tony Blair from office and kept him out of prison. This is a must read for Anglophiles and anyone interested in British... More > politics and political corruption.< Less
When That Great Ship Went Down: The Legal and Political Repercussions of the Loss of RMS Titanic By GMW Wemyss, Markham Shaw Pyle
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Titanic sank in 1912, in the midst of a US presidential campaign and in the week in which the British government fought to give Home Rule to Ireland. JP Morgan, whose trusts owned the shipping line,... More > became an immediate political target. Shares in the Marconi companies, credited with saving the survivors, rocketed - and three members of the British Cabinet had illicit share-holdings in Marconis. The shipbuilders refused to admit that the 1500 dead had died because their 'settled scientific consensus' - and US immigration laws - had doomed them. And a few staunch lawyers and judges, in Britain and America, refused to let political corruption and influence sway them from their duties. Praised by James Delingpole & Anne-Elisabeth Moutet, this is the story of the skulduggery and shabby compromises of 1912, the eventual revolution in safety measures that came of the disaster, and how Titanic sails on in shaping the modern world.< Less
A Mysterious Disappearance By Louis Tracy
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A British Lady steps onto a train and disappears. Is she dead? Run away? Complicated by false identities and British Victorian era fear of scandal.
Mega Whistle Blowing By Simon Richard Lee
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Mega whistle blowing on many scandals within the British National Health service - especially its Cinderella Psychiatric branch. See www.simonlee.me.uk The main, most important scandal involves... More > trillions of pounds of taxpayers' money apparently increasingly vanishing since 1945, the start of the NHS into staff pockets - and much more so since 1984- NB the Doctors, the leaders so biggest earners. This all seems to take place within the locked doors of the NHS through its staff only working very few hours of shifts yet drawing a full salary for that...< Less
A Prefect's Uncle By P. G. Wodehouse
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The action of the novel takes place at the fictional "Beckford College", a private school for boys; the title alludes to the arrival at the school of a mischievous young boy called Reginald... More > Farnie, who turns out to be the uncle of the older "Bishop" Gethryn, a prefect, cricketer and popular figure in the school. His arrival, along with that of another youngster, Wilson, who becomes fag to Gethryn, leads to much excitement and scandal in the school, and the disruption of some important cricket matches.< Less
Obamageddon #0005 - Square Deal By Klaudio Zic
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Northern – just out of Cetus II - Uranus making a square with eastern Pluto. Formidably, the Verizon scandal scoop was offered by the British press.
Family Affairs Large Print Edition By Kassia Sommers
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Amity enjoyed a good old-fashioned mystery story, but there was nothing either funny or fun about real murder. It started out as a simple quest to learn what scandal precipitated the murder of her... More > father in England fourteen years ago, but it led to revelations of embezzlement, blackmail, infidelity, and yes, a little romance for good measure. Amity didn’t want to cause trouble for anyone, she just wanted some questions answered. But it is impossible to answer difficult questions without causing trouble. Lots of trouble. Still, it is never a mistake to seek the truth. Is it? Might this cloud have a silver lining? It’s been known to happen.< Less