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A Dark Knight for the King By Mark Reeder
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In Book I of the Crystal Sword Series, dark forces threaten Wales, and only Prince Lleu, heir to the throne, recognizes their destructive power. But the mad Regent, Lord Glyndwr, bars Lleu’s... More > efforts to save his kingdom. Forced to flee Wales, Lleu reluctantly joins with the mysterious beggar-thief, Selwyn Wyles, as they set out on a perilous journey to find the Crystal Warrior, Mael Duin, who holds the key, which will enable Lleu to save his ravaged country. From the glittering Castle of Light to the frozen wastes of the Eryrian Ice Sea, Lleu and Wyles battle demonic forces and world-shattering storms. Befriended by Arto Gawr, last of the legendary Frost Giants, they reach Duin’s sanctuary. But deep in the Valley of the Skull, Duin challenges them with a staggering reality beyond the reader’s imagination.< Less
CLUB NUMBER FIVE By Jennifer Loiske
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Samantha Green wanted nothing but to be normal, have a shallow life with smoking hot Jonathan Blake and an unforgettable senior year at Regents East High. But one morning she wakes up as a vampire.... More > She has no idea who bit her or why. All she knows is she didn’t want it. Now her new life is full of secrets, deceit and fear, not to mention raw meatballs and red nectar that is definitely something else besides strawberry juice. Samantha tries to act normal. She pretends to like her mom’s chicken salad, goes to school and learns how to survive on her own, but what can she do when she finds herself inside of a devious conspiracy, strikingly fast hunters, secret clubs and mouthwateringly gorgeous boys and the only food she can catch is her best friend, Kate Walker’s, wrist?< Less
Image of Istanbul: Impact of ECoC 2010 on the City Image By Evinç Doğan
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IMAGE OF ISTANBUL, IMPACT OF ECOC 2010 ON THE CITY IMAGE by Evinç Doğan is a unique analysis of the city image of Istanbul during the 2010 ECOC mega event. Istanbul “took the... More > stage” as one of the three European Capital of Culture (ECoC) cities in 2010. In this spectacle, the urban spaces were projected as the theatre décor while residents and visitors became the spectators. The images of Istanbul pile up in videos and posters to show the city in every aspect in which everything becomes mishmash and the message gets lost in the chaos. While Istanbul is depicted as a mystified city through Orientalist representations, this image of Istanbul moves between the opposite ends of the contrasting pairs, and in contestation. Evinç Doğan holds a PhD in Management and Development of Cultural Heritage from IMT Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca (Italy). Graduate of Istanbul Technical University and Bogazici University, she has been a visiting research fellow at Regent’s University London.< Less
Greenstone and Ironwood, Book One By Luke Webster
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Dead awakes on an autopsy table, unable to piece together the puzzle of his past life and subsequent death. Traveling with a ghost as his sole companion across a bleak cityscape beset on all sides by... More > jagged mountains and crowded with the machines of progress, Dead must seek out the answers he craves while suppressing an insatiable urge to murder those around him. Meanwhile Ivan Steward must struggle to hold his own position as regent while protecting his children from the nobility and his own exiled siblings. Drawn into the service of the city’s powerful elite, Locke - an unlucky thief in love with a prostitute, tries to shake his addictions and retire before age and luck turn on him, only to discover that darker beings exist under the shadow of an industrialised world. Follow these stories and more across a city where science and mystery meet in a pre-apocalyptic world.< Less
The Spinoza Quartet: A Philosophical Novel By Bernard Susser
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The Spinoza Quartet follows four distinguished contemporary scholars of Spinoza’s thought as they meet in Amsterdam to receive the Spinoza Prize. The four come from Jerusalem, San Diego, Vienna... More > and New York, each with a different take on Spinoza’s thought and very different temperaments and worldviews, and almost immediately the sparks fly. At several luncheons hosted by the Regents each speaks about their relationship to Spinoza, the man and the thinker. For the next week, prior to the gala ceremony, the four prize recipients walk the streets of Amsterdam arguing heatedly, exposing their personal idiosyncrasies and sharing their fraught biographies. Spinoza is never far from their exchanges. In the course of the spirited discussions the characters’ personal outlooks as well as their views of Spinoza merge dramatically into a tense but deeply humane tale.< Less
Princess Placidia By Elizabeth May
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This is the incredible story of Galla Placidia, imperial princess, Queen of The Goths, Empress of Rome and Regent for her son the emperor Valentinian III. From birth in the 390s until her death in... More > 450 she inhabited the highest stages of the eastern and western Roman Empires. However, her life was riddled with calamities. She was orphaned as a very young girl, besieged in Rome only to be taken hostage by Alaric the Goth, widowed young - twice, lost a child in infancy, had to flee from her brother the emperor Honorius, was almost shipwrecked with her young children escaping to Constantinople, fought for her son to become emperor and in her final days had to cope with her daughter’s attempted elopement with Attila the Hun. On her death she was honoured as the Roman Empress she was.< Less
Mrs. Fitz By J. C. (John Collis) Snaith
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Mrs. Fitzherbert (also known as Princess Fitz and A Court Secret), is a rarely seen 1947 British historical drama film directed by Montgomery Tully and starring Peter Graves, Joyce Howard and Leslie... More > Banks. It depicts the relationship between George IV and Maria Fitzherbert.The Prince Regent falls in love with Mrs. Fitzherbert, a Catholic widow, but because of their great social divide, she laughs at his advances. The distraught prince responds with a suicide attempt. Mrs. Fitzherbert feels compassion, and the couple are secretly married. Unfortunately, their secret soon becomes the stuff of gossip and rumour, and when this threatens the relationship between the prince and the king, the prince denies his marriage. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mrs._Fitzherbert Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less
Waverley, or Tis Sixty Years Hence: Illustrated By Sir Walter Scott
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Waverley is an 1814 historical novel by Sir Walter Scott. Initially published anonymously in 1814 as Scott's first venture into prose fiction, Waverley is often regarded as the first historical... More > novel. It became so popular that Scott's later novels were advertised as being "by the author of Waverley". His series of works on similar themes written during the same period have become collectively known as the "Waverley Novels". In 1815, Scott was given the honour of dining with George, Prince Regent, who wanted to meet "the author of Waverley". It is thought that at this meeting Scott persuaded George that as a Stuart prince he could claim to be a Jacobite Highland Chieftain, a claim that would be dramatised when George became King and visited Scotland.< Less
The Spinoza Quartet: A Philosophical Novel By Bernard Susser
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The Spinoza Quartet follows four distinguished contemporary scholars of Spinoza’s thought as they meet in Amsterdam to receive the Spinoza Prize. The four come from Jerusalem, San Diego, Vienna... More > and New York, each with a different take on Spinoza’s thought and very different temperaments and worldviews, and almost immediately the sparks fly. At several luncheons hosted by the Regents each speaks about their relationship to Spinoza, the man and the thinker. For the next week, prior to the gala ceremony, the four prize recipients walk the streets of Amsterdam arguing heatedly, exposing their personal idiosyncrasies and sharing their fraught biographies. Spinoza is never far from their exchanges. In the course of the spirited discussions the characters’ personal outlooks as well as their views of Spinoza merge dramatically into a tense but deeply humane tale.< Less
Jessica & Me By Ronald Shadbolt
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Born during the first Christmas of WW1, unwanted and illegitimate Jessica was born in Fulham to the backdrop of exploding bombs. This intriguing true to life story follows Jessica and her son Donald... More > through the London blitz and the difficult days through his schooling and working life. Although he never knew his real Grandmother, Donald embarked upon the massive journey to trace his step Grandparents which takes him back to the 1860’s where they lived in Germany and Regents Park. With twists and turns and set in the back drop of two world wars will Donald ever find out why his mother was abandoned? What surprises will be found? Will he ever find his real Grandmother? A compelling true to life story.< Less

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