Category: Literature

By Dennis Wheatley

23 Jun 1941 - 12 Dec 1941

Come Into My Parlour is the 5th of 7 volumes incorporating all of the significant occasions which happened among September, 1939, and should 1945, protecting the actions of Gregory Sallust, the most recognized mystery brokers ever created in fiction in regards to the moment global War.

Much of the motion of the tale happens contained in the Soviet Union, starting with Russia coming into the struggle opposed to Nazi Germany. There to counter Gregory's plans is his arch-enemy, Gruppenführer Grabber, as worried as ever to settle the long-standing ranking which has existed among them, and as plot and counter-plot hold the tale to a Swiss lakeside villa, the ultimate scenes are performed out in a sinister citadel located deep within the center of a German forest.

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By Jack Kerouac

The best and most well liked of Kerouac's autobiographical novels, The Dharma Bums relies on studies the author had throughout the mid-1950s whereas residing in California, after he'd turn into drawn to Buddhism's religious mode of knowing. one of many book's major characters, Japhy Ryder, is predicated at the genuine poet Gary Snyder, who used to be an in depth buddy and whose curiosity in Buddhism encouraged Kerouac.

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By Brian Rutishauser

In Athens and the Cyclades: monetary options 540-314 BC, Brian Rutishauser examines the heritage and financial system of the island sector referred to as the Cyclades through the overdue 6th to past due fourth centuries BC. whereas yes elements of geography within the Cyclades remained consistent via historical Greek heritage, the islanders have been capable of adapt to altering stipulations and to altering hegemony imposed from open air the area, for you to bring up financial prosperity.

By the time of the Persian Wars a lot of those islands had their very own naval forces, coinage, and huge structure. throughout the 5th century Athens proven a naval hegemony over the quarter, which placed an finish to those practices. till the Peloponnesian struggle, the Athenians maintained balance yet redirected wealth generated from trade and the export of neighborhood island items during the money of tribute and different kinds of taxation. the tip of the Peloponnesian warfare observed a interval of Spartan rule, through a resurgence of Athenian strength and a interval of moving hegemonies. throughout the moment 1/2 the fourth century, a few of the Cyclades renewed neighborhood enormous building and the difficulty of neighborhood coinage. The Cyclades can have prospered in this interval as a result of their mutual fiscal pursuits with Athens, a symbiotic dating which persevered after the cave in of the second one Athenian League to the tip of Athenian keep watch over of the temple of Delian Apollo.

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By Wendy Wax

A TEN seashore street NOVELLA

Wendy Wax entranced audiences with Ten seashore Road and Ocean Beach. Now, the women of Bella vegetation are again in an all-new vacation novella.

while Madeline Singer, Avery Lawford, and Nicole supply first won possession of Ten seashore highway, they didn’t notice that reworking the home wouldn't basically bind their fates jointly yet provide them a moment likelihood at rebuilding their lives.

Now they’re amassing on the newly offered Bella vegetation for one final Christmas. Kyra, Madeline’s daughter, is hoping to get a short respite from the paparazzi that regularly hounds her and the son she had with well-known actor Daniel Deranian. but if a string of undesirable information threatens to disrupt her satisfied vacations, Bella Flora’s sanctuary will be threatened for the entire girls who name it home…

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By Markus Werner

This mental mystery with a masterly, pulse-quickening plot revolves round probably very varied males, who eventually have even more in universal than they realize.

Thomas Clarin is a divorce legal professional whose career has fostered a profound and abiding mistrust of marriage. Rejecting the deeper issues in existence, he embraces the superficial and takes excitement in a single lighthearted affair after one other. The older Thomas bogs, nevertheless, is a classics pupil and up to date widower who cherishes the concept of real love whereas he overtly resents the fashionable international round him. With Clarin’s flirtatious, roving eye and Loos’s sour grief over the dying of his spouse, Bettina, it'll appear that those males are from diverse worlds. yet after an opportunity assembly within the idyllic Swiss village of Montagnola, the 2 strike up a talk that finds unnerving—and eventually heartbreaking—coincidences.

extensively acclaimed as a gem of up to date German literature, On the Edge is a strong examine love and loss that starts innocently, then grabs the reader and refuses to enable go.

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By Pascal Bruckner

The sexual revolution is justly celebrated for the freedoms it brought--birth regulate, the decriminalization of abortion, the liberalization of divorce, better equality among the sexes, women's sizeable access into the crew, and extra tolerance of homosexuality. yet as Pascal Bruckner, one among France's prime writers, argues during this full of life and provocative mirrored image at the contradictions of contemporary love, our new freedoms have additionally introduced new burdens and rules--without, even if, wiping out the previous ideas, feelings, wishes, and preparations: the couple, marriage, jealousy, the call for for constancy, the warfare among fidelity and inconstancy. it really is no ask yourself that love, intercourse, and relationships this day are so complicated, so tricky, and so paradoxical.

Drawing on historical past, politics, psychology, literature, popular culture, and present occasions, this book--a most sensible vendor in France--exposes and dissects those paradoxes. together with his ordinary brilliance and wit, Bruckner strains the roots of sexual liberation again to the Enlightenment in an effort to clarify love's best paradox, epitomized by way of the Sixties oxymoron of "free love": the strain among freedom, which separates, and love, which attaches. Ashamed that our intercourse lives fail to reside as much as such liberated beliefs, now we have traded neuroses of repression for neuroses of inadequacy, and we overcompensate: "Our mom and dad lied approximately their morality," Bruckner writes, yet "we lie approximately our immorality."

Mixing irony and optimism, Bruckner argues that, in terms of love, we should always aspect neither with the revolutionaries nor the reactionaries. fairly, taking love and ourselves as we're, we should always observe that love makes no growth and that its messiness, surprises, and paradoxes usually are not purely the assets of its pain--but additionally of its excitement and glory.

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By Margaret Forster

Whilst Julia used to be 8, she was once requested to be a bridesmaid at her appealing cousin Iris' marriage ceremony. Her mom observed this as a chore - pricey, inconvenient - yet Julia was once overjoyed. whilst the time got here, even the truth that her bridesmaid's costume did not healthy, and was once undeniable cream instead of the red she'd was hoping for, could not damage the day. yet after this, issues started to get it wrong for Julia, beginning with an episode concerning her cousin's child, a pram and a mystery journey around the block. an entire life later, Julia is a toddler psychologist who each day bargains with younger women stated to be behaving badly. a few are stealing, a few are operating clear of domestic, a few are extraordinarily untidy, a few will not devour or get away from bed. Julia has a distinct knack with those ladies. She knows which fairly are afflicted, and that are on the mercy of how they're obvious by means of the adults round them. yet in the future, Julia's personal afflicted earlier starts off to creep into her current. And as she struggles to appreciate her youth self, she needs to confront the prospect that the reality is probably not as devastating as she feared.

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