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EL REGRESO DE TROYA
Fecha Lanzamiento: 18/06/2008
LA ESFERA DE LOS LIBROS, 2008

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Tras diez años de guerra, Troya ha caído, sin embargo las penalidades de los vencedores no han hecho más que empezar. Femio, bardo de Ítaca, narra la historia del aciago regreso de los señores de la guerra. Con Casandra a su lado y el tesoro de Troya en su poder, Agamenón vuelve a Micenas, donde su esposa Clitemnestra lleva tiempo alimentando una vengativa furia por el sacrificio de su hija Ifigenia. Entre tanto, su hermano Menelao debe decidir el destino de Helena, por cuya incomparable belleza se libró la guerra. Por su parte, Odiseo, el gran protagonista de esta novela, es un hombre tan traumatizado por la matanza que su propio ingenio ha provocado que ya no se cree merecedor de vivir junto a su esposa y su hijo. Arrastrado por las tempestades y por su propia tormenta interior, se embarca en una travesía que lo llevará a los confines del mundo y lo sumergirá en las sombras de sus propias emociones antes de que una misteriosa liberación le permita culminar su viaje de retorno al hogar. «Una nueva versión de la historia de Homero, que engancha por la mezcla de arcaísmo mítico, psicodrama y la sátira de hoy en día». The Guardian ... Leer resumen completo

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WORLD WITHOUT END
PAN BOOKS LTD, 2008

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On the day after Halloween, in the year 1327, four children slip away from the cathedral city of Kingsbridge. In the forest they see two men killed. As adults, their lives will be braided together by ambition, love, greed and revenge. They will see prosperity and famine, plague and war. Yet they will always live under the l ong shadow of the unexplained killing they witnessed on that fateful childhood day. Ken Follett’s masterful epic The Pillars of the Earth enchanted millions of readers with its compelling drama of war, passion and family conflict set around the building of a cathedral. Now World Without End takes readers back to medieval Kingsbridge two centuries later, as the men, women and children of the city once again grapple with the devastating sweep of historical change. ... Leer resumen completo

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THE MAYOR OF CASTERBRIDGE
Fecha Lanzamiento: 22/02/2005
DOVER, 2005

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Hardy's novel begins with the famous scene in which Michael Henchard, a young farmer, gets drunk at a village fair and sells his wife and baby daughter to a passing sailor for five guineas. The consequences of this impulsive act are regrettable and far-reaching, and culminate in Henchard's ruin and his death in obscurity as a lonely old man. Henchard is similar to the heroes of Greek tragedies who destroy themselves through weaknesses in their own character. (The subtitle of the novel is "The Life and Death of a Man of Character.") ... Leer resumen completo

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BATAVIA S GRAVEYARD
Fecha Lanzamiento: 14/04/2005
PHOENIX (ORION), 2005

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When the Dutch East Indiaman Batavia struck an uncharted reef off the new continent of Australia on her maiden voyage in 1629, 332 men, women and children were on board. While some headed off in a lifeboat to seek help, 250 of the survivors ended up on a tiny coral island less than half a mile long. A band of mutineers, who se motives were almost beyond comprehension, then started on a cold-blooded killing spree, leaving less than 80 people alive when the rescue boat arrived three months later. BATAVIA'S GRAVEYARD tells this strange story as a gripping narrative structured around three strong principal characters: Francisco Pelsaert, the cultivated but weak-willed captain; Jeronimus Cornelisz, a sinister apothecary with a terrifying personal philosophy influenced by Rosicrucianism who set himself up as the ruler of the island; and Wiebbe Hayes, the only survivor with the courage to fight Jeronimus's band. The background to these events, including the story of the Dutch East India Company, and the discovery of Australia, is richly drawn. ... Leer resumen completo

14.21€

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THE RED TENT
Fecha Lanzamiento: 01/01/2002
PAN BOOKS LTD, 2002

12.78€

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MOSAIC OF SHADOWS
ARROW (RANDOM), 2005

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Byzantium, 1096. When a mysterious assassin looses his arrow at the emperor, he has more than a man in his sights; the keystone of a crumbling empire, he is the solitary figure holding its enemies in check. If he falls, then the mightiest power in Christendom will be torn apart. Aware of the stakes, the emperor hires Demetr ios Askiates, the unveiler of mysteries, to catch the would-be-killer. But Demetrios is entering an unknown world, a babbling cauldron of princes, slaves, mercenaries, pimps and eunuchs. From the depths of the slums to the golden towers of the palace, and from the sands of the hippodrome to the soaring domes of Ayia Sophia, he must edge his way through a glittering maze of treachery and deceit before time runs out. Nor are all the enemies within the city walls. With the Turks rampant across Asia, the emperor has sent to the west for mercenaries to reinforce his position. He gets more than he bargained for, however, when a great army, tens of thousands strong, appears before the gates. The first crusaders have arrived, intent on making their fortunes in war, and they have no allegiance to an empire they eye with jealousy and suspicion. As the armies of east and west confront each other, and the assassin creeps ever closer to his prey, Demetrios must untangle the golden web of intrigue which surrounds the emperor before the city - and the empire - are drowned in blood. ... Leer resumen completo

11.80€

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RHADOPIS OF NUBIA
NAJIB MAHFOUZ
WATERBROOK PRESS, 2005

15.65€

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Q
ARROW (RANDOM), 2005

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Set in Reformation Europe, Q begins with Luther's nailing of his 95 theses on the door of the cathedral church in Wittenberg and traces the adventures and conflicts of two central characters, an Anabaptist, a member of the most radical of the Protestant sects, the anarchists of the Reformation, and a Catholic spy and inform er, as they travel across Germany, Italy and the Netherlands. Fans of James Ellroy and reminiscent of Neal Stephenson at his most ambitious, the four young writers who shelter behind the pseudonym Luther Blissett have created a world of intrigue, violence and intense political and religious passion. Far from the traditional historical novel, Q is the stuff of which cults are made. ... Leer resumen completo

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THE MYSTERIOUS FLAME OF QUEEN LOANA
SECKER AND WARBURG, 2005

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To recall his memories, Yambo withdraws to the family home where he searches old newspapers, comics, records, photo albums, and diaries to relive the story of his generation: Mussolini, Catholic education and guilt, Josephine Baker, Flash Gordon, and Fred Astaire.

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THE JUDGEMENT OF CAESAR
ROBINSON PUBLISHING LTD., 2005

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48 B.C.: In search of a cure for his ailing wife, Gordianus the Finder leaves Rome on a journey to Egypt, little realizing the part he is about to play in some of the most crucial moments in the history of the ancient world. The civil wars that have consumed both Rome and Egypt are about to reach their climax in the fabled city of Alexandria, capital of Egypt. Gordianus will witness the death throes of the old world, and play a crucial role in the birth of the world to come. For years, across seas and continents, the rival Roman generals Caesar and Pompey have engaged in a contest for world domination. Now Pompey, his forces destroyed at the battle of Pharsalus in Greece, flees to Egypt, hoping to make a last desperate stand on the banks of the Nile. But Egypt is a treacherous land, torn apart by the murderous rivalry between Queen Cleopatra and her brother King Ptolemy. Caesar, too, is on his way to Egypt, where his legendary encounter with the goddess-queen will spark a romance that reverberates down the centuries. Into this hothouse atmosphere of intrigue and deception comes Gordianus the Finder, seeking a cure for his wife Bethesda in the sacred waters of the Nile. But when his plans go awry, he finds himself engaged in an even more desperate pursuit - to prove the innocence of the son he once disowned. ... Leer resumen completo

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THE SUN OVER BREDA
WEIDENFIELD & NICOLSON (ORION, 2007

15.90€

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HISTORY OF MISS BETSY THOUGHTLESS
Fecha Lanzamiento: 17/07/2007
BROADVIEW, 1997

36.02€

36.02€

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EXODUS
CROWN, 2007

10.40€

10.40€

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THE EMIGRANTS
ARROW (RANDOM), 2002

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At first The Emigrants appears simply to document the lives of four Jewish émigrés in the twentieth century. But gradually, as Sebald's precise, almost dreamlike prose begins to work its magic, the four narrations merge into one overwhelming evocation of exile and loss.

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14.80€

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BAUDOLINO
ARROW (RANDOM), 2003

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An extraordinary epic, brilliantly-imagined, new novel from a world-class writer and author of The Name of the Rose. Discover the Middle Ages with Baudolino - a wondrous, dazzling, beguiling tale of history, myth and invention. It is 1204, and Constantinople is being sacked and burned by the knights of the fourth Crusade. A mid the carnage and confusion Baudolino saves a Byzantine historian and high court official from certain death at the hands of the crusading warriors, and proceeds to tell his own fantastical story. ... Leer resumen completo

10.90€

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QUICKSILVER
HEINEMANN (REED), 2003

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As extraordinary an achievement as Cryptonomicon, Neal Stephenson's new novel is set in the 17th century, in another world of secrets, codes and conflict. Having challenged Robert Harris in his previous book, Stephenson now sets his sights on Patrick O'Brien...Neal Stephenson follows his international bestseller, the WWII t hriller Cryptonomicon, with a novel set in the 16th and 17th centuries, as he tells the stories of Daniel Waterhouse and Enoch Root, the ancestors of his central characters in the previous book, following them from their childhoods in London, to education at Cambridge amidst the political and religious fervour and tensions of the Reformation, through the English Civil War, and travels as far as afield as Poland and the American colonies. With a cast of characters that includes Newton, Leibniz, Christopher Wren, Charles II, Cromwell and the young Benjamin Franklin, Stephenson again shows his extraordinary ability to get inside a place and time; as he did for the futures of his science fiction (Snowcrash, The Diamond Age) and for WWII (Cryptonomicon), here he does for the England of the Civil War and the Europe of the Wars of Religion and the Scientific Revolution ... Leer resumen completo

20.95€

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EXODUS
BANTAM BOOKS, 1986

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Exodus is an international publishing phenomenon--the towering novel of the twentieth century's most dramatic geopolitical event. Leon Uris magnificently portrays the birth of a new nation in the midst of enemies--the beginning of an earthshaking struggle for power. Here is the tale that swept the world with its fury: the s tory of an American nurse, an Israeli freedom fighter caught up in a glorious, heartbreaking, triumphant era. Here is Exodus --one of the great best-selling novels of all time. ... Leer resumen completo

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CAESAR
ARROW (RANDOM), 2003

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Gaul. 54 BC. Julius Caesar sweeps across Gaul, brutally subduing the united tribes who defy the Republic. But, at home, his enemies are orchestrating his downfall and disgrace. Vindictive schemers like Cato and Bibulus, the spineless Cicero, the avaricious Brutus. Even Pompey the Great, Caesar's former ally. But all have un derestimated Caesar. And when the Senate refuse to give him his due he marches upon his own country, an army prepared to die for him at his back. For rome is his destiny - a destiny that will impel him triumphantly on to the banks of the Rubicon, and beyond, into legend, as the noblest Roman of them all. ... Leer resumen completo

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12.65€

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13.97€

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TROJAN ODYSSEY: A DIRK PITT NOVEL
MICHAEL JOSEPH (PENGUIN), 2003

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In the final pages of Valhalla Rising, Dirk Pitt discovered, to his shock, that he had two grown children he had never known-twenty-three-year-old fraternal twins born to a woman he thought had died in an underwater earthquake. Both have inherited his love of the sea: the girl, Summer, is a marine biologist; the boy, himsel f named Dirk, is a marine engineer. And now they are about to help their father in the adventure of a lifetime. ... Leer resumen completo

17.70€

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THE CONFIDENT HOPE OF A MIRACLE
DOUBLEDAY TRANSWORLD USA, 2003

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'Continual, destruction in the foretop, the pox above board, the plague between decks, hell in the forecastle and the devil at the helm. 'It is the summer of 1588, and the fate and future of England hangs in the balance. Obsessed by the dream of reclaiming England for the Catholic Church - and adding another country to his sprawling dominions - Philip II of Spain has assembled a fleet of huge, castle-crowned galleons that stretches for miles across the face of the ocean. In wait in the Netherlands lies a battle-hardened Spanish army, ferocious professionals with a taste for rape, looting and atrocity. Across the Channel the English are scraping together bands of barely trained men, many armed only with scythes, stakes or longbows. Great warning beacons stand all along the coast of England; torches and kindling lie to hand. Watchmen strain their eyes to see over the horizon. Their only hope lies in the English Navy. But Philip's Armada is doomed before it even leaves port. As soon as it engages with the English fleet, its shortcomings are clear in the face of superior tactics and firepower.Its hulls shot through with cannon fire, its men dying in thousands from wounds and disease, the mightiest fleet ever assembled is mercilessly harried into fleeing north, at the mercy of the elements. Over forty Spanish ships are wrecked on the Irish coast; survivors crawling ashore have their throats slit and their purses ransacked. The dream of subduing the Protestant English lies in tatters. A triumphant combination of historical detail and storytelling flair, The Confident Hope of a Miracle draws on undiscovered and little known personal papers and records to tell the epic story of the Spanish Armada in all its scope. No book has ever conveyed in such vivid, living detail how kings, queens and courtiers, sea captains, deckhands and galley slaves, the highest and the lowest in the land, fared in those turbulent months as the fate of England teetered on the brink. -Praise for Neil Hanson's THE DREADFUL JUDGEMENT:'Conjures up the vanished city ...Hanson writes with knowledge and verve, as if making a television documentary on a natural disaster ...An informative and lively account. ' SUNDAY TIMES'Vivid ...A rich mixture of imagination and research ...Hanson's prose is animated by the ferocious energy of the fire and seems to be guided by its inexorable movement.He h ... Leer resumen completo

15.00€

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SHARKMAN SIX
OWEN WEST
POCKET BOOKS U.K., 2001

10.88€

10.88€

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RULED BRITANNIA
SIGNET. PENGUIN PUTMAN, 2003

10.21€

10.21€

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ROMA ETERNA
ROBERT SILVERBERG
GOLLANCZ - CASSELL GROUP, 2003

20.57€

20.57€

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THE SEEING STONE
ORION, 2003

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The year is 1199, the place the Welsh Marches. Young Arthur de Caldicot is given a shining stone in which his legendary namesake is revealed. In 100 short chapters that brilliantly evoke life in a medieval manor, stories of the boy King Arthur begin to echo and anticipate the secrets and mysteries that emerge in his own lif e. &@147;… as bright and as vivid as the pictures in a Book of Hours. Deep scholarship, high imagination, and great gifts of storytelling have gone into this; I was spellbound.&@148; Philip Pullman, The Guardian 'instantly evokes T H White's The Once and Future King in blending the pastoral idyll of a medieval manor with the myths of King Arthur. There the similarity ends - this is truly a crossover book, settling in the interesting space between children's and adult fiction.' The Times ... Leer resumen completo

11.21€

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ARTHUR AT THE CROSSING PLACES
DOLPHIN, 2003

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Arthur de Caldicot arrives at Holt to be squire to Lord Stephen and accompany him on crusade. It is an exciting and bewildering time for him as he finds a warhorse, is fitted with armour, and improves his fighting skills. He dreads a confrontation with his blood-father, the violent Sir William, and dreams of finding his tru e mother; he discovers girls - including the vivacious Winnie de Verdon whom he rescues from burning to death; he has to deal with the aftermath of a murder; he sees the sea for the first time, sails to France and finally takes the Cross. And meanwhile these events are reflected in his seeing stone, in stories of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. Packed with incident, wonderful characters, and fascinating historical detail, and interwoven with brilliant retellings of Arthurian legends, this is a glorious follow-up to THE SEEING STONE. ... Leer resumen completo

11.21€

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CARTHAGE
ABACUS, 2000

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After 300 years of acrimony and two bitter wards, the great Mediterranean powers of Rome and Carthage clash for the final, fateful time. This epic struggle is the subject of Leckie's superb third novel. CARTHAGE concludes the internationally acclaimed trilogy that began with HANNIBAL and continued with SCIPIO. A self-contai ned story of politics and power, love and hope, pain and loss, Carthage is a tragic tale, with important parallels for our own times. Written as a construct of entries, ranging from letters, diaries and various other narrative forms, the multiple voices of the novel are woven together in a way that provides for an utterly compelling account of Carthage's demise. The breadth of Leckie's knowledge of the period coupled with his poetic prose style brings the classical world to life in a truly masterful manner. As with all the best writing in this genre, Leckie makes CARTHAGE relevant to a contemporary audience through his exploration of human drives, political intrigue, power play and the process of history making itself. It is a truly devastating finale to what is an extraordinary trilogy. ... Leer resumen completo

14.35€

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EMPRESS ORCHID
BLOOMSBURY PUBLISHING LTD., 2003

13.70€

13.70€

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GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING (LIBRO DE LA PELICULA)
HARPERCOLLINS PUB., 2003

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In this volume, Griet, the young daughter of a tile-maker in 17th century Holland, obtains her first job as a servant in Vermeer's household. She loves being drawn into his artistic life, but the cost to her own survival may be high.

10.90€

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HERETIC (THE GRAIL QUEST)
HARPERCOLLINS PUB., 2003

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The eagerly anticipated follow-up to the number one bestseller Vagabond, this is the third instalment in Bernard Cornwell's Grail Quest series. In 1347 the English capture Calais and the war with France is suspended by a truce. But for Thomas of Hookton, the hero of Harlequin and Vagabond, there is no end to the fighting. H e is pursuing the grail, the most sacred of Christendom's relics, and is sent to his ancestral homeland, Gascony, to engineer a confrontation with his deadliest enemy, Guy Vexille. Once in the south country Thomas becomes a raider, leading his archers in savage forays that will draw his enemy to his arrows. But then his fortunes change. Thomas becomes the hunted as his campaign is destroyed by the church. With only one companion, a girl condemned to burn as a heretic, Thomas goes to the valley of Astarac where he believes the grail was once hidden and might still be concealed, and there he plays a deadly game of hide and seek with an overwhelming enemy. Then, just as Thomas succeeds in meeting his enemy face to face, fate intervenes as the deadliest plague in the history of mankind erupts into Europe. What had been a landscape of castles, monasteries, vineyards and villages, becomes death's kingdom and the need for the grail, as a sign of God's favour, is more urgent than ever. ... Leer resumen completo

19.50€

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THE TEA ROSE
JENNIFER DONNELY
HARPERCOLLINS PUB., 2003

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 Jennifer DonnellyThe Tea Rose is a towering old-fashioned story, imbued with a modern sensibility that is fresh, compelling, and perfectly pitched for these times. This sweeping epic follows young Fiona Finnegans climb from the teeming streets of East London. Her dreams of leaving her home behind are shattered when he r fathera dockworker and union organizeris killed in an accident. Crushing poverty, the loss of her lifelong love, and the destruction of her family quickly follow. When Fiona discovers that her fathers death was no accident, but a murder engineered by a ruthless tea baron bent on destroying the union, she flees to New York to save her own life. There, the ghosts of her past propel her to the very top of the citys tea trade. A decade later, armed with tremendous wealth, she returns to London to reclaim her lost love and exact a breathtaking revenge. ... Leer resumen completo

11.70€

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THE MAUL AND THE PEAR TREE
FABER AND FABER, 2000

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In 1811 John Williams was buried with a stake through his heart. Was he the notorious East End killer or the eighth victim in the bizarre and shocking Ratcliffe Highway murders? Drawing on contemporary records and newspaper cuttings, for example, the authors make a reconstruction of events.

12.45€

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19.74€

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A CROWNING MERCY
HARPERCOLLINS PUB., 2003

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Originally published under the name, Susannah Kells, this entertaining story, out of print for ten years, has been revealed as the work of the UK's best-known historical novelist.

11.70€

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POPE JOAN
BALLANTINE BOOKS (RANDOM), 1996

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"Engaging . . . Pope Joan has all the elements: love, sex, violence, duplicity, and long-buried secrets." —Los Angeles Times Book Review For a thousand years men have denied her existence—Pope Joan, the woman who disguised herself as a man and rose to rule Christianity for two years. Now this compelling novel an imates the legend with a portrait of an unforgettable woman who struggles against restrictions her soul cannot accept. When her older brother dies in a Viking attack, the brilliant young Joan assumes his identity and enters a Benedictine monastery where, as Brother John Anglicus, she distinguishes herself as a scholar and healer. Eventually drawn to Rome, she soon becomes enmeshed in a dangerous mix of powerful passion and explosive politics that threatens her life even as it elevates her to the highest throne in the Western world. "Brings the savage ninth century vividly to life in all its alien richness. An enthralling, scholarly historical novel." —Rebecca Fraser, Author of The Brontës ... Leer resumen completo

20.36€

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THE DEATH OF KINGS
HARPERCOLLINS PUB., 2004

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The second volume in the acclaimed Emperor series, in which Conn Iggulden brilliantly interweaves history and adventure to recreate the astonishing life of Julius Caesar -- an epic tale of ambition and rivalry, bravery and betrayal, from an outstanding new voice in historical fiction.

21.50€

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THE BIRTH OF VENUS
VIRAGO PRESS, 2004

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Alessandra is not quite fifteen when her prosperous merchant father brings a young painter back with him from Holland to adorn the walls of the new family chapel. She is fascinated by his talents and envious of his abilities and opportunities to paint to the glory of God. Soon her love of art and her lively independence are luring her into closer involvement with all sorts of taboo areas of life. On excursions into the streets of night-time Florence she observes a terrible evil stalking the city and witnesses the rise of the fiery young priest, Savanarola, who has set out to rid the city of vice, richness, even art itself. Alessandra must make crucial decisions about the shape of her adult life, as Florence itself must choose between the old ways of the luxury-loving Medicis and the asceticism of Savanorola. And through it all, there is the painter, whose love will change everything. ... Leer resumen completo

11.75€

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THE FOURTH QUEEN
PENGUIN, 2004

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When Helen Gloag storms out of her father’s cottage and heads for the coast , her plan is simple: an escape from Scotland, a pleasant sea voyage, a new start in the American Colonies. Yet what begins as an adolescent rebellion quickly turns into the stuff of nightmares. The grueling poverty and despe ration Helen had hoped to escape by leaving home is magnified ten-fold in t he hold of the ship, where illness and starvation run rampant. Then one day , Helen makes a startling and useful discovery about the gross stratificati on of society: while she and the other passengers wrestle for scraps in the squalid pestilence of the ship’s belly, the captain’s silk-clad guests enj oy claret and crumpets above-deck. The germ of a resolution takes hold in H elen’s mind. She will do whatever it takes to become a proper lady, with go rgeous clothes and sumptuous food, soft hands and idle days. Helen has no i dea just how soon her wish will come true—and what a bizarre and devastatin g price she will pay for it. ... Leer resumen completo

10.60€

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THE LAST CROSSING
TIME WARNER, UK, 2004

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A sweeping tale of interwoven lives and stories, set during the second half of the 19th century in the American and Canadian West, as well as Victorian England.

20.50€

20.50€

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MASTER HIRAM & KING SOLOMOM
TOUCHSTONE (SIMON & SCHUSTER), 2004

10.60€

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CHAMPOLLION: THE EGYPTIAN
TOUCHSTONE (SIMON & SCHUSTER), 2004

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Born in the small French town of Figeac in 1790, Jean-Francois Champollion was to become famous as the man who first discovered the meaning of hieroglyphs. This remarkable novel tells the story of his extraordinary trip to Egypt in 1828 on a quest to prove the truth of his groundbreaking theories and to save the treasures o f the pharaohs from destruction. Egypt in the early 19th centure was a land of legends and miracles - and a land full of danger. Heading a team of reaserchers as he travelled from site to site, from Alexandria to Abu Simbel, the man they called 'the Egyptian' faced formidable enemies determined to prevent him from succeeding in his mission. With a historian's eye for detail and a potent imagination, Christian Jacq tells the incredible true story of this man of action and dedicated scholar, the father of modern Egyptology. ... Leer resumen completo

8.06€

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DREAMING OF A STRANGER
HEADLINE, 2004

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Originally published in Ireland by Poolbeg, this is Sunday Times bestselling author Sheila O'Flanagan's first novel, the hugely readable story of a woman who finds a new life after a disastrous marriage

9.60€

9.60€

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SHADOWS IN BRONZE
-, 2000

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Rome. AD 71. Marcus Didius Falco, now Imperial Agent to Emperor Vespasian, has not been resting on his laurels. Tidying up corpses, kicking over the traces of a failed coup, making a bit on the side in stolen lead ingots - it's all in a day's work for an ex-private eye. But a new plot to usurp the purple robes of power puts Falco on the back of a mule with a one-way ticket down the Appian Way - bumping into trouble, treason and Helena Justina, a senator's daugher he's trying hard to forget. ... Leer resumen completo

12.45€

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THE MAID S REQUEST
FABER AND FABER, 2004

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At the behest of the French king an artist has journeyed from Italy to lead his school of students in the design and construction of a chateau in the Loire Valley. This novel tells the story of an enigmatic relationship between a 16th-century Italian painter and his servant.

12.55€

12.55€

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THE SABRE S EDGE
BANTAM BOOKS, 2004
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10.85€

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14.55€

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ALIVE: THE TURE STORY OF THE ANDES SURVIVORS
ARROW (RANDOM), 2002

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In 1972, a plane crashed in the Andes mountains, if anyone survived they were hopelessly lost in the worst place on earth to survive. After eight days of heavy snowfall, the rescue party was abandoned. In 1972, after eight days of heavy snowfall over the Andes mountains, the search for survivors of a missing Fairchild aerop lane ceased. Even if the plane could be found, the likeliness of the forty-five passengers and crew being found alive was remote. Yet ten weeks later two emaciated men fell to their knees at the sight of a Chilean peasant tending his cattle in a remote Andean valley. After these two men finally persuaded the incredulous authorities that they really were survivors of the missing Fairchild plane, they led a rescue team to the site of the crash, the remaining fourteen survivors and a tale of horrific bravery. Putting to rest the rumours and criticism the survivors came into, Alive exposes the inescapable truth and stark courageousness of how they lived to tell their story. Weakened by starvation, extreme cold, and by the awful knowledge that the search had been called off, the survivors had to face the torturous reality of their situation: to live, they must eat the flesh of their dead companions... ... Leer resumen completo

13.80€

13.80€

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THE CLERKENWELL TALES
ARROW (RANDOM), 2004

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Sister Clarice, a nun in the House of St Mary at Clerkenwell, experiences visions. This novel begins with "The Nun's Tale", and continues with the "The Friar's Tale", "The Merchant's Tale" and "The Clerk's Tale", building a portrait of medieval London, where people are disenchanted by the Church.

12.75€

12.75€

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IN THE SHADOW OF THE CROWN
THREE RIVERS PRESS (CROWN), 2004

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Jean PlaidyAs Henry VIII's only child, the future seemed golden for Princess Mary. She was the daughter of Henry's first queen, Katharine of Aragon, and was heir presumptive to the throne of England. Red-haired like her father, she was also intelligent and deeply religious like her staunchly Catholic mother. But her father' s ill-fated love for Anne Boleyn would shatter Mary's life forever. The father who had once adored her was now intent on having a male heir at all costs. He divorced her mother and, at the age of twelve, Mary was banished from her father’s presence, stripped of her royal title, and replaced by his other children--first Elizabeth, then Edward. Worst of all, she never saw her beloved mother again; Katharine was exiled too, and died soon after. Lonely and miserable, Mary turned for comfort to the religion that had sustained her mother. In a stroke of fate, however, Henry's much-longed-for son died in his teens, leaving Mary the legitimate heir to the throne. It was, she felt, a sign from God--proof that England should return to the Catholic Church. Swayed by fanatical advisors and her own religious fervor, Mary made horrific examples of those who failed to embrace the Church, earning her the immortal nickname "Bloody Mary." She was married only once, to her Spanish cousin Philip II--a loveless and childless marriage that brought her to the edge of madness. With In the Shadow of the Crown, Jean Plaidy brings to life the dark story of a queen whose road to the throne was paved with sorrow. ... Leer resumen completo

18.43€

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QUEEN OF THIS REALM
THREE RIVERS PRESS (CROWN), 2004

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Jean PlaidyIn this "memoir" by Elizabeth I, legendary historical novelist Jean Plaidy reveals the Virgin Queen as she truly was: the bewildered, motherless child of an all-powerful father; a captive in the Tower of London; a shrewd politician; a lover of the arts; and eventually, an icon of an era. It is the story of her im probable rise to power and the great triumphs of her reign--the end of religious bloodshed, the settling of the New World, the defeat of the Spanish Armada. Brilliantly clever, a scholar with a ready wit, she was also vain, bold, and unpredictable, a queen who commanded--and won--absolute loyalty from those around her. But in these pages, in her own voice, Elizabeth also recounts the emotional turmoil of her life: the loneliness of power; the heartbreak of her lifelong love affair with Robert Dudley, whom she could never marry; and the terrible guilt of ordering the execution of her cousin, Mary, Queen of Scots. In this unforgettable novel, Elizabeth emerges as one of the most fascinating and controversial women in history, and as England’s greatest monarch. ... Leer resumen completo

19.75€

19.75€

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THE DRUID KING
VINTAGE INTERNATIONAL. RANDOM HOUSE, 2004

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This historical novel sees the Gallic Wars from the point of view of Vercingetorix, the Gaul who led his army against Julius ("I came, I saw, I conquered") Caesar and lost.

18.49€

18.49€

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THE WHITE RUSSIAN
WATERBROOK PRESS, 2004

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A posting in Saint Petersburg is just what Chief Inspector Sandro Ruzsky needs in order to redeem his career after a temporary exile in Siberia for contradicting his superiors. But once he is there, a seemingly straightforward murder investigation begins to look more and more complicated when one victim turns out to be an e mployee of the tsar and the other an American. ... Leer resumen completo

19.74€

19.74€

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THE PALACE OF HEAVENLY PLEASURE
HODDER & STOUGHTON, 2004

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A group of foreigners in the northeastern town of Shishan finds the status quo upset when Helen Frances, a young woman with a middle class upbringing but a fatal flaw, arrives and falls in love with the Hon Henry Manners. The most astonishing range of characters awaits you in this novel; the wicked brothel-keeper Madam Liu and her sadistic son Ren Ren, the pragmatic, rational missionary Dr Airton, the American zealot Septimus Harding, the equivocal Mandarin. Not to mention the wonderfully complicated anti-hero Henry Manners, the prostitutes Fan Yimei and Shen Ping, the bandit Iron Man Wang, the Mongolian shaman. And the ingenue, Helen Frances herself, whose innocence covers an unorthodox curiosity. ... Leer resumen completo

9.25€

9.25€

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ANTHONY
HODDER & STOUGHTON, 1997

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Narrated partly by Antony himself as he stands on the verge of ruin, and partly by his Greek secretary Critias, the novel charts Antony's fortunes since the murder of Julius Caeser. This is the final book in the author's quartet of Roman novels.

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11.34€

11.34€

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LUCREZIA BORGIA
WATERBROOK PRESS, 2003

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“A fascinating story, rich in detail. In every case, Faunce portrays [Lucrezia] believably, with wit and sensitivity.”--Library Journal Hundreds of years after her death, Lucrezia Borgia remains one of the most enigmatic and notorious women of history, accused of incest, of poisoning her rivals, and even of murd ering her own father. Born into scandal, she was the daughter of the treacherous Cardinal Roderigo Borgia, who would later be crowned Pope Alexander VI. When her father ascended the papal throne, young Lucrezia’s life changed forever. From then on, Lucrezia would be unable to escape the political ambitions of her father and her brother, the bloodthirsty Cesare Borgia. In an era when the Vatican was as decadent and violent as any royal court, Lucrezia was its crown princess. Famed for her beauty, she was a valuable pawn in the marriage game, and Alexander VI would use her to create one alliance after another. When her kindly first husband no longer suited the Pope’s needs, Lucrezia’s virginity was restored by papal decree (her new maidenhood was declared “miraculous”), and she was married off again, this time to a man she truly loved, Alfonso, Prince of Naples. But her joy was short-lived. Alfonso loathed her brother and refused to participate in the Pope’s imperial schemes, which threatened to tear apart the Vatican’s political alliances--and Lucrezia’s happy marriage. (...) ... Leer resumen completo

18.42€

18.42€

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WE HAVE ALWAYS LIVED IN THE CASTLE.
Fecha Lanzamiento: 10/10/2006
PENGUIN, 2006

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Alone since four members of the family died of arsenic poisoning, Merricat, Constance, and Julian Blackwood spend their days in happy isolation until cousin Charles appears.

14.50€

14.50€

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LONGING
J.D. LANDIS
BALLANTINE BOOKS (RANDOM), 2001

20.83€

20.83€

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HONORABLE COMPANY
BANTAM BOOKS, 2001

19.44€

19.44€

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THE PLAINS OF PASSAGE
Fecha Lanzamiento: 24/02/2002
HODDER & STOUGHTON, 2002

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Ayla the orphan and Jondalar the traveller leave the safety of the land of the mammoth hunters and embark on a seemingly impossible journey. On their way, they brave savage enemies in their search for the place that will become home.

9.95€

9.95€

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