Songs of Love and War

Songs of Love and War


  • Release: 2017-11-07
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 400 page
  • ISBN: 9781471172823
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Previously published in the US as The Girl in the Castle. The #1 international bestseller about the enduring bond between three women and the castle they will never forget. Their lives were mapped out ahead of them. But love and war will change everything... It’s the early 1900s and Castle Deverill stands staunchly untouched by time, hidden away in the rolling Irish hills. Within the castle walls, three friends have formed a close bond: affluent, flame-haired Kitty Deverill; Bridie Doyle, Kitty’s best friend and daughter of the castle’s cook; and Celia Deverill, Kitty’s flamboyant English cousin. They’ve grown up together, always sheltered from the conflict embroiling the rest of the country. But when Bridie learns of a secret Kitty has been keeping, their idyllic world is forever torn apart. Later, the three women scatter to different parts of the globe. Kitty must salvage what she can before Castle Deverill and everything she has ever known is reduced to ash. Songs of Love and War is an epic generational saga about the lasting bonds of true friendship and the powerful ties we all have to the place we call home.

Songs of Love and War

Songs of Love and War


  • Release: 2020-10-06
  • Publisher: Other Press, LLC
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  • File: PDF, 128 page
  • ISBN: 9781635421279
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The authors of oral literature in the Pashtun language create their work at a far remove from any books. Generally deprived of the support of schools and universities, their compositions are inseparable from song. Their poetry is never declaimed; rather, their rhyme and rhythm have melodic value. These popular improvisations do not exalt mystic love. In them there is no aspiration whatsoever to an unfathomable and incommunicable heaven, nor devotion to the lord, nor praise for an absolute master, nor any Adonis. To the contrary, they are songs of the earth. They celebrate nature, mountains, rivers, dawn and night’s magnetic space. They are songs of war and honor, shame and love, beauty and death. The repression of Afghan women has caused untold suffering, particularly through moral subjugation. Infant daughters and their mothers are received with scorn and shame, and lead lives of subordination and humiliation. Their rebellion against these tribal codes comes only through suicide and song. Translated from the Pashtun into French by the eminent Sayd Bahodine Majrouh, the greatest Afghan poet of the twentieth century, his text has been rendered into English in the expert hands of Marjolijn de Jager of the Translation Department at NYU.

Songs of Love and War

Songs of Love and War


  • Release: 2017-04-06
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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  • File: PDF, 288 page
  • ISBN: 9781472909923
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The dawn chorus: a single voice cutting through the darkness heralds a breaking wave of sound at the very beginning of the day. It is an iconic natural phenomenon with many familiar performers, yet it is a mysterious event for which there is no complete explanation. A mass of starlings gathers at the end of the midwinter day. As the sun sets, wave upon wave of bodies rolls in and embarks upon another of nature's great attempts to show off. The murmuration is another much-admired spectacle, but again its purpose is obscure and defies our understanding. From dawn until dusk, birds do things that are surprising and mystifying. Songs of Love and War delves into bird behaviour and uncovers its purpose and meaning. More than just an inside look at bird behaviour, this book also represents a personal journey of discovery. What starts as a desire to learn more about the birds encountered on a regular father-and-son walk through the woods leads to a realisation that a bird's life is very far from the idyllic scene that can often be glimpsed by the casual birdwatcher. Actually a bird's life is often unusual and surprising, but above all it is brief and much darker than you might think.

Daughters of Castle Deverill

Daughters of Castle Deverill


  • Release: 2017-11-07
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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  • File: PDF, 400 page
  • ISBN: 9781471172830
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Previously published in the US as The Daughters of Ireland. The second book in the #1 international bestselling series about the powerful ties between three women and their determination to return home. The war is over. But life will never be the same... It is 1925 and Castle Deverill has burned to the ground. War and deception have divided the daughters of Ireland, but Celia vows to return her ancestral home to its former glory. Kitty raises a young family but longs for something more, and Bridie flourishes as a New York socialite consumed by revenge. Celia works to reunite her childhood friends and restore the place they once called home, but soon everything she knows is cast into doubt as the Great Depression looms. In the second installment of Santa Montefiore’s sweeping generational epic, Celia, Kitty, and Bridie must once again face the dark shadows of history. Daughters of Castle Deverill is an unforgettable story of enduring friendship and the inner strength needed to start again.

The Last Secret of the Deverills

The Last Secret of the Deverills


  • Release: 2017-11-07
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 400 page
  • ISBN: 9781471172847
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The Butterfly Box

The Butterfly Box


  • Release: 2014-01-02
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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  • File: PDF, 608 page
  • ISBN: 9781471132117
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THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLING AUTHOR An unforgettable journey of discovery . . . Federica is moved from Chile to Cornwall when her parents separate, and all she has left of the relationship she cherished with her father, is a wooden box which has a secret beauty hidden within. Swiftly embraced into the eccentric Appleby family, it isn’t long before Federica falls for her friend’s older brother Sam, who barely notices the little girl until it is too late… Years later, from the sanctuary of a seemingly perfect marriage, Federica embarks on a painful journey of self-discovery. Will she finally learn the true lesson of the butterfly box? ***PRAISE FOR SANTA MONTEFIORE*** ‘Nobody does epic romance like Santa Montefiore’ JOJO MOYES ‘An enchanting read overflowing with deliciously poignant moments’ DINAH JEFFERIES on Songs of Love and War ‘Santa Montefiore hits the spot for my like few other writers’ SARRA MANNING ‘One of our personal favourites’ THE TIMES on The Last Secret of the Deverills

Birdsong

Birdsong


  • Release: 2012-03-21
  • Publisher: Vintage
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  • File: PDF, 496 page
  • ISBN: 9780307820389
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Published to international critical and popular acclaim, this intensely romantic yet stunningly realistic novel spans three generations and the unimaginable gulf between the First World War and the present. As the young Englishman Stephen Wraysford passes through a tempestuous love affair with Isabelle Azaire in France and enters the dark, surreal world beneath the trenches of No Man's Land, Sebastian Faulks creates a world of fiction that is as tragic as A Farewell to Arms and as sensuous as The English Patient. Crafted from the ruins of war and the indestructibility of love, Birdsong is a novel that will be read and marveled at for years to come.

Sea of Lost Love

Sea of Lost Love


  • Release: 2014-01-02
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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  • File: PDF, 416 page
  • ISBN: 9781471132049
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An idyllic Cornish holiday in the summer of 1958. A happy aristocratic family blessed with wealth and promise. But unbeknown to all of them, death stalks paradise. When catastrophe strikes in the most unexpected way, the tragedy first breaks Celestria Montague's young heart - then shatters her every illusion. With the backing of her grandfather, a flamboyant American robber baron, Celestria sets out to unravel the deadly yet bizarre riddle. Amongst the orange groves of Italy's ruggedly beautiful southern coast, she finds a grotesque, bewildering mist of masquerades and mirrors. In this labyrinth of deception that threatens to destroy all her faith in family and affection, she meets a man who teaches her that truth is the heart of all love.

The Linen Shawl

The Linen Shawl


  • Release: 2016-07-11
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  • File: PDF, 272 page
  • ISBN: 0983696349
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Set in war-torn 12th Century England, The Linen Shawl is the story of Noah Caperon, a widowed carpenter, who, in a desperate attempt to make up for the loss of his wife and unborn child, struggles to raise a spirited orphan girl, only to discover that he and his ambitious childhood friend are not only fighting on opposite sides in the conflict, they are in love with the same brave and beautiful woman.

The Nigeria Civil War

The Nigeria Civil War


  • Release: 2016-01-04
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 202 page
  • ISBN: 1523211008
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You cannot imagine the depth of my feelings, Pete... but... I cannot see any future for us. We are almost cut off from the rest of the country. Everyone is bitter. There is no money to pay workers and jobs are few. Recently, all those who left their jobs..." She went on and on. In fact, in the weeks that they had not met, a lot had been happening. But while she was saying all this, -a deep frown was gathering again on Peter's face. He was a bit surprised at her logic but said, "My dear, what has all this got to do with marrying me? Will you marry me? Will you marry me Vivian?" he repeated his question. "Even if there is no job for anyone, I want to marry you. Will you accept me Vivian?" She kept quiet, but he continued. Things are bound to change for the better. All efforts are being made to bring about reconciliation.' He paused and then said, "Vivi, you have a knack of leaving questions unanswered. Am I rushing you? Do you need time to make up your mind? I had made up my mind long time ago that it is going to be you or nobody. The Nigeria Civil War is a profound love story of victory through the treacherous terrain of fate. The story indeed is a fascinating account in graphic details of love blossoming in the harrowing events of the Nigerian Civil War. It is of immense historical importance, not only informative, but satisfyingly refreshing. Personally I find it compelling, alluring, a good book for every heart that loves. Prof. Michael G. Duewel.