The daughters of a ruthlessly ambitious family, Mary and Anne Boleyn are sent to the court of Henry VIII to attract the attention of the king, who first takes Mary as his mistress and then Anne as his wife.
With more than 425,000 copies in print, THE BEST AMERICAN EROTICA series introduces its 2006 edition with dazzling stories from John Updike, David Sedaris and Tom Perrotta.
Told from the perspective of Darcy, the first installment of a trilogy based on Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" begins with his observations of the Bennet family during a disastrous Netherfield Park ball, and offers insight into his complicated past.
A thorough guide to the classic treat offers both casual and elegant fare--from Classic Swiss Fondue to Marinated Ahi with Wasabi Dipping Sauce to Mascarpone and Vanilla Bean Fondue, as well as broth-based fondues and hot pots--in a guide with over forty color photos.
Uses an A to Z format to answer questions about the history, people, societies and organizations, symbols, and locations presented in the novel "The Lost Symbol."
Betrayal, vengeance, redemption, greed and love, are tied together by 20 contemporary masters of the genre, including David Baldacci, Sandra Brown, Lisa Scottoline, Jeffrey Deaver and more.
"Through the fascinating stories of thirty English words used and understood in nearly all corners of the globe, The English Is Coming! takes readers on an eye-opening journey across culture and commerce, war and peace, and time and space. These mini-histories shed new light on everyday words: the strange turns of fate by which their meanings evolved and their new roles as the building blocks of the first language ever to forge a global community. Exploring such familiar terms as shampoo (from a Hindi word for scalp and body hygiene long practiced in India); robot (coined by Czech painter Josef Capek for his brother Karel's 1921 play about man-made creatures); credit (rooted in a prehistoric phrase of sacred significance: "to put heart into"); and dozensof others, Dunton-Downer reveals with clarity and humor how these linguistic artifacts embody the resilience, appeal, adoptability, and wild inclusiveness that English, through a series of historical accidents, gained on its road to worldwide reach. These words explain not only how English has managed to link our distant and often disparate pasts but also how it is propelling humankind to a future that we can, for the first time, talk about and shape in a language that now belongs to all of us: Global English" --Cover, p. 2.
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To celebrate its fifteenth anniversary, the top-selling erotica franchise achieves a scorching new climax with a special edition showcasing the standout stories from the entire series.
When their parents die an untimely death, a blind, naïve younger sister becomes wholly dependent on her bitter and conniving older sister, who overprotectively imparts stories of a brutal and dangerous world until the younger sister makes a surprising choice. By the author of Big Fish .
A romance in reverse is set in Paris and London and follows an artist's attempts to fall back in love with his wife after the end of his affair, an effort that is challenged by the sale of a personal painting and his wife's discovery of his infidelity.