Book Title : Lord Sebastian s Wife

lord sebastian s wife

Release Date : 2012-05-15
ISBN Code : 9781459243125
Book Author : Katy Cooper
Book Publisher : Harlequin
Total Pages : 288

Book Summary :

He had broken every promise he had ever made her… And her heart with them! A reckless promise, made in the glow of first love, now bound Lord Sebastian Benbury to the Lady Beatrice. But though her beauty still stirred his inner fires, nothing could burn away the far-off memory of her with another man!

Book Title : A Promise of More A Rouge Regency Romance

a promise of more a rouge regency romance

Release Date : 2014-10-28
ISBN Code : 9781473503946
Book Author : Bronwen Evans
Book Publisher : Random House
Total Pages : 320

Book Summary :

Two independent souls, fighting to resist a deepening passion. When Beatrice Hennessey sets out to confront Lord Coldhurst, the notorious rogue who killed her brother in a duel, her intent is to save her family from destitution.But while greeting his ship, Beatrice takes a tumble into the Thames - only to be fished out by a pair of strong masculine arms, arms that belong to Sebastian Hawkestone, Lord Coldhurst himself. Beatrice makes Sebastian a proposition, one that he may find impossible to refuse...

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Release Date : 2017-02-09
ISBN Code : 9785040175062
Book Author : Ивлин Во
Book Publisher : Litres
Total Pages :

Book Summary :

«Возвращение в Брайдсхед» (1944) – одна из величайших книг прошлого столетия. Она входит в список 100 лучших англоязычных романов ХХ века по версии издательства «Modern Library», дважды экранизирована – в 1981 и в 2008 годах, переведена на все ведущие языки мира.История непростых отношений художника Чарльза Райдера с представителями эксцентричной аристократической семьи Флайт. История дружбы и ее утраты, любви и предательства, веры и фанатизма. Но прежде всего – это история заката эпохи «золотых двадцатых» с ее беззаботной жизнью, роскошными поместьями и шумными вечеринками.

Book Title : Celebration Capitalism and the Olympic Games

celebration capitalism and the olympic games

Release Date : 2013-08-15
ISBN Code : 9781135938260
Book Author : Jules Boykoff
Book Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 184

Book Summary :

The Olympic Games have become the world’s greatest media and marketing event—a global celebration of exceptional athletics gilded with corporate cash. Huge corporations vie for association with the "Olympic Image" in the hope of gaining a worldwide marketing audience of billions. In this provocative critical study of the contemporary Olympics, Jules Boykoff argues that the Games have become a massive planned economy designed to shield the rich from risk while providing them with a spectacle to treasure. Placing political economy at the center of the analysis, and drawing on interdisciplinary research in sociology, politics, geography, history, and economics, Boykoff develops an innovative theory of "celebration capitalism", the manipulation of state actors as partners that drives us towards public–private partnerships in which the public pays and the private profits. He argues that the Athens Games in 2004 marked the full emergence of celebration capitalism, with London 2012 representing its quintessential expression, characterized by a state of exception, unfettered commercialism, repression of dissent, questionable sustainability claims, and the complicity of the mainstream media. Controversial, challenging, and forthright, this book opens up a fascinating new avenue for understanding the contemporary Olympics in the context of global capitalist society. It is essential reading for anybody with an interest in the Olympic Games, the relationship between sport and society, or global politics and culture.

Book Title : Huguenot and Scots Links 1575 1775

huguenot and scots links 1575 1775

Release Date : 2005
ISBN Code : 0806352841
Book Author : David Dobson
Book Publisher : Genealogical Publishing Com
Total Pages : 92

Book Summary :

This book has been compiled from both primary and secondary sources in Scotland and is based to some extent on distinctive French surnames, some which have become Scotticized and may vary from the original; for example, Dieppe and its variants. In England some French surnames were translated into English equivalents, and this may also have occurred in Scotland, making it more difficult to identify Huguenot families.

Book Title : Who Buries the Dead

who buries the dead

Release Date : 2015-03-03
ISBN Code : 9781101609798
Book Author : C.S. Harris
Book Publisher : Penguin
Total Pages : 352

Book Summary :

The grisly murder of a West Indies slave owner and the reappearance of a dangerous enemy from Sebastian St. Cyr’s past combine to put C. S. Harris’s “troubled but compelling antihero” (Booklist) to the ultimate test in this taut, thrilling mystery. London, 1813. The vicious decapitation of Stanley Preston, a wealthy, socially ambitious plantation owner, at Bloody Bridge draws Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin, into a macabre and increasingly perilous investigation. The discovery near the body of an aged lead coffin strap bearing the inscription King Charles, 1648 suggests a link between this killing and the beheading of the deposed seventeenth-century Stuart monarch. Equally troubling, the victim’s kinship to the current Home Secretary draws the notice of Sebastian’s powerful father-in-law, Lord Jarvis, who will exploit any means to pursue his own clandestine ends. Working in concert with his fiercely independent wife, Hero, Sebastian finds his inquiries taking him from the wretched back alleys of Fish Street Hill to the glittering ballrooms of Mayfair as he amasses a list of suspects who range from an eccentric Chelsea curiosity collector to the brother of an unassuming but brilliantly observant spinster named Jane Austen. But as one brutal murder follows another, it is the connection between the victims and ruthless former army officer Sinclair, Lord Oliphant, that dramatically raises the stakes. Once, Oliphant nearly destroyed Sebastian in a horrific wartime act of carnage and betrayal. Now the vindictive former colonel might well pose a threat not only to Sebastian but to everything—and everyone—Sebastian holds most dear. From the Hardcover edition.

Book Title : My Lord and Spymaster

my lord and spymaster

Release Date : 2008-07-01
ISBN Code : 144063369X
Book Author : Joanna Bourne
Book Publisher : Penguin
Total Pages : 336

Book Summary :

A daring beauty will risk everything for love in this thrilling romance in Joanna Bourne's Spymaster series. Raised as a poor but cunning pickpocket, Jess Whitby may have grown into a wealthy young woman, but now she must rely once again on her guile. Her father’s been wrongly accused of selling secrets to Napoleon, and he’s going to hang—unless Jess finds the real traitor in the London underworld. She never dreamed her search would begin by waking up naked in the bed of a rude merchant captain. Or how little she’d mind… When Captain Sebastian Kennett averts a kidnapping on the London docks, he takes the headstrong would-be victim home. He’s infatuated with her courageous spirit. She’s enthralled by his commanding strength and the sexy spark in his eyes. Then she discovers something else about the spellbinding seaman: He could be the traitor she’s hunting, the man whose next move could determine her father’s fate—and her future as well. From the Paperback edition.

Book Title : Sebastian S Way

sebastian s way

Release Date : 2016-12-15
ISBN Code : 9781532012242
Book Author : George Steger
Book Publisher : iUniverse
Total Pages : 380

Book Summary :

HE'S FOUGHT FOR HIS LANDS, HIS MARRIAGE, AND HIS KING. THE FIGHT FOR HIS SOUL IS JUST BEGINNING. "He's alive." With these two words, the world as Sebastian knows it will never be the same. The news that his cousin Konradhis sworn enemy and abusive first husband of his beloved wife Adelameans that his marriage is no longer valid. Even the high king Charlemagne cannot challenge the decision of a powerful emerging Church. Sebastian can do nothing but watch as the love of his life enters a convent. This epic tale of love and honor sweeps the reader back into the fascinating 9th century world of the incomparable Charlemagne. No mere military account of conquests and battles, this is a rich, well-rounded period drama and an authentic recreation of the early medieval world. Book I of this three-volume series was highly recommended by the Historical Novel Society. The second novel does not disappoint, as the hero is sent from the kings Rhineland court to three preeminent capitals of the 9th-century medieval world: Constantinople, Jerusalem, and Baghdad. Through his courage under pressure, original ideas, and steadfast service to the king Sebastian has become one of Charlemagnes twelve paladins, a high honor, but the cost is also high. He loses his beloved wife and family, becomes entangled with other beautiful women, and is submerged into a foreign world of intrigue and betrayal. Becoming a paladin changes Sebastian from a young man of faith and character into a hard-bitten warrior in a ruthless world. Thus the latter part of the novel presents a swirling adventure but also a parable of the ruin and redemption of a professional soldier.

Book Title : Where Serpents Sleep

where serpents sleep

Release Date : 2008-11-04
ISBN Code : 110121211X
Book Author : C. S. Harris
Book Publisher : Penguin
Total Pages : 368

Book Summary :

Hero Jarvis, reform-minded daughter of the Prince Regent's cousin, enlists Sebastian St. Cyr's help in investigating the brutal murders of eight prostitutes. Following a trail of clues from London's seedy East End to the Mayfair mansions of a noble family, the two must race against time to stop a killer whose ominous plot threatens to shake the nation to its very core?

Book Title : Married for His Convenience

married for his convenience

Release Date : 2016-12-01
ISBN Code : 9781488004544
Book Author : Eleanor Webster
Book Publisher : Harlequin
Total Pages : 288

Book Summary :

A plain countess… Tainted by illegitimacy, plain Sarah Martin has no illusions of a grand marriage. So when the Earl of Langford makes her a proposal that will take her one step closer to finding her half sister, she can't refuse! Sebastian's dreams of romance died with his late wife's affair, so now he needs a convenient wife to act as governess for his silent daughter. Yet Sarah continues to surprise and challenge him, and soon Sebastian can't deny the joy his new bride could bring to his life—and into his bed!