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|Author||: Adrian Tinniswood|
|Editor||: Basic Books|
From an acclaimed social and architectural historian, the tumultuous, scandalous, glitzy, and glamorous history of English country houses and high society during the interwar period As WWI drew to a close, change reverberated through the halls of England's country homes. As the sun set slowly on the British Empire, the shadows lengthened on the lawns of a thousand stately homes. In The Long Weekend, historian Adrian Tinniswood introduces us to the tumultuous, scandalous and glamorous history of English country houses during the years between World Wars. As estate taxes and other challenges forced many of these venerable houses onto the market, new sectors of British and American society were seduced by the dream of owning a home in the English countryside. Drawing on thousands of memoirs, letters, and diaries, as well as the eye-witness testimonies of belted earls and bibulous butlers, Tinniswood brings the stately homes of England to life as never before, opening the door to a world by turns opulent and ordinary, noble and vicious, and forever wrapped in myth. We are drawn into the intrigues of legendary families such as the Astors, the Churchills and the Devonshires as they hosted hunting parties and balls that attracted the likes of Charlie Chaplin, T.E. Lawrence, and royals such as Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson. We waltz through aristocratic soiré, and watch as the upper crust struggle to fend off rising taxes and underbred outsiders, property speculators and poultry farmers. We gain insight into the guilt and the gingerbread, and see how the image of the country house was carefully protected by its occupants above and below stairs. Through the glitz of estate parties, the social tensions between old money and new, the hunting parties, illicit trysts, and grand feasts, Tinniswood offers a glimpse behind the veil of these great estates -- and reveals a reality much more riveting than the dream.
|Author||: Veronica Henry|
A short break can become the holiday of a lifetime . . . A perfect summer read from the brilliant Veronica Henry, author of The Forever House. In a gorgeous quayside hotel in Cornwall, the long weekend is just beginning . . . Claire Marlowe owns 'The Townhouse by the Sea' with Luca, the hotel's charismatic chef. She ensures that everything runs smoothly - until an unexpected arrival checks in and turns her whole world upside-down. The rest of the guests arrive with their own baggage. There's a couple looking for distraction from a family tragedy; a man trying to make amends for an affair he bitterly regrets . . .and the young woman who thinks the Cornish village might hold the key to her past. Here are affairs of the heart, secrets, lies and scandal - all wrapped up in one long, hot weekend.
|Author||: Adrian Tinniswood|
'A masterpiece of social history' Daily Mail There is nothing quite as beautiful as an English country house in summer. And there has never been a summer quite like that Indian summer between the two world wars, a period of gentle decline in which the sun set slowly on the British Empire and the shadows lengthened on the lawns of a thousand stately homes. Real life in the country house during the 1920s and 1930s was not always so sunny. By turns opulent and ordinary, noble and vicious, its shadows were darker. In The Long Weekend, Adrian Tinniswood uncovers the truth about a world half-forgotten, draped in myth and hidden behind stiff upper lips and film-star smiles. Drawing on hundreds of memoirs, on unpublished letters and diaries, on the eye-witness testimonies of belted earls and unhappy heiresses and bullying butlers, The Long Weekend gives a voice to the people who inhabited this world and shows how the image of the country house was carefully protected by its occupants above and below stairs, and how the reality was so much more interesting than the dream.
|Author||: Clare Lydon|
|Editor||: Custard Books|
Secrets. Lies. Romance. Wine. Take seven lesbians and two gay men, then drop them into a gorgeous Devon house over the Easter break. You’ve been on this weekend, haven’t you? Do you remember what happens next? Stir together laughs, high drama and flowing booze, then leave to simmer. Nine friends + four nights = one hell of a long weekend… Praise for The Long Weekend… “Funny, thoughtful and plays out like a movie in your head.” – Joanne Hand “This second offering from Clare Lydon is her best. Like a fine wine, she just gets better.” – Scott Campbell “Fantastic book that harks back to the feeling and atmosphere of Peter's Friends.” – Angela Hudson-Price Buy The Long Weekend and get your fix of lesbian romance & drama today!
|Author||: Savita Kalhan|
|Editor||: Random House|
Sam knows that he and his friend Lloyd made a colossal mistake when they accepted the ride home. They have ended up in a dark mansion in the middle of nowhere with man who means to harm them. But Sam doesn't know how to get them out. They were trapped, then separated. Now they are alone. Will either of them get out alive? This gripping and hypnotic thriller will have you reading late into the night...
|Author||: Cynthia Rylant|
|Editor||: Simon and Schuster|
In the eleventh book in the Henry and Mudge series, it's a gray, rainy weekend and Henry and Mudge are stuck inside. Being inside is boring, until Henry and his parents decide to build a castle in the basement!
|Author||: Troon Harrison|
|Editor||: Random House (UK)|
For his fifth birthday James chooses three days at the beach. Each day he builds something in the cool sand which comes alive in his imagination; a garage, a farm and on the last day, a grand castle. When it is time to go home he keeps two shells, a pebble and a piece of seaweed to remind him of his very special long weekend.
|Author||: Ophalandus Brasfield|
|Editor||: Xlibris Corporation|
Caleb Blessing left Hempstead years ago a lost and confused young man. Having escaped certain death from an incident he barely understood at the time, he carried with him a tremendous burden. Returning today to bury his father who died from mysterious circumstances, Caleb found his hometown undergoing a supernatural siege, adversaries with hidden agendas from him and a former love that has moved on without him. Can Caleb rid himself of demons both real and imagined or is he fated to spend the longest weekend fighting for his life-provided he lives that long?
|Author||: Bernie Garnett|
|Editor||: Author House|
Two school friends are suddenly involved in two crimes, one as a victim, one as a witness. Their stories are not convincing at first..kidnapping..international issues..as current as today. What can two guys do? How can they get involved and stay involved? They press. They keep on pressing. They press hard enough to see real justice in a real world. Join them as they tell their story of the long weekend.
|Author||: Terry R Barca|
|Editor||: Terry R Barca|
Melbourne’s finest old hotel, wine, whisky, cafes, restaurants, fashion, daggers, policemen, beautiful cars, and a mature couple very much in love, all play their part in an adventure that unfolds over a LONG WEEKEND. Sam and Scarlett have been married for a little over a year. Scarlett has recently inherited her fathers multimillion dollar business empire and Sam has retired from being a private detective to help Scarlett run the business. A four day weekend at the Windsor, designed as a ‘getaway’ from the pressures of their new life is interrupted by Detective Inspector Blank, who tries to entice Sam out of retirement to help him with a high profile murder committed not far from Sam and Scarlett’s iconic hotel, The Windsor. Sam and Scarlett are determined to enjoy their time together but Sam’s fame as a mystery writer and private detective seem determined to drag them into this mystery. THE LONG WEEKEND. A Sam and Scarlett Mystery. By Terry R Barca.
|Author||: Mimi Flood|
Kobo's 2019 Emerging Writer Prize finalist for Romance A weekend filled with family, a funeral and falling in love. "My night began with getting dumped. I was sure it couldn't get worse, but little did I know it would." The news of her grandmother's death is hard to take, but even harder is the reality that Ellie Williams must now return home to the Williams' Orchards for the funeral. Surrounded by her guilt, the ghosts from her past and her passive-aggressive mother, it's no wonder Ellie spends her time with her gorgeous neighbour, and former crush, Devon Barrett. He's still as hot as ever, but now he's intertwined in Ellie's life in ways she never would have imagined. Torn by unwanted responsibilities and her growing feelings for Devon, Ellie must decide which she should follow: her head or her heart. The Long Weekend is about how life doesn't always go according to plan but can surprise you. If you like steamy small-town romances between the boy next door and the city girl, Mimi Flood's debut novel is your next favorite read. Grab your copy today and find out what can happen in just a few days...
|Author||: Robert Kuhn McGregor,Ethan Lewis|
|Editor||: Kent State University Press|
"In Conundrums for the Long Week-End, Robert McGregor and Ethan Lewis explore how Sayers used her fictional hero to comment on, and come to terms with, the social upheaval of the time: world wars, the crumbling of the privileged aristocracy, the rise of democracy, and the expanding struggle of women for equality. A reflection of the age, Lord Peter's character changed tremendously, mirroring the developing subtleties of his creator's evolving worldview." "Scholars of the Modern Age, fans of the mystery genre, and admirers of Sayers's fiction are sure to appreciate McGregor and Lewis's incisive examination of the literary, social, and historical context of this prized author's most popular work."--Jacket.
|Author||: Richelle Sigele Donigan,Rachel Neumann|
|Editor||: Parallax Press|
With simple mindfulness activities, healthy recipes, and suggested itineraries to recharge, build community, and inspire creativity, this beautiful photo book is full of ideas that will inspire anyone seeking relaxation and reconnection. A great gift for all the busy people in your life.... and yourself. Here is your guide and inspiration for a weekend retreat to inspire renewal. Whether you sneak away with some friends or just turn off your devices and hide the to do list at home, Long Weekend is full of ideas to spend a creative, artistic, technology-free weekend filled with exercises and resources that will leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. Includes basic itineraries for how to shape the time in addition to rituals of renewal provided by experienced retreat leaders Richelle Donigan and Rachel Neumann. Beautiful photographs by lifestyle photographer Ericka McConnell will transport you, so that reading the book feels like a retreat in itself. Great for armchair travelers as well as those looking for help planning a weekend away.
|Author||: Gilly MacMillan|
|Editor||: William Morrow|
Fast paced and incredibly compelling . . . this book will not let you put it down. -- SHARI LAPENA In this pulse-pounding thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of The Nanny, a group of women travel to the most remote place in England for a weekend escape, only to discover a startling note that one of their husbands will be killed before they return home--perfect for fans of Ruth Ware and Lucy Foley. Three couples Two bodies One secret Dark Fell Barn is a "perfectly isolated" retreat, or so says its website when Jayne books a reservation for her friends. A quiet place, far removed from the rest of the world, is exactly what they need. The women arrive for a girls' night ahead of their husbands. There's ex-Army Jayne, hardened and serious, but also damaged. Ruth, the driven doctor and new mother who is battling demons of her own. Young Emily, just wed and insecure, the newest addition of this tight-knit band. Missing this year is Edie, who was the glue holding them together, until her husband died suddenly. But what they hoped would be a relaxing break soon turns to horror. Upon arrival at Dark Fell Barn, the women find a devastating note claiming one of their husbands will be murdered. There are no phones, no cell service to check on their men. Friendships fracture as the situation spins wildly out of control. Betrayal can come in many forms. This group has kept each other's secrets for far too long.
|Author||: John Peri|
a long weekend with Mila ..well beyond the beauty, a highly intelligent young lady with an outrageous amount of charm and a wonderful sense of humour - a true delight to be with and photograph .. but you can see that in her photos ...
|Author||: Wilfred R. Bion|
Reminiscence of the first twenty-one years of Wilfred Bion s life: eight years of childhood in India, ten years at public school in England, and three years of life in the army.