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The Midnight Swimmer

The Midnight Swimmer

Author: Edward Wilson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781908129840

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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A brilliant Cuban Missile Crisis spy thriller by a former special forces officer and 'the thinking person's John le Carré' 'The thinking person's John le Carré' Tribune 'Edward Wilson seems poised to inherit the mantle of John le Carré' Irish Independent 'More George Smiley than James Bond, Catesby will delight those readers looking for less blood and more intelligence in their spy thrillers' Publishers Weekly October, 1962. If the Cuban gamble goes wrong and war breaks out, Britain will no longer exist. London dispatches a secret envoy to defuse the confrontation. Spawned in the bleak poverty of an East Anglian fishing port, Catesby is a spy with a big anti-establishment chip on his shoulder. He loves his country, but despises the class who run it. Loathed by the Americans and trusted by the Russians, Catesby is sent to Havana and Washington to make clandestine contacts. London has authorised Catesby to offer Moscow a secret deal to break the Cuban Missile Crisis deadlock. But before that can happen, Catesby meets the Midnight Swimmer who has a chilling message for Washington. A triangle of love and death that began in Berlin ends in Cuba. On one corner is a war disabled KGB general, on another corner is his unfulfilled wife . . . This sophisticated novel is full of twists and turns that merge historical fact with fiction. Sleaze and high politics literally share the same beds. A white-knuckle superpower standoff is played out against a backdrop of honey trap blackmail, Mafia contracts, assassinations and Vatican scandal. 'An intellectually commanding thriller' Independent 'An excellent spy novel . . . belongs on the bookshelf alongside similarly unsettling works by le Carré, Alan Furst and Eric Ambler' Huffington Post Praise for Edward Wilson: 'Stylistically sophisticated . . . Wilson knows how to hold the reader's attention' W.G. Sebald 'A reader is really privileged to come across something like this' Alan Sillitoe 'All too often, amid the glitzy gadgetry of the spy thriller, all the fast cars and sexual adventures, we lose sight of the essential seriousness of what is at stake. John le Carré reminds us, often, and so does Edward Wilson' Independent

After Midnight

After Midnight

Author: Richard Laymon

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780755391745

Category: Fiction

Page: 348

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A night of terror awaits... After Midnight is a thrilling horror novel from Richard Laymon, in which a plucky heroine must use every ounce of her ingenuity to survive. Perfect for fans of Dean Koontz and Clive Barker. Alice enjoys house-sitting for her friend; she has the place to herself, a huge TV, a swimming pool. But one night, just after midnight, a man walks out of the woods and throws himself into the pool. Alice knows about men, so she fetches the Civil War relic that hangs on the wall: an old cavalry sabre... What readers are saying about After Midnight: 'Laymon's books are either brilliantly original, or twisted journeys to a very dark place...or perhaps both....' 'I loved this book from the get-go, it had me gripped and I had it finished in two days flat. It has turns and twists that will blow your mind' 'After Midnight is undoubtedly [Laymon's] best'

ABA Journal

ABA Journal

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The ABA Journal serves the legal profession. Qualified recipients are lawyers and judges, law students, law librarians and associate members of the American Bar Association.

Delphi Collected Works of Baroness Emma Orczy (Illustrated)

Delphi Collected Works of Baroness Emma Orczy (Illustrated)

Author: Baroness Emma "Emmuska" Orczy

Publisher: Delphi Classics

ISBN: 9781786560223

Category: Fiction

Page: 9834

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The Hungarian-born British novelist, Baroness Emma Orczy achieved immense fame as the author of ‘The Scarlet Pimpernel’, one of the greatest successes of twentieth century literature, as well as numerous historical adventure novels and innovative detective fiction. This comprehensive eBook presents Orczy’s collected works, with the complete Scarlet Pimpernel adventures, numerous illustrations, rare texts, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Orczy’s life and works * Concise introductions to the major novels and other texts * 35 novels, with individual contents tables * The complete Scarlet Pimpernel novels and short stories, featuring tales often missed out of collections * Special ‘Scarlet Pimpernel Series’ table of contents, allowing you to navigate the famous works quickly * Includes rare novels appearing for the first time in digital publishing, including BY THE GODS BELOVED, A SON OF THE PEOPLE and NICOLETTE * Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Famous works are fully illustrated with their original artwork * The complete short story collections, first time in digital print * Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the short stories * Easily locate the short stories you want to read * Includes Orczy’s rare OLD HUNGARIAN FAIRY TALES – available in no other collection * Includes Orczy’s autobiography - discover the author’s personal and literary life * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Scarlet Pimpernel Series The Novels THE EMPEROR’S CANDLESTICKS IN MARY’S REIGN THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL BY THE GODS BELOVED I WILL REPAY A SON OF THE PEOPLE BEAU BROCADE THE ELUSIVE PIMPERNEL THE NEST OF THE SPARROWHAWK PETTICOAT GOVERNMENT A TRUE WOMAN FIRE IN STUBBLE MEADOWSWEET EL DORADO UNTO CÆSAR THE LAUGHING CAVALIER A BRIDE OF THE PLAINS THE BRONZE EAGLE LEATHERFACE LORD TONY’S WIFE A SHEAF OF BLUEBELLS HIS MAJESTY’S WELL-BELOVED THE FIRST SIR PERCY THE TRIUMPH OF THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL NICOLETTE PIMPERNEL AND ROSEMARY SIR PERCY HITS BACK MARIVOSA A JOYOUS ADVENTURE A CHILD OF THE REVOLUTION THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL LOOKS AT THE WORLD THE WAY OF THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL SIR PERCY LEADS THE BAND MAM’ZELLE GUILLOTINE THE WILL-O’-THE-WISP The Short Story Collections OLD HUNGARIAN FAIRY TALES THE CASE OF MISS ELLIOTT THE OLD MAN IN THE CORNER LADY MOLLY OF SCOTLAND YARD THE LEAGUE OF THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL CASTLES IN THE AIR UNRAVELLED KNOTS SKIN O’ MY TOOT ADVENTURES OF THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL IN THE RUE MONGE The Short Stories LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER The Autobiography LINKS IN THE CHAIN OF LIFE Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles or to purchase this eBook as a Parts Edition of individual eBooks

The Gates of Kamt

The Gates of Kamt

Author: Baroness Orczy

Publisher: BEYOND BOOKS HUB

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Category: Fiction

Page: 350

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Baroness Emma Orczy (full name: Emma Magdolna Rozália Mária Jozefa Borbála Orczy de Orci) (23 September 1865 – 12 November 1947), usually known as Baroness Orczy (the name under which she was published) or to her family and friends as Emmuska Orczy, was a Hungarian-born British novelist and playwright. She is best known for her series of novels featuring the Scarlet Pimpernel, the alter ego of Sir Percy Blakeney, a wealthy English fop who turns into a quick-thinking escape artist in order to save French aristocrats from "Madame Guillotine" during the French Revolution, establishing the "hero with a secret identity" in popular culture.

By The Gods Beloved

By The Gods Beloved

Author: Baroness Orczy

Publisher: House of Stratus

ISBN: 9780755126477

Category: Fiction

Page: 308

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Mark and Hugh are school friends. Mark has visited Hugh’s house, whose father is an Egyptologist and where there is an odd museum. One day, Hugh discovers the descendants of ancient pharaohs are still living in the Libyan Desert. The two then experience incredible adventures, strange sights, a beautiful princess and great dangers.

The Outdoor Swimmers' Handbook

The Outdoor Swimmers' Handbook

Author: Kate Rew

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473599512

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 291

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'An important, inspiring book by someone that has encouraged million of people to experience the wonders and friendships of Britain's rivers, lakes and seas' ROBERT MACFARLANE 'A treasured guide for anyone who wants to venture into rivers, estuaries, lakes and seas for a dip, a moonlit swim or a great adventure. I loved this book!' LYNNE COX Capturing the freewheeling spirit, community and wisdom that defines The Outdoor Swimming Society movement, founder Kate Rew reveals everything you need to know to explore rivers, lakes, seas and estuaries. Sharing tales of her own inspiring swims, Kate explores the rich and varied life of outdoor swimmers, from the physiology of cold to planning lazy hazy downstream swims. An exquisite guide for beginners and enthusiasts alike, The Outdoor Swimmers' Handbook will lead you to the shore and become your trusted companion for the adventures ahead.

A Fry Swims the Tuck

A Fry Swims the Tuck

Author: Kevin M. Lewis

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 9781480982857

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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A Fry Swims the Tuck By: Kevin M. Lewis The west side of Detroit in the 1950s: That’s where this story begins, in a working-class neighborhood, where the fathers were World War II veterans and the mothers were housewives and a young boy’s world was confined to the street he lived on. But as the narrator grows up through the ’50s and ’60s, America is going through tense changes—changes reflected in his own family and his neighborhood. Touching on the issues of the time, especially white flight and race relations, A Fry Swims the Tuck tells a story of a boy and his family, of loss, and of the lessons we learn when those we love are lost.

"Trading Magic for Fact", Fact for Magic

Author: Marc Colavincenzo

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042009365

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 239

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This study brings together three major areas of interest - history, postmodern fiction, and myth. Whereas neither history and postmodern fiction nor history and myth are strangers to one another, postmodernism and myth are odd bedfellows. For many critics, postmodern thought with its resistance to metanarratives stands in direct and deliberate contrast to myth with its apparent tendency to explain the world by means of neat, complete narratives. There is a strain of postmodern Canadian historical fiction in which myth actually forms a complement not only to postmodernism's suspicion of master-narratives but also to its privileging of those marginal and at times ignored areas of history. The fourteen works of Canadian fiction considered demonstrate a doubled impulse which at first glance seems contradictory. On the one hand, they go about demythologizing - in the Barthesian sense - various elements of historical discourse, exposing its authority as not simply a natural given but as a construct. This includes the fact that the view of history portrayed in the fiction has been either underrepresented or suppressed by official historiography. On the other hand, the history is then re-mythologized, in that it becomes part of a pre-existing myth, its mythic elements are foregrounded, myth and magic are woven into the narrative, or it is portrayed as extraordinary in some way. The result is an empowering of these histories for the future; they are made larger than life and unforgettable.

The Cave That Swims On The Water

The Cave That Swims On The Water

Author: Paul Anderson

Publisher: eStar Books

ISBN: 9781612106779

Category: Fiction

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A-ta is exchanged with the enemies with the goal of peace, but she does not just accept her fate, she makes the Cave that Swims on Water…

Counterplay

Counterplay

Author: Robert K. Tanenbaum

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743293884

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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Tanenbaum's last novel, Fury, ended with a breathtaking cliff-hanger. Now readers can enjoy the exciting conclusion -- bursting with more suspenseful twists -- in his latest, Counterplay. When betrayal results in the cold-blooded murder of a busload of schoolchildren to accomplish the escape from custody of vicious sociopath Andrew Kane, New York District Attorney Butch Karp finds himself embroiled in a raging quest for vengeance that could cost him, his family, and thousands of others their lives. With an intensive manhunt ongoing for the fugitive Kane, Karp and long-time colleague Ray Guma open a cold case and pursue murder charges against wealthy Manhattan power broker/banker Emil Stavros, whose socialite wife disappeared nearly fifteen years earlier. Meanwhile, Karp's wife, Marlene Ciampi, has let her fascination with her husband's lesser-known family comprised of Russian gangsters pull her into a dangerous world of Islamic terrorists, Chechen rebels, and Russian agents engaged in nefarious events straight out of today's real-world headlines. Yet again, Robert K. Tanenbaum writes a masterful thriller involving the most memorable -- and "un-put-downable" -- stories of corruption and courtroom confrontations. Counterplay, the latest book in the bestselling Butch Karp/Marlene Ciampi series, proves to be another full-bodied, riveting page-turner with yet another cliff-hanger not soon to be forgotten.

Wild Swims

Wild Swims

Author: Dorthe Nors

Publisher: Pushkin Press

ISBN: 9781782275510

Category: Fiction

Page: 93

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A hauntingly insightful new short story collection from the Man Booker International Prize shortlisted author This is a collection resplendent with longing. In these pages, people meet without actually connecting, travellers set off but never seem to find home. We encounter them on the fjords of Norway, in the bustle of Los Angeles, and among the lights of Copenhagen. Outsiders yearn to be on the inside, insiders are desperate to be free. A writer befriends an ex-lover's mother. An elderly man offers his body to aging women. A woman's childhood memories of wild swimming draw her back to the water. In prose that is both elegantly spare and saturated with emotion, Dorthe Nors shines a light into forgotten corners and conjures darkness where it's least expected. Her characteristic sharpness and sense of humour are ever-present, catching us when the melancholy threatens to come too close. Love, cruelty, friendship and loneliness are all here, in these stories that brim with life. Dorthe Nors was born in 1970 and studied literature at the University of Aarhus. She is one of the most original voices in contemporary Danish literature. Her short stories have appeared in numerous international periodicals including The Boston Review and Harpers, and she is the first Danish writer ever to have a story published in the New Yorker. Nors is the author of the novel Mirror, Shoulder, Signal, which was shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize, a novella Minna Needs Rehearsal Space and a collection of stories Karate Chop, also published by Pushkin Press. Karate Chop won the prestigious P. O. Enquist Literary Prize in 2014. She lives in rural Jutland, Denmark.