A compelling tale of love, war and temptation
Author: Judith Lennox
Publisher: Hachette UK
A passionate affair. A dark secret. A tainted legacy. In The Jeweller's Wife, Judith Lennox writes an epic tale of passion and betrayal that moves through the turbulence of war to 1960s London. Perfect for fans of Rachel Hore and Elizabeth Jane Howard's Cazelets series. 'A fast-moving, complex story' - The Times 1938. As England awaits the outbreak of war, Juliet Winterton journeys from the Mediterranean to the Essex countryside to begin her life as the beautiful young wife of a London jeweller. But beneath her husband's intelligence and ambition, lies a cruel and ruthless man. And when dashing politician, Gillis Sinclair, comes to stay at Marsh Court, Juliet is drawn to his irresistible charm. So begins a passionate affair that will have consequences far beyond anything Juliet imagines. For Gillis Sinclair is hiding a dark secret and, as the next generation of Wintertons grows up, Juliet fears that they, too, will be tainted by the past... What readers are saying about The Jeweller's Wife: 'A very cosy read, full of suspense and drama with exacting tragic interludes' 'A jewel of a book' 'This is a wonderfully woven story with skilful, beautiful writing. If you enjoy historical family sagas with love and tragedy, passion and secrets I would highly recommend this'
Author: Judith Lennox
Publisher: Piper ebooks
Kairo, 1938: Wir werden uns lieben, denkt Juliet, als sie den reichen englischen Juwelier Henry Winterton heiratet und mit ihm nach England geht. Sofort empfindet sie das Herrenhaus Marsh Court als ihr neues Zuhause.Doch ihre Heirat soll sich als großer Fehler herausstellen. Als der Zweite Weltkrieg ausbricht, wird alles noch schlimmer. Plötzlich schwelgen die Wintertons nicht mehr in Luxus, und Juliet kämpft um das Überleben der Familie. In ihrer Verzweiflung und ihrem Hunger nach Liebe lässt sie sich auf eine Affäre mit dem charismatischen Gillis ein. Doch ihn umgibt ein Geheimnis, das ihr Leben zerstören könnte.
Author: JR Stephenson
Category: True Crime
With only a short time to live, Foran s has been a lone voice against the establishment for 40 years before suppressed evidence emerged to prove his innocence. After two false convictions and spending over 19 years locked up for crimes he did not commit, Foran s second conviction was quashed in 2013 but, alarmingly, compensation was refused and is still being fought for. Continuing his fight against his first conviction, it was eventually referred to the Court Of Appeal and this too was quashed on October 3rd, 2014. In their determination to convict him, the West Midlands Serious Crime Squad resorted to an unprecedented level of corruption and fraud. This corruption became endemic right to the top of the Force and into heart of the justice system until Lord Justice Leveson ordered the disbandment of the Squad. The events are written in candid detail and reveal disturbing evidence of corruption at the highest level.
Author: Thomas Garnet Henry James
Publisher: Harvard University Press
From tbe earliest times the Egyptians used bold, bright colours to decorate their buildings, sculptures, papyri, coffins and funerary chests. The large tomb-paintings in the British Museum are the most brilliant examples of their artistry but their love of colour shows also in the small vignettes of painted papyri. This book surveys the whole range of Egypian painting, illustrated chiefly by the wealth of material in the British Museum. T.G.H. Jamesexamines the material used by the ancient painters and explains the conventions and methods which governed some great artists, whose work should be valued in its own right as well as for its incomparable record record of Egyptian life 3000 years ago.
Or, Hindoo Fairy Legends, Current in Southern India
Author: Mary Frere,Sir Bartle Frere
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
A collection of twenty-four traditional Indian folk tales from the state of Maharashtra, first published in 1868.
Author: Louise de Vilmorin
Publisher: Pushkin Press
An elegant fable for the modern age, Louise de Vilmorin's novella Madame de is a poignant tale of honour, deception and fate. This is the story of Madame de's earrings. It is a story of jewellery, of love, of denial, of pain, of delight, of society, that has the simplicity of a fairy tale, the elegance of an eighteenth century roman-a-clef and the particular echoing loneliness that is a phenomenon of the twentieth century: the circle of deceit that society allows proves fatal to the honesty of intense passion.
Author: Stephanie Radok,Dick Richards
Publisher: Wakefield Press
Category: Blyfield, Julie, 1957-
Julie Blyfield is one of Australia's leading contemporary jewellers. Her work has consistently kept pace with investigations of location, identity and cross-cultural understanding, and involves an innovative engagement with traditional jewellery and metalwork techniques sourced from all over the world.
Author: Liz Fielding
Flora Claibourne had arranged a business trip specifically to avoid having to work with handsome Bram Farraday Gifford. Only, her plan had backfired; he'd decided to come with her! Instead of nine to five, now she was forced to be with this powerfully attractive man constantly--on a romantic tropical island. She craved his touch, his kiss, but the barriers she'd erected around herself were too strong, too high. She wouldn't let anyone near--and Bram was intrigued...and willing to accept the challenge to find out why....