Modern Literature

//Modern Literature
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  • As plans go ahead for an International Peace Conference in Vancouver, a number of shadowy, unrelated characters make their way to the Canadian shore.  A Greek shipping magnate with Russian connections...A British expert on mini-subs...A team of frogmen with exaggerated 'American' accents...The head of the Russian section of British intelligence...And when six Sword nuclear missiles are dislodged from the ocean floor, the scene is set for some desperate international intrigue. Cover art by Vicente Segrelles.
  • In  1568, the defeat of Mary Queen of Scots at the battle of Langside and her subsequent flight to England left Scotland in turmoil.  Her infant son was crowned James VI with her illegitimate half brother the Earl of Moray as Regent.  The population was bitterly divided as Moray and the Protestant Lords began to wreak terrible vengeance on supporters of the losing side.  Having fought for the Queen, the Carmichaels of Lanarkshire were in a precarious position. Poor nineteen year-old John Carmichael, Younger of that Ilk, whose sole ambitions were land-improving, organising fishing expeditions and raising a family was to become deeply entangled in the murky world of Scots Regency government and finding himself in great danger.
  • The post-Revolution years saw a state of flux with the balance of power shifting back to the bourgeoisie. Napoleon's rise to power was meteoric and he is a successful young general when this book opens.  Hortense Beauharnais finds life very different when he mother becomes Bonaparte's wife and she lives her life on the chessboard of the French court amid jealousy and greed.  She is married off the Napoleon's brother but is in love with Charles de Flahaut, a gallant young officer.  History, brought to life.
  • American socialite Sarah Talbot had everything going for her: a multi-million dollar business, a large circle of well-placed friends and a marriage to an English aristocrat and army colonel Edward Talbot. Talbot is killed in the Falklands campaign, leaving her with her adored stepson Eric, a Cambridge. student.  When Eric dies from a drug overdose, Sarah tries to uncover the mysterious circumstances of his death and finds all roads blocked by officialdom.  When she meets former SAS  sergeant Sean Egan, she knows  she had found the man who can help her. Together they embark on a quest to the depths of the underworld - truly, a season in hell.

  • American socialite Sarah Talbot had everything going for her: a multi-million dollar business, a large circle of well-placed friends and a marriage to an English aristocrat and army colonel Edward Talbot. Talbot is killed in the Falklands campaign, leaving her with her adored stepson Eric, a Cambridge. student.  When Eric dies from a drug overdose, Sarah tries to uncover the mysterious circumstances of his death and finds all roads blocked by officialdom.  When she meets former SAS  sergeant Sean Egan, she knows  she had found the man who can help her. Together they embark on a quest to the depths of the underworld - truly, a season in hell.
  • Wells' view of the 'great adventure of mankind' remains as fresh today as when it was first published in 1922.  His dynamism, vigor and virtuosity have established it as a  classic of its kind.  This edition was prepared by Professor G.P. Wells, H.G. Wells' son. Cover art is a detail from Prismes électriques by Sonia Delaunay.
  • Two brothers and friend find $4 million in the cockpit of a downed plane. The pilot is dead. No-one is looking for the money.  To keep it, all they have to do is wait. It all sounds so simple but sometimes - good people do evil things.
  • Bonn: a small provincial town elevated by the Cold War to the artificial status of a capital city of British diplomats, their wives and aspiring German politicians. While the Foreign Office is locked in a  last desperate battle to enter the Common Market, while the new Germany is being carried away on a rising tide of student-bourgeois nationalism, an aging Second Secretary vanishes from the British Embassy. Leo Harting: and he has taken with him, apparently official files which if disclosed could ruin Britain's chances at the negotiating table. Alan Turner, a tough investigator from London is sent to find him and pursue Harting's past: the institutions which employed or rejected him; the women and men who loved, trusted or despised him; and there's a refugee background to check out as well. It is vital that the Germans do not learn that Harting is missing nor that there's been a leak. With radical students and neo-Nazis rioting and critical negotiations under way in Brussels, the timing could not be worse and that's probably not an accident...
  • The French Revolution - a time of great change and great danger; a time when injustice was met by a blood-lust for vengeance - and rarely was a distinction made between the innocent and the guilty. This tumultuous historical event is the setting for Dickens' story of unsurpassed adventure and courage. Unjustly imprisoned for 18 years in the Bastille, Dr. Alexandre Manette is reunited with his daughter, Lucie, and safely transported from France to England. It would seem that they could take up the threads of their lives in peace. As fate would have it, the pair are summoned to the Old Bailey to testify against a young Frenchman - Charles Darnay - falsely accused of treason. Yet - strangely enough - Darnay bears an uncanny resemblance to the dissolute lawyer's clerk, Sydney Carton. Can this resemblance save Darnay? Brilliantly plotted, the novel is rich in drama, romance and bravery.