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  • 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.
  • Kenneth Williams, star of stage, radio and Carry On, put together this delicious selection of witty put-downs, retorts and come-backs - the sort of things we all wish we'd thought of! Such as Lady Astor to Winston Churchill:  "If you were my husband, I'd poison your coffee." To which the great man replied, "If you were my wife, I'd drink it."
  • Cora Lansquenet had always been tactless - and her well bred family chose to ignore the remark she made after her brother Richard's funeral:  "He was murdered, wasn't he?" They remembered it the next day, when Cora was found murdered with a hatchet - and several days later, when Cora's companion was sent a sliver of wedding cake steeped in arsenic...But by then, the family solicitor had called in Hercule Poirot.
  • Something is happening to the children of Eastbury. Something that causes healthy babies to turn cold in their cribs - and strikes at the heart of every parent's darkest fears. Something is taking the children one by one. An entire town waits on the edge of panic.  There must be a reason...
  • Nine shorts from the award winning Gordon R. Dickson.  Ancient, My Enemy; The Odd Ones; The Monkey Wrench; Tiger Green; The Friendly Man; Love Me True; Our First Death; In The Bone; The Bleak and Barren Land.
  • In search of her missing niece, Dion arrives in luxurious Akieva, glorious and corrupt capital of decadent Aramaya. At the dazzling court of the handsome young emperor, Dion finds her niece trapped in a web of necromancy and deceit.  At the centre of the web is Dion's old enemy, Bedazzer, the ruthless demon who has vowed to posses her.  In the coming conflict, Dion must confront the dark secrets of her own heart and the evil of those around her.
  • Arcady lies on the Borders, with their ancient ruins and wondrous artifacts.  But they can be perilous: those who venture too close risk disappearing forever into the Absences, voids where the fabric of reality unravels.  When Solomon Hawken is summoned home to Arcady, the Borders have again breached his family's estate and his niece has vanished into nothingness.  With the girl's father maddened by grief and drink, and his other brother locked into a brutal civil war, Solomon must turn to a magic he can scarcely control to save his family - and perhaps his entire world.
  • France, 1944. The bombing mission had gone well.  The Lancaster bomber crew began to relax, then the Messerschmit came out of the darkness, its guns blazing.  Of nine men, only Neville and Urquhart survive, parachuting into the heart of occupied France.  Now the time of testing has begun in a deadly game of cat and mouse with the enemy.
  • It was the dare of the century.  Phileas Fogg bet his entire fortune that he could cross 19th century Earth - with no plans, no special arrangements and no air travel - in exactly eighty days.  One delay, one breakdown, one missed connection - and Fogg would lose everything.  Within hours he was off.  Across Europe, Arabia, India, China, Japan and the untamed vastness of America...By train, sled, ship, small boat, sled and elephant-back...Through jungles, mountains, typhoons, blizzards, corrupt rulers, duels and battling savages - and chased by a  relentless bounty hunter who is convinced that Fogg is a fleeing bank robber!  Complete and unabridged edition.