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Initial post: 31 Jul 2014 09:04:28 BDT
One of the best names in travel - Lonely Planet. Fancy a trip to Edinburgh? If you live there, take a holiday in your hometown!
Lonely Planet Pocket Edinburgh (Travel Guide)

some more new travel guides, no stars yet.

Top Ten Sights: Lisbon

Top Ten Sights: Siena

Top Ten Sights: Munich

Ten Must-See Sights: Budapest

Ten Must-See Sights: Helsinki

My Top Five: Delhi

Top Ten Sights: Johannesburg

My Top Five: Mumbai

Posted on 31 Jul 2014 09:21:37 BDT
The Thirty-Year-Old Man Who Fell Out the Window and Died. A Lisa Becker Short Mystery
Plump chief inspector Lisa Becker and her collea-gue Fabian Zonk are facing the shortest case of their careers: A young man dies after falling out a window - and all his neighbors are happy, because the man was a total nightmare. Was he murdered? A short mystery from Berlin full of sex, violence and capricious pets.

Tales of a Tiller Girl Part 1 of 3
A heart-warming nostalgia memoir from a member of the world famous dance troupe, The Tiller Girls, based in London in the 1930-50s. This is the story of a little girl who loved to dance. Growing up in London in the 1930s, dancing was so much more to Irene than just a hobby. It was her escape and it took her off into another world away from the harsh realities of life. A fairytale world away from the horrors of WW2, from the grief of losing her father and missing her mother who she didn't see for three years while she was drafted to help with the war effort. And far away from her cold-hearted grandparents who treated her like an inconvenience.Finally it led to her winning a place as a Tiller Girl; the world's most famous dance troupe known for their 32-and-a-half high kicks a minute and precise, symmetrical routines. For four years she opened and closed the show at the prestigious London Palladium and performed on stage alongside huge stars such as Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole and Judy Garland.

These two were free recently, but in cased you missed them the first time around here they are again.

A Death in the Family - A Euphemia Martins Murder Mystery (Euphemia Martins Mysteries Book 1)
The first book in the Euphemia Martins Murder Mystery series by Caroline Dunford. In December 1909 the Very Rev Joshia Martins expires in a dish of mutton and onions leaving his family on the brink of destitution. Abandoned by her noble grandfather, Joshia's daughter, the eighteen year old Euphemia, takes it on herself to provide for her mother and little brother by entering service. She's young, fit, intelligent, a little naive and assumes the life of a maid won't be too demanding. However, on her first day at the unhappy home of Lord Stapleford she discovers a murdered body. Euphemia's innate sense of justice has her prying where no servant should look and uncovering some of the darker social, political and business secrets of Stapleford family. She is propositioned, locked in cupboards, made to chop mountains of onions, her reputation shredded, accused of murder and frequently put in fear for her life. All Euphemia has to defend herself is her quick wits, sense of humour and the ultimate weapon of all virtuous young women, her scream.

A Maxwell Maligned: Laird of Lochandee
Part One of an historical romance saga set in the Scottish Borders between the two World Wars. At 16, Rachel O'Brian finds herself alone in the world and accepts a home with an old friend of her father's, but she is unprepared for his wife's malice and cannot guess at the secret which feeds the woman's hatred. The younger Maxwells welcome Rachel to their Ayrshire farm, especially Ross, but he too has earned Gertrude Maxwell's spite. When Ross disappears Rachel is dismayed to find herself destitute and expecting his child. Not until past secrets are revealed can the two find each other again.

Posted on 31 Jul 2014 09:33:51 BDT
Three Sisters: A British Mystery (Emily Castles Mysteries Book 1)
Introduces 26-year-old amateur sleuth Emily Castles in this popular new British mystery series. Emily receives an invitation to a party in a large house at the end of her street, hosted by a mysterious troupe of circus performers. She accepts, despite her misgivings, because her dog has died and she needs cheering up. But when she witnesses a murder in the midst of the surreal entertainment, no one will believe what she has seen. Is Emily befuddled with grief at the loss of her pet? Or has something wicked happened in plain sight of all the party-goers? Emily and her eccentric neighbours attempt to discover the truth.

Falling for Rain
When Emily was 18, her mother died in an accident on their farm in rural Ontario. Devastated, Emily vowed never to suffer the loss of love again. She fled to Toronto and transformed herself from a farm girl into a sophisticated businesswoman. Now, ten years later, having made good in the big city, Emily is back to sell the family farm and put her past behind her forever. However, she didn' t count on finding Ray Storm, the farmhand she had nicknamed Rain as a child, more attractive than ever. But as Emily struggles to come to terms with the tragedy of her mother' s death and learns to trust again, Rain harbours a secret that he fears will keep them apart forever.

Low Expectations: A Prequel
Georgie's gap year travels have come to an abrupt end. Dumped by her boyfriend the day before they're due to fly out, she's left in Paris with no money, no phone, no way out. Except to get her mother to come and get her. The Eurostar back to London is going to be a pretty torturous affair.

Secondhand Boyfriends
Wedding columnist Olivia Bixby will never forget the day her ex-boyfriend's wedding announcement landed on her desk. Her fallback guy, the guy she'd dumped just months prior when things became a little too boring and predictable, was suddenly engaged to be married. But it wasn't just that. His fiancé? Ridiculously stunning local news anchor, Ayla Giovanni. Suddenly consumed with jealousy, Olivia is forced to reconcile feelings she never thought she'd feel towards him ever again. What did Ayla see in Sam that she didn't? And did she only want him because she couldn't have him? But when Olivia meets Bennett Townsend, the striking, charming, and somewhat elusive detective who happens to live conveniently in the same apartment building as Ayla and Sam, she's forced to straddle the line between moving on and never letting go.

Maggie O'Farrell: A Reader's Guide - free digital compendium
This free digital collection brings together extracts from Sunday Times bestseller and Costa Novel Award-winner Maggie O'Farrell's six novels. Whether you're discovering Maggie O'Farrell for the first time or revisiting your favourite novels, this collection showcases the work of one of the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful writers at work today. Follow #DiscoverMaggie to find out more. Special bonus material: find out what inspired Maggie to write her haunting debut, After You'd Gone, and the bestselling Instructions for a Heatwave.

Posted on 31 Jul 2014 09:35:50 BDT
A Two Pedal World: The Beginning (Book #1)
It was a magical time--when bicycles weren't just a toy--they were a kid's chief mode of transportation. A coming of age story about the adventurous life of a boy growing up during the 1950's through the early 70's in a Midwestern town. Discipline was harsh, supervision often rare, and adventure was high. Parents struggled to maintain the innocence of their children, despite a grim reminder of war, and the inequities of an adult world caught up in the emotion of the times. When a dollar of penny candy could fill your paper bag, baseball was king, and kids played outside well into the evening.

Super Cowboy Rides (Under Open Skies Book 1)
Meet 6-year-old Tommy Johnson, Super Cowboy and Super Story-teller. Want to build a box to capture wild cats that roam the farm? How about tips on catching a greased pig at the fair, or teaching a stubborn lamb to avoid being trampled by angry milk cows? From the first paragraph, when Tommy explains why a boy needs a dog for a pet instead of a cat, he wins us over with his down-to-earth and humorous view of the world. Once Tommy begins school, however, things get complicated. He gets picked on by teachers and mocked by classmates. And then tragedy strikes. In the process of dealing with his grief, Tommy learns the meaning of true friendship.

Posted on 31 Jul 2014 09:41:07 BDT
Last edited by the author on 31 Jul 2014 09:44:48 BDT
A captivating series by C F Dunn, with a lot of 5-star reviews, I have left out the descriptions on the second two in case they contained spoilers! x

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Mortal Fire (The Secret of the Journal)
When Emma D'Eresby - a 29 year-old, self-contained Professor of History - leaves her Cambridge college for a post in an exclusive university in Maine, USA, she hopes to learn more about a curious 17th-century journal in the College library. Instead, it leads her to a secret that should never have been uncovered. In the States, Emma meets the enigmatic 33-year-old surgeon, Matthew Lynes, a quiet and thoughtful widower. Driven to learn more about him, Emma takes the unique journal from the College library in which she believes there are clues to his family's English past. Meanwhile, the sinister Professor Kort Staahl mounts a psychotic attack on her.

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Death be Not Proud (The Secret of the Journal)

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Rope of Sand (The Secret of the Journal)

Posted on 31 Jul 2014 09:52:24 BDT
The Apple and the Thorn (Tales of Avalon Book 1)
This story is not true in the sense that most people use the word. It emerges out of the mists of time, rooted deep in the heritage of Britain. It is a weave of mythologies, theologies, and histories. It is the story of two people, and a story of our peoples. It has no beginning and it has no ending. Based upon the tradition of two mythical characters: the Lady of the Lake, and Joseph of Arimathea (Eosaidh, in this tale.). Yet the land itself is a living character in the tale, as is the surrounding marsh, the invading Roman legion, and a very special cup of blue glass that unites them all.

Posted on 31 Jul 2014 11:07:30 BDT
Concubine of Siam
"...poems that create images of the cycle of history. The world of the paleolithic, the age of knights and castles, and the End Times. The world will begin anew, and all will return, endlessly. The poems of Jerome Brooke have been described as: 'Savage and barbarous ... intricate and complex ... horrific. ...talent, interest, and clarity of diction (Joseph Hart. -- Isles of Myst Review)

Requiem of Remembrance: and other poems for 2014-2018
A requiem in verse followed by other poems to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the Great War. A spiritual and emotional expression in honour of the fallen in both World Wars and other conflicts.

Posted on 31 Jul 2014 14:49:48 BDT
Manic Mondays

Just another manic Monday...
Catherine has everything a modern girl needs - a successful business, idyllic family life and a beautiful home. But this all changes one Monday, after her husband decides to leave her for the cleaner. What a rotter!
Having lost everything, Catherine is determined to prove that she can make it on her own. Manic Mondays follows Catherine over a series of Mondays, as she tries to put her life back together.

Posted on 31 Jul 2014 17:52:48 BDT
This is free again - Sigmund Freud (Pisolo Books Book 5) - Freud in comic-strip form. Well worth a look.

Classic Monster Novels Condensed
FRANKENSTEIN! DRACULA! THE INVISIBLE MAN! Three of the top horror novels of all time condensed into "novellas" - a form of short novel. Breeze through this convenient Kindle collection and enjoy all three classic tales in these expertly abridged versions.These monsters are familiar household names. These are the monsters that authors and filmmakers continue to draw from again and again. These are the monsters whose world-wide fame tops that of any real live celebrity-or monster-on any who's who list. And these are the great novels that introduced them to the world over a century ago. The three abridged versions are reduced to about 25,000 words each. Experience triple the action, suspense, chills and thrills, in half the time it would take to read one novel!

Posted on 31 Jul 2014 19:53:51 BDT
I saw an original Rembrandt at the Laing, it was so fragile with fine cracks running through the glaze. And so beautiful.

Rembrandt Picture Book
If you are looking for some famous paintings to add to your ebook collection this is the perfect book for you. Rembrandt was a famous dutch painter and etcher. This collection of his work is a must have for all art history buffs. This is a great collection of Rembrandt's work all high quality color representations. This is great teaching tool for children or students taking a humanities or art history class.

Posted on 31 Jul 2014 22:56:44 BDT
Last edited by the author on 31 Jul 2014 22:57:37 BDT
Little Egret says:
More Charles River editor shorts

American Legends: The Life of Michael Jackson

American Legends: The Life of John D. Rockefeller

American Legends: The Life of Jim Henson

Dick Van Dyke & Mary Tyler Moore: The Premiere Sitcom Stars of the '60s and '70s

American Legends: The Life of Kitty Carlisle

American Legends: The Life of Andy Griffith

Sequoyah: The Life and Legacy of the Most Famous Cherokee

Sherman's March to the Sea: The History of the Savannah Campaign that Subdued Georgia

The Oracle of Delphi: The Ancient World's Most Famous Seer

Posted on 31 Jul 2014 22:57:48 BDT
Little Egret says:
The San Francisco Earthquake of 1906: The Story of the Deadliest Earthquake in American History

Fire in the Sky: The History of the Hindenburg Disaster

Al-Qaeda: The History of the World's Most Notorious Terrorist Organization
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