Something Dangerous

Autor: Penny Vincenzi
Publisher: Headline
ISBN: 0755351533
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From the international bestselling novelist Penny Vincenzi comes SOMETHING DANGEROUS, the second novel in her highly acclaimed SPOILS OF TIME trilogy. For any reader of Jilly Cooper, Daisy Goodwin, Santa Montefiore or Harriet Evans' THE BUTTERFLY SUMMER. 'Reading her is an addictive experience' Elizabeth Buchan The dazzling Lytton twins, Adele and Venetia, are born into the great Lytton publishing empire. In 1928, on their eighteenth birthday, they are rich and admired, with a confidence verging on arrogance. But the spectre of Nazi Germany is growing... Gradually their privileged world darkens in unimaginable ways - but it is not just the twins whose lives have been irrevocably changed. Barty Miller, rescued from the London slums in babyhood by Celia Lytton, is clever, ambitious, and a complete contrast to the twins - and she faces temptation of the most unexpected kind...

Wishing Game

Autor: Patrick Redmond
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743461444
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Kirkston Abbey is no place for the weak. Standing stark against the Norfolk sky, its aim is conformity and control; its rules harsh, its discipline savage. To 14-year-old Jonathan Palmer, it is a prison; a world in which he feels threatened and powerless. When he is offered the chance of escape, in the guise of an unexpected friendship, he accepts it gladly. But all is not as it seems. In combining his frustrations with a nature that is far more intense and destructive than his own, Jonathan is unleashing forces more powerful than he can ever hope to control. In the bleak winter term of 1954, something terrible happened at Kirkston Abbey school for boys. Now, more than forty years later, journalist Tim Webber thinks he's found the key to uncovering the truth. But is he prepared to live with the consequences . . .?

Something Dangerous

Autor: Patrick Redmond
Publisher: Voice
ISBN: 9780786889570
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Kirkston Abbey is no place for weak or sensitive boys. Jonathan Palmer cant believe his good fortune when Richard Rokeby seeks out his friendship. Rokeby is everything Jonathan is not: wealthy, strong, handsome, aloofeven the professors cant touch him. As the bond between the two boys deepens, Rokeby grows increasingly possessive. Soon, Jonathan comes to realize that there is something not quite right about his new friend. Something a bit off-kilter. Something... dangerous. What started out as an innocent game among schoolboys turns into a nightmare as Jonathan finds himself powerless to stop Richard from unleashing a diabolical force that threatens to consume them all.

Something Dangerous

Autor: Kanat ADAM
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The dazzling Lytton twins, Adele and Venetia, are born into the great Lytton publishing empire. In 1928, on their eighteenth birthday, they are rich and admired, with a confidence verging on arrogance. But the spectre of Nazi Germany is growing... Gradually their privileged world darkens in unimaginable ways - but it is not just the twins whose lives have been irrevocably changed. Barty Miller, rescued from the London slums in babyhood by Celia Lytton, is clever, ambitious, and a complete contrast to the twins - and she faces temptation of the most unexpected kind... From Publishers Weekly Expansively written and lushly detailed, this fast-paced sequel to No Angel follows the Lyttons, a prominent British publishing family, into the mid-20th century. It's 1928 as the book opens, and the Lytton heirs apparent—Giles, Kit and their twin sisters, Venetia and Adele—are more absorbed in their personal lives than in steering themselves toward future stewardship of the family empire. Giles, ensconced in a mid-level Lytton post, feels a professional and social failure; Kit is bright, but only eight; and the beautiful 18-year-old twins are more concerned with their court debuts than with learning anything useful about publishing. Lytton foster child Barty Miller, who graduated from Oxford with honors, might take the business seriously; she shows remarkable intelligence and drive, but not the gratitude that Celia Lytton, senior editor of the house and matron of the family, would like. The business and family survive the Depression as the Lyttons begin publishing cheaper books, the twins lose their virginity, Kit grows into a fine young man and Giles gets married. Then WWII comes along and snaps, if not sense, then at least some backbone into the Lytton children. But is it too late? As family secrets and the Nazis both threaten to crush the house of Lytton, Vincenzi tightens her grip on readers, churning out surprising twists that not only resolve current conflicts but promise delicious future crises. Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. From Booklist Vincenzi continues the lush multigenerational and transatlantic family saga she began in the best-selling No Angel [BKL S 15 03], picking up the story on the eve of the Great Depression. The Lyttons of London are enjoying the zenith of their heyday as the owners and operators of one of Britain's premier publishing houses. Shrewd and socially adept, aristocratic Lady Celia Lytton continues to dazzle both society and the business world with her legendary beauty and clever marketing ideas. Meanwhile, her somewhat musty husband, Oliver, seems stuck in the Edwardian era as he insists, with potentially devastating consequences to his company, that he will remain a gentleman publisher rather than the aggressive book hustler his wife envisions. Of course, most of the requisite rivalry and sexual sizzle is provided by the next generation of Lyttons as they reach their majority. Poor old Giles continues to disappoint his mother with his lackluster performance at the firm; seemingly empty-headed but beautiful twins, Adele and Venetia, flit around London and Paris until unsuitable romantic entanglements and unconventional careers take them both by storm; and brilliant former foundling Barty finds passion and professional fulfillment in the American office. As World War II ravages Europe, Vincenzi is at her best, painting vivid portraits of wartime London and stalwart British citizens making sacrifices and dodging bombs. Old characters die, new characters are born, and intriguing new plot twists are introduced, setting the stage for yet another meaty installment of this irresistibly sprawling multivolume yarn. Margaret Flanagan Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved

No Angel

Autor: Penny Vincenzi
Publisher: The Overlook Press
ISBN: 159020798X
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With more than 3.5 million copies sold, Penny Vincenzi is one of the world’s preeminent writers of popular fiction—and American readers no longer have to miss out on the fun. With the publication of No Angel, a novel introducing the engaging cast of characters in the Lytton family, Overlook opens a thrilling new dimension to this author’s already illustrious career. No Angel is an irresistibly sweeping saga of power, family politics, and passion-a riveting drama and a fervent love story. Celia Lytton is the beautiful and strong-willed daughter of wealthy aristocrats and she is used to getting her way. She moves through life making difficult and often dangerous decisions that affect herself and others-her husband, Oliver, and their children; the destitute Sylvia Miller, whose life is transformed by Celia’s intrusion; as well as Oliver’s daunting elder sister, who is not all she appears to be; and Sebastian Brooke, for whom Celia makes the most dangerous decision of all. Set against the tumultuous backdrop of London and New York in the First World War, No Angel is, as British Good Housekeeping wrote, “an absorbing page-turner, packed with believable characters and satisfyingly extreme villains, eccentrics, and manipulators.” Readers of Maeve Binchy, Barbara Taylor Bradford, and Anita Shreve will fall in love with this epic, un-put-downable novel.

Into Temptation

Autor: Penny Vincenzi
Publisher: The Overlook Press
ISBN: 1590208005
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An enthralling epic of the glamorous life in the mid-20th century with scenery that extends from New York to London, Into Temptation gives apt and telling insights into the world of the British aristocracy and their literary legacy. Into Temptation, the third book of the Lytton family trilogy, shifts the focus to New York City and Barty Miller. Rescued from the slums as a baby by Celia Lytton and now living in New York, Barty heads more than half of the Lytton publishing house. Falling on bad times, the family is worried that Barty will make a business decision that would be devastating to them. But will she? As events unfold, long-buried secrets concerning the whole family are revealed, shaking the very foundations of the Lytton’s world. Readers have come to depend on Vincenzi for her enchanting prose style and the epic scope of her dramas; like the Lytton family sagas that precede it, Into Temptation does not disappoint.

50 Dangerous Things You Should Let Your Children Do

Autor: Gever Tulley
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101528559
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An activity book about danger, safety, and the incredible world around us. In a time when children are too often coddled, 50 Dangerous Things (You Should Let Your Children Do) reminds readers that climbing trees is good for the soul, and that a pocket knife is not a weapon. Full of exciting ways children can explore the world around them, this book explains how to "Play with Fire" and "Taste Electricity" while learning about safety. With easy-to-follow instructions, it includes: • Activities, like walking a tightrope • Skills, like throwing a spear • Projects, like melting glass • Experiences, like sleeping in the wild Watch a Video

Drums Girls And Dangerous Pie

Autor: Jordan Sonnenblick
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0545231167
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From first-time novelist Jordan Sonnenblick, a brave and beautiful story that will make readers laugh and break their hearts at the same time. Thirteen-year-old Steven has a totally normal life: he plays drums in the All-Star Jazz band, has a crush on the hottest girl in the school, and is constantly annoyed by his five-year-old brother, Jeffrey. But when Jeffrey is diagnosed with leukemia, Steven's world is turned upside down. He is forced to deal with his brother's illness and his parents' attempts to keep the family in one piece. Salted with humor and peppered with devastating realities, DRUMS, GIRLS, AND DANGEROUS PIE is a heartwarming journey through a year in the life of a family in crisis.