The chanceto possessthe stone carving had obviously excitedhim.And so
Gildersleeve had become one more man to fall under the influence oftheWife
ofBath, one more who ultimately perished. Job done,his eyelids getting heavier,
Author: Peter Lovesey
Publisher: Hachette UK
The fourteenth Peter Diamond case has the eminent detective in pursuit of a murderer after a theft at an auction house goes wrong. Just as the bidding gets exciting in a Bath auction house, three armed men stage a hold-up and attempt to steal Lot 129, a medieval carving of the Wife of Bath. The highest bidder, appalled to have the prize snatched away, tries to stop them and is shot dead. Peter Diamond, head of the murder squad, soon finds himself sharing an office with the stone wife - until he is ejected. To his extreme annoyance the lump of stone appears to exert a malign influence over him and his investigation. Refusing to be beaten, he rallies his team and begins finding suspects and motives. The case demands that someone goes undercover. The dangerous mission falls to Sergeant Ingeborg Smith, reverting to her journalist persona to get the confidence of a wealthy local criminal through his pop star girlfriend. And soon, murder makes a reappearance . . .
This volume also features a bonus story by editor E. Christopher Clark, "One Player or Two?
Author: Bethany Snyder
Publisher: Clarkwoods LLC
“The Stone Wife,” a short story by Bethany Snyder, tells the tale of a rainy day gone wrong. When nobody shows up for Danny's little league practice, he follows a strange kid named Kevin into the creepy cemetery across the street in search of an adventure that Danny isn't ready for, unaware of grave consequences he can't imagine. This volume also features a bonus story by editor E. Christopher Clark, “One Player or Two?” That yarn is all about a college freshman named Evan and his father, who shared his obsession with an outdated video game that none of Evan’s family or friends can comprehend.
The stone in the window had lines after lines of patterns on it that were like
flames, it was extremely beautiful. Su Rong saw that Mo Fei was staring at the stone in the shop, and immediately explained: "Third Prince's Wife, this is a bloodstone, ...
Author: Ye Yiluo
The prince's engagements have ended in failure for 17 times. Until this time, he had a crush on the young master from a rich family. They got the cheap family gift and wolverine Ritual, as well as dispute for mang times. All of that seems like symbolizing their marriage is about to be a failure. However, their relationship is getting stronger along with dealing with these conflicts. ☆About the Author☆ Ye Yiluo is a famous online novelist. She has written plenty of novels. As a writer in the top 5 rankings, she gets a lot of fans. Her works have been well-received for their delicate description and interesting storylines.
He asked his wife what the noise was all about. His wife told him that Mr. Pig had
come and grabbed the grinding stone with which she was mixing herbs for him
and had thrown it over the yard in anger. Mr. Turtle addressed the pig in the most
Author: Patrick Njoku
In the wealthy, polygamous household of Jeremiah Dike, first-wife Helen feels she has not been accorded the status she deserves, because unlike Jeremiah’s younger wives, she has not born him a son. But Helen is a woman who is used to getting exactly what she wants, and so she hits on a plan...to take a wife for herself and to declare that wife’s son as her own. That’s when pregnant, sixteen-year-old Rebecca joins the Dike household, escaping the scandal of an out-of-wedlock pregnancy, by becoming Helen’s wife. But when the expected son turns out to be a girl, Helen’s plan requires some major rethinking. This state of affairs results in an enormously complicated family dynamic, in which white-hot conflicts arise, unexpected bonds are forged, and vast reservoirs of love are tapped. Peopled with the colourful, diverse, and frequently oppositional members of an extended Igbo family in the years leading up to and including the Nigerian Civil War, My Mother’s Wife paints an indelible picture of a unique and fascinating culture, which will come to face a genocide that threatens to destroy it.
In the deepest part of Martial Arts Street was a stone forest. It seemed very old,
surrounded by beautiful scenery and swept by people. Although it was a bit old, it
was still very clean! Yang Qi and the rest, accompanied by Kun Zicheng's Four ...
Author: Peng XingXin
"What?" When he heard the news, he was overjoyed. However, the old man had added another condition, and that was to go to Minghai City to get married. What? Who is he? He had been living in the foreign mercenary circle since he was 16. After three years, what would others call him? Life! The Life Severing King! His Master called him to give up everything that he had been working on for three years to go back to cultivate. After painstakingly training, Yang Qi, who had finally become a teacher, was actually asked to marry the golden CEO. No, no, no, I'm not that kind of person...
He shrugs. “It brings me peace.” Peace. I gaze into his eyes, which are pools of
calm. “Can you teach me to do it?” “There's really nothing to teach, Celeste. You
simply need patience. Then you feel for the hidden gravity of the stone. It's there.
Author: Shelley Hrdlitschka
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Category: Young Adult Fiction
In the isolated rural community of Unity, the people of The Movement live a simple life guided by a set of religious principles and laws that are unique to them. Polygamy is the norm, strict obedience is expected and it is customary for young girls to be assigned to much older husbands. Celeste was born and raised in Unity, yet she struggles to fit in. Perhaps it's because of Taviana, the girl who has come to live with them and entertains Celeste with forbidden stories, or Jon, the young man she has clandestine meetings with, or maybe it's the influence of Craig, the outsider she meets on the beach. Whatever it is, she struggles to accept her ordained life. At fifteen she is repulsed at the thought of being assigned to an older man and becoming a sister wife, and she knows for certain she is not cut out to raise children. She wants something more for herself, yet feels powerless to change her destiny because rebelling would bring shame upon her family. Celeste watches as Taviana leaves Unity, followed by Jon, and finally Craig, the boy who has taught her to think "outside the box." Although she is assigned to a caring man, his sixth wife, she is desperately unhappy. How will Celeste find her way out of Unity? Torn from the headlines and inspired by current events, Sister Wife is a compelling portrait of a community where the laws of the outside world are ignored and where individuality is punished.
drop by drop, the blood dripped onto the stone floor. It was a strange thing, Zhang
Nan was just a mortal who had only eaten a Fire Scarlet Pill, but when his blood
dripped onto the stone floor, in the blink of an eye, the stone floor actually ...
Author: Xie BuFan
As a scholar, Zhang Nan had always wanted to become one of the nine great demon catcher s, whose name resounded throughout the world. However, he had never thought that the difficulty of the great tribulation, which involved ten thousand people in the human world, would have quietly arrived...
A Regency Historical Novel - Book One of the Scandalous Series As the head of his family, Robert Beckford, the Earl of Masten, was accustomed to dealing with various problems his siblings had caused of one sort or another.
Author: Ava Stone
Publisher: Second Wind Publishing
A Regency Historical Novel - Book One of the Scandalous Series As the head of his family, Robert Beckford, the Earl of Masten, was accustomed to dealing with various problems his siblings had caused of one sort or another. However he wasn't prepared when his cad of brother ruined and then abandoned a young lady. To right the wrong, Robert married the girl himself; but his chivalry only went so far. He didn't want a wife, and most certainly not a scandalous one. So after repeating his vows, he sent her packing, off to a secluded estate and expected her to stay put. After years of mistreatment at the hands of her family, Lydia was prepared to be an accommodating wife; but her rigid and unforgiving husband asked too much of her. After languishing for years in her opulent prison, Lydia leaves her country estate for the glamour and excitement of London-and unfortunately her husband's path.
Ana can depend on Rock…but can she learn to love him? Heart of Stone Work is widowed mother Tara Parnell's refuge. And with a major real-estate venture in the works, she won't let competitor Stanton "Stone" Dempsey get in her way!
Author: Lenora Worth
Publisher: Steeple Hill
Stories of faithful love from Lenora Worth The Carpenter's Wife Tearoom owner Ana Hanson enjoys independence—until she's put in charge of her nieces. When local preacher and carpenter Rock Dempsey offers to help, she can't refuse. Ana can depend on Rock…but can she learn to love him? Heart of Stone Work is widowed mother Tara Parnell's refuge. And with a major real-estate venture in the works, she won't let competitor Stanton "Stone" Dempsey get in her way! Yet the more their paths cross, the more they realize that despite their opposing sides in business, they might be matched for happily ever after.
The pale cream stone bench was tacky with dried blood softened by the morning
dew. The cool, damp air of night had blown away any lingering fumes of death,
but I suspected I would still be able to smell the sharp stench of blood once I ...
Author: Anna Lee Huber
THE FIRST LADY DARBY MYSTERY “A riveting debut…an original premise, an enigmatic heroine, and a compelling Highland setting…a book you won’t want to put down.”—New York Times bestselling author Deanna Raybourn Scotland, 1830. Following the death of her husband, Lady Darby has taken refuge at her sister’s estate, finding solace in her passion for painting. But when her hosts throw a house party for the cream of London society, Kiera is unable to hide from the ire of those who believe her to be as unnatural as her husband, an anatomist who used her artistic talents to suit his own macabre purposes. Kiera wants to put her past aside, but when one of the house guests is murdered, her brother-in-law asks her to utilize her knowledge of human anatomy to aid the insufferable Sebastian Gage—a fellow guest with some experience as an inquiry agent. While Gage is clearly more competent than she first assumed, Kiera isn’t about to let her guard down as accusations and rumors swirl. When Kiera and Gage’s search leads them to even more gruesome discoveries, a series of disturbing notes urges Lady Darby to give up the inquiry. But Kiera is determined to both protect her family and prove her innocence, even as she risks becoming the next victim…
That's him pushing the stone up the hill, the jerk. I call it a stone – it's nearer the
size of a kirk. When he ... But I lie alone in the dark, feeling like Noah's wife did
when he hammered away at the Ark; like Frau Johann Sebastian Bach. My voice
Author: Carol Ann Duffy
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
This unique collection of poems from the Poet Laureate, filled with her characteristic wit, is a feminist classic and a modern take on age-old mythology. Who? Him. The Husband. Hero. Hunk. The Boy Next Door. The Paramour. The Je t'adore. Behind every famous man is a great woman - and from the quick-tongued Mrs Darwin to the lascivious Frau Freud, from the adoring Queen Kong to the long-suffering wife of the Devil himself, each one steps from her counterpart's shadow to tell her side of the story in this irresistible collection. Original, subversive, full of imagination and quicksilver wit, The World's Wife is Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy at her beguiling best.
Larger, and more ornately carved than the surrounding edifices, the headstone
marked the last resting place of Edward Leary, none other than the person who
had ... No other name appeared on the stone, for Master Leary had never married
Author: Anne Ashley
Spirited Briony Winters can't believe her ears. Her beloved godmother's will pushes her into marriage—with notorious rake Luke Kingsley. But when her wickedly handsome husband-to-be promises not to claim his rights, Briony takes a deep breath and says, "I do." Luke is used to having secrets, and he's keeping his true reasons for marrying Briony hidden. Let her believe him merely another spoiled, indebted rakehell. Yet it's increasingly hard to hide his real self from his ever more inquisitive wife….
Author: Catharine Parr Strickland TraillPublish On: 2012-02-06
Hemlock firs and cedars are waving on this elevated spot, above the turbulent
waters, and clothing the stone barrier with a sad but never-fading verdure. Here,
too, the wild vine, red creeper, and poison- elder, luxuriate, and wreathe fantastic
Author: Catharine Parr Strickland Traill
This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS series. The creators of this series are united by passion for literature and driven by the intention of making all public domain books available in printed format again - worldwide. At tredition we believe that a great book never goes out of style. Several mostly non-profit literature projects provide content to tredition. To support their good work, tredition donates a portion of the proceeds from each sold copy. As a reader of a TREDITION CLASSICS book, you support our mission to save many of the amazing works of world literature from oblivion.
The stone of the pillars and the floor was inlaid with flowers and leaves in lapis
lazuli, carnelian, and jasper. It had sharply angled chaijas—eaves that rushed
rainwater down and away from the flat roof of the pavilion, and four octagonal
Author: Indu Sundaresan
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
The story of Mehrunnisa, the daughter of servents who became the an empresses of the Mughal empire.
It was a stone he had painted blue, with two black-and-white eyes and an orange
felt nose. It still sits on my desk alongside my papers, adjacent to the photographs
of my family members, all now grown. I love that paperweight. Every time I ...
Author: Alyson Richman
A rapturous novel of star-crossed love in a time of war—from the international bestselling author of The Secret of Clouds. During the last moments of calm in prewar Prague, Lenka, a young art student, and Josef, who is studying medicine, fall in love. With the promise of a better future, they marry—only to have their dreams shattered by the imminent Nazi invasion. Like so many others, they are torn apart by the currents of war. Now a successful obstetrician in America, Josef has never forgotten the wife he believes died in the war. But in the Nazi ghetto of Terezín, Lenka survived, relying on her skills as an artist and the memories of a husband she would never see again. Then, decades later and thousands of miles away, an unexpected encounter in New York leads to an inescapable glance of recognition, and the realization that providence has given Lenka and Josef one more chance. From the glamorous ease of life in Prague before the occupation to the horrors of Nazi Europe, The Lost Wife explores the power of first love, the resilience of the human spirit, and our capacity to remember.
The structure of the piece eluded her; her words refused to form into an
acceptable, cohesive piece of writing and, frustrated, she went out on to the stone
balcony. Leaning on the sun-warmed stone she gazed down into the clear green
Author: Marcia Willett
Publisher: Random House
Once broken up, can a family ever be mended again? Jolyon Chadwick, a famous television presenter, takes his new girlfriend Henrietta home meet his extended family - and also to meet Marie, the mother who deserted him and his father many years ago, now re-appeared and seeming to want forgiveness. Jolyon, however, is not in the mood for forgiveness - although his father Hal, now married to his cousin and childhood sweetheart, feels a lingering guilt about Marie and wants them all to be friends. And Henrietta, still vulnerable from the break-up of her own parents' marriage, is not sure whether she can move on. Praise for Marcia Willett: 'A genuine voice of our times' The Times 'Riveting, moving and utterly feel-good' Daily Mail
Past the Wind River boarding school, the agent's cabin, the stone dormitory
where the soldiers lived. The brittle air deadened the sound of the mare's hooves.
He reined in at the hitching post in front of the yellowish stone building that was
Author: Margaret Coel
Arapaho attorney Vicki Holden and Father John O'Malley must find the link between the murder of a woman—and the murder of her ancestor from a century earlier.
been enchanted by the ancient beauty of the narrow streets and medieval stone
houses, turned to amber by the morning sun while others hung back in the
blackest shade that looked as old as the castle itself. But not today. Today they
Author: Kate Furnivall
Publisher: Hachette UK
*** THE Sunday Times TOP TEN BESTSELLING AUTHOR *** 'Wonderful . . . hugely ambitious and atmospheric' Kate Mosse 'Superb storytelling' Dinah Jefferies Discover a brilliant story of intrigue, romance and betrayal in 1930s Italy, from the internationally bestselling author of The Betrayal. ***** Italy, 1932 -- Mussolini's Italy is growing from strength to strength, but at what cost? One bright autumn morning, architect Isabella Berotti sits at a café in the vibrant centre of Bellina, when a woman she's never met asks her to watch her ten-year-old daughter, just for a moment. Reluctantly, Isabella agrees -- and then watches in horror as the woman climbs to the top of the town's clock tower and steps over the edge. This tragic encounter draws vivid memories to the surface, forcing Isabella to probe deeper into the secrets of her own past as she tries to protect the young girl from the authorities. Together with charismatic photographer Roberto Falco, Isabella is about to discover that secrets run deeper, and are more dangerous, than either of them could have possibly imagined . . . From the glittering marble piazzas to the picturesque hillside villages and winding streets of Rome, The Italian Wife will take you on an breathtaking journey. Perfect for fans of Dinah Jefferies, Lucinda Riley and Rosanna Ley. Further praise for Kate Furnivall: 'A thrilling plot ... Fast-paced with a sinister edge' Times 'A thrilling, compelling read. Wonderful!' Lesley Pearse 'Gripping . . . poignant, beautifully written ...will capture the reader to the last' Sun 'Truly captivating' Elle 'Perfect escapist reading' Marie Claire 'An achingly beautiful epic' New Woman 'A rollicking good read' Daily Telegraph
... was thereby exposed, as far down as the marble slab which acted as a shelf for
the coffin of T. C. Druce's second wife, ... Next, they descended again into the
vault to number the slabs making up the stone shelf, with a view to their exact ...
Author: Piu Marie Eatwell
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Category: True Crime
The extraordinary story of the Druce-Portland affair, one of the most notorious, tangled and bizarre legal cases of the late Victorian and Edwardian eras. In 1897 an elderly widow, Anna Maria Druce, made a strange request of the London Ecclesiastical Court: it was for the exhumation of the grave of her late father-in-law, T.C. Druce. Behind her application lay a sensational claim: that Druce had been none other than the eccentric and massively wealthy 5th Duke of Portland, and that the – now dead – Duke had faked the death of his alter ego. When opened, Anna Maria contended, Druce's coffin would be found to be empty. And her children, therefore, were heirs to the Portland millions. The legal case that followed would last for ten years. Its eventual outcome revealed a dark underbelly of lies lurking beneath the genteel facade of late Victorian England.
This well was covered by a large flat stone. Jacob asked the shepherds gathered
by the well if they knew Laban, son of Bethuel who was son of Nahor. The
shepherds replied, “Yes, very well.” He inquired of them if Laban were healthy
Publisher: Cornell University Press
"You said that you would not fail to improve yourself according to my teaching and correction, and you would do everything in your power to behave according to my wishes." [Prologue] "I urge you to bewitch and bewitch again your future husband, and protect him from holes in the roof and smoky fires, and do not quarrel with him, but be sweet, pleasant and peaceful with him. Make certain that in winter he has a good fire without smoke and let him slumber, warmly wrapped, cozy between your breasts, and in this way bewitch him. In summer take care that there are no fleas in your bedroom or bed." "If just once you displease him you will have a difficult time ever appeasing him enough so that the stain of his anger does not remain engraved and written on his heart. Although he may not show it or mention it, your misdeed cannot soon be smoothed over and erased. Should a second act of disobedience occur, watch out for his vengeance... " "Gardeners say that rosemary seeds do not ever grow in French soil, but if you pluck little branches from a rosemary plant, strip them from the top downwards, take them by the ends and plant them, they will grow. If you want to send them far away, you must wrap the branches in waxed cloth, sew them up and then smear the outside with honey; then powder with wheat flour and you may send them wherever you wish." "But as soon as you arrive home, be diligent that you yourself or your men ahead of you, feed the dogs well, then give them fresh clean water in a basin to drink. Next have them put to bed on nice straw in a warm place, in front of the fire if they are wet or muddy, and let them always be held subject to the whip. If you act this way, they will not pester people at the table or sideboard and they will not get into the beds." "Since you must send Master Jehan to the butcher's shop, a list follows of the names of all the butchers' shops in Paris and the meats that they supply: At the Porte-de-Paris there are nineteen butchers who by common estimate sell weekly, if you average the busy season with the slow season: 1,900 sheep, 400 beefcattle, 400 pigs and 200 calves." —from The Good Wife's Guide In the closing years of the fourteenth century, an anonymous French writer compiled a book addressed to a fifteen-year-old bride, narrated in the voice of her husband, a wealthy, aging Parisian. The book was designed to teach this young wife the moral attributes, duties, and conduct befitting a woman of her station in society, in the almost certain event of her widowhood and subsequent remarriage. The work also provides a rich assembly of practical materials for the wife's use and for her household, including treatises on gardening and shopping, tips on choosing servants, directions on the medical care of horses and the training of hawks, plus menus for elaborate feasts, and more than 380 recipes. The Good Wife's Guide is the first complete modern English translation of this important medieval text also known as Le Ménagier de Paris (the Parisian household book), a work long recognized for its unique insights into the domestic life of the bourgeoisie during the later Middle Ages. The Good Wife's Guide, expertly rendered into modern English by Gina L. Greco and Christine M. Rose, is accompanied by an informative critical introduction setting the work in its proper medieval context as a conduct manual. This edition presents the book in its entirety, as it must have existed for its earliest readers. The Guide is now a treasure for the classroom, appealing to anyone studying medieval literature or history or considering the complex lives of medieval women. It illuminates the milieu and composition process of medieval authors and will in turn fascinate cooking or horticulture enthusiasts. The work illustrates how a (perhaps fictional) Parisian householder of the late fourteenth century might well have trained his wife so that her behavior could reflect honorably on him and enhance his reputation.