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Chase S Calendar Of Events 2017

Author : Editors of Chase's
ISBN : 9781598888591
Genre : Reference
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Find out what's going on any day of the year, anywhere across the globe! The world’s datebook, Chase's is the definitive day-by-day resource of what America and the wider world are celebrating and commemorating. Founded in 1957 on a reputation for accuracy and comprehensiveness, this annual publication has become the must-have reference used by experts and professionals for more than fifty years. From celebrity birthdays to historical anniversaries, from astronomical phenomena to national awareness days, from award ceremonies and sporting events to religious festivals and carnivals, Chase's is the one-stop shop for everything that is happening now or is worth remembering from the past. The 2017 Edition of Chase's Calendar of Events brings you information about: The 500th anniversary of Martin Luther's Ninety-Five Theses The 150th anniversary of the Dominion of Canada The 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution The 100th anniversary of splitting the atom The 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love Frank Lloyd Wright's 150th birth anniversary and much more!

Downton Abbey Coloring Book

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ISBN : 149980623X
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Relive your favorite characters, scenes, and quotes from the popular Downton Abbey television series in this beautiful and detailed coloring book. “You’ll find there’s never a dull moment in this house.” —Violet Just as there’s never a dull moment in Downton Abbey, there’s also never a dull moment in this coloring book. For those missing the Crawleys, eager fans can now experience the delight of the Downton Abbey Coloring Book, created for fans to revisit the romance, excitement, and elegance of the series they grew to love. Enjoy hours of re-creating the memorable world of Downton Abbey by coloring in the many intricate, beautiful drawings. Set to become an instant favorite, this coloring book is filled with ninety-six pages of black-and-white illustrations, providing a reminder of some of the series' compelling story lines, enviable fashions, and stunning scenery. Each iconic image is accompanied by a witty, heartfelt, or amusing remark from the show’s host of unique characters that will make you want to rewatch the TV series with this coloring book in hand!

Chase S Calendar Of Events 2018

Author : Editors of Chase's
ISBN : 9781598889260
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Founded in 1957, Chase's observes its 60th anniversary with the 2018 edition! Users will find everything worth knowing and celebrating for each day of the year: 12,500 holidays, historical milestones, famous birthdays, festivals, sporting events and much more. "One of the most impressive reference volumes in the world."--Publishers Weekly.

At Home At Highclere

Author : The Countess of Carnavon
ISBN : 0847860973
Genre : Cooking
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The Debutante

Author : Lesley Lokko
ISBN : 140914254X
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A captivating family drama about sisters and long-held secrets spanning from the 1930s to the present day, perfect for fans of Downton Abbey. 1936, Chalfont Hall, Dorset, and as the dressmaker puts the last pins in her dress, thirteen-year-old Kit is wondering why she has to go through the charade of seeing her sister Lily presented at Court. With her waves of auburn hair and her piercing green eyes, Kit knows that her sister's place on the social scene is guaranteed regardless of her dress, and as the door to a life of parties and eligible young men opens for Lily, Kit must make do with tiptoeing around the gallery of Chalfont, eavesdropping on the conversations of the grown-ups. But the arrival one evening of a distinctly German visitor soon sets in motion a chain of events that none of the family could have anticipated. Years later, the aftershock of events will be felt by a new generation . . .

The Speedicut Papers

Author : Christopher Joll
ISBN : 9781477241851
Genre : Fiction
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The Speedicut Papers recount the life, loves and adventures of Jasper Speedicut: charmer, sexual libertine, reluctant hero – and friend of the self-styled Brigadier General Sir Harry Flashman VC. They are also a unique account of events during the second half of the 19th century in the British Empire and beyond. Comprising a series of linked adventures and anecdotes, The Speedicut Papers not only lift the lid on a veritable cesspit of upper class debauchery that makes Downton Abbey look like a vicarage tea party, but expose the fact that Flashman was nothing more than a remittance man and a plagiarising fraud. The first book in a ten volume series, Flashman's Secret, uncovers some very murky corners of 19th century history including the early careers of Sweeney Todd and the notorious courtesan, Lola Montez; the reason why Nelson's last words were changed after his death; and the existence of a sinister secret society at the heart of the British establishment dedicated, by whatever means including murder, to upholding the honour of the British crown. In nine subsequent volumes yet to be published, The Speedicut Papers will reveal the truth about many other previously unexplained historical incidents including well evidenced explanations for the relentless pursuit through the criminal courts of Oscar Wilde, the actual reasons behind the deaths of Emperor Maximilian I of Mexico, President Lincoln, the Prince Imperial, King Ludwig II of Bavaria and The Duke of Clarence & Avondale.

Lady Helen And The Dark Days Club Lady Helen Book 1

Author : Alison Goodman
ISBN : 9781743097946
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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'A MESMERIZING MARRIAGE BETWEEN REGENCY ROMANCE AND URBAN FANTASY ... I DEVOURED THIS SERIES' -- Sabaa Tahir, author of the bestselling An Ember in the Ashes series London, April 1812. Lady Helen Wrexhall is about to make her debut at the court of Queen Charlotte and officially step into Regency society and the business of marriage. But Helen is about to discover that beyond the glittering ballrooms of Mayfair is a shadowy world of strange powers, missing housemaids and demonic conspiracies. Standing between those two worlds is Lord Carlston, a man of ruined reputation and curt manners. He believes Helen has a destiny beyond the ballroom; a sacred and secret duty. Helen is not so sure, especially when she realises that nothing around her is quite as it seems, including the mysterious Lord Carlston. Set against a backdrop of whispered secrets in St James's Palace, soirees with Lord Byron and morning calls from Beau Brummell, Lady Helen and the Dark Days Club is a delightfully dangerous adventure of self-discovery and the dark choices that must be made ... whatever the cost. A tantalising trilogy set in Regency London from the award-winning author of Eon and Eona. PRAISE FOR THE LADY HELEN SERIES 'I LOVED this book! It's a page-turner from start to finish' -- Amazon review 'A delicious collision of Regency romance and dark fantasy' -- Publishers Weekly starred review 'A mesmerizing marriage between Regency romance and urban fantasy that is both impeccably researched and wonderfully paced. I devoured this series' -- Sabaa Tahir, author of the bestselling An Ember in the Ashes series 'Brilliant! Enthralling mix of history and fancy -- it's Downton Abbey meets Buffy!' -- Amazon review 'Amazing research, really fun characters and such an original idea' -- Goodreads review AWARDS FOR THE LADY HELEN SERIES Lady Helen and the Dark Days Club (Book 1) Notable Book -- 2017 Children's Book Council of Australia Awards Lady Helen and the Dark Days Pact (Book 2) Winner -- 2016 Aurealis Awards, Best Young Adult Novel Lady Helen and the Dark Days Deceit (Book 3) Shortlisted -- 2018 Aurealis Awards, Best Young Adult Novel AWARDS FOR EON Winner -- 2008 Aurealis Awards, Best Fantasy Novel Honour Book -- 2008 James Tiptree Award (UK) Notable Book -- 2009 Children's Book Council of Australia Awards Shortlisted -- 2009 NSW Premier's Literary Awards, 2009 Victorian Premier's Literary Awards, 2008 Western Australian Premier's Literary Awards

Television On Demand

Author : MJ Robinson
ISBN : 9781441148094
Genre : Social Science
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Since the beginning of broadcasting, radio and television producers have pushed their shows to audiences in controlled environments that end in a discrete and quantifiable site to be transformed into advertising rates. Today's viewers program their DVR's to create their own viewing schedules, wait to watch entire seasons in marathon DVD viewing sessions and stream shows to their mobile devices. The rise of a curatorial culture where viewers create their own entertainment packages and select from a buffet of viewing options and venues has caused a seismic shift for the traditional television industry. While audiences clamor for more story-driven and scripted entertainment, their new viewing habits undermine the dominant economic structures that fund quality episodic series.Television on Demand examines how we have reached this present moment; and considers the viable future(s) of this crucial culture industry. This leads to an understanding of an empowered audience that realizes its means of control of how it consumes media, as well as a new way of looking at the industry we have traditionally and currently call 'television.'

Ardrossan

Author : David Nelson Wren
ISBN : 0983863253
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A richly detailed history of the baronial splendor of the Philadelphia Main Line estate Ardrossan and of the Montgomery family who built it. Real-life American counterparts of the Granthams of Downton Abbey, the Montgomerys are best known as the family on which Philip Barry based his 1939 play, The Philadelphia Story, featuring Katharine Hepburn who also starred in the later Hollywood film. The Montgomerys entertained in the grand manner, hosting fox hunts and dinner dances. Guests included diplomat W. Averell Harriman; First Lady Edith Roosevelt; and famed vaudevillians the Duncan sisters.The magnificent estate, still owned by the family, encompassed roughly 760 acres at its height. Located at its center is a magnificent 50-room Georgian style manor house. Essentially unaltered since 1913, the family home designed in 1911 by Horace Trumbauer, one of America's foremost classical architects, stands as a glorious reminder of the halcyon days of the Gilded Age. The first-floor rooms, decorated by the London-based firm of White, Allom, & Company, feature the family's art collection, including works by Gilbert Stuart and Charles Morris Young. The book also chronicles the history of the family's commercial dairy and prized herd of Ayrshires. Features never-before-published architectural drawings from Horace Trumbauer's office and interior photographs shot by Mattie E. Hewitt in the 1930s; as well as family snapshots and images by celebrated photographers Cecil Beaton and Toni Frissell commissioned by Vogue and Country Life. This intimate portrait captures the elegant lifestyle of the Montgomerys and the majesty of their beloved home and estate, Ardrossan.

The Summer Before The War

Author : Helen Simonson
ISBN : 9780679644644
Genre : Fiction
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “A novel to cure your Downton Abbey withdrawal . . . a delightful story about nontraditional romantic relationships, class snobbery and the everybody-knows-everybody complications of living in a small community.”—The Washington Post The bestselling author of Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand returns with a breathtaking novel of love on the eve of World War I that reaches far beyond the small English town in which it is set. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST AND NPR East Sussex, 1914. It is the end of England’s brief Edwardian summer, and everyone agrees that the weather has never been so beautiful. Hugh Grange, down from his medical studies, is visiting his Aunt Agatha, who lives with her husband in the small, idyllic coastal town of Rye. Agatha’s husband works in the Foreign Office, and she is certain he will ensure that the recent saber rattling over the Balkans won’t come to anything. And Agatha has more immediate concerns; she has just risked her carefully built reputation by pushing for the appointment of a woman to replace the Latin master. When Beatrice Nash arrives with one trunk and several large crates of books, it is clear she is significantly more freethinking—and attractive—than anyone believes a Latin teacher should be. For her part, mourning the death of her beloved father, who has left her penniless, Beatrice simply wants to be left alone to pursue her teaching and writing. But just as Beatrice comes alive to the beauty of the Sussex landscape and the colorful characters who populate Rye, the perfect summer is about to end. For despite Agatha’s reassurances, the unimaginable is coming. Soon the limits of progress, and the old ways, will be tested as this small Sussex town and its inhabitants go to war. Praise for The Summer Before the War “What begins as a study of a small-town society becomes a compelling account of war and its aftermath.”—Woman’s Day “This witty character study of how a small English town reacts to the 1914 arrival of its first female teacher offers gentle humor wrapped in a hauntingly detailed story.”—Good Housekeeping “Perfect for readers in a post–Downton Abbey slump . . . The gently teasing banter between two kindred spirits edging slowly into love is as delicately crafted as a bone-china teacup. . . . More than a high-toned romantic reverie for Anglophiles—though it serves the latter purpose, too.”—The Seattle Times “[Helen Simonson’s] characters are so vivid, it’s as if a PBS series has come to life. There’s scandal, star-crossed love and fear, but at its heart, The Summer Before the War is about loyalty, love and family.”—AARP: The Magazine “This luminous story of a family, a town, and a world in their final moments of innocence is as lingering and lovely as a long summer sunset.”—Annie Barrows, author of The Truth According to Us and co-author of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society “Simonson is like a Jane Austen for our day and age—she is that good—and The Summer Before the War is nothing short of a treasure.”—Paula McLain, author of The Paris Wife and Circling the Sun

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