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The Secret Countess

Author : Eva Ibbotson
ISBN : 9780230226036
Genre : Fiction
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Eva Ibbotson's charming and warm-hearted tale, A Secret Countess was originally published as A Countess Below Stairs. Anna, a young countess, has lived in the glittering city of St Petersburg all her life in an ice-blue palace overlooking the River Neva. But when revolution tears Russia apart, her now-penniless family is forced to flee to England. Armed with an out-of-date book on housekeeping, Anna determines to become a housemaid and she finds work at the Earl of Westerholme's crumbling but magnificent mansion. The staff and the family are sure there is something not quite right about their new maid – but she soon wins them over with her warmth and dedication. Then the young Earl returns home from the war – and Anna falls hopelessly in love. But they can never be together: Rupert is engaged to the snobbish and awful Muriel – and anyway, Anna is only a servant. Or so everybody thinks . . .

Passage In The Secret History Of An Irish Countess

Author : Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
ISBN : 9781473377868
Genre : Fiction
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This early work by Sheridan Le Fanu was originally published in 1838. Born in Dublin in 1814, he came from a literary family of Huguenot origins; both his grandmother Alicia Sheridan Le Fanu and his great-uncle Richard Brinsley Sheridan were playwrights, and his niece Rhoda Broughton would go on to become a successful novelist. Le Fanu entered Trinity College, Dublin to study law. While there, he was elected Auditor of the College Historical Society, and between 1838 and 1840 published his first series of short stories, which were later collected as The Purcell Papers. At his peak, le Fanu was the leading ghost-story writer of the nineteenth century, and he is now seen as central to the development of the genre in the Victorian era. His work is credited with turning the Gothic's focus from the external sources of horror to the inward effects of terror, thus helping to create the psychological basis for supernaturalist literature that continues to this day. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions.

The Old Countess

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ISBN : PRNC:32101066917368
Genre : German fiction
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Memoirs Of A Vampire Countess

Author : DC Johnson
ISBN : 9781466906815
Genre : Fiction
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This is the second book in a new vampire series called 'Memoirs of a Vampire Countess' by DC Johnson. This second book is written from the perspective of Countess Cori. The first book in this series, written from the perspective of Countess Isabella, has been signed to a movie deal and will be movie theaters in 2013. My name is Cori. I am Countess of the former Moon Coven, now called Clann Sanctum. I have seen much bloodshed in the little time I have been vampire. My human life was to be pitied, it provided me no peace. Now with my night mother, Isabella, no longer leading us, I am trying to bring what semblance of peace I can to a coven that has never known anything of the kind. Living amongst vampires guarantees an eventful existence. We long for what you humans consider 'dull', but we can't have this at any cost. As I pen this page, we not only harbor a 'forbidden one' but we break another of the most sacred of vampiric law that will surely bring upon us certain death from the High Vampire Council. We even seek to destroy a new species we created somehow by accident, but you need not worry...unless we fail. My hope is that this journal will complete the tale we vampires need to finish telling you about our kind, so that there may be some peace for both of us when you all learn we really do exist and we secretly live among you in the dark. Right now, I would not go outside if I were human...I can only hope that this journal reaches you in time. DC Johnson is a Minnesota author and music lyricist who uses her training as a Mental Health Therapist to reach readers of all ages. She has written playful children's stories to stories about the dark world of vampires. Her vampire series brings you to a time past and lays in your lap a world you will not want to leave but would never choose to enter. It brings together new dark gifts, tempered blood lust, forbidden desires, and chilling realities. Each book in this series continues the journey of the Moon Coven, but each is through the eyes of a different vampire countess, bringing you twists that will surprise even the most accomplished vampire readers. Her first book in this series released in October 2011. Her second book in this series released in December 2011 and subsequent books will be released throughout 2012 and 2013, leading up to the movie based on her first vampire book in 2013. DC is also publishing a children's fantasy novel entitled "The Secret of MeadowBrook Orphanage" in early 2012 and is co-writing a childrens Christmas story with Rowan Creations to be released in 2012. For the latest on DC Johnson's books and movies, go to www.DCJohnsonBooks.com.

The Countess

Author : Catherine Coulter
ISBN : 1101209208
Genre : Fiction
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Catherine Coulter's revamped first novel—a gothic regency romance. The #1 New York Times bestselling author's very first novel, rewritten as a Gothic. A woman who makes the wrong choice for a husband may not live to marry the man of her dreams...

The Countess Of Monte Cristo

Author : Alexandre Dumas
ISBN : 9781434410252
Genre : Fiction
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Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870) continues the adventures of the Monte-Cristo family in two volumes of the Countess of Monte-Cristo.

Captured Countess

Author : Ann Lethbridge
ISBN : 9781460343777
Genre : Fiction
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Never trust a spy! Nicoletta, the Countess Vilandry, is on a dangerous mission—to lure fellow spy Gabriel D'Arcy into bed and into revealing his true loyalties. With such sensual games at play and such strong sensations awakened, suddenly Nicky's dangerously close to exposing her real identity. Gabe knows that the countess has been sent to seduce him. The only question is to what end? He's never met such a captivating woman—and he's determined to enjoy every seductive second she spends as his very willing captive! "Plenty of tension and dangerous excitement blended with poignancy and passion." —RT Book Reviews on Falling for the Highland Rogue

The Countess Ida

Author : Theodore Sedgwick Fay
ISBN : PRNC:32101067643898
Genre : American literature
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The Countess Of Rudolstadt

Author : George Sand
ISBN : 9781434460004
Genre : Fiction
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"The Countess of Rudolstadt" is the follow-up volume to "Consuelo" and widely considered to be one of George Sand's finest works. Translated from the French by Fayette Robinson

Shakespeare And The Countess

Author : Chris Laoutaris
ISBN : 9780241960219
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Shortlisted for the Tony Lothian Prize One of the Telegraph's 'Best Books of 2014' 'A gripping tale that enables us to see Shakespeare in a new light...I could not recommend it highly enough.' Alison Weir In November 1596 a woman signed a document which would nearly destroy the career of William Shakespeare . . . Who was the woman who played such an instrumental, yet little known, role in Shakespeare's life? Never far from controversy when she was alive - she sparked numerous riots and indulged in acts of bribery, breaking-and-entering, and kidnapping - Elizabeth Russell has been edited out of public memory, yet the chain of events she set in motion would be the making of Shakespeare as we all know him today. Providing new pieces to the puzzle, Chris Laoutaris's thrilling biography reveals for the first time the life of this extraordinary woman, and why she decided to wage her battle against Shakespeare. 'A splendid and original book' Sunday Telegraph 'A work of historical and literary detection which takes us straight to the heart of religious politics in Elizabethan England.' Frances Wilson, New Statesman 'I'm in love with the brilliant research on display in Shakespeare and the Countess by Christopher Laoutaris and how it brings to light Lady Elizabeth Russell, a force to be reckoned with and a trailblazing early feminist.' Amma Asante, Observer (Books of the Year)

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