A second volume featuring 13 further walks for visitors to London, all off the beaten path, and rich in historical detail People love walking the streets of London, but there are always more questions than answers after a stroll through the city. This book is packed with interesting details about London's history, offering both personal tales of those that wandered the same streets in former years and a more general social and economic history of the different areas covered. Following any of the 13 walks will allow London visitors to walk in the footsteps of authors and statesmen, murderers and revolutionaries. Detailed maps illustrate the route and locations of buildings and points of interest.
People have long been fascinated by the stories behind royal portraits. This volume takes readers inside royal families by way of great paintings, like Holbein's Henry VIII, van Dyck's Charles I, Millais' The Princes in the Tower, Freud's Elizabeth II, and more. Featuring incredible, little known stories of the royals and illustrates, this beautiful collection is illustrated with color paintings, photos, family trees and Royal London walking tours with maps.
Eine junge Frau braucht nach der Geburt ihres Kindes Erholung, meint ihr Ehemann und mietet ein Sommerhaus, damit sie zur nötigen Ruhe kommt. Die junge Mutter fühlt sich wohl in dem schönen Haus, einzig der Raum mit der gelben Tapete bereitet ihr Unbehagen. Die in sich verschlungenen Muster scheinen von Tag zu Tag bedrohlicher und flößen ihr Angst ein. Was nur verbirgt sich hinter der Tapete? Unheimlich und beklemmend liest sich diese Geschichte in der Tradition von Edgar Allan Poe. Ein Schlüsseltext der amerikanischen Literatur in der Neuübersetzung von Christian Detoux.
The Secret Doctrine is one of the most influential esoteric and occult books of all time. In the first part of the book the author explains the origin and evolution of the universe itself, in terms derived from the Hindu concept of cyclical development. While in the second part she describes the origins of humanity through an account of "Root Races" said to date back millions of years.
Volume One of these remarkable letters and diaries opens with a letter from Britten aged nine to his formidable mother, Edith. Music is already at the centre of his life, and it accompanies him through prep and public school and then to London to the Royal College of Music, where the phenomenally gifted but inexperienced young composer is plunged into metropolitan life and makes influential new friends, among them W. H. Auden and Christopher Isherwood. This was a time of prodigious musical creativity, a growing awareness of his sexuality, and the dawning of his political convictions. Most importantly, during this period Britten met Peter Pears and established the musical and personal relationship that was to last a lifetime. Volume One comes to a close in May 1939, when Britten, accompanied by Pears, departs for North America. The letters and diaries in this illuminating first volume and its successor are supplemented by the editors' detailed commentary and by exhaustive contemporary documentation. Together they constitute a comprehensive portrait not only of the composer but of an age.
The Man From Her Wayward past – Susan Stephens Fun–loving and feisty Lucia Acosta was the girl everybody wanted at their party. But one terrible secret later, a quieter Lucia's gone from owning the dance floor to cleaning it, when a ghost from her past walks in... Luke Forster would recognise those curves anywhere – he grew up hypnotised by them! But as his best friend's little sister she was strictly off–limits. He's shocked to see her fallen so low, but relieved her pride's still intact. The real Lucia Acosta is still in there somewhere, and he's the man to tempt her out... Ruthless Tycoon, Innocent Wife – Helen Brooks Marianne Carr will do anything to save her home, and ruthless businessman Rafe Steed knows it! He has a score to settle with the Carr family, and after one meeting with this delicate beauty he decides he will have the house...and the girl! Against her better judgment, Marianne is attracted to Rafe's powerful sensuality. But she is saving herself for her wedding night, and Rafe is definitely not the marrying kind! Yet what this tycoon wants, he usually gets.... Falling For Her Convenient Husband – Jessica Steele Nathan Mallory hasn't set eyes on Phelix Bradbury since they conveniently wed. When they meet at an international business conference eight years on, Nathan is intrigued when he sees that Phelix is still wearing her wedding ring... Now a successful lawyer with the independence she's always craved, Phelix is not the same shy, mousy teenager Nathan knew, but a confident and stylish woman. And her transformation certainly hasn't escaped the English tycoon's notice....