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The Triumphant Footman

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Author: Edith Olivier
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Release: 2014-08-28
ISBN: 1447263529
Size: 41.52 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 176
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by Edith Olivier, The Triumphant Footman Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Triumphant Footman books, 'All his life, he had so much enjoyed getting into scrapes, that he could never think of a better way out of one than to jump forthwith into another.' Alphonse Biskin is the lowly footman for the highly respected Captain Lemaur and his invalid, autocratic wife in Florence. Quick to dismiss him as incompetent, the Lemaurs are oblivious to the fact that their footman, the son of a working class couple from London, has a penchant for mischief and adventure, imitating others and spreading a web of seemingly harmless and humorous lies for his own amusement. From a director of a museum in Barcelona to a Frenchman of noble ancestry, from Florence to London . . . Alphonse's impersonations draw him into social circles and events that he could otherwise only dream about. With a combination of natural charm and good fortune, Alphonse seems destined to always get away with these deceptions - but will his tricks eventually catch up with him? The Triumphant Footman (1930) was Edith Olivier's third, and most cheerful and light-hearted novel.



The Triumphant Footman

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Author: Edith Olivier
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Release: 1930
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A Curious Friendship

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Author: Anna Thomasson
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Release: 2015-03-26
ISBN: 1447245555
Size: 11.42 MB
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Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 537
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by Anna Thomasson, A Curious Friendship Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download A Curious Friendship books, 'I loved A Curious Friendship. Anna Thomasson, in her first book, has brilliantly captured this strange coterie.' Sir Roy Strong The winter of 1924: Edith Olivier, alone for the first time at the age of 51, thought her life had come to an end. For Rex Whistler, a 19-year-old art student, life was just beginning. They were to start an intimate and unlikely friendship that would transform their lives. Gradually Edith's world opened up and she became a writer. Her home, the Daye House, in a wooded corner of the Wilton estate, became a sanctuary for Whistler and the other brilliant and beautiful younger men of her circle: among them Siegfried Sassoon, Stephen Tennant, William Walton, John Betjeman, the Sitwells and Cecil Beaton - for whom she was 'all the muses'. The story is set against the backdrop of a period that spanned the madcap parties of the 1920s, the sophistication of the 1930s and the drama and austerity of the Second World War. With an extraordinary cast of friends and acquaintances, from the Royal Family to Tallulah Bankhead, Anna Thomasson's A Curious Friendship brings to life, for the first time, the curious, unlikely and fascinating friendship of a bluestocking and a bright young thing.



New Outlook

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Release: 1930
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By Love Alone The Triumphant Hearts Series Book 4

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Author: Judith E. French
Publisher: ePublishing Works!
Release: 2016-11-18
ISBN: 1614178992
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Category : Fiction
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By Love Alone The Triumphant Hearts Series Book 4

by Judith E. French, By Love Alone The Triumphant Hearts Series Book 4 Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download By Love Alone The Triumphant Hearts Series Book 4 books, ". . . a remarkable love story. A tremendously well devloped story with characters that jump off the page . . ." ~V. Schafer, eBook Discovery Reviewer Lady Kathryn Storm assumes the role of highwayman to save her father from the noose. But her attempt is interrupted by Lord Pride Ashton. Now Kathryn is standing on the gallows, when her death sentence is commuted to thirty years slave labor in the Maryland colony, thanks to Pride's intervention and promise to escort her to America. Kathryn is livid. Pride is looking forward to the journey. Neither expects to be swept into a maelstrom of bloodshed and beauty, where each must risk everything for the ultimate love. Publisher's Note: An impeccably researched, masterful work that tells a tale of adventure, from England to Maryland during the French and Indian War that leads to romance in the early colonial days of America. Readers who enjoy quality historical romance by authors such as Colleen French, Christi Caldwell, Lauraine Snelling, Adriana Trigiani, Mary Balogh, Sabrina Jeffries, Candace Camp and Stephanie Lauens will enjoy this adventurous historical fiction series. ". . . despicable captains, loyal bondsmen, friendly Shawnee, murderous Iroquois, and a host of interesting historical characters." ~H. Kinyon "Judith French takes us on a magnificent journey from the upper classes of England and surviving the gallows, banishment to the colonies of the New World into Indian/French/English wars, and an incredible love story." ~Sharon Thomas TRIUMPHANT HEARTS SERIES in order Defiant Love Tender Fortune Bold Surrender By Love Alone



Dictionary Catalog Of The Research Libraries Of The New York Public Library 1911 1971

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Author: New York Public Library. Research Libraries
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Release: 1979
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Category : Library catalogs
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Dictionary Catalog Of The Research Libraries Of The New York Public Library 1911 1971

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The Eternal Footman

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Author: James Morrow
Publisher: HMH
Release: 2014-04-15
ISBN: 054439044X
Size: 17.90 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 372
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by James Morrow, The Eternal Footman Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Eternal Footman books, Can civilization survive the untimely demise of God? “A buoyant romp . . . superlatively intelligent and entertaining” (The Baltimore Sun). Completing the World Fantasy Award–winning author’s darkly comic trilogy, The Eternal Footman brings us into a future world in which God’s skull is in orbit, competing with the moon, and a plague of “death awareness” spreads across the Western hemisphere. As the United States sinks into apocalypse, two people fight to preserve life and sanity. One is Nora Burkhart, a schoolteacher who will stop at nothing to save her only son, Kevin. The other is the genius sculptor Gerard Korty, who struggles to create a masterwork that will heal the metaphysical wounds of the age. A few highlights: a bloody battle on a New Jersey golf course between Jews and anti-Semites; a theater troupe’s stirring dramatization of the Gilgamesh epic; and a debate between Martin Luther and Erasmus. And a chilling villain in the person of Dr. Adrian Lucido—founder of a new pagan church in Mexico, and inventor of a cure worse than any disease . . . “Morrow hilariously joins the ranks of the great satirists.” —The Denver Post “[An] insanely ingenious plot, reminiscent, variously, of B-science-fiction movies in the 1950s, Evelyn Waugh’s The Loved One, and Terry Southern at his most charmingly deranged.” —Kirkus Reviews “Any novel that springs from a sparkling intellect rather than a dreary neurosis is cause for celebration, and The Eternal Footman, with its load of truth and laughter, justifies a considerable quantity of champagne.” —Tom Robbins, New York Times–bestselling author of Even Cowgirls Get the Blues



Dwarf S Blood

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Author: Edith Olivier
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Release: 2014-08-28
ISBN: 1447263545
Size: 36.57 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 206
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Dwarf S Blood

by Edith Olivier, Dwarf S Blood Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Dwarf S Blood books, A contemporary of Cecil Beaton, Siegfried Sassoon and Rex Whistler, Edith Olivier is best known for her first book, the novella, The Love Child but was the author of a variety of both fiction and non-fiction, as well as becoming the mayor of Wilton, Wiltshire, in 1939. In Dwarf's Blood, Olivier has crafted a moral tale, reflecting the Victorian values of her upbringing while also incorporating a psychological study of her main character, Sir Nicholas Roxerby, who comes to England from Australia after inheriting the estate of Brokeyates from his great-uncle. Happy in his ancestral home, with the backing of his mother's millions behind him, Nicholas marries into the local gentry and lives a satisfying life until the birth of his second child. Hans is full of persuasive charm and gifted genius, but to Nicholas's horror carries the 'dwarf's blood' of the title, and he cannot find it within himself to accept a child that brings with him the reminder of a family skeleton he would rather forget. In Nicholas's eyes, Hans suffers in comparison to his elder sister Portia, who is tall, healthy and beautiful, despite being completely insensitive, overbearing and unloveable; and for Althea, his wife, the cold-hearted rejection of her son by his father ruptures her happiness. Though a vivid work of realism, Dwarf's Blood incorporates a touch of the eeriness found within Olivier's first work, The Love Child, and was described as a masterpiece among contemporary novels upon first publication in 1931.



Country Moods And Tenses

Country Moods and Tenses PDF
Author: Edith Olivier
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Release: 2014-08-28
ISBN: 144726360X
Size: 43.85 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 138
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Country Moods And Tenses

by Edith Olivier, Country Moods And Tenses Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Country Moods And Tenses books, '. . . let the townsman say what he will, country life has more variety . . .' A contemporary of Cecil Beaton, Siegfried Sassoon and Rex Whistler, Edith Olivier is best known for her first book, the novella, The Love Child but was the author of a variety of both fiction and non-fiction, as well as becoming the mayor of Wilton, Wiltshire, in 1939. In this biographical memoir, written during the Second World War and subtitled 'A Non-Grammarian's Chapbook', Olivier takes the five grammatical moods - infinitive, imperative, indicative, subjunctive and conditional - and uses them to describe village and country life in her beloved Wiltshire as it was in 1941, the year of first publication. Covering a range of topics - from the folklore and traditions of the local area, to the weather and landscape itself - Edith Olivier's Country Moods and Tenses captures a moment and describes a world which has, in many ways, been lost to us.



Without Knowing Mr Walkley

Without Knowing Mr Walkley PDF
Author: Edith Olivier
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Release: 2014-08-28
ISBN: 1447266242
Size: 22.50 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 234
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Without Knowing Mr Walkley

by Edith Olivier, Without Knowing Mr Walkley Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Without Knowing Mr Walkley books, "Nowadays, one meets fewer 'Characters' than of old, and life seems to be far more uniform. Everyone knew some oddities in their childhood, curious people who looked and behaved quite unlike others, but such pronounced individuality is rare to-day." In the mesmerising autobiography, Without Knowing Mr Walkley, acclaimed novelist Edith Olivier describes her remarkable life, which spanned the last decades of the nineteenth century, two world wars, and the birth of modern Britain. The daughter of a stern, traditional and fiercely charismatic Victorian rector, her journey begins with a childhood rooted in the timeless traditions of the Wiltshire countryside. From the start, Olivier's account is a treasure trove of historical knick-knacks and engaging anecdotes: from her studies at Oxford University in 1895 to her friendships with famous First World War poets, energetic efforts on behalf of the Women's Land Army and supernatural experiences on the Salisbury plains. Edith Olivier's wry and witty narrative vividly conjures the oddball characters, smells, sounds and sights of a bygone era.