The Mistresses of Cliveden
Score: 3.5
From 11 Ratings

The Mistresses of Cliveden


  • Author: Natalie Livingstone
  • Release Date : 2016-06-14
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • File Size: 90645158 Bytes


For fans of Downton Abbey comes an immersive historical epic about a lavish English manor and a dynasty of rich and powerful women who ruled the estate over three centuries of misbehavior, scandal, intrigue, and passion. Five miles from Windsor Castle, home of the royal family, sits the Cliveden estate. Overlooking the Thames, the mansion is flanked by two wings and surrounded by lavish gardens. Throughout its storied history, Cliveden has been a setting for misbehavior, intrigue, and passion—from its salacious, deadly beginnings in the seventeenth century to the 1960s Profumo Affair, the sex scandal that toppled the British government. Now, in this immersive chronicle, the manor’s current mistress, Natalie Livingstone, opens the doors to this pr...

The Mistresses of Cliveden
Score: 4
From 18 Ratings

The Mistresses of Cliveden


  • Author : Natalie Livingstone
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2016-06-14
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780553392081


The Mistresses of Cliveden Book Description :

For fans of Downton Abbey comes an immersive historical epic about a lavish English manor and a dynasty of rich and powerful women who ruled the estate over three centuries of misbehavior, scandal, intrigue, and passion. Five miles from Windsor Castle, home of the royal family, sits the Cliveden estate. Overlooking the Thames, the mansion is flanked by two wings and surrounded by lavish gardens. Throughout its storied history, Cliveden has been a setting for misbehavior, intrigue, and passion—from its salacious, deadly beginnings in the seventeenth century to the 1960s Profumo Affair, the sex scandal that toppled the British government. Now, in this immersive chronicle, the manor’s current mistress, Natalie Livingstone, opens the doors to this pr...

Becoming Queen
Score: 3
From 11 Ratings

Becoming Queen


  • Author : Kate Williams
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2013-05-31
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781448164660


Becoming Queen Book Description :

Our perception of Victoria the Queen is coloured by portraits of her older, widowed self - her dour expression embodying the repressive morality propagated in her time. But Becoming Queen reveals an energetic and vibrant woman, determined to battle for power. It also documents the Byzantine machinations behind Victoria's quest to occupy the throne, and shows how her struggles did not end when finally the crown was placed on her head. Laying bare the passions that swirled around the throne in the eighteenth century, Becoming Queen is an absorbingly dramatic tale of secrets, sexual repression and endless conflict. After her lauded biography of Emma Hamilton, England's Mistress, Kate Williams has produced a most original and intimate portrait of Great B...

Country House Society
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

Country House Society


  • Author : Pamela Horn
  • Publisher : Amberley Publishing Limited
  • Release Date : 2013-10-15
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781445635385


Country House Society Book Description :

Forget glossy period dramas, here is the real story of Britain's super-rich from the First World War to the end of the 'roaring' twenties....

Fall of Poppies
Score: 3.5
From 18 Ratings

Fall of Poppies


  • Author : Heather Webb
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2016-03-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062418562


Fall of Poppies Book Description :

Top voices in historical fiction deliver an unforgettable collection of short stories set in the aftermath of World War I—featuring bestselling authors such as Hazel Gaynor, Jennifer Robson, Beatriz Williams, and Lauren Willig and edited by Heather Webb. On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month... November 11, 1918. After four long, dark years of fighting, the Great War ends at last, and the world is forever changed. For soldiers, loved ones, and survivors the years ahead stretch with new promise, even as their hearts are marked by all those who have been lost. As families come back together, lovers reunite, and strangers take solace in each other, everyone has a story to tell. In this moving anthology, nine authors share stor...

An English Affair  Sex  Class and Power in the Age of Profumo
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

An English Affair Sex Class and Power in the Age of Profumo


  • Author : Richard Davenport-Hines
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Release Date : 2012-12-17
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780007435869


An English Affair Sex Class and Power in the Age of Profumo Book Description :

WINNER OF THE POLITICAL BOOK AWARDS POLITICAL HISTORY BOOK OF THE YEAR 2014. Published to coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of the Profumo scandal, An English Affair is a sharp-focused snapshot of a nation on the brink of social revolution....

On This Day in Detroit History

On This Day in Detroit History


  • Author : Bill Loomis
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-01-11
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781625853844


On This Day in Detroit History Book Description :

One day at a time, discover colorful Motor City moments in history spanning more than three centuries. On November 5, 1851, Voice of the Fugitive published a letter in support of escaped slaves. On July 3, 1904, Monk Parry became the first monkey to drive a car, and on January 16, 1919, the Statler Hotel menu offered whale meat for dinner. The legendary Steve Yzerman was named captain of the Red Wings on October 7, 1986. Local historian Bill Loomis covers the big events and remarkable stories of life and culture from Detroit's founding to its recent struggles and rebirth....

The Day I Died  Large Print 16pt
Score: 3.5
From 5 Ratings

The Day I Died Large Print 16pt


  • Author : Steve Sjogren
  • Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
  • Release Date : 2010-10
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781459606883


The Day I Died Large Print 16pt Book Description :

An Unforgettable Story of Life After Death It was a beautiful winter's day, showing no signs of what was to come. Steve Sjogren, a successful pastor of a growing church, went into the hospital for routine surgery and died twice. What began as a tragic medical accident led to Steve's near-death experience, an encounter of unimaginable peace and some surprises, with comforting words from God, a meeting with an angel, and seeing those who had died before him. Readers of The Day I Died will hear Steve's unforgettable story and catch a glimpse of heaven, discover how he learned a number of lessons about hearing God's voice in times of crisis, how he learned to trust God in a new way during the recovery process and how his life has changed as a result of t...

Nancy  The Story of Lady Astor

Nancy The Story of Lady Astor


  • Author : Adrian Fort
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2013-01-22
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250010964


Nancy The Story of Lady Astor Book Description :

A new biography of Nancy Astor, American socialite and social crusader who blazed a trail through British society amid two World Wars In 1919, Nancy Astor became the first female Member of Parliament elected to the House of Commons—she was not what had been expected. Far from a virago who had suffered for the cause of female suffrage, Lady Astor was already near the center of the ruling society that had for so long resisted the political upheavals of the early twentieth century, having married into one of the richest families in the world. She wasn't even British, but the daughter of a famous Virginian family, and fiercely proud of her expatriate ancestry. But her moral drive was strong, and she would utilize her position of privilege and influence...

The Long Weekend

The Long Weekend


  • Author : Adrian Tinniswood
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release Date : 2016-05-03
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780465098651


The Long Weekend Book Description :

From an acclaimed social and architectural historian, the tumultuous, scandalous, glitzy, and glamourous history of English country houses and high society during the interwar period...

Behind the Throne

Behind the Throne


  • Author : Adrian Tinniswood
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release Date : 2018-10-02
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780465094035


Behind the Throne Book Description :

An upstairs/downstairs history of the British royal court, from the Middle Ages to the reign of Queen Elizabeth II Monarchs: they're just like us. They entertain their friends and eat and worry about money. Henry VIII tripped over his dogs. George II threw his son out of the house. James I had to cut back on the alcohol bills. In Behind the Throne, historian Adrian Tinniswood uncovers the reality of five centuries of life at the English court, taking the reader on a remarkable journey from one Queen Elizabeth to another and exploring life as it was lived by clerks and courtiers and clowns and crowned heads: the power struggles and petty rivalries, the tension between duty and desire, the practicalities of cooking dinner for thousands and of ensuring ...