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Edition
First Grove Atlantic paperback edition.
Descript.
166 pages ; 21 cm
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Note
"First published in 2021 in the United Kingdom by Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House UK"--Title page verso.
"Black Cat an imprint of Grove Atlantic"--Title page verso.
Summary
"In a crowded London pub, two young people meet. Both are Black British, both won scholarships to private schools where they struggled to belong, both are now artists-he a photographer, she a dancer-and both are trying to make their mark in a world that by turns celebrates and rejects them. Tentatively, tenderly, they fall in love. But two people who seem destined to be together can still be torn apart by fear and violence, and over the course of a year they find their relationship tested by forces beyond their control. Narrated with deep intimacy, Open Water is at once an achingly beautiful love story and a potent insight into race and masculinity that asks what it means to be a person in a world that sees you only as a Black body; to be vulnerable when you are only respected for strength; to find safety in love, only to lose it. With gorgeous, soulful intensity, and blistering emotional intelligence, Caleb Azumah Nelson gives a profoundly sensitive portrait of romantic love in all its feverish waves and comforting beauty. This is one of the most essential debut novels of recent years, heralding the arrival of a stellar and prodigious young talent"-- Provided by publisher.
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Genre
ISBN/ISSN
9780802157942 (paperback)
0802157947 (paperback)
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CD FIC KLE
Edition
Unabridged.
Retail edition.
Descript.
9 audio discs (approximately 675 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Time
111500
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Note
Repackaged by Midwest Tape.
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Performer
Read by Rosalyn Landor.
Note
Compact discs.
Summary
Headstrong American heiress Lillian Bowman has come to England to find an aristocratic husband. Unfortunately, no man is strong enough to tame the stubborn beauty's fierce will. Except, perhaps, the powerful and arrogant Earl of Westcliff, a man Lillian despises more than anyone she's ever met. Lord Westcliff, is famous for his icy English reserve and his supreme self-control. But something about the audacious Lillian drives him mad. Whenever they're in the same room, they can't stop themselves from battling furiously to gain the upper hand. Then one afternoon, a stunningly sensuous encounter changes everything, and Lillian discovers that beneath the earl's reserved facade, he is the passionate and tender lover of her dreams. What neither Westcliff nor Lillian suspect, however, is that a sinister conspiracy threatens to destroy any chance of happiness. After a shocking betrayal endangers Lillian's safety, and possibly her life, will he be able to save her before it's too late?
Subject
Genre
Alt Author
Landor, Rosalyn.
ISBN/ISSN
9780062992512
09780062992512
Edition
First edition.
Descript.
xiii, 462 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, genealogical table ; 23 cm
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Bibliog.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Dynastic Secrets -- The Howe Women -- Diaspora -- The Brothers -- World War -- The Peaceful Years -- Caroline and Company -- A Game of Chess -- American Destiny -- Home Front -- New York, 1776 -- The Tide Turns in America -- About Mrs Loring -- Survival -- The Glorious Return -- Epilogue Legacy.
Summary
"Finally revealing the family's indefatigable women among its legendary military figures, The Howe Dynasty recasts the British side of the American Revolution. In December 1774, Benjamin Franklin met Caroline Howe, the sister of British Admiral Richard and General William Howe, in a London drawing room for "half a dozen Games of Chess." As Julie Flavell reveals, the games concealed a matter of the utmost diplomatic urgency, a last-ditch attempt to forestall the outbreak of war. Aware that the Howes, both the men and the women, have seemed impenetrable to historians, Flavell investigated the letters of Caroline Howe, which have been overlooked for centuries. Using these revelatory documents, Flavell provides a compelling reinterpretation of England's famous family across four wars, centering on their enigmatic roles in the American Revolution. The Howe Dynasty interweaves action-packed stories of North American military campaigns-including the Battles of Bunker Hill and Long Island-with parlor-room intrigues back in England, creating a riveting narrative that brings alive the influence of these extraordinary women in both peacetime and war"-- Provided by publisher.
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Title
Untold story of a military family and the women behind Britain's wars for America
ISBN/ISSN
9781631490613 (hardcover)
1631490613
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