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Taylor Andrew: Books That Changed the World: The 50 Most Influential Books in Human History

Скачать книгу (размер 1 656 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 326) Аннотация: Books That Changed the World tells the fascinating stories behind 50 books that, in ways great and small, have changed the course of human history. Andrew Taylor sets each text in its historical context and explores its wider influence and legacy. Whether he's discussing the incandescent effect of The Qu'ran, the enduring influence of Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations, of the way in which Uncle…

Taylor Andrew: The American Boy

Скачать книгу (размер 2 605 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 512) Аннотация: Interweaving real and fictional elements, The American Boy is a major new literary historical crime novel in the tradition of An Instance of the Fingerpost and Possession. England 1819: Thomas Shield, a new master at a school just outside London, is tutor to a young American boy and the boy's sensitive best friend, Charles Frant. Drawn to Frant's beautiful, unhappy mother, Thomas becomes caught…

Taylor Andrew: A Stain on the Silence

Скачать книгу (размер 2 197 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 432) Аннотация: You can run from a guilty conscience, but you can't hide... James wasn't much more than a child when he had an affair with Lily. And now, twenty-four years later, Lily confesses to James that their affair led to a daughter, Kate. And Kate desperately needs her father's help: she's wanted for murder. But there is no room for murder in James' life. He has a wife, a good job, a nice house in the…

Taylor Andrew: The Barred Window

Скачать книгу (размер 2 115 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 416) Аннотация: It is 1993 and Thomas Penmarsh has lived in Finisterre, the house by the sea, all his life, sleeping each night in the room with the barred window. He's only 48 but has been an old man since one evening in 1967 when he lost everything he valued... However now his controlling mother has died and he is master of the house. When Esmond, his cousin and childhood confidante, comes to live with him…

Taylor Andrew: The Raven on the Water

Скачать книгу (размер 2 523 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 496) Аннотация: Back in 1964, Peter Redburn and his best friend Richard had spent a golden summer holiday playing out their special game — a private world of secret rituals and oaths of loyalty sworn for eternity. It was all very innocent — until James and Kate joined in... And then, one night, their childish game turned to tragedy... Now an adult, Peter has never been able to escape his own feelings of guilt…