Philippa Gregory has long been one of the most assured practitioners of historical fiction, but her profile was raised even higher by the film of her novel The...... more
Philippa Gregory has long been one of the most assured practitioners of historical fiction, but her profile was raised even higher by the film of her novel The Other Boleyn Girl. Gregory admirers, however, were heard to remark of that movie: Not as good as the book! And if her new novel, the highly accomplished The Other Queen is ever afforded the Hollywood treatment, there will no doubt be a similar chorus. The reason for this dedication by her readers is not hard to fathom: assiduously researched historical facts are married to consummate storytelling skills and the effortless ability to rescue historical figures from the dusty pages of the past.At the centre of this novel is Mary Queen of Scotland, forced to flee into England. Mary, a devout Catholic, is, of course, a living threat to the rule of her cousin Elisabeth, whose Protestant reign is uncertain. Weve been here before, of course, in various books and films. But Philippa Gregorys story this time has a different emphasis: Elizabeths chief advisor, Cecil, formulates a plan in which the destabilising Mary will live under guard with his faithful friend, Bess of Hardwick. Bess is a remarkable woman herself; someone who has forged her own destiny, and is now in her fourth marriage, to the distinguished Earl of Shrewsbury. But soon Bess and Mary find themselves plunged into very different personal crises with Besss marriage under considerable strain.The Other Queen is wonderfully accomplished stuff, evoking a much-pored-over era with a totally fresh eye. --Barry Forshaw
Jepp, Who Defied the Stars Thrilling, romantic and in turns heart-warming and heartbreaking, Jepp is a highly original and unforgettable story about one young...... more
Jepp, Who Defied the Stars Thrilling, romantic and in turns heart-warming and heartbreaking, Jepp is a highly original and unforgettable story about one young mans struggle to escape his destiny. Based on the resl 17th centuary historical figure, Jepp's story includes violence, love, astrology, and even a beer-drinking moose. A Philippa Gregory for teens. Full description
The Grave Robbers of Genghis Khan (Children of the Lamp) - P.B. Kerr
When the ancient Italian volcano Mount Vesuvius erupts right before their eyes, djinn twins John and Philippa Gaunt know that a brand-new adventure has found...... more
When the ancient Italian volcano Mount Vesuvius erupts right before their eyes, djinn twins John and Philippa Gaunt know that a brand-new adventure has found them. Soon, they learn that volcanoes all over the world are beginning to erupt and are spewing a strange golden lava. It quickly becomes clear that there is a peculiar - and perhaps evil - force at work, causing these disasters. If the twins can't figure out who is responsible, and stop him, a environmental catastrophe of epic proportions will devastate the planet. Will John, Philippa, and their uncle Nimrod be able to use their powers to save the day once again?
Essential Image Processing And Gis For Remote Sensing By Jian-guo Liu,...
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Arthur's Neighbourhood: Giant Board Book - Marc Brown
Arthur the Aardvaark is an average eight-year-old who enjoys reading, looking after animals and generally getting into mischief. This lift-the-flap ...... more
Arthur the Aardvaark is an average eight-year-old who enjoys reading, looking after animals and generally getting into mischief. This lift-the-flap storybook with punch-out play figures follows Arthur, his sister DW and their friends through the local neighbourhood-- from the park to the fire station to the local shops--in search of his naughty puppy, Pal. There's plenty to look at and talk about in this simple, easy-to-read picture storybook. Arthur's adventures, featuring real-life situations involving family and friends, home and school, growing up and real-life adventure, have a wide appeal for young children just starting to read for themselves. --Philippa Reece
Mary Boleyn: The True Story of Henry VIII's Mistress - Josephine Wilkinson
The scandalous true story of Mary Boleyn, infamous sister of Anne, and mistress of Henry VIII.The fictionalized story of Mary Boleyn is told in the current...... more
The scandalous true story of Mary Boleyn, infamous sister of Anne, and mistress of Henry VIII.The fictionalized story of Mary Boleyn is told in the current Hollywood blockbuster The Other Boleyn Girl (based on Philippa Gregory's bestseller) starring Scarlett Johansson and Natalie Portman which has generated huge interest in Mary as a historical figure.Mary Boleyn, 'the infamous other Boleyn girl', began her court career as the mistress of the king of France. Franois I of France would later call her 'The Great Prostitute' and the slur stuck.The bete-noir of her family, Mary was married her off to a minor courtier but it was not long before she caught the eye of Henry VIII and a new affair began. Although a bright star at Henry's court, she was soon eclipsed by her highly spirited and more accomplished sister, Anne, who rapidly took her place in the king's heart. However, the ups and downs of the Boleyn sisters were far from over. Mary would emerge the sole survivor of a family torn...
Advantages: Good storyline, on the edge of my seat at times Disadvantages: Quite long, can be tedious
...Fallen Skies by Philippa Gregory was published in 1994. Unlike the Tudor novels which she is most famous for, this book is set in the 1920s straight after the First World War. The main characters of the novel are Lily Pears, a young singer embarking on her career; and Captain Stephen Winters, decorated officer newly back from the front.
Lily uses the stage name of Lily Valance. She lives...
Advantages: Very readble and a great new way of looking at historical events Disadvantages: None - I would read again tomorrow!
...The White Queen, by Philippa Gregory, is one of the five planned books in the Cousin?s War series. Three are currently published - The White Queen, the story of Elizabeth Woodville; The Red Queen, the story of Lady Margaret Beaufort and The Lady of the Rivers, the story of Elizabeth Woodville?s mother, Jacquetta of Luxembourg. A further two are due for publication - The King Makers Daught...
Advantages: Well made, looks lovely, good value for money Disadvantages: None
...My four year old daughter is a huge fan of the Rosebud collection of toys available to purchase from Early Learning Centre. So much so, she received a huge amount of extra sets for her fourth birthday and Christmas, one of them was the family figure set.
The Rosebud collection of toys are a range of wooden play sets based mainly around a dolls house but there are other big sets available to buy...