The Long Weekend

The Long Weekend

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From an acclaimed social and architectural historian, the tumultuous, scandalous, glitzy, and glamorous history of English country houses and high society during the interwar period As WWI drew to a close, change reverberated through the halls of England's country homes. As the sun set slowly on the British Empire, the shadows lengthened on the lawns of a thousand stately homes. In The Long Weekend, historian Adrian Tinniswood introduces us to the tumultuous, scandalous and glamorous history of English country houses during the years between World Wars. As estate taxes and other challenges forced many of these venerable houses onto the market, new sectors of British and American society were seduced by the dream of owning a home in the English countryside. Drawing on thousands of memoirs, letters, and diaries, as well as the eye-witness testimonies of belted earls and bibulous butlers, Tinniswood brings the stately homes of England to life as never before, opening the door to a world by turns opulent and ordinary, noble and vicious, and forever wrapped in myth. We are drawn into the intrigues of legendary families such as the Astors, the Churchills and the Devonshires as they hosted hunting parties and balls that attracted the likes of Charlie Chaplin, T.E. Lawrence, and royals such as Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson. We waltz through aristocratic soiré, and watch as the upper crust struggle to fend off rising taxes and underbred outsiders, property speculators and poultry farmers. We gain insight into the guilt and the gingerbread, and see how the image of the country house was carefully protected by its occupants above and below stairs. Through the glitz of estate parties, the social tensions between old money and new, the hunting parties, illicit trysts, and grand feasts, Tinniswood offers a glimpse behind the veil of these great estates -- and reveals a reality much more riveting than the dream.

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Genre : History
Author by : Adrian Tinniswood
Publisher : Basic Books
Release : 2016-05-03
File : 344 Pages
ISBN : 9780465098651


The Long Weekend

The Long Weekend

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'Incredibly compelling' Shari Lapena 'I raced through' Claire Douglas 'A tense rollercoaster' Sarah Vaughan 'Packs a punch' Sarah Pearse 'Wonderfully atmospheric' BA Paris 'Lures you in until you can't escape' Jane Corry 'Completely absorbing' Will Dean 'Brilliantly plotted' Liz Nugent 'Explosive' Samantha Downing 'Dazzlingly clever' Chris Ewan 'Ominous, absorbing and atmospheric' Christina McDonald 'Upredictable and pacy' Tim Weaver 'A tense page turner' Jane Shemilt 'Fast paced, unpredictable and original with a twist that made me gasp out loud. I loved it' CLAIRE DOUGLAS, author of The Couple at No. 9 _______________________________________________ By the time you read this, I'll have killed one of your husbands. In an isolated retreat, deep in the Northumbria moors, three women arrive for a weekend getaway. Their husbands will be joining them in the morning. Or so they think. But when they get to Dark Fell Barn, the women find a devastating note that claims one of their husbands has been murdered. Their phones are out of range. There's no internet. They're stranded. And a storm's coming in. Friendships fracture and the situation spins out of control as each wife tries to find out what's going on, who is responsible and which husband has been targeted. This was a tight-knit group. They've survived a lot. But they won't weather this. Because someone has decided that enough is enough. That it's time for a reckoning. 'Gilly Macmillan serves up the ingredients for a perfect night from hell . . . [she] writes with verve and emotional acuity.' The New York Times ___________________________________ Praise for Gilly Macmillan: 'Fast paced and incredibly compelling' Shari Lapena 'White-knuckled suspense' Tess Gerritsen 'Infused with a creeping sense of dread' Sarah Vaughan 'Brilliantly plotted, clearly defined characters and perfectly paced, I loved this book.' Liz Nugent 'A fantastic read with dizzying twists and turns' Fionnuala Kearney 'Dark, tense and very clever' Claire Douglas 'A tense, pacey thriller which lures you in until you can't escape. Nothing and no one is quite what they seem' Jane Corry 'You're in for the twistiest of rides!' Lesley Kara 'Bold, suspenseful and impossible to put down' Samantha Downing 'Ominous, absorbing and atmospheric, The Long Weekend is psychological suspense at its finest! A gorgeous thriller about obsession and dark secrets that threaten to destroy a close group of friends. As always, Macmillan summons a dark magic on the page, with a haunting setting, compelling plot and prose so vivid it paints the story in intricate detail. This one shines!' Christina McDonald 'Absolutely loved The Long Weekend. Twisty, unpredictable, pacy and packed with brilliantly-written characters' Tim Weaver 'In The Long Weekend Gilly Macmillan skilfully weaves multiple plot strands to create a tense page turner, darkly shadowed by the bleak Northumbrian moors' Jane Shemilt 'A twisty, complicated puzzle. Readers will enjoy putting together all the pieces.' Publishers Weekly

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Genre : Fiction
Author by : Gilly Macmillan
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2022-02-03
File : 400 Pages
ISBN : 9781529156676


Rick Stein S Long Weekends

Rick Stein S Long Weekends

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To accompany the major BBC Two series, Rick Stein’s Long Weekends is a mouthwatering collection of over 100 recipes from ten European cities. Rick’s recipes are designed to cater for all your weekend meals. For a quick Friday night supper Icelandic breaded lamb chops will do the trick, and Huevos a la Flamenca makes a tasty Saturday brunch. Viennese Tafelspitz is perfect for Sunday lunch, and of course no weekend would be complete without Portuguese custard tarts or Berliner Doughnuts for an afternoon treat. Accompanied by beautiful photography of the food and locations, and complemented by his personal memories and travel tips for each city, Rick will inspire you to re-create the magic of a long weekend in your own home.

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Genre : Cooking
Author by : Rick Stein
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2016-10-06
File : 320 Pages
ISBN : 9781473530508


Henry And Mudge And The Long Weekend

Henry And Mudge And The Long Weekend

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In the eleventh book in the Henry and Mudge series, it's a gray, rainy weekend and Henry and Mudge are stuck inside. Being inside is boring, until Henry and his parents decide to build a castle in the basement!

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author by : Cynthia Rylant
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2011-10-18
File : 48 Pages
ISBN : 9781442445246


The Long Weekend

The Long Weekend

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A short break can become the holiday of a lifetime . . . A perfect summer read from the brilliant Veronica Henry, author of The Forever House. In a gorgeous quayside hotel in Cornwall, the long weekend is just beginning . . . Claire Marlowe owns 'The Townhouse by the Sea' with Luca, the hotel's charismatic chef. She ensures that everything runs smoothly - until an unexpected arrival checks in and turns her whole world upside-down. The rest of the guests arrive with their own baggage. There's a couple looking for distraction from a family tragedy; a man trying to make amends for an affair he bitterly regrets . . .and the young woman who thinks the Cornish village might hold the key to her past. Here are affairs of the heart, secrets, lies and scandal - all wrapped up in one long, hot weekend.

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Genre : Fiction
Author by : Veronica Henry
Publisher : Orion
Release : 2012-07-05
File : 320 Pages
ISBN : 9781409130932


The Long Week End 1897 1919

The Long Week End 1897 1919

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Reminiscence of the first twenty-one years of Wilfred Bion s life: eight years of childhood in India, ten years at public school in England, and three years of life in the army.

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Genre : Psychology
Author by : Wilfred R. Bion
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2018-05-08
File : 288 Pages
ISBN : 9780429907128


The Long Weekend

The Long Weekend

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Five people working for the same company, but not really knowing each other. They all start the bank holiday weekend, but how many will finish it and arrive back at work on the right side of the law and still alive?

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Author by : Ross Lennon
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Release : 2020-01-13
File : 284 Pages
ISBN : 167626969X


To Tell You The Truth

To Tell You The Truth

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Named a New York Times Best Thriller of the Year and Best Book to Gift! "An unsettling and atmospheric thriller that’s almost impossible to put down . . . Will keep you guessing right up until its satisfying but unexpected conclusion." — Buzzfeed "Riveting." — The New York Times Book Review The acclaimed author of The Nanny and What She Knew—hailed by stalwarts including Ruth Ware, Liane Moriarty, Tess Gerritsen, and Shari Lapena—returns with another serpentine thriller that cleverly blends atmosphere, tarnished memories, mystery, and twisty secrets from the past into a potent, intense read that will leave you questioning everything you believe. To tell you the truth . . . everybody lies. Lucy Harper’s talent for writing bestselling novels has given her fame, fortune and millions of fans. It’s also given her Dan, her needy, jealous husband whose own writing career has gone precisely nowhere. Now Dan has vanished. But this isn’t the first time that someone has disappeared from Lucy’s life. Three decades ago, her little brother Teddy also went missing and was never found. Lucy, the only witness, helplessly spun fantasy after fantasy about Teddy’s disappearance, to the detectives’ fury and her parents’ despair. That was the start of her ability to tell a story—a talent she has profited from greatly. But now Lucy’s a grown woman who can’t hide behind fiction any longer. The world is watching, and her whole life is under intense scrutiny. A life full of stories, some more believable than others. Could she have hurt Teddy? Did she kill Dan? Finally, now, Lucy Harper’s going to tell the truth. Cross her heart. And hope to die. "Spellbinding . . . Bold, suspenseful, and impossible to put down. This one will stay with me for a long time." — Samantha Downing, #1 internationally bestselling author of My Lovely Wife

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Genre : Fiction
Author by : Gilly Macmillan
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release : 2020-09-22
File : 320 Pages
ISBN : 9780062875648


The Long Weekend

The Long Weekend

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Sam knows that he and his friend Lloyd made a colossal mistake when they accepted the ride home. They have ended up in a dark mansion in the middle of nowhere with man who means to harm them. But Sam doesn't know how to get them out. They were trapped, then separated. Now they are alone. Will either of them get out alive? This gripping and hypnotic thriller will have you reading late into the night...

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author by : Savita Kalhan
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2009-07-15
File : 192 Pages
ISBN : 9781849398145


The Perfect Girl

The Perfect Girl

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The New York Times bestselling author of What She Knew returns with an electrifying new novel about how the past will always find us... "Literary suspense at its finest.”—Mary Kubica, New York Times bestselling author of Pretty Baby “A wonderfully addictive book with virtuoso plotting and characters - for anyone who loved Girl on the Train, it’s a must read.” — Rosamund Lupton Zoe Maisey is a seventeen-year-old musical prodigy with a genius IQ. Three years ago, she was involved in a tragic incident that left three classmates dead. She served her time, and now her mother, Maria, is resolved to keep that devastating fact tucked far away from their new beginning, hiding the past even from her new husband and demanding Zoe do the same. Tonight Zoe is giving a recital that Maria has been planning for months. It needs to be the performance of her life. But instead, by the end of the evening, Maria is dead. In the aftermath, everyone—police, family, Zoe’s former solicitor, and Zoe herself—tries to piece together what happened. But as Zoe knows all too well, the truth is rarely straightforward, and the closer we are to someone, the less we may see.

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Genre : Fiction
Author by : Gilly Macmillan
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release : 2016-09-06
File : 512 Pages
ISBN : 9780062476753