A Night on the Orient Express Book

A Night on the Orient Express | Download eBook Read Pdf-ePub-Kindle

Download full pdf book A Night on the Orient Express by Veronica Henry available in full 320 pages, and make sure to check out other latest books Fiction related to A Night on the Orient Express below.

A Night on the Orient Express

By Veronica Henry
  • ISBN Code: : 1409130967
  • Publisher : Orion
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 642
  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : a-night-on-the-orient-express.pdf

Book Excerpt :

Get ready for the journey of a lifetime. The wonderful award-winning novel from the bestselling author of THE LONG WEEKEND. The Orient Express. Luxury. Mystery. Romance. For one group of passengers settling in to their seats and taking their first sips of champagne, the journey from London to Venice is more than the trip of a lifetime. A mysterious errand; a promise made to a dying friend; an unexpected proposal; a secret reaching back a lifetime...As the train sweeps on, revelations, confessions and assignations unfold against the most romantic and infamous setting in the world.

Recommended Books For Reading


  • Murder on the Orient Espresso
    Murder on the Orient Espresso

    A Book written by Sandra Balzo, published by Severn House/ORIM 2013-12-01 - 208 pages - part of Fiction books.

    Get eBook
  • Writing Mysteries
    Writing Mysteries

    A Book written by Sue Grafton, published by Penguin 2002-04-08 - 256 pages - part of Language Arts & Disciplines books.

    Get eBook
  • Stamboul Train
    Stamboul Train

    A Book written by Graham Greene, published by Random House 2010-10-02 - 224 pages - part of Fiction books.

    Get eBook
  • Thea Stilton and the Mystery on the Orient Express (Thea Stilton #13)
    Thea Stilton and the Mystery on the Orient Express (Thea Stilton #13)

    A Book written by Thea Stilton, published by Scholastic Inc. 2012-12-01 - 186 pages - part of Juvenile Nonfiction books.

    Get eBook
  • The Long Weekend
    The Long Weekend

    A Book written by Veronica Henry, published by Orion 2012-07-05 - 320 pages - part of Fiction books.

    Get eBook
  • Night Trains
    Night Trains

    A Book written by Andrew Martin, published by Profile Books 2017-02-09 - 152 pages - part of Travel books.

    Get eBook
  • The Murder on the Links
    The Murder on the Links

    A Book written by Agatha Christie, published by Simon and Schuster 2020-04-14 - 180 pages - part of Fiction books.

    Get eBook

Read Also This Books

Night Train to Rigel

By Timothy Zahn
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Book Code : 1504016408
  • Total of Pages : 327
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 734
  • Pdf File: night-train-to-rigel.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A secret agent aboard a galactic railroad must derail a sinister conspiracy in this “rip-roaring” thriller by the author of Star Wars: Thrawn (Publishers Weekly). The universe is a dangerous place, a fact violently brought home to Frank Compton for perhaps the thousandth time when a stranger delivering a message dies right in front of him. An operative for Western Alliance Intelligence until his whistle-blowing activities got him fired, Compton is now being sought out by the Spiders, the robotic alien beings responsible for the upkeep and operation of the Quadrail transportation system, which connects the galaxy’s twelve inhabited empires. The discovery of a sinister plot to use the Quadrail for ill has brought the Spiders to Compton—for only someone possessing the former agent’s unique skills can stop the scheme for good. But when Compton leaves Earth behind—joining forces with Bayta, the Spiders’ beautiful, half-human representative aboard the Quadrail—the terrifying scope of a vast, galaxy-wide conspiracy begins to reveal itself. Targeted on all sides by alien assassins of every shape and species, Compton and his enigmatic new partner are suddenly in a race against a clock ticking down to an irreversible doomsday, one in which the galactic night train will derail, carrying all members of humanity screaming to their deaths. The first in the Quadrail series from the Hugo Award–winning author of Blackcollar and many New York Times–bestselling Star Wars novels, Night Train to Rigel is an action-packed “great read” (Booklist).

Murder On The Orient Express / Убийство в восточном экспрессе

By Агата Кристи
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Litres
  • Book Code : 5041840008
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Foreign Language Study
  • Members : 485
  • Pdf File: murder-on-the-orient-express-Убийство-в-восточном-экспрессе.pdf

Book Short Summary:

В занесенном снегом Восточном экспрессе обнаруживается труп. Спальный вагон полон, что нетипично для этого времени года. Эркюль Пуаро, с трудом доставший билет на Восточный экспресс (дела государственной важности – непременно надо ехать!), пытается найти злодея, что не так-то просто: на трупе столько ран и они такие разные! Несомненно одно: преступник все еще находится в поезде.Разумеется, Эркюль Пуаро как всегда блестяще раскрывает таинственное убийство.Неадаптированный текст на языке оригинала снабжен подробными комментариями и небольшим словарем. Книга предназначена для студентов языковых вузов и всех интересующихся английским языком.

Murder on a Mystery Tour

By Marian Babson
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Book Code : 1504058607
  • Total of Pages : 167
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 787
  • Pdf File: murder-on-a-mystery-tour.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The “consistently witty” Agatha Award–winning author presents a tale of murder in a country mansion (Mystery News). With their fortunes dwindling, Reggie and his wife, Midge, have turned the family mansion into an English country inn. When Midge gets a call from an old classmate who arranges “mystery tours” for visiting Americans, she happily agrees to host one of these staged-murder events. But the tour seems to be a disaster from the get-go, with lots of arguing and complaining among those involved. Then, after a massive snowstorm, a real murder takes place—and it’s up to the amateur sleuths to solve the case before the killer checks them out permanently. Praise for Marian Babson “Marian Babson’s name on a mystery is a guarantee of quality writing wrapped around an unusual crime.” —Houston Chronicle

Fierce Kingdom

By Gin Phillips
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Random House Canada
  • Book Code : 0735273200
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 495
  • Pdf File: fierce-kingdom.pdf

Book Short Summary:

An electrifying literary thriller introduces an unforgettable mother and son, whose simple trip to the zoo one afternoon is transformed into three hours of terror and survival after gunshots ring out. What would you do to protect the ones you love? After school on a late October day, Joan has taken her four-year-old son, Lincoln, to one of his favourite places on earth: the zoo. Just before closing time, as they need to go home, she hears some loud pops like firecrackers. Not thinking much of it, they head for the exit...until Joan realizes the eerie human emptiness means danger, then sees the figure of a lone gunman. Without another thought, she scoops up her son and runs back into the zoo. And for the next three hours--the entire scope of the novel--she does anything she can to keep Lincoln safe. Both pulse-pounding and emotionally satisfying, Fierce Kingdom is a thrill ride, but also an exploration of the very nature of motherhood itself, from its saving graces to its savage power. At heart it asks how you draw the line between survival and the duty to protect one another? Who would you die for?

Hallowe'en Party

By Agatha Christie
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0061759732
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 316
  • Pdf File: hallowe-en-party.pdf

Book Short Summary:

When a Halloween Party turns deadly, it falls to Hercule Poirots to unmask a murderer in Agatha Christie’s classic murder mystery, Hallowe’en Party. At a Halloween party, Joyce—a hostile thirteen-year-old—boasts that she once witnessed a murder. When no one believes her, she storms off home. But within hours her body is found, still in the house, drowned in an apple-bobbing tub. That night, Hercule Poirot is called in to find the `evil presence'. But first he must establish whether he is looking for a murderer or a double-murderer...

Virgins: An Outlander Novella

By Diana Gabaldon
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Doubleday Canada
  • Book Code : 0385689349
  • Total of Pages : 96
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 589
  • Pdf File: virgins.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A young Jamie Fraser learns what it really means to become a man in this Outlander prequel novella. Featuring all the trademark suspense, adventure, and history of Diana Gabaldon's #1 bestselling novels and the Showcase original series, Virgins is now available for the first time as a standalone ebook. Mourning the death of his father and gravely injured at the hands of the English, Jamie Fraser finds himself running with a band of mercenaries in the French countryside, where he reconnects with his old friend Ian Murray. Both are nursing wounds; both have good reason to stay out of Scotland; and both are still virgins, despite several opportunities to remedy that deplorable situation with ladies of easy virtue. But Jamie's love life becomes infinitely more complicated--and dangerous--when fate brings the young men into the service of Dr. Hasdi, a Jewish gentleman who hires them to escort two priceless treasures to Paris. One is an old Torah; the other is the doctor's beautiful grand-daughter, Rebekah, destined for an arranged marriage. Both Jamie and Ian are instantly drawn to the bride-to-be--but they might be more cautious if they had any idea who they're truly dealing with. Praise for Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series “Marvelous and fantastic adventures, romance, sex . . . perfect escape reading.”—San Francisco Chronicle, on Outlander “History comes deliciously alive on the page.”—New York Daily News, on Outlander “Gabaldon is a born storyteller. . . . The pages practically turn themselves.”—The Arizona Republic, on Dragonfly in Amber “Triumphant . . . Her use of historical detail and a truly adult love story confirm Gabaldon as a superior writer.”—Publishers Weekly, on Voyager “Unforgettable characters . . . richly embroidered with historical detail.”—The Cincinnati Post, on Drums of Autumn “A grand adventure written on a canvas that probes the heart, weighs the soul and measures the human spirit across [centuries].”—CNN, on The Fiery Cross “The large scope of the novel allows Gabaldon to do what she does best, paint in exquisite detail the lives of her characters.”—Booklist, on A Breath of Snow and Ashes “Features all the passion and swashbuckling that fans of this historical fantasy series have come to expect.”—People, on Written in My Own Heart’s Blood

Brave Enough

By Kati Gardner
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : North Star Editions, Inc.
  • Book Code : 1635830214
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 733
  • Pdf File: brave-enough.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The lives of Cason Martin and Davis Channing intersect in a powerful way. Both are struggling to survive life-threatening diseases. Neither feels in control of their lives. Can they be brave enough to beat the odds?

The Path to the Sea

By Liz Fenwick
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Book Code : 0008290512
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 245
  • Pdf File: the-path-to-the-sea.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Sometimes going home is just the beginning... ‘Vivid and beautifully written, Liz Fenwick is a gifted storyteller’ Sarah Morgan, Sunday Times bestselling author 'Atmospheric, emotional and full of mystery – an absolute pleasure from page one' Veronica Henry, Sunday Times bestselling author

Born a Crime

By Trevor Noah
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Doubleday Canada
  • Book Code : 0385689233
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 504
  • Pdf File: born-a-crime.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime New York Times bestseller about one man’s coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Trevor Noah’s unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. Living proof of his parents’ indiscretion, Trevor was kept mostly indoors for the earliest years of his life, bound by the extreme and often absurd measures his mother took to hide him from a government that could, at any moment, steal him away. Finally liberated by the end of South Africa’s tyrannical white rule, Trevor and his mother set forth on a grand adventure, living openly and freely and embracing the opportunities won by a centuries-long struggle. Born a Crime is the story of a mischievous young boy who grows into a restless young man as he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist. It is also the story of that young man’s relationship with his fearless, rebellious, and fervently religious mother—his teammate, a woman determined to save her son from the cycle of poverty, violence, and abuse that would ultimately threaten her own life. The eighteen personal essays collected here are by turns hilarious, dramatic, and deeply affecting. Whether subsisting on caterpillars for dinner during hard times, being thrown from a moving car during an attempted kidnapping, or just trying to survive the life-and-death pitfalls of dating in high school, Trevor illuminates his curious world with an incisive wit and unflinching honesty. His stories weave together to form a moving and searingly funny portrait of a boy making his way through a damaged world in a dangerous time, armed only with a keen sense of humor and a mother’s unconventional, unconditional love.

Literature and Geography

By Emmanuelle Peraldo
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Book Code : 1443887609
  • Total of Pages : 490
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 412
  • Pdf File: literature-and-geography.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In a period marked by the Spatial Turn, time is not the main category of analysis any longer. Space is. It is now considered as a central metaphor and topos in literature, and literary criticism has seized space as a new tool. Similarly, literature turns out to be an ideal field for geography. This book examines the cross-fertilization of geography and literature as disciplines, languages and methodologies. In the past two decades, several methods of analysis focusing on the relationship and interconnectedness between literature and geography have flourished. Literary cartography, literary geography and geocriticism (Westphal, 2007, and Tally, 2011) have their specificities, but they all agree upon the omnipresence of space, place and mapping at the core of analysis. Other approaches like ecocriticism (Buell, 2001, and Garrard, 2004), geopoetics (White, 1994), geography of literature (Moretti, 2000), studies of the inserted map (Ljunberg, 2012, and Pristnall and Cooper, 2011) and narrative cartography have likewise drawn attention to space. Literature and Geography: The Writing of Space Throughout History, following an international conference in Lyon bringing together literary academics, geographers, cartographers and architects in order to discuss literature and geography as two practices of space, shows that literature, along with geography, is perfectly valid to account for space. Suggestions are offered here from all disciplines on how to take into account representations and discourses since texts, including literary ones, have become increasingly present in the analysis of geographers.

Dave at Night

By Gail Carson Levine
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0062253565
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 480
  • Pdf File: dave-at-night.pdf

Book Short Summary:

If nobody wants him, that's fine.He'll just take care of himself. When his father dies, Dave knows nothing will ever be thesame. And then it happens. Dave lands in an orphanage—the cold and strict Hebrew Home for Boys in Harlem—far from the life he knew on the Lower East Side. But he's not so worried. He knows he'll be okay. He always is. If it doesn't work out, he'll just leave, find a better place to stay. But it's not that simple. Outside the gates of the orphanage, the nighttime streets of Harlem buzz with jazz musicians and swindlers; exclusive parties and mystifying strangers. Inside, another world unfolds, thick with rare friendships and bitter enemies. Perhaps somewhere, among it all, Dave can find a place that feels like home.

The Big Four

By Agatha Christie
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 006173909X
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 609
  • Pdf File: the-big-four.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Famed private eye Hercule Poirot tackles international intrigue and espionage in this classic Agatha Christie mystery. Framed in the doorway of Hercule Poirot's bedroom stands an uninvited guest, coated from head to foot in dust. The man stares for a moment, then he sways and falls. Who is he? Is he suffering from shock or just exhaustion? Above all, what is the significance of the figure 4, scribbled over and over again on a sheet of paper? Poirot finds himself plunged into a world of international intrigue, risking his life—and that of his "twin brother"—to uncover the truth.

Mayhem at the Orient Express

By Kylie Logan
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101623438
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 441
  • Pdf File: mayhem-at-the-orient-express.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Three amateur sleuths call upon their inner Agatha Christie when murder strikes their small town in the first League of Literary Ladies mystery... Most folks aren’t forced by court order to attend a library-book discussion group, but that’s just what happens to B & B proprietor and ex-Manhattanite Bea Cartwright, hippy cat lover Chandra Morrisey, and winery owner Kate Wilder after a small-town magistrate has had enough of their squabbling. South Bass, an island on Lake Erie, is home to an idyllic summer resort, but these three ladies keep disturbing the peace. The initial book choice is Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express, and that sets their mouths to watering. The Orient Express is the island’s newest Chinese restaurant. They might not agree about much, but the ladies all love the orange chicken on the menu. But their meal is spoiled when the restaurant’s owner, Peter Chan, has the bad fortune of getting murdered. Now, with Christie as their inspiration, the League of Literary Ladies has a real mystery to solve...if they can somehow catch a killer without killing each other first.

A Romantic Collection

By Veronica Henry
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Orion
  • Book Code : 1398700932
  • Total of Pages : 891
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 752
  • Pdf File: a-romantic-collection.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Fall in love with these three irresistibly romantic Veronica Henry titles in one ebook boxset! A Night on the Orient Express The Orient Express. Luxury. Mystery. Romance. For one group of passengers settling in to their seats and taking their first sips of champagne, the journey from London to Venice is more than the trip of a lifetime. A mysterious errand; a promise made to a dying friend; an unexpected proposal; a secret reaching back a lifetime...As the train sweeps on, revelations, confessions and assignations unfold against the most romantic and infamous setting in the world. An Eligible Bachelor Before THE BEACH HUT there was AN ELIGIBLE BACHELOR... When Guy wakes up with a terrible hang-over and a new fiancée, he tries not to panic. After all, Richenda is beautiful, famous, successful... What reason could he have for doubts? As news of the engagement between the heir of Eversleigh Manor and the darling of prime-time television spreads through the village, Guy wonders if he's made a rash decision. Especially when he meets Honor, a new employee of the Manor who has a habit of getting under his skin... But Honor has her own troubles - a son who's missing a father, and an ex-boyfriend who has made an unexpected reappearance... How to Find Love in a Bookshop Emilia has just returned to her idyllic Cotswold hometown to rescue the family business. Nightingale Books is a dream come true for book-lovers, but the best stories aren't just within the pages of the books she sells - Emilia's customers have their own tales to tell. There's the lady of the manor who is hiding a secret close to her heart; the single dad looking for books to share with his son but who isn't quite what he seems; and the desperately shy chef trying to find the courage to talk to her crush . . . And as for Emilia's story, can she keep the promise she made to her father and save Nightingale Books?

A Wedding at the Beach Hut

By Veronica Henry
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Orion
  • Book Code : 1409183564
  • Total of Pages : 317
  • Category : Reference
  • Members : 862
  • Pdf File: a-wedding-at-the-beach-hut.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Discover the gorgeous new summertime must-read from Sunday Times bestseller Veronica Henry - a holiday for the heart and soul! 'A lush, inviting read that lifts the heart and spirits!' Adele Parks, bestselling author of Just My Luck --------------------------------- Escape to Everdene Sands, where the sun is shining - but is the tide about to turn? Robyn and Jake are planning their dream wedding at the family beach hut in Devon. A picnic by the turquoise waves, endless sparkling rosé and dancing barefoot on the golden sand . . . But Robyn is more unsettled than excited. She can't stop thinking about the box she was given on her eighteenth birthday, and the secrets it contains. Will opening it reveal the truth about her history - and break the hearts of the people she loves most? As the big day arrives, can everyone let go of the past and step into a bright new future? --------------------------------- Your favourite authors love to escape with Veronica Henry's feel-good stories! 'As uplifting as summer sunshine' - Sarah Morgan 'A delicious treat of a book' - Milly Johnson 'An utter delight' - Jill Mansell 'Truly blissful escapism' - Lucy Diamond 'A heartwarming story combined with Veronica's sublime writing' - Cathy Bramley --------------------------------- Praise for A Wedding at the Beach Hut! 'Escape to a world where it's OK to dance barefoot on the sand - the latest feel-good instalment in the Beach Hut series' Heat 'Wonderful' Daily Mail Veronica Henry really does excel in creating hugely entertaining, captivating and uplifting reads . . . Vibrant and sparkling - LoveReading 'We read this brilliant book in one sitting' Bella 'Another poignant, touching and feel-good book about family life from the much loved author' Women's Weekly 'The perfect feel-good summer read' Fabulous, The Sun 'Veronica Henry is brilliant at writing about family relationships and she's on top form here. Her descriptions of seaside life will make you yearn to move to the coast, while the intertwining story of Robyn's birth mother will bring a tear to your eye' S mag, Sunday Express 'Gloriously summery' Best 'The Beach Hut series is a slice of pure sunshine' Good Housekeeping 'Lashings of romance...A lovely read' The Lady 'A breezy, sunny tale that will whisk you away to a happy place' Sunday Mirror 'Veronica Henry's descriptions of life by the sea will make you yearn to move to the coast, while the story behind Robyn's adoption will bring a tear to your eye' Sunday Express --------------------------------- And other readers adore Veronica's irresistibly uplifting bestselling books too: 'Amazingly heartwarming, full of families, friends and romance' 'Packed full of wit and charm' 'I loved all the rich and vibrant characters' 'Buy it, read it, you'll love it' 'One of those stories you hope will never end!'

A Family Recipe

By Veronica Henry
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Orion
  • Book Code : 1409166619
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 917
  • Pdf File: a-family-recipe.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Sunday Times Top 10 bestseller What''s the secret ingredient to your happiness? Laura Griffin is preparing for an empty nest. The thought of Number 11 Lark Hill falling silent - a home usually bustling with noise, people and the fragrant smells of something cooking on the Aga - seems impossible. Laura hopes it will mean more time for herself, and more time with her husband, Dom. But when an exposed secret shakes their marriage, Laura suddenly feels as though her family is shrinking around her. Feeling lost, she turns to her greatest comfort: her grandmother''s recipe box, a treasured collection dating back to the Second World War. Everyone has always adored Laura''s jams and chutneys, piled their sandwiches high with her pickles . . . Inspired by a bit of the old Blitz spirit, Laura has an idea that gives her a fresh sense of purpose. Full of fierce determination, Laura starts carving her own path. But even the bravest woman needs the people who love her. And now, they need her in return . . . The brand-new feel-good story from bestseller Veronica Henry - a perfect mix of family, friends and delicious food. ***** Your favourite authors love A Family Recipe: ''An utter delight'' Jill Mansell ''Truly blissful escapism'' Lucy Diamond ''A heart-warming, triumphant story combined with Veronica''s sublime writing - the perfect mix!'' Cathy Bramley ''A delicious treat of a book'' Milly Johnson ''A beautiful book. Warm, emotional and full of hope'' Sarah Morgan Readers have fallen in love with A Family Recipe: ''So absolutely and completely gorgeous in every way!'' ''A delightful, heart-warming story about the importance of home, family, friends and the unbreakable bonds between them'' ''Wonderfully uplifting...A story of lost chances and second chances, tragedy and despair but also hope and resilience'' ''The perfect mix of food, family and friends provides the right ingredients for this delightful read'' ''My favourite book of 2018 - treat yourself to a delicious novel this summer''

They Died on My Watch

By Noel Bailey
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Dorrance Publishing
  • Book Code : 1644264706
  • Total of Pages : 382
  • Category : History
  • Members : 718
  • Pdf File: they-died-on-my-watch.pdf

Book Short Summary:

They Died on my Watch By: Noel Bailey Who was the actress that died just before Christmas - she was the voice of... in...? How many actors died of cancer-related illness in 1996? Did Hitler commit suicide or was he shot by Russian troops? Hey, do you remember what year Princess Diana died in that French car crash? How many husbands did Elizabeth Taylor divorce in her lifetime? What well-known actor died just a few days after David Bowie? Questions you might hear at the next table at your regular eatery. Questions you may not know the answer to. They Died On My Watch can answer these and many more. It is a comprehensive reference work that should prove itself to be indispensible to any household. Most certainly a book to sustain interest while cruising at 35,000 feet between London and New York. The ultimate “umpire” you might say, to settle any argument that may arise with regards to discussion involving a deceased celebrity - recent or not.

In the Eye of the Wind

By Ron Baenninger,Martin Baenninger
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • Book Code : 0773577734
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 425
  • Pdf File: in-the-eye-of-the-wind.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Yokohama, a quiet fishing village when Commodore Matthew Perry arrived with his gunboat diplomacy in the mid-1800s, was quickly transformed into a bustling port for international trade. The change brought affluent foreigners to the city but also mobilized Japanese nationalist hostilities. It was in this setting that Ron and Martin Baenninger's Canadian mother and Swiss father met in 1933. Relying on Ron's early memories, their mother's diary, and the acute memory of their father, who lived to be over one hundred, the Baenningers recount the initial years of their parents' marriage and provide glimpses into relations between Japan and the West from the turn of the century to the onset of the Second World War. In their earliest years together the young couple enjoyed a rich social life, travelling freely between Canada, Switzerland, and Japan, although aware of the political turmoil slowing unfolding around them. The outbreak of the war between Japan and the United States and allied powers brought their privileged lifestyle to an end. In August 1942 they escaped internment with their young son aboard the Kamakura Maru - one of the many exchange ships assigned to bring foreign nationals home and the last evacuation vessel from Japan - and negotiated their way through war-torn areas to reach Canada four months later. In the Eye of the Wind - both a deeply personal account of one family and a unique perspective on the politically turbulent atmosphere of pre-war Japan - will interest anyone seeking to learn more about a tumultuous period in an extraordinary place.

By Any Means

By Charley Boorman
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Sphere
  • Book Code : 0748111050
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Travel
  • Members : 820
  • Pdf File: by-any-means.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Four million captivated viewers watched Charley Boorman complete his last adventure - LONG WAY DOWN - which took him from John O'Groats to Cape Town. Along with Ewan McGregor he achieved not only this amazing feat, but also circumnavigated the globe on the LONG WAY ROUND. In between these two incredible journeys, he found the time to compete in the Dakar Rally, telling his story in his bestselling book RACE TO DAKAR. Charley's passion for travel and adventure continues in his new challenge - BY ANY MEANS. Travelling from his home town in Co Wicklow all the way to Sydney, he will use any means he can to reach his destination, via transport as diverse as steam train, horse, boat, kayak, truck, and tuk-tuk. And of course his beloved motorbike! Whether crossing the Black Sea, trekking through Tibet, riding an elephant in India or hiking through the forests of Papua New Guinea, this will be a unique opportunity to meet fascinating people and explore extraordinary places. With trademark enthusiasm, dedication and good humour, Charley's new trip is set to be his most challenging yet.

Escape To The Seaside

By Veronica Henry
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Orion
  • Book Code : 1398700940
  • Total of Pages : 951
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 678
  • Pdf File: escape-to-the-seaside.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Escape to the seaside with three irresistibly feel-good Veronica Henry titles in one ebook boxset! High Tide Pennfleet might be a small town, but there's never a dull moment in its narrow winding streets ... Kate has only planned a flying visit to clear out the family home after the death of her mother. When she finds an anonymous letter, she is drawn back into her own past. Single dad Sam is juggling his deli and two lively teenagers, so romance is the last thing on his mind. Then Cupid fires an unexpected arrow - but what will his children think? Nathan Fisher is happy with his lot, running picnic cruises up and down the river, but kissing the widow of the richest man in Pennfleet has disastrous consequences. Vanessa knows what she has done is unseemly for a widow, but it's the most fun she's had for years. Must she always be on her best behaviour? As autumn draws in and the nights grow longer, there are sure to be fireworks in this gloriously engaging novel from Veronica Henry, author of A Night on the Orient Express. The Long Weekend In a gorgeous quay-side 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 everything runs smoothly - until an unexpected arrival checks in and turns her whole world upside down. And 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. Love on the Rocks When the rundown Rocks Hotel comes up for auction in Mariscombe, Lisa and her boyfriend George make a successful bid to escape and live the dream. But their dream quickly becomes a nightmare. Their arch-rival, Bruno Thorne, owner of the Mariscombe Hotel, seems intent on sabotage. Meanwhile, local chambermaid Molly is harbouring a secret that will blow the whole village apart. Then an unexpected visitor turns up on the doorstep. It seems everyone in Mariscombe is sailing a little too close to the rocks ...

The Red Signal

By Agatha Christie
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 006212983X
  • Total of Pages : 100
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 559
  • Pdf File: the-red-signal.pdf

Book Short Summary:

At a séance, Sir Alington, a venerable expert of the mental condition, is pestered by Mrs. Eversleigh about the importance of the sixth sense. Soon, a young man named Dermot is drawn in and tells them both about the sixth sense he experiences, a red signal that spells danger. He is about to tell them of the last time he saw the red signal when he stops himself. The last time he had the signal was earlier that very evening. But how could there be danger at a simple gathering of old friends? Will the evening bring forth whatever impending danger that Dermot senses?

Little Grey Cells: The Quotable Poirot

By Agatha Christie
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 000811661X
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Humor
  • Members : 266
  • Pdf File: little-grey-cells.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Discover the man behind the moustache in this book of one-liners by the world’s most famous Belgian detective, revealing the wit and wisdom of Hercule Poirot and his creator, Agatha Christie.

Orient Express

By James B. Sherwood
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Biteback Publishing
  • Book Code : 1849543852
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 829
  • Pdf File: orient-express.pdf

Book Short Summary:

When the fabled Orient-Express train, which had carried the rich and the famous (as well as some highly suspicious characters) across Europe in superb style for nearly a century, was taken out of service in 1977, James B. Sherwood bought two of its 1920s luxury sleeping cars at auction. He then spent $31 million meticulously restoring the 'world's most celebrated train', which was relaunched in 1982 running along the original route of the Simplon-Orient-Express from London and Paris to Venice. Sherwood, known as 'the father of container leasing', made his first fortune from the Sea Containers company that he started in 1965. The purchase of the Hotel Cipriani in 1976 and the Orient-Express carriages a year later marked his entry into an entirely new business which became Orient-Express Hotels with fifty exceptional properties in twenty-four countries. They include the Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro, the Grand Hotel Europe in St. Petersburg, the Hotel Ritz in Madrid, Charleston Place in South Carolina, '21' Club in Manhattan and the Mount Nelson in Cape Town. Sherwood opened up the Far Eastern market with the launch of the cruise ship Road to Mandalay on the Irrawaddy River in Burma, and the Eastern & Oriental Express tourist train which operates between Singapore and Bangkok. He also led the way into Peru where Orient-Express Hotels now operates five of the country's leading hotels as well as the railways serving the 'lost city' of Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca and down to the sea. Sherwood's personal journey has been a remarkable and incident-packed one, and is told here with a dry and self-deprecating wit and an astonishing eye for detail. It took him through Yale to the Far East, where as a young lieutenant in the U.S. Navy he supported American efforts to hold back the tide of Communism which was spreading through Southeast Asia. He joined United States Lines in 1959 and was based in France where he developed one of the first container shipping operations using the passenger liners ss. United States and ss. America. He ends this book with his own personal list of what makes a great hotel. No one in the world knows more about it.

Sidney Lumet

By Frank R. Cunningham
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • Book Code : 0813158265
  • Total of Pages : 360
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 871
  • Pdf File: sidney-lumet.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Since 1957, Sidney Lumet, the most prolific American director of his generation, has deepened audiences' awareness of social, ethical, and feminist issues through such distinguished films as 12 Angry Men, The Verdict, Running on Empty, and Critical Care. Especially praised for his literary adaptations -- including Long Day's Journey into Night and Murder on the Orient Express -- Lumet has also directed such trenchant urban films as Dog Day Afternoon, Serpico, and Network. In this new edition Frank Cunningham expands his analysis of Lumet's earlier films and examines his most recent work, from A Stranger Among Us (1992) to Gloria (1999). Also new to this edition are discussions of five other films, including The Appointment, Murder on the Orient Express, and Running on Empty. Cunningham studies in depth over thirty of Lumet's most significant films and surveys other films and the television productions to reveal their enduring artistic and humanistic importance.

The Train Journey 1: Venetian Nights - Erotic Short Story

By Barbara Nordström
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Lindhardt og Ringhof
  • Book Code : 8726558165
  • Total of Pages : 20
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 553
  • Pdf File: the-train-journey-1.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Clara can't wait to go on holiday with her friend Minna. They're going to interrail in Europe, and drink rosé as they hang out by the pool at Minna's parents' house in the South of France. Unfortunately, Minna cancels last minute. Clara feels abandoned and doesn't know what to do. Should she just stay home? But the ticket is already paid for, and Clara decides to travel on her own. She'll go to Italy and experience Venice, Cinque Terre and Rome. It'll be a cultural and sensual trip that Clara won't soon forget. This is the first part of 'The Train Journey.' Barbara Nördstrøm is an erotic writer.

The Mysterious Affair at Styles

By Agatha Christie
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : 谷月社
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 251
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 861
  • Pdf File: the-mysterious-affair-at-styles.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Mysterious Affair at Styles is a detective novel by Agatha Christie. Styles was Christie's first published novel. It introduced Hercule Poirot, Inspector (later, Chief Inspector) Japp, and Arthur Hastings. Poirot, a Belgian refugee of the Great War, is settling in England near the home of Emily Inglethorp, who helped him to his new life. His friend Hastings arrives as a guest at her home. When the woman is killed, Poirot uses his detective skills to solve the mystery. This is also the setting of Curtain, Poirot's last case. The book includes maps of the house, the murder scene, and a drawing of a fragment of a will. The true first publication of the novel was as a weekly serial in the The Times, including the maps of the house and other illustrations included in the book. This novel was one of the first ten books published by Penguin Books when it began in 1935. This first mystery novel by Agatha Christie was well received by reviewers. An analysis in 1990 was positive about the plot, considered the novel one of the few by Christie that is well-anchored in time and place, a story that knows it describes the end of an era, and mentions that the plot is clever. Christie had not mastered cleverness in her first novel, as "too many clues tend to cancel each other out"; this was judged a difficulty "which Conan Doyle never satisfactorily overcame, but which Christie would."

The Piano on Film

By David Huckvale
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 1476643881
  • Total of Pages : 220
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 139
  • Pdf File: the-piano-on-film.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Since the early days of silent film accompaniment, the piano has played an integral part in the history of cinema. Film's fascination with the piano, both in soundtracks and onscreen as a status symbol and icon of popular romanticism, offers a revealing opportunity to chart the changing perception of the instrument. From Mozart to Elton John, this book surveys the cultural history of the piano through the instrument's cinematic functions. Composer biopics, such as A Song to Remember, romantic melodramas like the Liberace vehicle Sincerely Yours, and horror films such as The Hands of Orlac, along with animated cartoons featuring Bugs Bunny and Tom and Jerry demonstrate just how pervasive the cinematic image of the piano once was during a period when the piano itself began its noticeable decline in everyday life. By examining these depictions of the piano onscreen, readers will begin to understand not only the decline of the piano but also the decline of the idealistic culture to which it gave birth in the nineteenth century.

The Mummy on Screen

By Basil Glynn
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1350129380
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : History
  • Members : 134
  • Pdf File: the-mummy-on-screen.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Mummy is one of the most recognizable figures in horror and is as established in the popular imagination as virtually any other monster, yet the Mummy on screen has until now remained a largely overlooked figure in critical analysis of the cinema. In this compelling new study, Basil Glynn explores the history of the Mummy film, uncovering lost and half-forgotten movies along the way, revealing the cinematic Mummy to be an astonishingly diverse and protean figure with a myriad of on-screen incarnations. In the course of investigating the enduring appeal of this most 'Oriental' of monsters, Glynn traces the Mummy's development on screen from its roots in popular culture and silent cinema, through Universal Studios' Mummy movies of the 1930s and 40s, to Hammer Horror's re-imagining of the figure in the 1950s, and beyond.

Christmas at the Beach Hut

By Veronica Henry
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Orion
  • Book Code : 140916666X
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 850
  • Pdf File: christmas-at-the-beach-hut.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The joyous Christmas novel from the Sunday Times top-ten bestselling author of A Family Recipe and The Beach Hut 'A glorious story full of hope, heartache and Christmas magic' Cathy Bramley 'Wise, insightful, beautiful written and sprinkled with Christmas joy - I adored this book' Milly Johnson Everyone adores Christmas . . . Especially Lizzy Kingham. But this year, she is feeling unloved and under-appreciated by her family. The present-buying, decorating and food shopping have all been left to her. So she wonders ... what would happen if she ran away and left them to it? Lizzy heads to her favourite place: a beach hut on the golden sands of Everdene. There she meets an unlikely collection of new friends, all running away from something. But the spirit of Christmas gets under Lizzy's skin: soon the fairy lights are twinkling and the scent of mulled wine mingles with the sea air. Back at Pepperpot Cottage, her family are desperate to find her. For Christmas isn't Christmas without Lizzy. Can they track her down in time and convince her she means the world to them, every day of the year? Bursting with love, hope, forgiveness - and plenty of Christmas cheer - this is the perfect stocking filler! ***Veronica Henry's next beach hut novel, A Wedding at the Beach Hut, is available to pre-order now!*** ***** Your favourite authors love Veronica Henry: 'Insightful and heart-warming, this is the perfect cosy read for a cold winter's night. I loved it' Sarah Morgan 'A Christmas treat!' Katie Fforde 'Full of comfort and joy, warmth and wit' Alexandra Brown Escape to the seaside this Christmas!

Journeys of Desire

By Alastair Phillips,Ginette Vincendeau
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1838716572
  • Total of Pages : 350
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Members : 755
  • Pdf File: journeys-of-desire.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A comprehensive guide to European actors in American film, this book brings together 15 chapters with A-Z entries on over 900 individuals. It includes case studies of prominent individuals and phenomena associated with the emigres, such as the stereotyping of European actresses in 'bad women' roles, and the irony of Jewish actors playing Nazis.

True Crime Parallels to the Mysteries of Agatha Christie

By Anne Powers
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 1476637687
  • Total of Pages : 206
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 408
  • Pdf File: true-crime-parallels-to-the-mysteries-of-agatha-christie.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare, the works of Agatha Christie stand as some of the most celebrated crime fiction of our era. This book takes ten of her most famous works and shows their relationship to ten of crime history's most famous and sensational cases--cases whose notoriety still resounds to this day. Addressing both novels and short stories, the author illuminates the relationship between Christie's Murder on the Orient Express and the sensational Lindbergh Kidnapping Case of 1932; the connections between Christie's Mrs. McGinty's Dead and the horrific true case of England's most loathed wife-killer, the American Dr. Hawley Harvey Crippen--and eight more engrossing pairings of Christie's ingenious mystery puzzles with vintage true crime's most sensational events.