A beautiful clothbound edition of Anne Brontë's most enduring novel, to accompany her sisters' greatest books in Penguin Hardcover Classics Gilbert Markham is deeply intrigued by Helen Graham, a beautiful and secretive young woman who has moved into nearby Wildfell Hall with her young son. He is quick to offer Helen his friendship, but when her reclusive behaviour becomes the subject of local gossip and speculation, Gilbert begins to wonder whether his trust in her has been misplaced. Anne Brontë's bold novel is an exploration of a woman's struggle for creative freedom and domestic independence that caused a scandal upon publication and continues to speak powerfully almost 170 years afters its publication. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
It's Christmas Eve at St Mary's. And all through the house. Nothing is stirring.... Except for Max, Peterson, and Markham, sneaking out at midnight for an assignment that is very definitely off the books. It was ten years ago tonight that senior historians Bashford and Grey went missing in 12th century Jerusalem. So how did they end up in AD 60 Roman Colchester? Max has a theory. Peterson has a plan. Markham has bacon sandwiches. Colchester has Boudicca and her bloodthirsty Iceni hordes. And then there's the giant pig...the enraged, giant pig.... Jodi Taylor is and always has been a history nut. Her disinclination to get out of bed for anything after 1485 can only be overcome by massive amounts of chocolate, and sometimes, if it's raining, not even then. She wanted to write a book about time travel that was a little different and, not having a clue how difficult this would make her book to classify, went ahead and slung in elements of history, adventure, comedy, romance, tragedy, and anything else she could think of. Her advice to booksellers is to buy huge numbers of her books and just put one on every shelf. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Zara Ramm. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/023020/bk_adbl_023020_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Markham ruled the land with money and with guns. He also had two beautiful daughters and a sister. To these three women McAllister and his two henchmen were drawn like bees to a honeypot. To get Markham off their backs and the girls into their arms, they had to fight. And they fought with every weapon they knew of - guile, guns and fists. Peter Watts (1919-1983) was born in London and used Matt Chisholm as a pseudonym for a series of his popular western novels. Watts first become a Civil Servant before he co-founded the Electro Acupuncture Voluntary Society of Britain and Ireland. It was here that he began to write for two official magazines although he soon branched into fiction. For more than a quarter of a century Watts had success with his novels under the names of Matt Chisholm, Cy James and Luke Jones. His first novel Out of Yesterday was published in 1950. Watts created the character Rem McAllister who appeared in over thirty Matt Chisholm books, starting in 1963 with The Hard Men. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John McLain. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/009393/bk_adbl_009393_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The deeply reported story of identical twin brothers who escape El Salvador's violence to build new lives in California - fighting to survive, to stay, and to belong.Growing up in rural El Salvador in the wake of the civil war, the United States was a distant fantasy to identical twins Ernesto and Raul Flores - until, at age 17, a deadly threat from the region’s brutal gangs forces them to flee the only home they’ve ever known. In this urgent chronicle of contemporary immigration, journalist Lauren Markham follows the Flores twins as they make their way across the Rio Grande and the Texas desert, into the hands of immigration authorities, and from there to their estranged older brother in Oakland, CA. Soon these unaccompanied minors are navigating school in a new language, working to pay down their mounting coyote debt, and facing their day in immigration court, while also encountering the triumphs and pitfalls of teenage life with only each other for support. With intimate access and breathtaking range, Markham offers an unforgettable testament to the migrant experience.Named one of the Best Books of the Year by The New York Times Book Review Winner of the Ridenhour Book Prize Silver Winner of the California Book Award Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize Shortlisted for the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize Longlisted for the Pen/Bograd Weld Prize for Biography 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cassandra Campbell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/005285/bk_rand_005285_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Created by S.S. Van Dine, Philo Vance was quite popular in books, movies and on radio. He was portrayed as a stylish, very intelligent and cultured private detective - an Americanized Sherlock Holmes - working out of New York. In the movies, William Powell, Warren William, Paul Lukas and Basil Rathbone starred as Vance. On radio, he was voiced by José Ferrer, John Emery and Jackson Beck. Not that Vance needed any help solving a crime, he did work closely with his secretary and right hand woman, Ellen Deering, and his pal John Markham, New York County District Attorney. First heard for a brief time on NBC radio in 1945-46 it enjoyed success in syndication beginning in 1948, starring Jackson Beck. 12/27/49 The Identical Murder Case 1/3/50 The Tip Top Murder Case 1/10/50 The Left-Handed Murder Case 1/17/50 The Talking Corpse Murder Case 1/24/50 The Music Box Murder Case 1/31/50 The Sterling Murder Case 2/7/50 The Chicken Murder Case 2/14/50 The Scarface Murder Case 3/7/50 The Church Murder Case 3/14/50 The Mathematical Murder Case 4/18/50 The Golden Key Murder Case 4/25/50 The Shower Bath Murder Case 1. Language: English. Narrator: full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/009491/bk_brll_009491_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When librarian Poe Markham takes the job at Thornchapel, she only wants two things: to stay away from Thornchapel’s tortured owner, Auden Guest, and to find out what happened to her mother 12 years ago. It should be easy enough-keep her head down while she works in the house’s crumbling private library and while she hunts down any information as to why this remote manor tucked into the fog-shrouded moors would be the last place her mother was seen alive. But Thornchapel has other plans for her...As Poe begins uncovering the house’s secrets, both new and old, she’s also pulled into the seductive, elegant world of Auden and his friends-and drawn to Auden’s worst enemy, the beautiful and brooding St. Sebastian. And as Thornchapel slowly tightens its coil of truths and lies around them, Poe, Auden, and St. Sebastian start unraveling into filthy, holy pleasure, and pain. Together, they awaken a fate that will either anoint them or leave them in ashes....From the author of the USA Today bestselling New Camelot series comes an original fairy tale full of ancient mysteries, lantern-lit rituals, jealousy, money, murder, sacred torment, and obsessions that last for lifetimes....A Lesson in Thorns is the first of four books in the Thornchapel series. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sara Ormenyi. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/154799/bk_acx0_154799_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Launched with the summer '04 award-winning best-seller Brooklyn Noir, Akashic Books continues its groundbreaking series of original noir anthologies. Each book is comprised of all-new stories, each one set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the city of the book. Featuring brand-new stories by: Meredith Anthony, Diane Ayres, Cordelia Frances Biddle, Keith Gilman, Cary Holladay, Solomon Jones, Gerald Kolpan, Aimee LaBrie, Halimah Marcus, Carlin Romano, Asali Solomon, Laura Spagnoli, Duane Swierczynski, Dennis Tafoya, and Jim Zervanos. From the introduction to Philadelphia Noir: "America's first great city, first capital, and first industrial metropolis contained from the beginning the mix of poor workers and elite culture, of ethnic enclaves and religious intolerance, of easy skullduggery and flesh-pot possibilities, that led Lincoln Steffens in 1903 to famously rule it "corrupt and contented". Colonel William Markham, deputy governor of Pennsylvania from 1693 to 1699 (and William Penn's cousin), was the first official on the take, hiding pirates at one hundred pounds a head, including Captain Kidd himself. We've had many similarly devoted public servants since... Per capita, Philadelphia matches any city, weirdo incident for weirdo incident. But we trump everyone on history... With apologies, you won't find the obvious here. Having served as literary critic of the Philadelphia Inquirer for 25 years, and written more stories on "Philadelphia literature" than anyone living, I thank my contributors for their very limited references to hoagies, cheesesteaks, water ice, soft pretzels, and waitresses who call their customers "Hon". There's no glimpse of Claes Oldenburg's Clothespin or the rowers by the Waterworks, and only one passing mention of Rocky. Truth is, we don’t talk much about those things. We just live our lives." 1. Language: English. Narrator: Karen White, Andy Caploe, William Dufris, Therese Plummer, Kevin T. Collins, Bronson Pinchot. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/014657/bk_adbl_014657_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Please note: This is a summary of the book, not the original book. This summary is not endorsed by or affiliated with Gary Vaynerchuk. For entrepreneurs, the Internet is your oyster. Since the publication of the author's first book in 2009, younger consumers are spending more time than ever consuming content online. Brands have tripled the amount they spend on social media to reach this audience. Thanks to advertising, the top YouTubers earn a combined $70 million. This is the “influencer” market, and just about anybody with skill, diligence, and patience can jump in. Show off what you love online and make money doing it. Thanks to the Internet, everyone who would have been scraping the bottom for influence can now grow a fan base and generate income. An influencer is someone with so much social media influence that businesses will pay them to appear with their products. If you're big enough, people might pay you just simply to be you. In order to survive as an entrepreneur, you must think ahead of your current successes and seek ways to create more success. Don't limit yourself to just one platform - create a personal brand so powerful that it transcends all platforms. Julie Andrews was a star singer until cancer and her vocal cords were removed; however, her fame lived on with the children's books she had written. Oddly enough, it isn't just artists, photographers, and musicians who are crafting their personal brand on the Internet - anyone can do it. The skills you learned in a job you hate could carry over to your personal brand, such as Dan Markham, who was a sales rep before becoming a YouTube cohost. There is no prescribed route to success. A humble beekeeper could tomorrow start an Instagram account, branch out into content outside bees, and become amazingly successful. If you aren't “crushing it”, it's not because you're too old, poor, or untalented. You haven't taken the big leap yet. You'r 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Theis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/112138/bk_acx0_112138_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
'The Old English Faring Books' explores the history of English farming, exploring notable authors and the developments in agriculture that they were arguably responsible for. Beginning with 'Fitzherbert's Boke of Husbondrye', first published in 1523, this volume explores two hundred years of farming and farming literature, making it highly recommended for those with an interest in the history and development of modern farming techniques. Contents include: 'Introduction', 'Tudor times', 'The Age of Markham', 'The Age of Hartlib', 'The Age of Worlidge and Houghton', 'The Age of Richard Bradley', 'Bibliography', and 'Appendix'. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new introduction on farming.