The gaudy years of the Restoration are long gone. Robert Merivel, physician and courtier to Charles II, loved for his ability to turn sorrow into laughter, now faces the agitations and anxieties of… read more at Kobo.
The Painted Girls / Cathy Marie Buchanan. In belle époque Paris, the Van Goethem sisters struggle for survival after the sudden death of their father, a situation that prompts young Marie's ballet training and her introduction to a genius painter.
Chocolat ~ Joanne Harris : When Vivane Rocher arrives at an old french village and opens a chocolate boutique directly across from the church, Father Reynaud identifies her as a serious danger to the upcoming season of Lent.
As storm clouds gather over England, King Henry and his supporters find themselves besieged abroad and at home. Who, or what can save the ki.
Le don du Roi / L'ami du Roi - Rose Tremain - 748627 #livre #book #Roman #littérature
January 2014 A new military adventure for battle-hardened centurions Macro and Cato, fighting for the Empire in Britannia.
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Sensationally-smooth goat cheese custards pair amazingly well with fresh strawberries tossed in a sublime red wine syrup. A recipe from pastry chef David Lebovitz, author of The Perfect Scoop, the complete guide to making homemade ice cream.
Eleanor is only Barely out of childhood, and forced to deal with great scandals, fraught relationships and forbidden love at every turn.
The Sacred River -Wendy Wallace
America in 1953 seems hell-bent on squandering the flood tide of international goodwill earned in WWII. Senator Joe McCarthy is on a red-hunting rampage in Washington, and the fledgling CIA under Allen Dulles is starting to dabble in nation-building. Into this moment of history wander Nick Carraway and Jake Barnes, refugees from Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby and Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises. They begin a correspondence that leads to a close friendship .....
On Persephone's Island: A Sicilian Journal by Mary Taylor Simeti