A Right Royal Face Off

A Right Royal Face-Off is dedicated to the memory of Nick Decalmer, whose path crossed mine at a very significant time in both our lives, and I am very glad it did. Simon Edge was born in Chester and educated at Cambridge.

A Right Royal Face Off

It is 1777, and England’s second-greatest portrait artist, Thomas Gainsborough, has a thriving practice a stone’s throw from London’s royal palaces. Meanwhile, the press talks up his rivalry with Sir Joshua Reynolds, the pedantic theoretician who is the top dog of British portraiture. Gainsborough loathes pandering to grand sitters, but he changes his tune when he is commissioned to paint King George III and his large family. In their final, most bitter competition, who will be chosen as court painter, Tom or Sir Joshua? Two and a half centuries later, a badly damaged painting turns up on a downmarket TV antiques show being filmed in Suffolk. Could the monstrosity really be, as its eccentric owner claims, a Gainsborough? If so, who is the sitter? And why does he have donkey’s ears? Mixing ancient and modern as he did in his acclaimed debut The Hopkins Conundrum, Simon Edge takes aim at fakery and pretension in this highly original celebration of one of our greatest artists. 'A glorious comedy of painting and pretension’ Ryan O’Neill

A Right Royal Face Off

It is 1777, and England's second-greatest portrait artist, Thomas Gainsborough, has a thriving practice a stone's thrown from London's royal palaces, while the press talks up his rivalry with Sir Joshua Reynolds, the pedantic theoretician ...

A Right Royal Face Off

It is 1777, and England's second-greatest portrait artist, Thomas Gainsborough, has a thriving practice a stone's thrown from London's royal palaces, while the press talks up his rivalry with Sir Joshua Reynolds, the pedantic theoretician who is the top dog of British portraiture. Fonder of the low life than high society, Gainsborough loathes pandering to the grandees who sit for him. However, he changes his tune when he is commissioned to paint King George III, his German queen and their vast family. He discovers a taste for royal company--but who will be chosen as court painter, Tom or Sir Joshua? Meanwhile, two and a half centuries later, a badly damaged painting turns up on a downmarket antiques TV show being filmed in Suffolk. Could the monstrosity really be, as its eccentric owner claims, a Gainsborough? If so, who is the sitter? And why does he have donkey's ears?

The End of the World is Flat

When God happens to look down his celestial telescope and see Stefano, he is obliged to pay unprecedented attention to an obscure planet in a distant ... delight NB magazine A Right Royal Face-Off It is 1777, and England's second-greatest.

The End of the World is Flat

‘I laughed so hard I nearly fell in my cauldron. A masterpiece’ JULIE BINDEL ‘A bracingly sharp satire on the sleep of reason and the tyranny of twaddle’ FRANCIS WHEEN Mel Winterbourne’s modest map-making charity, the Orange Peel Foundation, has achieved all its aims and she’s ready to shut it down. But glamorous tech billionaire Joey Talavera has other ideas. He hijacks the foundation for his own purpose: to convince the world that the earth is flat. Using the dark arts of social media at his new master’s behest, Mel’s ruthless young successor, Shane Foxley, turns science on its head. He persuades gullible online zealots that old-style ‘globularism’ is hateful. Teachers and airline pilots face ruin if they reject the new ‘True Earth’ orthodoxy. Can Mel and her fellow heretics – vilified as ‘True-Earth Rejecting Globularists’ (Tergs) – thwart Orange Peel before insanity takes over? Might the solution to the problem lie in the 15th century? Using his trademark mix of history and satire to poke fun at modern foibles, Simon Edge is at his razor-sharp best in a caper that may be more relevant than you think.

Anyone for Edmund

He is the author of three previous novels: The Hopkins Conundrum, longlisted for the Waverton Good Read Award, The Hurtle of Hell and A Right Royal Face-Off. He lives in Suffolk. ANYONE FOR €DMUND) SIMON EDGE toG)

Anyone for Edmund

They dug up his bones. They didn’t know he had a mind of his own. ‘I loved this smart and divinely wry book... what a terrific eye and ear is at work here!’ ELINOR LIPMAN Under tennis courts in the ruins of a great abbey, archaeologists find the remains of St Edmund, once venerated as England’s patron saint, but lost for half a millennium. Culture Secretary Marina Spencer, adored by those who have never met her, scents an opportunity. She promotes Edmund as a new patron saint for the United Kingdom, playing up his Scottish, Welsh and Irish credentials. Unfortunately these are pure fiction, invented by Mark Price, her downtrodden aide, in a moment of panic. The only person who can see through the deception is Mark’s cousin Hannah, a member of the dig team. Will she blow the whistle or help him out? And what of St Edmund himself, watching through the prism of a very different age? Splicing ancient and modern as he did in The Hopkins Conundrum and A Right Royal Face-Off, Simon Edge pokes fun at Westminster culture and celebrates the cult of a medieval saint in another beguiling and utterly original comedy.

Face Off

Sequel to Exit Stage Right Jennifer Willcock. ladder, not missing a step even though she never looked down, focused on a point in front. ... Even though he could be a royal jerk, Shelby didn't want to let Tristan down.

Face Off

"Jennifer Willcock perfectly laces fierce and flawed characters into a story of self-worth, love, and reflections on the world of competitive athletics." -Tara K. Ross, author of Fade to White and cohost of The Hope Prose Podcast She's an elite ballerina. He's an NHL prospect. After years of hard work, their dreams are within reach. Both want to win. Both feel they still have much to prove. Is dance a sport? Tristan Kelly doesn't think so, but Shelby Wright is determined to prove him wrong. Sparks fly as Shelby and Tristan face off at an elite sports camp. Skills are tested, scores are ruined or raised, and tempers flare as they canoe, ball handle, and run obstacle courses, in a series of athletic challenges. Electricity crackles between them, but romance is out of the question-they have dreams to chase. Distractions are not an option. One summer could raise their game or ruin everything.

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The End of the World is Flat

Using his trademark mix of history and satire to poke fun at modern foibles, Simon Edge is at his razor-sharp best in a caper that may be much more relevant than you think.

The End of the World is Flat

A satirical comedy featuring Christopher Columbus, a tech billionaire, and a global delusion. Mel Winterbourne is the founder of a small, single-issue charity in the obscure field of mapmaking. Its success in achieving modest aims attracts the attention of handsome tech billionaire Joey Talavera, who evicts Mel and hijacks her charity for his own ends: to convince the world that the earth is flat. Although his chances of doing so seem slim, Flat Earthery is an idea whose time has come. With the historical reputation of Christopher Columbus in free-fall, old-style 'globularism' becomes heretical for a new generation of angry, anti-Establishment free-thinkers. Teachers, politicians, and celebrities face ruin if they refuse to sign up to the new orthodoxy. For Mel, something must be done. Teaming up with a pariah tabloid journalist and a faded writer of gross-out movie comedies, she sets out to challenge Talavera and his deranged beliefs. Will history and the billionaire's own family origins be their unexpected ally? Using his trademark mix of history and satire to poke fun at modern foibles, Simon Edge is at his razor-sharp best in a caper that may be much more relevant than you think.

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Our Gipsies in City Tent and Van

While down his own right royal face The briny tears were stealing ; Within his noble , generous heart , Was love's pure earnest feeling . And so it proved — for in that hour Of Nature's greatest need , Those weeping girls found in the ...

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Perdita Durango

Royal Ford had always admired his grandfather's resourcefulness , and hoped his son — whose Christian name ... A drifter named Ulysses Neck had shot Royal Ford in the back of the head while Royal lay face down on the floor of the office ...

Perdita Durango

Bad girl Perdita Durango and her dealer boyfriend Romeo Dolorosa get their kicks on a journey from Louisiana to Los Angeles that involves santeria rituals and kidnapping.

Vampire Journals Bundle Books 8 and 9

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Vampire Journals Bundle  Books 8 and 9

"A book to rival TWILIGHT and VAMPIRE DIARIES, and one that will have you wanting to keep reading until the very last page! If you are into adventure, love and vampires this book is the one for you!" --Vampirebooksite.com (regarding Turned) The #1 Bestselling series! This bundle includes books #8 (FOUND) and #9 (RESURRECTED) in Morgan Rice’s #1 bestselling series THE VAMPIRE JOURNALS. These two bestselling novels, all here in one convenient file, offer a great next step in the VAMPIRE JOURNALS series. Over 100,000 words of reading, all for an incredible price! It is a great deal, and it also makes the perfect gift! In FOUND (Book #8 of the Vampire Journals), Caitlin and Caleb awake in ancient Israel, in the year 33 A.D., and are amazed to find themselves in the time of Christ. Ancient Israel is a place of holy sites, of ancient synagogues, of lost relics. It is the most spiritually charged place in the universe—and in 33 A.D., the year of Christ’s crucifixion, it is the most spiritually charged time. In the heart of its capitol, Jerusalem, lies the Holy Temple of Solomon, inside of which sits the Holy of Holies and the Ark of God. In RESURRECTED (Book #9 of the Vampire Journals), 16 year old Scarlet Paine finds herself changing in mysterious ways. She is becoming sensitive to light, able to read peoples’ thoughts, and is faster and stronger than she’s ever been. She doesn’t understand what’s happening to her, and tries to ignore it. But she can only dismiss it for so long. All 12 books in THE VAMPIRE JOURNALS are now available! “THE VAMPIRE JOURNALS series has had a great plot….. The ending was a cliffhanger that was so spectacular that you will immediately want to buy the next book, just to see what happens.” --The Dallas Examiner, regarding Loved “Morgan Rice has really come up with a winner in this series. It is fast paced, filled with action, love, suspense, and intrigue!” --VampireBookSite

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Found  Book  8 in the Vampire Journals

Caitlin and Caleb awake in ancient Israel, in the year 33 A.D., and are amazed to find themselves in the time of Christ. Caitlin now, finally, has all four keys, but still, she must find her father. Her search takes her to Nazareth, to Capernaum, to Jerusalem, following a mystical trail of secrets and clues in the footsteps of Christ.

HMS Resolute

Senator James Murray Mason from Virginia was a southerner who strongly supported the state's right to have legal slavery within ... He had strongly advocated the ordering of the US Navy to face off the Royal Navy Squadron that was still ...

HMS Resolute

How did a ship involved in the failed searches for the lost explorer, Sir John Franklin, alter the course of history forever and become the lasting symbol of Anglo-American friendship? Sent into the Canadian Arctic in 1852 to find Franklin as part of the Belcher Expedition, the officers and men of HMS Resolute spent two years under their gallant and kind Captain Kellett unsuccessfully searching for the Franklin Expedition until they were forced by the expedition's commander, Edward Belcher, to abandon ship. Then an American whaler, James Munro Buddington, salvaged Resolute in Baffin Bay, and brought her into his New England homeport on Christmas Eve 1855. Meanwhile, Britain, seeking soldiers for her Crimean War, and against all international laws about the sovereignty of nations, recruited soldiers in five US cities despite America's declared neutrality. President Franklin Pierce, desperately seeking a way to unify his country riven by the issue of slavery, seized upon this affront. Prime Minister Palmerston, hoping to divert the attention of the British people from his extremely unpopular Crimean War, did not respond with an apology but rather tripled the number of Royal Navy ships just outside American waters. President Pierce appealed for Congressional approval to match that response. The jingoistic war of words was in danger of exploding into open hostilities as the opposing naval forces faced off: Britain and America were on the brink of their third war until Resolute became the focus of the rising tensions...and then she changed history forever In this work of maritime historical fiction follow our young American hero, Abraham Fairfax III, as he wrestles with his Quaker conscience over slavery and goes whaling in the Canadian Arctic. There he falls into the clutches of the sadistic British squadron leader, Edward Belcher, and is rescued by Resolute's intrepid captain, Henry Kellett. Arriving in Ireland Abraham falls in love with Kellett's beautiful but headstrong daughter. Read about their adventures as they are inextricably entwined with the divergent lives of Arctic explorers, salt-encrusted Yankee whalers, and cross-Atlantic warmongering politicians in the incredible story of Her Majesty's Ship Resolute "Elizabeth Matthews, an American writer, knows more about the history of HMS Resolute, and the complicated political background which threatened war between Great Britain and the US, than anyone else." --the late Michael Phillips-- leading British naval historian

The Complete Concordance to Shakspeare

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Naval Blockades in Peace and War

68 The French attempted to prove to the Americans that an armed confrontation with them could be at least as costly as a similar face - off with the British . Because the Royal Navy had established a fairly effective blockade of France ...

Naval Blockades in Peace and War

A number of major blockades, including the Continental System in the Napoleonic Wars, the War of 1812, the American Civil War, and World Wars I and II, in addition to the increased use of peacetime blockades and sanctions with the hope of avoiding war, are examined in this book. The impact of technology and organizational changes on the nature of blockades and their effectiveness as military measures are discussed. Legal, economic, and political questions are explored to understand the various constraints upon belligerent behavior. The analysis draw upon the extensive amount of quantitative material available from military publications.

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Political Representation Communities Ideas and Institutions in Europe c 1200 c 1690

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Political Representation  Communities  Ideas and Institutions in Europe  c  1200   c  1690

Political Representation: Communities, Ideas and Institutions in Europe (c. 1200 - c. 1690) offers a wide consideration of the nature of representation in the political assemblies of pre-modern European, evaluating their creation, evolution, membership and ideological context.

Churchill s Secret War With Lenin

British and Commonwealth Military Intervention in the Russian Civil War, 1918-20 Damien Wright ... All Maynard could spare were two platoons of 11th Royal Sussex to face off against the Finns, whose strength numbered several hundred, ...

Churchill s Secret War With Lenin

After three years of great loss and suffering on the Eastern Front, Imperial Russia was in crisis and on the verge of revolution. In November 1917, Lenin's Bolsheviks (later known as 'Soviets') seized power, signed a peace treaty with the Central Powers and brutally murdered Tsar Nicholas (British King George's first cousin) and his children so there could be no return to the old order. As Russia fractured into loyalist 'White' and revolutionary 'Red' factions, the British government became increasingly drawn into the escalating Russian Civil War after hundreds of thousands of German troops transferred from the Eastern Front to France were used in the 1918 'Spring Offensive' which threatened Paris. What began with the landing of a small number of Royal Marines at Murmansk in March 1918 to protect Allied-donated war stores quickly escalated with the British government actively pursuing an undeclared war against the Bolsheviks on a number of fronts in support of British trained and equipped 'White Russian' Allies. At the height of British military intervention in mid-1919, British troops were fighting the Soviets far into the Russian interior in the Baltic, North Russia, Siberia, Caspian and Crimea simultaneously. The full range of weapons in the British arsenal were deployed including the most modern aircraft, tanks and even poison gas. British forces were also drawn into peripheral conflicts against 'White' Finnish troops in North Russia and the German 'Iron Division' in the Baltic. It remains a little known fact that the last British troops killed by the German Army in the First World War were killed in the Baltic in late 1919, nor that the last Canadian and Australian soldiers to die in the First World War suffered their fate in North Russia in 1919 many months after the Armistice. Despite the award of five Victoria Crosses (including one posthumous) and the loss of hundreds of British and Commonwealth soldiers, sailors and airmen, most of whom remain buried in Russia, the campaign remains virtually unknown in Britain today. After withdrawal of all British forces in mid-1920, the British government attempted to cover up its military involvement in Russia by classifying all official documents. By the time files relating to the campaign were quietly released decades later there was little public interest. Few people in Britain today know that their nation ever fought a war against the Soviet Union. The culmination of more than 15 years of painstaking and exhaustive research with access to many previously classified official documents, unpublished diaries, manuscripts and personal accounts, author Damien Wright has written the first comprehensive campaign history of British and Commonwealth military intervention in the Russian Civil War 1918-20.

Ash Franks Hollyweird Detective Trilogy

associate is calling the Royal right now.” There was another pause as the Voice waited ... Ash went down for coffee to wake up for the evening's face off with the Voice from the phone at the Royal. He stepped out the front and asked the ...

Ash Franks Hollyweird Detective Trilogy