Bounder finds Araminta's prospects devastatingly attractive. By Ascot he has won
the day and the wedding is fixed for September. Then at the last minute the
events of the previous Boxing Night catch up with the Atherstones in a surprising
Author: Jilly Cooper
Publisher: Random House
A Country House Extravaganza Story by Jilly Cooper. Pictures by Sue Macartney-Snape. Rufus, fifth Earl of Atherstone, has no son and gloomily contemplates his vast Lincolnshire estate passing into the hands of his plain but good-natured daughter, Araminta, and her grasping cousin, Piggy Atherstone, who is determined to marry her. A serious rival for Araminta's hand, however, materialises in Bounder Cartwright, a debonair money-market gambler, whose sexual conquests are as prolific as his investments are suddenly catastrophic. By Ascot he has won the day and the wedding is fixed for September. Then, at the last minute, the events of the previous Boxing Night catch up with the Atherstones in a surprising way. Will the wedding take place or not? The combination of Jilly Cooper's irreverent tale of country house life with the colourful and perceptive paintings of Sue Macartney-Snape which inspired it, presents a wickedly funny portrait of the English upper classes at play. Araminta's Wedding is irresistible fireside reading for even the coldest of stately homes.
'Where's Araminta? She won't mind, will she?' The professor put down his notes
with a sigh. 'We are just back from the cottage,' he said as he got up. 'I'm sure Araminta will be delighted to invite you to dinner—she will be down in a minute.
Author: Betty Neels
A practical marriage? Araminta Smith first met Professor Jason Lister when she was hired to look after his niece and nephew. Knowing that her plain but honest looks weren't about to catch her a husband, Araminta believed she'd never marry. That's why she was intrigued by the distinguished surgeon's interest in her. Since he was also a confirmed bachelor, the professor's proposal came as an even greater surprise. A marriage between them, he argued, would be infinitely practical—and Araminta was nothing if not practical. But then…what about love?
Come , now for Araminta . Sir Bull You shall see how prettily I will įmpose upon
the old Woman , and court her Daughter before her Face . Well . There will be
fome Diversion in that truly . Ha ! is not that Araminta's Footman ? Enter Araminta's ...
“It is said that your marriage to Marya was illegal and void, with the result that all
issue was illegitimate.” “How could my marriage be illegal? I can show you the marriage certificate at any time. Now if you like.” “The marriage was void because
Author: Jack Vance
Publisher: Hachette UK
Travel out along the galaxy's Perseid Arm. Branch off to follow the ten thousand stars of Mircea's Wisp. Eventually you will come to the Purple Rose System - three stars, Lorca, Sing and Syrene, that seem about to drift away into the void. Three planets circle Syrene. On one, Cadwal, there is Life. Long ago the Naturalist Society of Earth had listed Cadwal as a natural preserve. An administration centre had been set up and staffed to protect the planet from all exploitation. Araminta Station. Now, centuries later, the young Glawen Clattuc is beginning to wonder what the future may hold for him in the hierarchic, carefully ordered hereditary society that is life on Cadwal.
The DOOLITTLE twins are heard crying off L. 2 E. JACKSON and ARAMINTA
enter quarrelling . ) JACKSON . Now you see what you've done ! You woke up
them twins ; now there will be nothing but noise ! ARAMINTA . Go and shut them
But Araminta's mother had wanted something more romantic, and out of it all had
evolved—Araminta. Araminta was the child of her mother's second marriage. The
other girls were Leontine and Helen and Iris. They had been named by their ...
Though Araminta's parents were newly rich, Lucy's own parents, Lord and Lady
Stanton, did not mind the friendship which ... Lucy was glad Araminta had
married the Earl of Fenton, though the marriage hadn't started well, it was now a
I HAVE KNOWN Araminta when she married to feel that at last she knew a man in
whom she could repose the utmost ... By and by , when her wedding things
began to grow shabby , when her bonnets appeared to be appealing for help ,
Araminta, who had overcome a mountain of shame even to go to a family
member (however distant) for legal help at the start of the divorce had to admit
theirs had been an old-fashioned wedding, of the till-death-do-us-part variety.
Author: Peter F. Hamilton
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
The Dreaming Void is the first novel in Peter F. Hamilton's epic Void Trilogy, set in the world of the Commonwealth Saga. The Void: a sealed universe, billions of years old. Alive, its expansion is barely contained. Now it wants to make contact. Inigo channels mysterious dreams of an unlikely hero, a simpler life and a hope for a brighter future – on a world that's not his own. His disaffected followers are determined to seek this utopia and cross the forbidden boundary of the Void to reach it. Unaware that such an act could trigger its growth beyond all control . . . destroying everything in its path. The Dreaming Void is followed by The Temporal Void and The Evolutionary Void.
Because you might be enabled to gain her consent to our marriage . " “ To your marriage ? Marriage with whom ? ” “ Why , with Araminta of course . Don ' t you
know that if the girl marries without her mother ' s approval she loses £300 a year
Because you might be enabled to gain her consent to our marriage . ” “ To your marriage ? Marriage with whom ? ” “ Why , with Araminta of course . Don ' t you
know that if the girl marries without her mother ' s approval she loses £300 a year
When Araminta was thirteen, she tried to distract an overseer when she spotted a
slave attempting to run away. She ended up getting hit in the head with a two-
pound lead weight and nearly dying from the blow. The attack left her prone to fall
Author: Rebecca Price Janney
Publisher: Moody Publishers
In 1949 film star Ingrid Bergman fled to Europe following a public outcry and her denunciation by the U.S. Senate. The charge? She had an adulterous affair with director Roberto Rossellini resulting in a pregnancy, actions for which one senator called her "a horrible example of womanhood and a powerful influence for evil." Would any star flee the country over so minor an offense today? Author Rebecca Price Janney examines how people in other eras throughout American history conducted their relationships. How did they fall short of God's ideal as presented in the Scriptures? How often did they get it right? What has led us to becoming a culture of "anything goes" morality? And conversely, have there been any surprising improvements in recent years? This book is not a culture-wars creed, but rather a historical look at the American family, showing that the pattern is more complicated than a downward spiral of morality from our country's founding to the present. In addition, one of the intriguing features of the book is the author's close look at marriage and relationships within subcultures that are not often considered, including those of Native Americans, Conquistadors, and slaves. In order to better understand the state of marriage and relationships in the U.S. today, Christians need to better understand not just Scripture but our nation's history -- and Then Comes Marriage? gives readers an accessible, broad, and thought-provoking introduction to both.
^NE morning early in March, Miss Araminta Pcabody sat at the window with a
letter in her lap. Judging from the expression of her face, the news which it
imparted was not of a gratifying character. It informed her of the approaching marriage of ...
Because you might be enabled to gain her consent to our marriage . ” “ To your marriage ! Marriage with whom ? " “ Why , with Araminta of course . Don't you
know that if the girl marries without her mother's approval she loses £ 300 a year
“Because you might be enabled to gain her consent to our marriage.” “To your marriage 1 Marriage with whom " “Why, with Araminta of course. Don't you know
that if the girl marries without her mother's approval she loses £300 a year !” “
He did not mention what Martha Rivett had said about Araminta and her wedding
night, but it explained very precisely the emotions Hester had seen in her and her
continuous, underlying bitterness towards her husband. If Basil did not know, ...
Author: Anne Perry
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Anne Perry’s acclaimed William Monk novels have captivated readers with their rich texture and masterly suspense, leading The New York Times Book Review to exclaim, “Give her a good murder and a shameful social evil, and Anne Perry can write a Victorian mystery that would make Dickens’s eyes pop.” Now, the first five books in the spellbinding series are collected in this addictive eBook bundle: FACE OF A STRANGER His name, they tell him, is William Monk, and he is a London police detective. With his memory erased after a terrible accident, Monk intends on hiding his condition and starting a new life by tackling a grisly murder case in which each new revelation leads him to the answers he seeks—but dreads to find. A DANGEROUS MOURNING Called upon to investigate the brutal murder of a blue-blooded young widow, Monk is plagued by both his lingering amnesia and an inept supervisor. But when nurse Hester Latterly offers her assistance, together they grope warily through the silence and shadows that obscure the aristocrat’s demise. DEFEND AND BETRAY After a brilliant military career, General Thaddeus Carlyon meets his death not on the battlefield but at a London dinner party. Although his wife confesses to the murder, Monk and Hester suspect deceit. With the trial only days away, they feverishly work to unravel the dark heart of the mystery. Praise for Anne Perry and her William Monk series “Perry’s Victorian mysteries are marvels.”—The New York Times Book Review “There’s no one better at using words to paint a scene and then fill it with sounds and smells than Anne Perry.”—The Boston Globe “[The] reigning monarch of the Victorian mystery.”—People “Few mystery writers this side of Arthur Conan Doyle can evoke Victorian London with such relish for detail and mood.”—San Francisco Chronicle “[A] master of crime fiction.”—The Baltimore Sun “[Among] Perry’s strengths: memorable characters and an ability to evoke the Victorian era with the finely wrought detail of a miniaturist.”—The Wall Street Journal
Mauy things hospitable disposition , but so soon after our marriage I should about ARAMINTA are decidedly monotonous - that is to say , that perbaps feel better
pleased myself if my lunches were not quite so under the same circumstances ...
Marriage , again , is surrounded , as among “ Oh , Araminta , since you
encourage me to call you so civilized people , by laws of “ forbidden degrees , ”
which by your generosity , send me not to your papa , but with are very curious ,
very little ...
The necklace lost—and her son Dick—and a fortune to marry—and she shall
dance at the wedding —and—she does not intend, I hope, ... I'd rather he should
wait than I. so Why, then, in short, Araminta's husband is in love with my lady.