Lady with Carnations is not only the traditional name of a famous Holbein miniature which unexpectedly comes into a London salesroom in the mid-thirties: it is also the soubriquet by which some of her close friends think of the antique ...
Author: A. J. Cronin
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Lady with Carnations is not only the traditional name of a famous Holbein miniature which unexpectedly comes into a London salesroom in the mid-thirties: it is also the soubriquet by which some of her close friends think of the antique-dealer who buys it. Katharine Lorimer, by hard work, flair and courage, has worked her way to the top of a trade that traditionally belongs to men. Yet, having acquired the Holbein despite fierce competition, she feels not triumph but a terrible anxiety and desolation. The antique business is going through the doldrums, and she herself is reaching the limit of her resources. Worse still, she feels appallingly alone in the world. Reserved and fastidious, she keeps a certain distance from even her dearest friends, and the person she loves most, her niece Nancy, is bound up in her own ambitions to become a famous actress. Katharine has bought the miniature as a gigantic gamble, hoping to sell it to a wealthy American collector, and she sets off for New York with Nancy and her niece’s fiancé. What happens to them all there, and how their lives are altered, makes an engrossing tale, a delightful love story, showing at its best Dr Cronin’s gifts as a novelist. Every Cronin ‘fan’, every reader who enjoys a novel with the old-fashioned virtues of a well-worked-out plot, sympathetic characters, and humanity, will find it absorbing. In the magnificent narrative tradition of The Citadel, The Stars Look Down and Cronin’s other classic novels, Lady With Carnations is a great book by a much-loved author.
THE LADY WITH THE CARNATIONS . ... Greuze painted her - so I was told ; but
the name of the artist scarcely affected me , I was absorbed in the woman herself
, who looked at me from the dumb canvas with that still smile on her face , and ...
Author: Marie Corelli
Publisher: Health Research Books
1896 a collection of short stories. Contents: "Three Wise Men of Gotham"; Angel's Wickedness; the Distant Voice; the Withering of a Rose; Nehemiah p. Hoskins, Artist; an Old Bundle; "Mademoiselle Zephyr"; Tiny Tramps; the Lady with the Carnati.
“The Lady playing the organ for the unicorn, suggesting Sound, for instance. And
holding the unicorn by the horn is surely Touch. Here”— he tapped the table
again—“the Lady weaves carnations into a crown for Smell, though that is
Author: Tracy Chevalier
A tour de force of history and imagination, The Lady and the Unicorn is Tracy Chevalier’s answer to the mystery behind one of the art world’s great masterpieces—a set of bewitching medieval tapestries that hangs today in the Cluny Museum in Paris. They appear to portray the seduction of a unicorn, but the story behind their making is unknown—until now. Paris, 1490. A shrewd French nobleman commissions six lavish tapestries celebrating his rising status at Court. He hires the charismatic, arrogant, sublimely talented Nicolas des Innocents to design them. Nicolas creates havoc among the women in the house—mother and daughter, servant, and lady-in-waiting—before taking his designs north to the Brussels workshop where the tapestries are to be woven. There, master weaver Georges de la Chapelle risks everything he has to finish the tapestries—his finest, most intricate work—on time for his exacting French client. The results change all their lives—lives that have been captured in the tapestries, for those who know where to look. In The Lady and the Unicorn, Tracy Chevalier weaves fact and fiction into a beautiful, timeless, and intriguing literary tapestry—an extraordinary story exquisitely told.
A native Californian who admired Hitler, adored opera, and loved poetry, Lady
Cunard encouraged the diplomats and ... her evenings that it prompted war
leader David Lloyd George to describe her as “the most dangerous woman in
Author: Andrew Morton
Publisher: Hachette UK
For fans of the Netflix series The Crown, a meticulously researched historical tour de force about the secret ties among Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, the Duke of Windsor, and Adolf Hitler before, during, and after World War II. Andrew Morton tells the story of the feckless Edward VIII, later Duke of Windsor, his American wife, Wallis Simpson, the bizarre wartime Nazi plot to make him a puppet king after the invasion of Britain, and the attempted cover-up by Churchill, General Eisenhower, and King George VI of the duke's relations with Hitler. From the alleged affair between Simpson and the German foreign minister to the discovery of top secret correspondence about the man dubbed "the traitor king" and the Nazi high command, this is a saga of intrigue, betrayal, and deception suffused with a heady aroma of sex and suspicion. ,br> For the first time, Morton reveals the full story behind the cover-up of those damning letters and diagrams: the daring heist ordered by King George VI, the smooth duplicity of a Soviet spy as well as the bitter rows and recriminations among the British and American diplomats, politicians, and academics. Drawing on FBI documents, exclusive pictures, and material from the German, Russian, and British royal archives, as well as the personal correspondence of Churchill, Eisenhower, and the Windsors themselves, 17 CARNATIONS is a dazzling historical drama, full of adventure, intrigue, and startling revelations, written by a master of the genre.
Carnations love warmth ; therefore give them a sunny aspect to blow in . The
seedling plants may be treated like young pinks , but this difference must be
observed ; - pinks love shade , and carnations love warmth . A bed of carnations
is a ...
FRENCH CARNATIONS . Violet de Metz Henri de Prusse & c . & c . Additional
Catalogue of some few new varieties of Carnations ,. Hogg's Queen Miss
Cockerill Lady Burgoyne Galatea Hoyle's Beauty Honey's General Elliot Lacey's
With electric light , ą loose ball of carnations , hung by ropes of smilax decoration
of this kind would be perfect . or other ... The landings and half - landings on the
cloth in front of each lady guest , and for should have tall , overhanging palms ...
The carnation exhibition of the Florists ' Club , held at the Masonic Temple , Jan.
uary 19 , was a decided success . ... Pa . , carnations Lily Dean and New York ;
Miller & Sons , Bracondale , Ont . , Canada , carnations Lady Muito and Lady Van
... earliness of young and old trees I do not little learning is a dangerous thing , "
so I feel safer in getting away think I have seen more strictly exemplified than this
year , the case to admire some of the old Painted Lady Carnations near at hand .
The ground was his grave hafe Carnation blooms on it . thoroughly trenched , no
manure , except Our gute faderland friends say dey keep a little well decayed
mixed with subsoil Carnations bloomin ' dere . O ; kind lady , in trenching , no
LADY. veterable lively colours of the flowers ; but it is not material with what hue
the pistil is tinged . Let us now ... The carnation is , perhaps , the completest of all
flowers , fince it wears the finest array of colours , is graced with the most delicate
The soil and climate appear to agree well with the Carnation ; and at Dalkley ,
near Dublin , the flowers may be seen in luxuriant abundance . Lady Ardilaun ,
residing at St . Anne ' s , Clontarf , is an enthusiast in Carnation culture .
Who was that seated un the bench close to the “ Artemis , " reading ? Who if not “
the Lady with the Carnations , " clad in white , her head slightly bent , and her
hand clasping á bunch of her own symbolic flowers ? Nervously I approached
Author: Marie Corelli
Publisher: Health Research Books
Category: Religious fiction, English
And Other Stories - Contents: Song of Miriam; Soul of the Newly Born; Tiny Tramps; Three Wise Men of Gotham; Withering of a Rose; Lady with the Carnations; Silence of the Maharajah; Angel's Wickedness; Nehemiah P. Hoskins, Artist; an Old Bundle;.
... fruit imClimbing Vines , including 25 kinds of the 12 Carnations , mensely large
, sweet , New Clematis , á full assortment of both 75 Hardy Catalpa , 50c and
Russian MulFlower and Vegetable SEEDS . Apple , 12 Chrysanthemums , berry
FROM THE TABLETS OF A PARISIAN LADY OP SOCIETY . WHAT SHOULD BE
WORN AND WHAT ... and fern - leaves are frequently introduced . Large flowers ,
such as poppies , carnations or full - 26 FRANK LESLIE'S LADY'S MAGAZINE .
Jersey , and Mme . van Houtte ; second , Mr. F. nine bunches of any type of Carnations , Mr. There were four ... not a burster , and wood , c.b. Duc d'Aumale ,
s.f. Sportsman , s.b. fiery rose ; Rose Unique , Waterwitch , Lady sweetly fragrant .