In Love and War

Author: Liz Trenow

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 150982507X

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 6776


From the bestselling author of The Poppy Factory comes this moving novel that brings together a group of women in ways they could never have imagined. July, 1919. At the Hotel de la Paix in the small village of Hoppestadt, three women arrive at the end of the war, searching for traces of the men they have loved and lost to the battlefields of Ypres in Belgium. Ruby is just twenty-one, a shy Englishwoman looking for the grave of her husband. Alice is only a little older but brimming with confidence; she has travelled all the way from America, convinced her brother is in fact still alive. Then there’s Martha, and her son Otto, who are not all they seem to be . . . The three women in Liz Trenow’s In Love and War may have very different backgrounds, but they are united in their search for reconciliation: to resolve themselves to what the war took from them, but also to what life might still promise for the future . . .

In Love and War

Author: Malcolm Macdonald

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444752545

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

View: 2461


Clive Mortimer - an aspiring politician and son of a wealthy Midlands industrialist, and Freddy Oxley - a mere apprentice - seem the unlikeliest of friends. But something in their past exerts a mysterious power over them. And it is not just Anne Howard, the maidservant who loves and is loved by both - yet cannot find happiness with either. Travelling to the Cape, the lush jungles of Venezuela, Imperial Vienna, the Ottoman court and the Carribean, the trio seek to create perfect lives for themselves. Yet inexorably their past catches up with them and when a long-delayed time bomb threatens their ruin, the solution they devise is the most astonishing twist of all.

In Love and War

Author: Alex Preston

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571279473

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 9214


In Love and War weaves fact and fiction to create a sweeping portrait of a city at war. The novel is told through the eyes, letters and journals of Esmond Lowndes, who comes to Italy a lost and lonely young man in the shadow of his politician father. Through his friendships with a striking cast of contemporary characters, from the poet Ezra Pound to Alice Keppel, a former royal mistress, Esmond begins to leave his early disappointments behind him. On the cobbles of Florence's many-storied streets, he deepens his appreciation of art and literature, and falls in love. With the coming of war, Esmond finds himself stranded in a city of enemies, hunted by the malevolent Mario Carità, head of the Fascist secret police. He retreats into the hills above Florence, taking with him a painting that has come to assert a profound hold over him. When the Nazis arrive, Esmond is drawn into Giustizia e Libertà, the Resistance movement, and is soon helping to spirit refugees to safety, to hide the city's Jews. With his lover, Ada, at his side, he is at the centre of assassination plots, shoot-outs and car chases, culminating in a final mission of extraordinary daring. In Love and War is a novel that will take you deep into the secret heart of history, meticulously researched and full of period detail. It is a novel of art and letters, of bawdy raconteurs and dashing spies. With Esmond Lowndes you will see the beauty of Florence as never before, and feel the horror of war as it sweeps over the city's terracotta rooftops. Inspired by a host of real-life stories, In Love and War is both epic and intimate, harrowing and heartwarming.

Martha Graham in Love and War

Author: Mark Franko

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019936785X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 238

View: 8609


Often called the Picasso, Stravinksy, or Frank Lloyd Wright of the dance world, Martha Graham revolutionized ballet stages across the globe. Here, Franko reframes Graham's most famous creations by showing how she wove together strands of love, passion, politics, and myth to create an American school of choreography and dance.

ALL IS FAIR IN LOVE AND WAR

Author: Divakara

Publisher: Notion Press

ISBN: 9383416998

Category: Fiction

Page: 141

View: 9316


Sannutha is kidnapped from her house and all the electrical devices are hacked. Sarvesh gets a mail from a stranger. He gets gruesome invitation into the world of technology and troubling news about his old friend. When he realizes that Sannutha’s life is in danger, he has no other option but to trust this mysterious informer. Who’s this person and what is that he wants from Sarvesh and why Sannutha was targeted? “Because of the word FRIENDSHIP the value of the LOVE is still exists in this World.” It’s indeed a very good first attempt by the novice writer Divakara, who has succeeded in sustaining the interest all through. I immensely feel that he is a Quality author in the making. Best Wishes., • -Dr.S.B. Bhanu Prashanth

CUPID IN AFRICA: The Baking of Bertram in Love and War

Author: P. C. Wren

Publisher: Musaicum Books

ISBN: 807583805X

Category: Fiction

Page: 235

View: 9633


Cupid in Africa is the life story of Bertram Greene, a young British gentleman, a poet, an artist, a musician, a wretched student and intellectual and a bitter disappointment to his father, honorable, upright and scrupulous Major Hugh Greene. In order to gain fathers respect Bertram enlists in the army. After doing his training in India he gets sent to North Africa, where he gets involved in very tough and bloody battles. During his time in combat Bertram is learning about himself a lot and he goes through a major change, becoming a proper man of war. Percival Christopher Wren (1875 - 1941) was an English writer, mostly of adventure fiction. He is remembered best for Beau Geste, a much-filmed book of 1924, involving the French Foreign Legion in North Africa. This was one of 33 novels and short story collections that he wrote, mostly dealing with colonial soldiering in Africa. While his fictional accounts of life in the pre-1914 Foreign Legion are highly romanticized, his details of Legion uniforms, training, equipment and barrack room layout are generally accurate, which has led to unproven suggestions that Wren himself served with the legion.

Hemingway in Love and War

Author: Agnes Von Kurowsky,Ernest Hemingway,Henry Serrano Villard,James Nagel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 303

View: 7244


In 1918, Hemingway fell in love with a nurse, Agnes Von Kurowsky, as he recuperated in a Milan hospital. Henry Villard occupied the room next to Hemingway's. The book is a combination of Agnes' diaries and letters to Hemingway, Hemingway's letters home, and Villard's memories.

Seasons of Love and War

Author: Brenda Ashworth Barry

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1612358438

Category: Vietnam War, 1961-1975

Page: 236

View: 7808


SEASONS OF LOVE AND WAR BOOK ONE, is a historical family saga and epic love story. Childhood sweethearts Beth Ann Rose and Kaylob Shawn O'Brien just want to get married and pursue their dream careers, but the Vietnam War changes everything when Kaylob is drafted into the Army and declared dead. Beth Ann has a complete emotional melt down and starts to have visions of him in the jungles of Vietnam. Is he alive or has she completely lost her mind?

Tragic Souls of Love and War

Author: Jacquelyn Howes

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1728311497

Category: Art

Page: 312

View: 1426


The Bellamy Mansion in Wilmington, North Carolina, is the setting of Tragic Souls of Love and War in the pre-Civil War era, during the Civil War, and after the war. The story is heavily based on facts of four strong women: Sarah Sampson, the Bellamy family’s slave cook; Belle Bellamy, the oldest Bellamy daughter; Mrs. Eliza Bellamy, the wife of Dr. John Bellamy; and Harriet Foote Hawley, the wife of Union general Joseph Roswell Hawley. She was an abolitionist and a first cousin of Harriet Beecher Stowe. The mix of these four women and the fictional and extraordinarily charismatic Braxton Scott twist into a story that captures the loves and sorrows of a tragic time in our history that resembles the classic Gone with the Wind and reminds us of the sad reality of inequality that still exists today.