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Four Stories About Death: A Sage, a Monk, a Ballerina and a Tyrant
You set the price! Words: 30,090. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Screenplays » History
This artistic meditation on death is derived from the factual historic material. It shows death as a reflection of one’s life.
Flames of the Tiger: Berlin, 1945
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 36,550. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
Dieter, a young German soldier, and his sister, Greta, are fleeing from the devastation of Berlin. The city is a ruin, their family is dead and the Russians are brutally fighting their way through the streets. Is there any sanctuary in what seems to be the end of the world?
Last Tales of Mercia 7: Godric the Thegn
Series: Last Tales of Mercia, Book 7. Price: Free! Words: 7,270. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom, Fiction » Historical » Medieval
When Richard FitzScrob asks Godric to hunt for the youth who desecrated his castle, Godric's loyalty to King Edward and the Normans will be put to the test. Set in the Dark Ages of Engla-lond, the "Last Tales of Mercia" are ten short stories featuring real historical figures and characters from the "Sons of Mercia" series. Though strongly connected to the series, they can be read independently.
Egypt - Travels with my Camera
Price: Free! Words: 19,770. Language: British English. Published: July 5, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Photography - how to
A light hearted look at travelling through one of the most fascinating and historical counties in the world - Egypt. This book looks at both the ancient and the modern country through a visitors eyes. It is a must read for anyone planning a trip to Egypt or has already been and wishes to relive some memories.
A Promise of Eternity
Price: Free! Words: 3,760. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Historical » USA
The year is 1914. When Alison tells her father, Owen, that she is in love with an African American and wishes to marry him, he is angry and refuses to give her permission. After Alison begs and begs, he says that he'll give his blessing only if Alison's fiancé fights in World War I—something that he isn't likely to survive.
British Weekend Jaunts - Tour 5 - 4 Days Discovering The Towns & Villages Of The English Cotswolds, Gloucester & Stratford-Upon-Avon
Series: British Weekend Jaunts, Book 5. Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 27,930. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Travel - Reference, Nonfiction » Travel » By region
A travel guide book with a difference which gives a well planned 4 day, 3 location tour (by car) through the beautiful villages and towns of the English Cotswolds. This picturesque area with its chocolate box gabled cottages of honey coloured Cotswold stone is packed with history and offers visitors excellent specialist individual shops and fine local food, wine and ales.
Deadly Affair: A Georgian Historical Mystery
Series: Alec Halsey Mystery, Book 2. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 115,180. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2012 by Sprigleaf. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Regency
Career diplomat Alec Halsey has been elevated to a marquessate he doesn't want and Polite Society believes he doesn't deserve. When a nobody vicar drops dead in front of him at a party-political dinner Alec suspects the man was poisoned. But who would want a seemingly harmless man of God murdered, and why?
Four Steps to Death: Stalingrad, 1942
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 45,040. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
"This absorbing, well-crafted tale…is a haunting description of the tragedy and irony of war…In this vivid narrative, the awful cacophony of war comes to life…the skilled author succeeds without moralistic preaching in highlighting the harsh reality, the utter misery, and the heartbreak of war in this intricate but fascinating book." VOYA
Fontevraud: Mysteries of the Abbey and the Village
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 42,980. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European
The Royal Abbey of Fontevraud is magical in both senses of the word. Fontevraud: Mysteries of the Abbey and the Village evokes, to be sure, its amazing history, much of it well-documented but some of it little-known. It also recounts recondite and inexplicable, perhaps supernatural stories surrounding the abbey.
The Mysterious Hands at Gargas: A Strange But True 15-Minute Tale
Series: 15-Minute Books ยท 15-Minute Strange But True Tales. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,980. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2012 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / Europe, Nonfiction » History » European
It was 1887 in southern France. A man was exploring the hills near the town of Saint-Gaudens. He was in an area with lots of caves nestled into the soft rock and steep cliffs. Suddenly he came upon an opening in the rock. He pushed aside the bush covering the hole and looked into a long tunnel. What did he find in the cave that has mystified scientists to this day? Explore the Gargas Cave!