A fresh retelling infuses The Canterbury Tales with new and vigorous life. A motley group of travellers meet on their way to Canterbury and agree to take part in a storytelling competition. As they make their way on the road, they drink, laugh, flirt, argue, interrupt and try to outdo each other with their tales.
He was the very first icon of the silver screen and is one of the most recognizable of Hollywood faces, even a hundred years after his first film. But what of the man behind the moustache? Peter Ackroyd's biography turns the spotlight on Chaplin's life as well as his work, from his humble theatrical beginnings in music halls to winning an honorary Academy Award. Everything is here, from the glamor of his golden age to the murky scandals of the 1940s and eventual exile to Switzerland.
Make mine a Marine: "Subject: Lieutenant Colonel Matt Ryan. Mission: Keep things professional...no matter how hard--or hot--it gets! Matt Ryan wants to settle down to a peaceful life as a helicopter instructor at the local base. When he meets free-spirited antiques dealer Chelly Richardson and finds out she's homeless, well, he has to help. But her living in his pool house means the wild-at-heart woman who is stealing his dreams each night is just a bit too close...Chelly is determined to pay back the man who helped her during one of the toughest points in her life. She will also save the straitlaced Marine from the disaster that is her by keeping her hands off his hot, hot body. But the more she tries to stay away, the more fate seems to shove them together"--Publisher
White-water rafting guide Liam Magee is a cowboy at heart--happy to return to his country roots at Thunder Mountain Ranch for his foster brother's wedding. And when Hope Caldwell shows up as a guest...well, the occasion just got more interesting. She's started looking at Liam like he's one ride she couldn't possibly resist, so why is she holding back? Hope can't keep her eyes (and her sexy thoughts) from the hotness that is Liam. She'll never let herself believe in love and happy endings--she learned that lesson the hard way--but maybe she can have a little fun while she's on vacation. After all, there's only so much trouble one cowboy can cause in a week...especially once the sun sets!"--Publisher
An immortal story of love, adventure, chivalry, treachery and death brought to new life for our times. The legend of King Arthur has retained its appeal and popularity through the ages: Mordred's treason, the knightly exploits of Tristan, Lancelot's fatally divided loyalties and his love for Guinevere, the quest for the Holy Grail. Now retold by Peter Ackroyd with his signature clarity, charm and truth to the spirit of the text, the result is not only one of the most readable accounts of the knights of the Round Table but also one of the most moving.
The British empire was on the verge of revolution and at the centre of events are the Stuart sisters: Mary the Queen, and Anne the Queen-to-be, continually haunted by the memory of their father, James II, whom they have wronged.
Edgar Allan Poe served as a soldier and began his literary career composing verses modelled on Byron. Soon he was trying out his 'prose-tales' - often horror melodramas. He wrote for and edited a number of literary magazines and was influential among critics and writers of the American South.
Two strangers arrive at Hundred Acre Field and the rumour is that a large housing estate is to be built there. While the protests and public enquiry take place, the villagers have other cause for shaking their heads when Miss Jackson falls in love and Joseph Coggs takes flight from Tyler's Row.
Tudors is the story of Henry VIII's relentless pursuit of both the perfect wife and the perfect heir, of how the brief royal reign of the teenage king, Edward VI, gave way to the violent reimposition of Catholicism and the stench of bonfires under "Bloody Mary."