For years, Liz Barwick has been battered by her brutal husband, a famous pro football player This time it takes an emergency room to keep her from death Now, the beautiful and talented photographer retreats to an island paradise off Georgia s coast to find solitude and herself As she becomes in


Robert Merivel, son of a glove maker and an aspiring physician, finds his fortunes transformed when he is given a position at the court of King Charles II Merivel slips easily into a life of luxury and idleness, enthusiastically enjoying the women and wine of the vibrant Restoration age But when h

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A royal marriage, based on romantic passion and ferocious, unbridgeable religious differences, ends in tragedy a history worthy of Shakespeare It was, from the start, a dangerous experiment Charles I of England was a Protestant, the fifteen year old French princess a Catholic The marriage was a

The Poison Bed

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Imagine you could see the smiles of the people mentioned in Samuel Pepys s diary, hear the shouts of market traders, and touch their wares How would you find your way around Where would you stay What would you wear Where might you be suspected of witchcraft Where would you be welcome This is a