Twelve years after fleeing their burning chateau, Julien Harcourt, Duc de Valere, searches for his lost twin brothers. His frequent travels between England and France at a time when the exiled Napoleon is reported to be marshalling his troops raises the suspicions of English authorities who set secret operative Sarah Smith on his trail. A risky game of cat and mouse leads the two from the ballrooms of London to the prisons of Paris and into a fragile love that neither dares to hope for.
The cultural milieu in the 'Age of Goethe' of eighteenth-century Germany is given fresh context in this art historical study of the noted writer's patroness: Anna Amalia, Duchess of Weimar-Sachsen-Eisenach. An important noblewoman and patron of the arts, Anna Amalia transformed her court into one of the most intellectually and culturally brilliant in Europe; this book reveals the full scope of her impact on the history of art of this time and place. More than just biography or a patronage study, this book closely examines the art produced by German-speaking artists and the figure of Anna Amalia herself. Her portraits demonstrate the importance of social networks that enabled her to construct scholarly, intellectual identities not only for herself, but for the region she represented. By investigating ways in which the duchess navigated within male dominated institutions as a means of advancing her own self-cultivation - or Bildung - this book demonstrates the role accorded to women in the public sphere, cultural politics, and historical memory. Cumulatively, Christina Lindeman traces how Anna Amalia, a woman from a small German principality, was represented as an active participant in enlightened discourses. The author presents a novel and original argument concerned with how a powerful woman used art to shape her identity, how that identity changed over time, and how people around her shaped it - an approach that elucidates the power of portraiture in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Europe.
Princely Chess is a chess variant, that introduces a new piece to the game called: Prince. Inheriting a mix of the moves from his parents, the Prince can dismantle classic strategies creating a whole new dimension to the mythical board game. Created at the beginning of the millennium, its author Ben Tolosa publishes this manual to the world in 2013 for you to discover a new, fun, creative and remarkable way to enjoy the most legendary game
(Play Today Instructional Series). This terrific flute method featuring a "teacher on CD" includes: a review of instrument assembly and care * even more great music * more new notes, keys and rhythms * a fingering chart * and a glossary of musical terms.
"Almost a duchess..."SEATTLE'S SECOND HOTTEST BILLIONAIRE JUST MIGHT GET AWAYAmerican billionaire and reluctant new duke Riggins Feldhem's life is suddenly upended by not one contender, but two, for the role as his duchess. One has all the duchess-like credentials. But the other is gaining control of his heart. If he can't wriggle his way out of matrimony, which is the least dangerous choice?It's a British invasion. When Riggins' British fan club and a beautiful daughter of an earl arrive in Seattle, Haley Hamilton feels her shot at becoming Riggins' wife and duchess slipping away. But she isn't going to take this invasion lying down. She's going to fight...for his heart.The second episode of the page-turning romantic comedy serial readers have been waiting for!Continue in the exciting and romantic world of the Jet City Billionaires...The Billionaire Duke Serial NovelsNOTE: These novels must be read in the order listed below.1-"The Billionaire Duke"--40,000 words/180 pages2-"The Duchess Contest"--37,000 words/166 pages3-"The Temporary Duchess"4-TBA>>>Romantic Comedy>>>New Adult Contemporary Romance>>>Contemporary Romance>>>Women's Fiction Humorous>>>Billionaire RomanceThe Jet City Billionaires world presents romantic stories full of humor, laughs, secrets, mysteries, and poignancy. The Billionaire Duke serial follows the story of Riggins and Haley in a modern twist on the classic marriage of convenience story.Scroll up and grab a copy today.
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