Take large diagrams, straightforward instruction and helpful tips and quizzes—and what do you have? The winning formula for a quick and easy way to play chess today. Perfect for players new to the game, the author explains the basics of chess and each piece’s characteristics—how they move, their relative value and how they can be used to checkmate opponents. Players also learn the basic concepts of attacking and defending, and the mates and attacks that should be in every beginner’s arsenal. In just one reading, readers will learn the possibilities that they previously didn’t know existed to open up the exciting world of chess!
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.
Happily swimming in a fish bowl, swam a goldfish. However, this particular goldfish was no ordinary goldfish. This goldfish was an autistic savant goldfish. Yes, an autistic savant goldfish. Not only was this goldfish an autistic savant, it also believed it was a mutation. A mixture of human and halibut DNA, with a neurological condition known as Asperger syndrome. Badot was its name. Badot also had an alter ego called Avatrol. They were very unusual, and very strange indeed. Then, one day, something peculiar happened.
BarryNo one said he had to be nice to the woman who had singlehandedly destroyed his hopes of ever securing the dukedom from his much older and far too boring cousin, John Pettygrove, Duke of Snowley. But Barrington Chapple, Marquess of Ryde, has never accepted defeat, whether it is on the battlefield, at the card table or in the bedroom. Will he find a way to win the prize he seeks...and maybe the one he comes to crave?LottieThe gods must hate her! Charlotte had never set her cap at any man, like her three younger sisters had done, and what had it gotten her? An arranged marriage to a man more than twice her age, and a title she could live without. But as the oldest and still unmarried daughter of Nigel Hawthorne, she had little choice in the matter. Still, what could be worse than marrying an older man to whom one is not in the least attracted? How about falling in love with his cousin and heir?
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