Lords And Ladies

Even in a world of dwarves, wizards, trolls, Morris dancers – and the odd orang-utan – this is going to cause trouble . . . ____________________ The Discworld novels can be read in any order but Lords and Ladies is the fourth book in ...

Author: Terry Pratchett

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407034871

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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‘His spectacular inventiveness makes the Discworld series one of the perennial joys of modern fiction’ Mail on Sunday The Discworld is very much like our own – if our own were to consist of a flat planet balanced on the back of four elephants which stand on the back of a giant turtle, that is . . . The fairies are back – but this time they don’t just want your teeth ... It's Midsummer Night – no time for dreaming. Because sometimes, when there's more than one reality at play, too much dreaming can make the walls between them come tumbling down. Unfortunately there's usually a damned good reason for there being walls between them in the first place – to keep things out. Things who want to make mischief and play havoc with the natural order. Granny Weatherwax and her tiny coven of witches are up against real elves. And they’re spectacularly nasty creatures. Even in a world of dwarves, wizards, trolls, Morris dancers – and the odd orang-utan – this is going to cause trouble . . . ____________________ The Discworld novels can be read in any order but Lords and Ladies is the fourth book in the Witches series.

Knights Lords and Ladies

In Search of Aristocrats in the Paris Region, 1180-1220 John W. Baldwin. Knights
, Lords, and Ladies THE MIDDLE AGES SERIES Ruth Mazo Karras, Series Editor
Edward Knights, Lords, and Ladies.

Author: John W. Baldwin

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812296281

Category: History

Page: 432

View: 525

At the beginning of the twelfth century, the region around Paris had a reputation for being the land of unruly aristocrats. Entrenched within their castles, the nobles were viewed as quarrelling among themselves, terrorizing the countryside, harassing churchmen and peasants, pillaging, and committing unspeakable atrocities. By the end of the century, during the reign of Philip Augustus, the situation was dramatically different. The king had created the principal governmental organs of the Capetian monarchy and replaced the feudal magnates at the royal court with loyal men of lesser rank. The major castles had been subdued and peace reigned throughout the countryside. The aristocratic families remain the same, but no longer brigands, they had now been recruited for royal service. In his final book, the distinguished historian John Baldwin turned to church charters, royal inventories of fiefs and vassals, aristocratic seals and documents, vernacular texts, and archaeological evidence to create a detailed picture of the transformation of aristocratic life in the areas around Paris during the four decades of Philip Augustus's reign. Working outward from the reconstructed biographies of seventy-five individuals from thirty-three noble families, Baldwin offers a rich description of their domestic lives, their horses and war gear, their tourneys and crusades, their romantic fantasies, and their penances and apprehensions about final judgment. Knights, Lords, and Ladies argues that the aristocrats who inhabited the region of Paris over the turn of the twelfth century were important not only because they contributed to Philip Augustus's increase of royal power and to the wealth of churches and monasteries, but also for their own establishment as an elite and powerful social class.

Waken Lords and Ladies Gay

In a recent letter concerning “ Waken Lords ... These values are found , for
example , in the boy narrator in " Waken , Lords and Ladies Gay " ; the boy
Gerald in " The Boat " ' ; and the boy in " That Day in the Bush " . But these
qualities are not ...

Author: Desmond Pacey

Publisher: University of Ottawa Press

ISBN: 0776608924

Category: Fiction

Page: 117

View: 389

From the Canadian Short Story Library, twelve stories from Desmond Pacey, a major figure in Canadian Literature and criticism. The twelve stories are typical of Pacey's story-telling technique and what emerges from them is a distinctive, even powerful optimism, charity, tolerance and deep understanding of human nature. The sombre side of life is honestly portrayed and juxtaposed against the importance of love as a unifying force. These stories, presented in a simple straightforward manner, reveal man as he is: fragile, vulnerable, capable of crude, selfish and irrational behaviour, subject to defeat and despair; but also, heroic, enlightened, capable of strength, wisdom, hope and joy.

Bestselling Lords and Ladies Feather London Duran

It was likewise tradition that when the sun began to slide behind the towering
elms, the village residents wobbled home in their carts and their wagons, and the
lords and ladies retreated inside the earl's colossal Georgian home to settle in for
a ...

Author: Jane Feather

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451652127

Category: Fiction

Page: 900

View: 647

This ebook boxed set of historical romance bestsellers set in Regency England features novels by Jane Feather, Julia London, and Meredith Duran.

Lords and Ladies

Presents three Regency romance novels, including "A Very Dutiful Daughter," about a woman who turns down a marriage proposal, and "The Counterfeit Husband," in which a countess pretends that she is married to avoid matchmaking efforts.

Author: Elizabeth Mansfield

Publisher: New Amer Library

ISBN: 9780451413468

Category: Fiction

Page: 536

View: 561

Presents three Regency romance novels, including "A Very Dutiful Daughter," about a woman who turns down a marriage proposal, and "The Counterfeit Husband," in which a countess pretends that she is married to avoid matchmaking efforts.

Lords and Ladies

When an infestation of Faerie Trash invades the Kingdom of Lancre, upsetting the royal wedding plans of King Verence and his favorite witch, Magrat Garlick, it's up to the witches, led by Granny Weatherwax, to deal with the vicious little ...

Author: Terry Pratchett

Publisher: Orion

ISBN: 9780575052239

Category: Discworld (Imaginary place)

Page: 275

View: 940

Granny Weatherwax and her tiny argumentative coven have really got their work cut out this time, as crop circles are turning up everywhere. Other titles in series I/S.

Knights Lords and Ladies

Knights, Lords, and Ladies argues that the aristocrats who inhabited the region of Paris over the turn of the twelfth century were important not only because they contributed to Philip Augustus's increase of royal power and to the wealth of ...

Author: John W. Baldwin

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812251288

Category: History

Page: 432

View: 603

At the beginning of the twelfth century, the region around Paris had a reputation for being the land of unruly aristocrats. Entrenched within their castles, the nobles were viewed as quarrelling among themselves, terrorizing the countryside, harassing churchmen and peasants, pillaging, and committing unspeakable atrocities. By the end of the century, during the reign of Philip Augustus, the situation was dramatically different. The king had created the principal governmental organs of the Capetian monarchy and replaced the feudal magnates at the royal court with loyal men of lesser rank. The major castles had been subdued and peace reigned throughout the countryside. The aristocratic families remain the same, but no longer brigands, they had now been recruited for royal service. In his final book, the distinguished historian John Baldwin turned to church charters, royal inventories of fiefs and vassals, aristocratic seals and documents, vernacular texts, and archaeological evidence to create a detailed picture of the transformation of aristocratic life in the areas around Paris during the four decades of Philip Augustus's reign. Working outward from the reconstructed biographies of seventy-five individuals from thirty-three noble families, Baldwin offers a rich description of their domestic lives, their horses and war gear, their tourneys and crusades, their romantic fantasies, and their penances and apprehensions about final judgment. Knights, Lords, and Ladies argues that the aristocrats who inhabited the region of Paris over the turn of the twelfth century were important not only because they contributed to Philip Augustus's increase of royal power and to the wealth of churches and monasteries, but also for their own establishment as an elite and powerful social class.


Lords and Ladies of the Italian Lakes

These figures have a speciality all their own ; they are not merely ideal
reproductions of humanity , but are portrait studies of “ Lords and Ladies ” of
Locarno and the neighbourhood , and are quite startling in their realism . The “
Lords and ...

Author: Edgcumbe Staley

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Lakes

Page: 360

View: 449


A Select Collection of Old English Plays Woodes Nathaniel The conflict of conscience 1874 The Rare triumps of love and fortune Love and fortune 1874 Three ladies of London The three ladies of London 1874 Three lords and three ladies of London The three lords and three ladies of London 1874 A knack to know a knave A knack to know a knave 1874

But, ladies, I have drawn you from my den To open air, to mitigate some moan.
Conscience, sit down upon that sweating stone, And let that flint, Love, serve thee
for a seat; And, Lady Lucre, on that stone rest you. And, ladies, thus I leave you ...

Author: Robert Dodsley

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: English drama

Page:

View: 520




Lords and Commons

LORDS AND COMMONS . ( Duchess ) and the Duke of Teck , with Lady Caroline
Cust in attendance , arrived shortly after half past eleven . The bride , General
Lord and Lady Airey have left for Herefordshire . who came with her mother ...

Author:

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Category: Great Britain

Page:

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A New Library of Poetry and Song

WAKEN, LORDS AND LADIES GAY. Waken, lords and ladies gay, On the
mountain dawns the day ; All the jolly chase is here, With hawk and horse and
hunting-spear ! Hounds are in their couples yelling, Hawks are whistling, horns
are ...

Author: William Cullen Bryant

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: American poetry

Page:

View: 620


The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott

WAKEN , lords and ladies gay , On the mcuntain dawns the day , All the jolly
chase is here . With hawk , and horse , and hunting - spear ! Hounds are in their
couples yelling , Hawks are whistling , hors are knelling , Merrily , merrily , mingle
 ...

Author: Walter Scott

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: English poetry

Page: 659

View: 551


Lords and Ladies and Their Duties Children s Medieval History Books

Royalty also had different responsibilities. Have you ever wondered how it would be like to live in the medieval ages? Stop wondering and open this book instead!

Author: Baby Professor

Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC

ISBN: 154190785X

Category: History

Page: 40

View: 180

In the medieval ages, there were specific societal structures and classes that pretty much dictate how lives were lived. For instance, lords and ladies performed different duties compared to the serfs and slaves. Royalty also had different responsibilities. Have you ever wondered how it would be like to live in the medieval ages? Stop wondering and open this book instead!