The Thirteenth Tale

The Thirteenth Tale PDF
Author: Diane Setterfield
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743298039
Size: 54.18 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Fiction
Languages : un
Pages : 406
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Book Description: When her health begins failing, the mysterious author Vida Winter decides to let Margaret Lea, a biographer, write the truth about her life, but Margaret needs to verify the facts since Vida has a history of telling outlandish tales.

The Thirteenth Tale

The Thirteenth Tale PDF
Author: Diane Setterfield
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416547002
Size: 33.17 MB
Format: PDF
Category : English fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 499
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The Thirteenth Tale

The Thirteenth Tale PDF
Author: Diane Setterfield
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416540533
Size: 41.21 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 416
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Book Description: Instant #1 New York Times bestseller “Readers will feel the magnetic pull of this paean to words, books and the magical power of story.”—People “Eerie and fascinating.”—USA TODAY Sometimes, when you open the door to the past, what you confront is your destiny. Reclusive author Vida Winter, famous for her collection of twelve enchanting stories, has spent the past six decades penning a series of alternate lives for herself. Now old and ailing, she is ready to reveal the truth about her extraordinary existence and the violent and tragic past she has kept secret for so long. Calling on Margaret Lea, a young biographer troubled by her own painful history, Vida disinters the life she meant to bury for good. Margaret is mesmerized by the author's tale of gothic strangeness—featuring the beautiful and willful Isabelle, the feral twins Adeline and Emmeline, a ghost, a governess, a topiary garden and a devastating fire. Together, Margaret and Vida confront the ghosts that have haunted them while becoming, finally, transformed by the truth themselves.

Bellman Black

Bellman   Black PDF
Author: Diane Setterfield
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476711992
Size: 47.79 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 336
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Book Description: Killing a bird with his slingshot as a boy, William Bellman grows up a wealthy family man unaware of how his act of childhood cruelty will have terrible consequences until a wrenching tragedy compels him to enter into a macabre bargain with a stranger in black. Reprint.

Once Upon A River

Once Upon a River PDF
Author: Diane Setterfield
Publisher: Atria/Emily Bestler Books
ISBN: 074329808X
Size: 80.17 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 496
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Book Description: From the instant #1 New York Times bestselling author of the “eerie and fascinating” (USA TODAY) The Thirteenth Tale comes a “swift and entrancing, profound and beautiful” (Madeline Miller, internationally bestselling author of Circe) novel about how we explain the world to ourselves, ourselves to others, and the meaning of our lives in a universe that remains impenetrably mysterious. On a dark midwinter’s night in an ancient inn on the river Thames, an extraordinary event takes place. The regulars are telling stories to while away the dark hours, when the door bursts open on a grievously wounded stranger. In his arms is the lifeless body of a small child. Hours later, the girl stirs, takes a breath and returns to life. Is it a miracle? Is it magic? Or can science provide an explanation? These questions have many answers, some of them quite dark indeed. Those who dwell on the river bank apply all their ingenuity to solving the puzzle of the girl who died and lived again, yet as the days pass the mystery only deepens. The child herself is mute and unable to answer the essential questions: Who is she? Where did she come from? And to whom does she belong? But answers proliferate nonetheless. Three families are keen to claim her. A wealthy young mother knows the girl is her kidnapped daughter, missing for two years. A farming family reeling from the discovery of their son’s secret liaison stand ready to welcome their granddaughter. The parson’s housekeeper, humble and isolated, sees in the child the image of her younger sister. But the return of a lost child is not without complications and no matter how heartbreaking the past losses, no matter how precious the child herself, this girl cannot be everyone’s. Each family has mysteries of its own, and many secrets must be revealed before the girl’s identity can be known. Once Upon a River is a glorious tapestry of a book that combines folklore and science, magic and myth. Suspenseful, romantic, and richly atmospheric, this is “a beguiling tale, full of twists and turns like the river at its heart, and just as rich and intriguing” (M.L. Stedman, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Light Between Oceans).

Never After The Thirteenth Fairy

Never After  The Thirteenth Fairy PDF
Author: Melissa de la Cruz
Publisher: Square Fish
ISBN: 9781250808301
Size: 29.71 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 336
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Book Description: Real life and fairy tales collide in Never After: The Thirteenth Fairy, book one in the new middle-grade Never After series from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Descendants series, Melissa de la Cruz. Nothing ever happens in Filomena Jefferson-Cho’s sleepy little suburban town of North Pasadena. The sun shines every day, the grass is always a perfect green, and while her progressive school swears there’s no such thing as bullying, she still feels bummed out. But one day, when Filomena is walking home on her own, something strange happens. Filomena is being followed by Jack Stalker, one of the heroes in the Thirteenth Fairy, a series of books she loves about a brave girl and her ragtag group of friends who save their world from an evil enchantress. She must be dreaming, or still reading a book. But Jack is insistent—he’s real, the stories are real, and Filomena must come with him at once! Soon, Filomena is thrust into the world of evil fairies and beautiful princesses, sorcerers and slayers, where an evil queen drives her ruthless armies to destroy what is left of the Fairy tribes. To save herself and the kingdom of Westphalia, Filomena must find the truth behind the fairytales and set the world back to rights before the cycle of sleep and destruction begins once more.

The Princess And The Pea

The Princess and the Pea PDF
Author: Diane Setterfield
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476773009
Size: 41.79 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 16
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Book Description: From the New York Times bestselling author of The Thirteenth Tale and Bellman & Black comes an imaginative retelling of the classic children’s tale—with a slight twist.

The Strawberry Thief

The Strawberry Thief PDF
Author: Joanne Harris
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781444844535
Size: 57.69 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Confectioners
Languages : en
Pages : 432
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Book Description: Vianne Rocher has settled down. Lansquenet-sous-Tannes, the place that once rejected her, has finally become her home. With Rosette, her 'special' child, she runs her chocolate shop in the square, talks to her friends on the river, is part of the community. Even Reynaud, the priest, has become a friend. But when old Narcisse the florist dies, leaving a parcel of land to Rosette and a written confession to Reynaud, the life of the sleepy village is once more thrown into disarray. The arrival of Narcisse's relatives, the departure of an old friend and the opening of a mysterious new shop in the place of the florist's across the square all seem to herald some kind of change: a confrontation, a turbulence - even, perhaps, a murder...

Curse Of The Thirteenth Fey

Curse of the Thirteenth Fey PDF
Author: Jane Yolen
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781484415726
Size: 34.37 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Elves
Languages : en
Pages : 290
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Book Description: Gorse is the thirteenth and youngest in a family of fairies tied to the evil king's land and made to do his bidding. When accident-prone Gorse falls ill just as the family is bid to bless the new princess, a fairytale starts to unfold. Sick as she is, Gorse races to the castle with the last piece of magic the family has left;a piece of the Thread of Life.

The Thirteenth Home Of Noah Bradley

The Thirteenth Home of Noah Bradley PDF
Author: Amber Lee Dodd
Publisher: Scholastic UK
ISBN: 0702301329
Size: 28.30 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 320
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Book Description: "Amber Lee Dodd writes with tenderness and thunder, and her storytelling is a bolt of brilliance." Kiran Millwood Hargrave The Bradley family are constantly escaping from a centuries old curse which means that every home they ever live in is destroyed by a typhoon or flash flood that affects no other houses on the street, or they are chased out of town by a flock of persistent birds. They have just moved to their thirteenth house and Noah wants this one to work out - he's got some good friends at school and desperately wants himself and his deaf brother Billy to put down roots. But the curse returns - so he must find a way to break it.