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The Gentry: Stories of the English
Author: Adam Nicolson
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007335512
Pages: 320
Year: 2011-10-27
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Adam Nicolson tells the story of England through the history of fourteen gentry families – from the 15th century to the present day. This sparkling work of history reads like a real-life Downton Abbey, as the loves, hatreds and many times of grief of his chosen cast illuminate the grand events of history.
Home of the Gentry
Author: Ivan Turgenev, Richard Freeborn
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141935839
Pages: 208
Year: 2007-12-06
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On one level the novel is about the homecoming of Lavretsky, who, broken and disillusioned by a failed marriage, returns to his estate and finds love again - only to lose it. The sense of loss and of unfulfilled promise, beautifully captured by Turgenev, reflects his underlying theme that humanity is not destined to experience happiness except as something ephemeral and inevitably doomed. On another level Turgenev is presenting the homecoming of a whole generation of young Russians who have fallen under the spell of European ideas that have uprooted them from Russia, their 'home', but have proved ultimately superfluous. In tragic bewilderment, they attempt to find reconciliation with their land.
Gentry
Author: Adam Nicolson
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 0007335504
Pages: 460
Year: 2012
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We may well be 'a nation of shopkeepers', but for generations England was a country dominated by its middling families, rooted on their land, in their locality, with a healthy interest in turning a profit from their property and a deep distrust of the centralised state. The virtues we may all believe to be part of the English culture - honesty , affability, courtesy, liberality - each of these has their source in gentry life cultivated over five hundred years. These folk were the backbone of England. Adam Nicolson's riveting new book concentrates on fourteen families with a time-span from 1400 to the present day. From the medieval gung-ho of the Plumpton family to the high-seas adventures of the Lascelles in the 18th-century, to more modern examples, the book provides a chronological picture of the English, seen through these intimate, passionate, powerful stories of family saga. The families have been selected from all over the country and range from the famous to the unknown. Some families are divided by politics , such as the one who took different sides in the Reformation; others destroy their inheritance through reckless gambling or investments . All of them are vivid depictions of the life and code of the gentry, and have left deep archives of family papers which the author has been able to use, often for the very first time. THE GENTRY is first and foremost a wonderful sweep of English history. It presents a convincing argument on what has created the distinctive English character but with the sheer readability of an epic novel.
Housebound
Author: Elizabeth Gentry
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 0982315686
Pages: 234
Year: 2013-11-15
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Elizabeth Gentry’s debut, Housebound, is a novel like no other: a disquieting and interior fairy-tale adventure through one family’s secrets and lies. Maggie, the eldest daughter, is preparing to leave the house in which she’s lived, worked, and been educated her whole life: a life led seemingly without contact with the outside world, save in the form of weekly trips to the library for the stories that are the only escape for Maggie and her eight brothers and sisters. Maggie’s seeming estrangement from the most familiar details of her life give the novel an almost Kafkaesque feel, as if Kafka had been born an Appalachian woman.
Look Out, Gentry!
Author: Elizabeth Moerschel
Publisher: Orange Hat Publishing
ISBN: 1948365243
Pages: 28
Year: 2018-04-05
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Look Out, Gentry! is based upon a true story in Linton, North Dakota. Gentry the bull gets out of his pen and runs through fields and flowers until he ends up somewhere completely unexpected...
Good as Gone
Author: Amy Gentry
Publisher: Mira
ISBN: 0008203172
Pages: 273
Year: 2017-04
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Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders
Author: Vincent Bugliosi, Curt Gentry
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393322238
Pages: 687
Year: 2001-12-17
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The inside story behind the Manson killings explains how Charles Manson was able to make his "family" murder for him, chronicles the investigation, and describes in detail the court trial that brought him and his accomplices to justice. Winner of the Edgar Allan Poe Award. Reprint.
The Gift of Light
Author: Jen Gentry
Publisher: Omega Publications
ISBN: 0985035099
Pages: 240
Year: 2012-11
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Emily and her Aunt Gemma are two very special women. They see into the spiritual realm and commune with angels. With this exciting tale, reminiscent of the great Frank Peretti's This Present Darkness, debut author Gentry portrays in realistic terms the angelic and demonic creatures who inhabit our world, and why. A centuries-old battle, waged in the heavenly realm between the forces of good and evil, is fast reaching a flashpoint in Hook Pond. Demon Prince Azelius has a centuries-old stronghold over the family of Senator Brad Steel, whose goal is to become President of the United States, a goal Azelius wants him to achieve. Azelius wants the senator's son as well, but someone is praying and interfering with his plans. That someone must be silenced, permanently. When young Bradley Steel finds the Lord, he goes through a profoundly life-changing experience. He is overwhelmed with the need to ask forgiveness for an adolescent transgression that has haunted his life. Marta forgives him and promises forgetfulness as well. They become friends and eventually fall in love and marry. Bradley goes to Afghanistan as chaplain and is critically wounded in an explosion, but a pregnant Marta is told of his death. With the presidential election drawing near, Senator Steel makes his bid, and threatened with exposure of past misdeeds including adultery and kidnapping ending with murder, he utilizes his demonic connections to summon the Ba'al and a shaman priest. A spine tingling ending that will have you cheering.
EDGE
Author: Cora Brent
Publisher: EverAfter Romance
ISBN: 1682308561
Pages: 212
Year: 2017-01-25
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Fans of Jay Crownover's Saints of Denver series will love this story about a girl who falls for her best friend's husband after she dies and the guy that learns to love again.
CROSS
Author: Cora Brent
Publisher: EverAfter Romance
ISBN: 1682308545
Pages: 126
Year: 2017-01-25
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Fans of Molly McAdams' TAKING CHANCES will love this story of a girl caught between two brothers.
The Gray Man
Author: Mark Greaney
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101140445
Pages: 464
Year: 2009-09-29
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THE FIRST GRAY MAN NOVEL FROM #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR MARK GREANEY “Hard, fast, and unflinching—exactly what a thriller should be.”—Lee Child To those who lurk in the shadows, he’s known as the Gray Man. He is a legend in the covert realm, moving silently from job to job, accomplishing the impossible and then fading away. And he always hits his target. Always. But there are forces more lethal than Gentry in the world. Forces like money. And power. And there are men who hold these as the only currency worth fighting for. And in their eyes, Gentry has just outlived his usefulness. But Court Gentry is going to prove that, for him, there’s no gray area between killing for a living and killing to stay alive…
The Landed Gentry
Author: Sophy Burnham
Publisher: Backinprint.Com
ISBN: 0595129382
Pages: 316
Year: 2000-09-01
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The Landed Gentry is a collection of insider tales of inherited wealth and of the silver chains that bind those born into the American aristocracy. "[Burnham] is an excellent gossip...her tales of school are not mean or nasty, so much as revealing of her subjects." —Palm Beach Life
A Coin for Charon
Author: Dallas Mullican
Publisher: Winlock Press
ISBN: 1682610276
Pages: 273
Year: 2015-09-16
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Gabriel isn’t murdering anyone―he’s saving them. The media has dubbed him the Seraphim Killer. He believes the gods have charged him to release the chosen, those for whom life has become an unbearable torment. Gabriel feels their suffering—his hands burn, his skull thunders, his stomach clenches. Once they are free, he places coins on their eyes to pay Charon for passage into paradise. Detective Marlowe Gentry has spent the past two years on the edge. The last serial killer he hunted murdered his wife before his eyes and left his young daughter a mute shell. Whenever she looks at him, her dead eyes push him farther into a downward spiral of pain and regret. He sees the Seraphim as an opportunity for revenge, a chance to forgive himself―or die trying. Gabriel performs the gods’ work with increasing confidence, freeing the chosen from their misery. One day, the gods withdraw the blessing―a victim he was certain yearned for release still holds the spark of life. Stunned, he retreats into the night, questioning why the gods have abandoned a loyal servant. Without his calling, Gabriel is insignificant to the world around him. He will do anything to keep that from happening.
HOLD
Author: Cora Brent
Publisher: EverAfter Romance
ISBN: 1682308537
Pages: 196
Year: 2017-01-25
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The Gentry Boy gang is back and this time they must face the demons of their troubled upbringing.
The Guardians
Author: John Christopher
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481418343
Pages: 288
Year: 2014-11-04
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In the divided England of the distant future, a recently-orphaned boy flees the sprawling area known as the Conurb for the serene world of the County where the people seem to live a simpler existence.