Pleasing Mr Pepys

Pleasing Mr Pepys

This is exceptional story-telling' L. C. Tyler From acclaimed historical novelist Deborah Swift, Pleasing Mr Pepys is the story of diarist Samuel Pepys' London, vibrantly told through the eyes of his maid.

Author: Deborah Swift

Publisher: Accent Press Ltd

ISBN: 9781786154170

Category: Fiction

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Perfect for fans of Philippa Gregory, Alison Weir, Anne O'Brien and Elizabeth Chadwick, Deborah Swift brings a unique period in history to vivid, fascinating life in her acclaimed Pepys trilogy. 'Laced with emotional intensity and drama, Pleasing Mr Pepys...(has) an intricate plot that features red herrings, unexpected twists, and surprises that will take readers on a very delightful ride' Readers' Favorite 'Deb Willet, Elizabeth Pepys's maid and the object of Samuel Pepys's attentions, is finally given centre-stage after 350 years, and her tale was worth waiting for. This is exceptional story-telling' L. C. Tyler From acclaimed historical novelist Deborah Swift, Pleasing Mr Pepys is the story of diarist Samuel Pepys' London, vibrantly told through the eyes of his maid. Deb Willet is desperate to escape her domineering aunt and takes a position as companion to Elisabeth Pepys, Samuel's wife. Deb believes it will give her the respectability and freedom she craves - but it proves far more complicated than she could ever have imagined. London is still in ruins from the Great Fire. Although Charles II has been restored to the throne, there is the prospect of war with the Dutch - the world's great sea power of the era. In the midst of this tumult strides Samuel Pepys, diarist and man of note. Pepys' influence in Restoration London means that the Dutch are keen to get their hands on his secrets - even if that means murder, espionage and blackmail to get them. Deb is soon caught up in a web of deception and double-dealing. And with Mr Pepys' attentions turned towards her, there's a lot more than treason at stake... Selling other people's secrets is a dangerous game... Don't miss the Deborah Swift's other enthralling tales of Samuel Pepys - A Plague of Mr Pepys and Entertaining Mr Pepys - out now!
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A Plague on Mr Pepys

A Plague on Mr Pepys

A price that could cost more than Bess has to give. The second in Deborah Swift's atmospheric trilogy, bringing to life the women in Pepys' Diary. The books can be read in any order as each stands alone.

Author: Deborah Swift

Publisher: Accent Press Ltd

ISBN: 9781786154163

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Perfect for fans of Philippa Gregory, Alison Weir, Anne O'Brien and Elizabeth Chadwick, Deborah Swift brings a unique period in history to vivid, fascinating life in her acclaimed Pepys trilogy. 'An immersive and rich imagining of a mysterious woman from Pepys' life that will hold readers until the very end' Historical Novel Society 'A novel that transports readers with astonishing and engrossing detail' Readers' Favorite 5* 1665 and The Great Plague has London in its grip. As the summer heat rises, red crosses mark the doors, and wealthy citizens flee. Only the poor remain to face the march of death... Ambitious and attractive Bess Bagwell is determined her carpenter husband, Will, should make a name for himself. So she schemes to meet Samuel Pepys, diarist, friend of the King, and an important man in the Navy shipyards. But Pepys has his own motive for cultivating Bess, and it is certainly not to benefit her husband. With pestilence rife in the city, all trade ceases. Will is forced to invest in his unscrupulous cousin Jack's dubious 'cure' for the pestilence. But this only horrifies Bess and leaves them deeper in debt. Now they are desperate for money, and the dread disease is moving ever closer. Pepys's help seems to be the only answer. But as with all bargains, there's a price to pay. A price that could cost more than Bess has to give. The second in Deborah Swift's atmospheric trilogy, bringing to life the women in Pepys' Diary. The books can be read in any order as each stands alone. 'An intriguing and exceptionally beautifully written book' Carol McGrath, author of The Woman in The Shadows Praise for Pleasing Mr Pepys: 'Swift is a consummate historical novelist, basing her books on immaculate research and then filling the gaps between real events and real people with eloquent storytelling, atmospheric scene setting and imaginative plot lines' The Visitor 'Laced with emotional intensity and drama' Readers' Favorite 'Pepys and his world spring to vibrant life...Gripping, revealing and stunningly imagined, Pleasing Mr Pepys is guaranteed to please' Lancashire Evening Post
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Entertaining Mr Pepys

Entertaining Mr Pepys

Praise for the Women of Pepys' Diary series: 'An intriguing and ... Gripping, revealing and Stunningly imagined, Pleasing Mr Pepys is guaranteed to please' ...

Author: Deborah Swift

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781786154149

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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Perfect for fans of Philippa Gregory, Alison Weir, Anne O'Brien and Elizabeth Chadwick, Deborah Swift brings a unique period in history to vivid, fascinating life in her acclaimed Pepys trilogy. 'A remarkably beguiling read. It transported me to the glitter and filth of seventeenth century London' Martine Bailey, author of The Almanack 'The fusion of historical facts and fiction is so flawless that it is hard to know where reality ends and fiction begins' Readers' Favorite London, 1666. Elizabeth 'Bird' Carpenter has a wonderful singing voice, and music is her chief passion. When her father persuades her to marry horse-dealer Christopher Knepp, she suspects she is marrying beneath her station, but nothing prepares her for the reality of life with Knepp. Her father has betrayed her trust, for Knepp cares only for his horses; he is a tyrant and a bully, and will allow Bird no life of her own. When Knepp goes away, she grasps her chance and, encouraged by her maidservant Livvy, makes a secret visit to the theatre. Entranced by the music, the glitter and glamour of the surroundings, and the free and outspoken manner of the women on the stage, she falls in love with the theatre and is determined to forge a path of her own as an actress. But life in the theatre was never going to be straightforward - for a jealous rival wants to spoil her plans, and worse, Knepp forbids it, and Bird must use all her wit and intelligence to change his mind. Based on events depicted in the famous Diary of Samuel Pepys, Entertaining Mr Pepys brings London in the 17th Century to life. It includes the vibrant characters of the day such as the diarist himself and actress Nell Gwynne, and features a dazzling and gripping finale during the Great Fire Of London. The third in Deborah Swift's atmospheric trilogy, bringing to life the women in Pepys' Diary. Each novel features a different character and can be read as a standalone book. PRAISE FOR THE PEPYS TRILOGY: 'Swift is a consummate historical novelist, basing her books on immaculate research and then filling the gaps between real events and real people with eloquent storytelling, atmospheric scene setting and imaginative plot lines' The Visitor 'A novel that transports readers with astonishing and engrossing detail' Readers' Favorite 5* 'Pepys and his world spring to vibrant life... Gripping, revealing and stunningly imagined' Lancashire Evening Post
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The Gilded Lily

The Gilded Lily

Set in a brilliantly realised Restoration London, The Gilded Lily is a novel about beauty and desire, about the stories we tell ourselves, and about how beng a sister can be both a burden and a saving grace.

Author: Deborah Swift

Publisher: Quire

ISBN: 0993567746

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Beauty is skin deep. Blood runs deeper. Winter, 1661. In her short life Sadie Appleby has never left rural Westmorland. But one night she is rudely awoken by her older and bolder sister, Ella. She has robbed her employer and is on the run. Together the girls flee their home and head for London, hoping to lose themselves in the teeming city. But the dead man's relatives are in pursuit, and soon a game of cat and mouse ensues amongst the freezing warren that is London in winter. Ella is soon seduced by the glitter and glamour of city life and sets her sights on the flamboyant man-about-town, Jay Whitgift, owner of a beauty parlour for the wives of the London gentry. But nothing in the capital is what it seems, least of all Jay Whitgift. Soon a rift has formed between Ella and Sadie, and the sisters are threatened by a menace more sinister than even the law. Set in a brilliantly realised Restoration London, The Gilded Lily is a novel about beauty and desire, about the stories we tell ourselves, and about how beng a sister can be both a burden and a saving grace. "It's hard to say why you find a novel unputdownable, but I've just spent about 4 hours curled up with the second half, and there was no way I was not going to finish it today!" "The story line, like a meandering river, was full of unexpected twists and turns which enchanted me and made it very hard to put down." "Brilliant. a cracking good read couldn't put it down, exciting from beginning to end the author really brought the characters to life." "I enjoyed this one particularly as it has a different and engaging storyline. It was another book I couldn't put down...read in a day and enjoyed the characters and storline immensely."
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The Musical Times and Singing class Circular

The Musical Times and Singing class Circular

The incident seem to bear out the law laid down by Captain belongs to one of the diarist's pleasant trips to Taylor . ... Mrs. Pepys was naturally the first person his fill , Mr. Pepys goes to have a breath of fresh air to be practised ...

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The New Monthly Magazine and Humorist

The New Monthly Magazine and Humorist

Unchecked , therefore , in his mirth , and undisturbed in his pleasant conversation , Mr. Pepys gave himself up to the enjoyment of the hour ; and although ...

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New Monthly Magazine

New Monthly Magazine

“ The same person was the most affable , pleasant , and best - natured in the company . " Hence our observer deduces ... If only to variegate the style of evidence , glance we next at Mr. Pepys . Two curt specimens from his Diary may ...

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The Diary and Letters of Madame D Arblay

The Diary and Letters of Madame D Arblay

The day proved extremely pleasant. ... part of the evening by the Pepys and Lady Rothes, etc.; and then Mr. Batt seated himself by my elbow, and began.

Author: Frances Burney

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783734088742

Category: Fiction

Page: 468

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Reproduction of the original: The Diary and Letters of Madame D'Arblay by Frances Burney
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Song Hereafter

Song Hereafter

Deborah Swift, Pleasing Mr Pepys 'For those who have read the previous 'Troubadours' novels, 'Song Hereafter' is a fitting and satisfying conclusion.

Author: Jean Gill

Publisher: The 13th Sign

ISBN: 9791096459049

Category: Fiction

Page: 328

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Thrilling conclusion to an award-winning series. Global Ebooks Award for Best Historical Fiction. FINALIST in The Wishing Shelf and the Chaucer Awards. The Historical Novel Society Editor's Choice. Dragonetz and Estela: the troubadours. They thought they knew each other but they didn't even know themselves. Dragonetz has failed Eleanor of Aquitaine once. Now that she plans to be Queen of England he could make amends. Although prepared to risk his own life on an impossible quest, a knight should protect his lady, or so say the troubadour songs. His lady, however, plays to a different tune and she wants partnership, not protection. Estela and Dragonetz fight their enemies, both on the battlefield and in the courts of Christendom, from the sophistication of Zaragossa to the wilds of Wales. Can they win through to song hereafter, together? Or have they broken one rule too many? Mystery, intrigue, romance and adventure fill the pages of this magnificent conclusion to an epic series sure to delight fans of KenFollett, Elizabeth Chadwick, Bernard Cornwell and Kristin Hannah. Jean Gill captures the soul of the age and the characters who lived in it. ' Evocative and thoroughly riveting. A vividly-written, historical saga.' The Wishing Shelf 'Historical Fiction at its best.' Karen Charlton, the Detective Lavender Mysteries
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The Troubadours Quartet Boxset

The Troubadours Quartet Boxset

Deborah Swift, Pleasing Mr Pepys 'For those who have read the previous 'Troubadours' novels, 'Song Hereafter' is a fitting and satisfying conclusion.

Author: Jean Gill

Publisher: The 13th Sign

ISBN: 9781386554110

Category: Fiction

Page: 1443

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Like 'Game of Thrones' with real history. The complete set of four award-winning books: Historical Fiction series The Troubadours Quartet Set in the period following the Second Crusade, Jean Gill's spellbinding romantic thrillers evoke medieval France with breathtaking accuracy. She captures the soul of the age and the characters who lived in it. The characters leap off the page and include amazing women like Eleanor of Aquitaine and Ermengarda of Narbonne, who shaped history in battles and in bedchambers. Four Discovered Diamonds Awards; Historical Novel Society Editor's Choice Three out of three: Readers Favourite 5* Awards; Winner of the Global Ebooks Award for Best Historical Fiction Book 1 Song at Dawn: 1150 in Provence On the run from abuse, Estela wakes in a ditch with only her lute, her amazing voice, and a dagger hidden in her underskirt. Her talent finds a patron in Eleanor of Aquitaine and more than a music tutor in the Queen's finest troubadour and Commander of the Guard, Dragonetz los Pros. Meanwhile, their enemies gather, ready to light the political and religious powder-keg of medieval Narbonne. Book 2 Bladesong: 1151 in The Holy Land Estela, the troubadour, is following the destiny of her beautiful voice. Dragonetz, her passionate knight, has a dangerous mission to fulfil. Divided by the times they love in, they fight to be together. Imprisoned in Damascus, Dragonetz suffers the mind games inflicted by his anonymous enemies, as he is forced to remember the traumatic events of the crusade, two years earlier. Instead of remaining safely at home, Estela is desperate to rescue Dragonetz at all costs. She sets out for the Holy Land, never realising that the person she thinks will be her knight's saviour might actually be his doom. Can Estela get him out alive, despite Nur-ad-Din, the Muslim Atabeg; Mélisende, the Queen of Jerusalem; and an avenger from the past? Will she still want to, when she knows what they've done to him? Book 3 Plaint for Provence: 1152 in Les-Baux-de-Provence The Troubadours, Estela and her lover, Dragonetz, are embroiled in two rival claims for power as their feuding liege lords gather in Provence. If the peace fails, Dragonetz' sword will decide the winner and friends will die. Dragonetz weaves a precarious path through the rival factions at court where an uneasy truce prevails behind the chivalry of hunt and tournament. Meanwhile, Estela faces her own demons. Confronted with her childhood abusers, threatened and attacked, she confides in her friends. Tragically, one of those friends is Dragonetz' worst enemy and Estela has no idea of what he is capable. In this third volume of the Troubadours Quartet, Jean Gill, the 'master of historical intrigue', continues to weave the gripping adventures of Dragonetz and Estela seamlessly into real historical events. Medieval France comes alive in all its facets, from healing with leeches to training a goshawk. Book 4 Song Hereafter: 1153 in Hispania and the Isles of Albion Dragonetz has failed Eleanor of Aquitaine once. Now that she plans to be Queen of England he could make amends. Although prepared to risk his own life on an impossible quest, a knight should protect his lady, or so say the troubadour songs. His lady, however, plays to a different tune and she wants partnership, not protection. Estela and Dragonetz fight their enemies, both on the battlefield and in the courts of Christendom, from the sophistication of Zaragossa to the wilds of Wales. Can they win through to song hereafter, together? Or have they broken one rule too many?
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The New Monthly Magazine

The New Monthly Magazine

... and Mr. Pepys says , " For the queen , though she be not very charming , yet bath she a good modest and innocent look , which is pleasing .

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Plaint for Provence

Plaint for Provence

... on journey full of treachery, adventure and romance.' Deborah Swift, Pleasing Mr Pepys 'For those who have read the previous 'Troubadours' novels, 'Song.

Author: Jean Gill

Publisher: The 13th Sign

ISBN: 9781516341733

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Book 3 of the award-winning Historical Fiction series The Troubadours Quartet 1152: Les Baux de Provence.Medieval France comes to life in a historical page-turner full of intrigue, romance, and adventure! As feuding lords gather in Provence, the troubadours, Estela and her lover, Dragonetz, are plunged into a power struggle that could destroy the fragile peace. The visit of the Comte du Barcelone to Les Baux sparks bitter memories of the recent civil war and Lady Etiennette des Baux has no intention of ceding to her overlord. Nor does she plan to remain a widow and she sets her sights on Dragonetz, offering him Provence as an incentive. With good friends on both sides, Dragonetz weaves a precarious path through the rival factions at court. Behind the chivalry of hunt and tournament war threatens. Meanwhile, Estela faces her own demons. Confronted with her childhood abusers, threatened and attacked, she confides in her friends. Unfortunately, one of those friends is Dragonetz' worst enemy and Estela has no idea of what he is capable. In this third volume of the Troubadours Quartet, Jean Gill, the 'master of historical intrigue', continues to weave the gripping adventures of Dragonetz and Estela seamlessly into real historical events. 'Very accomplished historical fiction.' Historical Novel Society Editor's Choice Winner of the Global Ebooks Award for Best Historical Fiction Finalist in the Wishing Shelf Awards and the Chaucer Awards 5* 'By far the best historical fiction I have read this year!' - Rabia Tanveer, December 2015, for Readers' Favorite
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Queen of the Warrior Bees

Queen of the Warrior Bees

Deborah Swift, Pleasing Mr Pepys 'Gill's skill at moving from culture to culture, savoring the distinctive colors of each, is breath taking.

Author: Jean Gill

Publisher: The 13th Sign

ISBN: 9781386440642

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Epic eco-fantasy. Bk 1 in an award-winning trilogy. Royal Dragonfly Award Winner. 2020 Kindle Book Award Fantasy Finalist. One misfit girl and 50,000 bees against the might of the Citadel. Mielitta, a despised servant of dubious parentage, yearns to be an adult and fit into Citadel society but the all-powerful mages won’t even consider her for the Maturity Test. As they fight amongst themselves, Mielitta overhears their secrets and plans to escape.Bastien and Jannlou, the boys who terrorised her as a child, have grown into their status as Mages and she cannot escape them forever. In desperation, she flees to the forbidden Forest and its dangerous attractions. Her scent angers thousands of bees and, although she survives their attack, she has changed. As a bee-shifter, Mielitta sees the world differently. This bond works both ways and the bees need Mielitta’s help as the rift widens between Forest and Citadel. Can Mielitta find the fulfilment she craves or will the Mages crush every cell of her second nature? Block Nature out and she'll force a way in. 'Gill's work stands apart through its strikingly inventive concept, distinctive sense of place, and masterful use of imagery.' The Booklife Prize 'A brilliantly imagined fantasy with a strong environmental message.' Ashley Dyer
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FANNY BURNEY Premium Collection Complete Novels Essays Diary Letters Biography Illustrated Edition

FANNY BURNEY Premium Collection  Complete Novels  Essays  Diary  Letters   Biography  Illustrated Edition

Mr. Pepys, who came just at that instant from Twickenham, which he advanced eagerly to tell me, talked of Mr. Cambridge, and his admirable wit and spirits, ...

Author: Frances Burney

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 9788027241231

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Musaicum Books presents to you this meticulously edited collection of works by the great Frances Burney - her complete novels, as well as plays, journals, diaries and essays, complemented with biography. Burney's novels explore the lives of English aristocrats, and satirize their social pretensions and personal foibles, with an eye to larger questions such as the politics of female identity. She has gained critical respect in her own right, but she also foreshadowed such novelists of manners with a satirical bent as Jane Austen and Thackeray. Novels: Evelina Cecilia Camilla The Wanderer Plays: The Witlings Journals & Diaries: The Diary and Letters of Madame D'Arblay Other Works: Brief Reflections Relative to the French Emigrant Clergy Biography: Fanny Burney by Austin Dobson Frances Burney (1752-1840) was an English satirical novelist, diarist and playwright. She is best known for her novels Evelina, Cecilia, Camilla and The Wanderer.
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The Diary and Collected Letters of Madame D Arblay Frances Burney

The Diary and Collected Letters of Madame D Arblay  Frances Burney

Mr. Pepys, who came just at that instant from Twickenham, which he advanced eagerly to tell me, talked of Mr. Cambridge, and his admirable wit and spirits, ...

Author: Frances Burney

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 9788027241255

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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This eBook edition of "The Diary and Collected Letters of Madame D'Arblay, Frances Burney" has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Frances Burney was a famous English novelist, diarist and playwright. Burney's novels explore the lives of English aristocrats, and satirize their social pretensions and personal foibles, with an eye to larger questions such as the politics of female identity. She has gained critical respect in her own right, but she also foreshadowed such novelists of manners with a satirical bent as Jane Austen and Thackeray. Novels: Evelina Cecilia Camilla The Wanderer Plays: The Witlings Journals & Diaries: The Diary and Letters of Madame D'Arblay Other Works: Brief Reflections Relative to the French Emigrant Clergy Biography: Fanny Burney by Austin Dobson
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The Diary and Letters of Madame D Arblay Frances Burney 1787 1792

The Diary and Letters of Madame D Arblay  Frances Burney   1787 1792

“ restoration to society , " as she termed it , and who was very lively and pleasant . ... Mr. Pepys , who came just at that instant from Twickenham , which he advanced eagerly to tell me , talked of Mr. Cambridge , and his admirable ...

Author: Fanny Burney

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ISBN: PSU:000019143521

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Debates of the House of Commons from 1667 to 1694

Debates of the House of Commons  from 1667 to 1694

Mr Pepys , in his place . ) At least hopes there is room for this ... If the Gentleman desires to say any thing , let him say what he pleases . Mr Pepys .

Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons

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ISBN: OSU:32435030192520

Category: Great Britain

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Debates of the House of Commons

Debates of the House of Commons

Mr Pepys , in his place . ] At least hopes there is room for this ... If the Gentleman desires to say any thing , let him say what he pleases . Mr Pepys .

Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons

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ISBN: UOM:39015005767218

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