From the author described by the london Times as "the most remarkable historian of our time” comes a stunning, high-concept time-travel adventure that is perfect for fans of S. It is not just that technology is changing: things they have taken for granted all their lives prove to be short-lived. John and william choose the future and find themselves in 1447, ignorant of almost everything going on around them.
December 1348. But their time is running out―can they do something to redeem themselves before the six days are up? J. What if you had just six days to save your soul? With the country in the grip of the Black Death, brothers John and William fear that they will shortly die and suffer in the afterlife. But as the end draws near, they are given an unexpected choice: either to go home and spend their last six days in their familiar world, or to search for salvation across the forthcoming centuries – living each one of their remaining days ninety-nine years after the last.
The year 1546 brings no more comfort, and 1645 challenges them in further unexpected ways. As they find themselves in stranger and stranger times, enlightenment, progress, the reader travels with them, seeing the world through their eyes as it shifts through disease, and war. Parris and Kate Mosse.
The Time Traveler's Guide to Medieval England: A Handbook for Visitors to the Fourteenth Century
What do you see? how do you dress? how do you earn a living and how much are you paid? What sort of food will you be offered by a peasant or a monk or a lord? And more important, where will you stay? The Time Traveler’s Guide to Medieval England is not your typical look at a historical period. A time machine has just transported you back into the fourteenth century.
Through the use of daily chronicles, and poems of the day, household accounts, letters, Mortimer transports you back in time, providing answers to questions typically ignored by traditional historians. Touchstone Books. The result is the most astonishing social history book you’re ever likely to read: revolutionary in its concept, informative and entertaining in its detail, and startling for its portrayal of humanity in an age of violence, exuberance, and fear.
You will learn how to greet people on the street, what to use as toilet paper, why a physician might want to taste your blood, and how to know whether you are coming down with leprosy. This radical new approach shows us that the past is not just something to be studied; it is also something to be lived.
This is your guidebook. Now in paperback, a literary time machine that takes readers into the sights, smells, and tastes of the fourteenth century—a book that is revolutionary in its concept and startling in its portrayal of humanity. The past is a foreign country.
The Time Traveler's Guide to Restoration Britain: A Handbook for Visitors to the Seventeenth Century: 1660-1699
16 pages of color illustrations Touchstone Books. How would you find your way around? where would you stay? what would you wear? Where might you be suspected of witchcraft? Where would you be welcome? This is an up-close-and-personal look at Britain between the Restoration of King Charles II in 1660 and the end of the century.
Why are half the people you meet under the age of twenty-one? What is considered rude? And why is dueling so popular? Mortimer delves into the nuances of daily life to paint a vibrant and detailed picture of society at the dawn of the modern world as only he can. There are great fires in London and Edinburgh; the plague disappears; a global trading empire develops.
Religion still has a severe grip on society and yet some―including the king―flout every moral convention they can find. The last witch is sentenced to death just two years before Isaac Newton’s Principia Mathematica, the bedrock of modern science, is published. The past is another country – this is your guidebook, from nationally bestselling author of The Time Traveler's Guide to Medieval England.
Imagine you could see the smiles of the people mentioned in Samuel Pepys’s diary, hear the shouts of market traders, and touch their wares. Over these four dynamic decades, the last vestiges of medievalism are swept away and replaced by a tremendous cultural flowering. Pegasus.
The Time Traveler's Guide to Elizabethan England
Touchstone Books. Using diaries, re-creating the sights, mortimer offers a masterful portrait of daily life in Elizabethan England, and other writings of the day, books, letters, sounds, and customs of the sixteenth century from the perspective of both peasants and royals. Through this lens, we can begin to understand queen Elizabeth’s subjects not only as a people profoundly shaped by the time in which they lived, but also as the people who shaped the world we know and the people we are today.
. An entertaining, accessible guide to elizabethan england—the latest in the Time Traveler’s Guide seriesAcclaimed historian Ian Mortimer shows readers that the past is not just something to be studied; it is also something to be lived. Pegasus.
How to Stop Time
And on his first day at school, he meets a captivating French teacher at his school who seems fascinated by him. Unfortunately for tom, the albatross Society, the secretive group which protects people like Tom, has one rule: Never fall in love. He may look like an ordinary 41-year-old, but owing to a rare condition, he's been alive for centuries.
A quirky romcom dusted with philosophical observations…. A delightfully witty…poignant novel. The washington post “she smiled a soft, to go wherever she was going… I had existed whole years without her, and I wanted to slip with it, troubled smile and I felt the whole world slipping away, but that was all it had been.
A book with no words. Tom hazard has just moved back to London, his old home, to settle down and become a high school history teacher. But tom has a dangerous secret. Tom will have to decide once and for all whether to remain stuck in the past, or finally begin living in the present. Now, he just wants an ordinary life.
Soon to be a major motion picture starring Benedict Cumberbatch. Tom has lived history--performing with Shakespeare, exploring the high seas with Captain Cook, and sharing cocktails with Fitzgerald. As painful memories of his past and the erratic behavior of the Society's watchful leader threaten to derail his new life and romance, the one thing he can't have just happens to be the one thing that might save him.
Munich: A novel
Paul von hartmann is on the staff of the German Foreign Office--and secretly a member of the anti-Hitler resistance. And once again, robert harris gives us actual events of historical importance--here are Hitler, Daladier--at the heart of an electrifying, Chamberlain, Mussolini, unputdownable novel. Now, when hugh flies with chamberlain from London to Munich, and Hartmann travels on Hitler's train overnight from Berlin, their paths are set on a disastrous collision course.
. Touchstone Books. The two men were friends at Oxford in the 1920s, but have not been in contact since. Pegasus. From the internationally best-selling author of Fatherland and the Cicero Trilogy--a new spy thriller about treason and conscience, loyalty and betrayal, set against the backdrop of the fateful Munich Conference of September 1938.
Hugh legat is a rising star of the british diplomatic service, serving at 10 Downing Street as a private secretary to the Prime Minister, Neville Chamberlain.
The Time Traveler's Guide to Medieval England: A Handbook for Visitors to the Fourteenth Century
What do you see? how do you dress? how do you earn a living and how much are you paid? What sort of food will you be offered by a peasant or a monk or a lord? And more important, where will you stay? The Time Traveler’s Guide to Medieval England is not your typical look at a historical period. Touchstone Books.
The past is a foreign country. From the first step on the road to the medieval city of Exeter, through meals of roast beaver and puffin, Mortimer re-creates this strange and complex period of history. Through the use of daily chronicles, Mortimer transports you back in time, and poems of the day, household accounts, letters, providing answers to questions typically ignored by traditional historians.
Here, the lives of serf, merchant, and aristocrat are illuminated with re-markable detail in this engaging literary journey. All facets of everyday life in this fascinating period are revealed, from the horrors of the plague and war to the ridiculous excesses of roasted larks and medieval haute couture.
The result is the most astonishing social history book you’re ever likely to read: revolutionary in its concept, informative and entertaining in its detail, exuberance, and startling for its portrayal of humanity in an age of violence, and fear. You will learn how to greet people on the street, what to use as toilet paper, why a physician might want to taste your blood, and how to know whether you are coming down with leprosy.
Pegasus. This is your guidebook.
Recursion: A Novel
. And as its effects begin to unmake the world as we know it, working together, only he and Helena, will stand a chance at defeating it. But how can they make a stand when reality itself is shifting and crumbling all around them? Praise for Recursion“An action-packed, brilliantly unique ride that had me up late and shirking responsibilities until I had devoured the last page.
Crouch’s intelligence is an able match for the challenge he’s set of overcoming the structure of time itself. Time“Wildly entertaining. If she succeeds, the birth of a child, anyone will be able to re-experience a first kiss, the final moment with a dying parent. As barry searches for the truth, he comes face-to-face with an opponent more terrifying than any disease—a force that attacks not just our minds but the very fabric of the past.
Crouch masterfully blends science and intrigue into the experience of what it means to be deeply human. Newsweek“definitely not one to forget when you’re packing for vacation. Another winning novel from an author at the top of his game. Av club Touchstone Books.
Ten Caesars: Roman Emperors from Augustus to Constantine
Bestselling classical historian barry strauss delivers “an exceptionally accessible history of the Roman Empire…much of Ten Caesars reads like a script for Game of Thrones” The Wall Street Journal—a summation of three and a half centuries of the Roman Empire as seen through the lives of ten of the most important emperors, from Augustus to Constantine.
In this essential and “enlightening” the new york times book review work, who founded the empire, to Constantine, Barry Strauss tells the story of the Roman Empire from rise to reinvention, from Augustus, who made it Christian and moved the capital east to Constantinople. This “superb summation of four centuries of Roman history, a masterpiece of compression, confirms Barry Strauss as the foremost academic classicist writing for the general reader today” The Wall Street Journal.
. Rome’s legacy remains today in so many ways, from language, law, and architecture to the seat of the Roman Catholic Church. Touchstone Books. By the fourth century, the roman empire had changed so dramatically in geography, religion, ethnicity, the time of Constantine, and culture that it would have been virtually unrecognizable to Augustus.
Over the ages, they learned to maintain the family business—the government of an empire—by adapting when necessary and always persevering no matter the cost. Strauss examines this enduring heritage through the lives of the men who shaped it: Augustus, Septimius Severus, Tiberius, Vespasian, Trajan, Nero, Marcus Aurelius, Hadrian, Diocletian and Constantine.
Medieval Intrigue: Decoding Royal Conspiracies
Pegasus. Ian mortimer considers some of the key questions in Medieval history and rethinks the nature of historical evidence. Touchstone Books.
The Templars: The Rise and Spectacular Fall of God's Holy Warriors
Their legend has inspired fervent speculation ever since. In this groundbreaking narrative history, dan jones tells the true story of the Templars for the first time in a generation, drawing on extensive original sources to build a gripping account of these Christian holy warriors whose heroism and alleged depravity have been shrouded in myth.
On friday october 13, imprisoned and tortured, hundreds of brothers were arrested, 1307, and the order was disbanded amid lurid accusations of sexual misconduct and heresy. Touchstone Books. Experts at channeling money across borders, they established the medieval world’s largest and most innovative banking network and waged private wars against anyone who threatened their interests.
Then, as they faced setbacks at the hands of the ruthless Mamluk sultan Baybars and were forced to retreat to their stronghold in Cyprus, a vindictive and cash-strapped King of France set his sights on their fortune. A sinister plot founded on a web of lies. Jerusalem 1119. His administrators quietly mounted a damning case against the Templars, built on deliberate lies and false testimony.
They fought the forces of islam in hand-to-hand combat on the sun-baked hills where Jesus lived and died, finding their nemesis in Saladin, who vowed to drive all Christians from the lands of Islam. A global financial network unaccountable to any government. Over the next two hundred years, the Templars would become the most powerful religious order of the medieval world.