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Playing the Palace Book
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2021-05-25
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN Code: 0593099427
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Summary: One of Buzzfeed's 39 Excellent LGBTQ Books To Read This Month And Always THEIR LOVE STORY CAPTIVATED THE WORLD…THE CROWN PRINCE AND THAT GUY FROM NEW YORK When a lonely American event planner starts dating the gay Prince of Wales, a royal uproar ensues: is it true love or the ultimate meme? Find out in this hilarious romantic comedy. After having his heart trampled on by his cheating ex, Carter Ogden is afraid love just isn’t in the cards for him. He still holds out hope in a tiny corner of his heart, but even in his wildest dreams he never thought he’d meet the Crown Prince of England, much less do a lot more with him. Yes, growing up he’d fantasized about the handsome, openly gay Prince Edgar, but who hadn’t? When they meet by chance at an event Carter’s boss is organizing, Carter’s sure he imagined all that sizzling chemistry. Or was it mutual? This unlikely but meant-to-be romance sets off media fireworks on both sides of the Atlantic. With everyone having an opinion on their relationship and the intense pressure of being constantly in the spotlight, Carter finds ferocious obstacles to his Happily Ever After, including the tenacious disapproval of the Queen of England. Carter and Price Edgar fight for a happy ending to equal their glorious international beginning. It’s a match made on Valentine’s Day and in tabloid heaven.

The Palace of Illusions Book by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

The Palace of Illusions Book
  • Author : Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2009-02-10
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN Code: 0307472493
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Summary: Taking us back to a time that is half history, half myth and wholly magical, bestselling author Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni gives voice to Panchaali, the fire-born heroine of the Mahabharata, as she weaves a vibrant retelling of an ancient epic saga. Married to five royal husbands who have been cheated out of their father's kingdom, Panchaali aids their quest to reclaim their birthright, remaining at their side through years of exile and a terrible civil war. But she cannot deny her complicated friendship with the enigmatic Krishna—or her secret attraction to the mysterious man who is her husbands' most dangerous enemy—as she is caught up in the ever-manipulating hands of fate.

A Pig in the Palace Book by Ali Bahrampour

A Pig in the Palace Book
  • Author : Ali Bahrampour
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Release Date : 2020-10-13
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN Code: 1647001595
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Summary: A pig is invited to dinner with the queen in this delightfully funny misfit tale Bobo is rolling around in the mud when somebody slips a letter under his door. It’s an invitation to have dinner with the queen! “Why me?” Bobo wonders. What will he do at a fancy palace? He’s covered in fleas. He doesn’t know which fork to use. He has never been anywhere so grand! Indeed, when he arrives, Bobo feels terribly out of place. And trouble is following him wherever he turns! But maybe . . . he’s not the only one who’d like to let loose? For any kids who have tried their hardest to behave at a grown-up gathering, Bobo the boar is just the itchy, clumsy, endearing hero they’ve been waiting for.

The Last Palace Book by Norman Eisen

The Last Palace Book
  • Author : Norman Eisen
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Release Date : 2018-09-04
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN Code: 0451495802
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Summary: A sweeping yet intimate narrative about the last hundred years of turbulent European history, as seen through one of Mitteleuropa’s greatest houses—and the lives of its occupants When Norman Eisen moved into the US ambassador’s residence in Prague, returning to the land his mother had fled after the Holocaust, he was startled to discover swastikas hidden beneath the furniture in his new home. These symbols of Nazi Germany were remnants of the residence’s forgotten history, and evidence that we never live far from the past. From that discovery unspooled the twisting, captivating tale of four of the remarkable people who had called this palace home. Their story is Europe’s, and The Last Palace chronicles the upheavals that transformed the continent over the past century. There was the optimistic Jewish financial baron, Otto Petschek, who built the palace after World War I as a statement of his faith in democracy, only to have that faith shattered; Rudolf Toussaint, the cultured, compromised German general who occupied the palace during World War II, ultimately putting his life at risk to save the house and Prague itself from destruction; Laurence Steinhardt, the first postwar US ambassador whose quixotic struggle to keep the palace out of Communist hands was paired with his pitched efforts to rescue the country from Soviet domination; and Shirley Temple Black, an eyewitness to the crushing of the 1968 Prague Spring by Soviet tanks, who determined to return to Prague and help end totalitarianism—and did just that as US ambassador in 1989. Weaving in the life of Eisen’s own mother to demonstrate how those without power and privilege moved through history, The Last Palace tells the dramatic and surprisingly cyclical tale of the triumph of liberal democracy.

The Red Palace Book by June Hur

The Red Palace Book
  • Author : June Hur
  • Publisher : Feiwel & Friends
  • Release Date : 2022-01-25
  • Category: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN Code: 1250800560
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Summary: June Hur, critically acclaimed author of The Silence of Bones and The Forest of Stolen Girls, returns with The Red Palace—a third evocative, atmospheric historical mystery perfect for fans of Courtney Summers and Kerri Maniscalco. To enter the palace means to walk a path stained in blood... Joseon (Korea), 1758. There are few options available to illegitimate daughters in the capital city, but through hard work and study, eighteen-year-old Hyeon has earned a position as a palace nurse. All she wants is to keep her head down, do a good job, and perhaps finally win her estranged father's approval. But Hyeon is suddenly thrust into the dark and dangerous world of court politics when someone murders four women in a single night, and the prime suspect is Hyeon's closest friend and mentor. Determined to prove her beloved teacher's innocence, Hyeon launches her own secret investigation. In her hunt for the truth, she encounters Eojin, a young police inspector also searching for the killer. When evidence begins to point to the Crown Prince himself as the murderer, Hyeon and Eojin must work together to search the darkest corners of the palace to uncover the deadly secrets behind the bloodshed. Praise for The Red Palace: A Junior Library Guild Selection "A tense political thriller, a beautiful romance, and a coming of age all in one unique package." —School Library Journal, starred review "Compulsively readable and utterly unique, The Red Palace is a must-read murder mystery steeped in royal intrigue." —Jennifer Lynn Barnes, New York Times-bestselling author of The Inheritance Games "Court politics and hierarchal society are the stunning backdrop of June Hur’s page-turning, atmospheric The Red Palace. ... Will have readers totally obsessed." —Adrienne Young, New York Times-bestselling author of Fable

The Palace Book by Penelope Sky

The Palace Book
  • Author : Penelope Sky
  • Publisher : Hartwick Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-05-25
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : N.A
  • ISBN Code:
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Summary: A line was drawn in the sand. I made my choice. I picked her over him. But I begin to regret that choice, and when Raven wants to destroy the camp, I know I'll regret it even more.

Red, White & Royal Blue Book by Casey McQuiston

Red, White & Royal Blue Book
  • Author : Casey McQuiston
  • Publisher : St. Martin\'s Griffin
  • Release Date : 2019-05-14
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN Code: 1250316782
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Summary: * Instant NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY bestseller * * GOODREADS CHOICE AWARD WINNER for BEST DEBUT and BEST ROMANCE of 2019 * * BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR* for VOGUE, NPR, VANITY FAIR, and more! * What happens when America's First Son falls in love with the Prince of Wales? When his mother became President, Alex Claremont-Diaz was promptly cast as the American equivalent of a young royal. Handsome, charismatic, genius—his image is pure millennial-marketing gold for the White House. There's only one problem: Alex has a beef with the actual prince, Henry, across the pond. And when the tabloids get hold of a photo involving an Alex-Henry altercation, U.S./British relations take a turn for the worse. Heads of family, state, and other handlers devise a plan for damage control: staging a truce between the two rivals. What at first begins as a fake, Instragramable friendship grows deeper, and more dangerous, than either Alex or Henry could have imagined. Soon Alex finds himself hurtling into a secret romance with a surprisingly unstuffy Henry that could derail the campaign and upend two nations and begs the question: Can love save the world after all? Where do we find the courage, and the power, to be the people we are meant to be? And how can we learn to let our true colors shine through? Casey McQuiston's Red, White & Royal Blue proves: true love isn't always diplomatic. "I took this with me wherever I went and stole every second I had to read! Absorbing, hilarious, tender, sexy—this book had everything I crave. I’m jealous of all the readers out there who still get to experience Red, White & Royal Blue for the first time!" - Christina Lauren, New York Times bestselling author of The Unhoneymooners "Red, White & Royal Blue is outrageously fun. It is romantic, sexy, witty, and thrilling. I loved every second." - Taylor Jenkins Reid, New York Times bestselling author of Daisy Jones & The Six

Malice at the Palace Book by Rhys Bowen

Malice at the Palace Book
  • Author : Rhys Bowen
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2015-08-04
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN Code: 0698183762
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Summary: Thirty-fifth in line for the British throne, Lady Georgiana Rannoch becomes embroiled in royal wrongdoing in the ninth mystery from the New York Times bestselling author of Crowned and Dangerous. Caught between her high birth and empty purse, Georgie is relieved to receive a new assignment from the Queen. The King’s youngest son, George, is to wed Princess Marina of Greece, and the Queen wants Georgie to be her companion: showing her the best of London—and dispelling any rumors about George’s libertine history. The prince is known for his many affairs with women as well as men—including the great songwriter Noel Coward. But things truly get complicated when one of his supposed mistresses is murdered. The Queen wants the whole matter hushed. But as the case unfolds—and Georgie's beau Darcy, as always, turns up in the most unlikely of places—their investigation brings them precariously close to the prince himself.

In the Palace of Nezahualcoyotl Book by Eduardo de J. Douglas

In the Palace of Nezahualcoyotl Book
  • Author : Eduardo de J. Douglas
  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Release Date : 2012-10-03
  • Category: Art
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN Code: 0292749864
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Summary: Around 1542, descendants of the Aztec rulers of Mexico created accounts of the pre-Hispanic history of the city of Tetzcoco, Mexico, one of the imperial capitals of the Aztec Empire. Painted in iconic script ("picture writing"), the Codex Xolotl, the Quinatzin Map, and the Tlohtzin Map appear to retain and emphasize both pre-Hispanic content and also pre-Hispanic form, despite being produced almost a generation after the Aztecs surrendered to Hernán Cortés in 1521. Yet, as this pioneering study makes plain, the reality is far more complex. Eduardo de J. Douglas offers a detailed critical analysis and historical contextualization of the manuscripts to argue that colonial economic, political, and social concerns affected both the content of the three Tetzcocan pictorial histories and their archaizing pictorial form. As documents composed by indigenous people to assert their standing as legitimate heirs of the Aztec rulers as well as loyal subjects of the Spanish Crown and good Catholics, the Tetzcocan manuscripts qualify as subtle yet shrewd negotiations between indigenous and Spanish systems of signification and between indigenous and Spanish concepts of real property and political rights. By reading the Tetzcocan manuscripts as calculated responses to the changes and challenges posed by Spanish colonization and Christian evangelization, Douglas's study significantly contributes to and expands upon the scholarship on central Mexican manuscript painting and recent critical investigations of art and political ideology in colonial Latin America.

The City Different and the Palace Book by Rosemary Nusbaum

The City Different and the Palace Book
  • Author : Rosemary Nusbaum
  • Publisher : Sunstone Press
  • Release Date : 1978
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN Code: 0913270792
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Summary: The year was 1909, and a youthful Jesse Nusbaum had resigned his teaching position at the Normal School at Las Vegas, New Mexico, and had ridden his ."four-horse-power, twin-cylinder, chain-belt-driven, two-speed Excelsior motorcycle over the rough and rocky Santa Fe Trail route, to enter on July 1 at the Old Palace of the Governors." He was the first employee of the newly-formed Museum of New Mexico and School of American Archaeology. From that day, Jesse Nusbaum's life was inextricably bound to Santa Fe: it was he who undertook the remodeling of the Palace of the Governors into a museum; from 1909-1913, it was he who supervised the razing of the old Army barracks at the corner of Palace and Lincoln Avenue I 1916 and also supervised the construction of the Fine Arts Museum on that site; and he was one of the organizers of the Laboratory of Anthropology, Inc., and was its first director when the doors opened in 1930. Additionally, Jesse was one of the foremost Southwestern archeologists, and he was a first-rank photographer, as many of the illustrations in this volume (although reproduced here from less than excellent sources) will attest. For all his other accomplishments, however, Jesse Nusbaum is most closely associated with the Palace of the Governors. In this book, dedicated in memory of her husband, Rosemary Nusbaum has delineated the history of the "Old Palace." Much has been written elsewhere about that historic structure, but only in this volume can the insight and experiences of Jesse Nusbaum be found. Rosemary L. Nusbaum was born in Marquette, Michigan and graduated from the Baraga High School in that city. In 1929, she received the R.N. degree from the University Hospital in Chicago, Illinois and then worked as a Medical Pathologist for the Eight Corps Area of the Army stationed at Bruns General Hospital in Santa Fe in World War II. She studied sculpture with Eugenie Shonnard and ceramics with Warren Gilbertson in Santa Fe. She was also the author of numerous short stories and poems which appeared in many well-known publications. Ernest Thompson Seton said of her: "She possesses the virtue of intelligence."

The palace of Minos Book by Arthur Evans

The palace of Minos Book
  • Author : Arthur Evans
  • Publisher : Рипол Классик
  • Release Date : 1921
  • Category: History
  • Pages : N.A
  • ISBN Code: 5875787651
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Summary: A comparative account of the successive stages of the early Cretan civilization as illustrated by the discoveries at Knossos

The Palace Papers Book by Tina Brown

The Palace Papers Book
  • Author : Tina Brown
  • Publisher : Doubleday Canada
  • Release Date : 2022-04-26
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN Code: 0385695152
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Summary: An exciting new book is forthcoming from Doubleday Canada.

The Palace Of Enchantments Book by Douglas Hurd,Stephen Lamport

The Palace Of Enchantments Book
  • Author : Douglas Hurd,Stephen Lamport
  • Publisher : Sphere
  • Release Date : 2013-04-04
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN Code: 1405528060
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Summary: An ambitious Conservative Junior Minister, Edward Dunsford, seems to be doing all the right things in his bid to become Foreign Secretary. Until, that is, a moment's sentimental weakness precipitates his career into chaos, his party into crisis and his own marriage onto the rocks. 'So skilfully do Hurd and Lamport expose Whitehall's nerve-ends that their dissection reveals more of the system's internal workings than all the outpourings of the political researchers thick on the Westminster beat' - Sunday Times

The Palace of Minos at Knossos Book by Chris Scarre,Rebecca Stefoff

The Palace of Minos at Knossos Book
  • Author : Chris Scarre,Rebecca Stefoff
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2003-12-04
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN Code: 0190207752
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Summary: On March 23, 1900, Arthur John Evans and his staff began to excavate on Crete, looking for the fabled site of Knossos, where an extraordinary civilization, a precursor to classical Greece, was rumored to have existed. Almost from the first shovel stroke, artifacts began to emerge. Evans realized that here was "an extraordinary phenomenon, nothing Greek, nothing Roman. A wholly unexplored world." The Palace of Minos at Knossos recounts the exciting story of uncovering a remarkable society lost to the world for 3,500 years, from its initial discovery through its excavation to the structure we see today. Sidebars on archaeological techniques, illustrations of the sites, tables, and diagrams throughout provide a wealth of information on the Palace. The use of artifacts and other "documents" recovered from the Palace bring out the voices of the people of the past, offering clues to who they were and how they lived. The Palace of Minos at Knossos concludes with an interview with archaeologist Chris Scarre who talks about the misperceptions about Knossos and what we really know about its culture.

The Palace Diaries Book by Nicholas Monson,Sarah Goodall

The Palace Diaries Book
  • Author : Nicholas Monson,Sarah Goodall
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2012-02-24
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN Code: 1780574479
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Summary: Sarah Goodall spent 12 years working for Prince Charles as a Lady Clerk from 1988 to 2000 - the period during which his marriage to the Princess of Wales broke down amid a frenzy of media attention. Her experiences of life behind the scenes of the Royal Establishment have inspired this hilarious story of a naive and rather accident-prone young woman whose dreams all came true when she was given the opportunity to work for the heir to the throne. Sarah gets herself into numerous compromising situations, both at work and in her personal life, but she manages to establish a good rapport with her Royal employer. When the fairy tale comes crashing to an end, however, not even a final dramatic encounter with Prince Charles can save her from the axe. The Palace Diaries is an entertaining romp of a read that will delight and intrigue in equal measure.

A NIGHT IN THE PALACE Book by Carole Mortimer,Karan Dan

A NIGHT IN THE PALACE Book
  • Author : Carole Mortimer,Karan Dan
  • Publisher : Harlequin / SB Creative
  • Release Date : 2017-02-02
  • Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Pages : N.A
  • ISBN Code: 4596692041
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Summary: Lily came to Rome at her brother’s invitation. She was escorted from the airport to the palace, but her brother wasn’t there. Instead she found the beautiful Count Dmitri Scarletti, the stuff of classical Greek sculpture! With cold eyes, he looked at Lily and told her that his sister and her brother had eloped. What’s more, he plans to hold her at the palace until her brother brings his sister back to him. All of the servants are on vacation, and Lily is alone in this huge palace with the dangerous Dmitri…

Moving the Palace Book by Charif Majdalani

Moving the Palace Book
  • Author : Charif Majdalani
  • Publisher : New Vessel Press
  • Release Date : 2017-03-20
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN Code: 1939931487
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Summary: “A Middle Eastern heart-of-darkness tale that flows like a dream . . . Crackling with razor-sharp humor” (The New York Times). At the dawn of the twentieth century, a young Lebanese explorer leaves the Levant for the wilds of Africa, encountering an eccentric English colonel in Sudan and enlisting in his service. In this lush chronicle of far-flung adventure, the military recruit crosses paths with a compatriot who has dismantled a sumptuous palace in Tripoli and is transporting it across the continent on a camel caravan. The protagonist soon takes charge of this hoard of architectural fragments, ferrying the dismantled landmark through Sudan, Egypt, and the Arabian Peninsula, attempting to return to his native Beirut with this moveable real estate. Along the way, he will encounter skeptic sheikhs, suspicious tribal leaders, bountiful feasts, pilgrims bound for Mecca, and T. E. Lawrence in a tent—in this “utterly charming” novel that was a recipient of the Académie Française’s François Mauriac Prize (Library Journal). “Renders the complex social landscape of the Middle East and North Africa with subtlety and finesse . . . Yet one doesn’t need to care about the region’s history, or its present-day contexts, to enjoy Moving the Palace.” —The Wall Street Journal

Peril in the Palace Book by Paul McCusker,Marianne Hering

Peril in the Palace Book
  • Author : Paul McCusker,Marianne Hering
  • Publisher : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2012-03-27
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN Code: 9781604828634
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Summary: Cousins Patrick and Beth travel in Mr. Whittaker's invention, the Imagination Station, to thirteenth-century China, where they meet Marco Polo and Kublai Khan and are mistaken for Christian shamans.

The Palace Affair Book by Una-Mary Parker

The Palace Affair Book
  • Author : Una-Mary Parker
  • Publisher : Headline
  • Release Date : 2014-07-31
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN Code: 1472224728
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Summary: The most imposing invitation on the mantelpiece was the one from Buckingham Palace . . . Three women are anticipating the royal Garden Party with varying degrees of pleasure and apprehension. For Jackie, social editor of Society magazine, it is just one of a series of glittering events that she must cover for her glamour-hungry readers. Newly divorced, Jackie enjoys the hectic whirl of her career, but hopes to find a more settled lifestyle . . . For Elfrieda, ex-Swedish au pair and current Lady Witley of Vauxhall, the invitation represents one further rung up the social ladder. Elfrieda is so desperate to be accepted, she will do anything to make her mark. It is a determination that is to have dangerous consequences . . . As Lady in Waiting to the Queen, Celia is 'on duty', charged with the responsibility of helping ensure all the arrangements go smoothly. Celia values the position of confidence she enjoys at the Palace, and is careful to do nothing to jeopardise it . . . But this is one Garden Party that turns out to hold some nasty shocks for the guests. An unscrupulous man is scheming ruthlessly for his own advancement. And when he crosses swords with Jackie, Celia and Elfrieda, he vows he will get his revenge, whatever it takes . . .

The Palace in the Garden Book by Mary Louisa Molesworth

The Palace in the Garden Book
  • Author : Mary Louisa Molesworth
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Release Date : 2021-08-31
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 97
  • ISBN Code:
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Summary: "The Palace in the Garden" by Mary Louisa Molesworth. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.