Lady Bette, the 14-year-old heiress to the vast Northumberland estates, becomes the victim of a plot by her grandmother, the Countess Howard, to marry her to the dissident fortune-hunter Thomas Thynn, a man three times her age with an evil reputation. Revolted by her new husband, Lady Bette flees to Holland. Within weeks, Thynn is gunned down in the street by three hired assassins. Who is behind the contract killing? Is it the Swedish Count Coningsmark, young and glamorous with blond hair down to his waist? Or is it a political assassination as the anti-Catholic press maintains? Thynn was, after all, a key player in the Protestant faction to exclude the Catholic James, Duke of York, as his brother Charles II´s successor. N.A. Pickford creates a world of tension and insecurity, of constant plotting and counter-plotting and of rabid anti-Catholicism, where massive street demonstrations and public Papal burnings are weekly events. The action moves from the great landed estates of Syon and Petworth to the cheap taverns and brothels of London, and finally to Newgate and the gallows - the sporting spectacle of the day. In the process, the book gives us a vivid and deeply researched portrait of Restoration society. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Katie Scarfe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/orio/000660/bk_orio_000660_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This book, the first study of its kind, examines the economics behind motorsports, in particular Formula One. Chapters discuss the costs involved in Formula racing and how they are borne by teams, promoters and racers. The book also looks at how society, the public and the private sectors stand to benefit economically from the motorsport industry. Other issues like the economics of TV rights, sponsorship and sustainability are also addressed, again for the first time in an economics book. Moving beyond the economics of what happens off the track, the book also undertakes a serious examination of what goes in to making a winning team and what having a winning racer can do for a team´s fortunes. Mourão´s highly relevant and contemporary book also looks at how motorsport teams confront the challenges of the modern sporting world, including the changing dynamics of sports media and considers the future of Formula 1 as motorsports evolve.
Discover how to improve your manhood with a few easy steps.Males are obsessed with the size of their penises. Unless they are sporting a prodigious trouser snake, they’ll want and need more. Thunderous enlargement, enhancement, and general tweaking have been at the forefront of society for ages. The Romans, Egyptian, Somalians, and dozens of other civilizations have done their level best to grow an inch or two on their mighty duck call. Now, after years of research, there is actually an audiobook that can help you navigate the murky waters of your phallic-centric livelihood. How to truly enlarge your penis without falling for scams.Many advice guides out there flaunt the idea that there’s a buffet of possibilities readily available for men as far as penis enlargement goes. I’m here to curb stomp on that idea and give you the real skinny. The truth is that most methods and techniques have a miasma of hidden pitfalls. One false turn, one ´´pump” too many, a crank in the wrong direction, and suddenly your Khal Drogo reaches the same fate as his TV counterpart: lame and dead.Most methods available right now are nothing more than fancy cash grabs endorsed by creators without any medical knowledge. It’s time to discover the good, the bad, the ugly, and the downright batty of the bunch.Grow inches right away with age-old methods.This audiobook was designed to show men how to truly improve their wild hog. To give them a clear road map through the many perils awaiting down that road like neutering mouse traps. An audiobook made with the guy in mind, brimming with valuable knowledge, dazzling tips, a ludicrous amount of scientific data, and more stout staff scalawags than you can shake a stick at.Learn from others´ mistakes. Learn from verified doctors. Learn from legendary scholars and graybeards who have made penises there life’s work.Here´s what you´re going to get:A compr 1. Language: English. Narrator: Benjamin Allen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/127825/bk_acx0_127825_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The ideal travel companion, full of insider advice on what to see and do, plus detailed itineraries and comprehensive maps for exploring Great Britain. Visit Stonehenge´s mysterious monoliths, take the sea air in buzzing Brighton or come face to face with the Vikings in York: everything you need to know is clearly laid out within colour-coded chapters. Discover the best of Great Britain with this indispensable travel guide. Inside DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Great Britain: - Over 60 colour maps help you navigate with ease - Simple layout makes it easy to find the information you need - Comprehensive tours and itineraries of Great Britain, designed for every interest and budget - Illustrations and floorplans show in detail Westminster Abbey, St Paul´s Cathedral, Buckingham Palace and the Tower of London, as well as Brighton´s Royal Pavilion, Canterbury Cathedral, Blenheim Palace, the Eden Project, Castle Howard, the Royal Mile and much more - Colour photographs of Great Britain´s stunning landscape - bucolic countryside, spectacular coastline, rugged moorland and more - as well as architectural highlights, peaceful villages and vibrant cities - Detailed chapters, with area maps, cover London - West End and Westminster; South Kensington and Hyde Park; Regent´s Park and Bloomsbury; the City and Southwark; and sights beyond the city - the Downs and Channel Coast; East Anglia; Thames Valley; Wessex; Devon and Cornwall; the Midlands; Lancashire and the Lakes; Yorkshire and the Humber Region; Northumbria; Wales; and Scotland - Historical and cultural context gives you a richer travel experience: learn about Great Britain´s long history, society and politics; heraldry and aristocracy; rural architecture and stately homes; sporting highlights; and festivals and events - Experience the culture with features on the gardens of England; John Nash´s Regency London; the castles of Wales; the Industrial Revolution; and more - Essential travel tips: our expert choices of where to stay, eat, shop and sightsee, plus transport, visa and health information DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Great Britain is a detailed, easy-to-use guide designed to help you get the most from your visit to Great Britain. DK Eyewitness: winner of the Top Guidebook Series in the Wanderlust Reader Travel Awards 2017. ´´No other guide whets your appetite quite like this one´´ - The Independent Want to see more of Great Britain? Try our DK Eyewitness Travel Guide England´s South Coast. About DK Eyewitness Travel: DK´s highly visual Eyewitness guides show you what others only tell you, with easy-to-read maps, tips, and tours to inform and enrich your holiday. DK is the world´s leading illustrated reference publisher, producing beautifully designed books for adults and children in over 120 countries.
Interested in experiencing the outdoors but overwhelmed by everything you need to know to backpack safely? Do you have a sudden itch to venture out into the wilderness, wake up next to a babbling brook somewhere and watch the sun slowly come over the horizon? Are you ready to escape (albeit temporarily) from the daily grind and a society that prioritizes consumerism over all else? Backpacking allows us to experience nature in a way that simply isn´t achievable through other means. The problem for many of us, however, is getting started. Finding a good place to backpack, selecting gear (one trip to the sporting goods store makes this seem like an overwhelming feat by itself) and learning how to survive without the modern amenities we have come to rely on are all daunting tasks for the inexperienced backpacker. Backpacking is a rewarding activity that anyone can enjoy with proper knowledge, training and skills. Also, you´ll discover... Selecting appropriate gear for your first trip How to make healthy food choices on the trail Complete gear checklist designed specifically for the novice backpacker And much more! Table of Contents Preparation and Fitness Weight is Your Enemy Don´t Skimp on Footwear The Heart of Your Equipment Don´t Forget Your Hat! Gimme Shelter The Backcountry Kitchen Comfort and Safety Navigation 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joe Hempel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/027934/bk_acx0_027934_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The life of Dr. Scott Hollier is not what you´d call typical. He is well-educated, has a good job, is a husband and father, is legally blind, loves computers and gadgets, goes to church, and enjoys travel, spending time with friends and following his favorite football team. For most people, the atypical part of this description will be ´´legally blind´´, but from Scott´s perspective, it´s his traitorous support of a football team outside his home state of Western Australia that makes him stand out from the crowd. For people with disabilities, everything listed above should be typical, yet the pursuit of education, embracing the benefits of technology, and finding a good job and a partner in life can be challenging for many. While Scott can relate to that due to the degenerative eye condition that has nearly extinguished his sight, his story is not about what society should do to help him, but rather what a person with a disability can do to give back to a joyous, generous world. Outrunning the Night is a memoir with a purpose. Its aim is to provide support to disadvantaged people - and the people supporting them. It´s not about anyone reaching the pinnacle of sporting achievement or possessing a brilliant mind. Instead, it´s a celebration of life and its possibilities. It shows that making it in this world is not about climbing Everest, but overcoming the little things to succeed in everyday life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Malcolm. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/083804/bk_acx0_083804_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sense shines with a double luster when it is set in humility. An able yet humble man is a jewel worth a kingdom. (William Penn) Of all the original 13 colonies in America, only one owes its conception to one man, and indeed, Pennsylvania was and still remains bound up in the life and character of its founder, William Penn. Here was a man born into a military family who saw his father rise through the ranks of the 17th-century English court to become a friend of the king, and he even considered a military career for himself, only to leave it all behind to become a member of the ´´Society of Friends´´, known colloquially as the Quakers. Few today know much about the Quakers. Whenever the subject of Quakerism slips into conversation, most picture a rosy-cheeked fellow in a simple black overcoat, and a wide brim hat atop his thick, cloud-white hair, inspired by the famous logo of the Quaker Oats company. In spite of the stereotype, Quakers today come in all colors, shapes, and sizes, with the more liberal folk sporting trendy haircuts, tattoos, and various piercings. They call themselves ´´Friends”, a starkly different but very devout following of God. They strive for a world empowered by peace and acceptance, an ambitious mission fueled by diversity, blind to race, gender, or creed. As amicably harmless as the Friends might appear, there was once a time when being a Quaker was at the very best an instant conviction, and at the very worst a death sentence. Their unorthodox ideals were considered poisonous and potentially dangerous by authorities, who would fight time and time again to stamp out the flames of their movement, but still, they weathered storm after storm. And while the peace-loving followers of Christ were famed for their views of harmony, by no means were they feeble opponents. Not only would they persevere in the face of persecution, theirs was a movement so powerful that it stood strong for centuries, and much of that was 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Norman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/107937/bk_acx0_107937_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.