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By Anne Perry

ISBN-10: 0345482484

ISBN-13: 9780345482488

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Renowned for her acclaimed Victorian novels in addition to a gorgeous new sequence set in global conflict I, Anne Perry regularly dazzles us with tales rife with emotion, intrigue, and mental intensity. She lately multiplied her abilities with the delightfully rendered novella, A Christmas Journey, which USA Today referred to as "one of the easiest books to embellish the joyous season." Now she has given readers one other gift--a yule supplying filled with vacation magic . . . and murder.

The Dreghorn relations is amassing for an expected reunion within the Lake District of britain. The comfortable tranquility of the snowbound property, notwithstanding, is quickly shattered by way of what seems to be an unintentional dying. The victim's distraught spouse, Antonia, summons her godfather, distinctive mathematician and inventor Henry Rathbone--one of the main loved characters from Perry's bestselling William Monk sequence. yet questions on the tragic occasion become whispers of homicide, sending surprise waves between participants of the Dreghorn extended family, who haven't visible one another in ten years.

Now Rathbone needs to placed his analytical and inventive capacities to the try out as he assumes the position of an novice investigator. yet whereas looking for clues and mulling over capability reasons, he can't aid yet ask yourself: Will one other terrible soul meet an identical premature end--and be silenced just like the night?

In this Christmas novella, that includes a colourful, a bit eccentric solid of characters and an impossible to resist plot as twisty as a ribbon, Rathbone rescues the vacation with a grace that may provoke William Monk himself.

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For Americans, it was a familiar image. Christopher Columbus, we knew, never put foot or keel on the continent of North America. He claimed what he called the Indies not for any collection of future Protestants from Northern Europe but for Catholic Spain in the fifteenth century. But we were happy to see the man as a hero and the moment on the beach in 1492 as the start of something that eventually produced the best hope yet for liberty and self-government. The landing led to much else, of course.

At such events, the physician did no cutting. He stood on a high pulpit reading from Galen, while below, the poor barber-surgeon did his best to prove the cadaver matched Galen’s description. Pictures of these scenes show crowds of students and plain rubberneckers pressing in around the corpse - also sometimes a small dog waiting for any choice bits that may come his way. Galen had used Barbary apes in his experiments, and there were some dramatic anatomical discrepancies. But since Galen could not be wrong, these were blamed on the ineptitude of the surgeon.

History has derided Spanish experts leery of Columbus’ estimates. They were right. But Ferdinand and Isabella were right to back him anyway. By risking the equivalent of $7,200 and the use of two ships (he had to charter the third), they got title to much of the New World. Within thirty years, trading ships were shuttling back and forth where, shortly before, hardly anyone had dreamed of going. The Western Hemisphere was being explored, the Pacific had been crossed and, with Ferdinand Magellan’s voyage of 1519, Europeans had made it around the world.

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