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Discover the secrets behind the Red Room of Pain The intricacies of making love in the backseat of an expensive sports car The rough and tumble process of editing Fifty Shades of Grey Find out where the name E.­L. James really comes from And finally the step by step process by which this middle-­aged British mother of two came up with the international best-­selling erotic romance series that has sold more copies than Harry Potter NY Times best-­selling biographer Marc Shapiro uncovers the inspiration and secrets behind this writing sensation, explaining how she did it with exclusive interviews with her editors and early fans. Marc Shapiro is the NY Times best-­selling author of J.­K. Rowling: The Wizard Behind Harry Potter, Justin Bieber: The Fever! and many other best-­selling celebrity biographies. He has been a free-­lance entertainment journalist for more than twenty-­five years, covering film, television, and music for a number of national and international newspapers and magazines.

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Dead at the Saddleworth Moor by the bestselling author of The Sex Slave Murders 2, R. Barri Flowers, is a heart-­pounding true crime short about British serial killers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley, whose dark sexual fantasies resulted in the brutal murders of five children in the 1960s.

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A Year in My Love chronicles an illicit love affair, through all of its unexpected highs, and devastating lows. It expresses profound joy and crippling sadness, but most of all, it expresses my heart.

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The diary of a World War One U-­Boat commander. As well as being a fascinating glimpse of life on the German U-­boats during the intense submarine blockade, this also reminds us there were humans involved - on both sides of the action - as we read too of the intimate thoughts and intense love of a man longing for his sweetheart.

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Besides the towering figure of Barnum himself, this book's cast of characters includes not only Jenny Lind, Jumbo, and Tom Thumb, but also such ill-­assorted figures a Chang and Eng (the original Siamese Twins), Queen Victoria herself, captive white whales, "The Feejee Mermaid,­" and Abraham Lincoln. This is far and away the best biography of one of the most fascinating of all Americans.

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Achilles and the Houseboy If Achilles, ancient hero of the Trojan War, had worn proper footwear then Gillibran Brown, modern hero of the Domestic Empire, would get into a lot less trouble, or so he believes. A kiss heralds the arrival of a most unwelcome and troublesome visitor who throws Gilli out of kilter with life and his men folk. Take another trip into Gilli's world.

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The powerful true story of Sultana continues with PRINCESS SULTANA'S CIRCLE, the third book in Jean Sasson's internationally best selling Princess Trilogy. The forced marriage of Sultana’s niece to a cruel and depraved older man, and Sultana’s discovery of the harem of sex slaves kept by a royal cousin, make her more determined than ever to fight the oppression of women in Saudi Arabia. PRINCESS SULTANA'S CIRCLE paints a horrifying reality for women of the desert Kingdom. It is a haunting look at the danger of Saudi male dominance and the desperate lives of the women they rule. A New York Times bestseller, PRINCESS was named one of the 500 Great Books by Women since 1300. It was also an Alternate Selection of the Literary Guild and Doubleday Book Club and a Reader's Digest Selection. PRAISE FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER PRINCESS: "Absolutely riveting and profoundly sad...­" --­People magazine "A chilling story...­a vivid account of an air-­conditioned nightmare...­" . . .

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Dr Dave Walker was a successful anesthesiologist with a special interest in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Disillusioned with God after a series of tragedies, he lived for himself and his work; but something was wrong: Though he was seeing people healed physically, their lives were not changed and it all seemed pointless. This set him on a quest to find a God who does not look on impersonally from a distance, as he thought, but is intimately involved in our lives. After a dramatic encounter, he started praying with his patients. Suddenly things happened beyond anything he could have imagined as God intervened in response to prayer. In the meantime Dave was facing his own personal trials which tested his faith to the limit. Set firstly in a South Africa transitioning into democracy from apartheid and then in the Muslim world of the Middle East, God in the ICU will take you into the drama of critical care medicine, the inner life of a praying, caring physician and above all, the . . .

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Mark Twain's work on Joan of Arc is titled in full Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc, by the Sieur Louis de Conte who is identified further as Joan's page and secretary. The work is fictionally presented as a translation from the manuscript by Jean Francois Alden, or, in the words of the published book, "Freely Translated out of the Ancient French into Modern English from the Original Unpublished Manuscript in the National Archives of France".
De Conte is a fictionalized version of Joan of Arc's page Louis de Contes, and provides narrative unity to the story. He is presented as an individual who was with Joan during the three major phases of her life - as a youth in Domremy, as the commander of Charles' army on military campaign, and as a defendant at the trial in Rouen. The book is presented as a translation by Alden of de Conte's memoirs, written in his later years for the benefit of his descendants.

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