European House Buch von Images Publishing. Der Bildband präsentiert beeindruckende Domizile, die moderne Architektur in der abwechslungsreichen.... Mehr Details bei Lodenfrey.com!
European House Buch von Images Publishing. Der Bildband präsentiert beeindruckende Domizile, die moderne Architektur in der abwechslungsreichen europä.... Mehr Details bei Lodenfrey.com!
Featuring royal residences and aristocratic splendors such as Blenheim Palace and Highclere Castle - the setting for Downton Abbey - this wonderful publication delves into the history of some of Britain´s most famous historic houses. Secrets of the Manor House provides a fascinating insight into life at these splendid properties down the centuries and profiles the celebrated personalities who have left their mark on these architectural masterpieces. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Melanie Fraser. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/053607de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Near Mount Etna in Sicily lies Casa Cuseni, a beautiful house built in golden stone - and the home that Daphne Phelps was astonished to find she had inherited in 1947. At the age of 34, war-weary from working as a psychiatric social worker, with barely any Italian, and precious little money, she plunged into a fascinating Sicilian world. Every imaginable problem had to be overcome, not only financial difficulties but local authorities and a house staff who initially felt no loyalty to the new Signorina but who gradually accepted her as a respected member of their small community. To help make ends meet, for many years she ran Casa Cuseni as a pensione and to her doors came Roald Dahl, Tennessee Williams, Bertrand Russell and Henry Faulkner. But just as important to her life and her story are the Sicilians with whom she shared the love and care of Casa Cuseni: Don Ciccio, the local mafia leader; Vincenzio, general manservant who recited while he served the meals; Beppe, a Don Juan who scented his eyebrows and his moustache to attract the local girls; and above all the steadfast cook and housekeeper who lives with Daphne still and to whom this book is dedicated. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Carolyn Bonnyman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/twuk/000332de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
With a narrative that grips the reader like a detective story, Antonia Fraser brings the characters and events of the Gunpowder Plot to life. Dramatically recreating the conditions and motives that surrounded the fateful night of November 5th 1605, she unravels the tangled web of religion and politics that spawned the plot. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Powell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/orio/000127de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From its dawn in the 1660s to its twilight in the 1960s, Cliveden was an emblem of elite misbehaviour and intrigue. Conceived by the Duke of Buckingham as a retreat for his scandalous affair with Anna-Maria, Countess of Shrewsbury, the house later served as the backdrop for the Profumo affair. In the 300 years between, the house was occupied by a dynasty of remarkable women each of whom left their mark on this great house. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Carole Boyd. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/oakh/000667de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Like its popular and acclaimed predecessors, Restoration London and Dr Johnson´s London, this fascinating evocation of Elizabethan London is the result of the author´s passionate interest in the practical details of everyday life and the conditions in which most people lived, which most history books ignore: the streets, houses and gardens; cooking, housework and shopping; clothes, jewellery and make-up; medicine and sex; education, etiquette and hobbies; religion, law and crime. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Liza Picard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/orio/000427de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From poverty to pets, from medicine to magic, from slang to sex, from wallpaper to women´s rights. A glorious portrait of life in London from 1660-1670 by the bestselling author of ELIZABETH´S LONDON. Making use of every possible contemporary source - diaries, memoirs, advice books, government papers, almanacs, even the Register of Patents - Liza Picard presents an enthralling picture of how life in London was really lived in the 1600s: the houses and streets, gardens and parks, cooking, clothes and jewellery, cosmetics, hairdressing, housework, laundry and shopping, medicine and dentistry, sex, education, hobbies, etiquette, law and crime, religion and popular beliefs. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sean Barrett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/orio/000425de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Like its popular and acclaimed predecessor, Restoration London, this book is the result of the author´s passionate interest in the practical details of the everyday life of our ancestors, so often ignored in more conventional history books. Based on every possible contemporary source (diaries, almanacs, newspapers, advice books, memoirs, government papers and reports), Liza Picard examines every aspect of life in London: the streets, houses and gardens; cooking, housework, laundry, and shopping; clothes and jewellery, cosmetics and hairdressing; medicine, sex, hobbies, education, and etiquette; religion and popular beliefs; law and crime. This book spans the years 1740 to 1770, starting when the gin craze was gaining ground and ending when the East Coast of America was still British. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Fiona Shaw. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/orio/000172de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Best-selling author Christopher Winn takes us on a captivating journey around London to discover the unknown tales of our capital´s history. Travelling through the villages and districts that make up the world´s most dynamic metropolis, I Never Knew That About London unearths the hidden gems of legends, firsts, inventions, adventures and birthplaces that shape the city´s compelling and at times turbulent past. See the Chelsea river views that inspired Turner in his final years, and find out where London´s first nude statue is. Explore London´s finest country house in Charlton, and unearth the secrets of the Mother of Parliaments. Spy out the village that gave its name to a car and the Russian word for railway station. Discover which church steeple gave us the design of the traditional wedding cake, where the sandwich was invented, and where in Bond Street you can see London´s oldest artefact. Visit the house where Handel and Jimi Hendrix both lived. Climb the famous 311 steps of the Monument, go from East to West and back again at Greenwich and fly the world´s biggest big wheel. Brimming with facts, stories and snippets providing a spellbinding insight into the history of London, this beautiful listen is guaranteed to inform and amuse in equal measure. Christopher Winn´s first book was the best-selling I Never Knew That About England. A freelance writer and collector of trivia for over 20 years, he has worked with Terry Wogan and Jonathan Ross and sets quiz questions for television as well as for the Daily Mail and the Daily Telegraph. He is also the associate producer of a TV series by ITV on Great Britain, airing in 2014. His website is http://www.i-never-knew-that.com. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Timothy Bentinck. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/023573de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.