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  • The Disastrous Mrs. Weldonby Brian Thompson

    Crown/Archetype 2002; US$ 15.95

    Born to fanatically snobbish Victorian parents, Georgina Weldon grew up to wreak havoc on almost everyone she met. She was supposed to marry well and restore the family fortune, but soon proved to have other ideas. Her scandalous affair with a married man and her defiant marriage to the less-than-prosperous young hussar officer Harry Weldon were just... more...

  • The Widow's Secretby Brian Thompson

    Random House 2009; US$ 11.27

    Bella Wallis is a respectable society woman with a secret identity: in an office buried deep within the seedy backstreets of London, she writes sensationalist novels exposing the scoundrels that litter high society under the pen name Henry Ellis Margam. So when a crested cigar case is found near the body of a murdered prostitute, Bella and her friends... more...

  • The Player's Curseby Brian Thompson

    Random House 2012; US$ 11.27

    Bella Wallis ? respectable society widow with a secret identity as a writer of sensationalist novels ? is now happily engaged to the love of her life, Philip Westland. But Westland?s shadowy job, working for the British government, continually takes him abroad and away from the charismatic, impatient Bella. And then there is the matter of Westland?s... more...

  • The Sailor's Ransomby Brian Thompson

    Random House 2011; US$ 11.27

    London is alive with gossip about the thrilling new book by sensationalist author Henry Ellis Margam, but only a select group of people know that the real author is beautiful widow, and member of high society, Bella Wallis. One of her confidantes is the dashing Philip Westland, who comes to Bella now with a problem: his best friend Kennet is smitten... more...

  • Bella Wallisby Brian Thompson

    Random House 2013; US$ 26.78

    Bella Wallis is a glamorous widow with a secret identity: in an office buried deep within the dodgy backstreets of Victorian London, she writes sensationalist novels exposing the scoundrels that litter high society under the pen name Henry Ellis Margam. With dodgy deals, scheming aristocrats and stolen kisses behind closed doors, prize-winning author... more...

  • A Corner of Paradiseby Brian Thompson

    Random House 2013; US$ 12.68

    In 1973, Brian Thompson kissed the impossibly glamorous Elizabeth North for the first time, in a busy supermarket car park along the Leeds ring road. This is the story of the unexpectedly joyous consequences ? ones to baffle many, not least themselves ? until her death, aged 78. Both were writers, though they came from opposite ends of the social... more...

  • Imperial Vanities: The Adventures of the Baker Brothers and Gordon of Khartoumby Brian Thompson

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; US$ 8.28

    A true story of empire set in the Crimea, Sudan, Ceylon and Egypt ? beautifully written and shot through with real psychological and historical insight. more...

  • A Monkey Among Crocodiles: The Life, Loves and Lawsuits of Mrs Georgina Weldon ? a disastrous Victorian [Text only]by Brian Thompson

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; US$ 8.28

    This Edition does not include illustrations. A hilariously funny history of a bizarre 19th-century life of the woman who was a proto-type Pankhurst. The non-fiction debut of one of the most talented comic historians of social manners. more...

  • The Impact of Climate Change and Bioenergy on Nutritionby Brian Thompson; Marc J Cohen

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 127.49

    This book examines the links between current environmental issues and food and nutrition security. It provides a unique collection of nutrition statistics, climate change projections, biofuel scenarios and food security information. more...

  • The Dyerville Talesby M. P. Kozlowsky; Brian Thompson

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 5.99

    "Kozlowsky deftly intertwines imagination and adventure with sobering realities; while the story arc itself engrosses and the grandfather's fairy tale?like quest enchants, he underpins the novel with an unceasing melancholy that remembers the human heart, its pain, and its need for hope."? The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (starred... more...