Best Amelia Smith books

Longford Castle: The Treasures and the Collectors

Amelia Smith

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Nestled alongside the River Avon near Salisbury, in Wiltshire, Longford Castle is a wonderful example of an Elizabethan country house, carefully maintained and preserved to this day. But until recently, it has been relatively little known compared to other English country houses. This book will help to change that. Based on extensive research in the archives of the Bouverie family, which has owned the castle for centuries, it tells the story of the house; its breathtaking collection of art, collected over centuries; and its remarkable furnishings, created by the finest craftsmen of the day. The first glimpse inside this very private house that only recent opened to the public for the first time, and perfect for the armchair traveler or history buff, this book offers all the delights of a country house visit.

The Defenders' Apprentice (Dragonsfall) (Volume 1)

Amelia Smith

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The Defenders' order is dying, but that's no surprise. After all, they've been in hiding for over a hundred years, and apprentices are getting harder to find – hardly anyone can see the dragons any more. Eppie picked pockets on the streets of Anamat for years before one of the Defenders noticed her. She hid well, but one day she picked the wrong pocket, or was it the right one? She sets out to help try to save the dragon Tiada, but if her mentor and the others fall in the battle, who will defend the dragons against the next set of invaders?

The Shirley Letters from the California Mines, 1851-1852

Louise Amelia Knapp Smith Clappe

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The Shirley Letters, written from the mining camps in 1851 and 1852, are something valuable and rare--a portrait by a woman of an era dominated by men. They offer a vivid picture of gold rush life, from accounts of ''murders, fearful accidents, bloody deaths, a mob, whippings, a hanging, an attempt at suicide, and a fatal duel'' to bars lined with ''that eternal crimson calico which flushes the whole social life of the Golden State,'' and the rare and welcome luxury of oyster feasts. With the ''wild grandeur and awful magnificence'' of the Sierra as background, this classic account presents a picture of the gold rush that is at times humorous, at times empathetic, and always trustworthy.

The Turncoat Prince (Dragonsfall) (Volume 2)

Amelia Smith

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Darna is just a guildswoman, or so she’d like to think, but her alleged father was the prince of a backwater province. Her uncle assassinated him to claim the throne, and now he's coming after her. With assassins on her heels, Darna takes on a job in the remote province of Slaradun. The prince is irate to find that this limping woman has replaced the able-bodied man he hired, but according to the contract, he’s stuck with her for the season. Darna finds the prince arrogant and high-handed, but he’s also intelligent and well-read. As winter closes in on Slaradun keep, late night conversations turn from sea walls to more intimate territory, and the province’s lost dragon reappears. This book is the second in the Dragonsfall trilogy.

Scrapplings (Chronicles of Anamat) (Volume 1)

Amelia Smith

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Darna shouldn't have been born – priestesses aren't supposed to have babies – and she most certainly shouldn't see dragons. After all, no one else does, except in Anamat, or so the minstrels say. She sets out for the city of Anamat. Along the way, she meets Myril, an older girl with frequent premonitions and an eerie sense of hearing. Then there's Iola, who is so dragon-struck that she actually wants to be a priestess. She's blind to the corruption in the temples. Thorat is Iola's champion. He sees dragons as much as the girls do, but unlike them he blends easily in to a crowd. Apart from these four, the city seems to be nearly as dragon-blind as the provinces. Darna scavenges for scraps, but apprenticeships cost more than she’s likely to earn. When she's offered a sack of gold beads for a small bit of thieving, she takes her chances... and ends up angering the dragon herself.

Frommer's France (Frommer's Color Complete)

Jane Anson

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Full-color throughout

Free full-color, foldout map

Completely updated

  • Our local authors blend late-breaking developments, including the best new restaurants in Paris and Lyon, with tips for visiting France's most enduring attractions, such as Notre-Dame, Mont-St-Michel, Loire Valley chateaux, and the vineyards of Bordeaux and Burgundy among other regions.
  • Frommer's France includes custom itineraries for families and foodies; the best shopping, dining experiences, accommodation, and nightlife for every generation and budget; top spots and tips for skiing in the Alps; best beaches on the Cote d'Azur; and dozens of city, regional, and institutional maps - including the grounds of Versailles and floor plans of the Louvre and Notre Dame in Paris.
  • Opinionated reviews. No bland descriptions and lukewarm recommendations. Our expert writers are passionate about their destinations--they tell it like it is in an engaging and helpful way.
  • Exact prices listed for every establishment and activity--no other guides offer such detailed, candid reviews of hotels and restaurants. We include the very best, but also emphasize moderately priced choices for real people.
  • User-friendly features including star ratings and special icons to point readers to great finds, excellent values, insider tips, best bets for kids, special moments, and overrated experiences.

Amelia Earhart: Young Aviator (Childhood of Famous Americans)

Beatrice Gormley

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From her childhood years to her mysterious disappearance, this biography for middle readers provides an insightful telling of the life and accomplishments of this famous aviator. Original.

Ponto de Encontro: Portuguese as a World Language

Anna Klobucka

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Ponto de Encontro is the first Portuguese language textbook that gives the student the choice to learn either Brazilian or European Portuguese. While it seeks to emphasize commonalities, Ponto also highlights and preserves important differences in both vocabulary and grammar. This program provides an ample, flexible, communication-oriented framework for a beginning or intermediate student of Portuguese.

Frommer's France 2012 (Frommer's Color Complete)

Alison Culliford

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The Dream. [P. F.]

Amelia Smith

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