A captivating novel of intrigue and survival in pre-war Berlin
Author: Jane Thynne
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Berlin, 1937. The city radiates glamour and ambition. But danger lurks in every shadow… Anna Hansen, a bride-to-be, is a pupil at one of Hitler's notorious Nazi Bride Schools, where young women are schooled on the art of being an SS officer's wife. Then, one night, she is brutally murdered and left in the gardens of the school. Her death will be hushed up and her life forgotten. Clara Vine is an actress at Berlin's famous Ufa studios by day and an undercover British Intelligence agent by night. She knew Anna and is disturbed by news of her death. She cannot understand why someone would want to cover it up, but she soon discovers that Anna's murder is linked to a far more ominous secret. With the newly abdicated Edward VIII and his wife Wallis set to arrive in Berlin, and the Mitford sisters dazzling on the social scene, Clara must work in the darkness to find the truth and send it back to London. It is a dangerous path she treads, and it will take everything she has to survive… The Winter Garden is published as Woman in the Shadows in the US.
So who put the body in with the spring bulbs? The merest hint of spring has arrived in Cheshire, and so has young reporter Daisy Dalrymple. The feisty flapper's visit is a breath of fresh air for gloomy Occles Hall. But while photographing the rather barren grounds, Daisy spots that someone's been digging among the first green shoots - and much to her horror unearths the corpse of missing parlour maid Grace Moss. So begins an extraordinary adventure, as first the dead woman's shocking secret is revealed and then Daisy swiftly realizes she needs to catch the killer before she herself is left pushing up the daisies . . . Praise for the Daisy Dalrymple series: 'Manners (P G Wodehouse-style) and mystery get equal time in a low-key story with considerable charm.' Kirkus Reviews 'Engaging . . . Dunn's style gives an entertaining spark.' Publishers Weekly
Winter. A time when colour, beauty, and fragrance disappear. The garden is prepared for protection against the old and then abandoned. In this book, the authors focus on gardens in the Southeast, meticulously describing the characteristics and vital growth information for each plant. Full-colour, detailed photographs exhibit several of the species from beautiful winter gardens in that region. Plants that endure the cold months successfully are categorised according to the features that make them aesthetic winter adornments: texture; pods, fruits, plumes, and berries; blossoms; fragrance; evergreen foliage.
The author shows gardeners how they can look at and enjoy their garden from the comfort of indoors during winter. It features ideas for making Christmas decorations using materials from the garden, including wreaths, and provides ideas for what can live indoors in pots in winter.
Create a Garden that Shines Through the Forgotten Season
Author: Val Bourne
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
Provides suggestions for berries, evergreens, seedheads, trees, and shrubs that thrive in winter, and demonstrates how to create visually appealing areas using stone, pebbles, gravel, bronze, and wood.
Penhaligon's Scented Treasury of Winter Verse and Prose
Author: Sheila Pickles
Category: Scented books
A collection of verse, scented with the fragrances of spring, features the words of such notable poets and writers as Walt Whitman, Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, William Blake, Emily Bronte, and William Wordsworth. 20,000 first printing.
Can death be conquered? When Immanuel Winter set off to the banks of the Thames, he never thought his life would be changed forever. Emmeline Jardine, a young Spiritualist medium, drowns, but the potion given to Immanuel by his mother brings her back from the dead and irrevocably intertwines their souls. But Emmeline and Immanuel aren't the only ones aware of his ancestors' legacy. Understanding the potential of such an elixir, the ruthlessly ambitious Alastair Rose knows securing the mysteries of death will get him everything he desires: power, a title, but more importantly, dominion over the dead and the living. Unaware of what the dashing madman is capable of, Emmeline follows him deeper into a world of corrupt mediums, unscrupulous scientists, and murder. All that stands between Lord Rose and his prize is the boy who refuses to die, but both men know the key to stopping him lies within the girl who shares Immanuel's soul.