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Amenable Women

Author: Mavis Cheek

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131704558

Category: Historical fiction

Page: 344

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Flora Chapman is in her fifties when her husband dies in a bizarre ballooning accident. Seizing upon her new found freedom, she decides to finish the history of their village that Edward had begun. A reference to Anne of Cleves, Henry VIII's fourth wife who he rejected for being ugly, captures her imagination as she begins to delve deeper into the life of this neglected figure. Meanwhile, in the Louvre, Holbein's portrait of Anne of Cleves senses the tug of a connection and she begins to tell the story of the injustices she suffered and just how she survived her marriage . . .
Amenable Women
Language: en
Pages: 344
Authors: Mavis Cheek
Categories: Historical fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008 - Publisher: Faber & Faber

Flora Chapman is in her fifties when her husband dies in a bizarre ballooning accident. Seizing upon her new found freedom, she decides to finish the history of their village that Edward had begun. A reference to Anne of Cleves, Henry VIII's fourth wife who he rejected for being ugly,
Marked Women
Language: en
Pages: 464
Authors: Russell Campbell
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-04-05 - Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

Julia Roberts played a prostitute, famously, in Pretty Woman. So did Jodie Foster in Taxi Driver, Jane Fonda in Klute, Anna Karina in Vivre sa vie, Greta Garbo in Anna Christie, and Charlize Theron, who won an Academy Award for Monster. This engaging and generously illustrated study explores the depiction
Ohio
Language: en
Pages: 472
Authors: Andrew Robert Lee Cayton
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002 - Publisher: Ohio State University Press

As the state of Ohio prepares to celebrate its bicentennial in 2003, Andrew R. L. Cayton offers an account of ways in which diverse citizens have woven its history. Ohio: The History of a People, centers around the many stories Ohioans have told about life in their state. The founders
Accusations of Unbelief in Islam
Language: en
Pages: 552
Authors: Camilla Adang, Hassan Ansari, Maribel Fierro, Sabine Schmidtke
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-10-19 - Publisher: BRILL

The present volume offers nineteen studies of takfīr: accusations of unbelief, covering different periods and parts of the Muslim world. Takfīr was and is an effective instrument to delegitimize one's opponents, who may face social exclusion or even persecution.
The Story of the Purple Lady
Language: en
Pages: 119
Authors: Olga Kryuchkova
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-03-01 - Publisher: Babelcube Inc.

Japan, Heian period, turn of X-XI centuries. Young Murasaki Shikibu (who shall further become a famous novelist and poet, author of the famous ‘The Tale of Genji’) comes of age and immediately after that arrives to the court of the Emperor Ichijō... She gets caught up in the whirling of