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The Chessmen

The Chessmen Book
Author : Peter May
Publisher : riverrun
Release : 2021-12-29
ISBN : 9781529419450
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download The Chessmen book written by Peter May, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

The Chessmen Thief

The Chessmen Thief Book
Author : Barbara Henderson
Publisher : Pokey Hat
Release : 2021-04-29
ISBN : 9781911279853
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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12-year-old Kylan is a Viking slave; when he gets the chance to return to the Hebrides, the Lewis Chessmen he helped carve become his only hope of escape and survival.

The Chessmen of Mars

The Chessmen of Mars Book
Author : Edgar Rice Burroughs
Publisher : 1st World Publishing
Release : 2004-09
ISBN : 9781595402158
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Impetuous and headstrong, Tara, Princess of Helium and daughter of John Carter, defies the elements by flying into a rare, fierce Martian storm. Hurtled half a planet from her home she is threatened by grotesque, flesh eating monsters and barbarous warriors.

The Chessmen

The Chessmen Book
Author : Peter May
Publisher : RiverRun
Release : 2012-11-19
ISBN : 0857382187
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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THE NAIL-BITING, BESTSELLING FINAL CHAPTER IN THE LEWIS TRILOGY 'One of the best regarded crime series of recent years' Independent 'Peter May is a writer I'd follow to the ends of the earth' New York Times PETER MAY: THE MAN WHO BROUGHT MURDER TO THE OUTER HEBRIDES THE NEW START Fin Macleod, now head of security on a privately owned Lewis estate, is charged with investigating a spate of illegal game-hunting taking place on the island. THE OLD FRIEND This mission reunites him with Whistler Macaskill - a local poacher, Fin's teenage intimate, and possessor of a long-buried secret. THE FINAL CHAPTER But when this reunion takes a violent, sinister turn and Fin puts together the fractured pieces of the past, he realizes that revealing the truth could destroy the future. LOVED THE LEWIS TRILOGY? Read Peter May's other Hebrides thrillers, COFFIN ROAD and I'LL KEEP YOU SAFE. LOVE PETER MAY? Buy his latest frontlist thriller, A SILENT DEATH

The Lewis Chessmen Unmasked

The Lewis Chessmen Unmasked Book
Author : David H. Caldwell
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2010
ISBN : 9781905267941
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book was written to accompany a travelling exhibition about new research on the Lewis chessmen. National Museums Scotland and the British Museum partnered in creating the exhibition, The Lewis Chessmen: Unmasked.

The Lewis Man

The Lewis Man Book
Author : Peter May
Publisher : Quercus
Release : 2014-09-02
ISBN : 1623658209
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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THE SPELL-BINDING SECOND NOVEL IN PETER MAY'S INTERNATIONALLY BESTSELLING LEWIS TRILOGY' "HAUNTING." --PUBLISHERS WEEKLY (STARRED REVIEW) "STUNNING." --LIBRARY JOURNAL (STARRED REVIEW) "MAY IS SUPERB." --THE TORONTO STAR Fin Macleod has returned to the Isle of Lewis, the storm-tossed, wind-scoured outer Hebridean island where he was born and raised. Having left behind his adult life in Edinburgh--including his wife and his career in the police force--the former Detective Inspector is intent on repairing past relationships and restoring his parents' derelict cottage. His plans are interrupted when an unidentified corpse is recovered from a Lewis peat bog. The only clue to its identity is a DNA match to a local farmer, the now-senile Tormod Macdonald--the father of Fin's childhood sweetheart, Marsaili--a man who has claimed throughout his life to be an only child, practically an orphan. Reluctantly drawn into the investigation, Fin uncovers deep family secrets even as he draws closer to the killer who wishes to keep them hidden.

Ivory Vikings The Mystery of the Most Famous Chessmen in the World and the Woman Who Made Them

Ivory Vikings  The Mystery of the Most Famous Chessmen in the World and the Woman Who Made Them Book
Author : Nancy Marie Brown
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
Release : 2015-09-01
ISBN : 1466879130
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In the early 1800's, on a Hebridean beach in Scotland, the sea exposed an ancient treasure cache: 93 chessmen carved from walrus ivory. Norse netsuke, each face individual, each full of quirks, the Lewis Chessmen are probably the most famous chess pieces in the world. Harry played Wizard's Chess with them in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Housed at the British Museum, they are among its most visited and beloved objects. Questions abounded: Who carved them? Where? Nancy Marie Brown's Ivory Vikings explores these mysteries by connecting medieval Icelandic sagas with modern archaeology, art history, forensics, and the history of board games. In the process, Ivory Vikings presents a vivid history of the 400 years when the Vikings ruled the North Atlantic, and the sea-road connected countries and islands we think of as far apart and culturally distinct: Norway and Scotland, Ireland and Iceland, and Greenland and North America. The story of the Lewis chessmen explains the economic lure behind the Viking voyages to the west in the 800s and 900s. And finally, it brings from the shadows an extraordinarily talented woman artist of the twelfth century: Margret the Adroit of Iceland.

The Chessmen of Doom

The Chessmen of Doom Book
Author : John Bellairs
Publisher : Open Road Media
Release : 2014-04-01
ISBN : 1497623340
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In a thrilling adventure, a young sleuth and his professor friend are challenged to solve a riddle and win a fortune Professor Roderick Childermass may be the strangest person Johnny Dixon has ever met, but compared to his brother Peregrine, the professor is practically normal. Peregrine is a born trickster, and when he knows his death is near, he sends a letter promising the professor his entire $10,000,000 estate—assuming he can solve one final riddle. The professor feels that his brother is mocking him from beyond the grave. If Peregrine were alive, he says, he’d kill him. To crack the puzzle and claim the fortune, Johnny and the professor head north to the wild countryside of far-off Maine. They’ll find that the riddle is the least of their problems. To inherit the money, the professor must stay alive until the end of the summer, and since everyone in Maine seems to want Peregrine’s heir dead, survival will be no easy task. From the author of the Lewis Barnavelt novels, including The House with a Clock in Its Walls, the Johnny Dixon series is full of fun, adventure, and supernatural chills, along with “believable and likable characters” who are a delight to spend time with (The New York Times).

The Chessmen of Mars Illustrated

The Chessmen of Mars Illustrated Book
Author : Edgar Rice Burroughs
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2021-07-10
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Chessmen of Mars is a science fantasy novel by American writer Edgar Rice Burroughs, the fifth of his Barsoom series. Burroughs began writing it in January, 1921, and the finished story was first published in Argosy All-Story Weekly as a six-part serial in the issues for February 18 and 25 and March 4, 11, 18 and 25, 1922. It was later published as a complete novel by A. C. McClurg in November 1922.

I ll Keep You Safe

I ll Keep You Safe Book
Author : Peter May
Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
Release : 2018-01-21
ISBN : 1387532545
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Friends since childhood, and lovers and business partners as adults, Niamh and Ruairidh are owners of a small Hebridean company, Ranish Tweed, that weaves its own very special version of Harris Tweed. Although it's a small company, their fabrics have become internationally sought-after as a niche brand in the world of fashion and haute couture. But the threads of their relationship are beginning to fray. As they prepare for an important showing at the Première Vision fabric fair, held in Paris every year, Niamh accuses Ruairidh of having an affair with Irina, a Russian fashion designer they work with--a fight that ends with Ruairidh storming off and getting into Irina's car. Moments later, Niamh watches in horror as the car containing her life partner explodes in a ball of flame.

The Lewis Chessmen

The Lewis Chessmen Book
Author : James Robinson
Publisher : British Museum Publications Limited
Release : 2004
ISBN : 9780714150239
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Lewis chessmen were found hidden on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland, in the early nineteenth century. Probably made in Norway around AD 1150-1200, they consist of elaborately worked walrus ivory in the forms of seated kings and queens, mitred bishops, knights on their mounts, standing warders and pawns. This book takes a look at the many theories surrounding the ownership of the pieces, why they were hidden and how exactly they were discovered, and places them in the wider context of the ancient game of chess and secular culture of the Middle Ages.

The Chessman of Mars

The Chessman of Mars Book
Author : Edgar Rice Burroughs
Publisher : Graphic Arts Books
Release : 2021-03-02
ISBN : 1513277111
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Tara and Gahan are each Barsoomian royalty, residing in two prominent cities, Helium, and Gathol. Hoping to align the cities and enjoy the advantages of a romantic union, Gahan wishes to marry Tara. However, Tara does not reciprocate this love. After rejecting the engagement, Tara sets out in her flying ship. When she flies into a turbulent storm, Tara crashes her ship in an unknown territory. Unharmed but still in danger, Tara is forced to run from her ship to escape the wild animals of the area, falling into a trap. Kidnapped by Kaldanes, a group of Barsoomians with large heads and six crab-like legs, Tara must find a way to save herself before her captors achieve their plan of eating her. Meanwhile, perturbed by her disappearance, Gahan sets out to find Tara. But when he runs into the same storm Tara crashed in, his ship goes down, leaving him in a similar predicament. Through stealth, charm, and cleverness, Tara and Gahan are able to escape with their new friend, Ghek. When they find themselves in an isolated city, the trio are trapped once again, and this time, they’ll have to win a violent and deadly game to reclaim their freedom. Continuing the legacy of the mighty John Carter, The Chessman of Mars depicts a new generation’s adventures on the thrilling planet of Mars. With imaginative prose, romance, and adventure, Burroughs’ The Chessmen of Mars still fosters an exhilarating reading experience nearly one-hundred years after its publication. This edition of The Chessmen of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs features a new, eye-catching cover design and is printed in an easy-to-read font. With these accommodations, The Chessmen of Mars caters to a modern audience while preserving the original wonder and adventure of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ work.

Hebrides

Hebrides Book
Author : Peter May
Publisher : Quercus
Release : 2015-12-15
ISBN : 1623657946
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Since the publication of The Blackhouse in 2011, the books of Peter May's groundbreaking Lewis Trilogy have enthralled millions of readers around the world with powerfully evocative descriptions of the Outer Hebrides. From its peat bogs and heather-coated hills, from its weather-beaten churches and crofters cottages to its cold clear rills choked with rainwater, the islands off the northwest coast of Scotland have been brought to vivid life by this accomplished novelist. Now, Peter May and photographer David Wilson present a photographic record of the countless locations around the Hebridean archipelago that so inspired May when he was bringing the islands of detective Fin McLeod's childhood to the page. From the tiny southern island of Barra to the largest and most northern island of Lewis, travel the storm-whipped North Atlantic scenery with May as he once again strolls the wild and breathtaking countryside that gave birth to his masterful trilogy of novels.

The Lewis Chessmen

The Lewis Chessmen Book
Author : David Caldwell
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2014-04
ISBN : 9781905267859
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The 93 Lewis Chessmen, bought by the British Museum and by what is now the National Museum of Scotland in the mid nineteenth century, were made in twelfth century Scandinavia, from ivory and whales' teeth. They continue to fascinate academics from various disciplines, as well as museum visitors. In 2014 six of the British Museum's collection will be moved and displayed in a purpose-built museum in Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, about 20 miles from where they were discovered. This timely, scholarly book includes looking at who ruled the isles at the time the Chessmen were made and a history of the ivory trade in the north Atlantic.

Among Herders of Inner Mongolia

Among Herders of Inner Mongolia Book
Author : Christel Braae
Publisher : Aarhus Universitetsforlag
Release : 2017-10-20
ISBN : 877184497X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This is a study of a unique collection of Inner Mongolian artifacts at the National Museum of Denmark. They are described, analyzed and presented in a catalogue of more than 800 items, documenting the daily life of pastoral society in and around the tent, in the herding of the animals, in caravan trade and in hunting, crafts, sports and games, and in ritual life. Information about the objects was obtained during two expeditions to Inner Mongolia in the 1930s led by the Danish author Henning Haslund-Christensen, who had many years' experience of travel and expedition life in Mongolia. This is also a detailed account of the expeditions; of the routes, means and measures, as well as the worries and hopes of the participants; of their struggles with scientific aspirations; and of the conditions for collecting against the backdrop of the Chinese civil war and the Japanese occupation. The First and Second Danish Expeditions to Central Asia took place in 1936-1937 and 1938-1939 respectively. These expeditions were the sole foreign parties with access to the area at the time, and therefore their members were among the few observers of Inner Mongolian pastoral society at a time and place for which information was, and still is, scant and fragmented. Hence, the material objects and data obtained are of great scientific importance in the documentation of the life and material culture of Inner Mongolian herders in the 1930s - the main subject of the present book.

The Lewis Chessmen

The Lewis Chessmen Book
Author : Michael Taylor
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1978
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The ivory carvings discovered in 1831 on the Isle of Lewis form the largest and finest group of chessmen to have survived. All the pieces are carved in morse ivory, that is, the tusks of the walrus, and are brilliant examples of 12th century design.

The Lewis Chessmen and the Enigma of the Hoard

The Lewis Chessmen and the Enigma of the Hoard Book
Author : Neil Stratford
Publisher : British Museum Publications Limited
Release : 1997
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A great hoard of 12th-century chesspieces was discovered in 1831 on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, in circumstances which have never been fully explained. Carved from walrus tusks, the Lewis chessmen have been described as the greatest chessmen of the European Middle Ages.

Chessman

Chessman Book
Author : Jeffrey B. Burton
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2013
ISBN : 9781849822428
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A copycat serial killer in D.C. provokes the real murderer to come out of hiding to put a stop to his brutal imitationsHidden forces are willing to kill any and all who stand in the way of untold billions of dollars. To throw the authorities off track, they borrow the signature style of a brutal serial killer - the Chessman - who stalked the corridors of power in Washington, D.C., some years earlier. The ruse works brilliantly, except for one minor detail: the real Chessman is not pleased that someone has stolen his M.O. Enter ex-FBI agent Drew Cady, who finds himself being sucked back into a casethat crippled him both physically and emotionally, the very case that almost took his life. By capturing the Chessman and his blood-soaked copycat, Cady has one last shot at redemption - if he can survive, that is.

Cast Iron

Cast Iron Book
Author : Peter May
Publisher : Quercus
Release : 2017-10-03
ISBN : 1681441594
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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IN THE RED-HOT FINALE TO PETER MAY'S CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED ENZO FILES, ENZO MACLEOD WILL FACE HIS MOST CHALLENGING COLD CASE YET. "ENDS MACLEOD'S QUEST WITH A FLOURISH." ---MARILYN STASIO, THE NEW YORK TIMES "A SATISFYING SURPRISE." --PUBLISHERS WEEKLY (STARRED REVIEW) "THE LAST SHALL BE BEST." --KIRKUS REVIEWS Western France, 1989A weeping killer deposits the unconscious body of twenty-year-old Lucie Martin, her head wrapped in a blue plastic bag, into the waters of a picturesque lake. Lot-et-Garonne, 2003 Fourteen years later, a summer heat wave parches the countryside, killing trees and bushes and drying out streams. In the scorched mud and desiccated slime of the lake, a fisherman finds a skeleton wearing a bag over its skull. Paris, October 2011 In an elegant apartment in Paris, forensic expert Enzo Macleod, now fifty-six years old, pores over the scant evidence of the sixth and final cold case he has been challenged to solve. The most obvious suspect is Régis Blanc, a former pimp already imprisoned for the murders of three sex workers, who may have been Lucie's lover in the months before her disappearance. But Régis has a solid alibi, and Enzo has a feeling the real explanation might be more complicated. In taking on this old and seemingly impossible-to-crack case, Enzo puts everything and everyone he holds dear in terrible danger--and in ways even he never could have imagined.

The Peter May Collection

The Peter May Collection Book
Author : Peter May
Publisher : RiverRun
Release : 2020-04-23
ISBN : 1529411726
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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#1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE BLACKHOUSE 'A TERRIFIC WRITER' MARK BILLINGHAM **PETER MAY: OVER 4.5 MILLION COPIES SOLD WORLDWIDE* A collection of Peter May's bestselling standalone titles, this omnibus edition includes Entry Island, Coffin Road and I'll Keep You Safe. -------------------- ENTRY ISLAND A detective is haunted by the feeling he knows his murder suspect - despite the fact they have never met. IF YOU FLEE FATE... When Detective Sime Mackenzie is sent from Montreal to investigate a murder on the remote Entry Island, 850 miles from the Canadian mainland, he leaves behind him a life of sleeplessness and regret. FATE WILL FIND YOU... But what had initially seemed an open-and-shut case takes on a disturbing dimension when he meets the prime suspect, the victim's wife, and is convinced that he knows her - even though they have never met. And when his insomnia becomes punctuated by dreams of a distant Scottish past in another century, this murder in the Gulf of St. Lawrence leads him down a path he could never have foreseen, forcing him to face a conflict between his professional duty and his personal destiny. -------------------- COFFIN ROAD A man stands bewildered on a deserted beach on the Hebridean Isle of Harris. He cannot remember who he is. The only clue to his identity is a folded map of a path named the Coffin Road. He does not know where this search will take him. A detective from Lewis sits aboard a boat, filled with doubt. DS George Gunn knows that a bludgeoned corpse has been discovered on a remote rock twenty miles offshore. He does not know if he has what it takes to uncover how and why. A teenage girl lies in her Edinburgh bedroom, desperate to discover the truth about her scientist father's suicide. Two years on, Karen Fleming still cannot accept that he would wilfully abandon her. She does not yet know his secret. Coffin Road follows three perilous journeys towards one shocking truth - and the realisation that ignorance can kill us. -------------------- I'LL KEEP YOU SAFE A stunning standalone thriller from Peter May, alternating between the glamorous fashion world of Paris and the rugged beauty of the Isle of Harris. WHATEVER HAPPENS Niamh and Ruairidh Macfarlane co-own the Hebridean company Ranish Tweed. On a business trip to Paris to promote their luxury brand, Niamh learns of Ruairidh's affair, and then looks on as he and his lover are killed by a car bomb. She returns home to Lewis, bereft. I'LL ALWAYS BE THERE FOR YOU Niamh begins to look back on her life with Ruairidh, desperate to identify anyone who may have held a grudge against him. The French police, meanwhile, have ruled out terrorism, and ruled in murder - and sent Detective Sylvie Braque to shadow their prime suspect: Niamh. I'LL KEEP YOU SAFE, NO MATTER WHAT As one woman works back through her memories, and the other moves forward with her investigation, the two draw ever closer to a deadly enemy with their own, murderous, designs.