Charles Carter—a.k.a. Carter the Great—is a young master performer whose skill as an illusionist exceeds even that of the great Houdini. But nothing in his career has prepared Carter for the greatest stunt of all, which stars none other than President Warren G. Harding and which could end up costing Carter the reputation he has worked so hard to create. Filled with historical references that evoke the excesses and exuberance of Roaring Twenties, pre-Depression America, Carter Beats the Devil is a complex and illuminating story of one man's journey through a magical—and sometimes dangerous—world, where illusion is everything.
Nick Dacre is the epitome of the classic rock star. Women, booze and luxury are handed to him on a daily basis and life is great. Until another alcohol fuelled sexual encounter forces him to realise that, in spite of his many achievements, his life and the relationships therein have no real meaning. Now feeling trapped in a life he is expected to continue leading a terrifying event forces him to re-evaluate his future. The words of a stunning and feisty, Scottish chambermaid, met whilst on tour in London, return to haunt him. Are her words the key to the drastic changes he needs to make? Will he find himself but lose his heart in the process?
Themes: Hi-Lo, adapted classics, low level classics, graphic novel. These literary masterpieces are made easy and interesting. This series features classic tales retold with color illustrations to introduce literature to struggling readers. Each 64-page softcover book retains key phrases and quotations from the original classics. Journey between London and Paris during that perilous time known as "The French Revolution." This is a story of two men that look alike- one in danger of being beheaded by the guillotine, and the other, a hero that sacrifices his own life for his friend. The French Revolution has been called "The Reign of Terror," and you will feel the terror in your own bones as you read!
This is aimed at all those writers interested in the area of historical fiction and who are keen to know more about it. The many different kinds of historical fiction are covered in detail - the family saga, the romance, the nostalgia novel, the adventure story, the 'straight' historical. The particular requirements of this genre are that the novel must be believable. Painstaking, but enjoyable research needs to be carried out to establish convincing background and characters. Observations from a number of leading historical novelists, including Rosemary Sutcliff, Winston Graham and Jean Plaidy are included in the book. Rhona Martin won the Georgette Heyer Historical Novel Award for Gallows Wedding. Other novels include The Unicorn Summer, Mango Walk and Goodbye Sally.