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Paperback:A Celebration of India:2022 Paperback
Author: Ganeri, Anita
Year: 2022
Description: Originally published: 2021 Includes bibliographical references and index What comes to mind when you think of India? The mesmerising Taj Mahal? Huge elephants and agile monkeys, shimmering silks and spicy food? India is all these things and many others. Its sights, smells, wealth and poverty have fascinated visitors for hundreds of years. Its history is one of trade and invasion - from the Aryans to the British Raj. Each has left its mark, adding to India's extraordinary diversity. In 2022, it is 75 years since India gained independence from its latest conquerors - the British. Today, India is the world's largest democracy with, until Covid 19, a burgeoning economy, and active technology, space and nuclear programmes. Tradition still co-exists alongside modernisation, giving a tantalising mix of old and new.
Large print:Titans of War:2022:Large print ed Large print
Author: Smith, Wilbur
Author: Chadbourn, Mark
Year: 2022
Description: For over fifty years Egypt has known nothing but war and devastation at the hands of the Hyksos, a bloodthirsty barbarian people from the distant east who continue to advance, crushing armies in their wake. Times are desperate, but throughout the conflict, a brave resistance fights on under the great Taita, a slave who has risen far beyond his ranks. Piay, entrusted into Taita's care by his parents at the age of just five, has been trained to become a great spy, unmatched by any other. Determined to prove his worth, he embarks on a dangerous mission to the lands in the north - to Mycenae and through the heart of Hyksos land and across the great sea - to find allies to help defend Egypt. As the situation becomes increasingly precarious, and the fate of the kingdom is hanging in the balance, can Piay succeed in his quest or will this mean the end of the glory that is Egypt once and for all?
Large print:The Women of Fishers Wharf:2022:Large print ed. Large print
Author: Baines, Tracy
Year: 2022
Description: Great Grimsby, 1912 After the death of his father and brother, newlywed fisherman Alec Hardy decides to make a fresh start with his young wife Letty and move from Lowestoft to the thriving fishing port of Grimsby in search of a brighter future. Young Letty is from farming stock and knows nothing of the hard life as a fishermen's wife but is willing to leave behind her warm hearted and loving family and embrace the challenge. But where Alec goes, so does his widowed mother, Carrie and she has yet to come to terms with taking second place in her son's life. She resents her son's choice of wife and the two women clash. With Alec at sea for weeks on end and with her grieving and bitter mother-in-law as her only companion Letty seeks escape among the streets of Fish Dock Wharf. Can Letty help them break free from the shadows of the past or will she be bound by Carrie's insistence that they cling to the old ways?
Large print:The Princess He Must Marry:2022:Large print ed Large print
Author: James, Jadesola
Year: 2022

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