- ASIN: B01NAW0TBB
A Fatal Gift
Two Dierks sisters, natives of Georgia, have written "A Fatal Gift" which portrays American history of the deep south told through a fictional love story, political scheming and murder mystery based on illegal radioactive dumping in the South and the coverup that ensues spanning from 1950 thru 1984, but rings eerily true to today's current events.
- ASIN: 1466432268
The Fatal Gift of Beauty: The Trials of Amanda
The sexually violent murder of twenty-one-year-old British student Meredith Kercher in Perugia, Italy, on the night of November 1, 2007, became an international sensation when one of Kercher’s housemates, twenty-year-old Seattle native Amanda Knox, as well as her Italian boyfriend and a troubled local man Knox said she “vaguely” knew, was arrested and charged with the murder. The Fatal Gift of Beauty is award-winning author and journalist Nina Burleigh’s mesmerizing literary investigation of the murder, the controversial prosecution, the conviction and twenty-six-year sentence of Knox, the machinations of Italian justice, and the underground depravity and clash of cultures in one of central -Italy’s most beloved cities. When Perugia authorities concluded that the murder was part of a dark, twisted rite—a “sex game”—led by the American with an uncanny resemblance to Perugia’s Madonna, they unleashed a media frenzy from Rome to London to New York and Seattle. The story drew an international cult obsessed with “Foxy Knoxy,” a pretty honor student on a junior year abroad, who either woke up one morning into a nightmare of superstition and misogyny—the dark side of Italy—or participated in something unspeakable. The investigation b...
- ASIN: 0307588580
The Fatal Gift of Beauty: The Final Years of Byron And
Illustrated with many black & white photographs. A dramatic re-creation of the tempestuous final years of Byron and Shelley
- ASIN: B000IVG29Y
Forbidden Mirror: The Fatal Gift of
A Transgender Horror StoryAaron is the only son of a British business tycoon. When Aaron is 12 years old his mother dies in an accident. His father marries a beautiful exotic-looking woman called Shakira. She is kind enough to Aaron and takes him wherever she goes. While exploring his father's estate, Aaron and Shakira enter an old storehouse that they have been warned not to go into. Inside the eerie, unearthly storehouse, they find a beautiful mirror. When Shakira speaks to the mirror, it actually responds. It tells Shakira that she is the loveliest woman on earth.Aaron tiptoes into the storehouse at midnight and talks to the mirror. The mirror predicts that Aaron would be the most beautiful on earth in the future..When Aaron turns 18, Shakira realizes that the mirror’s prediction has come true. Aaron is indeed more beautiful than her, his gender notwithstanding. An insanely jealous Shakira asks her assistant, Imogene, to take Aaron away from her sight. She also orders Imogene to shave off her stepson’s exquisite auburn hair and bring it to her.Aaron is subsequently abducted from home. He wakes up, naked and tonsured, in a dark dingy basement, where he is chained like a dog. Thereafter, Aaron (now called “Adele”) is ordered to wear tattered female clothes and toil away ...
- ASIN: B01G9OASVG
Stillness Incanto (The Fatal Gift Book
A boy, born in a temple village, is tormented by the other children because he is different. Even the adults begin to turn on him. But others notice that he has talent and he is brought into the temple. There his education begins and he finds himself in a class of older boys, who resent his burgeoning skill and power.He falls foul of the Master of Demons and is sent to serve the clerk in the temple fields with an older pupil. There the older pupil plans their escape knowing the temple will hunt them mercilessly, for the boy has begun to understand he has the Gift, and the Gift has the power to throw down empires and break civilizations. He will learn no one cursed with the Gift has ever reached adulthood, as the power within grows into a monster beyond any but the fiercest control.They plan to flee, knowing the temple will use all its powers to enslave or destroy them. They must hide from demons and assassins - and they will be hunted by the Hidden One, a master of the temple, master assassin, demon slayer and trained to kill the Gifted One.There are many who would crave the boy’s power, not knowing or wishing to know its inevitable and awful consequence. Their potential enemies are legion and their possible friends few.Look out for the conclusion of The Fatal Gift - "Lord of D...
- ASIN: B00AFIWIFC
The Fatal Gift
If you enjoyed the powerful atmosphere of Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby you may just have an inkling of the smoothly professional efficacy of Alec Waugh's The Fatal Gift. His novel breathes the values and attitudes of the early decades of the 20th century. Raymond Peronne has wealth, is bright, is devastatingly attractive to women: his fatal gift. Second son of a baronet, Perronne goes to Oxford (from which he is rusticated), then to New York (in the '20s and '30s) and is in Egypt during the war (moving in circles then, as in this novel, inhabited by such as Evelyn Waugh, Claud Cockburn and Robin Maugham). In tense anticipation we watch Peronne, for whom good fortune seems always imminent, fall at every point-until he finds the isle of Dominica and begins a love affair the like of which he has never known. Alec Waugh (1898-1981) was a British novelist born in London and educated at Sherborne Public School, Dorset. Waugh's first novel, The Loom of Youth (1917), is a semi-autobiographical account of public-school life that caused some controversy at the time and led to his expulsion. Waugh was the only boy ever to be expelled from The Old Shirburnian Society. Despite setting this record, Waugh went on to become the successful author of over 50 works, and lived in many exotic places...
- ASIN: B00CL3XTEI
Italy, the fatal gift
- ASIN: 0396080499
The Fatal Gift (Bloomsbury
If you enjoyed the powerful atmosphere of Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby you may just have an inkling of the smoothly professional efficacy of Alec Waugh's The Fatal Gift. First published in 1973, this novel breathes the values and attitudes of the early decades of the 20th century. Raymond Peronne has wealth, is bright, is devastatingly attractive to women: his fatal gift. Second son of a baronet, Perronne goes to Oxford (from which he is rusticated), then to New York (in the'20s and '30s) and is in Egypt during the war (moving in circles then, as in this novel, inhabited by such as Evelyn Waugh, Claud Cockburn and Robin Maugham.). In tense anticipation we watch Peronne, for whom good fortune seems always imminent, fall at every point-until he finds the isle of Dominica and begins a love affair the like of which he has never known.
- ASIN: B005O7VKHQ