By Diana Gabaldon
Together with her now-classic novel Outlander, Diana Gabaldon brought unforgettable characters — Claire Randall and Jamie Fraser—delighting readers with a narrative of event and love that spanned centuries. Now Gabaldon returns to that notable time and position during this brilliant, robust follow-up to Outlander....
For 20 years Claire Randall has saved her secrets and techniques. yet now she is returning along with her grown daughter to Scotland’s majestic mist-shrouded hills. right here Claire plans to bare a fact as lovely because the occasions that gave it delivery: concerning the secret of an historic circle of status stones ... a couple of love that transcends the bounds of time ... and approximately James Fraser, a Scottish warrior whose gallantry as soon as drew a tender Claire from the safety of her century to the risks of his....
Now a legacy of blood and hope will try out her appealing copper-haired daughter, Brianna, as Claire’s spellbinding trip of self-discovery maintains within the intrigue-ridden Paris court docket of Charles Stuart ... in a race to thwart a doomed Highlands rebellion ... and in a determined struggle to avoid wasting either the kid and the fellow she loves....
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He had also struck up a congenial relationship with another Alister, the son of Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald. It was as simple as that. At any rate the ‘interview’ dissolved into lively conversation, and from there we went to lunch and then up to his house, where I was introduced to ‘my friend Miss Goddard’. A routine mannerly hint from me that I ought to be on my way was brushed aside, and through the long afternoon we sat round the empty swimming pool (there was a polio epidemic that summer) and I left at sundown on a promise to be back next day to dinner.
As documentary support for a thesis merely, there is the eerie similarity between Oliver Twist and the first sixty pages or so of Chaplin’s Autobiography. But as a reincarnation of everything spry and inquisitive and Cockney-shrewd and invincibly alive and cunning, Chaplin was the young Dickens in the flesh. I had started to read Dickens when I was not more than nine, and by the time I was twelve I had gone through all the novels and whatever I could lay my hands on by way of memoirs and biographies, from Forster and Dolby to Mamie Dickens’s My Father as I Recall Him.
This may at first sound suspicious as fact and coy as a confessional, because we think of fame as something that burgeons and can hardly amaze its object, unless it mushrooms overnight, as with Lindbergh. It happened to Chaplin when he was already earning $1,250 a week, a salary which would have been handsome for an opera star. ) He was, at the time, the most financially precious property in the movies. But it is hard for us now to appreciate how inbred was the American motion picture business in its infancy, how much of a colony in exile its practitioners had created.