Reader's Digest: Green Darkness/A Palm for Mrs. Pollifax/The Camerons/The Japanese(S3474)

by Anya Seton, Dorothy Gilman, Robert Crichton, Jack Seward | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 1556525761 Global Overview for this book
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Journal Entry 1 by SAMMY-SAMSEL from St. Louis, Missouri USA on Sunday, August 20, 2006
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published, 1973
Volume 2

Green Darkness
Anya Seton

From the Publisher
This unforgettable story of undying love combines mysticism, suspense, mystery, and romance into a web of good and evil that stretches from 16th-century England to the present day. Richard Marsdon marries a young American woman named Celia, brings her to live at his English estate, and all seems to be going well. But now Richard has become withdrawn, and Celia is constantly haunted by a vague dread. When she suffers a breakdown and wavers between life and death, a wise doctor realizes that only by forcing Celia to relive her past can he enable her to escape her illness. Celia travels back 400 years in time to her past life as a beautiful but doomed servant. Through her eyes, we see the England of the Tudors, torn by religious strife, and experience all the pageantry, lustiness, and cruelty of the age. As in other historical romance titles by this author, the past comes alive in this flamboyant classic novel.

From The Critics
Library Journal
This historical romance was a smashing success when released in 1972, riding the New York Times best sellers list for six months. It bounces between the 20th and 16th centuries to tell the story of two women.

A Palm For Mrs. Pollifax
Dorothy Gilman

From the Publisher
"Mrs. Pollifax gives Agatha Christie's Miss Marple a rival to reckon with."
A secret agent like no other, Mrs. Pollifax was leading a very full life: Garden Club, karate, yoga—and a little spying now and then. This time the mysterious Mr. Carstairs sent her to Switzerland—to a famous health resort where the world's intelligence agents had gathered. Her mission: to track down a missing package of plutonium—just enough to make a small atomic bomb. It was a job that suited Mrs. Pollifax's talents. She's good with people and even better at sniffing out their secrets. But it was not until she became enchanted with Robin, the young jewel thief, that her new adventure really began....

The Camerons
Robert Crichton

From Pitmungo, a small Scottish mining village, Maggie Drum sets out on her sixteenth birthday to find a husband. She knows just what she wants – a tall, fair gentleman, a Highlander, she dared to hope. Her first sight of Gillon Forbes Cameron told her *he* was the one.

Gillon is a seaman at heart, but he returns with Maggie; he’ll work in the mines until they have saved enough “siller” to rise in the world.

This is the story of the formidable courage of Maggie and Gillon and their seven children through more than twenty years. Their Scottish world is brought alive: the backbreaking work in the mines, the hardships in the cottages, the ugliness of the coal dust, the beauty of Highland moors and clear salmon streams, and the strong determination in the people’s heart to earn and live with dignity.

The Japanese
Jack Seward

Why do Japanese wives seldom appear in public with their husbands? Why do Yokohama department-store clerks shout “Welcome!” – and then ignore the customer? Are those picturesque Japanese houses comfortable? How can a Japanese profess two religions at once? Is democracy really working in Japan?

A perceptive Texan who has lived in Japan almost continuously since 1946 – and lived in the Japanese manner, married to a Japanese woman – has written an authoritative and fascinating portrait of this many-sided people: at work and at play, in bedroom and boardroom, in Shinto temple, communal bath, and Ginza bar.

Journal Entry 2 by SAMMY-SAMSEL at -- Mail or by hand-rings, RABCK, meetings, swap etc, Missouri USA on Thursday, November 26, 2009

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