By Cecilia Grant

"**It must have been simple...**

With yet another errand to go—the buy of a looking falcon—Andrew Blackshear has Christmas thoroughly lower than keep an eye on. As his sister's drawing close marriage signs the inevitable drifting-apart of the Blackshear kin, it's his final probability to offer his siblings this sort of memorable, well-planned vacation their mom and dad may possibly by no means appear to supply.

He has no time to dawdle, no time for nonsense, and positively no time to force the falconer's vexing, impulsive, lush-lipped, midnight-haired daughter to a home occasion prior to heading domestic. So why the satan did he conform to just do that?

**It couldn't be extra deliciously mixed-up...**

Lucy Sharp has been ready all her too-quiet lifestyles for an experience, and she or he capability to utilize this one. She's going to benefit from the condominium occasion as not anyone has ever loved a home social gathering earlier than, and in the intervening time she's going to take pleasure in each minute within the corporation of amusingly stern, formidably right, outrageously good-looking Mr. Blackshear. enable him disapprove of her all he likes—it's now not as if they'll see one another back after this present day.

...or will they? whilst a carriage mishap and a storm from snow strand the pair miles wanting their vacation spot, threatening them with scandal and jeopardizing all their Christmas plans, they'll need to interact to avoid wasting the vacation from catastrophe. And alongside the best way they only may examine that the simplest adventures are those you by no means may have inspiration to plan.

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5. Stonyhurst College, MS 1, fol. 1r Representing Royalty in Some Manuscripts of Froissart’s Chroniques 25 Fig. 6. Stonyhurst College, MS 1, fol. 56r 26 Peter Ainsworth Fig. 7. Stonyhurst College, MS 1, fol. 227v Representing Royalty in Some Manuscripts of Froissart’s Chroniques 27 Fig. 8. Stonyhurst College, MS 1, fol. 69r 28 Peter Ainsworth Fig. 9. Besançon, MS 864, fol. 46v Representing Royalty in Some Manuscripts of Froissart’s Chroniques 29 Fig. 10. Besançon, MS 864, fol. 145v 30 Peter Ainsworth Fig.

Gouttebroze (1991: 291), Blacker (1994: 37). However, Wace gives no direct information on the date he stopped writing. The date 1174 is based on the date of the last event he mentions, the siege of Rouen in 1173, which appears in the Chronique ascendante; as this is thought to be the earliest part of the text, the passage referring to the siege (Rou I, 62-66) is explained as a later interpolation. 10. By comparison Dudo’s work, which was written at the request of duke Richard Sans Peur, survives in 14 manuscripts, and the various redactions of the Gesta Normannorum ducum in no fewer than 47 manuscripts (see Van Houts 1992: I, xxi).

In other contexts, arms displayed reversed can connote defeat in battle; see discussion below of heraldic ornament in the New York manuscript. 16. uk for details of the AHRC-funded project at Edinburgh led by Professor James Laidlaw. 17. During the Reading Medieval Chronicle Conference, Kelly DeVries suggested that this may be one of the earliest attested representations of the use of such firearms for defensive purposes in a French vernacular manuscript. Besançon MS 864 shows the ‘same’ defenders using bow and arrow.

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