Until April 1st, 2023, Appleyard & Sons is giving away 5 author-signed print copies of the award-winning bestseller in historical fiction, "A Hundred Sweet Promises."
We are a small independent publisher intent on offering original, quality content to our readers. Our founder is Moana Appleyard.
The Appleyard family has been involved in many activities related to the printing and publishing of books since the late 1800s in England, when Edmund James Appleyard (1821-1900) the ancestor of Appleyard & Sons' founder, Moana, was publishing books at 86 Farrington Street. Later, another relative, William Appleyard established the William Appleyard & Sons Ltd bookbinding and printing company at 14 Albert Road in Middlesbrough, England.
Moana is also the daughter of Donald Appleyard, an urban designer, and theorist whose work was known throughout the world and who was named one of Planetizen's Top 100 Thinkers of all time. His writings left a lasting impression on Moana, leading her to establish the Appleyard & Sons Publishing company.
Professor Appleyard authored a host of books, including The View from the Road (1963), The Conservation of European Cities (1979), and the highly acclaimed work, Livable Streets (1981). At the time of his death, Appleyard's research and writings were taking him in new but related directions, including major work on the study of environmental symbolism.
Moana also shares her father's passion for the environment, having received her Masters in City Planning from MIT. In 1987, she published her first work National Economic Development & Tropical Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon. Moana has also worked with the United States Environmental Protection Agency for over 30 years
August 4, 2022
A family secret revealed 40 years ago by a grandmother to her grandson is now an acclaimed Russian historical fiction novel. "A Hundred Sweet Promises" is the tale of the author’s grandfather, Nasrosoltan, a famed composer, who on the eve of World War I travels from Persia to Russia to study classical music at the St. Petersburg Conservatory with such masters as Rimsky-Korsakov. While there, Nasrosoltan falls in love with a Romanov princess, but the royalty surrounding him considers this a forbidden love. Unexpectedly, the Tsar gets involved, and Nasrosoltan suddenly finds himself in a battle between head and heart while being carried forward on a wave of destiny toward an uncertain future. A novel based on a true story set against the backdrop of the final days of Imperial Russia.
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