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My Life Had Stood a Loaded GunIt's coming - the postponeless Creature. This title features electrifying poems of isolation, beauty, death and eternity from a reclusive genius and one of America's greatest writers. It is one of 46 new books in the bestselling Little Black Classics series, to celebrate the first ever Penguin Classic in 1946. Each book gives readers a taste of the Classics' huge range and diversity, with works from around the ...
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Foxglove Summer: A Rivers of London NovelWhen two young girls go missing in rural Herefordshire, police constable and wizard-in-training Peter Grant is sent out of London to check that nothing supernatural is involved.
It’s purely routine—Nightingale, Peter’s superior, thinks he’ll be done in less than a day. But Peter’s never been one to walk away from someone in trouble, so when nothing overtly magical turns up he volunteers his services to the local ...
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Whispers Under GroundIt begins with a dead body at the far end of Baker Street tube station, all that remains of American exchange student James Gallagher—and the victim’s wealthy, politically powerful family is understandably eager to get to the bottom of the gruesome murder. The trouble is, the bottom—if it exists at all—is deeper and more unnatural than anyone suspects . . . except, that is, for London constable and sorcerer’s ...
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Moon Over SohoThe song. That’s what London constable and sorcerer’s apprentice Peter Grant first notices when he examines the corpse of Cyrus Wilkins, part-time jazz drummer and full-time accountant, who dropped dead of a heart attack while playing a gig at Soho’s 606 Club. The notes of the old jazz standard are rising from the body—a sure sign that something about the man’s death was not at all natural but instead supernatural.
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On the Natural History of DestructionIn the last years of World War II, the Allies dropped a million bombs on Germany. Yet the German people have been silent about the resulting devestation and loss of life, failing to recognise the terrible shadow that destruction from the air cast over their land. Here W.G. Sebald asks why it is we turn our backs on the horrors of war, and in addressing our response to the past, offers insights into how we live now.
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The Rough Guide to The Internet 14"The Rough Guide to The Internet" is still the ultimate handbook for novices and experts alike. Written in plain English, it covers everything from getting online for the first time to newsfeeds, Internet telephony and advanced tips and tricks guaranteed to turn casual surfers into Net gurus. Whether you need to demystify Internet jargon, update or upgrade your level of security, discover WiFi, networking and ...
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The Rough Guide to the BahamasThe Rough Guide to The Bahamas is your definitive handbook to these beautiful islands. From the finest scuba and snorkelling spots on Paradise Island to the bustling cities of Nassau and Freeport, the full-colour section introduces all of the region’s highlights. For every town and village, there are comprehensive and opinionated listings of all the best resorts, hotels, bars and restaurants, to suit all tastes ...
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The Mini Rough Guide to Paris"The Mini Rough Guide to Paris" is your perfect companion to Europe's most visited and romantic capital. Discover Paris' highlights with stunning photography and detailed coverage, plus a full-colour section introducing Paris' hottest sights such as the Eiffel Tower and the stylish Marais quarter. Find detailed practical advice on what to see and do in Paris whilst relying on up-to-date descriptions of the best ...
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The Rough Guide to HawaiiThe Rough Guide to Hawaii is the definitive guide to this breathtaking archipelago. The full-colour section introduces Hawaii’s highlights from the Kalalau Trail to snorkelling in Molokini Crater. You’ll find in-depth coverage of each of the six major islands- Oahu, The Big Island, Maui, Lanai, Molokai, and Kauai and critical reviews of the best resorts, hotels, restaurants, and nightlife options, to suit every ...
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The Rough Guide to Climate ChangeThe Rough Guide to Climate Change gives the complete picture of the single biggest issue facing the planet. Cutting a swathe through scientific research and political debate, this completely updated 2nd edition lays out the facts and assesses the options- global and personal- for dealing with the threat of a warming world. The guide looks at the evolution of our atmosphere over the last 4.5 billion years and ...
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The Rough Guide to Camping in Britain"The Rough Guide to Camping in Britain" reviews over three hundred of the country's best campsites, travelling from Scilly to Shetland, taking in Yorkshire hills, Hampshire glampsites, Welsh Islands and Highland co-operatives. This, the second edition, features new campsites that have caught our attention since the first edition, and has been thoroughly researched and updated. Written by campers for campers, ...
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The Rough Guide to AlaskaThe Rough Guide to Alaska provides extensive and insightful information on the US's premier adventure destination.
Rough Guide provides all the necessary steps to get you where you want to go, as navigational advice assures that you'll make it to every excursion, whether it be hiking, rafting, kayaking or fishing on the Kenai Peninsula.
Eating and sleeping accomodations are provided for every region and budget. ...
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Les MiserablesNow a major musical film from Oscar-winning director Tom Hooper (The King's Speech), starring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway, and also featuring Amanda Seyfreid, Helena Bonham-Carter and Sacha Baron-Cohen, Victor Hugo's Les Misérables is one of the great works of western literature. Victor Hugo's tale of injustice, heroism and love follows the fortunes of Jean Valjean (Hugh Jackman), an escaped ...
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How to be a Brit: Includes the Classic Bestseller How to be an AlienThe indispensable manual for everyone who longs to attain True Britishness George Mikes's perceptive best-seller provides a complete guide to the British Way of Life. Having been born in Hungary, he eventually spent more than forty years in the field, and the fruits of his labour include insights on important topics including the weather, how to be rude and how to panic quietly. Loved by readers and authors ...
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Beatrix Potter: A Life In NatureBeatrix Potter's books are adored by millions, but they were just one aspect of an extraordinary life. This captivating biography brings us the passionate, unconventional woman behind the beloved stories: a gifted artist and shrewd businesswoman; a pioneering scientific researcher; a powerful landowner who conserved acres of Lakeland countryside; a daughter who defied her parents with her first tragically short ...
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How it Works: The WifeFrom bestselling authors Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris - a nugget of wisdom in the phenomenal Ladybirds for Grown Ups series. This delightful book is the latest in the series of Ladybird books which have been specially planned to help grown-ups with the world about them. The large clear script, the careful choice of words, the frequent repetition and the thoughtful matching of text with pictures all enable grown-ups ...
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How it Works: The HusbandFrom bestselling authors Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris - a nugget of wisdom in the phenomenal Ladybirds for Grown Ups series. This delightful book is the latest in the series of Ladybird books which have been specially planned to help grown-ups with the world about them. The large clear script, the careful choice of words, the frequent repetition and the thoughtful matching of text with pictures all enable grown-ups ...
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The Rough Guide to Walks in London and Southeast EnglandThis guide uncovers a variety of walks both in and accessible from the capital. The city walks explore areas of London's rivers, canals and woodland, from Richmond to Camden. Outside of London there are accounts of both the established walks such as the Ridgeway and original routes taking readers to lesser-known areas of interest. All the routes include colourful background on places of interest along the way ...
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The Big ShortWe fed the monster until it blew up... While Wall Street was busy creating the biggest credit bubble of all time, a few renegade investors saw it was about to burst, bet against the banking system - and made a fortune. From the jungles of the trading floor to the casinos of Las Vegas, this is the outrageous story of the misfits, mavericks and geniuses who, against all odds, made the greatest financial killing in history.
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The Establishment. And How They Get Away with itIn The Establishment Owen Jones, author of the international bestseller Chavs, offers a biting critique of the British Establishment and a passionate plea for democracy. Behind our democracy lurks a powerful but unaccountable network of people who wield massive power and reap huge profits in the process. In exposing this shadowy and complex system that dominates our lives, Owen Jones sets out on a journey into ...
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Moll Flanders: The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders‘I grew as impudent a Thief, and as dexterous as ever Moll Cut-Purse was’
Born and abandoned in Newgate Prison, Moll Flanders is forced to make her own way in life. She duly embarks on a career that includes husband-hunting, incest, bigamy, prostitution and pick-pocketing, until her crimes eventually catch up with her. One of the earliest and most vivid female narrators in the history of the English novel, Moll ...
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MacbethAn official tie-in edition of Shakespeare's great tragedy to accompany the major new film starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard. 'Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn and cauldron bubble' Promised a golden future as ruler of Scotland by three sinister witches, Macbeth murders the king to ensure his ambitions come true. But he soon learns the meaning of terror - killing once, he must kill again ...
Penguin Elementary Speaking SkillsThis book teaches elementary students how to say what they mean in correct, fluent and confident English for professional or personal reasons.
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Penguin Elementary Listening SkillsThis develops the student's ability to understand spoken English at an elementary level. Part of an elementary skills series, it is intended to enable students to cope with normal conversations, lectures and announcements. The cassette provides authentic dialogues for the 15 units.
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New Penguin English DictionaryRevised and updated, this dictionary is accessible yet authoritative. It offers clear, detailed definitions with particular emphasis on difficult meanings, and there are usage notes, explanations of key concepts and word histories. The entries cover technical and specialist vocabulary, slang and the most up-to-date jargon and buzzwords.
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Big Little LiesThis book is published as Big Little lies in Australia and the United States. Liane Moriarty, million copy selling author of The Husband's Secret brings us another addictive story of secrets and scandal. Jane hasn't lived anywhere longer than six months since her son was born five years ago. She keeps moving in an attempt to escape her past. Now the idyllic seaside town of Pirriwee has pulled her to its shores ...
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Dictionary of SymbolsThis remarkable and wide-ranging book is an inventory of symbols and the symbolic imagination. The editors and their fifteen contributors are drawn from a variety of scholarly backgrounds - including anthropology, ethnology, psychotherapy and art history. This diversity of approach is responsible for the book's unique character, a reflection of the multiplicity of symbols and signs and the phenomenal range of ...
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Selected PoemsOne of the major poets of Romanticism, Wordsworth epitomized the spirit of his age with his celebration of the natural world and the spontanous expression of feeling. This volume contains a rich selection from the most creative phase of his life, including extracts from his masterpiece, The Prelude, and the best-loved of his shorter poems such as Composed Upon Westminster Bridge, Tintern Abbey, I Wandered Lonely ...
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Selected PoemsAlthough best remembered today for his novels, Thomas Hardy thought of himself as a poet forced by circumstance to write fiction for a living. This generous selection of nearly two hundred poems includes such familiar pieces as During Wind and Rain, Channel Firing, Afterwards, The Darkling Thrush, and The Oxen, but it will also acquaint readers with many less-celebrated works, among them To Lizbie Browne, After ...
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Selected PoemsRegarded by many as the greatest of the Metaphysical poets, John Donne (1572-1631) was also among the most intriguing figures of the Elizabethan age. A sensualist who composed erotic and playful love poetry in his youth, he was raised a Catholic but later became one of the most admired Protestant preachers of his time. The Selected Poems reflects this wide diversity, and includes his youthful Songs and Sonnets, ...
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The Ladybird Book of the HipsterThis delightful book is the latest in the series of Ladybird books which have been specially planned to help grown-ups with the world about them. The large clear script, the careful choice of words, the frequent repetition and the thoughtful matching of text with pictures all enable grown-ups to think they have taught themselves to cope. The subject of the book will greatly appeal to grown-ups. The eight books ...
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The Ladybird Book of the HangoverThis delightful book is the latest in the series of Ladybird books which have been specially planned to help grown-ups with the world about them. The large clear script, the careful choice of words, the frequent repetition and the thoughtful matching of text with pictures all enable grown-ups to think they have taught themselves to cope. The subject of the book will greatly appeal to grown-ups. The eight books ...
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The Ladybird Book of the ShedThis delightful book is the latest in the series of Ladybird books which have been specially planned to help grown-ups with the world about them. The large clear script, the careful choice of words, the frequent repetition and the thoughtful matching of text with pictures all enable grown-ups to think they have taught themselves to cope. The subject of the book will greatly appeal to grown-ups. The eight books ...
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The Ladybird Book of DatingThis delightful book is the latest in the series of Ladybird books which have been specially planned to help grown-ups with the world about them. The large clear script, the careful choice of words, the frequent repetition and the thoughtful matching of text with pictures all enable grown-ups to think they have taught themselves to cope. The subject of the book will greatly appeal to grown-ups. The eight books ...
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Secret ServantIn Amsterdam, an Israeli terrorist analyst is murdered. The police believe the killer is a deranged Muslim extremist, but Israeli intelligence knows better. Art-restorer, assassin and spy Gabriel Allon is dispatched to investigate, uncovering a major terrorist operation in London. Gabriel arrives too late to prevent the kidnapping of the daughter of the US ambassador. With time running out, Allon has no choice ...
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Selected PoetryThis text contains a selection of Kipling's poetry. It gives less of the patriot and, in pieces such as 'The Gift of the Sea' and 'Bridge-Guard in the Karroo', more of the poet. Craig Raine's essay places new emphasis on the qualities of sound, rhythm and imagery and reassesses his gifts as a poet.
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The Bear and the DragonTom Clancy's new Jack Ryan thriller, Command Authority, is available to pre-order now. A truly brilliant thriller by Tom Clancy, The Bear and the Dragon is a John Clark novel. Newly elected in his own right, Jack Ryan has found that being President has gotten no easier: domestic pitfalls await him at every turn; the Asian economy is going down the tubes; and now, in Moscow, someone may have tried to take out ...
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Five Came Back: A Story of Hollywood and the Second World WarIn Pictures at a Revolution, Mark Harris turned the story of the five movies nominated for Best Picture in 1967 into a landmark work of cultural history about the transformation of an art form and the larger social shift it signified. In Five Came Back, he gives us something even more remarkable: the untold story of how Hollywood changed World War II, and how World War II changed Hollywood, through the director’s ...
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Midnight RiotProbationary Constable Peter Grant dreams of being a detective in London's Metropolitan Police. Too bad his superior plans to assign him to the Case Progression Unit, where the biggest threat he'll face is a paper cut. But Peter's prospects change in the aftermath of a puzzling murder, when he gains exclusive information from an eyewitness who happens to be a ghost. Peter's ability to speak with the lingering ...
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Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay. Book ThreeSince the publication of My Brilliant Friend, the first of the Neapolitan novels, Elena Ferrante's fame as one of our most compelling, insightful, and stylish contemporary authors has grown enormously. She has gained admirers among authors - Jhumpa Lahiri, Elizabeth Strout, Claire Messud, to name a few - and critics - James Wood, John Freeman, Eugenia Williamson, for example. But her most resounding success ...
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The Story of the Lost Child. Book FourNothing quite like this has ever been published before, proclaimed The Guardian newspaper about the Neapolitan Novels in 2014. Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay, the third book in the series, was an international best seller and a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Its author was dubbed one of the great novelists of our time by the New York Times Book Review. This fourth and final installment in the series ...
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The Story of a New Name. Book TwoThe second book, following last year's My Brilliant Friend, featuring the two friends Lila and Elena. The two protagonists are now in their twenties. Marriage appears to have imprisoned Lila. Meanwhile, Elena continues her journey of self-discovery. The two young women share a complex and evolving bond that brings them close at times, and drives them apart at others. Each vacillates between hurtful disregard ...
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My Brilliant Friend. Book OneA modern masterpiece from one of Italy's most acclaimed authors, My Brilliant Friend is a rich, intense, and generous-hearted story about two friends, Elena and Lila. Ferrante's inimitable style lends itself perfectly to a meticulous portrait of these two women that is also the story of a nation and a touching meditation on the nature of friendship. The story begins in the 1950s, in a poor but vibrant neighborhood ...
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Dick & Jane Alphabet Book Bag, Board book26 mini books featuring classic images from Dick & Jane books - one book for each letter of the alphabet - in clear poly bag.
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Crimen y castigoCrimen y Castigo fue publicada por Fiódor Dostoyevski en 1866 a través del diario El mensajero ruso, en doce partes que luego conformarían la novela, universalmente reconocida como una de las más influyentes de la literatura rusa. La novela tiene un corte sicológico que llevá al lector a explorar de forma constante los pensamientos del protagonista, el estudiante Raskolnikov, quién ...
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Do Not Open. This Box: Keri Smith Deluxe Boxed SetThis brand new, deluxe box set contains one copy each of Wreck This Journal, This Is Not a Book, Mess, and now The Pocket Scavenger. It has been specially designed by Keri herself. Smith invites you to reimagine what a book can be (a secret message, a recording device, an instrument). Poke holes in the pages. Paint them with coffee. Bring the book in the shower. Let loose and make a mess. Bestselling author ...
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Silver ShadowsIn the aftermath of an event that ripped their world apart, Sydney and Adrian now struggle to pick up the pieces and find their way back to each other. But first, they have to survive. For Sydney, trapped and surrounded by adversaries, life becomes a daily struggle to hold on to her identity and the memories of those she loves. Meanwhile, Adrian clings to hope in the face of those who tell him Sydney is a lost ...
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Selected PoemsBrowning was one of the greatest of English poets, whose intense and original imagination enabled him to transform any subject he chose - whether everyday or sublime - into startling memorable verse. In his work he brought to life the personalities of a diverse range of characters, and introduced a new immediacy, colloquial energy and psychological complexity to the poetry of his day. This selection brings together ...
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The Magical Christmas. A Colouring BookFrom Lizzie Mary Cullen, the illustrator behind hit colouring book The Magical City, comes a brand new treat for the winter. Settle down by the fire and immerse yourself in this mesmerising new colouring book for adults and children alike. Join celebrations across the world and throughout the years, from skating at the Rockefeller Center to surfing in Sydney and frost fairs on the Thames to Victorian toy shops. ...
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The Tea Planter's WifeNineteen-year-old Gwendolyn Hooper is newly married to a rich and charming widower, eager to join him on his tea plantation, determined to be the perfect wife and mother. But life in Ceylon is not what Gwen expected. The plantation workers are resentful, the neighbours treacherous. And there are clues to the past - a dusty trunk of dresses, an overgrown gravestone in the grounds - that her husband refuses to ...
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This Book Loves YouThis book is cleverer and better looking than you. This book will blow your mind. This book loves you. This Book Loves You is a collection of beautifully illustrated inspirational sayings by which you should live your life. If you follow each and every one, your life will become easier, more fabulous, more rewarding. Imagine what a chilled-out and wonderful human being people would think you were if you lived ...
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Hard TimesCoketown is dominated by the figure of Mr Thomas Gradgrind, school headmaster and model of Utilitarian success. Feeding both his pupils and family with facts, he bans fancy and wonder from any young minds. As a consequence his obedient daughter Louisa marries the loveless businessman and 'bully of humanity' Mr Bounderby, and his son Tom rebels to become embroiled in gambling and robbery. And, as their fortunes ...
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Madame BovaryEmma Bovary is beautiful and bored, trapped in her marriage to a mediocre doctor and stifled by the banality of provincial life. An ardent reader of sentimental novels, she longs for passion and seeks escape in fantasies of high romance, in voracious spending and, eventually, in adultery. But even her affairs bring her disappointment and devastating consequences. Flaubert's erotically charged and psychologically ...
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World OrderAs Henry Kissinger observes in this magisterial book, there has never been a true world order. For most of history, civilizations have defined their own concepts of order, each one envisioning its distinct principles as universally relevant. Now, as international affairs take place on a global basis, these historic concepts of world order are meeting. Every region participates in questions of high policy in ...
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Doctor Who: Time Lord Quiz QuestGet ready for the ultimate Doctor Who challenge! Packed with tricky puzzles and quiz questions, the Time Lord Quiz Quest sorts the pudding-brained humans from the actually quite handy ones. Can you solve a pressing problem like a true Time Lord? Do you know your Siltheen from you Silurians? And just how high is your Who IQ? With challenges devised by the Twelfth Doctor himself, this quiz book is the perfect ...
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Doctor Who: Model-Building BookInside this activity book, you'll find three fantastic Doctor Who model-building challenges to complete. Featuring easy-to-follow instructions and fact file pages, press out the pieces to create cool keepsake models of the TARDIS, a Dalek, K-9, and a sinister Cyberman head!
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Doctor Who: Ultimate Time & Space Collection (3-book slipcase) (количество томов: 3)This special Doctor Who box set contains reformatted editions of Doctor Who: The Essential Guide to Fifty Years of Doctor Who, Doctor Who: 100 Scariest Monsters, and Doctor Who: Doctionary. Three essential resource books for any traveler in time and space!
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The Sartorialist. XScott Schuman is back to complete his trilogy of street-style bibles. With a vibrant collection of beautiful images of the men and women who have caught his attention around the world, Schuman remains a thrilling source of urban and high-end style. From its origins on the streets of New York, his much-loved blog, thesartorialist.com is a vivid and growing hub of inspiration for fashion lovers everywhere. This ...
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MacbethThis is an official tie-in edition of Shakespeare's great tragedy to accompany the major new film starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard. Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn and cauldron bubble. Promised a golden future as ruler of Scotland by three sinister witches, Macbeth murders the king to ensure his ambitions come true. But he soon learns the meaning of terror - killing once, he must kill ...
A Touch of MagicIn A Touch of Magic, Lauren is worried when her little brother Max stops caring for his puppy - how can she and Twilight help him to realize that looking after a pet is very important? In Snowy Dreams, Twilight's magic is fading! Lauren can't believe it. No more magic, no more flying, no more helping others in need - but the worst thing is how unhappy this is making Twilight - what can Lauren do?
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Queen's GambitFor fans of Hilary Mantel, Philippa Gregory and Alison Weir, Elizabeth Fremantle's first novel, Queen's Gambit, is a riveting account of Katherine Parr, the Tudor queen who married four men and outlived three of them - including Henry VIII. Widowed for the second time aged thirty-one, Katherine is obliged to return to court but, suspicious of the aging Henry and those who surround him, she does so with reluctance. ...
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One Hundred Years of SolitudeGabriel Garcia Marquez has been one of the literary giants of the past century; his body of work is an undisputed cultural landmark and a touchstone for countless readers and writers alike. In the wake of the author's death, Penguin is reissuing what is arguably his most beloved novel in a beautiful, commemorative hardback edition. One Hundred Years of Solitude is a true classic, a timelessly fascinating and ...
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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young ManThe portrayal of Stephen Dedalus' Dublin childhood and youth, his quest for identity through art and his gradual emancipation from the claims of family, religion and Ireland itself, is also an oblique self-portrait of the young James Joyce and a universal testament to the artist's eternal imagination.
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Shadow GameA web of laws had been spun to keep us apart. So writes rising young Ray, public relations man for the Organisation, who is falling in love against all the taboos - with Victor, the country's most popular deejay, on Radio Bantu. The setting is Johannesburg in the Sixties, where such a high profile 'dirty case' can only play into the hands of the powers that be. First published pseudonymously in 1972, Michael ...
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Wide Sargasso SeaJean Rhys' late, literary masterpiece Wide Sargasso Sea was inspired by Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre, and is set in the lush, beguiling landscape of Jamaica in the 1830s. Born into an oppressive, colonialist society, Creole heiress Antoinette Cosway meets a young Englishman who is drawn to her innocent sensuality and beauty. After their marriage the rumours begin, poisoning her husband against her. Caught between ...
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Crash & BurnMemories can be murder in the new novel by the #1 New York Times bestselling “master of psychological suspense,” (Associated Press) featuring a cameo by fan-favorite Boston detective D.D. Warren.
Nicole Frank shouldn’t have survived the car accident, much less the crawl up the steep ravine. One thought allows her to defy the odds and flag down help—she must save Vero.
If the girl even exists.
Arriving at the ...
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Keri Smith Deluxe Boxed Set (количество томов: 3)Now in one brand-new box, Keri Smith's wildly popular interactive journals: Wreck This Journal (the expanded edition), This Is Not a Book, Mess, and The Pocket Scavenger,
Do not open this box!
It will lead to all kinds of unusual activities including the destruction of books, random walking adventures, the collection of discarded objects, and other things people may disapprove of. You have been warned.
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The Fault in Our Stars Film Tie InJohn Green’s brilliant #1 bestselling novel The Fault in Our Stars is now a major motion picture starring Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Laura Dern, and Willem Dafoe, in movie theaters June 6, 2014!
Includes a full-color insert of stills from the movie!
Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. ...
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Personal: (Jack Reacher 19)Jack Reacher walks alone. Once a go-to hard man in the US military police, now he’s a drifter of no fixed abode. But the army tracks him down. Because someone has taken a long-range shot at the French president.
Only one man could have done it. And Reacher is the one man who can find him.
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Spring TorrentsThis is an exquisitely written, partly autobiographical treatment of one of Turgenev's favorite themes - man's inability to learn about love without first losing his innocence.
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Home of the GentryOn one level the novel is about the homecoming of Lavretsky, who, broken and disillusioned by a failed marriage, returns to his estate and finds love again - only to lose it. The sense of loss and of unfulfilled promise, beautifully captured by Turgenev, reflects his underlying theme that humanity is not destined to experience happiness except as something ephemeral and inevitably doomed. On another level Turgenev ...
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A Hero of Our TimeA masterpiece of Russian prose, Lermontov's only novel was influential for many later nineteenth-century authors, including Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky and Chekhov. Lermontov's hero, Pechorin, is a dangerous man, Byronic in his wasted gifts and his cynicism, and desperate for any kind of action that will stave off boredom. In five linked episodes, Lermontov builds up a portrait of a man caught in and expressing the ...
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Richard IIThe times have forced changes in the way we look at Richard II more than any other of Shakespeare's plays. What to his contemporaries was a balanced dramatisation of the central political and constitutional issue of the time, how to cope with an unjust ruler, has in the last century or so been translated into the poetic fall of a tragic hero.
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The PearlIn the PENGUIN STUDY NOTES series and originally published in 1986 as part of STEINBECK'S OF MICE AND MEN AND PEARL, a study guide to the latter, aimed at those preparing for the GCSE examination. It includes character studies and summaries of the plot with discussions of the major themes, as well as a background to John Steinbeck.
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Lie down with LionsA riveting tale of international intrigue-and a dangerous Cold War love triangle-set in Afghanistan.
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The Harvest ManMurder Squad 4: Alongside Jack the Ripper there is another brutal serial killer roaming the streets of Victorian London. Spring 1890. The spectre of Jack the Ripper still haunts Inspector Walter Day, his injured leg a daily reminder of his violent brush with London's most feared killer. He alone is convinced that the Ripper remains at large. But, worse is to come for Scotland Yard's Murder Squad. A new killer ...
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SheOn his twenty-fifth birthday, Leo Vincey opens the silver casket that his father has left to him. It contains a letter recounting the legend of a white sorceress who rules an African tribe and of his father's quest to find this remote race. To find out for himself if the story is true, Leo and his companions set sail for Zanzibar. There, he is brought face to face with Ayesha, She-who-must-be-obeyed: dictator, ...
The Complete FablesA translation of the complete Aesopian corpus of fables. The introduction pays particular attention to the transmission of fable stock from sanscrit to Aesop. It also attends to the precise nature of the animals themselves who appear in these fables, and tries to rescue the fables both from a tradition of moralistic interpretation and from the academic perception of the genre as an exclusively populist one.
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Fall from GraceFall From Grace is the best-selling thriller by Tim Weaver - featuring missing persons investigator David Raker, a man with a gift for finding the lost and bringing them home, alive or dead. No Goodbye. When Leonard Franks and his wife Ellie leave London for their dream retirement in the seclusion of Dartmoor, everything seems perfect. But then their new life is shattered. Leonard heads outside to fetch firewood ...
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Voyage in the DarkVoyage In The Dark was first published in 1934, but it could have been written today. It is the story of an unhappy love affair, a portrait of a hypocritical society, and an exploration of exile and breakdown; all written in Jean Rhys' hauntingly simple and beautiful style. Eighteen, on her own and independent as much through circumstance as character, Anna has exchanged the West Indies of her childhood for ...
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Time and ChanceTIME AND CHANCE, the second part of the trilogy about Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine, opens during the glory years of their reign. While Henry redefined the role of medieval kingship, Eleanor gave birth to their children, founding a dynasty that would endure for 300 years. But even in these happy times, shadows were lurking. Battles on two borders. The disastrous appointment of Thomas Becket as Archbishop ...
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The News Where You areSet in Birmingham, The News Where You Are tells the funny, touching story of Frank, a local TV news presenter. Beneath his awkwardly corny screen persona, Frank is haunted by disappearances: the mysterious hit and run that killed his predecessor Phil Smethway; the demolition of his father's post-war brutalist architecture; and, the unmarked passing of those who die alone in the city. Frank struggles to make ...
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Little LiesJane hasn't lived anywhere longer than six months since her son was born five years ago. She keeps moving in an attempt to escape her past. Now the idyllic seaside town of Pirriwee has pulled her to its shores and Jane finally feels like she belongs. She has friends in the feisty Madeline and the incredibly beautiful Celeste - two women with seemingly perfect lives... and their own secrets behind closed doors. ...
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Therese DesqueyrouxNobel-prize winner Francois Mauriac's masterpiece is Therese Desqueyroux, the story of a complex woman trapped by provincial life. First published in 1927, this astonishing and daring novel has echoes of Madame Bovary and has recently been made into a ravishing film starring Amelie actress Audrey Tautou. Therese Desqueyroux walks free from court, acquitted of trying to poison her husband. Everyone knew she'd ...
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The Virgin and the Gipsy"The Virgin and the Gipsy" affirms the powers of instinct and intuition in their struggle against the constraints of civilisation and anticipates "Lady Chatterley's Lover" in its theme. Lawrence tells the reverent tale of a young girl's emotional awakening in the elemental presence of a gypsy. This title was first published in 1930.
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The WellThis important piece of Australian fiction is republished for the first time as a Penguin Modern Classic. Elizabeth Jolley's award-winning novel is presented in a fresh, new format that is a must-have for lovers of Australian literature. Miss Hester Harper, middle-aged and eccentric, brings Katherine into her emotionally impoverished life. Together they sew, cook gourmet dishes for two, run the farm, make music ...
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The Lucky CountryAustralia is a lucky country, run mainly by second-rate people who share its luck. The phrase 'the lucky country' has become part of our lexicon; it's forever being invoked in debates about the Australian way of life, but is all too often misused by those blind to Horne's irony. When it was first published in 1964, The Lucky Country caused a sensation. Horne took Australian society to task for its philistinism, ...
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Effi BriestIn 1919 Thomas Mann hailed Effi Briest (1895) as one of the six most significant novels ever written. Set in Bismarck's Germany, Fontane's luminous tale of a socially suitable but emotionally disastrous match between the enchanting seventeen-year-old Effi and an austere, workaholic civil servant twice her age, is at once touching and unsettling. Fontane's taut, ironic narrative depicts a world where sexuality ...
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With Your Crooked HeartThis Dickensenian story is of two brothers who come from nowhere and want everything. When Paul marries Louise, Johnnie is part of the contract, while their daughter Anna is entangled in it from birth. When Johnnie has to get out of the country, Louise goes with him. This has been her story too, right from the beginning.
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Passion for the GameSyvlia Day's Passion for the Game is a tale of deception, lust and deadly desire in Georgian England. Maria, Lady Winter, is coerced into using her searing beauty and siren body to find out why dangerous pirate Christopher St. John has been let out of jail. But pirate St. John's only chance of avoiding the hangman is to use his renowned seduction skills to melt Lady Winter's icy heart and to discover her secrets. ...
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The Hearing TrumpetThe Hearing Trumpet is the story of 92-year-old Marian Leatherby, who is given the gift of a hearing trumpet only to discover that what her family is saying is that she is to be committed to an institution. But this is an institution where the buildings are shaped like birthday cakes and igloos, where the Winking Abbess and the Queen Bee reign, and where the gateway to the underworld is open. It is also the ...
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A Month in the CountryIn the summer of 1920 two men, both war survivors meet in the quiet English countryside. One is living in the church, intent upon uncovering and restoring an historical wall painting while the other camps in the next field in search of a lost grave. Out of their meeting, comes a deeper communion and a catching up of the old primeval rhythms of life so cruelly disorientated by the Great War.
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Undue InfluenceEnigmatic Claire is 30 and lives alone. When she meets Martin Gibson, a faded scholar, she becomes inordinately interested. She is even more interested when she meets his wife, a far more spectacular personality. But the unexpected news of this woman's death releases emotions that were not entirely foreseen.
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The Destiny of Nathalie "X"This novel presents the author's take on Hollywood and its grotesque inhabitants. It tells the story of African film-maker Aurelien No and his attempt to remake his prize-winning student film. Other stories relate tales that concern disparate characters in what are often exotic locales.
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To Miss with LoveA third of teachers leave within their first term on the job. This one wouldn't quit for all the world. Meet Furious - sixteen, handsome and completely out of control. Nothing frightens him and no one can get through to him. Now meet Munchkin - a sweet kid with glasses who's an easy target and needs protecting. Then there's Seething and Deranged, two girls who are brimming with bad attitude; Fifty and Cent, ...
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A LegacyOn the marriage of Julius von Felden and Melanie Merz, the fortunes of two families are somewhat fatally entwined. In A Legacy, Sybille Bedford depicts their vastly different worlds the wealthy bourgeois life of the Merzes in Berlin and the aristocratic eccentricity of the von Felden dynasty in rural Baden. Portrayed with exquisite wit and acute observation, their personal upheavals and tragedies are set against ...
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The Keeper of Lost CausesThe Keeper of Lost Causes (originally published in the UK as Mercy) is the nail-biting first book in the internationally bestselling Department Q series. It is now a major movie, released in the UK in August 2014. At first the prisoner scratches at the walls until her fingers bleed. But there is no escaping the room. With no way of measuring time, her days, weeks, months go unrecorded. She vows not to go mad. ...
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The Prime MinisterPlantaganet Palliser, Prime Minister of England - a man of power and prestige, with all the breeding and inherited wealth that goes with it - is appalled at the inexorable rise of Ferdinand Lopez. An exotic impostor, seemingly from nowhere, Lopez has society at his feet, while well-connected ladies vie with each other to exert influence on his behalf - even Palliser's own wife, Lady Glencora. But when the interloper ...
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The WoodlandersIn this classically simple tale of the disastrous impact of outside life on a secluded community in Dorset, now in a new edition, Hardy narrates the rivalry for the hand of Grace Melbury between a simple and loyal woodlander and an exotic and sophisticated outsider. Betrayal, adultery, disillusion, and moral compromise are all worked out in a setting evoked as both beautiful and treacherous. The Woodlanders, ...
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Far from the Madding CrowdThis is the story of Bathsheba Everdene, who inherits her uncle's farm, then surprises the villagers of Weatherbury by deciding to run it herself rather than hire a manager. Three men vie for the affections of this independent young woman.
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Mary BartonMary Barton, the daughter of disillusioned trade unionist, rejects her working-class lover Jem Wilson in the hope of marrying Henry Carson, the mill owner's son, and making a better life for herself and her father. But when Henry is shot down in the street and Jem becomes the main suspect, Mary finds herself painfully torn between the two men. Through Mary's dilemma, and the moving portrayal of her father, the ...
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The Time MachineWhen a Victorian scientist propels himself into the year 802,701 AD, he is initially delighted to find that suffering has been replaced by beauty, contentment and peace. Entranced at first by the Eloi, an elfin species descended from man, he soon realises that this beautiful people are simply remnants of a once-great culture now weak and childishly afraid of the dark. They have every reason to be afraid: in ...
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Silas MarnerWrongly accused of theft and exiled from a religious community many years before, the embittered weaver Silas Marner lives alone in Raveloe, living only for work and his precious hoard of money. But when his money is stolen and an orphaned child finds her way into his house, Silas is given the chance to transform his life. His fate, and that of the little girl he adopts, is entwined with Godfrey Cass, son of ...
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Volpone and Other PlaysThe three plays collected in this volume depict the faults, errors and foibles of ordinary people with exuberant humour, savage satire and acute observations. Volpone portrays a rich Venetian who pretends to be dying so that his despised acquaintances will flock to his bedside with extravagant gifts in hope of an inheritance. The Alchemist also deals with greed and gullibility, as a rascally trio of confidence ...
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What Maisie KnewAfter her parents' bitter divorce, young Maisie Farange finds herself shuttled between her selfish mother and vain father, who value her only as a means for provoking each other. Maisie - solitary, observant and wise beyond her years - is drawn into an increasingly entangled adult world of intrigue and sexual betrayal, until she is finally compelled to choose her own future. What Maisie Knew is a subtle yet ...
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The Gruffalo's ChildJulia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler team up again to create this funny and adorable sequel to The Gruffalo. One night, the Gruffalo’s child wanders into the woods to search for the Big Bad Mouse. But instead, she comes upon a small mouse in the woods . . . and decides to eat him! But wait, what is that? A shadow of a very large, scary creature falls on the ground. Could it be the Big Bad Mouse after all?
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A Tale of Two CitiesAfter eighteen years as a political prisoner in the Bastille the aging Dr Manette is finally released and reunited with his daughter in England. There two very different men, Charles Darnay, an exiled French aristocrat, and Sydney Carton, a disreputable but brilliant English lawyer, become enmeshed through their love for Lucie Manette. From the tranquil lanes of London, they are all drawn against their will ...
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The AmbassadorsWhen Chadwick Newsome, a young American favoured with fortune and independence, becomes entangled in a liaison dangereux with a Parisian temptress, his overbearing mother deploys her future husband, the elderly, amiable Strether, as an ambassador to engineer his safe return. But seduced by the ambient charms of Paris and the bewitching comtesse de Vionnet, Strether soon deserts to Chadwick's side, initiating ...
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A Wiltshire DiaryFrancis Kilvert's diary shows a compassionate and thoughtful delight in the people and beautiful surroundings of the English countryside. With good cheer he records his loves (among them poetry and the attentions of pretty girls) and his dislikes (including a distaste for bathing in knickers that leaves more than one beach scandalized), as well as the town folklore and parishioner's stories that his tender interest ...
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Uncommon DangerKenton's career as a journalist depends on his facility with languages, his knowledge of European politics and his quick judgement. Where his judgement sometimes fails him, however, is in his personal life. When he travels to Nuremberg to investigate a story about a top-level meeting of Nazi officials, he inadvertently finds himself on a train bound for Austria after a bad night of gambling. Stranded with no ...
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The Mask of DimitriosEnglish crime novelist Charles Latimer is travelling in Istanbul when he makes the acquaintance of Turkish police inspector Colonel Haki. It is from him that he first hears of the mysterious Dimitrios - an infamous master criminal, long wanted by the law, whose body has just been fished out of the Bosphorus. Fascinated by the story, Latimer decides to retrace Dimitrios' steps across Europe to gather material ...
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Epitaph for a SpyJosef Vadassy, a Hungarian refugee and language teacher living in France, is enjoying his first break for years in a small hotel on the Riviera. But when he takes his holiday photographs to be developed at a local chemists, he suddenly finds himself mistaken for a Gestapo agent and a charge of espionage is levelled at him. To prove himself innocent to the French police, he must discover which one of his fellow ...
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The Death of GrassAt first the virus wiping out grass and crops is of little concern to John Custance. It has decimated Asia, causing mass starvation and riots, but Europe is safe and a counter-virus is expected any day. Except, it turns out, the governments have been lying to their people. When the deadly disease hits Britain they are left alone, and society starts to descend into barbarism. As John and his family try to make ...
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Journey into FearIt is 1940 and Mr Graham, a quietly-spoken engineer and arms expert, has just finished high-level talks with the Turkish government. And now somebody wants him dead. The previous night three shots were fired at him as he stepped into his hotel room, so, terrified, he escapes in secret on a passenger steamer from Istanbul. As he journeys home - alongside, among others, an entrancing French dancer, an unkempt ...
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FocusA reticent personnel manager living with his mother, Mr Newman shares the prejudices of his times and of his neighbours - and neither a Hispanic woman abused outside his window nor the persecution of the Jewish store owner he buys his paper from are any of his business. Until Newman begins wearing glasses, and others begin to mistake him for a Jew.
Badenheim, 1939This beautiful novel opens on the eve of World War II as a group of middle-class Jews arrive in the resort town of Badenheim, somewhere in Austria, ready to spend another idyllic summer vacation. But Europe in 1939 is no vacationland. Rumours of war rumble into the resort town, but the characters struggle to convince themselves that everything is perfectly normal.
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MoonrakerAt M's request, Bond confronts Sir Hugo Drax at the card table, on a mission to teach the millionaire and head of the Moonraker project a lesson he won't forget, and prevent a scandal engulfing Britain's latest defence system. But there is more to the mysterious Drax than simply cheating at cards. And once Bond delves deeper into goings on at the Moonraker base he discovers that both the project and its leader ...
The Last PopeVatican City, 29 September 1978: the world wakes to the shocking news that Pope John Paul I is dead, just a month after his accession. Thirty years later, in London, young journalist Sarah Monteiro receives a mysterious package. Enclosed is a list of names and a coded message. Moments later a masked assassin attempts to silence her for ever. It seems Sarah holds the key to unveiling a deadly secret - a plot ...
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ArmadilloLorimer Black - young, good-looking, but with a somewhat troubled expression - does not understand why his world is being torn apart, though he does know that for the most part it is made up of bluster and hypocrisy. His business, trying to keep insurance companies from paying out the money they've promised, is a con game run with the protection of the law. One winter's morning, Lorimer goes to keep a perfectly ...
Stones of FireEight hundred years ago a Crusader in the Holy Land discovered a gold box. Under a veil of secrecy it was transported to England and hidden, the clues to its whereabouts embedded in sixteen cryptic lines of verse. For centuries it has been rumoured the treasure was none other than the Ark of the Covenant. When Edie Miller witnesses a brutal murder and the theft of an ancient relic - the Stones of Fire - her ...
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The Atlantis CodeAn ancient artifact is discovered in a dusty antiquities shop in Alexandria, Egypt - the long forgotten trinket soon becomes the center of the most deadly archaeological hunt in history. The 20,000 year-old relic is inscribed with what appears to be the long lost language of Atlantis. Only one man would seem to be able to decode its meaning - the world's foremost linguist, Dr. Thomas Lourdes - but only if he ...
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DisobedienceBy the age of 32, Ronit has left London and transformed her life. She has become a cigarette-smoking, wise-cracking, New York career woman, who is in love with a married man. But when Ronit's father dies she is called back into the very different world of her childhood, a world she thought she had left far behind. The orthodox Jewish suburb of Hendon, north London is outraged by Ronit and her provocative ways. ...
The Blood DetectiveAs dawn breaks over London, the body of a young man is discovered in a windswept Notting Hill churchyard. The killer has left Detective Chief Inspector Grant Foster and his team a grisly, cryptic clue... However, it's not until the clue is handed to Nigel Barnes, a specialist in compiling family trees, that the full message becomes spine-chillingly clear. For, it leads Barnes back more than one hundred years ...
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The Orpheus DeceptionThe Orpheus Deception opens with a brutal assassination attempt on the rainy streets of Venice that sets CIA agent Micah Dalton on a collision course with a vengeful Serbian warlord. Picking up where The Echelon Vendetta left off - Dalton is still on the run from the CIA, finding himself ever more entangled in a web of conspiracies. He tries to uncover the links between a savage act of piracy in the South China ...
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Eye ContactFor nine years, Adam has been the centre of his mother, Cara's world. And, she thinks, she has been the centre of his, until the day he disappears. When he is found in the woods behind his school, beside the body of a little girl whom Cara has never heard of before, it feels as if her world has been torn apart. As Adam is locked into silence, unable to tell his mother what he has seen, Cara's desperation to ...
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The Savage AltarInnocence will be sacrificed... On the floor of a church in northern Sweden, the body of a man lies ritually mutilated and defiled - and in the night sky, the aurora borealis dances as the snow begins to fall. Rebecka Martinsson is heading home to Kiruna, the small town she'd left in disgrace years before. A Stockholm tax lawyer, Rebecka has a good reason to return: her friend Sanna, whose brother has been horrifically ...
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Prince of FireOn a bright morning in Rome, a terrible explosion rips a hole in the Israeli embassy. Moments later, four gunmen cut down survivors as they stagger from the burning building. Gabriel Allon is hastily recalled to Israel and drawn once more into the heart of the secret service he'd hoped to leave behind. For the blast has led to a disturbing revelation: a dossier that strips away Allon's secrets and lays bare ...
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Next to You. Caron's Courage Remembered by Her MotherGloria Hunniford's daughter, TV presenter Caron Keating, was 34 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Initially, she was declared in the clear but the cancer came back, despite her attempts to fight it off with every therapy going. She died aged 41. This is Gloria's account of Caron's life. It is outstanding from the beginning feels painfully truthful, but is utterly absorbing. It does make you cry endlessly. ...
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The Sorrows of Young WertherYou only find true love once. When Werther dances with the beautiful Lotte, it seems as though he is in paradise. It is a joy, however, that can only ever be short-lived. Engaged to another man, she tolerates Werther's adoration and encourages his friendship. She can never return his love. Broken-hearted, he leaves her home in the country, trying to escape his own desire. But when he receives a letter telling ...
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Stupid White MenMichael Moore sizes up the new century - and that big, ugly special-interest group that's laying waste to the world as we know it: stupid white men. Whether he's calling for United Nations action to overthrow the Bush Family Junta, calling on African-Americans to place whites only signs over the entrances of unfriendly businesses, or praying that Jesse Helms will get kissed by a man, Stupid White Men is Mike's ...
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The Spanish GameIn exile, in danger, on the run, for six years Alec Milius has been trying to escape his past. But his past refuses to release him. Abandoned by MI6 after a disastrous operation with the CIA, Milius has slowly rebuilt his life in Madrid: he has a flat, a job - and a relationship with the wrong woman. Older and wiser than the young spy who first caught the eye of British Intelligence, Milius still has a talent ...
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The Nature of MonstersIt is 1718 and, in a small parish near Newcastle, Eliza Tally, a headstrong girl of 15, embarks on a reckless love affair that will prove her undoing. When her lover casts her off, denying their union, she is forced to travel to London, a city that attracts and alarms her in equal measure. There she takes up a position in the house of an apothecary, Grayson Black, whom she trusts to salvage what remains of her ...
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Doing itDino really fancies fit, sexy Jackie, but she just won't give him what he wants... Jonathan likes Deborah, but she's a bit fat - what will his mates say? Ben's been secretly shagging his teacher for ages. He used to love it, but what if he wants to stop? Three lads discovering sex for the first time; but do any of them really know what they're doing?
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Call to TreasonAfter years of fending off challenges from the world's most dangerous terrorists, Op-Centre has been brought to heel by the US Congress. A short-sighted committee has cut Paul Hood's budget, and the first victim is his friend Mike Rodgers. But General Rodgers may not be looking for work for very long. Dynamic Senator Donald Orr is making a run for President at the head of his own third party. Running on a platform ...
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Lost CityClive Cussler's legions of fans have come to expect high adventure at sea, exotic locales, cutting-edge science and page-turning pace. Lost City is no exception - Cussler proves once again that he is the Grandmaster. An enzyme that will dramatically prolong life has been discovered two thousand feet down in the North Atlantic, in an area known as 'Lost City'. But why are the people attempting to harvest it getting ...
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Mimi and Toutou Go Forth. The Bizarre Battle of Lake TanganyikaAt the start of World War One, German warships controlled Lake Tanganyika in Central Africa. The British had no naval craft at all upon 'Tanganjikasee', as the Germans called it. This mattered: it was the longest lake in the world and of great strategic advantage. In June 1915, a force of 28 men was despatched from Britain on a vast journey. Their orders were to take control of the lake. To reach it, they had ...
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The White StuffAbbie Fenton wants a baby. Her husband Felix, not unaware of the thunderous ticking of Abbie's biological clock, wants to oblige but their home has still to be blessed. Cue the usual round of doctors, tests, probes and scans all to no avail. So Abbie adopted at birth decides that if she can't have a child then she must at least discover whose child she is. Soon, she and Felix are caught up in a make-or-break ...
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TransmissionThere's a message in your inbox. Then, a few moments later, your computer crashes. Leela Zahir, Bollywood actress and temperamental star, is being catapulted from the fringes of fame into a million inboxes. Arjun Mehta, computer geek, looks up from his screen to find that he does, after all, have a role to play in the world. Guy Swift, marketing executive with his own agency, a beautiful girlfriend and a handle ...
Exterminator!A man, dispirited by ageing, endeavours to steal a younger man's face; a doctor yearns for a virus that might eliminate his discomfort by turning everyone else into doubles of himself; a Colonel lays out the precepts of the life of DE (Do Easy); conspirators posthumously succeed in blowing up a train full of nerve gas; a mandrill known as the Purple Better One runs for the presidency with brutal results; and ...
Under the Jaguar SunA couple on an epicurean journey across Mexico are excited by the idea of a particular ingredient, suggested by ancient rituals of human sacrifice. Precariously balanced on his throne, a king is able only to listen to the sounds around him - sure that any deviation from their normal progression would mean the uprising of the conspirators that surround him. And three different men search desperately for the beguiling ...
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The Road to San GiovanniIn five elegant autobiographical meditations Calvino delves into his past, remembering awkward childhood walks with his father, a lifelong obsession with the cinema and fighting in the Italian Resistance against the Fascists. He also muses on the social contracts, language and sensations associated with emptying the kitchen rubbish and the shape he would, if asked, consider the world. These reflections on the ...
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The Essential GrouchoNo, Groucho is not my real name, I'm just breaking it in for a friend. Presenting the greatest and most hilarious examples of Groucho, one of the most influential and well-loved figures in the long and glittering history of comedy. From early scripts to complete screenplays, from magazine funnies to fascinating personal correspondence, via books, greedy banks, even greedier lawyers and the coming of television, ...
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Love in a Fallen CityEileen Chang is one of the great writers of twentieth-century China, where she enjoys a passionate following both on the mainland and in Taiwan. At the heart of Chang's achievement is her short fiction - tales of love, longing, and the shifting and endlessly treacherous shoals of family life. Written when she was still in her twenties, these extraordinary stories combine an unsettled, probing, utterly contemporary ...
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South From GranadaBetween 1920 and 1934, Gerald Brenan lived in the remote Spanish village of Yegen and South of Granada depicts his time there, vividly evoking the essence of his rural surroundings and the Spanish way of life before the Civil War. Here he portrays the landscapes, festivals and folk-lore of the Sierra Nevada, the rivalries, romances and courtship rituals, village customs, superstitions and characters. Fascinating ...
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Hindoo Holiday. An Indian JournalIn the 1920s, the young J. R. Ackerley spent several months in India as the personal secretary to the maharajah of a small Indian principality. In his journals, Ackerley recorded the Maharajah's fantastically eccentric habits and riddling conversations, and the odd shambling day-to-day life of his court. Hindoo Holiday is an intimate and very funny account of an exceedingly strange place, and one of the masterpieces ...
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The HuntersCaptain Cleve Connell arrives in Korea with a single goal: to become an ace, one of that elite fraternity of jet pilots who have downed five MIGs. But as his fellow airmen rack up kill after kill - sometimes under dubious circumstances - Cleve's luck runs bad. Other pilots question his guts. Cleve comes to question himself. And then in one icy instant 40,000 feet above the Yalu River, his luck changes forever. ...
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Tess of the D'UrbervillesWhen Tess Durbeyfield is driven by family poverty to claim kinship with the wealthy D'Urbervilles and seek a portion of their family fortune, meeting her 'cousin' Alec proves to be her downfall. A very different man, Angel Clare, seems to offer her love and salvation, but Tess must choose whether to reveal her past or remain silent in the hope of a peaceful future. With its sensitive depiction of the wronged ...
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Embrace the NightRecently named the world's chief clairvoyant, Cassandra Palmer still has a thorn in her side. As long as Cassie and a certain master vampire - the sizzling-hot Mircea - are magically bound to each other, her life will never be her own. The spell that binds them can only be broken with an incantation found in the Codex Merlini, an ancient grimoire. The Codex's location has been lost in the present day, so Cassie ...
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Open-handedThe place is Dublin. The time is the present. Five characters - two Irish, three from eastern Europe, all seeking success from wildly different starting points - become entangled with one another in a web of politics, property, sex and violence. Chris Binchy's novel is a beautifully observed portrait of a place and a time, and a thrillingly paced story of an unforgettable group of characters brought together ...
The ImpressionistIn India, at the birth of the last century, an infant is brought howling into the world, his remarkable paleness marking him out from his brown-skinned fellows. Revered at first, he is later cast out from his wealthy home when his true parentage is revealed. So begins Pran Nath's odyssey of self-discovery - a journey that will take him from the streets of Agra, via the red light disrict of Bombay, to the green ...
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ViperJack King is about to learn the truth behind the saying: see Naples and die! Expert profiler Jack King is on the trail of Luciano Creed, a psychologist obsessed with the cases of five missing woman. Jack is convinced Creed is not all he seems! Then the burnt bones of one of the women are uncovered on the foothills of Mount Vesuvius. Within days a serial killer's secret graveyard is laid bare. For the Carbinieri's ...
Your Blue-Eyed BoyThere are things you should know about blackmail... At 38, Simone has responsibilities: she's a district judge with two small boys, and a husband on the verge of bankruptcy and breakdown. When she receives a letter post-marked New York she has no idea that opening it will threaten all she has worked for and call into question her judgement. For the photographs contained in the letter remind her of things she ...
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When the Green Woods LaughThere! Pop said. There's the house. There's Gore Court for you. What about that, eh? How's that strike you? Better than St Paul's, ain't it, better than St Paul's? And so Pop Larkin - junk-dealer, family man and Dragon's Blood connoisseur - manages to sell the nearby crumbling, tumbling country home to city dwellers Mr and Mrs Jerebohm for a pretty bundle of notes. Now he can build his daughter Mariette the ...
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The Ghost Road1918, the closing months of the war. Army psychiatrist William Rivers is increasingly concerned for the men who have been in his care - particularly Billy Prior, who is about to return to combat in France with young poet Wilfred Owen. As Rivers tries to make sense of what, if anything, he has done to help these injured men, Prior and Owen await the final battles in a war that has decimated a generation. The ...
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Singing to the DeadIt's Christmas, and half the Partickhill police squad is down with flu. Not good timing, with a series of cyanide poisonings in the area, plus two small boys reported missing in the space of a few days. And then there's the monumental task of providing concert security for rock legend Rogan O'Neill... But for Detective Inspector Colin Anderson, the nightmare is about to get terrifyingly close to home. For a ...
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The Ghost at the TableFamilies are toxic... Thanksgiving, New England, and writer Cynthia has been persuaded by elder sister Frances to come and visit for the autumn holiday. Cynthia is reluctant to join in this family reunion because she'd rather not see their long-estranged father. Yet Frances is adamant that they must all meet to clear the air - poisoned ever since their mother died when they were children. But Cynthia has her ...
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Heart of BetrayalWhen brutal terrorists strike at the heart of Washington, the usual suspects are blamed. But this time, America's worst nightmare has come true - the terror comes from within. Former 'black ops' soldier Jason March is the mastermind behind the vicious attacks. Only one man has the power to stop March's bloodlust - the man who trained him - Ryan Kealey. Once an elite but maverick Special Forces officer, Kealey ...
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The Skeleton ManFor seventeen years, the Cambridgeshire hamlet of Jude's Ferry has lain abandoned, requisitioned by the Government for military training. In its thousand-year-old history, it had been famous for one thing - never having recorded a single crime. But when local reporter Philip Dryden joins the Territorial Army on exercise in the empty village, its spotless history is literally blown apart. For the TA's shells ...
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White Rose RebelAnne Farquharson is a Highland girl - tempestuous, bold, determined to be her own woman. Yet the clan Farquharson is threatened. The Highlands suffer at the domineering hand of English King George, while there are rumours that Bonnie Prince Charlie, exiled to France, is raising an army in a bid for the throne. When Anne marries a clan chief and creates a shaky alliance, she is doing more than taking his bed. ...
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The Gilded ChamberOne girl, one nation, one chance... Esther's story is one of the most dramatic in the Bible: a renowned beauty, she used her feminine wiles to capture the heart of a king and so win the deliverance of her people from the threat of death. The Gilded Chamber creatively re-works the famous story to show us how this young girl came to be in the harem of King Xerxes and how her path to womanhood enabled her to save ...
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The Vicar of WakefieldWhen Dr. Primrose loses his fortune in a disastrous investment, his idyllic life in the country is shattered and he is forced to move with his wife and six children to an impoverished living on the estate of Squire Thornhill. Taking to the road in pursuit of his daughter, who has been seduced by the rakish Squire, the beleaguered Primrose becomes embroiled in a series of misadventures - encountering his long-lost ...
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Thinkers of the EastA collection of short stories to illustrate Sufism - the belief that deep intuition is the only real guide to knowledge.
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Gentlemen Prefer BlondesThis novel satirizes a pair of sirens of the jazz age, as an example of comic American vernacular writing of this era.
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Chronicle of a Death ForetoldSetting out to reconstruct a murder that took place 27 years earlier, this chronicle moves backwards and forwards in time, through the contradictions of memory and moments lost in time. Its irony gives the book the nuances of a political fable.
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The Last HumanLister gazed out of the porthole and catalogues the series of disasters that had led him to this point in space and time: the bad decisions, the poor career choices, the unreliable friendships that had led him here - on a prison ship bound for the most inhospitable penal colony in the outer cosmos... and all he'd ever wanted was to be a soft metal guitar icon. This is the beginning of the third and eagerly awaited ...
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In Evil HourCesar Montero was dreaming about elephants. He'd seen them at the movies on Sunday... Only moments later, Cesar is led away by police as they clear the crowds away from the man he has just killed. But Cesar is not the only man to be riled by the rumours being spread in his Colombian hometown - under the cover of darkness, someone creeps through the streets sticking malicious posters to walls and doors. Each ...
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Goodbye, ColumbusPhilip Roth won the National Book Award for Goodbye, Columbus, the story which gives this collection of stories its title. The story traces the love relationship of Neil, a young college boy, and Brenda, the spoilt but love-starved daughter of a wealthy manufacturer.
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The Godwulf ManuscriptFor Spenser, that most unorthodox of private detectives, no case is ever straightforward and the theft of a 14th-century illuminated manuscript proves no exception. His investigation soon leads him into organized crime, dope-pushing, theft, radical politics, adultery and murder.
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LegendWhat was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic's wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic's highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country's most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious ...
Tom Clancy's Support and DefendAlready scarred by the death of his brother, Caruso is devastated when he can't save a friend and his family from a terrorist attack. Ethan Ross was a mid-level staffer for the National Security Council. Now he's a wanted fugitive on the run with a micro-drive that contains enough information to wreck American intelligence efforts around the world. The CIA is desperate to get the drive back, but so are the Russians ...
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Let It Snow. Three Holiday RomancesThe New York Times bestseller! Sparkling white snowdrifts, beautiful presents wrapped in ribbons, and multicolored lights glittering in the night through the falling snow. A Christmas Eve snowstorm transforms one small town into a romantic haven, the kind you see only in movies. Well, kinda. After all, a cold and wet hike from a stranded train through the middle of nowhere would not normally end with a delicious ...
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I Can't Begin to Tell YouElizabeth Buchan brings us a beautifully told story of courage, love and lies in wartime Europe in her heart-breaking new novel. I Can't Begin to Tell You. When the Nazis invade Denmark, British-born Kay Eberstern is sickened when Bror - her husband of twenty-five years - collaborates with the enemy to save his family home. Lured by British Intelligence into a covert world of resistance, her life in the hands ...
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The Steel Flea'He gave orders that they were not to get any hot glum pudding in flames, for fear the spirits in their innards might catch fire.' The Steel Flea is an uproarious and alcohol-soaked shaggy-dog story from one of Russia's great comic masters. Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from ...
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The Spiffiest Giant in TownWhen George the giant spies a shop full of wonderful clothes, he decides to treat himself to a new outfit. He puts on his new shirt, pants, shoes, and tie, and is immediately transformed from the scruffiest giant in town to the spiffiest giant in town. But on his way home, George runs into various animals who need his help. And little by little, George finds himself giving away all his new purchases. From the ...
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How NOT to Write a Novel. 200 Mistakes to Avoid at All Costs If You Ever Want to Get PublishedThere are many ways prospective authors routinely sabotage their own work. Misstep by misstep, How Not to Write a Novel shows how you can ensure your manuscript never rises above the level of unpublishable sputum, that the characters in your opus are unpleasant, dimensionless versions of yourself, that your plot is digressive, tedious and unconvincing, and that your style is reliant on mangled cliches and misplaced ...
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How to Make ArtEvery child is an artist; the problem is staying an artist when you grow up - Pablo Picasso This isn't your usual art manual. It's for big kids everywhere everyone who loved getting covered in paint and glue at school and would secretly love to do it more often. It's also for people who love pop culture: comedy, trashy TV, great TV, pop videos, pop stars and pop music. And not only does it help you harness your ...
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Walter the Farting Dog Goes on a CruiseWalter the Farting Dog is now a hero of the high seas!
Everybody is having a great time on a cruise . . . until a terrible odor permeates the ship. All signs point to Walter, and so he is first banished down below, with the stinky cheeses, and then into a lifeboat to float behind the ocean liner. Then catastrophe strikes! How long will the great cruise ship and its frightened passengers be marooned on the high ...
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Garrett Takes the CaseGarrett is a private investigator who always gets his man-or elf, troll, or sorcerer. In the magical city of TunFaire, he's the first name in paranormal detection. Garrett Takes the Case collects three of his adventures in one volume.
In Old Tin Sorrows, Garrett is hired to figure out if someone is poisoning a wealthy, retired General, but quickly finds that the man's employees are dying off at a far faster ...
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A Peter Rabbit Christmas CollectionPeter Rabbit's Christmas Collection is full of festive fun. A treasure trove of Christmas delights, this collection includes some of Beatrix Potter's best-known works, such as The Tale of Peter Rabbit and The Tale of Benjamin Bunny. Hidden among these favourites are some of her previously-unpublished Christmas-card illustrations. This beautiful treasury has something for everyone. Beatrix Potter is regarded ...
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Just One Evil Act#1 New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth George delivers a new masterpiece of suspense in her Inspector Lynley series: a gripping child-in-danger story that tests Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers as never before. Barbara is at a loss: Hadiyyah, the daughter of her friend Taymullah Azhar, has been taken by her mother, and Barbara can’t really help. Azhar has no legal claim. Just when Azhar is beginning ...
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The Operators. The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America's War in AfghanistanFrom the author of The Last Magazine, a shocking behind-the-scenes portrait of our military commanders, their high-stake maneuvers, and the politcal firestorm that shook the United States. In the shadow of the hunt for Bin Laden and the United States' involvement in the Middle East, General Stanley McChrystal, the commanding general of international and U.S. forces in Afghanistan, was living large. His loyal ...
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Landry ParkDownton Abbey meets The Selection in this dystopian tale of love and betrayal Sixteen-year-old Madeline Landry is practically Gentry royalty. Her ancestor developed the nuclear energy that has replaced electricity, and her parents exemplify the glamour of the upper class. As for Madeline, she would much rather read a book than attend yet another debutante ball. But when she learns about the devastating impact ...
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Just One DayA breathtaking journey toward self-discovery and true love, from the author of If I Stay
When sheltered American good girl Allyson LuLu Healey first meets laid-back Dutch actor Willem De Ruiter at an underground performance of Twelfth Night in England, there's an undeniable spark. After just one day together, that spark bursts into a flame, or so it seems to Allyson, until the following morning, when she wakes ...
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I Was HereCody and Meg were inseparable... Until they weren’t. When her best friend, Meg, drinks a bottle of industrial-strength cleaner alone in a motel room, Cody is understandably shocked and devastated. She and Meg shared everything - so how was there no warning? But when Cody travels to Meg’s college town to pack up the belongings left behind, she discovers that there’s a lot that Meg never told her. About her old ...
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Mean StreetsView our feature on Mean Streets. An anthology of solid and suspenseful novellas from #1 New York Times bestselling author Jim Butcher New York Times bestselling author Simon R. Green National bestselling authors Kat Richardson Thomas E. Sniegoski Here are four novellas featuring Harry Dresden, John Taylor, Harper Blaine, and Remy Chandler... paranormal private investigators who walk the streets no one else ...
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We Are Extremely Very Good RecyclersAfter Charlie convinces Lola to recycle her old toys instead of throwing them away, Lola discovers a recycling competition. If she can recycle one hundred plastic, metal, and paper items, she can get her very own real live tree to plant. But she only has two weeks, so Lola decides to ask her classmates to help. They turn out to be extremely very good recyclers indeed.
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The HerbalistThe Herbalist is the electrifying first novel from Niamh Boyce, winner of the 2012 Hennesssy XO Award for New Irish Writing. A devastating and emotional story of yearning and obsession in 1930s rural Ireland, in its freshness and immediacy, The Herbalist will appeal to fans of Edna O'Brien and Patrick McCabe. Out of nowhere the herbalist appears and sets out his stall in the market square. In this dull midlands ...
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The Imaginary World ofWhat kind of world would you like to inhabit? Here, Keri Smith begins with a list. Writing down everything the reader is drawn to, from things they love or collect to things that fascinate and excite, including objects, colours, sounds, textures, memories, places and people, the list serves as the building block for the creation of a new world. This world is based entirely on who the reader is as an individual, ...
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The SeparationThe Separation, Dinah Jefferies' stunning debut novel, is the heartbreaking tale of a family fractured by lies and one mother's love reaching across the distance of years and continents. A country at war with itself, a family divided and betrayed, a bond that can never be broken... Malaya, 1955. Lydia Cartwright returns from visiting a sick friend to an empty house. The servants are gone. The phone is dead. ...
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Playing to the Gallery. Helping Contemporary Art in its Struggle to be UnderstoodHow does the stuff we see in art galleries or the middle of roundabouts come to be made and valued? Drawing on his life as an artist, Grayson Perry sets off to explore the boundaries and tensions at the heart of modern art, with many visual aids along the way. From the slippery subject of quality to the problem of rebelling in a world that thrives on rebellion to the tricky question of what can or can't be a ...
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Chronicle of a Death ForetoldChronicle of a Death Foretold is a compelling, moving story exploring injustice and mob hysteria by the Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez, author of One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera. 'On the day they were going to kill him, Santiago Nasar got up at five-thirty in the morning to wait for the boat the bishop was coming on.' Santiago Nasar is brutally murdered in a small town by ...
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Elizabeth is MissingA thrillingly assured, haunting and unsettling novel, I read it at a gulp. (Deborah Moggach, author of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel). Elizabeth Is Missing will stir and shake you: the most likeably unreliable of narrators, real mystery at its compassionate core... (Emma Donoghue, author of Room). Resembling a version of Memento written by Alan Bennett. (Daily Telegraph). One of those mythical beasts, the book ...
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London. The Information Capital. 100 Maps and Graphics That Will Change How You View the CityWhen do police helicopters catch criminals? Which borough of London is the happiest? Is czesc becoming a more common greeting than salaam? Geographer James Cheshire and designer Oliver Uberti could tell you, but they'd rather show you. By combining millions of data points with stunning design, they investigate how flights stack over Heathrow, who lives longest, and where Londoners love to tweet. The result? ...
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The Lost Files. The LegaciesI Am Number Four: The Lost Files: The Legacies by Pittacus Lore contains three gripping ebook novellas telling the backstories of some of your favourite characters in one volume. We're out there, living among you. We're waiting for our day to come. We each have our own stories. And now is the time to share our secrets... Six's Legacy - Before Paradise, Ohio, before John Smith, Number Six was travelling through ...
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The Mayan SecretsHusband and wife team Sam and Remi fargo are in Mexico, when they come upon an astonishing discovery - the skeleton of a man clutching an ancient sealed pot, and within the pot, a Mayan book, larger than anyone has ever seen.
The book contains astonishing information about the Mayans, their cities and about mankind itself. The secrets are so powerful that some would do anything to possess them as the Fargos ...
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Pop Goes the WeaselMr Jack has been nimble and he's been quick, searching through the history of nursery rhymes and he's found out all kind of plum tales, just like little Jack Horner. He's unearthed the answers to some very curious questions...
Who were Mary Quite Contrary and Georgie Porgie? How could Hey Diddle Diddle offer an essential astronomy lesson? And if Ring a Ring a Roses isn't about catching the plague, then what ...
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12 Doctors 12 StoriesTwelve bestselling authors, twelve Doctors, twelve brilliant adventures in time and space for all Doctor Who fans! This print anthology features the original eleven eShorts plus a brand-new Twelfth Doctor story by Holly Black.
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Blood, Toil, Tears and SweatThe most eloquent and expressive statesman of his time - phrases such as 'iron curtain', 'business as usual', 'the few', and 'summit meeting' passed quickly into everyday use - Winston Churchill used language as his most powerful weapon at a time when his most frequent complaint was that the armoury was otherwise empty. In this volume, David Cannadine selects thirty-three orations ranging over fifty years, demonstrating ...
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Foxcatcher. A True Story of Murder, Madness, and the Quest for Olympic GoldFoxcatcher by Mark Shultz - the book behind the hottest film of 2014 starring Steve Carell, Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo. On 22nd January 1996 Dave Schultz, Olympic gold medallist and wrestling's golden boy, was shot in the back by John E. du Pont at the famed Foxcatcher estate in Pennsylvania. That started a two day siege at the ranch before the du Pont family heir was finally captured. Foxcatcher is Mark ...
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There But for theWhen a dinner-party guest named Miles locks himself in an upstairs room and refuses to come out, he sets off a media frenzy. He also sets in motion a mesmerizing puzzle of a novel, one that harnesses acrobatic verbal playfulness to a truly affecting story.
Miles communicates only by cryptic notes slipped under the door. We see him through the eyes of four people who barely know him, ranging from a precocious ...
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Lost Files. The Hidden EnemyI Am Number Four: The Lost Files: Hidden Enemy is a collection of three action-packed novellas by bestselling author Pittacus Lore. Five's Legacy tells the story of Five's early years on Earth when he was just a young teen on the run, discovering his abilities and making the wrong kind of friends. Return to Paradise picks up in the aftermath of the Mog attack on Ohio, and follows Mark James as he struggles between ...
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How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising AsiaMohsin Hamid's How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia is a bold new novel for the modern world. This book is a self-help book. Its objective, as it says on the cover, is to show you how to get filthy rich in rising Asia. And to do that it has to find you, huddled, shivering, on the packed earth under your mother's cot one cold, dewy morning. Your anguish is the anguish of a boy whose chocolate has been thrown ...
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The Scarlet Letter'Shame, Despair, Solitude! These had been her teachers, - stern and wild ones, - and they had made her strong, but taught her much amiss'. Set in the harsh Puritan community of seventeenth-century Boston, this tale of an adulterous entanglement that results in an illegitimate birth reveals Nathaniel Hawthorne's concerns with the tension between the public and the private selves. Publicly disgraced and ostracized, ...
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The World Until YesterdayOver the past 500 years, the West achieved global dominance, but do Westerners necessarily have better ideas about how to raise children, care for the elderly, or simply live well? In this epic journey into our past, Jared Diamond reveals that traditional societies around the world offer an extraordinary window into how our ancestors lived for the majority of human history - until virtually yesterday, in evolutionary ...
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Wild OrchidsHave you ever lost someone who meant more to you than your own soul? Ford Newcombe has. For years he loved his wife, Pat, more than anyone - and anything - in the world. She came into his life when he was just an inexperienced college student with big dreams of becoming a published author. With love and humour, she guided him down the path that would eventually lead him to more success than he ever dreamed possible. ...
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A Long Way DownNew York Times-bestselling author Nick Hornby mines the hearts and psyches of four lost souls who connect just when they've reached the end of the line. A LONG WAY DOWN is now a major motion picture from Magnolia Pictures starring Pierce Brosnan, Toni Collette, Aaron Paul, and Imogen Poots.
Meet Martin, JJ, Jess, and Maureen. Four people who come together on New Year's Eve: a former TV talk show host, a musician, ...
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31 Songs'I decided that I wanted to write a little book of essays about songs I loved...Songs are what I listen to, almost to the exclusion of everything else.' In his first non-fiction work since "Fever Pitch", Nick Hornby writes about 31 songs that either have some great significance in his life - or are just songs that he loves. He discusses, among other things, guitar solos and losing your virginity to a Rod Stewart ...
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How to be GoodHow to be Good is Nick Hornby's hilarious bestselling novel on life, love and charity.
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About a BoyNick Hornby's second bestselling novel is about sex, manliness and fatherhood. Will is thirty-six, comfortable and child-free. And he's discovered a brilliant new way of meeting women - through single-parent groups. Marcus is twelve and a little bitnerdish: he's got the kind of mother who made him listen to Joni Mitchell rather than Nirvana. Perhaps they can help each other out a little bit, and both can start ...
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Juliet, NakedJuliet, Naked is bestselling author Nick Hornby's moving, funny account of life's second chances. Annie's put fifteen years into safe, slightly obsessive Duncan, and now she'd like her money back, please. It's time to move on. But she lives in Gooleness, the north's answer to a question nobody asked. Is she really going to find real, proper, feel-it-deep-down-in-your-boots love on a damp and windy seafront? ...
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Slinky Malinki's Christmas CrackersChristmas was coming. Out came the tree, dressed up in finery, splendid to see. Trinkets and tinsel with baubles and bows, a mouse with a hat and a very red nose. It's Christmas in Slinky Malinki's house and the rapscallion, mischievous cat is most curious about the Christmas tree. With its reindeer, ribbons, baubles and bells, it's too tempting a treat for Slinky not to investigate. So Slinky Malinki, with ...
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Funny GirlFunny Girl takes place in a swinging 60s where the nation is mesmerized by unlikely comedy star Sophie Straw, the former Blackpool beauty queen who just wants to make people laugh, like her heroine Lucille Ball. Behind the scenes, the cast and crew are having the time of their lives. But when the script begins to get a bit too close to home, and life starts imitating art, they all face a choice.The writers, ...
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The Fault in Our StarsThe film tie-in edition of John Greens witty yet heart-breaking tour de force. This edition of the multi-million #1 bestseller contains images from the major motion picture starring Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort. I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, then all at once. Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final ...
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Heroes of Olympus 5. The Blood of OlympusThough the Greek and Roman crew members of the Argo II have made progress in their many quests, they still seem no closer to defeating the earth mother, Gaea. Her giants have risen - all of them - and they're stronger than ever. The gods, still suffering from multiple personality disorder, are useless. How can a handful of young demigods hope to persevere against Gaea's army of powerful giants? As dangerous ...
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Heroes of Olympus 4. The House of HadesThe House of Hades is the fourth book in the bestselling Heroes of Olympus series, set in the action-packed world of Percy Jackson. The stakes have never been higher. If Percy Jackson and Annabeth fail in their quest, there'll be hell on Earth. Literally. Wandering the deadly realm of Tartarus, every step leads them further into danger. And, if by some miracle they do make it to the Doors of Death, there's a ...
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Percy Jackson and the Sea of MonstersPercy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters is the second exciting adventure in Rick Riordan's bestselling Percy Jackson series - now with a brand new cover look. Half Boy. Half God. All Hero. You can't tell by looking at me that my dad is Poseidon, God of the Sea. It's not easy being a half-blood these days. Even a simple game of dodgeball becomes a death match against an ugly gang of cannibal giants - and that was ...
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Crime and PunishmentWill I really - I mean, really - actually take an axe, start bashing her on the head, smash her skull to pieces? Will I really slip in sticky, warm blood, force the lock, steal, tremble, hide, all soaked in blood... axe in hand? Lord, will I really? This new translation of Dostoevsky's 'psychological record of a crime' gives his dark masterpiece of murder and pursuit a renewed vitality, expressing its jagged, ...
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Alice's Adventures in WonderlandOn an ordinary summer's afternoon, Alice tumbles down a hole and an extraordinary adventure begins. In a strange world with even stranger characters, she meets a rabbit with a pocket watch, joins a Mad Hatter's Tea Party, and plays croquet with the Queen! Lost in this fantasy land, Alice finds herself growing more and more curious by the minute... With a wonderfully inspiring introduction by Chris Riddell, Alice's ...
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Down and Out in Paris and LondonTo be poor and destitute in 1920s Paris and London was to experience life at its lowest ebb. George Orwell, penniless and with nowhere to go, found himself experiencing just this as he wandered the streets of both capitals in search of a job. By day, he tramped the streets, often passing time with 'screevers' or street artists, drunks and other hobos. At night, he stood in line for a bed in a 'spike' or doss ...
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Critical Mass: A V.I. Warshawski NovelIn 1939, Dr. Lotty Herschel, V. I. Warshawki’s closest friend in Chicago, escaped the Holocaust in Vienna with her childhood playmate, Kitty Saginor Binder. Though the two drifted and animosities grew between them over the years, when Kitty’s daughter finds her life in danger, she turns to Lotty for help. In turn, Lotty summons V.I. to take the case.
The threats on the daughter’s life at first seem a simple ...
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Wreck This Journal EverywhereFeaturing dozens of new activities as well as some of the most popular prompts from the original, Wreck This Journal Everywhere will have you travelling the city streets and country byways, filling the pages with man-made and natural objects, recording what you see, drawing, doodling - and destroying pages as you go. Perfect for sliding in your pocket or stuffing in your bag, Wreck This Journal Everywhere is ...
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Concealed in DeathThe incomparable J. D. Robb presents the latest moving and suspenseful novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling Eve Dallas series. Leading the demolition of a long-empty New York building that once housed a makeshift shelter for troubled teenagers, Lieutenant Eve Dallas's husband uncovers two skeletons wrapped in plastic. And by the time Eve's done with the crime scene, there are twelve murders to be solved. ...
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Under OrdersSid knows the perils of racing all too well, but in his day jockeys didn't usually cross the finish line with three. 38 rounds in the chest-which is how he found Huw Walker, the winner of a coveted race only a few hours earlier. Now Halley's quest for answers will push him to his very limits-both on and off the track.
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My Very First Book of Food (board book)Feast your eyes on the latest split-page board books from Eric Carle. In the sumptuous My Very First Book of Food, children can match each animal with the food it eats. Do you know what a squirrel eats? How about a seal? In My Very First Book of Motion, children can match each animal with the way it moves. Which animal hops? Which one waddles? Only you can match them. These fun books are full of bright animals, ...
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Night Before Halloween"Twas the night before Halloween, and all through the house, All the creatures were stirring, except for the mouse. The monsters had gathered to plan and prepare, For the trick-or-treaters who soon would be there?."
Little monsters and goofy goblins take center stage in this silly, spooky spin on Clement C. Moore's beloved poem. But what will happen on Halloween when the monsters come face to face with human ...
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Good PeopleThe basis for the hit movie starring James Franco and Kate Hudson A thriller by the author of the Brilliance Saga and The Two Deaths of Daniel Hayes Good People gleefully dread-filled, mercilessly tense, and moves with the speed of something fired from a sawed-off. Dennis Lehane Tom and Anna Reed are young, middle-class, and in love. But financial pressures and the struggle to have a baby are grinding them down. ...
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The Hottest Dishes of the Tartar CuisineRosa Achmetowna is the outrageously nasty and wily narrator of this rollicking family saga from the author of "Broken Glass Park" When she discovers that her seventeen-year-old daughter, stupid Sulfia, is pregnant by an unknown man she does everything to thwart the pregnancy, employing a variety of folkloric home remedies. But despite her best efforts the baby, Aminat, is born nine months later at Soviet Birthing ...
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Dirty BeastsRoald Dahl's inimitable style and humor shine in this collection of poems about mischievous and mysterious animals. From Stingaling the scorpion to Crocky-Wock the crocodile, Dahl's animals are nothing short of ridiculous. A clever pig with an unmentionable plan to save his own bacon and an anteater with an unusually large appetite are among the characters created by Dahl in these timeless rhymes. This new, ...
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I Am Number Four 04. The Fall of FiveThe Fall of Five is the heartstopping fourth installment in the Lorien Legacies series by Pittacus Lore. I thought things would change when I found the others. We would stop running. We would fight the Mogadorians. And we would win. But I was wrong. Even though we have come together, we barely escaped from them with our lives. And now we're in hiding, figuring out our next move. The six of us are powerful - ...
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Redemption (Department Q, book 3)Redemption is the phenomenal third instalment in Jussi Adler-Olsen's internationally bestselling department Q series, which follows the Sunday Times smash hit Mercy and its sequel Disgrace. The prefect treat for all fans of the classic Scandinavian crime thriller in the vein of The Killing and Borgen! 'For those suffering withdrawals from The Killing' The Times Two boys, brothers, wake tied and bound in a boathouse ...
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The One Plus OneNumber one bestseller The One Plus One is the beautiful, poignant and utterly compelling new novel by the internationally bestselling author Jojo Moyes.One eternal optimist... Jess Thomas, with two jobs and two kids and never enough money, wears flip flops in the hope of spring. And when life knocks her down she does her best to bounce right back. But no one told her it's okay to ask for help.Plus one lost stranger... ...
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How to Lie with StatisticsThis book introduces the reader to the niceties of samples (random or stratified random), averages (mean, median or modal), errors (probable, standard or unintentional), graphs, indexes, and other tools of democratic persuasion.
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Fantastic Mr. FoxSomeone's been stealing from the three meanest farmers around, and they know the identity of the thief—it's Fantastic Mr. Fox! Working alone they could never catch him; but now fat Boggis, squat Bunce, and skinny Bean have joined forces, and they have Mr. Fox and his family surrounded. What they don't know is that they're not dealing with just any fox—Mr. Fox would rather die than surrender. Only the most fantastic ...
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The StrikerIt is 1902, and a bright, inexperienced young man named Isaac Bell, only two years out of his apprenticeship at the Van Dorn Detective Agency, has an urgent message for his boss. Hired to hunt for radical unionist saboteurs in the coal mines, he is witness to a terrible accident that makes him think that something else is going on, that provocateurs are at work and bigger stakes are in play.
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Poems of the Night: A Dual-Language Edition with Parallel TextRevered for his magnificent works of fiction, Jorge Luis Borges thought of himself primarily as a poet. Poems of the Night is a moving collection of the great literary visionary's poetic meditations on nighttime, darkness, and the crepuscular world of visions and dreams, themes that speak implicitly to the blindness that overtook Borges late in life-and yet the poems here are drawn from the full span of Borges's ...
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And the Mountains EchoedSo, then. You want a story and I will tell you one...Afghanistan, 1952. Abdullah and his sister Pari live with their father and stepmother in the small village of Shadbagh. Their father, Saboor, is constantly in search of work and they struggle together through poverty and brutal winters. To Abdullah, Pari - as beautiful and sweet-natured as the fairy for which she was named - is everything. More like a parent ...
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Theodore Boone: ActivistTheodore Boone, young lawyer, has had a lot to deal with in his thirteen years, everything from kidnapping to murder. But he's come through it all and, with the law on his side, justice has always prevailed. Sometimes, though, the law doesn't seem so just. His friend Hardie Quinn is about to have his family home bulldozed to make way for a bypass. Hardie is not the only one affected: other homes, businesses ...
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The Signature of All ThingsIn The Signature of All Things, Elizabeth Gilbert returns to fiction, inserting her inimitable voice into an enthralling story of love, adventure and discovery. Spanning much of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the novel follows the fortunes of the extraordinary Whittaker family as led by the enterprising Henry Whittaker—a poor-born Englishman who makes a great fortune in the South American quinine trade, ...
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The Triple Package: How Three Unlikely Traits Explain the Rise and Fall of Cultural Groups in AmericaIt may be taboo to say, but some groups in America do better than others. Mormons have recently risen to astonishing business success. Cubans in Miami climbed from poverty to prosperity in a generation. Nigerians earn doctorates at stunningly high rates. Indian and Chinese Americans have much higher incomes than other Americans; Jews may have the highest of all.
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My Own Very Hungry Caterpillar. Coloring BookNow available for the first time as a coloring book, Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar will delight children as they bring their own imagination to this classic story. Including a new introduction by Eric Carle, as well as blank pages at the end of the book for your own pictures, this is the perfect way to turn story time into coloring time. At the same time interactive and timeless, this is one coloring ...
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Mr. Christmas. Sticker Activity BookCelebrate the season with the Mr. Men and Little Misses! Mr. Christmas and Little Miss Christmas host these adorable activity books that are full of activities to do and pictures to color. And the two pages of Christmassy stickers are great for decorating your Christmas cards or presents!
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My Very First Book of ColorsThe beloved Eric Carle offers colorful puzzles that help the youngest of readers learn about colors and shapes. Readers can find the bottom half of a page that matches the top half.
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The Night Before New Year'sThe newest title in Natasha Wing's bestselling "Night Before" series! It's the night before New Year's, and the whole family is determined to stay up until midnight! Everyone's stocked up on sparkly streamers and festive party hats, but after a night filled with card games and too many cupcakes, the little ones are getting sleepy... Can they make it until the clock strikes twelve?
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Today Is MondayString beans, spaghetti, ZOOOOP, roast beef, fresh fish, chicken and ice cream are the delicious fare during the week in this popular children's song. Until Sunday. Then, all the world's children are invited to come together and share in the meal. Celebrated artist Eric Carle brings new energy to these much-loved verses as lively animals parade across the page, munching on favorite dishes, and introducing young ...
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The Very Busy Spider. A Lift-The-Flap BookWhat better way to celebrate Eric Carle's The Very Busy Spider's 20th year in publication than to issue a Spanish-language version? This colorful, touch-and-feel story of an industrious spider is an Eric Carle classic, and now Spanish-speaking children can add it to their bookshelf of childhood's most cherished books. It's also a great tool for teaching beginning Spanish to children. A perfect companion to The ...
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My Very First Book of NumbersIn these brilliantly colored, split-page board books, children can match the bottom half of a page with the top half as they match numbers or words.
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Phantom PreyAfter one troubled college-age student disappears and two are found slashed to death, Lucas Davenport finds himself hunting what appears to be a modern-day Jack the Ripper. But Lucas keeps getting the sneaking suspicion that there is something else involved. Something very bad, very dark, and as elusive as a phantom.
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Silken PreyMurder. Scandal. Politics. And one billionaire heiress so dangerous in so many ways. It's the explosive new Lucas Davenport thriller from the #1 New York Times bestselling author. All hell has broken loose in the capital. An influential state senator has been caught with something very, very nasty on his office computer. The governor can't believe it - the senator's way too smart for that, even if he is from ...
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Secret PreyA wealthy banker is dead, shot once in the chest during a hunting trip. There are many reasons for him to be killed, and many people who would do the deed. But who did? Lucas Davenport has an idea. But this routine murder investigation is about to turn into something different. A cat-and-mouse game with a killer who does not hesitate to take the fight to Lucas himself. And those he loves...
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Snowmen All YearBy popular demand, a board book edition of the third title in this bestselling series. The Buehners' New York Times bestselling snowmen are here to stay! Children wonder what would happen if their favorite frosty friends didn't melt with springtime. What would it be like to take a snowman to the beach? What costume would a snowman wear if you took him trick-or-treating? In this dazzling, silly book, the weather ...
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Snowmen at NightNew for the fall season, this New York Times bestseller is now available in a sturdy board book edition, previously sold only through the gift set. Snowmen at Night reveals a wonderful wintertime secret - when we are sleeping, the snowmen are out playing! This exuberant, rhyming tale continues to delight young toddlers, as well as older readers, in a format that's just right for little hands.
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Snowmen at PlayThe cool, lovable Snowmen are back in this brand-new sticker activity book, packed with fun things to make and do. Readers can help the Snowmen sit differences, make their way through mazes, create doodles, finish sticker puzzles, and much more. This bright, busy, book will spark imaginations and creativity and is perfect for holiday vacations.
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar's Favorite WordsKids will love flipping through these chunky board books! These two mini board books are childrenas first steps to reading Eric Carle books on their own. Each book shows ten images and ten easy words from one of Eric Carleas classic Very books. First-time readers will love to learn these words and pictures and then find them later in the original picture books!
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WhiteoutAs a Christmas Eve blizzard whips out of the north, several people converge on a remote family house. As the storm worsens, the emotional sparks-jealousies, distrust, sexual attraction, rivalries-crackle, desperate secrets are revealed, hidden traitors and unexpected heroes emerge.
Words Will Break Cement. The Passion of Pussy RiotThe heroic story of Pussy Riot, who resurrected the power of truth in a society built on lies On February 21, 2012, five young women entered the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow. In neon-colored dresses, tights, and balaclavas, they performed a "punk prayer" beseeching the "Mother of God" to "get rid of Putin." They were quickly shut down by security, and in the weeks and months that followed, three ...
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The Autumn of the PatriarchGabriel Garcia Marquez, winner of the 1982 Nobel Prize for Literature and author of One Hundred Years of Solitude, explores the loneliness of power in Autumn of the Patriarch. 'Over the weekend the vultures got into the presidential palace by pecking through the screens on the balcony windows and the flapping of their wings stirred up the stagnant time inside.' As the citizens of an unnamed Caribbean nation ...
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James and the Giant PeachA little magic can take you a long way. After James Henry Trotter's parents are tragically eaten by a rhinoceros, he goes to live with his two horrible aunts, Spiker and Sponge. Life there is no fun, until James accidentally drops some magic crystals by the old peach tree and strange things start to happen. The peach at the top of the tree begins to grow, and before long it's as big as a house. Inside, James ...
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Crime and PunishmentThe poverty-stricken Raskolnikov, believing he is exempt from moral law, murders a man only to face the consequences not only from society but from his conscience, in this seminal story of justice, morality, and redemption from one of Russia's greatest novelists.
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Doctor Who. Shada. The Lost Adventures by Douglas Adams"From the unique mind of Douglas Adams, legendary author of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy", comes "Shada", a story scripted for the television series "Doctor Who" but never produced - and now transformed into an original novel..." A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. Imagine how dangerous a LOT of knowledge is... The Doctor's old friend and fellow Time Lord, Professor Chronotis, has retired to Cambridge ...
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War and PeaceThis is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, ...
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Tess of the d'UrbervillesThis is the "Penguin English Library Edition" of "Tess of the D'Urbervilles" by Thomas Hardy. "I would be content, ay, glad, to live with you as your servant, if I may not as your wife; so that I could only be near you, and get glimpses of you, and think of you as mine...I long for only one thing in heaven or earth or under the earth, to meet you, my own dear! Come to me - come to me, and save me from what threatens ...
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DisgraceKimmie's home is on the streets of Copenhagen. To live she must steal. She has learned to avoid the police and never to stay in one place for long. But now others are trying to find her. And they won't rest until she has stopped moving - for good.Detective Carl Mørck of Department Q, the cold cases division, has received a file concerning the brutal murder of a brother and sister twenty years earlier. A ...
The Last of the MohicansThe Last of the Mohicans, one of the world's great adventure stories, dramatizes how the birth of American culture was intertwined with that of Native Americans. In 1757, as the English and the French war over American territory, the frontier scout Hawkeye - Natty Bumppo - risks his life to escort two sisters through hostile Huron country. Hawkeye enlists the aid of his Mohican friends Chingachgook and Uncas, ...
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Mary CoinBestselling author Marisa Silver takes Dorothea Lange's Migrant Mother photograph as inspiration for a story of two women - one famous and one forgotten - and their remarkable chance encounter.
In 1936, a young mother resting by the side of the road in central California is spontaneously photographed by a woman documenting migrant laborers in search of work. Few personal details are exchanged and neither woman ...
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The Edge of NowhereThe first young adult book by a #1 New York Times bestselling author!
Whidbey Island may be only a ferry ride from Seattle, but it's a world apart. When Becca King arrives there, she doesn't suspect the island will become her home for the next four years. Put at risk by her ability to hear whispers - the thoughts of others - Becca is on the run from her stepfather, whose criminal activities she has discovered. ...
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The Sherlock Holmes MysteriesIncludes an Introduction by Anne Perry and a New Afterword by Regina Barreca. Indisputably the greatest fictional detective of all time, Sherlock Holmes lives on - in films, on television, and of course through Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's inimitable craft. These twenty-two stories show Holmes at his brilliant best.
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Don QuixoteDon Quixote, a lanky scarecrow of a man with his withered face and lantern jaw, dons his rusty armour and mounts his ramshackle steed, Rozinante. With lance couched he still rides through our lives, followed by his potbellied squire Sancho Panza. With these words, Walter Starkie launches the introduction to his highly esteemed translation and abridgment of Cervantes's great classic - a book that has enchanted ...
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23 Great Stories"The Fall of the House of Usher" by Edgar Allan Poe "To Build a Fire" by Jack London "The Necklace" by Guy de Maupassant "The Man Who Would Be King" by Rudyard Kipling "The Gift of the Magi" by O. Henry "The South" by Jorge Luis Borges "Good Country People" by Flannery O'Connor "The Blind Dog" by R. K. Narayan and Fifteen Other Classic Tales in One Volume Masterpieces by some of the finest writers ever to make ...
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Memories of My Melancholy WhoresOn the eve of his ninetieth birthday a newspaper columnist in Colombia decides to give himself 'a night of mad love with a virgin adolescent'. But on seeing this beautiful girl he falls deeply under her spell. His love for his 'Delgadina' causes him to recall all the women he has paid to perform acts of love.
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Wreck This Journal. To Create Is to DestroyThe special limited edition paper bag cover of the international bestseller... For anyone who's ever had trouble starting, keeping, or finishing a journal or sketchbook comes this expanded edition of Wreck This Journal, an illustrated book that features a subversive collection of prompts, asking readers to muster up their best mistake and mess-making abilities and to fill the pages of the book (or destroy them). ...
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Wreck This JournalThe special limited edition duct-tape cover of the international bestseller... For anyone who's ever had trouble starting, keeping, or finishing a journal or sketchbook comes this expanded edition of Wreck This Journal, an illustrated book that features a subversive collection of prompts, asking readers to muster up their best mistake and mess-making abilities and to fill the pages of the book (or destroy them). ...
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Wreck This JournalThe special limited edition red mesh cover of the international bestseller... For anyone who's ever had trouble starting, keeping, or finishing a journal or sketchbook comes this expanded edition of Wreck This Journal, an illustrated book that features a subversive collection of prompts, asking readers to muster up their best mistake and mess-making abilities and to fill the pages of the book (or destroy them). ...
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry FinnSubjects: Humorous stories Notes: This is an OCR reprint. There may be numerous typos or missing text. There are no illustrations or indexes. When you buy the General Books edition of this book you get free trial access to Million-Books.com where you can select from more than a million books for free. You can also preview the book there.
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Understanding a PhotographJohn Berger's writings on photography are some of the most original of the twentieth century. This selection contains many groundbreaking essays and previously uncollected pieces written for exhibitions and catalogues in which Berger probes the work of photographers such as Henri Cartier-Bresson and W. Eugene Smith - and the lives of those photographed - with fierce engagement, intensity and tenderness. The ...
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The Federalist PapersThe documents thatshaped a nation. Three of the founding fathers brilliantly defend their revolutionary charter: the Constitution of the United States, a milestone in political science and a classic of American history.
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Southern Short StoriesThis groundbreaking collection of 33 short stories of the American South spans nearly two centuries, with stories from such luminaries as Robert Penn Warren, Carson McCullers, Eudora Welty, William Faulkner, Truman Capote, and Alice Walker. Revised reissue.
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BeowulfBeowulf is the earliest extant poem in a modern European languagea reflecting a feudal, newly Christian world of heroes and monsters, blood and victory, life and death. Its beauty, power, and artistry have kept it alive for more than thirteen centuries.
Heart of Darkness and The Secret SharerIn this pair of literary voyages into the inner self, Conrad wrote two of the most chilling, disturbing, and noteworthy pieces of fiction of the 20th century. "Heart of Darkness" and "The Secret Sharer" encapsulate his literary achievements - and his haunting portrayal of the dark side of man.
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The Picture of Dorian Gray and Three StoriesIn Dorian Gray, Wilde's full-length novel, a fashionable young man sells his soul for eternal youth and beauty. Also included in the volume are three of the Irish master storyteller's short works.
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PersuasionThe "Penguin English Library Edition" of "Persuasion" by Jane Austen. 'Her attachment and regrets had, for a long time, clouded every enjoyment of youth; and an early loss of bloom and spirits had been their lasting effect'. "Persuasion", Jane Austen's last novel, is a moving, masterly and elegiac love story tinged with the heartache of missed opportunities. It tells the story of Anne Elliot, who, persuaded ...
The Woman in White'In one moment, every drop of blood in my body was brought to a stop... There, as if it had that moment sprung out of the earth... stood the figure of a solitary Woman, dressed from head to foot in white. The Woman in White famously opens with Walter Hartright's eerie encounter on a moonlit London road. Engaged as a drawing master to the beautiful Laura Fairlie, Walter is drawn into the sinister intrigues of ...
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Mansfield Park'We have all been more or less to blame... every one of us, excepting Fanny'. Taken from the poverty of her parents' home in Portsmouth, Fanny Price is brought up with her rich cousins at Mansfield Park, acutely aware of her humble rank and with her cousin Edmund as her sole ally. During her uncle's absence in Antigua, the Crawford's arrive in the neighbourhood bringing with them the glamour of London life and ...
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The Rosie ProjectDon Tillman is a socially challenged genetics professor who's decided the time has come to find a wife. His questionnaire is intended to weed out anyone who's unsuitable. The trouble is, Don has rather high standards and doesn't really do flexible so, despite lots of takers, he's not having much success in identifying The One. When Rosie Jarman comes to his office, Don assumes it's to apply for the Wife Project ...
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The New Rules of Lifting for WomenIn The New Rules of Lifting for Women, authors Lou Schuler, Cassandra Forsythe and Alwyn Cosgrove present a comprehensive strength, conditioning and nutrition plan destined to revolutionize the way women work out. All the latest studies prove that strength training, not aerobics, provides the key to losing fat and building a fit, strong body.
This book refutes the misconception that women will "bulk up" if they ...
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In My Shoes: A MemoirWhen Tamara Mellon's father lent her the money to start a high-end shoe company, he cautioned her: 'Don't let the accountants run your business.' Little did he know. Over the next fifteen years the struggle between 'the suits' and 'the creatives' would dominate, as Tamara Mellon's business savvy and design flair built Jimmy Choo into a premier name in the ultra-competitive fashion world.
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The Sea ChangeA tsunami and a war, a mother and a daughter, a husband and a wife: Joanna Rossiter's haunting novel explores how these relationships are welded and dissolved by extraordinary circumstances beyond human control. Beautifully observed and moving, A Lost Place is a novel for fans of Sadie Jones' The Outcast, Amanda Hodgkinson's 22 Britannia Road and Natasha Solomons' The Novel in the Viola. Yesterday was Alice's ...
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Poseidon's ArrowDirk Pitt is oceanography's answer to Indiana Jones, praises the Associated Press. And now the Cusslers bring us Pitt's most dangerous adventure of all.
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A Good Parcel of English SoilRichard Mabey, one of Britain's leading nature writers, looks at the relationship between city and country, and how this brings out the power of nature - part of a series of twelve books tied to the twelve lines of the London Underground. Exploring the creation of Metro-land as a powerful symbol of the English ruralist myth, A Good Parcel of English Soil looks at how individuals become sensitized to nature in ...
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The Twelve Days of ChristmasThe astounding talent of Laurel Long brings this beloved song to life with breathtaking style. Set against a lush countryside, each day brings a new gift elegantly rendered. And like in the verses of the song, the previous gifts are repeated in every illustration, giving this striking artwork a hidden aspect, culminating in a staggering spread featuring them all. Readers will pore over every page, searching ...
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Bonkers: My Life in Laughs'As the steady march of time takes its toll on my memory and the vultures circle, I thought I should have a stab at recollecting how it all happened'... Jennifer Saunders' brilliant comic creations have brought joy to millions for three decades. From Comic Strip to Comic Relief, from Bolly-swilling Edina in Absolutely Fabulous to Meryl Streep in Mamma Mia, her characters are household names. But it's Jennifer ...
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Moby-Dick'The frail gunwales bent in, collapsed, and snapped, as both jaws, like an enormous shears, sliding further aft, bit the craft completely in twain'... The crew of the whaling ship the Pequod is bound by its Captain Ahab to a single, bloody goal: the killing of the whale Moby-Dick, the giant albino that has taken his leg and on which he has sworn vengeance. Driven, perhaps doomed, by his dangerous monomania, ...
AutobiographySteven Patrick Morrissey was born in Manchester on May 22nd 1959. Singer-songwriter and co-founder of the Smiths (1982-1987), Morrissey has been a solo artist for twenty-six years, during which time he has had three number 1 albums in England in three different decades. Achieving eleven Top 10 albums (plus nine with the Smiths), his songs have been recorded by David Bowie, Nancy Sinatra, Marianne Faithfull, ...
The Empty StockingThe Empty Stocking is a brilliantly funny Christmas story by Richard Curtis and Rebecca Cobb. Brilliant read by the one and only Dawn French. In this fantastically funny and heartwarming story by Richard Curtis, scriptwriter of Four Weddings and a Funeral and Love Actually, it's Christmas Eve and there's one very important question on everyone's mind - have you been good this year? For twins Sam and Charlie ...
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Everything is ConnectedKeri Smith's Everything is Connected is not just a book of postcards. It's a series of experiments designed to shake us out of our ruts. Through the ingenious use of the common postcard, Keri Smith encourages us to embark on a quest to reanimate everyday life. No matter how hard we try, everyday life always becomes predictable. From the toothpaste we use and the clothing we wear, to the way we talk and what ...
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Finish This BookFrom the creator of the much-loved, much-used `Wreck This Journal` comes a do-it-yourself illustrated story - where the reader is both the author, and the main character... `Dear Reader, One dark and stormy night, I found some strange scattered pages abandoned in a park.....Your mission is to become the new author of this work. You will continue the research and provide the content. In order to complete the ...
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Lady Chatterley's LoverConstance Chatterley feels trapped in her sexless marriage to the invalid Sir Clifford. Unable to fulfil his wife emotionally or physically, Clifford encourages her to have a liaison with a man of their own class. But Connie is attracted instead to her husband's gamekeeper and embarks on a passionate affair that brings new life to her stifled existence. Can she find a true equality with Mellors, despite the ...
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Vampire Academy: Last SacrificeThe international Number 1 bestselling Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead is NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE.
Read it before it hits cinemas in February 2014!
Higher Learning. Higher Stakes.
MURDER, LOVE, JEALOUSY. AND THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE.
The Queen is dead and the Moroi world will never be the same.
Rose Hathaway is awaiting wrongful execution and there exists only one man who can stall this terrible fate.
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Slinky Malinki CatflapsSlinky Malinki Catflaps is a hilarious rhyming story by Lynley Dodd.
Slinky Malinki wakes from a cosy sleep, stretches and slips out through the catflap and into the night. He's soon joined by his friends Greywacke Jones, Butterball Brown, the Poppadum kittens and the rest of the gang. Hobnobbing happily on the wall, ten in a row, the cats are disturbed by the crotchety Scarface Claw. The cats hiss and yowl ...
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Hairy Maclary's Showbusiness"In Riverside Hall on Cabbage Tree Row, the Cat Club were having their Annual Show ..." When Hairy Maclary bounces and pounces his way into the cat show, his flustering and blustering bring a very unexpected result...This title presents another rollicking, rhyming adventure with Hairy Maclary (from 'Donaldson's Dairy') and friends!
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Hairy Maclary's BoneHairy Maclary's Bone is a hilarious rhyming story by Lynley Dodd.
With cumulative rhymes and sunny ink and watercolor illustrations, this international favorite chronicles the escapades of our hero Hairy and his crew of five kooky canines. Here every dog-from big-as-a-horse Hercules Morse to Schnitzel von Krumm with the very low tum-tries to have his day with HAIRY MACLARY'S BONE, but guess who triumphs!
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Short Stories in GermanThis new volume of eight short stories offers students of German at all levels the opportunity to enjoy a wide range of contemporary literature in the original, with the aid of parallel translations.
The majority of these stories have been written in the past decade, and reflect a rich diversity of styles and themes. Complete with notes, the stories make excellent reading in either language.
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Stuff I've Been ReadingStuff I've Been Reading by Nick Hornby - the bestselling novelist's rich, witty and inspiring reading diary. Read what you enjoy, not what bores you, Nick Hornby tells us. And in this new collection of his columns from the Believer magazine (taking off where The Complete Polysyllabic Spree finished), he shows us how it's done. Or at least, how he does it: whether plunging into a biography of Dickens whilst his ...
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The Christmas Tale of Peter RabbitThe Christmas Tale of Peter Rabbit is a brand new tale from Emma Thompson. In her second Further Tale of Peter Rabbit, Emma Thompson returns Peter to his home in the Lake District. Peter and his silly cousin Benjamin are helping their friend William - he's a turkey - who is in danger of becoming Mr and Mrs McGregor's Christmas dinner. Will Peter and Benjamin be able to save him? Emma Thompson is an Oscar-winning ...
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Hello Kitty. Christmas!Hello Kitty introduces Christmas in this delightful first words book. The bright pictures and simple words make it perfect for babies and toddlers to enjoy.
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Snowy FunIt`s snowing and Peppa and George can`t wait to get outside and play. Suitable for fans of Peppa Pig, this board book lets you find out what happens when they build a great big snow man in this delightful little winter`s tale.
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The Hen Who Dreamed She Could FlyThe 2-million-copy bestselling modern fable from Korea that is winning hearts around the world
This is the story of a hen named Sprout. No longer content to lay eggs on command only to have them carted off to the market, she glimpses her future every morning through the barn doors, where the other animals roam free, and comes up with a plan to escape into the wild - and to hatch an egg of her own. An anthem ...
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Winter of the WorldBerlin in 1933 is in upheaval. Eleven-year-old Carla von Ulrich struggles to understand the tensions disrupting her family as Hitler strengthens his grip on Germany. Into this turmoil steps her mother's formidable friend and former British MP, Ethel Leckwith, and her student son, Lloyd, who soon learns for himself the brutal reality of Nazism.
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Idylls of the King: And a Selection of PoemsHis poems evoke the past and present, the exotic and the familiar, the rich and the poor, making this selection accessible-and applicable-to just about everyone.
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Calculated in DeathOn Manhattan's Upper East Side a woman lies dead at the bottom of the stairs, stripped of all her valuables. Most cops might call it a mugging gone wrong, but Lieutenant Eve Dallas knows better.
A well-off accountant and a beloved wife and mother, Marta Dickenson doesn't seem the type to be on anyone's hit list. But when Eve and her partner, Peabody, find blood inside the building, the lieutenant knows Marta's ...
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Expo 58London, 1958: unassuming civil servant Thomas Foley is plucked from his desk at the Central Office of Information and sent on a six-month trip to Brussels. His task: to keep an eye on The Brittania, a brand new pub which will form the heart of the British presence at Expo 58 - the biggest World's Fair of the century, and the first to be held since the Second World War. As soon as he arrives at the site, Thomas ...
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The Top Gear YearsThe Top Gear Years brings together Jeremy Clarkson's collected magazine columns for the first time. Clarkson at his pithy, provocative, hilarious best. We now know all about the world according to Clarkson. In a series of bestselling books Jeremy has revealed it to be a puzzling, frustrating place where all too often the lunatics seem to be running the asylum. But in The Top Gear Years, we get something rather ...
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Shirley'Alas, Experience! No other mentor has so wasted and frozen a face as yours: none wears a robe so black, none bears a rod so heavy'... Struggling manufacturer Robert Moore has introduced labour saving machinery to his Yorkshire mill, arousing a ferment of unemployment and discontent among his workers. Robert considers marriage to the wealthy and independent Shirley Keeldar to solve his financial woes, yet his ...
Percy Jackson and the Lightning ThiefPercy Jackson and the Lightning Thief is the first bestselling book in Rick Riordan's phenomenally successful Percy Jackson series - now with a new cover look. Half boy. Half God. ALL Hero. Look, I didn't want to be a half-blood. I never asked to be the son of a Greek God. I was just a normal kid, going to school, playing basketball, skateboarding. The usual. Until I accidentally vaporized my maths teacher. ...
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How I Live NowHow I Live Now is an original and poignant book by Meg Rosoff, now a film tie-in edition! How I Live Now is the powerful and engaging story of Daisy, the precocious New Yorker and her English cousin Edmond, torn apart as war breaks out in London, from the multi award-winning Meg Rosoff. How I Live Now has been adapted for the big screen by Kevin Macdonald, starring Saoirse Ronan as Daisy and releases in 2013. ...
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Stolen PreyLucas Davenport has seen many terrible murder scenes. This is one of the worst. In the small Minnesota town of Deephaven, an entire family has been killed - husband, wife, two daughters, dogs. There's something about the scene that pokes at Lucas's cop instincts - it looks an awful lot like the kind of scorched-earth retribution he's seen in drug killings sometimes. But this is a seriously upscale town, and ...
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Easy PreyIn life she was a high-profile model, but in death she's the focus of a media firestorm that demands action from Lucas Davenport. One of his own men is a suspect in her murder. But when a series of bizarre, seemingly unrelated slayings rock the city, Davenport suspects a connection that leads to an ingenious killer more ruthless than anyone feared.
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Chosen PreyA killer has some serious cleaning up to do to keep from getting caught - and Davenport's detection skills make him number one on his hit list.
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Bit on the SideA Bit on the Side - Twelve remarkable stories by the master storyteller William Trevor.
'Compassionate, poignant, even heart-rending. Almost perfect works of art by perhaps the greatest short story writer now working in English' Sunday Independent.
William Trevor is truly a Chekhov for our age. In these twelve stories, a waiter divulges a shocking life of crime to his ex-wife; a woman repeats the story of her ...
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Death KitFirst published in 1967, Death Kit is a classic of modern fiction. Blending realism and dream, Susan Sontag's second novel offers a passionate exploration of the recesses of the American conscience.
The novel is a narrative of the suffering of Dalton 'Diddy' Harron, told through his own observations. He works in advertising for a microscope manufacturer, is thirty-three and divorced and a month ago tried to ...
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Dunwich HorrorIn the degenerate, unliked backwater of Dunwich, Wilbur Whately, a most unusual child, is born. Of unnatural parentage, he grows at an uncanny pace to an unsettling height, but the boy’s arrival simply precedes that of a true horror: one of the Old Ones, that forces the people of the town to hole up by night, fearful for their lives, by day able only to trace the wreckage wrought by the gigantic, unseen monster.
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Will Grayson, Will GraysonOne cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, teenager Will Grayson crosses paths with... Will Grayson! Two teens with the same name who run in two very different circles suddenly find their lives going in new and unexpected directions. Culminating in epic turns-of-heart on both of their parts, they team up to produce the most fabulous musical ever to grace the high-school stage.
Told in alternating ...
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The New Science of Strong MaterialsWhy isn't wood weaker that it is? Why isn't steel stronger? Why does glass sometimes shatter and sometimes bend like spring? Why do ships break in half? What is a liquid and is treacle one? All these are questions about the nature of materials. All of them are vital to engineers but also fascinating as scientific problems. During the 250 years up to the 1920s and 1930s they had been answered largely by seeing ...
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Change: Learn to Love It, Learn to Lead ItChange by Richard Gerver will give you all you need to understand change, to adapt to change, and to inspire others to do the same.
'To be successful, you have to be able to adapt to change' - Sir Alex Ferguson.
The pace of change is greater than ever. We all face new challenges every day in our jobs and in our personal lives. Those who can handle change are the most fulfilled. Those who fear change will find ...
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The TwitsPhizz-whizzing new branding for the world's No.1 storyteller, Roald Dahl!
Exciting, bold and instantly recognisable with Quentin Blake's inimitable artwork.
Mr and Mrs Twit are extremely nasty, so the Muggle-Wump monkeys and the Roly-Poly bird hatch an ingenious plan to give them just the ghastly surprise they deserve!
Roald Dahl, the best-loved of children's writers, was born in Wales of Norwegian parents. ...
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George's Marvellous MedicinePhizz-whizzing new branding for the world's No.1 storyteller, Roald Dahl!
Exciting, bold and instantly recognisable with Quentin Blake's inimitable artwork.
In this popular Dahl story, George creates a very special medicine to cure his grandma of her nasty habits.
Roald Dahl, the best-loved of children's writers, was born in Wales of Norwegian parents. After school in England he went to work for Shell in Africa. ...
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D-DayThe Normandy Landings that took place on D-Day involved by far the largest invasion fleet ever known. The scale of the undertaking was simply awesome. What followed them was some of the most cunning and ferocious fighting of the war, at times as savage as anything seen on the Eastern Front. As casualties mounted, so too did the tensions between the principal commanders on both sides. Meanwhile, French civilians ...
And the Mountains EchoedAn unforgettable novel about finding a lost piece of yourself in someone else. Khaled Hosseini, the #1 "New York Times - bestselling author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, has written a new novel about how we love, how we take care of one another, and how the choices we make resonate through generations. In this tale revolving around not just parents and children but brothers and sisters, cousins ...
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Wreck This JournalFor anyone who's ever wished to, but had trouble starting, keeping, or finishing a journal or sketchbook comes this journal; an illustrated book that features a subversive collection of prompts, asking readers to muster up their best mistake - and mess-making abilities to fill the pages of the book (and destroy them).
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Charlie and the Chocolate FactoryWilly Wonka's famous chocolate factory is opening at last! But only five lucky children will be allowed inside. And the winners are: Augustus Gloop, an enormously fat boy whose hobby is eating; Veruca Salt, a spoiled-rotten brat whose parents are wrapped around her little finger; Violet Beauregarde, a dim-witted gum-chewer with the fastest jaws around; Mike Teavee, a toy pistol-toting gangster-in-training who ...
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Matilda"The Trunchbull" is no match for Matilda! Matilda is a sweet, exceptional young girl, but her parents think she's just a nuisance. She expects school to be different but there she has to face Miss Trunchbull, a kid-hating terror of a headmistress. When Matilda is attacked by the Trunchbull she suddenly discovers she has a remarkable power with which to fight back. It'll take a superhuman genius to give Miss ...
Russian Magic Tales from Pushkin to PlatonovShe turned into a frog, into a lizard, into all kinds of other reptiles and then into a spindle. In these tales, young women go on long and difficult quests, wicked stepmothers turn children into geese and tsars ask dangerous riddles, with help or hindrance from magical dolls, cannibal witches, talking skulls, stolen wives, and brothers disguised as wise birds. Half the tales here are true oral tales, collected ...
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Let it SnowA Christmas Eve snowstorm transforms one small town into a glittering, romantic holiday haven. Three of today's bestselling YA authors whip up a recipe for holiday romance, in this trio of hilarious interconnected tales of love.
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The Husband's SecretMother of three and wife of John-Paul, Cecilia discovers an old envelope in the attic. Written in her husband's hand, it says: to be opened only in the event of my death. Curious, she opens it - and time stops. John-Paul's letter confesses to a terrible mistake which, if revealed, would wreck their family as well as the lives of others.
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Wreck This JournalSuitable for anyone who's ever wished to, but had trouble starting, keeping, or finishing a journal or sketchbook, this book features a collection of suggestions, asking them to muster up their mistake - and mess-making abilities to fill the pages of the book (and destroy them).
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The Time Machine. The Invisible ManTwo classic science fiction novels in one handsome volume. Here are two masterpieces of irony and imaginative vision from the father of science fiction. The Time Machine propels the Time Traveller into a distant, dismal, Darwinian future. The Invisible Man tells of a brash young scientist who becomes invisible, then insane.
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The Brothers KaramazovDostoyevskys masterpiece introduces a world filled with greed, passion, depravity, and complex moral issues, as three brothers become involved in the brutal murder of their own father. This edition features an Afterword by bestselling author Sara Peretsky. Revised reissue.
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Percy Jackson and the Battle of the LabyrinthHalf Boy. Half God. All Hero. Honestly, blowing up another school was the last thing I wanted to do. As the son of a Greek God, I've had my share of near-death disaster - and now my arch enemy Luke wants to invade our camp via an ancient labyrinth. If he succeeds, thousands of bloodthirsty monsters will attack.
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Percy Jackson and the Titan's CurseIt's not every day you find yourself in combat with a half-lion, half-human. But when you're the son of a Greek God, it happens. And now my friend Annabeth is missing, a Goddess is in chains and only five half-blood heroes can join the quest to defeat the doomsday monster.
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Percy Jackson and the Sea of MonstersHalf Boy. Half God. All Hero. You can't tell by looking at me that my dad is Poseidon, God of the Sea. It's not easy being a half-blood these days. Now Camp Half-Blood is under attack, and unless I can get my hands on the Golden Fleece, the whole camp will be invaded by monsters.
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A Passion for HimMiss Amelia Benbridge and the Earl of Ware are the most anticipated match of the Season. But Amelia's love will always belong to her childhood sweetheart, the gypsy Colin - who tragically died. She knows she'll never feel such passion again. But when a brooding stranger at a masquerade offers a single, sensual kiss passions rise...
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The Testament of MaryFor Mary, her son has been lost to the world, and now, living in exile and in fear, she tries to piece together the memories of the events that led to her son's brutal death. To her he was a vulnerable figure, surrounded by men who could not be trusted, living in a time of turmoil and change.
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WhistlerJames McNeill Whistler (1834-1903) was one of the most original artists of the late 19th-century. Flamboyant dandy and ebullient publicist, friend of Oscar Wilde, Whistler was also a meticulous craftsman dedicated to the perfection of his art. He was born in the United States but travelled to Paris to study painting. Under the influence of Courbet, he began as a realist painter, but gradually developed a startlingly ...
Tim BurtonTim Burton is one of the most popular and innovative creative forces working in Hollywood today. From his first films as a cinema obsessed adolescent to his most recent Hollywood blockbusters like Sweeney Todd and Alice in Wonderland, this new monograph by acclaimed author and film critic Antoine de Baecque, takes readers on a behind the scenes journey through Burton's eccentric career. Featuring interviews ...
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Steve McCurry: Looking EastThis striking new publication, a sequel to Phaidon's 2000 publication "South Southeast", is a selection of Steve McCurry's most astounding and powerful portraits from South and Southeast Asia. McCurry takes photographs all over the world, for "National Geographic" magazine and his own projects, but it is the people, places, colours and forms of Afghanistan, India, Sri Lanka, Cambodia and Myanmar (Burma) that ...
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English Garden"The English Garden" is an illustrated survey of 100 iconic, significant and beautiful gardens in England, from the sixteenth century to the present day. This accessible and informative source book includes an unrivalled range of gardens by designers, makers, patrons, artists, architects and literary figures - from Sir Edward Phelips Montacute House (1590), to today's award-winning designs and large-scale environmental ...
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MaryLev Ganin is a young officer sharing a boarding house in Berlin with a host of Russian émigrés. Alone in his room, he dreams of his first love, Mary. Awash with memories of youth and idyllic scenes of pre-Revolution Russia, Ganin becomes convinced that Mary is in fact the wife of a fellow-boarder, due to arrive at this very house soon. He longs for her arrival, when he can whisk her away and leave ...
On the Shoulders of GiantsON THE SHOULDERS OF GIANTS tells a compelling story, using original papers from Einstein, Copernicus, Galilei, Kepler and Newton. Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking explains how these works changed the course of science, ushering astronomy and physics out of the Middle Ages and into the modern world.
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HowlBeat movement icon and visionary poet, Allen Ginsberg was one of the most influential poets of the twentieth century, and broke boundaries with his fearless, pyrotechnic verse. The apocalyptic 'Howl', originally written as a performance piece, became the subject of an obscenity trial when it was first published in 1956. It is considered to be one of the defining works of the Beat Generation, standing alongside ...
The JungleA new weapon unleashed in 13th-century China. A rescue mission in the mountains along the Afghanistan/Pakistan border. A woman goes missing in the jungles of northern Thailand and Myanmar. In this title, all of these events will come together.
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Reflejada en TiGideon Cross. Tan guapo e impecable en el exterior, como traumatizado y atormentado en el interior. Fue una brillante y ardiente llama que me abrumó más que el más oscuro de los placeres. No podía mantenerme alejada. No quería hacerlo. Él era me adicción... mi único deseo... era mío.
Mi pasado era tan violento como el suyo y yo estaba igual de destrozada. Nunca lo ...
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The Diary of a Madman and Other StoriesNikolai Gogol, an early 19th century Ukrainian-born Russian novelist, humorist, and dramatist, created some of the most important works of world literature and is considered the father of modern Russian realism. Gogol satirized the corrupt bureaucracy of the Russian Empire through the scrupulous and scathing realism of his writing, which would ultimately lead to his exile. Among some of his finest works are ...
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Entwined With YouThe 6 million copy global bestselling Crossfire series from Sylvia Day continues in Entwined with You as Eva and Gideon face the demons of their pasts and accept the consequences of their obsessive desires... From the moment I first met Gideon Cross, I recognized something in him that I needed. Something I couldn't resist. I also saw the dangerous and damaged soul inside - so much like my own. I was drawn to ...
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The Pocket ScavengerInstructs readers to collect a spectrum of quirky items: something that is miniature, a stain that is green, something from the year you were born, a used envelope, and more.
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Charlie and the Great Glass ElevatorA true genius... Roald Dahl is my hero - David Walliams A phizz-whizzing rebrand for the world's No.1 storyteller - Roald Dahl! Exciting, bold and instantly recognisable with Quentin Blake's inimitable artwork. Charlie Bucket has won Willy Wonka's chocolate factory and is on his way to take possession of it - in none other than a great glass elevator! But when the elevator makes a fearful whooshing noise, Charlie ...
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An Abundance of KatherinesWhen it comes to relationships, Colin Singleton's type is girls named Katherine. And when it comes to girls named Katherine, Colin is always getting dumped. Nineteen times, to be exact. On a road trip miles from home, this anagram-happy, washedup child prodigy has ten thousand dollars in his pocket, a bloodthirsty feral hog on his trail, and an overweight, Judge Judy - loving best friend riding shotgun - but ...
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A Christmas CarolEvery idiot who goes around with 'Merry Christmas' on his lips, should be boiled with his own pudding . Charles Dickens' tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, who is haunted by three spirits and learns the true meaning of Christmas has had, along with Dickens' other Christmas writings, a lasting and significant influence upon our ideas about the season as a time for celebration, charity and memory. The Penguin English Library ...
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The Drawing of the ThreeAfter his confrontation with the man in black at the end of The Gunslinger, Roland awakes to find three doors on the beach of Mid-World's Western Sea - each leading to New York City but at three different moments in time. Through these doors, Roland must "draw" three figures crucial to his quest for the Dark Tower. In 1987, he finds Eddie Dean, The Prisoner, a heroin addict. In 1964, he meets Odetta Holmes, ...
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'The ultimate children's story ever' - David Walliams Phizz-whizzing new branding for the world's No. storyteller! Exciting, bold and instantly recognisable with Quentin Blake's inimitable artwork. The famous story of Charlie Bucket and his Golden Ticket, and Willy Wonka and his amazing chocolate factory. Mr Willy Wonka, the most wondrous inventor in the world, opens his gates of his amazing chocolate factory ...
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What Happened to GoodbyeMcLean and her father, a restaurant consultant, have spent two years moving from town to town. In the aftermath of her parents' divorce, McLean has opted to stay with her father and has become somewhat estranged from her mother. In Lakeview, the newest town, McLean finds herself putting down more roots that she usually does, making friends, and even enjoying a new romance with her neighbor, Dave. She also begins ...
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Theodore Boone: The AccusedBig trouble is brewing for Theodore Boone. While all of Streenburg anxiously awaits the new trial of infamous murder suspect Pete Duffy, problems arise for their own kid lawyer.
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The PacificBetween America's retreat from China in late November 1941 and the moment General MacArthur's airplane touched down on the Japanese mainland in August of 1945, five men connected by happenstance fought the key battles of the war against Japan. The Pacific is the companion book to the HBO miniseries that tracks the intertwined odysseys of U.S. Marines during WWII. Hugh Ambrose is a noted historian and was a consultant ...
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The Kite RunnerTwelve-year-old Amir is desperate to win the approval of his father, so resolves to win the local kite-fighting tournament and prove that he has the makings of a man. His loyal friend Hassan promises to help him - for he always helps Amir. But this is 1970s Afghanistan and Hassan is merely a low-caste servant who is jeered at in the street, although Amir feels jealous of his natural courage and the place he ...
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The Gods of Gotham1845. New York City forms its first police force. The Great Potato Famine hits Ireland. These two events will change New York City forever. Timothy Wilde is a reluctant, newly minted officer of the New York City Police Department. One night while making his rounds, he runs into a little girl - covered, head to toe, in blood. She claims she knows where dozens of bodies are buried.
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BreakdownCarmilla, Queen of the Night, is a shape-shifting raven whose fictional exploits thrill girls all over the world. When tweens in Chicago's Carmilla Club hold an initiation ritual in an abandoned cemetery, they stumble on an actual corpse, a man stabbed through the heart in a vampire-style slaying.
The girls include daughters of some of Chicago's most powerful families: The grandfather of one, Chaim Salanter, ...
The Devil's ElixirSean Reilly and Tess Chaykin, heroes of Raymond Khoury's bestselling Templar thrillers, return in an edge-of-your-seat story that reaches from the present day back to 1800s Mexico - and possibly beyond. In The Devil's Elixir, Sean and Tess find themselves in a race - against the clock, against drug kingpins, and even against the DEA.
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Delusion in DeathIt was just another after-work happy-hour bar downtown, where business professionals unwound with a few drinks...until something went terribly wrong. And after twelve minutes of chaos and violence, eighty people lay dead.
Lieutenant Eve Dallas is trying to sort out the inexplicable events. Surviving witnesses talk about seeing things - monsters and swarms of bees. They describe sudden, overwhelming feelings ...
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CaughtWhen an innocent man is lured to the site of an alleged child abuse, both a journalist named Wendy, and the police assume he is the abuser. It's not until three months later when Wendy gets a shocking phone call and realizes that maybe she jumped to conclusions. Harlan Coben is the #1 bestselling author of Long Lost and Hold Tight, among others.
The JungleJuan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon have undergone many hair-raising adventures before - but never one quite like this. Jungles come in many forms. There are the steamy rain forests of the Burmese highlands. There are the lies and betrayals of the world of covert operations. And there are the dark and twisted thoughts of a man bent on near-global domination. To pull off their latest mission, Cabrillo and ...
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A Discovery of WitchesDiana Bishop, a young historian (and a witch), discovers an enchanted manuscript at the Bodleian Library at Oxford. The text, known as Ashmole 782, turns out to be a coveted treasure lost for centuries, and she is the first and only creature who has met the terms of its spell. Her discovery sets the supernatural world spinning, and she soon finds an ally in Matthew Clairmont, a 1,500 year old vampire.
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Max and Ruby Play SchoolRuby wants to teach Max all the things a wise big sister knows, such as the alphabet, numbers, and colors. But first she has to teach him to pay attention.
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Night over WaterSeptember 1939. England is at war with Nazi Germany. In Southampton, the world’s most luxurious airliner - the legendary Pan Am clipper - takes off for its final flight to neutral America. Aboard are the cream of society and the dregs of humanity, all fleeing the war for reasons of their own… shadowed by a danger they do not know exists… and heading straight into a storm of violence, intrigue, and betrayal...
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Ah, Sweet Mystery of LifeThe sweet scents of rural life infuse this collection of Roald Dahl's country stories, but there is always something unexpected lurking in the undergrowth... Whether it is taking a troublesome cow to be mated with a prime bull; dealing with a rat-infested hayrick; learning the ways and means of maggot farming; or describing the fine art of poaching pheasants using nothing but raisins and sleeping pills, Roald ...
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The Importance of Being MyrtleIs a death in the family the chance for a new start? When Myrtle's husband, Austin, dies on the bus one morning, everything seems to freeze. But in reality Myrtle has been frozen for nearly forty years, locked into an emotionless marriage. So if the barriers have been lifted, why does she still feel trapped? Her daughters are a mystery to her - one prickly and defensive, the other with a closely guarded secret. ...
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Carry the OneIn the early hours of the morning, following a wedding reception, a car filled with stoned, drunk and sleepy guests accidentally hits and kills a girl on a dark country road. This title explores the after effects of one night's terrible trauma on three siblings over years.
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Watermark: An Essay on VeniceReading Brodsky's essays is like a conversation with an immensely erudite, hugely entertaining and witty (and often very funny) interlocutor. This collection of forty-eight short pieces on Venice showcase Joseph Brodsky at his very best: witty, intelligent, moving and elegant. Looking at every aspect of Venice, from its waterways, streets and architecture to its food, politics and people, Brodsky captures the ...
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AutobiographiesThe Autobiographies of Charles Darwin (1809-82) provide a fascinating glimpse into the mind of one of the world's intellectual giants. They begin with engaging memories of his childhood and youth and of his burgeoning scientific curiosity and love of the natural world, which led to him joining the expedition on the Beagle. Darwin follows this with survey of his career and ends with a reckoning of his life's ...
Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume 2This isn't just any cookery book. It is "Mastering the Art of French Cooking", first published in 1961, and it's a book that is a statement, not of culinary intent, but of aspiration, a commitment to a certain sort of good life, a certain sort of world-view; a votive object implying taste and appetite and a little je ne sais quoi. Julia Child was like Amelia Earhart, or Eleanor Roosevelt: she was a hero who'd ...
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Father and SonsWhen Fathers and Sons was first published in Russia, in 1862, it was met with a blaze of controversy about where Turgenev stood in relation to his account of generational misunderstanding. Was he criticizing the worldview of the conservative aesthete, Pavel Kirsanov, and the older generation, or that of the radical, cerebral medical student, Evgenii Bazarov, representing the younger one? The critic Dmitrii Pisarev ...
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Various Pets Alive and DeadLentils, free love and radical politics... the wonderfully funny fourth novel from Britain's bestselling comic novelist, about family life gone differently than anticipated by Doro and Marcus and their now grown up kids.
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The Tao of PoohThought-provoking and charming. Library Journal Not all Great Masters of Wisdom are venerable graybeards. One is as familiar to us as that beloved teddy bear Winnie the Pooh. From the how of Pooh to the Tao of Pooh is a simple, effortless, joyous step... a delicious journey to Pooh Corner illuminated by the timeless teachings of the Taoist immortals.
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The Voyages of Doctor DolittleWith young Tommy at his side, Dr. Doolittle embarks on extraordinary adventures, using his ability to speak with animals. Lofting's blend of fantasy and environmentalism has delighted readers for generations.
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PunchAn Authoritative, historically informed tribute to the punch bowl, by the James Beard Award-winning author of Imbibe!
Acclaimed cocktail expert and historian David Wondrich takes readers on a raucous guided tour of all things punch-a tour that starts with some very lonely British sailors and swells to include a cast of lords and ladies, admirals, kings, presidents, poets, pirates, novelists, spies, and other ...
The Reluctant FundamentalistThe Reluctant Fundamentalist is Mohsin Hamids thrillingly provocative international bestseller. It is shortlisted for the Man Booker prize in 2007. Now a major film directed by Mira Nair and starring Kate Hudson and Kiefer Sutherland. Excuse me, sir, but may I be of assistance? Ah, I see I have alarmed you. Do not be frightened by my beard. I am a lover of America... So speaks the mysterious stranger at a Lahore ...
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The HelpIn Jackson, Mississippi, in 1962, there are lines that are not crossed. Black maids raise the white children, but no one trusts them not to steal the silver. Black maids clean the toilets, but they have their own out back. Everyone stays within the lines. But, suddenly, three women: Aibileen, Minny, and Skeeter, who find themselves tired of the lines. In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary ...
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Faded Steel HeatRiots between humans and trolls, elves, and other non-humans have plunged Tunfaire into near chaos. Garrett finds himself pulled into the game when a powerful gang of human rightists tries to shake down his employer?and ends up caught in a conspiracy of hate that pits man against? Everybody!
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The ThiefOn the ocean liner Mauretania, two European scientists with a dramatic new invention are barely rescued from abduction by the Van Dorn Detective Agency's intrepid chief investigator, Isaac Bell. Unfortunately, they are not so lucky the second time. The thugs attack again-and this time one of the scientists dies. What are they holding that is so precious? Only something that will revolutionize business and popular ...
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A Devil is WaitingThe President of the United States is heading to London, but not to an entirely warm welcome. A fanatical mullah is offering a blessing to anyone who will assassinate the President. Urgently, Sean Dillon, General Charles Ferguson, and the rest of the small band known as the "Prime Minister's private army" are called in, augmented by an extraordinary new recruit, an intelligence captain and Afghan war hero named Sara Gideon.
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Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky1913, Paris. Coco Chanel present at the first, the presentation of Igor Stravinsky's «rite of Spring». Rhythmic dissonance in music and sometimes shocking choreography cause a storm of indignation. But Koko carries how Igor stirred up the hall.
Seven years later, Koko and Igor meet again. Between the designer and composer quickly arise mutual sympathy and affection. Koko invites Igor together with his wife and ...
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Will Grayson, Will GraysonOne cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, teenager Will Grayson crosses paths with…Will Grayson! Two teens with the same name who run in two very different circles suddenly find their lives going in new and unexpected directions. Culminating in epic turns-of-heart on both of their parts, they team up to produce the most fabulous musical ever to grace the high school stage. Told in alternating voices ...
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Paper TownsQuentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs into his life, he follows. After their all-nighter ends, Q arrives at school to discover that Margo has disappeared.
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Looking for AlaskaJohn Green attended a boarding school not unlike Alaska’s Culver Creek. After graduating from college in 2000, he worked as a chaplain at a children’s hospital. John’s experiences with patients and their families during intense crises solidified his desire to write for teens about the challenge of confronting loss. John works for Booklist and is also a commentator for National Public Radio’s national afternoon ...
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An Abundance of KatherinesWhen it comes to relationships, Colin Singleton’s type is girls named Katherine. And when it comes to girls named Katherine, Colin is always getting dumped. Nineteen times, to be exact. On a road trip miles from home, this anagram-happy, washedup child prodigy has ten thousand dollars in his pocket, a bloodthirsty feral hog on his trail, and an overweight, Judge Judy–loving best friend riding shotgun - but no ...
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Red MistKay Scarpetta has arranged to meet an inmate at the high-security Georgia Prison for Women. The prisoner is a convicted sex offender and the mother of a vicious and diabolically brilliant killer. Against advice, Scarpetta is determined to hear this woman out - she believes she may hold some answers to the murder of her former deputy. But soon she finds connections to a string of grisly killings, including the ...
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Every Love Story Is a Ghost Story: A Life of David Foster WallaceIn his lifetime, David Foster Wallace was lauded by critics and loved by fans. But even to those who had barely read his work, he was something of a cult figure. Since his suicide in 2008, Wallace has become the Kurt Cobain of the printed word, and his life and death now stand as symbols of a generation's hopes and their despair. In this compelling account of Wallace's evolution from anxious adolescent into ...
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Brought in deadThe second of two classic police thrillers featuring detective Nick Miller, set in London’s seedy underworld.
After a long night on the job, Detective Sergeant Nick Miller is on his way home – only to become the first policeman at the scene of a young woman’s mysterious suicide. What’s odd is that it appears she tried to conceal her identity before doing herself in.
Miller follows a hazardous trail to find the ...
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WhispersA beautiful woman scarred by a hateful past. A compassionate cop haunted by a childhood by poverty. Violence brought them together and an unspeakable abomination may tear them apart.
WatchersA lonely widower. A ruthless assassin. A beautiful woman. A government agent. Drawn together in a deadly hunt, all four are inexorably propelled towards a confrontation with an evil beyond all human imagining.
Berlitz: Tallinn Pocket GuideTells you everything you need to know about the best places to visit in the city, from the historic seat of power, Toompea Castle, to the dramatic Aleksander Nevski Cathedral and bustling Town Hall Square. This title offers a rundown of the 10 top attractions in Tallinn, followed by an itinerary for a Perfect Day in the city.
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The Fault In Our StarsThe paperback version of John Green's Top Ten UK hit. A beautiful, humorous and emotional novel about sickness and health, life and death. Diagnosed with Stage IV thyroid cancer at 12, Hazel was prepared to die until, at 14, a medical miracle shrunk the tumours in her lungs. for now. Two years post-miracle, sixteen-year-old Hazel is post-everything else, too - post-high school, post-friends and post-normalcy. ...
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Thomas Hardy: The Time-torn ManParadox ruled Thomas Hardy's life. His birth was almost his death; he became one of the great Victorian novelists and reinvented himself as one of the twentieth-century's greatest poets; he was an unhappy husband but a desolate widower; he wrote bitter attacks on the English class system yet prized the friendship of aristocrats. In the hands of Claire Tomalin, Thomas Hardy the novelist, poet, neglectful husband ...
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid - Cabin FeverGreg Heffley is in big trouble. School property has been damaged and Greg is the prime suspect. But the crazy thing is, he's innocent! Or at least sort of. The authorities are closing in, but then a surprise blizzard hits and the Heffley family is trapped indoors.
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The Time MachineChilling, prophetic and hugely influential, The Time Machine sees a Victorian scientist propel himself into the year 802,701 AD, where he is delighted to find that suffering has been replaced by beauty and contentment in the form of the Eloi, an elfin species descended from man. But he soon realizes that they are simply remnants of a once-great culture - now weak and living in terror of the sinister Morlocks ...
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DraculaA chilling masterpiece of the horror genre, Dracula also illuminated dark corners of Victorian sexuality. When Jonathan Harker visits Transylvania to advise Count Dracula on a London home, he makes a horrifying discovery. Soon afterwards, a number of disturbing incidents unfold in England: an unmanned ship is wrecked at Whitby; strange puncture marks appear on a young woman's neck; and the inmate of a lunatic ...
Three LivesGertrude Stein, as a college student at Radcliffe and a medical student at Johns Hopkins Medical School, was a privileged woman, but she was surrounded by women who were trapped by poverty, class, and race into lives that offered little choice. Her portraits of Anna and Lena are examples of realistic depictions of immigrant women who had no occupational choice but to become domestic workers. This collection ...
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On PhotographyFirst published in 1973, this is a study of the force of photographic images which are continually inserted between experience and reality. Sontag develops further the concept of 'transparency'. When anything can be photographed and photography has destroyed the boundaries and definitions of art, a viewer can approach a photograph freely with no expectations of discovering what it means. This collection of six ...
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Against Interpretation and Other EssaysA series of provocative discussions on everything from individual authors to contemporary religious thinking, Against Interpretation and Other Essays is the definitive collection of Susan Sontag's best known and important works published in Penguin Modern Classics.
Against Interpretation was Susan Sontag's first collection of essays and made her name as one of the most incisive thinkers of our time. Sontag was ...
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How to be an Explorer of the WorldArtists and scientists analyze the world around them in surprisingly similar ways, by observing, collecting, documenting, analyzing, and comparing. In this captivating guided journal, readers are encouraged to explore their world as both artists and scientists.
The mission Smith proposes?
"To document and observe the world around you. As if you've never seen it before. Take notes. Collect things you find on ...
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Nikolai GogolNikolai Gogol was one of the great geniuses of nineteenth century Russian literature, with a command of the irrational unmatched by any writer before or since. His strange tales, though often read as forceful demands for social change, were displays of the fantasies of the human spirit. In this ideal marriage of subject and critic, Nabokov analyses his endlessly inventive compatriot, focusing on the masterpieces ...
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PetersburgAndrei Bely's masterpiece, Petersburg is a vivid, striking story set at the heart of the 1905 Russian revolution. This Penguin Classics edition is translated from the Russian by David McDuff with an introduction by Adam Thirlwell.
St Petersburg, 1905. An impressionable young university student, Nikolai, becomes involved with a revolutionary terror organization, which plans to assassinate a high government official ...
EmmaPart of Penguin's beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality colourful, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design.
Beautiful, clever, rich - and single - Emma Woodhouse is perfectly content with her life and sees no need for either love or marriage. Nothing, however, delights her ...
God Explained in a Taxi RideA punchy, humorous, and probing look at the nature of religious belief, by the author of the massively successful Whatever You Think Think the Opposite. In a series of brilliant visual episodes, Paul Arden investigates the questions that have persisted since our earliest days. As ever, he is a master of compression, getting us to scratch our heads as he examines our relationship to the divine.
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The New Yorker: One Hundred Covers from Ten DecadesThe New Yorker was launched in 1925, and offers reporting, criticism, essays, fiction, poetry, humour, and cartoons. From the very outset, the founders, Harold Ross and Jane Grant, declared that their sophisticated magazine was 'not edited for the old lady in Dubuque'.
The New Yorker has also offered great literature in short stories from such acclaimed writers as John Cheever, Roald Dahl, Alice Munro, Haruki ...
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Siegfried`s MurderNo warrior will ever do a darker deed...
Having killed a dragon and bathed in its blood, the mighty Siegfried seems undefeatable. But during a bitter family feud, his naive and beautiful wife reveals the truth to their foes: he has one terrible weakness.
So Siegfried's enemies hatch a plan. They will pretend that the feud is forgotten. They will ask him to join them on a hunt. And, taking him with them into ...
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The Rough Guide to The PhilippinesThe Rough Guide to the Philippines is the ultimate companion for exploring this stunning Southeast Asian archipelago. Discover the Philippines' highlights in full-colour with information on everything from the sun-kissed islands of the Visayas to the lagoons of Palawan and the tribal villages of the northern Cordilleras. This guide includes detailed listings and essential information on where to stay - regardless ...
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The Rough Guide to SwitzerlandThe Rough Guide to Switzerland is the ultimate travel companion to this clean and idyllic country with detailed coverage of all the top attractions. From the medieval streets of Bern to the stunning views of Lake Geneva and the iconic Matterhorn to the best spots to enjoy sensational alpine scenery, discover Switzerland's highlights inspired by dozens of colour photos. You'll find practical advice on getting ...
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The Rough Guide to New ZelandThe new Rough Guide to New Zealand is the definitive guide to the world's adventure capital. Now in full-colour throughout, it contains dozens of tempting colour photos illustrating the country's iconic landmarks and its stupendously diverse scenery. Detailed accounts of every attraction along with crystal-clear maps and plans will show you the very best New Zealand has to offer: from white-sand beaches and ...
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The Rough Guide to GreeceThe Rough Guide to Greece has been the definitive guidebook to the country for 30 years. This new full-colour edition has been completely revamped and updated, keeping all our best features like detailed background and a journalistic eye for detail, but with new user-friendly accommodation, eating reviews and crystal-clear maps.
Get the lowdown on Greece's world class attractions from the Acropolis to Crete's ...
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The Rough Guide to GoaThe Rough Guide to Goa will guide you through this colourful former Portuguese colony with reliable, practical information and clearly explained cultural background. You'll find detailed accounts of every major tourist sight, along with candid reviews of all the best places to sleep, eat, drink and shop, for all budgets. The Rough Guide to Goa includes first-hand coverage of the region's resorts, beaches, markets, ...
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One Hundred Writers in One Box (Cards)To celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Penguin Modern Classics we are publishing an incredibly desirable and collectable postcard collection of 100 Modern Classics authors. Following the success of Postcards from Penguin this is a must-have box of beautifully produced postcards with memorable, often iconic photographs of writers such as Camus, Steinbeck, Orwell, Waugh, Nabokov. Each postcard is designed to ...
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ShatteredAfter his friend is killed in a horse-racing accident, up-and-coming glass artisan Gerard Logan finds himself embroiled in a deadly search for a stolen videotape - a videotape that just might destroy his own life.
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop TalkingIn Quiet, the international bestseller, Susan Cain shows how the brain chemistry of introverts and extroverts differs, and how society misunderstands and undervalues introverts. She gives introverts the tools to better understand themselves and take full advantage of their strengths. Passionately argued, superbly researched, and filled with real stories, Quiet will permanently change how we see introverts - ...
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A Hologram for the KingIn a rising Saudi Arabian city, far from weary, recession-scarred America, a struggling businessman pursues a last-ditch attempt to stave off foreclosure, pay his daughter's college tuition, and finally do something great. In A Hologram for the King, Dave Eggers takes us around the world to show how one man fights to hold himself and his splintering family together in the face of the global economy's gale-force ...
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Hairy Maclary, SitHairy Maclary causes trouble again when he is simply not in the mood for the Kennel Club's Obedience Class. He feels mischievous and mad and not only does he scamper away but all his friends - Bottomley Potts, Muffin McLay, Hercules Morse, Schnitzel von Krumm and the rest follow Galloping here, galloping there, rollicking, frolicking everywhere.
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Beautiful CreaturesIn Ethan Wate's hometown there lies the darkest of secrets... There is a girl. Slowly, she pulled the hood from her head. Green eyes, black hair. Lena Duchannes. There is a curse. On the Sixteenth Moon , the Sixteenth Year, the book will take what it's been promised. And no one can stop it. In the end, there is a grave. Lena and Ethan become bound together by a deep, powerful love. But Lena is cursed and on ...
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The Love ChildWhen Janine and Dougie fell in love they thought it would be forever. Fifteen years later their relationship is well and truly over, their daughter Stevie their one remaining connection. Stevie is on the cusp of adulthood. At sixteen, she's not quite a child, but not quite grown up: a dangerous age.
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Rebuilding CoventryWhen Midlands housewife Coventry Dakin kills her neighbour in a wild bid to prevent him from strangling his wife, she goes on the run. Finding herself alone and friendless in London she tries to lose herself in the city's maze of streets. There, she meets a bewildering cast of eccentric characters.
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Dark Back of TimeWe lose everything because everything remains except us. In this book, the author recalls the strange events and people that shaped his past, including ghostly literary figures, a pilot, an adventurer, a brother who died as a child and the king of an island in the Caribbean, we begin to question the nature of time, memory and reality itself.
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Down and Out in Paris and LondonEric Arthur Blair (1903-1950), better known by his pen-name, George Orwell, was born in India, where his father worked for the Civil Service. An author and journalist, Orwell was one of the most prominent and influential figures in twentieth-century literature. In this title, he documents his time living among the desperately poor and destitute.
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Oz the Great and PowerfulSmall-time circus magician Oscar Diggs' life suddenly changes when he's hurled away in a hot air balloon from uneventful Kansas into the enchanting Land of Oz. The inhabitants there see Oscar as the Great Wizard, and they shower him with the fame and fortune he has always imagined would be his. That is, until three very powerful witches start to question Oscar's abilities. Drawn into an increasingly dangerous ...
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Complete Fairy Tales of Oscar WildeThe master of wit and irony Published here alongside their evocative original illustrations, these fairy tales, as Oscar Wilde himself explained, were written partly for children, and partly for those who have kept the childlike faculties of wonder and joy.
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Chance of a LifetimeHarmony, Texas, librarian Emily has started a writing group. But Emily suddenly has other things on her mind when a friend from her past shows up in Harmony's library. Now she must deal with a secret she's kept for 15 years Na secret that changed her life and threatens to shatter her future.
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Desolation AngelsDesolation Angels is the wild and soulful story of the legendary road trip that Jack Kerouac took before the publication of On the Road, told through the persona of Jack Duluoz and accompanied by his thinly-disguised Beat cohorts Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso and William Burroughs. As they hitch, hop freight trains, walk and talk their way across the world, from California to Mexico, London to Paris and on to ...
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Big SurIn 1960 Jack Kerouac was near breaking point. Driven mad by constant press attention in the wake of the publication of On the Road, he needed to 'get away to solitude again or die', so he withdrew to a cabin in Big Sur on the Californian coast. The resulting novel, in which his autobiographical hero Jack Duluoz wrestles with doubt, alcohol dependency and his urge towards self-destruction, is one of Kerouac's ...
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The Yellow HouseThe Yellow House: Van Gogh, Gauguin and Nine Turbulent Weeks in Arles is art critic Martin Gayford's account of the tumultuous nine weeks in which the famous nineteenth century artists Vincent van Gogh and Paul Gauguin shared a house in the small French town of Arles.
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The Woman in White. Clothbound ClassicsPart of Penguin's beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality colourful, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design.
The Woman in White famously opens with Walter Hartright's eerie encounter on a moonlit London road. Engaged as a drawing master to the beautiful Laura Fairlie, Walter ...
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Vintage Postcards from Vanity Fair: One Hundred Classic CoversIn 1913, publisher Condé Nast launched Vanity Fair, a magazine that would celebrate the culture, politics, lifestyle and humour of the world's 'smart set'. In the publication's mission statement, editor Frank Crowninshield clearly revelled in that world: 'Young men and young women, full of courage, originality, and genius, are everywhere to be met with.'
The magazine discovered or lent invaluable support ...
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Spanish Short Stories: Cuentos En EspanolThis is an all new version of the popular PARALLEL TEXT series, containing eight pieces of contemporary fiction in the original Spanish and in English translation. Including stories by Fuentes, Molinas, Marquez and Cortazar, this volume gives a fascinating insight into Spanish and Latin American culture and literature as well as providing an invaluable educational tool.
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Short Stories on ItalianThis is an all new version of the popular PARALLEL TEXT series, containing eight pieces of contemporary fiction in the original Italian and in English translation. Including stories by Calvino, Benni, Sciascia and Levi, this volume gives a fascinating insight into Italian culture and literature as well as providing an invaluable educational tool.
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Assassin's Creed: Forsaken'I am an expert swordsman. And I am skilled in the business of death. I take no pleasure in my skill. Simply, I am good at it.'
1735 - London. Haytham Kenway has been taught to use a sword from the age he was able to hold one. When his family's house is attacked - his father murdered and his sister taken by armed men - Haytham defends his home the only way he can: he kills.
With no family, he is taken in by ...
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Catch Me When I FallYou're a whirlwind - a success. You're living life on the edge. But who'll catch you when you fall? Holly Krauss is a city girl burning the candle at both ends. Despite a comfortable home life, a tough job and friends who admire her, she secretly enjoys taking reckless, dangerous walks on the wild side. But Holly can't keep those worlds separate forever. Soon enough her secret life bleeds into her safe one and ...
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WraithZoe Martinique has turned her unusual ability into a career. When she's traveling, she can't be seen which makes her an ideal professional snoop. Industrial espionage, surveillance, whatever. But one night things get out of hand while she's outof - body. She witnesses a murder and a soul stealing, and discovers she has unwelcome company: Trench - Coat, a ghostly killer who can see and hurt her. Teaming up with ...
The Latest BombshellIn this first novel by CNN political correspondent Mitchell, a Washington, D.C. consultant lands herself in the middle of a high-profile scandal when a former flame is accused of selling military secrets to the Chinese.
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The MotiveTHE MOTIVE, the latest installment in the excellent series of legal thrillers/police procedurals by John Lescroart, is an excellent sequel to the two previous stories in the series. THE FIRST LAW (review 2/9/2003) was a completely atypical story in the series - it involved an incident that would unavoidably alter the relationship of attorney Dismas (Diz) Hardy and Deputy Police Chief Abraham (Abe) Glitsky forever ...
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Grand MeaulnesThe Lost Estate is Robin Buss's translation of Henri Alain-Fournier's poignant study of lost love, Le Grand Meaulnes. This Penguin Classics edition also contains an introduction by Adam Gopnik.
When Meaulnes first arrives at the local school in Sologne, everyone is captivated by his good looks, daring and charisma. But when Meaulnes disappears for several days, and returns with tales of a strange party at a ...
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France Best Places to Eat and StayFrom cordon bleu cuisine in Paris to rustic country dishes in the heart of Provence, this invaluable guide lists over 3,200 of the best places to eat and stay in France. Covering all 16 regions, and richly illustrated, this is a mouthwatering and fascinating celebration of the best of French food and wine. A must-have for foodies and Francophiles alike.
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Black StarWhen the plane carrying the President of Taiwan explodes during their watch, Brick Maxwell and his squadron of Roadrunners are forced to trust a mysterious defector whose true loyalties are unknown as they set out to hijack the Black Star, a high-tech killing machine.
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Childhood, Boyhood, YouthLeo Tolstoy began his trilogy, Childhood, Boyhood, Youth, in his early twenties. Although he would in his old age famously dismiss it as an 'awkward mixture of fact and fiction', generations of readers have not agreed, finding the novel to be a charming and insightful portrait of inner growth against the background of a world limned with extraordinary clarity, grace and colour. Evident too in its brilliant account ...
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The Queen's NecklaceIn these two stories from an inventive, comic master of the form, old friends and friendly rivals Pietro and Tommasso discover a treasure lost by the side of the road, and become suspected of a using a blameless chicken for devious ends. Italo Calvino's writing explores the fringes of these small, unusual scenes and finds incalculable wisdom and humour there. This book contains: The Queen's Necklace and The Workshop Hen.
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Luzhin DefenseDiscovering his prodigious gift in boyhood and rising to the rank of international Grandmaster, Luzhin develops a lyrical passion for chess that renders the real world a phantom. As he confronts the fiery, swift-swooping Italian Grandmaster, Turati, he brings into play his carefully devised defence.
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Hard TimesPart of Penguin's beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality colourful, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design.
Coketown is dominated by the figure of Mr Thomas Gradgrind, school headmaster and model of Utilitarian success. Feeding both his pupils and family with facts, he bans ...
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Bleak HousePart of Penguin's beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality colourful, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design.
As the interminable case of Jarndyce and Jarndyce grinds its way through the Court of Chancery, it draws together a disparate group of people: Ada and Richard Clare, ...
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A Tale of Two CitiesPart of Penguin's beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality colourful, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design.
After eighteen years as a political prisoner in the Bastille the aging Dr Manette is finally released and reunited with his daughter in England. There two very different ...
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Jabberwocky and Other Nonsense: Collected Poems'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves / Did gyre and gimble in the wabe...' wrote Lewis Carroll, author of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, in his wonderfully playful poem of nonsense verse, 'Jabberwocky'. This beautiful, clothbound new edition collects together the marvellous range of Carroll's poetry, including nonsense verse, parodies, burlesques, and more. Alongside the title ...
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Northanger AbbeyPart of Penguin's beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality colourful, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design.
During an eventful season at Bath, young, naïve Catherine Morland experiences the joys of fashionable society for the first time. She is delighted with her new ...
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Mansfield ParkPart of Penguin's beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality colourful, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design.
Taken from the poverty of her parents' home in Portsmouth, Fanny Price is brought up with her rich cousins at Mansfield Park, acutely aware of her humble rank and with ...
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Little Women: With Good WivesPart of Penguin's beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality colourful, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design.
Meg, Jo, Amy and Beth - four "little women" enduring hardships and enjoying adventures in Civil War New England The charming story of the March sisters, Little Women ...
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Without MercyThe new bestseller from the original thrill-seeker - Jack Higgins. In Higgins' acclaimed bestseller Dark Justice, intelligence operative Sean Dillon and his colleagues in Britain and the United States beat back a terrible enemy, but at an equally terrible cost. One of them was shot, another run down in the street. Both were expected to survive - but only one of them does. As Detective Superintendent Hannah Bernstein ...
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The RaceIt is 1910, the age of flying machines is still in its infancy, and newspaper publisher Preston Whiteway is offering $50,000 for the first daring aviator to cross America in less than fifty days. He is even sponsoring one of the prime candidates-an intrepid woman named Josephine Frost-and that's where Bell, chief investigator for the Van Dorn Detective Agency, comes in.
Frost's violent-tempered husband has just ...
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Beautiful RedemptionIs death the end... or only the beginning? Ethan Wate always dreamed of leaving the stifling Southern town of Gatlin. But he never dreamt that finding love with Lena Duchannes would drive him away. Lena is a Caster girl whose supernatural powers unveiled a secretive and cursed side of Gatlin, so powerful it forced him to make a terrible sacrifice. Now Ethan must find a way to return to Lena - and Gatlin - as ...
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Speaking with the AngelA dozen of the most successful and popular writers today including: Helen Fielding, Robert Harris, Patrick Marber, Zadie Smith, John O'Farrell, Roddy Doyle, Melissa Bank and Irvine Welsh have written 6000-word fictional monologues along the lines of Alan Bennet's Talking Heads. And Colin Firth makes his debut as a fiction writer. The result is a book of completely original stories that have heart, soul and wit. ...
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Maggie CassidyMoodily atmospheric, full of verve and energy, Maggie Cassidy is Kerouac's poignant tale of teenage romance in New England. The story of Jack and Maggie, in love with the idea of being in love, looking ahead to marriage with hope and trepidation, is told with touching simplicity. It skillfully captures both the intensity and the ordinariness of adolescent life, with its torments and complications and is a beautiful ...
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Deaf SentenceRetired Professor of Linguistics Desmond Bates is going deaf. It's a bother for his wife who has an enviably successful new career and is too busy to be endlessly repeating herself. Roles are reversed with his aging father, who resents his son's attempts to help him. And then there's Alex, a student whom Desmond has agreed to help after a typical misunderstanding at a party. But her increasingly bizarre requests ...
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Whores for GloriaFrom the acclaimed author of The Rainbow Stories comes this fever dream of a novel about an alcoholic Vietnam veteran, who devotes his government check and his waking hours to the search for a beautiful and majestic street whore - a woman who may or may not really exist.
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Mess: The Manual of Accidents and MistakesIn Mess, Keri Smith, creator of Wreck This Journal, asks readers to explore what it feels like to throw themselves off balance - on purpose. Smith dares readers to drop some kind of coloured liquid (ink, tea, coffee) onto a page from a good height (at least five feet); draw in the dark (or with eyes closed); creatively misspell words; paint a picture in a water-based medium (pen, marker, watercolour, etc) and ...
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This is Not a BookWith intriguing prompts, this book helps you discover: a secret message, a recording device, an instrument. It engages readers by having them define everything a book can be by asking, 'If it's not a book, what is it then?' - with a kaleidoscope of possible answers.
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Under the DuvetOffers the author's observations on: life, in-laws, weight loss and parties; her love of shoes and her LTFs (Long-Term Friends); the horrors of estate agents and lost luggage; and, how she once had an office Christmas party that involved roasting two sheep on a spit, Moroccan style.
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Last Chance SaloonTara, Katherine and Fenton have been best friends since they were teenagers. Now in their early thirties, they've been living it up in London for ten years. And now all three are drinking in the last chance saloon and they're about to discover that if you don't change your life, life has a way of changing you...
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Team of RivalsIn this monumental multiple biography, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin studies Abraham Lincoln's mastery of men. She shows how he saved Civil War-torn America by appointing his fiercest rivals to key cabinet positions, making them help achieve his vision for peace. As well as a thrilling piece of narrative history, it's an inspiring study of one of the greatest leaders the world has ever ...
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The Last RunawayThe "New York Times" - bestselling author of "Girl with a Pearl Earring" makes her first fictional foray into the American past in "The Last Runaway", bringing to life the Underground Railroad and illuminating the principles, passions, and realities that fueled this extraordinary freedom movement.
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White City BlueEstate agent Frankie Blue is known on his home turf - White City, Shepherd's Bush - as 'Frank theFib'. He's a liar - but one who always tries to tell the truth. He has been friends with Diamond Tony, a hairdresser, Colin, a computer nerd, and Nodge, a cabbie, since schooldays. Now they are thirty, and trying to live the same life as they did then - drinking, girls, coke, and football. But Frankie is bored. He's ...
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Me Before YouLou Clark knows lots of things. She knows how many footsteps there are between the bus stop and home. She knows she likes working in The Buttered Bun tea shop and she knows she might not love her boyfriend Patrick. What Lou doesn't know is she's about to lose her job or that knowing what's coming is what keeps her sane. Will Traynor knows his motorcycle accident took away his desire to live. He knows everything ...
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Further Under the DuvetSlide Further Under the Duvet, get yourself comfortable and let Marian take you places you've never been before ...Places like the Irish air-guitar championships, a shopping trip to Bloomingdales with a difference and Cannes with a chronic case of Villa-itis. Along the way you'll encounter knicker-politics, fake tans, sticky-out ears and passionate love affairs both with make-up and Toblerones. And of course, ...
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The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the WorldBread, cash, dosh, dough, and loot. Call it what you like, it matters now more than ever. In The Ascent of Money, Niall Ferguson shows that finance is the foundation of all human progress and the lifeblood of history. From the cash injection that funded the Italian Renaissance to the stock market bubble that sparked the French Revolution, from the bonds that fuelled Britain's war effort to the Wall Street Crash ...
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Argo: How the CIA and Hollywood Pulled Off the Most Audacious Rescue in HistoryThis is the declassified CIA story that inspired the new film from Ben Affleck and George Clooney. Tehran, November 1979. Militant students stormed the American embassy and held sixty Americans captive for a gruelling 444 days. But until now the CIA has never revealed the twist to the Iran Hostage Crisis: six Americans escaped. The escape plot was run by Antonio Mendez, head of the CIA's extraction team and ...
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Jane Austen Bind UpJane Austen chronicles the subtleties and nuances of- and the aspirations and machinations at work in - her own social milieu. Through the stories of her spirited heroines and their circles, their interactions and rituals, their movements from ballrooms to drawing rooms, from London and Bath to parklands and gardens, she recreates the life of The English gentry that she observed in the late eighteenth and early ...
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Fantastic Mr DahlJust how did Roald Dahl get into writing? Where did he get his ideas from? What ingredients in his life turned him into the kind of writer he was? This title provides answers to these questions. It includes stories and anecdotes from Roald Dahl's school days and family life.
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Once a JailbirdFor Willi Kufult, prison life means staying out of trouble, keeping his cell clean, snagging a precious piece of tobacco - and dreaming of the day of his release. Then he gets out. As Willi tries to make a new life for himself in Hamburg, finding a job and even love, he still cannot escape his past. Gradually he becomes sucked into a world of drink, desperation and deceit, and with one terrible act, he is ensnared ...
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Making it UpStory-telling is an ingrained habit; I wouldn't know what else to do. But the mythology that is intriguing today is that of imagined alternatives. Somehow, choice and contingency have landed you where you are, as the person that you are, and the whole process seems so precarious that you look back at those climatic moments when things might have gone differently, when life might have spun off in some other direction, ...
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The Eyes of DarknessA mother's greatest wish-or worst nightmare-comes true when she finds hints that her dead son may still be alive.
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Brazzaville Beach'I live on Brazzaville Beach... I am here because two sets of strange and extraordinary events happened to me... One in England, first, and then one in Africa.' On Brazzaville Beach, on the edge of Africa, Hope Clearwater examines the complex circumstances that brought her there. Sifting the details for evidence of her own innocence or guilt, she tells her engrossing story with a blunt and beguiling honesty ...
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The Kingdom of OhioIn 1901, a young frontiersman named Peter Force comes to New York City and finds a job digging the first subway tunnels. Into his path falls the beautiful mathematical prodigy Cheri-Anne Toledo, whose memories appear to come from another world: the long-forgotten Kingdom of Ohio. Could she have stumbled onto the most dangerous secret imaginable: the key to travelling through time? Peter must find out fast, as ...
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Cold ServiceWhen his buddy Hawk is beaten within an inch of his life, Spenser infiltrates a ruthless mob in the name of friendship - and revenge.
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The NavigatorYears ago, an ancient Phoenician statue known as the Navigator was stolen from the Baghdad museum, and there are men who would do anything to get their hands on it. Their first victim is a crooked antiquities dealer, murdered in cold blood. Their second, very nearly, is a UN investigator who, were it not for the timely assistance of Kurt Austin and Zavala, would now be at the bottom of a watery grave. What's ...
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Whatever You Think, Think The OppositeThere have been many books written on good business practice. All eminently sensible. All based on logic, common sense and good manners. It is essential if you want to be a supermarket manager. But for those wishing to break new ground, it is not enough. Logic and common sense have a habit of leading us to the same conclusions. If you are going to make your mark on the world you have to start thinking differently. ...
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Pride and PrejudiceNo sooner had he made it clear to himself and his friends that she had hardly a good feature in her face, than he began to find it was rendered uncommonly intelligent by the beautiful expression of her dark eyes... When Elizabeth Bennet first meets eligible bachelor Fitzwilliam Darcy, she thinks him arrogant and conceited; he is indifferent to her good looks and lively mind. When she later discovers that Darcy ...
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Wuthering HeightsMay you not rest, as long as I am living. You said I killed you - haunt me, then Lockwood, the new tenant of Thrushcross Grange on the bleak Yorkshire moors, is forced to seek shelter one night at Wuthering Heights, the home of his landlord. There he discovers the history of the tempestuous events that took place years before: of the intense passion between the foundling Heathcliff and Catherine Earnshaw, and ...
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Always Looking: Essays on ArtFollowing on from the acclaimed Just Looking and Still Looking, Always Looking treats readers to a series of elegant and sensitive essays on art, and includes writing on a comprehensive array of subjects, both American and European. In The Clarity of Things, Updike looks closely at Copley, Homer, Abstract Expressionism, and Pop, in order to explore what is 'American' in American art. From here he moves to masterpieces ...
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Woman Who Went to Bed for a YearThe day her children leave home, Eva climbs into bed and stays there. She's had enough - of her kids' carelessness, her husband's thoughtlessness and of the world's general indifference. Eva's refusal to behave like a dutiful wife and mother soon upsets everyone but she insists on staying in bed. And then the strangest things start to happen. A funny and touching novel from Britain's funniest writer for over 30 years.
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The RiverThis is the Orange Prize long listed debut novel by the author of The German Boy. In 1958, in a small Devon village, on an idyllic summer afternoon, two children are drowned. Their parents, Isabel and Robert, are overcome with grief but, as time passes, their tragedy becomes part of the everyday fabric of village life. One summer's day, thirty years later, Anna arrives. She comes to the village on a whim, hoping ...
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In Cold BloodDick became convinced that Perry was that rarity, a natural killer - absolutely sane, but conscienceless, and capable of dealing, with or without motive, the coldest-blooded deathblows. On November 15, 1959, in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas, a wealthy farmer, his wife and their two young children were found brutally murdered. Blood all over the walls, the telephone lines cut, and only a few dollars stolen. ...
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On the Shortness of LifeThroughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization, and helped make ...
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On the Suffering of the WorldThroughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization, and helped make us who we are.
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The Very Busy SpiderNot suitable for children under 2 years of age Early one morning a little spider begins to spin her web on a fencepost and she doesn't stop until it is finished... Alongside the visual excitement of Eric Carle's vibrant collages of familiar animals is the tactile experience of feeling the spider's web as it grows from a simple line into a complex and beautiful creation - this is a perfect story for reading aloud and sharing.
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The Andy Warhol DiariesAndy Warhol kept these diaries faithfully from November 1976 right up to his final week, in February 1987. Written at the height of his fame and success, Warhol records the fun of an Academy Awards party, nights out at Studio 54, trips between London, Paris and New York, and surprisingly even the money he spent each day, down to the cent. With appearances from and references to everyone who was anyone, from ...
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Civilization and Its DiscontentsThroughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization, and helped make us who we are.
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EmmaI never have been in love; it is not my way, or my nature; and I do not think I ever shall. Beautiful, clever, rich - and single - Emma Woodhouse is perfectly content with her life and sees no need for either love or marriage. Nothing, however, delights her more than interfering in the romantic lives of others. But when she ignores the warnings of her good friend Mr Knightley and attempts to arrange a suitable ...
The Weekend CookbookFrom celebrated food stylist and writer Catherine Hill, comes this sumptuous collection of recipes for all home cooks who love celebrity chefs such as Nigel Slater. From stews to slow-cooked joints to mouth-watering veg dishes, this is a fully illustrated cookbook to be relied upon for delicious, original and low-maintenance meals. With chapters from Friday Night Easy to fabulous Sunday lunches, this is the ...
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The TesseractIn less than an hour, Sean has a meeting with a mestizo gangster. On the other side of town, Rosa listens for her husband's car, and thirteen-year-old Vincente is watching for the man who pays money for street-kids' dreams. Tonight, these disparate lives will violently collide...
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Kieron Smith, BoyRejected by his brother and largely ignored by his parents, Kieron Smith finds comfort - and endless stories - in the home of his much-loved grandparents. But when his family move to a new housing scheme on the outskirts of Glasgow, a world away from the close community of the tenements, Kieron struggles to find a way to adapt to his new life. Kieron Smith, boy is a brilliant evocation of an urban childhood. ...
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DublinersFrom a child grappling with the death of a fallen priest, to a young woman's dilemma over whether to elope to Argentina with her lover, to the dance party at which a man discovers just how little he really knows about his wife, these fifteen stories bring the gritty realism of existence in the author's native Dublin to life.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking GlassDescribes how Alice was conjured up one 'golden afternoon' in 1862 to entertain his child-friend Alice Liddell. His dream worlds of Wonderland and back-to-front Looking Glass kingdom depict order turned upside-down: a baby turns into a pig, time is abandoned at a disorderly tea-party and a chaotic game of chess makes a seven-year-old girl a Queen.
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RivetedA century after a devastating volcanic eruption forced Iceland's inhabitants to abandon its shores, the island is enshrouded in legend. Fishermen tell tales of seductive witches who steal men's hearts. But the mystery of the island is a matter of life and death for a community of women who once spilled noble blood to secure their freedom.
The True Tale of the Monster Billy DeanAuthor of the classic Skellig, David Almond has written his first adult novel. Like Emma Donoghue's bestselling Room, it's the story of a boy who's been incarcerated and comes out to find his way in the world.
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The Free WorldIn the summer of 1978 the Krasnansky family - bickering, tired and confused - arrive in Rome. Alongside thousands of other Soviet Jewish refugees they await passage to a new home in the West. But escaping Communism is not so easy, especially when some of the Krasnanskys insist on bringing it with them.
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Sense and SensibilityThe more I know of the world, the more am I convinced that I shall never see a man whom I can really love. I require so much! Jane Austen's novel tells the story of Marianne Dashwood, who wears her heart on her sleeve, and when she falls in love with the dashing but unsuitable John Willoughby she ignores her sister Elinor's warning that her impulsive behaviour leaves her open to gossip and innuendo. Meanwhile ...
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Fairy Tales from the Brothers GrimmFrom the land of fantastical castles, vast lakes and deep forests, the Brothers Grimm collected a treasury of enchanting folk and fairy stories full of giants and dwarfs, witches and princesses, magical beasts and cunning children. From classics such as "The Frog Prince" and "Hansel and Grettel" to the delights of "Ashputtel" - the original "Cinderella" - all hold a timeless magic which has enthralled children ...
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LolitaLolita, light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul. Lo-lee-ta: the tip of my tongue taking a trip of three steps down the palate to tap, at three, on the teeth. Lo. Lee. Ta. Humbert Humbert is a middle-aged, frustrated college professor. In love with his landlady's twelve-year-old daughter Lolita, he'll do anything to possess her. Unable and unwilling to stop himself, he is prepared to commit any crime ...
Vanity FairVanitas Vanitatum! Which of us is happy in this world? Which of us has his desire? or, having it, is satisfied? No one is better equipped in the struggle for wealth and worldly success than the alluring and ruthless Becky Sharp, who defies her impoverished background to clamber up the class ladder. Her sentimental companion Amelia, however, longs only for caddish soldier George. As the two heroines make their ...
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Brideshead RevisitedI knew Sebastian by sight long before I met him. That was unavoidable for, from his first week, he was the most conspicuous man of his year by reason of his beauty, which was arresting, and his eccentricities of behaviour, which seemed to know no bounds. Charles Ryder, a lonely student at Oxford, is captivated by the outrageous and exquisitely beautiful Sebastian Flyte. Invited to Brideshead, Sebastian's magnificent ...
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The Savage AltarThere is a church in the glittering frozen wastes of Northern Sweden. Inside, a sacrifice: the body of a man - slashed to pieces, hands severed, eyes gouged out. The victim's sister, Sanna, is first to discover the body and immediately finds herself the police's only suspect. Terrified and confused, she calls on a friend: hot-shot city lawyer Rebecka Martinsson. Rebecka hardly wants to return to Kirana - the ...
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David CopperfieldChronicles David Copperfield's extraordinary journey through life, as he encounters villains, saviours, eccentrics and grotesques, including the wicked Mr Murdstone, stout-hearted Peggotty, formidable Betsey Trotwood, impecunious Micawber and odious Uriah Heep.
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Great ExpectationsShows how a young man's life is transformed by a mysterious series of events - an encounter with an escaped prisoner; a visit to a black-hearted old woman and a beautiful girl; a fortune from a secret donor.
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Oliver TwistThis is the "Penguin English Library Edition" of "Oliver Twist" by Charles Dickens. A parish child - the orphan of a workhouse - the humble, half-starved drudge - to be cuffed and buffeted through the world, despised by all, and pitied by none. Dark, mysterious and mordantly funny, "Oliver Twist" features some of the most memorably drawn villains in all of fiction - the treacherous gangmaster Fagin, the menacing ...
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The Great GatsbyEverybody who is anybody is seen at the glittering parties held in millionaire Jay Gatsby's mansion in West Egg, east of New York. The riotous throng congregates in his garden, coolly debating Gatsby's origins and mysterious past. None of the frivolous socialites understands him and among various rumours is the conviction that 'he killed a man'.
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Beautiful ChaosEthan Wate is in love with a caster girl. When he looks at Lena, it's like there's no one else in the world. But Ethan is mortal, and on her seventeenth birthday Lena made a choice that changed everything. The girl Ethan loves has broken the world with the supernatural powers she is struggling to control... Now, if they are to fix the chaos Lena has caused, one of them must make a terrible sacrifice. Sometimes ...
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Beautiful DarknessOne night in the rain, Ethan Wate opened his eyes and fell in love with Lena Duchannes. His life would never be the same. Lena is a Caster and her family is locked in a supernatural civil war: full of darkness and demons. On her sixteenth birthday Lena made a terrifying choice, which now haunts her day and night. And as her seventeenth birthday approaches Lena and Ethan face even greater danger. A Caster and ...
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The Five Orange Pips and Other CasesHe is the Napoleon of crime, Watson... He sits motionless, like a spider in the centre of its web, but that web has a thousand radiations, and he knows well every quiver of each of them Sherlock Holmes, scourge of criminals everywhere, whether they be lurking in London's foggy backstreets or plotting behind the walls of an idyllic country mansion, and his faithful colleague Dr Watson, solve these breathtaking ...
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Treasure IslandJames Bond and Harry Potter are indebted to this classic adventure tale and its young hero, Jim Hawkins. The archetypal adventure story is presented complete with the author's map of Treasure Island and his account of how the story came about. The printed illustration wrapping around this beautiful edition uses gold foiling and blue waves strikingly printed on the navy blue cloth background. The cover illustration ...
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The First ChristmasIn this title, stunning silhouettes by Jan Pienkowski, the master of dramatic design, bring to life the story of the very first Christmas. With words from the King James bible, this is a truly classic and beautiful book to be treasured. It makes the perfect gift and keepsake for any child's first Christmas.
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Insight Guides: Paris Step by StepLavishly illustrated in full color, Insight Paris Step by Step features irresistible self-guided walks and tours, written by a local expert and packed with great insider tops.
All walks and tours come with easy-to-follow full-color maps and handpicked places to eat and drink en route. The guide recommends top tours by theme, and also has an only in feature, highlighting a number of experiences or attractions ...
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The Blood SpiltIt is midsummer in Sweden - when the light lingers through dawn and the long winter comes to an end. Now, in this magical time, a brutal killer has chosen to strike, and the murder of a female priest sends shockwaves through the community. It has been almost two years since attorney Rebecka Martinsson returned to her birthplace, Kiruna, in order to stop an eerily similar murder spree. Now she is back in Kiruna, ...
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Here Comes TroubleHere Comes Trouble is Michael Moore's blistering anti-memoir, a hilarious book tracing the origins of his political rabble-rousing and his early forays into campaigning for change. Michael Moore has been called an iconoclast, a maverick, a vital dissenting voice and a one of the most un-American people alive. But what made him the man he is today? In his sensational and provocative 'anti-memoir', Moore reveals ...
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Chanel: An Intimate LifeCoco Chanel was many things to many people. Raised in emotional and financial poverty, she became one of the defining figures of the twentieth century. She was mistress to aristocrats, artists and spies. She broke rules of style and decorum, seducing both men and women, yet in her work expected the highest standards.
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Sense and SensibilityFamously characterized as the story of two Dashwood sisters who embody the conflict between the oppressive nature of civilized society and the human desire for romantic passion, there is far more to this story of two daughters made homeless by the death of their father. Elinor, 19, and Marianne, 17, initially project the opposing roles with Elinor cautious and unassuming about romantic matters, while Marianne ...
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Pride and PrejudiceThe Art Cannot be Damaged Edition of Jane Austens Classic, Pride and Prejudice, the complete classic text wrapped with new flavor. An astonishingly relevant 200-year-old romantic novel challenging the societal barriers of pride and prejudice and the veracity of love, featuring a smart foreword by acclaimed New York City poet and writer, Mike Tyler, as well as a refreshingly modern and accessible design.
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The Picture of Dorian GrayWhen Dorian Grays portrait is painted it reveals him to be a man of outer beauty. He realizes then that he cannot possibly stay as young as that time. He makes a shocking wish, which comes true. No matter how he behaved, he stayed youthful and his portrait became older and older. Read the tales stunning conclusion in this striking graphic novel adaptation. Graphic Planet is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division ...
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PersuasionAt twenty-seven, Anne Elliot is no longer young and has few romantic prospects. Eight years earlier, she had been persuaded by her friend Lady Russell to break off her engagement to Frederick Wentworth, a handsome naval captain with neither fortune nor rank. What happens when they encounter each other again is movingly told in Jane Austen's last completed novel. Set in the fashionable societies of Lyme Regis ...
Jane EyrePart of Penguin's beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality colourful, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design. Charlotte Bronte's first published novel, Jane Eyre was immediately recognised as a work of genius when it appeared in 1847. Orphaned into the household of her Aunt ...
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The Hound of the BaskervillesPerhaps the most popular of all Sherlock Holmes stories, The Hound of the Baskervilles combines the traditional detective tale with elements of horror. When Sir Charles Baskerville is found dead on the wild Devon moorland with the footprints of a giant hound nearby, the blame is placed on a family curse-and it is up to Holmes and Watson to solve the mystery of the legend. Rationalism is pitted against the supernatural ...
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The SeamstressSpain, 1936 and the brink of civil war. Young, poor Sara Quiroga is swept up in a whirlwind romance with her wily love Ramiro. Fleeing Madrid together for Morocco, her love blinds her to his real failings. Soon abandoned, left penniless and in debt to the authorities, she has to rely on the one skill she still possesses: sewing. Taken under the wing of the bullish but caring housekeeper Candelaria, Sara is able ...
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Bared to You: A Crossfire NovelOur journey began in fire... Gideon Cross came into my life like lightning in the darkness - beautiful and brilliant, jagged and white hot. I was drawn to him as I'd never been to anything or anyone in my life. I craved his touch like a drug, even knowing it would weaken me. I was flawed and damaged, and he opened those cracks in me so easily...
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The Girl You Left BehindFrance, 1916. Sophie Lefevre must keep her family safe whilst her adored husband Edouard fights at the front. When she is ordered to serve the German officers who descend on her hotel each evening, her home becomes riven by fierce tensions.
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Reflected in You: A Crossfire NovelGideon Cross. As beautiful and flawless on the outside as he was damaged and tormented on the inside. He was a bright, scorching flame that singed me with the darkest of pleasures. I couldn't stay away. I didn't want to. He was my addiction, my every desire... mine. My past was as violent as his, and I was just as broken. We'd never work.
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The Best of Oscar Wilde. Selected Plays and Literary CriticismIncluding The Importance of Being Earnest, An Ideal Husband, A Woman of No Importance, Lady Windermere's Fan, and Salome, this collection showcases Wilde's brilliance and timeless wit.
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Living to Tell the Tale'My mother asked me to go with her to sell the house'. Gabriel Garcia Marquez was twenty-three, emerging as a young man and experimenting as a writer, when his mother asked him to come with her, back to the village of Aracataca, back to his grandparents' house and the memories of his Colombian childhood. In this first part of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's memoir, the Nobel prize-winning author returns to the atmosphere ...
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The General in His LabyrinthIn his younger days, Simon Bolivar swept the Spanish back to Europe, liberating South America with his youthful vitality. But lonely, embittered and sickly at the age of forty-six, his power has dwindled, coups abound and it's time for The Liberator to send himself into the exile of retirement. Wending his way down the Magdalena River towards the Caribbean with his faithful servant, Jose Palacios, Bolivar's ...
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Adrian Mole: The Prostrate YearsAdrian Mole is thirty-nine and a quarter. He lives in the country in a semi-detached converted pigsty with his wife Daisy and their daughter. His parents George and Pauline live in the adjoining pigsty. But all is not well. The secondhand bookshop in which Adrian works is threatened with closure. The spark has fizzled out of his marriage. His mother is threatening to write her autobiography (A Girl Called Shit). ...
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The Whispering Land'When you have a large collection of animals to transport from one end of the world to the other you cannot, as a lot of people seem to think, just hoist them aboard the nearest ship and set off with a gay wave of your hand'. Gerald Durrell and his wife are the proud owners of a small zoo on the island of Jersey. But there's one thing that's better than a small zoo - a bigger one! So Durrell heads off to South ...
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This Charming ManLola Daly has just found out that her boyfriend – gorgeous, charming and powerful politician Paddy de Courcy – is getting married. To someone else. Heartbroken, Lola flees Dublin to a cottage in the countryside. Can a new set of friends help her to get over him?
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Thinking, Fast and SlowThe New York Times Bestseller, acclaimed by author such as Freakonomics co-author Steven D. Levitt, Black Swan author Nassim Nicholas Taleb and Nudge co-author Richard Thaler, Thinking Fast and Slow offers a whole new look at the way our minds work, and how we make decisions. Why is there more chance we'll believe something if it's in a bold type face? Why are judges more likely to deny parole before lunch? ...
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The Terrible Privacy Of Maxwell SimMaxwell Sim seems to have hit rock bottom. Estranged from his father, newly divorced, unable to communicate with his only daughter, he realizes that while he may have seventy-four friends on Facebook, there is nobody in the world with whom he can actually share his problems.
Then a business proposition comes his way – a strange exercise in corporate PR that will require him to spend a week driving from London ...
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Sushi for BeginnersOne of Keyes' bestsellers, featuring the single career young women living in Dublin.
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Queen CamillaWhat if being Royal was a crime? The UK has come over all republican. The Royal Family exiled to an Exclusion Zone with the other villains and spongers. And to cap it all, the Queen has threatened to abdicate.Yet Prince Charles is more interested in root vegetables than reigning... unless his wife Camilla can be Queen in a newly restored monarchy. But when a scoundrel who claims to be the couple's secret lovechild ...
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The Public Confessions of a Middle-Aged WomanEnter the world of Susan Lilian Townsend - sun - worshippers, work-shy writers, garden centre lovers and those in search of a good time are all welcome... This sparkling collection of Sue Townsend's hilarious non-fiction covers everything from hosepipe bans to Spanish restaurants, from writer's block to slug warfare, from slob holidays to the banning of beige. These funny, perceptive and touching pieces reveal ...
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Other Side of the StoryJojo Harvey is a dead ringer for Jessica Rabbit and the most ferocious literary agent in town. A former NYPD cop, she now lives in London making million-dollar book deals while trying to make partner at her firm... all the while sleeping with the boss man. Lily Wright is an author who believes in karma, and is waiting for the sky to fall after stealing her former best friend's man. Though her first book failed ...
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Number TenBehind the doors of the most famous address in the country, all is not well.Edward Clare was voted into Number Ten after a landslide election victory. But a few years later and it is all going wrong. The love of the people is gone. The nation is turning against him.Panicking, Prime Minister Clare enlists the help of Jack Sprat, the policeman on the door of No 10, and sets out to discover what the country really ...
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Ghost ChildrenSeventeen years ago Angela Carr aborted an unwanted child. The child's father, Christopher Moore, was devastated by the loss and he retreated from the world. Unable to accept what had happened between them both went their separate ways. However, when Christopher makes a horrifying discovery whilst out walking his dog on the heath he finds that he is compelled to confront Angela about the past. As they start ...
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GambleAs one of the youngest ever winners of the Grand National, Nick 'Foxy' Foxton's career as a world class jockey is on perfect track until a near fatal accident cuts his dream brutally short. But when he returns to Aintree as a spectator years later, nothing can prepare him for what unfolds. Minutes before the biggest event on the racing calendar, Nick's affable American colleague Herb Kovak is shot at point blank ...
Fever PitchThis is the Twentieth Anniversary Edition. As a young boy, growing up in London and watching his parents' marriage fall apart, Nick Hornby - author of High Fidelity, About a Boy, and The Complete Polysyllabic Spree - had little sense of home. Then his dad took him to Highbury. Arsenal's football ground would become the source of many of the strongest feelings he'd ever have: joy, humiliation, heartbreak, frustration, ...
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Brightest Star in the SkyMarian Keyes's inimitable blend of rollicking humor, effervescent prose, and captivating stories that deal with real-life issues have won readers around the globe. Reminiscent of the blockbuster movie Love, Actually, her new novel The Brightest Star in the Sky, features seven neighbors whose lives become entangled when a sassy and prescient spirit descends on 66 Star Street to radically transform at least one ...
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12-21An ancient prophecy foretells that the world will end on 21 December 2012. In Central America, a treasure hunter discovers a Mayan relic - a mysterious and ornate codex - but when he smuggles it into the US, he brings with him an old and deadly secret. Early in December 2012, the codex comes to Chel Manu, a Mayan world authority. She is torn between the chance to translate the codex herself and her duty to alert ...
The Queen and IThe Monarchy Has Been Dismantled. When a Republican party wins the General Election, their first act in power is to strip the royal family of their assets and titles and send them to live on a housing estate in the Midlands. Exchanging Buckingham Palace for a two-bedroomed semi in Hell Close (as the locals dub it), caviar for boiled eggs, servants for a social worker named Trish, the Queen and her family learn ...
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Arthur Conan Doyle: A Life in LettersThis remarkable annotated collection of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's previously unpublished private correspondence offers unique insight into one of the world's most popular authors. For the first time, Conan Doyle emerges from the shadow of Sherlock Holmes, revealing a man whose character and exploits rival that of his famous creation. In particular, Conan Doyle's correspondence with his mother exposes his endless ...
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White DeathThis is the latest Kurt Austin adventure: the hero of Fire Ice is back in a breathtaking new adventure. A confrontation between a radical environmentalist group and a Danish cruiser has forced Austin and colleague Joe Zavala to come to the rescue of a shipful of trapped men. But when the two of them investigate further, they discover that something far more sinister is at work. A shadowy multinational corporation ...
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Otto the CatWho's been sleeping in my bed? Otto the cat is not amused when a slobbery but lovable dog moves in and takes over everything--from his water bowl to his favorite chair - in this delightful story about friendship and sharing. Featuring a super-simple vocabulary this All Aboard Reading book includes 24 flash cards.
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Don't Wake the BabyAll Aboard Reading titles feature extra-large type, primer-easy sentence structure, and colorful rebus pictures that replace many nouns in the text. Nothing wakes this baby - not a beeping car, not a barking dog, not a ringing telephone! But when a tiny fly buzzes by, he finally wakes up. And what does it take to get him back to sleep? A kiss on the nose from big sister! Includes 24 cut-out flash cards.
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Dog Wash DayIt's time to wash the dog. Have a splish-splashing good time with simple words, pictures, and flash cards to make learning to read easy and fun. Full color. Consumable.
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MatchedCassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her: what to read, what to watch, what to believe. So when Xander's face appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows he is her ideal mate... until she sees Ky Markham's face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black. The Society tells her it's a glitch, a rare malfunction, and that she should focus on the happy life ...
Do You Want to Be My FriendFrom horse to crocodile to giraffe, no one wants to be the little mouse's friend, until he meets up with a friendly, familiar face - and not a moment too soon! Full color.
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American Tall TalesHere are the most robust characters in American legend. Told by a poet with a poet's ear for the impact of words, these American mavericks walk and talk accross the pages in a free, wide way, as they walked and talked accross the free, wide America of pioneer days.
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Alphabet CityThrough realistic pastels and watercolors, Johnson proposes a new look at the urban landscape, pointing out how letters appear in a variety of places, from interstates to a simple sawhorse at a construction site.
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Running ManThe runaway bestseller about the ultimate reality show The year is 2025. The Running Man is America's favorite television game show. Ben Richards is the program's latest contestant-and the Hunters' latest target in a rigged game of death...
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The RaceIt is 1910, the age of flying machines is still in its infancy, and newspaper publisher Preston Whiteway is offering $50,000 for the first daring aviator to cross America in less than fifty days. He is even sponsoring one of the prime candidates-an intrepid woman named Josephine Frost-and that's where Bell, chief investigator for the Van Dorn Detective Agency, comes in.
Frost's violent-tempered husband has just ...
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The Mysterious Stranger and Other StoriesThis is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment ...
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Adrian Mole: The Cappuccino YearsIt's Wednesday, August 13th. Here I am again - in my old bedroom. Older, wiser, but with less hair, unfortunately. The atmosphere in this house is very bad. The dog looks permanently exhausted. Every time the phone rings my mother snatches it up as though a kidnapper were on the line. Adrian Mole is thirty, single and a father. His cooking at a top London restaurant has been equally mocked (the sausage on my ...
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Adrian Mole and the Weapons of Mass DestructionWednesday April 2nd My birthday. I am thirty-five today. I am officially middle-aged. It is all downhill from now. A pathetic slide towards gum disease, wheelchair ramps and death. Adrian Mole is middle-aged but still scribbling. Working as a bookseller and living in Leicester's Rat Wharf; finding time to write letters of advice to Tim Henman and Tony Blair; locked in mortal combat with a vicious swan called ...
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Going SoloThey didn't think for one moment that they would find anything but a burnt-out fuselage and a charred skeleton; and they were apparently astounded whn they came upon my still-breathing body, lying in the sand near by In 1938 Roald Dahl was fresh out of school and bound for his first job in Africa, hoping to find adventure far from home. However, he got far more excitement than he bargained for when the outbreak ...
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Doomed LoveFrom the fall of Troy to the deadly Harpies, Aeneas' epic voyage is filled with tragedy, destruction and omens of danger. As he recounts his adventures to Dido, who gives him sanctuary, they fall in love. But the Gods intervene and Aeneas realizes their relationship cannot last. United by the theme of love, the writings in the Great Loves series span over two thousand years and vastly different worlds. Readers ...
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Books That Changed the WorldFrom the Bible, the Iliad, and the Republic to Civil Disobedience, Das Kapital, and Silent Spring, this revised and greatly expanded edition is a monument to the power of the printed word-an informative discussion of many of the most important works ever created.
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The Free WorldWelcome to Rome. It is the summer of 1978, and the Krasnansky family, bickering, tired and confused, are supposed to be passing through. Alongside thousands of other Soviet Jewish refugees - among them criminals, dissidents and refuseniks - they await passage to their new homes in the West. But escaping Communism is not so easy, especially when some of the Krasnanskys insist on bringing it with them, and even ...
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Elmer GantryThe portrait of an evangelist who rises to power within his church.
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StrangersThe plot twists ingeniously... chilling.
The Riddle of the SandsChilders' lone masterpiece, The Riddle of the Sands, considered the first modern spy thriller, is recognisable as the brilliant forerunner of the realism of Graham Greene and John le Carre. Its unique flavour comes from its fine characterization, richly authentic background of inshore sailing and vivid evocation of the late 1890s - an atmosphere of mutual suspicion and intrigue that was soon to lead to war.
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Handbags and GladragsEmily Pointer would rather jog naked through Harvey Nichols' beauty hall than be seen with last season's handbag. A fashion stylist with Chic magazine, Emily is a natural blonde, a effortless size 10, travels the world for work and gets 30 per cent discount at Prada. As far as she's concerned, life is perfect. So surely a night of wild sex with a hunky Australian photographer during the fashion show season in ...
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Manhattans and MurderIt all begins with a sidewalk Santa staring at Jessica with fear and recognition. Behind the beard is Waldo Morse, former drug smuggler and the most notorious citizen of Cabot Cove, Maine. Jessica hasn't a clue as to how he ended up as a street corner Saint Nick, but she agrees to meet him at two o'clock the next day. Jessica shows up with her camera, but in no time at all Santa is dead - a totally unexpected ...
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The Sartorialist: CloserAfter the enormous success of The Sartorialist, Scott Schuman is back with a completely new collection of beautiful images of the men and women who have caught his attention. His much-loved blog, thesartorialist.com, remains one of the most-read in the fashion world and continues to grow in popularity as Scott travels further and more widely. This book encompasses the diverse style and visual attitude of people ...
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Roger's VersionA born-again computer whiz kid bent on proving the existence of God on his computer meets a middle-aged divinity professor, Roger Lambert, who'd just as soon leave faith a mystery. Soon the computer hacker begins an affair with professor Lambert's wife and Roger finds himself experiencing deep longings for a trashy teenage girl.
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Androcles and the Lion"Androcles and the Lion" is a 1912 play written by George Bernard Shaw. "Androcles and the Lion" is Shaw's retelling of the tale of Androcles, a slave who is saved by the requited mercy of a lion. In the play, Shaw makes Androcles out to be one of many Christians being led to the Colosseum for torture. Characters in the play exemplify several themes and takes on both modern and supposed early Christianity, including ...
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Suspicion of RageWith Cuba as a sizzling setting and a provocative murder that hits close to home, New York Times bestselling author Barbara Parker delivers her most unpredictable novel to date. Married Miami lawyers Gail Connor and Anthony Quintana travel to Cuba to see the island that still captures Anthony's heart. But the trip is anything but nostalgic as Gail and Anthony face violence, murder, a terrorist threat, and a ...
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NapoleonA magnificent reconstruction of Napoleon's life and legend written by a distinguished Oxford scholar.
Dead to the WorldWhen telepathic cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse sees a naked man on the side of the road, she doesn't just drive on by. Turns out the poor thing hasn't a clue who-or what-he is, but Sookie knows. It's the vampire Eric Northman-but now he's a kinder, gentler Eric. And a very frightened Eric, because it soon becomes obvious that whoever took his memory now wants his life.
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Farewell, My LovelyEight years ago Moose Malloy and cute little redhead Velma were getting married - until someone framed Malloy for armed robbery. Now his stretch is up and he wants Velma back. PI Philip Marlow meets Malloy one hot day in Hollywood and, out of the generosity of his jaded heart, agrees to help him. Dragged from one smoky bar to another, Marlowe's search for Velma turns up plenty of dangerous gangsters with a nasty ...
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Oleander, Jacaranda: A Childhood PerceivedThis autobiography is about growing up in Egypt. It is also an investigation into childhood perception in which the author uses herself and her memories as an insight into how children see and know. It is a look at Egypt up to, and including, World War II from a small girl's point of view, which is also, ultimately, a moving and rather sad picture of an isolated and lonely little girl.
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Blood LinesFBI agent Cynna Weaver teams up with sorcerer Cullen Seabourne to help identify elected officials who have accepted demonic pacts. But the passion simmering between them-and their investigation-spiral out of control when an ancient prophecy is fulfilled.
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Сонм живых существ (на английском языке)Charles Darwin transformed our understanding of the world with the idea of natural selection, challenging the notion that species are fixed and unchanging. These writings from On the Origin of Species explain how different life forms appear all over the globe, evolve over millions of years, become extinct and are supplanted. Great Ideas - Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed ...
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Дорогая Иллюзия (на английском языке)I suppose it was conceited of me. But it was fun. And I felt like getting a bit of my own back on some of the people who'd conned and flattered me into wasting all those years. This is one of 50 original and exciting books of short stories, publishing in February to celebrate half a century of Penguin Modern Classics.
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Оборотень (на английском языке)This is Freud's groundbreaking study of a wealthy young Russian man, subject to psychotic episodes and neuroses. Through the patient's dream of childhood wolves, Freud was able to determine his real problem - that of infantile neurosis brought about by a sexual complex and an Oedipal fixation. Great Ideas - Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves ...
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Возвращение в Вавилон (на английском языке)'But it hadn't been given for nothing. It had been given, even the most wildly squandered sum, as an offering to destiny that he might not remember the things most worth remembering, the things that he would now always remember'. F. Scott Fitzgerald's stories defined the 1920s 'Jazz Age' generation, with their glittering dreams and tarnished hopes. In these three tales of a fragile recovery, a cut-glass bowl ...
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Early Learning Big and LittleLearning the concepts of comparing and sorting is vital in helping young children develop vocabulary and understand the world around them. This bright book is designed to help parents amuse, interest and at the same time teach their children vital early learning skills. Useful parent tips are included throughout the book to support the learning process.
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IncognitoAn elegant literary mystery set during the Gilded Age. New York City, 1911. Representing the widow of a Wall Street financier, lawyer William Dysart travels to a small Long Island town with a generous offer for Miss Sybil Curtis's cottage and five acres of land. But when Sybil refuses to sell, the widow threatens to use her influence with the state to seize the property. Intrigued by Sybil's defiance and afflicted ...
Lucky PennyTo support her orphaned niece, impoverished Brianna O'Keefe accepts work with a Colorado rancher. To guard herself from unwanted attention, she resorts to a harmless little lie: that she's married to a Denver gold miner named David Paxton. But when her husband shows up, Brianna is stunned-not the least by her desire...
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Latecomers"Penguin Decades" bring you the novels that helped shape modern Britain. When they were published, some were bestsellers, some were considered scandalous, and others were simply misunderstood. All represent their time and helped define their generation, while today each is considered a landmark work of storytelling. The latecomers are Hartmann and Fibich, brought over to England as children to escape Nazi Germany, ...
Pants on fireA broken heart is hard to mend. And a good heart is practically impossible to find...When Georgia Abbott's fiance cheats on her, she's left with a broken heart and the reality of her humdrum life in London. Until someone tells her about a job on Glow magazine: in Sydney. That's Sydney, Australia - where the welcome is as warm as the weather and the men look like Mel Gibson, but taller. What's she got to lose? ...
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Bend SinisterThe state has been recently taken over and is being run by the tyrannical and philistine 'Average Man' party. Under the slogans of equality and happiness for all, it has done away with individualism and freedom of thought. Only John Krug, a brilliant philosopher, stands up to the regime. His antagonist, the leader of the new party, is his old school enemy, Paduk - known as the 'Toad'. Grieving over his wife's ...
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Speak, Memory'Speak, memory', said Vladimir Nabokov. And immediately there came flooding back to him a host of enchanting recollections - of his comfortable childhood and adolescence, of his rich, liberal-minded father, his beautiful mother, an army of relations and family hangers - on and of grand old houses in St Petersburg and the surrounding countryside in pre-Revolutionary Russia. Young love, butterflies, tutors and ...
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The Major Plays"What makes his work great is that it can be felt and understood...by anybody" said Leo Tolstoy of Chekhov's plays, which express life through subtle construction, everyday dialogue, and an electrically charged atmosphere.
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A Room with a View and Howards End'To me' D. H. Lawerence once wrote to E. M. forster, 'you are the last Englishman.' Indeed, Forster's novels offer contemporary readers clear, vibrant portraits of life in Edwardian England. Published in 1908 to both critical and popular acclaim, A Room with a View is a whimsical comedy of manners that owes more to Jane Austen that perhaps any other of his works. The central character is a muddled young girl ...
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King, Queen, Knave'Of all my novels this bright brute is the gayest', Nabokov wrote of "King, Queen, Knave". Comic, sensual and cerebral, it dramatizes an Oedipal love triangle, a tragi-comedy of husband, wife and lover, through Dreyer the rich businessman, his ripe-lipped ad mercenary wife Martha, and their bespectacled nephew Franz. 'If a resolute Freudian manages to slip in' - Nabokov darts a glance to the reader - 'he or ...
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A Russian JournalJust after the iron curtain fell on Eastern Europe John Steinbeck and acclaimed war photographer, Robert Capa ventured into the Soviet Union to report for the "New York Herald Tribune". This rare opportunity took the famous travelers not only to Moscow and Stalingrad - now Volgograd - but through the countryside of the Ukraine and the Caucasus. A "Russian Journal" is the distillation of their journey and remains ...
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What to Do When Someone DiesEllie Faulkner's world has been destroyed. Her husband Greg died in a car crash - and he wasn't alone. In the passenger seat was the body of Milena Livingstone - a woman Ellie's never heard of. But Ellie refuses to leap to the obvious conclusion, despite the whispers and suspicions of those around her. Maybe it's the grief, but Ellie has to find out who this woman was - and prove Greg wasn't having an affair. ...
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The Enchanter: An Adventure in the Land of NabokovPlunging into the enchanted and luminous worlds of Speak, Memory, Ada, or Ardor; and the infamous Lolita, Lila Azam Zanganeh seeks out the Nabokovian experience of time, memory, sexual passion, nature, loss, love in all its forms, language in all its allusions. She explores his Russian childhood, his European sojourns, the landscapes of 'his' America, hallucinates an interview and seeks the 'crunch of happiness' ...
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Mad About DinosaursAre you mad about dinosaurs? From food and fossils to herds and horns, this book is packed with fascinating facts and key information for all young dinosaur enthusiasts. It also includes a link to fantastic downloadable Mad About posters.
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Insight Guides: Croatia Step by StepTake a fresh approach to Croatia with this "Step by Step" guide, part of a brand new, stylishly designed series from Insight Guides. Lavishly illustrated in full colour, this book features 15 irresistible self-guided walks and tours, written by a local expert and packed with great insider tips. The guide also comes with a free pull-out map.
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The PromiseOn the outbreak of war, Belle Reilly's husband Jimmy enlists and heads for the deadly trenches of northern France. Volunteering to help battlefield wounded, Belle is posted to France as a Red Cross ambulance driver. There, a tragic accident brings her face to face with Etienne - a man from her past she's never quite forgotten.
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Wild ChildThe fourteen stories gathered here display both Boyle's astonishing range and his imaginative muscle. In the title story of this rich new collection, Boyle writes a tale that is by turns magical and moving, a powerful investigation of what it means to be human. Other tales range from the drama of a man who spins Homeric lies in order to stop going to work, to the sad comedy of a child born to Mexican street ...
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Idea ManAccording to "Time", Paul Allen is one of the 100 Most Influential People In The World. "Idea Man" is the story of the fascinating life of a man who has made an unprecedented impact in science, technology, business, sports, music, and philanthropy. His memoir features previously untold stories that offer insight into everything from the true origins of Microsoft to a behind-the-scenes view of the dawn of private ...
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Knit TwoOld Yarns It is five years since the members of The Friday Night Knitting Club bonded during divorce, job loss, romance, birth - and the sudden death of their dear friend, Georgia. But the Walker and Daughter knitting store on Manhattan's Upper West Side is still going strong. New Patterns Drawn together by their love for Georgia's daughter, Dakota, and the sense of family the club provides, each knitter is ...
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When the Killing's DoneAlma Boyd Takesue is a National Park Service biologist who is spearheading the efforts to save the endangered native creatures of California's Channel Islands from invasive species such as rats and feral pigs. Her antagonist, Dave LaJoy, is a local businessman who is fiercely opposed to the killing of any animals whatsoever and will go to any lengths to subvert Alma's plans. As their confrontation plays out ...
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Finnegans WakeFollows a man's thoughts and dreams during a single night. It is also a book that participates in the re-reading of Irish history that was part of the revival of the early 20th century. The author also wrote Ulysses, Dubliners and Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man.
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The CollaboratorBy the waters running through the valleys of Kashmir, teenage boys come to play cricket, talk about girls, and just be. But a few years later, when they are young men and violence grips the region, they are gone. Only the son of the local headman has stayed. He knows his friends have slipped over the border to Pakistan, and turned militant to bear arms against the Indian army. He would like to join them - but ...
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Not That Kind of GirlA girl can get into all kinds of trouble just by going back to work... Henrietta Tate gave up everything for her husband Marcus and their kids. But now that the children are away at school and she's rattling round their large country house all day she's feeling more than a little lost. So when a friend puts her in touch with Laurie, a historian in need of a PA, Henrietta heads for London. Quickly, she throws ...
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WaterlineMick Little used to be a shipbuilder on Glasgow yards. But as they closed one after another down the river, search for work took him and his beloved wife Cathy to Australia, and back again, struggling for a living, longing for home. Thirty years later the yards are nearly gone and Cathy is dead. And now Mick will have to find a new way to live.
The Growing Pains of Adrian MoleIt's Sunday, July 18th. My father announced at breakfast that he is going to have a vasectomy. I pushed my sausages away untouched. In this second instalment of teenager Adrian Mole's diaries, the Mole family is in crisis and the country is beating the drum of war. While his parents have reconciled after both embarked on disastrous affairs, Adrian is shocked to learn of his mother's pregnancy. And even though ...
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The Picture of Dorian Gray'I am jealous of everything whose beauty does not die. I am jealous of the portrait you have painted of me... Why did you paint it? It will mock me some day - mock me horribly!' Enthralled by his own exquisite portrait, Dorian Gray exchanges his soul for eternal youth and beauty. Influenced by his friend Lord Henry Wotton, he is drawn into a corrupt double life, indulging his desires in secret while remaining ...
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Katherine Mansfield: A Secret LifePursuing art and adventure across Europe, Katherine Mansfield lived and wrote with the Furies at her heels. Dying at the age of only 34, she became posthumously one of the most influential writers of the last century. Sexually ambiguous, craving love yet quarrelsome and capricious, she glittered in the brilliant circles of DH Lawrence and Virginia Woolf, her beauty and recklessness inspiring admiration, jealousy, ...
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Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: With Artwork by Yayoi KusamaSince childhood, Kusama has been afflicted with a condition that makes her see spots, which means she sees the world in a surreal, almost hallucinogenic way that sits very well with the Wonderland of Alice. She is fascinated by childhood and the way adults have the ability, at their most creative, to see things the way children do, a central concern of the Alice books. The classic book will be colour illustrated ...
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The Key to RebeccaHis code name: "The Sphinx". His mission: to send Rommel's advancing army the secrets that would unlock the doors to Cairo... and the ultimate Nazi triumph in the war. And in all of Cairo, only two people could stop this brilliant and ruthless Nazi master agent. One was a down-on-his-luck English officer no one would listen to. The other was a young Jewish girl...
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Selected StoriesOne of the great masters of the short story, Tolstoy called Chekhov an incomparable artist of life, who wrote about the everyday world with humor, insight, and honesty.
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The Silver BoatFrom "New York Times" bestselling author Luanne Rice, a moving family story that "will strike a chord in every mother, daughter, or sister" ("Marie Claire") In "The Silver Boat," "New York Times" bestselling author Luanne Rice has written a heart-wrenching yet heartwarming portrait of a family in all its flawed complexity. The McCarthy sisters have come to Martha's Vineyard to say good-bye to their family's ...
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Joy for BeginnersA "Library Journal" Best Book of the Year What would you do with a second chance at life? Having survived a life-threatening illness, Kate celebrates by gathering with six close friends. At an intimate outdoor dinner on a warm September evening, the women challenge Kate to start her new lease on life by going white-water rafting down the Grand Canyon with her daughter. But Kate is reluctant to take the risk. ...
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Lucky Jim"Penguin Decades" bring you the novels that helped shape modern Britain. When they were published, some were bestsellers, some were considered scandalous, and others were simply misunderstood. All represent their time and helped define their generation, while today each is considered a landmark work of storytelling. Kingsley Amis' "Lucky Jim" was published in 1954, and is a hilarious satire of British university ...
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Mary"Mary" was Nabokov's first novel, begun in the spring of 1925, and in its heroine lie the shadowy presences of all his heroines to come.
Jason and the Golden FleeceA hero will have his day. It is a task that no man has ever completed: to bring back a magical ram's fleece that lies hidden in a far-off land, guarded by an all-seeing serpent. But one man, Jason, must try. His life depends on it. Upon the orders of the King, Jason must cross deadly seas with the crew of his ship, the Argo, negotiate treacherous clashing rocks, fight fire-breathing bulls and confront the terror ...
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Let it Come Down"Let It Come Down", with its title from Macbeth, tells the story of Dyar, a New York bank clerk who throws up his secure, humdrum job to find a reality abroad with which to identify himself, and his macabre experiences in the inferno of Tangiers as he gives in to his darkest impulses. Rich in descriptions of the corruption and decadence of the International Zone in the last days before Moroccan independence, ...
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SecretsSet in the 1930s, the classic novel from bestselling author Lesley Pearse tells the story of one girl's struggle against cruelty and, her quest for love. Twelve-year-old Adele Talbot's unhappy mother Rose succumbs to madness after a family tragedy and Adele is placed in a bleak children's home. But when her trust is betrayed she runs away - hoping to find her grandmother in Sussex. By the time she does so, Adele ...
The Importance of Being Earnest and Other PlaysA universal favorite, "The Importance of Being Earnest" displays Oscar Wilde's theatrical genius at its brilliant best. Subtitled "A Trivial Comedy for Serious People", this hilarious attack on Victorian manners and morals turns a pompous world on its head, lets duplicity lead to happiness, and makes riposte the highest form of art. Also included in this special collection are Wilde's first comedy success, "Lady ...
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Inside Steve's BrainOne of USA Today's Best Business Books of 2008 is now updated with a new chapter. Inside Steve's Brain cuts through the cult of personality that surrounds Steve Jobs to unearth the secrets to his unbelievable success.
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One Flew over the Cuckoo's NestIn this classic novel of the 1960's, Ken Kesey's hero is Randle Patrick McMurphy, a boisterous, brawling, fun-loving rebel who swaggers into the world of a mental hospital and takes over. A lusty, life-affirming fighter, McMurphy rallies the other patients around him by challenging the dictatorship of Big Nurse. He promotes gambling in the ward, smuggles in wine and women, and openly defies the rules at every ...
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Silent Mercy"New York Times" bestselling author Linda Fairstein is at her explosive best as she plunges into the byzantine world of New York City's most powerful and sacred institutions - and unearths the most sinister of secrets... Prosecutor Alexandra Cooper has been called to a Harlem Baptist Church, where a woman has been decapitated and set on fire on the church steps - with the imprint of a Star of David necklace ...
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We the LivingWe the Living depicts the struggle of the individual against the state, and the impact of the Russian Revolution on three human beings who demand the right to live their own lives and pursue their own happiness. This classic novel is not a story of politics, but of the men and women who fight for existence within a totalitarian state.
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Bubbles in TroubleNew troubles for Bubbles: Her friend, bride-to-be Janice, never showed up at the altar, and everybody's blaming Bubbles for singing Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Free Bird" at the bachelorette party the night before. Now Bubbles has just found Janice's uncle Elwood dead on his bathroom floor-his skull bashed in and his Rolls Royce missing. The baffling murder could be her Big Break as Bubbles goes deep undercover in Whoopee, ...
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The IdiotA classic by a Russian master Prince Myshkin, the idiot, is an almost comically innocent Christ figure in a land of sinners, one whose faith in beauty contrasts sharply with that of his society's.
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Code to ZeroIn January, 1958, America's best hope to catch up with the Russians in the space race sits on a pad at Cape Canaveral. But the launch of the Explorer I satellite is delayed due to the weather, even though it is a sunny day. The real reason rests deep in the mind of a NASA scientist who wakes that morning with his memory completely erased - he knows a dark secret someone wants him to forget.
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Bel-amiYoung, attractive and very ambitious, George Duroy, known to his friends as Bel-Ami, is offered a job as a journalist on La Vie francaise and soon makes a great success of his new career. But he also comes face to face with the realities of the corrupt society in which he lives - the sleazy colleagues, the manipulative mistresses and wily financiers - and swiftly learns to become an arch-seducer, blackmailer ...
The Stories of EnglishWhen and why did 'thou' disappear from Standard English? Would a Victorian Cockney have said 'observation' or 'hobservation'? Was Jane Austen making a mistake when she wrote 'Jenny and James are walked to Charmonth this afternoon'? This superbly well-informed - and also wonderfully entertaining - history of the English language answers all these questions, showing how the many strands of English (Standard English, ...
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Insight Guides: FranceWelcome a brand-new edition of Insight Guide France, with new features, new maps, and specially commissioned color-photographs throughout the entire guide. A full-color, highly visual guide to the whole of France, covering all the major cities, with expert recommendations to the best sights, cross-referenced with Insights respected mapping and detailed Travel Tips!
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Queen of CraftsFeeling the itch to stitch and the urge to preserve? Well then, get your craft on with crafter-about-town Jazz Domino Holly. As the daughter of rock-royalty and founder of the Shoreditch Sisters Women's Institute, Jazz is the perfect guide. Have fun and impress your friends and family with your crafting skills as you learn how to: unravel the mystery of knits and purls and whip up a Girlie Bow Headband; fix ...
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New York to DallasThe new novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author, which takes readers deeper into the mind of Eve Dallas than ever before. The number one New York Times bestselling author J. D. Robb presents an intense and terrifying new case for New York homicide cop Eve Dallas, one that will take her all the way to the city that gave her her name and plunge her into the nightmares of her childhood.
When a monster ...
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The KingdomIn this latest Fargo adventure, husband-and-wife team Sam and Remi are sent to find the missing father of a Texas oil barron. Their journey leads them to Tibet, Nepal, Venice, and more.
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Switch BitchTopping and tailing this collection are The Visitor and Bitch, stories featuring Dahl's notorious hedonist Oswald Hendryks Cornelius (or plain old Uncle Oswald) whose exploits are frequently as extraordinary as they are scandalous. In the middle, meanwhile, are The Great Switcheroo and The Last Act , two stories exploring a darker side of desire and pleasure. In the black comedies of Switch Bitch, Roald Dahl ...
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Kiss, KissWhat could go wrong when a wife pawns the mink coat that her lover gave her as a parting gift? What happens when a priceless piece of furniture is the subject of a deceitful bargain? Can a wronged woman take revenge on her dead husband? This title explores the sinister side of human nature: the cunning, sly, selfish part of each of us.
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The Beautiful and DamnedAnthony and Gloria are the essence of Jazz Age glamour. A brilliant and magnetic couple, they fling themselves at life with an energy that is thrilling. New York is a playground where they dance and drink for days on end. Their marriage is a passionate theatrical performance; they are young, rich, alive and lovely and they intend to inherit the earth. But as money becomes tight, their marriage becomes impossible. ...
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Interzone"Interzone" portrays the development of Burroughs' mature writing style by presenting a selection of pieces from the mid-1950s. His outrageous tone of voice represents the exorcism of four decades of oppressive sexual and social conditioning. Burroughs' close observations of humanity - its ugliness and ignorance - invites the reader to dispense with their traditional notions of decorum, and taste the world as he sees it.
And the Land Lay StillAnd the Land Lay Still is nothing less than the story of a nation. James Robertson's breathtaking novel is a portrait of modern Scotland as seen through the eyes of natives and immigrants, journalists and politicians, drop-outs and spooks, all trying to make their way through a country in the throes of great and rapid change. It is a moving, sweeping story of family, friendship, struggle and hope - epic in every sense.
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If it is Your LifeGiving voice to the dispossessed and crafting stories of lives on the edge, lives almost lost, lives held in the balance, James Kelman writes about the things that touch us all. With honesty, toughness and humour, he confronts the issues of language, class, politics, gender and age - identity in all its forms - with a sympathetic pen and a sharp and observant eye. No other British writer today penetrates so ...
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Someone Like YouThere's the gambler who collects little fingers from losers... there's the lady who murders her husband with a frozen leg of lamb... not to mention the man who has made a machine that can hear grass scream... Roald Dahl's particular brand of bizarre, alarming and disturbing story-telling has already attracted a huge following which can only be more disturbed, alarmed and - thankfully - amused by Someone Like ...
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Man Walks into a RoomSamson Greene, a young and popular professor at Columbia University, is found wandering in the Nevada desert. When his wife, Anna, comes to take him home, she finds a man who remembers nothing, not even his own name. The removal of a small brain tumour saves his life, but his memories beyond the age of twelve are permanently lost. Here is the story of a strikingly intelligent, sensitive man returned to a world ...
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American Notes for General CirculationCharles Dickens was the most famous of many travelers of his time who journeyed to America, curious about the revolutionary new civilization that had captured the English imagination. His frank, often humorous descriptions in his 1842 account cover everything from his uncomfortable sea voyage to an ecstatic narrative of his visit to Niagara Falls. Yet Dickens is also critical of American society, its preoccupation ...
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CompulsionOne night a young woman disappears ...In broad daylight a retired teacher is stabbed to death ...In a small-town beauty parlor two women are butchered ...Three baffling cases, linked only by a lack of motive until psychologist Alex Delaware and LAPD Detective Milo Sturgis stumble upon a clue. A stolen luxury car is found undamaged and unblemished - except for a tiny, solitary bloodstain. Soon they uncover other ...
Fathers and SonsTurgenev's timeless tale of generational collision, in a sparkling new translation
When Arkady Petrovich returns home from college, his father finds his eager, naïve son changed almost beyond recognition, for the impressionable Arkady has fallen under the powerful influence of the friend he has brought home with him. A self-proclaimed nihilist, the ardent young Bazarov shocks Arkady's father with his criticisms ...
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ComfessionDescribing Tolstoy's crisis of depression and estrangement from the world, "A Confession" is an autobiographical work of exceptional emotional honesty. It describes his search for 'a practical religion not promising future bliss but giving bliss on earth'. Although the Confession led to his ex-communication, it also resulted in a large following of Tolstoyan Christians springing up throughout Russia and Europe. ...
Why I WriteThroughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization, and helped ...
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Rose Tattoo & Other PlaysIn these three exotic, steamy dramas Tennessee Williams portrays loss, faded lives and passionate love affairs. "The Rose Tattoo" is set in a bustling, Sicilian-American community, where newly widowed Serafina is paralysed by grief, until she has her romantic illusions about her dead husband shattered and rediscovers her true nature as a fiery prima donna, in a life-affirming celebration of love and sex. Tennessee ...
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Cannery RowIn the din and stink that is Cannery Row a colourful blend of misfits - gamblers, whores, drunks, bums and artists - survive side by side in a jumble of adventure and mischief. Lee Chong, the astute owner of the well-stocked grocery store, is also the proprietor of the Palace Flophouse that Mack and his troupe of good-natured 'boys' call home. Dora runs the brothel with clockwork efficiency and a generous heart, ...
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The Man with the Golden TorcFor ages, Eddie Drood and his family have kept humanity safe from the things that go bump in the night. But now one of his own has convinced the rest of the family that Eddie’s become a menace, and that humanity needs to be protected from him. So he’s on the run, using every trick in the book, magical and otherwise, hoping he lives long enough to prove his innocence...
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The Wise Man's FearAt last-the New York Times bestselling author continues his "astonishing"* Kingkiller Chronicle saga. Orson Scott Card.
In The Wise Man's Fear, Day Two of The Kingkiller Chronicle, Kvothe searches for answers, attempting to uncover the truth about the mysterious Amyr, the Chandrian, and the death of his parents. Along the way, Kvothe is put on trial by the legendary Adem mercenaries, forced to reclaim the honor ...
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Trojan OdysseyLong hailed as the grand master of adventure fiction, Clive Cussler has continued to astound with the intricate plotting and astonishing set pieces of his novels. Now, with a surprising twist, he gives us his most audacious work yet.
In the final pages of Valhalla Rising, Dirk Pitt discovered, to his shock, that he had two grown children he had never known-twenty-three-year-old fraternal twins born to a woman ...
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The Hunt for Red OctoberThe Soviet's most valuable ship - a new ballistic-missile submarine with their most trusted and skilled naval officer at the helm - is attempting to defect to the United States. It is high treason on an unprecedented scale, and the Soviet's mission is to seek and destroy her at any cost.
If the U.S. fleet can locate the Red October and get her safely to port, it will be the intelligence coup of all time. But ...
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Leaf StormSuddenly, as if a whirlwind had set down roots in the center of the town, the banana company arrived, pursued by the leaf storm. As a blizzard of warehouses and amusement parlours and slums descends on the small town of Macondo, the inhabitants reel at the accompanying stench of rubbish that makes their home unrecognisable. When the banana company leaves town as fast as it arrived, all they are left with is ...
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Chronicle of a Death Foretold"EXQUISITELY HARROWING... Very strange and brilliantly conceived... A sort of metaphysical murder mystery... The murder will stand among the innumerable murders of modern literature as one of the best and most powerfully rendered". A mysterious and haunting tale of romance and murder, that begins with the marriage of a man and a woman in love. But when he inexplicably mistreats his beloved on the night of the ...
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Why I am so WiseThroughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization, and helped make us who we are.
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The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor'On February 22 we were told that we would be returning to Columbia'. In 1955, eight crew members of Caldas, a Colombian destroyer, were swept overboard. Velasco alone survived, drifting on a raft for ten days without food or water. Marquez retells the survivor's amazing tale of endurance, from his loneliness and thirst to his determination to survive. The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor was Marquez's first major, ...
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The Art of WarThroughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make ...
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The Rough Guide to ParisThe Rough Guide to Paris provides accounts on the classic must-see sites like the Arc de Triomphe and the Louvre, as well as delving deeper and allowing you to discover the less clichéd and commercial side of the city, such as the atmospheric streets of the Marais.
Packed with practical, perceptive reviews and hand-picked listings of bars, restaurants, accommodation and more; the authors’ recommendations ...
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Future of an IllusionThis investigation of religion by greatest psychoanalyst of the twentieth-century explores the role faith can take in the life of man, what it can mean to us and why as a species we are inclined towards it. Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, ...
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The ChaseFor decades, Clive Cussler has been delighting readers with novels filled with suspense, action and sheer audacity. Now he does it again, in one of the wildest, most entertaining historical thrillers in years. April 1950: The rusting hulk of a steam locomotive rises from the deep waters of a Montana lake. Inside is all that remains of three men who died forty-four years before. But it is not the engine nor its ...
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The Secrets of a Fire King: StoriesYoung, fiery and bright, Eshlaini has her whole future ahead of her - until her father condemns her to a life of spinsterhood. Joyce has settled into Malaysian life after thirty years as an ex-pat wife - or so she thinks, until a newcomer arrives and reveals just how little of her home she knows. Jade Moon wants the best for her family - but, surrounded by Americans who reject her Korean traditions, she must ...
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ObsessionJust before she died, Patty Bigelow confessed to having killed a man. Now her niece Tanya is obsessed with finding out the truth about her aunt's crime - and she needs Alex Delaware's help.
The PigeonSet in Paris and attracting comparisons with Franz Kafka and Edgar Allan Poe, "The Pigeon" is Patrick Suskind's tense, disturbing follow-up to the bestselling Perfume. The novella tells the story of a day in the meticulously ordered life of bank security guard Jonathan Noel, who has been hiding from life since his wife left him for her Tunisian lover. When Jonathan opens his front door on a day he believes will ...
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The MessengerGabriel Allon, art restorer and spy, is about to face the greatest challenge of his life. An al-Qaeda suspect is killed in London, and photographs are found on his computer - photographs that lead Israeli intelligence to suspect that al-Qaeda is planning one of its most audacious attacks ever, straight at the heart of the Vatican. Allon warns the Pope's private secretary, his old friend Monsignor Luigi Donati, ...
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Lust, Caution and Other StoriesIn 1940s Shanghai, beautiful young Jiazhi spends her days playing mahjong and drinking tea with high society ladies. But China is occupied by invading Japanese forces and things are not always what they seem in wartime. Jiazhi's life is a front. A patriotic student radical, her mission is to seduce a powerful employee of the occupying government and lead him to the assassin's bullet. Yet as she waits for him ...
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LadyA sexually active, rebellious teenager is transformed into a confused and frightened dog by a tramp with magical powers. Sandra has a lot of growing up to do quickly if she is to survive as a scrounging stray in a rough dogs' world. She experiences all the physical aspects of being a dog, including running with a pack and going on heat. She must decide whether she wants to recover her humanity, and if so how ...
BloodtideSet in the future as two rival gangs, the Volsons and the Connors, struggle to control London. The city is almost cut off from the rest of the country and surrounded by the Halfman Lands - a desolate area populated by creatures, Halfmen, the results of genetic experiments to create living killing machines. Val Volson dreams of uniting the two factions by giving his 14-year-old daughter, Signy, as a bride to ...
Bad CompanyJack Higgins's previous novels Edge of Danger and Midnight Runner put British intelligence agent Sean Dillon through "a lot of thrills [and] wild action" (Los Angeles Times). Now a new enemy has emerged with a dark secret from World War II--and a score to settle with agent Dillon.
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What Looks Like CrazyShe's had hit after hit with Janet Evanovich.
Now this New York Times bestselling author begins a series that readers will go crazy for.
Psychologist Kate Holly's own life has become the stuff of intensive therapy. She's divorcing her gorgeous firefighter husband, she has an eccentric secretary, her mother and aunt have erected a vaguely sexual sculpture in her front yard, and her psychiatrist ex-boyfriend won't ...
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I Love Dollars And Other Stories of ChinaAn immediate sensation upon publication in China, I Love Dollars is a hilarious send-up of China's love affair with capitalism by one of its most gifted new writers. In the title story, a young man, acutely aware of his filial duty, sets out to secure a prostitute for his father, only to haggle his old man out of a good time. Here, gleefully exposed, are the inanities of everyday life in contemporary China. ...
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Violet on the RunwayA wallflower in the spotlight can do one of two things: wilt, or blossom...
Violet Greenfield's life changes forever when a lady in giant Chanel shades tells her she could be IT, the next Kate Moss-but taller, and without the PR problems. That's how Violet winds up with a business card in the front pocket of her jeans on her first day as a senior in high school. Angela Blythe from Tryst Models in New York City ...
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Are You Experienced?This is a devastatingly funny satire on the whole idea of student travel, and particularly the India back-pack trail. Dave travels to India with Liz because he thinks he might be able to get her into bed. Liz travels to India with Dave because she wants a companion for her voyage of spiritual discovery. She loves it. He dreams of frosty mornings, pints of lager and restaurants where vegetable curry is only a side-dish...
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Last SacrificeThe astonishing final novel in Richelle Mead's epic series! Murder. Love. Jealousy. And the ultimate sacrifice. Now, with Rose on trial for her life and Lissa first in line for the Royal Throne, nothing will ever be the same between them.
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Borneo, Celebes, AruRacked with fever, virtually broke and earning a precarious living through sending back to London the plumes of beautiful birds, Wallace (1823-1913) ultimately became one of the most heroic and admirable of all scientist-explorers. Whether living with Hill Dyaks or hunting Orang-Utans or sailing on a junk to the unbelievably remote Aru islands, Wallace opens our eyes to a now long vanished world. "Great Journeys" ...
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The Eaten Heart: Unlikely Tales of LoveTen young Florentines take refuge in the countryside from the Black Death and tell stories to pass the time. From the unfaithful wife who unwittingly eats her lover's heart to the sly peasant plotting to seduce a whole nunnery, these are tales of lust, adventure and unexpected twists of fate. United by the theme of love, the writings in the "Great Loves" series span over two thousand years and vastly different ...
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Losing GemmaTwo girls went traveling in search of adventure, in search of 'real life'. Only one came back...A chilling, gripping novel about the backpacking holiday of a lifetime with utterly devastating and unexpected consequences, this is a dazzling and assured first novel destined to become an instant classic.
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On Natural SelectionThroughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization, and helped ...
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Maigret and the Idle BurglarSet against a high-profile hunt for the latest criminal gang to hit Paris, Maigret is determined to track down the murderer of a quiet crook of the old school, for whom he cannot help feeling affection and respect. In Maigret's careful recreation of the life of this gentle and eccentric burglar, Simenon beautifully depicts Maigret's insight, compassion, and melancholic nostalgia.
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Where Angels Fear to TreadA wonderful story of questioning, disillusionment, and conversion, Where Angels Fear to Tread tells the story of a prim English family's encounter with the foreign land of Italy. When attractive, impulsive English widow Lilia marries Gino, a dashing and highly unsuitable Italian twelve years her junior, her snobbish former in-laws make no attempts to hide their disapproval. But their expedition to face the uncouth ...
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The Woman Who Rode Away/ St. Mawr/ The PrincessThree revelatory novellas by a twentieth-century master
The works collected here explore the profound effects on protagonists who embark on psychological voyages of liberation. The Woman Who Rode Away follows one woman’s religious quest in Mexico. St. Mawr displays Lawrence’s mastery of satire in a scathing depiction of London’s fashionable horse-riding scene. In The Princess, a detached woman traveling through ...
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The Women's WarA swashbuckling novel by the author of The Three Musketeers
Set in the same period as his best-known novel, Alexandre Dumas’s “forgotten masterpiece” (Le Monde) features two steely and preternaturally modern heroines fighting on opposite sides of the wars that ravaged seventeenth-century France. An unabashed page-turner, humorous, dramatic, and crackling with panache, this new English translation—the first in ...
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The True Confessions of Adrian MoleIt's Monday, June 13th. I had a good, proper look at myself in the mirror tonight. I've always wanted to look clever, but at the age of twenty years and three months I have to admit that I look like a person who has never even heard of Jung or Updike. Adrian Mole is an adult. At least that's what it says on his passport. But living at home, clinging to his threadbare cuddly rabbit 'Pinky', working as a paper ...
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The Lost Diaries of Adrian MoleIt's Monday, January 3, 2000. So how do I greet the New Millennium? In despair. I'm a single parent, I live with my mother... I have a bald spot the size of a jaffa cake on the back of my head... I can't go on like this, drifting into early middle-age. I need a Life Plan... The 'same age as Jesus when he died', Adrian Mole has become a martyr: a single-father bringing up two young boys in an uncaring world. ...
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DublinDublin DIRECTIONS has all you need to get the most out of Ireland's capital city. Whether you're on a weekend break or weeklong visit, this guide highlights all the top places to stay, the sights not to miss, the coolest bars and the tastiest restaurants. From learning about Dublin's literary greats and fascinating history, to tasting your first Guinness in the legendary brewery, this richly illustrated guide ...
The Pleasures of MenIt's Spitalfields, 1840. Catherine Sorgeiul lives with her Uncle in a rambling house in London's East End. She has few companions and little to occupy the days beyond her own colourful imagination. But then a murderer strikes, ripping open the chests of young girls and stuffing hair into their mouths to resemble a beak, leading the press to christen him The Man of Crows. And as Catherine hungrily devours the ...
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The Concert TicketOn any given morning, on the street corners of a Russian city, little kiosks suddenly appear. As soon as their shutters open, a queue forms, men and women lining up in the hope of a little bit of luxury: a pair of silk stockings or a box of chocolates. One morning news spreads that the exiled composer, Selinsky, will be returning to the city for one concert only, and there is one kiosk, somewhere, selling tickets ...
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Love Walked InFor 31 year old Cornelia Brown, life is a series of movie moments. When her very own Cary Grant walks through the door of the Philadelphia cafe in which she works, it seems that dreams may come true. Then Cornelia meets 11 year old Clare, and their lives are forever changed in unexpected ways.
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Light In ShadowZoe Luce is a successful interior designer in the Arizona town of Whispering Springs who's developed an unusual career specialty-helping recently divorced clients redesign their homes, to help them forget the past and start anew. But Zoe knows that some things can't be covered up with a coat of paint. And when she senses that one of her clients may be hiding a dark secret, she enlists P.I. Ethan Truax to find ...
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Crime SchoolPolice Detective Kathleen Mallory recognized the crime scene: victim hanging, hair in mouth, fire burning. It happened twenty-one years ago, when Mallory was a child. She also recognized the victim...
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The House of GaianIn the conclusion of the Tir Alainn Trilogy, the uneasy alliance between Fae and humans may not be enough to defeat the Inquisitors-leaving them no choice but to seek out the witches of the House of Gaian. But can they be trusted?
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The Red RoomHe almost took your life. Now his is in your hands...After psychologist Kit Quinn is brutally attacked by a prisoner, she is determined to get straight back to work. When the police want her help in linking the man who attacked her to a series of murders, she refuses to simply accept the obvious. But the closer her investigation takes her to the truth behind the savage crimes, the nearer Kit gets to the dark ...
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Rain FallMeet John Rain. Assassin. He follows his own code - he needs no one, trusts no one - until betrayal transforms him from hunter into hunted and loner into loyal friend. Haunted by the past Rain kills to order and leaves no trace, but the death at his hand of an old man has unforeseen complications - and soon Rain is trying to protect not just his carefully preserved anonymity but his own life and those of the ...
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The PostmistressThe New York Times bestseller - A beautifully written, thought-provoking novel. #1 New York Times bestselling author Kathryn Stockett.
In 1940, Iris James is the postmistress in coastal Franklin, Massachusetts. Iris knows more about the townspeople than she will ever say, and believes her job is to deliver secrets. Yet one day she does the unthinkable: slips a letter into her pocket, reads it, and doesn't deliver ...
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WashingtonWatch a Video Read "Surprising Facts About George Washington" from" Washington: A Life" by Ron Chernow From National Book Award winner Ron Chernow, a landmark biography of George Washington. In "Washington: A Life" celebrated biographer Ron Chernow provides a richly nuanced portrait of the father of our nation. With a breadth and depth matched by no other one-volume life of Washington, this crisply paced narrative ...
Return to the Little Kingdom: Steve Jobs, the Creation of Apple, and How It Changed the WorldTwenty five years later, revisiting the first authorized biography of Apple and its co-founder and celebrity CEO, Steve Jobs In 1984, "The Little Kingdom: The Private Story of Apple Computer" told the story of Apple's first decade alongside the histories of Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak. Now, completely revised and expanded, "Return to the Little Kingdom" is the definitive biography of Apple and its founders ...
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La Muerte De Artemio CruzAfter collapsing from an illness while attending a business meeting, a dying Artemio Cruz, a rich and powerful land owner in modern Mexico, is driven by conscience to recall his corrupt life.
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Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food"A necessary book for anyone truly interested in what we take from the sea to eat, and how, and why." Sam Sifton, "The New York Times Book Review." Writer and life-long fisherman Paul Greenberg takes us on a journey, examining the four fish that dominate our menus: salmon, sea bass, cod, and tuna. Investigating the forces that get fish to our dinner tables, Greenberg reveals our damaged relationship with the ...
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Haiku for the Single GirlAn uproarious, uplifting, and brazenly honest celebration of the single girl's life.
Unsolicited relationship advice from relatives, disastrous dates, men who wear thumb rings, and the moments of deep satisfaction when a single girl realizes that she can do whatever she wants with her time - it's all here in Haiku for the Single Girl. Reading this brilliantly incisive and wittily illustrated collection, every ...
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WhiplashIn Connecticut, the murder of a pharmaceutical bigwig brings in Savich and Sherlock, along with local Agent Bowie Richards and P.I. Erin Pulaski. Back in Washington, an important U.S. senator is terrorized by an unknown entity, and is calling for Savich's special skills. When the Vice President is nearly killed it's clear these crimes are linked, and Savich and Sherlock must act fast to stop a killer.
The Blind Contessa's New MachineAn enchantingly imagined romance inspired by the true story of the typewriter's invention.
Carolina Fantoni, a young contessa in nineteenth-century Italy, is going blind. Neither her parents nor her fianc believe her. Only her friend Turri, an eccentric local inventor, understands. As darkness erases Carolina's world, she discovers one place where she can still see-in her dreams-yet she remains isolated from ...
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Body WorkThe enigmatic performer known as the Body Artist takes the stage at Chicago's Club Gouge and allows her audience to use her naked body as a canvas for their impromptu illustrations. V. I. Warshawski watches as people step forward, some meek, some bold, to make their mark. The evening takes a strange turn when one woman's sketch triggers a violent outburst from a man at a nearby table. Quickly subdued, the man-an ...
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Dead or AliveFor years, Jack Ryan, Jr. and his colleagues at the Campus have waged an unofficial and highly effective campaign against the terrorists who threaten western civilization. The most dangerous of these is the Emir. This sadistic killer has masterminded the most vicious attacks on the west and has eluded capture by the world's law enforcement agencies. Now the Campus is on his trail. Joined by their latest recruits, ...
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Killer SummerIt begins as a heist in Sun Valley, Idaho-until the local sheriff discovers a more sinister underlying plan. The crime gets more personal. The stakes are raised, and nothing is as it seems.
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Dune RoadThe instant "New York Times" bestseller from one of the most beloved voices in women's fiction An ever-growing legion of fans greets the publication of each new tale from the inimitable Jane Green. Her latest gem, "Dune Road", is set in tony Highfield, Connecticut, where recent divorcee Kit Hargrove has joyfully exchanged the requisite diamond studs and Persian rugs of a Wall Street Widow for a clapboard Cape ...
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Eiffel's TowerThe story of the world-famous monument and the extraordinary world's fair that introduced it In this first general history of the Eiffel Tower in English, Jill Jonnes-acclaimed author of "Conquering Gotham" offers an eye-opening look not only at the construction of one of the modern world's most iconic structures, but also the epochal event that surrounded its arrival as a wonder of the world. In this marvelously ...
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The Venetian JudgmentAn explosive new thriller from the New York Times bestselling author.
CIA cleaner Micah Dalton has taken his revenge against the Serbian gang who shot his lover. Then he receives a mysterious jade box containing a stainless steel glasscutter. Someone is sending him a very serious message, a message that will force him back into action against a foe out to unleash chaos upon the world...
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No Man's LandThe creator of the CBS series "The Unit" delivers his fiction debut Kennesaw Tanner once fought a shadow war. Now he's fighting for himself. Soldier of fortune Kennesaw Tanner is approached by government operatives with an offer: rescue the kidnapped heir of a powerful Persian Gulf sheik whose alliance with the U.S. has made him a target for terrorists. But what Tanner doesn't know is that there are elements ...
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Friday Night BitesSince revealing their existence to the mortals of Chicago, the vampires are enjoying their celebrity status. But should people learn about the Raves - feeding parties where vampires round up humans like cattle - the citizens are certain to start sharpening their stakes.
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ShadowplayWith their father and brother taken from them, the royal Eddon twins Barrick and Briony have done their best to hold the kingdom together. But now Barrick has been captured in a failed war against the immortal Twilight People and Briony has been forced to flee the castle. Old magics are stirring beneath the ancient castle and behind the Shadowline, and the machinations of gods, fairies, and mortals threaten ...
The Mayor's TongueOne of the most original, dazzling, and critically acclaimed debut novels this year. In this debut novel, hailed by Stephen King as aterrifying, touching, and wildly funny, a the stories of two strangers, Eugene Brentani and Mr. Schmitz, interweave. What unfolds is a bold reinvention of storytelling in which Eugene, a devotee of the reclusive and monstrous author, Constance Eakins, and Mr. Schmitz, who has been ...
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Shadowmarch: Volume INow in mass market paperback-Tad Williams' triumphant return to high fantasy!
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It Can't Happen HereIt is 1936. America has just elected Berzelius Windrip to the presidency-and his fascist policies turn the U.S. into a totalitarian state.
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Fire from the RockSylvia Patterson is shocked and confused when she is asked to be one of the first black students to attend Central High School, which is scheduled to be integrated in September 1957, whether the citizens or governor of Arkansas like it or not. Before Sylvia makes her final decision, smoldering racial tension in the town ignites into flame. When the smoke clears, she sees clearly that nothing is going to stop ...
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Sleeping with StrangersGideon is more than a hit man. In a world of money, violence, women, and love on the run, he's the master of the game. Now Gideon's got the job of a lifetime. The prize is the woman he desires and a cool million. The problem is it's just the kind of hit that can make him more enemies. Like the two beautiful strangers on Gideon's tail. Are they there to protect him or bring him down? There's one way to find out. ...
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The Tale of Hill Top FarmThe author of Peter Rabbit and other tales, Beatrix Potter is still, after a century, beloved by children and adults worldwide. In this first Cottage Tale, Albert introduces Beatrix, an animal lover and Good Samaritan with a knack for solving mysteries. With help from her entourage of talking animal friends, Beatrix sets out to win over the human hearts of Sawrey, where she's just bought an old farm - and plans to stay.
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Paths Not TakenJohn Taylor just discovered his long-gone mother created the Nightside - the dark heart of London - and intends to destroy it. To save his birthplace, he will have to travel back through a very distant - and probably deadly - past.
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Insight Guides: Venice City GuideThis brand new edition provides a comprehensive and highly visual introduction to Venice; over 600 superb photographs capture the history, local people and variety of everyday life in Italy's most magical city. The 'Places' section provides a detailed, district-by-district exploration of all the places to visit and principal sites along the way are clearly cross-referenced by number to the full-colour maps found ...
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The Wisdom of Bees'It seemed to me that the bees were working on the very same kinds of problems we are trying to solve. How can large, diverse groups work together harmoniously and productively? Perhaps we could take what the bees do so well and apply it to our institutions'. When Michael O'Malley first took up beekeeping he thought it would be a nice hobby to share with his son. But he noticed that bees not only work together ...
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3,096 DaysOn 2 March 1998 ten-year-old Natascha Kampusch was snatched off the street by a stranger and bundled into a white van. Hours later she found herself in a dark cellar, wrapped in a blanket. When she emerged eight years later, her childhood had gone. In 3,096 Days Natascha tells her incredible story for the first time: her difficult childhood, what exactly happened on the day of her abduction, her imprisonment ...
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Life and LaughingBritain's funniest comic opens up his man drawer to the nation. Imagine you had a deeply eccentric and possessive Hungarian grandmother who played scrabble for money. Or that everyone thinks Kenny Everett's your dad because he picks you up from school, drunk. Or that your mother is convinced you'll be world-famous after a dodgy Tarot reading. Welcome to the bizarre and hilarious life of Michael McIntyre. In ...
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Secret SonRaised by his mother in a one-room house in the slums of Casablanca, Youssef El Mekki has always had big dreams of living another life in another world. Suddenly his dreams are within reach when he discovers that his father-whom he'd been led to believe was dead-is very much alive. A wealthy businessman, he seems eager to give his son a new start. Youssef leaves his mother behind to live a life of luxury, until ...
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The Magic Paint'He was blamed for endless disasters, from failed exams to a bridge collapse, an avalanche, even a shipwreck: all due, in the stupid opinion of, first, his fellow-students and, later, his colleagues, to the penetrating power of his evil eye...' Profound and compassionate, Primo Levi was one of the most astonishing literary voices to emerge from the twentieth century. Whether describing the most beautiful poem ...
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Moon LakeWatch out for the mosquitoes', they called to one another, lyrically because warning wasn't any use anyway, as they walked out of their kimonos and dropped them like the petals of one big scattered flower on the bank behind them, and exposing themselves felt in a hundred places at once the little pangs'. Moon Lake is the story of a summer camp in Mississippi, a surly lifeguard, a rebellious orphan girl, and ...
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The Glass CollectorFifteen-year-old Aaron lives amongst the rubbish piles in the slums of Cairo. His job? To collect broken glass. His life? Wasted. His hope? To find a future he can believe in...
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The Fat Chance Guide to DietingThink nothing tastes as good as slim feels? You're obviously not eating the right food... Holly, Naomi and Kate are determined to win the battle of the bulge. So it's down to the local slimming club, where carbs are strictly off the menu and there's no escaping the scales. But calorie-counting isn't the only thing on their minds. Newly engaged Holly should be over the moon. So why does she blush every time her ...
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The Rogue's Princess1586 - London, England. Sixteen-year-old Mercy Hart is the daughter of one of London's richest - and strictest - cloth merchants. Kit Turner is an actor and the illegitimate son of the late Earl of Dorset. A chance encounter finds Kit falling for the beautiful Mercy's charms, but their love is forbidden. A merchant's daughter and a vagabond - it simply cannot be. If Mercy chooses Kit she must renounce her family ...
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Comes the NightMeade is nineteen and living in Paris with her twin brother, Ben Ho, far from their privileged upbringing in Nashville, Tennessee. Hers is a restless quest of balancing addictions: to her brother, her pills and her purging. But when Ben Ho falls for a girl at art school, Meade's precarious equilibrium is shaken. Meade descends into a vortex of glamour and passion with the fashion photographer who becomes her ...
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The Penguin Book of Modern British Short Stories'The short story has become one of the major forms of modern literary expression - in some ways the most modern of them all'. The story of the British short story since the Second World War is one of change and revolution and this powerful and moving collection brilliantly demonstrates the evolution of the form. Containing thirty-four of the most widely regarded postwar British writers, it features tales of ...
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The AccidentalI was born in a trunk. It was during the matinee on Friday. I stopped the show. Arresting and wonderful, The Accidental pans in on the Norfolk holiday home of the Smart family one hot summer. There, a beguiling stranger called Amber appears at the door bearing all sorts of unexpected gifts, trampling over family boundaries and sending each of the Smarts scurrying from the dark into the light. A novel about the ...
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Here Comes TroubleThe Extermination of Michael Moore is his anti-memoir. Breaking the autobiographical mode, he hilariously presents 20 far-ranging, irreverent vignettes from his own life. Moore is his own meta-Forrest Gump, as one moment he's an 11-year old boy stuck on a Senate elevator with Bobby Kennedy, and the next moment he's inside the Bitburg cemetery with a dazed and confused Ronald Reagan. Changing planes in Vienna, ...
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Anatomy of a DisappearanceIn Egypt, Nuri, a teenage boy, falls in love with Mona - the woman his father will marry. Consumed with longing, Nuri wants to get his father out of the way - to take his place in Mona's heart. But when his father disappears, Nuri regrets what he wished for. Alone, he and Mona search desperately for the man they both love. Only for Nuri to discover a silence he cannot break and unimaginable secrets his father ...
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The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4Friday January 2nd I felt rotten today. It's my mother's fault for singing My Way at two o'clock in the morning at the top of the stairs. Just my luck to have a mother like her. There is a chance my parents could be alcoholics. Next year I could be in a children's home. Meet Adrian Mole, a hapless teenager providing an unabashed, pimples-and-all glimpse into adolescent life. Writing candidly about his parents' ...
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Adrian Mole: The Wilderness YearsIt's Thursday, January 3rd. I have the most terrible problems with my sex life. It all boils down to the fact that I have no sex life. At least not with another person. Finally given the heave-ho by Pandora, Adrian Mole finds himself in the unenviable situation of living with the love-of-his-life as she goes about shacking up with other men. Worse, as he slides down the employment ladder, from deskbound civil ...
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Locked OnMaster of explosive international intrigue Tom Clancy brings together his greatest characters and a new generation to fight the war on terror. Although his father had been reluctant to become a field operative, Jack Ryan Jr. wants nothing more. Privately training with a seasoned Special Forces drill instructor, he's honing his skills to transition his work within The Campus from intelligence analysis to hunting ...
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Frankenstein'Never did I behold a vision so horrible as his face, of such loathsome, yet appalling hideousness'. The scientist Victor Frankenstein, obsessed with possessing the secrets of life, creates a new being from the bodies of the dead. But his creature is a twisted, gruesome parody of a man who, rejected for his monstrous appearance, sets out to destroy his maker. Mary Shelley's chilling Gothic tale, conceived after ...
The Murders in the Rue Morgue and Other TalesPresents a collection of tales that includes: "The Murders in the Rue Morgue", "The Tell-Tale Heart", "The Masque of the Red Death", and "The Fall of the House of Usher".
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The MissingThe woman was missing for five years. The Crime Scene Investigator finds her. And the serial killer wants them both dead... When Boston CSI Darby McCormick finds a raving and emaciated woman hiding at the scene of a violent kidnap, she runs a DNA search to identify the Jane Doe. The result confirms she was abducted five years earlier and has somehow managed to escape from the dungeon in which she's been caged. ...
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The FountainheadThis is Ayn Rand's story of Howard Roark, a brilliant architect who dares to stand alone against the hostility of second-hand souls. First published in 1943, this best-selling novel is a passionate defense of individualism and presents an exalted view of man's creative potential; it is a book about ambition, power, gold and love.
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Revenge of the Wedding PlannerMags and Julie are partners at Dream Weddings, catering for the over-the-top and sometimes downright bizarre requirements of Belfast's brides and grooms to be. They rub along well but are as different as chalk and cheese. Mags is married to the love of her life, has four kids and a complicated extended family. Julie is impossibly glamorous, and doesn't remotely believe in love or marriage. When Julie embarks ...
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Iran: Empire of the MindIran often appears in the media as a hostile and difficult country. But beneath the headlines there is a fascinating story of a nation of great intellectual variety and depth, and enormous cultural importance. A nation whose impact has been tremendous, not only on its neighbours in the Middle East but on the world as a whole - and through ideas and creativity rather than by the sword. From the time of the prophet ...
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The Idea of LoveRichard's life is unravelling: his beautiful wife, Valerie, is having an affair, his son Maxence may (or may not) be mentally disturbed, and the idyllic life he'd hoped for when they moved to Provence has become more nightmare than paradise. Suddenly, a routine trip to Africa to sell pharmaceuticals is more than he can handle and his life starts to implode as he realizes that the idea of a life full of that ...
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The InterrogationAdam Pollo, an amnesiac ex-student, has broken into an empty seaside villa. He visits the town at rare intervals and as briefly as his scanty purchases - cigarettes, biscuits, beer - permit. Soon lack of human contact affects him like a drug and he experiences other modes of being: through a dog's eye or a rat's... states of heightened consciousness which build up into a terrifying world of glaring hallucinatory ...
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The Winter HouseWhen Marnie Still receives a phone call that summons her to the side of a once-beloved friend, she is wrenched from her orderly London life and sent back into a past from which she has fled but never escaped. Ralph, Marnie and Oliver once knew each other well and are still inextricably bound by ties of love and betrayal. Now at last they meet again in Ralph's secluded cottage in the Scottish highlands, to spend ...
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The Other CountessEngland, 1582 ELLIE - Lady Eleanor Rodriguez of San Jaime - is in possession of a gold-seeking father, a worthless title and a feisty spirit that captivates the elite of the Queen's court, and none other than the handsome new Earl of Dorset... WILLIAM LACEY has inherited his father's title and his financial ruin. Now the Earl must seek a wealthy heiress and restore his family's fortune. But Will's head has been ...
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The SartorialistScott Schuman just wanted to take photographs of people on the street who looked great. His now famous blog ('the bellwether American site that turned photo blogging into an art form' - New York Times) was an attempt to showcase the wonderful and varied sartorial tastes of real people - not only those of the fashion industry. The book is a beautiful anthology of Scott's favourite shots from around the world. ...
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Insight Guides: Paris City GuideThis brand new edition provides a comprehensive and highly visual introduction to Paris; over 600 superb photographs capture the history, local people and variety of everyday life in France's vibrant capital city. The 'Places' section provides a detailed, district-by-district exploration of all the places to visit and principal sites along the way are clearly cross-referenced by number to the full-colour maps ...
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The Patchwork MarriageAre love and devotion enough to create a happy family? When Andi married Ethan she not only got the man she loved but also the chance to be a mother, to his daughters Emily and Sophia. Unable to have a child of her own, Andi saw this opportunity at motherhood as a precious gift. If only it were that simple. For this is not a happy family, and the trouble lies with Emily. Her conflicted feelings towards her stepmother ...
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HaggadahRead each year around the Seder table, the Haggadah recounts through prayer and song the extraordinary story of Exodus, when Moses led the ancient Israelites out of slavery in Egypt to wander through the desert for forty years before reaching the Promised Land. In this new version of the traditional Haggadah text, Jonathan Safran Foer brings together some of the most preeminent voices of our time. Nathan Englander's ...
UnknownWhen everything has been taken from you... There's nothing left to lose. Martin Harris has been in a coma for three days. When he wakes up, otherwise unharmed, he is shocked to discover that no one knows who he is - he no longer exists. Worse still, another man is living Martin's life. His identity, his home, even his wife have been stolen. He has lost everything. Except his memory... Will anyone believe that ...
Life and LaughingMichael McIntyre has become Britain's biggest comedy star. His debut stand-up DVD, Live & Laughing, was the fastest selling of all time, only to be eclipsed by his second, Hello Wembley, that sold over 1.4 million copies and was the 2009 Christmas number one. He hosts his own BAFTA nominated BBC1 series, Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow, and won the British Comedy Award for Best Live Stand-up in 2009 following ...
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Insight Guides: SpainThis brand new edition Insight Guide to Spain features illuminating text written by expert, local writers alongside inspiring full-colour photography. This new edition contains over 250 brand-new photographs, vividly bringing Spain and its people to life at the turn of a page. The top attractions are highlighted to help you plan your trip priorities, and a brand new 'Best of' section features recommendations ...
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The Black Banners'If you see the Black Banners coming, then go to them, even if you have to crawl' - Prophet Muhammad. Ali Soufan was for years the FBI's lead agent in the war against Al Qaeda, as well as its most effective interrogator. On September 11th 2001, he was handed a secret file that could have prevented the attacks, and he has prevented many others by gaining important confessions from Al Qaeda terrorists - without ...
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The Iron DukeAfter the Iron Duke freed England from Horde control, he instantly became a national hero. Now Rhys Trahaearn has built a merchant empire on the power - and fear - of his name. And when a dead body is dropped from an airship onto his doorstep, bringing Detective Inspector Mina Wentworth into his dangerous world, he intends to make her his next possession. Mina can't afford his interest, however. Horde blood ...
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Jane Eyre'The more solitary, the more friendless, the more unsustained I am, the more I will respect myself'. Rejected by her guardians and offered cold charity at an orphanage, Jane Eyre has come to rely on her own intelligence and strength of character to guide her through life. But when she becomes governess at Thornfield Hall, working for the gruff Mr. Rochester, she finds a man who may be her equal - and a secret ...
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The Prisoner'I am not Number 6. I am not a prisoner. I am a free man'. This is the classic novel of the TV series The Prisoner, by cult author Thomas M. Disch. First published in 1968, this new edition celebrates the long-awaited remake of the series, from ITV1 and the producers of Mad Men, starring Sir Ian McKellen and Jim Caviezel. Combining the power of a great spy thriller with Orwellian science fiction, The Prisoner ...
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The Gaze'I didn't say anything. I didn't return his smiles. I looked at him in the wide mirror in front of where I was sitting. He grew uncomfortable and avoided my eyes. I hate those who think fat people are stupid'. An obese woman and her lover, a dwarf, are sick of being stared at wherever they go, and so decide to reverse roles. The man goes out wearing make up and the woman draws a moustache on her face. But while ...
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Before I Knew YouEveryone needs a holiday - but who knows where it will lead? Sophie and Andrew are looking for relief from the daily grind - if not each other - so when a friend puts them in touch with William and Beth, newlyweds looking to swap houses for the summer, it seems a solution of sorts. They find themselves in a stylish Connecticut home, a stone's throw from New York, while William and Beth take over their lived-in ...
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SplendourIt's a brand-new year and in this dramatic conclusion to the Luxe saga, the future of Manhattan's favourite socialites is looking decidedly different from the ones they had imagined for themselves. With old ties being broken and new ones formed, every decision comes at cost. And who knows who can afford it...
Pack Up the MoonWhat if your boyfriend died right in front of you? It was a night of laughter and celebration. But when John dies in a dreadful accident, his girlfriend Emma is plunged into despair. She loved John more than life itself - and now death has taken him from her. She feels nothing, she has lost everything, her world spins out of control. Or so she thinks. For Emma has friends - good friends who rally around. But ...
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The Gulf Between UsFor most people, being a single mother to three boys (two of them teenagers), sorting out your feelings for an ex-boyfriend who's now an international film star, pacifying an elderly father who keeps asking why you're not married, tolerating your bigoted brother, while keeping out of the way of a dismissive film producer who seems to have made a mission out of annoying you, would be quite enough of a challenge. ...
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Counting the StarsIn the sticky summer heat unruly desires stir the blood... For Catullus, the brilliantly witty and outrageous young poet, and Clodia, his older, married lover, a borrowed villa in Rome is a secret, illicit meeting-place. When they are apart, Catullus burns with desire for 'his girl', while Clodia goes her own way among his rivals. Other passions simmer in the heat: the streets threaten to erupt in political ...
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SplitHe came home from work. She fixed him a martini. He said she looked beautiful. And then four catastrophic words hung in the air between them: I Want A Divorce. That was it. Suddenly Suzanne Finnamore was alone, with no idea of what to do next. What would she say to her young son when he woke up the next morning? How would she tell the world that he'd chosen to move on and leave her behind? She faced the news ...
The Haunted Dolls' HouseEvil comes with many different faces. A macabre human drama is re-enacted in a Gothic dolls' house one night; a whistle awakens a force of unspeakable malevolence; an ancient curse is passed from person to person; a grisly crime is avenged from beyond the grave; the tomb of a Swedish count will not rest quietly. M R James' chilling ghost stories reveal a world where the familiar becomes diabolical, the smallest ...
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Conditions of LoveWhat does it really mean to love another person? Is there such a thing as the perfect partner? How does infatuation differ from the real thing? The need to love and be loved is central to our idea of happiness, yet it sometimes seems that the more we reflect on it the more elusive it becomes. In this lucid and graceful meditation on the deeper meanings of intimacy, John Armstrong explores the ideas that have ...
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The Inheritance of LossIn the foothills of the Himalayas sits a once grand, now crumbling house - home to three people and a dog. There is the retired judge dreaming of colonial yesterdays; his orphaned granddaughter Sai who has fallen for her clever maths tutor; the cook, whose son Biju writes untruthful letters home from New York City; and Mutt, the judge's beloved dog. Around the house swirls mountain mist - but also the forces ...
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The Castle of OtrantoOn the day of his wedding, Conrad, heir to the house of Otranto, is killed in mysterious circumstances. His calculating father Manfred fears that his dynasty will now come to an end and determines to marry his son's bride himself despite the fact he is already married. But a series of terrifying supernatural omens soon threaten this unlawful union, as the curse placed on Manfred's ancestor, who usurped the lawful ...
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Various Pets Alive and DeadMarcus and Doro were part of a left wing commune from the late 1960s until the early 1990s: lentils, free love, spliffs, Left politics, cheesecloth blouses, sex, housework and cooking rotis, crochet, and allotments. Their children have grown up rather different from them: primary schoolteacher Clara craves order and clean bathrooms, son Serge is pretending to his parents that he is still doing a Maths PhD at ...
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Glory"In general "Glory" is my happiest thing." "The fun of "Glory" is... to be sought in the echoing and linking of minor events, in back-and-forth switches, which produce an illusion of impetus; in an old daydream directly becoming the blessing of the ball hugged to one's chest, or in the casual vision of Martin's mother grieving beyond the time-frame of the novel in an abstraction of the future that the reader ...
A Streetcar Named DesireFading southern belle Blanche Dubois depends on the kindness of strangers and is adrift in the modern world. When she arrives to stay with her sister Stella in a crowded, boisterous corner of New Orleans, her delusions of grandeur bring her into conflict with Stella's crude, brutish husband Stanley. Eventually their violent collision course causes Blanche's fragile sense of identity to crumble, threatening to ...
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Monster OppositesBig/small - above/below - hairy/smooth? This monstrous collection has traditional opposites, but some silly ones, too.
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The Black PrinceBradley Pearson, an unsuccessful novelist in his late fifties, has finally left his dull office job as an Inspector of Taxes. Bradley hopes to retire to the country, but predatory friends and relations dash his hopes of a peaceful retirement. He is tormented by his melancholic sister, who has decided to come live with him; his ex-wife, who has infuriating hopes of redeeming the past; her delinquent brother, ...
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking GlassThe young Alice follows a hasty hare underground-to come face-to-face with some of the strangest adventures in all of literature. In this arresting parody of the fears, anxieties, and complexities of growing up, readers enter the world of make-believe, where the impossible becomes possible and the heights of adventure are unlimited.
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22 Britannia RoadIn war we sometimes lose ourselves... It is 1946 and Silvana and eight-year-old Aurek board a ship that will take them from Poland to England. Silvana has not seen her husband Janusz in six years, but, they are assured, he has made them a home in Ipswich. However, after living wild in the forests for years, carrying a terrible secret, all Silvana knows is that she and Aurek are survivors. Everything else is ...
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The House at Pooh CornerWinnie-the-Pooh, the Best Bear in All the World, has long been adored by readers young and old. In this beautiful full-color gift edition of "The House at Pooh Corner, " Ernest H. Shepard's classic illustrations have been painstakingly hand-colored. An exquisite volume and the perfect gift for any occasion, this book is as vivid and charming as the beloved characters from the Hundred Acre Wood.
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Skeleton CrewIn this brilliant collection of twenty-two stories, Stephen King takes readers down paths that only he could imagine...
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Live WireMyron Bolitar's family takes center stage in this novel. When news of his estranged brother arrives, providing tantalizing clues to his whereabouts, Myron hopes to salvage a relationship about which he has his share of regrets. Harlan Coben is a #1 New York Times bestselling author.
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Wee Sing Animals, Animals, Animals (+ Audio CD)An hour-long CD from the Wee Sing series that includes action songs, fun sing-alongs, silly poems, and fingerplays about animals comes packaged with a read-along paperback.
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The Silent ManThe "New York Times" bestselling author of "The Ghost War" and "The Faithful Spy" CIA agent John Wells has spent years in the company of evil men. He's paid the price and is beginning to doubt if he can ever live a normal life. And when a powerful adversary from his past finds him, Wells must once again enter the fray. For his country. For his soul. For revenge...
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Lost EmpireWhile scuba diving in Tanzania, Sam and Remi Fargo come upon a relic belonging to a long-lost Confederate ship. An anomaly about the relic sets them off chasing a mystery-but unknown to them, a much more powerful force is engaged in the same chase. Mexico's ruling party, the ultranationalist Mexica Tenochca, is intent on finding that artifact as well, because it contains a secret that could destroy the party ...
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Notes from Underground and the Double"Notes from Underground" (1864) is a study of a single character, 'the real man of the Russian majority', and a revelation of Dostoyevsky's own deepest beliefs. One of his best critics has said of the first part that it forms his 'most utterly naked pages. Never after wards was he so fully and openly to reveal the inmost recesses, unmeant for display, of his heart'. "The Double" (1846) is the nightmarish story ...
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Sister CarrieThis epic of urban life tells of small-town heroine Carrie Meeber, adrift in an indifferent Chicago. Setting out, she has nothing but a few dollars and an unspoiled beauty. Hers is a story of struggle? From sweatshop to stage success? And of the love she inspires in an older, married man whose obsession with her threatens to destroy him.
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Sweet NothingsStealing her abusive ex-husband's expensive stallion, Molly Wells shows up at known horse whisperer Jake Coulter's Oregon horse ranch. Fearful of her ex-husband, Molly escapes with no clothes or money, but she's willing to risk everything to save Sonora Sunset, little realizing she needs to save herself as well. Hoping Jack's talents work their magic on the horse, Molly doesn't expect them to work.
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Murder, She Wrote. Martinis & MayhemCabot Cove, Maine's most famous mystery author, Jessica Fletcher, is excited about promoting her new book in glamourous San Francisco. She can't wait for drinks and dinner on Fisherman's Wharf, a ride on the cable cars, and a romantic rendezvous with Scottish policeman George Sutherland. She doesn't know that solving a murder may be penciled into her agenda.
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Incubus DreamsAnita is pushed to her limits-both professionally and passionately - when she is called in on what appears to be a case involving a vampire serial killer preying on strippers.
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The Mind GameNorthing should be this good. Three weeks on the Keniyan coast with the gorgeous Cara and a part in a cutting-edge experiment on the human mind for Oxford's hottest researcher. But now Ben Ashurst has been humiliated, betrayed and abandoned to the brutal reality of Africa. Why? Is Ben being played for a fool, or is he in real danger& A nerve-stretching thriller of deceit and manipulation, this is the story of ...
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Year of WondersA young woman's struggle to save her family and her soul during the mostextraordinary year of 1666, when plague suddenly visited a small Derbyshirevillage and the villagers, inspired by a charismatic preacher, electedto quarantine themselves to limit the contagion.
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Bleeding KansasSet in the Kaw River Valley where Paretsky grew up, BLEEDING KANSAS is the story of the Schapens and the Grelliers, two farm families whose histories have been entwined since the 1850s, when their ancestors settled the valley as antislavery emigrants. Sara Paretsky is the New York Times bestselling author of FIRE SALE and KILLING ORDERS.
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On Grief and Reason: EssaysIn this richly diverse collection of essays, Joseph Brodsky casts a reflective eye on his experiences of early life in Russia and exile in America. With dazzling erudition, he explores subjects as varied as the dynamic of poetry, the nature of history and the plight of the emigre writer. There is also the humorous tale of a disastrous trip to Brazil, advice to students, a homage to Marcus Aurelius and studies ...
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The Lady in the LakeDerace Kingsley's wife ran away to Mexico to get a quickie divorce and marry a Casanova-wannabe named Chris Lavery. Or so the note she left her husband insisted. Trouble is, when Philip Marlowe asks Lavery about it he denies everything and sends the private investigator packing with a flea lodged firmly in his ear. But when Marlowe next encounters Lavery, he's denying nothing - on account of the two bullet holes ...
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Salvation in DeathAncient church rituals meet cutting-edge crime-solving in the latest novel in the №1 "New York Times"-bestselling series. In the year 2060, sophisticated investigative tools can help catch a killer. But there are some questions even the most advanced technologies cannot answer.
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MoonstoneThe Moonstone, a yellow diamond looted from an Indian temple and believed to bring bad luck to its owner, is bequeathed to Rachel Verinder on her eighteenth birthday. That night the priceless stone is stolen again and when Sergeant Cuff is brought in to investigate the crime, he soon realizes that no one in Rachel's household is above suspicion.
Treachery in DeathIn the latest in the New York Times bestselling series, Eve Dallas tracks down those who break the law-including the ones sworn to uphold it.
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Fall of GiantsA thirteen-year-old Welsh boy enters a man's world in the mining pits...An American law student rejected in love finds a surprising new career in Woodrow Wilson's White House....A housekeeper for the aristocratic Fitzherberts takes a fateful step above her station, while Lady Maud Fitzherbert herself crosses deep into forbidden territory when, she falls in love with a German spy... And two orphaned Russian brothers ...
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1, 2, 3 to the ZooJoyously colored animals, riding on a train to the zoo, offer youngsters a first introduction to numbers, number sets, addition and counting in this paperback reissue of Eric Carle.
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Madeline's Christmas (+ Audio CD)Puffin continues to update the Puffin Storytapesa audio program and convert the cassette tapes to compact discs. This season, weare adding two more titles to our list of Puffin Storytimea packages. Madelineas Christmas, Ludwig Bemelmansa classic tale of a little French girl named Madeline as she celebrates Christmas, is perfect for this holiday season.These Puffin picture books will be accompanied by a compact ...
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The Westing GameWhen an eccentric millionaire dies mysteriously, sixteen very unlikely people are gathered together for the reading of the will... and what a will it is!
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The Teen Vogue Handbook: An Insider's Guide to Careers in FashionLive like you work in fashion.
A must-read for anybody interested in fashion. From aspiring designers, stylists, editors, and photographers to fashion obsessives who want behind the - scenes secrets about industry stars and tips on how to live a creative life.
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Someone Like YouHalley and Scarlett have been best friends ever since they met. Halley has always been the quiet one, Scarlett braver and more outgoing. Halley has always turned to Scarlett when things get rough, and Scarlett has always known just what to do. It's the perfect setup. But everything changes at the beginning of their junior year. Scarlett's boyfriend is killed in a motorcycle accident; then Scarlett finds out ...
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Great HouseDuring the winter of 1972, a woman spends a single night with a young Chilean poet before he departs New York, leaving her his desk. It is the only time they ever meet. Two years later, he is arrested by Pinochet's secret police and never seen again. Across the ocean, in the leafy suburbs of London, a man caring for his dying wife discovers a lock of hair among her papers that unravels a terrible secret. In ...
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The HelpEnter a vanished and unjust world: Jackson, Mississippi, 1962. Where black maids raise white children, but aren't trusted not to steal the silver... There's Aibileen, raising her seventeenth white child and nursing the hurt caused by her own son's tragic death; Minny, whose cooking is nearly as sassy as her tongue; and, white Miss Skeeter, home from College, who wants to know why her beloved maid has disappeared. ...
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The Lost HeroThis is the number one, bestselling title in this new spin-off series from Percy Jackson creator, Rick Riordan. Old enemies awaken as camp half-blood's new arrivals prepare for war. When Jason, Piper and Leo crash land at Camp Half-Blood, they have no idea what to expect. Apparently this is the only safe place for children of the Greek Gods - despite the monsters roaming the woods and demigods practising archery ...
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My Family and Other Animals'What we all need', said Larry, 'is sunshine... a country where we can grow'. 'Yes, dear, that would be nice', agreed Mother, not really listening. 'I had a letter from George this morning - he says Corfu's wonderful. Why don't we pack up and go to Greece?'. 'Very well, dear, if you like', said Mother unguardedly. Escaping the ills of the British climate, the Durrell family - acne-ridden Margo, gun-toting Leslie, ...
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The Penguin Concise EncyclopediaWorld-renowned linguist and reference editor, David Crystal, brings us the third edition of "Penguin's Concise Encyclopedia". This abridgement condenses the core material in the third edition of the "Penguin Encyclopedia" which has already reached a world sales total of over 23,000 copies in hardback. David Crystal has a gift for clarity and concision which enables him to illuminate even the most intricate concepts. ...
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Indulgence in DeathNYPSD Lieutenant Eve Dallas must discover who's preying on those who cater to the rich and famous in the new novel by #1 New York Times bestselling author J.D. Robb.
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Wee Sing & Learn ABCPicture a camel playing a clarinet and a squirrel on the sax - these are the images that will help youngsters learn their ABCs. Includes a 20-minute cassette where the letters are spoken and the instrument played, while an infectious melody anchors the concept firmly in the child's mind. Full color.
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Wee Sing America (+ Audio CD)Educational and entertaining, these classic Wee Sing book and CD titles are now tailored for the most modern Wee Sing fans. Each 64-page book and one-hour audio CD are contained in reusable blister packages.
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Wee Sing and Play (+ Audio CD)These classic Wee Sing titles are now available in the new book-and-CD format packaged in a reusable blister pack. From school yard games to the silliest songs ever sung, these delightful titles include a 60-minute audio CD. Full color. Pkg.
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The Memory Keeper's DaughterFamilies have secrets they hide even from themselves... It should have been an ordinary birth, the start of an ordinary happy family. But the night Dr David Henry delivers his wife's twins is a night that will haunt five lives for ever. For though David's son is a healthy boy, his daughter has Down's syndrome. And, in a shocking act of betrayal whose consequences only time will reveal, he tells his wife their ...
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A Room with a View'You love the boy body and soul, plainly, directly, as he loves you...' Lucy has her rigid, middle-class life mapped out for her until she visits Florence with her uptight cousin Charlotte, and finds her neatly ordered existence thrown off balance. Her eyes are opened by the unconventional characters she meets at the Pension Bertolini: flamboyant romantic novelist Eleanor Lavish, the Cockney Signora, curious ...
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Assassin's Creed: Renaissance'I will seek Vengeance upon those who betrayed my family. I am Ezio Auditore da Firenze. I am an Assassin...' Betrayed by the ruling families of Italy, a young man embarks upon an epic quest for vengeance. To eradicate corruption and restore his family's honour, he will learn the art of the assassins. Along the way, Ezio will call upon the wisdom of such great minds as Leonardo Da Vinci and Niccolo Machiavelli ...
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Assassin's Creed: The Secret CrusadeNiccolo Polo, father of Marco, will finally reveal the story he has kept secret all his life - the story of Altair, one of the brotherhood's most extraordinary Assassins. Altair embarks on a formidable mission - one that takes him throughout the Holy Land and shows him the true meaning of the Assassin's Creed. To demonstrate his commitment, Altair must defeat nine deadly enemies, including Templar leader, Robert ...
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The Baby TrailEarly thirtysomething Emma decides it's time to have the baby - but it just doesn't happen to order. Emma goes through a funny, touching and ultimately moving journey as she struggles to accept the reality that maybe it's never going to happen. The Baby Trail is a novel rich in texture, light and dark, and humour with a biting undercurrent.
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Between Shades of GrayOne night fifteen-year-old Lina, her mother and young brother are hauled from their home by Soviet guards, thrown into cattle cars and sent away. They are being deported to Siberia. An unimaginable and harrowing journey has begun. Lina doesn't know if she'll ever see her father or her friends again. But she refuses to give up hope. Lina hopes for her family. For her country. For her future. For love - first ...
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Blue MondayMonday, the lowest point of the week. A day of dark impulses. A day to snatch a child from the streets... The abduction of five-year-old Matthew Farraday provokes national outcry and a desperate police hunt. And when his face is splashed over the newspapers, psychotherapist Frieda Klein is left troubled: one of her patients has been relating dreams in which he has a hunger for a child. A child he can describe ...
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Conan the BarbarianBorn in the fires of battle, Conan of Cimmeria lost his father and village when they were slaughtered by the cruel warlord Khalra Zym. Wandering the world alone, Conan was forged into a peerless warrior by hardship and bloodshed.
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Do-it-yourself BookNow everyone can have their own Wimpy Kid diary! Draw your own Wimpy-Kid-style cartoons, fill in facts and lists, check out the full-colour comics inside and even write your own Wimpy Kid journal, just like Greg. This title now comes with dozens of pages of new content and a brand new cover.
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Dog DaysNow in paperback - this is the next mega-selling instalment in the hilarious "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" series. Greg's mom has a vision of 'family togetherness' that really doesn't sound a whole lot of fun. But there's a brand-new addition to the Heffley family to contend with and it looks like Greg might be outnumbered. It could be a real dog of a summer...
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Fantastic Mr. Fox: A PlayThis is a short dramatization - perfect for schools - of Dahl's immensely popular story for younger readers in which clever Mr Fox outwits the three nasty farmers: Boggis. Bunce and Bean. With staging advice on props, lighting etc at the end of the book.
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A Murder of QualityStella Rode has twice disturbed the ancient cloisters of Carne School: firstly by being the wrong sort, with her doyleys and china ducks, and secondly by being murdered. George Smiley, who has his own connection with the school, is asked by an old Service friend to investigate. As Smiley probes further beneath Carne's respectable veneer, he uncovers far more than a simple crime of passion. In his second George ...
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Pieces of My HeartThe modern woman is a Jill of all trades... Ava is a wife, lover, mother, daughter, friend, fixer, boss... so many different people, in fact, she no longer knows what it means to be herself. Not that anyone will let her - not her work-obsessed husband, nor her tearaway younger daughter, nor her out-of-control Dad, nor even her sassy-but-lonely best friend. There's always someone wanting something from her. She's ...
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The Secret HistoryA misfit at an exclusive New England college, Richard finds kindred spirits in the five eccentric students of his ancient Greek class. But his new friends have a horrific secret. When blackmail and violence threaten to blow their privileged lives apart, they drag Richard into the nightmare that engulfs them. And soon they enter a terrifying heart of darkness from which they may never return.
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Songs and VerseExuberant rhymes are an intrinsic part of the appeal of Roald Dahl's books - and here are some classic and magical moments from the books, together with some previously unpublished treats. There are seven themed sections bursting with monsters, ghastly children, magical creatures, unpleasant adults and a few surprises. Songs and Verse is illustrated by Quentin Blake, as well as leading artists such as Babette ...
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Revolting RhymesDo you think Cinderella married the prince and lived happily ever after, and that the three little pigs outsmarted the wolf? Think again! Premier storyteller Roald Dahl twists the fate of six favorite fairy tales, in this picture book edition with vibrant new cover art by Quentin Blake. Fairy tales have never been more revolting!
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Vampire Academy 05. Spirit BoundDimitri gave Rose the ultimate choice. But she chose wrong... After a long and heartbreaking journey to Dimitri's birthplace in Siberia, Rose Hathaway has finally returned to St. Vladimir's-and to her best friend, Lissa. It is nearly graduation, and the girls can't wait for their real lives beyond the Academy's iron gates to begin. But Rose's heart still aches for Dimitri, and she knows he's out there, somewhere. ...
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The BeachRichard lands in East Asia in search of an earthly utopia. In Thailand, he is given a map promising an unknown island, a secluded beach - and a new way of life. What Richard finds when he gets there is breathtaking: more extraordinary, more frightening than his wildest dreams. But how long can paradise survive here on Earth? And what lengths will Richard go to in order to save it?
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How Hard Can It Be?Jeremy Clarkson had a dream... A world where the nonsensical made sense, the idiotic was abolished and the sheer bloody brilliant was embraced. In How Hard Can It Be? our hero embarks on a quest to set the world to rights. Again. En-route he discovers how rhubarb will become the new crack, that a comb over will end anyone's quest for global domination and what unites a Filipino chambermaid in Abergavenny with ...
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The Great GatsbyJay Gatsby is the man who has everything. But one thing will always be out of his reach... Everybody who is anybody is seen at his glittering parties. Day and night his Long Island mansion buzzes with bright young things drinking, dancing and debating his mysterious character. For Gatsby - young, handsome, fabulously rich - always seems alone in the crowd, watching and waiting, though no one knows what for. ...
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Cat's CradleTold with deadpan humour and bitter irony, Kurt Vonnegut's cult tale of global destruction preys on our deepest fears of witnessing Armageddon and, worse still, surviving it... Dr Felix Hoenikker, one of the founding 'fathers' of the atomic bomb, has left a deadly legacy to the world. For he is the inventor of 'ice-nine', a lethal chemical capable of freezing the entire planet. The search for its whereabouts ...
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Skin TradeA proven series with a hot new look. The #1 bestselling author returns with her most anticipated novel yet.
When a vampire serial killer sends Anita Blake a grisly souvenir from Las Vegas, she has to warn Sin City's local authorities what they're dealing with. Only it's worse than she thought. Ten officers and one executioner have been slain-paranormal style. Anita heads to Vegas, where's she's joined by three ...
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Born in DeathIn this latest In Death thriller by the #1 New York Times bestselling author, Lieutenant Eve Dallas has a grisly double homicide to solve when two young lovers - both employees of the same prestigious accounting firm - are brutally killed on the same night.
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Committed. A Love storyAt the end of her bestselling memoir Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert fell in love with Felipe, a Brazilian living, in Indonesia. The couple swore eternal love, but also swore (as skittish divorce survivors) to never marry. However, when Felipe was unexpectedly kicked out of the United States by U.S. Immigration officials, the couple was faced with a strict ultimatum: get married or Felipe could never enter ...
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In the Company of VampiresWhen Francesca arrives at GothFaire to save her mother from the trickster god, Loki, things go from bad to worse. Her immortal ex, Benedikt, is there, full of secrets-and with a new girlfriend. Now Fran must battle a power-hungry group who wishes to dominate both the immortal and mortal worlds-and the woman who claimed Ben's heart. It's a good thing Fran's no ordinary mortal...
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Love in the Time of DragonsTully Sullivan is just like any other suburban mom - except she's just woken up in a strange place surrounded by strange people who keep insisting that they're dragons - and that she's one too...
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The FountainheadWhen The Fountainhead was first published, Ayn Rand's daringly original literary vision and her groundbreaking philosphy, Objectivism, won immediate worldwide interest and acclaim. This instant classic is the story of an intransigent young architect, his violent battle against conventional standards, and his explosive love affair with a beautiful woman who struggles to defeat him. This edition contains a special ...
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Eyes of the DragonThe number-one "New York Times" bestselling prequel to King's Dark Tower series is available again with a beautiful new package and black-and-white artwork by David Palladini.
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FirestarterEight-year-old Charlie was born with the most destructive personality power a human being has ever commanded.
Anthem: 50th AnniversaryIn a future where there is no love, no science, and everyone is equal and of one entity, one man defies the group to be his own person. That is a serious offense.
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The Help. A novelAibileen is a black maid in 1962 Jackson, Mississippi, raising her seventeenth white child. She's always taken orders quietly, but lately it leaves her with a bitterness she can no longer bite back. Her friend Minny has certainly never held her tongue, or held on to a job for very long, but now she's working for a newcomer with secrets that leave her speechless. And white socialite Skeeter has just returned ...
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Eat, Pray, LoveThe #1 New York Times bestseller is now a major motion picture, staring Academy Award winners Julia Roberts and Javier Bardem, and Golden Globe winner James Franco.
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Daddy Long Legs: And, Dear EnemyOne of the great novels of American girlhood, Jean Websteras Daddy-Long-Legs (1912) follows the adventures of an orphan named Judy Abbott, whose letters to her anonymous male benefactor trace her development as an independent thinker and writer. Its sequel, Dear Enemy (1915), also told in letters, follows the progress of Judyas former orphanage now run by her friend Sallie McBride, who struggles to give her ...
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The Scent of Dried RosesTim Lott's parents, Jack and Jean, met at the Empire Snooker Hall, Ealing, in 1951, in a world that to him now seems 'as strange as China'. In this extraordinarily moving exploration of his parents' lives, his mother's inexplicable suicide in her late fifties and his own bouts of depression, Tim Lott conjures up the pebble-dashed home of his childhood and the rapidly changing landscape of postwar suburban England. ...
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Howl, Kaddish and Other PoemsBeat movement icon and visionary poet, Allen Ginsberg broke boundaries with his fearless, pyrotechnic verse. This new collection brings together the famous poems that made his name as a defining figure of the counterculture. They include the apocalyptic Howl, which became the subject of an obscenity trial when it was first published in 1956; the moving lament for his dead mother, Kaddish; the searing indictment ...
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Selected Short StoriesVirginia Woolf tested the boundaries of fiction in these short stories, developing a new language of sensation, feeling and thought, and recreating in words the 'swarm and confusion of life'. Defying categorization, the stories range from the more traditional narrative style of Solid Objects through the fragile impressionism of Kew Gardens to the abstract exploration of consciousness in The Mark on the Wall.
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Level 26: Dark OriginsA perfect treat for all fans of Thomas Harris. Sqweegel and Steve Dark are set to become the Hannibal and Clarice Starling of the 21st century in Zuiker's first book of the Level 26 series.
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Dead and GoneNow it's the turn of the weres and shifters to follow the lead of the undead and reveal their existence to the ordinary world. Sookie Stackhouse already knows about them, of course - her brother turns into a panther at the full moon, she's friend to the local Were pack and Sam, her boss at Merlotte's bar, is a shifter. At first the great Were revelation seems to go well - then the horribly mutilated body of ...
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The Scarpetta FactorIt is the week before Christmas. The effects of the credit crunch have prompted Dr Kay Scarpetta to offer her services pro bono to New York City's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. But in no time at all, her increased visibility seems to precipitate a string of dramatic and unsettling events. She is asked live on the air about the sensational case of Hannah Starr, who has vanished and is presumed dead. Moments ...
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Pants on FireWhen Georgia Abbot`s fiance cheats on her she leaves her humdrum life in London for a job at "Glow" magazine in Sydney, Australia. At first things seem promising, as she`s swept up in a whirl of parties, dancing and debauchery. But Australian men are - oh dear - starting to look all too familiar.
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The Growing Pains of Adrian MoleThe troubled life of Adrian Mole continues in this sequel to "The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4". Adrian continues to struffle valiantly against the slings and arrows of growing up and his own family's attempts to scar him for life.
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High FidelityThis Nick Hornby's first novel, an international bestseller and instantly recognized by critics and readers alike as a classic, helps to explain men to women, and men to men. Rob is good on music: he owns a small record shop and has strong views on what's decent and what isn't. But he's much less good on relationships. In fact, he's not at all sure that he wants to commit himself to anyone. So it's hardly surprising ...
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The Physick Book of Deliverance DaneWhile clearing out her grandmother's cottage for sale, Connie Goodwin finds a hidden parchment inscribed with the name Deliverance Dane. And so begins the hunt to uncover the woman behind the name, a hunt that takes her back to Salem in 1692... and the infamous witchcraft trials.
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An Appeal to the Toiling, Oppressed and Exhausted Peoples of EuropeWhether calling for an end to the capitalist system, addressing the crowds after the Russian Revolution, or attacking Stalin during his years of exile, Trotsky's speeches give an extraordinary insight into a man whose words and actions determined the fates of millions. Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, ...
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The Blind WatchmakerAcclaimed as the most influential work on evolution written in the last hundred years, The Blind Watchmaker offers an inspiring and accessible introduction to one of the most important scientific discoveries of all time. A brilliant and controversial book, which demonstrates that evolution by natural selection - the unconscious, automatic, blind, yet essentially non-random process discovered by Darwin - is the ...
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The Penguin Dictionary of MarketingThe Penguin Dictionary of Marketing is the only one-volume dictionary of its kind to offer full sections of international terms, giving it a truly global readership. Covering everything from direct marketing to slogans, political marketing to corporate affairs this is ideal for A-level and undergraduate students and anyone with an interest in this exciting and innovative discipline.
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Notting HellA wicked comedy of manners filleting life in a Notting Hill communal garden, where lucky residents fall into one of only two socio-economic groups - the haves and the have-yachts. Rachel Johnson`s first novel promises to be a smash success - `The Mummy Diaries`, her collection of previously published columns, has been a bestseller. Now in paperback.
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The Winter of Our DiscontentEthan Allen Hawley has lost the acquisitive spirit of his wealthy forebears. Scarred by failure, Ethan works as a grocery store clerk. But his wife is restless, his teenage children troubled and hungry for material comforts. Then a series of unusual events reignites Ethan's ambition.
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What I WasI'd been kicked out of two boarding schools and the last thing I wanted was to be here, on the East Anglian coast, in a third. But without St. Oswald's, I would not have discovered the fisherman's hut with its roaring fire, its striped blankets, its sea monster stew. Without St. Oswald's, I would not have met the boy with the beautiful eyes, the flickering half-smile, and no past. Without St. Oswald's, I would ...
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The Virginia Monologues: Why Growing Old is GreatGetting old? Get over it! For too long those in short skirts have been telling us oldies we don't matter: 'you're out of touch! Get out of the way, grandma! The next generation is coming through'. Well, enough is enough. Because getting old is great. For a start you no longer need to care what anyone thinks. You can let - if you've got any left - your hair down. No one will tell you off for grumbling. And no ...
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Up Close and PersonalJuliet, Nicole and Yasmin are best friends forever. They are stunning, sexy and anything but sensible. Yasmin is a straight-talking game player who's got no-strings sex down to a T. So why is she suddenly craving commitment from the one man she can't have? Nicole is trapped in a passionless marriage but tangled up in a passionate affair. Should she risk the safety of her happy-ever-after for something that's ...
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The Rain Before it Falls'What I want you to have, Imogen, above all, is a sense of your own history; a sense of where you come from, and of the forces that made you'. Rosamund lies dying in her remote Shropshire home. But before she does so, she has one last task: to put on tape not just her own story but the story of the young blind girl, her cousin's granddaughter, who turned up mysteriously at her party all those years ago. This ...
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Private Members: Love, Lust, Debauchery and IntrigueWelcome to St Benedict's Country Club and Spa. As a home away from home for the A-list, naturally membership comes at a premium - only the over-sexed, the over-rich and the over-beautiful need apply. But the St Benedict's experience involves more sex, bad behaviour, blackmail and deviance than most women can handle. Are you ready to join the Club?
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On PhotographyHow do we see the world around us? The Penguin on Design series includes the works of creative thinkers whose writings on art, design and the media have changed our vision forever. Susan Sontag's groundbreaking critique of photography asks forceful questions about the moral and aesthetic issues surrounding this art form. Photographs are everywhere. They have the power to shock, idealize or seduce, they create ...
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The Girl Next DoorWhat makes a house a home? For Eve Gallagher, home is miles away in England since she and her husband relocated to an apartment building on New York's Upper East Side. And life isn't remotely coming up roses. What makes a neighbour a friend? Violet has lived in the building for decades but she's always kept herself apart.
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The Eternal OnesHaven Moore has always known she's different: there are the talents that can't be explained; the knowledge of places she's never been; and, then there are the visions that overwhelm her - terrifying visions of a life that ended tragically two decades earlier and more than a thousand miles away in New York City. The citizens of Haven's rural, highly religious community, believe that she's been possessed by a ...
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The Diary of a Killer CatBrandy was in big trouble - on Monday he killed a bird, on Tuesday a mouse and on Wednesday he dragged a dead rabbit through the catflap. This caused pandemonium for Ellie and her parents as it was their neighbour's pet rabbit, Thumper.
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Dark GoddessAfter the death of her soulmate Kay by her very own sword, Billi SanGreal has thrown herself into the brutal regime of Templar duties with utter abandon. There is no room for feelings any more - her life is now about hunting down the Unholy. But when Billi and another Knight Templar are caught at the heart of a savage werewolf attack, only Billi survives - except for a young girl at the scene who Billi unthinkingly ...
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BookendsCath and Si are best friends. Total opposites, always together, and both unlucky in love. Cath is scatty, messy, and emotionally closed. Si is impossibly tidy, bitchy, and desperate for a man of his own. When Portia steps back into their lives, her reappearance sets off a chain of events that tests them to the limit. Does Portia have a hidden agenda, or is she just looking for happy endings all round? Whatever ...
Blood PromiseWhen the Strigoi attack St. Vladimir's, they take some of their victims with them, including Dimitri. He'd rather die than become one of them. Now Rose must abandon her best friend in order to keep her promise to Dimitri.
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Shadow KissRose Hathaway is close to graduation from St. Vladimir's Academy. Since Mason's death, Rose has had dark flashbacks in the middle of practice, can't concentrate in class, and has terrifying dreams about Lissa. But Rose has an even "bigger" secret - she's in love with Dimitri.
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StormbreakerSoon to be the focus of a major motion picture, the "New York Times" bestselling Alex Rider series follows the adventures of a teenage secret agent. Now is the chance to see the story visualized in a new format with bold, edgy, manga-like illustrations that bring Alex to life.
Pippi LongstockingTommy and his sister Annika have a new neighbor, and her name is Pippi Longstocking. She has crazy red pigtails, no parents to tell her what to do, a horse that lives on her porch, and a flair for the outrageous that seems to lead to one adventure after another!
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The Pillars of the EarthFrom #1 New York Times bestselling author Ken Follett comes this spellbinding epic set in twelfth-century England. The Pillars of the Earth tells the story of the lives entwined in the building of the greatest Gothic cathedral the world has ever known - and a struggle between good and evil that will turn church against state, and brother against brother.
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Phule's ErrandPhule takes off after his mysteriously errant butler, just as General Blitzkrieg decides to make a surprise visit to Zenobia. And the only thing Blitz would like better than catching Phule off guard is to catch Phule AWOL.
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Once and Future KingA novel about the court of King Arthur, which was the basis for the movie "Camelot".
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No Phule Like an Old PhulePhule gets on the wrong side of Barky the Environmental Dog by hosting a group of big game hunters who intend to bag a dinosaur on Zenobia, even though dinosaurs are not a native species. But cold, hard facts has never stopped a Phule.
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The Name of the Wind: Day OneThe riveting first - person narrative of a young man who grows to be the most notorious magician his world has ever seen. From his childhood in a troupe of traveling players, to years spent as a near-feral orphan in a crime-ridden city, to his daringly brazen yet successful bid to enter a legendary school of magic, The Name of the Wind is a masterpiece that transports readers into the body and mind of a wizard. ...
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The Mentor Book of Major American PoetsEditors Oscar Williams and Edwin Honig concentrate on the work of twenty major American poets.
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Kindred in DeathIn 2060, Lieutenant Eve Dallas searches the backstreets of New York City for a dastardly and despicable criminal, in the newest novel by #1 "New York Times" - bestselling author J.D. Robb.
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Keeping the MoonFifteen-year-old Colie is spending the summer with her eccentric Aunt Mira while her mother travels. Formerly chubby and still insecure, Colie has built a shell around herself. But her summer with her aunt, her aunt's tenant Norman, and her friends at the Last Chance Diner and 150 teaches her some important lessons about friendship and learning to love yourself.
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If I StayA sophisticated, layered, and heartachingly beautiful story about the power of family and friends, the choices we all make, and the ultimate choice one teenage girl commands, this emotionally arresting novel is sure to captivate readers.
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An Ice Cold GraveHired to find a boy who has gone missing in Doraville, North Carolina, Harper Connelly discovers that he is one of several boys who have disappeared over the years. As she uncovers the town's dark secrets, Harper becomes the next person likely to rest in an ice-cold grave...
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Grave SurpriseWhile in Memphis, psychic Harper Connelly senses-and finds-two bodies in a grave. One of a man centuries-dead. The other, a girl, recently deceased. Harper's investigation yields another surprise: the next morning, a third body is found-in the very same grave.
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Grave SightThe New York Times bestselling author of Dead as a Doornail introduces a new supernatural mystery series featuring Harper Connelly, a woman who has what one might call a strange job: she finds dead people.
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Eric Carle's OppositesWhat s the opposite of ordinary? Eric Carle s Opposites! Unfold the full-page flaps to explore opposites with the art of Eric Carle. Short and tall, big and little, over and under!
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Eric Carle's ABCYoung readers can unfold the full-page flaps to reveal an ant, bear, camel, and duck, and learn not only the alphabet but about animals as well. Features a padded cover.
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Club DeadThere's only one vampire that cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse is involved with (at least voluntarily) and it's Bill Compton. But when she catches him in a serious act of betrayal, she's not sure whether to save him - or sharpen some stakes.
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Boys That BiteThis is not your typical boybites-girl love story. Technically Sunshine can't get killed-because she's immortal. Well, not quite yet. Due to the worst case of mistaken identity with her dark-side-loving twin sister at a Goth club called Club Fang, Magnus, a vampire hottie, went for Sunshine's innocent neck. Now if she doesn't reverse it in time, Magnus will be her blood mate forever and she's doomed to be a ...
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The Queen of Spades and Other StoriesThe Queen of Spades, one of his most popular and chilling short stories, tells of an inveterate card player who develops a dangerous obsession with the secret of an old lady's luck, which he believes will bring him the wealth he craves. The Negro of Peter the Great, a story based on the life Pushkin's own great-grandfather, is a vivid depiction - and criticism - of both French and Russian society, while Dubrovsky ...
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PninProfessor Timofey Pnin, previously of Tsarist Russia, is now precariously positioned at the heart of campus America. Battling with American life and language, Pnin must face great hazards in this new world.
Mr ToppitWhen the author of The Hayseed Chronicles, Arthur Hayman, is mown down by a concrete truck in Soho, his legacy passes to his widow, Martha, and her children - the fragile Rachel, and Luke, reluctantly immortalised as Luke Hayseed, the central character of his father's books. But others want their share, particularly Laurie.
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The Master and MargaritaThe devil comes to Moscow wearing a fancy suit. With his disorderly band of accomplices - including a demonic, gun-toting tomcat - he immediately begins to create havoc. Disappearances, destruction and death spread through the city like wildfire and Margarita discovers that her lover has vanished in the chaos. Making a bargain with the devil, she decides to try a little black magic of her own to save the man she loves...
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Love LiesFern is glaring thirty in the face and can't ignore the love lies any longer. Life with Adam was amazing once - although these days swinging from the chandeliers means DIY not SEX. She believes a romantic wedding should be the next step but Adam just won't go down on one knee.
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Lonesome TravelerStanding on a train as it rushes past fields of cactus; witnessing his first bullfight in Mexico, high on opium; meditating in Tangiers; or falling in love with Montmartre - Kerouac's travels reveal both the endless diversity of human life and his own particular philosophy of self-fulfillment.
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Dr Mukti and Other Tales of Woe'As good as anything he has written... one of Self's grisliest creations. There is no contemporary writer of fiction more perceptive about psychosis' - "Financial Times". 'Self's enjoyable, intelligent collection of savage stories is splendidly satiric. The title story is a brilliant novella that tells of dueling psychiatrists who use mental patients as weapons. You laugh, but you also flinch' - "Scotsman". ...
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A Dog's Heart: An Appalling StoryThis is Bulgakov's surreal tale of a Moscow doctor who befriends a stray dog and performs on it a human transplant - with disastrous consequences.
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1984 - Nineteen Eighty-fourHidden away in the Record Department of the sprawling Ministry of Truth, Winston Smith skilfully rewrites the past to suit the needs of the Party. Yet he inwardly rebels against the harsh totalitarian world he lives in, which demands absolute obedience and controls him through the all-seeing telescreens and the watchful eye of Big Brother, symbolic head of the Party. In his longing for truth and liberty he begins ...
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When Gods DieThe young wife of an aging marquis is found murdered and wearing a necklace said to have been worn by Druid priestesses - that is, until it was lost with its last owner, Sebastian St. Cyrs mother. Now Sebastian is lured into a dangerous investigation of the marchionesss death - and his mothers uncertain fate.
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What Angels Fear: A Sebastian St. Cyr MysteryIt's 1811, and the threat of revolution haunts the upper classes of King George Ill's England. A beautiful young woman is found savagely murdered on the altar steps of an ancient church near Westminster Abbey, and the dueling pistol found at the scene and the damning testimony of a witness both point to one man - Sebastian St. Cyr.
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Uglier Than Monkey's Armpit: Untranslatable InsultsThe most curious, funny, insightful, and expressive invectives from more than forty languages - fully illustrated, you miserable misokakku.
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TraceNow freelancing from south Florida, Dr. Kay Scarpetta returns to Richmond, Virginia, the city that turned its back on her five years ago. Investigating the death of a young girl, she must follow the twisting leads and track the strange details to reveal the sad truth that may be more than even she can bear.
T is for TrespassIn what may be her most unsettling novel to date, Grafton's "T Is for Trespass" is also her most direct confrontation with the forces of evil. Beginning with the day-to-day life of a private eye, Grafton suddenly shifts from the voice of Kinsey Millhone to that of Solana Rojas, introducing readers to a chilling sociopath.
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The Road to the Dark Tower: Exploring Stephen King's Magnum OpusWith the full cooperation of Stephen King himself, Vincent examines the epic journey of the author to complete his seven-part Dark Tower series - a journey began in 1970 that threatened to overwhelm him. Vincent presents a book-by-book analysis of each volume that would become the crowning achievement of King's literary career.
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Predatory GameThe Queen of Paranormal Romance ("USA Today") continues her breathtaking GhostWalkers series. Saber Wynter is running from her past when she meets former Navy SEAL and GhostWalker Jess Calhoun. The riddles of both their pasts are about to collide, shattering the promise of their future with the ultimate betrayal.
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PeepsBursting with the sharp intelligence and sly humor that's fast becoming his trademark, Westerfield's new novel is an utterly original take on an archetype of horror - the vampire.
Murder of a Wedding BelleSchool psychologist Skye Denison reluctantly agrees to act as maid of honor in her California cousin's over-the-top wedding - and is also expected to assist the control-freak wedding planner. But when she discovers the planner dead, Skye is suddenly working double-duty.
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Kiss of Death: The Morganville VampiresVampire musician Michael Glass has attracted the attention of a big-time producer who wants him to cut a demo and play some gigs - which means Michael will have to enter the human world. For this, he's been assigned escorts that include both a dangerous immortal as well as Michael's all-too-human friends. And with that mix of personalities, this is going to be a road trip from hell...
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Her Royal SpynessThe Agatha Award winner debuts a 1930s London mystery series, featuring a penniless member of the extended royal family. When an arrogant Frenchman, who wants her family's estate for himself, winds up dead, Victoria's most important job is to clear her family name.
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Atlas ShruggedPublished in 1957, Atlas Shrugged was Ayn Rand's greatest achievement and last work of fiction. In this novel she dramatizes her unique philosophy through an intellectual mystery story that integrates ethics, metaphysics, epistemology, politics, economics, and sex. Set in a near-future U.S.A. whose economy is collapsing as a result of the mysterious disappearance of leading innovators and industrialists, this ...
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American TragedyA tremendous bestseller when it was published in 1925, "An American Tragedy" is the culmination of Theodore Dreiser's elementally powerful fictional art. Revised reissue.
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Over to You: Ten Stories of Flyers and FlyingDuring the Second World War Roald Dahl served in the RAF and suffered horrific injuries in an air crash in the Libyan desert. Drawing on his own experience as a fighter pilot, Dahl crafted these ten spine-tingling stories: of air battles in the sky; of the nightmare of being shot down; of the infectious madness of conflict; and of the nervy jollity of the Mess and Ops room. Dahl brilliantly conveys the bizarre ...
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The Brightest Star in the SkyAt 66 Star Street in Dublin, someone is watching over the lives of the people living in its flats. But no one is aware of it - yet... One of them is ready to take the plunge and fall in love; another is torn between two very different lovers. For some, secrets will come to light, which for others will have tragic consequences.
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Brad and Angelina: Truth and LiesBrad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are the best-known and most talked-about couple in the world. When they got together in 2005 it made headlines worldwide - everyone wanted to know the full story of what had happened: had Brad cheated on Jen? How long had the affair been going on? Just what happened on the set of Mr and Mrs Smith to break up Hollywood's golden couple? Since the birth of 'Brangelina', Brad and Ange ...
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We Are All Made of GlueFrom bonding to bondage, from B&Q to Belarus, along with seven smelly cats, three useless handymen, two slimy estate agents, social workers, and a bonker lady, this is the story of a very unlikely friendship. Georgie Sinclair's husband has walked out; her sixteen-year-old son is busy surfing born-again websites; and all those overdue articles for Adhesives in the Modern World are getting her down. So when Georgie ...
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Russian Short Stories from Pushkin to BuidaFrom the reign of the Tsars in the early 19th century to the collapse of the Soviet Union and beyond, the short story has long occupied a central place in Russian culture. Included are pieces from many of the acknowledged masters of Russian literature - including Pushkin, Turgenev, Dostoyevsky, Tolstoy, and Solzhenitsyn - alongside tales by long-suppressed figures such as the subversive Kryzhanowsky and the ...
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Remember MeThe Queen of Storytellers is back - with a triumphant tale of one woman's struggle over adversity. In 1786, a fisherman's daughter from Cornwall called Mary Broad was sentenced to be hung for theft. But her sentence was commuted, and she was transported to Australia, one of the first convicts to arrive there. How Mary escaped the harsh existence of the colony and found true love, and how she was captured and ...
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Outliers: Story of SuccessThis is a brilliant new book from the bestselling author of "The Tipping Point" and "Blink". Why are people successful? For centuries, humankind has grappled with this question, searching for the secret to accomplishing great things. In this stunning new book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an invigorating intellectual journey to show us what makes an extreme overachiever. He reveals that we pay far too much attention ...
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Nothing ... Except My Genius'I have nothing to declare', Wilde once told an American customs official, 'except my genius'. A socialite, a wit, a man who flaunted convention and was unafraid to shock, Oscar Wilde was a great writer and a great man. This new collection of wit and wisdom demonstrates the brilliance of his vision, the audacity of his style. Such is the scope of the material, it brings to life the Wilde of great feeling as ...
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The Glass Books of the Dream EatersA spy, a killer, an imposter, and three extraordinary heroes are featured in one unique novel. In The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters...three most-unlikely but nevertheless extraordinary heroes become inadvertently involved in the diabolical machinations of a cabal bent upon enslaving thousands through a devilish 'process': Miss Temple is a feisty young woman with corkscrew curls who wishes only to learn why ...
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Games People PlayWe all play games. In every encounter with other people we are doing so. The nature of these games depends both on the situation and on who we meet. Eric Berne's classic Games People Play is the most accessible and insightful book ever written about the games we play: those patterns of behaviour that reveal hidden feelings and emotions. Wise and witty, it shows the underlying motivations behind our relationships ...
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The Catcher in the Rye"The Catcher in Rye" is the ultimate novel for disaffected youth, but it's relevant to all ages. The story is told by Holden Caulfield, a seventeen-year-old dropout who has just been kicked out of his fourth school. Throughout, Holden dissects the 'phony' aspects of society, and the 'phonies' themselves: the headmaster whose affability depends on the wealth of the parents, his roommate who scores with girls ...
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The BelieversWhen Audrey makes a devastating discovery about her husband, New York radical lawyer Joel Litvinoff, she is forced to re-examine everything she thought she knew about their forty-year marriage. Joel's children will have to deal with this unsettling secret themselves, but meanwhile, they are trying to cope with their own dilemmas. Rosa, beautiful, disillusioned revolutionary, is grappling with a new-found attachment ...
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The Ballad of Reading Gaol and Other PoemsThis poem - originally published anonymously, written after Wilde's two year's hard labor in Reading prison - is the tale of a man who has been sentenced to hang for the murder of the woman he loved. The Ballad of Reading Gaol follows the inmate through his final three weeks, as he stares at the sky and silently drinks his beer ration. Heart-wrenching and eye-opening, the ballad also expresses perfectly Wilde's ...
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1939: Countdown to War24 August 1939: The fate of the world is hanging in the balance. Hitler has ambitions to invade Poland and hopes Stalin will now help him. The West must try to stop him. If they don't, world war will result. In this dramatic account Richard Overy re-creates hour-by-hour the last days of peace in 1939, as politicians and the public braced themselves for a war they feared might spell the end of European civilization. ...
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Touch the DarkCan you ever really trust a vampire? Cassandra Palmer can see the future and communicate with spirits - talents that make her attractive to the dead and the undead. The ghosts of the dead aren't usually dangerous; they just like to talk...a lot. The undead are another matter. Like any sensible girl, Cassie tries to avoid vampires. But, when the bloodsucking mafioso she escaped three years ago finds Cassie again ...
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A Touch of LoveRobin, a postgrad student in Coventry, has spent four and a half years not writing his thesis. He and his academic colleagues, united by pallor, social ineptitude and sexual inexperience, once spent hours discussing their theories, but they somehow never made it into print.Now his unfinished thesis languishes in a drawer, and Robin hides in his room, increasingly frightened by a world he doesn't understand. ...
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The Shooting PartyThe Shooting Party wraps a story of concealed love and fatal jealousy into a classic murder mystery. When a young woman dies during a shooting party at the country estate of a dissolute count, a magistrate is called to investigate. But suspicion descends upon virtually everyone, for, as we soon learn, the victim was at the center of a tangled web of relationshipsawith her elderly husband, with the lecherous ...
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Secret ServantAssassin, art-restorer and spy, Gabriel Allon, is summoned once more by his masters to undertake what appears to be a routine assignment: travel to Amsterdam to purge the archives of a murdered Dutch terrorism analyst. But once in Amsterdam, Gabriel soon discovers there is a conspiracy of terror festering in the city's Islamic underground, a plot that is about to explode on the other side of the English Channel, ...
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The Reading GroupA New Year. Five women gather for their first ever Reading Group; each is uncertain, clasping her expectations and fears close to her chest. A New Page. Harriet and Nicole are best friends who find themselves - in different ways - trapped in loveless marriages. And Polly is the epitome of a successful single mum, until a marriage proposal and an unexpected pregnancy threaten to derail her. Susan is the self-elected ...
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The Philosophy of Andy Warhol: From A to B and Back AgainIn his autobiography, published in 1975, the private Andy Warhol talks about love, sex, food, beauty, fame, work, money, success; about New York and America; and about himself - his childhood in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, good times and bad times in the Big Apple, the explosion of his career in the Sixties, and life among celebrities.
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Percy Jackson: The Demigod FilesIn these top-secret files, Rick Riordan, Camp Half-Blood's senior scribe, gives you an inside look at the world of demigods that no regular human child is allowed to see. These highly classified archives include three of Percy Jackson's most perilous adventures, a "Spotter's Guide to Monsters", a "Who's Who in Greek Mythology", "Percy's Summer Camp Report" and much more. So, if you're armed with this book, you'll ...
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Percy Jackson: The Demigod FilesPercy Jackson has had an unnervingly quiet school year. But then he discovers that the magical borders protecting Half Blood Hill are failing. Unless something is done, the camp will be attacked by demons and monsters. The only way to restore power to the camp's borders is to find the mythical Golden Fleece. And the only person who can undertake this dangerous quest is Percy...This is the eagerly anticipated ...
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Percy Jackson and the Lightning ThiefLook, I didn't want to be a half-blood. I never asked to be the son of a Greek god. I was just a normal kid, going to school, playing basketball, skateboarding. The usual. Until I accidentally vaporized my maths teacher. That's when things started really going wrong. Now I spend my time fighting with swords, battling monsters with my friends and generally trying to stay alive. This is the one where Zeus, God ...
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The Original of LauraThis legendary novel has been the source of much anxiety and contention for Nabokov's fans - and family. The late Vladimir Nabokov requested that this unfinished work be destroyed, but his son, Dmitri, did not oblige, although neither did he allow the work to be published - until now. "The Original of Laura" is about a wonderfully large man called Philip Wild, married to a very promiscuous woman, and whose meditations ...
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The Lost ThroneHewn into the towering cliffs of central Greece, the Meteora monasteries are all but inacessible. The Holy Trinity is the most isolated, its sacred brotherhood the guardians of a long-forgotten secret. In the dead of night, the sanctity of the holy retreat is shattered by an elite group of warriors, carrying ancient weapons. One by one, they hurl the silent monks from the cliff-top - the holy men taking their ...
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Losing YouNina Landry has given up city life for the isolated community of Sandling Island, lying off the bleak east coast of England. At night the wind howls. Sometimes they are cut off by the incoming tide. For Nina though it is home. It is safe. But when Nina's teenage daughter Charlie fails to return from a sleepover on the day they're due to go on holiday, the island becomes a different place altogether - a place ...
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The House of SleepSarah is a narcoleptic who has dreams so vivid she mistakes them for real events; Robert has had his life changed for ever by the misunderstandings arising from her condition; Terry, the insomniac, spends his wakeful nights fuelling his obsession with movies; and the increasingly unstable Dr Gregory Dudden sees sleep as a life-shortening disease which must be eradicated. A group of students sharing a house. ...
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Guide to the Birds of East AfricaA wonderfully warm love story set in contemporary Kenya - timeless, funny, clever and utterly charming, starring the reserved, honourable Mr Malik. You wouldn't notice him in a Nairobi street - except, perhaps, to comment on his carefully sculpted comb over - but beneath his unprepossessing exterior lies a warm heart and a secret passion. Not even his friends at the Asadi Club know it, but Mr Malik is head-over-heels ...
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The Dwarves of DeathMusic, murder...and Madeleine William has a lot on his mind. Firstly there's The Alaska Factory, the band he plays in. They're no good and they make his songs sound about as groovy as an unpressed record. In fact they're so bad he's seriously thinking of leaving to join a group called The Unfortunates. Secondly, there's Madeleine, his high-maintenance girlfriend whose idea of a night of passion is an Andrew ...
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Diary of Wimpy Kid: The Last StrawGreg's dad, Frank, is on a mission - a mission to make this wimpy kid, well, less wimpy. All manner of 'manly' physical activities are planned, but Greg just about manages to find a way out of them. That is until military academy is mentioned and Greg realizes that he's going to have to come up with something very special to get out of this one...
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The Diary of a Madman, The Government Inspector, and Selected StoriesIncludes both Nikolay Gogol's short fiction and famous drama. The stories gathered here range from comic to tragic and describe the isolated lives of low-ranking clerks, lunatics and swindlers. They include Diary of a Madman, Nevsky Prospect, and The Overcoat.
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Death's MistressDorina Basarab is a dhampir - half-human, half-vampire - and the only way she can stay sane is by unleashing her sometimes uncontrollable rage on demons and vampires that deserve killing. After the fortunate demise of her insane uncle Dracula, Dory is back home in Brooklyn, hoping that life will calm down for a while. But then two visitors arrive: her friend Claire, asking for Dory's help in finding a magical ...
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My AutobiographyBorn into a theatrical family, Chaplin's father died of drink while his mother, unable to bear the poverty, suffered from bouts of insanity, Chaplin embarked on a film-making career which won him immeasurable success, as well as intense controversy. His extraordinary autobiography was first published in 1964 and was written almost entirely without reference to documentation - simply as an astonishing feat of ...
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The Accidental WomanFor Maria, nothing is certain. Her life is a chain of accidents. Friendship passes her by, and she's unimpressed by the devoted Ronny and his endless proposals of marriage. Maria lives in a world of her own - yet not of her own making. Stumbling through university, work, marriage and motherhood, she finds it hard to see what all the fuss is about. Will she ever be able to control the direction of her life? Or ...
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World Without EndWORLD WITHOUT END is the №1 New York Times bestselling sequel to the international bestseller THE PILLARS OF THE EARTH. The cathedral and the priory are again at the center of a web of love and hate, greed and pride, ambition and revenge. Ken Follett is the author of sixteen novels, most recently the instant New York Times bestsellers HORNET FLIGHT, and CODE TO ZERO.
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Without FailSkilled and unknown, Jack Reacher is the perfect man to assassinate the vice president of the United States - in theory. Hired by the VP's Secret Service security detail, it's Reacher's job to find holes in the system before a group of assassins do. Now repackaged with an electrifying new cover.
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Winnie-the-PoohFor nearly seventy years, readers have been delighted by the adventures of Christopher Robin and his lovable friends. Paired with the perfectly suited drawings of Ernest H.Shepard, A.A.Milne's classic story continues to captivate children of all ages.
Valentine's ResolveAfter three years of exile from humanity’s war against the Kurians, David Valentine returns to battle. The Lifeweavers, Earth’s allies in the conflict, have mostly vanished, but those that remain are held captive by an overlord known as the Seattle Kurian. To free them, Valentine must convince the legendary resistance fighter known as the Marshal to join his cause. But the Marshal is something of an overlord himself…
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Valentine's Exile: A Novel of the Vampire EarthDavid Valentine is revered as a hero for his part in fighting to regain Earth's freedom. When a former Quisling traitor is badly wounded, he asks Valentine to find his wife, who has vanished into the darkness of the Kurian Order. With the help of old friends and new allies, Valentine traces her to a mysterious, heavily guarded compound in Ohio. And what Valentine finds within will shake his sanity to its very core.
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Tale Of The ThunderboltAs the Resistance attempts to overthrow their vampiric alien masters, elite Cat force member David Valentine embarks on a terrifying journey in search of a long-lost weapon that will guarantee their victory - and the end of the Kurian Order's domination of Earth.
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Way of the WolfIn 2065 Louisiana, the bloodthirsty Reapers have come to Earth to establish a New Order built on the harvesting of human souls. The Wolves are an elite guerilla force sworn to win back Earth, and Lieutenant David Valentine leads his first command.
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The United States of AtlantisAs England tightens its control over the Atlantean colonies, Victor Radcliff and his band of revolutionaries resolve to make the English pay for each and every piece of land they dare to occupy and will stop at nothing to preserve the liberty of their people as a new nation is born-a nation that will change the face of the world...
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Storm of ShadowsRosamund Hill has lived her life buried in academia, discounting the legend of the Chosen as a myth until Aaron Eagle shows up at her door. With the promise of a love that will defy fate itself, Rosamund is forced to confront the truth about the Chosen and the dangerous man who sweeps her into a world of dark secrets.
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The SonnetsThe Signet Classic Shakespeare series contains the preeminent mass market books of the complete works of Shakespeare. This reissue features a new Overview by Sylvan Barnet, former chairman of the English Department at Tufts University, an updated Bibliography, suggested references, and stage and film history.
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he Signet Classic Book of Mark Twain's Short StoriesFor nearly two decades before Mark Twain published his finest novel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, he was refining his craft and winning tremendous popularity with his short stories and sketches. This richly entertaining and comprehensive collection presents sixty-five of the very best of Mark Twain’s short pieces, from the classic frontier sketch “The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” to the richly ...
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Signet Classic Book Of American Short StoriesFrom the early 1800s to the outbreak of World War II, this collection spans more than 100 years of literary history with 33 complete short stories by such timeless masters as Washington Irving, Mark Twain, Jack London, and William Faulkner. Reissue.
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Second ChanceA group of friends that hasnt seen one another in years is reunited through tragedy. Working through their grief together, they find that each of their lives is impacted in ways they could have never foreseen, in this story of friendship, family, and life coming full circle.
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Skeleton CoastJuan Cabrillo and the crew of the covert combat ship Oregon have barely escaped a mission on the Congo River when they intercept a mayday from a defenseless boat under fire off the African coast. Cabrillo takes action, saving the beautiful Sloane Macintyre - who's looking for a long-submerged ship that may hold a fortune in diamonds. But what surprises Cabrillo is her story about a crazy fisherman who claims ...
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Promises in DeathAmaryllis Coltraine may have recently transferred to the New York City police force from Atlanta, but she has been a cop long enough to know how to defend herself against an assailant. When she is taken down just steps away from her apartment, killed with her own weapon, for Eve the victim is not "just a one of us".
Dallas's friend Chief Medical Examiner Morris had started a serious relationship with Coltraine, ...
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Polar Shift: A Kurt Austin AdventurePolar Shift: It is the name for a phenomenon that may have occurred many times in the past. At its weakest, it disorients birds and animals and damages electrical equipment. At its worst, it causes massive eruptions, earthquakes and climatic changes. At its very worst, it would mean the obliteration of all living matter... Sixty years ago, an eccentric Hungarian genius discovered how to artificially trigger ...
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Petty Pewter GodsThere are some new gods in the town of TunFaire, but temple real estate on the Street of Dreams is at a premium. So the big gods on the block issued a challenge-find the "key" to the one temple still available. When two rival pantheons try to hire Garrett, he knows he is in for it...
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Mr. MurderMartin Stillwater has a vivid imagination. It charms his loving wife, delights his two little daughters, and gives him all the inspiration he needs to write his highly successful mystery novels. But maybe Martin’s imagination is a bit too vivid…One rainy afternoon, a terrifying incident makes him question his grip on reality. A stranger breaks into his house, accusing Martin of stealing his wife, his children—and ...
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Fade OutWithout the evil vampire Bishop ruling over the town of Morganville, the resident vampires have made major concessions to the human population. With their newfound freedoms, Claire Danvers and her friends are almost starting to feel comfortable again…
Now Claire can actually concentrate on her studies, and her friend Eve joins the local theatre company. But when one of Eve’s castmates goes missing after starting ...
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Feast of FoolsThink Amelie is scary? Meet her dad, the terrifying vampire Mr. Bishop. What does he want - and what will Amelie do about it? Claire's caught in the middle, along with her friends and even her parents, as Morganville's fragile alliance between humans and vampires starts to fracture. Soon, everyone will have to choose a companion for the Feast of Fools...and a side.
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Moon CalledMercy Thompson's life is not exactly normal. Her next-door neighbor is a werewolf. Her former boss is a gremlin. And she's fixing a VW bus for a vampire. But then, Mercy isn't exactly normal herself.
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LightningIn the midst of a raging blizzard, lightning struck on the night Laura Shane was born. And a mysterious blond-haired stranger showed up just in time to save her from dying.
Years later, in the wake of another storm, Laura will be saved again. For someone is watching over her. But just as lightning illuminates, darkness always follows close behind.
The Last of the Red-Hot VampiresOn a trip to England, physicist Portia Harding is stalked by a heart-stoppingly handsome maniac.Theondre North is a nephilim-the son of a fallen angel-who needs Portia's help to change his fate. Problem is, Portia's down-to-earth attitude frustrates beings from both heavenly and hellish realms-and gets Theo turned into a vampire. But at least he has Portia to satisfy his newfound hungers-and possibly save his soul.
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Iron KissedWhen her former boss and mentor is arrested for murder and left to rot behind bars by his own kind, it's up to shapeshifting car mechanic Mercy Thompson to clear his name, whether he wants her to or not. And she'll have to choose between the two werewolves in her life-whether she wants to or not.
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Into the ShadowBlessed - or cursed - with the ability to change into a sleek panther, and driven by a dark soul he's accepted as his fate, Adrik Wilder abandons his family and his honor to pursue a life of wickedness. He excels at every vice, including kidnapping Karen Sonnet to use for his selfish purposes.
But Karen's spirit and passion make him question the force of his family's curse. And when a new evil emerges, Adrik ...
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Into the FlameMeet Doug Black-the Wilder brother who’s been missing for centuries. With no idea of where he’s from, he’s become an angry young cop with the ability to transform into a cougar in search of others like him, he comes across a beautiful woman who may hold the secret to his destiny...
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Incubus DreamsAs consultant to the Regional Preternatural Crime Investigation Unit, Anita's called in on what appears to be a case involving a serial killer - a vampire serial killer - who may be preying on strippers. She's sure that none of the local vamps are responsible - but her judgment may be clouded by a conflict of interest. For she is, after all, the consort of Jean-Claude, the ever-intoxicating Master Vampire of ...
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The Ghost WarReturning to Washington after a harrowing case in the Middle East, CIA agent and al-Qaeda infiltrator John Wells is selected to investigate a surge in Taliban activity with possible Asian ties. By the author of The Faithful Spy. 150,000 first printing
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Dragon TearsHarry Lyon was a rational man, a cop who refused to let his job harden his soul. His partner urged him to surrender to the chaos of life. But Harry believed in order and reason. Then one fateful day, he was forced to shoot a man—and a homeless stranger with bloodshot eyes uttered the haunting words that challenged Harry Lyon's sanity…
“Ticktock, ticktock. You'll be dead in sixteen hours...Dead by dawn.”
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Dark WatchJuan Cabrillo and his motley crew aboard the clandestine spy ship Oregon have made a very comfortable living working for high-powered Western interests. But their newest clients have come from the Far East to ask for Cabrillo's special brand of assistance: a consortium of Japanese shipping magnates whose fortunes are being threatened by brutal pirates the waters of South-East Asia. Normally, such attacks on ...
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Crouching Vampire, Hidden FangFor a woman married to the vampire of her nightmares, the honeymoon's over and reality bites...
Pia Thomason is torn between two Dark Ones: her husband Kristoff - who doesn't trust her-and his best friend, Alec, who is MIA. So Pia goes back to her humdrum Seattle life, but fate has other plans. And she realizes that if she and Kristoff are going to be shackled together for better or worse, she may as well start to enjoy it...
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CorsairFor five novels, Clive Cussler has brought readers into the world of the Oregon, a seemingly dilapidated ship packed with sophisticated equipment, and captained by the rakish, one-legged Juan Cabrillo. And now the Oregon and its crew face their biggest challenge yet. Corsairs are pirates, and pirates come in many different varieties. There are the pirates who fought off the Barbary Coast in the late eighteenth ...
Cerulean SinsOnce a sworn enemy of all monsters, Anita is now the human consort of both Master Vampire Jean Claude and leopard shapeshifter Micah. When a centuries-old vampire hits St. Louis, Anita finds herself needing all the dark forces her passion can muster to save the ones she loves.
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Bone CrossedMarsilia, the local vampire queen, has learned that Mercy crossed her by slaying a member of her clan. Now, she's out for blood. But since Mercy is protected from direct reprisal by the werewolf pack-and her relationship with its sexy Alpha-it's not Mercy's blood Marsilia is after...
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Stake ThatA fresh voice and fresh blood - it adds up to one very sassy vampire series...
Sisters. They'll swipe your clothes, your boyfriends, your destiny. But it wasn't exactly Rayne's twin Sunny's fault. Magnus, a vamp hottie and coven leader, mistook Sunny for Rayne last month and bit her instead. Now they're doing the inter-species dating thing.
Turns out that for every generation, there's a Vampire Slayer - and ...
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Girls That GrowlThird in Mancusi's hip, sassy vampire series, featuring the heroine of Stake That!
She's a vampire. She's also a vampire slayer. (It's a long story.) And now Rayne McDonald, Goth girl, has to carry out her most deviant mission yet: trying out for the cheerleading squad.
Rayne already has enough on her plate: her twin keeps whining about whether or not to go all the way; her mom's boyfriend is moving in; and ...
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Bad BloodSunny McDonald is in the ultimate forbidden relationship. Her boyfriend Magnus is a vampire, and the leader of the Blood Coven. And when the Coven decides that Magnus needs a mate to be his co-ruler, Sunny's humanity puts her out of the running. The Coven's chosen candidate is Jane Johnson, a magna cum laude graduate of Oxford University who just happens to look like a vampiric supermodel.
Sunny is suspicious ...
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BittenKelley Armstrong's debut novel--which does "much the same for werewolves as Anne Rice did for vampires" ("Rocky Mountain News")--is now available in mass market paperback. Thirty-year-old Elena Michaels comes to terms with her feral appetites as the world's only living female werewolf.
BelindaBelinda is the ultimate fantasy: a golden-haired object of desire, fresh and uninhibited. But to Jeremy Walker, a handsome and famous 44-year-old illustrator of children's books, this incredibly seductive woman is a forbidden passion...because Belinda is only 16.
"Who was she?" That was the first thought that came into my mind when I saw her in the bookstore.
Who was she really?
She's Belinda. She's sixteen ...
Topsy and Tim: Go to the ZooTopsy and Tim find fun and adventure in the real world. Their engaging stories are reassuring for young children having first experiences of their own. In Topsy and Tim: Go to the Zoo you can find out about all the animals they see and how the zookeepers look after them.
A trusted and well-loved pair who can help guide parents and children through 'first experiences', Topsy and Tim books have been beautifully ...
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Topsy and Tim: Go to the DentistTopsy and Tim find fun and adventure in the real world. Their engaging stories are reassuring for young children having first experiences of their own. In Topsy and Tim: Go to the Dentist children can find out how to keep their teeth healthy and discover that going to the dentist isn't such a scary experience after all.
A trusted and well-loved pair who can help guide parents and children through 'first experiences', ...
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Topsy and Tim: Go on An AeroplaneTopsy and Tim are always finding fun adventures in the real world, and this story is reassuring for young children having first experiences of their own. In Go on an Aeroplane share Topsy and Tim's aeroplane adventure as they meet the stewardess, the pilot. Also, learn all about the airport and discover that sucking sweets can stop little ears from popping!
A trusted and well-loved pair who can help guide parents ...
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The Agony and the Ecstasy: A Biographical Novel of MichelangeloCelebrating the 500th anniversary of Michelangelo’s David, New American Library releases a special edition of Irving Stone’s classic biographical novel—in which both the artist and the man are brought to life in full. A masterpiece in its own right, this novel offers a compelling portrait of Michelangelo’s dangerous, impassioned loves, and the God-driven fury from which he wrested the greatest art the world has ever known.
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Count with Very Hungry CaterpillarKids will love to eat through 16 different types of food with the very hungry caterpillar! With giant stickers that are perfect for little hands, this book is the perfect choice for kids just learning their numbers. Counting has never made you hungrier!
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Treasure Island: The Graphic NovelWhen Jim Hawkins uncovers the key to a pirate’s treasure map he sets out on a quest to find the buried treasure with the help of pirate captain Long John Silver. Artist Tim Hamilton brings the pirates and villains to life in this graphic novel adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic.
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Envy: A Luxe NovelTwo months have passed since the dramatic homecoming of Elizabeth Holland - Manhattan society eagerly awaits her return. But Elizabeth won't rejoin her sister Diana's side. The whispers are beginning - is all as it seems behind closed doors?
Uptown, Henry and Penelope Schoonmaker are the city's most celebrated couple. But despite the glittering diamond she wears, the newlyweds share little more than scorn for ...
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The LuxeImagine, if you will, New York City, 1899...
Society's elite: the glamour, the grandeur, the glittering parties, the most handsome beaus, the most beautiful debutantes... the rich girl, the humble boy, the forbidden love, the hushed whispers, the stolen glances, the whispers, the scandal, the mystery, the revenge...
You are cordially invited to step into The Luxe, where the secrets are dark and the sins are ...
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The Memory GameYou remember an idyllic childhood. But your memory is deceitful. And possibly deadly...
When a skeleton is unearthed in the Martellos' garden, Jane Martello is shocked to learn it's that of her childhood friend, Natalie, who went missing twenty-five years ago. Encouraged by a therapist to recover lost memories, Jane hopes to find out what really took place when she was a child - and what happened to Natalie.
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Blink (Export Edition)This book is all about those moments when we 'know' something without knowing why. It explores the phenomenon of 'blink', showing how a snap judgment can be far more effective than a cautious decision.
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Animal Farm (Student Editions)Penguin Student Editions are complete unabridged texts of Penguin Classics, Modern Classics and some more recent titles, packaged with reading help for the student in the form of:
- accessible yet authoritative introductions
- glossary of cultural references and unfamiliar words
- stimulating activities and discussion points, including activities needed to prepare for essays and examinations
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Blood Bank (Blood Ties)The Blood books center around three main characters: Vicki Nelson, a homicide cop turned private detective, her former partner Mike Celluci, who is still on the force, and vampire Henry Fitzroy, who is the illegitimate son of Henry VIII and makes his living as a writer of bodice rippers. Not only are the three of them caught in a love triangle, but they are, time and again, involved in mysteries with a supernatural ...
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Blood Debt (Blood Ties)A ghost has invaded his home, beginning a dangerous nightly game in which Henry is allowed to ask a single question. If the answer is no, an innocent and unsuspecting person is killed. Henry soon comes to the horrifying realization that this wraith — and the others who join it — is using him to wreak vengeance on the people it holds responsible for its death.
Henry can’t find the source of these murders on his ...
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Blood Pact (Blood Ties)Vicki Nelson has received the call that no daughter ever wants to receive — that her mother has died. Marjory Nelson’s coworkers at the Queen’s University Life Science Department told her that she suffered a heart attack, and that they’d be waiting for Vicki to arrive in Kingston to make the funeral arrangements. But what begins as a personal tragedy turns into the most terrifying case of Vicki’s career, when ...
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Blood Lines (Blood Ties)An evil being has been sealed away for centuries in a sarcophagus never meant to be opened, waiting patiently for his chance to rise again. Now, brought to the Egyptology Department of Toronto’s Royal Ontario Museum, the seals and spells that imprisoned him chipped away from his discoverers, he has reached forth to claim the minds and souls of Toronto’s unsuspecting citizens. And only three people had any sense ...
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Blood Trail (Blood Ties)For centuries, the werewolves of Toronto have managed to live in peace and tranquility, hidden quietly away on their London, Ontario farm. But now, someone has learned their secret — and is systematically massacring this ancient race.
The only one they can turn to is Henry Fitzroy, Toronto-based vampire and writer of bodice rippers. Forced to hide from the light of day, Henry can’t hunt the killer alone, so ...
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High NoonPolice Lieutenant Phoebe MacNamara found her calling at an early age when an unstable man broke into her family's home, trapping and terrorizing them for hours. Now she's Savannah's top hostage negotiator, defusing powderkeg situations with a talent for knowing when to give in-and when to jump in and take action. It's satisfying work-and sometimes those skills come in handy at home dealing with her agoraphobic ...
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Morrigan's Cross (Circle Trilogy, Book 1)Number-one New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts delivers an extraordinary new trilogy — an epic tale that breaks down the boundaries between reality and the otherworldly, while forging together the passions of the men and women caught in a battle for the fate of humanity...
In the last days of high summer, with lightning striking blue in a black sky, the sorcerer stood on a high cliff overlooking the ...
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Guilty Pleasures (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter 1)Published almost ten years ago, "Guilty Pleasures" marked the debut of a writer who was destined to grow from cult favorite to a major bestselling author. Now, for long-time Anita Blake aficionados and newfound fans, "Guilty Pleasures" makes its hardcover debut. Readers will learn how Anita Blake started raising the dead-and killing the undead.
And how she met Jean Claude, the master vampire destined to become ...
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The Laughing Corpse (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter 2)Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter for Animators, Inc., is offered a cool mil to raise a 283-year-old corpse. But she knows that "the older the zombie, the bigger the death needed to raise it". Only a human sacrifice is "big" enough to raise this old soul — and Anita's no murderer.
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Burning BrightTracy Chevalier, author of the Girl With a Pearl Earring, returns with a look at poet, artist, and printer William Blake who works in obscurity as England is rocked by the effects of the French Revolution.
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The Shakespeare SecretA long-lost work of Shakespeare, newly found....a killer who stages the Bard's extravagant murders as flesh-and-blood realities...a desperate race to find litarary gold, and just to stay alive....
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One Day in Life of Ivan DenisovichOne of the most significant works ever to emerge from Soviet Russia, "One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich" is both a graphic picture of World War II work camp life and a testimony to the human spirit.
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The Beautiful and DamnedHere is a portrait of greed, ambition, and squandered talent, as depicted in the lives of the very wealthy Anthony Patch and his willful wife Gloria.
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Old Tin SorrowsThat's what it seems like Garrett has committed himself to when Blake Peters calls in some overdue favors. Someone is trying to kill Peters's boss, wealthy, retired General Stantnor, in a most lingering, painful, and maybe poisonous way. Can Garrett keep the general among the living?
But Stantnor's mansion holds a host of surprises for a detective who thought he'd seen it all. While the general is dying slowly, ...
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Bitter Gold HeartsThe Stormwarden's children have been kidnapped and Garrett, P.I. is on the case. But caught between the bewitching beauty of a half-elf and the fearsome power of a horde of ogres, Garrett has to think twice before sacrificing all for a fortune in gold-after all, even in this enchanted land, he's only human.
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Dread Brass ShadowsEveryone wants to find it — a treasure so rich it makes even a hard-boiled detective like Garrett nervous. It’s the legendary Book of Shadows, made of brass and holding secrets no mortal was ever meant to master — and Garrett must make sure no one ever has the chance to work its spells on an unsuspecting and unprotected world.
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VisibilityLondon, 1952. Only hours before he is murdered, a prominent biochemist claims to know something that could change the world. Tracing the victim's final footsteps is ex-spy-turned-Scotland Yard detective Herbert Smith. It leads straight to a secret that is coveted by both the CIA and the KGB, and threatened by the last vestige of the Third Reich.
The MistThe storm rolled across Long Lake in Maine with a fury, leaving David Drayton and his family with fallen trees, downed power lines, and no electricity. At his wife’s request, David heads to the local supermarket to stock up on supplies, taking his young son and neighbor along for the ride. But the strange white mist that lingered on the lake has followed them to town, stranding them all in the store.
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The Pillars of the EarthA departure for the bestselling thriller writer, this historical epic-a twelfth-century tale of the building of a mighty Gothic cathedral-stunned readers and critics alike with its ambitious scope and gripping humanity.
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The Man from St. PetersburgHis name was Feliks. He came to London to commit a murder that would change history. A master manipulator, he had many weapons at his command, but against him were ranged the whole of the English police, a brilliant and powerful lord, and the young Winston Churchill himself...
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Phule's ParadiseBe all that you can be: clumsy, inane, sloppy, reckless, idiotic. Phule's Company is the laughingstock of the military. Their latest mission: to guard an intergalactic casino from an unlikely criminal takeover... The odds are against the oddballs.
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Myth-ion ImprobableApprentice magician Skeeve, his scaly mentor Aahz and beautiful ex-assassin Tanda are back — and this time they're treasure hunting in a dimension that combines the Wild West with the vampire-cursed hills of Transylvania — where gold is common as dirt, and danger lurks behind every sagebrush.
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Myth Directions/Hit or MythSkeeve must deal with myth guided desires, fairy godfathers, and an offer he can't refuse in two of Robert Asprin's most delightful myth adventures.
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The FrontMassachusetts State Investigator Win Garano is given one of his most challenging cases yet when he is asked to investigate the death of a young British woman murdered more than forty years ago. Assumed to be a victim of the Boston Strangler, blind Janie Brolin was raped and left for dead in 1962. With no DNA and sketchy police records, this is a case that will test Garano to his limits. It will take him on a ...
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Strangers in Death (J.D.Robb)In 2060 New York, Lieutenant Eve Dallas is about to discover how the ties that bind strangers can kill.
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Three in Death (J.D.Robb)Includes these three favorites: "Interlude In Death", "Midnight In Death", "Haunted In Death".
Number-one New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts writing as J.D. Robb delivers a potent combination of futuristic suspense, thrills, and passion in three stories featuring Lieutenant Eve Dallas.
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Lord of the FliesThe classic tale of a group of English school boys who are left stranded on an unpopulated island, and who must confront not only the defects of their society but the defects of their own natures.
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The Battle for ChristmasWhen Ellie puts on her new pyjamas, strange things start to happen. She and her little brother, Max, are whisked off to the Christmas Shop where a battle is raging between a valiant troop of toys and the scaaaarry Christmas Tree Fairy and her army of angels.
Can Ellie and Max save Christmas for the world – or will they be arrested for being mince spies?
This is the first book in a new series about the Cosmic ...
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Terra AmataFor Chancelade, the world is teeming with beauty, wonder and possibilities. From a small boy playing on the beach, through his adolescence and his first love, to the death of his father and on to the end of his own life, he relishes the most minute details of his physical surroundings - whether a grain of sand, an insect or a blade of grass - as he journeys on a sensory adventure from cradle to grave. Filled ...
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The FloodFrancois Besson listens to a tape recording of a girl contemplating suicide. Drifting through the days in a provincial city, he thoughtlessly starts a fire in his apartment, attends confession, and examines, with great intentness but without affection, a naked woman he wakes beside. And, as Besson moves through an ugly and threatening rain, his thoughts eventually lead to violence, first turned outward and then ...
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Rabbit at RestIt's 1989, and Harry 'Rabbit' Angstrom is far from restful. Fifty-six and overweight, he has a struggling business on his hands and a heart that is starting to fail. His family, too, are giving him cause for concern. His son Nelson is a wreck of a man, a cocaine addict with shattered self-respect. Janice, his wife, has decided that she wants to be a working girl. And as for Pru, his daughter-in-law, she seems ...
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Don't Look Now and Other StoriesJohn and Laura have come to Venice to try and escape the pain of their young daughter's death. But when they encounter two old women who claim to have second sight, they find that instead of laying their ghosts to rest they become caught up in a train of increasingly strange and violent events.
The four other haunting, evocative stories in this volume also explore deep fears and longings, secrets and desires: ...
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The Dharma BumsFollowing the explosive energy of On the Road comes The Dharma Bums in which Kerouac charts the spiritual quest of a group of friends in search of Dharma or Truth. Ray Smith and his friend Japhy, along with Morley the yodeller, head off into the high Sierras to seek the lesson of solitude and experience the Zen way of life. But in wildly bohemian San Francisco, with its poetry jam sessions, marathon drinking ...
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Leonardo Da VinciLeonardo is the greatest, most multi-faceted and most mysterious of all Renaissance artists, but extraordinarily, considering his enormous reputation, this is the first full-length biography in English for several decades. Prize-winning author Charles Nicholl has immersed himself in manuscripts, paintings and artefacts to produce an intimate portrait of Leonardo.
He uses these contemporary materials - his notebooks ...
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Rumpole and Penge Bungalow Murders (Celebration Ed)Horace Rumpole - cigar-smoking, claret-drinking, Wordsworth-spouting defender of some unlikely clients - often speaks of the great murder trial which revealed his talents as an advocate and made his reputation down at the Bailey when he was still a young man.
Now, for the first time, the sensational story of the Penge Bungalow Murders case is told in full: how, shortly after the war, Rumpole took on the seemingly ...
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And Another ThingEveryone knows that Jeremy Clarkson finds the world a perplexing place – after all, he wrote The World According to Clarkson. Yet despite this, things don’t seem to have improved much. However, Jeremy is not someone to give up easily and he’s decided to have another go.
In And Another Thing, our exasperated hero discovers that:
He inadvertently dropped a bomb on North Carolina... We’re all going to explode at ...
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Father UnknownWhen Daisy Buchan is 25, her beloved mother dies, and as she is reeling from this trauma, she is shocked to be told by her father that she is adopted - that her real mother was a poor young teenager from Cornwall. She does not know who her father is.
Eventually Daisy finds out more about her mother, Ellen Pengelly, a farmer's daughter from a remote Cornish village, and as the layers of her family history are ...
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Eugene Onegin"Eugene Onegin" is the master work of the poet whom Russians regard as the fountain head of their literature. Set in 1820s Russia, Pushkin's verse novel follows the fates of three men and three women. Engaging, full of suspense, and varied in tone, it contains a large cast of characters and offers the reader many literary, philosophical, and autobiographical digressions, often in a highly satirical vein. "Eugene ...
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Ginger, You're BarmyWhen it isn't prison, it's hell - or at least that's the belief of conscripts Jonathan Browne and Mike "Ginger" Brady. For this is the British Army in the days of National Service.
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CandideBrought up in the household of a powerful Baron, Candide is an open-minded young man, whose tutor, Pangloss, has instilled in him the belief that 'all is for the best'. But when his love for the Baron's rosy-cheeked daughter is discovered, Candide is cast out to make his own way in the world. And so he and his various companions begin a breathless tour of Europe, South America and Asia, as an outrageous series ...
Julius CaesarThis is a title in an inexpensive range of classics in the "Penguin Popular Classics" series.
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As You Like itWhen Rosalind is banished by her uncle, who has usurped her father's throne, she flees to the forest of Arden where her exiled father holds court. There, dressed as a boy to avoid discovery, she encounters the man she loves - now a fellow exile - and resolves to remain in disguise to test his feelings for her. A gloriously sunny comedy, "As You Like It" is an exuberant combination of concealed identities and ...
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Born to be RiledJeremy Clarkson, it has to be said, sometimes finds the world a maddening place. And nowhere more so than from behind the wheel of a car, where you can see any number of people acting like lunatics while in control (or not) of a ton of metal. In Born to be Riled, Clarkson takes a look at the world through his windscreeen, shakes his head at what he sees – and then puts the boot in.
Among other things, he explains:
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The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly ImprobableElegant, startling, and universal in its applications, The Black Swan is a concept that will change the way you look at the world. Black Swans underlie almost everything, from the rise of religions, to events in our own personal lives. A Black Swan is a highly improbable event with three principle characteristics: it is unpredictable; it carries a massive impact; and, after the fact, we concoct an explanation ...
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Treasure of KhanGenghis Khan -- the greatest conqueror of all time, who at his peak ruled an empire four times the size of Alexander the Great's, a vast expanse which stretched from the Pacific Ocean to the Caspian Sea. And now somebody wants it back. Dirk Pitt and the NUMA crew are about to come head to head with their most dangerous ever enemy. A mysterious Mongolian mogul harbors a dream of restoring the conquests of ancient ...
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Russian Debutante's HandbookThe Russian Debutante's Handbook takes us from New York City's Lower East Side to the hip frontier wilderness of Prava—the Eastern European Paris of the '90s—whose grand and glorious beauty is marred only by the shadow of the looming statue of Stalin's foot. There, with the encouragement of the Groundhog, a murderous (but fun-loving) Russian mafioso, Vladimir infiltrates the American ex-pat community with the ...
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My ImmortalIn the late eighteenth century, plantation owner Damien du Bourg struck an unholy bargain with a fallen angel: an eternity of inspiring lust in others for the gift of immortality. But when Marley Turner stumbles upon Damien's plantation searching for her missing sister, for the first time in two hundred years it's Damien who can't resist the lure of a woman. But his past sins aren't so easily forgotten-or forgiven.
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The Memory Keeper's DaughterThis stunning novel begins on a winter night in 1964, when a blizzard forces Dr. David Henry to deliver his own twins. His son, born first, is perfectly healthy, but the doctor immediately recognizes that his daughter has Down syndrome. For motives he tells himself are good, he makes a split-second decision that will haunt all their lives forever. He asks his nurse, Caroline, to take the baby away to an institution. ...
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FallenNew Orleans, 1840s. Sent to watch over the decadent city, the angel Gabriel loses himself in the liquid pleasure of absinthe. So when his mistress, Anne, is murdered — and all evidence points to him — a foggy Gabriel cannot be sure he didn’t do it. His penance: to be forever denied love. Then in modern-day New Orleans he meets forensic scientist Sara Michaels...
ChristineShe purrs like a kitten... but watch out when she roars.
Apt Pupil: Different Seasons (movie tie in)Todd Bowden is an apt pupil. Good grades, good family, a paper route. But he is about to meet a different kind of teacher: Mr. Dussander. Todd knows all about Dussander's darl past. The torture. The death. The decades-old manhunt Dussander has escaped to this day. Yet Todd doesn't want to turn him in. Todd wants to know more. Much more. He is about to learn the real meaning of power--and the seductive lure of ...
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First Love and Other Novellas'Yes, I loved her, it's the name I gave, still give alas, to what I was doing then. I had nothing to go by, having never loved before, but of course had heard of the thing, at home, in school, in brothel and at church, and read romances, in prose and verse, under the guidance of my tutor, in six or seven languages, both dead and living, in which it was handled at length'.
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Don't Stop Me NowJeremy Clarkson knows there's more to life than cars. There is, after all, a whole world out there just waiting to be discovered. So, before he gets on with the job in hand, he'd like to take some time out to consider the bigger picture. Don't worry, he'll get on to the car bit eventually, but before he does, there's time to learn about:
* Why Galapagos tortoises are all mental
* France, reduced to the size ...
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The Debutante Divorcee"Married girls in New York these days put almost as much effort into losing husbands as they once did into finding them."
In 2004, Plum Sykes jet-setted to bestsellerdom with Bergdorf Blondes, a playful debut novel that introduced readers to the glamorous world of PAPs (Park Avenue Princesses). Now the fabulous girls from the world of Bergdorf Blondes are back.
Lauren Blount’s life is beautifully arranged: she’s ...
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The New Penguin Russian CourseWhether you’re learning alone or attending classes, you’ll find this complete Russian language course for beginners both accessible and indispensable. Designed to provide the student with an excellent command of basic Russian (the equivalent of A’ level standard) the book features thirty lessons punctuated by revision exercises to ensure you have fully understood what you have learned. The emphasis is on acquiring ...
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Audio CD. Notes on a Scandal (количество CD дисков: 3)When the new teacher first arrives, Barbara immediately senses that this woman will be different from the rest of her staff-room colleagues. But Barbara is not the only one to feel that Sheba is special, and before too long Sheba is involved in an illicit affair with a pupil. Barbara finds the relationship abhorrent, of course, but she is the only adult in whom Sheba can properly confide. So when the liaison ...
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War and PeaceConsidered by many to be the greatest novel ever written, Tolstoy's masterpiece is a story of family life set against the backdrop of war. The novel begins in 1805 in the crowded and gossip-filled rooms of a St Petersburg party and follows the fortunes of the aristocratic Bolkonsky and Rostov families as Napoleon's armies sweep through Europe, culminating in the French invasion of Russia in 1812 and Napoleon's ...
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Vile BodiesThe Bright Young Things of 1920s Mayfair, with their paradoxical mix of innocence and sophistication, exercise their inventive minds and vile bodies in every kind of capricious escapade, whether it is promiscuity, dancing, cocktail parties or sports cars. A vivid assortment of characters, among them the struggling writer Adam Fenwick-Symes and the glamorous, aristocratic Nina Blount, hunt fast and furiously ...
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Two CaravansA field of strawberries in Kent ...And sitting in it two caravans - one for the men and one for the women. The residents are from all over: miner's son Andriy is from the old Ukraine, while sexy young Irina is from the new: they eye each other warily. There are the Poles Tomasz and Yola, two Chinese girls and Emanuel from Malawi. They're all here to pick strawberries in England's green and pleasant land. But ...
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The Twits: Plays for ChildrenA collection of six playlets, based on The Twits. They highlight the key points in the story and some can be acted by groups of children while others only need a couple of actors.
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RosieRosie Parker is no more than a child when her mother dies during the war. Left to the less-than-tender mercies of her father Cole and her brutish step-brothers Seth and Norman, she sees the arrival of housekeeper Heather Farley as a possible replacement mother and her salvation.
But when Thomas Farley comes looking for his sister several years later, he discovers Heather has left the Parkers in mysterious circumstances, ...
Rage'On a slow chilly Sunday in January, shortly after the Lakers overcame a sixteen point halftime deficit and beat New Jersey, I got a call from a murderer'.
Eight years ago, psychologist Alex Delaware evaluated two teenage boys charged with the shocking murder of young Kristal Malley. Now one of the killers is out of prison - and wants to meet up with Alex. But by the time the pair do come face to face again, ...
LolitaHumbert is a middle-aged, fastidious college professor. He also likes little girls. And none more so than Lolita, who he'll do anything to possess. Is he in love or insane? A silver-tongued poet or a pervert? A tortured soul or a monster? Or is he all of these?
The IslamistWhen I was sixteen I became an Islamic fundamentalist. Five years later, after much emotional turmoil, I rejected fundamentalist teachings and returned to normal life and my family. I tried to put my experiences behind me, but as the events of 7/7 unfolded it became clear to me that Islamist groups pose a threat to this country that we — Muslims and non-Muslims alike — do not yet understand.
Why are young British ...
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The EnglishJeremy Paxman is to many the embodiment of Englishness yet even he is sometimes forced to ask: who or what exactly are the English? And in setting about addressing this most vexing of questions, Paxman discovers answers to a few others.
• Why do the English actually enjoy feeling persecuted?
• What is behind the English obsession with games?
• How did they acquire their odd attitudes to sex and to food?
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Ward No. 6 and Other StoriesContains: Ward No. 6, The Black Monk, The Grasshopper, The Two Volodyas, A Woman's Kingdom, The Student, Three Years, Murder, Ariadna Chekhov believed that a writer should not provide solutions but should describe a situation so truthfully that the reader can no longer evade it. These stories depict extreme forms of mental experience - depression, religious fanaticism, megalomania - and more everyday feelings ...
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TommyknockersDon't open the door... Bobbi Anderson and the other good folks of Haven, Maine, have sold their souls to reap the rewards of the most deadly evil this side of hell.
This Side of ParadiseThe debut of an American original. Here is the accomplished first novel that catapulted F. Scott Fitzgerald to literary fame-at the age of 23. It follows the education-intellectual, spiritual, and sexual-of young Amory Blaine.
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ThinnerWhen an old gypsy man curses Billy Halleck for sideswiping his daughter, six weeks later he's ninety-three pounds lighter. Now Billy is terrified. And desperate enough for one last gamble... that will lead him to a nightmare showdown with the forces of evil melting his flesh away.
Stranger in Strange LandHere at last is the complete, uncut version of Heinlein's all-time masterpiece, the brilliant novel that grew from a cult favorite to a bestseller to a classic in a few short years. It is the story of Valentine Michael Smith, the man from Mars who taught humankind grokking and water-sharing. And love.
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Starship Troopers"Starship Troopers" is a classic novel by one of science fiction's greatest writers of all time and is now a Tri-Star movie. In one of Heinlein's most controversial bestsellers, a recruit of the future goes through the toughest boot camp in the universe -- and into battle with the Terran Mobile Infantry against mankind's most frightening enemy.
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Rose MadderThis is the story of Rose Daniels, "the most richly portrayed female King's ever created" ("Detroit Free Press"). Escape from her macabre marriage is not as easy as fleeing to a new city, picking a new name, finding a new job, and lucking out with a new man. Not with a husband like Norman...
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Robot VisionsLaunching Roc Books' new science fiction/fantasy line is this collection from the undisputed grandmaster".d capture the essence of an extraordinary life's work.er of a 1986 Oscar for his special effects for Cocoon--provides 15 line drawings.
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RoadworkOriginally written under the Richard Bachman pseudonym, this novel has been repackaged under King's name. In this gritty narrative, a lone man takes on the wheels of progress in a showdown of cataclysmic proportions. When a highway project puts him out of work and threatens to destroy his home, he has more than enough time on his hands to plot his revenge.
RegulatorsCall him Bachman or call him King, the bard of Bangor is going to hit the charts hard and vast with this white-knuckler knockout.
The action is fierce and Bachman's imagination proves boundless.
Everything is normal on a summer day in Wentworth, Ohio - the paperboy is making his rounds, frisbees are flying, barbecues are being contemplated. The only thing that doesn't quite fit is the red van idling up the hill ...
Pygmalion and My Fair LadyBased upon the Greek myth of the sculptor Pygmalion who fell in love with his own statue of a woman, George Bernard Shaw's celebrated play-and the musical adaptation by Alan Jay Lerner-feature phonetics professor Henry Higgins who transformed cockney flower girl Eliza into a lady.
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The Pearl"There it lay, the great pearl, perfect as the moon." Like his father and grandfather before him, Kino is a poor diver, gathering pearls from the gulf beds that once brought great wealth to the Kings of Spain and now provide Kino, Juana, and their infant son with meager subsistence. Then, on a day like any other, Kino emerges from the sea with a pearl as large as a sea gull's egg, as "perfect as the moon." With ...
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Notes From UndergroundThis collection showcases Dostoyevsky's evolving outlook on man's fate. The compelling works presented here were written at distinct periods in the author's life, at decisive moments in his groping for a political philosophy and a religious answer.
Includes: Notes from Underground, White Nights, The Dreams of a Ridiculous Man, and selections from The House of the Dead.
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NeuromancerCase was the sharpest data thief in the Matrix, until an ex-employer crippled his nervous system. Now a new employer has recruited him for a last-chance run against an unthinkably powerful artificial intelligence. With a mirror-eyed girl street-samurai riding shotgun, he's ready for the silicon-quick, bleakly prophetic adventure that upped the ante on an entire genre of fiction.
Needful ThingsNeedful Things was fantastic. I'm sorry I haven't read any other Stephen King books - this is the first Stephen King novel I've ever read, not counting On Writing. Although labeled as a horror writer, Stephen King goes beyond giving his readers goose bumps. Beyond the blood and gore lie very human stories of love, hate - and redemption
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The Long WalkOn the first day of May, 100 teenage boys meet for an event known throughout the country as "The Long Walk." If you break the rules, you get three warnings. If you exceed your limit, what happens is absolutely terrifying. Reissue.
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Lady With Little Dog and Other StoriesIn the final years of his life, Chekhov had reached the height of his powers as a dramatist, and also produced some of the stories that rank among his masterpieces. The poignant The Lady with the Little Dog and About Love examine the nature of love outside of marriage - its romantic idealism and the fear of disillusionment. And in stories such as Peasants, The House with the Mezzanine and My Life Chekhov paints ...
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ItIt's a small city, a place as hauntingly familiar as your own hometown. Only in Derry, the haunting is real...
They were just kids when they first stumbled upon the horror. Now they are grown-up men and women who have gone out into the big world to gain success and happiness. But none of them can withstand the force that has drawn them back to Derry to face the nightmare without an end, and the evil without a name.
Hocus PocusTarkington College, a small, exclusive college in upstate New York, is turned upside down when ten thousand prisoners from the maximum security prison across Lake Mahiga break out and head for the college.
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The GodfatherWith its brilliant and brutal portrayal of the Corleone family, The Godfather instantly burned its way into our national consciousness - and became one of the bestselling books in publishing history. Now this unforgettable saga of crime and corruption, passion and loyalty continues to stand the test of time, as the definitive novel of the Mafia underworld.
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Gerald's GameStephen King cranks up the suspense in a different kind of bedtime story. A game of seduction between a husband and wife goes horribly awry when the husband suddenly dies. But the wife's nightmare has just begun.
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DuneIn 1965, after being rejected by more than a dozen publishing houses, a book called "Dune" was brought out by the Chilton Book Company. Its respected author, journalist Frank Herbert, had written "Dune" with nothing more in mind than to entertain his readers with the telling of a particularly complex story, one which had occupied his thoughts for more than six years. No one - not Herbert, not Chilton, not the ...
Dolores ClaiborneBy her own account she's an old Yankee bitch, Dolores Claiborne: foul temper, foul mouth, foul life. Folks on Little Tall Island have been waiting thirty years to find out just what happened on the eerie dark day her husband, Joe, died - the day of the total eclipse. The police want to know what happened yesterday, when rich, bedridden Vera Donovan, the island's grande dame sans merci and Dolores's longtime ...
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Different Seasons"Buy Different Seasons. I promise you'll enjoy it... He creates people who are so alive, yоu can almost sense them." Minneapolis Star Tribune "The wondrous readability of his work, as well as the instant sense of communication with his characters, is what makes King the consummate storyteller that he is."
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Dark Tower III: Waste LandsRoland, The Last Gunslinger, moves ever closer to The Dark Tower of his dreams-and nightmares-as he crosses a desert of damnation in a macabre world that is a twisted image of our own...
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Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's CourtIn this acclaimed tour de force, Twain moves from broad comedy to biting social satire, from the pure joy of wild high jinks to deeply probing insights into the nature of man. Features a new Introduction by Leland Krauth.
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Black SundayFrom the genius of Thomas Harris, the #1 "New York Times" bestselling author who introduced the world to Hannibal Lecter, comes his terrifying and prophetic debut of an American who plans an act of terrorism at the Super Bowl?as the whole world watches. But in a mob of 80,000 people, how can they find him to stop him? The clock is ticking?
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4 Blondes"Sex and the City" author Candace Bushnell returns to the playgrounds of Manhattan's powerful and beautiful with her sizzling sensation "4 Blondes", which gives an insider's look at the romantic intrigues, liaisons, and betrayals among the elite. She chronicles the lives of four beautiful women - a model, a columnist, a socialite, and a writer - as they face turning points at which each must choose among her ...
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2001: Space Odyssey2001: A Space Odyssey is the classic science fiction novel that changed the way we looked at the stars and ourselves....
2001: A Space Odyssey inspired what is perhaps the greatest science fiction film ever made--brilliantly imagined by the late Stanley Kubrick....
2001 is finally here....
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1984Written in 1948, 1984 was George Orwell’s chilling prophecy about the future. And while 1984 has come and gone, Orwell’s narrative is timelier than ever. 1984 presents a startling and haunting vision of the world, so powerful that it is completely convincing from start to finish. No one can deny the power of this novel, its hold on the imaginations of multiple generations of readers, or the resiliency of its ...
Penguin Guided Tour of English LanguageThis is the definitive survey of the English language - in all its forms. Crystal writes accessibly about the structure of the language, the uses of English throughout the world and finally he gives a brief history of English. The book has been fully revised and there is a fascinating new chapter on 'The effect of technology' on the English language.
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The New Penguin Dictionary of BusinessThis brand new dictionary is the ideal handbook for everyone with an interest in the world of business, whether you are studying or are already at work and need to get to grips with the mass of jargon being used. Up-to-the-minute, clearly written by experts in their fields, with practical and relevant examples, The New Penguin Dictionary of Business covers a host of both general and more specialized business ...
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How to Write Effective EmailsThe Penguin Writers' Guides series provides authoritative, succinct and easy-to-follow guidance on specific aspects of written English. Whether you need to brush up your skills or get to grips with something for the first time, these invaluable Guides will help you find the best way to get your message across clearly and effectively. Many of us are spending more and more time using emails, especially at work. ...
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Villages BOwen Mackenzie's life story abounds with sin and seduction, domesticity and debauchery. His marriage to his college sweetheart is quickly followed by his first betrayal and he embarks upon a series of affairs. His pursuit of happiness, in a succession of small towns from Pennsylvania to Massachusetts, brings him to the edge of chaos, from which he is saved by a rescue that carries its own fatal price.
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Valhalla RisingSabotage, conspiracy and piracy above and below the waves finds Dirk Pitt plunged into his most dangerous adventure yet.
When the luxury cruise liner Emerald Dolphin - powered by a revolutionary new propulsion system - becomes a raging inferno and sinks mysteriously it is lucky that NUMA special projects director Dirk Pitt is on hand to rescue the passengers and investigate the tragedy.
Sifting through the undersea ...
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UlyssesКнига Джеймса Джойса "Улисс" - одна из самых необычных в мировой литературе. Это довольно объемная работа (в ней более 260 тысяч слов) и традиционно "Улисс" считается трудной книгой для прочтения. "Улисс" Джойса сразу после появления вызвал массу противоречивых откликов и споров. Действие книги происходит в родном городе Джойса - Дублине. Каждый эпизод происходит в определенном месте города, а место действия ...
Ten Short Stories (на английском языке)Penguin Student Editions have been specifically designed for readers who are studying a text in detaol. They include a helpful introduction and explanatory notes, character sketches, a text summary, a chronology, language notes, a selection of questions and topics for discussion and analysis, as well as suggestions for further reading.
There is not a modern short story writer anywhere to be compared with Roald ...
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Speaking With The AngelTwelve of the most successful and popular writers of today - including Helen Fielding, Robert Harris, Zadie Smith, Patrick Marber and Irvine Welsh - have written 6000-word fictional monologues along the lines of Alan Bennetts Talking Heads.
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Simple Rules of LoveThe Harrisons are a large and close-knit family. But with the grandchildren fast becoming adults and elderly Pamela struggling to adapt to widowhood and the emptiness of Ashley House, the four children of the middle generation find themselves equally lost in a changing world. This is a multi-generational story of love, lies and family ties.
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Secret Diary Of Adrian Mole (Puffin Ed)The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4 is the first book in Sue Townsend's brilliantly funny Adrian Mole series. Friday January 2nd I felt rotten today. It's my mother's fault for singing 'My Way' at two o'clock in the morning at the top of the stairs. Just my luck to have a mother like her. There is a chance my parents could be alcoholics. Next year I could be in a children's home. Meet Adrian Mole, a ...
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One Flew Over The Cuckoo's NestBoisterous, ribald, and ultimately shattering, Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is the seminal novel of the 1960s that has left an indelible mark on the literature of our time. Here is the unforgettable story of a mental ward and its inhabitants, especially the tyrannical Big Nurse Ratched and Randle Patrick McMurphy, the brawling, fun-loving new inmate who resolves to oppose her. We see the struggle ...
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One Day in the Life of Ivan DenisovichThis brutal, shattering glimpse of the fate of millions of Russians under Stalin shook Russia and shocked the world when it first appeared. Discover the importance of a piece of bread or an extra bowl of soup, the incredible luxury of a book, the ingenious possibilities of a nail, a piece of string or a single match in a world where survival is all. Here safety, warmth and food are the first objectives. Reading ...
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On The RoadOn the Road swings to the rhythms of 1950s underground America, jazz, sex, generosity, chill dawns and drugs, with Sal Paradise and his hero Dean Moriarty, traveller and mystic, the living epitome of Beat. Now recognized as a modern classic, its American Dream is nearer that of Walt Whitman than Scott Fitzgerald, and it goes racing towards the sunset with unforgettable exuberance, poignancy and autobiographical passion.
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OblomovIlya Ilyich Oblomov is a member of Russia's dying aristocracy a man so lazy that he has given up his job in the Civil Service, neglected his books, insulted his friends and found himself in debt. Too apathetic to do anything about his problems, he lives in a grubby, crumbling apartment, waited on by Zakhar, his equally idle servant. Terrified by the bustle and activity necessary to participate in the real world, ...
Natasha's Dance: A Cultural History of RussiaOrlando Figes’s enthralling, richly evocative history has been heralded as a literary masterpiece on Russia, the lives of those who have shaped its culture, and the enduring spirit of a people.
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Music For ChameleonsAt the centre of Music for Chameleons is Handcarved Coffins, a ‘nonfiction novel’ based on the brutal crimes of a real-life murderer.
Taking place in a small Midwestern town in America, it offers chilling insights into the mind of a killer and the obsession of the man bringing him to justice. Also in this volume are six short stories and seven ‘conversational portraits’ including a touching one of Marilyn Monroe, ...
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The Mummy DiariesRachel Johnson's hilarious take on life as a yummy mummy in West London and on Exmoor has been making her newspaper readers chortle for the last couple of years: now they are seamlessly turned into a diary of her year, from the dog's birthday party in January (games of Paws-the-Parcel) to the June sports days (where the mummies turn up at the school sports day in sports bras and running shorts with little back ...
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The Monkey Wrench GangAudacious, controversial and hilarious, The Monkey Wrench Gang is Edward Abbey's masterpiece - a big, boisterous and unforgettable novel about freedom and commitment that ignited the flames of environmental activism. Throughout the vast American West, nature is being vicitimized by a Big Government / Big Business conspiracy of bridges, dams and concrete. But a motley gang of individuals has decided that enough ...
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Map Czech RepublicAn indispensable companion to this country of inspiring landscapes and rich culture. The map covers every corner, taking in the handsome architecture of Prague to the spa towns of West Bohemia and the alpine splendour of the high Tatra mountains. for those travelling by car, there is detail of the road surfaces, distances between towns, road numbers, petrol stations and places of interest from castles to viewpoints. ...
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Lionboy: The ChaseCharlie Ashanti is on the run from an amazing floating circus with six homesick beautiful Lions and an extraordinary sabre-toothed creature. Charlie has promised to help the Lions find their way home to Morocco but he has his own problems: his Mum and Dad have been kidnapped and he is determined to find them. His new friends, King Boris of Bulgaria and his security chief, Edward, have promised to help. But can ...
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KaitlynThe Wilson family was torn apart the night little Christopher was almost killed ...
Though the two year-old survives the brutal attack by his drunken father, his older sister Kaitlyn is convinced it's all her fault. Christopher is taken into care and never returns to the family home on the notorious Roxford estate in South London. But the bond between the siblings remains strong, and as Kaitlyn gets older she ...
The Idiot‘He’s simple-minded, but he has all his wits about him, in the most noble sense of the word, of course’
Returning to St Petersburg from a Swiss sanatorium, the gentle and naive Prince Myshkin – known as ‘the idiot’ – pays a visit to his distant relative General Yepanchin and proceeds to charm the General, his wife and his three daughters. But his life is thrown into turmoil when he chances on a photograph of ...
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How to be BritGeorge Mikes has been studying the British for a long time; here in one book are his three major works, in which he unstintingly offers the fruits of forty years of field research to all aspirant Brits. Having himself been born abroad, Mr. Mikes is in the ideal position to counsel others in the same unhappy state - and even Brits born and bred may pick up a few unexpected tips from his irresistible blend of ...
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GULAGThe Gulag was Russia’s forgotten holocaust. The largest network of concentration camps ever created, it murdered millions and haunted all those who came out alive. Here, for the first time, is the full, moving story of its countless victims: how they lived, laboured, suffered – and survived to bear witness to one of history’s most terrible crimes.
A Friend Of The FamilyBrothers Tony, Sean and Ned had the perfect upbringing. They adore their parents and actually look forward to coming home for Sunday lunch. But now they’ve grown up and real life’s starting to get in the way.
Tony’s dealing with divorce and weight problem. Novelist Sean is up against a serious case of writer’s block and a shock announcement from his ‘perfect’ new girlfriend. And their parents have a new lodger, ...
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Free Prize Inside: The Next Big Marketing IdeaRemember when cereal boxes came with a free prize inside? You already liked the cereal, but once you saw that there was a free prize inside - something small yet precious - it became irresistible.
In his new book, Seth Godin shows how you can make your customers feel that way again. Free Prize Inside is jammed with practical ideas you can use right now to MAKE SOMETHING HAPPEN, no matter what kind of company ...
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FreakonomicsModern life can be baffling and chaotic. Is there any way of making sense of it? The answer, explains groundbreaking thinker Steven Levitt, lies in economics. Not ordinary economics, but freakonomics. It is at the heart of everything we see and do and the subjects that bedevil us daily: from parenting to crime, sport to politics, fat to cheating, fear to traffic jams. In Freakonomics Levitt turns conventional ...
Extremely Loud & Incredibly CloseIn a vase in a closet, a couple of years after his father died in 9/11, nine-year-old Oskar discovers a key...
The key belonged to his father, he's sure of that. But which of New York's 162 million locks does it open?
So begins a quest that takes Oskar - inventor, letter-writer and amateur detective - across New York's five boroughs and into the jumbled lives of friends, relatives and complete strangers. He ...
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Charlie and Lola: But excuse me that is my bookBeetles, Bugs and Butterflies is Lola’s absolute favourite book ever in the whole wide world. So naturally she is distraught when it’s not at the library. Someone else has borrowed it! Charlie tries everything he can think of to placate her but nothing is ever going to beat Beetles, Bugs and Butterflies. That is, until Charlie finds Chimps and Chimpanzees and then Lola has a new best book ever!
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East Of Eden (Penguin Modern Classics)'There is only one book to a man' Steinbeck wrote of East of Eden, his most ambitious novel. Set in the rich farmland of Salinas Valley, California, this powerful, often brutal novel follows the intertwined destinies of two families - the Trasks and the Hamiltons - whose generations helplessly re-enact the fall of Adam and Eve and the poisonous rivalry of Cain and Abel. Here Steinbeck created some of his most ...
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The Dreams In The Witch House & Other StoriesOne of the masters of 'weird fiction', H. P. Lovecraft expanded the vast boundaries of the horror genre with his vividly imagined stories of exotic and fantastical otherworlds, nightmarish dreamscapes or the supernatural terrors lurking beneath the surface of small-town America.
The shadow of New England's witch-hunting past hangs over many of the tales, as in 'The Shunned House' and 'The Dreams in the Witch ...
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Dead SoulsChichikov, a mysterious stranger, arrives in the provincial town of 'N', visiting a succession of landowners and making each a strange offer. He proposes to buy the names of dead serfs still registered on the census, saving their owners from paying tax on them, and to use these 'souls' as collateral to re-invent himself as a gentleman. In this ebullient masterpiece, Gogol created a grotesque gallery of human ...
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The Coral IslandThe famous tale of adventure, courage and loyalty in the South Seas. Fifteen-year-old Ralph, mischievous young Peterkin and clever, brave Jack are shipwrecked on a coral reef with only a telescope and a broken penknife between them. At first the island seems a paradise, with its plentiful foods and wealth of natural wonders. But then a party of cannibals arrives, and after that a pirate ship . . .
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The Complete Short Fiction‘He saw a most wonderful sight. Through a little hole in the wall the children had crept in … the trees were so glad to have the children back again that they had covered themselves with blossoms’
Fairy tales, ghost stories, detective fiction and comedies of manners – the stories collected in this volume made Oscar Wilde’s name as a writer of fiction, showing breathtaking dexterity in a wide range of literary ...
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Clarkson on CarsClarkson on Cars is a revamped, rejuvenated and expanded edition of Clarkson's classic collection of car journalism. Clarkson rewrote the rule book for motor journalism and here's how.
Opinionated, original and laugh-out-loud funny, this is Clarkson at his best.
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The Call Of Cthulhu & Other StoriesCredited with inventing the modern horror tradition, H. P. Lovecraft remade the genre in the early twentieth century, discarding ghosts and witches and instead envisaging mankind at the mercy of a chaotic and malevolent universe.
This selection of stories ranges from early tales of nightmares and insanity such as ‘The Outsider’ and ‘Rats in the Walls’, through the grotesquely comic ‘Herbert West – Reanimator’ ...
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The Brothers KaramazovOh, if you were the kind of man I am … I loved the shame of depravity. I loved cruelty … In a word – a Karamazov!’
The murder of brutal landowner Fyodor Karamazov changes the lives of his sons irrevocably: Mitya, the sensualist, whose bitter rivalry with his father immediately places him under suspicion for parricide; Ivan, the intellectual, whose mental tortures drive him to breakdown; the spiritual Alyosha, ...
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Brideshead RevisitedThe most nostalgic and reflective of Evelyn Waugh's novels, Brideshead Revisited looks back to the golden age before the Second World War. It tells the story of Charles Ryder's infatuation with the Marchmains and the rapidly-disappearing world of privilege they inhabit. Enchanted first by Sebastian at Oxford, then by his doomed Catholic family, in particular his remote sister, Julia, Charles comes finally to ...
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Breakfast at Tiffany'sIt's New York in the 1940s, where the martinis flow from cocktail-hour to breakfast at Tiffany's. And nice girls don't, except, of course, Holly Golightly. Pursued by Mafia gangsters and playboy millionaires, Holly is a fragile eyeful of tawny hair and turned-up nose, a heart-breaker, a perplexer, a traveller, a tease. She is irrepressibly 'top banana in the shock department', and one of the shining flowers ...
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Beyond The BlondeKathleen Flynn-Hui - hairdresser to the stars - takes readers behind the frosted glass panels of the top salons and into the glamorous and bitchy world of women (and men) who'd kill for a handful of honeyed highlights. Beyond the Blonde follows the fortunes of Georgia, a small-town girl with big-city ambitions as she makes her ascent to the position of colourist at one of the most exclusive salons in New York. ...
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The Annotated LolitaWhen Lolita was first published in 1955 it created a sensation and established Nabokov as one of the most original prose writers of the twentieth century. This annotated edition, a revised and considerably expanded version of the 1970 edition, does full justice to the textual riches of Lolita, illuminating the elaborate verbal textures and showing how they contribute to the novel's overall meaning. Alfred Appel, ...
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Anna Karenina‘Everything is finished. I have nothing but you now. Remember that’
Anna Karenina seems to have everything – beauty, wealth, popularity and an adored son. But she feels that her life is empty until the moment she encounters the impetuous officer Count Vronsky. Their subsequent affair scandalizes society and family alike and soon brings jealously and bitterness in its wake. Contrasting with this tale of love ...
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All For LoveShe was a princess, daughter of perhaps the most hated king in Europe. He was just a lowly hussar. Their love affair in turn-of-the-century Vienna was to scandalize a continent.
The story of Princess Louise of Belgium and Geza Mattachich, stepson of a minor Croatian count, began with no more than an exchanged glance in a park. Yet the princess and her soldier, divided by wealth and status, pursued their devotion ...
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Ada Or ArdorWritten in mischievous and magically flowing prose, Ada or Ardor: A Family Chronicle - Nabokov's other great love story - offers even more sexual and imaginative surprises than Lolita. A romance that follows Ada from her first childhood meeting with Van on his uncle's country estate, in a 'dream-bright' America, through eighty years of rapture, Nabokov's 'longest, richest, most ambitious novel' also becomes, ...
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About A BoyWhen you're 36, going on 18, life is about being hip, being cool, and embracing all that Mothercare has to offer...
Nick Hornby's best-selling novel is now a phenomenally successful film starring Hugh Grant, from the makers of Four Weddings & A Funeral, Notting Hill and Bridget Jones's Diary.
Starring: Hugh Grant (Bridget Jones's Diary); Toni Collette (Muriel's Wedding); Rachel Weisz (The Mummy Returns) and ...
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