Doctor Who. 12 doctors, 12 stories Holly Black, Neil Gaiman, Derek Landy, Charlie Higson, Alex Scarrow, Malorie Blackman, Richelle Mead, Patrick Ness, Philip Reeve, Marcus Sedgwick, Michael Scott, Eoin Colfer.Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Doctor Who: 12 Doctors 12 Stories.
The Glums. Eight 'Take It From Here' radio episodes from the 1950s, featuring Ron and Eth Glum. Jimmy Edwards stars as the beer-swilling head of the Glum household, with Dick Bentley as Ron and June Whitfield as Eth.
The Goon show. Compendium volume twelve : nine episodes of the classic BBC radio comedy series plus bonus features Spike MilliganNine vintage episodes of The Goon Show, plus bonus archive recordings. Please note: some of the humour reflects the era in which it was first broadcast.
Ladybird tales. Animal stories. Ladybird presents Ladybird Tales, a bright, richly adventurous audio story-telling experience.
Ladybird tales. Heroes and villains. Ladybird presents Ladybird Tales, a bright, richly adventurous audio story-telling experience.
Ladybird tales. Princess stories. Ladybird presents Ladybird Tales, a bright, richly adventurous audio story-telling experience.
Ladybird tales. Teatime stories. Ladybird presents Ladybird Tales, a bright, richly adventurous audio story-telling experience.
Things fall apart Chinua AchebeWith over eight million copies in print worldwide, Achebe's work is a definitive novel in African literature.
Little women : BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation Louisa May AlcottA BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of the evergreen classic novel by Louisa May Alcott.
Comrades : Brothers, fathers, heroes, sons, pals Stephen E AmbroseAcclaimed historian Stephen Ambrose begins his examination with a glance inward -- he starts this book with his brothers, his first and forever friends, and the shared experiences that join them for a lifetime, overcoming distance and misunderstandings.
D-Day, June 6, 1944 : the climactic battle of World War II Stephen E AmbroseChronicles the events, politics, and personalities of that pivotal day in World War II, shedding light on the strategies of commanders on both sides as well as the ramifications of the battle.
The golden keel Desmond BagleyAction thriller by the classic adventure writer set in Italy. When the Allies invaded southern Italy in 1943, Mussolini's personal treasure was moved north to safety under heavily armed guard. It was never seen again. Now, an expedition plans to unearth the treasure and smuggle it out of Italy. But their reckless mission is being followed - by enemies who are as powerful and ruthless as they are deadly.
See how they run Tom BaleIn the dead of night, new parents Alice and Harry French are plunged into their worst nightmare when they wake to find masked men in their bedroom. Men ruthless enough to threaten their baby daughter, Evie. This is no burglary gone wrong.
Deposed : an epic thriller of power, treachery and revenge David BarbareeIn a darkened cell, a brutally deposed dictator lies crippled - deprived of his power, his freedom - and his eyes. On the edge of utter despair, his only companion is the young boy who brings him his meagre rations, a mere child who fears his own shadow.
Knitbone Pepper, ghost dog : a horse called Moon Claire BarkerMeet Knitbone Pepper, the dead special ghost dog haunting Starcross Hall! Knitbone Pepper's beloved owner Winnie is fascinated by the stars after Knitbone digs up an ancient telescope. So when a heartbroken ghost horse asks for help finding her owner--a world-famous astronomer--Knitbone looks to the skies for a dazzling answer.
Barking up the wrong tree : the surprising science behind why everything you know about success is (mostly) wrong Eric BarkerMuch of the advice we've been told about achievement is logical, earnest...and downright wrong. In Barking Up the Wrong Tree, Eric Barker reveals the extraordinary science behind what actually determines success and most importantly, how anyone can achieve it.
Girling up : how to be strong, smart and spectacular Mayim BialikAs girls become young women, there are many changes that our bodies, brains and emotions go through, and expectations that need to be met. Using scientific facts, personal anecdotes and wisdom gained from the world around us, Bialik tells you how you grow from a girl to a woman biologically, psychologically and sociologically.
Maeve Binchy : collected stories Maeve BinchyA collection of full-cast dramatisations and readings from the bestselling author Maeve Binchy was a much-loved storyteller and this compilation of her finest fiction, as heard on BBC Radio, demonstrates all the warmth, wit and compassion that made her so popular.
The owl always hunts at night Samuel BjorkWhen a young woman is found dead, the police are quick to respond. But what they find at the scene is unexpected. The body is posed, the scene laboriously set.
The receiving end Malorie BlackmanVictoria and Antonia are identical twin sisters - but they are very different. Tori is quiet, shy and clever, while Toni is bitchy and desperate to be Queen Bee. Although Tori hates her sister, she never wanted to harm her: But now, she thinks she's killed her.
Paddington and the Christmas surprise Michael BondA funny, festive picture book about Paddington, the beloved, classic bear from darkest Peru. When the Browns take Paddington to the Christmas grotto at the local department store, their journey through the Winter Wonderland is full of unexpected surprises. But the best surprise is a present from Santa.
Paddington and the grand tour Michael BondPaddington is delighted when his friend Mr Gruber suggests going for a day out in the city. He is even more excited when he discovers they will be going on a tour bus. Unfortunately, the other tourists think he is their tour guide and follow him everywhere and soon the bear from Darkest Peru is soon deep in his own special brand of chaos.
Paddington and the marmalade maze Michael BondAs usual, Paddington manages to turn a perfectly normal outing into an adventure. Mr Gruber and Paddington are just about to be followed home by a crowd of eager tourists, when Paddington manages to lose them all in the maze.
Paddington at the carnival Michael BondPaddington visits the Spring carnival in Little Venice. It's Springtime again and Mr Gruber is taking Paddington down to the canal to join in the fun at the Spring Carnival.
Paddington at the Palace Michael BondWhen Mr Gruber takes Paddington to Buckingham Palace to watch the Changing of the Guard, there are so many people in the way he can't see a thing. But a mysterious someone 'on high' comes to his rescue and Paddington has a very good idea who it might be.
Paddington at the Zoo Michael BondWhen Paddington hears that he his going to visit the zoo he is very excited and makes 6 marmalade sandwiches to take with him in honour of the occasion. But at the zoo things don't go to plan. There are some very fierce, not to mention hungry animals there. It is not Paddington they are after though, it is his elevenses.
Paddington goes for gold Michael BondA brand new picture book starring Paddington, the classic bear from Darkest Peru, as he takes part in a local family sports event, with hilarious results! When Paddington attends a local family sports event with the Brown family, he can't wait to try his paw at as many activities as possible.
Paddington in the garden Michael BondWhen Paddington starts to make a list of all the nice things he can think of about being a bear and living with the Browns he is sure to include 'the garden'.
Paddington the artist Michael BondWhen Mr Gruber shows Paddington an outdoor painting exhibition he is inspired to take up a new hobby... After attending an Outside Exhibition, Paddington is inspired to take up painting himself.
A sweet misfortune Maggie BrendanRachel Matthews isn't one to rely on others to take care of her. Destitute and alone, she still wants to make her own way and her own money--even if she's forced into the life of a dance hall girl.
After the storm Lauren BrookeAlthough Amy is helping out with the horses at Heartland again, she is still weighted by a sense of guilt for her mother's death. And she misses her mom too much to dismiss her fear that she was responsible for the trailer crash.
The rules of engagment Anita Brookner'I have come to believe that there can be no adequate preparation for the sadness that comes at the end, the sheer regret that one's life is finished, that one's failures remain indelible and one's successes illusory.'
Eden Gardens T Louise BrownEden Gardens, Calcutta, the 1940s. In a ramshackle house, streets away from the grand colonial mansions of the British, live Maisy, her Mam and their ayah, Pushpa.
Stories from the secret war : CIA special ops in Laos Terrence M BurkeIn 1962, the International Geneva Accords declared Laos to be neutral and generally restricted from foreign interference and foreign troops. Thus began the CIA's secret war in Laos, led by a handful of CIA paramilitary officers in the mountains of Laos against North Vietnamese and Lao Communist forces.
Harper and the scarlet umbrella Cerrie BurnellHarper lives in the City of Clouds with her Great Aunt Sassy and her beloved cat, Midnight. When Midnight goes missing--together with all the cats of the neighbourhood--Harper realises that only her magical scarlet umbrella can help her find him.
Big boned Meg CabotLife is reasonably rosy for plus-size ex-pop star turned Assistant Dormitory Director and sometime sleuth Heather Wells. Her freeloading ex-con dad is finally moving out. She still yearns for her hot landlord, Cooper Cartwright, but her relationship with "rebound beau," vigorous vegan math professor Tad Tocco, is more than satisfactory.
Laddertop Orson Scott CardTwenty-five years ago, the Givers visited the Earth and gave the human race the most advanced technology ever created: the Ladders. Each of the massive towers stretches 36,000 miles into the sky and power the entire planet. Not long after, however, the Givers mysteriously disappeared, leaving only a few trained children behind to keep the Ladders operational.
Shadows in flight Orson Scott CardBean flees to the stars with three of his children, the three who share the engineered genes that gave him both hyper-intelligence and a short, cruel physical life.
The crown Kiera Cass35 suitors entered the Selection. Only 1 will win her heart. The fifth and final captivating novel in Kiera Cass's #1 New York Times bestselling Selection series!
The prince ; &, The guard Kiera CassBefore America Singer was chosen to compete in the Selection ... She was in love with a Six named Aspen Leger ... And there was another girl in Prince Maxon's life.
The last ever after Soman ChainaniA hilarious tween adventure set in a dazzling fantasy world with two extraordinary heroines - a modern day fairytale with bite. Once best friends, Agatha and Sophie were pulled apart like strangers, each in the arms of a boy, Good with Good, Evil with Evil... is their friendship lost forever after... But as they settle into their new lives, their story begs to be re-written.
See you in the cosmos Jack ChengA space-obsessed boy and his dog, Carl Sagan, take a journey toward family, love, hope and awe in this funny and moving novel for fans of Counting by 7s and Walk Two Moons. 11-year-old Alex Petroski loves space and rockets, his mom, his brother and his dog Carl Sagan - named for his hero, the real-life astronomer.
The Father Brown mysteries. Series 1 G K ChestertonFather Brown, a short, shabbily dressed Roman Catholic priest, takes on bandits, traitors, and killers. The reason for his success is simple. After years spent in the priesthood, he knows human nature, and is not afraid of its dark side. He understands the criminal mind and the motivation behind it.
Full wolf moon : a novel Lincoln ChildLegends, no matter how outlandish, are often grounded in reality. This has been the guiding principle behind the exhilarating career of Jeremy Logan, the "enigmologist"--an investigator who specializes in analyzing phenomena that have no obvious explanation.
The seven spiritual laws of success Deepak ChopraDeepak Chopra's #1 bestselling audio offers life-altering guidance on the attainment of success, distilled into seven simple, powerful principles that you can easily apply to your life.
Believe in magic Catherine CoeWhen cousins Cora, Isabelle and Lei discover magical hoof prints in the ground, they're whisked away to an amazing land where they're no longer girls? they're unicorns! But the animals in Blossom Wood don't believe in unicorns! Can the three cousins change their minds - with the help of a little magic?
Festival time Catherine CoeFestival Time: Isabelle, Lei and Cora are back in Blossom Wood - just in time for a magical festival. All of the animals are there, except for one. Lizzie the bunny is lost in Echo Mountains! Can the Unicorns of Blossom Wood use their magic to find her?
The spy Paulo CoelhoHer only crime was to be an independent woman ... When Mata Hari arrived in Paris she was penniless. Soon she was feted as the most elegant woman in the city. A dancer who shocked and delighted audiences, as a confidante and courtesan she bewitched the era's richest and most powerful men.
Benny and Babe Eoin ColferAbridged audiobook edition of Benny and Babe. Benny glowered at her. Babe by name, but most certainly not by nature. A summer in the Irish countryside is not Benny Shaw's idea of a good time.
The blind years Catherine CooksonBridget Gether's parents were killed in the wartime blitz, so she had lived with the Overmeers at Balderstone, their sprawling property in the Northumbrian countryside, since she was a child.
Clean kill : a sniper novel Jack CoughlinAt a 15th Century castle outside Edinburgh, Scotland, Sir Geoffrey Cornwell is brokering an unprecedented agreement. Prince Abdullah of Saudi Arabia and the Israeli Foreign Minister are scheduled to sign an historic peace treaty--that is, until their meeting is violently interrupted by a missile strike that leaves the Foreign Minister of Israel dead and Cornwell and the Prince injured.
9 ways to a resilient child Justin CoulsonHave you ever watched your child give up too quickly and easily, moaning 'I can't'. Perhaps your child resists going to school because they don't like their teacher or their friend rejected them. Maybe they failed in a sporting contest or an exam. One of the most frequent questions Kidspot parenting expert Dr Justin Coulson is asked is 'How can I help my child become resilient?'
Cuckoo Julia CrouchPolly is Rose's oldest friend. So when she calls with the news that her husband has died, Rose doesn't think twice about inviting her to stay. She'd do anything for Polly; it's always been that way.
The inferno : from the divine comedy Dante AlighieriDante's Hell is one of the most remarkable visions in Western literature. An allegory for his and future ages, it is, at the same time, an account of terrifying realism. Passing under a lintel emblazoned with these frightening words, the poet is led down into the depths by Virgil and shown those doomed to suffer eternal torment for vices exhibited and sins committed on earth.
Mars : our future on the Red Planet Leonard DavidAn inspiring exploration of the establishment of humans on Mars--tying into the National Geographic television documentary series Mars.
Poseidon's gold Lindsey DavisReturning to Rome after his mission to Germania, Falco finds that his mother is being harassed by a centurion named Censorinus, who says he is chasing a debt owed to him by Falco's brother Festus.
A mask of shadows Oscar De Muriel1889. The Scottish Play is coming home. But before the darling couple of London theatre, Henry Irving and Ellen Terry, take their acclaimed Macbeth north of the border, terror treads the boards on closing night in the capital.
The strings of murder Oscar De MurielEdinburgh, 1888. A violinist is murdered in his home. The dead virtuoso's maid swears she heard three musicians playing in the night. But with only one body in the locked practice room - and no way in or out - the case makes no sense.
The professor and the smuggler Bonnie DeeAn explorer at heart, former university professor Phillip Singleton's adventures have only taken place in his imagination - until recently. Exploring the Cornish coast to research a travel book, he encounters a living example of a pirate archetype.
The golden braid Melanie DickersonThe one who needs rescuing isn't always the one in the tower. Rapunzel can throw a knife better than any man. She paints beautiful flowering vines on the walls of her plaster houses. She sings so sweetly she can coax even a beast to sleep. But there are two things she is afraid her mother might never allow her to do: learn to read and marry.
Birdy Flynn Helen DonohoeThere is the secret of Birdy's dead grandmother's cat - how the boys tortured it and Birdy Flynn had to drown her in the river to stop her suffering.
Jack of spies David DowningJack McColl is a globe-trotting salesman for a luxury car firm. He is also a part-time spy for the fledgling Secret Service on the eve of the First World War.
Sherlock Holmes : the four novels collection Arthur Conan DoyleClive Merrison stars as Holmes with Michael Williams as Watson in these four adventures from the unique, fully dramatised BBC canon of Conan Doyle stories.
The house on the hill Susan DuncanIn The House on the Hill, Susan Duncan reaches an age where there's no point in sweating long-term ramifications. There aren't any. This new understanding delivers an unexpected bonus - the emotional freedom and moral clarity to admit to hidden and often fiendish facts of ageing and, ultimately, to find ways to embrace them.
Birdcage walk Helen DunmoreIt is 1792 and Europe is seized by political turmoil and violence. Lizzie Fawkes has grown up in radical circles where each step of the French Revolution is followed with eager idealism. But she has recently married John Diner Tredevant, a property developer who is heavily invested in Bristol's housing boom, and he has everything to lose from social upheaval and the prospect of war.
The bloody tower Carola DunnIn early 1925, the Honorable Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher--recent mother of twins--resumes her journalistic career by agreeing to write a piece about the Tower of London--the Bloody Tower--for an American magazine. Invited to observe the centuries-old ritual Ceremony of the Keys, she's spending the night (her first time away from her babies) since the complex is locked and guarded, and the high walls are surrounded by a disused moat.
Gunpowder plot : a Daisy Dalrymple mystery Carola DunnIn the winter of 1924, Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher travels to a school friend's house to witness the estate's famous Guy Fawkes celebration. But she gets more than the quiet weekend at the quaint family manse that she was originally hoping for. The home is the site of some severe family tension.
Wolfie the bunny Ame DyckmanThe Bunny family has adopted a wolf son, and daughter Dot is the only one who realizes Wolfie can--and might--eat them all up. Dot tries to get through to her parents, but they are too smitten to listen. A new brother takes getting used to, and when (in a twist of fate) it's Wolfie who's threatened, can Dot save the day?
My sister's bones Nuala EllwoodKate Rafter is a successful war reporter. She's the strong one - the one who escaped Herne Bay and the memories it holds. Her sister Sally didn't. Instead, she drinks. But when their mother dies, Kate is forced to return to the old family home. And on her first night she is woken by a terrifying scream. What secret has Kate stumbled upon? And is she strong enough to uncover the truth ... and make it out alive?.
Being a dad is weird : lessons in fatherhood from my family to yours Ben FalconeA funny and intimate look at fatherhood from the actor and writer/director of The Boss and Tammy that combines stories about his own larger-than-life dad and how his experiences raising two daughters with his wife, Melissa McCarthy, who also penned the Foreword, are shaped by his own childhood.
Roll over roly Anne FineRupert's puppy Roly is so round and warm and soft and lovely that Rupert hasn't the heart to be stern with him when he bounces about and behaves badly. But one day Rupert and Roly have to spend the day with Great Aunt Ada.
Sudden puff of glittering smoke and other stories Anne FineIn "A Sudden Puff of Glittering Smoke", a disgruntled genie who appears on Jeanie's desk at school appears to be the answer to her problems, but she quickly discovers that she and her genie have very different views of the world.
John Finnemore's double acts : six BBC Radio 4 comedy dramas John FinnemoreCelia Imrie, Alison Steadman, John Bird and Rebecca Front are among the cast of these BBC Radio 4 comedy dramas.
The nightwalker Sebastian FitzekAs a young man, Leon Nader suffered from insomnia. As a nightwalker, he even turned to violence during his nocturnal excursions and had psychiatric treatment for his condition. Eventually, he was convinced he had been cured - but one day, years later, Leon's wife disappears from their flat under mysterious circumstances.
On the other side Carrie Hope FletcherEvie Snow is eighty-two when she passes away in her sleep, surrounded by her children and grandchildren. But when Evie reaches her own private heaven, she finds that she's become her twenty-seven-year-old self and the door won't open.
A darkness upon the ice William R ForstchenFor two thousand years mankind has suffered a return to the Dark Ages. If Ormson was defeated it might never progress. His armies of Companions had taken Cornath's capital, and his suicidal ramfleets had swept Cornath's fleet from the world-girdling ice. But Michael Ormson, called the Ice Prophet by some, had not brought relief to the common people, and his officers were making powerful enemies. Soon Ormson would be fighting for his life.
The final day : a novel William R ForstchenAfter defeating the designs of the alleged federal government, John Matherson and his community have returned their attention to restoring the technologies and social order that existed prior to the EMP (Electro-Magnetic Pulse) attack.
The flame upon the ice William R ForstchenHis enemies had pinpointed the Prophet's weakness--but exploiting it might destroy them all. Michael Ormson--the Prophet--revolutionized icewar, and his ramfleets destroyed armadas that had terrorized the frozen seas for two thousand years. The Cornathian Brotherhoods knew they must act soon against Michael, for his forces grew more powerful each day, and the enlightened message his agents were spreading could only lead to revolt ...
Ice Prophet William R ForstchenFor millennia after the Accident, Earth lay cold and still, its small population punished by the dismal climate, harried by plague, and impoverished by frequent, bloody wars. Then, unexpectedly, a hero emerged and offered hope to the oppressed.
Pillar to the sky William R ForstchenPandemic drought, skyrocketing oil prices, dwindling energy supplies and wars of water scarcity threaten the planet. Only four people can prevent global chaos. Gary Morgan--a brilliant, renegade scientist is pilloried by the scientific community for his belief in a space elevator: a pillar to the sky, which he believes will make space flight fast, simple and affordable.
Flat spin David FreedBased in sunny Rancho Bonita--"California's Monaco" as the city's moneyed minions like to call it--Cordell Logan is a literate, sardonic flight instructor and aspiring Buddhist with dwindling savings and a shadowy past. When his beautiful ex-wife, Savannah, shows up out of the blue to tell him that her husband has been murdered in Los Angeles, Logan is quietly pleased.
The adventures of Alfie Onion Vivian FrenchAlfie Onion has just set off on a great adventure - but only to carry his brother's luggage. It's his elder brother, Magnifico Onion, who's destined to win their family a Happily Ever After. But when it turns out Magnifico isn't half the hero he's cracked up to be, it falls to Alfie to save the day - with a little help from his loyal dog, a talking horse and a couple of meddling magpies.
The cherry pie princess Vivian FrenchIt's not much fun being a princess: you have to be prim, proper and obedient. Princess Peony lives in a world full of magical creatures - hags, trolls, giants and fairy godmothers - but her father's strict rules leave her feeling bored and lonely.
Catch that bat! Adam FrostTom and Sophie Nightingale live on a barge with their zookeeper dad and vet mum, and as many animals as you can get on a small boat. Surely there's no room for any MORE animals in their life?
Stardust : BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation Neil GaimanMatthew Beard and Sophie Rundle star in a brand new BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of the bestselling novel by Neil Gaiman, narrated by Eleanor Bron.
True stories Helen GarnerHelen Garner visits the morgue, and goes cruising on a Russian ship. She sees women giving birth, and gets the sack for teaching her students about sex.
Trio Sue GeeNorthumberland, winter 1937. In a remote moorland cottage, Steven Coulter, a young history teacher, is filled with grief at the death of his wife. Through a charismatic colleague, Frank Embleton, and Frank's sister, Diana, he is drawn into the beguiling world of a group of musicians, and falls under their spell.
The third kingdom Terry GoodkindFrom the internationally bestselling author of the Sword of Truth series, comes a new Richard and Kahlan novel, sequel to The Omen Machine. The bloodthirsty Jit is dead, and against all odds Richard and Kahlan have survived.
The man within Graham GreeneThe Man Within tells the story of Andrews, a young man who has betrayed his fellow smugglers and fears their vengeance. Fleeing from them, with no hope of pity or salvation, he takes refuge in the house of a young woman, also alone in the world.
The human factor Graham GreeneA leak is traced to a small sub-section of SIS, sparking off the inevitable security checks, tensions and suspicions. The sort of atmosphere, perhaps, where mistakes could be made?
The recovering spender : how to live a happy, fulfilled, debt-free life Lauren GreutmanAfter learning how to curb her spending habits, Lauren Greutman shares her hard-earned knowledge on how to get out of debt and live without the financial pressures that many people face today.
The pardon James GrippandoJack Swyteck is a brilliant young defense attorney who got a murderer off on a technicality. His estranged father is Governor Harry Swyteck, an ardent supporter of the death penalty. When Jack is framed for murder and Harry is blackmailed, will they be able to overcome their differences in time to stop a psychopath with a strong sense of poetic justice?
Not your average nurse: the entertaining true story of a student nurse in 1970s London Maggie Groff'Over time, I nursed victims of war, the posh, the poor, the famous and the infamous ... Oh, the stories I can tell!' To a young girl the life of a student nurse sounds exciting, but with long hours and short shrift it's never easy.
Never say genius Dan GutmanAs their cross-country journey with their parents continues through the midwest, twins Coke and Pepsi, now thirteen, again face strange assassins at such places as the first McDonald's restaurant and Cedar Point Amusement Park.
Waking up : a guide to spirituality without religion Sam HarrisFor the millions of people who want spirituality without religion, Sam Harris's new book is a guide to meditation as a rational spiritual practice informed by neuroscience and psychology.
A few days in the country, and other stories Elizabeth HarrowerThis collection of short fiction from Elizabeth Harrower features a number of previously unpublished works, and Alice which was published for the first time in the New Yorker in 2015. Internationally acclaimed for her five brilliant novels, Elizabeth Harrower is also the author of a small body of short fiction.
Into the water Paula HawkinsIn the last days before her death, Nel called her sister. Jules didn't pick up the phone, ignoring her plea for help. Now Nel is dead. They say she jumped. And Jules has been dragged back to the one place she hoped she had escaped for good, to care for the teenage girl her sister left behind.
An affair with a notorious heiress Lorraine HeathThe son of a duke and an infamous mother, Alistair Mabry, Marquess of Rexton, fought his way to respectability. Now, the most eligible bachelor in London, marriage-shy Rexton will take only a wife with an impeccable reputation, good breeding, and a penchant for staying out of the gossip sheets.
A daring sacrifice Jody HedlundIn a reverse twist on the Robin Hood story, a young medieval maiden stands up for the rights of the mistreated, stealing from the rich to give to the poor.
Frankie Fish and the sonic suitcase Peter HelliarTwelve-year-old Frankie Fish hates visiting his grandparents. Grandad Fish is cranky, and yells a lot, and has a creepy hook for a hand - plus he NEVER lets Frankie go inside his shed. But after a teensy tiny prank goes wrong at school, Frankie is packed off to Old-People Jail for the whole holidays.
The devil's anvil Matt HiltonAccepting the task of protecting Billie Womack is a no-brainer for ex-counterterrorist soldier Joe Hunter, but it comes with complications. Billie's husband, Richard, stole thirty million dollars from some violent people.
The Killing Kind : Michael Hendricks Series, Book 1 Chris HolmMichael Hendricks is not a good man. He doesn't deserve a good life. But he is very good at his job. He's the killing kind. He knows he's a bad person, but he still has a code: he doesn't work for anyone but himself, and he never kills civilians.
The beautiful visit Elizabeth Jane HowardHer story begins with a 'beautiful visit' to friends in the country which serves as an awakening experience. What follows is an account of her struggle to retain the mood of her visit.
Warhorses of letters : complete series 1-3: the poignant BBC Radio 4 comedy Robert HudsonStephen Fry, Daniel Rigby and Tamsin Greig star in all three series of the poignant BBC Radio 4 comedy drama Warhorses of Letters is the world's finest and best-loved equine, military, epistolary romance, comprising the newly-discovered love letters between two horses united by passion but cruelly divided by conflict.
The last crocodile hunter Bob IrwinBob Irwin grew up in the Dandenong Ranges where his passion for wildlife was born. A near-death experience while working as a plumber made Bob realise he needed to follow his dreams, so he and his wife Lyn moved their young family to Queensland where they opened a wildlife park on the Sunshine Coast.
How to update your parents Pete JohnsonWhat can you do when you're trapped in a technology time warp? When Louis's parents decide he spends too much time 'glued to screens' they come up with their worst idea ever--a total ban on tablets, computers and mobiles! Louis needs a plan to fight back, and fast! Can his best friend Maddy come to the rescue?
The awesome book of rap, rhyme and putrid poetry Andy JonesThe funniest collection of rap, rhyme, riddles and poems you've ever heard. An awesome new collection from the bestselling author of The Enormous Book of Hot Jokes for Kool Kids and The Fartionary.
Legion Julie KagawaThe legions will be unleashed, and no human, rogue dragon, or former dragonslayer can stand against the coming horde. Dragon hatchling Ember Hill was never prepared to find love at all--dragons do not suffer human emotions--let alone with a human, and a former dragonslayer at that.
When breath becomes air Paul KalanithiAt the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade's training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, the next he was a patient struggling to live. When Breath Becomes Air chronicles Kalanithi's transformation from a medical student asking what makes a virtuous and meaningful life into a neurosurgeon working in the core of human identity - the brain - and finally into a patient and a new father.
A kind of light H R F KeatingWritten in 1987 and recently discovered by his widow, H.R.F. Keating's A Kind of Light is a homage to Joseph Conrad, a writer he greatly admired. It is from that author's Heart of Darkness that the title is taken.
Crimes of the Father Thomas KeneallyEx-communicated to Canada due to his radical preaching on the Vietnam War and other human rights causes, Father Frank Docherty is now a psychologist and monk. He returns to Australia to speak on abuse in the Church, and unwittingly is soon listening to stories from two different people - a young man, via his suicide note, and an ex-nun - who both claim to have been sexually abused by an eminent Sydney cardinal. This senior churchman is himself currently empannelled in a commission investigating sex abuse within the Church.
Uncle Shawn and Bill and the almost entirely unplanned adventure A L KennedyBadger Bill needs rescuing. He's been kidnapped by two nasty sisters who are about to make him fight a boxing match against three even nastier dogs. The four most depressed llamas in the history of llamas need rescuing too.
Signal, close, action! Alexander KentBut first he must secure the eastern Mediterranean and Egypt. Now Commodore of a newly-formed squadron in a British fleet stretched to the limit, Richard Bolitho faces one of the toughest commissions of his career: to ascertain the fighting strength of the French - then seek, find, and bring them to battle.
All day at the movies Fiona KidmanLife isn't always like it appears in the movies. In 1952, Irene Sandle takes her young daughter to Motueka. Irene was widowed during the war and is seeking a new start and employment in the tobacco fields.
My not so perfect life Sophie KinsellaKatie Brenner has the perfect life: a flat in London, a glamorous job and a super-cool Instagram feed. OK, so the truth is that she rents a tiny room with no space for a wardrobe, has a hideous commute to a lowly admin job and the life she shares on Instagram isn't really hers.
Dear Mr M Herman KochDear Mr M, I'd like to start by telling you that I'm doing better now. I do so because you probably have no idea that I was ever doing worse - much worse, in fact, but I'll get to that later on. Mr M is being watched.
Archivist Wasp : a novel Nicole Kornher-StaceWasp's job is simple. Hunt ghosts. And every year she has to fight to remain Archivist. Desperate and alone, she strikes a bargain with the ghost of a supersoldier.
Rich people problems : a novel Kevin KwanWhen Nicholas Young hears that his grandmother, Su Yi, is on her deathbed, he rushes to be by her bedside - but he's not alone. The entire Shang-Young clan has convened from all corners of the globe to stake claim on their matriarch's massive fortune.
Confessions of a domestic failure Bunmi LaditanThere are good mums and bad mums, and then there are hot-mess mums. Introducing Ashley Keller, career girl turned stay-at-home mum who's trying to navigate the world of Pinterest-perfect, Facebook-fantastic, and Instagram-impressive mommies but failing miserably.
Bye, bye, love K J LarsenChicago's Pants on Fire Detective Agency targets liars and cheats. But private investigator Cat DeLuca is once again up to her smokin' skinny jeans in murder.
Gorilla dawn Gill LewisThe thrilling and inspirational new story from award-winning storyteller Gill Lewis. Deep in the heart of the African jungle, a baby gorilla is captured by a group of rebel soldiers.
Scout and the sausage thief ; Star on Stormy Mountain Gill LewisPuppies to the rescue! Scout is excited about the day ahead at the Sausage Dreams Puppy Academy because today she's taking an important test on her way to becoming a police dog, and there's a mysterious sausage thief at large in Little Barking, if only Scout could find a way of catching him...
Denial : Holocaust history on trial Deborah E LipstadtIn her acclaimed 1993 book Denying the Holocaust, Deborah Lipstadt called David Irving, a prolific writer of books on World War II, "one of the most dangerous spokespersons for Holocaust denial." The following year, after Lipstadt's book was published in the United Kingdom, Irving led a libel suit against Lipstadt and her publisher.
Invisible Women Sarah LongIsn't it about time we talked about YOU? Tessa, Sandra and Harriet have been best friends through first crushes, careers, marriage and the trials of motherhood. After 20 years of taking care of everyone else's every need, they've found themselves hitting the big 5-0 and suddenly asking themselves: 'what about me?!'
How to catch a witch Abie LongstaffNothing has gone right for Charlie since her family moved. The house is creepy, school makes her nervous, and the village seems odd, spooky--almost...magical. Charlie is drawn into a tale of the unexpected, in which good must do battle with evil over an ancient curse. A tale in which Charlie will play a much bigger part than she ever imagined.
The incredible dadventure & a mumbelievable challenge Dave LoweThe Incredible Dadventure: Sometimes the best adventures happen close to home . . . Holly's dad is an explorer, having amazing adventures all over the world, while Holly is stuck at home with her mum, her baby brother and the dog. Now Dad's on a new expedition and he'll miss her 10th birthday.
The chicken nugget ambush Mark LoweryAn outdoor adventure trip is one thing, but can Roman Garstang survive a chicken nugget-only diet? Roman is all set for his class trip to Farm View outdoor survival centre.
Butterfly on the storm Walter LuciusA hit-and-run on a woodland road near Amsterdam involving an Afghan boy is connected to a powerful international crime syndicate. Journalist Farah Hafez, together with her colleague Paul Chapelle, gets caught up in an investigation that takes them all the way to Moscow and has greater political and personal ramifications than they bargained for.
Ginny Moon Benjamin LudwigMeet Ginny Moon. She's mostly your average teenager-she plays flute in the high school band, has weekly basketball practice, and reads Robert Frost poems in English class. But Ginny is autistic. And so what's important to her might seem a bit.different: starting every day with exactly nine grapes for breakfast, Michael Jackson, her baby doll, and crafting a secret plan of escape.
Jackpot! ; [and] Horror! Alan MacDonaldDirty Bertie is back for another helping of comic chaos! With ever-increasing madcap schemes and crazy capers, Bertie continues in his revolting ways. Join Bertie in Jackpot! as he wins the lottery (or thinks he does), cooks up a storm in the kitchen and finds himself face-to-face with a demon dolly! In Horror! join Bertie as he sneaks into a scary film, meets a bad-tempered guard dog on his paper round and ruins a priceless work of art on a school trip!
This matter of marriage Debbie MacomberIf I want to get married and have a family (and I do), it's time for a plan!! -from Hallie McCarthy's diary The alarm on Hallie's biological clock is buzzing away. She's hitting the big three-0 and there's no prospect of marriage, no man in sight.
You don't know me Imran MahmoodAn unnamed defendant stands accused of murder. Just before the Closing Speeches, the young man sacks his lawyer, and decides to give his own defence speech.
The haunting Margaret MahyEight-year-old Barney is willing to accept that the ghost of his Great-Uncle Cole might wish to be friends with him, but his family are sceptical. However, some of his older relations admit that there does seem to be something special about the boy. Barney's sister, practical Tabitha, determines to solve the mystery - but it is Troy, the oldest of the children, who finds out what the truth really is...
Nonstop nonsense Margaret MahyDiscover what happens when Mrs Delmonico announces she is feeling a little blue and promptly turns blue, and meet the cat who becomes a poet and the girl who starts a craze for hanging upside down.
A million little things Susan MalleryFrom the bestselling author of The Girls of Mischief Bay and The Friends We Keep comes a twisty tale of family dynamics that explores what can go terribly, hysterically wrong when the line between friendship and family blurs. Zoe Saldivar is more than just single-she's ALONE. sensation Susan Mallery!
The subtle art of not giving a fck : a counterintuitive approach to living a good life Mark MansonIn this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger cuts through the crap to show us how to stop trying to be "positive" all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people. For decades, we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life.
The tsar of love and techno : stories Anthony MarraFrom the New York Times bestselling author of A Constellation of Vital Phenomena--dazzling, poignant, and lyrical interwoven stories about family, sacrifice, the legacy of war, and the redemptive power of art.
Aussie midwives Fiona McArthur'Being present as the midwife at a baby's birth is one of life's glorious adventures.' Midwives play a vital role in supporting women through some of the most challenging and rewarding moments of their lives.
Guess how much I love you : the adventures of Little Nutbrown Hare. Season 3 Sam McBratneyBased on the bestselling picture book which has sold more than 35 million copies worldwide, this gentle series is about the love and friendship between father and son, wise Big Nutbrown Hare and inquisitive Little Nutbrown Hare.
Leap of faith Fiona McCallumJessica Harrington is a promising horserider who dreams of representing her country. But the recent death of her father - her coach and mentor - has left her doubting her ability to continue in the sport. When she fails at the Adelaide International Horse Trials her fears are confirmed - and her world begins to fall apart.
Team of teams : new rules of engagement for a complex world Stanley A McChrystalFormer General Stanley McChrystal held a key position for much of the War on Terror, as head of the Joint Special Operations Command. In Iraq, he found that despite the vastly superior resources, manpower, and training of the U.S. military, Al Qaeda had an advantage because of its structure as a loose network of small, independent cells.
Teacher man Frank McCourtA third memoir from the author of the huge international bestsellers Angela's Ashes and 'Tis. In Teacher Man, Frank McCourt reads his own account of his illustrious, amusing, and sometimes rather bumpy long years as an English teacher in the public high schools of New York City. Frank McCourt arrived in New York as a young, impoverished and idealistic Irish boy - but who crucially had an American passport, having been born in Brooklyn. He didn't know what he wanted except to stop being hungry and to better himself.
A murder in time : a novel Julie McElwainBeautiful and brilliant, Kendra Donovan is a rising star at the FBI. Yet her path to professional success hits a speed bump during a disastrous raid where half her team is murdered, a mole in the FBI is uncovered and she herself is severely wounded.
Eddy Stone and the epic holiday mash-up Hilary McKayWhen Eddy Stone finds a pirate in his Gran's bath, his miserable summer holiday turns into a treasure hunt. Setting sail in a ship-shaped shed, crewed by an old lady and a grumpy penguin, what could possibly stop them? (Apart from the world's most evil shopkeeper, a man-eating beast, and the maddest, baddest villain in all the seven seas.) All aboard for an EPIC adventure...
The Elmer treasury. Volume 3 David McKeeA modern classic, Elmer the colourful patchwork elephant has been a nursery favourite since his creation in 1989 and has sold over four million copies around the world. Elmer is not your normal grey elephant - his colourful exuberance cannot be contained for long!
Skintown Ciaran McMenaminWe're in the back of a car belonging to the men our mothers told us to never get in the back of a car of. I close my eyes and wonder how many girls will come to my funeral. Vincent Patrick Duffy has already checked out.
Brain rules : 12 principles for surviving and thriving at work, home, and school John MedinaMost of us have no idea what's really going on inside our heads. Yet brain scientists have uncovered details every business leader, parent, and teacher should know--like the need for physical activity to get your brain working its best.How do we learn? What exactly do sleep and stress do to our brains? Why is multi-tasking a myth? Why is it so easy to forget--and so important to repeat new knowledge? Is it true that men and women have different brains? In Brain Rules, Dr. John Medina, a molecular biologist, shares his lifelong interest in how the brain sciences might influence the way we teach our children and the way we work.
Cinder Marissa MeyerA forbidden romance. A deadly plague. Earth's fate hinges on one girl ... CINDER, a gifted mechanic in New Beijing, is also a cyborg. She's reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister's sudden illness.
Cress Marissa MeyerIncarcerated in a satellite, an expert hacker and out to save the world - Cress isn't your usual damsel in distress. CRESS grew-up as a prisoner. With only netscreens for company she's forced to do the bidding of the evil Queen Levana.
Scarlet Marissa MeyerSarlet Benoit's grandmother is missing. The police have closed her case. The only person Scarlet can turn to is Wolf, a street fighter she does not trust, but they are drawn to each other.
Dark suits and sad songs Denzil MeyrickWhen a senior Edinburgh civil servant spectacularly takes his own life in Kinloch harbour, DCI Jim Daley comes face-to-face with the murky world of politics.
The last witness Denzil MeyrickJames Machie was a man with a genius for violence, his criminal empire spreading beyond Glasgow into the UK and mainland Europe. Fortunately, James Machie is dead, assassinated in the back of a prison ambulance following his trial and conviction.
Whisky from small glasses Denzil MeyrickDCI Jim Daley is sent from the city to investigate a murder, after the body of a woman is washed up on an idyllic beach on the West Coast of Scotland. Far away from urban resources, he finds himself a stranger in a close-knit community. Love, betrayal, fear and death stalk the small town, as Daley investigates a case that becomes more deadly than he could possibly imagine, in this compelling Scottish crime novel infused with intrigue and dark humour.
The girl in green Derek B Miller1991. Near Checkpoint Zulu, 100 miles from the Kuwaiti border, Thomas Benton meets Arwood Hobbes. Benton is a British journalist who reports from war zones, in part to avoid his lacklustre marriage and a daughter he loves but cannot connect with; Hobbes is a Midwestern American private who might be an insufferable ignoramus, or might be a brilliant lunatic with a death wish - it's hard to tell.
Adolf Hitler : my part in his downfall Spike MilliganPenguin presents the unabridged, downloadable, audiobook edition of Adolf Hitler: My Part in his Downfall written and read by Spike Milligan. At Victoria station the R.T.O. gave me a travel warrant, a white feather and a picture of Hitler marked "This is your enemy". I searched every compartment, but he wasn't on the train...
Monty : his part in my victory Spike Milligan'It's all over, Von Arnheim has surrendered and he's very angry.' 'This could mean war...'The third volume of Spike Milligan's laugh-a-line account of life as a gunner in World War Two resumes on the eve of victory in North Africa.
Mussolini : his part in my downfall Spike MilliganA voice is calling across the land, "Bombardier Milligan.""Bombadier Milligan is dead," I replied in a disguised voice.The voice replied, "Then he's going to miss his breakfast."
The long drop Denise MinaWilliam Watt wants answers about his family's murder. Peter Manuel has them. But Peter Manuel is a liar. William Watt is an ordinary businessman, a fool, a social climber. Peter Manuel is a famous liar, a rapist, a criminal. He claims he can get hold of the gun used to murder Watt's family. One December night in 1957, Watt meets Manuel in a Glasgow bar to find out what he knows. Based on true events, The Long Drop is an extraordinarily unsettling, evocative and compelling novel from a writer at the height of her powers.
The long drop Denise MinaWilliam Watt wants answers about his family's murder. Peter Manuel has them. But Peter Manuel is a liar. William Watt is an ordinary businessman, a fool, a social climber. Peter Manuel is a famous liar, a rapist, a criminal. He claims he can get hold of the gun used to murder Watt's family. One December night in 1957, Watt meets Manuel in a Glasgow bar to find out what he knows. Based on true events, The Long Drop is an extraordinarily unsettling, evocative and compelling novel from a writer at the height of her powers.
Rumpole: the splendours and miseries of an old Bailey hack John MortimerMaurice Denham stars as John Mortimer's famous comic creation Rumpole of the Bailey Defender of the underdog, friend of South London villains and scourge of QCs, much-loved barrister Horace Rumpole was first brought to life on television, and in 1980 BBC Radio 4 introduced him to the airwaves for a 13-episode series.
The possessions Sara Flannery MurphyWho will prevail - the woman or the ghost? For five years Edie has worked for the Elysian Society, a secretive organisation that provides a very specialised service: its clients come to reconnect with their dead loved ones by channelling them through living 'Bodies'.
A history of Britain in 21 women Jenni MurrayI was 10 years old when I came across Boadicea, and she became the first woman to make me realise that the designated future of a girl born in 1950 - to be sweet, domesticated, undemanding and super feminine - was not always realistic. Boadicea battled the Romans.
Baby zebra rescue Tamsyn MurrayZoe loves living at Tanglewood Animal Park! Every day Zoe takes care of the animals. She splashes with penguins, feeds the lemurs--she even sees baby zebra, Flash, being born. It's a dream come true. Then Flash goes missing. Now Zoe has to find him, and soon! Where can that baby zebra be?
The punch and Judy girl Sheila NewberrySuffolk, 1925. At only 16 years old, May Moon travels to West Wick, Suffolk to become the local Punch and Judy girl. Determined to fulfil her dead father's wishes, and to continue his business, May has her work cut out for her during her summer on the beach. Staying with a local family, she not only enjoys the silvery sand and sunshine, she also experiences first love, partings and reunions. And, before long, realises that performing might be in her blood ...
Her fearful symmetry Audrey NiffeneggerWhen Elspeth Noblin dies, she leaves everything to the 20-year-old American twin daughters of her own long-estranged twin, Edie. Valentina and Julia, as enmeshed as Elspeth and Edie once were, move into Elspeth's London flat and through a series of developing relationships a crisis develops that could pull the twins apart.
Henry and the Guardians of the Lost Jenny NimmoThe yellow letter arrived on a Saturday, otherwise Henry would have been at school. The envelope was such a bright, sunny colour, no one would have believed that it contained a bombshell. Less than 10 minutes after the arrival of the mysterious letter, Henry is on the run with his Auntie Pearl, possibly never to return home. Henry has a secret. He is twelve, but he hasn't aged a day since the moment he was thrust a hundred years into the future. Now his secret has put him in danger. His only hope is the protection of the Guardians of the Lost.
Frogkisser! Garth NixTalking dogs. Mischievous wizards. An evil stepstepfather. Loads and loads of toads. Such is the life of a Frogkisser. Princess Anya needs to see a wizard about a frog. It's not her frog, it's her sister's. And it's not a frog, it's actually a prince. A prince who was once in love with Anya's sister, but has now been turned into a frog by their evil stepstepfather.
Blue Light Yokohama Nicolas ObregonSetagaya ward, Tokyo Inspector Kosuke Iwata, newly transferred to Tokyo's homicide department, is assigned a new partner and a secondhand case. Blunt, hard as nails and shunned by her colleagues, Assistant Inspector Noriko Sakai is a partner Iwata decides it would be unwise to cross.
Homage to Catalonia George OrwellGeorge Orwell's classic account of his experiences during the Spanish Civil War, dramatised for radio.
Dorothy must die Danielle PaigeI didn't ask for any of this. I didn't ask to be some kind of hero. But when your whole life gets swept up by a tornado - taking you with it - you have no choice but to go along, you know? Sure, I've read the books. I've seen the movies. I know the song about the rainbow and the happy little bluebirds.
Out of practice Penny ParkesMeet married mum of two and successful GP Holly Graham as she relocates her family to join The Practice at Larkford, hoping to find a peaceful life despite her two-year-old twins and a troubled marriage.
16th seduction James PattersonFifteen months ago, Detective Lindsay Boxer's life was perfect - she had a beautiful child and a doting husband, Joe, who helped her catch a ruthless criminal who'd detonated a bomb in downtown San Francisco, killing 12 people. But Joe isn't everything that Lindsay thought he was, and she's still reeling from his betrayal as a wave of mysterious, and possibly unnatural, heart attacks strikes seemingly unrelated victims across San Francisco.
The black book James PattersonBeing a cop runs in Billy Harney's family. The son of Chicago's Chief of Detectives whose twin sister, Patty, also followed in their father's footsteps, there's nothing Billy won't give up for the job, including his life. Left for dead alongside his tempestuous former partner and a hard-charging assistant district attorney out for blood, Billy miraculously survives.
The games James PattersonTwo years ago Jack Morgan, the head of the renowned worldwide investigation firm Private, was in charge of security for the World Cup in Brazil.
Humans, bow down James PattersonThe Great War is over. The Robots have won. The humans who survived have two choices they can submit and serve the vicious rulers they created or be banished to the Reserve, a desolate, unforgiving landscape where it's a crime to be human. And the robots aren't content following the orders of their soulless leader, they're planning to conquer humanity's last refuge.
Maximum Ride forever James PattersonThe ninth and ultimate Maximum Ride story is here! Legions of Max fans won't be disappointed by this encore episode in the beloved series about the incredible adventures of a teenage girl who can fly. As Maximum Ride boldly navigates a post-apocalyptic world, she and her broken flock are roaming the earth, searching for answers to what happened. All will be revealed in this last spectacular ride--a brand-new grand finale featuring all of the non-stop action, twists and turns that readers can rely on in a blockbuster Patterson page-turner!
School of Laughs James PattersonTeaching other kids how to be funny is the toughest gig that Jamie Grimm has ever had, and with the highest stakes. If he fails, his school library will be shut down for good! Even though he has a national contest trophy and a TV show under his belt, Jamie Grimm isn't one to sit back and relax.
The brutal telling Louise PennyA stranger is found murdered in the village bistro and antiques store and all clues point to bistro owner Olivier being the killer. Once again, Chief Inspector Gamache and his team are called in to strip back layers of lies, exposing both treasures and rancid secrets long buried--but not forgotten.
Revenge in a cold river Anne PerryLondon, 1869: The body of a middle-aged man is found tangled in a mass of rope and wooden wreckage near the dockside of the River Thames. Commander William Monk of the River Police is called when initial investigations reveal the man was shot in the back. When he learns that the man was a master forger who had just escaped prison, Monk's interest is piqued. But as his investigations lead him deeper into the murky world of smuggling and forgery, Monk is forced to confront his own forgotten past. It soon becomes clear that a bitter enemy is back for revenge. With his life and career in danger, can Monk discover the truth before it is too late?
Play bigger David B PetersonWinning today isn't about beating the competition at the old game. It's about inventing a whole new game - defining a new market category, developing it and dominating it over time. You can't build a legendary company without building a legendary category.
Breathing room Susan Elizabeth PhillipsShe's Dr. Isabel Favor, America's diva of self-help. He's Ren Gage, Hollywood's favorite villain. Sometimes you just know that God has a sense of humor. Dr. Isabel Favor has sacrificed everything to build her self-help empire.
Making money : a Discworld novel Terry PratchettIt's an offer you can't refuse. Who would not to wish to be the man in charge of Ankh-Morpork's Royal Mint and the bank next door? It's a job for life. But, as former con-man Moist von Lipwig is learning, the life is not necessarily for long.
The science of Discworld. III, Darwin's watch Terry Pratchett'Darwin's Watch' weaves together a Discworld novelette with cutting-edge scientific commentary on the evolution and development of the human mind, culture, language, art and science. The result is an original view of the world we live in. Roundworld is in trouble again, and this time it looks fatal.
The science of Discworld. II, The globe Terry PratchettThe acclaimed Science of Discworld centred around an original Pratchett story about the Wizards of Discworld. In it they accidentally witnessed the creation and evolution of our universe, a plot which was interleaved with a Cohen & Stewart non-fiction narrative about Big Science. In The Science of Discworld II our authors join forces again to see just what happens when the wizards meddle with history in a battle against the elves for the future of humanity on Earth.
The science of Discworld. IV, Judgement day Terry PratchettThe fourth book in the Science of Discworld series, and this time around dealing with THE REALLY BIG QUESTIONS, Terry Pratchett's brilliant new Discworld story Judgement Day is annotated with very big footnotes (the interleaving chapters) by mathematician Ian Stewart and biologist Jack Cohen, to bring you a mind-mangling combination of fiction, cutting-edge science and philosophy.
Heart of the land Sarah PrineasWith some convinced the Greencloaks are to blame for recent destruction, Conor, Abeke, Meilin, and Rollan find themselves on trial and later on the run when a Greencloak attacks the council of world leaders from within its ranks.
Dancing at midnight Julia QuinnLady Arabella Blydon has beauty and a brain, and she's tired of men who can see only one without the other. When a suitor tells Arabella he's willing to overlook her appalling bluestocking tendencies on account of her looks and fortune, she decides to take a break from the Marriage Mart. learn to love again?
The girl with the make-believe husband Julia QuinnWhile you were sleeping...With her brother Thomas injured on the battlefront in the Colonies, orphaned Cecilia Harcourt has two unbearable choices: move in with a maiden aunt or marry a scheming cousin. Instead, she chooses option three and travels across the Atlantic, determined to nurse her brother back to health. But after a week of searching, she finds not her brother but his best friend, the handsome officer Edward Rokesby.
The man who broke the bank at Monte Carlo : Charles Deville Wells, gambler and fraudster extrodinaire Robin QuinnCharles Deville Wells has two loves in life: Jeannette, his beautiful French mistress, and his sumptuous yacht, the Palais Royal.
The bird tribunal Agnes RavatnTV presenter Allis Hagtorn leaves her partner and her job to take voluntary exile in a remote house on an isolated fjord. But her new job as housekeeper and gardener is not all that it seems, and her silent, surly employer, 44-year-old Sigurd Bagge, is not the old man she expected.
The ten (food) commandments Jay RaynerBritain's culinary Moses brings us the new foodie rules to live by, celebrating what and how we eat. The Ten Commandments may have had a lot going for them, but they don't offer those of us located in the 21st century much in the way of guidance when it comes to our relationship with our food.
Cosmo and the secret spell Gwyneth ReesCosmo the witch-cat has his paws full with his new baby brothers and sisters. Especially when the kittens accidentally get turned into frogs by the kindly Frog-Witch. But before she has a chance to magic them back, the Frog-Witch and all the frog-kittens are kidnapped by a sinister stranger with froggy plans. Can Cosmo come up with the purr-fect way to save the day... before it's too late?.
Blood symmetry Kate RhodesClare Riordan and her son Mikey are abducted from Clapham Common early one morning. Hours later, the boy is found wandering disorientated. Soon after, a pack of Clare's blood is left on a doorstep in the heart of the City of London. Alice Quentin is brought in to help the traumatised child uncover his memories--which might lead them to his mother's captors. But she swiftly realises Clare is not the first victim...nor will she be the last. The killers are driven by a desire for revenge...and in the end, it will all come down to blood.
Though this be madness Penny RichardsShakespearean actress turned Pinkerton detective Lilly Long and her reluctant partner, Cade McShane, travel to New Orleans to save a young widow from a fate worse than death.
The hidden oracle Rick RiordanHow do you punish an immortal? By making him human. After angering his father Zeus, the god Apollo is cast down from Olympus. Weak and disoriented, he lands in New York City as a regular teenage boy. Now, without his godly powers, the four-thousand-year-old deity must learn to survive in the modern world until he can somehow find a way to regain Zeus's favor. But Apollo has many enemies-gods, monsters, and mortals who would love to see the former Olympian permanently destroyed. Apollo needs help, and he can think of only one place to go...an enclave of modern demigods known as Camp Half-Blood.
The hidden oracle Rick RiordanHow do you punish an immortal? By making him human. After angering his father Zeus, the god Apollo is cast down from Olympus. Weak and disoriented, he lands in New York City as a regular teenage boy. Now, without his godly powers, the 4000-year-old deity must learn to survive in the modern world until he can somehow find a way to regain Zeus's favour. But Apollo has many enemies - gods, monsters and mortals who would love to see the former Olympian permanently destroyed. Apollo needs help, and he can think of only one place to go ... an enclave of modern demigods known as Camp Half-Blood.
Magnus Chase and the gods of Asgard. II, The hammer of Thor Rick RiordanThor's hammer is missing again. The thunder god has a habit of misplacing his weapon - which happens to be the mightiest force in the Nine Worlds. But this time the hammer isn't just lost, it has fallen into enemy hands. Magnus Chase and his friends must find it, fast. If they don't, the mortal worlds will be defenceless against an onslaught of giants, and the Nine Worlds will burn. But the only person who can help them is the gods' worst enemy, Loki - and the price he wants is very high.
The second Mrs. Hockaday : a novel Susan Rivers
Who let the dog out? David RosenfeltA lawyer by day, and then only when he's forced to take on new cases, Andy Carpenter's true passion is the Tara Foundation, the dog rescue organization he runs with his friend Willie Miller. So it's frightening when Willie calls him to say the alarm has gone off at the foundation building, and there's clearly been a break-in.
The improbability of love Hannah RothschildWhen lovelorn Annie McDee stumbles across a dirty painting in a junk shop while looking for a present for an unsuitable man, she has no idea what she has discovered. Soon she finds herself drawn unwillingly into the tumultuous London art world, populated by exiled Russian oligarchs, avaricious Sheikas, desperate auctioneers and unscrupulous dealers, all scheming to get their hands on her painting - a lost 18th-century masterpiece called 'The Improbability of Love'. Delving into the painting's past, Annie will uncover not just an illustrious list of former owners, but some of the darkest secrets of European history - and in doing so she might just learn to open up to the possibility of falling in love again.
The god of small things Arundhati RoyWinner of the 1997 Booker Prize. The richly exotic story of the childhood the twins Esthappen and Rahel craft for themselves amongst India's vats of banana jam and mountains of peppercorns. Here, perhaps, is the greatest Indian novel by a woman. Arundhati Roy's 'The God of Small Things' is an astonishingly rich, fertile novel, teeming with life, colour, heart-stopping language, wry comedy and a hint of magical realism.
Riding freedom Pam Munoz RyanCharlotte Parkhurst was raised in an orphanage for boys, which suited her just fine. She didn't like playing with dolls, she could hold her own in a fight, and she loved to work in the stable. Charlotte had a special way with horses and wanted to spend her life training and riding them on a ranch of her own.
Option B : facing adversity, building resilience, and finding joy Sheryl SandbergA powerful, inspiring, and practical book about building resilience and moving forward after life's inevitable setbacks. After the sudden death of her husband, Sheryl Sandberg felt certain that she and her children would never feel pure joy again. "I was in 'the void,'" she writes, "a vast emptiness that fills your heart and lungs and restricts your ability to think or even breathe."
Year of no clutter : a memoir Eve O SchaubFrom the author of Year of No Sugar, Year of No Clutter is a deeply inspiring--and frequently hilarious--examination of why we keep stuff in the first place, and how to let it all go.
A traitor in the family Nicholas Searle'While her husband prepared to murder a young man he had never met, Bridget O'Neill completed her packing for Christmas with her in-laws.' Francis O'Neill is a terrorist, trained to kill for his cause. Bridget is his wife, expected to be loyal and stand by her husband.
Dark fragments Rob SinclairMurder. Money. Revenge. Outwardly, Ben Stephens appears to be a normal, hardworking family man. In reality his life has been in turmoil since the murder of his wife, Alice, seven years ago. The killer was never caught.
Sailing alone around the world Joshua SlocumChallenged by an expert who said it couldn't be done, Joshua Slocum, a fearless New England sea captain, set out in April of 1895 to prove that a man could sail alone around the world. 46,000 miles and a little over 3 years later, the proof was complete.
The Abominators and the Forces of Evil J L SmithMucker, Boogster, Cheesy and Bob are The Abominators! They're learning to live with posh boy Cecil and his panty wanty woos. If you put them under pressure, they might even say he's part of the gang. But then the Forces of Evil turn up in the shape of two very mean teachers. They've got plans for Cecil. Plans which involve fear, destruction and possibly the end of the world! Can the Abominators save Cecil from a fate worse than detention?
Kidnapped Robert Louis StevensonA gripping BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of the classic adventure story by Robert Louis Stevenson. It is 1751, and 17-year-old David Balfour is all alone in the world. Recently orphaned, he receives a letter instructing him to seek out his sole remaining relative at the House of Shaws. But on meeting his uncle Ebenezer, David soon realises that he is a shifty, miserly man with designs on his inheritance. After an attempt on David's life fails, Ebenezer tricks him into boarding the brig Covenant, where he is knocked unconscious, kidnapped and taken to sea.
Night of the living dummy R L StineLindy and Kris become interested in ventriloquism, but they hardly suspect that Kris' new dummy has a mind of its own.
Dracula Bram StokerTom Hiddleston (The Night Manager) stars as Jonathan Harker with David Suchet (Poirot) as Dracula in Liz Lochhead's powerful BBC radio adaptation of the classic novel by Bram Stoker When solicitor Jonathan Harker sets off for Transylvania to sell the mysterious Count Dracula a Gothic mansion, his bride-to-be Mina begs him to stay - to no avail.
A chance of stormy weather Tricia StringerSelf-reliant Sydney girl, Paula, is looking forward to a new life in the country. Just married to sheep farmer Dan Woodcroft, she can't wait to escape her protective family and exchange her busy existence for a new life down on the farm in rural South Australia.
Our mathematical universe : my quest for the ultimate nature of reality Max TegmarkMax Tegmark leads us on an astonishing journey through past, present, and future, and through the physics, astronomy, and mathematics that are the foundation of his work, most particularly his hypothesis that our physical reality is a mathematical structure and his theory of the ultimate multiverse. In a dazzling combination of both popular and groundbreaking science, he not only helps us grasp his often mind-boggling theories (his website gives a flavor of how they might boggle the mind), but he also shares with us some of the often surprising triumphs and disappointments that have shaped his life as a scientist. Fascinating from first to last--here is a book for the full science-reading spectrum.
The Hot Flash Club Nancy ThayerFaye, Marilyn, Alice, and Shirley. Four women with skills, smarts, and secrets--all feeling over the hill and out of the race. But in a moment of delicious serendipity, they meet and realize they share more than raging hormones and lost dreams. Now as the Hot Flash Club, where the topics of motherhood, sex, and men are discussed with double servings of chocolate cake, they vow to help each other...and themselves.
Code of conduct Brad ThorHidden deep within one of the world's most powerful organizations is a secret committee with a devastating agenda. Its members are afforded incredible protections - considered elites, untouchables. But when four seconds of video is captured halfway around the world and anonymously transmitted to D.C., covert wheels are set in motion, and counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath is tapped to undertake the deadliest assignment of his career.
The vanishing Sophia TobinTwenty years ago, one-year-old Lauren disappeared. Now, expoliceman Tom Lomax gets a mysterious offer from an heiress, Sara. She wants him to fly to her private island, all expenses paid. He cannot help but be intrigued. But Sara has received a troubling message and has no one to turn to and doesn't know whom she can trust. In a matter of hours, both will be thrown headfirst into a race against time that will challenge everything they've believed in and change both their lives forever.
Restoration : a novel of seventeenth-century England Rose TremainBlessed with a quick wit and sparkling charm, Robert Merivel rises quickly, soon finding favour with the King, and privileged with a position as 'paper groom' to the youngest of the King's mistresses. But by falling in love with her, Merivel transgresses the one rule that will cast him out from his new-found paradise. Determined to be restored to the King's grace, Merivel begins a journey of self-knowledge and soon discovers that the King's pleasure is equally matched by his wrath.
Astrophysics for people in a hurry. Neil De Grasse TysonWhat is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? There's no better guide through these mindexpanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and bestselling author Neil deGrasse Tyson.
The red hunter : a novel Lisa UngerWhat is the difference between justice and revenge? In this buzzworthy new thriller by New York Times bestselling author Lisa Unger, two wronged women on very different paths find themselves in the same dark place...Claudia Bishop's perfect life fell apart when the aftermath of a brutal assault left her with a crumbling marriage, a newborn daughter, and a constant sense of anxiety about the world around her.
Boy soldiers of the Great War Richard Van EmdenThe youngest soldier who fought in the Great War is believed to have been just 12 years old. Many thousands of other boys are known to have faked eye tests, inflated their small chests and stood on tiptoes to bluff their way into a war of unforeseen horror. How and why so many under-aged boys were able to get to the battlefields is a complex mystery of World War I, and until Richard van Emden's classic account, largely unexplored.
Spoils Brian Van ReetIt is the spring of 2003 and coalition forces are advancing on Iraq. Images of a giant statue of Saddam Hussein crashing to the ground in Baghdad are being beamed to news channels around the world. Nineteen-year-old Specialist Cassandra Wigheard, on her first deployment since joining the US army two years earlier, is primed for war.
The English daughter Maggie WadeyAs a child, writer Maggie Wadey was aware her mother was different from her father and his family, and that the difference was do with her Irishness, but she knew nothing of her Tipperary background. Then, before she died, Agnes Kavanagh began to talk about the past. Gradually, Maggie began to piece together her mother's early life. But it was only after Agnes's death that she discovered another story--a life and a secret hidden in layers of silence.
David Walliams presents... The slightly annoying elephant/ David Walliams. David WalliamsWhat's big, blue, bossy, and turns up uninvited? A slightly annoying elephant, of course!
Cats in the city Tom WatsonJoin Stick Cat and his sidekick Edith on another dangerous, epic, and hilarious rescue mission. Stick Cat is going somewhere he's never been before--his best friend Edith's apartment. It's got everything: donut crumbs in the sink, a fire escape, and a window with a great view of the big city. While admiring the view, Stick Cat sees trouble. Hazel, the bagel maker, is in serious danger in the building across the alley. Stick Cat will use his smarts--and Edith's appetite--to devise a rescue plan. But can Hazel hang on long enough for this dynamic duo to save her?
Lost in the storm Holly WebbElla loves her kitten, Fluff, and worries about her going missing again. When a sudden blizzard sets in, Fluff loses her way.
The pearl thief Elizabeth E WeinSixteen-year-old Julie Beaufort-Stuart is returning to her family's ancestral home in Perthshire for one last summer. It is not an idyllic return to childhood. Her grandfather's death has forced the sale of the house and estate and this will be a summer of goodbyes. Not least to the McEwen family - Highland travellers who have been part of the landscape for as long as anyone can remember - loved by the family, loathed by the authorities.
Horizon Scott WesterfeldWhen a plane crash-lands in the arctic, eight young survivors step from the wreckage expecting to see nothing but ice and snow. Instead they find themselves lost in a strange jungle with no way to get home and little hope of rescue. Food is running out. Water is scarce. And the jungle is full of threats unlike anything the survivors have ever seen before--from razor-beaked shredder birds to carnivorous vines and much, much worse. With danger at every turn, these eight kids must learn to work together to survive. But cliques and rivalries threaten to tear them apart. And not everyone will make it out of the jungle alive.
Happy Valley Patrick WhiteBased on Patrick White's own experiences in the early 1930s as a jackaroo at Bolaro, near Adaminaby in south-eastern New South Wales, Happy Valley paints a portrait of a community in a desolate landscape. It is a jagged and restless study of small-town and country life. Happy Valley is a place of dreams and secrets, of snow and ice and wind. In this remote little town, perched in its landscape of desolate beauty, everybody has a story to tell about loss and longing and loneliness, about their passion to escape.
The killer Susan WilkinsShe was a woman, so they thought she'd be easy to kill ... Kaz Phelps is on the run - from the past, from the legacy of her criminal family, from the haunting memories of her murdered lover.
The children's hour Marcia WillettNest and Mina still live at Ottercombe, their beautiful old rambling childhood home in the depths of Devon. They came to the house before the war, when as small children they played with their sisters and brothers in the gardens and the woods and the nearby beach while their mother read them stories and their father visited at weekends.
Override : my quest to go beyond brain training and take control of my mind Caroline WilliamsCan you really rewire an adult brain? In theory the answer is 'yes', but there's a problem: no-one seems to know exactly how to do it. In Override, science journalist Caroline Williams sets off on a mission to find the answer.
Hopes and dreams Dee WilliamsAs the war rages on, excitement comes in the form of American GIs posted in London. Although Dolly is engaged to Tony, she can't help but fall in love with Joe, a dashing American.
Farewell my French love Nadine WilliamsJournalist Nadine Williams is heartbroken following the untimely death of her French-born husband, Olivier. Long-time friend Jane, alarmed at Nadine's despair, suggests a return to Europe to restore her joie de vivre: ending in Paris where Nadine's love for Olivier was borne. Their journey from Barcelona to Paris is peppered with hilarious battles about food, fashion and politics, which challenge their friendship.
Forty autumns : a family's story of courage and survival on both sides of the Berlin Wall Nina WillnerIn this illuminating and deeply moving memoir, a former American military intelligence officer goes beyond traditional Cold War espionage tales to tell the true story of her family of five women separated by the Iron Curtain for more than forty years, and their miraculous reunion after the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Clover Moon Jacqueline WilsonClover Moon's imagination is her best escape from a life of hardship in poverty-stricken Victorian London. When tragedy plunges her into a world of grief, Clover realises that everything she loved about the place she called home is gone. Clover hears of a place she could run to, but where will she find the courage - and the chance - to break free? And could leaving her family be just what she needs to find a place that really feels like home?.
Frost. A touch of Frost R D WingfieldA BBC Radio 4 full-cast drama starring Derek Martin, the precursor to the popular TV series and novels. Jack Frost is disheveled, disorganised and disrespectful. His superiors don't like him. He has a habit of doing things his way - and getting results. But when Denton CID is faced with a spate of major crimes, Frost finds himself under pressure. A young woman becomes the sixth victim of a multiple rapist, a teenage girl goes missing, there's a robbery at the Purple Parrot nightclub, and an old man is injured in a hit-and-run. With all this on his plate, Frost has little time and less patience for paperwork - but if he doesn't submit the overtime reports, there will be hell to pay.
Better off dead Tom WoodA hitman must be anonymous, amoral -- and alone. Victor is the face in the crowd you don't see, a perfect assassin with nothing to live for. But when an old friend turns to him for help, he finds he can't refuse. For once his objective isn't to kill, but to protect. Hunted through the streets of London by ruthless enemies, Victor needs to be more than just a bodyguard, but his every move leads danger closer to the very person he's vowed to defend.
A time to die Tom WoodIf the assassin known only as Victor once had a moral compass, it is long since buried. Yet some men are so evil even Victor accepts they must die for reasons other than just money. One such is Milan Rados, a former commander in the Serbian army who escaped trial at The Hague to become a formidable criminal power. Tracking down and killing this brutal man will win Victor a reprieve for his own crimes on British soil. But Victor isn't the only one who wants Rados dead. A woman, whose family was butchered on the tyrant's orders, will do anything to see Rados' blood spilled on the snow of Eastern Europe.
The 5th wave Richard YanceyAfter the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one. Now is the dawn of the fifth wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. Runs from the beings that only look human, who have scattered Earth's last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan may be her only hope. Now Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death.
The infinite sea Richard YanceySurviving the first four waves was nearly impossible. Now Cassie Sullivan finds herself in a new world, a world in which the fundamental trust that binds us together is gone. As the 5th Wave rolls across the landscape, Cassie, Ben, and Ringer are forced to confront the Others' ultimate goal: the extermination of the human race. Cassie and her friends haven't seen the depths to which the Others will sink, nor have the Others seen the heights to which humanity will rise, in the ultimate battle between life and death, hope and despair, love and hate.
The last star Richard YanceyAfter the1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one. Now is the dawn of the 5th wave On a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs. Runs from the beings that only look human, who have scattered Earth's last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan may be her only hope. Now Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death.
The barbarians are here : preventing the collapse of western civilization in times of terrorism Michael YoussefAs our civilization rushes headlong towards collapse, it seems there is nothing we can do to avert catastrophe... or is there? For decades, American were vaguely aware that Islamist barbarians were in the deserts of the Middle East and in the mountains of Afghanistan and Pakistan, executing "infidels" and raiding villages with unrecognizable names.
Army fundamentals : from making soldiers to the limits of the military instrument edited by B.K. GreenerHow does an Army recruit attain an identity with soldierhood? What do they give up and what do they gain? What happens when a young officer, indoctrinated in a military way of thinking, is thrust into the academic, free-thinking environment of a university?
The Ashtons : Cole, Abigail & Megan Entangled. After one sultry summer together, Dixie McCord's affair with Cole Ashton had grown chilly. Unable to stay with a man who put business before love, Dixie had left Napa.
Begin, end, begin : a #loveozya anthology edited by Danielle BinksBrilliantly entertaining short stories from beloved young adult Australian authors Amie Kaufman, Melissa Keil, Will Kostakis, Ellie Marney, Jaclyn Moriarty, Michael Pryor, Alice Pung, Gabrielle Tozer, Lili Wilkinson and Danielle Binks.
Conversation starters for Fredrik Backman's A man called Ove Daily BooksThere is a man who has lost all hope in life. He has been brought up to do the right thing, but has never been able to show much emotion. After the death of his beloved wife, Ove has no reason to live. That is until an Iranian woman named Parwaneh shows up next door with her clumsy husband and two adorable daughters.
Cyber security and policy : a substantive dialogue edited by Andrew Colarik, Julian Jang-Jaccard and Anuradha MathraniA world without the advantages and convenience provided by cyberspace and the internet of things is now unimaginable. But do we truly grasp the threats to this massive, interconnected system? And do we really understand how to secure it? After all, cyber security is no longer just a technology problem; the effort to secure systems and society are now one and the same. This book discusses cyber security and cyber policy in an effort to improve the use and acceptance of security services. It argues that a substantive dialogue around cyberspace, cyber security and cyber policy is critical to a better understanding of the serious security issues we face.
Guide to Jessica Bennett's Feminist fight club : an office survival manual (for a sexist workplace) InstareadThis is a companion to Jessica Bennett's Feminist Fight Club and NOT the original book. Preview: Feminist Fight Club by Jessica Bennett is a guide for women to counteract behaviours and trends in the workplace that disproportionately damage their ability to succeed. Bennett's outlook on feminism was shaped early in her career by regular meetings with other women to discuss obstacles and share their successes in what they called a "feminist fight club."
Mad about the doctor Her little secret: Eastern Beach Hospital is just the next stop for doctor Nick Roberts--he's left broken hearts on every continent!
Norse mythology : all about Vikings : Norse mythology for kids How much do you know about Vikings, other than them being a really brave people? Add more facts to your knowledge of them by going over this wonderfully graphic educational book. Composed of images in vibrant colours, this book will make learning a much more personalized experience. The use of pictures is admirable because these are universal languages that facilitate effective learning strategies. Buy a copy now!
Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon unofficial game guide This is the most comprehensive and only detailed guide you will find online. Available for instant download on your mobile phone, eBook device, or in paperback form. An advanced professional guide for new and veteran players.
Rome & Lazio contributors: Gillian Arthur [and five others]With child-friendly sleeping and eating options, detailed maps of main sightseeing areas, travel information, language tips, budget guidance, age range suitability, and activities for every area, DK Eyewitness Travel Family Guide Italy: Rome & Lazio is the ultimate guide to stress-free family travel. The guide also includes dedicated "Kids Corners" that feature cartoons, quizzes, puzzles, games, and riddles to inform, surprise, and entertain young travelers as they explore everything Italy has to offer.
The spiralizer cookbook 2.0 The Spiralizer Cookbook 2.0 offers a fresh approach to the innovative tool that slices vegetables and fruits into noodles, shoestrings, thin shreds, and waferlike slices in seconds. This compact yet comprehensive guide to spiralizing includes everything you need to know, from how to assemble your spiralizer to understanding its unique blades and over 20 inspiring recipes for every meal of the day.
Fatal necessity : British intervention in New Zealand, 1830-1847 Peter AdamsA detailed examination of the circumstances leading to British intervention and hence to the Treaty of Waitangi, Fatal Necessity was first published in 1977. Now re-issued as an e-book, this key text in Treaty studies emphasises that the dual aim of British policy was to protect both settlers and Maori; the reality, however, proved very different.
Stay with me Ayobami AdebayoThere are things even love can't do . . . If the burden is too much and stays too long, even love bends, cracks, comes close to breaking and sometimes does break. But even when it's in a thousand pieces around your feet, that doesn't mean it's no longer love . . .
Haunted Alexandra AdornettoIn the sequel to the page-turning Ghost House, Alexander Reade turns up at Sycamore High not remembering how he got there. But worse, he doesn't remember Chloe Kennedy and believes he has come back to search for his lost love Isobel. Chloe soon realizes that Alex needs her help surviving in the modern world.
The impossible boy Leonie AgnewCan an imaginary friend become real? Benjamin figures Vincent Gum can do anything. Which I can. I'm not possible. Yet here I am. Ben literally pushed me out of his head and into the world. Vincent Gum finds six-year-old Benjamin moments after an explosion and leads him through wrecked city streets to the children's shelter.
The secrets of blood and bone Rebecca Alexander
The Magdalen girls V S AlexanderDublin, 1962. Within the gated grounds of the convent of The Sisters of the Holy Redemption lies one of the city's Magdalen Laundries. Once places of refuge, the laundries have evolved into grim workhouses. Some inmates are "fallen" women-unwed mothers, prostitutes, or petty criminals. Most are ordinary girls whose only sin lies in being too pretty, too independent, or tempting the wrong man.
Life on the edge : the coming of age of quantum biology Jim Al-KhaliliLife is the most extraordinary phenomenon in the known universe; but how does it work? Even in this age of cloning and synthetic biology, the remarkable truth remains: nobody has ever made anything living entirely out of dead material.
Paradox : the nine greatest enigmas in physics Jim Al-KhaliliA fun and fascinating look at great scientific paradoxes. Throughout history, scientists have come up with theories and ideas that just don't seem to make sense. These we call paradoxes. The paradoxes Al-Khalili offers are drawn chiefly from physics and astronomy and represent those that have stumped some of the finest minds.
Pathfinders : the golden age of Arabic science Jim Al-Khalili
The choir invisible James Lane AllenIn the late 1700s, stalwart schoolmaster John Gray is one of the hearty pioneers who helped settle what is now Kentucky. However, Gray is chronically unlucky in love, and in the aftermath of a series of disastrous relationships, he leaves his beloved Kentucky to get a fresh start in Virginia. Will Gray ever find true happiness?
Beware the power of the dark side! : an original retelling of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi Tom AnglebergerPresents a retelling of the third Star Wars movie, featuring Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Princess Leia as they battle the Empire. The evil Empire is constructing a second Death Star to crush the Rebel Alliance. But Luke Skywalker has other plans-- to destroy the Empire and stop the Emperor once and for all. Yet there is one thing standing in his way ... his father.
Poop fountain! Tom AnglebergerThree friends spend Christmas day breaking into the town of Crickenburg's antiquated sewage treatment plant in order to witness with their own eyes the soon-to-be-replaced "poop fountain."
Kane and Abel Jeffrey ArcherWilliam Lowell Kane and Abel Rosnovski, one the son of a Boston millionaire, the other a penniless Polish immigrant, are two men born on the same day on opposite sides of the world, their paths destined to cross in the ruthless struggle to build a fortune.
How to marry a Highlander : a Falcon Club novella Katharine AsheWith seven troublesome half sisters to marry off, Duncan, the Earl of Eads, has one problem: he's broke. With the prospect of marriage to the pompous local curate, Miss Teresa Finch-Freeworth has one dream: to wed instead the handsome Highlander she saw at a ball. How does a desperate lady convince a reluctant laird that she's the perfect bride for him? She strikes a wager! If she can find seven husbands for seven sisters, the earl must marry her. Duncan has no intention of wedding the meddlesome maiden, and he gives her a deadline even the most audacious matchmaker can't meet--one month. But Teresa sets terms, too: with each bridegroom she finds, the earl must pay her increasingly intimate rewards ...
Swept away by a kiss Katharine Ashe"A secret identity ... When pirates storm Viscount Steven Ashford's ship upon the high seas, it brings him closer than ever to the nefarious criminal he seeks to ruin. Only one seductive detail threatens his victory; the scandalous beauty imprisoned with him, Lady Valerie Monroe. Temptation has never been so intoxicating or so forbidden, for Steven is disguised as a French priest. If they make it off ship alive, to protect her from his enemies he must never see her again ... An undeniable love ... Back in England, and under the ton's scrutiny for a reckless past she hasn't escaped, Valerie dreams of the breathtaking 'man of the cloth' with whom she shared her greatest adventure ..."--Page 4 of cover.
Landslide Desmond BagleyBob Boyd is a geologist, as resilient as the British Columbia timber country where he works for the powerful Matterson Corporation. But his real name and his past are mysteries - wiped out by the accident that nearly killed him. Then Boyd reads a name that opens a door in his memory: Trinavant - and discovers that Bull Matterson and his son will do almost anything to keep the Trinavant family forgotten forever...
Fortune's perfect Valentine Stella BagwellVivian Blair and her boss at Robinson Tech, Wes Robinson, are more focused on the success of their new app, My Perfect Match, than on their possibility of their own perfect match being right in front of them.
Her sweetest Fortune Stella BagwellSophie Fortune Robinson is on a mission to land Mr Right by Valentine's Day--and that she has her eyes (and heart) set on a certain hunk in her father's Marketing team. But when she enlists her longtime pal and coworker Mason Montgomery to teach her how to get a man, little does she know she's already captured his attention! Now, Mason's in a real bind! He has just a few short weeks to fight his way out of the 'friend zone'. On his agenda: convincing sweet Sophie that he is the real man of her dreams! Will Fortune smile on true love's venture?
His badge, her baby...their family? Stella BagwellSix years ago, the demands and dangers of his job cost Carson City detective Vince Parcell his marriage. But when he walks into a hospital room and sees his ex-wife, memories of their love come flooding back. Eight and a half months pregnant, Geena remembers nothing of their shared past. Now Vince has to help her reclaim her identity--and missing family--before she gives birth to another man's baby! After an accident that left her with amnesia, Geena is stunned to discover she was once married to the sexy Nevada lawman. As Vince searches her recent past, powerful feelings draw them back together. An unexpected revelation could end things between them...or give them, and a beautiful baby girl, a precious second chance.
Never unfriended : the secret to finding & keeping lasting friendships Lisa-Jo BakerLisa-Jo Baker has had the chance to engage hundreds of conversations with women about friendship. She's learned that no one can make us quite as unsure about ourselves as another woman. And nothing can wound as deeply as unkind words from a friend. But what if we knew we could never be unfriended? Would we risk friendship then? Starting with that guarantee from the most faithful friend who ever lived Jesus this book is a step-by-step guide to friendships you can trust. It answers the questions that lurk under the surface of every friendship.
The fix David BaldacciAmos Decker, David Baldacci's unique special agent, who suffered a head injury that resulted in giving him the gift of a remarkable memory together with a condition called synaesthesia, takes on another case in The Fix. Walter Dabney is a family man. A loving husband and the father of four grown daughters, he's built a life many would be proud of. But then the unthinkable happens. Standing outside the FBI Headquarters in Washington, D C, Dabney shoots school teacher Anne Berkshire in cold blood before turning the gun on himself.
Refuge for masterminds Kathleen Baldwin"It's 1814. Napoleon has escaped his imprisonment on Elba. Britain is at war on four fronts. And at Stranje House, a School for Unusual Girls, five young ladies are secretly being trained for a world of spies, diplomacy, and war. Napleon's invasion of England is underway and someone at Stranje House is sneaking information to his spies. Lady Jane Moore is determined to find out who it is.
The thank you dish Trace BallaIt's dinnertime at Grace's place. 'Thank you, alpaca, ' says Grace. 'Alpaca?' asks Mama. 'Why would you thank an alpaca?' A playful mealtime conversation becomes a joyful act of giving thanks. A heartwarming book filled with the joys of being part of a community that values growing food and sharing meals with loved ones.
Barking up the wrong tree : the surprising science behind why everything you know about success is (mostly) wrong Eric BarkerMuch of the advice we've been told about achievement is logical, earnest...and downright wrong.
Murder at Pembury Hall : a Jim Drake mystery Stephen BarkerJim Drake is eleven, tall for his age - desperate to be older. Life is turned upside down by the recent arrival of his father, who never returned from the First World War more than ten years earlier. Arthur Drake is now a Master of Fencing and a man of some mystery. mortal danger.
The secret of Spirits Bay Stephen BarkerSet in a coastal New Zealand both present and past, an exciting adventure story, that blends history, ecology and mystery. Tom Bowman loves to run. As he trains for an important race, he sees another boy running - though nobody else seems to see him. Is he a ghost? And what is he trying to communicate?
New Zealand's London : a colony and its metropolis Felicity BarnesAntipodean soldiers and writers, meat carcasses and moa, British films and Kiwi tourists: over the last 150 years, all of these people, things and ideas have gone back and forth from New Zealand to London to help define, and redefine, the relationship between this country and the colonial centre.
Trim healthy mama cookbook : eat up and slim down with more than 350 healthy recipes Pearl BarrettIn their debut cookbook, the Trim Healthy Mama's share hundreds of delicious, healthy recipes to help readers successfully slim down while eating well. This companion cookbook to the bestselling Trim Healthy Mama Plan is just what readers have been waiting for. It features simple, mouthwatering, recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner--including slow cooker and one-pot meals, hearty soups and salads, omelets and waffles, pizzas, breads and more.
Have you seen Elephant? David BarrowElephant wants to play hide and seek. See if you can help the others find him? He's very good at the game!
Ada Twist, scientist Andrea BeatyAda Twist is a very curious girl who shows perseverance by asking questions and performing experiments to find things out and understand the world.
Iggy Peck, architect Andrea BeatyEver since he was a baby, Iggy Peck has built towers, bridges, and buildings, which comes in handy when his second grade class is stranded on an island during a picnic.
The killing ship Simon BeaufortA group of scientists in the Antarctic face a desperate battle for survival as they are hunted down by hostile intruders. Having spent the summer conducting fieldwork on stark Livingston Island, marine biologist Andrew Berrister is looking forward to returning to civilization.
Ramen noodle cookbook Nell BentonThe Ramen Noodle Cookbook celebrates the latest Japanese food craze that is hitting countries all over the world. Containing 40 traditional recipes and modern makeovers of the classic Japanese noodle soup, this book is perfect for the home cooking, world food enthusiast.
Girling up : how to be strong, smart and spectacular Mayim BialikAs girls become young women, there are many changes that our bodies, brains and emotions go through, and expectations that need to be met. Using scientific facts, personal anecdotes and wisdom gained from the world around us, Bialik tells you how you grow from a girl to a woman biologically, psychologically and sociologically.
Counterstrike Peter Jay BlackThe Urban Outlaws face their biggest challenge yet. They have to break into the Facility and find the ultimate weapon - Medusa - before Hector does.
Shockwave Peter Jay BlackThe Urban Outlaws have been infected! Hector Del Sarto used them to spread the deadly Medusa virus and now the whole of London is in lockdown. Only Hector and his father have the antidote. Can Jack, Charlie, Obi, Slink and Wren work together to bring down the Del Sartos once and for all? The whole city depends on them! The Urban Outlaws face their toughest challenge yet in the final book of this high-octane adventure series.
The Di Sione secret baby Maya Blake'This antique box can be my wedding gift to you.' Charity CEO Allegra Di Sione can't fail in her mission to retrieve her grandfather's beloved box from Sheikh Rahim Al-Hadi, which is why she gets caught in Rahim's sumptuous bedroom trying to steal it! Seducing the gorgeous sheikh is her only chance at escape! But when Allegra slips away the next morning, she's unaware she now carries something infinitely more precious--and that when Rahim finds out, he'll have no choice but to make his enticing thief his queen!
Christmas in Destiny Toni BlakeShane Dalton's new life is waiting in Miami, complete with fast cars and faster women. But first, he's heeding his father's dying words and stopping off in Destiny, Ohio. The detour wasn't supposed to include a busted pickup and a blizzard. But Candice Sheridan, the cute redhead who reluctantly offers shelter, could prove a pleasant diversion. Trouble is, she thinks Shane's bad news. And he's pretty sure she's right. Candice had her trust broken once before. Yet something about Shane won't let her stay away.
The world's best spicy food : where to find it & how to make it Abigail BlasiThe follow up to the successful The World's Best Street Food, this title presents 100 spicy dishes with historical and cultural information, as well as instructions on how to make it at home. Smart and evocative photography illustrate every dish.
Paddington's day off Michael BondWhen Paddington and Mr. Gruber decide to take a day off, they share a day of exploration and discovery in the city with Jonathan and Judy.
Crowned and dangerous Rhys BowenNothing is simple when you're thirty-fifth in line for the British crown, least of all marriage. But with love on their side, and plans to elope, Lady Georgiana Rannoch and her beau Darcy O'Mara hope to bypass a few royal rules ...
Simple steps to foot pain relief : the new science of healthy feet Katy Bowman"Don't just relieve foot pain-prevent it from happening again. Biomechanist Katy Bowman is back with an expanded edition of her popular book Every Woman's Guide to Foot Pain Relief, and it's for everyone-men and women, no matter what state (or shoe) they're in.
The heart's invisible furies John Boyne
A sweet misfortune : a novel Maggie BrendanRachel Matthews isn't one to rely on others to take care of her. Destitute and alone, she still wants to make her own way and her own money--even if she's forced into the life of a dance hall girl. Horrified by her circumstances, Rachel's brother sends a friend--the widely admired cattle baron John McIntyre--to rescue her, then sets off to earn enough money to buy back the family ranch. But when months pass without her brother's return, Rachel isn't sure she can take one more day in John McIntyre's home--especially once she discovers that he's the one who holds the deed to her family's ranch. Sparks fly between this spunky, independent heroine and the ruggedly handsome hero as they navigate the snarled terrain of pride, greed, faith, and love in Maggie Brendan's delightful series set in the Old West.
Trusting Grace : a novel Maggie BrendanAll of her life, Grace Bidwell has longed for a loving husband and children, but now the chances of her dreams coming true are looking slim. Widowed and caring for her elderly father, she struggles to maintain her late husband's ranch, until she places an ad for a hired hand. Robert Frasier arrives in town with three pitiful, bedraggled children who have nothing but the tattered clothes on their backs and a load of hurt, pride, and anger.
From the editorial page of the Falchester weekly review : a Lady Trent story Marie BrennanAfter risking the neck of her loved ones and herself during her perilous sea voyage aboard The Basilisk, and the discoveries made at Keonga, Isabella, Lady Trent, returns to Scirland with the aim of publishing her research.
Within the sanctuary of wings : a memoir by Lady Trent Marie Brennan
Iron Fist Andy BriggsHidden under a small suburban town, the Inventory is a collection of the most incredible technology the world has never seen: invisible camouflage, HoverBoots, indestructible metals, and the deadly war robot Iron Fist.
The heart of a Texas cowboy Linda BrodayThe CowboyOne bullet is all it takes to shatter Houston Legend's world. He swore he'd never love again, but with the future of the Lone Star Ranch on the line, he finds himself at the altar promising to love and cherish a woman he's never met-a woman whose vulnerable beauty touches his heart.
The greatest lover ever Christina BrookeWhen she plunges headfirst into a scandalous encounter with her former fiance, beautiful and stubborn Georgiana Black realizes that she made the biggest mistake of her life when she let him go six years earlier and must swallow her pride to win him back.
Adrift Micki BrowningIn this breathtaking mystery debut, marine biologist-turned-divemaster Meredith Cavallo stands accused of a chilling crime after a dive gone wrong. But do the murky circumstances point to an accident, a murder, or a supernatural encounter?
The dragon with a chocolate heart Stephanie BurgisAventurine is the fiercest, bravest kind of dragon, and she's ready to prove it to her family by leaving the safety of their mountain cave and capturing the most dangerous prey of all: a human. But when the human she captures tricks her into drinking enchanted hot chocolate, she finds herself transformed into a puny human girl with tiny blunt teeth, no fire, and not one single claw.
Dangerous behavior Nancy BushJulia St. James Ford has washed up on a beach near her home in Seaside, Oregon, with no memory of how she got there or how her husband, Joe, died. The police rule the case an accident. But Joe's brother, Sam Jules rescuer and her first love suspects otherwise. While Sam tries to piece the facts together, Jules fears someone is watching, determined to find out how much she knows.
A lady in disguise : a novel Sandra ByrdAfter the mysterious death of her father, Miss Gillian Young takes a new job as the principal costume designer at the renowned Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. But while she remembers her father as a kind, well-respected man of the Police Force, clues she uncovers indicate he'd been living a double life: a haunting photograph of a young woman; train stubs for secret trips just before his death; and a receipt for a large sum of money.
This model world : travels to the edge of contemporary art Anthony ByrtIn April 2011, Anthony Byrt was living in Berlin and building a career as a critic, writing about contemporary art for magazines like frieze and Artforum International. Then one day his world turned upside down.
Savage reckoning;a backwoods justice novel C Hoyt Caldwell
Wedding toasts I'll never give Ada CalhounCalhoun presents an unflinching but also loving portrait of her own marriage, opening a long-overdue conversation about the institution as it truly is: not the happy ending of a love story or a relic doomed by high divorce rates, but the beginning of a challenging new chapter of which 'the first twenty years are the hardest'.
When an elephant falls in love Davide CaliWhen an elephant falls in love, he does many foolish things, and never tells her how he feels--until one day the doorbell rings.
The art of public speaking Dale CarnegieTraining in public speaking is not a matter of externals-primarily; it is not a matter of imitation-fundamentally; it is not a matter of conformity to standards-at all. Public speaking is public utterance, public issuance, of the man himself; therefore the first thing both in time and in importance is that the man should be and think and feel things that are worthy of being given forth. Unless there be something of value within, no tricks of training can ever make of the talker anything more than a machine-albeit a highly perfected machine-for the delivery of other men's goods. So self-development is fundamental in our plan.
How to win friends and influence people Dale CarnegieHow to Win Friends and Influence People is just as useful today as it was when it was first published, because Dale Carnegie had an understanding of human nature that will never be outdated. Financial success, Carnegie believed, is due 15 percent to professional knowledge and 85 percent to "the ability to express ideas, to assume leadership, and to arouse enthusiasm among people.
Any day now : a novel Robyn CarrFor Sierra Jones, Sullivan's Crossing is meant to be a brief stopover. She's put her troubled past behind her but the path forward isn't yet clear. A visit with her big brother Cal and his new bride, Maggie, seems to be the best option to help her get back on her feet. Not wanting to burden or depend on anyone, Sierra is surprised to find the Crossing offers so much more than a place to rest her head.
Amelia the silver sister Amber CastleMorgana Le Fay has spirited the Spell Sisters of Avalon away from the magical island and trapped them throughout the kingdom. Amelia the Silver Sister is imprisoned in a castle and Gwen and Flora want to rescue her. But when Morgana attacks the castle with a hurricane, the girls become trapped too! Can they escape and return Amelia to Avalon.
Chloe the storm sister Amber CastleIn the final adventure of the series Gwen and her cousin Flora are charged with the rescue of Chloe the magical sister who controls the weather and finally have to face Morgana Le Fay herself!lost forever. In the final adventure of the series Gwen and her cousin Flora are charged with the rescue of Chloe the magical sister who controls the weather and finally have to face Morgana Le Fay herself!
Evie the swan sister Amber CastleWhen eleven-year-old Gwen ventures into the forest beyond her castle home she comes across the magical island of Avalon and her life changes forever. The lady of the lake, Nineve, asks Gwen to embark on a quest to protect the enchanted island of Avalon from the evil sorceress Morgana la Fay. Morgana has imprisoned the eight Spell Sisters of Avalon throughout the kingdom and stolen their magical powers. It's up to Gwen, her best friend Flora and a very special horse named Moonlight to find the sisters and return them to Avalon before its magic is lost forever. The sixth adventure of the series, sees Gwen and her cousin Flora attempt to rescue Evie the sister who holds the magical control of birds.
Grace the sea sister Amber CastleWhen eleven-year-old Gwen ventures into the forest beyond her castle home she comes across the magical island of Avalon and her life changes forever. The lady of the lake, Nineve, asks Gwen to embark on a quest to protect the enchanted island of Avalon from the evil sorceress Morgana la Fay. Morgana has imprisoned the eight Spell Sisters of Avalon throughout the kingdom and stolen their magical powers. It's up to Gwen, her best friend Flora and a very special horse named Moonlight to find the sisters and return them to Avalon before its magic is lost forever. In their fifth adventure Gwen and Flora face stormy seas and dangerous cliff-climbs to save Grace the Sea Sister from Morgana's spell.
Isabella the butterfly sister Amber CastleWhen eleven-year-old Gwen ventures into the forest beyond her castle home she comes across the magical island of Avalon and her life changes forever. The lady of the lake, Nineve, asks Gwen to embark on a quest to protect the enchanted island of Avalon from the evil sorceress Morgana la Fay. Morgana has imprisoned the eight Spell Sisters of Avalon throughout the kingdom and stolen their magical powers. It's up to Gwen, her best friend Flora and a very special horse named Moonlight to find the sisters and return them to Avalon before its magic is lost forever. In their third adventure Gwen and Flora must find Isabella the Butterfly Sister. But with wolves under Morgana's magical control stalking them through the forest, will the girls be able to find Isabella and return her safely to Avalon'
Lily the forest sister Amber CastleWhen eleven-year-old Gwen ventures into the forest beyond her castle home she comes across the magical island of Avalon and her life changes forever. The lady of the lake, Nineve, asks Gwen to embark on a quest to protect the enchanted island of Avalon from the evil sorceress Morgana Le Fay. Morgana has imprisoned the eight Spell Sisters of Avalon throughout the kingdom and stolen their magical powers. It's up to Gwen, her best friend Flora and a very special horse named Moonlight to find the sisters and return them to Avalon before its magic is lost forever. In this second adventure Gwen and Flora are faced with a swarm of hornets and enchanted vines as they try to rescue Lily the Forest Sister. Can they overcome Morgana's magic and return Lily to Avalon?
Olivia the otter sister Amber CastleWhen eleven-year-old Gwen ventures into the forest beyond her castle home she comes across the magical island of Avalon and her life changes forever. The lady of the lake, Nineve, asks Gwen to embark on a quest to protect the enchanted island of Avalon from the evil sorceress Morgana Le Fay. Morgana has imprisoned the eight Spell sisters of Avalon throughout the kingdom and stolen their magical powers. It's up to Gwen, her best friend Flora and a very special horse named Moonlight to find the sisters and return them to Avalon before its magic is lost forever. In their seventh adventure Gwen and her cousin Flora go in search of Olivia the sister who controls animals.
Sophia the flame sister Amber CastleWhen eleven-year-old Gwen ventures into the forest beyond her castle home she comes across the magical island of Avalon and her life changes forever. The lady of the lake, Nineve, asks Gwen to embark on a quest to protect the enchanted island of Avalon from the evil sorceress Morgana la Fay. Morgana has imprisoned the eight Spell Sisters of Avalon throughout the kingdom and stolen their magical powers. It's up to Gwen, her best friend Flora and a very special horse named Moonlight to find the sisters and return them to Avalon before its magic is lost forever. In this first adventure Gwen and Flora search for Sophia the Flame Sister who Morgana has imprisoned in an enchanted forest. Can the girls save her and help to restore the magic of fire to Avalon'
The cities book Heather CaswellDo you know where in the world you can buy drinkable gold; why an 'elephant's foot' is one of the most dangerous objects in the world; or where you might have to swim to school? Discover the answers to these questions and loads more mindblowing facts in The Cities Book, where readers aged 8+ are taken on an incredible world tour through 86 of the world's greatest cities.
The blues in the mud Raoul CauvinWhile out on patrol, Blutch and Chesterfield encounter an unusual soldier: a woman wearing a Union uniform, who has come to join the army to look for her brother and uphold the family's honour. Blutch is unconvinced, but the sergeant, won over by the combination of bravery and a pretty face, agrees to help her. That, however, means taking her along for Captain Stark's demented charges - a prospect that could drive anyone to shirk their duty or desert.
Bronco Benny Raoul CauvinGeneral Alexander's Union army is out of horses, and it is now facing none other than Robert E. Lee himself. To rebuild the Northern Cavalry before the coming battle, Blutch and Chesterfield are sent to buy new mounts, with the help of legendary horse trainer Ben "Bronco Benny" Wilcox. But, first, they'll have to cross Rebel lines, face angry Indians, and deal with Benny's fascination with a very special horse named Travellery ...
The greenhorn Raoul CauvinWhen Union soldiers Sergeant Chesterfield and Corporal Blutch get three weeks leave, they return to Fort Bow so Sergeant Chesterfield can see the love of his life, Miss Emily, but trouble ensues when, on their arrival, they find that someone else has captured the general's daughter's attention.
The Navy blues Raoul CauvinThis humorous series on the American Civil War centres around two cavalrymen in the Unionist Army: Cornelius Chesterfield, a zealous and devoted sergeant and Corporal Blutch, a reluctant soldier, highly critical of authority and who always tries to eschew yet another senseless battle. This highly comical duo does what it can to escape the often obtuse military mindset, absurd orders and the madness of war. In this volume, the Sergeant obeys the Captain for the first time and ends up in the Marines...
El padre Raoul CauvinSent to scout the enemy, Blutch and Chesterfield are chased by a Confederate patrol and forced to cross the Rio Grande to safety. But that safety is relative: stuck between Apache bandits and Mexican outlaws, our two Bluecoats have no choice but to disguise themselves as civilians -- Blutch as a peasant, Chesterfield as a monk. But the nearby village is eagerly awaiting its new 'padre', and the villagers aren't fooled by the deception...
Robertsonville Prison Raoul Cauvin"The Bluecoats" is a humorous comic-book series starring Sergeant Chesterfield and Corporal Blutch, soldiers in the Union army during the Civil War. Our two heroes are captured by the Confederates and taken to Robertsonville prison camp, from which Blutch and the Sergeant try to escape five times. The camp commandant despairs, and Chesterfield and Blutch make a final attempt. "Robertsonville Prison" was inspired by the Andersonville prison camp situated in Georgia, which operated from mid-1863 to mid-1864.
Rumberley Raoul CauvinAfter an even bloodier battle than usual, the Union army is out of men. But so are the Rebels, and General Alexander decides to retreat and come back with reinforcements quickly before the enemy can do the same. To move faster, he leaves his wounded--including Stark and Chesterfield--behind in the nearby town of Rumberley, in the care of its inhabitants and Corporal Blutch. But Rumberley's a Rebel village...
The skyriders Raoul CauvinIn this volume, Blutch and Chesterfield go up in an observation balloon in order to spy on the Confederate troops. But the plot thickens when our heroes crash land on their superiors. The generals send them behind enemy lines to try and free Stark who has been captured on a previous sortie. A tricky mission, not only for our heroes, but also for the other side.
Mao : the unknown story Jung ChangBased on a decade of research and on interviews with many of Mao's close circle in China who have never talked before--and with virtually everyone outside China who had significant dealings with him--this is the most authoritative life of Mao ever written. It is full of startling revelations, exploding the myth of the Long March, and showing a completely unknown Mao: he was not driven by idealism or ideology; his intricate relationship with Stalin went back to the 1920s, ultimately bringing him to power; he welcomed the Japanese occupation; and he schemed, poisoned and blackmailed to get his way. After he conquered China in 1949, his secret goal was to dominate the world. He caused the deaths of 38 million people in the greatest famine in history. In all, well over 70 million Chinese perished under Mao's rule--in peacetime. This entirely fresh look at Mao will astonish historians and the general reader alike.--From publisher description.
Remarkable creatures Tracy ChevalierIn the year of the 150th anniversary of Origin of Species, set in a town where Jane Austen was a frequent visitor, Tracy Chevalier once again shows her uncanny sense for the topical. In the early nineteenth century, a windswept beach along the English coast brims with fossils for those with the eye! From the moment she's struck by lightning as a baby, it is clear Mary Anning is marked for greatness.
Slow cooker central super savers Paulene Christie
The Second World War. Volume 1, The gathering storm Winston ChurchillThe first volume of Winston Churchill's six-volume memoirs as a statesman and leader during World War II, The Gathering Storm begins with his thoughts on World War I and how its ending laid the foundations for the next global conflict.
The Second World War. Volume 2, Their finest hour Winston ChurchillThe second volume of Winston Churchill's six-volume definitive historical and autobiographical account of World War II, Their Finest Hour picks up where The Gathering Storm left off -- with the fall of France to Hitler's forces and Britain's stand as the lone defender against the Nazi war machine. Britain was virtually alone in its definitive stand against Hitler for eight months. Through internal memoranda, personal correspondence, and other contemporary documents, Churchill reveals hidden aspects of the war, such as how much Britain really knew about Germany's plans for invasion and Hitler's attack on Russia, secret negotiations with Spain, the conflicts within the French resistance movement, and an intelligence leak that led to failure in West Africa. As both a witness and a shaper of history during this volatile time, readers can ask for no better guide than Winston Churchill.
The Second World War. Volume 3, Grand Alliance Winston ChurchillIn this third volume of a six-volume series, Winston Churchill draws upon thousands of personal memoranda, war correspondence, and internal government memos to describe the full entry of the US into World War II, adding considerable strength to British military operations and morale.
The Second World War. Volume 4, Hinge of fate Winston ChurchillAt the onset of the fourth volume of Churchills masterful eyewitness history of World War II, prospects are bleak for the Allies. The Japanese have captured Singapore and Burma in a series of bold offensives.
The Second World War. Volume 5, Closing the ring Winston ChurchillThe fifth in Winston Churchill's six-volume account of World War II picks up at the dawn of a more optimistic time for the Allied forces. After considerable struggle, the balance has finally shifted toward the Allies and in Closing the Ring, Winston Churchill documents the drive toward victory.
The Second World War. Volume 6, Triumph and tragedy Winston ChurchillIn the final volume of the six-volume series The Second World War, the tide of war has turned in the Allies' favour and Japan's surrender is imminent. Even so, the Allies find themselves powerless to halt the advance of Russia and lay the groundwork for lasting peace, and Churchill himself is seeing his time of leadership come to a close.
The last stand of the New York Institute Cassandra Clare
Lord of shadows Cassandra ClareEmma Carstairs has finally avenged her parents. She thought she'd be at peace. But she is anything but calm. Torn between her desire for her parabatai Julian and her desire to protect him from the brutal consequences of parabatai relationships, she has begun dating his brother, Mark.
Nothing but shadows Cassandra ClareIt's hard to be a Shadowhunter when you've got demonic powers. Simon learns about the school-time struggles of half-warlock James Herondale in this prelude to The Last Hours. This standalone e-only short story follows the adventures of Simon Lewis, star of the series The Mortal Instruments, as he trains to become a Shadowhunter. Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy features characters from Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments, Infernal Devices, and the upcoming Dark Artifices and Last Hours series. Nothing But Shadows is written by Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan.
Pale kings and princes Cassandra ClareAs a former vampire, Simon's always been sympathetic to Downworlders. But after a training exercise goes wrong, he gets a glimpse into the Shadowhunters' prejudice as he learns about the origin of Helen and Mark Blackthorn, principle characters in The Dark Artifices.This standalone e-only short story follows the adventures of Simon Lewis, star of the series The Mortal Instruments, as he trains to become a Shadowhunter. Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy features characters from Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments, Infernal Devices, and the upcoming Dark Artifices and Last Hours series.
All by myself, alone Mary Higgins ClarkFleeing a disastrous and humiliating arrest of her husband-to-be on the eve of their wedding, Celia Kilbride, a gems and jewelry expert, hopes to escape from public attention by lecturing on a brand-new cruise ship--the Queen Charlotte. On board she meets eighty-six-year-old Lady Emily Haywood, "Lady Em," as she is known throughout the world.
Born to a changing world : childbirth in nineteenth-century New Zealand Alison ClarkeEmerging from diaries, letters and memoirs, the voices of this charming narrative tell of new life arriving amidst a turbulent world. Women in the nineteenth century gave birth in widely varying circumstances: Maori women of noble families might be lovingly cared for within the whare kohanga; wealthy colonial wives employed doctors and monthly nurses; rural women relied on local midwives and neighbours to deliver their babies. The poor or unmarried might need to turn to charitable institutions for support. These very different histories from the years before the Plunket Society, 'safe' Caesarean sections, and registered midwives are brought together for the first time.
Autumn maze Jon ClearyDetective Inspector Scobie Malone is drawn into a political storm when is assigned a murder case that involves the son of Sydney's police minister. As if that pressure was not enough, Malone must deal with a colourful cast of characters that includes a trio of the city's most powerful women. Finally he reluctantly accepts help from his nemesis, retired criminal Jack Aldwych.
The janitor's boy Andrew ClementsOrdinarily, no one would have imagined that Jack Rankin would vandalize a desk. But this was not an ordinary school year for Jack ... When Jack Rankin learns that he is going to spend the fifth grade in the old high school -- the building where his father works as a janitor -- he dreads the start of school. Jack manages to get through the first month without the kids catching on. Then comes the disastrous day when one of his classmates loses his lunch all over the floor. John the janitor is called in to clean up, and he does the unthinkable -- he turns to Jack with a big smile and says, "Hi, son." Jack performs an act of revenge and gets himself into a sticky situation. His punishment is to assist the janitor after school for three weeks. The work is tedious, not to mention humiliating. But there is one perk, janitors have access to keys, keys to secret places ...
Lunch money Andrew ClementsMeet Greg Kenton, billionaire in the making. Greg Kenton has two obsessions -- making money and his long-standing competition with his annoying neighbour, Maura Shaw. So when Greg discovers that Maura is cutting into his booming Chunky Comics business with her own original illustrated minibooks, he's ready to declare war. The problem is, Greg has to admit that Maura's books are good, and soon the longtime enemies become unlikely business partners. But their budding partnership is threatened when the principal bans the sale of their comics in school. Suddenly, the two former rivals find themselves united against an adversary tougher than they ever were to each other. Will their enterprise -- and their friendship -- prevail?
The cuddly koala Amelia CobbWhen Great-Uncle Horace brings back lost and homeless animals from his travels around the globe, it falls to Zoe and her mum, the zoo vet, to settle them into their new home. Zoe's good at this, because she can understand what they say and talk to them, too. But that's a secret. A new baby koala has arrived at the zoo, and he's very clumsy. Zoe is a bit worried he's going to hurt himself. So she comes up with a very cuddly way to keep him safe - a koala sling.
The scruffy sea otter Amelia CobbWhen Great-Uncle Horace brings back lost and homeless animals from his travels around the globe, it falls to Zoe, and her mum, the zoo vet, to settle them into their new home. She's good at this, because she can understand what they say and talk to them, too. But that's a secret! Zoe meets a super sweet scruffy little sea otter in this fantastic new adventure!
The wild wolf pup Amelia Cobb
The handy psychology answer book Lisa J CohenThe Handy Psychology Answer Book seeks to inform readers with accurate data written in a lively, accessible, and engaging way. It bridges the gap by taking you on a journey through the history and science of psychology and showing how psychology affects us all.
The legend of the Captain Crow's teeth Eoin Colfer
Eoin Colfer's The supernaturalist : the graphic novel Eoin ColferIn futuristic Satellite City, fourteen-year-old Cosmo Hill escapes from his abusive orphanage and teams up with three other people who share his unusual ability to see supernatural creatures, and together they determine the nature and purpose of the swarming blue Parasites that are invisible to most humans.
When in French : love in a second language Lauren Collins"A language barrier is no match for love. Lauren Collins discovered this firsthand when, in her early thirties, she moved to London and fell for a Frenchman named Olivier-- a surprising turn of events for someone who didn't have a passport until she was in college. But what does it mean to love someone in a second language? Collins wonders, as her relationship with Olivier continues to grow entirely in English.
Light and shadow : memoirs of a spy's son Mark ColvinMark Colvin is a broadcasting legend. He is the voice of ABC Radio's leading current affairs program PM; he was a founding broadcaster for the groundbreaking youth station Double J; he initiated The World Today program; and he's one of the most popular and influential journalists in the twittersphere.
Sammy goes to the World Cup Michele CoxThird in the Sammy Soccer series, this book follows the continuing football adventures of young football fan Sammy and her team the Shooting Stars, only this time she wins a competition that sees her going to the World Cup in South Africa, and meeting some of the international stars of the game.
Desert war : the battle of Sidi Rezegh Peter CoxSir Geoffrey Cox described Sidi Rezegh, fought during Operation Crusader in Libya over November and December 1941, as 'the forgotten battle of the Desert War'.
Dead cold brew Cleo CoyleCoffeehouse manager Clare Cosi sheds tears of joy when her NYPD detective boyfriend surprises her with an engagement ring. But her bridal bliss is put on hold when a chilling mystery brings a wave of deadly danger to those she holds dear ...
Bow grip Ivan E CoyoteBow Grip, Coyote's first novel, is a breathtaking story about love and loneliness; in it, a good-hearted, small-town mechanic struggles to deal with a wife who has left him for another woman until a used cello and an acquaintance's suicide attempt compel him to make some changes in his life. With quiet authority, Bow Grip is about one man's true rite of passage - trying to keep the ghosts of personal history at bay with a heart that's as big as the endless prairie sky.
Loose end : stories Ivan E CoyoteIn Loose End, her third story collection, Ivan focuses her attention on the city: urban life, specifically in the East End of Vancouver, a diverse neighborhood of all types - old, young, gay, straight, white, black, Asian - communing at local coffee bars over hot rods, the art of skinny-dipping, and changes in the weather. Ivan presides over this circus of activities with her cool gaze, whether it's trying to impress the woman with the hot tub next door, or showing her mother how to use a cordless drill. Ivan's world is the world of being out and open and unafraid; it's also a world in which no ghettos - racial, cultural, or defined by sexuality or gender - exist. With the calm, observant eye of a master storyteller, Ivan E. Coyote shows us how to break free of the rigors of authority and be true to ourselves, warts and all.
Missed her Ivan E CoyoteIvan E. Coyote is a master storyteller; her beautiful, funny stories about growing up a lesbian butch in the Canadian north attract audiences both gay and straight. In her fifth collection, Ivan addresses issues of family, queer youth, and homophobia with a trenchant and wistful eye.
The slow fix : stories Ivan E CoyoteWith The Slow Fix, Ivan returns to her short story roots in a collection that is disarming, warm, and funny, while it at the same time subverts our preconceived notions of gender roles. Ivan excels at finding the small yet significant truths in our everyday gestures and interactions. By doing so, she helps us to embrace not what makes us women or men, but human beings.
Tomboy survival guide Ivan E CoyoteTomboy Survival Guide is a funny and moving memoir told in stories, in which Ivan recounts the pleasures and difficulties of growing up a tomboy in Canada's Yukon, and how they learned to embrace their tomboy past while carving out a space for those of us who don't fit neatly into boxes or identities or labels. Ivan writes movingly about many firsts: the first time they were mistaken for a boy; the first time they purposely discarded their bikini top so they could join the boys at the local swimming pool; and the first time they were chastised for using the women's washroom. Ivan also explores their years as a young butch, dealing with new infatuations and old baggage, and life as a gender-box-defying adult, in which they offer advice to young people while seeking guidance from others.
Mary, Mary Lesley CreweIn a Cape Breton family of black sheep, Mary is pure as the driven snow. She is patient and kind with her alcoholic grandmother and volatile mother, loyal and attentive to her spoiled cousin, and pleasant and polite all day as a grocery cashier. Her well-off aunt, the only other normal person in the family, wants to help her more, but Mary's mother is too prickly and proud. So Mary goes to work, comes home, takes care of her family, and wonders if there'll ever be more to life. When a young couple moves into the apartment upstairs, it sparks a series of changes that leads to major family rev.
The way we fall Megan CreweSixteen-year-old old Kaelyn challenges her fears, finds a second chance at love, and fights to keep her family and friends safe as a deadly new virus devastates her island community.
Dragon teeth Michael CrichtonThe year is 1876. Among the warring Indian tribes and lawless gold-rush towns of America's western territories, two paleontologists pillage the Wild West.
Painting with light : lighting & photoshop techniques for photographers Eric CurryThrow your preconceptions about light-painting out the window and prepare for a creative journey that will revolutionize your photography. Light painting is a classic photography technique that involves selectively illuminating sections of a dark subject by moving a light source (like a flashlight) over the subject during the course of a seconds- or minutes-long exposure.
The Emperor's revenge Clive CusslerJuan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon face their toughest challenge yet when a violent bank heist during the Monaco Grand Prix decimates the Corporation's accounts. To get the money back, Juan joins forces with an old friend from his days in the CIA so they can track down a rogue hacker and a ruthless former Ukrainian naval officer. It is only after the hunt begins that the enormity of the plan comes into focus: the bank theft is just the first step in a plot that will result in the deaths of millions and bring the world's economies to a standstill. The catalyst for the scheme? A stunning document stolen during Napoleon's disastrous invasion of Russia. But two hundred years later, it may be the thing that brings Europe to its knees.
Girl in between Anna DanielsLucy Crighton has just moved in with some gregarious housemates called Brian and Denise - who are her parents. She's also the proud mother of Glenda, her beloved 10-year-old - kelpie. And she has absolutely no interest in the dashing son of her parents' new next-door neighbour - well, maybe just a little. When you're the girl in between relationships, careers and cities, you sometimes have to face some uncomfortable truths - like your Mum's obsession with Cher, your father's unsolicited advice, and the fact there's probably more cash on the floor of your parents' car than in your own bank account. Thank goodness Lucy's crazy but wonderful best friend, Rosie, is around to cushion reality, with wild nights at the local Whipcrack hotel, escapades in Japanese mud baths, and double dating under the Christmas lights in London. But will Lucy work out what she really wants to do in life and who she wants to share it with?
The fever code James DashnerA prequel to the worldwide Maze Runner phenomenon, The Fever Code is the book that holds all the answers. How did WICKED find the Gladers? Who are Group B? And what side are Thomas and Teresa really on? Lies will be exposed. Secrets uncovered. Loyalties proven. You'll never see the truth coming...
The Tooth Fairy's mistake Linda DawleyAnnabelle the Tooth Fairy has been hard at work for one hundred years and desperately needs help. She gets it from an unexpected source when Molly persuades Annabelle to take her to Fairyland. Here they discover Molly's own magic... Advice from the Gnome of the Forest isn't as good as they expected it to be. In the end it is the Grand Fairy who decides what has to be done. Unfortunately for Annabelle, it isn't easy dealing with Molly's all-too human habits. She has to learn patience and Molly has to learn to do what she's told!
The Isle of the Lost : a Descendants novel Melissa De la CruzTwenty years ago, all the evil villains were banished from the kingdom of Auradon and made to live in virtual imprisonment on the Isle of the Lost. The island is surrounded by a magical force field that keeps the villains and their descendants safely locked up and away from the mainland.
Five little ducks James Dean"Sing along with Pete the Cat in his groovy adaptation of the classic children's song "Five Little Ducks."
The king who threw away his throne Terry DearyKing Vorigern thinks he's so clever but his servant Mervyn knows he is playing a dangerous game. Can Mervyn keep the King safe from the invading Saxons, Pictish raiders, and a beautiful Saxon princess?
The lord who lost his head Terry DearyIt's tough being a peasant in Saxon Britain. The taxes are too high, there are bandits everywhere, and rabbit porridge for dinner every night. Even worse, now the local thane, Lord Ethelbert, is plotting to take King Offa's throne, and the villagers are caught in the crossfire. Can clever young Marian keep the peace? More importantly, can she keep her head?
Murder on the Moor Julianna DeeringWhen mysterious incidents begin occurring on a moor in Yorkshire, an old friend begs Drew for help. At first it seems to be simply bad luck--fires started, livestock scattered--but then the vicar is murdered. As danger closes in, Drew and Madeline must determine what's really going on and find the killer before it's too late.
Here comes the sun Nicole Dennis-BennAt an opulent resort in Montego Bay, Margot hustles to send her younger sister, Thandi, to school. Taught as a girl to trade her sexuality for survival, Margot is ruthlessly determined to shield Thandi from the same fate. When plans for a new hotel threaten their village, Margot sees not only an opportunity for her own financial independence but also perhaps a chance to admit a shocking secret: her forbidden love for another woman. As they face the impending destruction of their community, each woman - fighting to balance the burdens she shoulders with the freedom she craves - must confront long-hidden scars.
The hideaway Lauren K Denton"In The Hideaway, Lauren Denton tells a gripping story of love and loyalty as Sara Jenkins must choose either to fight for the people she has come to love, or return to her life of solitude and simplicity"-- Provided by publisher.
Evicted : poverty and profit in the American city Matthew DesmondArleen spends nearly all her money on rent but is kicked out with her kids in Milwaukee's coldest winter for years. Doreen's home is so filthy her family call it 'the rat hole'. Lamar, a wheelchair-bound ex-soldier, tries to work his way out of debt for his boys. Scott, a nurse turned addict, lives in a gutted-out trailer. This is their world. And this is the twenty-first century: where fewer and fewer people can afford a simple roof over their head. From abandoned slums to shelters, eviction courts to ghettoes, Matthew Desmond spent years living with and recording the stories of those struggling to survive yet who won't give up. A work of love, care and humanity, Evicted reminds us why, without a home, nothing else is possible. It is one of the most necessary books of our time.
Change of heart Jude DeverauxEli and Chelsea lost touch with each other over the years, until Eli bought a house in his father's hometown of Edilean, Virginia, and invited Chelsea for a visit. She had her own life and was certain that a childhood friendship couldn't be anything more, but she went nonetheless and found herself quite unprepared for the changes she saw in Eli. And neither of them were prepared to run into a mystery with a family that needs to be rescued. Now, just like when they were children, they must join together to straighten out a very big problem. The question is what happens after the mystery is solved; they are very different people -- so can they stay together?
Provenance David DewhurstFatherless Matt Quinn is only ten years old when his mother's body is discovered in a ravine below a treacherous New Zealand forest road. Lacking a suspect or a motive, the apparent murder goes unsolved. When Matt meets the spirited Jessi he is seventeen, and they immediately become inseparable. But the combination of destiny, the hand of Jessi's father, and a terrible mistake tears them apart. Matt's fledgling career as an architect takes him to Australia then to London, where he meets the beautiful Sophie and his work wins widespread acclaim.
Bink & Gollie Kate DiCamilloMeet Bink and Gollie, two precocious little girls-one tiny, one tall, and both utterly irrepressible. Setting out from their super-deluxe tree house and powered by plenty of peanut butter (for Bink) and pancakes (for Gollie), they share three comical adventures involving painfully bright socks, an impromptu trek to the Andes, and a most unlikely marvellous companion. No matter where their roller skates take them, at the end of the day they will always be the very best of friends.
The noble servant Melanie DickersonAfter being betrayed and cast out, Lady Magdalen and Steffan the Duke of Wolfberg must work together to reclaim their rightful titles.
Crazy weird! Anh DoJust when you thought things couldn't get any weirder, WeirDo's been to the dentist and has come back with braces! How will he hide them from everyone, especially with a big trip to the Fun Fair coming up?! It won't be easy . . . but it will be funny!
Frog music Emma DonoghueSan Francisco, 1876: a stifling heat wave and smallpox epidemic have engulfed the City. Deep in the streets of Chinatown live three former stars of the Parisian circus: Blanche, now an exotic dancer at the House of Mirrors, her lover Arthur and his companion Ernest. When an eccentric outsider joins their little circle, secrets unravel, changing everything - and leaving one of them dead. Frog Music, inspired by true events, is an evocative novel of intrigue and murder: elegant, erotic and witty.
Every wild heart : a novel Meg DonohuePassionate and funny, radio personality Gail Gideon is a true original. Nine years ago when Gail's husband announced that he wanted a divorce, her ensuing on-air rant propelled her local radio show into the national spotlight. Now, "The Gail Gideon Show" is beloved by millions of single women who tune-in for her advice on the power of self-reinvention.
The devil's diadem Sara Douglass
Vita brevis : a crime novel of the Roman Empire Ruth DownieRusso and Tilla's excitement upon arriving in Rome with their baby daughter is soon dulled by their discovery that the grand facades of polished marble mask an underworld of corrupt landlords and vermin-infested tenements. There are also far too may doctors--some skilled, but others positively dangerous.
The blue cat Ursula DubosarskyA boy stood in the playground under the big fig tree. 'He can't speak English,' the children whispered...Sydney, 1942. The war is coming to Australia - not only with the threat of bombardment, but also the arrival of refugees from Europe. Dreamy Columba's world is growing larger.
Why the future is workless Tim DunlopEven as the robots gather on the near horizon this book argues we have choices about the manner in which we greet them. A world without work as we know it could be a good thing. The landscape of work is changing right in front of us, from Uber, Airbnb and the new share economy to automated vehicles, 3D printing and advanced AI. The question isn't whether robots will take our jobs, but what we will do when they do. The era of full-time work is coming to an end and we have to stop holding out the false promise that at some magical moment the jobs are going to reappear.
Dishonour among thieves Paul DurhamSometimes it takes a villain to save you from the monsters ... Join fearless heroine Rye as she uncovers the truth about a clan of notorious outlaws known as the Luck Uglies and battles to save those she loves from the real monsters.
The last reckoning Paul DurhamThe exhilarating conclusion to the critically acclaimed THE LUCK UGLIES series. "The Luck Uglies has it all: a feisty heroine, monstrous creatures, and a brimful of humor, and horror, to keep the readers turning the pages." Joseph Delaney, Author of the Spook's Apprentice series Rye feared her father, Harmless, might be lost forever after he was driven into the forest Beyond the Shale by his deadly enemy Slinister Varlet. Now Slinister is making moves to claim leadership over the Luck Uglies. Can Rye find her father, save her village and put an end to the fighting for good? Thrilling adventure, impossible choices and an epic battle with very highest stakes.
Young Prince Philip : his turbulent early life Philip EadeMarried for more than sixty years to the most famous woman in the world, Prince Philip is the longest-serving royal consort in British history. Yet while he is still one of the most recognisable figures in public life, his origins remain curiously shrouded in obscurity. In Young Prince Philip, the first book to focus exclusively on his life before the coronation, biographer Philip Eade recounts the Prince's extraordinary upbringing in Greece, France, Nazi Germany and Britain, where he inhabited a notably colourful milieu yet was beset by continual turbulence and a succession of family tragedies.
Growing apart : regional prosperity in New Zealand Shamubeel Eaqub'If we rank our regions internationally, Auckland, Wellington and Canterbury are comparable to France, Finland and Saudi Arabia respectively. But the smaller regions look like Timor-Leste (Northland), Greece (Manawatu-Whanganui and Gisborne) or other emerging economies such as Cyprus and the Seychelles.' The gaps between New Zealand's regions are increasing. Many local economies are stagnating, some are faced with grave decline and just a select few are advancing. Deep-seated economic forces are driving these tectonic-like shifts. High-profile economist Shamubeel Eaqub uncovers these forces and what they mean for the changing economic fortunes of our regions, and the future of New Zealand.
Migrations : journeys in time and place Rod EdmondIn Migrations Rod Edmond traces the journeys of his Scottish forebears as they separately made their way to New Zealand. The migration story begins with Charles Murray leaving Aberdeenshire in 1884 to become a missionary on the island of Ambrym. On the other side of Scotland, Catherine McLeod and her family had already abandoned their small coastal croft and sailed for Tasmania. Encounters in Scottish and Pacific villages, a reconciliation ceremony, visits to country churches in New Zealand, and the shock of a city's history transformed by earthquake - all are woven into an exploration of 'migration', of what it is and what it means in our lives. Evocations of place are quietly infused with an understanding of the past, subtly shifting perceptions of identity for current generations.
The peppercorn project Nicki EdwardsOne heartbroken woman. One bitter cop. One community to save them. After the tragic death of her husband, single mum Isabelle Cassidy is bereft and broke. When she hears about The Peppercorn Project - a scheme that offers affordable rent in the tiny but vibrant town of Stony Creek - Issie sees it as her family's best chance at a fresh start. Newly single police officer Matt Robertson moved to Stony Creek to lick his wounds after a bitter divorce. W
Codename Celine Jim EldridgeThe Special Operations Executive (SOE) was formed in July 1940 - its mission: to send agents into occupied Europe to conduct covert operations against Allied enemies. Many of these agents were women and girls. 'Celine', was a young teenager, desperate to do her bit towards the war effort. Parachuted into occupied France to help the Resistance, Celine finds herself on the front line of fierce and terrifying fighting, desperate to keep her nerve and complete her mission before it's too late.
Roman Invasion Jim EldridgePart of the million-selling My Story series that brings the past into the real world, giving it a truly human touch. It's AD 84 when Bran, a prince of the Carvetii tribe, is captured by the Romans. A legion of soldiers is marching east, to build a military road. It's hostile country, and Bran is to go with them as a hostage to ensure the legion's safety...but no one is safe in newly conquered Britain.
The Trenches Jim EldridgePart of the million-selling My Story series that brings the past into the real world, giving it a truly human touch. Trenches is set in 1917 and is the story of Billy Stevens, a telegraph operator, stationed near Ypres. The Great War has been raging for three years when Billy finds himself taking part in the deadly Big Push. But he is shocked to discover that the bullets of his fellow soldiers aren't just aimed at the enemy. Vividly imagined and historically accurate, readers are taken on a first-hand journey of danger and peril.
The book of Shane Nick EliopulosA collection of stories that sheds light on the past, present, and future of Shane, a would-be conqueror who has resolved to do whatever it takes to free his people.
The book smugglers of Timbuktu : the quest for this storied city and the race to save its treasures Charlie EnglishTwo tales of a city: The historical race to reach one of the world's most mythologized places, and the story of how a contemporary band of archivists and librarians, fighting to save its ancient manuscripts from destruction at the hands of al Qaeda, added another layer to the legend.
My one true Highlander Suzanne EnochWhen his reckless younger brothers kidnap a woman on her way to see the horrible Englishman Lattimer, Highland warrior Graeme must find a way to make things right without getting his kin in trouble and wonders how he can ever let a woman this beautiful go.
Stone coffin Kjell Eriksson
Bright blaze of magic Jennifer EstepBad things always come in threes. As a thief, I'm good at three things: hiding in the shadows, getting in and out unseen, and uncovering secrets.
Dark heart of magic Jennifer EstepAs a thief, I stick to the shadows as much as possible. But when the head of the Sinclair Family picks me to compete in the Tournament of Blades, there's no escaping the spotlight--or the danger. Even though he's my competition, Devon Sinclair thinks I have the best shot at winning what's supposed to be a friendly contest. But when the competitors start having mysterious "accidents," it looks like someone will do anything to win--no matter who they hurt. As if I didn't have enough to worry about, mobster Victor Draconi is plotting against Devon and the rest of my friends, and someone's going around Cloudburst Falls murdering monsters. One thing's for sure. Sometimes, humans can be more monstrous than anything else ...
The Earth cries out Bonnie EtheringtonFresh, different and exquisitely written, this is an exciting debut novel. One day we were in a dream world, where Julia was dead and the space where she once was became large and silent, and then we were in another country altogether - where stories and voices made their way into our house any way they could. They heaved under the floorboards, whispered in the windows.
Big change for Stuart Lissa EvansStuart Horten (ten, but looks younger) is now the owner of a magician's workshop - except that without his Great-Uncle's Last Will and Testament, he can't actually prove it. Which is a problem, since someone else wants it as well; someone who has a lot of money. The workshop contains seven magnificent stage illusions, but when Stuart starts to investigate them, he discovers that each is the gateway to a magical adventure, with a puzzle to solve, and a clue to extract. As the clues mount up, the adventures become riskier. Friendship is strained, danger looms, and Stuart has to decide what sort of prize he really, truly wants.
Small change for Stuart Lissa EvansStuart Horten, ten years old but small for his age, moves to the dreary town of Beeton, far away from all his friends. But in Beeton begins the strangest adventure of Stuart's life ...
Wed Wabbit Lissa Evans
My sweet revenge Jane FallonPaula has had Robert's back since they got together as drama students. She gave up her dreams so he could make it. Now he's one of the nation's most popular actors. And Paula's just discovered he's having an affair. She's going to remind Robert just what he's sacrificing. And then she's going to break his heart like he broke hers. It will be her greatest acting role ever. Revenge is sweet. Isn't it?
Retribution Jennifer Fallon
Charlotte sometimes Penelope FarmerCharlotte sleeps on a magic bed at boarding school which has the ability to transport her 40 years into the past and become a girl called Clare who, at the same time, becomes Charlotte in the future.
Mohammed, Jesus & me Hazem FarrajHazem Farraj was born into a Palestinian American Family in 1984. He is the ninth of thirteen children and was raised in a typically Islamic home. At the age of 12, his father decided to move the family to their ethnic homeland of Jerusalem to teach them the Islamic culture and Arabic traditions. There, he set out upon his journey to seek the truth about the true God. He began to learn about Islam and the Arab culture and began to learn about Christianity. This was the beginning of his intriguing story of conversion. After setting his heart to find out the truth about God, he found himself in a difficult crossroad in life. One road led to life as usual with family, riches and Mohammed's Islam and the other road led to the completely opposite direction.
Mistletoe & mayhem Catherine FergusonLola Plumpton can't believe her luck. Christmas is coming and her gorgeous boyfriend, Nathan, has offered up his swanky apartment to host her family's festive celebrations. It looks set to be a Christmas to remember. And it is - but for all the wrong reasons. As the 25th December draws closer, Lola unexpectedly finds herself missing some key components: 1. A job (but who needs one of those anyway, when you've got the ultimate family Christmas to prepare for?) 2. Money (no job equals no money, it turns out.) 3. A boyfriend (yup, Nathan the hunk has said adios to Lola - and in the most embarrassing way possible...) 4. Somewhere to host her fabulous family Christmas (because of course, no Nathan means no des res apartment.) Lola's at a loss about what to do. But one way or another, she's going to make this the best Christmas her family's ever had...
The cowboy's Christmas surprise Marie FerrarellaSince the first grade, Holly Johnson has known that Ramon Rodriguez is the only man for her. But the carefree, determinedly single Texas cowboy with the killer smile doesn't have a clue. Until they share a dance and a kiss...and Ray finally sees his best friend for the woman in love she is. With his brothers racing each other down the aisle, Ray figured he'd be the last bachelor in Forever. That was before the night that changed his life. He can't believe the sexy, beautiful lady who arouses heart-stopping desire is his pal and confidante, and loving aunt to the most adorable little girl. Now that he realizes what he's been missing, Ray plans to make up for lost time...starting with the three little words Holly's waited thirteen years to hear.
Bridget Jones's baby : the diaries Helen FieldingAs Bridget careers towards baby-deadline, tortured by Smug Mothers miming her ticking biological clock, a series of classic Bridget Jones moments finally leads her into pregnancy but just not quite as intended. It's a pregnancy full of cheesy potatoes, outlandish advice from Drunken Singletons and Smug Mothers, chaos at scans and childbirth classes, high jinks and romance, joy and despair but all of it dominated by the terribly awkward question Who's the Father?
The gold thief Justin FisherNed and his family are trying to be ordinary except for the small fact that they aren't. At all. Because on the run up to Christmas everything is ruined when all the world's gold goes missing, along with its leading scientists. Which doesn't really have anything to do with Ned... until it does. When an oily thief and his pet monster turn up at Ned's door, Ned finds himself on the run again... and racing to find out what this new villain wants.
A lawman's justice Delores FossenThe tip that sends FBI Special Agent Seth Calder to an abandoned warehouse in search of exonerating evidence brings him face-to-face with a familiar adversary. Thorn-in-his-side journalist Shelby Braddock is on her own search for the truth about a decades-old crime. Until they stumble on a crime scene and end up fighting for their lives. Now, their only hope of survival is to work together. But something even more dangerous is drawing Seth closer to the gorgeous brunette. As he gives in to a passion so strong it can erase the sins of the past, he must evade a relentless killer...and confront a shocking revelation no one could have predicted.
A moonbow night Laura FrantzAfter fleeing Virginia, Temperance Tucker and her family established an inn along the Shawnee River. It's a welcome way station for settlers and frontiersmen traveling through the wild Cumberland region of Kentucke-men like Sion Morgan, a Virginia surveyor who arrives at the inn with his crew looking for an experienced guide.
The summer house party Caro FraserIn the gloriously hot summer of 1936, a group of people meet at a country house party. Then a shocking death puts an end to their revelry, changing everything in an instant.
Green kitchen at home : quick and healthy food for every day David FrenkielIn Green Kitchen At Home, bestselling authors and bloggers David Frenkiel and Luise Vindahl are back, this time with simple yet delicious recipes that can be cooked during a busy week, and will allow you to sneak more vegetables into your diet. This book features wholesome food that everyone, including meat-eaters, will love. Recipes are smartly composed so they are easy to make. David and Luise will show how to sneak vegetables into all kind of dishes, from breakfast pancakes to bread and desserts. And for the first time, they feature shortcuts--how a recipe can be made even easier by using store-bought pesto or tinned beans if you're time-poor, or how various vegetables or other ingredients can be substituted.
Desperado's wife : a memoir Amy FriedmanSuburban raised and Ivy League educated, Amy Friedman is an American writer living in eastern Ontario, Canada. Her life seems charmed, and she writes a newspaper column about whatever she wishes -- life on the sheep farm she shares with her lover, a well-known famous writer; flying a Cessna; her journeys to South Africa, Northern Ireland and beyond.
The secret history of twin peaks Mark FrostThe Secret History of Twin Peaks enlarges the world of the original series, placing the unexplained phenomena that unfolded there into a vastly layered, wide-ranging history, beginning with the journals of Lewis and Clark and ending with the shocking events that closed the finale. The perfect way to get in the mood for the upcoming Showtime series.
The book of summer Michelle GablePhysician Bess Codman has returned to her family's Nantucket compound, Cliff House, for the first time in four years. Her great-grandparents built Cliff House almost a century before, but due to erosion, the once-grand home will soon fall into the sea. Though she's purposefully avoided the island, Bess must now pack up the house and deal with her mother, a notorious town rabble-rouser, who refuses to leave. The Book of Summer unravels the power and secrets of Cliff House as told through the voices of Ruby Packard, a bright-eyed and idealistic newlywed on the eve of WWII, the home's definitive guestbook, and Bess herself. Bess's grandmother always said it was a house of women, and by the very last day of the very last summer at Cliff House, Bess will understand the truth of her grandmother's words in ways she never contemplated.
River of Teeth Series, Book 1 Sarah GaileySarah Gailey's wildfire debut River of Teeth is a rollicking alternate history adventure that Charlie Jane Anders calls "preposterously fun."In the early 20th Century, the United States government concocted a plan to import hippopotamuses into the marshlands of Louisiana to be bred and slaughtered as an alternative meat source.
Olivia flies high Lyn GardnerOlivia is waiting impatiently to tell her best friends the good news about the highwire act - it's been picked to perform in New York for a night! But her friends have news of their own ... Olivia loses herself in learning the trapeze, while Tom begins his West End stage career in The Sound of Music. But weird things keep happening, and soon Tom is on the verge of losing everything he's ever wanted. It wouldn't have anything to do with the return of Katie Wilkes-Cox, would it? In a nail-biting finale, Olivia performs not one but two daring rescues before tragedy strikes ... As for Katie, could it be.
Good as gone Amy GentryThirteen-year-old Julie Whitaker was kidnapped from her bedroom in the middle of the night, witnessed only by her younger sister. Her family was shattered, but managed to stick together, hoping against hope that Julie is still alive. And then one night: the doorbell rings. A young woman who appears to be Julie is finally, miraculously, home safe. The family is ecstatic but Anna, Julie's mother, has whispers of doubts. She hates to face them. She cannot avoid them. When she is contacted by a former detective turned private eye, she begins a torturous search for the truth about the woman she desperately hopes is her daughter. Propulsive and suspenseful, Good as Gone will appeal to fans of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train, and keep readers guessing until the final pages.
Baby proof Emily GiffinClaudia and Ben seem to be the perfect couple. Ever since their first date, when they discovered that neither saw children in their future, the path of their relationship seems destined to succeed. They envisage a life filled with freedom, possibility and exploration. Claudia and Ben are together because they want to be, not because children are caging them with eighteen years of obligation. But things don't always stay the same. Ben's best friend and his wife get pregnant, and suddenly Ben changes his mind. He does want children after all. This is the story of a couple at a crossroads - and a woman who must decide what she wants most in life.
Uncle dysfunctional : uncompromising answers to life's most painful problems A A GillFrom 2011 up until his death at the end of 2016, the inimitable AA Gill reigned supreme as Uncle Dysfunctional, Esquire's resident advice columnist. In this raffish, hilarious, scathing yet often surprisingly humane collection, Gill applies his unmatched wit to the largest and smallest issues of our time. Whether you're struggling to satisfy your other half, having a crisis over your baldness, don't like your daughter's boyfriend, or need the definitive rules on shorts, leather jackets and man-bags, AA Gill has all the answers - but you'd better brace yourself first.
An afternoon in summer Katherine Anne GiuffreIn an attempt to escape from her stressful life as a single working mother of two young boys, Kathy Giuffre books a year-long trip for four in a tropical paradise. At the last minute, her boyfriend announces he isn't joining them, and Kathy finds herself in an unlivable house in Rarotonga, a tiny speck in the middle of the South Pacific Ocean. Her unlikely saviour is Emily, an 82-year-old Maori woman with a large white house on the edge of the ocean, which the two women share with two callous missionaries, the ghosts of Emily's ancestors, and, briefly, a bizarre couple from Eastern Europe. As time passes, Kathy is seduced by the island and its people and by feelings she has never before experienced. This is an inspirational story about having the courage to search for something better and finding it-serenity, sensuality, and, ultimately, love.
Toad delight Morris GleitzmanThe jaw-dropping details of one slightly squashed cane toad's adventures on TV. And his shock when he discovers what's cooking.
Gift of the gab Morris GleitzmanI scribbled angrily in my notebook, ripped the page out and held it in front of his face. 'You killed my mother, ' it said, 'and I've got the sausages to prove it.' It starts off as a normal week for Rowena. A car full of stewed apples. A police cell. A desperate struggle to keep Dad off national TV. Then her world turns upside-down. And suddenly Ro's battling French policemen, high explosives and very unusual sausages to discover painful and joyous secrets that change her life forever.
Girl underground Morris GleitzmanTrying to fit in at a posh new school is really hard when your loving and lovable family also happen to be criminals. Bridget is succeeding pretty well and has even made a friend, Menzies, the son of the federal Minister for National Development. Then she finds out about Menzies' pen-friend, Jamal, a refugee kid from Afghanistan held in a detention centre. When daring appeals to the government and the Prime Minister himself fail to set Jamal and his sister free, Bridget and Menzies decide to take matters into their own hands.
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Knitted animal scarves, mitts and socks : 35 fun and fluffy creatures to knit and wear Fiona GobleA book with simple stitches, full instructions for making-up and clear photographs presents more than 30 animal-themed knitting projects, including a Tropical Frog Scarf, Penguin Socks and a Bear Scoodie.
Over the ocean Taro GomiA young girl gazes out over the horizon, and wonders what lands lie beyond the ocean, and what the people are like who live in those lands.
A sting in the tale Dave GoulsonCombines Gerald Durrell-esque tales of a child's growing passion for nature with an insight into the importance of the bumblebee. This title details the minutiae of life in their nests, sharing research into the effects intensive farming has had on our bee populations and on the potential dangers if we are to continue down this path.
What love is D C GrantSeventeen and pregnant, Gina has some tough decisions to make - should she marry the father of her baby? The former bad boy Bevan, on home detention for robbery, swears he has mended his ways and will care for Gina and their child. But Gina's own childhood experience of being abandoned by her mother gives her little faith in 'love'. When her grandmother goes into a rest home, Gina begins to sort through her belongings and finds her Italian great-grandmother's diary, written during the Second World War, and discovers a disturbing family secret. As she follows the tragic tale in the diary, she starts to understand what love is - will this help her make the right decision?
Where the flag floats D C GrantLiving in docklands of Sydney in1863 means that nimble fingers are of more use to Sam Galloway than being able to read, until his mother dies, leaving him with a watch on which is engraved words he cannot read. Her dying words entreat him to use the watch to find his dead fathers sister in New Zealand. The quest leads him to board HMS Orpheus as a stowaway, little knowing that the royal navy corvette is doomed, destined to be caught in a sandbank at the entrance to the Manukau Harbour. As the ship breaks apart, Sam is thrown into the tumultuous seas with the crewmen, many of whom perish.
Dead man walking Simon R Green'Call me Ishmael. Ishmael Jones. I am the man in the shadows, that even the shadows are afraid of. The secret agent whose life is the greatest secret of all. And some of the cases I work are trickier than others.'
The diamond horse Stacy GreggAnna Orlov might be the luckiest girl in the world. She is the daughter of a Russian Count and lives in a snowbound palace that is the home to a menagerie of wonderful animals; tigers, wolfhounds, and - of course - horses. She is also the owner of a beautiful heirloom - a diamond necklace with a secret. When Anna defies her father and raises a colt alongside her pet tiger cub, her actions will have far reaching consequences. Soon Anna, her tiger and her horse will be fighting for survival in the frozen tundra of Siberia.
The girl who rode the wind Stacy GreggAn epic, emotional story of two girls and their bond with beloved horses, the action sweeping between Italy during the Second World War and present day. When Lola's grandmother Loretta takes her to Siena, Italy, for the summer, Lola learns of her family's history of heartbreak and adventure, stretching back to the Second World War. In 1945, Loretta's nickname was 'The Daredevil' due to her fearless competing in the town's famous Palio horse races - until war broke out and led to sadness and loss for Loretta. Lola jumps at the chance to enter the modern-day Palio on a beautiful horse called Nico - can she win, in honour of her beloved grandmother? And solve a mystery that will bring happiness and hope to Loretta?
The diamond horse Stacy GreggA frozen palace and a sparkling secret - an epic Russian adventure awaits. Anna Orlov might be the luckiest girl in the world. She is the daughter of a Russian Count and lives in a beautiful snowbound palace that is home to a menagerie of wonderful animals: tigers, wolfhounds and, of course, horses. And she is also the owner of a beautiful heirloom - a diamond necklace with a secret past. But when Anna defies her father's wishes and secretly raises a young colt alongside her pet tiger cub, her actions will have far reaching consequences. And soon Anna, her tiger and her horse will be fighting for survival in the frozen tundra of Siberia. An epic adventure of horses, friendship and sparkling secrets.
Storm and the silver bridle Stacy GreggThe sixth gripping adventure in this exciting pony-club series. With gymkhanas to win, rivals to defeat, mysteries to solve and ponies in danger to save ' these books are perfect for all girls who love ponies. At the Chevalier Point Pony Club Issie is spending all her time with Blaze's young colt Nightstorm. With such fine breeding, he is extremely valuable, and Issie is unaware that the young colt's progress is being closely watched. When Nightstorm is stolen, Issie's search for him takes her all the way to Spain on an exciting and gruelling adventure to win her pony back. Join talented young rider, Issie, on another action-packed pony-club adventure.
Space lizards ate my sister! Mark GriffithsAsteroid Peach is heading straight for Earth, and the planet will be destroyed in a matter of days. In desperation the world turns to the evil space lizard Admiral Skink, currently imprisoned in Cottelton police station in the body of Pickles the iguana. In return for his freedom, Admiral Skink promises to destroy the asteroid and save Earth, but instead he builds a wormhole bridge to his home planet, Swerdlix, and escapes! And just as Skink is making his getaway, a giant thrall-beast emerges from the wormhole, promptly eating Sally Spratley, Lance's little sister.
Space lizards stole my brain! Mark GriffithsWhen Admiral Skink, an alien-lizard warlord from the planet Swerdlix, is attacked by The Hideous and Unimaginably Vast Comet Creature of Poppledock he faces a certain death' but luckily his underlings have installed the BrainTwizzler 360 Mind Migration SystemTM. This nifty invention safely transfers Skink's mind on to a memory wafer and jettisons it through space to find a suitable temporary "home" until he can be rescued by his fellow Swerdlixians. Unluckily for eleven-year-old Lance Spratley it just so happens that the temporary home for Admiral Skink's mind is his body! And while Skink deals with being trapped in Lance's useless body - it can't even breathe fire! - Lance is transferred to a virtual waiting room surrounded by the lizard race who seem intent on destroying Earth when they have successfully retrieved Skink. Will Lance ever get his body back' And even if he does will he be able to thwart Admiral Skink and the Swerdlixians plans to invade Earth'
The road to Jonestown : Jim Jones and Peoples Temple Jeff GuinnA portrait of the cult leader behind the Jonestown Massacre examines his personal life, from his extramarital affairs and drug use to his fraudulent faith healing practices and his decision to move his followers to Guyana, sharing new details about the events leading to the 1978 tragedy.
The Durrells of Corfu [electronic resource] Michael HaagThe Durrells of Corfu describes the family's upbringing in India and the crisis that brought them to England and then Greece. It recalls the genuine characters they encountered on Corfu - Theodore the biologist, the taxi driver Spiro Halikiopoulos and the prisoner Kosti - as well as the visit of American writer Henry Miller. And Haag has unearthed the story of how the Durrells left Corfu, including Margo's and Larry's last-minute escapes before the war. An extended epilogue looks at the emergence of Larry as a work famous novelist, and Gerry as a naturalist and champion of endangered species, as well as the lives of the rest of the family, their friends and other animals.
Magic and Makutu David HairFor Matiu Douglas, apprentice tohunga, the ultimate test of his skill, courage and magical prowess awaits. Hine-nui-te-po, Goddess of Death, is calling and from all across Aotearoa, those who dream of power and immortality are gathering for the struggle. Mat and his friends must face old enemies and new as they seek to prevent the destruction of a city and the inexorable rise of evil. To succeed will bring immortality, power and the love of the goddess. To fail is to die, and doom the land. Return to Aotearoa, where past, present, myth and magic dwell together in one timeless, unforgettable place.
The man who lost his language : a case of aphasia Sheila HaleThe Man who Lost His Language is a unique exploration of aphasia - losing the ability to use or comprehend words - as well as of the resilience of love. When Sir John Hale suffered a stroke that left him unable to walk, write or speak, his wife, Shelia, followed every available medical trail seeking knowledge of his condition and how he might be restored to health. This revised edition of a classic book includes an additional chapter detailing the latest developments in science and medicine since the first edition was published. This personal account of one couple's experience will be of interest to all those who want to know more about aphasia and related conditions.
The wolf border Sarah Hall
Manhattan in reverse Peter F HamiltonThis is a collection of short stories from the master of space opera. Peter F Hamilton takes us on a journey from a murder mystery in an alternative Oxford in the 1800s to a brand new story featuring Paula Mayo, Deputy Director of the Intersolar Commonwealth's Serious Crimes Directorate. Dealing with intricate themes and topical subject this top ten bestselling author is at the top of his game.
Any boy but you : a North Pole, Minnesota novel Julie HammerleElena Chestnut has been chatting with an anonymous boy late into the night. It's a very You've Got Mail situation, and she has no idea who he is. He can't be Oliver Prince, hot-and-bashful son of the family running the rival sporting goods store. Their fancy sales strategies are driving Elena's family out of business.
The sound of us Julie HammerleKiki Nichols might not survive music camp. She's put her TV-loving, nerdy self aside for one summer to prove she's got what it takes: she can be cool enough to make friends, she can earn that music scholarship, and she can get into Krause University's music program.
Acts of valour : the history of the Victoria Cross and New Zealand Glyn HarperProfiles in courage - the definitive history of the Victoria Cross and New Zealand, fully updated in this new edition. For 150 years the highest Commonwealth military decoration for gallantry has been the Victoria Cross. These are the extraordinary stories of the New Zealand VCs. Since its instigation in 1856 more than 40 Victoria Crosses have been awarded to men whose courage in the face of the enemy was recognised by their comrades. Acts of Valour tells the story of each one, from the New Zealand Wars to the Second World War and the modern battlefields of Afghanistan in the 21st century.
Best and bravest : Kiwis awarded the Victoria Cross Glyn HarperThe incredible stories of the New Zealanders who have been awarded the Victoria Cross for courage under fire, from WWI to the war in Afghanistan. Here are the stories of the 27 men who won the Victoria Cross in both world wars and in Afghanistan in the 21st century - fighting heroes who risked their own lives to save their fellow men or change the course of a military action.
The happiness trap : stop struggling, start living Russ HarrisThis book shows you how to apply (ACT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in your life to increase self-awareness, develop emotional intelligence, enhance relationships, create a sense of meaning and purpose, and transform painful thoughts and feelings so they have less impact in your life.
The gunner girl Clare HarveyThree women, one shared ambition: to join the ATS and do their bit for King and country. Bea has grown up part of a large, boisterous Kent family. But she hasn't heard from her soldier sweetheart in months and her mother is controlling her life. She needs to take charge of her future.
Cold in hand John HarveyIt's Valentine's Day, and a dispute between rival gangs leaves a teenage girl dead. Detective Inspector Charlie Resnick, nearing retirement, is hauled back to the front line to help deal with the fallout. But when the dead girl's father seeks to lay the blame on Resnick's partner, DI Lynn Kellogg, Resnick finds the line between the personal and the professional dangerously blurred. Meanwhile, the Serious and Organised Crime Agency starts to show a keen interest in one of Kellogg's murder cases--a case the agency is convinced is linked to international gun running and people trafficking. Soon Kellogg is drawn into a web of deceit and betrayal that puts both her and Resnick in mortal danger.
You'll think of me Robin Lee Hatcher"Her mother abandoned her, her father disowned her, and her husband left her. Can Brooklyn be convinced that it is possible to forgive the greatest of betrayals? Brooklyn Myers escaped her broken home and her embittered, unloving father by eloping to Reno at the age of 17. But when she was pregnant with their first child, her husband abandoned her as well. Not welcome back home in Thunder Creek, Brooklyn stayed in Reno and raised her daughter Alycia on her own, doing her best to make sure Alycia never knew the heartache and rejection Brooklyn herself had known.
George's secret key to the universe Lucy HawkingGeorge's pet pig breaks through the fence into the garden next door - introducing him to his new neighbours: the scientist, Eric, his daughter, Annie, and a super-intelligent computer called Cosmos. And from that moment George's life will never be the same again, for Cosmos can open a portal to any point in outer space . . Take a rollercoaster ride through the vastness of space with Cosmos, which can take them to the edge of a black hole and back again. Or can it?
Exquisite Elizabeth Hayley"Please don't let me fall." Since Siobhan has made it as an artist, she's ready to start a life in New York with the love of her life, billionaire Derick Miller. But their relationship has been a rollercoaster ride that has pushed Derick too far. Will Siobhan be able to win back her soulmate?
Radiant Elizabeth Hayley-- It's been a month since her traumatic break-up with Derick, and Siobhan now lives in Detroit, where she can support herself and her painting career. But suddenly Derick's back after flying halfway across America for her. And though Siobhan's body comes alive at his touch, she doesn't know if she can trust him again...
The girl on the bridge James Hayman"On a freezing December night, Hannah Reindel leaps to her death from an old railway bridge into the rushing waters of the river below. Yet the real cause of death was trauma suffered twelve years earlier when Hannah was plucked from a crowd of freshman girls at a college fraternity party, drugged, and then viciously assaulted by six members of the college football team. Those responsible have never faced or feared justice. Until now. A month after Hannah's death, Joshua Thorne--former Holden College quarterback and now a Wall Street millionaire--is found murdered, his body bound to a bed and brutally mutilated.
A deal for the Di Sione ring Jennifer Hayward"Marry me, sell me the ring and I will fly you out of here tonight." Hotel magnate Nate Brunswick's faith in marriage was destroyed by his father. But in searching for the ring that his beloved grandfather has asked him to retrieve, the illegitimate Di Sione who hates weddings finds himself inconveniently engaged! The alluring owner of the ring, Mina Mastrantino, can only pass it on once she's married. Quick vows and an even quicker annulment should be easy...but the exquisite impromptu wedding night gives them both far more than they planned!
An affair with a notorious heiress Lorraine HeathThe son of a duke and an infamous mother, Alistair Mabry, Marquess of Rexton, fought his way to respectability. Now, the most eligible bachelor in London, marriage-shy Rexton will take only a wife with an impeccable reputation, good breeding, and a penchant for staying out of the gossip sheets. But when he strikes a deal to be seen "courting" a sweet young debutante whose notorious older sister has blemished her chances for marriage,
Goosebumps : Slappy's revenge : twisted tricks from the world's smartest dummy Jason HellerVentriloquist's dummy Slappy offers up sinister and spooky secrets, plus jokes, hit lists, and more.
Churchill's iceman : the true story of Geoffrey Pyke : genius, fugitive, spy Henry HemmingThere is no reason why you should have heard of Geoffrey Pyke. After his suicide in 1948 he was described as one of the great geniuses of his time, to rank alongside Einstein, yet he remains today, as The Times put it, 'one of the most original if unrecognised figures' of the twentieth century. Inventor, escapee, campaigner, war correspondent, Pyke was an unlikely hero of both world wars and is seen today as the father of the U.S. Special Forces. He changed the landscape of British pre-school education, earned a fortune on the stock market, wrote a bestseller and in 1942 convinced Churchill and Lord Mountbatten to build an aircraft carrier out of reinforced ice.
Threads of suspicion Dee HendersonDee Henderson Pens Another Compelling Cold Case Mystery Evie Blackwell's reputation as a top investigator for the Illinois State Police has landed her an appointment to the governor's new Missing Persons Task Force. This elite investigative team is launched with plenty of public fanfare. The governor has made this initiative a high priority, so they will have to produce results--and quickly.
Ache Eliza Henry-JonesThe much anticipated new novel - about how a family, and a rural community, recover from a terrible bushfire - from a stunning young Australian writer, Eliza Henry Jones. A year ago, a devastating bushfire ripped Annie's world apart - killing her grandmother, traumatising her young daughter and leaving her mother's home in the mountains half destroyed. Annie fled back to the city, but the mountain continues to haunt her. Now, drawn by a call for help from her uncle, she's going back to the place she loves most in the world, to try to heal herself, her marriage, her daughter and her mother. A heart-wrenching, tender and lovely novel about loss, grief and regeneration, Ache is not only a story of how we can be broken, but how we can put ourselves back together.
A Di Sione for the Greek's pleasure Kate HewittNatalia is trembling. She hasn't left the Di Sione estate in years, but must retrieve her grandfather's lost book of poems from formidable tycoon Angelos Menas--who's just mistaken her for his daughter's new nanny! The brooding Greek and his precious daughter were scarred in the fire that claimed his wife, and Talia is drawn to man beneath the damaged exterior. She knows the untold pleasure Angelos offers is limited, but when she leaves with the book, will her heart remain behind on the island?
She bid me take love easy John HicksDaniel, in the throes of rejection, identifies with the tragic story of the love affair between "Clytie" and Frederick Lugard in India in the 1860's. [Lugard was a young captain in the Indian army when he fell for Clytie, the beautiful society hostess and divorcee who seduced and subsequently betrayed him.Mark Robson-Browne, a bully from Daniel's schooldays, cynically lures Angela into a sexual relationship. This is a catalyst for Daniel's darkening obsession and he descends into a world of madness where he is haunted by two Clyties: Clytie, the mythical water nymph from Ovid's Metamorphoses, becomes as real to him as Lugard's equally mysterious and alluring Clytie. He has a nervous breakdown and is admitted to hospital. Angela's medical studies bring Daniel back into her life. Dr Locke - an unconventional psychiatrist - uncovers the hidden trauma in Daniel's past, and recruits her to help restore Daniel to sanity.
On second thought Kristan HigginsFollowing in the footsteps of her critically acclaimed novel, If You Only Knew, Ainsley O'Leary is so ready to get married7 she's even found the engagement ring her boyfriend has stashed away.
Flight path David HillA gripping novel for young adults that captures both the daring and the everyday realities of serving in the Air Force during the Second World War. Pete and Paul yelled together. 'Bandit! Nine o'clock! Bandit!'Jack spun to stare. There was the Messerschmitt on their left, streaking straight at them. Eighteen-year-old Jack wanted to escape boring little New Zealand. But he soon finds that flying in a Lancaster bomber to attack Hitler's forces brings terror as well as excitement. With every dangerous mission, he becomes more afraid that he'll never get back alive. He wants to help win the war, but will he lose his own life?
Chase the wind Cindy HolbyChase The Wind follows the story of Ian and Faith Duncan and their quest to escape the horror of Randolph Mason and follow their dream of breeding horses and continues with the saga of their children, Jenny and Jamie as they search for love and redemption in the wilds of Wyoming. Escaping to the Iowa wilderness after their secret marriage, with only a family Bible, a wedding-ring quilt, an extraordinary horse, and their trust in each other, they embark on a new life together that is filled with both happiness and tragedy.
Offline Anne HoltWhen bombs explode at the Oslo offices of the National Council for Islam in Norway, detective Hanne Wilhelmsen is on the case. As the mood of the city darkens, Hanne realizes that Oslo is up against forces far more terrible and menacing than ever before.
Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine Gail HoneymanMeet Eleanor Oliphant: she struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she's thinking. That, combined with her unusual appearance (scarred cheek, tendency to wear the same clothes year in, year out), means that Eleanor has become a creature of habit (to say the least) and a bit of a loner. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy.
Substance : Inside New Order Peter HookTwo acclaimed albums, an upcoming US tour - Joy Division had the world at their feet. Then, on the eve of that tour and the beginning of what would surely have been an international success story, the band's troubled lead singer, Ian Curtis, killed himself. 'We didn't really think about it afterwards. It just sort of happened. One day we were Joy Division, then our lead singer killed himself and the next time we got together, we were a new band ... ' Peter Hook That band was New Order.
Unknown pleasures : inside Joy Division Peter HookJoy Division changed the face of music. The sound of music. The meaning of music. Godfathers of the current alternative scene, they reinvented rock in the post-punk era, creating a new sound dark, hypnotic, intense that would influence U2, Morrissey, R.E.M., Radiohead and many others. The band's image, once subversive and alienating, has become an internationally renowned 'look' well documented by photographers Anton Corbijn, Kevin Cummins and graphic designer Peter Saville.
The last garden Eva HornungThe settlement of Wahrheit, founded in exile to await the return of the Messiah, has been waiting longer than expected. Pastor Helfgott has begun to feel the subtle fraying of the community's faith. Then Matthias Orion shoots his wife and himself, on the very day their son Benedict returns home from boarding school. Benedict is unmoored by shock, severed from his past and his future. Unable to be inside the house, unable to speak, he moves into the barn with the horses and chooks, relying on the animals' strength and the rhythm of the working day to hold his shattered self together. The pastor watches over Benedict through the year of his crazy grief: man and boy growing, each according to his own capacity, as they come to terms with the unknowable past and the frailties of being human.
White sand. Volume 1 Rik HoskinA brand new saga of magic and adventure by #1 New York Times best-selling author Brandon Sanderson! On the planet of Taldain, the legendary Sand Masters harness arcane powers to manipulate sand in spectacular ways. But when they are slaughtered in a sinister conspiracy, the weakest of their number, Kenton, believes himself to be the only survivor. With enemies closing in on all sides, Kenton forges an unlikely partnership with Khriss--a mysterious Darksider who hides secrets of her own.
Millennium : a memoir Peri HoskinsIt's December 1999, the cusp of a new millennium. The tiny Pacific Kingdom of Tonga will be first in the world to usher it in. Our narrator takes us there to see the sun set on the old and the dawn rise on the new. We discover much more. In a time and place of old customs we see the gentle advance of the new. This Pacific paradise is home to a diverse group of human beings at this unique time. Our journey through many human exchanges - quirky, funny, and sad - accompanied by quotes from Hindu scripture echoes through the millennia and asks us what it is to be human in these dark times. This book constantly entertains and delves beneath a fascinating surface to examine the quality of our age. Millennium-A Memoir is a novella-sized slice of life travelogue that evokes the work of Ernest Hemingway. It is Peri Hoskins' debut literary work.
Highland guard Hannah HowellLady Annys MacQueen has no other choice. The deception that enabled her to keep her lands safe is on the verge of being revealed by a cruel kinsman. To shield her young son from the sword and her people from devastation, she must turn to the one man she could never forget... He lives for duty and honour. So the only way Sir Harcourt Murray could repay the laird who saved his life was to agree to father a child with Sir MacQueen's wife...Lady Annys. Now the passion he still feels for the lovely strong-willed widow is as all-consuming and perilous as securing her lands. But to convince her that his love is forever real means confronting her most wrenching fears--and putting everything they treasure most at stake...
Highland hero Hannah HowellThere's nothing sexier than a man in a kilt, and in these four timeless tales set in Scotland, New York Times bestselling author Hannah Howell takes us into a land of romance and adventure. . .Prepare to meet four heroes as captivating as the Highlands. A dashing laird with an appetite for more than a Scottish beauty's culinary skills. . . a proud lord on a journey of rescue and desire. . . a sensual warrior at the center of one woman's dreams. . . and a handsome but somber Scot whose joy is reawakened by true love. These passionate romances will thrill you, seduce you, and warm your heart.
Highland protector Hannah HowellWhen she is framed for the murder of one of the king's men, Ilsabeth Murray Armstrong, now a fugitive, turns to Sir Simon Innes for help in clearing her name before she is hanged for a crime she did not commit.
The wanderers Meg Howrey"Station Eleven meets The Martian in this brilliantly inventive novel about three astronauts training for the first-ever mission to Mars, an experience that will push the boundary between real and unreal, test their relationships, and leave each of them--and their families--changed forever In an age of space exploration, we search to find ourselves. In four years Prime Space will put the first humans on Mars. Helen Kane, Yoshi Tanaka, and Sergei Kuznetsov must prove they're the crew for the job by spending seventeen months in the most realistic simulation ever created. Retired from NASA, Helen had not trained for irrelevance. It is nobody's fault that the best of her exists in space, but her daughter can't help placing blame.
Legends of the clans Erin HunterSpottedleaf's heart: Young apprentice Spottedpaw is determined to become a warrior...until she realizes that to save her Clan, she must become its next medicine cat.
Pinestar's choice: Discover what drove Pinestar, once leader of ThunderClan, to abandon the warrior code, betray his Clan, and become a kittypet.
We were the lucky ones Georgia HunterThe Kurc family shouldn't have survived the Holocaust. In the spring of 1939 three generations are living relatively normal lives in Poland, despite the hardships Jews face. When war breaks out and the family is cast to the wind, the five Kurc siblings do everything they can to find their way through a devastated continent to freedom. Addy, a musician, charms his way into possession of a Brazilian visa and into the first class piano lounge on a ship full of refugees bound for Rio; Jakob marries the love of his life in an abandoned house to a soundtrack of air sirens; Mila hides her daughter in a Catholic convent outside of Warsaw, only to return weeks later to find the convent in ruins; Genek endures a brutal winter in a Siberian gulag before embarking with his wife and newborn son on a year-long exodus through Persia to fight for the Allies; and Halina attempts to flee over the Austrian Alps on foot while pregnant. All this, across continents and often in ignorance about the fate of the rest of their family, while the wheels of war turn.
The most dangerous duke in London Madeline HunterThree sinfully handsome dukes, three scores to settle, three hearts about to meet their matches. All in one thrilling new trilogy from New York Times bestselling author Madeline Hunter.
The Nowhere Man Gregg Andrew Hurwitz"Spoken about only in whispers, it is said that when the Nowhere Man is reached by the truly desperate, he can and will do anything to save them. Evan Smoak is the Nowhere Man.
China baby love Jane HutcheonHow one woman turned her life upside down to help those who needed it most - half a world away. Every orphan comes with a story. Every journalist has a story that stays with them.
Twisting throttle Australia Mike HydeThe witty tale of a real life mid-life crisis which took an ordinary Kiwi bloke around Australia on a motorbike, to fulfil his life-long Easy Rider inspired dreams of his long-lost youth. The result is a very dry look at the Big Dry Country told with self-deprecating wit by a first time author. A large market has been established for blokes on bikes doing things to recapture their long lost youth, following the exploits of multi-millionaire Gareth Morgan and his friends, who go to exotic places on luxury bikes.
Frankie Potts and the bikini burglar Juliet JackaFrankie is on the lookout for a human detective sidekick to share her caseload. Finding the right person isn't as easy as you'd think, and she's never had more to juggle. Right now she's having to contend with a new boy from Borneo, whose tales are taller and wilder than his wild black hair; the meanest school office lady in Tring; her arch-enemy Ralph Peter-McGee and his equally brutish ginger tomcat; and helping her Grandma M train a troupe of greyhounds.
Frankie Potts and the postcard puzzle Juliet JackaFrankie's list of mysteries to solve is getting longer by the day. Firstly, her mum is acting very strangely - she's tired, grumpy and feels sick all the time. And then there's Grandma M, who keeps dropping hints about expanding her troupe of performing greyhounds: Tinkerbell, Titania and Tiramisu.
Frankie Potts and the Sparkplug mysteries Juliet JackaMeet Frankie Potts, the village of Tring's number one girl detective. She has flaming red hair, a questioning mind and a very clever dog named Sparkplug. And she is really good at solving mysteries. When Frankie is adopted by a dog at the window of her favourite sweetshop, there's detecting to be done.The dog, Sparkplug, is adorable.
Frankie Potts and the wicked wolves Juliet JackaA band of dancers with bells and blue painted faces have come to Tring, and Frankie can smell a mystery. Who are these Wicked Wolves? How come Grandma M knows them, and wants to pick a fight with them?
How to fix a sick planet Clark JamesPoliticians are controlled by global corporations, where profits for a few come before the welfare of people and many other species. So behind the smirking faces on election billboards are most often scheming two-faced traitors, whose crimes against society far exceed those of World War II spies. This short ebook deals with 24 relevant issues, most of which Governments sweep under the carpet: debt, unemployment, crime and violence
The Silver Bells Christmas pantomime Lynsey JamesMy Chestnut Reading Tree: this Christmas pantomime is about to be the talk of the town. Luna Bay's festive preparations are well under way and the much anticipated annual pantomime is to be, once again, the highlight of the season. Too bad that the village's very own actress and darling of Broadway, Alice Woods, isn't feeling in the mood for Christmas.
Dear Leader Jin-Sung JangDear Leader contains astonishing new insights about North Korea which could only be revealed by someone working high up in the regime. It is also the gripping story of how a member of the inner circle of this enigmatic country became its most courageous, outspoken critic. Jang Jin-sung held one of the most senior ranks in North Korea's propaganda machine, helping tighten the regime's grip over its people. Among his tasks were developing the founding myth of North Korea, posing undercover as a South Korean intellectual and writing epic poems in support of the dictator, Kim Jong-il.
Timba comes home Sheila JeffriesTimba and Vati are named after lions: and two black kittens against the world is the pact they make when they are abandoned in a ditch. But when Timba is eventually found by a young boy, Leroy, he is alone and starving. Leroy has a tough life and that is something Timba can relate to - he finds it impossible not to love the sad little boy and be his friend. Through Leroy Timba also meets Angie, Leroy's teacher, and they forge a special bond - Angie will help him find Vati, whatever it takes.Can these two black kittens find their way back to each other, and use their cat power to heal the lives of the people they love?
The orphan's tale Pam JenoffSixteen-year-old Noa, forced to give up her baby fathered by a Nazi soldier, snatches a child from a boxcar containing Jewish infants bound for a concentration camp and takes refuge with a travelling circus, where Astrid, a Jewish aerialist, becomes her mentor.
Blockade Jean JohnsonStruggling to get their people to cooperate with their V'Dan allies, who they resent, Imperial Prince Li'eth and Ambassador Jackie MacKenzie face an ethical dilemma: how do you stop a ruthless, advanced nation from attacking again and again without slaughtering them in turn?
Child of the river Irma JoubertA compelling coming of age story with an unlikely and utterly memorable heroine, Child of the River is a timeless tale of heartbreak and triumph set in South Africa at the dawn of apartheid. Persomi is young, white, and poor, born the middle child of illiterate sharecroppers on the prosperous Fourie farm in the South African Bushveld.
It started with goodbye Christina JuneAfter being unfairly implicated in her best friend's scheme gone awry, Tatum Elsea is grounded for almost the entire summer, where she starts her own graphic design business and begins an online relationship with an Irish cello player.
Half a world away Cynthia KadohataTwelve-year-old Jaden, an emotionally damaged adopted boy fascinated by electricity, feels a connection to a small, weak toddler with special needs in Kazakhstan, where Jaden's family is trying to adopt a "normal" baby.
Russian winter Daphne KalotayFormer Bolshoi ballerina Nina Revskaya auctions off her jewelry collection and becomes overwhelmed by memories of her homeland, the friends she left behind amidst Stalinist aggression, and the dark secret that brought her to a new life in Boston.
Hunting the eagles Ben KaneFive long years have passed since the annihilation of three Roman legions in the wilds of Germania. Varus, the general who led the ill-fated army, is long dead and the bones of his 15,000 legionaries moulder in the forests. But not all the Romans were slain in the ambush. Centurion Tullus, a seasoned veteran, survived and now he lives for revenge upon the tribal chieftain Arminius, who masterminded the ambush. Tullus will stop at nothing to kill his bitterest enemy, or to recover his legion's lost Eagle. At first, fortune seems to be with the Romans. Germanicus, the general appointed to lead punitive campaigns against the tribes, is resourceful and courageous. His armies are vast, dwarfing those of the enemy and the initial clashes are won by the legions. Yet Arminius is far from defeated.
Talking to animals : how you can understand animals and they can understand you Jon KatzWe seem to need animals in our disconnected lives more and more, yet we understand them less and less. In Talking to Animals, New York Times bestselling author Jon Katz - who left his Manhattan life behind two decades ago for life on a farm where he is surrounded by dogs, cats, sheep, horses, cows, goats, and chickens - marshals his experience to offer us a deeper insight into animals and the tools needed for effectively communicating with them.
Dare to resist : a Wedding dare novella Laura KayeTrapped and tempted, this battle of wills rages all night long. Kady Dresco and Colton Brooks click on a level that defies logic. There are only two problems. One, he's her older brother's irritating best friend, and two, they're bidding on the same military security services contract.
Inevitable : understanding the 12 technological forces that will shape our future Kevin KellyFrom one of our leading technology thinkers and writers, a guide through the twelve technological imperatives that will shape the next thirty years and transform our lives. Much of what will happen in the next thirty years is inevitable, driven by technological trends that are already in motion.
The rhythm of life : living every day with passion and purpose Matthew KellyCounsels readers on how to transcend daily stresses to attain a deeper understanding of one's true purpose, discussing such strategies as identifying and attending to actual needs and making self-supporting commitments.
Di Sione's virgin mistress Sharon KendrickI have the tiara you want and you have to pay for it. Dante Di Sione could forgive the beautiful blonde he kissed in the airport lounge for accidentally taking the suitcase with his grandfather's precious tiara in it. But then she has the nerve to blackmail him into accompanying her to her sister's wedding! So when news of their supposed engagement breaks, Dante takes his revenge and ensures that Willow plays the part of his loving wife-to-be to the full. Only, he has no idea that Willow has faked all that bold confidence...and is a virgin!
A royal vow of convenience Sharon KendrickHis Princess under the covers...The whirr of helicopter blades announcing the return of her new boss sends Sophie scurrying back to the kitchen. Little does she know that fleeing from royal scrutiny will place her under the devastatingly searing gaze of notorious billionaire Rafe Carter...Having resisted his cook for days, Rafe finds his senses sent into overdrive by a secret midnight swim, and he can't resist a taste of the forbidden. But the press descend when Sophie's identity is shockingly revealed, and Rafe is duty-bound to rescue the beautiful Princess...with a convenient vow.
The Saffron Tales : Recipes from the Persian Kitchen Yasmin KhanWith stunning photography from all corners of Iran and gorgeous recipe images, this lavish cookbook rejoices in the land, life, flavours and food of an enigmatic and beautiful country.
Goodbye, Vitamin Rachel KhongMiranda July, author of The First Bad ManRuth is thirty and her life is falling apart: she and her fiance are moving house, but he's moving out to live with another woman; her career is going nowhere; and then she learns that her father, a history professor beloved by his students, has Alzheimer's. At Christmas, her mother begs her to stay on and help. For a year. Goodbye, Vitamin is the wry, beautifully observed story of a woman at a crossroads, as Ruth and her friends attempt to shore up her father's career; she and her mother obsess over the ambiguous health benefits - in the absence of a cure - of dried jellyfish supplements and vitamin pills; and they all try to forge a new relationship with the brilliant, childlike, irascible, sweet old man her father has become.
Simply ramen : a complete course in preparing Ramen meals at home Amy Kimoto-Kahn
The Diabolic S J KincaidNemesis is a Diabolic, a humanoid teenager created to protect a galactic senator's daughter. Raised side by side, Nemesis would give her life for Sidonia-- and take as many lives as necessary to keep Sidonia safe. When the power-mad Emperor learns Sidonia's father is participating in a rebellion, he summons her to the Galactic court to serve as a hostage. Nemesis must become Sidonia to save her. It's a nest of vipers-- and Nemesis finds within herself a humanity truer than what she encounters from most humans.
Still life with tornado A S (Amy Sarig) King
The walking dead. Volume 2, Miles behind us Robert KirkmanThis volume follows our band of survivors on their tragic journey in search of shelter. Characters live and die as they brave a treacherous landscape littered with packs of the walking dead.
All Blacks don't cry : a story of hope John Kirwan'I've been to hell and I'm back. If you're in that same place, then I understand what you're going through.' John Kirwan was one of the most devastating wingers New Zealand, and world, rugby had ever seen. A prominent and revered figure at the dawn of the professional age of rugby, he seemed to live a charmed life. But nobody knew, though, that behind closed doors 'JK' was living a life of torment.
Stand by me : helping your teen through tough times John KirwanI'm a dad and I'm scared. When I say I'm a dad and I'm scared, I really mean: I'm a dad and I'm looking for answers - from the professionals, kids, mums, dads and other caregivers who have been there, holding each other's hands to hell and back. Stand by me. Let's take the journey together. Charting John Kirwan's personal experiences as a father, and featuring the real voices of young people today, Stand By Me investigates issues around teenage mental health, with a focus on depression and anxiety.
A piece of the world Christina Baker KlineImagines the life story of Christina Olson, the subject of Andrew Wyeth's painting "Christina's World," describing the simple life she led on a remote Maine farm, her complicated relationship with her family, and the illness that incapacitated her.
Dreamhunter Elizabeth KnoxSet in 1906, Dreamhunter describes a world very similar to ours, except for a special place, known simply as the Place, where only a select group of people can go. these people are called Dreamhunters and they harvest dreams which are then transmitted to the general public for the purposes of entertainment, therapy - or terror and political coercion. Fifteen-year-old cousins Laura Hame and Rose tiebold both come from famous dreamhunting families, but only Laura proves to be blessed with the gift and once inside the Place she finds out what happened to her missing dreamhunter father and reveals how the government has used dreams to control an ever-growing population of convicts and political dissenters.
Slacker Gordon KormanWhen eighth-grader Cameron Boxer creates the Positive Action Group at school he intends it as a diversion to fool his parents, teachers, and sister into letting him continue to concentrate on his video-gaming--but before he knows it other kids are taking it seriously, and soon he finds himself president of the P.A.G., and involved in community service, so the boy who never cared about anything is now the centre of everything, whether he likes it or not.
Brothers' fury Giles KristianRebel Cast out from his home, rejected by his family, Tom Rivers returns to his regiment. But his commander believes the young hothead's recklessness and contempt for authority has no place in his troop. But to a spymaster like Captain Crafte, Tom's dark and fearless nature is in itself a weapon to be turned upon the hated Cavaliers.
A new class Jarrett KrosoczkaExcitedly embarking on his course of training at the Jedi Academy in spite of his older sister's jealousy, Victor Starspeeder struggles with Master Yoda's assignments, which include a requirement to join the drama club to channel his high energy.
The Death Relic Chris KuzneskiAfter being vanquished by the Spanish empire, little remains of the Aztec and Mayan civilizations. From the ashes of their cities emerged a unified legend: Their conquerors possessed a mysterious artifact so powerful--so deadly--that it was universally known as the "Death Relic." When archaeologist Maria Pelati's research team disappears in the rugged terrain of the Yucatan Peninsula, she contacts Jonathon Payne and David Jones to help track them down. As Payne and Jones embark on a perilous mission to find the lost archaeologists, they realize that Maria's research may be the key to solving one of the darkest mysteries of the world.
Rich people problems : a novel Kevin KwanWhen Nicholas Young hears that his grandmother, Su Yi, is on her deathbed, he rushes to be by her bedside - but he's not alone. The entire Shang-Young clan has convened from all corners of the globe to stake claim on their matriarch's massive fortune. With each family member vying to inherit Tyersall Park - a trophy estate on 64 prime acres in the heart of Singapore - Nicholas's childhood home turns into a hotbed of speculation and sabotage. people problems.
The dragonsitter Josh LaceyDear Uncle Morton: You'd better get on a plane right now and come back here. Your dragon has eaten Jemima. Emily loved that rabbit! I'd better go now. I can smell burning.--Eddie. It had sounded so easy: Eddie was to look after Uncle Morton's unusual pet for a week while he went on vacation. But soon the fridge is empty, the curtains are on fire, and the mailman is fleeing down the front path.
The last herald mage : a Valdemar omnibus Mercedes LackeyMagic's pawn: Chronicles the story of the most powerful Herald-Mage ever born, tracing his growth from youthful arrogance to a position of power and maturity in the kingdom of Valdemar. Vanyel's disdain for swordsmanship earns him an unexpected exile--at the High Court of Valdemar under the guardianship of his stern and implacable Aunt Savil, one of the legendary Herald-Mages.
A stranger at Fellsworth Sarah E LaddWhen a stranger comes to Fellsworth School, everything begins to change, including the stranger. Annabelle Grayson has it all--beauty, wealth, and wit, but when her guardian brother loses their fortune, he insists that she marry his colleague to help restore his business--a colleague she knows is involved in illegal activities. She sees only one way out of the dangerous situation: she escapes from her home in London to the safety of her estranged uncle's home at the Fellsworth School. Owen Stratford, a widower, father, and gamekeeper at Amberton Park, is intrigued yet suspicious of the newcomer.
I'll take you there Wally LambI'll Take You There centers on Felix, a film scholar who runs a Monday night movie club in what was once a vaudeville theater. One evening, while setting up a film in the projectionist booth, he's confronted by the ghost of Lois Weber, a trailblazing motion picture director from Hollywood's silent film era.
Singing My Sister Down and other stories [electronic resource] Margo LanaganAn outstanding collection of thirteen short stories from the internationally acclaimed, multi-award winning author of Sea Hearts and Tender Morsels.
Starfall Melissa LandersA displaced princess and her best-friend-with-benefits must take down an intergalactic mafia endangering the lives of the outer realm's settlers.
If wishes were horses Karly LaneAlready struggling to come to terms with the tragic death of her husband, Sophie Bryant nearly loses her own life while attending a domestic dispute as a paramedic. Diagnosed with a mild form of post-traumatic stress disorder, Sophie decides to accept a posting to the remote township of Hilsons Ridge.
Switch on your brain : the key to peak happiness, thinking, and health Caroline LeafAccording to researchers, the vast majority--a whopping 75-98 percent--of the illnesses that plague us today are a direct result of our thought life. What we think about truly affects us both physically and emotionally. In fact, fear alone triggers more than 1,400 known physical and chemical responses in our bodies, activating more than thirty different hormones! Today our culture is undergoing an epidemic of toxic thoughts that, left unchecked, create ideal conditions for illnesses.
Hidden figures : the untold story of the African-American women who helped win the space race Margot Lee ShetterlyBefore John Glenn orbited the earth or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as "human computers" used pencils, slide rules and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space. Among these problem-solvers were a group of exceptionally talented African American women, some of the brightest minds of their generation..
Avalanche : a love story Julia LeighAt the age of thirty-eight, acclaimed novelist Julia Leigh made her first visit to the IVF clinic, full of hope. So started a long and costly journey of nightly injections, blood tests, surgeries, and rituals. Writing in the immediate aftermath of her decision to stop treatment, Leigh lays bare the truths of her experience: the highs of hope and the depths of disappointment, the grip of yearning and desire, the toll on her relationships, and the unexpected graces and moments of black humour.
The lost kingdom of Bamarre Gail Carson LevineWhen visited by a fairy, fifteen-year-old Peregrine learns she is not Latki-born, so she begins to free her people from tyranny, even if it means fighting monsters--both magical and human.
A tragic kind of wonderful Eric Lindstrom"A sixteen-year-old girl living with bipolar disorder learns to balance romance, friendship, and grief"-- Provided by publisher.
Denial : Holocaust history on trial Deborah E LipstadtIn her acclaimed 1993 book Denying the Holocaust, Deborah Lipstadt called David Irving, a prolific writer of books on World War II, "one of the most dangerous spokespersons for Holocaust denial." The following year, after Lipstadt's book was published in the United Kingdom, Irving led a libel suit against Lipstadt and her publisher.
Monstress. Volume one, Awakening Marjorie M LiuSet in an alternate world of art deco beauty and steampunk horror, Monstress tells the epic story of Maika Halfwolf, a teenage survivor of a cataclysmic war between humans and their hated enemies, the Arcanics. In the face of oppression and terrible danger, Maika is both hunter and hunted, searching for answers about her mysterious past as those who seek to use her remain just one step behind and all the while, the monster within begins to awaken.
This earl is on fire Vivienne LorretThe sheltered daughter of a country baron, Miss Adeline Pimm comes to London looking for adventure... and finds it in the form of a bloody, unconscious man slumped in the doorway of her family's rented townhouse. Though his identity is a mystery, Adeline is inexplicably drawn to the handsome, injured man and vows to nurse him back to health. Liam Cavanaugh, the scandalous Earl of Wolford, is startled when he awakens in an unfamiliar bed, wrapped in bandages that hinder his eyesight, with no memory of why he was beaten half to death.
When a marquess loves a woman Vivienne LorretAs a young, penniless gentleman, Maxwell Harwick knew he had little to offer Juliet White7 the most beautiful debutante of the season 7 except his love, and one thoroughly scandalous kiss.
How to raise an adult : break free of the overparenting trap and prepare your kid for success Julie Lythcott-HaimsA provocative manifesto that exposes the detrimental effects of helicopter parenting and puts forth an alternative philosophy for raising self-sufficient young adults.
For a girl : a true story of secrets, motherhood and hope Mary-Rose MacCollI am by nature a private person. Secrets are different from privacy. They are things you are forced to keep to yourself, by family, friends, by your own shame. Secrets like these come to the surface one day and demand an airing. Emerging from an unconventional, boisterously happy childhood, Mary-Rose MacColl was a rebellious teenager.
The gargling gorilla Margaret MahyThree short zany stories, all featuring weird and wonderful animals. The Gargling Gorilla, The Runaway Reptiles and The Dog Magician - three hilarious stories in one volume from an award-winning author with a wicked sense of humour.
A random walk down Wall Street : the time-tested strategy for successful investing Burton Gordon MalkielNewly revised and updated with information on exchange-traded funds and investment opportunities in emerging markets, a trusted investment guide is filled with core insights and expert advice on stocks, bonds, money markets, real estate investment trusts, home ownership and more.
A million little things Susan MalleryZoe Saldivar is more than just single--she's alone. She recently broke up with her longtime boyfriend, she works from home and her best friend Jen is so obsessed with her baby that she has practically abandoned their friendship. The day Zoe accidentally traps herself in her attic with her hungry-looking cat, she realizes that it's up to her to stop living in isolation.
Engines of empathy Paul ManneringUntil this morning, Charlotte Pudding was almost happy with her life. Apart from her homicidal toaster, dead parents, and general ennui. Well, maybe not that happy. Either way, now that she's on the run from a shadowy corporation, seeking the secrets of her own family history and tolerating the inanities of a retired god, things are looking a bit more interesting.
Looking for Alibrandi Melina MarchettaJosephine Alibrandi is seventeen, illegitimate and in her final year at a wealthy Catholic school. This is the year her father comes back into her life, she falls in love, discovers family secrets and sets herself free.
Saving Francesca Melina MarchettaSixteen-year-old Francesca could use her outspoken mother's help with the problems of being one of a handful of girls at a parochial school that has just turned co-ed, but her mother has suddenly become severely depressed.
The Babylon idol Scott MarianiThe hunt is on when a sniper leaves Ben Hope's friend fighting for his life, the former SAS major declares war on the men responsible. But what begins as a straightforward revenge mission gets complicated when a mysterious letter reveals Ben to be the real target. And his isn't the only name on a crazed killer's list. Professor Anna Manzini has no idea she's in grave danger from a man she'd thought dead. She's on the cusp of a major discovery: the location of the lost Babylon idol, a golden statue of immeasurable value. But when word of Anna's work reaches her enemies, it sets off a cat-and-mouse chase that will lead Ben and Anna halfway across Europe and into the heart of war-torn Syria. To reach the precious idol first, Ben must keep one step ahead of a powerful maniac. If he fails, it won't just be Ben and Anna's lives in danger, but the world.
The voyage of Lucy P. Simmons : the Emerald shore Barbara MaricondaThe Voyage of Lucy P. Simmons: The Emerald Shore by Barbara Mariconda has descriptive copy which is not yet available from the Publisher.
My good life in France : in pursuit of the rural dream Janine MarshOne grey dismal day, Janine Marsh was on a trip to northern France to pick up some cheap wine. She returned to England a few hours later having put in an offer on a rundown old barn in the rural Seven Valleys area of Pas de Calais. This was not something she'd expected or planned for. Janine eventually gave up her job in London to move with her husband to live the good life in France. Or so she hoped.
Death on the air Ngaio MarshThe only collection of Ngaio Marsh short stories, first published in 1995 to celebrate her centenary, now with two additional stories. A man dies with his hand on a radio dial. A disguised aristocrat finds murder at the opening night of a play. A cryptogram produces death in an English churchyard. These are the short cases of Scotland Yard's Inspector Roderick Alleyn who, with his lovely wife Agatha Troy, charmed his way through more than thirty novels. The book concludes with a script written for the television series Crown Court, in which the lead was played by Joan Hickson who later became famous as Agatha Christie's Miss Marple. Death on the Air and Other Stories serves both as the perfect introduction to Ngaio Marsh and as a nostalgic journey for the aficionado, each story echoing the themes explored in her detective novels.
Mary Anne saves the day Ann M MartinWhen a fight breaks out among the members of the Baby-sitters Club, timid Mary Anne finds herself becoming more assertive as a babysitter and in her relationships with her father and friends.
Beyond reason Kat MartinFive weeks ago Carly Drake stood at her grandfather's grave. Now she's burying Drake Trucking's top driver, and the cops have no leads on the hijacking or murder. Faced with bankruptcy, phone threats and the fear of failure, Carly has to team up with the last man she wants to owe--Lincoln Cain. Cain is magnetic, powerful, controlling--and hiding more than one secret. He promised Carly's granddad he'd protect her. The old man took a chance on him when he was nothing but a kid with a record, and now he's the multi-millionaire owner of a rival firm. But Linc's money can't protect Carly from the men who'll do anything to shut her down, or the secrets behind Drake Trucking. If she won't sell out, the only way to keep her safe is to keep her close--and fight like hell.
Into the firestorm Kat MartinLuke Brodie meets his match in fellow bounty hunter Emma Cassidy, as both of them try to hunt down a vicious criminal with whom Emma has history.
Into the whirlwind Kat MartinA bodyguard, a bounty hunter, a private investigator, no one can handle the heat like the men of BOSS, Inc. Megan O'Brien is at her wit's end. Her three-year-old son has been kidnapped. No police, says the ransom demand. Fearing for her son's life, Meg has no choice but to turn to her former bodyguard, Dirk Reynolds. Dirk's never forgiven Meg for the way she left him after their brief affair. But with bounty hunter Luke Brodie on his side, Dirk knows he's got to help Meg rescue her son. The few clues they've gathered send them spiraling into a murky world of high-stakes gambling and international crime. Meg may be way out of her depths, but she's seeing a side of Dirk she never suspected--one no woman could possibly resist.
In the land of giants Gabi Martinez
Nellie and the secret letter Penny MatthewsIt's 1849, and Nellie is starting her new life as a kitchen maid in a grand Adelaide house with her best friend, Mary. But Nellie's desire to live out her dreams soon leads to a battle with the spiteful cook Bessie Rudge. Can Nellie keep her temper and avoid being thrown out to beg on the streets? And why is Mary acting so strangely?
Nellie's greatest wish Penny MatthewsNellie returns to Adelaide, where a shock awaits her. A reunion with someone from her past has the power to fulfill the wishes she made when she first arrived in Australia ... A dramatic conclusion to the Nellie books that will have readers weeping and cheering in equal measure.
Life on tour with Bowie Sean MayesWhen David sat down later, he tucker one leg up under him and I noticed that the sole of his shoe was as clean as the day he'd bought it. OK, maybe the shoes were new, but it struck me that he hardly ever sets foot in the street. I's all hotel, limousines, sterilized airports - the life I was about to lead. I shivered, feeling poised at the top of a rollercoaster about to sweep across the world. In 1978, Sean Mayes toured the world with David Bowie. Travelling first class and performing each night with one of the world's greatest rock stars at the height of his fame was an amazing experience - fortunately, Sean had the foresight to document it.
The colonel's mistress Hugh Mc GerrelThis exciting tale begins in England and then moves to Christchurch and Akaroa, New Zealand, in the midst of the turmoil of the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes. This is more than a simple story of a runaway bride. Dishonour and shame are only a part of her troubles. She becomes intensely and passionately involved in a new way of life.
Destination simple : everyday rituals for a slower life Brooke McAlaryBrooke McAlary knows first-hand the power of simplifying and living with less. After being diagnosed with postnatal depression, she embraced a slower, more intentional life and rediscovered her health, energy and passion.
Standing strong Fiona McCallumThe sequel to the much-loved Wattle Creek. Former city girl Jacqueline Havelock, Wattle Creek's newly arrived psychologist, has settled in to country life and is slowly coming to terms with the town's quirky ways.
In the dark Susannah McFarlaneSHINE's solar enegry station is under threat from evil agency SHADOW. Special Agent EJ12 needs to lighten up. She must crack SHADOW's codes and overcome her fears to stop them before they turn the lights out on the SHINE network. And that's the easy part.
Kimono code Susannah McFarlaneSHADOW is threatening to sabotage the famous cherry blossom festival but how and why? EJ12 needs to stay calm and keep control if she is to stop them. That's the easy part. As EJ12, Emma Jacks can do anything. So why does she find dealing with Nema so hard? Perhaps she doesn't after all.
On the ball Susannah McFarlaneThere is a spy at Shine's top-secret training camp. But who is it? Special Agent EJ12 must not drop the ball. She must find the spy and the missing invention. That's the easy part. As EJ12, Emma Jacks can do anything.
Out of this world Susannah McFarlaneA new SHADOW scientist is over the moon. She seems to have found a way to stop Shine's top-secret spy satellite. Special Agent EJ12 needs to take off and aim high. Can she stop SHADOW from finding out all Shine's secrets? That's the easy part. As EJ12, Emma Jacks can do anything. So why is she is getting worked up about her school project? Perhaps she isn't, after all.
Pyramid puzzle Susannah McFarlaneSHADOW seems to have uncovered a secret in an Egyptian pyramid but what and where? Special agent EJ12 will need to dig deeper and unravel the puzzle before SHADOW escapes with ancient treasure.
Secret safari Susannah McFarlane"Someone is hunting the rare black rhino for its precious horns. Is evil agency SHADOW responsible?"
The good carbs cook book : vibrant, smart energy recipes for every day Kate McGhie
Gallipoli : a guide to New Zealand battlefields and memorials I C McGibbonGallipoli is one of the most significant sites in the story of New Zealand's First World War - a symbol of great sacrifice and camaraderie, and the heart of ongoing Anzac commemorations. Gallipoli: A Guide to New Zealand Battlefields and Memorials is the indispensable handbook to the history and geographic features of the campaign for a modern, general readership. Easy-to-follow and highly illustrated, it introduces the battlefields, cemeteries and memorials, detailing the stories behind each and offering historical overviews of New Zealand's involvement more generally.
The Western front : a guide to New Zealand battlefields and memorials I C McGibbonThe Western Front, where New Zealand fought its deadliest military campaign, contains some of the most significant sites in the story of New Zealand's First World War - the Somme, Messines, Passchendaele and Le Quesnoy. The Western Front:A Guide to New Zealand Battlefields and Memorialsis the indispensable handbook to the history and geographic features of the European campaign for a modern, general readership. Easy to follow and highly illustrated, it introduces the battlefields, cemeteries and memorials, detailing the stories behind each and offering historical overviews of New Zealand's involvement. The perfect introduction to New Zealand and the Western Front.
Reservoir 13 Jon McGregorFrom the award-winning author of If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things and Even the Dogs. Reservoir 13 tells the story of many lives haunted by one family's loss. A GUARDIAN NOTABLE BOOK OF 2017 Midwinter in the early years of this century. A teenage girl on holiday has gone missing in the hills at the heart of England. The villagers are called up to join the search, fanning out across the moors as the police set up roadblocks and a crowd of news reporters descends on their usually quiet home.
On the scent of perfume Fiona McIntoshA free ebook from bestselling author Fiona McIntosh about the story behind her forthcoming novel, The Perfumer's Secret.
Wind River cowboy Lindsay McKennaKira Duval was part of a special forces team that got caught in an ambush--leaving only two wounded survivors: herself and Weapons Sergeant Garret Fleming. Losing her team was traumatic, and in the chaotic aftermath, as the Army moved them from hospital to hospital, she lost Garret too.
Fifteen postcards Kirsten McKenzie
News travels : an autobiography Bob McNeilThe memoirs of Bob McNeil, who is best remembered for his work as an intrepid reporter for TV3, New Zealand, where he worked for over 20 years until his retirement. He has won a number of awards for television journalism and travelled to enough countries to lose track of the number of passports he's filled up.
Chasing space : an astronaut's story of grit, grace, and second chances Leland MelvinA memoir by the former NASA astronaut and NFL wide receiver traces his personal journey from the gridiron to the stars, examining the intersecting roles of community, perseverance, and grace that create opportunities for success.
One for the rogue Charis MichaelsBeauregard "Beau" Courtland has no use for the whims of society and even less for aristocratic titles. As a younger son, he travels the world in search of adventure with no plans to settle down. Even when the title of Viscount Rainsleigh is suddenly forced upon him, he will not bend to duty or decorum. Not until an alluring young woman appears on the deck of his houseboat, determined to teach him propriety in all things and tempting him with every forbidden touch ...
Unsinkable faith : God-filled strategies to transform the way you think, feel, and live Tracie MilesWhen life is hard and negative thoughts creep in, you can feel like you're sinking under the weight. Unsinkable Faith helps you embrace God's truth and provides practical tools to help you transform the way you think, feel, and live regardless of your circumstances.
Hero of the empire : the Boer War, a daring escape, and the making of Winston Churchill Candice MillardAt age twenty-four, Winston Churchill was utterly convinced it was his destiny to become prime minister of England one day, despite the fact he had just lost his first election campaign for Parliament. He believed that to achieve his goal he must do something spectacular on the battlefield. h century history.
Scary close : dropping the act and finding true intimacy Donald MillerAfter decades of failed relationships and painful drama, Donald Miller decided had had enough. Impressing people wasnt helping him connect with anyone. He'd built a life of public isolation, yet he dreamed of meaningful relationships. So at forty years old he made a scary decision: to be himself no matter what it cost.
Beauty queen Sarah MlynowskiAbby's first problem is that Jonah has lost all his memories of the magic mirror and their adventures, so when they get sucked through into Beauty and the Beast, he is unaware of the danger, and picks one of the Beast's roses--her second problem is locating Beauty and performing a match-making miracle in order to recover her brother, and still make it back to the real world before their parents miss them.
On the loom : a modern weaver's guide Maryanne MoodieIn On the Loom, Maryanne Moodie brings the ancient art of weaving to the modern day in a comprehensive guide packed with step-by-step tutorials and beautiful photography. Learn the basics of this simple and beautiful craft with valuable information on basic stitches, tools needed, and even how to make your own looms. Split by loom type--circular, rectangular, and even found objects--24 lush, bohemian, and uniquely modern projects for the home and to wear draw deeply on the nostalgic quality of vintage textiles. In addition to the how-to, this is the ultimate resource for finding your own creativity and style through this medium, from learning which materials to use for different effects to discovering how to use color to create vintage-inspired projects with a modern twist.
Change of command Elizabeth MoonThe continuing saga of a dictatorial family in space. They are the Familias Regnant and they must handle a riot on a prison planet, a controversy over rejuvenating drugs with nasty side effects, and the murder of one of their members.
Once a Hero : Serrano Legacy Series, Book 4 Elizabeth MoonFleet Lieutenant Esmay Suiza never wanted to become a hero. After a traumatic, war torn childhood and years of being plagued by nightmares, she is content to spend her years with the Fleet following orders and staying under the radar. Even after she finds herself the leader in a fierce battle against a treasonous captain, and the center of a subsequent military trial, Suiza wants nothing more than to return to the ranks.Then she's promoted and sent to the deep space repair ship Koskiusko. Suiza once again finds herself in the heart of danger. The Bloodhorde, a violent group of barbarian warriors, has made plans to sabotage her ship and clear the path for a full invasion. Suiza is thrust into command, leading the revolt against the invaders before a second wave of brutality threatens the lives of her fellow soldiers. From New York Times bestselling and Nebula Award-winning author Elizabeth Moon comes a riveting, action packed science fiction tale of war with an unforgettable hero.
Rules of Engagement : Serrano Legacy, Book 5 Elizabeth MoonThe New York Times bestselling and Hugo Award-winning author of Once a Hero continues her epic saga of war, power, and loyalty in the cold reaches of space...After proving herself in battle, Esmay Suiza is continuing her RSS Fleet training alongside her erstwhile love Barin when she meets Brun--the ebullient daughter of Lord Thornbuckle--who idolizes her as a reluctant hero.
The unseen world Liz MooreAda Sibelius is twelve years old and home-schooled. Her days are spent in a lab with her father David, a computer science professor, and the brilliant minds of his colleagues. David is widely regarded as one of best in his field. That is, until he starts to forget things. When David is diagnosed with Alzheimer's, Ada's world falls apart. But when he leaves a floppy disk for his beloved daughter, she has no idea that the coding within it holds the key to a past that her father refused to talk about. Navigating her teenage years without his guidance, will Ada be able to piece together the father she lost?
New Zealand wine : the land, the vines, the people Warren MoranMt Difficulty Pinot Noir and Spy Valley Riesling. Montana Sauvignon Blanc and Cloudy Bay Chardonnay. Though the New Zealand wine industry really began only fifty years ago, vines and winemakers have now spread across the land - from Central Otago to Kumeu, Waipara to Wairarapa - to produce notable wines for New Zealanders and the world.
The clever gut diet : how to revolutionise your body from the inside out Michael MosleyA groundbreaking new book about your gut-known as the "second brain" of the body-that explains how taking care of its good bacteria can lead to optimal health and weight loss. People often joke about "going with their gut" but the truth is that this part of your body exercises an astonishing degree of control over your mood, hunger, and general health.
The zen of swimming : how to enjoy swimming competitively with least effort Jon MullerFind out how you can enjoy competitive swimming, especially ocean swimming, with least effort; how to have fun, maintain balance, and enjoy effortless, efficient swimming; how you can race effectively in ocean swims, with up to date gear and techniques.
Of ashes and rivers that run to the sea Marie MunkaraHeartbreaking, darkly funny and deeply moving, Of Ashes and Rivers That Run to the Sea is a fearless account of being a young woman caught between two worlds. An old baptismal card falling out of a book changed the course of 28-year-old Marie Munkara's life forever. Until that moment she had no idea of her true origins in Arnhem Land. Delivered on the banks of the Mainoru River by her two grandmothers, Marie was fortunate not to have been thrown to the crocodiles, a fate reserved for babies born in her family with light skin.
Conclave : a collection of science fiction and fantasy Lee MurrayAt Conclave Manor, land-trapped Mermaid Thala Tellurian struggles to accept her privileged life while battling her self-obsessed Uncle in any petty way she can. Isolated and forbidden to delve into her family's bloody past, Thala longs for change.
Misplaced Lee MurrayOne evening, just before tea, Adam's mum pops out for the milk and doesn't come back, launching a frantic nationwide search. After weeks with no leads, the television crews drift away, the police start asking hairy questions, and Adam's dad starts seeing someone else. Adam's life is falling apart. But perhaps it was already unravelling and Adam just hadn't seen the signs? He's spending so much time in the counsellor's office, he's beginning to think he's a head-case. Then he meets Skye, who it seems has misplaced a parent too, and things start to look up. That is, until a body is found...
Sun Sword. 2, Voyage of the owl Belinda MurrellMagical and exciting, full of wonderful creatures, mysterious codes and puzzles, and with four courageous young heroes and heroines, the second book in the Sun Sword Trilogy will delight all young fantasy fans. Ethan, Lily, Saxon and Roana have cracked the code, only to find that the Moon Pearl is being sent by ship to the land of the invaders. The four children must give chase to save the precious stone! The fisherfolk can help. So can Saxon's mysterious acquaintance, Fox, a smuggler who will do anything for a pouch full of Roana's gold. But the sea is far more dangerous than the land. There are sea monsters and wild storms - not to mention the deadly warship they are chasing. Will Fox's stealthy black sloop, the Owl, carry them to safety, or will the Moon Pearl remain in the hands of their enemy?
The snowy tower Belinda MurrellEven with the Sun Gem and the Moon Pearl safely sewn into the hem of Roana's cloak, the quest is far from over. Lord Lazlac is planning to marry Queen Ashana to secure his rule of Tiregian, and the queen cannot escape or rebel against him - not when her young son, Caspar, is being held captive by Sedah priests in the snow-covered mountains to the north. It is up to Ethan, Lily, Saxon and Roana to travel deep into the mountains to find Roana's brother before it is too late.
Sun Sword. 1, Quest for the Sun Gem Belinda MurrellMagical and exciting, full of wonderful creatures, mysterious codes and puzzles, and with four courageous young heroes and heroines, this series will delight all young fantasy fans. After their village is attacked, a young brother and sister set off on a dangerous quest to save their captured family and friends - and free their land from the Sedah invaders. Where are Ethan and Lily's parents being held? And where have the Sun Sword and its magical gems been hidden? Joined by their friend Saxon and the determined Princess Roana, Ethan and Lily must solve puzzles and riddles, escape legendary sea monsters and outwit bandits along the way. But the greatest threat to the children is the sinister Sedah tracker, Sniffer, who is close on their trail ... Can the four friends find the Sun Gem - before the Sedah can find them?
Bright shiny things Barbara NadelOut of the blue, private investigator and ex-soldier Lee Arnold receives a visit from an old army mate. Abbas al'Barri worked as a translator with him during the Second Iraq War. Now living in Ilford with his family, Abbas is convinced that he's had a message from his estranged son Fayyaad, who was radicalised and was last thought to be fighting for ISIL in Iraq. Does Fayyaad's message indicate a change of heart? Abbas is desperate for Lee's help in establishing some contact with him, a point with which Lee's Muslim assistant Mumtaz might be able to help. From the bright lights of the Western world, to the murky online recruitment techniques of radical Islamism, Lee and Mumtaz have little to guide them in who to trust as they begin a journey into the belly of the beast.
Release Patrick NessAdam Thorn doesn't know it yet, but today will change his life. Between his religious family, a deeply unpleasant ultimatum from his boss, and his own unrequited love for his sort-of ex, Enzo, it seems as though Adam's life is falling apart. At least he has two people to keep him sane: his new boyfriend (he does love Linus, doesn't he?) and his best friend, Angela. But all day long, old memories and new heartaches come crashing together, throwing Adam's life into chaos. The bindings of his world are coming untied one by one; yet in spite of everything he has to let go, he may also find freedom in the release.
Present over perfect : leaving behind frantic for a simpler, more soulful way of living Shauna NiequistA collection of essays that focuses on the most important transformation in Niequist's life, and maybe yours, too: leaving behind busyness and frantic living and rediscovering the person you were made to be.
A book of American martyrs Joyce Carol OatesIn this striking, enormously affecting novel, Joyce Carol Oates tells the story of two very different and yet intimately linked American families. Luther Dunphy is an ardent Evangelical who envisions himself as acting out God's will when he assassinates an abortion provider in his small Ohio town while Augustus Voorhees, the idealistic but self-regarding doctor who is killed, leaves behind a wife and children scarred and embittered by grief. In her moving, insightful portrait, Joyce Carol Oates fully inhabits the perspectives of two interwoven families whose destinies are defined by their warring convictions and squarely - but with great empathy - confronts an intractable, abiding rift in American society.
Radio Boy Christian O'ConnellMeet Spike, aka Radio Boy: a new Adrian Mole on the radio for the internet generation. Spike's your average awkward 11 year old, funny and cheeky and with a mum to reckon with. When he becomes the first presenter ever to be sacked from hospital radio, he decides to carry on from a makeshift studio in the garden shed, with the help of his best friends Artie and Holly, disguising his voice and going by the moniker Radio Boy. Week by week, word gets around and soon Spike is a star... if only people knew it was actually him. When Spike begins to believe his own hype, and goes too far with his mocking of the school headmaster, a hunt is launched for the mysterious Radio Boy. Can Spike remain anonymous? Will he get to marry the girl of his dreams, Katherine Hamilton? Will he become famous and popular? The answer to most of these questions is no...
The least of many evils Tom O'ConnorWith the combined skills of a bilingual historian and story teller the author has pieced together a collection of true but little known real adventures during the tragic events in Ireland and the turbulent colonial years of Australia and New Zealand in the mid 19th century. The story Maurice O'Brien is an amalgam of actual events in the lives of several real people who were sent as convicts to New South Wales. About 164,000 people, men, women and children, from the British Isles were given life sentences of transportation to the penal colonies. Most had been convicted of petty crimes or political rebellion but some were genuinely dangerous criminals and murderers who, for one reason or another, had escaped the gallows.
Looking for the phoenix : a memoir W H OliverW.H. Oliver, a central figure in New Zealand's intellectual landscape, reflects on the decades of his own life and the history that has shaped him. The first editor of The Dictionary of New Zealand Biography and the author of The Story of New Zealand, Oliver tells of his Cornish upbringing, the influences of feminism, friendship and family, and his part in the key intellectual and historical debates of his time. A wide-ranging account by a man who was poet, author and scholar, it is also perceptive, wry and sometimes painfully honest.
The rise of the Dawnstar Farah OomerbhoyAurora Firedrake returns in the spellbinding sequel to The Last of the Firedrakes. The seven kingdoms of Avalonia are crumbling and evil is spreading across the land like a plague. Queen Morgana is close to finding a way to open The Book of Abraxas and it's only a matter of time until she uses the power trapped inside its pages to enslave the entire world.With Avalonia growing more dangerous by the day, Aurora must travel through war-torn lands and deep into the heart of the fae kingdom of Elfi. Her goal is to find a legendary weapon infused with the last of the realm's ancient magic--the only weapon in the world powerful enough to stop the queen.Aurora might have survived her first battle against Queen Morgana, but the true fight to save her kingdom and restore her throne has only just begun...
The cows Dawn O'PorterFearlessly frank and funny, the debut adult novel from Dawn O'Porter needs to be talked about. COW [n.] /ka?/ A piece of meat; born to breed; past its sell-by-date; one of the herd. Women don't have to fall into a stereotype. Tara, Cam and Stella are strangers living their own lives as best they can - though when society's screaming you should live life one way, it can be hard to like what you see in the mirror. When an extraordinary event ties invisible bonds of friendship between them, one woman's catastrophe becomes another's inspiration, and a life lesson to all. Sometimes it's ok not to follow the herd. The Cows is a powerful novel about three women - judging each other, but also themselves. In all the noise of modern life, they need to find their own voice.
Another day, another Dali Sandra OrchardA Fast-Paced, Keep-You-Guessing Whodunit with a Dash of Romance When a valuable Salvador Dali painting belonging to her grandmother's friend is mysteriously replaced by a forgery, FBI Special Agent Serena Jones is called in to investigate. Serena hopes finding the thief will also mean finally measuring up to Nana's expectations. But when the evidence points to members of the owner's own household, it becomes increasingly clear that Serena won't be winning any popularity contests. The Dali isn't the only painting that's fallen prey to the forgery-replacing thief, raising the specter of a sophisticated theft ring-one with links to dirty cops, an aspiring young artist, and the unsolved murder of Serena's grandfather. With plenty of edge-of-your-seat moments, Another Day, Another Dali gives the plucky Serena Jones-and readers-a new high-stakes case to crack.
A changing order Pauline O'ReganPauline O'Regan entered a convent at the age of 21. Thirty years later, in 1973, she and two other nuns moved into a house in a raw suburban development in Christchurch to create a new form of vocational community. A Changing Order tells the story of O'Regan's life: her childhood on a remote farm, her education, and her years in a dedicated religious order. It also documents the ways in which community work changed her views and led her to public protest and activism. A remarkable story, told with warmth and honesty.
All the places you'll go . . . except when you don't : God has placed before you an open door. What will you do? John OrtbergVery rarely in the Bible does God command someone to "Stay." He opens a door, and then he invites us to walk through it - into the unknown. And how we choose to respond will ultimately determine the life we will lead and the person we will become. In fact, to fail to embrace the open door is to miss the work God has made for us to do. John Ortberg opens our eyes to the countless doors God places before us every day, teaches us how to recognize them, and gives us the encouragement to step out in faith and embrace all of the extraordinary opportunities that await.So go ahead - walk through that door. You just might do something that lasts for eternity.
The lucky one Caroline OveringtonKeep your secrets. Tell your lies. The gripping new psychological thriller from the author of the bestselling The One Who Got Away. An old castle ... For more than 150 years, a grand house known as Alden Castle has stood proudly in the hills above the historic town of Paso Robles, home to a family weighed down by secrets and debt.
Father found Laurie PaigeMoriah Gilmore had left Montana years ago, without a word. But when her father disappeared, Kane Hunter called her home. Joined in the search, Kane and Moriah were drawn back into the past--and the compelling passion they'd once shared. And though the whereabouts of Moriah's father were unknown, Kane was coming closer to discovering Moriah's secret--and the child he'd never known...
The housekeeper's daughter : Coltons series, Book 8 Laurie Paige"Just how pregnant are you, anyway?" Mighty Drake Colton could handle the Navy's most dangerous missions--but the housekeeper's daughter now had him buffaloed. Eight months ago the tough and resilient SEAL had come home to celebrate Joe Colton's sixtieth birthday and had ended up sharing his body and soul with Maya Ramirez. But the sheets had barely cooled from their heated lovemaking when he'd walked out to put his life on the line again. And she'd done the unthinkable. The woman who'd worshipped him since childhood--who was now carrying his baby--had closed her heart to him. Well, Drake was used to getting what he wanted. And Maya would be his--whatever it took!
Lone Star rancher Laurie PaigeJessica Miller's life could be ripped from the headlines: Gorgeous New York Model Flees From Stalker. But as her twisted admirer becomes more fixated--and more dangerous--she has only one choice. To pack her bags and retreat to her only remaining refuge--Red Rock, Texas, and Clyde Fortune's ranch...the last place on earth she expects to find love. When Clyde opens the door to his home, the brooding loner must eventually admit he's opened up his heart for the first time in years. Still, he can't shake the feeling Jessica is hiding something more than her feelings for him. And if there's anything he's learned from the past, it's that secrets have the power to destroy any chance for a future built on hope.
The once and future wife Laurie PaigeOnly duty could bring FBI agent Tracy Roper back to Montana where her once-blissful marriage had been shattered. Sheriff Judd Hensley had given her almost everything a wife could want--except what she'd needed most. Now his passionate embrace promised to set their broken dreams to right. But would a second go-round mean love for better--or for worse?
The Australian Diana PalmerThe Australian. For two years Pricilla Johnson watched John Sterling manage his cattle station, and at the tender age of eighteen she innocently surrendered her young heart to him. He was big, brash, brazen and Australian. Everyone called it infatuation, Priss knew it was love. But Priscilla had to move on with her life. Four years of college in Hawaii provided the time and distance to transform a naive girl into a mature woman. Returning to Australia as a certified teacher, she was ready to put John to the test. And ready or not, he was about to learn a lesson he would never forget. Cattleman's Pride. He was strong seductive and set in his ways. She was shy unassuming and achingly innocent. Next-door neighbours Jordan Powell and Libby Collins were like oil and water. Yet when Jordan made it his personal crusade to help Libby hold on to her beloved homestead, everyone in Jacobsville knew it was just a matter of time before wedding bells chimed. But a cattleman's pride was a force to be reckoned with. Could Libby accomplish what no woman had before?
Christmas cowboy Diana PalmerWill of steel: Meet Chief Theodore Graves--a man as rugged as the land he passionately wants to claim as his own. Only one thing stands in his way, a feisty woman who is prepared meet his challenge. Sparks fly as they go toe-to-toe, but can the man with a will of steel finally learn what it means to bend? It takes a hard and determined person to be a rancher in Medicine Ridge, Montana. No man is harder than Police Chief Theodore Graves, and no man is more determined to keep his uncle's ranch in the family instead of being sold to developers--but one woman might be.The ranch was co-owned by Jillian Sanders's uncle, and she's just as resolved to stay on the ranch. The only problem is she and Theodore fight like cats and dogs. And their uncles' will stipulates that in order to keep the land, they must be married.
Fire brand Diana PalmerGaby Cane was always a bit afraid of her attraction to Bowie McCayde. Even when she was fifteen and Bowie's family took her in, she had sensed his simmering resentment. Now ten years later, she's an aspiring journalist who can hold her own with any man professionally, the dark shadows of years gone by far behind her. Then Bowie strides back into her life--only this time, he needs her, and the pull of loyalty to his family is too strong to ignore. When Bowie asked Gaby to help save his family's Arizona ranch, he never expected the girl he once knew to return transformed into a stunning, successful woman. As they work together, Bowie is shocked to find that her innocence and beauty stir a hunger he can't deny. But the rogue rancher can sense something holding her back, and he's determined to uncover the terrible secret Gaby is fighting to keep hidden...
Invincible Diana PalmerMercenary by name and by nature, Carson is a Lakota Sioux who stays to himself and never keeps women around long enough for anything emotional to develop. But working with his friend Cash Grier on a complex murder investigation provides Carson with another kind of fun - shocking Cash's sweet-but-traditional secretary, Carlie Blair, with tales of his latest conquests. Then Carlie lands in deep trouble. She saw something she shouldn't have, and now the face of a criminal is stored permanently in her photographic memory - and Carlie is the key piece of evidence that could implicate a popular politician in the murder case. Her only protection is Carson - the man she once despised. But when she learns that Carson is more than just a tough guy, Carlie realizes she's endangered herself further. Because now her only chance to live means losing her heart to the most dangerous kind of man.
Protector Diana PalmerHayes Carson is a lawman on a search for justice... His brother had been the only family he had left in the world. Hayes - a long, tall and serious Texan - has long been suspicious of the blonde-haired, bright-eyed Minette Raynor, who is both mysterious and beautiful. And now he's convinced that Minette was involved in giving his brother the drugs that killed him. As far as Hayes is concerned, neither her looks nor anything else will stand in the way of him righting the wrong that has been done to him. Minette can't get Hayes off her mind, or off her back. His investigation of her is a nuisance, but as an undercover DEA agent, that's the least of her worries. Soon she finds herself in great danger, and he's the only one who can save her. Can she count on Hayes believing the truth - and saving her life?
Tangled threads Diana PalmerColtrain's proposal: Dr. Louise Blakely didn't want to love Jeb Coltrain. They were supposed to be partners, running the Jacobsville medical clinic together, but instead, he treated her like the enemy. And yet when Lou tells Jeb that she's leaving, he shocks her by proposing! It wouldn't be a real marriage, of course ... at least, that was Jeb's intent. Then he starts to get to know Lou, to let down his guard to her warmth and caring, and everything changes. After so many years of conflict, can he prove to Lou that his love is real?
Wyoming bold Diana PalmerFormer border agent Dalton Kirk thought his life was over - literally - when a gang of smugglers left him for dead. Defying all odds, he survives his ordeal and returns to his Wyoming ranch ready to dedicate his future to a more peaceful home on the range. Until lovely Merissa Baker knocks on his door
The F word : a novel Liza PalmerOlivia Morten is perfect. Maybe she's constantly hungry, but her body is to die for. Maybe her high-flying publicist job has taken over her life, but her clients are L.A.'s hottest celebrities. Maybe her husband is never around, but he is a drop-dead-gorgeous doctor. And maybe her past harbors an incredibly embarrassing secret, but no one remembers high school - right? When Ben Dunn, Olivia's high school arch nemesis and onetime crush, suddenly resurfaces, all of her hard-won perfection begins to unravel. As she finds herself dredging up long-suppressed memories, she is forced to confront the most painful truth of all: sometimes who we become isn't who we really are.
The accusation : forbidden stories from inside North Korea PandiIn 1989, a North Korean dissident writer, known to us only by the pseudonym Bandi, began to write a series of stories about life under Kim Il-Sung's totalitarian regime. Smuggled out of North Korea and set for publication around the world in 2017, The Accusation is a heartbreaking portrayal of the realities of life in North Korea. It is also a reminder that humanity can sustain hope even in the most desperate of circumstances - and that the courage of free thought has a power far beyond those seek to suppress it.
Black market James PattersonA Wall Street crash like never before...A shocking explosion at the Wall Street stock exchange injures hundreds of people and brings devastation to one of the world's major trading centres. A terrorist organisation claims responsibility for planting the bomb, but their motive is unclear.As Federal agent Archer Carroll and Trading Enforcement Director Caitlin Dillon investigate the attack, all the intelligence points to one thing. The terrorists don't simply want to bring chaos to America - they want to run the entire country.
Cross the line James PattersonShots ring out in the early morning hours in the suburbs of Washington, DC. When the smoke clears, a prominent police official lies dead, leaving the city's police force scrambling for answers. Under pressure from the mayor, Alex Cross steps into the leadership vacuum to crack the case. But before Cross can make any headway, a brutal crime wave sweeps across the region. The deadly scenes share only one common thread -- the victims are all criminals. And the only thing more dangerous than a murderer without a conscience, is a killer who thinks he has justice on his side. As Cross pursues an adversary who has appointed himself judge, jury, and executioner, he must take the law back into his own hands before the city he's sworn to protect descends into utter chaos.
Hide and seek James PattersonMaggie Bradford is on trial for murder - in the celebrity trial of the decade. As one of the world's best-loved singer-songwriters, she seems to have it all. So how could she have murdered not just one, but two of her husbands?
Kidnapped James PattersonAs he races across London, can a killer help Jon Roscoe unlock the secrets of the past?
The Midnight Club James Patterson'Are you from the Midnight Club?' New York cop John 'Stef' Stefanovich was left widowed and wheelchair-bound after local crime boss, the Grave Dancer, brutally shot him and his wife. Now, Stef's looking at the Grave Dancer's shattered body at a high-end Manhattan brothel. Before his murder, the Grave Dancer was heard speaking of the Midnight Club - a mysterious and secretive group of crime lords who are rumoured to control organised crime around the world. As more criminals turn up dead, the shadowy Midnight Club are believed to be behind the killings. But when men like that are threatened, everyone is in danger...
Tick tock James PattersonNYC's number one detective, Michael Bennett, has a huge problem-- someone is recreating the crimes of infamous killers from New York's history. Bennett enlists the help of a former colleague, FBI Agent Emily Parker.
Whole Food Thermo Cooked [electronic resource] : 140+ deliciously healthy recipes for all brands of thermo appliance Tracey PattisonThe healthy recipe collection you need to make the most of whatever brand of 'thermo' you own.
The complete Big Nate. 8 Lincoln PeirceThe Complete Big Nate collects every daily and Sunday cartoon ever syndicated. Presented in a numbered series of e-books, each containing one year's worth of strips, this is a goldmine for all Big Nate fans to see many cartoons that have never been published in books. Aspiring cartoonist Nate Wright is the star of Big Nate. As a popular middle-grade book character, Nate is 11 years old, four-and-a-half feet tall, and the all-time record holder for detentions in school history. He's a self-described genius and sixth grade Renaissance Man. Nate, who lives with his dad and older sister, has a habit of annoying his family, friends, and teachers with his sarcasm.
The complete Big Nate. 11 Lincoln PeirceThe Complete Big Nate collects every daily and Sunday cartoon ever syndicated. Presented in a numbered series of e-books, each containing one year's worth of strips, this is a goldmine for all Big Nate fans to see many cartoons that have never been published in books. Aspiring cartoonist Nate Wright is the star of Big Nate. As a popular middle-grade book character, Nate is 11 years old, four-and-a-half feet tall, and the all-time record holder for detentions in school history. He's a self-described genius and sixth grade Renaissance Man. Nate, who lives with his dad and older sister, has a habit of annoying his family, friends, and teachers with his sarcasm.
The complete Big Nate. 17 Lincoln PeirceThe Complete Big Nate collects every daily and Sunday cartoon ever syndicated. Presented in a numbered series of e-books, each containing one year's worth of strips, this is a goldmine for all Big Nate fans to see many cartoons that have never been published in books. Aspiring cartoonist Nate Wright is the star of Big Nate. As a popular middle-grade book character, Nate is 11 years old, four-and-a-half feet tall, and the all-time record holder for detentions in school history. He's a self-described genius and sixth grade Renaissance Man. Nate, who lives with his dad and older sister, has a habit of annoying his family, friends, and teachers with his sarcasm.
Big Nate : what's a little noogie between friends? Lincoln PeirceNate Wright's a winner--in his own mind, anyway. So when things go wrong, he's at a loss to explain why. How does his soccer team manage to lose to a school with a sixty-game winless streak? What's he doing at the movies on a Friday night . . . with GINA? And why, oh why is one of his classmates (hint: she's Nate's dream girl) suddenly moving 3,000 miles away? It's all enough to make a sixth-grade superstar feel . . . well, not so super. But you can't keep a good man down, and Nate's still got pals like Teddy, Francis, and Chad to cheer him up. Sure, their methods aren't always warm and fuzzy, but Nate doesn't mind. After all, what's a little noogie between friends?
The complete Big Nate. 4 Lincoln PeirceAspiring cartoonist Nate Wright is the star of Big Nate. As a popular middle-grade book character, Nate is 11 years old, four-and-a-half feet tall, and the all-time record holder for detentions in school history. He's a self-described genius and sixth grade Renaissance Man. Nate, who lives with his dad and older sister, has a habit of annoying his family, friends, and teachers with his sarcasm.
The complete Big Nate. 9 Lincoln PeirceAspiring cartoonist Nate Wright is the star of Big Nate. As a popular middle-grade book character, Nate is 11 years old, four-and-a-half feet tall, and the all-time record holder for detentions in school history. He's a self-described genius and sixth grade Renaissance Man. Nate, who lives with his dad and older sister, has a habit of annoying his family, friends, and teachers with his sarcasm.
The complete Big Nate. 10 Lincoln PeirceAspiring cartoonist Nate Wright is the star of Big Nate. As a popular middle-grade book character, Nate is 11 years old, four-and-a-half feet tall, and the all-time record holder for detentions in school history. He's a self-described genius and sixth grade Renaissance Man. Nate, who lives with his dad and older sister, has a habit of annoying his family, friends, and teachers with his sarcasm.
The lost pages Marija PericicA stunning novel of friendship, fraud and betrayal within a compelling literary rivalry. It is 1908, and Max Brod is the rising star of Prague's literary world. Everything he desires -- fame, respect, love -- is finally within his reach. But when a rival appears on the scene, Max discovers how quickly he can lose everything he has worked so hard to attain.
Seven types of ambiguity Elliot PerlmanThere is ambiguity in most human relationships. Like a sequence of words, a relationship can be open to different interpretations. And when two people have differing views, not merely of the state of their relationship, but of its very nature, it can affect the entire course of their lives.
Quicksand Malin Persson GiolitoA Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.
Dog Man unleashed Dav PilkeyDog Man, the newest hero from the creator of Captain Underpants, is still learning a few tricks of the trade. If only the Chief would throw him a bone every once and a while ... Dog Man needs to dry up the drool, dust away the dander, and roll out of the refuse if he's going to impress the Chief, and he needs to do it fast! Petey the cat is out of the bag, and his criminal curiosity is taking the city by storm. Can the canine crime biter unleash justice on this ruffian in time to save the city, or will Petey get away with the purrfect crime?
The Hallo-wiener Dav PilkeyAll the other dogs make fun of Oscar the dachshund until one Halloween when, dressed as a hot dog, Oscar bravely rescues the others.
Meet me in the in-between Bella Pollen
Negotiation : how to craft agreements that give everyone more Gavin PresmanThink negotiation is a boardroom battlefield? Think again. We all need to negotiate in our professional and personal lives, but negotiation doesn't have to be a fight to get what you want. In fact, you'll create better deals and better relationships through collaboration.
The river sings Sandra Leigh PriceLondon, 1825: Eglantine has always had an eye for the shine. Born the same day as the young princess destined to be queen, Eglantine has an altogether different path ahead of her, strewn with the glittering waste of her father's ambitions. Her mysteriously prosperous father, Mr Amberline Stark, is a man of great expectations.
Heart of the land Sarah PrineasWith some convinced the Greencloaks are to blame for recent destruction, Conor, Abeke, Meilin, and Rollan find themselves on trial and later on the run when a Greencloak attacks the council of world leaders from within its ranks.
The Suicide Club Sarah QuigleyThree misfits - close to genius, close to the brink - come together in a desperate love triangle in this compelling novel. When Bright is suddenly catapulted to fame, he can't cope with the pressure. He decides to end it all by jumping from the 20th floor of a high-rise on his twentieth birthday. He's saved by the quirky, eccentric Gibby, and soon the two boys find themselves in a love triangle, vying for the attention of the beautiful, brilliant, unreachable Lace, and also trying to protect her from harm.
Miller's Valley Anna QuindlenFor generations the Millers have lived in Miller's Valley. Mimi Miller tells about her life with intimacy and honesty. As Mimi eavesdrops on her parents and quietly observes the people around her, she discovers more and more about the toxicity of family secrets, the dangers of gossip, the flaws of marriage, the inequalities of friendship and the risks of passion, loyalty, and love. Home, as Mimi begins to realize, can be "a place where it's just as easy to feel lost as it is to feel content." Miller's Valley is a masterly study of family, memory, loss, and, ultimately, discovery, of finding true identity and a new vision of home. As Mimi says, "No one ever leaves the town where they grew up, even if they go."
All the rivers Dorit RabinyanA chance encounter in New York brings two strangers together: Liat is an idealistic translation student, Hilmi a talented young painter. Together they explore the city, share fantasies, jokes and homemade meals, and fall in love. There is only one problem: Liat is from Israel, Hilmi from Palestine. Keeping their deepening relationship secret, the two lovers build an intimate universe for two in this city far from home. But outside reality can only be kept at bay for so long. After a tempestuous visit from Hilmi's brother, cracks begin to form in the relationship, and their points of difference, Liat's military service, Hilmi's hopes for Palestine's future threaten to overwhelm their shared present. When they return separately to their divided countries, Liat and Hilmi must decide whether to keep going, or let go.
Niko draws a feeling Bob RaczkaNo one understands the abstract pictures that Niko draws until a new friend sees the thought and feeling within his shapes and forms.
The English duke Karen Ranney"For years, Martha York has been fascinated by a man she's never met--Jordan Hamilton, the new Duke of Roth and protege to her inventor father. Could the elusive gentleman possibly live up to his brilliant letters? When Martha travels to his estate to carry out her father's last bequest, she discovers that the answer is a resounding yes, for the duke's scientific mind belies a deep sensuality.
The Picts and the Martyrs, or, Not welcome at all Arthur RansomeThe dreaded Great Aunt invites herself to stay with Nancy and Peggy just as their friends arrive for the summer. Nancy and Peggy have to become Martyrs, wearing dresses and reading poetry, while friends Dick and Dorothea become Picts, secret inhabitants of the country who must never be seen.
The big six Arthur RansomeBill, Peter and Joe are falsely accused of setting boats adrift and the whole river is against them. Only Dick, Dorothea and Tom Dudgeon are there to stand by their friends and they soon get to work to investigate the crimes and trap the real criminals.
Peter Duck : a treasure hunt in the Caribbees Arthur RansomeThe Swallows and Amazons, as well as Captain Flint and the ancient able seaman Peter Duck, set sail on the Wild Cat bound for the Channel. But they are shadowed by the Viper, manned by none other than Black Jake - a beastly pirate with a dark plan. Can the children race ahead and uncover the buried treasure before the pirate? Can they survive storms, earthquakes, crabs and even a waterspout and make it home?
Secret water Arthur RansomeIn the eighth book in Arthur Ransome's beloved Swallows and Amazons series, the five Walker children are left on a "desert island" by their parents with provisions for a long stay and a blank map to fill in. Like all of Ransome's books, this is at once a real adventure and a lesson in the practicalities of exploring - in this case, of surveying the inlets, coves, mudflats, and estuaries of "Walker Island." Naturally, there are enemies to overcome (another clan named "The Eels") and friends to meet (who else but the intrepid "Amazons?"). And, as always, the children do it all solo.
The ten (food) commandments Jay RaynerBritain's culinary Moses brings us the new foodie rules to live by, celebrating what and how we eat. The Ten Commandments may have had a lot going for them, but they don't offer those of us located in the 21st century much in the way of guidance when it comes to our relationship with our food. And Lord knows we need it. Enter our new culinary Moses, the legendary restaurant critic Jay Rayner, with a new set of hand-tooled commandments for this food-obsessed age. He deals once and for all with questions like whether it is ever okay to covet thy neighbour's oxen (it is), eating with your hands (very important indeed) and if you should cut off the fat (no). Combining reportage and anecdotes with recipes worthy of adoration, Jay Rayner brings us the new foodie rules to live by.
Battlecruiser Douglas ReemanThe Battlecruiser - in their time this class of ships was considered one of the great triumphs of the Royal Navy, as swift as a destroyer but packing a deadly firepower equal to any ship afloat. But the ships had one fatal flaw: their armour could be pierced by a single enemy shell. The Battle of Jutland exposed this Achilles' heel, then further disasters followed in the next World War with the tragic sinkings of the Hood and Repulse. 1943 - Of all her class, HMS Reliant and one other have survived. Reliant has the reputation of a lucky ship but when Captain Guy Sherbrooke joins her he knows he could be her last captain. As Britain prepares to invade occupied Europe, Reliant will be thrown headfirst into the conflagration. All those who sail in her know that there can be no half measures: only death or glory awaits HMS Reliant.
Terminal Kathy ReichsTory Brennan and the Virals pack are forced to confront the existence of a rival pack The Trinity who want them off the scene declaring war by engraving 'One Territory. One Pack' on a local landmark. What's more this packs powers seem stronger and their eyes glow red rather than golden when they flare. Chance Claybourne, who now owns his fathers pharmaceutical company, shares The Trinitys powers he accidentally infected himself and his ex-lab tech Will Speckman. Chance claims he's on the Virals side but can they trust him? And if Speckman is one of The Trinity, who are the other two? As the tension mounts between the two packs an even greater threat looms. Covert government agents are closing in on them, determined to find out exactly how their powers work, to experiment on them. Have The Trinity pack given them Virals to save themselves? Or are both packs at risk?
Trace evidence : a Virals short story collection Kathy ReichsA collection of four short stories based on the Virals series that gives further glimpses of the Virals' world as they work with Tory's famous great aunt, Temperance Brennan, to solve more mysteries, take look at where it all started before they became Virals, and get to the bottom of an attempted sabotage at Kit and Whitney's wedding.
Exposure Kathy ReichsTory Brennan - great niece of Dr Temperance Brennan - and the Virals return for their most terrifying adventure yet. Morris Island has barely had a chance to return to normality after the high profile trial of the Gamemaster, when two local students seem to vanish into thin air. Tory Brennan and the Virals pack move quickly in their attempts to discover what has happened to their twin classmates. But the pack's canine powers are growing wilder, and it is becoming ever harder to conceal the secret which protects them. When Tory and her friends find evidence of blood in the students' basement, they realise that the disappearance is no game. But in order to save the twins, the Virals must risk the exposure of their powers, and in doing so put even their own lives in terrible danger.
Accidentally compromising the duke Stacy ReidEngland, 1817. Miss Adeline Hays is out of options. Determined to escape marriage to a repugnant earl, Adeline plans to deliberately allow herself to be caught in a compromising position at a house party with the much kinder man she'd hoped to marry. Instead, Adeline accidentally enters the wrong chamber and tumbles into the bed of the mad duke. Edmond Rochester, the duke of Wolverton, is seeking a wife to care for his two daughters. A young lady of sensibilities, accomplishment, and most importantly, one who he is not attracted to - a complete opposite of the bewitching beauty who traps him into marriage. But despite the lust he feels for his new duchess, Edmond is resolved to never allow them intimacy, refusing to ever again suffer the tormenting loss of a loved one.
Wicked in his arms Stacy ReidTobias Walcott, the Earl of Blade, has learned it is best to exercise rigid control over his passions and emotions in all that he does. Uncaring that it makes him seem cool and aloof to most in the ton, he is content with his desire to only woo agreeable and demur females. Then unforeseen circumstances see him trapped in a closet at a house party with the last woman he would ever make his countess.Lady Olivia Sherwood is everything he should not desire in a female--unconventional, too decisive, and utterly without decorum. But passion ignites between them and they are discovered. Honor demands they wed, and while Tobias finds himself unwillingly drawn to the bewitching beauty, he must do everything not to tempt the passion that burns in him for her, lest it leads to disastrous consequences.
War Nurse Sue ReidThe Second World War is raging abroad when 18-year-old Kitty decides it's time to do her bit. So she joins the VAD (Voluntary Aid Detachment) as a nurse, going to work in the military hospitals of southern England. Helping the injured soldiers on the wards, Kitty sees the grisly effects of war at close hand - notably the casualties of Dunkirk. But the move from her comfortable, safe home environment to the harsh world of a wartime hospital will teach her a great deal about life and relationships...
Crushed Clifford RileyIan Kabra has an embarrassing secret. It's not that he once accidentally ate at Burger King. It's not that he still has his childhood teddy bear, Mr. Buttons. It's that he can't stop thinking about a certain grubby American orphan. But just when he's about to take action, a dangerous person from his past stages a dramatic midnight break-in, forcing Ian to accept that there's something worse than an embarrassing crush--a secret that won't stay buried.
Fireworks Clifford RileyThe holidays can be hard for any family, but they're particularly tough for the Cahills. Amy Cahill is exhausted from her training. Dan can't forget the tragedies he witnessed on the Clue hunt. Ian and Natalie Kabra are trying to enjoy the London festivities, but it's hard without their parents. Even superstar Jonah Wizard is having trouble getting into the holiday spirit. Amy knows there's danger on the horizon, but there's no reason they shouldn't enjoy themselves while they can. Taking advantage of their new fortune, Amy and Dan book a private plane and jet off to fetch the other Cahills for a New Years none of them will ever forget.
Hunted Clifford RileyThe Vespers are looking for new recruits and have targeted a few surprising candidates--the Cahill children on the hunt for The 39 Clues. Uncover the Vespers' chilling plan to monitor the Kabras, the Holts, Jonah, and the Starlings, and learn who they picked as the most promising Vesper...and future Cahill traitor.
Ignition Clifford RileyThink you know what happened at Grace Cahill's funeral? Think again. This top secret report reveals what really happened on that fateful day. Follow Ian and Natalie Kabra as they travel to Attleboro and discuss their strategy. Discover what the Holts were doing before they started the fire. And learn shocking information about a special guest none of the Cahills knew about.
Hotel Valhalla guide to the Norse worlds : an official Magnus Chase companion book Rick RiordanFor Magnus Chase: Hotel Valhalla Guide to the Norse Worlds will whet readers' appetites for The Hammer of Thor. It is a 176-page, smaller format book with black-and-white illustrations throughout. Helgi - the hotel manager - created this book for each hotel guest, so that he wouldn't have to answer so many questions at the front desk. It has short entries about the deities, mythical beings, and fantastic creatures from the nine Norse worlds, and also contains bonus material, including interviews, newspaper articles, short stories and more. The tone is humorous, complementing Rick's series.
Cockney orphan Carol RiversPreviously published with the title Connie of Kettle Street. Amidst the death and destruction of war shines a ray of hope 7th September, 1940. The Isle of Dogs, heart of London's docklands, suffers the first terrible night of a nine-month Blitz. But for Connie Marsh, the discovery of an orphaned baby boy amongst the rubble brings a glimmer of hope to a time of darkness and suffering.
Giant steps : small changes to make a big difference Anthony RobbinsWhat good is inspiration if it's not backed up by action? Based on the finest tools, techniques, principles, and strategies offered in Awaken the Giant Within, best-selling author and peak performance consultant Anthony Robbins offers daily inspirations and small actions exercises that will compel you to take giant steps forward in the quality of your life. From the simple power of decision-making to the more specific tools that can redefine the quality of your relationships, finances, health, and emotions, Robbins shows you how to get maximum results with a minimum investment of time.
Unshakeable : your financial freedom playbook Anthony RobbinsAfter interviewing fifty of the world's greatest financial minds and penning the #1 New York Times Robbins, who has coached more than fifty million people from 100 countries, is the world's #1 life and business strategist. In this book, he teams up with Peter Mallouk, the only man in history to be ranked the #1 financial advisor in the US for three consecutive years by Barron's.
Mason's first day at daycare Tamsyn RoseBold, bright and educational book about Mason's first day at Daycare. That first day at Daycare can be pretty scary for toddlers. By reading about this change before it happens can help make this transition a lot easier for them.
Mason's first day of school Tamsyn RoseFantastic book which helps with the transition of going to school. It follows Mason through his very first day at school. It looks at all the regular activities that are done in that first year of school, counting, reading, painting etc in a bright, bold, fun and educational way which in turn, helps children feel more ready and comfortable with this transition when it's time to go to school for that very first day.
Sophia and Mason learn to use the loo Tamsyn RoseSophia and Mason learn to use the Loo - A fantastic helpful book, especially if your child is finding it hard to make the transition from nappies to the toilet. This book is bright & bold which makes the toilet experience look fun. It looks at the steps taken before and after they go to the toilet and also the uneasy emotions that go along with this change! Watching the characters in the book take these steps can definitely help children to feel much more comfortable about making this change themselves.
Sophia moves to a big bed Tamsyn RoseBright, bold, educational and fun book which helps children with the transition of moving from a cot to a big bed. It follows the character Sophia through the stages of this change and explains the steps taken along the way. It also looks at Sophia's anxious emotions and reassures her that this change will be fun and everything will be ok! Help now at hand for tackling toddlers' milestones Moomoo publishers create books to help children tackle their milestones with ease and confidence. Starting day care, using the toilet or moving to a big bed are life events that can be taken for granted. For toddlers, preschool children and their parents, these achievements can seem monumental in scale.
Sophia's first visit to the dentist Tamsyn RoseThis looks at Sophia's worries and uncertainty about her first visit to the dentist. This book makes the dentist experience fun not scary and encourages the children to practise good mouth hygiene. Help now at hand for tackling toddlers' milestones Moomoo publishers create books to help children tackle their milestones with ease and confidence. Starting day care, using the toilet or moving to a big bed are life events that can be taken for granted. For toddlers, preschool children and their parents, these achievements can seem monumental in scale.
Brainwashing for beginners Meghan RowlandThis humorous guide will provide inexperienced, future mind persuaders with the tools and techniques of the brainwashing trade to achieve their most immediate life objectives. Readers will learn how to manipulate friends to believe your viewpoints; repeat phrases until they are jarred into their families' thoughts; and, use Pavlovian reinforcement to persuade significant others to do housework.
Divide and conquer Carrie RyanWhen thousands of Viking warriors descend on medieval Paris, Dak is captured and forced to work with the invaders while Sera and Riq defend the city, a situation that places them on opposing sides.
Mr. Putter & Tabby dance the dance Cynthia RylantMr. Putter knows what he likes, and dancing is not on the list. But his neighbour Mrs. Teaberry has been watching ballroom dancing on TV! She talks the reluctant Mr. Putter into coming along for an evening at the Crystal Ballroom, along with fine cat Tabby and good dog Zeke, of course. The ballroom is full of sparkles--and surprises. What a wonder!
All passion spent V Sackville-WestWhen Lady Slane was young, she nurtured a secret, burning ambition: to become an artist. She became, instead, the dutiful wife of a great statesman, and mother to six children. In her widowhood she finally defies her family. Her children, all over sixty, have planned for her to spend her remaining days quietly, as a paying guest of each of them in turn. Much to their dismay, Lady Slane rents a small house in Hampstead and chooses to live independently, free from her past. She revels in her new-found freedom, living the life she forfeited seventy years earlier to the conventions of a Victorian marriage, and attracts an odd assortment of companions. Among them is Mr FitzGeorge, an eccentric millionaire who met her in India, when she was very young and very lovely. First published in 1931, All Passion Spent is the fictional companion to her friend Virginia Woolf's A Room of One's Own.
Poum and Alexandre : a Paris memoir Catherine de Saint PhalleThis is the story of two flawed eccentrics. Everything they do subverts their firm intention of keeping up appearances. They meet just after the war in liberated Paris but they cannot quite free themselves from the many strings attached to them - the old aunts, the sisters, the cousins, the nuns and the ominous concierges who dog their footsteps.
Lincoln in the Bardo George SaundersThe American Civil War rages while President Lincoln's beloved eleven-year-old son lies gravely ill. In a matter of days, Willie dies and is laid to rest in a Georgetown cemetery. Newspapers report that a grief-stricken Lincoln returns to the crypt several times alone to hold his boy's body. From this seed of historical truth, George Saunders spins an unforgettable story of familial love and loss that breaks free of realism, entering a thrilling, supernatural domain both hilarious and terrifying.
15 things you should give up to be happy : an inspiring guide to discovering effortless joy Luminita D SaviucA simple and counterintuitive approach to finding true joy. When PurposeFairy.com founder Luminita Saviuc posted her simple list of things to let go of in order to be happy, she had no idea that it would go viral, shared more than one million times and counting, and be called "the most viral self-development article in the history of the internet."
A time for friends Patricia ScanlanAn Irish-set women's fiction story about three friends whose relationships are put to the test as they navigate the ups and downs of life.
Son of Spartacus Simon ScarrowFree from slavery, Marcus is determined to find and save his kidnapped mother. Meanwhile, his master Julius Caesar wants Marcus to help destroy the bands of rebel slaves and their leader Brixus, who plans to unite a slave army and resurrect the cause of Spartacus. But Marcus and Brixus are old allies who share a life-threatening secret.
Vengeance Simon ScarrowMarcus may be free from the brutal training regime of the gladiators but he will not rest until he finds his mother. With his old friends Festus and Lupus at his side, and a letter from Caesar instructing all who cross his path to help him, he begins his journey. He is going back to the lands where he lived as a slave boy: the remote farming estate of the savage Decimus. Yet Ancient Greece is ruled by deceit and corruption. Many do not want to see Marcus succeed. Many more would rather see him dead. As the most powerful men in the country plot against him, is it finally over for the son of Spartacus?
A gathering of shadows V E SchwabFour months have passed since the shadow stone fell into Kell's possession. Four months since his path crossed with Delilah Bard. Four months since Rhy was wounded and the Dane twins fell, and the stone was cast with Holland's dying body through the rift, and into Black London.
The Lawrence Browne affair Cat SebastianAn earl hiding from his future . . . Lawrence Browne, the Earl of Radnor, is mad. At least, that's what he and most of the village believes. A brilliant scientist, he hides himself away in his family's crumbling estate, unwilling to venture into the outside world.
The chosen ones Steve Sem-SandbergThe Am Spiegelgrund clinic, in glittering Vienna, masqueraded as a well-intentioned reform school for wayward boys and girls and a home for chronically ill children. The Nazi regime's euthanasia programme would come to determine the fate of many of the clinic's inhabitants.
The emperor of lies Steve Sem-SandbergFrom one of Scandinavia's most critically acclaimed and bestselling authors, 'The Emperor of Lies' chronicles the tale of Rumkowski's monarchical rule over a quarter of a million Jews.
The pale dreamer Samantha ShannonAndy Serkis 'Gripping, edge-of-the-seat plotting' -- Daily Telegraph 'A trailblazer for young talent' Independent 'The Bone Season Marie Claire
The children's pond Tina ShawJessica Pollard has moved to Turangi to be near her son Reuben who is in prison there. While working at a troutfishing lodge on the Tongariro River, Jessica slips into a relationship with a handsome, charming Maori lawyer. When the body of his troubled sister Chantelle is found in the Children's Pond, Jessica's own past as a teenager in prison comes back to haunt her. What really happened to her all those years ago? And what is the connection with Chantelle's death?
History is all you left me Adam SilveraEven though Theo had moved to California for college and started seeing Jackson, Griffin never doubted Theo would come back to him when the time was right. But when Theo dies in a drowning accident, the future he's been imagining for himself is gone. To make things worse, the only person who truly understands his heartache is Jackson. As Griffin loses himself in his obsessive compulsions and destructive choices, the secrets he's been keeping are tearing him apart.
The secret of the shadow bandit Linda Joy SingletonThe Spy Club explores Kelsey's new house, finding an abandoned tree house, a wad of cash, a missing heirloom, and a mysterious creature roaming the grounds.
The Curious Cat Spy Club Linda Joy SingletonNo one at school knows that Kelsey, Becca, and Leo are secretly friends. They have nothing in common - until they rescue three kittens and form a club to help animals through volunteering, spying, and solving mysteries. In the first book of this series, Kelsey helps catch a runaway zorse (horse + zebra) with the help of another girl from school named Becca. The two are walking home when they happen upon a litter of kittens trapped in a dumpster and Leo Polanski is the only person around who can help get them out. The three unlikely friends decide to work together to help solve animal crimes with their secret club!
The Crown's fate Evelyn SkyePasha's coronation approaches, and Vika is now the Imperial Enchanter, but the role she once coveted may be more difficult-- and dangerous-- than she expected. Pasha is grappling with his own problems-- his legitimacy is in doubt, the girl he loves loathes him, and he believes that his best friend is dead. When a challenger to the throne emerges-- and with the magic in Russia growing rapidly-- Pasha must do whatever it takes to keep his position and protect his kingdom. For Nikolai, the ending of the Crown's Game stung deeply. Although he managed to escape death, Nikolai remains alone, a shadow hidden in a not-quite-real world of his own creation. But when he's given a second chance at life-- tied to a dark price-- Nikolai must decide just how far he's willing to go in return to the world. With revolution on the rise, dangerous new magic rearing up, and a tsardom up for the taking, Vika, Nikolai, and Pasha must fight-- or face the destruction of not only their world but also themselves.
Omaha Beach & beyond : the long march of Sergeant Bob Slaughter John Robert Slaughter
Kisscut Karin SlaughterWhen a teenage quarrel in the small town of Heartsdale explodes into a deadly shoot-out, Sara Linton - paediatrician and medical examiner - finds herself entangled in a horrific tragedy. And what seems at first to be a terrible but individual catastrophe proves to have wider implications when the autopsy reveals evidence of long-term abuse and ritualistic self-mutilation. Sara and police chief Jeffrey Tolliver start to investigate, but the children surrounding the victim close ranks. The families turn their backs. Then a young girl is abducted, and it becomes clear that the first death is linked to an even more brutal crime. And unless Sara and Jeffrey can uncover the deadly secrets the children hide, it's going to happen again...
Deleted scenes for lovers Tracey SlaughterThe knowledge of everyone they're about to hurt is not an element easy to breathe in. They're the lovers. You can blame them now, if you want to. That's your choice: this is the director's cut. Seventeen powerful stories of contemporary New Zealand life from a writer whose penetrating gaze reveals the full experience of her characters' lives-tragic, comic, rich.
Double delight Rosamond SmithTerence Greene is admired for his perfect life in an affluent New Jersey suburb, and for his marriage to a minister's beautiful and wealthy daughter. He's also envied for his successful career as director of an arts foundation. But all of that changes when Terence is summoned to jury duty in Trenton.
Swing time Zadie SmithTwo brown girls dream of being dancers but only one, Tracey, has talent. The other has ideas: about rhythm and time, about black bodies and black music, what constitutes a tribe, or makes a person truly free. It's a close but complicated childhood friendship that ends abruptly in their early twenties, never to be revisited, but never quite forgotten, either.
The fast beach diet : the super-fast 6-week programme to get you in shape for summer Mimi SpencerFrom the author of the bestselling 5:2 Fast Diet and Fast Diet Recipe Book. Mimi Spencer presents the super-fast 6-week programme to kickstart your Fast Diet for summer. Based on the original, bestselling Fast Diet, this book offers an enhanced approach that will take you off cruise control and give your 5:2 lifestyle a sensational summertime boost. The Fast Beach Diet includes: A clear 6-week plan to encourage fat loss of up to 2lbs a week; New tips and clever tricks to get you through your Fast Days; Habit-busting ideas to jumpstart your non-Fast Days; A brilliant new HIT exercise pro.
The corruption of capitalism : why rentiers thrive and work does not pay Guy StandingWe live in an age of extreme inequality, in which the remedies we think we understand seem to have no effect while the rich go on getting richer. We are repeatedly told that work is the best route out of poverty, yet in 2014 more of the income-poor in the UK were in jobs rather than out of them. Guy Standing reveals the devastating effects of the construction of a global market economy.
Savage Lane Jason StarrEveryone has a secret. Is your neighbour everything they seem? Life is sublime in the idyllic suburb of New York City. Recent divorcee, Karen Daily and her two kids have for the first time in years found joy as they settle into the close-knit community of Savage Lane. Neighbours, Mark and Deb Berman, have been so supportive as she moves on in life: teaching at the local school and even dating again. But behind pristine houses and perfect smiles lie dark motives far more sinister than Karen could have ever imagined. Unknown to her, Mark, trapped in his own unhappy marriage, has developed a rich fantasy life for the two of them. And as rumours start to spread, it seems that he isn't the only one targeting Karen. ..
Against all odds Danielle SteelKate Madison's stylish second-hand clothing shop has been a big success in New York, supporting her and her four kids since her husband's untimely death. Now her children have grown up, they are ready to forge lives of their own. They all choose to play against the odds, much to their mother's dismay.
The mistress Danielle SteelDiscovered on a freezing Moscow street by a Russian billionaire, Natasha Leonova lived for seven years under his protection, immersed in rarefied luxury, while he pursues his activities in a dark world that she guesses at but never sees. Natasha's job is to keep Vladimir happy, ask no questions, and be discreet. Theo Luca is the son of a world famous difficult artist, Lorenzo Luca, who left his wife and son with a fortune in artwork they refuse to sell. Theo becomes obsessed with Natasha; Vladimir with Luca's artwork; both become dangerous obsessions.
The black reckoning John StephensIn the final book of the Books of beginning trilogy, Kate and Michael must help the magical world prepare for the final war against the Dire Magnus, while Emma must travel to find the final book--the Book of the Dead.
The fire chronicle John StephensIt's been six months since Kate, Michael and Emma confronted the Dire Magnus, but the trail to their long-lost family remains cold. Then Michael and Emma find the man who was the last person to see them. He knows about a secret map of a distant, mysterious land maybe this is the clue that will lead them to their parents. Meanwhile, Kate's connection to "The Book of Time" grows ever stronger, and when a dangerous trick traps her in the past, she must find new friends to help her return home. Once more the children must embark on a daring and perilous quest to find the second Book of Beginning and harness its power. But will it be enough to save them all?
The extraordinary education of Nicholas Benedict Trenton Lee StewartBefore there was a Mysterious Benedict Society there was simply a nine-year-old orphan named Nicholas Benedict. When Nicholas is sent to a new orphanage, he encounters vicious bullies, selfish adults - and a mystery that could change his life for ever. On his quest to solve the mystery Nicholas finds enemies around every corner, but also friends in unexpected places - and discovers along the way that the greatest puzzle of all is himself. Prequel to the best-selling Mysterious Benedict Society series.
The Mysterious Benedict Society Trenton Lee StewartDozens of children respond to this peculiar ad in the newspaper and are then put through a series of mind-bending tests, which readers take along with them. Only four children-two boys and two girls-succeed. Their challenge: to go on a secret mission that only the most intelligent and inventive children could complete. To accomplish it they will have to go undercover at the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened, where the only rule is that there are no rules. But what they'll find in the hidden underground tunnels of the school is more than your average school supplies. So, if you're gifted, creative, or happen to know Morse Code, they could probably use your help.
The Mysterious Benedict Society and the perilous journey Trenton Lee StewartIt should have been a celebration party, but now it's another mind-bending mission for the children of the Mysterious Benedict Society. Join Reynie, Kate, Sticky and Constance as they race across the globe by train, bicycle and ship to save their beloved Mr Benedict. It's a perilous journey that will test all their unusual talents.
The Mysterious Benedict Society and the prisoner's dilemma Trenton Lee StewartWhen an unexplained blackout engulfs Stonetown, Benedict Society members Reynie, Kate, Sticky, and Constance follow clues on an adventure that threatens to separate them from their families, friends, and even one another.
The hunt for the hundredth key Geronimo StiltonGeronimo, Thea, and their cousin Trap explore an old castle built by Grant Gentlemouse, the founder of New Mouse City, and when they find one hundred keys and only ninety-nine doors inside, they set off in search of the missing room.
Magical mission Geronimo StiltonGeronimo travels to London on a secret mission to investigate rumours that someone is trying to steal the crown jewels, but before he can solve the mystery, he must help Trap perform a trick in a magic show.
Pirate spacecat attack Geronimo StiltonGeronimo Stiltonix takes MouseStar 1's broken computer to a distant planet to be repaired by a brilliant inventor, but pirate spacecats attack and steal the device, and the spacemice must retrieve it before the machine can be turned against them.
Slurp monster showdown Geronimo StiltonGeronimo Stiltonix and his spacemice crewmates travel to a planet where delicious mozzarella grows in order to restore harmony between its alien inhabitants and the cheese-loving slurp monster.
Night of the giant everything R L StineSteven, a practical joker, is tricked by his friends into drinking a strange mixture of chemicals that causes him to shrink, and he must make it through his house and the dangers inside to reach his normal size.
Black Widow. Red vengeance Margaret StohlGraduates of Moscow's famed Red Room spy school are taught to keep their enemies close and their loved ones at a distance. Now Natasha and Ava -- the Black Widow and the Red Widow -- are searching South America in order to extinguish a smuggling operation. The Red Room attempts to assassinate them, and hacks their secure S.H.I.E.L.D network. Now no one can be trusted-- and no one is safe.
Idols Margaret StohlThe Icons came from the sky. They belong to an inhuman enemy. They ended our civilization, and they can kill us. Most of us. Dol, Ro, Tima, and Lucas are the four Icon Children, the only humans immune to the Icon's power to stop a human heart. Now that Los Angeles has been saved, things are more complicated - and not just because Dol has to choose between Lucas and Ro, the two great loves of her life.
The accidental princess Jen StorerMatilda hesitated, then something pinched the back of her hand. She gasped and withdrew her arm. 'Ow!' she cried, but it didn't really hurt. There was a tiny red mark on the back of her hand. Matilda held her hand before her and noticed that the pinch mark was in the faint outline of a lilac flower.
Jewel in the north Tricia Stringer1895. The Flinders Ranges are a beautiful but harsh landscape as Joseph Baker, a pastoralist in that unforgiving environment, knows all too well. For three generations his family have farmed the land, married and had children at their property at Wildu Creek, but now, struggling with hostility from the local community for his choice of wife, Joseph finds himself fighting to save not just his friends and family but his very existence.
The case for Christ : a journalist's personal investigation of the evidence for Jesus Lee StrobelIs there credible evidence that Jesus of Nazareth really is the Son of God? Retracing his own spiritual journey from atheism to faith, Lee Strobel, former legal editor of the Chicago Tribune, cross-examines a dozen experts with doctorates from schools like Cambridge, Princeton, and Brandeis who are recognized authorities in their own fields.
Our unutterable breath : a Maori indigene's autoethnography of whanaungatanga Virginia TamanuiDr Tamanui's book 'Our unutterable breath: A Maori indigene's autoethnography of whanaungatanga' is a reproduction of her doctoral thesis - with added definition. It began as an inquiry into traditional and contemporary understandings of whanaungatanga aiming to connect a developing Maori indigenous psychology to the on-going struggle for social justice, tino rangatiratanga, and equitable development.
The art of excavation Leilani TamuIn The Art of Excavation, poet Leilani Tamu delves into the complex and multifaceted nature of the region that we know as the Pacific. In poetry that is by turns fierce and political, tender and insightful, contemplative and intimate, Leilani creates a beautiful 'ie toga (fine mat) that weaves together living memory in a way that also acknowledges and places the past at the centre of the narrative. Challenging the popular orthodox approach of 'digging up' the past, Leilani reclaims the process of excavation as a creative metaphor for reframing and retelling Pacific stories from her own perspective, as a Pacific woman. This book is a vibrant and challenging offering from a young Pacific writer who is also a mother, historian, former New Zealand diplomat and columnist. The Art of Excavation is her first poetry collection.
And the rest is history : the chronicles of St. Mary's series Jodi Taylor
Captain Jimmy Cook discovers X marks the spot Kate TempleCaptain Jimmy Cook has made a Top Secret Important Discovery. Even more important than any discovery that the other Captain Cook from the olden days ever made. A real dinosaur footprint! And everyone knows that underneath a real dinosaur footprint will be a real dinosaur bone...Jimmy has to keep the amazing discovery a big secret because he found it behind a toilet block (that's totally out-of-bounds).
To Blackmail a Di Sione : The Billionaire's Legacy Series, Book 3 Rachael Thomas"When you've finished making offers for the bracelet, I have a proposition for you." Billionaire Liev Dragunov has spent a lifetime plotting revenge against those responsible for his family's ruin. Finally he has the way: Bianca Di Sione. She's denied their obvious attraction and coolly rebuffs every request to work for him--until he finds her weakness: a diamond bracelet she desperately needs! Bianca must become his fake fiancee if she wants her trinket! But the taste of revenge isn't as sweet as desire, and Liev discovers that she is innocent in more ways than one... Book 3 of The Billionaire's Legacy
Imagine a day Sarah L ThomsonWhimsical thoughts, bringing colourful and happy images to the reader.
Basil and the Lost Colony Eve TitusNamed one of "13 Detective Book Series You Obsessed Over as a Kid" by Buzzfeed.com and the inspiration for a hit Disney film, the masterful Great Mouse Detective is back and scurrying off to solve the mystery of a Lost Colony in Switzerland. Basil of Baker Street--mouse detective genius--is off on a perilous expedition leading thirty-two mice up a towering mountain. Their objective: to locate and rescue a famous colony of mice that have been missing for six centuries! A clue in the form of an arrow with strange markings has sent Basil scurrying off to Switzerland in search of the lost colony. But the path is not smooth for our Sherlock Holmes of the Mouse World. Before he can solve this baffling mystery, he must confront the mysterious snow mouse and the sinister plots of evil Professor Ratigan, ruler of the mouse underworld!
House of names Colm ToibinSince her husband King Agamemnon left ancient Mycenae to sail with his army for Troy, Clytemnestra rules along with her lover Aegisthus. Together they plot the bloody murder of Agamemnon on the day of his return. Clytemnestra reveals how her husband deceived her eldest daughter Iphigeneia with a promise of marriage to Achilles, only to sacrifice her because that is what he was told would make the winds blow in his favour and take him to Troy. Agamemnon came back from war with a lover himself; now Clytemnestra will achieve vengeance. But her own fate lies in the hands of her son, Orestes, and her vengeful daughter Electra.
Roverandom J R R TolkienJ.R.R. Tolkien's fantasy story about the adventures of a bewitched toy dog, written before The Hobbit. While on holiday in 1925, four-year-old Michael Tolkien lost his beloved toy dog on the beach at Filey in Yorkshire. To console him, his father, J.R.R. Tolkien, improvised a story about Rover, a real dog who is magically transformed into a toy and is forced to seek out the wizard who wronged him in order to be returned to normal. This charming tale, peopled by a sand-sorcerer and a terrible dragon, by the king of the sea and the Man-in-the-Moon, was Tolkien's first full-length children's book, written before The Hobbit.
A gentleman in Moscow Amor TowlesOn 21 June 1922 Count Alexander Rostov - recipient of the Order of Saint Andrew, member of the Jockey Club, Master of the Hunt - is escorted out of the Kremlin, across Red Square and through the elegant revolving doors of the Hotel Metropol. But instead of being taken to his usual suite, he is led to an attic room with a window the size of a chessboard. Deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, the Count has been sentenced to house arrest indefinitely. While Russia undergoes decades of tumultuous upheaval, the Count, stripped of the trappings that defined his life, is forced to question what makes us who we are. And with the assistance of a glamorous actress, a cantankerous chef and a very serious child, Rostov unexpectedly discovers a new understanding of both pleasure and purpose.
Trump : the art of the deal Donald TrumpPresidential candidate and former host of The Apprentice, Donald J. Trump reveals the business secrets that have made him America s foremost deal maker! I like thinking big. I always have. To me it s very simple: If you re going to be thinking anyway, you might as well think big. Here is Trump in action how he runs his business and how he runs his life as he meets the people he needs to meet, chats with family and friends, clashes with enemies, and changes the face of the New York City skyline.
Cat out of Hell Lynne TrussLibrarian Alec Charlesworth has lost his job, his beloved wife has just died, and his sister has disappeared. Alec searches for clues about her disappearance in a file of interviews between a man called "Wiggy" and a cat, Roger. Who speaks to him. Roger's older than Methuselah, and his unblinking stare comes from the fact that he's seen it all-- and he's got a tale to tell, a tale of shocking local history and dark forces that may link not only the death of Alec's wife, but also several other local deaths. But will the cat help Alec, or is he one of the dark forces?
The mine Antti TuomainenA hitman. A journalist. A family torn apart. Can he uncover the truth before it's too late? In the dead of winter, investigative reporter Janne Vuori sets out to uncover the truth about a mining company, whose illegal activities have created an environmental disaster in a small town in northern Finland. When the company's executives begin to die in a string of mysterious accidents, and Janne's personal life starts to unravel, past meets present in a catastrophic series of events that could cost him his life. A traumatic story of family, a study in corruption, and a shocking reminder that secrets from the past can return to haunt us, with deadly results.
Chloe's river rescue Samantha TurnbullTalented ten-year-olds Emily, Bella, Chloe and Grace are sick of people treating them like helpless princesses. Science star Chloe Karalis's favourite person in the universe is her grandmother - so she's thrilled when Yiayia comes along for a fab summer holiday with Chloe and her three besties. But when Yiayia goes missing on her daily walk, the foursome know that they're faced with their biggest mission yet. Can they combine their unique talents to rescue their beloved mentor?
Oops, pounce, quick, run! : an alphabet caper Mike TwohyWhen a bouncing ball wakes a sleeping mouse, it's just the beginning of an alphabet adventure.
Daystar Kathy TyersPersecution sends these genetically altered people fleeing to their sanctuary world, but a shipboard disaster exposes High Commander Brennen Caldwell to fatal radiation. Medical student Meris Cariole ends up stranded, an unwelcome outsider, at a sanctuary she never meant to invade.
If I was a banana Alexandra TyleeThis boy's-eye-view of the everyday brings alive all the wonder and oddity of the world inside our own heads. It beautifully captures the magic that a child can find in common objects and day-to-day encounters-bananas, clouds, toys, breakfast, stars. Each of these simple things sparks a new train of thought, and the result is a gorgeous mix of the poetic and the prosaic which will touch the child-and the heart-in all of us.
The Devil's detective Simon Kurt UnsworthWelcome to hell where skinless demons patrol the lakes and the waves of Limbo wash against the outer walls, while the souls of the Damned float on their surface, waiting to be collected. When an unidentified, brutalised body is discovered, the case is assigned to Thomas Fool, one of Hell's detectives, known as 'Information Men'. But how do you investigate a murder where death is commonplace and everyone is guilty of something?
Lecretia's choice : a story of love, death and the law Matt VickersA successful young lawyer in Wellington, Lecretia Seales met and fell in love with Matt Vickers in 2003. In Lecretia's Choice, Matt tells the story of their life together, and how it changed when his proud, fiercely independent wife was diagnosed with a brain tumour and forced to confront her own mortality. The death she faced-slow, painful, dependent-was completely at odds with how she had lived her life. Lecretia wanted to die with dignity, to be able to say goodbye well, and not to suffer unnecessarily-but the law denied her that choice.
What this story needs is a pig in a wig Emma J VirjanIllustrations and rhyming text introduce an increasing, then decreasing, cast of characters sharing a boat in a moat with a pig in an enormous wig.
What this story needs is a hush and a shush Emma J VirjanAll Pig wants to do is sleep, but the farm animals are keeping her awake! Will she ever find some peace and quiet?
Raising the perfectly imperfect child : facing challenges with strength, courage, and hope Boris Vujicic
True to you Becky WadeAfter a devastating heartbreak three years ago, genealogist and historical village owner Nora Bradford has decided that burying her nose in her work and her books is far safer than romance in the here and now. Unlike Nora, former Navy SEAL and Medal of Honor recipient John Lawson is a modern-day man, usually 100 percent focused on the present.
Ballad for a mad girl Vikki WakefieldEveryone knows seventeen-year-old Grace Foley is a bit mad. She's a prankster and a risk-taker, and she's not afraid of anything except losing. As part of the long-running feud between two local schools in Swanston, Grace accepts a challenge to walk the pipe. That night she experiences something she can't explain. The funny girl isn't laughing anymore.
The sleepeasy solution : the exhausted parent's guide to getting your child to sleep through the night Jennifer WaldburgerIs your child a night owl or a nap resister? Help has arrived with The Sleepeasy Solution! Jill Spivack and Jennifer Waldburger have earned their reputation as two of America's leading experts on children and sleep because they give parents the key ingredients for success - a customised sleep plan, clear step-by-step instructions and plenty of emotional support. Their 'least-cry' approach ensures that healthy sleep habits are established quickly without any guessing and without any guilt. - Teach your child to sleep through the night and take regular naps - Say goodbye to early morning waking - End bedtime battles - Find easy solutions to common problems such as teething, illness, travelling and managing multiple siblings.
Retribution Mark Walden
The almighty Irving WallaceEdward Armstead's obsession with surpassing the power of his late father leads him into a ruthless quest for omnipotence and a manipulation of world events through terrorism.
Greedy pigs Matt WallaceThe Sin du Jour crew caters to the Shadow Government in Greedy Pigs, Matt Wallace's fifth Sin du Jour Affair". I never did give them hell. I just told the truth, and they thought it was hell." Politics is a dirty game. When the team at Sin du Jour accidentally caters a meal for the President of the United States and his entourage, they discover a conspiracy that has been in place since before living memory. Meanwhile, the Shadow Government that oversees the co-existence of the natural and supernatural worlds is under threat from the most unlikely of sources.It's up to one member of the Sin du Jour staff to prevent war on an unimaginable scale.Between courses, naturally.
Bloom : a tale of courage, surrender, and breaking through upper limits Bronnie WareAs a free-spirited, independent woman, Bronnie Ware was used to donning a variety of hats: singer, songwriter, author, speaker, traveller, and adventurer. And as her soul would have it in her mid-forties, she felt the urge to add one more, mother. Ware, author of The Top Five Regrets of the Dying, had learned many lessons as a palliative-care giver, and she began to absorb even more from the opposite end of the spectrum as a giver of life. Only a few moments into motherhood, however, Ware's body had a different idea, when chronic crippling pain from an auto-immune disease took hold. In this inspiring memoir, Ware reminds us that whether life's lessons arrive through illness, trauma, or any other unexpected upheaval, life really does love us. By finding the courage to confront her upper limits, surrender to life's blessings, and have gratitude every step of the way, Ware discovered how to bloom in a field of formidable challenges.
The top five regrets of the dying : a life transformed by the dearly departing Bronnie WareAfter too many years of unfulfilling work, Bronnie Ware began searching for a job with heart. Despite having no formal qualifications or experience, she found herself working in palliative care. Over the years she spent tending to the needs of those who were dying, Bronnie's life was transformed. Later, she wrote an Internet blog about the most common regrets expressed to her by the people she had cared for. The article, also called The Top Five Regrets of the Dying, gained so much momentum that it was read by more than three million people around the globe in its first year. At the requests o.
Sorrows of a century : interpreting suicide in New Zealand, 1900-2000 John C WeaverFocusing on New Zealand's comprehensive and accessible coroners' records, John Weaver analyses some twelve thousand cases to determine the social and cultural factors that contribute to suicide rates. He examines the official investigations into sudden deaths, placing them within the context of major events and societal changes. This remarkable assessment spans witness statements, suicide notes and medical records to provide new insights on prevention strategies. A powerful and poignant analysis of the motives for suicide, set amidst the challenges of the twentieth century.
Kehua! Fay WeldonYour writer, in conjuring this tale of murder, adultery, incest, ghosts, redemption and remorse, takes you first to a daffodil-filled garden in Highgate, North London, where, just outside the kitchen window, something startling shimmers on the very edges of perception. Fluttering and chattering, these are our kehua - a whole multiplying flock of Maori spirits (all will be explained) goaded into wakefulness by the conversation within.
Mantrapped Fay WeldonTrisha had been rich and Trisha had been poor, and she knew it was better to be rich. But now she was to be poor again: not just poor but stripped of her identity. She is to swap sex, and her very soul, with young, handsome, trendy Peter Watson. She passes him too close upon the stairs, and some might think what happens - a first in mankind's history - is an improvement and some might not.
What Not to Do If You Turn Invisible Ross WelfordFrom the author of the unforgettable bestseller TIME TRAVELLING WITH A HAMSTER comes another surprising, beautiful and funny novel about a child who, by disappearing, will write herself into your heart forever... Turning invisible at will: it's one way of curing your acne. But far more drastic than 13 year-old Ethel Leatherhead intended when she tried a combination of untested medicines and a sunbed. It's fun at first, being invisible. And aided by her friend Boydy, she manages to keep her extraordinary ability secret. Or does she...? When one day the invisibility fails to wear off, Ethel is thrown into a nightmare of lies and deception as she struggles to keep herself safe, to find the remedy that will make her seen again - and solve the mystery of her own birth...
Hunger makes the wolf Alex WellsTen years after being taken in by Nick Ravani and becoming a member of his mercenary biker troop, the Ghost Wolves, Hobs finds the body of his brother out in the dunes and discovers that his daughter has been taken by shady beings called the Weathermen and he must solve a great mystery to find the truth about these crimes and the strange planet she calls home.
The blade artist Irvine WelshJim Francis has finally found the perfect life--and is now unrecognisable, even to himself. A successful painter and sculptor, he lives quietly with his wife, Melanie, and their two young daughters, in an affluent beach town in California. Some say he's a fake and a con man, while others see him as a genuine visionary. But Francis has a very dark past, with another identity and a very different set of values. When he crosses the Atlantic to his native Scotland, for the funeral of a murdered son he barely knew, his old Edinburgh community expects him to take bloody revenge.
Finding home Lauren WestwoodIf you save a crumbling mansion, will it mend a broken heart? A month ago, Amy Wood had her perfect home, her perfect boyfriend and her perfect job. Now she is broken-hearted, living in her parents' tiny bungalow, and working in local estate agents in Bath. At least her new job keeps her busy. Rosemont Hall is a crumbling mansion riddled with woodworm, dry rot - and secrets. As Amy searches for the perfect owner to restore the house to its former glory, she begins to uncover pieces of the past that some people would rather remain hidden. In her battle to save Rosemont Hall, Amy will encounter scary housekeepers, evil property developers and handsome American heirs - and will discover whether the secrets of the past can bring her closer to the future of her dreams...
Finding secrets Lauren WestwoodA country house, a precious jewelled locket, and a puzzle dating back to the London Blitz and Imperial Russia. Utterly captivating, a fantastic romance from beginning to end. Perfect for the fans of Carole Matthews and Milly Johnson. Alex Hart loves her dream job as manager of Mallow Court, a historic Elizabethan house, even if her friends think she needs to get out more. But a discovery in the pocket of an old coat, a jewelled mechanical locket, shaped like a bird, changes everything, and Alex discovers that things are not as they seem. From an old diary, to a handsome barrister, a mysterious clockmaker, and the darkest hours of the London Blitz, Alex must follow the trail of the jewelled bird to uncover the truth about the things she holds dearest - and someone is determined not to let sleeping dogs lie! Only by finding the secrets of the past can Alex find the keys to her future--and her heart.
The night the lights went out Karen WhiteFrom the New York Times bestselling author of Flight Patterns comes a stunning new novel about a young single mother who discovers that the nature of friendship is never what it seems ... Recently divorced, Merilee Talbot Dunlap moves with her two children to the Atlanta suburb of Sweet Apple, Georgia. It's not her first time starting over, but her efforts at a new beginning aren't helped by an anonymous local blog that dishes about the scandalous events that caused her marriage to fail.
Cooking for family and friends : 100 lean recipes to enjoy together Joe Wicks
Starlight on Willow Lake Susan Wiggs#1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs sweeps readers away to a sun-drenched summer on the shores of Willow Lake in a stunning tale of the delicate ties that bind a family together...and the secrets that tear them apart When caregiver Faith McCallum arrives at the enchanted lakeside estate of Avalon's renowned Bellamy family, she's intent on rebuilding her shattered life and giving her two daughters a chance at a better future.
Calhoun chronicles. Books 4-5 Susan WiggsRevisit the beloved Calhoun Chronicles series in these sweeping, romantic tales from New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs.
Return to Willow Lake Susan WiggsDon't miss a novel of sisters, friendship and the lush surroundings of Sonoma County.
Pretending to be Normal : Living with Asperger's Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder) Liane Holliday WilleyUpdated edition of the bestselling story of a woman who, after years of self-doubt and self-denial, learned to embrace and appreciate her Asperger's syndrome traits. Liane Holliday Willey shares, with insight and warmth, the daily struggles and challenges that face many of those who have AS and charts her inspirational journey to self-acceptance.
Butcher's Crossing John WilliamsIn the 1870s, Will Andrews, fired up by Emerson to seek "an original relation to nature," drops out of Harvard and heads west. He washes up in Butcher's Crossing, a small Kansas town full of restless men looking for ways to make money and ways to waste it. One of these men regales Will with tales of the immense buffalo herds hidden away in the Colorado Rockies and convinces him to join an expedition to track them down. At the end of a grueling journey, the men reach a place of paradisal richness, where they abandon themselves to an orgy of slaughter. So caught up in killing buffalo that they lose all sense of time, the men are overtaken by winter and snowed in. In the spring, half-insane with cabin fever, cold, and hunger, they stagger back to Butcher's Crossing to find a world as irremediably changed as they have been.
A talent for murder Andrew Wilson
After the carnage Tara June WinchTen years after the much-acclaimed Swallow the Air, Tara June Winch returns with an extraordinary new collection of stories. A single mother resorts to extreme measures to protect her young son. A Namibian student undertakes a United Nations internship in the hope of a better future. A recently divorced man starts a running group with members of an online forum for recovering addicts. Ranging from New York to Istanbul, from Pakistan to Australia, these unforgettable stories chart the distances in their characters' lives 6 whether they have grown apart from the ones they love, been displaced from their homeland, or are struggling to reconcile their dreams with reality. A collection of prodigious depth and variety, After the Carnage marks the remarkable evolution of one of our finest young writers.
Air con : the seriously inconvenient truth about global warming Ian WishartIn 2009, Ian Wishart's Air Con became Amazon's #1 bestselling climate change book on both sides of the Atlantic. Now, the award-winning journalist and author is back with an updated and expanded special edition, covering the latest scientific discoveries into 2010, and the fallout from the Climategate and UN IPCC scandals. With more than 60 additional pages in three new chapters, Air Con: Climategate 2010 Edition brings to life the dramatic events surrounding the leaked CRU emails, explaining their significance and impact on climate science. This new edition also contains extensive new information on why ocean acidification is not being caused by CO2, and how UN officials asked tropical islanders to lie about rising sea levels, and all the most important scientific and political developments since the first edition was published last year.
Daylight robbery : a story of bankers, shysters & others who want to steal your money Ian WishartWho benefits from state asset sales? Follow the money as Wishart looks at what happened to Air New Zealand, Kiwirail, South Canterbury Finance and more. This searing expose of one of the biggest issues in politics will be sure to capture attention this election. Ten years ago Ian Wishart's Daylight Robbery on the plundering of the BNZ and other state assets became an instant bestseller. Now, a decade later, partial asset sales are again on the cards as Prime Minister John Key seeks a controversial mandate for privatisation.
Elementary Ian WishartThe book that shocked a nation, with a major new twist in one of the most perplexing maritime murder mysteries of this millennium. Fifteen-hundred revelers gathered for New Year's Eve at a picturesque Lodge, acessible only by boat, in New Zealand's stunningly scenic Marlborough Sounds. Two of those revelers, 21 year old Ben Smart and 17 year old Olivia Hope, were never seen again. This is, for the first time, the real story of what happened. Scott Watson was convicted of their murders, but the question has always lingered: did he really do it. Now, we have the answers that even police overlooked. For the first time: you be the judge.
Elementary 2.0 : the unreleased police evidence on the Scott Watson case Ian WishartFor nearly two decades, authors and documentary-makers have given you their own versions of the Scott Watson evidence, sometimes based on faded memories of people interviewed five or six years after the events in question. Now, for the first time, with the release here you can read exactly what key witnesses told police, and judge for yourself whether others have quoted them correctly.
The unmapped sea Maryrose WoodLord Fredrick Ashton may not feel ready to be a father, but with a little Ashton on the way, he's sure about one thing: The wolfish curse on his family must end soon, before the child is born. Penelope willingly takes on the challenge; when Lady Constance's doctor prescribes a seaside holiday, Penelope jumps at the chance to take the three Incorrigible children to Brighton, where she hopes to persuade the old sailor Pudge to reveal what he knows about the Ashton curse.
The happiest music on Earth Sue WoottonEarle wants 'more than anything in the whole entire universe to ride a roller coaster' at the A&P show. At the same time he wants not to do the compulsive thing that takes him close, though never quite close enough, to bliss. Casting shadows over Earle's hopes and fears are his father, Lloyd, and the man in the car that pulls up alongside, offering tickets for the show. Margaretha dreads the 'sweet zephyrs' of spring that lure maids from the house where her husband labours over his 'vats of stinking hell' - seeking gold in urine.
Revenge of the Sith Patricia C WredeA long time ago in a galaxy far, far away ... A vow is broken. A Jedi falls. A Sith Lord rises. The Empire is born.
The ginger tree Oswald WyndIn 1903 Mary Mackenzie sails for China to marry the British military attache, a man who turns out to be every bit as chilly as the Peking winter. During one of his many absences, Mary has a secret affair with a Japanese soldier, Count Kurihama, but her pregnancy by him is impossible to keep secret. Rejected by husband, mother and country, and forced to leave her daughter behind, Mary flees to Japan. 'The Ginger Tree' tells the fascinating story of her survival, isolated and alone, in this alien culture.
Avatar, the last airbender. North and south. Part three Gene Luen Yang
The last Di Sione claims his prize Maisey Yates"I want that painting. It is my last Lost Mistress. My Lost Love."Alessandro Di Sione is renowned for being cold and unsentimental, but even he can't deny his grandfather's dream of retrieving a painting steeped in royal scandal. Yet the key to its return is the outspoken Princess Gabriella. While traveling together to Isola D'Oro to locate the mysterious painting, Gabby is drawn to the man tortured by guilt from his past. Her innocence makes her untouchable, as Alex is convinced his Di Sione blood is tainted. But could their passion be his salvation?
Seduce me, cowboy Maisey YatesSheltered from her own desires for so long, Hayley Thompson wants to experience life. A new job at Gray Bear Construction is a start. The work she can handle. It's her boss--reclusive, sexy Jonathan Bear--who's scrambling her mind and her hormones... No matter how successful he becomes, Jonathan's reputation will always precede him. And his type of woman is usually nothing like prim, innocent Hayley. Yet he can't resist unleashing the fire beneath her pent-up facade--even if seduction means losing his heart...
A donation of murder Felicity YoungForensic doctor Dody McCleland is horrified when the seemingly dead body of a well-dressed woman she has just sliced with her scalpel bolts upright with a howl. Dody has heard of bodies frozen into a false death before but never come face to face with the phenomenon. She feels a terrible debt - and a strange connection - to this woman, discovered incongruously near the notorious Anchor and Whistle public house. Yet Dody is puzzled: how did such a woman of such means and intelligence come to be left for dead in the icy cold of this unsavoury district?
The barbarians are here : preventing the collapse of western civilization in times of terrorism Michael YoussefFor decades, Americans were vaguely aware that Islamist barbarians were in the deserts of the Middle East and in the mountains of Afghanistan and Pakistan, executing "infidels" and raiding villages with unrecognizable names. But the Muslim world seemed far away, remote, and irrelevant to our daily lives. Then came the terrorist attacks of 9/11, followed by attacks at Fort Hood, the Boston Marathon, San Bernardino, and more.