More Ronnie Barker's Lines from my grandfather's forehead Ronnie Barker Ronnie Barker stars in four episodes of the comedy sketch show as heard on BBC Radio 4.
A kiss gone bad Jeff Abbott A death rocks the Gulf Coast town of Port Leo, Texas. Beach-bum-turned-judge Whit Mosley is summoned to a yacht where the black-sheep son of a senator lies dead. Was it suicide, fueled by a family tragedy?
Little women : BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation Louisa May Alcott With their father away fighting in the American Civil War, the four March girls are facing a lean Christmas with their mother. But the sisters' close bond and determination to make the best of things enables them to find happiness despite their poverty.
Shattered : inside Hillary Clinton's doomed campaign Jonathan Allen It was never supposed to be this close. And of course she was supposed to win. How Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 election to Donald Trump is tragic story of a sure thing gone off the rails. For every Comey revelation or hindsight acknowledgment about the electorate, no explanation of defeat can begin with anything than the core problem of Hillary's campaign--the candidate herself.
4 3 2 1 Paul Auster On March 3, 1947, in the maternity ward of Beth Israel Hospital in Newark, New Jersey, Archibald Isaac Ferguson, the one and only child of Rose and Stanley Ferguson, is born.
Stuffology 101 : get your mind out of the clutter Brenda Avadian Stuffology 101 is for those of us who want to get the clutter out of our lives without being featured on reality TV. We can still use our bathroom, bedroom, and kitchen, but we harbour secrets. Do you race around to pick up piles when someone's at the door?
Herzog Saul Bellow An instant classic when it appeared in 1964, Herzog is the story of Moses E. Herzog, a tragically confused intellectual who suffers from the breakup of his second marriage, the general failure of his life, and the spectre of growing up Jewish in the middle part of the 20th century.
Humboldt's gift Saul Bellow For many years, Von Humboldt Fleisher and Charles Citrine were the best of friends--Humboldt a grand erratic figure; Charlie a young man of frenzied and noble longings. But by the 1970s, Humboldt has died a failure in New York and Charlie's success-ridden life in Chicago has taken various turns for the worse.
Seize the day Saul Bellow Fading charmer Tommy Wilhelm has reached his day of reckoning and is scared. In his forties, he still retains a boyish impetuousness that has brought him to the brink of chaos: he is separated from his wife and children; at odds with his vain, successful father; failed in his acting career; and in a financial mess.
The other Einstein : a novel Marie Benedict In the tradition of The Paris Wife and Mrs. Poe, The Other Einstein offers us a window into a brilliant, fascinating woman whose light was lost in Einstein's enormous shadow. This is the story of Einstein's wife, a brilliant physicist in her own right, whose contribution to the special theory of relativity is hotly debated and may have been inspired by her own profound and very personal insight.
One minute mentoring : how to find and work with a mentor--and why you'll benefit from being one Kenneth H Blanchard The past decade has seen the dramatic rise of a word now well known in corporate hallways: mentoring. But a new awareness about mentoring hasn't necessarily meant an increased understanding of how to implement the practice. While most people agree that having a mentor is a good thing, they don't know how to find one or use one.
Paddington and the Christmas surprise Michael Bond A 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.
Paddington and the grand tour Michael Bond Paddington 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.
Paddington and the marmalade maze Michael Bond As 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 Bond Paddington 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 the fun at the Spring Carnival. Hoping to win a boat ride for two, the friends enter the Busy Bee Adventure Trail. Paddington soon discovers that he's very good at spotting things beginning with the letter B, but it seems that he's not the only one with his eye on the prize...
Paddington at the Palace Michael Bond When 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 Bond When Paddington hears that he is 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 Bond A 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. But, as always, when Paddington is around, things do not quite go according to plan ... with outrageously sticky results.
Paddington in the garden Michael Bond When 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 Bond When 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.
Four seconds : all the time you need to stop counter-productive habits and get the results you want Peter Bregman Peter Bregman, author of the Wall Street Journal bestseller 18 Minutes, offers strategies to replace energy-wasting, counter-productive habits that commonly derail us with truly effective ones. The things we want most--peace of mind, fulfilling relationships, to do well at work--are surprisingly straightforward to realize.
Rising strong as a spiritual practice C Brene Brown Brene offers an in-depth exploration of this critical and oft-misunderstood aspect of wholehearted living. Here she defines spirituality as something not reliant on religion, theology, or dogma rather, it is a belief in our interconnectedness and in a loving force greater than ourselves.
Just breathe : mastering breathwork for success in life, love, business, and beyond Dan Brule Reduce stress and anxiety, increase your productivity, detox your body, balance your health, and find the path to greater mindfulness with this collection of signature breathing techniques by the world's leading breathmaster, Dan Brule.
Mira's last dance Lois McMaster Bujold In this sequel to the novella Penric's Mission, the injured Penric, a Temple sorcerer and learned divine, tries to guide the betrayed General Arisaydia and his widowed sister Nikys across the last hundred miles of hostile Cedonia to safety in the Duchy of Orbas.
And the hippos were boiled in their tanks William S Burroughs More than sixty years ago, William S. Burroughs and Jack Kerouac, two novice writers at the dawn of their careers, sat down to write a novel about the summer of 1944, when one of their friends killed another in a moment of brutal and tragic bloodshed. Alternating chapters, they pieced together a hard-boiled tale of bohemian New York during World War II, full of drugs and obsession, art and violence.
The trouble with goats and sheep Joanna Cannon England, 1976. Mrs. Creasy is missing and the Avenue is alive with whispers. The neighbours blame her sudden disappearance on the heat wave, but ten-year-olds Grace and Tilly aren't convinced. As the summer shimmers endlessly on, the girls decide to take matters into their own hands.
Earthfall Orson Scott Card When war broke out on the planet Harmony, the Oversoul of that colonized world selected the family of Wetchik to carry it back to long-lost Earth. Now the tribe is ready at last to take a ship to the stars. But from the beginning there has been bitter dispute between Wetchik's sons, Nafai and Elemak. On board the starship Basilica, the children of the tribe will become pawns in the struggle for control of reclaimed Earth.
Happily ever after : companion to the Selection series Kiera Cass For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels.
Burned P C Cast As Zoey's fate hangs in the balance, her friends must figure out how to bring her back from the Otherworld while coping with serious problems of their own.
Ill will : a novel Dan Chaon "We are always telling a story to ourselves, about ourselves," Dustin Tillman likes to say. It's one of the little mantras he shares with his patients, and it's meant to be reassuring. But what if that story is a lie?
Royally screwed Emma Chase Nicholas Arthur Frederick Edward Pembrook, Crowned Prince of Wessco, a.k.a. "His Royal Hotness," is wickedly charming, devastatingly handsome, and unabashedly arrogant―hard not to be when people are constantly bowing down to you. Then, one snowy night in Manhattan, the prince meets a dark haired beauty who doesn't bow down.
The warrior heir Cinda Williams Chima After learning about his magical ancestry and his own warrior powers, sixteen-year-old Jack embarks on a training program to fight enemy wizards.
The dance in the dark Sophie Cleverly With their evil headmaster, Mr Bartholomew, safely out of the picture and kindly Mrs Knight in charge, it looks like life at Rookwood School is looking up. There's a ballet recital Scarlet is desperate to star in, and more clues to uncover about the twins' mother.
The lights under the lake Sophie Cleverly It's summer and as a special treat after the horrors of last term Mrs Knight announces a school trip to Shady Pines Hotel on the shores of Lake Seren. Scarlet and Ivy are thrilled to get away from Rookwood for a break! But the old hotel and the waters of the lake reservoir are covering up dark secrets.
The lost twin Sophie Cleverly This is the story of how I became my sister... A spine-tingling mystery set in a creepily atmospheric boarding school. Ivy must uncover the secrets behind her twin sister Scarlet's disappearance before it's too late.
The whispers in the walls Sophie Cleverly Scarlet and Ivy return to Rookwood School - in their second spine-tingling mystery adventure! The twins have been reunited, but are definitely not out of danger...Evil Miss Fox may have fled the scene, but headmaster Mr Bartholomew is back, imposing a reign of terror with his threats of epic punishments should any of the pupils step out of line.
Boundaries Henry Cloud Are you in control of your life? Do people take advantage of you? Do you have trouble saying no? Christians often focus so much on being loving and giving that they forget their own limitations. Have you ever found yourself wondering: Can I set limits and still be a loving person? What are my legitimate boundaries?
The Boggart Susan Cooper Returning home to Toronto, Canada, after visiting the Scottish castle inherited by her family, twelve-year-old Emily finds that she has accidentally brought back with her a boggart, an invisible and mischievous spirit with a fondness for practical jokes.
Lionboy Zizou Corder Charlie Ashanti is the son of two scientists who are kidnapped as the result of a dramatic discovery they've made (the cure for asthma, which is rampant in this near-future world). Ten-year-old Charlie decides to go in search of them, and uses his ability to speak Cat (which he's had ever since he was scratched by a leopard as a baby) to gain helpful information.
Lionboy. The chase Zizou Corder Charlie and the lions have made it safely to Venice. But King Boris's palace becomes a prison rather than a haven: The king's righthand man has secretly made plans to give the lions to the Doge (Venice's much-hated ruler).
Lionboy. The truth Zizou Corder At the end of Lionboy: the chase Charlie Ashanti has restored the lions to their home in the wilds of Morocco and been reunited in the port town of Essaouira with his parents, Magdalen and Aneba. But just as Charlie is beginning to think that his adventures might be over, who should reappear but the nasty lion-tamer Maccomo and the raffish Rafi.
An act of treason Jack Coughlin In the fourth audiobook in the New York Times bestselling series, Marine sniper Kyle Swanson finds himself in the sights of a man he once idolized--a true American hero turned traitor. Swanson and his beautiful girlfriend, CIA agent Lauren Carson, are on a mission in Pakistan when their world is turned inside out.
The 7 habits of happy kids Sean Covey For the Seven Oaks friends, there is always something to do. Whether they're singing along with Pokey Porcupine's harmonica or playing soccer with Jumper Rabbit, everyone is having fun and learning all sorts of things.
Forces of nature Brian Cox A breathtaking and beautiful exploration of our planet. This groundbreaking book, which accompanies the new BBC1 TV series.
Human universe Brian Cox Human life is a staggeringly strange thing. On the surface of a ball of rock falling around a nuclear fireball in the blackness of a vacuum the laws of nature conspired to create a naked ape that can look up at the stars and wonder where it came from.
Next : a novel Michael Crichton The Number One international bestselling author of Jurassic Park, Congo and Sphere blends fact and fiction to create a near-future where genetic engineering opens up a whole new world of terrifying, page-turning possibilities... Bonus feature: Includes a special Q&A session between Michael Crichton and Jonathan Burnham, publisher of HarperCollins.
Prey : a novel Michael Crichton In the Nevada desert, an experiment has gone horribly wrong. A cloud of nanoparticles--micro-robots--has escaped from the laboratory. This cloud is self-sustaining and self-reproducing. It is intelligent and learns from experience. For all practical purposes, it is alive.
The inferno : from the divine comedy Dante Alighieri Dante'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.
The greatest show on Earth : the evidence for evolution Richard Dawkins Charles Darwin's masterpiece, On the Origin of Species, shook society to its core on publication in 1859. Darwin was only too aware of the storm his theory of evolution would provoke but he would surely have raised an incredulous eyebrow at the controversy still raging a century and a half later.
Blood curse : the springtime of Commissario Ricciardi Maurizio De Giovanni Ricciardi has visions. He sees and hears the final seconds in the lives of victims of violent deaths. It is both a gift and a curse. It has helped him become one of the most acute and successful homicide detectives in the Naples police force. But all that horror and suffering has hollowed him out emotionally: He drinks and doesn't sleep.
The bottom of your heart Maurizio De Giovanni In the middle of a summer heat wave, as Naples prepares for one of its most important holy days, a renowned surgeon falls to his death from the window of his office. For Commissario Ricciardi and Brigadier Maione, it is the beginning of an investigation that will bring them into contact with the most torrid, conflicting, and enduring of human passions.
By my hand Maurizio De Giovanni Maurizio de Giovanni presents By My Hand, the fifth book in the critically acclaimed Commissario Ricciardi series. As Naples prepares for its holiday celebrations, behind the facade of order and happiness imposed by the fascist regime lurks terrible poverty and blinding desperation. In a luxurious apartment on the Mergellina beach, the bodies of a fascist militia officer and his wife have been found.
The day of the dead : the autumn of Commissario Ricciardi Maurizio De Giovanni In this fourth installment of the internationally successful Commissario Ricciardi series, the commissario investigates the death of Matteo, one of the many street urchins who live hand-to-mouth in the dark alleys of 1930s Naples. While at first the death seems provoked by natural causes, there's more to the tragedy than meets the eye.
Everyone in their place : the summer of Commissario Ricciardi Maurizio De Giovanni Naples, 1931. Together with his indefatigable partner Brigadier Maione, Commissario Ricciardi, a man driven into solitude by his paranormal "gift" of seeing the final seconds in the lives of victims of violent deaths--a talent that also makes him a highly effective investigator--is conducting an investigation into the death of the beautiful and mysterious Duchess of Camparino.
I will have vengeance : the winter of Commissario Ricciardi Maurizio De Giovanni Naples, 1931. A bitter wind stalks the city streets, and murder lies at its chilled heart. When Maestro Vezzi, one of the world's greatest tenors, is found brutally murdered in his dressing room at Naples' famous San Carlo theater, the enigmatic and aloof Commissario Ricciardi is called to investigate.
Viper : a Commissario Ricciardi mystery Maurizio De Giovanni Naples, 1932. A week before Easter, springtime offers fragrant temptations to the men and women of Naples--but evil also lurks in the sweet-smelling spring air. At the high-class brothel in the center of town known as Paradiso, Viper, the most famous prostitute of all, is found dead after being suffocated with a pillow.
All over the place : adventures in travel, true love, and petty theft Geraldine DeRuiter Some people are meant to travel the globe, to unwrap its secrets and share them with the world. And some people have no sense of direction, are terrified of pigeons, and get motion sickness from tying their shoes. These people are meant to stay home and eat nachos. Geraldine DeRuiter is the latter. But she won't let that stop her.
Birdy Flynn Helen Donohoe There 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. There's the secret of Mrs Cope, the popular teacher, who touched Birdy in the cupboard.
Crime and punishment Fyodor Dostoyevsky Crime and Punishment, based on Dostoevsky's own experience of the justice and penal system of Tsarist Russia, is a dark tale set in the dingy streets of St Petersburg, concerning the actions of a murderer who decides to commit homicide as a matter of principle.
A brief history of mathematics Marcus Du Sautoy This ten-part history of mathematics reveals the personalities behind the calculations: the passions and rivalries of mathematicians struggling to get their ideas heard. Professor Marcus du Sautoy shows how these masters of abstraction find a role in the real world and proves that mathematics is the driving force behind modern science ...
House of sand and fog Andre Dubus In this riveting novel of almost unbearable suspense, three fragile yet determined people become dangerously entangled in a relentlessly escalating crisis. Colonel Behrani, once a wealthy man in Iran, is now a struggling immigrant willing to bet everything he has to restore his family's dignity. Kathy Nicolo is a troubled young woman whose house is all she has left, and who refuses to let her hard-won stability slip away from her.
Murder is for keeps : a Penny Brannigan mystery Elizabeth J Duncan Local artist and amateur sleuth Penny Brannigan has been spending her summer painting views of the once-lovely Gwrych Castle, which is now in a heartbreaking state of disrepair.
Playing with fire David Edgar Originally produced at the National Theatre in 2005, David Edgar's play is set against the background of a riot in the fictional northern town of Wyverdale, in the early part of the 21st century. In a revised version for radio, Edgar offers a powerful combination of political and personal drama.
Crime on the Fens Joy Ellis DI Nikki Galena: A police detective with nothing left to lose, she's seen a girl die in her arms, and her daughter will never leave the hospital again. She's got tough on the criminals she believes did this to her.
Hunted on the Fens Joy Ellis DI Nikki Galena faces her toughest challenge yet. Can she save her team and herself from a cruel and determined adversary who will stop at nothing to harm Nikki and her colleagues?
Killer on the Fens Joy Ellis DI Nikki Galena faces a personal challenge which will stretch her to the limit. She must fulfil her father's dying wish and discover who the mysterious Eve is. Meanwhile a dead drug dealer is found on an abandoned airfield that the locals say is haunted.
Shadow over the Fens Joy Ellis First DI Nikki Galena's friend dies tragically and then a body is found executed on a deserted piece of land. This murder triggers memories for DS Joseph Easter and he realizes a nightmare is coming back, threatening his career, his sanity, and maybe his life.
In the darkroom Susan Faludi From the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and bestselling author of Backlash, comes In the Darkroom, an astonishing confrontation with the enigma of her father and the larger riddle of identity consuming our age.
John Finnemore's double acts : six BBC Radio 4 comedy dramas John Finnemore A flock of tigers: 1934. Edmund and Dolorosa are sharing a train carriage and embarking on an unexpected adventure.
After Isabella Rosie Fiore When Esther's childhood best friend Isabella dies of cancer, she is devastated. Years later, she is brought together with Isabella's sister Sally, who cared for Isabella in her last days, and who subsequently nursed their mother through years of dementia.
Where she went Gayle Forman If you had a second chance at first love would you take it? It's been three years since Mia walked out of Adam's life.
How to be a supervillain Michael Fry Victor Spoil comes from a long line of famous supervillains and he's fully expected to join their ranks one day. But to his family's utter disappointment, Victor doesn't have a single bad-guy bone in his body. He won't run with scissors, he always finishes his peas, and he can't stand to be messy.
The Fry chronicles Stephen Fry The popular actor, comedian, and writer traces his unlikely Cambridge education, his relationships with such contemporaries as Hugh Laurie and Emma Thompson, and his hedonistic rise to stardom.
Setting free the kites Alex George For Robert Carter, life in his coastal Maine hometown is comfortably predictable. But in 1976, on his first day of eighth grade, he meets Nathan Tilly, who changes everything. Nathan is confident, fearless, impetuous--and fascinated by kites and flying.
The cottage at Firefly Lake Jen Gilroy Some mistakes can never be fixed and some secrets never forgiven...but some loves can never be forgotten. Charlotte Gibbs wants nothing more than to put the past behind her, once and for all.
Stargazing Kitty Glanville Three women, connected by one man: Daniel is father to Seren, husband to Nesta and lover to Frankie. When he leaves Nesta and their beautiful home in the middle of the party to celebrate their fortieth wedding anniversary Seren's world begins to crumble.
A million worlds with you Claudia Gray The fate of the multiverse rests in Marguerite's hands in the final instalment of the Firebird trilogy by New York Times bestselling author Claudia Gray. Ever since she used the Firebird, her parent's invention, to cross through alternate dimensions, Marguerite has been at the centre of a cross-dimensional feud.
The loyal heart Shelley Shepard Gray Robert came to Galveston to fulfil his promise to a dying man and look after his widow. He didn't expect to find love in the unlikeliest of places. Robert Truax, former Second Lieutenant and Confederate officer in the Civil War, made a promise to his comrade Phillip Markham.
The third man Graham Greene Somewhere in shadowy post-war Vienna, where everyone has something to sell on the black market, lurks "the third man," who witnessed the murder of Harry Lime. The police don't care to investigate, but novelist Holly Martins is haunted by the death of his friend. He searches for the killer in this adaptation of the Graham Greene novel.
The constant princess Philippa Gregory We think of her as the barren wife of a notorious king; but behind this legacy lies a fascinating story. Katherine of Aragon is born Catalina, the Spanish Infanta, to parents who are both rulers and warriors.
From Texas with love Dan Gutman After their explosive escape at Graceland, twins Coke and Pepsi are ready to resume their trip across America--only now in a convertible instead of the RV.
Never say genius Dan Gutman As 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.
You only die twice DaN Gutman Coke and Pepsi McDonald continue on their dangerous cross-county road trip, stopping at strange-but-real destinations in the South and facing such perils as an evil Elvis impersonator, a vat of acidic soda, and a giant recycling shredder.
Homo deus : a brief history of tomorrow Yuval N Harari Homo Deus will shock you. It will entertain you. Above all, it will make you think in ways you had not thought before." (Daniel Kahneman, author of Thinking Fast, and Slow). Yuval Noah Harari, author of the bestselling Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, envisions a not-too-distant world in which we face a new set of challenges.
Into the water Paula Hawkins A single mother turns up dead at the bottom of the river that runs through town. Earlier in the summer, a vulnerable teenage girl met the same fate. They are not the first women lost to these dark waters, but their deaths disturb the river and its history, dredging up secrets long submerged.
The snows of Kilimanjaro and other stories Ernest Hemingway This collection of 10 short stories exhibits the master stylist Hemingway at various stages in his career.
Man of two worlds Frank Herbert Frank Herbert's last published novel is a charming and witty science fiction adventure co-authored with his son Brian. What if the entire universe were the creation of alien minds?
Assassin's apprentice Robin Hobb The first volume in Robin Hobb's internationally bestselling Farseer series. In a faraway land where members of the royal family are named for the virtues they embody, one young boy will become a walking enigma. Born on the wrong side of the sheets, Fitz, son of Chilvary Farseer, is a royal bastard, cast out into the world, friendless and lonely.
Warhorses of letters : complete series 1-3: the poignant BBC Radio 4 comedy Robert Hudson An epistolary romance between the horses of Napoleon and Wellington.
Cart and cwidder Diana Wynne Jones For centuries, Dalemark has been a land divided by the warring earldoms of the North and South. Now, with the help of the mysterious gods of Dalemark, four extraordinary young people must join forces to reunify their beloved home.
Charmed life Diana Wynne Jones Cat had no doubt that the man standing in the middle of the kitchen was the 'Dark Stranger'. Cat's sister Gwendolen had been told by a Fortune-Teller that she was destined for Great Things, and that a 'dominant Dark Stranger' would have something to do with it.
The magicians of Caprona Diana Wynne Jones In the worlds of Chrestomanci, anything can happen. This adventure takes place in the Italian Dukedom of Caprona, where spells are as slippery and as tricksy as spaghetti! Casa Montana and Casa Petrocchi look after the magical business in the Dukedom of Caprona, watched over by its magnificent guardian statue, the Angel.
Legion Julie Kagawa The 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.
Anybody out there? Marian Keyes I had to go back to New York and try to find him. There was a chance he mightn't be there but I had to give it a go because there was one thing I was certain of: he wasn't here.' Anna Walsh is officially a wreck.
The brightest star in the sky Marian Keyes At 66 Star Street in Dublin, someone is watching over the lives of the people living in its flats. But no one is aware of it--yet...One of them is ready to take the plunge and fall in love; another is torn between two very different lovers.
The other side of the story Marian Keyes The agent: Jojo, a high-flying literary agent on the up, has just made a very bad career move: she's jumped into bed with her married boss Mark... The bestseller: Jojo's sweet-natured client Lily's first novel is a roaring success.
This charming man Marian Keyes Four women. One man. And a secret that binds them all: This Charming Man is the number 1 hit novel by Marian Keyes. This abridged, downloadable audio edition is read by Niamh Daly.
All day at the movies Fiona Kidman Life 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. There, she finds the reality of her life far removed from the glamour of the screen.
A brush of wings : a novel Karen Kingsbury Despite needing a heart transplant and against the advice of her doctor, Mary Catherine moves to Uganda to work at a brand new orphanage.
Love story : a novel Karen Kingsbury Decades ago, John and Elizabeth Baxter lived a love story that is still playing out in the lives of their adult children and grandchildren. But few of them know the exact details of that story or the heartbreak that brought the two together. Now in high school, Ashley Baxter Blake's oldest son, Cole, must write a family history paper for a freshman English class.
Back lash Chris Knopf As Sam Acquillo tells us in the early pages of Back Lash, "Not everyone gets to live their adult lives orbiting a central mystery." But that's how it's been for Sam, whose entire existence has been defined by a single, horrific event. Now that event has reached out from the deep past, an unwanted visitor, and Sam is forced to unpack like a Russian doll secrets within secrets, each more ominous than the one before.
The leavers : a novel Lisa Ko One morning, Deming Guo's mother, an undocumented Chinese immigrant named Polly, goes to her job at the nail salon and never comes home. No one can find any trace of her. With his mother gone, eleven-year-old Deming is left with no one to care for him. He is eventually adopted by two white college professors who move him from the Bronx to a small town upstate.
Rich people problems : a novel Kevin Kwan When 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.
Once in a Blue Moon Lodge : a novel Lorna Landvik A book about making new beginnings out of old endings, Once in a Blue Moon Lodge invites readers to check in, set down their baggage, and spend time with the kind of people who understand that while they can't control all that life throws at them, they can at least control how they catch it.
Dark days Derek Landy It's the fourth Skulduggery Pleasant adventure... only Skulduggery Pleasant himself is lost on the other side of a portal, with only some evil gods for company.
The Faceless Ones Derek Landy Third bone-breaking, belly-busting adventure in the series that puts the "funny" back in...um...funny series. That didn't really work, did it?
Skulduggery Pleasant Derek Landy "So you won't keep anything from me again?" He put his hand to his chest. "Cross my heart and hope to die." "Okay then. Though you don't actually have a heart," she said."I know. "And technically, you've already died."
Star wolf Kathryn Lasky The Ring of Sacred Volcanoes has been destroyed and Faolan is leading his small band of wolves across the ice bridge to the hoped for safety of the Distant Blue--but his old enemy Heep is pursuing him and the icy path ahead is filled with danger.
An irresistible alliance Stephanie Laurens With his older brother's betrothal announced, Lord Michael Cynster is freed of all familial expectations. But the allure of his previous hedonistic pursuits has paled.
Emperor of thorns Mark Lawrence The path to the throne is broken-- and only the broken can walk it. The world is cracked and time has run through, leaving us clutching at the end days. These are the days that have waited for us all our lives. These are my days.
King of thorns Mark Lawrence The second book in the Broken Empire series, Lawrence takes his young anti-hero one step closer to his grand ambition. To reach greatness you must step on bodies, and many brothers lie trodden in my wake.
Prince of thorns Mark Lawrence Before the thorns taught me their sharp lessons and bled weakness from me I had but one brother, and I loved him well. But those days are gone and what is left of them lies in my mother's tomb. Now I have many brothers, quick with knife and sword, and as evil as you please. We ride this broken empire and loot its corpse.
Killshot Elmore Leonard Ironworker Wayne Colson and his spirited wife Carmen are witnesses to a shakedown scam - witnesses who must be eliminated. Enter Armand Degas, aka Blackbird, the brains of the operation, and his partner Richie Nix, an ex-con whose highest goal is to rob a bank in every state.
The colossus rises Peter Lerangis The day after twelve-year-old Jack McKinley is told he has six months to live, he awakens on a mysterious island, where a secret organization promises to save his life - but with one condition. With his three friends, Jack must lead a mission to retrieve seven lost magical orbs, which, only when combined together, can save their lives.
The lost kingdom of Bamarre Gail Carson Levine In this compelling and thought-provoking fantasy set in the world of The Two Princesses of Bamarre, Newbery Honor-winning author Gail Carson Levine introduces a spirited heroine who must overcome deeply rooted prejudice--including her own--to heal her broken country.
Invisible Women Sarah Long Isn'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?!'
I am number four Pittacus Lore They killed Number One in Malaysia. Number Two in England. And Number Three in Kenya. John Smith is not your average teenager. He regularly moves from small town to small town.
The fall of five Pittacus Lore After facing off with the Mogadorian ruler and almost being annihilated, the Garde go into hiding. They must learn to master their Legacies and learn to work together as a team. When they receive a sign from Number Five a crop circle in the shape of a Loric symbol they know they are close to being reunited. But could it be a trap? Time is running out, and the only thing they know for certain is that they have to get to Five before it's too late.
The power of Six Pittacus Lore In a Spanish convent, seventeen-year-old Marina longs to join forces with her fellow Loriens to prepare for battle with the Mogadorians who destroyed their home planet, while in the United States, John, Six, and Sam elude authorities who think John is a terrorist.
The rise of Nine Pittacus Lore This programme also contains seven bonus radio transmissions from Pittacus Lore. Until the day I met John Smith, Number Four, I'd been on the run alone, hiding and fighting to stay alive. Together, we are much more powerful.
A little more human : a novel Fiona Maazel Meet Phil Snyder: new father, nursing assistant at a cutting-edge biotech facility on Staten Island, and all-around decent guy. Trouble is, his life is falling apart. His wife has betrayed him, his job involves experimental surgeries with strange side effects, and his father is hiding early-onset dementia.
Devil's breath G M Malliet Even though Max's calling led him to become a vicar, his past life as a spy catches up with him. Max receives the call for help when the body of glamorous film star Margot Browne is washed ashore at Monkslip-super-Mare. George, his former boss in the secret service, tells Max a former colleague, Patrice Logan, has asked MI5 for help particularly, Max's help.
Solo Jill Mansell It all starts at a party, as these things often do ... A one-night stand with far-reaching consequences--Momentarily enamoured guests going home with all the wrong people--An unfaithful wife struck by jealousy and getting a dose of her own medicine--A shocking family secret revealed at the worst possible moment ... One fling follows another, and now the whole community is embroiled in a great big web of deceit.
Dead man's hand George R R Martin Chrysalis, the glass-skinned queen of the Joker underworld, has been found brutally murdered in her popular restaurant, the Crystal Palace. Now two men are out to find her killer: Jay Ackroyd, the Ace private investigator who discovered her ruined body, and the vigilante archer known as the Yeoman, who has been framed for the crime.
How to influence people : make a difference in your world John C Maxwell You can make a difference! Believe it or not, the most effective way to make an impact on the world is to make an impact on individual people. How do you do that? Through influence. In How to Influence People, leadership guru John C. Maxwell and his friend Jim Dornan tell you how to make a positive impact on every person in your life, from your children and coworkers to your customers and the barista at the coffee shop.
'Round midnight Laura McBride From the author of We Are Called to Rise comes a novel about the interconnected lives of four women in Las Vegas, each of whom experiences a life-changing moment at a classic casino nightclub.
Black dogs Ian McEwan Black Dogs is built around a brilliant short story, a mesmerically slow-motion encounter with two terrifying dogs by an English couple who are honeymooning just after the war in a French mountain village.
The innocent Ian McEwan It is 1955 and post-war Berlin is crawling with subterfuge. East eyes West, and the West is eavesdropping on Soviet communications through Operation Gold, a daring technological collaboration between Britain and America which is already straining with distrust.
Sweet tooth Ian McEwan Serena Frome, the beautiful daughter of an Anglican bishop, has a brief affair with an older man during her final year at Cambridge, and finds herself being groomed for the intelligence services. The year is 1972.
Skintown Ciaran McMenamin We'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.
Lonesome Dove : a novel Larry McMurtry Lonesome Dove is a dusty little Texas town where heroes and outlaws, whores and ladies, Native Americans and settlers embody the spirit and defiance of the last wilderness. Larry McMurtry's American epic, set in the late 19th century, tells the story of a cattle drive from Texas to Montana.
When Dimple met Rishi Sandhya Menon Now that Dimple Shah has graduated, she's ready for a break from her family--especially from Mamma's inexplicable obsession with her finding the Ideal Indian Husband. Ugh. But Dimple knows that her mother must respect that she isn't interested in doing that right now--otherwise she wouldn't have paid for her to attend a summer program for aspiring web developers, right?
Cinder Marissa Meyer A 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.
Being Sloane Jacobs Lauren Morrill Sloane Emily Jacobs and Sloane Devon Jacobs, from very different worlds but both with problem families, meet in in Montreal where they will stay in the same hotel while attending camp, one for figure skating, the other for ice hockey.
The mindful athlete : inspiration and meditations for pure performance George Mumford Spend some time with the inspirational and insightful George Mumford. For years George has been the secret weapon on Phil Jackson's championship teams. Working with Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Shaq and other greats. Listen and learn some of the secrets from George, do the same meditations that George did with these sports greats.
The good apprentice Iris Murdoch A sly, witty, beautifully orchestrated tale about the difficulty of being good. Edward Baltram is overwhelmed by guilt. His nasty little prank has gone horribly wrong: he has fed his closest friend a sandwich laced with a hallucinogenic and the young man has fallen out the window to his death.
Charlie Bone and the wilderness wolf Jenny Nimmo Charlie Bone has finally found his father, but he's disappeared again. However, this time Charlie knows where he is - on a second honeymoon with his mother. But there's no time to miss them, for there's a strange salty mist in the air, and chilling howls in the night. And someone has been searching Charlie's house. What are they looking for?
Essential French in 2 hours Paul Noble Learning the essentials of French couldn't be easier! Ideal for learning a language for travel.
Learn German with Paul Noble : complete course : German made easy with your personal language coach Paul Noble An exciting, non-traditional approach to language learning with the easy, relaxed appeal of an audio-only product. No books. No rote memorisation.
The empath's survival guide : life strategies for sensitive people Judith Orloff Dr. Judith Orloff has spent decades working with empaths--those highly sensitive people that not only feel others' emotions, but also have few defenses against them.
Dorothy must die Danielle Paige I 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.
The wicked will rise Danielle Paige My name is Amy Gumm--and I'm the other girl from Kansas. After a tornado swept through my trailer park, I ended up in Oz. But it wasn't like the Oz I knew from books and movies. Dorothy had returned, and she was stealing magic from the land. The Wizard was back. Glinda could no longer be called the Good Witch.
Yellow brick war Danielle (Novelist) Paige To fight for Oz and save Kansas from power-hungry dictator Dorothy's latest plot, Amy teams up with the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked and finds herself working alongside the Wicked Witch of the West.
Choke Chuck Palahniuk Victor Mancini is a medical school dropout who believes himself to be a direct descendant of Jesus Christ (never mind the fact that he happens to be an incorrigible sex addict who pays for his ailing mother's medical bills by pretending to choke in restaurants and so reaping sympathy checks from the people who save him).
Saving your second marriage before it starts : nine questions to ask before -- and after -- you remarry Les Parrott Using the same structure as Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts, Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott address the unique issues of "pre-remarital" families. This book prepares couples for what lies ahead and enables them to tackle the challenges with faith, perseverance, and hope.
Mistakes were made Stephan Pastis Resolving to earn so much money that his mother will no longer stress out over the bills, eleven-year-old Timmy Failure launches a detective business with a lazy polar bear partner named Total but finds their enterprise "Total Failure, Inc." challenged by a college-bound spy and a four-foot-tall girl whom Timmy refuses to acknowledge.
Now look what you've done! Stephan Pastis Timmy Failure, founder, president, and CEO of the greatest detective agency in town, perhaps the nation, is about to crack the biggest case of his generation: a school competition to find a stolen globe.
Defend and betray Anne Perry After a brilliant military career, esteemed General Thaddeus Carlyon finally meets his death, not in the frenzy of battle but at an elegant London dinner party.
Tinker dabble doodle try : unlock the power of the unfocused mind Srinivasan S Pillay Harness your mind's innate tendency to wander, stall, rest, and unfocus and become more productive-in the boardroom, living room, or classroom. To finish tasks and achieve goals, most people believe that more focus is the solution.
The totally unscientific study of the search for human happiness Paula Poundstone Is there a secret to happiness?" asks comedian Paula Poundstone. "I don't know how or why anyone would keep it a secret. It seems rather cruel, really . . . Where could it be?
A hat full of sky Terry Pratchett A real witch never casually steps out of her body, leaving it empty. Eleven-year-old Tiffany does. And there's something just waiting for a handy body to take over. Something ancient and horrible, which can't die . . . Wise, witty and wonderful, A Hat Full of Sky is Terry Pratchett's second novel about Tiffany and the Wee Free Men - the rowdiest, toughest, smelliest bunch of fairies ever. They'll fight anything. And even they might not be enough to save Tiffany . . .
Terry Pratchett presents Miss Felicity Beedle's The world of poo Terry Pratchett From Snuff: 'Vimes looked at the cover. The title was The World of Poo. When his wife was out of eyeshot he carefully leafed through it. Well, okay, you had to accept that the world had moved on and these days fairy stories were probably not going to be about twinkly little things with wings.
Wintersmith Terry Pratchett Tiffany Aching put one foot wrong, made one little mistake . . .And now the spirit of winter is in love with her. He gives her roses and icebergs, says it with avalanches and showers her with snowflakes - which is tough when you're 13, but also just a little bit . . . cool.
The science of Discworld Terry Pratchett When a wizardly experiment goes adrift, the wizards of Unseen University find themselves with a pocket universe on their hands: Roundworld, where neither magic nor common sense seems to stand a chance against logic. The Universe, of course, is our own.
Thud! Terry Pratchett Koom Valley - that was where the trolls ambushed the dwarfs, or the dwarfs ambushed the trolls. It was far away. It was a long time ago. But if he doesn't solve the murder of just one dwarf, Commander Sam Vimes of Ankh-Morpork City Watch is going to see it fought again, right outside his office.
The queen of spades Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin The story of a gambler who tries to learn a secret for winning at cards, but loses everything.
Percy Jackson and the Greek gods Rick Riordan Who could tell the true stories of the gods and goddesses of Olympus better than modern-day demigod Percy Jackson? In this action-packed tour of Greek mythology, Percy gives his hilarious personal views on the feuds, fights and love affairs of the Olympians.
The second Mrs. Hockaday : a novel Susan Rivers The Civil War South comes to vivid life in this electrifying story of a woman's plight and a legacy of deceit that echoes for generations. When Major Gryffth Hockaday is called to the front lines of the Civil War, his new bride is left to care for her husband's three-hundred-acre farm and infant son.
The satanic verses Salman Rushdie Gibreel Farishta, India's legendary movie star, and Saladin Chamcha, the man of a thousand voices, fall earthward from a bombed jet toward the sea, singing rival verses in an eternal wrestling match between good and evil.
Are we there yet? Dan Santat Let's face it: everyone knows that car rides can be boring. And when things get boring, time slows down. In this audiobook, a boy feels time slowing down so much that it starts going backward--into the time of pirates! Of princesses! Of dinosaurs! The boy was just trying to get to his grandmother's birthday party, but instead he's travelling through Ancient Egypt and rubbing shoulders with Ben Franklin. When time flies, who knows where--or when--he'll end up.
Books for living Will Schwalbe Why is it that we read? Is it to pass time? To learn something new? To escape from reality? For Will Schwalbe, reading is a way to entertain himself but also to make sense of the world, to become a better person, and to find the answers to the big (and small) questions about how to live his life.
Lucky boy Shanthi Sekaran A gripping tale of adventure and searing reality, Lucky Boy gives voice to two mothers bound together by their love for one lucky boy. A fiercely compassionate story about the bonds and the bounds of motherhood and, ultimately, of love.
Henry IV. Part one William Shakespeare Father and son Julian and Jamie Glover star as King Henry and his son Hal in the powerful production which also stars Timothy West and Prunella Scales.
Henry IV. Part two William Shakespeare Jamie Glover stars as Prince Hal with Timothy West as Falstaff in the second part of Shakespeare's stirring tale of war and honour. BBC radio has a unique heritage when it comes to Shakespeare.
Julius Caesar William Shakespeare Gerard Murphy, Stella Gonet, Nicholas Farrell and Samantha Bond star in Shakespeare's powerful and turbulent Roman history. BBC radio has a unique heritage when it comes to Shakespeare. Since 1923, when the newly formed company broadcast its first full-length play, generations of actors and producers have honed and perfected the craft of making Shakespeare to be heard.
King Lear William Shakespeare Corin Redgrave stars as Lear with Geraldine James as Goneril in this bitter tragedy of loyalty, power and politics. Some of the most stirring scenes Shakespeare ever wrote vibrate with powerful resonance in this grippingly dramatic radio production.
A midsummer night's dream William Shakespeare Sylvestra Le Touzel, Sam West and David Threlfall star in Shakespeare's delightful comic fantasy. BBC radio has a unique heritage when it comes to Shakespeare. Since 1923, when the newly formed company broadcast its first full-length play, generations of actors and producers have honed and perfected the craft of making Shakespeare to be heard.
The tempest William Shakespeare Philip Madoc stars as Prospero with Nina Wadia as the spirit Ariel in Shakespeare's magical, other-worldly final play. Raging storms & rich beautiful music combine to magical effect in this radio production of Shakespeare's allegorical last play, where mystical forces work to restore harmony and order to an estranged community.
Twelfth night William Shakespeare Michael Maloney, Josette Simon and Anne-Marie Duff star in Shakespeare's most sparkling and optimistic comedy. BBC radio has a unique heritage when it comes to Shakespeare. Since 1923, when the newly formed company broadcast its first full-length play, generations of actors and producers have honed and perfected the craft of making Shakespeare to be heard.
William Shakespeare's Antony & Cleopatra William Shakespeare BBC radio has a unique heritage when it comes to Shakespeare. Since 1923, when the newly formed company broadcast its first full-length play, generations of actors and producers have honed and perfected the craft of making Shakespeare to be heard.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Jeremy Siepmann Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the most astonishing child prodigy in the history of music, is felt by many people to be the greatest composer who ever lived.
The terror : a novel Dan Simmons The men on board HMS Terror have every expectation of finding the Northwest Passage. When the expedition's leader, Sir John Franklin, meets a terrible death, Captain Francis Crozier takes command and leads his surviving crewmen on a last, desperate attempt to flee south across the ice.
Short story collection Karin Slaughter Five criminally good digital short stories from the No.1 bestselling author of the Will Trent series. Cold Cold Heart: Pam is a 52-year-old teacher who has let herself go for the first time in her life. It's two years since her husband - ex husband - John died and she's heading from Georgia to California for the third and - she hopes - final time. But just what lies in store for her there...?
Her wicked proposal Lauren Smith Cedric, Viscount Sheridan, is cursed. Once the ton's golden boy, the loss of his sight has left him a reclusive shell of man, his days of womanizing, horse racing, and pistol shooting lost forever. Offered the chance to recapture a small part of his old life, he can't refuse-even if it means accepting the shocking proposal of the infamous ice maiden, Anne Chessley.
Wicked rivals Lauren Smith A game of wits turns into a game of seduction.
The Amulet of Samarkand Jonathan Stroud The first volume in the brilliant, bestselling Bartimaeus sequence. When the 5,000-year-old djinni Bartimaeus is summoned by Nathaniel, a young magician's apprentice, he expects to have to do nothing more taxing than a little levitation or a few simple illusions.
The creeping shadow Jonathan Stroud After leaving Lockwood & Co. at the end of The Hollow Boy, Lucy is a freelance operative, hiring herself out to agencies that value her ever-improving skills.
The golem's eye Jonathan Stroud In their continuing adventures, magician's apprentice Nathaniel, now fourteen years old, and the djinni Bartimaeus travel to Prague to locate the source of a golem's power before it destroys London. Suggested level: primary, intermediate, junior secondary.
The hollow boy Jonathan Stroud Lockwood & Co. might be the smallest (some might say shambolic) Psychic Detection Agency in London. But its three agents Lockwood, Lucy and George are exceptional Talents. And they get results. When an outbreak of ghostly phenomena grows to terrifying levels in Chelsea, Scotland Yard is left baffled. rapiers, salt and iron.
The screaming staircase Jonathan Stroud A sinister Problem has occurred in London: all nature of ghosts, haunts, spirits, and spectres are appearing throughout the city, and they aren't exactly friendly.
An ember in the ashes Sabaa Tahir What if you were the spark that could ignite a revolution? For years Laia has lived in fear. Fear of the Empire, fear of the Martials, fear of truly living at all. Born as a Scholar, she's never had much of a choice.
A torch against the night Sabaa Tahir Takes readers into the heart of the Empire as Laia and Elias fight their way north to liberate Laia's brother from the horrors of Kauf Prison. Hunted by Empire soldiers, manipulated by the Commandant, and haunted by their pasts, Laia and Elias must outfox their enemies and confront the treacherousness of their own hearts.
Use of force : a thriller Brad Thor When the body of a high-value terrorist washes ashore after a severe storm across the Mediterranean Sea, Scot Harvath is tapped by the CIA to determine if the suspect was connected to months of rumours about a major attack
The art of presence Eckhart Tolle Eckhart guides you through seven hours of transformational insights that allow "presence to naturally arise" in you. With his one-of-a-kind instruction, you will learn how to ground yourself in the vibrancy of your "inner body" while simultaneously breaking free from the illusion of separation from the outside world.
Negotiation Brian Tracy Negotiation is an essential element of almost all of our interactions-personally and professionally. It's part of how we establish relationships, work together, and arrive at solutions for our clients, our organizations, and ourselves.
Death by black hole : and other cosmic quandaries Neil De Grasse Tyson Neil deGrasse Tyson has a talent for guiding readers through the mysteries of outer space with stunning clarity and almost childlike enthusiasm. This collection of his essays in "Natural history" magazine explores a myriad of cosmic topics, from astral life at the frontiers of astrobiology to the movie industry's feeble efforts to get its night skies right.
Origins : fourteen billion years of cosmic evolution Neil De Grasse Tyson A thrilling and accessible tour of the cosmos Our true origins are not just human, or even terrestrial, but in fact cosmic. Drawing on scientific breakthroughs and the current cross-pollination among geology, biology, astrophysics, and cosmology, Origins explains the soul-stirring leaps in our understanding of the cosmos.
Elon Musk : how the billionaire CEO of SpaceX and Tesla is shaping our future Ashlee Vance South African born Elon Musk is the renowned entrepreneur and innovator behind PayPal, SpaceX, Tesla, and SolarCity. Musk wants to save our planet; he wants to send citizens into space, to form a colony on Mars; he wants to make money while doing these things; and he wants us all to know about it.
Old sins Penny Vincenzi Two beautiful, ambitious women are fighting for control of a cosmetics empire. Why does its charming, ruthless owner, Julian Morrell, divide his mega-successful business between his family and a complete stranger?
Remembering Dresden : a Jack Turner suspense novel Dan Walsh Young history professor Jack Turner takes a retreat at a lakeside cabin just outside of Culpepper, Georgia, to work on his doctoral dissertation. The cabin is owned by an ambitious state senator, an inheritance from his father.
When night comes : a Jack Turner suspense novel Dan Walsh From bestselling author Dan Walsh comes the first book in the Jack Turner Suspense series.
Cats in the city Tom Watson Join 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.
A tail of two kitties Tom Watson There's a new pet in town: Stick Cat! Perfect for fans of Big Nate, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, and the Stick Dog books, Stick Cat features Tom Watson's trademark combination of laughs and adventure.
The sun is also a star Nicola Yoon Two teens--Daniel, the son of Korean shopkeepers, and Natasha, whose family is here illegally from Jamaica--cross paths in New York City on an eventful day in their lives--Daniel is on his way to an interview with a Yale alum, Natasha is meeting with a lawyer to try and prevent her family's deportation to Jamaica--and fall in love.
American Street Ibi Aanu Zoboi On the corner of American Street and Joy Road, Fabiola Toussaint thought she would finally find une belle vie -- a good life. But after they leave Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Fabiola's mother is detained by U.S. immigration, leaving Fabiola to navigate her loud American cousins, Chantal, Donna, and Princess; the grittiness of Detroit's West Side; a new school; and a surprising romance, all on her own.
50 years of Rolling stone : the music, politics and people that changed our culture introduction by Jann S. Wenner ; edited by Jodi Peckman and Joe Levy ; design director, Joseph Hutchinson. For the past fifty years, Rolling Stone has been a leading voice in journalism, cultural criticism, and - above all - music. This landmark book documents the magazine's rise to prominence as the voice of rock and roll and a leading showcase for era-defining photography.
Among animals : the lives of animals and humans in contemporary short fiction edited by John Yunker. The relationships among human and non-human animals goes back to the beginning of time--and the ways in which these relationships have evolved (and sometimes not) is the inspiration for this collection of contemporary short fiction, penned by writers from across the globe.
Amsterdam Lonely Planet Lonely Planet Amsterdam is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Cycle along tree-lined canals, stroll among the Dutch masters, or explore coffee shops and bars; all with your trusted travel companion.
The blue fairy book edited by Andrew Lang. Once upon a time there lived a king who was deeply in love with a princess, but she could not marry anyone, because she was under an enchantment. So the King set out to seek a fairy, and asked what he could do to win the Princess's love The Blue Fairy Book is the first in a series of fairy-tale anthologies beloved of children in the last century.
The dictionary of the vulgar tongue : a dictionary of buckish slang, university wit, and pickpocket eloquence originally edited by Francis Grose. Originally printed as a guide to street slang for men of quality, The Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue is a gem! The avowed purpose of the dictionary was to give men 'of fashion' an insight into the inappropriate language of the street.
Famous modern ghost stories.
Forest life and woodland creatures. Presents information on forest animals and includes such craft projects as a pinecone owl, a bear mask, and plate nests.
Pirates. DKfindout! Pirates takes kids back in time to discover the truth behind the myth. With beautiful photography, lively illustrations, and key curriculum information, the DKfindout! series will satisfy any child who is eager to learn and acquire facts - and keep them coming back for more!
Salads all year round : 100 recipes for mains, sides and dressings compiled by Makkie Mulder. A collection of 100 refreshing, healthy, generous, delicious salads for all seasons.
Say yes to the Scot : a Highland wedding box set. You are formally invited to the Highland wedding event of the year. These four lasses are about to meet their matches in an original digital anthology featuring stories from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Sabrina York, Lecia Cornwall, Anna Harrington, and May McGoldrick.
Shadowed souls edited by Jim Butcher, Kerrie L. Hughes. "In this dark and gritty collection--featuring short stories from Jim Butcher, Seanan McGuire, Kevin J. Anderson, and Rob Thurman--nothing is as simple as black and white, light and dark, good and evil...
Sharks and other sea creatures. Sharks and Other Sea Creatures introduces children to life under the waves through fun, educational activities. Meet cool clownfish, delightful dolphins, snappy sharks and all their other marine life friends in this fact-filled pre-school activity book.
Aircraft and submarines : the story of the invention, development, and present-day uses of war's newest weapons Willis J Abbot
Flatland : a romance of many dimensions Edwin Abbott Abbott Flatland, Edwin Abbott Abbott's story of a two-dimensional universe, as told by one of its inhabitants who is introduced to the mysteries of three-dimensional space, has enjoyed an enduring popularity from the time of its publication in 1884.
Flatland : a romance of many dimensions (illustrated) Edwin Abbott Abbott Flatland, Edwin Abbott Abbott's story of a two-dimensional universe, as told by one of its inhabitants who is introduced to the mysteries of three-dimensional space, has enjoyed an enduring popularity from the time of its publication in 1884.
How to make it : 25 makers share the secrets to building a creative business Erin Austen Abbott This is the ultimate tell-all, show-all guide to making a living by making things. Featuring 25 profiles of illustrators, jewelry designers, ceramicists, painters, clothing designers, and printmakers, How to Make It provides a behind-the-scenes look at the daily rituals and best practices that keep these creative entrepreneurs on track.
An Algonquin maiden : a romance of the early days of Upper Canada G Mercer (Graeme Mercer) Adam
Stay with me Ayobami Adebayo 'There 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 . . .'
Aesop's fables Aesop For more than 2,000 years, the fables of the Greek slave known as Aesop have entertained readers with their wise reflections on human nature and their insightful, often witty 'morals'.
Aesop's fables : a new revised version from original sources Aesop with upwards of 200 illustrations by Harrison Wier [i.e. Weir], John Tenniel, Ernest Griset and others. Aesop (c620-560 BC), known for the genre of fables ascribed to him, was a slave who was a contemporary of Croesus and Peisistratus in the mid-sixth century BC in ancient Greece.
Assassin's heart Sarah Ahiers Seventeen-year-old Lea Saldana is a trained assassin. She was born into one of the nine clipper Families in the kingdom of Lovero who lawfully take lives for a price.
Happiness Randy C Alcorn Christians are supposed to be happy. In fact, we are supposed to radiate joy, peace, and contentment that is so unmistakable and so attractive that others are naturally drawn to us because they want what we have. And yet, in today's culture, the vast majority of Christians are perceived as angry, judgmental people who don't seem to derive any joy from life whatsoever.
Flower fables Louisa May Alcott The author of Little Women possessed a special gift for capturing children's imaginations, and she wrote these fairy tales when she was just sixteen years old.
Jo's boys Louisa May Alcott Recounts the further adventures, successes, and failures of the numerous young men of Plumfield school.
Little men Louisa May Alcott The lovable Jo March, introduced to us in Little Women, is now married, with two sons of her own and an adopted family of twelve boys. And she couldn't be happier.
Little women Louisa May Alcott Chronicles the humorous and sentimental fortunes of the four March sisters as they grew into young women in nineteenth century New England.
A modern Cinderella, or, The little old shoe and other stories Louisa May Alcott In this charming collection of stories, the author of beloved novels such as Little Women re-imagines several classic fairy tales and fables, setting them among the austere beauty of the nineteenth-century New England countryside.
Return to Earth Buzz Aldrin Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin's courageous, candid memoir of his return to Earth after the historic moon landing and his personal struggle with fame and depression. "We landed with all the grace of a freight elevator", Buzz Aldrin relates in the opening passages of Return to Earth, remembering Command Module Columbia's abrupt descent into the gravity of the blue planet.
The secrets of blood and bone Rebecca Alexander Venice, 16th Century. Having undertaken a mission of the upmost discretion, occultist and scholar Edward Kelley finds the answers he seeks are more perilous than can be believed, and his ultimate salvation means confronting the darkest deeds of his past.
Paradox : the nine greatest enigmas in physics Jim Al-Khalili A 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.
Pathfinders : the golden age of Arabic science Jim Al-Khalili For over 700 years the international language of science was Arabic. In Pathfinders, Jim al-Khalili celebrates the forgotten pioneers who helped shape our understanding of the world. All scientists have stood on the shoulders of giants.
Shattered : inside Hillary Clinton's doomed campaign Jonathan (Jonathan J M) Allen It was never supposed to be this close. And of course she was supposed to win. How Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 election to Donald Trump is the tragic story of a sure thing gone off the rails. For every Comey revelation or hindsight acknowledgment about the electorate, no explanation of defeat can begin with anything other than the core problem of Hillary's campaign--the candidate herself.
His housekeeper's Christmas wish Louise Allen 'Tis the season for mischief! Accidentally colliding with Tess Ellery on the icy streets of Ghent is definitely not how resolute bachelor Alexander Tempest, Viscount Weybourn, intended to start the festive period.
The unexpected marriage of Gabriel Stone Louise Allen A proposition from a virgin. Gabriel Stone, Earl of Edenbridge, might have a rakish reputation, but he's also a gentleman--of sorts. So when respectable Lady Caroline Holt offers her maidenhood in exchange for an estate her father gambled away, his curiosity is roused.
Trim healthy mama cookbook : eat up and slim down with more than 350 healthy recipes Serene Allison In 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.
The oathbreaker's shadow Amy Alward In the land of Darhan, promises are bound by magic, tied into knots, and worn with pride. Those who break them are physically scarred, cast out into the desert, and stalked by vengeful shadows of their treachery.
Mastering your mean girl : the no-BS guide to becoming wildly wealthy, fabulously healthy + bursting with love Melissa Ambrosini An inspiring, upbeat, beautiful and affirming handbook to help women find their natural confidence and learn how to love themselves. Are you ready to activate your dream life? You know that sneaky voice inside your head telling you that you're not good enough, smart enough, skinny enough, whatever enough? That's your Mean Girl.
All the birds In the sky Charlie Anders Childhood friends Patricia Delfine and Laurence Armstead didn't expect to see each other again, after parting ways under mysterious circumstances during high school.
Adulthood is a myth : a "Sarah's scribbles" collection Sarah (Sarah C) Andersen These casually drawn, perfectly on-point comics by the hugely popular young Brooklyn-based artist Sarah Andersen are for the rest of us. They document the wasting of entire beautiful weekends on the internet, the unbearable agony of holding hands on the street with a gorgeous guy, and dreaming all day of getting home and back into pajamas.
Devil's due Taylor Anderson Captain Matt Reddy and the crew of the USS Walker have been fighting for their lives ever since their ship was swept from the Pacific to another world and they became embroiled in a deadly conflict between their Lemurian allies and the ravening Grik.
Improve your eyesight naturally : see results quickly Leo Angart This book details strategies designed to improve your eyesight by literally exercising your ability to see. Leo's approach is very specific and targets each degree of vision problem.
Fake mustache : or, how Jodie O'Rodeo and her wonder horse (and some nerdy guy) saved the U.S. Presidential election from a mad genius criminal mastermind Tom Angleberger Lenny Flem Jr. is the only one standing between his evil-genius best friend, Casper, and world domination as Casper uses a spectacularly convincing fake mustache and the ability to hypnotize to rob banks, amass a vast fortune, and run for president.
The art of conversation : change your life with confident communication Judy Apps A small, hardback pocket book to reach for whenever you're stuck for words. Ah, what could be better than good food, good wine and stimulating conversation? The food and wine can be bought...but good conversation is harder to acquire. If you want to be at the top of everyone's dinner party invite list then Judy Apps and The Art of Conversation can help you master the knack of conversing like a poet.
Voice of influence : how to get people to love to listen to you Judy Apps Speak more powerfully and influentially Communicate from the whole of you, and reach people at a deeper level Find your true voice rather than just speaking with expression.
The bear and the nightingale : a novel Katherine Arden At the edge of the Russian wilderness, winter lasts most of the year and the snowdrifts grow taller than houses. But Vasilisa doesn't mind--she spends the winter nights huddled around the embers of a fire with her beloved siblings, listening to her nurse's fairy tales.
War and peace and Sonya Judith Armstrong In 1862 Sonya Tolstoy married the greatest author the world has ever known. For forty-eight years they shared their lives in an enmeshed union that was both passionate and combative.
Celtic literature Matthew Arnold
Trials and confessions of a housekeeper T S (Timothy Shay) Arthur
East of the sun and west of the moon : old tales from the North Peter Christen Asbjornsen Includes fifteen traditional Norwegian tales:
Wish lanterns : young lives in new China Alec Ash This is the generation that will change China. The youth, over 320 million of them in their teens and twenties, more than the population of the USA. Born after Mao, with no memory of Tiananmen, they are destined to transform both their nation and the world.
A desert dies Michael Asher A Desert Dies chronicles Michael Asher's life with desert communities in the Sahara over three drought-filled years. While Michael came to appreciate the allure of a nomadic life in isolation, he also saw how the perennial failure of rains devastated the way of life of even the hardiest of residents. Shortlisted for the Thomas Cook Travel Book Award for 1986-87 A classic travel writing piece previously published by Longman's and Penguin Books in 1984 and 1986 respectively.
In search of the forty days road Michael Asher Asher is captivated by the Libyan Desert from the moment he sees it. He soon becomes frustrated with the confines of public transport and decides to buy his own camel. He discovers that this is the best way to live the experience of traversing the land of sun, sand, and stars, and tries to adapt.
The little teashop of lost and found Trisha Ashley Alice Rose is a foundling, discovered on the Yorkshire moors above Haworth as a baby. Adopted but then later rejected again by a horrid step-mother, Alice struggles to find a place where she belongs. Only baking the scent of cinnamon and citrus and the feel of butter and flour between her fingers brings a comforting sense of home. So it seems natural that when she finally decides to return to Haworth, Alice turns to baking again, taking over a run-down little teashop and working to set up an afternoon tea emporium. Luckily she soon makes friends including a Grecian god-like neighbour who help her both set up home and try to solve the mystery of who she is. There are one or two last twists in the dark fairytale of Alice's life to come but can she find her happily ever after?
Souls of men A R Ashworth When Elaine Hope, veteran detective inspector with the London Metropolitan Police, is pormoted to lead her first investigation into the death of a teen girl, she must race to stop a vicious killer.
Pebble in the sky Isaac Asimov One moment Joseph Schwartz is a happily retired tailor in Chicago, 1949. The next he's a helpless stranger on Earth during the heyday of the first Galactic Empire. Earth, as he soon learns, is a backwater, just a pebble in the sky, despised by all the other 200 million planets of the Empire because its people dare to claim it's the original home of man.
The dark lake Sarah Bailey A beautiful young teacher has been murdered, her body found in the lake, strewn with red roses. Local policewoman Detective Sergeant Gemma Woodstock pushes to be assigned to the case, concealing the fact that she knew the murdered woman in high school years before. But that's not all Gemma's trying to hide. As the investigation digs deeper into the victim's past, other secrets threaten to come to light, secrets that were supposed to remain buried. The lake holds the key to solving the murder, but it also has the power to drag Gemma down into its dark depths.
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.
Carve, stamp, play : designing and creating custom stamps Julie Fei-Fan Balzer Take an exciting journey into printing with custom-carved stamps! In this complete stamp-carving workshop, Julie Fei-Fan Balzer covers every aspect of creating and using rubber stamps, including carving linear and curved designs, alphabets, complex and repeating geometrical shapes, and image transfers. After carving your own unique stamps, you'll also learn: How to combine and layer stamps into original designs ; How to design stamps that work together as well as individually ; How to create stamps that combine with or enhance other stamps (hand carved or commercial) ; And how to create complex, layered effects that resemble screen printing. This book also includes simple projects that explore various applications for stamping, including printing on different surfaces such as fabric, leather, paper, and canvas. Find your "authentic" design voice and get carving today!
Alice in Blunderland : an iridescent dream John Kendrick Bangs An economic parody based on Lewis Carroll's Wonderland.
Colters' promise Maya Banks When it came to overcoming the odds of a tragic past, Lily was determined to move on. The three Colter brothers helped her do it. They taught her new ways to love, new dreams to share, and offered her a new life that she never thought possible. Now is a time for celebration, and what better way than with a long-awaited family reunion, a homecoming that will bring together the entire Colter family and a few surprises no one anticipated. But first, there's something from Lily's past she still needs to reconcile-even when all the while she is holding close to her heart a newfound secret that will change her future, forever enrich the Colter legacy, and make every promise come true.
Just one touch Maya Banks When a terrified young woman tries to steal the SUV of Devereaux Security's toughest recruit, Isaac's anger quickly turns into a strange sort of protectiveness for the beautiful, bruised stranger. But when they are caught in a firestorm of bullets and Isaac is hit, he's sure the end is near, until Jenna touches him and closes his wounds. As he tries to bring Jenna to safety, she refuses to tell him what danger haunts her or how she healed him, but Isaac vows to do whatever it takes to gain her trust & and her heart. Because with just one touch, Isaac knows he wants Jenna to be his--forever.
When day breaks Maya Banks Swanson or "Swanny" as his teammates call him is always up for the next mission. He came back from Afghanistan wounded and scarred. Hardly the kind of man who even belongs in the same room with Eden. And yet there's something about the quiet beauty that stirs his blood and makes him dream of the impossible. Eden is said to be one of the most beautiful women in the world. Her face has graced countless magazines and her body has sold millions of dollars of clothing. But her fame and beauty has earned her more than she ever imagined. Evil is stalking her, determined to extinguish the ethereal beauty forever. Because Beauty loving the Beast only happens in fairy tales and KGI doesn't deal in fairy tales. Ever.
Station life in New Zealand Mary Anne Barker Her first book, Station Life in New Zealand (1870), ia a sparkling series of letters home. This "exact account of a lady's experience of the brighter and less practical side of colonization ... the adventures and emergencies diversifying the life of a wife of a New Zealand sheepfarmer" was apparently based upon actual letters to her young sister Jessie, for the authoress noted that "each was written while the novelty and excitement of the scenes it describes were still fresh upon her". The book went through several editions and was translated into French and German. Much of its attraction comes from its intimate style, with the author's affectionate asides to her sister, family references, and enclosures for "the boys" in England. Its racy narrative is a brilliant though apparently artless piece of writing.
Dr. Neal Barnard's program for reversing diabetes : the scientifically proven system for reversing diabetes without drugs Neal D Barnard Doctors have always considered type II diabetes to be an irreversible condition. But, as Dr Barnard shows in this groundbreaking book, this is simply not true. In a series of studies, he has proven that it is possible to repair insulin function and reverse type II diabetes, and in this book he shows you how. Using this scientifically proven, life-changing programme, you will be able to control your blood sugar levels three times more effectively than with other well-respected diets for people with diabetes. With Dr Barnard's programme, you will eat regular meals throughout the day, building each meal on the 'New Four Food Groups': vegetables, fruits, whole grains and pulses. This new way of eating will improve the way your body responds to insulin thereby reversing the defining symptom of diabetes. In fact, many people will find they are able to cut back on medication after just a few weeks on this programme. With its emphasis on high-fibre, low GI foods and its foundation on proven scientific fact, this is a programme that will work for you.
The admirable Crichton J M (James Matthew) Barrie The story of the play concerns an aristocratic English family who revert to the state of Nature when shipwrecked on a desert island. While there, they are willing slaves to their former butler, but on return to civilization, the positions are shifted.
The second footman Jasper Barry Nineteen year-old Max is the duchesse de Claireville's second footman, but he does not intend to endure the indignities of service for long. He has a plan-to find an aristocratic patron who will become his unwitting accomplice in an audacious fraud. It is true that in 1880s' France, despite nearly a century of revolution and social turmoil, the aristocracy is still firmly entrenched in privilege, and the gulf between the salon and the servants' hall is as wide as ever. But Max is handsome, quick to learn and confident of his abilities as a seducer of both men and women. Whether ladling soup into noble plates beneath crystal chandeliers, or reading biographies of the great generals in his squalid footman's dormitory, he is planning his strategy. He, Max, is the man of the future ruthless, above morality and sentimental attachments. Yet, when, after a couple of false starts, he at last acquires his patron, he finds himself ambushed by instinctive longings - for friendship, for affection - that threaten his grand plan. 'Be true to yourself' the saying goes. But to which self? And what is 'truth'?
After Buddhism : rethinking the Dharma for a secular age Stephen Batchelor Some twenty-five centuries after the Buddha started teaching, his message continues to inspire people across the globe, including those living in predominantly secular societies. What does it mean to adapt religious practices to secular contexts? Stephen Batchelor, an internationally known author and teacher, is committed to a secularized version of the Buddha's teachings. The time has come, he feels, to articulate a coherent ethical, contemplative, and philosophical vision of Buddhism for our age. After Buddhism, the culmination of four decades of study and practice in the Tibetan, Zen, and Theravada traditions, is his attempt to set the record straight about who the Buddha was and what he was trying to teach. Combining critical readings of the earliest canonical texts with narrative accounts of five members of the
Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz L Frank (Lyman Frank) Baum During a California earthquake, Dorothy falls into the underground Land of the Mangaboos where she again meets the Wizard of Oz.
The Emerald City of Oz L Frank (Lyman Frank) Baum Dorothy's aunt and uncle get acquainted with Oz after they lose their farm and Ozma invites them to live with her.
The magic of Oz L Frank (Lyman Frank) Baum Seeking special birthday presents to express their devotion to the wise and beautiful Princess Ozma, the friends venture beyond the Emerald City and into unknown territory. Little Trot and Cap'n Bill find themselves stuck - literally! - on an enchanted island, while Dorothy and the Wizard uncover a treasonous plot. It seems that Kiki Aru, the foolish son of a magician, and Ruggedo, the evil King of the Nomes, intend to recruit an army of forest-dwelling beasts, overthrow Princess Ozma, and enslave the citizens of Oz. Can Dorothy and the Wizard foil the conspirators' plans and rescue their stranded comrades?
The marvelous land of Oz L Frank (Lyman Frank) Baum First issued in 1904, L. Frank Baum's The Marvelous Land of Oz is the story of the wonderful adventures of the young boy named Tip as he travels throughout the many lands of Oz. Here he meets with our old friends the Scarecrow and Tin Woodman, as well as some new friends like Jack Pumpkinhead, the Wooden Sawhorse, the Highly Magnified Woggle-Bug, and the amazing Gump. How they thwart the wicked plans of the evil witch Mombi and overcome the rebellion of General Jinjur and her army of young women is a tale as exciting and endearing today as it was when first published over eighty years ago.
Ozma of Oz L Frank (Lyman Frank) Baum Blown overboard while sailing with her uncle, Dorothy finds herself in the fairy realm of Ev. She sets out with her friends to rescue the Queen of Ev and her ten children, who have been imprisoned by the cruel Nome King. But even Ozma, the wise Ruler of Oz, is no match for the clever king, and it's up to Dorothy to save everyone from terrible danger. But will the Nome King's enchantments be too much even for the plucky little girl from Kansas?
The road to Oz L Frank (Lyman Frank) Baum In order to help the lovable, ever-wandering Shaggy Man, Dorothy and Toto must journey through magical and mysterious lands. Soon the three are joined by a lost lad named Button-Bright and the beautiful young Polychromethe Rainbow's Daughter. With magic at work and danger about, these new friends must journey through cities of talking beasts, across the Deadly Desert into the Truth Pond, and through many other strange and incredible places before they can reach the Emerald City. Along the way, Dorothy and her companions encounter a whole new assortment of fantastic and funny characters--the crafty King Dox of Foxville, the magical donkey King Kik-a-bray, the terrible bigheaded Scoodlers, and Johnny Dooit (who can do anything)--along with old friends Jack Pumpkinhead, Tik-tok, Billina, and, of course, the Tin Woodman, the Cowardly Lion, the Scarecrow, and the wonderful Wizard himself.
Daughters of the Puritans : a group of brief biographies Seth Curtis Beach Catharine Maria Sedgwick, 1789-1867 -- Mary Lovell Ware, 1798-1849 -- Lydia Maria Child, 1802-1880 -- Dorothea Lynde Dix, 1802-1887 -- Sarah Margaret Fuller Ossoli, 1810-1850 -- Harriet Beecher Stowe, 1811-1896 -- Louisa May Alcott, 1832-1888.
Lone rider : the first British woman to motorcycle around the world Elspeth Beard In 1982, at the age of just twenty-three and halfway through her architecture studies, Elspeth Beard left her family and friends in London and set off on a 35,000-mile solo adventure around the world on her 1974 BMW R60/6.Reeling from a recent breakup and with only limited savings from her pub job, a tent, a few clothes and some tools, all packed on the back of her bike, she was determined to prove herself. She had ridden bikes since her teens and was well travelled. But nothing could prepare her for what lay ahead.
The killing ship Simon Beaufort A 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. But his final days in Antarctica take an unexpected turn when it becomes clear that he and his small group of scientists are not alone on the island. Deducing that the intruders are a crew of illegal whalers, the scientists face an increasingly desperate struggle for survival when two members of their shore party disappear and their supplies are deliberately sabotaged. As Berrister and his remaining companions flee across the treacherous, icy terrain, they are pursued unrelentingly by ruthless killers whose true reasons for being in the Antarctic are darker and more dangerous than the scientists could ever have imagined.
The gallant, good Riou ; and, Jack Renton Louis Becke
Martin of Nitendi ; and, The river of dreams Louis Becke
The American woman's home : or, Principles of domestic science Catharine Esther Beecher
Beeton's book of needlework : consisting of descriptions and instructions, illustrated by six hundred engravings, of tatting patterns, crochet patterns, knitting patterns, netting patterns, embroidery patterns, point lace patterns, guipure d'art, Berlin work, monograms, initials and names, pillow lace and lace stitches ; every pattern and stitch described and engraved with the utmost accuracy, and the exact quantity of material requisite for each pattern stated. Mrs (Isabella Mary) Beeton
The book of household management Mrs (Isabella Mary) Beeton Originally published as twenty-four newspaper columns from 1859 to 1861, Mrs. Beeton's Book of Household Management is many things, but it is first and foremost a guide to managing a household during the nineteenth century. Beeton wrote, "As with the commander of an army, or the leader of any enterprise, so is it with the mistress of a house." Running an extravagant household was a monumental task and a responsibility not to be taken lightly. It meant supervising every employee, from the butler to the laundry-maid to the footman and the wet nurse. It meant managing the safety, happiness, comfort, and well-being of the family.
Literary taste : how to form it : with detailed instructions for collecting a complete library of English literature Arnold Bennett Many people would like to be well-read, but without formal instruction, it can be difficult to know where to start. In this volume, Arnold Bennett provides a comprehensive how-to guide to help non-experts become insightful, skilled readers of literary texts. In addition, Bennett offers a number of suggestions about where to begin when tackling the classics and other works of canonical literature.
The guns above Robyn Bennis They say it's not the fall that kills you. For Josette Dupre, the Corps' first female airship captain, it might just be a bullet in the back. On top of patrolling the front lines, she must also contend with a crew who doubts her expertise, a new airship that is an untested deathtrap, and the foppish aristocrat Lord Bernat, a gambler and shameless flirt with the military know-how of a thimble. Bernat's own secret assignment is to catalog her every moment of weakness and indecision. So when the enemy makes an unprecedented move that could turn the tide of the war, can Josette deal with Bernat, rally her crew, and survive long enough to prove herself?
Dirty rotten scoundrels Matthew Benns Benns, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is a rollicking rollcall of all the worst and most outrageous scammers and dodgy dealers, a true crime book that will have readers gasping in disbelief at the sheer effrontery of these Aussie crooks and amazed at the gullibility of their victims. Con artists often revel in the image of a larrikin but this book will push beneath the veneer to delve into the true nature of the evil these people do and the long lasting damage, emotional and financial, suffered by their victims.
A Christmas surprise Sue Bentley With the help of a magic kitten, Molly celebrates the perfect Christmas.
A circus wish Sue Bentley Flame is prince and heir to the Lion throne but he is not yet strong enough to stand up to the evil uncle who killed his parents and is trying to claim Flame's throne for his own. Flame must hide in the human world as a kitten but can't stay in any place for too long for fear of his uncle finding him. So Flame travels from family to family in various kitten guises using his, often chaotic, magic spells to help those who need it along the way. Sadie is so excited to be attending the local circus youth group, especially since she seems to have a real talent for all the acrobatics! Sadie's best friend Jenny, isn't quite as good as Sadie and becomes jealous and cold towards her. Sadie really doesn't know what to do until she finds a lonely coal black kitten.
Classroom chaos Sue Bentley A new boarding school student and her magic kitten take on the class bully, making new friends along the way.
Firelight friends Sue Bentley Kara is so excited to be at adventure camp for the summer - she'd thought about it every day at school! But when some bullies at the camp start playing mean tricks on both Kara and her new dorm mates, she starts to wish she hadn't left home this summer after all. Then Kara discovers cute tiny white kitten, Flame and suddenly adventure camp starts to look a lot more fun...
A glittering gallop Sue Bentley Zoe wants to spend the summer riding horses at home, but she is sent to her gran's house instead. When Zoe meets the calico kitten Flame, her summer adventure begins to gallop by.
Moonlight mischief Sue Bentley While reluctantly spending spring break helping her family take care of a kennel for a family friend, ten-year-old Eve tries to befriend a surly twelve-year-old, her adorable little brother, and a very special kitten.
Picture perfect Sue Bentley A little chocolate brown kitten twinkling with magic. But he needs a purrfect friend! And that's how Orla believes her dreams of winning the photo competition could come true when little chocolate-brown kitten Flame comes into the picture.
A puzzle of paws Sue Bentley Rosie is devastated when her mum and dad tell her that when they move to their new, smaller house that there won't be any room for her new pets. She's going to have to re-house them all! Then Rosie discovers cuddly black kitten Flame and suddenly Moving Day doesn't seem so bad.
Seaside mystery Sue Bentley Rainbow Magic with whiskers! When Maisie moves to the seaside with her mum and dad she feels desperately lonely. Her best friends at home seem to have forgotten about her and her new school doesn't even start for a couple of weeks yet. Then one day on the beach, Maisie finds a tiny tabby kitten with big emerald eyes who looks just as lonely as she does, and suddenly a magical summer looks to be on the horizon . . .
A shimmering splash Sue Bentley Flame is a magic kitten who uses his spells wherever they needed most. Can Flame help Lorna feel less lonely while she's visiting her cousins this summer?
Sparkling steps Sue Bentley Olivia has not been welcomed by the other girls at the prestigious ballet school Yew Lodge, who are jealous of her dancing. Then Olivia discovers loveable blue-grey kitten Flame and suddenly, magically, things start to look up.
A splash of forever Sue Bentley When Alice hears about her school's swimming gala, which everyone must take part in, she's terrified. She hates the water. But when a special grey and white kitten Flame arrives to make a real splash in her life, suddenly the gala doesn't seem quite so scary.
A summer spell ; & Classroom chaos Sue Bentley Never in Lisa and Abi's wildest dreams had they imagined having a Magic Kitten for a friend! In A Summer Spell, Lisa's boring summer is transformed when tiny marmalade kitten Flame comes into her life. AND... ...there's Classroom Chaos when fluffy black and white kitten Flame appears at lonely Abi's boarding school.
A summer spell ; & Classroom chaos Sue Bentley Never in Lisa and Abi's wildest dreams had they imagined having a Magic Kitten for a friend! In A Summer Spell, Lisa's boring summer is transformed when tiny marmalade kitten Flame comes into her life. AND... ...there's Classroom Chaos when fluffy black and white kitten Flame appears at lonely Abi's boarding school.
Ramen noodle cookbook Nell Benton The 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. Learn how to make noodles from scratch and cook them to perfection with step-by-step instructions. Includes recipes for different broth bases such as chicken, fish, pork and vegetarian, plus recommendations for different types of spices, seasoning, oils and additional ingredients. Join the growing trend of ramen soup fusion with influences from Korea, Vietnam, China, Thailand, Mexico and the U.S. and start cooking these delicious dishes today.
The midnight house Alex Berenson For almost two years the ten-members of an interrogation team operating from a secret base in Poland called the Midnight House have been putting the screws to the toughest jihadis. They used whatever means necessary, and when they disbanded they were given medals for their heroism. Now someone is executing them, and it is up to CIA agent John Wells to find the killer.
Best in show : a Melanie Travis mystery Laurien Berenson Murder's on the ticket when intrepid poodle breeder Melanie Travis travels to Maryland for a world-famous dog show where the competition isn't the only thing that's cutthroat. . . There are dog shows. And then there's The Poodle Club of America National Specialty Dog Show. For poodle purists, it's the pinnacle of the season, drawing competitors and spectators from all over the world. Once in Maryland, Melanie is put to work selling raffle tickets by the co-chairs of the raffle committee, Betty Jean and Edith Jean Boone. Sixty-ish steel magnolias from the South, the reclusive sisters make few appearances. But this year, they have a silver Toy puppy that has already caused quite a buzz on the show circuit.
A Christmas howl : a Melanie Travis canine mystery Laurien Berenson It's Christmas in Connecticut, and Peg Turnbull can't wait to spend her favourite holiday cozying up to husband Max and their clan of pedigree poodles in Greenwich. But Peg's spirits drop when the family of Max's estranged brother Michael invites the pair over for Christmas dinner. Could her in-laws want to settle the long-standing feud over Nana's will? Peg isn't expecting any miracles, but it's been ages since Peg last saw her niece and nephew. Little Melanie must be out of pigtails by now... When they arrive at the Turnbull's, Peg is not just surprised by how much Melanie has grown up. The family has spared no expense in preparing for the festivities--unusual, considering Michael blew his inheritance after years of financial troubles. Peg suspects there's an awful secret tucked beneath her brother-in-law's ostentatious good cheer, and she's determined to get to the bottom of it. Once she does, someone's ending up in the doghouse...
Jingle bell bark : a Melanie Travis mystery Laurien Berenson Melanie Travis must discover who is naughty and nice this holiday season when her son's bus driver, Henry Pruitt, is found dead and her obstinate Aunt Peg will stop at nothing to solve the mystery surrounding his suspicious demise.
Once bitten : a Melanie Travis mystery Laurien Berenson Dog trainer Melanie Travis is content to look on as her brother's fiancee throws herself into their nuptial arrangements with the wedding coordinator, but when the coordinator disappears, Melanie's soon-to-be sister-in-law tells her she needs to take over the planning or find the missing coordinator.
Watchdog Laurien Berenson It's autumn in Connecticut. Melanie Travis has just started a new job, and with the added excitement of showing her Standard Poodle, Faith, in the fall shows, the last thing she wants is to become embroiled in yet another of her brother Frank's moneymaking schemes. His current brainstorm--remaking an old store in stylish suburban Fairfield County into a trendy coffee bar--already has the neighbours snarling. Worse, wealthy Marcus Rattigan, who's bankrolling the project, is found murdered on the premises, and the police think Frank did it.
Who runs the world? Virginia Bergin
Lorna Doone : a romance of Exmoor R D (Richard Doddridge) Blackmore In late seventeenth-century England, young John Ridd returns home to Exmoor and forms a forbidden but enduring friendship with Lorna Doone, the granddaughter of the head of the outlaw Doone clan responsible for the death of John's father.
Illustrations of the Book of Job William Blake
Poems of William Blake William Blake
One minute mentoring : how to find and work with a mentor--and why you'll benefit from being one Kenneth H Blanchard The past decade has seen the dramatic rise of a word now well known in corporate hallways: mentoring. But a new awareness about mentoring hasn't necessarily meant an increased understanding of how to implement the practice. While most people agree that having a mentor is a good thing, they don't know how to find one or use one. And despite widespread approval for the idea of being a mentor, most people don't think they have the time or skills to do so. Positive mentoring relationships can change the way we lead and help us succeed.
The future of happiness : 5 modern strategies for balancing productivity and well-being in the digital era Amy Blankson Technology-at least in theory-is improving our productivity, efficiency, and communication. The one thing it's not doing is making us happier. We are experiencing historically high levels of depression and dissatisfaction. But it doesn't have to be that way. Technology can drive-not diminish-human happiness. Our brains receive 11 million bits of information every second but can only process 40 bits at any given time.
52 small changes for the mind Brett Blumenthal Small changes work. In this practical ebook, wellness expert Brett Blumenthal reveals how to hone in on the mind as the foundation of overall health and well-being. She presents one small, achievable change every week -- from developing music appreciation to eating brain-boosting foods, practicing mono-tasking, incorporating play, and more. The accumulation of these lifestyle changes ultimately leads to improved memory, less stress, increased productivity, and sustained happiness. Backed by research from leading experts and full of helpful charts and worksheets, 52 Small Changes for the Mind provides a road map to a better life -- and proves that the journey can be as rewarding as the destination.
Daisy in chains S J Bolton Famous killers have fan clubs. Hamish Wolfe is no different. Locked up for the rest of his life for the abduction and murder of three young women, he gets countless adoring letters every day. He's handsome, charismatic and very persuasive. His admirers are convinced he's innocent, and that he's the man of their dreams. Who would join such a club? Maggie Rose is different. Reclusive and enigmatic; a successful lawyer and bestselling true-crime writer, she only takes on cases that she can win. Hamish wants her as his lawyer, he wants her to change his fate. She thinks she's immune to the charms of a man like this. But maybe not this time ...Would you?
Paddington's day off Michael Bond When 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.
I am in here : the journey of a child with autism who cannot speak but finds her voice Elizabeth M Bonker The inspiring personal journey of a mother and her non-verbal daughter with autism who found a creative way to break through the silence and offer the world an inside look at the mind of an autistic child.
The Romany Rye George Henry Borrow There was really nothing strange in being a Romany Rye back in the Victorian Age. First coined by George Borrow in the title of this book, the term means, in the Gypsy language, a "Gypsy Gentleman," an outsider of some means and education accepted and adopted by the vagrant road people of the 19th century English countryside. Between the Napoleonic Era and the First World War, there were many such men, artists, intellectuals and romantic adventurers, who joined Gypsy wagon trains and lived in their encampments out in the wild. But George Borrow, the unparalleled polyglot and author of extravagant bestsellers, was the first and foremost of them all. Sequel to Lavengro, his childhood memoirs, The Romany Rye tells the story of Borrow's own vagabond years in the 1820s, when he trekked along with the free spirits of the open roads.
Boswell's life of Jjohnson James Boswell
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. With updated material and new visuals that illustrate exactly how to target problem areas, Simple Steps to Foot Pain Relief will show you how to prevent pain-and how to heal your feet and halt damage to the rest of your body. Bowman's simple, accessible, innovative program will help you naturally address lower leg and foot issues such as: - Bunions - Hammer toes - Plantar fasciitis - Poor posture and alignment Bowman walks you gently through exercises to strengthen your feet, the shoes you should (and should not) be wearing, and how these choices affect your overall foot-and body!-health. Simple Steps to Foot Pain Relief will teach you how healthy feet work optimally and put you on the path to foot health.
Sputnik's guide to life on earth Frank Cottrell Boyce The Blythes are a big, warm, rambunctious family who live on a small farm and sometimes foster children. Now Prez has come to live with them. But, though he seems cheerful and helpful, he never says a word. Then one day Prez answers the door to someone claiming to be his relative. This small, loud stranger carries a backpack, walks with a swagger and goes by the name of Sputnik. As Prez dithers on the doorstep, Sputnik strolls right past him and introduces himself to everyone in the household. Prez is amazed at the response. The family pat Sputnik on the head, call him a good boy and drop food into his mouth. It seems they all think Sputnik is a dog.
The heart's invisible furies John Boyne
The wrong way round to Ewan McGregor. Nathan Braund This is the true story of two men becoming forty, one a famous film star, the other an unpublished writer. When Nathan Braund discovered Ewan McGregor was filming up the road from where he was living in Phuket, Thailand, he interpreted it as more than a coincidence. He planned to put his movie script into the hands of the Scottish star, even though he knew it was unprofessional to pester an A-list actor, particularly when they were working on a serious film about the 2004 tsunami. Sceptics would argue he was having a mid-life crisis but he felt it was a calling, the break he needed after all these years. Join him with his wife and two small children on a journey of discovery, as he tries and fails on countless occasions to meet Ewan before finally succeeding in approaching him with script in hand.
Trusting Grace : a novel Maggie Brendan All 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. Believing this is divine intervention in her life, Grace welcomes them with open arms. As feelings grow between her and Robert, Grace will have to convince him that she is a woman who can be trusted with his heart. Readers will be swept away into 1860s Montana's lush Gallatin Valley, nestled among towering mountains and proud pines, in this emotional conclusion to the Virtues and Vices of the Old West series.
In the labyrinth of Drakes : a memoir by Lady Trent Marie Brennan Even those who take no interest in the field of dragon naturalism have heard of Lady Trent's expedition to the inhospitable deserts of Akhia. Her discoveries there are the stuff of romantic legend, catapulting her from scholarly obscurity to worldwide fame. The details of her personal life during that time are hardly less private, having provided fodder for gossips in several countries. As is so often the case in the career of this illustrious woman, the public story is far from complete. In this, the fourth volume of her memoirs, Lady Trent relates how she acquired her position with the Royal Scirling Army; how foreign saboteurs imperiled both her work and her well-being; and how her determined pursuit of knowledge took her into the deepest reaches of the Labyrinth of Drakes, where the chance action of a dragon set the stage for her greatest achievement yet.
Within the sanctuary of wings : a memoir by Lady Trent Marie Brennan
Black knight Andy Briggs Dev and his friends are back with more mind-bending tech in this third instalment of the Inventory series. The World Consortium is recruiting more agents to defend the most advanced technology the world isn't ready for, and it's up to Dev, Lottie and Mase to train them up for action. But will they be ready before Shadow Helix's next strike? And has Dev uncovered all the secrets of his past, or is there more to know about his special abilities?
Gravity Andy Briggs The nefarious Shadow Helix organization has possession of Newton's Arrow, a super-advanced gravity weapon stolen from the Inventory. It's up to Dev and his friends to get it back, and they follow its trail all over the world. But as they get close, they uncover disturbing truths about the past.
Texas redemption [electronic resource] Linda Broday When Laurel James agrees to marry the town mayor, she thinks she will finally get the respectability she craves. A comfortable life with a well-to-do man is the perfect plan ... until Shenandoah comes along.
The greatest lover ever Christina Brooke When 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.
The wickedest lord alive. Christina Brooke Eight years ago, a tall, handsome stranger entered Lizzie Allbright's bedchamber and consummated a marriage of the utmost necessity. The Marquis of Steyne had agreed to wed and bed Lord Bute's admittedly lovely daughter to pay off his mother's gambling debts. But once the deed was done, Steyne's lawfully wedded wife vanished into the night. Years later, Steyne has nearly forgotten about his runaway bride. But when he suddenly finds himself in need of an heir, he has no choice but to track her down. Living happily in a small village under an assumed name, Lizzie is surprised to see her husband-and to feel such a strong attraction to him. But she is downright shocked when he asks her to bear him a son. How can they possibly repeat the heated encounter of their ill-fated wedding night ... without falling hopelessly in love?
Clothing poverty : the hidden world of fast fashion and second-hand clothes Andrew Brooks Following a pair of jeans, Clothing Poverty takes the reader on a vivid around-the-world tour to reveal how clothes are manufactured and retailed, bringing to light how fast fashion and clothing recycling are interconnected. Andrew Brooks shows how recycled clothes are traded across continents, uncovers how retailers and international charities are embroiled in commodity chains which perpetuate poverty, and exposes the hidden trade networks which transect the globe. Stitching together rich narratives, from Mozambican markets, Nigerian smugglers and Chinese factories to London's vintage clothing scene, TOMS shoes and Vivienne Westwood's ethical fashion lines, Brooks uncovers the many hidden sides of fashion.
Business adventures : twelve classic tales from the world of Wall Street John Brooks From Wall Street to Main Street, John Brooks, longtime contributor to the New Yorker, brings to life in vivid fashion twelve classic and timeless tales of corporate and financial life in America. What do the $350 million Ford Motor Company disaster known as the Edsel, the fast and incredible rise of Xerox, and the unbelievable scandals at GE and Texas Gulf Sulphur have in common? Each is an example of how an iconic company was defined by a particular moment of fame or notoriety; These notable and fascinating accounts are as relevant today to understanding the intricacies of corporate life as they were when the events happened. Stories about Wall Street are infused with drama and adventure and reveal the machinations and volatile nature of the world of finance.
Narrow margins Marie Browne Faced with the loss of everything following the collapse of the Rover car company, Marie Browne moves her long-suffering husband Geoff, chaotic children and smelly, narcoleptic dog onto a houseboat in search of a less stressful, healthier, alternative way of life. Strapped for cash, the family buys a decrepit seventy-foot barge called HAPPY GO LUCKY, which had been run as a floating hotel. Outdated and in need of a complete refurbishment, Happy becomes their floating home as they negotiate the trials and tribulations of life in the slow lane.
Bad Kitty vs Uncle Murray : the uproar at the front door Nick Bruel Kitty's owners are taking a week off and leaving Kitty and Puppy at home with Uncle Murray. It isn't long before Uncle Murray is driven to near madness by shenanigans of epic proportions.
Huntingtower John Buchan Huntingtower is a novel written by John Buchan in 1922. The first of his three Dickson McCunn books, it is set near Carrick in south-west Scotland around 1920. The hero is a 55-year-old grocer Dickson McCunn, who has sold his business and taken early retirement. As soon as he ventures out to explore the world, he is swept out of his bourgeois rut into bizarre and outlandish adventures, and forced to become a reluctant hero.
The thirty-nine steps John Buchan Adventurer Richard Hannay has just returned from South Africa and is thoroughly bored with his London life until a murder is committed in his flat, just days after the victim had warned him of an assassination plot that could bring Britain to the brink of war. An obvious suspect for the police and an easy target for the killers, Hannay goes on the run in his native Scotland, where he must use all his wits to stay one step ahead of the game and warn the government before it is too late. One of the most popular adventure stories ever written, The Thirty-Nine Steps established John Buchan as the original thriller writer and inspired many other novelists and filmmakers including Alfred Hitchcock.
A little princess Frances Hodgson Burnett Sara, a wealthy pupil at Miss Minchin's Select Seminary for Young Ladies in London, is forced into drudgery after the death of her father. But there is a happy ending for Sara.
The centurion's story David James Burrell As touching as it is stirring :the story of the centurion who fixed Christ to the cross - and the aftermath.
A lady in disguise : a novel Sandra Byrd After 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. Are these items evidence of her father's guilty secrets? His longtime police partner thinks so. Then Gillian meets the dashing Viscount Thomas Lockwood. Their attraction is instant and inescapable. As their romantic involvement grows, Gillian begins to suspect even Lockwood's motives.
The amateur garden George Washington Cable
Savage reckoning : a backwoods justice novel. C Hoyt Caldwell Deputy Dani Savage would like nothing better than to shoot the wife beaters, carjackers, drug dealers, and all the rest of the low-life good ol' boys that make policing Baptist Flats, Tennessee, near impossible. Instead, she grits her teeth and serves the God-fearing townsfolk without complaint. The "little deputy," as she's known, is often overlooked and ridiculed for being a small-statured woman in a big man's world. But while investigating a cold case involving a missing teen, Dani stumbles onto some disturbing facts that cannot be ignored. Soon Dani realizes that this case goes back decades. There's a history of young women being stolen from the Tennessee hills, and a legacy of corrupt cops looking the other way. Dani's investigation leads her to the "closeout kings," a pair of hired killers with a tale to tell-a tale of a missing girl and a crime worse than murder. Somehow these two deranged hit men are Dani's last, best allies. They know that it's time for payback-and in the backwoods, justice takes only one form.
Captains and the kings Taylor Caldwell Sweeping from the 1850s through the early 1920s, this towering family saga examines the price of ambition and power. Joseph Francis Xavier Armagh is twelve years old when he gets his first glimpse of the promised land of America through a dirty porthole in steerage on an Irish immigrant ship. His long voyage, dogged by tragedy, ends not in the great city of New York but in the bigoted, small town of Winfield, Pennsylvania, where his younger brother, Sean, and his infant sister, Regina, are sent to an orphanage. Joseph toils at whatever work will pay a living wage and plans for the day he can take his siblings away from St. Agnes's Orphanage and make a home for them all.
Love with a Scottish outlaw Gayle Callen Love is worth any risk in this seductive finale of USA Today Bestselling Author Gayle Callen's Highland Wedding series... The last thing clan chief Duncan Carlyle expects to encounter in the rain-soaked highlands was Catriona Duff, daughter of the corrupt earl responsible for the price on his head. Yet Duncan finds himself sheltering the beauty who claims to have lost her memory. Catriona could be the key to stopping her father, but only if Duncan can keep her identity-and his dangerously powerful desire-to himself. Duncan may have rescued Catriona, but the gruff outlaw clearly doesn't trust her. She's moved by his mission to rescue kidnapped children, but hiding in a network of caves means living in close quarters with everyone-including Duncan. And even as Catriona struggles to remember her past, the present draws her ever closer to this enigmatic man...And to the secret that could change everything.
Earth afire Orson Scott Card One hundred years before Ender's Game, the aliens arrived on Earth with fire and death. This is the story of the First Formic War. Victor Delgado beat the alien ship to Earth, but just barely. Not soon enough to convince skeptical governments that there was a threat. They didn't believe that until space stations and ships and colonies went up in sudden flame. And when that happened, only Mazer Rackham and the Mobile Operations Police could move fast enough to meet the threat.
First meetings in Ender's universe Orson Scott Card Collection of three novellas plus the original "Enders Game," the journey into the origins and the destiny of one Ender Wiggin. "The Polish Boy" begins in the wake between the first two Bugger Wars when the Hegemony is desperate to recruit brilliant military commanders to repel the alien invasion. In John Paul Wiggin, the future father of Ender, they believe they may have found their man, or boy. In "Teacher's Pest," a brilliant but insufferably arrogant John Paul Wiggin, now a university student, matches wits with an equally brilliant graduate student named Theresa Brown.
The action Bible : God's redemptive story Sergio Cariello Retells the stories of the Bible in graphic novel format, including the stories of Noah, Abraham, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, Jonah, and the life and death of Jesus Christ.
Pancakes in Paris : living the American dream in France Craig Carlson Paris was practically perfect--although for Craig Carlson one thing was still missing: the good ol' American breakfast he loved so much. Craig was the last person anyone would have expected to open an American diner in Paris. He came from humble beginnings in a working-class town in Connecticut, had never worked in a restaurant, and didn't know anything about starting a brand-new business. But from his first visit to Paris, Craig knew he had found the city of his dreams.
The hunting of the snark Lewis Carroll They sought it with thimbles, they sought it with care; They pursued it with forks and hope; They threatened its life with a railway-share; They charmed it with smiles and soap. Lewis Carroll's magnificent nonsense poem The Hunting of the Snark features an unlikely cast of characters drawn from the Jabberwocky in Through the Looking Glass.
Davy and the goblin, or, What followed reading "Alice's adventures in Wonderland," Charles E (Charles Edward) Carryl On Christmas Eve eight-year-old Davy drowses by the fireplace reading Lewis Carroll's classic novel 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland'. Soon he meets a goblin who transforms the family longcase clock into a boat, beginning Davy on a 'believing voyage' where he meets several characters from books.
Backstabber Kimberley Chambers The final thrilling showdown between the Mitchells and the Butlers. There's never a dull moment in the Butler family and when Vinny starts to receive mysterious packages containing dead creatures, it can only mean one thing - someone is out for blood. For a long time, Vinny Butler and Eddie Mitchell ruled their manors from a respectful distance. Now they're doing business together and their family has just been united in a way they never expected. But after one murder too many things start to unravel. The past comes back to haunt both families, and it will be the downfall of one of them. Will it be the Mitchells or the Butlers who get what's coming to them? Who is the backstabber?
Nakajima B5N 'Kate' and B6N 'Jill' Units Mark A Chambers Entering service during the Sino-Japanese War, the Nakajima B5N (code-named 'Kate') excelled and went on to achieve surprising and dramatic successes in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. It also contributed to the sinking of the US aircraft carriers USS Lexington at the Battle of the Coral Sea, USS Yorktown at the Battle of Midway, and USS Hornet at the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands. Its replacement, the Nakajima B6N 'Jill', while a marked improvement over its illustrious predecessor, was never able to achieve its full potential in combat due to advances in Allied aircraft, finding itself relegated to the dreaded Kamikaze strikes in the latter part of the war. Using previously unpublished photographs as well as colour illustrations, this book will cover the history of the 'Kate' and 'Jill' torpedo/attack bombers, including their design and development, as well as the combat highs and lows of the Imperial Japanese Navy's premier torpedo-bombers.
Ill will : a novel Dan Chaon "We are always telling a story to ourselves, about ourselves," Dustin Tillman likes to say. It's one of the little mantras he shares with his patients, and it's meant to be reassuring. But what if that story is a lie? A psychologist in suburban Cleveland, Dustin is drifting through his forties when he hears the news: His adopted brother, Rusty, is being released from prison. Thirty years ago, Rusty received a life sentence for the massacre of Dustin's parents, aunt, and uncle. The trial came to symbolize the 1980s hysteria over Satanic cults; despite the lack of physical evidence, the jury believed the outlandish accusations Dustin and his cousin made against Rusty.
Dividing Eden Joelle Charbonneau When their father and older sibling are killed by assassins, a pair of royal twins who were never destined to rule are forced to compete against each other in a dangerous trial that is shaped by the schemes of a power-hungry ruling council.
Sky full of stars. Samantha Chase Brilliant astrophysicist Dr, Owen Shaughnessy feels more connected to the cosmos than to people. He's great with calculations, but when he leads a team of scientists to study a famous meteor shower, he doesn't factor in his free-spirited artist assistant Brooke Matthews.
The house behind the cedars Charles W (Charles Waddell) Chesnutt Rena Walden, a young woman of mixed white and black ancestry, leaves home to join her brother, who has migrated to a new city, where he lives as a white man. Following her brother's lead, Rena begins living as a white woman. The secret of her identity leads to conflict when she falls in love with a white aristocrat who learns the truth of her heredity. The ensuing drama emphasizes themes of interracial relations and depicted the intricacies of racial identity in the American south.
The Club of Queer Trades G K (Gilbert Keith) Chesterton Set in late Victorian London, "The Club of Queer Trades" introduces us to would-be private detective Rupert Grant and his brother, the outlandish and seemingly insane retired judge, Basil, who is in fact by far the more astute of the two. They undertake a series of bizarre and improbable cases that see them dealing with various eccentric characters, including a Major receiving a very odd death threat and a trapped woman who refuses to be rescued. As their cases mount up, it becomes clear that all the investigations are linked to the enigmatic Club of Queer Trades.
The innocence of Father Brown G K (Gilbert Keith) Chesterton Father Brown is a short, stumpy Roman Catholic priest, with shapeless clothes and a large umbrella, and an uncanny insight into human evil.
The wisdom of Father Brown G K (Gilbert Keith) Chesterton Father Brown is a short, stumpy Roman Catholic priest, with shapeless clothes and a large umbrella, and an uncanny insight into human evil.
Pekoe most poison Laura Childs In the latest Tea Shop Mystery from New York Times bestselling author Laura Childs, Theodosia Browning attends a "Rat Tea," where the mice will play ... at murder. When Indigo Tea Shop owner Theodosia Browning is invited by Doreen Briggs, one of Charleston's most prominent hostesses, to a "Rat Tea," she is understandably intrigued. As servers dressed in rodent costumes and wearing white gloves offer elegant finger sandwiches and fine teas, Theo learns these parties date back to early twentieth-century Charleston, where the cream of society would sponsor so-called rat teas to promote city rodent control and better public health.
At fault Kate Chopin At Fault masterfully portrays a complex love triangle amid the tensions of the rural post-Reconstruction South. Therese Lafirme is a young Creole widow in love with a divorced St. Louis businessman, David Hosmer. The moral and religious constraints thrust upon Therese prevent her acceptance of Hosmer's wedding proposal, setting the two on a treacherous path that involves Hosmer's former wife, Fanny.
The awakening, and selected short stories Kate Chopin Unsatisfied with the expectations of Creole society and unhappy with her family life, Edna Pontellier begins to fall in love with the dapper Robert Lebrun. Lebrun's flirtations, along with the lifestyle of renowned musician Mademoiselle Reisz, rejuvenates Edna's sense of freedom and independence. However, an affair with the womanizer Alcee Arobin provides Edna with a taste of the danger that comes with living outside of social convention.
Let my people go surfing : the education of a reluctant businessman : including 10 more years of business unusual Yvon Chouinard In his long-awaited memoir, Yvon Chouinard-legendary climber, businessman, environmentalist, and founder of Patagonia, Inc.-shares the persistence and courage that have gone into being head of one of the most respected and environmentally responsible companies on earth. From his youth as the son of a French Canadian blacksmith to the thrilling, ambitious climbing expeditions that inspired his innovative designs for the sport's equipment, Let My People Go Surfing is the story of a man who brought doing good and having grand adventures into the heart of his business life--a book that will deeply affect entrepreneurs and outdoor enthusiasts alike.
Ancient Rome Peter Chrisp Ancient Rome takes kids back in time to discover what life was like in Ancient Rome. With beautiful photography, lively illustrations, and key curriculum information.
Algorithms to live by : the computer science of human decisions Brian Christian A fascinating exploration of how insights from computer algorithms can be applied to our everyday lives, helping to solve common decision-making problems and illuminate the workings of the human mind. All our lives are constrained by limited space and time, limits that give rise to a particular set of problems.
Slow cooker central super savers Paulene Christie Slow Cooker Central is back with 200 delicious new recipes that won't break the bank! Slow Cooker fans have spoken they want recipes that won't put a dent in the family budget! Raising a family can be a challenge financially but Super savers is packed with easy, tasty and inexpensive meals for anyone on a budget. Organised into dishes costing under 5 dollars, ten dollars, fifteen dollars and twenty dollars, these all-new recipes are sure to hit the mark. Slow cookers can turn even the cheapest cuts of meat or inexpensive veggies into delicious dishes. Whether it's casseroles or curries, soups or roasts or even desserts and other treats Slow Cooker Central's 200+ Super Saver recipes are flavour-packed as well as budget-friendly!
Morocco. Paul Clammer #1 best-selling guide to Morocco Lonely Planet Morocco is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Lose yourself in the Fez medina, take a camel ride in the Sahara, or enjoy a cup of mint tea in the High Atlas; all with your trusted travel companion.
Angels twice descending Cassandra Clare Simon's journey to become a Shadowhunter nears its end as his Ascension ceremony draws closer. This standalone e-only short story follows the adventures of Simon Lewis, star of the #1 New York Times bestselling 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.
The last stand of the New York Institute Cassandra Clare
Pale kings and princes Cassandra Clare As 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.
Tiny houses : how to build a tiny house for cheap and live mortgage-free for life John Clark If it's your goal to build a tiny house, this book is just right for you. You'll learn What Is A Tiny House? What Tools Do I Need To Build A Tiny House? Planning For Your Tiny House; Building Checklist; Planning Your Tiny Home's Rooms; Some Tips And Tricks; Survival Tips. This book will definitely help you out building your tiny home. Take action today and decide to build your own tiny house. Your opinion of the book is greatly appreciated. Have fun building.
Lizzie's war Rosie Clarke Against the devastating Blitz of London, normal life must continue for Lizzie Larch. With Sebastian returning to War, Lizzie, must, alone make a success of her business in order to survive and care for herself and her young child. Silently, from the shadows, her secret enemy watches and waits, threatening to ruin Lizzie and everything she holds close. Battling against shortages her hats become more popular, but what of the man she loves? Will he ever return? What Lizzie knows now is that success can mean nothing without love.
Memoirs of Fanny Hill John Cleland "Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure", better known as "Fanny Hill", is one of the most notorious texts in English literature. As recently as 1963 an unexpurgated edition was the subject of a trial, yet in the eighteenth century John Cleland's open celebration of sexual enjoyment was a best selling novel. Fanny's story, as she falls into prostitution and then rises to respectability, takes the form of a confession that is vividly coloured by copious and explicit physiological details of her carnal adventures.
The lights under the lake Sophie Cleverly It is summer and as a special treat after the horrors of last term Mrs Knight announces a school trip to Shady Pines Hotel on the shores of Lake Seren. Scarlet and Ivy are thrilled to get away from Rookwood for a break! But the old hotel and the waters of the lake reservoir are covering up dark secrets. And when mysterious things start happening to hotel guests it seems that a malicious new threat is haunting the girls. Locals say that at night you can hear the ringing of the church bells and see lights under the lake, that troubled souls buried in the flooded graveyard no longer rest.
The lost twin Sophie Cleverly After her troublemaking twin, Scarlet, vanishes from Rookwood Boarding School, shy Ivy tries to track her down, using pieces of Scarlet's journal carefully hidden all over the school for Ivy to find.
The whispers in the walls Sophie Cleverly The twins have been reunited, but are definitely not out of danger. Evil Miss Fox may have fled the scene, but headmaster Mr. Bartholomew is back, imposing a reign of terror with his threats of epic punishments should any of the pupils step out of line. When possessions and food start going missing, and the finger of suspicion is pointed firmly at troublemaking Scarlet, she knows she must uncover the truth to clear her name. The twins' investigations through the school in the dead of night reveal a secret hidden deep within the walls, a terrible crime committed many years past, and a very real threat to their present.
Home Harlan Coben A decade ago, kidnappers grabbed two boys from wealthy families and demanded ransom, then went silent. No trace of the boys ever surfaced. For ten years their families have been left with nothing but painful memories and a quiet desperation for the day that has finally, miraculously arrived: Myron Bolitar and his friend Win believe they have located one of the boys, now a teenager. Where has he been for ten years, and what does he know about the day, more than half a life ago, when he was taken? And most critically: what can he tell Myron and Win about the fate of his missing friend? Drawing on his singular talent, Harlan Coben delivers an explosive and deeply moving thriller about friendship, family, and the meaning of home.
A whole new way to eat : 135+ feel-good recipes from about life Vladia Cobrdova Stunning recipes for fad-free eating from the original modern Australian health food providore.
Cole's funny picture book. No. 1 E W (Edward William) Cole
The bloodline cipher Stephen Cole Jonah and the rest of the elite team of teenage thieves have been sent on a mission by Coldhardt to retrieve an ancient grimoire. He believes it to be a magical book of the law of the dead. Something like that could fetch a very good price in the right market. But when they go in to get it, they discover another team of thieves has beaten them to it. Even more disturbingly, this team is better trained, and better informed. It seems Coldhardt's old mentor, a man he thought was dead, is not only very alive, but has a highly efficient rival organisation, and a devilish plan to wipe out Coldhardt. Only the best will make it.
The legend of Captain Crow's teeth Eoin Colfer Will and his brothers are on holiday in a cramped caravan on the wild Irish coast. All the boys love ghost stories, but one dark night Will's older brother, Marty, tells the bloodcurdling tale of the cutthroat pirate, Captain Crow. Will is scared. From that night on, everything starts to go wrong for Will.
When in French : love in a second language Lauren (Journalist) 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. Are there things she doesn't understand about Olivier, having never spoken to him in his native tongue?
The Coxwells Deborah Cooke This digital boxed set includes all four books in The Coxwell Series. Three brothers and a sister find themselves on the adventure to romance and happily-ever-after in this bestselling series of contemporary romances and romantic comedies by Deborah Cooke. When Philippa's high school crush turns up on her doorstep, she knows better than to trust the bad boy who broke her heart.
Third time lucky Deborah Cooke I always get the math wrong. Is the third time the charm? Because I can think of three good reasons not to let Nick Sullivan back into my life.
The art of war Stephen Coonts The Chinese dragon is flexing its muscles. As its military begins to prey on neighbours in the South China Sea, attacking fishing vessels and scheming to seize natural resources, the US goes on high alert. But a far more ominous danger lurks closer to home: a Chinese sleeper cell has planted a nuclear weapon in the harbour at Norfolk, Virginia, the biggest naval base on the planet. The target: a secret rendezvous of the Atlantic Fleet aircraft carriers and their battle groups.
The spy James Fenimore Cooper This was Cooper's second novel, published in 1821, was the earliest United States novel to win wide and permanent fame and may be said to have begun the type of romance which dominated U.S. fiction for 30 years.
Lionboy Zizou Corder In the near future, a boy with the ability to speak the language of cats sets out from London to seek his kidnapped parents and finds himself on a Paris-bound circus ship learning to train lions.
The space between the stars Anne Corlett How far would you travel to find your way home? Jamie Allenby wakes, alone, and realises her fever has broken. But could everyone she knows be dead? Months earlier, Jamie had left her partner Daniel, mourning the miscarriage of their baby. She'd just had to get away, so took a job on a distant planet. Then the virus hit. Jamie survived as it swept through our far-flung colonies. Now she feels desperate and isolated, until she receives a garbled message from Earth. If someone from her past is still alive perhaps Daniel she knows she must find a way to return.
The Diney Costeloe collection. Diney Costeloe The runaway family: Germany 1937: Fear and betrayal stalk the streets. People disappear. Persecution of the Jews has become a national pastime. When Ruth Friedman's husband is arrested by the SS, she is left to fend for herself and her four children. She alone stands as their shield against the Nazis. But where can she go? Where will her family be safe? Ruth must overcome the indifference, hatred and cruelty that surrounds her as she and her family race to escape the advancing Nazi army's final solution.
Songs of love and war : the dark heart of bird behaviour Dominic Couzens aThe dawn chorus: a single voice cutting through the darkness heralds a breaking wave of sound at the very beginning of the day. It is an iconic natural phenomenon with many familiar performers, yet it is a mysterious event for which there is no complete explanation. A mass of starlings gathers at the end of the midwinter day. As the sun sets, wave upon wave of bodies rolls in and embarks upon another of nature's great attempts to show off.
Girl on the platform Josephine Cox Best friends Mark and Pete board a train to London for a night out. As Pete finds a seat he notices a girl sitting on a bench. She looks sad and lonely. When the train leaves, he can't get her out of his mind because in her he has seen a glimpse of himself. Over the coming months Pete sees the girl often, but when tempted to speak to her, his courage fails. Then one day she simply disappears. Hopelessly besotted by this girl he believes to be his kindred spirit, Pete will not rest until he finds her...
Maggie, a girl of the streets Stephen Crane The story centres on Maggie, a young girl from the Bowery who is driven to unfortunate circumstances by poverty and solitude.
The crack of doom Robert Cromie
The prophet Ethan Cross Francis Ackerman, Jr. is one of America's most prolific serial killers. Having kept a low profile for the past year, he is ready to return to work - and he's more brutal, cunning, and dangerous than ever. Special Agent Marcus Williams cannot shake Ackerman from his mind.
The shepherd Ethan Cross Marcus Williams and Francis Ackerman Jr. both have a talent for hurting people. Marcus, a troubled former New York City homicide detective, uses his abilities to protect others. Ackerman, a brutal serial killer, uses his gifts to inflict pain and suffering on his many victims.
The cauliflower A A (Arthur Alger) Crozier
Outline : a novel Rachel Cusk Rachel Cusk's Outline is a novel in ten conversations. Spare and stark, it follows a novelist teaching a course in creative writing during an oppressively hot summer in Athens. She leads her students in storytelling exercises. She meets other visiting writers for dinners and discourse.
The chase Clive Cussler April 1950: The rustling hulk of a steam locomotive rises from the deep waters of a Montana lake. Inside is all that remains of three men who died forty-four years before. But it is not the engine or its grisly contents that interest the people watching nearby. It is what is about to come next. 1906: For two years, the western states of America have been suffering an extraordinary crime spree: as string of bank robberies by a single man who cold-bloodedly murders any and all witnesses and then vanishes without a trace. Fed up by the depredations of the "Butcher Bandit", the U.S. government brings in the best man can find, a tall, lean, no-nonsense detective named Isaac Bell, who has caught thieves and killers coast to coast.
One leg over : having fun - mostly - in peace and war Robin Dalton At the age of ninety-five, Robin Dalton looks back on her life, particularly on her love life. Married at nineteen, disastrously, Robin has a lucky escape-her 'Society Divorce' makes the front page of Sydney newspapers, bumping the war to page three. Then there are the American and British servicemen in Sydney - the dancing, the many trysts and a number of not-too-serious engagements - before Robin travels to England ostensibly to marry one of those fiances. While most of Europe struggles with post-war austerity, Robin's days and nights are filled with extravagant dinners, parties with royalty and romantic getaways, until she meets the man who will become, for a brief few years before his early death, her second husband. One Leg Over is a story of love and romance, of fun and glamour, and of loss and great sadness. But above all it's a celebration of a wonderful life.
Lone rider B J Daniels A cowgirl at heart, Bo Hamilton does her best thinking in wide-open spaces. So when money goes missing from the family foundation she runs--meaning one of her trusted, ragtag employees is a thief--Bo rides into the Crazy Mountains to figure things out. But a killer hiding among the sawtooth ridges takes her captive ... and isn't planning on ever letting her go. Bo's disappearance gets folks thinking she's the guilty one run off with the money, but Jace Calder would bet his ranch that she's innocent. Not that he has any reason to trust the beautiful, spoiled senator's daughter. But she also gave his troubled sister a job when no one else would. For his sibling's sake, Jace is going after Bo and bringing her home to face the truth. But in the wild, rugged Crazy Mountains, he finds Bo at the mercy of a suspected murderer. As her only hope, Jace is about to find out what they're both made of.
Wild horses B J Daniels A man's responsible for his own prosperity especially if he's Cooper Barnett, the most determined cowboy in the West. No one knows what he sacrificed to claim a piece of Beartooth, Montana, for himselof and his beautiful fiancee, Livie.
The fever code James Dashner 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...
Becoming vegan : the complete reference to plant-based nutrition Brenda Davis Health authorities regard well-planned vegan diets as safe and adequate for people at all stages of the life cycle, including those with unique nutritional needs, such as athletes. Furthermore, research has confirmed that vegan diets protect against many chronic diseases and are remarkably effective in treating these conditions.
Alexandria Lindsey Davis For Marcus Didius Falco, agent to the Emperor Vespasian, Alexandria holds fascination and a hint of fear. Beautiful, historic and famously unruly, the great cosmopolitan city wears Roman rule lightly. While his wife, Helena Justina, wants to see the Lighthouse and the Pyramids, Falco has a mission at the Great Library that soon turns out to involve much more than stock-taking its innumerable scrolls. A mysterious death in the world-famous library bring him into immediate conflict with the darker side of academic life. With forensic science in its infancy, even an illegal autopsy fails to find real answers.
Saturnalia Lindsey Davis It is the Roman holiday of Saturnalia. The days are short, the nights are for wild parties. A general has captured a famous enemy of Rome, and brings her home to adorn his Triumph as a ritual sacrifice. The logistics go wrong; she acquires a mystery illness - then a young man is horrendously murdered and she escapes from house arrest. Marcus Didius Falco is pitted against his old rival, the Chief Spy Anacrites, in a race to find the fugitive before her presence angers the public and makes the government look stupid. Falco has other priorities, for Helena's brother Justinus has also vanished, perhaps fatally involved once more with the great lost love of his youth. Against the riotous backdrop of the season of misrule, the search seems impossible and only Falco seems to notice that some dark agency is bringing death to the city streets...
A Confederate girl's diary Sarah Morgan Dawson Documented during the American Civil War, A Confederate Girl's Diary provides a thorough account of civilian life in Louisiana during and after the war through the diary entries of Sarah Morgan Dawson, who used her diary to record her thoughts and experiences from 1862 to 1865. Unwittingly, Dawson's revelations about the Confederacy and her role as a refugee woman in a Union-occupied Louisiana have become imperative in our understanding wartime conditions in the South. Although she initially intended to have the writings destroyed after her death, Dawson's six-volume diary survived to be published by her son in 1913.
Art in needlework : a book about embroidery Lewis F (Lewis Foreman) Day
Blood curse : the springtime of Commissario Ricciardi Maurizio De Giovanni Naples, 1931. In a working class apartment in the Sanita' neighbourhood an elderly woman by the name of Carmela Calise has been beaten to death. When Ricciardi and Maione arrive at the scene they start asking the neighbours questions. No one wants to talk but slowly a few interesting facts slip out. Carmela Calise was moonlighting as a fortuneteller and moneylender. In her decrepit apartment she would receive clients, among them some of the city's rich and powerful, predicting their futures in such a way as to manipulate and deceive. If economic ruin lurked in their futures, Calise was happy to help. For a price, of course. She had many enemies, those indebted to her, manipulated by her lies, disappointed by her prophesies or destroyed by her machinations. Murder suspects in this atmospheric thriller abound and Commissario Ricciardi, one of the most original and intriguing investigators in contemporary crime fiction, will have his work cut out for him.
The bottom of your heart Maurizio De Giovanni In the middle of a summer heat wave, as Naples prepares for one of its most important holy days, a renowned surgeon falls to his death from the window of his office. For Commissario Ricciardi and Brigadier Maione it is the beginning of an investigation that will bring them into contact with the most torrid, conflicting and enduring of human passions. In the world Ricciardi and Maione are about to enter, infidelity appears inextricable from the most joyful expressions of love, and, this interdependence sows doubt and uncertainty in both men, compromising their own attempts at love.
Viper : no resurrection for Commissario Ricciardi Maurizio De Giovanni Springtime proffers fragrant temptations to the men and women of Naples. But evil also lurks in the sweet-smelling spring air. It is one week before Easter, Naples, 1932. At the high-class brothel in the centre of town known as Paradiso, Viper, the most famous prostitute of all, is found dead.
Robinson Crusoe Daniel Defoe During one of his several adventurous voyages in the 1600's an Englishman becomes the sole survivor of a shipwreck and lives for nearly thirty years on a deserted island.
Wellmania : extreme misadventures in the search for wellness. Brigid Delaney Wellmania takes on the industrial wellness complex, a billion-dollar industry that mainstreams and monetises ancient traditions for affluent consumers. Feeling depleted from decades in the fast lane, journalist Brigid Delaney explores the modern (and very Western) pursuit of what she calls 'clean, lean and serene' living. Going gonzo on wellness, Delaney undertakes and entertainingly documents her own search for these goals via trends such as extreme fasting in Bondi, yoga in Sri Lanka, an enema in the Philippines and group therapy in the bush.
Tangled in Texas Kari Lynn Dell Thirty-two seconds. That's how long it took for Delon Sanchez's life to end. One minute he was the best bronc rider in the Panhandle, and the next he was nothing. Knee shattered, future in question, all he can do is pull together the pieces ... and wonder what cruel twist of fate has thrown him into the path of his ex, the oh-so-perfect Tori Patterson. Tori's finally come home, intent on escaping the public eye.
A book for kids C J (Clarence James) Dennis C.J. Dennis dedicated his work A Book for Kids to 'good children over four and under eighty four'. First published in 1921, this is a marvellous collection of verse and stories full of vitality and fun.
The hideaway Lauren K Denton When her grandmother's will wrenches Sara back home from New Orleans, she learns more about Margaret Van Buren in the wake of her death than she ever did in life. After her last remaining family member dies, Sara Jenkins goes home to The Hideaway, her grandmother Mags's ramshackle B & B in Sweet Bay, Alabama. She intends to quickly tie up loose ends then return to her busy life and thriving antique shop in New Orleans.
Always Jude Deveraux Psychic Darci Monroe searches for her kidnapped husband, a quest that leads her into a covert operation to find the missing father of undercover FBI agent Jack Rose and draws her back in time to the nineteenth-century.
A house to let Charles Dickens Advised by her doctor to have a change of scene, the elderly Sophonisba moves from her home to take up lodgings in London. Immediately intrigued by the permanently vacant 'house to let' opposite, she charges Trottle - her trusted, yet philandering, servant - and long-time suitor Jabez Jarber, to unearth the secret behind its seeming desertedness. Rivals to the end, they each seek to outdo the other to satisfy the old lady's curiosity. Whilst Jarber turns his attentions to the histories of the house's former occupants, Trottle discovers a surprising link between the house to let and Sophonisba herself.
Poems by Emily Dickinson. Series one. Emily Dickinson
Alroy : or, The prince of the captivity Benjamin Disraeli
Tuck in : good hearty food any time. Ross Dobson Easy recipes for delicious, hearty, comfort food to be shared with family and friends.
Gardening at Longmeadow Monty Don Monty Don made a triumphant return to our screens as presenter of Gardeners' World. A firm favourite with viewers, Monty's infectious enthusiasm for plants, attention to the finer details of gardening technique and easy charm have seen the ratings soar. Here Monty invites us into the garden at Longmeadow, to show us how he created this beautiful garden, and how we can do the same in our own.
Atlantis : the antediluvian world Ignatius Donnelly
The brothers Karamazov Fyodor Dostoyevsky Dostoevsky's novel, written in 1880, is both an intricate crime story and a passionate philosophical debate. The dissolute landowner Fyodor Pavlovich Karamazov is murdered: his sons - the atheist Ivan, the hot-blooded Dmitry and the saintly Alyosha - are all at some level involved.
The devil's diadem. Sara Douglass A foolish monk stole the Devil's favourite diadem, and the Devil wants it back.
Vita brevis : a crime novel of the Roman Empire Ruth Downie Russo 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.
Death on West End Road Carrie Doyle Like a basket of warm cinnamon buns, an unsolved crime is something that Hamptons innkeeper and sleuth Antonia Bingham just can't resist. Despite a busy high-season schedule and an inn booked to capacity, Antonia has agreed to investigate a cold case in her beloved adopted hometown, East Hampton, NY: the killing of Susie Whitaker, whose brutal 1990 slaying on a tennis court in the poshest part of town was never solved. And the person who has hired Antonia? Prime suspect Pauline Framingham, a manipulative pharmaceutical heiress from a powerful family. As Antonia attempts to unravel the mysteries of the past she unearths even darker secrets and ultimately wonders if it would have been best to let sleeping dogs lie. To make matters worse, past acquaintances and love interests reappear in the Hamptons, disrupting Antonia's world and causing her to scurry to the fridge for comfort.
Death on windmill way Carrie Doyle The Hamptons may be a summer playground for the rich and famous, but for the other nine months of the year it is a small town with small town problems. The scenic stretch along Long Island's East End is renowned for beautiful beaches, quaint villages, spectacular houses...and murder! Antonia Bingham, a divorced gourmand and the vivacious proprietor of East Hampton's Windmill Inn, possesses a warm and comforting personality that inspires people to confide their innermost secrets to her. Antonia had escaped to the Hamptons to get away from a harrowing past, yet now she finds herself in more danger than ever, as she learns she is the next doomed innkeeper in a series of innkeeper murders. Will her overly inquisitive personality be her downfall as she searches for the killer? Or will she live to tell the tale, and solve the crimes
The culprit fay and other poems Joseph Rodman Drake
Abducted by a prince Olivia Drake Ellie Stratham gave up her childhood dreams of a fairy tale romance long ago. To repay her late father's debts, she's forced to serve her spoiled cousin, Lady Beatrice. But Ellie has devised a secret plan to escape her life as a drudge. A plan that is thrown into jeopardy when she's abducted by a mysterious stranger. A notorious seducer of women and a scoundrel to boot Damien Burke has earned his nickname as the Demon Prince. But his plot to kidnap Lady Beatrice to make her brother return a priceless heirloom backfires and he ends up with their penniless cousin Ellie as his hostage. By the time Damien realizes his mistake, he and his fiery-willed captive are trapped in a remote castle during a wild winter storm. And he soon finds that the true hostage may be his own heart.
If the slipper fits Olivia Drake Raised in a girls' school, Annabelle Quinn longs for the world outside the walls of the academy. When she's hired as the governess to an orphaned duke, Annabelle never expects the child's breathtakingly handsome guardian to capture her imagination--or her heart. Falling for his young nephew's governess is an irksome complication in Lord Simon Westbury's orderly life, but Annabelle's quiet beauty and wry intellect are too much to resist. Meanwhile, a mysterious danger looms over the remote Cornwall estate. Will their newfound desire stand the test of time? Or are some happy endings just too good to come true?
Stroke of midnight Olivia Drake The infamous Laura Falkner has returned to Regency London society in disguise. Determined to clear her father's name, she becomes a companion to elderly Lady Josephine only to learn the woman's nephew is none other than Alexander Ross, the devilish Earl of Copley, the man Laura once loved with all her heart. The same man who'd accused her father of theft and forced them to flee England. Alex has never forgotten Laura or forgiven himself for letting her go. Today, Laura is as lovely, and stubborn as ever, and her attempts at crime-solving are putting her in danger. The only way Alex can keep her safe is to marry her. But how can this notorious rake convince Laura that his heart is true before the clock strikes twelve?
All for love or, The world well lost : a tragedy in five acts John Dryden
Octavia E. Butler's Kindred : a graphic novel adaptation Damian Duffy Octavia Butler's literary science-fiction masterpiece first published in 1979, tells the story of Dana, a young black woman who is suddenly and mysteriously transported from her home in 1970s California to the antebellum South. Dana moves between worlds: one in which she is a free woman and another where she is part of a complicated familial history on a southern plantation, forced to interact with and save the life of Rufus, a conflicted white slaveholder and one of her ancestors. Frightening, compelling and richly detailed, Kindred takes an imagined yet unstinting look at our complicated social history. Adapted as a graphic novel by celebrated academics Damian Duffy and John Jennings with the full co-operation of the Butler estate, Kindred explores the violence, sexuality, loss of humanity and twisted relationships engendered by slavery, in a format that introduces the work to a new generation of readers.
The bullet-catcher's daughter Rod Duncan Elizabeth Barnabus lives a double life--as herself and as her brother, a private detective. She is trying to solve the mystery of a disappearing aristocrat and a hoard of arcane machines. In her way stand the rogues, freaks and self-proclaimed alchemists of a travelling circus. But when she comes up against an agent of the all-powerful Patent Office, her life and the course of history will begin to change. And not necessarily for the better.
Andre William Dunlap
Offa's Dyke Path. Mike Dunn This guidebook describes Offa's Dyke Path National Trail, a 177-mile long-distance walk along the English-Welsh border between Sedbury (near Chepstow) and Prestatyn. The guidebook is split into 12 stages with suggestions for planning alternative itineraries. With 1:25K Ordinance Survey map booklet.
The last reckoning Paul (Paul Joseph) Durham The 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.
Finding Fraser K C Dyer I met Jamie Fraser when I was nineteen years old. He was tall, red-headed, and at our first meeting at least, a virgin. He was, in fact, the perfect man. That he was fictional hardly entered into it ... On the cusp of thirty, Emma Sheridan is desperately in need of a change. After a string of failed relationships, she can admit that no man has ever lived up to her idea of perfection: the Scottish fictional star of romantic fantasies the world over--James Alexander Malcolm MacKenzie Fraser. Her ideal man might be ripped from the pages of a book, but Emma hopes that by making one life-altering decision she might be able to turn fiction into fact. After selling all her worldly possessions, Emma takes off for Scotland with nothing but her burgeoning travel blog to confide in. But as she scours the country's rolling green hills and crumbling castles, Emma discovers that in searching for her own Jamie Fraser, she just might find herself.
Young Prince Philip : his turbulent early life Philip Eade Married 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.
Torn Cynthia Eden In New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Eden's latest novel featuring the Last Option Search Team (LOST), one agent's investigation entices a killer into making her his prey. PARTNERS...FRIENDS... Forensic anthropologist Victoria Palmer has always been better with the dead than the living. Shutting down her emotions, she lets few people in. But then Victoria's latest investigation takes her and agent Wade Monroe to Savannah, Georgia. Handsome, dangerous, and more than ready to play dirty on any case, Wade weakens Victoria's aloofness with just one glance. ...LOVERS Wade knows their recent cases have pushed Victoria beyond her limits. But her skills are crucial to finding a college student who went missing five years ago. Victoria is able to determine she was murdered, and that the killer is still on the loose. And when the vicious murderer targets Victoria, Wade must do everything in his power to protect her...because he refuses to let a woman he loves be torn from him...'gain.
Wrecked Cynthia Eden LOST Agent Ana Young, whose mission is to find the missing, is on the hunt for an escaped convict with a dangerous obsession, which partners her with FBI Special Agent Cash Knox, the man with whom she had a one night stand, and together they must put a serial killer behind bars.
The peppercorn project Nicki Edwards One 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. Wanting only peace and quiet, Matt is against the Project, seeing it as a threat to the peace he's found in the country town - until he meets Issie.
Roman invasion Jim Eldridge 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 Eldridge 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 Eliopulos A 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 mill on the floss George Eliot Brought up at Dorlcote Mill, Maggie Tulliver worships her brother Tom and is desperate to win the approval of her parents, but her passionate, wayward nature and her fierce intelligence bring her into constant conflict with her family. As she reaches adulthood, the clash between their expectations and her desires is painfully played out as she finds herself torn between her relationships with three very different men: her proud and stubborn brother, a close friend who is also the son of her family's worst enemy, and a charismatic but dangerous suitor. With its poignant portrayal of sibling relationships, The Mill on the Floss is considered George Eliot's most autobiographical novel; it is also one of her most powerful and moving.
Adam Bede George Eliot Adam Bede is a hardy young carpenter who cares for his aging mother. His one weakness is the woman he loves blindly: the trifling town beauty, Hetty Sorrel, who delights only in her baubles - and the delusion that the careless Captain Donnithorne may ask for her hand. Betrayed by their innocence, both Adam and Hetty allow their foolish hearts to trap them in a triangle of seduction, murder, and retribution. Only in the lovely Dinah Morris, a preacher, does Adam find his redemption.
Silas Marner George Eliot Embittered by a false accusation, disappointed in friendship and love the weaver Silas Marner retreats into a long twilight life alone with his room and his gold Silas hoards a treasure that kills his spirit until fate steals it from him and replaces it with a golden-haired foundling child. Where she came from, who her parents were and who really stole the gold are the secrets that permeate this moving tale of guilt and innocence. A moral allegory of the redemptive power of love it is also a finely drawn picture of early nineteenth-century England "in the days when spinning wheels hummed busily in the farmhouses", and of a simple way of life that was soon to disappear.
What falls from the sky : how I disconnected from the Internet and reconnected with the God who made the clouds Esther Emery Esther Emery was a successful playwright and theatre director, wife and mother, and loving it all - until, suddenly, she wasn't. When a personal and professional crisis of spectacular extent leaves her reeling, Esther is left empty, alone in her marriage, and grasping for identity that does not define itself by busyness and a breakneck pace of life. Something had to be done. Ultimately, Esther's unplugged pilgrimage brings her to a place where she finally finds the peace - and the God who created it - she has been searching for all along. What Falls from the Sky What Falls from the Sky reveals a new way to look up from your screens and live with palms wide open in a world brimming with the good gifts of God.
Wallflower at the orgy Nora Ephron A collection of interviews of American pop culture icons of the 1960s and 1970s offers revealing profiles of such notables as Helen Gurley Brown, Jacqueline Susann, Julia Child, Ayn Rand, Craig Claiborne, Bill Blass, and Mike Nichols.
Stone coffin Kjell Eriksson
From the start Cheryl Etchison The Rangers of the 1st/75th fight hard, train hard and play hard. They are physically strong and mentally tough, disciplined and courageous. But all their military training hasn't prepared them for falling in love. For many women, Ranger Battalion Surgeon Michael MacGregor is the ideal man. He's far better than average looking, a generous tipper, not to mention an officer and a doctor. So when he encounters a woman resistant to his charms, he finds himself... intrigued. Kacie Morgan has had her fill of arrogant military men since the last one left her with a shattered heart and one heck of a career rut. Now, with her prestigious fellowship starting in the fall, all she has to do is survive the summer--and her little sister's wedding. When an ill-fitting bridesmaid dress has Kacie wanting to temporarily shake things up in her carefully planned life, she knows just the man to call. They agree to a no-strings, summer fling, although it isn't long before Michael wants Kacie for forever. But to win her heart, he'll have to confront the nightmares from his past if they're to have any chance at a future.
Here and now Cheryl Etchison The Rangers of the 1st/75th fight hard, train hard and play hard. They are physically strong and mentally tough, disciplined and courageous. But all their military training hasn't prepared them for falling in love. Former Ranger Medic Lucky James feels right at home working long night shifts in the ER, but less so during the day, when his college classes are filled with flirtatious co-eds. When his 19-year-old chem lab partner shows up at his work with dinner for "her Lucky," he quickly enlists the help of Rachel Dellinger, a nurse and fellow third shift vampire. Rachel is a people pleaser at heart, but she's finally decided enough is enough when it comes to her on-again, off-again boyfriend. When Lucky begs Rachel to help him ward off the advances of his teenager pursuer, she blackmails him into helping move her things out of the apartment she shared with her ex into a place all her own. From there a friendship is born between two people just trying to make it through the night. Neither are living in the past or planning for the future. Until one day changes everything.
A kiss of lies Bronwen (Bronwen Anne) Evans Desperate to escape her abusive past, Sarah Cooper disguises herself as a governess in the employ of Christian Trent, Earl of Markham - the man who, long ago, she fantasized about marrying. Despite the battle scars that mar his face, Sarah finds being near Christian rekindles her infatuation. A governess, however, has no business in the arms of an earl, and as she accompanies Christian on his voyage home, Sarah must resist her intense desires - or risk revealing her dangerous secrets...
A night of forever. Bronwen (Bronwen Anne) Evans Arend Aubury trusts no one besides his fellow Libertine Scholars. After his family escaped from France, penniless and persecuted, only the Scholars took him in. So when the stepdaughter of the villainess who has been plotting against them approaches Arend with allegations against their enemy, he suspects a double cross. Yet Isobel is a tantalizing prize, with lips as sweet as champagne and skin as creamy as Camembert. Is she a feast for the senses - or a bitter trap? Lady Isobel Thompson dreams of marrying an honorable gentleman with a spotless reputation, a trait that Arend seems to lack completely. But Isobel believes that her stepmother is responsible for her father's death, and only Arend has the skills to uncover the truth. As a cover, Arend suggests a fake betrothal - and soon Isobel finds herself forgetting that their courtship is a ploy. He's so different from the man of her fantasies, and yet he's so terribly handsome, so dangerously intoxicating - and all Isobel wants is more.
A promise of more Bronwen (Bronwen Anne) Evans When Beatrice Hennessey sets out to confront Lord Coldhurst, the notorious rogue who killed her brother in a duel, her intent is to save her family from destitution. But while greeting his ship, Beatrice takes a tumble into the Thames - only to be fished out by a pair of strong masculine arms, arms that belong to Sebastian Hawkestone, Lord Coldhurst himself.
A taste of seduction Bronwen (Bronwen Anne) Evans Lady Evangeline Stuart chose to wed a tyrant with a title, or so society believes. That was five years ago--five long years that she could have spent with her first and only love: Lord Hadley Fullerton, the second son of the Duke of Claymore. Now Evangeline is a widow, and her soul cries out for Hadley. But when they see each other at last, everything has changed. The passion in his eyes has been corrupted by betrayal. Somehow Evangeline must regain Hadley's trust--without revealing the secret that would spoil the seduction. Hadley is determined not to be distracted by Evangeline. He and the other Libertine Scholars are in pursuit of an enemy who has been striking at them from the shadows, and Evangeline's mere presence could be dangerous. But with one smile, one touch, one taste of Evangeline's lips, Hadley's resolve is overpowered by far more pleasant memories. As the two enter into a discreet affair, Hadley vows to give her his body, never his heart. That, she will have to earn.
A touch of passion Bronwen (Bronwen Anne) Evans When a thrill seeker clashes with her dutiful defender irresistible sparks start to fly... Independent and high-spirited, Lady Portia Flagstaff has never been afraid to take a risk, especially if it involves excitement and danger. But this time, being kidnapped and sold into an Arab harem is the outcome of one risk too many. Now, in order to regain her freedom, she has to rely on the deliciously packaged Grayson Devlin, Viscount Blackwood, a man who despises her reckless ways - and stirs in her a thirst for passion.
A whisper of desire Bronwen (Bronwen Anne) Evans Sensual heat melts the ice as a marriage of convenience leads to delightful pleasure-and mortal danger. Lady Marisa Hawkestone's nightmare is just beginning when she wakes up naked, with no memory of the night before, lying next to Maitland Spencer, the Duke of Lyttleton - a man so aloof and rational he's nicknamed "the Cold Duke." A scandal ensues, in which Marisa's beloved beau deserts her. As a compromised woman, Marisa agrees to marry Maitland. But on her wedding night, Marisa discovers the one place the duke shows emotion: in the bedroom, where the man positively scorches the sheets. Taught from a young age to take duty seriously, Maitland cannot understand his new wife's demands on his love and affection.
Probiotic drinks at home : make your own seriously delicious gut-friendly drinks Felicity Evans Take the next step after green smoothies, with probiotic drinks for gut health. From kombucha to kefir, ginger beer to honey mead - learn to confidently handcraft your own beautiful elixirs and transform your health, one ferment at a time. Fermentation guru Felicity Evans provides step-by-step instructions to make a range of 50 delicious probiotic drinks. Including expert guidelines and troubleshooting tips so that you'll soon be brewing delicious drinks to make your gut happy.
Small change for Stuart Lissa Evans As if being tiny and also having S.Horten as your name isn't bad enough, ten-year-old Stuart Horten is moved (by his very clever, but not very sensible parents) to Beeton, far away from all his friends. But in Beeton starts the strangest adventure of Stuart's life as he is swept up in a quest to find his uncle's old workshop - his famous magician, and also very short, uncle, that is.
Wed Wabbit. Lissa Evans You're called Fidge and you're nearly eleven. You've been hurled into a strange world. You have three companions: two are unbelievably weird and the third is your awful cousin Graham. You have to solve a series of nearly impossible clues. You need to deal with a cruel dictator and three thousand Wimbley Woos (yes, you read that sentence correctly). And the whole situation the whole, entire thing is your fault. Wed Wabbit is an adventure story about friendship, danger and the terror of never being able to get back home again. And it's funny. It's seriously funny.
So much blue : a novel Percival L Everett "Kevin Pace's latest painting, like so much of his past, remains a secret. Ten years ago, he had an affair with a young watercolorist in Paris. And in the late 1970s, he traveled to El Salvador to search for his best friend's brother, a minor drug dealer gone missing in a country on the verge of war. When the past begins to resurface, Kevin struggles to justify the sacrifices he's made for his art and the secrets he's kept from his wife and family" -- Page  of cover.
Long time lost Chris Ewan Nick Miller and his team provide a unique and highly illegal service, relocating at-risk individuals across Europe with new identities and new lives. Nick excels at what he does for a reason: he's spent years living in the shadows under an assumed name. But when Nick steps in to prevent the attempted murder of witness-in-hiding Kate Sutherland on the Isle of Man, he triggers a chain of events with devastating consequences for everyone he protects--because Nick and Kate share a common enemy in Connor Lane, a man who will stop at nothing to get what he wants, even if it means tearing Nick's entire network apart.
The Black Key Amy Ewing Violet and the Society of the Black Key are preparing to launch an attack on the royalty, and Violet has a crucial role to play. She must lead the surrogates as they infiltrate the Auction and break down the walls of the Lone City. But with her sister, Hazel, imprisoned in the palace of the Lake, Violet is torn. In order to save her sister, she must abandon her cause and her friends and return to the Jewel.
Verses for children : and Songs for Music Juliana Horatia Gatty Ewing
Pure soapmaking : how to create nourishing, natural skin-care soaps Anne-Marie Faiola Learn to make beautiful, nourishing soaps -- it's fun, and your skin will thank you! Moisturize with shea butter, exfoliate with crushed walnut shells, and soothe itchy skin with oatmeal. More than 30 expertly formulated recipes take advantage of the beneficial properties in many natural ingredients.
Retribution Jennifer Fallon Since fleeing Winternest to avoid King Hablet's wrath when he discovers the truth about her parentage, leaving her slave, Charisee, to take her place, Rakaia has been on quite an adventure. She has met the demon child, traveled the continent with the charming minstrel, Mica the Magnificent, enjoying more freedom then she ever imagined trapped in the harem in Talabar. But her freedom has come at a cost. Mica has committed an unthinkable crime, worse even, than stealing the golden lyre, and she is now his unwilling accomplice, sailing the high seas on a Tri-lander pirate ship, doing everything she can to avoid upsetting the man she once thought she loved, but has now realized is quite insane.
In the darkroom Susan Faludi From the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and bestselling author of Backlash, comes In the Darkroom, an astonishing confrontation with the enigma of her father and the larger riddle of identity consuming our age. 'In the summer of 2004 I set out to investigate someone I scarcely knew, my father. The project began with a grievance, the grievance of a daughter whose parent had absconded from her life. I was in pursuit of a scofflaw, an artful dodger who had skipped out on so many things obligation, affection, culpability, contrition. I was preparing an indictment, amassing discovery for a trial. But somewhere along the line, the prosecutor became a witness.' So begins Susan Faludi's extraordinary inquiry into the meaning of identity in the modern world and in her own haunted family saga.
The chemical history of a candle : a course of lectures delivered before a juvenile audience at the Royal Institution Michael Faraday
Sometimes I lie Alice Feeney My name is Amber Reynolds. There are three things you should know about me. 1. I'm in a coma. 2. My husband doesn't love me any more. 3. Sometimes I lie.
Calling all master builders! David Fentiman An ordinary Lego minifigure, mistakenly thought to be the extraordinary MasterBuilder, is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil Lego tyrant from gluing the universe together. Introduces readers to the Lego Movie universe. This title features simple sentences, limited vocabulary, word repetition, picture dictionary boxes and large type which is suitable for children just beginning to learn, and with early or reluctant readers.
Fortune's second-chance cowboy Marie Ferrarella Welcome home, Chloe Fortune! "You're family," Graham Fortune tells his newly discovered half sister, Chloe Fortune Elliott, and just like that, Chloe has a new job and a new home in Austin. She works well with the troubled teens at Peter's Place, but she's having more difficulty managing a male of the grown-up variety. Ranch hand Chance Howell gets under her skin from the moment they meet. The tall blond army veteran is good with horses and adolescents, but he's a master at avoiding intimacy. Maybe that's why Chloe is so drawn to him. Or maybe it's the sadness she recognizes in his eyes. Her head tells her falling for Chance is a bad idea. Her heart tells her she may have no choice.
Highland fling Katie Fforde After a fight with her boyfriend, a business trip to Scotland is the perfect diversion for Jenny Porter, who works as a virtual assistant for a financial executive. Dispatched to assess a failing textile mill, Jenny instead finds herself determined to save it at any cost after befriending its charming employees. That cost might just be her sanity as she stretches her resources, patience, and compassion to the outer limits.
A perfect proposal Katie Fforde Sophie Apperly has been supporting herself since she left school, but as far as her academic family are concerned she's never had a 'proper' job. And because she's currently in between work she's despatched to look after Uncle Eric while his housekeeper is away. Here, tidying his papers, she discovers a document relating to family business in America. Driven mad by her family and wanting to prove herself to them and bring in some much-needed income for them all, when her best friend Milly invites her over to New York she jumps at the chance - what's more she's lined up some nannying work for her to pay her way. However, she's hardly been in the country five minutes before disaster strikes. She suddenly finds herself with no work, nowhere to stay and very little money. Luckily Milly has a corner in her tiny apartment she can camp out in.
Practically perfect Katie Fforde Anna, a newly qualified interior designer, purchases a tiny cottage in need of renovation, but as she deals with an escalating series of problems, settles in, and makes new friends, her life is turned upside down by the handsome but impossible Rob Hunter.
A secret garden Katie Fforde 'What I want to know', said Lorna, 'is what lies behind the wooded area at the back of the garden? Lorna is a talented gardener and Philly is a plantswoman. Together they work in the grounds of a beautiful manor house in the Cotswolds.
The love affairs of a bibliomaniac Eugene Field A story or a series of sketches on the delights, adventures, and misadventures connected with bibliomania.
The self-esteem coach : 10 days to a confident new you Lynda Field As top UK life coach and self-esteem expert Lynda Field puts it, 'When you walk in your confident shoes, your bright spirit will always attract success.' However, if you are feeling low in confidence or overwhelmed by self-doubt, you need a strategy to help you to raise your game. It is to fill this urgent need that Lynda's 10-Day Self-Esteem Programme was created. The Self-Esteem Coach gives you a unique, interactive experience. You will discover all the steps you need to take to keep motivated, find happiness, attract success, focus on your goals, solve difficult personal problems.
Charley's web : a novel Joy Fielding Charley Webb is a beautiful single mother who writes a successful and controversial column for the Palm Beach Post. She's spent years building an emotional wall against scathing critics, snooty neighbours, and her disapproving family. But when she receives a letter from Jill Rohmer, a young woman serving time on death row for the murders of three small children, her boundaries slowly begin to fade. Jill wants Charley to write her biography so that she can share the many hidden truths about the case that failed to surface during her trial.
The cursed queen Sarah Fine Ansa has always been a fighter. As a child, she fought the invaders who murdered her parents and snatched her as a raid prize. She fought for her status as a warrior in her tribe, but the day the Krigere cross the great lake and threaten the witch queen of the Kupari, everything changes.
Borrowing trouble Stacy Finz Back in Los Angeles, Sloane McBride was a great police detective, but after she uncovered corruption on her own squad, the job became nearly impossible. In the bucolic hills of Nugget, she can start to imagine a life after all that, where she keeps her head down, does her work, and doesn't bother anyone. But her delicious next door neighbour isn't going to make it easy to keep to herself ... Brady Benson's wildest dreams came true in LA but they were paired with a living nightmare. As executive chef of a searing-hot restaurant, he was lauded, adored ... and then found himself caught in the sights of a lovelorn stalker. Now, laying low in Nugget, he finds his own heart ensnared by the beautiful new cop with her own reasons to start over. Neither Sloane nor Brady came to town looking for love, but it seems to have found them. Trouble is, so have their pasts. And they'll have to stop hiding from both if they hope to come out the other side together.
Going home Stacy Finz Maddy Breyer needs to prove she can make her own life after betrayal blew up her previous happily-ever-after. Staying totally focused on renovating a decrepit mansion into a bed-and-breakfast might help her--and this recession-hit town--finally turn things around. But the mysterious new sheriff is the kind of lawbreaking temptation that's an even bigger challenge to resist. Detective Rhys Shepard is only back in Nugget long enough to care for his ailing father. He's got a big-city promotion far away from this place that never accepted him. He does not need a sudden crime wave to solve. Or one leggy case of heartbreak stirring up all kinds of trouble and challenging his rules. Which might explain why he's suddenly finding it hard to leave.
Harriet the spy Louise Fitzhugh Sixth-grader Harriet attends school on the New York's Upper East Side along with her two best pals, Sport and Janie. After school every day, she takes her notebook and proceeds through her spy route. Harriet observes the rich lady who never gets out of bed; the man with twenty-five cats and the Italian family who runs a grocery store. She writes brutally honest notes on them all. Harriet's downfall is that she also writes notes about people she actually knows... After a game in the park when her notebook is knocked out of her hands and read by her classmates,
Jock of the Bushveld. Percy Fitzpatrick Jock of the Bushveld is the classic and much loved story based on the true experiences of Percy Fitzpatrick and his Staffordshire bull terrier Jock. The story begins in the 1880s, at the time of the South African gold rush, when a young Fitzpatrick worked as an ox-wagon transport rider in the old Transvaal. There he came across a man who was in the process of drowning a puppy, the runt of the litter. He saved the dog and the story of his ever-faithful and loving companion was born. Fitzpatrick later told the stories of his adventures as bedtime stories to his children. Rudyard Kipling, a goo.
The spy who loved me Ian Fleming When British secret agent James Bond arrives at a remote motel in the Adirondacks, he finds a beautiful woman held captive by a pair of mobsters. Convincing the mobsters to give him a room for the night, Bond's attempts to free the girl come to a violent and combustible end. The Spy Who Loved Me is the tenth title in the James Bond spy series. It was used as the title for a 1977 film starring Roger Moore as James Bond.
Land of golden wattle John Fletcher 1826, Van Diemen's Land. When her father dies in a duel, 17-year-old Emma Tregellas is left with limited funds and at the mercy of her odious guardian. Faced with the prospect of being forced into marriage with a man she detests, she enlists the help of her true love, Ephraim Dark,who assists her to escape to faraway Van Diemen's Land. Here she seeks sanctuary with her wealthy uncle Barnsley Tregellas.
Blame it on Paris Laura Florand Can an insecure American woman find happiness with Sebastian, a gorgeous, sweet, sexy, graphic artist-- even if she doesn't like the French? Laura has spent most of her adult life avoiding serious relationships, flitting around the world, and keeping her romantic expectations comfortably low. Unless she comes to her senses soon, she could end up ruining her life with a beautiful romance.
The chocolate heart Laura Florand When Summer Corey takes over ownership of the Parisian restaurant where chef Luc Leroi works, their workplace clashes turn into private passions.
The chocolate touch Laura Florand Jaime Corey, the younger sister of Chocolate Thief protagonist Cade Corey, has survived a brutal attack and decides to treat herself to some chocolate therapy in Paris. She starts going to Dominique Richard's salon twice a day. Intrigued by Jaime, Dom crafts elaborate confections just for her. Although Dom is besotted, he doesn't dare relax around Jaime; he is a big man with a temper and afraid of turning into an abuser like his father. Jaime used to be a do-gooder, trying to save the world to make up for her privileged upbringing, and while Dom makes Jaime feel cherished and adored, she feels guilty for not giving anything in return. Both Jaime and Dom are highly complex characters, with layers of emotions, thorny pasts, and tangled relationships with family and friends.
American assassin Vince Flynn Before he was considered a CIA superagent, before he was thought of as a terrorist's worst nightmare, and before he was both loathed and admired by the politicians on Capitol Hill, Mitch Rapp was a gifted college athlete without a care in the world . . . and then tragedy struck. Two decades of cutthroat, partisan politics has left the CIA and the country in an increasingly vulnerable position. Cold War veteran and CIA Operations Director Thomas Stansfield knows he must prepare his people for the next war. The rise of Islamic terrorism is coming, and it needs to be met abroad before it reaches America's shores.
Bible romances. First series G W (George William) Foote A fascinating book by famous atheist George William Foote, founder of the secular humanist magazine 'The Freethinker'. In it he lays out his views on various Biblical stories, such as the Creation story, the Tower of Babel, Noah and the Flood, and many more.
Life of St. Vincent de Paul F A (Frances Alice) Forbes
Sometimes amazing things happen : heartbreak and hope on the Bellevue Hospital psychiatric prison ward Elizabeth (Elizabeth B) Ford Welcome to the Bellevue Hospital Psychiatric Prison Ward, a maximum-security hospital and inpatient psychiatric unit for the inmates of the New York City jail system, with its hub on Rikers Island. It is a world of heartbreak, violence, and pain, where severely ill men are often lost in a tangle of courts, jails, and bureaucracy. It is also a place of challenges, redemption, and surprising joy, where tough, hardworking doctors and staff fight to care for and keep safe a population that many would like to forget.
Snappy crocodile tale Niki Foreman Follow the adventures of Chris Croc all the way from birth through his time as king of the river! Chris Croc lives at Kakadu National Park in Australia, and through his journey we meet more Australian wildlife through the crocodile's encounters with them and find out about these fascinating but deadly creatures. Now available in ePub format. Level 3 books, designed for children who can read on their own, contain more complex sentence structure and more detail. Information boxes highlight historical references, trivia, pronunciation, and other facts about words and names mentioned. DK Readers combine an enticing visual layout with high-interest, easy-to-read stories to captivate and delight young bookworms who are just getting started. Written by leading children's authors and compiled in consultation with literacy experts, these engaging books build reader confidence along with a lifelong appreciation for nonfiction, classic stories, and biographies.
Battle of the heroes Kate Forsyth The quest comes to an end as Tom, Quinn, Elanor and Sebastian return to Wolfhaven with their four magical beasts and the gifts they bear. Will they be in time to stop Lord Mortlake's deadly plot?
Escape from Wolfhaven Castle Kate Forsyth Tell your lord to beware; the wolves smell danger in the wind... Wolfhaven Castle has been attacked, and only four escape capture... Tom, trained to scrub pots, not fight; Elanor, the lord's daughter; Sebastian, a knight in training; and Quinn, the witch's apprentice. Somehow, if they are to save their people, these unlikely heroes must find four magical beasts from legend and awaken the sleeping warriors of the past. But first, they have to make it out of the castle alive...
Beguiled ; Wanton Lori Foster Beguiled: Dane Carter is not who everyone thinks he is. The errant son has returned to the family company after his twin brother, Derek, was found murdered. Assuming his brother's identity, Dane sets his sights on finding the killer and protecting Angel Morris, his brother's ex-lover--and the mother of Derek's baby. Angel is shocked to discover how much Derek has changed and how combustible their attraction has become. The man who originally wanted nothing to do with his son now wants to be part of their lives and she can't help the doubts that surface. Nor the feelings of betrayal when she finds out who Derek really is.
Le tour de la France par deux enfants : Devoir et Patrie Alfred Fouillee
Sharks Sarah L Fowler
Crimson Lake Candice Fox Six minutes that's all it took to ruin Detective Ted Conkaffey's life. Accused but not convicted of Claire's abduction, he escapes north, to the steamy, croc-infested wetlands of Crimson Lake. Amanda Pharrell knows what it's like to be public enemy number one. Maybe it's her murderous past that makes her so good as a private investigator, tracking lost souls in the wilderness. Her latest target, missing author Jake Scully, has a life more shrouded in secrets than her own so she enlists help from the one person in town more hated than she is: Ted Conkaffey. But the residents of Crimson Lake are watching the pair's every move. And for Ted, a man already at breaking point, this town is offering no place to hide.
A knight of the Cumberland John Fox The scenes are laid along the waters of the Cumberland, the lair of moonshiner and of feudsman. The knight is a moonshiner's son, and the heroine a beautiful girl perversely christened "The Blight." Two impetuous young Southerners' fall under the spell of "The Blight's" charms and she learns what a large part jealousy and pistols have in the love making of the mountaineers.
A book of cheerful cats and other animated animals J G (Joseph Greene) Francis Drawings that personify animals, accompanied by captions or poems, portray brief stories, depict humorous situations, or convey morals.
A moonbow night Laura Frantz After 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. When his guide appears, Sion balks. He certainly didn't expect a woman. But it is not long before he must admit that Tempe's skill in the wilderness rivals his own. Still, the tenuous tie they are forming is put to the test as they encounter danger after danger and must rely on each other. With her signature sweeping style and ability to bring the distant past to vivid life, Laura Frantz beckons readers to join her in a land of Indian ambushes, conflicting loyalties, and a tentative love that meanders like a cool mountain stream.
That summer night Barbara Freethy At the end of her residency, Shayla Callaway turns to ex-soldier Reid Becker for help when her work with a research team turns dangerous.
The third witch Jackie French A searing story of passion, betrayal, battles and love, this is Shakespeare's 'Macbeth' stripped of superstition, and its power and beauty refined into fewer words where good balances the evil and there is a happy ending - for some. This is the third title in the series for young people that focuses on the reinterpretation of Shakespeare's classic and enduring plays. 'I didn't mean to do it'. Annie is not a witch, but when her mistress Lady Macbeth calls for a potion to 'stiffen Macbeth's sinews', Annie is caught up in plots that lead to murder, kingship and betrayal. Annie must also not only choose between Rab the Blacksmith and Murdoch, Thane of Greymouth, but discover where her loyalty lies.
Fairies and folk of Ireland William Henry Frost
Early English meals and manners Frederick James Furnivall
Blood of the wicked Leighton Gage At the start of Gage's bloody debut, Chief Insp. Mario Silva is asked by his boss, the director of the Brazilian Federal Police, to solve the murder of Bishop Dom Felipe Antunes, who was assassinated at a church consecration in the remote Brazilian town of Cascatas.
River of teeth Sarah Gailey 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. This is true. Other true things about hippos: they are savage, they are fast, and their jaws can snap a man in two.This was a terrible plan. Contained within this volume is an 1890s America that might have been: a bayou overrun by feral hippos and mercenary hippo wranglers from around the globe. It is the story of Winslow Houndstooth and his crew. It is the story of their fortunes. It is the story of his revenge.
Coastline [electronic resource] : the food of Mediterranean Italy, France & Spain Lucio Galletto The perfect paella, the perfect bouillabaisse, the perfect pesto. And much more. A river of gold flows through the crescent that is Spain's east coast, France's south coast and Italy's west coast the olive oil that is their common cooking medium. They never cook with butter or fat, and they use meat only as an occasional flavouring. They share a love of seafood, garlic, pulses, herbs and vegetables that contribute to robust health without even trying. Coastline explores the way of life of communities with diverse dialects but a common language in the joy of eating. It's a collection of stories, approx. 80 recipes, debates and beautiful images from the fishing villages, farms and cobbled squares around the golden crescent.
The trail of the goldseekers : A Record of Travel in Prose and Verse Hamlin Garland
Cranford Elizabeth Gaskell In the village of Cranford, decorum is maintained at all times. Despite their poverty, the ladies are never vulgar about money (or their lack of it), and always follow the rules of propriety. But this discretion and gentility does not keep away tragedy; and when the worst happens, the Amazons of Cranford show the true strength of their honest affections. A masterpiece of social comedy, Cranford is as moving as it is funny, and as sharp as it is tender.
Setting free the kites Alex George For Robert Carter, life in his coastal Maine hometown is comfortably predictable. But in 1976, on his first day of eighth grade, he meets Nathan Tilly, who changes everything. Nathan is confident, fearless, impetuous--and fascinated by kites and flying. Robert and Nathan's budding friendship is forged in the crucible of two family tragedies, and as the boys struggle to come to terms with loss, they take summer jobs at the local rundown amusement park. It's there that Nathan's boundless capacity for optimism threatens to overwhelm them both, and where they learn some harsh truths about family, desire, and revenge.
The woman who met her match Fiona Gibson What if your first love came back on the scene... 30 years later? After yet another disaster, Lorrie is calling time on online dating. She might be single in her forties, but she's got a good job, wonderful children and she's happy. This, Lorrie decides, is going to have to be enough. That is, until she receives a very unexpected request from France. Antoine Rousseau, who had once turned a lonely French exchange trip into a summer of romance, wants to see her - after thirty years. But Lorrie is a responsible woman. She can't exactly run off to Nice with the man who broke her teenage heart...can she?
Toad away Morris Gleitzman Limpy has a vision. A world where cane toads and humans play mudslides together. And help each other with the shopping. And share their slug sauce and maggot moisturiser. But how does a young cane toad discover the ancient secret of living in peace with humans? First he has to dodge the killer trucks and supermarket trolleys. Then he has to stop his cousin declaring war on the entire human race. Oh, and he has to take a trip to the Amazon. The uplifting tale of one cane toad's heroic journey (with his sister and cousin) across oceans, continents and some really busy roads.
Toad delight Morris Gleitzman Even more desperate to save his family from ending up on his stack of squashed relatives, Limpy takes his quest to the airwaves. When a TV cooking show kidnaps Goliath to be their main ingredient, Limpy sets out to rescue him and ends up on camera himself. Can Limpy use his 15 minutes of fame to get humans to lay off the cane-toad squashing? Or will that be a recipe for disaster? A stirring saga of bravery, sacrifice and prime-time warts-and-all adventure. Tasty.
Toad heaven Morris Gleitzman 'Ouch,' said Limpy. 'Why's my back hurting?' A horrible thought hit him. Perhaps it was a fork wound. Perhaps while he was unconscious the human had tried to eat him. He looked around. 'Stack me,' said Limpy. All he could see was blue plastic. Limpy's on a quest to find toad heaven. A place where cane toads won't be blown up with bike pumps or bashed over the head with folding chairs. Limpy's determined to find this place if it takes the rest of his life. But first he has to get out of the bucket. The stirring saga of one cane toad's dream - and what happens when he wakes up.
Toad rage Morris Gleitzman Uncle Bart reckons humans don't hate cane toads, but Limpy knows they do. He's spotted the signs, the cross looks, the unkind comments, the way they squash cane toads with their cars. Limpy is desperate to save his family and somehow he must make humans see how nice cane toads really are.
We are all weird : the rise of tribes and the end of normal Seth Godin Finally available in bookstores, Seth Godin's cult classic on the future of marketing For generations, marketers, industrialists, and politicians have catered their message to the normal and have tried to tell consumers what they should buy, use and, want. In an industrial, mass-market-driven world, this was efficient and it worked ... until now. The internet has demolished the mass market and weird is the new normal. Human beings prefer to organize in tribes, into groups of people who share a leader or a culture or a definition of normal.
Writing down the bones Natalie Goldberg A collection of essays in which the author explores methods of writing based on her experience in Zen meditation.
She stoops to conquer Oliver Goldsmith Kate is a well-bred lass who passes herself off as a barmaid in order to win the heart of her stuffy suitor. Full of mistaken identities and multiple deceptions, the play pokes fun at the various masks we all wear in different social situations. Along the way, each person learns much about the nature of true love.
Sarah & Duck have a quiet birthday Sarah Gomes Harris It's Sarah's birthday and she's looking forward to having a nice, quiet day! But when all her friends arrive, perhaps the day won't be as quiet as she had hoped? Join Sarah and Duck on another fun and quacky adventure!
Sarah & Duck have a sleepover Sarah Gomes Harris Sarah and Duck have invited their friends over for a sleepover! After an evening full of fun and games, the friends settle down to sleep. There is only one problem . . . no one is tired! Join the friends as they try and find inventive ways to fall asleep.
A touch of Frost. Jo Goodman In the latest western historical romance from USA Today bestselling author Jo Goodman, a rancher rescues a mysterious young woman -but trouble is still on their trail. After his train is robbed at gunpoint, Remington Frost awakens from a blow to find the bandits gone...along with the woman he was shadowing for protection. No stranger to risk, Remington will do what it takes to bring Phoebe Apple to safety and her kidnappers to justice. But ransoming Phoebe is just the start of trouble... Phoebe is shocked to learn that her mysterious rescuer is none other than Remington Frost, the son of her sister's new husband. Home at Twin Star Ranch, she falls happily into western life - and cautiously in love with Remington. But danger hides close to home, and their romance illuminates a web of secrets and betrayal that may put the rancher and his intended bride past the point of rescue.
An honourable thief Anne Gracie The dashing Mr Hugo Devenish had come to London on an important mission: to prevent his innocent nephew from marrying an unsuitable young heiress. He'd never expected to be trounced upon by the most infamous thief in town! All society was agog at the rash of burglaries being committed by the mysterious Chinaman, but Hugo's attention was diverted once he was introduced to his nephew's heiress, the intriguing Miss Kit Singleton. Hugo found himself utterly enchanted.
The stolen princess Anne Gracie The younger son of an earl, Gabriel Fitzpaine earned glory and honor on the battlefield, but now, without purpose, he finds himself deliberately courting danger at every turn. Then one night he races his horse along a death-defying moonlit cliff-and stumbles upon a princess on the run.
Tallie's knight Anne Gracie Miss Thalia Robinson, a destitute orphan, was fortunate that she had been allowed to look after her cousin Laetitia's three adorable children. Tallie usually spent her quiet life lost in daydreams, but the arrival of a house party to aid Magnus, Earl of d'Arenville, to find a wife, turned her world upside down. Magnus's cold facade had been pierced by a delightful small girl, and now he'd decided he wanted children of his own. For that, he needed a wife. But things didn't go according to Laetitia's plan, for he ignored all the debutantes that were presented to him, and, taken with Tallie's loving treatment of the children in her charge, decided that she was the one he would marry...
The virtuous widow Anne Gracie Ellie was afraid she had no future. Left to her own devices now that her husband had passed away, she worried for her daughter's welfare as well as her own. But her world changed when a stranger landed on her doorstep.
A bride for a billionaire : box set Lynne Graham A rich man's whim. Kat Marshall has sacrificed everything for her younger sisters. And with money tighter than ever she's in desperate need of help. Innocent Kat has always hidden her dreams away until she meets enigmatic Russian Mikhail Kusnirovich, whose outrageous offer could make them all come true. Billionaire Mikhail doesn't have dreams. He has money lots of it and he always gets what he wants. Bedding Kat should be easy, but the tempting redhead is impossible to seduce! So Mikhail offers to pay off her debts in exchange for a month on his yacht, in his cabin virginity included!
The desert king's blackmailed bride Lynne Graham With this ring... When naive Polly Dixon lands in the desert kingdom of Dharia clutching an ornate ring -- the only link to her hidden past -- she never expected to be arrested and deposited at the feet of the country's formidable ruler! I thee blackmail! King Rashad is suspicious of desirable Polly, but her possession of the ring has caught the imagination of his country. They believe that Polly is the bride he's been waiting for, so Rashad begins a fiery sensual onslaught to melt away Polly's resolve and have her begging to walk down the aisle!
The Greek's Christmas bride Lynne Graham A good Greek wife...Coldly ruthless and deeply cynical, Apollo Metraxis has made a career of bachelorhood. But when the inheritance of his father's estate is conditional on a marriage and a child, he is forced to do the unthinkable! Unpolished Pixie Robinson is the world's worst choice of a wife for Apollo. Yet her family's mounting debts leave her defenceless and therefore uniquely suitable. But when the wedding night exposes Pixie's untouched vulnerability, striking a chord in the dark reaches of his heart, Apollo is forced to think again. And that's before he discovers that she's carrying not one--but two Metraxis heirs!
Scribbles in the margins : 50 eternal delights of books Daniel Gray Warm, heartfelt and witty, here are fifty short essays of prose poetry dedicated to the simple joy to be found in reading and the rituals around it. These are not wallowing nostalgia; they are things that remain pleasurable and right, that warm our hearts and connect us to books, to reading and to other readers: smells of books, old or new; losing an afternoon organising bookshelves; libraries; watching a child learn to read; reading in bed; impromptu bookmarks; visiting someone's home and inspecting the bookshelves; stains and other reminders of where and when you read a book.
An uncommon protector Shelley Shepard Gray "Overwhelmed by the responsibilities of running a ranch on her own, Laurel Tracey decides to hire a convict--a man who's just scary enough to take care of squatters and just desperate enough to agree to a one year post. The years following the war have been hard on Laurel Tracey. Both her brother and her father died in battle, and her mother passed away shortly after receiving word of their demise. Laurel has been trying to run her two hundred acre ranch as best she can.
The bronze hand Anna Katharine Green Anna Katharine Green (1846-1935) was an American poet and novelist. She was one of the first writers of detective fiction in America and distinguished herself by writing well plotted, legally accurate stories. She is credited with shaping detective fiction into its classic form, and developing the series detective. Her main character was detective Ebenezer Gryce of the New York Metropolitan Police Force, but in three novels he is assisted by the nosy society spinster Amelia Butterworth, the prototype for Miss Marple, Miss Silver and other creations. She also invented the 'girl detective': in the character of Violet Strange, a debutante with a secret life as a sleuth.
A difficult problem Anna Katharine Green Short story of a woman who goes to see a detective after her husband suddenly dies while on travel in another city. Interesting tale of how the murder is found out and the murderer caught.
The millionaire baby Anna Katharine Green A reward of five thousand dollars is offered, by Phil Ocumpaugh, to whoever will give such information as will lead to the recovery, alive or dead, of his six-year-old daughter, Gwendolen, missing since the afternoon of August the 16th, from her home in New York.
The Sunshine sisters Jane Green A mother who asks her three estranged daughters to come home to help her end her life. Ronni Sunshine left London for Hollywood to become a beautiful, charismatic star of the silver screen. But at home, she was a narcissistic, disinterested mother who alienated her three daughters. As soon as possible, tomboy Nell fled her mother's overbearing presence to work on a farm and find her own way in the world as a single mother. The target of her mother's criticism, Meredith never felt good enough, thin enough, pretty enough. Her life took her to London and into the arms of a man whom she may not even love. And Lizzy, the youngest, more like Ronni than any of them, seemed to have it easy, using her drive and ambition to build a culinary career to rival her mother's fame, while her marriage crumbled around her.
Cassandra Kerry Greenwood From Mount Olympus, Aphrodite, the goddess of love, yawned. Even perfection can be tedious. 'My Lord, ' she called to Apollo, 'Sun God and brother. Let us play a game with mortals 'my power against yours.' And so Cassandra, the goldenhaired princess cursed with the gift of prophecy, and Diomenes, the Achaean with the healing hands, become puppets of the gods. Their passions are thwarted, their loves betrayed, their gifts rendered useless for the sake of a wager between the immortals. Doomed, magnificent Troy is the stage, and Cassandra and Diomenes the leading players in this compelling story of the city's fall. Both have found love before, and lost it. Will they find each other in the light of the burning city' And, if they do, can their love survive the machinations of malicious gods and men'
Electra Kerry Greenwood Hector is dead, Troy has fallen in ruins; and unknown to the Argives, refugees from the sack are rebuilding their civilization in New Troy. Agamemnon King of Men returns in triumph to Mycenae, bringing Princess Cassandra among his captives. Diomenes called Chryse and a Trojan sailor pursue her by sea, hoping against hope to rescue her. Their resourcefulness will be strained to its limits by war, pillage and social breakdown. For all is not well in the House of the Axe. In the king's absence, Clytemnestra the Queen has taken a lover Aegisthus and has mixed feelings about her husband's return. And the King's golden-eyed daughter Electra hides a secret of her own which will bring a terrible vengeance. Meanwhile Odysseus, Sacker of Cities, has troubles of his own. He wishes only to return home to Ithaca, but the gods have other ideas.
Medea Kerry Greenwood Medea, Soreress Princess of Colchis, securer of the golden fleece. Her very name is a byword for infamy. Legend had it that she murdered her own children for revenge. But love in Ancient Greece was often a dangerous game, and legends are not always what they seem. Medea, devoted wife of Jason, was also a loving mother, a loyal friend to Herakles and a brave adventurer with the Argonoughts. A woman both betrayer and betrayed, the real story of Medea is strange, sensual and heroic.
The call of the canyon Zane Grey Shellshocked war veteran Glenn Kilbourne, in search of himself in the Arizona wilds, realizes that he can never return to his former superficial life.
Riders of the purple sage Zane Grey In Cottonwoods, Utah, in 1871, a woman stands accused and a man is sentenced to whipping. Into this travesty of small-town justice rides the one man whom the town elders fear. His name is Lassiter, and he is a notorious gunman who's come to avenge his sister's death. It doesn't take Lassiter long to see that this once peaceful Mormon community is controlled by the corrupt Deacon Tull, a powerful elder who's trying to take the woman's land by forcing her to marry him, branding her foreman as a dangerous 'outsider'. Lassiter vows to help them. But when the ranch is attacked by horse thieves, cattle rustlers, and a mysterious masked rider, he realizes that they're up against something bigger, and more brutal, than the land itself.
The captive heart : a novel Michelle Griep Proper English governess Eleanor Morgan flees to the colonies to escape the wrath of a brute of an employer. When the Charles Town family she's to work for never arrives to collect her from the dock, she is forced to settle for the only reputable choice remaining to her - marriage to a man she's never met. Trapper and tracker Samuel Heath is a hardened survivor used to getting his own way by brain or by brawn, and he's determined to find a mother for his young daughter. But finding a wife proves to be impossible. No upstanding woman wants to marry a murderer.
Gallimore Michelle Griep Jessica Neale's faith is lost the day of her husband's death, and with it, her belief in love. In a journey to find peace, she encounters a gentle, green-eyed stranger who leads her to the ruins of the medieval castle, Gallimore. On his way to battle, Colwyn Haukswyrth, knight of Gallimore, comes face to face with a storm the likes of which he's never seen, and a woman in the midst of it who claims to live centuries in the future. The Lady Jessica of Neale is an irksome, provoking bit of woman to be sure. And she's about to turn his beliefs on end.
A heart deceived : a novel Michelle Griep Lies just may be the death of Miri Brayden, unless Ethan Goodwin, a master of deception himself, can rescue her before it's too late.
Dutch fairy tales for young folks William Elliot Griffis
Space lizards ate my sister! Mark Griffiths Asteroid 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.
The confession John Grisham An innocent man is days from execution. Only a guilty man can save him. Travis Boyette is a murderer. In 1998, in the small East Texas city of Sloan, he abducted, raped, and strangled a popular high-school cheerleader. He buried her body so that it would never be found, then watched and waited as police and prosecutors arrested Donte Drumm, a local football star with no connection to the crime. Tried, convicted and sentenced, Drumm was sent to death row: his fate had been decided. Nine years later, Donte Drumm is four days from execution. Over 400 miles away in Kansas, Travis faces a fate of his own: an inoperable brain tumour will soon deliver the end. Reflecting on his miserable life, he decides to do what's right. After years of silence he is ready to confess. But how can a guilty man convince lawyers, judges and politicians that they're about to execute an innocent man?
A horse walks into a bar David Grossman A Horse Walks into a Bar is a shocking and breathtaking read. Betrayals between lovers, the treachery of friends, guilt demanding redress. Flaying alive both himself and the people watching him, Dovaleh G provokes both revulsion and empathy from an audience that doesn't know whether to laugh or cry - and all this in the presence of a former childhood friend who is trying to understand why he's been summoned to this performance.
Rage of the rhino Bear Grylls Beck Granger, on a mission to stop poachers targeting rhinos, gets lost in a South African game reserve. He knows his priorities: find water, food, and a way out - before he gets eaten. Will Beck keep his head and survive? Includes real survival details.
The road to Jonestown : Jim Jones and Peoples Temple Jeff Guinn A 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.
License to thrill Dan Gutman The wackiest road trip in history has reached its final destination. . . . But Coke and Pepsi McDonald aren't in the clear just yet! Before they reach the finish line, the twins will be Abducted by aliens, Trapped with a venomous snake, Pushed through a deadly turbine, and Thrown into a volcano. Craziest of all, their parents might finally believe them! Will the twins make it back home to California in one piece, or will they fall off the top of the Golden Gate Bridge? It's all coming to an end with this fifth book in the Genius Files series. You'll have to read it to believe it!
Space, humans, and farts Dan Gutman Did you know that the planet Jupiter has at least fifty moons? Did you know that Albert Einstein's brain was stolen after he died?! Learn more weird-but-true science facts with A.J. and Andrea from Dan Gutman's bestselling My Weird School series. This all-new series of nonfiction books features hundreds of hysterical facts, plus lots of photos and illustrations.
How to stop time. Matt Haig He may look like an ordinary 41-year-old, but owing to a rare condition, he's been alive for centuries. From Elizabethan England to Jazz Age Paris, from New York to the South Seas, Tom has seen a lot, and now craves an ordinary life. Always changing his identity to stay alive, Tom has the perfect cover - working as a history teacher at a London comprehensive. Here he can teach the kids about wars and witch hunts as if he'd never witnessed them first-hand. He can try and tame the past that is fast catching up with him. The only thing Tom mustn't do is fall in love. How to Stop Time is a wild and bittersweet story about losing and finding yourself, about the certainty of change and about the lifetimes it can take to really learn how to live.
The cosy coffee shop of promises Kellie Hailes Curl up in The Cosy Coffee Shop of Promises with a latte and a scone, the perfect antidote to a grey day! Mel's dream of opening a coffee shop is finally a reality! A cosy little place turning out the best flat whites and most delicious pastries in Devon. In the picture-perfect town of Rabbit's Leap no one can stand in her way - especially local pub owner, Tony. She doesn't care how gorgeous he is, she will not let him steal her customers with his fancy new coffee machine! There is only room in their small town for one coffee shop.but when Hurricane Val - aka her mother - is due to blow into town, Mel is in desperate need of an instant boyfriend. She can't face another hunt to 'find a man' and while Tony may be her business rival, Mel can't help but notice he'd make the perfect fake fiance. If they can strike a deal all they need to do is stick to it, no falling in love, no real feelings and definitely no dreams of a happy-ever-after!
Campaign pictures of the war in South Africa (1899-1900) : letters from the front A G (Alfred Greenwood) Hales
Account of a voyage of discovery to the West Coast of Corea, and the Great Loo-Choo Island Basil Hall
The wolf border Sarah Hall For almost a decade Rachel Caine has turned her back on home, kept distant by family disputes and her work monitoring wolves on an Idaho reservation. But now, summoned by the eccentric Earl of Annerdale and his controversial scheme to reintroduce the Grey Wolf to the English countryside, she is back in the peat and wet light of the Lake District. The earl's project harks back to an ancient idyll of untamed British wilderness though Rachel must contend with modern-day concessions to health and safety, public outrage and political gain and the return of the Grey after hundreds of years coincides with her own regeneration: impending motherhood, and reconciliation with her estranged family. The Wolf Border investigates the fundamental nature of wilderness and wildness, both animal and human. It seeks to understand the most obsessive aspects of humanity: sex, love, and conflict; the desire to find answers to the question of our existence; those complex systems that govern the most superior creature on earth.
Inside the nudge unit : how small changes can make a big difference David (David S) Halpern
The naked god Peter F Hamilton Hell just went quantum...The Confederation is starting to collapse politically and economically, allowing the 'possessed' to infiltrate more worlds. Quinn Dexter is loose on Earth, destroying the giant arcologies one at a time. As Louise Kavanagh tries to track him down, she manages to acquire some strange and powerful allies whose goal does not match her own. The campaign to liberate Mortonbridge from the possessed degenerates into a horrendous land battle, the kind that hasn't been seen by humankind for six hundred years. Then some of the protagonists escape in a very unexpected direction...Joshua Clavert and Syrinx now fly their starships on a mission to find the Sleeping God - which an alien race believes holds the key to finally overthrowing the possessed.
The neutronium alchemist Peter F Hamilton An ancient menace has escaped from Lalonde, shattering the Confederation's existence. In such times the last thing the galaxy needs is a new, powerful weapon. Yet Dr Mzu is determined to retrieve the Alchemist, so that she can complete a vendetta.
The boys of Crawford's Basin : the story of a mountain ranch in the early days of Colorado Sidford F (Sidford Frederick) Hamp
P.S. I still love you Jenny Han Lara Jean didn't expect to really fall for Peter. She and Peter were just pretending. Except suddenly they weren't. Now Lara Jean is more confused than ever. When another boy from her past returns to her life, Lara Jean's feelings for him return too. Can a girl be in love with two boys at once?
Always and forever, Lara Jean Jenny Han Lara Jean is having the best senior year a girl could ever hope for. She is head over heels in love with her boyfriend, Peter; her dad's finally getting remarried to their next door neighbour, Ms. Rothschild; and sister Margot is coming home for the summer just in time for the wedding. But change is looming on the horizon. And while Lara Jean is having fun and keeping busy helping plan her father's wedding, she can't ignore the big life decisions she has to make. Most pressingly, where she wants to go to college and what that means for her relationship with Peter. She watched Margot go through these growing pains. Now Lara Jean's the one who'll be graduating high school and leaving for college and leaving her family -- and possibly the boy she loves -- behind. When your heart and your head are saying two different things, which one should you listen to?
Southern cross secrets Barbara Hannay Deep in the Outback, nestled in Star Valley, lies Southern Cross Ranch, home to the McKinnon family...
Lunch with the generals Derek Hansen Three men sit on the edge of their seats as the master storyteller begins; as the story unfolds, the audience grows uneasy. Is Ramon really describing another man's life, or does he know the monstrous hero of the tale only too well?
Cleek, the master detective Thomas W Hanshew
Little Pip eats the colours of the rainbow : recipes to help your child eat adventurously Amie Harper The world of food can be a colourful and curious one for little children, and helping them to develop a love of good food can be one of life's most rewarding adventures. 'Eating the rainbow' in the form of fresh brightly coloured food not only ensures their nutritional needs are being met, it makes introducing new textures and flavours a lot of fun. In this follow-up to Baby Pip Eats, nutritionist, recipe developer and food stylist Amie Harper offers a charming collection of recipes for breakfasts, snacks and dinners you and your little one will adore.
The things I should have told you Carmel Harrington Every family has a story... But for the Guinness family a happy ending looks out of reach. Olly and Mae's marriage is crumbling, their teenage daughter Evie is on a mission to self-destruct and their beloved Pops is dying of cancer. Their once strong family unit is slowly falling apart. But Pops has one final gift to offer his beloved family - a ray of hope to cling to. As his life's journey draws to a close, he sends his family on an adventure across Europe in a camper van, guided by his letters, his wisdom and his love. Because Pops knows that all his family need is time to be together, to find their love for each other and to find their way back home.
The qoman at 72 Derry Lane Carmel Harrington On a leafy suburban street in Dublin, beautiful, poised Stella Greene lives with her successful husband, Matt. The perfect couple in every way, Stella appears to have it all. Next door, at number 72 however, lives Rea Brady. Gruff, bad-tempered and rarely seen besides the twitching of her net curtains, rumour has it she's lost it all...including her marbles if you believe the neighbourhood gossip. But appearances can be deceiving and when Stella and Rea's worlds collide they realise they have much in common. Both are trapped in a prison of their own making. Has help been next door without them realising it?
The happiness trap : stop struggling, start living Russ Harris This 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.
Ancient art and ritual Jane Ellen Harrison
Red moon rising Paula Harrison Laney's thinks the summer's going to be boring but how wrong she is! From the moment she sees a blood-red moon, things take a turn for the magical. For Laney is a faerie, a member of the Mist Tribe, and things are about to get exciting, and mysterious, and dangerous. Laney and her faerie friends must stop an evil Shadow Faerie finding the magical objects he needs to become all-powerful. Each book deals with the quest for a different object.
The girl and the ghosts : the true story of a lost little girl and the foster carer who rescued her from the past Angela Hart 'So, is it a girl or a boy, and how old?' Jonathan asked as soon as we were alone in the shop. My husband knew from the animated look on my face, and the way I was itching to talk to him, that our social worker had been asking us to look after another child. I filled Jonathan in as quickly as I could and he gave a thin, sad smile. 'Bruises?' he said. 'And a moody temperament? Poor little girl. Of course we can manage a few days.' I gave Jonathan a kiss on the cheek. 'I knew you'd say that. It's exactly what I thought.' We were well aware that the few days could run into weeks or even longer, but we didn't need to discuss this. We'd looked after dozens of children who had arrived like Maria, emotionally or physically damaged, or both.
I can't make this up : life lessons Kevin Hart Superstar comedian and Hollywood box office star Kevin Hart turns his immense talent to the written word by writing some words. Some of those words include: the The question you're probably asking yourself right now is: What does Kevin Hart have that a book also has? According to the three people who have seen Kevin Hart and a book in the same room, the answer is clear: A book is compact. Kevin Hart is compact. A book has a spine that holds it together. Kevin Hart has a spine that holds him together. A book has a beginning.
Flesh and blood John Harvey Following his wife's betrayal and his own retirement from the force, Detective Inspector Elder has fled as far as it is possible to go in England without running out of land. But he is haunted by the past and in particular by the unsolved disappearance of 16-year-old Susan Blacklock.
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.
The lowcountry romance collection Rachel Hauck
Twelve kisses to midnight Karen Hawkins In the snowy Scottish countryside, New York Times bestselling author Karen Hawkins's rakish duke has an unforgettable holiday encounter in this delightful Regency novella. When the alluring lady he surprises under the mistletoe is not who he expected--but a long-lost love with a score to settle--it's clear that this will be a Christmas he won't soon forget.
The girl in the glass James (James H) Hayman Two identical women. Two identical murders. Two lives brutally cut short 108 years apart. June 1904. Aimee Garnier Whitby, a beautiful French artist and wife of one of Maine's richest and most powerful men, is found near death on the Whitby family's private summer island, the letter "A" mysteriously carved into her chest. June 2012. Veronica Aimee Whitby, the eighteen-year-old descendant and virtual double of the first Aimee, becomes the victim of a near perfect copycat murder. With another beautiful, promising young Whitby woman slain, the media begin to swarm and pressure builds for Mike McCabe and Maggie Savage to bring the killer quickly to justice. But the key to solving Aimee's death just might have been buried with her beautiful ancestor.
Old cookery books and ancient cuisine William Carew Hazlitt
Characters of Shakespeare's plays William Hazlitt
Australian midwives Paula Heelan Like Beth McCrae's bestselling Outback Midwife, these real-life stories come from Australian midwives working in the outback, where they share their experiences of that most commonplace but miraculous event, the birth of a child. Sweet, funny and sometimes sad, these stories share what it is to be an Australian midwife in remote areas where resources are limited. A moving and celebratory collection of tales that brings you close to the drama and wonder of birth. Each of the thirteen midwives in this book work in extreme locations with few resources, but armed with only courage and skill, they regularly save lives and birth babies in difficult circumstances--on an airstrip, a cattle station, a dinghy (knee-deep in water with a wary eye out for the local croc), a troop-carrier or in the face of a cyclone. These stories are a tribute to both the skill of the midwives and the courage of the mothers. For these women, midwifery is not just a job - it's a committed and passionate way of life.
A farewell to arms Ernest Hemingway Set in the waning days of the First World War A Farewell to Arms (1929) is the epic love story of American ambulance driver Frederic Henry and British V.A.D. Catherine Barkley, who are drawn together yet torn apart by the tides of war. Drawing on his experiences as an ambulance driver in the First World War, A Farewell to Arms is considered to be Hemingway's bleakest novel, depicting the futility of war and the cynicism of soldiers during wartime, but remains one of his best known and loved literary works.
Leap in : a woman, some waves and the will to swim Alexandra Heminsley Alexandra Heminsley thought she could swim. She really did. It may have been because she could run. It may have been because she wanted to swim; or perhaps because she only ever did ten minutes of breaststroke at a time. But, as she learned one day while flailing around in the sea, she really couldn't. Believing that a life lived fully isn't one with the most money earned, the most stuff bought or the most races won, but one with the most experiences, experienced the most fully, she decided to conquer her fear of the water. From the ignominy of getting into a wetsuit to the triumph of swimming from Kefalonia to Ithaca, in becoming a swimmer, Alexandra learns to appreciate her body and still her mind. As it turns out, the water is never as frightening once you're in, and really, everything is better when you remember to exhale.
Threads of suspicion Dee Henderson Dee 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. Evie and her new partner, David Marshal, are assigned to a pair of unrelated cases in suburban Chicago, and while both involve persons now missing for several years, the cases couldn't be more different. While Evie opens old wounds in a close-knit neighbourhood to find a missing college student, David searches for a private investigator working for a high-powered client. With a deep conviction that "justice for all" truly matters, Evie and David are unrelenting in their search for the truth. But Evie must also find answers to the questions that lie just beneath the surface in her personal life.
The broken rules of Ten : Tenzing Norbu's first mystery Gay Hendricks In this prequel to the popular Tenzing Norbu Mystery series, we meet Ten as a confused 13-year-old boy-before his life as an ex-Buddhist-monk, ex-LAPD-officer, turned private eye. The Broken Rules of Ten invites readers to join Ten as he navigates his first brush with mysticism, mystery, and maybe even murder. Like most teenagers, Ten's life is rife with change and emotional upheaval. In addition to his newfound fascination with girls and some unexpected bodily sensations, he's been spending less time with his Parisian mother and more time in his Tibetan father's Dharamshala monastery.
The first rule of Ten : a Tenzing Norbu mystery Gay Hendricks "Don't ignore intuitive tickles lest they reappear as sledgehammers." That's the first rule of Ten. Tenzing Norbu ("Ten" for short)-ex-monk and soon-to-be ex-cop-is a protagonist unique to our times. In The First Rule of Ten, the first instalment in a three-book detective series, we meet this spiritual warrior who is singularly equipped, if not occasionally ill-equipped, as he takes on his first case as a private investigator in Los Angeles. Growing up in a Tibetan Monastery, Ten dreamed of becoming a modern-day Sherlock Holmes. So when he was sent to Los Angeles to teach he ended up becoming a cop.
At Agincourt : a tale of the white hoods of Paris G A (George Alfred) Henty Tells the story of the long and bloody feud between the houses of Orleans and Burgundy, from its commencement to the time when both factions laid aside their differences at the battle of Agincourt. When a 17-year-old man-at-arms finds his liege lord has allegiances on both sides of the Hundred Years' War, he must make a decision about who to fight for.
At the point of the bayonet : a tale of the Mahratta War G A (George Alfred) Henty
Bonnie Prince Charlie : a tale of Fontenoy and Culloden G A (George Alfred) Henty Although it is set during the reign of Bonnie Prince Charlie (King Charles III), G. A. Henty's 1888 novel is not a story of the young monarch's life. Bonnie Prince Charlie: A Tale of Fontenoy and Culloden centres around Ronald Leslie, a young Scotsman who is one of the last of his generation to serve in the French Army. Henty's critics have suggested that the entire text could be a comment on King Charles III's reign, as evidenced by the book's title.
Four unpublished novels Frank Herbert Frank Herbert will forever be known as the "author of Dune," the science fiction masterpiece that made his career and made his name. But he was an exceptionally diverse author who wrote in numerous genres. Even at the beginning of his writing career, Frank Herbert wrote whatever inspired him, irrespective of genre, market, or audience tastes. After the success of his first novel The Dragon in the Sea (1955), Herbert wrote numerous novels and short stories that failed to find a market. He persevered until finally, seven years later, he wrote the most unpublishable novel of all, Dune--which, once it finally found a home with an obscure publisher, finally made Frank Herbert a household name synonymous with science fiction.
Unpublished stories Frank Herbert Even the author of DUNE--the best-selling science fiction novel of all time--had trouble getting published. At first. Frank Herbert wanted to be a writer, and though today his name is practically synonymous with world-building and epic science fiction, Herbert didn't start out with a particular genre in mind.
Certified cowboy ; Cowboy in the extreme ; Cowboy to the max Rita B Herron Certified Cowboy. After a successful career as a Texas rodeo champ, Johnny Long quit living on the wild side. Now he was devoted to giving kids a second chance. But when he hires a mysterious woman, Johnny knows trouble has re-entered his life. Not only is Rachel Presley beautiful, but the fear in her eyes -- and in those of her five-year-old son -- practically breaks his hardened heart. Sharing some of his secrets is the only way to get to the bottom of Rachel's...even if revealing them could have their own dangerous consequences.
Cowboy cop ; Native cowboy ; Ultimate cowboy Rita B Herron Cowboy Cop. Miles McGregor had dedicated his life to justice, and with his latest arrest behind bars, the detective finally had more time to spend with his son, Timmy. Then the unthinkable happened --Timmy's mother was murdered before his eyes. Miles's only choice was to bring his little boy to the Bucking Bronc Lodge, a ranch where young boys heal. Jordan Keys is an expert at rehabilitating children. But when it comes to Miles, she is lost. The sexy detective is harder to reach...and a whole lot less willing to try. Before long, though, a killer comes calling and Jordan witnesses the true power of Miles McGregor. And just how far he'll go to rescue them from this living nightmare.
The last McCullen Rita B Herron Could a kidnapping finally lead to the last McCullen finding his way home? If there's one thing Special Agent Ryder Banks hates, it's handcuffing a woman. And Tia Jeffries is not a violent person, but her infant son has been abducted--or worse. Determined to find her baby, the pretty single mom agrees to ditch the gun and work undercover with the sexy agent. Posing as a couple desperate to adopt, they find a murky world of baby brokers, scams--and a connection to the McCullens, Ryder's birth family. When bullets start flying, Ryder risks everything to make Tia and her baby his own...
Lock, stock and McCullen Rita B Herron Sherriff Maddox McCullen cradled Rose Worthington, every protective fibre of his being firing as she shuddered against him. She told him how she had been brutally attacked and had killed the man--her fiance!--in self defense. But when Maddox investigates the crime scene, he finds nothing. No bullet casing, no blood, no body. The deeper Maddox probes, the more questions arise, revealing a mysterious past that shatters all Rose has ever known. Caught in the crosshairs of escalating danger--and his powerful desire for Rose--Maddox vows to protect her. He'll risk his life to find a desperate enemy who will stop at nothing to keep the past buried.
McCullen's secret son Rita B Herron His child's life was on the line--and time was running out...Sexy-as-sin rodeo star Brett McCullen is Willow James Howard's past. But when her estranged husband is killed and her son kidnapped, she's forced to accept help from the man who broke her heart. Little does Brett know that the very child he's trying to rescue is his own flesh and blood--the result of a fling years earlier. He can't deny his rising desire at Willow's reappearance, even as he struggles to forgive her secret. But with the ransom deadline looming, Brett must go to extremes to save the family he never knew he wanted...
The missing McCullen Rita B Herron A loner seeks redemption...a single mother seeks the truth Defense attorney BJ Alexander is crafty, brilliant, and deeply scarred by the loss of her husband and child. Hired by the McCullen family, who believe Cash Koker to be their lost brother, BJ commits to the case--and vows not to become entangled with her devastatingly handsome client. Unfortunately, Cash is no stranger to hardship, and their mutual attraction is overwhelming. But nothing can prepare him when charges are mistakenly brought against him. Cash insists he's being framed, and it's up to BJ to find the truth. Because not only is Cash's life at stake, but so is that of a missing little boy...
Roping Ray McCullen Rita B Herron As soon as he was old enough, Ray McCullen left Horseshoe Creek and never looked back. It took his father's funeral to return, though his anger hadn't quite subsided. That's where he met Scarlet Lovett, who seemed to know more about his family's secrets than he did. Secrets ready to explode. Suddenly, Ray was at the centre of a dangerous inheritance battle, with Scarlet caught in the middle. She'd only known kindness from the McCullens, but had enough pluck to stand her ground. And if Ray was to truly belong back home, he sure had to live up to the family name.
Warrior Son Rita B Herron Deputy Sheriff Roan Whitefeather never thought he'd set foot on Horseshoe Creek. He was from a different world. But when the ranch's patriarch dies unexpectedly, Roan suspects foul play. And so does Dr. Megan Lail. Roan has been trying to avoid the beautiful medical examiner since the one incredible night they spent in each other's arms. After all, they had work to do. But crossing paths again only stirs up old feelings--and an even older web of murder and deception. The deeper he investigates, the more he realises everyone has secrets. What will they do when they discover Roan holds the biggest secret of them all?
Amsterdam style guide : eat sleep shop Monique van den Heuvel Amsterdam is famed for its pretty canals, world-class galleries and edgy night life, but, as with any major city, a new generation is busy establishing design studios, cafes, clothing stores and creative spaces - breathing new life into former industrial areas and quiet neighbourhood streets. Monique van den Heuvel's Amsterdam Style Guide is a refreshing alternative to traditional travel guides: shining a light on small businesses run by people who love what they do. Monique's favourite places to eat, sleep and shop, as well as insider tips from local business owners, will help you make the most of your visit. This Amsterdam is best travelled by bike or canal boat, at a pace that allows for plenty of diversions; whether that's lunch and a smoothie at a health-food cafe, shopping for vintage treasures with a latte in hand, or enjoying an evening cocktail by the water ... inspiration lies around every corner.
Black sheep Georgette Heyer Miss Abigail Wendover's efforts to detach her spirited niece Fanny from a plausible fortune-hunter are complicated by the arrival in Bath of Miles Caverleigh. The black sheep of his family, a cynical, outrageous care-for-naught with a scandalous past - that would be a connection more shocking even than Fanny's unwise liaison with his nephew! But Abbey, adept at managing her sweet, silly sister Selina, her lively niece, and the host of her admirers among Bath's circumscribed society, has less success in managing her own unruly heart...
The conqueror Georgette Heyer William the Bastard, base-born son of the Duke of Normandy, must fight the King of France to regain his Duchy. Spurned in love by the Princess Matilda, the fighting Duke dares to take a whip to her in her own father's palace, before making her his bride. William the Conqueror sails to England to claim the Saxon King's crown and sceptre for his own.
Faro's daughter Georgette Heyer Deborah Grantham, mistress of her aunt's elegant gaming house, must find a way to restore herself and her aunt to respectability, preferably without accepting either of two repugnant offers. One is from an older, very rich and rather corpulent lord whose reputation for licentious behaviour disgusts her; the other from the young, puppyish scion of a noble family whose relatives are convinced she is a fortune hunter. The young suitor's uncle, Max Ravenscar, comes to buy her off, an insult so scathing that it leads to a volley of passionate reprisals, escalating between them to a level of flair and fury that can only have one conclusion.
Frederica Georgette Heyer
Pistols for two : and other stories Georgette Heyer In eleven charming short stories, the Queen of Regency romance presents an exquisite romp through affairs of honour and affairs of the heart. Featuring rakes and rascals, orphans and heirs, beauties and their beaus, the legendary Georgette Heyer's signature wit and immitable style bring the regency world dazzlingly alive.
Powder and patch Georgette Heyer Cleone Charteris is the joy and despair of all the young men of the countryside, and she seeks a husband, a man who can duel and dice with the best of them. One of the men after her heart is the masterful and handsome Mr. Philip Jettan. But compared to other men in 18th-century England, Philip is out of step, he is careless in his appearance and, in Cleone's own words, she cannot marry him because he is 'a raw country bumpkin'. He even refuses to buy a wig! His hopes dashed, but wanting to win over the woman he loves, Philip leaves for Paris, to learn to be a gentleman.
Royal escape Georgette Heyer This brilliantly entertaining novel is a fictionalization of the true story of Charles II, charting his daring flight to France after the Battle of Worcester, where Cromwell and his Protestant forces defeated the Catholic king.
The Spanish bride Georgette Heyer
On second thought Kristan Higgins Ainsley O'Leary is so ready to get married - she's even found the engagement ring her boyfriend has stashed away. What she doesn't anticipate is for Eric to blindside her with a tactless break-up he chronicles in a blog - which (of course) goes viral. Devastated and humiliated, Ainsley turns to her half-sister, Kate, who's already struggling after the sudden loss of her new husband.
Army life in a Black regiment Thomas Wentworth Higginson
Salads, sandwiches and chafing-dish dainties : with fifty iIllustrations of original dishes Janet McKenzie Hill "There is positive need of more widespread knowledge of the principles of cookery. Few women know how to cook an egg or boil a potato properly, and the making of the perfect loaf of bread has long been assigned a place among the "lost arts." By many women cooking is considered, at best, a homely art, a necessary kind of drudgery; and the composition, if not the consumption, of salads and chafing-dish productions has been restricted, hitherto, chiefly to that half of the race "who cook to please themselves."
There are no ghosts in the Soviet Union : Dalziel and Pasco stories Reginald Hill In suburban Luton, a private detective on his first case discovers that curiosity can kill more than just the cat. Meanwhile, in wartime Boulogne, one officer will do anything to ensure that his men are ready to kill for their country. And in Stalinist Moscow, Inspector Chislenko must find out why three people have just witnessed a 50-year-old murder. From France to Russia, the 1830s to 1916 and the present day, Reginald Hill has crafted half a dozen tantalizing tales of the unexpected, featuring best-loved characters such as Joe Sixsmith and, of course, Andy Dalziel and Peter Pascoe.
The travelling bag : and other ghostly stories Susan Hill
Song of the lion Anne Hillerman While investigating a car bomb meant for a mediator for a development planned at the Grand Canyon, tribal police officers Manuelito, Chee, and their mentor Lieutenant Leaphorn piece together clues that link the bombing to a cold case and a very patient killer with a long-range plot for revenge.
Aus meinem Leben Paul von Hindenburg
Secrets we keep Faith Hogan Two distant relatives, drawn together in companionship are forced to confront their pasts and learn that some people are good at keeping secrets and some secrets are never meant to be kept. A bittersweet story of love, loss and life. Perfect for the fans of Freya North and Amanda Prowse. The beautiful old Bath House in Ballytokeep has lain empty and abandoned for decades. For devoted pensioners Archie and Iris, it holds too many conflicting memories of their adolescent dalliances and tragic consequences - sometimes it's better to leave the past where it belongs. For highflying, top London divorce lawyer Kate Hunt, it's a fresh start - maybe even her future. On a winter visit to see her estranged Aunt Iris she falls in love with the Bath House. Inspired, she moves to Ballytokeep leaving her past heartache 600 miles away - but can you ever escape your past or your destiny?
The obstacle is the way : the ancient art of turning adversity to advantage. Ryan Holiday We give up too easily. With a simple change of attitude, what seem like insurmountable obstacles become once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. Ryan Holiday, who dropped out of college at nineteen to serve as an apprentice to bestselling 'modern Machiavelli' Robert Greene and is now a media consultant for billion-dollar brands, draws on the philosophy of the Stoics to guide you in every situation, showing that what blocks our path actually opens one that is new and better. If the competition threatens you, it's time to be fearless, to display your courage.
Stars and planets Simon Holland Open your eyes to a world of discovery and explore the wonders of our universe with Eyewonder: Stars and Planets. Eyewonder Stars and Planets takes you on a journey to our Solar System revealing the secrets of stars and planets. From the huge volcanoes on Venus and massive storms on Jupiter to phases of the moon and astronauts blasting into space Eyewonder Stars and Planets is your guide to our solar system. Brimming with fun facts for kids about the planets and wonders of our solar system, Eyewonder Stars and Planets is the ideal homework or school project helper and those who want to learn everything about space.
Bride of Pendorric Victoria Holt For hundreds of years the house Pendorric has stood, noble and arrogant on the Cornish cliffs. From the day Favel came to Pendorric as the bride of Roc Pendorric she was drawn more and more under the spell of the place and the legend that hung about it of the curse of the Brides of Pendorric who have all died mysteriously and tragically.
Frivolous cupid Anthony Hope
The prisoner of Zenda Anthony Hope Wealthy young Rudolph Rassendyll visits Ruritania looking for action and amusement and is suddenly involved in a daring deception to save the young king who bears an uncanny resemblance to himself.
The amateur cracksman E W (Ernest William) Hornung
White sand. 1 Rik Hoskin 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.
Pocketbooks and pistols Dorothy (Dorothy A) Howell Haley Randolph isn't exactly a model sales clerk at Holt's Department Store. But when the corporate office acquires a high-end boutique chain and extends a juicy discount to employees, the fashionista will do anything-maybe even a little hard work-to keep the part-time gig and clinch a Mystique handbag, the season's absolute must-have, at a heart-stopping price... With the extra duties she's taking on, Haley's positioning herself to be Employee of the Month.
Highland conqueror Hannah Howell Lady Jolene Gerard is running out of time - each moment she remains within the walls of Drumwich Castle, she is in jeopardy. Her only chance lays with a prisoner chained to the dungeon walls, a Scotsman who, in return for freedom, helps Jolene and her young nephew escape her cousin's deadly snare. Pursued by murderous villains, Jolene is prepared to fight for her life.
Highland groom Hannah Howell Sir Diarmot MacEnroy, deciding his illegitimate children need a mother and his keep needs a proper lady, now stands before the altar with a gentle bride he hopes is too shy to disrupt his life or break his heart. The nuptials, however, are interrupted by the appearance of a flame-haired beauty carrying two babies, boldly claiming that she is his wife and mother of his twin infant sons. Armed with her seven very large brothers, she has come to demand her due. Having waited one year for the return of the handsome laird who wed her, bedded her, then disappeared, Ilsa Campbell MacEnroy takes matters into her own hands and sets out to reclaim the man she briefly and passionately loved. Stunned by his denial, her heart softens when she learns of the injury that has ravaged his memory. Now, she faces the nearly impossible task of conquering his past - and his fierce reluctance to share his heart.
Highland warrior Hannah Howell Fleeing an obsessed suitor, Fiona MacEnroy rides recklessly into Scotland's wildest hills and is captured by a horde of well-armed men. Instead of battling for her life, she finds herself swept away by a powerful stranger and carried off to a remote, forbidding keep. Oddly, here at Scarglas, a place shrouded in mystery and the black reputation of the rogue clan MacFingal, Fiona feels a strange, comforting sense of safety...and a consuming passion for its rugged laird. Spellbound by Fiona's beauty yet determined to fight the longing she ignites, Ewan MacFingal plots to ransom Fiona back to her kin. Sworn to protect his eccentric clan against the dangers invading Scarglas, he refuses to be weakened by the power of a woman whose every glance and touch tell him that she is everything his heart desires. Now, as pride and passion war within, dark peril and forbidding secrets will force them to trust what has yet to be spoken, the unshakable power of a timeless love.
The brightest stars of summer Leila Howland Wedding bells are ringing on the Cape! It's summer again, and Marigold, Zinnia, and Lily are heading back to their beloved Pruet to help bride-to-be Aunt Sunny plan her big day. But cake and decorations aren't the only items on the girls' agenda this summer. Marigold can't wait to escape the embarrassment of being cut from one of Hollywood's biggest blockbusters--especially after she bragged to all her friends that she was in it.
Forget-me-not summer Leila Howland When their parents, a screenwriter and a film editor, go off on summer projects, Marigold, twelve, Zinnia, eleven, and Lily, five, must visit their Great Aunt Sunny in Cape Cod, where they learn much about themselves and each other and grow closer than ever.
Case of need : a novel Jeffery Hudson When one doctor is accused of murder, it takes another to set him freeIn the tightly knit world of Boston medicine, the Randall family reigns supreme. When heart surgeon J.D. Randall's teenage daughter dies during a botched abortion, the medical community threatens to explode. Was it malpractice? A violation of the Hippocratic Oath? Or was Karen Randall murdered in cold blood?
Les miserables. Tome i, Fantine Victor Hugo
Les miserables. Tome ii, Cosette Victor Hugo
Les miserables. Tome iii, Marius Victor Hugo
Les miserables. Tome iv, L'idylle rue Plumet et l'epopee rue Saint-Denis Victor Hugo
Les miserables. Tome v, Jean Valjean Victor Hugo
A coin of Edward VII : a detective story Fergus Hume
Sweetbriar Cottage Denise Hunter When Noah and Josephine Mitchell discover their divorce was never actually finalised, their lives are turned upside down ... Following his divorce, Noah gave up his dream job, settling at a remote horse ranch in the Blue Ridge Mountains of northern Georgia, putting much-needed distance between himself and the former love of his life.
We were the lucky ones Georgia Hunter The 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.
An uncommon courtship Kristi Ann Hunter Life for Lady Adelaide Bell was easier if she hid in her older sister's shadow--which worked until her sister got married. Even with the pressure of her socially ambitious mother, the last thing she expected was a marriage of convenience to save her previously spotless reputation. Lord Trent Hawthorne couldn't be happier that he is not the duke in the family. He's free to manage his small estate and take his time discovering the life he wants to lead, which includes grand plans of wooing and falling in love with the woman of his choice. When he finds himself honour bound to marry a woman he doesn't know, his dream of a marriage like his parents' seems lost forever. Already starting their marriage on shaky ground, can Adelaide and Trent's relationship survive the pressures of London society?
The most dangerous duke in London Madeline Hunter Notorious nobleman seeks revenge: Name and title: Adam Penrose, Duke of Stratton. Affiliation: London's elite Society of Decadent Dukes. Family history: Scandalous. Personality traits: Dark and brooding, with a thirst for revenge. Ideal romantic partner: A woman of means, with beauty and brains, willing to live with reckless abandon. Desire: Clara Cheswick, gorgeous daughter of his family's sworn enemy. Faint of heart need not apply: Clara may be the woman Adam wants, but there's one problem: she's far more interested in publishing her women's journal than getting married--especially to a man said to be dead-set on vengeance. Though, with her nose for a story, Clara wonders if his desire for justice is sincere--along with his incredibly unnerving intention to be her husband. If her weak-kneed response to his kiss is any indication, falling for Adam clearly comes with a cost. But who knew courting danger could be such exhilarating fun?
The end we start from Megan Hunter In the midst of a mysterious environmental crisis, as London is submerged below flood waters, a woman gives birth to her first child, Z. Days later, the family are forced to leave their home in search of safety. As they move from place to place, shelter to shelter, their journey traces both fear and wonder as Z's small fists grasp at the things he sees, as he grows and stretches, thriving and content against all the odds. This is a story of new motherhood in a terrifying setting: a familiar world made dangerous and unstable, its people forced to become refugees. Startlingly beautiful, Megan Hunter's The End We Start From is a gripping novel that paints an imagined future as realistic as it is frightening. And yet, though the country is falling apart around them, this family's world of new life and new hope sings with love.
The autobiography of St. Ignatius of Loyola Ignatius
A book of remarkable criminals H B (Henry Brodribb) Irving
Chourmo Jean-Claude Izzo Book two in the Marseilles Trilogy. This second novel in Izzo's acclaimed Marseilles trilogy is a touching tribute to the author's beloved city, in all its colour and complexity. Fabio Montale is an unwitting hero in this city of melancholy beauty. Fabio Montale has left a police force marred by corruption, xenophobia and greed. But getting out is not going to be so easy. When his cousin's son goes missing, Montale is dragged back onto the mean streets of a violent, crime-infested Marseilles. To discover the truth about the boy's disappearance, he infiltrates a dangerous underworld of mobsters, religious fanatics, crooked cops and ordinary people driven to extremes by desperation.
Solea Jean-Claude Izzo Ex-cop, loner, Fabio Montale returns in this stunning conclusion to Jean-Claude Izzo's Marseilles trilogy. Italian Mafiosi are hunting journalist-activist Babette Bellini, and the body count is growing as they close in on their prey. In desperation, Bellini seeks help from her former lover, Montale. Before he has time to shake off his most recent hangover, Montale is receiving sinister phone calls from men with Italian accents who want him to find Bellini for them. Like a woman he can't leave, like strong liquor he can't refuse, Marseilles lures Montale back into its violent embrace. This is a Marseilles that will break your heart. A modern city and an ancient Mediterranean port, a melting pot of ethnicities and a cauldron boiling with human passions, a place of natural splendour and of sudden violence. Solea is Izzo's heartfelt cry against the criminal forces corrupting his beloved city. It is his farewell to Marseilles and to its ideal protagonist, Fabio Montale. It concludes an unforgettable trilogy that epitomizes the aspirations and ideals of the Mediterranean noir movement.
Total chaos Jean-Claude Izzo Book one in the Marseilles Trilogy. In Jean-Claude Izzo's novels, Marseilles is explosive, multi-ethnic, breathtakingly beautiful and deadly. Ugo, Manu, and Fabio grew up together on the mean streets of Marseilles where friendship means everything. They promised to stay true to one another and swore that nothing would break their bond. But people and circumstances change. Ugo and Manu have been drawn into the criminal underworld of Europe's toughest, most violent and vibrant city. When Manu is murdered and Ugo returns from abroad to avenge his friend's death, only to be killed himself, it is left to the third in this trio, Detective Fabio Montale, to ensure justice is done. Despite warnings from both his colleagues in law enforcement and his acquaintances in the underworld, Montale cannot forget the promise he once made Manu and Ugo. He's going to find their killer even if it means going too far. Fabio Montale is the perfect protagonist in this city of melancholy beauty. A disenchanted cop with an inimitable talent for living who turns his back on a police force marred by corruption and racism and, in the name of friendship, takes the fight against the mafia into his own hands.
Round to ours : setting the mood and cooking the food : menus for every gathering Laura Jackson If you love planning menus, styling your home for a party and spending laidback time in your kitchen, then you need to come "Round to Ours". Supper club superstars Jackson & Levine like to keep it simple. They do all the hard work for you, offering over 20 ready-made menu ideas, with more than 100 recipes that celebrate the pleasures of cooking for friends and family. This cookbook has the perfect combination of menu ideas and recipes for every occasion. It is the home cook's ultimate secret weapon; whether you're throwing a dinner party for six on a Friday night or are putting on a festive Boxing Day spread for the family, this one-stop-shop will tell you how to set the mood, cook the food and create a truly memorable gathering.
Winds of change Anna Jacobs Miranda Fox has devoted much of her life to caring for her elderly father. After his tragic death, she starts to make plans for her future, funded by the inheritance she is sure will be coming her way, but it seems her arrogant and domineering half-brother has very different ideas ... Then a chance encounter with a man who has been given months to live boosts Miranda's confidence, and as their friendship grows she finally learns to stand up for herself and her dreams. Can Miranda find the happiness that she deserves?
Celtic fairy tales Joseph Jacobs
English fairy tales Joseph Jacobs
Curry easy vegetarian Madhur Jaffrey Madhur Jaffrey is the queen of curries and the world authority on Indian Food, having published over 15 cookbooks on the subject over the last 40 years. Following on from her bestselling cookbook, Curry Easy, Madhur is back with a beautiful new cookbook, Vegetarian Curry Easy. Offering over 200 brand new and simply delicious recipes, Madhur cooks a tantalising, mouth-watering array of meat-free dishes and proves, yet again, how easy it is to cook authentic Indian food at home.
Madhur Jaffrey's curry nation : Britain's 100 favourite recipes Madhur Jaffrey Travelling across Britain, visiting local Indian and South Asian communities, Madhur reveals how it's possible to sample virtually the whole of Indian cuisine without ever leaving the British Isles.
The thing about love Julie James FBI agents Jessica Harlow and John Shepherd have a past. The former lawyer and cocky Army Ranger clashed during their training at Quantico and gladly went their separate ways after graduating from the Academy. Six years later, the last thing either of them expects is to be assigned to work as partners in a high-profile undercover sting.
Need you dead Peter James Lorna Belling, desperate to escape the marriage from hell, falls for the charms of another man who promises her the earth. But, as Lorna finds, life seldom follows the plans you've made. A chance photograph on a client's mobile phone changes everything for her. When the body of a woman is found in a bath in Brighton, Detective Superintendent Roy Grace is called to the scene. At first it looks an open and shut case with a clear prime suspect. Then other scenarios begin to present themselves, each of them tantalizingly plausible, until, in a sudden turn of events, and to his utter disbelief, the case turns more sinister than Grace could ever have imagined.
From dare to due date Christy Jeffries Mia Palinski had never even considered herself the kind of girl to have a one-night stand. Yet there she was, in a big-city hotel room, wrapped in the arms of a handsome stranger she simply couldn't resist. Now she's pregnant, and she has no idea how to contact the father--until he shows up in her hometown of Sugar Falls. The man she knew only as 'GP' is Dr Garrett (Patrick) McCormick. The ski town's newest orthopaedist has literally just opened his practice when Mia walked through his door. And although he is surprised at her announcement, he's ready to jump right into fatherhood. Mia, on the other hand, is wary. Doctor Daddy seems wonderful, but can she trust Garrett with her heart when he won't reveal his own?
Don't look now. 3 Paul Jennings Ricky is an ordinary boy, who can fly, and who dreams of being famous. In these adventures, he finds himself flying high above a dog and a pack of Girl Guides. If they look up, he will fall straight on top of them - not just embarrassing, but deadly. Yet flying may be the only way he can gain Samantha's attention.
Don't look now. 4/ Paul Jennings, Andrew Weldon. Paul Jennings At last, Ricky is friends with Samantha. But he still wants to be FAMOUS. Find out if he can finally realise his dream even though he can't let anyone see him fly.
Paul Jennings' spookiest stories Paul Jennings The Paul Jennings' phenomenon began with the publication of Unreal! in 1985 and, eight million books later, readers all around the world continue to devour his stories. This special edition anthology boasts twenty of Paul's spookiest, fun-filled yarns, hand picked by the author for a spine-tingling reading experience.
Paul Jennings' weirdest stories. Paul Jennings A collection of strange and unusual stories by Australian author Paul Jennings, primarily involving schoolchildren, and with an emphasis on the supernatural.
For the record Regina (Regina Lea) Jennings Betsy Huckabee has big-city dreams, but nobody outside of tiny Pine Gap, Missouri, seems interested in the articles she writes for her uncle's newspaper. Her hopes for independence may be crushed, until the best idea she's ever had comes riding into town. Deputy Joel Puckett didn't want to leave Texas, but unfair circumstances have made moving to Pine Gap his only shot at keeping a badge. Worse, this small town has big problems, and masked marauders have become too comfortable taking justice into their own hands. He needs to make clear that he's the law in this town--and that job is made more difficult with a nosy reporter who seems to follow him everywhere he goes. The hero Betsy creates to be the star in a serial for the ladies' pages is based on the dashing deputy, but he's definitely fictional. And since the pieces run only in newspapers far away, no one will ever know. But the more time she spends with Deputy Puckett, the more she appreciates the real hero--and the more she realizes what her ambition could cost him.
An unforeseen match : a Match made in Texas novella Regina (Regina Lea) Jennings Hoping to earn an honest wage on his way to the land rush, Clayton ends up on Grace's doorstep, lured by a classified ad. He may have signed on for more than he expected though--and he may have found the one woman who can keep him from moving on.
Three men in a boat Jerome K (Jerome Klapka) Jerome Martyrs to hypochondria and general seediness, J. and his friends George and Harris decide that a jaunt up the Thames would suit them to a 'T'. But when they set off, they can hardly predict the troubles that lie ahead with tow-ropes, unreliable weather-forecasts and tins of pineapple chunks - not to mention the devastation left in the wake of J.'s small fox-terrier Montmorency. "Three Men in a Boat" was an instant success when it appeared in 1889, and, with its benign escapism, authorial discursions and wonderful evocation of the late-Victorian 'clerking classes', it hilariously captured the spirit of its age.
Betty Leicester : a story for girls Sarah Orne Jewett The book follows the day-to-day life of a sweet, fifteen-year-old girl who spends a summer in a New England neighbourhood, and impresses many people with her helpful, sunny nature. In the vein of Little Women, this delightful book is ideal for girls of all ages.
The country of the pointed firs Sarah Orne Jewett A classic of American fiction, memorializing the traditions, manners and dialect of Maine coast natives at the turn of the 20th century. In luminous evocations of their lives, Maine-born Jewett created startlingly real portraits of individual New Englanders, and a warm, humorous, and compassionate vision of New England character.
Pregnant by Mr. Wrong Rachael Johns Dear Aunt Bossy, It's no secret that my world turned upside down when I learned an impulsive night of passion left me pregnant. And the dad? He's the devil-may-care brother of my former fiance. He's a heartbreaker of a man who swept me off my feet--again--before he learned I was in the family way. But our romantic reunion might not have been as unplanned as I thought. Aunt Bossy, I don't want a man who's with me just because he feels it's his duty. I want him to be as smitten with me as he is with the idea of becoming a father. As head over heels with me as I am with him...
Tease me, cowboy Rachael Johns Selah Davis loves her life as a journalist in Seattle (or so she says) but on a rare trip home to Marietta to cover the Copper Mountain Rodeo, she confesses to her best friends over drinks that her one regret in life is not sleeping with her high school boyfriend, Levi Monroe. Into the bar walks Levi, also home for the rodeo. When her friends dare her to proposition him for a one night stand, she's at first appalled, but the more she thinks about remedying her one regret, the less she can get him and their electric chemistry out of her head. Selah's always been her parents' good daughter. Would it hurt just for one night to be a little bit bad? Levi Monroe is ready to settle back in Marietta and start his own rodeo school, teaching others the techniques that have made him a star. He doesn't want any distractions during his last rodeo where he aims to win All Around Cowboy, but when his high school sweetheart--the one woman he's never been able to forget--comes along and offers to rewrite their history, it might just be an offer too good to refuse.
At the show Rebecca Johnson But training Midgie is proving to be a little more difficult than expected: he is very naughty and very greedy and Juliet is going to need every vet trick in the book. Will the Show be a total disaster?
Beach buddies Rebecca Johnson Hi! I'm Juliet. I'm ten years old. And I'm nearly a vet! It's the holidays and we're going camping by the beach. I'm bringing my vet-kit in case of any animal emergencies. Vets needs to be prepared for anything! I can't wait to toast marshmallows by the campfire, swim in the sea and explore the rock-pools - there are so many amazing animals at the beach. Chelsea and I really want to see a dolphin or a whale.
The big flood Rebecca Johnson Hi! I'm Juliet. I'm ten years old. And I'm nearly a vet! It's been raining for days and the farms and paddocks near our house are flooded. Luckily, Chelsea and I are all ready to help when Mum is called out to deal with some stranded alpacas - a vet has to be ready to go at a moment's notice! But there are many small animals that need rescuing. Can we convince Dad to take us out in the canoe before the water rises further?
Bush baby rescue Rebecca Johnson Hi! I'm Juliet. I'm ten years old. And I'm nearly a vet! A terrible bushfire has struck and Mum's vet clinic is in chaos. Every day more and more injured baby animals arrive. Chelsea and I have never been busier! There's an adorable baby koala to feed by hand, a fat little wombat to bandage, and a funny blue-tongued lizard that Max is determined to make his pet. But who knew that babies needed so much feeding! I may never sleep again.
Cat show queen Rebecca Johnson
Farm friends Rebecca Johnson Juliet is going to stay on Maisy's farm for a whole week and she can't think of anything better. But Juliet doesn't count on feeding smelly pigs, lambing season, or an emergency calf rescue. In fact, living on a farm isn't nearly as easy as Juliet first thought!
The great pet plan Rebecca Johnson Juliet and her best friend, Chelsea, love animals. Juliet has a dog, Curly, and two guinea pigs but they need more pets if Juliet is going to learn to be a vet. Then it happens! The local Pet Hotel closes down and they have the best idea ever ... a pet sleepover. Everything is fine until the rats disappear, the snakes gets out, and things start to get a little bit crazy. Juliet is ten years old and loves animals. Her mum is a vet and this is where her adventures begin ... My best friend Chelsea and I love animals. I have a dog Curly and two guinea pigs, but we need more pets if I'm going to learn to be a vet. Today, we had the best idea ever ... We're going to have a pet sleepover! Of course, there's no need to tell our parents about it. I mean, what could possibly go wrong with having a few extra pets to stay?
The lost dogs Rebecca Johnson Hi! I'm Juliet. I'm nearly ten years old. And I'm nearly a vet! There was a huge storm last night and now there are lots of lost dogs. One turned up outside my window (he must have known I'm nearly a vet). Luckily, Chelsea, Mum and I are helping out at the Lost Dogs' Home. I hope we can find all of their owners, because Dad definitely won't let us have another dog!
Outback adventure Rebecca Johnson
Playground pets Rebecca Johnson Hi! I'm Juliet. I'm ten years old. And I'm nearly a vet! Chelsea and I have such a cool school - we get to have playground pets! Guineas pigs, lizards, fish and insects are all part of our classroom. This week, we have a replacement teacher. Poor Miss Fine doesn't know much about animals. Luckily we do (it's so handy nearly being a vet). We're going to be flat-out keeping track of everything, but I'm sure nothing will go too wrong . . .
Rainforest camp Rebecca Johnson Hi! I'm Juliet. I'm ten years old. And I'm nearly a vet! We're off on a school camp to the rainforest. Chelsea, Maisy and I are excited about all the different animals we might spot on our nature walks and torchlight treks. Chelsea is NOT excited about the creepy crawlies we might find, but I know that vets have to be brave. I've brought my vet kit along just in case we find any rainforest animals in need of help ...
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Dancing in the moonlight Christina Jones Rosa Brennan loves her job as stable jockey at the Victoriana Grange racing stables in rural Berkshire, where wealthy Jersey-based owner Kit Pedersen keeps his string of top-class horses. But her happiness and the entire future of Victoriana Grange is suddenly thrown into jeopardy by the arrival of the beautiful and arrogant Claudia Rochelle who is determined that Kit should move his horses elsewhere. When Kit and Rosa meet for the first time sparks fly - but Rosa is determined that Kit mustn't take his horses away - while Claudia, sensing a growing attraction between Kit and Rosa - is equally determined that she will win...
Honeysuckle House Christina Jones After nearly 25 years of marriage, Rosie's life seems to be falling apart. Her husband, Leon, tells her he's leaving her, her three children are very unhappy and unsettled, and even her beloved home, Honeysuckle House, is at risk. Without Leon and the painful disruption to everyone's lives, the family is also finding it hard to cope with the running of the family restaurant, Cookery Nook. However, although Rosie could never have imagined it, Leon's leaving isn't the end, but a new beginning for everyone...
Mapping the interior Stephen Graham Jones Mapping the Interior is a horrifying, inward-looking novella from Stephen Graham Jones that Paul Tremblay calls "emotionally raw, disturbing, creepy, and brilliant." Blackfeet author Stephen Graham Jones brings readers a spine-tingling Native American horror novella. Walking through his own house at night, a fifteen-year-old thinks he sees another person stepping through a doorway. Instead of the people who could be there, his mother or his brother, the figure reminds him of his long-gone father, who died mysteriously before his family left the reservation. When he follows it he discovers his house is bigger and deeper than he knew. The house is the kind of wrong place where you can lose yourself and find things you'd rather not have. Over the course of a few nights, the boy tries to map out his house in an effort that puts his little brother in the worst danger, and puts him in the position to save them . . . at terrible cost.
Dubliners James Joyce Joyce sets out to dramatize the "moral history" of Dublin. The characters in these stories range from the small-minded to the tragic, from the despairing to the wildly optimistic.
Ulysses James Joyce Describes the adventures and exploits of Leopold Bloom as he wanders through Dublin on a single day, June 16, 1904. Set within the context of Homer's Odyssey, Joyce uses stream of consciousness as a literary device to illuminate the internal thoughts of Bloom, his wife, Molly, and other assorted characters.
The Kaiser's last kiss Alan Judd It is 1940 and the exiled Kaiser is living in Holland, at his palace Huis Doorn. The old German king spends his days chopping logs and musing on what might have been. When the Nazis invade Holland, the Kaiser's Dutch staff are replaced by SS guards, led by young, eager Untersturmfuhrer Krebbs, and an unlikely relationship develops between the king and his keeper. While they agree on the rightfulness of German expansion and on holding the country's Jewish population accountable for all ills, they disagree on the solutions. Krebbs's growing attraction and love affair with Akki, a Jewish maid in the house, further undermines his belief in Nazism. But as the tides of war roll around them, all three find themselves increasingly compromised and gravely at risk. This subtle, tender novel borrows heavily from real history and events, but remains a work of superlative, literary fiction. Through Judd's depiction of the Lear-like Kaiser and the softening of brutal Krebbs, the novel draws unique parallels between Germany at the turn of the 20th century and Hitler's Germany.
The kill society Richard Kadrey Sandman Slim has found himself in an unknown land: the far, far edge of the Tenebrae, the desolate home of the lost dead. There, he collides with a caravan of the damned on a mysterious crusade, led by the ruthless Magistrate. Alone and with no idea of of how to get home, he joins the caravan. Meanwhile, the Angels have put a bounty on Slim's head after his attempt to open Heaven caused a tsunami across the universe.
Legion Julie Kagawa The 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. With Garret, an ex-soldier of St. George, dying at her feet after sacrificing his freedom and his life to expose the deepest of betrayals, Ember knows only that nothing she was taught by the dragon organization Talon is true. About humans, about rogue dragons, about herself and what she's capable of doing and feeling. In the face of great loss, Ember vows to stand with rogue dragon Riley against St. George and her own twin brother, Dante--the heir apparent to all of Talon, and the boy who will soon unleash the greatest threat and terror dragonkind has ever known. Talon is poised to take over the world, and the abominations they have created will soon take to the skies, darkening the world with the promise of blood and death to those who will not yield.
Clean soups : simple, nourishing recipes for health and vitality Rebecca Katz 60 recipes that harness the healing power of soups - nourishing broths, blended soups, traditional healing soups and soup garnishes for that extra special finish.Soups.
Blue Hollow Falls Donna Kauffman Sunny never expected to find herself owning a centuries-old silk mill in the shadow of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains or becoming a half-sister to a ten-year-old named Bailey. Once the shock subsides, she plans to cash in and head back home. But the overgrown greenhouse she finds on the property calls out to the gardener in her, and she senses Bailey's need for nurturing too. And someone else is making it hard for Sunny to leave: Sawyer Hartwell, an Iraq War hero who wants to make the old mill a creative hub for the artisans of Blue Hollow Falls and wants Sunny to share his vision, and his life, but sexy as this ex-soldier may be, she's not sure she's ready to give love a chance.
Falling Emma Kavanagh A plane falls out of the sky. A woman is murdered. Four people all have something to hide. Jim is a retired police officer, and worried father. His beloved daughter has disappeared and he knows something is wrong. Tom has woken up to discover that his wife was on the plane and must break the news to their only son. Cecilia had packed up and left her family. Now she has survived a tragedy, and sees no way out. Freya is struggling to cope with the loss of her father. But as she delves into his past, she may not like what she finds. Before the plane crash, after the plane crash, such a short amount of time for the world to turn on its head.
The art of the start 2.0 : the time-tested, battle-hardened guide for anyone starting anything Guy Kawasaki Fully revised and expanded for the first time in a decade, this is Guy Kawasaki's classic, bestselling guide to launching and making your new product, service, or idea a success. Whether you're an aspiring entrepreneur, small-business owner, intrapreneur, or not-for-profit leader, there's no shortage of advice on topics such as innovating, recruiting, fund raising, and branding. In fact, there are so many books, articles, websites, blogs, webinars, and conferences that many startups get paralyzed, or they focus on the wrong priorities and go broke before they succeed. The Art of the Start 2.0 solves that problem by distilling Guy Kawasaki's decades of experience as one of the most hardworking and irreverent strategists in the business world. Guy has totally overhauled this iconic, essential guide for anyone starting anything.
Settle for more Megyn Kelly Anchor of the number one news show on cable, The Kelly File, Fox News Channel's Megyn Kelly writes her much anticipated book, a revealing and surprising memoir detailing her rise as one of the most respected journalists working today. From the values and lessons that have shaped her career, to her time at the centre of the chaotic 2016 Republican presidential primary, this book offers an inside look at an uncompromising woman's journey to the top of the news business.
The glass bird girl Esme Kerr Orphan Edie King is sent to Knight's Haddon a castle-like boarding school to keep a watchful eye on Anastasia, the unhappy daughter of a Russian prince. Before long, Edie is caught up in a sinister mystery and a kidnap plot which it's up to her to stop.
My boyfriend barfed in my handbag ... and other things you can't ask Martha Jolie Kerr Life is filled with spills, odours, and those oh-so embarrassing stains you just can't tell your parents about. And let's be honest: no one is going to ask Martha Stewart what to do when your boyfriend barfs in your handbag. Thankfully, Jolie Kerr has both staggering cleaning knowledge and a sense of humour. With signature sass and straight talk, Jolie takes on questions ranging from the basic - how do I use a mop? - to the esoteric - what should I do when bottles of homebrewed ginger beer explode in my kitchen? My Boyfriend Barfed in My Handbag proves that even the most nightmarish cleaning conundrums can be solved with a smile, the right supplies, and a little music.
Tom Kerridge's dopamine diet : my low-carb, stay-happy way to lose weight Tom Kerridge Thanks to his Dopamine Diet, Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge has shed eleven stone over the past three years. That's the same as 70 bags of sugar. If you're struggling with your weight and need to shift unhealthy pounds, this new approach makes it easy, and is guaranteed to make you feel happier in the process. Most people find it hard to keep to a long-term diet, but this one is different. The recipes feature ingredients that trigger the release of the 'happy hormone' dopamine in your brain, so it's a diet that will make you feel good! Tom's 'dopamine heroes' include dairy products such as double cream and yoghurt, good-quality meats including beef, chicken and turkey, and even chocolate. By ditching alcohol and starchy carbs in favour of plenty of protein, fresh fruit and veg, you will be eating meals that will help you shed the weight, whilst offering a satisfying intensity of flavour.
The saffron tales : recipes from the Persian Kitchen Yasmin Khan Armed with little more than a notebook and a bottle of pomegranate molasses, British-Iranian cook Yasmin Khan traversed Iran in search of the country's most delicious recipes. Her quest took her from the snowy mountains of Tabriz and the paddyfields of Gilan to the cosmopolitan cafes of Tehran and the pomegranate orchards of Isfahan, where she was welcomed into the homes of artists, farmers, electricians and teachers. Through her travels, she gained a unique insight into the culinary secrets of the Persian kitchen and the lives of ordinary Iranians today. In The Saffron Tales, Yasmin weaves together a tapestry of stories from Iranian home kitchens with exclusive photography and fragrant, modern recipes that are rooted in the rich tradition of Persian cooking.
I'm just here for dessert : macarons, mini cakes, ice creams, waffles & more. Caroline Khoo Desserts tell a story. Even the daintiest macaron take the person eating it on a sensory journey from first look to last bite. For Caroline Khoo this story begins when an idea for a new dessert design is sparked. I'm Just Here for Dessert is generously packed with the recipes, techniques and clever styling tips behind some of her most popular creations: armies of pastel-hued meringues, unapologetically girly cupcakes, decadent tarts, statement cakes, mini cakes and tiny ice creams. Master the basic skills and recreate these stunning confections, or use the concept-building processes in each layer of this book to help you uncover your own unique style.
Simply ramen : a complete course in preparing Ramen meals at home Amy Kimoto-Kahn Make delicious and healthy homemade ramen noodle recipes fast and easy! Whether you are cooking for one or twelve, Simply Ramen brings homemade ramen to your table with a delicious fusion of seventy recipes, including soup bases, noodles, toppings, and sides. Author Amy Kimoto-Kahn shows you how to put together a bowl of piping hot ramen in a myriad of ways with a choice of four soup bases, ramen noodles (homemade or store-bought), and traditional and non-traditional ingredients.
Adventures in the Rifle Brigade in the Peninsula, France and the Netherlands, from 1809 to 1815 J (John) Kincaid Sir John Kincaid served with the 95th Rifles throughout the Peninsular War and the Waterloo campaign in 1815. Written with verve and wit and an eye for an amusing story, Adventures in the Rifle Brigade (as the 95th was known at the time), Kincaid provided an oft imitated pattern for British Rifle memoirs. Published originally in 1830, the originality of the book has led to numerous re-editions since. The narrative includes; The Battles of Sabugal, Fuentes D'O?ro, Salamanca, Vittoria, the Nivelle and Waterloo,and the sieges of Badajoz and Cuidad Rodrigo.
Still life with tornado A S (Amy Sarig) King A talented 16-year-old artist slowly discovers the history of domestic violence behind why her brother left the family years earlier and why she suddenly cannot make art.
A daughter of the Sioux : a tale of the Indian frontier Charles King A Daughter of the Sioux is a classic tale of the Old West and the demise of the Indian. After retiring from a distinguished military career, Brigadier General Charles King used his life experiences as inspiration for a series of acclaimed novels and screenplays. A Daughter of the Sioux is a gripping wartime tale of deceit, duplicity and secret identities that packs plenty of action and adventure into a compact, entertaining read.
Pirate king. Laurie R King Sent to Lisbon and Morocco, where a British studio is creating a silent film version of "The Pirates of Penzance," Mary Russell investigates a series of crimes targeting the production and confronts a high-stakes situation when actual pirates orchestrate a hostage situation.
The Colorado kid Stephen King On an island off the coast of Maine, a man is found dead. There's no identification on the body. Only the dogged work of a pair of local newspapermen and a graduate student in forensics turns up any clues. But that's just the beginning of the mystery. Because the more they learn about the man and the baffling circumstances of his death, the less they understand. Was it an impossible crime? Or something stranger still ...? No one but Stephen King could tell this story about the darkness at the heart of the unknown and our compulsion to investigate the unexplained. With echoes of Dashiell Hammett's The Maltese Falcon and the work of Graham Greene, one of the world's great storytellers presents a surprising tale that explores the nature of mystery itself ...
Love story : a novel Karen Kingsbury "From #1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury comes a new book featuring everyone's favorite family--the Baxters. Decades ago, John and Elizabeth Baxter lived a love story that is still playing out in the lives of their adult children and grandchildren. But few of them know the exact details of that story or the heartbreak that brought the two together. Now in high school, Ashley Baxter Blake's oldest son, Cole, must write a family history paper for a freshman English class. He decides to interview his grandfather about that long ago love story. John is hesitant, not sure if he can take the sorrow of reliving his love story with Elizabeth--especially now that he is remarried. But he agrees and allows his heart to go places it hasn't gone in decades.
Captain Cook : his life, voyages and discoveries William Henry Giles Kingston
My not so perfect life : a novel Sophie Kinsella When Katie Brenner is fired from her dream job in advertising in London, she's desperate to get away from her mad boss Demeter, and her crush, Alex, who she thought shared her feelings of adoration but didn't. Seeking refuge, she goes home to her father's farm in Somerset to help make her stepmother's dream of turning their land into a glamping retreat come true.
The walking dead. Volume 2, Miles behind us Robert Kirkman
The courage to be disliked : the Japanese phenomenon that shows you how to free yourself, change your life and achieve real happiness Ichiro Kishimi A single book can change your life. Already an enormous bestseller in Asia, with more than 3 million copies sold, The Courage to be Disliked demonstrates how to unlock the power within yourself to be the person you truly want to be. Using the theories of Alfred Adler, one of the three giants of 19th century psychology alongside Freud and Jung, it follows an illuminating conversation between a philosopher and a young man. The philosopher explains to his pupil how each of us is able to determine our own lives, free of the shackles of past experiences, doubts and the expectations of others. It's a way of thinking that's deeply liberating, allowing us to develop the courage to change, and to ignore the limitations that we and those around us can place on ourselves. The result is a book that is both highly accessible and profound in its importance. Millions have already read and benefited from its wisdom.
Summer unscripted Jen Klein When Rainie hears Tuck's monologue that literally puts into words exactly how she feels as she's adrift in high school, she decides it's a sign they're meant to be and follows him to his summer job--a decision that will change her life forever.
"Over there" with the Australians R Hugh (Reginald Hugh) Knyvett A memoir of an ANZAC scout, an Intelligence Officer, in the Fifteenth Australian Infantry. Captain R. Hugh Knyvett was one of the lucky ones: he trained in Egypt and survived the campaigns in Gallipoli and the Western Front.
The silent corner Dean R (Dean Ray) Koontz "I very much need to be dead." These are the chilling last words left by a man who had everything to live for but took his own life. In the void that remains stands his widow, FBI agent Jane Hawk, surrounded by questions destined to go unanswered unless she does what all the grief and fury inside her demand: Find the truth, no matter what. People of talent and accomplishment, people seemingly happy and sound of mind, have recently been committing suicide in surprising numbers. A disturbing pattern is beginning to emerge. Jane is determined to give up everything to find out why. And if that means going rogue and becoming America's Most Wanted, then so be it. Those arrayed against her are legion, and devoted to protecting something profoundly important-or terrifying-enough to exterminate any and all in their way. But Jane is as clever as these enemies are cold-blooded, as relentless as they are ruthless. And she is driven by a righteous rage they can never comprehend. Because it is born of love.
Mindfulness for mums & dads : proven strategies for calming down and connecting. Diana Korevaar The illustrated handbook that will save your sanity.
Every last lie Mary Kubica Clara Solberg's world shatters when her husband and their four-year-old daughter are in a car crash, killing Nick while Maisie is remarkably unharmed. The crash is ruled an accident...until the coming days, when Maisie starts having night terrors that make Clara question what really happened on that fateful afternoon. Tormented by grief and her obsession that Nick's death was far more than just an accident, Clara is plunged into a desperate hunt for the truth. Who would have wanted Nick dead? And, more important, why? Clara will stop at nothing to find out - and the truth is only the beginning of this twisted tale of secrets and deceit. Told in the alternating perspectives of Clara's investigation and Nick's last months leading up to the crash, master of suspense Mary Kubica weaves her most chilling thriller to date - one that explores the dark recesses of a mind plagued by grief and shows that some secrets might be better left buried.
The Death Relic Chris Kuzneski After 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 Kwan When 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. As her relatives fight over heirlooms, Astrid Leong is at the center of her own storm, desperately in love with her old sweetheart Charlie Wu, but tormented by her ex-husband - a man hell bent on destroying Astrid's reputation and relationship.
The last herald mage : a Valdemar omnibus Mercedes Lackey Magic'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.
After Anna Alex Lake The real nightmare starts when her daughter is returned... A bone-chilling psychological thriller that will suit fans of Daughter, by Jane Shemilt, and The Girl on the Train, by Paula Hawkins. A girl is missing. Five years old, taken from outside her school. She has vanished, traceless. The police are at a loss; her parents are beyond grief. Their daughter is lost forever, perhaps dead, perhaps enslaved. But the biggest mystery is yet to come: one week after she was abducted, their daughter is returned. She has no memory of where she has been. And this, for her mother, is just the beginning of the nightmare.
Bird by bird : some instructions on writing and life Anne Lamott Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report on birds written that he'd had three months to write. It was due the next day. We were out at our family cabin in Bolinas, and he was at the kitchen table close to tears, surrounded by binder paper and pencils and unopened books on birds, immobilized by the hugeness of the task ahead.
Singing my sister down and other stories. Margo Lanagan An outstanding collection of thirteen short stories from the internationally acclaimed, multi-award winning author of Sea Hearts and Tender Morsels.A bride accepts her devastating punishment. A piece of the moon is buried. A ferryman falls into the Styx. Wee Willie Winkie brings a waking nightmare. A new father dresses a fallen warrior princess. A sniper picks off clowns one by one. Margo Lanagan's stories will stay with you, haunting you with their quiet beauty and fine balance.
Starfall Melissa Landers A displaced princess and her best-friend-with-benefits must take down an intergalactic mafia endangering the lives of the outer realm's settlers.
The vital question : why is life the way it is? Nick Lane To explain the mystery of how life evolved on Earth, Nick Lane explores the deep link between energy and genes. The Earth teems with life: in its oceans, forests, skies and cities. Yet there's a black hole at the heart of biology. We do not know why complex life is the way it is, or, for that matter, how life first began. In The Vital Question, award-winning author and biochemist Nick Lane radically reframes evolutionary history, putting forward a solution to conundrums that have puzzled generations of scientists. For two and a half billion years, from the very origins of life, single-celled organisms such as bacteria evolved without changing their basic form. Then, on just one occasion in four billion years, they made the jump to complexity. All complex life, from mushrooms to man, shares puzzling features, such as sex, which are unknown in bacteria. How and why did this radical transformation happen? The answer, Lane argues, lies in energy: all life on Earth lives off a voltage with the strength of a lightning bolt.
Istanbul cult recipes Pomme Larmoyer Istanbul Cult Recipes invites you to explore an ancient and captivating city through its cuisine - a vast gastronomic culture spanning centuries and influences, from Europe, the Middle East, Central Asia and the Mediterranean. Istanbul's long-standing love affair with food is reflected in the delicacies on offer at all hours of the day and night. The streets of the city pulse with restaurants, cafes and street vendors - each selling their version of dishes beloved throughout Turkey: addictive street food; elegant and contemporary restaurant cuisine; and the fresh, healthy dishes cooked in homes across the country.The recipes mirror this diversity.
Madeleine L'Engle's A wrinkle in time : the graphic novel Hope Larson A graphic novel adaptation of the classic tale in which Meg Murry and her friends become involved with unearthly strangers and a search for Meg's father, who has disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government.
The changeling : a novel Victor D LaValle Apollo Kagwa has had strange dreams that have haunted him since childhood. An antiquarian book dealer with a business called Improbabilia, he is just beginning to settle into his new life as a committed and involved father, unlike his own father who abandoned him, when his wife Emma begins acting strange. Disconnected and uninterested in their new baby boy, Emma at first seems to be exhibiting all the signs of post-partum depression, but it quickly becomes clear that her troubles go far beyond that. Before Apollo can do anything to help, Emma commits a horrific act--beyond any parent's comprehension--and vanishes, seemingly into thin air. Thus begins Apollo's odyssey through a world he only thought he understood to find a wife and child who are nothing like he'd imagined. His quest begins when he meets a mysterious stranger who claims to have information about Emma's whereabouts. Apollo then begins a journey that takes him to a forgotten island in the East River of New York City, a graveyard full of secrets, a forest in Queens where immigrant legends still live, and finally back to a place he thought he had lost forever. This dizzying tale is ultimately a story about family and the unfathomable secrets of the people we love.
Tokyo style guide : eat sleep shop Jane Lawson One of the most exhilarating and inspiring cities in the world, Tokyo is vast, complex and ever-changing, pulsating with youthful energy. Author Jane Lawson has been travelling to Japan for more than thirty years, and has led many group and private tours to various parts of the country. In Tokyo Style Guide she offers a unique insight into Japan's culture and aesthetic with her expert guided walks through 21 of the most intriguing and stylish Tokyo neighbourhoods and the best of what they have to offer...Jane shares information on how to get the most from your trip-what to see and how best to experience it. Tokyo Style Guide is packed with places where you can shop, relax, be inspired, eat and sleep, as well as practical tips to help you prepare for your trip, navigate the city with confidence and make the most of your visit.
Carmilla Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu Got a hankering for top-notch Gothic horror? Lose yourself in J. Sheridan Le Fanu's Carmilla, a titillating tale that centres on a lady-loving vampire who terrorizes an unsuspecting family in nineteenth-century Austria. Experts of the genre say that this novel exerted a significant influence on Bram Stoker when he was preparing to write Dracula.
Catwings : a catwings tale Ursula K Le Guin Four young cats with wings leave the city slums in search of a safe place to live, finally meeting two children with kind hands.
Changing planes Ursula K Le Guin "Then came a child trotting to school with his little backpack. He trotted on all fours, neatly, his hands in leather mitts or boots that protected them from the pavement; he was pale, with small eyes, and a snout, but he was adorable." Missing a flight, waiting in an airport, listening to garbled announcements - who doesn't hate that misery? But Sita Dulip from Cincinnati finds a method of bypassing the crowds at the desks, the long lines at the toilets, the nasty lunch, the whimpering children and punitive parents, the bookless bookstores, and the blue plastic chairs bolted to the floor. A mere kind of twist and a slipping bend, easier to do than to describe, takes her not to Denver but to Strupsirts, a picturesque region of waterspouts and volcanoes, or to Djeyo where she can stay for two nights in a small hotel with a balcony overlooking the amber Sea of Somue. This new discovery - changing planes - enables Sita to visit bizarre societies and cultures that sometimes mirror our own and sometimes open doors into the alien.
A book of nonsense Edward Lear
Book of nonsense Edward Lear
The blonde lady : being a record of the duel of wits between Arsene Lupin and the English detective Maurice Leblanc This volume contains two adventures which pit the gentleman thief Arsene Lupin against Sherlock Holmes, the world's most famous detective. In 'The Blonde Lady', Holmes must discover the identity of a mysterious female thief who is linked to Lupin, while in 'The Jewish Lamp' he finds out that the theft of a lamp containing a precious jewel conceals an astonishing secret. While their tone is at times ironic and firmly tongue-in-cheek, the two stories bear all the hallmarks of classic detective fiction, and will put a smile on the lips and set the pulses racing of all fans of mystery and detective fiction.
Helmet for my pillow : from Parris Island to the Pacific Robert Leckie Now the inspiration behind the HBO series "The Pacific". Here is one of the most riveting first-person accounts to ever come out of the Second World War. Robert Leckie was 21 when he enlisted in the US Marine Corps in January 1942. In "Helmet for My Pillow" we follow his journey, from boot camp on Parris Island, South Carolina, all the way to the raging battles in the Pacific, where some of the war's fiercest fighting took place. Recounting his service with the 1st Marine Division and the brutal action on Guadalcanal, New Britain and Peleliu, Leckie spares no detail of the horrors and sacrifice of war, painting an unsentimental portrait of how real warriors are made, fight, and all too often die in the defence of their country. From the live-for-today rowdiness of Marines on leave to the terrors of jungle warfare against an enemy determined to fight to the last man, Leckie describes what it's really like when victory can only be measured inch by bloody inch.
The gentleman's guide to vice and virtue Mackenzi Lee Henry "Monty" Montague was bred to be a gentleman. His passions for gambling halls, late nights spent with a bottle of spirits, or waking up in the arms of women or men, have earned the disapproval of his father. His quest for pleasures and vices have led to one last hedonistic hurrah as Monty, his best friend and crush Percy, and Monty's sister Felicity begin a Grand Tour of Europe. When a reckless decision turns their trip abroad into a harrowing manhunt, it calls into question everything Monty knows, including his relationship with the boy he adores.
Raven stratagem : machineries of Empire book two Yoon Ha Lee Captain Kel Cheris is possessed by a long-dead traitor general. Together they must face the rivalries of the hexarchate and a potentially devastating invasion. When the hexarchate's gifted young captain Kel Cheris summoned the ghost of the long-dead General Shuos Jedao to help her put down a rebellion, she didn't reckon on his breaking free of centuries of imprisonment--and possessing her. Even worse, the enemy Hafn are invading, and Jedao takes over General Kel Khiruev's fleet, which was tasked with stopping them. Only one of Khiruev's subordinates, Lieutenant Colonel Kel Brezan, seems to be able to resist the influence of the brilliant but psychotic Jedao. Jedao claims to be interested in defending the hexarchate, but can Khiruev or Brezan trust him? For that matter, will the hexarchate's masters wipe out the entire fleet to destroy the rogue general?
The Chinese classics. Volume 1, Confucian analects James Legge
Finding Gobi : the true story of a little dog and an incredible journey Dion Leonard In 2016, Dion Leonard, a seasoned ultramarathon runner, unexpectedly stumbled across a little stray dog while competing in a gruelling 155 mile race across the Gobi Desert. The lovable pup, who earned the name 'Gobi', proved that what she lacked in size, she more than made up for in heart, as she went step for step with Dion over the treacherous Tian Shan Mountains, managing to keep pace with him for nearly 80 miles. As Dion witnessed the incredible determination of this small animal, he felt something change within himself. In the past he had always focused on winning and being the best, but his goal now was simply to make sure that his new friend was safe, nourished and hydrated. Although Dion did not finish first, he felt he had won something far greater and promised to bring Gobi back to the UK for good to become a new addition to his family. This was the start of a journey neither of them would ever forget with a roller coaster ride of drama, grief, heartbreak, joy and love that changed their lives forever. Finding Gobi is the ultimate story of hope, of resilience and of friendship, proving once again, that dogs really are 'man's best friend.
The phantom of the opera Gaston Leroux Tells of the Erik, a "phantom", who hides himself from the world in the labyrinthine bowels of the Paris Opera and entices with his angelic voice the beautiful opera singer Christine. Her abduction prompts a dramatic search not only for her, but also for the truth about her strange captor.
The lost kingdom of Bamarre Gail Carson Levine When 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.
You said forever Susan Lewis Charlotte Goodman is living the dream. Surrounded by family, friends and a stunning vineyard overlooking the ocean, it would be difficult for anyone to believe that she has a troubled past. However, haunted by the theft of a young girl, Charlotte begins to realise the enormity of what she did all those years ago, and soon finds herself having to make the most harrowing decision any woman would ever have to face.
A tragic kind of wonderful Eric Lindstrom "A sixteen-year-old girl living with bipolar disorder learns to balance romance, friendship, and grief.
Rocket science. Deborah Lock Welcome to the lab of Professor X. Ploder as his assistant on a top secret assignment to design and test a spy's rocket. Discover all about the science of rockets through practical experiments that you can try at home. -- DK Readers combine an enticing visual layout with high-interest, easy-to-read stories to captivate and delight young bookworms who are just getting started. Written by leading children's authors and compiled in consultation with literacy experts, these engaging books build reader confidence along with a lifelong appreciation for nonfiction, classic stories, and biographies.
Agent bride Beverly Long Navy SEAL Cal Hollister is stunned when the white flag he sees flapping in a snowstorm turns out to be a veil attached to a beautiful woman. Unconscious and dressed only in a bridal gown, Cal calls her Stormy and carries her to safety. But it isn't long before trouble finds the mysterious bride, and trying to discover her identity puts a target on her back. Using every resource at his disposal, Cal uncovers a sinister plot involving terrorists, a forced marriage, and that who Stormy really is might get them both killed.
Deep secrets Beverly Long Agent Rafe Roper has come back from the dead to protect the only woman he's ever loved. Fate brought Rafe Roper into Trish Wright's cafe one stormy night. Unfortunately, their storybook romance ended far too soon when an accident took Rafe's life and broke Trish's heart. But what his wife doesn't know--can't know--is Rafe "died" in order to protect her from the criminals he's pursuing. But taking down these particularly nasty terrorists goes from undercover mission to personal vendetta once Trish's life is put on the line. Now that his innocent bride is caught in the crosshairs, Rafe has no choice but to expose his lie and hope she forgives him. Otherwise, without her trust, they'll both wind up dead. This time for real.
Hidden witness Beverly Long Their marriage was fake. How he felt about her was anything, but Detective Chase Hollister knows the perils of protecting a witness. He's got the bullet wound to prove it. But getting shot is nothing compared to his next assignment: fake marriage. Gorgeous fake wife. Living together 24/7 in a fake house. All to protect witness Raney Taylor from a very real assassin. As Chase Hollister and his new 'wife' set up house, he realises there's something very genuine about his smouldering attraction to Raney. Then her safety is threatened and his every protective fibre goes on alert. Suddenly, although their wedding may have been a sham, Chase knows there's nothing fake about his feelings for this witness.
Urgent pursuit Beverly Long They have twenty-four hours to find a missing child. And the clock is ticking... When DEA agent Bray Hollister receives a sobbing call from Summer Wright, it's like a punch to the gut. Fifteen years ago, the onetime love of his life had promised to wait for him--and then abruptly ended their relationship to marry another. Now her five-year-old has been kidnapped and Bray is her only hope. Racing against the clock, Bray and Summer unravel a deadly web of lies and deceit surrounding her ex-husband. With time running out and few clues leading to even fewer answers, Bray will risk everything to bring this little girl home. His job. His life. Even a second chance with the woman who was never far from his heart.
A speck on the sea : epic voyages in the most improbable vessels William H Longyard
This earl is on fire Vivienne Lorret The 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. Although he can't see the witty young woman who tends to his wounds, her alluring voice--and a single stolen kiss from her soft lips--helps soothe his pain. But when he is fully healed, Liam is not ready to let go of the one woman who stirs his deepest longings. Liam will do whatever it takes to see Adeline again, even if it means giving up his rakish ways. But his disreputable past is not so easily forgotten and his secrets are far more dangerous than he--or Adeline--ever imagined.
When a marquess loves a woman Vivienne Lorret As a young, penniless gentleman, Maxwell Harwick knew he had little to offer Juliet White - the most beautiful debutante of the season - except his love, and one thoroughly scandalous kiss. But when they were discovered in a compromising position, a nearly ruined Juliet fled into the arms of a rich, older lord... taking Max's heart with her. Now a widow, Lady Juliet Granworth intends to use the fortune she inherited from her odious husband to build a new life in London. Five years have passed, but she's never forgotten Max? or his soul-searing kiss. Yet it's clear the newly-minted Marquess of Thayne has not forgiven her?after all, the infuriating man can barely stand the sight of her. But Juliet has endured far too much to give up without a fight and if it's a battle of wills he wants, it's a battle he'll get. He hates her for breaking his heart. She detests him for destroying her future. But beneath all the loathing simmers an intoxicating passion that neither can ignore? and the harder they resist, the harder they will inevitably fall.
The Singalong Society for Singletons Katey Lovell A charming, feel good novel about the healing powers of friendship ... and Frozen! Monique and Issy are teachers, housemates and lovers of musicals! Their Friday night routine consists of snacks, wine and the Frozen DVD. So when Monique's boyfriend moves to America for a year and her sister Hope moves in because of her own relationship woes, Friday nights get a new name ... 'The Singalong Society for Singletons'! It's a chance to get together, sing along to their favourite tracks from the best-loved West End shows, and forget the worries of work, relationships and love (or lack of it). But when Issy shares the details of their little group further afield, they get some unexpected new members who might just change their opinions on singledom for good.
Dinosaurs : the textbook Spencer G Lucas This book is an introduction to dinosaurs, providing the basic concepts of biology and geology needed to understand dinosaur science--the main taxonomic groups, the origin and extinction of dinosaurs, and dinosaur behaviour--as well as a discussion of dinosaurs in popular culture.
For a girl : a true story of secrets, motherhood and hope Mary-Rose MacColl I 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.
Phantastes : a faerie romance for men and women George MacDonald Anodos enters a dream-like fairyland of tree-spirits and magic, where he searches for the spirit of the Earth.
The watch that ends the night Hugh MacLennan Jerome Martell abandoned his wife Catherine and their daughter Sally to fight on the Republican side in the Spanish Civil War. After he was presumed dead, Catherine married her childhood friend George. Twelve years later, Jerome returned to Montreal and turned Catherine's life upside down.
Walking the line Mandy Magro Country loving Dallas Armstrong is a hard-as-nails bull rider, who dreams of becoming Australian champion just like his father, Mick, was. But when he discovers a shocking secret about his father on the same day Mick dies in a car accident, Dallas's world is turned upside down. Charlize Dawson is a successful city journalist whose marriage is in tatters. Begrudgingly sent to the country to write about Dallas, she is surprised to learn that he is not the arrogant cowboy she would assumed him to be. Instead she and Dallas share an intense chemistry and deep connection that lead to a stolen kiss at the Rodeo ball. But when Charlize's research puts her on the path of uncovering Dallas's secret, he demands she stop or lose him forever.
Bluegrass Bend Mandy Magro She couldn't let her past steal her future any longer...Ivy Tucker was a gifted musician with big dreams but the night she was viciously attacked took all that away from her. Without the intervention of a mystery man she would have been killed. She has no idea what her protector looks like and though she wrote to him, he never responded. She can't blame him wanting to forget the past, she feels the same.
Driftwood Mandy Magro To Taylor Whitworth, knowing that she'll never meet her dead biological father is devastating. All she knows is he was a stockman, so she yearns to be like her father and to become a jillaroo. So she packs her bags and hits the road, destination unknown, until she happens upon the country township of Driftwood. Life-burdened Jay Cooper is a cowboy through and through, his passion for the outback and bad boy image inherited from his forefathers. The whole town whispers about him but Jay doesn't care. Except his rough and tumble lifestyle is stopped dead in its tracks when he happens across Taylor on a deserted country road. And soon, their mutual love of horses begins a wonderful friendship that develops when Jay offers Taylor a job as a jillaroo on his cattle station.
A random walk down Wall Street : the time-tested strategy for successful investing Burton Gordon Malkiel Newly 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. --Publisher's description.
The best bride Susan Mallery Elizabeth Abbot is finally pulling her life back together. She's endured enough heartbreak at the hands of her deceitful ex-husband and is determined to provide a happy life for her daughter. That's exactly why she should stay away from Travis Haynes, the sheriff of Glenwood, with his trademark Stetson and sexy smile. With all of her broken heart, Elizabeth longs to trust the legendary lawman, to let him past the walls she has built up so carefully. But will her shattered past forever hold her hostage, even from a love that could make her whole?
Hometown heartbreakers Susan Mallery Completely smitten: Haley Foster had lived a secluded life. But now she was going to live on her own terms and do all the things good preachers' daughters didn't do. Injured US Marshal Kevin Harmon needed a ride to Texas. Haley had a car. So for a few days, it will be the two of them, in her convertible and intimate hotel rooms. It would be fun...at least, that was her plan. He didn't know it yet.
Marriage on demand Susan Mallery #1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery brings you a fan-favourite story that smolders with intensity and passion.According to the Glenwood rumour mill, Austin Lucas is temptation incarnate. Even the bashful, cherubic Rebecca Chambers, who runs a home for orphaned children, finds herself tempted by Austin's sexy self-assurance. Still, with so many women vying for his attention, surely he'll never notice such a tongue-tied wallflower. But, after a stormy evening becomes a night of passion, gentle Rebecca has indeed captured Austin's attention--and his desire. Has the small-town saint led the sinner to salvation? Or can Austin really be trusted with Rebecca's heart?
A million little things Susan Mallery Zoe 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. Her seemingly empty life takes a sudden turn for the complicated--her first new friend is Jen's widowed mom, Pam. The only guy to give her butterflies in a very long time is Jen's brother. And meanwhile, Pam is being very deliberately seduced by Zoe's own smooth-as-tequila father. Pam's flustered, Jen's annoyed and Zoe is beginning to think 'alone' doesn't sound so bad, after all.
The mysterious stranger Susan Mallery From the moment the gorgeous, sexy stranger washed up on shore, millionaire Jarret Wilkenson was suspicious. Since he was one of the most eligible bachelors around, women were forever using strange antics to propose. And while this captivating visitor's amnesia routine was unique, he wasn't going to let her beauty distract him...Though Jarrett didn't have much choice but to let the woman with no memory stay in his home until someone claimed her, he was going to keep his fortune and young niece far away from her. Yet as Jarrett observed her natural maternal instincts at work, he couldn't help wondering about his mysterious guest's past...and future...with him.
The rancher next door Susan Mallery Her Daddy said the Darbys were dirt ... Fraternizing with the Fitzgeralds was forbidden ... When Katie returned to the ranch next door, emotions tore through Jack like a Texas twister. Anguish over her youthful betrayal, tenderness for her shy son--and a hunger so deep it hollowed him out. But hadn't 11 lonely years taught him he was a fool to love a Fitzgerald?
Secrets of the Tulip sisters Susan Mallery From the No.1 New York Times bestselling author of Daughters of the Bride comes a charming tale about the problem with secrets, the power of love and the unbreakable bond between sisters. Kelly Murphy's life as a tulip farmer is pretty routine--up at dawn, off to work, lather, rinse, repeat. But everything changes one sunwashed summer with two dramatic homecomings: Griffith Burnett--Tulpen Crossing's prodigal son who's set his sights on Kelly, and her beautiful, wayward and, as far as Kelly is concerned, unwelcome sister. Tempted by Griffith, annoyed by Olivia, Kelly is overwhelmed by the secrets that were so easy to keep when she was alone. But Olivia's return isn't as triumphant as she pretends. Her job has no future and, ever since her dad sent her away from the bad boy she loved, she has felt cut off from her past. She's determined to reclaim her man and her place in the family...whether her sister likes it or not. For ten years, she and Kelly have been strangers. Olivia will get by without her approval now.
The secret wife Susan Mallery Once, Cole Stephenson had loved his young wife with a passion so hot it nearly burned itself out. But Elissa had saved him the trouble. Shaken by his intensity, she'd abandoned their marriage. Too proud to pursue her, reluctant to divorce, for five years Cole secretly struggled to exorcise Elissa from his heart. But now she was back, driving him to sensual distraction as only his shy, virgin bride could. Loving Elissa had been heaven. Losing her had been hell. Could Cole survive a second chance at happiness?
Shelter in a soldier's arms Susan Mallery Shelter--it was such a basic need, and one that single mom Ashley Churchill had always been able to provide for her little girl. Until her luck turned, and the only protection she could find was in her stony and taciturn boss, security specialist Jeff Ritter. Jeff warned he was only offering to share his home, not his life, and that suited Ashley just fine. She would make it on her own. And yet, Jeff's broad shoulders were oh-so tempting to lean on, and in his arms, Ashley found a whole new kind of shelter--a home. But no matter how close they became, Jeff always barricaded a part of himself away. And Ashley wondered if he could ever allow himself to come in from the storm and find his own shelter...with her.
Wife in disguise Susan Mallery A rose by any other name...Josie Fitzgerald Scott was athletic, competitive and stubborn as sin--until an accident changed her life. Now she simply sought closure with unforgettable Del Scott--the man she'd once lovingly wed, passionately bedded, then contrarily fled.Amazingly, Del didn't recognize Josie's reconstructed contours. Yet her sexy ex-husband seemed oddly, instantly drawn to this soft, delicate "stranger," despite her new curves. Which gave Josie--as "Rose"--a second chance: to woo and win back Del's fierce male passion. But would limping, less than honestly, down memory lane unleash a landslide of trouble? Or--miraculously--lead Josie home to love?
Is life worth living? W H (William Hurrell) Mallock
Sharing plates : for brunch, lunch and dinner with friends Luke Mangan While traditional dining will always have its place, the shared plate is casual and intimate, friendly and laid-back, encouraging conversation and interaction around the table and a more relaxed cook! Whether it's a lazy weekend brunch, casual supper for friends at the kitchen table, special-occasion lunch, or drinks with nibbles, Luke Mangan has all your options covered for the most delicious sharing plates. Over 100 recipes take inspiration from around the world Spain and Italy, Scandinavia, the Middle East and Asia with a chapter of Luke's famously divine desserts to complete the feast. A little taste of everything, for just about everyone, for just about any occasion.
The garden party and other stories Katherine Mansfield The fifteen stories collected in this volume demonstrate the genius of a woman who, in her short life, was compared to Chekhov.
Saving Francesca Melina Marchetta 'My old school, St Stella's, only goes to Year Ten and most of my friends now go to Pius Senior Collage, but my mother wouldn't allow it because she says the girls there leave with limited options and she didn't bring me up to have limitations placed upon me. If you know my mother you'll sense there's an irony there, based on the fact that she is the Queen of Limitation Placers in my life.' Francesca is at the beginning of her second term in Year Eleven at an all boys' school that has just started accepting girls. She still misses her old friends, and, to make things worse, her mother has had a breakdown and can barely move from her bed. But Francesca had not counted on the fierce loyalty of her new friends, or falling in love, or finding that it's within her power to bring her family back together.
The voyage of Lucy P. Simmons : the Emerald shore Barbara Mariconda After Lucy P. Simmons's parents drown, Lucy must find a way to keep her greedy aunt and uncle from taking her family's house. A mysterious woman who seems to come from the sea, as well as the house itself, come to Lucy's aid.
Calm parents, happy kids : the secrets of stress-free parenting Laura Markham Most parenting books focus on changing a child's behaviour, but the truth is that children only change when their relationship with their parents changes. In Calm Parents, Happy Kids, Dr Laura Markham introduces an approach to parenting that eliminates threats, power struggles and manipulation, in favour of setting limits with empathy and communication. Bringing together the latest research in brain development with a focus on emotional awareness (for both parents and children), it will appeal to all parents who don't want to force their children into compliance and lose their temper, but want to keep calm and help their children want to behave.
How to murder your life : a memoir Cat Marnell At twenty-six, Cat Marnell was an associate beauty editor at Lucky, one of the top fashion magazines in America--and that's all most people knew about her. But she hid a secret life. She was a prescription drug addict. She was also a 'doctor shopper' who manipulated Upper East Side psychiatrists for pills, pills, and more pills; a lonely bulimic who spent hundreds of dollars a week on binge foods; a promiscuous party girl who danced barefoot on banquets; a weepy and hallucination-prone insomniac who would take anything--anything--to sleep. This is a tale of self-loathing, self-sabotage, and yes, self-tanner. It begins at a posh New England prep school--and with a prescription for Attention Deficit Disorder medication Ritalin. It continues to New York, where we follow Marnell's amphetamine-fueled rise from intern to editor through the beauty departments of NYLON, Teen Vogue, Glamour, and Lucky. We see her fight between ambition and addiction and how, inevitably, her disease threatens everything she worked so hard to achieve. From the Conde Nast building (where she rides the elevator alongside Anna Wintour) to seedy nightclubs, from doctors' offices and mental hospitals, Marnell shows--like no one else can--what it is like to live in the wild, chaotic, often sinister world of a young female addict who can't say no. Combining lightning-rod subject matter and bold literary aspirations, How to Murder Your Life is mesmerizing, revelatory, and necessary.
Guy Martin : my autobiography. Guy Martin 'It was the start of the third lap of the 2010 Senior TT, the last race of the fortnight. The last chance to get a TT win for another year, and I was pushing hard. Ballagarey. The kind of corner that makes me continue road racing. A proper man's corner. You go through the right-hander at something like 170mph, leant right over, eyes fixed as far down the road as I can see. But this time something happened. This time the front end tucked .' Guy Martin, international road-racing legend, maverick star of the Isle of Man TT, truck mechanic and TV presenter, lives on the edge, addicted to speed, thoroughly exhilarated by danger. In this book we'll get inside his head as he stares death in the face, and risks his life in search of the next high.
James' Martin's French adventure. James Martin To celebrate the 30-year-anniversary of Keith Floyd's memorable TV trip around France, James Martin has borrowed Keith's old Citroen 2CV and sets off on the road in the footsteps of his old friend.
The communist manifesto Karl Marx Presents an analytical approach to the class struggle (historical and present) and the problems of capitalism, rather than a prediction of communism's potential future forms. Contains Marx and Engels' theories about the nature of society and politics.
Smoke alarm Priscilla Masters A deadly fire reunites coroner Martha Gunn with Detective Inspector Alex Randall. When firemen are called to an intense blaze at the Grange in Melverley, they find the bodies of Christie Barton, her daughter, Adelaide, and father-in-law, William, along with evidence that suggests the fire was started deliberately. Detective Inspector Alex Randall enlists the help of coroner Martha Gunn, but the puzzle deepens with a second house fire - the occupant, retired nurse Monica Deverill, is missing. Where is she, and what links the two fires? The answers lie in a secret buried in the past.
Itch craft Simon Mayo Exploding euros and exciting elements join Itch, Jack and Chloe on their latest adventure. Itchingham Lofte, teenage element hunter and unlikely hero, has had enough excitement to last him a lifetime. Stumbling across an unknown radioactive element and trying to keep it out of the hands of those who want to use it for their own ends was hard enough. But when a school trip to Spain ends in exploding currency and rioting locals, he knows that he has to continue to look for answers. Itch knows the lives of those closest to him are at risk. He must track down a deadly enemy who will stop at nothing to take his vengeance.
On dragonwings Anne McCaffrey In the beginning, before Thread, before the Dragons, before the Holds and the Weyrs and the elite Dragonriders of Pern, was just the great ships gliding through space with nearly six thousand colonists prepared to tackle the mighty task of beginning a new world on a strange planet. It was a jewel of a planet, with rivers and seas and mountains, and breathable air and growing things. Then came the terror. The strange, unidentifiable circles in the grass suddenly revealed a meaning, and every living thing was at risk. Many died -- a horrible and consuming death. All resources, every man, woman and child had to fight the terrible nightmare of Thread. But a new creature was about to save the planet. From the delicate fire lizards a new life was born -- a new symbiosis between man and beast.
Standing strong Fiona McCallum 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. Farmer Damien McAllister's plans with his animal welfare venture are falling into place nicely and it finally feels like he has a future to look forward to. But everything can change as quickly as the fickle weather - and it does. A fire challenges the community and soon Damien and Jacqueline find themselves in a situation neither had anticipated. But is their growing relationship also under threat? Although the town comes out in support of their newest resident, is the Wattle Creek community strong enough to stand together and win this David and Goliath battle? And could happily-ever-after still be possible for Damien and Jacqueline?
In Flanders fields and other poems John McCrae
Anderson Crow, detective George Barr McCutcheon
Brewster's millions George Barr McCutcheon With the passing of his beloved grandfather, Monty Brewster inherits a long-anticipated million dollars. But he suddenly discovers that he can inherit seven times as much from his eccentric uncle if he spends every cent of his grandfather's money within a year. The carefree prospect of running through a fortune in order to receive an even greater windfall turns into a comic burden because of his uncle's stipulations: Monty must spend responsibly, showing good business sense, limiting his charitable contributions, and maintaining utter secrecy about the second inheritance. Can Monty run through the million according to his uncle's terms? His friends are aghast at his madcap extravagance -- the gambling, the risky investments, the lavish parties -- and Monty's romance with a banker's daughter is imperiled by his seemingly reckless spending. This sprightly comedy, originally published in 1902, offers an atmospheric picture of New York City at the turn of the twentieth century and its intriguing premise has served as the source of ten movie adaptations.
Ancient Egypt Angela McDonald Have you ever wanted to know what the Ancient Egyptians ate? Or how to make a mummy? Now you can find out!
Deeper than the sea Nelika McDonald Beth had known there were secrets folded inside Theo. But she didn't know they were secrets about her. It's always been just Beth and her mother Theo. Until Beth is sixteen years old, and a stranger arrives in their small coastal town a stranger with a claim that rips apart all Beth knows. And what do you do when everything you thought you knew about yourself is based on a lie?
Born to run : the hidden tribe, the ultra-runners, and the greatest race the world has never seen Christopher McDougall 'Make friends with pain, and you will never be alone'. At the heart of "Born to Run" lies a mysterious tribe of Mexican Indians, the Tarahumara, who live quietly in canyons and are reputed to be the best distance runners in the world; in 1993, one of them, aged 57, came first in a prestigious 100-mile race wearing a toga and sandals. A small group of the world's top ultra-runners (and the awe-inspiring author) make the treacherous journey into the canyons to try to learn the tribe's secrets and then take them on over a course 50 miles long. With incredible energy and smart observation, McDougall tells this story while asking what the secrets are to being an incredible runner. Travelling to labs at Harvard, Nike, and elsewhere, he comes across an incredible cast of characters, including the woman who recently broke the world record for 100 miles and for her encore ran a 2:50 marathon in a bikini, pausing to down a beer at the 20 mile mark.
The ABC's of property management : what you need to know to maximize your money now Ken McElroy So you've made your real estate investment and now the question is: How are you going to make it profitable? How will you maximize its potential and make it grow in value? One word: Management. Hundreds of thousands know bestselling author Ken McElroy as a real estate investment tycoon. In this book, Ken reveals the key to his success: Exceptional property management. He teaches you the most important principles and keys to achieving success where others fail. The ABC's of property management tells readers: How to decide when to manage your property and when to hire someone to do it How to implement the right systems and structures for your investment How to manage and maximize cash flow What to expect: A month in the life of an owner-manager How to find the right property manager (and avoid the wrong ones) How to assemble a superior management team.
The advanced guide to real estate investing : how to identify the hottest markets and secure the best deals Ken McElroy If you're interested in real estate investing, you may have noticed notice the lack of coverage it gets in mainstream financial media, while stocks, bonds and mutual funds are consistently touted as the safest and most profitable ways to invest. According to real estate guru Ken McElroy, that's because financial publications, tv and radio programs make the bulk of their money from advertising paid for by the very companies who provide such mainstream financial services. On the other hand, real estate investment is something you can do on your own - without a large amount of money up front! Picking up where he left off in the The ABC's of Real Estate Investing, Mc Elroy reveals the next essential lessons and info that no serious investor can afford to miss.
Out of this world Susannah McFarlane A 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 McFarlane SHADOW 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.
Daughters of India [electronic resource]. Jill McGivering Isabel, born into the British Raj, and Asha, a young Hindu girl, both consider India their home. Through mischance and accident their stories intersect and circumstances will bring them from the bustling city of Delhi to the shores of the Andaman Islands, from glittering colonial parties to the squalor and desperation of a notorious prison; and into the lives of men on opposing sides of the fight for self-government.
Far from my father's house Jill McGivering Survival is hard in a land where no woman can live alone Layla is just thirteen when the men with the beards and guns burn down her beloved father's school and begin to terrorise the Swat valley region of Pakistan. She has to flee, exchanging the tranquil beauty of the Himalayas for the squalor of a camp for refugees from the Taliban near Peshawar. With her life torn apart by tragedy, Layla must choose between the old fashioned way of life with her family - or a journey into independence which could threaten her very survival. Trying to find out what lies behind mysterious deaths at the camp is foreign correspondent Ellen Thomas. As a strong woman in a man's world, Ellen is used to risking her life to uncover the truth. United by the gentle schoolteacher who had risked his life to save books, the paths of Layla and Ellen collide in a common cause.
Ancient brews : rediscovered and re-created Patrick E McGovern Patrick E. McGovern takes us on a fascinating journey through time to the dawn of brewing when our ancestors might well have made a Palaeo-Brew of wild fruits, honey, cereals, and botanicals. Early beverage-makers must have marvelled at the magical process of fermentation. Their amazement grew as they drank the mind-altering drinks, which were to become the medicines, religious symbols, and social lubricants of later cultures. McGovern recounts how the re-created Ancient Ales and Spirits of Dogfish Head came about as he circles the globe - to China, Turkey, Egypt, Italy, Scandinavia, Honduras, Peru, and Mexico. He interweaves archaeology and science and tells the stories and struggles in making the most authentic versions possible of these liquid time capsules. Accompanying homebrew interpretations - brimming with unusual spicy, fruity, and malty aromas and tastes - help bring the past alive, as our senses and imaginations travel "Back to the Future."
Reservoir 13 Jon McGregor 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. Meanwhile, there is work that must still be done: cows milked, fences repaired, stone cut, pints poured, beds made, sermons written
On the scent of perfume : the making of The perfumer's secret Fiona McIntosh A free ebook from bestselling author Fiona McIntosh about the story behind her forthcoming novel, The Perfumer's Secret.
Heart of stone Lindsay McKenna They had met before. Battled before. And Captain Maya Stevenson had never again wanted to lay eyes on Major Dane York--the man who had once tried to destroy her military career. But she was ready for him now. This time, they were on her turf--on her mission. Dane knew this assignment was his last chance to save his career. And Maya wasn't going to make it easy. Even though he sensed she knew she needed his expertise. And even though there was something happening behind the flash of her eyes that spelled wanting, and tenderness, and danger.
A man alone : Morgan's mercenaries : Maverick Hearts Series, Book 2 Lindsay McKenna Wounded and alone, Captain Thane Hamilton came home to Arizona a decorated hero--and a bitter, embattled man. The doctors claimed he would never truly heal, never return to the Marine recon team he'd led and loved. But they'd never met nurse Paige Black. Somehow her determined spirit filled Thane with the will to live, the courage to hope. But what was it that drove this quiet Navajo beauty to stand by his side--and ultimately, to share his bed? Could it be Paige held for him the very feelings he'd long fought against? The kind of powerful love that could destroy his loner vow?
Night hawk Lindsay McKenna Once upon a ranch in Wyoming... After losing his comrade, Sergeant Gil Hanford thought a visit to the man's widow would be the decent way to honour his late friend. But Gil found more than comfort in Kai Tiernan--he had always secretly desired beautiful Kai, but a sudden, mutual passion helped assuage their grief...until duty reared its head, removing him from her arms, seemingly forever. Four years later, Kai is starting over at the Triple H Ranch in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Born a rancher, she is looking for a new beginning--but her new boss is unforgivably familiar. Kai has tried to move past the memory of what happened between her and Gil, even though she's never forgiven him for leaving her. But even as they begin their journey toward something new and oh-so-uncertain, a shadow emerges, determined to claim Kai for itself.
Point of departure. Lindsay McKenna A woman in uniform had to be tough. But to face down a naval commander intent on harassing her out of the ranks, Lt. Callie Donovan needed more than moxie, she need a miracle. Top Gun Ty Ballard, assigned to represent Callie in a military board of inquiry, was no miracle worker. But having seen the stark vulnerability shadowing Callie's azure eyes--and knowing it had been put there by a predatory jet jock just like him--he prayed he'd prove man enough to stand by this brave, beautiful woman in blue.
Wind River cowboy Lindsay McKenna Kira 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. But she never lost her secret yearning for him. Finally, she gave up trying to track him down back in the States. But as she settles in at Bar C cattle ranch in Wyoming, a place where veterans can find a home and a place to heal, she's introduced to her sandy-haired, hazel-eyed housemate: none other than Garret Fleming. They're a long way from Afghanistan--and a long way from the people they used to be before tragedy changed their lives. But as Kira earns her keep by caregiving for the ranch owner's bedridden, alcoholic father--a task that sometimes feels more challenging than any black ops mission--she finds that even in peacetime Garret still has her back, and that in this warm, welcoming place, the passion she resisted in the heat of battle may finally have a chance to flourish.
Going wild Lisa McMann Charlie Wilde knew her life would change forever when her family moved from the city of Chicago to the suburbs of Arizona...and that was before she found the bracelet. After putting it on, she notices odd things start to happen. Suddenly Charlie seems to have the speed of a cheetah and the strength of an elephant-and that's just the beginning. She would be thrilled about her transformation if she had any idea how to use the device or control her amazing powers. So Charlie is forced to put her trust in new friends to help her uncover the surprising truth behind the mysterious bracelet.
A brief history of the United States John Bach McMaster
Inc. yourself : how to profit by setting up your own corporation Judith H McQuown Written in clear, easy-to-understand language, Inc. Yourself is a no-nonsense, step-by-step guide to creating your own success story. And it's not only for start-up entrepreneurs; it also speaks to long-time professionals, downsized executives, women and minorities frustrated by the limits of the glass ceiling, work-at-home moms and dads, enterprising students, retirees who want to protect their assets, and anyone who's ever asked, "How can I profit from doing what I like to do?"
Well of the winds Denzil Meyrick As the Second World War nears its end, a man is stabbed to death on the shoreline of Kinloch, in the shadow of the great warships in the harbour. Many years later, the postman on Gairsay, a tiny island off the coast of Kintyre, discovers that the Bremner family are missing from their farm. There's a pot on the stove and food on the table, but of the Bremners there is no sign. When DCI Daley comes into possession of a journal written by his wartime predecessor in Kinloch, Inspector William Urquhart, he soon realises that the Isle of Gairsay has many secrets. Assisted by his indomitable deputy, DS Brian Scott, and new boss, Chief Superintendent Carrie Symington, Daley must solve a wartime murder to uncover the shocking events of the past and the present.
One for the rogue Charis Michaels Beauregard "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 ... Lady Emmaline Crumbley has had a wretched year.
Point blank Fern Michaels The women of Fern Michaels' New York Times bestselling Sisterhood series are beloved for bringing justice to strangers in need. And when one of their own needs help, that loyalty and commitment goes double Nothing compares to the bond between Sisters - except perhaps the special brotherhood between some of their menfolk. Nikki's husband, Jack Emery, and Yoko's partner, Harry Wong, have forged a deep friendship over the years.
The Christmas triplets Tanya Michaels As the single mom of triplets, Megan Rivers has no time to spare, especially for her playboy neighbour, Will Trent--she's been burned by his kind before. But when the flirty firefighter pleads for her help with an adorable baby boy suddenly left in his care, Megan can't say no...for the baby's sake, of course. After his fiancee ditched him, Will had been enjoying the single life. Now he's taking the kids to see Santa and picking out Christmas trees with Megan, and he realises he likes being a family man. Will's ready to give love another chance, but can he convince Megan to do the same?
Second chance Christmas Tanya Michaels A Christmas To Remember...Ski-lodge manager Elisabeth is the quiet Donnelly twin--sedate, mature, responsible. It wasn't like her to fall in love with ski patroller Justin Cade, famous for his killer smile, blue eyes and way with women. But it was just like him to dump her when things began to get serious. Now he's suddenly back in her life, and the timing couldn't be worse. Elisabeth has plans to marry a successful businessman, and with Christmas around the corner, she wants to make the holidays special for her adopted young goddaughter. Falling for Justin all over again would definitely not be the sensible thing to do. But maybe, for once in her life, Elisabeth should follow her heart instead of her head.
Tempting the best man Tanya Michaels Back in college, Mia Hayes had a secret crush on obnoxious fellow student Daniel Keegan. But she fantasised about turning Mr Uptight into Mr Hot Sex. Now Mia owns a successful business, and at a bachelor party she's organised, she runs into Mr Uptight. And she's determined to show this serious college professor Daniel how to loosen up. Mia's surprised that Daniel has a wicked side--one that makes her knees weak with lust. But tempting the professor is the riskiest thing Mia has done. Because in their case, opposites don't just attract... they combust.
Kraken China Mieville Being chased by cults, a maniac, and the sorcerers of the Fundamentalist and Sect-Related Crime Unit, cephalopod specialist Billy Harrow inadvertently learns that he holds the key to finding a missing squid--a squid that just happens to be an embryonic god whose powers, properly harnessed, can destroy all that is, was, and ever shall be.
The bridge to a better life Ava Miles Sports hero and newly retired NFL quarterback Blake Cunningham wants a second chance at love...with his ex-wife. He's bought the house next door to her in Dare Valley and has built a bridge connecting their properties. It's his bridge to a better life, the one he lost when Natalie Hale left him after a family tragedy destroyed their marriage. Natalie has just started a new job as the head caterer at the small town's historic hotel. When she discovers Blake has become the boy next door--literally--she secretly has to admit he still fires up all her engines and tugs at her heart. But the ghosts from their past seem too monumental to conquer. Blake vows to help Natalie remember the power of their love and friendship.
The calendar of new beginnings Ava Miles The last thing international photojournalist Lucy O'Brien expected when she returned to her hometown was for her mother to ask her to shoot photos for a 'Calendar Girls'-like calendar...Of course, it's all for a good cause--raising money for breast cancer. Lucy agrees to help--ribald photos and all. It's not like she's told anyone her secret reason for coming home: that a recent trauma overseas threatens her livelihood. But her longtime BFF, Dr. Andy Hale, isn't letting her keep secrets from him.
Country heaven Ava Miles When famous -- and infamous -- country singer Rye Crenshaw saunters into the diner where she cooks, Tory Simmons is certain she's got him pegged. He's a bad boy who indulges himself in all things, women included. But while she couldn't care less about country music or arrogant men, Rye makes her an offer she can't refuse when he asks her to be his private chef on his multi-city concert tour. The job is the answer to all her prayers: it will clear out her debt and finance the fresh start she desperately needs.
Fireflies and magnolias Ava Miles Amelia Ann Hollins might have been raised to be a sweet magnolia, but she's found her inner fire--the quest for justice. The secrets she carries and a tragedy from her past prompt her to volunteer at a legal clinic in the worst part of town. Here she can serve and protect the one she couldn't save. Here she will risk everything. Clayton Chandler's happy life ended when his daddy died tragically when he was a boy. He lost his belief in magic and signs, but Amelia Ann is stirring the embers of passion and faith inside him again. He doesn't plan on risking his heart. To make matters worse, he works for her rock star brother and knows better than to date the younger sister of his best friend. When Amelia Ann volunteers to help with her brother's charity concert, Clayton has nowhere to run. Soon he can no longer deny his fiery passion for Amelia Ann, and as the danger of her calling and her secrets threaten their newfound love, they'll learn fireflies are magical and magnolias can burn hotter than steel.
The fountain of infinite wishes Ava Miles Shelby McGuiness hadn't stopped believing in wishes. Vander Montgomery had. Shelby's luck might have run out the day her daddy up and left her family high-and-dry. But she pulled herself up by her bootstraps to become a successful accountant working for a powerful, if eccentric, Southern businesswoman whose estate houses a magical fountain. With every wish Shelby makes, her life seems to improve. There's just one wish she's always had: to find her daddy. Cue the sexy private investigator, Vander Montgomery. He's a true hero, a man who's turned tragedy into triumph and helps others do the same. But he doesn't believe in wishes anymore, just plain old-fashioned luck. Shelby risks everything to uncover the secret behind her daddy's abandonment. She throws coin after coin into the fountain. Then a new wish emerges...that Vander can believe wishes are infinite and love conquers all.
The gate to everything Ava Miles Quarterback Jordan Dean thought he had everything until his long-time girlfriend broke up with him. His football rock star life had become too burdensome to her. Plus there was another teensy, weensy reason. Chef Grace Kincaid had gotten tired of waiting for him to propose. Ouch. When Jordan wins the Super Bowl, he tells himself it's enough. But he can't get Grace out of his mind.
Home sweet love Ava Miles Chase Parker doesn't believe in all that gushy home sweet love stuff. Moira Hale sure as heck does. Becoming a respected corporate executive of a billionaire enterprise is more enduring, according to Chase. He lost his home in a tragedy as a kid and doesn't plan on building another one ever again. But he finds himself stuck in small town Dare Valley recovering from a skiing accident--and in a home much like the one he lost. Moira is excited to have her first real home in addition to a fantabulous new job, working in tandem with Chase's boss on a high-powered fundraiser. She and Chase don't have to worry about an office romance technically because they don't work together. And so, while Chase is recovering, they decide to "hang out" and enjoy each other.
The moonlight serenade Ava Miles Abbie Maven is every bit a lady. Rhett Butler Blaylock doesn't mingle much with ladies. Being a professional poker player, the only lady he spends time with is Lady Luck. Yet, despite their differences, he can't fight the temptation of getting closer to Abbie. He imagines she smells as fresh as a hot July peach and tastes even more tantalizing.
The park of sunset dreams Ava Miles Jane Wilcox has a secret. She's been the incognito poker scout to a rock star poker player dressed as a smoking hot poker babe. Now that role is over, and she's living in small town Dare Valley, working as a dog walker-- or so everyone thinks. Without her Jimmy Choo heels and Prada gowns, she's trying to find her new sexy Inner Swan and a fairytale romance, but she's afraid she might have turned back into "Plain Jane" until she meets Matt Hale in the dog park.
The perfect ingredient Ava Miles Elizabeth Saunders is a woman of secrets, a rarity in small town Dare Valley. Her life hasn't turned out like she expected after a tragedy forced her to flee her old life and hide her identity. Now she's unmasked, hoping to put the past behind her???until the only man who ever captured her heart reappears. Terrance Waters may look like a sexy Alpha Navy Seal, but he's actually a celebrity chef. His star is rising with a new primetime TV reality cooking show until his dream hits a snag. His bad-boy image needs to be cleaned up. He's arrived in Dare Valley to show the network how squeaky clean he can be, working as the head chef at Dare Valley's famous hotel. When Elizabeth and Terrance meet, he wants to pick up where they left off, but Elizabeth resists. Terrance is not a man to take no for an answer. Soon the sparks are flying, hotter than ever this time. But the danger from Elizabeth's past appears, testing their newfound love and Terrance's dreams of becoming an even bigger star. Can their love triumph over all?
The promise of rainbows Ava Miles Jake Lassiter was a bona fide hero in the military before a tragedy in war changed his life forever. Now he's a rising country music star, intent on healing the world and himself through his music. But his past still haunts him ... When Jake hires girl-next-door interior decorator Susannah McGuiness, he sees a kindred spirit and a woman who pulls at his soul. The first sparks of hope fire in him, the kind that can heal all the wounds he still carries inside. For a man resigned to never having a happily ever after, Susannah sure has him dreaming about one. Susannah has always believed in the promise of rainbows, even when times are tough. She's known some hard times herself and connects with Jake on a level she's never known. In this hero, she doesn't see a broken man, but one who's risen again and again to life's challenges. But Jake must heal his secret wounds to claim the love of his dreams.
Unsinkable faith : God-filled strategies to transform the way you think, feel, and live Tracie Miles When 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.
The captivating Lady Charlotte Carolyn Miller Lady Charlotte Featherington is destined for great things on the marriage market. After all, as the beautiful daughter of a marquess, she should have her pick of the eligible nobility when she debuts. She, however, has love at the top of her list of marriageable attributes. And her romantic heart falls hard for one particularly dashing, attentive suitor. Sadly for Charlotte, her noble father intends her betrothed to be someone far more dull. William Hartwell may be a duke, but he knows he was Charlotte's father's pick, not the young lady's own choice. And the captivating Lady Charlotte does not strike him as a woman who will be wooed by his wealth or title. While she has captured his heart, he has no idea how to win hers in return--and the betrayal and scandal his first wife put him through makes it difficult for him to believe that love can ever be trusted. His only hope is that Charlotte's sense of responsibility will win out over her romantic notions. Can a widowed duke and a romantically inclined lady negotiate a future and discover love beyond duty? Will they be able to find healing and hope from the legacy of grace?
Scary close : dropping the act and finding true intimacy Donald Miller "After decades of failed relationships and painful drama, Donald Miller decided had had enough. Impressing people wasn't 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."--Amazon.com.
Canada Korina Miller 'Lonely Planet Canada' is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Experience the grandeur of the Rockies, marvel at the totem pole carvings of the Haida people, or hit the powdery slopes on the outskirts of Vancouver all with your trusted travel companion.
Paradise lost John Milton Often considered the greatest epic in any modern language, Paradise lost tells the story of the revolt of Satan, his banishment from Heaven, and the ensuing fall of man and his expulsion from Eden.
Every seven years Denise Mina It's been seven years since Else visited her tiny hometown on an isolated island off the coast of Scotland. After years of bullying at the hands of the few other residents she left to find a new life. But now that her mother has passed away, Else has returned. And when her old tormentor Karen Little hands her the very book that sent her running all those years ago, the cruelties of her past have Else seeing red.
The long drop Denise Mina William 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.
Dream on Sarah Mlynowski In this fourth adventure, Abby, her brother Jonah, and her friend Robin get sucked into the magic mirror and end up in the story of Sleeping Beauty, but when Robin pricks her finger and uses up the sleeping spell, Abby has to come up with a clever solution and a new happily-ever-after.
Moon burning : a children of the moon novel Lucy Monroe Barr never asked to be made laird over the struggling Donegal clan or leader of its werewolf pack. But he'll do his duty, and although he hasn't yet found his mate, he hopes she will be among his people. He expects his new role to be difficult; he doesn't expect to discover a naked woman in the forest whose memory is as fragile as her human body--her delectable, all too appealing body. Could this woman be his true mate? On a mission to save her people from extinction, Sabrine pretends she has no memory in order to gain access to her enemy: the Donegal clan. A raven shifter, she is determined to retrieve the sacred stone that rightfully belongs to her people. But soon she'll be engulfed in her burning desire and growing love for Barr--and the dangerous and inescapable secrets destined to keep them apart ...
Men of the Bible Dwight Lyman Moody
Once a hero Elizabeth Moon Fleet 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 centre 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 Elizabeth Moon 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. But Esmay cannot abide Brun's highborn airs. And when their shared affection for Barin ignites a rivalry between them, Esmay is exiled to remote duty. Crushed by the rebuke of her friendship, Brun leaves the facility--and enters a nightmare.For the enemies of civilization are on the move. The savage New Texas Militia, driven to spread their fanatical dogma, has been stealing the Familias government's own weaponry to use against them. When Brun accidentally witnesses their depredations, her life is all but forfeit. Taken by the Militia, she is subjected to inhuman torment as Esmay is blamed for the disastrous situation and the galaxy prepares for inevitable conflict.With the life of Brun and the dominance of the Familias Regnant both in peril, Esmay must go into action once again against a brutal, deranged enemy who would rather die than face defeat...
Twas the night before christmas : A Visit from St. Nicholas Clement Clarke Moore
Making waves : a Beach Lane novel Laura Moore As the responsible daughter of an irresponsible socialite, Dakota Hale has plenty of practice catering to the whims of the rich and spoiled--and she's turned that experience into a thriving concierge business serving the needs of the Hamptons' wealthy elite. But living and working among the upper crust has never tempted Dakota to follow in her mother's jet-setting footsteps. Anytime the drama on land gets too outrageous, Dakota finds calm surfing the Atlantic waves.
She's the one Teresa F Morgan Just a boy standing in front of a girl - Actor Steve Mason has it all - gorgeous looks, the perfect starlet girlfriend hanging on his arm and his name on every Hollywood producer's lips. That is, until it turns out the 'perfect girl' is actually a perfect PR stunt! Dumped and with his name plastered across every tabloid headline, Steve decides to head home to England, questioning if he'll ever find a woman who genuinely loves him for who he is, and not just his place on the Sexiest Man Alive list.
Love overdue : a novel Pamela Morsi Buttoned-up book lover DJ is all sensible shoes, drab skirts and studious glasses.
Last things : a graphic memoir of loss and love Marissa Moss After returning home from a year abroad, Marissa's husband, Harvey, was diagnosed with ALS. The disease progressed quickly, and Marissa was soon consumed with caring for Harvey while trying to keep life as normal as possible for her young children. ALS stole the man who was her husband, the father of her children, and her best friend in less than seven months. This is not a story about the redemptive power of a terminal illness. It is a story of resilience-of how a family managed to survive a terrible loss and grow in spite of it. Although it's a sad story, it's powerfully told and ultimately uplifting as a guide to strength and perseverance, to staying connected to those who matter most in the midst of a bleak upheaval. If you've ever wondered how you would cope with a dire diagnosis, this book can provide a powerful example of what it feels like and how to come through the darkness into the light.
1Q84. Books 1 and 2 Haruki Murakami An ode to George Orwell's "1984" told in alternating male and female voices relates the stories of Aomame, an assassin for a secret organization who discovers that she has been transported to an alternate reality, and Tengo, a mathematics lecturer and novice writer.
Hope for the elephants Patricia J Murphy
British highways and byways from a motor car : being a record of a five thousand mile tour in England, Wales and Scotland Thos D (Thomas Dowler) Murphy
Awesome adventures Helen (Senior editor) Murray Awesome Adventures is a brand new book introducing readers to the Lego Movie universe.
Voyage of the owl Belinda Murrell Magical 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?
Quest for the Sun Gem Belinda Murrell Magical 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?
The snowy tower Belinda Murrell Even 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.
The book of dragons E (Edith) Nesbit A collection of tales which shows how dragons can shape the fates of princes, queens, and ordinary children.
The enchanted castle E (Edith) Nesbit Four English children find a wonderful world of magic through an enchanted wishing ring.
Release Patrick Ness Adam 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.
Callista : a tale of the third century John Henry Newman
Buying a piece of Paris : finding a key to the city of love Ellie Nielsen Paris has seduced many admirers, but for visiting Australian Ellie Nielsen it's true love. So deep is her infatuation that, if she can't have it all to herself, she'll only be satisfied with buying her own little piece of Paris. The object of her desire seems so simple: the sort of apartment she's seen a thousand times in magazines and books. Something effortlessly charming, and old, and quirky-and expertly decorated. Something exuding character and Parisian chic. Something quintessentially French. The trouble is, she has only two short weeks in which to realise her fantasy-and she must somehow negotiate a deal in a foreign language without offending French real-estate etiquette. Is this even vaguely possible, or just a ridiculous folly? With her trusty French phrasebook in hand, and plucking up her reserves of savoir faire, Ellie embarks on the adventure of a lifetime. Beauty is everywhere even if, like all true romances, there are many obstacles to be overcome.
And then she was gone Rosalind Noonan Eleven-year-old Lauren O'Neil vanished one sunny afternoon as she walked home from school. Six years later, her parents Rachel and Dan still tirelessly scour their Oregon hometown and beyond, always believing Lauren will be found. Then one day, the call comes. Lauren has been rescued from a secluded farm mere miles away, and her abductor has confessed. Yet her return is nothing like Rachel imagined. Though the revelations about what Lauren endured are shocking, most heartbreaking of all is to see the bright-eyed, assertive daughter she knew transformed into a wary, polite stranger. Lauren's first instinct is to flee. For years she's been told her parents forgot her; now she doubts the pieces of her life can ever fit together again. But Rachel refuses to lose her a second time. Little by little they must relearn what it means to be a family, trusting that their bond is strong enough to guide them back to each other. Intensely moving and absorbing, this is an extraordinary story told with sensitivity and grace, and filled with the depth and breadth of a mother's love.
Domestic secrets Rosalind Noonan Rachel Whalen and Ariel Alexander have been friends for more than a decade. Despite their differences -- down-to-earth Rachel owns a local hair salon; Ariel is a vivacious former TV star determined to hold on to her looks -- they've helped each other navigate single motherhood, banding together against the soccer moms of Timbergrove, Oregon. Yet lately, Rachel wonders about Ariel's increasingly erratic parenting and her clandestine love life. And Rachel can't reveal to anyone, even Ariel, how much she worries about her sullen, distant, younger son. When an unthinkable tragedy separates the two families, Rachel desperately tries to understand what went wrong. But as her assumptions are ripped away one by one, she must confront shattering revelations about the people she trusted and the suburban world that once seemed so safe. Rosalind Noonan explores both the bonds and the gulfs that exist between parents and children, friends and neighbours, in a suspenseful novel that is honest, intelligent, and thought provoking.
Becoming Nicole : the extraordinary transformation of an ordinary family Amy Ellis Nutt When Wayne and Kelly Maines adopted identical twin boys, they thought their lives were complete. But it wasn't long before they noticed a marked difference between Jonas and his brother, Wyatt. Jonas preferred sports and trucks and many of the things little boys were "supposed" to like; but Wyatt liked princess dolls and dress-up and playing Little Mermaid. By the time the twins were toddlers, confusion over Wyatt's insistence that he was female began to tear the family apart. In the years that followed, the Maineses came to question their long-held views on gender and identity, to accept and embrace Wyatt's transition to Nicole, and to undergo an emotionally wrenching transformation of their own that would change all their lives forever. Becoming Nicole chronicles a journey that could have destroyed a family but instead brought it closer together.
Buried lies Kristina Ohlsson A criminal lawyer in Stockholm, Martin Benner sees himself as a man who has it all. Then Bobby T barges into his office one day, demanding his help. Bobby says he's the brother of Sara Tell, a young woman dubbed "Sara Texas" by the tabloids after she confessed to five brutal murders some time back -- three in Sweden, and two in Texas. Six months ago, she shocked everyone when she escaped from pre-trial custody and leapt off a bridge to her death. But Bobby says she was innocent. He needs Martin's help to clear her name and to find Sara's son, Mio, who he says disappeared around the time of her death. As Martin and Lucy, the partner in his firm, delve deeper into the case, their pursuit of the truth takes them across the ocean to Texas, where the pieces of the puzzle slowly fall into place. But before Martin can continue his investigation, he receives some devastating news that turns his world upside down.
The life of Buddha and its lessons Henry Steel Olcott An essay on the life of Buddha.
The summer house by the sea Jenny (Editor) Oliver Every Summer has its own story. For Ava Fisher, the backdrop to all her sun-drenched memories - from her first taste of chocolate-dipped churros to her very first kiss - is her grandmother's Summerhouse in the sleepy Spanish seaside town of Mariposa. Returning for one last summer, Ava throws herself into a project her grandmother would be proud of. Cafe Estrella - once the heart of the sleepy seaside village - now feels more ramshackle than rustic. Just like Ava, it seems it has lost its sparkle. Away from the exhausting juggle of London life, Ava realises somehow her life has stopped being happy. But being back at the Summerhouse by the sea could be the new beginning she didn't even realise she needed.
Ludlow Ladies Society. Ann O'Loughlin Connie Carter has lost everybody and everything dear to her. To help nurse her grieving heart and to try and find answers, she moves from her home in America to Ludlow Hall, deep in the Irish countryside. All she knows about Ludlow is that her late husband spent all their money on the house - without ever mentioning it to her. Now Connie needs to know why. At Ludlow Hall, Connie befriends Eve and Hetty and is introduced to the somewhat curious Ludlow Ladies' Society. But can Connie ever reveal her hurt? And, more importantly, can she ever understand or forgive? As the Ludlow Ladies stitch patchwork memory quilts to remember those they have loved and lost, the secrets of the past finally begin to surface. The Ludlow Ladies' Society is a story of friendship, resilience and compassion, and how women support each other through the most difficult times.
Last Hope Island : Britain, occupied Europe, and the brotherhood that helped turn the tide of war Lynne Olson
Over Maya dead body Sandra Orchard FBI Special Agent Serena Jones arrives on Martha's Vineyard with her family, ready for a little bit of R&R and a whole lot of reminiscing as they celebrate the engagement of an old family friend. But crime doesn't take a vacation, and she's soon entangled in an investigation of a suspicious death tied to an antiquities smuggling ring. When her investigation propels her into danger, Serena must stay the course and solve this case before anyone else dies. But just how is she supposed to do that when the two men in her life arrive on the scene, bringing with them plenty of romantic complications--and even a secret or two?
At home in Japan : a foreign woman's journey of discovery Rebecca Otowa What would it be like to move to Japan, leaving everyone you know behind, to become part of a traditional Japanese household? At Home in Japan tells an extraordinary true story of a foreign woman who goes through an amazing transformation, as she makes a move from a suburban lifestyle in California to a new life, living in Japan. She dedicates 30 years of her life as a housewife, custodian and chatelaine of a 350-year-old farmhouse in rural Japan. This astonishing book traces a circular path from were Rebecca began, to living under Japanese customs, from the basic day to day details of life in the house and village, through relationships with family, neighbours and the natural and supernatural entities with which the family shares the house. Rebecca Otowa then focuses on her inner life, touching on some of the pivotal memories of her time in Japan, the lessons in perception that Japan has taught her.
Killing Bay. Chris Ould When a group of activists arrive on the Faroe Islands to stop the traditional whale hunts, tensions between islanders and protestors run high. And when a woman is found murdered, circumstances seem designed to increase animosity. To English DI Jan Reyna and local detective Hjalti Hentze, it becomes increasingly clear that evidence is being hidden from them, and neither knows who to trust, or how far some people might go to defend their beliefs.
The lucky one Caroline Overington Keep 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. A fresh body ... When, after much rancour, the castle is sold, billionaire developers move in, only to discover one skeleton after another, including a fresh corpse, rotting in the old family cemetery. An unsolved mystery ... As three generations of the well-respected Alden-Stowe family come in for scrutiny, detectives will discover a twisted web of rivalries, alliances, deceit, and treachery. Set amidst the rolling hills of the California wine district, and featuring gold-digger wives, a frustrated housekeeper, a demented patriarch and forbidden love, police must decide: who has died? Who has survived? And who, amidst all this horror and betrayal, is the lucky one?
Dorothy must die stories. Volume 2 Danielle (Novelist) Paige Follow Dorothy's iconic companions from the beloved classic The Wonderful Wizard of Oz as each of their gifts becomes key to the downfall of Oz.
The end of Oz Danielle (Novelist) Paige When a tornado swept me away to the magical land of Oz, I was given a mission: Dorothy must die. That's right, everyone's favourite Wicked-Witch-slayer had let the magic of Oz corrupt her. She turned evil. So I killed her. But just when we thought it was safe to start rebuilding the damaged land of Oz, we were betrayed. Now I'm following the Road of Yellow Brick as it helps me escape toward the mysterious land of Ev, where the Nome King rules a bleak and angry world. And what I'm about to find is shocking: My original mission may not have been successful. I thought my job was over, but it's only just beginning. And it's up to me to foil Dorothy's plans for revenge--and finally save the land I've come to love.
Heart of tin Danielle (Novelist) Paige In The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, the Wizard gave the Tin Woodman a heart, and all lived happily ever after or so the story goes. But in Heart of Tin, the heart wants what the heart wants and the Tin Woodman's heart pines for Dorothy. The gift that the Wizard once bestowed on him turns twisted with longing. And when Dorothy returns to Oz with her own dark agenda, the Tin Woodman will do whatever it takes to help her rise to power and to make her his. Heart of Tin by Danielle Paige is a dark and compelling reimagining of a beloved classic and is perfect for fans of Cinder by Marissa Meyer.
Stealing Snow Danielle Paige Seventeen-year-old Snow lives within the walls of the Whittaker Institute, a high security mental hospital in upstate New York. Deep down, she knows she doesn't belong there, but she has no memory of life outside, except for the strangest dreams. And then a mysterious, handsome man, an orderly in the hospital, opens a door - and Snow knows that she has to leave - She finds herself in icy Algid, her true home, with witches, thieves, and a strangely alluring boy named Kai. As secret after secret is revealed, Snow discovers that she is on the run from a royal lineage she's destined to inherit, a father more powerful and ruthless than she could have imagined, and choices of the heart that could change everything. Heroine or villain, queen or broken girl, frozen heart or true love, Snow must choose her fate.
The straw king Danielle Paige In The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, the Scarecrow received the gift of a brain from the Wizard and was appointed the new ruler of Oz. In The Straw King, the Scarecrow's tale takes a crooked turn when his reign is threatened. With faith in his newfound wisdom shaken, the Scarecrow will turn to anyone who can help--even if others have their own interests at heart.
Wicked Danielle Paige Danielle Paige delivers a dark and compelling reimagining of a beloved classic, perfect for fans of Cinder by Marissa Meyer, Beastly by Alex Flinn, and Wicked by Gregory Maguire. When the Cowardly Lion set off for the Emerald City in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz with Dorothy and the others, he sought courage above all else.
The witch must burn Danielle Paige
Yellow brick war Danielle Paige To fight for Oz and save Kansas from power-hungry dictator Dorothy's latest plot, Amy teams up with the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked and finds herself working alongside the Wicked Witch of the West.
The queen of Oz : a Dorothy must die prequel novella Danielle Paige This reveals the mysterious backstory of Ozma--and how she went from fairy princess to the rightful ruler of Oz. Young Mombi was never the best witch in Oz. She wasn't the most talented, or the most powerful. But when the Wizard knocks on her door holding a baby girl who needs protection, Mombi agrees to take the job. She casts one powerful, surprising spell--hiding the baby where no one would find her. Years later, a boy named Pete goes on a journey to the Emerald City, where he learns the truth about his true identity...and his role in Oz's destiny. Danielle Paige delivers a dark and compelling reimagining of L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, perfect for fans of Cinder by Marissa Meyer, Beastly by Alex Flinn, and Wicked by Gregory Maguire, and follows some of literature's most beloved characters as their lives intertwine to bring about the downfall of Oz.
Version control Dexter Clarence Palmer A woman deals with a strange and persistent sense of everything being slightly off, which may or may not be related to her scientist husband's pet project, a "causality violation device" that might actually be working.
Fit for a king Diana Palmer Eccentric neighbour, loyal friend, and totally innocent tease, impish Elissa Dean was exactly what Kingston Roper needed to get him out of a romantic bind, that is. His sister-in-law's intentions were anything but sisterly, and King had to produce a make-believe lover to run interference. Sweet Elissa fit the bill nicely. The act seemed foolproof. . . until seeing Elissa in his bed heated King's blood and holding her filled him with unbearable longing. As the fantasy threatened to become reality, King was torn-did he desire a woman he could not touch? Would he touch a woman he dared not love?
Protector Diana Palmer Hayes 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 Palmer Coltrain'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?
The accusation : forbidden stories from inside North Korea 1950- Pandi In 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.
In two minds : a novel Gordon Parker I can more or less guarantee that you know someone for whom this book will be important and inspiring. There's a very strong chance that person will be you.' Stephen Fry Dr Martin Homer is a GP with a naturally sunny disposition.
Australian legendary tales : folklore of the Noongahburrahs as told to the piccaninnies K Langloh (Katie Langloh) Parker The contents includes over 30 tales, with supplements that include a glossary and the first tale transliterated from the original language. The stories are set in a 'no-time' where animal spirits, supernatural beings and humans interact, often alluding to ideas of creation. Several references are made to an "All Father" Baiame, to a man Wurrunnah, a culture hero, and animal beings who engage with people and each other. Parker's prefatory remarks give acknowledgement to the "Noongahburrah" people and names some individuals who assisted her, the dedication is to man she describes as their king, Peter Hippi.
Purgatory road : a novel Samuel Parker When a day trip out of Las Vegas with his wife takes a turn for the worse, Jack is sure he has the ability to get them home. But he has driven into something far beyond reason. Rescue comes in the form of a desert hermit, but hope fades as the couple comes to realize that the nomad has no intention of letting them leave. A chance encounter with a kidnapped runaway and her crazed abductor leads them all farther into the wilderness--and closer to the cold brutality that isolation brings. At the edge of his sanity, Jack begins to learn that playing by another's rules may be the only way to survive. In a voice that is as hypnotizing as a desert mirage, debut novelist Samuel Parker entices listeners down a treacherous road, where the forces of good and evil are as crushing as the Mojave heat.
The university of hard knocks Ralph Parlette
Chocolate and cocoa recipes Maria Parloa
Canned fruit, preserves, and jellies : household methods of preparation Maria Parloa
The man from Snowy River A B (Andrew Barton) Paterson
How to be miserable : 40 strategies you already use. Randy J Paterson In How to Be Miserable, psychologist Randy Paterson outlines 40 specific behaviours and habits, which if followed are sure to lead to a lifetime of unhappiness. On the other hand, if you do the opposite, you may yet join the ranks of happy people everywhere! There are stacks upon stacks of self-help books that will promise you love, happiness, and a fabulous life. But how can you pinpoint the exact behaviours that cause you to be miserable in the first place? Sometimes when we're depressed, or just sad or unhappy, our instincts tell us to do the opposite of what we should such as focusing on the negative, dwelling on what we can't change, isolating ourselves from friends and loved ones, eating junk food, or overindulging in alcohol.
Black market James Patterson A 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.
Never never James Patterson Detective Harriet Blue needs to get out of town, fast With her brother under arrest for a series of brutal murders in Sydney, Harry's chief wants the hot-headed detective kept far from the press. So he assigns her a deadly new case - in the middle of the outback. Deep in the Western Australian desert, three young people have disappeared from the Bandya Mine. And it's Harry's job to track them down. But still reeling from events back home, and with a secretive new partner at her side, Harry's not sure who she can trust anymore. And, in this unforgiving land, she has no idea how close she is to a whole new kind of danger . . .
Tick tock James Patterson NYC'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.
Exile Richard North Patterson A successful attorney about to be married and preparing for a run for Congress, David Wolfe's life is thrown into turmoil when he is reunited with Hana Arif, a Palestinian woman with whom he had a secret love affair in law school.
Whole food thermo ooked : 140+ deliciously healthy recipes for all brands of thermo appliance. Tracey Pattison Be well. Make it wholesome with your thermo device. Whole Food Thermo Cooked is the essential healthy cookbook companion to your thermo appliance - a collection of 140+ delicious whole food recipes to suit every occasion, from making your own nut milks to creating a dinner for a crowd. Thermo appliances have a devoted following all round the world. They're almost like having an extra set of hands in the kitchen. And now you can combine the convenience of thermo cooking with nutritious whole foods for your family every day. Replace store-bought preservative-laden staples with basics made from scratch in seconds. Then be inspired by recipes for dozens of soups, delicious mains, simple sides and wholesome sweets and drinks that will please even the fussiest of palates. Whole Food Thermo Cooked helps you get back to basics, making it easy to feed your family well.
No place for a lady Gill Paul The year is 1854, and Britain is in the grip of a gruesome war. Dorothea Gray has not seen her little sister Lucy since she eloped with the handsome Captain Charlie Harvington and set sail for the Crimea. Now, as the war worsens and the battlefields darken with blood, Dorothea must risk everything to find her sister and join Florence Nightingale in the Crimean hospitals, nursing the injured soldiers back to health. But the young Lucy is fighting her own battles, and not everyone wants to be found... Against the backdrop of one of history's most heartbreaking wars, can these two sisters find their way back to each other? Or will tragedy intervene? A spellbinding tale of courage, adventure and true love from the bestselling author of The Secret Wife.
Women and children first Gill Paul The Titanic was the most magnificent ship ever built, offering every possible luxury to her passengers ' yet on the night on the 14th of April, 1912, she sank in the North Atlantic, leaving the lucky ones floating in wooden rowing boats, and the rest struggling for their lives in the icy water. This novel follows the fortunes of Reg, a handsome young steward who works in the first-class dining room; Annie, a gifted Irishwoman who is travelling to America with her four children; Juliette, a titled English lady who is pregnant and unmarried; an American millionaire and his wife who are trapped in a poisoned marriage; and a mystery passenger who never shows her face in public. The sinking of the Titanic not only steals lives but blows apart the futures of those who survive. Coming to terms with the shocking events, survivors form new attachments, make decisions with tragic consequences, and watch all their old certainties crumble. How can life ever be the same again when you have heard 1,500 people dying in the water around you'
Cassell's vegetarian cookery : a manual of cheap and wholesome diet A G (Arthur Gay) Payne
A manual of moral philosophy Andrew P (Andrew Preston) Peabody The author has endeavoured in this treatise to comprehend all that is essential in a manual of ethics, with a view equally to precision and to conciseness. He has not thought it necessary to controvert views other than his own; for conflicting opinions are apt to bewilder rather than to enlighten those who are not adepts in the science, and it is better to supersede false theories by the clear statement of the truth than to enter into their formal refutation. Thus, for instance, as regards utilitarianism, instead of exposing the fallacies of its several types, the attempt has been made (in Chapter III.) to set them aside by assigning to expediency its legitimate secondary place as a principle of action.
Hello, is this planet Earth? : my view from the International Space Station Tim Peake The first book by astronaut Tim Peake a mesmerising collection of over 150 of Tim's stunning photographs that he took on board the International Space Station, many of which have not been seen before.
Amazing battles! Rosie Peet Showcases some of LEGO DC's most loved heroes, including Superman, Wonder Woman and Batman as they team up to create an awesome Super Hero team!
Big Nate. I can't take it! Lincoln Peirce Life can be stressful for Nate Wright. At school, Mrs. Godfrey makes every day a nightmare. At home, he's stuck between Ellen, his incredibly annoying older sister, and Dad, perhaps the most clueless parent of all time. And don't get him started on Gina, the ultimate teacher's pet, or Artur, the unassuming exchange student who bests him at every turn. It's enough to make even a can-do kid like Nate scream: I can't take it!
The complete Big Nate. 8 Lincoln Peirce The 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 Peirce The 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 Peirce The 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.
Too close to me : the middle-aged consequences of revealing a child called "it" David J Pelzer In the blockbuster autobiography A Child Called "It", Dave Pelzer shared the story of his childhood - one of the most dramatic and extreme stories of child abuse ever prosecuted in the state of California. As a child, Pelzer was beaten, starved, and abused both emotionally and physically by his alcoholic and mentally unstable mother. As a man, Pelzer went on to have love, happiness, a fulfilling career, and his own family. To many, Pelzer seemed to have found his happy ending. But for a child abuse survivor, living a normal adult life carries challenges and complications above and beyond those faced by most people. This book, the fifth in Pelzer's nonfiction series, provides an honest and courageous look at the difficulties inherent in marriage, parenthood, work, and life from the perspective of someone who survived horrific physical and emotional terrors as a child, and who seeks to meet the responsibilities and complications of adult life with love, strength, and an open heart.
Beneath the cypress tree Margaret Pemberton A war that could turn friends into enemies, lovers into fighters . . . Summer 1935. Best friends Kate Shelton, Ella Tetley and Daphne St. Maur are on the cusp of a new life, having graduated with Classics degrees. Kate is desperate to start work on an archaeological dig straightaway and she is thrilled to be given a position at the famous Knossos palace site in Crete. However, she doesn't bargain for working with gruff site director Lewis Sinclair - nor for her own complex feelings towards him. In Yorkshire, Ella's family expect her to marry Sam, her steady friend who is training to be a doctor, but Ella too feels pulled to the Mediterranean by the promise of freedom.
The fortune hunter David Graham Phillips A turn-of-the-century novella set against the backdrop of the German immigrant community of New York.
The price she paid David Graham Phillips At the death of her father Mildred and her mother find themselves destitute when they learn how far above their means they have lived. Her brother, both unable and unwilling to take them in, leaves them both with no alternative but to marry and marry "well". Her mother does this, but the man she marries is reprehensible and mean spirited. Her mother and step-father all but force Mildred into marriage with a very wealthy man only to have it be an unbearable situation. Mildred leaves her husband and her life begins. She is determined to trade on her looks and "nice" singing voice to become a songtress. Along the way she realises how much more than what she is she must become to achieve success and independence. We follow Mildred through folly and foolishness, highs and lows. And in the end triumph. But of course at a price.
Mangled English Gervase Phinn Sometimes what we say and write can lead to a great deal of misunderstanding and unintentional humour, as bestselling author and former school inspector Gervase Phinn shows in his book 'Gervase Phinn's Mangled English', a humorous anthology of the mistakes, misprints, malapropisms and misunderstandings in the English language. It includes book requests ('Lionel Richie's Wardrobe by Cecily Lewis') and book titles (Handbook for the Limbless); people's names (Nora Bone); proverbs ('If he died with a face like that, nobody would wash the corpse'); spoonerisms ('The British Broadcorping Castration'); classroom howlers ('A fibula is a small lie'); malapropisms ('She's got a congenial disease') and euphemisms ('I'm off to shed a tear for Nelson'); newspaper misprints ('New research into causes of dysexlia'); and epitaphs ('He died in peace. His wife died first').
Family, friends and furry creatures Liz Pichon Tom Gates has a class assignment: a family tree! Tom's ready to learn all about the Gates family, his friends and a furry creature.
Release the bats : writing your way out of it D B C Pierre When DBC Pierre burst onto the scene in 2003, he arrived with no particular literary education. Finding he had something to say, he made the journey solo to that place where dreams and demons live, to try and turn feelings into words. Part biography, part reflection and part practical guide, Release the Bats explores the mysteries of why and how we tell stories, and the craft of writing fiction. DBC Pierre reveals everything he learned the hard way.
A Chinese wonder book Norman Hinsdale Pitman The Chinese Wonder Book contains some of the most beloved tales of China, including 'Why the Dog Hates the Cat, ' 'The Great Bell, ' 'The Strange Tale of Doctor Dog' and 'The Talking Fish.' Originally published in 1919, this book has served as an introduction to the folk tales of classical China for generations of readers.
The works of Edgar Allan Poe volume 1 Edgar Allan Poe
The works of Edgar Allan Poe, the raven edition : Table Of Contents And Index Of The Five Volumes Edgar Allan Poe
Ramage's signal. Dudley Pope With Bonaparte Napoleon at the height of his powers, the Mediterranean can be safely considered exclusive French territory. So when Captain Ramage and his crew are sent alone into Mediterranean waters, they can expect to be outnumbered. But it is the French who discover they have an enemy they had not bargained for.
Ramage and the guillotine Dudley Pope As France recovers from her bloody Revolution, Napoleon is amassing his armies for the Great Invasion. In England the Navy must prepare to defend the land from foreign attack. Lieutenant Ramage is chosen to travel to France and embark upon the perilous quest of spying on the great Napoleon. His discovery will mean the guillotine!
Ramage's devil Dudley Pope Ramage is suddenly caught behind enemy lines when on honeymoon in France, as the Peace of Amien unexpectedly ends. The story chronicles his escape and dashing adventures in true Ramage style; as an enemy ship is captured and a sub-plot develops involving a pursuit to the prison colony on Devil's Island.
Ramage's diamond Dudley Pope Newly promoted to be the youngest Captain in the Royal Navy, in 1804 Ramage is despatched to blockade the French in Martinique. The passage proves difficult; a slovenly crew under the command of a now incompetent drunk having to be overcome so as to realise the objective. Diamond Rock is fortified and a French convoy has to be dealt with as this gripping adventure proceeds, emulating the real life exploits of Commodore Samuel Hood RN.
Ramage's trial. Dudley Pope Lord Ramage has made his name through numerous brave, daring and extremely perilous sea battles. He has undertaken his tasks loyally with skill and valour. So it is with some surprise that he finds that perhaps his greatest enemy of all comes from within the British Navy itself. He is forced to undergo a battle that will require his all.
The totally unscientific study of the search for human happiness Paula Poundstone Is there a secret to happiness?" asks comedian Paula Poundstone. "I don't know how or why anyone would keep it a secret. It seems rather cruel, really . . . Where could it be? Is it deceptively simple? Does it melt at a certain temperature? Can you buy it? Must you suffer for it before or after?" In her wildly and wisely observed book, the comedy legend takes on that most inalienable of rights - the pursuit of happiness. Offering herself up as a human guinea pig in a series of thoroughly unscientific experiments, Poundstone tries out a different get-happy hypothesis in each chapter of her data-driven search. She gets in shape with taekwondo. She drives fast behind the wheel of a Lamborghini. She communes with nature while camping with her daughter, and commits to getting her house organized (twice!). Swing dancing? Meditation? Volunteering?
A home in Sunset Bay Rebecca Pugh Enough is enough. The always perfect Laurie Chapman had jumped in her car and raced as fast as she could from London heading to Sunset Bay and (she hopes) the open arms of her estranged sister. Mia Chapman loves running Dolly's Diner in the picture-perfect coastal Cornish town of Sunset Bay. Now that her and Grandma Dolly's dream is finally a reality Mia has never been prouder. Until Laurie suddenly turns up on her doorstep. How can she forgive the sister who walked away? Once upon a time Mia and Laurie were best friends. Back together after so long, the time has come for the sisters to figure out what went so wrong all those years ago - and whether they can ever put it right.
Right here waiting for you Rebecca Pugh We used to be best friends. Magda used to be the girl everyone wanted to be - most likely to achieve her every wish. That is until suddenly her perfect life seems to be anything but! Sophia has never regretted her life, sure it isn't perfect, but being a single mum to a daughter she loves is pretty great. Perhaps she never moved away from home, or got to live out her dreams, but what she has right now isn't so bad. That is until an invitation to their school reunion arrives, throwing both their lives into a spin - because these two used to be friends and it might finally be time to face up to that one big mistake that happened all those years ago.
The books of the New Testament Leighton Pullan
Shadow in the north Philip Pullman The breathtaking return of daredevil detective Sally Lockhart. These days, Sally is twenty-two, an entrepreneur and expert financial advisor. But amid the mist-shrouded streets of Victorian London, strange news meets Sally's ears: rumours of the disappearance of steamship Ingrid Linde. As she investigates the loss, a clairvoyant mentions the name of Europe's richest man. Who is financier Axel Bellmann? What is behind the mysterious bad luck that has hit the Anglo-Baltic shipping line? And how far will Bellman go to stop Sally prying into his affairs? As Sally investigates, she begins a dangerous journey into the black heart of evil...
The ruby in the smoke Philip Pullman If you've not yet met Sally Lockhart, prepare to be bowled over. The beautiful, smart 16-year-old can ride like a Cossack and shoot like a demon--and now she's braving terrible danger to hunt down her father's killer! Her journey will take her from the grimy streets of London to a Maharajah's Indian palace and the opium dens of China, unravelling a rich and colourful mystery at whose heart is a priceless jewel soaked in blood...From the glittering talent of Philip Pullman, a king of children's storytellers, this gripping yarn of courage and adventure will leave you bedazzled.
The tiger in the well Philip Pullman In a respectable tea-shop in London, a girl with a pistol is holding off three men. Sally Lockhart is fighting for her child--a child who is suddenly not hers any more. Sally is now twenty-five, and somebody wants to destroy her. She is unmarried--but she receives divorce papers from a man she has never even met, let alone married. Who is this evil stranger? His trap is so well-laid that she is powerless to disprove his lies. Now he has been awarded custody of her precious daughter. Driven from her home, desperately trying to understand what's happening, Sally is prepared to fight for her family's freedom. Even if it turns out to be a fight to the death.
The connected child : bring hope and healing to your adoptive family Karyn Brand Purvis
The merry adventures of Robin Hood Howard Pyle Robin Hood and his band of merry men offer young audiences more than enough adventure and thrills to keep them listening intently. Filled with action, villains, and surprises, who could resist the arrows flying, danger lurking, and medieval intrigue?
Lady Beresford's lover Ella Quinn Ella Quinn's bachelors are quite sure of what they want in life--and love--until the right woman opens their eyes After a painful heartbreak, Rupert, the handsome young Earl of Stanstead, has decided that when it comes to love, avoidance is best. Until he meets a woman who makes him forget his plan--and remember his longing for a wife and family. Yet he senses that she too has been hurt, though she attempts to hide her feelings--and more--in the most baffling and alluring way. Intrigued, Rupert is willing to play along, if winning her is the prize Crushed by her late husband's scorn, Vivian, Countess of Beresford, believes she is monstrously undesirable. Sadly childless, she has moved to London resigned to a solitary life. Still, when she encounters Rupert at a masquerade ball, her disguise as Cleopatra emboldens her. Convinced he doesn't recognize her, she begins an after-hours affair with him, always in costume--while allowing him to innocently court the real her by day. But when Rupert makes a shocking choice, will Vivian be able to handle the truth? ...
The Alice network : a novel Kate Quinn It's 1947 and American college girl Charlie St. Clair is pregnant, unmarried, and on the verge of being thrown out of her very proper family. She's also nursing a fervent belief that her beloved French cousin Rose, who disappeared in Nazi-occupied France during the war, might still be alive somewhere. So when Charlie's family banishes her to Europe to have her "little problem" take care of, Charlie breaks free and heads to London determined to find out what happened to the cousin she loves like a sister. In 1915, Eve Gardiner burns to join the fight against the Germans and unexpectedly gets her chance to serve when she's recruited to work as a spy for the English. Sent into enemy-occupied France during The Great War, she's trained by the mesmerizing Lili, the "Queen of Spies", who manages a vast network of secret agents, right under the enemy's nose. Thirty years later, haunted by the betrayal that ultimately tore apart the Alice Network, Eve spends her days drunk and secluded in her crumbling London house. Until a young American barges in uttering a name Eve hasn't heard in decades, and launching them both on a mission to find the truth ... no matter where it leads.
The day I died : a novel Lori Rader-Day Using her skills as a handwriting analyst to assist a local murder and kidnapping investigation, Anna identifies disturbing parallels between the crimes and her own struggles to protect her troubled teen son from her abusive ex.
The crying tree Naseem Rakha Irene Stanley thought her world had come to an end when her 15-year- old son, Shep, was murdered in a robbery at their Oregon home. Daniel Robbin, who had spent his teenage years in and out of trouble, gave himself up to the police and was imprisoned in the State Penitentiary.
Missee Lee Arthur Ransome When their boat is burned and they are cast adrift in the South China Sea, Titty, Roger, Peggy, John, Nancy, Susan, and Captain Flint make their way to land only to find themselves the captives of the redoubtable Missee Lee, one of the last pirates operating off the China coast.
Exposure Kathy Reichs Tory 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.
Terminal Kathy Reichs Tory 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 father's 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 Reichs A 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.
Wicked in his arms Stacy Reid Tobias 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 town, he is content with his desire to only woo agreeable and demure 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. Honour 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 (Susan) Reid The 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...
Confession at Maddleskirk Abbey. Nicholas Rhea When a woman confesses to Father Will, one of the monk-constables at Maddleskirk Abbey, that she has committed murder, he can do nothing but absolve her from her sin. The Seal of Confession is absolute. He cannot discuss her crime, ask the identity of her victim, or share the responsibility of this information with anyone. His hands are tied. When a body is found in the nearby woodland, his moral dilemma grows. As the enquiry progresses and the clues confirm his fears that it is a murder case, Father Will must still not reveal his knowledge. Detective Chief Superintendent "Nabber" Napier and his team have a murder to solve, but monks sworn by oath to silence are hardly the ideal candidates for questioning...The search for the killer intensifies, and the team begin to uncover some disturbing facts. When the murder weapon is discovered, concealed in the Abbey, and the detectives learn of the mysterious disappearance - and violent past - of one of the Abbey's monks, the race is on to find the culprit before anybody else gets hurt. Questions need to be answered and confessions must be made.
The woolgrower's companion Joy Rhoades As the war draws to a close, one woman faces her greatest battle. Australia 1945. Until now Kate Dowd has led a sheltered life on Amiens, her family's sprawling sheep station in northern New South Wales. The horrors of war have for the most part left her untouched. But with her father succumbing to wounds he's borne since the Great War, the management of the farm is increasingly falling on Kate's shoulders. With only the sheep-rearing book The Woolgrower's Companion to guide her, Kate rises to the challenge. However the arrival of two Italian POW labourers unsettles not only the other workers, but Kate too - especially when she finds herself drawn to the enigmatic Luca Canali. Then she receives devastating news. The farm is near bankrupt and the bank is set to repossess. Given just eight weeks to pay the debt, Kate is now in a race to save everything she holds dear.
Somewhere between luck and trust. Emilie Richards
Sleeper : a Puller Monk novel Gene Riehl FBI agent Puller Monk has been called in to track down a Leonardo da Vinci masterpiece that was recently stolen from a private collector in Washington, DC. But the culprit isn't an ordinary thief; she's a sleeper terrorist - an American who was abducted as an infant, renamed Sung Kim by her North Korean captors, and trained in the deadliest of arts. The National Security Agency (NSA) wants Monk to catch her before she carries out her next diabolical mission. Working so deep undercover that even the FBI and Monk's girlfriend are kept in the dark, the rogue agent plunges into a game of cat and mouse that could cost him his life and the lives of many others. But Monk never backs off from a case, and he has his own unorthodox methods of getting the job done. As he moves within the shadows, Monk becomes both hunter and prey in an endgame more chilling than anyone could imagine.
Quantico rules : a Puller Monk novel Gene Riehl Puller Monk, FBI agent, compulsive gambler, and accomplished liar. Monk is in charge of the SPIN squad; that's short for Special Inquiries, and lately he's been inquiring about Judge Brenda Thompson, a candidate for the Supreme Court. It's Monk's job to make sure she's scandal-free before the confirmation hearings begin; when a teensy discrepancy in Thompson's security questionnaire turns up a deep, dark secret, he's surprised to learn that his own boss, the assistant director in charge of the Washington bureau office, wants the investigation shut down. Never one to do what he's told, Monk pursues the case anyway and finds a lot more than he bargained for.
The bright hour : a memoir of living and dying Nina Riggs An exquisite memoir about how to live--and love--every day with "death in the room," from poet Nina Riggs, mother of two young sons and the direct descendant of Ralph Waldo Emerson, in the tradition of When Breath Becomes Air. "We are breathless, but we love the days. They are promises. They are the only way to walk from one night to the other." Nina Riggs was just thirty-seven years old when initially diagnosed with breast cancer--one small spot. Within a year, the mother of two sons, ages seven and nine, and married sixteen years to her best friend, received the devastating news that her cancer was terminal. How does one live each day, "unattached to outcome"? How does one approach the moments, big and small, with both love and honesty? Exploring motherhood, marriage, friendship, and memory, even as she wrestles with the legacy of her great-great-great grandfather, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nina Riggs's breathtaking memoir continues the urgent conversation that Paul Kalanithi began in his gorgeous When Breath Becomes Air.
The secret daughter : a beautiful novel of adoption, heartbreak and a mother's love Kelly Rimmer 'You were adopted'. Three short words and Sabina's life fractures. There would forever be a Before those words, and an After. Pregnant with her own child, Sabina can't understand how a mother could abandon her daughter, or why her parents have kept the past a secret. Determined to find the woman who gave her away, what she discovers will change everything, not just for Sabina, but for the women who have loved her all these years. From the bestselling author of Me Without You comes another touching, beautifully told story about the pain of separation and the enduring strength of love.
Billie B Brown collection. 1 Sally Rippin Billie has one new tutu, six sparkly pens and fifteen freckles. Do you know what the B in Billie B Brown stands for? Find out in this collection of ten favourite stories!
The pocket money blues Sally Rippin The Billie B Brown adventures are perfect for girls who are desperate to begin reading but are bored by daggy school readers! Billie is saving up for a special toy, and Jack is helping her do jobs. But what will happen when Jack wants to spend the money on something else?
The last sin eater : a novel Francine Rivers Set in the 1850s Smoky Mountains, Rivers tells the gripping tale of a girl who's desperate to remove the guilt of her sister's death and anxious to absolve her departed grandmother of sins. While seeking the elusive Sin Eater, she uncovers a hideous secret and finds the truth.
The second Mrs. Hockaday : a novel Susan Rivers The Civil War South comes to vivid life in this electrifying story of a woman's plight and a legacy of deceit that echoes for generations. When Major Gryffth Hockaday is called to the front lines of the Civil War, his new bride is left to care for her husband's three-hundred-acre farm and infant son. Placidia, a mere teenager herself living far from her family and completely unprepared to run a farm or raise a child, must endure the darkest days of the war on her own. By the time Major Hockaday returns two years later, Placidia is bound for jail, accused of having borne a child in his absence and murdering it. What really transpired in the two years he was away? To what extremes can war and violence push a woman who is left to fend for herself? Told through letters, court inquests, and journal entries, this saga, inspired by a true incident, unfolds with gripping intensity, conjuring the era with uncanny immediacy. Amid the desperation of wartime, Placidia sees the social order of her Southern homeland unravel. As she comes to understand how her own history is linked to one runaway slave, her perspective on race and family are upended. A love story, a story of racial divide, and a story of the South as it fell in the war, The Second Mrs. Hockaday reveals how this generation--and the next--began to see their world anew.
Israel & the Palestinian Territories Daniel Robinson Lonely Planet Israel & the Palestinian Territories is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Explore Crusader ruins; marvel at the breathtaking Dome of the Rock; or laze on the golden sands of Tel Aviv's world-famous beaches; all with your trusted travel companion.
Hidden Rock rescue K E Rocha Spencer Plain's parents are prisoners of Pam, who runs an illegal ring of rare animal trading, and they are being held at the Hidden Rock Zoo, target of the next rescue mission the bears of Bearhaven are planning--but when the rescue starts to go wrong, and he and Aldo are cut off from the team, it will take some quick thinking and serious stealth to save the mission.
Mission to Moon Farm K E Rocha Spencer Plain has been settling into his new home in Bearhaven, the secret refuge his parents created, learning to speak Ragayo which is the bear's language, and improving his survival skills--he still does not know where his parents are, but he knows that when his best friend, a bear cub named Kate, is kidnapped it is up to him to rescue her before it is too late.
Lillian Boxfish takes a walk. Kathleen Rooney She took 1930s New York by storm, working her way up writing copy for R.H. Macy's to become the highest paid advertising woman in the country. It was a job that, she says, "in some ways saved my life, and in other ways ruined it". Now it's the last night of 1984 and Lillian, 85 years old but just as sharp and savvy as ever, is on her way to a party. It's chilly enough out for her mink coat and Manhattan is grittier now her son keeps warning her about a subway vigilante on the prowl but the quick-tongued poetess has never been one to scare easily. On a walk that takes her over 10 miles around the city, she meets bartenders, bodega clerks, security guards, criminals, children, parents, and parents-to-be, while reviewing a life of excitement and adversity, passion and heartbreak, illuminating all the ways New York has changed and has not.
Ice creams, water ices, frozen puddings together with refreshments for all social affairs S T Rorer
Many ways for cooking eggs S T Rorer
Sandwiches S T Rorer Originally written in 1894 this little book is one of the many written for the home cook by Sarah Tyson Heston Rorer, a woman from Pennsylvania. Rorer was a teacher of domestic science and often lectured on the connection between food, nutrition and health. She was something of a celebrity for her time and her fame grew throughout her career. In Sandwiches she provides the most amazingly complete information one could ask for about the popular food form. She discusses the different kinds of bread one may use and how to make them. She explains how to cut, trim, prepare and serve sandwiches for dainty meals but she also provides "working man" sandwiches for heartier appetites.
The butterfly's ball and the grasshopper's feast William Roscoe
Ancient Egyptian and Greek looms H Ling (Henry Ling) Roth
Charlotte Temple Mrs Rowson Seduced by the dashing Lieutenant Montraville, who persuades her to move to America with him, the fifteen-year-old Charlotte Temple leaves her adoring parents and makes the treacherous sea voyage to New York. In the land of opportunity, Charlotte is callously abandoned by Montraville. Alone and pregnant with an illegitimate child, she valiantly fights to stave off poverty and ruin.
Dragons love tacos Adam Rubin This story explores the love dragons have for tacos, and the dangers of feeding them anything with spicy salsa. It gives recipes and advice for making and serving tacos at a party for dragons. And if you have plenty of tacos, nothing could possibly go wrong at your party. Right???!
Dragons love tacos. 2 : the sequel Adam Rubin When dragons run out of tacos, they travel back in time to get a fresh supply.
Antwerp to Gallipoli : a year of war on many fronts-- and behind them Arthur Ruhl
The elements of drawing in three letters to beginners John Ruskin
Idaho Emily Ruskovich Ann and Wade have carved out a life for themselves from a rugged landscape in northern Idaho. With her husband's memory fading, Ann attempts to piece together the truth of what happened to Wade's first wife, Jenny, and to their daughters. Through multiple perspectives we gradually learn of the mysterious and shocking act that fractured Wade and Jenny's lives, as Ann becomes determined to understand the family she never knew-- and to take responsibility for them, reassembling their lives, and her own.
Double dork diaries. 4 : tales from a not-so-faboulous life Rachel Renee Russell From TV Star to the dorkiest princess around, life is anything but dull for Nikki Maxwell! This dork-tastic bind-up features TV Star and Once upon a Dork as Nikki goes from being the star of her own reality TV show to living out a fairy tale with some familiar faces... Leap into Nikki's world and let your inner dork shine through!
Stand by, stand by Chris Ryan
Protected by love : a novella Jennifer Ryan It was more than another blind date . . .It was DEA Agent Caden Cooke's third chance to impress beautiful chef Mia Martin. He'd already stood her up twice, and was shocked she was even giving him another chance. For Caden, taking down the bad guys is important, but Mia's made it clear there's no excuse for his bad behaviour. So he's vowed to make it worth her while with an apology he's cooked up just for her. From the moment they meet, it's clear this isn't just another fix up. The sparks flying between them are undeniable; the tension is electric. Then, suddenly, the best moments of their lives turn treacherous when a drug dealer set on revenge puts their lives in danger. And Mia and Caden quickly realize they will do anything to protect the other--and live for the love neither of them expected.
Beasts and super-beasts Saki
The chronicles of Clovis Saki Meet Clovis, the Prankster! The Chronicles of Clovis is a collection of short stories all centred on the main character Clovis Sangrail. Clovis is not your average young rich kid, nonchalant and arrogant. He likes to surprise doing bizarre things that many would not even imagine. Witness his pranks with a grain of salt and be amazed at the reactions of the people tricked.
Egypt Anthony Sattin Lonely Planet Egypt is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Visit the ancient wonders of the Pyramids of Giza, cruise the Nile to a waterside temple, or see the glittering finds in the Egyptian Museum; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Egypt and begin your journey now!
A time for friends Patricia Scanlan An 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.
Star Wars the phantom menace read-along storybook and CD Elizabeth Schaefer Retells the events of the film as Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi encounter Anakin Skywalker, a young boy with much promise, and take him to train to become a Jedi.
Year of no clutter : a memoir Eve O Schaub Eve has a problem with clutter. Too much stuff and too easily acquired, it confronts her in every corner and on every surface in her house. When she pledges to tackle the worst offender, her horror of a "Hell Room," she anticipates finally being able to throw away all of the unnecessary things she can't bring herself to part with: her fifth-grade report card, dried-up art supplies, an old vinyl raincoat. But what Eve discovers isn't just old CDs and outdated clothing, but a fierce desire within herself to hold on to her identity. Our things represent our memories, our history, a million tiny reference points in our lives. If we throw our stuff in the trash, where does that leave us' And if we don't...how do we know what's really important' Everyone has their own Hell Room, and Eve's battle with her clutter, along with her eventual self-clarity, encourages everyone to dig into their past to declutter their future. 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 gathering of shadows Victoria Schwab Four 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. In many ways, things have almost returned to normal, though Rhy is more sober, and Kell is now plagued by his guilt. Restless, and having given up smuggling, Kell is visited by dreams of ominous magical events, waking only to think of Lila, who disappeared from the docks like she always meant to do. As Red London finalizes preparations for the Element Games-an extravagant international competition of magic, meant to entertain and keep healthy the ties between neighbouring countries-a certain pirate ship draws closer, carrying old friends back into port. But while Red London is caught up in the pageantry and thrills of the Games, another London is coming back to life, and those who were thought to be forever gone have returned. After all, a shadow that was gone in the night reappears in the morning, and so it seems Black London has risen again-and so to keep magic's balance, another London must fall.
The reluctant Highlander : a Highland romance Amanda Scott Ordinarily, Lady Fiona Ormiston wouldn't think of forming an alliance with an ungroomed, barbaric Highlander, despite the protection he offers. But now, by request of the king, Sir Adham MacFinlagh, a brazen stranger and outsider unlike anyone she has met before, is to be her husband. Torn from solitude and the comfort of her family to make a home with the rugged knight, Fiona surrenders to Adham's powerfully passionate--and shockingly tender--touch, only to discover her new husband's family ties may lie with an enemy of the king. A sense of duty may have brought Adham to the marriage bed, but it's his powerful feelings for his beautiful, wilful wife that will be his undoing. Ultimately, the bold knight will have to decide: Does his allegiance lie with his blood ties to the man who hopes to bring down the king or with the bride who has stolen his heart?"--
The sorceress Michael Scott While armies of the Shadowrealms gather and Machiavelli goes to Alcatraz to kill Perenelle Flamel, fifteen-year-old twins Sophie and Josh Newman accompany the Alchemist to England to seek Gilgamesh.
The ruin of a rake Cat Sebastian "Sebastian proves she is a new force to be reckoned with in historical romances."--BooklistRogue. Libertine. Rake. Lord Courtenay has been called many things and has never much cared. But after the publication of a salacious novel supposedly based on his exploits, he finds himself shunned from society. Unable to see his nephew, he is willing to do anything to improve his reputation, even if that means spending time with the most proper man in London.
The emperor of lies Steve Sem-Sandberg In February 1940, the Nazis established what would become the second largest Jewish ghetto in the Polish city of Lodz. Its chosen leader: Mordechai Chaim Rumkowski, a sixty-three-year-old Jewish businessman and orphanage director, and the elusive, authoritarian power sustaining the ghetto's very existence. From 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. Driven by a titanic ambition, he sought to transform the ghetto into a productive industrial complex and strove to make it - and himself - indispensable to the Nazi regime. Drawing on the chronicles of life in the Lodz ghetto, Steve Sem-Sandberg captures the full panorama of human resilience, and questions the nature of evil. He asks the most difficult questions: Was Rumkowski a ruthless opportunist, an accessory to the Nazi regime driven by a lust for power? Or was he a pragmatic strategist who managed to save Jewish lives through his collaboration policies?
Bread, wine, chocolate : the slow loss of foods we love Simran Sethi Journalist Simran Sethi explores the history and cultural importance of our most beloved tastes, paying homage to the ingredients that give us daily pleasure, while providing a thoughtful wake-up call to the homogenization that is threatening the diversity of our food supply. Food is one of the greatest pleasures of human life. Our response to sweet, salty, bitter, or sour is deeply personal, combining our individual biological characteristics, personal preferences, and emotional connections. Bread, Wine, Chocolate illuminates not only what it means to recognize the importance of the foods we love, but also what it means to lose them. Award-winning journalist Simran Sethi reveals how the foods we enjoy are endangered by genetic erosion a slow and steady loss of diversity in what we grow and eat.
The pale dreamer Samantha Shannon Andy Serkis 'Gripping, edge-of-the-seat plotting' -- Daily Telegraph 'A trailblazer for young talent'
Daring to drive : the young Saudi woman who stood up to a kingdom of men Manal Sharif A memoir by a Saudi Arabian woman who became the unexpected leader of a movement to support women's rights describes how fundamentalism influenced her radical religious beliefs until her education, a job, and legal contradictions changed her perspectives.
A daughter's dream Cathy Sharp Heartache and hardship in London's East End. Amy Robinson and her fiance Matthew are struggling to resist the temptations faced by a soon-to-be-wed couple. To avoid these, Matthew throws himself into a new job and she goes to work in an exclusive new dress shop, where she meets Mary Maitland. As her relationship with Matthew deteriorates, Amy becomes increasingly attracted to Mary's cousin, Paul, and a bitter rivalry ensues.
The story of a pioneer Anna Howard Shaw This autobiography follows the life of Anna Shaw from her birth in Newcastle-on-Tyne, England through her presidency of the National American Woman Suffrage Association. Shaw immigrated with her genteel but financially pressed family to America in 1851. They settled first in New Bedford and then in Lawrence, Massachusetts, finally migrating in 1859 to a pioneer farmstead in northern Michigan, where Anna performed much of the subsistence labour during her father's long absences. The first part of her narrative emphasizes her efforts to gain an education and take up a ministerial career. After two years at Albion College, she attended Boston Theological School (1876-1878) and accepted a pastorate in East Dennis, Cape Cod, after graduation; later she also took temporary charge of the Congregational Church in Dennis. After her ordination had been blocked by members of the New England Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church opposed to ordaining women, Shaw was ordained by the 1880 Conference of the Methodist Protestant Church in Tarrytown, N.Y.
One pan roasts : easy, delicious meals for every night of the week. Molly Shuster This book will simplify your life! 80 one-pan recipes for meat, poultry, seafood and vegetables.
The secret of the shadow bandit Linda Joy Singleton The 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.
I'm ready for school Dawn Sirett Get ready to play, get ready to learn, get ready for school. This interactive board book is designed to support childhood development through the early years. The themed lift-the-flaps and peep-throughs in "I'm Ready for School" enable a child to learn key skills and knowledge in the comfortable context of play, exploration, and discussion about real-life experiences. Key concepts such as morning routines, eating breakfast, and matching shoes, to colours, shapes, and opposites are all covered in "I'm Ready for School" to inspire learning and support language skills, social skills, and physical and knowledge development. Key skills are developed through play, exploration, and hands-on experience.
The Crown's fate Evelyn Skye Pasha'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.
Blink K L Slater What if the person you love most in the world was in terrible danger ... because of you? Three years ago, Toni's five-year-old daughter Evie disappeared after leaving school. The police have never been able to find her. There were no witnesses, no CCTV, no trace. But Toni believes her daughter is alive. And as she begins to silently piece together her memories, the full story of the past begins to reveal itself, and a devastating truth. Toni's mind is trapped in a world of silence, her only chance to save herself is to manage the impossible. She must find a way to make herself heard. She must find her daughter. A compelling, gripping thriller with a breathtaking twist that will keep you awake until the early hours.
Safe with me K L Slater Anna lives a solitary existence, taking solace in order and routine. Her only friend is the lonely old lady next door. She doesn't like to let people to get too close--she knows how much damage they can do. Then one ordinary day Anna witnesses a devastating road accident and recognises the driver as Carla, the woman who ruined her life all those years ago. Now it's Anna's chance to set things straight but her revenge needs to be executed carefully... First she needs to get to know Liam, the man injured in the accident. She needs to follow the police investigation. She needs to watch Carla from the shadows... But as Anna's obsession with Carla escalates, her own secrets start to unravel. Is Carla really dangerous or does Anna need to worry about someone far closer to home?
Busted Karin Slaughter Detective Will Trent is standing in a Georgia convenience store, waiting on an obstinate Icee frozen drink machine. To the surveillance cameras and bored staff of the Lil' Dixie Gas-n-Go, however, Will appears to be someone very different--the menacing ex-con Bill Black. Going undercover as Bill, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation agent is about to infiltrate the most corrupt town in the most corrupt county in the new American South. But first: his Icee. Everything changes in one horrific instant, as all hell breaks loose at the Lil' Dixie. A cop is shot. A bag of cash goes flying across the floor. A young woman disappears while a killer takes off in a battered pick-up truck. Within seconds, Will is in pursuit.
Snatched : a novella Karin Slaughter Will Trent, a dedicated agent with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation for fifteen years, knows that there's definitely such a thing as a cop's intuition. Which is why he should have listened to his own. While in an airport restroom at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International, Will overhears a girl's pleading, plaintive voice: "Please, I wanna go home."
The honeymoon Dinitia Smith Dinitia Smith's spellbinding novel recounts George Eliot's honeymoon in Venice in June 1880 following her marriage to a handsome young man twenty years her junior. When she agreed to marry John Walter Cross, Eliot was recovering from the death of George Henry Lewes, her beloved companion of twenty-six years. Eliot was bereft: left at the age of sixty to contemplate profound questions about her physical decline, her fading appeal, and the prospect of loneliness. In her youth, Mary Ann Evans--who would later be known as George Eliot--was a country girl, considered too plain to marry, so she educated herself in order to secure a livelihood. In an era when female novelists were objects of wonder, she became the most famous writer of her day--with a male nom de plume. The Honeymoon explores different kinds of love, and of the possibilities of redemption and happiness even in an imperfect union. Smith integrates historical truth with her own rich rendition of Eliot's inner voice, crafting a page-turner that is as intelligent as it is gripping.
Xero Heather Smith Provides a comprehensive outline of how to use the Xero accounting solution. The main focus throughout the book is how you can use Xero and its integrated cloud platform to access business intelligence.
The shadows of Stormclyffe Hall Lauren Diana Smith To defeat a dark evil, they must face his family's past. Bastian Carlisle, the Earl of Weymouth, doesn't believe in ghosts. Even though tragedy and mysterious hauntings have driven his family away from his ancestral home, Stormclyffe Hall, he is determined to restore the castle to its former glory. His plans are disrupted when a stubborn American shows up on his doorstep hoping to pry into his family's tragic history. Jane Seyton, an American graduate student, is convinced there's more to the tragedy of Stormclyffe Hall than history claims. Ever the scholar, she is determined to discover the truth, even if it means putting up with the arrogant, yet sexy, Bastian. Although Bastian wants nothing to do with the pushy American, it soon becomes clear that something evil is in the house and that something is targeting both Jane and Bastian. The two must join forces to purge the ghosts of Stormclyffe Hall once and for all even as they try to fight a physical attraction between them that grows more and more impossible to deny.
The age of the reformation Preserved Smith
History and practice of the art of photography Henry Hunt Snelling
Tomorrow there will be apricots Jessica Soffer Two women adrift in New York-an Iraqi immigrant widow and the latchkey daughter of a famous chef-find each other and a new kind of family through their shared love of cooking. Lorca, a sensitive and troubled thirteen-year-old, spends hours poring over cookbooks, seeking out ingredients for her distracted chef of a mother, who is about to send her off to boarding school. In one last effort to secure her mother's love and prove herself indispensable, Lorca resolves to replicate her mother's ideal meal. Victoria, an octogenarian Iraqi immigrant, teaches cooking lessons. Grappling with grief over her husband's death, Victoria has been dreaming of the daughter they gave up forty years ago. Together these two women-a widow and an almost-orphan - begin to suspect they are connected through more than a love of food.
The January man : a year of walking Britain Christopher Somerville In January 2006, a month or two after my father died, I thought I saw him again - a momentary impression of an old man, a little stooped, setting off for a walk in his characteristic fawn corduroys and shabby quilted jacket. After teenage rifts it was walking that brought us closer as father and son; and this 'ghost' of Dad has been walking at my elbow since his death, as I have ruminated on his great love of walking, his prodigious need to do it - and how and why I walk myself. The January Man is the story of a year of walks that was inspired by a song, Dave Goulder's 'The January Man'. Month by month, season by season and region by region, Christopher Somerville walks the British Isles, following routes that continually bring his father to mind.
May we shed these human bodies : stories Amber Sparks May We Shed These Human Bodies peers through vast spaces and skies with the world's most powerful telescope to find humanity: wild and bright and hard as diamonds. A whole sideshow's worth of heartbreaking oddballs and freaks.
Hunted Meagan Spooner Follows the experiences of an aristocrat's daughter, Yeva, who tracks a mysterious woodland creature her father has become obsessed with and that stands at the centre of his failing sanity.
Heidi Johanna Spyri A Swiss orphan is heartbroken when she must leave her beloved grandfather and their happy home in the mountains to go to school and to care for an invalid girl in the city.
Before and after Waterloo : letters from Edward Stanley, sometime Bishop of Norwich (1802; 1814; 1816) Edward Stanley
The duchess Danielle Steel Angelique Latham has grown up at magnificent Belgrave Castle under the loving tutelage of her father, the Duke of Westerfield, after the death of her aristocratic French mother. But when he dies, her half-brothers brutally turn her out, denying her very existence. Angelique has a keen mind, remarkable beauty, and an envelope of money her father pressed upon her. To survive, she will need all her resources--and one bold stroke of fortune. Unable to secure employment without references or connections, Angelique desperately makes her way to Paris, where she rescues a young woman fleeing an abusive madam--and suddenly sees a possibility: Open an elegant house of pleasure that will protect its women and serve only the best clients. With her upper-class breeding, her impeccable style, and her father's bequest, Angelique creates Le Boudoir, soon a sensational establishment where powerful men, secret desires, and beautiful, sophisticated women come together. But living on the edge of scandal, can she ever make a life of her own--or regain her rightful place in the world?
The mistress Danielle Steel Discovered 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.
Ransom Danielle Steel One night four seemingly unconnected lives intersect: Peter Morgan, released after four long years in prison and vowing to redeem himself in his daughter's eyes; Carl Waters, a convicted murderer set free; Ted Lee, a San Francisco police detective who has been living for his job and falling out of love with his wife; and Fernanda Barnes, a mother of three children, left with debt she cannot repay after the death of her brilliant husband. On the night their lives collide, Fernanda's world is shocked by a devastating crime that brings Detective Ted Lee into her life. Racing against time, she must draw on strength she never knew she had if she hopes to save her family.
The empire's ghost Isabelle Steiger The empire of Elesthene once spanned a continent, but its rise heralded the death of magic. It tore itself apart from within, leaving behind a patchwork of kingdoms struggling to rebuild. But when a new dictator, the ambitious and enigmatic Imperator Elgar, seizes power in the old capital and seeks to recreate the lost empire anew, the other kingdoms have little hope of stopping him. Prince Kelken of Reglay finds himself at odds with his father at his country's darkest hour; the marquise of Esthrades is unmatched in politics and strategy, but she sits at a staggering military disadvantage. And Issamira, the most powerful of the free countries, has shut itself off from the conflict, thrown into confusion by the disappearance of its crown prince and the ensuing struggle for succession. Everything seems aligned in Elgar's favour, but when he presses a band of insignificant but skilled alley-dwellers into his service for a mission of greatest secrecy, they find an unexpected opportunity to alter the balance of power in the war. Through their actions and those of the remaining royals, they may uncover not just a way to defeat Elgar, but also a deeper truth about their world's lost history.
Christianity as mystical fact and the mysteries of antiquity Rudolf Steiner
Low-FODMAP and vegan : what to eat when you can't eat anything Joanne Stepaniak FODMAPs, a broad variety of naturally occurring carbohydrates found in many plant-based foods, can wreak havoc on sensitive digestive systems, especially in people who have irritable bowel syndrome and other functional bowel disorders. Pinpointing and eliminating FODMAPs while maintaining nutritional excellence can be especially challenging for vegans, because FODMAPs are found in an extensive range of common foods and ingredients that are most popular among vegans. In this groundbreaking resource and cookbook, Jo Stepaniak lays bare not only the FODMAPs vegans with IBS need to avoid, but also the wide assortment of nutritious plant-based foods that are generally well tolerated. Easy-to-read tables and shopping lists arm readers with all the information they need to navigate the supermarket and purchase kind-to-the-gut fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts, seeds, beverages, and condiments. The 70 scrumptious low-FODMAP recipes will help readers prepare spectacular seasonings as well as mainstays for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks, so they can stay healthy and satisfied while pampering their delicate digestive systems.
Everybody lies : what the internet can tell us about who we really are Seth Stephens-Davidowitz How much sex are people really having? How many Americans are actually racist? Is America experiencing a hidden back-alley abortion crisis? Can you game the stock market? Does violent entertainment increase the rate of violent crime? Do parents treat sons differently from daughters? How many people actually read the books they buy? In this groundbreaking work, Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, a Harvard-trained economist, former Google data scientist, and New York Times writer, argues that much of what we thought about people has been dead wrong. The reason? People lie, to friends, lovers, doctors, surveys--and themselves. However, we no longer need to rely on what people tell us. New data from the internet--the traces of information that billions of people leave on Google, social media, dating, and even pornography sites--finally reveals the truth. By analyzing this digital goldmine, we can now learn what people really think, what they really want, and what they really do. Sometimes the new data will make you laugh out loud. Sometimes the new data will shock you. Sometimes the new data will deeply disturb you. But, always, this new data will make you think. [This] book will change the way you view the world. There is almost no limit to what can be learned about human nature from Big Data--provided, that is, you ask the right questions.
The rise and fall of D.O.D.O. Neal Stephenson When Melisande Stokes, an expert in linguistics and languages, accidently meets military intelligence operator Tristan Lyons in a hallway at Harvard University, it is the beginning of a chain of events that will alter their lives and human history itself. The young man from a shadowy government entity approaches Mel, a low-level faculty member, with an incredible offer. The only condition: she must sign a nondisclosure agreement in return for the rather large sum of money. Tristan needs Mel to translate some very old documents, which, if authentic, are earth-shattering.
A child's garden of verses Robert Louis Stevenson A collection of poems evoking the world and feelings of childhood.
Fables Robert Louis Stevenson
Island nights' entertainments Robert Louis Stevenson
New Arabian nights Robert Louis Stevenson
The strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Robert Louis Stevenson In a story of good and evil, a gentle doctor's experiment goes awry and he is transformed into a hideous monster at night.
Tales and fantasies Robert Louis Stevenson The misadventures of John Nicholson: Exasperated that his stern and overbearing father refuses to tolerate his penchant for alcohol, John Nicholson decides to leave his life in Edinburgh in search of all the fame and fortune that America has to offer. Initially delighted with his new life, he soon learns to his cost that the excesses his father so decried would ultimately become his downfall - on both sides of the ocean.
The Mysterious Benedict Society and the perilous journey. Trenton Lee Stewart It 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 Stewart When 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 Stilton Geronimo, 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.
Dracula's guest Bram Stoker Dracula's Guest is a deleted chapter from Bram Stoker's legendary novel Dracula which was written with the rest of the story but omitted from the final version published in 1897. Even though it was left out of the book, Dracula's Guest was eventually published in 1914 in Dracula's Guest and Other Weird Tales. While it's not technically a short story, it's solid enough to be considered one.
The upstarts : how Uber, Airbnb, and the killer companies of the new Silicon Valley are changing the world Brad Stone New York Times In 2007, the crash had Wall Street and Silicon Valley reeling. The original renegades like Steve Jobs were now the establishment, and tech had become a way of life for suburban moms as much as for visionaries. The Valley was ready for a new revolution. Enter THE UPSTARTS. Genius entrepreneurs with no lack of self-confidence created companies that turned our expectations on their heads. Travis Kalanick of Uber and Brian Chesky of Airbnb are just two of the disrupters Brad Stone examines in this fly-on-the-wall look at the intersection of tech, business, and culture. With unprecedented access to all the key players, Stone illuminates the smart, driven, and often comically flawed people who are upending industries and changing the way we all live and work. The world today is vastly different than it was even ten years ago, and it is due to the upstarts. In THE UPSTARTS, Brad Stone provides the rollicking narrative that shows the how our latest--and perhaps greatest--technological wave was born.
The night flower Sarah Stovell Two girls are brought together under the worst of circumstances: a prison ship taking them from London to 'parts beyond the sea'. Miriam is a Romany girl drawn from freedom in the hills of the North-West to the city to eke a living playing her tin-whistle in a place where her people are despised. When her mother dies - from cholera, the 'gypsy disease' - she's caught breaking-and-entering and sentenced to transportation. Rose has been brought up to expect more, but when her husband dies and her father is sent down for illegal slave-trading, she's separated from her children.
Uncle tom's cabin Harriet Beecher Stowe
A girl of the Limberlost Gene Stratton-Porter Deeply wounded by her embittered mother's lack of sympathy for her aspirations, Elnora finds comfort in the nearby Limberlost Swamp, whose beauty and rich abundance provide her with the means to better her life.
The dagger in the desk Jonathan Stroud A thrilling new case for London's most talented psychic detection agency - from the global bestselling author of the Bartimaeus Sequence. In London, a mysterious and potentially deadly ghost is stalking the halls of St Simeon's Academy for Talented Youngsters. It lurks in the shadows, spreading fear and icy cold - and it carries a sharp and very solid dagger . . . The headmaster wastes no time in enlisting the help of ghost-hunters Anthony Lockwood, Lucy Carlyle and George Cubbins. Can Lockwood & Co. survive the night and save the day?
The screaming staircase Jonathan Stroud Follows three young operatives of a Psychic Detection Agency as they battle an epidemic of ghosts in London.
The whispering skull Jonathan Stroud
Organised enough : the anti-perfectionist's guide to getting and staying organised Amanda Sullivan If you're looking to clean up but not clean out, if you want to declutter but don't want to throw out eighty per cent of your stuff, if you want to be able to find matching socks in the morning but don't want a colour-coded sock drawer, you've come to the right place.
The last time we spoke Fiona Sussman One mild summer evening in rural New Zealand the lives of Carla Reid, a middle-aged farmer's wife, and Ben Toroa, an illiterate teen, brutally collide. Neither will be the same again, their futures forever linked. In the bleak aftermath of this home invasion, The last time we spoke traces both Carla and Ben's journey as they each try to make sense of their new reality. Carla's long road from rage and resentment interweaves with Ben's time in prison as he hardens into manhood. Set against these parallel stories is also the voice of a Maori ancestor who looks down from Beyond, transporting the story to a wider historical stage. Many years after their first encounter, Carla and Ben's lives once more intersect, again with astonishing consequences. This is an astonishing story about two people trying to make sense of their broken lives. It is a provocative and dark tale, but ultimately one of hope and human possibility.
The ABCs of getting out of debt : turn bad debt into good bebt and bad credit into good credit. Garrett Sutton Presents a guide to eliminating unfavourable debt while improving credit, discussing the differences between good and bad debt, ways to reduce it quickly, and how to present personal credit in the best possible light.
Buying & selling a business : how you can win in the business quadrant Garrett Sutton Reveals key strategies to sell and acquire business investments. Garrett Sutton is a best selling author of numerous law for the layman books, and he guides the listener clearly through all of the obstacles to be faced before completing a winning transaction.
Writing winning business plans : how to prepare a business plan that investors will want to read--and invest in Garrett Sutton Reveals how to write an accessible and recognition-promoting business plan for any organization, discussing how new or established companies can benefit from an effectively executed business plan.
Rebels rising Shanna Swendson The governor has disbanded the Colonial Assembly, removing the last shred of representative government from American shores. The Rebel Mechanics and their magister allies can't let the Empire get away with that. The time has come to act. But to truly start turning the wheels of revolution, they need popular support from ordinary labourers, housewives, students, and the middle class--people outside the rebel movements. That's a job for Verity Newton, under the guise of her journalistic alter ego. As the rebel movement builds momentum, Verity must take a more public, open stand for the cause--a stand that could jeopardize her job, her home, and her place in society. At the same time, a revolution is the only way Verity stands a chance of being with Lord Henry, since they're divided by class and by the fact that he's wanted for treason. It's a risk she's willing to take.
Fooled by randomness : the hidden role of chance in life and in the markets Nassim Taleb Everyone wants to succeed in life. But what causes some of us to be more successful than others? Is it really down to skill and strategy - or something altogether more unpredictable? This book is the word-of-mouth sensation that will change the way you think about business and the world. It is all about luck: more precisely, how we perceive luck in our personal and professional experiences. Nowhere is this more obvious than in the markets - we hear an entrepreneur has 'vision' or a trader is 'talented', but all too often their performance is down to chance rather than skill. It is only because we fail to understand probability that we continue to believe events are non-random, finding reasons where none exist. This irreverent bestseller has shattered the illusions of people around the world by teaching them how to recognize randomness. Now it can do the same for you.
Year of the locust : a soldier's diary and the erasure of Palestine's Ottoman past Sal?m Tam?r? This text captures the end of the Ottoman world and a pivotal moment in Palestinian history. In the diaries of Ihsan Hasan al-Turjman (1893-1917), the first ordinary recruit to describe the World War I from the Arab side, we follow the misadventures of an Ottoman soldier stationed in Jerusalem.
Beauty and the beast, and Tales of home Bayard Taylor
The escape C L Taylor Look after your daughter's things. And your daughter. When a stranger asks Jo Blackmore for a lift she says yes, then swiftly wishes she hadn't. The stranger knows Jo's name, she knows her husband Max and she's got a glove belonging to Jo's two year old daughter Elise. What begins with a subtle threat swiftly turns into a nightmare as the police, social services and even Jo's own husband turn against her. No one believes that Elise is in danger. But Jo knows there's only one way to keep her child safe - run.
Zero to one : notes on startups, or how to build the future Peter A Thiel Every moment in business happens only once. The next Bill Gates will not build an operating system. The next Larry Page or Sergey Brin won't make a search engine. And the next Mark Zuckerberg won't create a social network. If you are copying these guys, you aren't learning from them. It's easier to copy a model than to make something new: doing what we already know how to do takes the world from 1 to n, adding more of something familiar. But every time we create something new, we go from 0 to 1. The act of creation is singular, as is the moment of creation, and the result is something fresh and strange. Zero to One is about how to build companies that create new things. It draws on everything the author learned directly as a co-founder of PayPal and Palantir and then an investor in hundreds of startups, including Facebook and SpaceX. The single most powerful pattern he has noticed is that successful people find value in unexpected places, and they do this by thinking about business from first principles instead of formulas. Ask not, what would Mark do? Ask: what valuable company is no one building?
The hate u give Angie Thomas Sixteen-year-old Starr lives in two worlds: the poor neighbourhood where she was born and raised and the posh high school in the suburbs. The uneasy balance between them is shattered when Starr is the only witness to the fatal shooting of her unarmed best friend, Khalil, by a police officer. Now what Starr says could destroy her community. It could also get her killed.
To Blackmail a Di Sione 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
Iron Man : an origin story Rich Thomas A story about the origins of the superhero Iron Man.
The age of invention : a chronicle of mechanical conquest Holland Thompson
Use of force : a thriller Brad Thor When the body of a high-value terrorist washes ashore after a severe storm across the Mediterranean Sea, Scot Harvath is tapped by the CIA to determine if the suspect was connected to months of rumours about a major attack.
Beren and Luthien J R R (John Ronald Reuel) Tolkien Beren was a mortal man, but Luthien was an immortal elf. Her father, a great elvish lord, in deep opposition to Beren, imposed on him an impossible task that he must perform before he might wed Luthien. To show something of the process whereby this legend of Middle-earth evolved over the years, Christopher Tolkien has told the story in his father's own words by giving, first, its original form, and then passages in prose and verse from later texts that illustrate the narrative as it changed. Presented together for the first time, they reveal aspects of the story, both in event and in narrative immediacy, that were afterwards lost. Painstakingly restored from Tolkien's manuscripts and presented for the first time as a continuous and standalone story, the epic tale of Beren and Luthien will reunite fans of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings with Elves and Men, along with the rich landscape and creatures unique to Tolkien's Middle-Earth. Edited by Christopher Tolkien with cover art, drawings, and colour plates by Alan Lee.
The hobbit, or, There and back again J R R (John Ronald Reuel) Tolkien Bilbo Baggins, a respectable, well-to-do hobbit, lives comfortably in his hobbit-hole until the day the wandering wizard Gandalf chooses him to take part in an adventure from which he may never return.
Anna Karenina Leo Tolstoy Presents the working out of the parallel moral and religious dilemmas of Anna Karenina with her soldier-lover, Vronsky, and Konstantin Levin with his young, very loving wife, Kitty.
Ridgeview Station Michael Trant Many of Peter and Kelsie Dalton's friends thought they were crazy when they bought Ridgeview Station. But five years on, their hard work, help from Kelsie's parents, and record rainfall have them in high spirits as the summer muster approaches. Realising they're going to need more help this season, Peter rings around the neighbouring stations to try and find a good worker. After a glowing recommendation, Alexi arrives to give them a hand - and is not at all what they'd expected. Everything is going smoothly with the muster before disaster strikes and the Daltons find themselves battling to save their livestock, their property and their lives.
Doctor Thorne Anthony Trollope A fine country house set in rolling acres, a handsome young master and his beautiful sweetheart. A timeless, idyllic English scene. Yet something is wrong with this perfect picture. With all its pleasing vistas, Frank Gresham's vast estate is a landscape of debt, every last piece mortgaged by a feckless father. And the only birthright of Mary Thorne, the beloved niece of the village's respected doctor, is the stigma of illegitimacy.
Can you forgive her? Anthony Trollope Having almost completed chronicling the ecclesiastical affairs of Barchester in 1864, Anthony Trollope began a further series of six novels, this time depicting the English political scene of his day in general and the members of the Palliser family in particular. This one, the first of the six novels, carries a title that carries no hint of any political content whatsoever. Indeed, the "her" of the title is a perverse young lady, Alice, who refuses to marry the man whom all agree is so eminently suitable. Alice is one of at least four women that Trollope presents, all of whom struggle to answer the question, "What should a woman do with her life?" As usual with his female characters, Trollope is a sensitive, sure and unsentimental narrator. The business of the men, and the political issues they address, seem to consist in keeping solvent, gaining a seat and an office in parliament, and sniffing out any parliamentary intrigues.
The warden Anthony Trollope
The sex lives of cannibals J Maarten Troost At the age of 26, Maarten Troost, after racking up useless graduate degrees and muddling through a series of temp jobs, decided to move to Tarawa, a remote South Pacific island in the Republic of Kiribati. He was restless and lacked direction, and the idea of dropping everything and moving to the ends of the Earth was irresistibly romantic. This book tells the hilarious story of what happens when Troost discovers that Tarawa is not the island paradise he dreamed of. Falling into one amusing misadventure after another, Troost struggles through relentless, stifling heat, a variety of deadly bacteria, polluted seas, toxic fish, and worst of all, no television or coffee. He contends with a cast of bizarre local characters and eventually settles into the ebb and flow of island life, just before his return to the culture shock of civilization.--From publisher description.
Roar Nicole Trope A short story for fans of Jodi Picoult and Anita Shreve. Step into the fragile domestic world of Roar and discover the unforgettable voice of Nicole Trope, bestselling author of The Secrets in Silence, Three Hours Late and The Boy Under the Table. The baby sleeps peacefully, filled with milk and contentment. The man on the bed breathes his way into the darkness, filled with rage.
Testimony Scott Turow Bill ten Boom has walked out on everything he thought was important to him: his career, his wife, Kindle County, even his country. Still, when he is tapped to examine the disappearance of an entire Gypsy refugee camp unsolved for ten years he feels drawn to what will become the most elusive case of his career. In order to uncover what happened during the apocalyptic chaos after the Bosnian War, Boom must navigate a host of suspects ranging from Serb paramilitaries to organized crime gangs to the U.S. government, while also manoeuvring among the alliances and treacheries of those connected to the case: Morgan Merriwell, a disgraced U.S. Major General; Ferko Rincic, the massacre's sole survivor; and Esma Czarni, an alluring barrister with secrets to protect.
The Nuremberg Trial Ann Tusa Here is a gripping account of the major postwar trial of the Nazi hierarchy in World War II. The Nuremberg Trial brilliantly recreates the trial proceedings and offers a reasoned, often profound examination of the processes that created international law. From the whimpering of Kaltenbrunner and Ribbentrop on the stand to the icy coolness of Goering, each participant is vividly drawn. Includes twenty-four photographs of the key players as well as extensive references, sources, biographies, and an index.
The adventures of Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain When Huckleberry Finn runs away from his brutal father, he meets up with an old friend, the slave Jim, who is also running away. Together, they travel by raft down the Mississippi, tumbling in and out of amazing experiences -- from a floating house to a funeral, a shipwreck to a circus.
The American claimant Mark Twain Now the would-be heir to an English title, Colonel Sellers concocts a host of extravagant inventions, like a "cursing phonograph" for timid sea captains and a method for "materializing" the dead.
A double barrelled detective story Mark Twain A rich young woman is abused, humiliated and abandoned by her new husband, Jacob Fuller, whom she married against the wishes of her father. The young Fuller resents her father's rejection and dismissal of him as a neer-do-well and resolves to exact his revenge by mis-treating his new bride. After his abandonment, she bears a son who she names Archy Stillman. When the child gets older, the mother discovers that he possesses an incredible ability of smell, like a bloodhound. The mother instructs her child, now sixteen, to seek out his biological father with the intent of destroying that man's peace and reputation, and hence extracting satisfaction for her. Five years later at a mining camp in California, Fetlock Jones, a nephew of Sherlock Holmes, kills his master Flint Buckner, a silver-miner, by blowing up his cabin.
Life on the Mississippi Mark Twain A memoir by Mark Twain of his days as a steamboat pilot on the Mississippi River before the American Civil War, and also a travel book, recounting his trip along the Mississippi River from St. Louis to New Orleans many years after the War.
Tom Sawyer, detective Mark Twain Tom Sawyer, Detective is not only a detective story but also a burlesque of detective stories. Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn perform throughout as a youthful imitation of the immensely popular Sherlock Holmes, with Huck as a counterpart of Dr. Watson. To everyone's wonderment Tom deduces who the murderer is, and Huck catches the spirit of the whole when he says "Well, sir, if there'd been a brass band to bust out some music, then, it would 'a' been just the perfectest thing I ever see, and Tom Sawyer he said the same."
Everybody's son : a novel Thrity N Umrigar During a terrible heat wave in 1991--the worst in a decade--ten-year-old Anton has been locked in an apartment in the projects, alone, for seven days, without air conditioning or a fan. With no electricity, the refrigerator and lights do not work. Hot, hungry, and desperate, Anton shatters a window and climbs out. Cutting his leg on the broken glass, he is covered in blood when the police find him. Juanita, his mother, is discovered in a crack house less than three blocks away, nearly unconscious and half-naked. When she comes to, she repeatedly asks for her baby boy. She never meant to leave Anton--she went out for a quick hit and was headed right back, until her drug dealer raped her and kept her high. Though the bond between mother and son is extremely strong, Anton is placed with child services while Juanita goes to jail. The Harvard-educated son of a US senator, Judge David Coleman is a scion of northeastern white privilege. Desperate to have a child in the house again after the tragic death of his teenage son, David uses his power and connections to keep his new foster son, Anton, with him and his wife, Delores--actions that will have devastating consequences in the years to come. Following in his adopted family's footsteps, Anton, too, rises within the establishment. But when he discovers the truth about his life, his birth mother, and his adopted parents, this man of the law must come to terms with the moral complexities of crimes committed by the people he loves most.
A year on the farm Sue Unstead Follows the busy lives of Mr. and Mrs. Farmer on their farm throughout the seasons of the year, including turning over the soil in winter, caring for the baby animals born in spring, watering crops in the summer, and apples and wheat in fall.
Byzantine churches in Constantinople : their history and architecture Alexander Van Millingen
How to make a French family : a memoir of love, food, and faux pas Samantha Verant When Samantha is given a second chance at love at the age of 40, she moves to southwestern France, thinking she's prepared for her new role in life as an instant American wife and stepmom. It turns out, though, that making a French family takes more than just good intentions and a quick lesson in croissant-baking. Even while suffering from culture shock and struggling to parent her 10-year-old stepson and 13-year-old stepdaughter in a culture drastically different from her own, Samantha is determined to adapt to her adopted homeland--because when love and a new life is on the line, giving up isn't an option.
The Aeneid Virgil The Aeneid tells the story of an epic voyage in which Aeneas crosses stormy seas, becomes entangled in a tragic love affair with Dido of Carthage, descends to the world of the dead - all the way tormented by the vengeful Juno, Queen of the Gods - and finally reaches Italy, where he will fulfil his destiny: to found the Roman people. A stirring tale of arms and heroism, dispossession and defeat, and an unsparing portrait of a man caught between love, duty, and fate, the Aeneid brings to life a whole world of human passion, nobility, and courage.
Aeneidos Virgil The Aeneid tells the story of an epic voyage in which Aeneas crosses stormy seas, becomes entangled in a tragic love affair with Dido of Carthage, descends to the world of the dead - all the way tormented by the vengeful Juno, Queen of the Gods - and finally reaches Italy, where he will fulfil his destiny: to found the Roman people. A stirring tale of arms and heroism, dispossession and defeat, and an unsparing portrait of a man caught between love, duty, and fate, the Aeneid brings to life a whole world of human passion, nobility, and courage.
Polina Bastien Vives As a very young girl, Polina Oulinov is taken on as a special pupil by the famous ballet teacher Professor Bojinsky. He is very demanding and refuses to adapt his standards to the talents of his pupils, and Polina has to work hard and make great sacrifices in order to reach the level Bojinsky senses she has the talent for. When she graduates and is admitted to the official theatre school, she discovers that Bojinsky's view of ballet is only one of many and that she can't adapt to new rules, new visions. She flees Russia for Berlin, where she meets a group of drama students. Together they create a new form of theatre - and conquer the world.
Facts about champagne and other sparkling wines Henry Vizetelly
Elizabeth and her German garden Elizabeth Von Arnim This semi-autobiographical book is about the life of a young English woman who marries an ageing German aristocrat and in the marriage she focuses on her garden and children, at the same time running a country house. She also writes down her observations of the stuffy German aristocratic set using her razor sharp wit. Von Arnim was a successful author in her time and deserves to be re-discovered, this novel is a gem. In the first year of publication this book was re-printed twenty times. Von Arnim wrote another 20 books that were all published.
Raising the perfectly imperfect child : facing the challenges with strength, courage, and hope Boris Vujicic The father of Nick Vujicic, one of the world's most beloved persons with a disability, shares candidly the mistakes and successes in raising a child with unique challenges from birth to an independent and satisfying adulthood. Nick Vujicic acknowledges that overcoming his physical challenges would have been impossible without the wise and effective efforts of his parents and family. Nick's father, Boris, tells the story of what it took to parent such a unique child. And he offers insight and practical advice to any parent raising a child with special needs.
True to you Becky Wade After 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. But when he's diagnosed with an inherited condition, he's forced to dig into the secrets of his past and his adoption as an infant, enlisting Nora to help him uncover the identity of his birth mother. The more time they spend together, the more this pair of opposites suspects they just might be a perfect match. However, John's already dating someone and Nora's not sure she's ready to trade her crushes on fictional heroes for the risks of a real relationship. Finding the answers they're seeking will test the limits of their identity, their faith, and their devotion to one another.
Love your lunch cookbook. Sean Wainer Australian-born Sean Wainer's 60 favourite recipes from his Amsterdam cafe, Small World.
Retribution Mark Walden It's been several months since the events of Earthfall, yet Sam's attempts to rouse the enslaved people of London from their trance-like state have frustratingly failed. Worse still, the enormous Voidborn drilling device which Sam and his friends disabled in London was one of hundreds scattered across the planet, all nearing the final stages of construction. Joining up with another resistance group, they plot to disable a drilling machine in Tokyo and in the process implant viral commands that will cause a catastrophic failure of the entire network. Just as that mission appears to have been successful, Sam and the others are double-crossed by the resistance leader. Earthfall: Retribution will take the series on to a global stage, as the true scale of the conflict being played out on Earth is revealed.
Jordan Jenny (Jenny Fiona Hawkes) Walker Lonely Planet Jordan is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Explore the ancient city of Petra, experience life in the desert wilderness at a Bedouin camp and float in the Dead Sea; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Jordan and begin your journey now!
The angel of terror Edgar Wallace Angelically beautiful Jean Briggerland is a sociopathic criminal, so lovely that can see her guilt - even in connection with the most blatant crimes. Can Jack Glover, best friend and lawyer to Jean's latest victim, bring her to justice before she murders her way to unspeakable wealth and power?
The daffodil mystery Edgar Wallace Mr. Thornton Lyne, minor poet and head of Lyne's Stores, was found dead in Hyde Park, murdered undoubtedly. The clues were numerous but contradictory.
The man who knew Edgar Wallace A youth is lying dead in Gray Square, Bloomsbury. Constable Wiseman is at the scene, as is the handsome Frank Merril, nephew of rich John Martin. Also there is May Nuttall, whose father was the best friend Martin ever had. A small, shabby man in an ill-fitting frock coat and large gold rimmed spectacles pulls a newspaper advertisement from the deceased's waistcoat pocket. 'At the Yard,' whispers the constable to Frank, 'we call him The Man who Knows.'
Ben-Hur : a tale of the Christ Lew Wallace A bestseller since 1880. The classic saga of the Roman Empire. From a thrilling sea battle to its famous chariot race to the agony of the Crucifixion, this is the epic tale of a prince who became a slave and by a twist of fate and his own skill won a chance at freedom.
The top five regrets of the dying : a life transformed by the dearly departing Bronnie Ware After 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.
The angry chef : bad science and the truth about healthy eating Anthony Warner Never before have we had so much information available to us about food and health. There's GAPS, paleo, detox, gluten-free, alkaline, the sugar conspiracy, clean eating... Unfortunately, a lot of it is not only wrong but actually harmful. So why do so many of us believe this bad science? Assembling a crack team of psychiatrists, behavioural economists, food scientists and dietitians, the Angry Chef unravels the mystery of why sensible, intelligent people are so easily taken in by the latest food fads, making brief detours for an expletive-laden rant. At the end of it all you'll have the tools to spot pseudoscience for yourself and the Angry Chef will be off for a nice cup of tea - and it will have two sugars in it, thank you very much.
Dreamweaver CC for dummies Janine Warner Turn your wonderful website dreams into robust realities with the help of Dreamweaver CC For Dummies! Creating dynamic websites is easy with Dreamweaver CC and this friendly, full-colour guide. Updated for the latest version of Adobe's world-renowned web development tool, Dreamweaver CC For Dummies covers all aspects of creating websites, from understanding web design basics to using style sheets, integrating multimedia, implementing responsive design, testing and publishing your sites, and more. With the professional guidance of Web design expert Janine Warner, you'll soon be on your way to building the website you've always wanted.
A matter of trust Susan May Warren Champion backcountry snowboarder Gage Watson left the limelight behind and remade his life as a ski patrol in Montana's rugged mountains, as well as serving on the PEAK Rescue team. Senator and former attorney Ella Blair spends much of her time in the limelight. She has a secret-- one that cost Gage his snowboarding career-- and she wants to atone. When Ella's brother goes missing on one of Glacier National Park's most dangerous peaks, Gage isn't sure he wants to help the woman who destroyed his life. As old sparks relight, can they learn to trust each other-- even when disaster happens again?
The silent witness Casey Watson 'I'm so sorry, Casey,' my link worker John said, sounding weary. 'I know this is probably the worst time I could ring you, but we desperately need someone to take a child tonight.' It's the night before Christmas when Casey and Mike get the call. A twelve year old girl, stuck between a rock and a hard place. Her father is on a ventilator, fighting for his life, while her mother is currently on remand in prison. Despite claiming she attacked him in self-defence, she's been charged with his attempted murder. The girl is called Bella, and she's refusing to say anything. The trouble is that she is also the only witness.
Skip Rock shallows Jan Watson Lilly Gray Corbett, a recent medical school grad, accepts an internship in the coal camp of Skip Rock, Kentucky, while her beau, Paul does his residency in Boston, but a handsome and oddly familiar miner soon gets her attention.
Still House Pond Jan Watson Lilly Gray Corbett loves living on Troublesome Creek, but she would much rather play with her best friend than watch her little brother and the twins. Her mama, Copper, is often gone helping to birth babies, and Lilly has to stay home. When Aunt Alice sends a note inviting her to visit in the city, Lilly is excited to go, and Copper reluctantly agrees to let her. Later, when they hear the news that the train crashed, Copper and her husband, John, rush to find out if their daughter is injured ... or even alive.
One good thing Wendy Wax A story of four women trying to rebuild more than their lives ... Before you can fix it up, you might have to tear it down ... Embroiled in a battle to regain control of their renovation-turned-reality TV show, Do Over, Maddie, Avery, Nikki, and Kyra find themselves holding tight to the frayed ends of their friendship and relationships. Maddie must face the realities of dating a rock star once again topping the charts and deal with her hapless ex-husband, while Avery is caught up in family drama even as she attempts to transform a tiny cottage into a home for the newly impoverished heiress who helped bankroll their last renovation. Put on bedrest, a hugely pregnant Nikki can't quite believe love can last, or trust in her own maternal instinct. And Kyra, who has secretly put Bella Flora at risk in an attempt to salvage Do Over, must decide whether to accept a desperately needed bail out from her son's famous father that comes with far too many strings attached.
The David Raker collection. Books 1-3 Tim Weaver Chasing the dead: One year ago, Alex Towne's body was found. One month ago, his mother saw him on the street. One week ago, David Raker agreed to look for him. He'll wish he hadn't. Mary Towne's son, Alex, went missing six years ago. Five years later he finally turned up - as a corpse in a car wreck. Missing persons investigator David Raker doesn't want the work: it's clearly a sad but hopeless case of mistaken identity brought to him by a woman unable to let go of her son. But haunted by a loss of his own, Raker reluctantly agrees.
The dead tracks: Seventeen-year-old Megan Carver was an unlikely runaway. A straight-A student from a happy home, she studied hard and rarely got into trouble. Six months on, she's never been found. David Raker knows what it's like to grieve. He knows the shadowy world of the lost too. So, when he's hired by Megan's parents to find out what happened, he recognizes their pain - but knows that the darkest secrets can be buried deep. And Megan's secrets could cost him his life.
Fall from grace Tim Weaver When Leonard Franks and his wife Ellie leave the clamour of London for a dream retirement on the seclusion of Dartmoor, everything seems perfect. But then the dream shatters. Late on a January afternoon, only two years into their new life, Leonard leaves the house to fetch firewood - and never returns. Nine months later, he's still missing. With the police investigation dead in the water, Ellie and her family turn to David Raker. Raker tracks down missing people for a living. He knows how they think. But nothing can prepare him for what he's about to find.
Never coming back Tim Weaver "A bestseller in the UK, this gripping thriller of a family that vanishes into thin air is Tim Weaver's American debut. Emily Kane arrives at her sister Carrie's house to find the front door unlocked, dinner on the table, and the family nowhere to be found-Carrie, her husband, and two daughters have disappeared. When the police turn up no leads, Emily turns to her former boyfriend David Raker, a missing persons investigator, to track the family down. As Raker pursues the case, he discovers evidence of a sinister cover-up, decades in the making and with a long trail of bodies behind it. Tim Weaver's thrillers have been hugely popular in the UK, and now Never Coming Back will introduce his beloved character David Raker to American audiences. Set in Las Vegas and a small fishing village in England, the novel is a smart, fast-paced thriller sure to keep readers guessing until the very end.
What remains Tim Weaver Colm Healy used to be a policeman until, haunted by the murder of a young mother and her two children, his life unravels. Then, left with nothing but the hunt for a killer, he disappears. That's when Missing Person's Investigator David Raker gets involved. Raker knows Healy; had tried to help him. But now, instead of getting Healy back on his feet he's got to find him. And it's a search that even Raker's long experience of the missing can prepare him for; a trail of darkness and deceit in which nothing is quite what it seems.
The marriage prescription Debra Webb As a love-struck teen, Beth McCormick had offered her innocence to Zach Ashton...only to have him turn her away. Now, years later, he'd returned to their one-horse hometown, a successful legal crusader legendary with the ladies and less attainable than ever....But then, Beth wanted only one night. One night to make Zach see her as a seductive woman and not the sweet lady doctor next door. One night to exorcise the man of her dreams from her system forever. But Beth had underestimated her heart...and her childhood hero. Because Zach was a master at turn-around...and a man with an agenda of his own....
Return to the secret garden Holly Webb Return to Frances Hodgson Burnett's timeless classic, The Secret Garden, in this magical sequel by bestselling author Holly Webb. It's 1939 and a group of children have been evacuated to Misselthwaite Hall. Emmie is far from happy to have been separated from her cat and sent to a huge old mansion. But soon she starts discovering the secrets of the house--a boy crying at night, a diary written by a girl named Mary, and a garden. A very secret garden...
The evaporation of Sofi Snow Mary (Mary Christine) Weber Seventeen-year-old Sofi battles behind the scenes of Earth's Fantasy Fighting arena helping her younger brother, Shilo, but when a bomb destroys part of the arena, she dreams Shilo survives on the forbidden ice-planet.
Daddy-Long-Legs Jean Webster First published in 1912, Daddy-Long-Legs is a classic coming-of-age tale that chronicles the college years of orphan Jerusha "Judy" Abbot through a series of letters written to her anonymous benefactor.
What not to do if you turn invisible Ross Welford From 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...
All systems red Martha Wells A murderous android discovers itself in "All Systems Red", a tense science fiction adventure by Martha Wells that interrogates the roots of consciousness through Artificial intelligence. In a corporate-dominated spacefaring future, planetary missions must be approved and supplied by the Company. Exploratory teams are accompanied by Company-supplied security androids, for their own safety. But in a society where contracts are awarded to the lowest bidder, safety isn't a primary concern. On a distant planet, a team of scientists are conducting surface tests, shadowed by their Company-supplied 'droid -- a self-aware SecUnit that has hacked its own governor module, and refers to itself (though never out loud) as "Murderbot." Scornful of humans, all it really wants is to be left alone long enough to figure out who it is. But when a neighbouring mission goes dark, it's up to the scientists and their Murderbot to get to the truth.
The harbors of the sun Martha Wells A former friend has betrayed the Raksura and their groundling companions, and now the survivors must race across the Three Worlds to rescue their kidnapped family members. When Moon and Stone are sent ahead to scout, they quickly encounter an unexpected and potentially deadly ally, and decide to disobey the queens and continue the search alone. Following in a wind-ship, Jade and Malachite make an unlikely alliance of their own, until word reaches them that the Fell are massing for an attack on the Reaches, and that forces of the powerful Empire of Kish are turning against the Raksura and their groundling comrades. But there may be no time to stage a rescue, as the kidnapped Raksura discover that their captors are heading toward a mysterious destination with a stolen magical artifact that will cause more devastation for the Reaches than anything the lethal Fell can imagine. To stop them, the Raksura will have to take the ultimate risk and follow them into forbidden territory.
Dark energy Robison E Wells A UFO crashes in the Midwest, not far from the boarding school attended by Alice, whose father is the director of special projects at NASA.
Going dark : a blackout novella Robison E Wells Something strange is happening to Krezi. She has a dangerously high fever her doctors can't explain, and objects keep bursting into flames around her--but the fire doesn't seem to hurt her at all. Krezi wants nothing more than to control her mysterious abilities. But what she doesn't know is that there are others like her out there ... and in the wrong hands, this power could be deadly.
The blade artist Irvine Welsh Jim 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. But as he confronts his previous life, all those friends and enemies--and, most alarmingly, his former self--Francis seems to have other ideas. When Melanie discovers something gruesome in California, which indicates that her husband's violent past might also be also his psychotic present, things start to go very bad, very quickly..
The faithful Juliet West July 1935. In the village of Aldwick on the Sussex coast, sixteen-year-old Hazel faces a long, dull summer with just her self-centred mother Francine for company. But then Francine decamps to London with her lover Charles, Oswald Mosley's blackshirts arrive in Aldwick, and Hazel's summer suddenly becomes more interesting. She finds herself befriended by two very different people: Lucia, an upper-class blackshirt, passionate about the cause; and Tom, a young working-class boy, increasingly scornful of Mosley's rhetoric. In the end, though, it is Tom who wins Hazel's heart - and Hazel who breaks his. Autumn 1936. Now living in London, Hazel has grown up fast over the past year. But an encounter with Tom sends her into freefall. He must never know why she cut off all contact last summer, betraying the promises they'd made. Yet Hazel isn't the only one with secrets. Nor is she the only one with reason to keep the two of them apart ...
Horizon Scott Westerfeld When 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.
The age of innocence Edith Wharton Countess Olenska, separated from her European husband, returns to old New York society. She bears with her an independence and an awareness of life which stirs the educated sensitivity of Newland Archer, engaged to be married to May Welland.
The touchstone Edith Wharton Exploring the dual themes of money and moral compromise, 'The Touchstone' is an early and extremely accomplished work, foreshadowing many of Wharton's greatest novels.
The great controversy between Christ and Satan : the conflict of the ages in the Christian dispensation Ellen Gould Harmon White White describes the "Great Controversy theme" between Jesus Christ and Satan, as played out over the millennia from its start in heaven, to its final end when the remnant who are faithful to God will be taken to heaven at the Second Advent of Christ, and the world is destroyed and recreated.
The girl on Legare Street Karen (Karen S) White Acclaimed author Karen White returns with the sequel to the national bestseller The House on Tradd Street. Melanie has grown accustomed to renovating old houses, but she never imagined she'd have to renovate her own life to include her estranged mother. Ginnette Prioleau Middleton left Charleston thirty-five years ago. She's returned wanting to protect the daughter she's never really known after receiving an ominous premonition. Melanie never wanted to see her mother again, but with some prodding from her partner, Jack Trenholm, she agrees-and begins to rebuild their relationship. Together Melanie and Ginnette buy back their old home. With their combined psychic abilities they expect to unearth some ghosts. But what they find is a vengeful dark spirit whose strength has been growing for decades. It will take unearthing long buried secrets to beat this demon and save what's left of Melanie's family.
The house on Tradd Street Karen (Karen S) White It turns out Jack's search has caught the attention of a malevolent ghost. Now, Jack and Melanie must unravel a mystery of passion, heartbreak and even murder.
The night the lights went out Karen (Karen S) White 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. Merilee finds some measure of peace in the cottage she is renting from town matriarch Sugar Prescott. Though stubborn and irascible, Sugar sees something of herself in Merilee--something that allows her to open up about her own colourful past. Sugar's stories give Merilee a different perspective on the town and its wealthy school moms in their tennis whites and shiny SUVs, and even on her new friendship with Heather Blackford. Merilee is charmed by the glamorous young mother's seemingly perfect life and finds herself drawn into Heather's world. In a town like Sweet Apple, where sins and secrets are as likely to be found behind the walls of gated mansions as in the dark woods surrounding Merilee's house, appearance is everything. But just how dangerous that deception can be will shock all three women.
Return to Tradd Street Karen (Karen S) White "Melanie is only going through the motions of living since refusing Jack's marriage proposal. She misses him desperately, but her broken heart is the least of her problems. Despite an insistence that she can raise their child alone, Melanie is completely unprepared for motherhood, and she struggles to complete renovations on her house on Tradd Street before the baby arrives. When Melanie is roused one night by the sound of a ghostly infant crying, she chooses to ignore it. She simply does not have the energy to deal with one more crisis. That is, until the remains of a newborn buried in an old christening gown are found hidden in the foundation of her house. As the hauntings on Tradd Street slowly become more violent, Melanie decides to find out what caused the baby's untimely death, uncovering the love, loss, and betrayal that colour the house's history--and threaten her claim of ownership. But can she seek Jack's help without risking her heart? For in revealing the secrets of the past, Melanie also awakens the malevolent presence that has tried to keep the truth hidden for decades ...
The strangers on Montagu Street Karen (Karen S) White "Psychic realtor Melanie Middleton returns-only to be greeted by a house full of lost souls. Psychic realtor Melanie Middleton is still restoring her Charleston house and doesn't expect to have a new houseguest, a teen girl named Nola. But the girl didn't come alone, and the spirits that accompanied Nola don't seem willing to leave ...
Circle of spies Roseanna M White
Ring of secrets Roseanna M White This exciting romantic spy novel from White combines fascinating cloak-and-dagger secrets with a tale of love and intrigue during the Revolutionary War.
Whispers from the shadows Roseanna M White Treachery causes Gwyneth Fairchild's world to crumble. The daughter of a British general, she just barely saves her life by fleeing London aboard a ship to America. Her goal is to find refuge with the Lane family in Maryland, having been told by her father she could implicitly trust Winter and Bennet Lane, even though their nations are once again at war. After meeting their son, Thad, she soon discovers they are a family much like her own. The Lanes trade in a dangerous commodity--espionage. Not long after Gwyneth is on his ship, Captain Thad Lane experiences the tug of love, though he fears it may blur lines of loyalty. With family playing the part of enemies and enemies proving themselves friends, a future with Gwyn is uncertain. But at this moment, with the British advancing on Washington and Baltimore, they have only their shared faith in God as a shield about them.
Bridge of spies : a true story of the Cold War Giles Whittell Who were the three men the Soviet and American superpowers exchanged on Berlin's Glienicke Bridge on February 10, 1962, in the first and most legendary prisoner exchange between East and West? Bridge of Spies vividly traces the journeys of these men, whose fate defines the complex conflicts that characterized the most dangerous years of the Cold War. Bridge of Spies is a true story of three men - Rudolf Abel, a Soviet Spy who was a master of disguise; Gary Powers, an American who was captured when his spy plane was shot down by the Russians; and Frederic Pryor, a young American doctor mistakenly identified as a spy and captured by the Soviets. The men in this three-way political swap had been drawn into the nadir of the Cold War by duty and curiosity, and the same tragicomedy of errors that induced Khrushchev to send missiles to Castro.
Calhoun chronicles. Books 4-5 Susan Wiggs Revisit the beloved Calhoun Chronicles series in these sweeping, romantic tales from New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs. Enchanted Afternoon: Helena Cabot Barnes is the leading lady of Saratoga Springs, but beneath her glamorous facade lies a terrible deception -- she married for all the wrong reasons and discovered too late that her husband is a dangerous man. Even after she ends her marriage and flees to the safety of Moon Lake, trouble still follows her, and she must put her trust in a man who once broke her heart.
Return to Willow Lake Susan Wiggs When her mother, who is unexpectedly pregnant, receives a devastating diagnosis, Sonnet Romano must decide what really matters in life and, putting her career on hold, stays in Avalon and takes a job that forces her to work alongside her biggest mistake - award-winning filmmaker Zach Alger and Sonnet's former lover.
The way we were Marcia Willett It was in the middle of a snowstorm when Tiggy arrived at the remote house on Bodmin Moor. She was alone, her partner tragically dead in an accident, and Julia, her dearest friend, welcomed her into her warm and chaotic family. Tiggy started to live again and await the birth of her child, temporarily secure in the supportive love which surrounded her. But Tiggy's happiness is destined to be short-lived, and nearly thirty years later, when her son is about to become a father himself, the next generation discovers that there are secrets from the past which must be uncovered.
Pretending tto be normal : living with Asperger's syndrome Liane Holliday Willey Updated 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.
Once upon a Christmas. T A (Tracy Ann) Williams Snuggle up with not one, not two, but three fabulous festive romances this holiday season!
A talent for murder Andrew Wilson Distracted by revelations about her husband's affair, writer Agatha Christie is interrupted during a visit to her London literary agent by an insidious blackmailer seeking to manipulate her into committing a murder.
This is not a diet : a user's guide to eating well Bee Wilson This book can't give you a six-pack in seven days or the skin of a supermodel. But I can promise that if you make even a few of these adjustments, your eating life will alter for the better in ways that you can sustain. The change that we are so desperate for is possible. Unlike a diet, these tweaks work with your appetites, rather than against them. It's not about being thin - although for those who need it, long-term weight loss can definitely be done, no matter what people say - but the real end-goal is reaching the point where food is something that sustains you and gives you joy, rather than making you unhealthy or unhappy.
Highland hellion. Mary Wine Scotland is seething with plots, the vengeful Gordons are spoiling for a fight, and the neighbouring clans are at each other's throats. All it takes is a passionate hellion with a penchant for reckless adventure to ignite the Highlands once more.
The force Don Winslow All Denny Malone wants is to be a good cop. Malone and his crew are an elite NYPD special unit given carte blanche to fight gangs, drugs and guns. Every day and every night for eighteen years, Malone has served on the front lines, witnessing the hurt, the dead, the victims, the perps. He's done whatever it takes to serve and protect in a city built by ambition and corruption, where no one is clean-including Malone himself. What only a few know is that Denny Malone is dirty. Now he's caught in a trap and being squeezed by the Feds, and he must walk the thin line between betraying his brothers and partners, the Job, his family, and the woman he loves, trying to survive, body and soul, while the city teeters on the brink of a racial conflagration that could destroy them all. Based on years of research inside the NYPD, The Force is a searing portrait of a city on the brink and of a courageous, heroic, and deeply flawed man who stands at the edge of its abyss.
Computer coding projects for kids Jon Woodcock Computer Coding Projects For Kids is the perfect introduction to coding for children from number 1 best-selling education author Carol Vorderman. This colourful illustrated guide uses step-by-steps to show kids how to build a range of amazing projects, from birthday cards to music and games, using the programming language Scratch. Activities such as creating a virtual firework display, simulated snowflakes, fractal art and mind-bending optical illusions not only teach essential coding skills, but enable kids to have fun as they learn. Projects can be personalised and adapted to encourage creativity, and can even be shared with friends, providing a simple and fun way for kids to learn coding.
Jarulan by the river Lily Woodhouse Matthew Fenchurch, patriarch and landowner of the northern NSW property Jarulan, lives in a grand decaying folly, invaded by ghosts and the local fauna. His wife is dead, one son has fallen on a battlefield in France, and another lives in exile as a remittance man on a marae in New Zealand. His only company are the farmhands, an old family servant and a part-time laundry maid with dreams above her station. When Matthew builds a memorial above the river for his brave lost son - and all the boys of the district who have died fighting for King and Country - his daughters and grandchildren return for the unveiling. They bring with them someone who will change life at Jarulan forever, who will fight the ghosts of the past and the claimants of the present, and ensure a dynasty, though not as anyone expected.
The battle for Leyte Gulf : the incredible story of World War II's largest naval battle C Vann (Comer Vann) Woodward Pulitzer-Prize-winner and bestselling author C. Vann Woodward recreates the gripping account of the battle for Leyte Gulf - the greatest naval battle of World War II and the largest engagement ever fought on the high seas. For the Japanese, it represented their supreme effort; they committed to action virtually every operational fighting ship on the lists of the Imperial Navy, including two powerful new battleships of the Yamato class. It also ended in their greatest defeat - and a tremendous victory for the United States Navy.
The poetical works of william wordsworth. Volume 1 William Wordsworth
Courtiers : the secret history of Kensington Palace Lucy Worsley Ambitious and talented people flocked to court in search of power and prestige, but Kensington Palace was also a gilded cage. While its inhabitants were cocooned in comfort and splendour, successful courtiers had level heads and cold hearts; their secrets were never safe. Among them, a Vice Chamberlain with many vices, a Maid of Honour with a secret marriage, a pushy painter, an alcoholic equerry, a Wild Boy, a penniless poet, a dwarf comedian, two mysterious turbaned Turks and any number of discarded royal mistresses. An eye-opening portrait of an enthralling group of royal servants, "Courtiers" also throws new light on the dramatic life of George II and Queen Caroline: a lover murdered, babies snatched, horrific illnesses and tearful deathbed reconciliations.
A very British murder : the curious story of how crime was turned into art Lucy Worsley Murder a dark, shameful deed, the last resort of the desperate or a vile tool of the greedy. And a very strange, very British obsession. This book explores this phenomenon in forensic detail, revisiting notorious crimes like the Ratcliff Highway Murders, which caused a nation-wide panic in the early nineteenth century.
Star wars. Episode III, Revenge of the Sith Patricia C Wrede A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away ... A vow is broken. A Jedi falls. A Sith Lord rises. The Empire is born.
Slime 101 : how to make stretchy, fluffy, glittery & colorful slime! Natalie (Artisan) Wright Step-by-step photos and instructions show how to create glitter, glow-in-the-dark, bubble, neon, chalkboard, stress ball, metallic, and other types of slime. The recipes use ordinary household items like glue, food colouring, and liquid starch.
Disappointment with God : three questions no one asks aloud Philip Yancey Yancey poses three questions that Christians wonder but seldom ask aloud: Is God unfair' Is he silent' Is he hidden' This insightful and deeply personal book points to the odd disparity between our concept of God and the realities of life. Why, if God is so hungry for relationship with us, does he seem so distant' Why, if he cares for us, do bad things happen' What can we expect from him after all' Yancey answers these questions with clarity, richness, and biblical assurance. He takes us beyond the things that make for disillusionment to a deeper faith, a certitude of God's love, and a thirst to reach not just for what God gives, but for who he is. Included in this anniversary edition is a study guide with questions about these perplexing questions of faith that the author confronts.
Aunt Charlotte's stories of Greek history Charlotte Mary Yonge
The sun is also a star Nicola Yoon Two teens--Daniel, the son of Korean shopkeepers, and Natasha, whose family is here illegally from Jamaica--cross paths in New York City on an eventful day in their lives--Daniel is on his way to an interview with a Yale alum, Natasha is meeting with a lawyer to try and prevent her family's deportation to Jamaica--and fall in love.
Algonquin Indian tales Egerton Ryerson Young
Another day in the death of America Gary Younge On an average day in America, seven young people aged nineteen or under will be shot dead. Younge chose November 23, 2013, with ten such deaths, and over a period of twenty-four hours reveals the powerful human stories behind the statistics. The result is a gripping chronicle of an ordinary but deadly day in American life, and a series of character portraits of young people taken from us far too soon and those they left behind.
The brother Joakim Zander Growing up poor, Yasmine vowed she would always protect her little brother from harm. She broke her promise on the day she left home, abandoning Fadi to his life in the Stockholm slums. Now, five years later, Yasmine still carries the guilt of leaving him behind. Then she hears a rumour that he is dead, killed by a US drone in Syria. What happened to turn her sweet-natured brother into one of the CIA's most wanted men? The answer will shock her. It will shock you too.
The big Bow mystery Israel Zangwill A man is murdered for no apparent reason. He has no enemies and there seemed to be no motive for anyone murdering him. No clues remained and the instrument with which the murder was committed could not be traced. The door of the room in which the body was discovered was locked and bolted on the inside, both windows were latched, and there was no trace of any intruder. The greatest detectives in the land were puzzled. Here indeed was the perfect crime, the work of a master mind. Can you solve the problem which baffled Scotland Yard for so long, until at last the missing link in the chain of evidence was revealed?
Social media marketing all-in-one for dummies Jan Zimmerman Marketing your business through social media isn't an option these days, it's absolutely imperative. Inside this bestselling guide, you'll find out how to apply the marketing savvy you already have to the social media your prospects are using, helping you to reach and keep more customers, make more sales, and boost your bottom line. Includes updates on the latest changes to Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, blogging, and more, Offers tips for showcasing your company with a customized Facebook business page, Presents step-by-step guidance for setting up a social media marketing campaign, Shows you how to use analytics to assess the success of your social media campaign. If you're a social media strategist, website manager, marketer, publicist, or other employee who is in charge of implementing and managing an organization's social media strategy, this comprehensive resource is your one-stop guide to all things social media marketing.
Anxiety-free kids : an interactive guide for parents and children Bonnie Zucker Offers parents strategies that help children become happy and worry free, methods that relieve a child's excessive anxieties and phobias, and tools for fostering interaction and family-orientated solutions.