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New Titles Digital September 2017 (arrived in August 2017)

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The brig society. Complete series 2.,
Shortlisted for the BBC Audio Drama Award 2015 for Best Scripted Comedy (Studio Audience). In the complete second hit series from the people who brought you "Cabin Pressure" and "Giles Wemmbley Hogg Goes Off", stand-up comedian Marcus Brigstocke has been put in charge of a thing! Each week, Marcus finds he's volunteered to be in charge of a big old thing - the European Union, Social Media, the banking system, the farming industry - and each week he starts out by thinking "Well, it can't be that difficult, surely?" and ends up with "Oh - turns out it's utterly difficult and complicated. Who knew?"
The brig society. Complete series 3.,
In the complete third series of the multi-award-winning show, from the makers of "Cabin Pressure" and "Armando Iannucci's Charm Offensive", Marcus Brigstocke examines different facets of life by being put in charge of them.
Giles Wemmbley Hogg goes off. Complete series 3.,
He's back! Budleigh Salterton's most famous citizen is off round the world on another five adventures. Meet Giles Wemmbley Hogg. 2m's, 2g's. Traveller, backpacker, ethnologist, fearless investigator of cultural diversity, and upper middle-class student ponce from Budleigh Salterton ...And this time, Giles has graduated from University, with a first!
Giles Wemmbley Hogg goes off. Complete series 4.,
Giles has been grounded! Budleigh Salterton's most famous citizen has been forced to stay at home by the Home Office - and his father. But something minor like that won't dent Giles's enthusiasm, so in this fourth series of Giles Wemmbley Hogg Goes Off, he sets up GWH Travvel ("two 'm's, two 'g's, two 'v's - bit of a mix up at the printers").Run from his bedroom, GWH Travvel is a one-stop Travel/Advice/Events Management/Website service, which always stays true to its motto: "we go there so you won't want to".
Matchup, Lee Child
Collects stories written by best-selling thriller authors, 11 women and 11 men partnered in male-female literary pairings.
Miffy's adventures. Big and small. Volume two, Dick Bruna
Follow Miffy as she embarks on more adventures, big and small - exploring the exciting world around her, with her friends and family.
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. Here's a further cornucopia of clever comedy, featuring sketches, monologues, poems and songs in this sequential entertainment for radio. Here, the sketches include: a bizarre slice of Shakespeare, a poem for a man with a plan and a forgetful actor. There are also people who use lots of words but say very little. As well as a musing pianist, we also hear a two-headed Great Eccentric, a spoof Paul Temple and wires get crossed on the telephone.
A Paris all your own: bestselling women writers on the City of Light, Eleanor Brown
A collection of all-new Paris-themed essays written by some of the biggest names in women's fiction, including Paula McLain, Therese Anne Fowler, Maggie Shipstead, and Lauren Willig, edited by Eleanor Brown, the New York Times bestselling author of The Weird Sisters and The Light of Paris.
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? Or did an obsessed killer use the dead man as a pawn in a twisted game? When Whit defies political pressure and conducts an inquest, he and Detective Claudia Salazar expose a nest of drug lords, con artists, and power-hungry sharks - all out for blood. With their careers — and their lives — at stake, Whit and Claudia must unearth a lethal trail of passion and deceit that lies buried not in the warm sands of Port Leo but in the icy recesses of the human heart.
We should all be feminists, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
What does "feminism" mean today? That is the question at the heart of We Should All Be Feminists, a personal, eloquently-argued essay adapted from her much-viewed Tedx talk of the same name by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the award-winning author of 'Americanah' and 'Half of a Yellow Sun'. With humour and levity, here Adichie offers readers a unique definition of feminism for the twenty-first century one rooted in inclusion and awareness. She shines a light not only on blatant discrimination, but also the more insidious, institutional behaviours that marginalise women around the world, in order to help readers of all walks of life better understand the often masked realities of sexual politics.
Selection day, Aravind Adiga
Manjunath Kumar is fourteen. He knows he is good at cricket - if not as good as his elder brother Radha. He knows that he fears and resents his domineering and cricket-obsessed father, admires his brilliantly talented sibling and is fascinated by the world of CSI and by curious and interesting scientific facts. But there are many things, about himself and about the world, that he doesn't know ... Sometimes it seems as though everyone around him has a clear idea of who Manju should be, except Manju himself. When Manju begins to get to know Radha's great rival, a boy as privileged and confident as Manju is not, everything in Manju's world begins to change and he is faced with decisions that will challenge both his sense of self and of the world around him ...
To wager her heart, Tamera Alexander
Set against the real history of Nashville's Belle Meade Plantation and the original Fisk University Jubilee Singers ensemble, To Wager Her Heart is a stirring love story about seeking justice and restoring honour at a time in American history when both were tenuous and hard-won.With fates bound by a shared tragedy, a reformed gambler from the Colorado Territory and a Southern Belle bent on breaking free from society's expectations must work together to achieve their dreams—provided the truth doesn't tear them apart first.
Southern Ruby, Belinda Alexandra
In New Orleans - the city of genteel old houses covered in Spanish moss, of seductive night life, of Creole, voodoo and jazz - two women separated by time and tragedy will find each other at last. Amanda, orphaned as a child and suffering the loss of her beloved grandmother, has left Sydney in search of a family she never knew. Ruby, constrained by the expectations of society and class, is carrying a lifetime of secrets. Amanda's arrival sparks revelations long buried: a double life, a forbidden love, and a loss that cannot be forgotten. Southern Ruby is a sweeping story of love, passion, family and honour. Alternating in time between the 1950s and the eve of Hurricane Katrina, it is also a tribute to a city heady with music, drama, history and superstition, which has borne the tumults of race and class and the fury of nature, but has never given up hope.
#Girlboss, Sophia Amoruso
A #GIRLBOSS is in charge of her own life. She gets what she wants because she works for it." The first thing Sophia Amoruso sold online wasn't fashion-it was a stolen book. She spent her teens hitchhiking, committing petty theft, and dumpster diving. By twenty-two, she had resigned herself to employment, but was still broke, directionless, and working a mediocre day job she'd taken for the health insurance. It was there that Sophia decided to start selling vintage clothes on eBay. Eight years later, she is the founder, CEO, and creative director of Nasty Gal, a $100 million plus online fashion retailer with more than 350 employees.
The bones of grace, Tahmima Anam
It is the story of Zubaida, and her search for herself. It is a story she tells for Elijah, the love of her life. It tells the story of Anwar, the link in Zubaida's broken chain. Woven within these tales are the stories of a whale and a ship; a piano and a lost boy. This is the story of love itself.
The man who wasn't there: investigations into the strange new science of the self, Anil Ananthaswamy
In the tradition of Oliver Sacks, a tour of the latest neuroscience of schizophrenia, autism, Alzheimer's disease, ecstatic epilepsy, Cotard's syndrome, out-of-body experiences, and other disorders—revealing the awesome power of the human sense of self from a master of science journalism. Anil Ananthaswamy's extensive in-depth interviews venture into the lives of individuals who offer perspectives that will change how you think about who you are.
Every last breath, Jennifer L Armentrout
In the third novel of Jennifer L. Armentrout's Dark Elements series, seventeen-year-old Layla finds herself falling for two very different boys: the wickedly sexy demon prince Roth, and Zayne, the gorgeous, protective Warden that she never thought could be hers.
Torn, Jennifer L Armentrout
Everything Ivy Morgan thought she knew has been turned on its head. After being betrayed and then nearly killed by the Prince of the Fae, she's left bruised and devastated-and with an earth-shattering secret that she must keep at all costs. And if the Order finds out her secret, they'll kill her. Then there's Ren Owens, the sexy, tattooed Elite member of the Order who has been sharing Ivy's bed and claiming her heart. Their chemistry is smoking hot, but Ivy knows that Ren has always valued his duty to the Order above all else-he could never touch her if he knew the truth. That is, if he let her live at all.
White hot kiss, Jennifer L Armentrout
One kiss could be the last. Seventeen year old Layla just wants to be normal. But with a kiss that kills anything with a soul, she's anything but normal. Half demon, half gargoyle, Layla has abilities no one else possesses. Raised among the Wardens, a race of gargoyles tasked with hunting demons and keeping humanity safe, Layla tries to fit in, but that means hiding her own dark side from those she loves the most. Especially Zayne, the swoon worthy, incredibly gorgeous and completely off limits Warden she's crushed on since forever. Then she meets Roth, a tattooed, sinfully hot demon who claims to know all her secrets.
Hag-seed: the tempest retold, Margaret Atwood
Felix is at the top of his game as Artistic Director of the Makeshiweg Theatre Festival. His productions have amazed and confounded. Now he's staging a Tempest like no other: not only will it boost his reputation, it will heal emotional wounds. Or that was the plan. Instead, after an act of unforeseen treachery, Felix is living in exile in a backwoods hovel, haunted by memories of his beloved lost daughter, Miranda, and also brewing revenge. After 12 years, revenge finally arrives in the shape of a theatre course at a nearby prison. Here, Felix and his inmate actors will put on his Tempest and snare the traitors who destroyed him. It's magic! But will it remake Felix as his enemies fall?
Moral disorder, Margaret Atwood
Margaret Atwood's latest brilliant collection of short stories follows the life of a single character, seen as a girl growing up the 1930s, a young woman in the 50s and 60s, and, in the present day, half of a couple, no longer young, reflecting on the new state of the world. Each story focuses on the ways relationships transform a character's life: a woman's complex love for a married man, the grief upon the death of parents and the joy with the birth of children, the realisation of what growing old with someone you love really means. By turns funny, lyrical, incisive, earthy, shocking, and deeply personal, Moral Disorder displays Atwood's celebrated storytelling gifts and unmistakable style to their best advantage.
The Jane Austen BBC Radio drama collection: six BBC Radio full-cast dramatisations, Jane Austen
A collection of BBC radio full-cast dramatisations of Jane Austen's six major novels. Mansfield Park: On a quest to find a position in society, Fanny Price goes to live with her rich aunt and uncle. Northanger Abbey: Young, naive Catherine Morland receives an invitation to stay at the isolated Gothic mansion Northanger Abbey. Sense and Sensibility: Forced to leave their family home after their father's death, Elinor and Marianne Dashwood try to forge a new life at Barton Cottage. Pride and Prejudice: Mrs Bennet is determined to get her five daughters married well, so when the wealthy Mr Bingley and his friend Mr Darcy move into the neighbourhood her hopes are raised... Emma: Emma Woodhouse declares she will never marry, but she is determined to find a match for her friend Harriet. Persuasion: Eight years ago, Anne Elliot rejected a marriage proposal from a handsome but poor naval officer. Now her former love has returned.
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. From that single beginning, Ferguson's life will take four simultaneous and independent fictional paths. Four Fergusons made of the same genetic material, four boys who are the same boy, will go on to lead four parallel and entirely different lives. Family fortunes diverge. Loves and friendships and intellectual passions contrast. Chapter by chapter, the rotating narratives evolve into an elaborate dance of inner worlds enfolded within the outer forces of history as, one by one, the intimate plot of each Ferguson's story rushes on across the tumultuous and fractured terrain of mid twentieth-century America. A boy grows up-again and again and again.
Stuffology 101: get your mind out of the clutter, Brenda Avadian and Eric Riddle
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? Do you close the door to hide your stuff in the spare room? Do you still have boxes to unpack from your last move a dozen years ago? Are you unable to focus because your mind is so frazzled? Stuffologists Brenda Avadian and Eric Riddle share four decades of experience dealing with stuff—or rather, clutter. Inside Stuffology 101, you'll find fun and flexible approaches to get your mind out of what you define as clutter. Funny, serious, and humbling stories are woven in with tips to help you clear the toxic clutter out of your life. At the end of your life, what will matter most—things or people? Are you ready to manage the stuff in your life?
No man's land, David Baldacci
John Puller's mother disappeared nearly thirty years ago. Despite an intensive search and investigation, she was never seen again. But new allegations have come to light suggesting that Puller's father - now suffering from dementia and living in a VA hospital - may have murdered his wife. Puller is officially barred from working on the case - and faces a potential court martial if he disobeys orders - but he knows he can't sit this investigation out. When intelligence operative Veronica Knox turns up, Puller realizes that there is far more to this case than he had originally thought. He will stop at nothing to discover the truth about what happened to his mother ... even if it means proving that his father is a killer.
James Baldwin reading from Giovanni's room., James Baldwin
Giovanni's Room, Baldwin's second novel, deals frankly with homosexuality in a manner daring for its time. It depicts a white American struggling to accept his homoerotic desires. David, the protagonist, like Baldwin himself, feels alienated from his native country and moves to Paris in search of a freer life. In the passage Baldwin reads on this recording, David recalls a childhood sexual encounter with another boy—an encounter that left him deeply upset and ambivalent about his manhood.
Brighter than the sun, Maya Banks
The Kelly Group International (KGI): A super-elite, top secret, family-run business. Qualifications: High intelligence, rock-hard body, military background. Mission: Hostage/kidnap victim recovery. Intelligence gathering. Handling jobs the U.S. government can't... As the last unattached member of the Kelly clan, Joe is more than ready to risk life and limb on any mission he's assigned to, but when it comes to love, he'll keep his distance. He's content to watch his brothers become thoroughly domesticated. Zoe's had nothing but heartbreak in her life, and she's determined to start over with a completely new identity, thanks to her college friend, Rusty Kelly. But it's the gorgeous smile and tender words of Joe Kelly that begin to weaken her resolve to never risk her heart again. And Joe will have to put everything on the line to save Zoe, when secrets of her past resurface—and threaten to tear them apart...From the Paperback edition.
Metroland, Julian Barnes
The adolescent Christopher and his soul mate Toni had sneered at the stifling ennui of Metroland, their cosy patch of suburbia on the Metropolitan line. They had longed for Life to begin - meaning Sex and Freedom - to travel and choose their own clothes. Then Chris, at thirty, starts to settle comfortably into bourgeois contentment himself. Luckily, Toni is still around to challenge such backsliding.
The waking land, Callie Bates
Lady Elanna is fiercely devoted to the king who raised her like a daughter. But when he dies under mysterious circumstances, Elanna is accused of his murder—and must flee for her life. Returning to the homeland of magical legends she has forsaken, Elanna is forced to reckon with her despised, estranged father, branded a traitor long ago. Feeling a strange, deep connection to the natural world, she also must face the truth about the forces she has always denied or disdained as superstition—powers that suddenly stir within her. But an all-too-human threat is drawing near, determined to exact vengeance. Now Elanna has no choice but to lead a rebellion against the kingdom to which she once gave her allegiance. Trapped between divided loyalties, she must summon the courage to confront a destiny that could tear her apart.
Sisters of the East End, Helen Batten
Born into a happy working-class North London family, Katie is determined to 'do something' with her life. Working in the impoverished East End in the 1950s, she meets the Sisters of St John the Divine - a community of nuns dedicated to nursing and midwifery. The Sisters have been present at births, cared for the sick and laid out the dead for a hundred years, and Katie soon joins them to start her journey to becoming Sister Catherine Mary. As a novice Katie rallies against the vow of obedience, yet as a nurse and midwife she learns much about the nature of dedication, love and tragedy. Her story is full of hardship, humour and compassion, bringing to life the unique world of the nursing Sisters.
We'll always have Paris: trying and failing to be french, Emma Beddington
As a bored, moody teenager, Emma Beddington came across a copy of French ELLE in the library of her austere Yorkshire school. As she turned the pages, full of philosophy, sex and lipstick, she realised that her life had one purpose and one purpose only: she needed to be French. And so she set about becoming French: she did a French exchange, albeit in Casablanca; she studied French history at university and spent the holidays in France with her French boyfriend. Eventually, after a family tragedy, she found herself living in Paris with the same French boyfriend and two half-French children. Her dream had come true, but how would reality match up? Gradually Emma realised that she might have found Paris, but what she really needed to find was home.
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. In the course of one climactic day he reviews his past mistakes and spiritual malaise, until a mysterious, philosophizing con man grants him a glorious, illuminating moment of truth and understanding and offers him one last hope.
The lady in the van, Alan Bennett
An eccentric old lady moves into a quiet street in Camden Town. There she remains, installed in her van in glorious self-sufficiency, until the council instructs her to move on. Then a kind homeowner invites her to move her van into his garden - where she stays for the next fifteen years. This is the fascinating story of the genteel vagrant who found a unique place in Alan Bennett's life and writing. But the drama is as much about the author himself as Miss Shepherd. Thought-provoking and moving, The Lady in the Van tackles profound questions about social responsibility, homelessness and mental illness with a lightness of touch characteristic of Bennett the master storyteller.
Talking heads: the complete first and second series., Alan Bennett
The Talking Heads monologues are widely regarded as one of Alan Bennett's finest dramatic achievements. First broadcast on BBC TV and BBC Radio 4 in the 1980s and 1990s, they won a host of awards and huge popular acclaim, and remain among his most admired works today. This collection includes all twelve Talking Heads, plus the precursor of that series, A Woman of No Importance. Beautifully crafted and full of compassion and wry observation, each tale is ripe with the quirky, insightful detail that has become Bennett's trademark.
The Berenstain Bears storybook Bible., Jan Berenstain
Join Papa, Mama, Brother, Sister, and Honey Bear as they read favourite Bible stories together as a family and imagine what it would have been like to see Adam and Eve in the garden, watch Noah build the ark, and listen as Jesus tells a parable to the people. Told with words and pictures in the beloved Berenstain style, twenty-three Old and New Testament stories come alive for young readers.
Invisible influence: the hidden forces that shape behavior, Jonah Berger
The New York Times bestselling author of Contagious explores the subtle, secret influences that affect the decisions we make—from what we buy, to the careers we choose, to what we eat—in this fascinating and ground-breaking work. If you're like most people, you think that your choices and behaviours are driven by your individual, personal tastes, and opinions. You wear a certain jacket because you liked the way it looked. You picked a particular career because you found it interesting. The notion that our choices are driven by our own personal thoughts and opinions is patently obvious. Right? Wrong. Without our realizing it, other people's behaviour has a huge influence on everything we do at every moment of our lives, from the mundane to the momentous occasion. In his surprising and compelling Invisible Influence, Jonah Berger integrates research and thinking from business, psychology, and social science to focus on the subtle, invisible influences behind our choices as individuals. By understanding how social influence works, we can decide when to resist and when to embrace it—and how we can use this knowledge to make better-informed decisions and exercise more control over our own behaviour.
Daughters of eden, Charlotte Bingham
Marjorie, left at a boarding school by her emigrating mother; plain Poppy, pushed into marriage with a mean-spirited aristocrat; Kate, despised by her father, but determined to prove herself; and man-mad Lily, who turns out to be the bravest of them all. That all of them are chosen to work undercover for the espionage unit at a beautiful stately home is a surprise, not least to them. At Eden Park they not only meet each other, but become involved with three unusual young men - Eugene, the seemingly feckless Irishman; Robert, Kate's brother; and dashing Scott, a master of disguise, and the undisputed favourite of the unit. While there is hardly time for romance before each is sent out into the field, there is just enough for passionate new relationships to form. Only Jack Ward, the mysterious spymaster, manages to remain aloof as he guides their destinies. The fact that they will look back on this time as having made them feel more exquisitely alive than ever before is not something they will know until much later.
Friday's girl, Charlotte Bingham
Within weeks Napier and Edith are married, and she moves into his large country house. However, the marriage is troubled from the start, and Edith falls ill. Napier takes her to the idyllic Cornish fishing village of Newbourne to convalesce, and there Edith meets Celandine, a struggling artist, and her husband, Sheridan, another painter. Because Celandine understands Napier's artistic temperament, she tries to help Edith with her marriage difficulties. Although her advice succeeds, it also causes tragic repercussions. And with the attractive Alfred Talisman waiting in the wings, it seems that both women's happiness may be ruined.
The bronze key, Holly Black
Magic can save you. Magic can kill you. It should be a time of celebration. The Enemy of Death is dead; a severed head proof of his downfall. The magical world has no reason to believe otherwise, and Callum, Tamara and Aaron are celebrated as heroes. But at a party held in their honour, things go horribly, brutally wrong. A fellow student is callously murdered, and it seems Call's worst fears are confirmed: there is a spy in the Magisterium. No one is safe. Now, using the powerful magic they've been taught, the trio must risk their lives to track down the killer. But magic is dangerous - in the wrong hands it could bring terrible destruction. And reveal the deadliest secret of all.
Lorna Doone, 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.
Chapel of ease, Alex Bledsoe
When Matt Johansson, a young New York actor, auditions for Chapel of Ease, an off-Broadway musical, he is instantly charmed by Ray Parrish, the show's writer and composer. As their friendship deepens, Matt learns that Ray's people call themselves the Tufa and that the musical is based on the history of his isolated hometown. Matt volunteers to take Ray's ashes back to Needsville, where he hopes to understand more about the play and uncover the secret that Ray took to his grave. Matt's journey into the haunting Appalachian mountains of Cloud County sets him on a dangerous path, where some secrets deserve to stay buried.
Gather her round, Alex Bledsoe
Love and tragedy are not strange bedfellows among the Tufa. Young Kera Rogers disappears while hiking in the woods by Needsville. When her half-eaten remains are discovered, the blame falls upon a herd of wild hogs, a serious threat in this rural community. In response, the county's best trackers, including game warden Jack Cates and ex-military Tufa Bronwyn Chess, are assembled to hunt them down. Kara's boyfriend Duncan Gowen mourns her death, until he finds evidence she cheated on him with his best friend, Adam Procure. Seeking revenge, Duncan entices Adam to participate in their own boar hunt. Later, Bronwyn and Jack stumble across a devastated Duncan, who claims a giant boar impaled Adam and dragged him off. As this second death rocks the town, people begin to wonder who is really responsible. Determined hunters pursue the ravenous horde through the Appalachians as other Tufa seek their own answers. Between literal beasts in the woods and figurative wolves in sheep's clothing, what truths will arise come spring?
Paddington and the magic trick, Michael Bond
Paddington is delighted to discover that the Browns are throwing him a birthday party. But when the magic trick he performs goes awry, Paddington needs something more than a tap of his wand to set things straight.
Paddington sets sail, Michael Bond
Paddington's first trip to the beach is a day to remember as he explores the sandy shore and is swept off on a grand adventure!
Paddington: the original story of the bear from Peru, Michael Bond
Paddington Bear first met the Brown family at a railway station — Paddington station, in fact. Without further ado, Mr and Mrs Brown promptly welcomed the adventurous bear into their family, and in honour of their meeting place they named him Paddington.
Heirs and graces, Rhys Bowen
As 35th in line for the throne, Lady Georgiana Rannoch may not be the most sophisticated young woman, but she knows her table manners. It's forks on the left, knives on the right - not in His Majesty's back? Here I am thinking the education I received at my posh Swiss finishing school would never come in handy. And while it hasn't landed me a job, or a husband, it has convinced Her Majesty the Queen and the Dowager Duchess to enlist my help. I have been entrusted with grooming Jack Altringham-the Duke's newly discovered heir fresh from the Outback of Australia-for high society.
Time of fog and fire, Rhys Bowen
Molly Murphy Sullivan's husband Daniel, a police captain in turn-of-the-century New York City, is in a precarious position. The new police commissioner wants him off the force altogether. So when Daniel's offered an assignment from John Wilkie, head of the secret service, he's eager to accept. Molly can't draw any details of the assignment out of him, even where he'll be working. Molly knows that if Daniel's turning to her rather than John Wilkie or his contacts in the police force, something must have gone terribly wrong. What can she do for him that the police can't Especially when she doesn't even know what his assignment is. Embarking on a cross-country journey with her young son, Molly can't fathom what's in store for her, but she knows it might be dangerous - in fact, it might put all of their lives at risk.
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. But too often our best efforts to attain them are built on destructive habits that sabotage us. In Four Seconds, Peter Bregman shows us how to replace negative patterns with energy boosting and productive behaviours. Four Seconds reveals: Why listening—not arguing—is the best strategy for changing someone's mind. Why setting goals can actually harm performance. How to use strategic disengagement to recover focus and willpower. How taking responsibility for someone else's failure can actually help your team. Practical and insightful, Four Seconds provides simple solutions to create the results you want without the stress.
The tropic of serpents: a memoir by Lady Trent, Marie Brennan
The thrilling adventure of Lady Trent continues in Marie Brennan's The Tropic of Serpents ... Attentive readers of Lady Trent's earlier memoir, A Natural History of Dragons, are already familiar with how a bookish and determined young woman named Isabella first set out on the historic course that would one day lead her to becoming the world's premier dragon naturalist.
The Sinking Admiral, Simon Brett
The Floating Admiral was the first of the Detection Club's collaborative novels, in which twelve of its members wrote a single novel. Eighty-five years later, fourteen members of the club have once again collaborated to produce The Sinking Admiral. 'The Admiral' is a pub in the Suffolk seaside village of Crabwell, The Admiral Byng. 'The Admiral' is also the nickname of its landlord, Geoffrey Horatio Fitzsimmons, as well as the name of the landlord's dinghy. None of them are as buoyant as they should be, for the pub is threatened with closure due to falling takings. Now, 85 years later, 14 of today's leading crime writers have repeated this unique game of literary consequences, producing an original, ebullient and archetypal whodunit that will keep readers guessing right up to what crime lovers insist on calling the denouement.
The best bear in all the world: a collection of four stories inspired by A.A. Milne & E.H. Shepard, Paul Bright, Brian Sibley, Jeanne Willis, Kate Saunders
Ninety years since Winnie-the-Pooh first stepped into the Forest, he's venturing back, in an entirely new collection of stories. Four highly acclaimed authors - Paul Bright, Brian Sibley, Kate Saunders and Jeanne Willis - will transport you to the Hundred Acre Wood where you will meet new companions and old friends in four delightful adventures. With decorations by Mark Burgess, inspired by E.H. Shepard's original illustrations, this authorised sequel reaffirms Winnie-the-Pooh as the best bear in all the world.
Strangers, Anita Brookner
Paul Sturgis is a retired bank manager who lives alone in a dark little flat. He walks alone and dines alone, seeking out and taking pleasure in small exchanges with strangers: the cheerful Australian girl who cuts his hair, the lady at the dry cleaners. His only relative - and only acquaintance - is a widowed cousin by marriage, herself a virtual stranger, to whom he pays ritualistic visits on a Sunday afternoon. But then a chance encounter with a stranger - a recently divorced and demanding younger woman - shakes up his routine.
Angel fire east, Terry Brooks
As a Knight of the Word, John Ross has struggled against the tireless dark forces of the Void for twenty-five years. A rootless wanderer scarred as deeply by the magic he wields as by the unspeakable horrors he has witnessed in its service, Ross is driven by dreams that show the world reduced to blood and ashes by the Void and its minions. The grim futures he dreams each night will come true unless he can stop them now, in the present. But for all his power, John Ross is only one man, while the demons he hunts—and which hunt him in turn—are legion. Then Ross learns of the birth of a gypsy morph, a rare and dangerous creature formed of wild magics spontaneously knit together. If he can discover its secret, the morph could be an invaluable weapon against the Void.
A Knight of the Word, Terry Brooks
A no-holds-barred battle between Good and Evil ...Eight centuries ago the first Knight of the Word was commissioned to combat the demonic evil of the Void. Now that daunting legacy has passed to John Ross—along with powerful magic and the knowledge that his actions are all that stand between a living hell and humanity's future. Then, after decades of service to the Word, an unspeakable act of violence shatters John Ross's weary faith. Haunted by guilt, he turns his back on his dread gift, settling down to build a normal life, untroubled by demons and nightmares. But a fallen Knight makes a tempting prize for the Void, which could bend the Knight's magic to its own evil ends.
Charlie and the war against the grannies, Alan Brough
My name is Charlie Ian Duncan. I will be 12 on 2 February. I have written this history of my war with the grannies because I need everyone to know that I didn't mean for Mrs Cyclopolos to blow up. I just wanted a paper round. When I say 'my war with the grannies', I really mean the war I waged alongside my best friend Hils, my second-best-friend Rashid, Peter the Iraqi who isn't afraid of anything (well apart from one thing), Warren and his magical bike TwelveSpeed and those crazy people we met underground. The grannies started it when I asked them about a paper round and they sprayed me in the face with rooster brand chilli sauce and made me think that I was dead. Hils and I decided to go to war with them. It's all true. Especially the bit about me not wanting anyone to blow up.
Rising strong as a spiritual practice, C Brené Brown
Brené 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.
Freedom's dawn, Ryk Brown
A ship under siege. A world on the brink of civil war. A distraught people seeking a new beginning. A battle-weary crew that can barely hold it together. Even a legend can use a little help from time to time. The crew of the Aurora, the Karuzari, and the Corinairans must find a way to work together, or else they may all perish.
The legend of Corinair, Ryk Brown
"A captain coming into his own ... A handful of refugees stranded on board ... A possible traitor in their midst ... A voyage into the territory of the very enemy that pursues them ... Sometimes legends become realities in unexpected ways. It seems that fate has the crew of the Aurora firmly in its clutches.
The rings of haven, Ryk Brown
A ship stranded halfway across the galaxy. A difficult and lengthy journey home. A homeworld in urgent need of their return. And now they are running out of food. The crew of the Aurora must now trust their new allies in order to survive. But their situation may be far more serious than they imagined. And their actions could have repercussions across the galaxy. Their journey home may just have gotten slightly more complicated.
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.
Notes from a small island ; Neither here nor there ; I'm a stranger here myself, Bill Bryson
Bryson brings his unique brand of humour to travel writing as he shoulders his backpack, keeps a tight hold on his wallet and heads for Europe. Travelling with Stephen Katz—also his wonderful sidekick in A Walk in the Woods—he wanders from Hammerfest in the far north, to Istanbul on the cusp of Asia. As he makes his way round this incredibly varied continent, he retraces his travels as a student twenty years before with caustic hilarity.
A short history of nearly everything: a journey through space and time, Bill Bryson
A Short History of Nearly Everything is Bill Bryson's quest to find out everything that has happened from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization - how we got from there, being nothing at all, to here, being us. His challenge is to take subjects that normally bore the pants off most of us, and see if there isn't some way to render them comprehensible to people who have never thought they could be interested in science. On his travels through time and space, Bill Bryson takes us with him on the ultimate eye-opening journey, and reveals the world in a way most of us have never seen it before.
The council of mirrors, Michael Buckley
Hoping to save their family and the citizens of Ferryport Landing from the evil plans of Mirror, Sabrina and Daphne Grimm seek counsel from the other magic mirrors, who advise them to join forces with the Scarlet Hand.
The Everafter War, Michael Buckley
After their parents awake from a sleeping spell, Daphne and Sabrina become caught in the middle of a war between the Scarlet Hand and Prince Charming's Everafter army and learn a shocking secret about a deadly enemy.
The fairy tale detectives, Michael Buckley
The recently orphaned Sisters Grimm find out from their Granny, who they thought was dead, that they're descendents of the legendary Brothers Grimm. Now they must take over the family responsibility of being fairy tale detectives in a town where fairy tales are real. Their first case: a giant is destroying the town and it may have something to do with a boy named Jack and a certain famous beanstalk.
The inside story, Michael Buckley
Picking up where the cliffhanger ending of book seven left off, this book follows Sabrina, Daphne, and Puck through the world of the Book of Everafter, where all the fairy tales are stored and enchanted characters can change their destinies. The girls (and Puck) must chase the Master through a series of stories, where they're willing to change what they need in order to save their baby brother. Soon, however, they are confronted by The Editor - the book's guardian - who, along with an army of tiny monsters known as Revisers, threatens the children with dire consequences if they don't stick to the stories. So they move from one legendary tale to the next doing their best to find the Master and stop his plan to steal and inhabit the child's body. Along the way they'll meet Alice, Mowgli, Jack the Giant Killer, Hansel and Gretel, and the Headless Horseman. But will they find their brother in time?
Magic and other misdemeanors, Michael Buckley
Fairy-tale detectives Sabrina and Daphne Grimm face their first case without Granny Relda's help when the future gets mixed up with the past in Ferryport Landing, and because some of the future does not look bright, Puck helps them try to make some changes.
Once upon a crime, Michael Buckley
When the fairy-tale detectives rush to New York City hoping to find an Everafter who can cure Puck, they trigger a chain of events that includes a murder mystery, and learn many new things about their mother who, along with their father, is still in an enchanted sleep.
The problem child, Michael Buckley
Sabrina and Daphne confront the menace behind the family's troubles, Little Red Riding Hood. After meeting their recently returned uncle Jake, the girls embark on a harrowing quest to reconstruct the mythical vorpal blade, the only weapon capable of killing Red's pet and bodyguard, the dreaded Jabberwocky.
Tales from the hood, Michael Buckley
When a kangaroo court of Everafters, led by Judge Mad Hatter, tries Mr. Canis for his past crimes as the Big Bad Wolf, the Grimms seek evidence to save their friend, although Sabrina questions whether he should be saved.
The unusual suspects, Michael Buckley
Although filled with anger over her parents' disappearance, eleven-year-old Sabrina Grimm - along with her grandmother, sister, and several fairy-tale characters - tries to discover who has killed her teacher.
On becoming babywise: giving your infant the gift of nighttime sleep, Robert Bucknam and Gary Ezzo
Distinguished pediatrician Dr Robert Bucknam, M.D. and co-author Gary Ezzo are two of the world's leading experts on baby sleep and feeding patterns. Millions of new mothers across the globe are coming toward this new brand at an increasing pace as they find and share the life changing success they are achieving with their newborns. This updated Anniversary edition celebrates 25 years with Bucknam and Ezzo's groundbreaking approach which has found favour with over six million parents in all 50 states and has been translated into 20 languages around the world.
Too Scot to handle, Grace Burrowes
Colin MacHugh, a former officer in Wellington's army, is thrust into polite society when his brother inherits a Scottish dukedom, though Colin dreads mingling in candlelit ballrooms while matchmakers take aim at his fortune and his freedom. He's also not very fond of the drink-gamble-swive-repeat lifestyle of his new gentlemen friends. So when offered the opportunity to join the board of directors at the local orphanage, he jumps at the chance to put his business acumen to use.
Abandon, Meg Cabot
A near-death experience, a horrible incident at school, and a move from Connecticut to Florida have turned seventeen-year-old Pierce's life upside-down, but when she needs him most John Hayden is always there, helping but reminding her of her visit to the Underworld.
Awaken, Meg Cabot
Seventeen-year-old Pierce Oliviera knew by accepting the love of John Hayden, she'd be forced to live forever in the Underworld. But now her happiness and safety are threatened because the Furies have discovered that John has broken one of their strictest rules, and the only way to fix the balance is for someone to die.
Size 14 is not fat either, Meg Cabot
Former pop star Heather Wells has settled nicely into her new life as assistant dorm director at New York College-a career that does not require her to drape her size 12 body in embarrassingly skimpy outfits. She can even cope (sort of) with her rocker ex-boyfriend's upcoming nuptials, which the press has dubbed The Celebrity Wedding of the Decade. But she's definitely having a hard time dealing with the situation in the dormitory kitchen-where a cheerleader has lost her head on the first day of the semester. And if she doesn't watch her step, Heather will soon be singing her swan song!
A war of gifts: an Ender story, Orson Scott Card
In a short novel set during Ender Wiggins's first years at Battle School, where it is forbidden to celebrate religious holidays, chaos erupts when older student Dink Meeker places a gift in another student's shoe on Sinterklaaus Day, a small act of rebellion that ignites a struggle between the students and staff and forces everyone to make a choice during the War over Santa Claus.
Royally matched, Emma Chase
Some men are born responsible, some men have responsibility thrust upon them. Henry John Edgar Thomas Pembrook, Prince of Wessco, just got the motherlode of all responsibility dumped in his regal lap. He's not handling it well. Hoping to help her grandson rise to the occasion, Queen Lenora agrees to give him "space"—but while the Queen's away, the Prince will play. After a chance meeting with an American television producer, Henry finally makes a decision all on his own: Welcome to Matched: Royal Edition. A reality TV dating game show featuring twenty of the world's most beautiful blue bloods, all gathered in the same castle. Only one will win the diamond tiara, only one will capture the handsome prince's heart. While Henry revels in the sexy, raunchy antics of the contestants as they fight for his affection, it's the quiet, bespectacled girl in the corner—with the voice of an angel and a body that would tempt a saint—who catches his eye.
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. Instead, she throws a pie in his face. Nicholas wants to find out if she tastes as good as her pie, and this heir apparent is used to getting what he wants. Dating a prince isn't what waitress Olivia Hammond ever imagined it would be. In the end, Nicholas has to decide who he is and, more importantly, who he wants to be: a King...or the man who gets to love Olivia forever.
The queen of the night, Alexander Chee
Lilliet Berne is a sensation, a legendary soprano with every accolade except an original role. When one is finally offered to her, she realises with alarm that the libretto is based on a hidden piece of her past. Only four could have betrayed her: one is dead, one loves her still, one wants only to own her. And one, she hopes, never thinks of her at all. As Lilliet mines her memories for clues, she recalls her life as an orphan who left the American frontier for Europe and was swept up into the glitzy, gritty world of Second Empire Paris. In order to survive, she transformed herself from circus rider to courtesan, from empress's maid to stage ingénue, all the while weaving a web of passion and intrigue.
Bad luck and trouble, Lee Child
The events of 9/11 changed Jack Reacher's drifter life in a practical way. In addition to his folding toothbrush, he now needs to carry photo ID to get around. Yet he is still as close to untraceable as a human being in America can get. So when a member of his old Army unit manages to get a message to him, he knows it has to be deadly serious. The Special Investigators always watched each other's backs. Now Reacher must put the old unit back together. Someone has killed one of them, and he can't let that go.
James Penney's new identity; Guy walks into a bar, Lee Child
James Penney's new identity: In the dry desert of Southern California, James Penney is laid off from the plant after seventeen loyal years of service. With the threat of the bank repossessing his treasured red Firebird, he goes on the run. But why are the cops so hot on his trail? And who is the tall military policeman, built like a weightlifter, who offers him a ride? Guy walks into a bar: Old habits die hard for Jack Reacher. He is always on the look-out for trouble. When he stops at a bar in lower Manhattan for a late night beer and some music, his eyes are drawn to a rich young Russian girl and her bodyguard. Is she in danger? Who are those two suspicious-looking guys sitting at separate tables, watching her?
Agatha Christie: 12 radio mysteries., Agatha Christie
12 BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations of short stories by the Queen of Crime. First broadcast in the early 2000s, the stories were adapted and brought up-to-date for a contemporary audience. Duration: 6 hours approx.
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. 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
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. When troublesome Scarlet mysteriously disappears from Rookwood School, terrifying Miss Fox invites her quiet twin sister Ivy to 'take her place'. Ivy reluctantly agrees in the hopes of finding out what happened to her missing sister. For only at Rookwood will Ivy be able to unlock the secrets of Scarlet's disappearance, through a scattered trail of diary pages carefully hidden all over the school. Can Ivy solve the mystery before Miss Fox suspects? Or before an even greater danger presents itself? The first in a mesmerising new series - perfect for fans of Holly Webb and Harry Potter and mysteries that demand to be solved!
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. 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.
The girls, Emma Cline
Northern California, during the violent end of the 1960s. At the start of summer, a lonely and thoughtful teenager, Evie Boyd, sees a group of girls in the park, and is immediately caught by their freedom, their careless dress, their dangerous aura of abandon. Soon, Evie is in thrall to Suzanne, a mesmerising older girl, and is drawn into the circle of a soon-to-be infamous cult and the man who is its charismatic leader. Hidden in the hills, their sprawling ranch is eerie and run down, but to Evie, it is exotic, thrilling, charged - a place where she feels desperate to be accepted. As she spends more time away from her mother and the rhythms of her daily life, and as her obsession with Suzanne intensifies, Evie does not realise she is coming closer and closer to unthinkable violence. An indelible portrait of girls, the women they become, and that moment in life when everything can go horribly wrong.
Armada: a novel, Ernest Cline
Zack Lightman has spent his life dreaming. Dreaming that the real world could be a little more like the countless science-fiction books, movies, and videogames he's spent his life consuming. Dreaming that one day, some fantastic, world-altering event will shatter the monotony of his humdrum existence and whisk him off on some grand space-faring adventure. But hey, there's nothing wrong with a little escapism, right? After all, Zack tells himself, he knows the difference between fantasy and reality. He knows that here in the real world, aimless teenage gamers with anger issues don't get chosen to save the universe. And then he sees the flying saucer.
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.
Artemis Fowl, Eoin Colfer
The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Artemis Fowl, the explosive first novel in Eoin Colfer's bestselling Artemis Fowl series. Read by the actor Gerry O'Brien. Twelve-year-old villain, Artemis Fowl, is the most ingenious criminal mastermind in history. His bold and daring plan is to hold a leprechaun to ransom. But he's taking on more than he bargained for when he kidnaps Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon (Lower Elements Police Reconnaissance Unit). For a start, leprechaun technology is more advanced than our own. Add to that the fact that Holly is a true heroine and that her senior officer Commander Root will stop at nothing to get her back and you've got the mother of all sieges brewing!
Artemis Fowl and the eternity code, Eoin Colfer
The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Artemis Fowl: The Eternity Code is the third book in the unbelievably brilliant Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer. Read by the actor Gerry O'Brien. Artemis Fowl is attempting to go straight. But there's always time for one last job. Artemis Fowl has created the most powerful new supercomputer known to man - using stolen technology from an elite race of underground fairies. And when the computer falls into the hands of an IT billionaire with a shady past and an alleged mob connection, Artemis is in deep trouble. The consequences for humans and fairies alike are deadly. Only one person, well, fairy, can help him now. If only Artemis Fowl wasn't the fairies' public enemy number one...'
Artemis Fowl and the lost colony, Eoin Colfer
The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Artemis Fowl and the Lost Colony, the fifth sensational book in the gripping Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer. Read by the actor Gerry O'Brien. Has criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl met his match? Until recently Artemis Fowl was the only human to have discovered that fairies do exist. But now a second juvenile genius wants to capture one for scientific study - and not just any old fairy. The newcomer intends to trap a demon, the most human-hating species unknown to man. Only an ancient time spell separates the demons from mankind - and Artemis must prevent it from unravelling. If he fails, the bloodthirsty tribe will re-launch their quest to wipe humans from the planet ... There can only be one winner in this battle of the demons. And it may not be Artemis Fowl.
Artemis Fowl and the time paradox, Eoin Colfer
The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Artemis Fowl and the Time Paradox, the sixth book in the criminally good Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer. Read by the actor Gerry O'Brien. Artemis Fowl is no stranger to trouble. In fact he's a magnet for it. Man-eating trolls, armed and dangerous (not to mention high-tech) fairies, flame-throwing goblins - he's seen the lot. He had decided to forego criminal activity of the more magical kind. However ... Now his mother is gravely ill. He must travel back through time to steal the cure from the clutches of the devious mastermind ... Artemis Fowl. That's right. With fairy ally Captain Holly Short by his side, Artemis is going back in time to do battle with his deadliest enemy yet. Himself.
Ed's funny feet, Eoin Colfer
The doctor says Ed needs 'correction shoes'. Disaster! Everybody will laugh at him. Ed uses every trick he can think of not to wear the shoes. He even tries DIY foot-straighteners! But it's no use. The shoes arrive. Ed opens the box, and the shoes are not as bad as he'd thought. They're worse!
The last legionnaire, Paul Fraser Collard
London, 1859. After years fighting for Queen and country, Jack Lark walks back into his mother's East End gin palace a changed man. Haunted by the horrors of battle, he longs for a life of his own. But the city has altered almost beyond recognition, and Jack cannot see a place for himself there. A desperate moment leaves him indebted to the Devil—intelligence officer Major John Ballard, who once again leads Jack to the battlefield with a task he can't refuse. Europe is about to go to war. Jack Lark will march with them.
The woman in white, Wilkie Collins
A lonely stretch of road on Hampstead Heath is the venue for Walter Hartright's midnight first encounter with a mysteriously distressed figure in white. As he helps the woman to escape from unnamed pursuers, he has little understanding of the way she will affect his future. At Limmeridge House, in Cumberland, Walter meets and falls in love with Laura, who strangely resembles the woman in white. She, however, is soon to marry the financially embarrassed Sir Percival Glyde. Events at Limmeridge take a surprising turn when Anne Catherick arrives, and Walter recognises her as the mystery figure. It appears that Anne's recent incarceration in a mental asylum was at the behest of Sir Percival, who is all too aware of the secret she holds. More than one life will be lost before Walter's mystery of the woman in white can be fully explained. A strong cast brings Wilkie Collins' tale to life in this BBC Radio 4 production, recorded on location at Beacon Hill, London in 2001
Atlantia, Allyson Braithwaite Condie
Can you hear Atlantia breathing? For as long as she can remember, Rio has dreamt of the sand and sky Above—of life beyond her underwater city of Atlantia. But in a single moment, all her plans for the future are thwarted when her twin sister, Bay, makes an unexpected decision, stranding Rio Below. Alone, ripped away from the last person who knew Rio's true self—and the powerful siren voice she has long hidden—she has nothing left to lose.
Crossed, Allyson Braithwaite Condie
Rules are different outside the Society. Chasing down an uncertain future, Cassia makes her way to the Outer Provinces in pursuit of Ky - taken by the Society to his certain death - only to find that he has escaped into the majestic, but treacherous, canyons. On this wild frontier are glimmers of a different life and the enthralling promise of rebellion. But even as Cassia sacrifices everything to reunite with Ky, ingenious surprises from Xander may change the game once again. Narrated from both Cassia's and Ky's points of view, this hotly anticipated sequel to Matched will take them both to the edge of Society, where nothing is as expected and crosses and double crosses make their path more twisted than ever. This title is the incredible sequel to acclamied international bestseller, "Matched".
Matched, Allyson Braithwaite Condie
On her seventeenth birthday, Cassia meets her Match. Society dictates he is her perfect partner for life. Except he's not. In Cassia's society, Officials decide who people love. How many children they have. Where they work. When they die. But, as Cassia finds herself falling in love with another boy, she is determined to make some choices of her own. And that's when her whole world begins to unravel.
Reached, Allyson Braithwaite Condie
After leaving the Society and desperately searching for each other and the Rising Cassia and Ky have found what the cure they were looking for, but at the cost of losing each other yet again. But nothing is as predicted, and all too soon the veil lifts and things shift once again.
Cruel winter, Sheila Connolly
Snow is a rarity in Maura Donovan's small village in County Cork, Ireland, so she wasn't sure what to expect when a major snowstorm rolled in around Sullivan's pub. But now she's stranded in a bar full of patrons—and a suspected killer in a long-ago murder. Maura's been in Ireland less than a year and hasn't heard about the decades-old unsolved crime that took place nearby, let alone the infamous suspect, Diane Caldwell. But the locals have, and they're not happy to be trapped with her. Diane, meanwhile, seeks to set the record straight, asserting her innocence after all this time. And since no one is going anywhere in the storm, Maura encourages Diane to share her side of the story, which she'd never had a chance to do in court. Over the next few hours, the informal court in Sullivan's reviews the facts and theories about the case—and comes to some surprising conclusions. But is it enough to convince the police to take a new look at an old case?
Defending the dead, Sheila Connolly
Abby Kimball has slowly accepted her recently discovered ability to see the dead, but none of the harmless sightings she's experienced could have prepared her for the startling apparition of a centuries-old courtroom scene-where she locks eyes with a wicked and gleeful accuser. Thrown back more than three hundred years, Abby realizes she's been plunged into a mystery that has fascinated people throughout American history: the Salem witch trials. With her boyfriend Ned at her side, Abby digs into the history of the events, researching the people and possible causes of that terrible time and her own connection to them - all the while going more deeply into her connection to Ned, both extraordinary and romantic.
Relatively dead, Sheila Connolly
Abby Kimball has just moved to New England with her boyfriend and is trying to settle in, but the experience is proving to be quite unsettling, to say the least. While on a tour of local historic homes, Abby witnesses a family scene that leaves her gasping for breath because the family has been dead for nearly a century. Another haunting episode follows, and another, until it seems to Abby that everything she touches is drawing her in, calling to her from the past.
Seeing the dead, Sheila Connolly
Ever since her first ghostly sighting, Abby Kimball has been trying to unravel the mystery of her newly discovered ability. So when she sees the apparition of a Revolutionary War soldier in the middle of the town green—just days before the annual Patriot's Day celebration, no less—she's determined to figure out her connection to the man. The ethereal soldier is not the only mystery in Abby's life. She's also trying to sort out her connection to Ned Newhall, the man who shares her ability and is playing a more serious romantic role in her life every day. But with plans for the celebration ramping up and her job becoming more chaotic by the minute, Abby's finding it hard to catch her breath, much less come to grips with all the new turns her life has taken. And when another eerie episode is followed by the appearance of a very curious young girl who seems wise beyond her years, Abby discovers she and Ned may have only scratched the surface of their special ability, and that Ned may hold the biggest surprise yet.
Watch for the dead, Sheila Connolly
Looking to take a break from busy home renovations, Abby and boyfriend Ned Newhall jump at the chance to vacation on Cape Cod. Not only do they plan to get away from the dust and grime, but since Abby has no known ancestors in the area, the trip promises to be free of the unsettling ghostly appearances that have darkened her recent days. Dreams of a relaxing vacation are soon dashed, however, when a storm blows in and brings with it a scene from the past more disturbing than any Abby has ever experienced. The long-dead woman who appears to Abby is someone she's met before, but this time her presence defies any explanation at all. Determined to unravel the mystery of the woman's recurring appearances,
An act of treason, Jack Coughlin with Donald A. Davis
Swanson and his beautiful girlfriend, CIA agent Lauren Carson, are on a mission in Pakistan when their world is turned inside out. Kyle is captured and thrown in prison. Lauren is accused of being a double agent. The one person they trust to help is the man who sent them on the black operation—Jim Hall, a legendary CIA agent, Kyle's sniper mentor, and Lauren's boss and former lover. But Hall has gone rogue. He is selling America's innermost secrets to a ruthless Pakistani warlord who wants to mold al-Qaeda into a legitimate political party, and secure a nuclear arsenal. For Jim Hall, his former protégé Swanson is the final obstacle. Success or failure pivots on whether Swanson can stop the old friend who trained him to be a shooter. From the streets of Washington to the Bavarian Alps, the two snipers stalk each other in a deadly hunt that has only one possible outcome.
Forces of nature, Brian Cox and Andrew Cohen
A breathtaking and beautiful exploration of our planet. This groundbreaking book, which accompanies the new BBC1 TV series, provides the deepest answers to the simplest questions. 'Why is the sky blue?' 'Why is the Earth round?' 'Why is every snowflake unique?' To answer these and many other questions, Professor Brian Cox will reveal some of the most extraordinary phenomena and events on Earth and in the Universe and beyond. Think you know our planet? Think again.
Eva's holiday, Judi Curtin
Eva Gordon likes fashion, fun and hanging out with friends, so she can't believe she is stuck all summer with Kate, who doesn't care about being cool. But when the girls have to pull together to solve a problem, Eva finds out that there's more to life than having the right hair or clothes and sometimes 'weird' girls can make the best friends.
Eva's journey, Judi Curtin
Rich, spoilt, high-maintenance Eva Gordon likes fancy, sophisticated things, so when her parents sell their holiday home and their expensive car, Eva can't understand why. But when Eva's dad loses his job and she has to move house and change schools, she realises life has changed for good. She's determined to hate her new life, until a chance visit to a fortune teller gives her the idea that doing good may help her to get her old life back. Eva (with the help of her friend Victoria) starts to help all around her, whether they want it or not! The story of Eva's Journey from spoilt princess to pretty cool girl.
Boy ; &, Going solo, Roald Dahl
Two new BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations of Roald Dahl's gripping autobiographical stories These two compelling adaptations, based on Roald Dahl's real-life tales of his boyhood and youthful overseas adventures, celebrate his remarkable life and commemorate his genius. Boy: Dahl's childhood was one of excitement, wonder, terror and sadness. From his fascination with the local sweetshop to the Great Mouse Plot, the horrors of boarding school, the obnoxious Boazers and his time as a chocolate taster for Cadbury's, we hear of the extraordinary events that shaped him and inspired his bestselling books. Going Solo: Setting sail for Africa on the SS Montola, aged 22, Dahl is plunged into an unfamiliar world of eccentric colonial characters. In Tanzania he enjoys life on the savannah, encountering lions and deadly mambas - but when World War II breaks out, and he must round up the Germans in Dar es Salaam, he experiences the brutality of war. As he leaves the bush behind and takes to the skies as an RAF pilot, many thrilling adventures and dangerous missions will ensue before he finally makes his way back home.
The address: a novel, Fiona Davis
A compelling novel about the thin lines between love and loss, success and ruin, passion and madness, all hidden behind the walls of The Dakota, New York City's most famous residence. After a failed apprenticeship, working her way up to head housekeeper of a posh London hotel is more than Sara Smythe ever thought she'd make of herself. But when a chance encounter with Theodore Camden, one of the architects of the grand New York apartment house The Dakota, leads to a job offer, her world is suddenly awash in possibility—no mean feat for a servant in 1884. The opportunity to move to America, where a person can rise above one's station. The opportunity to be the female manager of The Dakota, which promises to be the greatest apartment house in the world. And the opportunity to see more of Theo, who understands Sara like no one else.
Alexandria, Lindsey Davis
In Roman times, the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World held a deep fascination. Two of them were in Egypt: the Great Pyramid of Giza and the Lighthouse at Alexandria. Marcus Didius Falco's wife, Helena Justina, is determined to see them before her next confinement. Conveniently, Marcus has an uncle with a house in Alexandria. For this innocent reason (he says) they sail to Egypt. As soon as they arrive in Alexandria, a suspicious death occurs at the famous Great Library. The authorities rapidly hand Falco the investigation; he is, after all, the well-known informer from Rome and the Emperor Vespasian's fixer. He was one of the last to see the victim alive and, should the investigation fail, it is he who'll get the blame.
The God delusion, Richard Dawkins
The God Delusion caused a sensation when it was published in 2006. Within weeks it became the most hotly debated topic, with Dawkins himself branded as either saint or sinner for presenting his hard-hitting, impassioned rebuttal of religion of all types. His argument could hardly be more topical. While Europe is becoming increasingly secularized, the rise of religious fundamentalism, whether in the Middle East or Middle America, is dramatically and dangerously dividing opinion around the world. In America, and elsewhere, a vigorous dispute between 'intelligent design' and Darwinism is seriously undermining and restricting the teaching of science. In many countries religious dogma from medieval times still serves to abuse basic human rights such as women's and gay rights. And all from a belief in a God whose existence lacks evidence of any kind. Dawkins attacks God in all his forms. He eviscerates the major arguments for religion and demonstrates the supreme improbability of a supreme being.
The viceroy's daughters: the lives of the Curzon sisters, Anne De Courcy
The three Curzon sisters-Irene, Cynthia (Cimmie) who married Sir Oswald Mosley, and Alexandra (Baba)-were at the heart of the fast and glittering world of the '20s and '30s. The sisters saw British fascism from behind the scenes and had an equally intimate view of the arrival of Wallis Simpson and the marriage and life of the Windsors. Based on unpublished letters and diaries, this is a wonderfully revealing portrait of British upper-class life during the first half of the 20th century.
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. Other than his loyal partner Brigadier Maione he has no friends. 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 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. Commissario Ricciardi is the undisputed wizard of Neapolitan crime scenes. He solves every crime with an uncanny swiftness that leaves his colleagues dumbfounded. Indeed, there are those who think his abilities are the work of the devil, an unnatural and ungodly gift to be exorcised. And maybe they're right. Ricciardi sees the dead; he sees and hears the final moments in the lives of those who have suffered violent deaths. It may be a talent, or it may be a curse, but it is nonetheless a kind of black magic. Sometimes, however, even black magic isn't enough.
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. The duchess' connections to Neapolitan privileged social circles and the local Fascist elite make the case a powder keg waiting to blow.
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. Arrogant and bad-tempered, Vezzi was hated by many. But with the livelihoods of the opera at stake, who would have committed such a callous act? Ricciardi and his loyal colleague Maione are determined to discover the truth, but Ricciardi carries a secret of his own. Will it help him solve this murder?
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. Her last client swears that he left her alive and well. But when her next client arrived, he found her dead. Who killed her and why?
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. Hilarious, irreverent, and heartfelt, All Over the Place chronicles the years Geraldine spent travelling the world after getting laid off from a job she loved.
The silent inheritance, Joy Dettman
Sarah Carter, mother of twelve-year-old Marni, is raising her daughter alone in a small granny flat in suburban Melbourne. A serial killer, dubbed 'The Freeway Killer', is headline news and when Marni's classmate is abducted from the mall where Sarah and Marni shop, their city no longer feels safe. Detective Ross Hunter's investigation into the abduction leads him to dead ends - until an unrelated incident sends him to the door of Freddy Adam-Jones, an unscrupulous barrister, who is guarding a secret that could ruin his life. When an unexpected windfall changes the lives of Sarah and Marni, their sudden wealth opens doors long closed, and threatens to cast light on history better left buried. What might Sarah's past reveal? What is her connection to Freddy? And can Detective Ross Hunter discover the link in time to save a young girl's life?
Change of heart, Jude Deveraux
Two childhood playmates grow into more than just friends in #1 New York Times bestselling author Jude Deveraux's full-length romantic novel based on her short story of the same name. In the hugely popular, New York Times bestseller A Holiday of Love, Jude Deveraux wrote a novella about two kids playing matchmakers—Eli and Chelsea, best friends who were determined to find true love for Eli's bighearted mother. But what happens when these ambitious children grow up? What exactly made Eli's mother, Miranda, fall in love with Frank all those years ago? And how does that affect their future together? Change of Heart is an unforgettable addition to Deveraux's classic bestselling novels.
The Father Paolo Baldi mysteries. Complete series 1, Barry Devlin and Mark Holloway
On sabbatical from the Franciscan order, Father Paolo Baldi is working as a philosophy lecturer in Dublin when his life takes an unexpected turn and he finds himself helping the police to solve crimes. In this first series, Father Paolo Baldi and his accomplice Tina investigate a string of mysterious crimes, including a murder at an Italian chip shop, the killing of a leading academic and a girl who falls victim to a devil-worshipping cult. Follow the priest-cum-sleuth's thrilling adventures as he solves mysteries throughout Ireland. The episodes included are: The Prodigal Son, Keepers of the Flame, Miss Lonelyhearts, The Emerald Style, Death Cap and Devil Take the Hindmost.
The Father Paolo Baldi mysteries. Complete series 2, Barry Devlin
On sabbatical from the Franciscan order, Father Paolo Baldi is working as a philosophy lecturer in Dublin when his life takes an unexpected turn and he finds himself helping the police to solve crimes. In his second series, Father Baldi investigates a string of curious murders. Along with Tina, Paolo follows a killing in a castle at a celebrity wedding, a high-profile case of a police officer's murder and enters the world of romantic poetry to solve a suspected suicide. Follow the priest-cum-sleuth's thrilling adventures as he uncovers mysteries throughout Ireland. Includes the following episodes: Three in One, Twilight of a God, Schecter's Knot, Not for Life, Scratching the Surface and Early Retirement.
The Father Paolo Baldi mysteries. Complete series 3, Barry Devlin
On sabbatical from the Franciscan order, Father Paolo Baldi is working as a philosophy lecturer in Dublin when his life takes an unexpected turn and he finds himself helping the police to solve crimes. Returning for his third series, Father Baldi investigates a string of curious murders. Along with Tina, Paolo discovers foul-play among a group of horticultural experts, a murder at a classical music concert and bad sportsmanship at a charity cricket match. Follow the priest-cum-sleuth's thrilling adventures as he solves mysteries throughout Ireland. The episodes included are: Tempus Fugit, The Bookcase, The Sick Rose, Settling Scores, The Dig and The Far Pavilions.
The early stories of Philip K. Dick, Philip K Dick
Every legend has a beginning. Here, Dreamscape Media presents a collection of short stories penned by Philip K. Dick early in his masterful and legendary writing career. Stories include: Beyond Lies the Wub; Beyond the Door; The Hanging Stranger; Mr. Spaceship; The Gun; Tony and the Beetles; The Eyes Have It; The Variable Man; Second Variety; The Skull; The Crystal Crypt; Piper in the Woods; The Defenders.
Charles Dickens, the BBC radio drama collection. Volume 1., Charles Dickens
"Powerful full-cast radio dramatisations of four of Charles Dickens' most famous novels. Charles Dickens is one of the most renowned novelists of all time, and this first volume of the dramatised canon of his work includes four of his best-loved stories." —Publisher's description.
The giants and the Joneses, Julia Donaldson
She throws a bimple over the edge of Groil, and overnight it sprouts into a bimplestonk. Down she climbs into the land of the iggly plops, where she discovers Colette, Poppy, and Stephen.
The dark flood rises, Margaret Drabble
Francesca Stubbs holds our hand as we take a walk through old age and death. Fran brings us to drinks with her dear friends, dropping off mouth-watering suppers for Claude, her ex-husband, warm and cosy in his infirmity. She visits her daughter, Poppet, holed up as the waters rise in a sodden West Country, and texts her son Christopher in Lanzarote, as he deals with the estate of his shockingly deceased girlfriend. The questions of what constitutes a good death and how we understand it preoccupy this glittering novel.
The birds & other stories, Daphne Du Maurier
A classic of alienation and horror, The Birds was immortalised by Hitchcock in his celebrated film. The five other chilling stories in this collection echo a sense of dislocation and mock man's dominance over the natural world. The mountain paradise of 'Monte Verité' promises immortality, but at a terrible price; a neglected wife haunts her husband in the form of an apple tree; a professional photographer steps out from behind the camera and into his subject's life; a date with a cinema usherette leads to a walk in the cemetery; and a jealous father finds a remedy when three's a crowd.
My cousin Rachel, Daphne Du Maurier
Orphaned at an early age, Philip Ashley is raised by his benevolent older cousin, Ambrose. Resolutely single, Ambrose delights in Philip as his heir, a man who will love his grand home as much as he does himself. But the cosy world the two construct is shattered when Ambrose sets off on a trip to Florence. There he falls in love and marries - and there he dies suddenly. Jealous of his marriage, racked by suspicion at the hints in Ambrose's letters, and grief-stricken by his death, Philip prepares to meet his cousin's widow with hatred in his heart. Despite himself, Philip is drawn to this beautiful, sophisticated, mysterious Rachel like a moth to the flame. And yet ... might she have had a hand in Ambrose's death?
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.
Grit: the power of passion and perserverance, Angela Duckworth
Talent counts, but effort counts twice ... In this must-read book for anyone striving to succeed, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows parents, educators, athletes, students and business people - both seasoned and new - that the secret to understanding achievement is not talent but a special blend of passion and persistence she calls 'grit'. Based on cutting-edge research, interviews with high achievers and her own powerful story, she shows how our inclination to revere natural talent is misguided and explains why, in terms of achievement, the effort we put in counts for far more. Duckworth then presents a new formula for grit for outstanding individual and collective success, showing that grit is something that can be cultivated and learned both in ourselves and in others, including children. Winning personal, insightful and even life-changing, Grit is a book about what goes through your head when you fall down, and how that - not talent or luck - makes all the difference.
The power of habit: why we do what we do, and how to change, Charles Duhigg
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. So when she hears that one of the locals, Mark Baker, is leading a team of enthusiastic volunteers to restore the castle, she is thrilled. However, after disagreements over how the work should proceed break out, the body of an overbearing volunteer is discovered and Mark is implicated. Convinced that he is innocent, Penny asks Gareth Davies, a recent retiree from the North Wales Police Service, to join her investigation. However, it is surprisingly not Gareth who finds the most important clue: while examining the estate's watercolors, Penny discovers that 90-year-old paintings might hold the key.
The city of Ember, Jeanne DuPrau
In the year 241, twelve-year-old Lina trades jobs on Assignment Day to be a Messenger to run to new places in her decaying but beloved city, perhaps even to glimpse Unknown Regions.
The diamond of Darkhold, Jeanne DuPrau
When a roamer trades them an ancient book with only a few pages remaining, Lina and Doon return to Ember to seek the machine the book seems to describe in hopes that it will get their new community, Sparks, through the winter.
The people of Sparks, Jeanne DuPrau
Having escaped to the Unknown Regions, Lina and the others seek help from the village people of Sparks.
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.
A tale of three kings: a study in brokenness, Gene Edwards
Using Old Testaments examples of Saul, David and Absalom, Gene Edwards provides mediations to counsel those Christians who are devastated by authoritarian movements.
A dab of Dickens. Vol. 3, A whiff of Wilde, a pinch of Poe, and a frisson of Frost., Elliot Engel
They are icons of the literary world whose soaring works have been discussed and analyzed in countless classrooms, homes, and pubs. Yet for most readers, the living, breathing human beings behind the classics have remained unknown—until now. In this utterly captivating book, Dr. Elliot Engel, a leading authority on the lives of great authors, illuminates the fascinating and flawed members of literature's elite. In lieu of stuffy biographical sketches, Engel provides fascinating anecdotes. You'll never look at these literary giants the same way again.
The art of cycling, Cadel Evans
The much-anticipated autobiography of the greatest Australian cyclist of all time. Famous in the sport for his meticulous preparation and an athlete who prided himself on his ability to leave it all on the road, Evans writes about the triumphs, the frustrations, the training, the preparation, the psychology of the sport, his contemporaries, the legends and his enduring love of cycling. A riveting and forensic account of his life on the bike - from his beginnings as the youngest winner of a World Cup in mountain biking to the oldest post-War winner of the Tour de France. One of only four cyclists in the world to have finished on the podium of all three Grand Tours (the Tour de France, Giro d'Italia and Vuelta a Espana) as well as winning the UCI Road World Championship, Cadel's autobiography is a tribute to a once-in-a-lifetime sporting talent.
Burials, Mary Anna Evans
Faye Longchamp-Mantooth, who runs a small archaeological consulting firm, is in Oklahoma so she and Joe can join his father, Sly Mantooth, in dispersing his mother's ashes. While there, Faye is serving as archaeology consultant on the reopening of a site closed down decades before when an archaeologist disappeared. The Muscogee Creek Nation intends to create a park, if nothing sacred lies in the soil. But the bones that emerge as the backhoe does it work prove to be those of Dr. Sophia Townsend, killed by a blow to the head. Now tribal police hire Faye to investigate. In so doing, Faye learns that Sly Mantooth knows more about the dead woman than he has admitted. Sophia Townsend had possessed a forceful sexual magnetism that she didn't hesitate to use to manipulate everyone around her, breaking hearts and destroying marriages.
Isolation, Mary Anna Evans
Archaeologist Faye Longchamp-Mantooth has dug herself a deep hole, and she can't make her way out of it. As she struggles to recover from a shattering personal loss, she sees that everyone she loves is trying to reach out to her. If only she could reach back. Instead she's out digging holes all over her home, the Florida island of Joyeuse. In their old plantation home, Joe Wolf Mantooth is surrounded by family—Faye, the wife he loves; their toddler son he adores; and his father, who hasn't gotten around to telling Joe how long he's been out of prison or how he got there—yet Joe has never felt so helpless or alone. Then a close friend at the local marina is brutally murdered, the first in a string of crimes against women that rocks Micco County.
Bill's new frock ; &, The country pancake, Anne Fine
Bill's New Frock: One Monday morning, Bill Simpson wakes up to find he is a girl! Forced off to school in a frilly pink dress, Bill discovers one of the worst, most baffling days of his life is about to begin. The Country Pancake: The children of Wallisdean Park School can't believe their luck when the angelic Miss Mirabelle arrives. In order to save her from the fearsome Mrs Spicer, Lance comes up with the most original fund-raising idea ever...and all because of Flossie, who makes the best country pancakes.
Flour babies, Anne Fine
When the annual school science fair comes round, Mr Cartright's class don't get to work on the Soap Factory, the Maggot Farm, or the Exploding Custard Tins. To their intense disgust they get the Flour Babies - sweet little six-pound bags of flour that must be cared for at all times. Young Simon Martin, a committed hooligan, approaches the task with little enthusiasm. But, as the days pass, he not only grows fond of his flour baby, he also comes to learn more than he ever could have imagined about the pressures and strains of being a parent. Flour Babies won the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Children's Book of the Year.
Goggle eyes, Anne Fine
Helly Johnston is miserable. Her mother is thinking of marrying again but Helly doesn't want a stepfather, certainly not this one. She sobs her way out of the classroom all the way down to the cloakroom and the depths of despondency. There, forceful Kitty Killin comes to the rescue. Kitty's not known for sensitivity or tact but she's been through it all herself - her mother married the silver-haired, chocolate-bearing, goggle-eyed Gerald.
The battle of Hackham Heath, John (John Anthony) Flanagan
When the former Baron Morgarath escaped to avoid punishment for treason, an uneasy peace fell on Araluen. But the Rangers know Morgarath will be planning his next move, and there are rumours he has recruited an army of savage, inhuman creatures. Newly crowned King Duncan must prepare for war. Halt prepares for a seemingly impossible task - climbing the deadly cliffs of the Mountains of Rain and Night and venturing deep into enemy territory to spy on Morgarath. Meanwhile, Crowley must ensure the Queen's safety as she undertakes her own perilous journey for the sake of her unborn child. At the Battle of Hackham Heath, the fate of a Kingdom will be decided. The origin story of how Halt came to be Araluen's most famous Ranger - and how war will decide the future of the next generation - will thrill Ranger's Apprentice fans and new readers alike.
The Christmasaurus, Tom Fletcher
The Christmasaurus is a story about a boy named William Trundle, and a dinosaur, the Christmasaurus. It's about how they meet one Christmas Eve and have a magical adventure. It's about friendship and families, sleigh bells and Santa, singing elves and flying reindeer, music and magic. It's about discovering your heart's true desire, and learning that the impossible might just be possible ...
Sometimes amazing things happen: heartbreak and hope on the Bellevue Hospital psychiatric prison ward, Elizabeth (Elizabeth B) Ford
Elizabeth Ford went through medical school unsure of where she belonged. It wasn't until she did her psychiatry rotation that she found her calling—to care for one of the most vulnerable populations of mentally ill people, the inmates of New York City's jails, including Rikers Island, who are so sick that they are sent to the Bellevue Hospital Prison Ward for care. These men were broken, without resources or support, and very ill. They could be violent, unpredictable, but they could also be funny and tender and needy. Ford brings humour, grace, and humanity to the lives of the patients in her care and in beautifully rendered prose illuminates the inner workings (and failings) of our mental health and criminal justice systems.
The killing grounds, Jack Ford
Ex-US Navy-turned-investigator Thomas J. Cooper is tortured by the past. A deadly fight with Somali pirates and a tragic accident at sea have left him struggling with PTSD and an addiction to prescription drugs. When he and his colleague Maddie return to the Democratic Republic of Congo to investigate the mysterious disappearance of a plane, what they find is far more sinister and dangerous.
Just one day, Gayle Forman
When sheltered American good girl Allyson "LuLu" Healey first meets laid-back Dutch actor Willem De Ruiter at an underground performance of Twelfth Night in England, there's an undeniable spark. After just one day together, that spark bursts into a flame, or so it seems to Allyson, until the following morning, when she wakes up after a whirlwind day in Paris to discover that Willem has left. Over the next year, Allyson embarks on a journey to come to terms with the narrow confines of her life, and through Shakespeare, travel, and a quest for her almost-true-love, to break free of those confines.
Just one year, Gayle Forman
Twenty-four hours can change your life... Allyson and Willem share one magical day together in Paris, before chance rips them apart. The romantic, emotional companion to Just One Day, this is a story of the choices we make and the accidents life throws at us. But is one day enough to find your fate?
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. And three years he's spent wondering why. When their paths cross again in New York, Adam and Mia are brought back together for one life-changing night.
The little elephant who wants to fall asleep: a new way of getting children to sleep, Carl-Johan Forssen Ehrlin and Sydney Hanson
Your child joins Ellen the Elephant on a journey through a magical forest that leads to sleep. Along the way, children meet different fantastical characters and have calming experiences that will help your child to relax and slip into slumber quickly. The story works perfectly for either naptime or bedtime. Children will love switching between stories about both Roger the Rabbit (The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep) and Ellen the Elephant (The Little Elephant Who Wants to Fall Asleep), and parents will appreciate the diverse ways each character will help their loved ones fall asleep quickly and easily. This soothing audiobook edition contains a choice of male or female narrator.
Worth the wait, Lori Foster
Ready or not...love will find a way. Single dad Hogan Guthrie is getting his life back on track, and working as the "barbecue master" at a local diner is just a temporary detour. He and restaurant owner Violet Shaw constantly butt heads. Until one night they end up mingling other parts instead. Hogan thought he had the recipe for happiness all figured out. But loyal, carefree Violet is daring him to trust his impulses, and see just how sweet small-town living-and loving-can be.
The great quake: how the biggest earthquake in North America changed our understanding of the planet , Henry Fountain
In the bestselling tradition of Erik Larson's Isaac's Storm, The Great Quake is a riveting narrative about the biggest earthquake in North American recorded history—the 1964 Alaska earthquake that demolished the city of Valdez and swept away the island village of Chenega—and the geologist who hunted for clues to explain how and why it took place. At 5:36 p.m. on March 27, 1964, a magnitude 9.2. earthquake - the second most powerful in world history - struck the young state of Alaska. The violent shaking, followed by massive tsunamis, devastated the southern half of the state and killed more than 130 people. A day later, George Plafker, a geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, arrived to investigate. His fascinating scientific detective work in the months that followed helped confirm the then-controversial theory of plate tectonics. With deep, on-the-ground reporting from Alaska, often in the company of George Plafker, Fountain shows how the earthquake left its mark on the land and its people—and on science.
Dead heat, Dick Francis and Felix Francis
Max Moreton is a rising culinary star, until nearly all the guests who enjoyed one of his meals at a private catered affair fall victim to severe food poisoning. At his next obligation, an exclusive luncheon for forty in the glass-fronted private boxes at the 2,000 Guineas, a bomb blast rips through the private boxes, killing some of Max's trusted staff and many of the guests. Two close calls are too close for comfort, and Max vows to protect his name, and himself, before it's too late.
Triple crown, Felix Francis
The richest prize in racing. The perfect motive to commit a crime ... Jeff Hinkley, a British Horseracing Authority investigator, has been seconded to the US Federal Anti-Corruption in Sports Agency (FACSA) where he has been asked to find a mole in their organisation, an informant who is passing on confidential information to fix races. Jeff goes in search of answers, taking on an undercover role as a groom on the backstretch at Belmont Park racetrack in New York. But he discovers far more than he was bargaining for, finding himself as the meat in the sandwich between FACSA and corrupt individuals who will stop at nothing, including murder, to capture the most elusive and lucrative prize in the world - the Triple Crown.
This is how it always is: a novel, Laurie Frankel
This is how a family keeps a secret...and how that secret ends up keeping them. This is how a family lives happily ever after...until happily ever after becomes complicated. This is how children change...and then change the world. When Rosie and Penn and their four boys welcome the newest member of their family, no one is surprised it's another baby boy. At least their large, loving, chaotic family knows what to expect. But Claude is not like his brothers. One day he puts on a dress and refuses to take it off. He wants to bring a purse to kindergarten. He wants hair long enough to sit on. When he grows up, Claude says, he wants to be a girl. Rosie and Penn aren't panicked at first. Kids go through phases, after all, and make-believe is fun. But soon the entire family is keeping Claude's secret. Until one day it explodes.
More fool me: a memoir, Stephen Fry
Following on from his hugely successful first book, The Fry Chronicles, comes the second chapter in Stephen Fry's life. This unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of More Fool Me is read by Stephen Fry himself.
Paperweight. Volume 1, Stephen Fry
A hilarious collection of the many articles written by Stephen Fry for magazines, newspapers and radio. It includes selected wireless essays of Donald Trefusis, the ageing professor of philology brought to life in Fry's novel The Liar, and the best of Fry's weekly column for the Daily Telegraph.
Paperweight. Volume 2, Stephen Fry
A hilarious collection of the many articles written by Stephen Fry for magazines, newspapers and radio. It includes selected wireless essays of Donald Trefusis, the ageing professor of philology brought to life in Fry's novel The Liar, and the best of Fry's weekly column for the Daily Telegraph.
Fearless, Cornelia Caroline Funke
Jacob Reckless has only a few months left to live. He's tried everything to shake the Fairy curse that traded his life for his brother's—legends such as the All-Healing Apple, the Well of Eternal Youth, the blood of a northern Djinn. And yet hope after hope is extinguished. After months of fruitless searching, Jacob journeys through his father's mirror one final time to deliver the bad news to Fox. But there they hear of one last possibility—an item so legendary that not even Mirrorworlders believe it exists: a crossbow that can kill thousands, or heal one, when shot through the heart. But a Goyl treasure hunter is also searching for the prized crossbow. Jacob must find it first—and somehow convince Fox to do whatever it takes to save him.
Beautiful chaos, Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
Swarms of locusts, record-breaking heat, and devastating storms ravage Gatlin as Ethan and Lena struggle to understand and control the impact of Lena's claiming, which is even causing her family members' abilities to dangerously misfire.
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.
iWar: war and peace in the information age, Bill Gertz
America is at war, but most of its citizens don't know it. Covert information warfare is being waged by world powers, rogue states—such as Russia, China, Iran, and North Korea—and even terrorist groups like ISIS. This conflict has been designed to defeat and ultimately destroy the United States. This new type of warfare is part of the Information Age that has come to dominate our lives. In iWar, Bill Gertz describes how technology has completely revolutionized modern warfare, how the Obama administration failed to meet this challenge, and what we can and must do to catch up and triumph over this timely and important struggle.
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. But now that she's back at Firefly Lake to sell her mother's cottage, the overwhelming flood of memories reminds her of what she's been missing.
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. Only the continuation of the family ideal can make things right. But Nesta isn't so sure. And for Frankie, Daniel offers hope of a safe and secure future. But all three women are carrying secrets that they've kept hidden even from those closest to them. Secrets that might even threaten a life.
Time travel: a history, James Gleick
From the acclaimed author of The Information and Chaos, here is a mind-bending exploration of time travel: its subversive origins, its evolution in literature and science, and its influence on our understanding of time itself. The story begins at the turn of the previous century, with the young H. G. Wells writing and rewriting the fantastic tale that became his first book and an international sensation: The Time Machine. It was an era when a host of forces were converging to transmute the human understanding of time, some philosophical and some technological: the electric telegraph, the steam railroad, the discovery of buried civilizations, and the perfection of clocks. James Gleick tracks the evolution of time travel as an idea that becomes part of contemporary culture—from Marcel Proust to Doctor Who, from Jorge Luis Borges to Woody Allen. He investigates the inevitable looping paradoxes and examines the porous boundary between pulp fiction and modern physics. Finally, he delves into a temporal shift that is unsettling our own moment: the instantaneous wired world, with its all-consuming present and vanishing future.
Snot chocolate, Morris Gleitzman
Very Yummy Stories. Stop your mum picking her nose, read the secret diary of a dog, catch a bus and then let it go, discover how one slice of toast can make you the most popular person in school, start wearing a crown and give up eating pig-nostril gruel, use a wrecking ball to defeat a bully, show your big sister the very scary secret in your wardrobe, unleash the awesome power of chips, live in a house that gets wiped clean more often than a bottom. Funny stories from a favourite Australian author.
Memoirs of a geisha, Arthur Golden
The extraordinary tale of Sayuri, a young girl who grows up to become an acclaimed geisha, it spans a quarter of a century, from 1929 to the post-war years of Japan's dramatic history, and opens a window onto a half-hidden world of eroticism and enchantment, exploitation and degradation.
The chalk artist: a novel, Allegra Goodman
Collin James is young, creative, and unhappy. A college dropout, he waits tables and spends his free time beautifying the streets of Cambridge, Massachusetts, with his medium of choice: chalk. Collin's art captivates passersby with its vibrant colours and intricate lines—until the moment he wipes it all away. Nothing in Collin's life is meant to last. Then he meets Nina. The daughter of a tech mogul who is revolutionizing virtual reality, Nina Lazare is trying to give back as a high school teacher—but her students won't listen to her. When Collin enters her world, he inspires her to think bigger. Nina wants to return the favour—even if it means losing him. Against this poignant backdrop, Allegra Goodman paints a tableau of students, neighbours, and colleagues: Diana, a teenage girl trying to make herself invisible; her twin brother, Aidan, who's addicted to the games produced by Nina's father; and Daphne, a viral-marketing trickster who unites them all, for better or worse. Wise, warm, and enchanting, The Chalk Artist is both a finely rendered portrait of modern love and a celebration of all the realms we inhabit: real and imagined, visual and virtual, seemingly independent yet hopelessly tangled.
A million worlds with you, 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. Now she has learned that the evil Triad Corporation plans to destroy hundreds of universes, using their ultimate weapon: another dimension's Marguerite who is wicked, psychologically twisted, and always one step ahead. Even though her boyfriend Paul has always been at Marguerite's side, the Triad's last attack has left him a changed man, and he may never be the same again. Marguerite alone must stop Triad and prevent the destruction of the multiverse. It's a battle of the Marguerites... and only one can win. In the epic conclusion to the sweeping series that kicked off with A Thousand Pieces of You, fate and family will be questioned, loves will be won and lost, and the multiverse will be forever changed.
The ice beneath her, Camilla Grebe
A young woman is found beheaded in a business tycoon's marble-lined hallway. Jesper Orre, the scandal-ridden CEO of the retail chain Clothes&More, has vanished. Who is the dead woman? And who is the brutal killer who wielded the machete? Rewind two months to meet Emma Bohman, a sales assistant for Clothes&More, whose life is turned upside down by a chance encounter with Jesper Orre. Insisting that their love affair is kept secret, he shakes Emma's world a second time when he suddenly leaves her with no explanation. As frightening things begin to happen to Emma, she suspects Jesper is responsible. But why does he want to hurt her? And how far would he go to silence his secret lover?
The captain and the enemy, Graham Greene
A young boy, Victor, is collected from school by a stranger in a bowler hat - the stranger says he has won Victor in a game of backgammon with Victor's father. The stranger, known as the Captain, takes Victor to live with the sweet but withdrawn Lisa, where he serves as her conduit to the outside world.
Stamboul train, Graham Greene
Published in 1932, this spy thriller unfolds aboard the Orient Express as it crosses Europe from Ostend to Constantinople. Weaving a web of subterfuge, murder and politics along the way, it focuses upon the disturbing relationship between Myatt, the pragmatic Jew, and chorus girl, Coral Musker.
The other queen, Philippa Gregory
Mary, Queen of Scots, fights to regain her kingdom whilst under the guard of Queen Elizabeth's trusted accomplice, Bess of Hardwick. Mary is Queen of Scotland but she has been forced to flee her land and take refuge in an England that is ruled by her cousin Elizabeth. But England, precarious in its Protestant state, set against the mighty powers of Spain, France and Rome, doesn't need a charismatic Catholic figurehead at large. So Elizabeth's chief advisor, Cecil, devises a plan in which Mary will live under guard with his trusted accomplice: Bess of Hardwick. Bess is a self-made woman, a shrewd survivor. She is newly married to her fourth and most distinguished husband, the Earl of Shrewsbury. But what marriage can withstand the charms of Mary? Or the threat of rebellion that she always carries? Mary must wait in her privileged imprisonment for the return to Scotland and her infant son; but waiting is not the same as doing nothing.
The Queen's fool, Philippa Gregory
A novel set in the Tudor court, as the rivalry between Queen Mary and her half-sister Elizabeth is played out against a background of betrayal and passion. The rivalry of the daughters of Henry VIII, Mary Tudor and Elizabeth, mirrors that of their mothers, Katherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn.
A respectable trade, Philippa Gregory
Bristol in 1787 is booming, a city where power beckons those who dare to take risks. Josiah Cole, a small dockside trader, is prepared to gamble everything to join the big players of the city. But he needs capital and a well-connected wife. Marriage to Frances Scott is a mutually convenient solution. Trading her social contacts for Josiah's protection, Frances finds her life and fortune dependent on the respectable trade of sugar, rum, and slaves. Into her new world comes Mehuru, once a priest in the ancient African kingdom of Yoruba, now a slave in England. From opposite ends of the earth, despite the difference in status, Mehuru and Frances confront each other and their need for love and liberty.
The virgin's lover, Philippa Gregory
Elizabeth I has acceded to the throne of England, a position she has waited and schemed for all her life. She is surrounded by advisers, all convinced that a young woman cannot form political judgements. Elizabeth feels that she can rely on just one man: her oldest friend, Robert Dudley. It is soon plain that he is more than merely a friend. In a house in the countryside waits a very different woman, Amy Robsart — Robert's wife. She has no taste for life at court and longs for the day when her husband will return home. She has loved him since she was a girl, but now they are adults she hardly sees him. Meanwhile, the pressure grows for Elizabeth to marry, for it is unthinkable that a queen should rule on her own. Elizabeth's preference is clear, but he is unavailable. But what if the unthinkable were to happen.
The heart of Henry Quantum, Pepper Harding
Henry Quantum has several thoughts going through his head at any given time, so it's no surprise when he forgets something very important - specifically, a Christmas gift for his wife, which he realises on the morning of December 23. Henry sets off that day in search of the perfect present for her: a bottle of Chanel No. 5 perfume. But much like Henry's ever-wandering mind, his quest takes him in different and unexpected directions, including running into the former love of his life, Daisy. His wife, meanwhile, unhappy in her marriage, is hiding a secret of her own. And Daisy, who has made the unsettling choice of leaving her husband to strike out on her own, finds herself questioning whether she and Henry belong together after all.
The runaway midwife, Patricia Harman
From the USA Today bestselling author of the Hope River series comes a new contemporary midwife novel. Say "goodbye" to your old life, and "hello" to the life you've been waiting for...Midwife Clara Perry is accustomed to comforting her pregnant patients...calming fathers-to-be as they anxiously await the birth of their children...ensuring the babies she delivers come safely into the world. But when Clara's life takes a nosedive, she realizes she hasn't been tending to her own needs and does something drastic: she runs away and starts over again in a place where no one knows her or the mess she's left behind in West Virginia. Heading to Sea Gull Island—a tiny, remote Canadian island—Clara is ready for anything.
The rivals: tales of Sherlock Holmes' rival detectives, Chris Harrald
Inspector Lestrade of Scotland Yard introduces 12 dramatised stories, featuring detectives whose abilities rival that of the great Sherlock Holmes. Dramatised for radio by Chris Harrald, these 12 stories are written by masters of the crime and thriller genre, all contemporaries of Arthur Conan Doyle. They include: The Murders on the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allan Poe; The Problem of Cell 13 by Jacques Futrelle; Murder By Proxy by Matthias McDonnel Bodkin; Mystery of Redstone Manor by Catherine Lousia Pirkis; The Problem of the Superfluous Finger by Jacques Futrelle; The Clue of the Silver Spoons by Robert Barr; The Intangible Clue by Anna Katherine Green; The Game Played in the Dark by Ernest Bramah.
The bookshop at Water's End, Patti Callahan Henry
"Bonny Blankenship's most treasured memories are of idyllic summers spent in Watersend, South Carolina, with her best friend Lainey McKay. Amid the sand dunes and oak trees draped with Spanish moss, they swam and wished for happy-ever-afters, then escaped to the local bookshop to read and whisper in the glorious cool silence. Until the night that changed everything, the night that Lainey's mother disappeared. Now, in her early fifties, Bonny is desperate to clear her head after a tragic mistake threatens her career as an emergency room doctor, and her marriage crumbles around her. With her troubled teenage daughter, Piper, in tow, she goes back to the beloved river house, where she is soon joined by Lainey and her two young children. As the three women cling to a fragile peace, buried secrets and long ago loves return like the tide."
Man of two worlds, Frank and Brian 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? After an unfortunate spaceship accident, the hedonistic human Lutt Hansen Jr. finds himself sharing his body and mind with a naive alien dreamer. Together the two must survive dangers, schemes, and assassination attempts—but can they survive each other?
Dark justice, Jack Higgins
It is night in Manhattan. The President of the United States is scheduled to have dinner with an old friend, but in the building across the street a man has disabled the security and stands at a window, a rifle in his hand. The assassination doesn't go according to plan, but this is only the beginning. Soon, he will target them all: Johnson, Dillon, Dillon's colleagues. And one of them will fall.
Ruling passion: a Dalziel & Pascoe novel, Reginald Hill
Pascoe finds his loyalties torn when duty calls him to Yorkshire but one of his friends is accused of multiple murder and may need his help. Read by the star of the BBC TV series Colin Buchanan. Peter Pascoe is in shock. A weekend in the country with old friends turns into a nightmare when he finds three of them dead and the missing fourth a prime suspect in the eyes of the local police. They want his cooperation, but Superintendent Dalziel needs him back in Yorkshire where a string of unsolved burglaries looks like turning nasty. As events unfold, though, the two cases seem to be getting entwined.
The stranger house, Reginald Hill
Sam Flood is a young Australian post-grad en route to Cambridge. Miguel Madero is a Spanish historian in flight from a priests' seminary. They have nothing in common and no connection, except that they both want to dig up bits of the past that some people would rather keep buried. Once their paths cross, they become increasingly entangled as they pursue what at first seems to be separate quests, finding out the hard way who to trust and who to fear in this ancient village whose lines of power run from Illthwaite Hall.
Domina, L S Hilton
She thought her troubles were over ... they're only just getting started. Judith Rashleigh has made it. Living a life of luxury amidst the splendour of Venice, she's just starting to grow comfortable. Which is when her past catches up with her. Someone knows what Judith's done. Facing blackmail, Judith can only save herself by finding a priceless picture - unfortunately one she's convinced doesn't exist. And she isn't the only one seeking it. This time, Judith isn't in control. Outflanked and out-thought, outrun and outgunned, she faces an enemy more powerful and more ruthless than she ever imagined. And if she doesn't win, she dies.
Home front. Season one, Katie Hims
The first series of a major BBC Radio 4 drama serial tracking the fortunes of a group of characters on the home front. Each episode was broadcast exactly one hundred years after the events it portrays, through which the characters struggle to maintain normality while Britain is involved in the First World War.
Home front. Series 2, Katie Hims
The entire second series of BBC Radio 4's groundbreaking First World War drama serial. First broadcast from December 2014 to January 2015, the drama of Home Front Series Two is set exactly one hundred years before. Following characters from a wide cross-section of British society in 1914, the action is once again set in the Edwardian seaside town Folkestone. For the men and women of the town, recruitment and volunteering are the order of the day. The Graham household prepares for an arrival, but all is not well in the Winwood household. Through the characters' lives, major and minor stories of wartime Britain are told.
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. Only his magical link with animals - the old art known as the Wit - gives him solace and companionship. But the Wit, if used too often, is a perilous magic, and one abhorred by the nobility. So when Fitz is finally adopted into the royal household, he must give up his old ways and embrace a new life of weaponry, scribbing, courtly manners; and how to kill a man secretly, as he trains to become a royal assassin.
Royal assassin, Robin Hobb
Bright smoke, cold fire, Rosamund Hodge
When the mysterious fog of the Ruining crept over the world, the living died and the dead rose. Only the walled city of Viyara was left untouched. The heirs of the city's most powerful—and warring—families, Mahyanai Romeo and Juliet Catresou, share a love deeper than duty, honour, even life itself. But the magic laid on the Juliet at birth compels her to punish the enemies of her clan—and Romeo has just killed her cousin Tybalt. Which means he must die. Paris Catresou has always wanted to serve his family by guarding the Juliet. But when his ward tries to escape her fate, magic goes terribly wrong—killing her and leaving Paris bound to Romeo. If he wants to discover the truth of what happened, Paris must delve deep into the city, ally with his worst enemy.
The swimming-pool library, Alan Hollinghurst
Young, gay, William Beckwith spends his time, and his trust fund, idly cruising London for erotic encounters. When he saves the life of an elderly man in a public convenience, an unlikely job opportunity presents itself - the man, Lord Nantwich, is seeking a biographer. Will agrees to take a look at Nantwich's diaries. But in the story he unravels, a tragedy of 20th-century gay repression, lurk bitter truths about Will's own privileged existence.
And the mountains echoed, Khaled Hosseini
Ten-year-old Abdullah would do anything for his younger sister. In a life of poverty and struggle, with no mother to care for them, Pari is the only person who brings Abdullah happiness. For her, he will trade his only pair of shoes to give her a feather for her treasured collection. When their father sets off with Pari across the desert to Kabul in search of work, Abdullah is determined not to be separated from her. Neither brother nor sister know what this fateful journey will bring them. And the Mountains Echoed is a deeply moving epic of heartache, hope and, above all, the unbreakable bonds of love.
The goddesses: a novel, Swan Huntley
The Descendants meets Single White Female in this captivating novel about a woman who moves her family to Hawaii, only to find herself wrapped up in a dangerous friendship, from the celebrated author of We Could Be Beautiful. When Nancy and her family arrive in Kona, Hawaii, they are desperate for a fresh start. Nancy's husband has cheated on her; they sleep in separate bedrooms and their twin sons have been acting out, setting off illegal fireworks. A mesmerizing story of friendship and manipulation set against the idyllic tropical world of the Big Island, The Goddesses is a stunning psychological novel by one of our most exciting young writers.
The last voyage, Hammond Innes
July 12th 1776. Captain James Cook sails from Plymouth in the Resolution in search of the fabled Northwest Passage. It is his third amazing voyage of discovery and this is the story he might have written. Hammond Innes has created a brilliantly imagined diary, showing a great man stretched to his limits. It is a voyage that will sweep Captain Cook and his crew from the icy wasteland of the Arctic, to the tropical waters of Hawaii.
A tapping at my door, David Jackson
A woman at home in Liverpool is disturbed by a persistent tapping at her back door. She's surprised to discover the culprit is a raven and tries to shoe it away. Which is when the killer strikes. DS Nathan Cody, just back to work after an undercover mission that went horrifyingly wrong, is put on the case. But the police have no leads, except the body of the bird - and the victim's missing eyes. As flashbacks from his past begin to intrude, Cody realises he is battling not just a murderer, but his own inner demons too. And then the killer strikes again, and Cody realises the threat isn't to the people of Liverpool after all - it's to the police.
Martin the Warrior, Brian Jacques
The invaders are at the gates, and Redwall's defences seem no match against a giant battering ram. The final battle is being fought - can Matthias retrieve Martin's sword from the lair of Asmodeus the serpent, before it is too late?
Martin the warrior. Book one, The prisoner and the tyrant, Brian Jacques
Badrang is a stoat with dreams of his own empire, an army of slaves, and an impregnable fortress. Martin is a young mouse who stands up against cruelty and oppression - and is hurled into prison. He and his friends Brome and Felldoh are determined to escape and one day free their fellow slaves and defeat the tyrant.
In her wake, Amanda Jennings
A tragic family event reveals devastating news that rips apart Bella's comfortable existence. Embarking on a personal journey to uncover the truth, she faces a series of traumatic discoveries that take her to the ruggedly beautiful Cornish coast, where hidden truths, past betrayals and a 25-year-old mystery threaten not just her identity, but her life.
I'm not a terrorist, but I've played one on TV: memoirs of a Middle Eastern funny man, Maz Jobrani
Maz Jobriani reads his hilarious and moving memoir of growing up Iranian in America, and the quest to make it in Hollywood without having to wear a turban, tote a bomb, or get kicked in the face by Chuck Norris. When he first started out in show business, Maz Jobrani endured suggestions that he spice up his stand-up act by wearing "the outfit," fielded questions about rising gas prices, and got called an F'in Eye-ranian for being involved in the Iran hostage crisis even though he was only eight years old at the time—in fact, these things happened so often that he began to wonder: Could I be a terrorist without even knowing it? In this laugh-out-loud memoir, Maz shares his struggle to build an acting career in post-9/11 Hollywood — from playing a terrorist on 24 to playing a terrorist opposite Chuck Norris to his mother asking, "Vhy you alvays terrorist?!" (Followed by, "Vhy you couldn't be doctor?!") But finally, through patience, determination, and only the occasional unequivocal compromising of his principles, he found a path to stardom. And he also learned the proper way to die like a bad guy on TV.
Archer's goon, Diana Wynne Jones
Read by Miriam Margoyles. Fact: A Goon is a being who melts into the foreground and sticks there... When the Goon turns up demanding "Archer's two thousand", life turns upside-down. As Howard desperately tries to get to the bottom of this peculiar demand, he discovers that the town is run by seven crazy wizards (not all of whom live in the present!) and someone is trying to take over the world! Exciting, bizarre and truly hilarious! Listening fun for all the family.
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. When twelve-year-old Moril's father is murdered by soldiers, Moril inherits his ancient cwidder - a musical instrument with a mysterious past. As Moril and his siblings embark on a dangerous journey to escape the evil forces around them, he gradually learns how to channel the cwidder's strange and powerful magic. But is it enough to protect those he loves from the looming threat of war?
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. So it was hardly surprising that when Cat saw the tall, dark, well-dressed man standing in the kitchen, he thought it was Gwendolen's 'Dark Stranger' come to help her start ruling the world. Sometimes it can be a trial being the brother of a powerful witch - especially when you have no magical gifts yourself.
Conrad's fate, Diana Wynne Jones
A magical adventure from Diana Wynne Jones, set in the worlds of Chrestomanci! Conrad is young, good at heart, and yet is apparently suffering from the effects of such bad karma that there is nothing in his future but terrible things. Unless he can alter his circumstances - well, to be brutally honest, he is DOOMED. Conrad is sent in disguise to Stallery Mansion, to infiltrate the magical fortress that has power over the whole town of Stallchester, and to discover the identity of the person who is affecting his Fate so badly. He has to put an end to them, or he won' can any plan really be that simple and straightforward? Of course it can't! And things start to go very strangely for Conrad from the moment he meets the boy called Christopher.
The crown of Dalemark, Diana Wynne Jones
The final book in the epic fantasy-adventure series from 'the Godmother of Fantasy', Diana Wynne Jones. Now back in print! 'Mitt arrived at the top of the steps, panting, and pushed open the door. "Oh, there you are," said the Countess. "We want you to kill someone."' Since his arrival in the North of Dalemark Mitt has become disillusioned. The North seems no more free than the Holand he fled, a fugitive accused of attempted murder. And now he is trapped by the order to kill someone he doesn't know or else risk the lives of his friends. Forced once more to flee, Mitt is joined by Moril, the quietly powerful musician, and Maewen - out of her time, but mysteriously fated to play a part in their quest. For the evil powers of the mage Kankredin are re-assembling, and only the Adon's gifts - the ring, sword and cup - can once more unit Dalemark.
Drowned Ammet, 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 Undying, the mysterious gods of Dalemark, four extraordinary young people must join forces to reunify their beloved land. After his father mysteriously goes missing Mitt joins a group of freedom fighters plotting to overthrow the tyrannical ruler of Holand. But when his assassination attempt against the earl backfires, Mitt stows away on board a ship heading out to sea. As the boat is battered by storms Mitt finds himself alone among his enemies - except for the figure of Drowned Ammet.
Earwig and the witch, Diana Wynne Jones
In Earwig and the Witch, listeners meet Earwig, who is not your typical orphan by any stretch. Unlike most, she loves it at St. Morwald's Home for Children, where she knows everyone and usually gets her way. So when Earwig gets adopted by a strange woman named Bella Yaga, she wants no part of it—especially after she finds out Bella is an evil witch. Now Earwig will have to use all of her considerable wit and charm (and the help of a talking cat) to get out of this mess and back home safely.
Enchanted glass, Diana Wynne Jones
When Andrew Hope's magician grandfather dies, he leaves his house and field-of-care to his grandson who spent much of his childhood at the house. Andrew has forgotten much of this, but he remembers the very strong-minded staff and the fact that his grandfather used to put the inedibly large vegetables on the roof of the shed, where they'd have vanished in the morning. He also remembers the very colourful stained glass window in the kitchen door, which he knows it is important to protect. Into this mix comes young Aidan Cain, who turns up from the orphanage asking for safety. Exactly who he is and why he's there is unclear, but a strong connection between the two becomes apparent. There is a mystery to be solved, and nothing is as it appears to be. But nobody can solve the mystery, until they find out exactly what it is.
The lives of Christopher Chant, Diana Wynne Jones
Young Christopher Chant, in training to become the next Chrestomanci or head controller of magic in the world, becomes a key figure in a battle with renegade sorcerers because he has nine lives.
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. The families have been feuding for years, so when all the spells start going wrong, each naturally blames the other. Then young Tonino Montana and Angelica Petrocchi disappear. Could the terrible rumours of a White Devil who threatens Caprona be true after all?
The Merlin conspiracy, Diana Wynne Jones
When Nick slides into a world far from ours - a world of magic, pageantry and ritual - Roddy, who exists there, needs his help: the world is not working as it should and a new Merlin has taken the place of the old. Nick wants to help, but what makes Roddy believe he is a magic-user?
Mixed magics, Diana Wynne Jones
Four stories featuring the marvellous, enigmatic and embroidered-dressing-gowned enchanter, Chrestomanci! Warlock at the WheelIn which the Willing Warlock (from Charmed Life) is exiled to a world without magic and meets a formidable opponent - a little girl and her dog! Stealer of SoulsIn which Cat (from Charmed Life) and Tonino (from The Magicians of Caprona) are pitted against an evil enchanter with a dastardly plan. Carol Oneir's Hundredth DreamIn which Carol, whose lucrative dreaming career is brought to an abrupt halt by a severe case of dreamer's-block, is sent to Chrestomanci in search of a cure. He takes on the case as a personal favour to her dad, whom he went to school with (in The Lives of Christopher Chant). The Sage of TheareIn which the Sage of Dissolution wreaks havoc, thereby threatening the existance of all the worlds that have ever been!
The Spellcoats, Diana Wynne Jones
'I had not seen how they hated us till I heard them shout. It was terrible.' Tanaqui and her family have always known they were somehow different from the other villagers. But when the great floods come and they are driven from their home, they begin to realise the part they must play in the destiny of the land. As Tanaqui weaves the story of their frightening journey to the sea and the terrifying, powerful evil of the mage Kankredin, she realises the desperate need to understand the meaning of it all. Can she fit the pieces of the puzzle together in time to halt Kankredin's destruction?
Witch week, Diana Wynne Jones
When a teacher at an English boarding school finds a note on his desk accusing someone in the class of being a witch, magical things begin to happen and an Inquisitor is summoned.
Caesar's last breath: decoding the secrets of the air around us, Sam Kean
It's invisible. It's ever-present. Without it, you would die in minutes. And it has an epic story to tell. In Caesar's Last Breath, New York Times bestselling author Sam Kean takes us on a journey through the periodic table, around the globe, and across time to tell the story of the air we breathe, which, it turns out, is also the story of earth and our existence on it. With every breath, you literally inhale the history of the world. On the ides of March, 44 BC, Julius Caesar died of stab wounds on the Senate floor, but the story of his last breath is still unfolding; in fact, you're probably inhaling some of it now. Of the sextillions of molecules entering or leaving your lungs at this moment, some might well bear traces of Cleopatra's perfumes, German mustard gas, particles exhaled by dinosaurs or emitted by atomic bombs, even remnants of stardust from the universe's creation. Lively, witty, and filled with the astounding science of ordinary life, Caesar's Last Breath illuminates the science stories swirling around us every second.
Benedict Cumberbatch reads Casanova, Ian Kelly
Benedict Cumberbatch reads Ian Kelly's biography of one of the most beguiling and controversial individuals of any age. In this fascinating biography of the notorious libertine, Ian Kelly draws on documents by Casanova, his friends and his lovers (male and female) in order to bring fresh insights to the man's life and world. The sights and smells of Eighteenth Century Europe are brought keenly to life, as are the colourful incidents of Casanova's life. As the young cleric he embarked upon a scandalous affair with a married woman, fleeing eventually to Constantinople. He created a stir at the French court of King Louis XV, began intrigues in London that led him to a soaking in the Thames, and sought to meet Catherine the Great at a ball in St Petersburg. His own memoirs ensured his lasting fame, and changed the way we think and write about ourselves and about sex. Abridged edition, first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra.
A fine house in Trinity, Lesley Kelly
Joseph Staines left town with a stolen tallybook, but two suspicious deaths and a surprise inheritance have lured him back home to Edinburgh. No one is pleased to see him. The debtors want him gone. The police have some questions for him. And a mysterious stranger has been asking about him in the pub. To survive, Staines has to sober up, solve the murders, and stay one step ahead of the man who wants him dead.
The Good People, Hannah Kent
Inspired by a true story. In 1825, in a remote Irish valley lying between the mountains and Flesk river of Killarney, three women are brought together by strange and troubling events. Nora Leahy, a widow, has lost her daughter and her husband in the same year, and is now burdened with the care of her grandson, Michael. The boy cannot walk or speak and Nora has kept him hidden from neighbours, who might see in his deformity evidence of supernatural interference.
Prodigal summer, Barbara Kingsolver
Prodigal Summer weaves together three stories of human love within a larger tapestry of lives in southern Appalachia. At the heart of these intertwined narratives is a den of coyotes that have recently migrated into the region. Deanna Wolfe, a reclusive wildlife biologist, watches them from an isolated mountain cabin where she is caught off-guard by Eddie Bondo, a young hunter who comes to invade her most private spaces and her solitary life. Down the mountain, another web of lives unfolds as Lusa Maluf Landowski, a bookish city girl turned farmer's wife, finds herself in a strange place where she must declare or lose her attachment to the land that has become her own. And a few more miles down the road, a pair of elderly, feuding neighbours tend their respective farms and wrangle about God, pesticides, and the possibilities the future holds. Over the course of one long summer, these characters find connections to one another, and to the land, and the final, urgent truth that humans are only one piece of life on earth.
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. What is revealed would be disturbing enough were it not also so personal—not a welcome development for a man who once said, "Avoidance, rationalization, and denial are highly underrated coping strategies.
Stealing fire: how Silicon Valley, the Navy SEALs and maverick scientists are revolutionizing the way we live and work, Steven Kotler and Jamie Wheal
Why has generating "flow" and getting "into the zone" become the goal of the world's most elite organizations? Why are business moguls attending Burning Man? Why has meditation become a billion-dollar industry? Why are technology gurus turning to psychedelic drugs to unlock creativity? All of these people are seeking to shift their state of mind as a way of unlocking their true potential. Altered states, the authors reveal, sharpen our decision making capabilities, unleash creativity, fuel cooperation, and let us tap into levels of inspiration and innovation unavailable at all other times. Stealing Fire combines cutting-edge research and first-hand reporting to explore a revolution in human performance—a movement millions of people strong to harness and utilize some of the most misunderstood and controversial experiences in history.
Beauty is a wound, Eka Kurniawan
Compulsively readable, Beauty Is a Wound combines history, satire, family tragedy, legend, humour, and romance in an astonishing epic novel, in which the beautiful Indo prostitute Dewi Ayu and her four daughters are beset by every monstrosity. Kurniawan's gleefully grotesque hyperbole is a scathing critique of his young nation's troubled past: the rapacious offhand greed of colonialism; the chaotic struggle for independence; the 1965 mass murders, followed by three decades of Suharto's despotic rule. Drawing on local sources - folk tales and the all-night shadow puppet plays, with their bawdy wit - and inspired by Melville and Gogol, Beauty Is a Wound is passionate and ironic, exuberant and confronting. Hailed as 'the next Pramoedya', Eka Kurniawan is an exciting new voice in contemporary literature.
Hidden killers, Lynda La Plante
Jane Tennison, a young, inexperienced WPC, learns the hard way never to take anyone, or anything, at face value, whether in her dealings with her police colleagues or when confronted by seemingly innocent suspects. Hidden Killers sees Jane acting as a 'decoy' prostitute, with the hope of capturing a suspect wanted for numerous sexual assaults. The attacker is drawn in and put under arrest. Commended for bravery in the case, Jane is given CID status and moves from Hackney to Bow Street Station as Detective.
A stranger at Fellsworth, Sarah E Ladd
When a stranger comes to Fellsworth School, everything begins to change, including the stranger. Annabelle Grayson has it all—beauty, wealth, and wit, but when her guardian brother loses their fortune, he insists that she marry his colleague to help restore his business—a colleague she knows is involved in illegal activities. She sees only one way out of the dangerous situation: she escapes from her home in London to the safety of her estranged uncle's home at the Fellsworth School. Owen Stratford, a widower, father, and gamekeeper at Amberton Park, is intrigued yet suspicious of the newcomer. His daughter, along with the townspeople, sings her praises, but something about this stranger is different. As the only person in town aware of her secret past, he determines to solve the mystery surrounding her in order to protect those he loves. When all comes to light, the two souls must come to terms with the secrets in the shadows before they can find peace and love in the light.
Mindfulness, Ellen J Langer
Ellen J. Langer, Harvard professor of psychology, determines that the mindless following of routine and other automatic behaviours lead to much error, pain and a predetermined course of life. In this thought-provoking book, her research has been "translated" for the lay reader. With anecdotes and metaphors, Langer explains how the mindless - as opposed to the mindful - develop mindsets of categories, associations, habits of thought born of repetition in childhood and throughout schooling. To be mindful, she notes, stressing process over outcome, allows free rein to intuition and creativity, and opens us to new information and perspectives.
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.
The greatest challenge of them all, Stephanie Laurens
Lord Drake Varisey, Marquess of Winchelsea, eldest son and heir of the Duke of Wolverstone, must foil a plot that threatens to shake the foundations of the realm, but the very last lady—nay, noblewoman—he needs assisting him is Lady Louisa Cynster, known throughout the ton as Lady Wild. For the past nine years, Louisa has suspected that Drake might well be the ideal husband for her, even though he's assiduous in avoiding her. But she's now twenty-seven and enough is enough. She believes propinquity will reveal exactly what it is that lies between them, and what better opportunity to work closely with Drake than this latest mission with which he patently needs her help?
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. Then he learns of the mission his brother and his fiancé have been assisting with and volunteers to help by hunting down a hoard of gunpowder now stashed somewhere in London. Michael's quest leads him to the Hendon Shipping Company, where his sole source of information is the fetchingly attractive Miss Cleome Hendon. When Michael asks about the carters who transported the gunpowder, Cleo offers him a bargain: she will lead him to the carters he seeks, but only if he agrees to include her as an equal partner in the mission.
Chernobyl 01:23:40: the incredible true story of the world's worst nuclear disaster, Andrew Leatherbarrow
At 01:23:40 on April 26th 1986, Alexander Akimov pressed the emergency shutdown button at Chernobyl's fourth nuclear reactor. It was an act that forced the permanent evacuation of a city, killed thousands, and crippled the Soviet Union. The event spawned decades of conflicting, exaggerated, and inaccurate stories. This book, the result of five years of research, presents an accessible but comprehensive account of what really happened-from the desperate fight to prevent a burning reactor core from irradiating eastern Europe, to the self-sacrifice of the heroic men who entered fields of radiation so strong that machines wouldn't work, to the surprising truth about the legendary "Chernobyl diver," all the way through to the USSR's final show-trial. The historical narrative is interwoven with a story of the author's own spontaneous journey to Ukraine's still-abandoned city of Pripyat and the wider Chernobyl Zone.
Martha's journey, Maureen Lee
Liverpool 1915. Martha Rossi lives in a tenement with her husband and their five children. When Martha's 14 year old son, Joe, proudly enlists to fight for his country just to earn his mother an extra shilling, Martha is horrified. She realises the government is turning a blind eye to the scores of young boys who are joining the army. Despite her pleas and protests, Joe is dispatched to France within weeks. Unbeknown to them all, Joe's act of selfless heroism will have huge implications for Martha and all the family. As the dreaded telegrams begin to arrive from the front in France, mothers' hearts are broken across the country. Spurred on by grief of her own, Martha Rossi begins a quest that will take her right to the doors of No. 10 Downing Street. Martha's journey there will be a tough one, but with courage and the support of her friends and family, it will be the most important undertaking of her life.
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 challenge: the orbs have been missing for a thousand years, lost among the ruins and relics of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. With no one else to turn to and no escape in sight, the four friends have no choice but to undertake the quest. First stop: The Colossus of Rhodes, where they realise that there's way more at stake than just their lives.
The curse of the king, Peter Lerangis
Thirteen-year-old Jack McKinley has fought impossible odds to save himself, his friends, and the world. Having already defeated the Colossus of Rhodes, hunted through Ancient Babylon, and outfoxed legions of undead, the Select have recovered three of the lost Loculi hidden in the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, only to lose one of them in order to save a life. They must now find a way to undo what has been done, to save themselves from the power that will overwhelm them-and destroy the world. Not only do Jack and his friends have to unearth these seven ancient wonders, but they also have to contend with the Massa, an organization bent on using the Loculi for evil. The Massa have taken over the Karai Institute and convinced former friend Marco to switch sides. Outnumbered, underequipped, and growing weary, Jack, Cass, and Aly come upon their greatest challenge yet-the long-lost Statue of Zeus. As time runs out, our heroes must confront gods, relive old battles, and face-down their own destiny. Old enemies become new friends and sudden victories turn to certain defeats as the time nears for everything to change.
The legend of the rift, Peter Lerangis
King Uhla'ar has kidnapped Aly and dragged her back through a rift in time. A giant, merciless behemoth guards the opening, and so Jack McKinley and his friends realize that rescuing Aly will be harder than they thought. Their only hope is to rush to the last of the Ancient Wonders and find the rest of the lost Loculi. This mission takes them to the Temple of Artemis to fend off a mighty army before heading off to the Lighthouse of Alexandria where they wind up in the belly of a beast. But before all is said and done, they must return to where it all began, to Atlantis, to save Aly, themselves, and the world.
Lost in Babylon, Peter Lerangis
A week ago Jack McKinley was a normal boy, totally unaware that he had amazing powers - and that he was about to die. A secret organisation saved his life and now, to save the world, Jack must find seven magical objects hidden in the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Luckily, there are three other kids just like Jack and they're all on the mission together. But the gang are in trouble already. Marco has disappeared without a trace, along with the first object. With time running out, Jack and his remaining friends have no choice but to continue their quest without him, with no idea of what danger lies ahead. The epic adventure continues. Second stop: The Hanging Gardens of Babylon.
The promise: an original novella, Peter Lerangis
From the lost Journals of the New York Times bestselling Seven Wonders series comes the story of how Atlantis came to rest at the bottom of the sea. Follow the threads of history back to ancient times. Two Atlantean princes, Karai and Massarym, obsessed with power and terrified of the mysterious Loculi, turned against it each other in a bitter rivalry. With the future of the world at stake and nowhere to turn for guidance, the fourteen-year-old brothers chose fear over trust, deception over truth, and violence over brotherhood, and they change the course of history forever. In this final installment of the Seven Wonders Journals, dive into the heart of the mystery that started it all before the adventure concludes in Seven Wonders: The Legend of the Rift, the fifth and final book.
The tomb of shadows, Peter Lerangis
Jack McKinley and his friends are the Select. Their powers are growing at a furious rate and must find seven magical object to save themselves - and the world. Two treasures have already been found, but time is running out. Marco has betrayed his friends and ancient secrets are coming unravelled. The Select don't know who to trust or where to turn, but they must fight on. Jack, Aly and Cass race to the next stop on their quest, where they have to face their own demons and engage in an epic battle with shadows of the dead. When promises are broken, blood is spilled - and the Select are forced to destroy the one thing that might have saved them all. The epic adventure continues. Third stop: The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus.
Black hole blues and other songs from outer space, Janna Levin
The authoritative story of the headline-making discovery of gravitational waves—by an eminent theoretical astrophysicist and award-winning writer. From the author of How the Universe Got Its Spots and A Madman Dreams of Turing Machines, the epic story of the scientific campaign to record the soundtrack of our universe. Black holes are dark. That is their essence. When black holes collide, they will do so unilluminated. Yet the black hole collision is an event more powerful than any since the origin of the universe. The profusion of energy will emanate as waves in the shape of spacetime: gravitational waves. As this book was written, two massive instruments of remarkably delicate sensitivity were brought to advanced capability. As the book draws to a close, five decades after the experimental ambition began, the team races to intercept a wisp of a sound with two colossal machines, hoping to succeed in time for the centenary of Einstein's most radical idea.
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. Peregrine strives to live up to the ideal of her people, the Latki—and to impress her parents: affectionate Lord Tove, who despises only the Bamarre, and stern Lady Klausine. Perry runs the fastest, speaks her mind, and doesn't give much thought to the castle's Bamarre servants, whom she knows to be weak and cowardly. But just as she's about to join her father on the front lines, she is visited by the fairy Halina, who reveals that Perry isn't Latki-born. She is Bamarre. The fairy issues a daunting challenge: against the Lakti power, Perry must free her people from tyranny.
Hot milk., Deborah Levy
I have been sleuthing my mother's symptoms for as long as I can remember. If I see myself as an unwilling detective with a desire for justice, is her illness an unsolved crime? If so, who is the villain and who is the victim? Sofia, a young anthropologist, has spent much of her life trying to solve the mystery of her mother's unexplainable illness. She is frustrated with Rose and her constant complaints, but utterly relieved to be called to abandon her own disappointing fledgling adult life. She and her mother travel to the searing, arid coast of southern Spain to see a famous consultant their very last chance in the hope that he might cure her unpredictable limb paralysis. But Dr. Gomez has strange methods that seem to have little to do with physical medicine, and as the treatment progresses, Sofia's mother's illness becomes increasingly baffling. Sophia's role as detective tracking her mother's symptoms in an attempt to find the secret motivation for her pain deepens as she discovers her own desires in this transient desert community.
Reflections on the Psalms, C S Lewis
In one of his most enlightening works, C.S. Lewis shares his ruminations on both the form and the meaning of selected psalms. In the introduction he explains, "I write for the unlearned about things in which I am unlearned myself." Consequently, he takes on a tone of thoughtful collegiality as he writes on one of the Bible's most elusive books. Characteristically graceful and lucid, Lewis cautions us that the psalms were originally written as songs that should now be read in the spirit of lyric poetry rather than as doctrinal treatises or sermons. Drawing from daily life as well as the literary world, Lewis begins to reveal the mystery that often shrouds the psalms. This book also includes an appendix featuring the full text of selected psalms and a listing of all the psalms mentioned and discussed.
Taken, Rosie Lewis
Experienced foster carer, Rosie Lewis, takes on the heart-breaking case of Megan, a baby born with a drug addiction and a cleft palate. Addicted to drugs from birth because of her mother's substance abuse during pregnancy, new-born Megan is taken into Rosie's loving care. Rosie is supposed to help Megan find her new permanent home, but it turns out that Megan has already found her 'forever mummy' in Rosie. Rosie grows incredibly attached to Megan and applies to adopt her, but the system refuses her in favour of a young couple and Rosie is devastated. Against all her instincts, Rosie does her job and prepares Megan for her new 'forever family', but everything about Megan leaving feels wrong. When Rosie learns a few months later that Megan's adoption has broken down, she is saddened but also filled with hope - will this little girl be allowed to return to her true 'forever home'?
The lubetkin legacy, Marina Lewycka
North London in the 21st century: a place where a son will swiftly adopt an old lady and take her home from hospital to impersonate his dear departed mother, rather than lose the council flat. A time of golden job opportunities, though you might have to dress up as a coffee bean or work as an intern at an undertaker or put up with champagne and posh French dinners while your boss hits on you. A place rich in language - whether it's Romanian, Ukrainian, Russian, Swahili or buxom housing officers talking managementese. A place where husbands go absent without leave and councillors sacrifice cherry orchards at the altar of new builds. Marina Lewycka is back in this hilarious, farcical, tender novel of modern issues and manners.
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. But it could only last so long before we had to separate to find the others. I went to Spain to find Seven, and I found even more, including a tenth member of the Garde who escaped from Lorien alive. Ella is younger than the rest of us, but just as brave. Now we're looking for the others—including John. But so are they. They caught Number One in Malaysia. Number Two in England. And Number Three in Kenya. They caught me in New York—but I escaped. I am Number Six. They want to finish what they started. But they'll have to fight us first.
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. Phil also has a special talent he doesn't want to publicise: he's a mind reader and moonlights as Brainstorm, a costumed superhero. But when Phil wakes up from a blackout drunk and is confronted with photos that seem to show him assaulting an unknown woman, even superpowers won't help him.
Oi, caveboy, Alan MacDonald
Iggy is an Urk. The Urks are a warlike race with bushy beards and hairy legs - especially some of the women. Urks like boulder-rolling and chasing lizards. They also like the Feast of Urks. This is when Urk boys must pass the Testing to become warriors. But Iggy isn't quite like other Urks. He likes inventing things. Which is why he has been neglecting his axe-wielding practice. So it is unfortunate for him that the Testing involves killing a large snake - using an axe. And that's how this story begins. With a very large snake, an axe and hopefully a very cunning (last-minute) invention.
Where eagles dare, Alistair MacLean
The classic World War II thriller from the acclaimed master of action and suspense. One winter night, seven men and a woman are parachuted on to a mountainside in wartime Germany. Their objective: an apparently inaccessible castle, headquarters of the Gestapo. Their mission: to rescue a crashed American general before the Nazi interrogators can force him to reveal secret D-Day plans.
The day of the duchess, Sarah MacLean
The one woman he will never forget...Malcolm Bevingstoke, Duke of Haven, has lived the last three years in self-imposed solitude, paying the price for a mistake he can never reverse and a love he lost forever. The dukedom does not wait, however, and Haven requires an heir, which means he must find himself a wife by summer's end. There is only one problem—he already has one.The one man she will never forgive. The duke has a single summer to woo his wife and convince her that, despite their broken past, he can give her forever, making every day the day of the duchess.
The Paris Spy, Susan Elia MacNeal
American-born spy and code-breaker extraordinaire Maggie Hope secretly navigates Nazi-occupied France to find two brave women during the darkest days of World War II in the latest novel in this New York Times bestselling series—"a treat for WWII buffs and mystery lovers alike" (Booklist, on The Prime Minister's Secret Agent). Maggie Hope has come a long way since serving as a typist for Winston Churchill. Now she's working undercover for the Special Operations Executive in the elegant but eerily silent city of Paris, where SS officers prowl the streets in their Mercedes and the Ritz is draped with swastika banners. Walking among the enemy is tense and terrifying, and even though she's disguised in chic Chanel, Maggie can't help longing for home. But her missions come first. Maggie's half sister, Elise, has disappeared after being saved from a concentration camp, and Maggie is desperate to find her—that is, if Elise even wants to be found. Equally urgent, Churchill is planning the Allied invasion of France, and SOE agent Erica Calvert has been captured, the whereabouts of her vital research regarding Normandy unknown. Maggie must risk her life to penetrate powerful circles and employ all her talents for deception and spycraft to root out a traitor, find her sister, and locate the reports crucial to planning D-Day in a deadly game of wits with the Nazi intelligence elite.
One perfect word: one word can make all the difference, Debbie Macomber
Macomber applies the best of her fiction-writing skills to true stories that illustrate the profound impact focusing on a single word— such as balance, surrender, or believe— for a whole year can bring.
Slaughter park, Barry Maitland
Harry Belltree's obsessive pursuit of justice has cost him everything-his job in homicide, his marriage and his newborn child. He has nothing left to lose, or so he thinks. Then his estranged wife disappears, leaving their baby daughter behind. The police think Jenny has murdered a man. Harry thinks she's in danger. When severed limbs are found dangling from the branches of trees in a suburban park, Harry's former colleagues are pulled off Jenny's case. It's up to Harry to track his missing wife down on his own. And to lay bare, at last, the extraordinary conspiracy that led to his parents' murder.
A demon summer, G M Malliet
In this new mystery, someone has been trying to poison the 15th Earl of Lislelivet. Since Lord Lislelivet has a gift for making enemies, no one—particularly his wife—finds this too surprising. What is surprising is that the poison was discovered in a fruitcake made and sold by the Handmaids of St. Lucy of Monkbury Abbey. The powerful Lord complains loudly to the local bishop, who asks Father Max Tudor, vicar of Nether Monkslip and former MI5 agent, to investigate. Just as Max comes to believe the poisoning was accidental, a body is discovered in the cloister well. Can Max Tudor solve the case and restore order in time to attend his own nuptials?
Duel of hearts, Elizabeth Mansfield
It's a scandal that 27-year-old Sarah Stanborough is still unwed. Despite her matchmaking mother's fervent wishes, Sarah refuses to encourage the eminently eligible John Phillip North, marquis of Revesne. The arrogant bounder has actually fought duels to keep her potential suitors at bay. Only one man attracts the independent spinster: handsome Edward Middleton, her young cousin's guardian, who detests the frivolous gossip and shallow flirtations of London society as much as she does. But when Lord North threatens Edward's life, Sarah knows there's only one way to save the man who has stolen her heart. Yet even she can't predict the consequences of the risky charade she is about to set in motion.
Hum if you don't know the words, Bianca Marais
A perceptive and searing look at apartheid-era South Africa, told through one unique family brought together by tragedy. Life under apartheid has created a secure future for Robin Conrad, a ten-year-old white girl living with her parents in 1970s Johannesburg. In the same nation but worlds apart, Beauty Mbali, a Xhosa woman in a rural village in the Bantu homeland of the Transkei, struggles to raise her children alone after her husband's death. Both lives have been built upon the division of race, and their meeting should never have occurred. Until the Soweto Uprising, in which a protest by black students ignites racial conflict, alters the fault lines on which their society is built, and shatters their worlds when Robin's parents are left dead and Beauty's daughter goes missing. Hum if You Don't Know the Words is a beautifully rendered look at loss, racism, and the creation of family.
Reflection point, Emily March
Savannah Moore arrives in Eternity Springs alone, determined to put her troubled past behind her. Her handcrafted-soap shop fits right in with the magic of this warm and welcoming community—but the sexy, suspicious local sheriff promises to upset her hard-won happiness. Zach knows this woman means trouble: Maybe to his town. Possibly to his friends. Definitely to his heart. Something about this simmering Southern beauty does crazy things to his committed bachelor status, taunting him with possibilities far beyond his dedication to his sometimes dangerous job. So when Savannah's dark past follows her to town, wreaking havoc with both their lives, Zach will fight for all he's worth—for a love he can't afford to lose.
A stardance summer, Emily March
Sometimes the end of one road ... Brick Callahan enjoys every minute of chaos at his campground, Stardance Ranch, especially after the Tornado Alleycats arrive for an extended summer stay. The members of the all-female glamorous camping club are primarily seniors - active and adventurous, friendly and fun. But when he discovers Liliana Howe frolicking with the glamping grannies in a late night skinny-dipping session, he fears he's in for a summer of trouble. Because his best friend's kid sister has grown up to be drop-dead gorgeous. Betrayed by those she trusted, Lili decides she's put her career first for too long. She sells her practical sedan, buys a travel trailer, and heads to Eternity Springs for a summer of rest, relaxation, and reassessment as the newest member of the Alleycats. The last person she expects to find running an RV resort is her high school crush. Their undeniable mutual attraction is a reminder that life is full of surprises. But when the past comes calling, will their summer romance stand the test of time?
Tell the truth, shame the devil, Melina Marchetta
Chief Inspector Bish Ortley of the London Met, divorced and still grieving the death of his son, has been drowning his anger in Scotch. Something has to give, and he's no sooner suspended from the force than a busload of British students is subject to a deadly bomb attack across the Channel. Bish's daughter is one of those on board. Also on the bus is Violette LeBrac. Raised in Australia, Violette has a troubled background. Thirteen years ago her grandfather bombed a London supermarket, killing dozens of people. Her mother, Noor, is serving a life sentence in connection with the incident. But before Violette's part in the French tragedy can be established she disappears. Bish, who was involved in Noor LeBrac's arrest, is now compelled to question everything that happened back then. And the more he delves into the lives of the family he helped put away, the more he realises that truth wears many colours. Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil is an irresistible novel about human identity, lost children and the nature of real love. With a cast of unforgettable characters and Melina Marchetta's trademark social insight and wry wit, it's a cracking fusion of suspense and heart-rending drama.
I see you: a novel, Molly McAdams
Futures are uncertain, unpredictable-like ink spilled across the purest surface. Nearly imperceptible ripples move and flow until a unique stain is formed. The ink is permanently imbedded in the surface ... During one wild night in college, Jentry Michaels is a tidal wave of ink that brands Aurora Wilde's soul. An unparalleled stain she can't forget despite the many months that have passed-and despite the distraction she'd hoped she would find in her new relationship with Declan, the charmer who captured her heart soon after. Jentry has irrevocably touched her soul, and he is intertwined in her present and future in ways she never fathomed. Now Aurora is faced with keeping that night hidden though it feels as if the ink has indelibly etched their story across her skin. When Declan is confronted with his own personal demons, Aurora must decide if she will continue to hold tight to their relationship and a safe, reliable future with him, or if she will turn to Jentry-the guy she can't forget no matter how hard she tries.
'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. Spanning the six decades when Las Vegas grew from a dusty gambling town into the melting pot metropolis it is today, 'Round Midnight is the story of four women—one who falls in love, one who gets lucky, one whose heart is broken, and one who chooses happiness—whose lives change at the Midnight Room.
The Wright brothers, David G McCullough
Two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize David McCullough tells the dramatic story-behind-the-story about the courageous brothers who taught the world how to fly: Wilbur and Orville Wright. On December 17, 1903 at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, Wilbur and Orville Wright's Wright Flyer became the first powered, heavier-than-air machine to achieve controlled, sustained flight with a pilot aboard. The Age of Flight had begun. How did they do it? And why? David McCullough tells the extraordinary and truly American story of the two brothers who changed the world.
A twist in time: a novel, Julie McElwain
When Kendra Donovan's plan to return to the twenty-first century fails, leaving her stranded in 1815, the Duke of Aldridge believes he knows the reason—she must save his nephew, who has been accused of brutally murdering his ex-mistress.
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. That freezing winter a young British Post Office technician, Leonard Marnham, begins his dizzying descent into ever-deeper echelons of electronic surveillance beneath the surface of Berlin.
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. Britain, confronting economic disaster, is being torn apart by industrial unrest and terrorism and faces its fifth state of emergency. The Cold War has entered a moribund phase, but the fight goes on, especially in the cultural sphere. Serena, a compulsive reader of novels, is sent on a 'secret mission' which brings her into the literary world of Tom Haley, a promising young writer. First she loves his stories, then she begins to love the man. Can she maintain the fiction of her undercover life? And who is inventing whom? To answer these questions, Serena must abandon the first rule of espionage - trust no one.
Bloomsday dead, Adrian McKinty
Michael Forsythe gets a phone call from his former lover, Bridget, saying her young daughter has been kidnapped. His choice is to fly to Dublin and help her or to be executed at the hands of the goons holding him at gunpoint. Agreeing to nothing, he is soon on the way to Dublin, bodies in his wake. He agrees to nothing and soon is on the way to Dublin, the first two of many dead bodies left in his wake.
The Bible according to Spike Milligan, Spike Milligan
And God said, Let there be light; and there was light, but the Eastern Electricity Board said He would have to wait until Thursday to be connected. There have been many interpretations of the Old Testament over the centuries - but never one quite like this. Spike Milligan has rewritten, in his own inimitable style, many of the best-known stories of the Old Testament, featuring characters like King 'my brain hurts' Solomon, the great oaf of a giant Goliath and the lesser-known crossword clue Hushai the Archite. Believers and non-believers alike will enjoy this hilarious re-working, where the jokes, jests and jibes tumble over each other from Chapter One, Verse One until kingdom come.
The hidden legacy, G J Minett
1966. A horrifying crime at a secondary school, with devastating consequences for all involved. 2008. A life-changing gift, if only the recipient can work out why... Recently divorced and with two young children, Ellen Sutherland is up to her elbows in professional and personal stress. When she's invited to travel all the way to Cheltenham to hear the content of an old woman's will, she's far from convinced the journey will be worthwhile. But when she arrives, the news is astounding.
Pigeon pie, Nancy Mitford
When the highly imaginative Lady Sophia Garfield discovers a nest of very real German spies in her home, nobody believes her. With her maid murdered and her beloved bulldog held hostage, she sets out alone to gain proof and, with time out for tea at the Ritz, save Britain.
Showing off, Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle, Emily Jenkins
Upside-Down Magic is shaking up the school! The kids in Upside-Down Magic know their magic is a little out of control. But that doesn't make them weird—it only makes them human. When things get messy, it's up to Nory, Bax, and their friends to find their way out of trouble before something really wacky happens.
The last days of night, Graham Moore
New York, 1888. Gas lamps still flicker in the city streets, but the miracle of electric light is in its infancy. The person who controls the means to turn night into day will make history - and a vast fortune. A young untested lawyer named Paul Cravath, fresh out of Columbia Law School, takes a case that seems impossible to win. Paul's client, George Westinghouse, has been sued by Thomas Edison over a billion-dollar question: Who invented the light bulb and holds the right to power the country? The case affords Paul entry to the heady world of high society - the glittering parties in Gramercy Park mansions, and the more insidious dealings done behind closed doors.
Private Peaceful, Michael Morpurgo
This is the story of Thomas 'Tommo' Peaceful, a young soldier who finds himself in Belgium, in the trenches of the First World War, with his brother Charlie. It is also the story of Tommo's life, growing up in Devon with his brothers, and of his love for Molly, the beautiful girl he met on his first day at school. As the story unfolds, from past to present, so approaches the hour when Tommo and Charlie will be separated for ever. The horrors of the First World War, and the injustice meted out to the soldiers who fought in it, are movingly described.
Quite honestly, John Mortimer
Life couldn't be better for Lucinda Purefoy. She's got a steady boyfriend, a degree in social sciences and the offer of a job in advertising. With all this, she felt she should 'pay back her debt to society' and 'do a little good in the world'. That's why she joined SCRAP (short for 'Social Carers, Reformers and Preceptors'), an organisation which trains girls like Lucy to become the 'guide, philosopher and friend' to ex-convicts coming out of prison, to find them a job, a home and to encourage them to kick the habit of stealing things. And so Lucy finds herself standing outside the gates of Wormwood Scrubs, on a windy March morning, waiting to greet her first SCRAP 'client', a career-burglar called Terry Keegan. What happens next confounds expectations and produces a story full of surprises. If you like to read P.D. James and P.G. Wodehouse, you will love this book.
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.
Essential French in 2 hours, Paul Noble
Learning the essentials of French couldn't be easier! Ideal for learning a language for travel. Learn and remember the essential phrases you need. No need to write notes or try to remember. Includes a downloadable booklet to help you extend your knowledge. Thousands of Paul Noble's students can attest to the success of his method. This bestselling audio course can have you speaking confidently in just two hours, with all the essential phrases you need for holiday and business.
No one but you: a Silver Springs novel, Brenda Novak
Struggling to make ends meet after a messy divorce, Sadie Harris is at the end of her tether. Her waitressing gig isn't enough to pay the bills let alone secure primary custody of her son, Jayden, a battle she refuses to lose. Desperate, she accepts a position assisting Dawson Reed—the same Dawson Reed who recently stood trial for the murder of his adoptive parents. Joining him at his isolated farm seems risky, but Sadie is out of options. Dawson has given small town Silver Springs plenty of reasons to be wary, but he's innocent of the charges against him. He wants to leave his painful past behind and fix up the family farm so he can finally bring his dependent sister home where she belongs. As Sadie and Dawson's professional relationship grows into something undeniably personal, Sadie realizes there's more to Dawson than the bad boy everyone else sees—he has a good heart, one that might even be worth fighting for.
Until you loved me, Brenda Novak
After catching her fiancé cheating-with another man-usually straitlaced, workaholic scientist Ellie Fisher liberates her wild side just long enough to indulge in a passionate one-night stand with a tall, dark stranger she meets at a trendy Miami bar. Embarrassed by her recklessness, she ducks out the following morning without learning the guy's full name, something that shouldn't have been a problem until a pregnancy test turns positive. Being a professional football player, Hudson King has always been cautious around women. But this one had been different-so disinterested in his celebrity, so convincingly into him. When Ellie tracks him down, claiming she's carrying his baby, he's stunned.
The operator: firing the shots that killed Osama bin Laden and my years as a SEAL Team warrior, Robert O'Neill
A stirringly evocative, thought-provoking, and often jaw-dropping account, The Operator ranges across SEAL Team Operator Robert O'Neill's awe-inspiring four-hundred-mission career, which included his involvement in attempts to rescue "Lone Survivor" Marcus Luttrell and abducted-by-Somali-pirates Captain Richard Phillips and which culminated in those famous three shots that dispatched the world's most wanted terrorist, Osama bin Laden.
Killing Reagan: the violent assault that changed a presidency, Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard
From the team of Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard comes Killing Reagan, a page-turning epic account of the career of President Ronald Reagan that tells the vivid story of his rise to power—and the forces of evil that conspired to bring him down. Just two months into his presidency, Ronald Reagan lay near death after a gunman's bullet came within inches of his heart. His recovery was nothing short of remarkable—or so it seemed. But Reagan was grievously injured, forcing him to encounter a challenge that few men ever face.
At home in the world: reflections on belonging while wandering the globe: an adventure across 4 continents with 3 kids, 1 husband, and 5 backpacks, Tsh Oxenreider
As Tsh Oxenreider, author of Notes From a Blue Bike, chronicles her family's adventure around the world—seeing, smelling, and tasting the widely varying cultures along the way—she discovers what it truly means to be at home. The wide world is calling. Americans Tsh and Kyle met and married in Kosovo. They lived as expats for most of a decade. They've been back in the States—now with three kids under ten—for four years, and while home is nice, they are filled with wanderlust and long to answer the call. Why not? The kids are all old enough to carry their own backpacks but still young enough to be uprooted, so a trip—a nine-months-long trip—is planned.
Red earth, Tony Park
Durban, South Africa, a car is hijacked. Suzanne Fessey fights back and kills one thief but the other, wounded, escapes with her baby onboard. In pursuit of the missing vehicle and baby are helicopter tracker pilot Nia Carras from the air, and Mike Dunn, a nearby wildlife researcher, from the ground. But South Africa's police have bigger problems: a bomb has gone off in Durban, killing the visiting American Ambassador, and chaos has descended on Kwa-Zulu Natal. As the missing baby is tracked through the wild game reserves from Zululand to Zimbabwe, Mike and Nia come to realise that the war on terror has invaded their part of the world.
Saving your second marriage before it starts: nine questions to ask before — and after — you remarry, Les and Leslie 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.
Cat & mouse, James Patterson
Alex Cross is back—and so is a raging and suicidal Gary Soneji. Out of prison and dying from the AIDS virus he contracted there, he will get revenge on Cross before he dies. In addition, we are introduced to a new pair of rivals whose paths cross that of Alex and Soneji. Thomas Augustine Pierce has been chasing his demon, Mr. Smith, since the savage murder of his fiancee. Mr. Smith is a unique monster, with actions toward his victims so insane—so unimaginable—that he is thought of as "not of the earth." Pierce, known in the business as St. Augustine because of his track record for catching killers and his invaluable status to the FBI and Interpol, may even be better than Cross.
Cross the line, James Patterson
Shots ring out in the early morning hours in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. When the smoke clears, a prominent police official lies dead, leaving the city's police force scrambling for answers. Under pressure from the mayor, Alex Cross steps into the leadership vacuum to investigate the case. But before Cross can make any headway, a brutal crime wave sweeps across the region. The deadly scenes share only one common thread - the victims are all criminals. And the only thing more dangerous than a murderer without a conscience, is a killer who thinks he has justice on his side. As Cross pursues an adversary who has appointed himself judge, jury and executioner, he must take the law back into his own hands before the city he's sworn to protect descends into utter chaos.
Dog's best friend, James Patterson, Chris Tebbetts
It's a dog-eat-dog world, and Rafe Khatchadorian is just trying to live in it. Life in middle school is finally starting to seem bearable - until Rafe spots his grandmother standing in the free-meal line at the local soup kitchen. To help earn some money for the family, Rafe concocts a brilliant plan - a dog-walking business that soon turns into a huge money-making neighbourhood empire. He'll even have extra cash to buy his own WormHole Deluxe Multi-Platform GameBox! That is, until two terrible twins launch the Great Dog War by sabotaging Rafe's flyers and stealing his customers. Plus, his bratty kid sister Georgia has skipped a grade - so now she's in all of Rafe's classes. Throw a kid a bone!
I funny TV, James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
Wheelchair-bound middle school student Jamie Grimm's recent victory in the Planet's Funniest Kid Comic Contest leads to a television sitcom based on his life, but being the star of the show forces him to balance his newfound success with the responsibilities of being a good friend.
Jacky Ha-Ha, James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein
With her irresistible urge to tell a joke in every situation - even when she really, really shouldn't - 12 year-old Jacky Ha-Ha loves to make people laugh. And cracking wise helps distract her from thinking about not-so-funny things in her life, like her mom serving in a dangerous, faraway war, and a dad who's hardly ever home. But no matter how much fun Jacky has, she can't seem to escape her worries. So one starlit night, she makes a promise to keep her family together ... even if she has to give up the one thing that makes her happy. But can she stop being Jacky Ha-Ha, if that's who she really is?
Never never, James Patterson, Candice Fox
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.
Now you see her, James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge
A successful lawyer and loving mother, Nina Bloom would do anything to protect the life she's built in New York — including lying to everyone, even her daughter, about her past. But when an innocent man is framed for murder, she knows that she can't let him pay for the real killer's crimes. Nina's secret life began eighteen years ago. She had looks to die for, a handsome police-officer husband, and a carefree life in Key West. When she learned she was pregnant with their first child, her happiness was almost overwhelming. But Nina's world is shattered when she unearths a terrible secret that causes her to run for her life and change her identity. Now, years later, Nina risks everything she's earned to return to Florida and confront the murderous evil she fled.
NYPD Red. 4, James Patterson, Marshall Karp
A jewel heist. A murdered actress. A killer case for NYPD Red. In a city where crime never sleeps, NYPD Red is the elite task force called in when a case involves the rich, famous and connected. Detectives Zach Jordan and Kylie MacDonald are the best of the best - brilliant and tireless investigators who will stop at nothing to catch a criminal, even if it means antagonising the same powerful people they're supposed to be helping. When a glitzy movie premiere is the scene of a shocking murder and high-stakes robbery, NYPD Red gets the call. In a hunt that takes Zach and Kylie from celebrity penthouses to the depths of Manhattan's criminal underworld, they have to find the cold-blooded killer - before he strikes again.
Private, James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
Jack Morgan is a war hero. Returning home from Afghanistan after being wounded, Jack is called into California State Prison to visit his father, Tom, who is serving a life sentence for extortion and murder. Before being incarcerated, Tom ran a private investigation firm called 'Private'. Tom wants Jack to re-start the company, to make it great again, and gives him access to a $15 million dollar account in the Cayman Islands to do it with. Five years later and Jack has set up offices spanning the globe. Private's services are much sort after and Jack has clients ranging from movie stars to politicians.
Private Paris/ James Patterson & Mark Sullivan., James Patterson
When Jack Morgan stops by Private's Paris office, he envisions a quick hello during an otherwise relaxing trip filled with fine food and sightseeing. But Jack is quickly pressed into duty after a call from one of his most important clients asking Private to track down his young granddaughter who is on the run from a brutal drug dealer. As Jack scours the city, several members of Paris's cultural elite are found dead - murdered in shocking, symbolic fashion - and the French police need Private's help.
When the wind blows, James Patterson
In the book that started it all, Frannie O'Neal, a young and talented veterinarian whose husband was recently murdered, has just made a startling discovery in the woods near the animal hospital where she works. Soon after, Kit Harrison, an anxious and unconventional FBI agent, arrives on Frannie's doorstep. These two troubled people come together to learn the secret of what is happening in the woods and the truth behind 11-year-old Max, Frannie's amazing discovery and one of the most unforgettable creations in thriller fiction.
The diary of Samuel Pepys, Samuel Pepys
Kris Marshall and Katherine Jakeways star as Mr & Mrs Pepys in this BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of the world famous diaries. Samuel Pepys was 26 when he decided to start keeping a diary, in January 1660. For the next ten years he faithfully recorded the day's events and confessed his innermost thoughts. That diary has since become one of our most important, and fascinating, historical documents. This collection comprises all ten radio series plus a special Saturday Drama centring on the Great Fire of London.
Celeste, Roland Perry
Courtesan, countess, bestselling author - the tempestuous true story of a woman far ahead of her time. Born in the gutters of Paris in 1824, Celeste made her name as a dancer in the Parisian dance halls, where it is said she invented the can-can. Then, as an equestrienne at the Paris hippodrome, her daring feats on horseback thrilled the crowds. However, it was as the city's most celebrated courtesan that the young Parisian found genuine fame and fortune. Strikingly beautiful and charismatic, her lovers included famous novelists, artists and composers, not least Georges Bizet, whom, many believe, based his free and fearless Carmen on Celeste.
Too fat, too slutty, too loud: the rise and reign of the unruly woman, Anne Helen Petersen
From celebrity gossip expert and BuzzFeed culture writer Anne Helen Petersen comes an accessible, analytical look at how female celebrities are pushing boundaries of what it means to be an "acceptable" woman. You know the type: the woman who won't shut up, who's too brazen, too opinionated—too much. She's the unruly woman, and she embodies one of the most provocative and powerful forms of womanhood today. In Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud, Anne Helen Petersen uses the lens of "unruliness" to explore the ascension of pop culture powerhouses like Lena Dunham, Nicki Minaj, and Kim Kardashian, exploring why the public loves to love (and hate) these controversial figures. With its brisk, incisive analysis, Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud will be a conversation-starting book on what makes and breaks celebrity today.
Freak the Mighty, Rodman Philbrick
At the beginning of eighth grade, learning disabled Max and his new friend Freak, whose birth defect has affected his body but not his brilliant mind, find that when they combine forces they make a powerful team.
Dogzombies rule for now, Liz Pichon
Here's my EXCELLENT PLAN to make DogZombies the BEST band in the WHOLE WIDE WORLD! How hard can it be? (Very.) Right now I'm going to: 1. Write more songs (not about teachers). 2. Make a SPECTACULAR music video (easy). 3. Get some sleep (tricky when you're being kept awake by LOUD NOISES). 4. Annoy Delia (nothing to do with DogZombies but always FUN).
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.
Terry Pratchett presents Miss Felicity Beedle's The world of poo, Terry Pratchett
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. As he turned page after page, it dawned on him that whoever had written this book, they certainly knew what would make kids like Young Sam laugh until they were nearly sick. The bit about sailing down the river almost made him smile. But interspersed with the scatology was actually quite interesting stuff about septic tanks and dunnakin divers and gongfermors and how dog muck helped make the very best leather, and other things that you never thought you would need to know, but once heard somehow lodged in your mind.
The evolution of beauty: how Darwin's forgotten theory of mate choice shapes the animal world— and us, Richard O Prum
A major reimagining of how evolutionary forces work, revealing how mating preferences—what Darwin termed "the taste for the beautiful"—create the extraordinary range of ornament in the animal world. In the great halls of science, dogma holds that Darwin's theory of natural selection explains every branch on the tree of life: which species thrive, which wither away to extinction, and what features each evolves. But can adaptation by natural selection really account for everything we see in nature? The Evolution of Beauty presents a unique scientific vision for how nature's splendor contributes to a more complete understanding of evolution and of ourselves.
The tiger in the well, Philip Pullman
This trap is so well laid that she is powerless to prove otherwise. When custody of her precious daughter is awarded to this evil stranger, it is the beginning of a terrifying struggle in which Sally will have to fight, with a gun if necessary, for the freedom of her family. The third instalment of the quartet. Sally is a surprising and modern heroine, and her fight against unknown and relentless evil in Victorian London makes an exhilarating and unforgettable novel. An unabridged reading of Philip Pullman's nerve-shattering thriller.
The queen of spades, Alexander Pushkin
The story of a gambler who tries to learn a secret for winning at cards, but loses everything.
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."
Cut, Marc Raabe
At 11 years old, Gabriel Naumann is witness to a horrific crime. 29 years later his girlfriend is taken. Then the messages begin. 'If you want to find her, then you'll have to find me'. Somebody knows the truth. Somebody knows what he did. And now his girlfriend will pay for it - unless he can find her in time. When you've spent decades running from your past, what do you do when it finally catches up with you?
The four legendary kingdoms, Matthew Reilly
Jack West Jr and his family are living happily on their remote farm when Jack is brutally kidnapped and awakes in an underground cell to find a masked attacker with a knife charging at him. Jack, it seems, has been chosen - along with a dozen other elite soldiers - to compete in a series of deadly challenges designed to fulfil an ancient ritual. With the fate of the Earth at stake, he will have to traverse diabolical mazes, fight cruel assassins and face unimaginable horrors that will test him like he has never been tested before. In the process, he will discover the mysterious and powerful group of individuals behind it all: the four legendary kingdoms.
All quiet on the western front, Erich Maria Remarque
First published as a novel in 1929, it tells the story of a group of young German soldiers who are enduring, and then coming to terms with, the realities of the First World War. At the age of 19, following the outbreak of the First World War, Paul Baumer enlists in the German Army. He is deployed to the Western Front, where the experience of life and death in the trenches has an enormous effect on him. He begins to feel disconnected from his past life: his family, his love of poetry, and his feelings. As the war progresses, Paul becomes increasingly lost in battle.
The killing doll, Ruth Rendell
In a shabby London suburb, sixteen-year-old Pup Yearman dabbles in magic. But for Pup's older sister Dolly, the magic is more than dabbling. Deformed by a facial birthmark, Dolly desperately wants to be cured and her obsession with Pup's magic sends her on a dangerous downward spiral into confusion, madness and possibly murder. Meanwhile, in a squalid boarding house not far away, a young Irishman sharpens a set of butcher knives.
Tales of the peculiar, Ransom Riggs
In this collection of fairy tales, Ransom Riggs invites you to uncover hidden legends of the peculiar world. A fork-tongued princess, a girl who talks to ghosts, and wealthy cannibals who dine on the discarded limbs of peculiars are just a few of the characters whose stories will have you hooked.
Demigods and magicians: three stories from the world of Percy Jackson and the Kane chronicles, Rick Riordan
Puffin presents the unabridged, downloadable, audiobook addition of Demigods and Magicians, written and read by Rick Riordan. Magic meets mythology in this explosive trilogy of short stories from Rick Riordan. When a mysterious magical disturbance draws magicians Carter and Sadie Kane to New York, they meet another pair of kids with abilities as incredible as their own: Percy Jackson and Annabeth Chase! And it's no coincidence that they've all been drawn to the Big Apple. A crazed sorcerer, Setne, is stirring up double trouble, unleashing dangerous creatures from both Greek and Egyptian myth. With Setne determined to devour the gods themselves to obtain the gift of immortality, demigods and magicians must combine their powers to stop him, before it's too late... Features the three short stories The Son of Sobek, The Staff of Serapis and The Crown of Ptolemy.
Percy Jackson and the battle of the labyrinth, Rick Riordan
Honestly, blowing up another school was the last thing I wanted. As the son of a Greek god, I've had my share of near-death disaster. This summer, I didn't choose to battle the cheerleading squad, but when two hissing she-devils with fangs are heading straight for you, what's a half-blood meant to do? That was just the beginning.
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. Want to know how Zeus came to be top god? How many times Kronos ate one of his own kids? How Athena literally burst out of another god's head? It's all here in black and white... Plus, an exclusive bonus chapter from The Blood of Olympus, the fifth and final book in the Heroes of Olympus series!
Unshakeable: your financial freedom playbook: creating peace of mind in a world of volatility, Anthony Robbins
After interviewing fifty of the world's greatest financial minds and penning the #1 New York Times bestseller Money: Master the Game, Tony Robbins returns with a step-by-step playbook, taking you on a journey to transform your financial life and accelerate your path to financial freedom. No matter your salary, your stage of life, or when you started, this book will provide the tools to help you achieve your financial goals more rapidly than you ever thought possible. Master the mindset of true wealth and experience the fulfillment you deserve today.
Jonathan unleashed, Meg Rosoff
Jonathan Trefoil's boss is unhinged, his relationship baffling and his apartment just the wrong side of legal. His girlfriend wants to marry someone just like him - only richer and more organised with a different sense of humour. On the plus side, his two flatmates are determined to fix his life - or possibly to destroy it altogether. It's difficult to be certain as they only speak dog. Poor Jonathan. He doesn't remember life being this confusing back in the good old days before everyone expected him to act like a person. But one thing he knows for sure: if he can make it in New York City, he can make it anywhere. Will he get out of advertising, meet the girl of his dreams and figure out the gender of his secret crush? Given how it's going so far, probably not.
Reality is not what it seems: the journey to quantum gravity, Carlo Rovelli
Do space and time truly exist? What is reality made of? Can we understand its deep texture? Scientist Carlo Rovelli has spent his whole life exploring these questions and pushing the boundaries of what we know. In this mind-expanding book, he shows how our understanding of reality has changed throughout centuries, from Democritus to loop quantum gravity. Taking us on a wondrous journey, he invites us to imagine a whole new world where black holes are waiting to explode, spacetime is made up of grains, and infinity does not exist a vast universe still largely undiscovered.
Artie and the grime wave, Richard Roxburgh
Artie and his best friend Bumshoe have stumbled upon a Cave-of-Possibly-Stolen-Stuff, and along with it a gang of shady characters including scary Mary, fang-toothed Funnel-web and the devious Mayor Grime. Artie and Bumshoe's attempt to solve the mystery sparks a chaotic chain of events that involves kidnapping, puppy-dog cutlets, modern art and pioneering the sport of the bungee-wedgie. It's a sticky situation and if Artie's going to escape, he might need help from family, friends, a little old lady, a small dog and the Fartex 120Y.
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.
Bliss, Lynsay Sands
Something had to be done. It had gone on too long, and if King Henry received one more letter from either of the feuding nobles, he'd go mad. Lady Tiernay was a beauty, but whoever married her would truly get a mixed blessing. And Lord Holden—could all the rumours regarding his cold heart be lies? Heaven alone knew what would happen when two foes were the last things between themselves and the passion they'd never known they wanted.
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. After reading this wildly inventive book that even turns upside down! You'll never look at being bored the same way again.
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. In this delightful celebration of reading, Schwalbe invites us along on his quest for books that speak to the specific challenges of living in our modern world, with all its noise and distractions. In each chapter, he discusses a particular book, what brought him to it (or vice versa), the people in his life he associates with it, and how it became a part of his understanding of himself in the world. These books span centuries and genres (from classic works of adult and children's literature to contemporary thrillers and even cookbooks), and each one relates to the questions and concerns we all share. Throughout, Schwalbe focuses on the way certain books can help us honour those we've loved and lost, and also figure out how to live each day more fully. Rich with stories and recommendations, Books for Living is a treasure for everyone who loves books and loves to hear the answer to the question: "What are you reading?"
Lucky boy, Shanthi Sekaran
Eighteen years old and fizzing with optimism, Solimar Castro-Valdez embarks on a perilous journey across the Mexican border. Weeks later, she arrives in Berkeley, California, dazed by first love found then lost, and pregnant. This was not the plan. Undocumented and unmoored, Soli discovers that her son, Ignacio, can become her touchstone, and motherhood her identity in a world where she's otherwise invisible. Kavya Reddy has created a beautiful life in Berkeley, but then she can't get pregnant and that beautiful life seems suddenly empty. When Soli is placed in immigrant detention and Ignacio comes under Kavya's care, Kavya finally gets to be the singing, story-telling kind of mother she dreamed of being. But she builds her love on a fault line, her heart wrapped around someone else's child. "Nacho" to Soli, and "Iggy" to Kavya, the boy is steeped in love, but his destiny and that of his two mothers teeters between two worlds as Soli fights to get back to him. Lucky Boy is a moving and revelatory ode to the ever-changing borders of love.
Classic BBC radio Shakespeare: tragedies., William Shakespeare
Three powerful radio productions from the BBC archives starring Ian McKellen, Ronald Pickup and Paul Scofield and a host of celebrated acting talent. These three legendary plays, performed by some of the best-known theatrical actors of the 20th Century, are the perfect way to commemorate England's greatest dramatist.
Coriolanus., 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. In the acclaimed BBC Radio Shakespeare series, each play is introduced by Richard Eyre, former Director of the Royal National Theatre. Revitalised, original and comprehensive, this is Shakespeare for the new millennium. Coriolanus tells of a proud Roman general who captures the town Corioli but subsequently falls from favour with the Roman people. He allies himself with the Volscians and leads an attack on Rome, but allegiances are won and lost before the final tragic end.
The merchant of Venice, William Shakespeare
Warren Mitchell plays Shylock the wily Jew with Martin Jarvis as Antonio and Samuel West as Bassanio in Shakespeare's dramatic and complex 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. In the acclaimed BBC Radio Shakespeare series, each play is introduced by Richard Eyre, former Director of the Royal National Theatre. Revitalised, original and comprehensive, this is Shakespeare for the new millennium.
Othello, William Shakespeare
Ray Fearon plays Othello with Anastasia Hille as Desdemona in Shakespeare's powerful play of passion, jealousy and bitter rage. In this story of evil cunning perverting a once noble mind, radio captures lago's sly hints & boasts to the audience with shocking clarity. The listener is led along an emotional path taht grips with fascinating horror until the play's inevitably tragic conclusion. 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. In the acclaimed BBC Radio Shakespeare series, each play is introduced by Richard Eyre, former Director of the Royal National Theatre. Revitalised, original and comprehensive, this is Shakespeare for the new millennium.
Sons of destiny, Darren Shan
As Darren faces the final showdown with his archenemy, Steve Leopard, he seeks a way to trick destiny and avoid the requirement that one of them die and the other become Lord of the Shadows, fated to destroy the world.
The summer before the war, Helen Simonson
Set in the idyllic beauty of a late Edwardian summer in the country, where the passionate pursuit of unexpected love and the village outrage over the arrival of a female Latin teacher will all be swept away by the onset of a war no one could imagine. East Sussex, 1914. Soon, everything will be tested as this small Sussex town and its inhabitants go to war.
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? The Blessing of Brokenness: Mary Lou Dixon works at the Christ Holiness Baptist Church. She's overseeing the repair of the cross above the altar in time for Christmas when things start to go horribly wrong. The Truth about Pretty Girls: 43-year-old Jude Hanson has returned home to Poulet and her mother - the Georgia mountain town she grew up in and the woman she hoped never to see again. Necessary Women: She was fourteen when she watched mother die. With her mother gone, her father told her she had to be the woman of the house. And then he went away for six months. Now she's got a surprise for him. The Mean Time: It's a hot summer's day and 12-year-old Peanut and her cousins are being driven into town on the back of a trailer drawn by Uncle Toby in his tractor. It's Peanut's 'mean time' age and she's about to do something she'll regret.
Precious and grace, Alexander McCall Smith
For years Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi - co-directors of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency - have been helping people with the problems in their lives, but their partnership is tested by a curious case: a client who wants to rediscover the life she lost when she left Botswana 30 years ago. Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi soon find that the quest for the truth takes them in very different directions. They are each convinced that they are on the right track - but what if they are both wrong? Meanwhile Mma Ramotswe must extract Mr Polopetsi - part-time assistant detective - from a potential disaster with wide-reaching consequences, deal with a stray dog that Fanwell - the gentle mechanic - has brought into their lives and cope with the agency's archenemy, Violet Sephotho. Steeped in the heat of summer in Botswana, and packed with intrigue, this heartfelt tale of friendship under pressure reveals how coming to terms with the past may be the only way to face the future.
Gray work: confessions of an American paramilitary spy, Jamie F Smith
In this unprecedented book, a paramilitary contractor with more than two decades of experience gives us a first-hand look into the secret lives of America's private warriors and their highly covert work around the world. Author Jamie Smith has planned and executed hundreds of missions on behalf of government agencies and private industry in some of the world's most dangerous hot spots—and lived to tell the tale. They are elite warriors who run highly dangerous missions deep inside foreign countries on the brink of war. Jamie Smith knows these men well. Not only is he one of them, but he was the founding director of one of the most successful global, private military contracting firms. As founding director of Blackwater Security and then as head of his own company, Smith has helped shape a decade of war. His book powerfully illustrates how the men who serve in this grey area between the public and private worlds are transforming the art and science of modern warfare.
Where roses never die, Gunnar Staalesen
September 1977. Mette Misvaer, a three-year-old girl, disappears without trace from the sandpit outside her home. Her tiny, close middle-class community in the tranquil suburb of Nordas is devastated, but their enquiries and the police produce nothing. Curtains twitch, suspicions are raised, but Mette is never found. Almost 25 years later, as the expiry date for the statute of limitations draws near, Mette's mother approaches PI Varg Veum in a last, desperate attempt to find out what happened to her daughter. As Veum starts to dig, he uncovers an intricate web of secrets, lies and shocking events that have been methodically concealed. When another brutal incident takes place, a pattern begins to emerge.
Arsenic for tea, Robin Stevens
Schoolgirl detectives Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong are at Daisy's home, Fallingford, for the holidays. Daisy's glamorous mother is throwing a tea party for Daisy's birthday, and the whole family is invited, from eccentric Aunt Saskia to dashing Uncle Felix. But it soon becomes clear that this party isn't really about Daisy at all. Naturally, Daisy is furious. Then one of their party falls seriously, mysteriously ill - and everything points to poison. With wild storms preventing anyone from leaving, or the police from arriving, Fallingford suddenly feels like a very dangerous place to be. Not a single person present is what they seem - and everyone has a secret or two. And when someone very close to Daisy looks suspicious, the Detective Society must do everything they can to reveal the truth... no matter the consequences.
First class murder, Robin Stevens
Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong are taking a holiday on the world-famous Orient Express - and it's clear that each of their fellow first-class passengers has something to hide. Even more intriguing: there is rumour of a spy in their midst. Then, during dinner, there is a scream from inside one of the cabins. When the door is broken down, a passenger is found murdered, her stunning ruby necklace gone. But the killer has vanished - as if into thin air. Daisy and Hazel are faced with their first ever locked-room mystery - and with competition from several other sleuths, who are just as determined to crack the case.
Jolly foul play, Robin Stevens
Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong have returned to Deepdean for a new school term, but nothing is the same. There's a new Head Girl, Elizabeth Hurst, and a team of Prefects - and these bullying Big Girls are certainly not good eggs. Then, after the fireworks display on Bonfire Night, Elizabeth is found - murdered. Many girls at Deepdean had reason to hate Elizabeth, but who might have committed such foul play? Could the murder be linked to the secrets and scandals, scribbled on scraps of paper, that are suddenly appearing around the school? And with their own friendship falling to pieces, how will Daisy and Hazel solve this mystery? Praise for the Murder Most Unladylike series: 'Ripping good fun' The Times 'Thrilling' Guardian 'Top class' Financial Times 'A delight' Daily Mail
Murder most unladylike, Robin Stevens
When Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong set up their very own secret detective agency at Deepdean School for Girls, they struggle to find any truly exciting mysteries to investigate. (Unless you count the case of Lavinia's missing tie. Which they don't.) Then Hazel discovers the Science Mistress, Miss Bell, lying dead in the Gym. She assumes it was a terrible accident - but when she and Daisy return five minutes later, the body has disappeared. Now Hazel and Daisy not only have a murder to solve: they have to prove one happened in the first place. Determined to get to the bottom of the crime before the killer strikes again (and before the police can get there first, naturally), Hazel and Daisy must hunt for evidence, spy on their suspects and use all the cunning and intuition they can muster. But will they succeed? And can their friendship stand the test?
Nimona, Noelle Stevenson
Nimona is an impulsive young shapeshifter with a knack for villainy. Lord Ballister Blackheart is a villain with a vendetta. As sidekick and supervillain, Nimona and Lord Blackheart are about to wreak some serious havoc. Their mission: prove to the kingdom that Sir Ambrosius Goldenloin and his buddies at the Institution of Law Enforcement and Heroics aren't the heroes everyone thinks they are. But as small acts of mischief escalate into a vicious battle, Lord Blackheart realizes that Nimona's powers are as murky and mysterious as her past. And her unpredictable wild side might be more dangerous than he is willing to admit.
Viking at school, Jeremy Strong
When Sigurd the Viking arrives back in Flotby, not everyone's pleased to see him-in fact the whole town quickly goes down with a severe attack of Vikingitis. Mr and Mrs Ellis don't know what to do with him until they hit upon a brilliant idea-perhaps a short spell at school would teach him some twentieth-century manners.
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. One day she is pleasantly surprised by a visit from Lockwood, who tells her he needs a good Listener for a tough assignment. Penelope Fittes, the leader of the giant Fittes Agency wants them—and only them—to locate and remove the Source for the legendary Brixton Cannibal. They succeed in their very dangerous task, but tensions remain high between Lucy and the other agents. Even the skull in the jar talks to her like a jilted lover. What will it take to reunite the team? Black marketeers, an informant ghost, a Spirit Cape that transports the wearer, and mysteries involving Steve Rotwell and Penelope Fittes just may do the trick. But, in a shocking cliffhanger ending, the team learns that someone has been manipulating them all along.
The screaming staircase, Jonathan Stroud
A sinister Problem has occurred in London: all nature of ghosts, haunts, spirits, and specters are appearing throughout the city, and they aren't exactly friendly. Only young people have the psychic abilities required to see-and eradicate-these supernatural foes. Many different Psychic Detection Agencies have cropped up to handle the dangerous work, and they are in fierce competition for business.
Darkness of dragons, Tui Sutherland
Qibli knows Darkstalker must be stopped. And he knows he could stop him — if he had magic. With even a sliver of the ancient dragon's all-powerful scroll, Qibli could rewrite history the right way: end war forever; make every dragon happy; perhaps even cast a very small spell so that everyone would like him. Instead, as Darkstalker's dangerous influence spreads across Pyrrhia, entrancing or killing every dragon in the seven tribes, Qibli can only grasp the small animus objects he's borrowed from Turtle. With some clever thinking, Qibli's talons finally hold the power to make a difference. But prophecies are not easy to rewrite. Can Qibli be the magical force Pyrrhia needs, or will he be the one to bring Jade Mountain - and his family, his friends, his whole world - crashing down?
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. In the city of Serra, Helene Aquilla finds herself bound to the will of the Empire's twisted new leader, Marcus. When her loyalty is questioned, Helene finds herself taking on a mission to prove herself—a mission that might destroy her, instead.
Sherlock Holmes' Rediscovered railway mysteries & other short stories, John Taylor
Inspired by Arthur Conan Doyle's original Sherlock Holmes stories, John Taylor has written four more mysteries featuring the world's greatest detective. These new adventures share all the suspense of the original tales. In a drawer in his bureau, Dr Watson keeps a locked cedarwood chest - a 'box of secrets'. It contains an archive of notes referring to some of Holmes' cases that, for one reason or another, never saw the light of day. Now, for the first time, Watson has decided to reveal the truth to the world... Holmes experiments with the science of ballistics, locates some missing gold bullion, investigates the theft of a large amount of money and solves the baffling mystery of the Stovey murder.
The darkest corners, Kara Thomas
The Darkest Corners is a psychological thriller about the lies little girls tell, and the deadly truths those lies become. There are ghosts around every corner in Fayette, Pennsylvania. Tessa left when she was nine and has been trying ever since not to think about it after what happened there that last summer. Memories of things so dark will burn themselves into your mind if you let them. Callie never left. She moved to another house, so she doesn't have to walk those same halls, but then Callie always was the stronger one. Only the closer Tessa gets to the truth, the closer she gets to a killer-and this time, it won't be so easy to run away.
Act of war: a thriller, Brad Thor
After a CIA agent mysteriously dies overseas, his top asset surfaces with a startling and terrifying claim. There's just one problem no one knows if she can be trusted. But when six exchange students go missing, two airplane passengers trade places, and one political-asylum seeker is arrested, a deadly chain of events is set in motion. With the United States facing an imminent and devastating attack, America's new president must turn to covert counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath to help carry out two of the most dangerous operations in the country's history. Code-named "Gold Dust" and "Blackbird," they are shrouded in absolute secrecy as either of them, if discovered, will constitute an act of war.
Practicing the power of now: essential teachings, meditations, and exercises from the Power of now, Eckhart Tolle
A collection of simple meditations and exercises helps readers heighten their consciousness of the present and live in the moment more completely.
Realizing the power of now: an in-depth retreat with Eckhart Tolle., Eckhart Tolle
Considered by many an emerging classic, The Power of now is quickly nearing one million copies in print, and the humble man known as Eckhart Tolle is becoming America's most popular spiritual teacher. Recognized for his unique ability to draw listeners into the awakened state he calls 'presence', Tolle continues to top bestseller lists and fill auditoriums with men and women seeking a deeper sense of connection with life.
Stillness speaks, Eckhart Tolle
Stillness speaks is an authentic, unsentimental, and wisdom-laden guide to living a fuller emotional, psychological and more authentic life. Eckhart Tolle's follow-up to The power of now speaks beautifully about what he calls 'the state of presence' and his words carry the refined vibrational energy of that state. Stillness speaks is both intensely inspirational and practical and is destined to stand as a spiritual classic.
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. Simply put, those who don't negotiate well risk falling victim to those who do. Throughout his career, success expert Brian Tracy has negotiated millions of dollars worth of contracts. Now, with this concise guide, you too can become a master negotiator. Smart negotiation can save you time and money, make you more effective, and contribute substantially to your career.
The colour, Rose Tremain
Joseph and Harriet Blackstone emigrate from Norfolk to New Zealand in search of new beginnings and prosperity. But the harsh land near Christchurch where they settle threatens to destroy them almost before they begin. When Joseph finds gold in the creek he is seized by a rapturous obsession with the voluptuous riches awaiting him deep in the earth. Abandoning his farm and family, he sets off alone for the new gold-fields over the Southern Alps, a moral wilderness where many others, under the seductive dreams of "the colour", are violently rushing to their destinies. By turns both moving and terrifying, it is a story of the quest for the impossible, an attempt to mine the complexities of love and in the process discover the sacrifices to be made in the pursuit of happiness.
The gustav sonata, Rose Tremain
Gustav Perle grows up in a small town in Switzerland where the horrors of the Second World War seem distant. He adores his mother, but she treats him with bitter severity, disapproving especially of his intense friendship with Anton, the Jewish boy at school. A gifted pianist, Anton is tortured by stage fright; only in secret games with Gustav does his imagination thrive. But Gustav is taught that he must develop a hard shell, 'like a coconut', to protect the softness inside - just like the hard shell perfected by his country to protect its neutrality. But despite this hard shell, nothing in Gustav's life can be called neutral. Older and increasingly curious about his absent father, Gustav discovers the traces of an erotic love affair - traces which still glow white-hot even now.
Barchester Towers, Anthony Trollope
A lavish BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Anthony Trollope's much-loved novel. His much-loved series of witty and gently satirical stories of provincial life, The Barchester Chronicles are set in the fictional town of Barchester and the surrounding county of Barsetshire.In Barchester Towers, the cathedral town of Barchester, is changing again with the arrival of a new Bishop, his wife and Chaplain from London throwing all Barchester into disarray.
Dr Thorne, Anthony Trollope
Anthony Trollope's much-loved series of witty and gently satirical stories of provincial life, The Barchester Chronicles are set in the fictional town of Barchester and the surrounding county of Barsetshire.In Dr Thorne, when young Frank Gresham, the heir to the aristocratic Greshambury estate, expresses his desire to marry Mary, her uncle Dr Thorne realises that the secret he has concealed for so long can no longer stay secret.
Framley Parsonage, Anthony Trollope
Anthony Trollope's much-loved series of witty and gently satirical stories of provincial life, The Barchester Chronicles are set in the fictional town of Barchester and the surrounding county of Barsetshire. In Framley Parsonage, Mark Robarts, the young vicar of Framley, cannot resist the lure of celebrity beyond his own village. But he's to risk everything in his ambitious pursuits, including his devoted wife and children and his sister's happiness.
The last chronicle of Barset, Anthony Trollope
Anthony Trollope's series of witty and gently satirical stories of provincial life, The Barchester Chronicles, are set in the fictional town of Barchester and the surrounding county of Barsetshire.
The small house at Allington, Anthony Trollope
Anthony Trollope's series of witty and gently satirical stories of provincial life, The Barchester Chronicles, are set in the fictional town of Barchester and the surrounding county of Barsetshire.
The warden, Anthony Trollope
A lavish BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Anthony Trollope's much-loved novel. Anthony Trollope's much-loved series of witty and gently satirical stories of provincial life, The Barchester Chronicles are set in the fictional town of Barchester and the surrounding county of Barsetshire.The Warden, the gentle Mr Harding, finds his peaceful life disrupted when his would be son-in-law John Bold calls into question the large income he receives as warden of Barchester Alms House.
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. From the first image of a galaxy birth to Spirit rover's exploration of Mars, to the discovery of water on one of Jupiter's moons, co-authors Neil deGrasse Tyson and Donald Goldsmith conduct a galvanizing tour of the cosmos with clarity and exuberance.
A witch of dirty habits, Kaye Umansky
Pongwiffy is a happy witch - until the day the gruesome gang of goblins move in next door and make her life miserable. So she goes to live with her not-so-best friend, Sharkadder, who tries to find her a new slum and a much-needed familiar. All they can come up with is a hamster from Amsterdam called Hugo. What an embarrassment! But Hugo is really an amazing hamster with hidden strengths.
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. He is the real-life inspiration for the Iron Man series of films starring Robert Downey Junior. Elon Musk is the Steve Jobs of the present and the future, and for the past twelve months, he has been shadowed by tech reporter, Ashlee Vance. Elon Musk: How the Billionaire CEO of Spacex and Tesla is Shaping our Future is an important, exciting and intelligent account of the real-life Iron Man.
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. Inside, everything is exactly the way it was when the old man died ten years ago. While taking a break from his research, Jack snoops through the father's books and finds an old photo album filled with black-and-white pictures of orphaned children. Intrigued, he continues searching and finds what appears to be evidence of murder and an old leather journal, handwritten entirely in German. Rachel Cook, Jack's girlfriend, translates the journal for him. What it reveals instantly puts both of their lives in mortal danger.
When night comes: a Jack Turner suspense novel, Dan Walsh
Jack Turner comes back to Culpepper to give a series of lectures for his old History professor. Within days, he starts having bizarre experiences at night. Like he's travelling back in time, experiencing the epic events in his lectures first-hand. He has no control over these experiences and can't make them stop.
A tail of two kitties, Tom Watson
It's a big day in the big city for Stick Cat and his best friend, Edith. There are treasures to hunt, songs to sing, pigeons to catch, and naps to take. But way up on the twenty-third floor, danger lurks just around the corner. Terrible noises and violent crashes trap a desperate man in the building across the alley. Stick Cat will need to navigate his way across the alley—and around Edith's peculiar ways—to attempt a rescue. Stick Cat's high-wire act is sure to please cat lovers and Stick Dog fans everywhere.
Wheel of the infinite, Martha Wells
In Martha Wells's latest fantasy novel, all is lost unless Maskelle and Rian manage to discover the cause of the Wheel's accelerating disintegration.
And then there were four, Nancy Werlin
New York Times bestselling author Nancy Werlin returns to YA suspense with this page-turner mystery for fans of Lauren Oliver, Neal Shusterman, and Lois Duncan Let's not die today. Not even to make things easier for our parents. When a building collapses around five teenagers—and they just barely escape—they know something strange is going on. With an unlikely group of heroes, sky-high stakes, and two budding romances, this gripping murder mystery will keep readers guessing until the last page. Read by Jorjeana Marie and Michael Crouch, with James Lurie, May Wuthrich, and Nick Martorelli.
Benedict Cumberbatch reads thrilling stories of the railway, Victor L Whitechurch
Benedict Cumberbatch reads five stories featuring the famous vegetarian railway detective, Thorpe Hazell, as heard on BBC Radio 4.In The Affair of the German Dispatch-Box, Hazell hatches a daring plan to retrieve a highly sensitive government document before it reaches the German Ambassador. In Sir Gilbert Murrell's Picture, When an entire wagon containing valuable paintings disappears from a goods train, Hazell's skill is needed. In The Affair of the Corridor Express, a multimillionaire's son disappears from a moving train. Hazell must find the kidnappers before the boy is lost forever. In The Stolen Necklace a lady begs Hazell to help when the diamond necklace that she borrowed is stolen from her suitcase. In The Affair of the Birmingham Bank, customers keep drawing money from a Midlands bank, so gold reserves are sent by train. Hazell must guard against train robbery.
Children's stories by Oscar Wilde. Volume 2, Oscar Wilde
The wonderful Stephen Fry reads more stories by Oscar Wilde. The Model Millionaire, The Star Child and The Birthday of the Infanta Immerse yourself in a world where the wonderful Stephen Fry reads some of the more memorable short stories of our time. Stephen's voice takes you into a different kind of listening experience, enabling you to imagine narrative, settings, animals and people with vivid colour and meaning. Enjoy the work of one of the most celebrated writers of our time - Irish poet, playwright and short story writer Oscar Wilde.
Amy Wingate's Journal, Marcia Willett
When Amy consults her doctor about her increasing mood swings, she is advised to keep a diary as an outlet for her bursts of irritation. And her life obligingly becomes eventful enough to provide interesting reading. But it is the tantalising allusions to Amy's past - so at odds with her appearance as the stereotypical retired schoolmistress - that intrigues, delights, and eventually reveals a woman of surprising qualities.
When the English fall: a novel, David (David Gerald) Williams
David Williams's debut novel is a thoroughly engrossing look into the closed world of the Amish, as well as a thought-provoking examination of "civilization" and what remains if the centre cannot hold.
Bad girls, Jacqueline Wilson
Shy, mild Mandy has been bullied at school for as long as she can remember. That's why she is delighted when cheeky, daring, full-of-fun Tanya picks her as a friend. Mum isn't happy - she thinks Tanya's a BAD GIRL and a bad influence on her daughter. But Mandy loves spending time with her brilliant new friend, and is sure Tanya can only get her out of trouble, not into it ... or could she?
Zodiac, Sam Wilson
In a society divided along Zodiac lines, status is cast at birth - and binding for life. Who you are can be determined by a matter of days, hours, even minutes. When a series of uniquely brutal murders targets victims from totally different signs, is it misguided revolution or the work of a serial killer? They may disagree over whether the answers are written in the stars, but they are united by their belief that a grand plan is being executed.
The boy behind the curtain, Tim Winton
By turns impassioned, funny, joyous, astonishing, this is Winton's most personal book to date, an insight into the man who's held us enthralled for three decades and helped us reshape our view of ourselves. Behind it all, from risk-taking youth to surprise-averse middle age, has been the crazy punt of staking everything on becoming a writer.
The hidden life of trees, Peter Wohlleben
Are trees social beings? In this international bestseller forester and author Peter Wohlleben convincingly makes the case that, yes, the forest is a social network. He draws on groundbreaking scientific discoveries to describe how trees are like human families: tree parents live together with their children, communicate with them, support them as they grow, share nutrients with those who are sick or struggling, and even warn each other of impending dangers. Wohlleben also shares his deep love of woods and forests, explaining the amazing processes of life, death, and regeneration he has observed in his woodland. After you have read The Hidden Life of Trees, a walk in the woods will never be the same again.
The people in the trees, Hanya Yanagihara
In 1950, a young doctor call Norton Perina signs on with the anthropologist Paul Tallent for an expedition to the remote Micronesian island of Ivu'ivu in search of a rumoured lost tribe. They succeed in finding not only that tribe but also a group of forest dwellers they dub 'The Dreamers', who turn out to be fantastically long-lived but progressively more senile. Perina suspects the source of their longevity is a hard-to-find turtle; unable to resist the possibility of eternal life, he kills one and smuggles some meat back to the States. He scientifically proves his thesis, earning worldwide fame and the Nobel Prize, but he soon discovers that its miraculous property comes at a terrible price. As things quickly spiral out of his control, his own demons take hold, with devastating personal consequences.
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. Just as she finds her footing in this strange new world, a dangerous proposition presents itself, and Fabiola soon realizes that freedom comes at a cost. Trapped at the crossroads of an impossible choice, will she pay the price for the American dream?

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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. From the 1960s to the present day, the book offers a decade-by-decade exploration of American music and history. Interviews with rock legends - Bob Dylan, Mick Jagger, Kurt Cobain, Bruce Springsteen, and more - appear alongside iconic photographs by Baron Wolman, Annie Leibovitz, Mark Seliger, and other leading image-makers. With feature articles, excerpts, and exposés by such quintessential writers as Hunter S. Thompson, Matt Taibbi, and David Harris, this book is an irresistible and essential keepsake of the magazine that has defined American music for generations of readers.
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. This diverse collection of stories explores the ways in which we live among-and often in conflict with-our non-human counterparts. These stories feature animals from the familiar (dogs and cats) to the exotic (elands and emus), and in these stories animals are both the rescuers and the rescued.
Amsterdam,
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. Get to the heart of Amsterdam and begin your journey now! Inside the Lonely Planet Amsterdam Travel Guide: Colour maps and images throughout.
The Auckland University Press anthology of New Zealand literature, Edited by Jane Stafford and Mark Williams
'What, after all, is the truth of a place that has only just been worked into language?' From Polynesian Mythology to the Yates' Garden Guide, from Allen Curnow to Alice Tawhai, from Jessie Mackay to Alison Wong, from Julius Vogel to Albert Wendt, from the letters of Wiremu Te Rangikaheke to the notebooks of Katherine Mansfield - Maori, Pakeha,Pasifika, and Asian New Zealanders have struggled for two and a half centuries to work the English language into some sort of truth about this place. The Auckland University Press Anthology of New Zealand Literature brings together for the first time in one volume this country's major writing, from the earliest records of exploration and encounter to the globalised, multicultural present.
Bad dads: art inspired by the films of Wes Anderson, Spoke Art Gallery
"The third volume in the New York Times bestselling Wes Anderson Collection series showcases the best artwork from 'Bad Dads,' an annual exhibition of art inspired by the films of Wes Anderson. Curated by Spoke Art Gallery in San Francisco, 'Bad Dads' has continued to grow and progress as a dynamic group exhibition since its inaugural show in 2011, and has featured work from more than 400 artists from around the world. Those artworks range from paintings to sculptures to limited-edition screen prints and vary greatly in style, making for a diverse and lively show each year.
The big book of things that go.,
Discover every type of transport imaginable in this fun, informative visual guide, from trucks and diggers to aeroplanes and trains, kids will find out all about how things go on the road, at sea and in the air. The annotated high-resolution photographs show them in stunning detail everything there is to know about these vehicles.
The big noisy book of planes.,
Discover every type of plane imaginable in this fun, informative visual guide, from jumbo jets and fighter jets to stunt planes and crop-sprayers. Kids will find out all about how planes work and learn about the fastest jet in the world, while the annotated high-resolution photographs show them in stunning detail everything there is to know about aircraft.
The big noisy book of trains.,
Does your child love all things locomotive? Do they get excited by a freight or TGV? Then The Big Noisy Book of Trains is for them. Jam-packed full of facts and brimming with pictures, the world of trains has never been so vibrant. From the very first locomotive to the Japanese bullet train, The Big Noisy Book of Trains covers it all and is the perfect introduction to trains for children 5 to 8 years old. Press the button on the cover to hear a steam train whistling! Big, bold and friendly, this first reference book provides a fantastic experience and entices kids into the world of the biggest, fastest and longest engines ever made. Whether losing themselves in the fascinating detail or heading straight to the go-to nuggets of information, get ready to set your child chug-chug-chugging into their steam-packed, high-speed, locomotive journey with The Big Noisy Book of Trains. All aboard!
Birds.,
Explore the skies and find out all about various types of birds, from birds of prey to tropical birds, and how a bird makes its nest. With exciting activities, including how to make a bird feeder, and plenty of fun facts,
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. Each fairy book is a veritable treasure trove of stories for children and adults alike, spellbinding and special. It includes wonderful renditions of the old favourites such as Cinderella and Hansel and Gretel, as well as some intriguing fairy tales that modern audiences have yet to discover such as Why the Sea is Salt, Prince Hyacinth and The Dear Little Princess. Andrew Lang collected stories from communities and traditions all over the world for his fairy books: from the Arabian nights, China and the Brothers Grimm. Many of the tales were translated into English for the first time for these anthologies, from languages as diverse as Russian, Norse and Japanese.
Bugs, bees, and other buzzy creatures.,
This book introduces children to insect life through fun, educational activities. Meet busy bees, wiggly worms, lovely ladybirds, and all their other creepy crawly friends in this fact-filled pre-school activity book. Children can make their own beautiful butterflies and bees, decorate cookies, and count insects' legs, all while learning great facts about bugs. Perfect for supporting your little ones' development, this book engages young, curious minds with the fun projects and facts.
The card catalog: books, cards, and literary treasures, The Library of Congress
The Library of Congress brings booklovers an enriching tribute to the power of the written word and to the history of our most beloved books. Featuring more than 200 full-color images of original catalog cards, first edition book covers, and photographs from the library's magnificent archives, this collection is a visual celebration of the rarely seen treasures in one of the world's most famous libraries and the brilliant catalog system that has kept it organized for hundreds of years. Packed with engaging facts on literary classics—from Ulysses to The Cat in the Hat to Shakespeare's First Folio to The Catcher in the Rye—this package is an ode to the enduring magic and importance of books.
Children's illustrated animal atlas.,
An around-the-globe tour of animal habitats and locations provides information about more than six hundred creatures, from whales to termites.
Cook healthy & quick.,
Want to eat healthy - fast? Quick and Healthy makes it easy. Bursting with ideas for clean and green salads, plant-based main courses, protein-packed breakfasts, virtuous grab-and-go snacks, and much more, this book offers over 300 recipes using nourishing, easily sourced ingredients for which you won't need to search the health food shops. Follow the latest health trends, such as natural sugar, gluten-free, raw, souping, plant-based meals and intermittent fasting. Each easy-to-follow recipe in Cook Quick and Healthy has detailed nutritional information, with calorie, fat and sugar content highlighted. Plus each recipe can be made in 30 minutes or less, so you'll be rustling up Wholewheat Ravioli, Vegetable Chips, Smoked Trout with Beetroot and Chocolate-Covered Kiwi Pops in no time.
The crafter's year.,
Craft with confidence and make charming seasonal creations for your home or to give as perfect presents. Techniques such as mosaics, candle making, decoupage, and silk painting are suitable for the novice or experienced crafter. Each project is accompanied b clear step-by-step photographs, to help you achieve precise results every time. Variation ideas show you how to add your own unique twist to a project. Be inspired and explore your creativity with The Crafter's Year.
Craft: techniques & projects, Edited by Corinne Masciocchi, Hilary Mandleberg
From textile crafts to beadwork and soap making to glass work, Craft is the most comprehensive compendium on the market crammed with more than 50 contemporary projects and over 300 techniques for crafters of all abilities.
The crime book, Helen Fewster senior editor
From Jack the Ripper to the modern day drug cartels, discover the most notorious crimes and criminals in history. With a foreword by bestselling crime author Peter James, The Crime Book explores over 100 crimes and examines the science, psychology and sociology of criminal behaviour. See the gory details of each crime and how it was solved, with renowned quotes and detailed criminal profiles letting you delve into the criminal mind. The Crime Book looks at the big ideas and concepts in criminology from pirates, kidnapping and political plots to modern con artists, serial killers and rogue traders, including the Black Dahlia investigation, the Mississippi Scheme, and the notorious Jeffrey Dahmer. The Crime Book is the perfect introduction to law enforcement and criminology across history's most infamous crimes.
David Bowie and philosophy: rebel, rebel, Edited by Theodore G Ammon
Among the topics explored in David Bowie and Philosophy are the nature of Bowie as an institution; Bowie's work in many platforms, including movies and TV; Bowie's spanning of low and high art, and his relation to Warhol; the influence of Buddhism and Kabuki theater; the recurring theme of Bowie as a space alien, including "Space Oddity" and The Man Who Fell to Earth; the dystopian element in Bowie's thinking, displayed in "1984" and the album Outside; the role of fashion in Bowie's creativity; personal identity as preserved over various divergent personae; the aesthetics of theatrical rock and glam rock; Bowie's public identification with bisexuality and his influence within the LGBTQ community. Pervasive themes in Bowie's output include change, time, apocalypse, dancing, mind-body dualism, and spirituality. In the dualistic universe that undergirds his lyrics, body consistently wins over mind, but body is nevertheless on the hook of moral responsibility. There is thus an inherent tension: the overwhelming desires of bodily drives versus the repressive institutions such as church and the omnipresent "They" who would have us do otherwise than our body want. The emergent paradox in Bowie is that for all his alleged sexual indulgences, in the end mind trumps body.
The dictionary of the vulgar tongue: a dictionary of buckish slang, university wit, and pickpocket eloquence, 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. Read in modern times it is by turn uproariously funny and deeply confusing and yet certain truths have remained the need for the mot just has not diminished.
Engineering.,
Engineering showcases engineering feats throughout history from the pyramids of Ancient Egypt to the building of the Brooklyn Bridge. The book also features famous engineers, including the Wright brothers to Gustave Eiffel. Steam engines, rocket technology, bridges, and buildings are all covered here in this exciting book.
Food like mine.,
Explores the different ways corn, wheat, potatoes, and rice are prepared around the world, from Canadian poutine and Jamaican corn chowder to Moroccon cous cous and Spanish paella.
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.
Freeman's home, John Freeman (ed)
Freeman's: Home, continues to push boundaries in diversity and scope, with stunning new pieces from emerging writers and literary luminaries alike. Viet Thanh Nguyen offers a haunting piece of fiction about those fleeing Vietnam after the war. Rabih Alameddine leaves his mother's Beirut apartment to connect with Syrian refugees who are rebuilding a semblance of normalcy, even beauty. Nir Baram takes us on a journey to the West Bank. Gerald Murnane celebrates winning a literary prize named after his home town. Danez Smith explores everyday alienation in a poem about an encounter at a bus stop. Kerri Arsenault returns to the ailing mill town where she grew up, while Xiaolu Guo reflects on her childhood in a remote Chinese fishing village. Also including Thom Jones, Emily Raboteau, Rawi Hage, Barry Lopez, Herta Müller, Amira Hass and more - writers from around the world ask: what is it to build, leave, return to, lose, and love a home?
French English bilingual visual dictionary.,
The French English Bilingual Visual Dictionary is your essential vocabulary guide to the world around you. With over 10,000 fully illustrated terms arranged by theme, language learning has never been easier. Perfect for tourist and business travellers alike, DK's Bilingual Visual Dictionary series is by your side when buying food, talking about work, discussing health, and studying language. Stunning visuals and comprehensive indexes combine to make the French English Bilingual Visual Dictionary your indispensable French language companion. Fully updated to reflect recent changes in technology and clothing, the French English Bilingual Visual Dictionary also features an easy-to-use audio app, enabling you to hear terms spoken out loud. Learn and retain all the key phrases you need to know, and perfect your pronunciation with audio help.
German English visual bilingual dictionary.,
The German English Bilingual Visual Dictionary is your essential vocabulary guide to the world around you. With over 10,000 fully illustrated terms arranged by theme, language learning has never been easier. Perfect for tourist and business travellers alike, DK's Bilingual Visual Dictionary series is by your side when buying food, talking about work, discussing health, and studying language. Stunning visuals and comprehensive indexes combine to make the German English Bilingual Visual Dictionary your indispensable German language companion. Fully updated to reflect recent changes in technology and clothing, the German English Bilingual Visual Dictionary also features an easy-to-use audio app, enabling you to hear terms spoken out loud. Learn and retain all the key phrases you need to know, and perfect your pronunciation with audio help.
The history book,
The History Book is a fascinating journey through the most significant events in history and the big ideas behind each one, from the dawn of civilization to the lightning-paced culture of today. One hundred crystal-clear articles explore the Law Code of Hammurabi, the Renaissance, the American Revolution, World War II, and much, much more, bringing the events and people of history to life. As part of DK's award-winning Big Ideas Simply Explained series, The History Book uses infographics and images to explain key ideas and themes. Biographies of key leaders, thinkers, and warriors, from Julius Caesar to Barack Obama, offer insight into their lives and further historical insight into these world-changing episodes. The History Book makes the past 4,000 years of history accessible and provides enlightenment on the forces that shaped the world as we know it today, for students and history buffs alike.
How food works,
How Food Works is your own friendly nutritionist, on hand to debunk common food myths and give you the answers to those pressing questions with easy-to-swallow information. Today's media is full of new discoveries about food - red wine is good for your heart, caffeine will raise your blood pressure - but is there a biological basis to these claims? How Food Works reveals the facts behind your food, evaluates the benefits of superfoods and antioxidants, and explores behind-the-scenes of modern food production. Delve into the science behind diets including gluten-free and veganism, as well as the benefits of different diets from around the world. Understand what actually makes food organic, how important sell-by dates really are, and how much salt you should actually be eating. Get the answers to dozens more niggling food questions in How Food Works.
How super cool stuff works.,
How Super Cool Stuff Works is a cutting edge guide exploring how incredible new technologies are shaping the modern world. Kids will love the fun laptop-style cover and layout throughout. Mind-blowing images reveal the secret inner workings of everything from drones and supercomputers to underwater hotels and flying cars. How Super Cool Stuff Works lifts the lid on today's most innovative ideas while also exploring the technology of tomorrow.
I love my mum: poems,
Italian-English visual bilingual dictionary,
It can't be true! 2,
With It Can't Be True 2! you will never see your jar of honey the same way again once you realise that it took 1,308 honey bees to make it. Or notice a small snail in your garden without thinking of the gargantuan Giant Ghana Snail with its 30cm long shell! The outstanding array of topics and amazing facts will satisfy all readers, comparing comets to Los Angeles and the weight of the global ant population to that of the human race. Cutting-edge visuals make the most astounding facts digestible, and bring the statistics to life!
Kobe Bryant: Laker for life.,
After 20 unforgettable years in the NBA, Kobe Bryant is calling it a career. All he's done in those two decades is establish himself as one of the best to ever play the game, arguably the greatest Laker ever and the most popular athlete in the history of Los Angeles sports. The Black Mamba's path to iconic status started quietly as the 13th pick of the 1996 NBA Draft by the Charlotte Hornets but with a draft day trade to the legendary Lakers, the rest is resounding history. Kobe's credentials are impeccable with five NBA championships, two NBA Finals MVPs, one NBA regular season MVP, 18 All-Star game appearances and countless other accolades to his name.
The literature book, James Canton, consultant editor
A global look at the greatest works of Eastern and Western literature and the themes that unite them, for students and lovers of literature and reading. The Literature Book is a fascinating journey through the greatest works of world literature, from the Iliad to Don Quixote to The Great Gatsby. Around 100 crystal-clear articles explore landmark novels, short stories, plays, and poetry that reinvented the art of writing in their time, whether Ancient Greece, post-classical Europe, or modern-day Korea. As part of DK's award-winning Big Ideas Simply Explained series, The Literature Book uses infographics and images to explain key ideas and themes. Biographies of important authors offer insight into their lives and other writings, and a section on Further Reading details more than 150 additional works to explore. Discover masterpieces from the world's greatest authors, and explore the context, creative history, and literary traditions that influenced each major work of fiction with The Literature Book.
The movie book.,
This book chronicles more than 100 of the best movies ever made and brings cinema to life. Beginning with the iconic La Voyage Dans La Lune from 1902, right through to Richard Linklater's ground breaking Boyhood, The Movie Book explores the rich history of cinema. The Movie Book covers early visionaries of the 1900's and the golden age of black and white films, to international art-house and 21st-century sci-fi. Through iconic quotes and film stills, to posters, biographies, movie memorabilia and narrative timelines, discover every aspect of your favourite movies, as well as the films you need to see.
The New Yorker book of the 50s: story of a decade, Edited by Henry Finder
"The 1950s are enshrined in the popular imagination as the decade of poodle skirts and "I Like Ike." But this was also a complex time, in which the afterglow of Total Victory firmly gave way to Cold War paranoia. A sense of trepidation grew with the Suez Crisis and the H-bomb tests. At the same time, the fifties marked the cultural emergence of extraordinary new energies, like those of Thelonious Monk, Sylvia Plath and Tennessee Williams. The New Yorker was there in real time, chronicling the tensions and innovations that lay beneath the era's placid surface. In this thrilling volume, classic works of reportage, criticism, and fiction are complemented by new contributions from the magazine's present all-star line-up of writers, including Jonathan Franzen, Malcolm Gladwell, and Jill Lepore.
Penguins.,
A fun dive into the world of penguins, how they swim, feed and move, and how chicks grow and survive to become adults. Part of the Usborne Reading Programme developed with reading experts at the University of Roehampton, specially written for children just starting to read alone. This book includes audio and internet links to find out more.
The periodic table book: a visual encyclopedia of the elements.,
Profiles every element on the periodic table and describes their properties, when they were discovered, and how they are used in household materials.
The philosophy book,
Explains the history of philosophy and demystifies some of its most hard-to-grasp concepts. This is done by arranging the philosophers in chronological order from 700 BCE and Thales of Miletus to the present and Slavoj Zizek.
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! For any kid that can't get enough of pirate facts, DKfindout! Pirates is packed with information, quizzes, fun facts and incredible images of every aspect of pirate life. Discover what pirates ate, what life was like onboard a ship, and the rules by which they led by.
The psychology book.,
An innovative and accessible guide to the study of human nature The Psychology Book clearly explains more than 100 groundbreaking ideas in this fascinating field of science.
The rough guide to Taiwan.,
The Rough Guide to Taiwan is the ultimate guide to this fascinating island. Discover Taiwan's highlights with stunning photography, clear maps and detailed coverage of all the top attractions and lesser-visited sights. From the island's magnificent national parks and tranquil hot spring resorts, to its most lavish temples and the mind-blowing National Palace Museum.
Russian English visual bilingual dictionary.,
Russian-English Bilingual Visual Dictionary of DK's bestselling series makes language learning accessible by using photographs to put the everyday vocabulary of the modern world into context. A thematic organization of more than 10,000 fully illustrated terms labelled in both Russian and English and comprehensive two-way indexes put the perfect translation at your fingertips. Additional feature panels include abstract nouns and verbs, as well as useful phrases that you can use in conversation once you are feeling more confident. Russian-English Bilingual Visual Dictionary is a colourful and stimulating learning resource ideal for all levels, whether you are a student, teacher, tourist, or business traveller. Now fully updated with new text, images, and a bold new look. —Publisher.
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. How a lass wed a Highlander, by Lecia Cornwall In: this retelling of The Princess and The Pea, Laird Alex Munro of Culmore has just five weeks to find a bride and marry her...or else the clan will be cursed with ill luck. Cait MacLeod finds herself caught in a clan feud, and when she tries to stop a deadly raid, she ends up as Alex Munro's prisoner. With timing running out, is this couple meant to be?
Sea otters,
Introduces sea otters to young readers, describing their physical characteristics, diet, and behaviours.
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. Children can learn how to make dolphin bananas, design pretty paper plate clownfish and bake super starfish cookies, all while getting to know the sea's most colourful creatures. Perfect for supporting your little ones' development, Practical Facts Sharks and Other Sea Creatures engages young, curious minds with fun projects and facts.
The Sherlock Holmes book,
Chronicles every case of the world's greatest detective and his assistant Dr Watson. The game is afoot and now you can discover every detail of Sherlock Holmes' world!
The skeleton book: the ultimate guide to every bone in your body,
The sociology book,
The Sociology Book introduces you to the subject that tells you all about what society is and what makes it tick. With over 80 ideas from the world's most renowned sociologists, covering topics as diverse as issues of equality, diversity, identity and human rights; the effects of globalization; the role of institutions, and the rise of urban living in modern society, this book details the key concepts of sociological thought. Discover all the big sociological ideas with quirky graphics, pithy quotes and step-by-step 'mind maps'. You'll be brought up-to-date on sociological ideas from Jeffrey Alexander to Sharon Zukin, with easy to navigate step-by-step summaries which explain each idea in a nutshell. Plus biographies of key sociologists from around the world, giving a historical context to each idea. Whether you are a sociology student or just have an interest in the workings of society, The Sociology Book is a perfect way to explore this fascinating subject.
Spanish English visual bilingual dictionary.,
The DK Spanish-English Bilingual Visual Dictionary introduces the vocabulary of the modern world through themed chapters filled with full-colour photographs and artworks which display and label all elements of everyday life. With sections ranging from home and work to leisure and the environment, every item is clearly labelled in Spanish with the translation directly below. The Spanish-English Bilingual Visual Dictionary is a colourful and stimulating learning resource ideal for all levels and ages.
Unbreakable: women share stories of resilience and hope, Edited by Jane Caro
In this revealingly honest collection, successful Australian women talk about the challenges they have overcome, from sexual assault and domestic violence to racism, miscarriage, depression and loss, and how they let the past go to move forward with their lives. Courageously, the contributors delve deep into how these experiences made them feel, what the personal cost was and why they may have chosen to remain quiet until now.
Urban enemies: a collection of urban fantasy stories from Kelley Armstrong, Jim Butcher, Domino Finn, Diana Pharaoh Francis, Kevin Hearne, Faith Hunter, Caitlin Kittredge, Jonathan Maberry, Seanan McGuire, Jon F. Merz, Joseph Nassise, Lilith Saintcrow, Steven Savile, Craig Schaefer, Jeff Somers, Carrie Vaughn, Sam Witt, Edited by Joseph Nassise
"Villains have all the fun—everyone knows that—and this anthology takes you on a wild ride through the dark side! The top villains from seventeen urban fantasy series get their own stories—including the baddies of New York Times bestselling authors Jim Butcher, Kevin Hearne, Kelley Armstrong, Seanan McGuire, and Jonathan Maberry. For every hero trying to save the world, there's a villain trying to tear it all down. In this can't-miss anthology edited by Joseph Nassise (The Templar Chronicles), you get to plot world domination with the best of the evildoers we love to hate! This outstanding collection brings you stories told from the villains' point of view, imparting a fresh and unique take on the evil masterminds, wicked witches, and infernal personalities that skulk in the pages of today's most popular series.
Venice.,
Your Guide to the 10 Best of Everything in Venice. The top 10 lists showcase the best places to visit in Venice, from Doge's Palace and San Marco to the Grand Canal and Rialto Bridge. Ten easy-to-follow itineraries explore the city's most interesting areas (including Castello and Dorsoduro) as well as the highlights of Padua, Vicenza and Verona. Reviews of the best Venice restaurants, shops and hotels will help you plan your perfect trip.
Woodland and forest.,
From cold coniferous forests to dry deciduous woodland, and tropical rainforests, children can discover everything about trees and who lives in them. With exciting activities, like bark rubbing, and plenty of fun facts, Nature Explorers Woodland and Forest is a must for children curious about forests and woodlands.
Your brain: a user's guide: 100 things you never knew, National Geographic
Aircraft and submarines: the story of the invention, development, and present-day uses of war's newest weapons, Willis J (Willis John) 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. This fully annotated edition enables the modern day reader to understand and appreciate the many "dimensions" of this classic satire with commentary on language and literary style, including numerous definitions of obscure words and an appendix on Abbott's life and work. Historical commentary, writings by Plato and Aristotle, and citations from Abbott's other writings work together to show how this tale relates to Abbott's views of society in late-Victorian England and classical Greece. Approaching the book from a mathematical stance, additional notes and illustrations enhance the usefulness of Flatland as an elementary introduction to higher-dimensional geometry
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. This fully annotated edition enables the modern day reader to understand and appreciate the many "dimensions" of this classic satire with commentary on language and literary style, including numerous definitions of obscure words and an appendix on Abbott's life and work. Historical commentary, writings by Plato and Aristotle, and citations from Abbott's other writings work together to show how this tale relates to Abbott's views of society in late-Victorian England and classical Greece. Approaching the book from a mathematical stance, additional notes and illustrations enhance the usefulness of Flatland as an elementary introduction to higher-dimensional geometry.
An Algonquin maiden: a romance of the early days of Upper Canada, G Mercer Adam
We should all be feminists., Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
What does "feminism" mean today? That is the question at the heart of We Should All Be Feminists, a personal, eloquently-argued essay adapted from her much-viewed Tedx talk of the same name by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the award-winning author of 'Americanah' and 'Half of a Yellow Sun'. With humour and levity, here Adichie offers readers a unique definition of feminism for the twenty-first century one rooted in inclusion and awareness. She shines a light not only on blatant discrimination, but also the more insidious, institutional behaviours that marginalise women around the world, in order to help readers of all walks of life better understand the often masked realities of sexual politics. Throughout, she draws extensively on her own experiences in the U.S., in her native Nigeria offering an artfully nuanced explanation of why the gender divide is harmful for women and men, alike. Argued in the same observant, witty and clever prose that has made Adichie a best-selling novelist, here is one remarkable author's exploration of what it means to be a woman today and an of-the-moment rallying cry for why we should all be feminists.
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
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. The various collections that go under the rubric Aesop's Fables are still taught as moral lessons and used as subjects for various entertainments, especially children's plays and cartoons. Most of what are known as Aesopic fables is a compilation of tales from various sources, many of which originated with authors who lived long before Aesop. Demetrius Phalereus, another Greek philosopher, made the first collection of these fables around 300 BC. This was later translated into Latin by Phaedrus, a slave himself, around 25 BC. The fables from these two collections were soon brought together and were eventually retranslated into Greek by Babrius around A. D. 230. Many additional fables were included, and the collection was in turn translated to Arabic and Hebrew, further enriched by additional fables from these cultures.
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. As a member of the highest-ranking clan, loyalty to Family is valued above all, but that doesn't stop Lea from getting into a secret relationship with Val Da Via, a boy from a rival clan. Despite her better judgment, Lea has fallen in love with him; but she's confident she can anticipate any threat a mile away.Then she awakens one night to a house full of smoke. Although she narrowly escapes, she isn't able to save her Family as their home is consumed by flames. With horror, she realises that Val and his Family are the only ones who could be responsible. Devastated over his betrayal and the loss of her clan, there's just one thing on her mind: making the Da Vias pay. The heart of this assassin craves revenge.
The ninth grave, Stefan Ahnhem
It is one of the worst winters Stockholm has ever seen. So when the Swedish Attorney General fails to arrive for a parliamentary debate, the media assume he got delayed by a blizzard. But then the wife of a Danish TV star is found murdered in her home and suddenly it seems that the cases are connected. The Stockholm and Copenhagen police will do anything to avoid working together. But as the investigation starts to spiral out of control, the Danes and Swedes must end their feud and help each other before more people die.
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. Louisa May Alcott created the fanciful stories for the amusement of the daughter of a family friend, Ralph Waldo Emerson. Populated by elves, brownies, and other supernatural creatures, the fables conclude with memorable lessons for young readers about the power of love and kindness and the importance of responsibility.
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. Since starting an informal school at Plumfield, Jo and Professor Bhaer provide a haven for poor orphaned boys who thrive on warmth, goodness, and the affectionate interest of the March and Bhaer families. Sometimes it's difficult to tame the manners and spirits of wild boys who have had no nurturing. But the Bhaers have time for all and are rewarded with the trust of the boys, who confide all their hopes, plans, ambitions, and misfortunes.
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. With that splash, Aldrin takes readers on a journey through the human side of the space program, as one of the first two men to land on the moon learns to cope with the pressures of his new public persona. In honest and compelling prose, Aldrin reveals a side of instant fame for which West Point and NASA could never have prepared him. One day a fighter pilot and engineer, the next a cultural hero burdened with the adoration of thousands, Aldrin gives a poignant account of the affair that threatened his marriage, as well as his descent into alcoholism and depression that resulted from trying to be too many things to too many people.
Solo, Kwame Alexander
From award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Kwame Alexander, with Mary Rand Hess, comes Solo, a YA novel written in poetic verse. Solo tells the story of seventeen-year-old Blade Morrison, who knows the life of a rock star isn't really about the glitz and glamour. All the new cars and money in the world can't make up for the scathing tabloid covers or the fact that his father is struggling with just about every addiction under the sun—including a desperate desire to make a comeback and regain his former fame. Haunted by memories of his mother—who died when Blade was nine—and the ruin his father's washed-up legacy and life have brought to the family, Blade is left to figure out life on his own. But, he's not all alone: He's got the friendship of a jazz-musician mentor, Robert; the secret love of a girlfriend, Chapel; and his music. All may not be well in the Morrison home, but things are looking up for Blade, until he discovers a deeply protected family secret—one that further threatens his relationship with his family and has him questioning his own identity.
The black cauldron, Lloyd Alexander
Taran, Assistant Pig-Keeper of Prydain, faces even more dangers as he seeks the magical Black Cauldron, the chief implement of the evil powers of Arawn, lord of the Land of Death.
The book of three, Lloyd Alexander
Taran, Assistant Pig-Keeper to a famous oracular sow, sets out on a hazardous mission to save Prydain from the forces of evil.
The high king, Lloyd Alexander
In this final part of the chronicle of Prydain the forces of good and evil in an ultimate confrontation, which determines the fate of Taran, Assistant Pig-Keeper who wanted to be a hero.
Saints and misfits, S K Ali
Fifteen-year-old Janna Yusuf, a Flannery O'Connor-obsessed book nerd and the daughter of the only divorced mother at their mosque, tries to make sense of the events that follow when her best friend's cousin—a holy star in the Muslim community—attempts to assault her at the end of sophomore year.
Once a month cooking, Jody Allen
Freeze with ease. Want to take the stress out of feeding your family? Jody Allen, founder of the phenomenally successful Stay at Home Mum online community, has the answer for busy mums on a budget. In a single day, cook all your main dishes for a month, freeze them, and then enjoy homemade food that is super-quick to prepare when the kids are hungry. From how to budget for and plan your menus, to how to cook and freeze in bulk, this book has step-by-step instructions and 150 freezable recipes that will save time and money. They include: Family-friendly meals Handy lunch-box snacks Seriously scrumptious desserts Never-fail cakes and slicesA? You'll wonder how you ever survived without Once a Month Cooking.
His Christmas countess, Louise Allen
A Christmas baby...leads to wedding vows! Grant Rivers, Earl of Allundale, is desperate to get home in time for Christmas. But when he stumbles upon a woman all alone in a tumbledown shack, having a baby out of wedlock, it's his duty to stay and help her. Grant knows all too well the risks of childbirth, and he's seen enough tragedy to last a lifetime. So once he's saved her life, Grant is determined to save Kate's reputation too...if she will consent to marrying a stranger on Christmas Day!
The many sins of Cris De Feaux, Louise Allen
Secrets, sins and a scandalous affair Crispin de Feaux, Marquess of Avenmore, has always done his duty and knows the time has come to find a suitable wife. But when the intrepid Tamsyn Perowne saves his life off the Devonshire coast, Cris is unable to tear himself away... The widow of a notorious smuggler, Tamsyn would never make an appropriate bride. And Cris has secrets that could tear them apart before they've even begun! Yet, for the first time, Cris is tempted to ignore his duty and claim Tamsyn as his own!
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. Fifteen-year-old Raim, the best young fighter ever to train for the elite Yun guard, has worn a simple knot around his wrist for as long as he can remember. He doesn't know where it came from and barely thinks about it at all. But on the most important day of his life, when Raim agrees to give his life as a warrior to the future king, that knot bursts into flames and sears a dark mark into his skin. Now scarred as an oathbreaker, Raim has two options: run or die.
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. And she's doing her best to keep you stuck in Fear Town, too scared to go after the life you always imagined. But enough's enough! Melissa Ambrosini has made a life beyond her wildest dreams, all by mastering her Mean Girl, busting through limiting beliefs and karate-chopping through the fears that held her hostage for years. And now she wants to help you remember not only what you are capable of, but how amazing you truly are! In this inspiring, upbeat guide, Melissa provides a practical plan for creating your own version of a kick-ass life - one that's wildly wealthy, fabulously healthy and bursting with love. Designed to propel you out of stuck-ness and into action, it's a must-read if you are ready to stop being held back by your Mean Girl and start living the life of your dreams.
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. After all, the development of magical powers and the invention of a two-second time machine could hardly fail to alarm one's peers and families. But now they're both adults, living in the hipster mecca San Francisco, and the planet is falling apart around them. Laurence is an engineering genius who's working with a group that aims to avert catastrophic breakdown through technological intervention into the changing global climate. Patricia is a graduate of Eltisley Maze, the hidden academy for the world's magically gifted, and works with a small band of other magicians to secretly repair the world's every-growing ailments. Little do they realize that something bigger than either of them, something begun years ago in their youth, is determined to bring them together—to either save the world, or plunge it into a new dark ages. A deeply magical, darkly funny examination of life, love, and the apocalypse.
As good as new, Charlie Anders
From the author of the Hugo-winning "Six Months, Three Days," a new wrinkle on the old story of three wishes, set after the end of the world.
The cartography of sudden death., Charlie Anders
Time travel doesn't actually solve problems. It just makes them more complex.
Clover, Charlie Anders
Answering the question asked by innumerable readers of the author's novel, All the Birds in the Sky: what happened to Patricia's cat? A stranger shows up at the door of a gay couple, Anwar and Joe, who'd just gotten married the day before, and presents them with Berkley, a black cat with white marks. He tells them that Berkley will bring them nine years of good luck if they adopt him. And he does! Anwar's microbrew business grows, Joe's news reporting career goes well, and their relationship stays solid.
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. In other words, the horrors and awkwardnesses of young modern life. Oh and they are totally not autobiographical. At all. Adulthood Is a Myth presents many fan favourites plus dozens of all-new comics exclusive to this book. Like the work of fellow Millennial authors Allie Brosh, Grace Helbig, and Gemma Correll, Sarah's frankness on personal issues like body image, self-consciousness, introversion, relationships, and the frequency of bra-washing makes her comics highly relatable and deeply hilarious.
All the nice girls., Barbara Anderson
Devenport Naval Base, New Zealand, 1962: With her husband away at sea, Sophie Flynn's life is becoming considerably complicated. She has two children to look after, the captain's wife to minister to, a wayward sister to keep an eye on, and an elderly neighbor to nurse. As if that wasn't enough, Sophie falls in love with the commodore, adding a volatile element to the mix. This romantic novel—spiked with a dash of feminism—offers deeply perceptive observations of married life.
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. But things are about to get worse. With Reddy's family and allies held prisoner by the mad General Kurokawa, the mysterious League and evil Dominion plotting schemes of their own, and the Grik trying to build their swarm and concentrate power, Reddy faces danger on all sides. Although desperate to confront Kurokawa, Captain Reddy fears he's subordinating the war effort for personal reasons. But Kurokawa is too dangerous to be left alone. With mighty League battleship Savoie at his command, he plots a terrible vengeance against Reddy and his tiny, battered destroyer. The stage is set for a terrible cataclysm, and Reddy and his allies will have to risk everything to protect what they hold dear.
The amazing story of the man who cycled from India to Europe for love, Per J Andersson
Pradyumna Kumar, known as PK, was born into a poor, untouchable family in a small village in eastern India. All his life he has kept a palm leaf bearing an astrologer's prophecy: You will marry a girl who is not from the village, not from the district, not even from our country; she will be musical, own a jungle and be born under the sign of the ox." But not until PK attends art school in New Delhi do his stars begin to align. One evening, while drawing portraits in a park, he meets a young Swedish woman, Lotta von Schendin—and this brief meeting will change the courses of their lives forever.This is the remarkable true story of how a young Indian man armed with nothing more than a handful of paintbrushes and a secondhand Raleigh bicycle made his way across Asia and Europe in search of the woman he loves.
Rebel mother: my childhood chasing the revolution, Peter Andreas
The adventure tale and intimate true story of a boy on the run with his mother, a housewife turned radical who kidnapped her son and set off for South America in search of the revolution. Carol Andreas was a traditional 1950s housewife from a small Mennonite town in central Kansas who became a radical feminist and Marxist revolutionary. From the late sixties to the early eighties, she went through multiple husbands and countless lovers while living in three states and five countries. She took her youngest son, Peter, with her wherever she went, even kidnapping him and running off to South America after his straitlaced father won a long and bitter custody fight. They were chasing the revolution together, though the more they chased it the more distant it became. Andreas is an insightful and candid narrator whose unforgettable memoir gives new meaning to the old saying, "the personal is political.
Witch's pyre, Josephine Angelini
Lily Proctor has come a long way from the weak, sickly girl she used to be. She has gained power as a witch and a leader, found her way home, chosen to face battle again, and (after losing her first love and being betrayed by her new love) she has learned more about loss and grief than she ever wanted to know. Thrust once again into a society different from anything they have ever seen, Lily and her coven are determined to find answers to find a new path to victory, a way to defeat the monstrous Woven without resorting to nuclear weapons or becoming a tyrannical mass murderer like her alternate self, Lillian. But sometimes winning requires sacrifices ... and when the only clear path to victory lies at Lillian's side, what price will Lily be willing to pay?
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 alien., Katherine Applegate
Ax is an Andalite, an alien, stranded on a strange planet he's sworn to defend, even though it's not his own. Since the Animorphs rescued him, he's fought at their side, and in that time they've come to consider Ax a friend. But deep inside, Ax knows he isn't their friend. He can't ever be. Andalites must always hold themselves apart, even from their allies. As the Animorphs' past actions start resulting in deaths of innocent people, however, Ax's loyalty is called into question. Now he must decide whether to reveal the reason for his estrangement — the shameful secret of his people.
The eleventh commandment, Jeffrey Archer
Connor Fitzgerald is a professional's professional. Holder of the Medal of Honor. Devoted family man. Servant of his country. But for the past twenty-eight years, Fitzgerald has been leading a double life as the CIA's most deadly assassin. And only days before his retirement from the CIA, he comes across an enemy who, for the first time, even he cannot handle. The enemy is his own boss - Helen Dexter - the director of the CIA. Dexter's stranglehold on the agency is threatened by one decision, and her only hope of survival is to destroy Fitzgerald. Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, a formidable new foe is threatening the United States: a ruthless hard-line Russian president, who is determined to force a new military confrontation between the two superpowers.
To cut a long story short, Jeffrey Archer
These fourteen stories show Jeffrey Archer's great skills with a wide variety of character, of subject and of setting, but all with that trademark twist in the tail. Every reader will have their own favourites: the choices run from love at first sight across the train tracks to the cleverest of confidence tricks, from the quirks of the legal profession – and those who are able to manipulate both sides of the Bar – to the creative financial talents of a member of Her Majesty's diplomatic service – but for a good cause. The last story, The Grass is Always Greener, is possibly the best piece Archer has written, and will haunt you for the rest of your life.
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. Above all, she loves the chilling story of Frost, the blue-eyed winter demon, who appears in the frigid night to claim unwary souls. Wise Russians fear him, her nurse says, and honour the spirits of house and yard and forest that protect their homes from evil. After Vasilisa's mother dies, her father goes to Moscow and brings home a new wife. Fiercely devout, city-bred, Vasilisa's new stepmother forbids her family from honouring the household spirits.
Pop goes the weasel., M J Arlidge
The body of a middle-aged man is discovered in Southampton's red light district horrifically mutilated, with his heart removed. Hours later and barely cold the heart arrives with his wife and children by courier. A pattern emerges when another male victim is found dead and eviscerated, his heart delivered soon afterwards.
Running blind, M J Arlidge
Fresh out of Police College, 18-year-old WPC Helen Grace is the first to arrive on the scene of a fatal collision. Her colleagues see nothing amiss, convinced that the young man's death was a tragic accident. But Helen is not so sure. Who is their mystery victim? Why would he risk life and limb running across a busy highway? And what might he have been running from?There's a dark secret lurking amid the quiet fields of Hampshire, one that Helen is determined to uncover. In this ebook novella, rookie Helen Grace discovers what it's like to be a woman in a man's world, facing impossible odds as she races against time to save vulnerable lives.
Agents of darkness., Campbell Armstrong
In international bestselling author Campbell Armstrong's thrilling, sophisticated tale of espionage, an assassin's vengeance triggers the exposure of a lethal conspiracy at the heart of the US government The director of the CIA lies unconscious and close to death in a private clinic, and his likely successor waits on his Pennsylvania estate while the power brokers in Washington, DC, do their deals. In the meantime, a man in Dallas is murdered. And on the other side of the globe, in Manila, a nondescript American is killed in his lover's back-alley apartment. Hard-drinking Scotsman Charlie Galloway, who has been suspended from his job in the LAPD, unofficially looks into the murder of a Filipino woman. Step by step, his investigation leads him to the nation's capital, where a shocking conspiracy reaches deep into the heart of government.
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. Sixteen years younger than her husband, Sonya bore him thirteen children and worked for years as his copyist, rewriting countless drafts of his timeless novels. Both were mercurial and personalities and, towards the end and exhausted, Tolstoy deserted her. In War & Peace and Sonya Judith Armstrong tells Sonya's own story, exploring their devotion and ambivalence to one another, their immense passion for great literature and the creative process, and showing us just how remarkably true to life fiction can be.
Celtic literature, Matthew Arnold
Trials and confessions of a housekeeper, T S (Timothy Shay) Arthur
Being a housekeeper is no easy task, you must be obedient and almost perfect so that you will last longer to those who employ you. Above all, you must be honest and a good cook as well. This is a funny story book of a housewife and her quest to find the perfect housemaids during the course of her marriage and the subsequent raising of her children.
East of the sun and west of the moon: old tales from the North, Peter Christen Asbjørnsen
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. These millennials, offspring of the one-child policy, face fierce competition to succeed. Pressure starts young, and their road isn't easy. Their stories are also like those of young people all over the world: moving out of home, starting a career, falling in love. Wish Lanterns follows the lives of six young Chinese. Dahai is a military child and netizen; 'Fred' is a daughter of the Party. Lucifer is an aspiring superstar; Snail a country migrant addicted to online games. Xiaoxiao is a hipster from the freezing north; Mia a rebel from Xinjiang in the far west. Alec Ash, a writer in Beijing of the same generation, has given us a vivid, gripping account of young China as it comes of age. Through individual stories, Wish Lanterns shows with empathy and insight the challenges and dreams that will define China's future global impact.
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.
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. He sets out to trace the path of the once historic Forty Days Road. After riding solo for a while, he attaches himself to desert tribes but gets caught up in their conflicts. With the authorities frowning on his excursion, he finds himself battling for acceptance, freedom, and survival.
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.
New Zealand's best trips: 26 amazing road trips, Brett Atkinson
Discover the freedom of open roads with New Zealand's best trips, your passport to uniquely encountering New Zealand by car. Featuring more than 30 amazing road trips, plus up-to-date advice on the destinations you'll visit along the way, seek out alfresco dining and seductive wineries, follow New Zealand's premier wilderness highway to Milford Sound and discover spectacular natural landscapes, all with your trusted travel companion.
Behind the scenes at the museum, Kate Atkinson
Ruby Lennox was conceived grudgingly by Bunty and born while her father, George, was in the Dog and Hare in Doncaster telling a woman in an emerald dress and a D-cup that he wasn't married. Bunty had never wanted to marry George, but here she was, stuck in a flat above the pet shop in an ancient street beneath York Minster, with sensible and sardonic Patrica aged five, greedy cross-patch Gillian who refused to be ignored, and Ruby... Ruby tells the story of The Family, from the day at the end of the nineteenth century when a travelling French photographer catches frail beautiful Alice and her children, like flowers in amber, to the startling, witty, and memorable events of Ruby's own life.
Back to school., Meredith Badger
Chloe's nervous about going back to school. She has to get used to a new teacher and harder work. But she didn't expect to be the only one to find the new maths so difficult. Is everyone else really smarter than Chloe?
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.
Ron Weasley: cinematic guide, Felicity Baker
The Essential Film Companion for RON WEASLEY! Relive the magical moments when Ron Weasley proved just as courageous and loyal as his famous best friend, Harry Potter—whether he was facing the Slytherin Quidditch team or a forest of scary giant spiders! This collection of photographs and quotes from all eight HARRY POTTER films takes a closer look at Ron's life, including his time at Hogwarts, family and friends, and dangerous battles against the Dark Lord, Voldemort.
Albus Dumbledore: cinematic guide, Felicity Baker
Collects photographs, memories, and quotes from the eight Harry Potter films featuring Albus Dumbledore, looking the moments that made him a great wizard and Hogwarts headmaster, and how he guided Harry in his adventures.
Harry Potter: cinematic guide, Felicity Baker
Collects photographs and quotes, featuring Harry Potter, describing his life at Hogwarts, his relationships with friends and family, and his battles with Voldemort.
Hermione Granger: cinematic guide, Felicity Baker
The Essential Film Companion for HERMIONE GRANGER! Hermione Granger hardly ever breaks the rules—unless, of course, she needs to in order to rescue her friends and fight the Dark Lord, Voldemort. Throughout all eight HARRY POTTER films, Hermione shows her wisdom and daring on her adventures with best friends Harry and Ron, secretly brewing Polyjuice Potion, rescuing Sirius Black with a Time-Turner, and creating Dumbledore's Army. Revisit these moments and more from the girl who proved that Muggle-borns can be the most skilled witches and wizards of all.
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.
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.
The sense of an ending, Julian Barnes
Tony Webster and his clique first met Adrian Finn at school. Sex-hungry and book-hungry, they would navigate the girl-less sixth form together, trading in affectations, in-jokes, rumour and wit. Maybe Adrian was a little more serious than the others, certainly more intelligent, but they all swore to stay friends for life. Now Tony is in middle age. He's had a career and a single marriage, a calm divorce. He's certainly never tried to hurt anybody. Memory, though, is imperfect. It can always throw up surprises, as a lawyer's letter is about to prove. The Sense of an Ending is the story of one man coming to terms with the mutable past. Laced with trademark precision, dexterity and insight, it is the work of one of the world's most distinguished writers.
The one memory of Flora Banks, Emily Barr
A girl with recurring memory loss chases down the boy she loves based on the one memory she is able to hold onto.
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.
Have you seen Elephant?, David (Illustrator) Barrow
Elephant wants to play hide and seek. You can play too, but you'll have to try your best - he's VERY good!
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'?
The secret scripture: a novel, Sebastian Barry
Nearing her one-hundredth birthday, Roseanne McNulty faces an uncertain future, as the Roscommon Regional Mental hospital where she's spent the best part of her adult life prepares for closure. Over the weeks leading up to this upheaval, she talks often with her psychiatrist Dr Grene, and their relationship intensifies and complicates. Told through their respective journals, the story that emerges is at once shocking and deeply beautiful. Refracted through the haze of memory and retelling, Roseanne's story becomes an alternative, secret history of Ireland's changing character and the story of a life blighted by terrible mistreatment and ignorance, and yet marked still by love and passion and hope.
Coates of Kaipara, Michael Bassett
In the course of his political career Gordon Coates (1878-1943) experienced the extremes of popular adulation and contempt. Handsome, young and debonair, with the common touch, he was a successful minister in the early 1920s and seemed full of promise when he became Prime Minister in 1925 on the death of W.F. Massey. Ten years later, after serving as Minister of Finance in the coalition government during the Depression, his reputation had sunk to its lowest ebb. He went on to serve with distinction in the War Cabinet, winning the confidence and respect of former Labour opponents. Dying suddenly in 1943, he left many friends and supporters, who to this day regard him as one of New Zealand's political giants. Michael Bassett follows his successful biography of Sir Joseph Ward with an equally readable life of this younger Prime Minister.
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.
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.
Carrie's war, Nina Bawden
Evacuated from London to Wales during World War II, Carrie and her brother are sent to live with the very strict Mr Evans. In trying to heal the breach between Mr Evans and his estranged sister, Carrie does the worst thing she ever did in her life.
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.When she returned to London nearly two and a half years later she was stones lighter and decades wiser. She'd ridden through unforgiving landscapes and countries ravaged by war, witnessed civil uprisings that forced her to fake documents, and fended off sexual attacks, biker gangs and corrupt police convinced she was trafficking drugs. Told with honesty and wit, this is the extraordinary and moving story of a unique and life-changing adventure.
Death of a bore: a Hamish Macbeth murder mystery., M C Beaton
Not bored to death but murder most foul... Celebrated author John Heppel is known in Lochdubh as a self-important bore, prone to belittling the scribblings of the locals in his creative writing class. So when he's found dead, his mouth oozing ink, it seems a fitting fate. But for PC Hamish Macbeth the murder is more than a disruption to idyllic village life - especially when the media arrive, trailing in their wake DCI Heather Meikle, a maneater with a taste for bachelor police constables. Hamish must rekindle an old flame to escape her clutches and pull out all the stops to find the killer.
Death of a cad, M C Beaton
When Priscilla Halburton-Smythe brings her London playwright fianc home to Lochdubh, everyone in town is delighted... except for love-smitten Hamish Macbeth. Yet the affairs of his heart will have to wait.Vile, boorish Captain Bartlett, one of the guests at Priscilla's engagement party, has just been found murdered - shot while on a grouse hunt. Now with so many titled party guests as prime suspects, each with their own reason for snuffing out the despicable captain, Hamish must smooth ruffled feathers as he investigates the case... and catch a killer, before they fly the coop!
Death of a gossip, M C Beaton
When society widow and gossip columnist Lady Jane Winters joins the local fishing class she wastes no time in ruffling feathers - or should that be fins? - of those around her.Among the victims of her sharp tongue is Lochdubh constable Hamish Macbeth, yet not even Hamish thinks someone would seriously want to silence Lady Jane's shrill voice permanently - until her strangled body is fished out of the river.Now with the help of the lovely Priscilla Halburton-Smythe, Hamish must steer a course through the choppy waters of the tattler's life to find a murderer. But with a school of suspects who aren't willing to talk, and the dead woman telling no tales, Hamish may well be in over his head for he knows that secrets are dangerous, knowledge is power, and killers when cornered usually do strike again.
Death of a macho man, M C Beaton
The unconventional Hamish Macbeth finds that his own impetuousness places him at the center of a murder investigation.Everyone in the Scottish Highlands village of Lochdubh called Randy Duggan 'the Macho Man'. Duggan went around the village and bragged about everything he had done and said he once was a wrestler in America and an explorer in the Middle East. At first his outrageous stories drew an admiring crowd at the local pub, but soon his bullying ways lead to anger and violence. When Hamish tries to break up a fight, Duggan challenges him to a public fistfight. But on the day of the scheduled fight, Duggan is found shot to death. Of course, Macbeth's superiors get wind of the fight and suspend him during the investigation. Macbeth has some suspicions about Duggan's real background - and the mysterious banker, John Glover, who shows up at the posh Tommel Castle Hotel shortly before Duggan's death.
Death of an outsider, M C Beaton
The most hated man in the most dour town in Scotland is sleeping with the fishes, or - more accurately - has been dumped into a tank filled with crustaceans. All that remains of the murdered victim are his bones. But once the lobsters have been shipped off to Britain's best restaurants, the whole affair quickly lands on the plate of Constable Hamish Macbeth. Exiled to the dreary outpost of Cnothan, Macbeth sorely misses his beloved Lochdubh, but before he can head back home he has to contend with a detective chief inspector who wants the murder hushed up, a dark-haired lassie who is out to seduce him, and a killer who has made mincemeat of his last victim, and will no doubt strike again...
Death of a scriptwriter, M C Beaton
Patricia Martyn-Broyd, now in her seventies, has retired to the Highlands. She hasn't written a word in years and her books are out of print. But now a television company is about to film her last detective story, featuring the aristocratic Scottish detective Lady Harriet Vare. Even better, a London publisher is bringing the book into print. Even though the snobbish Miss Martyn-Broyd doesn't care to mix with the locals she can't help but share her excitement with local policeman Hamish Macbeth. Imagine her horror when Miss Martyn-Broyd discovers that Lady Harriet Vare is portrayed as a pot-smoking hippy, that the screenwriter is known for his violent and scurrilous scripts and that Lady Harriet is going to be played by the scene-stealing trollop Penelope Gates. But a contract is a contract, Ms Martyn-Broyd quickly learns and when she is accused of murdering the scriptwriter and the leading lady, she turns to her one friend in Lochdubh, Hamish Macbeth, to help her.
Death of a snob, M C Beaton
Murder in Paradise...When Jane Wetherby offers PC Hamish Macbeth a holiday at her 'Happy Wanderer' health farm on the isle of Eileencraig, he is more than happy to accept.Unfortunately the visit doesn't prove to be the pampering experience he had been hoping for. Windswept Eileencraig is inhabited by hostile islanders, many of whom would be more than happy to be rid of the 'Happy Wanderer' and its proprietor. And the company at the health farm is hardly better. The volatile party includes an ex-husband, an illicit lover, and Morag Todd, an unadulterated snob who criticizes everybody and everything. So when Morag is found lying at the foot of a cliff with a broken neck, no one seems too broken up about the event - leaving it up to Hamish to solve the death of a snob.
Death of a village, M C Beaton
Trouble is afoot in the remote Scottish fishing village of Stoyre, where the inhabitants are acting kind of... fishy. On a routine visit, Hamish Macbeth finds the pub empty, the church unexpectedly full, and the very air permeated with fear. Then an explosion levels a holiday cottage which the locals call 'an act of God'. Hamish has another theory, one that will make the national news. With the help of sharp-eyed journalist Elspeth Grant and Lugs (his dog) he begins to winkle out the truth. But Hamish's best laid plans soon go awry when an old friend dies, a scandalous rumour erupts, and someone close to his heart may be lost forever...
Slumberland, Paul Beatty
After creating the perfect beat, DJ Darky goes in search of Charles Stone, a little know avant-garde jazzman, to play over his sonic masterpiece. His quest brings him to a recently unified Berlin, where he stumbles through the city's dreamy streets ruminating about race, sex, love, Teutonic gods , the prevent defence, and Wynton Marsalis in search of his artistic-and spiritual-other.
Tuff, Paul Beatty
Weighing in at 320 pounds, 19-year-old Winston "Tuffy" Foshay, is an East Harlem denizen who breaks jaws and shoots dogs and dreams of millions from his idea Cap'n Crunch: The Movie, starring Danny DeVito. His best friend is a disabled Muslim who wants to rob banks, his guiding light is an ex-hippie Asian woman who worked for Malcolm X, and his wife, Yolanda, he married from jail over the phone. Shrewdly comical as this dazzling novel is, it turns acerbically sublime when the frustrated Tuffy is offered $$20,000 to run for city council and gamely embarks on one of the most outlandish campaigns in political history, one that topples both his vision of the world and his place in it.
The complete bike owners manual, Claire Beaumont
This is the complete reference guide to bike servicing and repair, and an essential hardback bible for every cyclist's bookshelf. Incredible CGI illustrations show you every aspect of bike repair and maintenance more clearly than ever before, whether you're a mountain biker, cycling commuter, or road racer. All major types of bicycle from the leading brands are covered, with bike care advice to take you from symptom to solution.The Complete Bike Owner's Manual takes away the need for expensive expert advice, showing you how to service and maintain every aspect of your bicycle. Learn how to replace or repair a chain, correct sagging suspension, fit brake cables, service a handlebar, and much more, with incredible up-close detail helping you to get your wheels turning again.
The gallant, good Riou ; and, Jack Renton, Louis Becke
Martin of Nitendi ; and, The river of dreams, Louis Becke
August., Bernard Beckett
Trapped in a car wreck, upside down, bleeding, broken and in pain, Tristan and Grace are staring at death. As they await their fate, with only a glimmer of hope they might be seen and rescued, we discover the stories of their lives, the sequences of events that brought them together and the shocking truth behind the cause of their crash. Tristan, a brilliant student at the privileged St Augustine's school within the walls of the City, was the subject of an elaborate series of experiments on the seemingly contradictory concepts of determinism and free will. Part willing participant and part unknowing victim, Tristan grapples with the apparent irrefutability of a deterministic world.
Bonjour kale: a memoir of Paris, love, and recipes, Kristen Beddard
A memoir of love, life, and recipes from the woman who brought kale to the City of Light. The story of how one expat woman left her beloved behind when she moved to France - her beloved kale, that is. Unable to find le chou kale anywhere upon moving to the City of Light with her new husband, and despite not really speaking French, Kristen Beddard launched a crusade to single-handedly bring kale to the country of croissants and cheese. Infused with Kristen's recipes and some from French chefs, big and small (including Michelin star chef Alain Passard) Bonjour Kale is a humorous, heartfelt memoir of how Kristen, kale, and France collide.
The American woman's home: or, Principles of domestic science, Catharine Esther Beecher
Star Wars character encyclopedia, Simon Beecroft
Star Wars: Character Encyclopedia is the definitive guide to the people, aliens and droids of the Star Wars galaxy and is now bigger and better than ever before, packed with new characters from Star Wars Episode VII The Force Awakens. Want to know how tall Darth Vader is? Or where the ferocious Nexu comes from? Look no further than the Star Wars: Character Encyclopedia. This handy guide is full of fun facts and intriguing information, including never-before-seen information revealing characters' back stories and personalities. With over 200 heroes, villains, monsters and more, Star Wars: Character Encyclopedia is guaranteed to enthral for hours on end.
Beeton's book of needlework, Mrs (Isabella Mary) Beeton
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.
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.
Fish like a drink: Joe Bennett writes again, Joe Bennett
Since his last collection of columns, Joe Bennett's been shaken and stickered, protected from bureaucrats by a Bulgarian in a frock and deprived of his favourite drinking hole. He's defied a council, eaten a rabbit, witnessed a marriage, saved a dog, failed to save a Venetian pigeon and much, much more. Throughout it all he has maintained the presence of mind to write columns of grace, wit and sense. Here are 45 of them.
Floret Farm's cut flower garden: grow, harvest & arrange stunning seasonal blooms, Erin Benzakein
Welcome to the world of Floret Farm, where hundreds of flower varieties grow and thrive to produce show-stopping arrangements. Here, star flower farmer Erin Benzakein shares her insights on planting a cutting garden of your own wherever you live. Learn the secrets to her airy and lush arrangements, including how-tos for spectacular bouquets, garlands, and wreaths to showcase your gorgeous flowers. Featuring planting, cultivating, and harvesting advice for more than 175 flower varieties along with tops to preserve their freshness from field to centrepiece, this book has everything you need to start planning your garden and the stunning arrangements that will keep your home bright and blooming year after year.
The silent man., Alex Berenson
After two high-risk missions, CIA special agent John Wells is living on the edge, his nights filled with disturbing dreams. He knows he has no time for rest - and he has made many enemies. But what happens next shocks him to the core. First, he is targeted by assassins sent by a psychotic arms dealer out for revenge. His girlfriend is left for dead. Then, in vengeful pursuit of his assailants in Moscow, he stumbles on a terrifying plot. Terrorists have successfully targeted Russia's nuclear complex and are planning an attack on America's shores. With the clock ticking, Wells realises that to stand a chance of preventing it, he mustn't let a personal vendetta get in his way - the future of the West depends upon him.
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.
Murder at the Puppy Fest., Laurien Berenson
Frolicking with dogs is Melanie Travis's idea of heaven. So when she's invited to be a "puppy wrangler" at a benefit for a local dog rescue, the last thing she expects is to be chasing after a tricky killer... As a busy mom and pedigree Poodle owner, Melanie has little time to spare. Still, she doesn't mind helping out at Puppy Fest, an annual fundraiser to benefit Puppy Posse, a local dog rescue organization. Considering the venue-Belle Haven mansion, owned by wealthy philanthropist Leo Brody-it's shaping up to be the can't-miss charity event of the summer. Unfortunately, when Melanie's breeding background lands her in the doghouse with Jane, Leo's snappy daughter who runs the rescue, Melanie finds herself simultaneously managing Puppy Fest and the millionaire's hopelessly fractious family.
The Pacific Crest Trail: a hiker's companion, Karen Berger
For many people, the Pacific Crest Trail is the ultimate long-distance hiking trail. Beginning in the dry valleys of southern California, it follows the crest of the snow-capped Sierras and ends in the ancient forests of Washington's Cascades. Along the way, national treasures such as Yosemite, Crater Lake, and Mount Rainier make this trail one of the premier hiking destinations in the world. But hiking is about much more than getting from A to B. Berger and Smith draw on their tremendous experience—together they have logged more than 12,000 miles on the PCT—to give tested advice to long-distance hikers on trip planning, gear and safety, seasonal considerations, trailheads and resupplies, permits, and much more.
Who runs the world?, Virginia Bergin
Peacekeeping, Mischa Berlinski
When Terry White, a former deputy sheriff and a failed politician, goes broke in the 2007-2008 financial crisis, he takes a job working for the UN, helping to train the Haitian police. He's sent to the remote town of Jérémie, where there are more coffin makers than restaurants, more donkeys than cars, and the dirt roads all slope down sooner or later to the postcard sea. Terry is swept up in the town's complex politics when he befriends an earnest, reforming American-educated judge. Soon he convinces the judge to oppose the corrupt but charismatic Sénateur Maxim Bayard in an upcoming election. When Terry falls in love with the judge's wife, the electoral drama threatens to become a disaster. Tense, atmospheric, tightly plotted, and surprisingly funny, Peacekeeping confirms Berlinski's gifts as a storyteller. Like Fieldwork, it explores a part of the world that we neither understand nor control—and takes us into the depths of the human soul, where the thirst for power and the need for love can overrun judgment and morality.
New York City, Eleanor Berman
Newly revised, updated, and redesigned for 2016. True to its name, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 New York City covers all the city's major sights and attractions in easy-to-use "top 10" lists that help you plan the vacation that's right for you. This newly updated travel guide for New York City will lead you straight to the best attractions the city has to offer, from unearthing archaeological treasures at the Metropolitan Museum of Art to biking through Central Park to discovering the city's hottest neighborhoods on walking tours. Plus, check out the best of the boroughs with suggested highlights for Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, The Bronx, and upper Manhattan. Expert travel writers have fully revised this edition of DK Eyewitness Travel Guide.
Dodgers, William Beverly
When East, a low-level lookout for a Los Angeles drug organisation, loses his watch house in a police raid, his boss recruits him for a very different job: a road trip - straight down the middle of white, rural America - to assassinate a judge in Wisconsin. Having no choice, East and a crew of untested boys - including his trigger-happy younger brother, Ty - leave the only home they've ever known in a nondescript blue van, with a roll of cash, a map and a gun they shouldn't have. Along the way, the country surprises East. The blood on his hands isn't the blood he expects. And he reaches places where only he can decide which way to go - or which person to become.
English Maori, Maori English dictionary., Bruce Biggs
Christmas according to Humphrey, Betty G Birney
Dear Friends Jingle bells and dancing snowflakes, Christmas was coming and suddenly my life as a classroom hamster became unsqueakably exciting! The music teacher, Miss Lark, spent a lot of time in Room 26, preparing our class for Longfellow School's Winter Wonderland show so there was plenty of FUN-FUN-FUN.
Holidays according to Humphrey, Betty G Birney
When Humphrey learns that school is ending, he was unsqueakably worried. What would he do once he lost his job as classroom pet? It turns out that summer is wilder than Humphrey thought school could ever be. He sees new sights, makes new friends, and has FUN-FUN-FUN! But he also has to deal with new creatures, Og's mysterious disappearance, and the scary-sounding Howler!
Humphrey's great-great-great book of stories., Betty G Birney
The perfect gift, this new edition of Betty G. Birney's bestselling series brings together three more stories about Humphrey the classroom hamster. Discover the wisdom, wit and brilliance of the nation's best-loved furry friend as he tells you everything about Surprises, Adventure, and Holidays, all according to his Humphreyness!
Humphrey's ha-ha-ha joke book, Betty G Birney
Dear friends, I love-love-love being the classroom hamster of Room 26. I've learnt lots about making friends and making them laugh along the way. So I've decided to collect my favourite jokes together in this ha-ha-ha hilarious joke book. And best of all, I included your favourite jokes as well. Thank you, readers, for making me laugh too.
Humphrey's ho-ho-ho book of stories, Betty G Birney
Imagination according to Humphrey, Betty G Birney
During a creative writing unit at Longfellow School, the students in Mrs. Brisbane's class practice using their imagination with their very own writing journals—and Humphrey finds out that writing from his imagination is harder than it looks.
More adventures according to Humphrey, Betty G Birney
As a classroom hamster I've had many adventures. My biggest was when my boat almost sank to the bottom of Potter's Pond. And that was before I met up with some scary-scary-scary pirates! My paw was still shaking when I first scribbled the tale in my notebook, and I left out a few details. But now I've written out the whole story, including my mysterious midnight trips to the library and the unsqueakably wonderful surprise at the end.
My creepy-crawly camping adventure!, Betty G Birney
My pet show panic!, Betty G Birney
My playful puppy problem!, Betty G Birney
A playful puppy ruins the science project Humphrey helped Richie make.
My really wheely racing day!, Betty G Birney
Humphrey gets the surprise of his classroom life when he gets a whizzy hamster racing car. It's bright red with a stripe down the side and he LOVES-LOVES-LOVES it! He practises as hard as he can, because there's going to be a pet race. If he tries really hard, will he win?
Mysteries according to Humphrey., Betty G Birney
Dear Friends, I Love-Love-Love my job as the classroom hamster of Room 26. But when our teacher, Mrs Brisbane, didn't show up for school, I was unsqueakably worried about what had happened to her. Then a supply teacher, the mysterious Mr E, arrived and everything changed. Class was fun, but were my classmates learning anything? And what had happened to our wonderful teacher? I had my paws full as I gathered clues to solve the mystery and also tried to help my friends deal with their problems. At last, on Halloween, everything was revealed ... but in a frightful and delightful way! Your furry fr.
My summer fair surprise!, Betty G Birney
As the Longfellow School Summer Fair approached, all my classmates in Room 26 could talk about were the game stalls, the crafts, the yummy food and FUN-FUN-FUN to come!When my friends decided to include Og the frog and me, I was unsqueakably happy. Who could have guessed that my hamster ball would spin out of control, turning the Summer Fair into one of my most fur-raising adventures ever!
My treasure hunt trouble!, Betty G Birney
"I was unsqueakably excited when Garth took Og the frog and me home for the weekend, because he was having a birthday party! I was expecting to have a GREAT-GREAT-GREAT time. I wasn't expecting there to be a thief, hidden treasure, and a mystery only I could solve!"
School according to Humphrey, Betty G Birney
Dear Friends, After a fur raising holiday at Camp Happy Hollow, I looked forward to returning to Room 26 to see all my old friends. Mrs. Brisbane was still there, but I was shocked to find the classroom full of strangers, like Rolling Rosie, Hurry Up Harry and Forgetful Phoebe. At first, all I wanted to do was find my old classmates.
Secrets according to Humphrey, Betty G Birney
Humphrey and his friends in Room 26 learn about ancient Egypt. Mummies, pharaohs, pyramids and plenty of SHH-SHH-SHH secrets abound! Will Humphrey be able to solve the mysteries of the pharaohs...?
Spring according to Humphrey, Betty G Birney
Everyone's favourite classroom hamster is back! Dear Friends, At last, spring has come! Lucky for Room 26 where I'm class hamster because they've got a Family Fun Night planned at Longfellow School. It'll be great to get to know my classmates' families. I might even start thinking about what family means to me - especially as families come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Happy-happy-happy reading! Humphrey
Surprises according to Humphrey, Betty G Birney
While continuing to help his classmates solve their problems, Humphrey, pet hamster of Longfellow School's Room 26, faces many surprises, like rolling in a hamster ball, a substitute janitor who might be an alien, and the possibility of Mrs. Brisbane retiring.
Trouble according to Humphrey, Betty G Birney
Humphrey, the pet hamster of Longfellow School's Room 26, relates the ups and downs experienced by his human classmates as they begin a project to create a model town complete with houses and community services.
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
Wisp of a thing: a novel of the Tufa, Alex Bledsoe
Touched by a very public tragedy, musician Rob Quillen comes to Cloud County, Tennessee, in search of a song that might ease his aching heart. All he knows of the mysterious and reclusive Tufa is what he has read on the internet: they are an enigmatic clan of swarthy, black-haired mountain people whose historical roots are lost in myth and controversy. Some people say that when the first white settlers came to the Appalachians centuries ago, they found the Tufa already there. Others hint that Tufa blood brings special gifts. Rob finds both music and mystery in the mountains. Close-lipped locals guard their secrets, even as Rob gets caught up in a subtle power struggle he can't begin to comprehend.
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?
I wasn't born bulletproof: lessons I've learned (so you don't have to), Maci Bookout
Since catapulting to reality TV stardom on the hit MTV series Teen Mom and 16 and Pregnant, Maci Bookout has become a mother of three, a successful businesswoman, and a sought-after motivational speaker—all by the tender age of 25. As she traveled across the country, speaking to young people and sharing her inspiring story, the one comment Maci kept hearing over and over was, "You're so strong. You make it all look so easy." But Maci was not born "bulletproof." She taught herself to be strong despite her struggles and to turn adversity into advantages. In I Wasn't Born Bulletproof, bestselling author Maci shares with readers the truth behind her Teflon exterior and offers fun, inspirational advice for everyone.
The almost nearly perfect people: behind the myth of the Scandinavian Utopia, Michael Booth
The Danes are the happiest people in the world, and pay the highest taxes.'Neutral' Sweden is one of the biggest arms manufacturers in the world. Finns have the largest per capita gun ownership after the US and Yemen. 54 per cent of Icelanders believe in elves. Norway is the richest country on earth. 5 per cent of Danish men have had sex with an animal. Michael Booth has lived among the Scandinavians, on and off, for over ten years, perplexed by their many strange paradoxes and character traits and equally bemused by the unquestioning enthusiasm for all things Nordic and hygge that has engulfed the rest of the world.
A book is a book., Jenny Bornholdt
This book asks 'what is a book?' It celebrates books and reading. Although 'told' from a child's view, it captures the value and magic of books felt by all voracious readers.
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.
Boswell's life of Jjohnson, James Boswell
On Her Majesty's frightfully secret service, Rhys Bowen
Lady Georgiana Rannoch juggles secret missions from the Queen, Darcy, and her mother. But it's all in a day's work when you're thirty-fifth in line to the British Crown. When Darcy runs off on another secret assignment, I am left to figure out how to travel to Italy sans maid and chaperone to help my dear friend Belinda, as she awaits the birth of her baby alone. An opportunity presents itself in a most unexpected way—my cousin the queen is in need of a spy to attend a house party in the Italian lake country.
The useful book: 194 life skills they used to teach in home ec and shop, David Bowers
A modern and energetically designed encyclopedia of DIY with everything you need to know to roll up your sleeves and cook it, build it, sew it, clean it, or repair it yourself. In other words, everything you would have learned from your shop and home ec teachers, if you'd had them. Home Ec and Shop features 138 practical projects and how-tos, with step-by-step instructions and illustrations, relevant charts, sidebars, lists, and handy toolboxes. There's a kitchen crash course, including the must-haves for a well-stocked pantry; how to boil an egg (and peel it frustration-free); how to grill, steam, saute, and roast vegetables. There's Sewing 101, plus how to fold a fitted sheet, tie a tie, mop a floor, make a bed, and set the table for a formal dinner.
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.
Who are you?: treachery threatens not just her marriage but her life, Barbara Taylor Bradford
New ebook short story: a gripping drama with a stunning twist from a master storyteller Margo, a high-flying political consultant based in Chicago, has made her name helping others, but now she's the one in trouble. She is just about to board a plane with her husband, Jack, when he suddenly disappears. As Margo frantically attempts to find out what's happened to Jack, she begins to discover how little she knows about the man she's married. Lies, betrayal and double-crossing shock to the core - who can she trust?
Across many mountains: three daughters of Tibet, Yangzom Brauen
Kusang never thought she would leave Tibet. Growing up in a remote mountain village, she married a monk and gave birth to two children. But then the Chinese army invaded, and their peaceful lives were destroyed forever. Thousands were tortured, prison camps were set up and Kusang's monastery was destroyed.
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.
Fish of the week: selected columns, Steve Braunias
A collection of New Zealand's most celebrated journalist's works, this lascivious selection of Steve Braunias's columns addresses a variety of topics, including the current state of New Zealand steak, the beauty of mangroves, the lunacy of film festivals, the attractions of small towns, the charms of Cambridge University, and the strange habits of the English. With a satirical voice and keenly astute observations on society, these best of columns shed light on the surprisingly vulnerable life of a writer and the love-struck nature of being a father.
A natural history of dragons: a memoir by Lady Trent, Marie Brennan
Isabella, Lady Trent, known as the world's preeminent dragon naturalist, writes her memoir detailing how she sought true love and happiness despite her lamentable eccentricities; and of her thrilling expedition to the perilous mountains of Vystrana, where she made the first of many historic dragon discoveries that would change the world forever.
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?
Deep down dead, Steph Broadribb
Lori Anderson is as tough as they come, managing to keep her career as a fearless Florida bounty hunter separate from her role as single mother to nine-year-old Dakota, who suffers from leukaemia. But when the hospital bills start to rack up, she has no choice but to take her daughter along on a job that will make her a fast buck. And that's when things start to go wrong. The fugitive she's assigned to haul back to court is none other than JT, Lori's former mentor - the man who taught her everything she knows ...the man who also knows the secrets of her murky past. Not only is JT fighting a child exploitation racket operating out of one of Florida's biggest theme parks, Winter Wonderland, a place where 'bad things never happen', but he's also mixed up with the powerful Miami Mob.
Some kind of hero: a Troubleshooters novel, Suzanne Brockmann
"Former Navy SEAL Peter "Grunge" Greene's lonely but comfortable life is upended when his longtime ex-girlfriend unexpectedly dies in a car crash, leaving him sole custody of their 15-year-old daughter, Maddie. They move to San Diego to start a new life together, but Maddie quickly falls in with the wrong crowd and soon goes completely AWOL. New to town with no one to turn to, Peter is frantic to track down his daughter and accepts help from his beautiful and surprisingly resourceful neighbor, Shayla Whitman. A romance writer and single stay-at-home mom, Shayla deeply empathizes with Peter's predicament, and a bond quickly grows between them over their shared experiences as parents but blossoms into much more. As things heat up between Peter and Shayla, it's a race against time for Peter and the Troubleshooters team to find Maddie before she makes a mistake she'll forever regret"— Provided by publisher.
Knight on the Texas Plains., Linda Broday
Duel McClain has lost everything he's ever loved: his wife, his son, his sense of self. But when a strange twist of fate - and a poker game he'll never forget - leaves an innocent little girl in his care, Duel vows to defend his new family to his very last breath. If only he knew a single thing about taking care of babies... Just as Duel swears his life can't get any more complicated, a beautiful woman stumbles into the light of his campfire, desperate for help. Jessie Foltry is hungry, tired, and running for her life. She agrees to help Duel care for the child in exchange for his protection, even as she fights to guard her broken heart. But Duel will do whatever it takes to make Jessie see that the Texas plains have more than one kind of knight, and perhaps their salvation is closer than either of them could have dreamed...
Texas redemption, 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 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?
Rise: how a house built a family, Cara Brookins
"After escaping an abusive marriage, Cara Brookins had four children to provide for and no one to turn to but herself. In desperate need of a home but without the means to buy one, she did something incredible. Equipped only with YouTube instructional videos, a small bank loan and a mile-wide stubborn streak, Cara built her own house from the foundation up with a work crew made up of her four children. It would be the hardest thing she had ever done. With no experience nailing together anything bigger than a bookshelf, she and her kids poured concrete, framed the walls and laid bricks for their two story, five bedroom house. She had convinced herself that if they could build a house, they could rebuild their broken family" — Provided by publisher.
Clothing poverty: the hidden world of fast fashion and second-hand clothes, Andrew (Lecturer in development geography) 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.
Charlie and the war against the grannies, Alan Brough
My name is Charlie Ian Duncan. I will be 12 on 2 February. I have written this history of my war with the grannies because I need everyone to know that I didn't mean for Mrs Cyclopolos to blow up. I just wanted a paper round. When I say 'my war with the grannies', I really mean the war I waged alongside my best friend Hils, my second-best-friend Rashid, Peter the Iraqi who isn't afraid of anything (well apart from one thing), Warren and his magical bike TwelveSpeed and those crazy people we met underground. The grannies started it when I asked them about a paper round and they sprayed me in the face with rooster brand chilli sauce and made me think that I was dead. Hils and I decided to go to war with them but then I discovered one of the grannies had a glass eye and I wasn't sure if it was okay to go to war against someone with a glass eye but then I discovered that the granny with the glass eye could pinch bricks in half, turn her snot-covered hankies into deadly throwing weapons and possessed a truly terrible device called the Gnashing Gnet. It's all true. Especially the bit about me not wanting anyone to blow
Tropic of Kansas, Chris N Brown
The United States of America is no more. Broken into warring territories, its centre has become a wasteland DMZ known as "the Tropic of Kansas." Though this gaping geographic hole has no clear boundaries, everyone knows it's out there—that once-bountiful part of the heartland, broken by greed and exploitation, where neglect now breeds unrest. Two travellers appear in this arid American wilderness: Sig, the fugitive orphan of political dissidents, and his foster sister Tania, a government investigator whose search for Sig leads her into her own past—and towards an unexpected future.
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.
Last breath, Robert Bryndza
He's your perfect date. You're his next victim. When the tortured body of a young woman is found in a dumpster, her eyes swollen shut and her clothes soaked with blood, Detective Erika Foster is one of the first at the crime scene. The trouble is, this time, it's not her case. While she fights to secure her place on the investigation team, Erika can't help but get involved and quickly finds a link to the unsolved murder of a woman four months earlier. Dumped in a similar location, both women have identical wounds - a fatal incision to their femoral artery. Stalking his victims online, the killer is preying on young pretty women using a fake identity. How will Erika catch a murderer who doesn't seem to exist? Then another girl is abducted while waiting for a date. Erika and her team must get to her before she becomes another dead victim, and, come face to face with a terrifyingly sadistic individual.
The book of joy, Dalai Lama XIV Bstan-?dzin-rgya-mtsho
Nobel Peace Prize Laureates His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu have survived more than fifty years of exile and the soul-crushing violence of oppression. Despite their hardships - or, as they would say, because of them - they are two of the most joyful people on the planet. In April 2015, Archbishop Tutu travelled to the Dalai Lama's home in Dharamsala, India, to celebrate His Holiness's eightieth birthday and to create this book as a gift for others. They looked back on their long lives to answer a single burning question: how do we find joy in the face of life's inevitable suffering? They traded intimate stories, teased each other continually, and shared their spiritual practices. By the end of a week filled with laughter and punctuated with tears, these two global heroes had stared into the abyss and despair of our times and revealed how to live a life brimming with joy. This book offers us a rare opportunity to experience their astonishing and unprecedented week together, from the first embrace to the final goodbye.
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.
Once upon a crime, Michael Buckley
When the fairy-tale detectives rush to New York City hoping to find an Everafter who can cure Puck, they trigger a chain of events that includes a murder mystery, and learn many new things about their mother who, along with their father, is still in an enchanted sleep.
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.
Seashore., David Burnie
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.
Powering content: building a nonstop content marketing machine, Laura Busche
Your new product is ready to launch and you're itching to tell potential customers all about it. But how do you make your message stand out above all the noise and marketing clutter? Take the guesswork out of content management with this hands-on guide. You'll learn how to produce and manage powerful content pieces that speak directly to customers and compel them to respond.
The amateur garden, George Washington Cable
Savage Rising, C Hoyt Caldwell
Still trying to prove to the good folks of Baptist Flats, Tennessee, that a woman who's five-foot-nothing has the mettle to wear a badge, Dani is called in to investigate the death of a man found in a horse's stall with his pants around his ankles. At first it appears to be a simple accident, but things turn complicated when the victim's only ID belongs to an ATF agent. A female ATF agent. A missing female ATF agent. To make matters worse, a mystery man named Jack Spivey has come to town, asking questions about the ATF agent's disappearance and promising a world of pain when he doesn't like the answers. Then an Amazonian ex-Marine joins in, and Dani has no choice but to team up with these shadowy strangers. As they follow a twisted trail of clues into the mountains, they uncover a chilling conspiracy—and a common enemy who's trained to kill.
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. Joseph's journey will catapult him to the highest echelons of power and grant him entry into the most elite political circles. Even as misfortune continues to follow the Armagh family like an ancient curse, Joseph takes his revenge against the uncaring world that once took everything from him. He orchestrates his eldest son Rory's political ascent from the offspring of an Irish immigrant to US senator. And Joseph will settle for nothing less than the pinnacle of glory: seeing his boy crowned the first Catholic president of the United States.
Love with a Scottish outlaw, Gayle Callen
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.
You never know., Mary Calmes
Hagen Wylie has it all figured out. He's going to live in his hometown, be everybody's friend, explore new relationships, and rebuild his life after the horrors of war. No muss, no fuss is the plan. He's well on his way—until he finds out his first love has come home too. Hagen says it's no big deal, but a chance encounter with Mitch Thayer's two cute sons puts him directly in the path of the only guy he's never gotten out of his head. Mitch returned for three reasons: to raise his sons where he grew up, to move his furniture business and encourage it to thrive, and to win Hagen back. Years away made it perfectly clear the young man he loved in high school is the only one for him. The problem? He left town and they have not talked since. If Hagen's going to trust him again, Mitch needs to show him how he's grown up and isn't going to let go. They could have a new chance at love… but Hagen is insistent he's not reviving a relationship with Mitch. Then again, you never know.
The fall, Albert Camus
Jean-Baptiste Clamence is a soul in turmoil. Over several drunken nights he regales a chance acquaintance with his story. From this successful former lawyer and seemingly model citizen a compelling, self-loathing catalogue of guilt, hypocrisy and alienation pours forth. The Fall is a brilliant portrayal of a man who has glimpsed the hollowness of his existence. But beyond depicting one man's disillusionment, Camus's novel exposes the universal human condition and its absurdities - and our innocence that, once lost, can never be recaptured.
The swimming pool, Louise Candlish
It's summer when Elm Hill lido opens, having stood empty for years. For Natalie Steele - wife, mother, teacher - it offers freedom from the tightly controlled routines of work and family. Especially when it leads her to Lara Channing, a charismatic former actress with a lavish bohemian lifestyle, who seems all too happy to invite Natalie into her elite circle. Soon Natalie is spending long days at the pool, socializing with new friends and basking in a popularity she didn't know she'd been missing. Real life, and the person she used to be, begins to feel very far away. But is such a change in fortunes too good to be true? Why are dark memories of a summer long ago now threatening to surface? And, without realizing, could Natalie have been swept dangerously out of her depth?
Bushcraft 101: a field guide to the art of wilderness survival., Dave Canterbury
The ultimate resource for experiencing the backcountry! Written by survivalist expert Dave Canterbury, Bushcraft 101 gets you ready for your next backcountry trip with advice on making the most of your time outdoors. Based on the 5Cs of Survivability—cutting tools, covering, combustion devices, containers, and cordages—this valuable guide offers only the most important survival skills to help you craft resources from your surroundings and truly experience the beauty and thrill of the wilderness. Inside, you''ll also discover detailed information on: Choosing the righ.
The Bushcraft field guide to trapping, gathering, & cooking in the wild, Dave Canterbury
What to eat, where to find it, and how to cook it! Renowned outdoors expert and New York Times bestselling author Dave Canterbury provides you with all you need to know about packing, trapping, and preparing food for your treks and wilderness travels. Whether you're headed out for a day hike or a weeklong expedition, you'll find everything you need to survive—and eat well—out in the wild. Canterbury makes certain you're set by not only teaching you how to hunt and gather, but also giving you recipes to make while on the trail. Complete with illustrations to accompany his instructions and a full-color photo guide of plants to forage and those to avoid, this is the go-to reference to keep in your pack. The Bushcraft Field Guide to Trapping, Gathering, and Cooking in the Wild helps you achieve the full outdoor experience. With it, you'll be prepared to set off on your trip and enjoy living off the land.
Bushcraft first aid: a field guide to wilderness emergency care, Dave Canterbury
"For people who want to develop their bushcraft skills and survive outdoors, this book provides information for treating injuries and illness while in the wild. It includes tips and information on how to use typical outdoorsman items in case of a medical emergency or survival situation"— Provided by publisher.
Ralph and the rocket ship, Alyssa Satin Capucilli
Katy Duck's best dog pal Ralph loves all things that go fast, especially rocket ships, so with his imagination and some tape and cardboard, he builds a rocket himself.
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. It is many years since the end of the Bugger Wars in "The Investment Counselor." Ender's reputation as a hero and savior has suffered a horrible reversal. Banished from Earth and slandered as a mass murderer, twenty-year-old Andrew Wiggin wanders incognito from planet to planet as a fugitive, until a blackmailing tax inspector compromises his identity and threatens to expose Ender the Xenocide.
The guardian duke, Jamie Carie
A Regency-era romantic adventure where a Duke is ordered to assume guardianship over a bold young woman who refuses to believe her parents' lives were lost during a treasure hunt.
Wind dancer: a novel., Jamie Carie
A free spirited young woman is captured by Indians during the American Revolution and falls in love with a fellow prisoner. Only faith can set them free.
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.Pancakes in Paris is the story of Craig tackling the impossible—from raising the money to fund his dream to tracking down international suppliers for "exotic" American ingredients, and even finding love along the way. His diner, Breakfast in America, is now a renowned tourist destination, and the story of how it came to be is just as delicious and satisfying as the classic breakfast that tops its menu.
I do!: a novel, Melody Carlson
Twenty-one-year-old Caitlin starts a new diary to record her experiences when she becomes engaged and has to struggle to remember to focus on God, her friends, and her senior year in college as her head swims with wedding plans.
It's my life, by Caitlin O'Connor, Melody Carlson
Sixteen-year-old Caitlin struggles with her feelings about her best friend's pregnancy, boys who tempt her to break her vow not to date, non-Christian friends, and what God may be calling her to do with her life.
Miracle at St. Bruno's, Philippa Carr
Damask Farland, named after a rose, is captivated by the mysterious orphan Bruno. Discovered upon the abbey altar on Christmas morning, then raised by monks, Bruno becomes the great man whom Damask grows to love - only to be shattered by his cruel betrayal. This dramatic coming-of-age novel is set in sixteenth-century England, during the chaotic years when Henry VIII stunned the royal court by setting his sights on Anne Boleyn. It's also the tale of a man whom many believed to be a holy prophet... until a shocking truth is unearthed in the shadows of a centuries-old abbey.
The wanderer, Robyn Carr
Nestled on the Oregon coast is a small town of rocky beaches and rugged charm. Locals love the land's unspoiled beauty. Developers see it as a potential gold mine. When newcomer Hank Cooper learns he's been left an old friend's entire beachfront property, he finds himself with a community's destiny in his hands. Cooper has never been a man to settle in one place, and Thunder Point was supposed to be just another quick stop. But Cooper finds himself getting involved with the town. And with Sarah Dupre, and with Sarah Dupre, a woman as complicated as she is beautiful. With the whole town watching for his next move, Cooper has to choose between his old life and a place full of new possibilities. A place that just might be home.
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.
Orkney twilight, Clare Carson
Jim says he's an undercover policeman. His daughter Sam thinks he's a liar. On holiday in Orkney, beneath an endless midsummer sky, Sam spies on Jim as he runs secretive errands across the island. What did he take from the old watchtower on the edge of a cliff? Why is he so interested in Norse mythology? And why does Sam have the eerie feeling that she too is being watched? When Sam finally discovers the truth, it will draw her into a dangerous world of darkness and deception ... An original and haunting thriller about fathers, daughters and the ghosts of the past.
The salt marsh, Clare Carson
Sam Coyle's father lived in the shadows - an undercover agent among the spies and radicals of Cold War London. That world claimed his life, and Sam is haunted by his absence. He left nothing behind but his enemies; nothing to his daughter but his tradecraft and paranoia. Now, her boyfriend Luke is missing too - the one person she could trust, vanished into the fog on the Kentish coast. To find him, Sam must follow uncertain leads into a labyrinth of blind channels and shifting ground. She must navigate the treacherous expanse of the salt marsh...
Looking glass girl, Cathy Cassidy
Alice is thrilled when Savannah invites her to a Wonderland-themed sleepover; she's wanted to join this circle of friends for so long. Finally, she's fitting in. But an accident suddenly changes everything and Alice is rushed to hospital. As her friends and family rally round, a mystery begins to unravel. Was Alice pushed, and why?
Down a dark road, Linda Castillo
Two years ago Joseph King was convicted of murdering his wife and sentenced to life in prison. He was a "fallen" Amish man and, according to local law enforcement, a known drug user with a violent temper. Now King has escaped, and he's headed for Painters Mill. News of a murderer on the loose travels like wildfire and putting Chief of Police Kate Burkholder and her team of officers on edge. A nightmare scenario becomes reality when King shows up with a gun and kidnaps his five children from their Amish uncle's house. He's armed and desperate with nothing left to lose. Fearing for the safety of the children, Kate leaps into action, but her frantic search for a killer leads her into an ambush. When King releases her unharmed, asking her to prove his innocence, she begins to wonder whether the police are hiding something, and she embarks on her own investigation to discover the truth.
Earth dragon, fire hare, Ken Catran
Against a background of culture clashes and conflicts in Malaysia after World War Two, a Kiwi soldier and a Chinese Malay freedom fighter are inexorably drawn together. The conflict in Malaysia during and after World War Two, as seen from the perspectives of a Kiwi soldier (Peter) and a Chinese Malay freedom fighter (Ng). Against a background of culture clash and political and individual conflicts, two young men are drawn inexorably together as victims and products of the Malay conflict. Will events or their deeper selves guide them when their backs are against the wall? An action-packed, compelling, and ultimately moving book about a war that in which New Zealand participated, but which has not been written about.
Run to glory: the story of Eric Liddell., Ellen W Caughey
This easy-to-read biography details Eric Liddell's life as an Olympic champion and missionary to China. His story will inspire and challenge you live a sacrificial life, fully committed to God.
Amber., Deborah Challinor
She was Maori, aged anywhere between three and five years old. Her dirty, matted hair hung past her shoulders, and her sweet, heart-shaped little face was filthy.' For the past four years Kitty has sailed the high seas on the trading vessel Katipo with Rian, her wild Irish adventurer. But, in this long-awaited sequel to Kitty, when they return to the Bay of Islands in 1845, they find themselves in the midst of rising tensions between Maori and the settlers. Rian wants Kitty out of danger and moves her to Auckland where he thinks she will be safe. But when Kitty is offered a trinket by a street urchin, her impulsive response will change both of their lives forever, and place an unexpected strain on her marriage. Loyalties and love are sorely tested, and Kitty's past comes back to haunt her when she takes under her wing the bewitching child she names Amber. As action swirls around them, Kitty and Rian must battle to be reunited as they fight for their lives and watch friends and enemies alike succumb to the madness of war and the fatal seduction of hatred.
Band of gold, Deborah Challinor
On the goldfields of Ballarat, vows are broken - can a wounded heart ever forgive? When the Yarrowee River bursts its banks, Rian Farrell, a dashing Irish sea captain and part-time gunrunner, disappears in the torrential flood. Believing herself a widow, the headstrong and passionate Kitty Farrell's heart is left in tatters after the sudden death of her beloved husband. In her grief, she finally succumbs to the attractions of his long-time shipmate, Daniel, who has loved her from afar for many years. The consequences are disastrous, and will challenge Kitty Farrell both physically and mentally. The resulting novel is a heady mix of powerful relationships and memorable, passionate characters, whose compelling story plays out against a skilfully depicted and utterly realistic backdrop of Old Ballarat.
Behind the sun, Deborah Challinor
Four women on a perilous journey to a new world, can rely only on their wits to survive ... and each other. Irreverent and streetwise prostitute Friday Woolfe is in London's notorious Newgate gaol, awaiting transportation. There, she meets three other girls: intelligent and opportunistic thief, Sarah Morgan, naive young Rachel Winter, and reliable and capable seamstress, Harriet Clarke. On the voyage to New South Wales their friendship becomes an unbreakable bond - but there are others on board who will change their lives forever. Friday makes an implacable enemy of Bella Jackson, a vicious woman whose power seems undiminished by her arrest and transportation, while Harriet is taken under the wing of an idealistic doctor, James Downey. Rachel catches the eye of a sinister passenger with more than honour on his mind. When they finally arrive on the other side of the world, they are confined to the grim and overcrowded Parramatta Female Factory. But worse is to come as the threat of separation looms. In the land behind the sun, the only thing they have is each other.
Blue smoke, Deborah Challinor
In her bestselling historical romances Tamar and White Feathers, Deborah Challinor introduced feisty Tamar Deane, the Cornish seamstress who became the owner of Auckland's most successful brothel, and whose scandalous affair with Kepa, handsome son of a rangatira, resulted in the birth of her illegitimate son, Joseph. White Feathers, which continued the story of Tamar and her children against the backdrop of the First World War, ended with the death of her beloved husband Andrew. In the third and concluding volume of the Tamar trilogy, Tamar is now a wealthy widow with an extensive and prosperous estate in the Hawke's Bay, with her children settling into their own relationships, some more happily than others. Deborah Challinor explores the effects of war on three generations of a passionate and fiery New Zealand family.
Fire, Deborah Challinor
A historical romance based on the Ballantynes Department Store Fire in 1947 that killed 41 people, most of them store employees trapped in controversial circumstances. Set in Auckland in 1953, Fire tells the story of four working class friends, all employed at Dunbar & Jones, one of the country's most glamorous and sophisticated department stores. The girls are Allie, a salesgirl in the dress department, Louise who works in lingerie, Irene, a typist in Accounts and Daisy, a milliner in the workroom out the back. The story takes place a week before Christmas, in the period leading up to Christmas as the country prepares for a Royal Visit by the young Queen Elizabeth. When the store is full of wealthy shoppers smoke is discovered drifting from the basement lift shaft. While the fire brigade is called, the store owners make a crucial error and decide not to raise a public alarm until it's too late - exits are cut off by the fire and the ground and first floors are ablaze, trapping staff and customers on the upper floors.
Girl of shadows, Deborah Challinor
What had they done? What had she and Sarah and Friday done? 1830: Convict girls Friday Woolfe, Harriet Clarke and Sarah Morgan have been transported to Sydney from London. Sarah has been assigned to jeweller Adam Green, Harriet is a maid for the Barrett family, and Friday is working as a prostitute in a brothel. Each of them is struggling to forget the brutal crime they committed. But their fate is no longer theirs to control. Vicious underworld queen Bella Jackson holds the girls' futures in the palm of her hand, biding her time until she exacts payment for what she knows about their misdeeds. Harriet, racked with guilt, becomes convinced that their lost friend is haunting them, and while Friday succumbs to the bottle, Sarah has to fight for everything she holds dear. Once again, the girls must join forces to save one of their own. But which one? And in the background Bella Jackson waits and watches.
Grey ghosts: New Zealand Vietnam vets talk about their war, Deborah Challinor
"We were known to the enemy as 'grey ghosts'. We could be here, and we could be there..." The Grey Ghosts were New Zealand's Vietnam veterans. Their powerful story includes chilling accounts of death, injuries and emotional breakdown, along with the intense comradeship of soldiering, and a pervasive sense of humour that is uniquely our own. Acclaimed writer and historian Deborah Challinor interviewed 50 men who served in Vietnam, who speak out about 'fragging' (killing superior officers), the New Zealand Government's role in Agent Orange and chemical exposure, and their hostile reception when they returned. The result is compelling, reliving the Vietnam experience in vivid detail. First published in 1998, this updated edition includes new material on the subsequent handling of veterans' claims, and the reconciliation parade on Queen's Birthday weekend in 2008, when the men were finally welcomed home.
Her mother's shadow, Diane Chamberlain
Annie O'Neill was the heart of the small community of Kiss River. But her generous nature hid a darker side that remained secret for years after her tragic death. When Lacey O'Neill finally learns the shattering truth about the mother she's spent a decade emulating, the foundation of her life begins to crumble. Then her close childhood friend dies, leaving her teenage daughter, Mackenzie, in Lacey's care, and Lacey unwillingly finds herself in the role of mother. Uprooted by her mother's death, Mackenzie resents her new home of Kiss River. She wants nothing to do with the father who never knew she existed-and especially not her mother's oldest friend. But the person who could understand her best might be the one she resents most: Lacey.
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.
Banish clutter forever: how the toothbrush principle will change your life, Sheila Chandra
Everyone knows they need to cut the crap out of their lives, and here's how to do it! Straightforward and focused, "Clutter Busting" shows how anyone can begin right now to clear the clutter and debris from their home, garage, office, and life.
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.
Bad luck and trouble, Lee Child
You do not mess with the Special Investigators! The events of 9/11 changed Jack Reacher's drifter life in a practical way. In addition to his folding toothbrush, he now needs to carry photo ID to get around. Yet he is still as close to untraceable as a human being in America can get. So when a member of his old Army unit manages to get a message to him, he knows it has to be deadly serious. The Special Investigators always watched each other's backs. Now Reacher must put the old unit back together. Someone has killed one of them, and he can't let that go.
One shot, Lee Child
Ex-military investigator Jack Reacher is called in by James Barr, the man accused of a lethal sniper attack on a heartland city that leaves five people dead, and teams up with a young defence attorney to find an unseen enemy who is manipulating events behind the scenes.
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. But this party goes from odd to chaotic when a fire starts at one of the tables and Doreen's entrepreneur husband suddenly goes into convulsions and drops dead. Has his favorite orange pekoe tea been poisoned' Theo smells a rat. The distraught Doreen soon engages Theo to pursue a discreet inquiry into who might have murdered her husband. As Theo and her tea sommelier review the guest list for suspects, they soon find themselves drawn into a dangerous game of cat and mouse ...
The reWired brain: free yourself of negative behaviors and release your best self, Floyd H Chilton
Most of us don't realize that we have a surprising amount of control over our own thoughts and behaviour and can unintentionally influence our brains negatively, causing cycles of bad choices and experiences. The ReWired Brain offers a clear framework for understanding our brains and the decisions we make, showing how certain fears and instincts drive unhealthy emotional dysfunctions and related behavioural patterns in the most important areas of life. This book shows how to reframe negative experiences, experience emotional and spiritual healing, and ultimately rewire our brains, empowering to live fearlessly.
At fault, Kate Chopin
At Fault masterfully portrays a complex love triangle amid the tensions of the rural post-Reconstruction South. Thérése Lafirme is a young Creole widow in love with a divorced St. Louis businessman, David Hosmer. The moral and religious constraints thrust upon Thérése 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.
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. What should we do, or leave undone, in a day or a lifetime? How much messiness should we accept? What balance of new activities and familiar favorites is the most fulfilling? These may seem like uniquely human quandaries, but they are not: computers, too, face the same constraints, so computer scientists have been grappling with their version of such issues for decades. From finding a spouse to finding a parking spot, from organizing one's inbox to understanding the workings of memory, Algorithms to Live By transforms the wisdom of computer science into strategies for human living.
Killing is my business, Adam Christopher
Another golden morning in a seedy town, and a new memory tape for intrepid PI-turned-hitman-and last robot left in working order-Raymond Electromatic. When his comrade-in-electronic-arms, Ada, assigns a new morning roster of clientele, Ray heads out into the LA sun, only to find that his skills might be a bit rustier than he expected.
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. Get to the heart of Morocco and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet's Morocco Travel Guide: Colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots.
Angels twice descending, Cassandra Clare
Simon's journey to become a Shadowhunter nears its end as his Ascension ceremony draws closer.
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.
As time goes by, Mary Higgins Clark
A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.
Still the two, John Clarke
Still the Two is a hilarious selection of interviews with the nation's leaders and prominent citizens. Based on John Clarke and Bryan Dawe's appearances on 'A Current Affair' and 3AW, the book features guest appearances by everyone from John Howard to Alan Bond, from Jeff Kennett to Paul Keating. Still the Two is astute, hilarious and brilliantly written. John Clarke was born in New Zealand. He is one of Australia's best-known and most loved faces on TV. A comedian, writer and actor, his appearances include the famous Fred Dagg character, 'The Gillies Report' and 'The Games'. John's books include A Dagg at My Table, The Howard Miracle and The 7.56 Report.
The tournament, John Clarke
The streets of Paris are full of celebrities and media, and out at the stadium the crowds are already huge as players pound the practice courts in preparation for the greatest tournament of the modern era...From all corners they've come, the stars of the modern game. What a line-up! The most unusual tennis tournament in history is about to start.Einstein's seeded fourth. Chaplin, Freud and van Gogh are also in the top rankings. World number one is Tony Chekhov. In all, 128 of the world's most creative players-everyone from Louis Armstrong to George Orwell, Gertrude Stein to Coco Chanel-are going to fight it out until the exhilarating final on centre court. First published in 2002, John Clarke's The Tournament is a brilliant, bizarre comic novel. This new Text Classics edition features an introduction by a well-known Australian. John Clarke was born in New Zealand.
Real food for babies & toddlers: baby-led weaning and beyond, with over 80 wholefood recipes the whole family will love, Vanessa Clarkson
Packed with expert advice, practical strategies, nutritional information and over 80 recipes, Real Food for Babies and Toddlers offers a more natural way of introducing wholefoods to children during the all-important first 1,000 days of life. It also rescues parents from the tiresome task of making separate meals for the youngest members of the family. Using a baby-led weaning approach rather than the traditional method of spoon-feeding puree allows parents to observe and respond to their baby's natural cues and introduce a world of bright, flavourful, nutrient-rich foods from the get-go. Internationally renowned nutrition expert and mother of two Vanessa Clarkson presents predominantly plant-based, seasonal dishes that are delicious and completely adaptable for self-feeding babies, toddlers and their families. This is a modern collection of family-focused, beautiful meals that the whole family will love sitting down to enjoy, together.
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.
Beneath Copper Falls, Colleen Coble
As a 911 dispatcher, Dana Newell takes pride in being calm in tough circumstances. In addition to her emotionally-charged career, she's faced enough emergencies in her own life. She recently escaped her abusive fiancé to move to tranquil Rock Harbor where she hopes life will be more peaceful. But the idyllic town hides more danger and secrets than it first appeared. Dana is continually drawn to her new friend Boone, who has scars inside and out. Then she answers a call at her job only to hear a friend's desperate screams on the other end. Soon, the pain in her past collides with the mysteries of her new home - and threatens to keep her from the future she's always wanted.
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.
The alchemist, Paulo Coelho
"A special 25th anniversary edition of Paulo Coehlo's extraordinary international bestselling phenomenon—the inspiring spiritual tale of self-discovery that has touched millions of lives around the world.Combing magic, mysticism, wisdom and wonder, The Alchemist has become a modern classic, selling millions of copies around the world and transforming the lives of countless readers across generations. Paulo Coelho's masterpiece tells the mystical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure. His quest will lead him to riches far different—and far more satisfying—than he ever imagined. Santiago's journey teaches us about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, of recognizing opportunity and learning to read the omens strewn along life's path, and, most importantly, to follow our dreams. "— Provided by publisher.
Cole's funny picture book. No. 1, E W (Edward William) Cole
Bayberry Island: an adventure about friendship and the journey home, Henry Cole
Twig never thought he would leave the Hill again. But now Twig and his friends Basil and Lily find themselves on a dangerous journey downriver to bring Char home. Unsure of where they are going, or how far they will travel from home, the crew will have to work together and find their sea legs if they want to stay afloat. Will they survive the catastrophes nature throws their way and find Char's mysterious island home?
Brambleheart: a story about finding treasure and the unexpected magic of friendship, Henry Cole
A young apprentice chipmunk in a guild of craftsanimals strikes up an unlikely relationship with a dragon who teaches him the meaning of true friendship.
The somewhat true adventures of Sammy Shine, Henry Cole
When Sammy Shine's plane takes off unexpectedly, he ends up in a whole new world; no longer dus he live in comfort in his shu box in Hank's room. Now he's lost in the woods, with no way to get home, and a dangerous enemy. Fortunately, a group of new friends, including a mouse, an injured crow, a newt, and a shrew, will help him find and repair his plane so he can try to get back home.
The reluctant assassin., Eoin Colfer
In Victorian London, Albert Garrick, an assassin-for-hire, and his reluctant young apprentice, Riley, are transported via wormhole to modern London, where Riley teams up with a young FBI agent to stop Garrick from returning to his own time and using his newly acquired scientific knowledge and power to change the world forever.
Battle of the beasts, Chris Columbus
Just when the Walker kids thought they were safe, the Wind Witch blasts Kristoff House into a crazy world of battles, beasts and cyborgs. From the searing heat and clashing swords of the Colosseum, to the snow-capped Tibetan mountains and some seriously freaky monks the stakes have never been higher! Can the Walkers save the world? Again? Brendan, Cordelia and Nell better be prepared to fight for their lives.
Clash of the worlds, Chris Columbus
The third and final book in the epic House of Secrets series. Get ready for another roller coaster ride of an adventure! The Walker kids - Cordelia, Brendan and Nell - may have saved the world, but they can't save their home and must leave Kristoff House. Things can't get any worse, but then... Turns out the Wind Witch is still alive and planning an invasion. To defeat her the Walkers must return to the book world, split up and embark on a dangerous quest - facing aliens, dinosaurs and monstrous creatures from the deep. The Walkers always have each other's backs, but must go it alone in their most important mission yet. And this time, if they fail, there's no coming back...
Over the edge., Mary Connealy
Sure, he's got excuses—maybe even valid reasons—but what's a girl to do when the man she married conveniently forgets he has a wife?
The late show, Michael Connelly
Los Angeles can be a dangerous city - never more so than in the dead of night. Renee Ballard works the night shift at the LAPD in Hollywood, beginning many investigations but finishing none as each morning she turns her cases over to day shift detectives. A once up-and-coming detective, she's been given this beat as punishment after filing a sexual harassment complaint against a supervisor. But one night she catches two cases she doesn't want to part with: the brutal beating of a prostitute left for dead in a parking lot and the killing of a young woman in a nightclub shooting. Ballard is determined not to give up at dawn. Against orders and her own partner's wishes, she works both cases by day while maintaining her shift by night.As the cases entwine, they pull her closer to her own demons and the reason she won't give up her job no matter what the department throws at her.
Cruel winter, Sheila Connolly
Snow is a rarity in Maura Donovan's small village in County Cork, Ireland, so she wasn't sure what to expect when a major snowstorm rolled in around Sullivan's pub. But now she's stranded in a bar full of patrons—and a suspected killer in a long-ago murder. Maura's been in Ireland less than a year and hasn't heard about the decades-old unsolved crime that took place nearby, let alone the infamous suspect, Diane Caldwell. But the locals have, and they're not happy to be trapped with her. Diane, meanwhile, seeks to set the record straight, asserting her innocence after all this time. And since no one is going anywhere in the storm, Maura encourages Diane to share her side of the story, which she'd never had a chance to do in court. Over the next few hours, the informal court in Sullivan's reviews the facts and theories about the case—and comes to some surprising conclusions. But is it enough to convince the police to take a new look at an old case.
Dead letters, Sheila Connolly
Nell Pratt's search into a family's history may bring more than just dark secrets to light. Nell Pratt, President of the Pennsylvania Antiquarian Society, is intrigued when Arthur Logan, elderly scion of an old Philadelphia family, approaches her to search the Society's archives for information on the Logan family's history. What he desires most, it turns out, is her discretion - but as Nell begins sifting through documents and letters, a series of unsettling occurrences lead her to wonder if she's not the only one out there looking for a Logan family secret. Includes an interview with the author and a preview of the next Museum Mystery, Fire Engine Dead.
Relatively dead, Sheila Connolly
Abby Kimball has just moved to New England with her boyfriend and is trying to settle in, but the experience is proving to be quite unsettling, to say the least. While on a tour of local historic homes, Abby witnesses a family scene that leaves her gasping for breath because the family has been dead for nearly a century. Another haunting episode follows, and another, until it seems to Abby that everything she touches is drawing her in, calling to her from the past.
The naturalist: a novel, Thom Conroy
A fascinating, moving novel based on the real life of Dr Ernst Dieffenbach: scientist, explorer, revolutionary, outcast. Dieffenbach arrived in New Zealand in 1839 as a naturalist. What he discovered was fascinating, but what his prescient records didn't reveal was his own intriguing story. This compelling novel turns the focus on Dieffenbach. As a young idealist, he had plotted a revolution in the name of equality. Imprisoned and then exiled, first from Giessen, then Strasbourg, then Zurich, he fled to London. He hoped to redeem his reputation by joining the expedition to New Zealand. But as he was to discover, the complexities of freedom, exile and equality could not be left behind. Featuring Darwin, Charles Heaphy and the notorious Maori chief Te Rauparaha, The Naturalist connects New Zealand's past with world history and brings alive the story of this remarkable man.
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. Nick proves that he's determined to fix his past mistakes in Third Time Lucky - does Philippa dare to give him another chance? In Double Trouble, self-reliant Maralys breaks her own rules to help out her twin sister's husband and kids when her sister walks out forever. If it's because she has a soft spot for James—or unfinished business with him—she's not going to admit it. But James is better at understanding Maralys than she realizes, and he soon realizes that their second chance at love is their best shot at happiness. In One More Time, Matt walks out of his marriage to Leslie, his mother-in-law unexpectedly moves in while he visits an old girlfriend, their teenage daughter shows even more attitude and a pair of resident poodles add mayhem to Leslie's quest for the magic that once made their marriage work. Can they find the balance again? In All or Nothing, bad boy Zach meets a cute waitress who isn't easily charmed and (even) turns him down. A cancer survivor, Jen knows better than to get involved with guys who will only disappear when it matters. When her mother decides to play matchmaker, though, Jen decides that Zach would make a great fake date, only to discover that he has a lot more to offer than a good time. The boxed set includes Third Time Lucky, Double Trouble, One More Time, All or Nothing and also an excerpt from my upcoming contemporary romance, Simply Irresistible.
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. FIRST, I got over my infatuation with him - cold turkey. So what did he have to offer anyway? Mystery? Adventure? A sexy grin and a killer sense of humor? All of the above, if I think about it. Which I don't. Ever. SECOND, he had the nerve to come back! After fifteen years, he shows up looking (better than ever) for a place to hide, with a story about being framed for murder. Only problem is, there's no corpse. As if I'd fall for that old line... THIRD, I'm now old enough to know better - and smart enough not to be seduced all over again by the warmth in his eyes. I should give him the boot. But it is murder. And he does need a place to stay. This time it's strictly business. Nothing personal. Just harbouring a fugitive. For old times' sake. And just maybe to satisfy my own craving for a little adventure... So what does that add up to?
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. When the CIA director is assassinated and Jake Grafton is appointed to take his place, he gets wind of the conspiracy, but has no idea when or where the attack will occur. In the meantime, a series of assassinations, including an attempt on the life of the President, shake the country and deliberately mask a far more sinister objective. Can Jake Grafton and his right hand man, Tommy Carmellini, stop the plot to destroy the US Navy?
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. Inspired by accusations of venality leveled at the men who captured Major Andre (Benedict Arnold's co-conspirator, executed for espionage in 1780), Cooper's novel centers on Harry Birch, a common man wrongly suspected by well-born Patriots of being a spy for the British. Even George Washington, who supports Birch, misreads the man, and when Washington offers him payment for information vital to the Patriot's cause, Birch scorns the money and asserts that his action were motivated not by financial reward, but by his devotion to the fight for independence. A historical adventure tale reminiscent of Sir Walter Scott's Waverley novels, The Spy is also a parable of the American experience, a reminder that the nation's survival, like its Revolution, depends on judging people by their actions, not their class or reputations.
The FitzOsbornes at war, Michelle Cooper
War came early to the FitzOsbornes when the Nazis bombed their island home - but now it comes to the world. How will they survive? The final book in the trilogy that is destined to become a much-loved classic. Sophie FitzOsborne and the royal family of Montmaray escaped their remote island home when the Nazis attacked. But now that war has come to England and the rest of the world as well, nowhere is safe. Sophie fills her journal with tales of a life in wartime. Stories of blackouts and the Blitz. Dancing in nightclubs with soldiers on leave. And desperately waiting for news of her brother Toby, last seen flying over enemy territory. But even as bombs rain down on London, hope springs up in surprising places, and love blooms. And when the Allies begin to drive their way across Europe, the FitzOsbornes take heart. Maybe, just maybe, there will be a way to liberate Montmaray - to go home again at last. Sometimes heart-stopping, sometimes heart-breaking, Sophie's story will, as always, capture readers' hearts.
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.
London falling, Paul Cornell
The dark is rising. Detective Inspector James Quill is about to complete the drugs bust of his career. Then his prize suspect Rob Toshack is murdered in custody. Furious, Quill pursues the investigation, co-opting intelligence analyst Lisa Ross and undercover cops Costain and Sefton. But nothing about Toshack's murder is normal. Toshack had struck a bargain with a vindictive entity, whose occult powers kept Toshack one step ahead of the law until his luck ran out. Now, the team must find a 'suspect' who can bend space and time and alter memory itself. And they will kill again. As the group starts to see London's sinister magic for themselves, they have two choices: panic or use their new abilities. Then they must hunt a terrifying supernatural force the only way they know how: using police methods, equipment and tactics. But they must all learn the rules of this new game and quickly. More than their lives will depend on it.
What Alice knew, T A Cotterell
Alice has a perfect life, a great job, happy kids, a wonderful husband. Until he goes missing one night; she receives a suspicious phone call; things don't quite add up. Alice needs to know what's going on. But when she uncovers the truth she faces a brutal choice. And how can she be sure it is the truth? Sometimes it's better not to know.
Bears, Sarah Courtauld
A fascinating look into the world of bears for beginner readers ready to tackle slightly more complicated storylines and sentence structures. It is full of facts about what bears like to eat and how cubs spend their first day.
Bugs, Sarah Courtauld
A fascinating look into the wriggly world of bugs, and how they grow, feed and make their homes. Part of the Usborne Reading Programme developed with reading experts at the University of Roehampton, specially written for children just starting to read alone.
Frogs, Sarah Courtauld
Discusses the physical characteristics, behavior, habitat, diet, types, defences, and life cycle of frogs.
Songs of love and war: the dark heart of bird behaviour, Dominic Couzens
The 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. The murmuration is another much-admired spectacle, but again its purpose is obscure and defies our understanding. From dawn until dusk, birds do things that are surprising and mystifying. Songs of Love and War More than just an inside look at bird behaviour, this book also represents a personal journey of discovery. What starts as a desire to learn more about the birds encountered on a regular father-and-son walk through the woods leads to a realisation that a bird's life is very far from the idyllic scene that can often be glimpsed by the casual birdwatcher. Actually a bird's life is often unusual and surprising, but above all it is brief and much darker than you might think.
My wild life: the story of a most unlikely animal rescuer, Simon Cowell
The true, heart-warming story of how a reluctant City trader left a life of champagne and bonuses to follow his dream of rescuing animals and setting up a wildlife sanctuary. Simon Cowell always wanted to be a vet. Instead he ended up as a wealthy commodities trader. But with a love of nature and animals, he could never quite subscribe to the 'greed is good' mantra which rung out through the trading halls of the City of London.While his colleagues quaffed champagne and blew their bonuses on designer gear, Simon set up a wildlife sanctuary in the grounds of his stockbroker belt home. At 42, having suffered two nervous breakdowns, he finally left his job. That's when his life began.
Dunger, Joy Cowley
William and Melissa have been roped into helping their old hippie grandparents fix up their holiday home in the middle of the Sounds. They'll have no electricity, no cellphone reception, and only each other for company. As far as they're concerned, this is not a holiday.
Friends: Snake and Lizard, Joy Cowley
A new book of stories about the daily adventures of the popular Snake and Lizard. Snake is elegant and calm, and a little self-centred; Lizard is exuberant and irrepressible. Even though they're opposites, they are good friends. With its wisdom, acceptance and good humour, Snake and Lizard captures the essence of friendship. The stories are beautifully illustrated by Gavin Bishop in the warm and clear colours of the desert.
Speed of light, Joy Cowley
A strange old woman is literally blown in to an affluent but dysfunctional family, and when things go very wrong, her influence is suspect.
Speed of light, Joy Cowley
A strange old woman is literally blown in to an affluent but dysfunctional family, and when things go very wrong, her influence is suspect.
Desert war: the battle of Sidi Rezegh, Peter Cox
Sir Geoffrey Cox described Sidi Rezegh, fought during Operation Crusader in Libya over November and December 1941, as 'the forgotten battle of the Desert War'. The objective of Crusader was to retake Cyrenaica, the eastern region of Libya, and ultimately drive the Italians and Germans out of North Africa. The campaign also involved British and South African troops, and did achieve the badly needed relief of Tobruk. Despite the New Zealand Division's major role, and the importance of this campaign in achieving British victory in North Africa, it has largely been neglected by historians, failing to receive as much attention as Crete, El Alamein or Cassino. Yet more New Zealand soldiers were killed or taken prisoner during Crusader than in any other campaign fought by 'the Div' during the war. This is both a very accessible account of a significant New Zealand contribution to World War II and a tribute to the thousands of men who took part in this punishing battle.
Maggie, a girl of the streets, Stephen Crane
The story centers 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 Frame function: an inside-out guide to the novels of Janet Frame., Jan S Cronin
From Owls do Cry to The Carpathians, the novels of Janet Frame have challenged our understanding of what fiction does. In The Frame Function, author Jan Cronin traces the operation of a prescriptive authorial presence within Frame's novels to give readers an engaging "inside-out" guide to a great writer's work. Drawing on Frame's personal and professional correspondence and the dynamic between that Frame and the various Frames of the novels, The Frame Function explores key issues around Frame's longer fiction: her relationship with her reader, the nature of the "difficulty" presented by the novels, and the questions of intentionality that Frame's work forces us to address. The Frame Function is a guide for all those readers who are intrigued, stimulated, sometimes baffled by Frame's powerful novels.
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. But now Marcus must focus on catching the Anarchist, a new killer who drugs and kidnaps women before burning them alive. But worse than this is a mysterious figure who controls the actions of the Anarchist and many like him. He is the Prophet - and his plans are more terrible than even his own disciples can imagine.
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. She goes swimming with an elderly Greek bachelor. The people she encounters speak, volubly, about themselves: their fantasies, anxieties, pet theories, regrets, and longings. And through these disclosures, a portrait of the narrator is drawn by contrast, a portrait of a woman learning to face a great loss. Outline is Cusk's finest work yet, and one of the most startling, brilliant, original novels of recent years."— Provided by publisher.
The hit, Nadia Dalbuono
The investigation of an apparent hit-and-run unravels a tangled web in modern Rome. When the family of Micky Proietti, a top television executive, goes missing, Leone Scamarcio is called to investigate. Everyone, it seems - from Premier League footballers to jilted starlets and cabinet ministers - has an axe to grind with Proietti. What starts out as an investigation into his countless affairs soon becomes an inquiry into how Proietti does business and the people he discarded along the way. Finally, Proietti's finances attract Scamarcio's attention, and he discovers that the drama commissioner has been granting favours to some very shadowy sponsors. It's a perilous journey, but one Scamarcio has to make if he's to finally banish the ghosts of his past.
Koh-i-Noor: the history of the world's most infamous diamond, William Dalrymple
The first comprehensive and authoritative history of the Koh-i-Noor, arguably the most celebrated and mythologised jewel in the world. The history of the Koh-i-Noor that was then commissioned by the British may have been one woven together from gossip of Delhi bazaars, but it was to be become the accepted version. Only now is it finally challenged, freeing the diamond from the fog of mythology that has clung to it for so long. The resulting history is one of greed, murder, torture, colonialism and appropriation told through an impressive slice of south and central Asian history. It ends with the jewel in its current controversial setting: in the crown of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. Masterly, powerful and erudite, this is history at its most compelling and invigorating.
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.
The fixer., John Daniell
Match-fixing is one of the biggest issues surrounding sport. John Daniell, a former professional rugby player, has written the fascinating story of Mark Stevens, a former All Black playing professional rugby in Paris. Moving toward the end of his career Mark is drawn, through his relationship with a beautiful journalist, first into betting on matches and then into match-fixing. Drawing on his own experience, Daniell shows how an innocent player can be drawn into an illegal world, one where your actions place your family, half a world away, in danger.
Hard rain, B J Daniels
Sooner or later, every family secret comes to light...When Brody McTavish sees Harper Hamilton's runaway horse galloping across the pastures, he does what any good cowboy would do—gives chase and rescues her. Unfortunately for him, the woman he's secretly loved for years didn't need saving, and she's just reached her limit with people treating her as hopeless. But they soon have bigger problems when they make a gruesome discovery—human remains revealed by a recent rainstorm. Remains that will dredge up old Hamilton family mysteries...and bring about a scandal that could threaten all Harper's loved ones.With her father running for president, every move Harper makes is under scrutiny. But despite the risks, she's determined to uncover the truth about her family's role in a long-ago murder. If she can trust him enough, Brody will be more than an ally. He could be the only thing standing between Harper and an enemy intent on keeping the past buried forever.
Honour bound, B J Daniels
Protecting her life will mean betraying her trust. Ainsley Hamilton has always been the responsible one of the family. As the oldest daughter of presidential candidate Buckmaster Hamilton, she's also a potential target. For months she's sensed someone following her. When an expedition to scout locations for a commercial takes a terrifying turn, she's rescued by a natural-born cowboy who tempts the good girl to finally let loose. Sawyer Nash knows just how reckless it is to fall for someone he's gone undercover to protect. Yet masquerading as an extra on set, he starts to see beneath Ainsley's controlled facade. And with the election—and a killer—drawing closer, Sawyer stands to lose not just his job and his life but the woman for whom he'd gladly risk both.
Into dust , B J Daniels
As the daughter of a presidential candidate, Cassidy Hamilton left the Montana family ranch to escape notoriety and live her own life. But when someone tries to abduct her off a Houston sidewalk, Cassidy finds protection in the tall, dark and sexy form of cowboy Jack Durand. The gorgeous Texan doesn't recognise her, wants nothing from her and is determined to keep her safe. Jack hates keeping secrets from the beautiful Cassidy, but he knows more about her kidnapping attempt than he's admitting. Forced on the run, Jack and Cassidy begin piecing together a jagged family puzzle, exposing a plot years in the making—one that will either tear them apart or bring them closer together than ever.
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.
Lucky shot , B J Daniels
When hotshot reporter Max Malone gets a rare shot of Buckmaster Hamilton with a blonde woman near Beartooth, Montana, he chases down one of the senator's daughters to verify that the woman is Hamilton's supposedly long-dead first wife. But Kat Hamilton won't give him the time of day, let alone any information about her mother.Kat can just tell that with his tousled blond hair, sexy stubble and an old straw cowboy hat topping off his long, lean frame, Max isn't used to female sources denying him anything. But when her own life is put in jeopardy, it's Max who comes to her rescue. Seems someone is prepared to kill to keep the past in the past. Kat can't deny she needs Max to find out what happened to her mother, but will getting closer and closer to each other lead them to the truth...or to danger?"Daniels returns to Beartooth, Montana, with a fast-paced thriller set in the remnants of a once-thriving mining town...leading to a chilling climax."—Publishers Weekly on Mercy
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.
Code Name: Santa, Kayla Daniels
Government agent Nick Ryan wanted nothing to do with Christmas or family. But one glimpse of Juliet ignited an unfamiliar desire to belong. For the woman who'd been his brother's secret wife was a beauty and so was her daughter. Nick seemed to take pride in the fact that he didn't know eggnog from an egg noodle. But Juliet was sure the stranger's bravado was protecting a stark loneliness. Would the man she'd come to love disappear as mysteriously as he'd arrived? Or was he her very own "Saint Nick" bringing her a marriage proposal on Christmas morning and a family to last forever? Happily ever after with kids!
Secondhand dad, Kayla Daniels
Noah Garrett had given Caroline Tate back her child. And after years of searching all she wanted was to take Ethan home. But the rugged cop was on the trail of a murderer and her son was the only witness. So how could Caroline deny the sexy sheriff anything? From the minute he began keeping guard on the pretty single mom and her son, Noah's investigation became personal. The brooding loner suddenly felt like a family man again. Now Noah would do anything to protect the woman and child he longed to call his own.Happily ever after with kids!
Clever rabbit and the lion, Susanna Davidson
The rabbit has to be clever because the lion is eating up all of the jungle animals.
Clever rabbit and the wolves, Susanna Davidson
The clever rabbit is eating happily in the woods when he has to save a lost sheep from being eaten by a hungry wolf. But will the rabbit's brains outmatch the wolf's brawn? This lively retelling of a native American folktale has easy-to-read text and fun puzzles to try after the story.
Goldilocks and the three bears., Susanna Davidson
Naughty Goldilocks sneaks into the bears' house and eats all their porridge, breaks their furniture and sleeps in their beds. She is in for a surprise when the bears return home ... Simply written in lively, flowing text, Usborne First Reading books are designed to capture the imagination and build the confidence of beginner readers. This book includes audio and links to downloadable worksheets and teacher's notes. ""Crack reading and make confident and enthusiastic readers with this fantastic reading programme.""—Julia Eccleshare.
The little red hen, Susanna Davidson
The Little Red Hen works hard-all alone-to turn her wheat seed into flour, while the goose gossips, the dog naps, and the cat preens. But when her lazy friends smell the fresh bread baking, they're eager to help her eat it! In this easy-to-read rendition, even the youngest listeners will enjoy the classic folktale about the hard work and its tasty reward.
Little Red Riding Hood, Susanna Davidson
The musicians of Bremen, Susanna Davidson
While on their way to Bremen, four aging animals who are no longer of any use to their masters find a new home after outwitting a gang of robbers.
Snails, Susanna Davidson
Full of facts about what snails like to eat, where they live and how they lay their eggs.
The three little pigs, Susanna Davidson
"I'll huff...and puff...and blow your house down!" Three little pigs have set out to build houses of their own, but they run into a Big Bad Wolf of a problem! With beautiful and charming illustrations to enjoy again and again, this simple retelling of the children's classic fairy tale is perfect for readers of all ages.
Butterflies, Kate Davies
"There are thousands of different butterflies living all over the world. Find out how they smell, see, feed and fly. Then discover the most anazing thing of all ... how a caterpillar becomes a butterfly" (publisher).
The daydreamer, Kate Davies
Daisy doesn't have any money, but she has lots of imagination. When a farmer offers her a gold coin, she dreams of all the things she could buy ... and then disaster strikes! Simply written in lively, flowing text Usborne First Reading books are designed to capture the imagination and build the confidence of beginner readers. This book includes audio, simple comprehension puzzles and downloadable worksheets and teacher's notes. ""For every parent, child and teacher weary of the monotony of the average reading scheme, Usborne's First Reading series will offer rays of sunlight. The books are care.
Elephants, Kate Davies
Following the life of an elephant, children will learn where they live, how they survive through monsoon and drought, search for food and how a baby elephant is made.
Ark storm, Linda Davies
The Ark Storm is coming—a catastrophic weather event that will unleash massive floods and wreak more damage on California than the feared 'Big One.' One man wants to profit from it. Another wants to harness it to wage jihad on American soil. One woman stands in their way: Dr. Gwen Boudain, a brave and brilliant meteorologist. When Boudain notices that her climate readings are off the charts, she turns to Gabriel Messenger for research funding. Messenger's company is working on a program that ionizes water molecules to bring rain on command. Meanwhile, Wall Street suits notice that someone is placing six-month bets on the prospect of an utter apocalypse and begin to investigate. Standing in the shadows is journalist Dan Jacobsen, a former Navy SEAL. War hardened, cynical, and handsome, Jacobsen is a man with his own hidden agenda. Linda Davies's Ark Storm brings together the worlds of finance, scientific innovation, and terrorism in a fast-paced thrill ride that will leave readers gasping.
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.
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
The enormous turnip, Katie Daynes
Each title in this series is a classic story or fable, retold with simple text to delight and inspire any child who is just beginning to read.
The reluctant dragon, Katie Daynes
The boy who finds the dragon in the cave knows it is a kindly, harmless one, but how can he convince the frightened villagers and especially St. George the dragon killer that there is no cause for concern?
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. Ricciardi is one of the most intriguing and unique figures to appear in crime fiction in recent years.
Glass souls, Maurizio De Giovanni
In the abyss of a profound personal crisis, Commissario Ricciardi feels unable to open himself up to life. He has refused the love of both Enrica and Livia and the friendship of his partner, Maione. Contentment for Ricciardi proves as elusive as clues to the latest crime he has been asked to investigate. The beautiful, haughty Bianca, countess of Roccaspina, pleads with Ricciardi to investigate a homicide that was officially closed months ago. In the tense, charged atmosphere of 1930s Italy, where Benito Mussolini and his fascist thugs monitor the police closely, an unauthorized investigation is grounds for immediate dismissal and possible criminal charges. But Ricciardi's thirst for justice cannot be sated. A tightly plotted historical noir novel, this eighth installment in the Commissario Ricciardi series is a gripping meditation on revenge and justice in which each character's soul reveals itself to be made of glass.
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 center of town known as Paradiso, Viper, the most famous prostitute of all, is found dead. Suffocated with a pillow. Her last client swears that when he left her she was alive and well. But when her next client arrived, he found her dead. Who killed her and why? Ricciardi has to untangle a complex knot of greed, frustration, jealousy and rancor in order to solve the riddle of Viper's death. As he does so, he will discover no end of conflicting emotions just beneath the surface of a city that lives on passion.
France, Terry Deary
The Horrible History of France reveals the revolting truth behind the rebellious, revolutionary French, from the tortured times of the Dark Ages to the murderous moments of the 19th century.
Murder at the Mikado, Julianna Deering
Set in 1930s England, Drew and his fiancé, Madeline, answer a plea for help from an old flame of Drew's, discovering murder—and more—behind the scenes of a theater production.
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. It's just her luck that Delon limps into her physical therapy office, desperate for help. All hard-packed muscle and dark-eyed temptation, he's never been anything but a bad idea. And yet, seeing him again, Tori can't remember what made her choose foolish pride over love. Or why, with this second, final chance to right old wrongs, the smartest choice would be to run from this gorgeous rodeo boy as fast as her boots can take her.
Tougher in Texas, Kari Lynn Dell
Rodeo producer Cole Jacobs has his hands full running Jacobs Livestock. He can't afford to lose a single cowboy, so when Cousin Violet offers to send along a more-than-capable replacement, he's got no choice but to accept. He expects a grizzled Texas good ol' boy. He gets Shawnee Pickett. Wild and outspoken, ruthlessly self-reliant, Shawnee's not looking for anything but a good time. It doesn't matter how quickly the tall, dark and intense cowboy gets under her skin—Cole deserves something real, and Shawnee can't promise him forever. Life's got a way of kicking her in the teeth, and she's got her bags packed before tragedy can knock her down. Too bad Cole's not the type to give up when the going gets tough...
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.
Sever, Lauren DeStefano
Time is running out for Rhine. With less than three years left until the virus claims her life, Rhine is desperate for answers. Having escaped torment at Vaughn's mansion, she finds respite in the dilapidated home of her husband's uncle, an eccentric inventor who hates Vaughn almost as much as Rhine does. Rhine's determination to be reunited with her twin brother, Rowan, increases as each day brings terrifying revelations to light about his involvement in an underground resistance. She realizes must find him before he destroys the one thing they have left: hope. In this breathtaking conclusion to Lauren DeStefano's The Chemical Garden trilogy, everything Rhine knows to be true will be irrevocably shattered. But what she discovers along the way has alarming implications for her future - and about the past her parents never had the chance to explain.
The butcher shop, Jean Devanny
The Butcher Shop first appeared in 1926. Despite big overseas sales it was banned in New Zealand and later Australia for being disgusting, indecent and communistic - in other words for promoting revolutionary ideas about women and for a bold portrayal of the brutality of farm life. On one level, the novel is a fast-paced account of how passion and jealousy destroy the lives of a rich and cultured farming family; on another it is a fierce polemic for the freedom of women, which in its frankness was years ahead of its time.
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. However, it is only after repeated false starts - and by way of elaborate tales of lost men at sea, circus performers, and forged death certificates - that they happen upon the most unexpected truth.Compiled by Charles Dickens and counting Elizabeth Gaskell and Wilkie Collins among its contributors, A House to Let is a composite tale of mystery and intrigue set amid the dark streets of Victorian London, and a remarkable testament to the storytelling powers of some of literature's finest writers.
The emperor and the nightingale, Rosie Dickins
The genie in the bottle, Rosie Dickins
Why the sea is salty?, Rosie Dickins
A thief steals the King's most precious treasure, but he gets more than he bargains for in this lively retelling of a classic Korean tale.
Poems by Emily Dickinson. Series one., Emily Dickinson
Earth and air: tales of elemental creatures, Peter Dickinson
"Changelings, gryphons, and gods get in the way of us mortals who are struggling to find someone to fall in love with, something interesting to do, somewhere to run to"— Provided by publisher.
An A-Z of Harry Potter: everything you always wanted to know about the boy wizard and his creator, A (Aubrey) Dillon-Malone
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.
Knife Creek, Paul Doiron
"When Maine game warden Mike Bowditch is tasked with shooting invasive feral hogs that are tearing up the forest in his district, he makes a horrific discovery — a dead baby buried in a shallow grave. Even more disturbing: evidence suggests the infant was the child of a young woman who was presumed to have died four years earlier after she disappeared from a group rafting trip. As Bowditch assists the reopened investigation, he begins to suspect that some of his neighbors aren't who they seem to be. When violence strikes close to home, he realizes that his unknown enemies will stop at nothing to keep their terrible secrets. Mike Bowditch has bucked the odds his whole career, but this time the intrepid warden may have finally followed his hunches one step too far"— Provided by publisher.
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. Following the cycle of the seasons, "Gardening at Longmeadow" will introduce readers to the garden from the earliest snowdrops of January through the first splashes of colour in the Spring Garden, the electric summer displays of the Jewel Garden, the autumn harvest in the orchard, and on to a Christmas feast sourced from the vegetable gardens.
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.
Arawata Bill: the story of legendary gold prospector William James O'Leary, Ian Dougherty
This is the story of a pioneering folk hero. It is a colourful tale of adventure, discovery and survival in the remotest areas of New Zealand's Southern Alps. William James O'Leary was a man of humble origins. His lifetime (1865-1947) spanned a period of New Zealand history when the country was searching for homegrown heroes in whose lives the young nation could discover clues to the question of its identity. The decades O'Leary spent in the unforgiving mountain country of North-West Otago and South Westland, prospecting for gold and other minerals and making new tracks in unexplored areas, was bound to be regarded with envy and admiration by townsfolk. In this biography, Ian Dougherty has separated the man from the myth, with a warmly human portrait of an ordinary man who lived an extraordinary life.
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
Alles super!, Roddy Doyle
Klug, feinfühlig, voller Humor: Kinderliteratur vom Feinsten Als Onkel Ben sein Geschäft aufgeben muss, ist den Kindern Gloria und Raymond klar, dass irgendetwas Schlimmes passiert sein muss. Denn Onkel Ben ist einfach nicht mehr der alte, von seiner Fröhlichkeit ist ihm nichts mehr geblieben. Die Grossmutter behauptet, ein schwarzer Hund , der die ganze Stadt Dublin heimsucht, sei die Ursache des übels. Gloria und Raymond beschliessen, etwas zu unternehmen! Und so beginnt für die Kinder von Dublin ein wundervolles Abenteuer. Am Ende sind es die Tiere aus dem Zoo, die den Kindern helfen, das Ungeheuer für immer zu vertreiben.
The culprit fay and other poems, Joseph Rodman Drake
The prey of gods, Nicky Drayden
A fantastic, boundary-challenging tale, set in a South African locale both familiar and yet utterly new, which braids elements of science fiction, fantasy, horror, and dark humour. In South Africa, the future looks promising. Personal robots are making life easier for the working class. The government is harnessing renewable energy to provide infrastructure for the poor. And in the bustling coastal town of Port Elizabeth, the economy is booming thanks to the genetic engineering industry which has found a welcome home there. Yes, the days to come are looking very good for South Africans. That is, if they can survive the present challenges: A new hallucinogenic drug sweeping the country... An emerging AI uprising... And an ancient demigoddess hellbent on regaining her former status by preying on the blood and sweat (but mostly blood) of every human she encounters.
All for love or, The world well lost: a tragedy in five acts, John Dryden
Collected stories, Maurice Duggan
Maurice Duggan's Collected Stories is a powerful collection of short stories from one of New Zealand's finest writers of the genre. Duggan's lyrical power and exceptional style come to the fore in these brilliant stories, which are tinged with undercurrents and ambivalences. The variety of language gives great vitality to tales of a Catholic boyhood, troubled marriage, loneliness, small town ambitions and sexuality. Maurice Duggan destroyed his unpublished fiction, so Collected Stories represents virtually all of his remaining works. The critic, poet and novelist C. K. Stead has compiled and edited this collection, in addition to providing an introduction and in-depth biographical information. Stead describes the stories in this volume as 'some of the most perfect short fictions written by a New Zealander'.
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.
The custodian of marvels, Rod Duncan
"You'd have to be mad to steal from the feared International Patent Office. But that's what Elizabeth Barnabus is about to try. A one-time enemy from the circus has persuaded her to attempt a heist that will be the ultimate conjuring trick. Hidden in the vaults of the Patent Court in London lie secrets that could shake the very pillars of the Gas-Lit Empire. All that stands in Elizabeth's way are the agents of the Patent Office, a Duke's private army and the mysterious Custodian of Marvels"—Page 4 of cover.
André, William Dunlap
The improper governess, Carola Dunn
Lissa, an actress, goes to work as a governess for Lord Ashe's nephew but hides a dark secret.
Lavender lady, Carola Dunn
Hester Godric's grandfather was in trade, but her stepmother had taught her to be a lady—before leaving Hester with four half-siblings to raise. The victim of a carriage accident lands in her home to recover, but does not reveal that he is the Earl of Alton. Hester learns his identity only when the whole family descends on London-and involves my lord in a variety of scrapes.
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"—Provided by the publisher.
The Alexandria quartet, Lawrence Durrell
Lawrence Durrell was one of the best-selling, most celebrated English novelists of the late 20th century. The Alexandria Quartet is unquestionably his most admired work, at heart a sensuous and brilliant evocation of wartime Alexandria. In this world of corrupt glamour, L. G. Darley attempts to reconcile himself to the end of his affair with the dark, passionate Justine Hosnani - setting alight a beguiling exploration of sexual and political intrigue that the author himself described as 'an investigation of modern love'.
A stranger's secret, Laurie Alice Eakes
Lady Morwenna Trelawny Penvenan is the widowed mother to the heir of the Penvenan title. When she's accused of deliberately luring ships to crash on the rocks to steal the cargo, Morwenna begins an investigation to uncover the real culprits. She stumbles across an unconscious man lying in the sea's foam— wearing a medallion with the Trelawny crest. David Chastain, a boat builder, has had the medallion since his father was found dead in Cornwall with it in his possession. Now as Morwenna nurses David back to health and tries to learn how he landed on her beach, suspicion and pride keep their growing attraction at bay.
King of the Murgos, David Eddings
Guided by the Orb of the God Aldur, Garion and Ce'Nedrea begin a great quest to rescue their kidnapped child. Making their way through the foul swamps of Nyisssa, then into the lands of the Murgos, they must ultimately face a horrible danger—to themselves and all mankind.
Polgara the sorceress, David Eddings
She soars above a world of warriors, kings, and priests. The daughter of Belgarath and the shape-shifter Poledra, she has fought wars, plotted palace coups, and worked her powerful magic for three thousand years. Now, Polgara looks back at her magnificent life, in this fitting crown jewel to the saga that is the Eddings' Belgariad and Mallorean cycles. Her hair streaked white by her father's first touch, her mind guided by a mother she will not see again for centuries, Polgara begins life in her Uncle Beldin's tower, and in the prehistorical, magical Tree that stands in the middle of the Vale. There, she first learns the reaches of her powers.
Seeress of Kell, David Eddings
Time was running out for Garion and his companions in their quest to recover Garion's infant son and heir. If they could not locate the Place Which Is No More, then Zandramas, the Child of Dark, would use Garion's son in a rite that would raise the Dark Prophecy to eternal dominion over the universe! Only the Seeress of Kell could reveal the site of that mysterious place—and that she could do only once Garion and Polgara had fulfilled an ancient prophecy in the mountain fastness of the Seers. Kell itself was closed to Zandramas—but her dark magic could force the knowledge she needed from one of Garion's party. She laid her traps and dispatched her foul minions, determined to claim the world for the Dark God. But Garion would let nothing stand between him and his son
Abduction, Cynthia Eden
Once the town troublemaker, Sheriff Hayden Black became the teen hero who saved young Jillian West from a savage kidnapper. He never got over their brief affair. Now the ex-SEAL and the burned-out FBI agent have reunited in their Florida hometown and rediscovered their powerful attraction. But as they hunt down a long-forgotten killer, will they get a second chance at happiness? When a series of accidents begins to plague Jill, Hayden won't let her fall victim again. There's too much history between them...and too much desire.
Torn, Cynthia Eden
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. 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...again.
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 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.
Bangkok, Ron Emmons
DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Bangkok will lead you straight to the very best on offer. Whether you're looking for the things not to miss at the Top 10 sights, or want to find the best nightspots; this guide is the perfect pocket-sized companion.
Cursed, Thomas Enger
What secret would you kill to protect? When Hedda Hellberg fails to return from a retreat in Italy, where she has been grieving for her recently dead father, her husband discovers that his wife's life is tangled in mystery. Hedda never left Oslo, the retreat has no record of her and, what's more, she appears to be connected to the death of an old man, gunned down on the first day of the hunting season in the depths of the Swedish forests. Henning Juul becomes involved in the case when his ex-wife joins in the search for the missing woman, and the estranged pair find themselves enmeshed both in the murky secrets of one of Sweden's wealthiest families, and in the painful truths surrounding the death of their own son.
When Lions roared: the Lions, the All Blacks and the legendary tour of 1971, Tom English
The 1971 British & Irish Lions tour of Australia and New Zealand has gone down in history as one of the greatest of all time. When the enigmatic Carwyn James was appointed as coach, he faced a gruelling schedule: two matches against powerful provincial sides in Australia packed with Test players, then a hop across the Tasman Sea for a twenty-four-match slog around New Zealand, which would include a four-Test series against the All Blacks, the best side on the planet. When Lions Roared delves into the very heart of that famous summer as Lions, All Blacks and provincial players recount their memories to bring to life one of the most celebrated tours in rugby history - one that changed the game forever and continues to resonate powerfully to this day.
Great estate, Sherri Browning Erwin
Sophia Thorne was young and inexperienced when she married the dashing Earl of Averford and through dark and troubled times, their relationship nearly came to an end. Now she's determined to transform herself into the fiery, ardent lover she always wanted to be, giving them a second chance at love before they're lost to each other forever.
Ivory and bone, Julie Eshbaugh
Hunting, gathering, and keeping his family safe—that's the life seventeen-year-old Kol knows. Then bold, enigmatic Mya arrives from the south with her family, and Kol is captivated. He wants her to like and trust him, but any hopes of impressing her are ruined when he makes a careless—and nearly grave—mistake. However, there's something more to Mya's cool disdain ... a history wrought with loss that comes to light when another clan arrives. With them is Lo, an enemy from Mya's past who Mya swears has ulterior motives. As Kol gets to know Lo, tensions between Mya and Lo escalate until violence erupts. Faced with shattering losses, Kol is forced to question every person he's trusted. One thing is for sure: this was a war that Mya or Lo—Kol doesn't know which—had been planning all along.
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.
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"
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
This illustrated book of children's verses by English children's writer Juliana Horatia Gatty Ewing, known widely as "Aunt Judy," was published posthumously circa 1895 and includes poems, songs, and hymns.
Before I forget., Jacqueline Fahey
Jacqueline Fahey brought the curtain down at the end of her first memoir, Something for the Birds, after her marriage to Fraser McDonald. In Before I Forget she continues the story from this happy-ever-after moment, charting her life since 1960.
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, "
The chemical history of a candle: a course of lectures delivered before a juvenile audience at the Royal Institution, Michael Faraday
The broken book, Fiona Farrell
Fiona Farrell's meandering travel book shows how an earthquake can change everything in a flash: the book you were writing, the house you were living in, the thoughts that preoccupied you. The Broken Book consists of four essays about life and walking, bookended by a preamble and an afterword, and interrupted by 21 poems about the Christchurch earthquakes and their aftermath. The poems jolt into the essays like aftershocks, like cracks in the text; they make you pause and reconsider. The Broken Book is funny, timely, deeply personal but never self-indulgent - it shows Fiona's talents as a writer and warmth as a human being.
Birdsong, Sebastian Faulks
In 1910, England's Stephen Wraysford, a junior executive in a textile firm, is sent by his company to northern France. There he falls for Isabelle Azaire, a young and beautiful matron who abandons her abusive husband and sticks by Stephen long enough to conceive a child. Six years later, Stephen is back in France, as a British officer fighting in the trenches. Facing death, embittered by isolation, he steels himself against thoughts of love. But despite rampant disease, harrowing tunnel explosions and desperate attacks on highly fortified German positions, he manages to survive, and to meet with Isabelle again. The emotions roiled up by this meeting, however, threaten to ruin him as a soldier.
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.
Katie Fforde's winter collection, Katie Fforde
Highland Fling: When 'Virtual Assistant' Jenny Porter's boyfriend accuses her of being impulsive, soft-hearted and unbusinesslike, dashing off to Scotland to sort out a failing mill for one of her clients may not be the best way of proving him wrong. And promising to help run a mobile burger bar before she's even found her feet doesn't help matters. When she finds herself determined to save the mill - whatever her client's wishes - it seems that Henry's accusations may have contained more than a grain of truth.
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.
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. They enjoy their work and are surrounded by family and friends. But for them both the door to true love remains resolutely closed. So when Lorna is introduced to Jack at a dinner party and Lucien catches Philly's eye at the local farmers market, it seems that dreams really can come true and happy endings lie just around the corner. But do they? Troublesome parents, the unexpected arrival of someone from Lorna's past, and the discovery of an old and secret garden mean their lives are about to become a lot more complicated...
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.
Home invasion, Joy Fielding
Kathy Brown suddenly wakes up. Was that a noise in the house, or part of her dream? In her dream, Kathy was about to kiss Michael, her high school boyfriend. Her husband, Jack, lies beside her, snoring. Michael is exciting. Jack is boring. When Kathy hears the noise again, she gets up. Then she hears whispers. Then she feels a gun at her head. Two men are in the house. Kathy and her husband face a living nightmare. Kathy must also face her real feelings about her husband. The outcome surprises everyone, most of all Kathy herself.
The snow geese, William Fiennes
One winter, after an enforced period of recuperation, William Fiennes finds himself restless and yearning for adventure. He travels to Texas, where he begins a quest to trace the million-strong flocks of snow geese making their spring flight thousands of miles north to the Arctic tundra. On his epic journey he meets people from every walk of life, from ex-nuns to train fanatics, and their stories resound with the longing to arrive at the right place in the world. Shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize and winner of the Hawthornden Prize, The Snow Geese is a poignant and lyrical paean to the richness and wonder of the world around us. A unique blend of autobiography, travel and nature writing, this is a classic tale of belonging and the inescapable lure of home.
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.
Need you, Stacy Finz
The Garner brothers are poster boys for the ski resort town of Glory Junction, California. But as much as they love outdoor thrills, they know how to create indoor thrills, too. Colt Garner thrives on adrenaline. As Glory Junction's police chief and the co-owner of Garner Adventure, he knows where to find danger and excitement. Unfortunately his new neighbour, fussy, transplanted city girl Delaney Scott, is anything but a thrill, even if she is as gorgeously curved as a killer ski slope. They have nothing in common but a shared driveway they're arguing over and a mutual attraction neither of them can fight.
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.
Heating up, Stacy Finz
Nugget, California, is remote, picturesque and the perfect place to fall in love. Even when you're trying desperately not to ... Dana Calloway is tired of being second choice. No question she was her parents' consolation prize, and now she's placed second in the race for a guy's heart, a guy she could have sworn was The One. Is it any wonder such a normally type A person accidentally burns down her house in one distracted moment? Cal Fire arson investigator Aidan McBride came to Nugget to do a little soul searching about his commitment phobia. But there's only one available apartment in this tiny town, and the headstrong woman who just had a house fire needs it too.
Riding high, Stacy Finz
When it's time to get back in the saddle again, there's no better place than the picturesque mountain town of Nugget, California... A financial whiz with her own advice show, Gia Treadwell is passionate about helping people maximize their potential. But when her boyfriend—make that ex-boyfriend—steals millions with an epic Ponzi scheme, Gia is promptly run out of town. It's the perfect opportunity to revisit an old dream—one that apparently involves naked cowboys... Flynn Barlow didn't expect anyone to walk in on him showering at the empty ranch where his family's cattle have always grazed. Even more surprising, the new ranch owner plans to turn it into a residential training program for women who need a hand up.
Starting over, Stacy Finz
The mountain town of Nugget, California, may be tiny, but with its breathtaking scenery, fresh air, and lovable locals, it has everything. Not to mention it's the perfect setting for firsts—and seconds—of all kinds. On the day of her glitzy New York City wedding, society girl Samantha Dunsbury ditches her Wall Street groom, and hops in her convertible. Her only plan is to head west. But when a pit stop lands her at a lovely Victorian inn in Nugget, she doesn't want to leave.
Knights and castles, Rachel Firth
Shockaholic, Carrie Fisher
Bad news ... for anyone who thought Carrie Fisher had finally stopped talking about herself. This time, the electro-convulsive shock therapy she's been undergoing is threatening to wipe out (what's left of) her memory. But get ready for a shock of your own. Not only doesn't she mind paying the second electric bill, she loves the high-voltage treatments. It's been a roller coaster of a few years for Carrie since her Tony- and Emmy-nominated, one-woman Broadway show and New York Times bestselling book Wishful Drinking. She not only lost her beloved father, but also her once-upon-a-very-brief-time stepmother, Elizabeth Taylor, as well as over forty pounds of unwanted flesh, all the while staying sober and sane-ish. Shockaholic is laugh-out-loud funny, acerbic, and witty as hell.
Inheriting Edith: a novel, Zoe Fishman
Maggie Sheets is just trying to get by. A single mother, she works as a house cleaner and dreams of the days when her financial woes will be over. When her former employer, Liza, a renowned author Maggie once considered a friend, takes her own life, Maggie learns that she has been included in the will and now owns a beautiful home in Sag Harbor. But there's a catch: Maggie's also inherited Liza's eighty-two year old mother. Edith has always prided herself on her independence, but a recent Alzheimer's diagnosis has her wary about the future. She's left on her own to pick up the pieces of her daughter's death until Maggie, with her toddler in tow, arrives at her house, guarded but determined to make their unlikely situation work.
Writer's block, Judith Flanders
Drawing on her past experience as editor at prestigious publishing houses, this pitch-perfect crime caper offers a witty, intelligent and entertaining glimpse into the publishing world. When Samantha Clair decides to publish journalist Kit Lovell's tell-all book on the death of fashion-designer Rodrigo Aleman, she can scarcely imagine the dangers ahead. Cue a rollercoaster ride into the dark realms of fashion, money-laundering and murder, armed with nothing but her e-reader and her trusty stock of sarcasm.
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 Christmasaurus, Tom Fletcher
The Christmasaurus is a story about a boy named William Trundle, and a dinosaur, the Christmasaurus. It's about how they meet one Christmas Eve and have a magical adventure. It's about friendship and families, sleigh bells and Santa, singing elves and flying reindeer, music and magic. It's about discovering your heart's true desire, and learning that the impossible might just be possible.
The dinosaur that pooped the bed!, Tom Fletcher
Danny and Dinosaur want to watch telly but Mum won't let them until they have tidied their room. So Danny thinks of a plan to make all the mess go away, he gets Dino to eat it all up! But just when they think they can get away with it, there's a rumble in Dino's tummy - another explosive adventure is about to begin!
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.
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. Ford's riveting memoir is marked by explosive crises and episodes of violent psychosis, but also moving stories of compassion and hope in the face of overwhelming dysfunction. Eloquent and urgent, her indelible chronicle offers affecting proof that sometimes amazing things happen."—Jacket.
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.
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?
The drowned kingdom, Kate Forsyth
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...
Wolves of the Witchwood, Kate Forsyth
Hunted by Lord Mortlake, Tom, Quinn, Elanor and Sebastian flee for cover. The unicorn leads them into the darkness of the Witchwood, where they meet Wilda the witch. Can she be trusted? Danger surrounds, but there's no time to lose. The four unlikely heroes must find the griffin, dragon and sea serpent before it's too late.
The Deavys, Alan Dean Foster
With the help of their cat, Pithfwid, the Deavys track the loathsome, horrible Crub to his lair in New York City. But the Crub has laid traps, turning a dangerous city into a deadly one. To succeed at their mission, the Deavys will have to stick together or the Truth may be lost forever. For any normal teenage boy, having two and a half younger sisters would be enough to deal with. But Simwan Deavy's life isn't normal. His family is non-Ord short for "non-Ordinary" which means that at school, he and his sisters learn hexing and enchanting along with history and maths at school. It also means they have a ghost for an uncle and a cat who talks. Still, everything is going well for Simwan until a bottle of Truth is stolen from the local pharmacy. Now the Deavys' favourite woods are under threat from development, their mother whose life depends on the Truth is growing weaker, and the world as they know it might never be the same.
Star wars. The Force awakens, Alan Dean Foster
More than thirty years ago, Star Wars burst onto the big screen and became a cultural phenomenon. Now the next adventures in this blockbuster saga are poised to captivate old and new fans alike—beginning with the highly anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens. And alongside the cinematic debut comes the thrilling novel adaptation. Set years after Return of the Jedi, this stunning new action-packed adventure rockets us back into the world of Princess Leia, Han Solo, Chewbacca, C-3PO, R2-D2, and Luke Skywalker, while introducing a host of exciting new characters. Darth Vader may have been redeemed and the Emperor vanquished, but peace can be fleeting, and evil does not easily relent. Yet the simple belief in good can still empower ordinary individuals to rise and meet the greatest challenges. So return to that galaxy far, far away, and prepare yourself for what happens when the Force awakens....
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 Fouillée
Bryant & May: strange tide, Christopher Fowler
The river Thames is London's most important yet neglected artery. When a young woman is found chained to a post in the tide, no-one can understand how she came to be drowned there. At the Peculiar Crimes Unit, Arthur Bryant and John May find themselves dealing with an impossible crime committed in a very public place. Soon they discover that the river is giving up other victims, but as the investigation extends from the coast of Libya to the nightclubs of North London, it proves as murkily sinister as the Thames itself.
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.
My fair Duchess, Megan Frampton
Archibald Salisbury, son of a viscount, war hero, and proficient in the proper ways of aristocratic society, has received orders for his most challenging mission: Genevieve, Duchess of Blakesley. How she inherited a duchy isn't his problem. Turning her into a perfect duchess is. But how can he keep his mind on business when her beauty entices him toward pleasure? It was impossible, unprecedented...and undeniably true. Genevieve is now a "duke", or, rather, a duchess. So what is she to do when the ton eyes her every move, hoping she'll make a mistake? Genevieve knows she has brains and has sometimes been told she has beauty, but, out of her depth, she calls on an expert. And what an expert, with shoulders broad enough to lean on, and a wit that matches her own. Archie is supposed to teach her to be a lady and run her estate, but what she really wants to do is unladylike - run into his arms.
No groom at the inn: a dukes behaving badly novella, Megan Frampton
In this Dukes Behaving Badly holiday novella, a young lady entertains a sudden proposal of marriage—to a man she's only just met. What does a lady do when a man she's never seen before offers his hand in marriage? Lady Sophronia Bettesford doesn't scream and run away. Instead, she accepts the shocking proposition. After all, what's her other choice? To live with her cousin, caring for six children and a barnyard full of chickens? James Archer has roamed the world, determined never to settle down. He's faced danger and disaster ... he fears nothing and no one—except his mother and her matchmaking ways. So when ordered to attend a Christmastime house party filled with holiday cheer and simpering young misses, he produces—a fiancée! Sophronia and James vow to pretend to be in love for one month. But when they promise to give each other a Christmas kiss, it becomes clear that this pact made out of necessity might just be turning into love.
When good earls go bad, Megan Frampton
What's a lovely young woman doing asleep in his bed? Matthew, Earl of Selkirk, is shocked to discover it's his new housekeeper! She's a far cry from the grey-haired woman he expected. Matthew is no fan of surprises, and Annabelle Tyne is pure temptation. Perhaps he shouldn't have had her hired sight unseen. Annabelle, co-owner of the Quality Employment Agency, is no housekeeper, but she wasn't about to lose a potential client simply because there was no one to fit the bill. Imagine her shock when the earl arrives at his London townhome and she's awoken in the night by the most attractive man she's ever seen. Matthew is a man who lives life by the rules, but sometimes rules are made to be broken - and being bad can be very, very good.
Why do dukes fall in love?, Megan Frampton
Michael, the Duke of Hadlow, has the liberty of enjoying an indiscretion ... or several. But when it comes time for him to take a proper bride, he ultimately realizes he wants only one woman: Edwina Cheltam. He hired her as his secretary, only to quickly discover she was sensuous and intelligent. They embark on a passionate affair, and when she breaks it off, he accepts her decision as the logical one ... but only at first. Then he decides to pursue her. Michael is brilliant, single-minded, and utterly indifferent to being the talk of the ton. It even said his only true friend is his dog. Edwina had begged him to marry someone appropriate—someone aristocratic ... someone high-born ... someone else. But the only thing more persuasive than a duke intent on seduction is one who has fallen irrevocably in love..
Bonecrack, Dick Francis
Neil Griffon, while in temporary charge of his father's Newmarket stables, is abucted by two men. The kidnappers' motive is to force Griffon to allow an inexperienced jockey to ride the yard's best horse in the Derby. Griffon decides to handle this situation alone and discovers he has the ability to defend the yard and himself from disaster.
Comeback, Dick Francis
Peter Darwin was hoping for some quiet leave from the Foreign Office. Instead he found himself in the village of his childhood - at the service of a veterinary surgeon whose operating theatre was rapidly acquiring an unwanted reputation as an abattoir. The sudden unexplained death of a string of valuable racehorses from one small area in Gloucestershire was a mystery the police couldn't solve. But Darwin was a local. He remembered the people and what was at stake ... And now he knows enough to get himself killed.
Come to grief, Dick Francis
Sid Halley is supposed to testify at a trial when a suicide brings everything to a halt, but he is convinced that there is more to the death than people think, and is determined to find the truth.
Driving force, Dick Francis
Jockey Freddie Croft thought he'd left the perils behind him when he retired from the jump game. These days he was happy to transport horses from their stables to the races. Until one of his drivers picked up an unlicensed passenger. And brought him back dead. The corpse on the doorstep was Freddie's unwelcome introduction to the shadowy, big money conspiracy which muscled into his business and started to threaten his life. But Freddie was a fighter, and winning was in his blood ...
Longshot, Dick Francis
John Kendall knows how to survive. He's written six handbooks on the subject. Now he is to research and write a biography of Tremayne Vickers, a famous racehorse trainer. Staying at Vicker's home, Kendall soon learns to like his host and friends, learns to ride racehorses, learns about murders ... and how his his own survival tips can become deadly traps.
To the hilt, Dick Francis
Just after learning that his stepfather is gravely ill, artist Al Kinloch, returning to his remote home in the Scottish Highlands, is attacked by four men. They ask one question - 'where is it?' - then leave him for dead. Baffled and hurt, Al visits his stepfather and learns millions of pounds are missing and a valuable racehorse is under threat. Roughed up already, Al decides he has nothing to lose getting to the bottom of this. Unfortunately, the thugs who beat him up and the person behind them will make sure that Al doesn't survive their next encounter...
Gamble: a Dick Francis novel, Felix Francis
As one of the youngest-ever winners of the Grand National, Nick "Foxy" Foxton was enjoying his career as a world-class jockey. It was on perfect track-until a near-fatal accident cut his dream brutally sort. When he returns to Aintree as a spectator years later, nothing can prepare him for what unfolds.
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.
The Flashman papers: the complete 12-book collection, George MacDonald Fraser
This is the entire collection of Flashman's perilous missions across the world. Spanning from 1839 right through to 1894 the incorrigible Flashman fears all evil and when it comes to voluptuous queens and princesses he has be known to waver from his mission.
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 Body Market, Donna Freitas
When Skylar's sister betrays her and opens the Body Market, everyone in the App World is for sale and Skylar resolves to stop her sister and the malevolent market.
Unplugged, Donna Freitas
Humanity is split into a dying physical world for the poor and an extravagant virtual world for the wealthy. Years ago, Skylar Cruz crossed over to the App World for a chance at a better life, and her family stayed behind in the Real World. Now Skye is a virtual teenager, surrounded by glamorous apps and expensive downloads-yet she's never felt like she fits in, and all she wants is to see her mother and sister again. Skye is desperate and ready to risk everything to unplug from the App World. But she soon learns that the only person she can trust - in either world, including friends and family - is herself.
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
Don't turn around, Michelle Gagnon
After waking up on an operating table with no memory of how she got there, Noa must team up with computer hacker Peter to stop a corrupt corporation with a deadly secret.
No escape, Michelle Gagnon
Seventeen-year-old Alex might be living day-to-day on whatever he can steal, but he still prefers being on the run to getting caught and thrown back in juvie. Plus, he has Jenny to think of. She comes with her own world of problems, but for once Alex feels like somebody actually needs him. So when a shady organization gives Alex the chance to participate in a medical study, all he hears is easy money, and a lot of it! He'll soon find out there's more involved.
Coastline: 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 snow goose ; and, The small miracle, Paul Gallico
The snow goose: Gallico's most famous story is set in the wild, desolate Essex marshes and is an intense and moving tale about the relationship between a hunchback and a young girl. The small miracle: When his pet donkey Violetta becomes ill, Pepino, a young Italian boy, is convinced that only a visit to the crypt of St. Francis of Assisi will make her well. Since the only way for Violetta to enter the crypt would be to take down part of the wall, Pepino and his friend Father Damico set off to visit the Pope to obtain the needed permission.
The trail of the goldseekers: a record of travel in prose and verse, Hamlin Garland
Born in rural Wisconsin and raised in Iowa and the Dakotas, Garland lost no time in moving to Chicago and New York to join the cultivated literary establishment. He knew and assisted the unlucky Stephen Crane, met Mark Twain, and became a disciple of William Dean Howells, the reigning literary light of Boston in those years. Garland "wrote what he knew," however; and his first collection of stories, which propelled him to overnight fame, told of the harsh conditions of the "Middle Border," gaining him the reputation of a "realist" author, as compared to the popular writers of romances and humorous tales of country life.
Rising star: the making of Barack Obama, David J Garrow
Obama's speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention instantly catapulted him into the national spotlight and led to his election four years later as America's first African-American president. Garrow has created a vivid portrait that reveals not only the people and forces that shaped the future president but also the ways in which he used those influences to serve his larger aspirations.
Hot winter nights, Codi Gary
Allie Fairchild made a mistake when she moved to Montana. Her rental is a mess, her coworkers at the trauma center are hostile, and her handsome landlord, Dex Belmont, is far from charming. But just when she's about to throw in the towel, life in Bear Mountain takes a surprisingly sexy turn.
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.
Saturdays at sea, Jessica Day George
Jessica Day George's magical bestselling series comes to a rousing conclusion as Celie and her family set sea on a grand ship made in the likeness of their beloved Castle! There is never a dull moment for Celie and her family in Castle Glower—even when they're not in the Castle itself! After traveling to the seaside kingdom of Lilah's betrothed prince, Lulath, Celie and her companions are busy training griffins, enjoying wedding festivities, and finishing construction of a grand ship built from parts of the Castle. But on their maiden voyage, the Ship steers them far off course into uncharted waters. Celie and Lilah hope that the Ship is taking them to the ancient island where unicorns once roamed, but as the journey grows longer and supplies run low, they are in trouble. Celie, Lilah, and Rolf know they must trust the Ship as they trust the Castle, but what if they never reach land again?
Paris, Mike Gerrard
DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Paris will lead you straight to the very best on offer. Whether you're looking for the things not to miss at the Top 10 sights, or want to find the best nightspots; this guide is the perfect pocket-sized companion.
Missing ones, Patricia Gibney
The hole they dug was not deep. A white flour bag encased the little body. Three small faces watched from the window, eyes black with terror. The child in the middle spoke without turning his head. 'I wonder which one of us will be next? When a woman's body is discovered in a cathedral and hours later a young man is found hanging from a tree outside his home, Detective Lottie Parker is called in to lead the investigation. Both bodies have the same distinctive tattoo clumsily inscribed on their legs. It's clear the pair are connected, but how? The trail leads Lottie to St Angela's, a former children's home, with a dark connection to her own family history. Suddenly the case just got personal. As Lottie begins to link the current victims to unsolved murders decades old, two teenage boys go missing. She must close in on the killer before they strike again, but in doing so is she putting her own children in terrifying danger? Lottie is about to come face to face with a twisted soul who has a very warped idea of justice.
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?
The Grimm conclusion, Adam Gidwitz
A brother and sister must venture through kingdoms and forests haunted by demons and ogres, all the while seeking their way home. And they must face the most frightening monster of all: death. Enter, if you dare, a world filled with cruel stepsisters, ghastly suppers and a terrifying man known as the Devil.
In a glass Grimmly, Adam Gidwitz
Companion to: A tale dark & Grimm.
A tale dark & Grimm, Adam Gidwitz
Follows Hansel and Gretel as they walk out of their own story and into eight more tales, encountering such wicked creatures as witches, along with kindly strangers and other helpful folk. Based in part on the Grimms' fairy tales Faithful Johannes, Hansel and Gretel, The seven ravens, Brother and sister, The robber bridegroom, and The devil and his three golden hairs.
Arthur Lydiard: master coach, Garth Gilmour
Arthur Lydiard was the most successful and influential running coach of the last fifty years. He burst into prominence at the Rome Olympics in 1960 when two of his proteges, Peter Snell and Murray Halberg, won Olympic gold medals on the same day. His team of runners, trained to brilliance, went on to dominate international track and marathon running for two decades. During this time he developed and perfected his revolutionary endurance-based training system designed to help any athlete become a better runner. Worldwide adoption of his technique by other running coaches, and by many coaches in other sports, has seen Lydiard-conditioned athletes winning Olympic, international and national titles and breaking records by the score.
Against all enemies, John Gilstrap
Jonathan Grave finds it hard to believe that a fellow combat vet has gone rogue, killing American agents and leaking sensitive intel to hostile foreign interests. With black ops assassins on the trail of his old friend, Grave sets out to get to him first. He finds far more than he bargained for. Not only the wily operative, but evidence of a conspiracy so dangerous, so far-reaching, that an unthinkable tragedy is in-motion. Grave and his elite team of specialists must expose a deadly high-level secret —and do it in time to avert a catastrophe of historic proportions.
High treason, John Gilstrap
First Lady Anna Darmond has been kidnapped in a bloody gunfight. It's an unthinkable crime that, if revealed, could cause public panic, so hostage rescue specialist Jonathan Grave and his team must operate in absolute secrecy. But the mission is not all it seems. There are shadows in Mrs. Darmond's past. Cracks in the presidential marriage. Leaks in the country's critical shields of security. As Grave tracks the missing First Lady through a labyrinth of lies and murder, he confronts a traitor at the highest level of Washington power—and a devastating scheme to bring a nation to its knees. . .
Star Wars. AT-AT attack!, Calliope Glass
Read along with Star Wars! Luke Skywalker does some fast flying as he protects Hoth's rebel base from the Empire. This level 1 early reader retells classic scenes from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back as the rebels face off against the Empires dreaded mechanical AT-ATs. Featuring beautiful full-colour illustrations and word for word narration, this World of Reading book is perfect for little Star Wars fans who are ready to read on their own.
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. The rise of addressable tribes, of mini-communities and people obsessed with causes, hobbies, and passions is changing politics, economics, marketing, manufacturing, and everything else.
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.
The assault on reason: our information ecosystem, from the age of print to the era of Trump, Albert Gore
Drawing on a life's work in politics as well as on the work of experts across a range of disciplines, this work features a manifesto for thinking.
The strange case of the alchemist's daughter, Theodora Goss
Based on some of literature's horror and science fiction classics, this is the story of a remarkable group of women who come together to solve the mystery of a series of gruesome murders-and the bigger mystery of their own origins. Mary Jekyll, alone and penniless following her parents' death, is curious about the secrets of her father's mysterious past. One clue in particular hints that Edward Hyde, her father's former friend and a murderer, may be nearby, and there is a reward for information leading to his capture...a reward that would solve all of her immediate financial woes. When their investigations lead them to the discovery of a secret society of immoral and power-crazed scientists, the horrors of their past return. Now it is up to the monsters to finally triumph over the monstrous.
His captive lady, Anne Gracie
No one can resist the Devil Riders: four war heroes in search of one good woman. Harry Morant's tough exterior hides a badly scarred heart. The natural son of an earl, high-born ladies have only one use for him – in the bedchamber. Now, after eight years at war, Harry is breeding racehorses and planning a practical, unemotional marriage. But when he buys a new estate, his careful plans are threatened by an unexpected passion for, of all things, an earl's daughter.
Angel of darkness, Lynne Graham
Top model Kelda Wyatt is thrilled at the prospect of a photo shoot in Tuscany, until she learns Angelo Rossetti hired her. Caught in a compromising situation with the handsome Italian billionaire years ago, Angelo accused Kelda of setting him up, and vowed to punish her. Now Angelo will take the sweetest revenge possible; make Kelda his mistress, drive her wild with desire, then discard her. But when Kelda becomes pregnant, discarding her is no longer an option. Perhaps a convenient marriage, where he can control her every move, would be a more fitting form of punishment?
Bond of hatred, Lynne Graham
'I will pay the price. I will marry you.' Alex Terzakis's words took Sarah's breath away—marriage was the last thing on her mind! She'd wanted two things when she'd impulsively flung her proposal at him: revenge for her young sister's death and the chance to raise her sister's baby son. True, Alex would fight tooth and nail to keep his nephew but, in her anger and grief, Sarah had believed her demand would send him packing—she'd never expected him to accept!
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!
Debt of love, Lynne Graham
The Sicilian's Mistress: After three long years Gianni D'Angelo has found Milly Henner. However, Milly doesn't remember Gianni, or what she was to him. All she knows is that she was found after a hit-and-run accident, pregnant and with her memory gone. Gianni has the difficult task of convincing her that, once, she loved him. But Milly is horrified when she learns that she was a wealthy Sicilian's mistress...and now he's claiming her little boy as his son! Gianni is not deterred; he wants Milly back and to be a father to Connor, and his solution is simple, marriage.
The desert king's blackmailed bride, Lynne Graham
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! 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 commands his mistress, Lynne Graham
'I always get what I want ... and I want you.' Making billions and bedding beautiful women couldn't make Bastien Zikos forget the lustrous dark hair, haunting eyes and outrageous defiance of Delilah Moore. So Bastien has gone to great lengths to ensure that the one—and only—woman to have ever turned him down returns to him. If Delilah wants to save her father's ailing business, she must agree to Bastien's commands: be his mistress, wear his diamonds and wait for him in his bed! But what will this exacting tycoon do when he discovers that his sassy mistress is a virgin?
The Greek demands his heir, Lynne Graham
Leo Zikos should be celebrating securing a perfectly convenient fiancée, but it's left him cold. Instead it's stranger Grace Donovan's impeccable beauty that fires his blood. So he decides to pursue one last night of freedom. But that night and the two little blue lines on the pregnancy test that follow blow Leo's plans apart. Now he must break with his fiancée and marry Grace. She might resist marrying a man she barely knows, but Leo will claim his legacy and has all the riches and influence he needs to ensure his demands are met!
The Greek tycoon's baby, Lynne Graham
He's discovered she's his baby's mother—so now she'll be his bride! Maribel was a shy virgin when she and handsome Leonidas Pallis shared a night of passion. She assumed he was inspired by his need for comfort, rather than lust for her. However, unbeknownst to Leonidas... Maribel conceived his child. Now Leonidas wants what's his: his baby boy and Maribel, available 24/7. But the only way Leonidas will claim her and their son is if he takes her... as his bride!
Leonetti's housekeeper bride, Lynne Graham
The last thing Gaetano Leonetti wants is to be shackled in marriage but, to become CEO of his family's bank, his grandfather has decreed Gaetano must find a nice, ordinary woman to wed. Convinced his grandfather is mad, Gaetano sets about proving him wrong with housekeeper Poppy Arnold. With her outspoken nature and unusual dress sense, she's definitely not wife material! But it's not long before hardworking, self-sacrificing Poppy charms his grandfather and Gaetano's stuck with a union he didn't want and a bride he sinfully craves! Having set her up to fail, can he really take the precious gift of her virginity?
The unfaithful wife, Lynne Graham
Leah's marriage to powerful Greek businessman Nik Andreakis was an empty sham, and she was determined to get a divorce. But Nik didn't want one. In the circumstances, Leah found that totally unbelievable. Why would he want to hang on to a wife he'd been blackmailed into marrying? Leah's lonely wedding night had set the pattern for the past five years, but now she couldn't sleep for wondering what motivated her husband. Why, all of a sudden, was he making advances on her when he had ignored her for so long?
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 attempt to fondly weigh up what makes a book so much more than paper and ink – and reading so much more than a hobby, a way of passing time or a learning process – these declarations of love demonstrate what books and reading mean to us as individuals, and the cherished part they play in our lives, from the vivid greens and purples of childhood books to the dusty comfort novels we turn to in times of adult flux. Scribbles in the Margins is a love-letter to books and bookshops, rejoicing in the many universal and sometimes odd little ways that reading and the rituals around reading make us happy.
His guilt, Shelley Shepard Gray
Mark Fisher has returned home to Hart County, determined to put the past behind him. Two years ago, after being wrongly accused of assault, he left the Amish community, though never forgot his home. When the one person who had helped him through his rough times asks for help, Mark returns. But it is pretty Waneta Cain who makes him want to stay... Neeta is one of the few people in Hart County who doesn't believe Mark is guilty of hurting anyone. However, his worldliness and tough exterior do make her uneasy. As she begins to see the real man behind all the gossip and prejudice, she wonders if he is the man for her. Just when Mark starts to believe a new life is possible, a close friend of Neeta's is attacked. Once again, everyone in the community seems to believe he is guilty. But what hurts most is Neeta's sudden wariness around him. When another woman is hurt, a woman who is close to both Neeta and himself, Mark fears he knows the real culprit. And time is running out. Will Mark be able to find him before Neeta becomes his next victim?
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.
A forger's tale: the memoir of one of Britain's most successful and infamous art forgers, Shaun Greenhalgh
In 2007, Bolton Crown Court in the United Kingdom sentenced Shaun Greenhalgh to four years and eight months in prison for the crime of producing artistic forgeries. Working out of a shed in his parents' garden, Greenhalgh had successfully fooled some of the world's greatest museums. During the court case, the breadth of his forgeries shocked the art world and tantalised the media. What no one realised was how much more of the story there was to tell. Written in prison, A Forger's Tale details Shaun's notorious career and the extraordinary circumstances that led to it.
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 fore 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.
Destiny and Stardust, Stacy Gregg
2-in-1 edition of the third and fourth books in the 'Pony Club Secrets' series: 'Destiny and the Wild Horses' and 'Stardust and the Daredevil Ponies'. 'Destiny and the Wild Horses': Issie and Blaze were hot favourites to win the Chevalier Point Pony Club dressage competition, but now they have to spend the summer on her aunt's farm instead! When Issie finds out Blaze can go with her — and she'll be helping to train horses for the movies — things start to look up.
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.
Fucking apostrophes: a guide to show you where you can stick them, Simon Griffin
Apostrophes are a pain. The rules about how to use them are complicated, and have evolved haphazardly. Originally written as advice by a copywriter for designers wont to insert and remove apostrophes at will, for visual effect - this is a light-hearted pocket-sized guide to getting the things right. Simon Griffin lets off steam so that we don't have to, showing precisely why 'Rhianna and Jennifer's photos were all over the internet' is quite different to 'Rhianna's and Jennifer's photos' or what words apostrophes are replacing in sentences such as 'He'd like you to buy him some cocaine', or 'They've got it all on camera.' Elegantly produced, this is the perfect gift for any pedant, as well as an indispensable guide in all our moments of grammar-related frustration.
Dutch fairy tales for young folks, William Elliot Griffis
Divine direction: seven decisions that will change your life, Craig Groeschel
Every day we make choices. And those choices accumulate and eventually become our life story. What would your life look like if you became an expert at making those choices' In this inspiring guidebook, New York Times bestselling author Craig Groeschel shows how the choices that are in your power, if aligned with biblical principles, will lead to a life you've never imagined. Divine Direction will help you seek wisdom through seven principles. The achievable and powerful steps in Divine Directiontake you there one step at a time, big, or small.
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.
108 pearls to awaken your healing potential: a cardiologist translates the science of health and healing into practice., Mimi Guarneri
"What guides your everyday life? In many cultures, you might use prayer beads such as the rosary or the 108-bead mala as a guide in your spiritual or meditative practice. In this book, Dr. Mimi Guarneri blends modern science and ancient wisdom to offer her own guide of 108 pearls—steps you can take to awaken the healing potential of your body, mind, and spirit. Drawing from her experience as an internationally renowned cardiologist, scholar, author, and leading proponent of integrative medicine, Dr. Guarneri translates the science of health, healing, and longevity into practical answers to lead you to physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health.
Waste-free kitchen handbook, Dana Gunders
Despite a growing awareness of food waste, many well-intentioned home cooks lack the tools to change their habits. This handbook-packed with engaging checklists, simple recipes, practical strategies, and educational infographics-is the ultimate tool for reducing food waste. From a scientist at the Natural Resources Defense Council come these everyday techniques that call for minimal adjustments of habit, from shopping, portioning, and using a refrigerator properly to simple preservation methods including freezing, pickling, and cellaring. At once a good read and a go-to reference, this handy guide is chock-full of helpful facts and tips, including 20 "use-it-up" recipes and a substantial directory of common foods.
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 fiancé. 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 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.
Dark journey, Glyn Harper
This significant volume will see the completion of over seven years' writing and research by esteemed military historian Glyn Harper. The book will include the revision and reissuing of his two earlier detailed histories of the New Zealand Divisions' major Western Front battles of World War One: Massacre at Passchendaele (2000) Spring offensive (2003) combined with an unpublished account of the third major battle of the Somme, at Bapaume, during which several VCs were awarded to New Zealand troops. Dark Journey presents the first comprehensive overview of New Zealand's involvement in World War One by one of our most highly regarded historians.
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 woman 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?
When falcons fall, C S Harris
Ayleswick-on-Teme, 1813. Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin, has come to this seemingly peaceful Shropshire village to honor a slain friend and on a quest to learn more about his own ancestry. But when the body of a lovely widow is found on the banks of the River Teme, a bottle of laudanum at her side, the village's inexperienced new magistrate turns to St. Cyr for help. Almost immediately, Sebastian realizes that Emma Chance did not, in truth, take her own life. Less easy to discern is exactly how she died, and why.
Where the dead lie, C S Harris
London, 1813. The brutalized body of a boy is found dumped into a makeshift grave on the grounds of an abandoned factory and his younger sister is still missing. Few in authority care about a street urchin's fate, but Sebastian St. Cyr is drawn into a shadowy, sadistic world. As he follows a grim trail that leads from the writings of the debauched Marquis de Sade to the city's most notorious brothels, he comes to a horrifying realization: someone from society's upper echelon is preying upon the city's most vulnerable.
Who buries the dead: a Sebastian St. Cyr mystery, C S Harris
"London, 1813. The vicious decapitation of Stanley Preston, a wealthy, socially ambitious plantation owner, at Bloody Bridge draws Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin, into a macabre and increasingly perilous investigation. The discovery near the body of an aged lead coffin strap bearing the inscription KING CHARLES, 1648 suggests a link between this killing and the beheading of the deposed seventeenth-century Stuart monarch. Equally troubling, the victim's kinship to the current Home Secretary draws the notice of Sebastian's powerful father-in-law, Lord Jarvis, who will exploit any means to pursue his own clandestine ends.
Why kings confess, C S Harris
"The gruesome murder of a young French physician draws aristocratic investigator Sebastian St. Cyr and his pregnant wife, Hero, into a dangerous, decades-old mystery as a wrenching piece of Sebastian's past puts him to the ultimate test. Regency England, January 1813: When a badly injured Frenchwoman is found beside the mutilated body of Dr. Damion Pelletan in one of London's worst slums, Sebastian finds himself caught in a high-stakes tangle of murder and revenge. Although the woman, Alexi Sauvage, has no memory of the attack, Sebastian knows her all too well from an incident in his past-an act of wartime brutality and betrayal that nearly destroyed him. As the search for the killer leads Sebastian into a treacherous web of duplicity, he discovers that Pelletan was part of a secret delegation sent by Napoleon to investigate the possibility of peace with Britain.
Conclave: a novel, Robert Harris
The Pope is dead. Behind the locked doors of the Sistine Chapel, one hundred and eighteen cardinals from all over the globe will cast their votes in the world's most secretive election. They are holy men. But they have ambition. And they have rivals. Over the next seventy-two hours one of them will become the most powerful spiritual figure on earth.
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 (Foster carer) 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. It takes years for devoted foster carer Angela Hart to uncover the truth as she helps Maria leave the ghosts of her past behind.
Eat pretty every day: 365 daily inspirations for nourishing beauty, inside and out, Jolene Hart
Breakout hit Eat Pretty continues to win over audiences of all ages with its groundbreaking and user-friendly exploration of beauty nutrition. The author's hotly anticipated new book welcomes existing fans and newcomers alike, presenting 365 bite-size daily readings that make it easy to put beauty nutrition know-how to use in everyday life. Organized by the four seasons, the readings explore every aspect of what it means to eat pretty, offering simplified nutritional science, seasonal recipes, motivating goals and challenges, self-care exercises, and uplifting "mealtime mantras." Providing the dedicated support of a personal wellness coach at a fraction of the cost, Eat Pretty Every Day is for women of all ages who want to learn the secrets to living well.
Sharks and other deadly ocean creatures: visual encyclopedia, Derek Harvey
Profiles more than two hundred sharks and fierce fish that call the ocean home, sharing details on the ocean habitats, body sizes, and tails of marine animals that range from barracudas to great whites.
The Korean War, Max Hastings
On 25 June 1950, the invasion of South Korea by the Communist North launched one of the bloodiest conflicts of the last century. The seemingly limitless power of the Chinese-backed North was thrown against the ferocious firepower of the UN-backed South in a war that can be seen today as the stark prelude to Vietnam. Max Hastings drew on first-hand accounts of those who fought on both sides to produce this vivid and incisive reassessment of the Korean War, bringing the military and human dimensions into sharp focus. Critically acclaimed on publication, The Korean War remains the best narrative history of this conflict.
Warriors: portraits from the battlefield, Max Hastings
Heroism in battle has been celebrated throughout history, yet it is one of the least understood virtues. What makes some men and women perform extraordinary deeds on the battlefield? What makes them risk their lives in the pursuit of victory? Max Hastings, one of our foremost military historians, has seen combat up close and written about it for decades. In Warriors, he brings us the experiences of fourteen soldiers who fought in the wars of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. From an exuberant cavalry officer in Napoleon's army to an abused orphan who in World War II became America's youngest general since Custer, to an Israeli officer who recovered from a devastating injury to save his country, each portrait depicts a unique and remarkable story. A tribute to soldierly valour and a deeply insightful study of combat, this is an essential book for anyone who wishes to understand what it means to be at war.
The lowcountry romance collection, Rachel Hauck
Sweet Caroline: Life hasn't always been so sweet for Caroline Sweeny. She's sacrificed her desires for others - unlike her mother who abandoned their family years ago. But when a friend challenges her to accept an exciting job adventure in Spain, Caroline says "yes" to a new destiny. But before she can pack her bags, Caroline suddenly finds herself the new owner of the run-down Frogmore Cafe - and forced to choose between her friends and her future. Then her first love, Mitch O'Neal, returns home and encourages her to seek God's desires for her future. With his help, she may just discover the true sweet life.
The writing desk, Rachel Hauck
"Tenley Roth's first book was a runaway bestseller. Now that her second book is due, she's locked in fear. Can she repeat her earlier success or is she a fraud who has run out of inspiration? With pressure mounting from her publisher, Tenley is weighted with writer's block. But when her estranged mother calls asking Tenley to help her through chemotherapy, she packs up for Florida where she meets handsome furniture designer Jonas Sullivan and discovers the story her heart's been missing. A century earlier, another woman wrote at the same desk with hopes and fears of her own. When she discovers her mother has taken extreme measures to manipulate her future, she must choose between submission and security or forging a brand new way all on her own. Tenley and Birdie are form two very different worlds, but fate has bound them together in a way time cannon erase."—Amazon.com
Chocolate cake for breakfast, Danielle Hawkins
Helen McNeil is a vet in the small rural town of Broadview. While taking evasive action from a dull girl at a party one night she falls over - and fails to recognise - national sporting hero, Mark Tipene. For some mysterious reason Helen never really grasps, Mark finds this charming and appears the next day at the front counter of the vet clinic to ask her out. A whirlwind romance follows and everything is going swimmingly until one little hiccup changes everything. Chocolate Cake for Breakfast is the funny and heart-warming story of the pros and cons of dating a man whose shirtless picture adorns a wall in every second lunchroom in the country, of calving cows and crazy cat ladies, and of doing your best when life takes an unexpected turn.
The Pretty Delicious café., Danielle Hawkins
On the outskirts of a quiet hamlet on the New Zealand coast, Lia and her friend Anna work serious hours running their restored 'villa' cafe. The busy season, they know, is just around the corner. There are plenty of other things distracting them too. Anna is about to marry Lia's twin brother; Lia's older half-brother, who lives hours away on the family farm, looks like he might be disinherited by their curmudgeonly father; and Lia's ex-boyfriend seems not to understand it's over. And there's all the delicious cooking. Then, when a gorgeous stranger taps on Lia's window near midnight and turns out not to be a serial killer, it seems a healthy new interest could develop. But the past won't let them be, and when Lia's ex becomes dangerous, she must decide whether events rule her life or she does.
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 on the train., Paula Hawkins
Rachel catches the same commuter train every morning. She knows it will wait at the same signal each time, overlooking a row of back gardens. She's even started to feel like she knows the people who live in one of the houses. 'Jess and Jason', she calls them. Their life as she sees it is perfect. If only Rachel could be that happy. And then she sees something shocking. It's only a minute until the train moves on, but it's enough. Now everything's changed. Now Rachel has a chance to become a part of the lives she's only watched from afar. Now they'll see; she's much more than just the girl on the train.
Dazzling, Elizabeth Hayley
She's a starving artist and he's a billionaire playboy ... Siobhan came to New York with a purpose: she wants to become a successful artist. To pay her bills in the meantime, she's the hostess at The Stone Room, a bar for the beautiful and the billionaires. She was fine with being on her own - until tech billionaire Derick takes her breath away.
Old cookery books and ancient cuisine, William Carew Hazlitt
Characters of Shakespeare's plays, William Hazlitt
300 minutes of danger, Jack Heath
A new, death-defying series from the publishers of the internationally best-selling series Conspiracy 365! 10 stories, each counting down from 30 minutes to Zero, in real time! George is trapped in a falling aeroplane with no engine and no pilot. Milla is covered with radioactive waste and her hazard suit is running out of air. Otto is in the darkest depths of the ocean, where something hungry is circling ... 10 dangerous situations. 10 brave kids. 30 minutes to escape.
The gunslinger, Lorraine Heath
Chance Wilder never wanted to be a hero. A road-weary gunslinger with a ruthless reputation, he focuses only on his next target—and his next payday. That is, until a young boy offers Chance everything he owns—a piece of string, a harmonica, and a bent penny—if he'll save his sister from a couple of thugs. Chance agrees, only to discover that the beautiful, fierce young woman in need of rescue is actually the very person he's been hunting: his next mark. But after he saves her, Lillian Madison awakens in him long-buried dreams and possibilities. Facing the demons of his past, Chance is forced to question his next move. Dare he risk everything by following his heart ... and trust that the road to redemption begins with Lillian?
The reluctant hero, Lorraine Heath
Texas in the 1880s is a wild and lawless land, where a woman fending for herself is a rare breed. Andrea Jackson is just that. A woman who went against the grain by writing bestselling novels instead of marrying and staying at home. But with her muse, and her money dried up, she's in desperate need of a hero. And Sheriff Matthew Knight has just the right material. Matthew doesn't know what to make of the sassy, bright-eyed, temptress who insists on following him around. He's nobody's hero, and he doesn't believe in fairy tales. What he is, is a man. With a man's needs. And there's something about the feisty, determined, vixen, he just can't seem to shake...
A rogue in Texas, Lorraine Heath
A duke's son, Grayson Rhodes was a maverick who had left London's suffocating upper class world to earn his own fortune. So he seized the chance to work Abbie Westland's land ... and from the moment he first saw Abbie, he was determined to use his arms to work the farm by day and to soothe her through the nights in his strong embrace. Abbie, with her fiery determination, was different from the fragile beauties he'd known at home. In her Grayson found an honest passion he'd never experienced before. But could their growing love survive the surprising reminder of her past that comes to haunt them?
Newton and Polly: a novel of Amazing Grace, Jody Hedlund
John Newton is a young sailor wandering aimlessly through life. His only duty is to report to his ship and avoid disgracing his father - until the night he hears Polly Catlett's enchanting voice, caroling. He's immediately smitten and determined to win her affection. An intense connection quickly forms between the two, but John's reckless spirit and disregard for the Christian life are concerns for the responsible, devout Polly. When an ill-fated stop at a tavern leaves John imprisoned and bound, Polly must choose to either stand by his side or walk out of his life forever. Will she forfeit her future for the man she loves?
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.
Standard deviation, Katherine Heiny
Graham Cavanaugh's second wife, Audra, is everything his first wife was not. She considers herself privileged to live in the age of the hair towel, talks non-stop through her epidural, labour and delivery, invites the doorman to move in and the eccentric members of their son's Origami Club to Thanksgiving. She is charming and spontaneous and fun but life with her can be exhausting. In the midst of the day-to-day difficulties and delights of marriage and raising a child with Asperger's, his first wife, Elspeth, reenters Graham's life. Former spouses are hard to categorize - are they friends, enemies, old flames, or just people who know you really, really well? Graham starts to wonder: How can anyone love two such different women? Did he make the right choice? Is there a right choice?
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.
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 installment 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.
The bookshop at Water's End, Patti Callahan Henry
"Bonny Blankenship's most treasured memories are of idyllic summers spent in Watersend, South Carolina, with her best friend Lainey McKay. Amid the sand dunes and oak trees draped with Spanish moss, they swam and wished for happy-ever-afters, then escaped to the local bookshop to read and whisper in the glorious cool silence. Until the night that changed everything, the night that Lainey's mother disappeared. Now, in her early fifties, Bonny is desperate to clear her head after a tragic mistake threatens her career as an emergency room doctor, and her marriage crumbles around her. With her troubled teenage daughter, Piper, in tow, she goes back to the beloved river house, where she is soon joined by Lainey and her two young children. During lazy summer days and magical nights, they reunite with bookshop owner Mimi, who is tangled with the past and its mysteries. As the three women cling to a fragile peace, buried secrets and long ago loves return like the tide"— Provided by publisher.
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.
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.
Forest, Cat Hickey
DKfindout! Forest allows children to explore the flora and fauna of forests from around the world 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! Discover all types of forests from rainforests to woodlands in DKfindout! Forest. Learn about the different forest animals that make their homes there, explore how forests change through the seasons, and find out about forest conservation. This book is essential for any child interested in the world around them.
The house at Bishopsgate, Katie Hickman
1611. Celia Lamprey looks out across the rooftops of Aleppo for the last time. After ten years living in the Orient, she and her husband, Paul Pindar, are setting sail for England—taking with them the legendary diamond, the Sultan's Blue, despite the curse that surrounds it.
The bridge., Jane Higgins
The City is divided. The bridges gated. In Southside, the hostiles live in squalor and desperation, waiting for a chance to overrun the residents of Cityside. Nik is still in high school but destined for a great career with the Internal Security and Intelligence Services, the brains behind the war. But when ISIS comes recruiting, everyone is shocked when he isn't chosen. There must be an explanation, but no one will talk about it. Then the school is bombed and the hostiles take the bridges. Buildings are burning, kids are dead, and the hostiles have kidnapped Sol. Now ISIS is hunting for Nik. But Nik is on the run, with Sol's sister Fyffe and ISIS hot on their trail. They cross the bridge in search of Sol, and Nik finds answers to questions he'd never dared to ask.
Army life in a Black regiment, Thomas Wentworth Higginson
A green granny's garden: a year of the good life in Grey Lynn, Fionna Hill
While Fionna will be the first to tell you she's not actually a Granny in the biological sense, she is most definitely a wise woman of the world who meets all the criteria for anyone's favourite Gran. When she decided to improve her health and grow her own food she had to find somewhere to grow it. Living in urban Auckland severely limited her options. While she could manage window boxes of micro-greens, she yearned for more space - and was utterly delighted to eventually find herself with a plot in the Grey Lynn Community Garden.
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." But, since women have become anxious to compete with men in any and every walk of life, they, too, are desirous of becoming adepts in tossing up an appetizing salad or in stirring a creamy rarebit. And yet neither a pleasing salad, especially if it is to be composed of cooked materials, nor a tempting rarebit can be evolved, save by happy accident, without an accurate knowledge of the fundamental principles that underlie all cookery"
The girl in steel-capped boots, Loretta Hill
Lena Todd is a city girl who thrives on cocktails and cappuccinos. So when her boss announces he's sending her to the outback to join a construction team, her world is turned upside down. Lena's new accommodation will be an aluminium box called a dongar. Her new social network: 350 men. Her daily foot attire: steel-capped boots. Unfortunately, Lena can't refuse. Mistakes of the past are choking her confidence. She needs to do something to right those wrongs and prove herself. Going into a remote community might just be the place to do that, if only tall, dark and obnoxious Dan didn't seem so determined to stand in her way.
The girl in the hard hat, Loretta Hill
From the author of the bestselling The Girl in Steel-Capped Boots comes another romance novel set in the Australian outback. Perfect for rom com fans! Wendy Hopkins arrives in the Pilbara to search for the father who abandoned her at birth. Getting mixed up in construction site politics at the Iron Ore wharf just out of town was not high on her 'to do' list. But when she takes a job as their new Safety Manager she becomes the most hated person in the area. Nicknamed 'The Sergeant', she is the butt of every joke and the prime target of notorious womanizer, Gavin Jones. Giving up is not an option, though. For, as it turns out, only Wendy can save these workers from the impending cyclone, find a man who wants to stay buried and put a bad boy firmly in his place. The Girl in the Hard Hat is a deliciously romantic and funny love story, and set to be the perfect summer read!
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
In the title story, on a murky autumn evening, in the warmly lit surrounds of a club off St James, a bishop listens closely as a supernatural detective recounts his most memorable case, one whose horrifying denouement took place in that very building... This is Susan Hill at her best, with a characteristically flesh-creeping and startling collection of new tales of thwarted ambition, terrifying revenge and supernatural stirrings that will leave readers wide-awake long into the night.
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 faith of William Shakespeare, Graham Holderness
In this authoritative new study, Graham Holderness takes us through the context of Shakespeare's life, the times of religious and political turmoil, and looks at what we do know of Shakespeare the Anglican. But then he goes beyond that, and mines the plays themselves, not just for the words of the characters, but for the concepts, themes and languages which Shakespeare was himself steeped in—the language of the Bible and The Book of Common Prayer. Considering such plays as Richard II, Henry V, The merchant of Venice, Measure for measure, Hamlet, Othello, The tempest and The winter's tale, Holderness shows how the ideas of Catholicism come up against those of Luther and Calvin; how Christianity was woven deep into Shakespeare's psyche, and how he brought it again and again to his art.
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 astronaunts 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.
Bonkers, Michelle Holman
Bonkers is a very warm and funny love story, and is the next stage of chick lit at its best. After a head on collision between a glamorous sports car and a serviceable but very plain little car, a kind hearted angel does a swap in the anteroom to Heaven. As a result, the funny, loveable but very short and generously proportioned rugby-loving schoolteacher gets a second chance and finds herself in hospital in the body of a drop-dead gorgeous, tall and very glamorous philandering American wife. She has a very rich husband who looks as if he's just stepped out of a Ralph Lauren catalogue, but for some reason he can't stand her. Definitely one for the girls to read with a box of chocolates.
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
Ark Angel , Anthony Horowitz
After recovering from a near fatal gunshot wound, teenage spy Alex Rider embarks on a new mission to stop a group of eco-terrorists from sabotaging the launch of the first outer space hotel.
Battles and quests, Anthony Horowitz
Myths and legends featuring big and bloody battles include such stories as "The Minotaur," "The Great Bell of Peking," and "Romulus and Remus," as well as Celtic and American Indian tales.
Beasts and monsters, Anthony Horowitz
Don't mess with the gods. And if they mess with you? Run like hell... Including Gorgons, Banshees, Dragons, Sphinxes and more! There was a time when monsters and dragons roamed the earth and the gods walked among us. A time of blood, swords and furious battles. A time of legends, heroes, darkness and death... The first in a series of masterful retellings of classic myths.
Crocodile tears, Anthony Horowitz
Targeted by a hitman and under threat of his past being exposed by the media, Alex reluctantly turns to MI6. But their help doesn't come cheap: they need Alex to spy on the activities at a GM crop plant. There he spots Desmond McCain, a high profile charity organiser, who realises that Alex is on to him and the real plans for the money he's raising. Kidnapped and whisked off to Africa, Alex learns the full horror of McCain's plot: to create an epic disaster that will kill millions. Forced to ask MI6 for protection, Alex finds himself being manipulated in a deadly game that could lead to the destruction of an entire East African country.
Death and the underworld, Anthony Horowitz
Don't mess with the gods. And if they mess with you? Run like hell. When life is over, and the conflicted souls of the dead wend their weary way down to the underworld, what do they see? A three-headed dog with slavering jaws, a dark and foreboding river with a skeletal ferryman or simply darkness? Only the very brave or very foolish will venture down into the realm of the afterlife, and they will seldom live to tell the tale.
Eagle strike, Anthony Horowitz
Teenage spy Alex is in the South of France, hoping to sever his links with MI6. But when a sudden attack on his hosts plunges Alex back into a world of violence, he soon uncovers a plan called Eagle strike—a discovery more terrible than anything he could have imagined.
Heroes and villains, Anthony Horowitz
Don't mess with the gods. And if they mess with you? Run like hell. The battle between good and evil has raged throughout time, in every corner of this world and the next. The heroes and villains of this ancient conflict are many and varied. Some have fought using their superior strength, and some their wit and cunning. Others would triumph with speed, skill, or sheer determination, but they all had one thing in common: they would fight to the death.
Never say die, Anthony Horowitz
After being forcibly recruited by MI6, teenage super-spy Alex Rider vowed he would never go back. But even Alex can't fight the past, especially when it holds a deadly secret.
Point Blanc, Anthony Horowitz
Alex is sent by MI6 to infiltrate the exclusive Point Blanc Academy. But the academy hides a deadly secret. Can Alex alert the world to the truth before it's too late?
Russian roulette, Anthony Horowitz
Presented with an unexpected assignment, Alex Rider's greatest nemesis, Yassen Gregoravich, recalls his life and the path that led him to become an assassin while his one-time friend, Alex's uncle, became a spy.
Scorpia, Anthony Horowitz
Alex travels to Venice to discover the truth about his past. But the truth lies with a criminal organization known as Scorpia, and Alex must make a choice... work for MI6 once more, or betray everything he believes in.
Scorpia rising, Anthony Horowitz
Alex is trying to get his life back on track. But Scorpia has returned, and when you're the world's most successful spy, the only way out is to face your enemies. Alex's final mission will be the deadliest of all.
Skeleton key, Anthony Horowitz
Alex faces his most dangerous challenge yet. Teaming up with the CIA, Alex must go to a remote Caribbean island called Skeleton Key, where the insane general Sarov is hatching explosive plans to re-write history.
Snakehead, Anthony Horowitz
Teenage spy Alex is forced into the Australian secret service. His target is the criminal underworld of South East Asia, and a ruthless organization known as the Snakehead.
Stormbreaker, Anthony Horowitz
After the death of the uncle who had been his guardian, fourteen-year-old Alex Rider is coerced to continue his uncle's dangerous work for Britain's intelligence agency, MI6.
Tricks and transformations, Anthony Horowitz
Don't mess with the gods. And if they mess with you? Run like hell ... You might consider yourself a master of pranks and practical jokes. But throughout time there are those who truly deserve the name trickster - read their stories and you will soon discover you have much to learn ...
The wrath of the gods, Anthony Horowitz
Don't mess with the gods. And if they mess with you? Run like hell ... It does not pay to anger the gods ... If you're lucky, you might just end up being transformed into a spider, falling hopelessly in love with your reflection or being hunted by your own hounds. And if you're unlucky?
Art that moves: the work of Len Lye, Roger Horrocks
One of the most original artists to have emerged from New Zealand, Len Lye (1901-1980) had a passion for movement from an early age. This fascination shaped his urgent and pioneering films and kinetic sculptures and contributed to his remarkable work in painting, photography and writing. Lye had a big idea - that movement could be the basis for a completely new kind of art - and he devoted much of his life to it. 'Kinetic art is the first new category of art since pre-history,' he boldly claimed in 1964. What did he mean by this? And how does his work in film and sculpture bear it out?
Dan and Phil go outside, Dan Howell
Dan Howell and Phil Lester, avoiders of human contact and direct sunlight, actually went outside. Travelling around the world on tour, they have collected hundreds of exclusive, intimate and funny photos, as well as revealing and captivating side notes, to show the behind-the-scenes story of their adventure.
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. But when Haley discovers former Holt's employee Asha McLean shot dead behind the store during orientation training, it turns out there's more to die for than hot designer deals.
Graham Henry: final word, Bob Howitt
Although he would eventually be knighted in recognition of one of the most remarkable coaching careers in the history of rugby, Graham Henry experienced his share of crushing setbacks and disappointments. This was the man responsible for restoring the glory days of the All Blacks and reinvigorating the spirits of an entire nation, but also the one held accountable for a disastrous 2007 World Cup campaign. When the team crashed out, humiliatingly at the quarter-final stage, Sir Graham thought his time as an international rugby coach was up. The New Zealand Rugby Union had never reappointed a losing World Cup coach, and he couldn't see why they would make an exception for him. That is, until he began preparing his coach's report, which involved a detailed analysis of the video of that fateful quarter-final.
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. And Zinnie is trying her hardest to write a story good enough to gain her admittance into an elite writing program. She finds unexpected inspiration in Marigold's heartbreak over last summer's crush, Peter Pasque. Zinnie also meets her first boy-who-is-a-friend, a cute kid named Max. But when it becomes clear that Max has eyes for Marigold, Zinnie can't contain her hurt, and it leads her to betray Marigold in an unthinkable sister crime. With a wedding on the horizon and tension simmering between them, will the Silver sisters be able to overcome their hurt in time to give Sunny what she's already given them: a summer to remember?
A country year: living the questions., Sue Hubbell
A "delightful, witty" memoir about starting over as a beekeeper in the Ozarks (Library Journal). Alone on a small Missouri farm after a thirty-year marriage, Sue Hubbell found a new love-of the winged, buzzing variety. Left with little but the commercial beekeeping and honey-producing business she started with her husband, Hubbell found solace in the natural world. Then she began to write, challenging herself to tell the absolute truth about her life and the things she cared about. Describing the ups and downs of beekeeping from one springtime to the next, A Country Year transports readers to a different, simpler place. In a series of exquisite vignettes, Hubbell reveals the joys of a life attuned to nature in this heartfelt memoir about life on the land, and of a woman finding her way in middle age.
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? The natural suspect is Arthur Lee, a brilliant surgeon and known abortionist, who has been carrying out the illegal procedure with the help of pathologist John Berry. After Karen dies, Lee is thrown in jail on a murder charge, and only Berry can prove his friend wasn't the one who wielded the scalpel. Behind this gruesome death, Berry will uncover a secret that would shock even the most hardened pathologist. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Michael Crichton including rare images from the author's estate.
Les misérables. Tome i, Fantine, Victor Hugo
Les misérables. Tome ii, Cosette, Victor Hugo
Les misérables. Tome iii, Marius, Victor Hugo
Les misérables. Tome iv, L'idylle rue Plumet et l'épopée rue Saint-Denis, Victor Hugo
Les misérables. Tome v, Jean Valjean, Victor Hugo
A coin of Edward VII: a detective story, Fergus Hume
Eat more vegetables, Carolyn Humphries
Make vegetables the star attraction and prove that you don't need meat to make a meal. Introduce more variety into your diet, reduce the amount of meat you eat, find new uses and flavour combinations of your favourite vegetables and cook delicious meals for your family and friends. Informative step-by-step techniques show how to prepare and cook a variety of vegetables, such as artichoke hearts, beetroot and avocados, and feature tips on cooking methods and flavour combinations. There's more to vegetarian food than lentils, and with this fresh, exciting approach, Try It! Eat More Vegetables aims to banish limp lettuce from your refrigerator forever and expand your options like never before.
Cry of the taniwha, Des Hunt
Matt Logan isn't looking forward to spending the school holidays with his grandmother and her new husband. He has to fly to Rotorua, where he doesn't know anybody, and he's a bit wary of his new step-grandfather. All Matt knows is that he's Maori and a bus driver. Along with his worries, Matt packs his pride and joy - a homemade metal detector, because, you never know, he might find something interesting. What he finds is Juzza, who lives over the back fence and wants to join a local gang. When the boys unearth a handcuffed skeleton, a chain of events begins to coil around them. Together they are thrown into a deadly search for treasure when the local gang boss decides to exploit their find for himself.
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. But then Noah gets a letter from the IRS claiming he and Josephine are still married. Still angry over the demise of their marriage, he confronts her for the first time in months. They discover that Josephine neglected to file the final paperwork and they are, in fact, still married.
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 honor 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 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 goddesses, Swan Huntley
The Descendants meets Single White Female in this captivating novel about a woman who moves her family to Hawaii, only to find herself wrapped up in a dangerous friendship, from the celebrated author of We Could Be Beautiful. When Nancy and her family arrive in Kona, Hawaii, they are desperate for a fresh start. Nancy's husband has cheated on her; they sleep in separate bedrooms and their twin sons have been acting out, setting off illegal fireworks. But Hawaii is paradise: they plant an orange tree in the yard; they share a bed once again and Nancy resolves to make a happy life for herself. She starts taking a yoga class and there she meets Ana, the charismatic teacher. Ana has short, black hair, a warm smile, and a hard-won wisdom that resonates deeply within Nancy. A mesmerizing story of friendship and manipulation set against the idyllic tropical world of the Big Island, The Goddesses is a stunning psychological novel by one of our most exciting young writers.
Eight days a week: the Beatles' tour of New Zealand 1964., Graham Hutchins
For a memorable week in June 1964, the Beatles toured New Zealand, giving concerts in the four main centres and changing life as we knew it for ever. For teenagers of the time, it was the most exciting week of their lives. Teachers were ignored and parents defied as thousands of young people devised ingenious ways of seeing their idols.
Grace is greater: God's plan to overcome your past, redeem your pain, and rewrite your story, Kyle Idleman
The writer of the letter to the Hebrews said, "See to it that no one misses the grace of God." Over the centuries much ink has been spilled on the subject of grace. Yet perhaps nothing is as hard to explain as God's grace. It doesn't make sense. It's not fair. It can't possibly cover over what I've done. The best way - perhaps the only real way - to understand it is to experience it. But too often in our churches we're not getting grace across and grace is not experienced.
The autobiography of St. Ignatius, of Loyola Ignatius
Women in science: 50 fearless pioneers who changed the world, Rachel Ignotofsky
It's a scientific fact: Women rock! A charmingly illustrated and educational book, New York Times best seller Women in Science highlights the contributions of fifty notable women to the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) from the ancient to the modern world. Full of striking, singular art, this fascinating collection also contains infographics about relevant topics such as lab equipment, rates of women currently working in STEM fields, and an illustrated scientific glossary. The trailblazing women profiled include well-known figures like primatologist Jane Goodall, as well as lesser-known pioneers such as Katherine Johnson, the African-American physicist and mathematician who calculated the trajectory of the 1969 Apollo 11 mission to the moon. Women in Science celebrates the achievements of the intrepid women who have paved the way for the next generation of female engineers, biologists, mathematicians, doctors, astronauts, physicists, and more!From the Hardcover edition.
Women in sports: 50 fearless athletes who played towWin, Rachel Ignotofsky
"Illustrated profiles of fifty pioneering female athletes, from the author of the New York Times bestseller Women in Science. A charmingly illustrated and inspiring book, Women in Sports highlights the achievements and stories of fifty notable women athletes—from well-known figures like tennis player Billie Jean King and gymnast Simone Biles, to lesser-known athletes like skateboarding pioneer Patti McGee and Toni Stone, the first woman to play baseball in a men's professional league. Covering more than forty sports, this fascinating collection also contains infographics about notable women's teams throughout history, pay and media statistics for female athletes, and muscle anatomy. Women in Sports celebrates the success of the tough, bold, and fearless women who paved the way for the next generation of athletes"— Provided by publisher.
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.
The almost sisters: a novel, Joshilyn Jackson
Superheroes have always been Leia Birch Briggs' weakness. One tequila-soaked night at a comics convention, the usually level-headed graphic novelist is swept off her barstool by a handsome and anonymous Batman. It turns out the caped crusader has left her with more than just a nice, fuzzy memory. She's having a baby boy—an unexpected but not unhappy development in the thirty-eight year-old's life. But before Leia can break the news of her impending single-motherhood (including the fact that her baby is biracial) to her conventional, Southern family, her step-sister Rachel's marriage implodes. Worse, she learns her beloved ninety-year-old grandmother, Birchie, is losing her mind, and she's been hiding her dementia with the help of Wattie, her best friend since girlhood.
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. For both of them, being paired with an old rival couldn't come at a worse time. Recently divorced from a Hollywood producer and looking for a fresh start, Jessica is eager to prove herself at her new field office. And John is just one case away from his dream assignment to the FBI's elite Hostage Rescue Team. In order to nail a corrupt Florida politician, they'll have to find a way to work together—a task that becomes even trickier when they're forced to hole up at a romantic beachfront resort as part of the investigation. Suddenly, the heat behind their nonstop sparring threatens to make the job a lot more complicated.
Stone Age, Klint Janulis
Have you ever wondered how people survived during the Stone Age? Or how big a woolly mammoth was? Now you can find out!
At love's bidding, Regina (Regina Lea) Jennings
After helping her grandfather at their Boston auction house, Miranda Wimplegate discovers she's accidentally sold a powerful family's prized portrait to an anonymous bidder. Desperate to appease the furious family, her grandfather tracks it to the Missouri Ozarks and makes an outlandish offer to buy the local auction house if they promise not to sell anything until he arrives. Upon their arrival, however, they discover their new business doesn't deal in fine antiques, but in livestock. And its manager, ruggedly handsome Wyatt Ballentine, is frustrated to discover his fussy new bosses don't know a thing about the business he's single-handedly kept afloat. Faced with more cattle than they can count—but no mysterious painting—Miranda and Wyatt form an unlikely but charged partnership to try and salvage a bad situation getting worse.
Her dearly unintended, Regina (Regina Lea) Jennings
1870s Missouri. Heavy rain means trouble for Katie Ellen. With her parents away, she's left to take care of the mountaintop farm alone until Josiah Huckabee happens to check on her. She used to think him charming—used to—but before she can run Josiah off, a stranger appears. The bridge has washed out, stranding a weathered and threatening man with them. Immediately sensing danger, Josiah steps in and claims the place—and Katie Ellen—as his own. His farm, his wife, and this Silas Ruger character better be respectful. Furious, Katie Ellen is forced to play along.
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 fiancé. 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.
Christmas at the Comfort Food Cafe, Deborah Johnson
Becca Fletcher hates Christmas so much, she's considering getting 'Bah Humbug!' tattooed on her forehead. She has her reasons for being Little Miss Grinch; Reasons that make this the very worst time of year for her. Now, though, she can't avoid her version of ho-ho-hell - because she's travelling to the Comfort Food Cafe to spend the festive season with her sister Laura, and her family. She's expecting mulled wine, the smell of pine trees, 24-hour Christmas movie marathons and all kinds of very merry torture. But little does Becca know that the Comfort Food Cafe is like no other place on earth. Perched on a snow-covered hill on a windswept bay, it's a place full of friendship; a place where broken hearts can heal, and a place where new love can blossom. It's a place where Becca's Christmas miracle really could happen - if only she can let it...
Summer at the Comfort Food Cafe, Deborah Johnson
The Comfort Food Cafe is perched on a windswept clifftop at what feels like the edge of the world, serving up the most delicious cream teas; beautifully baked breads, and carefully crafted cupcakes. For tourists and locals alike, the ramshackle cafe overlooking the beach is a beacon of laughter, companionship, and security - a place like no other; a place that offers friendship as a daily special, and where a hearty welcome is always on the menu. For widowed mum-of-two Laura Walker, the decision to uproot her teenaged children and make the trek from Manchester to Dorset for the summer isn't one she takes lightly, and it's certainly not winning her any awards from her kids, Nate and Lizzie.
On love's gentle shore: a novel, Liz Johnson
"When Natalie O'Ryan returns to Prince Edward Island to plan her wedding, she runs into her childhood best friend—and discovers that the love she's been looking for is right where she left it"— Provided by publisher.
The Red Door Inn: a novel, Liz Johnson
Broke and desperate, Marie Carrington is hoping to find safety and sanctuary on Prince Edward Island, where she reluctantly agrees to help decorate a renovated bed-and-breakfast before it opens for prime tourist season. Seth Sloane didn't move three thousand miles to work on his uncle's B & B so he could babysit a woman with a taste for expensive antiques ; he came to help restore the old Victorian— and to forget about the fiancée who broke his heart. Can these two wounded souls find hope, healing, and perhaps a bit of romance on this beautiful island?
Where two hearts meet: a novel, Liz Johnson
"In her kitchen at the Red Door Inn, executive chef Caden Holt is calm, collected, and competent. But when her boss asks her to show off their beautiful island to impress a visiting travel writer and save the inn, Caden is forced to face a world much bigger than her kitchen—and a man who makes her wish she was beautiful"—Amazon.com.
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?
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
Outback adventure, Rebecca Johnson
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 ...
Star Wars. Ahsoka, E K Johnston
Fans have long wondered what happened to Ahsoka after she left the Jedi Order near the end of the Clone Wars, and before she re-appeared as the mysterious Rebel operative Fulcrum in Rebels. Finally, her story will begin to be told. Following her experiences with the Jedi and the devastation of Order 66, Ahsoka is unsure she can be part of a larger whole ever again. But her desire to fight the evils of the Empire and protect those who need it will lead her right to Bail Organa, and the Rebel Alliance....
1492, Mary Johnston
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...
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. When twelve-year-old Moril's father is murdered by soldiers, Moril inherits his ancient cwidder - a musical instrument with a mysterious past. As Moril and his siblings embark on a dangerous journey to escape the evil forces around them, he gradually learns how to channel the cwidder's strange and powerful magic. But is it enough to protect those he loves from the looming threat of war?
The crown of Dalemark, Diana Wynne Jones
The final book in the epic fantasy-adventure series from 'the Godmother of Fantasy', Diana Wynne Jones. Now back in print! 'Mitt arrived at the top of the steps, panting, and pushed open the door. "Oh, there you are," said the Countess. "We want you to kill someone."' Since his arrival in the North of Dalemark Mitt has become disillusioned. The North seems no more free than the Holand he fled, a fugitive accused of attempted murder. And now he is trapped by the order to kill someone he doesn't know or else risk the lives of his friends. Forced once more to flee, Mitt is joined by Moril, the quietly powerful musician, and Maewen - out of her time, but mysteriously fated to play a part in their quest. For the evil powers of the mage Kankredin are re-assembling, and only the Adon's gifts - the ring, sword and cup - can once more unite Dalemark.
Drowned Ammet, 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 Undying, the mysterious gods of Dalemark, four extraordinary young people must join forces to reunify their beloved land. After his father mysteriously goes missing Mitt joins a group of freedom fighters plotting to overthrow the tyrannical ruler of Holand. But when his assassination attempt against the earl backfires, Mitt stows away on board a ship heading out to sea. As the boat is battered by storms Mitt finds himself alone among his enemies - except for the figure of Drowned Ammet...
The Spellcoats, Diana Wynne Jones
Tanaqui discovers she has the means to conquer the evil Kankredin who threatens her own people and the Heathens who have invaded prehistoric Dalemark.
Mapping the interior, Stephen Graham Jones
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.
The scandal of it all, Sophie Jordan
What kind of woman ventures into London's most notorious pleasure club? An outsider like Graciela, the Duchess of Autenberry, snubbed time and time again by society becasue of her Spanish roots. Ela longs to take a lover for a single, wild night, and within the walls of Sodom there are gentlemen to suit every forbidden taste. If only she were not so drawn to the smoldering Lord Strickland... a dangerous man who sees beyond her mask, and could ruin her reputation with a mere whisper. Lord Strickland never permitted himself to fantasize about the sultry, off-limits lady, but then he never expected to find Ela in a place so wicked, looking for what he's only too happy to give. She may not be to the ton's taste, but she suits him perfectly. First, however, he must convince her to trust in this dangerous desire— and in the promise of forever unleashed by one wild, scandalous night.
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 only girl in the world: a memoir, Maude Julien
The Only Girl in the World is an inspiring testament to the resilience of the human spirit. Maude Julien's childhood was defined by the iron grip of her father, who was convinced his daughter was destined for great deeds. His plan began when he adopted Maude's mother and indoctrinated her with his esoteric ideals. Her mission was to give him a daughter as blonde as she was, and then to take charge of the child's education. That child was Maude, on whom her father conducted his outrageous experiment - to raise the perfect 'super-human' being.
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.
Eagles at war, Ben Kane
A Roman centurion, Lucius Tullus, prepares to take his soldiers on patrol. On the opposite side of the river, German tribes are resentful of the harsh taxes about to be imposed upon them. Suspicious that there might be unrest, Tullus knows that his men's survival will be determined not just by their training and discipline, but by his leadership. What neither Tullus nor his commander, Governor Varus, realise is that ranged against them is the charismatic chieftain and trusted ally of Rome, Arminius, who has long been plotting to drive the Romans from the tribal lands east of the Rhine. As Varus' legions prepare to leave their summer encampment, thousands of warriors directed by Arminius are massing nearby. Eager to throw off the Roman yoke, the tribesmen prepare a deadly ambush. Only the gods can save the Romans now.
Eagles in the storm, Ben Kane
AD 15. The German chieftain Arminius has been defeated, one of the lost Roman eagles recovered, and thousands of German tribesmen slain. Yet these successes aren't nearly enough for senior centurion Lucius Tullus. Not until Arminius is dead, his old legion's eagle found and the enemy tribes completely vanquished will he rest. But Arminius - devious, fearless - is burning for revenge of his own. Charismatic as ever, he raises another large tribal army, which will harry the Romans the length and breadth of the land. Soon Tullus finds himself in a cauldron of bloodshed, treachery and danger. His mission to retrieve his legion's eagle will be his most perilous yet.
Defectors, Joseph Kanon
Some secrets should never be told. Moscow, 1961: With the launch of Sputnik, the Soviet Union's international prestige is at an all-time high. And the most notorious of the defectors to the Soviet Union, former CIA agent Frank Weeks, is about to publish his memoirs. What he reveals will send shock waves through the West. Weeks' defection in the early 1950s shook Washington to its core - and forced the resignation of his brother, Simon, from the State Department. Simon, now a publisher in New York, is given the opportunity to read and publish his brother's memoir.
Leila's secret, Kooshyar Karimi
In fundamentalist Iran, new life sometimes means certain death. When Leila comes to see Doctor Karimi, both are in danger. Born in a slum to a Muslim father and a Jewish mother, Kooshyar Karimi has transformed himself into a successful doctor, an award-winning writer, and an adoring father. His could be a comfortable life but his conscience won't permit it: he is incapable of turning away the unmarried women who beg him to save their lives by ending the pregnancies that, if discovered, would see them stoned to death. One of those women is 22-year-old Leila. Leila's Secret shows us everyday life for women in a country where it can be a crime to fall in love. But for all its tragedy, this unforgettable book is paradoxically uplifting, told from the heart of Kooshyar's immense sympathy, in the hope that each of us and the stories we tell can make a difference.
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.
Gemina, Amie Kaufman
Moving to a space station at the edge of the galaxy was always going to be the death of Hanna's social life. Nobody said it might actually get her killed...The saga that began with the breakout bestseller Illuminae continues on board the space station Heimdall, where two new characters will confront the next wave of BeiTech's assault. Hanna is the station captain's pampered daughter, Nik the reluctant member of a notorious crime family. The fate of everyone on the Hypatia - and possibly in the known universe - is in their hands...But relax. They've totally got this. They hope.
The art of the start 2.0: the time-tested, battle-hardened guide for anyone starting anything, Guy Kawasaki
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. The Art of the Start 2.0 will show you how to effectively deploy all these new tools.
The long and the short of it: a guide to finance and investment for normally intelligent people who aren't in the industry, John Kay
This book provides a guide to the complexities of modern finance, both the basics of investment and the sophisticated innovations of the modern financial system. It explains how twice in the last decade - in the new economy bubble and the credit crunch - the follies of finance have threatened the stability of the world economy. It describes an environment that is complex and sophisticated, but greedy, cynical and self-interested. This book explains how to put your finances in the only hands you can confidently trust - your own.
Gone: an Alex Delaware novel, Jonathan Kellerman
Psychologist Alex Delaware and L.A.P.D. detective Milo Sturgis investigate the bizarre case of two students whose claims of abduction are revealed to be a hoax, a case that takes an odd turn when one student is found murdered and the other vanishes.
Rage, Jonathan Kellerman
Psychologist Alex Delaware is stunned when Rand Duchay, a patient whom he has been treating since his release from prison, asks for a meeting to confide a dangerous secret to him, only to turn up dead before their arranged rendezvous.
Coding., James Floyd Kelly
DKfindout! Coding explains coding clearly for children 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!
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 center 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.
Coming up for air, Miranda Kenneally
All of Maggie's focus and free time is spent swimming. She's not only striving to earn scholarships—she's training to qualify for the Olympics. It helps that her best friend, Levi, is also on the team, and cheers her on. But Levi's already earned an Olympic tryout, so Maggie feels even more pressure to succeed. And it's not until Maggie's away on a college visit that she realizes how much of the "typical" high school experience she's missed by being in the pool. No one to shy away from a challenge, Maggie decides to squeeze the most out of her senior year. First up? Making out with a guy. And Levi could be the perfect candidate. After all, they already spend a lot of time together. But as Maggie slowly starts to uncover new feelings for Levi, how much is she willing to sacrifice in the water to win at love?
San Francisco, Jeffrey Kennedy
Drawing on the same standards of accuracy as the acclaimed DK Eyewitness Travel Guides, DK Top 10 San Francisco uses exciting photography and excellent cartography to provide a reliable and useful travel companion. Dozens of Top 10 lists provide vital information on each destination, as well as insider tips, from avoiding the crowds to finding out the freebies, the DK Top 10 Guides take the work out of planning any trip.
The bone field, Simon Kernick
When the bones of a 21-year old woman who went missing without trace in Thailand in 1990, are discovered in the grounds of an old Catholic school in Buckinghamshire, an enduring mystery takes on a whole new twist. Her boyfriend at the time, and the man who reported her missing, Henry Forbes, now a middle-aged university lecturer, comes forward with his lawyer and tells DI Ray Mason of the Met's Homicide Command that he knows what happened to Kitty, and who killed her. So begins a hunt for the truth that will focus on a ruthless crime gang, a rich, dysfunctional family with a terrible past, and a highly ambitious man so cruel and ruthless that he must be brought down at any cost...
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. These are recipes that don't feel like diet food, and can be shared with friends and family. It worked for Tom and it can work for you. Give it a go! And lose weight the Dopamine Diet way.
Amina's voice, Hena Khan
A Pakistani-American Muslim girl struggles to stay true to her family's vibrant culture while simultaneously blending in at school. After her local mosque is vandalized, she is devastated. Her friend Soojin is talking about changing her name. Does Amina need to become more "American" and hide who she really is?
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.
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.
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.
Star wars. Death Star battle, Trey King
Luke Skywalker and the rest of the Rebels rush to destroy the Empire's greatest weapon—the planet-destroying Death Star.
Even now, Karen Kingsbury
Sometimes hope for the future is found in the ashes of yesterday. Shane Galanter—a man ready to put down roots after years of searching. But is he making the right choice? Or is there a woman somewhere who even now remembers—as does he—those long-ago days ... and a love that hasn't faded with time? Lauren Gibbs—-a successful international war correspondent who gave up on happily-ever-after years ago—-when it was ripped away from her. Since then, she's never looked back.
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. Whether you're meeting the Baxter family for the first time or finding them all over again, Love Story will stir your heart and remind you of the generational impact of love and the eternal bond of family"— Provided by publisher.
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. Applying her savvy marketing smarts, Katie masterminds a glamorous upscale resort. But when Demeter shows up unnannounced, with Alex not far behind, Katie is forced to rethink her revenge fantasies and her assumptions about family, love, and office politics and realize how much she may have misjudged everyone—and everything—around her"— Provided by publisher.
The courage to be disliked: the Japanese phenomenon that shows you how to free yourself, change your life and achieve real happiness, Ichiro Kishimi
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.
Rich dad's guide to becoming rich without cutting up your credit cards, Robert T Kiyosaki
Rich dad's increase your financial IQ: getting richer by getting smarter, Robert T Kiyosaki
Emphasizes the importance of financial intelligence to good money management and describes how to improve financial information and increase, protect, budget, and leverage money.
The stars in our eyes: the famous, the infamous, and why we care way too much about them, Julie Klam
Celebrity fascinates and enrages us. We are simultaneously drawn to it and annoyed by the growing impact it has on our lives. From popular culture to sports to politics, the rise of celebrities and our growing appetite for them has become a near-obsession. Love them or hate them, celebrities and celebrity are everywhere. In The Stars in Our Eyes, bestselling author Julie Klam explores the many facets of celebrity: what it is, why it attracts us, and why that matters. What she learns is enlightening and alarming, eye-opening and entertaining.
Summer unscripted, Jen (Author at SheKnowscom) 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"— Provided by publisher.
"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.
That girl from nowhere, Dorothy Koomson
Clemency Smittson was adopted as a baby and the only connection she has to her birth mother is a cardboard box hand-decorated with butterflies. Now an adult, Clem decides to make a drastic life change and move to Brighton, where she was born. Clem has no idea that while there she'll meet someone who knows all about her butterfly box and what happened to her birth parents. As the tangled truths about her adoption and childhood start to unravel, a series of shocking events cause Clem to reassess whether the price of having contact with her birth family could be too high to pay.
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.
Mindfulness for mums & dads: proven strategies for calming down and connecting., Diana Korevaar
The illustrated handbook that will save your sanity.
Stealing fire: how Silicon Valley, the Navy SEALs, and maverick scientists are revolutionizing the way we live and work, Steven Kotler
It's the biggest revolution you've never heard of, and it's hiding in plain sight. Over the past decade, Silicon Valley executives like Eric Schmidt and Elon Musk, Special Operators like the Navy SEALs and the Green Berets, and maverick scientists like Sasha Shulgin and Amy Cuddy have turned everything we thought we knew about high performance upside down. Instead of grit, better habits, or 10,000 hours, these trailblazers have found a surprising short cut. They're harnessing rare and controversial states of consciousness to solve critical challenges and outperform the competition.
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.
A little piece of ground, Elizabeth Laird
During the Israeli occupation of Ramallah in the West Bank of Palestine, twelve-year-old Karim and his friends create a secret place for themselves where they can momentarily forget the horrors of war.
After Anna, Alex Lake
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.
Unto the skies: a biography of Amy Johnson, K A Lalani
"This is an extensive, fully-researched biography of Amy Johnson, Britain's most famous aviatrix. Unto the Skies takes readers from the early days of her childhood and adolescence in Hull, through to her estrangement from her family in London, to the point where her love of flying led to the fame she later, albeit reluctantly, gained after her epic 1930 Australia flight. The story of Amy's death is still surrounded by mystery, after she crashed into the Thames estuary and was drowned; her body was never recovered. Her story still serves as an inspiration to many, being Britain's first qualified woman ground engineer - despite being told she would never be a flier - and completing her world-famous solo flight at the age of 26, before other setting other records. The story of her life will be widely enjoyed."—Publisher description.
The daybreakers, Louis L'Amour
Tyrel Sackett was born to trouble, but vowed to justice. After having to kill a man in Tennessee, he hit the trail west with his brother Orrin. Those were the years when decent men and women lived in fear of Indians, rustlers, and killers, but the Sackett brothers worked to make the West a place where people could raise their children in peace. Orrin brought law and order from Santa Fe to Montana, and his brother Tye backed him up every step of the way. Till the day the job was done, Tye Sackett was the fastest gun alive.
Jubal Sackett, Louis L'Amour
Wilderness explorer Jubal Sackett was the son of Barnabas Sackett, the first of that line to come to the New World. Jubal feared no man, nor did he back away from any challenge. His determination to blaze new trails took him across the vast savage North American continent where no white man had been before. Living and fighting among the Indian tribes, Jubal Sackett's urge to explore drove him westward, and when a Natchez priest asks him to undertake a nearly impossible quest, Sackett ventures into the endless grassy plains the Indians call the Far Seeing Lands. He seeks a Natchez exploration party and its leader, Itchakomi. It is she who will rule her people when their aging chief dies, but first she must vanquish her rival, the arrogant warrior Kapata. Sackett's quest will bring him danger from an implacable enemy ... and show him a life—and a woman—worth dying for.
Lando, Louis L'Amour
For six long years Orlando Sackett survived the horrors of a brutal Mexican prison. He survived by using his skills as a boxer and by making three vows. The first was to exact revenge on the hired killers who framed him. The second was to return to his father. And the third was to find Gin Locklear. But the world has changed a lot since Lando left it. His father is missing. The woman he loves is married. And the killers want him dead. Hardened physically and emotionally, Lando must begin an epic journey to resolve his past, even if it costs him his life.
Mojave crossing, Louis L'Amour
In Mojave Crossing, Louis L'Amour takes William Tell Sackett on a treacherous passage from the Arizona goldfields to the booming town of Los Angeles. Tell Sackett was no ladies' man, but he could spot trouble easily enough. And Dorinda Robiseau was the kind of trouble he wanted to avoid at any time—even more so when he had thirty pounds of gold in his saddlebags and a long way to travel. But when she begged him for safe passage to Los Angeles, Sackett reluctantly agreed. Now he's on a perilous journey through the most brutal desert on the continent, traveling with a companion he doesn't trust ... and headed for a confrontation with a deadly gunman who also bears the name of Sackett. From the Paperback edition.
Ride the river, Louis L'Amour
The Sackett brand, Louis L'Amour
Tell Sackett and his bride Ange came to Arizona to build a home and start a family. But on Black Mesa something goes terribly wrong. Tell is ambushed and badly injured. When he finally manages to drag himself back to where he left Ange, she is gone. Desperate, cold, hungry, and with nothing to defend himself, Tell is stalked like a wounded animal. Hiding from his attackers, his rage and frustration mount as he tries to figure out who the men are, why they are trying to kill him, and what has happened to his wife. Discovering the truth will be risky. And when he finally does, it will be their turn to run.
The warrior's path, Louis L'Amour
Rival Indian tribes are threatening war and ruthless white men, hoping to exploit the tensions, kidnap a settler's beautiful daughter. Kin and Yance Sackett journey along the Warrior's Path to rescue the girl from her captors.
Conquering shame and codependency: 8 steps to freeing the true you, Darlene Lancer
A nationally recognized author and codependency expert examines the roots of shame and its connection with codependent relationships. Learn how to heal from their destructive hold by implementing eight steps that will empower the real you, and lead to healthier relationships. Shame. The torment you feel when you're exposed, humiliated, or rejected. The feeling of not being good enough. It's a deeply painful, universal emotion, yet is not frequently discussed. For some, shame lurks in the unconscious, undermining self-esteem and destroying confidence, leading to codependency on others.
Desolation, Derek Landy
Reeling from their bloody encounter in New York City, Amber and Milo flee north. On their trail are the Hounds of Hell - five demonic bikers who will stop at nothing to drag their quarries back to their unholy master. Amber and Milo's only hope lies within Desolation Hill - a small town with a big secret; a town with a darkness to it, where evil seeps through the very floorboards. Until, on one night every year, it spills over onto the streets and all hell breaks loose. And that night is coming.
Resurrection, Derek Landy
The skeleton detective is coming back to life... again! It's the tenth, triumphant novel in the Skulduggery Pleasant series, and it will rearrange your world. Skulduggery and Valkyrie are back in the tenth instalment in the bestselling Skulduggery Pleasant series - an incredible and unexpected treat for the legions of fans around the world. We can't say much but we can say this: Skulduggery and Valkyrie are going to team up with beloved characters from the first 9 books as well as an all-new cast, including new teen co-star Omen Darkly, for an adventure that takes the story to truly global proportions... while answering questions that go right back to the beginning.
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.
Movie night murder: a Merry Wrath mystery, Leslie Langtry
Merry Wrath has seen dangers galore in her former job as a CIA field agent. But nothing has prepared her for this—an overnight Mommy and Me lock-in with her Girl Scout troop, complete with movies, dodgeball, four cats, a baby...and a dead body. When the mysterious corpse's identity is revealed, Merry and her former handler, Riley, realize they might have a domestic terrorist situation on their hands...one that needs diffused quickly before any more dead bodies appear. Merry once again calls on her former professional skills to track down a killer. Between a new, hottie female medical examiner—who seems a bit too interested in Merry's boyfriend, Rex—the demanding President of the United States, the world's 2nd largest snail collection, and an incident with pink hair dye, Merry has her work cut out for her. Can she stop an attack before it begins? Or will this be one Movie Night without a happy ending?
Mud run murder, Leslie Langtry
Ex-CIA Agent turned small town Girl Scout leader, Merry Wrath, thinks she has her hands full getting her troop ready for the Mud Run out at scout camp. But a trip to the movies, where she sees her whole career played out on the big screen, turns her world from little girls to great big lies. Turns out her former handler, Riley, is hiding something and the Agency is on the warpath, thinking Merry has leaked classified intel. From a bizarre organization called Coats for Cats to redecorating her guest room with bullet holes, her life is turning into a Merry-go-round of misdirection, miscreants and misdemeanours. Can she clear her name, or will the Mud Run turn into a run for her life?
Sex, lies, & family vacations, Leslie Langtry
Laura Smith is the mom of two adorable children, the wife of a successful businessman...and the unappreciated shadow of the woman she once was. Somehow, her family never seems to notice that the laundry gets done, the house is picked up, dinner mysteriously appears on the table, and then cleans up after itself. Instead of being her children's idol and her husband's lover, she's become a funny little footnote in her own life. That is until she takes her children on vacation to Disneyworld in sunny Florida, where she just happens to end up in a hotel room right next to her college flame, Alan James. Old passions ignite and new excitement sparks as Laura and Alan bring new meaning to "The Most Magical Place on Earth." But when Laura and Alan's spouses unexpectedly show up in Florida, a comedy of errors ensues, and only one thing is for certain: Laura's life will never be the same again.
Ukulele deadly, Leslie Langtry
Ukulele player Nani Johnson is just starting to put the past behind her and settle in on Kauai with her loveable but crazy Mom, her hot new boyfriend, and regular gigs at both the Blue Hawaii Wedding Chapel and the Aloha Lagoon Resort. But unfortunately her island life proves anything but relaxing when a dead man shows up carrying an ID that says he's from Nani's hometown. Now it looks like Nani and her mother are the main suspects.Things go from bad to bleak in paradise as Nani's mom starts acting even odder than usual, there's a mutiny involving snakes at the Blue Hawaii Wedding Chapel, and more bodies inconveniently pop up near Nani. Can Nani stay out of jail long enough to unmask the real killer...or will the police pin it all on her?
Ukulele murder: an Aloha Lagoon mystery, Leslie Langtry
Nani Johnson thought she had it made when she moved from Kansas to the resort town of Aloha Lagoon, Kauai. In spite of her certifiably crazy mom, Nani is determined that nothing will stop her from becoming a ukulele virtuoso! Unfortunately her Julliard training doesn't help her break into the local music scene due to some heavy competition from the Terrible Trio—three hostile, local musicians. The only work she finds is a few bar mitzvahs and gigs at the kitschy Blue Hawaii Wedding Chapel. But when one of Nani's competitors drops dead right after a public feud, Nani becomes the police's main suspect. A missing murder weapon, mysterious threats, and a heck of a frame-up job all have Nani worrying she'll be trading in her flowery muumuus for prison orange. Enter hunky local botanist Nick Woodfield, who just might be able to help her clear her name...that is if he doesn't have secrets of his own. With the bodies stacking up, the danger closing in, and the authorities circling, Nani must track down a killer...before she ends up the latest victim of the Ukulele Murderer!
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. Take your pick of lively Turkish breakfasts; linger over delectable little plates of meze; try your hand at making breads and kebabs sold from the city's food carts, and master the art of making sweets such as baklava, helva and, of course, the unctuous Turkish delight.With maps highlighting some of the author's favourite food destinations, and profiles on some of the city's proprietors and chefs, let Istanbul Cult Recipes envelop you in its passion for Turkish food.
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.
Calling the gods, Jack Lasenby
Thrown hard on the bottom boards, I stared up at distorted mouths, faces so red I could feel their heat. They stank of rage and of something else; several frothed at the mouth; their howls drowned the clatter and shriek of gulls swerving and tilting above the mast. Banishment is the cruellest punishment, and Selene is being driven out unjustly by her own people. Set in a New Zealand both recognisable and strangely different, CALLING THE GODS is a novel for older readers, a story of violence, love, and courage, of leadership and betrayal, of the extraordinary human ability to adapt and survive, a tale of a young woman's heroic persistence against impossible odds. Ages: 13+
The haystack, Jack Lasenby
A vintage Jack Lasenby tale set in Waharoa, the same town and Depression years as the setting for Old Drumble, and featuring some of the same characters. This time the protagonist is Maggie, a young girl being raised by her widowed father, with the help of the whole village. It's the 1930s Depression, and Maggie's growing up without a mother in the little Waikato dairying township of Waharoa. Maggie has to make do with her father's friends, neighbours, and an old biddy who should know better but can't help herself. Maggie torments the boy down the road, sets fire to the dunny, helps with half the district to build a haystack, and sees the tragedy of unemployment. Along the way, Maggie makes new friends, and receives kindness and help in learning what a girl needs to know. Suggested level: primary, intermediate.
He'll be OK: growing gorgeous boys into good men, Celia Lashlie
How do you raise boys to men in a world where trouble beckons at every turn? How do you make sure they learn the 'right' lessons, stay out of danger, find a path to follow? How do you ensure they'll be OK? Author Celia Lashlie has some of the answers. After years working in the prison service, she knows what can happen when boys make the wrong choices. She also knows what it's like to be a parent - she raised a son on her own and feared for his survival. As a crucial part of the NZ Good Man Project, she talked to 180 classes of boys throughout the country. Her insights into what boys need - and what parents can do to help them - are ground-breaking. In this honest, no-nonsense and best-selling book, Celia Lashlie reveals what goes on inside the world of boys, and that it is an entirely different world from that of girls. With clarity and insight, she offers parents - especially mothers - practical and reassuring advice on raising their boys to become good, loving, articulate men.
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.
Fire prophet, Jerel Law
When the powers of the Evil One threaten to destroy eighth-grader Jonah and the other humans who are one-quarter angel, Jonah is led by a series of visions to find the one person who is meant to call upon God's faithfulness and save them—a prophet of Elohim.
Shadow chaser, Jerel Law
"Jonah's story comes to resemble a modern-day Job as he's faced with trials that affect his health, strength, relationships, and most-prized possessions. As he and the other quarterlings prepare for mid-term exams, their powers are tested once again in the most fierce battle against Abaddon's forces yet. Will Jonah's faith in Elohim continue to persevere as he fights Abaddon in his hardest battle yet?"— Provided by publisher.
Spirit fighter, Jerel Law
Seventh-grader Jonah Stone discovers that he is one-quarter angel—his mother is the daughter of a human and a fallen angel—and when she is kidnapped, Jonah and his sister Eliza must try to rescue her, with the help of prayers and a guardian angel.
Truth runner, Jerel Law
Having left Angel School and moved back to his home town to start high school as a "normal" person, Jonah sees the Fallen attacking his friends without their knowledge and must decide whether to continue forging his own path or remember who he really is, turn back to Elohim, and help.
Rodent, Lisa J (Lisa Joy) Lawrence
Isabelle looks after her younger siblings because their mother is often drunk or absent. School is a nightmare, but one teacher seems to understand that Isabelle has talent to spare.
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.
Riptide., John Lawton
Spring 1941: After ten years spying for the Americans, Wolfgang Stahl disappears during a Berlin air raid. The Germans think he's dead. The British know he's not. But where is he? MI6 convince US Intelligence that Stahl will head for London, and so Captain Cal Cormack, a shy American 'aristocrat', is teamed with Chief Inspector Stilton of Stepney, fat, fifty, and convivial, and between them they scour London, a city awash with spivs and refugees. But then things start to go terribly wrong and, ditched by MI6 and disowned by his embassy, Cal is introduced to his one last hope - Sergeant Troy of Scotland Yard.
Fletcher of the Bounty, Graeme Lay
The story of Fletcher Christian, sailor, adventurer and mutineer of the HMS Bounty. From New Zealand's master historical novelist comes an enthralling maritime saga of the most notorious and far-reaching rebellion in naval history, and the relationship between Englishman Fletcher Christian and Isabella, his Tahitian lover.On 28 April 1789 Fletcher and his followers take control of HMAV Bounty and set commander William Bligh adrift in the ship's launch. What follows is a story brimming with conflict as Fletcher, his fellow-mutineers and their Tahitian women seek sanctuary from the wrath of the Royal Navy, then attempt to build a new society on remote Pitcairn Island.But their attempts are doomed, as envy, lust and racism destroy the Utopia that Fletcher and Isabella dreamed of. This is historical fiction at its finest.
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.
A book of nonsense, Edward Lear
Book of nonsense, Edward Lear
The blonde lady: being a record of the duel of wits between Arsène Lupin and the English detective, Maurice Leblanc
This volume contains two adventures which pit the gentleman thief Arsène 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.
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 day my father became a bush, Joke van Leeuwen
Before he becomes a bush, Toda's father is a pastry chef. He gets up at the crack of dawn to bake twenty different sorts of pastries and three kinds of cake. Until, one day, everything changes. Fighting breaks out in the south and Toda's father has to go there to defend his country. Luckily he has a manual called 'What every soldier needs to know'. This tells him how to hide from the enemy by using branches and leaves to disguise himself as a bush. Toda remains in the city with her grandmother but even there it's no longer safe. She is sent to stay with her mother who lives across the border. Toda's journey is full of adventure and danger. But she doesn't give up. She has to find her mother.
Iceland, David Leffman
Drawing on the same standards of accuracy as the acclaimed DK Eyewitness Travel Guides, The DK Top 10 Iceland uses exciting photography and excellent cartography to provide a reliable and useful travel guide in epub format. Dozens of Top 10 lists provide vital information on each destination, as well as insider tips, from avoiding the crowds to finding out the freebies, The DK Top 10 Guides take the work out of planning any trip.
The Chinese classics. Volume 1, Confucian analects, James Legge
Earthly remains, Donna Leon
Donna Leon bestselling mystery novels have won a multitude of fans for their insider's portrayal of Venice. From family meals to vaporetti rides, the details and rhythms of everyday life are an integral part of this beloved series. But so are the never-ending influx of tourists and the suffocating corruption. Through it all, Leon's Commissario Guido Brunetti, a good man who loves his family and his city, has been an enduring figure, but in Earthly Remains, Brunetti's endurance is tested more than ever before. During an interrogation, Brunetti acts rashly, doing something he quickly comes to regret, and in the fallout, he realizes that he needs a break. Now, Brunetti feels compelled to investigate, to set aside his leave of absence and understand what happened to the man who had become his friend.
Venetian curiosities, Donna Leon
In a city as ancient as Venice, myths and legends passed down from generation to generation record more than just love or murder. They are the storehouse of a city's mores, emblems of its identity. In Venetian Curiosities, acclaimed novelist Donna Leon recounts some of Venice's most intriguing tales: an elephant brought in for Carnival wreaks havoc upon the city before seeking refuge in a church, the city employs prostitutes in an attempt to prevent homosexuality, innocent men are mistakenly condemned to death, a gambler bets the family palazzo. In an introduction and seven essays, Leon offers enchanting details and astute insights into Venetian customs of the past and present. With the splendid music, the delightful images, and the perceptive, amusing words of Donna Leon, Venetian Curiosities is a harmonious exploration of one of the world's most beloved cities.
The key: an original novella, Peter Lerangis
Discover the history behind the mystery of the Seven Wonders. Follow the tale of Aliyah and Osman, twin treasure hunters pressed into a life of crime. For them, every day is another desperate death-defying adventure until they stumble upon the key that may lead to the greatest treasure ever. But to take home this magical orb, they must first battle their way out of the Tomb of Shadows.
The legend of the rift, Peter Lerangis
King Uhla'ar has kidnapped Aly and dragged her back through a rift in time. A giant, merciless behemoth guards the opening, and so Jack McKinley and his friends realize that rescuing Aly will be harder than they thought. Their only hope is to rush to the last of the Ancient Wonders and find the rest of the lost Loculi. This mission takes them to the Temple of Artemis to fend off a mighty army before heading off to the Lighthouse of Alexandria where they wind up in the belly of a beast. But before all is said and done, they must return to where it all began, to Atlantis, to save Aly, themselves, and the world.
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.
You know me well, David Levithan
Who knows you well? Your best friend? Your boyfriend or girlfriend? A stranger you meet on a crazy night? No one, really? Mark and Kate have sat next to each other for an entire year, but have never spoken. For whatever reason, their paths outside of class have never crossed. That is until Kate spots Mark miles away from home, out in the city for a wild, unexpected night. Kate is lost, having just run away from a chance to finally meet the girl she has been in love with from afar. Mark, meanwhile, is in love with his best friend Ryan, who may or may not feel the same way. When Kate and Mark meet up, little do they know how important they will become to each other and how, in a very short time, they will know each other better than any of the people who are supposed to know them more.
The organized mind: thinking straight in the age of information overload, Daniel J Levitin
The information age is drowning us with an unprecedented deluge of data. At the same time, we're expected to make more — and faster — decisions about our lives than ever before. No wonder, then, that the average American reports frequently losing car keys or reading glasses, missing appointments, and feeling worn out by the effort required just to keep up. But somehow some people become quite accomplished at managing information flow. In The Organized Mind, Daniel J. Levitin, PhD, uses the latest brain science to demonstrate how those people excel — and how readers can use their methods to regain a sense of mastery over the way they organize their homes, workplaces, and time.
The undoing project: a friendship that changed the world, Michael (Michael M) Lewis
Forty years ago, Israeli psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky wrote a series of breathtakingly original studies undoing our assumptions about the decision-making process. Their papers showed the ways in which the human mind erred, systematically, when forced to make judgments in uncertain situations. Their work created the field of behavioral economics, revolutionized Big Data studies, advanced evidence-based medicine, led to a new approach to government regulation, and made much of Michael Lewis's own work possible.
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.
The five daughters of the moon, Leena Likitalo
The Crescent Empire teeters on the edge of a revolution, and the Five Daughters of the Moon are the ones to determine its future. Alina, six, fears Gagargi Prataslav and his Great Thinking Machine. The gagargi claims that the machine can predict the future, but at a cost that no one seems to want to know. Merile, eleven, cares only for her dogs, but she smells that something is afoul with the gagargi. By chance, she learns that the machine devours human souls for fuel, and yet no one believes her claim.
Easy healthy meals, Nadia Lim
Ten easy to prepare and healthy meals for the home cook in a hurry. Former Masterchef winner and dietician Nadia Lim has hand-picked 10 of her easiest, healthiest, tastiest meals to enjoy around the family table. This is a go-to collection of everday meals, all with Nadia's trademark nutritional analysis and famous big-flavour.
Bodyguard, Jessica Linden
Abbie Whitmore is good at her job. She knows how to protect people, and she's always right - until Congressman Jonathan Lassiter comes along. The presidential hopeful refuses to believe that his politics have put him in danger, yet Abbie's determined to keep him safe. But how can she protect him while she's guarding her heart?
The Outrun, Amy Liptrot
When Amy Liptrot returns to Orkney after more than a decade away, she is drawn back to the Outrun on the sheep farm where she grew up. Approaching the land that was once home, memories of her childhood merge with the recent events that have set her on this journey. Amy was shaped by the cycle of the seasons, birth and death on the farm, and her father's mental illness, which were as much a part of her childhood as the wild, carefree existence on Orkney. But as she grew up, she longed to leave this remote life. She moved to London and found herself in a hedonistic cycle. Unable to control her drinking, alcohol gradually took over. Now thirty, she finds herself washed up back home on Orkney, standing unstable at the cliff edge, trying to come to terms with what happened to her in London.
After Everest: inside the private world of Edmund Hillary, Paul Little
Edmund Hillary is a towering figure among adventurers. His conquest of Everest and his dedication to the welfare of the Nepalese people is well known. While much has been written about what Sir Edmund Hillary did, 'Ed', the man behind the legend, is less well known in large part because he controlled how his story was told. The years leading up to Everest and the other great adventures are remarkable enough, but it is the drama of Ed's later years that throws light onto the world of the private man: the death of his wife and daughter in an air crash, his remarriage to the widow of an old friend, and, finally, the falling out, after his own death, of family members and those in his inner circle. This is the story of the man behind the legend.
Pete the cat and his four groovy buttons, Eric Litwin
Pete the cat loves the buttons on his shirt so much that he makes up a song about them, and even as the buttons pop off, one by one, he still finds a reason to sing.
Rocking in my school shoes, Eric Litwin
Pete the cat wears his school shoes when visiting the library, the lunchroom, the playground, and more while singing his special song.
The war on women: and the brave ones who fight back, Sue Lloyd-Roberts
Sue Lloyd-Roberts joined ITN in 1973 as a news trainee, she went on to become the UK's first female video-journalist, reporting alone from the bleak outposts of the former Soviet Union and China. With a 30-year-long career in human-rights journalism, she has travelled the globe and witnessed the worst atrocities inflicted on women. Observing first-hand the war on the female race, she's experienced and interacted with the brave ones who fight back. This is a breath-taking and visceral narrative, interweaving the real-life experiences of the heroines combating gross inequality.
A canoe in the mist, Elsie Locke
Retells the traumatic events surrounding the 1886 eruption of Mt Tarawera through the eyes of two young school girls. Lillian lives with her mother at Te Wairoa, the village where tourists come to see the pink and white terraces, across Lake Rotomahana. But these are worrying times, the old tohunga has been prophesying doom and disaster, as a mysterious waka wairua, or ghost canoe, appears on the lake. Suggested level: primary, intermediate.
Post mortem., Kate London
A long-serving beat cop in the Met and a teenage girl fall to their deaths from a tower block in London's East End. Left alive on the roof are a five year old boy and rookie police officer Lizzie Griffiths. Within hours, Lizzie Griffiths has disappeared, and DPS officer Sarah Collins sets out to uncover the truth around the grisly deaths, in an investigation which takes her into the dark heart of policing in London. Grounded in the terrifying realities of policing a city where the affluent middle-classes live cheek-by-jowl with the poorest immigrants, this is a complex, intelligent, thrilling crime novel by an author who has walked the beat.
Death message, Kate London
October 1987: the morning after the Great Storm. Fifteen-year-old Tania Mills walks out her front door and disappears. Twenty-seven years later her mother still prays for her return. DS Sarah Collins in the Met's Homicide Command is determined to find out what happened, but is soon pulled into a shocking new case and must once again work with a troubled young police officer from her past, Lizzie Griffiths. PC Lizzie Griffiths, now a training detective, is working in the Domestic Violence Unit, known by cops as the 'murder prevention squad'. Called to an incident of domestic violence, she encounters a vicious, volatile man - and a woman too frightened to ask for help. Soon Lizzie finds herself drawn into the centre of the investigation as she fights to protect a mother and daughter in peril. As both cases unfold, Sarah and Lizzie must survive the dangerous territory where love and violence meet.
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 café 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.
The names they gave us, Emery Lord
Lucy Hansson was ready for a perfect summer with her boyfriend, working at her childhood Bible camp on the lake and spending quality time with her parents. But when her mom's cancer reappears, Lucy falters—in her faith and in her ability to cope. When her boyfriend "pauses" their relationship and her summer job switches to a different camp—one for troubled kids—Lucy isn't sure how much more she can handle. Attempting to accept a new normal, Lucy slowly regains footing among her vibrant, diverse coworkers, Sundays with her mom, and a crush on a fellow counselor. But when long-hidden family secrets emerge, can Lucy set aside her problems and discover what grace really means? Emotionally-charged and unforgettable, Emery Lord's storytelling shines with the promise of new love and true friendship, even in the face of life's biggest challenges.
Just another viscount in love: a Season's original novella, Vivienne Lorret
As the toast of the ton, Samuel Wortham, Viscount Ellery, should have no trouble finding a wife. Yet each lady he pursues ends up married to another. As a last hope, Sam plans a house party, intending to choose a bride from one of his guests. But when he encounters a raven-haired beauty by his estate's pond, he's captivated by her charm and desperate to see her again.A quiet trip to the country is just what Gemma Desmond needs to take her mind off marriage. After all, as the daughter of a notorious criminal, her prospects seem quite grim. The last thing she expects is a chance meeting with a handsome lord and an invitation to his lavish house party. Ellery is everything she hoped for in a husband. But can she ever escape the stigma of her father's misdeeds?
The princess saves herself in this one, Amanda Lovelace
From Amanda Lovelace, a poetry collection in four parts: the princess, the damsel, the queen, and you. The first three sections piece together the life of the author while the final section serves as a note to the reader. This moving book explores love, loss, grief, healing, empowerment, and inspiration.
"I do" ... take two!, Merline Lovelace
Her perfect Roman holiday. A Roman reunion isn't on Kate Westbrook's itinerary when she arrives in Italy. After all, she's flying solo on the vacation she'd hoped to share with her soon-to-be-ex. But when Kate tosses a coin into the Trevi Fountain, her deepest wish—a second chance with her gorgeous pilot husband—might come true...Travis knows his dangerous missions broke up his marriage, but he's determined to win back his wife. How can Kate resist magic and moonlight of Venice, followed by a passionate interlude in a sun-drenched Tuscan villa? Now, instead of dodging missiles, Travis faces a far more daunting challenge: proving to the woman he adores that their love is as enduring as the Eternal City itself.
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.
The crossroads of should and must: find and follow your passion, Elle Luna
Who hasn't asked the question "How can I find and follow my true calling?" Elle Luna frames this moment as "standing at the crossroads of Should and Must." "Should" is what we feel we ought to be doing, or what is expected of us. "Must" is the thing we dream of doing, our heart's desire. And it was her own personal journey that inspired Elle Luna to write a brief online manifesto that, in a few short months, has touched hundreds of thousands of people who've read it or heard Elle speak on the topic. Now Ms. Luna expands her ideas into an inspirational, highly visual gift book for every recent graduate, every artist, every seeker, every career changer.
Last snow, Eric Van Lustbader
Jack McClure, Special Advisor and closest friend to the new President of the United States, takes on a personal mission along with his official one: keeping safe from harm his two incompatible companions— Annika Dementieva, a rogue Russian FSB agent, and Alli Carson, the President's daughter— and finding the people responsible for murdering an American senator who was supposedly on a political trip to the Ukraine.
Dolci di love, Sarah-Kate Lynch
A delightful new cover and format for this engaging examination of marriage, family and forgiveness. Because we all deserve a second chance at dolce di love. The tuscan town of Montevedova is famous for its rolling green hills, long lazy lunches and delectable cantucci biscuits. But Manhattan workaholic Lily turner is not interested in any of that. She's only there to find her cheating husband. What Lily doesn't know, however, is that beneath the cobbled lanes of this charming hilltop village, an underground network of ancient widows is working tirelessly on finding her a happy ending - whether she wants it or not. then a mischievous six-year-old girl, full of the joys of baking, skips into Lily's world - igniting the demons of her past ... and the promise of the future
The cabaret of plants: botany and the imagination, Richard Mabey
In Richard Mabey's characteristically lyrical and informative tone, The Cabaret of Plants explores plant species which have challenged our imaginations, awoken that cliched but real human emotion of wonder, and upturned our ideas about history, science, beauty and belief. Picked from every walk of life, they encompass crops, weeds, medicines, religious gathering-places and a water lily named after a queen. Beginning with pagan cults and creation myths, the cultural significance of plants has burst upwards, sprouting into forms as diverse as the panacea (the cure-all plant ginseng, a single root of which can cost up to $10,000), Newton's apple, the African 'vegetable elephant' or boabab, whose swollen trunks store thousands of litres of water and the mystical, night-flowering Amazonian cactus, the moonflower. From Ice Age artists, to the Romantic poets, via colonialism and the nineteenth century botanical mania of empire, Mabey concludes his magnum opus with the latest revelations of possible 'plant intelligence' in this extraordinary collection of encounters between plants and people.
All things made new: writings on the Reformation, Diarmaid MacCulloch
The most profound characteristic of Western Europe in the Middle Ages was its cultural and religious unity, a unity secured by a common alignment with the Pope in Rome, and a common language - Latin - for worship and scholarship. The Reformation shattered that unity, and the consequences are still with us today. In All Things Made New, Diarmaid MacCulloch, author of the New York Times bestseller Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years, examines not only the Reformation's impact across Europe, but also the Catholic Counter-Reformation and the special evolution of religion in England, revealing how one of the most turbulent, bloody, and transformational events in Western history has shaped modern society.
A history of Christianity: the first three thousand years, Diarmaid MacCulloch
We live in a time of tremendous religious awareness, when both believers and non-believers are deeply engaged by questions of religion and tradition. This ambitious book ranges back to the origins of the Hebrew Bible and covers the world, following the three main strands of the Christian faith, to teach modern readers how Jesus' message spread and how the New Testament was formed. We follow the Christian story to all corners of the globe, filling in often neglected accounts of conversions and confrontations in Africa and Asia. And we discover the roots of the faith that galvanized America, charting the rise of the evangelical movement from its origins in Germany and England. We meet monks and crusaders, heretics and saints, slave traders and abolitionists, and discover Christianity's essential role in driving the Enlightenment and the Age of Exploration, and shaping the course of World Wars I and II.
Reformation: Europe's house divided, 1490-1700, Diarmaid MacCulloch
"Diarmaid MacCulloch describes the changing late medieval world into which Luther, Calvin and the other reformers erupted. He proposes an original understanding of the often confusing origins of the exceptionally violent disagreements that divided men and women of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries - disagreements for which they were prepared to kill and be killed. He examines the personalities of the leading Reformers and their opponents and the mix of ideas, prejudices and accidents that shaped the various versions of Protestantism and Catholicism."
Silence: a Christian history, Diarmaid MacCulloch
Unravels polyphony of silences from the history of Christianity and beyond. The author considers the mixed attitudes of Judaism to silence, Jewish and Christian borrowings from Greek explorations of the divine, and the silences which were a feature of Jesus's brief ministry and witness.
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.
Cinnamon skin, John D (John Dann) MacDonald
In the Florida Keys, a houseboat explodes in a giant white flash, instantly killing those on board. The boat belonged to Travis McGee's friend Meyer. But it's not Meyer who's dead - he'd lent it to his just-married niece, Norma, and her husband, hoping to give them the perfect honeymoon. When a group of Colombian terrorists take responsibility for the brutal act, Meyer and McGee travel to Mexico to seek justice. And Meyer, normally content in McGee's shadow, is determined to avenge the one family member he had left... or die trying.
Darker than amber , John D (John Dann) MacDonald
Travis McGee and his friend are on a fishing trip when they witness a woman being tossed from a bridge into the open sea. Travis rescues her, but Evangeline is clearly no ordinary victim. Behind her darker-than-amber eyes is a seductive woman with her own agenda. Now that he's saved her, Travis wants to help Evangeline make a new life. But to do so he must confront a gang of murderers so terrifying they make his blood run cold...
The dreadful lemon sky, John D (John Dann) MacDonald
Around four in the morning, Travis McGee is jarred awake by a ghost from his past: an old flame who needs a place to stash a package full of cash. He agrees to help. Two weeks later she's dead. Left with a hundred grand and a nagging conscience, Travis goes to a seedy little town to look into Carrie's previous life. But what Travis finds only pushes him further into the corrupt world she was trying to escape ...
Dress her in indigo, John D (John Dann) MacDonald
Travis McGee could never deny his old friend Meyer anything. So before he can even say please, Travis has agreed to accompany him to Mexico to look into the mysterious last months of the daughter of a rich friend. Expecting to find out that the young woman had fallen in with the usual misfits and rebels, what they actually discover is stranger, and far more deadly. The deeper Travis digs, the less accidental the death starts to seem...
The empty copper sea, John D (John Dann) MacDonald
As a boat captain, Van Harder's reputation is his most valuable possession. But his wealthy employer has gone missing, presumed dead, and people are pointing the finger. They say he was drunk at the helm when his employer went overboard. But Harder insists he doesn't drink ... at least, not any more. And he wants his reputation back. But who would believe him? To help him, Travis McGee must do the impossible: prove that a dead man is actually alive ...
Free fall in crimson, John D (John Dann) MacDonald
Ellis Esterland was rich, mean, and slowly succumbing to cancer - until someone hastened the inevitable by beating him to death. His son wants Travis McGee to find out who killed his estranged father. The 'why' seems obvious: his hotly contested, multimillion-dollar estate. McGee's quest takes him from Hollywood to the Midwest, from prostitution rings to drug deals gone wrong. In the haze of violence surrounding him, McGee is in danger of losing himself. But one thing remains crystal clear: he is on the trail of a killer conjured from his worst nightmares.
The girl in the plain brown wrapper, John D (John Dann) MacDonald
When Travis McGee enters the prosperous town of Fort Courtney he quickly realises that something's not quite right. Here to rescue the suicidal daughter of a deceased friend, Travis is shocked by the string of murders and suicides that is taking over the town. Then, just when it seems that things can't get any stranger, Travis becomes the lead suspect in the murder of a local nurse. To save the young woman, he's going to have to save himself first...
The green ripper, John D (John Dann) MacDonald
Travis McGee has known his share of beautiful girls, but true love always passed him by - until Gretel. But suddenly, the woman who stole his heart dies of an unidentified illness. Convinced that she has been murdered, McGee finds himself pursuing a less-than-noble cause: revenge. Obsessed with his crusade, he becomes more and more unhinged. He has spent his life saving other people, but now he'll need to find the strength to save himself - before he loses his mind.
The lonely silver rain, John D (John Dann) MacDonald
McGee knows the dangerous link between Florida boatjackings and the drug trade, and he's vowed never to swim with the sharks. But when Billy Ingraham, a self-made tycoon, bets that McGee can locate his $700,000 custom cruiser, he decides to jump straight in. After a friend leads him to the stolen vessel, McGee immediately regrets not going with his gut. The yacht is no longer an ordinary boat. It's a slaughterhouse. Shortly followed by the return of a ghost from his past, Travis realises that this case may be his last.
The long lavender look, John D (John Dann) MacDonald
A lovely young thing, wearing little more than a determined look, streaks out of the darkness and into Travis McGee's headlights. McGee misses her, but lands upside down in ten feet of water - and right into the heart of a violent mystery. It turns out a local thug has just been killed, and Travis and his friend Meyer are suddenly promoted to lead suspects. To clear their names, they must gather their resources to fight against a deeply corrupt system that would rather see them dead than innocent.
One fearful yellow eye, John D (John Dann) MacDonald
An ex-girlfriend of Travis McGee's is convinced she's being watched. Her late husband, a world-renowned neurosurgeon, converted his considerable estate into cash before he died. The trouble is nobody can find it, including her. But there are those who don't believe her and will stop at nothing to prove it. As Travis McGee tries to untangle the mess and protect his terrified ex-lover, he discovers that the doctor's enemies are far more determined than even he could have imagined...
Pale grey for guilt, John D (John Dann) MacDonald
News reaches Travis McGee that Tush, an old football buddy of his, has committed suicide. But Travis suspects foul play. Tush had just discovered that his small plot of land was sat right in the middle of a highly profitable parcel of riverfront acres. Certain big-time movers and shakers had badly wanted him out of the way. But proving it suddenly looks a lot more difficult when Travis discovers a note from Tush's wife saying she was leaving him. Travis must work fast to uncover the truth if he's going to save what's left of his friend's family...
A purple place for dying, John D (John Dann) MacDonald
Travis McGee's taking his retirement in installments while he's still young enough to enjoy it. But sooner or later, his money runs out and he has to work. This time McGee's lured out West to a strangely secretive meeting with a woman in trouble, in a place whose beauty hides some ugly, dangerous secrets.
The scarlet ruse, John D (John Dann) MacDonald
An expert stamp collector is left frantic when he misplaces the extremely valuable collection of an important and shady client. Hirsh doesn't know how he's going to get it back. But fortunately for him, he's got a friend in Travis McGee. It's not long till Travis is hot on the trail of the missing collection. But Travis is going to have to play this game carefully - Hirsh's client is liable to break some fingers if he doesn't get what he's owed.
A tan and sandy silence, John D (John Dann) MacDonald
Travis McGee receives an unexpected guest, Harry Broll, who is convinced that he's hiding his missing wife. The desperate man gets off a shot before Travis can wrestle his gun away. Worried that he's losing his touch, Travis decides to get Harry off his case and prove he's still in top form in one fell swoop. Travis's search for the missing woman takes him to Grenada, where he's soon tangling with con artists and killers. No longer wallowing in self-pity, Travis has more pressing concerns - like saving his own skin.
The turquoise lament, John D (John Dann) MacDonald
Now that Linda "Pidge" Lewellen is grown up, she tells Travis McGee, once her girlhood idol, that either she's going crazy or Howie, her affable ex-jock of a husband is trying to kill her. McGee checks things out, and gives Pidge the all clear. But when Pidge and Howie sail away to kiss and make up, McGee has second thoughts. If only he can get to Pidge before he has time for any more thinking.
The goose that laid the golden eggs, Mairi Mackinnon
The boy who cried wolf, Mairi Mackinnon
A bored young shepherd cries "wolf" in order to trick the townspeople into coming to his aid, but when a wolf really does appear one day, the townspeople ignore his pleas for help.
The gingerbread man, Mairi Mackinnon
The hare and the tortoise, Mairi Mackinnon
The leopard and the sky god, Mairi Mackinnon
In this lovely African tale, set long, long ago, the leopard has a spendid new drum - and the Sky God wants it. Along the way, the tortoise gets a shell and thunder is made for the very first time.
The mouse's wedding, Mairi Mackinnon
Father Mouse wants his daughter to marry the most powerful husband in the world. But Miss Mouse has her own ideas in this delightful folktale from Japan.
The runaway pancake, Mairi Mackinnon
The Paris spy: a Maggie Hope mystery, Susan Elia MacNeal
Maggie Hope has come a long way since serving as a typist for Winston Churchill. Now she's working undercover for the Special Operations Executive in the elegant but eerily silent city of Paris, where SS officers prowl the streets in their Mercedes and the Ritz is draped with swastika banners. Walking among the enemy is tense and terrifying, and even though she's disguised in chic Chanel, Maggie can't help longing for home. But her missions come first. Maggie's half sister, Elise, has disappeared after being saved from a concentration camp, and Maggie is desperate to find her—that is, if Elise even wants to be found. Equally urgent, Churchill is planning the Allied invasion of France, and SOE agent Erica Calvert has been captured, the whereabouts of her vital research regarding Normandy unknown. Maggie must risk her life to penetrate powerful circles and employ all her talents for deception and spycraft to root out a traitor, find her sister, and locate the reports crucial to planning D-Day in a deadly game of wits with the Nazi intelligence elite.
If not for you, Debbie Macomber
Sometimes, just one person can change your whole world. If not for her loving but controlling parents, Beth might never have taken charge of her life. If not for her friend Nichole, Beth would never have met Sam Carney a tattooed mechanic who is her conservative parents' worst nightmare. And if not for Sam who witnessed a terrible accident and rushed to her aid Beth might have never survived and fallen in love. Yet there are skeletons in Sam's closet that prevent him from ever trusting a woman again. Will he be able to overcome his past and fight for love?
Mrs. Miracle, Debbie Macomber
Seth Webster's heart never healed after he lost his adored wife. Now, with Christmas approaching, wild twin boys to raise alone, a home in chaos, and the latest in a long line of exasperated housekeepers quitting in disgust, Seth needs more than help to keep his family together... he needs a miracle. And then one arrives on his doorstep. Her name is Mrs. Merkle, but the kids call her "Mrs. Miracle" - and from the moment the warm, knowing, and very patient nanny appears, everything is different. Her sassy spirit is infectious, and it gives Seth the courage to approach Reba, a beautiful travel agent who's been hurt and betrayed, and is afraid to ever love again. Through the magic of faith - and with a little help from a children's Christmas pageant and a lot of encouragement from Mrs. Miracle - Seth and Reba might just be able to find a Christmas miracle of their very own: true love.
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. Begrudingly 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. To survive, she focuses on the healing work she does alongside her aunts at Healing Hills - working with horses to help people rebuild their shattered lives. But her home, her life and her business are under threat...Ronny Sinclair is finally free after eight years in prison.
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.
Alchemy., Margaret Mahy
Roland has everything a young man could wish for - good looks, enough money, a cool relationship with his mother, ready wit, intelligence, a sexy girlfriend, a perfect school record. So the fact that he committed a petty crime and that, somehow, one of his teachers knows about it is something he can hardly explain to himself, let alone anyone else. The teacher, Mr Hudson, uses this knowledge to blackmail Roland into befriending the school misfit - Jess Ferret. The reason he gives is concern for her wellbeing, but even Roland finds this rather far-fetched. And when Jess doesn't respond to his confident advances, he becomes intrigued with the girl for his own reasons. Roland discovers Jess's dark secret and also finds that he has one of his own.
The Christmas tree tangle., Margaret Mahy
The story of an amazing Christmas tree tangle. The kittens, the cat, the dog, the goat and even the pigs get stuck in the tree's bendy branches.
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?
Fools Gold series. Volume 3, Susan Mallery
Almost Summer: A charming British surgeon in need of a place to stay lands on Paige McLean's doorstep. After a devastating loss, Alistair Woodbury has vowed to live his life alone. But in all his travels, he hasn't encountered a town as welcoming as Fool's Gold, nor a woman as caring—or as beautiful—as Paige. When it's Alistair's time to leave, will his brief visit turn into a lifetime stay?
Fool's Gold series. Volume five., Susan Mallery
To Jack McGarry, Larissa Owens is just another one of the guys—he discovers her secret feelings for him. Will it be friendship or true love for this former football hero? When Sam Ridge—who's had notoriously bad breaks with women—meets Dellina Hopkins, he thinks his luck is about to change. But this time, will Dellina be the one to run? Even in four-inch heels, high-powered PR woman Taryn Crawford never backs down. Unless, of course, brooding Angel Whittaker can convince her that surrender feels even better than victory.
Fool's Gold series. Volume two, Susan Mallery
In Only Mine, her town's lack of men may make headlines, but it isn't news to Dakota Hendrix. The beautiful blonde has bigger problems to deal with, such as overseeing the romance reality competition filming in Fool's Gold. Screening eligible bachelors is a difficult enough task, but Dakota hits an unexpected snag in Fin Anderssen. Finn will do anything to keep his twin brothers - the perfect contestants - off the show and despite Dakota's better judgment, she finds herself drawn to the mysterious outsider.
Marriage on demand, Susan Mallery
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?
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
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.
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
The stop doing list: more time, more profit, more freedom, Matt Malouf
The purpose of this book is to give business owners a framework to support them making more money and having more freedom. The book teaches business owner that they need to focus on a few important areas and "stop doing" everything else. There are many books that assist with managing your time, creating lists, scheduling etc. But there are no books that address what business owners need to stop doing in orer to make more money and have more freedom. The book has 3 key sections: Mindset - knowledge without the right mindset will always fail.
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.
Warhammer 40,000. Will of Iron, Issue 2, George Mann
Three superhuman warriors, humanity's last defence against the horror that stalks the warp... Three perspectives on the eternal battle against Chaos - in an all-new front of the war! Baltus, climbing the ranks of the Dark Angels and discovering shocking revelations at every turn. Interrogator Chaplain Altheous, preserving his chapter's secrets at all costs. And Inquisitor Sabbathiel and her warband, holding the Dark Angels to account, as heresey gnaws from within!
Warhammer 40,000. Will of iron, Part 1 of 4, George Mann
After a thousand years, violent warp storms have receded from the Calaphrax Cluster, and an ancient battlefront in the war against Chaos has again been opened to the universe.Now, multiple forces risk complete immolation to attack the sector - drawn by the lure of ancient relics, lost knowledge, and powerful megaweapons, buried for aeons. Chief among those forces, the fearsome Dark Angels, emerald-armored Space Marines, shock-troopers of the Emperor's Imperium and indomitable defenders of humanity. But Chaos stirs in the warp, and the Dark Angels will not be alone for long!Based in the universe of the ever-popular miniatures game, novels, and videogames, this new ongoing series is perfect for both the hardcore Warhammer 40,000 fan and the complete newcomer.
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.
Hum if you don't know the words, Bianca Marais
A perceptive and searing look at apartheid-era South Africa, told through one unique family brought together by tragedy. Life under apartheid has created a secure future for Robin Conrad, a ten-year-old white girl living with her parents in 1970s Johannesburg. In the same nation but worlds apart, Beauty Mbali, a Xhosa woman in a rural village in the Bantu homeland of the Transkei, struggles to raise her children alone after her husband's death. Both lives have been built upon the division of race, and their meeting should never have occurred.
The shadow project, Scott Mariani
Only one man can foil a plot set to change the course of history? The latest heart-stopping novel from the rising star of the conspiracy thriller genre. Ex-SAS soldier Ben Hope is enjoying life at Le Val, the facility in Northern France where he trains others in the dangerous art of hostage rescue, until a chance incident forces him to take on the role of bodyguard to the Swiss billionaire Maximilian Steiner. The victim of a recent abduction attempt, Steiner believes that a neo-Nazi terror group are bent on seizing a prized document from his personal collection - one that could support claims that the Holocaust never happened. But what initially seemed like a straightforward VIP protection job is turned upside-down by the appearance of a mystery woman from Ben's past. Could he be right about her, or is he losing his edge? On a quest across Europe, Ben finds himself embroiled in a deadly kidnap intrigue and a sinister project that has lain dormant since 1944. The stakes are global ...
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.
The final word, Liza Marklund
Annika Bengtzon has spent her career telling stories that need to be heard. As a journalist, she's always been at the front line of criminal reporting, alongside the investigating officers. And now a court case that she's been reporting on - the savage murder of a homeless man - has begun to attract a lot of attention. With the stakes rising by the day, Annika is once again flung to the heart of a complex case. But nagging at the back of her mind is her sister's mysterious absence. After a series of anxious text messages, she's not heard another word. In the midst of a tense public situation, Annika's own complicated past looks set to rear its head. Some voices refuse to be silenced.
Inspector Alleyn 3-book collection. 5., Ngaio Marsh
Died in the wool: One summer evening in 1942 Flossie Rubrick, MP, one of the most formidable women in New Zealand, goes to her husband's wool shed to rehearse a patriotic speech - and disappears. Three weeks later she turns up at an auction - packed inside one of her own bales of wool and very, very dead...
Claudia and mean Janine, Ann M Martin
Claudia's sister, Janine, is too busy being smart to be nice to anyone— even their grandmother, Mimi. But Claudia doesn't have to see Janine too much this summer since the Baby-sitters Club is starting a new play group. It's going to be so much fun! But then Mimi has a stroke, and the whole summer changes. Now Claudia is "Mimi-sitting" and Janine is no help at all. How can the Kishi sisters get along when Janine is always so mean?
The summer before, Ann M Martin
During the summer before their seventh-grade year, Kristy, Mary Anne, Claudia, and Stacey tackle difficulties, including family problems, crushes, moving, and making new friends.
Words, Bill Martin
Introduces long, short, fancy, dancy, prancy, and antsy words.
Spring at Blueberry Bay, Holly Martin
Welcome to beautiful Hope Island where the sea sparkles, the daffodils are blooming and a blossoming romance is just around the corner...Bella has always had a sunny outlook and caring nature, despite recently falling on hard times. When she finds a handsome homeless man on her doorstep, her kind heart tells her she must help him. So, she invites Isaac into her cottage and into her life in ways she could never have imagined...But Isaac is not what he seems. He's keeping a huge secret from Bella, yet he never expected to fall for this open, generous and charming woman. Bella can't ignore the chemistry between her and Isaac, but she's had her trust badly broken in her past. Will she run when she learns the truth about Isaac, or will he be the one man who can help Bella believe in love again?
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 Citr?en 2CV and sets off on the road in the footsteps of his old friend.
Codename: Flood, Laura Martin
Non-stop action, terrifying dinosaurs and a race to save the world... 'I'm sorry,' I said, sure I hadn't heard her right. 'Do you mean you are still bringing dinosaurs back to life?' Were people really still resurrecting the creatures responsible for nearly wiping out the human race? Sky Mundy's life has changed dramatically since she fled the underground compound where she grew up. She and her friends are now prey to dinosaurs and being pursued by marines but Sky is determined to follow a map left by her missing father. When the map leads to a hidden underwater lab, Sky is horrified to learn that scientists are still breeding dinosaurs. As she delves deeper into her father's secrets, Sky uncovers a plan that will destroy the world, unless she can put a stop to it...
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.
Dinosaurs, Conrad Mason
5 yrs+
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.
Death in the off-season, Francine Mathews
When Rusty Mason, scion of one of Nantucket's oldest and wealthiest families, is found dead in a flooded cranberry bog one foggy fall night, thirty-two-year-old detective Meredith Folger is faced with her first murder case. Rusty had been absent from the country for over a decade—ever since he was indicted for securities fraud. No one expected him to show up on Nantucket that night. No one, that is, except his killer. Peter Mason, the bog's owner, seems less than moved by his brother's brutal death. The two men had been nursing a decade-old grudge over a woman. Could Peter have killed Rusty, or was Rusty attacked by mistake in the fog—when the killer thought he was Peter?
Knights and castles, Rupert Matthews
A cowboy in the kitchen, Meg (Romance novelist) Maxwell
Cooking up an instant family. Rancher West Montgomery thought he needed Annabel Hurley's help just with cooking lessons. But the widowed single dad required more than great culinary skills to secure custody of his young daughter. Her maternal grandparents wanted little Lucy in a more stable environment. What could be more perfect than West's loving home...with his new wife? Marry West Montgomery? That had once been Annabel's dream...until West had up and wed someone else. But now the cowboy needed her help—and was willing to save her family's business in return. She'd do anything to keep Hurley's Homestyle Kitchen open. Still, living in the same house with West, and adding his adorable daughter into the mix? This was surely a recipe for another broken heart.
The detective's surprise, Meg (Romance novelist) Maxwell
When an infant shows up on Nick Slater's desk with a note, this case has the detective stumped. At which point beautiful Georgia Hurley shows up in his office as well, with an explanation for why she dumped him—and sporting a baby bump that dates back to their one night together four months prior... Georgia knows she turned on Nick for his own good...but will Detective Daddy believe her? She offers to help care for his "temporary" baby for one week—surely the mother will turn up by then. But when the seven days are up, will they part ways and go back to their separate corners? Or will they find that a week of living as husband and wife, mummy and daddy, just made them hungry for the real thing?
Itch, Simon Mayo
When fourteen-year-old Itchingham "Itch" Lofte discovers a new radioactive element, he must use all of his wits and scientific knowledge to stop a top-secret government agency, his greedy teacher, and an evil corporation from getting hold of it.
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 anough 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.
Itch rocks, Simon Mayo
After almost poisoning his whole class with arsenic gas, going on the run from a psychotic science teacher and nearly dying of radiation poisoning, life is getting back to normal for Itchingham Lofte at least, as normal as it can be when you have a round-the-clock detail of government security guards watching your every move. But sinister forces are still hunting for Element 126 and will stop at nothing to find out where Itch has hidden the precious radioactive rocks. With the help of his sister Chloe and his tomboy cousin Jack, Itch has to put 126 beyond the reach of unscrupulous scientists and international terrorists forever. It's time to save the world. Again.
101 quick tips: effective communication, Debbie Mayo-Smith
Want to be more memorable and persuasive? Whether you're talking to a client, writing an email or just entertaining over the dinner table, you have to know and practice essential techniques for getting your message across. Debbie is a bestselling author, columnist, media commentator and one of the most successful, sought-after speakers at business conferences around the world. With 101 Quick Tips: Effective Communication, you'll learn how to be an unforgettable storyteller, negotiator and conversationalist!
Conquer your email overload: super tips and tricks for busy people, Debbie Mayo-Smith
Is email taking up too much of your valuable time? Tired of spending hours sorting through unwanted emails? Ever lost one of those really important emails that you thought you had filed in the right place? Wish your business could use Microsoft Outlook Contacts for more than just a phone directory? Conquer Your Email Overload solves these problems and more: Automatically sort your incoming email and get rid of junk Organise, file, search and find emails, simply and quickly Turn Contacts and Calendar into simple but effective tools for your business Top international marketing guru Debbie Mayo-Smith uses her expert knowledge of Microsoft Outlook to show you how to conquer your email fears and harness the full power of one of today's most important means of business and personal communication. Fully revised and updated andillustrated with step-by-step instructions and screen shots.
Dappled Annie and the tigrish., Mary McCallum
A beautifully written novel about nature, siblings, bravery, and a touch of something magical. There are faces in the hedge at the end of the garden, and a nest of tiny fantails, and that's where 9-year-old Annie goes to play one hot summer while her father works up at the lighthouse. One after another, an earthquake and a terrible wind leave Annie with losses that seem irreplaceable, and her little brother Robbie emerges as the only person who can help her find what she's lost. Him and the tigrish.
Chile & Easter Island, Carolyn (Carolyn Marie) McCarthy
Chile is nature on a symphonic scale. Diverse landscapes unfurl over a 4300km stretch: parched dunes, fertile valleys, volcanoes, ancient forests, clear rivers, massive glaciers and fjords.
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?
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.
After hello, Mhairi McFarlane
A short story sequel to the bestselling romcom You Had Me At Hello! In You Had Me At Hello, the one who got away came back... but what happened next? Together, apart and then back together again, Rachel and Ben had a rollercoaster ride to get here. But now happily in love and partners in crime once more, it feels like it's all been worth it. But when a face from the past reappears, misunderstandings come between them once more. Can they hold on to their happy ever after?
Daughters of India., 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.
Down among the sticks and bones, Seanan McGuire
Twin sisters Jack and Jill were seventeen when they found their way home and were packed off to Eleanor West's Home for Wayward Children ... Jacqueline was her mother's perfect daughter—polite and quiet, always dressed as a princess. If her mother was sometimes a little strict, it's because crafting the perfect daughter takes discipline. Jillian was her father's perfect daughter—adventurous, thrill-seeking, and a bit of a tom-boy. He really would have preferred a son, but you work with what you've got. They were five when they learned that grown-ups can't be trusted. They were twelve when they walked down the impossible staircase and discovered that the pretense of love can never be enough to prepare you a life filled with magic in a land filled with mad scientists and death and choices.
Dusk or dark or dawn or day, Seanan McGuire
When her sister Patty died, Jenna blamed herself. When Jenna died, she blamed herself for that, too. Unfortunately Jenna died too soon. Living or dead, every soul is promised a certain amount of time, and when Jenna passed she found a heavy debt of time in her record. Unwilling to simply steal that time from the living, Jenna earns every day she leeches with volunteer work at a suicide prevention hotline. But something has come for the ghosts of New York, something beyond reason, beyond death, beyond hope; something that can bind ghosts to mirrors and make them do its bidding. Only Jenna stands in its way.
The chocolate tin, Fiona McIntosh
Alexandra Frobisher is a modern-thinking woman with hopes of a career in England's famous chocolate-making town of York. She has received several proposals of marriage, although none of them promises that elusive extra, love. Matthew Britten-Jones is a man of charm and strong social standing. He impresses Alex and her parents with his wit and intelligence, but would an amicable union be enough for a fulfilling life together? At the end of the war, Captain Harry Blakeney discovers a dead soldier in a trench in France. In the man's possession is a secret love note, tucked inside a tin of chocolate that had been sent to the soldiers as a gift from the people back home.
Coming home for Christmas, Lindsay McKenna
Three stories to salute the romance of holiday homecomings! Christmas Angel - Lindsay McKenna. When Navy SEAL Kyle Anderson gets a call saying Anna Campbell needs him, he doesn't think twice. On the Montana ranch where they grew up, holiday magic permeates every acre, kindling long-awaited love. But will duty trump desire? Unexpected Gift - Delores Fossen. Tailed by a camera crew, Air Force Captain Gabe Brenner returns to Texas to deliver a Christmas message to his best friend's sister Kelly Coburn. But she's had her own delivery: beautiful baby Noel...Gabe's daughter. Navy Joy - Geri Krotow. Chief Petty Officer Ian Cairne arrives Stateside for Christmas with a four-legged friend: his late buddy's military service dog. Fortunately, the beautiful town vet Wendi Cooper is willing to take this odd couple into her home—and her heart.
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?
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.
Kingfisher, Patricia A McKillip
Hidden away from the world by his mother, the powerful sorceress Heloise Oliver, Pierce has grown up working in her restaurant in Desolation Point. One day, unexpectedly, strangers pass through town on the way to the legendary capital city. "Look for us," they tell Pierce, "if you come to Severluna. You might find a place for yourself in King Arden's court." Lured by a future far away from the bleak northern coast, Pierce makes his choice. Heloise, bereft and furious, tells her son the truth: about his father, a knight in King Arden's court; about an older brother he never knew existed; about his father's destructive love for King Arden's queen, and Heloise's decision to raise her younger son alone.
A wedding in Maine, Jen McLaughlin
The McCullagh Inn is now open for weddings. Jeremy Holland is exactly what Chelsea O'Kane wants in a man. After he proposes, she's ecstatic to host their wedding at the inn they built together. But it isn't long before the secrets from Chelsea's past refuse to stay buried, and they could ruin everything...
Of silk and steam, Bec McMaster
In the mist-shrouded streets of a steam-fueled London, a clockwork army is on the rise, vampire blue bloods rule the streets, and war is brewing...When her beloved father was assassinated, Lady Aramina swore revenge. The man responsible is well beyond her grasp, but his dangerously seductive heir, Leo Barrons, is fair game. When Mina obtains evidence proving that Leo is illegitimate, she has the means to destroy both the killer and his son, a man who troubles her heart and tempts her body. A woman of mystery, Mina's long driven Leo crazy with glimpses of a fiery passion that lurks beneath her icy veneer. He knows she's hiding something, and he's determined to unravel her layer by silken layer. He just doesn't expect the beautiful liar to be the key to overthrowing the corrupt prince consort...or to saving his own carefully walled-off heart.
A brief history of the United States, John Bach McMaster
Zero hour, Andy McNab
A code which will jam every item of military hardware from Kabul to Washington. On 5 September 2007, Israeli jets bombed a suspected nuclear installation in northeastern Syria. Syrian radar - supposedly state-of-the-art - had failed to warn the target of the incoming assault. A system on the verge of collapse. Unknown to anyone but the Israelis and the radar's manufacturers, the commercial, off-the-shelf microprocessors within it contained a remotely accessible kill switch. A terrorist group who nearly have it in their hands. Now British Intelligence has discovered that the same switches are at the heart of every electronic device in the UK and US arsenal. It will take years to replace the components. So they must deactivate the man who controls them instead. And a soldier who wants to go down fighting. Ex-SAS deniable operator Nick Stone is tasked to find and kill him - but this time he's not on 'receive'. For once, his life is under threat for another reason - from within. And now he really is a man with nothing to lose...
Pocket money to property: how to create financially independent kids, Hannah McQueen
Should your child do chores for pocket money? Do you talk to your kids about money? Will your kids be able to buy a house when they grow up?
This close to happy: a reckoning with depression, Daphne Merkin
"Despair is always described as dull," writes Daphne Merkin, "when the truth is that despair has a light all its own, a lunar glow, the color of mottled silver." This Close to Happy—Merkin's rare, vividly personal account of what it feels like to suffer from clinical depression—captures this strange light. Daphne Merkin has been hospitalized three times: first, in grade school, for childhood depression; years later, after her daughter was born, for severe postpartum depression; and later still, after her mother died, for obsessive suicidal thinking. Recounting this series of hospitalizations, as well as her visits to myriad therapists and psychopharmacologists, Merkin fearlessly offers what the child psychiatrist Harold Koplewicz calls "the inside view of navigating a chronic psychiatric illness to a realistic outcome."
Over and under the pond, Kate Messner
Celebrates the forms of life that live above and under a pond, including turtles, red-winged blackbirds, blue herons, minnows, frogs, and catfish.
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.
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. So when Jack awakens one night, knowing in his bones that Harry's in trouble, he immediately rushes to Harry's dojo.
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 fiancée 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 Miéville
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.
On the farm, Anna Milbourne
This picture book describes a busy day on the farm, from early in the morning when the rooster crows to late in the day when the tractor comes chugging across the field.
On the Moon, Anna Milbourne
Introduce young children to the vastness of the universe with this captivating tale of a little girl imagining a trip to outer space. A combination of illustrated pictures and NASA photographs allow children to glimpse what it would be like to fly into outer space, walk on the moon, and look back at Earth from a very long way away.
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. 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?
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.
The fight in the forest, Nate Millici
Rey learns that she has the power of the force when she engages in a light saber battle against Kylo Ren in the forest.
Star Wars. Chaos at the castle, Nate Millici
While visiting Maz's place, Rey, Finn, and their friends come under attack from the First Order.
Star wars. Finn and Poe team up!, Nate Millici
When Poe is captured by the First Order it is up to Finn to rescue Poe.
Star Wars. Poe and the missing ship, Nate Millici
Young pilot Poe Dameron and his faithful droid, BB-8 discover that the First Order has stolen a missing ship and disobey orders to find where the evil forces have taken it, earning the respect of General Leia Organa.
Bugs., Andrea Mills
DKfindout! Bugs takes kids close to all kinds of creepy-crawlies 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! Whether they're looking for cricket facts, tardigrade facts or anything in between, DKfindout! Bugs is packed with up-to-date information, fun quizzes and incredible images of bugs life. Find out how bugs sense the world, and how they help humans via pest control and pollination.
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.
The half-gallon quarter-acre pavlova paradise, Austin Mitchell
A witty, satirical description of life in 1960s New Zealand, and Kiwi culture, by Austin Vernon Mitchell MP, who was an extremely popular TV figure in New Zealand. Yorkshireman Austin Mitchell emigrated to New Zealand and taught history and politics at Otago and Canterbury universities before becoming well known as a television broadcaster. In 1972, after his return to the UK, he published this best-selling commentary on New Zealand. It takes the form of advice to a prospective English immigrant to New Zealand and was celebrated for its warm wit and insight into New Zealand and its people.
The half-gallon quarter-acre pavlova paradise, Austin Mitchell
A witty, satirical description of life in 1960s New Zealand, and Kiwi culture, by Austin Vernon Mitchell MP, who was an extremely popular TV figure in New Zealand. Yorkshireman Austin Mitchell emigrated to New Zealand and taught history and politics at Otago and Canterbury universities before becoming well known as a television broadcaster. In 1972, after his return to the UK, he published this best-selling commentary on New Zealand. It takes the form of advice to a prospective English immigrant to New Zealand and was celebrated for its warm wit and insight into New Zealand and its people.
Pavlova paradise revisited, Austin Mitchell
A follow up to Mitchell's first book, The half-gallon quarter-acred pavlova paradise, this witty, satirical description of life in 1980s New Zealand charts changes in Kiwi culture. In this book the very funny Austin Mitchell revisits the country he first dissected in the bestselling "The Half-gallon Quarter-acre Pavlova Paradise" years ago. Irreverent and hilarious but also sharp and penetrating, "Pavlova Paradise Revisited" is a fascinating report on how much New Zealand has changed - and how much it hasn't.
Bad hair day, Sarah Mlynowski
On their fifth trip through the magic mirror, siblings Abby and Jonah find themselves in the story of Rapunzel—and they set out to free her from her tower, reunite her with her parents, and give the story a completely happy ending.
Cold as ice, Sarah Mlynowski
On their sixth trip through the magic mirror, Abby and Jonah find themselves in the story of the Snow Queen, a troubled character who chose power over family and friendship, and Abby has free the children the Queen has under her spell—with the help of her new friend, a talking reindeer called Ralph, and a strange girl named Sharon.
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.
Fairest of all, Sarah Mlynowski
Mirror, mirror, on the basement wall... Once upon a time my brother and I were normal kids. The next minute? The mirror in our basement slurped us up and magically transported us inside Snow White's fairy tale. I know it sounds crazy, but it's true. But hey - we're heroes! We stopped Snow White from eating the poisoned apple. Hooray! Or not. If Snow White doesn't die, she won't get to meet her prince. And then she won't get her happy ending. Oops. Now it's up to us to: Avoid getting poisoned - Sneak into a castle - Fix Snow White's story - And then, fingers crossed, find our way home.
Genie in a bottle, Sarah Mlynowski
Be careful what you wish for... When my brother, Jonah, and I travel through our mirror into the story of Aladdin, we're excited. There will be magic lamps and genies granting wishes. Right? Wrong. The genie we meet isn't QUITE as helpful as we expected. And if Aladdin's wishes don't come true, he won't get to marry the princess and live happily ever after! Now we have to: - Escape an enchanted cave - Find forty buckets of jewels - Plan a parade - Learn to fly a magic carpet Otherwise we'll run out of wishes... and never get home!
If the shoe fits, Sarah Mlynowski
Tonight the mirror swept us into Cinderella's fairy tale. Now, we are NOT messing this story up. No way. Cinderella is going to marry her prince just like she's supposed to. Uh-oh. Cinderella broke her foot and there's massive swelling. The glass slipper won't fit, the prince won't know she's the one for him, and they won't live happily ever after. And it's all our fault! To save the day we'll need to: - Learn how to use a dustpan - Stay out of jail - Find Cinderella a job - And make sure true love finds its way. We just have to get it all done before the clock strikes twelve and the chance for a happily ever after is gone... forever!
Once upon a frog, Sarah Mlynowski
Abby is worried because Jonah has the fairy Maryrose's memories mixed up with his own, but when they try to talk to her they get sucked through the mirror and find themselves in the story of The Frog Prince.
Showing off, Sarah Mlynowski
The Dunwiddle Magic School (fifth to eighth grade) is intended for children whose magic is "upside-down" like Dory (who turns into a combination of a kitten and dragon) and Pepper (whose uncontrollable "fiercing" terrifies everyone around her)—so the Show Off, where fifth grade students are supposed to showcase their skills, does not really seem like a good idea.
Sink or swim, Sarah Mlynowski
Once again Abby and her brother Jonah go through the magic mirror in their basement, and this time they find themselves interfering in the Little Mermaid story—and needing to set things right and make sure everyone has a happy ending.
Sugar and spice, Sarah Mlynowski
That's the way the cookie crumbles! Yum! Our magic mirror has dropped me and my brother, Jonah, into the story of Hansel and Gretel. If we're lucky, we may even get to taste the cake-house... But we didn't count on accidentally getting trapped. The real Hansel and Gretel are on the run, and Jonah and I have taken their place. And the witch is making a kid casserole for dinner... Now we have to: - Avoid being eaten - Pretend our dog is a cat - Learn to make kale smoothies - Befriend a talking duck Or we may never make it back to our home sweet home!
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 ..."
The last secret of the Deverills, Santa Montefiore
It is 1939 and peace has flourished since the Great War ended. But much has changed for the Deverill family and now a new generation is waiting in the wings. Martha Wallace came to Dublin from her home in America to find her birth mother. But instead she has lost her heart to the impossibly charming JP Deverill. Then she discovers that her mother comes from the same place as JP, and her fate seems sealed. Bridie Doyle, now Countess di Marcantonio and mistress of Castle Deverill, is determined to make the castle she used to work in her home. But her flamboyant husband Cesare has other ideas. And as his eye strays away from his wife, those close to them start to wonder if he really is who he says he is. Kitty Deverill has come to terms with her life with her husband Robert, and their two children. But then Jack O'Leary, the love of her life, returns to Ballinakelly. And this time his heart belongs elsewhere.
Men of the Bible, Dwight Lyman Moody
The night before Christmas: or, A visit from St. Nicholas, Clement Clarke Moore
Presents the well-known poem about an important Christmas visitor.
Zone to win: organizing to compete in an age of disruption, Geoffrey A Moore
Over the last 25 years, Geoffrey Moore has established himself as one of the most influential high-tech advisors in the world-once prompting Conan O'Brien to ask "Who is Geoffrey Moore and why is he more famous than me?" Following up on the ferociously innovative Escape velocity, which served as the basis for Moore's consulting work to such companies as Salesforce, Microsoft, and Intel, Zone to win serves as the companion playbook for his landmark guide, offering a practical manual to address the challenge large enterprises face when they seek to add a new line of business to their established portfolio. Focused on spurring next-generation growth, guiding mergers and acquisitions, and embracing disruption and innovation, Zone to win is a high-powered tool for driving your company above and beyond its limitations, its definitions of success, and ultimately, its competitors.
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. It's been fifteen long years since Ruby last saw her big brother - but the new LA version of Steve complete with designer wardrobe, California tan and an American accent is too much to bear - Ruby hardly recognises him and decides it's time to get her brother back!
Love overdue: a novel, Pamela Morsi
Buttoned-up book lover DJ is all sensible shoes, drab skirts and studious glasses. After an ill-advised spring-break-fueled fling left her mortified, she's committed to her prim and proper look. When she's hired by a rural library in middle-of-nowhere Kansas, she finally has the lifestyle to match—and she can't wait to get her admin on. But it's clear from day one that the small-town library is more interested in circulating rumours than books. DJ has to organize her unloved library, win over oddball employees and avoid her flamboyant landlady's attempts to set her up with the town pharmacist. Especially that last part—because it turns out handsome Scott Sanderson is her old vacation fling! She is not sure whether to be relieved or offended when he doesn't seem to recognize her. But with every meeting, DJ finds herself secretly wondering what it would be like to take off her glasses, unpin her bun and reveal the inner vixen she's been hiding from everyone—including herself.
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.
The hot one: a memoir of friendship, sex, and murder, Carolyn Murnick
Growing up in rural New Jersey, Ashley and Carolyn were inseparable, but as teenagers they began to drift apart. Carolyn ended up at Columbia University, and Ashley moved to Los Angeles, where her vibrant beauty became an entrée into a world of never-ending parties. When Ashley visited Carolyn in New York, however, she revealed darker secrets that didn't quite fit the golden lifestyle Carolyn had imagined. Then, at the age of twenty-two, Ashley was found brutally murdered at her home in Hollywood. The Hot One is the story of Carolyn's emotional quest to find out what really happened to her oldest friend. It's a journey that takes her through the hills of Hollywood, into courtrooms in Los Angeles, to strip clubs in Las Vegas, and back to her own childhood memories as she tries to unravel how she and Ashley became so different.
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
Cast-iron cooking: recipes & tips for getting the most out of your cast-iron cookware, Rachael Narins
Get the most from your cast-iron cookware with 40 fabulous recipes especially designed for cast iron, from a full English breakfast to chilaquiles, pan pizza, cheesy beer fondue, Korean fried chicken, vegetarian chili, mango curry, party nuts, two kinds of cornbread, baked apples, gingerbread'and the perfect grilled cheese sandwich! You'll also learn how to buy the cast-iron pots and pans that are right for you and how to care for them successfully.
Cloud and Wallfish, Anne Nesbet
Noah Keller has a pretty normal life, until one wild afternoon when his parents pick him up from school and head straight for the airport, telling him on the ride that his name isn't really Noah and he didn't really just turn eleven in March. And he can't even ask them why—not because of his Astonishing Stutter, but because asking questions is against the newly instated rules. (Rule Number Two: Don't talk about serious things indoors, because Rule Number One: They will always be listening). As Noah—now "Jonah Brown"—and his parents head behind the Iron Curtain into East Berlin, the rules and secrets begin to pile up so quickly that he can hardly keep track of the questions bubbling up inside him: Who, exactly, is listening—and why? When did his mother become fluent in so many languages? And what really happened to the parents of his only friend, Cloud-Claudia, the lonely girl who lives downstairs?
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.
The devil's star, Jo Nesbø
In the heat of a sweltering Oslo summer, a young woman is found murdered in her flat with one of her fingers cut off and a tiny red star-shaped diamond placed under her eyelid. An off-the-rails alcoholic barely holding on to his job, Detective Harry Hole is assigned the case with Tom Waaler, a hated colleague whom Harry believes is responsible for the murder of his partner. When another woman is reported missing five days later, and her severed finger turns up adorned with a red star-shaped diamond ring, Harry fears a serial killer is at work. But Hole's determination to capture a fiend and to expose Waaler's crimes is leading him into shadowy places where both investigations merge in unexpected ways, forcing him to make difficult decisions about a future he may not live to see.
The thirst, Jo Nesbø
A woman is found murdered after an internet date. The marks left on her body show the police that they are dealing with a particularly vicious killer. Under pressure from the media to find the murderer, the force know there's only one man for the job. But Harry Hole is reluctant to return to the place that almost took everything from him. Until he starts to suspect a connection between this killing and his one failed case. When another victim is found, Harry realises he will need to put everything on the line if he's to finally catch the one who got away.
Waking gods, Sylvain Neuvel
"As a child, Rose Franklin made an astonishing discovery: a giant metallic hand, buried deep within the earth. As an adult, she's dedicated her brilliant scientific career to solving the mystery that began that fateful day: Why was a titanic robot of unknown origin buried in pieces around the world? Years of investigation have produced intriguing answers - and even more perplexing questions. But the truth is closer than ever before when a second robot, more massive than the first, materializes and lashes out with deadly force. Now humankind faces a nightmare invasion scenario made real, as more colossal machines touch down across the globe. But Rose and her team at the Earth Defense Corps refuse to surrender. They can turn the tide if they can unlock the last secrets of an advanced alien technology. The greatest weapon humanity wields is knowledge in a do-or-die battle to inherit the Earth... and maybe even the stars"—Provided by publisher.
Callista: a tale of the third century, John Henry Newman
Pony detectives, Soraya Nicholas
Poppy is thrilled to be back doing the one thing she loves - riding horses at Starlight Stables - especially when her aunt and uncle surprise her with her very own horse. But there's a catch... Poppy must look after the new scholarship girls. And something strange is happening around the local farms - horses are going missing. Will the bold, funny and troublesome Milly and shy, pretty and sensible Katie be a help or hindrance to Poppy achieving her Pony Club dreams? And will Poppy and the girls be able to find the missing horses? A gripping and gratifying Australian horse series about friendship and adventure-loving horse-crazy girls. As their friendship blooms, so their adventures begin.
The first case., Ulf Nilsson
Someone has been stealing the squirrel's nuts and Detective Gordon, a toad, must do what it takes to catch the thief.
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.
See you in September, Charity Norman
Having broken up with her boyfriend, Cassy accepts an invitation to stay in an idyllic farming collective. Overcome by the peace and beauty of the valley and swept up in the charisma of Justin, the community's leader, Cassy becomes convinced that she has to stay. As Cassy becomes more and more entrenched in the group's beliefs, her frantic parents fight to bring her home - before Justin's prophesied Last Day can come to pass.
Five rivers met on a wooded plain, Barney Norris
One quiet evening in Salisbury, the peace is shattered by a serious car crash. At that moment, five lives collide - a flower seller, a schoolboy, an army wife, a security guard, a widower - all facing their own personal disasters. As one of those lives hangs in the balance, the stories of all five unwind, drawn together by connection and coincidence into a web of love, grief, disenchantment and hope that perfectly represents the joys and tragedies of small town life.
The turning point., Freya North
Everyone deserves a new beginning. But sometimes fate isn't on your side. Over one short weekend, when Canadian musician Scott Emerson and British children's author Frankie Shaw meet by chance, a profound connection is made. Their homes are thousands of miles apart: Frankie and her children live by the coast of North Norfolk while Scott's roots lie deep in the mountains of British Columbia. Against all advice, they decide to see where this might go. Over oceans and time zones, they make sacrifices and take risks, discovering along the way new truths about love and family. For the first time in a long while, it seems life could be very good. But fate has a tragic twist in store, one that could destroy all that was hoped for. Poignant, engrossing and moving, The Turning Point is a novel about the importance of seizing happiness and trusting that love will always find a way.
Walking in the Dordogne: over 30 walks in southwest France, Janette Norton
Describes 30 walking routes in France's beautiful Dordogne region, based around Sarlat and Bergerac. This comprehensive guidebook includes all the necessary information for planning and getting the best from your walking in the area.
Blue sweater: bridging the gap between rich and poor in an interconnected world, Jacqueline Novogratz
The Blue Sweater is the inspiring story of a woman who left a career in international banking to spend her life on a quest to understand global poverty and find powerful new ways of tackling it. It all started back home in Virginia, with the blue sweater, a gift that quickly became her prized possession—until the day she outgrew it and gave it away to Goodwill. Eleven years later in Africa, she spotted a young boy wearing that very sweater, with her name still on the tag inside. That the sweater had made its trek all the way to Rwanda was ample evidence, she thought, of how we are all connected, how our actions—and inaction—touch people every day across the globe, people we may never know or meet.
Just south of Rome, Judy Nunn
When Australian actress Jane Prescott is offered a job in England, she sees it as a chance to ignite her career. Little does she know that it's her stopover in Italy en route that will change her life.For just south of Rome, she discovers... The Hotel Visconti, a grand eighteenth-century villa... A colourfully flamboyant host... A lively party of American tourists...Glamorous locals who gather nightly in the cocktail bar...An Italian lover who looks uncannily like Ryan Gosling... What could go wrong?
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.
The surgeon's mate, Patrick O'Brian
Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin are ordered home by despatch vessel to bring the news of their latest victory to the government. But Maturin is a marked man for the havoc he has wrought in the French intelligence network in the New World, and the attentions of two privateers soon become menacing. The chase that follows through the fogs and shallows of the Grand Banks is as thrilling, as tense and as unexpected in its culmination as anything Patrick O'Brian has written. Then, among other things, follows a shipwreck and a particularly sinister internment in the notorious Temple Prison in Paris. Once again, the tigerish and fascinating Diana Villiers redresses the balance in this man's world of seamanship and war.
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 withon the life of Buddha.
Cat castles: 20 cardboard habitats you can build yourself, Carin Oliver
"This DYI construction guide includes fun and easy instructions for making cardboard trains, ships, food trucks, rockets and other hideouts. Also included are tips for climbing towers and scratching pads that they'll use to stay sharp. All twenty projects are quick to assemble and require inexpensive and easy-to-find materials. You can customize them to match your cat's wildest desires!" — partially taken from back cover.
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. Café 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.
Blake: leadership lessons from a great New Zealander., Mark Orams
New Zealand lost one of its favourite sons when Sir Peter Blake was shot and killed in the Amazon in late 2001. Blake had become a icon after leading New Zealand to victory in the 1995 and 2000 America's Cups, following earlier successes in the Whitbread Round the World Race and Jules Verne Challenge. His accomplishments demonstrate his skill at assembling, managing and leading winning teams. Blake: Leader is written by sailor and marine scientist Dr Mark Orams, who sailed around the world with Blake and worked with him at Team New Zealand and Blakexpeditions. In this book he looks at Blake's successful style of leadership from a personal viewpoint.
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?
My zero-waste kitchen: easy ways to eat waste free, Ruth O'Rouke-Jones
Looking to live sustainably without overhauling your life? My Zero-Waste Kitchen shows you how to put the three R's - reduce, reuse, recycle - into practice in the kitchen. Discover the secrets of sustainability, including shopping wisely, which foods you can freeze, and how to turn your scraps into delicious dishes and snacks such as falafel, pesto, and even melt-in-the-mouth cake. Handy tips and tricks will help you live sustainably without making huge changes, and guide you to a sustainable kitchen, with advice on kitchen equipment, food storage, growing herbs, and meal-planning tips. Make your kitchen sustainable with My Zero-Waste Kitchen - it's easier than you think.
Collision, Joanna Orwin
A fast-paced, exciting YA/Adult historical novel about the disastrous collision of cultures that occurred in the Bay of Islands, when the two ships in French explorer Marion duFresne's expedition came ashore to find a replacement for a mast destroyed in a collision at sea. A source of fascination and fear for local Maori, who at first attempted to placate these godlike creatures, but became increasingly angered by their lack of respect for tribal values and traditions, the expedition blindly become authors of their own demise. Orwin skilfully reveals the ill-fated expedition's bitter end, after months of cohabitation, racheting up the tension with a clever use of a fictitious written Maori account of the events that has survived as a tribal artifact.
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.
Last woman hanged, Caroline Overington
In January 1889, Louisa Collins, a 41-year-old mother of ten children, became the first woman hanged at Darlinghurst Gaol and the last woman hanged in New South Wales. Both of Louisa's husbands died suddenly and the Crown, convinced that Louisa poisoned them with arsenic, put her on trial an extraordinary four times in order to get a conviction, to the horror of many in the legal community. Louisa protested her innocence until the end. Now, in Last woman hanged, writer and journalist Caroline Overington delves into the archives to re-examine the original, forensic reports, court documents, judges notebooks, witness statements and police and gaol records, in an effort to discover the truth.
Before the snow, Danielle (Novelist) Paige
Young Nepenthe is half-princess, half-mermaid. Though she longs for the sea, her father wants her to stay on land. But only love can make a mermaid give up the water, and Nepenthe doesn't love anyone the way her mother loves her human father. She wants to live as a mermaid and become the River Witch, like her mother. Then Nepenthe meets Prince Lazar, the son of the all-powerful Snow King of Algid, and she can't help but fall for him. After a horrible tragedy strikes, Nepenthe joins forces with a young fire witch named Ora to save Lazar and protect the kingdom. But it soon becomes clear that Ora loves Lazar just as much as Nepenthe does ... And now Nepenthe must decide: inherit the power of the River Witch, or betray her friend to be with the boy she loves. And Nepenthe's role in the prophecy is only just beginning. In the future, she is destined to cross paths with a girl named Snow, who will have the power to change Algid forever-for better, or for worse.
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 Woodmans 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.
Taking charge of cancer: what you need to know to get the best treatment, David Palma
A cancer diagnosis can be terrifying, and the first thing a patient wants to know is: How am I going to survive this? Written by a radiation oncologist and cancer researcher, Taking Charge of Cancer offers an insider's guide to help readers understand cancer treatment options, choose the very best medical team, and be their own advocate. With this compassionate yet pragmatic guide, cancer patients will be better prepared to navigate the reality of their difficult diagnosis with knowledge and hope.
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.
The most beautiful woman in Florence: a story of Botticelli, Alyssa Palombo
In 15th century Italy, a girl as beautiful as Simonetta Cattaneo never wants for marriage proposals. When Marco Vespucci, a handsome young man, highly favoured by the Medici in Florence, asks for her hand, she eagerly accepts. Even before her wedding is set, Simonetta is swept into a glittering circle of politicians, poets, artists and philosophers. The men of Florence, most notably the rakish Giuliano de'Medici, are enthralled with her beauty. That she is educated and an ardent reader of poetry makes her more desirable still. But it is her acquaintance with a young painter, Sandro Botticelli, which strikes her heart. As Simonetta learns to navigate her marriage, her place in Florentine society, and the politics of beauty and desire, she and Botticelli develop a passionate intimacy, one that leads to her immortalisation in his masterpiece, The Birth of Venus.
Platform revolution: how networked markets are transforming the economy and how to make them work for you, Geoffrey (Geoffrey G) Parker
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. Honourable, attentive and trusted by all of his patients, Martin has only ever loved one woman - his wife, Sarah. When his mother dies suddenly, Martin's comfortable life is thrown into complete disarray. After sinking into the black dog of grief and depression, he ascends to new heights in a frenzied, manic high. Now, he's never felt better! In between riding his new skateboard around the streets at night and self-medicating from his stash at work, the artificially elated and self-entitled Martin crosses paths with Bella, a beautiful and sexual young woman profoundly damaged by trauma of her own.
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." — Provided by publisher.
The university of hard knocks, Ralph Albert Parlette
As redheaded orphans and hip-hop impresarios alike have observed, life can be full of hard knocks, challenges, and unlucky mishaps. But according to Ralph Parlette, these so-called obstacles often present us with the greatest opportunities for learning and growth. Originally a popular lecture-circuit presentation, this insightful text is chock-full of clever insights and inspirational truths.
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
16th seduction, James Patterson
Fifteen months ago Detective Lindsay Boxer's life was perfect - she had a beautiful child and a doting husband, Joe, who helped her catch a ruthless criminal who'd detonated a bomb in downtown San Francisco, killing 12 people. But Joe isn't everything that Lindsay thought he was, and she's still reeling from his betrayal as a wave of mysterious and possibly unnatural heart attacks strikes seemingly unrelated victims across San Francisco. Now the bomber she and Joe captured is about to go on trial, and his defense raises damning questions about Lindsay and Joe's investigation. Not knowing whom to trust, and struggling to accept the truth about the man she thought she knew, Lindsay must connect the dots of a deadly conspiracy before a brilliant criminal puts her on trial.
After the end, James Patterson
A devastated soldier's wife wants Special Ops veteran Owen Taylor to avenge her broken husband. And she won't have to ask twice.
Come and get us, James Patterson
What is her husband's secret? Miranda Cooper's life takes a terrifying turn when an SUV deliberately runs her and her husband off a desolate Arizona road. With her husband badly wounded, she must run for help alone as his cryptic parting words echo in her head: 'Be careful who you trust.'
Confessions of a murder suspect, James Patterson
On the night Malcolm and Maud Angel are murdered, their daughter, Tandy, knows just three things: she was one of the last people to see her parents alive. She and her brothers are the only suspects. She can't trust anyone - maybe not even herself. Having grown up under their parents' intense perfectionist demands, none of the Angel children have come away undamaged. Tandy decides that she will have to solve the crime on her own, but digging deeper into her powerful parents' affairs is a dangerous game. As she uncovers haunting secrets and slowly begins to remember flashes of disturbing past events buried in her memory, Tandy is forced to ask: What is the Angel family truly capable of? Returning to the genre that made him the world's bestselling author, James Patterson introduces a teen detective on a mission to bring her parents' killer to justice, even if it means uncovering her family's darkest secrets - and confessing some of her own.
Cross my heart, James Patterson
In the latest novel of the series, the author raises the stakes to their highest level, ever, when Alex Cross becomes the obsession of a genius of menace set on proving that he is the greatest mind in the history of crime. Detective Alex Cross is a family man at heart; nothing matters more to him than his children, his grandmother, and his wife Bree. His love of his family is his anchor, and gives him the strength to confront evil in his work. One man knows this deeply, and uses Alex's strength as a weapon against him. When the ones Cross loves are in danger, he will do anything to protect them. If he does anything to protect them, they will die.
The end, James Patterson
Owen Taylor is about to be betrayed on his final covert mission. It will take everything he has to make it home alive, and to save the woman he loves.
First love, James Patterson
When Axi Moore, sixteen, decides to take a road trip across the US, the only person she wants to go with her is her best friend Robinson, who she met on a cancer ward, leave small-town Oregon and who she also happens to be secretly in love with. She's planned it all out, and all he has to do is say yes. Axi has had a tough life: her little sister died young, her mother walked out and her father turned to the bottle for comfort. Her parents escaped their grief in their own ways; this trip will be hers. But life doesn't always work out as you plan it, and there are some things you just can't run away from.
The Games, James Patterson
Two years ago, Jack Morgan was in Rio consulting on security for the World Cup. The tournament went without a hitch. Until a man died in one of the executive hospitality suites during the final, and the autopsy showed the cause to be a rare and deadly virus.The story was kept from the media to avoid causing panic, but Jack feared that the death was no freak occurrence. Now the eyes of the world are once again turned towards Rio for the Olympic Games, and Jack is back in Brazil's beautiful capital. It's not long before he uncovers terrifying evidence that someone has set in motion a catastrophic plan. The death at the World Cup was just a warning. The Olympic Games could be the setting for the worst atrocity the world has ever seen.
The house husband, James Patterson
James Patterson's BookShots. Short, fast-paced, high-impact entertainment. Detective Teaghan Beaumont is getting closer and closer to discovering the truth about Harry Posehn. But there's a twist that she - and you, dear reader - will never see coming.
Jack and Jill , James Patterson
Detective Alex Cross is stretched to breaking point as two killers hit Washington DCA controversial US Senator is found murdered in his Georgetown bed. On the other side of town, a beautiful little girl is found dead, savagely beaten. Alex Cross can't solve both cases, and is forced to make an impossible choice.No one in Washington is safe - but can Cross discover the truth before the killer sets their sights on the ultimate target?
Malicious, James Patterson
Did my brother kill your husband? Mitchum is back. His brother's been charged with murder. Nathaniel swears he didn't kill anyone, but word on the street is that he was involved with the victim's wife. Now, Navy SEAL dropout Mitchum will break every rule to expose the truth—even if it destroys the people he loves.
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...
NYPD Red Books 1-3: NYPD Red Series, Books 1-3, James Patterson
NYPD Red: Every cop wants to be part of NYPD Red. It is the elite team in New York's police department, handling the cases involving the most important and high-profile individuals in the city. It's Detective Zach Jordan's dream job, but he's about to step into a nightmare.In the middle of a New York film festival, a maniac begins a very public and very brutal killing spree targeting Hollywood's biggest stars. Zach is assigned a new partner, Detective Kylie MacDonald, who is also his ex-girlfriend. But they'll need to put their history aside to have a chance of stopping this homicidal psychopath before he brings New York City to its knees.
Private Delhi, James Patterson
"Santosh Wagh quit his job as head of Private India after harrowing events in Mumbai almost got him killed. But Jack Morgan, global head of the world's finest investigation agency, needs him back. Jack is setting up a new office in Delhi, and Santosh is the only person he can trust. Still battling his demons, Santosh accepts, and it's not long before the agency takes on a case that could make or break them. Plastic barrels containing dissolved human remains have been found in the basement of a house in an upmarket area of South Delhi. But this isn't just any house; this property belongs to the state government. With the crime scene in lockdown and information suppressed by the authorities, delving too deep could make Santosh a target to be eliminated."
Private gold, James Patterson
Private Johannesburg is closing down... After the tragic suicide of his partner, Khosi, Joey Montague is packing up the branch of Private they'd set up in Johannesburg with US owner Jack Morgan. The investigation agency will be scaled down until Joey can recover from this devastating loss. As he's loading the van, Joey receives a call from an American woman who has just landed in the city and needs his help. But what at first seems a simple protection job soon becomes a matter of life and death — not just for his client but for Joey himself.
The shut-in, James Patterson
Confined to a studio apartment, Tricia Celano watches the outside world through a flying drone. But when her high-tech toy records a vicious murder, she's determined to track down the killer—a killer who knows she's being watched.
The Thomas Berryman number, James Patterson
You are about to read one of the classic novels of suspense by the world's bestselling thriller writer.It starts with three terrifying murders in the American South. It ends with a relentless and unforgettable manhunt in the North. In between is the gripping story of a ruthless assassin, the woman he loves, and the beloved leader he is hired to kill.
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'
Jim Paul's & Brendan Moynihan's What I learned losing a million dollars summary., Jim Paul
Jim Paul's meteoric rise took him from a small town in Northern Kentucky to governor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, yet he lost it all—his fortune, his reputation, and his job—in one fatal attack of excessive economic hubris. In this honest, frank analysis, Paul and Brendan Moynihan revisit the events that led to Paul's disastrous decision and examine the psychological factors behind bad financial practices in several economic sectors. This book—winner of a 2014 Axiom Business Book award gold medal—begins with the unbroken string of successes that helped Paul achieve a jet-setting lifestyle and land a key spot with the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. It then describes the circumstances leading up to Paul's $1.6 million loss and the essential lessons he learned from it—primarily that, although there are as many ways to make money in the markets as there are people participating in them, all losses come from the same few sources. This summary is not intended to be used without reference to the original book.
The ice, Laline Paull
It's the day after tomorrow and the Arctic sea ice has melted. While global business carves up the new frontier, cruise ships race each other to ever-rarer wildlife sightings. The passengers of the Vanir have come seeking a polar bear. What they find is even more astonishing: a dead body. It is Tom Harding, lost in an accident three years ago and now revealed by the melting ice of Midgard glacier. Tom had come to Midgard to help launch the new venture of his best friend of thirty years, Sean Cawson, a man whose business relies on discretion and powerful connections and who was the last person to see him alive.
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 endeavored 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. Another prominent aim in this book has been to present the Christian religion and morality in their true relations, as at once mutually independent, and in the most intimate and helpful alliance, inasmuch as Christianity creates some classes of obligations, reveals others, intensifies all, and furnishes the only motive power that can insure their fulfillment.
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.
Survivor, Lesley Pearse
It is 1938 and Mariette Carrera is a defiant, strong-willed and selfish seventeen-year-old. And sooner or later, if she stays in the small, gossipy town of Russell, New Zealand, she'll get herself into some serious trouble. Her doting parents, Belle and Etienne, fear for her reputation. So, with the world on the brink of war, Mari leaves home on the SS Rimutaka, bound for her aunt and uncle's house in London. Armed with the freedom she's longed for since childhood, Mari quickly falls for Morgan, the handsome cockney steward on board ship. But once she reaches London, there are other temptations. Mari loves her new life - caught up in a whirl of dances and parties in the glittering West End, relishing her freedom as she earns her own money as a typist.
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!
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.u
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.
Infestation, Frank E Peretti
Unleashed from caves used for occult rituals, a microscopic evil invades the world—an infestation that deceives, blinds, kills, and then spreads and kills again. Is it natural, supernatural, or both? An embittered Professor McKinney must rejoin the Harbingers team in order to discover the truth and confront a monster bent on destroying humankind.
Chicken Butt's back!, Erica S Perl
A trip to the grocery store provides inspiration for new high jinks—this time with homonyms and homophones.
Ferocious Fluffity: a mighty bite-y class pet, Erica S Perl
Fluffity is the new pet in Mr. Drake's second grade class, but the kids soon discover that, rather than the cuddly animal they expected, she is a ferocious hamster who bites and chases everyone around school.
Too fat, too slutty, too loud: the rise and reign of the unruly woman, Anne Helen Petersen
From celebrity gossip expert and BuzzFeed culture writer Anne Helen Petersen comes an accessible, analytical look at how female celebrities are pushing boundaries of what it means to be an "acceptable" woman. You know the type: the woman who won't shut up, who's too brazen, too opinionated—too much. She's the unruly woman, and she embodies one of the most provocative and powerful forms of womanhood today. In Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud, Anne Helen Petersen uses the lens of "unruliness" to explore the ascension of pop culture powerhouses like Lena Dunham, Nicki Minaj, and Kim Kardashian, exploring why the public loves to love (and hate) these controversial figures. With its brisk, incisive analysis, Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud will be a conversation-starting book on what makes and breaks celebrity today.
The gathering, Will Peterson
Chiefs of industry: M?ori tribal enterprise in early colonial New Zealand, Hazel Petrie
Chiefs of Industry explores the entrepreneurial activity of Maori in the early colonial period. It focuses on two industries, coastal shipping and flourmilling, where Maori were spectacularly successful in the 1840s and 1850s - the 'golden age' of Maori enterprise. Historian Hazel Petrie shows how quickly and effectively Maori society adapted to accommodate and develop such capital-intensive investments, harnessing tribal ownership, existing skills and a keen eye for commercial advantage. She also charts the sudden decline of Maori economic success by the 1860s, as market conditions, a rapidly increasing and individualistic Pakeha population, land alienation, and other factors had a severe impact.
1, James Phelan
Sam makes a shocking discovery about the last 13 that will change everything. The shattering revelation will set the race on a dangerous course, more terrifying than even his worst nightmares. With the world in turmoil and their enemies circling closer, the last 13 assemble in Egypt to take their place in the prophecy. Can they all make it to the end or will the power beyond the Dream Gate be lost to evil forever? The last 13 is complete. The battle ends now.
2, James Phelan
At the end there is only darkness. With the final countdown now only days away, Sam and Eva must brave the dangers of Antarctica to find Alex, the twelfth Dreamer and Gear. An impossible, amazing discovery underneath the ice will bring them all closer to the end of the race, but with betrayal on every side, how can they make it out of there alive? Sam must unite the last 13. Time is running out.
3, James Phelan
Still heartbroken by the loss of his mentor, Sam discovers the next Dreamer is someone very close to him. Together they must travel to the other side of the world to find the eleventh Gear. On his voyage with Hans, Alex's dreams grow ever-more powerful as he encounters pirates, deep-sea peril and the harshest climate on earth. He will need all his resourcefulness just to survive. Racing to find the Gear in the Australian Outback, Sam and Eva must also outrun their enemies in the race for the Dream Gate.
7, James Phelan
Kidnapped from school and finding out his parents aren't who he thinks they are, Sam is suddenly running from danger at every turn. With his life and identity shattered, Sam's salvation is tied to an ancient prophecy. He is in the final battle to save the world, up against an enemy plotting to destroy us all. He alone can find the last 13.
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.
Bad Becky, Gervase Phinn
Bad Becky is cheeky, opinionated and always in some kind of trouble. But you can't help loving her! I mean wouldn't you rather hear a story about a princess who gets gobbled up by the dragon rather than another soppy one where the prince saves the Princess? And if a magician at a party was rubbish wouldn't you point it out? And who wants their horrible Great Aunt Mildred visiting? So really, Becky is just doing everyone a favour ... The first book in a wickedly funny new series for readers gaining confidence. Bad Becky's got attitude!
Bad Becky in trouble, Gervase Phinn
Bad Becky is cheeky (but charming), opinionated and always in some kind of trouble. But you can't help loving her! I mean wouldn't you rather hear a story about a princess who gets gobbled up by the dragon rather than another soppy one wher the prince saves the princess? And if a magician at a party was rubbish wouldn't you point it out? And who wants their horrible Great Aunt Mildred visiting? So really, Becky is just doing everyone a favour... A wickedly funny new series for readers gaining confidence. Bad Becky's got attitude!
Dominic's discovery, Gervase Phinn
Dominic's middle name is trouble, but not because he's got a troublesome nature, but quite simply because he's ALWAYS in the wrong place at the wrong time. So it's not surprising that he's only allowed on the school trip to Thundercliff Bay - home to pirate legend, chilling ghost stories and lost treasure - by the skin of his teeth. Or that strict Mr Risley-Newsome, who has his beady eye on him, makes him stay at the youth hostel for forgetting his walking boots. What is surprising is that a very special discovery made by Dominic saves the day when the whole class is in serious danger, and proves to everyone that sometimes he can be in the right place at the right time.
Don't tell the teacher, Gervase Phinn
Brilliantly observed as always, family, teachers, pupils and the dreaded school inspector all leap to life in this wonderfully warm and witty, brand new, poetry collection from bestseller Gervase Phinn. New kids, disobedient deputy heads, school reports and fireworks, daydreamers and embarrassing mums all make an appearance. And if read on you might even just discover the whereabouts of Colin's confiscated conkers - just don't tell the teacher!
A load of old tripe, Gervase Phinn
For eleven-year old James Joseph Johnson (or Jimmy for short) life is not always straightforward. In fact, things can be quite complicated, and don't always turn out as he'd planned. Born in 1946, Jimmy lives with his Mum and Dad in a shiny red brick terraced house in South Yorkshire near the steel works. Sometimes the air is thick and metallic tasting, with bits of soot floating around like little black snowflakes. Despite all this, Jimmy wouldn't want to live anywhere else.
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.
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.
Where there's smoke, Jodi Picoult
Serenity Jones has it all - a chateau in France, Louboutin shoes, invitations to A-list parties and a wildly successful talk-show with a three year waiting list of people dying to come on. Which doesn't include those who are already dead. Because Serenity also has a gift. She can see and hear people who have died, and this talent has taken her from living on Campbell's soup to being the psychic to the stars. And even though she's got a pyromaniac poltergeist following her around, and a Senator with a missing child, Serenity's got her sights set on an Emmy. Be careful what you wish for. Features a sample chapter of Jodi Picoult's Leaving Time.
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.
Reading the Bible supernaturally: seeing and savoring the glory of God in Scripture, John Piper
Best-selling author John Piper teaches us how to read the Bible in light of its unique ability to reveal God's glory in a way that informs our minds, transforms our hearts, and ignites our love.
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.
Die once more: A Die for me novella, Amy Plum
This one-hundred-page novella picks up where the international bestselling Die for Me trilogy ended and follows the eternally irresistible Jules Marchenoir as he leaves Paris behind for a fresh start in New York City. Jules is a revenant—an undead being whose fate forces him to sacrifice himself over and over again to save human lives. He's spent the last century flirting his way through Paris and, most recently, falling in love with his best friend's girlfriend. Loyalty and heartbreak have led him to choose a new life in NYC. Separated from his friends and his home, Jules is adrift in this dangerous new world, facing unknown enemies... until he meets a revenant named Ava. Though the battle for France has been won, an epic war between good and evil has just begun in the Big Apple, and Ava needs Jules's help to uncover the key to an American victory. Jules finds himself in the same position he crossed an ocean to escape: at risk of losing his immortal existence as well as his heart.
The works of Edgar Allan Poe. Volume 1, Edgar Allan Poe
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 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 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'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 compleat Discworld atlas, Terry Pratchett
Unseen University are proud to present the most comprehensive map and guide to the Disc yet produced. In this noble endeavour, drawing upon the hard won knowledge of many great and, inevitably, late explorers, one may locate on a detailed plan of our world such fabled realms as the Condiment Isles, trace the course of the River Kneck as it deposits silt and border disputes in equal abundance on the lands either side, and contemplate the vast deserts of Klatch and Howondaland a salutary lesson in the perils of allowing ones goats to graze unchecked. This stunning work brings to life the lands and locations of the Discworld stories in a way never seen before. Accompanied by lavish full-colour illustrations and a detailed world map, this is a must-have for any Discworld fan.
All or nothing at all, Jennifer Probst
Tristan Pierce left the family business to carve out a life of his own, but never forgot his passionate affair with the much younger, inexperienced Sydney Greene, or the hurtful breakup that tore him apart. When he's forced to return home and face his past, will he be able to carve out a future, or will lies ruin his second chance at love? Sydney Greene loved Tristan her entire life but when he left, he took not only her heart, but her trust along with him. Now that they're together again, it's time they both face the biggest secret of all.
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.
Androcles and the lion, Russell Punter
Chicken Licken, Russell Punter
Chicken Licken thinks the sky is falling down and runs to warn the king. But instead he finds Foxy Loxy. Is Chicken Licken about to become Chicken Lunch?
Danny the dragon, Russell Punter
Danny the dragon loves helping his friends with his fiery breath. But Danny is in for a nasty surprise when a stranger comes to town... A humorous tale for beginner readers, with audio narration that brings the story to life.
The dinosaur who lost his roar, Russell Punter
The inch prince, Russell Punter
When Mrs. Ping wishes for a little child, that's exactly what she gets. But there's something very unusual about this particular boy.
Little Miss Muffet, Russell Punter
Percy and the pirates, Russell Punter
When dastardly pirates capture Percy Pike, he has to use all his cunning to escape. Can Percy escape before he's forced to walk the plank? This humorously illustrated tale features audio narration, and is specially written for children just beginning to read alone.
There was a crooked man, Russell Punter
The crooked man has a crooked house and a crooked cat. Now he wants a crooked fish for his supper. But where has it gone?
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?
How to choose a partner, Susan Quilliam
Choosing a romantic partner is one of contemporary life's biggest adventures. But other aspects of modern living - being globally more mobile, a fall in religious belief, social liberalization and more job opportunities (but longer working hours) - mean meeting a mate has rarely been so challenging, and rarely so important.In How to Choose a Partner is dedicated to making our lives clearer, less puzzling and more enjoyable - by studying the big themes of life with the help of culture.
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.
Cook fast, eat well: 5 ingredients, 10 minutes, 160 recipes., Sue (Food writer) Quinn
While many cookbooks and cooking shows would have us think that cooking dinner involves long lists of ingredients and several hours of commitment in the kitchen, Sue Quinn proves that it really doesn't have to be that way. Here's how to prepare wonderful food quickly and easily with a handful of well-chosen ingredients.
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.
Expecting: the inner life of pregnancy, Chitra Ramaswamy
When Chitra Ramaswamy discovered she was pregnant, she longed for a book that went above and beyond a manual; a book that did more than describe what was happening in her growing body. One that, instead, got to the very heart of this overwhelming, confusing and exciting experience. Expecting takes the reader on a physical, emotional, philosophical and artistic odyssey through pregnancy. A memoir exploring each of the nine months of Chitra's pregnancy, Expecting is a book of intimate, strange, wild and lyrical essays that pay tribute to this most extraordinary and ordinary of experiences.
Doughnut economics: seven ways to think like a 21st-century economist, Kate Raworth
Economics is broken. It has failed to predict, let alone prevent, financial crises that have shaken the foundations of our societies. Its outdated theories have permitted a world in which extreme poverty persists while the wealth of the super-rich grows year on year. And its blind spots have led to policies that are degrading the living world on a scale that threatens all of our futures. Can it be fixed? In Doughnut Economics, Oxford academic Kate Raworth identifies seven critical ways in which mainstream economics has led us astray, and sets out a roadmap for bringing humanity into a sweet spot that meets the needs of all within the means of the planet.
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.
The seven husbands of Evelyn Hugo: a novel, Taylor Jenkins Reid
Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one in the journalism community is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why now? Monique is not exactly on top of the world. Her husband, David, has left her, and her career has stagnated. Regardless of why Evelyn has chosen her to write her biography, Monique is determined to use this opportunity to jumpstart her career. Summoned to Evelyn's Upper East Side apartment, Monique listens as Evelyn unfurls her story: from making her way to Los Angeles in the 1950s to her decision to leave show business in the late 80s, and, of course, the seven husbands along the way.
Emancipated, M G (Maria Guadalupe) Reyes
Legally liberated from parental control for different reasons, six teenagers share a house in Venice Beach, acting as a family, while harbouring dangerous secrets. How far will they go to hide their pasts from each other? Who are they willing to betray to protect their future?
Incriminated: an Emancipated novel, M G (Maria Guadalupe) Reyes
Six teens legally liberated from parental control are thrown into danger when a new houseguest arrives at their Venice Beach house.
Vindicated, M G (Maria Guadalupe) Reyes
The six Venice Beach housemates have made some life-alteringly bad decisions since they were each legally emancipated from their parents, including confronting a killer. And the consequences have been deadly. Now they're laying low, trying to find a way out of this mess without getting themselves killed when one of the housemates disappears, two fall in love, and another betrays them all. And when the secrets they've been keeping are finally laid bare, they'll wish they'd never started looking for answers in the first place.
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.
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.
Somewhere between luck and trust., Emilie Richards
The swallow's nest, Emilie Richards
When Lilia Swallow's husband, Graham, goes into remission after a challenging year of treatment for lymphoma, the home and lifestyle blogger throws a party. Their best friends and colleagues attend to celebrate his recovery, but just as the party is in full swing, a new guest arrives. She presents Lilia with a beautiful baby boy, and vanishes.
The clockwise man, Justin Richards
In 1920s London the Doctor and Rose find themselves caught up in the hunt for a mysterious murderer. But not everyone or everything is what they seem. Secrets lie behind locked doors and inhuman killers roam the streets. Who is the Painted Lady and why is she so interested in the Doctor? How can a cat return from the dead? Can anyone be trusted to tell or even to know the truth? With the faceless killers closing in, the Doctor and Rose must solve the mystery of the Clockwise Man before London itself is destroyed...
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.
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.
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.
Invasion, Clifford Riley
Dan Cahill loves hanging out with his new friend, Atticus Rosenbloom, a child prodigy whose genius IQ doesn't stop him from playing video games or practicing ninja moves. It's a relief to get to pretend to be a normal kid for once, and not worry about finding Clues or looking out for Vespers. But when Rosenbloom's house is attacked by strange intruders, Dan has to rely on his Cahill training to keep them out. Are they normal burglars? Or does the Rosenbloom family have a secret of its own?
Silent night , Clifford Riley
The year is 1914 and war is raging in Europe. Eager to win glory for the Lucian branch, sixteen-year-old Rupert Davenport (Ian Kabra's ancestor) sneaks off to France to join the fighting. But the reality of battle is unlike anything Rupert imagined. Even if he survives the bullets and explosions, he'll have to face an even deadlier threat: the Vespers—the Cahill family's rivals who are plotting a dangerous scheme behind enemy lines.Yet just when Rupert's about to lose hope, Christmas Eve arrives and Rupert witnesses something that changes everything he thought he knew about war... and his own family. Is it a holiday miracle? Or a twisted game designed to destroy the Cahills?
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.
The beautiful haircut, 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 the best hairdresser in the world! She can make her dolls' hair beautiful. Can she make her own hair beautiful, too?
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 perfect present, Sally Rippin
Billie is bursting with excitement. It is Christmas tomorrow! She knows her presents must be hidden somewhere. A bit of peeking won't hurt, will it?
The pocket money blues, Sally Rippin
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 wayward witch & the feelings monster, Sally Rippin
Who ever heard of a witch and a monster being friends? Everyone knows that witches don't mix with monsters. Witches are educated, clever, sophisticated. But monsters? Monsters are just uncouth. Some are even dangerous. But Polly the witch and Buster the feelings monster have been best friends forever. It's the sort of friendship that makes your heart squeeze with happiness. Somehow, they've managed to keep their friendship a secret. Until one day, when everything changes.
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?
Emergency at Inglewood, Alison Roberts
Kathryn Mercer and Tim McGrath were intensely attracted at first sight. But the petite, stunning blonde was off-limits, so Tim tried to forget her. Easier said than done! Now Kat is Tim's new paramedic partner in a busy New Zealand fire station. And as they work together, racing to save lives, the attraction becomes overwhelming. Tim knows he shouldn't get involved - but Kat has a dangerous secret, and he is the only one who can help her.
The surrogate's unexpected miracle, Alison Roberts
Their unexpected family...Ellie Thomas was meant to be a surrogate mum to the baby growing inside her, but when her best friend abandons her, everything changes. The moment her son is born Ellie knows she could never give him up! But the one person she can turn to for help is the doctor who delivered her child. Dr Luke Gilmore didn't have a picture-perfect childhood, but he instinctively wants to protect Ellie and her baby. He was only passing through, but he may have just found a reason to stay...
Rio de Janeiro, Alex Robinson
DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Rio de Janeiro will lead you straight to the very best on offer. Whether you're looking for the things not to miss at the Top 10 sights, or want to find the best nightspots; this guide is the perfect pocket-sized companion.
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.
Dry bones that dream, Peter Robinson
It was 2.47 a.m. when Chief Inspector Alan Banks arrived at the barn and saw the body of Keith Rothwell for the first time. Only hours earlier two masked men had walked the mild-mannered accountant out of his farmhouse and clinically blasted him with a shotgun. Clearly this is a professional hit — but Keith was hardly the sort of person to make deadly enemies. Or was he? For the police investigation soon raises more questions than answers. And who, exactly, is Robert Calvert? The more Banks scratches the surface, the more he wonders what lies beneath the veneer of the apparently happy Rothwell family. And when his old sparring partner Detective Superintendent Richard Burgess arrives from Scotland Yard, the case takes yet another unexpected twist.
The joy plan: how I took 30 days to stop worrying, quit complaining, and find ridiculous happiness, Kaia Roman
As a mother, a wife, and a businesswoman, Kaia Roman always had a plan. But when her biggest plan, the business she co-founded, collapsed, Kaia found herself crushed by depression. And what felt even worse was that, with a husband and two kids relying on her to get out of bed, she didn't have a plan to move forward. Determined to turn her life around and put her ingrained habits of stress and anxiety behind her, Kaia decided to put everything else on hold and dedicate thirty days to the singular pursuit of joy. The results were astonishing - and lasted much longer than the initial month-long project.
The psychopath test: a journey through the madness industry, Jon Ronson
In this madcap journey, a bestselling journalist investigates psychopaths and the industry of doctors, scientists, and everyone else who studies them. The Psychopath Test is a fascinating journey through the minds of madness. Jon Ronson's exploration of a potential hoax being played on the world's top neurologists takes him, unexpectedly, into the heart of the madness industry. An influential psychologist who is convinced that many important CEOs and politicians are, in fact, psychopaths teaches Ronson how to spot these high-flying individuals by looking out for little telltale verbal and nonverbal clues.
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
Collared., David Rosenfelt
Lawyer Andy Carpenter's true passion is the Tara Foundation, the dog rescue organization he runs with his friend Willie Miller. All kinds of dogs make their way to the foundation, and it isn't that surprising to find a dog abandoned at the shelter one morning, though it was accompanied by a mysterious anonymous note. But they are quite surprised when they scan the dog's embedded chip, and discover that they know this dog. He is the "DNA dog."Two and a half years ago, Jill Hickman was a single mother of an adopted baby. Her baby and dog were kidnapped in broad daylight in Eastside Park, and they haven't been seen since. A tip came in that ID'd a former boyfriend of Hickman's, Keith Wachtel, as the kidnapper. A search of his house showed no sign of the child but did uncover more incriminating evidence, and the clincher that generated Wachtel's arrest was some dog hair, notable since Wachtel did not have a dog.
Seducing Shakespeare, Tabitha Ross
William Shakespeare has fallen in love with the beautiful Marietta DiSonna. Her fiery heart has inspired his sonnets and her steady gaze, his plays. But what Shakespeare doesn't know is that all the men and women are merely players in a grand production, and even Marietta is acting a role. Unless Shakespeare can seduce her in return...
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.
The castle crime, Ron Roy
While visiting London, Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose solve a mystery and meet the Queen.
Mayflower treasure hunt, Ron Roy
When Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose visit Plymouth, Massachusetts for Thanksgiving, they uncover a mystery that dates back to the landing of the Pilgrims.
The New Year dragon dilemma, Ron Roy
Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose are enjoying a visit to San Francisco when Holden, their college-age tour guide, is accused of abducting Miss Chinatown from the Chinese New Year parade and stealing her valuable crown.
Operation orca, Ron Roy
Thar she blows! Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose are on an Alaskan whale watching adventure. On their first day, they see a mother orca and her calf. But the next day, the baby orca is missing! The calf needs its mother's milk.
Secret admirer, Ron Roy
It's Valentine's Day in Green Lawn! But Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose just aren't feeling the love this year. Valentine's Day was so much more fun when they were little. Then they each start getting messages and clues from a secret admirer! Can the kids figure out who wants to be their Valentine? The alphabet is over, but the mysteries continue in this eighth A to Z Mysteries Super Edition, featuring a 26-letter secret message hidden in the illustrations.
Sleepy Hollow sleepover, Ron Roy
Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose are enjoying Halloween fun in Sleepy Hollow, New York, but when unplanned spooky things start happening, they invevestigate whether a real headless horseman might be to blame.
White House white-out, Ron Roy
When Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose visit Washington, D.C., just before Christmas, they are inadvertently caught up in a kidnapping plot that was intended for the president's dog, but also involves the president's stepdaughter and her friend Marshall.
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 Renée 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!
Greed, Chris Ryan
Fresh out of the SAS, Matt Browning owes #500,000 and if he doesn't get the money soon, he dies. Offered a lifeline by MI5, he and a team are sanctioned to steal $10 million from al-Queda. But after the money is stolen, an expert assassin stalks the team. And Matt knows that he is next.
Hostage, Chris Ryan
Alex, Li, Paulo, Hex, Amber, five kids, who are a highly-skilled squad to help in the international fight against evil. Flying to Alaska to investigate reports of illegal dumping of toxic waste, they must cross the harsh land, and come face-to-face with a man who is ready to kill them to stop them.
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.
Lie to me, Jess Ryder
Three minutes. That's all it takes for Meredith's entire world to fall apart when she watches the videotape of her four-year-old self with Becca, the mother who abandoned her. Meredith can't believe what her eyes have seen. Yet what if her memory has locked away the painful reality of her childhood? Can there be any truth in the strange and dangerous story her mother forced her to tell on camera? The search for answers leads Meredith to Darkwater Pool, the scene of the murder of a young woman, Cara, over 30 years ago. What could possibly be the link between her mother and the victim? To find the truth Meredith must search through a past that is not her own. The problem is, she's not the only one looking.
Set me free, Daniela (Novelist) Sacerdoti
Margherita's marriage is slowly falling apart. Getting pregnant after trying for so long may have been a fabulous surprise for her, but for her husband it was the last straw. When she needs him most, her husband is just not th