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Cain Chelsea Evil at Heart
Since serial killer Gretchen Lowell went on the run, following Detective Archie Sheridan's latest near-fatal encounter with her, the city of Portland has descended into Beauty Killer hysteria. Even fan sites have sprung up online, where admirers of Gretchen can congregate to discuss their heroine. When a spleen is discovered at a local rest stop, Detective Henry Sobol is at first sceptical it is Gretchen's work. It is only when he sees the rest stop's wall -covered in hundreds of tiny red hearts that Henry realises its time to contact Archie… Archie Sheridan has spent the last few month's in the city's psychiatric hospital, battling with his addiction to painkillers and his strange obsession with the woman who tortured him. But soon he, along with the Beauty Killer taskforce and journalist Susan Ward, find themselves investigating a new spate of killings -when bodies start to turn up at local beauty spots, their eye-balls removed. Could this be the work of a copy-cat? Or has Gretchen really returned? One thing is certain, whoever is behind these brutal murders, they will do whatever it takes to get to Archie…
Cain Chelsea Evil at Heart
Since serial killer Gretchen Lowell went on the run, following Detective Archie Sheridan's latest near-fatal encounter with her, the city of Portland has descended into Beauty Killer hysteria. Even fan sites have sprung up online, where admirers of Gretchen can congregate to discuss their heroine. When a spleen is discovered at a local rest stop, Detective Henry Sobol is at first sceptical it is Gretchen's work. It is only when he sees the rest stop's wall -covered in hundreds of tiny red hearts that Henry realises its time to contact Archie… Archie Sheridan has spent the last few month's in the city's psychiatric hospital, battling with his addiction to painkillers and his strange obsession with the woman who tortured him. But soon he, along with the Beauty Killer taskforce and journalist Susan Ward, find themselves investigating a new spate of killings -when bodies start to turn up at local beauty spots, their eye-balls removed. Could this be the work of a copy-cat? Or has Gretchen really returned? One thing is certain, whoever is behind these brutal murders, they will do whatever it takes to get to Archie…
Coben Harlan Caught
Seventeen-year-old Haley McWaid is a good girl, the pride of her suburban New Jersey family, headed off to college next year with all the hopes and dreams her doting parents can pin on her. Which is why, when her mother wakes one morning to find that Haley never came home the night before and three months quickly pass without word from the girl, the community assumes the worst. Wendy Tynes is a reporter on a mission: to bring down sexual predators via elaborate - and nationally televised-sting operations. Wendy and her team have shamed dozens of men by the time she encounters her latest target. Dan Mercer is a social worker known as a friend to troubled teens, but his story soon becomes more complicated than Wendy could have imagined.
Coben Harlan Caught
Seventeen-year-old Haley McWaid is a good girl, the pride of her suburban New Jersey family, headed off to college next year with all the hopes and dreams her doting parents can pin on her. Which is why, when her mother wakes one morning to find that Haley never came home the night before and three months quickly pass without word from the girl, the community assumes the worst. Wendy Tynes is a reporter on a mission: to bring down sexual predators via elaborate - and nationally televised-sting operations. Wendy and her team have shamed dozens of men by the time she encounters her latest target. Dan Mercer is a social worker known as a friend to troubled teens, but his story soon becomes more complicated than Wendy could have imagined.
King Stephen The Green Mile
At Cold Mountain Penitentiary, along the lonely stretch of cells known as the Green Mile, condemned killers such as "Billy the Kid" Wharton and the possessed Eduard Delacroix await death strapped in "Old Sparky". But good or evil, innocent or guilty, prisoner or guard, none has ever seen the brutal likes of the new prisoner, John Coffey, sentenced to death for raping and murdering two young girls. Is Coffey a devil in human form? Or is he a far, far different kind of being? There are more wonders in heaven and hell than anyone at Cold Mountain can imagine and one of those wonders might just have stepped in amongst them.
King Stephen The Green Mile
At Cold Mountain Penitentiary, along the lonely stretch of cells known as the Green Mile, condemned killers such as "Billy the Kid" Wharton and the possessed Eduard Delacroix await death strapped in "Old Sparky". But good or evil, innocent or guilty, prisoner or guard, none has ever seen the brutal likes of the new prisoner, John Coffey, sentenced to death for raping and murdering two young girls. Is Coffey a devil in human form? Or is he a far, far different kind of being? There are more wonders in heaven and hell than anyone at Cold Mountain can imagine and one of those wonders might just have stepped in amongst them.
Pratchett Terry Eric
Eric is the Discworld's only demonology hacker. Pity be's not very good at it. All he wants is his three wishes granted. Nothing fancy: to be immortal, to rule the world and have the most beautiful woman in the world fall madly in love with him. The usual stuff. But instead of a tractable demon, trie calls up Rincewind, the most incompetent wizard in the universe, and his extremely intractable and hostile travel accessory, the luggage. With them on his side, trie's in for a ride through space and time that is bound to make him wish (quite fervently) again this time that he'd never been born.
Pratchett Terry Eric
Eric is the Discworld's only demonology hacker. Pity be's not very good at it. All he wants is his three wishes granted. Nothing fancy: to be immortal, to rule the world and have the most beautiful woman in the world fall madly in love with him. The usual stuff. But instead of a tractable demon, trie calls up Rincewind, the most incompetent wizard in the universe, and his extremely intractable and hostile travel accessory, the luggage. With them on his side, trie's in for a ride through space and time that is bound to make him wish (quite fervently) again this time that he'd never been born.
Berry Steve The Paris Vendetta
The only thing rarer than the vintage editions Cotton Malone sells in his Copenhagen bookshop is the time he actually gets to spend there. Retirement has been anything but relaxing for the onetime U.S. government operative, whos been drawn into one perilous adventure after another, crisscrossing the globe from the Sinai Desert to Antarctica, while racing to uncover some of the most precious secrets in recorded history. Back home in Denmark, Malones barely had a chance to rest and regroup after his last high-risk mission when trouble comes knocking again. Actually, it breaks and enters-in the form of an American Secret Service agent with a pair of would-be assassins on his heels. Malone has his doubts about the anxious young man, but narrowly surviving a ferocious firefight convinces Malone to follow his unexpected new ally into the night-and into another all-too-close encounter with certain danger. Their first stop is the secluded country estate of Malones good friend Henrik Thorvaldsen. The wily Danish tycoons eyes and ears around the world have uncovered the insidious plans of the Paris Club, a cabal of multimillionaires out to manipulate the global economy. Only by matching wits with a murderous terrorist-for-hire, foiling a catastrophic attack, and plunging into a desperate hunt for the legendary lost treasure of Napoleon Bonaparte can Malone hope to avert international financial anarchy. But Thorvaldsens objective is much more personal: to avenge at any cost the murder of his beloved son by the larcenous aristocrat at the heart of the conspiracy. Through the storied streets and cathedrals of Paris, a breathless game of duplicity and death will be played, all to claim a prize of untold value-or to suffer consequences of unthinkable magnitude.
Berry Steve The Paris Vendetta
The only thing rarer than the vintage editions Cotton Malone sells in his Copenhagen bookshop is the time he actually gets to spend there. Retirement has been anything but relaxing for the onetime U.S. government operative, whos been drawn into one perilous adventure after another, crisscrossing the globe from the Sinai Desert to Antarctica, while racing to uncover some of the most precious secrets in recorded history. Back home in Denmark, Malones barely had a chance to rest and regroup after his last high-risk mission when trouble comes knocking again. Actually, it breaks and enters-in the form of an American Secret Service agent with a pair of would-be assassins on his heels. Malone has his doubts about the anxious young man, but narrowly surviving a ferocious firefight convinces Malone to follow his unexpected new ally into the night-and into another all-too-close encounter with certain danger. Their first stop is the secluded country estate of Malones good friend Henrik Thorvaldsen. The wily Danish tycoons eyes and ears around the world have uncovered the insidious plans of the Paris Club, a cabal of multimillionaires out to manipulate the global economy. Only by matching wits with a murderous terrorist-for-hire, foiling a catastrophic attack, and plunging into a desperate hunt for the legendary lost treasure of Napoleon Bonaparte can Malone hope to avert international financial anarchy. But Thorvaldsens objective is much more personal: to avenge at any cost the murder of his beloved son by the larcenous aristocrat at the heart of the conspiracy. Through the storied streets and cathedrals of Paris, a breathless game of duplicity and death will be played, all to claim a prize of untold value-or to suffer consequences of unthinkable magnitude.
Pasulka Brigid Long Long Time Ago Essentially True
With a touch of Marina Lewycka and a dash of Captain Corelli's Mandolin, this is storytelling that gets under your skin and forces you to press copies into your best friends hands.
Pasulka Brigid Long Long Time Ago Essentially True
With a touch of Marina Lewycka and a dash of Captain Corelli's Mandolin, this is storytelling that gets under your skin and forces you to press copies into your best friends hands.
Picoult Jodi House Rules
Jacob Hunt is a teenager: brilliant at maths, wicked sense of humour, extraordinarily organised, hopeless at reading social cues. And Jacob has Asperger's. He is locked in his own world - aware of the world outside, and wanting to make a connection. Jacob tries to be like everyone else, but doesn't know how. When his tutor is found dead, all the hallmark behaviours of Jacob's syndrome - not looking someone in the eye, odd movements, inappropriate actions - start looking a lot like guilt to the police. And Jacob's mother must ask herself the hardest question in the world: is her child capable of murder?
Picoult Jodi House Rules
Jacob Hunt is a teenager: brilliant at maths, wicked sense of humour, extraordinarily organised, hopeless at reading social cues. And Jacob has Asperger's. He is locked in his own world - aware of the world outside, and wanting to make a connection. Jacob tries to be like everyone else, but doesn't know how. When his tutor is found dead, all the hallmark behaviours of Jacob's syndrome - not looking someone in the eye, odd movements, inappropriate actions - start looking a lot like guilt to the police. And Jacob's mother must ask herself the hardest question in the world: is her child capable of murder?
Picoult Jodi My Sister's Keeper
Then the test results come back time and again to show that no one in their family is a match for Kate. If they are to find a donor for the crucial bone marrow transplant she needs, there is only one option: creating another baby, specifically designed to save her sister. For Sara, it seems the ideal solution. Not only does Kate live, but she gets a beautiful new daughter, Anna, too. Until the moment Anna hands Sara the papers that will rock her whole world. Because, aged thirteen, Anna has decided that she doesn't want to help Kate live any more. She is suing her parents for the rights to her own body.
Picoult Jodi My Sister's Keeper
Then the test results come back time and again to show that no one in their family is a match for Kate. If they are to find a donor for the crucial bone marrow transplant she needs, there is only one option: creating another baby, specifically designed to save her sister. For Sara, it seems the ideal solution. Not only does Kate live, but she gets a beautiful new daughter, Anna, too. Until the moment Anna hands Sara the papers that will rock her whole world. Because, aged thirteen, Anna has decided that she doesn't want to help Kate live any more. She is suing her parents for the rights to her own body.
King Stephen Just After Sunset
Just after sunset, as darkness grips the imagination, is the time when you feel the unexpected creep into the every day. As familiar journeys take a different turn, ordinary objects assume extraordinary powers. A blind intruder visits a dying man - and saves his life, with a kiss. A woman receives a phone call from her husband. Her late husband. In the emotional aftermath of her baby's sudden death, Emily starts running. And running. Her curiosity leads her right into the hands of a murderer . . . and soon her legs are her only hope for survival. Enter a world of masterful suspense, dark comedy and thrilling twists which will keep you riveted from the first page. Enter the world of No. 1 bestseller Stephen King.
King Stephen Just After Sunset
Just after sunset, as darkness grips the imagination, is the time when you feel the unexpected creep into the every day. As familiar journeys take a different turn, ordinary objects assume extraordinary powers. A blind intruder visits a dying man - and saves his life, with a kiss. A woman receives a phone call from her husband. Her late husband. In the emotional aftermath of her baby's sudden death, Emily starts running. And running. Her curiosity leads her right into the hands of a murderer . . . and soon her legs are her only hope for survival. Enter a world of masterful suspense, dark comedy and thrilling twists which will keep you riveted from the first page. Enter the world of No. 1 bestseller Stephen King.
Mitchell Margaret Gone with the Wind
Tomorrow is another day… Set against the dramatic backdrop of the American Civil War in 1860s Atlanta, Margaret Mitchell's magnificent historical epic is an unforgettable story of love and loss, of a nation mortally divided and a people forever changed. Above all, it tells one of the most famous and enduring love stories of all time - between Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Butler.
Mitchell Margaret Gone with the Wind
Tomorrow is another day… Set against the dramatic backdrop of the American Civil War in 1860s Atlanta, Margaret Mitchell's magnificent historical epic is an unforgettable story of love and loss, of a nation mortally divided and a people forever changed. Above all, it tells one of the most famous and enduring love stories of all time - between Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Butler.
Holmes Lucy-Anne 50 Ways to Find a Lover
Sarah Sargeant has been single for three years and nine months. She has just spent five months plucking up the courage to ask out a balding man with a paunch who works in her local pub. The gentleman in question informed her that he would rather stay in and watch the Narnia movie on DVD. Her pride has not just been bruised, it's been disembowelled. And she vows it's the last time she will ever reach out to a member of the opposite sex. But her family and friends have other ideas. They enter her into a reality TV show against her will, persuade her to go speed dating and, even more radically, they encourage her to start a blog. Suddenly Sarah Sargeant is on a mission.
Holmes Lucy-Anne 50 Ways to Find a Lover
Sarah Sargeant has been single for three years and nine months. She has just spent five months plucking up the courage to ask out a balding man with a paunch who works in her local pub. The gentleman in question informed her that he would rather stay in and watch the Narnia movie on DVD. Her pride has not just been bruised, it's been disembowelled. And she vows it's the last time she will ever reach out to a member of the opposite sex. But her family and friends have other ideas. They enter her into a reality TV show against her will, persuade her to go speed dating and, even more radically, they encourage her to start a blog. Suddenly Sarah Sargeant is on a mission.
Jenkins Roy Churchill
The most celebrated Prime Minister of the twentieth century and arguably the most renowned British Prime Minister ever, Winston Churchill is an icon of modern history. But, though he was at the forefront of the political scene for almost sixty years, were it not for the Second World War he might be remembered as nothing more than a minor player in the dramas of British government. In this brilliant account Roy Jenkins analyses Churchill's exceptional character in all its strengths and attendant weaknesses. Drawing on his own experience, as well as his formidable knowledge of the political history of Britain, Jenkins illuminates Churchill's parliamentary career through its campaigns, elections, and changes of allegiance, its troughs and its peaks. The close attention paid in this book to Churchill's political life shows just how wide his parliamentary experience was. For almost sixty years, from the creation of South Africa to the drawing of the Iron Curtain, his life was Westminster. Jenkins dazzlingly evokes the spirit of these years with a profound political understanding while also evaluating the other main strand of Churchill's career, his prolific writing. The progress and events of the Second World War are followed in detail, reminding us how precariously Britain stood on a knife-edge between 1939 and 1941. The ballast of Churchill, as this book testifies, was integral to victory and survival. Exceptional in its breadth of knowledge and distinguished in its style, Churchill is enlivened with humour and highlighted with a penetrating intelligence. It is already the benchmark work on this great man.
Jenkins Roy Churchill
The most celebrated Prime Minister of the twentieth century and arguably the most renowned British Prime Minister ever, Winston Churchill is an icon of modern history. But, though he was at the forefront of the political scene for almost sixty years, were it not for the Second World War he might be remembered as nothing more than a minor player in the dramas of British government. In this brilliant account Roy Jenkins analyses Churchill's exceptional character in all its strengths and attendant weaknesses. Drawing on his own experience, as well as his formidable knowledge of the political history of Britain, Jenkins illuminates Churchill's parliamentary career through its campaigns, elections, and changes of allegiance, its troughs and its peaks. The close attention paid in this book to Churchill's political life shows just how wide his parliamentary experience was. For almost sixty years, from the creation of South Africa to the drawing of the Iron Curtain, his life was Westminster. Jenkins dazzlingly evokes the spirit of these years with a profound political understanding while also evaluating the other main strand of Churchill's career, his prolific writing. The progress and events of the Second World War are followed in detail, reminding us how precariously Britain stood on a knife-edge between 1939 and 1941. The ballast of Churchill, as this book testifies, was integral to victory and survival. Exceptional in its breadth of knowledge and distinguished in its style, Churchill is enlivened with humour and highlighted with a penetrating intelligence. It is already the benchmark work on this great man.
Jenkins Roy Churchill
The most celebrated Prime Minister of the twentieth century and arguably the most renowned British Prime Minister ever, Winston Churchill is an icon of modern history. But, though he was at the forefront of the political scene for almost sixty years, were it not for the Second World War he might be remembered as nothing more than a minor player in the dramas of British government. In this brilliant account Roy Jenkins analyses Churchill's exceptional character in all its strengths and attendant weaknesses. Drawing on his own experience, as well as his formidable knowledge of the political history of Britain, Jenkins illuminates Churchill's parliamentary career through its campaigns, elections, and changes of allegiance, its troughs and its peaks. The close attention paid in this book to Churchill's political life shows just how wide his parliamentary experience was. For almost sixty years, from the creation of South Africa to the drawing of the Iron Curtain, his life was Westminster. Jenkins dazzlingly evokes the spirit of these years with a profound political understanding while also evaluating the other main strand of Churchill's career, his prolific writing. The progress and events of the Second World War are followed in detail, reminding us how precariously Britain stood on a knife-edge between 1939 and 1941. The ballast of Churchill, as this book testifies, was integral to victory and survival. Exceptional in its breadth of knowledge and distinguished in its style, Churchill is enlivened with humour and highlighted with a penetrating intelligence. It is already the benchmark work on this great man.
Levy Andrea The Long Song
Small Island introduced Andrea Levy to America and was acclaimed as 'a triumph' (San Francisco Chronicle). It won both the Orange Prize and the Whitbread Book of the Year Award, and has sold over a million copies worldwide. With The Long Song, Levy once again reinvents the historical novel. Told in the irresistibly willful and intimate voice of Miss July, with some editorial assistance from her son, Thomas, The Long Song is at once defiant, funny, and shocking. The child of a field slave on the Amity sugar plantation, July lives with her mother until Mrs. Caroline Mortimer, a recently transplanted English widow, decides to move her into the great house and rename her 'Marguerite.' Resourceful and mischievous, July soon becomes indispensable to her mistress. Together they live through the bloody Baptist war, followed by the violent and chaotic end of slavery. Taught to read and write so that she can help her mistress run the business, July remains bound to the plantation despite her 'freedom.' It is the arrival of a young English overseer, Robert Goodwin, that will dramatically change life in the great house for both July and her mistress. Prompted and provoked by her son's persistent questioning, July's resilience and heartbreak are gradually revealed in this extraordinarily powerful story of slavery, revolution, freedom, and love.
Levy Andrea The Long Song
Small Island introduced Andrea Levy to America and was acclaimed as 'a triumph' (San Francisco Chronicle). It won both the Orange Prize and the Whitbread Book of the Year Award, and has sold over a million copies worldwide. With The Long Song, Levy once again reinvents the historical novel. Told in the irresistibly willful and intimate voice of Miss July, with some editorial assistance from her son, Thomas, The Long Song is at once defiant, funny, and shocking. The child of a field slave on the Amity sugar plantation, July lives with her mother until Mrs. Caroline Mortimer, a recently transplanted English widow, decides to move her into the great house and rename her 'Marguerite.' Resourceful and mischievous, July soon becomes indispensable to her mistress. Together they live through the bloody Baptist war, followed by the violent and chaotic end of slavery. Taught to read and write so that she can help her mistress run the business, July remains bound to the plantation despite her 'freedom.' It is the arrival of a young English overseer, Robert Goodwin, that will dramatically change life in the great house for both July and her mistress. Prompted and provoked by her son's persistent questioning, July's resilience and heartbreak are gradually revealed in this extraordinarily powerful story of slavery, revolution, freedom, and love.
Harkness Deborah A Discovery of Witches
A richly inventive novel about a centuries-old vampire, a spellbound witch, and the mysterious manuscript that draws them together. Deep in the stacks of Oxford's Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library. Diana has stumbled upon a coveted treasure lost for centuries-and she is the only creature who can break its spell. Debut novelist Deborah Harkness has crafted a mesmerizing and addictive read, equal parts history and magic, romance and suspense. Diana is a bold heroine who meets her equal in vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont, and gradually warms up to him as their alliance deepens into an intimacy that violates age-old taboos. This smart, sophisticated story harks back to the novels of Anne Rice, but it is as contemporary and sensual as the Twilight series-with an extra serving of historical realism.
Harkness Deborah A Discovery of Witches
A richly inventive novel about a centuries-old vampire, a spellbound witch, and the mysterious manuscript that draws them together. Deep in the stacks of Oxford's Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library. Diana has stumbled upon a coveted treasure lost for centuries-and she is the only creature who can break its spell. Debut novelist Deborah Harkness has crafted a mesmerizing and addictive read, equal parts history and magic, romance and suspense. Diana is a bold heroine who meets her equal in vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont, and gradually warms up to him as their alliance deepens into an intimacy that violates age-old taboos. This smart, sophisticated story harks back to the novels of Anne Rice, but it is as contemporary and sensual as the Twilight series-with an extra serving of historical realism.
Galsworthy John The Forsyte Saga: To Let (3)
Soames Forsyte has built a good life for himself with his second wife Annette. And he has a new focus and purpose; his beautiful, beloved daughter Fleur. But the sins of the father come flooding back to cast a shadow over his child's future. When Fleur, a vibrant and impetuous young woman, catches the eye of warm-hearted and idealistic Jon Forsyte at a chance meeting, it seems fate is determined to torture them all with the hurts of the past...
Galsworthy John The Forsyte Saga: To Let (3)
Soames Forsyte has built a good life for himself with his second wife Annette. And he has a new focus and purpose; his beautiful, beloved daughter Fleur. But the sins of the father come flooding back to cast a shadow over his child's future. When Fleur, a vibrant and impetuous young woman, catches the eye of warm-hearted and idealistic Jon Forsyte at a chance meeting, it seems fate is determined to torture them all with the hurts of the past...
Dahl Roald Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
For the first time in a decade, Willy Wonka, the reclusive and eccentric chocolate maker, is opening his doors to the public--well, five members of the public to be exact. The lucky five who find a Golden Ticket in their Wonka chocolate bars will receive a private tour of the factory, given by Mr. Wonka himself. For young Charlie Bucket, this is a dream come true. And, when he finds a dollar bill in the street, he can't help but buy two Wonka's Whipple-Scrumptious Fudgemallow Delights--even though his impoverished family could certainly use the extra dollar for food. But as Charlie unwraps the second chocolate bar, he sees the glimmer of gold just under the wrapper! The very next day, Charlie, along with his unworthy fellow winners Mike Teavee, Veruca Salt, Violet Beauregarde and Augustus Gloop, steps through the factory gates to discover whether or not the rumors surrounding the Chocolate Factory and its mysterious owner are true. What they find is that the gossip can't compare to the extraordinary truth, and for Charlie, life will never be the same again. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, another unforgettable masterpiece from the legendary Roald Dahl, never fails to delight, thrill and utterly captivate.
Dahl Roald Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
For the first time in a decade, Willy Wonka, the reclusive and eccentric chocolate maker, is opening his doors to the public--well, five members of the public to be exact. The lucky five who find a Golden Ticket in their Wonka chocolate bars will receive a private tour of the factory, given by Mr. Wonka himself. For young Charlie Bucket, this is a dream come true. And, when he finds a dollar bill in the street, he can't help but buy two Wonka's Whipple-Scrumptious Fudgemallow Delights--even though his impoverished family could certainly use the extra dollar for food. But as Charlie unwraps the second chocolate bar, he sees the glimmer of gold just under the wrapper! The very next day, Charlie, along with his unworthy fellow winners Mike Teavee, Veruca Salt, Violet Beauregarde and Augustus Gloop, steps through the factory gates to discover whether or not the rumors surrounding the Chocolate Factory and its mysterious owner are true. What they find is that the gossip can't compare to the extraordinary truth, and for Charlie, life will never be the same again. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, another unforgettable masterpiece from the legendary Roald Dahl, never fails to delight, thrill and utterly captivate.
Dahl Roald Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
For the first time in a decade, Willy Wonka, the reclusive and eccentric chocolate maker, is opening his doors to the public--well, five members of the public to be exact. The lucky five who find a Golden Ticket in their Wonka chocolate bars will receive a private tour of the factory, given by Mr. Wonka himself. For young Charlie Bucket, this is a dream come true. And, when he finds a dollar bill in the street, he can't help but buy two Wonka's Whipple-Scrumptious Fudgemallow Delights--even though his impoverished family could certainly use the extra dollar for food. But as Charlie unwraps the second chocolate bar, he sees the glimmer of gold just under the wrapper! The very next day, Charlie, along with his unworthy fellow winners Mike Teavee, Veruca Salt, Violet Beauregarde and Augustus Gloop, steps through the factory gates to discover whether or not the rumors surrounding the Chocolate Factory and its mysterious owner are true. What they find is that the gossip can't compare to the extraordinary truth, and for Charlie, life will never be the same again. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, another unforgettable masterpiece from the legendary Roald Dahl, never fails to delight, thrill and utterly captivate.
Dahl Roald Matilda
Matilda's parents have called her some terrible things - but the truth is she's a genius and they're the stupid ones. Underestimating Matilda proves to be a big mistake as they, along with her horrible headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, are soon to discover! Here is Roald Dahl's original novel of a little girl with extraordinary powers. This much-loved story has recently been made into a wonderful new musical, adapted by Dennis Kelly with music and lyrics by Tim Minchin.
Dahl Roald Matilda
Matilda's parents have called her some terrible things - but the truth is she's a genius and they're the stupid ones. Underestimating Matilda proves to be a big mistake as they, along with her horrible headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, are soon to discover! Here is Roald Dahl's original novel of a little girl with extraordinary powers. This much-loved story has recently been made into a wonderful new musical, adapted by Dennis Kelly with music and lyrics by Tim Minchin.
Dahl Roald Matilda
Matilda's parents have called her some terrible things - but the truth is she's a genius and they're the stupid ones. Underestimating Matilda proves to be a big mistake as they, along with her horrible headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, are soon to discover! Here is Roald Dahl's original novel of a little girl with extraordinary powers. This much-loved story has recently been made into a wonderful new musical, adapted by Dennis Kelly with music and lyrics by Tim Minchin.
Stewart Mary Nine Coaches Waiting
After a rather drab existence in an English orphanage Linda Martin is appointed governess to the nine-year-old owner of the Chateau Valmy in the French Alps. During little Philippe's minority the estates are being managed by his crippled uncle Leon, and Leon's handsome son Raoul. All seems delightful, but there are tensions below the smooth surface. One sunny afternoon a bullet is fired in the beechwoods ... and the tensions become terrors.
Stewart Mary Nine Coaches Waiting
After a rather drab existence in an English orphanage Linda Martin is appointed governess to the nine-year-old owner of the Chateau Valmy in the French Alps. During little Philippe's minority the estates are being managed by his crippled uncle Leon, and Leon's handsome son Raoul. All seems delightful, but there are tensions below the smooth surface. One sunny afternoon a bullet is fired in the beechwoods ... and the tensions become terrors.
Clarkson Jeremy For Crying Out Loud: The World According to Clarkson. Volume 3
The publication of The World According to Clarkson in 2004 launched a multi-million-copy bestselling phenomenon. But to no avail. Jeremy's one-man war on crimes against common sense has not yet been won. And our hero's still scratching his head at the madness of it all. But it's not all bad. He's learned a little along the way, including: Why binge drinking is good for you The worst word in the English language The remarkable secret of eternal youth The pleasure and pain of middle-aged drumming The problem with America And how to dispose of a seal For anyone who's ever been driven to wonder just what is the matter with people these days, For Crying Out Loud is the perfect riposte. Surprising, fearless and always laugh-out-loud funny, Clarkson's back. And he's got a point . . .
Clarkson Jeremy For Crying Out Loud: The World According to Clarkson. Volume 3
The publication of The World According to Clarkson in 2004 launched a multi-million-copy bestselling phenomenon. But to no avail. Jeremy's one-man war on crimes against common sense has not yet been won. And our hero's still scratching his head at the madness of it all. But it's not all bad. He's learned a little along the way, including: Why binge drinking is good for you The worst word in the English language The remarkable secret of eternal youth The pleasure and pain of middle-aged drumming The problem with America And how to dispose of a seal For anyone who's ever been driven to wonder just what is the matter with people these days, For Crying Out Loud is the perfect riposte. Surprising, fearless and always laugh-out-loud funny, Clarkson's back. And he's got a point . . .
Clarkson Jeremy For Crying Out Loud: The World According to Clarkson. Volume 3
The publication of The World According to Clarkson in 2004 launched a multi-million-copy bestselling phenomenon. But to no avail. Jeremy's one-man war on crimes against common sense has not yet been won. And our hero's still scratching his head at the madness of it all. But it's not all bad. He's learned a little along the way, including: Why binge drinking is good for you The worst word in the English language The remarkable secret of eternal youth The pleasure and pain of middle-aged drumming The problem with America And how to dispose of a seal For anyone who's ever been driven to wonder just what is the matter with people these days, For Crying Out Loud is the perfect riposte. Surprising, fearless and always laugh-out-loud funny, Clarkson's back. And he's got a point . . .
Fry Stephen The Fry Chronicles
'Stretching from Fry's success at Cambridge, where he met the comic love of his life, Hugh Laurie, to his first forays into television, this is one of the funniest, most generous, most daring pieces of confessional writing published in years. Most readers will want to "lose the book and give it a hug' Daily Telegraph 'Extremely enjoyable' Sunday limes 'Fascinating. Perfect prose and excruciating honesty. A grand reminiscence of college and theatre and comcdyland in the 1980s, with tone-perfect showbiz anecdotes, and genuine readerly excitement. What Fry does, essentially, is tell us who he really is. A painfully honest attempt to tear the mask aside ... we are splendidly the better for it' Observer 'Deliciously gossipy and very funny' The Times 'Extraordinary, affectionate, engaging, cunningly planned and so crammed with incidental delights. A joyous allegro vivace of infectious comic bravura . . . gives nothing but pleasure. [A] delicious novel of the rise and rise of a brilliant young man, which is filled with such vivid background, such unerring social observation, so many wonderful characters and such beguiling incident' Guardian
Fry Stephen The Fry Chronicles
'Stretching from Fry's success at Cambridge, where he met the comic love of his life, Hugh Laurie, to his first forays into television, this is one of the funniest, most generous, most daring pieces of confessional writing published in years. Most readers will want to "lose the book and give it a hug' Daily Telegraph 'Extremely enjoyable' Sunday limes 'Fascinating. Perfect prose and excruciating honesty. A grand reminiscence of college and theatre and comcdyland in the 1980s, with tone-perfect showbiz anecdotes, and genuine readerly excitement. What Fry does, essentially, is tell us who he really is. A painfully honest attempt to tear the mask aside ... we are splendidly the better for it' Observer 'Deliciously gossipy and very funny' The Times 'Extraordinary, affectionate, engaging, cunningly planned and so crammed with incidental delights. A joyous allegro vivace of infectious comic bravura . . . gives nothing but pleasure. [A] delicious novel of the rise and rise of a brilliant young man, which is filled with such vivid background, such unerring social observation, so many wonderful characters and such beguiling incident' Guardian
Fry Stephen The Fry Chronicles
'Stretching from Fry's success at Cambridge, where he met the comic love of his life, Hugh Laurie, to his first forays into television, this is one of the funniest, most generous, most daring pieces of confessional writing published in years. Most readers will want to "lose the book and give it a hug' Daily Telegraph 'Extremely enjoyable' Sunday limes 'Fascinating. Perfect prose and excruciating honesty. A grand reminiscence of college and theatre and comcdyland in the 1980s, with tone-perfect showbiz anecdotes, and genuine readerly excitement. What Fry does, essentially, is tell us who he really is. A painfully honest attempt to tear the mask aside ... we are splendidly the better for it' Observer 'Deliciously gossipy and very funny' The Times 'Extraordinary, affectionate, engaging, cunningly planned and so crammed with incidental delights. A joyous allegro vivace of infectious comic bravura . . . gives nothing but pleasure. [A] delicious novel of the rise and rise of a brilliant young man, which is filled with such vivid background, such unerring social observation, so many wonderful characters and such beguiling incident' Guardian
Hoffman Paul The Left Hand of God
To read The Left Hand of God is to discover a world of wonder and cruelty, epic grandeur and unspeakable tragedy. It is Thomas Cale's story and before it is done he will have loved, killed, outwitted, saved or betrayed those who cross his path. He will have no choice the fate of the world lies in his hands.
Hoffman Paul The Left Hand of God
To read The Left Hand of God is to discover a world of wonder and cruelty, epic grandeur and unspeakable tragedy. It is Thomas Cale's story and before it is done he will have loved, killed, outwitted, saved or betrayed those who cross his path. He will have no choice the fate of the world lies in his hands.
Oliver Lauren Before I Fall
They say to live every day as if it's your last - but you never actually think it's going to be. You always think you'll have more time. That's what I thought. But I was wrong. The thing is, you don't get to know when it happens. You don't remember to tell your family that you love them or - in my case - remember to say goodbye to them at all. What if, like me, you could live your last day over again? Could you make it perfect? If your whole life flashed before your eyes, would you have any regrets? Are there things you'd want to change?
Oliver Lauren Before I Fall
They say to live every day as if it's your last - but you never actually think it's going to be. You always think you'll have more time. That's what I thought. But I was wrong. The thing is, you don't get to know when it happens. You don't remember to tell your family that you love them or - in my case - remember to say goodbye to them at all. What if, like me, you could live your last day over again? Could you make it perfect? If your whole life flashed before your eyes, would you have any regrets? Are there things you'd want to change?
Pilcher Rosamunde Coming Home
As a girl, Judith gives her heart to Nancherrow, the Cornish estate where she grew up, practically adopted by the glamorous Carey-Lewis family. And to their eldest son. But the sun-drenched Cornish days give way to the rolling clouds of war and Judith has a lot of growing up to do before she can truly come home.
Pilcher Rosamunde Coming Home
As a girl, Judith gives her heart to Nancherrow, the Cornish estate where she grew up, practically adopted by the glamorous Carey-Lewis family. And to their eldest son. But the sun-drenched Cornish days give way to the rolling clouds of war and Judith has a lot of growing up to do before she can truly come home.
Pilcher Rosamunde Winter Solstice
An unlikely group of people find themselves stranded in the rambling Scottish house that December, each of them nursing a past sorrow that looks likely to spoil the festive season. But log fires and the warmth of friends can thaw-the coldest heart and as the bells peal out for the midnight service, they ring in a very magical Christmas.
Pilcher Rosamunde Winter Solstice
An unlikely group of people find themselves stranded in the rambling Scottish house that December, each of them nursing a past sorrow that looks likely to spoil the festive season. But log fires and the warmth of friends can thaw-the coldest heart and as the bells peal out for the midnight service, they ring in a very magical Christmas.
Pilcher Rosamunde The Shell Seekers
A mother loves her children; of course she does. But sometimes she may not like them very much. In Penelope Keeling's case, two of her three grown-up children often give cause for dislike. And when they put her under pressure to sell her most treasured possession - one of her father's paintings - they provoke a family crisis.
Pilcher Rosamunde The Shell Seekers
A mother loves her children; of course she does. But sometimes she may not like them very much. In Penelope Keeling's case, two of her three grown-up children often give cause for dislike. And when they put her under pressure to sell her most treasured possession - one of her father's paintings - they provoke a family crisis.
King Stephen Needfull Things
There was a new shop in town. Run by a stranger. Needful Things, the sign said. The oddest name. A name that caused some gossip and speculation among the good folks of Castle Rock, Maine, while they waited for opening day. Eleven-year-old Brian Rusk was the first customer and he got just what he wanted, a very rare 1956 Sandy Koufax baseball card. Signed. Cyndi Rose Martin was next. A Lalique vase. A perfect match for her living room decor. Something for everyone. Something you really had to have. And always at a price you could just about afford. The cash price that is. Because there was another price. There always is when your heart's most secret, true desire is for sale...
King Stephen Needfull Things
There was a new shop in town. Run by a stranger. Needful Things, the sign said. The oddest name. A name that caused some gossip and speculation among the good folks of Castle Rock, Maine, while they waited for opening day. Eleven-year-old Brian Rusk was the first customer and he got just what he wanted, a very rare 1956 Sandy Koufax baseball card. Signed. Cyndi Rose Martin was next. A Lalique vase. A perfect match for her living room decor. Something for everyone. Something you really had to have. And always at a price you could just about afford. The cash price that is. Because there was another price. There always is when your heart's most secret, true desire is for sale...
King Stephen Under the Dome
"Whizzing from one cliffhanger to the next" Daily Telegraph "Staggeringy addictive" USA Today "Expert ratcheting of tension" Financial Times
King Stephen Under the Dome
"Whizzing from one cliffhanger to the next" Daily Telegraph "Staggeringy addictive" USA Today "Expert ratcheting of tension" Financial Times
King Stephen Cell
There is a reason why Stephen King is one of the bestselling writers in the world, ever. Described by John Connolly as 'utterly compelling' and by the Daily Express as an author 'who can create an entire world and make the reader live in it', Stephen King writes stories that draw you in and are impossible
King Stephen Cell
There is a reason why Stephen King is one of the bestselling writers in the world, ever. Described by John Connolly as 'utterly compelling' and by the Daily Express as an author 'who can create an entire world and make the reader live in it', Stephen King writes stories that draw you in and are impossible
King Stephen Desperation
Welcome to Desperation. Once a thriving copper mining town in the middle of the Nevada desert, Desperation is now eerily abandoned. It's the last place that travellers like the Carver family, bound for vacation, and writer Johnny Marinville, astride his Harley, would expect to be stopped and charged. But Desperation still has a local cop - a unique regulator who patrols the wilderness highway. The secrets buried in Desperation are as terrifying as the forces summoned to encounter them. A terrifying transformation is taking place and the travellers will soon discover the true meaning of desperation . . .
King Stephen Desperation
Welcome to Desperation. Once a thriving copper mining town in the middle of the Nevada desert, Desperation is now eerily abandoned. It's the last place that travellers like the Carver family, bound for vacation, and writer Johnny Marinville, astride his Harley, would expect to be stopped and charged. But Desperation still has a local cop - a unique regulator who patrols the wilderness highway. The secrets buried in Desperation are as terrifying as the forces summoned to encounter them. A terrifying transformation is taking place and the travellers will soon discover the true meaning of desperation . . .
King Stephen 11.22.63
Jake Epping is an English teacher in Lisbon Falls, Maine, who makes extra money teaching in an adult education programme. One day, he receives an essay from one of his students - a harrowing first person story about the night, fifty years earlier, when Harry Dunning's father came home and killed Harry's mother, his sister, and his brother with a sledgehammer. Later, Jake's friend Al, who runs the local diner, divulges an extraordinary secret: his storeroom is a portal to 1958. He enlists Jake on an insane - and insanely possible - mission to try to prevent the Kennedy assassination. Inspired by his desire to put things right for Harry Dunning, Jake leaves a world of iPods and mobile phones for a new world of Elvis and JFK, of big American cars, root beers and Lindy Hopping. It is a haunting world of a troubled loner named Lee Harvey Oswald and a beautiful high school librarian named Sadie Dunhill, who becomes the love of Jake's life - a life that transgresses all the normal rules of time. With extraordinary imaginative power, King explores the culture of the era and weaves it into a devastating exercise in escalating suspense. 11.22.63 is a love story, a tribute to a simpler time and place and a heartstopping What If? tour de force the like of which no-one has ever read.
King Stephen 11.22.63
Jake Epping is an English teacher in Lisbon Falls, Maine, who makes extra money teaching in an adult education programme. One day, he receives an essay from one of his students - a harrowing first person story about the night, fifty years earlier, when Harry Dunning's father came home and killed Harry's mother, his sister, and his brother with a sledgehammer. Later, Jake's friend Al, who runs the local diner, divulges an extraordinary secret: his storeroom is a portal to 1958. He enlists Jake on an insane - and insanely possible - mission to try to prevent the Kennedy assassination. Inspired by his desire to put things right for Harry Dunning, Jake leaves a world of iPods and mobile phones for a new world of Elvis and JFK, of big American cars, root beers and Lindy Hopping. It is a haunting world of a troubled loner named Lee Harvey Oswald and a beautiful high school librarian named Sadie Dunhill, who becomes the love of Jake's life - a life that transgresses all the normal rules of time. With extraordinary imaginative power, King explores the culture of the era and weaves it into a devastating exercise in escalating suspense. 11.22.63 is a love story, a tribute to a simpler time and place and a heartstopping What If? tour de force the like of which no-one has ever read.
King Stephen Bag of Bones
here is a reason why Stephen King is one of the bestselling writers in the world, ever. Described by Robert McCrum in the Observer as 'a sophisticated literary craftsman' whose 'work anatomises, with folksy charm, the social fabric of small town American life', Stephen King knows how to write stories that draw you in and are impossible to put down. When Mike Noonan's wife dies unexpectedly, the bestselling author suffers from writer's block. Until he is drawn to his summer home, the beautiful lakeside retreat called Sara Laughs. Here, Mike finds the once familiar town in the tyrannical grip of millionaire Max Devore. Devore is hellbent on getting custody of his deceased son's daughter and is twisting the fabric of the community to this purpose. Three-year-old Kyra and her young mother turn to Mike for help. And Mike finds them increasingly irresistible. But there are other more sinister forces at Sara Laughs. Kyra can feel them too...
King Stephen Bag of Bones
here is a reason why Stephen King is one of the bestselling writers in the world, ever. Described by Robert McCrum in the Observer as 'a sophisticated literary craftsman' whose 'work anatomises, with folksy charm, the social fabric of small town American life', Stephen King knows how to write stories that draw you in and are impossible to put down. When Mike Noonan's wife dies unexpectedly, the bestselling author suffers from writer's block. Until he is drawn to his summer home, the beautiful lakeside retreat called Sara Laughs. Here, Mike finds the once familiar town in the tyrannical grip of millionaire Max Devore. Devore is hellbent on getting custody of his deceased son's daughter and is twisting the fabric of the community to this purpose. Three-year-old Kyra and her young mother turn to Mike for help. And Mike finds them increasingly irresistible. But there are other more sinister forces at Sara Laughs. Kyra can feel them too...
Lady Gaga
During an almost year-long global odyssey, renowned photographer TERRY RICHARDSON brilliantly captured the intimate, random, behind-the-scenes moments of LADY GAGA in all aspects of her life. This visual dialogue showcases more than 450 stunning, provocative colour and black-and-white photographs - beginning with Lollapalooza in August 2010, to the February 2011 Grammy Awards, to the final shows of her Monster Ball tour. The book you now hold in your hands captures Lady Gaga as never seen before.
Lady Gaga
During an almost year-long global odyssey, renowned photographer TERRY RICHARDSON brilliantly captured the intimate, random, behind-the-scenes moments of LADY GAGA in all aspects of her life. This visual dialogue showcases more than 450 stunning, provocative colour and black-and-white photographs - beginning with Lollapalooza in August 2010, to the February 2011 Grammy Awards, to the final shows of her Monster Ball tour. The book you now hold in your hands captures Lady Gaga as never seen before.
King Stephen The stand
There is a reason why Stephen King is one of the bestselling writers in the world, ever. Described by John Connolly as 'utterly compelling' and by the Daily Express as an author 'who can create an entire world and make the reader live in it'. Stephen King writes stories that draw you in and are impossible to put down.
King Stephen The stand
There is a reason why Stephen King is one of the bestselling writers in the world, ever. Described by John Connolly as 'utterly compelling' and by the Daily Express as an author 'who can create an entire world and make the reader live in it'. Stephen King writes stories that draw you in and are impossible to put down.
Clarkson Jeremy Round the Bend
This and many other burning questions trouble Jeremy Clarkson as he sets out to explore the world from the safety of four wheels. Avoiding the legions of power-crazed traffic wombles attempting to block highway and byway, he: - shows how the world of performance cars may be likened to Battersea Dogs' Home - reveals why St Moritz may be the most bonkers town in all of the world - reminds us that Switzerland is so afraid of snow that any flakes falling on the road are immediately arrested - argues that washing a car is a waste of time Funny, globe-trotting, irreverent and sometimes downright rude, Round the Bend is packed with curious and fascinating but otherwise hopelessly useless stories and facts about everything under the sun (and just occasionally cars). It's Jeremy Clarkson at his brilliant best.
Clarkson Jeremy Round the Bend
This and many other burning questions trouble Jeremy Clarkson as he sets out to explore the world from the safety of four wheels. Avoiding the legions of power-crazed traffic wombles attempting to block highway and byway, he: - shows how the world of performance cars may be likened to Battersea Dogs' Home - reveals why St Moritz may be the most bonkers town in all of the world - reminds us that Switzerland is so afraid of snow that any flakes falling on the road are immediately arrested - argues that washing a car is a waste of time Funny, globe-trotting, irreverent and sometimes downright rude, Round the Bend is packed with curious and fascinating but otherwise hopelessly useless stories and facts about everything under the sun (and just occasionally cars). It's Jeremy Clarkson at his brilliant best.
Clarkson Jeremy Round the Bend
This and many other burning questions trouble Jeremy Clarkson as he sets out to explore the world from the safety of four wheels. Avoiding the legions of power-crazed traffic wombles attempting to block highway and byway, he: - shows how the world of performance cars may be likened to Battersea Dogs' Home - reveals why St Moritz may be the most bonkers town in all of the world - reminds us that Switzerland is so afraid of snow that any flakes falling on the road are immediately arrested - argues that washing a car is a waste of time Funny, globe-trotting, irreverent and sometimes downright rude, Round the Bend is packed with curious and fascinating but otherwise hopelessly useless stories and facts about everything under the sun (and just occasionally cars). It's Jeremy Clarkson at his brilliant best.
Clarke Arthur C. The Space Trilogy: "Islands in the Sky", "Earthlight", "The Sands of Mars"
Islands in the Sky, first published in 1954, sees Roy Malcolm winning a trip to the Inner Station, a space station rotating 500 miles from Earth. The Sands of Mars, set in the 21st century, has a group of pioneers struggling to change the face of this inhospitable planet. In Earthlight, two centuries hence, man has colonised the planets and the inhabitants of the Moon owe no allegiance to any nation on Earth - or to Earth itself ...This omnibus edition of three of Arthur C. Clarke's early novels shows the author of 2001: A Space Odyssey exploring space and time in adventurous and thoughtful ways.
Clarke Arthur C. The Space Trilogy: "Islands in the Sky", "Earthlight", "The Sands of Mars"
Islands in the Sky, first published in 1954, sees Roy Malcolm winning a trip to the Inner Station, a space station rotating 500 miles from Earth. The Sands of Mars, set in the 21st century, has a group of pioneers struggling to change the face of this inhospitable planet. In Earthlight, two centuries hence, man has colonised the planets and the inhabitants of the Moon owe no allegiance to any nation on Earth - or to Earth itself ...This omnibus edition of three of Arthur C. Clarke's early novels shows the author of 2001: A Space Odyssey exploring space and time in adventurous and thoughtful ways.
Deste Carlo Warlord: The Fighting Life of Winston Churchill, from Soldier to Statesman
Carlo D'Este examines the life of Winston Churchill through his military service as both a soldier and warlord. He was the descendent of the first Duke of Marlborough who, despite never having risen above the rank of lieutenant colonel, eventually came at the age of sixty-five to direct Britain's military campaigns in the greatest conflict of the twentieth century. D'Este explores Churchill's strategies in both world wars - the disastrous failures as well as the dazzling triumphs, and casts fresh light on his tumultuous relationships with his generals. Warlord is a masterful, unsparing portrait of one of history's most fascinating and influential leaders.
Deste Carlo Warlord: The Fighting Life of Winston Churchill, from Soldier to Statesman
Carlo D'Este examines the life of Winston Churchill through his military service as both a soldier and warlord. He was the descendent of the first Duke of Marlborough who, despite never having risen above the rank of lieutenant colonel, eventually came at the age of sixty-five to direct Britain's military campaigns in the greatest conflict of the twentieth century. D'Este explores Churchill's strategies in both world wars - the disastrous failures as well as the dazzling triumphs, and casts fresh light on his tumultuous relationships with his generals. Warlord is a masterful, unsparing portrait of one of history's most fascinating and influential leaders.
Deste Carlo Warlord: The Fighting Life of Winston Churchill, from Soldier to Statesman
Carlo D'Este examines the life of Winston Churchill through his military service as both a soldier and warlord. He was the descendent of the first Duke of Marlborough who, despite never having risen above the rank of lieutenant colonel, eventually came at the age of sixty-five to direct Britain's military campaigns in the greatest conflict of the twentieth century. D'Este explores Churchill's strategies in both world wars - the disastrous failures as well as the dazzling triumphs, and casts fresh light on his tumultuous relationships with his generals. Warlord is a masterful, unsparing portrait of one of history's most fascinating and influential leaders.
Montefiore Simon Young Stalin
What makes a Stalin? Was he illegitimate? Was Stalin a Tsarist agent or Lenin's chief gangster? Was he to blame for his wife's death? And when did the killing start? Born in poverty, scarred by his upbringing, exceptional in his studies, this charismatic but dangerous boy was hailed as a romantic poet and trained as a priest but found his mission as a fanatical revolutionary. He became the mastermind of bank robberies, protection rackets, arson and murder. Surprisingly, he is also revealed as a scandalously prolific lover, leaving a trail of mistresses and illegitimate children. This is the story of how Stalin became Stalin.
Montefiore Simon Young Stalin
What makes a Stalin? Was he illegitimate? Was Stalin a Tsarist agent or Lenin's chief gangster? Was he to blame for his wife's death? And when did the killing start? Born in poverty, scarred by his upbringing, exceptional in his studies, this charismatic but dangerous boy was hailed as a romantic poet and trained as a priest but found his mission as a fanatical revolutionary. He became the mastermind of bank robberies, protection rackets, arson and murder. Surprisingly, he is also revealed as a scandalously prolific lover, leaving a trail of mistresses and illegitimate children. This is the story of how Stalin became Stalin.
Montefiore Simon Young Stalin
What makes a Stalin? Was he illegitimate? Was Stalin a Tsarist agent or Lenin's chief gangster? Was he to blame for his wife's death? And when did the killing start? Born in poverty, scarred by his upbringing, exceptional in his studies, this charismatic but dangerous boy was hailed as a romantic poet and trained as a priest but found his mission as a fanatical revolutionary. He became the mastermind of bank robberies, protection rackets, arson and murder. Surprisingly, he is also revealed as a scandalously prolific lover, leaving a trail of mistresses and illegitimate children. This is the story of how Stalin became Stalin.
Gardner Lisa Other Daughter
A nine-year-old girl is abandoned, unconscious, in a hospital ER. When she comes round, she remembers nothing about herself or her past. One of the doctors on duty that night is Dr Stokes, whose own four-year-old daughter had been tragically murdered. The doctor and his wife decide to adopt the abandoned girl, and for many years Melanie considers herself very lucky ... Lucky, that is, until a has-been reporter starts investigating Melanie's true parentage and an FBI agent becomes involved in the tangled mystery of her past. And when threatening notes start arriving, accompanied by chilling gifts, Melanie begins to fear that the family she loves the most may be the very people she should trust the least...
Gardner Lisa Other Daughter
A nine-year-old girl is abandoned, unconscious, in a hospital ER. When she comes round, she remembers nothing about herself or her past. One of the doctors on duty that night is Dr Stokes, whose own four-year-old daughter had been tragically murdered. The doctor and his wife decide to adopt the abandoned girl, and for many years Melanie considers herself very lucky ... Lucky, that is, until a has-been reporter starts investigating Melanie's true parentage and an FBI agent becomes involved in the tangled mystery of her past. And when threatening notes start arriving, accompanied by chilling gifts, Melanie begins to fear that the family she loves the most may be the very people she should trust the least...
Coben Harlan Long Lost
Terese Collins vanished without a trace from Myron Bolitar's life a few years ago, so her cry for help catches him off guard. She's in Paris and has lost everything: her marriage, her child and now she's the prime suspect in her ex-husband's murder case. Myron is fighting for answers in a foreign land where nothing and no one are what they seem. The hunt for the truth soon becomes a race to stay alive. This is no longer just a murder case - it is much, much more . . .
Coben Harlan Long Lost
Terese Collins vanished without a trace from Myron Bolitar's life a few years ago, so her cry for help catches him off guard. She's in Paris and has lost everything: her marriage, her child and now she's the prime suspect in her ex-husband's murder case. Myron is fighting for answers in a foreign land where nothing and no one are what they seem. The hunt for the truth soon becomes a race to stay alive. This is no longer just a murder case - it is much, much more . . .
Dodd Lynley Slinky Malinki Catflaps (Hairy Maclary and Friends)
Slinky Malinki wakes from a cosy sleep, stretches and slips out through the catflap and into the night. He's soon joined by his friends Greywacke Jones, Butterball Brown, the Poppadum kittens and the rest of the gang. Hobnobbing happily on the wall,ten in a row, the cats are disturbed by the crotchety Scarface Claw. The cats hiss and yowl until all the neighbours complain. Scarface slopes off and Slinky Malinki invites his friends home to sit in front of the fire, hobnobbing happily, ten in a row.
Dodd Lynley Slinky Malinki Catflaps (Hairy Maclary and Friends)
Slinky Malinki wakes from a cosy sleep, stretches and slips out through the catflap and into the night. He's soon joined by his friends Greywacke Jones, Butterball Brown, the Poppadum kittens and the rest of the gang. Hobnobbing happily on the wall,ten in a row, the cats are disturbed by the crotchety Scarface Claw. The cats hiss and yowl until all the neighbours complain. Scarface slopes off and Slinky Malinki invites his friends home to sit in front of the fire, hobnobbing happily, ten in a row.
Dodd Lynley Slinky Malinki Catflaps (Hairy Maclary and Friends)
Slinky Malinki wakes from a cosy sleep, stretches and slips out through the catflap and into the night. He's soon joined by his friends Greywacke Jones, Butterball Brown, the Poppadum kittens and the rest of the gang. Hobnobbing happily on the wall,ten in a row, the cats are disturbed by the crotchety Scarface Claw. The cats hiss and yowl until all the neighbours complain. Scarface slopes off and Slinky Malinki invites his friends home to sit in front of the fire, hobnobbing happily, ten in a row.
Dodd Lynley Slinky Malinki (Hairy Maclary and Friends)
Slinky Malinki steals anything from a clothes peg, to a slipper, to a string of sausages, to a clock! Our hero is a BAD cat! The story is told in wonderful rhyme and through pictures full of life and movement.
Dodd Lynley Slinky Malinki (Hairy Maclary and Friends)
Slinky Malinki steals anything from a clothes peg, to a slipper, to a string of sausages, to a clock! Our hero is a BAD cat! The story is told in wonderful rhyme and through pictures full of life and movement.
Dodd Lynley Slinky Malinki (Hairy Maclary and Friends)
Slinky Malinki steals anything from a clothes peg, to a slipper, to a string of sausages, to a clock! Our hero is a BAD cat! The story is told in wonderful rhyme and through pictures full of life and movement.
Moomin's Little Book of Opposites
Big, small; up, down; in, out . . . Magical learning fun with the Moomins in this delightful board book companion volume to Moomin's Little Book of Colours, Moomin's Little Book of Numbers and Moomin's Little Book of Words.
Moomin's Little Book of Opposites
Big, small; up, down; in, out . . . Magical learning fun with the Moomins in this delightful board book companion volume to Moomin's Little Book of Colours, Moomin's Little Book of Numbers and Moomin's Little Book of Words.
Moomin's Little Book of Opposites
Big, small; up, down; in, out . . . Magical learning fun with the Moomins in this delightful board book companion volume to Moomin's Little Book of Colours, Moomin's Little Book of Numbers and Moomin's Little Book of Words.
Moomin's Little Book of Opposites
Big, small; up, down; in, out . . . Magical learning fun with the Moomins in this delightful board book companion volume to Moomin's Little Book of Colours, Moomin's Little Book of Numbers and Moomin's Little Book of Words.
Ladybird Favourite Stories for Boys
Daring adventurers, cunning creatures and wicked villains await in these eight traditional tales, sure to delight all young boys.
Ladybird Favourite Stories for Boys
Daring adventurers, cunning creatures and wicked villains await in these eight traditional tales, sure to delight all young boys.
Ladybird Favourite Stories for Boys
Daring adventurers, cunning creatures and wicked villains await in these eight traditional tales, sure to delight all young boys.
Ladybird Favourite Fairy Tales for Girls
Pretty princesses, clever creatures and magical marvel await in these eight classic fairy tales, sure to delight all young girls.
Ladybird Favourite Fairy Tales for Girls
Pretty princesses, clever creatures and magical marvel await in these eight classic fairy tales, sure to delight all young girls.
Ladybird Favourite Fairy Tales for Girls
Pretty princesses, clever creatures and magical marvel await in these eight classic fairy tales, sure to delight all young girls.
Cato Nancy All the Rivers Run
Philadelphia Gordon is an artist, a riverboat skipper and a beautiful, independent woman. Orphaned by a shipwreck, Philadelphia grows up on the banks of her beloved Murray River in Australia with her kindly uncle and strict aunt, seemingly destined for a conventional life. But then tragedy changes everything, and leads her to a successful career as a painter, and then to a meeting with the dashing captain of the paddle-steamer which bears her name.
Cato Nancy All the Rivers Run
Philadelphia Gordon is an artist, a riverboat skipper and a beautiful, independent woman. Orphaned by a shipwreck, Philadelphia grows up on the banks of her beloved Murray River in Australia with her kindly uncle and strict aunt, seemingly destined for a conventional life. But then tragedy changes everything, and leads her to a successful career as a painter, and then to a meeting with the dashing captain of the paddle-steamer which bears her name.
Allen Woody The Complete Prose
A collection of 52 pieces of writing displaying Woody Allen's own brand of humour. Allen's three outrageously funny collections in one volume Complete Prose brings together Allen's three outrageously funny collections, Without Feathers, Getting Even and Side Effects. "No 500-page book ever contained a laugh a line, but this one gets pretty close". Daily Telegraph
Allen Woody The Complete Prose
A collection of 52 pieces of writing displaying Woody Allen's own brand of humour. Allen's three outrageously funny collections in one volume Complete Prose brings together Allen's three outrageously funny collections, Without Feathers, Getting Even and Side Effects. "No 500-page book ever contained a laugh a line, but this one gets pretty close". Daily Telegraph
Follett Ken The Pillars of the Earth
Ken Follett's worldwide bestselling epic masterpiece The Pillars of the Earth tells the story of Philip, prior of Kingsbridge, a devout and resourceful monk driven to build the greatest Gothic cathedral the world has known . . . of Tom, the mason who becomes his architect - a man divided in his soul . . . of the beautiful, elusive Lady Aliena, haunted by a secret shame . . . and of a struggle between good and evil that will turn church against state, and brother against brother. A spellbinding epic tale of ambition, anarchy, and absolute power set against the sprawling medieval canvas of twelfth-century England, this is Ken Follett's historical materpiece. 'Enormous and brilliant . . . this mammoth tale seems to touch all human emotion - love and hate, loyalty and treachery, hope and despair. This is truly a novel to get lost in'
Follett Ken The Pillars of the Earth
Ken Follett's worldwide bestselling epic masterpiece The Pillars of the Earth tells the story of Philip, prior of Kingsbridge, a devout and resourceful monk driven to build the greatest Gothic cathedral the world has known . . . of Tom, the mason who becomes his architect - a man divided in his soul . . . of the beautiful, elusive Lady Aliena, haunted by a secret shame . . . and of a struggle between good and evil that will turn church against state, and brother against brother. A spellbinding epic tale of ambition, anarchy, and absolute power set against the sprawling medieval canvas of twelfth-century England, this is Ken Follett's historical materpiece. 'Enormous and brilliant . . . this mammoth tale seems to touch all human emotion - love and hate, loyalty and treachery, hope and despair. This is truly a novel to get lost in'
Follett Ken Hornet Flight
From the master storyteller, a startling new thriller set amidst the Danish Resistance. It is June 1941 and Denmark is under German occupation. On the rocky coast of Denmark, two brothers, Harald and Arne Olufsen are straining against the rigid confines imposed by their elderly parents. Meanwhile, a network of MI6 spies is attempting to decipher an encrypted Luftwaffe radio signal which mentions the new Freya-Ger?t - a rudimentary form of German radar equipment. Arne's relationship with Hermia Mount, an MI6 analyst draws him into underground politics, putting him under surveillance by the Danish security forces - and by one man in particular who has a personal motive to see Arne fall. It is only a matter of time before the brothers' paths converge in a united effortto overcome the Nazis. A disused Hornet Moth biplane is their only means of getting a vital message to the British . . .
Follett Ken Hornet Flight
From the master storyteller, a startling new thriller set amidst the Danish Resistance. It is June 1941 and Denmark is under German occupation. On the rocky coast of Denmark, two brothers, Harald and Arne Olufsen are straining against the rigid confines imposed by their elderly parents. Meanwhile, a network of MI6 spies is attempting to decipher an encrypted Luftwaffe radio signal which mentions the new Freya-Ger?t - a rudimentary form of German radar equipment. Arne's relationship with Hermia Mount, an MI6 analyst draws him into underground politics, putting him under surveillance by the Danish security forces - and by one man in particular who has a personal motive to see Arne fall. It is only a matter of time before the brothers' paths converge in a united effortto overcome the Nazis. A disused Hornet Moth biplane is their only means of getting a vital message to the British . . .
Smith Wilbur The Seventh Scroll
Following on from the huge success of River God, and prequel to Warlock and The Quest comes this triumphant African adventure from No 1 bestselling author Wilbur Smith A fading papyrus, nearly four thousand years old. Within it lie the clues to a fabulous treasure from an almost forgotten time . . . a riddle that becomes a savage battle across the unforgiving terrain of North Africa. When her husband is brutally murdered, beautiful half-English, half-Egyptian Royan Al Simmu is forced to seek refuge in England. With eminent archaelogist Nicholas Quenton-Harper, she can pick up the pieces of her shattered life and find the courage to return to Ethiopia. For Duraid. And for the dreams of an ancient Pharoah . . . Because others will stop at nothing to claim the prize as their own. 'A desert sandstorm couldn't get pages turning faster than Smith' Independent On Sunday 'Full blooded, muscle-on-bone-crunching treasure hunt . . . it is non-stop action' Daily Express
Smith Wilbur The Seventh Scroll
Following on from the huge success of River God, and prequel to Warlock and The Quest comes this triumphant African adventure from No 1 bestselling author Wilbur Smith A fading papyrus, nearly four thousand years old. Within it lie the clues to a fabulous treasure from an almost forgotten time . . . a riddle that becomes a savage battle across the unforgiving terrain of North Africa. When her husband is brutally murdered, beautiful half-English, half-Egyptian Royan Al Simmu is forced to seek refuge in England. With eminent archaelogist Nicholas Quenton-Harper, she can pick up the pieces of her shattered life and find the courage to return to Ethiopia. For Duraid. And for the dreams of an ancient Pharoah . . . Because others will stop at nothing to claim the prize as their own. 'A desert sandstorm couldn't get pages turning faster than Smith' Independent On Sunday 'Full blooded, muscle-on-bone-crunching treasure hunt . . . it is non-stop action' Daily Express
McCarthy Cormac No Country for Old Men
Llewlyn Moss, hunting antelope near the Rio Grande, stumbles upon a transaction gone horribly wrong. Finding bullet-ridden bodies, several kilos of heroin, and a caseload of cash, he faces a choice - leave the scene as he found it, or cut the money and run. Choosing the latter, he knows, will change everything. And so begins a terrifying chain of events, in which each participant seems determined to answer the question that one asks another: how does a man decide in what order to abandon his life?
McCarthy Cormac No Country for Old Men
Llewlyn Moss, hunting antelope near the Rio Grande, stumbles upon a transaction gone horribly wrong. Finding bullet-ridden bodies, several kilos of heroin, and a caseload of cash, he faces a choice - leave the scene as he found it, or cut the money and run. Choosing the latter, he knows, will change everything. And so begins a terrifying chain of events, in which each participant seems determined to answer the question that one asks another: how does a man decide in what order to abandon his life?
Follett Ken Jackdaws
May 1944, two weeks before D-Day... The French Resistance attacks a Nazi communication centre pivotal to the German defence of the Channel coast, but the chateau is heavily guarded and the attack fails disastrously. The mission needs to be completed, so Flick Clairet, a young British secret agent, proposes a daring new plan. She will parachute into France with the 'Jackdaws', an all-female team of secret agents, and they will penetrate the chateau in disguise. But, unknown to Flick, a brilliant, ruthless Intelligence colonel has been assigned to crush the Resistance. And he is hot on Flick's trail… A frantically fast-paced novel about love, courage, sex and revenge, Jackdaws builds tension and excitement until the very last page.
Follett Ken Jackdaws
May 1944, two weeks before D-Day... The French Resistance attacks a Nazi communication centre pivotal to the German defence of the Channel coast, but the chateau is heavily guarded and the attack fails disastrously. The mission needs to be completed, so Flick Clairet, a young British secret agent, proposes a daring new plan. She will parachute into France with the 'Jackdaws', an all-female team of secret agents, and they will penetrate the chateau in disguise. But, unknown to Flick, a brilliant, ruthless Intelligence colonel has been assigned to crush the Resistance. And he is hot on Flick's trail… A frantically fast-paced novel about love, courage, sex and revenge, Jackdaws builds tension and excitement until the very last page.
Ziegesar Cecily von Classic: An It Girl Novel
Starring Jenny Humphrey from the hit series GOSSIP GIRL.
Ziegesar Cecily von Classic: An It Girl Novel
Starring Jenny Humphrey from the hit series GOSSIP GIRL.
Adams Douglas Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Arthur Dent is already having a really bad day, even before the Earth gets demolished to make way for a new hyperspace bypass. After that things get much, much worse. With just a towel, a small yellow fish and a book" Arthur has to navigate through a very hostile universe in the company of a gang of unreliable alien oddballs. Luckily the fish is quite good at languages. And the book is Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Adams Douglas Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Arthur Dent is already having a really bad day, even before the Earth gets demolished to make way for a new hyperspace bypass. After that things get much, much worse. With just a towel, a small yellow fish and a book" Arthur has to navigate through a very hostile universe in the company of a gang of unreliable alien oddballs. Luckily the fish is quite good at languages. And the book is Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Asher Neal The Technician
The Theocracy has been dead for twenty years, and the Polity rules on Masada - but it is an order that the rebels of the Tidy Squad cannot accept, and the iconic Jeremiah Tombs is top of their hitlist. Tombs, meanwhile, has escaped his sanatorium. His insanity must be cured, because the near-mythical hooder, called "the Technician', that attacked him all those years ago, did something to his mind even the Als fail to understand. Tombs might possess information about the suicide of an entire alien race. It's up to the war drone Amistad to discover this information, with the help of an ex-rebel Commander, the black Al Penny Royal and the amphidapt Chanter. Meanwhile, in deep space, the mechanism the Atheter used to reduce themselves to animals stirs from slumber and begins to power-up its weapons . ..
Asher Neal The Technician
The Theocracy has been dead for twenty years, and the Polity rules on Masada - but it is an order that the rebels of the Tidy Squad cannot accept, and the iconic Jeremiah Tombs is top of their hitlist. Tombs, meanwhile, has escaped his sanatorium. His insanity must be cured, because the near-mythical hooder, called "the Technician', that attacked him all those years ago, did something to his mind even the Als fail to understand. Tombs might possess information about the suicide of an entire alien race. It's up to the war drone Amistad to discover this information, with the help of an ex-rebel Commander, the black Al Penny Royal and the amphidapt Chanter. Meanwhile, in deep space, the mechanism the Atheter used to reduce themselves to animals stirs from slumber and begins to power-up its weapons . ..
O`Farrell Maggie The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox
A significant departure for Maggie O'Farrell in terms of maturity and style, the paperback publication of THE VANISHING ACT OF ESME LENNOX will be an unmissable event. Set between the 1930s, and the present, Maggie O'Farrell's new novel is the story of Esme, a woman edited out of her family's history, and of the secrets that come to light when, sixty years later, she is released from care, and a young woman, Iris, discovers the great aunt she never knew she had. The mystery that unfolds is the heartbreaking tale of two sisters in colonial India and 1930s Edinburgh - of the loneliness that binds them together and the rivalries that drive them apart, and lead one of them to a shocking betrayal - but above all it is the story of Esme, a fiercely intelligent, unconventional young woman, and of the terrible price she is made to pay for her family's unhappiness. This is vintage Maggie O'Farrell: an impassioned, intense, haunting family drama - a stunning imagining of a life stolen, and reclaimed.
O`Farrell Maggie The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox
A significant departure for Maggie O'Farrell in terms of maturity and style, the paperback publication of THE VANISHING ACT OF ESME LENNOX will be an unmissable event. Set between the 1930s, and the present, Maggie O'Farrell's new novel is the story of Esme, a woman edited out of her family's history, and of the secrets that come to light when, sixty years later, she is released from care, and a young woman, Iris, discovers the great aunt she never knew she had. The mystery that unfolds is the heartbreaking tale of two sisters in colonial India and 1930s Edinburgh - of the loneliness that binds them together and the rivalries that drive them apart, and lead one of them to a shocking betrayal - but above all it is the story of Esme, a fiercely intelligent, unconventional young woman, and of the terrible price she is made to pay for her family's unhappiness. This is vintage Maggie O'Farrell: an impassioned, intense, haunting family drama - a stunning imagining of a life stolen, and reclaimed.
Kidd Sue Monk The Secret Life of Bees
Lily has grown up believing she accidentally killed her mother when she was four. She not only has her own memory of holding the gun, but her father's account of the event. Now fourteen, she yeams for her mother, and for forgiveness. Living on a peach farm in South Carolina with her father, she has only one friend: Rosaleen, a black servant whose sharp exterior hides a tender heart. South Carolina in the sixties is a place where segregation is still considered a cause worth fighting for. When racial tension explodes one summer afternoon, and Rosaleen is arrested and beaten, Lily is compelled to act. Fugitives from justice and from Lily's harsh and unyielding father, they follow a trail left by the woman who died ten years before. Finding sanctuary in the home of three beekeeping sisters, Lily starts a journey as much about her understanding of the world, as about the mystery surrounding her mother.
Kidd Sue Monk The Secret Life of Bees
Lily has grown up believing she accidentally killed her mother when she was four. She not only has her own memory of holding the gun, but her father's account of the event. Now fourteen, she yeams for her mother, and for forgiveness. Living on a peach farm in South Carolina with her father, she has only one friend: Rosaleen, a black servant whose sharp exterior hides a tender heart. South Carolina in the sixties is a place where segregation is still considered a cause worth fighting for. When racial tension explodes one summer afternoon, and Rosaleen is arrested and beaten, Lily is compelled to act. Fugitives from justice and from Lily's harsh and unyielding father, they follow a trail left by the woman who died ten years before. Finding sanctuary in the home of three beekeeping sisters, Lily starts a journey as much about her understanding of the world, as about the mystery surrounding her mother.
Rankin Ian A Question of Blood: An Inspector Rebus Novel
Two seventeen-year-olds are killed by an ex-Army loner who has gone off the rails. The mystery takes Rebus into the heart of a shattered community. Ex-Army himself, Rebus becomes fascinated by the killer, and finds he is not alone. Army investigators are on the scene, and won't be shaken off. The killer had friends and enemies to spare and left behind a legacy of secrets and lies. Rebus has more than his share of personal problems, too. He's fresh out of hospital, but won't say how it happened. Could there be a connection with a house-fire and the unfortunate death of a petty criminal who had been harassing Rebus's colleague Siobhan Clarke?
Rankin Ian A Question of Blood: An Inspector Rebus Novel
Two seventeen-year-olds are killed by an ex-Army loner who has gone off the rails. The mystery takes Rebus into the heart of a shattered community. Ex-Army himself, Rebus becomes fascinated by the killer, and finds he is not alone. Army investigators are on the scene, and won't be shaken off. The killer had friends and enemies to spare and left behind a legacy of secrets and lies. Rebus has more than his share of personal problems, too. He's fresh out of hospital, but won't say how it happened. Could there be a connection with a house-fire and the unfortunate death of a petty criminal who had been harassing Rebus's colleague Siobhan Clarke?
Setterfield Diane The Thirteenth Tale
Angelfield House stands abandoned and forgotten. It was once the imposing home of the March family - fascinating, manipulative Isabelle, Charlie, her brutal and dangerous brother, and the wild, untamed twins, Emmeline and Adeline. But Angelfield House conceals a chilling secret whose impact still resonates… Now Margaret Lea is investigating Angelfield's past - and the mystery of the March family starts to unravel. What has the house been hiding? What is its connection with the enigmatic author Vida Winter? And what is it in Margaret's own troubled past that causes her to fall so powerfully under Angelfield's spell?
Setterfield Diane The Thirteenth Tale
Angelfield House stands abandoned and forgotten. It was once the imposing home of the March family - fascinating, manipulative Isabelle, Charlie, her brutal and dangerous brother, and the wild, untamed twins, Emmeline and Adeline. But Angelfield House conceals a chilling secret whose impact still resonates… Now Margaret Lea is investigating Angelfield's past - and the mystery of the March family starts to unravel. What has the house been hiding? What is its connection with the enigmatic author Vida Winter? And what is it in Margaret's own troubled past that causes her to fall so powerfully under Angelfield's spell?
Rollins James Amazonia
A government agent stumbles out of the world's most inhospitable jungle - mutilated and terrified - and is dead within hours. Agent Clark had been part of a research expedition that went missing in the rainforest years earlier. Most bizarrely, he went in with one arm missing ... and emerged with both intact. The CIA wants Dr Nathan Rand to join Operation Amazonia - a venture set up to discover the fate of the missing crew. Nate has made the forest his home and knows the territory like the back of his hand. But his interest is far more personal: it was his father who led the lost expedition. But this impenetrable place hides ancient, unspoken terrors - and a power beyond human imagining that could alter the world for ever ...
Rollins James Amazonia
A government agent stumbles out of the world's most inhospitable jungle - mutilated and terrified - and is dead within hours. Agent Clark had been part of a research expedition that went missing in the rainforest years earlier. Most bizarrely, he went in with one arm missing ... and emerged with both intact. The CIA wants Dr Nathan Rand to join Operation Amazonia - a venture set up to discover the fate of the missing crew. Nate has made the forest his home and knows the territory like the back of his hand. But his interest is far more personal: it was his father who led the lost expedition. But this impenetrable place hides ancient, unspoken terrors - and a power beyond human imagining that could alter the world for ever ...
Connelly Michael The Lincoln Lawyer
For defence attorney Mickey Haller, the clock is always ticking. Operating out of the back of a Lincoln car, and with two ex-wives and dozens of guilty clients, he can't afford to miss a trick. When a Beverly Hills rich boy is arrested for brutally beating a woman, Haller has his first high-paying - and seemingly innocent - client in years. But then the case starts to fall apart, and the suspect isn't quite who he seems - and Haller quickly discovers that when you swim with the sharks, it's easy to wind up as prey.
Connelly Michael The Lincoln Lawyer
For defence attorney Mickey Haller, the clock is always ticking. Operating out of the back of a Lincoln car, and with two ex-wives and dozens of guilty clients, he can't afford to miss a trick. When a Beverly Hills rich boy is arrested for brutally beating a woman, Haller has his first high-paying - and seemingly innocent - client in years. But then the case starts to fall apart, and the suspect isn't quite who he seems - and Haller quickly discovers that when you swim with the sharks, it's easy to wind up as prey.
Dick Philip K. The Man In The High Castle
The Second World War has been over for seventeen years. America has been divided between the Nazis and the Japanese. And in the neutral buffer zone between the two superpowers lives the man in the high castle, the author of an underground bestseller, a work of fiction that explores an alternate world history in which the Axis powers lost the war. It's a rallying cry for all who dream of overthrowing the occupiers. But could it be more than that?
Dick Philip K. The Man In The High Castle
The Second World War has been over for seventeen years. America has been divided between the Nazis and the Japanese. And in the neutral buffer zone between the two superpowers lives the man in the high castle, the author of an underground bestseller, a work of fiction that explores an alternate world history in which the Axis powers lost the war. It's a rallying cry for all who dream of overthrowing the occupiers. But could it be more than that?
Dick Philip K. A Scanner Darkly
Substance D is not known as Death for nothing. It is the most toxic drug ever to find its way on to the streets of LA. It destroys the links between the brain's two hemispheres, causing, first, disorientation and then complete and irreversible brain damage. The undercover narcotics agent who calls himself Bob Arctor is desperate to discover the ultimate source of supply. But to find any kind of lead he has to pose as a user and, inevitably, without realizing what is happening, Arctor is soon as addicted as the junkies he works among ...
Dick Philip K. A Scanner Darkly
Substance D is not known as Death for nothing. It is the most toxic drug ever to find its way on to the streets of LA. It destroys the links between the brain's two hemispheres, causing, first, disorientation and then complete and irreversible brain damage. The undercover narcotics agent who calls himself Bob Arctor is desperate to discover the ultimate source of supply. But to find any kind of lead he has to pose as a user and, inevitably, without realizing what is happening, Arctor is soon as addicted as the junkies he works among ...
Joyce Graham The Silent Land
Zoe and Jake are caught in an avalanche during a skiing holiday in the French Pyrenees. They struggle back to their village only to find it deserted. As the days go by they wait for rescue, then try to leave. But each time they find themselves back in the village, with the entire resort to themselves. Then come the visions and the dreams, and the glimpses of familiar figures out in the snow. And the realisation that perhaps no-one could have survived the avalanche...
Joyce Graham The Silent Land
Zoe and Jake are caught in an avalanche during a skiing holiday in the French Pyrenees. They struggle back to their village only to find it deserted. As the days go by they wait for rescue, then try to leave. But each time they find themselves back in the village, with the entire resort to themselves. Then come the visions and the dreams, and the glimpses of familiar figures out in the snow. And the realisation that perhaps no-one could have survived the avalanche...
Keyes Daniel Flowers For Algernon
Charlie Gordon, IQ, 68, is a floor sweeper and the gentle butt of everyone's jokes, until an experiment in the enhancement of human intelligence turns him into a genius. But then Algernon, the mouse whose triumphal experimental transformation preceded his, fades and dies, and Charlie has to face the possibility that his salvation was only temporary.
Keyes Daniel Flowers For Algernon
Charlie Gordon, IQ, 68, is a floor sweeper and the gentle butt of everyone's jokes, until an experiment in the enhancement of human intelligence turns him into a genius. But then Algernon, the mouse whose triumphal experimental transformation preceded his, fades and dies, and Charlie has to face the possibility that his salvation was only temporary.
Cain James M. Mildred Pierce
Mildred Pierce is the story of a determined and ambitious woman who, after her feckless husband abandons her, builds a successful business through hard work and sacrifice in order to ensure the future of her pampered and selfish daughter. But Mildred is completely unprepared for the intrigues and devastating betrayals of those closest to her.
Cain James M. Mildred Pierce
Mildred Pierce is the story of a determined and ambitious woman who, after her feckless husband abandons her, builds a successful business through hard work and sacrifice in order to ensure the future of her pampered and selfish daughter. But Mildred is completely unprepared for the intrigues and devastating betrayals of those closest to her.
Cain James M. The Postman Always Rings Twice
An amoral young drifter. A beautiful, sullen woman. An inconvenient husband. And a problem that has only one, grisly solution - a solution which creates problems which can never be solved... First published in 1934 and banned in Boston for its explosive mix of eroticism and violence, The Postman Always Rings Twice is a true classic and established James M. Cain as a major novelist.
Cain James M. The Postman Always Rings Twice
An amoral young drifter. A beautiful, sullen woman. An inconvenient husband. And a problem that has only one, grisly solution - a solution which creates problems which can never be solved... First published in 1934 and banned in Boston for its explosive mix of eroticism and violence, The Postman Always Rings Twice is a true classic and established James M. Cain as a major novelist.
Sigurdardottir Yrsa Ashes to Dust
Bodies are discovered in one of the excavated houses at a volcanic tourist attraction dubbed 'The Pompeii of the North'. Markus Magnusson, who was only a teenager when the volcano erupted, falls under suspicion and hires attorney Thora Gudmundsdottir to defend him - but when his childhood sweetheart is murdered his case starts to look more difficult, and the locals seem oddly reluctant to back him up.. The third crime novel from international bestseller Yrsa Sigurdardottir, and the third featuring her popular heroine Thora, ASHES TO DUST is tense, taut and terrifying.
Sigurdardottir Yrsa Ashes to Dust
Bodies are discovered in one of the excavated houses at a volcanic tourist attraction dubbed 'The Pompeii of the North'. Markus Magnusson, who was only a teenager when the volcano erupted, falls under suspicion and hires attorney Thora Gudmundsdottir to defend him - but when his childhood sweetheart is murdered his case starts to look more difficult, and the locals seem oddly reluctant to back him up.. The third crime novel from international bestseller Yrsa Sigurdardottir, and the third featuring her popular heroine Thora, ASHES TO DUST is tense, taut and terrifying.
Swift Graham The Light of Day
'Deserves to be inhaled greedily in a single sitting' Independent on Sunday On a cold but dazzling November morning, George prepares to visit Sarah, a prisoner and the woman he loves. As he goes about the business of the day he relives the catastrophic events of exactly two years ago that have both bound them together and kept them apart. Told in George's plain words but growing deeper with each revelation, The Light of Day is a hauntingly tense yet tender story about discovering the hidden forces inside all of us and the power of such discovery to change everything. 'A masterful combination of character and atmosphere' Observer 'Splendid, superb. An intense meditation. A writer of immense gifts' Washington Post 'A profoundly artful, beautifully weighted, resonant and humane literary novel'.
Swift Graham The Light of Day
'Deserves to be inhaled greedily in a single sitting' Independent on Sunday On a cold but dazzling November morning, George prepares to visit Sarah, a prisoner and the woman he loves. As he goes about the business of the day he relives the catastrophic events of exactly two years ago that have both bound them together and kept them apart. Told in George's plain words but growing deeper with each revelation, The Light of Day is a hauntingly tense yet tender story about discovering the hidden forces inside all of us and the power of such discovery to change everything. 'A masterful combination of character and atmosphere' Observer 'Splendid, superb. An intense meditation. A writer of immense gifts' Washington Post 'A profoundly artful, beautifully weighted, resonant and humane literary novel'.


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