Lord Peter Wimsey bent down over General Fentiman and drew the Morning Post gently away from the gnarled old hands. Then, with a quick jerk, he lifted the quiet figure. It came up all of a piece, stiff as a wooden doll…
But how did the general die? Who was the mysterious Mr X who fled when he was wanted for questioning? And which of the general’s heirs, both members of the Bellona Club, is lying?
This sinister case takes Dorothy L. Sayers’ unique detective from London to Paris and finally back to hushed dignity of the Bellona Club itself.
Sarah Dunant - The Birth of Venus
Alessandra is not quite fifteen when her prosperous merchant father brings a young painter back with him from Holland to adorn the walls of the new family chapel. She is fascinated by his talents and envious of his abilities and opportunities to paint to the glory of God. Soon her love of art and her lively independence are luring her into closer involvement with all sorts of taboo areas of life. On excursions into the streets of night-time Florence she observes a terrible evil stalking the city and witnesses the rise of the fiery young priest, Savanarola, who has set out to rid the city of vice, richness, even art itself. Alessandra must make crucial decisions about the shape of her adult life, as Florence itself must choose between the old ways of the luxury-loving Medicis and the asceticism of Savanorola. And through it all, there is the painter, whose love will change everything.
Marlene Perez - Dead Is the New Black
Everyone in the Giordano family is psychic - except for Daisy. When her mother, who uses her power to solve crimes, enlists Daisy’s older sister to investigate a teenage girl’s mysterious death, Daisy feels utterly useless. But she takes matters into her own hands when she learns the victim has lots of company - teenage girls are being attacked all over town, including at Nightshade High School, where Daisy is a junior. And when she discovers a vampire may be the culprit, Daisy suspects head cheerleader Samantha Devereaux, who returned from summer break with a new “look.” She looks a little . . . well, dead. Is looking dead just another fashion trend for pretty, popular Samantha, or is there something more sinister afoot? Daisy will stop at nothing to find out - she even joins the cheerleading squad. And with a little sleuthing help from Ryan, an old friend (who may be turning into something more), Daisy not only reveals the identity of the vamp, she also discovers powers that she never knew she had.
Nico Tanigawa - No Matter How I Look at It, It's You Guys' Fault I'm Not Popular! 3.
Mokocchi’s second semester of high school has only just begun, but already it’s taken a turn for the worst, as the dreaded tradition of seat changing lands her smack-dab in the middle of the cool kids’ action. As if dealing with their not-so-subtle barbs wasn’t bad enough, this time in the school year is overflowing with social events, including the most notorious and legendary of them all: the cultural festival! How will poor Mokocchi survive?!
Nico Tanigawa - No Matter How I Look at It, It's You Guys' Fault I'm Not Popular! 2.
Despite having made it to high school, her long-awaited promised land, poor Tomoko Kuroki continues to strike out with her peers and remains utterly, wretchedly unpopular. And before she knows it, the first school term is nearly at its end! Can Mokocchi manage to make at least some happy memories over the break? Plunge into one girl’s summer of . . . agony!
Nico Tanigawa - No Matter How I Look at It, It's You Guys' Fault I'm Not Popular! 1.
Tomoko Kuroki naturally assumed she’d be popular when she got to high school…but then cold, hard reality swooped in for the attack! Turns out all the popularity points she’d racked up in her video game dating sims are worth squat in real life, and Tomoko’s far from prepared to navigate high school! How can she possibly hope to impress her classmates when she can’t even talk to them?! A new high-school heroine is born (maybe?)!
Pentabu - My Girlfriend's a Geek 5. (manga)
Dating a “rotten” girl geek is no easy feat, as Taiga knows well. But after overcoming some of the strangest hurdles and learning to accept Yuiko’s fangirl tendencies, he’s over the moon now that their comical but loving relationship is stronger than ever! But when the fanfic he’s been diligently writing for Yuiko brings Taiga some sudden and unwelcome Internet notoriety, will he be able to withstand the onslaught of a zillion Yuikos, or will he run away screaming from his happy ending?!
Vanessa Rogers - 101 Things to Do on the Street
101 Things to Do on the Street is packed with creative and innovative ideas for street games and activities to help young people aged 11-19 explore personal, social and emotional issues. Specifically designed so that few resources or props are needed, the activities included are all practical, easy to follow, and above all, fun.
Nat Lambert - How to Draw 101 Things that Go
This 48-page book contains step-by-step line drawings to help budding artists draw 101 different things that go in various shapes, sizes and poses. Since each image is broken down into six simple steps, children will quickly gain in confidence when they see their finished results, and will soon be adapting their designs and drawing freehand pictures of their own.
Gabrielle Mander - 101 Things to do with Your Retired Man
For any wife who wished for more time with their husband - and then got it! After a lifetime of marriage, you and your husband now have your golden years to spend together in blissful retirement - not! If he's always around the house and you are at your wits end, it's time for you to rediscover what you loved about him in the first place. With encouraging chapters such as Get Sporty, Get a Grip, Get with It, Get Together, Get Down, and Get Set, you will find everything you need to take up wind surfing, organize your life, and get tuned in to what the kids are doing. Retirement is the perfect time to learn a new skill, get in touch with old friends, and explore the great wide open, so get out there and get started! This hilarious look at retirement is cheaper than marriage counseling and the perfect stocking-filler this holiday season. Your golden years will suddenly look much brighter after you've figured out 101 Things to Do With Your Retired Man.
Kit White - 101 Things to Learn in Art School
What is the first thing to learn in art school? "Art can be anything." The second thing? "Learn to draw." With 101 Things to Learn in Art School, artist and teacher Kit White delivers and develops such lessons, striking an instructive balance between technical advice and sage concepts. These 101 maxims, meditations, and demonstrations offer both a toolkit of ideas for the art student and a set of guiding principles for the artist. Complementing each of the 101 succinct texts is an equally expressive drawing by the artist, often based on a historical or contemporary work of art, offering a visual correlative to the written thought. "Art can be anything" is illustrated by a drawing of Duchamp’s famous urinal; a description of chiaroscuro art is illuminated by an image "after Caravaggio"; a lesson on time and media is accompanied by a view of a Jenny Holzer projection; advice about surviving a critique gains resonance from Piero della Francesca’s arrow-pierced Saint Sebastian. 101 Things to Learn in Art School offers advice about the issues artists confront across all artistic media, but this is no simple handbook to making art. It is a guide to understanding art as a description of the world we live in, and it is a guide to using art as a medium for thought. And so this book belongs on the reading list of art students, art teachers, and artists, but it also belongs in the library of everyone who cares about art as a way of understanding life.
Kiyoko Arai - Beauty Pop 3.
Tsuyoshi Niida, having taken second place to Narumi's hairstyling once again, is determined to come out on top against the Scissors Project. He issues a challenge, but the Scissors Project needs five people to compete in this beauty battle or they'll lose by default. Narumi needs Kiri's help - but is his desire to win stronger than his pride?
Kiyoko Arai - Beauty Pop 2.
Kiri's identity as the mysterious "X" who does makeovers behind the scenes is now public knowledge as she competes against hairstylist Narumi. In their one-on-one Scissors Project challenge the hairstylist who loses will receive a haircut by the winner--and must endure whatever that haircut might be...
Kiyoko Arai - Beauty Pop 1.
Kiri's friend Kanako gives a present to one of the members of the Scissors Project. Her act of kindness is interpreted as a bribe to get a makeover, and they reject her out of hand for being too ugly. Kiri decides to help Kanako and give the boys a lesson in what true beauty is.
John Griffin - Trick 'r Treat
Trick 'r Treat delves into the four stories that make up the feature film, Trick 'r Treat releasing in October 2007. It reflects Dougherty's personal take on the filmmaking process, details how the ideas and art came together, and presents it with exclusive special features in a unique format. The genre encompasses drama, horror, thriller...mixed with a good dose of twisted humor.
Gabrielle Evans - Myth and Mischief
The Gathering is called. The spell is cast. There is no escaping the Midnight Matings. Colton isn't happy with the elders' trickery, but he's not opposed to choosing a mate. Sly may not be exactly what he had in mind, but if he can get past his instinct to eat the little ferret, they might just be able to make it work. Sly has wanted a mate for as long as he can remember. When he crawls up Colton's leg while trying to escape his ex-lover, he quickly realizes that the big hippogriff shifter is just what he's been looking for. Sly possesses something very special, though-something anyone would kill to have. Unfortunately, it's also his only hope of achieving immortality if he wishes to stay with Colton forever. But how long can he keep his treasure hidden from those who seek to take it as their own?
Kate Chopin - The Awakening and Other Stories
'She wanted to swim far out, where no woman had swum before.' Kate Chopin was one of the most individual and adventurous of nineteenth-century american writers, whose fiction explored new and often startling territory. When her most famous story, The Awakening, was first published in 1899, it stunned readers with its frank portrayal of the inner word of Edna Pontellier, and its daring criticisms of the limits of marriage and motherhood. The subtle beauty of her writing was contrasted with her unwomanly and sordid subject-matter: Edna's rejection of her domestic role, and her passionate quest for spiritual, sexual, and artistic freedom. From her first stories, Chopin was interested in independent characters who challenged convention. This selection, freshly edited form the first printing of each text, enables readers to follow her unfolding career as she experimented with a broad range of writing, from tales for children to decadent fin-de siecle sketches. The Awakening is set alongside thirty-two short stories, illustrating the spectrum of the fiction from her first published stories to her 1898 secret masterpiece, 'The Storm'.