“Voyage In The Dark” was first published in 1934, but it could have been written today. It is the story of an unhappy love affair, a portrait of a hypocritical society, and an exploration of exile and breakdown; all written in Jean Rhys’ hauntingly simple and beautiful style. Eighteen, on her own and independent as much through circumstance as character, Anna has exchanged the West Indies of her childhood for the cold greyness of England, with its narrow streets and narrower rules. As she drifts towards the demi-monde of 1914 London, she comes to realise that life will never be so free and easy again. Her childish dreams have been replaced by the harsher reality of living in a man’s world, where all charity has its price.
Eoin Colfer - And Another Thing...
An Englishman's continuing search through space and time for a decent cup of tea . . . Arthur Dent's accidental association with that wholly remarkable book, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, has not been entirely without incident. Arthur has traveled the length, breadth, and depth of known, and unknown, space. He has stumbled forward and backward through time. He has been blown up, reassembled, cruelly imprisoned, horribly released, and colorfully insulted more than is strictly necessary. And of course Arthur Dent has comprehensively failed to grasp the meaning of life, the universe, and everything. Arthur has finally made it home to Earth, but that does not mean he has escaped his fate. Arthur's chances of getting his hands on a decent cuppa have evaporated rapidly, along with all the world's oceans. For no sooner has he touched down on the planet Earth than he finds out that it is about to be blown up . . . again. And Another Thing . . . is the rather unexpected, but very welcome, sixth installment of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series. It features a pantheon of unemployed gods, everyone's favorite renegade Galactic President, a lovestruck green alien, an irritating computer, and at least one very large slab of cheese.
Pamela Clare - Breaking Point
I-Team #5 While investigating border violence in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, Denver journalist Natalie Benoit is caught in a bloody ambush and taken captive. Alone in the hands of ruthless killers, she will need every ounce of courage she possesses to survive. Betrayed by another operative, Deputy U.S. Marshal Zach McBride has endured a week of torture and interrogation at the hands of a bloodthirsty Mexican drug cartel. Ready to give his life if he must, he remains unbroken - until he hears the cries of an American woman. Although Natalie is only a voice in the darkness of their shared prison, her plight brings renewed strength to Zach's battered body. With her help, he overpowers their captors, and they flee through the desert toward the border, the attraction between them flaring hotter than the Sonoran sun. But past loss and tragedy leave both of them reluctant to follow their hearts, even when the passion between them reaches its breaking point. Faced with feelings neither expected, they fight to stay ahead of the danger that hunts them as forces more powerful than they can imagine conspire to destroy them both…
Denis Richards - J. W. Hunt - An Illustrated History of Modern Britain, 1783-1980
Completely revised and re-designed in an attractive new large format, the third edition of this best-selling textbook will help pupils to understand the main political, economic and social developments in British history from the late eighteenth century right into the 1980s.
Ismeretlen szerző - Szerintem ezt a bort már valaki megitta egyszer - I Think This Wine Has Been Drunk Before
Az idézetes könyvek sorozat legújabb darabja, 1500 idézettel, az eddigieknél bővebb terjedelemben.
Sarah Diemer - Once Upon a Hallow's Eve
"Stories often begin with 'Once upon a time,' or 'Once there was--' charming lines that imply a fairy tale. Our story starts with wolves in the woods, and--by degrees--gets worse. "This tale, as you can imagine, is not the charming sort." A young girl with a hopeless wish, a Dark King with a candle for a heart, a single Hallow's Eve night to spin the brightest of magics. "Once Upon a Hallow's Eve," a short story and original Halloween fairy tale, travels to the court of Dark Shadows and back again on a bewitching journey across a most unusual Halloween night.
Al Kavadlo - We're Working Out!
Fitness isn't easy. There are no quick fixes and magic secrets – you have to do the work! But it can be an enjoyable and enriching experience that will teach you a lot about yourself. We're Working Out! A Zen Approach to Everyday Fitness is less of a step-by-step guide and more of a fitness philosophy book. It is designed to show you how to make your own workout program, rather than just following my routine. It is not like any fitness book you’ve ever seen before. Testimonials: The first time I met Al he challenged me to a one-arm chin-up! His enthusiasm for fitness is infectious no matter if you are just dabbling in exercise for the first time or are an Ironman World Champion. -Karen Smyers, USA Triathlon Hall of Famer and Ironman World Champion. Al's approach combines effective exercises with a motivating philosophy that helped me to pursue my fitness goals. Training with him reminded me how rewarding working out can be. -Emma Robinson, Two-time Olympic medalist in rowing. Al's approach to fitness is a breath of fresh air and a voice of reason. This book is a necessary step in the documentation of physical culture. -Randy Humola, Personal training legend. Summary: Al Kavadlo is one of New York City's most passionate and successful personal trainers. With clients ranging from everyday people to athletes, models and even an Olympic medalist, Al understands both the mind of the beginner and the drive of a champion. His colorful and unique perspective comes from his personal journey, which is shared in this book along with insights and anecdotes. A fixture in the ever-changing fitness scene, Al has inspired thousands to "believe and achieve," getting them to do things they once thought impossible. How does he do it? By telling the truth. Are you ready for it?
Heinrich Hoffmann - Struwwelpeter
One of the most popular and influential children's book ever written, this time-honored tale — sure to produce lots of giggles — describes the gruesome consequences that befall children who torment animals, play with matches, suck their thumbs, refuse to eat, and fidget at meals. A collector's item, written in rhyming couplets and illustrated by the author.
Flann O'Brien - At Swim-Two-Birds
The story of an Irish college student who - half to amuse himself and half to avoid work - writes an irreverent novel about the figures of Irish myth and legend in which characters come to life and riot against their author, At Swim is a wildly comic send-up of Irish literature and culture. O'Brien opened up a whole new world of possibilities for fiction and subsequent novelists have played with his zany ideas, chief among them being the idea that characters in fiction have earned the right to be "recycled" - after all, they've proven their reliability as characters! - not retired once their stories are finished.
Lois Lowry - Messenger
For the past six years, Matty has lived in Village and flourished under the guidance of Seer, a blind man, known for his special sight. Village was a place that welcomed newcomers, but something sinister has seeped into Village and the people have voted to close it to outsiders. Matty has been invaluable as a Messenger. Now he must make one last journey through the treacherous forest with his only weapon, a power he unexpectedly discovers within himself.
Guy Adams - The House That Jack Built
Jackson Leaves - an Edwardian house in Penylan.Built 1906, semi-detached, three storeys, spacious, beautifully presented. Left in good condition to Rob and Julia by Rob's late aunt. It's an ordinary sort of a house. Except for the way the rooms don't stay in the same places. And the strange man that turns up in the airing cupboard. And the apparitions. And the temporal surges that attract the attentions of Torchwood. And the fact that the first owner of Jackson Leaves in 1906 was a Captain Jack Harkness...
Susan Krinard - Maggie Shayne - Gena Showalter - Heart of Darkness
From the masters of paranormal romance, three brand-new tales of seduction. The Darkest Angel by Gena Showalter A Lords of the Underworld tale An iron-willed demon assassin, the angel Lysander has never known lust - until he meets Bianka. Spawned from the bloodline of Lucifer, the beautiful but deadly Harpy is determined to lead the pure-hearted Lysander into temptation.. Love Me to Death by Maggie Shayne Twenty-two years ago four teenage boys were convicted of a young girl's murder. Now, in the form of a beautiful woman, the "victim" is seeking vengeance. And only one man dares to dig into the past to uncover its secrets. and set her free. Lady of the Nile by Susan Krinard Lady Tameri believes herself to be the reincarnation of an ancient Egyptian princess, and Leo Erskine has set out to prove her wrong.never dreaming that the two of them are about to discover a prophecy that will bind them together forever.
Lincoln Child - Death Match
Everyone's looking for the perfect match, a life-long partner, and Lewis and Lindsay Thorpe have found theirs, thanks to hi-tech matchmaker Eden Inc. But when the happy couple's life together ends in what looks like a double suicide, Eden Inc. has some explaining to do. So they hire forensic psychologist Christopher Lash to figure out what went wrong. And then another perfect match ends in death...
Douglas Preston - Lincoln Child - The Ice Limit
When a meteorite possessing secrets about human evolution is discovered in a desolate region of Chile, an expedition team sets out to recover it but finds increasing mysteries and dangerous challenges along the way.
Douglas Preston - Lincoln Child - Mount Dragon
Mount Dragon: an enigmatic research complex hidden in the vast desert of New Mexico. Guy Carson and Susana Cabeza de Vaca have come to Mount Dragon to work shoulder to shoulder with some of the greatest scientific minds on the planet. Led by visionary genius Brent Scopes, their secret goal is a medical breakthrough that promises to bring incalculable benefits to the human race. But while Scopes believes he is leading the way to a new world order, he may in fact be opening the door to mass human extinction. And when Guy and Susana attempt to stop him they find themselves locked in a frightening battle with Scopes, his henchmen, and the apocalyptic nightmare that science has unleashed.
Gaelen Foley - One Night of Sin
Renowned storyteller Gaelen Foley unfurls the seductive tale of the rakish Lord Alec Knight, who never looked for love--until it was right in front of him.... Lord Alec Knight, the most daring and handsome rogue in all of London, is a smooth-talking aristocrat with an abundance of high-society lady admirers. With his irresistible wit, lucky hand at the gaming tables, and enticing charisma, he can have any woman he wants. But when the only girl he would have considered marrying ties the knot with someone else, Alec realizes he doesn't want to be with just any lady--he wants to find the love of his life. The beautiful and boldly spirited Miss Becky Ward takes his life by storm after he rescues her from peril. Alec soons learns that Becky is on the run, having uncovered a menacing secret about her cousin, the murderous Prince Mikhail Kurkov. In the midst of danger, Alec and Becky find themselves deeply drawn to each other. After the two spend an all-consuming night of sin, Becky's knight in shining armor vows on his honor to protect her until the end. But before long, Alec is protecting her with more than honor--and it seems the once untamed rake of London just may have found what he has been searching for all along...true love.
Sally Gardner - The Silver Blade
A stirring tale of magic and revolution- fans of The Red Necklace won't want to miss it. The year is 1794. With his beloved Sido safely in England and the Reign of Terror at its height, mysterious Yann returns to revolutionary France to smuggle out aristocratic refugees who will otherwise face the guillotine. But while the two are apart, Yann’s Gypsy origins prejudice Sido’s guardian against their marriage, thwarting their longed-for reunion. When Sido is kidnapped under strange circumstances, however, Yann must use all his strength and courage to outwit the evil Count Kalliovski, rescue Sido, and help save all of France. As she did in The Red Necklace and the award-winning I, Coriander, Sally Gardner spins an epic tale that combines a vivid sense of history, characters full of Dickensian drama and fascination, and a sizzling adventure with touches of magic and romance.
John Ostrander - Jan Duursema - Star Wars: Legacy 1. - Broken
The future of Star Wars is here in an all-new adventure set more than a century after Return of the Jedi and the New Jedi Order! The Jedi Temple is attacked, an Emperor is betrayed, and the Sith are born anew! A lot can happen in a hundred years, but that's just the beginning of the story! Not since Luke Skywalker first stepped aboard the Millennium Falcon has the galaxy seemed like such a vast, exciting, dangerous place! Readers will meet a host of new characters, see fleets of new spaceships, and visit scores of exotic locations-some new and some familiar.
Katie MacAlister - Jennifer Ashley - Minda Webber - Just One Sip
Quirky visions of vampire love animate this collection of three original novellas by paranormal romance authors MacAlister (author of the popular Dark Ones series), Ashley (Penelope and Prince Charming) and Webber (The Remarkable Miss Frankenstein). In Ashley's contribution, "Viva Las Vampires," journalist Meredith Black pursues an interview with sexy Vegas hotelier Stefan Erickson, owner of Transylvania Castle hotel. Little does she know he's a real vampire, with designs of his own for her. Webber's entry, "Lucy and the Crypt Casanova," cruises on the irascible charm of lead Lucy Campbell, a klutzy TV talk-show hostess who's forced to team up with her no-good ex, a sexy vampire detective, for the sake of a hot story: a murder investigation involving an incubus, a rare monster that feeds on youth like vamps feed on blood. The strongest of the three, for its over-the-top sexual antics and fully realized farcical world, is MacAlister's "Bring Out Your Dead," a story that unites an undead life coach for zombies (and part-time English tutor), Ysabelle Raleigh, with an anxious vampire who takes her for his long lost "Beloved." Despite a few missteps (MacAlister's French-mangling spirit guide, for instance, tends to irritate rather than amuse), this fast, funny and twisty collection proves good to the last drop.
Greg Egan - Diaspora
A dramatic insight into the future of Man in the 30th century and beyond where life is divided into three; fleshers - true homo-sapines; Gleisner robots - human minds within machines; and polises - supercomputers teeming with intellgent software containing copies of human personalities.