“Alphabets and names make games and everybody has a name and all the same they have in a way to have a birthday,” muses Gertrude Stein in To Do: A Book of Alphabets and Birthdays. Written in 1940 and intended as a follow-up to her children’s book The World Is Round, published the previous year, To Do is a fanciful journey through the alphabet. Each letter is represented by four names (including Gertrude for “G”) and features a short story told in verse. “[This is] a birthday book I would have liked as a child,” said Stein of To Do.
Publishers rejected the manuscript as too complex for children, and it remained unpublished during Stein’s lifetime. A text-only version issued from Yale University Press in 1957. Now, more than seventy years after Stein penned the story, To Do is appearing with illustrations, realizing the author’s original concept for the book. Giselle Potter’s witty and stylish illustrations provide a perfect complement to Stein’s uniquely whimsical world of words, creating a truly delightful, often hilarious book that adults and children alike can appreciate and love.
Johannes Nathan - Frank Zöllner - Leonardo da Vinci, 1452-1519.
Da Vinci in detail: Leonardo's life and work all pictures, all drawings! One of the most fully achieved human beings who has ever lived, Leonardo da Vinci(1452 1519) is recognized the world over as a figure ofinfinite curiosity, feverish imagination and sublime artistic ability.Thisupdated editionof our XL title provides themost comprehensive survey of the life and work of this master painter, sculptor, architect, scientist, and inventor. Itscatalogue raisonneof Leonardo s paintings covers both his surviving and his lost painted works. With full-bleed details of many paintings, the reader is able to inspect the subtlest facets of brushworks that came to revolutionize Art History.A further catalog ofLeonardo's drawingsarranges nearly 700 of his drawings by category (architecture, technical, proportion, cartography, etc) and showcases his fabulous observational finesse, fromanatomical studies to architectural plans, from complex engineering designs to pudgy infant portraits. It includes a fresh chapter exploring theartist's mesmerizing manuscripts.The accompanying account of Leonardo's life and work includes a special in-depth exploration of his masterworksThe AnnunciationandThe Last Supper.
Margaret Forster - Lady's Maid
Young and timid but full of sturdy good sense and awakening sophistication, Lily Wilson arrives in London in 1844, becoming a lady’s maid to the fragile, housebound Elizabeth Barrett. Lily is quickly drawn to her mistress’s gaiety and sharp intelligence, the power of her poetry, and her deep emotional need. It is a strange intimacy that will last sixteen years. It is Lily who smuggles Miss Barrett out of the gloomy Wimpole Street house, witnesses her secret wedding to Robert Browning in an empty church, and flees with them to threadbare lodgings and the heat, light, and colors of Italy. As housekeeper, nursemaid, companion, and confidante, Lily is with Elizabeth in every crisis–birth, bereavement, travel, literary triumph. As her devotion turns almost to obsession, Lily forgets her own fleeting loneliness. But when Lily’s own affairs take a dramatic turn, she comes to expect the loyalty from Elizabeth that she herself has always given.
Vera Forster - A daughter of her century
'A clever child chooses well the time and place to be born. Marton street in Budapest in 1924 was not the best choice.' So begins the story of Vera Forster's extraordinary life. Vera's story is much more than a simple narrative about what happened to one person caught up in some of the most significant events of the twentieth century. In her own distinctive words, it shows 'how survival may depend on random acts of goodness, and how the darkest of times can be illuminated by unexpected flashes of light'. Most unusually, the narrative is interwoven with semi-fictional short stories, which evoke vividly the spirit and turmoil of those dark times. Stylish, witty and engaging, this books speaks to the indomitable spirit of a remarkable women. It is a must read for everyone.
S. D. Tucker - The Great Pan is not Dead
Setting off for life in his new parish, young parson James Arnold already thinks he knows what country life in Victorian England is like. He may be rich in theological doctrine, but finds out only too soon that the good folk of Old Mawnawm are not an easy flock to shepherd. Trefellyn and his village compatriots are not malicious people, but like anyone else, they deserve to be listened to and treated with respect. When uncompromising book-learning meets age-old country lore, battle lines are swiftly drawn and Arnold realises that people are not always what you want them to be. Fighting a losing battle against the legacy of his predecessor, Old Pontifex, who respected the old ways , and the influential and enigmatic landowner, Lord Porthmawnawm, Arnold does not know which way to turn, rapidly finding himself at a disadvantage in every encounter with the villagers. Set against a rural backdrop worthy of Thomas Hardy, rich in natural beauty, both breathtaking and at times threatening, the struggle between old and new, town and country, man and woman, is played out until it reaches its inevitable and disturbing conclusion.
Rowena Akinyemi - Rainforests (Oxford Bookworms)
Deep rivers, tall trees, strange animals, beautiful flowers - this is the rainforest. Burning trees, thick smoke, new roads and cities, dead animals, people without homes - this is the rainforest too. To some people the rainforests mean beautiful places that you can visit; to others they mean trees that they can cut down and sell. Between 1950 and 2000 half of the world's rainforests disappeared. While you read these words, somewhere in the world people are cutting down rainforest trees. What are these wonderful places that we call rainforests - and is it too late to save them?
Marianne de Pierres - Angel Arias
Retra - now called Naif - has escaped from Ixion, the island of ever-night. She doesn't know if her friends on the island survived the battle between the Ripers and the rebels. But she does know that she must return home, behind the sealed walls of Grave, to find out why the Ripers have been seen there talking to the councillors. What links the two worlds? First she must convince Ruzalia to help her. The fierce pirate captain saves those who face terrible fates on Ixion, but that doesn't guarantee their gratitude. Instead, she faces a revolt - and Naif is caught in the middle. Naif will need all her courage to survive. For Lenoir, who wants to keep her safe, for her friends Suki and Rollo, if they live, for Markes, who has secrets of his own, and for the new friends she will make on this journey. The fate of worlds depends on it.
Michael Morpurgo - Dear Olly
As Olly waits for her brother's letters, she watches the swallows preparing to leave for the winter. Hero the swallow starts his long journey to Africa, not knowing the terrible dangers he will meet on the way. And when Matt sees the children in the African orphanage - sick, injured and lonely - he knows he's made the right decisions, but he never could have dreamt of what was going to happen to him there... A story in three movements, told my three voices - a lyrical tale of family, love and determination.
Phillipa Ashley - Nell Dixon - Elizabeth Hanbury - Brief Encounters
Brief Encounters is a sparkling new anthology of six romantic short stories. Sweet and sexy, contemporary and historical – the collection has something for everyone and is written by three top romantic authors Phillipa Ashley, Nell Dixon and Elizabeth Hanbury.
Katie Fforde - Flora's Lot
Flora Stanza has sub-let her London life in a bid to join the family antiques business. Her knowledge extends only to the information she has crammed from daytime TV, but what she lacks in experience she makes up for in blind enthusiasm. So she is more than a little put out when she doesn't receive the warm country welcome she expected. Her curt cousin Charles and his fiancee Annabelle are determined to send Flora packing, and their offer to buy her out is tempting...until a strange warning makes her think twice. Stuck with a cat about to burst with kittens, Flora has little choice but to accept the offer to stay in an abandoned holiday cottage miles from any neighbors, let alone a trendy wine bar. And between fighting off dinner invitations from the devastatingly handsome Henry, and hiding her secret eco-friendly lodger William, Flora soon discovers country life is far from dull as she sets about rebuilding the crumbling business...
Katie Fforde - Artistic Licence
There's an art to choosing men... but Thea's just discovering it. Fed up with looking after a houseful of students, Thea Orville throws caution to the winds and takes off to Ireland with Rory, a charming but feckless artist. But Thea's old life isn't so easily cut off. The arrival of Molly, her bossy friend, demanding to see Rory's stunning paintings (and to find out what Thea is up to) is bad enough, but why did she have to bring Petal, Thea's most annoying lodger, along for the ride? And worst of all, Petal is accompanied by her uncle, the enigmatic Ben, a man Thea has sworn never to like. The timing is terrible - Rory's dog is about to have puppies - but even more alarming is that the more Rory pursues Thea, the more maddeningly attractive she finds Ben...
Gregory Maguire - The Next Queen of Heaven
Strange events are occurring in the small town of Thebes, USA. Knocked out by a falling statue of the Virgin Mary, Mrs Leontina Scales wakes up not quite the woman she was before. What on earth are her sons and her foul-mouthed daughter Tabitha supposed to do with a mad mother who speaks in tongues? Meanwhile, choir director Jeremy Carr needs a rehearsal venue for his gay singing group. Could the Sisters of the Sorrowful Mysteries be his salvation? As the year draws to a close, the Radical Radiants battle the Catholics, a Christmas pageant goes horribly awry, and a child is born...Frantic, funny and farcical, The Next Queen of Heaven is a modern masterpiece from the incredible imagination of Gregory Maguire.
Ismeretlen szerző - The Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock & Roll
In 1983, Rolling Stone Press introduced its first Rock & Roll Encyclopedia. Almost two decades later, it has become the premier guide to the history of rock & roll, and has been selected by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame & Museum as its official source of information. Giving full coverage to all aspects of the rock scene, it tells the story of rock & roll in a clear and easy reference format, including complete discographies, personnel changes for every band, and backstage information like date and place of birth, from Elvis Presley to Eminem. Since the last edition, the music scene has exploded in every area, from boy-bands to hip-hop, electronica to indie rock. Here, the Encyclopedia explores them all -- 'NSync, Notorious B.I.G., Ricky Martin, Radiohead, Britney Spears, Blink-182, Sean "Puffy" Combs, Portishead, Fatboy Slim, Fiona Apple, Lil' Kim, Limp Bizkit, Oasis, Outkast, Yo La Tengo, TLC, and many, many more. The Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock & Roll, Third Edition includes all the facts, phenomena, and flukes that make up the history of rock. Accompanying the biographical and discographical information on the nearly 2,000 artists included in this edition are incisive essays that reveal the performers' musical influences, first breaks, and critical and commercial hits and misses, as well as evaluations of their place in rock history. Filled with hundreds of historical photos, The Rolling Stone Encyclopedia is more than just a reference book, it is the bible of rock & roll.
Ismeretlen szerző - Dictionary of Phrasal verbs
Állandósult szókapcsolatok egynyevű angol szótára nyelvtanulók részére körülbelül 3000 állandósult szókapcsolattal, 12000 példával, 2000 szinonímaszóval és ellentétes értelmű szóval, írásmódjukkal és használatukkal egybekötve.
Daniel Solis - Illustrated C# 2012
This book presents the C# 5.0 language in a uniquely succinct and visual format. Often in programming books, the information can be hidden in a vast sea of words. As a programmer who has over the years used a dozen programming languages, the author understands it can sometimes be difficult to slog through another 1,000-page book of dense text to learn a new language. There are likely many other programmers who feel the same way. To address this situation, this book explains C# 5.0 using figures; short, focused code samples; and clear, concise explanations. Figures are of prime importance in this book. While teaching programming seminars, Daniel Solis found that he could almost watch the light bulbs going on over the students’ heads as he drew the figures on the whiteboard. In this text, he has distilled each important concept into simple but accurate illustrations. The visual presentation of the content will give you an understanding of C# that’s not possible with text alone. For something as intricate and precise as a programming language, however, there must be text as well as figures. But rather than long, wordy explanations, Solis has used short, concise descriptions and bulleted lists to make each important piece of information visually distinct. By the end of this book, you’ll have a thorough working knowledge of all aspects of the C# language, whether you’re a novice programmer or a seasoned veteran of other languages. If you want a long, leisurely, verbose explanation of the language, this is not the book for you. But if you want a concise, thorough, visual presentation of C# 5.0, this is just what you’re looking for. What you’ll learn: - Details of the C# 5.0 language presented in a clear, concise treatment - New features in the latest version of .NET, version 4.5, in the author’s unique visual style - How C# differs from and is similar to other programming languages, aiding migrating C++ and VB programmers who already know how languages work Who this book is for: - Visual Basic programmers interested in moving to C# - C++ programmers interested in moving to C# - Novice programmers interested in learning C# - Students in introductory programming classes learning C# Table of Contents: 1. C# and the .NET Framework 2. Overview of C# Programming 3. Types, Storage, and Variables 4. Classes: The Basics 5. Methods 6. More About Classes 7. Classes and Inheritance 8. Expressions and Operators 9. Statements 10. Structs 11. Enumerations 12. Arrays 13. Delegates 14. Events 15. Interfaces 16. Conversions 17. Generics 18. Enumerators and Iterators 19. Introduction to LINQ 20. Introduction to Asynchronous Programming 21. Namespaces and Assemblies 22. Exceptions 23. Preprocessor Directives 24. Reflection and Attributes 25. Other Topics
Sherrilyn Kenyon - Amanda Ashley - L. A. Banks - Lori Handeland - Stroke of Midnight
In an unseen world that lurks in the shadows, they roam the night-feral, passionate, and dangerous. And when their world touches ours, a primitive desire takes hold, leaving mere mortals powerless in its wake... Four of romance's most intriguing authors have come together to create a mesmerizing anthology-unforgettable tales of vampires, shapeshifters, and were-wolves. At the heart of these deeply sensual tales are everyday people facing extraordinary events-men and women thrown together by fate and an irresistible desire. In this world, your eyes can betray you as myth becomes reality, curses are vanquished, and love is the only weapon that can stand in the face of evil. In this world, there is a moment when passion and forbidden desire collide at the... Stroke of Midnight Winter Born by Sherrilyn Kenyon Two enemy Were-Panthers discover that fate has destined they become lovers. Pandora must learn to trust Dante's foreign nature. But as she slowly succumbs to the truest passion she has ever known, dark forces have already set out to reclaim her... Born of the Night by Amanda Ashley When Lady Shanara Montiori is taken hostage, she learns that the rumors about her captor are true. Lord Reyes is afflicted with the dark curse of the werewolf. Still, Shanara can't fight the attraction they both feel. Will their love break the curse-or feed its powerful hold? Make It Last Forever by L. A. Banks An innocent mistake forces the beautiful Tara onto a mission to save herself from the dark fate that awaits her. Salvation comes in the form of a seductive biker with a heart of gold. But will surrendering to their ripe attraction unleash a danger even she cannot control? Red Moon Rising by Lori Handeland Novelist Maya Alexander's peace is shattered when she is stalked by a Navaho skinwalker who has taken on the guise of a wolf. Her only hope is the mysterious Clay Philips. In his arms, she seeks protection-but as the red moon rises, no one is safe from the danger that lurks nearby...
Selma Lagerlöf - The Löwensköld Ring
The Lowenskold Ring is the first volume of a trilogy originally published between 1925 and 1928. In addition to being a disturbing saga of revenge from beyond the grave, it is a tale of courageous, persistent women, with interesting narrative twists and a permeating sense of ambiguity. The potent ring of the title brings suffering and violent death in its wake, and its spell continues from one generation to the next, as well as into the two subsequent novels in the trilogy.
Patricia Briggs - Hunting Ground
Mated to werewolf Charles Cornick, the son -and enforcer -of the leader of the North American werewolves, Anna Latham now knows how dangerous being a werewolf is, especially when a werewolf opposes Charles and his father is struck down. Charles's reputation makes him the prime suspect, and the penalty for the crime is execution. Now Anna and Charles must combine their talents to hunt down the real killer -or Charles will take the fall.
Samuel Richardson - Pamela, or Virtue Rewarded
‘I cannot be patient, I cannot be passive, when my virtue is in danger’ Fifteen-year-old Pamela Andrews, alone and unprotected, is relentlessly pursued by her dead mistress’s son. Although she is attracted to young Mr B., she holds out against his demands and threats of abduction and rape, determined to defend her virginity and abide by her own moral standards. Psychologically acute in its investigations of sex, freedom and power, Richardson’s first novel caused a sensation when it was first published, with its depiction of a servant heroine who dares to assert herself. Richly comic and full of lively scenes and descriptions, Pamela contains a diverse cast of characters, ranging from the vulgar and malevolent Mrs Jewkes to the aggressive but awkward country squire who serves this unusual love story as both its villain and its hero. This edition incorporates all the revisions made by Richardson in his lifetime. Margaret A. Doody’s introduction discusses the genre of epistolary novels, and examines characterization, the role of women and class differences in Pamela.
Jeff Lindsay - Double Dexter
THE DEXTER PHENOMENON—IN PRINT, ON THE SCREEN, AND IN THE HEARTS OF MILLIONS OF FANS—CONTINUES WITH A DEADLY DUEL . . . Dexter is displeased. Like any self-respecting, totally decent, soundly homicidal guy, Dexter Morgan takes great pride in his work and is careful to remain anonymous. So he is, naturally, upset to discover that someone has identified him and—worst of all—is now turning his own methods against him. The situation soon becomes more complicated when a brutal cop-killer begins targeting Miami’s police detectives—leaving behind bodies that are battered beyond recognition—and stoking the department’s worst fears. As his colleagues grow more paranoid of the psychotic killer in their midst, Dexter’s position is increasingly perilous. He is running out of time to track down this copycat and deliver his usual special justice, before his dark hobby is revealed to the world.