A lush historical epic, The Fourth Queen is the story of one woman’s struggle for power and love in the court of the eighteenth-century Emperor of Morocco. Poetically intense and sensual, it marks the debut of a gifted new author.
Beautiful Helen Gloag is determined to escape the cycle of poverty and early death that has destroyed so many women in her native Scotland. Barely out of her teens, she flees her hometown and sets sail for the Colonies on a ship bound for Boston. But the ship falls prey to a band of corsairs—pirates from the Barbary coast of Africa. Helen is taken captive and sent to a procuress in Morocco, where women are sold into the slave markets of the nobility. In the procuress’s house, she is discovered by the witty, soft-hearted dwarf Microphilus, who oversees the Harem of the Emperor himself. Knowing her red hair and milky skin will enthrall his master, he takes her to Marrakech, and the imperial palace.
The Harem of the Emperor is a mysterious, voluptuous, and forbidding place, a hive of dangerous political tensions and unlikely friendships. Microphilus, himself a Scot captured by pirates as a young man, has found his fortune in the Emperor’s Harem, where he serves the Queens. With Microphilus’s help, Helen learns to negotiate the politics of the Harem and compete for the Emperor’s favor.
In the Harem, hundreds of women are vying to be one of the four queens, thus setting the scene for the tragic power struggle and love story that ensue.
Amanda Downum - Kingdoms of Dust
With her master dead and her oaths foresworn, necromancer and spy Isyllt Iskaldur finds herself in exile. Hounded by assassins, she seeks asylum in Assar, the empire she so recently worked to undermine. A land where necromancers go gloved and veiled, and touch no one but the dead. There, warlords threaten the Empire's fragile peace, and the empress is beset by enemies within the court. Even worse, darkness stirs in the deep desert. Ancient spirits long held captive are waking--spirits that can destroy Assar faster than any army. Accompanied by an outcast jinn, Isyllt must travel into the heart of the desert to lay the darkness there to rest once more. But her sympathies are torn between the captive spirits and the order of mages sworn to bind them. And whichever choice she makes could raze the Empire to dust.
Linda Jones - Wire & Bead Celtic Jewelry
Linda Jones brings you antoher 35 fantastic step-by-step jewelry projects inspired by the ever popular motifs and art of the ancient Celts. Her beautiful twisted wire and bead designs will have you dashing to your bead box. Using only some beads, a spool of wire, and a few simple tools, you can begin right away as Linda tells you absolutely everything you need to know. The projects are set up like recipes with materials lists and step-by-step instructions so they are perfect for beginners, and her unique designs will inspire those already experienced in the craft, too. With chokers, brooches, delicate chains, rings, earrings, bangles, and more. "Wire & Bead Celtic Jewelry" offers something for everyone, so whether you want to make a piece as a unique gift or for yourself, Linda shows you how. *Creating Wire & Beaded Jewelry has old over 40,000 copies worldwide. *Includes innovative and decorative jig pattern designs. *Projects include rings, bangles, kilt pins, charm bracelets, and necklaces. *Specially commissioned step-by-step photographs demonstrate exactly how to make each piece.
Ismeretlen szerző - Franklin's Spaceship
Franklin the turtle and all of his friends are playing spaceship in their tree fort. Well, almost all of his friends. Where's Snail? He's down on the ground, playing his harmonica. "Our spaceship is about to take off. Climb aboard!" Franklin tells Snail. But Snail doesn't want to play spaceship, he wants to play his harmonica. "You can do that later," Franklin answers him, and so Snail agrees to join his friends. But even after blasting off into space, dodging meteors and landing on Planet Glorp, Snail isn't having any fun in the spaceship. He would still rather play his harmonica. Can Franklin and Snail find a way to play together so that everyone has fun? Often, young children are confronted with disagreements over choosing a game to play, which can lead to a child being left out of playtime. Here, as in all the Franklin books, the characters find a solution, and all the friends are able to contribute to the game, making them each feel like a part of the group. This title would stir lively discussions among youngsters as a tie-in to character education lessons on adaptability, fairness or inclusiveness. Based on the beloved 3D-animated television series Franklin and Friends, it would be a popular read-aloud choice for preschool or kindergarten storytime
Ismeretlen szerző - Franklin in the Stars
Franklin the Turtle and his sister, Harriet, are thrilled when Aunt T shows up to babysit with a telescope. They can't wait to do some stargazing! Unfortunately, the sky is too cloudy, and Franklin is disappointed to hear they won't be able to use the telescope after all. Luckily, Aunt T has a great idea for a new plan. Sure, they aren't able to look at the real night sky, but with some ingenuity and plenty of imagination, they can create their own version of outer space — inside! Based on the 3D-animated TV series Franklin and Friends, this tie-in picture book highlights a very common experience for young children — being disappointed when highly anticipated plans don't work out. Here, children are reminded that it's always possible to find another alternative, and a lot of fun, if you just know where to look and keep an open mind. This entertaining, brightly colored book with its familiar characters would be a big success as a read-aloud in a preschool or kindergarten classroom. It offers an excellent starting point for a lesson about being creative in any number of ways — painting and drawing, making up new games to play or even copying the idea of crafting a unique solar system as it's done in the book. As with all Franklin books, this one also ties in beautifully with character education lessons, this time on adaptability, teamwork, optimism or patience.
Marie-Louise Gay - Stella, az ég hercegnője / Stella, Princess of the Sky
Ehhez a könyvhöz nincs fülszöveg, de ettől függetlenül még rukkolható/happolható.
Ismeretlen szerző - The Giant Turtle
Once a long, long time ago, the Buddha came to the Earth as a giant turtle. He was a King Turtle and ruled over all the animals in the deep blue sea......
Jim Toomey - Confessions of a Swinging Single Sea Turtle
What happens in Sherman's Lagoon doesn't always stay in Sherman's Lagoon. In this, the fourteenth collection of Sherman's Lagoon comic strips, we examine the once-taboo subject of sea turtle courting rituals and conclude that, although sea turtles may be remarkable navigators, it's a cruel exercise in Darwinism when they show up at the right place without the right pickup line. With 280 strips featuring the adventures and misadventures of Sherman the great white shark and undersea entourage, Confessions of a Swinging Sea Turtle gives fans of the strip a much-needed dip in Sherman's Lagoon.
Jack McDevitt - Firebird
Forty-one years ago, the renowned physicist Dr. Christopher Robin vanished. Before his disappearance, his fringe science theories about the existence of endless alternate universes had earned him both admirers and enemies. Now his widow has died and Alex Benedict has been asked to handle the auction of the physicist’s artifacts—leading the public to once again speculate on the mystery surrounding Robin’s disappearance. Did he finally find the door between parallel universes that he had long sought? Intrigued, Benedict and Chase Kolpath embark on their own investigation as they follow the missing man’s trail into the unknown to uncover the truth—a truth people are willing to kill to protect…
Bryan Peterson - Understanding Close-up Photography
Bryan Peterson is a bestselling author - over 500,000 copies sold! Close-up photography is a perennially popular subject with both amateurs and professionals. This title features 200 illustrations over 160 pages. In his signature style, Peterson explores an ever-popular topic, showing photographers at every level exactly how to capture subjects in exciting, innovative new ways - from animals and plants, to objects found in the kitchen, the supermarket, even the local tip. With full information on equipment, exposure, light and composition and a plethora of innovative tips and techniques, the author takes readers way beyond the usual how-tos.
Julie Adair King - Shoot Like a Pro!
Take your digital photography to the next level with help from this wonderfully written guidebook. Best-selling author Julie Adair King shows you the secrets that professional photographers use to capture memorable portraits, spectacular nature and travel images, and eye-catching product shots. You'll find out how to take full advantage of your digital camera's features, from exposure controls to resolution options, and learn techniques that will help you get a perfect picture every time--even in difficult lighting and other challenging situations! * Discover the best camera settings to use for different photographic projects * Gain control over exposure, focus, color, and contrast with traditional filters and digital tools * Find out how to take better close-ups, panoramic images, nighttime pictures, and action shots * Improve your pictures with easy lighting techniques * Learn the secrets to shooting glass, metal, and other reflective subjects * Build a home or office studio using affordable alternatives to high-priced professional equipment * Save money by taking portraits and product shots yourself instead of hiring a professional photographer * Learn to identify beautiful compositions in everyday scenes * Make great, long-lasting prints and prepare pictures for a Web page or an online album
Ismeretlen szerző - Franklin and the Gecko Games
Both Beaver and Franklin want to take care of the Nature Club's pet gecko, Gordon, and compete for the job in a series of challenges. But Franklin soon realizes that winning a contest isn't the only way to prove who would be the best gecko-sitter in the world
Ismeretlen szerző - Franklin and the Case of the New Friend
Franklin the turtle and his good friend Beaver are playing on the merry-go-round in the park when they discover a hand-drawn picture of a skunk girl with her skunk parents. But there aren't any skunk families living in Woodland, so who could have left this drawing? It's a real mystery. "A mystery!" they both shout. "That sounds like a job for the Super Cluepers!" Franklin, Beaver and five more of their friends — in their Super Clueper personas, of course — gather together to begin plotting their strategy. First they must find the skunk girl, then they can ask her if she wants to be their new friend! Combining adventure, mystery and a heartwarming tale about making new friends, this appealing Franklin title is perfect for very young children. Based on the popular 3D-animated television series Franklin and Friends, the Franklin stories continue to be favorites with small children because of the pitch-perfect way they resonate with their own real-world problems. Here, youngsters are encouraged to be curious about the world around them and to work at figuring out things they don't understand. Teachers and librarians will be gratified by the group's decision to begin solving their mystery by first heading to the library. This title provides an excellent story to read aloud to a group. And it's ready-made as a tie-in for a character education lesson on empathy, compassion, inclusiveness or teamwork.
Waejong Kim - Anna Pulvermakher - Crochet Jewelry
Contemporary accessories are easy to make with the step-by-step photographs and instructions adapted from simple crochet techniques found in this book. Featured projects include multicolored bead and crochet necklaces, lacy spider web chokers, delicate yarn and wire bracelets, lively cherry earrings, mohair flower pins, and pretty cocktail rings embellished with beads and stones. Materials and finishes include ribbon and eyelash yarns, silver and gold wire, beads, crystals, and ribbons, and an explanation of all the necessary tools and stitches is provided.
Alexandra Potter - Calling Romeo
Juliet can't help wishing she had more romance in her life. She loves her boyfriend Will, but after living together for two and a half years, she's come to realise that thirtysomething monogamy isn't all it's cracked up to be. Will used to whisk her off to candlelit restaurants. Now his idea of a perfect evening is a video and vindaloo. He used to leave post-it notes saying 'I love you' on the bathroom mirror. Now the only things she finds are his dirty socks on the bathroom floor. So, when Juliet meets a sexy, dark-eyed Adonis from a rival London advertising agency she is sorely tempted. And when he invites her away for an illicit, no-expense-spared weekend in Verona it's almost impossible to resist. Her very own Romeo. But does she want to risk losing Will and all they have shared together? Juliet must work out what's really important in life and whether romance really is all about sexy lingerie and red roses.
Margaret Kaine - Roses for Rebecca
An enthralling story of love, tragedy and renewal set in East London and the Potteries as England recovers from World War II. Rebecca Lawson, orphaned and homeless, returns to London to live and work with her aunt and uncle at the Unicorn, their pub in the East End. Then one fateful day, Ian Beresford walks into the bar, and eighteen-year-old Rebecca, longing for security and a home of her own, falls deeply in love. But Ian, so sensitive and caring, disappears and Rebecca discovers to her horror that she's pregnant. Frantic with worry, she travels to his family home in Stoke-on-Trent to try and find him. But awaiting her is the shocking news of an appalling tragedy. Once again Rebecca struggles to pick up the shattered pieces of her life, and makes the difficult and brave decision to keep her baby. Despite scandal, prejudice and her own heartbreak, can she put the past behind her and find happiness after all?
Michael Pollan - In Defence of Food
This book is a celebration of food. By food, Michael Pollan means real, proper, simple food – not the kind that comes in a packet, or has lists of unpronounceable ingredients, or that makes nutritional claims about how healthy it is. More like the kind of food your great-grandmother would recognize. In Defence of Food is a simple invitation to junk the science, ditch the diet and instead rediscover the joys of eating well. By following a few pieces of advice (Eat at a table – a desk doesn’t count. Don’t buy food where you’d buy your petrol!), you will enrich your life and your palate, and enlarge your sense of what it means to be healthy and happy. It’s time to fall in love with food again.
David Trottier - The Screenwriter's Bible
The Screenwriter's Bible is six books in one. Book 1 -- A screenwriting primer that provides a concise presentation of screenwriting basics. Book 2 -- A workbook that walks the writer through the writing process, from nascent ideas through revisions. Book 3 -- A formatting guide that presents correct formats for both screenplays and TV scripts. Book 4 -- A spec writing guide that demonstrates today's spec style through sample scenes and analysis. Book 5 -- A sales and marketing guide that presents proven strategies to help you create a laser-sharp marketing plan. Book 6 -- A resource guide that provides addresses and contacts for industry organizations, schools, publications, support groups, services, contests, etc. Among its wealth of practical information are sample query letters, useful worksheets and checklists, hundreds of examples, sample scenes, and straightforward explanations of screenwriting fundamentals. The "Bible" was a featured selection of The Writer's Digest Book Club.
Judy Hall - The Crystal Bible
The Crystal Bible has become the world's favourite crystal reference guide, having sold over a million copies. The directory format enables you to find a known crystal instantly or to identify an unknown crystal. It covers the practical and esoteric properties of each stone, including spiritual, mental, psychological, emotional and physical effects, plus its use in crystal healing. Encompassing traditional and contemporary crystal lore, this book draws on Judy Hall's 35 years of experience in this field. It is an indispensable reference for crystal lovers everywhere.