Confronting and solving problems is a painful process, which most of us attempt to avoid. Avoiding resolution results in greater pain and an inability to grow both mentally and spiritually. Drawing heavily on his own professional experience, Dr M. Scott Peck, a psychiatrist, suggests ways in which facing our difficulties – and suffering through the changes – can enable us to reach a higher level of self-understanding. He discusses the nature of loving relationships: how to distinguish dependency from love; how to become one’s own person and how to be a more sensitive parent. This is a book that can show you how to embrace reality and yet achieve serenity and a richer existence. Hugely influential, it has now sold over six million copies – and has changed many people’s lives round the globe. It may change yours.
Judy Taylor - Beatrix Potter
Starting with the publication of "The Tale Of Peter Rabbit" in 1902, Beatrix Potter went on to become one of the world's most successful children's authors. This illustrated biography takes the reader through the whole of her life, from her Victorian childhood in London to her final years farming in the Lake District. Regarded as a standard work on Beatrix Potter's life, the book has been updated regularly to include fresh material and previously unpublished photographs that have come to light as interest in Beatrix Potter continues to grow.
Chris Rice - Audrey Hepburn (Penguin Readers)
Audrey Hepburn was a beautiful and great actress. When there were unhappy times for her, Audrey would always show a warm, friendly face to the world. The world loved her, and people love her now! This is her story...
Lilian Jackson Braun - The Cat Who Went Up the Creek
Pickax's favorite columnist, James Qwilleran, is enjoying a brief holiday at the Nutcracker Inn in the nearby town of Black Creek - but his two Siamese, who prefer the spaciousness of their home, beg to differ. The blissful tranquility is soon interrupted by the discovery of a body floating down the creek - the body of a man who had been a guest at the inn. And a possible motive for his murder is suggested when several gold nuggets are found in his possession. Might he have been illegally prospecting for gold? If so, it seems he wasn't the only one in search of an easy fortune. And his competitor is far more determined to strike it rich...
Holly Webb - Lost in the Snow
A magical, christmassy story guaranteed to melt the hearts of all animal lovers! Fluff is the smallest and weakest of the farm kittens, but she surprises everyone with her strength and spirit, and soon she and her brothers and sisters are ready for new homes. But nobody seems to want Fluff, and after a heartbreaking encounter with a little girl called Ella, she gives up on her dream of a loving home and flees the farm out into the big scary world. Soon Fluff is lost and all alone.
William Joyce - Toothiana, Queen of the Tooth Fairy Armies
Beware a tooth fairy queen scorned in this, the third chapter book of Academy-Award winner William Joyce’s The Guardians series. There’s a lot more to this tooth-swiping sprite than meets the eye! Now that the back story of Nicholas St. North has been told, and the mysteries of E. Aster Bunnymund have been revealed, we can permit you to meet one of the most riveting, mysterious Guardians of all time: the Tooth Fairy. Do you want in on a few of her secrets? Well—she can spin herself into a multitude of selves, all depending on nightly teeth-placed-under-pillows rates. And her diminutive size is not at all indicative of how fierce a warrior she can be—Pitch, the Nightmare King, that nefarious villain and the Guardians’ nemesis, who loathes all things good, has no idea what he’s up against. And be forewarned: If you try to stay up to spy on her nocturnal pursuits, there’ll be Spell to pay. We present to you Her Serene Royal Highness, Toothiana, Queen of the Tooth Fairies, The third Guardian.
Beatrix Potter - The Tailor of Gloucester
To celebrate Peter's birthday, Frederick Warne is publishing new editions of all 23 of Potter's original tales, which take the very first printings of Potter's works as their guide. The aim of these editions is to be as close as possible to Beatrix Potter's intentions while benefiting from modern printing and design techniques. The colors and details of the watercolors in the volumes are reproduced more accurately than ever before, and it has now been possible to disguise damage that has affected the artwork over the years. Most notably, The Tale of Peter Rabbit restores six of Potter's original illustrations. Four were sacrificed in 1903 to make space for illustrated endpapers, and two have never been used before. Of course, Beatrix Potter created many memorable children's characters, including Benjamin Bunny, Tom Kitten, Jemima Puddle-duck and Jeremy Fisher. But whatever the tale, both children and adults alike can be delighted by the artistry in Potter's illustrations, while they also enjoy a very good read. Because they have always been completely true to a child's experience, Potter's 23 books continue to endure.
Arundhati Roy - The God of Small Things
Set against a background of political turbulence in Kerala, this novel tells the story of twins Esthappen and Rahel. Amongst the vats of banana jam and heaps of peppercorns in their grandmother's factory they try to craft a childhood for themselves amidst what constitutes their family.
Catherynne M. Valente - The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making
Twelve-year-old September lives in Omaha, and used to have an ordinary life, until her father went to war and her mother went to work. One day, September is met at her kitchen window by a Green Wind (taking the form of a gentleman in a green jacket), who invites her on an adventure, implying that her help is needed in Fairyland. The new Marquess is unpredictable and fickle, and also not much older than September. Only September can retrieve a talisman the Marquess wants from the enchanted woods, and if she doesn’t . . . then the Marquess will make life impossible for the inhabitants of Fairyland. September is already making new friends, including a book-loving Wyvern and a mysterious boy named Saturday. With exquisite illustrations by acclaimed artist Ana Juan, _Fairyland_ lives up to the sensation it created when the author first posted it online. For readers of all ages who love the charm of _Alice in Wonderland_ and the soul of _The Golden Compass_, here is a reading experience unto itself: unforgettable, and so very beautiful.
Ismeretlen szerző - Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary of Current English
This is the world's bestselling advanced learner's dictionary, recommended by learners of English and their teachers, and used by 30 million people.
J. Anderson Thomson - Clare Aukofer - Why We Believe in God(s)
Why We Believe In God(s) provides a brief and accessible guide to the exciting new discoveries that allow us to finally understand why and how the human mind generates, accepts, and spreads religious beliefs.
Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki - Manual of Zen Buddhism
Here are the famous sutras, or sermons, of the Buddha; the gathas, or hymns; the intriguing philosophical puzzles known as koan; and the dharanis, or invocations to expel evil spirits. Included also are the recorded conversations of the great Buddhist monks - intimate dialogues on subjects of momentous importance. In addition to the written selections, all of them translated by Dr. Suzuki, there are reproductions of many Buddhist drawings and paintings, including religious statues found in Zen temples, each with an explanation of its significance, and the great series of allegorical paintings The Ten Ox Herding Pictures. About Author: Daisetsu Teitaro Suzuki (鈴木 大拙 貞太郎 Suzuki Daisetsu Teitarō, October 18, 1870 – July 12, 1966) was a Japanese author of books and essays on Buddhism, Zen and Shin that were instrumental in spreading interest in both Zen and Shin (and Far Eastern philosophy in general) to the West. Suzuki was also a prolific translator of Chinese, Japanese, and Sanskrit literature. Suzuki spent several lengthy stretches teaching or lecturing at Western universities, and devoted many years to a professorship at Otani University, a Japanese Buddhist school.
Cicely Mary Barker - Flower Fairies of the Summer
Cicely Mary Barker's original Flower Fairies books, first published in the 1920s, have been known and loved by generations. Like the pre-Raphaelite painters whom she so admired, Barker believed in re-creating the beauty of nature in art and drawing from life. Her Flower Fairies watercolors have a unique combination of naturalism and fantasy that no imitators have matched. Each of Barker's four seasonal books features poems and full-color illustrations of at least 19 flowers that bloom during a particular season.
Beatrix Potter - The Tale of Benjamin Bunny
One morning a little rabbit sat on a bank. He pricked his ears and listened to the trit-trot, trit-trot of a pony. A gig was coming along the road; it was driven by Mr. McGregor, and beside him sat Mrs. McGregor in her best bonnet.
Sophie Hannah - Love Me Slender
A collection of love poems from Britain's latest literary sensation. Sophie Hannah's work is distinguished by its wit, its use of traditional structures, and its sheer readability. This collection contains sixty poems about falling in and out of love. In Britain her books have been reprinted numerous times and she is achieving the level of popularity usually reserved for novelists. This is the first time her poems have been published in Australia.
Sophie Hannah - The Fantastic Book of Everybody’s Secrets
Who is hiding in the bushes outside a young man's house? Why does the same stranger keep appearing in the background of a family's photographs? What makes a woman stand mesmerised by two children in a school playground, children she's never met but whose names she knows well? All will be revealed in this collection of stories.
Lloyd Alexander - Time Cat - The Remarkable Journeys of Jason And Gareth
Gareth's definitely not an ordinary cat. For one thing, he can talk.For another, he's got the power to travel through time - 'Anywhere, any time, any country, any century,' Gareth tells Jason.And in the wink of a very special cat's eye, they're off. From ancient Egypt to Japan, the land of young Leonardo da Vinci to the town of a woman accused of witchcraft, Jason and Gareth are whisked from place to place and friend to foe. Full of fun, excitement, and a good dose of history, here's a fantastic tale that grabs the imagination and takes it far and wide, on the adventure of not one but nine amazing lifetimes.
C. S. Lewis - Prince Caspian
Peter, Susan Edmund and Lucy are returning to boarding school when they are summoned from the dreary train station (by Susan's own magic horn) to return to the land of Narnia -- the land where they had ruled as kings and queens and where their help is desperately needed.
Dodie Smith - The Hundred and One Dalmatians
Not one but 101 Dalmatians are kidnapped for ransom. Their fate seems uncertain, even dangerous..but the kidnapper is defeated. Smith’s delightful novel is the basis of the acclaimed 1956 Disney feature length animation. It was remade in the 90's with Glenn Close as Cruella.
James Robinson - Larry the cat: The Larry Diaries
It was the brazen cheek of the huge rat running across the front of No 10 on a live TV news broadcast that galvanised the government into action. Meetings were held at the highest level and, barely a week later, on 15 February 2011, Larry the tabby cat arrived in Downing Street to make his mark as the new rodent bouncer in residence. A secret source quickly made contact and has been working closely with Larry ever since to get the full story - in diary form - of his first 100 days in the job. In a swift-moving satirical narrative that pits Larry against the evil King Rat and his legion of cheese-eaters, our hero still finds time to spill the beans on what life with Sam and Dave is really like. With the economy in crisis and the gutter press up to no good , Larry has to use all his smarts to outwit his foes and earn his keep. From his privileged position in Sam Cam's lingerie drawer, and an eye on the revolving door of visiting dignitaries, Larry is able to take a wry look at the machinations of coalition power that lurk behind the big black door. About the Author Larry the cat is approximately four years old, holds several titles as a champion fighter and supports Chelsea FC. He previously had lodgings in Battersea but now lives in a desirable area of Central London.