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Twenty years ago, Bill Bryson went on a trip around Britain to celebrate the green and kindly island that had become his adopted country. The hilarious book that resulted, Notes from a Small Island, was taken to the nation\'s heart and became the..
Twenty years ago, Bill Bryson went on a trip around Britain to celebrate the green and kindly island that had become his adopted country. The hilarious book that resulted, Notes from a Small Island, was taken to the nation\'s heart and became the bestselling travel book ever, and was also voted in a BBC poll the book that best represents Britain.
Now, to mark the twentieth anniversary of that modern classic, Bryson makes a brand-new journey round Britain to see what has changed. Following (but not too closely) a route he dubs the Bryson Line, from Bognor Regis to Cape Wrath, by way of places that many people never get to at all, Bryson sets out to rediscover the wondrously beautiful, magnificently eccentric, endearingly unique country that he thought he knew but doesn\'t altogether.
How to defeat stress, worry, and anxiety to achieve more in business and life. From the international bestselling author of Self-Confidence.
Are You A Worrier? Do you seem to worry more than most? Do you find that insignificant things stress you out? Do you sweat the small stuff and the big stuff too? Well, now’s the time to stop worrying and start living. Worry, stress, anxiety – whichever label you prefer to use – can have consequences that impact not only our lives, but the lives of others around us.
When we worry it’s like the engine of our mind is constantly being revved up. It doesn’t allow us time to switch off and rest.
It tires you out. And when you’re tired you’re less likely to think straight.
And when you’re not thinking straight it’s easy to make stupid.
Small changes lead to big results that stick 5% More presents a painless route to change, with results that can last a lifetime. Whether you want to boost your health, wealth, or wisdom, this book reveals a key technique that makes it stick.
You may already know that breaking big goals into small chunks makes them easier to achieve, but the trick is in making those chunks large enough to be productive, yet small enough to be sustainable. This book shows you how to bring your goals within reach with only five percent more effort.
Five percent is almost unnoticeable in terms of effort—but it accrues quickly, with each step boosting the baseline. Increase sales, decrease your marathon time, boost your savings, or master a new skill.
Just five percent more can get you where you want to be.
…a book for every Canadian in a small or home-based business who is struggling with complex tax rules and regulations. —Dale Ennis, Canadian MoneySaver «…easy-going style and avoidance of the more mind-numbing details make for a solid primer on the perks and pitfalls of self-employment.
The…one-sentence tips in the appendix are probably worth the price of admission alone.» —Gordon Powers, The Globe and Mail «…one of the better books I\'ve seen on the market for small-business owners and better yet, it\'s all Canadian content.
» —Linda A. Fox, The Toronto Sun As a small-business owner or a home-based entrepreneur, you have lots of questions about taxes, but very few answers.
Fortunately for you, 167 Tax Tips for Canadian Small Business contains a wealth of tax planning.
Essential guidance for the financial auditor in need of a working knowledge of IT If you\'re a financial auditor needing working knowledge of IT and application controls, Automated Auditing Financial Applications for Small and Mid-Sized Businesses provides you with the guidance you need. Conceptual overviews of key IT auditing issues are included, as well as concrete hands-on tips and techniques.
Inside, you\'ll find background and guidance with appropriate reference to material published by ISACA, AICPA, organized to show the increasing complexity of systems, starting with general principles and progressing through greater levels of functionality. Provides straightforward IT guidance to financial auditors seeking to develop quality and efficacy of software controls Offers small- and.
Вещие сны, таинственные зеркала, бесследное исчезновение людей, тени забытого прошлого, всемогущий компьютер, проклятые места, потусторонние силы, внеземные цивилизации, параллельные миры - всё это самым тесным образом переплетено в рассказах знаменитого мастера мистической прозы Стивена Кинга, стирающего грань между фантазией и реальностью. Писатель лишь слегка приподнимает завесу тайны, оставляя за читателем право.
Серия Английский XXI века , включающая в себя новейшие произведения англоязычной литературы, является неоценимым подспорьем в изучении живого современного английского языка. Проникнутые ироничным юмором замечательные рассказы Джона М.
У. Смита - небольшие зарисовки из сегодняшней жизни с героями, зачастую попадающими в нелепые или забавные ситуации, и широкой гаммой человеческих переживаний - адаптированы в настоящем издании (без.
Вопреки всему, Китнисс и Питу удается выжить в безжалостных Голодных Играх. Однако дерзкая выходка с ядовитыми ягодами, позволившая им обоим вернуться домой, не проходит бесследно.
Ведь если одна простая девочка может бросить вызов Капитолию, чтобы защитить своих любимых, и уйти невредимой.
. Что мешает остальным сделать то же самое? Текст произведения снабжен грамматическим комментарием и словарем, в который вошли ВСЕ слова,.
In 2004 His Holiness Aleksiy II, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, described catechetical talks as part of traditional parish missionary efforts (presentation at the 2004 Diocesan Conference). The church fathers - Cyril of Jerusalem, John Chrysostom, and others - likewise wrote of the necessity of catechesis before baptism, and the Savior Himself gave His apostles the commandment: Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost (Mt.
28:19). This book is compiled from catechetical talks given by the missionary priest Daniel Sysoyev beginning in 2001, at the Yasneva metochion of the Optina Hermitage in Moscow.
The printed texts of the talks preserve the spoken conversational style, drawing the reader in with numerous.
Эта книга - сборник произведений английского писателя Джорджа Оруэлла. Самый нашумевший его рассказ Скотный двор , который по понятным причинам был запрещен к изданию во времена СССР, а также подборка самых ярких эссе, открывающие читателю интереснейшие моменты из жизни автора.
Книга представляет собой неадаптированный текст для чтения. Предназначена для учащихся старших классов языковых школ, вузов, курсов иностранных языков и.
Шесть тридцать вечера. Международный аэропорт имени Линкольна в Иллинойсе был открыт, но все его службы работали с предельным напряжением .
Так начинается знаменитый роман Артура Хейли. На борту самолета прогремел взрыв.
Необходима срочная посадка, невозможная из-за снежного бурана, отрезавшего аэропорт от внешнего мира. Нет, это не детектив.
Это повседневная жизнь гигантского аэропорта, своеобразного микромира,.
One of eight, brand new Ladybird humour titles written for an adult readership. All eight feature original Ladybird artwork alongside brilliant, brand new text from the authors of the bestselling Framley Examiner and Bollocks to Alton Towers.
From bestselling authors Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris - a nugget of wisdom in the phenomenal Ladybirds for Grown Ups series. This delightful book is the latest in the series of Ladybird books which have been specially planned to help grown-ups with the world about them. The large clear script, the careful choice of words, the frequent repetition and the thoughtful matching of text with pictures all enable grown-ups to think they have taught themselves to cope. Featuring original Ladybird artwork alongside brilliantly funny, brand new text.
The armies of the Dark Lord are massing as his evil shadow spreads ever wider. Men, Dwarves, Elves and Ents unite forces to do battle against the Dark. Meanwhile, Frodo and Sam struggle further into Mordor in their heroic quest to destroy the One Ring. Третья часть известного фэнтезийного романа на английском языке.
Издание полностью на английском языке. A voyage to the very ends of the world.
. where a dragon awakens.
where stars walk the earth.
. where anything can happen.
A king and some unexpected companions embark on a voyage that will take them beyond all known lands. As they sail further and further from charted waters, they discover that their quest is more than they imagined and that the world\'s end is only the beginning.
Penny Harrigan is a low-level associate in a law firm with no love life. So it comes as a shock when she s invited to dinner by C.
Linus Maxwell, a mega-billionaire. After dinner, he whisks Penny off to a hotel suite in Paris where Penny discovers that she is a test subject for the development of new sex toys.
So effective are these devices that women lock themselves in their room and stop coming out.
Lisa and Alice are friends. They are on a plane.
They are watching a film. Lisa and Alice are on holiday.
They are going to an island in Greece. Matt Lepardi and Claudia Carmen are in the film.
Matt and Claudia are famous film stars. They are Lisa and Alice\'s favourite film stars.
The friends\' holiday is starting well. But then.
Davinsky Labour Camp, Siberia, 1933: Sofia Morozova knows she has to escape. Only two things have sustained her through the bitter cold, aching hunger and hard labour: the prospect of one day walking free; and the stories told by her friend Anna, beguiling tales of a charmed upbringing in Petrograd - and of Anna\'s fervent love for a passionate revolutionary, Vasily.
So when Anna falls gravely ill, Sofia makes a promise to escape the camp and find Vasily: to chase the memory that has for so long spun hope in both their hearts. But Sofia knows that times have changed.
Russia, gripped by the iron fist of Communism, is no longer the country of her friend\'s childhood. Her perilous search takes her from industrial factories to remote villages, where she discovers a web of secrecy and lies,.
After thirty years at St Oswald\'s Grammar in North Yorkshire, Latin master Roy Straitley has seen all kinds of boys come and go. Each class has its clowns, its rebels, its underdogs, its \'Brodie\' boys who, whilst of course he doesn\'t have favourites, hold a special place in an old teacher\'s heart.
But every so often there\'s a boy who doesn\'t fit the mould. A troublemaker.
A boy with hidden shadows inside. With insolvency and academic failure looming, a new broom has arrived at the venerable school, bringing Powerpoint, sharp suits and even sixth form girls to the dusty corridors.
But while Straitley does his sardonic best to resist this march to the future, a shadow from his past is stirring. A boy who even twenty years on haunts his teacher\'s dreams.
A boy capable of bad things.
We expect our judges to be honest and wise. Their integrity is the bedrock of the entire judicial system.
We trust them to ensure fair trials, to protect the rights of all litigants, to punish those who do wrong, and to oversee the flow of justice. But what happens when a judge bends the law or takes a bribe? Lacy Stoltz is an investigator for the Florida Board on Judicial Conduct.
It is her job to respond to complaints dealing with judicial misconduct. After nine years with the Board, she knows that most problems are caused by incompetence, not corruption.
But a corruption case eventually crosses her desk. A previously disbarred lawyer is back in business, and he claims to know of a Florida judge who has stolen more money than all other crooked judges combined.
And not just crooked.
A spectacular and engaging non-fiction Eyewitness guide to one of history\'s most iconic writers, William Shakespeare Did you know special effects were used in Shakespeare\'s plays? That devils and ghosts came up through trapdoors in the stage? Find out how in Eyewitness Shakespeare and discover the fascinating life and times of one of the world\'s greatest playwrights. Travel back in time and follow Shakespeare from his birth in the small town of Stratford-upon-Avon to theatre life in 16th century London.
Eyewitness reference books are now more interactive and colourful, with new infographics, statistics, facts and timelines, plus a giant pull-out wall chart; you\'ll be an expert on Shakespeare in no time. Great for projects or just for fun, learn everything you need to know about.
Grievously wounded private detective Charlie Parker investigates a case that has its origins in a Nazi concentration camp during the Second World War. Broken, but undeterred, private detective Charlie Parker faces the darkest of dark forces in a case with its roots in the second world war, and a concentration camp unlike any other .
Recovering from a near-fatal shooting and tormented by memories of a world beyond this one, Parker has retreated to the small Maine town of Boreas to recover. There he befriends a widow named Ruth Winter and her young daughter, Amanda.
But Ruth has her secrets. She is hiding from the past, and the forces that threaten her have their origins in the Second World War, in a town called Lubko and a concentration camp unlike any other.
Old atrocities are about to.
There is nothing to be found in Lemony Snicket\'s A Series of Unfortunate Events but misery and despair. You still have time to choose another international best-selling series to read.
But if you insist on discovering the unpleasant adventures of the Baudelaire orphans, then proceed with caution.
. Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire are intelligent children.
They are charming, and resourceful, and have pleasant facial features. Unfortunately, they are exceptionally unlucky.
In The Miserable Mill the siblings encounter a giant pincher machine, a bad casserole, a man with a cloud of smoke where his head should be, a hypnotist, a terrible accident and coupons. In the tradition of great storytellers, from Dickens to Dahl, comes an exquisitely dark comedy that is both literary and.
In a small New England town, over half a century ago, a shadow falls over a small boy playing with his toy soldiers. Jamie Morton looks up to see a striking man, the new minister.
Charles Jacobs, along with his beautiful wife, will transform the local church. The men and boys are all a bit in love with Mrs Jacobs; the women and girls feel the same about Reverend Jacobs - including Jamie\'s mother and beloved sister, Claire.
With Jamie, the Reverend shares a deeper bond based on a secret obsession. When tragedy strikes the Jacobs family, this charismatic preacher curses God, mocks all religious belief, and is banished from the shocked town.
Jamie has demons of his own. Wed to his guitar from the age of 13, he plays in bands across the country, living the nomadic lifestyle of bar-band rock.
The hauntingly prophetic classic novel set in a not-too-distant future where books are burned by a special task force of firemen. Guy Montag is a fireman.
His job is to burn books, which are forbidden, being the source of all discord and unhappiness. Even so, Montag is unhappy; there is discord in his marriage.
Are books hidden in his house? The Mechanical Hound of the Fire Department, armed with a lethal hypodermic, escorted by helicopters, is ready to track down those dissidents who defy society to preserve and read books. The classic novel of a post-literate future, \'Fahrenheit 451\' stands alongside Orwell\'s \'1984\' and Huxley\'s \'Brave New World\' as a prophetic account of Western civilization\'s enslavement by the media, drugs and conformity.
Bradbury\'s powerful and poetic.
Four people in a car, hoping to make Chicago by morning. One man driving, another telling stories that don\'t add up.
A woman in the back, silent and worried. And a hitchhiker with a broken nose.
An hour behind them, the FBI descends on an old pumping station where a man was stabbed to death-the knife work professional, the killers nowhere to be seen. All Jack Reacher wanted was a ride to Virginia.
All he did was stick out his thumb. But he soon discovers he has hitched more than a ride.
He has tied himself to a massive conspiracy, in which nothing is what it seems, and nobody is telling the truth.
\'Alissa,\' says her father. \'My friend has work for у in the city. There isn\'t any work here in the village. You must go with him.
an Observer book of the year an Evening Standard book of the year The first-ever collection of short stories from Jeffrey Eugenides, the bestselling author of Middlesex, The Virgin Suicides and The Marriage Plot, explores characters in the midst of personal and national emergencies. Kendall has failed as a poet, and now embezzlement seems like his next-best career option.
Rebecca has failed to find customers for her mouse figurines, now the bailiffs are coming for her husband. Diane has failed to meet `the one\', but is thrilled to have found her path to motherhood through a turkey baster.
With his trademark humour, compassion and complex understanding of what it is to be human, Jeffrey Eugenides\' stories elevate muddling through into something triumphant.
Stephen King\'s classic tale of survival, as a young mother fights to protect her child against a horrifyingly familiar monster. Once upon a time, not so long ago, a monster came to the small town of Castle Rock, Maine.
He was not a werewolf, vampire, ghoul, or unnameable creature from the enchanted forest or snow wastes; he was only a cop.
. Cujo is a huge Saint Bernard dog, the best friend Brett Camber has ever had.
Then one day Cujo chases a rabbit into a bolt-hole. Except it isn\'t a rabbit warren any more.
It is a cave inhabited by rabid bats. And Cujo falls sick.
Very sick. And the gentle giant who once protected the family becomes a vortex of horror inexorably drawing in all the people around him.
While evidence is gathered, and the land of Delain mourns, Flagg the King\'s magician, unscrupulous, greedy and powerful, plots. Soon the King\'s elder son, Peter, is imprisoned in the needle, the top of a high tower, for his father\'s murder.
And Thomas inherits the throne. Only Peter knows the truth of his innocence, and the true evil that is Flagg.
Only Peter can save Delain from the horror the magician has in store. He has a plan, but it is rife with danger.
And if he fails, he won\'t get a second chance . .
. A captivating tale of heroic adventure, of dragons and princes, of mysterious mice and men from the pen of the master storyteller.
There is a reason why Stephen King is one of the bestselling writers in the world, ever. Described in the Daily Express as \'a fabulous teller of.
Red Bones is the third book in Ann Cleeves\' Shetland series - filmed as the major BBC1 drama starring Douglas Henshall, Shetland. When an elderly woman is shot in what appears to be a tragic accident, Shetland detective Jimmy Perez is called to investigate the mystery.
The sparse landscape and the emptiness of the sea have bred a fierce and secretive people. As Jimmy looks to the islanders for answers, he finds instead two feuding families whose envy, greed and bitterness have lasted generations.
Then there\'s another murder and, as the spring weather shrouds the island in claustrophobic mists, Jimmy must dig up old secrets to stop a new killer from striking again . .
The second book in the ground-breaking Hunger Games trilogy. After winning the brutal Hunger Games, Katniss and Peeta return to their district, hoping for a peaceful future.
But their victory has caused rebellion to break out .
. and the Capitol has decided that someone must pay.
As Katniss and Peeta are forced to visit the districts on the Capitol\'s Victory Tour, the stakes are higher than ever. Unless they can convince the world that they are still lost in their love for each other, the consequences will be horrifying.
Then comes the cruellest twist: the contestants for the next Hunger Games are announced, and Katniss and Peeta are forced into the arena once more.
Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she\'s made it out of the bloody arena alive, she\'s still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge.
\'Superb. One of the most entertaining novels you\'ll read this year\' Times Literary Supplement How do we become who we are? Can we ever truly escape our origins? Must we dance to the music of our time? Set in London, New York and West Africa, Swing Time is about two brown girls from Willesden who dram of being dancers.
Only one - Tracey - has talent. But the other has ideas which take her further than she could ever imagined.
It is a story of finding happiness in the meanest of places and feeling sad when all around you are happy. It\'s about the choices we make and the choices made for us.
Above all, it\'s a tale of the friendships that anchor us, define us, and change us for ever. \'Smith\'s finest [novel].
Truly marvelous, so extraordinary. Has brilliant things to say about race,.
\'What\'s your road, man? - holyboy road, madman road, rainbow road, guppy road, any road. It\'s an anywhere road for anybody anyhow.
\' Sal Paradise, young and innocent, joins the slightly crazed Dean Moriarty on a breathless, exuberant ride back and forth across the United States. Their hedonistic search for release or fulfilment through drink, sex, drugs and jazz becomes an exploration of personal freedom, a test of the limits of the American Dream.
A brilliant blend of fiction and autobiography, Jack Kerouac\'s exhilarating novel defined the new \'Beat\' generation and became the bible of the counter culture.
This distinctive edition of the third book in Veronica Roth\'s Divergent series features cover artwork from the major motion picture The Divergent Series: Allegiant, starring Shailene Woodley, Theo James, and Ansel Elgort. This special edition also contains never-before-seen bonus content! One choice will define you. What if your whole world was a lie? What if a single revelation - like a single choice - changed everything? What if love and loyalty made you do things you never expected? The explosive conclusion to Veronica Roth\'s No. 1 New York Times bestselling Divergent trilogy reveals the secrets of the dystopian world that has captivated millions of readers and film fans in Divergent and Insurgent.
The official book behind the Academy Award-winning film The Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley Alan Turing was the mathematician whose cipher-cracking transformed the Second World War. Taken on by British Intelligence in 1938, as a shy young Cambridge don, he combined brilliant logic with a flair for engineering.
In 1940 his machines were breaking the Enigma-enciphered messages of Nazi Germany\'s air force. He then headed the penetration of the super-secure U-boat communications.
But his vision went far beyond this achievement. Before the war he had invented the concept of the universal machine, and in 1945 he turned this into the first design for a digital computer.
Turing\'s far-sighted plans for the digital era forged ahead into a vision for Artificial.
An adrenaline-fuelled expose of life inside the tech bubble, Chaos Monkeys lays bare the secrets, power plays and lifestyle excesses of the visionaries, grunts, sociopaths, opportunists and money cowboys who are revolutionising our world. Written by startup CEO and industry provocateur Antonio Garcia Martinez, this is Liar\'s Poker meets The Social Network.
Computer engineers use `chaos monkey\' software to wreak havoc and test system robustness. Similarly, tech entrepreneurs like Antonio Garcia Martinez are society\'s chaos monkeys - their innovations disrupt every aspect of our lives, from transportation (Uber) and holidays (Airbnb) to television (Netflix) and dating (Tinder) - all in search of the perfect business miracle.
Describing himself as `high-strung, fast-talking, and wired on.
After winning the brutal Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen returns to her district, hoping for a peaceful future. But Katniss starts to hear rumours of a deadly rebellion against the Capitol.
A rebellion that she and Peeta have helped to create. As Katniss and Peeta are forced to visit the districts on the Capitol\'s cruel Victory Tour, the stakes are higher than ever.
Unless Katniss and Peeta can convince the world that they are still lost in their love for each other, the consequences will be horrifying. This is the terrifying sequel to The Hunger Games.
No one knows exactly when or where it began. A terrifying new plague is spreading like wildfire across the country, striking cities one by one .
Dragonscale, a highly contagious, deadly spore that tattoos its hosts with beautiful black and gold marks before causing them to burst into flames. Harper Grayson, a compassionate, dedicated nurse treated hundreds of infected patients before contracting the deadly virus herself.
When the outbreak first began, she and her husband, Jakob, had made a pact: they would take matters into their own hands if they became infected. To Jakob s dismay, Harper now wants to live at least until the fetus she is carrying comes to term.
Convinced that his do-gooding wife has made him sick, Jakob becomes unhinged, and eventually abandons her as their.
A generous collection of thrilling stories - some brand new, some published in magazines, all entirely brilliant and assembled in one book for the first time - with a wonderful bonus: in addition to his introduction to the whole collection, King gives readers a fascinating introduction to each story with autobiographical comments on their origins and motivation.
1 bestselling writer has dazzled readers with his genius as a writer of novellas and short story fiction since his first collection NIGHT SHIFT was published. He describes the nature of the form in his introduction to the book: \'There\'s something to be said for a shorter, more intense experience.
It can be invigorating, sometimes even shocking, like.
.a beautiful curio for sale laid out on a cheap blanket at a street.
HBO\'s hit series A GAME OF THRONES is based on George R R Martin\'s internationally bestselling series A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE, the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age. A STORM OF SWORDS: BLOOD AND GOLD is the SECOND part of the third volume in the series.
\'When times are tough there is no better distraction than these magical tales\' Guardian \'There are two sorts of people. The players and the pieces .
Every man\'s a piece to start with, and every maid as well. Even some who think they are players\' The Starks are scattered.
Robb Stark may be King in the North, but he must bend to the will of an old tyrant if he is to hold his crown. And while his youngest sister has escaped the clutches of the depraved Lannisters, Sansa Stark remains their captive.
Meanwhile, across the ocean,.
Previously published as A Trail of Fire. Includes two never-published-before short stories from the bestselling author of the Outlander series. Featuring all the characters you\'ve come to love from the Outlander series, this brilliant collection of short stories throws you into the magical world of Outlander. Includes previously published Virgins, The Space Between, Plague of Zombies, A Leaf on the Wind of All Hallows and The Custom of the Army, plus two never seen before works - Besieged and A Fugitive Green. A must-read for all Outlander fans!
She can run Libby Hall needs to escape from everything for a while. which is why the house swap is a godsend.
The chance for Libby and her husband Jamie to exchange their tiny Bath flat for a beautiful haven on the wild Cornish coast. But she can\'t hide But before they can begin to heal their fragile marriage, Libby makes some disturbing discoveries about the house.
And soon the peace and isolation begin to feel threatening. How alone are they? Why does she feel watched? Because someone knows her secret What is Jamie hiding? Is Libby being paranoid? And why does the house bring back such terrible memories? Memories of the night she last saw her best friend alive .
and what she did.
Melanie is a very special girl. Dr.
Caldwell calls her our little genius. Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be taken to class.
When they come for her, Sergeant keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don\'t like her.
She jokes that she won\'t bite, but they don\'t laugh. Melanie loves school.
She loves learning about spelling and sums and the world outside the classroom and the children\'s cells. She tells her favorite teacher all the things she\'ll do when she grows up.
Melanie doesn\'t know why this makes Miss Justineau look sad. The Girl with All the Gifts is a sensational thriller, perfect for fans of Stephen King, Justin Cronin, and Neil Gaiman.
This #1 bestselling legal thriller from Michael Connelly is a stunning display of novelistic mastery - as human, as gripping, and as whiplash-surprising as any novel yet from the writer Publishers Weekly has called today\'s Dostoevsky of crime literature. Mickey Haller is a Lincoln Lawyer, a criminal defense attorney who operates out of the backseat of his Lincoln Town Car, traveling between the far-flung courthouses of Los Angeles to defend clients of every kind.
Bikers, con artists, drunk drivers, drug dealers - they\'re all on Mickey Haller\'s client list. For him, the law is rarely about guilt or innocence, it\'s about negotiation and manipulation.
Sometimes it\'s even about justice. A Beverly Hills playboy arrested for attacking a woman he picked up in a bar chooses Haller to defend.
Inspired by DH Lawrence, Chekhov and Hemingway, Bukowski\'s writing is passionate, extreme and has attracted a cult following, while his life was as weird and wild as the tales he wrote. This collection of short stories gives an insight into the dark, dangerous lowlife of Los Angeles that Bukowski inhabited. From prostitutes to classical music, Bukowski ingeniously mixes high and low culture in his \'tales of ordinary madness\'. These are angry yet tender, humorous and haunting portrayals of life in the underbelly of Los Angeles.
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Handmaid\'s Tale One of Margaret Atwood\'s most unforgettable characters lurks at the center of this intricate novel like a spider in a web. The glamorous, irresistible, unscrupulous Zenia is nothing less than a fairy-tale villain in the memories of her former friends.
Roz, Charis, and Tony-university classmates decades ago-were reunited at Zenia\'s funeral and have met monthly for lunch ever since, obsessively retracing the destructive swath she once cut through their lives. A brilliantly inventive fabulist, Zenia had a talent for exploiting her friends\' weaknesses, wielding intimacy as a weapon and cheating them of money, time, sympathy, and men.
But one day, five years after her funeral, they are shocked to catch sight of Zenia:.
Rich, witty and moving, I Remember You is for anyone who likes to dream about a new life - and for anyone who still remembers their first love… For Tess Tennant, spring brings the promise of a fresh start. She\'s moving back to her picture-perfect home town to take up a teaching job.
Langford is a place of pretty stone cottages, friendly locals in oak-beamed pubs and of course Adam, her best friend since childhood. But Adam is preoccupied with a new girlfriend, and the past - which Tess thought she\'d put behind her - is looming large again.
So by the time she has to take her class on a trip to Rome, Tess is feeling reckless. She is swept off her feet by a mysterious stranger, and finds herself falling in love.
But her magical Roman Holiday is about to turn into a nightmare… Back in.
\'If you have a Wild, Unruly, or Undisciplined Daughter, two Ladies of Genteel Birth offer to Bring Out said Daughter and Refine what may have seemed Unrefinable. We can make the Best of the Worst\'.
When Amy and Effie Tribble, two charming but impoverished spinster sisters, lose out on an inheritance, they place this advertisement in The Morning Post and hire themselves out as professional chaperones. Vowing to prepare even the most difficult misses for marriage, the Tribble sisters will spend a London season on each client, educating them in their School for Manners.
Miss Harriet Brown, daughter of a Methodist minister, is the embodiment of propriety and Christian charity - too much so, perhaps, for her own good. The virtues Harriet possesses are far from fashionable but the Tribble.
A carefully researched and hugely readable account of the build-up to war, the momentum inexorably growing as he assembles each part of the jigsaw. Indeed, his narrative is so persuasive that by the time you are about two- thirds through, it takes some effort to remind yourself that the Third World War never happened\' Dominic Sandbrook, Sunday Times 1983 was a supremely dangerous year - even more dangerous than 1962, the year of the Cuban Missile Crisis.
In the US, President Reagan massively increased defence spending, described the Soviet Union as an \'evil empire\' and announced his \'Star Wars\' programme, calling for a shield in space to defend the US from incoming missiles. Yuri Andropov, the paranoid Soviet leader, saw all this as signs of American aggression and convinced himself.
A man with no memory. A race with no rules.
Three days that could change the world\'s political landscape . .
. A man wakes up to find himself lying on the ground in a railway station, his mind stripped bare of all recollection.
He has no idea how he got there. He does not even know his own name.
Convinced he is a drunken down and out, it isn\'t until a newspaper report about a satellite launch catches his eye that he begins to suspect all is not what it seems . .
. The year is 1958, and America is about to launch its first satellite, in a desperate attempt to match the Soviet Sputnik and regain the lead in the space race.
As Luke Lucas gradually unravels the mystery of his amnesia, he realizes that his fate is bound up with that of the rocket that stands ready on launch pad 26B at Cape.
There are dramatic differences in health between countries and within countries. But this is not a simple matter of rich and poor.
A poor man in Glasgow is rich compared to the average Indian, but the Glaswegian\'s life expectancy is 8 years shorter than the Indian\'s. The Indian is dying of infectious disease linked to his poverty; the Glaswegian of violent death, suicide, heart disease linked to a rich country\'s version of disadvantage.
In all countries, people at relative social disadvantage suffer health disadvantage, dramatically so. Within countries, the higher the social status of individuals the better is their health.
These health inequalities defy usual explanations. Conventional approaches to improving health have emphasised access to technical solutions - improved medical.
The first novel in the Clifton Chronicles, an ambitious new series that tells the story of a family across generations and oceans, from heartbreak to triumph, from #1 New York Times bestselling author Jeffrey Archer The epic tale of Harry Clifton\'s life begins in 1920, with the words I was told that my father was killed in the war. A dock worker in Bristol, Harry never knew his father and expects to continue on at the shipyard, until a remarkable gift wins him a scholarship to an exclusive boys\' school, and his life will never be the same again.
As Harry enters into adulthood, he finally learns how his father really died, but the awful truth only leads him to question: Was he even his father? Is he the son of Arthur Clifton, a stevedore, or the firstborn son of a scion of West Country.
Bag of Bones. When Mike Noonans wife dies unexpectedly, the bestselling author suffers from writers block.
Until he is drawn to his summer home, the beautiful lakeside retreat called Sara Laughs. Here Mike finds the once familiar town in the tyrannical grip of millionaire Max Devore.
Devore is hell-bent on getting custody of his deceased sons daughter and is twisting the fabric of the community to this purpose. Three year old Kyra and her young mother turn to Mike for help.
And Mike finds them increasingly irresistible. But there are other more sinister forces at Sara Laughs - and Kyra can feel them too.
The Shining. Danny is only five years old, but in the words of old Mr Hallorann he is a shiner, aglow with psychic voltage.
When his father becomes caretaker of the Overlook Hotel, Dannys.