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An epic story of love, betrayal, courage and war that brings together two of Wilbur Smith's greatest families in this long-awaited sequel to his worldwide bestseller, The Triumph of the Sun. Cairo, 1887. A beautiful September day. Penrod Ballantyne and his fiancee, Amber Benbrook, stroll hand in hand. The future ...
King of Kings
An epic story of love, betrayal, courage and war that brings together two of Wilbur Smith's greatest families in this long-awaited sequel to his worldwide bestseller, The Triumph of the Sun. Cairo, 1887. A beautiful September day. Penrod Ballantyne and his fiancee, Amber Benbrook, stroll hand in hand. The future is theirs for the taking. But when Penrod's jealous former lover, Lady Agatha, plants doubt about his character, Amber leaves him and travels to the wilds of Abyssinia with her twin sister, Saffron, and her adventurer husband, Ryder Courtney. On a mission to establish a silver mine, they make the dangerous journey to the new capital of Addis Ababa, where they are welcomed by Menelik, the King of Kings. Back in Cairo, a devastated Penrod seeks oblivion in the city's opium dens. He is rescued by an old friend, who is now in the Italian army, and offered the chance to join the military efforts. Italy has designs on Abyssinia, and there are rumours of a plan to invade . . . With storm clouds gathering, and on opposing sides of the invasion, can Penrod and Amber find their way back to one another - against all the odds?
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31.50 USD

King of Kings

by Imogen Robertson, Wilbur Smith
Hardback
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Irregular, Doubtful, and Emended Accidentals in F1 In the Textual Notes, the lemma is the reading of this edition's text. In these notes, for emendations to F1, the lemma is followed by the siglum or sigla of the edition(s) from which the emendation is taken, and then by the rejected ...
A New Variorium Edition of Shakespeare CORIOLANUS Volume II
Irregular, Doubtful, and Emended Accidentals in F1 In the Textual Notes, the lemma is the reading of this edition's text. In these notes, for emendations to F1, the lemma is followed by the siglum or sigla of the edition(s) from which the emendation is taken, and then by the rejected F1 reading and the siglum or sigla of the 17th-c. editions reading differently from the lemma. Where no source is given for the emendation, the adopted reading is not in any of the folios. Doubtful and irregular readings are merely listed. ( ) indicates that the reading is found in a full line, i.e., one that runs all or nearly all of the way to the right margin; (?) indicates doubt or an alternative to the reading adopted, although not necessarily correct in the judgment of the editor. Elsewhere means that a spelling other than that in the lemma is to be found wherever else that word appears in the F1 text.
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63.000000 USD

A New Variorium Edition of Shakespeare CORIOLANUS Volume II

by David George
Hardback
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This book is the sequel to Britain Through Muslim Eyes and examines contemporary novelistic representations of and by Muslims in Britain. It builds on studies of the five senses and `sensuous geographies' of postcolonial Britain, and charts the development since 1988 of a fascinating and important body of fiction by ...
Making Sense of Contemporary British Muslim Novels
This book is the sequel to Britain Through Muslim Eyes and examines contemporary novelistic representations of and by Muslims in Britain. It builds on studies of the five senses and `sensuous geographies' of postcolonial Britain, and charts the development since 1988 of a fascinating and important body of fiction by Muslim-identified authors. It is a selective literary history, exploring case-study novelistic representations of and by Muslims in Britain to allow in-depth critical analysis through the lens of sensory criticism. It argues that, for authors of Muslim heritage in Britain, writing the senses is often a double-edged act of protest. Some of the key authors excoriate a suppression or cover-up of non-heteronormativity and women's rights that sometimes occurs in Muslim communities. Yet their protest is especially directed at secular culture's ocularcentrism and at successive British governments' efforts to surveil, control, and suppress Muslim bodies.
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62.990000 USD

Making Sense of Contemporary British Muslim Novels

by Claire Chambers
Hardback
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The heart-rending story of survival and endurance in Japanese-occupied Singapore Singapore, 1942. As Japanese troops sweep down Malaysia and into Singapore, a village is ransacked, leaving only three survivors, one of them a tiny child. In a neighbouring village, seventeen-year-old Wang Di is bundled into the back of a troop ...
How We Disappeared
The heart-rending story of survival and endurance in Japanese-occupied Singapore Singapore, 1942. As Japanese troops sweep down Malaysia and into Singapore, a village is ransacked, leaving only three survivors, one of them a tiny child. In a neighbouring village, seventeen-year-old Wang Di is bundled into the back of a troop carrier and shipped off to a Japanese military brothel. After sixty years of silence, what she saw and experienced there still haunts her. And in the year 2000, twelve-year-old Kevin is sitting beside his ailing grandmother when he overhears a mumbled confession. He sets out to discover the truth, wherever it might lead, setting in motion a chain of events he could never have foreseen. Weaving together two timelines and two very big secrets, this evocative, profoundly moving and utterly dazzling debut opens a window on a little-known period of history, and heralds the arrival of a thrilling new literary star.
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25.58 USD

How We Disappeared

by Jing-Jing Lee
Hardback
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Paul Stewart has returned to Scotland to continue his successful career. His agent and girlfriend, Gloria, has arranged for him to write The Philosophy of Food in Six Easy Chapters, a project he relishes but that will have to be delivered in six months. It is not going well, as ...
The Second Worst Restaurant in France
Paul Stewart has returned to Scotland to continue his successful career. His agent and girlfriend, Gloria, has arranged for him to write The Philosophy of Food in Six Easy Chapters, a project he relishes but that will have to be delivered in six months. It is not going well, as Paul finds his domestic circumstances unsuited to concentrated hard work: Gloria has now moved in with him (not specifically invited) and has brought with her two extremely vocal and demanding Siamese cats. The cats give Paul no peace. Beginning to worry that The Philosophy of Food will never be written Paul calls on the aid of his cousin, Chloe, who suggests a radical course of action. She has taken a six-month lease on a house in a French village not far from Poitiers and invites him to join her there and get the book finished in peace. He needs no second bidding and it is not long before he escapes to France. Once there, however, Paul finds his fortunes tangled up with the fate of one eating establishment in the village: the infamous Second Worst Restaurant in France ...
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25.58 USD

The Second Worst Restaurant in France

by Alexander McCall Smith
Hardback
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Donna Koczynski is a failed punk rocker, recovering alcoholic, and suburban mother of two teenagers whose relatively peaceful existence suddenly detonates when she comes home early from a sales conference in Vegas to find the surprise of a lifetime. Suddenly realizing that life can be more than the rut of ...
Donna Has Left the Building
Donna Koczynski is a failed punk rocker, recovering alcoholic, and suburban mother of two teenagers whose relatively peaceful existence suddenly detonates when she comes home early from a sales conference in Vegas to find the surprise of a lifetime. Suddenly realizing that life can be more than the rut of middle-aged motherhood, she sets off on an impulsive quest to reclaim everything she believes she sacrificed since her wild youth: Friendship, great love, and art. But as she flees her family and drives across the U.S. on what she calls an emotional scavenger hunt (and others might call a midlife crisis), nothing will turn out as she imagines. When her trip ultimately deposits her on faraway shores, making sacrifices of a wholly different kind, Donna begins to redefine what it means to be brave--and what matters in the end. Irresistibly funny, sharply-observed, and surprisingly moving, DONNA HAS LEFT THE BUILDING spins an unforgettable tale about how to make every day count as a wife, a mother, and a woman.
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29.400000 USD

Donna Has Left the Building

by Susan Jane Gilman
Hardback
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Ninety-four-year-old best-selling author, Maggie Barlow, meets first-time morning show host replacement Alexander Scott. Joining their collaboration, assistant - Kerrigan Murphy is attempting to survive her first day on the job. During this greatly anticipated interview regarding the highly contemplated new novel, these three unsuspected characters begin a lifelong journey that ...
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Ninety-four-year-old best-selling author, Maggie Barlow, meets first-time morning show host replacement Alexander Scott. Joining their collaboration, assistant - Kerrigan Murphy is attempting to survive her first day on the job. During this greatly anticipated interview regarding the highly contemplated new novel, these three unsuspected characters begin a lifelong journey that alters and binds them. During the interview they disclose the intimate memories of their lives as Maggie awaits the arrival of the love of her life...her best friend...and the man she has been married to for 75 years, WWII war hero - Josh Barlow.
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36.750000 USD

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by Deborah Laurent
Hardback
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The Mongol nation that used to rule a half of the world for about five hundred years is on decline for the last couple hundred years. The old prophecy states that, when everything is just right, someone of the different blood would come and save the nation from the financial ...
The Jewish Nation of Mongols
The Mongol nation that used to rule a half of the world for about five hundred years is on decline for the last couple hundred years. The old prophecy states that, when everything is just right, someone of the different blood would come and save the nation from the financial disaster. A new archeological dig of the burial from the time when Mongols roamed the world presents the last resting place of Batu Khan - the conqueror of Eastern Europe. There is a diary written by Batu Khan that hints that Khazars - the Jews of the Central Asia were completely integrated into Mongol society. More, many, including Batu Khan himself, were married to the Jews for generations, thus they were Jews more often than the Mongols. Mongols could be another lost Jewish tribe and the nation was - The Jewish Nation of Mongols. Now, the Mongols have to fulfill the prophecy and find the person that would save the country. That takes them to the Jewish community of Williamsburg, NY.
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48.250000 USD

The Jewish Nation of Mongols

by Boris Zubry
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Former farmhand Jake, now a widower in his seventies, goes on the run in the Yorkshire Dales after committing a crime. As he travels the countryside trying to avoid capture, we learn of the events of his past: the wife he loved and lost, their child that he knows cannot ...
The Mating Habits of Stags
Former farmhand Jake, now a widower in his seventies, goes on the run in the Yorkshire Dales after committing a crime. As he travels the countryside trying to avoid capture, we learn of the events of his past: the wife he loved and lost, their child that he knows cannot be his, and the deep-seated need for revenge that manifests itself in a moment of violence. The Mating Habits of Stags reveals afresh the lyrical prose and mastery of character that distinguish Ray Robinson's fiction. An early version of the story was released in 2016 as the short film Edith, starring Peter Mullan and Michelle Fairley, which was Bafta-longlisted for Best British Short Film.
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25.58 USD

The Mating Habits of Stags

by Ray Robinson
Hardback
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The Author Aerle Taree is a beautiful young lady who has been a poet, songwriter, screenwriter for sixteen years. She is grounded in the southern city of Atlanta and does business in New York, Los Angeles, and Europe. She is, Aerle Taree, originally of the two-time Grammy award winning group ...
CoCo: The Girl
The Author Aerle Taree is a beautiful young lady who has been a poet, songwriter, screenwriter for sixteen years. She is grounded in the southern city of Atlanta and does business in New York, Los Angeles, and Europe. She is, Aerle Taree, originally of the two-time Grammy award winning group Arrested Development. Also, she has earned her Bachelor degree from Oglethorpe University. Aerle Taree is the author of the books entitled, PoeTaree: The Jurisprudence of Life, Humanities Matter: The Essay Collection, and CoCo: The Girl each book can be found at Barnes & Nobles. www.AerleTaree.com
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36.700000 USD

CoCo: The Girl

by Author Aerle Taree Ms.
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Wayetu Moore is an inspiration . . . her book is a gift Imbolo Mbue The book is unforgettable . . . irresistibly evocative and fierce. She Would Be King is a masterfully wrought alternate history of magical black resistance Star Tribune This novel dazzles with beauty and transcendent, transformative ...
She Would Be King
Wayetu Moore is an inspiration . . . her book is a gift Imbolo Mbue The book is unforgettable . . . irresistibly evocative and fierce. She Would Be King is a masterfully wrought alternate history of magical black resistance Star Tribune This novel dazzles with beauty and transcendent, transformative humanity Sarah Jessica Parker In the west African village of Lai, red-haired Gbessa is cursed at birth and exiled on suspicion of being a witch. Bitten by a viper and left for dead, she survives to discover a new life with a group of African American settlers in the colony of Monrovia. Then Gbessa meets two extraordinary others; June Dey - a man of unusual strength, born into slavery on a plantation in Virginia - and Norman Aragon, the child of a white British coloniser and a Maroon slave from the Blue Mountains of Jamaica, who can fade from sight at will. Soon all three realise that they are cursed - or perhaps, uniquely gifted. Together they protect the weak and vulnerable, but only Gbessa can salvage the tense relationship between the settlers and the indigenous tribes. In her transcendent debut, Wayetu Moore illuminates the tumultuous roots of Liberia, blending history and magical realism in a profound tale of resistance and humanity.
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25.58 USD

She Would Be King

by Wayetu Moore
Hardback
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Crossing will devour you; this is some fierce, dazzling, and heartbreaking s**t NoViolet Bulawayo A novel that dazzles and mesmerizes, and the reader, upon finishing, may have the extraordinary sensation that his or her own dreams have been scattered along the journey, beckoning for rereading Yiyun Li Bujar's world is ...
Crossing
Crossing will devour you; this is some fierce, dazzling, and heartbreaking s**t NoViolet Bulawayo A novel that dazzles and mesmerizes, and the reader, upon finishing, may have the extraordinary sensation that his or her own dreams have been scattered along the journey, beckoning for rereading Yiyun Li Bujar's world is collapsing. His father is dying and his homeland, Albania, bristles with hunger and unrest. When his fearless friend Agim is discovered wearing his mother's red dress and beaten with his father's belt, he persuades Bujar that there is no place for them in their country. Desperate for a chance to shape their own lives, they flee. This is the beginning of a journey across cities, borders and identities, from the bazaars of Tirana to the monuments of Rome and the drag bars of New York. It is also a search through shifting gender and social personae, for acceptance and love. But faced with marginalization at home and only precarious means of escape and survival, what chance do the young pair have of forging a new life? Pursued by memories of home and echoes of folk tales, they risk losing themselves in the struggle to leave their pasts behind.
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25.58 USD

Crossing

by Pajtim Statovci
Hardback
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The New York Times bestselling historical novelist delivers her biggest, boldest, and most ambitious novel yet-a sweeping, dramatic Victorian epic of lost love, lies, jealousy, and rebellion set in colonial Barbados. 1854. From Bristol to Barbados. . . . Emily Dawson has always been the poor cousin in a prosperous ...
The Summer Country: A Novel
The New York Times bestselling historical novelist delivers her biggest, boldest, and most ambitious novel yet-a sweeping, dramatic Victorian epic of lost love, lies, jealousy, and rebellion set in colonial Barbados. 1854. From Bristol to Barbados. . . . Emily Dawson has always been the poor cousin in a prosperous merchant clan-merely a vicar's daughter, and a reform-minded vicar's daughter, at that. Everyone knows that the family's lucrative shipping business will go to her cousin, Adam, one day. But when her grandfather dies, Emily receives an unexpected inheiritance: Peverills, a sugar plantation in Barbados-a plantation her grandfather never told anyone he owned. When Emily accompanies her cousin and his new wife to Barbados, she finds Peverills a burnt-out shell, reduced to ruins in 1816, when a rising of enslaved people sent the island up in flames. Rumors swirl around the derelict plantation; people whisper of ghosts. Why would her practical-minded grandfather leave her a property in ruins? Why are the neighboring plantation owners, the Davenants, so eager to acquire Peverills-so eager that they invite Emily and her cousins to stay with them indefinitely? Emily finds herself bewitched by the slightly sinister tropical beauty of the island even as she's drawn into the personalities and politics of forty years before: a tangled history of clandestine love, heartbreaking betrayal, and a bold bid for freedom. When family secrets begin to unravel and the harsh truth of history becomes more and more plain, Emily must challenge everything she thought she knew about her family, their legacy . . . and herself.
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28.340000 USD

The Summer Country: A Novel

by Lauren Willig
Hardback
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Something to Tell You follows the two families of Bert Leinster and his best friend Sam Murray, as the earth comes under bombardment by a Higgs Boson particle storm. The Central Control of the World council insists that survival depends on living underground, protected by The Envelope. As CCOW persuades ...
Something to Tell You
Something to Tell You follows the two families of Bert Leinster and his best friend Sam Murray, as the earth comes under bombardment by a Higgs Boson particle storm. The Central Control of the World council insists that survival depends on living underground, protected by The Envelope. As CCOW persuades humankind to hide in the Deeps, Bert cannot challenge CCOW nor comprehend why people cannot see the truth behind the lies. Everything changes when he meets Her. Lily, a plant who becomes his enemy in the battle to save humankind, to save you... although 99.9% of you is empty space. Do you deserve saving?
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17.05 USD

Something to Tell You

by David Edwards
Hardback
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SHORTLISTED FOR THE HEARST BIG BOOK AWARDS 2019 AN AMBITIOUS AND ASSURED COLLECTION OF SHORT STORIES FROM THE INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED AUTHOR OF KINTU If there's one thing the characters in Jennifer Makumbi's stories know, it's how to field an uncomfortable question. 'Let me buy you a cup of tea...what are ...
Manchester Happened
SHORTLISTED FOR THE HEARST BIG BOOK AWARDS 2019 AN AMBITIOUS AND ASSURED COLLECTION OF SHORT STORIES FROM THE INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED AUTHOR OF KINTU If there's one thing the characters in Jennifer Makumbi's stories know, it's how to field an uncomfortable question. 'Let me buy you a cup of tea...what are you doing in England?' 'Do these children of yours speak any Luganda?' 'Did you know that man Idi Amin?' But perhaps the most difficult question of all is the one they ask themselves: 'You mean this is England?' Told with empathy, humour and compassion, these vibrant, kaleidoscopic stories re-imagine the journey of Ugandans who choose to make England their home. Weaving between Manchester and Kampala, this dazzling collection will captivate anyone who has ever wondered what it means to truly belong.
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25.58 USD

Manchester Happened

by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi
Hardback
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From award-winning novelist Nicole Dennis-Benn comes this beautifully layered portrait of motherhood, immigration and sacrifice For Patsy, a visa to America is her ticket to freedom, a passport to the 'land of opportunity'. She yearns to be reunited with Cicely, her oldest friend and secret lover, but her plans do ...
Patsy
From award-winning novelist Nicole Dennis-Benn comes this beautifully layered portrait of motherhood, immigration and sacrifice For Patsy, a visa to America is her ticket to freedom, a passport to the 'land of opportunity'. She yearns to be reunited with Cicely, her oldest friend and secret lover, but her plans do not include her religious mother or even her young daughter, Tru. As Patsy struggles to survive as an undocumented migrant, Tru grapples with her own questions of identity and sexuality. Can she ever understand, or even forgive, her mother's decision to leave? Dancing between the jittery streets of New York and the languid rhythms of Jamaica, Patsy is the story of what it means to be a mother, a daughter, a woman and, ultimately, a survivor. A passionate, moving and fiercely urgent novel tracing threads of love that stretch across years and oceans.
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28.99 USD

Patsy

by Nicole Dennis-Benn
Hardback
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In the eighteenth century, a giant strides the border of the Cape Colony frontier. Coenraad de Buys is a legend, a polygamist, a swindler and a big talker; a rebel who fights with Xhosa chieftains against the Boers and British; the fierce patriarch of a sprawling mixed-race family with a ...
Red Dog
In the eighteenth century, a giant strides the border of the Cape Colony frontier. Coenraad de Buys is a legend, a polygamist, a swindler and a big talker; a rebel who fights with Xhosa chieftains against the Boers and British; the fierce patriarch of a sprawling mixed-race family with a veritable tribe of followers; a savage enemy and a loyal ally. Like the wild dogs who are always at his heels, he roams the shifting landscape of southern Africa, hungry and spoiling for a fight. Red Dog is a brilliant, fiercely powerful novel - a wild, epic tale of Africa in a time before boundaries between cultures and peoples were fixed.
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28.99 USD

Red Dog

by Willem Anker
Hardback
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This book identifies, in contemporary fiction, a new type of novel at the interface of science and the humanities, working from the premise that a shift has taken place in the relations between the two cultures in the last two or three decades. As popular science comes to assume an ...
Contemporary Fiction and Science from Amis to McEwan: The Third Culture Novel
This book identifies, in contemporary fiction, a new type of novel at the interface of science and the humanities, working from the premise that a shift has taken place in the relations between the two cultures in the last two or three decades. As popular science comes to assume an ever greater cultural significance, contemporary authors are engaging in new ways with ideas that it disseminates. A new literary phenomenon is emerging, in which the focus on language-based theories of the self and the world that has been predominant in the latter half of the previous century is making way for a renewed commitment to the material facts, both of human existence and the universe beyond subjectivity. The book analyses the work of Martin Amis, William Boyd, David Lodge, Richard Powers, Michel Houellebecq, Jonathan Franzen, Margaret Atwood, and Ian McEwan, revealing the ways in which these `third culture novels' negotiate the relationship between literature and science.
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89.240000 USD

Contemporary Fiction and Science from Amis to McEwan: The Third Culture Novel

by Rachel Holland
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A startling and gripping novel, Suzy, Suzy follows a teenage girl trying to understand the chaos of her family life. Suzy lives in a dysfunctional household. She can't stand her mother; her father is keeping secrets; and her brother only seems to egg on their parents' erratic and unpredictable behaviour. ...
Suzy Suzy
A startling and gripping novel, Suzy, Suzy follows a teenage girl trying to understand the chaos of her family life. Suzy lives in a dysfunctional household. She can't stand her mother; her father is keeping secrets; and her brother only seems to egg on their parents' erratic and unpredictable behaviour. Alongside her friends, Suzy finds herself drawn into the downward spiral of her parents' relationship, and as a result is drawn into the centre of a mystery surrounding a murder. Forced to make impossible choices, Suzy must navigate the increasingly disturbing antics of her family and the oddities of the mystery she finds herself involved in, while also trying to survive the horrors of secondary school. Narrated by a troubled young woman, the novel weaves a tale of secrets, lies and betrayal in the pressure cooker of her formative years. William Wall is an underrated Irish master with a powerful, distinctive writing style, and an uncanny ability to create astonishingly complex and well-realised female protagonists.
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32.40 USD

Suzy Suzy

by William Wall
Hardback
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An ACTION PACKED, Ripping read chock-full of expert Snipers, Assassin Spies, munition experts, and one former CIA operative turned successful businessman who funds their quest. Beginning with Israel's top-tier Army Sniper during the first Lebanon war who uncovers a deep conspiracy at his country's highest level linked to a global ...
Cross-Kingdom
An ACTION PACKED, Ripping read chock-full of expert Snipers, Assassin Spies, munition experts, and one former CIA operative turned successful businessman who funds their quest. Beginning with Israel's top-tier Army Sniper during the first Lebanon war who uncovers a deep conspiracy at his country's highest level linked to a global cabal; From the Golan Heights to the mountains of Montana U.S-of-A culminating in the emergence of an unlikely international team of military Special Operators and Mossad assassins who fall together through impossible, otherworldly intervention to destroy an insidious, embedded evil that seeks to capture and enslave the souls of man through their secret, ancient technology. Cross Kingdom is complete with splendid and highly accurate military and spy-craft detail, from technical weapons and explosive munitions to a deep military and espionage understanding; it is truly difficult to believe that the author did not personally experience these events in some way.
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49.300000 USD

Cross-Kingdom

by Reece McKnight
Hardback
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'The most exciting new heroine I've read in a very long time' KATIE FFORDE THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER LONGLISTED FOR THE 2018 SOUTH AFRICAN SUNDAY TIMES LITERARY AWARDS Young, beautiful and ambitious, Bontle Tau has Johannesburg wrapped around her finger. Her generous admirers are falling over themselves to pay for her ...
The Blessed Girl
'The most exciting new heroine I've read in a very long time' KATIE FFORDE THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER LONGLISTED FOR THE 2018 SOUTH AFRICAN SUNDAY TIMES LITERARY AWARDS Young, beautiful and ambitious, Bontle Tau has Johannesburg wrapped around her finger. Her generous admirers are falling over themselves to pay for her Mercedes, her penthouse, and her Instagrammable holidays. It's her duty to look fabulous - after all, people didn't sacrifice their lives in the freedom struggle for black women to wear the same cheap T-shirts they wore during apartheid. Bontle's come a long way, and it hasn't been easy. Her shrink keeps wanted to talk about a past she's put firmly behind her. And what she doesn't think about can't hurt her, can it? Blessed adj. [pronounced bles-id] The state of being blessed, often referring to a person, usually female, who lives a luxurious lifestyle funded by an older, often married partner, in return for sexual favours.
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25.58 USD

The Blessed Girl

by Angela Makholwa
Hardback
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Catherine Morland has little experience of the world. When a neighbour takes her to visit the fashionable city of Bath, her naivete leaves her vulnerable. Who should Catherine trust? Whose friendship is genuine and whose will be harmful? Catherine's adventure becomes sinister when she visits Northanger Abbey. What is hidden ...
Northanger Abbey
Catherine Morland has little experience of the world. When a neighbour takes her to visit the fashionable city of Bath, her naivete leaves her vulnerable. Who should Catherine trust? Whose friendship is genuine and whose will be harmful? Catherine's adventure becomes sinister when she visits Northanger Abbey. What is hidden in the locked cabinet? Why are the General's children afraid of him? What terrible secrets does he keep in his dead wife's bedroom? Guided only by the gothic horror stories she so loves reading, Catherine stumbles through her adventures. Will hers be a happy ending? Will she find a hero to share her `happily ever after'?
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11.93 USD

Northanger Abbey

by Jane Austen
Hardback
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With subtle, bemused humor and an unerring eye for human frailty, Michel Layaz is known for his tender writing about the hidden tensions within families, the awkwardness of adolescence, and the drama of intimacy between friends and lovers. His fifth novel, My Mother's Tears, is his most poignant yet. The ...
My Mother's Tears
With subtle, bemused humor and an unerring eye for human frailty, Michel Layaz is known for his tender writing about the hidden tensions within families, the awkwardness of adolescence, and the drama of intimacy between friends and lovers. His fifth novel, My Mother's Tears, is his most poignant yet. The adult narrator of My Mother's Tears has returned to clean out his childhood home after his mother's death. In thirty short chapters, each focused on a talismanic object or resonant episode from his childhood, the narrator tries to solve the mystery behind the flood of tears with which his strikingly beautiful, intelligent, and inscrutable mother greeted his birth. Like insects preserved in amber, these objects--an artificial orchid, a statue, a pair of green pumps, a steak knife, a fishing rod and reel, among others--are surrounded by an aura that permeates the narrator's life. Interspersed with these chapters are fragments from the narrator's conversation with his present lover, a woman who demands that he verbally confront his past. This difficult conversation charts his gradual liberation from the psychological wounds he suffered growing up. Not only an account of a son's attempt to understand his enigmatic mother, My Mother's Tears is also a moving novel about language and memory that explores the ambivalent power of words to hurt and to heal, to revive the past and to put childhood demons to rest.
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25.58 USD

My Mother's Tears

by Michel Layaz
Hardback
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The enchanting new novel from Sunday Times bestselling author, Santa Montefiore. The perfect summer read for 2019! `Let the wind take me and the soft rain settle me into the Irish soil from where I came. And may my sins be forgiven.' Arethusa Clayton has always been formidable, used to ...
The Secret Hours
The enchanting new novel from Sunday Times bestselling author, Santa Montefiore. The perfect summer read for 2019! `Let the wind take me and the soft rain settle me into the Irish soil from where I came. And may my sins be forgiven.' Arethusa Clayton has always been formidable, used to getting her own way. On her death, she leaves unexpected instructions. Instead of being buried in America, on the wealthy East Coast where she and her late husband raised their two children, Arethusa has decreed that her ashes be scattered in a remote corner of Ireland, on the hills overlooking the sea. All Arethusa ever told Faye was that she grew up in a poor farming family and left Ireland, alone, to start a new life in America as did so many in those times of hardship and famine. But who were her family in Ireland and where are they now? What was the real reason that she turned away from them? And who is the mysterious benefactor of a significant share of Arethusa's estate? Arethusa is gone. There is no one left to tell her story. Faye feels bereft, as if her mother's whole family has died with her. Leaving her own husband and children behind, she travels to the picturesque village of Ballinakelly, determined to fulfil her mother's last wish and to find out the reason for Arethusa's insistence on being laid to rest in this faraway land. Praise for Santa Montefiore: 'Nobody does epic romance like Santa Montefiore' JOJO MOYES 'An enchanting read, overflowing with deliciously poignant moments' DINAH JEFFRIES 'Santa Montefiore hits the spot for me like few other writers' SARRA MANNING 'One of our personal favourites' The Times
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25.58 USD

The Secret Hours

by Santa Montefiore
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From the author of The Angel's Mark, a CWA Dagger longlisted novel and a Walter Scott Prize Academy Recommended Read 2019 'S.W. Perry's ingeniously plotted novels have become my favourite historical crime series.' S G MacLean 'A rattling good read.' William Ryan ____________________ Treason sleeps for no man... London, 1591. ...
The Serpent's Mark
From the author of The Angel's Mark, a CWA Dagger longlisted novel and a Walter Scott Prize Academy Recommended Read 2019 'S.W. Perry's ingeniously plotted novels have become my favourite historical crime series.' S G MacLean 'A rattling good read.' William Ryan ____________________ Treason sleeps for no man... London, 1591. Nicholas Shelby, physician and reluctant spy, returns to his old haunts on London's lawless Bankside. But, when spymaster Robert Cecil asks him to investigate the dubious practices of a mysterious doctor from Switzerland, Nicholas is soon embroiled in a conspiracy that threatens not just the life of an innocent young patient, but the overthrow of Queen Elizabeth herself. With fellow healer and mistress of the Jackdaw tavern, Bianca Merton, again at his side, Nicholas is drawn into a sinister world of zealots, charlatans and dangerous fanatics...
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25.58 USD

The Serpent's Mark

by S. W. Perry
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From the New York Times bestselling author of SEVENEVES `One of the great novels of our time' Wall Street Journal `Staggering' New York Times `Captivating' Washington Post `Cutting-edge' Booklist `Epic' Kirkus `Mind-blowing' Slate When gaming billionaire Richard `Dodge' Forthrast is pronounced brain dead following a routine medical procedure, his family ...
Fall or, Dodge in Hell
From the New York Times bestselling author of SEVENEVES `One of the great novels of our time' Wall Street Journal `Staggering' New York Times `Captivating' Washington Post `Cutting-edge' Booklist `Epic' Kirkus `Mind-blowing' Slate When gaming billionaire Richard `Dodge' Forthrast is pronounced brain dead following a routine medical procedure, his family and close friends are left stunned, devastated, and forced to make difficult decisions. Dodge's will asks that his body be given to a cryonics company, owned by enigmatic tech entrepreneur Elmo Shepherd, whose business practices give Dodge's family understandable cause for concern. But when Dodge wrote his will he didn't anticipate that one day he'd be declared brain dead. He also didn't anticipate his brain being turned on again. Years later, an astounding achievement in technology will allow the human race to defy death itself, giving birth to the Bitworld, an eternal afterlife. But this imagined state of perfection is not all that it appears to be... A grand drama of man and machine, Fall, or Dodge in Hell is a mind-blowing literary saga for the modern age.
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34.12 USD

Fall or, Dodge in Hell

by Neal Stephenson
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This book presents a definition of literary postmodernism, using detective and science fictions as a frame. Through an exploration of both prior theoretical approaches, and indicators through characteristics of postmodernist fiction, this book identifies a structural framework to both understand and apply the lessons of postmodernism for the next generation. ...
Defining Literary Postmodernism for the Twenty-First Century
This book presents a definition of literary postmodernism, using detective and science fictions as a frame. Through an exploration of both prior theoretical approaches, and indicators through characteristics of postmodernist fiction, this book identifies a structural framework to both understand and apply the lessons of postmodernism for the next generation. Within a growing consensus that the postmodern era has passed, this book examines the different conceptions of postmodernism and posits a meaningful definition, one which can provide the foundation for future literary expression. This theory is then applied to genre fiction, particularly detective fiction and science fiction, demonstrating that postmodernism is found in the structure, rather than questions posed about literary expression. Finally, Matthias Stephan considers post-postmodern movements, and how they can be expressed given this definition of literary postmodernism, moving forward to the twenty-first century.
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89.240000 USD

Defining Literary Postmodernism for the Twenty-First Century

by Matthias Stephan
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It was half-past nine o'clock and the time seemed to slip away from Jackson Zane, Governor of Lenox. Being the highest-ranking person in the state wasn't easy. There would always be a price to pay for his work as governor. There would always be someone who would want a payback, ...
House of Deception
It was half-past nine o'clock and the time seemed to slip away from Jackson Zane, Governor of Lenox. Being the highest-ranking person in the state wasn't easy. There would always be a price to pay for his work as governor. There would always be someone who would want a payback, people like Wyatt Derwin, his chief of staff, and the people. There was a lot at stake for Jackson, as a swift knock on the door would lead him into another world, as he was interrupted by the feeling of an unfamiliar shadow standing over him. Maybe an angel, or maybe an enemy, but there was no one there. Maybe it was just his imagination haunting him, as Jackson looked slowly and carefully around the room filled with pages of tattered books. It was all unfamiliar to Jackson, as the mysteries of Room 232 and his life seemed to now hold his fate in the biggest court trial known as the house of deception.
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29.400000 USD

House of Deception

by Dr Cristina Guarneri
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An evening at the home of the composer Richard Wagner and his wife, Cosima. The book combines features of a short story and a play and is written entirely in quotations.
The Dinner Party
An evening at the home of the composer Richard Wagner and his wife, Cosima. The book combines features of a short story and a play and is written entirely in quotations.
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24.440000 USD

The Dinner Party

by Gary Freedman
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Anancy stories were brought to Jamaica by the Ashanti people who passsed them from generation to generation. Brother Anancy is a symbolic testament of resistance by Jamaica's African forefathers who, resisted physical, mental, emotional and cultural enslavement by, at first, the Spanish, followed by the English. The protagonist of these ...
Brexit & Anancy
Anancy stories were brought to Jamaica by the Ashanti people who passsed them from generation to generation. Brother Anancy is a symbolic testament of resistance by Jamaica's African forefathers who, resisted physical, mental, emotional and cultural enslavement by, at first, the Spanish, followed by the English. The protagonist of these stories takes the form of a cunning spider who examines relationships between the powerful and powerless. The stories are the cornerstone of Jamaican culture. In this text, Brother Anancy visits England's House of Commons at Westminster, London. He finds himself embroiled in the Brexit Crisis of early 2019. The stories cover a plethora of themes, from elderly abuse to AIDS, as well as, other pressing post-modernist issues.
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30.210000 USD

Brexit & Anancy

by H. M. Hanlan
Hardback
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