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When Kino, a poor Indian pearl-diver, finds 'the Pearl of the world' he believes that his life will be magically transformed. He will marry Juana and their son Coyotito will be able to attend school. Obsessed by his dreams, Kino is blind to the greed and even violence the pearl ...
The Pearl
When Kino, a poor Indian pearl-diver, finds 'the Pearl of the world' he believes that his life will be magically transformed. He will marry Juana and their son Coyotito will be able to attend school. Obsessed by his dreams, Kino is blind to the greed and even violence the pearl arouses in him and his neighbours. Written with lyrical simplicity, The Pearl sets the values of the civilized world against those of the primitive and finds them tragically inadequate.
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16.59 USD

The Pearl

by John Steinbeck
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Treasure House: Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation Pupil Books are aimed at ages 5-11, offering complete coverage of the demanding 2014 National Curriculum, and ideal practice of the skills in the Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling test. This Treasure House pupil book: * is matched directly to the 2014 National Curriculum * ...
Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation Year 2 Pupil Book (Treasure House)
Treasure House: Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation Pupil Books are aimed at ages 5-11, offering complete coverage of the demanding 2014 National Curriculum, and ideal practice of the skills in the Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling test. This Treasure House pupil book: * is matched directly to the 2014 National Curriculum * explains each concept clearly and simply, followed by a set of carefully tailored questions * allows practice of all the skills covered in the KS1 grammar, punctuation and spelling test, when used alongside Spelling Pupil Book 2 * ensures pupils will master all appropriate language skills. This pupil book can be used with Treasure House Teacher's Guide 2, Anthology 2 and activities on Collins Connect for an integrated approach to teaching English.
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11.16 USD

Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation Year 2 Pupil Book (Treasure House)

by Abigail Steel
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Before the Steven Spielberg film, before the National Theatre production, there was the classic children's novel...In the deadly chaos of the First World War, one horse witnesses the reality of battle from both sides of the trenches. Bombarded by artillery, with bullets knocking riders from his back, Joey tells a ...
War Horse
Before the Steven Spielberg film, before the National Theatre production, there was the classic children's novel...In the deadly chaos of the First World War, one horse witnesses the reality of battle from both sides of the trenches. Bombarded by artillery, with bullets knocking riders from his back, Joey tells a powerful story of the truest friendships surviving in terrible times. One horse has the seen the best and the worst of humanity. The power of war and the beauty of peace. This is his story. War Horse was adapted by Steven Spielberg as a major motion picture with Jeremy Irvine, Emily Watson, and Benedict Cumberbatch. The National Theatre production opened in 2007 and has enjoyed successful runs in the West End and on Broadway. A great way of introducing young readers to the realities of WWI. Look out for Morpurgo's other war books including Friend or Foe, Waiting for Anya, King of the Cloud Forests and An Eagle in the Snow. War Horse is a story of universal suffering for a universal audience by a writer who 'has the happy knack of speaking to both child and adult readers' (The Guardian). Michael Morpurgo has written more than one hundred books for children and won the Whitbread Award, the Smarties Award, the Circle of Gold Award, the Children's Book Award and has been short-listed for the Carnegie Medal four times. --- Michael Morpurgo OBE was born in 1943 in St Albans and was educated at Kings Canterbury, Sandhurst and Kings College London. He taught for ten years in both state and private schools and is married with three children and six grandchildren. His first book was published in 1975 and he has since published over 100 titles. His books have been translated into over twenty languages. Michael's books have also been adapted for film and the stage, including most recently the National Theatre's enormously successful production of War Horse. Together with his wife Clare he founded Farms for City Children, an educational charity, in 1976. The organisation now runs three farms welcoming over 3,000 children a year. In 1999 he was awarded an MBE for services to youth, and in 2006 he was awarded an OBE. His books have won the Whitbread Award (The Wreck Of Zanzibar), the Smarties Book Prize (The Butterfly Lion), the Children's Book Award (Kensuke's Kingdom) and Cercle D'Or Prix Sorciere (King Of The Cloud Forests), the Blue Peter Book Award and the Califonia Young Reader Medal (Private Peaceful), the Independent Booksellers' Book of the Year Award (Alone On A Wide Wide Sea) and several have been shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal. Michael was Children's Laureate from 2003-2005.
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11.44 USD

War Horse

by Michael Morpurgo
Paperback
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Treasure House: Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation Pupil Books are aimed at ages 5-11, offering complete coverage of the demanding 2014 National Curriculum, and ideal practice of the skills in the Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling test. This Treasure House pupil book: * is matched directly to the 2014 National Curriculum * ...
Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation Year 3 Pupil Book (Treasure House)
Treasure House: Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation Pupil Books are aimed at ages 5-11, offering complete coverage of the demanding 2014 National Curriculum, and ideal practice of the skills in the Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling test. This Treasure House pupil book: * is matched directly to the 2014 National Curriculum * explains each concept clearly and simply, followed by a set of carefully tailored questions * ensures pupils will master all appropriate language skills. This pupil book can be used with Treasure House Teacher's Guide 3, Anthology 3 and activities on Collins Connect for an integrated approach to teaching English.
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14.88 USD

Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation Year 3 Pupil Book (Treasure House)

by Abigail Steel
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The phenomenal Number One Bestseller Winner of the Specsavers National Book Award 2014 Waterstones Book of the Year 2014 Selected for the Richard & Judy Book Club 2015 There is nothing hidden that will not be revealed . . . On an autumn day in 1686, eighteen-year-old Nella Oortman knocks ...
The Miniaturist
The phenomenal Number One Bestseller Winner of the Specsavers National Book Award 2014 Waterstones Book of the Year 2014 Selected for the Richard & Judy Book Club 2015 There is nothing hidden that will not be revealed . . . On an autumn day in 1686, eighteen-year-old Nella Oortman knocks at the door of a grand house in the wealthiest quarter of Amsterdam. She has come from the country to begin a new life as the wife of illustrious merchant trader Johannes Brandt, but instead she is met by his sharp-tongued sister, Marin. Only later does Johannes appear and present her with an extraordinary wedding gift: a cabinet-sized replica of their home. It is to be furnished by an elusive miniaturist, whose tiny creations mirror their real-life counterparts in unexpected ways . . . Nella is at first mystified by the closed world of the Brandt household, but as she uncovers its secrets she realizes the escalating dangers that await them all. Does the miniaturist hold their fate in her hands? And will she be the key to their salvation or the architect of their downfall? Beautiful, intoxicating and filled with heart-pounding suspense, The Miniaturist is a magnificent story of love and obsession, betrayal and retribution, appearance and truth.
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13.16 USD

The Miniaturist

by Jessie Burton
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'A literary masterpiece . . . at once erudite and intimate, reflective and funny . . . it has the grit and pace of a thriller' Daily Telegraph A novel of high adventure, great storytelling and moral purpose, based on an extraordinary true story of eight years in the Bombay ...
Shantaram
'A literary masterpiece . . . at once erudite and intimate, reflective and funny . . . it has the grit and pace of a thriller' Daily Telegraph A novel of high adventure, great storytelling and moral purpose, based on an extraordinary true story of eight years in the Bombay underworld. 'In the early 80s, Gregory David Roberts, an armed robber and heroin addict, escaped from an Australian prison to India, where he lived in a Bombay slum. There, he established a free health clinic and also joined the mafia, working as a money launderer, forger and street soldier. He found time to learn Hindi and Marathi, fall in love, and spend time being worked over in an Indian jail. Then, in case anyone thought he was slacking, he acted in Bollywood and fought with the Mujahedeen in Afghanistan . . . Amazingly, Roberts wrote Shantaram three times after prison guards trashed the first two versions. It's a profound tribute to his willpower . . . At once a high-kicking, eye-gouging adventure, a love saga and a savage yet tenderly lyrical fugitive vision.' Time Out
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18.60 USD

Shantaram

by Gregory David Roberts
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It is twenty years since the events of La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One unfolded and saw the baby Lyra Belacqua begin her life-changing journey. It is almost ten years since readers left Lyra and the love of her young life, Will Parry, on a park bench ...
The Secret Commonwealth: The Book of Dust Volume Two
It is twenty years since the events of La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One unfolded and saw the baby Lyra Belacqua begin her life-changing journey. It is almost ten years since readers left Lyra and the love of her young life, Will Parry, on a park bench in Oxford's Botanic Gardens at the end of the ground-breaking, bestselling His Dark Materials sequence. Now, in The Secret Commonwealth, we meet Lyra Silvertongue. And she is no longer a child . . . The second volume of Philip Pullman's The Book of Dust sees Lyra, now twenty years old, and her daemon Pantalaimon, forced to navigate their relationship in a way they could never have imagined, and drawn into the complex and dangerous factions of a world that they had no idea existed. Pulled along on his own journey too is Malcolm; once a boy with a boat and a mission to save a baby from the flood, now a man with a strong sense of duty and a desire to do what is right. Theirs is a world at once familiar and extraordinary, and they must travel far beyond the edges of Oxford, across Europe and into Asia, in search for what is lost - a city haunted by daemons, a secret at the heart of a desert, and the mystery of the elusive Dust. The Secret Commonwealth is truly a book for our times; a powerful adventure and a thought-provoking look at what it is to understand yourself, to grow up and make sense of the world around you. This is storytelling at its very best from one of our greatest writers. Reviews for La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One: 'Fans of His Dark Materials will find themselves joyfully immersed in a familiar world . . . meanwhile, awaiting first-time readers is all the pleasure of commencing their own journey into this most captivating of universes at the very beginning of Lyra's story' Independent 'No one else writes like Pullman . . . entirely worth the 17-year wait' Metro 'A rich, imaginative, vividly characterised rite-of-passage tale' Sunday Times 'High-octane adventure accompanies ingenious plotting' The Times
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25.75 USD

The Secret Commonwealth: The Book of Dust Volume Two

by Philip Pullman
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Kafka meets The Thick Of It in a bitingly funny new political satire from Ian McEwan That morning, Jim Sams, clever but by no means profound, woke from uneasy dreams to find himself transformed into a gigantic creature. Jim Sams has undergone a metamorphosis. In his previous life he was ...
The Cockroach
Kafka meets The Thick Of It in a bitingly funny new political satire from Ian McEwan That morning, Jim Sams, clever but by no means profound, woke from uneasy dreams to find himself transformed into a gigantic creature. Jim Sams has undergone a metamorphosis. In his previous life he was ignored or loathed, but in his new incarnation he is the most powerful man in Britain - and it is his mission to carry out the will of the people. Nothing must get in his way: not the opposition, nor the dissenters within his own party. Not even the rules of parliamentary democracy. With trademark intelligence, insight and scabrous humour, Ian McEwan pays tribute to Franz Kafka's most famous work to engage with a world turned on its head.
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13.73 USD

The Cockroach

by Ian McEwan
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** LONGLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2019 ** PRE-ORDER THE SEQUEL TO THE HANDMAID'S TALE And so I step up, into the darkness within; or else the light. When the van door slammed on Offred's future at the end of The Handmaid's Tale, readers had no way of telling what ...
The Testaments

** LONGLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2019 ** PRE-ORDER THE SEQUEL TO THE HANDMAID'S TALE And so I step up, into the darkness within; or else the light. When the van door slammed on Offred's future at the end of The Handmaid's Tale, readers had no way of telling what lay ahead. With The Testaments, the wait is over. Margaret Atwood's sequel picks up the story 15 years after Offred stepped into the unknown, with the explosive testaments of three female narrators from Gilead. `Dear Readers: Everything you've ever asked me about Gilead and its inner workings is the inspiration for this book. Well, almost everything! The other inspiration is the world we've been living in.' Margaret Atwood 'THE LITERARY EVENT OF THE YEAR' Guardian If you can't get enough of the award-winning TV adaptation of The Handmaid's Tale, order your copy of The Testaments today.

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26.89 USD

The Testaments

by Margaret Atwood
Hardback
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Another stunning novel by the author of The Alchemist. Aleph marks a return to Paulo Coelho's beginnings. In a frank and surprising personal story, one of the world's most beloved authors embarks on a remarkable and transformative journey of self-discovery. Facing a grave crisis of faith, and seeking a path ...
Aleph
Another stunning novel by the author of The Alchemist. Aleph marks a return to Paulo Coelho's beginnings. In a frank and surprising personal story, one of the world's most beloved authors embarks on a remarkable and transformative journey of self-discovery. Facing a grave crisis of faith, and seeking a path of spiritual renewal and growth, Paulo decides to start over: to travel, to experiment, to reconnect with people and the world. On this journey through Europe, Africa, and Asia, he will again meet Hilal-the woman he loved 500 years before-an encounter that will initiate a mystical voyage through time and space, through past and present, in search of himself. Aleph is an encounter with our fears and our sins; a search for love and forgiveness, and the courage to confront the inevitable challenges of life.
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11.16 USD

Aleph

by Paulo Coelho
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'Shoot all the Bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a Mockingbird.' Lawyer Atticus Finch gives this advice to his children as he defends the real mockingbird of Harper Lee's classic novel - a black man charged with the rape of a ...
To Kill A Mockingbird
'Shoot all the Bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a Mockingbird.' Lawyer Atticus Finch gives this advice to his children as he defends the real mockingbird of Harper Lee's classic novel - a black man charged with the rape of a white girl. Through the young eyes of Scout and Jem Finch, Harper Lee explores with exuberant humour the irrationality of adult attitudes to race and class in the Deep South of the 1930s. The conscience of a town steeped in prejudice, violence and hypocrisy is pricked by the stamina of one man's struggle for justice. But the weight of history will only tolerate so much... A benchmark of classic American literature, To Kill A Mockingbird approaches the highly sensitive topic of racism in 1930s America with humour, warmth and compassion, making it widely recognised as one of the best books of the twentieth century and in American literature.
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13.16 USD

To Kill A Mockingbird

by Harper Lee
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It is twenty years since the events of La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One unfolded and saw the baby Lyra Belacqua begin her life-changing journey. It is almost ten years since readers left Lyra and the love of her young life, Will Parry, on a park bench ...
The Secret Commonwealth: The Book of Dust Volume Two
It is twenty years since the events of La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One unfolded and saw the baby Lyra Belacqua begin her life-changing journey. It is almost ten years since readers left Lyra and the love of her young life, Will Parry, on a park bench in Oxford's Botanic Gardens at the end of the ground-breaking, bestselling His Dark Materials sequence. Now, in The Secret Commonwealth, we meet Lyra Silvertongue. And she is no longer a child . . . The second volume of Philip Pullman's The Book of Dust sees Lyra, now twenty years old, and her daemon Pantalaimon, forced to navigate their relationship in a way they could never have imagined, and drawn into the complex and dangerous factions of a world that they had no idea existed. Pulled along on his own journey too is Malcolm; once a boy with a boat and a mission to save a baby from the flood, now a man with a strong sense of duty and a desire to do what is right. Theirs is a world at once familiar and extraordinary, and they must travel far beyond the edges of Oxford, across Europe and into Asia, in search for what is lost - a city haunted by daemons, a secret at the heart of a desert, and the mystery of the elusive Dust. The Secret Commonwealth is truly a book for our times; a powerful adventure and a thought-provoking look at what it is to understand yourself, to grow up and make sense of the world around you. This is storytelling at its very best from one of our greatest writers. _____ Reviews for The Secret Commonwealth: The Book of Dust Volume Two: [Pullman] has created a fantasy world, made yet more satisfying in rigour and stylistic elegance. This is a book for getting older with Guardian, Book of the Week The Secret Commonwealth is ablaze with light and life. The writing is exquisite; every sentence sings ... To read Pullman is to experience the world refreshed, aglow, in Technicolour i Pullman's story is still thought-provoking ... This book elegantly weaves in live issues, from Europe's refugee crisis to facts in the post-truth era. And Pullman's prose is rewarding as ever The Times A long, taxing, complex journey, laced with beauty, terror and philosophy Metro As ever, Pullman's story is complex and vast but home to some of the finest storytelling in the 21st century. Revel in whole new worlds and enjoy one of literature's most wonderful heroines before she comes to HBO and the BBC Stylist.co.uk Pullman is confronting readers with the horrors of our own world reflected back at us. In The Secret Commonwealth he creates a fearful symmetry The Herald
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34.34 USD

The Secret Commonwealth: The Book of Dust Volume Two

by Philip Pullman
Hardback
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'Dark, twisty and menacing, I couldn't put it down!' Roz Watkins You love me. But do you really know me? The gripping new thriller from the Sunday Times bestseller A perfect childhood You were the golden girl. The apple of your parents' eyes. My beautiful, clever wife. A perfect marriage ...
The Killer Inside
'Dark, twisty and menacing, I couldn't put it down!' Roz Watkins You love me. But do you really know me? The gripping new thriller from the Sunday Times bestseller A perfect childhood You were the golden girl. The apple of your parents' eyes. My beautiful, clever wife. A perfect marriage I would do anything for you. But some things about me must stay hidden. A perfect liar One summer afternoon, it all begins to unravel. Because I'm not the only one with terrible secrets to hide. And when the truth comes out, it seems we both have blood on our hands... 'So complex, so twisty, so compelling' Rachel Abbott 'A compulsive, addictive read, cast with unnerving characters and a premise that packs a real emotional punch' Lucy Clarke
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12.59 USD

The Killer Inside

by Cass Green
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`Tender, funny and romantic' Marie Claire Christine Rose is crossing the Ha'penny Bridge in Dublin late one night when she sees a stranger, Adam, poised to jump. Desperate to help, she talks him into a reckless deal: if he gives her two weeks - till his 35th birthday - she'll ...
How to Fall in Love
`Tender, funny and romantic' Marie Claire Christine Rose is crossing the Ha'penny Bridge in Dublin late one night when she sees a stranger, Adam, poised to jump. Desperate to help, she talks him into a reckless deal: if he gives her two weeks - till his 35th birthday - she'll prove that life is worth living. But as the clock ticks and the two of them embark on late-night escapades and romantic adventures, what Christine has really promised seems impossible... A novel to make you laugh, cry and appreciate life, this is Cecelia Ahern at her thoughtful and surprising best.
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12.87 USD

How to Fall in Love

by Cecelia Ahern
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Sunday Times bestseller and The Times #1 bestseller Longlisted for the Booker Prize 2019 Shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2019 Winner of the 2019 LA Times Award for Best Crime Thriller Capital Crime Debut Author of the Year 2019 __________ 'A literary sensation' Guardian 'A bombshell of a ...
My Sister, the Serial Killer: The Sunday Times Bestseller
Sunday Times bestseller and The Times #1 bestseller Longlisted for the Booker Prize 2019 Shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2019 Winner of the 2019 LA Times Award for Best Crime Thriller Capital Crime Debut Author of the Year 2019 __________ 'A literary sensation' Guardian 'A bombshell of a book... Sharp, explosive, hilarious' New York Times 'Glittering and funny... A stiletto slipped between the ribs and through the left ventricle of the heart' Financial Times __________ When Korede's dinner is interrupted one night by a distress call from her sister, Ayoola, she knows what's expected of her: bleach, rubber gloves, nerves of steel and a strong stomach. This'll be the third boyfriend Ayoola's dispatched in, quote, self-defence and the third mess that her lethal little sibling has left Korede to clear away. She should probably go to the police for the good of the menfolk of Nigeria, but she loves her sister and, as they say, family always comes first. Until, that is, Ayoola starts dating the doctor where Korede works as a nurse. Korede's long been in love with him, and isn't prepared to see him wind up with a knife in his back: but to save one would mean sacrificing the other...
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15.45 USD

My Sister, the Serial Killer: The Sunday Times Bestseller

by Oyinkan Braithwaite
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The latest installment from THE NO. 1 LADIES DETECTIVE AGENCY series . . .
To the Land of Long Lost Friends
The latest installment from THE NO. 1 LADIES DETECTIVE AGENCY series . . .
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25.75 USD

To the Land of Long Lost Friends

by Alexander McCall Smith
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Treasure House Spelling Pupil Books are aimed at ages 5-11, offering complete coverage of the demanding 2014 National Curriculum, and ideal practice of the all the spelling rules in the Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling test. This Treasure House pupil book: * is matched directly to the 2014 National Curriculum * ...
Spelling Year 2 Pupil Book (Treasure House)
Treasure House Spelling Pupil Books are aimed at ages 5-11, offering complete coverage of the demanding 2014 National Curriculum, and ideal practice of the all the spelling rules in the Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling test. This Treasure House pupil book: * is matched directly to the 2014 National Curriculum * explains each spelling rule clearly and simply, followed by a set of carefully tailored questions * allows practice of all the skills covered in the KS1 grammar, punctuation and spelling test, when used alongside Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation Pupil Book 2 * ensures pupils will master all appropriate language skills. This pupil book can be used with Treasure House Teacher's Guide 2, Anthology 2 and activities on Collins Connect for an integrated approach to teaching English.
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11.16 USD

Spelling Year 2 Pupil Book (Treasure House)

by Sarah Snashall
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'To read this book is to understand Afghanistan as it exists today. This haunting memoir traces the unimaginable odyssey of one family whose world has collapsed . . . Poetic, powerful, and unforgettable.' Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner. Qais Akbar Omar was eleven when a brutal civil war ...
A Fort of Nine Towers
'To read this book is to understand Afghanistan as it exists today. This haunting memoir traces the unimaginable odyssey of one family whose world has collapsed . . . Poetic, powerful, and unforgettable.' Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner. Qais Akbar Omar was eleven when a brutal civil war engulfed Kabul. For Qais, it brought an abrupt end to a childhood filled with kites and cousins in his grandfather's garden: one of the most convulsive decades in Afghan history had begun. Ahead lay the rise of the Taliban, and, in 2001, the arrival of international forces. A Fort of Nine Towers is the story of Qais, his family and their determination to survive these upheavals as they were buffeted from one part of Afghanistan to the next. Drawing strength from each other, and their culture and faith, they sought refuge for a time in the Buddha caves of Bamyan, and later with a caravan of Kuchi nomads. When they eventually returned to Kabul, it became clear that their trials were just beginning.
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16.59 USD

A Fort of Nine Towers

by Qais Akbar Omar
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The stories in Ukrainian film director, writer, and dissident Oleg Sentsov's debut collection are as much acts of dissent as they are acts of creative expression. These autobiographical stories display a mix of nostalgia and philosophical insight, written in a simple yet profound style looking back on a life's path ...
Life Went on Anyway: Stories
The stories in Ukrainian film director, writer, and dissident Oleg Sentsov's debut collection are as much acts of dissent as they are acts of creative expression. These autobiographical stories display a mix of nostalgia and philosophical insight, written in a simple yet profound style looking back on a life's path that led Sentsov to become an internationally renowned dissident artist. Sentsov's charges seemingly stem from his opposition to Russia's invasion and occupation of eastern Ukraine where he lived in the Crimea. He was sentenced to 20 years in prison in August 2015 on spurious terrorism charges after he was kidnapped in his house and put through a grossly unfair trial by a Russian military court, marred by allegations of torture. Many of the stories included here were read during international campaigns by PEN International, the European Film Academy, and Amnesty International, among others, to support the case for Sentsov across the world. Sentsov's final words at his trial, Why bring up a new generation of slaves? have become a rallying cry for his cause. He spent 145 days on hunger strike in 2018 to urge the Russian authorities to release all Ukrainians unfairly imprisoned in Russia, an act of profound courage that contributed to the European Parliament's awarding him the prestigious Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought Sentsov remains in a prison camp in Russia. It is the publisher's hope this book, published in collaboration with PEN Ukraine, contributes to his timely release.
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15.700000 USD

Life Went on Anyway: Stories

by Oleg Sentsov
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'STYLISH, ALLURING, UTTERLY GRIPPING' Observer 'LIKE NOTHING YOU HAVE EVER READ BEFORE' Red Lauren Pailing is born in the sixties, and a child of the seventies. She is thirteen years old the first time she dies. Lauren Pailing is a teenager in the eighties, becomes a Londoner in the nineties. ...
The First Time Lauren Pailing Died
'STYLISH, ALLURING, UTTERLY GRIPPING' Observer 'LIKE NOTHING YOU HAVE EVER READ BEFORE' Red Lauren Pailing is born in the sixties, and a child of the seventies. She is thirteen years old the first time she dies. Lauren Pailing is a teenager in the eighties, becomes a Londoner in the nineties. And each time she dies, new lives begin for the people who loved her - while Lauren enters a brand new life, too. But in each of Lauren's lives, a man called Peter Stanning disappears. And, in each of her lives, Lauren sets out to find him. And so it is that every ending is also a beginning. And so it is that, with each new beginning, Peter Stanning inches closer to finally being found... Perfect for fans of Kate Atkinson and Maggie O'Farrell, The First Time Lauren Pailing Died is a book about loss, grief - and how, despite it not always feeling that way, every ending marks the start of something new. ___________ Readers love The First Time Lauren Pailing Died: 'I've never read anything quite like this book' 'A stunning novel that has really stayed with me' 'Loved this book from the first to the last page' 'A very enjoyable, original and moving story' 'An unusual and interesting concept' 'Would recommend to anyone that liked The Time Traveler's Wife'
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15.45 USD

The First Time Lauren Pailing Died

by Alyson Rudd
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A CrimeReads 2019 most anticipated/best book Set against two distinct epochs in the history of Pasadena, California, Arroyo tells the parallel stories of a young inventor and his clairvoyant dog in 1913 and 1993. In both lives, they are drawn to the landmark Colorado Street Bridge, or Suicide Bridge, as ...
Arroyo: A Novel
A CrimeReads 2019 most anticipated/best book Set against two distinct epochs in the history of Pasadena, California, Arroyo tells the parallel stories of a young inventor and his clairvoyant dog in 1913 and 1993. In both lives, they are drawn to the landmark Colorado Street Bridge, or Suicide Bridge, as the locals call it, which suffered a lethal collapse during construction but still opened to fanfare in the early twentieth century automobile age. When the refurbished structure commemorates its 80th birthday, one of the planet's best known small towns is virtually unrecognizable from its romanticized, and somewhat invented, past. Wrought with warmth and wit, Jacobs' debut novel digs into Pasadena's most mysterious structure and the city itself. In their exploits around what was then America's highest, longest roadway, Nick Chance and his impish mutt interact with some of the big personalities from the Progressive Age, including Teddy Roosevelt, Upton Sinclair, Charles Fletcher Lummis, and Lilly and Adolphus Busch, whose gardens were once tabbed the eighth wonder of the world. They cavort and often sow chaos at Cawston Ostrich Farm, the Mount Lowe Railway, the Hotel Green and even the Doo Dah Parade. But it's the secrets and turmoil around the concrete arches over the Arroyo Seco, and what it means for Nick's destiny, that propels this story of fable versus fact. While unearthing the truth about the Colorado Street Bridge, in all its eye-catching grandeur and unavoidable darkness, the characters of Arroyo paint a vivid picture of how the home of the Rose Bowl got its dramatic start.
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28.350000 USD

Arroyo: A Novel

by Chip Jacobs
Hardback
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A riveting drama of marital therapy Gretchen and Steve have been married for a long time. Living in San Francisco, recently separated, with two children and demanding jobs, they've started going to a marriage counselor. Unfolding over the course of ten months and taking place entirely in the marriage counselor's ...
Listen to the Marriage
A riveting drama of marital therapy Gretchen and Steve have been married for a long time. Living in San Francisco, recently separated, with two children and demanding jobs, they've started going to a marriage counselor. Unfolding over the course of ten months and taking place entirely in the marriage counselor's office, John Jay Osborn's Listen to the Marriage is the story of a fractured couple in a moment of crisis, and of the person who tries to get them to see each other again. A searing look at the obstacles we put in our own way, as well as the forces that drive us apart (and those that bring us together), Listen to the Marriage is a poignant exploration of marriage--heartbreaking and tender.
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24.16 USD

Listen to the Marriage

by John Jay Osborn
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A founding father of the American conservative movement, Russell Kirk (1918-94) was also a renowned and bestselling writer of fiction. Kirk's focus was the ghost story, or ghostly tale - a decayed art of which he considered himself a last remaining master. Old House of Fear, Kirk's first novel, revealed ...
Old House of Fear
A founding father of the American conservative movement, Russell Kirk (1918-94) was also a renowned and bestselling writer of fiction. Kirk's focus was the ghost story, or ghostly tale - a decayed art of which he considered himself a last remaining master. Old House of Fear, Kirk's first novel, revealed this mastery at work. Its 1961 publication was a sensation, outselling all of Kirk's other books combined, including The Conservative Mind, his iconic study of American conservative thought. A native of Michigan, Kirk set Old House of Fear in the haunted isles of the Outer Hebrides, drawing on his time in Scotland as the first American to earn a doctorate of letters from the University of St. Andrews. The story concerns Hugh Logan, an attorney sent by an aging American industrialist to Carnglass to purchase his ancestral island and its castle called the Old House of Fear. On the island, Logan meets Mary MacAskival, a red-haired ingenue and love interest, and the two face off against Dr. Edmund Jackman, a mystic who has the island under his own mysterious control. This new edition features an introduction by James Panero, Executive Editor of The New Criterion.
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19.950000 USD

Old House of Fear

by Russell Kirk
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New Orleans, 1918. The birth of jazz, the Spanish flu, an axe murderer on the loose. The lives of a traumatized cop, a conflicted Mafia matriarch, and a brilliant trumpeter converge. In Nathaniel Rich's King Zeno, the Crescent City gets the rich, dark, sweeping novel it so deserves. New Orleans, ...
King Zeno
New Orleans, 1918. The birth of jazz, the Spanish flu, an axe murderer on the loose. The lives of a traumatized cop, a conflicted Mafia matriarch, and a brilliant trumpeter converge. In Nathaniel Rich's King Zeno, the Crescent City gets the rich, dark, sweeping novel it so deserves. New Orleans, a century ago: a city determined to reshape its destiny and, with it, the nation's. Downtown, a new American music is born. In Storyville, prostitution is outlawed and the police retake the streets with maximum violence. In the Ninth Ward, laborers break ground on a gigantic canal that will split the city, a work of staggering human ingenuity intended to restore New Orleans's faded mercantile glory. The war is ending and a prosperous new age dawns. But everything is thrown into chaos by a series of murders committed by an axe-wielding maniac with a peculiar taste in music. The axe murders scramble the fates of three people from different corners of town. Detective William Bastrop is an army veteran haunted by an act of wartime cowardice, recklessly bent on redemption. Isadore Zeno is a jazz cornetist with a dangerous side hustle. Beatrice Vizzini is the widow of a crime boss who yearns to take the family business straight. Each nurtures private dreams of worldly glory and eternal life, their ambitions carrying them into dark territories of obsession, paranoia, and madness. In New Orleans, a city built on swamp, nothing stays buried long.
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King Zeno

by Nathaniel Rich
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Blue Christmas: Holiday Stories for the Rest of Us, is an anthology of seventeen holiday short stories by acclaimed fiction writers. Not one relies on borrowed feelings or seasonal stereotypes, and none engage in the grand yuletide conspiracy of mirth and good cheer. Yes, it's a wonderful life...for some of ...
Blue Christmas: Holiday Stories for the Rest of Us
Blue Christmas: Holiday Stories for the Rest of Us, is an anthology of seventeen holiday short stories by acclaimed fiction writers. Not one relies on borrowed feelings or seasonal stereotypes, and none engage in the grand yuletide conspiracy of mirth and good cheer. Yes, it's a wonderful life...for some of the people, some of the time. But fiction that tells the truth is never about the merry citizens of Blissville or Bedford Falls. And during the incessant holiday festivities, our own chronic troubles are acutely magnified; our losses are more keenly felt. These Blue Christmas stories are not the palliative escape from reality that we've come to expect from our saccharine Christmas narratives, but are, in fact, plunges into an oftentimes distressing reality. They offer you the gifts of honesty, suspense, and transport. They'll carry you away to a world more intriguing and compelling than the one you spend your days in.
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19.900000 USD

Blue Christmas: Holiday Stories for the Rest of Us

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Hubert Crackanthorpe was a skilful and technically innovative English realist/naturalist writer. This edition of his powerful first collection of short stories features a carefully contextualised introduction to the author and his work. Providing a detailed analysis of his short stories, David Malcolm situates the author within the fin-de-siecle culture and ...
Hubert Crackanthorpe, Wreckage: Seven Studies
Hubert Crackanthorpe was a skilful and technically innovative English realist/naturalist writer. This edition of his powerful first collection of short stories features a carefully contextualised introduction to the author and his work. Providing a detailed analysis of his short stories, David Malcolm situates the author within the fin-de-siecle culture and society in Britain and Europe. Appendices contain additional works that reflect Crackanthorpe's perspective on fiction and contemporary literary trends.
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Hubert Crackanthorpe, Wreckage: Seven Studies

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Her observation of our species is tender, precise, illuminating - Hilary Mantel In this version of London, there is a small, private clinic. Behind its layers of security, procedures are taking place on poor, robust teenagers from northern Estates in exchange for thousands of pounds - procedures that will bring ...
Body Tourists
Her observation of our species is tender, precise, illuminating - Hilary Mantel In this version of London, there is a small, private clinic. Behind its layers of security, procedures are taking place on poor, robust teenagers from northern Estates in exchange for thousands of pounds - procedures that will bring the wealthy dead back to life in these young supple bodies for fourteen days. It's an opportunity for wrongs to be righted, for fathers to meet grandsons, for scientists to see their work completed. Old wine in new bottles. But at what cost? The first chapter of Body Tourists will be broadcast on Radio 4 on June 4th, 2019, and available online subsequently.
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31.59 USD

Body Tourists

by Jane Rogers
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New Adult novel about millennial stagnation in middle America: dead end jobs and dead end relationships Explores relevant topics like suicide and mental illness Brings to light the weirdness in the quotidian Has a dark and sense of humor, and is a satirical look at the art young people make ...
From Hell to Breakfast
New Adult novel about millennial stagnation in middle America: dead end jobs and dead end relationships Explores relevant topics like suicide and mental illness Brings to light the weirdness in the quotidian Has a dark and sense of humor, and is a satirical look at the art young people make Outreach to major media and author blog tour Events and book festivals in Colorado Author's debut was a semifinalist for the VCU Cabell Award Author wrote viral article about being an introverted writer for The Atlantic: https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2015/08/an-introvert-writers-lament/400238/
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17.850000 USD

From Hell to Breakfast

by Meghan Tifft
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