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This International Bestseller was the Winner of the Man Asian Literary Prize 2012, Winner of the Walter Scott Prize for historical fiction 2013, Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2012; and, Shortlisted for the 2014 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. With ravishing sensuousness, it conjures up the lush landscapes and ...
The Garden of Evening Mists
This International Bestseller was the Winner of the Man Asian Literary Prize 2012, Winner of the Walter Scott Prize for historical fiction 2013, Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2012; and, Shortlisted for the 2014 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. With ravishing sensuousness, it conjures up the lush landscapes and tea estates of Malaya during the 1950s Emergency...A haunting novel about memory . (Sunday Times Books of the Year). In the highlands of Malaya, a woman sets out to build a memorial to her sister, killed at the hands of the Japanese during the brutal Occupation of their country. Yun Ling's quest leads her to The Garden of Evening Mists, and to Aritomo, a man of extraordinary skill and reputation, once the gardener of the Emperor of Japan. When she accepts his offer to become his apprentice, she begins a journey into her past, inextricably linked with the secrets of her troubled country's history.
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13.16 USD
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Newly arrived from Ghana with his mother and older sister, eleven-year-old Harrison Opoku lives on the ninth floor of a block of flats on a London housing estate. The second best runner in the whole of Year 7, Harri races through his new life in his personalised trainers - the ...
Pigeon English
Newly arrived from Ghana with his mother and older sister, eleven-year-old Harrison Opoku lives on the ninth floor of a block of flats on a London housing estate. The second best runner in the whole of Year 7, Harri races through his new life in his personalised trainers - the Adidas stripes drawn on with marker pen - blissfully unaware of the very real threat all around him. With equal fascination for the local gang - the Dell Farm Crew - and the pigeon who visits his balcony, Harri absorbs the many strange elements of his new life in England: watching, listening, and learning the tricks of inner-city survival. But when a boy is knifed to death on the high street and a police appeal for witnesses draws only silence, Harri decides to start a murder investigation of his own. In doing so, he unwittingly endangers the fragile web his mother has spun around her family to try and keep them safe. A story of innocence and experience, hope and harsh reality, Pigeon English is a spellbinding portrayal of a boy balancing on the edge of manhood and of the forces around him that try to shape the way he falls.
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4.18 USD

Pigeon English

by Stephen Kelman
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The hill people and the Mexicans arrived on the same day. It was a Wednesday, early in September 1952. The Cardinals were five games behind the Dodgers with two weeks to go, and the season looked hopeless. The cotton, however, was waist high to my father, almost over my head, ...
A Painted House
The hill people and the Mexicans arrived on the same day. It was a Wednesday, early in September 1952. The Cardinals were five games behind the Dodgers with two weeks to go, and the season looked hopeless. The cotton, however, was waist high to my father, almost over my head, and he and my grandfather could be heard before supper whispering words that were seldom heard. It could be a good crop. Thus begins the new novel from John Grisham, a story inspired by his own childhood in rural Arkansas. The narrator is a seven year old farm boy named Luke Chandler, who lives in the cotton fields with his parents and grandparents in a little house that's never been painted. The Chandlers farm eighty acres that they rent, not own, and when the cotton is ready they hire a truckload of Mexicans and a family from the Ozarks to help harvest it. For six weeks they pick cotton, battling the heat, the rain, the fatigue, and sometimes, each other. As the weeks pass Luke sees and hears things no seven year old could possibly be prepared for, and finds himself keeping secrets that not only threaten the crop but will change the lives of the Chandlers forever. A Painted House is a moving story of one boy's journey from innocence to experience.
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11.16 USD

A Painted House

by John Grisham
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Katy, a red crawler tractor, can do a lot of things. In the summer she is a bulldozer, in the winter, she turns into a snowplough, waiting and waiting for her chance to be useful. Most of the winters, though, the snowfalls are mild and the town doesn't need Katy. ...
Katy and the Big Snow
Katy, a red crawler tractor, can do a lot of things. In the summer she is a bulldozer, in the winter, she turns into a snowplough, waiting and waiting for her chance to be useful. Most of the winters, though, the snowfalls are mild and the town doesn't need Katy. But when the big one finally hits the entire community is dependent on one little snowplough.
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11.14 USD

Katy and the Big Snow

by Virginia Lee Burton
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Who Are You, Stripy Horse? Is the first magical picture book about a soft toy and his friends by Jim Helmore and Karen Wall. In the tick-tock quiet, a shaft of moonlight tickles the nose of something sleeping. It's a stuffed, stripy horse. He twitches. Then an enormous dusty sneeze ...
Who are You, Stripy Horse?
Who Are You, Stripy Horse? Is the first magical picture book about a soft toy and his friends by Jim Helmore and Karen Wall. In the tick-tock quiet, a shaft of moonlight tickles the nose of something sleeping. It's a stuffed, stripy horse. He twitches. Then an enormous dusty sneeze echoes round the room. He's awake. So begins this charming story, all about a forgotten toy who can't remember his name. He is befriended by Muriel (a hummingbird who flutters off the pattern on a lamp), Hermann (a daft draught excluder), and Roly and Pitch (penguin-shaped salt and pepper shakers). Together they embark on an adventure to meet Ming, a wise and ancient Chinese vase cat, who is the only person in the shop who might be able to tell him who he is. Thrills, spills, and some seriously silly situations await him on his adventure. One of the most charming picture book characters you'll ever meet, Stripy Horse gets up to all sorts of adventures with his friends. These night-time adventures make Stripy Horse the perfect fit for bedtime stories and children with vivid imaginations. Fans of Winnie-the-Pooh's gentle, whimsical humour will love the innocent adventures of Stripy Horse.
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12.87 USD
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