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Sex Instructions for Farmers is a light-hearted guide to finding and keeping love for that stalwart of the Irish rural community - the bachelor farmer. This man, while a prince behind his plough, who can freely discuss international problems, wilts before the female form. First published in 1980, chapters include ...
Sex Instructions for Farmers
Sex Instructions for Farmers is a light-hearted guide to finding and keeping love for that stalwart of the Irish rural community - the bachelor farmer. This man, while a prince behind his plough, who can freely discuss international problems, wilts before the female form. First published in 1980, chapters include sage advice on how to `prepare the soil', how to sow the seeds of a fruitful relationship and how to reap the bounty from his labours. Filled with pearls of wisdom, such as `bottom pinching is unsporting' and `the practice of changing one's socks once a month will in future be regarded as insufficient', this humorous piece of nostalgia may still prove useful to some modern men!
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11.09 USD

Sex Instructions for Farmers

by Charles McSherry
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Architrenius, a satirical allegory in dactylic hexameters completed in 1184 by the Norman poet Johannes de Hauvilla, follows the journey of its eponymous protagonist, the arch-weeper, who stands in for an emerging class of educated professionals tempted by money and social standing. Architrenius's quest for moral instruction leads through vivid ...
Architrenius
Architrenius, a satirical allegory in dactylic hexameters completed in 1184 by the Norman poet Johannes de Hauvilla, follows the journey of its eponymous protagonist, the arch-weeper, who stands in for an emerging class of educated professionals tempted by money and social standing. Architrenius's quest for moral instruction leads through vivid tableaux of the vices of school, court, and church, from the House of Gluttony to the Palace of Ambition to the Mount of Presumption. Despite the allegorical nature of Architrenius, its focus is not primarily religious. Johannes de Hauvilla, who taught at an important cathedral school, probably Rouen, uses his stylistic virtuosity and the many resources of Latin poetry to condemn a secular world where wealth and preferment were all-consuming. His highly topical satire anticipates the comic visions of Jean de Meun, Boccaccio, and Chaucer. This edition of Architrenius brings together the most authoritative Latin text with a new English translation of an important medieval poem.
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47.69 USD

Architrenius

by Johannes De Hauvilla
Hardback
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Drawing on her own experience, Anne Bronte exposes the isolated world of a nineteenth-century governess in her debut novel, Agnes Grey. Part of the Macmillan Collector's Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket sized classics with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a ...
Agnes Grey
Drawing on her own experience, Anne Bronte exposes the isolated world of a nineteenth-century governess in her debut novel, Agnes Grey. Part of the Macmillan Collector's Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket sized classics with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. This edition is introduced by historian and biographer, Juliet Barker. Agnes Grey is the youngest daughter of a clergyman. When the family falls on hard times, she insists on finding work as a governess in order to help her family and prove to them that she's no longer a child. But her idealistic spirit is tested in her first position with the Bloomfield family and their unruly and spoilt children. Next she works for the even wealthier Murray family, whose scheming daughter Rosalie threatens to jeopardize the only bright spot in Agnes's life: the young curate Edward Weston.
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17.05 USD

Agnes Grey

by Anne Bronte
Hardback
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Published to coincide with the 125th anniversary of James Thurber's birth, this treasury combines, for the first time, Fables for Our Time and Further Fables for Our Time with Thurber's unpublished preface and ten previously uncollected or unpublished stories. James Thurber has been called one of the world's greatest humorists ...
Collected Fables
Published to coincide with the 125th anniversary of James Thurber's birth, this treasury combines, for the first time, Fables for Our Time and Further Fables for Our Time with Thurber's unpublished preface and ten previously uncollected or unpublished stories. James Thurber has been called one of the world's greatest humorists by Alistair Cooke (Atlantic), one of our great American institutions (Stanley Walker), a magnificent satirist (Boston Transcript)--and few works reveal Thurber's genius as powerfully as his fables. Perennially entertaining and astutely satirical, Thurber pinpricks the idiosyncrasies of life with verbal frivolity, hilarious insights, political shrewdness, and, of course, quirky, quotable morals. Now, readers can savor 85 fables by the twentieth century's preeminent humorist collected for the first time in a single anthology: Fables for Our Time, Further Fables for Our Time, Thurber's unpublished preface, and ten previously uncollected fables--illustrated by ten contemporary artists including Seymour Chwast, Mark Ulriksen, Laurie Rosenwald, and R. O. Blechman--Collected Fables is a must-have for readers of all ages.
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16.790000 USD

Collected Fables

by James Thurber
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Edith Wharton's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Age of Innocence, is both a poignant story of frustrated love and an extraordinarily vivid, delightfully satirical record of a vanished world. Part of the Macmillan Collector's Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket sized classics with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers. These ...
The Age of Innocence
Edith Wharton's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Age of Innocence, is both a poignant story of frustrated love and an extraordinarily vivid, delightfully satirical record of a vanished world. Part of the Macmillan Collector's Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket sized classics with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. This edition features an introduction by award-winning novelist, Rachel Cusk. As the scion of one of New York's leading families, Newland Archer has been born into a life of sumptuous privilege and strict duty. But the arrival of the Countess Olenska, a free spirit who breathes clouds of European sophistication, makes him question the path on which his upbringing has set him. As his fascination with her grows, he discovers just how hard it is to escape the bonds of the society that has shaped him.
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17.05 USD

The Age of Innocence

by Edith Wharton
Hardback
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'A glorious time-slip caper... Just wonderful' Daily Mail 'Delightfully nostalgic escapism set in a gorgeously conjured Paris of 1954' Sunday Mirror When Hubert Larnaudie invites some fellow residents of his Parisian apartment building to drink an exceptional bottle of 1954 Beaujolais, he has no idea of its special properties. The ...
Vintage 1954
'A glorious time-slip caper... Just wonderful' Daily Mail 'Delightfully nostalgic escapism set in a gorgeously conjured Paris of 1954' Sunday Mirror When Hubert Larnaudie invites some fellow residents of his Parisian apartment building to drink an exceptional bottle of 1954 Beaujolais, he has no idea of its special properties. The following morning, Hubert finds himself waking up in 1950s Paris, as do antique restorer Magalie, mixologist Julien, and Airbnb tenant Bob from Milwaukee, who's on his first trip to Europe. After their initial shock, the city of Edith Piaf and An American in Paris begins to work its charm on them. The four delight in getting to know the French capital during this iconic period, whilst also playing with the possibilities that time travel allows. But, ultimately, they need to work out how to get back to 2017, and time is of the essence...
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15.34 USD

Vintage 1954

by Antoine Laurain
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On the surface, the Stockholm archipelago in summer seems a serene and beautiful place. But as naive young British diplomat, Matt Simmonds, discovers, some alarming surprises can lurk just below that surface. At a time of increasing tension in the Baltic, Matt's curiosity leads him into a complex web of ...
Mayhem in the Archipelago
On the surface, the Stockholm archipelago in summer seems a serene and beautiful place. But as naive young British diplomat, Matt Simmonds, discovers, some alarming surprises can lurk just below that surface. At a time of increasing tension in the Baltic, Matt's curiosity leads him into a complex web of conspiracies. He soon finds himself being played by conspirators in Moscow, Washington, Stockholm and even little Latvia. Matt tries to find out the truth behind reports of a mysterious and undetectable Russian submarine in the waters just outside Stockholm. If the reports are true, the revelations could spark conflict across the Baltic region. But as Matt discovers, there might be more than one undeclared submarine in those waters, and it seems that their various owners have very different agendas. Not only does Matt have to find the truth about the submarine threats, he also has other challenges. He has to help his Ambassador save the British Embassy from threat of closure, compete with the devious French for an arms contract, and deal with increasingly strange demands from London. But most importantly for Matt, he wants to win the spirited Annika, while fending off the advances of the voluptuous Marcella. Who says diplomatic life is boring?
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13.640000 USD

Mayhem in the Archipelago

by Nick Griffiths
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`One of China's greatest living novelists' Guardian Blending fact with fiction, China Dream is an unflinching satire of totalitarianism. After decades of loyal service, Ma Daode, a corrupt and lecherous party official, has been appointed director of the China Dream Bureau, charged with promoting President Xi Jinping's China Dream of ...
China Dream
`One of China's greatest living novelists' Guardian Blending fact with fiction, China Dream is an unflinching satire of totalitarianism. After decades of loyal service, Ma Daode, a corrupt and lecherous party official, has been appointed director of the China Dream Bureau, charged with promoting President Xi Jinping's China Dream of national rejuvenation. But just as he is about to present his plan for a microchip that will be implanted into the brain of every citizen to replace all painful recollections with a collective dream of national supremacy, his sanity begins to unravel. Plagued by flashbacks of the Cultural Revolution, his nightmare visions from the past threaten to destroy his dream of a glorious future. This darkly comic fable is a dystopian vision of repression and state-enforced amnesia set not in the future, but in China today. `Excoriating...Not for nothing has Ma been called both the Orwell and Solzhenitsyn of Chinese literature' A Financial Times Book of the Year `Red Guards meet Kurt Vonnegot, sort of: powerful!' Margaret Atwood, via Twitter
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14.18 USD

China Dream

by Ma Jian
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Among contemporary Russian writers, Yuz Aleshkovsky stands out for his vivid imagination, his mixing of realism and fantasy, and his virtuosic use of the rich tradition of Russian obscene language. These two novels, written in the 1970s, display Aleshkovsky's linguistic gifts and keen observations of Soviet life. Nikolai Nikolaevich begins ...
Nikolai Nikolaevich and Camouflage: Two Novels
Among contemporary Russian writers, Yuz Aleshkovsky stands out for his vivid imagination, his mixing of realism and fantasy, and his virtuosic use of the rich tradition of Russian obscene language. These two novels, written in the 1970s, display Aleshkovsky's linguistic gifts and keen observations of Soviet life. Nikolai Nikolaevich begins when its titular hero, a pickpocket by trade, is released from prison after World War II and finds a job in a Moscow biological laboratory. Starting out as a kind of janitor, he is soon recruited to provide sperm for strange experiments intended to create life in the Andromeda galaxy. The hero finds himself at the center of the 1948 purge of biological science in the Soviet Union, in a transgressive tale that joins science fiction (and science fact) with gulag slang and a love story. The protagonist and narrator of Camouflage is an alcoholic who claims that he and his gang of friends are just one part of a vast camouflaging operation organized by the Party to hide the Soviet Union's underground military-industrial complex from the CIA's spy satellites. As they pass their time on the streets and share their alcohol-inspired fantasies, they see the stark reality of the Cold War in Russia in the late seventies. Nikolai Nikolaevich and Camouflage introduces English-speaking readers to a master of the comic first-person narrative.
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16.750000 USD

Nikolai Nikolaevich and Camouflage: Two Novels

by Yuz Aleshkovsky
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`Do you have to stare like that?' I asked. `Think about the actors in porn. They've got no problem showing themselves off.' `Think about when I broke your nose,'I replied.Ellinor is thirty-six. She wears soft black sweatpants and a Michelin Man jacket. She fights. Smart and unsentimental, she tries her ...
The Polyglot Lovers
`Do you have to stare like that?' I asked. `Think about the actors in porn. They've got no problem showing themselves off.' `Think about when I broke your nose,'I replied.Ellinor is thirty-six. She wears soft black sweatpants and a Michelin Man jacket. She fights. Smart and unsentimental, she tries her hand at online dating, only to be stranded by a snowstorm in Stockholm, far from her village in the south of Sweden. Ellinor finds herself at the heart of an intrigue involving an ex-wife who happens to be a blind medium, an overweight literary critic with a Houellebecq obsession, and a manuscript: a very important manuscript. Cut to Max Lamas, its author, who dreams of a polyglot lover, a woman who will understand him, in every tongue. His search takes him to Italy, where he befriends a marchesa on the brink of ruin, and where her granddaughter, Lucrezia, brings this tale to its final, shocking conclusion. The Polyglot Lovers, winner of the 2016 August Prize, Sweden's most prestigious literary prize, is a masterclass in comic plot and timing, as well as a delight for readers, thanks to Wolff's trademark deadpan wit.
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17.06 USD

The Polyglot Lovers

by Lina Wolff
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HarperCollins is proud to present its range of best-loved, essential classics. `It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.' Elizabeth Bennet, full of vivacity and wit, lives a quiet country existence with her four sisters. ...
Pride and Prejudice (Collins Classics)
HarperCollins is proud to present its range of best-loved, essential classics. `It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.' Elizabeth Bennet, full of vivacity and wit, lives a quiet country existence with her four sisters. To the delight of their mother, determined to find her daughters suitable matches, the eligible Mr Darcy and Mr Bingley arrive in the neighbourhood, bringing with them dancing, wealth - and opportunity. At first repulsed by Darcy's haughty air, Elizabeth vows to have nothing to do with him. It is only as she makes her own errors of judgement that the pair begin to understand each other, and come to realise that first impressions are not always as they seem. Jane Austen's best-loved tale of marriage and society in Georgian England continues to delight modern readers with its social comedy, well-drawn characters and subtle nuances.
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8.390000 USD

Pride and Prejudice (Collins Classics)

by Jane Austen
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Dark, daring, and laugh-out-loud hilarious, Riots I Have Known is one of the smartest--and best--novels of the year. --NPR Chapman establishes himself as a master of wit, satire, and heart. --Apple Books [A] gritty, bracing debut. --Esquire Dazzling...Supremely mischievous and sublimely written. --Publishers Weekly (starred review) An unnamed Sri Lankan ...
Riots I Have Known
Dark, daring, and laugh-out-loud hilarious, Riots I Have Known is one of the smartest--and best--novels of the year. --NPR Chapman establishes himself as a master of wit, satire, and heart. --Apple Books [A] gritty, bracing debut. --Esquire Dazzling...Supremely mischievous and sublimely written. --Publishers Weekly (starred review) An unnamed Sri Lankan inmate has barricaded himself inside a prison computer lab in Dutchess County, New York. A riot rages outside, incited by a poem published in The Holding Pen, the house literary journal. This, our narrator's final Editor's Letter, is his confession. An official accounting of events, as they happened. As he awaits imminent and violent interruption, he takes us on a roller coaster ride of plot and language, determined to share his life story, and maybe answer a few questions. How did he end up here? Should he have remained a quiet Park Avenue doorman? Or continued his rise in the black markets of postwar Sri Lanka? What will become of The Holding Pen, a masterpiece of post-penal literature favored by Brooklynites everywhere? And why does everyone think the riots are his fault? Can't they see he's really a good guy, doing it for the right reasons? Smart, wry, and laugh-out-loud funny, Ryan Chapman's Riots I Have Known is an utter gem--an approachable send-up that packs a punch. Alexandra Kleeman, author of You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine, says, Ryan Chapman has written a rocket-powered ode to literary creation and mass incarceration. Weaving satire and seriousness into a singularly rambunctious monologue, Riots I Have Known is a breath of fresh air.
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25.200000 USD

Riots I Have Known

by Ryan Chapman
Hardback
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In Reed King's wildly imaginative and possibly prescient debut, the United States has dissolved in the wake of environmental disasters and the catastrophic policies of its final president. It is 2085, and Truckee Wallace, a factory worker in Crunchtown 407 (formerly Little Rock, Arkansas, before the secessions), has no grand ...
Fka USA: A Novel
In Reed King's wildly imaginative and possibly prescient debut, the United States has dissolved in the wake of environmental disasters and the catastrophic policies of its final president. It is 2085, and Truckee Wallace, a factory worker in Crunchtown 407 (formerly Little Rock, Arkansas, before the secessions), has no grand ambitions besides maybe, possibly, losing his virginity someday. But when Truckee is thrust unexpectedly into the spotlight he is tapped by the President for a sensitive political mission: to deliver a talking goat across the continent. The fate of the world depends upon it. The problem is - Truckee's not sure it's worth it. Joined on the road by an android who wants to be human and a former convict lobotomised in Texas, Truckee will navigate an environmentally depleted and lawless continent with devastating - and hilarious - parallels to our own, dodging body pickers and Elvis-worshippers and logo girls, body subbers, and VR addicts. Elvis-willing, he may even lose his virginity. FKA USA is the epic novel we've all been waiting for about the American end of times, with its unavoidable sense of being on the wrong end of the roller coaster ride. It is a masterwork of ambition, humour, and satire with the power to make us cry, despair, and laugh out loud all at once. It is a tour de force unlike anything else you will read this year.
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29.390000 USD

Fka USA: A Novel

by Reed King
Hardback
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An incredibly interesting work. --Jane Smiley A straight up masterwork. --Sarah Silverman Blisteringly funny. --Corey Seymour A transcendent apocalyptic satire. --Michael Silverblatt Crackling with life. --Paul Theroux Great fun. --Salman Rushdie A provocative debut. --Kirkus Reviews From legendary actor and activist Sean Penn comes a scorching, charmingly weird (Booklist, starred ...
Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff: A Novel
An incredibly interesting work. --Jane Smiley A straight up masterwork. --Sarah Silverman Blisteringly funny. --Corey Seymour A transcendent apocalyptic satire. --Michael Silverblatt Crackling with life. --Paul Theroux Great fun. --Salman Rushdie A provocative debut. --Kirkus Reviews From legendary actor and activist Sean Penn comes a scorching, charmingly weird (Booklist, starred review) novel about Bob Honey--a modern American man, entrepreneur, and part-time assassin. Bob Honey has a hard time connecting with other people, especially since his divorce. He's tired of being marketed to every moment, sick of a world where even an orgasm isn't real until it is turned into a tweet. A paragon of old-fashioned American entrepreneurship, Bob sells septic tanks to Jehovah's Witnesses and arranges pyrotechnic displays for foreign dictators. He's also a contract killer for an off-the-books program run by a branch of United States intelligence that targets the elderly, the infirm, and others who drain society of its resources. When a nosy journalist starts asking questions, Bob can't decide if it's a chance to form some sort of new friendship or the beginning of the end for him. With treason on everyone's lips, terrorism in everyone's sights, and American political life sinking to ever-lower standards, Bob decides it's time to make a change--if he doesn't get killed by his mysterious controllers or exposed in the rapacious media first. A thunderbolt of startling images and painted with a broadly satirical, Vonnegut-ian brush (Kirkus Reviews), Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff is one of the year's most controversial and talked about literary works.
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16.800000 USD

Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff: A Novel

by Sean Penn
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Zero is the latest craze. Young, sexy and brilliant, he is a multi-hyphenated (singer-songwriter-rapper-producer) superstar for the digital generation. According to his publicist at least. He's also a narcissistic, insecure, hyperactive, coke-snorting, pill-popping, loud-mouthed maelstrom of contradictions skating over the thin ice of terminal self-loathing. He has touched down in ...
#Zero
Zero is the latest craze. Young, sexy and brilliant, he is a multi-hyphenated (singer-songwriter-rapper-producer) superstar for the digital generation. According to his publicist at least. He's also a narcissistic, insecure, hyperactive, coke-snorting, pill-popping, loud-mouthed maelstrom of contradictions skating over the thin ice of terminal self-loathing. He has touched down in New York with his sycophantic entourage for the launch of a new single/album/movie/tour. It is countdown to Year Zero. But the boy at the centre of the media feeding frenzy is cracking up. Inside the echo chamber of his own skull, he isn't sure he deserves all the attention, doesn't even know if he wants it anymore and is being driven half-mad by the mysterious absence of the love of his life. As the crucial hour approaches the young star cuts and runs, setting off on a wild trip across America pursued by paparazzi, fans, fortune hunters and his Mephistophelian manager, Beasley. He's about to find out that when you have the most famous face in the world, you can run... but you can't hide.
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15.34 USD

#Zero

by Neil McCormick
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Adjustment Day is an ingenious darkly comic work in which Chuck Palahniuk does what he does best: skewer the absurdities in our society. Geriatric politicians bring the nation to the brink of a third world war to control the burgeoning population of young males, while working-class men dream of burying ...
Adjustment Day: A Novel
Adjustment Day is an ingenious darkly comic work in which Chuck Palahniuk does what he does best: skewer the absurdities in our society. Geriatric politicians bring the nation to the brink of a third world war to control the burgeoning population of young males, while working-class men dream of burying the elites. Adjustment Day's arrival makes real the logical conclusion of every separatist fantasy, alternative fact, and conspiracy theory lurking in the American psyche.
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16.750000 USD

Adjustment Day: A Novel

by Chuck Palahniuk
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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! The absurdly outrageous, sarcastically satiric, and always entertaining New York Times bestselling author Christopher Moore returns in finest madcap form with this zany noir set on the mean streets of post-World War II San Francisco, and featuring a diverse cast of characters, including a hapless ...
Noir: A Novel
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! The absurdly outrageous, sarcastically satiric, and always entertaining New York Times bestselling author Christopher Moore returns in finest madcap form with this zany noir set on the mean streets of post-World War II San Francisco, and featuring a diverse cast of characters, including a hapless bartender; his Chinese sidekick; a doll with sharp angles and dangerous curves; a tight-lipped Air Force general; a wisecracking waif; Petey, a black mamba; and many more. San Francisco. Summer, 1947. A dame walks into a saloon . . . It's not every afternoon that an enigmatic, comely blonde named Stilton (like the cheese) walks into the scruffy gin joint where Sammy Two Toes Tiffin tends bar. It's love at first sight, but before Sammy can make his move, an Air Force general named Remy arrives with some urgent business. 'Cause when you need something done, Sammy is the guy to go to; he's got the connections on the street. Meanwhile, a suspicious flying object has been spotted up the Pacific coast in Washington State near Mount Rainier, followed by a mysterious plane crash in a distant patch of desert in New Mexico that goes by the name Roswell. But the real weirdness is happening on the streets of the City by the Bay. When one of Sammy's schemes goes south and the Cheese mysteriously vanishes, Sammy is forced to contend with his own dark secrets-and more than a few strange goings on-if he wants to find his girl. Think Raymond Chandler meets Damon Runyon with more than a dash of Bugs Bunny and the Looney Tunes All Stars. It's all very, very Noir. It's all very, very Christopher Moore.
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15.34 USD

Noir: A Novel

by Christopher Moore
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The story of an arrogant, willful man whose life changes in ways he never anticipated when he makes an impulsive decision to try out a motorcycle and crashes it on his trail ride. Lawrence Tyrone, a professor of law with a drinking problem, is still obsessed with his ex-wife. When ...
The Unexpected Journeys of Lawrence Tyrone: A Novel
The story of an arrogant, willful man whose life changes in ways he never anticipated when he makes an impulsive decision to try out a motorcycle and crashes it on his trail ride. Lawrence Tyrone, a professor of law with a drinking problem, is still obsessed with his ex-wife. When he finds out his brother is about to marry her, he wants to ruin the wedding but is given the wrong venue by his ex-wife's vindictive relative. As a result of getting totally smashed both before, during and after going to the wrong wedding, he shows up drunk and disorderly for his Monday morning class on tort law. Already on probation for past misbehaviors, he is dismissed from the law faculty and takes off to a country farm he bought on impulse years ago. Once there, he continues drinking until a pivotal incident makes him stop cold turkey. Tyrone may be an arrogant, entitled man, but he is not a fool. Too proud to ask for help, he summons up the willpower to dry himself out. Sober and restless, Tyrone sees a aHarley for Sale' ad on the bulletin board of his local supermarket and impulsively answers it. His past reckless behavior surfaces and he crashes the bike. Not wanting to be reminded of his foolishness, he stores it in his barn covered with an old tarpaulin. Until the day he capitulates and advertises for riding AND Spanish lessons, with the grandiose plan that he will ride down to Mexico, a new and different man living a different life. Juan Carlos and Henryk show up, ready to help him. After his first Spanish lesson, Tyrone lends his car to the Spanish teacher, Juan Carlos, who turns out to be a gambling addict. As his riding lessons progress with Henryk, Tyrone feels confident enough to ride on his own and meets up with a sleepless cop on a mission. The officer is obsessed with a court case where the defendant was a man accused of killing his own son. Although the court found the man to be innocent, the officer is convinced the man is guilty and is determined to prove it. When the officer dies of a heart attack, Tyrone is left to deal with the widow who has a hyperactive son, but Tyrone manages to extricate himself from further responsibility. What he wants above all, he insists, is to get his car back. Even though Henryk tells him it's a lost cause, Tyrone is adamant. His new mission is to drive to his brother's house, confront his ex-wife and reclaim his young son. In what he thinks of as athe great car chase,' he pressures Henryk, an Eastern European motorcycle enthusiast, to join him in tracking down Juan Carlos who has disappeared with the car. They are unsuccessful at the first casino they check out but Tyrone happens to catch a young teenage female trying to sneak into the casino with a fake I.D. while leaving her young child in her car. As it turns out, she is the daughter of a former law student of Tyrone's. Her life at home is not what she signed up for after she gave birth to her baby so she is rebelling. Henryk and Tyrone narrow down the search for Juan Carlos by meeting up with the gambler's sister who is blind. Henryk has been in love with her, but his hands are tied. He has a wife and two daughters back in Europe. Meanwhile, in trying to figure out how to track down Juan Carlos, Tyrone has a brilliant idea. His country neighbors have a dog kennel on their property. Although he has had a previous altercation with the farmer's wife, he screws up his courage to ask her to borrow a dog. Together with the obstinate and wily dog, named Sheba, Tyrone and Henryk find Juan Carlos beaten to a pulp in the woods near the casino they have tracked him to. Enter a young medical resident who Henryk has persuaded to tend to the gambler's wounds at a nearby motel. The entourage, including the resident, the gambler's blind sister, the dog, Henryk, the teenage girl and the dog kennel lady, eventually all show up in Tyrone's country place where the wounded man is taken to recover. At the farmhouse, forced to deal with each other, everything starts to change for this odd assortment of determined and willful characters, as if Tyrone were an invisible conductor directing the interactions. While he himself is pushed into solving the puzzle of why a man who was twice found innocent of killing his own son by the courts was thought to be guilty by the officer who gave sworn testimony against him. In so doing, Tyrone manages to finally start saving himself.
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18.850000 USD

The Unexpected Journeys of Lawrence Tyrone: A Novel

by A. K. Blackman
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____________________ NOW ON AMAZON PRIME - STARRING DAVID TENNANT, MICHAEL SHEEN, JON HAMM AND BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH 'Marvellously benign, ridiculously inventive and gloriously funny' Guardian ____________________ 'Armageddon only happens once, you know. They don't let you go around again until you get it right' According to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies ...
Good Omens
____________________ NOW ON AMAZON PRIME - STARRING DAVID TENNANT, MICHAEL SHEEN, JON HAMM AND BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH 'Marvellously benign, ridiculously inventive and gloriously funny' Guardian ____________________ 'Armageddon only happens once, you know. They don't let you go around again until you get it right' According to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch, Judgement Day is almost upon us and the world's going to end in a week . . . Now people have been predicting the end of the world almost from its very beginning, so it's only natural to be sceptical when a new date is set for Judgement Day. But what if, for once, the predictions are right, and the apocalypse really is due to arrive next Saturday, just after tea? You could spend the time left drowning your sorrows, giving away all your possessions in preparation for the rapture, or laughing it off as (hopefully) just another hoax. Or you could just try to do something about it. It's a predicament that Aziraphale, a somewhat fussy angel, and Crowley, a fast-living demon now finds themselves in. They've been living amongst Earth's mortals since The Beginning and, truth be told, have grown rather fond of the lifestyle and, in all honesty, are not actually looking forward to the coming Apocalypse. And then there's the small matter that someone appears to have misplaced the Antichrist . . .
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14.18 USD

Good Omens

by Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman
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Take this fun, entertaining read with a sweet romance to the beach! Can anything go wrong with a former child star's quest to set the record straight, her cross-country road trip with a handsome yet infuriatingly level-headed co-pilot, and an awkward confrontation with famous ex-friends? (HelloGiggles) Holly Danner has a ...
Fame Adjacent
Take this fun, entertaining read with a sweet romance to the beach! Can anything go wrong with a former child star's quest to set the record straight, her cross-country road trip with a handsome yet infuriatingly level-headed co-pilot, and an awkward confrontation with famous ex-friends? (HelloGiggles) Holly Danner has a complicated relationship with fame. It's not easy being the only cast member of a 1990s song-and-dance show who didn't become famous. When she was eleven, she used to do anything for a laugh (or at least a laugh-track) on Diego and the Lion's Den. If she talked about it--which she almost never does--Holly might explain how her childhood best friends came to dominate the worlds of pop music, film, and TV while she was relegated to a few near-misses and a nanny gig for her niece. She'd even be telling the truth about making peace with the whole thing years ago. But when she finds out there's a 25th anniversary for the show planned--a televised reunion, clip show, and panel--and she wasn't invited, it's time for an impromptu road trip to crash the event and set the record straight. Three problems: she's currently in Internet Rehab (perhaps she's not quite as well-adjusted as she believes...), she has no cash, and the only person who can get her across the country in time is Thom Parker, a handsome, infuriatingly level-headed patient who doesn't think she should confront her famous ex-friends. FAME ADJACENT is a contemporary, realistic, and humorous look at love, friendship, and fame, as seen through the eyes of a girl who lived it--from the sidelines.
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16.790000 USD

Fame Adjacent

by Sarah Skilton
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Meet Tony, an ordinary man on an ordinary flight. Well... Not quite. When his plane is hijacked, Tony swallows an archangel's eyelash. Now part-angel, he enters Angeland. Passing through Heaven and the realm of the White Mountain, he embarks on an incredible adventure. But Tony is never far from earthly ...
Angeland
Meet Tony, an ordinary man on an ordinary flight. Well... Not quite. When his plane is hijacked, Tony swallows an archangel's eyelash. Now part-angel, he enters Angeland. Passing through Heaven and the realm of the White Mountain, he embarks on an incredible adventure. But Tony is never far from earthly influences. To avoid disaster on an epic scale, seven archangels assemble at their Council. Together they try a variety of ideas to remove the eyelash, but will any prove a success?
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17.05 USD

Angeland

by David Sunderland
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Like a satirical version of Misery by Stephen KingA little funny, a little thriller-y, a little social commentary Max Mobley is a music journalist His previous book is called Rush FAQ and sold 4k copies He's written for Crawdaddy Magazine, Seattle Post Intelligencer, Cleveland.com, Santa Cruz Sentinel, Good Times Santa ...
Howard & Debbie
Like a satirical version of Misery by Stephen KingA little funny, a little thriller-y, a little social commentary Max Mobley is a music journalist His previous book is called Rush FAQ and sold 4k copies He's written for Crawdaddy Magazine, Seattle Post Intelligencer, Cleveland.com, Santa Cruz Sentinel, Good Times Santa Cruz, and has appeared on KBCZ Radio, WAAF Boston, etc.
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18.850000 USD

Howard & Debbie

by Max Mobley
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It is January 2017 and Bill has hit rock bottom. Yesterday, he was a successful science reporter at The Washington Post. Today, fired from his job, with exactly $1,219.37 in his bank account, he learns that his college room mate, a plastic surgeon known far and wide as the Butt ...
The ChaTeau: A Novel
It is January 2017 and Bill has hit rock bottom. Yesterday, he was a successful science reporter at The Washington Post. Today, fired from his job, with exactly $1,219.37 in his bank account, he learns that his college room mate, a plastic surgeon known far and wide as the Butt God of Miami Beach, has fallen to his death under salacious circumstances. With nothing to lose, Bill heads for Florida, ready to begin his own investigation - a last ditch attempt to revive his career. There's just one catch: Bill's father, Melsor. Melsor Yakovlevich Katzenelenbogen (so-named in tribute to Marx, Engels, Lenin, Stalin and the October Revolution) - poet, literary scholar, political dissident, small-time-crook - is angling for control of the condo board at the Chateau Sedan Neuve, a crumbling high-rise populated mostly by Russian Jewish immigrants. The current board is filled with fraudsters, and Melsor will use any means necessary to win the election. And who better to help him - through legal and illegal means - than his estranged son? Featuring a colourful cast of characters, The Chateau injects the crime novel genre with surprising idiosyncrasy, subverting it with dark comic farce in a setting that becomes a microcosm of Trump's America.
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19.950000 USD

The ChaTeau: A Novel

by Paul Goldberg
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Chad McKenna wants to live a quiet life of playing games and watching YouTube. But when a private video of himself `enjoying some alone time' goes viral, he is suddenly thrust into the media spotlight. Chad quickly becomes a reluctant internet celebrity. As the video begins to spread across the ...
Viral
Chad McKenna wants to live a quiet life of playing games and watching YouTube. But when a private video of himself `enjoying some alone time' goes viral, he is suddenly thrust into the media spotlight. Chad quickly becomes a reluctant internet celebrity. As the video begins to spread across the internet, it becomes clear that this isn't your ordinary meme. It's a virus, and one that will do anything to survive - including murder. If there's anything worse than a video of yourself masturbating going viral, it's a rogue robotic army of soldiers that all look like a naked version of yourself, who are willing to go to war with the entire world. And Chad is the only one with the power to stop it.
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18.75 USD

Viral

by Mike Jeavons
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The Diary of a Nobody is a comic masterpiece that has been hugely influential since its first publication in 1892. Part of the Macmillan Collector's Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket sized classics with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat ...
The Diary of a Nobody
The Diary of a Nobody is a comic masterpiece that has been hugely influential since its first publication in 1892. Part of the Macmillan Collector's Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket sized classics with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. This edition features Weedon Grossmith's original illustrations and an afterword by novelist Paul Bailey. Proud to be ensconced with his wife Carrie at `The Laurels' in the desirable London suburb of Holloway, bank clerk Charles Pooter decides to keep a diary. From the frequent visits from his dear friends Mr Cummings and Mr Gowing to the ups and downs of his feckless son Lupin, the self-regarding Mr Pooter considers, mistakenly, that all aspects of his life are worthy of note. The result is a hilarious spoof and a perfectly pitched satire on late Victorian society.
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17.05 USD

The Diary of a Nobody

by Weedon Grossmith, George Grossmith
Hardback
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From the creator of The Honest Toddler comes the instant bestseller that's a must-read for moms everywhere There are good moms and bad moms--and then there are hot-mess moms. Introducing Ashley Keller, career girl turned stay-at-home mom who's trying to navigate the world of Pinterest-perfect, Facebook-fantastic and Instagram-impressive mommies but ...
Confessions Of A Domestic Failure (Mills & Boon Nocturne Bites)
From the creator of The Honest Toddler comes the instant bestseller that's a must-read for moms everywhere There are good moms and bad moms--and then there are hot-mess moms. Introducing Ashley Keller, career girl turned stay-at-home mom who's trying to navigate the world of Pinterest-perfect, Facebook-fantastic and Instagram-impressive mommies but failing miserably. When Ashley gets the opportunity to participate in the Motherhood Better boot camp run by the mommy-blog-empire maven she idolizes, she jumps at the chance to become the perfect mom she's always wanted to be. But will she fly high or flop? With her razor-sharp wit and knack for finding the funny in everything, Bunmi Laditan creates a character as flawed and lovable as Bridget Jones or Becky Bloomwood while hilariously lambasting the societal pressures placed upon every new mother. At its heart, Ashley's story reminds moms that there's no way to be perfect, but many ways to be great.
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8.390000 USD

Confessions Of A Domestic Failure (Mills & Boon Nocturne Bites)

by Bunmi Laditan
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HarperCollins is proud to present its incredible range of best-loved, essential classics. Written in 1876, this is a novel about a young boy growing up along the Mississippi River.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Collins Classics)
HarperCollins is proud to present its incredible range of best-loved, essential classics. Written in 1876, this is a novel about a young boy growing up along the Mississippi River.
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8.390000 USD

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Collins Classics)

by Mark, Twain
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'All animals are equal - but some are more equal than others' When the downtrodden animals of Manor Farm overthrow their master Mr Jones and take over the farm themselves, they imagine it is the beginning of a life of freedom and equality. But gradually a cunning, ruthless elite among ...
Animal Farm
'All animals are equal - but some are more equal than others' When the downtrodden animals of Manor Farm overthrow their master Mr Jones and take over the farm themselves, they imagine it is the beginning of a life of freedom and equality. But gradually a cunning, ruthless elite among them, masterminded by the pigs Napoleon and Snowball, starts to take control. Soon the other animals discover that they are not all as equal as they thought, and find themselves hopelessly ensnared as one form of tyranny is replaced with another. 'It is the history of a revolution that went wrong - and of the excellent excuses that were forthcoming at every step for the perversion of the original doctrine,' wrote Orwell for the first edition of Animal Farm in 1945. Orwell wrote the novel at the end of 1943, but it almost remained unpublished; its savage attack on Stalin, at that time Britain's ally, led to the book being refused by publisher after publisher. Orwell's simple, tragic fable has since become a world-famous classic. This Penguin Modern classics edition includes an introduction by Malcolm Bradbury.
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15.49 USD

Animal Farm

by George Orwell
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A sharp and outrageous satire about the deadly dark side of discrimination Alex has a problem. Categorized as one of the disabled, dole-scrounging underclass, she is finding it hard to make ends meet. When in her part-time placement at the local newspaper she stumbles onto a troubling link between the ...
Cull
A sharp and outrageous satire about the deadly dark side of discrimination Alex has a problem. Categorized as one of the disabled, dole-scrounging underclass, she is finding it hard to make ends meet. When in her part-time placement at the local newspaper she stumbles onto a troubling link between the disappearance of several homeless people, the government's new Care and Protect Act, and the Grassybanks Residential Home for the disabled, elderly and vulnerable, she knows she has to investigate further... but at what cost to herself and her guide dog Chris?
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15.34 USD

Cull

by Tanvir Bush
Paperback / softback
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