Giles The Collection 2017

Author: Carl Giles

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0600631192

Category: Humor

Page: N.A

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Fans of Giles will be thrilled to receive the latest annual treat from the archives of the celebrated cartoonist, whose work won him huge popular admiration and accolades including being voted the best cartoonist of the 20th century. In this collection, Giles takes a tongue-in-cheek look at the views and antics of Grandma, with 150 cartoons taken from the Express and the Sunday Express archives. Brilliantly witty and full of irreverent fun, this compilation is the ideal addition to your Giles collection.

Giles The Collection 2018

Author: N.A

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0600631702

Category: Humor

Page: N.A

View: 9220

A perfect gift guaranteed to make dads and granddads chuckle on Christmas morning, this official Giles book, with a foreword by Bill Turnbull, is a great addition to the classic Giles collection. Iconic, irreverent, and a perennial best-seller, Giles is back with a brand-new collection of cartoons examining the quirks and idiosyncrasies of British holidays, from Christmas to Easter, through New Year, Hallowe'en and many more. With evergreen messages that are as relevant today as they were when they were first published, this is an often perceptive and always hilarious look at the British attitude to festivities. With 150 cartoons taken from the Express archives, this is bound to be a festive nostalgia trip for any Giles fan.

Giles The Collection 2019

Author: N.A

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0600635880

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 160

View: 3794

Fans of Giles will be thrilled to receive the latest annual treat from the archives of the celebrated cartoonist, whose work won him huge admiration and accolades including being voted the best cartoonist of the 20th century. The 2019 collection takes a wry look at how Giles observed the most seismic and superficial events of his time. From January to December throughout the years, the common threads of life then and now are scrupulously interrogated under his pen. Treating perennial occupations such as Christmas parties, royal weddings and petrol prices with the same rigour as space travel, nuclear anxieties and perpetual debates about the EU, Giles investigates the weighty and the whimsical in equal measure. Brilliantly witty and full of irreverent fun, this compilation is the ideal addition to your Giles collection.

Eisiges Herz


Author: Giles Blunt

Publisher: Droemer eBook

ISBN: 3426555395

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 9158

Als seine Frau Catherine mit einem Abschiedsbrief in der Hand tot aufgefunden wird, bricht für Detective John Cardinal die Welt zusammen. Für seine Kollegen von der Polizei in Algonquin Bay ist der Fall klar: Selbstmord. Doch Cardinal kann es einfach nicht glauben und beginnt auf eigene Faust zu ermitteln. Schon bald gelangt er auf die Spur des Psychiaters Dr. Bell, den auch Catherine in ihren depressiven Phasen aufgesucht hatte. Ihm fällt auf, dass ungewöhnlich viele Patienten sterben, während sie bei dem Arzt in Behandlung sind. Alles nur Zufall? Eisiges Herz von Giles Blunt: Spannung pur im eBook!

The Charles Dickens Collection Volume One

Oliver Twist, Great Expectations, and Bleak House

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504048261

Category: Fiction

Page: 2537

View: 2366

Three of Dickens’s most compelling orphan protagonists—Oliver Twist, Pip, and Esther Summerson—in three of his greatest novels. Perhaps no writer in the English language is more closely associated with orphaned characters than Charles Dickens. The trials and dangers for children without parental protection play a significant part in nearly all his work, as both a source of highly entertaining melodrama and pointed social criticism. Oliver Twist: Having endured deplorable conditions in an orphans’ workhouse, Oliver Twist eventually escapes to London, where he falls in with the Artful Dodger, one of a gang of young pickpockets led by the criminal Fagin. Dickens’s heartrending descriptions of institutional abuses as well as the brutal reality of life on London’s streets for homeless children argued strongly for social reform. Great Expectations: Dickens’s penultimate novel centers on the orphan Pip and his anonymous benefactor, whom he assumes is the wealthy and eccentric recluse Miss Havisham, and whose adopted daughter, the beautiful but emotionally distant Estella, he falls hopelessly in love with. John Irving called it “the most wonderful and most perfectly worked-out plot for a novel in the English language.” Bleak House: Dickens’s masterful satire of the English judicial system features his only female narrator, Esther Summerson, who is raised as an orphan. Esther’s true identity forms much of the mystery and drama of a complex novel involving an endless legal case—“the family curse”—and all the lives it affects. As an entertainer and a moralist, Dickens utilized his vulnerable young protagonists to great effect, creating some of the most unforgettable characters in the history of literature. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

The Charles Dickens Collection Volume One: Oliver Twist, Great Expectations, and Bleak House

Author: Charles Dickens,Eireann Press

Publisher: JA

ISBN: 2377939597

Category: Fiction

Page: 150

View: 2099

This book, newly updated, contains now several HTML tables of contents that will make reading a real pleasure! The first table of contents (at the very beginning of the ebook) lists the titles of all novels included in this volume. By clicking on one of those titles you will be redirected to the beginning of that work, where you'll find a new TOC that lists all the chapters and sub-chapters of that specific work. This book contains the complete novels of Charles Dickens in the chronological order of their original publication. - The Pickwick Papers - Oliver Twist - Nicholas Nickleby - The Old Curiosity Shop . - Barnaby Rudge - Martin Chuzzlewit - Dombey and Son - David Copperfield - Bleak House - Hard Times - Little Dorrit - A Tale of Two Cities - Great Expectations - Our Mutual Friend - The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Ich soll nicht töten


Author: Barry Lyga

Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3641095050

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 9493

Stell dir vor, der berüchtigtste Serienkiller der Welt wäre dein Vater ... Heimlich beobachtet der 17-jährige Jasper »Jazz« Dent ein Ermittlerteam am Schauplatz eines brutalen Mordes. Dem jungen Mann wird sofort klar, dass er in großen Schwierigkeiten steckt. Denn der Killer hat seinem Opfer mehrere Finger abgeschnitten und als Souvenir mitgenommen. Und genau das war das Markenzeichen von Jazz’ Vater. Doch der berüchtigte Serienmörder befindet sich seit Jahren in einem Hochsicherheitsgefängnis. Jazz weiß, dass nun alle ihn für den Täter halten müssen – bis er den wahren Schuldigen zur Strecke bringt.

World War Hulk

Author: Greg Pak

Publisher: Marvel Entertainment

ISBN: 3736726678

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: N.A

View: 8992

Der Tag der Abrechnung ist da: Der Hulk zieht in die Schlacht. St„rker und wtender als je zuvor. Sein Ziel: alle Helden der Erde, die ihn verraten, ins All verbannt und sein Glck zerst”rt haben. Und wehe jedem, der es wagt, sich der Rache des Monsters in den Weg zu stellen.



Author: Giles Kristian

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 364116382X

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 6865

Norwegen, A. D. 785: Der Krieger Sigurd Haraldarson hat blutige Rache geschworen, doch König Gorm, der einst seinen Vater verriet, lebt immer noch. Und solange ein Atemhauch in ihm ist, so lange ist der Blutdurst Sigurds nicht befriedigt. Aber Sigurd und seine Mannen brauchen mehr Waffen und mehr Silber, um ihre Aufgabe vollbringen zu können. Die Waffenbrüder machen sich auf nach Schweden, um Schlachtenruhm und Söldner für ihre Sache zu gewinnen. Im Angesicht Walhallas geraten sie in ein Inferno aus Eis und Blut ...

Catalogue of a Collection of Engraved Portraits, the Largest Ever Submitted to the Public

Comprising Nearly Twenty Thousand Portraits of Persons Connected with the History and Literature of this Country, from the Earliest Period to the Present Time : with an Enumeration of the Circumstances Connecting the Most Eminent Persons with the Various Counties of Great Britain, Preferments of the Clergy, &c. : Alphabetically Arranged with the Names of the Painter and Engraver, and the Size of Each Plate : Now on Sale ...

Author: Edward Evans

Publisher: N.A


Category: Portrait prints, British

Page: N.A

View: 9626


Bruder Cadfael und der Hochzeitsmord

Author: Ellis Peters


ISBN: 3732569306

Category: Fiction

Page: 296

View: 2569

Die Kult-Krimi-Serie endlich als eBook! In der Abtei von Shrewsbury soll die Hochzeit des mächtigen Edelmanns Huon de Domville mit der jungen Iveta de Massard gefeiert werden. Bruder Cadfael erkennt jedoch schnell, dass diese Verbindung rein politische Gründe hat und das Mädchen eigentlich einen anderen liebt - ausgerechnet einen Knappen ihres zukünftigen Gatten. Als de Domville ermordet wird, scheint der Täter schnell ausgemacht ... Bruder Cadfael aber ist von der Unschuld des Knappen überzeugt. Doch wird es ihm auch gelingen, das zu beweisen? Der Krimi ist in einer früheren Auflage bereits unter dem Titel "Der Hochzeitsmord" erschienen. Über die Reihe: Morde und Mysterien im finstersten Mittelalter des 12. Jahrhunderts liefern den perfekten Hintergrund für die spannenden Abenteuer des Bruders Cadfael, eines ehemaligen Kreuzritters, der sich als Mönch in die Abtei St. Peter & Paul nahe Shrewsbury zurückgezogen hat. Doch ein ruhiges Leben als Kräutergärtner und Heilkundiger ist ihm nicht vergönnt: Immer wieder muss er seine detektivischen Fähigkeiten einsetzen, um Verbrechen in der Gemeinde aufzuklären. eBooks von beTHRILLED - mörderisch gute Unterhaltung!

Die Wahrheit von Masken

Der Kritiker als Künstler. Die Wahrheit von Masken. Das Portrait des Mr. W.H. - Drei Dialoge

Author: Oscar Wilde

Publisher: Männerschwarm Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 9783863001346


Page: 190

View: 4195


Sterblich sein

Was am Ende wirklich zählt. Über Würde, Autonomie und eine angemessene medizinische Versorgung

Author: Atul Gawande

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104035849

Category: Self-Help

Page: 336

View: 4405

Ein Buch über das Sterben, das das Leben lehrt Die Medizin scheint über Krankheit und Tod zu triumphieren, doch sterben wir so trostlos wie nie zuvor. Der Bestsellerautor und renommierte Arzt Atul Gawande schreibt in seinem beeindruckenden Buch über das, was am Ende unseres Lebens wirklich zählt. Ungewöhnlich offen spricht er darüber, was es bedeutet, alt zu werden, wie man mit Gebrechen und Krankheiten umgehen kann und was wir an unserem System ändern müssen, um unser Leben würdevoll zu Ende zu bringen. Ein mutiges und weises Buch eines großartigen Autors, voller Geschichten und eigener Erfahrungen, das uns hilft, die Geschichte unseres Lebens gut zu Ende zu erzählen. »Dieses Buch ist nicht nur weise und sehr bewegend, sondern gerade in unserer Zeit unbedingt notwendig und sehr aufschlussreich.« Oliver Sacks »Die medizinische Betreuung ist mehr auf Heilung ausgelegt als auf das Sterben. Dies ist Atuls Gawandes stärkstes und bewegendstes Buch.« Malcolm Gladwell

A Collection of Scriptural and Miscellaneous Poems (Classic Reprint)

Author: Daphne Smith Giles

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780265660096

Category: Music

Page: 170

View: 7429

Excerpt from A Collection of Scriptural and Miscellaneous Poems Thus with the year Seasons return but not to me returns Day, or the sweet approach of even or morn, Or sight of vernal bloom, or summer's rose, Or flocks, or herds, or human face divine, But cloud instead, and everduring duh Surrounds me, from the cheerful Ways of men Cut Oil, and for the book of Knowledge fair Presented with a universal blank Of naturee' works. To me expunged and rated, And wisdom at one entrance quite shut out. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Mr. Benson

Author: John Preston

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783867875097


Page: 189

View: 2036


Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio

The classic collection of eerie and fantastic Chinese stories of the supernatural

Author: Pu Songling

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462900739

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 448

View: 6524

Long considered a masterpiece of the eerie and fantastic, Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio is a collection of supernatural-themed tales compiled from ancient Chinese folk stories by Songling Pu in the eighteenth century. These tales of ghosts, magic, vampirism, and other things bizarre and fantastic are an excellent Chinese companion to Lafcadio Hearn's well-known collections of Japanese ghost stories Kwaidan and In Ghostly Japan. Already a true classic of Chinese literature and of supernatural tales in general, this new edition of the Herbert A. Giles translation converts the work to Pinyin for the first time and includes a new foreword by Victoria Cass that properly introduces the book to both readers of Chinese literature and of hair-raising tales best read with the lights turned low on a quiet night. Some of the stories found in these pages include: The Tiger of Zhaocheng The Magic Sword Miss Lianziang, the Fox-Girl The Quarrelsome Brothers The Princess Lily A Rip Van Winkle The Resuscitated Corpse Taoist Miracles A Chinese Solomon

Giles's War

Author: Tim Benson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473543924

Category: Humor

Page: 224

View: 6455

Few contemporaries captured Britain’s indomitable wartime spirit as well or as wittily as the cartoonist Carl Giles. Now, for the first time, the very best of the cartoons he produced between 1939 and 1945 are brought together, including many that have not seen the light of day in over 75 years. As a young cartoonist at Reynold’s News and then the Daily Express, Giles's work provided a crucial morale boost – and much-needed laughs – to a population suffering daily privations and danger, and Giles's War shows why. Here are his often hilarious takes on the great events of the war – from the Fall of France, via D-Day, to the final Allied victory – but also his wryly amusing depictions of ordinary people in extraordinary times, living in bombed-out streets, dealing with food shortages, coping with blackouts, railing against bureaucracy and everyday annoyances. It's a brilliantly funny chronicle of our nation’s finest hour, as well as a fitting tribute to one of our greatest cartoonists.

A Catalog of the Wade Collection of Chinese and Manchu Books in the Library of the University of Cambridge

Author: Cambridge University Library,Thomas Francis Wade

Publisher: Franklin Classics

ISBN: 9780343350642


Page: 182

View: 7679

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

An Introduction to the History of Chinese Pictorial Art

Author: Herbert A. Giles

Publisher: Trieste Publishing

ISBN: 9780649615261

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 2833

Trieste Publishing has a massive catalogue of classic book titles. Our aim is to provide readers with the highest quality reproductions of fiction and non-fiction literature that has stood the test of time. The many thousands of books in our collection have been sourced from libraries and private collections around the world.The titles that Trieste Publishing has chosen to be part of the collection have been scanned to simulate the original. Our readers see the books the same way that their first readers did decades or a hundred or more years ago. Books from that period are often spoiled by imperfections that did not exist in the original. Imperfections could be in the form of blurred text, photographs, or missing pages. It is highly unlikely that this would occur with one of our books. Our extensive quality control ensures that the readers of Trieste Publishing's books will be delighted with their purchase. Our staff has thoroughly reviewed every page of all the books in the collection, repairing, or if necessary, rejecting titles that are not of the highest quality. This process ensures that the reader of one of Trieste Publishing's titles receives a volume that faithfully reproduces the original, and to the maximum degree possible, gives them the experience of owning the original work.We pride ourselves on not only creating a pathway to an extensive reservoir of books of the finest quality, but also providing value to every one of our readers. Generally, Trieste books are purchased singly - on demand, however they may also be purchased in bulk. Readers interested in bulk purchases are invited to contact us directly to enquire about our tailored bulk rates.