Walker: London 2012

Author: James London

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 1781661650

Category: Fiction

Page: 271

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Leading the UK track and field team to gold medal winning glory at the Athens Olympics in 2004 and again at Beijing in 2008 was enough for British Athletics to turn again to Walker and persuade him - the UK's greatest ever track and field athlete - out of retirement to save the nation from ignominy and disgrace after the greatest ever disaster in the build-up to any modern Olympics; a disaster that could destroy a nation. Forsaking his scientific research into the subject of longevity at the University of Buenos Aires in Argentina, and with the help of his mentor and Olympics athletics coach Cassius, Walker returns to the venue for the 30th Olympiad in London in time to compete against the greatest Decathletes in the world. His return to athletics awakens and inspires the nation. Is their support enough? This is the story of Walker's single-handed attempt to restore Britain's pride in itself and its reputation as a great sporting nation.
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Handbook of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games

Volume Two: Celebrating the Games

Author: Vassil Girginov

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113645635X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 316

View: 2180

The Handbook of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games is the first authoritative and comprehensive account of the world’s greatest sporting and cultural event. It tells the complete story of the 2012 Games from inception, through the successful bidding process and the planning and preparation phase, to delivery, the post-Games period and legacy. Written by a world-class team of international Olympic scholars, the book offers critical analysis of the social, cultural, political, historical, economic and sporting context of the Games. From the political, commercial and structural complexities of organising an event on such a scale, to the sporting action that holds the attention of the world, this book illuminates the key aspects of the 2012 Games, helping us to better understand the vital role that sport and culture play in contemporary global society. The book is divided into two volumes: Volume Two - Celebrating the Games, examines the period of competition and immediately afterwards, covering key topics such as: London welcomes the world - hospitality and the look of the games Experiencing the games -spectators, tourists, volunteers, shoppers, viewers Media and communications Running the games Creating Olympic celebrities Protesting the games Commerce, retail and consumption Documenting London 2012 in films and books The legacy of the 2012 Games for London, the UK and the Olympic Movement Richly illustrated with the personal accounts of key stakeholders, from sports administrators and politicians to athletes and spectators, and including essential data and evocative visual material, this book is essential reading for anybody with a personal or professional interest in the Olympic and Paralympic Games, global culture or the development of sport.
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Predator's Gold (Mortal Engines #2)

Author: Philip Reeve

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545394449

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 336

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The second book in the exciting Predator Cities series! With the great Traction City of London completely destroyed, Tom Natsworthy and Hester Shaw travel across the world, trading with other airships and adventuring on the exciting and exotic routes of the Bird Roads. When their little scrapyard aircraft, the Jenny Haniver, is pursued by rocket-firing gunships, the ice city of Anchorage offers them sanctuary. But as Tom and Hester soon discover, it is no safe refuge. Devastated by plague in recent years and haunted by ghosts and madness, Anchorage is headed for the Dead Continent of North America. It's a perilous course, one that will take them directly into a firestorm of danger and conflict.
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Two versions of the same song

Tales from Aintree Court - Book 2

Author: N.A

Publisher: Primedia E-launch LLC

ISBN: 1622094719

Category:

Page: N.A

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What happens when a girl finds herself attracted to a guy who already has a girlfriend, and said guy finds himself distracted from his (almost) perfect relationship and turns his attention to her? The inevitable – they cross the line, right? Serena and Paul meet through Paul’s cousins, Kai and Kristina Hansen, but barely speak until one night at his New Year’s Eve house party when they run into each other in the corridor. Following the events that occur that night, Serena and Paul find it difficult to ignore the growing attraction they feel for each other. The problem is Paul already has a girlfriend, his first love, Eloise. Serena and Paul do their best to avoid each other until Kris brings them together to perform a song at her brother Kai’s 18th birthday party. Serena learns that the course of teenage love doesn’t always run smooth, while Paul discovers that his first love will not necessarily be his last. Two versions of the same song is a contemporary young adult romance about attraction, distraction, temptation and the inevitable.
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A Tapestry of Murders (Canterbury Tales Mysteries, Book 2)

Terror and intrigue in medieval England

Author: Paul Doherty

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0755370406

Category: Fiction

Page: 188

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Even death cannot stop her... Paul Doherty relates the Man of Law's tale in A Tapestry of Murders - a tale of mystery and murder as he goes on pilgrimage from London to Canterbury. Perfect for fans of Ellis Peters and Susanna Gregory. Chaucer's pilgrims, quarrelling amongst themselves, are now in open countryside enjoying the fresh spring weather as they progress slowly towards Canterbury. A motley collection of travellers, they each have their dark secrets, hidden passions and complex lives. As they shelter in a tavern from a sudden April shower they choose the Man of Law to narrate the next tale of fear and sinister dealings. In August 1358, the Dowager Queen Isabella, mother of King Edward III, the 'She Wolf of France', who betrayed and destroyed her husband because of her adulterous infatuation for Roger Mortimer, lies dying of the pestilence in the sombre fortress of Castle Rising, where her 'loving' son has kept her incarcerated. According to the Man of Law, Isabella dies and her body is taken along the Mile End Road and laid to rest in Greyfriars next to the mangled remains of her lover, who has paid dearly for his presumption in loving a queen. Nevertheless, as in life so in death Isabella causes intrigue, violence and murder. Nicholas Chirke, an honest young lawyer, is brought in to investigate the strange events following her death - and quickly finds himself at his wits' end trying to resolve the mysteries before a great scandal unfolds. What readers are saying about Canterbury Tales Mysteries: 'Doherty does it again. Another gripping yarn in the Canterbury series. Each in the series has its own twists' 'You can almost feel yourself there' 'Spellbinding'
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Marblestone Mansion, Book 2

Scandalous Duchess Series

Author: Marti Talbott

Publisher: MT Creations Corporation

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 163

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Jilted by a man who professed to love her and then married another, McKenna MacGreagor fled to Colorado’s Marblestone Mansion hoping to heal her broken heart. Six months later, she still couldn’t stop thinking about him. Once a prominent duchess in London high society, Alexandra Sinclair, a.k.a. Olivia MacGreagor, found herself in a London house of detention. She was charged with bigamy and theft, and faced five years in a dreadful prison. Could the solicitor her new love hired get the charges dropped, and if so, was she headed back to Colorado? ~ Loved by young adults and baby-boomers alike, this 30 book historical family saga follows a Scottish highlander clan from the Viking era, through the middle ages, into the 20th century. From the first love story to the last, we hope you too will enjoy these tales of courageous men, strong women, fierce clan wars, fun characters, and perilous struggles to survive.
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My Story

Author: Tom Daley

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 1405909501

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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Enter the enthralling world of Tom Daley in My Story - medallist in the 2012 London Olympic Games. Tom had the whole country behind him when he won bronze at the Olympics this year. A double Commonwealth gold medal winner, he is one of the sport's most exciting athletes. But there is also a heartbreaking and inspiring story of a young man coping with the death of his father whilst under the glare of the world's media spotlight. In this, Tom's first official memoir, he offers unprecedented access to the pressures, challenges and fascinating experiences of a world-class Olympian. From his day-to-day schedule, to his hobbies and family life, to sharing his hopes and dreams in the build up to the London Olympics, this book offers a unique chance to get close to Tom. The face of the Olympics, and host of ITV show splash, Tom is loved by the nation. My Story features exclusive photography of Tom Daley, both personal and newly commissioned, in the ultimate book for the 2012 Olympics. Tom Daley starting diving at the age of seven. He was the youngest competitor in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, and won two gold medals at the 2010 Commonwealth Games. In 2012, he was a bronze medallist at the Olympics in London.
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The Book of Dave

Author: Will Self

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141902507

Category: Fiction

Page: 50

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The Book of Dave is Booker-shortlisted author Will Self's dazzling sixth novel What if a demented London cabbie called Dave Rudman wrote a book to his estranged son to give him some fatherly advice? What if that book was buried in Hampstead and hundreds of years later, when rising sea levels have put London underwater, spawned a religion? What if one man decided to question life according to Dave? And what if Dave had indeed made a mistake? Shuttling between the recent past and a far-off future where England is terribly altered, The Book of Dave is a strange and troubling mirror held up to our times: disturbing, satirizing and vilifying who and what we think we are. At once a meditation upon the nature of received religion, a love story, a caustic satire of contemporary urban life and a historical detective story set in the far future - this compulsive novel will be enjoyed by readers everywhere, including fans of Martin Amis and Anthony Burgess's A Clockwork Orange. 'Vivid, visceral and breathtakingly ambitious, this is Self's best yet' GQ 'Mindboggling ... darkly hilarious ... A fascinating book' Evening Standard Will Self is the author of nine novels including Cock and Bull; My Idea of Fun; Great Apes; How the Dead Live; Dorian, an Imitation; The Book of Dave; The Butt; Walking to Hollywood and Umbrella, which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. He has written five collections of shorter fiction and three novellas: The Quantity Theory of Insanity; Grey Area; License to Hug; The Sweet Smell of Psychosis; Design Faults in the Volvo 760 Turbo; Tough, Tough Toys for Tough, Tough Boys; Dr. Mukti and Other Tales of Woe and Liver: A Fictional Organ with a Surface Anatomy of Four Lobes. Self has also compiled a number of nonfiction works, including The Undivided Self: Selected Stories; Junk Mail; Perfidious Man; Sore Sites; Feeding Frenzy; Psychogeography; Psycho Too and The Unbearable Lightness of Being a Prawn Cracker.
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The Two Week Wait

Author: Sarah Rayner

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447209915

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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‘A topical subject treated with insight and care that makes for a wholly absorbing story . . . will prompt a tear or two’ Easy Living What if the thing you most longed for was resting on a two week wait? After a health scare, Brighton-based Lou learns that her time to have a baby is running out. She can’t imagine a future without children, but her partner doesn’t seem to feel the same way. Meanwhile, up in Yorkshire, Cath is longing to start a family with her husband, Rich. No one would be happier to have a child than Rich, but Cath is infertile. Could these two women help each other out? ‘An addictive page turner . . . digs deep into the importance of love and friendship’ Manchester Evening News ‘Explores an emotive subject with great sensitivity’ Sunday Express ‘Beautifully written and heartbreakingly honest’ Novelicious
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Devil's Bargain (The Regency Rags to Riches Series, Book 2)

Author: Jade Lee

Publisher: ePublishing Works!

ISBN: 1614173451

Category: Fiction

Page: 350

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Lynette is a penniless relation, thanks to the sudden death of her father. Refusing to burden her extended family, Lynette resigns to the inevitable: selling herself into marriage. But to whom? Viscount Marlock—a carnal, unrepentant, dark-devil of a man—has offered to arrange a profitable match. But for a price. The Viscount will teach her all she must know about ensnaring a man—using touch and tongue—opening her to the pleasures of the flesh. In turn, she must obey without question, trusting his whispered promises. But who will be caught, and who will be saved? REVIEWS: "A luscious bonbon of a read—the education of an innocent, hot sensual, romantic, and fun!" ~USA Today bestselling author Thea Devine REGENCY RAGS TO RICHES, in series order No Place for a Lady Devil's Bargain Almost an Angel The Dragon Earl
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The London Underground Quiz Book

Author: Chris Cowlin

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 190875205X

Category: Games

Page: 19

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Brief Description: Are you a regular commuter on the London Underground? Do you use the tube to get around for business or pleasure? Or maybe you have travelled on the underground during a visit to the UK capital? If so, just how much can you remember about the world’s oldest underground system? Which tube station is the busiest, with 77 million passengers each year? If you were travelling on the Piccadilly Line, which tube station would you get off at if you were visiting Arsenal Football Club? In which year during the 1940s did the central line extend from Liverpool Street to Stratford? The answers to these and many more brain-teasing questions are all in this quiz book. Find out how well you know your way around the tube or challenge your colleagues, family and friends to discover who is the most knowledgeable about London Underground. Full of fascinating facts The London Underground Quiz Book is both fun and informative and an excellent way to help pass away the hours you spend travelling.
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The Rising (Department 19, Book 2)

Author: Will Hill

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007354495

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 704

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The pulse-pounding sequel to DEPARTMENT 19 – “The best action horror story I have ever read” according to Bookzoneforboys...
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Take The Gap - A South African handbook for two years in London

Author: Nicole Canning

Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa

ISBN: 0143027190

Category: Travel

Page: 104

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As an unemployed, poverty-stricken South African in London, Nicole began to pen her thoughts on her two-year experience into her diary. These rambles were to become a weekly column in the South African, the expat newspaper in London, after a chance meeting with the editor, Greg. Greg's job exposed him to lots of useful information such as how to get a fake visa and where to buy blackmarket boerewors. It seemed a shame to confine these insights to history's slosh bucket, so once back home, the two met up again. It was common sense to combine their experiences, put them all on paper and merge their knowledge into Take the Gap - a use-it or lose-it book packed full of advice for those adventurous souls who are considering a stint in London. Or, for those who have been and seen and want to reminisce, a first-class ticket back to the Big Smoke that you grew to love (like a pounding headache after a night down at the pub). This book is not a guide; guides are boring and go out of date. Anxious parents should not read this book!
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Utopia Book 2 : Astrobots

Astrobots

Author: Keith McNair's

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465382534

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Holding On (The Chadwick Family Chronicles, Book 2)

The poignant tale of a charming close-knit family

Author: Marcia Willett

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0755386418

Category: Fiction

Page: 371

View: 736

The Keep must remain in the family... Holding On is the stunning second novel in Marcia Willett's Chadwick Family chronicles set in Devonshire. The perfect read for fans of Katie Fforde and Fern Britton. Over the years, the magnificent Keep in Devon has provided a bolt hole for the Chadwick family. Now the five young cousins who grew up there have left home and their grandmother Freddy wonders anxiously whether she will live to see the arrival of the next generation. No matter what happens to them, she knows that The Keep must remain within the family, ready and waiting for their return. What readers are saying about Holding On: 'The author is a genius at portraying characters and I felt I knew them personally very early on' 'The story of the Chadwick family is so compelling and I just couldn't put it down' 'Marcia Willett writes in such a way that you want to be part of this family'
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The Horus Killings (Amerotke Mysteries, Book 2)

A captivating murder mystery from Ancient Egypt

Author: Paul Doherty

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0755350251

Category: Fiction

Page: 203

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A sign from the gods... or the work of a deadly enemy? The Horus Killings is the second in the stirring and enthralling series set in Paul Doherty's Ancient Egypt, featuring Judge Amerotke. Perfect for fans of Lauren Haney and Wilbur Smith. 'The period detail is fascinating, but not tediously overdone. Doherty catches atmosphere as well... And Judge Amerotke is an engaging, distinctive sleuth' - Glasgow Herald At the divine temple of Horus, a crowd gathers to celebrate the triumphant return of Hatusu, the widow of Pharaoh Tuthmosis II, after her successful battle against the Mitanni. Hatusu's achievements confound her opponents who refuse to believe that a woman is capable of ruling Egypt, but she cannot silence the court gossips who whisper that Hatusu's stepson is the true heir to the throne. Hatusu is determined that Egypt will accept her as the first Pharaoh-Queen, but she needs to win the favour of the gods. When a spate of savage killings takes place in the Temple of Horus, the priests interpret this as a sign of celestial disapproval of Hatusu. Only one man, Amerotke, a respected judge, can be trusted to find the truth among the intrigue surrounding the deaths. What readers are saying about The Horus Killings: 'The plot is engrossing, and the murderer, unlike many murder mysteries, is not obvious, making their revelation at the end of the book a satisfying conclusion to a very entertaining story' 'This was a compelling book, and I found that I just couldn't put it down' 'Paul Doherty at his very best!'
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The Song of the Gladiator (Ancient Rome Mysteries, Book 2)

A dramatic novel of turbulent times in Ancient Rome

Author: Paul Doherty

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0755350227

Category: Fiction

Page: 235

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Mass murder is committed in one of the Emperor's own villas - can Claudia hunt down the perpetrator? The Song of the Gladiator is the second dramatic historical novel from Paul Doherty, set in the turbulence of Roman society, to feature imperial secret agent Claudia. Perfect for fans of Lindsey Davis and Steven Saylor. 313AD, and tempers are rising in Rome. The Emperor Constantine and his mother Helena are trying to make sense of the new Christian religion which is spreading through the Empire - but the Christians can't agree among themselves. Scholars are locked in a bitter struggle over whether Christ really was the son of God, and Constantine invites delegates from both sides to debate before him at his villa. Now strange things start to happen. Envoys from both sides are found murdered in a most macabre way. The villa is secretly attacked, and the Holy Sword is stolen. Helena calls on the help of her secret agent Claudia - that shrewd, unobtrusive detective - to untangle the dangerous web of intrigue. As she sets to work, the spy is also facing a crisis in her own life... What readers are saying about Paul Doherty: 'Paul Doherty's books are a joy to read' 'The sounds and smells of the period seem to waft from the pages of [Paul Doherty's] books' 'A great read - I recommend to anyone who loves a good mystery'
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Bedtime for Monsters

Author: Ed Vere

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 071819652X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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What if a monster were looking for a bedtime snack? And what if that snack just happened to be you? GULP! He's getting closer and closer . . . and his tummy is rumbling REALLY loudly. But all this monster actually wants is a lovely monster-sized goodnight kiss. Night, night!
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