The Complete Series
Author: Anthea Lawson
Publisher: Fiddlehead Press
View: 5902From USA Today bestselling author Anthea Lawson, the complete Victorian-set historical romance series. Over 1,000 pages packed with adventure, travel, and plenty of romantic spice. Special introductory price – grab your copy today! Includes Fortune's Flower (RITA-nominated for Best First Book), A Lady's Choice, The Worth of Rubies, To Heal a Heart, and A Lord's Chance. KEYWORDS: Spicy Victorian Romance, 19th century adventure, exotic locale, Botanical Expedition, Crete, Greece, Tunisia, Enemies to Lovers, Road Romance, Travel abroad, Mediterranean, Sherry Thomas, Courtney Milan, Connie Brockway, Bestselling, Christi Caldwell, Eva Devon
Author: Mitchell Symons
Publisher: Random House
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
View: 5780DID YOU KNOW . . . Square watermelons are sold in Japan? There is a River Piddle in Dorset? Americans use enough toilet paper daily to wrap around the world nine times? Mitchell Symons goes global - join him on his fun fact-finding world tour!
Author: Tony Parsons
View: 9335Ein Schicksal, schlimmer als der Tod London, an einem frostigen Wintermorgen. BEi einem Einsatz erwartet Detective Max Wolfe ein schrecklicher Anblick: In einem Kuhllaster liegen zwolf erfrorene Frauen. OFfenbar hatten sie noch versucht, sich aus ihrem eisigen Gefangnis zu befreien - vergeblich. ALles deutet darauf hin, dass sie von Schleusern illegal ins Land geschafft wurden. DOch warum mussten sie sterben? Als man im Fuhrerhaus des Lasters nicht zwolf, sondern dreizehn Passe entdeckt, schopft Max Hoffnung: Wo ist die dreizehnte Frau? Lebt sie vielleicht noch? Auf der Suche nach ihr tauchen Max und seine Kollegen tief in die dunkle, gefahrliche Welt des Menschenhandels ein - und nicht jeder von ihnen wird lebend zuruckkehren ... Ein neuer Fall fur Max Wolfe aus der Feder von SPIEGEL-Bestsellerautor Tony Parsons
Author: Robin Hyde
Publisher: Auckland University Press
View: 9563Passport to Hell is the story of James Douglas Stark—Starkie—and his war. Journalist and novelist Robin Hyde came across Starkie while reporting in Mt Eden Gaol in the 1930s and immediately knew she had to write his 'queer true terrible story'. The result was greeted by John A. Lee, war veteran, author and politician, as 'the most important New Zealand war book yet published'. Born in Southland and finding himself in early trouble with the law, the young Starkie tricked his way into a draft in 1914 by means of a subterfuge involving whisky and tea. In his subsequent chequered career in Egypt, Gallipoli, Armentières, the Somme, Ypres, he showed himself 'a soldier and not a soldier', with a 'contempt of danger and discipline alike'. Hyde took the raw horrors, respites and reversals of Starkie's experiences and composed a work of literature much greater than a mere documentary of war. She portrays a man carousing in the brothels of Cairo and the estaminets of Flanders; looting a dead man's money-belt and filching beer from the Tommies; attempting to shoot a sergeant through a lavatory door in a haze of absinthe, yet carrying his wounded captain back across No Man's Land; a man recommended for the V.C. and honoured for his bravery - but also subject to nine court martials. It is a portrait of a singular individual - 'something of a visionary', in Hyde's words - who has also been described as the quintessential New Zealand soldier. And against the contradictory elements of Starkie's character, Hyde shows a war machine that preaches 'Thalt shall do no murder' one moment and sends men over the top the following day to kill. Robin Hyde was one of New Zealand's true literary trailblazers, and in this book she redefined the parameters of novel and memoir. In its psychological acuity and emotional depth, Passport to Hell is one of the finest war books we have. Published to mark the centenary of this quintessential New Zealand war story, this newly reset edition includes Hyde's final authorized text from 1937 and an introduction and notes by D. I. B. Smith.
Author: Amanda Owen
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Category: Biography & Autobiography
View: 4063'Amanda Owen is like a breath of fresh air. Amanda's life is one of old-fashioned values, hard graft and plenty of love. She, like her life, is extraordinary.' - Ben Fogle From bestselling author Amanda Owen come more tales of life at Ravenseat, the remote Yorkshire hill farm she shares with husband Clive, eight children and 1,000 sheep. In A Year in the Life of the Yorkshire Shepherdess she describes the age-old cycles of a farming year and the constant challenges the family faces, from being cut off in winter to tending their flock on some of Yorkshire's highest, bleakest moors - land so inaccessible that in places it can only be reached on foot. Writing with her trademark warmth and humour, Amanda takes us into her life as nine-year-old Miles gets his first flock, Reuben takes up the flugelhorn and she gives birth to a new baby girl. She is touched by the epic two-day journey of a mother sheep determined to find her lamb and gives a new home to an ageing and neglected horse. Meanwhile Clive is almost arrested on a midnight stakeout to catch a sheep-worrying dog and becomes the object of affection for a randy young bull. Funny, poignant and charming, A Year in the Life of the Yorkshire Shepherdess is a must for anyone interested in the countryside and those who farm it.
Vom Autor des Weltbestsellers »Reif für die Insel«
Author: Bill Bryson
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
View: 5637Abwarten, Tee trinken, weiterreisen! Vor über dreißig Jahren beschloss der Amerikaner Bill Bryson, England zu seiner Wahlheimat zu machen und für einige Jahre dort zu leben. Damals brach er auf zu einer großen Erkundungsreise quer über die britische Insel. Inzwischen ist er ein alter Hase, was die Eigentümlichkeiten der Engländer betrifft, aber dennoch entdeckt er immer wieder Neues, was ihn fasziniert und amüsiert. Kein Wunder also, dass es ihn reizt, diese Insel erneut ausgiebig zu bereisen. Von Bognor Regis bis Cape Wrath, vom englischen Teehaus bis zum schottischen Pub, von der kleinsten Absteige bis zum noblen Hotel, Bryson lässt nichts aus und beantwortet zahlreiche Fragen. Wie heißt der Big Ben eigentlich wirklich? Wer war Mr. Everest? Warum verstehen sich Amerikaner und Engländer nur bedingt? Bill Bryson will noch einmal wissen, was dieses Land so liebenswert macht, und begibt sich auf den Weg – schließlich ist er wieder reif für die Insel!
Author: Mike Gerrard
View: 3272The Yorkshire Dales in the north of England is a land of rolling hills and valleys, waterfalls and rivers. It is a landscape entirely hospitable to walkers and artists, and those who love their food and drink and the company of friendly people.
Author: Daniel Silva
View: 6816Novels five through eight of the Gabriel Allon series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Daniel Silva. Prince of Fire Gabriel Allon is back in Venice, when a terrible explosion in Rome leads to a disturbing personal revelation: the existence of a dossier in terrorist hands that strips away his secrets and lays bare his history… The Messenger Gabriel Allon is about to face the greatest challenge of his life. An al-Qaeda suspect is killed in London, and photographs are found on his computer—photographs that lead Israeli intelligence to suspect that al-Qaeda is planning an attack aimed straight at the heart of the Vatican. The Secret Servant A terrorist plot in London leads Israeli spy Gabriel Allon on a desperate search for a kidnapped woman, in a race against time that will compromise Allon’s own conscience—and life... Moscow Rules The death of a journalist leads Israeli spy Gabriel Allon to Russia, where he finds that, in terms of spycraft, even he has something to learn if he wants to prevent a former KGB colonel from delivering Russia's most sophisticated weapons to al-Qaeda. Praise for the #1 New York Times bestselling author Daniel Silva and the Gabriel Allon series “Those in the know are calling him the new John Le Carré. Those who are reading him can't put him down."—Chicago Sun-Times "The enigmatic Gabriel Allon remains one of the most intriguing heroes of any thriller series."—The Philadelphia Inquirer "A writer who brings new life to the international thriller."—Newsday "Allon is Israel’s Jack Bauer…Thrill factor:*****."—USA Today "Nobody handles this kind of intrigue as well Silva. He gives Gabriel and the rest of his team the kind of depth seen only in spy novels by Robert Ludlum and Tom Clancy."—Richmond Times Dispatch "A terrific thriller…one of the best-drawn fictional assassins since The Day of the Jackal."—The San Francisco Examiner “Silva builds tension with breathtaking double and triple turns of plot.”—People
A Complete Guide to the Many Faces & Cultures of London
Author: Ian McAuley
Publisher: Ntc Publishing Group
View: 9017Ethnic London is your passport to the exotic locations and foreign cultures of a place Disraeli once called 'a nation, not a city.' This handy guidebook helps you discover a different London--the exotic restaurants, unique shops, and fascination neighborhoods of London's many cultures.