Introducing the second book of the newly designed Narnia classics. Perfect for those seeking a contemporary take on The Chronicles of Narnia.
The most loved of all the Chronicles, this wonderful tale can be enjoyed again and again. Lucy steps into the Professor\'s wardrobe but steps out again into a snowy forest.
She\'s stumbled upon the magical world of Narnia, land of unicorns, centaurs, fauns! and the wicked White Witch, who terrorises all. Lucy soon realises that Narnia, and in particular Aslan, the great Lion, needs her help if the country\'s creatures are ever going to be free aga .
This is the third novel in Jeffrey Archer\'s compelling saga, the Clifton Chronicles. 1945.
The vote in the House of Lords as to who should inherit the Barrington family fortune has ended in a tie. The Lord Chancellor\'s deciding vote will.
This Was a Man opens with a shot being fired, but who pulled the trigger, and who lives and who dies? In Whitehall, Giles Barrington discovers the truth about his wife Karin from the Cabinet Secretary. Is she a spy or a pawn in a larger game? Harry Clifton sets out to write his magnum opus, while his wife Emma completes her ten years as Chairman of the Bristol Royal Infirmary, and receives an unexpected call from Margaret Thatcher offering her a job.
Sebastian Clifton becomes chairman of Farthings Kaufman bank, but only after Hakim Bishara has to resign for personal reasons. Sebastian and Samantha s talented daughter, Jessica, is expelled from the Slade School of Fine Art, but her aunt Grace comes to her rescue.
Meanwhile, Lady Virginia is about to flee the country to avoid her creditors when the Duchess of Hertford dies, and she sees another opportunity to clear her debts and finally trump the Cliftons and Barringtons. In a devastating twist, tragedy engulfs the Clifton family when one of them receives a shocking diagnosis that will throw all their lives into turmoil.
This Was a Man is the captivating final installment of the Clifton Chronicles, a series of seven novels that has topped the bestseller lists around the world, and enhanced Jeffrey Archer s reputation as a master storyteller.
Cometh the Hour opens with the reading of a suicide note, which has devastating consequences for Harry and Emma Clifton, Giles Barrington and Lady Virginia. Giles must decide if he should withdraw from politics and try to rescue Karin, the woman he loves, from behind the Iron Curtain.
But is Karin truly in love with him, or is she a spy? Lady Virginia is facing bankruptcy, and can see no way out of her financial problems, until she is introduced to the hapless Cyrus T. Grant III from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, who\'s in England to see his horse run at Royal Ascot.
Sebastian Clifton is now the Chief Executive of Farthings Bank and a workaholic, whose personal life is thrown into disarray when he falls for Priya, a beautiful Indian girl. But her parents have already chosen the man she is going to marry.
Meanwhile, Sebastian\'s rivals Adrian Sloane and Desmond Mellor are still plotting to bring him and his chairman Hakim Bishara down, so they can take over Farthings. Harry Clifton remains determined to get Anatoly Babakov released from a gulag in Siberia, following the international success of his acclaimed book, Uncle Joe.
But then something unexpected happens that none of them could have anticipated. Cometh the Hour is the penultimate book in the Clifton Chronicles and, like the five previous novels - all of which went to number one on the Sunday Times bestseller list - showcases Jeffrey Archer\'s extraordinary storytelling with his trademark twists.
A collection of three of Ray Bradbury’s finest science fiction novels: FAHRENHEIT 451, THE MARTIAN CHRONICLES and THE ILLUSTRATED MAN.Contains:FAHRENHEIT 451The hauntingly prophetic classic novel set in a not-too-distant future where books are burned by a special task force of firemen.THE MARTIAN CHRONICLESThe strange and wonderful tale of man’s experiences on Mars, filled with intense images and astonishing visions.THE ILLUSTRATED MANA classic collection of stories – all told on the skin of a man.
The complete Rain Wild Chronicles by international bestselling author Robin Hobb. This bundle includes DRAGON KEEPER, DRAGON HAVEN, CITY OF DRAGONS and BLOOD OF DRAGONS.
‘In today’s crowded fantasy market Robin Hobb’s books are like diamonds in a sea of zircons’ George R.R.
MartinReturn to the world of the Liveship Traders and journey along the Rain Wild River, from the author of the internationally acclaimed Farseer Trilogy.Guided by the great blue dragon Tintaglia, they came from the sea: a Tangle of serpents fighting their way up the Rain Wilds River, the first to make the perilous journey in generations.
But the creatures which emerge from the cocoons are a travesty of the powerful, shining dragons of old. Stunted and deformed, they cannot fly.
Soon they become a danger and a burden to the Rain Wilders: something must be done. The dragons claim an ancestral memory of a fabled Elderling city far upriver: perhaps there they will find their true home.
But Kelsingra appears on no maps and they cannot get there on their own: a band of dragon keepers, hunters and chroniclers must attend them.To be a dragon keeper is a dangerous job: their charges are vicious and unpredictable, and there are many unknown perils on the journey to a city which may not even exist …This bundle includes DRAGON KEEPER, DRAGON HAVEN, CITY OF DRAGONS and BLOOD OF DRAGONS.
Первые тревожные нотки слышатся уже в самом начале повествования, хотя ничего ещё не предвещает страшной трагедии, которой суждено произойти в недалёком будущем. Девочка, ставшая калекой, утратившая надежду на свет; мать, потерявшаяся в самой себе; мужчина, который любил однажды и не думал, что когда-нибудь вспомнит это чувство.
Все персонажи раскрываются перед нами как на ладони, и объединяет их едва выживший в катастрофе конь, которого собираются умертвить, но мать идёт на отчаянный риск ради своей дочери. В адаптации сохранены стилистические, пунктуационные и другие авторские особенности.
Текст сокращён и адаптирован. Уровень B2.
Действие романа происходит в крупном отеле Нового Орлеана. Здесь все: от горничной до обитателей президентского люкса - полны амбиций и надежд.
Здесь каждый день разыгрываются человеческие драмы и завязываются романтические отношения. Здесь кипят страсти и нарушаются законы.
Чьим-то отчаянным надеждам суждено сбыться, а чьи-то тщательно продуманные планы рушатся в считаные секунды. В финале происходит страшная трагедия, унесшая жизни постояльцев и сотрудников отеля.
Но вследствие этой катастрофы наступает перелом в жизни и отношениях остальных героев романа.
Роман Мемуары гейши был написан американским писателем и специалистом в области японской истории, искусства и культуры. Действие происходит в Японии в период с 20-х до 50-х годов ХХ века.
В центре повествования - драматичная и трогательная история о судьбе дочери бедного рыбака. Несмотря на многочисленные жизненные испытания, главной героине удалось осуществить свои самые заветные мечты и не только стать образованным человеком, заняв заметное место в японской культурной традиции гейш, - но и обрести настоящую любовь.
В книге представлен сокращённый и адаптированный текст уровня Intermediate.
В результате рокового стечения обстоятельств Энди Дюфресн приговорён к пожизненному заключению за убийства, которые он не совершал. Отбывая незаслуженное наказание в тюрьме Шоушенк, Энди использует свои знания в сфере финансов, чтобы завоевать доверие тюремной администрации, а благодаря своей честности и целеустремлённости он находит друзей среди заключённых.
На протяжении многих лет Энди безропотно выполняет любую тюремную работу и производит впечатление человека, смирившегося со своей участью. Однако это далеко не так.
В сборник вошли наиболее известные новеллы Стивена Кинга, большинство из которых были экранизированы. Текст сокращён и адаптирован.
Уровень Intermediate. Адаптация, сокращение и словарь А.
Роман американского писателя-фантаста Гарри Гаррисона Неукротимая планета открывает серию Мир смерти . Полный неадаптированный текст романа снабжен комментариями и словарем. Для студентов языковых вузов и всех любителей англоязычной фантастики.
Главный герой всех романов знаменитого английского писателя Дика Френсиса - человек не самой героической внешности, обычно находящийся в стесненных финансовых обстоятельствах, но всегда наделенный интеллектом, обостренным чувством справедливости, мужеством - и живучестью. Большинство произведений писателя посвящено скачкам, скорее, их теневой стороне. Жокеи, бывшие жокеи и владельцы лошадей борются за чистоту и красоту этого прекрасного вида спорта, защищают его от тех, кто хочет на нем наживаться и ради наживы готов на ужасные преступления. Предлагаем вниманию читателей неадаптированный текст романа, снабженный комментариями и словарем.
A Baby at the Beach Cafe is an engaging short story follow-up to Lucy Diamond\'s bestselling novel The Beach Cafe. Evie loves running her beach cafe in Cornwall but with a baby on the way, she\'s been told to put her feet up.
Let someone else take over? Not likely. Helen\'s come to Cornwall to escape the stress of city living.
She hopes a seaside life will be the answer to all her dreams. When she sees a job advertised at the cafe it sounds perfect.
But the two women clash and sparks fly. .
. and then events take a dramatic turn.
When it comes to death, is there ever a best case scenario? In this disarmingly witty book, Julian Barnes confronts our unending obsession with the end. He reflects on what it means to miss God, whether death can be good for our careers and why we eventually turn into our parents. Barnes is the perfect guide to the weirdness of the only thing that binds us all. Selected from the book Nothing to be Frightened Of by Julian Barnes.
The Company of the Ring is sundered. Frodo and Sam continue their journey alone down the great River Anduin - alone that is, save for a mysterions creeping figure that follows wherever they go. Вторая часть известного фэнтезийного романа на английском языке.
Y is for Yesterday is the twenty fifth in the Kinsey Millhone mystery series by Sue Grafton. The darkest and most disturbing case report from the files of Kinsey Millhone, Y is for Yesterday begins in 1979, when four teenage boys from an elite private school sexually assault a fourteen year old classmate - and film the attack.
Not long after, the tape goes missing and the suspected thief, a fellow classmate, is murdered. In the investigation that follows, one boy turns in evidence for the state and two of his peers are convicted.
But the ringleader escapes without a trace. Now, it\'s 1989 and one of the perpetrators, Fritz McCabe, has been released from prison.
Moody, unrepentant, and angry, he is a virtual prisoner of his ever-watchful parents - until a copy of the missing tape arrives with a ransom demand. That\'s when the McCabes call Kinsey Millhone for help.
As she is drawn into their family drama, she keeps a watchful eye on Fritz. But he\'s not the only one being haunted by the past.
A vicious sociopath with a grudge against Millhone may be leaving traces of himself for her to find.
Special Agent Will Robie left his hometown in Mississippi when he was a teenager.Its residents remember him as a wild sports star and girl-magnet.
He left a lot of hearts broken, and a lot of people angry. Now, over twenty years later, he\'s back.
His estranged father, Dan, who is the local judge, has been arrested for murder and Will wonders if it\'s time to try to heal old wounds. A lot of bad blood has flowed between father and son, but Robie\'s fellow agent, Jessica Reel, persuades him to stick around and confront his demons.
Then another murder changes everything, and stone-cold killer Robie will finally have to come to grips with his toughest assignment of all. His family.
The Guilty is the fourth thriller in the Will Robie series by David Baldacci, following on from The Innocent, The Hit and The Target.
In this mystery story, a sea captain and his crew find an empty ship. when the captain goes on board he discovers a dark secret.
Ashley, elegant yet haunted.
.Toni, sultry as well as vivacious.
Alette, lovely and totally without conceit.
.three beautiful young women suspected of committing a series of horrifying murders.
Now one of the most bizarre murder trials of the century is about to begin-and reveal an astounding, startling piece of medical evidence almost impossible to believe. Sweeping from London to Rome, from Quebec to San Francisco, this tale from the world\'s reigning master storyteller is so much more than a mystery: If is a searching, riveting, and, finally, triumphant foray into the dark, wild depths of the human heart.
Spain. A land of eternal passion and unceasing bloodshed.
From the vengeance of a pitiless tyrant, four women flee the sacred, once-safe walls of a convent: LUCIA, the proud survivor harboring a murderous secret from the savage clan wars of Sicily.
. GRACIELLA, the beauty still unpurged of guilt from one reckless, youthful sin.
MEGAN, the orphan seeking perilous refuge in the arms of a defiant Basque rebel.
. and TERESA, the believer haunted by a faith that mocks her with silence.
Leaving innocence but not hope behind, they venture into an alien, dazzling world, where each will encounter an unexpected destiny -- and the truth about herself.
Новый роман от автора бестселлера Секс в большом городе . Издание полностью на английском языке.
50 Great Short Stories is a comprehensive selection from the world\'s finest short fiction. The authors represented range from Hawthorne, Maupassant, Poe, through Henry James, Conrad, Aldous Huxley, James Joyce, to Hemingway, Katherine Anne Porter, Faulkner, E.
B. White, Saroyan and O\'Connor.
The variety in style and subject is enormous, but all these stories have one point in common - the enduring quality of the writing, which places them among the masterpieces of the world\'s fiction.
It is 1939. Eva Delectorskaya is a beautiful 28-year-old Russian emigree living in Paris.
As war breaks out she is recruited for the British Secret Service by Lucas Romer, a mysterious Englishman, and under his tutelage she learns to become the perfect spy, to mask her emotions and trust no one, including those she loves most. Since the war, Eva has carefully rebuilt her life as a typically English wife and mother.
But once a spy, always a spy. Now she must complete one final assignment, and this time Eva can\'t do it alone: she needs her daughter\'s help.
\'Boyd is English fiction\'s master storyteller .
. Restless is that rare thing: a spy thriller from a first-rate narrative intelligence\' - Independent on Sunday \'Fast moving, densely plotted, beautifully observed and probably one of the best things Boyd has done\' - Esquire \'A good, rollicking read .
pulls you deep in to the obscure, forgotten intricacies of wartime espionage .
. will keep you turning pages until the end\' - Observer \'Heart-stoppingly exciting .
\'Beautifully written and gripping\'. Sunday Mirror When Mata Hari arrived in Paris she was penniless.
Soon she was feted as the most elegant woman in the city. A dancer who shocked and delighted audiences, as a confidante and courtesan she bewitched the era\'s richest and most powerful men.
But as paranoia consumed a country at war, Mata Hari\'s lifestyle brought her under suspicion. In 1917 she was arrested in her hotel room on the Champs Elysees and accused of espionage.
Told in Mata Hari\'s voice through her final letter, The Spy is the unforgettable story of a woman who dared to break the conventions of her time, and paid the price.
David Nicholls brings to bear all the wit and intelligence that graced ONE DAY in this brilliant, bittersweet novel about love and family, husbands and wives, parents and children. Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2014.
Douglas Petersen understands his wife\'s need to \'rediscover herself\' now that their son is leaving home. He just thought they\'d be doing their rediscovering together.
So when Connie announces that she will be leaving, too, he resolves to make their last family holiday into the trip of a lifetime: one that will draw the three of them closer, and win the respect of his son. One that will make Connie fall in love with him all over again.
The hotels are booked, the tickets bought, the itinerary planned and printed. What could possibly go wrong?.
THEODORE BOONE\'S town is under threat, from a group of corrupt men planning to build a freeway bypass and destroy countless homes. Now thirteen-year-old Theo - the schoolboy lawyer destined for the courtroom - must stand up for his city and stop them. But soon the fight turns nasty, and Theo and his friends face a giant battle against the underhand crooks. And when Theodore uncovers a terrible secret - a secret he\'s discovered illegally - he is torn. Should Theo stop the shady developers from breaking the law by breaking it himself?
The Lake House by Kate Morton is the mysterious and enchanting fifth novel from the number one bestselling author of The House at Riverton and The Secret Keeper. A missing child .
June 1933, and the Edevane family\'s country house, Loeanneth, is polished and gleaming, ready for the much-anticipated Midsummer Eve party. Alice Edevane, sixteen years old and a budding writer, is especially excited.
Not only has she worked out the perfect twist for her novel, she\'s also fallen helplessly in love with someone she shouldn\'t. But by the time midnight strikes and fireworks light up the night skies, the Edevane family will have suffered a loss so great that they leave Loeanneth forever.
An abandoned house .
.Seventy years later, after a particularly troubling case, Sadie Sparrow is sent on an enforced break from her job with the Metropolitan Police.
She retreats to her beloved grandfather\'s cottage in Cornwall but soon finds herself at a loose end. Until one day, Sadie stumbles upon an abandoned house surrounded by overgrown gardens and dense woods, and learns the story of a baby boy who disappeared without a trace.
An unsolved mystery .
.Meanwhile, in the attic writing room of her elegant Hampstead home, the formidable Alice Edevane, now an old lady, leads a life as neatly plotted as the bestselling detective novels she writes.
Until a young police detective starts asking questions about her family\'s past, seeking to resurrect the complex tangle of secrets Alice has spent her life trying to escape.
Laugh, cry, stand up and cheer: Forrest Gump is everyman\'s story, everyman\'s dream. A wonderfully warm, savagely barbed, and hilariously funny \'tale told by an idiot\', from the razor-sharp pen of a contemporary wizard.
No one is spared and everyone is included. If you\'ve ever felt lacking, left out, put upon - or just wanted to have a rollicking good time - this book is for you.
At 6\'6 , 240 pounds, Forrest Gump is a difficult man to ignore, so follow Forrest from the football dynasties of Bear Bryant to the Vietnam War, from encounters with Presidents Johnson and Nixon to powwows with Chairman Mao. Go with Forrest to Harvard University, to a Hollywood movie set, on a professional wrestling tour, and into space on the oddest NASA mission ever.
The hauntingly prophetic classic novel set in a not-too-distant future where books are burned by a special task force of firemen. Guy Montag is a fireman.
His job is to burn books, which are forbidden, being the source of all discord and unhappiness. Even so, Montag is unhappy; there is discord in his marriage.
Are books hidden in his house? The Mechanical Hound of the Fire Department, armed with a lethal hypodermic, escorted by helicopters, is ready to track down those dissidents who defy society to preserve and read books. The classic novel of a post-literate future, \'Fahrenheit 451\' stands alongside Orwell\'s \'1984\' and Huxley\'s \'Brave New World\' as a prophetic account of Western civilization\'s enslavement by the media, drugs and conformity.
Bradbury\'s powerful and poetic prose combines with uncanny insight into the potential of technology to create a novel which over fifty years from first publication, still has the power to dazzle and shock.
In 1939, the start of the Second World War, Sophie becomes a messenger for a Resistance group in Northern France. But as the German invaders overwhelm the British forces on the French coast, Sophie finds herself more deeply involved with the Resistance - in a dangerous plan to save a young Scottish soldier..
Politics has always been a dirty game. Now justice is, too.
In a crowded courtroom in Mississippi, a jury returns a shocking verdict against a chemical company accused of dumping toxic waste into a small town\'s water supply, causing the worst cancer cluster in history. The company appeals to the Mississippi Supreme Court, whose nine justices will one day either approve the verdict or reverse it.
Who are the nine? How will they vote? Can one be replaced before the case is ultimately decided? The chemical company is owned by a Wall Street predator named Carl Trudeau, and Mr. Trudeau is convinced the Court is not friendly enough.
With judicial elections looming, he decides to try to purchase himself a seat on the Court. The cost is a few million dollars, a drop in the bucket for a billionaire like Mr.
Trudeau. Through an intricate web of conspiracy and deceit, his political operatives recruit a young, unsuspecting candidate.
They finance him, manipulate him, market him, and mold him into a potential Supreme Court justice. Their Supreme Court justice.
Nineteenth-century Europe abounds with conspiracy both ghastly and mysterious. Jesuits plot against Freemasons.
Italian priests are strangled with their own intestines. French criminals plan bombings by day and celebrate black masses by night.
Every nation has its own secret service, perpetrating forgeries, plots, and massacres. But what if, behind all of these conspiracies, lay just one man?.
Ray Bradbury, America\'s most beloved storyteller, has spent a lifetime carrying readers to exhilarating and dangerous places, from dark street comers in unfamiliar cities and towns to the edge of the universe. Now, in an extraordinary flight of the imagination a half-century in the making, he takes us to a most wondrous destination: into the heart of an Eternal Family.
They have lived for centuries in a house of legend and mystery in upper Illinois -- and they are not like other midwesterners. Rarely encountered in daylight hours, their children are curious and wild; their old ones have survived since before the Sphinx first sank its paws deep in Egyptian sands.
And some sleep in beds with lids. Now the house is being readied in anticipation of the gala homecoming that will gather together the farflung branches of this odd and remarkable family.
In the past-midnight stillness can be detected the soft fluttering of Uncle Einars wings. From her realm of sleep, Cecy, the fairest and most special daughter, can feel the approach of many a welcome being - shapeshifter, telepath, somnambulist, vampire -- as she flies high in the consciousness of bird and bat.
But in the midst of eager anticipation, a sense of doom pervades. For the world is changing.
And death, no stranger, will always shadow this most singular family: Father, arisen from the Earth; Mother, who never sleeps but dreams; A Thousand Times Great Grandmere; Grandfather, who keeps the wildness of youth between his ears. And the boy who, more than anyone, carries the burden of time on his shoulders: Timothy, the sad and different foundling son who must share it all, remember, and tell.
and who, alone out of all of them, must one day age and wither and die. By turns lyrical, wistful, poignant, and chilling, From the Dust Returned is the long-awaited new novel by the peerless Ray Bradbury - a book that will surely be numbered among his most enduring masterworks.
\'The first of my father\'s illusions was that bears could survive the life lived by human beings, and the second was that human beings could survive a life led in hotels.\' So says John Berry, son of a hapless dreamer, brother to a cadre of eccentric siblings, and chronicler of the lives lived, the loves experienced, the deaths met, and the myriad strange and wonderful times encountered by the family Berry. Hoteliers, pet-bear owners, friends of Freud (the animal trainer and vaudevillian, that is), and playthings of mad fate, they \'dream on\' in this funny, sad, outrageous, and moving novel.
A compelling and perceptive tale of intimacy, memory and relationships from the No.1 bestselling author.
How can you know someone you\'ve never met? Joyce Conway remembers things she shouldn\'t. She knows about tiny cobbled streets in Paris, which she has never visited.
And every night she dreams about an unknown little girl with blonde hair. Justin Hitchcock is divorced, lonely and restless.
He arrives in Dublin to give a lecture on art and meets an attractive doctor, who persuades him to donate blood. It\'s the first thing to come straight from his heart in a long time.
When Joyce leaves hospital after a terrible accident, with her life and her marriage in pieces, she moves back in with her elderly father. All the while, a strong sense of deja vu is overwhelming her and she can\'t figure out why .
Led by the mysterious Raven Boys, Blue is looking for the grave of a lost Welsh king. Can his magic stop the prophecy that when she kisses her true love, he will die
Afghanistan, 1975: Twelve-year-old Amir is desperate to win the local kite-fighting tournament and his loyal friend Hassan promises to help him. But neither of the boys can foresee what will happen to Hassan that afternoon, an event that is to shatter their lives. After the Russians invade and the family is forced to flee to America, Amir realises that one day he must return to Afghanistan under Taliban rule to find the one thing that his new world cannot grant him: redemption.
From the bestselling author of Alone and The Killing Hour comes a thriller that goes from heartbreaking to heartstopping in the blink of an eye.… When someone you love vanishes without a trace, how far would you go to get them back? For ex-FBI profiler Pierce Quincy, it\'s the beginning of his worst nightmare: a car abandoned on a desolate stretch of Oregon highway, engine running, purse on the driver\'s seat.
And his estranged wife, Rainie Conner, gone, leaving no clue to her fate. Did one of the ghosts from Rainie\'s troubled past finally catch up with her? Or could her disappearance be the result of one of the cases they\'d been working- a particularly vicious double homicide or the possible abuse of a deeply disturbed child Rainie took too close to heart? Together with his daughter, FBI agent Kimberly Quincy, Pierce is battling the local authorities, racing against time, and frantically searching for answers to all the questions he\'s been afraid to ask.
One man knows what happened that night. Adopting the alias of a killer caught eighty years before, he has already contacted the press.
His terms are clear: he wants money, he wants power, he wants celebrity. And if he doesn\'t get what he wants, Rainie will be gone for good.
Sometimes, no matter how much you love someone, it\'s still not enough. As the clock winds down on a terrifying deadline, Pierce plunges headlong into the most desperate hunt of his life, into the shattering search for a killer, a lethal truth, and for the love of his life, who may forever be…gone.
It\'s a new year and Bridget has a boyfriend at last; the handsome and successful lawyer, Mark Darcy! But soon the beautiful - and determined - Rebecca appears on the scene to steal Mark away. Heartbroken and confused, Bridget decides to go on holiday to Thailand with her friend Shazzer. There Bridget\'s problems only get worse.
Third installment of the Harry Potter series - a once-supporter of Voldemort escapes from Azkaban prison, and is trying to get into Hogwarts to find Harry. Harry Potter is a wizard.
He is in his third year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. It\'s always a relief after summer with the Dursleys, however, Harry doesn\'t realise that this year will be just as eventful as the last two! The atmosphere at Hogwarts is tense.
There\'s an escaped mass murderer on the loose, even the Muggles have been warned. The sinister prison guards of Azkaban have been called in to guard the school and Harry, Ron and Hermione rapidly discover why all witches and wizards live in fear of being sent to Azkaban.
Lessons, however, must go on and there are lots of new subjects in third year - Care of Magical Creatures and Divination among others. Plus the delights of Hogsmeade, the only village in the UK entirely populated by the magical community.
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Handmaid\'s Tale Set in the visionary future of Atwood\'s acclaimed Oryx and Crake, The Year of the Flood is at once a moving tale of lasting friendship and a landmark work of speculative fiction. In this second book of the MaddAddam trilogy, the long-feared waterless flood has occurred, altering Earth as we know it and obliterating most human life. Among the survivors are Ren, a young trapeze dancer locked inside the high-end sex club Scales and Tails, and Toby, who is barricaded inside a luxurious spa. Amid shadowy, corrupt ruling powers and new, gene-spliced life forms, Ren and Toby will have to decide on their next move, but they can\'t stay locked away.
Diana Gabaldon\'s brilliant storytelling has captivated millions of readers in her bestselling and award-winning Outlander saga. In An Echo in the Bone, the seventh volume, Gabaldon continues the extraordinary story of the eighteenth-century Scotsman Jamie Fraser and his twentieth-century time-traveling wife, Claire Randall.
Jamie Fraser, former Jacobite and reluctant rebel, is already certain of three things about the American rebellion: The Americans will win, fighting on the side of victory is no guarantee of survival, and he\'d rather die than have to face his illegitimate son-a young lieutenant in the British army-across the barrel of a gun. Claire Randall knows that the Americans will win, too, but not what the ultimate price may be.
That price won\'t include Jamie\'s life or his happiness, though-not if she has anything to say about it. Meanwhile, in the relative safety of the twentieth century, Jamie and Claire\'s daughter, Brianna, and her husband, Roger MacKenzie, have resettled in a historic Scottish home where, across a chasm of two centuries, the unfolding drama of Brianna\'s parents\' story comes to life through Claire\'s letters.
The fragile pages reveal Claire\'s love for battle-scarred Jamie Fraser and their flight from North Carolina to the high seas, where they encounter privateers and ocean battles-as Brianna and Roger search for clues not only to Claire\'s fate but to their own. Because the future of the MacKenzie family in the Highlands is mysteriously, irrevocably, and intimately entwined with life and death in war-torn colonial America.
With stunning cameos of historical characters from Benedict Arnold to Benjamin Franklin, An Echo in the Bone is a soaring masterpiece of imagination, insight, character, and adventure-a novel that echoes in the mind long after the last page is turned.
Look at the Birdie evokes a world in which squabbling couples, high school geniuses, misfit office workers, and small-town Lotharios struggle to adapt to changing technology, moral ambiguity, and unprecedented affluence.In Confido, a family learns the downside of confiding their deepest secrets into a magical invention.
In Ed Luby\'s Key Club, a man finds himself in a Kafkaesque world of trouble after he runs afoul of the shady underworld boss who calls the shots in an upstate New York town.In Look at the Birdie, a quack psychiatrist turned murder counsellor concocts a novel new outlet for his paranoid patients.
The stories are cautionary they also brim with his trademark humour. Wry, ironic, satirical and poignant Look at the Birdie reflects the anxieties of the postwar era in which they were written and provides an insight into the development of Vonnegut\'s early style.
What if I told you that there was an epic story about World War II that has not been told, involving the most unlikely group of heroes? What if I told you there was a group of men on the front lines who didn\'t carry machine guns or drive tanks; a new kind of soldier, one charged with saving, not destroying. From caves to castles in a thrilling race against time, these men risked their lives daily to save hundreds of thousands of the world\'s greatest works of art. THEY were the Monuments Men, and THIS is their extraordinary true story.
When Rob Hale wakes up in hospital after a motorcycle crash he is told that Lena. the woman he claims was travelling with him.
doesnt exist . The woman he describes bears a striking resemblance to his recently deceased sister.
Laura. but has he really only imagined herRob sets out to find the answers to who Lena is and where she has gone.
He is aided by Rebecca Lewis. a London- based PI.
who has come to the Isle of Man at the behest of his parents to investigate his sisters suicide. But who is Rebecca really and how did she know his sisterTogether Rob and Rebecca follow the clues to discover who took Lena.
In doing so they discover that even on an island where most people know each other. everyone hides a secret.
and that sometimes your best option isnt to hide but to stay and fight.
Melanie is a very special girl. Dr.
Caldwell calls her our little genius. Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be taken to class.
When they come for her, Sergeant keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don\'t like her.
She jokes that she won\'t bite, but they don\'t laugh. Melanie loves school.
She loves learning about spelling and sums and the world outside the classroom and the children\'s cells. She tells her favorite teacher all the things she\'ll do when she grows up.
Melanie doesn\'t know why this makes Miss Justineau look sad. The Girl with All the Gifts is a sensational thriller, perfect for fans of Stephen King, Justin Cronin, and Neil Gaiman.
Xuma is from the north. He comes to live in Malay Camp, a township near Johannesburg, so that he can work in the mine.
The job is very hard but Xuma is strong and learns quickly. Xuma is lonely in Malay Camp.
He desperately wants Eliza\'s love but she wants the comforts of a white man\'s life. Xuma cannot give her these things, for he is black.
Maisy is a simple, happy girl. She loves Xuma very much.
The Macmillan Graded Readers series is one of the most popular simplified readers for learners of English. The series is published at six levels - Starter, Beginner, Elementary, Pre-intermediate, Intermediate and Upper Intermediate.
The information, structure and vocabulary are controlled at each level to suit the students\' ability. The Macmillan Readers provide a choice of enjoyable reading materials for learners of English from a range of prestigious authors from around the world.
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Introducing an instant classic?master storyteller Neil Gaiman presents a dazzling version of the great Norse myths. Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction.
Now he turns his attention back to the source, presenting a bravura rendition of the great northern tales. In Norse Mythology, Gaiman stays true to the myths in envisioning the major Norse pantheon: Odin, the highest of the high, wise, daring, and cunning; Thor, Odin’s son, incredibly strong yet not the wisest of gods; and Loki?son of a giant?blood brother to Odin and a trickster and unsurpassable manipulator.
Gaiman fashions these primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds and delves into the exploits of deities, dwarfs, and giants. Once, when Thor’s hammer is stolen, Thor must disguise himself as a woman?difficult with his beard and huge appetite?to steal it back.
More poignant is the tale in which the blood of Kvasir?the most sagacious of gods?is turned into a mead that infuses drinkers with poetry. The work culminates in Ragnarok, the twilight of the gods and rebirth of a new time and people.
Through Gaiman’s deft and witty prose emerge these gods with their fiercely competitive natures, their susceptibility to being duped and to duping others, and their tendency to let passion ignite their actions, making these long-ago myths breathe pungent life again.
\'Hello there.\' I looked at the pale, freckled hand on the back of the empty bar seat next to me in the business class lounge of Heathrow airport, then up into the stranger\'s face.
\'Do I know you?\' Delayed in London, Ted Severson meets a woman at the airport bar. Over cocktails they tell each other rather more than they should, and a dark plan is hatched - but are either of them being serious, could they actually go through with it and, if they did, what would be their chances of getting away with it? Back in Boston, Ted\'s wife Miranda is busy site managing the construction of their dream home, a beautiful house out on the Maine coastline.
But what secrets is she carrying and to what lengths might she go to protect the vision she has of her deserved future? A sublimely plotted novel of trust and betrayal, The Kind Worth Killing will keep you gripped and guessing late into the night.
The Moon Sister is the fifth epic story in the Seven Sisters series by the international number one bestseller Lucinda Riley. After the death of her father - Pa Salt, an elusive billionaire who adopted his six daughters from around the globe - Tiggy D\'Apliese , trusting her instincts, moves to the remote wilds of Scotland.
There she takes a job doing what she loves; caring for animals on the vast and isolated Kinnaird estate, employed by the enigmatic and troubled Laird, Charlie Kinnaird. Her decision alters her future irrevocably when Chilly, an ancient gipsy who has lived for years on the estate, tells her that not only does she possess a sixth sense, passed down from her ancestors, but it was foretold long ago that he would be the one to send her back home to Granada in Spain .
In the shadow of the magnificent Alhambra, Tiggy discovers her connection to the fabled gypsy community of Sacromonte, who were forced to flee their homes during the civil war, and to \'La Candela\' the greatest flamenco dancer of her generation. From the Scottish Highlands and Spain, to South America and New York, Tiggy follows the trail back to her own exotic but complex past.
And under the watchful eye of a gifted gypsy bruja she begins to embrace her own talent for healing. But when fate takes a hand, Tiggy must decide whether to stay with her new-found family or return to Kinnaird, and Charlie .
The Moon Sister follows The Seven Sisters, The Storm Sister, The Shadow Sister and The Pearl Sister. A heartfelt, powerful, and spiritual saga.
I don\'t know how she infuses her characters with so much humanity, passion, warmth and love, keeps the plot moving and brings the past alive so profoundly, but she does so beautifully. If you\'ve ever wondered if writers are magicians, just read one of Lucinda Riley\'s novels and you\'ll have the answer.
Rose, New York Times bestselling author A breathtaking adventure brimming with cruelty, tragedy, passion, obsession and, most of all, the music, rhythm and spirit of Spain\'s gitano community… There is a real fire to this exciting new chapter in the captivating Seven Sisters odyssey, an extraordinary sense of drawing inexorably nearer to solving the intriguing conundrum of Pa Salt\'s death and the tantalising mystery of the missing sister. Lancashire Evening Post This family saga moves between past and present, and is an engrossing read.
I\'ve read all of the series so far . .
. possibly the best one yet! North Norfolk Living.
Welcome to Lost River - and an unforgettable Christmas… When Oswald moves to the sleepy little town of Lost River he\'s not expecting to make friends - but one by one the eccentric inhabitants win his heart. There\'s his landlady Betty who\'s a force to be reckoned with, Roy who runs the local store and secretly nurses a broken heart, Patsy the little abandoned girl he takes under his wing and, most importantly, Jack the redbird who brings the sort of miracle that can only happen at Christmas..
Now a 6-part Netflix original mini-series: in Alias Grace, the bestselling author of The Handmaid\'s Tale takes readers into the life of one of the most notorious women of the nineteenth century. It\'s 1843, and Grace Marks has been convicted for her involvement in the vicious murders of her employer and his housekeeper and mistress.
Some believe Grace is innocent; others think her evil or insane. Now serving a life sentence, Grace claims to have no memory of the murders.
An up-and-coming expert in the burgeoning field of mental illness is engaged by a group of reformers and spiritualists who seek a pardon for Grace. He listens to her story while bringing her closer and closer to the day she cannot remember.
What will he find in attempting to unlock her memories? Captivating and disturbing, Alias Grace showcases bestselling, Booker Prize-winning author Margaret Atwood at the peak of her powers.
Winner Of The Golden Man Booker Prize 2018 \'Magnificent\' Sunday Times \'The best piece of fiction I\'ve read in years\' Independent on Sunday The final curtain is closing on the Second World War and in an abandoned Italian village. Hana, a nurse, tends to her sole remaining patient. Rescued from a burning plane, the anonymous Englishman is damaged beyond recognition and haunted by painful memories. The only clue Hana has to unlocking his past is the one thing he clung on to through the fire - a copy of The Histories by Herodotus, covered with hand-written notes detailing a tragic love affair.
A novel of high adventure, great storytelling and moral purpose, based on an extraordinary true story of eight years in the Bombay underworld.
A comfortable, solid, middle-American town - inhabited by a serial killer.
. Children are disappearing, lost to the world, horrifically murdered.
The best clue the detectives have - a serial killer from a century ago. Jack Sawyer, retired from the LAPD at 35, plagued by visions of another world.
As a child, Jack visited the Territories, a menacing place of violence and madness, to save his dying mother. Now, if the latest child victim is to be saved, Jack must retrieve his lost childhood memories, and revisit the one place he hoped never to see again.
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