В этом издании читателям предлагаются неадаптированный оригинальный текст и классический перевод захватывающей повести из волшебной эпопеи «Хроники Нарнии». Чтение текста в оригинале позволит значительно усовершенствовать знание английского, а перевод на русский язык поможет разрешить возникающие по ходу чтения вопросы и трудности.
Для углубления знаний английского и облегчения понимания текста предлагаются упражнения. .
В этом издании читателям предлагаются неадаптированный оригинальный текст и классический перевод четвертой повести из волшебной эпопеи «Хроники Нарнии». Чтение текста в оригинале позволит значительно усовершенствовать знание английского, а перевод на русский язык поможет разрешить возникающие по ходу чтения вопросы и трудности. Возвращение в Нарнию! Питер, Сьюзен, Эдмунд и Люси внезапно снова попадают в сказочную страну… Но.
Культовый сериал Хроники Нарнии о фэнтезийном мире, созданном писателем Клайвом Льюисом - коллегой и другом Дж. Р.
Р.Толкина, - продолжается в кино и в игре!\nВернитесь вместе с повзрослевшими детьми из семейства Певенси в Нарнию, где прошло.
Introducing the fourth book of the newly designed Narnia classics. Perfect for those seeking a contemporary take on The Chronicles of Narnia Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy are mysteriously transported back to Narnia where they discover that it has been hundred\'s of years since their reign as Kings and Queens of the land ended. Cair Paravel, the castle where they lived, is in ruins and the evil King Miraz has taken charge. Along with their old friend Prince Caspian they race to overthrow the King, calling on the help of Aslan and his trusty follower, Reepicheep the mouse.
Introducing the fourth book of the newly designed Narnia classics. Perfect for those seeking a contemporary take on The Chronicles of Narnia Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy are mysteriously transported back to Narnia where they discover that it has been..
Россия входит в десятку самых читающих стран мира!
Однажды невезучий англичанин Артур Дент чудом спасается от неминуемой гибели благодаря своему другу Форду Префекту, оказавшемуся инопланетянином. Планета Земля стёрта с карты звёздного неба, и им ничего больше не остаётся, кроме как странствовать по галактике, отбиваясь от монстров полотенцем, попивая коктейль \"Пангалактический грызлодёр\" и оттягиваясь по полной. По счастливой случайности \"Золотое сердце\", недавно угнанный.
По признанию автора - американского сценариста и прозаика Майкла Блейка - идея написания книги принадлежит не ему, а его другу - Кевину Костнеру. Впоследствии известный актёр стал режиссёром экранизированной версии романа и исполнил в картине главную роль.
Действие романа Танцующий с волками происходит во время гражданской войны в США. Лейтенант американской армии, отважный Джон Данбар, оказывается в заброшенном форте, волею.
Вопреки всему, Китнисс и Питу удается выжить в безжалостных Голодных Играх. Однако дерзкая выходка с ядовитыми ягодами, позволившая им обоим вернуться домой, не проходит бесследно.
Ведь если одна простая девочка может бросить вызов Капитолию, чтобы защитить своих любимых, и уйти невредимой.
. Что мешает остальным сделать то же самое?\nТекст произведения снабжен грамматическим комментарием и словарем, в который вошли ВСЕ слова,.
Детство и юность Марио Пьюзо прошли в самом неблагополучном районе Нью-Йорка, на легендарной Адской Кухне, которая с ХIХ века ковала кадры интернационального преступного мира Америки. Исследованию этого феномена он посвятил свое литературное творчество. Всемирное признание пришло к Пьюзо после выхода эпической гангстерской саги \"Крестный отец\" (1969) - истории семьи сицилийского эмигранта Вито Корлеоне, в которой как в зеркале.
В издание вошли наиболее редкие и интересные рассказы Гарри Гаррисона. Сборник открывается научно-фантастическим очерком \"Rock Diver\" (\"Проникающий в скалы\"), с которого в 1951 году началась карьера знаменитого американского писателя.
Where do you go if you can\'t feel at home in your own family? When the people who made you can\'t fathom who you become? In these three tales of quarrelling clans and fraught reunions, Mark Haddon shows family in its frank, unsparing yet frequently absurd light, and, in doing so charts a stormy course into the crucible of the self.
With an Introduction by Angus Calder. As Angus Calder states in his introduction to this edition, \'Seven Pillars of Wisdom is one of the major statements about the fighting experience of the First World War\'.
Lawrence\'s younger brothers, Frank and Will, had been killed on the Western Front in 1915. Seven Pillars of Wisdom, written between 1919 and 1926, tells of the vastly different campaign against the Turks in the Middle East - one which encompasses gross acts of cruelty and revenge and ends in a welter of stink and corpses in the disgusting \'hospital\' in Damascus.
Seven Pillars of Wisdom is no Boys Own Paper tale of Imperial triumph, but a complex work of high literary aspiration which stands in the tradition of Melville and Dostoevsky, and alongside the writings of Yeats, Eliot.
A brilliant, far-reaching collection of stories from Washington Irving to John Updike. \nThe Classic Stories \nEdgar Allan Poe s \"Ms. Found in a Bottle,\" Bret Harte s \"The Outcasts of Poker Flat,\" Sherwood Anderson s \"Death in the Woods,\" Stephen Vincent Benet s \"By the Waters of Babylon\" \nThe Great Writers \nMelville, James, Dreiser, Faulkner, Hemingway, Steinbeck, McCullers \nThe Little-Known Masterpieces \nEdith Wharton s \"The Dilettante,\" Finley Peter Dunne s \"Mr. Dooley on the Popularity of Fireman,\" Charles M. Flandrau s \"A Dead Issue,\" James Reid Parker s \"The Archimandrite\'s Niece\"\"
The latest installment in Rosamunde Pilcher\'s Bookshelf series presents Fleur Daxney, who preys on rich and newly widowed men, charming her way into their lives, their beds, and their bank accounts. When multimillionaire Richard Favour enters her life, Fleur finds herself genuinely immersed in his family, and discovers she is not the only one after Richard\'s money. Martin\'s Press.
What makes an otherwise sane woman appear on a reality TV show?\nEspecially one as drastic as Ugly Duckling? For Audra Marks, the last straw comes when she loses her shot with handsome Art Bradshaw to the prettier and lighter-skinned Esmeralda Prince. Audra\'s always lived in a classic movies fantasy world of diva dames and handsome heroes, where the costumes are gorgeous, the good guys always win, and love always triumphs.
But now, her heart broken, she\'s decided to do anything to get back her man and show her hypercritical mother she can \"pretty up\" with the best of them in the bargain.\nAfter all, if the folks at Ugly Duckling can transform a homely, buck-toothed white girl into a ravishing beauty, just think what they\'ll be able to do with Audra! But until she truly believes.
From bestselling authors Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris - a nugget of wisdom in the phenomenal Ladybirds for Grown Ups series.\nThis delightful book is the latest in the series of Ladybird books which have been specially planned to help grown-ups with the world about them.\nThe large clear script, the careful choice of words, the frequent repetition and the thoughtful matching of text with pictures all enable grown-ups to think they have taught themselves to cope. Featuring original Ladybird artwork alongside brilliantly funny, brand new text.
The fourth electrifying thriller in the Kathryn Dance series from master of suspense Jeffery Deaver. One mistake is all it takes.
Busted back to rookie after losing her gun in an interrogation gone bad, California Bureau of Investigation Agent Kathryn Dance finds herself making routine insurance checks after a roadhouse fire. But Dance is a highly trained expert in body language: her most deadly weapon is her instinct, and they can\'t take that away from her.
And when the evidence at the club points to something more than a tragic accident, she isn\'t going to let protocol stop her doing everything in her power to take down the perp. Someone out there is using the panic of crowds to kill, and Dance must find out who, before he strikes again.
When a mysterious weather balloon crashes to earth in the Swiss Alps, the head of the NSA handpicks Robert Bellamy to track down and identify the ten known witnesses to the event. A man whose obsession with his covert assignments has cost him the only woman he can ever love, Bellamy now faces the impossible.
But as he searches for clues from Rome to Budapest to Texas, this mission blows up in his face - and rips the lid off an incredible conspiracy that stretches around the globe and even into space.
.\nAlone and betrayed on every side, Bellamy must run for his life - holding an astonishing secret and the key to the planet\'s very survival.
\nThe impressive #1 New York Times bestseller - with 18 weeks on the list--by the world renowned author with more than 150 million copies of his books.
When Thomas Lang, a hired gun with a soft heart, is contracted to assassinate an American industrialist, he opts instead to warn the intended victim - a good deed that doesn\'t go unpunished. Within hours Lang is butting heads with a Buddha statue, matching wits with evil billionaires, and putting his life (among other things) in the hands of a bevy of femmes fatales, whilst trying to save a beautiful lady .
and prevent an international bloodbath to boot.
Diana Bishop, a young scholar and descendant of witches, discovers a long-lost and enchanted alchemical manuscript deep in Oxford\'s Bodleian Library. Its reappearance summons a fantastical underworld, which she must navigate with a vampire, Matthew Clairmont.
\nThis manuscript, Ashmole 782, holds the secrets of their past.
. and the key to their future.
Tiermann\'s World: a planet covered in wintry woods and roamed by sabre-toothed tigers and other savage beasts. The Doctor is here to warn Professor Tiermann, his wife and their son that a terrible danger is on its way.
\nThe Tiermanns live in luxury, in a fantastic, futuristic, fully-automated Dreamhome, under an impenetrable force shield. But that won\'t protect them from the Voracious Craw.
A gigantic and extremely hungry alien creature is heading remorselessly towards their home. When it gets there everything will be devoured.
\nCan they get away in time? With the force shield cracking up, and the Dreamhome itself deciding who should or should not leave, things are looking desperate.
Adrian Mole is an adult. At least that\'s what it says on his passport. But living at home, clinging to his threadbare cuddly rabbit \'Pinky\', working as a paper pusher for the DoE and pining for the love of his life, Pandora, has proved to him that adulthood isn\'t quite what he expected. Still, without the slings and arrows of modern life what else would an intellectual poet have to write about…
The No. 1 hardback bestseller, King\'s spectacularly dark and electrifying novel about music, the powerful bond between two people, addiction, religion and what might exist on the other side of life.
\nA spectacularly dark and electrifying novel about addiction, religion, music and what might exist on the other side of life.\nIn a small New England town, in the early 60s, a shadow falls over a small boy playing with his toy soldiers.
Jamie Morton looks up to see a striking man, the new minister, Charles Jacobs. Soon they forge a deep bond, based on their fascination with simple experiments in electricity.
\nDecades later, Jamie is living a nomadic lifestyle of bar-band rock and roll. Now an addict, he sees Jacobs again - a showman on stage, creating dazzling \'portraits in lightning\' - and.
фI sit with the Rat in J\'s Bar. We smoke, we drink, we eat peanuts,\nwe talk about writing, we talk about women.
Maybe those really were the good old days.
Ted Wallace is an old, sour, womanising, cantankerous, whisky-sodden beast of a failed poet and drama critic, but he has his faults too. Fired from his newspaper, months behind on his alimony payments and disgusted with a world that undervalues him, Ted seeks a few months repose and free drink at Swafford Hall, the country mansion of his old friend Lord Logan.
But strange things have been going on at Swafford. Miracles.
Healings. Phenomena beyond the comprehension of a mud-caked hippopotamus like Ted.
With this funny and deliciously readable novel, Stephen Fry takes his place as one of the most talented comic novelists of his generation.
Eleven-year-old amateur detective and ardent chemist Flavia de Luce is used to digging up clues, whether they\'re found among the potions in her laboratory or between the pages of her insufferable sisters\' diaries. What she is not accustomed to is digging up bodies.
Upon the five-hundredth anniversary of St. Tancred\'s death, the English hamlet of Bishop\'s Lacey is busily preparing to open its patron saint\'s tomb.
Nobody is more excited to peek inside the crypt than Flavia, yet what she finds will halt the proceedings dead in their tracks: the body of Mr. Collicutt, the church organist, his face grotesquely and inexplicably masked.
Who held a vendetta against Mr. Collicutt, and why would they hide him in such a sacred resting place? The irrepressible Flavia decides to find out.
Mortal Engines launched Philip Reeve\'s brilliantly-imagined creation, the world of the Traction Era, where mobile cities fight for survival in a post-apocalyptic future, and is now released with a film tie-in cover. The first installment introduces young apprentice Tom Natsworthy and the murderous Hester Shaw, flung from the fast-moving city of London into heart-stopping adventures in the wastelands of the Great Hunting Ground.
A Strangeness In My Mind is a novel Orhan Pamuk has worked on for six years. It is the story of boza seller Mevlut, the woman to whom he wrote three years\' worth of love letters, and their life in Istanbul.
\nIn the four decades between 1969 and 2012, Mevlut works a number of different jobs on the streets of Istanbul, from selling yoghurt and cooked rice, to guarding a car park. He observes many different kinds of people thronging the streets, he watches most of the city get demolished and re-built, and he sees migrants from Anatolia making a fortune; at the same time, he witnesses all of the transformative moments, political clashes, and military coups that shape the country.
He always wonders what it is that separates him from everyone else - the source of that strangeness in his mind.
When unworldly student Anastasia Steele first encountered the driven and dazzling young entrepreneur Christian Grey it sparked a sensual affair that changed both of their lives irrevocably. Shocked, intrigued, and, ultimately, repelled by Christian\'s singular erotic tastes, Ana demands a deeper commitment.
Determined to keep her, Christian agrees.Now, Ana and Christian have it all - love, passion, intimacy, wealth, and a world of possibilities for their future.
But Ana knows that loving her Fifty Shades will not be easy, and that being together will pose challenges that neither of them would anticipate. Ana must somehow learn to share Christian\'s opulent lifestyle without sacrificing her own identity.
And Christian must overcome his compulsion to control as he wrestles with the demons.
Pyke returns in a gripping tale of brutal murder and deception, set in the back streets of Victorian London and the cane fields of Jamaica. London: 1840.
The economy is sliding into recession; gangs of unemployed workers roam the streets; and a murderer prowls the capital\'s poor neighbourhoods. Pyke, still grieving over the death of his wife and struggling to shoulder his responsibilities as a father, is in debtors\' prison, having lost his home and reached the edge of bankruptcy.
Fitzroy Tilling, now head of the new Metropolitan Police Force gives Pyke his freedom, but in return he must agree to investigate the brutal death of a young mulatto woman, who was apparently working as a prostitute. It is not long before another woman turns up dead, and Pyke begins to suspect that he has.
Missing, presumed dead . .
.\nJeffrey Archer, one of the greatest popular novelists of our generation, delivers a truly page-turning thriller.
\nWhen an aristocratic old lady is brutally murdered in her country home the night before 9/11, it takes all the resources of the FBI and Interpol to work out the connection between her and the possible motive for her death - a priceless Van Gogh painting. It\'s a young woman in the North Tower when the first plane crashed into the building who has the courage and determination to take on both sides of the law and avenge the old lady\'s death.
\nAnna Petrescu is missing, presumed dead, after 9/11 and she uses her new status to escape from America, only to be pursued across the world from Toronto to London, to Hong Kong, Tokyo and Bucharest, but it is.
The Doctor Who Monster Collection: Eight thrilling adventures, Eight iconic monsters. You\'re going to need a bigger sofa.
\nThe TARDIS lands the Doctor and Martha in the Lake District in 1909, where a small village has been terrorised by a giant, scaly monster. The search is on for the elusive \'Beast of Westmorland\', and explorers, naturalists and hunters from across the country are descending on the fells.
King Edward VII himself is on his way to join the search, with a knighthood for whoever finds the Beast.\nBut there is a more sinister presence at work in the Lakes than a mere monster on the rampage, and the Doctor is soon embroiled in the plans of an old and terrifying enemy.
And as the hunters become the hunted, a desperate battle of wits begins - with the future of the entire.
One of Sarah\'s daughters died. But can she be sure which one? *THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLING NOVEL* A terrifying psychological thriller perfect for fans of THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN.
A year after one of their identical twin daughters, Lydia, dies in an accident, Angus and Sarah Moorcraft move to the tiny Scottish island Angus inherited from his grandmother, hoping to put together the pieces of their shattered lives. But when their surviving daughter, Kirstie, claims they have mistaken her identity - that she, in fact, is Lydia - their world comes crashing down once again.
As winter encroaches, Angus is forced to travel away from the island for work, Sarah is feeling isolated, and Kirsty (or is it Lydia?) is growing more disturbed. When a violent storm leaves Sarah and her daughter.
New York Times bestselling author Maeve Binchy has captured the hearts of millions with her unforgettable novels. Binchy\'s graceful storytelling and wise compassion have earned her the devotion of fans worldwide--and made her one of the most beloved authors of our time.
Now she dazzles us once again with a new novel filled with her signature warmth, humor, and tender insight. A provocative tale of family heartbreak, friendship, and revelation,Tara Road explores every woman\'s fantasy: escape, into another place, another life.
.\" Binchy asks, and answers in her most astonishing novel to date.
After winning the brutal Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen returns to her district, hoping for a peaceful future. But Katniss starts to hear rumours of a deadly rebellion against the Capitol.
A rebellion that she and Peeta have helped to create. As Katniss and Peeta are forced to visit the districts on the Capitol\'s cruel Victory Tour, the stakes are higher than ever.
Unless Katniss and Peeta can convince the world that they are still lost in their love for each other, the consequences will be horrifying. This is the terrifying sequel to The Hunger Games.
Тom needed help. So did Masters. At first everything went well.\nBut why had Tom left home? What did Masters do exactly? And who was the girl called Shirley?
High school ail-American Neely Crenshaw was probably the best quarterback ever to play for the legendary Messina Spartans. Fifteen years have gone by since those glory days, and Neely has come home to Messina to bury Coach Eddie Rake, the man who molded the Spartans into an unbeatable football dynasty.
\nNow, as Coach Rake\'s \"boys\" sit in the bleachers waiting for the dimming field lights to signal his passing, they replay the old games, relive the old glories, and try to decide once and for all whether they love Eddie Rake - or hate him. For Neely Crenshaw, a man who must finally forgive his coach - and himself - before he can get on with his life, the stakes are especially high.
Forty years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared off the secluded island owned and inhabited by the powerful Vanger family. There was no corpse, no witnesses, no evidence.
But her uncle, Henrik, is convinced that she was murdered by someone from her own deeply dysfunctional family. Disgraced journalist Mikael Blomkvist is hired to investigate, but he quickly finds himself in over his head.
He hires a competent assistant: the gifted and conscience-free computer specialist Lisbeth Salander, and the two unravel a dark and appalling family history. But the Vangers are a secretive clan, and Blomkvist and Salander are about to find out just how far they are prepared to go to protect themselves.
Welcome To Artemis. The first city on the moon.
\nPopulation 2,000. Mostly tourists.
\nSome criminals.\nJazz Bashara is one of the criminals.
She lives in a poor area of Artemis and subsidises her work as a porter with smuggling contraband onto the moon. But it\'s not enough.
\nSo when she\'s offered the chance to make a lot of money she jumps at it. But though planning a crime in 1/6th gravity may be more fun, it\'s a lot more dangerous.
\nWhat everyone\'s saying about this smart, high concept thriller: \n\'A smart, fun, fast-paced adventure that you won\'t be able to put down\' Ernest Cline, bestselling author of Ready Player One\n\'What a page turner!\' Milda on Goodreads, 5 stars\n\'Fast paced, high octane and highly entertaining\' Chrys on Netgalley, 5 stars\n\'Artemis does for the.
Investigating the murder of supermodel Alie\'e Maison, Lucas Davenport finds complications in the victim\'s drug habits and secret sex life, as well as the suspicion of one of Davenport\'s own men and the discovery of a second body in the house.
When a police raid in Edinburgh goes horribly wrong, the only silver lining for Inspector Tony McLean is a discovery that could lead to a long-lost girl from his early days on the beat.\nHaunted by the mystery of what happened to her, McLean begins to dig into a case he thought long buried.
\nBut the shadows of the past are soon eclipsed by crimes in the present as a series of strange and gruesome deaths shock the city.\nAs McLean\'s investigation draws him ever deeper into the upper echelons of Edinburgh society, it will not only be his career on the line - but his life as well.
Combining the Washington-insider excitement of a Baldacci with the feet-on-the-ground authenticity of a McNab, The Apostle is Brad Thor\'s debut publication for Hodder.\nA new president means a new approach to counter-terrorism, and that means covert agent Scot Harvath is out of a job.
\nBut every politician has a secret, and when the daughter of a highly-connected family is kidnapped abroad, America\'s new leader will agree to anything - even a crazily dangerous rescue plan- to keep his secret hidden.\nAnd there is only one man he can call on to execute the mission .
\nThe Apostle is a blistering novel of action and duplicity from the Number One New York Times bestseller Brad Thor.
\'A terrific story, originally told. All hail the new Queen of Crime!\' HEAT \'A web of a plot that twists and turns and keeps the reader on the edge of their seat.
This formidable debut is a page-turner, but don\'t read it before bed if you\'re easily spooked!\' SUN You think you know who to trust? You think you know the difference between good and evil? You\'re wrong .
.The body of the head teacher of an exclusive Devon school is found hanging from the rafters in the assembly hall.
Hours earlier he\'d received a package, and only he could understand the silent message it conveyed. It meant the end.
As Exeter suffers a rising count of gruesome deaths, troubled DS Imogen Grey and DS Adrian Miles must solve the case and make their city safe again. But as they\'re drawn into a network of.
Thin Air is the sixth book in Ann Cleeves\' Shetland series - now a major BBC One drama starring Douglas Henshall as detective Jimmy Perez, Shetland.\nA group of old university friends leave the bright lights of London and travel to Unst, Shetland\'s most northerly island, to celebrate the marriage of one of their friends to a Shetlander.
But late on the night of the wedding party, one of them, Eleanor, disappears - apparently into thin air. It\'s mid-summer, a time of light nights and unexpected mists.
The following day, Eleanor\'s friend Polly receives an email. It appears to be a suicide note, saying she\'ll never be found alive.
And then Eleanor\'s body is discovered, lying in a small loch close to the cliff edge.\nDetectives Jimmy Perez and Willow Reeves are dispatched to Unst to.
A tall, yellow-haired young European traveller calling himself \'Mogor dell\'Amore\', the Mughal of Love, arrives at the court of the real Grand Mughal, the Emperor Akbar, with a tale to tell that begins to obsess the whole imperial capital. The stranger claims to be the child of a lost Mughal princess: Qara Koz, \'Lady Black Eyes\', a great beauty believed to possess powers of enchantment and sorcery, who becomes the lover of a certain Argalia, a Florentine soldier of fortune.
When Argalia returns home with his Mughal mistress the city is mesmerized by her presence, as two worlds are brought together by one woman attempting to command her own destiny.
.But is Mogor\'s story true? And if so, then what happened to the lost princess?.
Two couples. Two love stories.
One epic tale. Ninety-one-year-old Ira Levinson is in trouble.
Struggling to stay conscious after a car crash, with his mind fading, an image of his adored - and long-dead - wife Ruth appears. Urging him to hang on, she lovingly recounts the joys and sorrows of their life together - how they met, the dark days of WWII and its unrelenting effect on their families.
A few miles away, college student Sophia Danko\'s life is about to change. Recovering from a break-up, she meets the young, rugged Luke and is thrown into a world far removed from her privileged school life.
Sophia sees a new and tantalising future for herself, but Luke is keeping a secret that could destroy it all. Ira and Ruth.
Sophia and Luke. Two couples, separated by years and experience, whose.
A desperate man attempts to win a reality TV game where the only objective is to stay alive in this #1 national bestseller from Stephen King, writing as Richard Bachman.\n\"Tomorrow at noon, the hunt begins.
Remember his face!\"\nBen Richards is a desperate man. With no job, no money, no way out, and a young daughter in need of proper medical attention, he must turn to the only possibility of striking it rich in this near-future dystopian America: participating in the ultra-violent TV programming of the government-sanctioned Games Network.
Ben soon finds himself selected as a contestant on the biggest and the best that the Games Network has to offer: \"The Running Man,\" a no-holds-barred thirty-day struggle to stay alive as public enemy number one, relentlessly hunted by an elite strike.
Apologies for the general email, but I desperately need your help. My goddaughter, Coco Jackson, disappeared from her family\'s holiday home in Bournemouth on the night of Sunday/Monday August 29/30th, the bank holiday weekend just gone.
Coco is three years old. When identical twin Coco goes missing during a family celebration, there is a media frenzy.
Her parents are rich and influential, as are the friends they were with at their holiday home by the sea. But what really happened to Coco? Over two intense weekends - the first when Coco goes missing and the second twelve years later at the funeral of her father - the darkest of secrets will gradually be revealed.
Taut, emotive and utterly compelling, an unputdownable \'ripped from the headlines\' novel that you will want to talk about.
\'This extraordinary book brings to life an astonishing place. Beautiful prose renders brutality vivid\' The Times - BOOK OF THE WEEK\nFrom Peter the Great to Putin, this is the unforgettable story of St Petersburg - one of the most magical, menacing and influential cities in the world.
\nSt Petersburg has always felt like an impossible metropolis, risen from the freezing mists and flooded marshland of the River Neva on the western edge of Russia. It was a new capital in an old country.
Established in 1703 by the sheer will of its charismatic founder, the homicidal megalomaniac Peter-the-Great, its dazzling yet unhinged reputation was quickly fashioned by the sadistic dominion of its early rulers.\nThis city, in its successive incarnations - St Petersburg; Petrograd; Leningrad and, once.
This series of Readers containing original, unsimplified stories written by famous classic and modern writers, now features four new titles. All the collections come with substantial support material for each story, including a short summary, a description of major themes, pre-reading vocabulary activities, post-reading language and comprehension exercises, a literary analysis section and essay questions. \"The Macmillan Literature Collections\" will help ease students\' transition from graded Readers to authentic reading, giving them the joy of feeling that they are finally reading and studying literature just as it was written.
Kit doesn\'t know who his mother is. What he does know, however, is that his father, Guy, is dying of cancer.
Feeling his death is imminent, Guy gathers around him his oldest friends - or at least the friends with the most to lose by his death. Paul - the rising star in the Labour party who dreads the day a tape they all made at university might come to light; Alison and Robbie, corporate bunnies whose relationship is daily more fractious; Pris and Haze, once an item, now estranged, and finally Hol - friend, mentor, former lover and the only one who seemed to care.
But what will happen to Kit when Guy is gone? And why isn\'t Kit\'s mother in the picture? As the friends reunite for Guy\'s last days, old jealousies, affairs and lies come to light as Kit watches on.
Imprisoned in the Gulags for a crime he did not commit, Benya Golden joins a penal battalion made up of Cossacks and convicts to fight the Nazis. \nHe enrols in the Russian cavalry, and on a hot summer day in July 1942, he and his band of brothers are sent on a desperate mission behind enemy lines.\nSwitching between Benya\'s war in the grasslands of Southern Russia, and Stalin\'s plans in the Kremlin, between Benya\'s intense affair with an Italian nurse and a romance between Stalin\'s daughter and a journalist also on the Eastern Front, this is a sweeping story of passion, bravery and human survival where personal betrayal is a constant companion, and death just a heartbeat away.
From the author of The Satanic Verses and Midnight\'s Children, which was awarded the Best of the Booker Prize in 1993, comes an unflinchingly honest and fiercely funny account of a life turned upside-down. On Valentine\'s Day, 1989, Salman Rushdie received a telephone call from a BBC journalist that would change his life forever: Ayatollah Khomeini, a leading Muslim scholar, had issued him with a death sentence.
This is his own account of how he was forced to live in hiding for over a decade; at once intimate and explosive, this is the personal tale behind the international story. How does a man live with the constant threat of murder? How does he continue to work when deprived of his freedom? How does he sustain friendships, or fall in and out of love? How does he fight back? For over a.
Set in a dark vision of the near future, a terrifying reality TV show is taking place. Twelve boys and twelve girls are forced to appear in a live event called The Hunger Games.
There is only one rule: kill or be killed. When sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen steps forward to take her younger sister\'s place in the games, she sees it as a death sentence.
But Katniss has been close to death before. For her, survival is second nature.
Bag of Bones. When Mike Noonans wife dies unexpectedly, the bestselling author suffers from writers block.
Until he is drawn to his summer home, the beautiful lakeside retreat called Sara Laughs. Here Mike finds the once familiar town in the tyrannical grip of millionaire Max Devore.
Devore is hell-bent on getting custody of his deceased sons daughter and is twisting the fabric of the community to this purpose. Three year old Kyra and her young mother turn to Mike for help.
And Mike finds them increasingly irresistible. But there are other more sinister forces at Sara Laughs - and Kyra can feel them too.
\nThe Shining. Danny is only five years old, but in the words of old Mr Hallorann he is a shiner, aglow with psychic voltage.
When his father becomes caretaker of the Overlook Hotel,.