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For Leila, each minute after her death brings a sensuous memory: the taste of spiced goat stew, sacrificed by her father to celebrate the long-awaited birth of a son; the sight of bubbling vats of lemon and sugar which the women use to wax their legs whil
Featuring Nick Hornby, this book includes about 31 songs written by that either have some great significance in his life - or are just songs that he loves. He discusses, among other things, guitar solos and losing your virginity to a Rod Stewart song and
Based on a collection of recipes that the author made while living in France, Italy, the Greek islands and Egypt, the author gives us hearty pasta and polenta dishes from Italy; aromatic and tangy salads from Turkey and Greece; and tasty seafood and saffr
Contains twelve of author's celebrated short stories, together with "The Grass Harp" and "Breakfast at Tiffany's". This title also includes various sketches of places from Tangiers to Brooklyn, and insights into the lives of his contemporaries, from Jane
Walking in the Pyrenees one spring morning the author stumbled upon a magnificent ruined mansion standing on edge of a line of huge cliffs. This title chronicles the original discovery, the attempts to discover its history, and then the years trying to br
A Christmas Carol is one of Charles Dickens' most loved books - a true classic and a Christmas time must-read.
Intimidated by her father, the rector of Knype Hill, Dorothy performs her submissive roles of dutiful daughter and bullied housekeeper. Her thoughts are taken up with the costumes she is making for the church school play. Suddenly her routine shatters and
The ordinary folk of New Orleans seem to think he is unhinged as well. Ignatius ignores them as he heaves his vast bulk through the city's fleshpots in a noble crusade against vice, modernity and ignorance. But his momma has a nasty surprise in store for
Ignatius J Reilly is fat, flatulent, eloquent and almost unemployable. By the standards of ordinary folk he is pretty much unhinged, too. But is he bothered by this? No. For this misanthropic crusader against an America fallen into vice and ignorance has
This is a reader covering Tolstoy's later beliefs after he had rejected orthodox religion. The book mainly draws on "Confession" (1879), "What is My Faith?" (1884) and other occasional pieces.
When Connecticut mechanic and foreman Hank Morgan is knocked unconscious, he wakes not to the familiar scenes of nineteenth-century America but to the bewildering sights and sounds of sixth-century Camelot. This is a darkly comic consideration of the natu
Includes exquisite reflections on life's fleeting pleasures by a thirteenth-century Japanese monk are delicately attuned to nature and the senses.
Meet the Londons, a family in need of a friend. Gerry and Bernie London are proud parents of Tony, Sean and Ned, three wayward lads whose lives have suddenly reached crisis points. The Londons also have a new lodger a mysterious rockabilly called Gervase.
Jack is a cash-strapped single mum living in Southend. When she found herself with a shopping budget of just GBP10 a week to feed herself and her young son, she addressed the situation with immense resourcefulness, creativity and by embracing her local su
Part of a series of twelve books tied to the twelve lines of the London Underground, this title looks at the relationship between city and country, and how this brings out the power of nature.
After seven years of marriage, the beautiful Lady Brenda Last is bored with life at Hetton Abbey, the Gothic mansion that is the pride and joy of her husband, Tony. She drifts into an affair with the shallow socialite John Beaver and forsakes Tony for the
In the middle of a family lunch Teresa, just married, goes to the bathroom, unbuttons her blouse and shoots herself in the heart. What made her kill herself immediately after her honeymoon?
A masterpiece of Russian prose, Lermontov's only novel was influential for many later nineteenth-century authors, including Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky and Chekhov. It features Pechorin who is a dangerous man, Byronic in his wasted gifts and his cynicism, and de
In a rising Saudi Arabian city, far from weary, recession-scarred America, a struggling businessman pursues a last-ditch attempt to stave off foreclosure, pay his daughter's college tuition, and finally do something great.
A Jewish Baker’s Pastry Secrets RECIPES FROM A NEW YORK BAKING LEGEND FOR STRUDEL, STOLLEN, DANISHES, PUFF PASTRY, AND MORE
This follow-up to the author’s James Beard award-winning Secrets of a Jewish Bakeris a charming collection of European-style bakery classics, such as coffee cake and strudel.
This work follows Daniel Defoe's fictional narrator as he traces the devastating progress of the plague through the streets of London. Here we see a city transformed - some of its streets suspiciously empty and some overwhelmingly full of the sounds and s
Billy Casper is a boy with nowhere to go and nothing to say; part of the limbo generation of school leavers too old for lessons and too young to know anything about the outside world. He hates and is hated. His family and friends are mean and tough and th
In this deeply involved study of the German Upper Class before 1914 , Sybille Bedford has re-created a way of life in a manner that is absorbing, moving and sometimes very funny.
As Minister for Culture, the Honourable M A Nanga is 'a man of the people', as cynical as he is charming, and a roguish opportunist. This work deals with modern African history.
Features Jonathan Swift's (1667-1745) devastating short satire on how to solve a famine.
In the summer of 1920 two men, both war survivors meet in the quiet English countryside. One is living in the church, intent upon uncovering and restoring an historical wall painting while the other camps in the next field in search of a lost grave.
Stella Rode has twice disturbed the ancient cloisters of Carne School: firstly by being the wrong sort, with her doilies and china ducks, and secondly by being murdered. George Smiley, who has his own connection with the school, is asked by an old Service
'I did have hallucinations, but did they harm anyone? Who did they harm, that's what I'd like to know!' This title features three disturbing tales of supernatural hallucinations, hysterical obsession and moral decay. It includes fables, decadence, heartbr
Part of a series of twelve books tied to the twelve lines of the London Underground, this title tells the darkly humorous tales of the author's escapades on the Tube.
Include thirty-three tales that focus on the relationships between men and women, between brothers and sisters, and between masters and servants. This title explores the dualistic nature of the human character and reveals nobility, civility and generosity
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