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The Great Zoo of China - Reilly Matthew

The Great Zoo of China - Reilly Matthew A high-concept, action-packed thriller from the bestselling author of SCARECROW AND THE ARMY OF THIEVES.The Chinese government has been keeping a secret for forty years: they have found a species of animal no one believed even existed that will amaze the world.Now the Chinese are ready to unveil their astonishing discovery within the greatest zoo ever constructed. A small group of VIPs and journalists has been brought to the zoo deep within China to see i...

The Queen - Kolektiv

The Queen - Kolektiv Great Britain, 1997. The Labour Party are in power for the first time in eighteen years and, for a time, the mood in Great Britain is buoyant. However, as news of the tragic death of Princess Diana rocks the country, Queen Elizabeth II struggles with her reaction and finds herself with difficult personal and professional decisions to make. z kategorie Knihy | Cizojazyčná literatura | English literature od INFOA naleznete ne e-shopu KnihyDobrovsky.cz!

Secret of Chimneys - Agatha Christie

Secret of Chimneys - Agatha Christie The combined forces of Scotland Yard and the French Surete can do no better than go in circles - until the final murder at Chimneys, the great country estate that yields up an amazing secret. This new "signature edition" is the first to feature Superintendent Battle and "Bundle" Brent. z kategorie Knihy | Cizojazyčná literatura | English literature | Fiction and Literature | Mystery and Crime od naleznete ne e-shopu KnihyDobrovsky.cz!

Three Act Tragedy - Agatha Christie

Three Act Tragedy - Agatha Christie At an apparently respectable dinner party, a vicar is the first to die! Thirteen guests arrived at dinner at the actor's house. It was to be a particularly unlucky evening for the mild-mannered Reverend Stephen Babbington, who choked on his cocktail, went into convulsions and died. But when his martini glass was sent for chemical analysis, there was no trace of poison -- just as Poirot had predicted. Even more troubling for the great detective, there was...

Amerika - Kafka Franz

Amerika - Kafka Franz A lyrical translation of Kafka´s first novel – a menacing allegory of modern lifeKarl Rossman has been banished by his parents to America, following a family scandal. There, with unquenchable optimism, he throws himself into the strange experiences that lie before him as he slowly makes his way into the interior of the great continent. Although Kafka's first novel (begun in 1911 and never finished), can be read as a menacing allegory of modern life, it is also infused...

The Silmarillion - Tolkien J.R.R.

The Silmarillion - Tolkien J.R.R. The popular paperback edition with a cover design by Tolkien himself, to complement the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings paperbacks. Includes a special preface by J.R.R. Tolkien. The Silmarillion is an account of the Elder Days, of the First Age of Tolkien's world. It is the ancient drama to which the characters in The Lord of the Rings look back, and in whose events some of them such as Elrond and Galadriel took part. The tales of The Silmarillion are set in ...

Stalin: Paradoxes of Power, 1878-1928, v.1 - Stephen Kotkin

Stalin: Paradoxes of Power, 1878-1928, v.1 - Stephen Kotkin In January 1928 Stalin, the ruler of the largest country in the world, boarded a train bound for Siberia where he would embark upon the greatest gamble of his political life. He was about to begin uprooting and collectivization of agriculture and industry across the entire Soviet Union. Millions would die, and many more would suffer. Where did such great, monstrous power come from? The first of three volumes, the product of a decade of...

The Childhood of Jesus - John Maxwell Coetzee

The Childhood of Jesus - Coetzee John Maxwell After crossing oceans, a man and a boy – both strangers to each other – arrive in a new land. David, the boy, has lost his mother and Simón vows to look after him. In this strange new country they are assigned a new name, a new birthday, a new life.Knowing nothing of their surroundings, nor the language or customs, they are determined to find David’s mother. Though the boy has no memory of her, Simón is certain he will recognize her at first sight...

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage - Haruki Murakami

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage - Haruki Murakami "Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage" is the long-awaited new novel--a book that sold more than a million copies the first week it went on sale in Japan--from the award-winning, internationally best-selling author Haruki Murakami. Here he gives us the remarkable story of Tsukuru Tazaki, a young man haunted by a great loss; of dreams and nightmares that have unintended consequences for the world aro...

Catch As Catch Can - Heller Joseph

Catch As Catch Can - Heller Joseph Not many writers introduce a phrase – let alone a whole idea – into the language. In Catch-22, Joseph Heller invented a motif for the modern world. The book shaped everything that came after it, establishing Heller's reputation as one of the greatest American writers of the twentieth century. But where did the author who was able to create that novel come from? And what happened to those remarkable characters? In Catch as Catch Can, Joseph Heller’s storie...

Charles IV. / Karel IV (anglicky) - Ježková Alena

Charles IV. / Karel IV (anglicky) - Ježková Alena Nádherně ilustrovaný příběh o životě Karla IV. v angličtině. This is a book about an emperor and a small boy, a husband, a father, a general, a man of learning and a writer. For Charles IV (1316–1378), King of Bohemia and Holy Roman Emperor, was all of these. Charles had great talents and was born to high estate, a lucky combination that enabled him to fulfil his courageous visions. His private life too makes a great story, full of dramatic turn...

The Norse Mythology - Gaiman Neil

The Norse Mythology - Gaiman Neil The great Norse myths are woven into the fabric of our storytelling – from Tolkien, Alan Garner and Rosemary Sutcliff to Game of Thrones and Marvel Comics. They are also an inspiration for Neil Gaiman's own award-bedecked, bestselling fiction. Now he reaches back through time to the original source stories in a thrilling and vivid rendition of the great Norse tales. Gaiman's gods are thoroughly alive on the page – irascible, visceral, playful, passion...

The City of Mirrors - Cronin Justin

The City of Mirrors - Cronin Justin The publishing phenomenon that began with the astonishing worldwide bestseller THE PASSAGE now comes to its epic conclusion. Soon to be an explosive drama on Fox from writer Elizabeth Heldens and executive producer Ridley Scott. In life I was a scientist called Fanning. Then, in a jungle in Bolivia, I died. I died, and then I was brought back to life... Prompted by a voice that lives in her blood, the fearsome warrior known as Alicia of Blades is drawn toward...

Fall of Arthur - J R R Tolkien

Fall of Arthur - J R R Tolkien The world first publication of a previously unknown work by J.R.R. Tolkien, which tells the extraordinary story of the final days of England's legendary hero, King Arthur. The Fall of Arthur, the only venture by J.R.R. Tolkien into the legends of Arthur King of Britain, may well be regarded as his finest and most skilful achievement in the use of the Old English alliterative metre, in which he brought to his transforming perceptions of the old narratives a pe...

The Fall of Arthur - Tolkien J.R.R.

The Fall of Arthur - Tolkien J.R.R. The world first publication of a previously unknown work by J.R.R. Tolkien, which tells the extraordinary story of the final days of England's legendary hero, King Arthur. The Fall of Arthur, the only venture by J.R.R. Tolkien into the legends of Arthur King of Britain, may well be regarded as his finest and most skilful achievement in the use of the Old English alliterative metre, in which he brought to his transforming perceptions of the old narratives...

Second Foundation #3 - Isaac Asimov

Second Foundation #3 - Isaac Asimov Isaac Asimov's Foundation novels are one of the great masterworks of science fiction. As unsurpassed blend of nonstop action, daring ideas, and extensive world-building, they chronicle the struggle of a courageous group of men and women dedicated to preserving humanity's light in a galaxy plunged into a nightmare of ignorance and violence thirty thousand years long. After years of struggle, the Foundation lies in ruins—destroyed by the mutant mind p...

Ansel Adams: 400 Photographs (pb) - Ansel Adams

Ansel Adams: 400 Photographs (pb) - Ansel Adams The New York Times bestselling collection in trade paperback for the first time. Beautifully reproduced and cleanly presented, the four hundred images in this volume represent the finest work of a pre-eminent landscape photographer. The photographs are arranged chronologically into five major periods in order to convey Adams's maturation as an artist - from his first photographs in 1916 to his last great photograph in 1968. ANSEL ADAMS' ...

All Quiet on the Western Front [Im Westen nichts Neues] - Erich M Remarque

All Quiet on the Western Front [Im Westen nichts Neues] - Erich M Remarque Paul Baumer enlisted with his classmates in the German army of World War I. Youthful, enthusiastic, they become soldiers. But despite what they have learned, they break into pieces under the first bombardment in the trenches. And as horrible war plods on year after year, Paul holds fast to a single vow: to fight against the principles of hate that meaninglessly pits young men of the same generation but different uniforms...

Zaha Hadid - Philip Jodidio

Zaha Hadid - Philip Jodidio Zaha Hadid was a revolutionary architect, who for many years built almost nothing, despite winning critical acclaim. Some even said her audacious, futuristic designs were unbuildable. During the latter years of her life, Hadid’s daring visions became a reality, bringing a unique new architectural language to cities and structures as varied as the Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art in Cincinnati, hailed by The New York Times as “the most important new building in A...

A Knight of the seven Kingdoms - Martin George R. R.

A Knight of the seven Kingdoms - Martin George R. R. A century before A GAME OF THRONES, two unlikely heroes wandered Westeros…A KNIGHT OF THE SEVEN KINGDOMS compiles the first three official prequel novellas to George R.R. Martin’s ongoing masterwork, A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE.Before Tyrion Lannister and Podrick Payne there was Dunk and Egg.A young, naive but courageous hedge knight, Ser Duncan the Tall towers above his rivals – in stature if not experience. Tagging along with him is his diminuti...

PATH THE

Path - Gross-Loh INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER Harvard's most popular professor explains how thinkers from Confucius to Zhuangzi can transform our lives The first book of its kind, The Path draws on the work of the great but largely unknown Chinese philosophers to offer a profound guide to living well. By explaining what these teachings reveal about subjects from decision-making to relationships, it challenges some of our deepest held assumptions, forcing us to &...

Symbolism - Norbert Wolf

Symbolism - Norbert Wolf First applied to the poems of Stéphane Mallarmé and Paul Verlaine in 1886, the term “symbolist” was soon applied to the visual arts where a realistic depiction of the natural world gave way to imaginary dream scenes of psychological, sexual, and mystical content. Symbolism was a broad international phenomenon but particularly present in France, where painters such as Gustave Moreau and Odilon Redon turned their backs on realism, naturalism, and impressionism to populate...

Weiss Rachel: The Thing About Prague

The Thing About Prague - Weiss Rachel When Rachael Weiss left a good job, Thelma the cat and a normal life in Sydney for the romantic dream of being a writer in Prague she intended to stay forever. She lasted just three years, exasperated by the eccentricities of her ancestral city and its mind-boggling bureaucracy and customs.In this surprising and generous memoir full of warmth and unstoppable sociability, Rachael attempts to write her great novel, buy an apartment (any apartment!), dodge uns...

Shantaram (anglicky) - neuveden

Shantaram (anglicky) - neuveden * A publishing sensation: a stunning novel based on the author's dramatic and extraordinary true story of life on the run in the Bombay underworld* 'A literary masterpiece ... it has the grit and pace of a thriller' DAILY TELEGRAPHA novel of high adventure, great storytelling and moral purpose, based on an extraordinary true story of eight years in the Bombay underworld.'In the early 80s, Gregory David Roberts, an armed robber and heroin addic...

Borderland: A Journey Through the History of the Ukraine - Anna Reid

Borderland: A Journey Through the History of the Ukraine - Anna Reid A classic and vivid history of Ukraine, fully updated to cover the Euromaidan Revolution in 2014 and ongoing crisis in the Donbass. Centre of the first great Slav civilisation in the tenth century, then divided between warring neighbours for a millennium, Ukraine finally won independence with the collapse of the Soviet Union. Tiring of their own corrupt governments, Ukrainians have since mounted two popular revolutions, taking...

Robot Overlords (film) - Mark Stay

Robot Overlords (film) - Mark Stay To find his father, one boy must defy an empire...Three years ago, Earth was conquered by a force of robots from a distant world. They have one rule: STAY IN YOUR HOMES Step outside and you get one warning before you're vaporised by a massive robot Sentry, or a crawling Sniper, or a flying Drone. That's if the vast Cube doesn't incinerate you first. But Sean Flynn is convinced that his father - an RAF pilot who fought in the war - is still alive...

Lone Star - Paullina Simons

Lone Star - Paullina Simons Lone Star is another unforgettable love story from the best-selling author of Tully and The Bronze Horseman. Life isn't about the destination, but the journey...Chloe is weeks away from college when she embarks on a great European adventure with her boyfriend and her two best friends. Their destination is Barcelona with its promise of romance and mystery, but first they must detour through the historic cities of Eastern Europe to settle an old family debt. As th...

Cibola Burn - James S A Corey

Cibola Burn - James S A Corey The gates have opened the way to a thousand new worlds and the rush to colonise has begun. Settlers looking for a new life stream out from humanity's home planets. Illus, the first human colony on this vast new frontier, is being born in blood and fire. Independent settlers stand against the overwhelming power of a corporate colony ship with only their determination, courage and the skills learned in the long wars of home. Innocent scientists are slaughtered a...

Mammoth Hunters (Earth's Children) - Jean M Auel

Mammoth Hunters (Earth's Children) - Jean M Auel Once again, Jean M. Auel opens the door of time to reveal an age of wonder and terror at the dawn of humanity. With all the consummate storytelling artistry and vivid authenticity she brought to "The Clan Of The Cave Bear" and its sequel, "The Valley Of Horses," Jean M. Auel continues the breathtaking epic journey of the woman called Ayla. Now, with her devoted Jondalar, Ayla boldly sets forth into the land of the Mamutoi...

Friedrich - Norbert Wolf

Friedrich - Norbert Wolf The beauty of nature and man’s loneliness are dominant themes in the work of Caspar David Friedrich (1774-1840). The artist often places a small human figure in a broad landscape, as in his famous paintings Monk by the Sea and The Wanderer above the Sea of Fog. For a long time the importance and influence of this great Romantic painter were underestimated. When he died, Friedrich had already been forgotten by his contemporaries and was only rediscovered in the early 20t...

The Tolkien Treasury - Tolkien J.R.R.

The Tolkien Treasury - Tolkien J.R.R. De luxe boxed gift set of Tolkien’s most popular and charming tales; full of wit and humour, giants, dragons, magic and more, they are collected together for the first time and will delight readers of all ages.Farmer Giles did not look like a hero. He was fat and red-bearded and enjoyed a slow, comfortable life. Then one day a rather deaf and short-sighted giant blundered on to his landThe Adventures of Tom Bombadil collects hobbit-verses from the ‘Red Book...

Parade's End - Ford Madox Ford

Parade's End - Ford Madox Ford Parade's End is the great British war novel and Ford Madox Ford's major achievement as a novelist. Originally published as four linked novels between 1924 and 1928, it follows the story of Christopher Tietjens, as his life is shattered by his wife's infidelities and overturned by the mud, blood and destruction of the First World War. Tietjens, with his old-fashioned Tory values, is already out of step with the corrupt political culture of Edwar...

Two Towers (Lord of the Rings #2, film 2012) - J R R Tolkien

Two Towers (Lord of the Rings #2, film 2012) - J R R Tolkien Continuing the story of The Hobbit, this is the second part of Tolkien's epic masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings, featuring an exclusive cover image from the film, the definitive text, and a detailed map of Middle-earth. Frodo and the Companions of the Ring have been beset by danger during their quest to prevent the Ruling Ring from falling into the hands of the Dark Lord by destroying it in the Cracks of Doom. They have lost the...

Accidental Billionaires: Sex, Money, Betrayal and the Founding of Facebook - Ben Mezrich

Accidental Billionaires: Sex, Money, Betrayal and the Founding of Facebook - Ben Mezrich Eduardo Saverin and Mark Zuckerberg - an awkward maths prodigy and a painfully shy computer genius - were never going to fit in at elite, polished Harvard. Yet that all changed when master-hacker Mark crashed the university's entire computer system by creating a rateable database of female students. Narrowly escaping expulsion, the two misfits refocused the site into something less controversial - ...

The Fifth Season - Jemisinová N.K.

The Fifth Season - Jemisinová N.K. Winner of the Hugo Award for Best Novel, and shortlisted for the Nebula, Locus, World Fantasy, Kitschie and Audie awards, this is the stunning first instalment in a fantasy trilogy set in a world of volcanoes and earthquakes, where the power to control the earth is the most dangerous of all. The New York Times calls The Fifth Season 'intricate and extraordinary'A New York Times Notable Book of 2015Shortlisted for the Hugo, World Fantasy, Nebula, Kits...

Another Day - Levithan David

Another Day - Levithan David There are two sides to every love story. Even supernatural ones. This is the companion novel to David Levithan's unforgettable bestseller Every Day. Every day is the same for Rhiannon. She has convinced herself that she deserves her distant, moody boyfriend, Justin. She knows the rules: Don’t be needy. Avoid upsetting him. Never get your hopes up. Then, out of the blue, they share a perfect day together – perfect, that is, until Justin doesn’t remember anything...

Fellowship of the Ring (1) - Tolkien J.R.R.

Fellowship of the Ring (1) - Tolkien J.R.R. 'The Fellowship of the Ring' is the first part of JRR Tolkien's epic masterpiece 'The Lord of the Rings'. This paperback edition has the classic black cover featuring Tolkien's own design and includes the definitive edition of the text. In a sleepy village in the Shire, a young hobbit is entrusted with an immense task,. He must make a perilous journey across Middle-earth to the Cracks of Doom, there to destroy the Ruling ...

Vražda na faře / The Murder at the Vicarage - Zrcadlová četba - Christie Agatha

Vražda na faře / The Murder at the Vicarage - Zrcadlová četba - Christie Agatha A murder takes place at the vicarage in the small village of St. Mary Mead, its victim is the least favorite of the local population. Therefore, there are numerous people suspicious. Miss Marple, who appears in this story by Agatha Christie for the first time, follows the investigation with a great interest. Finally, this agile and bright old lady helps the police with her advice and the murderer who carried out his...

The Fourth Revolution: The Global Race to Reinvent the State - Micklethwait, Martin George R. R.

The Fourth Revolution: The Global Race to Reinvent the State - Micklethwait, Martin George R. R. In The Fourth Revolution, John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge ask: what is the state actually for? Their remarkable book describes the three great revolutions in its history, and the fourth which is happening now. In most of the states of the West, disillusion with government has become endemic. Gridlock in America; anger in much of Europe; cynicism in Britain; decreasing legitimacy everywhere. ...

Roboteer - Lamb Alex

Roboteer - Lamb Alex A fast-paced, gritty, space-opera based on cutting edge science, perfect for fans of Peter F Hamilton and Alastair ReynoldsThe starship Ariel is on a mission of the utmost secrecy, upon which the fate of thousands of lives depend. Though the ship is a mile long, its six crew are crammed into a space barely large enough for them to stand. Five are officers, geniuses in their field. The other is Will Kuno-Monet, the man responsible for single-handedly running a ship comprised...