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The end of procrastination - Petr Ludwig

Autor : Petr Ludwig, The new book about procrastination from Petr Ludwig is coming! Do you know the feeling, when you are not able to start with some important task? Is it happening to you that you are postponing things even you want to do them? Are you trying to convince yourself to do something, but you fail to act? This is procrastination. Petr Ludwig’s book is based on the latest researches from universities around the world, which are dealing with the different areas like human decision...

President´s Shadow - Meltzer Brad

The number one New York Times bestselling author of THE INNER CIRCLE delivers the third novel in the blockbuster Culper Ring Trilogy.Beecher White, a humble archivist at the U.S. National Archives by day, has a secret: he belongs to the Culper Ring, a network of spies founded by George Washington during the American Revolution. Over the course of his time working for the Culper Ring, White has discovered countless secrets and saved more lives than he knows - including the President's.And t...

CONFESSIONS OF A SHOPAHOLIC - KINSELLA, S.

Meet Rebecca Bloomwood. She's a journalist. She spends her working life telling others how to manage their money. She spends her leisure time ...shopping. Retail therapy is the answer to all her problems. She knows she should stop, but she can't. She tries cutting back, she tries making more money. But neither seems to work. The stories she concocts become more and more fantastic as she tries to untangle her increasingly dire financial difficulties. Her only comfort is to buy herself something ...

CARRIE´S WAR - BAWDEN, N.

Albert, Carrie and young Nick are war-time evacuees whose lives get so tangled up with the people they've come to live among that the war and their real families seem to belong to another world. Carrie and Nick are billeted in Wales with old Mr Evans, who is so mean and cold, and his timid mouse of a sister, Lou, who suddenly starts having secrets. Their friend Albert is luckier, living in Druid's Bottom with warm-hearted Hepzibah Green and the strange Mister Johnny, who can talk to animals but...

BARNABY RUDGE (Oxford World´s Classics New Edition) - DICKEN...

'What dark history is this?' This is the question that hangs over Dickens's brooding novel of mayhem and murder in the eighteenth century. Set in London at the time of the anti-Catholic Gordon Riots, Barnaby Rudge tells a story of individuals caught up in the mindless violence of the mob. Lord George Gordon's dangerous appeal to old religious prejudices is interwoven with the murder mystery surrounding the father of the simple-minded Barnaby. The discovery of the murderer and his involvement in...

Before I Go to Sleep - S. J. Watson

Autor : S. J. Watson, The gripping international bestseller from exciting new writer SJ Watson. Memories define us. So what if you lost yours every time you went to sleep? Your name, your identity, your past, even the people you love - all forgotten overnight. And the one person you trust may only be telling you half the story. Welcome to Christine's life. An original, haunting, and deeply chilling debut.Druh sortimentu : Kniha, Before I Go to Sleep, Jazyk : Angličtina, Počet stran : 372

JACOB´S ROOM (Oxford World´s Classics New Edition) - WOOLF, ...

Jacob's Room is Virginia Woolf's first truly experimental novel. It is a portrait of a young man, who is both representative and victim of the social values which led Edwardian society into war. Jacob's life is traced from the time he is a small boy playing on the beach, through his years in Cambridge, then in artistic London, and finally making a trip to Greece, but this is no orthodox Bildungsroman. Jacob is presented in glimpses, in fragments, as Woolf breaks down traditional ways of represe...

THE WILD ASS´S SKIN (Oxford World´s Classics New Edition) - ...

The first new English translation for more than 35 years of Balzac's extraordinary novel, a compelling mixture of psychological realism, wild fantasy, romance, and philosophy. One of the key novels in Balzac's Comédie humaine, The Wild Ass's Skin is freshly translated by Helen Constantine, capturing Balzac's stylistic energy and exuberance. Wide-ranging introduction considers the multiple perspectives of the novel, from its initial cultural and material contexts, its conceptualization of histor...

Gulliver´s Travels - Jonathan Swift

Autor : Jonathan Swift, Jonathan Swift’s best known full-length work, and a classic of English literature. In this Reader you will find: information about Jonathan Swift’s life | CLIL History: European Exploration | glossary | comprehension activities | exit test Tags Classic | literature | satire Gulliver is a doctor on a ship. He travels from England to many places. He meets little people and giants, he meets people from the past and horses who can talk. He also encounters pirates and terribl...

Gulliver´s Travels - Swift Jonathan

Gulliver´s Travels - Swift Jonathan Jonathan Swift’s best known full-length work, and a classic of English literature. In this Reader you will find: information about Jonathan Swift’s life | CLIL History: European Exploration | glossary | comprehension activities | exit test Tags Classic | literature | satire Gulliver is a doctor on a ship. He travels from England to many places. He meets little people and giants, he meets people from the past and horses who can talk. He also encounters pirates...

SYLVIA´S LOVERS (Oxford World´s Classics New Second Edition)...

A new edition of Gaskell's tragic novel that provides the fullest contextual account of her literary influences and the historical background to the novel's setting. Introduction considers the positioning of the novel in relation to other contemporary Victorian writers, in particular the Brontës. New account of the manuscript, textua,l and publication history, and reception of the novel. Two appendices on time in the novel and the press-gang ballads that inform the plot. Rich explanatory notes ...

THE BODHICARYAVATARA (Oxford World´s Classics New Edition) -...

Written in India in the early eighth century AD, Santideva's Bodhicaryavatara became one of the most popular accounts of the Buddhist's spiritual path. The Bodhicaryavatara takes as its subject the profound desire to become a Buddha and save all beings from suffering. The person who enacts such a desire is a Bodhisattva. Santideva not only sets out what the Bodhisattva must do and become, he also invokes the intense feelings of aspiration which underlie such a commitment, using language which h...

REPETITION AND PHILOSOPHICAL CRUMBS (Oxford World´s Classics...

"The love of repetition is in truth the only happy love." So says Constantine Constantius on the first page of Kierkegaard's Repetition. Life itself, according to Kierkegaard's pseudonymous narrator, is a repetition, and in the course of this witty, playful work Constantius explores the nature of love and happiness, the passing of time and the importance of moving forward (and backward). The ironically entitled Philosophical Crumbs pursues the investigation of faith and love and their tense rel...

JONATHAN WILD (Oxford World´s Classics New Edition) - FIELDI...

'he carried Good-nature to that wonderful and uncommon Height, that he never did a single Injury to Man or Woman, by which he himself did not expect to reap some Advantage' The real-life Jonathan Wild, gangland godfather and self-styled 'Thieftaker General', controlled much of the London underworld until he was executed for his crimes in 1725. Even during his lifetime his achievements attracted attention; after his death balladeers sang of his exploits, and satirists made connections between hi...

DK GRAPHIC READER 4: INSTRUMENTS OF DEATH - ROSS, S.

Witness an account of intrigue and death at the court of the Emperor Watch the past come to life in this gripping comic-book story. Travel back in time to Ancient China. Meet Shen, a talented zither player taken from his home to play for the great Emperor at court. It´s a great honour and a dangerous mission. On his travels, Shen is attacked by pirates and becomes a hero, rescuing friends of the Emperor from certain death - as a reward he´s asked to play at a great banquet. But how safe is this...

Let´s Explore Diabetes With Owls - David Sedaris

Let´s Explore Diabetes With Owls - David Sedaris A guy walks into a bar ...From here the story could take many turns. A guy walks into a bar and meets the love of his life. A guy walks into a bar and finds no one else is there. When this guy is David Sedaris, the possibilities are endless. In Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls, Sedaris delights with twists of humour and intelligence, remembering his father's dinnertime attire (shirtsleeves and underpants) his first colonoscopy (remarkab...

Standing in Another Man´s Grav - Rankin Ian

REBUS IS BACK. The superb No.1 bestseller from 'Britain's best crime novelist' EXPRESS A series of seemingly random disappearances - stretching back to the millennium. A mother determined to find the truth. A retired cop desperate to get his old life back...It's been some time since Rebus was forced to retire, and he now works as a civilian in a cold-case unit. So when a long-dead case bursts back to life, he can't resist the opportunity to get his feet under the CID de...

Standing in Another Man´s Grav - Ian Rankin

Standing in Another Man´s Grav - Ian Rankin A series of seemingly random disappearances - stretching back to the millennium. A mother determined to find the truth. A retired cop desperate to get his old life back ...It's been some time since Rebus was forced to retire, and he now works as a civilian in a cold-case unit. So when a long-dead case bursts back to life, he can't resist the opportunity to get his feet under the CID desk once more. But Rebus is as stubborn and anarchic as ev...

DK GRAPHIC READER 4: THE PRICE OF VICTORY - ROSS, S.

Witness a tale of rivalry and sabotage at the Olympic Games Watch the past come to life in this gripping comic-book tale. Travel back in time to the Olympic Games in Ancient Greece and meet Pylades and his brother Kinesias, a champion athlete. From falling statues to sinking boats, join the brothers on their dangerous adventure, as it becomes clear someone wants to murder Kinesias before he can compete. But can they stop the person behind this dastardly assassination plot before the Games begin?

DK GRAPHIC READER 4: THE TERROR TRAIL - ROSS, S.

Witness a tale of faith and justice in the Colosseum Watch the past come to life in this gripping comic-book tale. Travel back in time to Ancient Rome and meet Publius and Sabina as they’re stolen from their injured father and sold into slavery. Follow their dangerous adventure as brother and sister escape the clutches of their owners, only to be captured and sold again as arena slaves in the Colosseum. Here they find themselves face-to-face with their Dad and some bloodthirsty lions. Will they...

AUTHORS IN CONTEXT: GEOFFREY CHAUCER (Oxford World´s Classic...

Chaucer lived through a period of extraordinary upheaval: a protracted war with France, devastating plague, the peasants' revolt, religious controversy, and the overthrow of the king. Compact and comprehensive, this book offers a wide-ranging account of the medieval society from which works such as The Canterbury Tales and Troilus and Criseyde sprang, and shows how these and other works manifest that society in fictional form. Significant aspects of the literary scene, such as patronage, audien...

A HOUSE IN THE HIGH HILLS - SCOTT, S.

'I was warned by all those who knew me that to take on a project like this was madness.' At the peak of her fast-paced career, presenter and interviewer Selina Scott bought a house in the Tramuntana hills of Mallorca. It was a dilapidated old farmhouse without even mains electricity or water, but she had fallen in love with the beauty and peace of the surroundings, and the promise of an escape from her high-pressured job and unwelcome tabloid attention. Selina begins to settle into Mediterranea...

Before I Go To Sleep (film tie-in) - Watson S. J.

Memories define us. So what if you lost yours every time you went to sleep? Your name, your identity, your past, even the people you love - all forgotten overnight. And the one person you trust may only be telling you half the story. Welcome to Christine's life. Now a major fil m starring Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth and Mark Strong.

A Captain´s Duty - Richard Philips

A Captain´s Duty - Richard Philips 8th April 2009 was just an ordinary day for 53 -year-old Richard Phillips, captain of the United States-registered cargo vessel, the Maersk Alabama, as it headed towards the port of Mombasa. Ordinary that is until, two hundred or so miles off the east coast of Africa, armed Somali pirates attacked and boarded the freighter. It was the first time an American cargo ship had been hijacked in over 200 years. What the pirates didn't expect was that the crew wo...

The Bazaar of Bad Dreams - King, S.

A thrilling collection of twenty stories - some brand new, some published in magazines, all entirely brilliant and assembled in one book for the first time - with a wonderful bonus: in addition to his introduction to the whole collection, King gives readers a fascinating introduction to each story with autobiographical comments on their origins and motivation... The No. 1 bestselling writer has dazzled readers with his genius as a writer of novellas and short story fiction since his first colle...

Game Of Scones (The Little Teashop) - Tonge, S.

A story of icing and flour… and how love doesn’t always go to plan! Growing up, Pippa Pattinson’s summers were spent in the idyllic Greek island fishing village of Taxos. There she spent many long hazy days determinedly ignoring thoughts of the life her parents had mapped out for her (a dreary-but-secure accounting job and obligatory sensible husband!) Instead she daydreamed of running her own tea shop – serving the perfect scones – with mocha-eyed childhood friend Niklaus by her side… Arriving...

Where My Heart Used to Beat - Faulks, S.

On a small island off the south coast of France, Robert Hendricks, an English doctor who has seen the best and the worst the twentieth century had to offer, is forced to confront the events that made up his life. His host, and antagonist, is Alexander Pereira, a man whose time is running out, but who seems to know more about his guest than Hendricks himself does. The search for sanity takes us through the war in Italy in 1944, a passionate love that seems to hold out hope, the great days of ide...

WINNIE´S MAGIC MOMENTS - PAUL, K., THOMAS, V.

Life is never dull for Winnie the Witch! There's the time she is getting ready to perform at the witches' magic show but then accidentally puts her magic wand in the washing machine, along with her party dress. It comes out crumpled and certainly not in working order! And there's the day Winnie decides to load all her magic onto her new computer and throw away her book of spells, only to discover that the computer has disappeared into thin air, taking her precious Wilbur with it! And, if that w...

RESURRECTION (Oxford World´s Classics New Edition) - TOLSTOY...

Resurrection (1899) is the last of Tolstoy's major novels. It tells the story of a nobleman's attempt to redeem the suffering his youthful philandering inflicted on a peasant girl who ends up a prisoner in Siberia. Tolstoy's vision of redemption achieved through loving forgiveness, and his condemnation of violence, dominate the novel. An intimate, psychological tale of guilt, anger, and forgiveness, Resurrection is at the same time a panoramic description of social life in Russia at the end of ...

The Major Works (Oxford World´s Classics) - Bacon, F.

Although he had a distinguished career as a lawyer and statesman, Francis Bacon's lifelong goal was to improve and extend human knowledge. In The Advancement of Learning (1605) he made a brilliant critique of the deficiencies of previous systems of thought and proposed improvements to knowledge in every area of human life. He conceived the Essays (1597, much enlarged in 1625) as a study of the formative influences on human behaviour, psychological and social. In The New Atlantis (1626) he outli...

Oxford Starter Chinese Dictionary - Yuan, B., Church, S.

This revolutionary new dictionary is designed to give you a comprehensive introduction to Chinese in a completely new way. It covers all the vocabulary learners will need in their first years of study and gives unique guidance to the grammar and usage of the language. This dictionary is created specifically for beginners: colour headwords and translations; no confusing abbreviations; warning symbols show potential problem areas. There are thousands of example phrases drawn from real-life situat...

SELECTED LETTERS (Oxford World´s Classics New Edition) - SEN...

'You ask what is the proper measure of wealth? The best measure is to have what is necessary, and next best, to have enough. Keep well!' The letters written by the Stoic philosopher and tragedian Seneca to his friend Lucilius are in effect moral essays, whose purpose is to reinforce Lucilius' struggle to achieve wisdom and serenity, uninfluenced by worldly emotions. Seneca advises his friend on how to do without what is superfluous, whether on the subject of happiness, riches, reputation, or th...

PRAETERITA (Oxford World´s Classics New Edition) - RUSKIN, J...

John Ruskin was one of the most influential men of his day, and Praeterita, his autobiography, offers fascinating insights into many of the topics in which he was pre-eminent: art, architecture, J. M. W. Turner, nature, politics, and travel. This is the first major new edition since 1908, including passages excised from the original printed editions. The Introduction sets the autobiography in the context of Ruskin's life at the time of writing and discusses its fractured nature and unique style...

THE GRASMERE AND ALFOXDEN JOURNALS (Oxford World´s Classics ...

'I went & sat with W & walked backwards & forwards in the Orchard till dinner time - he read me his poem. I broiled Beefsteaks.' Dorothy Wordsworth's journals are a unique record of her life with her brother William, at the time when he was at the height of his poetic powers. Invaluable for the insight they give into the daily life of the poet and his friendship with Coleridge, they are also remarkable for their spontaneity and immediacy, and for the vivid descriptions of people, places, and in...

The Girl in the Spider´s Web : Continuing Stieg Larsson´s Millennium Series - Lagercrantz David

THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO IS BACK WITH A UK NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist have not been in touch for some time. Then Blomkvist is contacted by renowned Swedish scientist Professor Balder. Warned that his life is in danger, but more concerned for his son's well-being, Balder wants Millennium to publish his story - and it is a terrifying one. More interesting to Blomkvist than Balder's world-leading advances in Artificial Intelligence, is his connecti...

The Girl in the Spider´s Web : Continuing Stieg Larsson´s Millennium Series - Lagercrantz David

THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO IS BACK WITH A UK NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist have not been in touch for some time. Then Blomkvist is contacted by renowned Swedish scientist Professor Balder. Warned that his life is in danger, but more concerned for his son's well-being, Balder wants Millennium to publish his story - and it is a terrifying one. More interesting to Blomkvist than Balder's world-leading advances in Artificial Intelligence, is his connecti...

Transcend 16GB microSDHC (Class 10) High Endurance MLC průmyslová paměťová karta (s adaptérem), 21MB/s R, 20MB/s W

Transcend 16GB microSDHC (Class 10) High Endurance MLC průmyslová paměťová karta (s adaptérem), 21MB/s R, 20MB/s W High Endurance microSDXC/SDHC Aimed at car video recorders, security cameras and surveillance systems, Transcend's high endurance microSDXC/SDHC card is built with high-quality MLC NAND flash chips to withstand up to 12,000 hours of Full HD video recording*, providing long-life durability and prolonged endurance. To ensure the utmost level of reliability, the high endurance micro...

Transcend 32GB microSDHC (Class 10) High Endurance MLC průmyslová paměťová karta (s adaptérem), 21MB/s R, 20MB/s W

Transcend 32GB microSDHC (Class 10) High Endurance MLC průmyslová paměťová karta (s adaptérem), 21MB/s R, 20MB/s W High Endurance microSDXC/SDHC Aimed at car video recorders, security cameras and surveillance systems, Transcend's high endurance microSDXC/SDHC card is built with high-quality MLC NAND flash chips to withstand up to 12,000 hours of Full HD video recording*, providing long-life durability and prolonged endurance. To ensure the utmost level of reliability, the high endurance micro...

Transcend 16GB microSDHC (Class 10) High Endurance MLC průmyslová paměťová karta (s adaptérem), 21MB/s R, 20MB/s W

Transcend 16GB microSDHC (Class 10) High Endurance MLC průmyslová paměťová karta (s adaptérem), 21MB/s R, 20MB/s W High Endurance microSDXC/SDHC Aimed at car video recorders, security cameras and surveillance systems, Transcend's high endurance microSDXC/SDHC card is built with high-quality MLC NAND flash chips to withstand up to 12,000 hours of Full HD video recording*, providing long-life durability and prolonged endurance. To ensure the utmost level of reliability, the high endurance micro...

NO MAN´S NIGHTINGALE - akce HB - Ruth Rendell

No Man's Nightingale: the eagerly anticipated twenty-fourth title in Ruth Rendell's bestselling Detective Chief Inspector Wexford series. Sarah Hussain was not popular with many people in the community of Kingsmarkham. She was born of mixed parents - a white Irishwoman and an immigrant Indian Hindu. She was also the Reverend of St Peter's church. But it came as a profound shock to everyone when she was found strangled in the vicarage. A garrulous cleaner, Maxine, also shared by the Wexfords, di...