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Life Before Man - Atwood Margaret

Life Before Man explores the lives of three people imprisoned by walls of their own construction and in thrall to the tragicomedy we call love. Elizabeth, with her controlled sensuality and suppressed

Atwood Margaret: Life Before Man

Life Before Man explores the lives of three people imprisoned by walls of their own construction and in thrall to the tragicomedy we call love. Elizabeth, with her controlled sensuality and suppressed rage, has just lost her latest lover to suicide.

Life Before Man - Atwood Margaret

Life Before Man - Atwood Margaret Life Before Man explores the lives of three people imprisoned by walls of their own construction and in thrall to the tragicomedy we call love. Elizabeth, with her controlled sensuality and suppressed rage, has just lost her latest lover to suicide. Nate, her gentle, indecisive husband, is planning to leave her for Lesje, a perennial innocent who prefers dinosaurs to men. Hanging over them all is the ghost of Elizabeth's dead lover, and the dizzying threat...

Life Before Man - Atwood Margaret

Life Before Man explores the lives of three people imprisoned by walls of their own construction and in thrall to the tragicomedy we call love. Elizabeth, with her controlled sensuality and suppressed rage, has just lost her latest lover to suicide. Nate, her gentle, indecisive husband, is planning to leave her for Lesje, a perennial innocent who prefers dinosaurs to men. Hanging over them all is the ghost of Elizabeth's dead lover, and the dizzying threat of three lives careening inevitab...

Life Before Man - Margaret Atwood

Life Before Man explores the lives of three people imprisoned by walls of their own construction and in thrall to the tragicomedy we call love. Elizabeth, with her controlled sensuality and suppressed rage, has just lost her latest lover to suicide. Nate, her gentle, indecisive husband, is planning to leave her for Lesje, a perennial innocent who prefers dinosaurs to men. Hanging over them all is the ghost of Elizabeth's dead lover, and the dizzying threat of three lives careening inevitably to...

HIDDEN MAN - CUMMING, CH.

Mark and Benjamin Keen haven’t seen their father, Christopher, for more than twenty years. He has only just begun to shed light on his life as a master spy when he is murdered in cold blood by an unidentified assassin. Was his death connected to his MI6 past? Had Christopher uncovered a dangerous conspiracy involving his eldest son? And what were his links to Moscow, Afghanistan and the Russian mafia in London? To discover the truth – and avenge their father’s death – the brothers are drawn int...

CHARMING MAN - KEYES, M.

"With This Charming Man, Marian Keyes hits her stride as a novelist with her best novel yet, telling the stories of four women who are shaped by one man. Paddy de Courcy is Ireland's debonair politician, the ""John F. Kennedy Jr. of Dublin."" His charm and charisma have taken hold of the country and the tabloids, not to mention our four heroines: Lola, Grace, Marnie, and Alicia. But though Paddy's winning smile is fooling Irish minds, the broken hearts he's left in his past offer a far more tru...

Charming Man - Keyes, M.

Lola Daly has just found out that her boyfriend - gorgeous, charming and powerful politician Paddy de Courcy - is getting married. To someone else. Heartbroken, Lola flees Dublin to a cottage in the countryside. Can a new set of friends help her to get over him? Journalist Grace Gildee wants the inside story on Paddy de Courcy's engagement. Lola refuses to talk the press but Grace won't give up. She knew Paddy a long time ago and hasn't forgotten him ...Marnie Hunter is Grace's twin sister. Wit...

Life is Elsewhere

A budding poet and his adoring mother are the central characters of this intriguing early novel by Milan Kundera. He takes us through the young man's fantasies and love affairs in a characteristic tour de force, alive with wit, eroticism and ideas.

BY NIGHTFALL - CUNNINGHAM, M.

The whole course of one’s life really can change in an instant. Peter is forty-four, prosperous, childless, the owner of a big New York apartment, a player in the NY contemporary art dealing scene. He has been married to Rebecca for close on twenty years. Their marriage is sound, in the way marriages are. Peter might even describe himself to be happy. But when Mizzy, Rebecca’s much younger brother, comes to stay, his world is turned upside down. Returning to their New York flat after work one d...

The Railway Man - Lomax Eric

The Railway Man - Lomax Eric Winner of the NCR Book Award. A naive young man, a railway enthusiast and radio buff, was caught up in the fall of the British Empire at Singapore in 1942. He was put to work on the 'Railway of Death' - the Japanese line from Thailand to Burma. Exhaustively and brutally tortured by the Japanese for making a crude radio, Lomax was emotionally ruined by his experiences. Almost 50 years after the war, however, his life was changed by the discovery that his interrogator...

Our Young Man - Edmund White

Autor : Edmund White, Guy takes on the fashion world in New York and becomes the darling of Fire Island's gay community. Never ageing, at 35 he is still modelling, helplessly enjoying lavish gifts from older men who believe he's far younger. Driven by the memory of his poor childhood, Guy lets them believe - until he finds his way of life is destroying the men he loves.With the richest representations of gay male identity from the disco era to the age of AIDS, this exquisite novel explores the ...

MAN NAMED DAVE - PELZER, D.

'I don't blame others for my problems. I stand on my own. And one day, you'll see, I'm going to make something of myself.' These words were eighteen-year-old Dave Pelzer's declaration of independence to his mother, a woman who had abused him with shocking brutality. But even years after he was rescued, his life remained a continual struggle. Dave felt rootless and awkward, an outcast haunted by memories of his years as the bruised, cowering 'It' locked in his mother's basement. Dave's dramatic ...

No Man's Land - Tolkien, S.

From the slums of London to the riches of an Edwardian country house; from the hot, dark seams of a Yorkshire coalmine to the exposed terrors of the trenches, Adam Raine’s journey from boy to man is set against the backdrop of a society violently entering the modern world. Adam Raine is a boy cursed by misfortune. His impoverished childhood in the slums of Islington is brought to an end by a tragedy that sends him north to Scarsdale, a hard-living coalmining town where his father finds work as ...

THE INNOCENT MAN - GRISHAM, J.

John Grisham's first work of non-fiction, an exploration of small town justice gone terribly awry, is his most extraordinary legal thriller yet. In the major league draft of 1971, the first player chosen from the State of Oklahoma was Ron Williamson. When he signed with the Oakland A's, he said goodbye to his hometown of Ada and left to pursue his dreams of big league glory. Six years later he was back, his dreams broken by a bad arm and bad habits - drinking, drugs and women. He began to show ...

Life is Elsewhere - Milan Kundera

A budding poet and his adoring mother are the central characters of this intriguing early novel by Milan Kundera. He takes us through the young man's fantasies and love affairs in a characteristic tou

A Little Life - Hanya Yanagihara

Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2015 A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara is an immensely powerful and heartbreaking novel of brotherly love and the limits of human endurance. When four graduates from a small Massachusetts college move to New York to make their way, they're broke, adrift, and buoyed only by their friendship and ambition. There is kind, handsome Willem, an aspiring actor; JB, a quick-witted, sometimes cruel Brooklyn-born painter seeking entry to the art world; Malcolm, a frust...

Life or Death - Robotham Michael

Life or Death - Robotham Michael The Shawshank Redemption meets No Country for Old Men in the breathtaking new novel from international bestseller Michael Robotham -- already receiving rave reviews, this is the most original, compelling thriller you'll read all year and winner of the CWA Gold Dagger Award 2015. Why would a man escape from prison the day before he's due to be released? Audie Palmer has spent a decade in prison for an armed robbery in which four people died, including two of the ...

Norwegian by Night - Derek Miller

Norwegian by Night - Derek Miller He will not admit it to Rhea and Lars - never, of course not - but Sheldon can't help but wonder what it is he's doing here... Eighty-two years old, and recently widowed, Sheldon Horowitz has grudgingly moved to Oslo, with his grand-daughter and her Norwegian husband. An ex-Marine, he talks often to the ghosts of his past - the friends he lost in the Pacific and the son who followed him into the US Army, and to his death in Vietnam. When Sheldon witnesses the m...

BY NIGHTFALL (PB) - CUNNINGHAM, M.

The whole course of one’s life really can change in an instant. Peter is forty-four, prosperous, childless, the owner of a big New York apartment, a player in the NY contemporary art dealing scene. He has been married to Rebecca for close on twenty years. Their marriage is sound, in the way marriages are. Peter might even describe himself to be happy. But when Mizzy, Rebecca’s much younger brother, comes to stay, his world is turned upside down. Returning to their New York flat after work one d...

Man's Search for Meaning - Viktor E. Frankl

Autor : Viktor E. Frankl, Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl"s memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. Between 1942 and 1945 Frankl labored in four different camps, including Auschwitz, while his parents, brother, and pregnant wife perished. Based on his own experience and the experiences of those he treated in his practice, Frankl argues that we cannot avoid suffering but we can choose how to cope with it, find...

A MAN OF PARTS - LODGE, D.

'The mind is a time machine that travels backwards in memory and forwards in prophecy, but he has done with prophecy now...' Sequestered in his blitz-battered Regent's Park house in 1944, the ailing Herbert George Wells, 'H.G.' to his family and friends, looks back on a life crowded with incident, books, and women. Has it been a success or a failure? Once he was the most famous writer in the world, 'the man who invented tomorrow'; now he feels like yesterday's man, deserted by readers and depre...

Fall of Man in Wilmslow - David Lagercrantz

A powerful tale of honour, prejudice and the twentieth century's most maltreated hero June 8, 1954. Alan Turing, the visionary mathematician, is found dead at his home in sleepy Wilmslow, dispatched by a poisoned apple. Taking the case, Detective Constable Leonard Corell quickly learns Turing is a convicted homosexual. Confident it's a suicide, he is nonetheless confounded by official secrecy over Turing's war record. What is more, Turing's sexuality appears to be causing alarm among the intell...

SAMURAI THE LAST WARRIOR - MAN, J.

The name 'Samurai' is synonymous with the ultimate warrior. With their elaborate armour, fierce swordsmanship and code of honour, the samurai have become iconic figures whose influence can still be felt today . From Kurosawa's epic Seven Samurai to the figure of Darth Vader in Star Wars, to Manga comics and video games, the figure of the fighting samurai still inspires us today. In John Man's new book we discover the truth behind the legend. From his birth in the shadow of the great volcano Sak...

A Man of Parts - Lodge David

A Man of Parts - Lodge David 'The mind is a time machine that travels backwards in memory and forwards in prophecy, but he has done with prophecy now...' Sequestered in his blitz-battered Regent's Park house in 1944, the ailing Herbert George Wells, 'H.G.' to his family and friends, looks back on a life crowded with incident, books, and women. Has it been a success or a failure? Once he was the most famous writer in the world, 'the man who invented tomorrow'; now he feels like yesterday's man, ...

A Little Life HB - Yanagihara, H.

Shortlisted for the 2015 Man Booker Prize 'Astonishing and unsettling ...A masterwork' San Francisco Chronicle 'Announces Yanagihara as a major American novelist' Wall Street Journal Brace yourself for the most astonishing, challenging, upsetting and profoundly moving book in many a season. An epic about love and friendship in the twenty-first century that goes into some of the darkest places fiction has ever traveled and yet somehow improbably breaks through into the light. When four graduates...

NOTES OF A DIRTY OLD MAN - BUKOWSKI, Ch.

"Beginning in 1967, Bukowski wrote the column ""Notes of A Dirty Old Man"" for the underground newspaper ""Open City"". Perennially drunk, broke and in search of a woman, Bukowski takes on the guise of a wise fool as he ventures through America's seedy lowlife. Peopled by Kerouac, Burroughs and other much less salubrious characters, his exploits provoke humour and despair, whilst highlighting the inherent beauty and futility of life."

The Man Who Watched Women - Michael Hjorth,Hans Rosenfeldt

The Man Who Watched Women - Michael Hjorth,Hans Rosenfeldt As a heatwave blazes in Stockholm, a series of women are found brutally murdered and the Criminal Investigation Department is getting nowhere. The murders bear all the hallmarks of Edward Hinde, the serial killer jailed by psychological profiler Sebastian Bergman fifteen years earlier. Sebastian desperately needs some order in his chaotic life. The revelation that he has a daughter, Vanja, could provide this longed-for st...

Clay Man - Irene N. Watts, Kathryn E. Shoemaker

It is 1595, and the rabbi’s son Jacob is frustrated with having to live in the walled ghetto known as Jewish Town. Why can’t he venture outside of the gates and explore the beautiful city? His father warns him that Passover is a dangerous time to be a Jew and that the people from outside accuse the Jews of dreadful deeds. But one night, Jacob follows his father and two companions as they unlock the ghetto gates and proceed to the river, where they mold a human shape from the mud of the riverban...

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I Will Marry George Clooney (... by Christmas) - Tracy Bloom

This is a brand new very funny Christmas novel, from the bestselling author of No-One Ever Has Sex on a Tuesday and Single Woman Seeks Revenge. There comes a time in every woman's life when the only answer is to marry George Clooney. For Michelle, that time is now. Slogging her guts out in a chicken factory whilst single-handedly bringing up a teenager who hates her is far from the life that 36-year-old Michelle had planned. But marrying the most eligible man on the planet by Christmas could ch...

NARRATIVE OF THE LIFE OF FREDERICK DOUGLASS, AN AMERICAN SLA...

'I was born in Tuckahoe I have no accurate knowledge of my age, never having seen any authentic record containing it. By far the larger part of the slaves know as little of their ages as horses know of theirs, and it is the wish of most masters within my knowledge to keep their slaves thus ignorant.' Thus begins the autobiography of Frederick Douglass (1818-1895) who was born into slavery in Maryland and after his escape to Massachusetts in 1838 became an ardent abolitionist and campaigner for ...

The Most Beautiful - My Life With Prince - Garcia Mayte

The Most Beautiful - My Life With Prince - Garcia Mayte In The Most Beautiful, a title inspired by the hit song Prince wrote about their legendary love story, Mayte Garcia for the first time shares the deeply personal story of their relationship and offers a singular perspective on the music icon and their world together: from their unconventional meeting backstage at a concert (and the long-distance romance that followed), to their fairy-tale wedding (and their groundbreaking ar...

Learning to Drive: And Other Life Stories (film) - Katha Pol...

Celebrated for her award-winning political columns, criticism, and poetry, Katha Pollitt now shows us another side of her talent. Learning to Drive is a surprising, revealing, and entertaining collection of stories drawn from the author’s own life. With deep feeling and sharp insight, Pollitt writes about the death of her father; the sad but noble final days of a leftist study group of which she was a member; and the betrayal and heartbreak inflicted by a man who seriously deceived her. (Her in...

Endurance : The Extraordinary Life and Times of Emil Zatopek...

"A runner must run with dreams in his heart." Emil Zatopek. In the summer of 1952 Emil Zatopek became the king of the running world with an unprecedented distance treble at the Olympic Games in Helsinki. Together with his wife Dana, who won another gold medal in the javelin, they were the embodiment of sporting romance. Born on the same day, they were champions on the same day too. Yet in 1968 this affable but eccentric Czech solider was betrayed by his Communist paymasters and cast out into wi...

Franz Kafka - A Man of His Time and Our Own - Renáta Fučíkov...

This lavish book about the most famous native of Prague Franz Kafka is intended for everyone who wishes to learn more about his life and work, and his world. It brings to life the world of Prague German literature, the world of Kafka’s interests, family and friends, and also the world of his strange stories, which continue to fascinate and puzzle both readers and experts. The author of the text is the poet, translator and Germanist Radek Maly, twice recipient of the Magnesia Litera Prize. The ...

MAN´S SEARCH FOR MEANING: THE CLASSIC TRIBUTE TO HOPE FROM T...

Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl is among the most influential works of psychiatric literature since Freud. The book begins with a lengthy, austere and deeply moving personal essay about Frankl's imprisonment in Auschwitz and other concentration camps for five years and his struggle during this time to find reasons to live. The second part of the book, called "Logotherapy in a Nutshell" describes the psychotherapeutic method that Frankl pioneered as a result of his experiences in th...

The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared - Jonas Jonasson

The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared - Jonas Jonasson The international bestselling sensation. Sitting quietly in his room in an old people's home, Allan Karlsson is waiting for a party he doesn't want to begin. His one-hundredth birthday party to be precise. The Mayor will be there. The press will be there. But, as it turns out, Allan will not . . . Escaping (in his slippers) through his bedroom window, into the flowerbed, Allan makes his getaway. And so begin...

A PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A YOUNG MAN (Oxford World´s Clas...

'Once upon a time and a very good time it was there was a moocow coming down along the road and this moocow that was coming down along the road met a nicens little boy named baby tuckoo ' So begins one of the most significant literary works of the twentieth century, and one of the most innovative. Its originality shocked contemporary readers on its publication in 1916 who found its treating of the minutiae of daily life indecorous, and its central character unappealing. Was it art or was it fil...

STIEG AND ME: MEMORIES OF MY LIFE WITH STIEG LARSSON - GABRI...

There is only one person who can tell Stieg Larsson's story other than himself - his lifelong companion and muse, Eva Gabrielsson. Here she tells the story of their 30-year romance, of Stieg's upbringing and early years, and how this shaped his morals and personality. She talks of his life-long struggle to expose Sweden's Neo-Nazis, of his struggle to keep the magazine he founded, Expo, alive, his difficult relationships with his immediate family, and the joy and relief he discovered writing Th...

The Pilot and the Little Prince: The Life of Antoine de Sain...

Antoine de Saint-Exupery was born in France in 1900, when aeroplanes were just being invented. He always dreamt of flying, and when he became a pilot as a young man, his adventures truly began. He was one of the first pilots to deliver mail by plane and, along with his fellow pilots, helped to create new routes to faraway places. Antoine flew over mountains and deserts, battled winds and storms, and even tried to break aviation records. He also crashed a number of times. From his plane he refle...

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly : A Memoir of Life in Deat...

In 1995, Jean-Dominique Bauby was the editor-in-chief of French Elle, the father of two young childen, a 44-year-old man known and loved for his wit, his style, and his impassioned approach to life. By the end of the year he was also the victim of a rare kind of stroke to the brainstem. After 20 days in a coma, Bauby awoke into a body which had all but stopped working: only his left eye functioned, allowing him to see and, by blinking it, to make clear that his mind was unimpaired. Almost mirac...

Atwood Margaret: Bluebeard´s Egg and Other Stories

Features a man who finds himself surrounded by women who are becoming pale, silent and smaller; a woman's intimate life is strangely dominated by the fear of nuclear warfare; and a melancholy teenage love is swept away by a hurricane.

Bluebeard´s Egg and Other Stories - Atwood Margaret

Features a man who finds himself surrounded by women who are becoming pale, silent and smaller; a woman's intimate life is strangely dominated by the fear of nuclear warfare; and a melancholy teenage

First Person - Flanagan Richard

Six weeks to write for your life... In this blistering story of a ghostwriter haunted by his demonic subject, the Man Booker Prize winner turns to lies, crime and literature with devastating effect A

An Education - Level 4

Jenny has just turned sixteen and is determined to escape her stifling suburban homelife by going to Oxford University. When she meets glamorous older man David, she starts to reassess her life and her ambitions…

Siddhartha - Hermann Hesse

In the novel, Siddhartha, a young man, leaves his family for a contemplative life, then, restless, discards it for one of the flesh. He conceives a son, but bored and sickened by lust and greed, moves

Bluebeard´s Egg and Other Stories - Atwood Margaret

Features a man who finds himself surrounded by women who are becoming pale, silent and smaller; a woman's intimate life is strangely dominated by the fear of nuclear warfare; and a melancholy teenage love is swept away by a hurricane. This work captures the complex forces that govern our relationships, and the powerful emotions that guide them.

Bluebeard´s Egg and Other Stories - Margaret Atwood

Features a man who finds himself surrounded by women who are becoming pale, silent and smaller; a woman's intimate life is strangely dominated by the fear of nuclear warfare; and a melancholy teenage love is swept away by a hurricane. This work captures the complex forces that govern our relationships, and the powerful emotions that guide them.

THE HUNTER - WOOD, T.

Forget James Bond. Forget Jason Bourne. Forget Jack Bauer. Meet Victor. He's an assassin - a man with no past and no surname. But when a Paris job goes spectacularly wrong, Victor finds himself running for his life across four continents, accompanied by a woman too beautiful to trust, pursued by enemies too powerful to escape.

The Widow - Barton, F.

We've all seen him: the man - the monster - staring from the front page of every newspaper, accused of a terrible crime. But what about her: the woman who grips his arm on the courtroom stairs – the wife who stands by him? Jean Taylor’s life was blissfully ordinary. Nice house, nice husband. Glen was all she’d ever wanted: her Prince Charming. Until he became that man accused, that monster on the front page. Jean was married to a man everyone thought capable of unimaginable evil. But now Glen i...

OXFORD PROGRESSIVE ENGLISH READERS Level 3: GREAT EXPECTATIO...

Popis edice: Pip is an orlphan whose life is changed by two strange meetings. As a child, he meets an escaped prisoner, a frightening man... The New Oxford Progressive English Readers offer a great selection of classic novels and plays at six levels from

An Education

, Jenny has just turned sixteen and is determined to escape her stifling suburban homelife by going to Oxford University. When she meets glamorous older man David, she starts to reassess her life and her ambitions…Druh sortimentu : Kniha, An Education, Jazyk : Angličtina, Počet stran : neuvedeno

How to Be Parisian

, 4 fabulous, smart, savvy French women offer up their amusing insider take on Parisian life, love and liberty, from the wardrobe to the bookshelf, and the ideal man. Includes 80 black and white and colour pictures, many taken by the authors.Druh sortimentu : Kniha, How to Be Parisian, Jazyk : Angličtina, Počet stran : 254

An Education

An Education Jenny has just turned sixteen and is determined to escape her stifling suburban homelife by going to Oxford University. When she meets glamorous older man David, she starts to reassess her life and her ambitions… z kategorie Knihy | Cizojazyčná literatura | English literature od INFOA naleznete ne e-shopu KnihyDobrovsky.cz!

King John - Morris Marc

King John is familiar to everyone as the villain from the tales of Robin Hood - greedy, cowardly, despicable and cruel. But who was the man behind the legend? Was he truly a monster, or a capable ruler cursed by ill luck? This book draws on contemporary chronicles and the king's own letters to bring the real John vividly to life.

The Last of the Spirits - Priestley, Ch.

Sam and Lizzie are freezing and hungry on the streets of Victorian London. When Sam asks a wealthy man for some coins, he is rudely turned away. Months of struggle suddenly find their focus, and Sam resolves to kill the man. Huddling in a graveyard for warmth, Sam and Lizzie are horrified to see the earth around one of the tombs begin to shift, shortly followed by the wraithlike figure of a ghostly man. He warns Sam about the future which awaits such a bitter heart, and so begins Sam's journey ...

The Last of the Spirits - Priestley, Ch.

Sam and Lizzie are freezing and hungry on the streets of Victorian London. When Sam asks a wealthy man for some coins, he is rudely turned away. Months of struggle suddenly find their focus, and Sam resolves to kill the man. Huddling in a graveyard for warmth, Sam and Lizzie are horrified to see the earth around one of the tombs begin to shift, shortly followed by the wraithlike figure of a ghostly man. He warns Sam about the future which awaits such a bitter heart, and so begins Sam's journey ...

WICKED AND HUMOROUS TALES + CD (Black Cat Readers Level 4) -...

A dramatic intrusion ends a long family feud, a man is strangely influenced by his pets, a cat brings scandal to British society and a little boy battles to enjoy life with the help of his own personal god. These are just a few of the amazing stories created by Hector Hugh Munro – alias master short-story teller Saki, ex-journalist who turned to writing satirical tales.

PERMUTATION CITY - EGAN, G.

The story of a man with a vision - immortality : for those who can afford it is found in cyberspace. Permutation city is the tale of a man with a vision - how to create immortality - and how that vision becomes something way beyond his control. Encompassing the lives and struggles of an artificial life junkie desperate to save her dying mother, a billionaire banker scarred by a terrible crime, the lovers for whom, in their timeless virtual world, love is not enough - and much more - Permutation...

Hunting the Hangman - Howard Linskey

Based on the extraordinary true story of two men who risked everything in a mission to assassinate SS General Reinhard Heydrich, the Reich's third-in-command after Hitler and Himmler. In 1942 two men - Jan Kubis and Josef Gabcik - were trained by the British SOE to parachute into their native Czech territory to kill the man ruling their homeland. Their attempt of Heydrich's life was one of the most dramatic events of the Second World War.

The Widow - Fiona Barton

We've all seen him: the man - the monster - staring from the front page of every newspaper, accused of a terrible crime. But what about the woman who grips his arm on the courtroom stairs – the woman who stands by him? Jean Taylor’s life was blissfully ordinary. Nice house, nice husband. Glen was all she’d ever wanted: her Prince Charming. Until he became that man accused, that monster on the front page. Jean was married to a man everyone thought capable of unimaginable evil. But now Glen is de...

It Had to Be You - Nobbs, D.

It Had to Be You reaffirms Nobbs as the best writer of comedy and observer of the nuances of human nature that there is today. One man, five very different women. James Hollingshurst is a man shaped by those who surround him. And in James's case, it's some very different women. Be it his trusty wife Deborah, his hapless PA Marcia or his ex-girlfriend Jane. And there's one woman in James's life who looks set to upset the status quo… But a tragic accident is about to shake the bedrock of life as ...

Thomas J. Bata - Stanislav Knotek

Autor : Stanislav Knotek, There is no doubt that Thomas J. Bata (1914 -2008), the 'Shoemaker to the World', who built the largest shoe empire of all time, was a man of global significance. But something strange happened when he returned to Czechoslovakia in 1989. When welcoming Thomas J. Bata back home, the Czechs were in fact celebrating the return of his father, and had no real interest in his own work. This book is an attempt to right that wrong. It comes in two parts. In the first part, th...

Thomas J. Bata: Remembered (978-80-7473-398-7)

Kniha – autor Stanislav Knotek, 193 stran, anglicky, pevná bez přebalu lesklá There is no doubt that Thomas J. Bata (1914 -2008), the 'Shoemaker to the World', who built the largest shoe empire of all time, was a man of global significance. But something strange happened when he returned to Czechoslovakia in 1989. When welcoming Thomas J. Bata back home, the Czechs were in fact celebrating the return of his father, and had no real interest in his own work. This book is an attempt to right tha...

Thomas J. Bata. Remembered - Stanislav Knotek

There is no doubt that Thomas J. Bata (1914 –2008), the 'Shoemaker to the World', who built the largest shoe empire of all time, was a man of global significance. But something strange happened when he returned to Czechoslovakia in 1989. When welcoming Thomas J. Bata back home, the Czechs were in fact celebrating the return of his father, and had no real interest in his own work. This book is an attempt to right that wrong. It comes in two parts. In the first part, thirty-two different people f...

The Double - Ayoade Richard

The Double - Ayoade Richard Inspired by Dostoyevsky's short story, The Double tells the story of Simon, a timid man, scratching out an isolated existence in an indifferent world. He is overlooked at work, scorned by his mother, and ignored by the woman of his dreams. He feels powerless to change any of these things.The arrival of a new co-worker, James, serves to upset the balance. James is both Simon's exact physical double and his opposite - confident, charismatic and good with women. To Sim...

Wilderness Tips - Atwood Margaret

Wilderness Tips - Atwood Margaret By the author of The Handmaid's Tale and Alias GraceA leathery bog-man transforms an old love affair; a sweet, gruesome gift is sent by the wife of an ex-lover; landscape paintings are haunted by the ghost of a young girl. This dazzling collection of ten short stories takes us into familiar Atwood territory to reveal the logic of irrational behaviour and the many textures lying beneath ordinary life. z kategorie Knihy | Cizojazyčná literatura | Englis...

Memoirs - Williams, T.

When Memoirs was first published in 1975, it created quite a bit of turbulence in the media--though long self-identified as a gay man, Williams' candour about his love life, sexual encounters, and drug use was found shocking in and of itself, and such revelations by America's greatest living playwright were called "a raw display of private life" by The New York Times Book Review. As it turns out, more than thirty years later, Williams' look back at his life is not quite so scandalous as it once...

A Year of Marvellous Ways - Winman, S.

Marvellous Ways is eighty-nine years old and has lived alone in a remote Cornish creek for nearly all her life. Lately she's taken to spending her days sitting on a mooring stone by the river with a telescope. She's waiting for something - she's not sure what, but she'll know it when she sees it. Drake is a young soldier left reeling by the Second World War. When his promise to fulfil a dying man's last wish sees him wash up in Marvellous' creek, broken in body and spirit, the old woman comes t...

DICKENS - ACKROYD, P.

In this remarkable new biography, Peter Ackroyd offers a different view of Dickens to that presented in his earlier study of the author. In that book, Ackroyd's attempts to mimic the voice of the great writer were highly controversial, though some saw the book as a radical re-invention of the biography form. There is no arguing with the brilliant achievement of the more straightforward Charles Dickens: Public Life and Private Passion, however; the picture of Dickens and his complicated private ...

Tempting Fate - Jane Green

Number one bestselling author Jane Green gives a powerful portrayal of a marriage rocked by betrayal in the stunning Tempting Fate. When Gabby first met Elliott she knew he was the man for her. In twenty years of marriage she has never doubted her love for him - even when he refused to give her the one thing she still wants most of all. But now their two daughters are growing up Gabby feels that time and her youth are slipping away. For the first time in her life she is restless. And then she m...

SPY IN HOUSE OF LOVE - NIN, A.

Beautiful, bored and bourgeoise, Sabina leads a double life inspired by her relentless desire for brief encounters with near-strangers. Fired into faithlessness by a desperate longing for sexual fulfilment, she weaves a sensual web of deceit across New York. But when the secrecy of her affairs becomes too much to bear, Sabina makes a late night phone-call to a stranger from a bar, and begins a confession that captivates the unknown man and soon inspires him to seek her out

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Now a "Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition" with an introduction by Elizabeth Kostova and cover art by "Ghost World" creator Daniel Clowes, Mary Shelley's timeless gothic novel presents the epic battle between man and monster at its greatest literary pitch. In trying to create life, the young student Victor Frankenstein unleashes forces beyond his control, setting into motion a long and tragic chain of events that brings Victor to the very brink of madness. How he tries to destroy his creation, as ...

Dictator - Harris, R.

'Laws are silent in times of war.' Cicero There was a time when Cicero held Caesar's life in the palm of his hand. But now Caesar is the dominant figure and Cicero's life is in ruins. Exiled, separated from his wife and children, his possessions confiscated, his life constantly in danger, Cicero is tormented by the knowledge that he has sacrificed power for the sake of his principles. His comeback requires wit, skill and courage - and for a brief and glorious period, the legendary orator is onc...

Runaway - Peter May

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THE NETHER WORLD (Oxford World´s Classics New Edition) - GIS...

The Nether World (1889) is generally regarded as the finest of Gissing's early novels. A fast moving story of highly dramatic, sometimes violent scenes, it depicts life amongst the artisans, factory-girls, and slum-dwellers of Clerkenwell in the 1870s. But this is not just a novel of documentary realism. It is one man's mordant vision - shaped by bitter personal experience of poverty - of the quality of life endured by a variety of characters in the nether world. With Zolaesque intensity and re...

The Unconsoled - Kazuo Ishiguro

The Unconsoled - Kazuo Ishiguro "Almost certainly a masterpiece." (Anita Brookner). Ryder, a renowned pianist, arrives in a Central European city he cannot identify for a concert he cannot remember agreeing to give. But then as he traverses a landscape by turns eerie and comical - and always strangely malleable, as a dream might be - he comes steadily to realise he is facing the most crucial performance of his life. Ishiguro's extraordinary and original study of a&...

First Person - Richard Flanagan

First Person - Richard Flanagan Six weeks to write for your life... In this blistering story of a ghostwriter haunted by his demonic subject, the Man Booker Prize winner turns to lies, crime and literature with devastating effect A young and penniless writer, Kif Kehlmann, is rung in the middle of the night by the notorious con man and corporate criminal, Siegfried Heidl. About to go to trial for defrauding the banks of $700 million, Heidl proposes a deal: $10,000 for Kehlmann to...

Elon Musk : How the Billionaire CEO of Spacex and Tesla is Shaping Our Future - Ashlee Vance

Elon Musk : How The Billionaire Ceo Of Spacex And Tesla Is Shaping Our Future - Ashlee Vance South African born Elon Musk is the renowned entrepreneur and innovator behind PayPal, SpaceX, Tesla, and SolarCity. Musk wants to save our planet; he wants to send citizens into space, to form a colony on Mars; he wants to make money while doing these things; and he wants us all to know about it. He is the real-life inspiration for the Iron Man series of films starring Robert Downey Junior.The personal...



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