M.E.Thomas is a high-functioning non-criminal sociopath. She is charismatic, ambitious and successful. You would be charmed by her if you met her, might even be seduced by her. You would not realise that she is studying you to find your flaws, that she is ruthlessly manipulative, has no empathy and does not feel guilt or remorse. But she does like people - she likes to touch them, mould them and ruin them. She could be your friend or your boss. She could be you... Now she writes with breathtaking honesty about her life. She also draws on the latest research to explain why at least one in twenty-five of us are sociopaths - and shows why that's not a bad thing. By turns fascinating, shocking and funny, Confessions of a Sociopath is a gripping insight into the mind of a self-confessed predator.
The follow-up to Steve Light’s Have You Seen My Dragon?, the county fair is filled with shapes – and somewhere among them a monster is waiting to be found. A little girl wanders through a country fair, searching for her monster friend. Can you spot the friendly monster as well as twenty shapes – squares, triangles, trapezoids, ellipses, kites and more – hidden among iconic fair attractions from the fun house to the Ferris wheel. Maybe the monster is judging the pies? Or perhaps he’s at the monster truck rally? You'll be so mesmerized by Steve Light’s masterful pen-and-ink illustrations, decorated with vivid splashes of colour, you won’t even realize you've learned how to spot a nonagon while looking for a monster!
Presto is a very talented magician, so when he and his friend Monty join a funfair and start a magic show things look good for our duo. But fame goes to Monty's head, and soon Presto loses his friend and his show! Will true friendship prevail? And will there be a touch of magic in the air?
Witty and beguiling, this Sunday Times bestselling memoir chronicles the hilarious and inspirational adventures of a man who escaped a career in finance to walk across France
Dear Mama, I am having a lovely time here. We play football every day here. The beds have no springs . . .'So begins the first letter that a nine-year-old Roald Dahl penned to his mother, Sofie Magdalene, under the watchful eye of his boarding-school headmaster. For most of his life, Roald Dahl would continue to write weekly letters to his mother, chronicling his adventures, frustrations and opinions, from the delights of childhood to the excitements of flying as a World War II fighter pilot and the thrill of meeting top politicians and movie stars during his time as a diplomat and spy in Washington. And, unbeknown to Roald, his mother lovingly kept every single one of them.Sofie was, in many ways, Roald's first reader. It was she who encouraged him to tell stories and nourished his desire to fabricate, exaggerate and entertain. Reading these letters, you can see Roald practicing his craft, developing the dark sense of humour and fantastical imagination that would later produce such timeless tales as The BFG, Matilda, Fantastic Mr Fox and The Witches.The letters in Love from Boy are littered with jokes and madcap observations; sometimes serious, sometimes tender, and often outrageous. To eavesdrop on a son's letters to his mother is to witness Roald Dahl turning from a boy to a man, and finally becoming a writer.
A flagship publication, gloriously bringing the alphabet to life in irresistible Oliver Jeffers style! The letters of our alphabet work tirelessly to make words that in turn make stories, but what if there was a story FOR each of the letters instead? Turn the pages of this exquisite book to find out...Here you will discover twenty-six short stories introducing a host of new characters (plus the occasional familiar face). From Edmund the astronaut with his awkward fear of heights, via the dynamic new investigative duo of the Owl and the Octopus, through to the Zeppelin that just might get Edmund a little bit closer to where he needs to be, this book is packed with funny, thrilling, perilous and above all entertaining tales inspired by every letter in the alphabet. An adventure to follow from A to Z, or a treasure trove to dip in and out of, Once Upon an Alphabet is a work of exhilarating originality from artist Oliver Jeffers, the creator of much-loved modern classics such as Lost and Found and The Incredible Book Eating Boy.
Larry the lovable pup from the bestselling Larry Gets Lost in Portland returns to the Rose City for an alphabetic adventure! He and his friend Pete see Portland from A (Art Museum) to Z (Portland Zoo), and everything in between. H is for Hawthorne Bridge, P is Powell's Books, and W is for Willamette River. How many letters can you find around you?
A collection of long-lost letters dating from 1928 recently discovered in a dusty cellar in Paris paint a vivid portrait of a passionate love affair between a woman – identified only as Simone – and her married lover, Charles. As their relationship evolves in sometimes shocking and unexpected ways, Simone lays bare her desires, fears, anxieties and fantasies as she is driven to increasing lengths to gain satisfaction.Framed by illuminating insights from the man who found and edited them, these letters open a window into another time and another life, and a woman whose voice echoes down the century and still resonates today.
A haunting portrait of millennial alienation, tinged with body horror and Greek tragedy, glamour and terror. Jane is sick of her dead-end life in the suburbs, and desperate for a change.Her old friend Natalie made it out, living in Japan as a fashion model.Now, as Natalie comes back to town on business, Jane sees a way for her friend to do her a favor...whether she likes it or not.
The Spring breakfast is a very important event for little Mossy and his grandmother. From finding the perfect gift, to gathering Sounds, Smells and Tastes, to catching buzzy little sunbeams, our heroes have a lot to do! Luckily there's always a friend around to help make sure the celebrations go off without a hitch.Для дошкольного и младшего школьного возраста.
A beautifully bold and fresh new picture book, this hopeful and endearing story about moving house, making new friends and playing imaginative games is told with simple wit and charm, and offers a touching exploration of feelings. When Simon moves house, Isabel loses her best friend for ever. She is angry and lonely and decides it's better to be by herself. But after a time she faces a new problem that leads her to make a brilliant new friend...
Christopher Hart takes his hugely successful Drawing Shape by Shape series into a new dimension - and the fun starts with simple, basic letters and numbers. Step by step, Hart’s clever tutorials show how to turn an A into a clunky robot, a B into a buzzing bee, a C into a chomping dinosaur and so on. These inventive cartoon characters are a cinch to draw with Chris’s easy-to-follow instructions and a great way to engage children with letters, numbers and art. Every letter of the alphabet appears in both upper and lower case, and so do numbers zero to nine.
You'll lose a lot of sleep . . . Ralph does. At first he starts waking up earlier. And earlier. Then the hallucinations start - the colours, shapes and strange auras. Not to mention the bald doctors who always turn up at the scene of a death. That's when Ralph begins to lose a lot more than sleep. When he begins to understand why his hitherto mild-mannered friend, Ed, is getting out of control - dangerously so. And why his home town is about to become the new Armageddon . . .
At the start of the twentieth century, Rainer Maria Rilke wrote a series of letters to a young officer cadet, advising him on writing, love, sex, suffering, and the nature of advice itself. These profound and lyrical letters have since become hugely influential for generations of writers and artists of all kinds, including Lady Gaga and Patti Smith. With honesty, elegance, and a deep understanding of the loneliness that often comes with being an artist, Rilke's letters are an endless source of inspiration and comfort. Lewis Hyde's new introduction explores the context in which these letters were written and how the author embraced his isolation as a creative force.