Gravy worked in the graveyard - hence the name. He was having a normal day until his friend Benjy turned up in a car Gravy didn't recognise. Benjy had a bullet hole in his chest, but lived just long enough to ask Gravy to hide him and look after his gun. Gravy had looked after things for Benjy before, but never a gun. When Gravy looked in the car he found blood, a balaclava and a bag stuffed with money. Gravy's not too bright but he wants to help his friend. So Gravy finds himself caught up in the middle of a robbery gone wrong, a woman who witnessed a murder, and some very unpleasant men who will do anything to get back the money Benjy stole...
On a midsummer day in 1937, Boris Bibikov kissed his two daughters goodbye and disappeared. One of those girls, Lyudmila, was to fall in love with a tall young foreigner in Moscow at the height of the Cold War and embark on a dangerous and passionate affair. Decades later, a reporter in nineties Moscow, her son Owen Matthews pieces together his grandfather's passage through the harrowing world of Stalin's purges, and tells the story of his parents' Cold War love affair through their heartbreaking letters and memories. Stalin's Children is a raw, vivid memoir about a young man's struggle to understand his parents' lives and the history of the strange country in which they lived.
With a rich man footing the bills and a handsome lover on the side, Isabel Kerr seemed to have the perfect setup. Now the well-kept lady is stone-cold dead, and the cops have nabbed a Manhattan private eye who just happens to be an acquaintance of Nero Wolfe. Unable to refuse a friend in need, the great detective deigns to get the gumshoe off the hook. Little does Wolfe realize that in a matter of hours he’ll be entertaining a party of fools and lovers connected with the doxy’s death, including a mystery blackmailer, a sexy lounge singer, and a cold-blooded lady-killer.
A level 2 Oxford Bookworms Library graded reader. Written for Learners of English by Janet Hardy-Gould. There were six of them – three Katherines, two Annes, and a Jane. One of them was the King’s wife for twenty-four years, another for only a year and a half. One died, two were divorced, and two were beheaded. It was a dangerous, uncertain life. After the King’s death in 1547, his sixth wife finds a box of old letters – one from each of the first five wives. They are sad, angry, frightened letters. They tell the story of what it was like to be the wife of Henry VIII of England.
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!
Музыкальный альбом группы "Budgie".
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.
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.
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?
Anne Rice's intimate memoir of her Catholic girlhood, her unmaking as a devout believer, and the path back to her faith. Internationally bestselling author Anne Rice has written twenty-eight novels - magnificent tales of other-worldly beings that explore the realms of good and evil, love and alienation: each a reflection of her own moral journey. Now, in her powerful memoir, she writes about her own life as a Catholic. Beginning with her New Orleans childhood, in a vividly experienced world of storytelling and ritual, Rice's faith was formed. As a teenager, struggling to reconcile her faith with her hunger for knowledge and understanding of the modern world, she turned her back on the religion of her childhood and lost her belief in God. Years later, after the tragic passing of her daughter, she wrote "Interview with the Vampire", a lament for her lost faith. Rice describes a turning point in 1998, when, after nearly four decades as an atheist, she returned to Catholicism. Hers is a faith that has survived even her husband's death and the divisive nature of contemporary religious debate. This is her spiritual confession.
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
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.
The agent Jojo, a high-flying literary agent on the up, has just made a very bad career move: she?s jumped into bed with her married boss, Mark ? The bestseller Jojo?s sweet-natured client Lily?s first novel is a roaring success. She and lover Anton celebrate by spending the advance for her second book. Then she gets writer?s block ? The unknown Gemma used to be Lily?s best friend ? until Lily ?stole? Anton. Now she?s writing her own story ? painfully and hilariously ? when supershark Jojo stumbles across it ? Three girls hoping and sometimes needing to make it big in the publishing world. But did anybody ever tell them that there?s always another side to every story?
A Therapist?s Guide to Understanding Common Medical Problems – Addressing a Client?s Mental and Physical Health
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.
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?