Waris Dirie ran away from her oppressive life in the African desert when she was barely in her teens, illiterate and impoverished, with nothing to her name but a tattered shawl. She traveled alone across the dangerous Somali desert to Mogadishu—the first leg of a remarkable journey that would take her to London, where she worked as a house servant; then to nearly every corner of the globe as an internationally renowned fashion model; and ultimately to New York City, where she became a human rights ambassador for the U.N. Desert Flower is her extraordinary story.
Sue Trinder este o orfana crescuta in cel mai rau famat cartier al Londrei. Cind Domnu, un escroc prieten de-al casei, ii face o propunere avantajoasa, Sue hotaraste sa conforme asteptarile celor care au ocrotit-o: nu trebuie decit sa cistige increderea unei domnisoare naive dintr-un conac de la tara si sa il ajute pe Domnu s-o cucereasca si sa puna mina pe averea ei. Dar dupa ce Sue ajunge sa o cunoasca pe victima inselaciunii planuite, evenimentele iau o turnura neasteptata... Un roman dickensian, plin de suspans si de rasturnari spectaculoase.
Mike Mackenzie is a self-made man with too much time on his hands and a bit of the devil in his soul. He is looking for something to liven up the days and settles on a plot to rip-off one of the most high-profile targets in the capital - the National Gallery of Scotland. So, together with two close friends from the art world, he devises a plan to lift some of the most valuable artwork around. But of course, the real trick is to rob the place for all its worth whilst persuading the world that no crime was ever committed...
Bram Stoker's peerless tale of desperate battle against a powerful, ancient vampire When Jonathan Harker visits Transylvania to help Count Dracula purchase a London house, he makes horrifying discoveries in his client's castle. Soon afterwards, disturbing incidents unfold in England: a ship runs aground on the shores of Whitby, its crew vanished; beautiful Lucy Westenra slowly succumbs to a mysterious, wasting illness, her blood drained away; and the lunatic Renfield raves about the imminent arrival of his 'master'. In the ensuing battle of wills between the sinister Count and a determined gro... continue
Even the Wild Man of Greenhollow can’t ignore a summons from his mother, when that mother is the indomitable Adela Silver, practical folklorist. Henry Silver does not relish what he’ll find in the grimy seaside town of Rothport, where once the ancient wood extended before it was drowned beneath the sea—a missing girl, a monster on the loose, or, worst of all, Tobias Finch, who loves him. In this stunning sequel to Silver in the Wood, Emily Tesh once again invites readers to lose themselves in the story of Henry and Tobias, and the magic of a myth they’ve always known. Praise for Silver in the ... continue
In a vague place in England, two girls, as output of a photograph by Lewis Carroll, chat with their guardian such vital topics as death, emptiness, power, sources ... Arrogant, harsh and melancholy, the two appear to assume that talking about those great things is legitimate, and with no shame, they believe is a good thing at their age.
I den idylliske skotske småbyen Wigtown driver Shaun Bythell bokhandelen The Bookshop. Hyllene er fulle av glemte mesterverk av høyeste litterære kvalitet. Om noen bare vil betale for dem. Det er et annet spørsmål. En bokhandlers dagbok er en skarp og morsom skildring av en bokhandlers prøvelser i vår tid. Samtidig er det en hyllest til den viktige samfunnsrollen som bokhandelen har – og et lidenskapelig forsvar for den uendelige verdien av å lese bøker. «... en underholdende og medrivende, sjarmerende og morsom hyllest til alle verdens tradisjonelle bokhandlere, riktig en bok å hygge seg med ... continue
The Restoration Court knows Lady Dona St Columb to be ripe for any folly, any outrage that will alter the tedium of her days. But there is another, secret Dona who longs for freedom, honest love - and sweetness, even if it is spiced with danger. To escape the shallowness of court life, Dona retreats to Navron, her husband's remote Cornish estate. There, she seeks peace in its solitary woods and hidden creeks. But she finds instead a daring pirate, hunted by all Cornwall, a Frenchman who, like Dona, would gamble his life for a moment's joy. Together, they embark upon a quest rife with danger an... continue