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Henry IV, Part 1 by William Shakespeare EN

Rating: 3 (1 vote)
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Family relationships are at the center of Henry IV, Part 1. King Henry IV and Prince Hal form one major father-son pair, with Henry in despair because Hal lives a dissolute life. The father-son pair of Hotspur (Lord Henry Percy) and his father, the Earl of Northumberland, is in seeming contrast; the king envies Northumberland “his Harry,” wishing he could claim the gallant Hotspur as his own. Meanwhile, Hal has entered into a quasi-father-son relationship with a disreputable but amusing knight, Sir John Falstaff. Another strand of action centers on still more family relationships. Hotspur’s st... continue

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Henry IV, Part 2 by William Shakespeare EN

Rating: 3 (1 vote)
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Henry IV, Part 2 is the only Shakespeare play that is a “sequel,” in the modern sense, to an earlier play of his. Like most sequels, it repeats many elements from the previous work, Henry IV, Part 1. This play again puts on stage Henry IV’s son, Prince Hal, who continues to conceal his potential greatness by consorting with tavern dwellers, including the witty Sir John Falstaff. As in Part 1, Prince Hal and Falstaff seek to best each other in conversation, while Falstaff tries to ingratiate himself with Hal and Hal disdains him. Part 2 adds some fresh characters, the rural justices Shallow and... continue

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Homegrown Hero by Khurrum Rahman EN

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Country: Asia / Pakistan flag Pakistan
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Reluctant spy.Trained assassin.WHOSE SIDE ARE YOU ON?JAY QASIM is back home in West London and in pursuit of normality. He's swapped dope-dealing for admin, and spends his free time at the local Muslim Community Centre or cruising around Hounslow in his beloved BMW. No-one would guess that he was the MI5 spy who foiled the most devastating terrorist attack in recent history. But Jay's part in sabotaging Ghurfat-Al-Mudarris' hit on London didn't pass unnoticed.IMRAN SIDDIQUI was trained to kill in Afghanistan by the terrorist cell who saved his life after his home was destroyed by war. The time... continue

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Honor

Honour by Elif Shafak EN

Rating: 5 (2 votes)
Country: Asia / Turkey flag Turkey
Description:
An honor killing shatters and transforms the lives of Turkish immigrants in 1970s London in this novel from the author of The Island of Missing Trees (a Reese's Book Club pick) Internationally bestselling Turkish author Elif Shafak’s new novel is a dramatic tale of families, love, and misunderstandings that follows the destinies of twin sisters born in a Kurdish village. While Jamila stays to become a midwife, Pembe follows her Turkish husband, Adem, to London, where they hope to make new lives for themselves and their children. In London, they face a choice: stay loyal to the old traditions o... continue

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Hope Not Fear: Finding My Way from Refugee to Filmmaker to NHS Hospital Cleaner and Activist by Hassan Akkad EN

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Country: Asia / Syria flag Syria
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An extraordinary story that deals with the urgent issues of our era . . . a story about resilience, renewal' - Elif ShafakA stunning testament to human strength, courage and compassion, Hope Not Fear shows that nobody is powerless to change the world. This memoir from refugee, filmmaker, and activist Hassan Akkad traces his campaigns for justice, from protesting the Assad regime in Syria to winning greater rights for cleaners in the NHS.Since seeking asylum in the UK, Hassan's unshakeable instinct to raise awareness, help and connect, has seen him share not only his experience as a refugee, bu... continue

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How the Marquis Got His Coat Back by Neil Gaiman EN

Rating: 3 (1 vote)
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A Neverwhere short story from one of the brightest, most brilliant writers of our generation - the Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author of the award-winning The Ocean At the End of the Lane. The coat. It was elegant. It was beautiful. It was so close that he could have reached out and touched it. And it was unquestionably his. *** 'Gaiman's achievement is to make the fantasy world seem true' The Times

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How To Solve Your Own Murder by Kristen Perrin EN

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'VERY funny' Jennie Godfrey 'Smart, twisty, and original' Heat 'Terrific' J. M. Hall 'Superb' Glamour 'Wildly original' Elly Griffiths 'Delightfully refreshing' Daily Mail FRANCES ALWAYS SAID SHE'D BE MURDERED. SHE WAS RIGHT. In 1965, Frances Adams was told by a fortune teller that one day she'd be murdered. Frances spent the next sixty years trying to prevent the crime that would be her eventual demise. Of course, no one took her seriously - until she was dead. For Frances, being the village busybody was a form of insurance. She'd spent a lifetime compiling dirt on every person she met, just ... continue

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Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones EN

Rating: 5 (2 votes)
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Sophie has the great misfortune of being the eldest of three daughters, destined to fail miserably should she ever leave home to seek her fate. But when she unwittingly attracts the ire of the Witch of the Waste, Sophie finds herself under a horrid spell that transforms her into an old lady. Her only chance at breaking it lies in the ever-moving castle in the hills: the Wizard Howl's castle. To untangle the enchantment, Sophie must handle the heartless Howl, strike a bargain with a fire demon, and meet the Witch of the Waste head-on. Along the way, she discovers that there's far more to Howl—a... continue

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I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh EN

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
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At the scene of a tragic accident, life changes immediately for everyone involved. Finding it impossible to stay in Bristol, Jenna Gray moves to a remote cottage on the Welsh coast. She is desperate to escape the past, but is haunted by the accident, by the loss of her son, and by her own fears. DI Ray Stevens is determined to get to the bottom of this case. The investigation takes him away from his family and he finds himself growing closer to Kate Evans, a young and forthright detective on his team. But Jenna's past is about to catch up with her, with devastating consequences

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I'm a Fan by Sheena Patel EN

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"A fast, fizzing cherry bomb of a debut . . . I'm a Fan will stick with you for a very long time." —The Observer Astounding, addictive, and screaming with originality, I'm a Fan is a blisteringly smart novel on obsession and privilege. I stalk a woman on the internet who is sleeping with the same man as I am. The unnamed narrator in I’m a Fan is obsessed; obsessed with the married man she is sleeping with and with one of his other lovers who is an influencer. Through the prism of this unequal, unfaithful relationship, she examines the complexities of desire and privilege. With an unforgiving e... continue