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A Cultural Odyssey
Author: Gunnar Jerman
ISBN: 8272170876
Pages: 159
Year: 1997
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Mr Skeffington
Author: Elizabeth von Arnim
Publisher: Virago
ISBN: 0349005192
Pages: 240
Year: 2014-03-06
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Beauty; beauty. What was the good of beauty, once it was over? It left nothing behind it but acid regrets, and no heart at all to start fresh.' Approaching the watershed of her fiftieth birthday, Fanny, having long ago divorced Mr Skeffington and dismissed him from her thoughts for many years, is surprised to find herself thinking of him often. While attempting to understand this invasion, she meets, through a series of coincidences and deliberate actions, all those other men whose hearts she broke. But their lives have irrevocably changed and Fanny is no longer the exquisite beauty with whom they were all once enchanted. If she is to survive, Fanny discovers, she must confront a greatly altered perception of her self. With the delicate piquancy for which she is renowned, Elizabeth von Arnim here reveals the complexities involved in the process of ageing and in re-evaluating self-worth.
The Square of Revenge
Author: Pieter Aspe
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 145323974X
Pages: 336
Year: 2013-06-04
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An ancient family name hides sinister secrets of love and betrayal, riches and revenge in the heart-pounding English-language debut by European crime sensation Pieter Aspe The beautiful medieval architecture of Bruges belies the dark longings of her residents. When the wealthy and powerful Ludovic Degroof’s jewelry store is robbed, nothing is stolen, but the jewels have been dissolved in jars of aqua regia, an acid so strong that it can melt even gold. In the empty safe is a scrap of paper on which a strange square has been drawn. At first, Inspector Van In pays little attention to the paper, focusing on the bizarre nature of the burglary. But when Degroof’s children begin to receive letters with this same enigmatic square, Van In and the beautiful new District Attorney, Hannelore Martens, find themselves engaged in solving the mystery of a complex web of Latin phrases, a baroness’ fallen family, and Degroof’s unsettling relationship with a hostage grandchild, who is being ransomed for a priceless collection of art.
The Secrets of Italy
Author: Corrado Augias
Publisher: Rizzoli Publications
ISBN: 0847842754
Pages: 220
Year: 2014-04-01
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One of Italy's best-known writers takes a Grand Tour through her cities, history, and literature in search of the true character of this contradictory nation. There is Michelangelo, but also the mafia. Pavarotti, but also Berlusconi. The debonair Milanese, but also the infamous captain of the Costa Concordia cruise ship. This is Italy, admired and reviled, a country that has guarded her secrets and confounded outsiders. Now, when this "Italian paradox" is more evident than ever, cultural authority Corrado Augias poses the puzzling questions: how did it get this way? How can this peninsula be simultaneously the home of geniuses and criminals, the cradle of beauty and the butt of jokes? An instant #1 bestseller in Italy, Augias's latest sets out to rediscover the story-different from the history-of this country. Beginning with how Italy is seen from the outside and from the inside, he weaves a geo-historical narrative, passing through principal cities and rereading the classics and the biographies of the people that have, for better or worse, made Italians who they are. From the gloomy atmosphere of Cagliostro's Palermo to the elegant court of Maria Luigia in Parma, from the ghetto of Venice to the heroic Neapolitan uprising against the Nazis, Augias sheds light on the Italian character, explaining it to outsiders and to Italians themselves. The result is a "novel of a nation," whose protagonists are both the figures we know from history and literature and characters long hidden between the cracks of historical narrative and memory.
Tales from Hans Andersen
Author: Hans Christian Andersen, Karen Holmes
Publisher: Penguin Longman
ISBN: 1405855401
Pages: 38
Year: 2008
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Hans Andersen wrote many stories, and these are some of the best. We meet a very, very small child, a bird with a beautiful voice, a mermaid with legs, an ugly duckling with no friends and an emperor with some very strange new clothes. These stories teach us lessons for life.
The Actual
Author: Saul Bellow
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101665467
Pages: 96
Year: 2009-10-21
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“The work of a great master still locked in unequal combat with Eros and Time.” –The New York Times Book Review In this dazzling work of fiction, Nobel Laureate Saul Bellow writes comically and wisely about the tenacious claims of first love. Harry Trellman, an aging, astute businessman, has never belonged anywhere and is as awkward in his human attachments as he is gifted in observing the people around him. But Harry's observational talents have not gone unnoticed by "trillionaire" Sigmund Adletsky, who retains Harry as his advisor. Soon the old man discovers Harry's intense forty-year passion for a twice-divorced interior designer, Amy Wustrin. At the exhumation and reburial of her husband, Harry is provided, thanks to Sigmund, perhaps the final means for disclosing feelings amassed over a lifetime. Written late in Bellow's career, The Actual is a maestro's dissection of the affairs of the heart. This Penguin Classics edition contains an introduction by Joseph O'Neill. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Penguin Readers: K's First Case
Author: L. G. Alexander
Publisher: Longman
ISBN: 0582453712
Pages: 62
Year: 2001-03
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Sir Michael Gray is the victim of a murder and he was very rich. Katrina Kirby - or K as she is called - is a detective and she wants to find out who the murderer is. But there are lots of suspects.This is K's first case. Can you help her find the murderer?
President's Murderer(Oxford Bookworms Library 1)(Tape)
Author: Jennifer Bassett
ISBN: 0194231526
Year: 2001-01-01
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The Bookworms Library is a complete new edition of the Oxford Bookworms Black and Green series. It builds on the success of the original Bookworms, while extending the range of activities and teaching support. Each title has been chosen for its enjoyment value, skilful story-telling and quality of writing.
Detectives from Scotland Yard
Author: L. G. Alexander
Pages: 16
Year: 1973
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The Holocaust and the Christian World
Author: Carol Rittner, Stephen David Smith, Irena Steinfeldt
ISBN: 1857332776
Pages: 278
Year: 2000
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How culpable is the Christian Church for its anti Jewish dogma. Have ideas and beliefs changed since they accepted blame for this terrible tragedy for humankind.
Car Thieves
Author: L. G. Alexander
Pages: 15
Year: 1990
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Me and You
Author: Niccolò Ammaniti
Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN: 0857861999
Pages: 160
Year: 2012-02-02
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EVERYBODY NEEDS SOMEBODY, SOMETIMES . . . Lorenzo Cuni is a fourteen-year-old loner. His wealthy parents think he is away on a school skiing trip, but, in fact, he has stowed away in a forgotten cellar. He plans to live in perfect isolation for a week, keeping the adult world at bay. Then a visit from his estranged half-sister, Olivia, changes everything.
The Marchesa
Author: Simonetta Agnello Hornby
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1466804408
Pages: 344
Year: 2008-06-24
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A richly evocative tale of a woman's struggle for life and love A triumphant follow-up to Simonetta Agnello Hornby's internationally acclaimed The Almond Picker, this entertaining new novel is an intricate family saga interwoven with violent passions, cruelty, deceit, and the abuse of power. The Marchesa is an eyeopening historical drama about a remarkable woman and her extraordinary family, and the complex, often abusive relations that mark the lives of master and servant, brother and sister, husband and wife. Costanza Safamita, beloved daughter of Baron Domenico Safamita, is a precious but unusual child. Redhaired, gawky, and shy, she is considered an outsider by many on the family estate, but her adoring father makes her sole heir to the Safamita fortune, and then everything changes—for them and for her. Now she must conquer glittering, alien Palermo—where, uncertain of her future, she falls in love with a charming, dissolute young marchese whose sexual appetite she fears she cannot satiate. The Marchesa's brave, unusual story offers an unprecedented woman's perspective on the incestuous hypocrisy of the Sicilian aristocracy during a dramatic time in its history, as the Bourbon monarchy collapsed, the Mafia rose to power, and Palermo's decadent aristocracy began its inevitable decline. These themes are flawlessly woven into the fabric of Costanza's triumphant life, so that The Marchesa becomes not only an unforgettable human tale but a masterly fresco of a vanished world.
The Heron
Author: Giorgio Bassani
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: 0141192143
Pages: 288
Year: 2018-05-15
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In the fifth book of the Romanzo di Ferrara, Bassani follows a day in the slipping life of Edgardo Limentani, a man of forty-five who sets out with a shooting party into the watery countryside surrounding Ferrara. As the day wears on, his malaise grows, seeping from his thoughts and feelings into the natural world around him, until it reaches an intolerable pitch. This taut depiction of one man's reckoning with his unfulfilling life evokes in cinematic detail how inescapable loneliness turns to despair.
The Immortals
Author: René Barjavel
Publisher: William Morrow &Company
Pages: 239
Year: 1974
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