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Viscount Rothersthorpe can't tear his eyes from Lydia Morgan any more than he can calm the fury coursing through his veins. Furtive glances across the ballroom are not helping to ease Lydia's state of shock - the man who once uttered a marriage proposal has returned. But when he stuns her with an outrageous but wickedly delicious proposal, it is clear that despite the rumours, the rake from her past has not reformed!
The downloadable, digital audiobook edition of Colm Tóibín's new novel, read by Fiona Shaw. It is the 1960s and Nora Webster is living with her two young sons in a small town on the east coast of Ireland. The love of her life, Maurice, has just died.Nora must learn how to forge a new life for herself, how to give her sons a future as she tries to hold onto the past.
Viktor Frankenstein ist von der Idee besessen, das Elixier des Lebens zu finden. In einer düsteren Novembernacht gelingt ihm das Unfassbare: Aus Leichenteilen, die er aus Friedhöfen zusammengetragen hat, formt er einen menschenähnlichen Körper, ein überdimensionales, hässliches Monstrum und haucht ihm Leben ein. Das Monster lernt schnell und versucht vergeblich die Zuneigung anderer Menschen zu erlangen. In seiner Isolation verflucht es seinen Schöpfer.
The kingdom of Goredd is populated by humans and by dragons who fold themselves into a human form. Though they live alongside each other, the peace between them is uneasy. But when a member of the royal family is murdered, and the crime appears to have been committed by a dragon the peace and treaty between both worlds is seriously threatened. Into this comes Seraphina, a gifted musician who joins the royal court as the assistant to the court composer.
When our expectations are met and things go according to plan, we feel a sense of accomplishment and pride. Risking little, we feel safe, in control, and on-track. But when life throws us a curveball or does not live up to our expectations, we end up with an Expectation Hangover. This particular brand of discomfort is profoundly sobering and uncomfortable.
The author of Why I Wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy dares all women who have had a stumble in life to harness their fighting spirit and stand back up with courage and optimism. One mastectomy, two C-sections, three pant’s sizes, and lots of red lipstick later, Geralyn Lucas is dealing with the same issues as other women her age. Her miracle babies have grown into a typical tween with a fierce eye-roll for her mom’s failings and a tornado of a little boy who won’t play by his preschool’s rules.
Als ein Schönheitswettbewerb für Pferde angekündigt wird, ist Prinzessin Emmy sofort klar: Eines ihrer Pferde muss unbedingt mitmachen. Doch Emmy stellt schnell fest, dass die Welt der Reichen und Schönen nichts für sie ist. Da herrscht ihr viel zu viel Eitelkeit und Hochnäsigkeit. Obendrein droht sich der Zickenkrieg sogar auf ihre eigenen Pferde zu übertragen. Wie wird dieser Wettbewerb wohl ausgehen?
This science-fiction classic has been reimagined by Dave Eggers in modern times. Fourteen-year-old Consuelo and the famous oceanographer Pierre Arronax set sail from New York to hunt down a mysterious sea-monster. But they discover an even stranger truth: the ‘sea-monster’ is in fact a submarine, captained by Nemo! Consuelo and Arronax join Nemo on the submarine, and so begin their exciting adventures...
In her thought-provoking voice, Tirado discusses how she went from lower-middle class, to sometimes middle class, to poor and everything in between, and in doing so reveals why "poor people don't always behave the way middle-class America thinks they should."
The dramatic and shocking events of the Peasants' Revolt of 1381 are to be the backdrop to Juliet Barker's latest book: a snapshot of what everyday life was like for ordinary people living in the middle ages. The same highly successful techniques she deployed in Agincourt and Conquest will this time be brought to bear on civilian society.
Winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Biography. Who was the real Count of Monte Cristo? In this extraordinary biography, Tom Reiss traces the almost unbelievable life of the man who inspired not only Monte Cristo, but all three of the Musketeers: the novelist's own father. Born in St Dominigue in 1762, the son of a French nobleman and a sugar plantation slave, General Alexandre Dumas did not have an auspicious start in life.
Anna and Bennett were never supposed to meet. Why would they? Anna's a 16-year-old in 1995, fiercely determined to secure a running scholarship so she can leave her quiet, dull town and finally travel the world. Bennett's a 17-year-old in 2012, living in San Francisco and trying to control his ability to travel through time - an incredible gift, but also an unpredictable curse, which constantly threatens to separate him from the people he loves.
Princess Ellie is pony-mad! She'd much rather be riding or helping out at the royal stables than having boring waving lessons. But someone is spying on her... and when Sundance, one of her beloved ponies, goes missing, Ellie is sure that the mysterious girl in the woods is to blame. Can she solve the mystery and rescue Sundance before it's too late?
Da berührte der spitzige Mund Christines Gesicht, und ihr war, als ob von spitzigem Eisen aus Feuer durch Mark und Bein fahre, durch Leib und Seele; und ein gelber Blitz fuhr zwischen ihnen durch und zeigte Christine freudig verzerrt des Grünen teuflisch Gesicht, und ein Donner fuhr über sie, als ob der Himmel zersprungen wäre.
1759, Jamie Kinross has started a new life in India as a gem trader, but when his mentor's family is kidnapped he vows to save them. There he encounters Zarmina Miller. She is rich and beautiful, but when it becomes clear that Zarmina's step-son is involved in the plot, he begins to see another side to her - a dark past and a heart just waiting to be thawed. But is it too late?
Ex-FBI profiler Jefferson Winter has taken a new case in sunny Louisiana, where the only thing more intense than the heat is a killer on the loose in the small town of Eagle Creek. So far there's just one body, but there are going to be more. But in a town where secrets are rife and history has a way of repeating itself, can Winter solve the case before someone else dies?
Nicola is the kind of girl who double-locks the front door, leaves the plastic covering on new furniture and definitely does not date. Caroline knows that Nicola’s living only half a life. And so she lays down the gauntlet: Nicola must go on as many dates as it takes to find true love in time for Valentine’s Day. Nicola is about to find out that letting go isn’t quite as scary as she imagined…
The number one New York Times best seller In China, for the first time, the people who weigh too much now outnumber those who weigh too little. In Mexico, the obesity rate has tripled in the past three decades. In the UK over 60 per cent of adults and 30 per cent of children are overweight, while the United States remains the most obese country in the world. We are hooked on salt, sugar and fat.
One day a fakir leaves his small village in India and lands in Paris. A professional con artist, the fakir is on a pilgrimage to IKEA, where he intends to obtain an object he covets above all others: a brand new bed of nails. Without adequate Euros in the pockets of his silk trousers, the fakir is all the same confident that his counterfeit 100-Euro note (printed on one side only) and his usual bag of tricks will suffice. But when a swindled cab driver seeks his murderous revenge, the fakir accidentally embarks on a European tour.
Ten-year-old Nashville doesn't feel like he belongs with his family, in his town, or even in this world. He was hatched from an egg his father found on the sidewalk and has grown into something not quite boy and not quite bird. Despite the support of his loving parents and his adoring sister, Junebug, Nashville wishes more than anything that he could join his fellow birds up in the sky. After all, what's the point of being part bird if you can't even touch the clouds?