In this first ever short story collection, New York Times bestselling author Francis Ray takes us on five steamy, sexy adventures. From a timid, dowdy duckling who turns into a confident, sexy swan which sends her into the arms of a handsome artist; to a bridesmaid’s explosive encounter with the best man; to an unproven actress who is being wooed to the stage by a handsome Broadway director.
In the enormous literature of the Second World War, there are surprisingly few accounts of fighting in the southwest Pacific, fewer still by common infantrymen. This memoir, written with a simple and direct honesty that is rare indeed, follows a foot soldier’s career from basic training to mustering out. It takes the listener into the jungles and caves of New Guinea and the Philippines during the long campaign to win the war against Japan.
For thousands of years, the stories contained within the Torah - the first five books of the Hebrew Bible - have been passed down, revered, studied, and wondered at. From Adam and Eve, Noah and the Flood, and Abraham’s near-sacrifice of Isaac, through Jacob and his twelve sons, Joseph and his coat of many colors, and finally to Moses, who led his people out of slavery in Egypt and accepted God’s Ten Commandments, these stories tell the history of the Jewish people and their relationship with God.
Fitzgerald's tale of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with bizarre consequences. This story was the basis for the Oscar-winning Brad Pitt film of the same name.
"Great Story - Mediocre Narrator Performance"
Returning to the city that inspired his first prize-winning book, Lost in the City, Jones has filled this new collection with people who call Washington, D.C., home. Yet it is not the city's power brokers that most concern him but rather its ordinary citizens.
"I JUST DON'T KNOW ABOUT THIS!"
Liz loves her step-daddy, Peter, more than anything in the world. As her due-date approaches, she looks forward to his weekend visits more and more. No matter how sore her back or swollen her belly gets, Peter always takes her pain and turns it to pleasure. When she hears him come inside her apartment, she falls into a fitful sleep and dreams of a time when he came inside her instead!
One day, a young man saw a little girl chasing a balloon down the street. She was headed toward an intersection and not paying attention. The young man Charlie Wilson ran across the street and shoved her out of the path of the truck. He saved her life but died from the injuries of being hit by the truck that would have hit her. Now, eight years later, his mom has lost interest in her life and her friends because she still misses Charlie. Michelle, meantime, has discovered that Charlie meant something to more than just his mother.
Il primo di questi tre racconti è lo storico "Il Vampiro" con cui John William Polidori (1795-1821) inaugurò le vicende letterarie di questa creatura dell’orrore. Lo scrittore era anche il segretario e medico personale del poeta George Byron, a cui si fa più volte riferimento, nel racconto, alttribuendone a lui la paternità, secondo una non insolita finzione letteraria.
A growling lion spends the morning at school and frightens the school bully; a little boy saves a mouse’s life; Totty spends the night with a ‘man-eating manatee’; a crooked little finger gets Judy into trouble; and the Great Sharp Scissors cause havoc! These are just some of the surprises in store in this charming collection of nine lively tales.
Francis Beckett, an author, journalist, and playwright, edits Third Age Matters, the UK national magazine published by the University of the Third Age. His latest book is What Did the Baby Boomers Ever Do For Us ("Grey-haired hippies will read this book and shudder; the rest of us, though, will read it for the splendid stories and shafts of insight" - Dominic Sandbrook, BBC History) and his latest play is The London Spring ("The virtue of Beckett's nightmare vision lies in its Orwellian detail" - Michael Billington, The Guardian).
The second volume of the Lost & Found Sound collection explores how recorded sound has shaped and captured the history of the last 100 years. Drawing from the archives and attics of the nation, this historic and intimate collection of radio documentaries presents a compelling array of sonic pioneers and legends, eccentric collectors, and original American voices.
The 18th century’s Age of Enlightenment in pre-Revolutionary France continues to fascinate us today. Steegmuller brings his scholarly talents to this collection of the letters of Mme. Louise d’Épinay, best-known for the treatment she received in Rousseau’s Confessions. Eavesdropping on the writings of this intelligent woman, the listener gains not only insights into her friendship with Italian priest-diplomat, Ferdinando Galiani, but also a glance into the life of France’s elite.
The New York Times Best-selling fantasy author Anne Bishop makes her U.S. debut in science fiction with this engaging futuristic novella. The Restorers travel the universe fulfilling a purpose handed down through the generations. They live and die aboard city-ships, never knowing the worlds they create and save. What begins as a disastrous training exercise in creating and balancing ecosystems becomes an unexpected fight for survival. The only hope may be the secret project of an untried Restorer.
My naughty little sister is the naughtiest little girl in the world... she's always having adventures! She wins a prize in the Fancy Dress parade, and she goes to the hairdresser with Bad Harry to watch him have his golden curls chopped off. But she's a very stubborn girl at the photographer's shop - she won't say cheese!
Unapologetic is a brief, personal, sharp-tongued defence of Christian belief. It isn't an argument that Christianity is true, because how could anyone know that (or indeed its opposite)? It's a book for believers who are fed up with being patronised, for nonbelievers curious about faith in the 21st century, and for anyone who feels there is something indefinably anti-imaginative and intolerant about the way the atheist case is currently being made.
Brothers in Arms recounts the extraordinary story of the 761st Black Panthers, the first all-black armored unit to see combat in World War II.
Here is the classic story of Benjamin Button, who is born with the physical appearance of a 70-year-old man and ages backwards through his life. Recently adapted for the film starring Brad Pitt.
This is a short story about American military intelligence enlisted men who are trying to capture a Viet Cong Colonel at the most famous whorehouse in the Mekong Delta. It is shortly after the Tet Offensive in 1968, and one of them, a radio intercept operator, knows his voice, but not his face. This is a work of fiction. A resemblance to real persons and events is coincidental and unintended even if the author is a Vietnam Veteran who served in Military Intelligence.
Dick Francis has written 36 best selling novels, one autobiography, and one biography. With Field of 13, he turns his hand to the short story. The settings range from the national Hunt at Cheltenham, where a middle-aged owner falls in love with her jockey, to the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, where demon drink and wilting willpower take their toll.
"Another Dick Francis Classic"
A wonderful collection of Christmas stories and poems celebrating all the warmth and joy of the holiday season. "Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus" is a kindly editor's reply to a young reader regarding the existence of Santa; "Silent Night" is the classic song read with meaning and reverence; "The Christmas Masquerade" is a charming tale of a magical Christmas Eve.
"Long bizarre fairy tale about costumes ruins it"