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The Beauty
SF-horror novella shortlisted for the James Tiptree and Shirley Jackson awards. Set in the Valley of the Rocks, a place removed from the bustling cities and towns, a group of men and boys gather each night around the flickering fire to share their stories. In this world where women have vanished, the remaining individuals are left with only the rest of their lives to contemplate. Prepare to immerse yourself in the tales spun around the campfire, witnessing the birth of a myth. In a world devoid of women, where the past is saturated with sorrow, how long should one hold onto grief? Can the forest, shrouded in its mysteries, offer transformative secrets capable of reshaping everything?
Soft Apocalypses
Soft Apocalypses is a collection of short stories written by five-time Bram Stoker Award-winning Lucy Snyder. The book explores various themes, including apocalypse, science fiction, horror, and dark fantasy. The title refers to the idea that these apocalypses are not the traditional, catastrophic events that we often associate with the end of the world. Instead, they are more subtle, creeping changes that slowly alter the fabric of society and individuals' lives.
1950s American Fashion
In the 1950s, American fashion was characterized by polished, elegant looks with an emphasis on feminine silhouettes. Women's clothing was often fitted at the waist and flared at the hips, while men's fashion featured sharp tailoring and sleek, clean lines. Popular styles included poodle skirts, pencil skirts, and letterman jackets, and accessories such as cat-eye glasses and pearls were all the rage. This book follows the American fashion industry from New York's 7th Avenue to the beaches of California in search of the clothes that defined 1950s American fashion.
The Time Trap
When archaeologist Kent Mason stumbles upon the ruins of an ancient city, a time portal transports him on an adventure filled with monsters, mayhem, and unimaginable threats. Originally written for the Marvel Science Stories in 1938.
The Double
This story is about a doctor who must resort to unorthodox methods to reveal the dark secrets a patient is harboring: a celebrated neuroscientist and Cambridge don, who nearly kills a man in a fit of rage, and may not be the person he claims to be.
Arrested Song
A haunting, sumptuous novel, weaving the private and the historic into a vivid tapestry of Greek island life. Spanning over three decades, it chronicles the story of an extraordinary woman and her lifelong struggle against tyranny. A very accomplished novel!
Small-town girls and plane tickets, a taste of tenderness and honey, the bandage on the bee sting. This sapphic collection of heartbreak poetry is a gentle reminder that you are not defined by the people you walk away from or the people who walk away from you.
Janey the Vet
Janey Lowes had been a vet for just two years when she left her home in County Durham and went traveling. Visiting Sri Lanka, she was horrified to see the state of so many of the island’s dogs, in particular the three million strays. Over 5,000 miles from home, Janey decided there and then that she was going to move to the island indefinitely and do everything within her power to help them. She raised £10,000 to get started, set up a charity called WECare Worldwide, and began work.
The Truth Will Out
A gripping thriller perfect for fans of Gillian Flynn, S.J. Watson, B A Paris and Sophie Hannah.
The CBS Murders
Winner of the Edgar Award: The CBS Murders reconstructed the investigation into the killing in 1982 of three eyewitnesses, all employees of CBS in Manhattan, to the shooting of a 37-year-old accountant who had agreed to testify against her former boss, a diamond dealer accused of fraud.
Ukraine and its People
This valuable book offers many insights on homelands and waterways, the people, their religion, language and literature and their history.
Legally Blonde
The funny romantic comedy about an unlikely law student with big dreams inspired the blockbuster movie and the Broadway musical.
The Eccentric Mr Churchill
This fascinating and highly entertaining book contains little-known anecdotes, facts, and details about Winston Churchill's life. As well as providing new insight into the epochal historical events that Churchill was a part of, it documents some of the lesser-known moments of his life.
Life on the Mississippi
“Good books, good friends and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”
Think and Grow Rich!
The book, first published in 1937, is still a classic. It is widely regarded as one of the most popular and influential self-help books of all time.
The Good Samaritan Bites the Dust
Ever claimed that there is 'no rest for the wicked', judged something as 'sour grapes', or rallied friends by shouting 'eat, drink and be merry'? Knowingly or not, you have been quoting from the Bible. The Good Samaritan Bites the Dust offers a light-hearted and fascinating look at the stories behind the expressions – explaining where in the Bible these familiar phrases appear and describing the colourful biblical backdrop to their origination, from epic battles to acts of betrayal, miracles and beyond.
Bone Meal For Roses
Rescued from an abusive mother, six-year-old Poppy slowly recovers at her grandparents’ farm and the magic of their garden in the majestic landscape of South Africa. But as she becomes a young woman, painful memories resurface and a troubled married man enters her life.
The Birth and Impact of Britpop
The story of the explosion of indie music into the mainstream in 1991 – and the cultural revolution that followed. It isn’t a history of Britpop, it’s Paul’s ‘love letter’ to the scene.
The Anderson Tapes
The explosive Edgar Award-winning debut novel by New York Times bestselling author Lawrence Sanders.
Our New World
Florian Hoffmann demonstrates the huge potential for creating a better future today. He visits places and people around the world, where courage and imagination have already paved the way for the world of tomorrow.
Sister Carrie
Young country girl moves to the big city where she starts realizing her own American Dream, first as a mistress to men that she perceives as superior, and later becoming a famous actress.
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