Senin, 16 Desember 2019

A Tale of Two Cities (9780141196909)



Part of Penguin's beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality colourful, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design.

After eighteen years as a political prisoner in the Bastille the aging Dr Manette is finally released and reunited with his daughter in England. There two very different men, Charles Darnay, an exiled French aristocrat, and Sydney Carton, a disreputable but brilliant English lawyer, become enmeshed through their love for Lucie Manette. From the tranquil lanes of London, they are all drawn against their will to the vengeful, bloodstained streets of Paris at the height of the Reign of Terror and soon fall under the lethal shadow of La Guillotine.


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  • Hardback | 544 pages
  • 138 x 204 x 47mm | 665g
  • PENGUIN CLASSICS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • w. ills. by Coralie Bickford-Smith
  • 0141196904
  • 9780141196909
  • 111,095


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Awaken The Giant Within (9780743409384)



`Tony's incredible understanding of the world, people and human nature make him the ultimate like coach. He knows what it takes to make people excel... and win!' - Andre Agassi

`Robbins is a mass of walking energy and passion.' - Time Out

Are you in charge of your life? Or are you being swept away by things that are seemingly out of your control? In AWAKEN THE GIANT WITHIN, Anthony Robbins, the bestselling author of UNLIMITED POWER, shows the reader how to take immediate control of their mental, emotional, physical and financial destiny.

Further praise for Tony Robbins:-
`A fascinating, intriguing presentation of cutting-edge findings and insights... including the growing consciousness that true success is anchored in enduring values and service to other.' - Stephen R. Covey, Author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People


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  • Paperback | 544 pages
  • 130.05 x 198.12 x 35.05mm | 369g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • 0743409388
  • 9780743409384
  • 720


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Hugo Von Hofmannsthal : Three Plays (9780814312865)



Since World War II Hugo von Hofmannsthal has regained his place as a classic of modern European literature. The translations collected here - Death and the Fool, Electra, and The Tower represent different periods and interests in his career as a dramatist. Yet, as the critical introduction on Hofmannsthal's tragic theater indicates, all three plays, written in different theatrical idioms, reveal a unified and developing conception of man's estate in the modern world.

Hofmannsthal rejected the current fashions of the modern stage but was nonetheless a keen observer of his time. His deliberate indebtedness to the great theaters of the past allowed him to enlarge the scope of his own dramaturgy and to use a more articulate language than that afforded by the conventions of the modern realistic theater.

This book includes the 1927 theater version of Hofmannsthal's last great work, The Tower, available for the first time in English translation.


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  • Paperback | 244 pages
  • 133 x 203 x 12.95mm | 258.55g
  • Detroit, MI, United States
  • English
  • 0814312861
  • 9780814312865


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How to Have Feminist Sex : A Fairly Graphic Guide (9780241391563)



'Funny, kind, generous and smart - I could have done with the wisdom of Flo Perry far sooner' Dolly Alderton

We talk about feminism in the workplace and we talk about dating after #MeToo, but women's own patriarchal conditioning can be the hardest enemy to defeat. When it comes to our sex lives, few of us are free of niggling fears and body image insecurities. Rather than enjoying and exploring our bodies uninhibited, we worry about our bikini lines, bulging tummies and whether we're doing it 'right'.

Flo broaches everything from faking it to consent, stress to kink, and how losing your virginity isn't so different to eating your first chocolate croissant. Her mission is to get more people talking openly about what they do and don't want from every romantic encounter.


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  • Hardback | 144 pages
  • 162 x 242 x 15mm | 452g
  • Particular Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0241391563
  • 9780241391563
  • 19,666


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Pete the Cat's 12 Groovy Days of Christmas (9780062675279)



A New York Times bestselling Pete the Cat Christmas picture book!

Pete and his friends are rockin' and groovin' while counting down the days to Christmas! Who needs five golden rings, when you can have five onion rings?

Join Pete and the gang for one-of-a-kind holiday cheer. He adds a cool-cat spin on a well-known Christmas carol, bringing a hip and energetic spirit to the season.

This is a perfect Christmas gift for Pete the Cat fans who are eagerly awaiting Santa's arrival.

Plus, don't miss Pete's other spin on a holiday classic, Pete the Cat Saves Christmas.


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  • Hardback | 48 pages
  • 229 x 229 x 6mm | 400g
  • HarperCollins
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0062675273
  • 9780062675279
  • 110,049


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The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs : The Untold Story of a Lost World (9781509830060)



THE TIMES SCIENCE BOOK OF THE YEAR

A Sunday Times Bestseller

'Thrilling . . . the best book on the subject written for the general reader since the 1980s.' The Sunday Times

66 million years ago the dinosaurs were wiped from the face of the earth. Today, Dr. Steve Brusatte, one of the leading scientists of a new generation of dinosaur hunters, armed with cutting edge technology, is piecing together the complete story of how the dinosaurs ruled the earth for 150 million years.

The world of the dinosaurs has fascinated on book and screen for decades - from early science fiction classics like The Lost World, to Godzilla terrorizing the streets of Tokyo, and the monsters of Jurassic Park. But what if we got it wrong? In The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs, top dinosaur expert Brusatte, tells the real story of how dinosaurs rose to dominate the planet. Using the fossil clues that have been gathered using state of the art technology, Brusatte follows these magnificent creatures from their beginnings in the Early Triassic period, through the Jurassic period to their final days in the Cretaceous and the legacy that they left behind.

Along the way, Brusatte introduces us to modern day dinosaur hunters and gives an insight into what it's like to be a paleontologist. The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs is full of thrilling accounts of some of his personal discoveries, including primitive human-sized tyrannosaurs, monstrous carnivores even larger than T. rex, and feathered raptor dinosaurs preserved in lava from China.

At a time when Homo sapiens has existed for less than 200,000 years and we are already talking about planetary extinction, The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs is a timely reminder of what humans can learn from the magnificent creatures who ruled the earth before us.


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  • Hardback | 416 pages
  • 163 x 241 x 40mm | 676g
  • MACMILLAN
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main Market Ed
  • 1509830065
  • 9781509830060
  • 52,154


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Rebekkas Melodie (9783868276619)



Nashville, 1871: Die junge Musikerin Rebekka kehrt nach ihrer Ausbildung in Wien in ihre alte Heimat zurück. Doch sie weiß, dass ihr ihr früheres Zuhause in Nashville keine Zuflucht mehr bietet. Dort herrscht mittlerweile ihr Stiefvater. Und so macht Rebekka sich auf die Suche nach einer Anstellung. Ihr größter Herzenswunsch ist es, im Sinfonieorchester ihrer Heimatstadt Violine spielen zu dürfen. Aber Nathaniel Whitcomb, der Dirigent, lehnt Rebekka ab. In seinem Orchester ist kein Platz für Frauen.
Nach und nach jedoch erkennt er, dass Rebekka nicht nur äußerst reizend ist, sondern auch eine außergewöhnliche Gabe besitzt ...


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  • Paperback | 489 pages
  • 142 x 208 x 48mm | 573g
  • German
  • 3868276610
  • 9783868276619
  • 2,325,085


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