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Britain's Royal Families by Alison Weir

Britain's Royal Families is a unique reference book providing, for the first time in one volume, complete genealogical details of all members of the royal houses of England, Scotland and Great Britain from 800AD to the present. Drawing on countless authorities, both ancient and modern, Weir explores the royal family tree in unprecedented depth and provides a comprehensive guide to...

Conversations with Myself by Nelson Mandela

Mandela is one of the most inspiring and iconic figures of our age. Now, after a lifetime of recording thoughts and events, hardships and victories, he has opened his personal archive, which offers unprecedented insight into his remarkable life. From letters written in the darkest hours of his twenty-seven years of imprisonment to the draft of an unfinished sequel to Long Walk to...

Essays in Love by Alain de Botton

Charting the progress of an affair, from first kiss to argument and reconciliation, from intimacy and tenderness to anxiety, this is a wholly modern attempt to define the age-old dilemmas of the heart by detailing the highs and lows of contemporary romance.

Evil Is Everywhere by Carroll Ward

There is an old saying that "still water runs deep." The quiet little Southern town of La Flor, Mississippi, is an example of still water. While La Flor appears to be peaceful, placid, and lovely, underneath the calm is kidnapping, murder, and intrigue. One woman discovers the undercurrent of evil, but decides not disturb the peacefulness of the town's facade. When Sally Henshaw, a...

Red Undies & Dutchman's Trousers by Sacha Langton-Gilks

In this hilarious approach to the world of gardening, "whoretoculturalist" Langton-Gilks exposes the hidden meanings behind plant nomenclature, with a nod to all things naughty in the garden. Novice gardeners can discover the right conditions to attain momentous results from the often neglected Clitoria, or learn the self-seeding abilities of Sisyrinchium, also known as E. K. Balls...

The Bone Flute by Patricia Bow

Camrose, a perfectly normal 12-year-old, has inherited responsibility for an ancient bone flute, an object of quest for two time-wandering rivals, one of them lord of the Otherworld. With the help of her friend Mark and the not-quite-human Miranda, Camrose braves fire and much worse to claim the flute and restore it to its rightful - and unexpected - owner.

The Demon Trapper's Daughter by Jana Oliver

Riley Blackthorne just needs a chance to prove herself - and that's exactly what the demons are counting on... Seventeen-year-old Riley, the only daughter of legendary Demon Trapper, Paul Blackthorne, has always dreamed of following in her father's footsteps. The good news is, with human society seriously disrupted by economic upheaval and Lucifer increasing the number of demons in...

The Midnight Bell by Francis Lathom

Young Alphonsus Cohenburg enters his mother's bedroom and finds her covered in blood. She tells him his uncle has murdered his father, and orders him to flee Cohenburg castle forever to save his own life! A disconsolate exile, Alphonsus wanders the earth seeking the means of survival, first as a soldier, then a miner, and finally as sacristan of a church, where he meets the beautiful...

The Murder on the Links by Agatha Christie

Captain Hastings arrives in the flat that he now shares with Poirot in London, eager to tell the Belgian detective about a woman with whom he has fallen hopelessly in love on the train from Paris to Calais. But Poirot is busy sorting his mail, impatiently tossing aside bills and banal requests "recovering lost lap dogs for fashionable ladies". Then he finds an extraordinary letter...

The Piano Teacher by Janice Y. K. Lee

A tale of love and betrayal set in war-torn Hong Kong. In 1942, Englishman Will Truesdale falls headlong into a passionate relationship with Trudy Liang, a beautiful Eurasian socialite. But their affair is soon threatened by the invasion of the Japanese as World War II overwhelms their part of the world. Ten years later, Claire Pendleton comes to Hong Kong to work as a piano teacher...

The World of Null-A by A. E. van Vogt

It is the year 2650 and Earth has become a world of non-Aristotelianism, or Null-A. This is the story of Gilbert Gosseyn, who lives in that future world where the Games Machine, made up of twenty-five thousand electronic brains, sets the course of people's lives. Gosseyn isn't even sure of his own identity, but realizes he has some remarkable abilities and sets out to use them to...

Under Their Skin by Dinah Lee Küng

The Geneva laser clinic of Dr. Roman Micheli is as discreet as a Swiss bank - no matter who the patient, Roman is the dispassionate professional. His wife Isabel, a WHO leprologist, is even more dedicated to her work than Roman. But their technically perfect partnership unravels when an American violinist strides onto a concert stage and weaves the audience into her musical spell...