Author: Sir Tony Robinson

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 028307258X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

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Sir Tony Robinson is a much-loved actor, presenter and author with a stellar career lasting over fifty years. Now, in his long-awaited autobiography, he reveals how the boy from South Woodford went from child stardom in the first stage production of Oliver!, a pint-sized pickpocket desperately bleaching his incipient moustache, to comedy icon Baldrick, the loyal servant and turnip aficionado in Blackadder. It wasn't all plain sailing though. Along the way he was bullied by Steve Marriott, failed to impress Liza Minnelli and was pushed into a stinking London dock by John Wayne. He also entertained us with Maid Marion and Her Merry Men (which he wrote and starred in) and coped manfully when locked naked outside a theatre in Lincoln during the live tour of comedy series Who Dares Wins. He presented Time Team for twenty years, watching countless gardens ruthlessly dug up in the name of archaeology, and risked life and limb filming The Worst Jobs in History. Packed full of incident and insight, No Cunning Plan is a funny, self-deprecating and always entertaining read.
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Die Autobiographie

Author: Phil Collins

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641198356

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 528

View: 6879

13 Alben auf Platz 1, 7 Grammys, 5 Kinder, 3 Ehen, 1 Buch Nur drei Musiker weltweit haben als Solokünstler und mit ihrer Band jeweils über 100 Millionen Tonträger verkauft – Phil Collins ist einer von ihnen. »Another Day in Paradise«, »You Can’t Hurry Love«, »One More Night«, »Sussudio« – große Songs mit großen Geschichten. Mit »In the Air Tonight« etwa hat der Ausnahmemusiker das Ende einer seiner drei Ehen in einen zeitlosen Hit verwandelt. Überhaupt – dieses Leben! Phil Collins erzählt rückhaltlos alles: von einem Filmdreh mit den Beatles, von Sessions mit Eric Clapton, Tina Turner und Adele, von der großen Zeit mit Genesis und davon, wie er auf einer Tournee heiratet, um sich später via Fax wieder scheiden zu lassen – und Jahre darauf gänzlich im Alkohol zu ertrinken. Phänomenale Höhen wie bizarre Tiefen: In diesem Buch ruft jede Zeile: »Take a Look at Me Now!«
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Author: Caryl Hart

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444916149

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

View: 5388

Foxy DuBois is on a mission to get rich quick. Only one thing stands in her way - Alphonso the Alligator! Can Foxy's hair-brained schemes make enough money to keep Alphonso fed? Or will Foxy DuBois find herself on the menu? An hilarious new series for young readers from an award-winning author-illustrator team. Alex's first fiction series - Claude - was selected for the Richard and Judy Children's Book Club and the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize, and he is the World Book Day Illustrator 2014. Caryl has been shortlisted for the Red House Award and won many awards, including the Stockport Award.
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The Epic Story of the American Railroad

Author: Christian Wolmar

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN: 0857897799

Category: History

Page: 300

View: 1855

In the 1830s, The United States underwent a second revolution. The opening of the Baltimore & Ohio line, the first American railroad, set in motion a process which, by the end of the century, would enmesh the vast country in a latticework of railroad lines, small-town stations and magisterial termini, built and controlled the biggest corporations in America. By the middle of the twentieth century, however, as the automobile and the aeroplane came to dominate American journey-making, the historic importance of the railroads began to be erased from America's hearts and minds. In The Great Railway Revolution, Christian Wolmar tells us the extraordinary one-hundred-and-eighty-year story of the rise, fall and ultimate shattering of the greatest of all American endeavours, of technological triumph and human tragedy, of visionary pioneers and venal and rapacious railway barons. He also argues that while America has largely disowned this heritage, now is the time to celebrate, reclaim and reinstate it. The growth of the US railroads was much more than just a revolution in mode, speed and convenience. They united the far-flung components of a vast and disparate country and supercharged the economic development that fuelled its rise to world-power status. America was created by its railroads and the massive expansion of trade, industry and freedom of communication that they engendered came to be an integral part of the American dream itself.
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Roman

Author: Alex Garland

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641155991

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 6586

Der junge Engländer Richard ist mit dem Rucksack in Thailand unterwegs – abseits der überfüllten Routen des Massentourismus, auf der Suche nach der wahren, unverfälschten Seele des Landes, dem einzigartigen Abenteuer. Als er zusammen mit einem französischen Pärchen einen entlegenen Strand entdeckt, glaubt er am Ziel seiner Träume angelangt zu sein: weißer Sand und farbige Korallengärten, ein majestätischer Wasserfall, umringt von tropischem Dschungel, und ein buntgemischtes Häufchen junger Leute aus aller Welt, die hier ihr Lager aufgeschlagen haben. Es ist das reinste Paradies. Bis der Strand sein wahres Gesicht zu erkennen gibt. Und sich als eine grausame Hölle entpuppt, die alles zu vernichten droht. „Der Strand“ wurde sehr erfolgreich unter dem Titel „The Beach“ mit Leonardo Di Caprio verfilmt.
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Author: Kate Jaimet

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers

ISBN: 1554694604

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 168

View: 7868

Josh Johnson's mother wants him to run for class president. Josh just wants to run and hide. If only there were a club to help downtrodden eleven-year-olds escape their parents' ambitions! But since no such club exists, Josh has to invent one -- he calls it Dunces Anonymous, and before he knows it, the membership is up to three. Magnolia and Wang help Josh lose the school presidential election, but that's just the beginning of the club's activities. Magnolia, pressured by her mom into trying out for the role of Juliet in the school's play, finds herself fending off the advances of an overly amorous Romeo. Wang's father has forced him to join the school chess club, but Wang desperately wants to take fencing lessons instead. As the three friends try to free Magnolia from the school play, liberate Wang from the chess club and get rid of horrible Stacey Hogarth, who has vowed to become the new president of Dunces Anonymous, they realize that they all have talents -- if only their parents could see them.
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Thriller

Author: Mason Cross

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 364114390X

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 975

Wie stoppt man einen Killer, dessen einziges Motiv die pure Lust am Töten ist? Als bei einem Überfall auf einen Gefangenentransport der berüchtigte „Chicago Sniper“ Caleb Wardell entkommen kann, herrscht beim FBI die höchste Alarmstufe. Wardell, der nur zwei Wochen später hingerichtet werden sollte, gilt als völlig unberechenbar und sucht sich seine Opfer bevorzugt in großen Menschenmengen. Das FBI zieht den externen Berater Carter Blake hinzu, der einst während eines Militäreinsatzes im Irak eine äußerst verstörende Begegnung mit Wardell hatte. Wird es Carter diesmal gelingen, den gemeingefährlichen Killer zu stoppen?
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Crime and Punishment, The Idiot, The Brothers Karamazov, Demons, The House of the Dead…

Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Publisher: Musaicum Books

ISBN: 8027201276

Category: Fiction

Page: 3800

View: 7547

Musaicum Books presents to you this carefully created collection of Fyodor Dostoyevsky's complete novels. This ebook has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821-1881) was a Russian novelist, short story writer, essayist, journalist and philosopher. His literary works explore human psychology in the troubled political, social, and spiritual atmosphere of 19th-century Russia. Many of his works contain a strong emphasis on Christianity, and its message of absolute love, forgiveness and charity, explored within the realm of the individual, confronted with all of life's hardships and beauty. His major works include Crime and Punishment (1866), The Idiot (1869), Demons (1872) and The Brothers Karamazov (1880). Many literary critics rate him as one of the greatest and most prominent psychologists in world literature. His novella Notes from Underground is considered to be one of the first works of existentialist literature. Table of Contents: NOVELS AND NOVELLAS: Poor Folk The Double The Landlady Netochka Nezvanova Uncle's Dream The Village of Stepanchikovo The Insulted and Humiliated The House of the Dead Notes from Underground Crime and Punishment The Gambler The Idiot The Permanent Husband The Possessed (Demons) The Raw Youth (The Adolescent) The Brothers Karamazov ESSAYS ON DOSTOYEVSKY: A SURVEY OF RUSSIAN LITERATURE by Isabel Florence Hapgood DOSTOYEVSKY AND HIS MESSAGE TO THE WORLD by Zinaida Vengerova ON RUSSIAN NOVELISTS by William Lyon Phelps Extract from 'AN OUTLINE OF RUSSIAN LITERATURE' by Maurice Baring BIOGRAPHY Fyodor Dostoyevsky, A Study by Aimée
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Author: Nicole Cooke

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471130363

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 464

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THE SUNDAY TIMES SPORT BOOK OF THE YEAR A retirement statement from a sports star rarely causes a flicker, but Nicole Cooke went out as she rode her bike: giving it her all. The contrast could not have been greater - as Lance Armstrong, a fraudster backed by many corporate sponsors and feted by presidents, was about to deliver a stage-managed confession to Oprah, so a young woman from a small village in Wales took aim. She too had been a cyclist, the only rider ever to have become World and Olympic champion in the same year, and the first British cyclist to have been ranked World No.1, but as a woman in a man's sport, her exploits gained little recognition and brought no riches. She too had ridden through this dark period for the sport when drug-taking was everywhere. Nicole Cooke spoke up for those who had taken a very different path to Lance and his team-mates. In her frank and outspoken autobiography, Cooke reveals the real story behind British cycling's rise to global dominance. With a child's dreams of success, she left home at 18 to pursue her goals in Italy. Broken contracts, unpaid wages, a horrendous injury and drugs cheats were just some of the challenges she faced, even before she lined up to take on her opponents. The Breakaway is a book that will not only inspire all those who read it, but which also asks some serious questions about the way society regards women's sport.
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A History of the Borden Murders

Author: Edwin H. Porter

Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.

ISBN: 1584775467

Category: Law

Page: 312

View: 3769

Lizzie Borden [1860-1927] was tried and acquitted for the 1892 axe murders of her father and stepmother in Fall River, Massachusetts. Speculation continues today about the sensational case that produced a famous nursery rhyme. Although she was acquitted, no one else was ever charged with the murders, and Borden lived out her life in Fall River. Compiled immediately after Borden's sensational trial, the author aims to provide "a connected story of the whole case, commencing with the day of the tragedy and ending with the day that Miss Borden was set free." He touches on such topics as the discovery of the murders, the adjournment of the preliminary hearing and some the many theories that were advanced before any arrests were made. The book is handsomely illustrated with photos and line illustrations of the deceased, the accused, the jury and others. The author describes the book as: "A Plain Statement of the Material Facts Pertaining to the Most Famous Crime of the Century, Including the Story of the Arrest and Preliminary Trial of Miss LIZZIE A. BORDEN and a Full Report of the Superior Court Trial, With a Hitherto Unpublished Account of the Renowned Trickey-McHenry Affair Compiled from Official Sources and Profusely Illustrated with Original Engravings." Edwin H. Porter [1864-1904] was the Police Reporter for the Fall River Daily Globe and a correspondent for the Boston Herald. Accounts that he was paid to leave town and disappear after the book was published are incorrect. He continued as a reporter and was still employed by the Globe when he died of tuberculosis at age thirty-nine.
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Historischer Roman

Author: Simon Scarrow

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641040523

Category: Fiction

Page: 608

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Im ersten Jahrhundert nach Christus steht nur das kleine Königreich Palmyra zwischen dem römischen Imperium und seinem Erzfeind, dem Reich der Parther. Als die Parther in Palmyra einfallen, um eine Invasion vorzubereiten, werden die beiden Veteranen Macro und Cato mit der Aufgabe betraut, die scheinbar unbesiegbare Übermacht aufzuhalten. Der Lektor zum Buch: Bernard Cornwell und Conn Iggulden haben nicht von ungefähr eine große und treue Leserschaft: Historische Romane mit viel Action und Spannung erfreuen sich – nicht nur beim männlichen Publikum – großer Beliebtheit. Grund genug also, hier ein Geschichtspanorama vorzustellen, das sich so packend wie ein großer Hollywoodfilm liest. Die Abenteuer der beiden Legionäre Macro und Cato, die sich durchs Römische Imperium schlagen, haben Simon Scarrow in England ganz oben auf die Bestsellerlisten katapultiert. Zu Recht – denn man glaubt förmlich, den Staub des Schlachtfelds zu schmecken und das Klirren der Klingen zu hören.
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Author: V. M. Giambanco

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783426513996

Category:

Page: 569

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Author: Nuala O'Sullivan,Geraldine Woods

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470664541

Category: Education

Page: 328

View: 8761

English Grammar Workbook For Dummies, UK Edition is grammar First Aid for anyone wanting to perfect their English and develop the practical skills needed to write and speak correctly. Each chapter focuses on key grammatical principles, with easy-to-follow theory and examples as well as practice questions and explanations. From verbs, prepositions and tenses, to style, expressions and tricky word traps, this hands-on workbook is essential for both beginners looking to learn and practise the basics of English grammar, and those who want to brush up skills they already have - quickly, easily, and with confidence. English Grammar Workbook For Dummies, UK Edition covers: Part I: Laying the Groundwork: Grammar Basics Chapter 1: Placing the Proper Verb in the Proper Place Chapter 2: Matchmaker, Make Me a Match: Pairing Subjects and Verbs Correctly Chapter 3: Who Is She, and What Is It? The Lowdown on Pronouns Chapter 4: Finishing What You Start: Writing Complete Sentences Part II: Mastering Mechanics Chapter 5: Exercising Comma Sense Chapter 6: Made You Look! Punctuation Marks That Demand Attention Chapter 7: One Small Mark, a Whole New Meaning: Apostrophes Chapter 8: "Let Me Speak!" Quotation Marks Chapter 9: Hitting the Big Time: Capital Letters Part III: The Pickier Points of Correct Verb and Pronoun Use Chapter 10: The Case of It (And Other Pronouns) Chapter 11: Choosing the Best Pronoun for a Tricky Sentence Chapter 12: Travelling in Time: Tricky Verb-Tense Situations Chapter 13: Are You and Your Verbs in the Right Mood? Part IV: All You Need to Know about Descriptions and Comparisons Chapter 14: Writing Good or Well: Adjectives and Adverbs Chapter 15: Going on Location: Placing Descriptions Correctly Chapter 16: For Better or Worse: Forming Comparisons Chapter 17: Apples and Oranges: Improper Comparisons Part V: Writing with Style Chapter 18: Keeping Your Balance Chapter 19: Spicing Up and Trimming Down Your Sentences Chapter 20: Steering Clear of Tricky Word Traps Part VI: The Part of Tens Chapter 21: Ten Over-corrections Chapter 22: Ten Errors to Avoid at All Cost
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Wo komm ich her? Wo geh ich hin? Und wo, verdammt, sind meine Schlüssel?

Author: Billy Crystal

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843707081

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 9284

"Mit 60 konnte ich noch dieselben Dinge tun wie mit 30 - sofern ich ich erinnern konnte, was das war. Mit 65 ändert sich das. Man hört etwa auf, 25-jährigen Frauen nachzuschauen. Das heißt, ich drehe ich schon nach ihnen um, aber sie sind unscharf, und bis ich die Brille gefunden habe, sind sie weg. " Pointenreich und voller Selbstironie schildert Billy Crystal seine leidvollen Erfahrungen mit dem Älterwerden und erzählt von seiner Karriere als weltweit beliebter Entertainer und Hollywoodstar.
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Roman

Author: John le Carré

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843708533

Category: Fiction

Page: 637

View: 9743

Alle Romane von John le Carré jetzt als E-Book! - Eine Explosion im Diplomatenviertel zerstört die Villa des israelischen Arbeitsattachés und fordert drei Todesopfer. Ein weiterer grausamer Anschlag in einer Reihe europaweiter Attentate, zu denen sich die Terrorgruppe Palästinensische Agonie bekennt. Für den endgültigen Vernichtungsschlag gegen die Terroristen braucht der israelische Meisterspion Schulmann die Hilfe von Charlie, einer jungen englischen Schauspielerin. Als sie einwilligt, einen mit Sprengstoff beladenen Mercedes durch Jugoslawien zu fahren, gibt es für sie kein Zurück mehr. Um zu überleben, wird sie die Rolle ihres Lebens spielen müssen... Der Bestseller - neu aufgelegt zum 75. Geburtstag von John le Carrè.
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Author: Margaret de Rohan

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1848766505

Category: Adventure stories

Page: 184

View: 694

Celia and Granny Meg Go to Paris: a survival guide is a charming children's story. It contains life lessons as well as historical facts about French life and how to be a polite tourist. In a rash moment, Granny Meg promises Celia, her eldest grandchild and only granddaughter, a three-day visit to Paris by Eurostar as a tenth birthday treat. During their time in Paris they will try to speak only French, something Celia's Dad feels would result in a very quiet few days if it ever actually happened. But Fate suddenly intervenes and their visit to Paris turns out to be anything but quiet... On Celia and Granny Meg’s first afternoon, they are involved in an incident at the Eiffel Tower which catapults them into a different scenario. But even after an attempted theft the next morning, they fail to realise that they have become the targets of some very unpleasant characters who will stop at nothing to get what they want from them.. Before long, they are being followed all over Paris by dangerous criminals who are involved in a crime that threatens the security of the French Republic itself. It is then up to Celia and Granny Meg, the most unlikely crime fighting duo ever, to save the day. But first they must save themselves, and that might not be so easy... Inspired by true events, Celia and Granny Meg Go to Paris: a survival guide will appeal to children aged 9-12. The author herself is inspired by Rumer Godden who has written numerous books including The Greengage Summer which is Margaret’s personal favourite.
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Roman

Author: P. D. James

Publisher: Droemer eBook

ISBN: 3426558548

Category: Fiction

Page: 552

View: 9921

Die Journalistin Rhoda Gradwyn, berühmt-berüchtigt wegen ihrer spitzen Feder, beschließt mit 47 Jahren, sich endlich die unschöne Narbe aus dem Gesicht entfernen zu lassen. Doch sie wird die idyllisch gelegene Privatklinik nicht mehr lebend verlassen – am Tag nach der Operation liegt Rhoda erwürgt im Bett. Kurz darauf wird ein Freund des feinen Hauses ebenfalls ermordet aufgefunden. Commander Adam Dalgliesh und sein Team müssen sich bald mit viel Komplizierterem herumschlagen als der Frage nach dem Schuldigen ... Ein makelloser Tod von P. D. James: packender Thriller im eBook!
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Author: Roald Dahl

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644574219

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

View: 8003

Willy Wonka stand ganz allein in dem großen offenen Fabriktor. Seine Augen waren ungewöhnlich lebhaft. Plötzlich machte er ein paar komische kleine Tanzschritte, breitete die Arme aus und rief: «Willkommen, meine kleinen Freunde! Willkommen in der Schokoladenfabrik!» Der geheimnisvolle Willy Wonka öffnet zum ersten Mal die Tore seiner Schokoladenfabrik. Charlie kann es kaum fassen, dass er als eines der fünf glücklichen Kinder, die eine Goldene Eintrittskarte gewonnen haben, dort hineindarf. Denn Willy Wonka macht nicht nur die köstlichste Schokolade – er ist der beste Süßigkeitenerfinder aller Zeiten! Aber Charlie hätte nie gedacht, welche verrückten Abenteuer ihn in Wonkas Schokoladenfabrik wirklich erwarten würden ...
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