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Memories of the Ford Administration. A Novel

Profesorul de istorie Alf Clayton primeste un chestionar pe care trebuie sa il completeze cu memoriile si impresiile lui din perioada administratiei lui Gerald Ford. Curand Alf descopera perplex ca in anii '70 numai la politica nu i-a stat gandul. 'Proza luminoasa a lui Updike da povestii o dimensiune de frumusete pe care niciun alt romancier nu i-ar fi putut-o darui" (Daily Telegraph) ..

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Mother Night

Whilst awaiting trial for war crimes in an Israeli prison, Howard W. Campbell Jr sets down his memoirs on an old German typewriter. He has used such a typewriter before, when he worked as a Nazi propagandist under Goebbels. Though that was before he agreed to become a spy for US military. Is Howard guilty? Can a black or white verdict ever be reached in a world that’s a gazillion shades of grey?..

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Music for Chameleons: New Writings - PMC

At the centre of Music for Chameleons is Handcarved Coffins, a 'nonfiction novel' based on the brutal crimes of a real-life murderer. Taking place in a small Midwestern town in America, it offers chilling insights into the mind of a killer and the obsession of the man bringing him to justice. Also in this volume are six short stories and seven 'conversational portraits' including a touching one ..

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My Cousin Rachel (Film Tie-In)

This special edition contains a foreword by the film's director and screenwriter, Roger Michell Orphaned at an early age, Philip Ashley is raised by his benevolent cousin, Ambrose. Resolutely single, Ambrose delights in making Philip his heir, knowing he will treasure his beautiful Cornish estate. But Philip's world is shattered when Ambrose sets off on a trip to Florence. There he falls in l..

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My Family and Other Animals

The inspiration behind ITV's hit family drama, The Durrells. My Family and Other Animals is Gerald Durrell's hilarious account of five years in his childhood spent living with his family on the island of Corfu. With snakes, scorpions, toads, owls and geckos competing for space with one bookworm brother and another who's gun-mad, as well as an obsessive sister, young Gerald has an awful lot of..

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My Uncle Oswald

Meet Oswald Hendryks Cornelius, Roald Dahl's most disgraceful and extraordinary character...Aside from being thoroughly debauched, strikingly attractive and astonishingly wealthy, Uncle Oswald was the greatest bounder, bon vivant and fornicator of all time. In this instalment of his scorchingly frank memoirs he tells of his early career and erotic education at the hands of a number of enthusiast..

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Nabokov's Dozen: Thirteen Stories (PMC)

Thirteen strangely wrought, ingeniously crafted stories make up Nabokov's baker's dozen. In some of these stories shadowy people pass through, cooped up by life, with nowhere to escape to. Their dreams lie stifled, smothered by routine and repetition, and frustrations lurk in all the corners. In others, elusive glimpses of fleeting happiness, which flutter away before they can be snatched, wayla..

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Naked Lunch: The Restored Text - PMC

Nightmarish and fiercely funny, William Burroughs' virtuoso, taboo-breaking masterpiece Naked Lunch follows Bill Lee through Interzone - a surreal, orgiastic wasteland of drugs, depravity, political plots, paranoia, sadistic medical experiments and endless, gnawing addiction. One of the most shocking novels ever written, Naked Lunch is a cultural landmark, now in a restored edition incorporating..

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New York City in 1979 (Penguin Modern)

'INTENSE SEXUAL DESIRE IS THE GREATEST THING IN THE WORLD' A tale of art, sex, blood, junkies and whores in New York's underground, from cult literary icon Kathy Acker Penguin Modern: fifty new books celebrating the pioneering spirit of the iconic Penguin Modern Classics series, with each one offering a concentrated hit of its contemporary, international flavour. Here are authors ranging f..

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Nexus

The story of Miller's bizarre second marriage and its development into an extraordinary and legendary ménage à trois – the final installment of the ‘Rosy Curifixion’ trilogy. 'Goodbye, dear Pocohantas! Goodbye, P.T. Barnum! Goodbye, Street of Early Sorrows and may I never set eyes on you again!' When Henry Miller left America for Paris in the 1930s to lead the life of a literary bohemian, he cal..

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Nice Work

When Vic Wilcox (MD of Pringle's engineering works) meets English lecturer Dr Robyn Penrose, sparks fly as their lifestyles and ideologies collide head on. What, after all, are they supposed to learn from each other? But in time both parties make some surprising discoveries about each other's worlds - and about themselves. ..

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Night

Elie Wiesel's harrowing first-hand account of the atrocities committed during the Holocaust, Night is translated by Marion Wiesel with a preface by Elie Wiesel in Penguin Modern Classics. Born into a Jewish ghetto in Hungary, as a child, Elie Wiesel was sent to the Nazi concentration camps at Auschwitz and Buchenwald. This is his account of that atrocity: the ever-increasing horrors he endure..

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Of Dogs and Walls (Penguin Modern)

'Though their house was new, the wall had been there a long time.' In these two stories, which have never before been translated into English, Tsushima shows how memories, dreams and fleeting images describe the borders of our lives. Penguin Modern: fifty new books celebrating the pioneering spirit of the iconic Penguin Modern Classics series, with each one offering a concentrated hit of i..

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Of Mice and Men

Celebrating its 75th anniversary, John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men remains one of America's most widely read and beloved novels. Here is Steinbeck’s dramatic adaptation of his novel-as-play, which received the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Play in 1937-1938 and has featured a number of actors who have played the iconic roles of George and Lennie on stage and film, including James..

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On the Road - PMC

Five decades after it was first published, Jack Kerouac's seminal beat novel On the Road finally finds its way to the big screen, in a production from award-winning director Walter Salles (Motorcycle Diaries) starring Sam Riley (Control, Brighton Rock), Garret Hedlund (Friday Night Lights), Kristen Stewart (Twilight), Kirsten Dunst, Amy Adams and Viggo Mortensen. Sal Paradise (Sam Riley), a youn..

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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - PMC

Ken Kesey's extraordinary novel is an exuberant, ribald and devastatingly honest portrayal of the boundaries between sanity and madness. 'A roar of protest against middlebrow society's Rules and rulers who enforce them' (Time). Cu ilustratii si prefata de Ken Kesey si cu o introducere de Robert Faggen. ..

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Orlando - W

Virginia Woolf's Orlando 'The longest and most charming love letter in literature', playfully constructs the figure of Orlando as the fictional embodiment of Woolf's close friend and lover, Vita Sackville-West. Spanning three centuries, the novel opens as Orlando, a young nobleman in Elizabeth's England, awaits a visit from the Queen and traces his experience with first love as England under Jam..

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Other Voices Other Rooms - PMC

When Joel Knox's mother dies, he is sent into the exotic unknown of the Deep South to live with a father he has never seen. But once he gets there, everyone is curiously evasive when Joel asks to see his father. Truman Capote's first novel, Other Voices, Other Rooms is a brilliant, searching study of homosexuality set in a shimmering landscape of heat, mystery and decadence. ..

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Out of Africa (editie de buzunar)

From the moment Karen Blixen arrived in Kenya in 1914 to manage a coffee plantation, her heart belonged to Africa. Drawn to the intense colours and ravishing landscapes, Karen Blixen spent her happiest years on the farm and her experiences and friendships with the people around her are vividly recalled in these memoirs. Out of Africa is the story of a remarkable and unconventional woman and of a..

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Over to You - PMC

10 nuvele inspirate din actiunile lui Dahl ca pilot RAF in al doilea razboi mondial, ranile teribile capatate si perioada de convalescenta. 'One of the few writers I know whose work can accurately be described as addictive' (Irish Times). Cu o introducere de Alex James. Col. (Penguin Modern Classics) ..

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Paradise News

Bernard Walsh, agnostic theologian, has a professional interest in heaven. But when he travels to Hawaii with his reluctant father Jack, to visit Jack's dying, estranged sister it feels more like purgatory than paradise. Surrounded by quarrelling honeymooners, a freeloading anthropologist and assorted tourists in search of their own personal paradise, and with his father whisked off to hospital ..

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Patrick Melrose Volume 1: Never Mind, Bad News and Some Hope

Patrick Melrose Volume 1 contains the first three novels in Edward St Aubyn's Emmy nominated semi-autobiographical series, filmed for Sky Atlantic and starring Benedict Cumberbatch as aristocratic Patrick. Moving from Provence to New York to Gloucestershire, from the savageries of a childhood with a cruel father and an alcoholic mother to an adulthood fraught with addiction, Patrick Melrose i..

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Patrick Melrose Volume 2: Mother's Milk and At Last

Patrick Melrose Volume 2 contains the final two novels in Edward St Aubyn's Emmy nominated semi-autobiographical series, filmed for Sky Atlantic and starring Benedict Cumberbatch as aristocratic Patrick. The once illustrious, once wealthy Melroses are in peril, and Patrick Melrose, now a husband and father, is trying to gather together the pieces of his life. Caught up in the turmoil of broke..

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Plexus

The second sensational volume in the ‘Rosy Crucifixion’ trilogy from the controversal and brilliant Henry Miller.When Henry Miller left America for Paris in the 1930s to lead the life of a literary bohemian, he called this death of his former existence and his resurrection as a writer a 'rosy crucifixion'. This dramatic transformation provided the leitmotif for some of Miller's finest writing, emb..

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Poems by Robert Frost

100th Anniversary Edition Poems by Robert Frost The publication of A Boy’s Will (1913) and North of Boston (1914) marked the debut of Robert Frost as a major talent and established him as the true poetic voice of New England. Four of his volumes would win the Pulitzer Prize before his death in 1963, and his body of work has since become an integral part of the American national heritage. ..

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Point Counterpoint

The dilettantes who frequent Lady Tantamount's society parties are determined to push forward the moral frontiers of the age. Marjorie has left her family to live with Walter; Walter is in love with the luscious but cold-hearted Lucy who devours every man in sight; the repulsive Spandrell deflowers young girls for the sake of entertainment and all the while everyone is engaged in dazzling and wi..

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Poorhouse Fair - PMC

At the Diamond County Home for the Aged, the inmates prepare for the annual ritual of the Poorhouse Fair, a summer celebration at which the old and infirm sell their produce on stalls to the people of the local town. Bitter, resentful and edging towards senility, the elderly residents of the Home take pride every year in the responsibility and self-respect they gain from this one day. But when the..

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Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog

Ten marvellously evocative short stories inspired by the events of Dylan Thomas' youth. Featuring a bold new livery in celebration of the Dylan Thomas centenary. First the young schoolboy, gloriously immersed in make-believe in a shabby farmyard; then the budding poet with his thrilling friendships and dreams of fortune. Finally, the neophyte reporter roaming suburban Swansea for momentous ma..

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Problem that Has No Name (Penguin Modern)

'What if she isn't happy - does she think men are happy in this world? Doesn't she know how lucky she is to be a woman?' The pioneering Betty Friedan here identifies the strange problem plaguing American housewives, and examines the malignant role advertising plays in perpetuating the myth of the 'happy housewife heroine'. Penguin Modern: fifty new books celebrating the pioneering spirit o..

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Promise at Dawn (PMC)

'You will be a great hero, a general, Gabriele d'Annunzio, Ambassador of France!' For his whole life, Romain Gary's fierce, eccentric motherhad only one aim: to make her son a great man. And she did. This, his thrilling, wildly romantic autobiography, is the story of his journey from poverty in Eastern Europe to the sensual world of the Côte d'Azur and on to wartime pilot, resistance hero, di..

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Prospero's Cell: A Guide to the Landscape and Manners of the Island of Corfu

One of Lawrence Durrell's best books - indeed, in its gem-like miniature quality, among the best books ever written' (Freya Stark). Cartea a aparut prima data in 1945. ..

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Psychedelics (Vintage Minis)

Could drugs offer a new way of seeing the world? In 1953, in the presence of an investigator, Aldous Huxley took four-tenths of a gramme of mescalin, sat down and waited to see what would happen. When he opened his eyes everything, from the flowers in a vase to the creases in his trousers, was transformed. His account of his experience, and his vision for all that psychedelics could offer to man..

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Quartet - PMC

Locuind la Paris cu sotul ei nesabuit si vagabond, Stephan, Maya e foarte aproape de a fi fericita. Nu se intreaba niciodata cum traieste el, nu vrea sa stie adevarul. Cand Stephen e bagat la inchisoare, se pomeneste singura si fara niciun ban. E luata de o familie de englezi, Heidler, care o coplesesc gradual cu dorintele lor. Maya descopera ca simtul realitatii o paraseste tot mai mult. Acest ..

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Queen's Gambit - PMC

Trimisa la orfelinat cand avea 8 ani, Beth Harmon are doar doua bucurii: sahul, pentru care are un talent innascut, si tranchilizantele folosite pentru a echilibra starea de spirit a copiilor. Pe masura ce creste si participa la comp[etitii tot mai importante de sah, continua sa gaseasca modalitati de a-si ajusta starea de spirit si posibilitatea de a intalni un talent mai mare ca al ei (un jucato..

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Quotable Oscar Wilde: A Collection of Wit and Wisdom

"I must die as I lived, beyond my means." Arguably the most quoted man in history, and certainly in his day, this enormous miniature collection is filled with Oscar Wildes' most notorious and witty sayings. Organized into five neat sections useful for any situation, this book is perfect for either enjoying in small bites or devouring in one sitting. Featuring a biography, quotes, a poem and shor..

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Rainbow in the Cloud

Since the publication of her first autobiography, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou has been celebrated as one of America's most important writers and her words are indelibly imprinted on the hearts of millions. Inspired by the woman who has inspired us all, Rainbow in the Cloud offers nearly 300 of Dr Angelou's wonderful quotes, organised in themed sections (including art, love, ..

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Raise High the Roof Beam Carpenters; Seymour - an Introduction

A haunting and deeply personal portrait of family tragedy from the much-loved author of The Catcher in the Rye Buddy Glass is the second-eldest son in the eccentric and enchanting Glass family. He is on leave from the army during World War II, attending the wedding of his eldest brother, Seymour. But the wedding is not a happy one: it is overcast by a sense of strange suspense. Perhaps everyone i..

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Reading Lolita in Tehran (PMC)

Every Thursday morning in a living room in Iran, over tea and pastries, eight women meet in secret to discuss forbidden works of Western literature. As they lose themselves in the worlds of Lolita, The Great Gatsby and Pride and Prejudice, gradually they come to share their own stories, dreams and hopes with each other, and, for a few hours, taste freedom. Azar Nafisi's bestselling memoir is a mov..

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Red Strangers - PMC

Crescuti in Kenya la inceputul secolului 20, fratii Matu si Mutherengi au fost educati conform obiceiului care, li s-a spus, exista de la inceputul lumii. Dar cand sosesc strainii 'rosii' - europeni arsi de soare care cauta sa colonizeze pamanturi pentru ei - viata celor doi membri ai tribului Kikuyu incepe sa se schimbe dramatic. Pe masura ce strainii inainteaza de-a lungul tarii, tribu..

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Remembrance of Things Past Vol.I - W

Marcel Proust (1871-1922) spent the last fourteen years of his life writing A la recherche du temps perdu. It is an intimate epic, an excavation of the self, and a comedy of manners by turns and all at once. Proust is the twentieth century's Dante, presenting us with a unique, unsettling picture of ourselves as jealous lovers and unmitigated snobs, frittering our lives away, with only the hope o..

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Remembrance of Things Past Vol.II - W

Marcel Proust (1871-1922) spent the last fourteen years of his life writing A la recherche du temps perdu. It is an intimate epic, an excavation of the self, and a comedy of manners by turns and all at once. Proust is the twentieth century's Dante, presenting us with a unique, unsettling picture of ourselves as jealous lovers and unmitigated snobs, frittering our lives away, with only the hope o..

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Rhinoceros, The Chairs & The Lesson - PMC

These three great plays by one of the founding fathers of the theatre of the absurd, are alive and kicking with tragedy and humour, bleakness and farce. In Rhinoceros we are shown the innate brutality of people as everyone, except for Berenger, turn into clumsy, unthinking rhinoceroses. The Chairs depicts the futile struggle of two old people to convey the meaning of life to the rest of humanity..

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Roald Dahl Treasury

Whether a beautiful gift for the Dahl fan or a stunning introduction to Roald Dahl's work; this superb hardback is jampacked with complete picture tales, as well as excerpts from longer stories, poetry (some previously unpublished), autobiographical material and letters. It is also filled with outstanding artwork from Quentin Blake, Raymond Briggs, Posy Simmonds, Ralph Steadman, Patrick Benso..

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Rose Tattoo & Other Plays (Penguin Modern Classics)

In these three exotic, steamy dramas Tennessee Williams portrays loss, faded lives and passionate love affairs. The Rose Tattoo is set in a bustling, Sicilian-American community, where newly widowed Serafina is paralysed by grief, until she has her romantic illusions about her dead husband shattered and rediscovers her true nature as a fiery prima donna, in a life-affirming celebration of lov..

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Samurai - PMC

In 1613 the missionary Father Pedro Velasco's dream comes true. For the first time, the Japanese are going to cross the Pacific Ocean. And he is going with them. As he sets sail with a group of Samurai, for Mexico, then Spain and finally Rome, his zealous hope is that, by opening up relations with the western world, Japan will become ripe for conversion to Christianity - with him as Bishop. But ..

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Say A Little Mantra For Me - PMC

Gran, Iris si Girlie - o divortata, o vaduva si o sedusa… Cu aceasta mica, minunat observata distributie, autoarea reuseste sa creeze un roman plin de umor si de suspans delicat, plasat in Africa de Sud. 'O carte despre femei scrisa de o femeie careia ii displac femeile, dar barbatii ii displac si mai mult' (Cherry Clayton, in Oggendblad). Colectia Penguin Modern Classics..

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Secret Life of Walter Mitty (PMC)

Walter Mitty is an ordinary man living an ordinary life. But he has dreams - vivid, extraordinary day dreams - in which the life he leads is one of excitement and even adventure, in which he - a weary, put upon middle-aged man - is the hero of his own story. A man can dream, can't he? The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is just one of the brilliant humorous and witty stories written by James Thur..

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Seize the Day - PMC

Fading charmer, Tommy Wilhelm has reached his day of reckoning and is scared. In his forties, he still retains a boyish impetuousness that has brought him to the brink of chaos - he is separated from his wife and children, at odds with his vain, successful father, failed in his acting career (a Hollywood agent once placed him as the type that loses the girl') and in a financial mess. In the cour..

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