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A Short History of Drunkenness

A comic history of humankind's love affair with booze, from the Sunday Times No. 1 bestselling author of The Etymologicon'Haha! . . . Highly suitable for Xmas!' - Margaret AtwoodAlmost every culture on earth has drink, and where there's drink there's drunkenness. But in every age and in every place drunkenness is a little bit different. It can be religious, it can be sexual, it can be the duty of ..

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Balkans Stoc momentan epuizat

Balkans

At the end of the twentieth century people spoke as if the Balkans had plagued Europe for ever. But two hundred years earlier, the Balkans did not exist. It was not the Balkans but the 'Rumeli' that the Ottomans ruled, the formerly Roman lands they had conquered from Byzantium, together with their Christian inhabitants. In this original account of the region Mark Mazower dispels current Western cl..

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Everything Is F*cked: A Book About Hope (editie cartonata)

From the author of the international mega-bestseller The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck comes a counterintuitive guide to the problems of hope. We live in an interesting time. Materially, everything is the best it’s ever been—we are freer, healthier and wealthier than any people in human history. Yet, somehow everything seems to be irreparably and horribly f*cked—the planet is warming, government..

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Family (Vintage Minis)

‘Family, that slippery word, a star to every wandering bark and everyone sailing under a different sky’Where do you go if you can’t feel at home in your own family? When the people who made you can’t fathom who you become? In these three tales of quarrelling clans and fraught reunions, Mark Haddon shows family in its frank, unsparing yet frequently absurd light, and, in doing so charts a stormy co..

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Godfather's Revenge (editie de buzunar)

DescriptionIt is 1963 in New York, and things have never been better for the Corleones. They've taken out their Mafia rivals, and legitimised the Family. Outside the fortified building owned by Michael Corleone, newly undisputed Boss of Bosses, a parade of people - among them former mob rivals and an emissary from the Mayor of New York - wait to ask the great man for favours. Only one thing r..

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Kingdom of the Serpent 2: Burning Man

After a long journey across the ages, Jack Churchill has returned to the modern world, only to find it in the grip of a terrible, dark force. The population is unaware, mesmerised by the Mundane Spell that keeps them in thrall. With a small group of trusted allies, Jack sets out to find the two 'keys' that can shatter the spell. But the keys are people - one with the power of creation, o..

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Kingdom of the Serpent 3: Destroyer of the Worlds

Pe Taramurile Indepartate, fratii si surorile dragonilor se aduna pentru batalia finala pe care cei vechi o numeau Ragnarok. Singura lor speranta e sa lanseze doua asalturi simultane; in vreme ce Jack Churcill, Campionul Vietii, va ataca Fortareata Dusmailot, ceilalti se vor aventura pe taramul Mortilor pentru acere the Extinction Shears - un artefact misterios care poate fi cheia victoriei. 'A ..

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Legends of the Alfar 3: Dark Paths

The third in the fast-and-furious fantasy adventure The Legends of the Älfar: the worlds of the dark elves and the dwarves collide in what Malazan Empire calls 'Tolkien with a dash of Gemmell and a sprinkling of George R.R. Martin'. There are four races: the Elves, the Dwarves and the Humans and the Älfar. The other three all know the Älfar to be dark, relentless warriors, set on conquest;..

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Liquid: The Delightful and Dangerous Substances That Flow Through Our Lives

By the author of the best-selling, prize-winning Stuff Matters'A truly delightful read' Jim Al-Khalili, author of Paradox'Exciting, anarchic and surprising' Katy Guest, The GuardianThis fascinating new book by the bestselling scientist and engineer Mark Miodownik is an expert tour of the world of the droplets, heartbeats and ocean waves that we come across every day. Structured around a plane jour..

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Milk: A 10,000-Year History

Mark Kurlansky's first global food history since the bestselling Cod and Salt; the fascinating cultural, economic and culinary story of milk and all things dairy - with recipes throughoutWhile mother's milk may be the essence of nourishment, it is the milk of other mammals that humans have cultivated ever since the domestication of animals more than 10,000 years ago. Today, milk is a test case in ..

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Red Queen's War 2: Liar's Key

From the critically-acclaimed author of PRINCE OF FOOLS comes the second volume of the brilliant new epic fantasy series, THE RED QUEEN’S WAR. 'If you like dark you will love Mark Lawrence. And when the light breaks through and it all makes sense, the contrast is gorgeous' ROBIN HOBB The Red Queen has set her players on the board… Winter is keeping Prince Jalan Kendeth far from the luxurie..

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Red Sister 2: Grey Sister

Second novel in the brilliant new series from the bestselling author of PRINCE OF THORNS.In Mystic Class Nona Grey begins to learn the secrets of the universe. But so often, knowing the truth just makes our choices harder. Before she leaves the Convent of Sweet Mercy, Nona must choose her path and take the red of a Martial Sister, the grey of a Sister of Discretion, the blue of a Mystic Sister or ..

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Salonica, City of Ghosts: Christians, Muslims and Jews

The history of a bewilderingly exotic city, rarely written about: five hundred years of clashing cultures and peoples, from the glories of Suleiman the Magnificent to its nadir under Nazi occupation.Salonica is the point where the wonders and horrors of the Orient and Europe have met over the centuries.Written with a Pepysian sense of the texture of daily life in the city through the ages, and wit..

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She Book

The She Book is a collection of 107 poems and prose written for you. Because this is your year to live the life of your dreams, to heal, to witness, to be the one who queens. Once a silent star in the sky, lost, alone and unnoticed, she began to dream her life awake. Crafting together the power of words and womanhood, writer Tanya Markul has written a completely unique poetry collection fit for t..

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Silent Musician

A conductor is one of classical music's most recognisable but misunderstood figures, attracting so many questions:'Surely orchestras can play perfectly well without you? ''Do you really make any difference to the performance?''Are the musicians even watching you?'The Silent Musician is not a manual for conductors, nor a history of conducting. It is for all who wonder what conductors actually do, a..

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Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*uk: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life - HB

#1 New York Times BestsellerOver 6 million copies soldIn this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger cuts through the crap to show us how to stop trying to be "positive" all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people.For decades, we’ve been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F**k positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let’s be honest, shit is..

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Twilight: The Complete Illustrated Movie Companion -82%

Twilight: The Complete Illustrated Movie Companion

Povestea filmului, imagini inedite, secrete din spatele scenei. ..

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What They Don't Teach You At Harvard Business School

Mark McCormack, dubbed 'the most powerful man in sport', founded IMG (International Management Group) on a handshake. It was the first and is the most successful sports management company in the world, becoming a multi-million dollar, worldwide corporation whose activities in the business and marketing spheres are so diverse as to defy classification.Here, Mark McCormack reveals the secret of his ..

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A Short History of the Phoenicians

The Phoenicians present a tantalizing face to the ancient historian. Latin sources suggest they once had an extensive literature of history, law, philosophy and religion; but all now is lost. Offering new insights based on recent archaeological discoveries in their heartland of modern-day Lebanon, Mark Woolmer presents a fresh appraisal of this fascinating, yet elusive, Semitic people. Discussin..

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A Spot of Bother

At fifty-seven, George is settling down to a comfortable retirement, building a shed in his garden, reading historical novels, listening to a bit of light jazz. Then Katie, his tempestuous daughter, announces that she is getting remarried, to Ray. Her family is not pleased - as her brother Jamie observes, Ray has 'strangler's hands'. Katie can't decide if she loves Ray, or loves the way he cares..

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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Vintage Classics Library)

'We said there warn't no home like a raft, after all. Other places do seem so cramped up and smothery, but a raft don't. You feel mighty free and easy and comfortable on a raft.' Huck Finn escapes from his alcoholic father by faking his own death and so begins his journey through the Deep South, seeking independence and freedom. On his travels, Huck meets an escaped slave, Jim, who is a wante..

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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - HCC

'We said there warn't no home like a raft, after all. Other places do seem so cramped up and smothery, but a raft don't. You feel mighty free and easy and comfortable on a raft.' Huck Finn escapes from his alcoholic father by faking his own death and so begins his journey through the Deep South, seeking independence and freedom. On his travels, Huck meets an escaped slave, Jim, who is a wante..

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Against Everything: On Dishonest Times

Against Everything is a thought-provoking study and essential guide to the vicissitudes of everyday life under twenty-first-century capitalism. Mark Greif is one of the most exciting writers of his generation. In this invigorating collection, he challenges us to rethink the ordinary world and take life seriously - in short, to stay honest in dishonest times. In a series of coruscating set pieces..

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Book of Ancestor 1: Red Sister

It's not until you're broken that you find your sharpest edge I was born for killing the gods made me to ruin At the Convent of Sweet Mercy young girls are raised to be killers. In a few the old bloods show, gifting talents rarely seen since the tribes beached their ships on Abeth. Sweet Mercy hones its novices’ skills to deadly effect: it takes ten years to educate a Red Sister in the way..

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Book Thief (Special Anniversary Edition)

It is 1939. In Nazi Germany, the country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier - and will become busier still. By her brother's graveside, Liesel's life is changed forever when she picks up a single object, abandoned in the snow. It is The Gravedigger's Handbook, and this is her first act of book thievery. So begins Liesel's love affair with books and words, and soon she is steal..

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Bridge of Clay (editie cartonata) Stoc momentan epuizat

Bridge of Clay (editie cartonata)

THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER An unforgettable family saga from Markus Zusak, the storyteller who gave us the extraordinary bestseller THE BOOK THIEF, lauded by the New York Times as "the kind of book that can be life-changing." "One of those monumental books that can draw you across space and time into another family's experience in the most profound way." --The Washington Post ..

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Broken Empire 1: Prince of Thorns

Prince of Thorns is the first volume in a powerful new epic fantasy trilogy, original, absorbing and challenging. Before the thorns taught me their sharp lessons and bled weakness from me I had but one brother, and I loved him well. But those days are gone and what is left of them lies in my mother's tomb. Now I have many brothers, quick with knife and sword, and as evil as you please. We ride t..

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Broken Empire 2: King of Thorns

The second book in the Broken Empire series, Lawrence takes his young anti-hero one step closer to his grand ambition. To reach greatness you must step on bodies, and many brothers lie trodden in my wake. I’ve walked from pawn to player and I’ll win this game of ours, though the cost of it may drown the world in blood… The land burns with the fires of a hundred battles as lords and petty k..

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Broken Empire 3: Emperor of Thorns

Lawrence brings the Broken Empire series to its devastating conclusion The path to the throne is broken – only the broken can walk it The world is cracked and time has run through, leaving us clutching at the end days. These are the days that have waited for us all our lives. These are my days. I will stand before the Hundred and they will listen. I will take the throne no matter who stand..

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Canterville Ghost (Young Reading Series 2)

Povestea bietei fantome care a avut proasta inspiratie de a-si face datoria de fantoma bantuind o familie de americani care s-au mutat in castelul Canterville e repovestita pentru micii cititori care incep sa aiba incredere in ei insisi. ..

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Christendom Destroyed: Europe 1517-1648

Mark Greengrass' gripping, major, original account of Europe in an era of tumultuous change Sunday Times and Financial Times Books of the Year 2014. This addition to the landmark Penguin History of Europe series is a fascinating study of 16th and 17th century Europe and the fundamental changes which led to the collapse of Christendom and established the geographical and political frameworks of W..

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Congress of Vienna and its Legacy: War and Great Power Diplomacy After Napoleon Stoc momentan epuizat

Congress of Vienna and its Legacy: War and Great Power Diplomacy After Napoleon

In September 1814, the rulers of Europe and their ministers descended upon Vienna after two decades of revolution and war. Their task was to redraw continental borders following the collapse of the Napoleonic Empire. Inevitably, all of the major decisions were made by the leading statesmen of the five 'great powers'-Castlereagh, Metternich, Talleyrand, Hardenberg and Tsar Alexander of Russia. Th..

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Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (editie de buzunar)

Winner of the Whitbread Book of the Year 'Outstanding...a stunningly good read' Observer 'Mark Haddon's portrayal of an emotionally dissociated mind is a superb achievement... Wise and bleakly funny' Ian McEwan The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a murder mystery novel like no other. The detective, and narrator, is Christopher Boone. Christopher is fifteen and has Asper..

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Dark Continent: Europe's Twentieth Century

From award-winning historian Mark Mazower, Dark Continent: Europe's Twentieth Century retells the story of a century of division, charting the struggles of rival ideologies to create a new world order for mankind. The end of the First World War saw old empires swept away and the opportunity to build a better society from the ruins. Yet the result was division and bloodshed on an unprecedented..

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Diaries of Adam and Eve

Mark Twain’s gloriously funny Diary of Adam and Eve, which John Updike described as “a paradigm of the relations between sexes”, is presented here with a number of other Twain pieces on our two oldest ancestors, showing the writer’s interest in this most famous episode of the Bible. By giving a voice to Adam and Eve, and by hitting all the notes on the literary scale – from the intimate to th..

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Ditherus Wart: (accidental) Gladiator

Based on the dubious members of the Wart family tree, each book will focus on the adventurous life and turbulent times of a different 'Wart' from pirate to gladiator as he (or she) experiences the peculiar misfortunes which befall all Warts throughout the centuries. Book 1 is set in Roman times. Emperor Porcus Maximus is coming for dinner and so Ditherus and his faithful slave Punio are sent (by..

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Exile (Vengeance of Memory)

San Sebastian, 1954: Comandante Guzmán, Franco's one-time favourite secret policeman is out of favour and exiled to the Basque country. Guzmán was last here during the war, heading a platoon of bloodthirsty irregulars. He'd rather forget that. But, up in the hills, he'll find he hasn't been forgotten at all. Madrid, 2010: Forensic Investigator Ana María Galindez has been sent to the Basque co..

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Governing the World: The History of an Idea Stoc momentan epuizat

Governing the World: The History of an Idea

The compelling and provocative history of world government, from acclaimed author Mark Mazower. Shortlisted for the RUSI 2013 Duke of Wellington Medal for Military Literature. In 1815 the shocked and exhausted victors of the decades of fighting that had engulfed Europe for a generation agreed to a new system for keeping the peace. Instead of independent states changing sides, doing deals and ..

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Human Planet: How We Created the Anthropocene Stoc momentan epuizat

Human Planet: How We Created the Anthropocene

'Brilliantly written and genuinely one of the most important books I have ever read' - Ellie Mae O'Hagan A remarkable exploration of the science, history and politics of the Anthropocene, one of the most important scientific ideas of our time, from two world-renowned experts Meteorites, methane, mega-volcanoes and now human beings; the old forces of nature that transformed Earth many milli..

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I Am the Messenger

From the author of The Book Thief comes this darkly funny and ultimately uplifting thriller which proves that anyone can be extraordinary. Ed Kennedy is just your less-than-average Joe who is hopelessly in love with his best friend, Audrey. But after he single-handedly manages to catch a bank robber, he receives a playing card in the mail: the Ace of Diamonds. This is the first mess..

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Legends of the Alfar 1: Righteous Fury

The elves, dwarves and humans all know the alfar to be dark, relentless warriors. This is their time. In Dson Faimon, the realm of the alfar, the warriors are planning a military campaign. Caphalor and Sinthoras are looking to enlist a powerful demon to strengthen their army, but the two alfar have very different goals. While Caphalor is determined to defend the borders of their empire and no mo..

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Legends of the Alfar 2: Devastating Hate

The second in the fast-and-furious fantasy adventure The Legends of the Alfar: the worlds of the dark elves and the dwarves collide in what Malazan Empire calls 'Tolkien with a dash of Gemmell and a sprinkling of George R.R. Martin'. The Alfar are the enemies of the dwarves and control the darkest magics, but even their power has its limits. To save their own people, they must enter into an u..

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Legends of the Red Sun 1: Nights of Villjamur Stoc momentan epuizat

Legends of the Red Sun 1: Nights of Villjamur

Inghetul loveste un lant de insule si mii vin sa caute salvare la portile cetatii Villjamur - o cetate a spiritelor si puntilor stravechi, unde zane prevestitoare ale mortii hohotesc, se folosesc tehnologii uitate si unde, mai departe, mortii au fost vazuti hoinarind prin tundra. Cand imparatul se cinucide, mostenitoarea lui, Rika, e adusa acasa sa conduca Imperiul Jamur. Dar sinistrul cancelar ..

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