Grinning Jack

Author : Brian Patten
ISBN : 0006548466
Genre :
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A collection of poems spanning three decades of Brian Patten's work. They are drawn from and replace a number of earlier collections to create a companion volume to Love Poems. The journey begins with a child in a playground and ends with an adult lamenting the loss of close friends.

The Radleys

Author : Matt Haig
ISBN : 9781439194645
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 74.70 MB
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Just about everyone knows a family like the Radleys. Many of us grew up next door to one. They are a modern family, averagely content, averagely dysfunctional, living in a staid and quiet suburban English town. Peter is an overworked doctor whose wife, Helen, has become increasingly remote and uncommunicative. Rowan, their teenage son, is being bullied at school, and their anemic daughter, Clara, has recently become a vegan. They are typical, that is, save for one devastating exception: Peter and Helen are vampires and have—for seventeen years—been abstaining by choice from a life of chasing blood in the hope that their children could live normal lives. One night, Clara finds herself driven to commit a shocking—and disturbingly satisfying—act of violence, and her parents are forced to explain their history of shadows and lies. A police investigation is launched that uncovers a richness of vampire history heretofore unknown to the general public. And when the malevolent and alluring Uncle Will, a practicing vampire, arrives to throw the police off Clara’s trail, he winds up throwing the whole house into temptation and turmoil and unleashing a host of dark secrets that threaten the Radleys’ marriage. The Radleys is a moving, thrilling, and radiant domestic novel that explores with daring the lengths a parent will go to protect a child, what it costs you to deny your identity, the undeniable appeal of sin, and the everlasting, iridescent bonds of family love. Read it and ask what we grow into when we grow up, and what we gain—and lose—when we deny our appetites.
Category: Fiction

Here S Looking At You

Author : Mhairi McFarlane
ISBN : 9780007550746
Genre : Fiction
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A laugh-out-loud romantic (mis)adventure from the internationally bestselling author Mhairi McFarlane.
Category: Fiction

A Man In The Zoo

Author : David Garnett
ISBN : 0099285495
Genre : Fantasy fiction, English
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An enchanting pre-war classic republished for a new generation, illustrated with original woodcuts by R.A. Garnett. A Man in the Zoo: In a fit of spurned love, a lover arranges to be what his lover declares he should be - an exhibit in the zoo. Lady Into Fox: A Victorian gentleman's wife, after only one year of marriage, turns into a fox, yet he continues to live with her as husband and wife.
Category: Fantasy fiction, English

Zwischen Den Zeilen

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105113594670
Genre : German poetry
File Size : 79.19 MB
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Category: German poetry