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Stamboul Train

By Graham Greene
  • ISBN Code: : 140901746X
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Fiction
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A classic espionage thriller from master storyteller Graham Greene ‘One of the most important British writers of the twentieth century - he brought something undeniably new to fiction’ Daily Telegraph Carleton Myatt meets Coral Musker, a naïve English chorus girl, aboard the Orient Express as it heads across Europe to Constantinople. As their relationship develops, they find themselves caught up in the fates of the other passengers and drawn into a web of espionage, murder and lies. WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS

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By Veronica Henry
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  • Publisher : Orion
  • Book Code : 140916666X
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 307
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The joyous Christmas novel from the Sunday Times top-ten bestselling author of A Family Recipe and The Beach Hut 'A glorious story full of hope, heartache and Christmas magic' Cathy Bramley 'Wise, insightful, beautiful written and sprinkled with Christmas joy - I adored this book' Milly Johnson Everyone adores Christmas . . . Especially Lizzy Kingham. But this year, she is feeling unloved and under-appreciated by her family. The present-buying, decorating and food shopping have all been left to her. So she wonders ... what would happen if she ran away and left them to it? Lizzy heads to her favourite place: a beach hut on the golden sands of Everdene. There she meets an unlikely collection of new friends, all running away from something. But the spirit of Christmas gets under Lizzy's skin: soon the fairy lights are twinkling and the scent of mulled wine mingles with the sea air. Back at Pepperpot Cottage, her family are desperate to find her. For Christmas isn't Christmas without Lizzy. Can they track her down in time and convince her she means the world to them, every day of the year? Bursting with love, hope, forgiveness - and plenty of Christmas cheer - this is the perfect stocking filler! ***Veronica Henry's next beach hut novel, A Wedding at the Beach Hut, is available to pre-order now!*** ***** Your favourite authors love Veronica Henry: 'Insightful and heart-warming, this is the perfect cosy read for a cold winter's night. I loved it' Sarah Morgan 'A Christmas treat!' Katie Fforde 'Full of comfort and joy, warmth and wit' Alexandra Brown Escape to the seaside this Christmas!

Journeys of Desire

By Alastair Phillips,Ginette Vincendeau
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1838716572
  • Total of Pages : 350
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Members : 636
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A comprehensive guide to European actors in American film, this book brings together 15 chapters with A-Z entries on over 900 individuals. It includes case studies of prominent individuals and phenomena associated with the emigres, such as the stereotyping of European actresses in 'bad women' roles, and the irony of Jewish actors playing Nazis.

The Three Romes

By Francis R. Nicosia
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1351472690
  • Total of Pages : 332
  • Category : History
  • Members : 193
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Moscow, Constantinople (now Istanbul), and Rome itself are vitally alive in the present and are magnets for tourists. Also going back a long way, each lives in history. These cities have their points in common, each wanting to rule the world and establish Rome of the Caesars, Constantinople of the Emperors, and Moscow of the Tsars were also the Rome of St. Peter, the Constantinople of the Patriarchs, and the Moscow of the Orthodox Metropolitans. These were cities on earth that aspired to heaven, kingdoms that succeeded each other as standard-bearers of Christianity from the fourth century on. Indeed, the Russian monk declared to the Tsar: "Two Romes have fallen, but the third stands, and a fourth shall never besh the kingdom of heaven on earth. People, recognizing this, link them together as the Three Romes. These cities differ, though, in their understanding of man's nature and business. The Three Romes are three places and also states of mind. Now, with a new introduction which describes the contemporary significance to these cities this book will be assessable to the modern reader at all levels.This fascinating book weaves the past and present in a narrative that is sometimes harrowing, always vivid, and even, at times, amusing. Russell Fraser shows the reader each city as he himself saw it. He shuttles easily between today and yesterday, between today's Central Committee and Ivan the Great, between Turkish Istanbul and the golden Constantinople of Justinian, between today's Roman politics and the splendid Caesars. Great historical events, intellectual concerns, and artistic riches define the three Romes. Fraser goes beyond the facades, images, and myths to lay bare the three great psychologies still vying for the mind of man. The Three Romes is an utterly original booka celebration of the past and an urbane guide to the present.

Three Romes, the

By Fraser
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  • Publisher : Transaction Publishers
  • Book Code : 1412840015
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On The Road To Mr Right

By Belinda Jones
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Book Code : 1446474046
  • Total of Pages : 512
  • Category : Travel
  • Members : 918
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'If adventures do not befall a young lady in her own village, she must seek them abroad' Jane Austen Belinda loves America. Her best friend Emily loves men. So when they decide it's time to shake up their lives, they combine their two greatest passions in a fantastic road trip taking them from Eden to Valentine - via Climax - in pursuit of the American Dream Guy. There's no shortage of men - a Casanova from Cazenovia, a male cheerleader from Darling and a tattooed trucker from Kissimmee. But is romance really the answer to their problems? And is two women in search of the perfect man such a great idea anyway? Theirs is a journey of revelations and surprises, of cactus kisses and errant snowploughs, but above all it's a journey in seach of love. And you think Thelma and Louise had an eventful trip...

The Dog Who Came in from the Cold

By Alexander McCall Smith
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  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • Book Code : 0307399656
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 503
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The heartwarming and hilarious second installment in the Corduroy Mansions series presents the further adventures of Alexander McCall Smith's newest, already-beloved character: the Pimlico Terrier Freddie de la Hay. In the elegantly crumbling four-storey mansion block in Pimlico called Corduroy Mansions, the comings and goings of the wonderfully motley crew of residents continue apace. A pair of New Age operators has determined that Terence Moongrove's estate is the cosmologically correct place for their Centre for Cosmological Studies. Literary agent Barbara Ragg has decided to represent a man who is writing a book about his time "hanging out" with the abominable snowman. And, our small, furry, endlessly surprising canine hero, Freddie de la Hay - belonging to failed oenophile William French - has been recruited by MI6 to infiltrate a Russian spy ring. Needless to say, the other denizens of Corduroy Mansions have issues of their own. But all of it will be addressed with the wit, charm and insight into the foibles of the human condition that have become the hallmark of this truly peerless storyteller.

Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2019

By Harris M. Lentz III
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 1476640599
  • Total of Pages : 462
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 925
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The entertainment world lost many notable talents in 2019, including television icon Doris Day, iconic novelist Toni Morrison, groundbreaking director John Singleton, Broadway starlet Carol Channing and lovable Star Wars actor Peter Mayhew. Obituaries of actors, filmmakers, musicians, producers, dancers, composers, writers, animals and others associated with the performing arts who died in 2019 are included in this edition. Date, place and cause of death are provided for each, along with a career recap and a photograph. Filmographies are given for film and television performers.

Diamonds Are Forever - Shirley Bassey

By Mary Long
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  • Publisher : Kings Road Publishing
  • Book Code : 1786064324
  • Total of Pages : 300
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 737
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On 8 January 2017, Dame Shirley Bassey, one of the greatest performers – and voices – of her generation, will be eighty. This is her unique story, told at first-hand by her greatest fan. Since she signed her first professional contract at the age of sixteen, Shirley Bassey has become one of the most prestigious singers of her time. Her work has inspired and influenced many, and will continue to do so for generations to come. Diamonds Are Forever is the fascinating story of Shirley Bassey told from the perspective of one of her greatest fans. Mary Long first met the star in 1963 while a teenager, and since then has encountered her hundreds of times. In doing so, she has developed a unique insight into the life and career of one of our most iconic singers. The author’s warm personal story recounts her heroine’s journey to becoming one of the all-time greats of the British music industry, performing at such events as the Oscars and the Royal Variety Show. She also holds the record for singing the most title songs for James Bond films, with three: ‘Goldfinger’, ‘Diamonds Are Forever’ and ‘Moonraker’. Published to mark Dame Shirley’s eightieth birthday, Diamonds Are Forever looks back on the life of this incredible artist whose music has touched so many. It is an essential buy not only for her countless thousands of fans worldwide, but also for anyone who admires and enjoys her music.