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The Corsican Caper

By Peter Mayle
  • ISBN Code: : 0307962873
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 176
  • Category : Fiction
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Here is Peter Mayle at his effervescent best—his master sleuth, Sam Levitt, eating, drinking, and romancing his way through the South of France even as he investigates a case of deadly intrigue among the Riviera’s jet set. Billionaire Francis Reboul is taking in the view at his coastal estate, awaiting the arrival of vacationing friends Sam Levitt and Elena Morales, when he spies a massive yacht whose passengers seem a little too interested in his property. The yacht belongs to rapacious Russian tycoon Oleg Vronsky, who, for his own purposes, will stop at nothing to obtain Reboul’s villa. When Reboul refuses to sell, Vronsky’s methods quickly turn unsavory. Now it’s up to Sam—he’s saved Reboul’s neck before—to negotiate with an underworld of mercenaries and hit men, not to mention the Corsican mafia, to prevent his friend from becoming a victim of Vronsky’s “Russian diplomacy.” The dire situation doesn’t stop Sam and Elena from attending glamorous fêtes where the wines and starlets alike sparkle, and enjoying sumptuous meals—from multicourse revelations to understated delights like the first asparagus of the season, on which one must make a wish. But as Sam’s sleuthing draws him closer to the truth of Vronsky’s schemes, he realizes Reboul might not be the only one unable to enjoy the good life for long. Brimming with entertaining twists, sparkling scenery, and mouthwatering gustatory interludes as only Peter Mayle can write them, The Corsican Caper is a one-way ticket to pleasure, Provençal style. This eBook edition includes a Reading Group Guide.

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By Rowboat Watkins
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  • Publisher : Chronicle Books
  • Book Code : 1452162336
  • Total of Pages : 41
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 429
  • Pdf File: most-marshmallows.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Most marshmallows are born into marshmallow families, play with marshmallow friends, and go to marshmallow school where they learn to be squishy. Most marshmallows read a book before bed and then fall asleep to dream ordinary marshmallow dreams. Is this book about most marshmallows? It isn't. Because Rowboat Watkins knows that just like you, some marshmallows have big dreams, and just like you, these marshmallows can do anything they set their minds to. This sweet and silly book is an inspiring reminder that by being true to ourselves each of us can be truly extraordinary.

The Clockwork Crow

By Catherine Fisher
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  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
  • Book Code : 1536216267
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 460
  • Pdf File: the-clockwork-crow.pdf

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Evoking the classic fantasy adventures of Joan Aiken and Eva Ibbotson, this darkly delightful new novel from New York Times best-selling author Catherine Fisher glimmers with winter magic. Orphan Seren Rhys is on her way to a new life at the remote country mansion of Plas-y Fran when she is given a package by a stranger late at night in an empty train station. The package contains a crotchety, mechanical talking crow, which Seren reluctantly brings to her new home. But when she gets there, the happy Christmas she had hoped for turns out to be an illusion—the young son of the house, Tomos, has been missing for almost a year, rumored to have been taken by the fairies. With the Crow’s reluctant help and a little winter magic, Seren sets off on a perilous journey to bring Tomos home. An enthralling story of family and belonging set in frost-bound Victorian Wales.

Der Coup von Marseille

By Peter Mayle
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  • Publisher : Karl Blessing Verlag
  • Book Code : 3641110793
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 404
  • Pdf File: der-coup-von-marseille.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Spannung und mediterrane Lebenslust pur – der neue Bestseller von Peter Mayle Sam Levitt, ein Schlitzohr mit ausgeprägten Hang zum leichten Leben hart an der Grenze der Legalität, möchte nur noch sein wiedergefundenes Liebesglück mit der umwerfend attraktiven Elena genießen. Da erhält er von einem alten Bekannten, dem Großunternehmer Reboul, einen heiklen Auftrag: Er soll in Marseille für ein Bauprojekt werben, das die Fischerbucht östlich vom alten Hafen aufwertet. Reboul selbst will im Hintergrund bleiben. Voller Elan nimmt Sam seine Arbeit in Marseille auf, merkt jedoch schon bald merkt, dass jede Bouillabaisse hier seine letzte sein könnte: Geschäftsmänner aus London, und schlimmer noch - jedenfalls für die Menschen in Marseille - aus Paris wollen ebenfalls den lukrativen Bauauftrag an Land ziehen und schrecken vor Gewalt nicht zurück.

Coup in Dallas

By H. P. Albarelli
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1510740341
  • Total of Pages : 720
  • Category : History
  • Members : 169
  • Pdf File: coup-in-dallas.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The CIA, Dallas, and the Hard Details of the JFK Assassination Coup in Dallas leaves speculation and theory aside to give the hard details of who killed President John F. Kennedy and how the assassination plot was carried out. Through exhaustive research and newly translated documents, author H. P. Albarelli uncovers and explains the historical roots of state-sponsored assassination, finding disturbing parallels to the assassination of JFK. Albarelli goes beyond conventional JFK assassination theory to piece together the biographies of the lesser-known but instrumental players in the incident, such as Otto Skorzeny, Pierre Lafitte, James Jesus Angleton, Santo Trafficante, and others. Albarelli provides shocking detail on the crucial role that the city of Dallas and its officials played in the maintenance of Dallas as a major hub of CIA activity, and how it led to JFK’s assassination and its cover-up. Go beyond LBJ, Lee Harvey Oswald, and Jack Ruby, and read the full, definitive account of what happened on November 22, 1963—and how it came to fruition.

An Account of Corsica, the Journal of a Tour to That Island; and Memoirs of Pascal Paoli

By James Boswell
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 9780195347340
  • Total of Pages : 302
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 467
  • Pdf File: an-account-of-corsica-the-journal-of-a-tour-to-that-island-and-memoirs-of-pascal-paoli.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This first complete reprint of Boswell's book on Corsica since the eighteenth century is enhanced by comprehensive annotation, textual apparatus, and a critical introduction. Boswell designed his text in two parts: first, an Account of Corsica, which gives a historical, political, socio-economic, and cultural overview of the Corsican people, and second, the Journal of his tour to see the Corsican leader Pascal Paoli in 1765. This edition, unlike so many reprints of just the Journal, allows the reader to appreciate Boswell's original design. The young and adventuresome Boswell wanted to write a book that would swing public opinion, and perhaps the British government, to support the Corsicans in their struggle for independence. He was well aware that his English readers had but the haziest ideas about Corsica gleaned from but snatches of news in the papers. The first part would therefore provide the context within which to understand and appreciate his account of his journey to and meeting with Paoli. The complete text also illustrates aspects of Boswell that have received less attention than they might, namely, his sense of history, his political enthusiasm for national liberty, and his scholarship. He brings to the book a solid foundation in the Classics and the law, a facility in French and Italian, and a sensitivity to writing that, as the notes show, is evident in the reworking of his manuscript. The editors' introduction and the extensive annotation point up Boswell the scholar--assiduous, sedulous to get at the relevant sources, careful to do justice to those he disagreed with, and open about seeking and acknowledging advice. The text reveals Boswell as a serious and independent thinker and a writer committed to Corsica's independence. What he argued for and presumed was about to be achieved is still a matter of debate in Corsica and metropolitan France.

Tartarin of Tarascon

By Alphonse Daudet
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  • Publisher : DigiCat
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 91
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 803
  • Pdf File: tartarin-of-tarascon.pdf

Book Short Summary:

'Tartarin of Tarascon' is a novel written by the French author Alphonse Daudet. The story is set in the Provençal town of Tarascon, whose citizens are so enthusiastic about hunting that no game lives anywhere near it, and its inhabitants resort to telling hunting stories and throwing their own caps in the air to shoot at them. Tartarin, a plump middle-aged man, is the chief "cap-hunter", but following his enthusiastic reaction to seeing an Atlas lion in a traveling menagerie, the over-imaginative town understands him to be planning a hunting expedition to Algeria.

The Flavor Thesaurus

By Niki Segnit
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Book Code : 1608193136
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Cooking
  • Members : 760
  • Pdf File: the-flavor-thesaurus.pdf

Book Short Summary:

“A perfect reference for the aspiring foodie.” –Chicago Tribune Winner of the André Simon Award * Observer Best Books of the Year * Guild of Food Writers Best First Book Award A complete guide to the 99 most essential ingredients and their numerous flavor combinations, offering inspiration for the cook who has everything. Whether a flavor is defined by a "grassy" ingredient like dill, cucumber, or peas, or a "floral fruity" food like figs, roses, or blueberries, flavors can be combined in wildly imaginative ways. In this lively and original book, Niki Segnit identifies the 99 fundamental ingredients of food and examines what goes with what-revealing for the first time just how infinite are the possibilities in an everyday kitchen. Segnit has scoured thousands of recipes in countless recipe books, talked to dozens of food technologists and chefs, and visited hundreds of restaurants-all in her quest to uncover the planet's essential pairings. Moving from Meaty to Cheesy, Earthy to Mustardy, and more, Segnit celebrates traditional pairings such as pork and apple and cucumber and dill; points us toward contemporary favorites like goat cheese and beet; and introduces us to unlikely but delicious matchings such as blueberry and mushroom. With nearly a thousand entries and 200 recipes, The Flavor Thesaurus is not only a highly useful and covetable reference book, but the sort of book that will keep you reading, laughing, and cooking for years to come.