The Horse Whisperer by Evans Nicholas

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The Horse Whisperer by Evans Nicholas

A forty-ton truck hurtles out of control on a snowy country road, a teenage girl on horseback in its path.  In a few terrible seconds the life of a family is shattered.  And a mother's quest begins -- to save her maimed daughter and a horse driven mad by pain.  It is an odyssey that will bring her to...
The Horse Whisperer
He is the stuff of legend.  His voice can calm wild horses and his touch heal broken spirits.  For secrets uttered softly into pricked and troubled ears, such men were once called Whisperers.  Now Tom Booker, the inheritor of this ancient gift, is to meet his greatest challenge.
Annie Graves has traveled across a continent with her daughter, Grace, and their wounded horse, Pilgrim, to the Booker ranch in Montana.  Annie has risked everything -- her career, her marriage, her comfortable life--in her desperate belief that the Whisperer can help them.  The accident has turned Pilgrim savage.  He is now so demented and dangerous that everyone says he should be destroyed.  But Annie won't give up on him, for she feels his fate is inextricably entwined with that of her daughter, who has retreated into a heartrending, hostile silence.  Annie knows that if the horse dies, something in Grace will die too.
In the weeks to come, under the massive sky of the Rocky Mountain Front, all their lives--including Tom Booker's--will be transformed forever in a way none could have foretold.  At once an epic love story and a gripping adventure, The Horse Whisperer weaves an extraordinary tale of healing and redemption--a magnificent emotional journey that explores our ancient bonds with earth and sky and hearts untamed.  It is a stirring elegy to the power of belief and self-discovery, to hopes lost and found again.

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Mass Market Paperback: 479 pages

Publisher: Gorgi Books (October 1, 1996)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0440222656

ISBN-13: 978-0440222651

Product Dimensions: 178 x 105 x 30 mm


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Nicholas Evans was born and grew up in Worcestershire, England. He studied law at Oxford University, graduating with first class honors, then worked as a journalist for three years on the Evening Chronicle in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. He then moved into television, producing films about US politics and the Middle-East for a weekly current affairs programme called Weekend World. It was during this time that he traveled a lot and got to know the United States.

In 1982 he started to produce arts documentaries – about famous writers, painters and film-makers, several of which won international awards (films about David Hockney, Francis Bacon, Patricia Highsmith). In 1983 he made a film about the great British director David Lean (Lawrence of Arabia, Doctor Zhivago, etc). Lean became a friend and mentor and encouraged Evans to switch from fact to fiction.

For the next ten years, Evans wrote and produced a number of films for television and the cinema. In 1993 he met a blacksmith in the far South-West of England who told him about horse whisperers – people who have the gift of healing traumatized horses. Evans started work on what was to be his first novel.

Published in the fall of 1995, The Horse Whisperer has now sold about fifteen million copies across the world. It has been the number one bestseller in about 20 countries and has been translated into 36 languages. It was also made into a movie, starring, produced and directed by Robert Redford.

Since then Evans has written four more novels:  The Loop, The Smoke Jumper, The Divide and, his latest, The Brave.  He lives in Devon with his wife, the singer/songwriter Charlotte Gordon Cumming, whose latest album of songs inspired by The Brave is out in September.  It can be heard at

Poems of the Second World War: Oasis Selection Editor-in-Chief Victor Selwyn

Poems of the Second World War: Oasis Selection Editor-in-Chief Victor Selwyn

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Poems of the Second World War: Oasis Selection Editor-in-Chief Victor Selwyn

Everyman's Classics

editor-in-chief, Victor Selwyn ... [et al.] ; advisers, Lord Carver ... [et al.]. 

Published; London: Dent: Everyman's Library in association with the Salamander Oasis Trust, 1985.

Subjects: World War (1939-1945)


Soldiers' writings, English.

Weltkrieg (1939-1945)

English poetry -- 20th century.

War poetry, English.

World War, 1939-1945 -- Poetry.

Poetry in English, 1945- - Anthologies

Summary1939-40 - The Middle East - The Home Front - Mediterranean, North Africa, Italy and the Balkans - Air - Sea - Normandy to Berlin - South-East Asia and the Pacific - Normandy to Berlin - South-East Asia and the Pacific.

Notes Includes index.

ISBN: 0460014323 (pbk.)


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Paperback: 416 pages

Publisher: Everyman Ltd; First Edition edition (1 May 1985)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0460014323

ISBN-13: 978-0460014328

Package Dimensions:  18.6 x 12.4 x 3 cm



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Busman’s Honeymoon by Dorothy L. Sayers

Busman’s Honeymoon by Dorothy L. Sayers

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Busman’s Honeymoon by Dorothy L. Sayers

Lord Peter Wimsey and his bride, mystery writer Harriet Vane, start their honeymoon with murder. The former owner of Talboys estate is dead in the cellar with a misspelled "notise" to the milkman, not a spot of blood on his smashed skull, and £600 in his pocket.

Busman’s Honeymoon has everything—mystery, comedy, love, and drama—all served up in Dorothy Sayers’s best style.”
New York Times

The great Dorothy L. Sayers is considered by many to be the premier detective novelist of the Golden Age, and her dashing sleuth, Lord Peter Wimsey, one of mystery fiction’s most enduring and endearing protagonists. Acclaimed author Ruth Rendell has expressed her admiration for Sayers’s work, praising her “great fertility of invention, ingenuity, and wonderful eye for detail.” The fourth Dorothy L. Sayers classic to feature mystery writer Harriet Vane, Busman’s Honeymoon is now back in print with an introduction by Elizabeth George, herself a crime fiction master. Harriet and her love, Lord Peter, have finally tied the knot but begin their married life together on an expectedly sour note when a body is discovered in the cellar of their romantic country estate.

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Series: Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery

Paperback: 397 pages

Publisher: Coronet Books

Language: English

ISBN-10: 006219657X

ISBN-13: 978-0062196576

Product Dimensions: 177 x 110 x 25 mm

Shipping Weight: 200 g



Busman’s Honeymoon has everything—mystery, comedy, love, and drama—all served up in Dorothy Sayers’s best style.” (New York Times)
“One of the greatest mystery story writers of this century.” (Los Angeles Times)
“The Wimsey books are literate and delightful mysteries.”
(Chicago Tribune

Dorothy L. Sayers


in Oxford, England, The United Kingdom

June 13, 1893


December 17, 1957



Dorothy L. Sayers (1893-1957) was a playwright, scholar, and acclaimed author of mysteries, best known for her books starring the gentleman sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey.
Born in Oxford, England, Sayers, whose father was a reverend, grew up in the Bluntisham rectory and won a scholarship to Oxford University where she studied modern languages and worked at the publishing house Blackwell's, which published her first book of poetry in 1916.
Years later, working as an advertising copywriter, Sayers began work on Whose Body?, a mystery novel featuring dapper detective Lord Peter Wimsey. Over the next two decades, Sayers published ten more Wimsey novels and several short stories, crafting a character whose complexity was unusual for the mystery novels of the time.
In 1936, Sayers brought Lord Peter Wimsey to the stage in a production of Busman's Honeymoon, a story which she would publish as a novel the following year. The play was so successful that she gave up mystery writing to focus on the stage, producing a series of religious works culminating in The Man Born to Be King (1941) a radio drama about the life of Jesus.
She also wrote theological essays and criticism during and after World War II, and in 1949 published the first volume of a translation of Dante's Divine Comedy (which she considered to be her best work).
Dorothy Sayers died of a heart attack in 1957. 

White Teeth by Smith Zadie

White Teeth by Smith Zadie

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White Teeth by Smith Zadie

At the center of this invigorating novel are two unlikely friends, Archie Jones and Samad Iqbal. Hapless veterans of World War II, Archie and Samad and their families become agents of England’s irrevocable transformation. A second marriage to Clara Bowden, a beautiful, albeit tooth-challenged, Jamaican half his age, quite literally gives Archie a second lease on life, and produces Irie, a knowing child whose personality doesn’t quite match her name (Jamaican for “no problem”). Samad’s late-in-life arranged marriage (he had to wait for his bride to be born), produces twin sons whose separate paths confound Iqbal’s every effort to direct them, and a renewed, if selective, submission to his Islamic faith. Set against London’ s racial and cultural tapestry, venturing across the former empire and into the past as it barrels toward the future, White Teeth revels in the ecstatic hodgepodge of modern life, flirting with disaster, confounding expectations, and embracing the comedy of daily existence.

Zadie Smith’s dazzling debut caught critics grasping for comparisons and deciding on everyone from Charles Dickens to Salman Rushdie to John Irving and Martin Amis. But the truth is that Zadie Smith’s voice is remarkably, fluently, and altogether wonderfully her own.
Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read
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Series: Vintage International

Paperback: 542 pages

Publisher: Penguin

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0375703861

ISBN-13: 978-0375703867

Product Dimensions: 180 x 110 x 35 mm

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“A preternaturally gifted new writer [with] a voice that’s street-smart and learned, sassy and philosophical all at the same time.”–Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

“Brilliant…. Smith is a master at detail…a postmodern Charles Dickens…[Smith's] rich storytelling and wicked wit are suited to the sights and smells of the world that England has inherited.”–The Washington Post

“[A] vibrant, rollicking first novel about race and idenity…[Smith's] prickly wit is affectionate and poignant.”–People

“[A] dazzling intergenerational first novel…wonderfully inventive…playful yet unaffected, mongrel yet cohesive, profound yet funny, vernacular yet lyrical. ”–Los Angeles Times

“[A] marvel of a debut novel. . .Reminscent of both Salman Rushdie and John Irving, White Teeth is a comic, canny, sprawling tale, adeptly held together by Smith's literary sleight of hand.”–Entertainment Weekly

“A magnificent and audacious novel, jampacked with memorable characters and challenging ideas.”–The Atlanta Journal & Constitution

Zadie Smith


Zadie Smith was born in north-west London in 1975. She is the author of the novels White Teeth,The Autograph Man, On Beauty and NW, as well as The Embassy of Cambodia and a collection of essays, Changing My Mind. She is also the editor of The Book of Other People. Zadie was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2002, and was listed as one of Granta's 20 Best Young British Novelists in 2003 and again in 2013. White Teeth won multiple literary awards including the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, the Whitbread First Novel Award and the Guardian First Book Award. On Beauty was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and won the Orange Prize for Fiction 2006, and NW was shortlisted for the Baileys Prize for Fiction 2013. Zadie Smith is currently a tenured professor of fiction at New York University and lives in London and New York with her husband and two children. In 2016 she will publish her next novel, Swing Time.

Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott

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Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott

Set in the reign of Richard I, Coeur de Lion, Ivanhoe is packed with memorable incidents - sieges, ambushes and combats - and equally memorable characters: Cedric of Rotherwood, the die-hard Saxon; his ward Rowena; the fierce Templar knight, Sir Brian de Bois-Gilbert; the Jew, Isaac of York, and his beautiful, spirited daughter Rebecca; Wamba and Gurth, jester and swineherd respectively. Scott explores the conflicts between the Crown and the powerful Barons, between the Norman overlords and the conquered Saxons, and between Richard and his scheming brother, Prince John. At the same time he brings into the novel the legendary Robin Hood and his band, and creates a brilliant, colourful account of the age of chivalry with all its elaborate rituals and costumes and its values of honour and personal glory.

In the twelfth century, Sir Wilfred of Ivanhoe returns home to England from the Third Crusade to claim his inheritance and the love of the lady Rowena. The heroic adventures of this noble Saxon knight involve him in the struggle between Richard the Lion-Hearted and his malignant brother John: a conflict that brings Ivanhoe into alliance with the mysterious outlaw Robin Hood and his legendary fight for the forces of good.

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Series: Wordsworth Collection

Paperback: 439 pages

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd; Revised ed. edition (January 5, 1998)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1853262021

ISBN-13: 978-1853262029

Product Dimensions: 125 x 195 x 22 mm


Shipping Weight: 300 g 

About the Author


Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832) was a Scottish novelist, playwright and poet. He is notable for being the first British author that gained an international reputation during his lifetime. Although the romanticism of his historic fiction later fell out of favour with critics, his major novels, such as 'Rob Roy' and 'Ivanhoe', are acknowledged as classic works of literature.

Swedish: A Comprehensive Grammar

By Holmes Philip and Hinchliffe Ian

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Swedish: A Comprehensive Grammar by Holmes Philip and Hinchliffe Ian

Language:  English

ISBN 10:  0415278848

ISBN 13: 978-0415278843

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd 

Subject:   Swedish grammar

Place of publication:   London

Year Published:  2003

Edition: 2-nd

Binding: Paperback

Pages:  xii + 614

Dimensions:  239x161x39 mm

Shipping Weight: 1070g

Price:  400 SEK

A Comprehensive Grammar is a complete reference guide to modern Swedish grammar.

Full Description: Winner of the Swedish National Language Council's Erik Wellander Prize, 2003

This new edition of Swedish: A Comprehensive Grammar is a complete reference guide to modern Swedish grammar. It has been fully updated to reflect recent changes in a few areas of usage and to employ the new standards that have been set in the description of language.

The Grammar is an essential reference source for the learner and user of Swedish, irrespective of level. It is ideal for use in schools, colleges, universities and adult classes of all types.

The volume is organized to promote a thorough understanding of Swedish grammar. It presents the complexities of Swedish in a concise and readable form. Explanations are full, clear and free of jargon. Throughout, the emphasis is on Swedish as used by present-day, native speakers.

An extensive index, numbered paragraphs, cross-references and summary charts provide readers with easy access to the information they require.

Features include:

* detailed treatment of common grammatical structures and parts of speech

* extensive exemplification

* particular attention to areas of confusion and difficulty

* Swedish/English contrasts highlighted throughout the book

* a new chapter on word formation.


1. Nouns

2. Adjectives

3. Pronouns

4. Numerals

5. Verbs

6. Adverbs

7. Prepositions

8. Conjunctions

9. Interjections

10 Sentence structure and word order

11. Word formation

12. Orthography

13. Punctuation

Linguistic Terms

Short Bibliography


About the Authors:

Philip Holmes is Reader in the Department of Scandinavian Studies at the University of Hull.

Ian Hinchliffe is a translator and copywriter working in Killeberg, Sweden.

Human Evolution: A Very Short Introduction by Bernard Wood by Bernard Wood

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Human Evolution: A Very Short Introduction by Bernard Wood

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Language: English

ISBN 10: 0-19-280360-3 / 0192803603

ISBN 13:978-0-19-280360-3 / 978-0192803603

Author: Bernard Wood

Publisher:Oxford University Press

Subject: Human evolution; Fossil hominids; Life Sciences, Life Sciences, Evolutionary Biology

Place of publication: USA

Year Published: 2005

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 131

Dimensions: 16.8 x 11.2 x 1 cm / 6.80x4.30x.38 in

Shipping Weight: 69 grams / 0.20 lbs.

Price: 40 SEK

Table of Contents

1. What to expect

2. Finding our place

3. Fossil hominins - discovery and context

4. Fossil hominins - analysis and interpretation

5. Possible and probable early hominins

6. Archaic hominins

7. Transitional and archaic Homo

8. Modern human origins



Further Reading

Pertinent URL:

About the Author:

Bernard Wood is Henry R. Luce Professor of Human Origins at George Washington University and the Smithsonian Institution.


Bernard Wood has been involved in human evolution-related research for more than thirty years. He was appointed Henry R. Luce Professor of Human Origins at George Washington University and the Smithsonian Institution in 1997. This was the first Professorship to be devoted to the study of Human Origins. Prior to that he was the Derby Professor of Anatomy and the Dean of the School of Medicine at The University of Liverpool. He has published widely about the development of analytical methods and their application to the fossil record. His survey of the fossil hominin cranial remains from the Kenyan site of Koobi Fora published in 1991 is a key reference for researchers.

Anansi Boys by Gaiman Neil

Anansi Boys by Gaiman Neil

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Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman

Language:  English

ISBN-10:    006051518X

ISBN-13:    978-0060515188

Author:    Neil Gaiman

Publish:  Headline Book Publishing

Subject:  General Fiction, Fathers and sons, Brothers

Place of publication:    UK

Year Published:  2005

Binding:   Paperback

Pages:    457

Dimensions (cm):   18 x 11 x 3

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Neil Gaiman gives us a mythology for a modern age -- complete with dark prophecy, family dysfunction, mystical deceptions, and killer birds. Not to mention a lime.

Anansi Boys
God is dead. Meet the kids.

When Fat Charlie's dad named something, it stuck. Like calling Fat Charlie "Fat Charlie." Even now, twenty years later, Charlie Nancy can't shake that name, one of the many embarrassing "gifts" his father bestowed -- before he dropped dead on a karaoke stage and ruined Fat Charlie's life.

Mr. Nancy left Fat Charlie things. Things like the tall, good-looking stranger who appears on Charlie's doorstep, who appears to be the brother he never knew. A brother as different from Charlie as night is from day, a brother who's going to show Charlie how to lighten up and have a little fun ... just like Dear Old Dad. And all of a sudden, life starts getting very interesting for Fat Charlie.

Because, you see, Charlie's dad wasn't just any dad. He was Anansi, a trickster god, the spider-god. Anansi is the spirit of rebellion, able to overturn the social order, create wealth out of thin air, and baffle the devil. Some said he could cheat even Death himself.

Returning to the territory he so brilliantly explored in his masterful New York Times bestseller, American Gods, the incomparable Neil Gaiman offers up a work of dazzling ingenuity, a kaleidoscopic journey deep into myth that is at once startling, terrifying, exhilarating, and fiercely funny -- a true wonder of a novel that confirms Stephen King's glowing assessment of the author as "a treasure-house of story, and we are lucky to have him."

Critical Praise

"Ebullient . . . The Gaiman faithful will devour it gratefully."  --Sacramento Bee

"Ebullient . . . ingenious . . . enormously entertaining throughout." --Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Another lovely story as only Gaiman can tell it; necessary and recommended."  --Library Journal

"[Gaiman is] the folksy, witty, foolishly wise narrator to perfection." --Booklist (starred review)

About the Author:

About the Author

Neil Gaiman is the New York Times bestselling author of the novels Neverwhere, Stardust, American Gods, Coraline, Anansi Boys, The Graveyard Book, Good Omens (with Terry Pratchett), The Ocean at the End of the Lane, and The Truth Is a Cave in the Black Mountains; the Sandman series of graphic novels; and the story collections Smoke and Mirrors, Fragile Things, and Trigger Warning. He is the winner of numerous literary honors, including the Hugo, Bram Stoker, and World Fantasy awards, and the Newbery and Carnegie Medals. Originally from England, he now lives in the United States. He is Professor in the Arts at Bard College.


I make things up and write them down. Which takes us from comics (like SANDMAN) to novels (like ANANSI BOYS and AMERICAN GODS) to short stories (some are collected in SMOKE AND MIRRORS) and to occasionally movies (like Dave McKean's MIRRORMASK or the NEVERWHERE TV series, or my own short film A SHORT FILM ABOUT JOHN BOLTON).

In my spare time I read and sleep and eat and try to keep the blog at more or less up to date.

Gandhi: A Very Short Introduction

 By Bhikhu Parekh

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 Gandhi: A Very Short Introduction By Bhikhu Parekh   

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Language: English 

ISBN 10: 0192854577 / 0-19-285457-7

ISBN 13: 9780192854575 / 978-0-19-285457-5

Author: Bhikhu Parekh Publisher: Oxford University Press

Subject: India, Gandhi 

Place of publication: USA

Year Published: 2001

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 152

Dimensions:  17 x 11 x 1 cm / 6.7 x 4.2 x 0.4 inches

Shipping Weight: 140 gr / 5 ounces Price: 60 SEK New   


Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948) was one of the few men in history to fight simultaneously on moral, religious, political, social, economic, and cultural fronts. During his time as a lawyer in South Africa he developed his strategy of non-violence: the idea of opposing unjust laws by non-violent protest. He led the Indian National Congress party in three major campaigns against British rule, each culminating in his arrest.  In Gandhi , a short introduction to Gandhi's life and thought, Bhikhu Parekh outlines both Gandhi's major philosophical insights and the limitations of his thought. Written with extensive access to Gandhi's writings in Indian languages to which most commentators have little or no access, Parekh looks at Gandhi's cosmocentric anthropology, his spiritual view of politics, and his theories of oppression, non-violent action, and active citizenship. He also considers how the success of Gandhi's principles were limited by his lack of coherent theories of evil, and of state and power. Gandhi's view of man as ascetic allows no room for expressions of the cultural, artistic, or intellectual. Furthermore, he was so hostile to modern civilization that he was unable to appreciate its complex dialectic or offer a meaningful narrative.  Nevertheless, Gandhi's life and thought had an enormous impact on the Indian nation, and he continues to be widely revered--known before and after his assassination as Mahatma, the Great Soul.  Reviews: "An excellent intro for first-time western students of Gandhi and India."--Prakash Chenjen, Southern Oregon University   About the Author: Bhikhu Parekh is Professor of Political Theory in the Department of Politics at the University of Hull. Read more about Bhikhu Parekh on following URLs:,_Baron_Parekh   

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 

2. Religious thought 

3. Theory of man and society 

4. Economic and political thought 

5. Non-violent method of action 

6. Critical evaluation  

The Wordsworth Dictionary of Phrase & Fable by Brewer, Ebenezer Cobham

The quintessential guide to myth, folklore, legend and literature

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The Wordsworth Dictionary of Phrase & Fable by Brewer, Ebenezer Cobham

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Language:                           English

ISBN:                                 1-85326-300-1                                        

Subtitle:                              The quintessential guide to myth, folklore, legend and literature

Author:                               Brewer, Ebenezer Cobham

Publisher:                            Wordsworth Editions Ltd

Subject:                              Myth, folklore, legend and literature

Date Published:                  1996

Binding:                              Paperback

Pages:                                 1175 + xvi

Product Dimensions:          6.2 x 12.5 x 20 cm

Shipping Weight:               700 grams


The Wordsworth Dictionary of Phrase and Fable explains the origins of the familiar and the unfamiliar in everyday speech and literature, including the colloquial and the proverbial, and embracing archaeology, history, religion, the arts, science, mythology and characters from fiction. This valuable dictionary, which revises and updates the original work of Dr. Ebenezer Cobham Brewer, encompasses material from all over the The quintessential guide to myth, folklore, legend and literature world and cites many equivalents from other European countries. The inclusion of quotations which accompany and illustrate many of the entries adds hugely to the value of this legendary work of reference. This reference work contains more than 20,000 definitions of phrases and words.

About the Author:

E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897



The Satanic Verses by Rushdie Salman

'A novel of metamorphosis, hauntings, memories, hallucinations, revelations, advertising jingles and jokes. Rushdie has the power of description, and we succumb

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The Satanic Verses by Rushdie Salman

Just before dawn one winter’s morning, a hijacked aeroplane blows apart high above the English Channel and two figures tumble, clutched in an embrace, towards the sea: Gibreel Farishta, India’s legendary movie star, and Saladin Chamcha, the man of a thousand voices.

Washed up, alive, on an English beach, their survival is a miracle. But there is a price to pay. Gibreel and Saladin have been chosen as opponents in the eternal wrestling match between Good and Evil. But chosen by whom? And which is which? And what will be the outcome of their final confrontation?

·     Paperback: 560 pages

·     Publisher: The Consortium (8 Jan. 1998)

·     Language: English

·     ISBN-10: 0963270702

·     ISBN-13: 978-0963270702

·     Product Dimensions: 13 x 3.8 x 20 cm


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"'A staggering achievement, brilliantly enjoyable' Nadine Gordimer"

"'A masterpiece' Sunday Times"

"'A novel of metamorphosis, hauntings, memories, hallucinations, revelations, advertising jingles and jokes. Rushdie has the power of description, and we succumb' The Times"

"'Damnably entertaining and fiendishly ingenious. One of the very few current writers whose works are attempts at the great Bible, "the bright book of life" ' London Review of Books"

"A great novelist, a master of perpetual storytelling." (V S Pritchett)

Book Description

One of the most controversial and infamous books of modern times


No book in modern times has matched the uproar sparked by Salman Rushdie's "The Satanic Verses", which earned its author a death sentence. Furor aside, it is a marvelously erudite study of good and evil, a feast of language served up by a writer at the height of his powers, and a rollicking comic fable. The book begins with two Indians, Gibreel Farishta ("for fifteen years the biggest star in the history of the Indian movies") and Saladin Chamcha, a Bombay expatriate returning from his first visit to his homeland in 15 years, plummeting from the sky after the explosion of their jetliner, and proceeds through a series of metamorphoses, dreams and revelations. Rushdie's powers of invention are astonishing in this Whitbread Prize winner.

About the Author

Sir Salman Rushdie has received many awards for his writing, including the European Union’s Aristeion Prize for Literature. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and Commandeur de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. In 1993 Midnight’s Children was judged to be the ‘Booker of Bookers’, the best novel to have won the Booker Prize in its first 25 years. In June 2007 he received a knighthood in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.



Close to the Bone by Stuart MacBride

Close to the Bone is the eighth instalment in the bestselling Detective Sergeant McRae series of crime novels from Stuart MacBride. 

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Paperback: 560 pages

Publisher: HarperCollins (12 Sept. 2013)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0007344295

ISBN-13: 978-0007344291

Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 3.2 x 19 cm


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There’s power in bones…

The first body is chained to a stake: strangled, stabbed, and a burning tyre around its neck. But is this a gangland execution or something much darker?

Someone’s leaving little knots of bones outside Detective Inspector Logan McRae’s house, but he’s got more pressing things to worry about. Rival drug gangs are fighting over product and territory; two teenage lovers are missing; someone’s crippling Asian immigrants; and Logan’s been lumbered with an ambitious new Detective Sergeant, a mountain of paperwork, and the unwelcome attention of his superiors and the local crime boss.


When another body turns up, it looks as if the similarities between these murders and the plot of a bestselling novel are more than just a coincidence. And perhaps those little knots of bones are more important than they look…



Stuart MacBride was born in Dumbarton near Glasgow but grew up in Aberdeen. He is the number one bestelling author of several novels featuring DS Logan McRae. He has been shortlisted for the Theakstons’s Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award twice. Stuart won the 2007 CWA Dagger in the Library, awarded for a body of work, and was named Best Breakthrough Author at the 2008 ITV Crime Thriller Awards.

Stuart MacBride is a Scottish writer, most famous for his crime thrillers set in the "Granite City" of Aberdeen and featuring Detective Sergeant Logan McRae. Stuart MacBride was born Feb 27 1969 in Dumbarton, Scotland and raised in Aberdeen. His careers include scrubbing toilets offshore, graphic design, web design and IT/computer programming.

MacBride's publishing deal was secured with the writing of Halfhead, however the publishers were more interested in Cold Granite, concerning DS Logan MacRae. He was signed on a three-book Logan