According to her own complex moral calculations, Katie Carr has earned her affair. She's a doctor, after all, and doctors are decent people and on top of that, her husband David is the self-styled Angriest Man in Holloway. When David suddenly becomes good however, properly, maddeningly, give-away-all-his-money-good, Katie's sums no longer add up and she is forced to ask herself some very hard questions
Mary-Kate and Ashley have a new telescope. Their father bought it so they could learn about the stars. The twins have a better idea, though. They're going to spy on the neighbours! But the spying turns serious when Mary-Kate sees something she shouldn't - something that spells big trouble.
Humans and robots once lived in peace on Sentai Mountain, but those days are long gone. Now the robots are desperate to take control of the mountain and there is only one thing that can stop them-- the Exo-Force team.
The Hound Of The Baskervilles (Penguin Popular Classics)
The terrible spectacle of the beast, the fog of the moor, the discovery of a body: this classic horror story pits detective against dog. When Sir Charles Baskerville is found dead on the wild Devon moorland with the footprints of a giant hound nearby, the blame is placed on a family curse. It is left to Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson to solve the mystery of the legend of the phantom hound before Sir Charles' heir comes to an equally gruesome end.
Thirteen-year-old Jane, whose quiet life with her two aunts is interrupted by sporadic visits from her seafaring father, tries to learn more about her half brother and sister after discovering that her father remarried ten years ago.
Kids are disappearing but no one cares. Homeless, frightened and alone, Link finds himself down - and - out in London after fleeing from his brutish stepfather. He only survives because he's befriended by streetwise Ginger. When Ginger suddenly disappears, Link is in despair. Then he meets Gail, and even the cold doorways and hard pavements don't seem so bad. He even stops thinking about Ginger, but other kids are vanishing now. Intent on his grisly mission, the man who calls himself Shelter stalks his next victim. Will it be Link?
Kitty is not pleased with her mother's boyfriend, especially his views on the anti-nuclear issue, until unexpected events prompt her, after all, to help him find his place in the family. Suggested level: primary, intermediate.
What a lot of islands the river makes,' said Ida. 'We must go exploring and sail around them all.' And so begins a wonderful, magical summer. Ida, Oscar and Ping are staying with Ida's great-aunt at the ancient, river-encircled house of Green Knowe. They set out to chart the river in the canoe, and soon discover that it has some surprising and mysterious secrets.
Twelve-year old Sarah finds it very difficult to adjust to her parents' divorce. She and her siblings live with Mom, while Dad now lives with his new girlfriend and her daughters. Sarah perceives this new girlfriend to be the cause of her parents' divorce and decides to be as uncooperative and rude as possible whenever around her. Over time however, Sarah realizes that she is hurting herself more than anyone with her behavior. She starts to see her situation with new eyes and slowly begins to accept the re-organized family structure and to enjoy life again.
No teacher can control Class 3 - Until the Ghost Teacher pays them a visit…
Look…there by the dustbins, what do you see? A shimmering and a glimmering, and a figure forming in the darkness. It is the Ghost Teacher...
Class 3 are the worst class ever. They do lots of crashing and bashing, nose-picking and flicking, fighting and fidgeting. No teacher can control Class 3. Until Miss Shade - the Ghost Teacher - pays them a visit…
Author Biography TONY BRADMAN graduated from Cambridge University and worked in journalism for many years as an editor and reviewer. Now a full-time author, he has produced several successful anthologies for young readers for Random House Children's Books, including three focusing exclusively on football: the FOOTBALL FEVER titles.
A Hero for Dry Creek (Dry Creek Series #5) (Love Inspired #228)
Take advantage of the great popularity of the inspirational fiction category with Love Inspired novels from Steeple Hill Books. This heartwarming series offers four brand-new stories each month of faith, love and hope. Since 1998, the NSR of Love Inspired has increased by 15 percentage points. Increase your sales and readership with this immensely popular line. Rancher Nicki Redfern secretly dreams about a fairy-tale romance but doesn't really expect to fall in love...until she meets Dry Creek newcomer Garrett Hamilton! As Garrett learns about small-town life and the miracle of faith, will he feel courageous enough to admit he feels the same way about Nicki?
Revolution is simmering in the heat of battered Central American town Port Tropique, where protagonist Franz Hall is an "intellectual Meursault in a paranoid Hemingway landscape, a self-conscious Conradian adventurer, a Lord Jim in the earliest stages of selfwilled failure" (New York Times). The ineffectual hero spends his days drinking and observing people in the zócalo, and occasional nights involved in an ivory-smuggling operation threatened by impending government siege.Always persistent are memories of Marie and what was lost. In this sinuous narrative of dislocation and remorse, Barry Gifford details Franz’s mundanity and the bizarre cast of characters swirling around him.
Albert Samson is a self-employed (and often unemployed) private detective in Indianapolis. Although Samson's cases are resolved with crystal clarity, Samson himself remains something of a mystery, with a daughter in a private school in Switzerland, a mother who runs a diner and a lady friend whose tact is matched by her common sense.
When the peaceful life of ancient Redwall Abbey is shattered by the arrival of the evil rat Cluny and his villainous hordes, Matthias, a young mouse, determines to find the legendary sword of Martin the Warrior which, he is convinced, will help Redwall'si
On Christmas Eve, Geoffrey Howard left Beni Abbes, Algeria, to cross the Sahara. With only the clothes he stood in, and a Chinese sailing wheelbarrow to carry his belongings, he aimed to be the first man to cross the Sahara on foot, unaided by vehicle or camel, and using only natural supplies and watering points. 94 days and almost 2000 miles later, he arrived in Kano. This book tells his story.
The yellowed envelope goes to John Close, a young Perth solicitor. The Green estate, eighty square miles of priceless land in Western Australia, has been left to Captain Strutt who lives on the other side of the world in England.
THE GENTLEMAN WAS A DYED-IN-THE-WOOL-ROMANTIC. BUT HE HAD MUCH TO LEARN ABOUT LOVE! At first, aspiring writer Cicely Caldwell was insulted to be asked to pose as the anonymous lady author of the vastly popular Chaos Is Come Again, a horrid piece of gothic drivel. Then she realized such a pretense would gain her entrée into the literary circles that might forward her own writing career. Handsome Lord Montaigne confessed the real anonymous lady was his aunt and that Cicely seemed the sort of discreet country lady who would do the part justice. However, Cicely, with a nose for a good story, soon suspected the startling truth of the anonymous lady's shocking identity. As the holidays approached, Cicely was unaware that her search for a fictional hero was leading her straight to a man whose outward cynicism could not hide his true romantic nature . . . on the page or off!
Some secrets are just too good to keep to yourself!FRIENDS! Kerry can count on Sonja - they've been best friends forever.BETRAYAL! Then Ollie's sister turns up and things just aren't the same.RIVALS! How can Kerry possibly hope to compete with the glamorous Natasha...?
"Single-handed. John le Mesurier has made more films watchable, even absorbing, than anyone else around," writes Philip Oakes in the Sunday Times. John le Mesurier's acting career spanned fifty years, from the days of Fay Compton's Studio of Dramatic Arts to his phenomenal success as the ineffectual Sergeant Wilson in "Dad's Army" and beyond.After a time in rep he started making films with his second wife, Hattie Jacques, and with Kenneth More, Peter Sellers, Tony Hancock, Ian Carmichael and virtually every other British comedy actor of the period.
Dr. Lucinda Beckman hid her loneliness and vulnerability, and in so doing built up an unsympathetic reputation. But letting down her guard had always ended in misery, and she didn't dare change her ways. The arrival of cardiac surgeon Dr. Rafe Davidson looked set to alter that
On Friday, a sensuous stranger entered Katie's life. By Sunday, her world would never be the same... Stunning Katie Connelly submerged her painful past in a promising career, an elegant apartment, and men she could keep at a distance. Yet something vital was missing from her life -- until she met proud, rugged Ramon Galverra. With his urbane charm and his passionate nature, he gave her a love she had never known. In his arms, she came fully alive to his every touch. Still she was afraid to surrender her heart to this strong, willful, secretive man -- a man from a different world, a man with a bold, uncertain future...
In this, the third novel of a trilogy, the atmosphere in the Bailey household was alive with anticipation. It was not only because Christmas was approaching, or even that Bill Bailey was tackling the biggest project of his career. No, all the excitement was because in two weeks’ time, Fiona Bailey would give birth to a baby, the first arrival since Bill had married Fiona as a young widow, already mother of Mark, Katie and Willie, and with the adopted Mamie now part of the family circle.
But however much they looked forward to the event, there was the niggling concern of emotional adjustments to be made and how this new arrival would stretch the established relationships that had been so carefully nurtured. Suppose something went wrong? The Baileys were to learn about such considerations in the time ahead, and their experiences make this novel a most fascinating study of human relationships.
The second volume of Helen Forrester's powerful, painful and ultimately uplifting four-volume autobiography of her poverty-stricken childhood in Liverpool during the Depression. The Forrester family are slowly winning their fight for survival. But fourteen-year-old Helen's personal battle is to persuade her parents to allow her to earn her own living, to lead her own life after the years of neglect and inadequate schooling while she cared for her six younger brothers and sisters. Her untiring struggles against illness caused by severe malnutrition and dirt (she has her first bath in four years) and, above all, the selfish demands of her parents, make this a story of amazing courage and perseverance.
Tommy et Tuppence Beresford, après avoir traversé la période héroïque et combien excitante de la Résistance, s'ennuient quelque peu. Le douillet train-train de la vie quotidienne et leur amour sans orage commencent à leur peser. Tommy et Tuppence rêvent d'aventures exaltantes et, à force d'être souhaitée, l'aventure arrive avec la proposition qui leur est faite de diriger une agence de détectives... C'est là le point de départ d'une série d'entreprises périlleuses et variées dont le sympathique jeune couple se tirera toujours au mieux...
Lawyer Alexis O'Hara is tired of the dating, mating, then hating game. She wants to settle down, and this time she's not letting her heart get involved. So when her mentor Vincent Cathardy offers her everything she's ever wanted, she agrees to marry him. And by having the wedding at the world-famous Inn at Maiden Falls, she can almost guarantee her own happy ending. Only, it might not be the ending she's expecting....
Lawyer Dylan Greene thinks he's negotiating just another prenuptial agreement -- until he learns that the bride-to-be is his first and only love, Alexis. And it's soon obvious that the chemistry between them is just as explosive as ever. Even after years apart, they can't keep their hands off each other. So why is Alexis so determined to go through with the wedding? And will Dylan be able to seduce her into saying no to Vincent -- and yes to him?
A brand-new, original novel, tying into Channel 4's youth soap HollyoaksTo the outside world fifteen-year-old Lisa Hunter seems to have it all.She's slim, blonde and pretty with a devoted boyfriend and a loving family. But her outward appearance conceals a different story. When her older sister Ellie disappeared while on holiday, Lisa's life was torn apart. Her brothers blamed themselves, her parents began to argue and somewhere in the middle Lisa was forgotten. Frustrated and lonely, her only release was to turn against herself. In Seeing Red Lisa tries to understand how and why her life spiralled out of control, leaving her with only two options: survive or self-destruct.
When real life is not enough....The need to escape, play games, fantasize, isuniversal.Take Tim: shy, lonely and unsuccessful, he seems to come alive only when he becomes the warlord Blch, penetrating the Domain of the Undead.What begins as harmless escapism, however, gradually takes over his life, until he is in danger of losing his grip and sliding full-time into fantasy.
Dawson's Creek: The Beginning of Everything Else Vol 1 (Dawson's Creek)
A novel based on Channel 4's teen sitcom DAWSON'S CREEK. Set in a New England coastal town the series follows the antics of four high-school children discovering that the world is a fun place to be and especially in Dawson's Creek.
Mr.Gum and the Hound of Lamonic Bibber - World Book Day Pack: WITH Sephir the Storm Monster
Once a generation, a battle takes place for the Book of Worlds. The Book contains all the secrets of Avantia, and must never fall into the hands of evil Wizard Malvel. Tom takes up the challenge, but Malvel doesn't play fair... First he sends a fearsome Super-Beast, and then a whirling tornado that destroys everything in its path ' Sephir the Storm Monster!
"Won't marriage interfere with your being dead?"Dr. Meredith Boren goes to her lake house to box up her past—a past that included her dead ex-fiancé, Gage Parrish. But in the middle of the night she finds the handsome fire investigator, very much alive, wounded and bleeding at her kitchen sink.Now as they search for a vengeful arsonist, Gage risks his life again to protect the woman he still loves. And although Meredith is tempted to give herself over, body and soul, it'll take more than Gage returning from the dead for her to trust him again….
A revised edition of Rosemary Conley's diet book, with a wider selection of flexible menus, over 150 recipes, more options for vegetarians, maintenance instructions and straightforward fat-charts, and a new programme of exercises for the hips and thighs.
It all began one morning in the smoking room of the Department of Health and Welfare. That was where happily married Jack met the lovely Grace. At first smoking was all they had in common. But soon they were sharing a lot more. Love, as well as cigarette smoke, was in the air.But when Miriam, Jack's wife, began to suspect that his feelings had changed, everything became a lot more dangerous. Because Miriam was a woman who liked to get her own way, and this time she was playing to win.