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Flight to Canada
Flight to Canada
Reed I.
Издательство Penguin UK   Год издания 2018
Three slaves are on the run in the deep South, with their former master hot on their heels and the Civil War raging.One of them arms himself for a final showdown; one sells his body for pornographic movies; while the last, Raven Quickskill - hero, poet,... Three slaves are on the run in the deep South, with their former master hot on their heels and the Civil War raging.One of them arms himself for a final showdown; one sells his body for pornographic movies; while the last, Raven Quickskill - hero, poet, heartbreaker - swigs champagne on a non-stop jumbo jet to Canada. Taking us on a wild ride through a nineteenth century littered with limousines, waterbeds and colour TVs, Flight to Canada is a surreal, madly funny satire on race in America. . Скрыть Показать весь текст
Mrs Osmond
Mrs Osmond
Banville J.
Издательство Penguin UK   Год издания 2018
Having fled Rome and a stultifying marriage, Isabel Osmond is in London, brooding on the recent disclosure of her husband's shocking, years-long betrayal of her. What should she do now, and which way should she turn, in the emotional labyrinth where she has... Having fled Rome and a stultifying marriage, Isabel Osmond is in London, brooding on the recent disclosure of her husband's shocking, years-long betrayal of her. What should she do now, and which way should she turn, in the emotional labyrinth where she has been trapped for so long? Reawakened by grief and the knowledge of having been grievously wronged, she determines to resume her youthful quest for freedom and independence.Soon Isabel must return to Italy and confront her husband, and seek to break his powerful hold on her. But will she succeed in outwitting him, and securing her revenge? . Скрыть Показать весь текст
Ivy and Abe
Ivy and Abe
Enfield E.
Издательство Penguin UK   Год издания 2018
Ivy is always destined to meet Abe.But when is the RIGHT time? At school, as a free spirit in her twenties or when she is married . . . to someone else?Perhaps they meet when she is a widow in her sixties? Or maybe he remains a stranger, glimpsed only... Ivy is always destined to meet Abe.But when is the RIGHT time? At school, as a free spirit in her twenties or when she is married . . . to someone else?Perhaps they meet when she is a widow in her sixties? Or maybe he remains a stranger, glimpsed only fleetingly.Ivy and Abe are soulmates. But what if they meet at the WRONG time, and fate and circumstance stand in Ivy's way?Told over Ivy's lifetime, across a series of alternate realities, Ivy & Abe is a story for anyone who has ever wondered 'what if?' . Скрыть Показать весь текст
The Gathering Dark
The Gathering Dark
Oswald J.
Издательство Penguin UK   Год издания 2018
The gripping new crime thriller in the highly acclaimed Inspector McLean series.A truck driver loses control in central Edinburgh, ploughing into a crowded bus stop and spilling his vehicle's toxic load. The consequences are devastating.DI Tony McLean... The gripping new crime thriller in the highly acclaimed Inspector McLean series.A truck driver loses control in central Edinburgh, ploughing into a crowded bus stop and spilling his vehicle's toxic load. The consequences are devastating.DI Tony McLean witnesses the carnage. Taking control of the investigation, he soon realises there is much that is deeply amiss - and everyone involved seems to have something to hide.But as McLean struggles to uncover who caused the tragedy, a greater crisis develops: the new Chief Superintendent's son is missing, last seen in the area of the crash...Brilliantly plotted and utterly compelling, this is the gripping new novel in the bestselling Inspector McLean series. . Скрыть Показать весь текст
Unstoppable: My Life So Far
Unstoppable: My Life So Far
Sharapova M.
Издательство Penguin UK   Год издания 2018
In the middle of the night, a father and his daughter step off a Greyhound bus in Florida and head straight to the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy. They ring the bell, though no one is expecting them and they don't speak English. They have arrived from Russia... In the middle of the night, a father and his daughter step off a Greyhound bus in Florida and head straight to the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy. They ring the bell, though no one is expecting them and they don't speak English. They have arrived from Russia with just seven hundred dollars and the conviction that this six-year-old girl will be the world's next great tennis star. They are right.This is Maria Sharapova's gripping and fearless autobiography, telling her story from her roots in the small Siberian town her parents fled to after the Chernobyl disaster, through her arrival in the US with nothing and her phenomenal rise to success - winning Wimbledon aged just seventeen - to the disasters that threatened her career and her fight back. . Скрыть Показать весь текст
The Dreams of Bethany Mellmoth
The Dreams of Bethany Mellmoth
Boyd W.
Издательство Penguin UK   Год издания 2018
A philandering art dealer tries to give up casual love affairs - seeking only passionate kisses as a substitute. A man recounts his personal history through the things he has stolen from others throughout his life. A couple chart the journey of their five year... A philandering art dealer tries to give up casual love affairs - seeking only passionate kisses as a substitute. A man recounts his personal history through the things he has stolen from others throughout his life. A couple chart the journey of their five year relationship backwards, from awkward reunion to lovelorn first encounter. And, at the heart of the book, a 24-year old young woman, Bethany Mellmoth, embarks on a year-long journey of wishful and tentative self-discovery.The Dreams of Bethany Mellmoth depicts the random encounters that bring the past bubbling to the surface; the impulsive decisions that irrevocably shape a life; and the endless hesitations and loss-of-nerve that wickedly complicate it. These funny, surprising and moving stories are a resounding confirmation of Boyd's powers as one of our most original and compelling storytellers. . Скрыть Показать весь текст
The Square and the Tower
The Square and the Tower
Ferguson N.
Издательство Penguin UK   Год издания 2018
Most history is about the people at the top of the towers of power. But what if the real action is in the social networks down below, in the town squares? Niall Ferguson, the international bestselling author ofEmpire, The Ascent of Money and Civilization,... Most history is about the people at the top of the towers of power. But what if the real action is in the social networks down below, in the town squares? Niall Ferguson, the international bestselling author ofEmpire, The Ascent of Money and Civilization, brilliantly recasts past and present as an unending contest between hierarchies and networks. . Скрыть Показать весь текст
Prague Nights
Prague Nights
Black B.
Издательство Penguin UK   Год издания 2018
Prague, 1599. Christian Stern, a young doctor, has just arrived in the city. On his first evening, he finds a young woman's body half-buried in the snow.The dead woman is none other than the emperor's mistress, and there's no shortage of suspects. Stern is... Prague, 1599. Christian Stern, a young doctor, has just arrived in the city. On his first evening, he finds a young woman's body half-buried in the snow.The dead woman is none other than the emperor's mistress, and there's no shortage of suspects. Stern is employed by the emperor himself to investigate the murder. In the search to find the culprit, Stern finds himself drawn into the shadowy world of the emperor's court - unspoken affairs, letters written in code, and bitter rivalries. But there's no turning back now... . Скрыть Показать весь текст
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4
Townsend S.
Издательство Penguin UK   Год издания 2018
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ? is the first book in Sue Townsend's brilliantly funny Adrian Mole series, reissued in Penguin's ORIGINALS collection of iconic teen fiction.Meet Adrian Mole, a hapless teenager providing an unabashed, pimples-and-all... The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ? is the first book in Sue Townsend's brilliantly funny Adrian Mole series, reissued in Penguin's ORIGINALS collection of iconic teen fiction.Meet Adrian Mole, a hapless teenager providing an unabashed, pimples-and-all glimpse into adolescent life.Writing candidly about his parents' marital troubles, the dog, his life as a tortured poet and 'misunderstood intellectual', Adrian's painfully honest diary is still hilarious and compelling reading thirty years after it first appeared. . Скрыть Показать весь текст
The Tulip Touch
The Tulip Touch
Fine A.
Издательство Penguin UK   Год издания 2018
Nobody wants Tulip in their gang.She skives off school, cheeks the teachers and makes herself unpopular with her classmates by telling awful lies.None of this matters to Natalie who finds Tulip exciting.At first she doesn't care that other people are upset and... Nobody wants Tulip in their gang.She skives off school, cheeks the teachers and makes herself unpopular with her classmates by telling awful lies.None of this matters to Natalie who finds Tulip exciting.At first she doesn't care that other people are upset and unnerved by Tulip's bizarre games, but as the games become increasingly sinister and dangerous, Natalie realises that Tulip is going too far.Much too far.Racing, in fact, to the novel's shocking ending. . Скрыть Показать весь текст
Brother in the Land
Brother in the Land
Swindells R.
Издательство Penguin UK   Год издания 2018
An 'After-the-Bomb' story told by teenage Danny, one of the survivors - one of the unlucky ones. Set in Shipley, an ordinary town in the north of England, this is a powerful portrayal of a world that has broken down. Danny not only has to cope in a world of... An 'After-the-Bomb' story told by teenage Danny, one of the survivors - one of the unlucky ones. Set in Shipley, an ordinary town in the north of England, this is a powerful portrayal of a world that has broken down. Danny not only has to cope in a world of lawlessness and gang warfare, but he has to protect and look after his little brother, Ben, and a girl called Kim. Is there any hope left for a new world? . Скрыть Показать весь текст
Some Kind of Wonderful
Some Kind of Wonderful
Fletcher G.
Издательство Penguin UK   Год издания 2018
After celebrating a decade together, everyone thinks Lizzy and Ian are about to get engaged.Instead, a romantic escape to Dubai leaves Lizzy with no ring, no fiance and no future.Lizzy is heartbroken - but through the tears, she sees an opportunity. This is... After celebrating a decade together, everyone thinks Lizzy and Ian are about to get engaged.Instead, a romantic escape to Dubai leaves Lizzy with no ring, no fiance and no future.Lizzy is heartbroken - but through the tears, she sees an opportunity. This is her moment to discover what she's been missing while playing Ian's 'better half'.But how much has Ian changed her, and who is she without him?Lizzy sets out to rediscover the girl she was before - and, in the meantime, have a little fun . Скрыть Показать весь текст
On the Bright Side
On the Bright Side
Groen H.
Издательство Penguin UK   Год издания 2018
Along with fellow members of the Old-But-Not-Dead Club, he embarks on a wild spree of octogenarian anarchy. But the home's director will not stand for any more drunken bar crawls, illicit fireworks or geriatric romance. The good name of the care home will not... Along with fellow members of the Old-But-Not-Dead Club, he embarks on a wild spree of octogenarian anarchy. But the home's director will not stand for any more drunken bar crawls, illicit fireworks or geriatric romance. The good name of the care home will not be disgraced.But when Hendrik learns of a plan to close the home down he realises life outside it could be much worse. He and the gang must stop the closure before it's too late. Or drop dead trying . Скрыть Показать весь текст
The Chalk Man
The Chalk Man
Tudor C.
Издательство Penguin UK   Год издания 2018
It was only meant to be a game . . .None of us ever agreed on the exact beginning.Was it when we started drawing the chalk figures, or when they started to appear on their own?Was it the terrible accident?Or when they found the first body? . It was only meant to be a game . . .None of us ever agreed on the exact beginning.Was it when we started drawing the chalk figures, or when they started to appear on their own?Was it the terrible accident?Or when they found the first body? .
Trust No One
Trust No One
Mosawi A.
Издательство Penguin UK   Год издания 2018
This is all I can remember.There are government agents pursuing me.They think I know something they want.They will never stop.I could be a danger.I could be a weapon.I could be a victim.The only thing I know for certain is, I must . . . TRUST NO ONE. . This is all I can remember.There are government agents pursuing me.They think I know something they want.They will never stop.I could be a danger.I could be a weapon.I could be a victim.The only thing I know for certain is, I must . . . TRUST NO ONE. .
Catwoman. Soulstealer
Catwoman. Soulstealer
Maas S.
Издательство Penguin UK   Год издания 2018
When the Bat's away, the Cat will play. It's time to see how many lives this cat really has. . . .Two years after escaping Gotham City's slums, Selina Kyle returns as the mysterious and wealthy Holly Vanderhees. She quickly discovers that with Batman off on a... When the Bat's away, the Cat will play. It's time to see how many lives this cat really has. . . .Two years after escaping Gotham City's slums, Selina Kyle returns as the mysterious and wealthy Holly Vanderhees. She quickly discovers that with Batman off on a vital mission, Batwing is left to hold back the tide of notorious criminals. Gotham City is ripe for the taking.Meanwhile, Luke Fox wants to prove he has what it takes to help people in his role as Batwing. He targets a new thief on the prowl who seems cleverer than most. She has teamed up with Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn, and together they are wreaking havoc. This Catwoman may be Batwing's undoing.In this third DC Icons book--following Leigh Bardugo's Wonder Woman: Warbringer and Marie Lu's Batman: Nightwalker--Selina is playing a desperate game of cat and mouse, forming unexpected friendships and entangling herself with Batwing by night and her devilishly handsome neighbor Luke Fox by day. But with a dangerous threat from the... Скрыть Показать весь текст
The Liar's Room
The Liar's Room
Lelic S.
Издательство Penguin UK   Год издания 2018
Susanna Fenton has a secret. Fourteen years ago she left her identity behind, reinventing herself as a counsellor and starting a new life. It was the only way to keep her daughter safe.But everything changes when Adam Geraghty walks into her office. She's... Susanna Fenton has a secret. Fourteen years ago she left her identity behind, reinventing herself as a counsellor and starting a new life. It was the only way to keep her daughter safe.But everything changes when Adam Geraghty walks into her office. She's never met this young man before - so why does she feel like she knows him?Then Adam starts to tell her about a girl. A girl he wants to hurt.And Susanna realises she was wrong. She doesn't know him. BUT HE KNOWS HER.AND THE GIRL HE PLANS TO HURT IS HER DAUGHTER. . Скрыть Показать весь текст
Do Not Disturb
Do Not Disturb
Douglas C.
Издательство Penguin UK   Год издания 2018
Could your dream home be your worst nightmare?After what happened in London, Kirsty needs a fresh start with her family. And running a guesthouse in the Welsh mountains sounds idyllic.But then their first guest arrives.Selena is the last person Kirsty wants to... Could your dream home be your worst nightmare?After what happened in London, Kirsty needs a fresh start with her family. And running a guesthouse in the Welsh mountains sounds idyllic.But then their first guest arrives.Selena is the last person Kirsty wants to see.It's seventeen years since she tore everything apart.Why has she chosen now to walk back into Kirsty's life?Is Selena running from something too?Or is there an even darker reason for her visit? . Скрыть Показать весь текст
The Girl on the Via Flaminia
The Girl on the Via Flaminia
Hayes A.
Издательство Penguin UK   Год издания 2018
Rome, 1944. Robert is a lonely American soldier looking for a girl. Lisa is cold and hungry, obliged to seek work at Mamma Pulcini's house on the Via Flaminia. Their lives come together in what should be a simple exchange, a temporary arrangement without love... Rome, 1944. Robert is a lonely American soldier looking for a girl. Lisa is cold and hungry, obliged to seek work at Mamma Pulcini's house on the Via Flaminia. Their lives come together in what should be a simple exchange, a temporary arrangement without love or complication. But in a city broken by war, its people defeated, nothing is simple. Based on Alfred Hayes'own experiences of wartime Italy, this spare, searing novel exposes the dark complexities of the relationship between men and women, victor and vanquished. . Скрыть Показать весь текст
O Pioneers!
O Pioneers!
Cather W.
Издательство Penguin UK   Год издания 2018
To the anger of her brothers, it is Alexandra who is entrusted to manage their family farm in the tough, hostile prairie of Hanover, Nebraska following the death of their father. As the years pass, Alexandra rises heroically to the challenge, finding strength... To the anger of her brothers, it is Alexandra who is entrusted to manage their family farm in the tough, hostile prairie of Hanover, Nebraska following the death of their father. As the years pass, Alexandra rises heroically to the challenge, finding strength in the savage beauty of the land even as loneliness and personal tragedies crowd in. A rapturous work of understated lyricism, Willa Cather's 1913 tale of a pioneer woman who tames the wild, hostile lands of the Nebraskan prairie is also the story of what it means to be American. . Скрыть Показать весь текст
Stories
Stories
Sontag S.
Издательство Penguin UK   Год издания 2018
Susan Sontag is most often remembered as a brilliant essayist - inquisitive, analytical, fearlessly outspoken. Yet all throughout her life, she also wrote short stories: fictions which wrestled with those ideas and preoccupations she couldn't address in essay... Susan Sontag is most often remembered as a brilliant essayist - inquisitive, analytical, fearlessly outspoken. Yet all throughout her life, she also wrote short stories: fictions which wrestled with those ideas and preoccupations she couldn't address in essay form. These short fictions are allegories, parables, autobiographical vignettes, each capturing an authentic fragment of life, dramatizing Sontag's private griefs and fears.Stories collects all of Sontag's short fiction for the first time. This astonishingly versatile collection showcases its peerless writer at the height of her powers. For any Sontag fan, it is an unmissable testament to her creative achievements. . Скрыть Показать весь текст
A Swift Pure Cry
A Swift Pure Cry
Dowd S.
Издательство Penguin UK   Год издания 2018
After Shell's mother dies, her obsessively religious father descends into alcoholic mourning and Shell is left to care for her younger brother and sister. Her only release from the harshness of everyday life comes from her budding spiritual friendship with a... After Shell's mother dies, her obsessively religious father descends into alcoholic mourning and Shell is left to care for her younger brother and sister. Her only release from the harshness of everyday life comes from her budding spiritual friendship with a naive young priest, and most importantly, her developing relationship with childhood friend, Declan, charming, eloquent and persuasive. But when Declan suddenly leaves Ireland to seek his fortune in America, Shell finds herself pregnant and the centre of a scandal that rocks the small community in which she lives, with repercussions across the whole country. The lives of those immediately around her will never be the same again . Скрыть Показать весь текст
Darien: Twelve Families
Darien: Twelve Families
Iggulden C.
Издательство Penguin UK   Год издания 2018
The city of Darien lies at the heart of a dying empire.Twelve families spoil for a throne soon to be made vacant - by murder or civil war. Into this fevered, hungry city come six strangers:An orphan and an old swordsman.A hunter and a pitiless killer.A young... The city of Darien lies at the heart of a dying empire.Twelve families spoil for a throne soon to be made vacant - by murder or civil war. Into this fevered, hungry city come six strangers:An orphan and an old swordsman.A hunter and a pitiless killer.A young thief and a cynical chancer.As the sun sinks the city will know no slumber. For long dormant passions have awoken. Fortunes will be won and lost. Lives will be staked and claimed.And a story long waiting to be told will catch fire in the telling . . . . Скрыть Показать весь текст
In The Dark
In The Dark
Hunter C.
Издательство Penguin UK   Год издания 2018
DO YOU KNOW WHAT THEY'RE HIDING IN THE HOUSE NEXT DOOR?From the HOTTEST new crime writer of 2018 comes a new UNPUTDOWNABLE thriller...A woman and child are found locked in a basement room, barely alive.No one knows who they are - the woman can't speak, and... DO YOU KNOW WHAT THEY'RE HIDING IN THE HOUSE NEXT DOOR?From the HOTTEST new crime writer of 2018 comes a new UNPUTDOWNABLE thriller...A woman and child are found locked in a basement room, barely alive.No one knows who they are - the woman can't speak, and there are no missing persons reports that match their profile. The elderly man who owns the house claims he has never seen them before.The inhabitants of the quiet Oxford street are in shock. How could this happen right under their noses? But DI Adam Fawley knows that nothing is impossible.And that no one is as innocent as they seem . Скрыть Показать весь текст