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12-21

by Dustin Thomason

From Dustin Thomason, co-author of bestselling phenomenon The Rule of Four, 12-21 is an edge-of-your-seat novel charting a heroic race to save the world. And as the fateful date approaches, 12-21 is the novel all readers will be talking about.An ancient prophecy foretells that the world will end on 21 December 2012 . . . In Central America, a treasure hunter discovers a Maya relic - a mysterious and ornate codex - but when he smuggles it into the US, he brings with him an old and deadly secret . . . Early in December 2012, the codex comes to Chel Manu, a Maya world authority. She is torn between the chance to translate the codex herself and her duty to alert the authorities. Meanwhile, in an LA hospital, an unknown man is dying of a rare, contagious disease. When Dr Gabriel Stanton is called in, he realises that this is no ordinary infection - and it will spread uncontrollably. Stanton and Chel must race to decipher the codex's secrets and prevent the prophesied apocalypse . . .12-21 is a thrilling debut, marking the arrival of Dustin Thomason as a major solo talent.Praise for Dustin Thomason:'One part The Da Vinci Code, one part The Name of Rose . . . A blazingly good yarn' San Francisco Chronicle'Weaves together the past and present seamlessly, I enjoyed it tremendously' ObserverDustin Thomason graduated from Harvard College and received his MD from Columbia University. He is the co-author of the international bestseller The Rule of Four and has written and produced several television series, including Lie to Me. He lives in Venice Beach, California.

12 Edmondstone Street (Collected Editions Ser.)

by David Malouf

Each house, like each place, has its own topography, its own lore. A complex history comes down to us, through household jokes and anecdotes, odd family habits, and irrational superstitions, that forever shapes what we see and the way in which we see it.Beginning with his childhood home, David Malouf moves on to show other landmarks in his life, and the way places and things create our private worlds. Written with humour and uncompromising intelligence, 12 Edmondstone Street is an unforgettable portrait of one man's life.

The 120 Days of Sodom

by Thomas Wynn Marquis De Sade Will McMorran

WINNER OF THE 2017 SCOTT MONCRIEFF PRIZE A new translation of Sade's most notorious, shocking and influential novel.This disturbing but hugely important text has influenced countless individuals throughout history: Flaubert and Baudelaire both read Sade; the surrealists were obsessed with him; film-makers like Pasolini saw parallels with twentieth-century history in his writings; and feminists such as Andrea Dworkin and Angela Carter clashed over him. This new translation brings Sade's provocative novel into Penguin Classics for the first time, and will reignite the debate around this most controversial of writers.

1492

by Mary Johnston

In the 15th century, a fabulous journey awaited those who could unlock the secrets of the Earth's geography. Beautifully written and emotionally compelling, 1492: Admiral of the Ocean-Sea tells of the famous adventures of Columbus and his men, who sailed into the almost mythical seas beyond the horizon in search of the "New World," in the hopes of attaining vast wealth and power. <P> <P> This brilliant book, by best-selling author Mary Johnston, traces the long route taken by explorers hoping to locate Asia. Based on their limited means and understanding of navigation, they struggle to find their position, while at the same time encountering many natural wonders and exotic peoples. Tensions build as they appear to become increasingly lost. Columbus and his crew begin to lose hope, until they finally receive the vindication of their bold vision. 1492: Admiral of the Ocean-Sea pays special attention to the conditions of the late 15th century period. It describes the competition between classes and ethnic groups in Spain, as well as the clashes that occurred when people from two very different cultures, native American and European, interact. These issues are not merely abstract, since we see them vividly through the eyes of a disenfranchised individual: a Christian sailor of Jewish background, who has been compelled to lead a secretive and solitary existence. The incidents of his life are brought to us in a handsome, elegant language, uncommon in the books of our day.

The 14th Tale (Oberon Modern Plays Ser.)

by Inua Ellams

'The 14th Tale is a beautiful mellifluous narrative that tells the hilarious exploits of a natural born mischief, growing from the clay streets of Nigeria to rooftops in Dublin and finally to London.

1601: Conversation as it was by the Social Fireside in the Time of the Tudors

by Mark Twain

This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. <P> Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.

17 (Oberon Modern Plays Ser.)

by Dameon Garnett

Let’s celebrate, right now, shall we? The cake’s ruined, but we’ve got the ashes. 17 candles on the ashes of my fucking life...' At seventeen years old, Scott is facing a future that is as uncertain as his past. The death of his adopted mother throws his life into chaos, and now he finds himself having to fit in with a new aspirational family, and the birth-mother he never knew. Class differences soon reach fever pitch, and guilt has the winning hand. Whoever thought change would be this difficult, and what is Scott hiding under the bed?

17th Suspect: (Women’s Murder Club 17) (Women's Murder Club #17)

by James Patterson

The bestselling 17th novel in the Women’s Murder Club series A KILLER WITH A PLAN Detective Lindsay Boxer is on the case of a series of shootings of the homeless in San Francisco, where the killer is methodical yet unpredictable. An encounter with a confidential informer leads her to disturbing conclusions – something has gone very wrong inside the police department itself. A DETECTIVE IN TOO DEEP The hunt for the killer lures Lindsay out of her jurisdiction, and Lindsay’s friends in the Women’s Murder Club are concerned that she’s taking the crimes too much to heart. A PATH TO DANGERBut with lives on the line, Lindsay can’t stop herself from following the case into ever more terrifying terrain – even though the killer could cost her everything…HOW FAR IS TOO FAR?

1984 (Oberon Modern Plays Ser.)

by George Orwell Duncan Macmillan Robert Icke

April, 1984. Winston Smith, thinks a thought, starts a diary, and falls in love. But Big Brother is watching him, and the door to Room 101 can swing open in the blink of an eye. Its ideas have become our ideas, and Orwells fiction is often said to be our reality. The definitive book of the 20th century is re-examined in a radical new adaptation exploring why Orwells vision of the future is as relevant as ever.

1984 (PDF)

by George Orwell Duncan Macmillan Robert Icke

The definitive book of the 20th century is re-examined in this radical new staging by Headlong, the country's most exciting touring company (Telegraph), who brought us Romeo & Juliet in 2012, directed by Robert Icke. April, 1984. 13:00. Comrade 6079, Winston Smith, thinks a thought, starts a diary, and falls in love. But Big Brother is watching him and the door to Room 101 can swing open in the blink of an eye. This major new production explores the world inside Winston Smith s head, as well as the world without, and catches the euphoria and bliss buried deep underneath the cold face of Big Brother. In an age of mass surveillance, total policing and GPS tracking, Nineteen Eighty-Four is as relevant now as it ever has been. A new adaptation created by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan. Note: This book is Oberon Modern Plays.

The 19th Wife

by David Ebershoff

Jordan returns from California to Utah to visit his mother in jail. As a teenager he was expelled from his family and religious community, a secretive Mormon offshoot sect. Now his father has been found shot dead in front of his computer, and one of his many wives - Jordan's mother - is accused of the crime. Over a century earlier, Ann Eliza Young, the nineteenth wife of Brigham Young, Prophet and Leader of the Mormon Church, tells the sensational story of how her own parents were drawn into plural marriage, and how she herself battled for her freedom and escaped her powerful husband, to lead a crusade to end polygamy in the United States.Bold, shocking and gripping, The 19th Wife expertly weaves together these two narratives: a pageturning literary mystery and an enthralling epic of love and faith.

2-Power: The Korski Code (2-power Ser.)

by Pete Johnson

Sam and Ella are just an ordinary brother and sister - until they discover two amazing things . . .They can send thought messages to each other.They have incredible super powers.Suddenly they're extraordinary! And then a jewel robbery and a sinister stranger plunge them into a mystery that tests their new super powers to the limit!This is the first book in a brand-new series of thrilling crime-busting adventures aimed at younger readers of 7+. If you're a fan of Horrid Henry, then the 2-Power books are for you!

2-Power: The Canine Conspiracy

by Pete Johnson

Twins Sam and Ella have discovered they are extraordinary! They can send thought messages to each other and - when they're doing it - they have super powers!So, when pet dogs start to disappear, the twins decide to use their powers to solve the mystery -only to run headlong into danger . . .A thrilling read for children of 7+Comic-strip illustrations from Rowan Clifford are an exciting extra to every chapter.

2 States: The Story of my Marriage

by Chetan Bhagat

From the author of blockbusters Five Point Someone, One Night @ the Call Center and The 3 Mistakes of My Life, comes another witty tale about inter-community marriages in modern India.

20.000 leguas de viaje submarino

by Julio Verne

En este relato de aventuras, Julio Verne (1828-1905) retoma uno de sus temas favoritos -el mito del progreso- con una curiosa metáfora, la del héroe -de origen y nombres deliberadamente ocultados al lector, dueño de una personalidad oscura y misógina- que decide hundirse en las profundidades del océano, aislado del mundo, para preservar lo que considera la condición humana. Y desde allí, solitario, desafía a la civilización. Para Verne, el supuesto dominio de la naturaleza requerido por el progreso conducirá a un despiadado saqueo de los recursos naturales. Los tripulantes del Nautilus resultan entonces, sin saberlo, celosos guardianes de un Futuro en el que la preservación de los ecosistemas será un valor dominante. En este relato de aventuras, Julio Verne (1828-1905) retoma uno de sus temas favoritos -el mito del progreso- con una curiosa metáfora, la del héroe -de origen y nombres deliberadamente ocultados al lector, dueño de una personalidad oscura y misógina- que decide hundirse en las profundidades del océano, aislado del mundo, para preservar lo que considera la condición humana. Y desde allí, solitario, desafía a la civilización. Para Verne, el supuesto dominio de la naturaleza requerido por el progreso conducirá a un despiadado saqueo de los recursos naturales. Los tripulantes del Nautilus resultan entonces, sin saberlo, celosos guardianes de un Futuro en el que la preservación de los ecosistemas será un valor dominante. 20.000 Leguas de viaje submarino

20 Fragments of a Ravenous Youth: Mircrosoft Reader

by Xiaolu Guo

Life as a film extra in Beijing might seem hard, but Fenfang won't be defeated. She has travelled 1800 miles to seek her fortune in the city, and has no desire to return to the never-ending sweet potato fields back home. Determined to live a modern life, Fenfang works as a cleaner in the Young Pioneer's movie theatre, falls in love with unsuitable men and keeps her kitchen cupboard stocked with UFO instant noodles. As Fenfang might say, Heavenly Bastard in the Sky, isn't it about time I got my lucky break?Longlisted for the Man Asian Literary Prize.

The 2020 Commission Report on the North Korean Attacks on The United States

by Dr Jeffrey Lewis

America lost 1.4 million citizens in the North Korean attacks of 2020. This is the final, authorised report of the US government commission investigating the catastrophe.**As heard on BBC Radio 4 The World Tonight**‘The skies over the Korean Peninsula on March 21, 2020, were clear and blue . . .’ So begins this investigation by nuclear expert Dr Jeffrey Lewis into the horrific events of the three days that followed.While covering the fatal milestones — from North Korea’s accidental shootdown of a South Korean airliner to the tweet that triggered carnage — the report asks difficult questions about the conduct of world leaders along the path to war.Did President Trump and his advisers realise the dangers of provoking Kim Jong Un with social media posts? Was conflict inevitable, or could the peace talks of 2018 have been successful? Who, ultimately, is responsible for one of the greatest tragedies in world history?

206 Bones: (Temperance Brennan 12) (Temperance Brennan #12)

by Kathy Reichs

The gripping Temperance Brennan novel from world-class forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs, the international no. 1 bestselling crime thriller writer and the inspiration behind the hit TV series Bones.When Dr Temperance Brennan is accused of mishandling the autopsy of a missing heiress, a routine case swiftly turns sinister. But before Tempe can get to the one man with the information she needs, he turns up dead.In Montreal, three elderly women are found murdered, their bodies brutally discarded. Even though the clues don’t add up, Tempe is certain of a link between their deaths and that of the heiress.Has Tempe made grave errors, or is she being sabotaged by an unseen enemy? What is frighteningly clear is that more than just Tempe's career is at stake. Her life is also at risk.

The 21st-Century Novel: Notes from the Edinburgh World Writers' Conference (Edinburgh University Press Series)

by Jonathan Bastable Hannah McGill

Contemporary creative writers reflect on the past, present and future of the novel In 2012-2013, a year-long conversation between writers took place at 17 literary festivals around the world, from Jaipur to Krasnoyarsk, and from Melbourne to Berlin. Distinguished novelists such as Irvine Welsh, Ahdaf Soueif and Ali Smith shared their thoughts on various aspects of contemporary literature †“ the challenges it faces and the directions it is taking. This book is in part an anthology of the best of those accounts and also an overview of the lively wide-ranging global debate that the authors’ views engendered among the many writers who took part. It adds up to an arresting and thought-provoking picture of the state of world literature today. Key Features A powerful statement of the significance of literature in the modern world, and a call-to-arms for those who believe that fine writing is endangered Contributors include well-known contemporary novelists such as: China Mieville, Ahdaf Soueif, Kapka Kassabova, Irvine Welsh, Ali Smith and Kirsty Gunn Provides an international perspective on the issues facing writers and writing in general, and the present-day novel in particular A new and valuable resource for academics and students, and a fascinating primer for a wider readership †“ for those who want to know how fiction functions & who like to get an insight into the thought processes of creative artists

22 Britannia Road

by Amanda Hodgkinson

22 Britannia Road by Amanda Hodgkinson is a heartbreaking and powerful novel about wartime secrets and the difficulties of adjusting to postwar lifeIt is 1946 and Silvana and eight-year-old Aurek board a ship that will take them from Poland to England. Silvana has not seen her husband Janusz in six years, but, they are assured, he has made them a home in Ipswich.However, after living wild in the forests for years, carrying a terrible secret, all Silvana knows is that she and Aurek are survivors. Everything else is lost. While Janusz, a Polish soldier who has criss-crossed Europe during the war, hopes his family will help put his own dark past behind him.But the war and the years apart will always haunt each of them unless they together confront what they were compelled to do to survive.'The characters are so convincing and the writing's so unshowily accomplished that it soon becomes something gripping. An admirable debut' Daily Mail 'A most accomplished first novel. Powerful story-telling and entirely convincing in its evocation of post-war England. Very good' Penelope Lively'Keep your Kleenex handy reading 22 Britannia Road' Grazia'An affecting story, extremely well told' The TimesAmanda Hodgkinson was born in Burnham-on-Sea in Somerset and grew up in Essex and Suffolk.She currently lives in south-west France with her husband and two daughters. 22 Britannia Road is her first novel.

24 Stories: of Hope for Survivors of the Grenfell Tower Fire

by Irvine Welsh Meera Syal A. L. Kennedy Mike Gayle John Niven Nina Stibbe Christopher Brookmyre Daisy Buchanan Kathy Burke Pauline Melville Zoe Venditozzi Murray Lachlan Young Barney Farmer

In the early hours of 14 June 2017, a fire engulfed the 24-storey Grenfell Tower in west London, killing at least 72 people and injuring many more. An entire community was destroyed. For many people affected by this tragedy, the psychological scars may never heal. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a condition that affects many people who have endured traumatic events, leaving them unable to move on from life-changing tragedies. In the immediate aftermath of the fire, the focus was rightly placed on providing food, shelter and health care for those left homeless – but it is important that we don’t lose sight of the psychological impact this fire will have had on its survivors. 24 Stories is an anthology of short stories, written on themes of community and hope, by a mix of the UK’s best established writers and previously unpublished authors, whose pieces were chosen by Kathy Burke from over 250 entries. Contributors include: Irvine Welsh, A. L. Kennedy, Meera Syal, John Niven, Pauline Melville, Daisy Buchanan, Christopher Brookmyre, Zoe Venditozzi, Nina Stibbe, Mike Gayle, Murray Lachlan Young, Barney Farmer.

2401 Objects

by Hannah Barker Lewis Hetherington Liam Jarvis

2011 Fringe First Award Winner‘Henry, are you awake?’Henry lives each day like the last. Exactly like the last. Every day, he tries to make sense of the world around him; the girl sitting on the lawn outside his window, the pages of a book filled with the same sentence, the 80 year old man looking at him in the mirror.In 2009 Patient H.M.’s brain is dissected live on the internet to a global audience of 400,000 people, cut into carefully preserved slices: manuscripts of tissue like the pages of a book.In 1953 Henry Molaison emerges from experimental brain surgery without any recollection of the last two years of his life or the ability to form new memories.In 1935 nine-year old Henry is knocked over by a bike, leaving him unconscious for five minutes.Following Analogue's critically acclaimed Mile End and Beachy Head and inspired by the world’s most important neuroscientific case-study, 2401 Objects tells the remarkable story of a man who could no longer remember, but who has proven impossible to forget.‘I defy anyone not be drawn into this deeply moving examination of life, death and memory.’ - Telegraph‘2401 Objects is a solid, well-researched piece of theatre that adds to Analogue's ever-growing canon of work.’ - Total Theatre Review‘Beautifully-sculpted... an understated and outstandingly gentle piece of theatre’ -The Scotsman

26a

by Diana Evans

SHORTLISTED FOR THE WHITBREAD FIRST NOVEL AWARDIdentical twins, Georgia and Bessi, live in the loft of 26 Waifer Avenue. It is a place of beanbags, nectarines and secrets, and visitors must always knock before entering. Down below there is not such harmony. Their Nigerian mother puts cayenne pepper on her Yorkshire pudding and has mysterious ways of dealing with homesickness; their father angrily roams the streets of Neasden, prey to the demons of his Derbyshire upbringing. Forced to create their own identities, the Hunter children build a separate universe. Older sister Bel discovers sex, high heels and organic hairdressing, the twins prepare for a flapjack empire, and baby sister Kemy learns to moonwalk for Michael Jackson. It is when the reality comes knocking that the fantasies of childhood start to give way. How will Georgia and Bessi cope in a world of separateness and solitude, and which of them will be stronger?

27

by Abi Morgan

Dr Richard Garfield has given Ursula a difficult choice. She is the Mother Superior in waiting of a convent that has been given the opportunity to take part in his revolutionary scientific study. This American study would require that the nuns donate their brains after death to potentially unlock the mysteries of Alzheimer’s and dementia. Ursula must weigh up the value of preserving her faith, versus embracing science. The study is agreed and Richard and his team come to the convent every year to test the nuns who are willing to take part. This union will change their lives forever. For Ursula, with the impending pressure of taking over the ailing convent, the study brings more challenges than she could ever have imagined and rocks her faith and her hitherto cloistered existence to its core. Drawing on research contained within the book and study Aging with Grace, 27 is an extraordinary examination of a lifestyle in decline, but it could hold the key to the issues of our times – our ageing population and the decline of our minds.‘An important play about the ageing mind, faith and science.’ – Vicky Featherstone, Artistic Director, National Theatre of Scotland‘A fearless study of doubt, loss and belief... spellbindingly good.’ – The Herald‘It's a masterful piece of new theatre, dense with ideas, jumping with funny lines.’ – Independent

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