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A History of Britain, Volume 2: The British Wars, 1603 - 1776 

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A History of Britain, Volume 2: The British Wars, 1603 - 1776

Description: Simon Schama's sweeping history of Britain breathes life into our past centuries, vividly depicting exactly what life was like for our ancestors and how their experiences have shaped modern British culture and identity. An informative and entertaining mixture of anecdote and analysis, Schama's work offers a real insight into what it is to be British.
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Simon Schama Просмотров:  2160

A History of Britain, Volume 1: At the Edge of the World, 3000 BC - AD 1603 

Добавил vredina 31 декабря, 2010 07:47 English Language Комментариев: 0   
A History of Britain, Volume 1: At the Edge of the World, 3000 BC - AD 1603

Description: To look back at the past is to understand the present. In this vivid account of over 4,000 years of British history, Simon Schama takes us on an epic journey which encompasses the very beginnings of the nation's identity, when the first settlers landed on Orkney.
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Simon Schama Просмотров:  2208

The brothers Karamazov 

Добавил vredina 30 декабря, 2010 10:18 English Language Комментариев: 1   
The brothers Karamazov

Description: After spending four years in a Siberian penal settlement, during which time he underwent a religious conversion, Dostoevsky developed a keen ability for deep character analysis. In The Brothers Karamazov, he explores human nature at its most loathsome and cruel but never flinches at what he finds.
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Fyodor Dostoevsky Просмотров:  1916

Lady of Avalon 

Добавил vredina 29 декабря, 2010 21:17 English Language Комментариев: 0   
Lady of Avalon

Description: Unabridged on fifteen compact discs, narrated by Davina Porter. From Library Journal: This three-part fantasy, set in Roman-occupied Britain, creates the link between The Forest House and The Mists of Avalon and should satisfy fans of both those books. Spanning almost 400 years, it tells the stories of the high priestesses and ladies of Avalon. Recommended for fantasy collections. Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. From AudioFile: Davina Porter is an outstanding narrator who brings a relaxed but articulate style to every story she reads. This masterful presentation of this enchanting tale, which foreshadows the birth of King Arthur, is read with drama and precision. Characters are easily and quickly recognizable through different accents and dialects. The abridgment has smooth transitions and does an exceptional job adapting the book to an aural format. In their telling of the successive lives of Avalon's three most powerful priestesses, Porter and Bradley form a hard-to-beat team that will delight most listeners.
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Marion Zimmer Bradley Просмотров:  2038

The Story of King Arthur and His Knights 

Добавил vredina 29 декабря, 2010 21:03 English Language Комментариев: 1   
The Story of King Arthur and His Knights

Description: American author Howard Pyle (who also wrote The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood) weaves the tales of chivalrous knights, the magic sword of Excalibur, the magician Merlin the Wise, and the legendary Arthur, later to become King of Britain. Pyle describes bouts of jousting and knightly jealousies played out in grand style.
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Howard Pyle Просмотров:  1914

The Scarecrow and His Servant 

Добавил vredina 29 декабря, 2010 20:35 English Language Комментариев: 0   
The Scarecrow and His Servant

Description: A tattered scarecrow stands in the middle of a muddy field, taking no notice of the violent thunderstorm around him. But when a bolt of lightning strikes him, fizzing its way through his turnip head and down his broomstick, the Scarecrow blinks with surprise, and comes to life. So begins the story of the Scarecrow, a courteous but pea-brained fellow with grand ideas. He meets a boy, Jack, who becomes his faithful servant. Leaving behind his bird-scaring duties, the Scarecrow sets out for Spring Valley, with Jack at his side. As the valiant Scarecrow plunges them into terrifying dangers, battles, brigands, broken hearts, and treasure islands, he never realizes he's being followed by the one family who desperately wishes he'd never sprung to life. Will the Scarecrow discover the secret to his past before the crooked Buffalonis close in on him?
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Philip Pullman Просмотров:  1900
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Muddle Earth 

Добавил vredina 29 декабря, 2010 20:28 English Language Комментариев: 0   
Muddle Earth

Description: Welcome to the weird and wonderful world of Muddle Earth. As the third moon rises over Muddle Earth's Perfumed Bog, the twinkling lights are lit on a small houseboat, home to a wizard, Randalf, and his familiar, a very sarcastic budgie called Veronica. Randalf is in trouble: he's stony broke. He's just spent his last silver pipsqueak. There's only one way for a wizard to make cash on Muddle Earth, and that's by doing some magic. There's just one problem: Randalf has lost his spell book. He's just got a fragment of paper with half a spell on it, telling him how to summon a Great Warrior Hero. The last one, Quentin the Cake-Baker, wasn't a great success. But this time, it's going to be different. Meanwhile, life is about to change beyond recognition for Joe Jefferson, an ordinary schoolboy on ordinary Earth, and his dog, Henry. He is about to be introduced to a world of ogres and goblins, batbirds, pink stinky hogs, flying cupboards, and terrifying teddy bears.
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Chris Riddell, Paul Stewart Просмотров:  2097

Jeeves och feodalandan 

Добавил vredina 29 декабря, 2010 20:21 Scandinavian Languages Комментариев: 0   
Jeeves och feodalandan

Description: Vem hade kunnat ana att Bertie Woosters nyanlagda lilla tangorabatt en studie i rött och enligt ägarens mening prickarnas prick över i skulle bli den tuva som så när hade stjälpt hela Berties lyckolass? Föga anade han, där han stod framför spegeln i sin lya och stolt smekte den rödlätta grodden, att han därmed utmanade ett öde hemskare än döden. Hade inte Jeeves ryckt till undsättning på sitt genomfeodala sätt, vet ingen hur det hade kunnat gå. Möjligen kan man våga en gissning att denna bok JEEVES OCH FEODALANDAN då skulle ha blivit något helt annat förmodligen en av världslitteraturens stora tragedier, värdig en Dostojevskij eller någon av de andra ryssarna.

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P.G. Wodehouse Просмотров:  2737

Psmith in the City 

Добавил vredina 29 декабря, 2010 20:10 English Language Комментариев: 0   
Psmith in the City

Description: Psmith and his friend Mike are sent by their fathers to work in the City. But work is the last thing on Psmith's mind; surely there are more interesting things to do with the day than spend it in a bank? Unfortunately the natives aren't conducive to his socialising within work hours, but all's fair in love and work as the monocled Old Etonian, with a little grudging help from Mike, begins to rope in allies in order to reform the bank manager and make him A Decent Member of Society. And if all else fails, there's always blackmail.
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P.G. Wodehouse Просмотров:  3175

Желтый туман 

Добавил vredina 29 декабря, 2010 09:55 Russian Language Комментариев: 0   
Желтый туман

Description: Таинственный желтый туман окутал Изумрудный город. Это злая великанша Арахна снова принялась за свои, колдовские штучки. Страшила, Дровосек и Лев зовут на помощь Энни и ее друзей. Огромный железный рыцарь Тили-Вилли - это Вам не шутка! Берегись, Арахна, потому что все жители Волшебной страны - и крошки-гномы, и мышиный народец, и драконы, и человечки, - все объединились, чтобы победить зло. Чем же закончится эта удивительная история? Слушайте - и узнаете!
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Александр Волков Просмотров:  2056

Øya 

Добавил vredina 29 декабря, 2010 09:49 Scandinavian Languages Комментариев: 0   
Øya

Description: Alexis Fieldings mor, Sofia, har aldri fortalt noe om bakgrunnen sin. Alt hun vil si er at hun vokste opp i en landsby på Kreta før hun flyttet til London. Da Alexis bestemmer seg for å dra til Kreta, gir imidlertid Sofia henne et brev som hun ber henne overlevere til ei gammel venninne. Da hun ankommer landsbyen Pláka, oppdager Alexis at den ligger et steinkast fra den forlatte øya Spinalonga, ei øy som tidligere var bebodd av spedalske. Når hun møter Sofias venninne, Fortini, får hun høre historia om oldemora Eleni og døtrene hennes, og en familie som var hjemsøkt av tragedier, kriger og lidenskap. Dette er forfatterens debut.
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Victoria Hislop Просмотров:  1733

Винни-Пух 

Добавил vredina 29 декабря, 2010 09:43 Russian Language Комментариев: 0   
Винни-Пух

Description: Самому известному медведю в мире - Винни-Пуху - герою одноименной книги скоро исполнится 80 лет. Первая из историй о Винни-Пухе - 'Неправильные пчелы' - была опубликована в октябре 1926 г. в одной из лондонских газет. Милн писал первые рассказы о приключениях медведя с опилками в голове для своего пятилетнего сына Кристофера Робина. А свое имя Винни-Пух получил благодаря настоящему медведю - так звали обитателя Лондонского зоопарка.
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