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The High Lord: The Black Magician Trilogy, Book 3 

Добавил vredina 28 декабря, 2010 10:40 English Language Комментариев: 0   
The High Lord: The Black Magician Trilogy, Book 3

Description: Life should have been easier for Sonea, now that Regin ignored her and the rest of the novices treated her with wary respect, but she cannot forget what she witnessed in Akkarin's underground room, or his warning that Kyralia's ancient enemy is watching the Guild closely. The last few years have been good for Cery. He has a respected position among the Thieves, and connections in high and low places. When an exotic stranger offers to help him with a secret task, Cery knows he should refuse, but life would be boring without the occasional risk...As Akkarin reveals more, Sonea does not know what to believe or what she fears most - that the truth is as terrifying as he claims or that he is trying to make her his accomplice in black magic.
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Trudi Canavan Просмотров:  1728

The Godfather [Unabridged] 

Добавил vredina 28 декабря, 2010 10:31 English Language Комментариев: 0   
The Godfather [Unabridged]

Description: The story of Don Vito Corleone, the head of a New York Mafia family, inspired some of the most successful movies ever. It is in Mario Puzo's The Godfather that Corleone first appears. As Corleone's desperate struggle to control the Mafia underworld unfolds, so does the story of his family. The novel is full of exquisitely detailed characters who, despite leading unconventional lifestyles within a notorious crime family, experience the triumphs and failures of the human condition. Filled with the requisite valor, love, and rancor of a great epic, The Godfather is the definitive gangster novel.
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Mario Puzo Просмотров:  1845

The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company That Is Connecting the World 

Добавил vredina 28 декабря, 2010 10:17 English Language Комментариев: 0   
The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company That Is Connecting the World

Description: In a little more than half a decade, Facebook has gone from a dorm-room novelty to a company with 500 million users - and an essential part of the social life not only of teenagers but hundreds of millions of adults worldwide. As Facebook spreads around the globe, it creates surprising effects - even becoming instrumental in political protests.
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David Kirkpatrick Просмотров:  2638

The Constant Princess [Abridged] 

Добавил vredina 28 декабря, 2010 10:15 English Language Комментариев: 0   
The Constant Princess [Abridged]

Description: Splendid and sumptuous historical novel from this internationally bestselling author, telling of the early life of Katherine of Aragon. We think of her as the barren wife of a notorious king; but behind this legacy lies a fascinating story. Katherine of Aragon is born Catalina, the Spanish Infanta, to parents who are both rulers and warriors. Aged four, she is betrothed to Arthur, Prince of Wales, and is raised to be Queen of England. She is never in doubt that it is her destiny to rule that far-off, wet, cold land. Her faith is tested when her prospective fahter-in-law greets her arrival in her new country with a great insult; Arthur seems little better than a boy; the food is strange and the customs coarse. Slowly she adapts to the first Tudor court, and life as Arthur's wife grows ever more bearable. But when the studious young man dies, she is left to make her own future: how can she now be queen, and found a dynasty? Only by marrying Arthur's young brother, the sunny but spoilt Henry. His father and grandmother are against it; her powerful parents prove little use. Yet Katherine is her mother's daughter and her fighting spirit is strong. She will do anything to achieve her aim; even if it means telling the greatest lie, and holding to it. Philippa Gregory proves yet again that behind the apparently familiar face of history lies an astonishing story: of women warriors influencing the future of Europe, of revered heroes making deep mistakes, and of an untold love story which changes the fate of a nation.
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Philippa Gregory Просмотров:  1906

The Chopin Manuscript: A Serial Thriller 

Добавил vredina 28 декабря, 2010 10:07 English Language Комментариев: 0   
The Chopin Manuscript: A Serial Thriller

Description: Former war crimes investigator Harold Middleton possesses a previously unknown score by Frederic Chopin. But he is unaware that, locked within its handwritten notes, lies a secret that now threatens the lives of thousands of Americans. As he races from Poland to America to uncover the mystery of the manuscript, Middleton will be accused of murder, pursued by federal agents, and targeted by assassins. But the greatest threat will come from a shadowy figure out of his past: the man known only as Faust. The Chopin Manuscript is a unique collaboration by 15 of the world's greatest thriller writers. Jeffery Deaver conceived the characters and set the plot in motion; the other authors each wrote a chapter in turn. Deaver then completed what he started, bringing The Chopin Manuscript to its explosive conclusion.

Farlig fåfänga 

Добавил vredina 28 декабря, 2010 09:54 Scandinavian Languages Комментариев: 0   
Farlig fåfänga

Description: Regn, regn, regn. Grått, grått, grått. Trött, trött, trött – och ännu är det ett par veckor kvar tills man får trösta sig med glögg och lussekatter. Dagar som dessa gäller det att försöka lysa upp tillvaron med små ljusglimtar. Som till exempel nyheten att nystartade Deckarförlaget Pussel, med inriktning på – just det! – pusseldeckare, ämnar ge ut hela Stieg Trenters Harry Fribergproduktion. Jag fick ”Farlig fåfänga” hemskickad igår, en alldeles särskilt tröstlös grådag, och blev överlycklig; ja, sådär oproportionerligt lycklig man kan bli av tröstlitteratur dagar då regnet öser ner och allt är grått, grått, grått. Parallelläser nu med ”Under the Dome” – Trenter är mer kompatibel med sjumånadersbebisar – och myser åt alla tidstypiska uttryck och fina Stockholmsmiljöer. Jag har faktiskt läst långtifrån alla Stieg Trenter, var helt uppslukad av Agatha Christie och Maria Lang under de mest intensiva pusseldeckaråren, så jag har en hel del att ta igen. Kommer med andra ord att följa Deckarförlaget Pussels utgivning noga. Bara härom veckan, i fredagsfrågan om böcker som borde återutges, efterlyste jag ju en nyutgivning av Maria Langs femtiotalsalster. Vågar man hoppas…?
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Stieg Trenter Просмотров:  1370
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The Castle in the Forest 

Добавил vredina 28 декабря, 2010 09:44 English Language Комментариев: 0   
The Castle in the Forest

Description: Who was Adolf Hitler? It's a question writers have been trying to answer for more than 60 years. How do we explain Hitler's hatred? Where did it come from? Could it happen again? Norman Mailer sets out to respond to these and other crucial aspects of Hitler's personality in his immensely readable new novel. Spanning three generations, and a hundred years of history, the book brings to life the Hitlers: grandparents, parents, aunts, uncles, siblings, and, ultimately, young Adolf. Mailer recounts the marriages, incestuous couplings, estrangements, afflictions, and deaths that lead to the birth of little "Adi" in 1889.
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Norman Mailer Просмотров:  1804

Повседневная жизнь тамплиеров в XIII веке 

Добавил vredina 28 декабря, 2010 09:35 Russian Language Комментариев: 0   
Повседневная жизнь тамплиеров в XIII веке

Description: Книга о лидирующей среди загадочных страничек рыцарской истории, о расцвете и гибели духовно-рыцарского Ордена тамплиеров, прошедшего сложный путь от Братства бедных рыцарей, охраняющих паломников, идущих к Святым местам, до богатейшей организации, влияющей на мировую политику. Что заставляло рыцарей вступать в Орден, какие испытания и награды ждали их, где и как добивались они заслуженной славы - известный французский историк Жорж Бордонов помогает увидеть все это как с точки зрения участников тех событий, так и современных исследователей, используя в своем научном исследовании оригинальную форму подачи материала. О рыцарях Храма существует обширная научная и популярная литература, но тайна Ордена, прошедшего сложный путь от братства Бедных рыцарей, призванного охранять паломников, идущих к Святым местам, до богатейшей организации, на данный момент времени так и не раскрыта.
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Жорж Бордонов Просмотров:  1719

Tall, Dark & Hungry: Argeneau Vampires 

Добавил vredina 28 декабря, 2010 09:29 English Language Комментариев: 0   
Tall, Dark & Hungry: Argeneau Vampires

Description: It bit: New York hotels cost an arm and a leg, and Terri had flown from England to help plan her cousin's wedding. The new in-laws offered lodging. But they were a weird bunch. There was the sometimes chipper, sometimes brooding Lucern, and the wacky stage-actor, Vincent. (She couldn't imagine Broadway casting a hungrier singing-and-dancing Dracula.)And then there was Bastien. Just looking into his eyes, Terri had to admit she was falling for him - someone even taller, darker, and hungrier than the other two. She was feeling a mite puckish herself. And if she stayed with him, those blood-sucking hotel owners wouldn't get her!
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Lynsay Sands Просмотров:  1662

The Ladies of Grace Adieu and Other Stories 

Добавил vredina 28 декабря, 2010 09:24 English Language Комментариев: 0   
The Ladies of Grace Adieu and Other Stories

Description: Susanna Clarke returns with an enchanting collection brimming with all the ingredients of good fairy tales: petulant princesses, vengeful owls, ladies who pass their time by embroidering terrible fates; endless paths in the deep, dark woods; and houses that never appear the same way twice. The heroines and heroes who must grapple with these problems include the Duke of Wellington; a conceited Regency clergyman; an 18th-century Jewish doctor; and Mary, Queen of Scots; as well as Jonathan Strange and the Raven King.
The Ladies of Grace Adieu and Other Stories introduces readers to a world where charm is always tempered by eeriness, and picaresque comedy is always darkened by the disturbing shadow of magic.
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Susanna Clarke Просмотров:  1531

Finn Family Moomintroll 

Добавил vredina 28 декабря, 2010 09:16 English Language Комментариев: 0   
Finn Family Moomintroll

Description: Although they're small, tubby and shy creatures, Moomins have the most amazing adventures. This wonderful, imaginative story is part of Tove Jansson's collection of magical tales which are as appealing to adults as they are to children. This one begins when Moominpappa tries on a magic hat that makes exciting and funny things happen. As with all of the Moomin stories, the escapades which follow will keep readers hooked from beginning to end. Read by Hugh Laurie. Complete & Unabridged.
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Tove Jansson Просмотров:  3658

The Picts and the Martyrs 

Добавил vredina 28 декабря, 2010 09:15 English Language Комментариев: 0   
The Picts and the Martyrs

Description: Jibbooms and bobstays! Those two Blackett sisters are back at it again, and Nancy is right there in the thick of it. Their mother (doubtless suffering from exhaustion) has gone off sailing in the North Sea with Captain Flint on a rest cure, but she has allowed her two daughters to stay a fortnight at Beckfoot on the lakeshore with their trusty cook. She's also permitted their two old friends, Dick and Dorothea Callum, to come up for a visit. But when their redoubtable Great Aunt (aka G. A.) hears of their abandonment, she's horrified and off on the next train.
The Amazons are dismayed; not only will their solo holiday be ruined but now they'll have to hide their two guests in the woods in an abandoned shepherd's cottage (where they'll be forced to live off the land like savages, ergo "The Picts") while they'll be required to dress up in white pinafores, practice the pianoforte, and recite reams of parlor poetry aloud (ergo "The Martyrs"). Not much stretch here; no one dares trifle with the G.A.
As usual with Ransome, the fun is gentle, the action nonstop, and the instructions on everything from tickling trout to setting anchors are precise and informed. Even the formidable maiden aunt proves to have virtues, not the least of which is her ability to say she's sorry.
This is the eleventh title in a beloved series that has endeared itself to three generations of readers (and now listeners) - books as credible today as when Ransome penned them on the shores of his beloved Lake District in the 1930s.
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Arthur Ransome Просмотров:  2111
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