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The Complete "Ripley" Radio Mysteries 

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The Complete "Ripley" Radio Mysteries

Description: Ian Hart stars in these BBC Radio 4 dramatisations of Patricia Highsmith's five "Ripley" novels. Tom Ripley detests murder unless it is absolutely necessary. He prefers someone else to do the dirty work. But if he's called on to act there is no one more cool, calculating and clever. In these dramatisations, BBC Radio 4 brings all Patricia Highsmith's "Ripley" novels together in one thrilling series. In "The Talented Mr Ripley", Tom makes a bid for another man's inheritance and succeeds, but has he really got away with it? "Ripley Under Ground" is set a few years later, when Tom is living in luxury in a French chateau with his beautiful wife Heloise - but the clever art forgery which funds Tom's expensive tastes is about to be uncovered. In "Ripley's Game", Tom sets up a man he dislikes to carry out two perfect murders, while in "The Boy Who Followed Ripley", a rich young stalker arrives at Belle Ombre and he and Tom end up fighting for their lives. Finally, in "Ripley Under Water", strange new neighbours show an overdeveloped interest in Ripley's past. Will Tom's shady dealings be exposed? Tense, thrilling and atmospheric, these dramatisations are perfect evocations of Highsmith's unique, complex and brilliantly twisted crime novels.
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Patricia Highsmith Просмотров:  2465

The Crocodile Bird 

Добавил vredina 11 апреля, 2011 08:40 English Language Комментариев: 0   
The Crocodile Bird

Description: Mother, Eve, tells Liza that she must leave their remote home, the gatehouse of a country mansion, Liza is terrified. Although seventeen years of age, she has never been on a bus or a train, has never played with a child of her own age. She has almost no knowledge of a world described by her mother as evil and destructive. Their strange, enclosed life together is over because Eve has killed a man. And he is not the first. With £100 in cash, Liza is cast aside. However, she is not alone. There is one particular secret she has kept from her mother - her love affair with a young man who worked in the big house. With him, gradually Liza learns about the world, about herself, and must come to terms with the possibility that the murderous violence of her mother may be present in her. Ruth Rendell, who also writes under the name of Barbara Vine, has won many awards, including the Crime Writers’ Association Gold Dagger and two Edgars from the Mystery Writers of America. She has also won the Crime Writers’ Association Cartier Diamond Dagger. In 1996 she was awarded the CBE and in 1997 became a Life Peer.
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Ruth Rendell Просмотров:  1718

The Grey King 

Добавил vredina 11 апреля, 2011 08:31 English Language Комментариев: 0   
The Grey King

Description: There is a Welsh legend about a harp of gold, hidden within a certain hill, that will be found by a boy and a white dog with silver eyes - a dog that can see the wind. Will Stanton knew nothing of this when he traveled to Wales to recover from a severe illness. But when he met Bran, the strange boy who owned a white dog, he began to remember. For Will is the last-born of the Old Ones, immortals dedicated to saving the world from the forces of evil, the Dark. And it is Will's task to wake with the golden harp the six who must be roused from their long slumber in the Welsh hills to prepare for the last battle between the Dark and the Light.
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Susan Cooper Просмотров:  1776

The Travels of Marco Polo 

Добавил vredina 11 апреля, 2011 08:25 English Language Комментариев: 0   
The Travels of Marco Polo

Description: Marco Polo’s vivid descriptions of the splendid cities and people he encountered on his journey along the Silk Road through the Middle East,
South Asia, and China opened a window for his Western readers onto the fascinations of the East and continued to grow in popularity over the succeeding centuries. To a contemporary audience, his colorful stories—and above all, his breathtaking description of the court of the great Kublai Khan, Mongol emperor of China—offer dazzling portraits of worlds long gone.
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Marco Polo Просмотров:  1679

The Reader 

Добавил vredina 11 апреля, 2011 08:12 English Language Комментариев: 0   
The Reader

Description: Hailed for its coiled eroticism and the moral claims it makes upon the reader, this mesmerizing novel is a story of love and secrets, horror and compassion, unfolding against the haunted landscape of postwar Germany. When he falls ill on his way home from school, fifteen-year-old Michael Berg is rescued by Hanna, a woman twice his age. In time she becomes his lover--then she inexplicably disappears. When Michael next sees her, he is a young law student, and she is on trial for a hideous crime. As he watches her refuse to defend her innocence, Michael gradually realizes that Hanna may be guarding a secret she considers more shameful than murder.
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Bernhard Schlink Просмотров:  2029

Merde Happens (Merde Series (3st)) 

Добавил vredina 11 апреля, 2011 07:49 English Language Комментариев: 0   
Merde Happens (Merde Series (3st))

Description: Paul West is in deep financial merde. His only way out of debt is to accept a decidedly dodgy job that involves him touring America in a Mini, while pretending to be typically British. Also in the car is Paul's French girlfriend, Alexa, and his American poet friend, Jake, whose main aim in life is to sleep with a woman from every country in the world. Preferably in the back of Paul's Mini. But as the little car battles from New York to Miami, and then heads west, leg-room turns out to be the least of Paul's troubles. His work is being sabotaged, his tour plans are in tatters, and his love life becomes a Franco-American war zone. And as Paul knows better than anyone, when you mix love and war - merde happens...
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Stephen Clarke Просмотров:  2120
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Merde Actually (Merde Series (2st)) 

Добавил vredina 11 апреля, 2011 07:41 English Language Комментариев: 0   
Merde Actually (Merde Series (2st))

Description: A year after arriving in France, Englishman Paul West is still struggling with some fundamental questions. What is the best way to scare a gendarme? Why do French job applicants put sexually transmitted diseases on their CVs? Why are there no public health warnings on French nudist beaches? And how do you cope with a plague of courgettes? Paul also mutates - temporarily - into a Parisian waiter; samples the pleasures of typically French hotel-room afternoons; and, on a return visit to the UK, sees the full horror of a British office party through Parisian eyes. Meanwhile, he continues his search for the perfect French mademoiselle. But will Paul find l'amour eternel, or will it all end in merde?
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Stephen Clarke Просмотров:  1672

A Year In The Merde (Merde Series (1st)) 

Добавил vredina 11 апреля, 2011 06:58 English Language Комментариев: 0   
A Year In The Merde (Merde Series (1st))

Description: Paul West arrives in Paris to start a new job - and finds out what the French are really like. They eat a lot of cheese, some of which smells like pigs' droppings. Going on strike is the second national participation sport after pétanque. And, yes, they do use suppositories. A Year in the Merde tells how to get served by grumpy Parisian waiters; how to make amour not war; and how not to buy a house in the French countryside...
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Stephen Clarke Просмотров:  1874
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