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The Fort: A Novel of the Revolutionary War 

Добавил vredina 18 мая, 2011 16:42 English Language Комментариев: 0   
The Fort: A Novel of the Revolutionary War

Description: A stand-alone battle book, set this time in the 18th century in the rebellious colony of Massachusetts.This new novel takes place during the very early days of the rebellion, or the War of Independence, before Washington and before the organization of a colonial army. A small British fleet with a few soldiers on board had sailed in to be met, to their surprise, with an overwhelming strength of local militia. Bernard Cornwell tells the story of those on both sides of the conflict , based largely on real figures, including of course Paul Revere (famous from a much later poem), and features the issues that appeared here and then throughout the whole war.The success of Azincourt all over the world was such that there will be a very warm welcome for a new single battle book from the master storyteller.
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Bernard Cornwell Просмотров:  2235

The Winter King [Unabridged] 

Добавил vredina 18 мая, 2011 16:35 English Language Комментариев: 0   
The Winter King [Unabridged]

Description: The exciting beginning for Cornwell’s epic Arthurian trilogy.
“Once upon a time, in a land that was called Britain, these things happened…and I was there, and this is how it was.” The Winter King, like the rest of the trilogy, is narrated by Derfel (which is pronounced Dervel), one of Arthur’s warriors. This first book tells how after the death of Uther, High King of Britain, the country falls into chaos. Uther’s heir is a child, Mordred, and Arthur, his uncle, is named one of the boy’s guardians. Arthur has to fight other British kingdoms and the dreadful “Sais” —the Saxons—who are invading Britain. Arthur is supposed to marry Ceinwyn, a princess of Powys, but falls disastrously in love with Guinevere— “There have been many more beautiful women, and thousands who were better, but since the world was weaned I doubt there have been many so unforgettable as Guinevere…and it would have been better, Merlin always said, had she been drowned at birth.”
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Bernard Cornwell Просмотров:  2729

Heartwood 

Добавил vredina 18 мая, 2011 16:26 English Language Комментариев: 0   
Heartwood

Description: Few authors have understood the tender intricacies of relationships better than the incomparable Belva Plain. For three decades her deeply moving epics have captivated the hearts and imaginations of readers everywhere. Now, in her final novel, she comes full circle with the themes she took up in her very first work, Evergreen, bringing us this unforgettable story of family and friendship, love and marriage, the challenges of life and the true secret of happiness.Though Iris Stern considers herself a modern woman, with a successful academic career and a happy marriage, she still holds steadfast to her old-fashioned sensibilities. But as the mother of three adult children, each with their own lives and burdens to bear, she often finds those sensibilities called into question when confronted with the choices her children have made. For one of Iris's daughters, it's the choice of a fresh start in New York City - and a last chance to save her troubled marriage. While Laura and Robbie cope with an impending separation and its effect on Iris's young granddaughter, Iris herself must come to grips with the discovery of a long-held family secret. But it's an emotional parting of another kind that looms most prominently on Iris's horizon as neither her beloved husband, nor the solidity of her own marriage, is immune to the ravages of time. Through separations and reunions, the changes we cannot avoid and the love that sustains, Iris will weather whatever lies ahead with a faith that cannot be shaken. Like the inmost rings of a tree that abide through the generations, she will be as strong as heartwood.
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Belva Plain Просмотров:  1669

The Intimate Adventures of a London Call Girl 

Добавил vredina 18 мая, 2011 16:22 English Language Комментариев: 0   
The Intimate Adventures of a London Call Girl

Description: Belle de Jour is the nom de plume of a high-class call girl working in London. This is her story. From the summer of 2003 to the autumn of 2004 Belle charted her day-to-day adventures on and off the field in a frank, funny and award-winning web diary. Now, in her Intimate Adventures, Belle elaborates on those diary entries, revealing (among other things) how she became a working girl, what it feels like to do it for money, and where to buy the best knickers for the job. From debating the literary merits of Martin Amis with naked clients to smuggling whips into luxury hotels, this is a no-holds barred account of the high-class sex-trade, and an insight into the secret life of an extraordinary woman.
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Belle de Jour Просмотров:  2041

Amadeus 

Добавил vredina 18 мая, 2011 16:10 English Language Комментариев: 0   
Amadeus

Description: Peter Shaffer's award-winning play combines fiction and history to detail the final years of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Antonio Salieri, an older composer, propelled by jealousy, plots the tragic downfall of his brilliant rival.
Sir Peter Hall's production, first broadcast in 1983 and recorded with the original National Theatre cast, is being repeated as part of Radio 3's 'Genius of Mozart' season.
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Peter Shaffer Просмотров:  1874

Wives and Daughters (BBC Radio 4: Woman's Hour Drama) 

Добавил vredina 18 мая, 2011 16:03 English Language Комментариев: 0   
Wives and Daughters (BBC Radio 4: Woman's Hour Drama)

Description: A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Elizabeth Gaskell's classic novel of everyday provincial life in the 1820s, ‘Wives and Daughters’, first broadcast in the ‘Woman’s Hour Drama’ slots from 29 November 2010 - 10 December 2010.‘Wives and Daughters’ was written in the 1860s and serialised in the Cornhill Magazine. It is set in the 1820s and deals to a large extent with the position of women in society. Elizabeth Gaskell left it unfinished, so any dramatiser of the novel is faced with guessing the intended outcome of the story. This BBC Radio 4 adaptation by Theresa Heskins stars Deborah McAndrew as Lily Gaskell, Emerald O'Hanrahan as Molly Gibson and Jamie Newall as Dr Gibson.
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Elizabeth Gaskell Просмотров:  1694
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Charles and Mary 

Добавил vredina 18 мая, 2011 15:58 English Language Комментариев: 0   
Charles and Mary

Description: Carlo Gebler's new play especially written for Radio 3 dramatizes the extraordinary relationship between brother and sister, Charles and Mary Lamb, the writers of 'The Tales Of Shakespeare' (1807), the seminal children's introduction to Shakespeare, which is still in print. What is less well known are the tragic circumstances, domestic and personal, behind the partnership of Charles and Mary. The Lamb family were London born and bred, bohemian and penniless. A combination of poverty and stress drove Mary insane and she committed a shocking crime. Charles saved her from prison and promised he would always take care of her. Mary was never 'sane' again but during the writing of 'The Tales' alongside her brother she was at her sanest. Literary production gave order and structure to her life.
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Carlo Gebler Просмотров:  1798

The Very Bloody History of Britain 

Добавил vredina 18 мая, 2011 15:48 English Language Комментариев: 1   
The Very Bloody History of Britain

Description: From post-war rationing to the glut of the Thatcher years, from Harold Macmillan's famous 'You've never had it so good' to the winter of discontent, this book contains the essential stuff of modern history. As Britain gets the bomb, CND starts up to ban it. As the cold war years roll on, many a politician is caught with a face as red as the Russian flag. Further afield there's trouble in Cyprus, a crisis over Suez and a serious argument brewing over Icelandic cod! At home the poor old royal family spirals inexorably towards their annus horribilis.
A factually accurate and fabulously funny look at the history of Britain from the dawn of civilization to the end of the Second World War. You’ve never had a history lesson like it!
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John Farman Просмотров:  3608

Хочу все знать! Выпуск 10 

Добавил vredina 18 мая, 2011 12:22 Russian Language Комментариев: 0   
Хочу все знать! Выпуск 10

Description: Представляем вашему вниманию новую научно-популярную серию аудиокниг "Хочу все знать". В каждом выпуске вас ждут удивительные факты и невероятные версии событий и явлений, когда-либо происходивших или происходящих на нашей планете. Тайны мироздания и загадки прошлого, сокровища и чудеса света, великие любовники и романтические истории любви, выдающиеся художники, режиссеры, композиторы и их бессмертные творения. Все это, а также многое другое - в увлекательных аудиокнигах серии "Хочу все знать".
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Просмотров:  1379

Ur havet stiger vågorna 

Добавил vredina 18 мая, 2011 11:52 Scandinavian Languages Комментариев: 0   
Ur havet stiger vågorna

Description: På ytan är Louise Strandbergs liv en idyll. Hon har ett bra jobb som rektor på Rosenbäcksskolan i Härnösand, bor i ett vackert hus och har en lycklig familj. Allt är dock inte riktigt som det ser ut. Hennes man Christer är notoriskt otrogen, hennes jobb slukar all fritid och relationen till dottern Isabelle är minst sagt ansträngd. Pressad av sina privata problem begår Louise ett ödesdigert misstag. Under ett möte med familjen Papadopoulos, där pappan misstänks ha misshandlat sin son Daniel, låter hon sig bevekas till att vänta med en anmälan.
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Annika Sjogren Просмотров:  1562

Staré pověsti české 

Добавил vredina 18 мая, 2011 11:07 Slavic Languages Комментариев: 0   
Staré pověsti české

Description: Částečná dramatizace Starých pověstí českých Aloise Jiráska ve výběru a scénáristické úpravě režiséra Jana Fuchse připomene jistě nejznámější knihu tohoto klasika české literatury, z níž generace čerpaly znalosti o nejstarších dějinách naší vlasti předávané v pověstech. Snímek natočený v r. 1988 je ukázkou velkorysých edičních projektů Supraphonu realizovaných zkušenými režiséry a jistě zaujme hereckými výkony a celkovým pojetím i dnešní posluchače.
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Alois Jirasek Просмотров:  2974

Along for the Ride 

Добавил vredina 18 мая, 2011 10:53 English Language Комментариев: 1   
Along for the Ride

Description: It's been so long since Auden slept at night. Ever since her parents' divorce - or since the fighting started. Now she has the chance to spend a carefree summer with her dad and his new family in the charming beach town where they live. A job in a clothes boutique introduces Auden to the world of girls: their talk, their friendship, their crushes. She missed out on all that, too busy being the perfect daughter to her demanding mother. Then she meets Eli, an intriguing loner and a fellow insomniac who becomes her guide to the nocturnal world of the town. Together they embark on parallel quests: for Auden, to experience the carefree teenage life she's been denied; for Eli, to come to terms with the guilt he feels for the death of a friend.
In her signature pitch-perfect style, Sarah Dessen explores the hearts of two lonely people learning to connect.
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Sarah Dessen Просмотров:  1796
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