Warlight

Author: Michael Ondaatje
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 0525521208
Size: 68.44 MB
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NATIONAL BEST SELLER From the internationally acclaimed, best-selling author of The English Patient: a mesmerizing new novel that tells a dramatic story set in the decade after World War II through the lives of a small group of unexpected characters and two teenagers whose lives are indelibly shaped by their unwitting involvement. In a narrative as beguiling and mysterious as memory itself--shadowed and luminous at once--we read the story of fourteen-year-old Nathaniel, and his older sister, Rachel. In 1945, just after World War II, they stay behind in London when their parents move to Singapore, leaving them in the care of a mysterious figure named The Moth. They suspect he might be a criminal, and they grow both more convinced and less concerned as they come to know his eccentric crew of friends: men and women joined by a shared history of unspecified service during the war, all of whom seem, in some way, determined now to protect, and educate (in rather unusual ways) Rachel and Nathaniel. But are they really what and who they claim to be? And what does it mean when the siblings' mother returns after months of silence without their father, explaining nothing, excusing nothing? A dozen years later, Nathaniel begins to uncover all that he didn't know and understand in that time, and it is this journey--through facts, recollection, and imagination--that he narrates in this masterwork from one of the great writers of our time.

Barbara Greer

Author: Stephen Birmingham
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504040473
Size: 58.48 MB
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Barbara Greer is a suspenseful portrait of a quaint suburban marriage—and the betrayal that threatens to tear it apart. Barbara is the blue chip product of a Connecticut mansion, but her marriage to solidly middle class salesman Carson takes her to Pennsylvania, where she becomes another bored housewife longing for a little intrigue. She finds it on a trip back home. Bestselling author Stephen Birmingham paints an intimate portrait of a woman stuck between two worlds.

The Lives Of Christopher Chant

Author: Diana Wynne Jones
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0688163653
Size: 50.37 MB
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Young Christopher Chant, in training to become the next Chrestomanci or head controller of magic in the world, becomes a key figure in a battle with renegade sorcerers because he has nine lives.

Thinking Translation

Author: Sandor Hervey
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134899327
Size: 40.71 MB
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Thinking Translation is a comprehensive and revolutionary 20-week course in translation method. It has been fully and successfully piloted at the University of St. Andrews. The course offers a challenging and entertaining approach to the acquisition of translation skills. Translation is presented as a problem-solving discipline. Discussion, examples and a full range of exercise work allows students to acquire the skills necessary for a broad range of translation problems. Thinking Translation draws on a wide range of material from technical texts to poetry and song.

Harry Potter A Journey Through A History Of Magic

Author: British Library
Publisher: Pottermore Publishing
ISBN: 1781109508
Size: 63.99 MB
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The official companion book to the British Library exhibition and the ultimate gift for Harry Potter fans! As the British Library unveils a very special new exhibition in the UK, Harry Potter: A History of Magic, readers everywhere are invited on an enchanting journey through the Hogwarts curriculum, from Care of Magical Creatures and Herbology to Defense Against the Dark Arts, Astronomy, and more in this eBook uncovering thousands of years of magical history. Prepare to be amazed by artifacts released from the archives of the British Library, unseen sketches and manuscript pages from J.K. Rowling, and incredible illustrations from artist Jim Kay. Discover the truth behind the origins of the Philosopher’s Stone, monstrous dragons, and troublesome trolls; examine real-life wands and find out what actually makes a mandrake scream; pore over remarkable pages from da Vinci’s notebook; and discover the oldest atlas of the night sky. Carefully curated by the British Library and full of extraordinary treasures from all over the world, this is an unforgettable journey exploring the history of the magic at the heart of the Harry Potter stories.

Spanish Short Stories For Beginners

Author: Olly Richards
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781514646083
Size: 78.10 MB
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Improve your comprehension, grow your vocabulary and ignite your imagination with these eight unconventional Spanish short stories!In this book you will find: Short stories from a variety of compelling genres, from science fiction and crime to history and thriller, so you'll have great fun reading, whilst learning a wide range of new vocabulary! Stories broken down into manageable chapters, so you always make progress with the story and feel a sense of achievement without great difficulty reading! Realistic amounts of new vocabulary so you're not overwhelmed by complex words. Instead of pausing to look up every word, you'll absorb new vocabulary from the context of the story, and have the satisfaction of that moment when you say: "I totally understood that sentence!" Carefully-written Spanish using straightforward grammar that is comprehensible for beginner and intermediate level learners. You'll enjoy reading and learn new grammatical structures without any feelings of overwhelm and frustration. Plenty of natural dialogues in each story, so that you can learn conversational Spanish whilst you read, and improve your speaking ability at the same time! Regular plot summaries, comprehension questions and word reference lists, so that help is always on hand when you need it. You'll be able to focus on enjoying reading and having fun, rather than fumbling around with dictionaries and struggling through dense text with no support. A five-step plan for reading the stories in this book the smart way. These step-by-step instructions show you exactly how to make the most out of the book and maximise your learning! Spanish Short Stories for Beginners has been written especially for students from beginner to intermediate level (A1-B1 on the Common European Framework of Reference). The eight captivating stories are designed to give you a sense of achievement and a feeling of progress when reading.You'll finally be able to enjoy reading in Spanish, grow your vocabulary in a natural way, and improve your comprehension at the same time.Based on extensive research into how people most enjoy and benefit from reading in a new language, this book eliminates all the frustrations you have experienced when trying to read in Spanish: Dull topics that are no fun to read Books so long you never reach the end Endless chapters that make you want to give up Impenetrable grammar that frustrates you at every turn Complex vocabulary that leaves you with your head buried in the dictionary Instead, you can just concentrate on what you came for in the first place - enjoying reading and having fun! If you're learning Spanish and enjoy reading, this is the book you need to rekindle your passion for the language and take your Spanish to the next level!So what are you waiting for? Scroll up and grab your copy now!

Learn French With Stories For Beginners

Author: Frederic Bibard
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781516888863
Size: 72.72 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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* * *LIMITED TIME OFFER! 30% OFF! (Regular Price $14.99)* * * A rewarding and effective method of learning French. If you cannot easily visit a French speaking country and immerse yourself in the French language, reading is one of your best alternatives. A painless and effective way to absorb the French Language. Reading has long been proven to be one of the most effective ways of learning a foreign language. By studying in this way, you should be able to improve your French without the monotonous chore of memorising (memorizing) grammar. These eBooks cover a diverse range of grammatical structures (description, casual conversation, useful vocabulary). No dictionary necessary Each story is broken down - with French and English Glossary. « Sharon est une jeune fille anglaise qui est venue en France pour les vacances d'été. Elle habite chez son amie Clémentine Marais. Sharon et Clémentine correspondent par emails depuis plus de six mois. C'est la première fois qu'elles se rencontrent. C'est aussi la première fois que Sharon voyage dans un pays étranger. Elle a un peu peur, mais tout se passe très bien. La famille Marais est heureuse d'accueillir Sharon, cependant la jeune fille ne parle pas très bien français. Clémentine décide de l'emmener dans un cours de langue pour débutants. » les vacances d'été = the summer holidayshabite = to liveune jeune fille anglaise = a young English girlla première fois = the first timese rencontrer = to meetun pays étranger = a foreign countryd'accueillir = have as a guestcependant= howeverun cours de langue pour débutants= a language course for beginners No painful back and forth process of continually searching for definitions or translation. Recommended for beginner and intermediate level learners of French. However, a basic understanding of French would be highly recommended to achieve maximum enjoyment and effectiveness. Perfect for anyone who wants to brush up their French language skills.Improve your listening. Practice your pronunciation and your listening with the MP3! (4 hours/ read by a French Native Speaker).Each story is recorded 2 different ways:* A slow version to help beginners to improve their pronunciation* A normal and natural speed for intermediate and advanced learners" Never forget the vocabulary again. A vocabulary list recap appears at the end of each chapter. You can review your study and make sure that you don't forget any essential French words. Progress in your writing too. We encourage you to make your own summary to reinforce the learning process. A sample summary is provided for each story. Write and compare. (though it's totally optional) Useful vocabulary for everyday situations: 15 stories about Family, Months, Days, Numbers, Weather, Introduce yourself, House, Nature, Clothing, Shopping, Visiting/Tourism, Weekend Activities,Daily Routine, Describe yourself, Food, Cooking, Jobs and Occupation, At the Train Station Technical detail : 1500 words expressions in French translated in English. MP3 (4 hours in total) Story Length: 15 000 words (Equivalent of a 60 page book) For a limited time you can download "Learn French with Stories" for $9.99 Get this book and start brush-up your French today!

Harry Potter And The Philosopher S Stone

Author: J. K. Rowling
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781408865262
Size: 56.10 MB
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Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the letters start dropping on the doormat at number four, Privet Drive. Addressed in green ink on yellowish parchment with a purple seal, they are swiftly confiscated by his grisly aunt and uncle. Then, on Harry's eleventh birthday, a great beetle-eyed giant of a man called Rubeus Hagrid bursts in with some astonishing news: Harry Potter is a wizard, and he has a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. An incredible adventure is about to begin!

Harry Potter A History Of Magic

Author: J. K. Rofling
Publisher: Blurb
ISBN: 9781389627927
Size: 32.93 MB
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Presenting you 25 hand drawn harry potter coloring images to relive the "History of Magic." We cover platform 9 3/4, Hogwarts Express, Harry Potter, Hermione, Albus, Voldemort, Dobby, etc.