City Of Halves

Author: Lucy Inglis
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0545830540
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London. Present day. Girls are disappearing. And strange things are roaming the streets. When sixteen-year-old Lily is attacked by a two-headed dog, she's saved by hot, tattooed, and not-quite-human Regan. As Guardian of the Gates, it's his job to protect both halves of the City--new and old--from restless creatures that threaten its very existence. But an influx of these mythological beasts has Regan worried that something terrible--and immense--is about to happen. The missing girls may have something to do with the monsters wandering around London, but what do they have in common? Can Lily and Regan find the girls and discover the truth in time to save London from being torn apart?

Searing Indictment Of Evil In Hitler S Germany

Author: Klaus Mann
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780140189186
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A searing indictment of evil in Hitler's Germany. Hendrik Hofgen is a man obsessed with becoming a famous actor. When the Nazis come to power in Germany, he willingly renounces his Communist past and deserts his wife and mistress in order to keep on performing. His diabolical performance as Mephistopheles in Faust proves to be the stepping-stone he yearned for: attracting the attention of Hermann Göring, it wins Hofgen an appointment as head of the State Theatre. The rewards - the respect of the public, a castle - like villa, a uplace in Berlin's highest circles - are beyond his wildest dreams. But the moral consequences of his betrayals begin to haunt him, turning his dreamworld into a nightmare.

King Lear

Author: William Shakespeare
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ISBN:
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A Lover S Discourse

Author: Roland Barthes
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0809066890
Size: 71.13 MB
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"Barthes's most popular and unusual performance as a writer is "A Lover's Discourse," a writing out of the discourse of love. This language primarily the complaints and reflections of the lover when alone, not exchanges of a lover with his or her partner is unfashionable. Thought it is spoken by millions of people, diffused in our popular romances and television programs as well as in serious literature, there is no institution that explores, maintains, modifies, judges, repeats, and otherwise assumes responsibility for this discourse . . . Writing out the figures of a neglected discourse, Barthes surprises us in "A Lover's Discourse" by making love, in its most absurd and sentimental forms, an object of interest." Jonathan Culler

Battle Hymn Of The Tiger Mother

Author: Amy Chua
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408813165
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A lot of people wonder how Chinese parents raise such stereotypically successful kids. They wonder what Chinese parents do to produce so many math whizzes and music prodigies, what it's like inside the family, and whether they could do it too. Well, I can tell them, because I've done it... Amy Chua's daughters, Sophia and Louisa (Lulu) were polite, interesting and helpful, they were two years ahead of their classmates in maths and had exceptional musical abilities. But Sophia and Lulu were never allowed to attend a sleepover, be in a school play, choose their own extracurricular activities, get any grade less than an A, and not be the #1 student in every subject (except gym and drama). And they had to practice their instruments for hours every day, as well as in school breaks and on family holidays. The Chinese-parenting model certainly seemed to produce results. But what happens when you do not tolerate disobedience and are confronted by a screaming child who would sooner freeze outside in the cold than be forced to play the piano? In Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, Amy Chua relates her experiences raising her children the 'Chinese way', and how dutiful, patient Sophia flourished under the regime and how tenacious, hot-tempered Lulu rebelled. It is a story about a mother, two daughters, and two dogs. It's also about Mozart and Mendelssohn, the piano and the violin, and how they made it to Carnegie Hall. It was supposed to be a story of how Chinese parents are better at raising kids than Western ones. But instead, it's about a bitter clash of cultures, a fleeting taste of glory, and how you can be humbled by a thirteen-year-old. Witty, entertaining and provocative, this is a unique and important book that will transform your perspective of parenting forever.

Sherlock Holmes Stories

Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
Publisher: Uitgeverij De Boeck Secundair onderwijs
ISBN: 9788853005151
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CRIME The world’s most famous detective surprises us again with the brilliant solutions to two seemingly impossible cases. The master detective solves the case of the horrible murder of a young woman in The Speckled Band. Smile with him and Watson as they listen to the puzzling story of one of their odd clients, who is not so odd after all, in The Red-Headed League. Dossier: London at the Time of Sherlock Holmes

The Ocd Workbook

Author: Bruce M. Hyman Ph. D.
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1458717402
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While not intended as a substitute for psychiatric or psychological treatment by a qualified mental health professional, this workbook helps guide readers through the steps toward controlling Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.

What Was Before

Author: Martin Mosebach
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780857422149
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Told through a series of vignettes, a young man describes to his jealous lover what his life was like before her, relating a story of coincidence, intrigue, sex, and betrayal in the highest echelons of Frankfurt society.