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Strange the Dreamer

Laini Taylor
Authors:
Laini Taylor

'Prepare to be enchanted' SunThe magical Sunday Times bestseller by Laini Taylor, author of the Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy*********The dream chooses the dreamer.Since he was five years old, Lazlo Strange has been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to go in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself - in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance or lose his dream forever. What happened in Weep to cut it off from the world? What did the Godslayer slay that went by the name of god? And what is the mysterious problem he now seeks help in solving?The answers await in Weep, but so do many more mysteries - including the blue-skinned goddess who visits Lazlo's dreams . . .*********A recipient of the Michael L. Printz Honor award for excellency in YA literature'Magical' Grazia'A stunning, sensory feast of a novel' Dail Mail'Leaves the reader enthralled, enchanted and entirely entranced' New York Journal of Books'Laini Taylor is so damn good and like no other' Leigh Bardugo, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom

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Tailchaser's Song

Tad Williams
Authors:
Tad Williams

The extraordinary debut novel that launched Tad Williams' career, TAILCHASER'S SONG is an epic of high fantasy and grand adventure, where gods walk amongst their people and where even very small creatures can change the world.Weaving through the tall grasses of this world is Tailchaser, a young ginger tomcat with a good heart and a restless spirit. When his friend Hushpad vanishes, Tailchaser sets out to find her. His journey will take him further than he ever thought possible - from the court of the Firstwalkers, through the cities of M'an, and into the hellish depths of the earth itself, where an unimaginable horror awaits.

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Get Started in Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy

Adam Roberts
Authors:
Adam Roberts

YOUR COMPLETE GUIDE TO WRITING AWESOME AND AMAZING FICTION FROM ANOTHER DIMENSION.This is an authoritative and engaging introduction to writing science fiction and fantasy for the complete beginner. This book provides all the information, guidance, and advice you need to write great science fiction to captivate your readers. It will help you understand how the genre works, the big dos and don'ts - as well as giving you the inspiration and motivation you actually need to write. Written by a leading science fiction novelist and a Professor in Creative Writing at the University of London - you'll discover how to let your creativity flow, create incredible worlds, and get your novel finished.ABOUT THE SERIESThe Teach Yourself Creative Writing series helps aspiring authors tell their story. Covering a range of genres from science fiction and romantic novels, to illustrated children's books and comedy, this series is packed with advice, exercises and tips for unlocking creativity and improving your writing. And because we know how daunting the blank page can be, we set up the Just Write online community at tyjustwrite, for budding authors and successful writers to connect and share.

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The Bone Clocks

David Mitchell
Authors:
David Mitchell

Each of these slipcased limited editions is signed and numbered, and has a ribbon marker and specially illustrated endpapers. With a print run of just 500, this is a treat for collectors.One drowsy summer's day in 1984, teenage runaway Holly Sykes encounters a strange woman who offers a small kindness in exchange for 'asylum'. Decades will pass before Holly understands exactly what sort of asylum the woman was seeking . . . The Bone Clocks follows the twists and turns of Holly's life from a scarred adolescence in Gravesend to old age on Ireland's Atlantic coast as Europe's oil supply dries up - a life not so far out of the ordinary, yet punctuated by flashes of precognition, visits from people who emerge from thin air and brief lapses in the laws of reality. For Holly Sykes - daughter, sister, mother, guardian - is also an unwitting player in a murderous feud played out in the shadows and margins of our world, and may prove to be its decisive weapon.Metaphysical thriller, meditation on mortality and chronicle of our self-devouring times, this kaleidoscopic novel crackles with the invention and wit that have made David Mitchell one of the most celebrated writers of his generation. Here is fiction at its most spellbinding and memorable best.

Mulholland Books

Lexicon

Max Barry
Authors:
Max Barry
Teach Yourself

Get Started in Arabic Absolute Beginner Course

Frances Smart, Mairi Smart
Authors:
Frances Smart, Mairi Smart

Do you want a solid foundation to your Arabic studies?If you are looking for a solid foundation to your language studies for school, work or travel, this engaging course will get you speaking, writing, reading and understanding Arabic in no time. Through authentic conversations, clear language presentations, and extensive practice and review, you will learn the Arabic you need to communicate naturally in everyday situations - from booking a hotel room to talking about friends and family.What will I learn?Basic Arabic is slowly and carefully introduced to ensure you progress confidently through the course and build up a foundation to allow you to feel confident in everyday situations and move to the next level of your learning. It teaches grammar, vocabulary and listening, reading, writing, speaking and pronunciation skills. By the end of the course you will reach a solid Novice High proficiency level of ACTFL (The American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages) and A2 Beginner level of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) guidelines. It allows you to start speaking colloquial Gulf Arabic and reading Modern Standard Arabic (MSA).Is this course for me?Get Started in Arabic is for absolute and false beginners of Arabic. Clear and simple explanations make the course appropriate and accessible to anyone learning Arabic. There are extensive illustrations to support the learner working on his or her own. This course is also ideal to use with one-to-one tutoring and as a classroom course.What do I get? This book has a learner-centred approach that incorporates the following features:- 10 units of learning content - covering everyday topics from booking a hotel room to talking about friends and family- Discovery Method - figure out rules and patterns yourself to make the language stick- Outcomes-based learning - focus your studies with clear aims- Vocabulary building - thematic lists and activities to help you learn vocabulary quickly- Test yourself - see and track your own progress- Native speaker audio - available online- Free, downloadable audio transcripts and vocabulary and language reference listsWhere do I go next?If you want to advance your Arabic, our Complete Arabic course (9781444195163) will take you to an intermediate level of Arabic.The audio for this course is available for free on library.teachyourself.com or from the Teach Yourself Library app. If you want to practice your speaking and listening skills, Get Talking and Keep Talking Arabic (9781444185140) is the perfect audio course.Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years

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The 100

Kass Morgan
Authors:
Kass Morgan

The Hunger Games meets Lost in this spectacular new series. Now a major TV series on E4. No one has set foot on Earth in centuries - until now.Ever since a devastating nuclear war, humanity has lived on spaceships far above Earth's radioactive surface. Now, one hundred juvenile delinquents - considered expendable by society - are being sent on a dangerous mission: to re-colonize the planet. It could be their second chance at life...or it could be a suicide mission.CLARKE was arrested for treason, though she's haunted by the memory of what she really did. WELLS, the chancellor's son, came to Earth for the girl he loves - but will she ever forgive him Reckless BELLAMY fought his way onto the transport pod to protect his sister, the other half of the only siblings in the universe. And GLASS managed to escape back onto the ship, only to find that life there is just as dangerous as she feared it would be on Earth.Confronted with a savage land and haunted by secrets from their pasts, the hundred must fight to survive. They were never meant to be heroes, but they may be mankind's last hope.

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Perfect Italian (Learn Italian with the Michel Thomas Method)

Michel Thomas
Authors:
Michel Thomas

Already completed Michel Thomas Total Italian?Take your Italian to the next level with this acclaimed follow-on to the Michel Thomas Method Total Course.No books. No writing. No memorizing.- Guaranteed success. Speak and understand perfectly- Incredible progress. Get what you want, fast- Absolute confidence. Unleash your natural learning style without tryingThe Method:Stress-free audio learningMichel Thomas teaches you through your own language, so there's no stress, and no anxiety. He builds it up, step by step, and you don't move on until you've absorbed and understood the previous point. And, as Michel Thomas said, 'What you understand, you know; and what you know, you don't forget.' With parallels to the way you learned your own language, each language is learned in 'real-time' conditions. There is no need to stop for homework, additional exercises or vocabulary memorization.A 'virtual' classroomThe classroom situation on the recording lets you learn with others. You enjoy their success, and you learn from their mistakes. The students on the recordings are not reading from scripts and they have received no additional instruction or preparation - just the guidance you hear on the recording. You, as the learner, become the third student and participate actively in the class.There's no such thing as a poor student, only a poor teacherThis is an important part of the Michel Thomas Method. Full responsibility for your learning lies with the teacher, not with you, the pupil. This helps to ensure that you can relax and feel confident, allowing you to learn effectively.Why it Works:Learn another language the way you learned your own You learned your own language naturally and enjoyably: now you can learn Italian in the same way. You'll stick with it because you'll love it. Use the unique method perfected over fifty years by the celebrated psychologist and linguist Michel Thomas. This method works with your brain, helping you to build up your Italian in manageable, enjoyable steps by thinking out the answers for yourself. You learn through listening and speaking without the pressure of writing or memorizing. You pick up the language naturally and unforgettably. Join the millions of people worldwide who have learned a new language with the Michel Thomas Method.@font-face {}p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal { margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; }table.MsoNormalTable { font-size: 10pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; }div.Section1 { page: Section1; }Learn AnywhereDon't be tied to chunky books or your computer, Michel Thomas Method audio courses let you learn whenever you want: at home, in your car, or on the move with your MP3 player.What's in the Course?- 8 hours of audio on CD- NEW: visual learning review for PC or Mac - NEW: over 3 hours of extra vocab help- NEW: interactive exercises to check your progressHow Does it Work?- Listen: collect words effortlessly by listening- Connect: create your own mental tool kit by understanding how words fit together- Speak: put the words back together to build sentences, naturallyThe Michel Thomas Method Range:

Teach Yourself

Complete Punjabi Beginner to Intermediate Course

Surjit Singh Kalra, Navtej Kaur Purewal, Sue Tyson-Ward
Authors:
Surjit Singh Kalra, Navtej Kaur Purewal, Sue Tyson-Ward

This product is most effective when used in conjunction with the corresponding audio support.- You can purchase the book and audio support as a pack (ISBN: 9781444106855)- The audio support is also sold separately (ISBN: 9781444106954)(copy and paste the ISBN number into the search bar to find these products)Are you looking for a complete course in Panjabi which takes you effortlessly from beginner to confident speaker? Whether you are starting from scratch, or are just out of practice, Complete Panjabi will guarantee success!Now fully updated to make your language learning experience fun and interactive. You can still rely on the benefits of a top language teacher and our years of teaching experience, but now with added learning features within the course and online. The course is structured in thematic units and the emphasis is placed on communication, so that you effortlessly progress from introducing yourself and dealing with everyday situations, to using the phone and talking about work. By the end of this course, you will be at Level B2 of the Common European Framework for Languages: Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party.Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features: NOT GOT MUCH TIME?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.AUTHOR INSIGHTSLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.GRAMMAR TIPSEasy-to-follow building blocks to give you a clear understanding.USEFUL VOCABULARYEasy to find and learn, to build a solid foundation for speaking.DIALOGUESRead and listen to everyday dialogues to help you speak and understand fast.PRONUNCIATIONDon't sound like a tourist! Perfect your pronunciation before you go.TEST YOURSELFTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGEExtra online articles at: www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of the culture and history of Panjabi speakers.TRY THISInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.The course is available as a book (9781444106077), as a pack comprising the book and double CD (9781444106895) and as a double CD (9781444106954).

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Get A Better Job

Rod Ashley
Authors:
Rod Ashley

Is this the right book for me?The current world of work is tough whether you are looking for work or just looking to make better life choices. Things are changing fast and the 'job for life' is a long forgotten myth. This book, perceptively written and full of practical advice, tells you exactly how to become a hot property in the competitive job market. Filled with self-check questions, exercises and case studies it will help you to understand yourself and improve your chance of a fulfilling career. Written to appeal to the broadest spectrum of readers, it will prove invaluable whether you are starting out on your career, returning to work, looking to change direction or coping with redundancy or early retirement. Learn to understand your motivations, grow confident in what you have to offer and go get that job!Get a Better Job includes:Chapter 1: Moving from employment to employabilityUnderstanding how these changes are affecting youUnderstanding the future workWhat is a job?The decline and fall of the jobWhat has happened to make job certainty disappear?Restructuring the workplace in the twenty-first centuryFacing up to the issuesSelf-check questionsCase studiesChapter 2: Getting to know yourself - what you areCharting progressIdentifying those who have influenced youIdentifying what you doMaintaining your employabilityBeing a rounded personRating your confidence in your employabilityCase studiesChapter 3: Getting to know yourself - who you areStarting to feel comfortable with being youLife-mappingIdentifying your needs and desiresHow will you be remembered?My epitaphCase studiesChapter 4: Motivation at workWhat motivates me?Elton Mayo - acknowledging the human elementAbraham Maslow - satisfying inbuilt needsClayton Alderfer - levels of needDouglas McGregor - alternative ways of managing peopleFrederick Herzberg - identifying the sources of motivation and demotivationHow motivating employees can rescue the industryCase studiesChapter 5: Understanding what you have to offerUnderstanding what employers seekDeveloping your transferable skillsIdentifying your transferable skillsBecoming a SWOTDevising your own SWOTDescribing yourselfCase studiesChapter 6: Developing your skillsOffering more than qualifications and experienceCommunicating effectivelyNetworkingHow good are you at team-working?Team-working with colleaguesSeizing opportunities to enhance your skillsMentoringCase studiesChapter 7: Assessing your attitude to lifeRecognizing yourselfIdentifying your personal valuesWhat is your attitude to lifeAre you an optimist or pessimistPersonalityKnowing what suits youMultiple intelligencesEmotional intelligenceChecking the lifeboatCase studiesChapter 8: Where are you going next?Making the most of choicesAccepting support networksManaging timeManaging stressMarketing yourselfMaintaining your employabilitySeize the dayApplying for jobsCase studiesChapter 9: Action planningDevising an action planKeeping yourself in mindPrioritizing activitiesTalking yourself upKeeping on trackEvaluating progressEvaluating by considering key pointsCase studiesPostscript Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and added features: Not got much time?One and five-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.Author insightsLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.Test yourself Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.Extend your knowledgeExtra online articles to give you a richer understanding of job hunting.Things to rememberQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.Try thisInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

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Get Started in Beginner's Portuguese: Teach Yourself

Sue Tyson-Ward
Authors:
Sue Tyson-Ward

Are you looking for a course in Portuguese written for the absolute beginner who has no experience of learning a foreign language? Get Started in Portuguese will give you the confidence to communicate in Portuguese. Now fully updated to make your language learning experience fun and interactive. You can still rely on the benefits of a top language teacher and our years of teaching experience, but now with added learning features within the course and online. The emphasis of the course is placed on communication, rather than grammar, and all the teaching is in English, so that you will quickly and effortlessly get started in Portuguese. By the end of this course, you will be at Level B1 of the Common European Framework for Languages: can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. Learn effortlessly with new, easy-to-read page design and interactive features: NOT GOT MUCH TIME?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.AUTHOR INSIGHTSLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.USEFUL VOCABULARYEasy to find and learn, to build a solid foundation for speaking.DIALOGUESRead and listen to everyday dialogues to help you speak and understand fast.PRONUNCIATIONDon't sound like a tourist! Perfect your pronunciation before you go.TEST YOURSELFTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGEExtra online articles at: www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of the culture and history of Portugal.TRY THISInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.The course is available as a book (9781444105520), as a pack comprising the book and double CD (9781444105537) and as a double CD (9781444105544).

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The Book of Lost Things Illustrated Edition

John Connolly
Authors:
John Connolly

'Once upon a time, there was a boy who lost his mother . . .' As twelve-year-old David takes refuge from his grief in the myths and fairytales so beloved of his dead mother, he finds the real world and the fantasy world begin to blend. That is when bad things start to happen. That is when the Crooked Man comes. And David is violently propelled into a land populated by heroes, wolves and monsters, his quest to find the legendary Book of Lost Things.

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