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Wealth Secrets of the 1%

Sam Wilkin
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Sam Wilkin

The question is not, 'why is it so hard to get rich', but 'why is it so easy for some people to get rich?'Wealth Secrets of the One Per Cent is an exploration of how people become billionaires. It looks at what we can learn about business from the super-wealthy, from the Ancient World to modern emerging economies, via the American Industrialists, the '90s dotcom boom and other key entrepreneurial moments in history.Global Economic Forecaster Sam Wilkin's surprising conclusion is that despite superficial differences, from Mexican telecoms billionaires to Roman senators, their methods of wealth accumulation have a great deal in common. Behind almost every great fortune is a 'wealth secret'--a moneymaking technique that involves some sort of scheme for defeating the forces of market competition. They're not pretty, but then, who said making a billion was easy?

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Nick Bilton
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Nick Bilton
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Thirteen Moons

Charles Frazier
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Charles Frazier

At the age of twelve, under the Wind Moon, Will is given a horse, a key, and a map, and sent alone into the Indian Nation to run a trading post as a bound boy. It is during this time that he grows into a man, learning, as he does, of the raw power it takes to create a life, to find a home. In a card game with a white Indian named Featherstone, Will wins - for a brief moment - a mysterious girl named Claire, and his passion and desire for her spans this novel. As Will's destiny intertwines with the fate of the Cherokee Indians, including a Cherokee Chief named Bear, he learns how to fight and survive in the face of both nature and men, and eventually, under the Corn Tassle Moon, Will begins the fight against Washington City to preserve the Cherokee's homeland and culture. And he will come to know the truth behind his belief that 'only desire trumps time'. Brilliantly imagined, written with great power and beauty by a master of American fiction, Thirteen Moons is a stunning novel about a man's passion for a woman, and how loss, longing and love can shape a man's destiny over the many moons of a life.

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Cloud Atlas

David Mitchell
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David Mitchell

By the author of THE THOUSAND AUTUMNS OF JACOB DE ZOET, David Mitchell's bestselling and Booker Prize-shortlisted novel, one of Richard & Judy's 100 Books of the Decade, CLOUD ATLAS has now been adapted for film. The major motion picture, directed by the Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer, stars Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Susan Sarandon, Jim Sturgess, Ben Whishaw, Jim Broadbent and Hugh Grant.The novel features six characters in interlocking stories, each interrupting the one before it: a reluctant voyager crossing the Pacific in 1850; a disinherited composer blagging a precarious livelihood in between-the-wars Belgium; a high-minded journalist in Governor Reagan's California; a vanity publisher fleeing his gangland creditors; a genetically modified dinery server on death-row; and Zachry, a young Pacific islander witnessing the nightfall of science and civilisation. The narrators of CLOUD ATLAS hear each other's echoes down the corridor of history, and their destinies are changes in ways great and small.Mitchell's other novels are GHOSTWRITTEN, BLACK SWAN GREEN and NUMBER9DREAM, all published by Sceptre.www.sceptrebooks.comFacebook: Sceptre BooksTwitter: SceptreBooks

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Nightwoods

Charles Frazier
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Charles Frazier

The main lesson Luce had learned was that you couldn't count on anybody.In the lonesome beauty of the forest, across the far shore of the mountain lake from town, Luce acts as caretaker to an empty, decaying Lodge, a relic of holidaymakers a century before. Her days are long and peaceful, her nights filled with Nashville radio and yellow lights shimmering on the black water. A solitary life, and the perfect escape.Until the stranger children come.Bringing fire. And murder. And love.

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What Shall I Wear Today? Style Secrets of a Furry Fashionista

Fifi Lapin
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Fifi Lapin

Alberta Ferretti, Anna Sui, BCBGMAXAZRIA, Betsey Johnson, Celine, Charles Anastase, Comme des Garçons, Cynthia Rowley, David Koma, Diane von Furstenberg, Dolce & Gabbana, Eley Kishimoto, Emma Cook, Erdem, Erin Fetherston, Fendi, Julien Macdonald, Karen Walker, Gucci, Givenchy, Lacoste, Louis Vuitton, Louise Goldin, Louise Gray, Marc Jacobs, Marni, Michael van der Ham, Missoni, Miu Miu, Monique Lhuillier, Mulberry, Paul Smith, Peter Som, Phillip Lim, Prada, Pucci, Richard Nicoll, Rodarte, Tibi, Viktor & Rolf, Vivienne Westwood, Victoria Beckham, William Rast, Yves Saint Laurent and Moi!This is a style book like no other.Inside are the answers to one of life's big questions - what shall I wear today?Whether you want to perfect everyday chic, be an irresistible date, look casual without looking crumpled, get a pay rise or go for hold-the-front-page glamour, Fifi Lapin can help. She has spent years looking in the mirror.Of course, what looks great on Fifi won't necessarily work on you. Not everyone has long ears, a flat chest and a generously padded tushe but by following her golden rules of style, you too can feel fabulous from Monday to Sunday.Dubbed 'the world's most stylish bunny' (Elle), Fifi Lapin has appeared on bags for Le Sportsac, cards for Topshop, T-shirts for ASOS and has fans around the world. This is her first book.

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Adam Penenberg
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Adam Penenberg
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Cold Mountain

Charles Frazier
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Charles Frazier

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Charles Frazier

Charles Frazier grew up in the mountains of North Carolina. COLD MOUNTAIN, his highly acclaimed first novel, was an international bestseller, selling over one million copies and winning the National Book Award in 1997. It was the inspiration for the Oscar-winning film directed by Anthony Minghella and starring Nicole Kidman, Jude Law, and Renee Zellweger.A second novel, THIRTEEN MOONS, was published by Sceptre in 2007 and NIGHTWOODS, Charles' latest novel set in a lakeside town in 1960s North Carolina, was published in September 2011. To find out more, visit Charles' Facebook page www.facebook.com/CharlesFrazierAuthor or follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/Charles_Frazier.