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A Voyage Long and Strange

By Tony Horwitz
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Tony Horwitz
Long before the Pilgrims, other Europeans pioneered North America, seeking land, converts and cities of gold. By exploring Americas lost, or often repressed, heritage, award-winning writer Tony Horwitz unmasks the countrys founding myths. A Voyage Long and Strange opens with the Vikings in ad 1000, but focuses on the neglected period in early American history between Columbus voyage of 1492 and the Pilgrims arrival in 1620. Horwitz recaptures the adventures of non-English explorers and the drama of the first contact with native peoples during this period. He also sets out on his own journey of rediscovery, travelling in the explorers wake to reveal the enduring influence that early Europeans had on America.Why, Horwitz asks, do we remember history the way we do? During his long and strange journey, from Indian sweat lodges to Columbus crypt, he exposes the revealing gap between what we enshrine and what we forget about our past. A Voyage Long and Strange is a gripping historical adventure that illuminates not only Americas early European history, but also the memory and myths that give the past power in the present day.
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A Vote for Murder

By David Wishart
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David Wishart
Marcus Corvinus is spending a few days in the Alban Hills, visiting his stepdaughter and enthusiastically patronising the local wineshop, while taking a mild interest in the forthcoming consul's elections. Then one of the two candidates is murdered, and Corvinus is all too pleased to put his holiday on hold and help with the investigation. The obvious suspect is the rival political candidate, but needless to say, the obvious solution is not the right one. In the course of his investigations Corvinus meets an unconventional young woman - the dead man's fiancée; a shady property developer; an ex-war hero; the younger son of a wealthy family who is pursuing a career as an artist and assorted low lifes. But which one is the murderer? There are two more violent deaths, plus a near miss for Corvinus himself, before (tipped off, as usual, by his intellectual wife, Perilla) Marcus uncovers a nationalists' conspiracy and solves the mystery. In a grand finale, he enters the local wine-tasting competition (which, given his dedicated attitude to training, should be a walkover) only to be beaten . . . by a sheep.
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  • The Vorrh

    By Brian Catling
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    Brian Catling
    'A benchmark not just for imaginative writing but for the human imagination in itself...Read this book, and marvel.' Alan Moore'A work of genius.' Iain Sinclair'Brian Catling is simply a genius. His writing is so extraordinary it hurts.' Terry GilliamIn the tradition of China Miéville, Michael Moorcock and Alasdair Gray, B. Catling's The Vorrh is literary dark fantasy which wilfully ignores boundaries, crossing over into surrealism, magic-realism, horror and steampunk.In B. Catling's twisting, poetic narrative, Bakelite robots lie broken - their hard shells cracked by human desire - and an inquisitive Cyclops waits for his keeper and guardian, growing in all directions. Beyond the colonial city of Essenwald lies the Vorrh, the forest which sucks souls and wipes minds. There, a writer heads out on a giddy mission to experience otherness, fallen angels observe humanity from afar, and two hunters - one carrying a bow carved from his lover, the other a charmed Lee-Enfield rifle - fight to the end. Thousands of miles away, famed photographer Eadweard Muybridge attempts to capture the ultimate truth, as rifle heiress Sarah Winchester erects a house to protect her from the spirits of her gun's victims.s.
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    Volcanoes, Earthquakes and Tsunamis: A Complete Introduction: Teach Yourself

    By David Rothery
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    David Rothery
    Written by Dr David Rothery, a volcanologist, geologist, planetary scientist and Professor of Planetary Geosciences at the Open University, Volcanoes, Earthquakes and Tsunamis: A Complete Introduction is designed to give you everything you need to succeed, all in one place. It covers the key areas that students are expected to be confident in, outlining the basics in clear English and providing added-value features like a glossary of essential terms and even examples of questions you might be asked in your seminar or exam.The book uses a structure chosen to cover the essentials of most university courses, with an introduction on how the Earth moves, followed by separate sections on volcanoes (including eruptions, types of volcano, volcanic hazards, volcanoes and climate, monitoring volcanoes, predicting eruptions and living with volcanoes), earthquakes (including faults, measurement, seismic monitoring, prediction, prevention and preparedness) and tsunamis.
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    Volcanoes, Earthquakes And Tsunamis: Teach Yourself

    By David Rothery
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    David Rothery
    Volcanoes, Earthquakes and Tsunamis is the essential guide to what causes the most frightening geological events with which we are faced today. It covers plate tectonics, the intricacies of each terrible phenomina, and their effects as well as the impact they have on each other, how they can be predicted and, if possible, controlled.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.EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGEExtra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding.THINGS TO REMEMBERQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.
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    Voilà (3rd edition) A French Course for Adult Beginners

    By Crispin Geoghegan, Jacqueline Gonthier Geoghegan
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    Crispin Geoghegan, Jacqueline Gonthier Geoghegan
    Voilà is a beginner French programme for use in the classroom or for self-study. Start to learn French with this third edition of the Voilà course - perfect for business and general learners.This practical and fun course gives you the confidence to communicate and understand. Covering a wealth of subjects you'll learn the French you need for useful everyday life:-Greetings and introductions-Travelling around France-Going to the bank-Shopping and eating out-Making arrangements -Sending email and making phone calls-Preparing CVs and going for interviewsThe full-colour coursebook has a range of key learning features:-Activities based on genuine work and leisure situations-Authentic materials such as menus, adverts and brochures-InfoFrance panels give comprehensive details on all key topics-Information on French business topics throughout-Grammar and vocabulary summaries at the end of each lesson-Review sections to help track your progressVoilà covers all the skills, structures and topics required for NVQ level 1.
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    Voilà (3rd edition) A French Course for Adult Beginners

    By Crispin Geoghegan, Jacqueline Gonthier Geoghegan
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    Crispin Geoghegan, Jacqueline Gonthier Geoghegan
    Voilà is a beginner French programme for use in the classroom or for self-study. This Course Pack includes the full-colour coursebook and two audio CDs.Start to learn French with this third edition of the Voilà course - perfect for business and general learners. This practical and fun course gives you the confidence to communicate and understand. Covering a wealth of subjects you'll learn the French you need for useful everyday life:-Greetings and introductions-Travelling around France-Going to the bank-Shopping and eating out-Making arrangements-Sending email and making phone calls-Preparing CVs and going for interviewsThe coursebook has a range of key learning features:-Activities based on genuine work and leisure situations-Authentic materials such as menus, adverts and brochures-InfoFrance panels give comprehensive details on all key topics-Information on French business topics throughout-Grammar and vocabulary summaries at the end of each lesson-Review sections to help track your progressThe course covers all the skills, structures and topics required for NVQ level 1.
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    Voila Second edition Student book

    By Crispin Geoghegan, Jacqueline Geohegan
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    Crispin Geoghegan, Jacqueline Geohegan
    Voilà! is an exciting full-colour course for adults starting French, whether for leisure, business or as part of a programme of study. In 12 lively topic-based units, learners progress from absolute basics to the skills, structures and topics required for NVQ level 1 or equivalent.In this second edition, the course has been revised and updated to reflect recent trends. With a modern colourful new design and the inclusion of numerous new photographs, Voilà! nonetheless retains its familiarity and the well-organised, functional approach which has made it one of the most popular courses of its kind.
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    Voila Second Edition CD Set and Transcript

    Voilà! is an exciting full-colour course for adults starting French, whether for leisure, business or as part of a programme of study. In 12 lively topic-based units, learners progress from absolute basics to the skills, structures and topics required for NVQ level 1 or equivalent.This CD Pack comprises two audio CDs of listening material accompanied by a Support Booklet containing the answers to the exercises in the second edition Student Book as well as transcripts of the recorded material.
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    Voici

    By Crispin Geoghegan, Jacqueline Gonthier Geoghegan
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    Crispin Geoghegan, Jacqueline Gonthier Geoghegan
    Designed for adults returning to the study of French after a short or longer break, Voici! fulfils the requirements for NVQ level 2. It also aims to help students achieve a high grade pass at GCSE level or equivalent. Whether students are learning for business or for pleasure, the 11 units provide all the opportunities needed to foster speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. All the activities are based on real situations and the course is suitable for both group and individual study. The listening element is available separately as a CD or cassette set with accompanying booklet containing the answers to the exercises plus recording transcripts.
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    Voici

    By Crispin Geoghegan, Jacqueline Gonthier Geoghegan
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    Crispin Geoghegan, Jacqueline Gonthier Geoghegan
    The Voici! Complete CD Pack contains:* a 256-page full-colour Coursebook* a Support Book including the answers to the exercises in the coursebook as well as transcripts of the listening material* 2 audio CDs with nearly two hours of listening material
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    The Voices of Angels

    By Francesca Brown
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    Francesca Brown
    Angel Whisperer Francesca Brown has been communicating with the angels since they first came into her life during a time of grave illness and guided her back to health.In her new book The Voices of Angels, Francesca draws us once again into the angelic realm, sharing her amazing personal journey to becoming one of Europe's best-known angel channelers.Here she focuses on the insights of the angels with whom she communicates daily, most especially with Ann, her ever-present and trusted angel companion. These earthly messages from the heavenly realm concern all aspects of our daily lives: love, career, dealing with our problems and, importantly, how to connect with our own guardian angels to find our true path.Complete with a host of remarkable true stories of angel experiences and manifestations, The Voices of Angels is a book for our time, gently guiding us back to basic principles of love and innerwellbeing - sharing all we need to know to live our best lives.
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    Voices in Summer

    By Rosamunde Pilcher, Jilly Bond
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    Rosamunde Pilcher
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    Jilly Bond
    One of Rosamunde Pilcher's classic novels.Laura, newly married and ever conscious she may be living in the shadow of her husband Alec's first wife, decides to take a holiday with his family in Cornwall. Through the long hot summer days she is slowly charmed by the beautiful old house and the people she learns to know and love. In time her uneasy spirit is soothed by the sparkling brilliant sea and her restless heart finally calmed. But is this newfound tranquility too good to be true? For with the arrival of an anonymous letter, one accusing her of having an affair, Laura's world is thrown into turmoil. (P)2018 Hodder & Stoughton Limited
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    A Voice in the Dark

    By Claire Lorrimer
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    Claire Lorrimer
    Laura Howard, a young English nurse on holiday in Italy, helps the Contessa dell'Alba return to her home after an illness. Laura is befriended by the family and feels herself drawn to Domenico, the Contessa's blind son. To her horror, she suddenly realises that his life is in danger. Enmeshed in a web of intrigue and confusion and unable to find the source of the threats, Laura despairs of her inability to convince the family that they are in mortal danger. Finally aware of her love for Domenico, she tries desperately to uncover the mystery but she soon finds out that her own life is in danger too.
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    The Visitors

    By Rebecca Mascull
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    Rebecca Mascull
    Imagine if you couldn't seecouldn't hearcouldn't speak...Then one day somebody took your hand and opened up the world to you.Adeliza Golding is a deafblind girl, born in late Victorian England on her father's hop farm. Unable to interact with her loving family, she exists in a world of darkness and confusion; her only communication is with the ghosts she speaks to in her head, who she has christened the Visitors. One day she runs out into the fields and a young hop-picker, Lottie, grabs her hand and starts drawing shapes in it. Finally Liza can communicate.Her friendship with her teacher and with Lottie's beloved brother Caleb leads her from the hop gardens and oyster beds of Kent to the dusty veldt of South Africa and the Boer War, and ultimately to the truth about the Visitors.
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    Visitation Street

    By Ivy Pochoda
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    Ivy Pochoda
    Summer in Red Hook, Brooklyn, a blue collar neighbourhood where hipster gourmet supermarkets push against tired housing projects, and the East River opens into the bay. Bored and listless, fifteen-year-old June and Val are looking for some fun. Forget the boys, the bottles, the coded whistles. Val wants to do something wild and a little crazy: take a raft out onto the bay.But out on the water, as the bright light of day gives way to darkness, the girls disappear. Only Val will survive, washed ashore semi-conscious in the weeds.June's shocking disappearance will reverberate in the lives of a diverse cast of Red Hook residents. Fadi, the Lebanese bodega owner, trolls for information about the crime. Cree, just beginning to pull it together after his father's murder, unwittingly makes himself the chief suspect - although an elusive guardian seems to have other plans for him. As Val emerges from the shadow of her missing friend, her teacher Jonathan, Juilliard drop-out and barfly, will be forced to confront a past riddled with tragic sins of omission.In VISITATION STREET, Ivy Pochoda combines intensely vivid prose with breathtaking psychological insight to explore a cast of solitary souls, pulled by family, love, and betrayal, who yearn for a chance to escape, no matter the cost.
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    Virgo

    By Sally Kirkman
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    Sally Kirkman
    You are a Virgo. You are the perfectionist and writer of the zodiac.The signs of the zodiac can give us great insight into our day-to-day living as well as the many talents and qualities we possess. But in an increasingly unpredictable world, how can we make sense of them? And what do they mean? This insightful and introductory guide delves deep into your star sign, revealing unique traits and meanings which you didn't know. Along the way, you will discover how your sign defies your compatibility, how to improve your health and what your gifts are. ***The Pocket Astrology series will teach you how to live well and enhance every aspect of your life. From friendship to compatibility, careers to finance, you will discover new elements to your sign and learn about the ancient art of astrology. Other books in the series include: Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius,Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces
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    The Virgins

    By Pamela Erens
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    Pamela Erens
    'Erens brilliantly captures the dark side of adolescence . . . On a par with the likes of Jeffrey Eugenides' The Virgin Suicides' Independent'Flawlessly executed and irrefutably true' John Irving'A must for fans of Nabokovian tragedy' Irish TatlerThe events of 1979-80 reverberate around the campus of Auburn Academy and linger many years later in the mind of narrator Bruce Bennett-Jones. Aviva Rossner and Seung Jung are an unlikely couple at the elite East Coast boarding school and are not shy in flaunting their newly discovered sexuality. Their blossoming relationship is watched with envy and fascination by Bruce and other classmates, who believe their liaison to be one of pure, unadulterated passion and pleasure.But nothing is what it seems, and as Aviva and Seung struggle to understand themselves and each other, things begin to fall apart. Their ultimate descent into shame and betrayal has disastrous consequences beyond their own lives.
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    The Virgin of Small Plains

    By Nancy Pickard
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    Nancy Pickard
    January 1987, Small Plains, Kansas. On the night of the decade's worst blizzard, a boy discovers the naked corpse of a beautiful girl. No-one can identify her, so the people of the town bury her with a gravestone marked with the date and 'Peace Be Unto You'. Seventeen years later, the mysterious dead girl - the 'Virgin of Small Plains' - has inspired a local myth. In the two decades since her death, strange miracles have visited those who faithfully tend her grave; some believe her spirit can cure deadly illnesses, while others credit her with the town's economic prosperity. Word of the legend spreads and Small Plains becomes a haven for an onslaught of spiritual seekers and the terminally ill, all hoping the Virgin will answer their prayers. When the mysterious Mitch Newquist reappears and a vengeful tornado devastates Small Plains, the truth begins to emerge.. What really happened seventeen years ago? Why did Mitch suddenly disappear the same night the Virgin's body was found - abandoning his first love, Abby Reynolds? And why are some of the town's leading citizens so determined that the truth remain buried?
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    The Virgin Mary's Got Nits

    By Gervase Phinn
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    Gervase Phinn
    A touching and hilarious gift book of poetry and prose on the subject of children and Christmas from the Yorkshire school inspector and bestselling author of the Dales series and Little Village School series.
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