Ovaj izbor Holmsovih slučajeva donosi pripovetke: - Stalni pacijent, - Rejgejtska vlastela, - Grbavac, - Tumač grčkog jezika, - Pomorski ugovor i - Poslednji problem.
It's 1943 and Jack Devine, a farmer's son, is finally called up to the RAF. Jack dreams of becoming a pilot, breaking hearts, and returning home a hero. The realities of training are very different, with boredom, bullying, and casual violence the norm. Drawn together by a love of jazz music, Jack makes friends with Terry, a worldly Welshman dabbling in the black market; Joe, an active Communist, as well as Yorkshire poet Doug. Jack, Joe and Terry form a jazz band to surprising acclaim and for a while an alternative future to that preordained for each seems possible. But the initial camaraderie soon gives way to simmering resentment as age-old tensions resurface, ultimately resulting in tragedy. 'I was captivated by Jack's coming of age amid the personal and political dramas of the Second World War. Finely-crafted, hugely compassionate and often very funny, First Time Solo is an assured debut flight by an author to watch.' Zoe Strachan, author of Negative Space, Spin Cycle and Ever Fallen in Love. 'This is an assured debut in which Maloney uses a confident and authentic grasp of era and setting to create a compelling set of characters facing issues of friendship, loyalty, ambition and revenge. An engrossing read.' J David Simons, author of The Credit Draper, The Liberation of Celia Khan and An Exquisite Sense of What is Beautiful. Shortlisted for The Guardian Not The Booker prize 2014
O príncipe encantado existe? Bárbara é linda, loira e bem-sucedida. Desde que assistiu a uma cerimônia de casamento pela primeira vez, ainda criança, seu sonho é apenas um: percorrer o tapete vermelho da igreja, vestida de noiva. Porém, contrariando todas as suas expectativas, ao ser abandonada no altar, a vida de Bárbara desmorona. Ela decide voltar à cidade natal e passa a viver com os irmãos e mais dois amigos. Todos homens. Com a ajuda de Vivian, uma espécie de Barbie Malibu, Bárbara tenta superar sua decepção amorosa recente e uma da adolescência, que volta com tudo à sua memória: o garoto dos olhos azuis. Será que o cavalo branco só passa uma vez? É isso que Bárbara vai descobrir com bom humor, jogo de cintura e uma pitada de neurose, em O Garoto dos Olhos Azuis, romance de estreia de Raiza Varella.
Hendrix: For five long years I echoed the words Honor, Loyalty and Brotherhood off my prison cell walls. It's all that's kept me going. Now on the outside, seeing my club all twisted up, all I want is my freedom, freedom from everything-- Including that brotherhood. Pres' wants one last ride out of me then all my debts are paid. Bullets, fire, a god damned army, nothing will keep me from finishing this run! Except the one thing I hadn't counted on. A girl named Maya. Maya: Falling in with a dangerous, rival MC, getting dragged halfway across the country and nearly getting killed... There was nothing I wouldn't do to save my baby sister. Being the daughter of a corrupt MC President, I promised myself I would never let a biker hurt me again. What I wasn't prepared for a was man like Hendrix.
He pierced parts of my mind and heart that no one ever has. This one ride was supposed to change everything. I didn't think it could change me. Riding For Her is a standalone MC Novel that's chock full of steamy sex, nail-biting violence and heart-racing adventure in a way that only Adair Rymer can provide. Mount up for the dangerous thrill ride of a lifetime!
Jacque and Liza were once deeply in love. They shared many happy moments until she discovered she was pregnant. Jacque had never wanted to have a child and always told her, "What I can give you is passion and friendship, no more than that." Therefore, she decided to raise the child alone and left Jacque without telling him anything. Three years have passed since then, when Liza unexpectedly meets him again. Knowing nothing about what happened to her 3 years ago, Jacque tries to seduce her, full of passion and irresistible charm. How can Liza keep hiding their child from him?
When Marcia Colfax and the man she loves board a ship and set off to their long-delayed happiness, their dreams are shattered by the presence of a murderer on the ship.
Fun with Chinese Characters (in three volumes) makes learning Chinese characters entertaining and memorable! Every page contains all the information you need to learn a Chinese character: the origin (etymology) of a character, its description and an entertaining illustration by cartoonist Tan Huay Peng.
Knowing the origin greatly simplify the recognition the characters. The cartoons which accompany each character are often comical and clever. Examples of how the character is used in compound phrases are offered. First volume contains an in-depth introduction on the genesis of the characters. The third volume contains index of all 480 characters and their location.
The characters are written in traditional and simplified characters and has romanized pinyin pronunciation. Stroke orders, definition and example sentence make this book a valuable resource. Learning Chinese characters has never been so much fun!