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Cheeky Royal (Royals Undercover Book 1)
by Nana Malone

Language

English

Pages

246

Publication Date

April 02, 2018

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All they want is everything they can’t have.<br /><br />Penny…<br /><br />Yes, yes, I've heard the rumors.<br />The prince is royal, and cocky and has a—well never mind about all that.<br />The problem is, he's also my job.<br /><br />When the King called on me to retrieve the wayward prince, I was ready to walk away.<br /><br />Then I caught my boyfriend cheating—and suddenly leaving never felt like a better idea.<br /><br />Sebastian…<br /><br />I never wanted the throne.<br /><br />When I left behind my gilded cage of a palace, it all sounded so simple: find my long-lost brother & make him the prince so I don't have to rule the kingdom like my father expects.<br /><br />Then I meet my new neighbor, and quickly realize I’ve found the queen of my heart—and bed.<br /><br />Just one problem, I can’t let her find out who I really am.<br />
1984
by George Orwell

Language

English

Pages

237

Publication Date

October 17, 1983

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<DIV>George Orwell’s <I>1984</I> takes on new life with extraordinary relevance and renewed popularity.<BR /><BR /> “Orwell saw, to his credit, that the act of falsifying reality is only secondarily a way of changing perceptions. It is, above all, a way of asserting power.”—<I>The New Yorker</I><BR />  <BR /> In 1984, London is a grim city in the totalitarian state of Oceania where Big Brother is always watching you and the Thought Police can practically read your mind. Winston Smith is a man in grave danger for the simple reason that his memory still functions. Drawn into a forbidden love affair, Winston finds the courage to join a secret revolutionary organization called The Brotherhood, dedicated to the destruction of the Party. Together with his beloved Julia, he hazards his life in a deadly match against the powers that be.<BR /><BR /> Lionel Trilling said of Orwell’s masterpiece, “<I>1984</I> is a profound, terrifying, and wholly fascinating book. It is a fantasy of the political future, and like any such fantasy, serves its author as a magnifying device for an examination of the present.” Though the year 1984 now exists in the past, Orwell’s novel remains an urgent call for the individual willing to speak truth to power.</DIV>
The Lord of the Rings: One Volume
by J.R.R. Tolkien

Language

English

Pages

1209

Publication Date

February 15, 2012

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<DIV>One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them<BR><BR>In ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smiths, and Sauron, the Dark Lord, forged the One Ring, filling it with his own power so that he could rule all others. But the One Ring was taken from him, and though he sought it throughout Middle-earth, it remained lost to him. After many ages it fell by chance into the hands of the hobbit Bilbo Baggins.<BR><BR>From Sauron's fastness in the Dark Tower of Mordor, his power spread far and wide. Sauron gathered all the Great Rings to him, but always he searched for the One Ring that would complete his dominion.<BR><BR>When Bilbo reached his eleventy-first birthday he disappeared, bequeathing to his young cousin Frodo the Ruling Ring and a perilous quest: to journey across Middle-earth, deep into the shadow of the Dark Lord, and destroy the Ring by casting it into the Cracks of Doom.<BR><BR>The Lord of the Rings tells of the great quest undertaken by Frodo and the Fellowship of the Ring: Gandalf the Wizard; the hobbits Merry, Pippin, and Sam; Gimli the Dwarf; Legolas the Elf; Boromir of Gondor; and a tall, mysterious stranger called Strider.<BR><BR>This new edition includes the fiftieth-anniversary fully corrected text setting and, for the first time, an extensive new index.<BR><BR>J.R.R. Tolkien (1892-1973), beloved throughout the world as the creator of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion, was a professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford, a fellow of Pembroke College, and a fellow of Merton College until his retirement in 1959. His chief interest was the linguistic aspects of the early English written tradition, but while he studied classic works of the past, he was creating a set of his own.<BR></DIV>
Last Orders (The Dublin Trilogy Book 4)
by Caimh McDonnell

Language

English

Pages

352

Publication Date

March 03, 2018

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As a wise man once said, just because you're done with the past, doesn't mean the past is done with you.<br /><br />Paul can't let an incident from his past go. When he finds out a rival detective agency played a key role in it, he drags MCM Investigations into a blood feud that they can't hope to win. Soon they're faced with the prospect of the company going out of business and Brigit going out of her damn mind.<br /><br />When long-buried bodies are discovered in the Wicklow Mountains, Bunny's past starts closing in on him too. Who can he trust when he can't even trust himself? When he finds himself with nowhere left to run and nobody he can turn to, will the big fella make the ultimate sacrifice to protect the ones he loves? <br /><br />When all that's left is the fall, the fall is everything. <br /><br />And even the mighty fall.<br /><br />Last Orders is the thrilling conclusion of the critically acclaimed Dublin Trilogy, which melds fast-paced action with a distinctly Irish acerbic wit. It's best enjoyed having read the other books in the series, particularly the prequel Angels in the Moonlight. <br />
Lord of the Flies
by William Golding

Language

English

Pages

189

Publication Date

July 27, 1959

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<b><b>Golding’s iconic 1954 novel, now with a new foreword by Lois Lowry, remains one of the greatest books ever written for young adults and an unforgettable classic for readers of any age.</b><br />  <br /> </b>This edition includes a new Suggestions for Further Reading by Jennifer Buehler.<b><br /></b><br />At the dawn of the next world war, a plane crashes on an uncharted island, stranding a group of schoolboys. At first, with no adult supervision, their freedom is something to celebrate. This far from civilization they can do anything they want. Anything. But as order collapses, as strange howls echo in the night, as terror begins its reign, the hope of adventure seems as far removed from reality as the hope of being rescued.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two: The Offici...
by , Jack Thorne

Language

English

Pages

336

Publication Date

July 25, 2017

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<p><b>The official playscript of the original West End production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.</b></p><p>It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn't much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and father of three school-age children.</p><p>While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.</p><p>The playscript for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was originally released as a 'special rehearsal edition' alongside the opening of Jack Thorne's play in London's West End in summer 2016. Based on an original story by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne, the play opened to rapturous reviews from theatregoers and critics alike, while the official playscript became an immediate global bestseller.</p><p>This definitive and final playscript updates the 'special rehearsal edition' with the conclusive and final dialogue from the play, which has subtly changed since its rehearsals, as well as a conversation piece between director John Tiffany and writer Jack Thorne, who share stories and insights about reading playscripts. This edition also includes useful background information including the Potter family tree and a timeline of events from the Wizarding World prior to the beginning of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.</p>
Angels in the Moonlight (The Dublin Trilogy Book 3)
by Caimh McDonnell

Language

English

Pages

322

Publication Date

August 26, 2017

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<p><strong>This book is a standalone prequel to The Dublin Trilogy.</strong><br /></p><p>For Detective Bunny McGarry, life is complicated, and it is about to get more so.<br /></p><p>It’s 1999 and his hard won reputation amongst Dublin’s criminal fraternity, for being a massive pain in the backside, is unfortunately shared by his bosses. His partner has a career-threatening gambling problem and, oh yeah, Bunny's finally been given a crack at the big time. He’s set the task of bringing down the most skilled and ruthless armed robbery gang in Irish history. So the last thing he needs in his life is yet another complication.<br /></p><p>Her name is Simone. She is smart, funny, talented and, well, complicated. When her shocking past turns up to threaten her and Bunny’s chance at a future, things get very complicated indeed. If the choice is upholding the law or protecting those he loves, which way will the big fella turn?<br /></p><p><br /></p><p>Angels in the Moonlight is part of Caimh McDonnell’s critically acclaimed Dublin Trilogy series which melds fast-paced action with a distinctly Irish acerbic wit, and it is complicated.</p><p><br /></p><p><strong>Angels in the Moonlight was selected as a book of the month in the Rick O'Shea bookclub, Ireland's largest bookclub. </strong></p><p><br /></p><p><u><strong>Praise for Angels in the Moonlight</strong></u></p><p><strong>"One of the best, funniest thrillers I've read in such a long, long time. I'm off to read the rest of the trilogy. Brilliant". </strong>Rick O’Shea, RTE<br /></p><p><strong>“Quite possibly the best book I’ve read this year. The writing is tremendous; Caimh McDonnell has a gift for storytelling and leads his readers on a merry journey through his books, regaling them with humour and wit.”</strong> The Quiet Knitter<br /></p><p><strong>“Angels in the Moonlight is bloody brilliant. McDonnell doesn’t put a foot wrong. Perfection on a page!”</strong> Bloomin’ Brilliant Books<br /></p><p> <strong>“Angels in The Moonlight has everything you want in a good read…packed with punchlines and a fantastic storyline. The pages are littered with witty one-liners and side-splitting laugh-out-loud moments.” </strong>Swirl and Thread</p><p><strong>“Caimh McDonnell is a fabulous writer, the mix of action, humor and heart gets me every time.” </strong>A Bookaholic Swede<br /></p><p><strong>“I enjoyed every page. This is a brilliant, hilarious, touching, and moving book.”</strong> Brandywine books<br /></p><p><strong>“Angels fills the gaps of the trilogy in the most fantastically funny way.” </strong>Whispering Stories<br /></p><p><strong>“Caimh McDonnell manages to mix a police procedural with funny escapades incredibly skilfully.”</strong> A Crime Reader’s Blog<br /></p><p><strong>“Angels in the Moonlight is a funny and charming novel that will make you fall a little bit in love with Bunny McGarry.”</strong>  The Welsh Librarian<br /></p><p><strong>“The perfect mix of crime and humour.”</strong> Bibliophile Book Club<br /></p><p><strong>“With a tight plot, a wide range of human emotions and some brilliant secondary characters – this book is, if anything even better than the previous two.” </strong>Cleopatra Loves Books<br /></p><p> <strong>“This Dublin-based police procedural has an intriguing, multi-pronged plot that flows smoothly without getting bogged down by details. Mystery fans will enjoy the roller-coaster ride. The prose is clean, sharp, and lively. This mystery, deftly seasoned with humor and Irish slang, is memorable and powerful. The characters are compelling and well-developed. From protagonist Detective Bunny McGarry and his fellow coppers to peripheral characters like the streetwise nuns, this book is full of memorable characters.” </strong> The Booklife Prize from Publisher’s Weekly</p>
The Remains of the Day (Vintage International)
by Kazuo Ishiguro

Language

English

Pages

258

Publication Date

July 14, 2010

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<b>From the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, here is the universally acclaimed novel—winner of the Booker Prize and the basis for an award-winning film. </b><br />  <br /> This is Kazuo Ishiguro's profoundly compelling portrait of Stevens, the perfect butler, and of his fading, insular world in post-World War II England. Stevens, at the end of three decades of service at Darlington Hall, spending a day on a country drive, embarks as well on a journey through the past in an effort to reassure himself that he has served humanity by serving the "great gentleman," Lord Darlington. But lurking in his memory are doubts about the true nature of Lord Darlington's "greatness," and much graver doubts about the nature of his own life.
Checking Out
by Nick Spalding

Language

English

Pages

313

Publication Date

March 22, 2018

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<p><b>What do you do when the doctor says you could die at any moment? Well…after you’ve made a cup of tea, of course.</b></p><p>Nathan James is young, successful and has the world at his feet. Unfortunately, he’s also about to die—which ruins things somewhat. And now he’s staring imminent death in the face, Nathan is having to rethink some of his life choices <i>very hard</i>.</p><p>This means embarking on a hectic journey of self-discovery that includes, amongst other things, losing his dignity to an inescapable bean bag, suffering screaming nightmares about a monstrous potato, and getting up close and <i>very</i> personal with a bipolar donkey.</p><p>All of which is fine, but then Nathan falls in love with a charming girl called Alison, which is a really stupid thing to do. Because how can you give your heart to someone when it might be about to stop?</p><p>From Nick Spalding, the bestselling author of <i>Fat Chance</i>, <i>Bricking It</i> and <i>Mad Love</i>, comes a comedy about dying—which is easy—and living, which is most certainly <i>not</i>.</p>
The Silmarillion
by J.R.R. Tolkien

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English

Pages

357

Publication Date

February 15, 2012

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<DIV>A number-one New York Times bestseller when it was originally published, THE SILMARILLION is the core of J.R.R. Tolkien's imaginative writing, a work whose origins stretch back to a time long before THE HOBBIT.<BR /> Tolkien considered THE SILMARILLION his most important work, and, though it was published last and posthumously, this great collection of tales and legends clearly sets the stage for all his other writing. The story of the creation of the world and of the the First Age, this is the ancient drama to which the characters in THE LORD OF THE RINGS look back and in whose events some of them, such as Elrond and Galadriel, took part. The three Silmarils were jewels created by Feanor, most gifted of the Elves. Within them was imprisoned the Light of the Two Trees of Valinor before the Trees themselves were destroyed by Morgoth, the first Dark Lord. Thereafter, the unsullied Light of Valinor lived on only in the Silmarils, but they were seized by Morgoth and set in his crown, which was guarded in the impenetrable fortress of Angband in the north of Middle-earth.<BR /> THE SILMARILLION is the history of the rebellion of Feanor and his kindred against the gods, their exile from Valinor and return to Middle-earth, and their war, hopeless despite all their heroism, against the great Enemy. This second edition features a letter written by J.R.R. Tolkien describing his intentions for the book, which serves as a brilliant exposition of his conception of the earlier Ages of Middle-earth.</DIV>

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