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Gentleman Jack: A biography of Anne Lister, Regency Landowner, Se...
by Angela Steidele

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English

Pages

352

Publication Date

November 01, 2018

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<p><b>The extraordinary life of history's first modern lesbian who inspired the television series<i> Gentleman Jack</i></b></p><p>Anne Lister's journals were so shocking that the first person to crack their secret code hid them behind a fake panel in his ancestral home. Anne Lister was a Regency landowner, an intrepid world traveller ... and an unabashed lover of other women. <br />In this bold new biography, prizewinning author Angela Steidele uses the diaries to create a portrait of Anne Lister as we've never seen her before: a woman in some ways very much of her time and in others far ahead of it. Anne Lister recorded everything from the most intimate details of her numerous liaisons through to her plans to make her fortune by exploiting the coal seams under her family estate in Halifax and her reaction to the Peterloo massacre. She conducted a love life of labyrinthine complexity, all while searching for a girlfriend who could provide her with both financial security and true love.<br />Anne Lister's rich and unconventional life is now the subject of the major BBC TV drama series<i> Gentleman Jack</i>.</p>
Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Capetown
by Paul Theroux

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English

Pages

490

Publication Date

April 05, 2004

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<DIV>In <I>Dark Star Safari</I> the wittily observant and endearingly irascible Paul Theroux takes readers the length of Africa by rattletrap bus, dugout canoe, cattle truck, armed convoy, ferry, and train. In the course of his epic and enlightening journey, he endures danger, delay, and dismaying circumstances.<BR /><BR /> Gauging the state of affairs, he talks to Africans, aid workers, missionaries, and tourists. What results is an insightful meditation on the history, politics, and beauty of Africa and its people, and "a vivid portrayal of the secret sweetness, the hidden vitality, and the long-patient hope that lies just beneath the surface" (Rocky Mountain News). In a new postscript, Theroux recounts the dramatic events of a return to Africa to visit Zimbabwe.</DIV>
Into the Wild
by Jon Krakauer

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English

Pages

231

Publication Date

September 21, 2009

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In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself. Four months later, his decomposed body was found by a moose hunter.  How McCandless came to die is the unforgettable story of <i>Into the Wild</i>.<br /><br />Immediately after graduating from college in 1991, McCandless had roamed through the West and Southwest on a vision quest like those made by his heroes Jack London and John Muir.  In the Mojave Desert he abandoned his car, stripped it of its license plates, and burned all of his  cash.  He would give himself a new name, Alexander Supertramp, and , unencumbered by money and belongings, he would be free to wallow in the raw, unfiltered experiences that nature presented.  Craving a blank spot on the map, McCandless simply threw the maps away.  Leaving behind his desperate parents and sister, he vanished into the wild.<br /><br />Jon Krakauer constructs a clarifying prism through which he reassembles the disquieting facts of McCandless's short life.  Admitting an interst that borders on obsession, he searches for the clues to the dries and desires that propelled McCandless.  Digging deeply, he takes an inherently compelling mystery and unravels the larger riddles it holds: the profound pull of the American wilderness on our imagination; the allure of high-risk activities to young men of a certain cast of mind; the complex, charged bond between fathers and sons.<br /><br />When McCandless's innocent mistakes turn out to be irreversible and fatal, he becomes the stuff of tabloid headlines and is dismissed for his naiveté, pretensions, and hubris.  He is said  to have had a death wish but wanting to die is a very different thing from being compelled to look over the edge. Krakauer brings McCandless's uncompromising pilgrimage out of the shadows, and the peril, adversity , and renunciation sought by this enigmatic young man are illuminated with a rare understanding--and not an ounce of sentimentality. Mesmerizing, heartbreaking, <i>Into the Wild</i> is a <i>tour de force</i>. The power and luminosity of Jon Krakauer's stoytelling blaze through every page.
Instant Pot Cookbook: 550 Easy and Healthy Instant Pot Recipes Th...
by Liam Sandler

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English

Pages

573

Publication Date

March 17, 2019

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<ul><li><i><strong>What is this Instant Pot that you keep hearing about?</strong></i></li><li><i><strong>Do you want to make great recipes for yourself and family using the Instant Pot?</strong></i><br /><i><strong>Do you already have one in the kitchen, but have no idea what to cook?</strong></i></li></ul><h3><br /><strong>This Instant Pot Cookbook 550 Easy and Healthy Recipes - Can Help You</strong><br /> </h3><h3><i><strong>Learn how to become a great chef i</strong>n the kitchen and <strong>impress your guests, friends, and family</strong> with your newly acquired Instant Pot Cooking Skills!</i></h3><h3><i> This ultimate cookbook is here to give you useful information about the Instant Pot pressure cooker as well as the <strong>step-by-step easy and quick way to cook perfect 550 delicious recipes.</strong></i><br /><br /><strong>***Please note: Book is available in 2 Paperback formats- Black and White and Full color. Choose the best for you***</strong><br /><br />Here you can find <strong>fast, healthy and super easy recipes like</strong>:<br /> </h3><ul><li>Lamb and Green Beans Stew</li><li>Turkey and Brussels Sprouts Stew</li><li>Dill Okra Mix</li><li>Chicken and Black Eyed Pease</li><li>Lime Turkey Winges etc.</li><li>Mango cake and other yummy dessert recipes</li></ul>
The Food of Northern Thailand
by Austin Bush

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English

Pages

310

Publication Date

October 23, 2018

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<b><b>JAMES BEARD AWARD FINALIST • </b>Welcome to a beautiful, deep dive into the cuisine and culture of northern Thailand with a documentarian's approach, a photographer's eye, and a cook's appetite. <i><br /><br /></i></b>Known for its herbal flavors, rustic dishes, fiery dips, and comforting noodles, the food of northern Thailand is both ancient and ever evolving. Travel province by province, village by village, and home by home to meet chefs, vendors, professors, and home cooks as they share their recipes for Muslim-style <i>khao soi</i>, a mild coconut beef curry with boiled and crispy fried noodles, or spiced fish steamed in banana leaves to an almost custard-like texture, or the intense, numbingly spiced meat "salads" called <i>laap</i>. <br /><br />Featuring many recipes never before described in English and snapshots into the historic and cultural forces that have shaped this region's glorious cuisine, this journey may redefine what we think of when we think of Thai food.
Understanding the British: A hilarious guide from Apologising to ...
by Adam Fletcher

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English

Pages

206

Publication Date

March 25, 2019

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<p><strong>The British are not who you think they are...</strong></p><p>In fact, they’re not even who <em>they</em> think they are!</p><p>Come on a hilarious tour of the most misunderstood people on Earth.</p><p>Throwing away all the usual, boring stereotypes, and unafraid of being critical where justified, best-selling author (and Brit) Adam Fletcher will explain:<br />-    What cricket has to do with the Grim Reaper.<br />-    When you shouldn’t say sorry.<br />-    The real reason Brexit happened.<br />-    Which secret religion every Brit is a member of.<br />-    The twenty most annoying phrases in the English language.<br />-    What every Brit automatically does when left alone.<br />-    The revolutionary hangover cure invented in Scotland.<br />-    The secret ideology behind roundabouts.<br />-    The Ten Commandments of British humour.</p><p>And much more.</p><p><strong>Packed with warmth, humour, honesty, insight, </strong>and more than <strong>forty hilarious illustrations</strong>, Understanding the British is the definitive irreverent guide to a strange nation—a book that will appeal to lovers of George Mikes, Bill Bryson, and George Mahood.</p><p>The truth about the British will surprise you. Discover it now!</p><p><strong>Bonus: includes a How British Are You? quiz that will reveal just how well you understand the British mentality.</strong></p>
La Bella Lingua: My Love Affair with Italian, the World's Most En...
by Dianne Hales

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English

Pages

322

Publication Date

April 30, 2009

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<i>“Italians say that someone who acquires a new language ‘possesses’ it. In my case, Italian possesses me. With Italian racing like blood through my veins, I do indeed see with different eyes, hear with different ears, and drink in the world with all my senses…”<br /></i><br />A celebration of the language and culture of Italy, <i>La Bella Lingua</i> is the story of how a language shaped a nation, told against the backdrop of one woman’s personal quest to speak fluent Italian.<br /><br />For anyone who has been to Italy, the fantasy of living the Italian life is powerfully seductive. But to truly become Italian, one must learn the language. This is how Dianne Hales began her journey. In <i>La Bella Lingua</i>, she brings the story of her decades-long experience with the “the world’s most loved and lovable language” together with explorations of Italy’s history, literature, art, music, movies, lifestyle, and food in a true <i>opera amorosa</i>—a labor of her love of Italy.<br /><br />Throughout her first excursion in Italy—with “<i>non parlo Italiano</i>” as her only Italian phrase—Dianne delighted in the beauty of what she saw but craved comprehension of what she heard. And so she chose to inhabit the language. Over more than twenty-five years she has studied Italian in every way possible: through Berlitz, books, CDs, podcasts, private tutorials and conversation groups, and, most importantly, large blocks of time in Italy. In the process she found that Italian became not just a passion and a pleasure, but a passport into Italy’s <i>storia</i> and its very soul. She offers charming insights into what makes Italian the most emotionally expressive of languages, from how the “<i>pronto</i>” (“Ready!”) Italians say when they answer the telephone conveys a sense of something coming alive, to how even ordinary things such as a towel (<i>asciugamano</i>) or handkerchief (<i>fazzoletto</i>) sound better in Italian. <br /><br />She invites readers to join her as she traces the evolution of Italian in the zesty graffiti on the walls of Pompeii, in Dante’s incandescent cantos, and in Boccaccio’s bawdy <i>Decameron</i>. She portrays how social graces remain woven into the fabric of Italian: even the chipper “ciao,” which does double duty as “hi” and “bye,” reflects centuries of <i>bella figura.</i> And she exalts the glories of Italy’s food and its rich and often uproarious gastronomic language: Italians deftly describe someone uptight as a <i>baccala </i>(dried cod), a busybody who noses into everything as a <i>prezzemolo</i> (parsley), a worthless or banal movie as a <i>polpettone</i> (large meatball). <br /><br />Like Dianne, readers of <i>La Bella Lingua </i>will find themselves <i>innamorata</i>, enchanted, by Italian, fascinated by its saga, tantalized by its adventures, addicted to its sound, and ever eager to spend more time in its company.
Conversational German Dialogues: Over 100 German Conversations an...
by Lingo Mastery

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German

Pages

256

Publication Date

April 28, 2019

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<b>Is conversational German turning a little too tricky for you? Do you have no idea how to order a meal or book a room at a hotel?<br /><br />If your answer to any of the previous questions was ‘Yes’, then this book is for you!<br /></b><br />If there’s even been something tougher than learning the grammar rules of a new language, it’s finding the way to speak with other people in that tongue. Any student knows this – we can try our best at practicing, but you always want to avoid making embarrassing mistakes or not getting your message through correctly. <br /><br />"How do I get out of this situation?" many students ask themselves, to no avail, but no answer is forthcoming.<br /><br />Until now.<br /><br />We have compiled <b>MORE THAN ONE HUNDRED</b> conversational German stories for beginners along with their translations, allowing new German speakers to have the necessary tools to begin studying how to set a meeting, rent a car or tell a doctor that they don’t feel well. We’re not wasting time here with conversations that don’t go anywhere: if you want to know how to solve problems (while learning a ton of German along the way, obviously), this book is for you!<br /><br /><b>How Conversational German Dialogues works:<br /></b><br /><ul><li>Each new chapter will have a fresh, new story between two people who wish to solve a common, day-to-day issue that you will surely encounter in real life.</li><li>An German version of the conversation will take place first, followed by an English translation. This ensures that you fully understood just what it was that they were saying.</li><li>Before and after the main section of the book, we shall provide you with an introduction and conclusion that will offer you important strategies, tips and tricks to allow you to get the absolute most out of this learning material.</li><li>That’s about it! Simple, useful and incredibly helpful; you will NOT need another conversational German book once you have begun reading and studying this one!</li></ul>We want you to feel comfortable while learning the tongue; after all, no language should be a barrier for you to travel around the world and expand your social circles!<br /><br />So look no further! Pick up your copy of Conversational German Dialogues and start learning German right now!<br /><br />
The French for Christmas
by Fiona Valpy

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English

Pages

274

Publication Date

October 03, 2014

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‘<b>Made me cry so many times … A beautiful, heartbreaking yet uplifting wonderful story</b>.’ <i>This Chick Reads</i><br /><br /><b>A year to forget. The perfect escape. And a little Christmas magic…</b><br /><br /><b>Touching, uplifting, and filled with delicious French cooking, <i>The French for Christmas</i> is the perfect Christmas treat.</b><br /><br /><b>Evie used to LOVE Christmas</b>, but this year she can’t wait for the tinsel and presents to be a distant memory. <br /><br />When her best friends offer the use of their cottage in the beautiful French countryside, Evie jumps at the chance. With her soon-to-be-ex-husband, celebrity chef Will Brooke, plastered over the news with his latest ‘love interest’, leaving the country seems like the perfect plan.<br /><br />Armed with her French grandmother’s tattered notebook of recipes, Evie is determined to ignore Christmas altogether and bake herself back to happiness. <br /><br />And when Evie meets her next-door neighbour – the <i>très</i> gorgeous doctor Didier she finds a very willing taste-tester. But is it possible that he could be interested in more than just her <i>Tarte Tatin</i>? <br /><br />With snow falling, a special <i>Réveillon</i> dinner and a little Christmas magic in the air, could Didier even be the one to thaw Evie’s heart? <b>Or will a visit from the ghost of Christmas past change everything?</b><br /><br /><h2>What people are saying about The French for Christmas</h2><br />‘So <b>very real, so tragic, my heart absolutely ached</b> … A <b>heart-warming and truly beautiful</b> Christmas book.’ <b>5/5</b> <i>Paris Baker’s Book Nook</i><br /> <br />‘<b>One of my favourite stories I have read this year… A truly superb novel. 5/5</b>.’ <i>Chloe’s Chick Lit Reviews</i><br /><br />‘<b>A truly wonderful novel</b> … touching, inspiring and heart-warming … <b>an absolute must on your holiday reading list. 5/5 Stars.</b>’ <i>Living Life with Joy</i><br /><br />‘<b>Just beautiful</b> … I was transported to a Christmas wonderland and I didn't want to leave! <b>Absolutely loved it!</b>’ <i>Becca’s Books</i><br /><br />‘A winner … <b>I want to live this story</b>.’ <i>A Nurse and a Book</i><br /><br />‘I love Fiona Valpy's French countryside stories ... <b>The setting is wonderful and the snow and winter weather give it a fairytale like atmosphere … such a lovely Christmas story</b>.’ <i>Librarian Lavender</i><br /><br />‘<b>Beautiful descriptions of the idyllic French house and area … mouth-watering descriptions of the beautiful food</b> … a wonderful Christmas read. It has everything you could want from a book for this time of year.’ <i>Best Crime Books and More</i><br /><br />‘<b>I found myself talking out loud, muttering and cursing</b> … Fiona had given me <b>characters that I had connected with, that had strength and depth who I found I really cared about</b>.’ <i>Crooks on Books</i><br /><br />‘<b>This book made me cry</b> … Another great and emotional read with Christmas cheer, Christmas spirit.’ <i>French Village Diaries</i><br /><br />‘Truly idyllic … everything we love about the Christmas season. <b>A beautiful read!</b>’ <i>M’s Bookshelf</i><br /><br />‘I <b>absolutely adored</b> this charming, thought provoking story… I<br />felt really Christmassy reading this! The main part of the story is set during Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, <b>the setting is gorgeous and the food sounds delicious</b>. Alongside all the festive-ness there is also a more serious underlying storyline to this novel which makes it truly touching and extremely gripping. <b>All in all the perfect wintry-night-by-the-fire read</b>.’ <i>Bookaholic Confessions</i><br /><br />‘This was <b>a lovely, cozy read</b> which would be perfect for reading during those cold winter months.’ <i>Books and Book Ends</i><br /><br />‘Our main character Evie was a little treasure who has had a heartbreaking time recently and I found myself routing for her hoping for a happy ending for her… <b>This was a great read with a lovely festive touch</b>.’ <i>Rea’s Book Review</i>
Spanish: Short Stories for Beginners + Audio Download. Learn Span...
by Claudia Orea

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English

Pages

152

Publication Date

December 02, 2016

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<h2>Spanish for beginners: The most complete Spanish Short Stories book with Free AUDIO.</h2><br />Brush up on your Spanish, <strong>improve your reading and listening skills</strong>, and make learning new vocabulary so much easier with 11 fun and engaging Spanish stories.<br /><br /><h2>Reading and listening to short stories is an effective and enjoyable method to learning Spanish. The audio is FREE!</h2><br />For those of you who can’t just slip away from life, travel to Spain and immerse yourself in the language in order to learn it, this is your solution! Reading and listening to native-spoken Spanish stories is the next best thing.<br /><br />You have at your fingertips the written word AND its <strong>accompanying audio recording</strong> that allows you to:<br /><ul><br /> <li><strong>Gain a greater vocabulary</strong> that you can use immediately, every day. You will add 1,500+ Spanish words and expressions to your repertoire through the encounter of descriptive sentences and casual conversations woven throughout the stories.</li><br /> <li>Sharpen your comprehension of the spoken word <strong>by listening to a</strong> <strong>native Spanish speaker</strong>.</li><br /> <li>Learn how to pronounce Spanish words properly by comparing the written word to the audio recording.</li><br /> <li>Familiarize yourself with a wide range of grammar structures and put them to use today.</li><br /> <li>Avoid the monotonous task of memorizing grammar rules. How awesome is that?!</li><br /></ul><br /><h2>Recommended for beginning and intermediate level Spanish learners.</h2><br />The stories are written for new Spanish learners. However, a basic understanding of Spanish is highly recommended to achieve maximum enjoyment and effectiveness of the lessons. This program is perfect for those who want to brush up on their Spanish language skills.<br /><br /><h2>How will this book improve your Spanish language skills:</h2><br /><ol><br /> <li>Each story is recorded by a professional. The speaker speaks slowly to help beginners improve their pronunciation. You receive 2 hours of MP3 audio recording! </li><br /> <li><strong><em>There is no need for a separate dictionary</em></strong><em>.</em> Each story is broken down with a Spanish and English glossary that introduces you to the words and phrases you might not understand.<strong>Any Spanish to English translations needed to understand the stories are included in a mini dictionary, perfect for Kindle. </strong></li><br /> <li><strong><em>A vocabulary recap </em></strong>at the end of each chapter allows you to <strong>review what you have read and listened to</strong> so you don’t forget the essential words and expressions taught throughout the lesson.</li><br /></ol><br /><strong>All stories are written using vocabulary that you could easily use in your day-to-day conversations.</strong><br /><br /><h3><strong>With these 11 great Spanish short stories and the accompanying audio you can start improving your Spanish today!</strong></h3><br /><br />IMPORTANT: THE LINK TO DOWNLOAD THE MP3 IS AT THE END OF THE EBOOK.

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