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The Witches: Plays for Children: Plays for Children The Witches: Plays for Children: Plays for Children
Автор: Жанр: Penguin Group Издательство: Penguin Group Год: 2009 Страниц: 128 Дата загрузки: 21 августа 2011
   A collection of seven short plays following the story of Roald Dahl's book in sequence. Some are for three or four actors and a couple are ideal for performance by a whole class.
 
Wild Horses Wild Horses
Автор: Жанр: Penguin Group Издательство: Penguin Group Год: 2004 Страниц: 338 Дата загрузки: 20 декабря 2009
   The New York Times Bestseller. A New York Times Notable Book. From the acclaimed master of mystery and suspense comes a thrilling novel about the illusion of film — and the reality of murder.
 
Songs and Verse Songs and Verse
Автор: Жанр: Penguin Group Издательство: Penguin Group Год: 2007 Страниц: 192 Дата загрузки: 15 июля 2008
   Exuberant rhymes are an intrinsic part of the appeal of Roald Dahl's books — and here are some classic and magical moments from the books, together with some previously unpublished treats. There are seven themed sections bursting with monsters, ghastly children, magical creatures, unpleasant adults and a few surprises. Songs and Verse is illustrated by Quentin Blake, as well as leading artists such as Babette Cole, Lauren Child, Chris Riddell and Tony Ross. This book includes a foreword by Quentin Blake.
 
Slay Ride Slay Ride
Автор: Жанр: Penguin Group Издательство: Penguin Group Год: 2004 Страниц: 288 Дата загрузки: 13 февраля 2009
   When a champion jockey disappears — right before a big race and the birth of his child — Investigator David Cleveland bets on foul play.
 
The Siege The Siege
Автор: Жанр: Penguin Group Издательство: Penguin Group Год: 2011 Страниц: 304 Дата загрузки: 7 октрября 2014
   Leningrad, September 1941. Hitler orders German forces to surround the city at the start of the most dangerous, desperate winter in its history. For two pairs of lovers — young Anna and Andrei, Anna's novelist father and actress Marina — the siege becomes a battle for survival. They will soon discover what it is like to be so hungry you boil shoe leather to make soup, so cold you burn furniture and books. But this is not just a struggle to exist, it is also a fight to keep the spark of hope alive. The Siege is a brilliantly imagined novel of war and the wounds it inflicts on ordinary people's lives, and also a profoundly moving celebration of love, life and survival.
 
The Secret History The Secret History
Автор: Жанр: Penguin Group Издательство: Penguin Group Год: 2002 Страниц: 640 Дата загрузки: 08 марта 2009
   A misfit at an exclusive New England college, Richard finds kindred spirits in the five eccentric students of his ancient Greek class. But his new friends have a horrific secret. When blackmail and violence threaten to blow their privileged lives apart, they drag Richard into the nightmare that engulfs them. And soon they enter a terrifying heart of darkness from which they may never return.
 
The Search The Search
Автор: Жанр: Penguin Group Издательство: Penguin Group Год: 2011 Страниц: 480 Дата загрузки: 13 февраля 2013
   Nora Roberts presents a riveting novel of a canine search and rescue volunteer who fights danger and finds love in the Pacific Northwest.
 
The Russia House The Russia House
Автор: Жанр: Penguin Group Издательство: Penguin Group Год: 2011 Страниц: 464 Дата загрузки: 27 октрября 2014
   Barley Blair is not a Service man: he is a small-time publisher, a self-destructive soul whose only loves are whisky and jazz. But it was Barley who, one drunken night at a dacha in Peredelkino during the Moscow Book Fair, was befriended by a high-ranking Soviet scientist who could be the greatest asset to the West since perestroika began, and made a promise. Nearly a year later, his drunken promise returns to haunt him. A reluctant Barley is quickly trained by British Intelligence and sent to Moscow to liaise with a go-between, the beautiful Katya. Both are lonely and disillusioned. Each is increasingly certain that if the human race is to have any future, all must betray their countries... In his first post-glasnost spy novel, le Carre captures the effect of a slow and uncertain thaw on ordinary people and on the shadowy puppet-masters who command them.
 
Rat Race Rat Race
Автор: Жанр: Penguin Group Издательство: Penguin Group Год: 2006 Страниц: 291 Дата загрузки: 17 октрября 2009
   Matt Shore is a substitute pilot assigned to fly four racing buffs to the track. They're nervous, but Matt's not. That is, until he manages an emergency landing minutes before the plane explodes. Matt doesn't think anything else can possibly go wrong. Then he finds himself caught up in a rat race of danger that puts him on the wrong side of the odds..
 
The Pity of War The Pity of War
Автор: Жанр: Penguin Group Издательство: Penguin Group Год: 2012 Страниц: 672 Дата загрузки: 12 мая 2015
   More than any other event, World War I made the 20th century what it has been. Now as the 20th century draws to a close, 80 years after the armistice of 11 November 1918, the time is right for a radical reassessment of the Great War. In this book aimed at appeal to appeal not only to students but also to the general reader, Niall Ferguson explodes many of the myths surrounding the war.
 
Pieces of My Heart Pieces of My Heart
Автор: Жанр: Penguin Group Издательство: Penguin Group Год: 2011 Страниц: 448 Дата загрузки: 23 августа 2013
   The modern woman is a Jill of all trades... Ava is a wife, lover, mother, daughter, friend, fixer, boss... so many different people, in fact, she no longer knows what it means to be herself. Not that anyone will let her — not her work-obsessed husband, nor her tearaway younger daughter, nor her out-of-control Dad, nor even her sassy-but-lonely best friend. There's always someone wanting something from her. She's trying to do her best for all of them but lately feels like she can't make everyone happy. And that's before she discovers that her elder daughter Alison is in deep, deep trouble. Can Ava keep a hold of the most precious pieces of her heart? And what will happen if she loses one?
 
One Fat Englishman One Fat Englishman
Автор: Жанр: Penguin Group Издательство: Penguin Group Год: 2011 Страниц: 176 Дата загрузки: 12 апреля 2015
   Brimming with gluttony, booze and lust, Roger Micheldene is loose in America. Supposedly visiting Budweiser University to make deals for his publishing firm in England, Roger instead sets out to offend all he meets and to seduce every woman he encounters. But his American hosts seem made of sterner stuff. Who will be Roger's undoing? Irving Macher, the young author of an annoyingly brilliant first novel? Father Colgate, the priest who suggests that Roger's soul is in torment? Or will it be his married ex-lover Helene? One thing is certain — Roger is heading for a terrible fall. Outrageously funny and irreverent, One Fat Englishman (1963) is a devastating satire on Anglo-American relations.
 
A Murder of Quality A Murder of Quality
Автор: Жанр: Penguin Group Издательство: Penguin Group Год: 2011 Страниц: 192 Дата загрузки: 15 июня 2013
   Stella Rode has twice disturbed the ancient cloisters of Carne School: firstly by being the wrong sort, with her doyleys and china ducks, and secondly by being murdered. George Smiley, who has his own connection with the school, is asked by an old Service friend to investigate. As Smiley probes further beneath Carne's respectable veneer, he uncovers far more than a simple crime of passion. In his second George Smiley novel, le Carre moves outside the world of espionage to reveal the secrets at the heart of another particularly English institution. The result is a pitch-perfect murder mystery, with Smiley as master detective.
 
Lost Empire Lost Empire
Автор: Жанр: Penguin Group Издательство: Penguin Group Год: 2011 Страниц: 460 Дата загрузки: 22 мая 2014
   Scuba diving off the Tanzanian coast, husband and wife treasure-hunting team Sam and Remi Fargo discover a huge ship's bell, covered in cryptic carvings. But as they struggle to first recover the bell and then decode its clues, they find they are not alone in wanting to discover it secrets. When news of the find is publicised, Mexican President Quauhtli Garza is forced to act. He knows that this bell comes from a former Confederate ship that sank off the African coast and he fears that the discovery of a missing piece of a Quetzalcoatl statuette, which was aboard the ship, will undermine his plans for Mexico's future. With Garza determined to stop the Fargos' investigation at all costs, the couple are drawn into a deadly conspiracy that connects the 1883 Krakatoa explosion with an attempt to resurrect the fallen Aztec empire...
 
Lost City Lost City
Автор: Жанр: Penguin Group Издательство: Penguin Group Год: 2005 Страниц: 515 Дата загрузки: 20 декабря 2009
   The key to eternal life has been found beneath two thousand feet of icy water in an area known as the Lost City. To a family of ruthless French arms dealers the Lost City is the key to world domination. To Kurt Austin, leader of NUMA's Special Assignments Team, and his colleague Joe Zavala, it may be their greatest-and deadliest-challenge of all.
 
The King's English The King's English
Автор: Жанр: Penguin Group Издательство: Penguin Group Год: 2011 Страниц: 272 Дата загрузки: 28 июня 2013
   The King's English is Kingsley Amis' authoritative and witty guide to the use and abuse of the English language. A scourge of illiteracy and a thorn in the side of pretension, Amis provides indispensable advice about the linguistic blunders and barbarities that lie in wait for us, from danglers, four-letter words to jargon and even Welsh rarebit. If you have ever wondered whether it's acceptable to start a sentence with 'and', to boldly split an infinitive, or to cross your sevens in the French style, Amis has the answer — or a trenchant opinion. By turns reflective, acerbic and provocative, The King's English is for anyone who cares about how the English language is used.
 
The Red Pyramid The Red Pyramid
Автор: Жанр: Penguin Group Издательство: Penguin Group Год: 2011 Страниц: 544 Дата загрузки: 23 октрября 2014
   'I guess it started the night our dad blew up the british museum...' Carter and Sadie Kane's dad is a brilliant Egyptologist with a secret plan that goes horribly wrong. An explosion shatters the ancient Rosetta stone and unleashes. Set, the evil god of chaos... Set imprisons Dr Kane in a golden coffin and Carter and Sadie must run for their lives. To save their dad, they embark on a terrifying quest from Cairo to Paris to the American South-west and discover the truth about their family's connection to the House of Life: an Egyptian temple of magic that has existed for thousands of years. The pharaohs of ancient Egypt are far from dead and buried. And so, unfortunately, are their gods...
 
Hot Money Hot Money
Автор: Жанр: Penguin Group Издательство: Penguin Group Год: 2010 Страниц: 341 Дата загрузки: 11 июля 2011
   Malcolm Pembroke has the gold — and five ex-wives and nine children. When his least likable ex-wife meets violent death, Malcolm begins to worry about his own neck. Malcolm calls on his son Ian to protect him from his nearest — if not always dearest — relatives, and Ian comes up with the critical clue in the dark Pembroke past of greed, hate, lust and revenge.
 
Hopes and Prospects Hopes and Prospects
Автор: Жанр: Penguin Group Издательство: Penguin Group Год: 2011 Страниц: 336 Дата загрузки: 17 апреля 2015
   In this urgent new book, Noam Chomsky surveys the threats and prospects of our early twenty-first century. Exploring challenges such as the growing gap between North and South, American exceptionalism (even under Obama), the fiascos of Iraq and Afghanistan, the Israeli assault on Gaza and the recent financial bailouts, he also sees hope for the future and a way to move forward — in the so-called democratic wave in Latin America and in the global solidarity movements which suggest 'real progress towards freedom and justice'. Hopes and Prospects is essential reading for anyone who is concerned about the primary challenges still facing the human race and is wondering where to find a ray of hope.
 
Freefall: Free Markets and the Sinking of the Global Economy Freefall: Free Markets and the Sinking of the Global Economy
Автор: Жанр: Transworld Publishers Издательство: Penguin Group Год: 2010 Страниц: 480 Дата загрузки: 12 марта 2013
   This devastating and inspiring book, by one of the world's leading economic thinkers, lays out not only the course of the financial crisis which began in 2007, but its underlying causes, and shows why much more radical reforms are needed than are currently being contemplated if we are to avoid similar 'systemic' crises in the future. It shows why the bailout has been only marginally effective and how it could have been much more so, and outlines the enormous opportunity — not yet taken — to design a new global financial architecture. It is highly critical of many of the actions not only of George Bush's administration, but also of Barack Obama's. It shows why the bulk of the cost of recovery should be borne by those in the financial sector — not just for reasons of natural justice, but for compelling economic reasons also. More than any of this, it reminds readers to think constantly about what economies are for, and the human purposes they serve. Freefall is an instant classic, combining an enthralling whodunit account of the current crisis with a bracing discussion of the broader economic issues at stake.
 

 

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