Author: Ramsey Campbell
Overseeing his reluctant staff during an overnight inventory, Woody, an American manager of a British bookstore, works everyone to their limits to prove himself to his superiors but finds the job compromised by a series of bizarre events, including an employee's spontaneous illiteracy and another worker's death in a hit-and-run accident. Reprint.
Author: Sophie Pester, Catharina Bruns
52 creative craft and sewing projects easy enough to complete in just one weekend, designed to keep crafters busy all year long. Supercraft is packed with DIY craft and sewing projects that use everyday materials and innovative techniques so you can upcycle your way to creating something new and stylish. Embroider a notebook, print fabric with starfruit, make a hanging garden for your bathroom, and much, much more. Each of the 52 projects in this book include everything you need to know, with step-by-step photographs and detailed instructions, and are simple enough to finish in a weekend. Craft your way through spring, summer, winter, and fall with Supercraft.
A Long Way to Shiloh
Author: Lionel Davidson
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Casper Laing, the young, fiery and brilliant Professor of Semitic Languages, is asked to decipher an ancient parchment found in Israel. Piecing together its mysterious fragments, his translation soon reveals directions to a shrouded location. Believed to be the secret hiding place of the True Menorah, an ancient and priceless Jewish candelabrum, the Jordanians and Israelis begin a frantic race to claim the prize. Surrounded by violent and treacherous rivals, Casper is enjoined on a deadly adventure deep into the burning Negev desert. A Long Way to Shiloh (1966), Lionel Davidson's third novel, was a Book Society Choice and won the Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger Award as well as the Crime Critics' Award for Best Thriller of the Year. Published in the USA as The Menorah Men, it was a no. 1 bestseller on both sides of the Atlantic. It further cemented his reputation as one of the pre-eminent genre writers of his generation, and was described by the Guardian as 'first-rate' and by the New York Times as 'a supple delight in which learning, wit and style are beautifully integrated.'
Der Herr Karl
Author: Helmut Qualtinger, Carl Merz
"This is a satirical monologue by an older grocery clerk to a young colleague just beginning in the job. His autobiographical narrative reflects the history of Austria in the first half of the 20th century very ironically through the eyes of a typical citizen who shirks responsibility and offers his own version of history."--
Mona Lisa Overdrive
Author: William Gibson
William Gibson, author of the extraordinary multiaward-winning novel Neuromancer, has written his most brilliant and thrilling work to date . . .The Mona Lisa Overdrive. Enter Gibson's unique world--lyric and mechanical, erotic and violent, sobering and exciting--where multinational corporations and high tech outlaws vie for power, traveling into the computer-generated universe known as cyberspace. Into this world comes Mona, a young girl with a murky past and an uncertain future whose life is on a collision course with internationally famous Sense/Net star Angie Mitchell. Since childhood, Angie has been able to tap into cyberspace without a computer. Now, from inside cyberspace, a kidnapping plot is masterminded by a phantom entity who has plans for Mona, Angie, and all humanity, plans that cannot be controlled . . . or even known. And behind the intrigue lurks the shadowy Yazuka, the powerful Japanese underworld, whose leaders ruthlessly manipulate people and events to suit their own purposes . . . or so they think.
Universes collide for the first time in one ultimate, amazing Spider-Man story! Superstar writer Brian Michael Bendis at last unites the wall-crawlers of two worlds! Courtesy of the multiversal machinations of Mysterio, the Marvel Universe's friendly neighborhood Peter Parker meets Ultimate Comics' new kid on the block, Miles Morales, in a landmark tale they said would never be told. The new Ultimate Spider-Man is sure to learn much of power and responsibility from his Amazing counterpart, a grown-up version of his fallen idol. But what lessons lie in wait for an adult Peter in a world at once familiar, yet strikingly different - a world in which he died young, but friends, foes and loved ones live on? COLLECTING: Spider-Men 1-5
Tickle My Ears
Publisher: Gecko Press
It's getting late and time for little rabbit to go to bed. Can you help him with this new bedtime ritual: Clap your hands, plump the pillow, tickle little rabbit's ears, stroke his back, pull up the covers, and a goodnight kiss. And don't forget to turn out the light: here's the switch!
Author: Ben Schott
"From bestselling author and New York Times columnist Ben Schott comes an entertaining and much-needed German dictionary for the human condition, a gift book for wordsmiths and Deutschophiles alike"--
Author: Jean-François Mallet
Learn to cook classic French cuisine the easy way with this French bestseller from professionally trained chef Jean-François Mallet. Taking cooking back to basics, Simplissime is bursting with easy-to-follow and quick recipes for delicious French food. Discover how to make a mouth-watering Apple Tart with Cinnamon with just five ingredients, or Spaghetti with Asparagus and Orange in just three steps. For an impressive dish, whip up mouth-watering Mussels in Curry in a short 15 minutes. Each of the 160 recipes in this book is made up of only 2-6 ingredients, and can be made in a short amount of time. Recipe steps are precise and simple, accompanied by clear photographs of each ingredient and finished dish. Cooking has never been so easy! It's no surprise that this book has been selling a copy every ten seconds in France.
Frankfurt First Class
Author: Heike Klauer, Stefan Fischer
This lively collection of over 100 classroom activities allows teachers to exploit fully the language learning potential of extensive reading. The activities, contributed by teachers who have used them successfully in classrooms all over the world, introduce extensive reading to students, and link it with the rest of the language curriculum. Here is a wealth of ideas for encouraging students to read, and for using students reading experiences for further language practice and learning. These creative and enjoyable speaking, listening, role play, reading, writing, and vocabulary activities are suitable for students of all ages and levels. Each activity is clearly explained, together with a personal note from its author. This is a handbook for teachers of general language courses, or grammar, listening, speaking, writing, or reading courses. It is written for teachers both non-native and native speaking, and for teachers both novice and experienced. It will also be of interest to teacher-educators.
Origami Forest Animals
Author: Lilian McCrea, M. Twinn, Brian Edwards
Walruses of the Arctic
Author: Sara Swan Miller
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
These large marine mammals are perfectly adapted to living in the Arctic. Readers will learn all about walruses, from what they eat and how they raise their young to where they live and how they interact with human beings.
Sammy the Seal
Author: Syd Hoff
Publisher: Harper Collins
Sammy, the adventurous seal, leaves the zoo for the day and ventures into the big, busy city. Along the way he finds a school full of kids and new things to do—and he even learns to read! "So funny and so original that it promises to be one of the most successful books in this best-selling series." (Publishers Weekly) Sammy the Seal is another hilarious, original story by Syd Hoff, the celebrated author of Danny and the Dinosaur. This Level One I Can Read is perfect for shared reading with a child.
Author: Stella Blackstone, Clare Beaton
Publisher: Barefoot Books
A sea horse leads the reader past coral reefs and underwater creatures to a sea horse family hidden in a cave. Includes notes on coral reefs and various marine animals.