Download E-books The Grim Grotto (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 11) PDF

By Lemony Snicket

Warning: Your day becomes very darkish - and doubtless damp - should you learn this book.

Plan to spend this spring in hiding. Lemony Snicket is again with the 11th ebook in his manhattan occasions bestselling a sequence of unlucky Events.

Lemony Snicket's saga concerning the captivating, clever and grossly unfortunate Baudelaire orphans keeps to impress suspicion and melancholy in readers internationally. within the 11th and such a lot alarming quantity but within the bestselling phenomenon a sequence of unlucky occasions, the intrepid siblings delve extra into the darkish secret surrounding the dying in their mom and dad and the baffling VFD organisation.

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By H. G. Wells

H. G. Wells is without doubt one of the pioneers of technology fiction and doubtless probably the most influential authors of that style. even if related to alien invasion, time trip, organic manipulation, expertise long gone awry, or dystopian destiny societies, such a lot modern technology fiction subject matters can in a single approach or one other be traced again to an H. G. Wells novel. As giant a part of H. G. Wells' attraction the truth that his tales discover a number of the so much primary human wishes and fears. additionally they have been laced with an important dose of social feedback. those are only many of the the reason why Wells novels, that have elderly remarkably good, are nonetheless learn this day. Nowhere is the the timelessness of Well's fiction larger illustrated than in "The Sleeper Awakes"--a brief novel a few nineteenth century Englishman who falls in a deep sleep purely to wide awake over 2 hundred later. the area has replaced past acceptance, and "The Sleeper" reveals himself in a outstanding main issue - he has turn into the landlord of the complete planet. This scenario used to be made attainable simply because not anyone quite anticipated him to get up, so for the main half his possession of all of the World's assets was once proposal purely to be nominal. His awakening profoundly shakes this country of worldwide affairs. all of sudden, he reveals himself on the very heart of progressive social upheavals and a fight for the last word energy. This fight is the main target of the bigger a part of the unconventional.

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Download E-books Death in Spring PDF

Death in Spring tells the tale of the weird and damaging customs of a anonymous town—burying the lifeless in bushes after filling their mouths with cement to avoid their soul from escaping, or sending a guy to swim within the river that classes beneath the town—through the eyes of a fourteen-year-old boy who needs to come to phrases with the rhyme and cause of this ritual violence, and along with his wild, child-like, and teenaged stepmother, who turns into his playmate. Musical and rhythmic, this is often really the paintings of a author on the top of her powers.

Mercè Rodoreda (1908–83) is generally considered as an important Catalan author of the 20th century.

Martha Tennent translates from Spanish and Catalan, and got an NEA translation fellowship for her paintings on Rodoreda.

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Download E-books Slammerkin PDF

By Emma Donoghue

Slammerkin: A free dress; a free girl.

Born to tough textile in Hogarth's London, yet eager for silk, Mary Saunders's eye for a sparkly pink ribbon leads her to prostitution at a tender age. a perilous misstep sends her fleeing to Monmouth, and the location of family seamstress, the normal lifetime of a normal woman without expectancies. yet Mary has identified freedom, and having by no means recognized love, it's freedom that motivates her. Mary asks herself if the prostitute who hires out her physique is kind of unfastened than the "honest lady" locked into marriage, or the servant who runs a family now not her personal? And is both as loose as a guy? finally, Mary is still precise in simple terms to the 3 principles she realized at the streets: by no means quit your liberty. outfits make the girl. outfits are the best lie ever instructed.

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Download E-books The Hungry Hills (Durham Trilogy) PDF

By Janet MacLeod Trotter

With the nice struggle nonetheless uncooked within the reminiscence and existence within the Nineteen Twenties mining village of Whitton Grange tough and hazardous, Louie Kirkup desires of a higher destiny. yet with a unwell mom and a wide family members of pitman brothers and father, the day-by-day burdens fall seriously on her younger shoulders. She fears turning into a spinster drudge until eventually she units eyes on 'Red' Sam Ritson - tough, muscled and a normal chief - climb into the boxing ring on the Durham Miners' Gala and determines to marry him. yet Sam, wedded to his conflict for his fellow miners opposed to the ruthless mine proprietor Seward-Scott, is not any excellent husband. As tensions elevate and the overall Strike looms, Louie's brother Eb starts an affair with Eleanor, the mine owner's spouse. With the miners locked out of labor, Louie fears for the destiny of her village and her unborn baby. because the pressure takes its tragic toll, loving and dependable Louie needs to remain powerful for all of them. Written with compassion, humour and a vibrant immediacy, The Hungry Hills is an unforgettable saga of 2 very diverse households residing during the dramas of Twenties Britain. The Hungry Hills was once shortlisted for The Sunday instances younger author of the yr Award and is the 1st within the Durham Mining Trilogy.

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Download E-books The Price of Admiralty (Battlecruiser Alamo, Book 1) PDF

By Richard Tongue

Battlecruiser Alamo, less than its new commander, Lieutenant-Captain Daniel Marshall, is introduced with a half-trained yet fully-resentful staff on a determined venture that may ascertain the destiny of the nascent Triplanetary house Fleet, removing the unknown enemies which were attacking transport within the uncharted approach, Lalande 21185. whilst he makes an unforeseen discovery, the stakes simply keep it up emerging; with enemies on house and floor, can Marshall store his send – and an international?

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By Karolina Ramqvist

Saga minns mycket väl hur själva födelseögonblicket såg ut. Konstigt vore det annars. Varenda gång hon fyller år visar hennes mamma filmen från förlossningen. Det ögonblick där det lilla barn som blir Saga själv krystas ut.

Sagas mamma är konstnär och radikalfeminist. Hon lär Saga att det viktigaste av allt är att bli en stark och självständig kvinna som inte behöver någon guy. Kort sagt, en sådan kvinna som Sagas mamma är. Och som dotter until en sådan får guy också räkna med att klara sig på egen hand. Saga har längtat efter allt som vuxenlivet innebär. Hon vill ut i staden, erövra dagen och natten.

Första steget är gymnasiet på Södra Latin, nya vänskaper, café au lait, cigaretter och klubbar. Det är Stockholm, det är 90-tal, och Saga tar sig snabbt in i de inre kretsarna. Hon och hennes kompis Pauline lär känna de rätta människorna, får ligga, festa och vara fria. Det är nu allt ska hända och alla vill ha en ung tjej. Samtidigt plågas Saga av en gnagande känsla av leda. Och känslan av att hon borde GÖRA någonting. Som 40-talisterna gjorde vid Grupp 8:s stencileringsapparater och i demonstrationerna för fri abort och dagis. De hade mål och mening. males vad blev över until kvinnorna i nästa iteration? Hur blir guy Kvinna?

Ur tomheten försöker Saga vaska fram en egen karta över vilka slag som finns kvar att utkämpa. Saga har länge spanat in Victor Schantz, Stockholms vackraste guy. Han är äldre, han känner alla och alla vill framför allt känna honom. De inleder ett förhållande. Eller: hon får i alla fall ligga med honom. Han befaller och hon följer. Deras relation är hemlig, destruktiv, förnedrande. Ett förhållande som står i rak motsats until eventually allt Saga fått lära sig att hon ska vara. until allt det hon until eventually synes är.

I Karolina Ramqvists nya roman får vi följa en ung kvinna genom ungdomens alla stadier, från de första stegen ut ur barndomen och fram until klivet in i ett självständigt vuxenliv. Det är skrivet med nerv och klarsynthet om en new release pressad mellan uttalade och outtalade krav och en känsla av övergivenhet.

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By Nick Sagan

Now in paperback: the follow-up to Idlewild,.

A microbial apocalypse known as Black Ep has almost wiped humanity from the globe. The few to outlive the epidemic are actually devoted to the duty of rebuilding a relaxed society, yet now not each person stocks this idyllic imaginative and prescient. and because the factions conflict, a brand new organic possibility strikes opposed to them to complete what Black Ep all started.

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By Joe Haldeman

The passengers aboard the starship advert Astra spend such a lot in their time at the thousand-year trip to Beta Hydrii in the digital truth of twentieth-century Earth. There, they could event nostalgia for the complication of a existence they have due to the fact advanced past.

But whilst humans contained in the digital truth chamber begin to die, engineer Jacob Brewer reveals himself face-to-face with a sentient laptop captivated with humanity. It has positioned itself in control of the send. And it desires to check with Jacob...

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