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Children´s Classics Collection

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Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.Whether you want to chase after Alice into Wonderland or Mary into The Secret Garden, get caught up with Anne's mischief in Green Gables or lost in Hans Christian Anderson's whimsical fairy stories, these classic tales will take you on unforgettable adventures. Each gorgeous box set includes beautifully designed, pocket sized editions of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll with original illustrations by John Tenniel, illustrated editions of Best Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Anderson and Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery, and The Secret Gar.. Zistiť viac >>



The Business 2.0 Intermediate B1+: Audio CDs (2) - John Allison

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Based on the success of the original edition, The Business 2.0 continues to offer Business English students the confidence, language and fundamentals skills they need to succeed in the competitive international business environment. Based on feedback from users, research into business English studies and the ever-evolving needs of employers The Business 2.0 has been improved in a number of ways. There is a strong focus on the 'intangible' business skills - emotional intelligence and interpersonal abilities. So not only is the student prepared with the business language and knowledge but also as a well-rounded and receptive approach to dealing professionally with others. The Business eWorkbook - an integral part of the course on a personal computer or laptop. This includes extra language pr.. Zistiť viac >>



Killing Patton - Bill O´Reilly

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General George S. Patton, Jr. died under mysterious circumstances in the months following the end of World War II. For almost seventy years, there has been suspicion that his death was not an accident-and may very well have been an act of assassination. Killing Patton takes readers inside the final year of the war and recounts the events surrounding Patton's tragic demise, naming names of the many powerful individuals who wanted him silenced... Zistiť viac >>



Heads You Win - Jeffrey Archer

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Alexander Karpenko is no ordinary child, and from an early age, it is clear he is destined to lead his countrymen. But when his father is assassinated by the KGB for defying the state, he and his mother will have to escape from Russia if they hope to survive. At the docks, they are confronted with an irreversible choice: should they board a container ship bound for America, or Great Britain? Alexander leaves that choice to the toss of a coin . . .In a single moment, a double twist decides Alexander's future. During an epic tale of fate and fortune, spanning two continents and thirty years, we follow his triumphs and defeats as he struggles as an immigrant to conquer his new world. As this unique story unfolds, Alexander comes to realize where his destiny lies, and accepts that he must face.. Zistiť viac >>



A Higher Loyalty : Truth, Lies, and Leadership - James Comey

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In his forthcoming book, former FBI director James Comey shares his never-before-told experiences from some of the highest-stakes situations of his career in the past two decades of American government, exploring what good, ethical leadership looks like, and how it drives sound decisions. His journey provides an unprecedented entry into the corridors of power, and a remarkable lesson in what makes an effective leader. Mr. Comey served as director of the FBI from 2013 to 2017, appointed to the post by President Barack Obama. He previously served as U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, and the U.S. deputy attorney general in the administration of President George W. Bush. From prosecuting the Mafia and Martha Stewart to helping change the Bush administration's policies on to.. Zistiť viac >>



A Column of Fire - Ken Follett

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The saga that has enthralled the millions of readers of The Pillars of the Earth and World Without End now continues with Ken Follett's magnificent, gripping A Column of Fire. Christmas 1558, and young Ned Willard returns home to Kingsbridge to find his world has changed. The ancient stones of Kingsbridge Cathedral look down on a city torn by religious hatred. Europe is in turmoil as high principles clash bloodily with friendship, loyalty and love, and Ned soon finds himself on the opposite side from the girl he longs to marry, Margery Fitzgerald. Then Elizabeth Tudor becomes queen and all of Europe turns against England. The shrewd, determined young monarch immediately sets up the country's first secret service to give her early warning of assassination plots, rebellions and invasion plan.. Zistiť viac >>



Gateway B2: Student´s Book - David Spencer

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Gateway je pětidílná učebnice angličtiny pro střední školy v pokročilostech A2 až B2+ připravující studenty k základní (ZÚ) i vyšší úrovni (VÚ) maturity z angličtiny. - učebnice Popis:Gateway je pětidílná učebnice angličtiny pro střední školy v pokročilostech A2 až B2+ připravující studenty k základní (ZÚ) i vyšší úrovni (VÚ) maturity z angličtiny. * Učebnice rozvíjí jazykové dovednosti i testové strategie, aby studenti dosáhli u maturitní zkoušky    co nejlepšího výsledku. *  Učebnice angličtiny Gateway je doplněna cvičnými testy k české maturitní zkoušce z angličtiny     s rozbory a komentáři v češtině, které umožňují studentům si osvojit správné postupy vypracování     testových úloh. *  Učeb.. Zistiť viac >>



The Nix - Nathan Hill

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'The best new writer of fiction in America. The best.' John Irving Meet Samuel: stalled writer, bored teacher at a local college, obsessive player of online video games. He hasn't seen his mother, Faye, in decades, not since she abandoned her family when he was a boy. Now she has suddenly reappeared, having committed an absurd politically motivated crime that electrifies the nightly news, beguiles the Internet, and inflames a divided America. The media paints Faye as a radical hippie with a sordid past, but as far as Samuel knows, his mother was an ordinary girl who married her high-school sweetheart. Which version of his mother is true? Two facts are certain: she's facing some serious charges, and she needs Samuel's help. As Samuel begins to excavate his mother's - and his country's - his.. Zistiť viac >>



I´am Just No Good At Rhyming - Chris Harris

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Smart and sweet, wild and wicked, brilliantly funny - it's everything a book for kids should be" BJ Novak, actor and bestselling author of The Book With No Pictures Forget what you think you know about poetry - this is something totally different. Chris Harris's I'm Just No Good At Rhyming combines wit, wordplay and nonsense with visual and verbal tricks to make you look at the world in a new and wonderfully upside-down way, reminiscent of Shel Silverstein. This entirely unique collection offers a surprise around every corner, from the ongoing rivalry between the author and illustrator, to the mysteriously misnumbered pages that can only be deciphered by a certain code-cracking verse, to a poem that is 100% genuinely infinite. Adding to the fun: Lane Smith, winner of the CILIP Kate Greenaw.. Zistiť viac >>



The Sparshilt Affair

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n October 1940, the handsome young David Sparsholt arrives in Oxford. A keen athlete and oarsman, he at first seems unaware of the effect he has on others - particularly on the lonely and romantic Evert Dax, son of a celebrated novelist and destined to become a writer himself. While the Blitz rages in London, Oxford exists at a strange remove: an ephemeral, uncertain place, in which nightly blackouts conceal secret liaisons. Over the course of one momentous term, David and Evert forge an unlikely friendship that will colour their lives for decades to come . . . Alan Hollinghurst's masterly new novel evokes the intimate relationships of a group of friends bound together by art, literature and love across three generations. It explores the social and sexual revolutions of the most pivotal ye.. Zistiť viac >>



Full Disclosure - Stormy Daniels

Full Disclosure - Stormy Daniels shop >>

She was already well-known in some circles before March 6, 2018, but that’s probably the first time you heard the name Stormy Daniels. That’s the day she filed a lawsuit against President Donald Trump over a nondisclosure agreement negotiated before the election but never signed. How did Stormy Daniels become the woman willing to take on a president? What is it like to be reviled by some, held up as a beacon of hope by others, and to be an object of fascination to all? In Full Disclosure, Stormy Daniels tells her whole story for the first time: everything about the events that led to the nondisclosure agreement and the behind-the-scenes attempts to intimidate her, how she came to be a leading actress and director in the adult film business, and the full truth about her journey from a.. Zistiť viac >>



Range : How Generalists Triumph in a Spe - David Epstein

Range : How Generalists Triumph in a Spe - David Epstein shop >>

'David Epstein manages to make me thoroughly enjoy the experience of being told that everything I thought about something was wrong. I loved Range.' - Malcolm Gladwell, bestselling author of Outliers. The ground-breaking and exhilarating exploration into how to be successful in the 21st Century. From the `10,000 hours rule' to the power of Tiger parenting, we have been taught that success in any field requires early specialization and many hours of deliberate practice. And, worse, that if you dabble or delay, you'll never catch up with those who got a head start. This is completely wrong. In this landmark book, David Epstein shows you that the way to succeed is by sampling widely, gaining a breadth of experiences, taking detours, experimenting relentlessly, juggling many interests.. Zistiť viac >>



The Skripal Files: The Life and Near Dea - Mark Urban

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Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were enjoying a rare and peaceful Sunday spent together, completely unaware that they had been poisoned with the deadly nerve agent Novichok. Hours later both were found slumped on a park bench close to death. Following their attempted murders on British soil, Russia was publicly accused by the West of carrying out the attack, marking a new low for international relations between the two since the end of the Cold War. This is the definitive account of how Skripal’s story fits into the wider context of the new spy war between Russia and the West. The Skripal Files explores the time Skripal spent as a spy in the Russian military intelligence, how he was turned to work as an agent by MI6, his imprisonment in Russia and his eventual release as part of a .. Zistiť viac >>



Motivate! 2: Student´s Book Pack - Emma Heyderman

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Motivate! is a four-level course (A1-B1) which contains a wealth of material which is of genuine interest to young teenagers (10-14). Diversity is a key characteristic of today's increasingly international, multicultural and multilingual world, and classrooms these days are equally diverse. Motivate! reflects the wide range of different linguistic capabilities of students in the lower secondary stage in their school career, as well as their varied levels of experience and cultural awareness. Motivate! offers: graded language: Motivate! aims to teach students how to communicate effectively in English. So the presentation of language is always clear and practised thoroughly. Units are clearly structured and easy to follow. The introduction of new grammar and vocabulary is carefully graded, a.. Zistiť viac >>



Dead If You Don´t - Peter James

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A PARENT'S WORST NIGHTMARE IS GRACE'S DEADLIEST CASE . . .Roy Grace, creation of the CWA Diamond Dagger award winning author Peter James, faces his most complex case yet in Dead If You Don't. Kipp Brown, successful businessman and compulsive gambler, is having the worst run of luck of his life. He's beginning to lose big style. However, taking his teenage son, Mungo, to their club's big Saturday afternoon football match should have given him a welcome respite, if only for a few hours. But it' at the stadium where his nightmare begins. Within minutes of arriving at the game, Kipp bumps into a client. He takes his eye of Mungo for a few moments, and in that time, the boy is gone. Then he gets the terrifying message that someone has his child, and to get him back alive, Kipp will have to pay... Zistiť viac >>



Help Me! : One Woman´s Quest to Find Out - Marianne Power

Help Me! : One Woman´s Quest to Find Out - Marianne Power shop >>

Marianne Power was stuck in a rut. Then one day she wondered: could self-help books help her find the elusive perfect life? She decided to test one book a month for a year, following their advice to the letter. What would happen if she followed the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People? Really felt The Power of Now? Could life be transformed? Because she honestly did want all the things these books promised. To find a Love that Lasts and to unearth The Secret to making your dreams come true. What begins as a clever experiment becomes an achingly poignant story. Because self-help can change your life - but not necessarily for the better . . . Help Me is a hysterically funny and incredibly moving book about a wild and ultimately redemptive journey that will resonate with anyone who's ev.. Zistiť viac >>



The Burning Chambers - Kate Mosseová

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Bringing sixteenth-century Languedoc vividly to life, Kate Mosse's The Burning Chambers is a gripping story of love and betrayal, mysteries and secrets; of war and adventure, conspiracies and divided loyalties . . . Carcassonne 1562: Nineteen-year-old Minou Joubert receives an anonymous letter at her father's bookshop. Sealed with a distinctive family crest, it contains just five words: SHE KNOWS THAT YOU LIVE. But before Minou can decipher the mysterious message, a chance encounter with a young Huguenot convert, Piet Reydon, changes her destiny forever. For Piet has a dangerous mission of his own, and he will need Minou's help if he is to get out of La Cite alive. Toulouse: As the religious divide deepens in the Midi, and old friends become enemies, Minou and Piet both find themselves tra.. Zistiť viac >>



Spálená obloha - Gilly Macmillanová

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Stačí jen okamžik – a život se změní v peklo. A umí ho vykreslit nejen Gillian Flynnová... Rachel Jennerová zůstala na moment pozadu. Od té chvíle se její osmiletý syn Ben pohřešuje. Avšak co se vlastně onoho osudového odpoledne na jejich procházce v lese stalo? Rachel se zhroutí svět, navíc proti sobě poštve téměř celou veřejnost. Ani spolupráce s policií neprobíhá zrovna ideálně. Ubíhají minuty, hodiny, dny... neúprosně ukrajují šanci, že Ben je ještě naživu. Že se najde. A vrátí se zpět. Rachel zjistí, že nikomu nemůže věřit. Dá se však věřit Rachel? Sugestivní, originální psychothriller – bestseller vycházející v sedmnácti zemích – je určen všem, komu utkvěla v paměti atmosféra románů Ostré předměty a .. Zistiť viac >>



Long Road to Mercy

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The Number One Bestseller. Long Road to Mercy is the heart-pounding first novel in the FBI Special Agent Atlee Pine series by bestselling author David Baldacci. `Eeny, meeny, miny, moe . . .' It is thirty years since FBI special agent Atlee Pine's twin sister, Mercy, was taken from the room they shared as young children. Notorious serial killer Daniel James Tor, was caught and convicted of other murders, and while there's no proof, Atlee believes he knows what happened to Mercy. Tor still resides in a high-security prison in Colorado. Assigned to the remote wilds of the western United States, Atlee has never stopped the search for her sister, and, wracked with survivor's guilt, she has spent her life hunting down those who hurt others. She will always ask herself, `Why her, and not.. Zistiť viac >>



Dokonalá - Gilly Macmillanová

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Bestsellerová autorka Gilly Macmillanová přichází po Spálené obloze s novým znepokojujícím psychothrillerem. Pro všechny, kteří ji znají, je Zoe Maiseyová – dětský génius a hudební senzace – jednoduše dokonalá. Jenomže před několika lety zavinila Zoe tragédii. Svůj trest si odpykala a teď je zase volná. Matka a otčím ji a jejího nevlastního bratra všemožně podporují v jejich nadání ke hře na klavír. Ten den je čeká životní vystoupení. O půlnoci však Zoeyinu matku naleznou mrtvou….. Zistiť viac >>



You Will Know Me - Megan Abbott

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Katie and her husband Eric have made their daughter Devon the centre of their world. Talented, determined, a rising gymnastics star, Devon is the focus of her parents' lives and the lynchpin of their marriage. There is nothing they wouldn't do for her. When a violent hit-and-run accident sends shockwaves through their close-knit community, Katie is immediately concerned for her daughter. She and Eric have worked so hard to protect Devon from anything that might distract or hurt her. That's what every parent wants for their child, after all. Even if they don't realize how much you've sacrificed for them. Even if they are keeping secrets from you ...A mother knows best ...doesn't she? Plotted with all the brilliance of Dare Me, and written with the compassion of The Fever, the astonishing Yo.. Zistiť viac >>



Dollars and Sense : Money Mishaps and How to Avoid Them - Dan Ariely

Dollars and Sense : Money Mishaps and How to Avoid Them - Dan Ariely shop >>

Blending humor and behavioral economics, the New York Times bestselling author of Predictably Irrational delves into the truly illogical world of personal finance to help people better understand why they make bad financial decisions, and gives them the knowledge they need to make better ones. Why does paying for things often feel like it causes physical pain? Why does it cost you money to act as your own real estate agent? Why are we comfortable overpaying for something now just because we've overpaid for it before? In Dollars and Sense, world renowned economist Dan Ariely answers these intriguing questions and many more as he explains how our irrational behavior often interferes with our best intentions when it comes to managing our finances. Partnering with financial comedian and writer.. Zistiť viac >>



Miss Jane - Brad Watson

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'As unexpectedly beguiling as it is affecting.' Daily Mail Since his award-winning debut collection of stories, Last Days of the Dog-Men, Brad Watson's work has been as melancholy, witty, strange, and lovely as any in America. Inspired by the true story of his own great-aunt, he explores the life of Miss Jane Chisolm, born in rural, early-twentieth-century Mississippi with a genital birth defect that would stand in the way of the central "uses" for a woman in that time and place - namely, sex and marriage. From the country doctor who adopts Jane to the hard tactile labor of farm life, from the sensual and erotic world of nature around her to the boy who loved but was forced to leave her, the world of Miss Jane Chisolm is anything but barren. Free to satisfy only herself, she mesmerizes tho.. Zistiť viac >>



Gateway to Maturita 2nd Edition A1+: Wor

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Učebnice Gateway to Maturita splňuje všechny požadavky na výuku na střední škole a na přípravu na maturitu. Zaujmout studenty středních škol není vždy jednoduché. Díky učebnici Gateway to Maturita je tento úkol mnohem snazší... Zistiť viac >>



Footprints Level 6: Activity Book - Donna Shaw

Footprints Level 6: Activity Book - Donna Shaw shop >>

Krásně ilustrovaný šestidílný kurz s vyšší úrovní angličtiny než tradiční kurzy, vhodný pro jazykové školy, děti ve věku 8 - 12 let. - pracovní sešit, 6. díl Popis: Učebnice angličtiny pro děti Footprints je určena dětem ve věku 8 - 12 let. Záměrem bylo vytvořit učebnici pro skupiny dětí s lepší znalostí angličtiny. Proto je učebnice vhodná zejména pro dětské kurzy jazykových škol zaměřené na upevnění a rozšíření učiva probíraného na základní škole.Hlavní vlastnosti učebnicepříběhy tvoří silný prvek v každé lekci doprovázený hádankami, které vedou žáky k rozluštění záhady a k další epizodě příběhu v následující lekcitématicky se učebnice vyvíjí s dětmi, vyšší díly jsou přizpůsobeny vyšší.. Zistiť viac >>



The Favourite Sister - Jessica Knoll

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From the author of the bestselling debut novel of 2015 Luckiest Girl Alive comes Jessica Knoll's new thriller, featuring a pair of competitive and uber-successful sisters whose secrets and lies result in murder. Brett and Kelly Courtney are the shining jewels in a New York-based reality TV show called Goal Diggers. One of the most popular shows on American national television, its fiercely competitive cast of five self-made women are defined by their success, beauty and ruthless drive to reach the top by whatever means necessary.The Courtney sisters' rivalry goes skin deep despite the blossoming business they have built together that helps disadvantaged women in Morocco. Harbouring bitter jealousies and dark secrets about their manufactured screen lives they're joined by three other hyper-.. Zistiť viac >>



Vicious Circle

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Love. Loss. Revenge. When Hector Cross's life is overturned, he immediately recognizes the ruthless hand of an enemy he has faced many times before. A terrorist group has re-emerged - like a deadly scorpion from beneath its rock. Determined to fight back, Hector draws together a team of his most loyal friends from his former life in Cross Bow Security, a company originally contracted to protect his beloved wife, Hazel Bannock, and her company, the Bannock Oil Corp. Together, they travel to the remotest parts of the Middle East, to hunt down those who pursue him and his loved ones. For Hazel and Hector have a child, a precious daughter, who he will go to the ends of the earth to protect. And brutal figures from the Bannock family's past - thought long-gone - are returning, with an agenda so.. Zistiť viac >>



The Go-Away Bird - Julia Donaldson

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A gorgeous story about friendship and working together from a star picture-book partnership, the bestselling Julia Donaldson and award-winning Catherine Rayner. `The Go-Away bird sat up in her nest, With her fine grey wings and her fine grey crest.' One by one, the other birds fly into her tree, wanting to talk or to play, but the Go-Away bird just shakes her head and sends them all away. But then the dangerous Get-You bird comes along, and she soon realizes that she might need some friends after all . . . The Go-Away Bird combines brilliant rhyming verse from much-loved children's author Julia Donaldson, creator of the bestselling picture books The Gruffalo and What the Ladybird Heard, with stunning illustrations from the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal-winning Catherine Rayner. A charm.. Zistiť viac >>



Our Iceberg is Melting - John P. Kotter

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The huge international bestseller: a simple fable with profound lessons for working and living in an ever changing world... Zistiť viac >>



White - Bret Easton Ellis

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Bret Easton Ellis is most famous for his era-defining novel American Psycho and its terrifying anti-hero, Patrick Bateman. With that book, and many times since, Ellis proved himself to be one of the world's most fearless and clear-sighted observers of society - the glittering surface and the darkness beneath. In White, his first work of non-fiction, Ellis offers a wide-ranging exploration of what the hell is going on right now. He tells personal stories from his own life. He writes with razor-sharp precision about the music, movies, books and TV he loves and hates. He examines the ways our culture, politics and relationships have changed over the last four decades. He talks about social media, Hollywood celebrities and Donald Trump. Ellis considers conflicting positions without flinch.. Zistiť viac >>



Gateway B2: Workbook - Frances Treolar

Gateway B2: Workbook - Frances Treolar shop >>

Gateway je pětidílná učebnice angličtiny pro střední školy v pokročilostech A2 až B2+ připravující studenty k základní (ZÚ) i vyšší úrovni (VÚ) maturity z angličtiny. - pracovní sešit, na konci knihy jsou testy a výkladový slovníček s příklady použití Popis:Gateway je pětidílná učebnice angličtiny pro střední školy v pokročilostech A2 až B2+ připravující studenty k základní (ZÚ) i vyšší úrovni (VÚ) maturity z angličtiny. * Učebnice rozvíjí jazykové dovednosti i testové strategie, aby studenti dosáhli u maturitní zkoušky    co nejlepšího výsledku. *  Učebnice angličtiny Gateway je doplněna cvičnými testy k české maturitní zkoušce z angličtiny     s rozbory a komentáři v češtině, které umožňují stude.. Zistiť viac >>



Last Days - Adam Nevill

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Winner of the August Derleth award, Last Days is a chilling and terrifying novel from master of horror, Adam Nevill. The Temple of the Last Days. The brutal cult with a history of murder, sex and occult dealings destroyed itself during one night of ritualistic violence decades ago. Or so they thought...Kyle Freeman is an indie film-maker with no money and few options, so when he lands a commission to make a documentary about The Temple of the Last Days he jumps at the chance. Little does he know that his investigation into the cult's bloody history will lead him into the darkest places he's ever been. As they travel from the London and France to Arizona tracing the path of the cult, uncanny events, out-of-body experiences, ghastly artefacts and visits by the merciless 'old friends' plague .. Zistiť viac >>



Motivate! 2:  Workbook Pack ENG - Emma Heyderman

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A 4-level course for secondary and for schools with fewer contact hours (2-3 per week). It starts at A1 and ends at B1. The course will meet different sales and marketing needs primarily in our CEE markets (incl. Russia and Turkey, Kazakhstan and Ukraine) and will be treated as replacement/alternative to Smash and Tempo. Some markets will be looking to reach out to new segments of secondary, others will be targeting whole new markets that we're not present in, and finally, just having an alternative course for this segment to take to our customers is seen as a welcome opportunity to increase Macmillan's market share in lower secondary. The course is a version of the Spanish ESO course Interface and offers a solid and well-paced approach to teaching grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and th.. Zistiť viac >>



The Count of Monte Cristo - Alexander Dumas

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The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas is the ultimate novel of retribution. Based on a true story, it recounts the story of Edouard Dantes, his betrayal and imprisonment in the sinister Chateau d'If. Years later, Paris is intrigued by the mysterious Count of Monte Cristo, who bursts onto the Paris social scene with his millions. He encounters the three principal betrayers of Dantes who have prospered in the post-Napoleonic boom and, one by one, their lives fall apart. The book was a huge, popular success when it was first serialized in 1844, and remains the greatest tale of revenge.This beautiful, abridged Macmillan Collector's Library edition of The Count of Monte Cristo features an afterword by Marcus Clapham.Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library i.. Zistiť viac >>



It Shouldn´t Happen to a Vet - James Herriot

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This beautiful Macmillan Collector's Library edition of the second volume in James Herriot's memoirs, It Shouldn't Happen to a Vet, features an afterword by actress Carol Drinkwater, who starred as Helen Herriot in the BBC's All Creatures Great and Small.It Shouldn't Happen to a Vet sees recently qualified vet James Herriot firmly ensconced in the sleepy Yorkshire village of Darrowby, and acclimatized to life with his unpredictable colleagues, brothers Siegfried and Tristan Farnon. But veterinary practice in the 1930s was never going to be easy, and there are challenges on the horizon, from persuading his clients to let him use his 'modern' equipment, to becoming an uncle to a pig called Nugent. Throw in his first encounters with Helen, the beautiful daughter of a local farmer, and this ye.. Zistiť viac >>



Cold Earth - Ann Cleevesová

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Cold Earth is the seventh book in Ann Cleeves' bestselling Shetland series - a major BBC One drama starring Douglas Henshall. In the dark days of a Shetland winter, torrential rain triggers a landslide that crosses the main Lerwick-Sumburgh road and sweeps down to the sea. At the burial of his old friend Magnus Tait, Jimmy Perez watches the flood of mud and peaty water smash through a croft house in its path. Everyone thinks the croft is uninhabited, but in the wreckage he finds the body of a dark-haired woman wearing a red silk dress. In his mind, she shares his Mediterranean ancestry and soon he becomes obsessed with tracing her identity. Then it emerges that she was already dead before the landslide hit the house. Perez knows he must find out who she was, and how she died. Als.. Zistiť viac >>



Round About the Christmas Tree : A Miscellany of Festive Stories - Becky Brown

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Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure. This edition is introduced by Ned Halley and features charming illustrations by Alice Ercle Hunt.Round About the Christmas Tree is the perfect Christmas gift for book lovers as all facets of the festive season are represented here in one gorgeous volume. This anthology shows what an inspiration Christmas was for so many famous writers; whether it be a time for celebration, for family, or a chance to remember those in hardship. There are heart-warming stories from Charles Dickens and E. Nesbit, comic fun from G. K Chesterton and Saki, touching whimsy from Hans Christian Anderson and even crim.. Zistiť viac >>



Poetry of the First World War - Marcus Clapham

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The First World War was one of the deadliest conflicts in modern history and produced horrors undreamed of by the young men who cheerfully volunteered for a war that was supposed to be over by Christmas. Whether in the patriotic enthusiasm of Rupert Brooke, the disillusionment of Charles Hamilton Sorley, or the bitter denunciations of Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen, the war produced an astonishing outpouring of powerful poetry. The major poets are all represented in this beautiful Macmillan Collector's Library anthology, Poetry of the First World War, alongside many others whose voices are less well known, and their verse is accompanied by contemporary motifs.Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved clas.. Zistiť viac >>



Operation Chaos : The Vietnam Deserters - Behrouz Boochani

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'A remarkable story of subterfuge and brainwashing that few Hollywood scriptwriters could have made up' Simon Heffer, author of The Age of Decadence In 1967, at the height of the Vietnam War, an exodus begins. A thousand American deserters and draft-resisters escape the brutal fighting for the calm shores of Stockholm. These defectors are young, radical and want to start a revolution. The Swedes treat their new guests like rock stars - but the CIA is going to put a stop to that. It's a job for the deep-cover men of Operation Chaos and their allies - agents who know how to invade radical organizations and crush them from the inside. And within a few months, the GIs have turned on each other - and the interrogations and recriminations begin. A gripping espionage story filled with a ho.. Zistiť viac >>



Hippo Has a Hat - Julia Donaldson

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There's chaos in the clothes shop when the animals go on a glorious shopping spree. Zebra's zip is stuck and Toad's tracksuit is far too big, but Flamingo finds a stylish bag, and Caterpillar's shoes are really cool. You've never seen a fashion show like it!.. Zistiť viac >>



This Census-Taker - China Mieville

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In a remote house on a hilltop, a lonely boy witnesses a traumatic event. He tries - and fails - to flee. Left alone with his increasingly deranged parent, he dreams of safety, of joining the other children in the town below, of escape. When at last a stranger knocks at his door, the boy senses that his days of isolation might be over. But by what authority does this man keep the meticulous records he carries? What is the purpose behind his questions? Is he friend? Enemy? Or something else altogether? A novella filled with beauty, terror and strangeness, This Census-Taker is a poignant and riveting exploration of memory and identity... Zistiť viac >>



Room - Emma Donoghue

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Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2010 NOW A MAJOR FILM STARRING BRIE LARSON Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize Shortlisted for the Orange Prize Jack is five. He lives with his Ma. They live in a single, locked room. They don't have the key. Jack and Ma are prisoners... Zistiť viac >>



King and Maxwell

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She's trained to kill. He's beaten the best. This time all bets are off. Former Secret Service Agents turned private investigators, Sean King and Michelle Maxwell, return in their most surprising, personal and dangerous case to date. King and Maxwell encounter teenager Tyler Wingo when he has just received the tragic news that his soldier father has been killed in Afghanistan. But then Tyler receives an email from his father...after his supposed death. Sean and Michelle are hired to solve the mystery, and their investigation leads to deeper, even more troubling questions. Could Tyler's father really still be alive? Was his mission all that it seemed? Has Tyler's life been a lie, and could he be the next target? It's clear that King and Maxwell have stumbled upon something even more siniste.. Zistiť viac >>



Vyvrhel - Gilly Macmillanová

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Gilly Macmillanová po bestselleru Spálená obloha přichází s dalším temným thrillerem: Nejlepší kamarádi Noah a Abdi se od sebe nehnou ani na krok. Jenže když je v bristolském Feeder Canalu nalezen Noah v bezvědomí, Abdi nechce - nebo nemůže - říct, co se stalo. Detektiv Jim Clemo si odbyl povinné volno, které mu šéfová naordinovala po posledním případu, a vrací se do práce. Má prošetřit tuhle nešťastnou nehodu. Jenomže nic není, jak se zdá, a to, co vypadalo jako klukovina, která se zvrhla, se mění ve veřejnou bitvu. Noah je Brit, Abdi do Bristolu s rodinou přišel ze Somálska. A napětí mezi místními a uprchlíky prudce narůstá. Na pozadí strachu a nenávisti bojují dvě rodiny o své syny. A hlavně: chtějí znát pravdu. Nikdo z nich .. Zistiť viac >>



The Last Mile

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Memories can be a real killer Melvin Mars awaits his fate on Death Row. He was one of America's most promising football stars until, aged twenty-years-old, he was arrested and convicted for the murder of his parents just as he was due to begin a very lucrative contract with the NFL. When Amos Decker, newly appointed special agent with the FBI, hears the news that Melvin was saved in the final seconds before his execution because someone has confessed to the killings, he persuades his boss to allow him to carry out an investigation into the Mars murders. There are facts about the case which don't add up, and as the investigation deepens, Decker and his team uncover layer upon layer of lies and deception which are rooted at a time in American history which most would rather forget, but some .. Zistiť viac >>



A Simple Favour (Film Tie In) - Darcey Bellová

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Now a major film starring Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively as a pair of mismatched best friends, each with something to hide . . . 'Packed with betrayal, secrets and plenty of twists and turns' - Telegraph What happened to Emily? When her best friend, Emily, asks Stephanie to pick up her son from school she agrees happily. Their children are classmates and best friends. And five-year-olds love being together - just like she and Emily. As a widow and stay-at-home blogger mum living in suburban Connecticut, Stephanie was lonely until she met Emily, a glamorous and successful PR executive. The trouble is that Emily doesn't come back. No matter what the police say, Stephanie knows that she would never leave her son. Terrified, she reaches out to her fellow mummy bloggers. And she als.. Zistiť viac >>



Our Souls At Night - Kent Haruf

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'I loved Our Souls at Night' David Nicholls Our Souls at Night is a deeply affecting love story, adapted into a film starring Jane Fonda and Robert Redford. This is a love story. A story about growing old with grace. Addie Moore and Louis Waters have been neighbours for years. Now they both live alone, their houses empty of family, their quiet nights solitary. Then one evening Addie pays Louis a visit. Soon to be a major film starring Robert Redford and Jane Fonda. Their brave adventures form the beating heart of Our Souls at Night, Kent Haruf's exquisite final novel... Zistiť viac >>



Children of Virtue and Vengeance - Tomi Adeyemi

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Children of Virtue and Vengeance is the breathtaking second title in Tomi Adeyemi's YA fantasy trilogy, Legacy of Orisha, following her ground-breaking, West African-inspired debut Children of Blood and Bone. After battling the impossible, Zelie and Amari have finally succeeded in bringing magic back to the land of Orisha. But the ritual was more powerful than they imagined, reigniting the powers of not only the maji but also some nobles with magic ancestry. Now, Zelie struggles to unite the maji in an Orisha where the enemy is just as strong and magical as they are. When Amari's mother forms an army of royals with newly awakened powers, Zelie fights to secure Amari's right to the throne and protect the new maji from the monarchy's wrath. But with civil war looming on the horizon, Zelie.. Zistiť viac >>



Cowboys and Aliens - J. D. Vingeová

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This book is based on the movie "Cowboys and Aliens" starring Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig. 1875, New Mexico Territory. A stranger with no memory of his past stumbles into the hard desert town of Absolution. The only hint to his history is a mysterious shackle that encircles one wrist. What he discovers is that the people of Absolution don't welcome strangers, and nobody makes a move on its streets unless ordered to do so by the iron-fisted Colonel Dolarhyde. It's a town that lives in fear. But Absolution is about to experience fear it can scarcely comprehend as the desolate city is attacked by marauders from the sky. Screaming down with breath-taking velocity and blinding lights to abduct the helpless one by one, these monsters challenge everything the residents have ever known. Now, th.. Zistiť viac >>



Y is for Yesterday - Sue Graftonová

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Y is for Yesterday is the twenty-fifth in the Kinsey Millhone mystery series by Sue Grafton. The darkest and most disturbing case report from the files of Kinsey Millhone, Y is for Yesterday begins in 1979, when four teenage boys from an elite private school sexually assault a fourteen-year-old classmate - and film the attack. Not long after, the tape goes missing and the suspected thief, a fellow classmate, is murdered. In the investigation that follows, one boy turns in evidence for the state and two of his peers are convicted. But the ringleader escapes without a trace. Now, it's 1989 and one of the perpetrators, Fritz McCabe, has been released from prison. Moody, unrepentant, and angry, he is a virtual prisoner of his ever-watchful parents - until a copy of the missing tape arrives.. Zistiť viac >>



The Snail and the Whale Seaside Nature T - Julia Donaldson

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Calling all seaside explorers! Learn all about the natural world of the coast with spotter guides, activities, crafts and fun facts about the seaside and the animals that live there - plus over 200 stickers! Based on Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's bestselling picture book, The Snail and the Whale, this colourful trail book is a perfect way for even the youngest nature lovers to explore the fascinating world of the seaside. The Snail and the Whale Seaside Trail is a small handy size, perfect for trips to the seaside, with plenty of activities to keep the whole family entertained either at the seaside or at home. This exciting trail book encourages children to stop, look, listen and learn about nature at the seaside in a way that's accessible and fun, with activities that link into .. Zistiť viac >>



Macmillan Readers Beginner: Picture Puzz

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Macmillan Readers v úrovni Beginner můžete číst asi po roce studia angličtiny. K porozumění vám postačí slovní zásoba 600 slov. Knihy mají 32 až 64 stran. věk 12+ Popis: Description: An adventure thriller. Who is the running girl who pushes a cassette of film into Pete's hand in the shopping mall? His curiosity piqued, Pete takes the pictures to be developed and the mystery deepens... Zistiť viac >>




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