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After five years of celibate widowhood, Fusako consummates her two-day relationship with Ryuji, a naval officer convinced of his glorious destiny. However, they are spied on by Fusako's son, Noboru, a member of a sinister elite of precocious schoolboys. Together, they conspire against Ryuji.
'Talent. You've either got it or you haven't'. Not true, actually. In "The Talent Code", award-winning journalist Daniel Coyle draws on cutting-edge research to reveal that, far from being some abstract mystical power fixed at birth, ability really can be created and nurtured. In the process, he considers talent at work in ve... read more
Utterly original, deeply moving and very funny, Ethel & Ernest is the story of Raymond Briggs' parents' marriage, from their first chance encounter to their deaths told in Brigg's unique strip-cartoon format. Nothing is invented, nothing embroidered - this is the reality of two decent, ordinary lives of two people who, as Bri... read more
In the ten years since its publication in 1988, Stephen Hawking's classic work has become a landmark volume in scientific writing, with more than nine million copies in forty languages sold worldwide. That edition was on the cutting edge of what was then known about the origins and nature of the universe. But the intervening ... read more
This gorgeous and informative book introduces children to an intriguing array of seeds and plant facts. A fascinating guide, beautifully written and illustrated.
|Awards:||Shortlisted for CWA Duncan Lawrie Dagger 2007.|
When two girls are abducted and killed in Missouri, journalist Camille Preaker is sent back to her home town to report on the crimes. Long-haunted by a childhood tragedy and estranged from her mother for years, Camille suddenly finds herself installed once again in her family's mansion, reacquainting herself with her distant ... read more
|Awards:||Winner of the Children's Choice for Young Adult Fiction 2014. Finalist: New Zealand Post Book Awards for Children & Young Adults 2014|
A novel of heart and courage inspired by the incredible story of a real life princess. Princess Haya, daughter of the King of Jordan, loves her family more than anything. So when tragedy strikes at its heart, she is devastated. The Princess becomes ever more withdrawn until, on her birthday, the King gives her a life-changing... read more
The Selection gets fierce as rivals stake their claim on the prince. Six girls, one life-changing prize...America Singer will leave her pre-destined life for a world of glamour and luxury, if she wins...But surviving The Selection is tough. Rivals are battling to become Prince Maxon's bride as the threat of rebel violence jus... read more
The classic tale of a female Huck Finn, Peter Bogdanovich's film version of the book was nominated for four Academy Awards. Set in the darkest days of the Great Depression, this is the timeless story of an 11-year-old orphan's rollicking journey through the Deep South with a con man who just might be her father. Brimming wi... read more
The second volume in Raymond E. Feist's highly acclaimed epic fantasy Riftwar Saga With the Kingdom of the Isles at peace, Prince Arutha can at last look forward to marrying the Princess Anita in the city of Krondor. But the capital in the west harbours many shadows. When Jimmy the Hand, a young thief in the Guild of Mockers,... read more
This new edition of what Tolkien considered his most important work includes textual corrections and, by way of introduction, a letter written by the author that details his conceptions of the earliest Age of Middle-earth. Maps.
Eavesdropping on Jane Austen's England explores the real England of Jane Austen's lifetime. It was a troubled period, with disturbing changes in industry and agriculture and a constant dread of invasion and revolution. The comfortable, tranquil country of her fiction is a complete contrast to the England in which she actually... read more
From the author of the New York Times bestselling Pretty Little Liars comes a killer new series, The Lying Game. Sutton Mercer had a life anyone would kill for - and someone did. But thanks to a view from the afterlife and Emma Paxton, her long-lost twin sister, Sutton has a chance to solve her own murder. Emma slips into Sut... read more
When the Good Friday peace accords are shattered by three savage acts of terrorism, Northern Ireland is blown back into the depths of conflict. And after his father-in-law is nominated to become the new American ambassador to London, retired CIA agent Michael Osbourne is drawn back into the game. He soon discovers that his fa... read more
For the first time in publication are the complete, uncensored journals of poet Sylvia Plath that she kept during the last 12 years of her life. Sixty percent of this book is material that has never been made public before, and more fully reveals Plath's personal and literary struggles. Photos.
Love hurts. There is nothing as painful as heartbreak. But in order to learn to love again you must learn to trust again. When a mysterious young woman named Katie appears in the small town of Southport, her sudden arrival raises questions about her past. Beautiful yet unassuming, Katie is determined to avoid forming pe... read more