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    ‘It’s OK, I’m wearing really big knickers , by-Louise Rennison

    Brilliantly funny, teenage angst author Louise Rennison’s second book about the confessions of crazy but lovable Georgia Nicolson. Now repackaged in a gorgeous new paperback and looking even fabber than ever. Louise is an international bestselling author and her books can’t fail to make you laugh out loud.What is the matter with my life? Why is it so deeply unfab?• It's a day and a half now since I snogged the Sex God… • I think I have snog withdrawal. My lips keep puckering up… • I tried snogging the back of my hand, but it's no good… • It's been over a week. I wonder if it's my nose… • I have a HUGE nose that means I have to live for ever in the Ugly Home.
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    “The Man Who Would be King and Other Stories , by Rudyard Kipling

    With an Introduction by Cedric Watts, Research Professor of English, University of Sussex. This anthology of tales by Rudyard Kipling contains some of the most memorable and popular examples of the genre of which he is an undisputed master. The Man Who would be King (later adapted as a spectacular film) is a vivid narrative of exotic adventure and disaster. The other tales include the ironic, horrific, poignant and haunting. Here Kipling displays his descriptive panache and realistic boldness. Shrewd, audacious, abrasive and challenging, he remains absorbingly readable.
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    5 Steps to Better Results, by Harvard Business Essentials

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    The New Manager's Guide and Mentor "The Harvard Business Essentials" series is designed to provide comprehensive advice, personal coaching, background information, and guidance on the most relevant topics in business. Whether you are a new manager seeking to expand your skills or a seasoned professional looking to broaden your knowledge base, these solution-oriented books put reliable answers at your fingertips. Decision making is a critical part of management, and bad choices can damage careers and the bottom line. This book offers the tools and advice managers need to avoid common biases and arrive at and implement decisions that are both sound and ethical.
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    A Confederacy of Dunces by : John Kennedy Toole

    John Kennedy Toole's hilarious satire, A Confederacy of Dunces is a Don Quixote for the modern age, and this Penguin Modern Classics edition includes a foreword by Walker Percy.Never published during his lifetime, John Kennedy Toole's masterful comic novel takes its title, as well asfrom Jonathan Swift A monument to sloth, rant and contempt, a behemoth of fat, flatulence and furious suspicion of anything modern - this is Ignatius J. Reilly of New Orleans, noble crusader against a world of dunces. The ordinary folk of New Orleans seem to think he is unhinged. Ignatius ignores them, heaving his vast bulk through the city's fleshpots in a noble crusade against vice, modernity and ignorance. But his momma has a nasty surprise in store for him: Ignatius must get a job. Undaunted, he uses his new-found employment to further his mission - and now he has a pirate costume and a hot-dog cart to do it with...John Kennedy Toole (1937-1969) was born in New Orleans. He received a master's degree in English from Columbia University and taught at Hunter College and at the University of Southwestern Louisiana. He wrote A Confederacy of Dunces in the early sixties and tried unsuccessfully to get the novel published; depressed, at least in part by his failure to place the book, he committed suicide in 1969. It was only through the tenacity of his mother that her son's book was eventually published and found the audience it deserved, winning the 1981 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. His long-suppressed novel The Neon Bible, written when he was only sixteen, was eventually published as well.If you enjoyed A Confederacy of Dunces, you might like Kingsley Amis's Lucky Jim, also available in Penguin Modern Classics.'A pungent work of slapstick, satire and intellectual incongruities ... it is nothing less than a grand comic fugue' The New York Times
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    A Traitor to His Class, by Hilary Rosenberg

    A fascinating biography of the visionary behind the shareholder activist movement"Bob Monks is a truly rare creature, not only a businessman turned political activist, which is rare enough, but an activist in and on behalf of business, which makes him virtually unique." –Nelson W. Aldrich, Jr. author, Old Money: The Making of America′s Upper Class."A Traitor to His Class is a fascinating account of an idealistic visionary in action." –Ben Makihara, Chairman, Mitsubishi Corporation."A superbly written book that provides a fascinating and candid insight on the brilliant but complex Bob Monks. A must read for any director, corporate shareholder, or employee of a public enterprise." –L. Dennis Kozlowski, Chairman and CEO, Tyco International Ltd."One of the most interesting players in the development of corporate governance has been (the often controversial) Bob Monks. This well–written and lively biography puts him and his role in perspective–scholars, for information, and CEOs, for survival, ought to read it." –John Biggs, Chairman, President and CEO, TIAA–CREF."An interesting story of one of the early proponents of changes in corporate governance and a formidable personal opponent in several corporate battles." –Martin Lipton, Esq., Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.Ask anyone who knows Robert Monks to describe him, and words such as "visionary," "determined," and "passionate" will surface. He is, in fact, all this and much more. At six–foot–six, he is a formidable presence, but the respect he demands has less to do with his physical stature than with his influential status as a driving force behind the shareholder activist movement – an initiative that began as a self–proclaimed "mission" to improve corporate governance and accountability, and that is now an integral part of contemporary business and investing. Now, the remarkable history of the movement and one of its pioneers is told.Though born into a wealthy and powerful Boston family whose roots were established in New England before the Revolution, Robert Augustus Gardner Monks was never intent on simply leading a life of privileged luxury. Driven by a deep desire to make himself "useful to the world," he took steps to meet this end. He graduated from Harvard University –Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude–and Harvard Law School, and subsequently joined Boston′s second largest law firm where he became one of its youngest partners ever. Monks then embarked on a new path which led him towards his ultimate goal of far–reaching public service.Vividly tracing his extraordinary journey, A Traitor to His Class follows Monks′s experiences as businessman, corporate attorney, venture capitalist, regulator, and finally, shareholder activist. Written with exclusive access to Monks himself, as well as his collection of notes, speeches, and correspondence, it covers his numerous accomplishments –as well as a few defeats. Included are his term as the Department of Labor′s pensions administrator; his bid for the Sears board of directors, a run that won him recognition as "the leader of the battle to reform American corporate governance"; and his three attempts at the Senate, all of which were invaluable training for the guerrilla war he would wage on big business.Instrumental to his battle is his brainchild, Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS), which today handles voting for hundreds of corporate and government pension funds and represents a deciding factor in many contentious proxy votes at large companies both here and abroad. A Traitor to His Class intricately details ISS′s growing impact, as well as that of the Lens Fund, whose forays into poorly managed corporations have set new precedents for shareholder activism.The biography of a man who dared to demand that Corporate America be answerable to both its owners and society, A Traitor to His Class is an engaging and enthralling look at one of today′s hottest, most controversial movements in business.
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    Adland: A Global History of Advertising,by Mark Tungate

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    Adland is a ground-breaking examination of modern advertising, from its origins and evolution to the current advertising landscape. Bestselling author and journalist Mark Tungate examines key developments in advertising, from copy adverts, radio and television, to the opportunities afforded by the explosion of digital media and then interviews leading names in advertising today, including Jean-Marie Dru, Sir Alan Parker, Sir John Hegarty and Sir Martin Sorrell, as well as 20th century industry luminaries such as Phil Dusenberry and George Lois.Exploring the roots of the advertising industry in New York and London, from Hopkins and Lasker to the Mad Men of the 50s, Tungate then covers today's big communication groups and the emerging markets of Eastern Europe, Asia and Latin America. Adland offers a comprehensive examination of a global industry and suggests ways in which it is likely to develop in the future.
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    Always Dakota, by-Debbie Macomber

    Perfect for fans of Maeve Binchy' - CandisDebbie Macomber sweeps you away to a place where dreams come trueA fresh spirit of hope has entered the small town of Buffalo Valley. New businesses are opening, new people are moving into the town and locals are taking risks on lifelong dreams. People like Margaret Clemens. While Margaret has inherited her father’s prosperous ranch and is doing really well for herself, her dream is to fall in love.But when Matt Eilers catches her eye, everyone in town is quick to tell her that Matt’s bad news. Her friends are trying to protect her but soon the gossips whisper that Matt’s only with her for her money. And maybe he is?Or maybe there’s something more… Certainly, nobody has ever believed in him the way Margaret does.
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    Angela’s Ashes, Frank McCourt

    Stunning reissue of the phenomenal worldwide bestseller: Frank McCourt's sad, funny, bittersweet memoir of growing up in New York in the 30s and in Ireland in the 40s.It is a story of extreme hardship and suffering, in Brooklyn tenements and Limerick slums – too many children, too little money, his mother Angela barely coping as his father Malachy's drinking bouts constantly brings the family to the brink of disaster. It is a story of courage and survival against apparently overwhelming odds.Written with the vitality and resonance of a work of fiction, and with a remarkable absence of sentimentality, ‘Angela’s Ashes’ is imbued on every page with Frank McCourt's distinctive humour and compassion. Out of terrible circumstances, he has created a glorious book in the tradition of Ireland's literary masters, which bears all the marks of a great classic.
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    Angels in My Hair, by Lorna Byrne

    For anyone who has ever wondered about the mysteries that lie beyond everyday experience, or doubted the reality of the afterlife, Angels in My Hair is a moving and deeply inspirational journey into the unseen world.For as long as she can remember, Lorna Byrne has seen angels. As a young child, she assumed everyone could see the otherworldly beings who always accompanied her. Yet in the eyes of adults, her abnormal behavior was a symptom of mental deficiency. Today, sick and troubled people from around the world are drawn to her for comfort and healing, and even theologians of different faiths seek her guidance. Lorna is trusted for her ability to communicate with spirits and angels—and by sharing her intimate knowledge of the spiritual world she offers a message of hope and love to us all.Angels in My Hair is an engrossing chronicle of Lorna’s incredible life story. Invoking a wonderful sense of place, she describes growing up poor in Ireland, finding work in Dublin, and marrying the man of her dreams—only to have the marriage cut short by tragedy. Already a bestseller in Ireland, her story gives readers a unique insight into the angelic help that is around us and available to us all the time. As Lorna says, "All you have to do is ask."
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    Aranyani: The Courtesan’s Lament, by Stephen Alter

    A tale of a hunter and a courtesan: The brave, noble Vanu, huntsman of the forest and the beautiful, graceful Aranyani, child of the mountains. Theirs is a love that reverberates through time, a story that remains as eternal as the waters of the Ganga.
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    As One: Individual Action Collective Power, by Mehrdad Baghai

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    Our world is as much about cooperation as it is about conflict; as much about collaboration as competition. Yet our knowledge of collective behavior is still relatively slim. Leaders who have been trained in the command-and-control mode of management are realizing that it often fails to truly engage people; in response, management thinkers have proclaimed the advent of a new, participatory model. But why should there be only two modes of collective behavior?For the past two years Deloitte has invested in a major global initiative, the As One project, to study effective collaborations. The project has discovered that there are many modes of "As One behavior" and that all are effective in certain contexts. As One defines eight archetypes of leaders and followers. Taking more than 60 cases of successful collective behavior, the authors define the characteristics for each model and show how you can apply them to your organization. As One will show you a new way to lead, and to get your team working to reach all your goals. Imagine what we could accomplish if we could unlock the power of As One on a global scale.
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    Au Revoir

    Au Revoir Gallery Quality Art Print 24"x12" Printed with Epson 9900 on Archival quality paper
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    Auction Theory, by Vijay Krishna

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    Vijay Krishna’s 2e of Auction Theory improves upon his 2002 bestseller with a new chapter on package and position auctions as well as end-of-chapter questions and chapter notes. Complete proofs and new material about collusion complement Krishna’s ability to reveal the basic facts of each theory in a style that is clear, concise, and easy to follow. With the addition of a solutions manual and other teaching aids, the 2e continues to serve as the doorway to relevant theory for most students doing empirical work on auctions.
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    Battleground U.P, BY Manish Tiwari

    Between March 2011 and March 2012, Manish Tiwari and Rajan Pandey travelled across Uttar Pradesh, by bike, jeep, bus and train, covering more than 15,000 kilometres and 350 constituencies in over 60 districts in an effort to witness the prelude to the 2012 assembly elections, and capture the grassroots reality of Indias most politically significant state.The authors narrate untold stories and anecdotes of UP politics and give a ringside view of these watershed elections, which saw the end of Mayawatis rule, the drubbing of the Congress, which had pinned its hopes on the Gandhi charisma, and the rise of a new star in the form of Akhilesh Yadav. They are witness to events as they unfold in the remotest corners of UP. At the same time, they also investigate the specifics of the socio-political climate in Uttar Pradesh at what is, arguably, a turning point in the states history, caught as it is between the politics of caste and the politics of class, the politics of goonda-gardi and corruption and the voting publics increasingly vocal refusal to put up with it, the need for development and its almost unbearable human costs.Coming up to the present, the book takes an objective look at Akhilesh Yadavs first six months in power and whether it has really been a change for the better. Part gonzo-journalism, part ethnography, Battleground UP: Politics in the Land of Ram is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand Uttar Pradesh and its politics.
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    Beijing Doll, by-Chun Sue

    Banned in China for its candid exploration of a young girl's sexual awakening yet widely acclaimed as being "the first novel of 'tough youth' in China" (Beijing Today), Beijing Doll cuts a daring path through China's rock-and-roll subculture. This cutting edge novel -- drawn from the diaries the author kept throughout her teenage years -- takes readers to the streets of Beijing where a disaffected generation spurns tradition for lives of self-expression, passion, and rock-and-roll. Chun Sue's explicit sensuality, unflinching attitude towards sex, and raw, lyrical style break new ground in contemporary Chinese literature.
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    Black And Blue, by- Ian Rankin

    Black and Blue was written in 1997 by Scottish writer Ian Rankin. This book is a part of his Inspector Rebus series. in this book, Inspector Rebus has four cases to deal with. Set in the late 90's, Black and Blue circles around many events at once. These include a serial killer whose crime scenes bear a striking resemblance to the Bible John case, an investigation on Rebus himself and a bribery stint.Rebus is seen traversing through the cities of Scotland in the hopes of uncovering the secrets behind a murder investigation. During this, he becomes obsessed with the Johnny Bible killings and starts digging for answers. One case he involves himself with is the Alan Mitchison death. He travels to Aberdeen in search of some evidence or information regarding the same, which would lead him closer to the killer. Meanwhile, an old case is reopened which puts Rebus under scrutiny.Black and Blue is the eighth book of the Inspector Rebus series. With so many events happening at once, John Rebus has to find the identity of the killer quickly. Black and Blue was published by Orion in 2008 and is available in paperback.Key Features:This book won an award from the Crime Writers' Association and the Gold Dagger award as well. This book was the first to be adapted into a television series with Rebus as the central character in 2000.
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    Brain Teasers, by Ravi Narula

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    The more you use the brain, the more it grows. Many in this world have never had the 'pleasure of using one's brain'. They know not what joy and gratification, what delight and satisfaction, what fun and contentment lies there in and they know not what they are missing. So folks, here is a chance to catch up with others because, this book which will act as a 'rich protein diet' that doctors say is essential for development of the brain. It offers to you a variety of thinkers, ticklers, teasers, squeezers and stranglers, that will turn and twist your brain and help you see a broader and bigger world before you. Thus making you proud when people call you intelligent, sharp, witty, humorous, quick, bright and logical.
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    Business @ The Speed of Thought

    Business @ the Speed of Thought, is a book written by Bill Gates and Collins Hemingway in 1999. It discusses how business and technology are integrated, and explains how digital infrastructures and information networks can help someone get an edge on the competition.Gates asserts cyberspace and industry can no longer be separate entities, and that businesses must change to succeed in the Information Age. Though the book is not a technology handbook it gives insights on how to integrate business process with technology. It explains how advances in networking and information technology can make a difference in day-to-day business.
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    Caprice and Rondo, by-Dorothy Dunnett

    With the bravura storytelling and pungent authenticity of detail she brought to her acclaimed Lymond Chronicles, Dorothy Dunnett, grande dame of the historical novel, presents The House of Niccolò series. The time is the 15th century, when intrepid merchants became the new knighthood of Europe. Among them, none is bolder or more cunning than Nicholas vander Poele of Bruges, the good-natured dyer's apprentice who schemes and swashbuckles his way to the helm of a mercantile empire. Winter 1474 finds Nicholas exiled in the frozen port of Danzig, Poland. His Machiavellian exploits in Scotland have cost him friends and family--not to mention countless riches. As the ice melts, temptations arise. Will he assist the Muslim Prince Uzum Hasan against the Turks? Will he lose himself among the secret, scented gardens of the Crimea in the arms of a close friend's bride? As Nicholas pursues his future, his estranged wife, Gelis, seeks the truth about his past, only to discover the secret identity of his latest comrade in arms--a tantalizing ghost from the past poised to deal him the crowning death blow. Shimmering with detail, alive with intrigue, Caprice and Rondo is Dorothy Dunnett's quicksilver evocation of a world where joy is fleeting, love is unexpected, and truth the rarest commodity of all.
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    Casanova , by Andrew Miller

    Giacomo Casanova arrives in England in the summer of 1763 at the age of thirty-eight, seeking a respite from his restless travels and liaisons. But the lure of company proves too hard to resist and the dazzlingly pretty face of young Marie Charpillon even harder. Casanova's pursuit of this elusive bewitcher drives him from exhilaration to despair and to attempt to reinvent himself in the roles of labourer, writer and country squire. Based on a little-known episode in Casanova's life, this is a scintillating, poignant, often comic portrait of a far more complex figure than legend suggests and of the decadent society in which he operated. Beautifully written, gripping and surprising, Casanova is a superb successor to INGENIOUS PAIN.
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    Chinaman, by Shehan Karunatilaka

    Retired sportswriter, w.g. karunasena is dying. He will spend his final months drinking arrack, upsetting his wife, ignoring his son, and tracking down pradeep s. Mathew, an elusive spinbowler he considers ‘the greatest cricketer to walk the earth’.On his quest to find this unsung genius, w.g. uncovers a coach with six fingers, a secret bunker belowa famous stadium, an ltte war lord, and startling truths about sri lanka, cricket and himself. Ambitious, playful, and strikingly original, chinaman is a novel about cricket and sri lanka — and of sri lanka through its cricket. Hailed by the gratiaen prize judges as ‘one of the most imaginativeworks of contemporary sri lankan fiction’, it is an astounding book.
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    Comfort & Joy: A Novel, Kristin Hannah

    New York Times bestselling author Kristin Hannah is beloved by readers around the world for her unique blend of powerful emotion and exquisite storytelling. In Comfort & Joy, she offers a modern-day fairy tale—the story of a woman who gets a miraculous chance at happiness.Joy Candellaro once loved Christmas more than any other time of the year. Now, as the holiday approaches, she is at a crossroads in her life; recently divorced and alone, she can’t summon the old enthusiasm for celebrating. So without telling anyone, she buys a ticket and boards a plane bound for the beautiful Pacific Northwest. When an unexpected detour takes her deep into the woods of the Olympic rainforest, Joy makes a bold decision to leave her ordinary life behind—to just walk away—and thus begins an adventure unlike any she could have imagined.In the small town of Rain Valley, six-year-old Bobby O’Shea is facing his first Christmas without a mother. Unable to handle the loss, Bobby has closed himself off from the world, talking only to his invisible best friend. His father Daniel is beside himself, desperate to help his son cope. Yet when the little boy meets Joy, these two unlikely souls form a deep and powerful bond. In helping Bobby and Daniel heal, Joy finds herself again.But not everything is as it seems in quiet Rain Valley, and in an instant, Joy’s world is ripped apart, and her heart is broken. On a magical Christmas Eve, a night of impossible dreams and unexpected chances, Joy must find the courage to believe in a love—and a family—that can’t possibly exist, and go in search of what she wants . . . and the new life only she can find.From the Hardcover edition.
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    Coming Up Next, by Penny Smith

    A darkly comic novel about the fall and rise of a TV presenter. Written by an insider, it’s a page-turning account of life on the sofa and in front of the cameras.When Katie Fisher, morning TV presenter, returns from holiday it's to discover that she's literally yesterday's news. Publicly sacked from her job as anchor of Hello Britain! and replaced by a pert young thing, she does what any self-respecting thirty something would in these circumstances – she makes a dash for her parents and hits the bottle.But Katie, sooner or later, has to face the world, the photographers, and the backstage intrigue of morning television: the cut-throat, lecherous producers, the ambitious but vacant Keera, and Mike, her co-host, a trustworthy friend or just another one of the many back-stabbers? Humour is Katie's only weapon and, as things hit rock-bottom, it could provide a perfect solution to life after the sofa.
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    Complete Short Stories , by Guy De Maupassant

    This book is a collection of the complete works of short stories by Guy de Maupassant.
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    Dale Brown’s Dreamland

    In the Nevada desert, the high-tech future of warfare is being conceived and constructed at a top-secret military facility called Dreamland Strike Zone.An Asian war that would have escalated into a nuclear nightmare has been halted, thanks to the raw courage, unparalleled skill, and total commitment of the Dreamland force. But an analysis of radar data has revealed the presence of an unknown super-weapon in the area: a robot warplane with terrifying capabilities, dubbed the "ghost clone." Though strikingly similar to Dreamland's own U/MF Flighthawk, no one knows where this fearsome instrument of destruction originated, but a rogue nation possessing a squadron of them could wreak unimaginable havoc on an unsuspecting free world. Now nothing less than a brazen, brilliantly conceived deception will lure the ghost clone out of hiding—and only a daring strike on enemy soil can avert a tomorrow too terrible to consider . . . if it isn't already too late.
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    Dangerous Kiss, by Jackie Collins

    In Chances, Lucky grew up in a top crime family; in Lucky, she was married three times; in Lady Boss, she took on Hollywood and bought Panther Studios; and in Vendetta, she fought off a lifelong enemy to keep the studio, and her husband. Now, in Dangerous Kiss, when a member of her family is brutally gunned down in a random holdup, her fury knows no bounds. While she is tracking the killer, her relationship with her husband, charismatic writer and director Lennie Golden, is put to the test. Then, suddenly, into her life comes a man from her past - a man with a dangerous kiss. Dangerous Kiss is a story of raw anger, love, lust, murder and revenge, and at its white-hot center is Lucky Santangelo, a strong, exciting woman who dares to take chances - and always wins.
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    David Jason : THE BIOGRAPHY by David Jason

    Born the son of a Billingsgate market porter at the height of the Second World War, David Jason spent his early life dodging bombs and bullies, both with impish good timing. Giving up on an unloved career as an electrician, he turned his attention to acting and soon, through a natural talent for making people laugh, found himself working with the leading lights of British comedy in the 1960s and '70s: Eric Idle, Michael Palin, Bob Monkhouse and Ronnie Barker. Barker would become a mentor to David, leading to hugely successful stints in Porridge and Open All Hours.It wasn’t until 1981, kitted out with a sheepskin jacket, a flat cap, and a clapped-out Reliant Regal, that David found the part that would capture the nation’s hearts: the beloved Derek ‘Del Boy’ Trotter in Only Fools and Horses. Never a one-trick pony, he had an award-winning spell as TV’s favourite detective Jack Frost, took a country jaunt as Pop Larkin in the Darling Buds of May, and even voiced a crime-fighting cartoon rodent in the much-loved children’s show Danger Mouse.But life hasn't all been so easy: from missing out on a key role in Dad’s Army to nearly drowning in a freak diving accident, David has had his fair share of ups and downs, and has lost some of his nearest and dearest along the way.David’s is a touching, funny and warm-hearted story, which charts the course of his incredible five decades at the top of the entertainment business. He's been a shopkeeper and a detective inspector, a crime-fighter and a market trader, and he ain't finished yet. As Del Boy would say, it's all cushty.
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    Diana: Her True Story, by-Andrew Morton

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    One of the world's best-known biographers, Andrew Morton is a leading authority on modern celebrity, and one of the finest investigative writers of our age. His ground-breaking and controversial biography, Diana: Her True Story changed the public's perception of the British monarchy and became an instant bestseller. The original book was met with torrents of abuse from the British Establishment and the media. No one at that time would believe that in fact Diana had secretly collaborated with Andrew Morton in the writing of the book, until 1997 when its re-publication in the wake of her death showed beyond any doubt that she had in fact done so. Working with Morton on the book, Diana exposed life inside the royal family and shook the Establishment to its foundations. Sadly, however, the new life Diana had hoped for was tragically cut short. Diana: Her True Story - In Her Own Words allowed her to give her own account of life as a royal. The Princess's memory lives on, as does the public and press interest in her. This world bestseller bears testimony to Diana's life, finally allowing her to have her say. It is the closest we will ever come to her autobiography.
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    Dizzy , by Cathy Cassidy

    I never sleep, the night before my birthday . . . it's the only day of the year I hear from her . . .' Dizzy's mum left when she was small. But every year, on her birthday, something arrives in the post - a present or a card with her mum's loopy writing on it. Dizzy has kept everything. This year is different. Nothing comes in the post, but something amazing is about to arrive on Dizzy's doorstep. Something that will whisk her away - and put Dizzy's world in a spin.
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    Dr. Franklin’s Island, by Ann Halam

    Semi, Miranda, and Arnie are part of a group of 50 British Young Conservationists on their way to a wildlife conservation station deep in the rain forests of Ecuador. After a terrifying mid-air disaster and subsequent crash, these three are the sole survivors, stranded together on a deserted tropical island. Or so they think. Semi, Miranda, and Arnie stumble into the hands of Dr. Franklin, a mad scientist who’s been waiting for them, eager to use them as specimens for his experiments in genetic engineering.
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    Drawing the Line, By-Priya Kuriyan

    December 2012: Tens of thousands of people - women, men, families, young, old, rich, poor - come out onto the streets of towns and cities in India to protest the brutal gang rape and murder of a young medical student in Delhi. For days and months, the protests refuse to die down. People demand change, action, commitment to the ideals of democracy and egalitarianism. And they refuse to be silenced. Soon, a new law is put in place. More and more people start to report incidents of sexual assault. New conversations, new debates begin: is violence increasing? Are we seeing more of it? Was it previously invisible? What do Indians really think about women? In this bold and brilliant collection of visual stories, fourteen young women respond to the activism and debates on the ground; they negotiate anger, fear, hope, resistance. Created in a week long workshop, these stories talk to each other as they powerfully describe the fierce determination of the writers/artists to continue the battle for change.
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    Ella Fitzgerald: A Biography Of The First Lady Of Jazz, by Stuart Nicholson

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    The life of the very private and media-shy Ella Fitzgerald has long been shrouded in a mixture of half-truths and fiction. What emerges in Stuart Nicholson's ground-breaking biography is a remarkable story of a poor black girl's determination to realize the American Dream in the face of racial and sexual prejudice. She succeeded, and is now the definition of "jazz singer" to millions, one of the greatest of all jazz musicians. In this fullest account ever of her life, Nicholson draws on fresh research and interviews with Ella's friends and colleagues. Supplemented by Phil Schaap's authoritative discography, Ella Fitzgerald is a rich and revealing portrait of one of the most popular American singers in history.
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    Emily Post: Laura Clidge

    In an engaging book that sweeps from the Gilded Age to the 1960s, award-winning author Laura Claridge presents the first authoritative biography of Emily Post, who changed the mindset of millions of Americans with Etiquette, a perennial bestseller and touchstone of proper behavior.A daughter of high society and one of Manhattan's most sought-after debutantes, Emily Price married financier Edwin Post. It was a hopeful union that ended in scandalous divorce. But the trauma forced Emily Post to become her own person. After writing novels for fifteen years, Emily took on a different sort of project. When it debuted in 1922, Etiquette represented a fifty-year-old woman at her wisest–and a country at its wildest. Claridge addresses the secret of Etiquette's tremendous success and gives us a panoramic view of the culture from which it took its shape, as its author meticulously updated her book twice a decade to keep it consistent with America's constantly changing social landscape. Now, nearly fifty years after Emily Post's death, we still feel her enormous influence on how we think Best Society should behave.
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    Engaging India, by Strobe Talbott

    Engaging India: Diplomacy, Democracy And The Bomb is a non-fiction title that tells a turbulent period in world politics and the nature of the relationship between India and the United States at that time.The book discusses vital issues such as the period during which nuclear missiles were tested by India and Pakistan and its effect on world politics and alliances. The book also details the period in politics where Indo-U.S relationships were peaking, with the two countries engaging in open dialogue to better the nations and the lives of the people.Engaging India: Diplomacy, Democracy And The Bomb recalls the time when India was rising to supremacy as a global powerhouse and the resulting relationship that developed between two of the most powerful countries in the world. This book was published by Penguin India in 2007 and is available in paperback.
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    Extreme: Hard Target, by Chris Ryan

    The first book in the Chris Ryan Extreme series. Former SAS Warrant Officer Joe Gardner has fought the Regiment's deadliest enemies, in some of the most desolate places on earth. And he's always won. Now he's about to face his toughest challenge yet.After losing his hand whilst on a covert operation in Afghanistan, Gardner is forced to stand down from active duty. Now he lives off the grid. But trouble finds him in the shape of a phone call from an old friend. Ex-Regiment legend John Bald is trapped in a bullet-ridden favela in Rio de Janeiro and a violent gang is out to kill him. Unless Gardner helps, Bald is a dead man.What begins as a simple rescue mission soon descends into a desperate struggle for survival as Gardner finds himself caught up in a conceit that stretches from the slums of Brazil to the frozen steppes of Siberia. Stalked by elusive MI6 agents and ruthless ex-Blades, Gardner must draw on all his training and instincts to hunt down the hardest target of all - before disaster strikes...The Chris Ryan Extreme books take you even further into the heart of the mission with more extreme action, more extreme language and more extreme pace. Like Call of Duty or Medal of Honor, you'll feel part of the team.Chris Ryan Extreme: Hard Target has already been published as four separate shorter missions on ebook. This print edition features a new prequel mission that hasn't been published in ebook.
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    Faith of My Fathers: A Family Memoir, by-John McCain

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • John McCain’s deeply moving memoir is the story of three generations of warriors and the ways that sons are shaped and enriched by their fathers. McCain’s grandfather, a four-star admiral and one of the navy’s greatest commanders, led the strongest aircraft carrier force of the Third Fleet during World War II. McCain’s father, also a four-star admiral, served as commander of all U.S. forces in the Pacific during the Vietnam War. It was in Vietnam that John McCain III faced the most difficult challenge of his life. A naval aviator, he was shot down over Hanoi in 1967. Recognized as the son of a top commander, McCain was tortured and imprisoned for five and a half years. Despite this, he refused Vietnamese offers of an early release. What McCain learned from his grandfather and father enabled him to survive those hard years. A testament to the power of human endurance, Faith of My Fathers is the story of three men who fought for their country with courage and emerged with their honor intact.Praise for Faith of My Fathers“A thoughtful first-person take on survival, both physical and psychological . . . hard to top and impossible to read without being moved.”—USA Today “A candid, moving, and entertaining memoir . . . impressive and inspiring, the story of a man touched and molded by fire who loved and served his country in a time of great trouble, suffering, and challenge.”—Kirkus Reviews “A serious, utterly gripping account of faith, fathers, and the military.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) “Faith of My Fathers may also appeal to those who flocked to Saving Private Ryan and kept Brokaw's The Greatest Generation near the top of the bestseller lists.”—Library Journal “Faith of My Fathers is the powerful story of a war hero. In it we learn much of what matters most. As prisoner (and later Senator) McCain instructs us: Glory is not an end in itself, but rather a reward for valor and faith. And the greatest freedom and human fulfillment comes from engaging in a noble enterprise larger than oneself. Faith of My Fathers teaches deep truths that are valid in any age but that warrant special attention in our own.”—William J. Bennett
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    Family, by Adrian Wilson

    Adrian Wilson provides a comprehensive introduction to the study of the family. The book opens with a chapter on family structure, looking at the family historically and in cross-cultural perspective. Following this is a review first of theoretical approaches to the family, including functionalist, feminist, Marxist and radical criticism, and second, how the family is studied sociologically. Chapters 4 and 5 look at the changing British family and British families today, and the concluding chapters examine family problems, for example, divorce, violence, one -parent families, and the family and the state.
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    Father God: Co-Creator to Mother God, by Sylvia Browne

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    In this follow-up to her marvelous book, Mother God, Sylvia gives us many insights into our often-misunderstood Father God and the viewpoints about Him. From His history as put forth by humankind in the early days of organized religion to how we view Him today, Sylvia reveals His true attributes in a logical and truthful manner to give us a better understanding of our Father in heaven. Using her uncanny psychic skills and her ability to communicate with the Other Side, Sylvia dispels many of the false and traditional beliefs about the Father God and helps us to embrace Him more deeply and fully.Sylvia helps us see Father God in a different way . . . one in which everyone can gain a deeper understanding and love for this often-maligned Entity. If anyone wants to commune more closely with their Creator and to share His unmitigated and unconditional love, this fascinating book is the answer . . . for it not only shows us Sylvia's tremendous insight and love for Him, but also tells us how we can enjoy that same intimacy in our everyday lives. In her own indomitable style, Sylvia again shows us that she goes against many conventional beliefs in presenting a God that is truly all-loving, merciful, and forgiving . . . one Whom she has dedicated her life and work to in what she would say is . . . a labor of love.
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    Fever: Mahakaler Rather Ghoda , by Samaresh Basu

    Ruhiton kurmi has been in jail for seven years. Once a notorious naxalite, he is nowa withered shell; a man broken by torture, racked with fevers and sores. The only way he can endure his life is by shutting out the past. But when ruhiton is moved to a better jail and eventually freed,memories return to haunt him. He looks back upon his youth, his marriage, his home in the terai foothills — and he remembers too, the friends he has killed, the revolutionary colleagues he made, andthe ideals he once believed in. Dark, powerful and full of ambiguities, the classic mahakaler rather ghoda (1977) questions the human cost of revolution and its inevitable transience. A sensation in its time, it remains one of the greatest novels about the naxalite movement.
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    Financial Management and Policy, by-James C Van Horne

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    Highly respected for its effective integration of financial theory and practice, this classic text explores the rapidly evolving and exciting theory of finance as it relates to a corporation's investment in assets, financing, and dividends. It explains the ways in which analytical techniques are brought to bear on financial decision making and supplies the institutional material necessary for a solid understanding of the environment in which financial decisions are made.
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    Financial Management: Text, Problems

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    This new edition of Financial Management continues to emphasize on the theories, concepts, and techniques that aid in corporate decision making, Apart from updating the chapters with recent developments in the subject, it presents to the reader's several new cases and examples, along with new-age tools like 'excel' for problem-solving.
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    Financial Services, by-M Y Khan

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    It continues to focus on presenting the current and updated status of the financial services sector in India. All the significant updates (notable policy and operational developments since the publication of its previous edition in 2013) till end-March 2015 have been included in this edition.Book Features: Refurbished chapter on 'Lease Financing' Comprehensive new sections like Infrastructure Debt Fund (IDF) Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFCs) RBI Directions Important laws and rules in the financial services sector like Health Insurance Regulations, 2013, SEBI regulations etc Table of Contents: Part 1: IntroductionNon-Banking Financial Companies Part 2: Asset/Fund-Based Financial ServicesLease Financing Hire-Purchase Finance and Consumer Credit Factoring and Forfaiting Housing Finance Insurance Services and Products Venture Capital Financing Banking Products and Services Mutual Funds: Services and Products Part 3: Merchant Banking and Other Fee-Based/Advisory Financial ServicesIssue Management: Intermediaries Issue Management: Activities/Procedures Corporate Restructuring Stock Broking, Depositories, Custodial Services and Short Selling and Securities Lending and Borrowing Scheme Credit Rating
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    Flowers in the Attic , by-Virginia Andrews

    The haunting young adult gothic romance classic that launched Virginia Andrews’ incredible best-selling career. Up in the attic, four secrets are hidden. Four blonde, beautiful, innocent little secrets, struggling to stay alive… Chris, Cathy, Cory and Carrie have perfect lives – until a tragic accident changes everything. Now they must wait, hidden from view in their grandparents’ attic, as their mother tries to figure out what to do next. But as days turn into weeks and weeks into months, the siblings endure unspeakable horrors and face the terrifying realization that they might not be let out of the attic after all. Virginia Andrews is a publishing phenomenon, with over 100 million books in print. Still, as terrifying now as it was when it first appeared, Flowers in the Attic is a gripping story of a family’s greed, betrayal, and heartbreak.
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    For Pepper and Christ , by Keki Daruwalla

    In his first novel noted poet and short story writer Keki N. Daruwalla brings alive a world of tumultuous voyaging during the time of Vasco da Gama—an era when the quest for exotic spices triggered a passionate desire for exploration. Legends of a magnificent Christian dominion, nestled in the heart of the East and ruled by the fabled Prester John, also generated an intense curiosity about the lands bordering the Indian Ocean. Traversing the ocean from the African coastline to Calicut on the Malabar Coast, and zigzagging through the streets of Cairo, For Pepper and Christ takes the reader on a voyage of discovery with a singular cast of characters—Brother Figueiro, the fervent missionary, constantly in a tussle between felt reality and envisioned ideal; Taufiq the eternal voyager, quick to board ship and even quicker to fall in love in a strange land; Ehtesham the artist who cannot stop painting even when his life is in danger; and the Muhtasib, the Zamorin and the Abbott, three men of power, but with vastly different ways of using that power. The flight of silver doves over a church spire causes riots in Egypt; the discord between Islam and Christendom intensifies; and the individual destinies of the characters collide and coalesce in this atlas of shifting geography and looming history to form an intriguing web of power and ambition, humility and sacrifice, greed and betrayal, love and redemption. Blending historical fact with richly imagined fiction, For Pepper and Christ is imbued with the creative brilliance of one of India’s finest poets.
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    Freakonomics, by Steven D. Levitt

    The book, 'Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything’ is an interesting book that combines the theories of economics with everyday issues and topics and presents a series of fascinating exercises that are engaging. Written by Stephen J. Dubner and Steven Levitt, this book provides a unique take of various things that we face every day. It has been published by William Morrow publications in the year 2013. This book became popular thanks to its unique narration style that presented the complex economic concepts using conventional humour and everyday wisdom.This book is written in the format of essays that cover economic issues and dissect how they are connected with everyday life. There are total 6 essays in the book. The first chapter deals with the issue of cheating and uses the example of sumo wrestlers. The second chapter deals with real estate agents and their practice of information control. The third chapter is about drug dealing which has been explained in an unconventional manner. It talks about the life and earnings of cocaine dealers and the low wages that they earn. The fourth chapter deals with the topic of abortion and talks about how abortions have helped in reducing crime rates. The fifth chapter is about parenting and education. The sixth chapter sheds light on the issue of naming children and the socioeconomic patterns related to it. The book uses interesting methodologies to put forward its teachings and often takes unconventional stands.About the authorSteven Levitt is a famous economist who is popular for his work on crime and abortion. He was included in the Time magazine's list of '100 People Who Shape Our World' in 2006. He was also with the John Bates Clark Medal, which is offered by the American Economic Association for being the most promising U.S. economist under the age of 40. Stephen J. Dubner is a popular journalist and is well known for his work on pop-economics books. He completed his education from the Appalachian State University and Columbia University. He was one of the short-listed candidates for the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award.The book, 'Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything’’ is a very interesting read for anyone who wants to know about the complex principles of economics. This book is easily available online for convenient shopping.You can bag this book from Amazon.in today by following a few easy steps.
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    Free Market Madness, bY uBEL

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    Humans just aren't entirely rational creatures. We decide to roll over and hit the snooze button instead of going to the gym. We take out home loans we can't possibly afford. And did you know that people named Paul are more likely to move to St. Paul than other cities? All too often, our subconscious causes us to act against our own self-interest. But our free-market economy is based on the assumption that we always do act in our own self-interest. In this provocative book, physician Peter Ubel uses his understanding of psychology and behavior to show that in some cases government must regulate markets for our own health and well-being. And by understanding and controlling the factors that go into our decisions, big and small, we can all begin to stop the damage we do to our bodies, our finances, and our economy as a whole. Ubel's vivid stories bring his message home for anyone interested in improving the way our society works.
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    From Smart to Wise, by Prasad Kaipa

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    Leaders insist on sticking to the time-tested formulae of either functional leadership that focusses on operational excellence or smart leadership that focusses on growth. When a leader′s focus is too functional, the organization becomes introverted and can focus too much on bottom-line profitability while missing out on top-line growth opportunities. But when leaders focus too much on smart leadership, the organization may experience quick growth but lose its effectiveness quickly. To strike a fine balance between the two From Smart to Wise provides a fresh and timely approach to nurturing wise, resilient and flexible leadership in a world of growing complexity. Drawing on inspiring real-life stories of historical and contemporary wise leaders such as Mahatma Gandhi, Bill Gates and Warren Buffet, Indra Nooyi, Ratan Tata and N.R. Narayana Murthy the authors identify six characteristics of wise leaders and offer a practical framework to help readers develop their own style of wise leadership that is both functional and smart.
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    Grave Secrets. by Kathy Reichs

    The gripping Temperance Brennan novel from world-class forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs, the international no. 1 bestselling crime thriller writer and the inspiration behind the hit TV series Bones.In the searing heat of Guatemala, Dr Temperance Brennan must harden herself against the horrors she excavates.And then four young girls go missing from Guatemala City.When a skeleton is found at the back of a rundown hotel, only someone with Tempe's expertise can deduce the identity and cause of death.But as she searches for answers, her path is blocked at every turn. It is clear that some people will stop at nothing to keep Guatemala's secrets buried.
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    How to Organize Effective Conferences and Meetings , by David Seekings

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    This text is designed to help those faced with the task of organizing business gatherings of any size or purpose. The key issues covered include: how to approach the task; choosing a venue, programme and speakers; budgeting; presentation and production techniques; exhibitions; organizing events overseas; marketing a public event; organizing conferences for profit; completing paperwork; chairing a meeting; and dealing with hotels.
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    Icy Sparks, by-Gwyn Hyman Rubio

    A New York Times Notable Book and the March 2001 selection of Oprah's Book Club® ! Icy Sparks is the sad, funny and transcendent tale of a young girl growing up in the mountains of Eastern Kentucky during the 1950’s. Gwyn Hyman Rubio’s beautifully written first novel revolves around Icy Sparks, an unforgettable heroine in the tradition of Scout in To Kill a Mockingbird or Will Treed in Cold Sassy Tree. At the age of ten, Icy, a bright, curious child orphaned as a baby but raised by adoring grandparents, begins to have strange experiences. Try as she might, her "secrets"—verbal croaks, groans, and physical spasms—keep afflicting her. As an adult, she will find out she has Tourette’s Syndrome, a rare neurological disorder, but for years her behavior is the source of mystery, confusion, and deep humiliation.Narrated by a grown up Icy, the book chronicles a difficult, but ultimately hilarious and heartwarming journey, from her first spasms to her self-acceptance as a young woman. Curious about life beyond the hills, talented, and energetic, Icy learns to cut through all barriers—physical, mental, and spiritual—in order to find community and acceptance.Along her journey, Icy faces the jeers of her classmates as well as the malevolence of her often-ignorant teachers—including Mrs. Stilton, one of the most evil fourth grade teachers ever created by a writer. Called willful by her teachers and "Frog Child" by her schoolmates, she is exiled from the schoolroom and sent to a children’s asylum where it is hoped that the roots of her mysterious behavior can be discovered. Here Icy learns about difference—her own and those who are even more scarred than she. Yet, it isn’t until Icy returns home that she really begins to flower, especially through her friendship with the eccentric and obese Miss Emily, who knows first-hand how it feels to be an outcast in this tightly knit Appalachian community. Under Miss Emily’s tutelage, Icy learns about life’s struggles and rewards, survives her first comical and heartbreaking misadventure with romance, discovers the healing power of her voice when she sings, and ultimately—takes her first steps back into the world.Gwyn Hyman Rubio’s Icy Sparks is a fresh, original, and completely redeeming novel about learning to overcome others’ ignorance and celebrate the differences that make each of us unique.
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    Immigrants, by Philippe Legrain

    Immigration divides our globalising world like no other issue. We are swamped by bogus asylum-seekers and infiltrated by terrorists, our jobs stolen, our benefit system abused, our way of life destroyed - or so we are told. Philippe Legrain, author of the critically acclaimed OPEN WORLD, has written the first book that looks beyond the headlines. Why are ever-rising numbers of people from poor countries arriving in Europe, North America and Australasia? Can we keep them out? Should we even be trying? Combining compelling first-hand reporting from around the world, incisive socio-economic analysis and a broad understanding of what is at stake politically and culturally, IMMIGRANTS is a passionate, but lucid book. In our open world, more people will inevitably move across borders, Legrain says - and we should generally welcome them. They do the jobs we can't or won't do - and their diversity enriches us all. Left and right; free-marketeers and campaigners for global justice; enlightened patriots - all should rally behind the cause of freer migration, because They need Us and We need Them.
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    In the Presence of Enemies, by William Jeremiah Coughlin

    With evidence missing and key witnesses changing their stories, the battle for her dead husband's fortune is turning ugly. Someone is out to get her, and only one of the country's shrewdest, most battle-hardened lawyers can save her. If he can trust her.Jake MartinHe's a rising star in a powerhouse law firm. Everything he ever dreamed of and sweated for now means nothing to him. He's become Elizabeth Daren's lover-and made her enemies his own. It's a choice the could take him down...and the only one that matters.With all the power and authenticity of The Firm and the Client, Federal Judge and former prosecutor William Coughlin dazzles us with In the Presence of Enemies-the smash sequel to his best-selling courtroom drama Shadow of a Doubt-and his toughest, most absorbing novel yet!
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    In Too Deep, by Portia Da Costa

    An anonymous and kinky author finds a fan in an eager librarian — but can the sensual stories become more than just fantasy? One day, librarian Gwendolyne Price begins finding indecent proposals and sexy stories in her suggestion box at work. Soon, she finds erotic letters and sensual emails aren’t enough: she has to meet her mysterious correspondent in the flesh.
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    India Express, by Daniel Lak

    n evocative prose and with street-level reporting, Daniel Lak argues that India has become a global superpower because of its religion, caste, politics, and poverty, and not in spite of it. He looks presciently to the future, and concludes that the strength that democracy gives it means that India is much better positioned to sustain its newfound status than China, whose political system is sure to eventually hinder it.As an expert who has covered the region for the BBC for the last twelve years, Lak weaves together his substantive knowledge of Indian politics, economics, and culture with fascinating stories of everyday people.India Express incisively explores the most urgent challenges facing India in the 21st century:· The governance and development of the most religiously, culturally, and linguistically diverse population on the planet· Crushing poverty--with 300 million on less $2 a day--despite the rise of the largest middle class the world has ever known· Uncertain geopolitics including the parallel rise of China and civil wars in neighboring states and the increasingly unstable, nuclear-armed Pakistan· Corruption at all levels of government while the business sector becomes ever more globalized and attuned to international standards· Growing urbanization: three of the world's top fifteen cities in terms of population are already Indian and they are growing faster than most others· Inequality between different Hindu castes, sexes, regions and newly minted haves and have-nots
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    INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY 7th Edition, by Ernest R. Hilgard

    Introduction to Psychology 7th Edition is a comprehensive book on psychology. The book contains the essentials of the subject to prove an essential companion to a regular course on Psychology. In addition, the book is well organized and makes use of several examples to elucidate the content. The book is essential for beginners studying psychology.
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    Ironmonger’s Daughter: by Harry Bowling

    Ironmonger's Daughter is a moving portrayal of life and love in the gritty poverty of the East End streets, from much-loved author Harry Bowling. Perfect for fans of Dilly Court and Lizzie Lane.'Poignant, nostalgic - but not romanticised - stories of good-hearted ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances' - IndependentIronmonger Street in 1920, with its ugly tenement blocks and tumbledown houses, is one of the most unsightly turnings in Bermondsey; its residents are hardened to the grim poverty of their lives.In the slum block, Jubilee Dwellings, two sisters - attractive, fun-loving Kate Morgan and the happily married Helen Bartlett - give birth to daughters. One is illegitimate, her mother refusing to name the father, the other is disabled. Connie and Molly grow up together and wouldn't be parted for the world.Until the day Connie catches the eye of handsome Robert Armitage. Despite the differences in their backgrounds, and the antagonism that dogs their two families, they are drawn together and are determined to be married. Until war intervenes...What readers are saying about Ironmonger's Daughter:'Absolutely love this book, would recommend to others. Typical of family life in London, this took me on a journey way back in time. Couldn't put it down''Very good book, could not put it down'
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    Irrational Exuberance, by Robert J. Shiller

    In this timely and prescient update of his celebrated 2000 bestseller, Irrational Exuberance, Robert Shiller returns to the topic gained him international fame: market volatility. Shiller breaks new ground in this second edition by laying out in even clearer and starker terms the market excesses that continue to destabilize the economy and disrupt our lives.Having predicted the stock market collapse that began just one month after the first edition was published, he now expands the book to cover other markets that have become volatile, particularly the recently red-hot housing market. He includes a full chapter on domestic and international housing prices in historical perspective.Shiller amasses impressive evidence to support his argument that the recent housing market boom bears many similarities to the stock market bubble of the late 1990s and may eventually be followed by declining home prices for years to come, After stocks plummeted when the bubble burst in 2000, investors moved their money into housing. This precipitated the inflated real estate prices not only in America but around the world, Shiller maintains. Hence, irrational exuberance did not disappear-it merely reappeared in other settings.Building on the original edition Shiller draws out the psychological origins of volatility in financial markets this time folding real estate into his analysis. He broadens the evidence that investing in capital market of all kinds in the modern free-market economy is inherently unstable-subject to the profoundly human influences captured in Alan Greensands now-famous phrase, irrational exuberance.The ultimate solution to this troubling condition, he maintains would involve better-designed public institutions such as a revamped social security system, new forms of insurance to protect people's incomes and homes and a broader array of investment options. As was true of its predecessor, the second edition of Irrational Exuberance is destined to be widely read, discussed and debated.This special low-priced edition is for sale in India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Myanmar, Pakistan and Sri Lanka only.
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    Java Messaging by-Erc Bruno

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    Killer Lunch Lady (Al’s World), by Elise Leonard

    FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. When the school lunch lady asks Al and Keith to report back to her on their friend Beth's whereabouts, they thinks its really bizarre and are determined to find out why, especially when a lot of strange men with guns start showing up.
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    LA Cucina: A Novel of Rapture, by Lily Prior

    La Cucina combines the sensuous pleasures of love and food, simmering in the heat of a Sicilian kitchen. Rose Fiore is a solitary middle-aged librarian who has resigned herself to a loveless life, and expresses her passionate nature through her delicious cooking. Then, one day, she meets an enigmatic chef, known only as l’Inglese, whose research on the heritage of Sicilian cuisine leads him into Rosa’s library and into her heart. They share one sublime summer of discovery, during which l’Inglese awakens the power of Rosa’s sexuality, and together they reach new heights of culinary passion. When he vanishes unexpectedly, Rosa returns to her family’s estate to grieve for her lost love only to find a new fulfilment as well as many surprises in the magic of her beloved Cucina. A love song to Italy, La Cucina is a celebration of all things sensual. It spills over with intense images, colours, fragrances, and exuberant characters, all reflecting the splendour of the Silician countryside in which it is set.
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    Leave the Office Earlier, by- Laura Stack

    Long hours. Juggling family and work. Deadlines. High stress levels. Today’s professionals are feeling more overworked and overwhelmed than ever before. Yet you CAN get more done than you ever thought possible—and still get home to your real life sooner. Laura Stack, “The Productivity Pro,”® shows you how.Leave the Office Earlier explores the ten key factors that improve results, lower stress, and save time in today’s workplace. Fun, interactive quizzes speed you to exactly the advice and techniques you need the most. You can tailor this information-loaded book to your own needs by focusing on your problem areas—such as time-wasters, distractions, email overload, or poor organization—and by following the easy-to-implement solutions. With Laura Stack’s help, you’ll work more efficiently and be more productive in every area of your life, so that you can really live according to your priorities. Don’t just work faster. Work better, reduce stress, and leave the office earlier!
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    Leda and the swan

    Leda and the Swan Digital Art Print 18"x12" Printed with Epson 9900 on Archival quality paper
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    Malibu, by-Pat Booth

    Pat Parker goes to Malibu to before trade secrets of Ben Alabama who is a photographer. In Malibu, Pat meets and falls in love with Tony Valentino. But Tony has made an enemy of Emma Guinness, the English magazine editor who is out to destroy everyone who has crossed her.
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    Marketing ROI, by James Lenskold

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    This is a 2004 Berry-American Marketing Association book prize finalist! 'This book is an indispensable, step-by-step guide to calculating what works and what doesn't in the notoriously difficult to measure areas of marketing and public relations. When a CEO wants to know what he or she got for their investment in marketing, the processes and formulas presented in Marketing ROI help get to the most credible answer possible. More importantly, marketers can now confidently eliminate waste from their budgets and improve productivity' - Tom Nicholson, Former Director Public Relations and Communications, Sears, Roebuck and Co.A powerful program for making every marketing dollar count by accurately measuring its impact on your company's bottom line Return on investment (ROI) is today's key business tool for measuring how effectively a company uses its assets, yet few marketing managers receive any ROI training at all. "Marketing ROI" changes that, showing marketing practitioners at all levels how to employ ROI and other financial tools to quantify their organizations' strategic marketing decisions and maximize the incremental profits generated by each dollar invested in their marketing programs.The first comprehensive, easy-to-follow guidebook on using ROI to improve the effectiveness of virtually any marketing program, this results-focused book provides step-by-step guidelines on how your organization can: align marketing measurements and goals with operational objectives; track marketing performance and provide feedback for improvements; and, include all decision makers in the success of its marketing program. For far too long, marketing efforts and expenditures have been seen as a world unto themselves that logically and logistically separate from labor, plant, and other more traditional costs. "Marketing ROI" presents a program for removing the veil of mystery from marketing efficiency by measuring the validity and success of marketing investments and dramatically improving the ROI for each dollar spent in your organization's marketing program.' The goal of this book is to serve as a comprehensive guide for effectively using marketing ROI to improve profitability. There is tremendous opportunity to have an impact on profitability at the campaign, customer, and corporate levels. The information presented will provide insight to executives, marketers, financial managers, and research analysts' - From the Introduction."Marketing ROI" presents an idea whose time has come. The idea? That marketing is an integral component of any organization's profitability (or lack thereof), and it is reasonable - in fact, beneficial - for executives to expect a measurable return on marketing investment, just as they expect returns on capital, technology, and other essential expenditures. Built around a straightforward formula that can be adapted and implemented by organizations to match their own operational and financial requirements, "Marketing ROI" follows a three-step process for introducing, understanding, and implementing marketing ROI: Understand ROI Principles - Introduces key concepts for and the rationale behind marketing ROI; Build the ROI Formula - Explains techniques and examples for measuring marketing ROI and aligning measures with decisions; and, Applying Marketing ROI - Provides methodologies and strategic applications for implementing, standardizing, and managing marketing ROI.Today's increasingly intense competitive environment, coupled with constant demands to improve shareholder value, has ratcheted up the pressure on companies to increase spending efficiency whenever and wherever possible. But with traditional paths to profitability more crowded than ever, companies are finding it virtually impossible to gain meaningful ground while using the same concepts and calculations as their competitors. Businesses need an approach that compares virtually every marketing investment with its incremental return, improves the measurements of the financial value of an organization's marketing investments, and ensures that the underlying principles remain valid."Marketing ROI" presents a new and better way to strengthen your competitive position by solidifying the tracking of your marketing expenses. Let it show you a proven path to accurately measure the efficiency and effectiveness of each of your marketing expenses - from targeted price reductions to direct marketing campaigns to revamped distribution channels - and use that data to increase the bottom-line return for every marketing decision you make.
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    Mattimeo (Redwall), by Brian Jacques

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    Slagar the Fox is bent on revenge - and determined to bring death and destruction to Redwall Abbey. Gathering his evil band around him, Slagar plots to strike at the heart of the Abbey. His cunning and cowardly plan is to steal the Redwall children - and Mattimeo, Matthias's son, is to be the biggest prize of all . . .
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    Men,s Health

    The Men’s Health Big Book of Exercises is the essential workout guide for anyone who wants a better body. As the most comprehensive collection of exercises ever created, this book is a body-shaping power tool for both beginners and long-time lifters alike. This book contains hundreds of useful tips, the latest findings in exercise science, and cutting-edge workouts from the world’s top trainers.Backed by the authority of Men’s Health magazine, this updated and revised edition features 100 new fat-loss exercises in 20 workouts designed by BJ Gaddour, Fitness Director of Men’s Health, and 1,350 photographs, showing movements for every muscle and a training plan to match every fitness goal.
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    Men’s Health

    The Men’s Health Big Book of Exercises is the essential workout guide for anyone who wants a better body. As the most comprehensive collection of exercises ever created, this book is a body-shaping power tool for both beginners and long-time lifters alike. This book contains hundreds of useful tips, the latest findings in exercise science, and cutting-edge workouts from the world's top trainers.Backed by the authority of Men's Health magazine, this updated and revised edition features 100 new fat-loss exercises in 20 workouts designed by BJ Gaddour, Fitness Director of Men's Health, and 1,350 photographs, showing movements for every muscle and a training plan to match every fitness goal.
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    MOON DREAMCATCHER by Elysian

    Dream Catchers generally referred to as "Sacred Hoops,"were traditionally used as talismans to protect sleeping people, from bad dreams and nightmares.
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    More ABC’s of Parenting, by Gouri Dange

    How do you get your 6-year-old to sleep on time? How do you get your child to socialize? How do you get your 5-year-old to stop throwing tantrums when she wants something? When conventional approaches such as reward and punishment don't work, what do you do? As much as being a joy and blessing to raise a child, parenting is a journey riddled with questions. As a parent, how do you know what's right for your child and you? Family counselor and columnist, Gouri Dange tackles all your parental woes with simple and reasoned answers and suggestions. Presented in an accessible question–answer format, More ABCs of Parenting provides practical solutions to demonstrate how there are answers to problems you thought were impossible.
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    Mother God, by Sylvia Browne

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    Sylvia Browne, in her own indomitable style, again defies convention in this uniquely informative compilation of diligently researched facts and personal accounts about the premise of a female divinity - namely, the Mother God (also known as the feminine principle). Spanning time from the earliest beginnings of humankind, when the time of the 'Goddess' was at its peak, to the current era, with its myriad beliefs and religions, Sylvia takes us on a journey of discovery, where she discusses the suppression of the 'Mother Goddess' by the male-dominated politics of modern-day religious dogma. Using a combination of historical data and poignant and heartwarming stories revealing the power and miracles attributed to the Mother God, Sylvia leads us from the question of 'Does She exist?' to the logical, fact-based conclusion that She does ...and then shows us how to call upon Her to help us in our everyday lives.
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    My Sister’s Keeper, by Jodi Picoult

    My Sister's Keeper is a deeply moving story of two sisters, Anna and Kate. Kate is born with leukemia and suffers all her life because of her medical condition. Anna is born as a savior sister to help Kate deal with her illness and provide medical assistance through surgical transplants whenever necessary.When Anna turns 13 she is told that she will have to give up a kidney to help Kate survive longer, which troubles Anna deeply. She applies for medical emancipation and hopes to be able to make all her medical decisions on her own without the influence of her parents. The lives of the two girls, their parents, and their brother Brian will never be the same again after the litigation ensues.My Sister's Keeper is a tale of sacrifice, individuality, and the true meaning of sibling love. The delinquent brother who craves for attention, the confused and frightened parents who desperately want to save their child, the lawyer with a heart of gold who is fighting for Anna, all make for a compelling read. This is the film tie-in edition of the book and was published by Hodder Paperbacks in 2009 and is available in paperback.
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    My Yummy Mummy Guide: From Getting Pregnant to Losing all the Weight and Beyond

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    Karisma Kapoor has played many roles from successful actor to businesswoman but her favourite is being mother to her two beautiful children, Samaira and Kiaan. In My Yummy Mummy Guide, she shares with you all her experiences from managing her pregnancy to losing all the weight afterwards to disciplining her kids. Here is great advice on finding the perfect maternity outfits, decorating your children's rooms, juggling work life and motherhood and planning the most stylish kiddie parties. From the first trimester to school's first semester, from growing-up issues to teen fads, My Yummy Mummy Guide is the most fun-filled best friend any mother could have. How to be glam at 40 weeks Finding that perfect nanny Managing me time Losing 24 kg in 9 months Book Features:Covers all issues from post-pregnancy diets to red-carpet maternity dressing Beautifully designed with stylish illustrations
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    Northanger Abbey, by-Jane Austen

    The Vintage Classics Austen series is designed by the writer and illustrator Leanne Shapton and introduced by some of our finest contemporary writers and Austen fans: Alexander McCall Smith, Lynne Truss, Amanda Vickery, Francesca Segal, P.D. James and Andrew Motion.'Jane Austen is a genius, and Northanger Abbey is hugely underrated' Martin AmisCatherine Morland is a young girl with a very active imagination. Her naivety and love of sensational novels lead her to approach the fashionable social scene in Bath and her stay at nearby Northanger Abbey with preconceptions that have embarrassing and entertaining consequences.
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    Not Exactly Shangri – La, by Martin Moir

    Timothy, a diffident young British academic and Huma, a feisty young Indian woman, have been invited to the remote and apparently peaceful Himalayan region of Kalapur, to work on an important monastic chronicle. However, they soon discover that a false version of the chronicle is being used by the authoritarian regime in Kalapur to suppress the secrets of a past that threatens its legitimacy. Things are complicated by a secret resistant movement led by guerrilla fighters called the Migos, named after the yetis still believed to live in the remoter parts of the region. Encouraged in their quest by a sympathetic and enigmatic local abbot, Huma and Timothy face great dangers in their search for the truth, discovering along the way, the depths of their own relationship. An adventure story, an orientalist romance, a psychological study and a serious enquiry into the notion of historical perspective, Not Exactly Shangri-la explores a world that is at once both strange and familiar.
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    Office Wit and Wisdom, by-Turner Tracey

    Companies around the world have a tendency to take young, healthy individuals, suck them dry of energy and creativity, and then spit out the desiccated husks with never a backward glance. In order to survive this process, it is necessary to laugh. Office Wit & Wisdom encourages us to appreciate the funny side of office life and includes a dictionary of management-speak, with definitions of those strange phrases only ever uttered within the confines of the office; a field guide to office personalities (sadly, we all know those executives who punch the air and whoop as they hit their targets); the horrors and pitfalls of email and internet browsing at work; and a sobering analysis of office parties: years of commuting, unpaid extra hours, and working lunches rewarded by warm white wine and public humiliation by karaoke.
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    Options Futures & Other Derivatives, by-John C. Hull

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    Our Man In Havana, by Graham Greene

    Wormold is a vacuum cleaner salesman in a city of power cuts. His adolescent daughter spends his money with a skill that amazes him, so when a mysterious Englishman offers him an extra income he's tempted. In return all he has to do is carry out a little espionage and file a few reports. But when his fake reports start coming true, things suddenly get more complicated and Havana becomes a threatening place.399
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    Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood, by Marjane Satrapi

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    Wise, funny, and heartbreaking, Persepolis is Marjane Satrapi’s graphic memoir of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution.In powerful black-and-white comic strip images, Satrapi tells the story of her life in Tehran from ages six to fourteen, years that saw the overthrow of the Shah’s regime, the triumph of the Islamic Revolution, and the devastating effects of war with Iraq. The intelligent and outspoken only child of committed Marxists and the great-granddaughter of one of Iran’s last emperors, Marjane bears witness to a childhood uniquely entwined with the history of her country.Persepolis paints an unforgettable portrait of daily life in Iran and of the bewildering contradictions between home life and public life. Marjane’s child’s-eye view of dethroned emperors, state-sanctioned whippings, and heroes of the revolution allows us to learn as she does the history of this fascinating country and of her own extraordinary family. Intensely personal, profoundly political, and wholly original, Persepolis is at once a story of growing up and a reminder of the human cost of war and political repression. It shows how we carry on, with laughter and tears, in the face of absurdity. And, finally, it introduces us to an irresistible little girl with whom we cannot help but fall in love.
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    Phantom Prey, by-John Sandford

    Returning to her luxurious home in an exclusive Minneapolis suburb, a wealthy widow is horrified to discover blood everywhere - and her student daughter missing. Instantly she suspects the involvement of the weird Goth crowd her daughter was hanging around with. With no sign of the widow's daughter, dead or alive, a second Goth is found slashed to death. But it's only when a third turns up dead that Luca Davenport is reluctantly dragged into the case. But for all Davenport's expertise, the clues don't seem to add up. And then there's the young Goth who keeps appearing and disappearing. Who is she? Where does she come from - and, more importantly, where does she vanish to? Why does Davenport suspect that there's something else going on here? Something very, very bad indeed ...
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    Popcorn Essayists, by: Arjun Sigh Jai

    A sparkling collection studded with wit, passion and insight, the essays are personal reflections on genres of cinema: Hollywood blockbusters, Hindi noir, horror — and any other kind you may have sat through wide-eyed in a million small-town halls or metro multiplexes — and the effect they had on individual lives.Ranging from the sparse, undemonstrative work of Finland's Kaurismäki brothers to a boisterous Punjabi masala movie that may or may not be about a foot fe- tish; from a writer's first — and hilarious — experience of watching a film in a theatre, to one who performs a Helen dance in drag at a Brooklyn square … each of these essays reveals to readers a completely different side of their authors.Edited by journalist, film and book critic Jai Arjun Singh, these recollections are what every movie-goer-- and book-lover--should read.Includes essays by: Rajorshi Chakraborti, Musharraf Ali Farooqi, Namita Gokhale, Anjum Hasan, Amitava Kumar, Madhulika Liddle, Jaishree Misra, Manjula Padmanabhan, Kamila Shamsie, Jai Arjun Singh, Manil Suri, Sumana Roy, Sidin VadukutAbout the Author Jai Arjun Singh is a freelance writer and journalist based in Delhi. He has worked on the literary beat for years but cinema is his first love, and his popular blog Jabberwock (http://jaiarjun.blogspot.com) is a storehouse of his writings about movies, books, evil water tanks and many other things. His book about the making of the cult film Jaane bhi do Yaaro was published by Harper Collins in 2010. He can be contacted at [email protected]
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    Popular Music , by Mikael Niemi

    ‘A wonderfully warm tale of weddings, funerals, marathon sauna contests – and the incomparable thrill of your first kiss, from “the Nick Hornby of the Arctic”.’ Marina Warner, Sunday TimesIts the 1960s, and pop records are gradually finding their way into the eager hands of teenagers in the far north of Sweden. Young Matti dreams of being a rock star – but in the tiny ice-bound village of Pajala, a boy should really spend his time cultivating more manly pursuits, such as hunting elk, drinking moonshine and fighting on dancefloors…‘Popular Music’ is one of the freshest, funniest debuts of recent years, and winner of the August prize, Sweden’s equivalent of the Man Booker. So wrap up warm and join Matti and the unforgettable community of Pajala in a wonderful tale of weddings, funerals and marathon sauna contests, the incomparable thrill of your first kiss – and of finally hearing the Beatles.
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    Retail Store Leadership, by LITTLE GRAHAM R

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    Riding the Indian Tiger: Understanding India the World’s Fastest Growing Market, by William Nobrega (Author), Ashish Sinha (Author)

    India is poised to overtake China in 2008 as the world's fastest growing economy and is becoming one of the largest economies globally. Direct foreign investment in India has increased dramatically over the past three years and the pace of activity continues to quicken as large private equity funds create new emerging market funds and corporations continue to look for new revenue growth. The middle is expected to grow from 90 million individuals today to 351 million individuals by 2010 and the retail market is expected to grow from 300 billion dollars today to 637 billion dollars by 2015. However, many companies have yet to take a close look at India and the information they currently have is limited and/or outdated. This book will provide individuals and groups that have an interest in this vast market with a detailed picture of the economic opportunities it may provide.
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    Risk Management and Financial Institutions, by-John C Hull

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    The dangers inherent in the financial system make understanding risk management essential for anyone working in, or planning to work in, the financial sector. A practical resource for financial professionals and students alike, Risk Management and Financial Institutions, Fourth Edition explains all aspects of financial risk as well as the way financial institutions are regulated, to help readers better understand financial markets and potential dangers. Fully revised and updated, this new edition features coverage of new regulatory issues, liquidity risk and stress testing. Special Features ·Understand how risk affects different types of financial institutions ·Learn the different types of risk and how they are managed ·Study the most current regulatory issues that deal with risk Table of Content Business Snapshots Preface Chapter 1: Introduction Part One : Financial Institutions and Their Trading Chapter 2: Banks Chapter 3: Insurance Companies and Pension Plans Chapter 4: Mutual Funds and Hedge Funds Chapter 5: Trading in Financial Markets Chapter 6: The Credit Crisis of 2007 Chapter 7: Valuation and Scenario Analysis: The Risk-Neutral and Real Worlds Part Two : Market Risk Chapter 8: How Traders Manage Their Risks Chapter 9: Interest Rate Risk Chapter 10: Volatility Chapter 11: Correlations and Copulas Chapter 12: Value at Risk and Expected Shortfall Chapter 13: Historical Simulation and Extreme Value Theory Chapter 14: Model-Building Approach Part Three : Regulation Chapter 15: Basel I, Basel II and Solvency II Chapter 16: Basel II.5, Basel III and Other Post-Crisis Changes Chapter 17: Fundamental Review of the Trading Book Part Four : Credit Risk Chapter 18: Managing Credit Risk: Margin, OTC Markets and CCPs Chapter 19: Estimating Default Probabilities Chapter 20: CVA and DVA Chapter 21: Credit Value at Risk Part Five : Other Topics Chapter 22: Scenario Analysis and Stress Testing Chapter 23: Operational Risk Chapter 24: Liquidity Risk Chapter 25: Model Risk Chapter 26: Economic Capital and RAROC Chapter 27: Enterprise Risk Management Chapter 28: Risk Management Mistakes to Avoid Part Six : Appendices Appendices Answers to Questions and Problems Glossary DerivaGem Software Tables for N(x) Index
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    Ruthless (Annie Carter), by Jessie Keane

    Ruthless is the fifth book in the compelling Annie Carter series by hit crime writer Jessie Keane.Annie Carter should have demanded to see their bodies lying on a slab in the morgue, but she really believed the Delaney twins were gone from her life for good.Now sinister things are happening around her and Annie Carter is led to one terrifying conclusion: her bitter enemies, the Delaney twins, didn't die all those years ago. They're back and they want her, and her family, dead.This isn't the first time someone has made an attempt on her life,yet she's determined to make it the last. Nobody threatens Annie Carter and lives to tell the tale . . .
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    Shadow Warriors: Inside The Special Forces, by- Tom Clancy

    An unconventional war requires unconventional men—the Special Forces.
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    Sharpe’s Fury, by Bernard Cornwell

    The year is 1811. With the British army penned into a small part of Portugal, and all of Spain except for the coastal city of Cadiz fallen to the invader, the French appear to have won their war. Raised in the gutters of London and taught to fight, Captain Richard Sharpe is in the Spanish capital on a mission for the British ambassador. But when a British attack on an enemy-held bridge goes disastrously wrong, he finds himself trapped in a city under siege, a hotbed of treachery, false allies, and pernicious plots. And as dawn breaks on a March morning, Sharpe must be prepared to come to the aid of the charismatic Scotsman Sir Thomas Graham, the city's would-be liberator, whose small, outnumbered army has been abandoned by the Spanish and is now is caught between the devil and the deep blue sea. Yet for Richard Sharpe, the impending battle against overwhelming odds is about more than destiny and duty; it is about revenge.
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    Star Wars” (Top Trumps), by Ben Harper

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    Haynes and Top Trumps have teamed up to create this fantastic new "Top Trumps" book, based on the original "Star Wars" trilogy ("A New Hope", "The Empire Strikes Back" and "Return of the Jedi"). Packed with stunning pictures, fascinating facts and all the vital statistics, it will keep kids and grown-ups quiet for hours.
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    Summer Holiday, by-Penny Smith

    A riotously funny novel from Penny Smith.Miranda Blake is divorced. At 45, things are starting to head south. She’s toying with the idea of Botox. Toying with the idea of facial surgery. And toying with getting a job or possibly a toy boy. The only block to all those things is her stiff, uppity daughter, 23-year-old Lucy. Pompous is what Miranda calls her. (Sane, is how Lucy sees it.)Her friends are trying to set her up with a collection of bankers and company directors… Similar types to her ex-husband, Nigel (Nigel – just saying his name makes her wince) and every new date ends in disaster. So, one summer's day, Miranda decides to go and help clean out a local canal. She falls for Alex, a dreadlocked eco-warrior. But Lucy does not approve and sets about sabotaging the relationship. She succeeds…Miranda, heartbroken, goes on holiday to Spain. But there, things only go from bad to worse – she falls in with a bad crowd and is soon way out of her depth. What is it they know about Alex and his family? How is the wealthy recluse, and island owner, David Miller involved in their dodgy business activities?Aboard a glamorous yacht, hosting an award ceremony with former breakfast TV star Katie Fisher, Miranda might be in more trouble than she ever could have imagined. Will Alex get there in time to save her?
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    Sunset

    Enthralling naval fiction by Douglas Reeman; he has also written over twenty bestselling novels featuring Richard Bolitho, under the pseudonym Alexander Kent.1941 To the residents and defense forces of the Crown Colony of Hong Kong, the war in Europe remains remote. Even the massive build-up of Japanese forces on the Chinese border cannot dent their carefree optimism.Yet one man suspects the truth. Lieutenant-Commander Esmond Brooke, the captain of HMS Serpent and a veteran of the cruel Atlantic, sees all too clearly the folly and incompetence of Hong Kong's colonial administration. To Brooke, attack by Japan seems inevitable.But, in war, there will always be some who attempt the impossible, even in the face of death. This is the story of one ship and her company who refuse to accept the anguish of defeat and surrender to a merciless enemy...
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    Tantrum

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    Tata Nano, by Thakur

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    Tearing Down the Walls, by Monica Langley

    He is one of the world's most accomplished figures of modern finance. As chairman and chief executive officer of Citigroup, Sanford "Sandy" Weill has become an American legend, a banking visionary whose innovativeness, opportunism, and even fear drove him from the lowliest jobs on Wall Street to its most commanding heights. In this unprecedented biography, acclaimed Wall Street Journal reporter Monica Langley provides a compelling account of Weill's rise to power. What emerges is a portrait of a man who is as vital and as volatile as the market itself. Tearing Down the Walls tells the riveting inside story of how a Jewish boy from Brooklyn's back alleys overcame incredible odds and deep-seated prejudices to transform the financial-services industry as we know it today. Using nearly five hundred firsthand interviews with key players in Weill's life and career -- including Weill himself -- Langley brilliantly chronicles not only his success and scandals but also the shadows of his hidden self: his father's abandonment and his loving marriage; his tyrannical rages as well as his tearful regrets; his fierce sense of loyalty and his ruthless elimination of potential rivals. By highlighting in new and startling detail one man's life in a narrative as richly textured and compelling as a novel, Tearing Down the Walls provides the historical context of the dramatic changes not only in business but also in American society in the last half century.
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    The Amber Spy Glass, by-Philip Pullman

    In the astonishing finale to the His Dark Materials trilogy, Lyra and Will are in unspeakable danger. With help from Iorek Byrnison the armored bear and two tiny Gallivespian spies, they must journey to a dank and gray-lit world where no living soul has ever gone. All the while, Dr. Mary Malone builds a magnificent Amber Spyglass. An assassin hunts her down and Lord Asriel, with a troop of shining angels, fights his mighty rebellion, in a battle of strange allies and shocking sacrifice.
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    The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms, by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

    The Bed Of Procrustes: Philosophical And Practical Aphorisms is a book of philosophy and aphorisms. This title of the book refers to the Greek mythological figure of Procrustes, the rogue smith and son of Poseidon who possessed a horrific bed. The title of this book comes from such a context. This book tries to contrast classical values such as courage, elegance, and education with psychological diseases such as phoniness and philistinism.The author of this book, The Bed Of Procrustes: Philosophical And Practical Aphorisms presents crucial yet unaccepted truths regarding life in a way that the readers can relate to those.This book intelligently helps destroy the illusions of its readers, and encourages them to accept that there are many things in the world that the readers might not know. It is only when a person accepts that she/he doesn’t know something can the reader try to take a initiative to learn. This is the main ideology behind this book of philosophy.
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    The Bellarosa Connection , by Saul Bellow

    A powerfully compressed exploration of the meaning of memory, The Bellarosa Connection is a masterful novella from a writer whose new work of fiction is further testament to his acclaimed gifts in creativity.
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    The Bridges Of Madison County, by Robert James Waller

    A man. A woman. The heat of an Iowa summer. And the brief encounter whose passion will last a lifetime.
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    The Casual Vacancy, by J.K. Rowling

    The Casual Vacancy by world-renowned author J.K. Rowling is her first publication after the world-famous Harry Potter series. It is her first novel targeted at an adult audience.The story is set in an English town called Pagford, which is depicted as a peaceful and idyllic place. However, things are not as they seem, and there exists a curtain of façade behind the picture of prettiness. The serenity gets upended when the town’s Parish Councillor Barry Fairbrother dies. The situation gets complicated and tensions develop as a result of the vacancy of his seat at the council. Things start to get ugly, with the development of factions, and the mudslinging and blame game that ensues. Everyone seems to be at war with everyone else: rich against poor, wives against husbands, and children against parents, with Barry’s vacant Council seat acting as the biggest point of conflict.The Casual Vacancy is an impressive departure from Rowling’s fantasy Harry Potter series. It deals with real-life, serious themes like class and politics, and issues of social concern such as prostitution, drugs, and rape, a far outcry from that of the books that preceded it.
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    The Dark Tower. by Stephen King

    WIZARD AND GLASS is the fourth volume in Stephen King's epic Dark Tower series. The Dark Tower is soon to be a major motion picture starring Matthew McConaughey and Idris Elba, due in cinemas July 28, 2017.In the fourth powerful novel in Stephen King's bestselling fantasy quest, The Dark Tower beckons Roland, the Last Gunslinger, and the four companions he has gathered along the road.And, having narrowly escaped one world, they set out on a terrifying journey across the scarred urban wasteland to brave a new world where hidden dangers lie at every junction: a malevolent computer-run monorail hurtling towards self-destruction, Roland's relentlessly cunning old enemy, and the temptation of the wizard's diabolical glass ball, a powerful force in Roland's first love affair. A tale of long-ago love and adventure involving a beautiful and quixotic woman named Susan Delgado
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    The Dividing Line, by Jean Arasanayagam

    ean Arasanayagam was born into one of Sri Lanka's minority communities, and married into another. By birth she is a Dutch Burgher offspring of intermarriages between Dutchmen and women of the indigenous communities a split inheritance. She herself married a Tamil, and this marriage proved to be totally unacceptable to her husband's family. In July 1983, the antagonism between Sri Lanka's Tamil minority and its Sinhalese majority culminated in bloody riots. Her family became refugees. Jean Arasanayagam bore a writer's testimony of these events.
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    The Divine Right of Capital, by Marjorie Kelly

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    Wealth inequality, corporate welfare, and industrial pollution are symptoms-the fevers and chills of the economy. The underlying illness, says Business Ethics magazine founder Marjorie Kelly, is shareholder primacy: the corporate drive to make profits for shareholders, no matter who pays the cost.In The Divine Right of Capital, Kelly argues that focusing on the interests of stockholders to the exclusion of everyone else's interests is a form of discrimination based on property or wealth. She shows how this bias is held by our institutional structures, much as they once held biases against blacks and women.The Divine Right of Capital exposes six aristocratic principles that corporations are built on, principles that we would never accept in our modern democratic society but which we accept unquestioningly in our economy. Wealth bias is a holdover from our pre-democratic past. It has enabled shareholders to become a kind of economic aristocracy. Kelly shows how to design more equitable alternatives-new property rights, new forms of corporate governance, new ways of looking at corporate performance-that build on both free-market and democratic principles.We think of shareholder primacy as the natural law of the free market, much as our forebears thought of monarchy as the most natural form of government. But in The Divine Right of Capital, Kelly brilliantly demonstrates that it is no more "natural" than any other human creation. People designed this system and people can change it.We need a change of mind as profound as that of the American Revolution. We must question the legitimacy of a system that gives the wealthy few-the ten percent of Americans who own ninety percent of all stock-a disproportionate power over the many. In so doing, we can fulfill the democratic principles of our nation not only in the political sphere, but in the economic sphere as well.
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    The Doomsday Key, by- James Rollins

    At Princeton University, a famed geneticist dies inside a biohazard lab. In Rome, a Vatican archaeologist is found dead in the heart of St Peter's Basilica. In Africa, a US Senator's son is slain within a Red Cross camp in Ghana. These three murders on three continents bear a horrifying tie: all the victims are marked by a Druidic pagan cross burned into their flesh. The bizarre murders thrust Commander Gray Pierce and SIGMA Force into a global hunt for a powerful group of industrialists who have a stranglehold on the world's food supply. Aided by two women from his past, Gray flees a trio of high-tech assassins as he pieces together the clues. But saving the world comes at a price: Pierce must sacrifice one of the women. Yet even that price might not be enough, for, as he soon discovers, the only true path to salvation lies with the Doomsday Key.
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    The Economist Numbers Guide 4th Edition: The Essentials of Business Numeracy

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    Authored by Richard Stutely, The Economist Numbers Guide: The Essentials Of Business Numeracy is a book that deals with making decisions and solving problems using the help of numerical methods. It starts off with an introduction to the importance of statistical thinking and numerical methodologies. The introduction gives a brief summary of all the chapters about to follow, thereby preparing the mindset of the readers for the information yet to come.This book is divided into 9 chapters, each of which deals with a different topic. The first chapter discusses the key concepts involved by elaborating on probability, notation, counting techniques, etc. The second chapter, titled Finance and investment, deals with inflation, analysis of investments, exchange rates, etc. The third chapter of this book pertains to the descriptive measures used for analysis and interpretation.Forecasting techniques, sample and hypothesis testing, decision-making are some of the other sub-areas explored in The Economist Numbers Guide: The Essentials Of Business Numeracy. More than a hundred graphs, tables, and charts have been provided in order to make information more comprehensible to readers.Useful for those who make business decisions on a regular basis, this book takes its readers through the basics of numeracy for businesses. The 6th revised edition of The Economist Numbers Guide: The Essentials Of Business Numeracy was published by Profile Books Ltd in 2013. It is available in paperback format.
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    The Elephant Catchers, by Subroto Bagchi

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    Hunting for a rabbit can be an easy task. All that is needed is the energy to chase for one. But trapping an elephant takes time, planning and the right skill. Subroto Bagchi, the author of the book, uses this analogy to talk about the growth of a start-up company. Elephant Catchers: The Key Lessons For Breakthrough Growth is a book that deals with why companies that start brilliantly fail to make a transformational growth in their further phases.The book is enriched with anecdotes and analogies which is a result of the author's years of experience. The crucial point of Bagchi is that, in order for an ambitious start-up company to get on top, the company needs to embrace the idea of scaling and spread it to every aspect of the organization. The process of scaling should be implemented on areas like the organization's infrastructure, brand identity, locating and obtaining new projects, innovation and leadership. A company must improve its functionality in all these areas to effective cope with the pressure and emerge successfully through transformational growth.
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    The Fall, by Robert Muchamore

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    When an MI5 operation goes disastrously wrong, James Adams needs all of his skills to get out of Russia alive.Meanwhile, his sister Lauren is on her first solo mission, trying to uncover a brutal human trafficking operation.And when James does get home, he finds that his nightmare is just beginning ...CHERUB agents have one crucial advantage: adults never suspect that children are spying on them.For official purposes, these children do not exist.
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    The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman

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    When Lyra is given the strange and secret alethiometer, she begins an extraordinary journey that will take her to the frozen lands of Arctic, where witch-clans reign and ice-bears fight. The destiny that awaits her will have immeasurable consequences far beyond her own World.
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    The Hit, by David Baldacci

    the Hit is David Baldacci's blockbuster follow up to The Innocent, the smash-hit bestseller featuring U.S. government assassin, Will Robie.When government hit man Will Robie is given his next target he knows he's about to embark on his toughest mission yet. He is tasked with killing one of their own, following evidence to suggest that fellow assassin Jessica Reel has been turned. She's leaving a trail of death in her wake including her handler.The trap is set. To send a killer to catch a killer. But what happens when you can't trust those who have access to the nation's most secret
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    The Life and Legend of Jay Gould, by Klein

    He was, for Joseph Pulitzer, "one of the most sinister figures that have ever flitted bat-like across the vision of the American people." According to the New York Times, "the work of reform is but half done...when people claiming to be respectable are not ashamed of being associated with a man such as he." He was Jay Gould, the individual who for a century has been singled out as the most despicable and unscrupulous of the Robber Barons. In this splendid biography, Maury Klein paints the most complete portrait of the notorious Gould that we have ever had. His Gould is a brilliant but ruthless businessman who merged dying railroads into expansive and profit-making lines, including the giant Union Pacific.
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    The Love Killers, by Jackie Collins

    Beth, Lara and Rio - three exotic women with a common cause and vengeance in their hearts. They're out to avenge a murder and they'll go to any lengths. Their targets: the heirs of the Bassalino crime family. Their weapon: sex. The result: a bloodbath of sexual mayhem through the lethal corridors of organized crime. Three beautiful women set out to prove that when it comes to revenge, the female is far deadlier than the male - especially when they're THE LOVE KILLERS..
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    The Mime Order,by- Samantha Shannon

    Paige Mahoney has escaped the brutal prison camp of Sheol I, but her problems have only just begun: many of the survivors are missing and she is the most wanted person in London. As Scion turns its all-seeing eye on the dreamwalker, the mime-lords and mimequeens of the city's gangs are invited to a rare meeting of the Unnatural Assembly. Jaxon Hall and his Seven Seals prepare to take centre stage, but there are bitter fault lines running through the clairvoyant community and dark secrets around every corner. Then the Rephaim begin crawling out from the shadows. But where is Warden? Paige must keep moving, from Seven Dials to Grub Street to the secret catacombs of Camden, until the fate of the underworld can be decided.
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    The Mind Of The Strategist, by Kenichi Ohmae

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    A Masterful Analysis of Company, Customer, and Competition Kenichi Ohmae - voted by The Economist as "one of the world's top five management gurus" - changed the landscape of management strategy in "The Mind of the Strategist". In this compelling account of global business domination, Ohmae reveals the vital thinking processes and planning techniques of prominent companies, showing why they work, and how any company can benefit from them. Filled with case studies of strategic thinking in action, Ohmae's classic work inspires today's managers to excel to new heights of bold, imaginative thinking and solutions. "In many ways, Ohmae can be considered the modern reincarnation of a much older guru, Adam Smith." -"Journal of Marketing". "A fascinating window into the mind of one of Japan's premier strategists...full of ideas about how to improve strategic thinking."- Michael E. Porter, Graduate School of Business Administration, Harvard University
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    The Mystery Of Capital, by Hernando De Soto

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    Why does capitalism triumph in the West but fail almost everywhere else? Elegantly, and with rare clarity, Hernando de Soto revolutionizes our understanding of what capital is and why it has failed to benefit four-fifths of mankind -- and explains the solution.'A revolutionary book . . . may not be in the class of Das Kapital, Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations or Keynes's General Theory. But if the criteria for joining that exclusive club is a capacity not only to change permanently the way we look at the world, but also to change the world itself, then there are good grounds for thinking that this book is surely a contender.' Donald Macintyre, The Independent'Few people in Britain have heard of Hernando de Soto . . . but The Mystery of Capital has already led the cognoscenti to put him in the pantheon of great progressive intellectuals of our age.' Mark Leonard, New Statesman'A crucial contribution. A new proposal for change that is valid for the whole world' - Javier Perez de Cuellar (Former Secretary United Nations)
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    The New Financial Capitalists, by George P. Baker

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    A widespread misunderstanding concerning leveraged buyouts (LBOs) is the belief that they accomplish little but the ruin of companies and the loss of employment. How else could it be? Until recently, journalists, including much of the business press, have depicted LBO specialists as generally greedy, if not sinister, forces whose activities compound the dislocations of modern American economic and social life. This kind of criticism reached a crescendo in the press and in Congress at the end of the 1980s, and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts found itself in the middle of the controversy. Based on interviews with partners of the firm and on unprecedented access to KKR's records, George P. Baker and George David Smith have written a definitive account of how KKR has approached LBOs in a book that will appeal to the specialist and general reader alike. The authors focus on KKR's founding, evolution, and innovations as ways to understand issues in modern American business. In examining KKR as a unique form of enterprise--one that subscribes to a set of alternative perspectives on business and value creation--the book bridges the gap between public perception and academic knowledge of how financial innovation impacts economic life. The firm's approach to leveraged buyouts was an important aspect of the corporate restructuring and governance reforms in the American economy from the mid-1970s through 1990 (the years of what some have called the "leveraged buyout movement"). KKR and other companies fundamentally altered the prevailing perception of the role of debt in the modern American corporation and established an alternative model for organizing and managing corporate enterprises. KKR financed the companies it acquired with high levels of debt, while linking their ownership to management. It then imposed rigorous monitoring by the board of directors over the companies in its portfolio. This combination of factors forced managers to concentrate not on growth but rather on how to achieve value through whatever means was most appropriate to the company's circumstances. The purpose of the leveraged buyout was to realize, or "create," value in companies by reforming their management systems. KKR's approach to restructuring the relationship between owners and managers in a highly leveraged firm rested on a basic principle: Make managers owners by making them invest a significant share of their personal wealth in the enterprises they manage, and they will have stronger incentives to act in the best interests of all shareholders.
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    The Penguin Guide to Vaastu : The Classical Indian Science of Architecture and Design, by Sashikala Ananth

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    The Queen of the Dying Light, by-Terry Deary

    Queen Elizabeth is dying, and England is in turmoil. There are witch hunts going on. No one is safe, not even Will's grandmother. The penalty is death by drowning. So Will is sent to London to clear the Marsden family name. He gets to meet the Queen -- but he hasn't bargained for Doctor Dee, the great magician she admires so, nor for the plots and conspiracies that surround her. It's a race against time for Will and his friend Meg, and they have dangerous enemies. But Will discovers some strange parallels with his grandmother's experiences as a girl at the court of Queen Mary, Elizabeth's bitter rival ...
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    The Quelling Eye, by John Gordon

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    The Riddle of the Third Mile, by Colin Dexter

    The thought suddenly occurred to Morse that this would be a marvellous time to murder a few of the doddery old bachelor dons. No wives to worry about their whereabouts; no landladies to whine about the unpaid rents. In fact nobody would miss most of them at all . . .By the 16th of July the Master of Lonsdale was concerned, but not yet worried.Dr Browne-Smith had passed through the porter's lodge at approximately 8.15 a.m. on the morning of Friday, 11th July. And nobody had heard from him since.Plenty of time to disappear, thought Morse. And plenty of time, too, for someone to commit murder . . .
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    The Saint – My Autobiography, by-Ian St John

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    The Second Wives Club, by Jane Moore

    t's Alison's wedding day, her gorgeous husband Luca is by her side, and everything is just perfect. Perfect that is, until Luca's first wife gatecrashes the reception and makes it clear that she's going to remain very much part of his life ...A stunned Alison soon finds an ally in Fiona, a founding member of The Second Wives Club and similarly plagued by her husband's ex. There she's introduced to Julia, whose husband has stayed best friends with his first wife - to Julia's intense irritation - and to long suffering Susan whose entire life is surrounded by reminders of her partner's saintly former wife.For the women, The Second Wives Club is a refuge and a lifesaver: somewhere to bitch and to gossip and to share horror stories about the exes' latest excess. But maybe if they all have the same problem they can work together on a solution? For enough is enough: it's way past time for the Second Wives to stop settling for second best ...
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    The Siege (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), by-Peter David

    Political tensions on Bajor are once again on the rise, and the various factions may soon come to open conflict. In addition, a series of murders has shaken everyone on board the station. While Security Chief Odo investigates the murders, Commander Sisko finds himself butting up against a new religious faction that plans to take over Bajor and force the Federation to leave "Deep Space Nine" TM. Odo traces the murders to a bizarre and dangerous new form of holo suite technology, a technology that turns its users into insane killers, and now threatens Sisko's son, Jake. As the situation on Bajor deteriorates, Sisko learns that the political conflict and the new holo suites are connected, and part of the plan of a dangerous madman.
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    The Star Of The Sea , by Joseph O’Connor

    On board are hundreds of fleeing refugees. Among them are a maidservant with a devastating secret, bankrupt Lord Merridith and his family, an aspiring novelist, a maker of revolutionary ballads, all braving the Atlantic in search of a new home. Each is connected more deeply than they can possibly know. But a camouflaged killer is stalking the decks, hungry for the vengeance that will bring absolution.The twenty-six day journey will see many lives end, others begin afresh. In a spellbinding story of tragedy and mercy, love and healing, the further the ship sails towards the Promised Land, the more her passengers seem moored to a past which will never let them go.
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    The Tenderness of Wolves, by : by Stef Penney

    10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY EDITION - FEATURES READING GROUP QUESTIONS AND NEW MATERIAL FROM STEF'S UPCOMING EPIC NOVEL, UNDER A POLE STARCOSTA AWARD WINNER and WORLDWIDE BESTSELLER. A breathtaking tale of mystery, buried secrets and romance, set in nineteenth century frontier Canada - for fans of THE SNOW CHILD and A PLACE CALLED WINTER.'Unquestionably atmospheric, evocative and rewarding' Independent on Sunday'A tense and delicately written thriller' ObserverCanada, 1867. A young murder suspect flees across the snowy wilderness. Tracking him is what passes for the law in this frontier land: trappers, sheriffs, traders and the suspect's own mother, desperate to clear his name. As the party pushes further from civilisation, hidden purposes and old obsessions are revealed. One is seeking long-lost daughters; another a fortune in stolen furs; yet another is chasing rumours of a lost Native American culture. But where survival depends on cooperation, their fragile truce cannot afford to be broken, nor their overriding purpose - to find justice for a murdered man - forgotten.The Tenderness of Wolves is a must-read historical epic, weaving adventure, suspense and humour into an exhilarating thriller, a panoramic romance and ultimately, one of the books of the last ten years.
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    The Third Jesus: How to Find Truth and Love in Today’s World , by Dr Deepak Chopra

    In this dazzling book, one of the most influential spiritual thinkers of our time provides an answer that is as challenging as it is uplifting. Deepak Chopra searches for the Christ who stands at the heart of Christianity and discovers the identity of Jesus is threefold.Firstly, there is Jesus the man, who lived over 2000 years ago and whose sermons form the foundation of Christian theology. Secondly, there is Jesus the Son of God, who represents a specific branch of religion. Finally, there is the Third Jesus, the spiritual guide whose teachings embrace humanity as a whole.By considering each of these separate figures, Chopra allows us to decide for ourselves which of them speaks the most clearly to us today. As we become familiar with the universal wisdom of Christ, most especially through the guidance of the Third Jesus, we may become more open to a truly loving spirituality. And we will begin to create a brighter future, free from hatred fuelled by religious fundamentalism.
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    The Ties that Bind, by: Lyn Andrews

    Tessa O'Leary is the only daughter of a family of fatherless boys. When her mother dies she's her brothers' lifeline to survival. So for Tessa the privations of war are just another battle to be fought for a young woman who was born fighting...Elizabeth Harrison is oppressed by her shopkeeper mother's snobbish expectations and it seems that the coming war could offer her an escape from her family's emotional ties - but at what cost?
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    The Upside Down Reader, by Jug Suraiya

    Written by the inimitable Jug Suriya the following four books are a reader’s delight. Juggling Act contains a selection of 76 columns by Jug Suraiya. Witty, satirical and hilarious, the book makes for a riveting read. Second Opinion is a collection of his writings from the column by the same name. Calcutta — A City Remembered invites you to delve into the heart of Calcutta. While The Upside Down Reader compiled from the ideal third edit is like a snowflake: a transitory whimsy that is so timelessly unique that it can never be replicated.
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    The Upstart , by Catherine Cookson

    The Upstart is a historical novel from Catherine Cookson set amidst the turbulent social currents of rural England at the turn of the century.Risen to power and influence, Samuel Fairbrother, a newly monied manufacturer and retailer of boots, shoes, and clogs, decided that his new station in life deserved a more imposing residence. When a thirty-four-room mansion on the outskirts of Fellburn became available, he established himself as the owner of the property he saw as the emblem of his wealth and a suitable reward for his new, exalted status in the business community. Along with the house, Fairbrother inherited the services of a staff of servants headed by Maitland, the butler, who made it plain his new boss was not the gentleman his predecessor had been but was no more than an upstart.So began a clash of wills between master and man, in which Samuel Fairbrother soon realised he is at a distinct disadvantage. Maitland, urbane and apparently well educated, was ingenious at maintaining a position of indispensability. Fairbrother was all too aware that he dare not do without Maitland’s services and was forced to conclude that he would never win this conflict. And so an uneasy truce was declared between them.As the years went by and the century turned, Fairbrother’s children left the big house and made lives of their own – all except his eldest daughter, Janet, who by means of a legacy was able to shape the destiny of her father’s scattered family and effect the reconciliation that he thought was impossible.The Upstart is a brilliant novel that captures vividly the conflicts of class in the society of the late nineteenth century.
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    The Way Through the Woods, by Colin Dexter

    They called her the Swedish Maiden - the beautiful young tourist who disappeared on a hot summer's day somewhere in North Oxford. Twelve months later the case remained unsolved - pending further developments. On holiday in Lyme Regis, Chief Inspector Morse is startled to read a tantalizing article in The Times about the missing woman. An article which lures him back to Wytham Woods near Oxford... and straight into the most extraordinary murder investigation of his career.
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    The World is Flat: The Globalized World in the Twenty-first Century, by Thomas L. Friedman

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    The beginning of the twenty-first century will be remembered, Friedman argues, not for military conflicts or political events, but for a whole new age of globalization – a ‘flattening’ of the world. The explosion of advanced technologies now means that suddenly knowledge pools and resources have connected all over the planet, levelling the playing field as never before, so that each of us is potentially an equal – and competitor – of the other. The rules of the game have changed forever – but does this ‘death of distance’, which requires us all to run faster in order to stay in the same place, mean the world has got too small and too flat too fast for us to adjust? Friedman brilliantly demystifies the exciting, often bewildering, global scene unfolding before our eyes, one which we sense but barely yet understand. The World is Flat is the most timely and essential update on globalization, its successes and its discontents, powerfully illuminated by a world-class writer.In his new chapters: 'If It's Not Happening, It's Because You're Not Doing It' and 'What Happens When We All Have Dog's Hearing?' the author explores both the benefits and disadvantages of the very latest developments in global communication. The emergent popularity of blogging, pod-casting, YouTube and MySpace enable the modern world citizen to broadcast their views to a potential audience of billions, and the proliferation of Internet access to even the poorest communities gives everyone who wants to the tools to address issues of social injustice and inequality. On the other hand the technology that seems to improve communication on a global scale causes it to deteriorate on a local scale. Identifying ours as 'The Age of Interruption', Friedman discusses the annoyance and dangers of BlackBerrys in meeting rooms, hands-free kits in conversation and using a phone or iPod whilst driving. In an age when we are always 'connected' via email or mobile phone how can we hope to concentrate on one thing without interruption? As expected the author has revitalised this new edition of The World Is Flat with timely insights into the nature of our flat world.
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    The Wounded Land, by-Stephen Donaldson

    Thomas Covenant returns unwillingly to a Land ravaged by four thousand years of Lord Foul's pestile