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Devilfish - 2826861570

61,94 zł

Devilfish VIKING

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

From prison cell to Las Vegas penthouse, "Devilfish: The Life & Times of a Poker Legend" is the no-holds-barred life story of the UK's best poker player and all-time legend, Dave 'Devilfish' Ulliott. Ever wanted a seat at the table with the Devilfish? Well, now's your chance...Dave 'Devilfish' Ulliott is the the most successful poker player in British history, with tournament winnings of GBP6 million. But he started life with an unlucky hand -on a council estate in Hull, boredom staved off by a spot of safe-cracking. He finally found his true vocation at the card table. From prison to a penthouse in Las Vegas; from gang fights to parties at the Playboy mansion; from losing $700,000 in a day to winning a World Series of Poker bracelet; from being public enemy No 1 to the big draw on Channel Four's "Late Night Poker", Devilfish knows what it means to lose and win big. And still come out cracking jokes. "This is a full life story from the fish's own mouth: his jokes, his sauce, and detailed revelations from his criminal past. Broad, funny, northern and poetic. A master storyteller". ("Guardian"). "Cancel your plans for the weekend and do yourself a big favour. Read this. Devilfish is funny as f**k, ballsy, brave as a lion, mad as a bag of monkeys, and absolutely captivating as a storyteller". (Roger Cook, "Daily Star"). "Fast, funny, scary, smart, cocky and colourful". (Victoria Coren, "Observer"). "A poker classic". ("Daily Star").

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Charlotte Bronte - 2835278662

125,64 zł

Charlotte Bronte VIKING

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

On the 200th anniversary of Charlotte Bronte's birth, Penguin is publishing the definitive biography of this extraordinary novelist, by acclaimed literary biographer Claire Harman Charlotte Bronte's life contained all the drama and tragedy of the great Gothic novels it inspired. She was raised motherless on remote Yorkshire moors and sent away to brutally strict boarding school at a young age. She watched helpless growing up as, one by one, her five beloved siblings sickened and died; by the end of her short life, she was the only child of the Bronte clan remaining. And most fascinating and tragic of all, throughout her adult life she was haunted by a great and unrequited love - a love that tortured Charlotte but also inspired some of the most moving, intense and revolutionary novels ever written in the English language. Charlotte was a literary visionary, a feminist trailblazer and the driving force behind the whole Bronte family. She encouraged her sister Emily to publish Wuthering Heights when no-one else believed in her talent. She took charge of the family's precarious finances when her brilliant but feckless brother Branwell succumbed to opium addiction. She travelled from Yorkshire to Europe to the bright lights of London, met some of the most brilliant literary minds of her generation (Elizabeth Gaskell, Charles Dickens, William Thackeray), and became a bestselling female author in a world still dominated by men. And in each of her books, from Villette and Shirley to her most famous, Jane Eyre, Charlotte created brand new kinds of heroines, inspired by herself and her life, fiercely intelligent women burning with hidden passions. This beautifully-produced, landmark biography is essential reading for every fan of the Bronte family's writing, from Jane Eyre to Wuthering Heights. It is a uniquely intimate and complex insight into one of Britains best loved writers. This is the literary biography of the year; if you loved Claire Tomalins Charles Dickens, this event is not to be missed. "An extraordinary book, crammed with scholarship and glittering with trivia...Harman's book offers so many delights...This is a fantastic compendium, the tone calm and impartial despite severe provocation." (Independent on Sunday on Jane's Fame). "A shrewd but unstuffy critic, Harman's prose rings with good sense, affection and humour...[ She] manages to be not only scholarly, but indecently entertaining." (Daily Mail on Jane's Fame). "Harman charts its course with wit and style, as well as scholarly precision." (Mark Bostridge for the Literary Review on Jane's Fame). "There is no doubt that Harman is the first to treat this fascinating subject in an accessible, lively manner unshackled by academic jargon. It's the quality of the insights and the interpretations that make this book such a good read." (Sunday Telegraph on Jane's Fame). "Rich and colourful...Harman's book is a delight from beginning to end...This superb biography not only handles the familiar material with flair but goes further than previous biographies." (Sunday Times on Robert Louis Stevenson: A Biography). "Superbly readable...she has excellent taste...a marvellous and eventful read." (Evening Standard on Robert Louis Stevenson: A Biography).

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George VI - 2826696500

75,29 zł

George VI VIKING

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

This is the definitive biography of George VI, the hero of The King's Speech. George VI reigned through taxing times. Acceding to the throne upon his brother's abdication, he was immediately confronted with the turmoil in European politics leading up to the Second World War, then the War itself, followed by a period of austerity, social transformation and loss of Empire. George was unprepared for kingship, suffering from a stammer which could make public occasions very painful for him. Moreover he had grown up in the shadow of his brother, a man who had been idolized as no royal prince has been, before or since. However, as Sarah Bradford shows in this sympathetic biography, although George was not born to be king, he died a great one. "A triumph...Sarah Bradford looks set to inherit Lady Longford's mantle as royal biographer supreme". (Mail on Sunday). "Lucid, convincing and admirably fair...George VI has been fortunate in his biographer". (Philip Ziegler). "Vivid, thorough and enjoyable". (Independent). Sarah Bradford is a historian and biographer. Her books include Cesare Borgia (1976), Disraeli (1982), winner of the New York Times Book of the Year, Princess Grace (1984), Sacherevell Sitwell (1993), Elizabeth: A Biography of Her Majesty the Queen (1996), America's Queen: The Life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (2000), Lucrezia Borgia (2005) and Diana (2007). She lives in London and is married to the 8th Viscount Bangor. She is currently working on a full scale biography of Queen Victoria.

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Year of Doing Good - 2826880739

68,69 zł

Year of Doing Good VIKING

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

Judith O'Reilly, author of the hugely popular blog and book Wife in the North embarks on a year long social experiment in the witty A Year of Doing Good. Fed up of New Year's resolutions involving diets and exercise abandoned on January 2nd, Judith is attempting to be good. For one whole year. She embarked on a mission to do one good deed every day. Some called it a social experiment. At times she called it madness. Juggling family, friends and a variety of neighbours in the small Northumberland village she calls home, she recounts the ups, downs, moments of doubt and sheer bloody hard work of doing good. From the small - babysitting a friend's child, clearing up her neighbour's dead mice and feeding her friendship cake Herman the German, to the slightly larger - trying to raise GBP10,000 for charity with her Jam Jar Army and teaching a severely handicapped child to write - she describes what she learns along the way: that no good deed is too small and that being good makes you happy. Well, most of the time. "A funny, uplifting and admirable book". (Observer). "Banish January blues with A Year of Doing Good by Judith O'Reilly who resolved to do one good turn day ...utterly uplifting". (Woman & Home). "Fizzing with energy Judith's writing is open-hearted and funny ...though not a guide to doing good, Judith's story may inspire you to do a little more for others this year". (Express). "Glorious sincerity ...the admiring accounts of others' lives, the detailing of the deeds gladly done or furiously resented, the unending chaos of family life - all are rendered honestly, colourfully and occasionally hilariously". (Lucy Mangan, Sunday Times). A Year of Doing Good inspires the reader with the day-to-day journey of meaning, gratification and joy that comes from contributing to the lives of others in so many creative ways. For those who want to put "do unto others" in the centre of their lives and reap the unexpected benefits of happiness and health, this is the book for you. Elegantly written, the words jump off the page' Stephen G. Post, PhD, author of The Hidden Gifts of Helping Judith O'Reilly is a writer and journalist. Her first book Wife in the North was based on her blog of the same name and was a bestseller. Her second book, a novel, is living in a drawer. Her third book is this one. She is married with three children, and for one year she tried to be good.

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Lake of Dreams - 2850430057

40,22 zł

Lake of Dreams VIKING

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

From the author of the bestselling and beloved novel "The Memory Keeper's Daughter" by Kim Edwards, comes a mesmerising story of startling family secrets and lies in the "Sunday Times" bestselling novel "The Lake of Dreams". The darkest secrets are the ones we hide from ourselves...Ten years ago, traumatized by her father's death, Lucy left her home and her country. Now, she returns to her family's rambling lakeside home to lay old ghosts to rest. Sleepless one night, Lucy makes a momentous discovery. Locked in a moonlit window seat is a collection of family heirlooms - objects whose secrets no one was ever supposed to find. Piecing together her family's true history, she realises that the story she has always been told was a fiction...Mesmerizing and haunting, "The Lake of Dreams" is a startling story of family secrets and lies, lost love and redemption, and of the many pieces and puzzles that make up a life. "An emotional novel with lyrical touches". ("Sunday Times"). "Beautifully plotted and breathtakingly accomplished". ("Daily Express"). "An absorbing, perceptive and moving tale". ("Daily Mail"). "A powerful saga". ("Good Housekeeping"). "An epic of discovery and deception". ("She"). "A page-turner". ("Red"). Kim Edwards is the author of the bestselling "The Memory Keeper's Daughter" and a collection of short stories, "The Secrets of a Fire King". Her honours include the Whiting Award and the Nelson Algren Award, as well as the Kentucky Literary Award, a National Magazine Award, and a grant from the NEA. She is Associate Professor of English at the University of Kentucky.

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Penguin Book of Norse Myths - 2826738649

64,51 zł

Penguin Book of Norse Myths VIKING

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

Dramatic, compelling and comprehensive - the great cycle of Norse myths are retold for the modern reader in "The Penguin Book of Norse Myths" by Kevin Crossley-Holland. 'Burning ice, biting flame; that is how life begins'. The extraordinary Scandinavian myth cycle is one of the most enduring, exciting, dramatic and compelling of the world's great stories. A series of intertwined tales which together form a strange and fantastical world teeming with gods and goddesses, heroes and monsters, battles and couplings, the Norse myths are as exciting to read as they are of vast cultural and historical importance. Taking us from the creation of the world through the building of Asgard's Wall to the final end in Ragnorak, and featuring the exploits and adventures of such legendary figures as Odin, Thor and Loki, "The Penguin Book of the Norse Myths" brings alive the passion, cruelty and heroism of these unforgettable stories. "Stately or bucolic, heroic or comic, romantic or gross, horrific or gentle, deeply ironic or deeply moving, the myths here retold yield up their mood and substance". ("The Times Literary Supplement"). "A collection of dramatic, moving, intricately structured stories ...a scholarly survey and compendium of Norse mythology . ..a sustained poem distinguished by the icy precision of its language". ("The Times Educational Supplement"). Kevin Crossley-Holland is an eminent poet, translator and prize-winning children's author. His translations of Old English poetry are brought together in "The Anglo-Saxon World", and he has also translated "The Exeter Book Riddles" for "Penguin Classics". Among his many publications are eight volumes of poetry, various anthologies, including "The Oxford Book of Travel Verse" and "Folk Tales of the British Isles", as well as two operas, a play and a memoir. He was previously Gregory Fellow in Poetry at the University of Leeds, editorial director of Victor Gollancz, Lecturer in Anglo-Saxon Literature and Culture for the Tufts University London program, Fulbright Visiting Scholar at St Olaf College and Endowed Chair in the Humanities and Fine Arts at the University of St Thomas. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and lives in Norfolk.

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Jeremy Paxman - Empire - 2826861720

49,71 zł

Jeremy Paxman - Empire VIKING

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

From the bestselling author of "The English" comes "Empire", Jeremy Paxman's history of the British Empire accompanied by a flagship 5-part BBC TV series, for readers of Simon Schama and Andrew Marr. The influence of the British Empire is everywhere, from the very existence of the United Kingdom to the ethnic composition of our cities. It affects everything, from Prime Ministers' decisions to send troops to war to the adventurers we admire. From the sports we think we're good at to the architecture of our buildings; the way we travel to the way we trade; the hopeless losers we will on, and the food we hunger for, the empire is never very far away. In this acute and witty analysis, Jeremy Paxman goes to the very heart of empire. As he describes the selection process for colonial officers ('intended to weed out the cad, the feeble and the too clever') the importance of sport, the sweating domestic life of the colonial officer's wife ('the challenge with cooking meat was "to grasp the fleeting moment between toughness and putrefaction when the joint may possibly prove eatable"') and the crazed end for General Gordon of Khartoum, Paxman brings brilliantly to life the tragedy and comedy of Empire and reveals its profound and lasting effect on our nation and ourselves. "Paxman is witty, incisive, acerbic and opinionated...In short, he carries the whole thing off with panache bordering on effrontery". (Piers Brendon, "Sunday Times"). "Paxman is a magnificent historian, and "Empire" may be remembered as his finest work". ("Independent on Sunday"). Jeremy Paxman was born in Yorkshire and educated at Cambridge. He is an award-winning journalist who spent ten years reporting from overseas, notably for "Panorama". He is the author of five books including "The English". He is the presenter of "Newsnight" and "University Challenge" and has presented BBC documentaries on various subjects including Victorian art and Wilfred Owen.

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Queen Elizabeth II - 2826691862

40,22 zł

Queen Elizabeth II VIKING

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

From Sarah Bradford, the best-selling author of "George VI", "Elizabeth" and "Diana", the definitive biography of Queen Elizabeth II, to tie in with the Diamond Jubilee. Elizabeth II has lived through the Abdication, the Blitz and World War Two, the sex and spy scandals of the swinging sixties, the Cold War and the nuclear threat and the Fall of the Berlin Wall. She has known 11 US Presidents including JFK and Ronald Reagan, and other world leaders like President Mandela and Pope John XXII. Her Prime Ministers have ranged from Winston Churchill and Margaret Thatcher to David Cameron, the last only ten years older than her grandson. Her own family experiences, a mixture of happiness and crisis, weddings and divorces, and, in the case of Diana, violent death, have been lived in the glare of tabloid headlines. More than 2 billion people watched the wedding of her grandson Prince William to Catherine Middleton in 2010 shortly before she made the first State Visit to Ireland by a British monarch for 100 years. Our world has changed more in her lifetime than in any of her predecessors': the Queen has remained a calm presence at the centre, earning the respect of monarchists and republicans. How has she done it? "Bradford has a real grasp of history and the ability to make it spark into new life". ("Sunday Telegraph"). "Bradford's forte, ever since she was a history-mad girl, is thinking herself into other lives". ("Daily Telegraph"). Sarah Bradford is a historian and biographer. Her books include "Cesare Borgia" (1976), "Disraeli" (1982), winner of the "New York Times" Book of the Year, "Princess Grace" (1984), "Sacherevell Sitwell" (1993), "Elizabeth: A Biography of Her Majesty the Queen" (1996), "America's Queen: The Life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis" (2000), "Lucrezia Borgia" (2005) and "Diana" (2007). She frequently appears on television as an authority on her biographical subjects and as a commentator on notable royal events. She is currently working on a full scale biography of Queen Victoria. She lives in London.

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All The King's Men - 2836518660

55,18 zł

All The King's Men VIKING

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

Saul David's "All The King's Men" is a thrilling history of the British Redcoat from the English Civil War to Waterloo. Between 1660 and 1815 British supremacy on foreign soil was near total. Central to this success was the humble redcoat soldier who showed heroism in battle and stoicism in peace, despite appalling treatment. This is their story: of brutal discipline and inedible food, of loyalty and low pay, of barracks and battlefield - of victory, defeat, life and death. Praise for "All The King's Men": "An extraordinary story, packed with drama, incident and great characters..."All The King's Men" is all you could hope for...Quite an achievement". (Patrick Bishop, "Country Life"). "A heady mixture of heroism, incompetence, devilish tactics and plain good luck". ("Sunday Times"). "Filled with swashbuckling derring-do, the reek of blood and gunpowder, combined with shrewd analysis of power, war and psychology". (Simon Sebag Montefiore). Saul David is Professor of War Studies at the University of Buckingham and the author of several critically acclaimed books, including The Indian Mutiny: 1857, Zulu and, most recently, Victoria's Wars: The Rise of Empire. He recently presented 'Bullets, Boots and Bandages' for BBC 4 and is a regular contributor to Radio 4.

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On Beauty - 2846347533

44,72 zł

On Beauty VIKING

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

Zadie Smith's "On Beauty" is a funny, powerful and moving story about love and family. Why do we fall in love with the people we do? Why do we visit our mistakes on our children? What makes life truly beautiful? Set in New England mainly and London partly, "On Beauty" concerns a pair of feuding families - the Belseys and the Kipps - and a clutch of doomed affairs. It puts low morals among high ideals and asks some searching questions about what life does to love. For the Belseys and the Kipps, the confusions - both personal and political - of our uncertain age are about to be brought close to home: right to the heart of family. "The novel I didn't want to finish, I was enjoying it so much". (John Sutherland, "Evening Standard"). "Thrums with intellectual sass and know-how". ("Literary Review"). "Delightfully entertaining ...filled with humour, generosity and contemporary sparkle". (Alex Clark, "Daily Telegraph"). "My novel of the year ...Delicious". (Liz Jones, "Evening Standard"). "Satirical, wise and sexy". ("Washington Post"). "Heartstopping". ("The Times Literary Supplement"). "A triumph, Smith's comedy shines". ("Daily Mail"). "Ambitious, hugely impressive, beautifully observed". ("Guardian"). Zadie Smith was born in north-west London in 1975. Her debut novel, "White Teeth", won the Whitbread First Novel Award, the Guardian First Book Award, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction, and the Commonwealth Writers' First Book Prize, and was included in TIME 100 Best English-language Novels from 1923 to 2005. Her second novel, "On Beauty", was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and won the Orange Prize for Fiction. She has written two further novels, "The Autograph Man" and "NW", a collection of essays, "Changing My Mind", and also edited a short-story anthology, "The Book of Other People".

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Castle in Spain - 2826928080

55,18 zł

Castle in Spain VIKING

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

"Stands apart...This Englishman's castle might have started as a dream, but it has ended up being an extraordinary reality". ("Sunday Times"). Walking in the Pyrenees one spring morning Matthew Parris stumbled upon a magnificent ruined mansion standing on the edge of a line of huge cliffs. Later he was to discover that parts of the house dated back to the 14th century though it had not been completed until 1559; and that it had survived two massive earthquakes before falling into disrepair in the early 1960s. A few years later, seduced by 'one of those foolish challenges that grip us in middle life', Parris bought the house, L'Avenc, and set about restoring it to its full glory. This delightful book chronicles it all: the original discovery, the attempts to discover its history, and then the long effortful years trying to bring it back to life in the face of scepticism from family, friends and Spanish neighbours. The original edition of "A Castle in Spain" was published in 2005 when the renovations were a work in progress; this new edition triumphantly records all that has happened since.

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Run or Die - 2826653611

65,32 zł

Run or Die VIKING

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

Run or Die by Kilian Jornet - The inspirational memoir of "the most dominating endurance athlete of his generation." (The New York Times). Kilian Jornet has conquered some of the toughest physical tests on the planet. He has run up and down Mt. Kilimanjaro faster than any other human being, and struck down world records in every challenge that has been proposed - all before the age of 25. Dominating ultra marathons and races at altitude, he has redefined what is possible in running, astonishing competitors with his near-superhuman fitness and ability. In Run or Die Kilian shares his passion, inviting readers into a fascinating world rich with the beauty of rugged trails and mountain vistas, the pulse-pounding drama of racing, and an intense love for sport and the landscapes that surround him. In turns inspiring, insightful, candid, and deeply personal, this is a book written from the heart of the world's greatest endurance runner, for whom life presents one simple choice: Run. Or die. This is the next must-have read for those who enjoyed the endurance books Born to Run by Christopher McDougall and Ultramarathon Man by Dean Karnazes. "Trail running's first true breakout star". (Runner's World). Kilian Jornet is a world champion ultra-runner, climber and ski mountaineer (a combination of skiing and mountaineering). He was raised in the mountains of Eastern Spain and at 18 months old would hike four to five hours at a time. In 2013 Jornet broke the world speed record to ascend and descend the 14,692-foot Matterhorn mountain. Jornet's time was 2 hours and 52 minutes. The push typically takes climbers around 12 hours. Kilian Jornet was voted the presitigious 'Adventurer of the Year 2014' award by National Geographic magazine, in honour of his latest project to break speed records up and down the world's 7 tallest mountains. The 4-year-project finishes with a running attempt up Everest in 2016.

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Postmistress - 2826772640

40,22 zł

Postmistress VIKING

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"The Sunday Times" bestseller "The Postmistress" by Sarah Blake is a heart-rending and profoundly moving story of love and loss in World War II. It is 1940, and bombs fall nightly on London. In the thick of the chaos is young American radio reporter Frankie Bard. She huddles close to terrified strangers in underground shelters, and later broadcasts stories about survivors in rubble-strewn streets. But for her listeners, the war is far from home. Listening to Frankie are Iris James, a Cape Cod postmistress, and Emma Fitch, a doctor's wife. Iris hears the winds stirring and knows that soon the letters she delivers will bear messages of hope or tragedy. Emma is desperate for news of London, where her husband is working - she counts the days until his return. But one night in London the fates of all three women entwine when Frankie finds a letter - a letter she vows to deliver..."The Postmistress" is an unforgettable story of three women: their loves, their partings and the secrets they must bear, or bury..."A beautifully written, though-provoking novel that I'm telling everyone to read". (Kathryn Stockett, author of "The Help"). "A brilliant story, beautifully crafted, that touches the heart and captures the imagination". ("Sunday Express"). "Unforgettable, heart-wrenching, captivating. A profoundly moving story of love, loss and life in war time". ("Sunday Independent"). "Heartbreaking". ("Daily Express"). "A World War Two blockbuster with echoes of Atonement". ("Red"). "A moving tale that will stay with you long after the final page". ("Good Housekeeping"). Sarah Blake lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband, the poet Josh Weiner, and their two sons.

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The Moon and More - 2850284911

87,19 zł

The Moon and More VIKING

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

From a #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author comes the story of a life-changing summer romance. During her last summer at home before leaving for college, Emaline begins a whirlwind romance with Theo, an assistant documentary filmmaker who is in town to make a movie.

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Everyday Life In Viking Age Towns - 2845347467

259,99 zł

Everyday Life In Viking Age Towns

Książki Obcojęzyczne>Angielskie>Humanities>History>Regional & national history>European history>British & Irish historyKsiążki Obcoj...

The Thirteen Chapters In This Book Bring Together The Current State Of Knowledge About Viking-Age Towns (c. 800-1100) From Both Sides Of The Irish Sea, Focusing On Everyday Life In And Around These Emerging Settlements. What Was It Really Like To Grow Up, Live, And Die In These Towns?

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