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More Tales from Thistledown Farm - 2854422561

49,77 zł

More Tales from Thistledown Farm Legend Press

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

Seventeen humorous farm stories for five to eight year olds up. In this collection David Evans takes his reader on another jaunt to Thistledown Farm where the irrepressible Farmer John is cracking on with the daily chores of farming life. John is as likeably down to earth and inept as ever. He always has a new ploy up his sleeve and readers will chuckle as his best laid plans go oft agley- but always come right in the end. These stories have a sheer good natured warmth with moments of slapstick humour and delightful silliness. A fun easy going literary spree for readers of all ages. Those who already know Farmer John will welcome a revisit to Thistledown Farm and new readers will no doubt find much to enjoy. If you enjoy this book try THISTLEDOWN FARM: Farmer John's Boots and other stories.

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Pleasant Nights - Volume 1 - 2854287489

308,34 zł

Pleasant Nights - Volume 1 University Of Toronto Press

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

Renowned today for his contribution to the rise of the modern European fairy tale, Giovan Francesco Straparola (c. 1480-c. 1557) is particularly known for his dazzling anthology The Pleasant Nights. Originally published in Venice in 1550 and 1553, this collection features seventy-three folk stories, fables, jests, and pseudo-histories, including nine tales we might now designate for 'mature readers' and seventeen proto-fairy tales. Nearly all of these stories, including classics such as 'Puss in Boots,' made their first ever appearance in this collection; together, the tales comprise one of the most varied and engaging Renaissance miscellanies ever produced. Its appeal sustained it through twenty-six editions in the first sixty years. This full critical edition of The Pleasant Nights presents these stories in English for the first time in over a century. The text takes its inspiration from the celebrated Waters translation, which is entirely revised here to render it both more faithful to the original and more sparkishly idiomatic than ever before. The stories are accompanied by a rich sampling of illustrations, including originals from nineteenth-century English and French versions of the text. As a comprehensive critical and historical edition, these volumes contain far more information on the stories than can be found in any existing studies, literary histories, or Italian editions of the work. Donald Beecher provides a lengthy introduction discussing Straparola as an author, the nature of fairy tales and their passage through oral culture, and how this phenomenon provides a new reservoir of stories for literary adaptation. Moreover, the stories all feature extensive commentaries analysing not only their themes but also their fascinating provenances, drawing on thousands of analogue tales going back to ancient Sanskrit, Persian, and Arabic stories. Immensely entertaining and readable, The Pleasant Nights will appeal to anyone interested in fairy tales, ancient stories, and folk creations. Such readers will also enjoy Beecher's academically solid and erudite commentaries, which unfold in a manner as light and amusing as the stories themselves.

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The Lost Valley of Iskander - 2859270175

86,96 zł

The Lost Valley of Iskander White Press

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

This early work by Robert E. Howard was originally published in the 20th century and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'The Lost Valley of Iskander' is a story in the El Borak series where El Borak discovers the Greek descendants of Alexander the Great. Robert Ervin Howard was born in Peaster, Texas in 1906. During his youth, his family moved between a variety of Texan boomtowns, and Howard - a bookish and somewhat introverted child - was steeped in the violent myths and legends of the Old South. At fifteen Howard began to read the pulp magazines of the day, and to write more seriously. The December 1922 issue of his high school newspaper featured two of his stories, 'Golden Hope Christmas' and 'West is West'. In 1924 he sold his first piece - a short caveman tale titled 'Spear and Fang' - for $16 to the not-yet-famous Weird Tales magazine. Howard's most famous character, Conan the Cimmerian, was a barbarian-turned-King during the Hyborian Age, a mythical period of some 12,000 years ago. Conan featured in seventeen Weird Tales stories between 1933 and 1936 which is why Howard is now regarded as having spawned the 'sword and sorcery' genre. The Conan stories have since been adapted many times, most famously in the series of films starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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The Lost Race - 2859227308

53,50 zł

The Lost Race White Press

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

This early work by Robert E. Howard was originally published in 1927 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'The Lost Race' is a story in the Bran Mak Morn series and is set during the Roman invasion of Britain. Robert Ervin Howard was born in Peaster, Texas in 1906. During his youth, his family moved between a variety of Texan boomtowns, and Howard - a bookish and somewhat introverted child - was steeped in the violent myths and legends of the Old South. At fifteen Howard began to read the pulp magazines of the day, and to write more seriously. The December 1922 issue of his high school newspaper featured two of his stories, 'Golden Hope Christmas' and 'West is West'. In 1924 he sold his first piece - a short caveman tale titled 'Spear and Fang' - for $16 to the not-yet-famous Weird Tales magazine. Howard's most famous character, Conan the Cimmerian, was a barbarian-turned-King during the Hyborian Age, a mythical period of some 12,000 years ago. Conan featured in seventeen Weird Tales stories between 1933 and 1936 which is why Howard is now regarded as having spawned the 'sword and sorcery' genre. The Conan stories have since been adapted many times, most famously in the series of films starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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Beyond Belief - 2847848203

53,87 zł

Beyond Belief Picador

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

This is a book about one of the more important and unsettling issues of our time. But it is not a book of opinion. It is, in the Naipaul way, a very rich and human book, full of people and their stories: stories of family, both broken and whole; of religion and nation; and of the constant struggle to create a world of virtue and prosperity in equal measure. Islam is an Arab religion, and it makes imperial Arabizing demands on its converts. In this way it is more than a private faith; and it can become a neurosis. What has this Arab Islam done to the histories of the non-Arab Islamic states: Indonesia, Iran, Pakistan, and Malaysia? How do the converted peoples view their past -- and their future? In a follow-up to Among the Believers, his classic account of his travels through these countries, V. S. Naipaul returns, after a gap of seventeen years, to find out how and what the converted preach. 'Sceptical, enquiring, sharply observant and unfailingly stylish' Guardian 'Peerless ...the human encounters are described minutely, superbly, picking up inconsistencies in people's tales, catching the uncertainties and the nuances ...there is a candour to his writing, a constant precision at its heart' Sunday Times

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Night at the Crossroads - 2854196471

32,32 zł

Night at the Crossroads Penguin

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

This is a new translation of Georges Simenon's sensational tale of deceit and back-stabbing in an isolated community, book six in the new Penguin Maigret series. 'She came forward, the outlines of her figure blurred in the half-light. She came forward like a film star, or rather like the ideal woman in an adolescent's dream. 'I gather you wish to talk to me, Inspector ...but first of all please sit down...' Her accent was more pronounced than Carl's. Her voice sang, dropping on the last syllable of the longer words.' Maigret has been interrogating Carl Andersen for seventeen hours without a confession. He's either innocent or a very good liar. So why was the body of a diamond merchant found at his isolated mansion? Why is his sister always shut away in her room? And why does everyone at Three Widows Crossroads have something to hide? Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels. "Compelling, remorseless, brilliant". (John Gray). "One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century...Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories". (Guardian). "A supreme writer ...unforgettable vividness". (Independent). Georges Simenon was born in Liege, Belgium, in 1903. Best known in Britain as the author of the Maigret books, his prolific output of over 400 novels and short stories have made him a household name in continental Europe. He died in 1989 in Lausanne, Switzerland, where he had lived for the latter part of his life. Linda Coverdale is the awarding-winning translator of many French works and has been honoured with the title of Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters for her contribution to French literature.

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Tennis's Most Wanted - 2854327829

32,62 zł

Tennis's Most Wanted Brassey's US

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

Tennis history is filled with unusual, bizarre, and unbelievable stories. Tennis's Most Wanted chronicles seven hundred of the most outrageous players, coaches, and officials in tennis history. Its seventy lists describe in detail tennis's colorful characters, surprising matches, inept players, bizarre nicknames, outrageous outfits, embarrassing losses, errant shots, terrible tantrums, and more. Only here will you learn that Joshua Pim won Wimbledon in 1893 and 1894 under an assumed name because he was afraid that being a tennis player would hurt his medical practice, or that Frank Riesley and Sydney Smith settled their 1904 Wimbledon semifinal match by flipping a coin. M. H. de Amorin served seventeen consecutive double faults in a 1937 match at Wimbledon. Renee Richards played in the 1955 U.S. Open as a man and (after a sexchange operation) as a woman in 1975. W. C. Fields played tennis with a racket in one hand and a martini in the other. Tony Pickard lost a match at the Italian Open when a linesman left to buy ice cream. "Gorgeous Gussy" Moran did a striptease at a press conference, and Pat Stewart wrote her phone number on her panties for the 1961 Wimbledon. You can find all this and more in Tenni's Most Wanted.

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Call of Cthulhu and Other Tales of the Lovecraft Mythos - 2859215009

58,47 zł

Call of Cthulhu and Other Tales of the Lovecraft Mythos Prohyptikon Publishing Inc

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

The seventeen stories selected for this compilation range from the fantastic to the outright bizarre, exposing the dark dreams and obsessions that plagued the short life of H.P. Lovecraft, the master of supernatural horror and fiction. Often known as either The Cthulhu or Lovecraft Mythos, his later works of short fiction are the foundation for the dark phantasmic mythology that has driven a cult following like none other before or since in literary history, inspiring countless writers and artists around the world over the last century. In the feature story 'The Call of Cthulhu', a manuscript is found amongst the papers of a deceased professor's estate, including pamphlets, newspaper clippings, and a strange statuette, all pointing to the same horrific truth-the return of the Dark God Cthulhu and his corpse-city R'lyeh. Furthering the research of the professor, the narrator is taken on a journey to the deep Pacific, as he discovers first-hand the fate that awaits all those who oppose the ancient cult devoted to the liberation of the monstrous being from the shadow time of Earth, that yearns to emerge from Its abyssal prison and sway all humankind to Its will. And while the aethereal beast from the darkest of ages past was forced back long enough to sink again with the ruins of Its nightmarish and impossible city, It is not beaten... Cthulhu lies in wait only for the stars to align once more. Also included are sixteen more terrifying tales from the twisted dreams and visions of the master of horror and the macabre: Azathoth, The Shadow Over Innsmouth, He, The Whisperer in Darkness, Cool Air, The Evil Clergyman, Ibid, The Book, History of the Necronomicon, The Strange High House in the Mist, Ex Oblivione, The Nameless City, Hypnos, The Horror at Red Hook, What the Moon Brings, and The Haunter of the Dark.

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Living Color: Writing, Painting, and the Bones of Seeing - 2850282897

61,75 zł

Living Color: Writing, Painting, and the Bones of Seeing Stewart Tabori & Chang

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In Natalie Goldbergs 1996 edition of Living Color, she presented twelve essays on painting and writing and the importance of living a creative life. Seventeen years later, these same stories are just as (if not more) poignant and in Living Color, we are presenting them in a new, redesigned and expanded edition. This revised edition includes the twelve essays that appeared in the original book, as well as a new introduction on how Natalie's work in both art and writing has evolved since 1996, plus a new essay on the importance of paying attention to our surroundings. New interactive exercises in painting, seeing and writing will be included with each essay, enabling readers to contemplate their own creative process and experiment as they read along. Natalie's exceptional writing and her approach to making art will speak volumes to a new generation of aspiring artists who dream of living a more creative life.

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Last Waltz in Vienna - 2854259655

60,84 zł

Last Waltz in Vienna Macmillan

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On Saturday 26 February, 1938, seventeen-year-old Georg Klaar took his girlfriend Lisl to his first ball at the Konzerthaus. His family were proudly Austrian. They were also Jewish. Just two weeks later came the Anschluss. A family had been condemned to death by genocide. This new edition of George Clare's incredibly affecting account of Nazi brutality towards the Jews includes a previously unpublished post-war letter from his Uncle to a friend who had escaped to Scotland. This moving epistle passes on the news of those who had survived and the many who had been arrested, deported, murdered or left to die in concentration camps, and those who had been orphaned or lost their partners or children. It forms a devastating epilogue to what has been hailed as a classic of holocaust literature. 'A work of literary genius' Michael Burleigh 'A deeply moving book. I felt enriched and grateful after reading it' John le Carre 'Told with calm and dignity. I shall not forget the mother and father' Rumer Godden 'Admirable, combining very cleverly the historical and personal' Graham Greene 'There have been many moving stories of Jewish persecution but none more overwhelming than this' Lord Langford 'Mr Clare leads us gently, but inexorably, to the edge of the pit and then leaves us to look down into it' Edward Crankshaw, Observer 'This poignant memoir is written from the heart ...the truest defence against political hatreds for the future' David Pryce-Jones, Financial Times

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Where Things Come Back - 2826671762

41,74 zł

Where Things Come Back Simon & Schuster Ltd

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

A quirky coming-of-age story, perfect for fans of John Green, David Levithan and Stephen Chbosky. Just when seventeen-year-old Cullen Witter thinks he understands everything about his small town, everything changes. His sensitive, gifted fifteen-year-old brother Gabriel has suddenly and inexplicably disappeared. Then a birdwatcher thinks he spots the Lazurus woodpecker - a species thought to be extinct since the 1940s. Sparking a flurry of press, the small town erupts into woodpecker mania. Soon all the kids are getting woodpecker haircuts and everyone's eating "Lazarus burgers". Cullen must navigate his way through a summer of finding and losing love while also holding his fragile family together. Meanwhile a young missionary in Africa, who has lost his faith, is searching for meaning wherever he can find it. As distant as they seem, these stories are thoughtfully woven ever closer together and before a surprising and harrowing climax. Complex but truly extraordinary, tinged with melancholy and regret, comedy and absurdity, this novel finds wonder in the ordinary. It's about a lot more than what Cullen calls, "that damn bird." It's about the dream of second chances.

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Stoker Munro, Survivor - 2854339367

53,72 zł

Stoker Munro, Survivor HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd

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A simple, moving, vivid and heartbreaking account of one young sailor's eventful war. I heard the cries of scared men yelling they couldn't swim, but they jumped in regardless. I pulled off my new boots, dropped them on the deck and, clutching my tobacco tin, jumped overboard, feet first ...We were a good distance away from the sinking Perth when two more torpedoes slammed into it and we watched silently as our ship slid under. Suddenly we were alone at sea in a pitch-black night in an overcrowded Carley float. Someone said, 'Goodbye, gallant one.' Stoker Munro was just an inexperienced seventeen year old knockabout kid when he went to war, but he turned out to be an extraordinary survivor. The sinking of the Perth was only the beginning of his war. Stoker suffered through years of harsh imprisonment in Java and the infamous Changi prison camp, as well as the horrors of the Thai-Burma Railway. Then, just as conditions improved, he was shipped off to Japan and another disaster. Stoker Munro, Survivor is a simple but moving account of a young sailor's war, as told to his close friend, David Spiteri. Stoker's voice - clear, distinctive, laidback and larrikin, with an ability to find the humour in just about any situation - epitomises everything that is great about the ANZAC spirit: courage, resilience, and the sheer refusal to lie down and be beaten. 'The story of Stoker Darby Munro's survival is an epic of the human spirit ...In our time, when the word hero is flung around so lightly, this book reflects upon genuine heroism. We forget these stories and these lives at our peril.' Mike Carlton

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Secret Paris Cinema Club - 2854249756

33,23 zł

Secret Paris Cinema Club Quercus Publishing

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

Alain Bonnard, the owner of a small art cinema in Paris, is a dyed-in-the-wool nostalgic. In his Cinema Paradis there are no buckets of popcorn, no XXL colas, no Hollywood blockbusters. Alain holds firm to his principles of quality - to show films that bring dreams to life, make people fall in love. And Alain would do anything for his clientele - particularly the mysterious woman in the red coat who, for some time now, has turned up every Wednesday and always sits in row seventeen. What could her story be? Finally one evening Alain plucks up courage to invite the unknown beauty to dinner. But just as the most tender of love stories is getting under way, something happens that turns Alain's life upside down, shoving his little cinema unexpectedly into the public eye. So when the woman in the red coat suddenly vanishes from his life, the cinema owner can't help but wonder if it is more than a coincidence. Taking matters into his own hands, Alain sets off in search of the stranger he has come to love - roll the opening credits for a timeless cinematic romance worthy of the Parisian silver screen!

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Twilight and History - 2826628218

92,76 zł

Twilight and History Wiley

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

The first look at the history behind Stephenie Meyer's bestselling Twilight series, timed to release with the third movie, Eclipse The characters of the Twilight Saga carry a rich history that shapes their identities and actions over the course of the series. Edward, for instance, may look like a seventeen-year-old teen heartthrob, but was actually born in 1901 and died during the Spanish Influenza of 1918. His adopted sister, Alice, was imprisoned in an insane asylum in 1920 and treated so badly there that even becoming a vampire was a welcome escape. This book is the first to explore the history behind the Twilight Saga's characters and their stories. You'll learn about what life might have been like for Jasper Whitlock Hale, the Confederate vampire who fought during the Civil War, Carlisle Cullen, the Puritan witch hunter-turned-vampire who participated in the witchcraft persecutions in Early Modern England, and the history of the Quileute culture that shaped Jacob and his people --and much more. * Gives you the historical backdrop for Twilight Saga characters and events * Adds a whole new dimension to the Twilight novels and movies * Offers fresh insights on vampires, romance, and history Twilight and History is an essential companion for every Twilight fan, whether you've just gotten into the series or have followed it since the beginning.

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Forever Liesl - 2854317680

61,61 zł

Forever Liesl Macmillan

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

The Sound of Music is more than a classic film. It is a cultural phenomenon. Its magic lives on in the minds and hearts of everyone it has touched. It was Charmian Carr who captivated us as the world's most famous older sister: Liesl 'Sixteen Going on Seventeen' von Trapp. Now, she is the first of the 1965 film's cast to tell us what it was like to be part of the phenomenon, celebrating the spirit of the movie -- family love, romance, inspiration, courage, and the joy and power of music. Forever Liesl brims with anecdotes -- from love affairs on set to wild nights at Salzburg's Bristol Hotel (where Charmian was billeted with 'the adults'), the near disaster as they filmed that famous dance in the summerhouse, how she won her role with no acting experience, and her relationships, both then and now, with her six celluloid siblings. You'll read this in part to find out the answer to the question Charmian is asked most often -- What was Julie Andrews really like? -- but you'll discover her favourite stories from friends and fans of the film, rare photographs, how they actually pieced the world of the film together from locations in Austria and sets in Hollywood, what Charmian learned when she met the real von Trapp children, and how The Sound of Music has helped her to get through stormy times in her own life since.

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