1988. Frank owns a music shop. It is jam-packed with records of every speed, size and genre. Classical, jazz, punk - as long as it's vinyl he sells it. Day after day Frank finds his customers the music they need. Then into his life walks Ilse Brauchmann. Ilse asks Frank to teach her about music...
Half-goblin boy Joseph Grubb lives in Fayt, a bustling trading port where elves, trolls, fairies and humans live side by side. Fed up of working at the Legless Mermaid tavern, Grubb dreams of escape - until a whirlwind encounter with a smuggler plunges him into Fayt's criminal underworld.
Nine-year-old Louis Drax is a problem child: bright, precocious, deceitful, and dangerously, disturbingly, accident prone. When he falls off a cliff into a ravine, the accident seems almost predestined. Louis miraculously survives - but the family has been shattered.
It's a dark and lonely Christmas Eve in the dining room of ancient Soul's College. The Dean of Soul's College has arrived, and the evening's ceremonies must begin.For this is the annual meeting of a secret club for those who despise children, warmth, happiness, and above all Christmas.
Dealing with the issues that affect us all: personal, political, national and global, this book explores questions such as: What is cultural heritage? How do we define national identity? Is it possible to overcome censorship and propaganda? And how can we celebrate, challenge and change our remarkable world?
Pearl Buck was raised in China by her American parents, Presbyterian missionaries from Virginia. Blonde and blue-eyed she looked startlingly foreign, but felt as at home as her Chinese companions. Pearl Buck would eventually rise to eminence in America as a bestselling author. This biography recounts her upbringing in China.
Nicholas Royle's magnificent second novel combines a page-turning story about literary theft, adultery and ambition with a deeply moving investigation into our relationship to birds and the environment.
When Christmas term comes around, Clara can't wait to learn everything there is to know about being a Christmas fairy. Except she's SO excited that she can't be still and quiet like a fairy should. But when it comes round to the big Christmas Show, it looks like that's exactly the kind of fairy Santa needs.
Written by a clinical psychologist, Siblings give parents the tools to create positive sibling relationships. Highly practical, and based solidly in clinical research, it not only describes the issues which parents may face but gives them methods and specific strategies to build lasting bonds
It's 1979 and in Birkenhead smack and Maggie Thatcher are still less of an issue than Lois jeans and Adidas Forest Hills training shoes. for Paul Carty, 19, and his mystical, Joy Division-loving mate Elvis, life revolves around The Pack, a mob of violent Tranmere Rovers supporters.
THE CHILLING SECOND DCI BILLY McCARTNEY THRILLERDCI Billy McCartney has had enough of the police force. This is McCartney's chance for redemption...Praise for the DCI Billy McCartney series:`Pace and tension in spades...'Irish Times`Ferociously compelling'Reader's Digest`Violent and earthy, reflecting its inner-city locale.
What went on behind closed doors in the Tudor Court? Comprehensive coverage of all the major Tudors: Henry VII, Elizabeth of York, Prince Arthur, Henry VIII, Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves, Catherine Howard, Catherine Parr, Henry VIII's various mistresses, Edward VI, Mary Tudor and Elizabeth I.
Would you rather love the more, and suffer the more; or love the less, and suffer the less?First love has lifelong consequences, but Paul doesn't know anything about that at nineteen.As he grows older, the demands placed on Paul by love become far greater than he could possibly have foreseen.
A dragon with a short temper is not a good combination, as Fergal's family and friends soon find out. It is only when he starts to notice other animals have clever tricks to calm down that Fergal begins to win back his friends, especially when he discovers dragons can cool off in a very handy way.
The brilliantly compelling new biography of the treacherous and tyrannical King John, published to coincide with the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta. John's rejection of the charter led to civil war and foreign invasion, bringing his life to a disastrous close.
And why is the singing of others so essential to human life? In ten discrete but cohering essays Coleman tackles the arc of that history as if it were an emotional experience with real psychological consequences - as chaotic, random, challenging and unpredictable as life itself.
Trump responds on twitter, 'FAKE NEWS.'
In Collusion, award-winning journalist Luke Harding reveals the true nature of Trump's decades-long relationship with Russia and presents the gripping inside story of the dossier.