The immensely gifted writer and magical prose stylist Michael Chabon delivers another bravura epic (Michiko Kakutani, New York Times) - a big-hearted, exhilarating novel exploring the profoundly intertwined lives of two Oakland families.
Now in paperback: the perfect quirky Christmas present for readers of New Scientist and anyone who enjoys QI. The Things that Nobody Knows is a fascinating and unputdownable exploration of the limits of human knowledge of our planet, its history and culture, and the [...]
Not so very long ago, Eragon--Shadeslayer, Dragon Rider--was nothing more than a poor farm boy, and his dragon, Saphira, only a blue stone in the forest. Now, the fate of an entire civilization rests on their shoulders. Long months of training and battle have brought [...]
From New York Times bestselling author Dennis Lehane, an epic, unflinching tale of Prohibition and one mans rise from petty thief on the streets of Boston to the greatest rum runner on the Gulf Coast. Meticulously researched and artfully told, Lehane solidifies his [...]
Shares "bro-style" advice for prospective parents that declares that the cool time of life is over once children arrive and explains how to render a child's life awesome in spite of parental lameness.
A fascinating hero, the pursuit of a sword of mythical power and one of Englands greatest and least known battles - a remarkable novel by Britains master storyteller and author of Azincourt.
Offers annotated transcripts of recordings from the secretly-installed recording systems in the oval office and cabinet room of the White House during the John F. Kennedy presidency, covering several of the most important events of the day.
In this title, the author argues that there is design in our universe and a deep intelligence behind life. Without defending organised religion, he debunks randomness as an explanation for how Nature evolves and shows how consciousness comes first and matter second.
When murderous bands of militiamen begin roaming the western United States and attacking voerment agencies, it will take a dedicated grou pof the nation's finest and toughest civilian airment to put an end to the homegrown insurgency.
When Barry Fairweather dies unexpectedly in his early forties, the little town of Pagford is left in shock. Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty façade is a town at war. Rich at war with [...]
Berlin in 1933 is in upheaval. Eleven-year-old Carla von Ulrich struggles to understand the tensions disrupting her family as Hitler strengthens his grip on Germany. Into this turmoil steps her mother's formidable friend and former British MP, Ethel Leckwith, and her [...]
Presents a memoir of the author's nine years spent underground after he was sentenced to death by the Ayatollah Khomeini for his controversial novel, "The Satanic Verses," describing how his family and he continued to live while constantly in hiding and under police protection.
Man alone measures time. Man alone chimes the hour. And, because of this, man alone suffers a paralysing fear that no other creature endures. A fear of time running out. Gripping, simply told and filled with deep human truth, this unforgettable story will inspire readers [...]
The original and best, Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book is the ultimate compact guide. Now in its 36th edition, it is the UK's number one wine book for wine-lovers and professionals. It is the key reference for enthusiasts, investors and collectors and this year's edition [...]
I'll shoot a policeman every day until you arrest the murderer of Hanneke Sloet.Shortly after the South African Police Services receive this threatening email, a policeman is shot by a sniper and recovering alcoholic Benny Griessel is ordered to reopen the Sloet [...]