The long-awaited final volume of the trilogy by Patrick Leigh Fermor - hailed as the greatest travel writer of his generation.
Informationen zum Autor. Jeremy Scahill is the National Security Correspondent for The Nation magazine and one of the world's foremost experts on privatised warfare. He is the author of the international bestseller Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary [...]
A heart-breaking portrait of one man's life - of his demons and his lost love - The Temporary Gentleman is, ultimately, a novel about Jack's last bid for freedom, from the savage realities of the past and from himself.
Coney Island, 1911: Coralie Sardie is the daughter of a self-proclaimed scientist and professor who acts as the impresario of The Museum of Extraordinary Things, a boardwalk freak show offering amazement and entertainment to the masses. An extraordinary swimmer, Coralie [...]
Informationen zum Autor. Jo Nesbo played football for Norway's premier league team Modle, but his dream of playing professionally for Spurs was dashed when he tore crucial ligaments in his knee at the age of eighteen. After three years military service he attended business [...]
A new novel from No. 1 bestselling author Mark Mills. Since school Ben Makepeace has hardly thought of the manipulative Jacob. Now a writer on the wrong side of forty, Ben meets a hedge-fund billionaire Victor Sheldon with hopes he ll bankroll a film script. Apparently [...]
Informationen zum Autor. A former documentary television producer (and winner of two Emmy Awards and an Edward R. Murrow Award), Kate Manning has written for the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times Book Review, Glamour and More, among other publications. She is the author [...]
High-flier Matt Beckford's sole ambition is to turn forty with his life sorted. It looks like things are going in the right direction, but when Matt's wife unexpectedly calls time on their marriage, a chain of events is set in motion that very quickly sees him facing forty [...]
The decline of the West is something that has long been prophesied. Symptoms of decline are all around us today: slowing growth, crushing debts, aging populations. But what exactly is amiss with Western civilization? This book presents a indictment of an era of negligence [...]
Informationen zum Autor. Gary Shteyngart is the author of The Russian Debutante's Handbook, Absurdistan and Super Sad True Love Story.. Klappentext. A candid and deeply poignant story of a Soviet family's trials and tribulations, and of their escape in 1979 to the [...]
WINNER OF THE COSTA BOOK OF THE YEAR 2013 'I'll tell you what happened because it will be a good way to introduce my brother. His name's Simon. I think you're going to like him. I really do. But in a couple of pages he'll be dead. And he was never the same after that.'
Klappentext. Fast-paced, vivid and emotionally absorbing, HOW TO GET FILTHY RICH IN RISING ASIA creates two unforgettable characters who find moments of transcendent intimacy in the midst of shattering change. .
Informationen zum Autor. John Williams was born on August 29, 1922 in Clarksville, Texas. He served in the United States Army Air Force from 1942 to 1945 in China, Burma and India. The Swallow Press published his first novel, Nothing But the Night, in 1948, as well as his [...]
It is the nineteenth century and the kingdom of Persia is at a turning point. When a young King, Shah Naser, takes to the throne he inherits a medieval, enchanted world. But beyond the court, the greater forces of colonisation and industrialisation close in. The Shah's [...]