Spanning seven turbulent decades, this story traces the fabulous rise of poor but ambitious Charlie Trumper, a man who becomes embroiled in one family's battle to build London's greatest department store against overwhelming odds and undermining enemies.
It's 1963 and a young German reporter has been assigned the suicide of a holocaust survivor. The news story seems straighforward, this is a tragic insight into one man's suffering. But a long hidden secret is discovered in the pages of the dead man's diary. What follows is life-and-death hunt for a notorious former concentration camp-commander, a man responsible for the deaths of thousands, a man as yet unpunished.
Somewhere, behind the Iron Curtain, a top secret mission may change the ultimate fate of East and West Germany. It is code-named Operation Trumpeter. And it is now approaching zero hour -- when the Wall comes tumbling down.
Action and blood-thirsty suspense from the master of the game. Simon Vaughan knows what it's like to fight a dirty war, he's had first-hand experience in Korea. Now he languishes in a Greek jail. When it comes to firearms and gun-running nobody does it better, but those days are behind him, until the British army propose a deal. His freedom for his help against the IRA in Belfast. He doesn't haven't any choice, if he wants his freedom back he'll have to conquer a new battlegroung…
Hocherman's mixture of the yiddish folklore 'The Dybbuk' and the cinema clasic 'The Exorcist' combine to make a book that you just can't put down! It picks up from page one and captivates the reader until the very end of the book. It leaves you screaming for more. The book is enjoyable on many levels, specifically an intelectual level. The book isn't for those who want the book to think for them, and that is what makes it such a terrific read.
In Moscow, a sheaf of military secrets changes hands. If it arrives at its destination, and if its import is understood, the consequences could be cataclysmic. Along the way it has an explosive impact on the lives of three people: a Soviet physicist burdened with secrets; a beautiful young Russian woman to whom the papers are entrusted; and Barley Blair, a bewildered English publisher pressed into service by British Intelligence to ferret out the document's source. A magnificent story of love, betrayal, and courage, The Russia House catches history in the act. For as the Iron Curtain begins to rust and crumble, Blair is left to sound a battle cry that may fall on deaf ears.
"Death Trance" is an intoxicating tale of Eastern Mysticism.One of Mastertons more sensitive novels examining one mans struggle to come to terms with his loss. The main characters grief is so intense it really moves the reader.This is the only Masterton novel that actually allows the main character to grieve instead of bedding the nearest woman.(He turns her down). The first chapter is horrifying and intense and whereas I usually enjoy the gore this chapter was disturbingly uncomfortable.
An introductory chapter on the anatomy of a novel deals with construction, characters, plots and convention, and is followed by seven main extracts from novels which include Conrad's "Heart of Darkness", Lawrence's "Women in Love", Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby" and Walker's "The Colour Purple".
Obok angielskiego tekstu polskie tłumaczenie słówek i komentarz gramatyczny.
"The Forsyte Saga", first published under that name in 1922, is a series of three novels and two interludes published between 1906 and 1921 by Nobel Prize-winning English author John Galsworthy. They chronicle the vicissitudes of the leading members of a large commercial upper middle class English family, similar to Galsworthy's own. Only a few generations removed from their farmer ancestors, the family members are keenly aware of their status as "new money".
Uzupełnieniem książki są trzy płyty AUDIO CD o tej samej sygnaturze.
This series provides a wide variety of reading materials for all learners of English. The books are retold versions of popular classics and contemporary titles as well as specially written stories. The heroine, while employed as a personal companion, meets and falls in love with Maxim de Winter, a rich Englishman whose beautiful wife has recently died under tragic circumstances. To her surprise and joy, Maxim proposes to her. But the shadow of Rebecca, Maxim’s first wife still dominates him.
Uzupełnieniem książki są dwie płyty AUDIO CD o tej samej sygnaturze.
This series provides a wide variety of reading materials for all learners of English. The books are retold versions of popular classics and contemporary titles as well as specially written stories. When British Prime Minister Adam Lang's ghost writer, Mike McAra, dies in mysterious circumstances, a new writer is brought in to write Lang's biography. But it soon becomes clear that Lang and his wife Ruth are a much more complicated couple than they first seem. The Ghost is a powerful commentary on the policies employed by the British government on 'The War on Terror' during the Tony Blair years.
Nick Hornby's second bestselling novel is about sex, manliness and fatherhood. Will is thirty-six, comfortable and child-free. And he's discovered a brilliant new way of meeting women - through single-parent groups. Marcus is twelve and a little bitnerdish: he's got the kind of mother who made him listen to Joni Mitchell rather than Nirvana. Perhaps they can help each other out a little bit, and both can start to act their age.
It is a very cold winter and there are many more birds around than usual. Nat is afraid, for the birds keep coming in their thousands and they are hungry. They want to kill. "Penguin Readers" is a series of simplified novels, film novelizations and original titles that introduce students at all levels to the pleasures of reading in English. Originally designed for teaching English as a foreign language, the series' combination of high interest level and low reading age makes it suitable for both English-speaking teenagers with limited reading skills and students of English as a second language.
Set in rural California at the beginning of the twentieth century, this is the saga of the Trasks and the Hamiltons, two families whose histories are deeply intertwined. A story of murder and conflict between brother and brother, father and son.
Tom Ripley is struggling to stay one step ahead of his creditors, and the law, when an unexpected acquaintance offers him a free trip to Europe and a chance to start again. But how does Ripley act when his new happiness is threatened? A gripping tale of murderous ambition, recently filmed starring Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law and Cate Blanchett.
The Wave started in Mr Ross's history lesson. Now it is all over the school. Everybody loves The Wave except Laurie Saunders. She liked it at the beginning but it's begun to frighten her. Can Laurie make the others see what is happening? Can anyone stop The Wave?
Philip and Timothy were on a small Dutch ship in the Caribbean Sea during the Second World War. A German boat attacked and sank their boat and they escaped in a lifeboat. After floating in the sea for two or three days, during which time Philip goes blind, they arrive at the 'cay', an island, where they must wait for help ...The Cay is a children's classic written by Theodore Taylor, an American who writes books for young people and also makes films.
When a black man, Carl Lee Hailey, kills the two white men who raped his daughter, the town of Clanton, Mississippi is filled with anger and violence on all sides. This makes for a dangerous case for young lawyer Jack Brigance, but he'll do anything to defend his client and his own life.