Keep The Aspidistra Flying

Author: George Orwell
Editor: HMH
ISBN: 9780547563992
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A novel by the author of 1984 about a man determined to reject middle-class values who finds living in noble poverty more difficult than expected. Gordon Comstock despises the materialism and shallowness of middle-class life—the worship of money, the striving for dull, stuffy respectability. To live up to his ideals, he quits his lucrative position as an advertising copywriter and devotes himself to poetry and other high-minded pursuits. But low-paid part-time employment and a constant shortage of cash is not exactly conducive to creativity and happiness. The stress even causes him to lash out at his devoted girlfriend, Rosemary, who he suspects of preferring a richer man. This sharply witty novel about the difficulties of idealism and the effects of financial strain is yet another outstanding read from the genius who brought us Animal Farm, Down and Out in Paris and London, and other enduring works.

The Bears Famous Invasion Of Sicily

Author: Dino Buzzati
Editor: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 9781590170762
Size: 10,39 MB
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In search of food, Leander, King of the Bears, leads his subjects from their safe caves in the mountains of Sicily to the valley where they triumph over many enemies.

The Extincts

Author: Veronica Cossanteli
Editor: Chicken House
ISBN: 191149032X
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George helps out at Wormestall Farm, a hidden sanctuary for extinctly strange animals that shouldn't be here: dodos, dragons and dinosaurs. But if evil animal-stuffer Diamond Pye gets her way they won't be alive for much longer ...

My Family And Other Animals

Author: Gerald Durrell
Editor: Viking
ISBN: 9780241976654
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My Family and Other Animals is the bewitching account of a rare and magical childhood on the island of Corfu by treasured British conservationist Gerald Durrell. This tv tie in edition coincides with ITV's six part television series The Durrells. Escaping the ills of the British climate, the Durrell family - acne-ridden Margo, gun-toting Leslie, bookworm Lawrence and budding naturalist Gerry, along with their long-suffering mother and Roger the dog - take off for the island of Corfu. But the Durrells find that, reluctantly, they must share their various villas with a menagerie of local fauna - among them scorpions, geckos, toads, bats and butterflies. Recounted with immense humour and charm My Family and Other Animals is a wonderful account of a rare, magical childhood. 'Durrell has an uncanny knack of discovering human as well as animal eccentricities' Sunday Telegraph 'A bewitching book' Sunday Times

Aristotle Detective

Author: Margaret Doody
Editor: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022613184X
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Murder and mayhem may seem like unreasonable company for Aristotle, one of the founding minds of Western philosophy. But in the skilled hands of Margaret Doody, the pairing could not be more logical. With her Aristotle Detective novels, Margaret Doody brings a Holmesian hero to the bloodied streets of ancient Greece, trading the pipe and deerstalker of Sherlock for the woolen chiton and sandals of Aristotle. Replete with suspense, historical detail, and humor, and complemented by an ever-growing cast of characters and vivid descriptions of the ancient world, Doody’s mysteries are as much lively takes on the figures and forms of the classics as they are classic whodunits in their own right. In Aristotle Detective, we first meet Stephanos—naive Watson to Aristotle’s learned Holmes—a young landed Athenian and student of Aristotle. With the aid of his cunning, olive-loving teacher, Stephanos must clear his exiled cousin of murder and save his family’s honor in a tense public trial. Will Stephanos survive to cinch the case?

Coming Up For Air

Author: George Orwell
Editor: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141906022
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Years in insurance and marriage to the joyless Hilda have been no more than death in life to George Bowling. This and fear of another war take his mind back to the peace of his childhood in a small country town. But his return journey to Lower Binfield brings complete disillusionment.

Lady Anna

Author: Anthony Trollope
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780192837189
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When it appeared in 1874, Lady Anna met with little success, and positively outraged the conservative - `This is the sort of thing the reading public will never stand...a man must be embittered by some violent present exasperation who can like such disruptions of social order as this.' (Saturday Review) - although Trollope himself considered it `the best novel I ever wrote! Very much! Quite far away above all others!!!' This tightly constructed and passionate study of enforced marriage inthe world of Radical politics and social inequality, records the lifelong attempt of Countess Lovel to justify her claim to her title, and her daughter Anna's legitimacy, after her husband announces that he already has a wife. However, mother and daughter are driven apart when Anna defies her mother's wish that she marry her cousin, heir to her father's title, and falls in love with journeyman tailor and young Radical Daniel Thwaite. The outcome is never in doubt, but Trollope's ambivalence onthe question is profound, and the novel both intense and powerful.

Words Are Stones Impressions Of Sicily

Author: Carlo Levi
Editor: Palala Press
ISBN: 9781354721155
Size: 19,53 MB
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If I Should Die

Author: Amy Plum
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062209248
Size: 17,11 MB
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If I Should Die delivers a stunning, deeply satisfying conclusion to the international bestselling Die for Me trilogy by Amy Plum. Kate is devastated. Her boyfriend Vincent is a revenant who waited lifetimes to find her. But once he did their future together was shattered almost immediately. They were betrayed by their trusted ally, Violette. She killed Vincent and destroyed his body so that he could not be reanimated. Now Vincent is doomed to roam the earth as a spirit. But Kate isn’t willing to accept life without her true love. She’ll risk anything to save him, even as Violette, their friend-turned-enemy, begins to wage a war to rule over France’s Immortals. Amy Plum created an intricate, original mythology for her YA paranormal series. The books, set in Paris, the City of Lights, introduce readers to revenants, undead beings who must sacrifice themselves again and again to save the lives of strangers.

Perch Vegan

Author: Marina Berati
Editor: Marina Berati
ISBN: 8868855569
Size: 16,36 MB
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Perché vegan - Una scelta per il bene di tutti: animali, ambiente, noi stessi - DESCRIZIONE - Questo libro racconta quali sono le motivazioni della scelta vegan, intesa come scelta etica di rispetto per la vita di tutti gli animali, domestici e selvatici, nonché per l'ambiente in cui noi stessi, con loro, viviamo. Il tutto mediante un leitmotiv che attraversa tutto il testo: con la scelta vegan "ci guadagnano tutti". Perché è vero che essa si basa sulla decisione di modificare le proprie abitudini quotidiane per ragioni squisitamente etiche, quindi altruistiche, ma è anche vero che l'effetto collegato è quello di ottenere vantaggi anche per la nostra salute e il nostro benessere fisico e psicologico. Dunque nessun contrasto o necessità di "mediazione" tra interessi forti contrapposti, nessun "male minore" da scegliere. La scelta vegan porta solo vantaggi a tutti. - A CHI E' INDIRIZZATO QUESTO LIBRO? - A tutti coloro che sono disponibili a cambiare, che non hanno paura di venire a conoscenza dei lati oscuri che si celano dietro a quelle che ci sembrano "normali" abitudini di consumo, perché solo conoscendole possiamo iniziare a eliminarle. A tutti coloro che amano e rispettano gli animali ma si sono fermati a quelli d'affezione, perché possano rendersi conto di come sia giusto andare oltre e rispettare anche tutti gli altri. Ai vegetariani non ancora vegani, per mostrare loro che le stesse identiche motivazioni che li hanno portati alla scelta vegetariana, portano necessariamente alla scelta vegan, una volta noti tutti i fatti, a prima vista non così palesi. A tutti coloro che vogliono rendersi conto di quali sono i nostri "grandi poteri" come singoli individui e se la sentono di assumersi le conseguenti "grandi responsabilità" nel far cambiare la situazione. Con la bella sorpresa, per tutti, di scoprire che è facilissimo cambiare in meglio. - L'AUTRICE - Marina Berati è ingegnere elettronico a indirizzo informatico; il suo mestiere è quello di sviluppatrice software. Da anni svolge attività di volontariato per la difesa degli animali, attraverso la realizzazione di campagne, materiali e siti informativi, eventi. E' co-autrice del libro "Diventa vegan in 10 mosse" (Edizioni Sonda, 2005) e autrice di "Vegan si nasce o si diventa?" (Edizioni Sonda, 2011), nonché della quasi totalità dei materiali informativi pubblicati dalla casa editrice non profit AgireOra Edizioni, che ha fondato nel 2005; tiene conferenze pubbliche e nelle scuole sulla scelta vegan. Per "deformazione professionale" e per suo carattere, nelle sue argomentazioni mette al primo posto la logica e la razionalità. La logica però non esclude l'empatia, il "mettersi nei panni degli altri" e sentire la loro sofferenza. Far del male agli animali non è ragionevole, logico, razionale, oltre ad essere profondamente ingiusto. In questo libro, il primo in formato e-book realizzato dall'autrice, Marina Berati ci spiega il perché.