Il Ragazzo Di Berlino

Autore: Paul Dowswell
Editore: Feltrinelli Editore
ISBN: 8858804430
Grandezza: 50,64 MB
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Germania, 1972. Alex Ostermann vive con la sua famiglia a Berlino Est. I genitori hanno credenziali irreprensibili per il regime, ma lui e sua sorella Geli non sposano interamente la propaganda sovietica e si “ostinano” a vedere del buono nella cultura occidentale. Alex è affascinato dalla musica rock, ascolta di nascosto i Rolling Stones e i Led Zeppelin e ha perfino formato una piccola band con i suoi amici. Geli, sempre vestita di nero e con le sue fotografie di edifici in rovina, mostra inclinazioni “decadenti”. A casa, i genitori fingono di disapprovare le passioni dei figli, mentre l’unica a parlare in modo critico del regime è la nonna. Alla fine, l’eccessivo “individualismo” dei ragazzi, pericoloso per la “causa socialista”, attira l’attenzione della Stasi, che comincia a tenerli d’occhio. Quando le pressioni diventano insopportabili, la famiglia Ostermann riesce a fuggire dalla Ddr, ma a un prezzo che Alex e Geli non sono disposti a pagare.

The Auslander

Autore: Paul Dowswell
Editore: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1599906333
Grandezza: 53,79 MB
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German soldiers take Peter from a Warsaw orphanage, and soon he is adopted by Professor Kaltenbach, a prominent Nazi, but Peter forms his own ideas about what he sees and hears and decides to take a risk that is most dangerous in 1942 Berlin.

Sektion 20

Autore: Paul Dowswell
Editore: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408818108
Grandezza: 38,78 MB
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Alex lives in East Berlin. The cold war is raging and he and his family are forbidden to leave. But the longer he stays the more danger he is in. Alex is no longer pretending to be a model East German, and the Stasi has noticed. They are watching him. Alex is told that further education will be blocked to him. His summer job is mysteriously cancelled, and friends begin avoiding him. His parents start to realise that leaving the East may be the only option left to them, but getting across the Wall is practically impossible. And even if Alex and his family make it to the other side, will they be able to escape the reach of the Stasi? This is a tense, page-turning thriller that builds towards a terrifying showdown as powerful forces from the East and West converge. One false move will change everything for Alex and his family, for ever.

The Twenty One Balloons

Autore: William Pene Du Bois
ISBN: 9781435208216
Grandezza: 53,31 MB
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Relates the incredible adventures of Professor William Waterman Sherman who in 1883 sets off in a balloon across the Pacific, survives the volcanic eruption of Krakatoa, and is eventually picked up in the Atlantic.

The Rotters Club

Autore: Jonathan Coe
Editore: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141910046
Grandezza: 51,30 MB
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The Rotters' Club - Jonathan Coe's iconic 1970s coming-of-age novel Winner of the Everyman Wodehouse prize, The Rotters' Club follows Benjamin Trotter - bestselling author Jonathan Coe's most iconic character - through the hilarious and, at times, touching trials and tribulations of growing up in 1970s Britain. Unforgettably funny and painfully honest, Jonathan Coe's tale of Benjamin Trotter and his friends' coming of age during the 1970s is a heartfelt celebration of the joys and agonies of growing up. Featuring, among other things, IRA bombs, prog rock, punk rock, bad poetry, first love, love on the side. Prefects, detention, a few bottles of Blue Nun, lots of brown wallpaper, industrial strife, and divine intervention in the form of a pair of swimming trunks. Set against the backdrop of the decade's class struggles, tragic and riotous by turns, packed with thwarted romance and furtive sex, The Rotters' Club will be enjoyed by readers of Nick Hornby and William Boyd and anyone who ever experience adolescence the hard way. 'One of those sweeping, ambitious yet hugely readable, moving and richly comic novels that you find all too rarely in English fiction...a masterpiece' Daily Telegraph 'Very funny...a compulsive and gripping read. Coe had achieved that rare feat: a novel stuffed with characters you really care for' The Times 'A book to cherish, a book to reread, a book to buy for all your friends' Independent on Sunday Jonathan Coe's novels are filled with biting political satire, moving and astute observations of life and hilarious set pieces that have made him one of the most popular writers of his generation. His other titles, The Closed Circle (sequel to The Rotters' Club), The Accidental Woman, The Dwarves of Death, The Terrible Privacy of Maxwell Sim, The House of Sleep (winner of the 1998 Prix Médicis Étranger), A Touch of Love, What a Carve Up! (winner of the 1995 John Llewellyn Rhys Prize) and The Rain Before it Falls, are all available in Penguin paperback.

The Owl Who Was Afraid Of The Dark

Autore: Jill Tomlinson
Editore: Egmont UK
ISBN: 178031812X
Grandezza: 44,94 MB
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‘Dark is wonderful . . .’ Plop the baby Barn Owl is afraid of the dark. He’s sure dark is nasty! Then Mrs Barn Owl sends him down from his nest-hole to ask about the dark, and he meets a little boy waiting for the fireworks to begin, an old lady, a scout out camping, a girl who tells him about Father Christmas, a man with a telescope and a black cat who takes him exploring. Is Plop a night bird after all? Filled with gentle humour and comfort, this classic of children’s literature is beautifully illustrated by Paul Howard. ‘a tiny gem’ – Imogen Russell Williams, the Guardian In an new lovely edition to treasue, this book is part of the Egmont Classics series and contains special bonus material at the back.

Le Bal

Autore: Irène Némirovsky
Editore: Random House
ISBN: 0099493977
Grandezza: 27,69 MB
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"Two lost classics from the Ukranian-born, French-educated writer gathered together in one volume. Le Bal depicts the life of the Kampfs who, having recently gone up in the world thanks to luck with the stockmarket decide to throw a ball in order to launch themselves into society. Their daughter Antoinette, who has just turned fourteen, dreams of attending. But Madame Kampf is resolved not to present her daughter, already so grown up, to her admirers. Instead, Antoinette is forced to sleep in the laundry, as her bedroom is used as coatroom. In an unpremeditated fury of revolt and despair, Antoinette takes her revenge. It is swift and it is horrible. A cruel, funny and tender examination of class differences, of the dynamic between mother and daughter, Le bal is ultimately dedicated to the torments of childhood. Snow in Autumn pays homage to Nemirovsky's beloved Chekhov and chronicles the life of a devoted servant following her masters as they flee Revolutionary Moscow and emigrate to a life of hardship in Paris."

The Extincts

Autore: Veronica Cossanteli
Editore: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
ISBN: 1627795235
Grandezza: 34,19 MB
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George is looking for a job in order to raise money for a new bike, so when he sees a help wanted ad for Wormestall Farm, he goes for it. Before long, he's embroiled in a madcap adventure involving creatures both (supposedly) extinct and (previously thought to be) mythological, a new friend (a girl!), and a maniacal taxidermist who wants the animals of Wormestall Farm in her own private collection . . . stuffed, of course.