The Bears Famous Invasion Of Sicily

Author: Dino Buzzati
Editor: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 9781590170762
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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.

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 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

Chasing Aphrodite

Author: Jason Felch
Editor: HMH
ISBN: 0547538022
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A “thrilling, well-researched” account of years of scandal at the prestigious Getty Museum (Ulrich Boser, author of The Gardner Heist). In recent years, several of America’s leading art museums have voluntarily given up their finest pieces of classical art to the governments of Italy and Greece. Why would they be moved to such unheard-of generosity? The answer lies at the Getty, one of the world’s richest and most troubled museums, and scandalous revelations that it had been buying looted antiquities for decades. Drawing on a trove of confidential museum records and candid interviews, these two journalists give us a fly-on-the-wall account of the inner workings of a world-class museum, and tell a story of outlandish characters and bad behavior that could come straight from the pages of a thriller. “In an authoritative account, two reporters who led a Los Angeles Times investigation reveal the details of the Getty Museum’s illicit purchases, from smugglers and fences, of looted Greek and Roman antiquities. . . . The authors offer an excellent recap of the museum’s misdeeds, brimming with tasty details of the scandal that motivated several of America’s leading art museums to voluntarily return to Italy and Greece some 100 classical antiquities worth more than half a billion dollars.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review “An astonishing and penetrating look into a veiled world where beauty and art are in constant competition with greed and hypocrisy. This engaging book will cast a fresh light on many of those gleaming objects you see in art museums.” —Jonathan Harr, author of The Lost Painting

Selected Poems

Author: Percy Bysshe Shelley
Editor: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486275581
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Presents a collection of thirty-seven well-know and representative poems by the Romantic poet, including "To a Skylark," "Adonais," "Ozymandias," and "Hymn to Intellectual Beauty."

The Plague Dogs

Author: Richard Adams
Editor: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 1780747926
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Two dogs escape from an experimental research lab in the Lake District, where they have been horribly tortured and mistreated in the name if science. As they run for their lives on the hard fells they attempt to survive wild and free. But the hunt in on...

Queen La Regina Indomabile

Author: Meghan March
Editor:
ISBN: 9788893900850
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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.

And The Truth Shall Set You Free

Author: David Icke
Editor: David Icke Books
ISBN: 9780953881055
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A stunning exposé of the hidden agenda behind the global affairs that some consider to be astonishingly accurate in predicting current events. Original.