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The Casual Vacancy

Author : J.K. Rowling
ISBN : 9781405519229
Genre : Fiction
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When Barry Fairbrother dies in his early forties, the town of Pagford is left in shock. Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty facade is a town at war. Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils. . . Pagford is not what it first seems. And the empty seat left by Barry on the parish council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen. Who will triumph in an election fraught with passion, duplicity and unexpected revelations? A big novel about a small town, THE CASUAL VACANCY is J.K. Rowling's first novel for adults. It is the work of a storyteller like no other.

The Cuckoo S Calling

Author : Robert Galbraith
ISBN : 9781408704042
Genre : Fiction
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When a troubled model falls to her death from a snow-covered Mayfair balcony, it is assumed that she has committed suicide. However, her brother has his doubts, and calls in private investigator Cormoran Strike to look into the case. Strike is a war veteran - wounded both physically and psychologically - and his life is in disarray. The case gives him a financial lifeline, but it comes at a personal cost: the more he delves into the young model's complex world, the darker things get - and the closer he gets to terrible danger . . . A gripping, elegant mystery steeped in the atmosphere of London - from the hushed streets of Mayfair to the backstreet pubs of the East End to the bustle of Soho - The Cuckoo's Calling is a remarkable book. Introducing Cormoran Strike, this is the acclaimed first crime novel by J.K. Rowling, writing under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.

The Churchills

Author : Mary S. Lovell
ISBN : 9780748117116
Genre : History
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There never was a Churchill from John of Marlborough down who had either morals or principles', so said Gladstone. From the First Duke of Marlborough - soldier of genius, restless empire-builder and cuckolder of Charles II - onwards, the Churchills have been politicians, gamblers and profligates, heroes and womanisers. The Churchills is a richly layered portrait of an extraordinary set of men and women - grandly ambitious, regularly impecunious, impulsive, arrogant and brave. And towering above the Churchill clan is the figure of Winston - his failures and his triumphs shown in a new and revealing context - ultimately our 'greatest Briton'.

Very Good Lives

Author : J.K. Rowling
ISBN : 9780751562231
Genre : Self-Help
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J.K. Rowling, one of the world's most inspiring writers, shares her wisdom and advice in this artfully illustrated book. In 2008, J.K. Rowling delivered a deeply affecting commencement speech at Harvard University. Now published for the first time in book form, Very Good Lives offers J.K. Rowling's words of wisdom for anyone at a turning point in life, asking the profound and provocative questions: How can we embrace failure? And how can we use our imagination to better both ourselves and others? Drawing from stories of her own post-graduate years, the world-famous author addresses some of life's most important issues with acuity and emotional force. Sales of Very Good Lives will benefit Lumos, a charity organisation founded by J.K. Rowling, which works to transform the lives of disadvantaged children, and university-wide financial aid at Harvard University.

Limited Edition The Casual Vacancy

Author : J.K. Rowling
ISBN : 9786160411399
Genre : Fiction
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เมื่อแบร์รี แฟร์บราเทอร์ ตายลงอย่างกะทันหันในวัยสี่สิบต้น ๆ เมืองเล็ก ๆ ในประเทศอังกฤษที่ชื่อแพกฟอร์ดก็ตกอยู่ในอาการขวัญผวา แพกฟอร์ดนั้นดูเผิน ๆ เหมือนว่าจะเป็นชนบทอังกฤษที่แสนสุข แต่เบื้องหลังของ ฉากหน้านั้น นี่เป็นเมืองแห่งสงคราม คนรวยทำสงครามกับคนจน วัยรุ่นทำสงคราม กับพ่อแม่ภรรยากับสามี ครูกับนักเรียน...แพกฟอร์ดไม่ได้เป็นอย่างที่เห็นในตอนแรกและที่นั่งในสภาที่ว่างลงเพราะการจากไปของแบร์รีนั้นจะกลายเป็น ชนวนของสงครามใหญ่สุดที่เมืองนี้เคยมีมา ใครจะเป็นผู้นำชั้ยในการเลือกตั้งที่ความกระหาย การตีสองหน้าและการเปิดโปงที่คาดไม่ถึง เป็นเรื่อง ที่กระตุ้นให้คิด และนำความประหลาดใจมาให้ผู้อ่านครั้งแล้วครั้งเล่า

The Power Trip

Author : Jackie Collins
ISBN : 9781250011015
Genre : Fiction
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A luxurious yacht in the Sea of Cortez, a birthday cruise for one of the world's most beautiful women and an invitation no one can refuse. The Power Trip—take it if you dare. From Hollywood icon and mega-seller Jackie Collins comes a thrilling new novel, The Power Trip, set on a state of the art luxury yacht off the coast of Cabo San Lucas. A tropical getaway with a cast of global power-hungry elites turns sour when they find out maybe they don't control as much of the world as they thought . . . In The Power Trip you will meet Aleksandr Kasianenko, a billionaire Russian oligarch, as he sets sail on The Bianca. You'll meet his sexy supermodel girlfriend, whom The Bianca is named after, and five dynamic, powerful, and famous couples invited on the yacht's maiden voyage: Hammond Patterson, a driven Senator, and his lovely but unhappy wife, Sierra; Cliff Baxter, a charming, never-married movie star, and his ex-waitress girlfriend, Lori; Taye Sherwin, a famous black UK footballer and his interior designer wife, Ashley; Luca Perez, a male Latin singing sensation with his older decadent English boyfriend, Jeromy; and Flynn, a maverick journalist with his Asian renegade female friend, Xuan. You will also meet Russian mobster, Sergei Zukov, a man with a grudge against Aleksandr. And Sergei's Mexican beauty queen girlfriend, Ina, whose brother, Cruz, is a master pirate with orders to hold The Bianca and its illustrious rota of guests for ransom. The Power Trip explorers the decadent playgrounds of the super-rich . . . and leaves you hungry for more.

Nineteen Minutes

Author : Jodi Picoult
ISBN : 9780743496735
Genre : Fiction
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In the aftermath of a horrific small-town school shooting, lawyer Jordan McAfee finds himself defending a youth who desperately needs someone on his side, while intrepid detective Patrick DuCharme works with a primary witness in the daughter of the superior court judge assigned to the case. By the author of The Tenth Circle. Reprint. 800,000 first printing.

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