Novels and Biographies

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All our novels and biographies at a glance - click on a picture to find a detailed description of this book.

The Miniaturist
11,25 € 2 7,99 €
Edge of Eternity
12,66 € 2 8,99 €
Nights of Rain and Stars
11,31 € 2 7,99 €
Midnight is a Lonely Place
11,25 € 2 7,99 €
Dickens
15,49 € 2 9,99 €
The Wilderness
12,39 € 2 8,99 €
The Lieutenant
12,39 € 2 8,99 €
An Invisible Sign of My Own
11,01 € 2 7,99 €
Ludmila's Broken English
15,15 € 2 9,99 €
You Can't Park There!
16,53 € 2 9,99 €
Molly Fox's Birthday
11,25 € 2 7,99 €
Playing with the Grown-Ups
18,29 € 2 10,99 €
Go Set a Watchman
26,74 € 2 18,99 €
To Kill a Mockingbird
11,25 € 2 7,99 €
Private Life
11,25 € 2 7,99 €
Falling into Place
26,74 € 2 11,99 €
A House of Children
8,43 € 2 2,99 €
The Elephant Keeper
21,00 € 2 9,99 €
Brother and Sister
15,39 € 2 8,99 €
Homer's Odyssey
9,41 € 2 5,99 €
The Little Stranger
10,74 € 2 4,99 €
Sing You Home
25,54 € 2 9,99 €
Happily Ever After
9,39 € 2 4,99 €
The Brave
10,75 € 2 4,99 €

Book Descriptions

Nights of Rain and Stars

"Four strangers meet in a Greek taverna high above the small village Aghia Anna. They have each left behind their homes and their old lives, when a shocking tragedy throws them unexpectedly together.

Nights of Rain and Stars is the story of one summer and four people, each with a life in turmoil. With the help of Vonni, an Irish woman who lives in the village, they find solutions - though not necessarily the ones they anticipated..."

 

"The setting is wonderfully seductive... Binchy weaves her usual magic... Binchy is degrees better than most other novelists and her storytelling ability is second to none." Sunday Express

 

Title: Nights of Rain and Stars

Author: Maeve Binchy

Language: English

Publisher: Orion Fiction

Place and year of publication: London 2005

Format: Paperback

Size: ca. 19,5x12,5cm

Pages: 392

ISBN: 978-0-7528-6536-2

Condition: New

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Happily Ever After

"This is a story of a girl who doesn't believe in happy endings. Or happy families. It's the story of Eleanor Bee, a shy book-loving girl who vows to turn herself into someone bright, shiny and confident, someone sophisticated. Someone who knows how life works.

Bur life has a funny way of catching us unawares. Turns out that Elle doesn't know everything about love. Or life. Or how to keep the ones we love safe...

Absorbing, poignant and unforgettable, Happily Ever After is a compelling story of a fractured family and a girl who doesn't believe in  love."

 

"Rosamunde Pilcher rebooted - in the best possible way" Independent on Sunday

 

Title: Happily Ever After

Author: Harriet Evans

Language: English

Publisher: HarperCollins

Place and Year of Publication: London 2012

Format: Paperback

Size: ca. 19,5x13cm

Pages: 474

ISBN: 978-0-00-735027-8

Condition: New, slight scratches on back cover from transportation

 

 

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The Magic Hour

Dramatic, romantic, heart-warming, compelling, exciting - best-selling author Charlotte Bingham has got it all.

The Magic Hour is the hour when late afternoon and early evening meet. And in Alxandra's life it's the hour when she meets Tom. Starting in England before World War II, her story spans her poor youth amidst wealthy cousins at Knighton Hall, her father's re-marriage that forces her to leave and work as a maid  in a grand Regency house at the seaside, a time when she makes the best of her situation and finds an loses love - with Tom, the former stable lad of Knighton Hall, looming in the background all the time. They seem to be destined to meet again - but can they stay together?


Title: The Magic Hour

Author: Charlotte Bingham

Language: English

Publisher: Bantam Press at Random House

Place and Year of Publication: London 2005

Format: Hardcover with dustjacket

Size: ca.24x15 cm

Pages: 364

ISBN: 978-0-593-05423-9

Condition: New, dust jacket minimally torn, pages slightly yellowed

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The Wilderness

It's Jake's birtrthday. He has lost his wife, his son is in prison, and he is about to lose his past. Jake has Alzheimer's. 


As the disease takes hold of him, the key events of his life shift, and what until recently seemed solid facts melts into surreal imaginings. Is his daughter alive, or long dead? And why exactly is his son in prison? There was a cherry tree once, and a yellow dress, but what do they mean? Is there anything he'll be able to salvage from the wreckage?

Gripping from beginning to end, asking the important question what stays when everything leaves us.


"A stunning composition of human fragility and intensity" Guardian


Brave and intelligent... A mesmerising work" Independent 


Title: The Wilderness

Author: Samantha Harvey

Language: English

Publisher: Vintage at Random House

Place and Year of Publication: London 2010

Format: Paperback

Size: ca.19,5x12,5 cm

Pages: 328

ISBN: 978-0-099-52653-7

Condition: New

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The Lieutenant

In 1788 Daniel Rooke sets out on a journey that will change the course of his life. As a lieutenant in the First Fleet, he lands on the wild and unknown shores of New South Wales. There he sets up an observatory to chart the stars. But this country will prove far more revelatory than the stars above. Based on real events, the book tells the unforgettable story of Rooke's connection with an Aboriginal child - a remarkable friendship that resonates across the oceans and the centuries. Perfectly written, beautiful and uplifting.

 

Title:The Lieutenant

Author: Kate Grenville

Language: English

Publisher: Canongate Books

Place and Year of Publication: Edinburgh 2010

Format: Paperback

Size: ca.19,5x12,5 cm

Pages: 302

ISBN: 978-1-8476-7347-3

Condition: New

 

 

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An Invisible Sign of My Own

This is a story about children and adults, and how we protect ourselves from the things we fear the most. It is about superstition and logic and the big muddy area in between:

After her father has become mysteriously ill, 10-year-old Mona has gradually withdrawn herself from everyday life in a similar way. Numbers provide a kind of solace and help her make sense of the world, counting words in her head, adding her steps...

Later as a maths teacher she delights her pupils by encouraging them to find objects that take the form of numbers. But when seven-year-old Lisa appears with a zero that displays real turmoil, Mona knows that in order to help a person in pain, she needs to find a way to connect with the world she has been afraid of for so long.


Title: An Invisible Sign of My Own

Author: Aimee Bender

Language: English

Publisher: Windmill Books at Random House

Place and Year of Publication: London 2012

Format: Paperback

Size: ca.19,5x12,5 cm

Pages: 242

ISBN: 978-0-099-55852-1

Condition: New

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The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet

A bestseller and all-time favourite from the shop:

His father being a passionate cowboy, his mother a scientist looking for a mythical beetle it's perhaps not astonishing that T.S. Spivet is a really special 12-year-old, making sense of his troublesome world by drawing maps. Maps so good that he wins a price and is invited to come to the Smithsonian Institute - which he does. Problem is: His parents don't know where he's going and the people at the Smithsinian don't know how old he is...  This great book has been turned into a film by Jean-Pierre Jeunet (Amélie) who portrays the absurdity and the family drama of the book, but unfortunaetly leaves out the magical and mysterious character of the adventures and encounters, the ambiguity and the touching and disturbing originality of the book with its incredible illustrations on every page. Read it! You'll find a longer entusiastic review on the shop's homepage:

 

http://www.sweet-things-and-stories.de/aktuelles-lieblingsbuch-rezension/

 

Title: The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet

Author: Reif Larsen

Language: English

Publisher: Harvill Secker at Random House

Place and Year of Publication: London 2009

Format: Paperback

Size: ca.23x19 cm

Pages: 375

ISBN: 978-1-846-55311-0

Condition: New

 

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Ludmila's Broken English

A Meeting between East and West that's so unlikely it might as well happen.

Ludmila appears on a Russian brides website, determined to safe her family from starvation, starting on a bitter journey into womanhood.

At the same time 1000 miles West, Siamese twins are separated after 33 years, suddenly experiencing a world that holds opportunities it never held before.

"A wild and raucous picaresque dripping with flavours of British bacon and nasty Russian vodka", establishing DBC Pierre as an original and funny storyteller.

 

Title: Ludmila's Broken English 

Author: DBC Pierre

Language: English

Publisher: Faber and Faber

Place and Year of Publication: London 2006

Format: Paperback

Size: ca.23x15 cm

Pages: 318

ISBN: 978-0-571-23165-2

Condition: New, slight abrasion on back cover

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You Can't Park There!

An extraordinary memoir, nothing for the faint-hearted!

You can't Park There! is the first ever behind-the scenes account of life onboard an air ambulance. Drug addicts, lorry crashes, open-heart-surgery, stab wounds, headless chickens, mating llamas, and strip routines - it's all in a day's work for emergency doctor Bleetman and his team. 

Whether they're landing in the middle of the M1 or at a maximum security jail, they're the first on the scene in the most critical emergencies.

This gripping read will make you laugh, cry and marvel at the wonders of life (and death) in equal measure.


Title: You Can't Park There!

Author: Tony Bleetman

Language: English

Publisher: Random House

Place and Year of Publication: London 2012

Format: Paperback

Size: ca. 21,5x13,5cm

Pages: 307

ISBN: 978-0-09194-726-2

Condition: New

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Shades of Greene - One Generation of an English Family

 Graham Greene was one of the great writers of the last century, as well as enjoying a varied and adventurous career as a secret agent, traveller, publisher and man of letters: but he was not the only member of the Greene family to lead an extraordinary life. Of the twelve children born to brothers Charles and Edward Greene, eight recorded remarkable achievements - from a BBC Director General to an Everest mountaineer, from a female MI6 agent to a champion of Communist China, from a founder of a far-right political party to the inevitable black sheep - and in documenting the interlacing lives of this generation, Lewis provides both a fascinating exercise in group biography and a masterly account of English society in the twentieth century.


"An unmissable pageant of British eccentricity and quirky genius" Sunday Express


"Lewis has a first class nose for truffling out good anecdote" Observer


"Lewis's hugely detailed, exhaustively researched family saga makes you marvel, again and again, at the strangeness of this very English family, while leaving you fervently grateful you're not actually related to them" Independent


Title: Shades of Greene

Author: Jeremy Lewis

Language: English

Publisher: Vintage

Place and Year of Publication: London 2011 

Format: Paperback

Size: ca. 19,5x12,5cm

Pages: 575

ISBN: 978-0-099-55188-1

Condition: New

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Dickens

In Peter Ackroyd's abridged (abd still 600 pages long) edition of his classic biography of Charles Dickens, the acclaimed biographer takes us to the heart of one of the world's greatest writers. From Dickens' birth in Portsmouth to his death at the age of just 58, Ackroyd explores the life of this renowned author and the hundreds of characters who were born with Dickens but didn't die with him, living on for ever in the pages of his books, on radio, and television and film screens.

 

Title: Dickens

Author: Peter Ackroyd

Language: English

Publisher: Vintage

Place and Year of Publication: London 2012 

Format: Paperback

Size: ca. 19,5x12,5cm

Pages: 608

ISBN: 978-0-099-43709-3

Condition: New, slight abrasion

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Molly Fox's Birthday

It is the height of summer, and celebrated actor Molly Fox has loaned her house in Dublin to a friend while she is away performing in New York. Alone in the house on Molly's birthday and attempting to finish a play she is writing, her friend finds her thoughts turn to her relationship with Molly and their old university companion Andrew. And as she contemplates the past, she's left wondering why Molly never celebrates her own birthday, and how her own friendships and relationships have evolved over the course of many years. Molly Fox's Birthday is a moving and truthful novel about identity, friendship and how the past informs the present in ways we might never have imagined.

A book full of clever insights into human frailty, yet kind and compassionate and delightful to read.


Title: Molly Fox's Birthday

Author: Deirdre Madden

Language: English

Publisher: Faber and Faber

Place and Year of Publication: London 2008

Format: Paperback

Size: ca. 19,5x12,5cm

Pages: 221

ISBN: 978-0-571-23966-5

Condition: New

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Everything Will Be All Right

A lifelike depiction of several generations of women, each considering their mother's life, longing for "more". It starts with Joyce who's spending her teenage years with an aunt neglected by an unfaihful husband and her mother who's worn out by housework. As an adult, art school is her escape route and she's determined to live differently with her husband, an art teacher, and her kids. For her daughter Zoe, however, Joyce is a bourgeois housewife, limited by domesticity. Then Zoe has a baby...

Described by critics as "marvellous", "witty and warm", "seductively written" and "bewitchingly compelling".


Title: Everything will be All Right

Author: Tessa Hadley

Language: English

Publisher: Vintage

Place and Year of Publication: London 2005

Format: Paperback

Size: ca. 19,5x12,5cm

Pages: 422

ISBN: 978-0-099-46200-2

Condition: New

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Edge of Eternity

In the epic final volume of the CENTURY trilogy the cold war brings the world close to its end and five families from across the world together. 

A teacher in East Germany pursued by the secret police; her brother longing to escape to Britain to join the music scene; a US-lawyer in the Kennedy administration, a woman working for Martin Luther King; a Russian activist prducing an illegal news sheet with; her communist brother.....  "From the deep South of America to the vast expanses of Siberia, and from the shores of Cuba to the swinging streets of Sixties London, Edge of Eternity is a sweeping tale of the fight for individual freedom in a world gripped by the mightiest clash of superpowers anyone has ever known."

Includes family trees and a "Where were you then?"-part for important historical events in the book. 

 

Title: Edge of Eternity

Author: Ken Follett

Language: English

Publisher:  Macmillan

Place and Year of Publication: London 2014

Format: Paperback

Size: ca. 19,5x12,5cm

Pages: 1148

ISBN: 978-0-330-46061-3

Condition: New

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Playing with the Grown-Ups

From Roald Dahl's grand-daughter comes a beautifully sparkling coming-of-age-story that's at the same time witty, romantic and heart-breaking:

For Kitty, growing up at Hay House amongst bluebell woods and doting relations is heaven. But for her mother, the restless Marina (...) this comfortable domesticity cannot provide the novelty and excitement she craves. She follows her guru's advice and moves to New York, then back to a now foreign England and into an epoch where nothing can fill her hunger for happiness any more. And Kitty finally has to choose whether she wants to play dangerous games with the grown-ups or dare to do what's good for herself.


Title: Playing with the Grown-Ups

Author: Sophie Dahl

Language: English

Publisher: Bloomsbury 

Place and Year of Publication: London 2007

Format: Hardcover with Dustjacket

Size: ca. 20,5x13,5cm

Pages: 285

ISBN: 978-0-7475-7777-5

Condition: New

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The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy

A "companion" to Rachel Joyce's bestseller "The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry" in which pensioner Harold went on a pilgrimage to visit his former colleague Queenie who had written to him that she was dying. In the new novel the pilgrimage's presented from Queenie's point of view. She's quite shocked to hear about the idea. How can she wait for Harold now that she's dying? Her first letter, meant to be an ending, seems to become a beginning, when someone suggests she could write a second one - with all the truth, secrets hidden for twenty years, and finally bringing atonement for her past. 

 

"A beautiful story which will grip you, make you laugh and cry, uplift your spirit and leave you feeling profoundly grateful." Daily Mail

 

"Will leave you wide-eyed and wanting to read it all again...wondrous." The Times

 

Title: The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy

Author: Rachel Joyce

Language: English

Publisher: Penguin Random House 

Place and Year of Publication: London 2014

Format: Paperback

Size: ca. 19,5x12,5cm

Pages: 380

ISBN: 978-1-784-16030-2

Condition: New

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Go Set a Watchman

"From Harper Lee comes a landmark new novel set two decades after her beloved Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece To Kill a Mockingbird.

Maycomb, Alabama. Twenty-six-year-old Jean Louise Finch - 'Scout' - returns home from New York City to visit her ageing father, Atticus. Set against the backdrop of the civil rights tensions and political turmoil that were transforming the South, Jean Louise's homecoming turns bittersweet when she learns disturbing truths about her close-knit family, the town and the people dearest to ner. Memories from her childhood flood back, and her values and assumptions are thrown into doubt. Featuring many of the iconic characters from To Kill a Mockingbird, Go Set a Watchman perfectly captures a young woman, and a world, in painful yet necessary transition out of the illusions of the past - a journey that can be guided only by one's own conscience." The Book "not only confirms the enduring brilliance of To Kill a Mockingbird, but also serves as its essential companion, adding depth, context and new meaning to a classic."

 

Title: Go Set a Watchman

Author: Harper Lee

Language: English

Publisher: William Heinemann

Place and Year of Publication: London 2015

Format: Hardcover with Dustjacket

Size: ca. 24x16cm

Pages: 278

ISBN: 978-1-78-515028-9

Condition: New

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To Kill a Mockingbird

Harper Lee's modern classic has regained highly deserved popularity now that the long-lost sequel "Go Set a Watchman" is finally published. "Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird" is the advice of a lawyer to his children, having his own personal "mockingbird" in mind, a black man charged with the rape of a white girl. That the story is presented through the eyes of the children Scout and Jem adds to its warmth and humour and its unsentimental way of portraying irrational attitudes of adults to race and class in the deep South of the 1930s and the ensuing tragedy as well as one man's continuing fight for justice.


Title: To Kill a Mockingbird

Author: Harper Lee

Language: English

Publisher: Random House

Place and Year of Publication: London 2015

Format: Paperback

Size: ca. 19,5x12,5cm

Pages: 309

ISBN: 978-1-78-475263-7

Condition: New

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The Miniaturist

Nominated the literary sensation of the year 2014 by the Sunday Times, this magical novel is a page-turner full of surprises that makes you fall in love with reading all over again. 

When eighteen-year-old-Nella marries a wealthy merchant in Amsterdam in 1686, she is given a cabinet-sized replica of their home as a wedding gift.

The replica is meant to be furnished by a skilled miniaturist whose creations are life-like - and maybe much more than that: Nella discovers that their household is in danger and that the miniaturist seems to influence their fate - but does she want to save or to destroy them?

 

Title: The Miniaturist

Author: Jessie Burton

Language: English

Publisher: Picador

Place and Year of Publication: London 2014 

Format: Paperback

Size: ca. 19,5x12,5

Pages: 415

ISBN: 978-1-4472-5093-7

Condition: New

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Midnight is a Lonely Place

From trained historian and bestseller author Barbara Erskine comes another gripping and mysterious novel:

After a broken love affair, biographer Kate Kennedy retires to a remote cottage on the wild Essex coast to work on her new book, until her landlord's daughter uncovers a Roman site nearby and long-buried passions are unleashed..

In her lonely cottage Kate is terrorized by mysterious forces: What do these ghosts want? That the truth about the violent events of long ago be exposed or remain concealed? Kate must struggle for her life against earthbound spirits and ancient curses as hate, jealousy, revenge and passion do battle across the centuries...

 

Title: Midnight is a Lonely Place

Author: Barbara Erskine

Language: English

Publisher: HarperCollins

Place and Year of Publication: London 2009

Format: Paperback

Size: ca. 19,5x12,5cm

Pages: 422

ISBN: 978-0-00-728077-3

Condition: New, storage traces

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Private Life

At the turn of the twentieth century in rural Missouri, Margaret Mayfield, regarded as an old maid at 27, marries Captain Andrew Early. He's the most famous man their small town has ever produced: a brilliant astronomer and a naval officer. But from the moment their train leaves for his naval base in faraway California, Andrew's behaviour confounds Margaret. When personal tragedies strike and national crises envelop the country, Margaret is forced to reconsider the life she has so carefully constructed.

 

"It kept me up all night, long after I'd finished it, remembering the lives of my mother and grandmothers, recalling every novel about women I had ever read." Washington Post

 

"An austere sweep of a novel that follows the fortunes of a dysfunctional marriage from the 1880s to the 1940s and has more than a hint of George Eliot's Middlemarch...clever, beautifully written." The Times

 

Title: Private Life

Author: Jane Smiley

Language: English

Publisher: Faber and Faber

Place and Year of Publication: London 2010

Format: Paperback

Size: ca. 19,5x12,5cm

Pages: 480

ISBN: 978-0-571-25875-8

Condition: New

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Falling into Place

A great book by prize-winning bestseller author Linda Taylor about how things fall apart - and about how they might actually fall into place. There's Ginny who became pregnant as an undergraduate and never questioned her decision to leave university and raise her daughter as a single mum - until her daughter is nineteen and off for her gap year. Ginny's siter Charlotte suddenly returns home from abroad, her father leaves her mother for another woman and her mother doesn't seem nearly as depressed as Ginny would have expected. 


Title: Falling into place

Author: Linda Taylor

Language: English

Publisher: William Heinemann

Place and Year of Publication: London 2005 

Format: Hardcover with Dustjacket

Size: ca. 24x16cm

Pages: 419

ISBN: 978-0-434-00788-2

Condition: New

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A House of Children

A homage to childhood summers, the Irish countryside and the sea, all brought back to the author, when seing a fuchsia and being reminded of the rough and windswept holiday home at the Donegal coast: "A world away from England, school and duty, they can wander at will all summer long, roam in wild packs with village children (...). Around them always, investing every moment with beauty and magic, is the miraculous, metallic weight of the sea." Besides a journey back to a time of innocence and excitement it is a general journey back in the 40ies when this book was written. The novel is accompanied by the author's lifeline, paralleled with important literary and hostorical events of his time.

 

Title: A House of Children

Author: Arthur Joyce Cary

Language: English

Publisher: Everyman

Place and Year of Publication: London 1995

Format: Paperback

Size: ca. 19,5x12,5

Pages: 205

ISBN: 978-0-460-87584-4

Condition: New

 

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Summer at Little Beach Street Bakery

Here's what author Jenny Colgan says about her book:

"If you are a very calm, sorted person, I envy you. But if you are more like me, well, you might really enjoy this book. One minute, Polly is baking bread happily in Little Beach Street Bakery in gorgeous Cornwall. Then she decides to buy a lighthouse, and, well... let's just say it doesn't quite go to plan.

If you've ever dreamed of tossing it all up in the air and starting over, I hope you love "Summer at Little Beach Street Bakery". And if you haven't - well, you know, it has a really cool puffin in it."

Enjoy!


Title: Summer at Little Beach Street Bakery

Author: Jenny Colgan

Language: English

Publisher: Little, Brown

Place and Year of Publication: London 2015 

Format: Paperback

Size: ca. 19,5x12,5

Pages: 397

ISBN: 978-0-7515-5391-8

Condition: New

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The Elephant Keeper

This is the extraordinary account of young stable boy Tom, who, in the middle of the 18th century, is given an extraordinary task : He is ordered to care for two young elephants a wealthy landowner has had shipped to his estate in the English countrside. 

"As the years pass, and they journey across Englan, his relationship with the female elephant deepens in a startling manner. Along the way they meet incredulity, distrust and tragedy, and it is only their understanding of each other that keeps them together.

Christopher Nicholson's charming and captivating novel is about sexuality and violence, freedom and captivity - but most of all it is the story of a profound and remarkable love between an elephant and a human being."

 

Title: The Elephant Keeper

Author: Christopher Nicholson

Language: English

Publisher: Fourth Estate

Place and year of publication: London 2009

Format: Hardcover

Size: ca. 22x14cm

Pages: 277

ISBN: 978-0-00-727882-4

Condition: New, slight abrasion on cover and back

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Brother and Sister

Brought up by the same parents, but born to different mothers, David and Nathalie have grown up together, fiercely loyal to one another as brother and sister. 

Their decision, in their late thirties, to find their birth mothers is no straightforward matter, affecting, often painfully, their partners, colleagues and birth mothers, who have since then led other lives, even borne other children. Exploring her subject with imagination and humanity, Trollope subtly and poignantly exposes the challenges that arise in the heart of ordinary lives. 


Title: Brother and Sister

Author: Joanna Trollope

Language: English

Publisher: Bloomsbury

Place and year of publication: London 2004

Format: Hardcover with Dustjacket

Size: ca. 20,5x13,5cm

Pages: 311

ISBN: 978-0-7475-7282-4

Condition: New

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Parrot and Olivier in America

"From the two-time Booker Prize-winning author, an improvisation on the life of Alexis de Tocqueville, and an irrepressibly funny portrait of the impossible friendship between a master and a servant.

Olivier is a French aristocrat, the traumatised child of survivors of the revolution; Parrot the son of an itinerant English printer who always wanted to be an artist but has ended up a servant. Born on different sides of history, their lives will be joined by their travels in America.

When Olivier sets sail for the New World, ostensibly to study its prisons but in reality to save his neck from one more revolution, Parrot is sent with him, as spy, protector, foe and foil. As the narrative shifts between the perspectives of Parrot and Olivier, and their picaresque travels together and apart -  in love and politics, prisons and the world of art - Peter Carey explores the adventure of American democracy, in theory and in practice, with dazzling wit and inventiveness."



"Remarkably fluent in history, Carey is ... empowered to create a thrillingly fresh and incisive drama of extraordinary personalities set during a time of world-altering vision and action." Donna Seaman, Booklist


Once this novel grabs you, it holds you. Heart as well as brain. It's the story of a long and improbable friendship, a romance, and a cracking adventure. A study of class and a sharp argument about democracy. A tragicomic tale of how losers can become winners, and winners can blow their chances." Jennifer Byrne, The Age


Title: Parrot and Olivier in America

Author: Peter Carey

Language: English

Publisher: Faber

Place and Year of Publication:London 2010

Format: Hardcover

Size: ca. 24x16cm

Pages: 452

ISBN: 978-0-571-25329-6

Condition: New, minimal traces of transportation at dustjacket 

25,56 € 2

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Homer's Odyssey

The touching, true story and New York Times bestseller of the blind, abandoned kitten who became the world's bravest cat.

 

"Gwen was warned that Homer would always be an 'underachiever', never as playful or as independent as other cats. But the kitten nobody believed in quickly grew into a tiny daredevil with a giant heart who eagerly made friends with every human who crossed his path. Homer scaled seven-foot bookcases with ease and lept five feet into the air to catch flies in mid-buzz. He survived being trapped alone for days after 9/11 in an apartment near the World Trade Center and, on one terrifying occasion, even saved Gwen's life.

 

Homer's Odyssey is the once-in-a-lifetime story of an extraordinary cat and his human companion. It celebrates the refusal to accept limits - on love, ability or hope - against overwhelming odds. By turns jubilant and moving, it's a memoir for anybody who's ever fallen completely and helplessly in love with a pet."

 

Title: Homer's Odyssey

Author: Gwen Cooper

Language: English

Publisher: Bantam Books

Place and Year of Publication: London 2011

Format: Paperback

Size: ca. 19,5x12,5cm

Pages: 288

ISBN: 978-978-0-553-82515-2

Condition: New, slight storage traces

9,41 € 2

5,99 €

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Rosie Hopkins' Sweet Shop of Dreams

"Rosie Hopkins thinks leaving her busy London life, and her boyfriend Gerard, to sort out her elderly aunt Lilian's sweetshop in a small country village is going to be dull. Boy, is she wrong.

 

Lilian Hopkins has spent her life running Lipton's sweetshop, through wartime and family feuds. As she struggles with the idea that it might finally be time to settle up, she also wrestles with the secret history hidden behind the jars of beautifully coloured sweets.

 

Welcome to Rosie Hopkins' Sweetshop of Dreams - a novel - with recipes."

 

"Sheer indulgence from start to finish" Sophie Kinsella

 

Title: Rosie Hopkins' Sweet Shop of Dreams

Author: Jenny Colgan

Language: English

Publisher: Sphere

Place and Year of Publication: London 2012

Format: Paperback

Size: ca. 19,5x12,5cm

Pages: 478

ISBN: 978-0-7515-4454-1

Condition: New, minimal storage traces

10,74 € 2

6,99 €

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The Brave

The author of The Horse Whisperer has written another touching novel. Tom Bedford deals with his sinister childhood by dreaming of cowboys and Indians, but when those dreams come true they turn into nightmares, haunting Tom's life and marriage many years later. When his estranged son is charged with murder, Tom has to confront the demons of his past. Trying to save his son's life he discovers the true meaning of bravery. 


Title: The Brave

Author: Nicholas Evans 

Language: Englisch

Publisher: Sphere

Place and Year of Publication: London 2011

Format: Paperback

Size: ca. 19,5x12,5cm

Pages: 488

ISBN: 978-0-7515-3920-2

Condition: New, slight black transport traces on outside pages 

10,75 € 2

4,99 €

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Late for Tea at the Deer Palace

A familiy drama from Iraq, spanning a time from the wealth and elegance of the Ottoman empire to revolution and exile and today's state. Author Chalabi has experienced the story herself and rhetorically brilliant brings together politics and poetry to illuminate this mostly unknown country from both sides. Annotations and Index.

 

Title: Late for Tea at the Deer Palace - The Lost Dreams of my Iraqi Family

Author: Tamara Chalabi

Language: English

Publisher: Harper Press

Place and Time of Publication: London 2010

Format: Hardback with Dustjcket

Size: ca. 24x16cm

Pages: 388

ISBN: 978-0-00-724931-2Condition: New

31,47 € 2

16,99 €

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In a Land of Plenty

a family history depicting the fifty years after World War II.

A company in middle England develops exemplary for a whole generation and a whole country: After the grim war years there are new plans and new life and every new development brings  joy as well as suffering over the all-to-real set of characters of this impressing novel.

 

Title: In a Land of Plenty

Author: Tim Pears

Language: English

Publisher: Windmill Books

Place and Year of Publication: London 2011

Format: Paperback

Size: ca. 19,5x12,5cm

Pages: 674

ISBN: 978-0-099-53800-4

Condition: New

10,47 € 2

7,99 €

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