Brian Sewell strays from the art world to tell the enchanting story of a man and his pet donkey, Pavlova. Beautifully illustrated by the celebrated cartoonist Sally Ann Lasson, The White Umbrella is an allegorical tale about taking personal responsibility for our environment and the importance of both compassion and empathy. It is the perfect book for children and adults alike - a classic in the making to keep and to cherish.
Beth Sutton is eighteen years old when Dominic Perdue abducts her. Held prisoner in a basement, sheâ€™s dependent upon him for food, clothes, her very existence.
Then Beth escapesâ€¦
And discovers Dominic Perdue is not a man who lets go easily.
A study of emotional dependency, The Second Captive examines how love can assume strange guises.
A sunny Portuguese town with a shadowy pastâ€”where two women, decades apart, are drawn into a dark game of truth and lies that still haunts the shifting sea marshes. In Faro, journalist Joanna Millard meets the charismatic Nathan Emberlin and the two embark on an odyssey that will take them deep into Portuguese history, particularly the dark years during WWII.
Rebecca is a beautiful ATF agent, sent undercover to bring down an outlaw biker gang. Unfortunately for her, Gavin makes it almost impossible to think about anything but his dreamy body. Rebecca solves the case, and accidentally falls in love with the Outlaw biker president of the Sinister Sons Syndicate, and goes on another scary adventure. Will Rebecca survive the new mission, or will this be her last?
When shots are fired at a famous sports agent, things are not how they appears to be. And as the close calls evolve into murder, Private Investigator Burnside doggedly pursues a case that confounds everyone involved. Combining an intricate plot with compelling characters, this engaging story is fraught with wry humor -- and loaded with surprises.
There are only few human beings who can adapt, survive and thrive in the coldest regions on earth. And below a certain temperature, death is inevitable.
Sir Ranulph Fiennes has spent much of his life exploring and working in conditions of extreme cold. The loss of many of his fingers to frostbite is a testament to the horrors man is exposed to at such perilous temperatures. With the many adventures he has led over the past 40 years...
One stupid party. One stupid boy. One stupid kiss. And my life was virtually over.
Tessa McCaide has a unique talent for getting into trouble. Then again, it isnâ€™t easy for a girl with visions to ignore what she sees. Luckily Tessa and her family are leaving California and moving halfway across the country, giving her the perfect opportunity to leave her reputation as â€śFreaky Tessaâ€ť behind.
But Tessa doesnâ€™t realize that kissing the wrong guy in her new Texas town...
Spanning thirteen years from 1940 to 1953 and set against the epic panorama of WWII, author Annette Oppenlander's SURVIVING THE FATHERLAND is a sweeping saga of family, love, and betrayal that illuminates an intimate part of history seldom seen: the children's war.
A Bosnian gangster is gunned down in a packed London restaurant. In his possession is a notebook once belonging to Isaac Newton. This is just the latest in a series of shocking crimes connected to objects once belonging to the famous scientist. The police are stumped and the pressure for an arrest is mounting.
Enter Vincent Blake, London's leading stolen-art investigator. As Blake sets out to solve the case, a series of devastating events threaten to destroy everything he holds...
â€śGeorgette Shapley died outside this house. Her ghost has spent the past century trying to get back inside so she can be reunited with her child.â€ť
James Spence doesn't believe in ghosts, so he has no worries about going with his girlfriend Rachel to visit an old, abandoned country home.
Rachel, meanwhile, is convinced that a weekend at Shapley Hall will make James change his mind. After all, she knows from...
Germany, September 1944: Dozens of cities lie in ruins. Enemy armies are at the gates. For the Thousand Year Reich, time is running out. Desperate to avoid the humiliation of unconditional surrender, German intelligence launch Operation Finisterre â€“ a last-ditch plan to enable Hitler to deny the savage logic of a war on two fronts and bluff his way to the negotiating table.
Success depends on two individuals: Stefan Portisch, a...
What has Beth's girlfriend ordered in the plainest, squarest, most non-descript parcel? It certainly isn't books. No-one shuffles that frantically to hide books when you come in unexpectedly.
And what would any right-minded person do when they opened the kitchen drawer to check what had been hidden? But right-minded isn't a term that's often applied to Beth.
The Dildo in the Kitchen Drawer is a short story of paranoia, slippery fingers and recalcitrant dogs.
A catastrophe of biblical proportions, 35,000 years in the making.
The world as we know it is on the verge of destruction. There is no escape. . . or is there?The discovery and excavation of a 35,000 year old city hidden deep within the Transantarctic Mountains releases a pandemic across the globe. Within a few weeks 5 million are dead and another 10 million are about to die. Billions more are certain to die within...
Britain's Ministry of Defense attempted to ban this too-candid account of operations in Northern Ireland, but copies are now available for distribution in the United States.
The British effort in Northern Ireland made unprecedented use of electronic surveillance.
The Special Air Service and other British elite assault units were highly dependent on information provided by a network of towers and other devices. Construction...
Could you live with the heart of a killer?
A mystery always begins with a murder â€“ but what if it's the killer who turns up dead?
Detective Charlie Cooper is on the verge of leaving Homicide to spend more time with his young family. But when the serial killer he's been chasing for a decade is murdered, Cooper has the chance to save the killer's final victim and atone for all the ones he's failed.
After a life-saving...
When the Finkle children discovered magical secrets in Uncle Harryâ€™s shop, they vowed to keep them safe. Two years later Jack, Lizzy and Robert realized that the perfect weather wasnâ€™t the only secret waiting to be discovered in the mysterious shop. Things arenâ€™t always what they seem to be!
There were people who would stop at nothing to acquire land in Finkleton. Of course, there were also those determined to protect the...
FBI special agent Kate O'Hare has made it her mission to nail international con artist Nicolas Fox. When she discovers his plot to plunder a venture capitalist's twentieth-story Chicago penthouse of all its cash and treasures while the self-proclaimed 'King of Hostile Takeovers' is getting married, Kate is 85 per cent - okay maybe 92 per cent - sure that she's finally going to bag Nick Fox.
Problem is, first Kate has to convince her boss, building security, and...
Matilda, known as Tilly to her friends, was a kind, gentle girl, who found joy in every aspect of life, even in the dull, mundane chores which she toiled diligently at, each and every day. Being a twelve year old orphan was a cruel, scary life, until, one gloriously sunny day, those magical words, which had been a mere vision, echoed through her heart with every beat.
"We have a new Ma and Pa for you."
With a smile, a suitcase and a wave goodbye, Tilly heard the sweet morning birdsong as she opened her eyes from her reoccurring dreams.