Fay Weldon — The Spa Decameron, 2008 год

8 ноября, 2011 / Автор статьи: admin
The Spa Decameron - Fay Weldon

Quercus Publishing (MacLehose Press) / —
Ten high achieving ladies are gathered together in the week between Christmas and the New Year, at the expensive Castle Spa, seeking, through Botox, aromatherapy and general all round pampering, a new beginning to their lives. The Ladies lounge around in the Jacuzzi, drinking champagne and eating chocolate telling each other the stories of their lives. Starting with the Trophy wife’s tale: her spell in a Greek prison has left her in serious need of a makeover; the Brain Surgeon’s tale: of twins and mistaken identity; the Judge’s tale: of the sex change which allowed him to judge the pleasures of the bedchamber from both male and female perspectives. The manicurist, the public speaker, the journalist, the company director, the ex vicar’s wife, the screenwriter, all share their stories, ending with the stepmother’s tale, a reversal of Cinderella’s fate, with the stepmother as victim… Sparkling, witty, always compassionate and occasionally libidinous, Fay Weldon’s new novel recalls Boccaccio’s late medieval masterwork, The Decameron. Boccaccio dedicated his book to the ladies of his time, who were forced to hide their amorous passions under a veil of discretion, while men were free to indulge theirs.

ISBN: 9781847243348
мягкая обложка, 368 стр.
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Prue Leith — Choral Society, 2009 год

6 ноября, 2011 / Автор статьи: admin
Choral Society - Prue Leith

Quercus Publishing (MacLehose Press) / —
Three single women in their fifties meet when they join a choir. Lucy, recently widowed, is a cook and food journalist; Joanna, a successful business woman, never married; Rebecca is a divorced interior decorator. Each of the women is at a crossroads and they quickly form a bond.

ISBN: 9781849160131
мягкая обложка, 320 стр.
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Lili St. Crow — Jealousy: A Strange Angels Novel, 2010 год

31 октября, 2011 / Автор статьи: admin
Jealousy: A Strange Angels Novel - Lili St. Crow

Quercus Publishing (MacLehose Press) / —
Dru has made it to Schola, the leading school where the vampire-fighting Order is based. There she is up against the capricious Anna, the only other female who shares her powers. Dru must unlock the mystery of who betrayed her mother, battle her intensifying feelings for both Graves and Christophe, and try to stay hidden from Sergej’s deadly nosferat — bloodthirsty hunters who’ll stop at nothing to destroy her.

ISBN: 9781849161299
мягкая обложка, 304 стр.
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Mario Puzo — Six Graves to Munich, 2009 год

30 октября, 2011 / Автор статьи: admin
Six Graves to Munich - Mario Puzo

Quercus Publishing (MacLehose Press) / —
In the final days of the Second World War, Michael Rogan, an American intelligence officer, is tortured by a group of seven senior Gestapo officers who need to discover the secrets he alone can give them. Ten years later, when he has recovered from the appalling injuries he suffered, and determined to revenge the death of his wife at the hands of the same men, he begins a quest to track down and kill his tormentors. Dark, violent, and graphic, this is an addictive thriller about how far one man will go to exact his own justice. Written a year before Puzo completed The Godfather.

ISBN: 9781906694425
мягкая обложка, 200 стр.
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Phil Rickman — The Remains of an Altar, 2007 год

28 октября, 2011 / Автор статьи: admin
The Remains of an Altar - Phil Rickman

Quercus Publishing (MacLehose Press) / —
Merrily Watkins, parish priest, single mum and Deliverance Consultant to the Diocese of Hereford, heads for the Malvern Hills to investigate an alleged paranormal dimension to a spate of road accidents in the sleepy village of Wychehill. Merrily is called in when two people are killed in a head-on crash that is also linked to the revamped local pub which, it seems, has injected the valley with a shattering, strobing surge of inner-city nightlife… and drugs. When a dealer is found savagely murdered below the great earthen hillfort of Herefordshire Beacon, police ask: is it a ritual killing, a gangland disposal or a cry of outrage? As Merrily and the police follow separate paths towards the truth, Merrily’s teenage daughter, Jane, faces the consequences of her own obsession with a possibly prehistoric site in their home village of Ledwardine. Until, on a night of frenzied violence, in a place at the centre of an ancient, universal mystery, the final, shocking connections are made.

ISBN: 9781847240910
мягкая обложка, 512 стр.
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Simon Sebag Montefiore — Speeches That Changed the World, 2010 год

26 октября, 2011 / Автор статьи: admin
Speeches That Changed the World - Simon Sebag Montefiore

Quercus Publishing (MacLehose Press) / —
Since the beginning of time, great leaders have used their power of oratory to win and inspire followers. This book contains over 50 momentous and thought-provoking speeches from a wide range of historical eras and nations and will both inspire readers and give them a greater understanding of the events of the time. Each speech is accompanied by a comprehensive introduction that explains its historical background, why it was significant and what happened as a result. A biography of each speechmaker explains how they came to be standing at the crossroads of history.

ISBN: 9781848660571
твердый переплет, 224 стр.
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Mickey Spillane — The Goliath Bone, 2010 год

24 октября, 2011 / Автор статьи: admin
The Goliath Bone - Mickey Spillane

Quercus Publishing (MacLehose Press) / —
On an amateur dig in Israel, two students discover what appears to be the femur of a very large humanoid, and there’s compelling evidence to suggest that it’s the thigh bone of the Biblical giant, Goliath. Back in New York, they head into the subway carrying the carefully wrapped bone when a hitman attempts to kill them. Hammer comes to their rescue. It is only the beginning of their troubles. Some people will stop at nothing to get their hands on the precious item, each for their own nefarious reasons. Hammer and his loyal assistant Velda assure once again that the decent guys triumph in this cracking new thriller from an acknowledged master of the genre.

ISBN: 9781849161442
мягкая обложка, 288 стр.
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Dan Simmons — Carrion Comfort, 2010 год

22 октября, 2011 / Автор статьи: admin
Carrion Comfort - Dan Simmons

Quercus Publishing (MacLehose Press) / —
The past. Caught behind the lines of Hitler’s Final Solution, Saul Laski is one of the multitudes destined to die in the notorious Chelmno extermination camp. But he will soon fall into the clutches of an evil far older and greater than the Nazis themselves. The present. A rare few individuals have the Ability — the psychic power to influence the minds of others. Each year they meet to discuss their ongoing campaign of debauchery and slaughter. But this year things are not going according to plan… The story that follows spans decades and continents and penetrates the darkest recesses of the 20th century, as one man seeks to justify his belief that a secret society of powerful beings is behind many of the world’s most horrific catastrophes. As well as ranking among the greatest reinventions of the vampire legend, Carrion Comfort explores humanity’s attraction to violence and what it means for our future.

ISBN: 9781849162210
мягкая обложка, 784 стр.
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Stieg Larsson — The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, 2008 год

19 октября, 2011 / Автор статьи: admin
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Stieg Larsson

Quercus Publishing (MacLehose Press) / —
Forty years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared off the secluded island owned and inhabited by the powerful Vanger family. There was no corpse, no witnesses, no evidence. But her uncle, Henrik, is convinced that she was murdered by someone in her own family — the deeply dysfunctional Vanger clan. Disgraced journalist Mikael Blomqvist is hired to investigate, but when he links Harriet’s disappearance to a string of gruesome murders from forty years ago, he needs a competent assistant — and he gets one: computer hacker Lisbeth Salander — a tattoed, truculent, angry girl who rides a motorbike like a Hell’s Angel and handles makeshift weapons with the skill born of remorseless rage. This unlikely pair form a fragile bond as they delve into the sinister past of this island-bound, tightly-knit family. But the Vangers are a secretive lot, and Mikael and Lisbeth are about to find out just how far they’re prepared to go to protect themselves — and each other.

ISBN: 9781847246929
мягкая обложка, 542 стр.
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Sarah Lyall — A Field Guide to the English, 2009 год

19 октября, 2011 / Автор статьи: admin
A Field Guide to the English - Sarah Lyall

Quercus Publishing (MacLehose Press) / —
A richly entertaining, compellingly readable survey of 21st-century England from a sharp-eyed American with a winningly humorous way with words.

ISBN: 9781847247933
мягкая обложка, 288 стр.
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