The Borrowers 2 In 1

Author: Mary Norton
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781444006537
Size: 15.95 MB
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Deep beneath the floorboards lives the tiny Borrower family - Pod, Homily and Arrietty Clock. Everything they have is borrowed from the humans above them, even their names are not quite their own. There is just one rule: they must never be seen. Then one day Arrietty meets the boy, and the family's incredible adventure begins. A great value edition of the first two classic BORROWERS books to tie in with this year's BBC 90-minute family Christmas special.

City

Author: Clifford D. Simak
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9780575105249
Size: 15.93 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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On a far future Earth, mankind's achievements are immense: artificially intelligent robots, genetically uplifted animals, interplanetary travel, genetic modification of the human form itself. But nothing comes without a cost. Humanity is tired, its vigour all but gone. Society is breaking down into smaller communities, dispersing into the countryside and abandoning the great cities of the world. As the human race dwindles and declines, which of its great creations will inherit the Earth? And which will claim the stars?

Royal Prayer

Author: David Baldwin
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781441166326
Size: 17.27 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Why did Bonnie Prince Charlie turn down the throne of America? How were Napoleon and Wellington related? Was the Tay Bridge disaster the result of a failed attempt to assassinate Karl Marx? David Baldwin uncovers some startling and fascinating facts in this survey of royal prayer through the ages, which ranges from Queen Hatchepsut of Ancient Egypt to Diana, Princess of Wales via George Washington and the ill-fated Russian Imperial Family. Culminating in the contributions made by The Queen and the Royal Family today, the author demonstrates that royal prayers can have immense consequence for the psyche of the nation as well as the individual.

From Hester Street To Hollywood

Author: Bettina Berch
Publisher: Bettina Berch
ISBN: 9781607251842
Size: 14.64 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This is the first full-scale biography of Jewish-American authorAnzia Yezierska. Based on extensive research into her letters and writings, it tells the real story of America's "Sweatshop Cinderella."

The Little House

Author: Virginia Lee Burton
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547350554
Size: 15.53 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Virginia Lee Burton won the Caldecott Medal in 1943 for her memorable picture book The Little House, a poignant story of a cute country cottage that becomes engulfed by the city that grows up around it. The house has an expressive face of windows and doors, and even the feelings of a person, so she’s sad when she’s surrounded by the dirty, noisy city’s hustle and bustle: “She missed the field of daisies / and the apple trees dancing in the moonlight.” Fortunately, there’s a happy ending, as the house is taken back to the country where she belongs. A classic!