The Crown of Thorns

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Publisher:Random House

ISBN:1473519454

Total Pages:1088

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THE COMPLETE PRATT compiles the first three volumes of the misadventures of Henry Pratt, beginning with a brilliantly funny evocation of a Yorkshire boyhood in SECOND FROM LAST IN THE SACK RACE; Henry's first job is as a cub reporter on the Thurmarsh Evening Argus, told in PRATT OF THE ARGUS, hailed by Sue Townsend as 'very funny'. Finally, in THE CUCUMBER MAN, Henry decides to take on a new role and a new challenge - working for the Cucumber Marketing Board in Leeds. Stumbling through the fifties, sixties, seventies and eighties, Henry accumulates marriages and children along the way and THE COMPLETE PRATT is a touching and hilarious ride through a divided Britain...

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The Complete Guide to Suspended Fitness Training

Author:Ben Pratt

Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN:1472912292

Total Pages:176

Viewed:1967

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The Complete Guide to Suspended Fitness Training is a comprehensive resource - packed with training ideas and how the equipment can be used to improve functional strength, stability, rehabilitation as well as sports-specific training. This is ideal reading for anyone interested in fitness and weight training, and how get the most out of this equiment for their training programme or that of their clients. Includes information on: Types of suspension systems and attachments The benefits of suspended fitness training Safety considerations Upper body, lower body and core exercises progressions and variations as well as common faults Beginner, intermediate and advanced programmes and sessions Training sessions for sports.

Trouble

Author:Non Pratt

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:1442497742

Total Pages:384

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In this dazzling debut novel, a pregnant teen learns the meaning of friendship—from the boy who pretends to be her baby’s father. When the entire high school finds out that Hannah Shepard is pregnant via her ex-best friend, she has a full-on meltdown in her backyard. The one witness (besides the rest of the world): Aaron Tyler, a transfer student and the only boy who doesn’t seem to want to get into Hannah’s pants. Confused and scared, Hannah needs someone to be on her side. Wishing to make up for his own past mistakes, Aaron does the unthinkable and offers to pretend to be the father of Hannah’s unborn baby. Even more unbelievable, Hannah hears herself saying “yes.” Told in alternating perspectives between Hannah and Aaron, Trouble is the story of two teenagers helping each other to move forward in the wake of tragedy and devastating choices. In a year marked by loss, regret, and hope, the two will discover a simple truth: Nothing compares to finding your first, true best friend.

Second From Last In The Sack Race

Author:David Nobbs

Publisher:Random House

ISBN:1473519411

Total Pages:320

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Born into poverty, saddled with a born loser and parrot-strangler for a dad, short sighted and ungainly, young Henry Pratt doesn't exactly have a head start in life. But in David Nobbs’s brilliantly funny evocation of a Yorkshire boyhood, unathletic and over-imaginative little Pratt proves he can stick up for himself with the stoic good nature of the great British underdog

The Complete Works of R. Austin Freeman: Thriller Classics, Adventure Novels & Detective Stories (Illustrated)

Author:R. Austin Freeman

Publisher:e-artnow

ISBN:8026852508

Total Pages:1850

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This carefully crafted ebook: "The Complete Works of R. Austin Freeman: Thriller Classics, Adventure Novels & Detective Stories (Illustrated)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Richard Austin Freeman (1862-1943) was a British writer of detective stories, mostly featuring the forensic investigator Dr. Thorndyke. He introduced the inverted detective story; a crime fiction in which the commission of the crime is described at the beginning, usually including the identity of the perpetrator, with the story then describing the detective's attempt to solve the mystery. Many of the Dr. Thorndyke stories involve genuine, but often quite arcane, points of scientific knowledge, from areas such as tropical medicine and toxicology. Table of Contents: Introduction: Short Biography The Art of the Detective Story Dr. Thorndyke Series: Meet Dr. Thorndyke Novels The Red Thumb Mark The Eye of Osiris The Mystery of 31 New Inn A Silent Witness Helen Vardon's Confession The Cat's Eye The Mystery of Angelina Frood The Shadow of the Wolf The D'Arblay Mystery A Certain Dr. Thorndyke As a Thief in the Night Mr. Pottermack's Oversight Pontifex, Son and Thorndyke When Rogues Fall Out Dr. Thorndyke Intervenes For the Defence: Dr. Thorndyke The Penrose Mystery Felo De Se? The Stoneware Monkey Mr. Polton Explains The Jacob Street Mystery Short Story Collections Percival Bland's Proxy The Missing Mortgagee Dr. Thorndyke's Cases The Adventures of Dr. Thorndyke Dr. Thorndyke's Casebook The Puzzle Lock The Magic Casket Other Novels: The Golden Pool The Unwilling Adventurer The Uttermost Farthing The Exploits of Danby Croker The Surprising Experiences of Mr. Shuttlebury Cobb Flighty Phyllis Other Short Stories: By the Black Deep The Adventures of Romney Pringle The Further Adventures of Romney Pringle From a Surgeon's Diary The Great Portrait Mystery and Other Stories

The Descendants - The Complete Volume 1: Welcome to Freeland House

Author:Landon Porter

Publisher:Paradox-Omni Entertainment

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Total Pages:360

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The Descendants is styled after works from the Bronze Age of Comic Books, a time before superhero comics were dominated by grim and gritty deconstructions; when comic books were fun. It is presented in a unique manner: as an all-prose comic book complete with issues, specials and annuals. Each tells a complete story that ties into the overall tale of the titular superheroes. In the first exciting volume: Three friends discover the their old school, The Psionics Training and Application Academy is actually a front for a clandestine organization dedicated to exploiting young people with powers rather than helping them. They band together, managing to rescue a small group of such people, bringing them to Mayfield, VA for safekeeping. Unfortunately, fate puts them in harm's way from new and dangerous sources beyond what they were already facing; from a resurrected sorceress, to the local crime boss, and a mad-woman with powered armor and a robot army! If our heroes want to live, they'll have to learn to come together as a super-team and as a family. They are heroes. They are people. This is their story. Collects the entire first volume of the webserial, including The Descendants #0-12, Descendants Special #1, and Descendants Annual #1. Bonus content includes the short story Who is... The Whitecoat?, and the Rise of Morganna miniseries. Content in this collection was previously published in the ebooks We Could Be Heroes, Tome Attacks, and Rise of Morganna.

Unqualified

Author:Anna Faris

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:1101986441

Total Pages:320

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A hilarious, honest memoir—combined with just the right amount of relationship advice—from the popular actress and host of the hit podcast Anna Faris is Unqualified. Anna Faris has advice for you. And it's great advice, because she's been through it all, and she wants to tell you what she's learned. After surviving an awkward childhood (when she bribed the fastest boy in the third grade with ice cream), navigating dating and marriage in Hollywood, and building a podcast around romantic advice, Anna has plenty of lessons to share: Advocate for yourself. Know that there are wonderful people out there and that a great relationship is possible. And, finally, don't date magicians. Her comic memoir, Unqualified, shares Anna's candid, sympathetic, and entertaining stories of love lost and won. Part memoir—including stories about being “the short girl” in elementary school, finding and keeping female friends, and dealing with the pressures of the entertainment industry and parenthood—part humorous, unflinching advice from her hit podcast, Anna Faris Is Unqualified, the book will reveal Anna's unique take on how to master the bizarre, chaotic, and ultimately rewarding world of love. Hilarious, honest, and useful, Unqualified is the book Anna's fans have been waiting for.

The Complete Novels of Virginia Woolf (9 Unabridged Novels)

Author:Virginia Woolf

Publisher:e-artnow

ISBN:8074843505

Total Pages:4597

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This carefully crafted ebook: "The Complete Novels of Virginia Woolf (9 Unabridged Novels)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Adeline Virginia Woolf (25 January 1882 – 28 March 1941) was an English writer, and one of the foremost modernists of the twentieth century. During the interwar period, Woolf was a significant figure in London literary society and a central figure in the influential Bloomsbury Group of intellectuals. Her most famous works include the novels Mrs Dalloway (1925), To the Lighthouse (1927) and Orlando (1928), and the book-length essay A Room of One's Own (1929), with its famous dictum, "A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction." Content: * The Voyage Out (1915) * Night and Day (1919) * Jacob's Room (1922) * Mrs Dalloway (1925) * To the Lighthouse (1927) * Orlando (1928) * The Waves (1931) * The Years (1937) * Between the Acts (1941)

Pratt Of The Argus

Author:David Nobbs

Publisher:Random House

ISBN:1473519446

Total Pages:384

Viewed:1966

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Henry Pratt, back home from National Service, is a man at last. As eager to prove it as he is to please, he is in at the deep end in his chosen profession - cub reporter on the Thurmarsh Evening Argus. As trams and typewriters chatter to the echoes of Suez and Hungary, Henry finds himself in an exciting if bewildering world. His first scoop about a stolen colander is not quite as straightforward as he hopes. Misprints and chuckles abound as ever-hopeful Henry manages to fall foul both of typesetters and attractive women. And, in a profession not noted for kindness to the diffident, he is as prone to accident as practical jokes. Nothing ever goes quite right for Henry. So when the scoop of a lifetime finally comes his way it threatens to upset the family and complicate further his ever-hopeful love life.

Doors of Sleep

Author:Tim Pratt

Publisher:Watkins Media Limited

ISBN:0857668757

Total Pages:272

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What would you do if you woke up and found yourself in a parallel universe under an alien sky? This is the question Zax Delatree must answer every time he closes his eyes. Every time Zax Delatree falls asleep, he travels to a new reality. He has no control over his destination and never knows what he will see when he opens his eyes. Sometimes he wakes up in technological utopias, and other times in the bombed-out ruins of collapsed civilizations. All he has to live by are his wits and the small aides he has picked up along the way - technological advantages from techno-utopias, sedatives to escape dangerous worlds, and stimulants to extend his stay in pleasant ones. Thankfully, Zax isn't always alone. He can take people with him, if they're unconscious in his arms when he falls asleep. But someone unwelcome is on his tail, and they are after something that Zax cannot spare - the blood running through his veins, the power to travel through worlds... File Under: Science Fiction [ Green Power | Sweat Dreams | Waking Nightmare | Zax of all Trades ]

The Wrong Stars

Author:Tim Pratt

Publisher:Watkins Media Limited

ISBN:0857667106

Total Pages:400

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Philip K. Dick Award Finalist: A ragtag crew discovers alien technology that could change the fate of humanity—or awaken an ancient evil and destroy all life in the galaxy The shady crew of the White Raven run freight and salvage at the fringes of our solar system. They discover the wreck of a centuries-old exploration vessel floating light years away from its intended destination and revive its sole occupant, who wakes with news of First Alien Contact. When the crew informs her that humanity has alien allies already, she reveals that these are very different extra-terrestrials—and the gifts they bestowed on her could kill all humanity, or take it out to the most distant stars. File Under: Science Fiction [ Adrift | Liar Liar | Golden Spiders | Bridge the Void ]

The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe

Author:Edgar Allan Poe

Publisher:Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN:160520854X

Total Pages:362

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American poet, fiction writer, and literary critic EDGAR ALLAN POE (1809-1849) pioneered the short story, popularized romantic Gothic fiction in the United States in the 19th century, and almost single-handedly invented the genre of detective fiction. Appreciating Poe's work is essential to any understanding of American literature. Here, in 10 volumes, is the complete oeuvre of this American original. Available again in Cosimo's beautiful replica of the 1902 edition, finely illustrated by Canadian artist FREDERICK SIMPSON COBURN (1871-1960), and edited and with a critical introduction by American literary historian and journalist CHARLES F. RICHARDSON (1851-1913), this is a collection readers will treasure. Volume IV: Tales features: [ "The Conversation of Eiros and Charmion" [ "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" [ "A Descent into the Maelstrom" [ "The Island of the Fay" [ "Never Bet the Devil Your Head" [ "Eleonora" [ "The Masque of the Red Death" [ and more.

Cucumber Man

Author:David Nobbs

Publisher:Random House

ISBN:1473519438

Total Pages:384

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It is 1957. The Suez Crisis has been and gone. Henry Pratt has completed his National Service and is putting his unsuccessful career as Thurmarsh's cub journalist behind him. Leaving Yorkshire, he's taking on a new role and a new challenge - working for the Cucumber Marketing Board in Leeds. Stumbling through the fifties, sixties, seventies and eighties, Henry Pratt accumulates jobs, marriages and children on the way as he embarks on a touching, painful and hilarious switchback ride through a divided Britain.

Pratt a Manger

Author:David Nobbs

Publisher:Random House

ISBN:1473519462

Total Pages:432

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When pretty young TV researcher Nicky Proctor visits Cafe Henry in London's Soho, Henry Pratt's life changes forever. He becomes an instant star of the TV food quiz, A Question of Salt and before long he is given his own series, Hooray, it's Henry. The book of the series reaches Number Two. He's a celebrity. Henry Ezra Pratt has come a long way from his humble beginnings. But, as usual in Henry's life, things begin to go wrong. He incurs the deep hatred of rival celebrity chef Bradley Tompkins, with his bad manners, bad wig and no Michelin stars. A war is waged against him, escalating into plots and deceptions which threaten to destroy the reputation and career of the man dubbed 'The People's Chef'. It must be Bradley behind all this - or must it? On the domestic front, too, there are storms ahead. Henry is blissfully happy in his second marriage to Hilary, but he is sorely tempted by young Nicky and his lovely co-star Sally. Can he resist? Can he become a real man at last? Or will success spoil Henry Pratt for good...? We last met Henry Pratt in The Cucumber Man. Pratt à Manger continues the hilarious story of a great British underdog.

The Complete Works: Novels, Short Stories, Poems, Plays, Memoirs, Travel Sketches, Letters and Essays (Illustrated Edition)

Author:Robert Louis Stevenson

Publisher:e-artnow

ISBN:8026836596

Total Pages:8280

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Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer. His most famous works are Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. A literary celebrity during his lifetime, Stevenson now ranks among the 26 most translated authors in the world.

The Complete Works of Mark Twain (Illustrated Edition)

Author:Mark Twain

Publisher:e-artnow

ISBN:8026878140

Total Pages:10975

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This great collection comprises the complete literary opus of Mark Twain, including novels, short stories, satires, travel books, essays and many other works: Novels The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Adventures of Huckleberry Finn The Gilded Age The Prince and the Pauper A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court The American Claimant Tom Sawyer Abroad Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc Pudd'nhead Wilson Tom Sawyer, Detective A Horse's Tale The Mysterious Stranger Novelettes A Double Barrelled Detective Story Those Extraordinary Twins The Recent Carnival of Crime in Connecticut The Stolen White Elephant The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg Captain Stormfield's Visit to Heaven Short Story Collections The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County and Other Sketches Mark Twain's (Burlesque) Autobiography and First Romance Sketches New and Old Merry Tales The £1,000,000 Bank Note and Other New Stories The $30,000 Bequest and Other Stories The Curious Republic of Gondour and Other Whimsical Sketches Alonzo Fitz, and Other Stories Mark Twain's Library of Humor Other Stories Essays, Satires & Articles How to Tell a Story, and Other Essays What Is Man? And Other Essays Editorial Wild Oats Letters from the Earth Concerning the Jews To the Person Sitting in Darkness To My Missionary Critics Christian Science Queen Victoria's Jubilee Essays on Paul Bourget The Czar's Soliloquy King Leopold's Soliloquy Adam's Soliloquy Essays on Copyrights Other Essays Travel Books The Innocents Abroad A Tramp Abroad Roughing It Old Times on the Mississippi Life on the Mississippi Following the Equator Some Rambling Notes of an Idle Excursion Down the Rhône The Lost Napoleon Mark Twain's Notebook The Complete Speeches The Complete Letters Autobiography Biographies Mark Twain: A Biography by Albert Bigelow Paine ... Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835-1910), better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher and lecturer.

The Complete Works (Illustrated Edition)

Author:Elizabeth Gaskell

Publisher:e-artnow

ISBN:8027241324

Total Pages:4933

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This ebook collection has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Content: Introduction: "Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell" Novels: Mary Barton The Moorland Cottage Cranford Ruth North and South Sylvia's Lovers Wives and Daughters A Dark Night's Work Short Stories & Novellas: Round the Sofa My Lady Ludlow An Accursed Race The Doom of the Griffiths Half a Life-Time Ago The Poor Clare The Half-Brothers Cousin Phillis Company Manners Mr. Harrison's Confessions The Sexton's Hero The Grey Woman Curious if True Six Weeks at Heppenheim Libbie Marsh's Three Eras Christmas Storms and Sunshine Hand and Heart Bessy's Troubles at Home Disappearances Lizzie Leigh The Well of Pen-Mortha The Heart of John Middleton Traits and Stories of the Huguenots Morton Hall My French Master The Squire's Story Right at Last The Manchester Marriage Lois the Witch The Crooked Branch The Old Nurse's Story Clopton House Crowley Castle Two Fragments of Ghost Stories The Shah's English Gardener Martha Preston The Deserted Mansion Uncle Peter A Visit to Eton The Cage at Cranford Some Passages from the History of the Chomley Family The Ghost in the Garden Room Poetry: Sketches Among the Poor Bran The Scholar's Story Other Works: The Life of Charlotte Brontë The Last Generation in England Cumberland Sheep-Shearers Traits and Stories of The Hugenots Modern Greek Songs French Life An Italian Institution Shams A Fear for the Future Biography: Mrs. Gaskell and Knutsford by George A. Payne Elizabeth Gaskell (1810-1865) was an English novelist and short story writer. Her novels offer a detailed portrait of the lives of many strata of Victorian society, including the very poor, and are of interest to social historians as well as lovers of literature. Some of Gaskell's best known novels are Cranford, North and South, and Wives and Daughters.

Cupid's Dart

Author:David Nobbs

Publisher:Random House

ISBN:1473519470

Total Pages:304

Viewed:1961

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Alan and Ange are on a train, heading for London. Alan is a philosophy lecturer, still a virgin at fifty-five; Ange a twenty-something, horoscope reading, darts groupie. They certainly don't expect their first casual meeting to lead to anything, but it does. Seizing the day, as they pull into Euston station, Alan asks Ange out to dinner and so begins the unlikeliest of liaisons. As they get to know each other, they are initiated into each other's worlds. From the claustrophobic confines of an Oxford College to the heady excitement of a big dart's match; from Liebfraumilch to Wittgenstein and everything in between. They even travel to Rome seeing many wonderful things as Alan learns to live for the moment and Ange to appreciate the finer things in life. But can they survive their differences in age and background? Are Alan's feelings the stuff of obsession and infatuation or is this true love? And what sort of philosopher is he if he cannot define and understand love? Told through the voice of Alan, this touching and hilarious story is much more than a tale about an unlikely couple. Ultimately, it is a story about the nature of love.

The Complete Miss Marple Collection

Author:Agatha Christie

Publisher:Harper Collins

ISBN:0062332821

Total Pages:3600

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The complete eBook collection of all thirteen Miss Marple mysteries including the short stories by the Queen of Mystery herself, Agatha Christie, including The Murder at the Vicarage, The Body in the Library, The Moving Finger, A Murder is Announced, They Do It With Mirrors, A Pocketful of Rye, 4:50 from Paddington, The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side, A Caribbean Mystery, At Bertram's Hotel, Nemesis, Sleeping Murder, and Miss Marple: The Complete Short Stories.