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A MONSTER CALLS

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At seven minutes past midnight, thirteen-year-old Conor wakes to find a monster outside his bedroom window. But it isn’t the monster Conor’s been expecting – he’s been expecting the one from his nightmare, the nightmare he’s had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments. The monster in his backyard is different. It’s ancient.

විදර්ශනා

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විදර්ශනා‘ තත්කාලීන සමාජ යථාර්ථය හා පුද්ගල මනෝභාවයන්ගේ හැසිරීම් රටාවන් පිළිබඳ නිර්මාණශීලී විවරණයකි. පුද්ගලයකු තුළ පවතින, එහෙත් පිටත සමාජයට පෙන්වීමට අකැමැති හැඟීම් ඔහු මේ නිර්මාණය තුළින් විවෘතව කතා කරයි. ජනමාධ්‍යවේදියකු ලෙස කටයුතු කළ නදීෂ් දික්කුඹුර මහතාගේ ප්‍රථම නවකතාව ‘විදර්ශනා‘ වන අතර ‘ගස් මිනිස්සු හා ‘ආදරණීය මාක්ස්‘ ඔහු විසින් රචිත වෙනත් කෘතීන් ය.

FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM

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J.K. Rowling’s screenwriting debut is captured in this ebook edition of the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them screenplay. When Magizoologist Newt Scamander arrives in New York, he intends his stay to be just a brief stopover

කතන්දර කියන්නී

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සඟවා ගත් රහස් නැත්තේ කාටද? එහෙත් වසර හැත්තෑවක් පුරා රහස් සඟවාගෙන වෙනත් කෙනෙකු නමින් ජීවත්වෙමින් සිට ලොව හැරදා යාමට පෙර පාපෝච්ඡුාරණය කිරීමට සිතන්නේ කව්රුන්ද? ඒ පාපෝච්ඡුාරණයත් සත්‍යයක්ද? ජෝසෆ් වෙබර්, සේජ්, ඇඩම් සහ ලියෝ වර්තමානයේත් ෆ‍්‍රාන්ස්, රයිනර්, මින්කා සහ ඩරිජා අතීතයේත්, ආනියා, ඬේමියන්, ඇලෙක්ස් හා කැසිමිර් ප‍්‍රබන්ධයේත් හැසිරෙනුයේ වංචනිකව, එකිනෙකා රවටා ගනිමිනි. කිසිවෙක් කිසිවකුට සියයට සියයක් සත්‍යය පවසන්නේ නැත. සත්‍යය අසත්‍යයෙන් වසා දැමීමට කෙතරම් උත්සාහ කළත් අවසානයේ සත්‍යය මතුපිටට එන්නේ දිය යට ඔබා යට ගැසීමට තැත් දැරූ රබර් බෝලයක් මෙනි.

හඩ නිහඩ 

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ඇලිසියා බෙරෙන්සන් සිය සැමියා ශ්‍රේබ්‍රියෙල්ට බෙහෙවින් ආදරය කළාය එහෙත් එක් රැයකදී ඇයම ඔහුව වෙඩි තබා මාර දැමුවාය .ඒ මන්ද හේතුව අනාවරණය කරගත නොහැකි සිය සැමියා ඝාතනය කළ තැන් පටන් ඇය වචනයක්‌ හෝ කතා නො කිරීම නිසාය .

රෝස මාලිගාවේ මනුසත්තු

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ගෙවුණු මාර්තු මාසයේ හිටිහැටියේම හිරු පැමිණි ඉරු දිනයක රෝස මාලිගාවේ ගෙවත්තේ තැනක පුටුවක් තබා නර්මදා වාඩි ගෙන සිටියාය. රත්නවීර ඇය අසළට ගියේ තමා අලුතින් ගත් කැමරාවත් අරගෙනයි. කැමරාවකුත් අරගෙන තමා ඉදිරියට ආ තාත්තා එයින් තමාගේ පින්තුරයක් ගන්නට උත්සාහ කරනු දකින දියණියට සිනහ පහළ විය. ඒ සිනහව කැමරාවේ සටහන් විය.

Orange Moon

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When Leela, a teenage girl, is kidnapped by the Tamil Freedom Fighters, her brother enlists the help of the staff and guests at the Moon Rise Hotel.
Marni, the hotel manager, is in despair about the problems in her marriage, the futile search for her father and finding Leela alive. Hosting a dinner party for an arrogant junior minister is the last thing she needs.
Escape to Australia on a refugee boat may be the only option, but will they find Leela in time?
The lives of these strangers collide in a cross-cultural story of love, despair, bravery and corruption.

RULES FOR BEING A GIRL

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New York Times-bestselling authors candace bushnell and Katie cotugno team up in this fierce, feminist exploration of everyday sexism. From Katie cotugno and author of sex and the City candace bushnell comes this fierce and feisty exploration of feminism: standing up, speaking out and rewriting the rules. Don’t be easy. Don’t give it up. Don’t be a prude. Don’t be cold. Don’t put him in the friend Zone. Don’t Act desperate. Don’t let things go too far. Don’t give him the wrong idea

LOYAL STALKERS

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In a private room sheltered from the Colombo riots, a seventeen-year-old girl gives birth to a hatechild. At a city gym, an introverted fitness instructor obsesses over his unattainable client. Inside an untended guest-house room, an adolescent cricket champ is caught unawares by his coach’s violent fury. By a rain-drenched gravesite, a special-needs teacher confides in a stranger.

HIDDEN DEPTHS

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A hot summer on the Northumberland coast and Julie Armstrong arrives home from a night out to find her son strangled, laid out in a bath of water and covered with wild flowers. This stylized murder scene has Inspector Vera Stanhope intrigued. But then another body is discovered in a rock pool, the corpse again strewn with flowers. Vera must work quickly to find this killer who is making art out of death.

THE GIRL WHO READS ON THE METRO

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When Juliette takes the métro to her loathed office job each morning, her only escape is in books – she avidly reads on her journey and imagines what her fellow commuters’ choices might say about them. But when, one day, she decides to alight the train a few stops early and meets Soliman – the mysterious owner of the most enchanting bookshop Juliette has ever seen – she is sure her life will never be the same again . . .

REDEMPTION

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Decker has returned to Burlington, Ohio, for a special reason. It would have been his daughter Molly’s fourteenth birthday. Molly was brutally murdered four years ago in their home, along with his beloved wife, Cassie, and his brother-in-law. But then Decker is tracked down by a man he’ll never forget: Meryl Hawkins, his first homicide arrest more than twelve years ago.

ANIL S GHOST

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Anil’s Ghost transports us to Sri Lanka, a country steeped in centuries of tradition, now forced into the late twentieth century by the ravages of civil war. Into this maelstrom steps Anil Tissera, a young woman born in Sri Lanka, educated in England and America, who returns to her homeland as a forensic anthropologist sent by an international human rights group to discover the source of the organized campaigns of murder engulfing the island.

DORK DIARIES HOLIDAY HEART BREAK

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IT’S THE BIGGEST DANCE OF THE YEAR AND IT’S UP TO THE GIRLS TO ASK THE BOYS. NIKKI REALLY WANTS TO ASK HER CRUSH, BRANDON, BUT WHAT IF HE SAYS NO? MAJOR CRINGE! WILL NIKKI PLUCK UP THE COURAGE TO ASK BRANDON, OR WILL SHE BE LEFT AT HOME LIKE A TOTAL DORK-ARELLA?!

DORK DIARIES ONCE UPON A DORK

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WHAT SONG COULD YOU LISTEN TO 100 TIMES? WHAT TV SHOW ARE YOU TOTALLY OBSESSED WITH RIGHT NOW AND WHY?

PAPER TOWNS

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FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE FAULT IN OUR STARS AND LOOKING FOR ALASKA, SOON TO BE A MAJOR TV SERIES QUENTIN JACOBSEN HAS ALWAYS LOVED MARGO ROTH SPIEGELMAN, FOR MARGO (AND HER ADVENTURES) ARE THE STUFF OF LEGEND AT THEIR HIGH SCHOOL. SO WHEN SHE ONE DAY CLIMBS THROUGH HIS WINDOW AND SUMMONS HIM ON AN ALL-NIGHT ROAD TRIP OF REVENGE HE CANNOT HELP BUT FOLLOW. BUT THE NEXT DAY MARGO DOESN’T COME TO SCHOOL AND A WEEK LATER SHE IS STILL MISSING. Q SOON LEARNS THAT THERE ARE CLUES IN HER DISAPPEARANCE . . . AND THEY ARE FOR HIM. BUT AS HE GETS DEEPER INTO THE MYSTERY – CULMINATING IN ANOTHER AWESOME ROAD TRIP ACROSS AMERICA – HE BECOMES LESS SURE OF WHO AND WHAT HE IS LOOKING FOR. MASTERFULLY WRITTEN BY JOHN GREEN, THIS IS A THOUGHTFUL, INSIGHTFUL AND HILARIOUS COMING-OF-AGE STORY.

JULYS PEOPLE-NADINE GORDIMER

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FOR YEARS, IT HAS BEEN WHAT IS CALLED A ‘DETERIORATING SITUATION’. NOW ALL OVER SOUTH AFRICA THE CITIES ARE BATTLEGROUNDS. THE MEMBERS OF THE SMALLEST FAMILY – LIBERAL WHITES – ARE RESCUED FROM THE TERROR BY THEIR SERVANT, JULY, WHO LEADS THEM TO REFUGE IN HIS NATIVE VILLAGE. WHAT HAPPENS TO THE SMALLEST AND TO JULY – THE SHIFTS IN CHARACTER AND RELATIONSHIPS – GIVES US AN UNFORGETTABLE LOOK INTO THE TERRIFYING, TACIT UNDERSTANDINGS AND MISUNDERSTANDINGS BETWEEN BLACKS AND WHITES.

DORK DIARIES HOW TO DORK YOUR DIARY

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NIKKI MAXWELL HAS BEEN WRITING IN A DIARY SINCE THE START OF THE SCHOOL YEAR, AND SHE USUALLY TAKES IT EVERYWHERE SHE GOES, SO SHE CAN’T BELIEVE IT WHEN ONE MORNING SHE CAN’T FIND HER DIARY! THE HUNT IS ON, AND WHILE SHE LOOKS, PURSUING VARIOUS THEORIES ABOUT WHERE IT COULD BE, NIKKI CAN’T HELP PUTTING TOGETHER A LIST OF IMPORTANT DIARY-KEEPING LESSONS TO REMEMBER IN CASE OF MISSING DIARY EMERGENCIES LIKE THIS ONE. OVERFLOWING WITH NIKKI’S TRADEMARK HUMOUR AND ART THIS SPECIAL DIY EDITION OF DORK DIARIES NOT ONLY FEATURES A BRAND NEW STORY FEATURING ALL OF YOUR FAVOURITE CHARACTERS FROM THE SERIES,

AND THE MOUNTAINS ECHOED

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ONE OF THE MOST INTERESTING NOVELS IN THE MARKETMESMERISE YOUR SENSES WITH THIS RIVETING STORYLINE! PRESENTING THE GREAT BESTSELLER BY KHALED HOSSENI, ‘AND THE MOUNTAINS ECHOED’ IS A GREAT NOVEL WHICH IS A MUST HAVE FOR READING ENTHUSIASTS. THE NOVEL IS ABOUT A BOY ABDULLAH AND HIS SISTER PARI WHO LIVE WITH THEIR FATHER ALONG WITH THEIR STEPMOTHER. THE NOVEL IS SET IN THE LANDS OF SHADBAGH, AFGHANISTAN WHERE THEIR FATHER, SABOOR, IS IN A CONSTANT SEARCH FOR A PLACE TO WORK SO HE CAN FEED HIS FAMILY. THE STORY HIGHLIGHTS THEIR STRUGGLE THROUGH THE EVIL EYES OF POVERTY AND THE BRUTAL WINTERS.

BOY IN THE DRESS

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The sparkling debut children’s novel from David Walliams, number one bestseller and fastest growing children’s author in the country.Dennis was different.Why was he different, you ask?Well, a small clue might be in the title of this book…Charming, surprising and hilarious – The Boy in the Dress is everything you would expect from the co-creator of Little Britain. David Walliams’s beautiful first novel will touch the hearts (and funny bones) of children and adults alike.”

BILLIONAIRE BOY

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“A hilarious, touching and extraordinary new fable from David Walliams, number one bestseller and one of the fastest growing children’s author across the globe.Joe has a lot of reasons to be happy. About a billion of them, in fact.You see, Joe’s rich. Really, really rich. Joe’s got his own bowling alley, his own cinema, even his own butler who is also an orangutan. He’s the wealthiest twelve-year-old in the land.Yes, Joe has absolutely everything he could possibly want. But there’s just one thing he really needs: a friend…”

PUFFIN CLASSICS ANNE OF GREEN GABLES

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The Cuthberts are in for a shock. They are expecting an orphan boy to help with the work at Green Gables – but a skinny red-haired girl turns up instead. Highly spirited Anne Shirley charms her way into the Cuthberts’ affection with her vivid imagination and constant chatter, and soon it’s impossible to imagine life without her. A favourite classic with cover and introduction by the inimitable Lauren Child, award-winning creator of Clarice Bean and the hugely popular Charlie and Lola series.

THE ENGLISH TEACHER

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Krishna, is an English teacher at the same college he had attended as a student. Although Krishna has recently married, his wife Susila and their daughter live with his parents-in-law some miles away. The story opens with his immediate family deciding to join him in Malgudi. Krishna is initially frightened by his new state of affairs, but he soon finds that his love for both his wife and child grows deeper than he could have imagined.

THE ART OF WAR (SUN TZU)

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Sun Tzu’s Art of War is a widely acclaimed book on military strategy that has influenced and shaped the idea of Western and Eastern nations military philosophy. It presents complete instructions on how to win battles and manage conflicts. The theories proposed in Art of War are extremely beneficial on the battle ground and has been tried and tested by many successful military generals around the world

SENSE & SENSIBILITY-PUFFIN CLASSICS

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SENSE AND SENSIBILITY IS CONSIDERED AS ONE OF THE BEST CLASSIC NOVELS IN ENGLISH LITERATURE. IT IS ONE OF JANE AUSTEN’S BEST WORKS. IT IS A MOVING TALE OF TWO SISTERS WHO EXPERIENCE EVERYTHING THAT WHIRL AROUND EMOTIONS LIKE LOVE, SORROW, BETRAYAL, AND ROMANCE.

SECRET GARDEN-PUFFIN CLASSICS

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AFTER LOSING HER PARENTS, YOUNG MARY LENNOX IS SENT FROM INDIA TO LIVE IN HER UNCLE’S GLOOMY MANSION ON THE WILD ENGLISH MOORS. SHE IS LONELY AND HAS NO ONE TO PLAY WITH BUT ONE DAY SHE LEARNS OF A SECRET GARDEN SOMEWHERE IN THE GROUNDS THAT NO ONE IS ALLOWED TO ENTER. THEN MARY UNCOVERS AN OLD KEY IN A FLOWERBED – AND A GUST OF MAGIC LEADS HER TO THE HIDDEN DOOR. SLOWLY SHE TURNS THE KEY AND ENTERS A WORLD SHE COULD NEVER HAVE IMAGINED.

PUFFIN CLASSICS DRACULA

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JONATHAN HARKER IS TRAVELLING TO CASTLE DRACULA TO SEE THE TRANSYLVANIAN NOBLE, COUNT DRACULA. HE IS BEGGED BY LOCALS NOT TO GO THERE, BECAUSE ON THE EVE OF ST GEORGE’S DAY, WHEN THE CLOCK STRIKES MIDNIGHT, ALL THE EVIL THINGS IN THE WORLD WILL COME FULL SWAY. BUT BUSINESS MUST BE DONE, SO JONATHAN MAKES HIS WAY TO THE CASTLE – AND THEN HIS NIGHTMARE BEGINS. HIS BELOVED WIFE MEENA AND OTHER LOST SOULS HAVE FALLEN UNDER THE COUNT’S HORRIFYING SPELL. DRACULA MUST BE DESTROYED . . . WITH AN EXCITING INTRODUCTION BY HOLLY BLACK, BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE SPIDERWICK CHRONICLES.

PUFFIN CLASSICS AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGH

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N AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS BY JULES VERNE, PHILEAS FOGG BETS HIS COMPANIONS THAT HE CAN TRAVEL ACROSS THE WORLD IN JUST EIGHTY DAYS AND THE VERY NEXT DAY SETS OUT FROM THE PORT OF DOVER WITH HIS SERVANT PASSEPORTOUT TO ACHIEVE HIS AIM. PASSING THROUGH EXOTIC LANDS AND DANGEROUS PLACES, THEY SEIZE WHATEVER TRANSPORTATION IS AT HAND – WHETHER TRAIN OR ELEPHANT – ALWAYS RACING AGAINST THE CLOCK.THERE ARE MANY ALARMS AND SURPRISES ALONG THE WAY – AND A LAST MINUTE SETBACK THAT MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WINNING AND LOSING. JULES VERNE’S EXCITING ADVENTURE HAS BEEN DELIGHTING GENERATIONS OF READERS OF ALL AGES.

ROALD DAHL-THE TWITS

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Mr Twit is a foul and smelly man with bits of cornflake and sardine in his beard. Together they make the nastiest couple you could ever hope not to meet.Down in their garden, the ghastly, evil Twits keep Muggle-Wump the monkey and his family locked in a cage.But not for much longer! Because the monkeys are planning to trick the terrible Twits and make their escape, once and for all . .

PRINCE & THE PAUPER – PUFFIN CLASSICS

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Tom Canty and Edward Tudor could have been identical twins. Their birthdays and their faces match, but there the likeness stops. For Edward is prince, heir to King Henry VIII of England, whilst Tom is a miserable pauper. But fate intervenes, and their identities become confused. Soon the prince is thrown out of the palace in rags, leaving ignorant Tom to play the part of a royal prince.

BRIDGERTON: ROMANCING MR BRIDGERTON (BRIDGERTONS BOOK 4

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COLIN BRIDGERTON IS TIRED OF BEING THOUGHT OF AS NOTHING BUT AN EMPTY-HEADED CHARMER, TIRED OF THE NOTORIOUS GOSSIP COLUMNIST LADY WHISTLEDOWN, WHO CAN’T SEEM TO PUBLISH AN EDITION WITHOUT MENTIONING HIM. BUT WHEN COLIN RETURNS TO LONDON FROM A TRIP ABROAD, HE DISCOVERS NOTHING IN HIS LIFE IS QUITE THE SAME—ESPECIALLY PENELOPE FEATHERINGTON! THE GIRL WHO WAS ALWAYS SIMPLY THERE IS SUDDENLY THE GIRL HAUNTING HIS DREAMS. WHEN HE DISCOVERS THAT PENELOPE HAS SECRETS OF HER OWN, THIS ELUSIVE BACHELOR MUST DECIDE . . . IS SHE HIS BIGGEST THREAT— OR HIS PROMISE OF A HAPPY ENDING?

GAME OF THRONES

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Full of drama and adventure, rage and lust, mystery and romance, George R.R. Martin’s ‘Game of Thrones: Song of Fire and Ice’ (Book I) is regarded as one of the most intriguing and greatest epic of the modern era. Set in 12, 000BC, the seasons in this epic change after decades and bring with them mystery and death.

GANGSTA GRANNY

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Another hilarious and moving novel from bestselling, critically acclaimed author David Walliams, the natural successor to Roald Dahl.A story of prejudice and acceptance, funny lists and silly words, this new book has all the hallmarks of David’s previous bestsellers.Our hero Ben is bored beyond belief after he is made to stay at his grandma’s house.She’s the boringest grandma ever: all she wants to do is to play Scrabble, and eat cabbage soup. But there are two things Ben doesn’t know about his grandma.”

SHANTARAM

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A NOVEL OF HIGH ADVENTURE, GREAT STORYTELLING AND MORAL PURPOSE, BASED ON AN EXTRAORDINARY TRUE STORY OF EIGHT YEARS IN THE BOMBAY UNDERWORLD. ‘IN THE EARLY 80S, GREGORY DAVID ROBERTS, AN ARMED ROBBER AND HEROIN ADDICT, ESCAPED FROM AN AUSTRALIAN PRISON TO INDIA, WHERE HE LIVED IN A BOMBAY SLUM. THERE, HE ESTABLISHED A FREE HEALTH CLINIC AND ALSO JOINED THE MAFIA, WORKING AS A MONEY LAUNDERER, FORGER AND STREET SOLDIER. HE FOUND TIME TO LEARN HINDI AND MARATHI, FALL IN LOVE, AND SPEND TIME BEING WORKED OVER IN AN INDIAN JAIL

COMPLETE SHORT STORIES-SHERLOCK HOLMES

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A SELECTION OF MOST EXCITING ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES AND DR. WATSON. INDEED, THE STORIES OF HOLMES ADVENTURES ARE A PERENNIAL SOURCE OF INSPIRATION TO LOVERS OF DETECTIVE FICTION. SHERLOCK HOLMES ELEVATED CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION TO A FINE ART. THIS BOOK CONTAINS FIFTY-SIX SHORT STORIES, DEPICTING THE MASTER SLEUTH’S DETECTIVE SKILLS. WRITTEN IN AN INIMITABLE STYLE BY THAT MULTI-FACETED PERSONALITY AND RACONTEUR PAR EXCELLENCE, SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE, THIS CONCISE VOLUME WILL DELIGHT ALL HOLMES LOVERS.

BRIDGERTON: TO SIR PHILLIP, WITH LOVE (BRIDGERTONS BOOK 5)

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SIR PHILLIP KNEW THAT ELOISE BRIDGERTON WAS A SPINSTER, AND SO HE’D PROPOSED, FIGURING THAT SHE’D BE HOMELY AND UNASSUMING, AND MORE THAN A LITTLE DESPERATE FOR AN OFFER OF MARRIAGE. EXCEPT . . . SHE WASN’T. THE BEAUTIFUL WOMAN ON HIS DOORSTEP WAS ANYTHING BUT QUIET, AND WHEN SHE STOPPED TALKING LONG ENOUGH TO CLOSE HER MOUTH, ALL HE WANTED TO DO WAS KISS HER . . . AND MORE.

FIVE POINT SOMEONE – CHETAN BHAGAT

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Five Point Someone: What Not To Do at IIT’ is the debut narrative by renowned author Chetan Bhagat. The plot rotates around 3 friends Hari, Ryan and Alok at IIT. Their companionship is strengthened into close bond during their years at IIT, experiencing extreme hardship to endure through the tough competitions. Three of them have high self-expectations of being at the top in their classes and graduate out of the Institution with flying colours.

THE 3 MISTAKES OF MY LIFE

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The 3 Mistakes of My Life is the third novel written by Chetan Bhagat. The book was published in May 2008 and had an initial print-run of 420,000. The novel follows the story of three friends and is based in the city of Ahmedabad in western India

TALES FROM SHAKESPEARE – PUFFIN CLASSIC

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These tales are the perfect introduction to Shakespeare’s greatest plays. Charles and Mary Lamb vividly bring to life the power of Hamlet and Othello, the fun of As You Like It and the drama of Pericles. They never lose the feel of his beautiful language and humanity and convey all of his wit and wisdom. These tales are classic literature in their own right.

ECLIPSE

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EDWARD’S SOFT VOICE CAME FROM BEHIND ME. I TURNED TO SEE HIM SPRING LIGHTLY UP THE PORCH STEPS, HIS HAIR WINDBLOWN FROM RUNNING. HE PULLED ME INTO HIS ARMS AT ONCE, AND KISSED ME AGAIN. HIS KISS FRIGHTENED ME. THERE WAS TOO MUCH TENSION, TOO STRONG AN EDGE TO THE WAY HIS LIPS CRUSHED MINE – LIKE HE WAS AFRAID WE HAD ONLY SO MUCH TIME LEFT TO US.

ENGLISH PATIENT (MICHAEL ONDDAATJE)

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THE ENGLISH PATIENT: BOOKER PRIZE WINNER 1992 WAS WRITTEN BY POPULAR CANADIAN WRITER, MICHAEL ONDAATJE. THE STORY OF THIS POETIC NOVEL IS SET IN AN ITALIAN VILLA WHERE FOUR DIVERSE AND EMOTIONALLY SCARRED PEOPLE ARE BROUGHT TOGETHER AT THE END OF WORLD WAR II. THESE CHARACTERS INCLUDE A CANADIAN THIEF CALLED CARAVAGGIO WHOSE HANDS ARE DAMAGED, A SIKH BRITISH-ARMY SAPPER, A BADLY BURNT ENGLISHMAN, AND HIS CANADIAN NURSE, HANNAH.

SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON-PUFFIN CLASSICS

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Following a wild and raging storm, the Swiss family Robinson are stranded at sea. But the thundering waves have swept them off to a tropical island, where a new life awaits them. Their ship is laden with supplies and the island is packed with treasures, so they soon adapt and discover new dangers and delights every day . . .

SIX TALES FROM SHAKESPEARE-MACMILLAN

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This collection comprises six short stories adapted from the works of Shakespeare and written in a manner that is easy to read and understand

SWISS FAMILI ROBINSON-LONGMAN

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This classic has been simplified, the vocabulary controlled to a level of approximately 1300 words, and the sentence structures chosen with care for this pre-intermediate stage. The introduction gives information on the author and story, and exercises for comprehension and discussion are included.

FIVE FAMOUS FAIRY TALES-LONGMAN

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A Fairy Tale was once “a story about fairies and other small magical people”, as perhaps your dictionary still tells you. Today we often mean a story for children with some magic in it when we call something a fairy tale. There is certainly magic in each of the stories in this book.

GULLIVER S TRAVELS-LONGMAN

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Gulliver’s Travels is the tale of Lemuel Gulliver as he voyages to the strange lands of Lilliput, Brobdingnag, the kingdom of Laputa and the land of the Houyhnhnms.

JANE EYRE – LONGMAN

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Orphaned at an early age, Jane Eyre leads a lonely life until she finds work as a governess at Thornfield Hall, where she meets the mysterious Mr Rochester and sees a ghostly woman who roams the halls by night.

STORIES FROM SHAKESPEARE-LONGMAN

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The Merchant of Venice, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hamlet and Julius Caesar are the two comedies and two tragedies in this collection. Set in Venice, Athens, Denmark and Rome they tell the stories of Antonio, a merchant and his friends; a night of magic and enchantments in the forest; of ghosts, madness and murder; and finally of power and betrayal.

JANE EYRE – MACMILLAN

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HIS NOVEL was first published in 1847. The author’s name was given as ‘Currer Bell’, and it was only later known to have been written by Miss Charlotte Brontë, one of the five daughters of a clergyman in Yorkshire. Charlotte Brontë had an intense and lively imagination, and in Jane Eyre she has projected much of her own character and experience. Like Jane she was little and plain, and like Jane she went to a charity school and later became a private governess

GREAT EXPECTATIONS – MACMILLAN

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Great Expectations is the story of an orphan Pip, the conflicts in his life, his fortunes and misfortunes, and his journey to adulthood and wisdom. It is believed that the story draws heavily from Dickens own life, especially his childhood. Charles Dickens (18121870) is one of the greatest novelists in English literature. He wrote prolifically and became very famous during his lifetime. Few others can match Dickens intensity in portraying the society and characters he presents in his novels

BRIDGE OF CLAY

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BRIDGE OF CLAY IS ABOUT A BOY CAUGHT IN A CURRENT, A BOY INTENT ON DESTROYING EVERYTHING HE HAS IN ORDER TO BECOME EVERYTHING HE NEEDS TO BE. AHEAD OF HIM LIES THE BRIDGE, THE VISION THAT WILL SAVE BOTH HIS FAMILY AND HIMSELF.

BAD DAD

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Stella Saxby is the sole heir to Saxby Hall. But awful Aunt Alberta and her giant owl will stop at nothing to get it from her. Luckily Stella has a secret – and slightly spooky – weapon up her sleeve…

THE ICE MONSTER

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When Elsie, an orphan on the streets of Victorian London, hears about the mysterious Ice Monster – a woolly mammoth found at the North Pole – she’s determined to discover more… A chance encounter brings Elsie face to face with the creature, and sparks the adventure of a lifetime – from London to the heart of the Arctic! Heroes come in all different shapes and sizes in David Walliams’ biggest and most epic adventure yet!

THE MIDNIGHT GANG

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The Midnight Gang tells an extraordinarily heart-warming and, of course, funny story of five children on a hospital ward – and on a quest for adventure! It is a story of friendship and magic – and of making dreams come true. Readers are set to be utterly spellbound by this heartfelt story that will bring magic to everyone’s Christmas.

AWFUL AUNTIE

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Stella Saxby is the sole heir to Saxby Hall. But awful Aunt Alberta and her giant owl will stop at nothing to get it from her. Luckily Stella has a secret – and slightly spooky – weapon up her sleeve…

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