In just a decade and half Jack Ma, a man who rose from humble beginnings and started his career as an English teacher, founded and built Alibaba into the second largest Internet company in the world. The company’s $25 billion IPO in 2014 was the world’s largest, valuing the company more than Facebook or Coca Cola. Alibaba today runs the e-commerce services that hundreds of millions of Chinese consumers depend on every day, providing employment and income for tens of millions more. A Rockefeller of his age, Jack has become an icon for the country’s booming private sector and as the face of the new, consumerist China is courted by heads of state and CEOs from around the world.
The sack wasn’t just drifting gently along like everything else, it was turning of its own accord. There was definitely something inside it, struggling against the side of the plastic bag kicking at it, squeaking and squealing in terror. He had no idea what it might be, only that it was alive and in danger of drowning. When Patrick saves a litter of greyhound puppies from the canal, he can’t bear to hand them all over to the RSPCA.
THE SEVEN CHRONICLES OF NARNIA ARE BROUGHT TOGETHER IN THIS BEAUTIFULLY PRESENTED SLIPCASE. THE BOOKS AND THE SLIPCASE FEATURE STUNNING FANTASY ARTWORK BY CLIFF NIELSEN. THE NARNIA CHRONICLES REMAIN ONE OF THE MOST ENDURINGLY POPULAR SERIES EVER. THE ENCHANTING WORLD OF NARNIA IS PRESENTED WITH A STUNNING SERIES OF SPECIALLY COMMISSIONED FANTASY COVERS, ALL BROUGHT TOGETHER IN AN EYE-CATCHING SLIPCASE WHICH TIES IN WITH THE RELEASE OF THE DECEMBER 2010 MOTION PICTURE, THE VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER.
ELEVEN MINUTES’ IS THE MASTERPIECE OF BRAZILIAN BESTSELLING AUTHOR PAULO COELHO. THIS NOVEL IS BASED ON A FICTIONAL ACCOUNT OF A WOMAN NAMED MARIA WHO LIVES IN RIO, BUT MOVES TO GENEVA. SHE IS POOR AND HAS TO DO MENIAL JOBS TO SURVIVE IN GENEVA. FATE LED HER TO BE A PROSTITUTE. SHE HAS ACCEPTED HER LIFE IN THIS WAY AND KEEPS ON GOING WITH IT DISPLAYING GREAT STRENGTH. IT IS DURING ONE OF HER WALKS DOWN A STREET THAT SHE FEELS A SEXUAL AWAKENING INSIDE HER. THE QUEST FOR PHYSICAL PLEASURE LEADS HER INTO SOME INTERESTING SITUATIONS, WHERE SHE TRIES TO FIND HER OWN BODY AND DESIRES. WHILE SHE IS LIVING A LIFE OF A PROSTITUTE, TRYING TO UNDERSTAND HERSELF SEXUALLY,
Bertie rescues an orphaned white lion cub from the African wild. They are inseparable until Bertie is sent to boarding school far away in England and the lion is sold to a circus. Bertie swears that one day they will see one another again, but it is the butterfly lion which ensures that their friendship will never be forgotten.