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All I Really Need To Know I Learned in Kindergarten


When asked what he does, Robert Fulghum usually replies that he is a philosopher, and explains that what he likes to do is to think about everyday things and then to express what he thinks by writing, speaking or painting. This is a collection of his favourite observations, written over the years, that reveal simple truths about small lives with big meanings.
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9,98 € 10,50 €

Garfield 38 - Gets Cookin´


The latest collection of Garfield cartoons - published in Ballantine's new oversized, splashy, full-colour format - and featuring special flip animation inside. Garfield is America's most popular comic strip with 220 million readers and syndicated in more than 2,600 newspapers worldwide. Garfield books have sold more than 130 million copies and thirty-three titles have hit the New York Times bestseller list. The official website, www.garfield.com attracts more than one million visitors per month. Since June 19th, 1978, Garfield has delighted millions of fans with his ageless humour. In full-colour and a new larger, oversize design, Garfield Gets Cookin' is the latest publication that is sure to become a fan favourite.
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13,24 € 13,94 €

The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to The Galaxy


At last in paperback in one complete volume, here are the five classic novels from Douglas Adams's beloved Hitchiker series. "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy "Seconds before the Earth is demolished for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is saved by Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised "Guide." Together they stick out their thumbs to the stars and begin a wild journey through time and space. "The Restaurant at the End of the Universe "Facing annihilation at the hands of warmongers is a curious time to crave tea. It could only happen to the cosmically displaced Arthur Dent and his comrades as they hurtle across the galaxy in a desperate search for a place to eat. "Life, the Universe and Everything "The unhappy inhabitants of planet Krikkit are sick of looking at the night sky- so they plan to destroy it. The universe, that is. Now only five individuals can avert Armageddon: mild-mannered Arthur Dent and his stalwart crew. "So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish "Back on Earth, Arthur Dent is ready to believe that the past eight years were all just a figment of his stressed-out imagination. But a gift-wrapped fishbowl with a cryptic inscription conspires to thrust him back to reality. So to speak. "Mostly Harmless "Just when Arthur Dent makes the terrible mistake of starting to enjoy life, all hell breaks loose. Can he save the Earth from total obliteration? Can he save the "Guide" from a hostile alien takeover? Can he save his daughter from herself?
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21,30 € 22,42 €

Three Comrades


THREE COMRADESThe year is 1928. On the outskirts of a large German city, three young men are earning a thin and precarious living. Fully armed young storm troopers swagger in the streets. Restlessness, poverty, and violence are everywhere. For these three, friendship is the only refuge from the chaos around them. Then the youngest of them falls in love, and brings into the group a young woman who will become a comrade as well, as they are all tested in ways they can never have imagined. . . .Written with the same overwhelming simplicity and directness that made All Quiet on the Western Front a classic, Three Comrades portrays the greatness of the human spirit, manifested through characters who must find the inner resources to live in a world they did not make, but must endure.
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37,91 € 39,90 €

Garfield Hits The Big Time


Garfield-Eat, Sleep, and Be Flabby! Garfield, the world's favorite feline, marks the 25th book in his series with this special silver volume, full of side-splitting classic comics! And after all this time, Garfield's earned some extra sleep. But he'll still move a muscle for meals and mayhem! Whether he's hogging Jon's chair or hog-tieing Odie, Garfield shows us how to grow old disgracefully! The GARFIELD CLASSICS series collects the early years of the GARFIELD comic strip in a larger, full-color format. Garfield may have gone through a few changes, but one thing has stayed the same: his enormous appetite for food and fun. So laugh along with the classic cat, because classics are always in style.
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9,45 € 9,95 €

Garfield Gets In A Pickle


TROUBLE ON THE LOOSE! Garfield, the furry desperado, is at large again in this most-wanted new collection of comics. Whether he's getting in a pickle or a jam, when it comes to trouble, the fat cat is always a glutton for punishment!
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9,45 € 9,95 €

Garfield Fat Cat 3Pack 8


America's favourite cat is back with this new edition of three-in-one comic strips. It includes 'Garfield Spills the Beans', 'Garfield Gets His Just Desserts', and 'Garfield Will Eat for Food.'
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11,35 € 11,95 €

Garfield Fat Cat 3Pack


THREE BOOKS IN ONE MEANS THREE TIMES THE FUN! When the owner's away, the cat will play-especially if that cat is Garfield, the portly practitioner of mischief and mayhem. But then again, Garfield gets just as much-or more--satisfaction doing his damage when Jon is around. Mauling a mailman, pummeling a pizza, dissing a dog, giving Jon a "gentle reminder" that it's mealtime...it's all good. Because Garfield is good at being bad! The Garfield Fat Cat 3-Pack series collects the GARFIELD comic-strip compilation books in a new, full-color format. Garfield may have gone through a few changes, but one thing has stayed the same: his enormous appetite for food and fun. So enjoy some supersized laughs with the insatiable cat, because too much fun is never enough!
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11,35 € 11,95 €

GarfieldS Sunday Finest


Sunday Is a Fun Day! "Every Sunday morning, after doing the farm chores, Dad, Mom, Doc (yes, he's real), and I would settle in with the Sunday paper for at least a half hour of chuckling, snorting, and laughing out loud."-Jim Davis" Settle in with thirty-five years of the best Garfield Sunday funnies, handpicked and annotated by celebrated Garfield cartoonist Jim Davis. This special anniversary collection presents the comics in their full glory (complete with title and drop panels), along with an assortment of original sketches and never-before-seen rejected strips. It's Garfield the fat cat in his Sunday finest!
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13,25 € 13,95 €

Garfield Caution: Wide Load


Garfield returns - weighing more than ever! - for his 56th book, a full-color compilation strip book and another must-have for Garfield fans. They are all here - Jon, Odie, Nermal, and, of course, our favourite fat cat, Garfield!
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9,45 € 9,95 €

Garfield Fat Cat 3Pack


THREE BOOKS IN ONE MEANS THREE TIMES THE FUN! Garfield's back . . . and he's better--and often "weirder"--than ever! But then, meathead Jon isn't exactly normal, either: He's a few corn dogs shy of a picnic. Together, they drive each other crazy and their to laughter. Hahahaheeheehee . . . There's never a dull--or rarely a "sane"--moment around the Arbuckle house! The GARFIELD FAT CAT 3-PACK series collects the GARFIELD comic-strip compilation books in a new, full-color format. Garfield may have gone through a few changes, but one thing has stayed the same: his enormous appetite for food and fun. So enjoy some supersized laughs with the insatiable cat, because too much fun is never enough!
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11,35 € 11,95 €

Garfield Sings For His Supper


GARFIELD'S GOT TALENT The famous fat cat with the awesome appetite sings for his supper, dances for his dessert, and acts for his snacks in this all-new collection of hilarious daily and Sunday comics. On with the show!
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9,98 € 10,50 €

Women Who Run with Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype


Within every woman there is a wild and natural creature, a powerful force, filled with good instincts, passionate creativity, and ageless knowing. Her name is Wild Woman, but she is an endangered species. Though the gifts of wildish nature come to us at birth, society's attempt to "civilize" us into rigid roles has plundered this treasure, and muffled the deep, life-giving messages of our own souls. Without Wild Woman, we become over-domesticated, fearful, uncreative, trapped. Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Ph.D., Jungian analyst and cantadora storyteller, shows how woman's vitality can be restored through what she calls "psychic archeological digs" into the bins of the female unconscious. In Women Who Run with the Wolves, Dr. Estes uses multicultural myths, fairy tales, folk tales, and stories chosen from over twenty years of research that help women reconnect with the healthy, instinctual, visionary attributes of the Wild Woman archetype. Dr. Estes collects the bones of many stories, looking for the archetypal motifs that set a woman's inner life into motion. "La Loba" teaches about the transformative function of the psyche. In "Bluebeard," we learn what to do with wounds that will not heal; in "Skeleton Woman," we glimpse the mystical power of relationship and how dead feelings can be revived; "Vasalisa the Wise" brings our lost womanly instincts to the surface again; "The Handless Maiden" recovers the Wild Woman initiation rites; and "The Little Match Girl" warns against the insidious dangers of a life spent in fantasy. In these and other stories, we focus on the many qualities of Wild Woman. We retrieve, examine, love, and understand her, and hold her against our deep psyches as one whois both magic and medicine. In Women Who Run with the Wolves, Dr. Estes has created a new lexicon for describing the female psyche. Fertile and lifegiving, it is a psychology of women in the truest sense, a knowing of the soul.
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6,18 € 6,50 €

One & Only


NO. 1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY POPSUGAR Emily Giffin, the beloved author of such novels as Something Borrowed and Where We Belong, returns with an extraordinary story of love and loyalty—and an unconventional heroine struggling to reconcile both. Thirty-three-year-old Shea Rigsby has spent her entire life in Walker, Texas—a small college town that lives and dies by football, a passion she unabashedly shares. Raised alongside her best friend, Lucy, the daughter of Walker’s legendary head coach, Clive Carr, Shea was too devoted to her hometown team to leave. Instead she stayed in Walker for college, even taking a job in the university athletic department after graduation, where she has remained for more than a decade. But when an unexpected tragedy strikes the tight-knit Walker community, Shea’s comfortable world is upended, and she begins to wonder if the life she’s chosen is really enough for her. As she finally gives up her safety net to set out on an unexpected path, Shea discovers unsettling truths about the people and things she has always trusted most—and is forced to confront her deepest desires, fears, and secrets. Thoughtful, funny, and brilliantly observed, The One & Only is a luminous novel about finding your passion, following your heart, and, most of all, believing in something bigger than yourself . . . the one and only thing that truly makes life worth living. Praise for The One & Only “A page turner.”—Southern Living “The One & Only is one to read.”—Associated Press “Giffin scores again by bringing her discerning understanding of matters of the heart.”—Family Circle “A poignant story about growing up and growing into your own skin.”—BookPage “Touching.”—New York Daily News “Deep, beautifully written . . . [Emily Giffin’s] latest focuses on a forbidden love of sorts, but in a new setting: a fictional small college town in Texas.”—Marie Claire “Each and every page of this story is entertaining. . . . Giffin is a talented writer who always comes up with a plot that is just a bit different than anything others are writing about. . . . Find a shady spot; get a cool drink, and just luxuriate in the joy of a book well written.”—The Huffington Post “Brace yourself for a tearjerker: A tale of friendship and loyalty in a small, football-crazed Texas town shows how quickly things can change when tragedy challenges all that the characters hold dear . . . [A] page-turner.”—InStyle “[Giffin’s] protagonists . . . live full, interesting lives outside the purely personal realm—no more so than Shea Rigsby, the funny, flawed, but sympathetic central character in the The One & Only.”—The Atlanta Journal-Constitution “In bestseller Giffin’s much-anticipated latest, a young woman’s life is upended when tragedy strikes the football-obsessed Texas town she’s always called home.”—People “To fill your Friday Night Lights void: A tale of die-hard love in a diehard Texas football town from the bestselling author of Something Borrowed.”—Cosmopolitan
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6,18 € 6,50 €

Circling The Sun


NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Paula McLain is considered the new star of historical fiction, and for good reason. Fans of The Paris Wife will be captivated by Circling the Sun, which . . . is both beautifully written and utterly engrossing.”—Ann Patchett, Country Living Paula McLain, author of the phenomenal bestseller The Paris Wife, now returns with her keenly anticipated new novel, transporting readers to colonial Kenya in the 1920s. Circling the Sun brings to life a fearless and captivating woman—Beryl Markham, a record-setting aviator caught up in a passionate love triangle with safari hunter Denys Finch Hatton and Karen Blixen, who as Isak Dinesen wrote the classic memoir Out of Africa. Brought to Kenya from England as a child and then abandoned by her mother, Beryl is raised by both her father and the native Kipsigis tribe who share his estate. Her unconventional upbringing transforms Beryl into a bold young woman with a fierce love of all things wild and an inherent understanding of nature’s delicate balance. But even the wild child must grow up, and when everything Beryl knows and trusts dissolves, she is catapulted into a string of disastrous relationships. Beryl forges her own path as a horse trainer, and her uncommon style attracts the eye of the Happy Valley set, a decadent, bohemian community of European expats who also live and love by their own set of rules. But it’s the ruggedly charismatic Denys Finch Hatton who ultimately helps Beryl navigate the uncharted territory of her own heart. The intensity of their love reveals Beryl’s truest self and her fate: to fly. Set against the majestic landscape of early-twentieth-century Africa, McLain’s powerful tale reveals the extraordinary adventures of a woman before her time, the exhilaration of freedom and its cost, and the tenacity of the human spirit. Praise for Circling the Sun “Paula McLain cements herself as the writer of historical fictional memoir with Circling the Sun, giving vivid voice to Beryl Markham, a singular, extraordinary woman. In McLain’s confident hands, Markham crackles to life.”—Jodi Picoult, author of Leaving Time “Enchanting . . . A worthy heir to Dinesen, McLain will keep you from eating, sleeping, or checking your e-mail—though you might put these pages down just long enough to order airplane tickets to Nairobi. . . . Like Africa as it’s so gorgeously depicted here, this novel will never let you go.”—The Boston Globe “Richly textured . . . McLain has created a voice that is lush and intricate to evoke a character who is enviably brave and independent.”—NPR “McLain succeeds in bringing the past to life, and by the last pages, readers will hate to say goodbye to such an irresistible narrator.”—Miami Herald “Markham is a novelist’s dream. . . . McLain riffs on the facts, creating a wonderful portrait of a complex woman who lived—defiantly—on her own terms.”—People (book of the week) “Paula McLain has such a gift for bringing characters to life. I loved discovering the singular Beryl Markham, a rebel in her own time, and a heroine for ours.”—Jojo Moyes, author of Me Before You “McLain’s eloquent evocation of Beryl’s daring life reminds us that independent women have always been among us, moving at their own speed.”—O: The Oprah Magazine From the Hardcover edition.
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15,68 € 16,50 €

Ever After


"NEW YORK TIMES "BESTSELLER Jude Deveraux s eagerly awaited third novel in her blockbuster Nantucket Brides trilogy continues the spellbinding saga of the Montgomery-Taggerts, set on an island steeped in beauty and unforgettable romance. Life is anything but perfect for Hallie Hartley, a young physical therapist who has given up nearly everything even her love life for her beautiful blonde stepsister, Shelly. Though Shelly s acting career has never taken off, she has certainly perfected the crocodile tears to get what she wants which all too often means Hallie s boyfriends. When Hallie arrives home early from work one fateful day, she makes two startling discoveries that will turn her life upside down: Not only has a mysterious relative left Hallie a house on Nantucket, but Shelly has been trying to steal it. Desperate to put her troubles behind her, Hallie impulsively flies to Nantucket. New trouble, however, has already settled into Hallie s guest room in the form of her newest client. Hallie is told that wealthy, young James Taggert has injured his leg in a skiing accident. Assuming that the devastatingly handsome man has led a charmed life, Hallie is surprised by Jamie at every turn throughout his recovery. His attentions draw her out of her shell but he has a dark secret, and is tormented by nightmares that only her presence can keep at bay. She suspects there s more to his injury than he s letting on. On this gorgeous island rich in history, magic is everywhere, even in Hallie s own backyard. As Jamie s relatives arrive for a wedding gala, something wonderfully unusual is in the air. There s an aura of romance enhanced by a pair of matchmaking ghosts and a colorful island legend. In their own little corner of the world, Jamie and Hallie unravel the timeless secrets of their own hearts, and a very special story of True Love destined to last forever after. Praise for "Ever After" "" Wondrous . . . a lovely tale of love, healing and hope. " Fresh Fiction" A sweet, idyllic love story . . . a romance in the most classic sense. " RT Book Reviews" "" Filled with family, friends, ghosts and the magic love, "Ever After" is sure to please longtime fans of Deveraux, as well as new readers. "BookPage" "" [A] sexy, lighthearted romp. " Kirkus Reviews" "" Thoroughly enjoyable. " Publishers Weekly "(starred review) Praise for Jude Deveraux "" A new Jude Deveraux novel means a very late night turning the pages straight through to the delicious end. Susan Elizabeth Phillips "True Love" "True Love, "with its star-crossed lovers and twisty plot, evokes everything that makes Nantucket so special the history, the atmosphere, the secrets, and the magic. Susan Wiggs Destined to be an instant romance classic . . . will haunt you long after you read it. "Pittsburgh Post-Gazette" "For All Time" Deveraux takes us to a place where dreams are made. . . . Apage-turning time-travel romance that captures your imagination from the start and keeps hold till the very last page. " Fresh Fiction " A beautifully written story with a refreshing old-romance feel . . . Fans of Deveraux will be delighted. " RT Book Reviews""
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22,33 € 23,50 €