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Life of Pi


One boy, one boat, one tiger...After the tragic sinking of a cargo ship, a solitary lifeboat remains bobbing on the wild, blue Pacific. The only survivors from the wreck are a sixteen years-old boy named Pi, a hyena, a zebra (with a broken leg), a female orang-utan? And a 450-pound Royal Bengal tiger. The scene is set for one of the most extraordinary and best-loved works of fiction in recent years.
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9,49 € 9,99 €

Simon's Cat in Kitten Chaos


Like all great cartoon creations, from Peanuts to Asterix, from Garfield to Tintin, Simon's Cat has continued to evolve by introducing new characters and developing new storylines. After the runaway success of the orignial book, Simon Tofield returned last year with the further adventures of his feline 'beyond the fence.' Now we welcome a cuddly new addition to the family in the form of Simon's Kitten. It's an adorable new chapter which is sure to delight Simon's millions of fans.
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11,39 € 11,99 €

Ham On Rye


With his fourth novel, legendary barfly Charles Bukowski follows the path of his alter ego Henry Chinaski through the high school years of acne and rejection, drinking his way through the Depression, and ends at the start of World War 2.
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10,44 € 10,99 €

Hollywood


Bukowski's alter ego, Henry Chinaski, returns, revelling in his eternal penchant for booze, women and horse-racing as he makes the precarious journey from poet to screenwriter. Based on Bukowski's experiences when working on the film "Barfly", the absurdity and egotism of the film industry are laid bare in this deadpan, touching and funny glimpse into the endless negotiations and back-stabbings of La-la land. "Hollywood" is an irreverent Roman a clef that serves up the beating heart of Hollywood with razor-sharp humour.
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11,39 € 11,99 €

End Of Mr. Y


When Ariel Manto uncovers a copy of The End of Mr Y in a second-hand bookshop, she can't believe her eyes. She knows enough about its author, the Victorian scientist Thomas Lumas, to know that copies are rare. And, some say, cursed. With Mr Y under her arm, Ariel finds herself thrust into an adventure of love, sex, death and time-travel.
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9,45 € 9,95 €

The Girl Who Married a Lion


How can a girl possibly have married a lion? How can a man have a tree growing out of his head? And how can a woman have children made of wax? The stories in this collection make these questions seem simple, everyday ones - then deftly supplies simple, everyday answers. Surprising and humorous, these beautifully rendered tales demonstrate McCall Smith's renowned storytelling skills.
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8,36 € 8,80 €

Simon's Cat


With over 25 million hits on YouTube in little over a year, Simon's Cat, is a genuine word-of-mouth phenomenon. Fans from all over the world have fallen for this adorable but anarchic feline who will do just about anything to be fed. Simon Tofield's beautiful drawings and warm humour come alive on the page in the first of a series of irresistible humour books.
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11,35 € 11,95 €

Simon's Cat: Beyond the Fence


Simon Tofield returns with a charming follow-up which sees the adorable but incorrigible cat embark on a series of adventures beyond the garden fence. Sharply observed and beautifully drawn, this new book promises to be an even bigger hit than the fi rst.
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15,15 € 15,95 €

The Pacific


Sidney C. Philips, an easygoing Alabama teenager, enlisted along with a buddy. 'Manila John' Basilone was the son of immigrants who found happiness in the rough-and-ready life of a marine. Eugene B. Sledge watched his best friend and his brother go off to
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11,40 € 12,00 €

Our Tragic Universe


If Kelsey Newman's theory about the end of time is true, we are all going to live forever. For Meg - locked in a hopeless relationship and creatively uninspired - this thought fills her with dread. But could there be an important connection to be made between a wild beast living on Dartmoor, a ship in a bottle, the science of time, a knitting pattern for the shape of the universe and the Cottingley fairies? And could a story offer a way through her own personal labyrinth?
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10,44 € 10,99 €

The Vulture


The Vulture was written when Scott-Heron dropped out of his second year at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania in late 1968. Scott-Heron couldnt concentrate on his studies because he had the novel boiling up in his head and needed to get it down on p aper. The book was eventually published in 1970 to critical acclaim. Reading it now, 40 years later, it still packs a heavyweight punch. An intricate and intelligent murder mystery, it is soaked in the world of the black Manhattan ghettos of the time , where opportunities for young black men were scarce and the temptation of escaping the prejudice and dismal lives around them with excessive drink and with drugs was strong. In many respects, the novel is still relevant today much of the action and dialogue reads like a contemporary Tarantino or Spike Lee movie. In other ways, the novel seems dated in that fascinating way old black and white photos are a snapshot of its era. The views about women expressed by the male protagonists are hor ribly un PC in many places, women being seen as sex objects and labelled as sluts when they succumb. But although unfortunate, this is accurate enough those views were held by many then and still are .
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2,84 € 2,99 €

Ham on Rye


Legendary barfly Charles Bukowski's fourth novel, first published in 1982, is probably the most autobiographical and moving of all his books, dealing in particular with his difficult relationship with his father and his early childhood in Los Angeles . HAM ON RYE follows the path of Bukowski's alter-ego Henry Chinaski through the high school years of acne and rejection, and into the beginning of a long and successful career in alcoholism. The novel begins against the backdrop of an America devast ated by the depression and takes the Chinaski legend up to the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
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4,74 € 4,99 €

Life of Pi


A stunning illustrated edition of the multi-million selling Man Booker prize-winner. In October 2005 Canongate launched a competition with The Times to find an artist to illustrate Yann Martel's international bestseller. Soon the competition expanded as the Globe and Mail and The Age newspapers also launched a search in Canada and Australia. From thousands of entries, Croatian artist Tomislav Torjanac was chosen as the illustrator for this new edition of Life of Pi. This large-format edition, co mplete with over 40 illustrations and line drawings, will captivate a whole new audience and is the perfect gift for the millions of readers who already adore life of Pi. "My vision of the illustrated edition of Life of Pi is based on paintings from a first person's perspective -- Pi's perspective. The interpretation of what Pi sees is intermeshed with what he feels and it is shown through use of colours, perspective, symbols, hand gestures, etc." The idea behind this approach is a kind of an ex tension of Mr. Martel's idea as expressed in this quote: "It seemed natural that Mr. Patel's story should be told mostly in the first person -- in his voice and through his eyes. But any inaccuracies or mistakes are mine." Tomislav Torjanac
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13,29 € 13,99 €

Hollywood


A fictional chronicle of Bukowski's experiences writing the screenplay for Barfly. Henry Chinaski has a hollow leg penchant for booze, for women, and for the ponies. On his precarious journey from poet to screenwriter he encounters a host of well-kno wn stars and lays bare the absurdity and egotism of the film industry. Even Sean Penn has remarked, 'The thing about Bukowski is, when you read what he has to say, he's right.'
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4,74 € 4,99 €

The Last Station


Set in the tumultuous last year of Leo Tolstoy's life, The Last Station centres on the battle for his soul waged by his wife and his leading disciple. Torn between his professed doctrine of poverty and chastity on the one hand and the reality of his life of hedonism on the other, Tolstoy makes a dramatic flight from his home. Too ill to continue beyond the tiny station of Astapovo, he believes he is dying alone, while outside over one hundred newspapermen are awaiting hourly reports on his condi tion. Narrated in six different voices, The Last Station is a richly inventive novel that dances bewitchingly between fact and fiction.
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2,37 € 2,49 €

Betrayal


When Eva discovers her husband has been having an affair, her grief and rage drive her into vengeful action. Then she meets Jonas, who for the past two years has been keeping vigil beside his comatose girlfriend. Burdened with his own sinister histor y, he sees a chance to start afresh with Eva...Betrayal is a thrilling chase, full of desperation and murder that reaches deep into the hidden secrets of family life in a remote Swedish town.
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8,54 € 8,99 €