Книжный вор = The Book Thief
Книжный вор = The Book Thief
Читателям предлагаются неадаптированный оригинальный текст и классический перевод знаменитого романа Маркуса Зусака «Книжный вор». Это история о жизни и смерти. О силе слова и цене молчания. О событиях исторического масштаба – и о том, как один человек меняет мир. Роман завораживает и ярким сюжетом, и манерой повествования, и неожиданным выбором рассказчика. Пронзительные трагические ноты переплетаются в нем с пьянящим ощущением полноты жизни, какое бывает только в детстве. Также в марте в серии выйдут книги Клайва С. Льюиса «Лев, Колдунья и платяной шкаф. Волшебная повесть из эпопеи «Хроники Нарнии» = The Chronicles of Narnia. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe» и «Принц Каспиан. Волшебная повесть из эпопеи «Хроники Нарнии» = The Chronicles of Narnia. Prince Caspian».
Once in a Lifetime
Once in a Lifetime
After a wrenching loss, Ben McDaniel tried to escape his grief by working in dangerous, war-torn places like Africa and the Middle East. Now he's back in his hometown and face-to-face with Aubrey Wellington, the hot-as-hell woman who is trouble with a capital T. Family and friends insist she's not the one to ease his pain, but Aubrey sparks an intense desire that gives Ben hope for the future. Determined to right the wrongs of her past, Aubrey is working hard to make amends. But by far, the toughest challenge to her plan is sexy, brooding Ben - even though he has absolutely no idea what she's done . . . Can this unlikely couple defy the odds and win over the little town of Lucky Harbor?
What a Girl Wants
What a Girl Wants
A summer bestseller from the immensely popular Lindsey Kelk Being arrested in your own bedroom is never a good start to the day. Tess Brookes really needs to sort out her back-stabbing flatmate - and her life. Should she gamble all on the new photography job she's landed, or snap up the offer from long-time crush and best friend Charlie to start up on their own - in more ways than one? There's just one small thing she hasn't mentioned. Or rather, one tall thing. He's handsome, infuriating and called Nick... For the first time, Tess has to choose between the life she always dreamed of and a future she never imagined possible. From London to Milan, with high fashion and low behaviour thrown in, she's going to have to make up her mind what a girl really wants...
Die Frau meines Lebens
Die Frau meines Lebens
Eines Mittags sitzt im Pariser Lieblingscafe des passionierten Buchhandlers Antoine wie vom Himmel gefallen die Frau seines Lebens. Beim Hinausgehen wirft die schone Unbekannte ihm ein Kartchen mit einer Telefonnummer zu, die aber nicht mehr vollstandig ist. Antoine hat nun zehn verschiedene Moglichkeiten und nur vierundzwanzig Stunden Zeit, um die Frau seines Lebens wiederzufinden... Ein feder-leichter und lebenskluger Roman uber den wunderbaren Wahn der Liebe.
Das Lacheln der Frauen
Das Lacheln der Frauen
Die Restaurantbesitzerin Aurelie hat Liebes-kummer: Von einem Tag auf den anderen wurde sie von ihrem Freund verlassen. Unglucklich streift sie durch Paris und stosst in einer Buchhandlung auf einen Roman, der gleich in den ersten Satzen nicht nur ihr Lokal, sondern auch sie selbst beschreibt. Naturlich mochte Aurelie den Autor kennenlernen, doch der ist leider sehr menschenscheu, erzahlt der Lektor des franzosischen Verlags. Aber Aurelie gibt nicht auf...
What Happened to Goodbye
What Happened to Goodbye
Mclean never lets herself get too attached . . . After the scandal of her mother?s affair, Mclean and her dad chose life on the road. But since losing her family and home, Mclean has lost herself too; she?s been Eliza, then Lizbet, then Beth - changing her name as often as she changes towns. Until now. Her new neighbour, Dave, is like no one she?s met before. Is it finally time to stop reinventing? Or will Mclean turn her back on the new life she loves, without even saying goodbye?
That Summer
That Summer
Young Adult.
The Chocolate Money
The Chocolate Money
It's the end of the seventies, and ten-year-old Bettina Ballentyne is heiress to one of America's biggest fortunes. But Bettina's whole life is ruled by her beautiful, hedonistic mother - the glamorous but volatile Babs. At fifteen, Bettina escapes to New England and boarding school, desperate to become her own person and fit in to her preppy new world. Yet despite being freed from her mother's control, soon she's making choices which show that Babs's maternal shadow still looms long over her. Can Bettina break free to forge her own identity - or is she simply doomed to be her mother's daughter forever? Brilliantly characterized and compulsively readable, this is a dark, funny and poignant debut, with twists and turns which will have you gripped to the very last page.
Along for the Ride
Along for the Ride
Auden has always felt like the odd one out. Since her parents` divorce she`s shied away, studying lots and staying out of the party scene. But now Auden`s realised there must be something more and, just like that, she changes everything. Moving to her dad`s house opens up a whole new world of beach parties, food fights - and simply having fun. As she gets to know herself - and a secretive boy with dark, brooding eyes - can Auden begin to let go and finally feel like she truly belongs?
Fifty Shades Darker
Fifty Shades Darker
Romantic, liberating and totally addictive, the "Fifty Shades" trilogy will obsess you, possess you, and stay with you forever. Daunted by the dark secrets of the tormented young entrepreneur Christian Grey, Ana Steele has broken off their relationship to start a new career with a US publishing house. But desire for Grey still dominates her every waking thought, and when he proposes a new arrangement, she cannot resist. Soon she is learning more about the harrowing past of her damaged, driven and demanding Fifty Shades than she ever thought possible. But while Grey wrestles with his inner demons, Ana must make the most important decision of her life. And it's a decision she can only make on her own...
Confessions: A Secret Diary
Confessions: A Secret Diary
Shelley is married to her job. Which is just as well, as she hasn't had sex for over a year. But when her editor decides a re-vamp of the magazine is needed, Shelley is forced to go undercover - as a sex addict. Attending therapy sessions, Shelley hears the intimate confessions of a whole host of extraordinary characters. Including Cian, a pop band pin-up who is enjoying all the trappings of fame. Can Shelley keep her secret as well as writing the story of the year? And most importantly can she keep her cool and chastity - intact? And does she really want to? Follow Shelley as her passions awaken in this erotic journey perfect for fans of "Fifty Shades of Grey".
Exit Music: The Radiohead Story
Exit Music: The Radiohead Story
Radiohead don't play by the rules of rock stardom. When conventional wisdom urges a turn to the right, Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, Ed O'Brien, Colin Greenwood and Phil Selway unfailingly turn left. Despite - or perhaps because of this, they have become one of the world's most famous bands. But their journey to fame over more than a decade has been fraught with tension. As the quintet continue to search for sounds that haven't been heard before, each new album and tour is a potential crisis point, threatening to split the band apart. Through it all, these consummate outsiders have revealed little about themselves. But "Exit Music: The Radiohead Story" uncovers the details behind the songs. In this new, updated and revised edition, author Mac Randall follows the band from their beginnings in suburban Oxford through the success of "Creep and OK Computer" to the traumatic recording sessions that spawned "Kid A", "Amnesiac", "Hail to the Thief", on to the award-winning "In Rainbows and beyond".
PJ Harvey: Siren Rising
PJ Harvey: Siren Rising
Polly Jean Harvey has won worldwide recognition for her raw, b while remaining one of rock's most enigmatic and private figures. Starting out as P J Harvey, the first female artist to win the prestigious Mercury Music Prize has spent more than a decade creating a series of scorching albums and collaborating with musicians including Nick Cave, Radio Tricky, Marianne Faithfull and Queens Of The Stone Age. This groundbreaking biography traces Harvey's personal and artistic development from her childhood in a small Dorset village, through her recordings with Too Pure and Island, right up to her headlining World Tour of 2004.
Smile: The Story of Lily Allen
Smile: The Story of Lily Allen
Winning awards, losing love, longing for stability and affection, being pitted against Amy Winehouse by the press - Lily's meteoric rise to fame has been peppered with extreme highs and lows, no lower than when she tragically suffered a miscarriage in 2008. A story that was, like every step of Lily's life, pored over by the press. Unlike many more demure pop princesses, Lily smokes, drinks, eats - yes, eats - and has a damn good time doing it, all the while keeping the tabloids on their toes. From her debut album "Alright, Still" to sophomore release "It's Not Me, It's You", Lily has been singing sweetly about all of it from bad sex, naughty boys, beating depression, joint-smoking brothers, cocaine to her gran, her insecurities and her home town.
Beyonce Crazy in Love: The Beyonce Knowles Biography
Beyonce Crazy in Love: The Beyonce Knowles Biography
Beyonce Knowles first rose to fame as lead singer of Destiny's Child, one of the most successful girl groups of all time. Since striking out on her own as a solo artist in 2003, with her multi-platinum debut album Dangerously in Love, Knowles' career has gone from strength to strength. This biography tells the full story of a fantastically talented artist, detailing the ups and downs of her early career with Destiny's Child, the group's success and disbandment, her move into the solo spotlight and the commercial and critical acclaim that has followed. The book also examines key events in Beyonce's personal life - including her marriage to hip-hop entrepreneur Jay-Z.
Let's Get It Started: The Rise and Rise of the Black Eyed Peas
Let's Get It Started: The Rise and Rise of the Black Eyed Peas
Here is the full story of the incredible success of the Black Eyed Peas. This book chronicles the band's history from the backstreets of Los Angeles in the mid-1980s to the formation of the Black Eyed Peas and a record deal in the mid-1990s to the band's stratospheric rise following their landmark album Elephunk. The author details how the group has remained true to its hip-hop roots, worked with Oprah Winfrey and been credited by Al Gore as helping Barack Obama win the US Presidency. Features fascinating analysis of the Black Eyed Peas' global domination of the mainstream music market and the band's ability to communicate with an audience fascinated by CGI, video games and social networking.
Destined to Play
Destined to Play
When 37-year-old psychologist, Dr Alexandra Blake, leaves her comfortable suburban existence to give a series of lectures, she meets up with Dr Jeremy Quinn, the man who opened her eyes and body to the world in ways she never thought possible. After a few-glasses of champagne in his luxurious hotel penthouse, he presents her with an extraordinary proposition. Alexandra knows that they would never promise each other something they can't commit to and that he will challenge her every inhibition. But she soon finds herself seduced into a level of surrender - and danger - she could never have imagined.
Destined to Fly
Destined to Fly
Alexandra has returned to the world after her captivity and is left feeling a heady mix of emotions. Strangely empowered, her euphoria becomes tainted by fear, forcing her to acknowledge how the decisions of her past will now determine her future. Alexandra understands it is she alone who holds the key to the answers so desperately sought by both her lover. Jeremy Quinn, and her captors. In order to unlock the secrets within her, she embarks upon a quest to explore the long-forgotten sexual and spiritual nature of her ancestry and despite believing that she has experienced everything possible in her erotic adventures, she discovers that there is still so much more to learn. At last she will discover what freedom truly means and finally understand the real purpose of the role she was always destined to play.
The Dirty Girls Book Club
The Dirty Girls Book Club
Georgia Malone joined a book club to expand her literary horizons. But when they swap serious classics for steamy fiction, she discovers just how much fun reading can be... When Georgia loses her husband at the age of twenty-five, her world falls apart. Three years on, and she has thrown herself completely into her job, leaving no time for love. But this suits her just fine - she'd prefer to read about fictional romances than face the real thing. But when she discovers that her new client is gorgeous sportsman of the moment, Woody Hanrahan, Georgia finds that her long-buried libido is awakened. Woody is charming and cocky - the sort of man Georgia usually avoids. But while her head is telling her to stay away, her body wants something else. And as her book club explores the tantalizing extremes of fiction, Georgia is exploring the limits of pleasure and beyond. Woody is hers to command in a hundred deliciously wicked ways, but when it comes to writing her own happy ending, this girl doesn't just need his body - she wants his heart.
The Bride Stripped Bare
The Bride Stripped Bare
A woman disappears, leaving behind an incendiary diary chronicling a journey of sexual awakening. To all who knew her, she was the good wife: happy, devoted, content. But the diary reveals a secret self, one who's discovered that her new marriage contains mysteries of its own. She has discovered a forgotten Elizabethan manuscript that dares to speak of what women truly desire, and inspired by its revelations, she tastes for the first time the intoxicating power of knowing what she wants and how to get it. The question is: How long can she sustain a perilous double life?
With My Body
With My Body
For fans of "Fifty Shades of Grey"; the author of sensational bestseller "The Bride Stripped Bare" returns with a powerful tale of marriage and desire. '"There's something incredibly erotic about a woman" - his voice drops into breath, he can barely say it - "bound. Hidden," he continues. "Wrapped. Think of Heloise and Abelard. Unwrapping themselves, all their clothes, their known lives - for each other, no one else. The cheongsam...will you wear it? For me?" You nod your obeyance..." You remember a man whose only pleasure was in giving. You escape from the drudgery of married life in memories of that first affair, with a man who thrilled with your desire. Who asked you to try everything in a quest to find the extremes of your love. The story of an education in love with the most compelling hero since Christian Grey; discover passion reawakened in "With My Body"...
The Armada Legacy
The Armada Legacy
A sunken secret. A missing woman. A race against time. Former SAS major Ben Hope is relaxing at his home in Normandy when he hears the worst news of his life. His ex-girlfriend Dr Brooke Marcel has been kidnapped. Racing against the clock, Ben's frantic search for Brooke leads him from Ireland to the Spanish mountains and the rainforests of Peru. What is the mysterious link between the kidnapping, the salvage of a sunken 16th-century Spanish warship and the secret activities of its wealthy discoverer? As the trail of wreckage and mayhem intensifies, Ben soon uncovers a web of intrigue, corruption and brutal murder. But will he be too late to find Brooke alive?
Reflected in You
Reflected in You
Gideon Cross. As beautiful and flawless on the outside as he was damaged and tormented on the inside. He was a bright, scorching flame that singed me with the darkest of pleasures. I couldn't stay away. I didn't want to. He was my addiction... my every desire... mine. My past was as violent as his, and I was just as broken. We'd never work. It was too hard, too painful... except when it was perfect. Those moments when the driving hunger and desperate love were the most exquisite insanity. We were bound by our need. And our passion would take us beyond our limits to the sweetest, sharpest edge of obsession...
Bared to You
Bared to You
"If I were to recommend any book today to readers who enjoyed 50 Shades...this would be the first one I would offer....scorching love scenes."--Dear Author THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Gideon Cross came into my life like lightning in the darkness... He was beautiful and brilliant, jagged and white-hot. I was drawn to him as I'd never been to anything or anyone in my life. I craved his touch like a drug, even knowing it would weaken me. I was flawed and damaged, and he opened those cracks in me so easily... Gideon knew. He had demons of his own. And we would become the mirrors that reflected each other's most private worlds...and desires. The bonds of his love transformed me, even as I prayed that the torment of our pasts didn't tear us apart...
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are. Beginning with a dilemma about whether he spends more money on reading or smoking, George Orwell's entertaining and uncompromising essays go on to explore everything from the perils of second-hand bookshops to the dubious profession of being a critic, from freedom of the press to what patriotism really means.
In Praise of Older Women
In Praise of Older Women
"I am not an expert on sex, but I was a good student of the women I loved, and I'll try to recall those happy and unhappy experiences which, I believe, made a man out of me," writes the narrator of this novel. Originally published by the author himself in 1965, "In Praise of Older Women" became an international bestseller and renowned classic, and its title is now part of the language.
Taken
Taken
Abduction. He steals her away to a deserted island, to the one place she's dreamed of being-the one place she can't go. He's used to buying whatever he wants, but he can't buy her. Seduction. How can she resist the magnetism of his body, the longing ache deep inside her? She wants him to take her-on her terms. Desperation. Every attempt he makes to love her only hurts her. How can they go on like this? This is the story of how she was... Taken.
Confessions of a Working Girl
Confessions of a Working Girl
Miss S is smart, sassy, sexually frustrated and broke. With the rent money due, she spots an ad for a student job with a difference — in the massage parlour at the bottom of her road. Suddenly she can earn money doing something she is good at and get all the sex she needs. Offered a job on the spot by Mrs. B, an ex-working girl herself, quickly gets to grips with the rest of the girls. They include: Bella, the house "Domme"; Carry, the resident shrink; Tina, the house snitch; and Suzie, the amateur porn star. That's not to mention the cast of clients: Mr. Suck It Bitch, Mr. Gay, Mr. Pacemaker, Mr. Councillor and Mr. Willy Whacker... Confessions of a Working Girl is the true, intimate diary of extraordinary first year in a brothel and reveals exactly what a Gemini half hour really involves...
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