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Stories of English

Autor: David Crystal

publisher: Penguin Books (UK)

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When and why did 'thou' disappear from Standard English? Would a Victorian Cockney have said 'observation' or 'hobservation'? Was Jane Austen making a mistake when she wrote 'Jenny and James are walked to Charmonth this afternoon'? This superbly well-informed - and also wonderfully entertaining - history of the English language answers all these questions, showing how the many strands of English

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Book of Longing

Autor: Leonard Cohen

publisher: Penguin Books (UK)

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"Book of Longing" is Leonard Cohen's first book of new poetry since "Book of Mercy" was published two decades ago. It collects Cohen's poetry written between the 1980s and the present, and also includes his wonderfully witty and sensuous illustrations, including numerous playful self-portraits. The illustrations interact with, and complement, the poetry in unexpected and fascinating ways. "Book

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Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914

Autor: Christopher Clark

publisher: Penguin Books (UK)

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The pacy, sensitive and formidably argued history of the causes of the First World War, from acclaimed historian and author Christopher Clark. Sunday Times And Independent Books Of The Year 2012. The moments that it took Gavrilo Princip to step forward to the stalled car and shoot dead Franz Ferdinand and his wife were perhaps the most fateful of the modern era. An act of terrorism of staggering

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Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking

Autor: Susan Cain

publisher: Penguin Books (UK)

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"Quiet" by Susan Cain will change how you think about introverts forever. A "Sunday Times" and "New York Times" Bestseller. Our lives are driven by a fact that most of us can't name and don't understand. It defines who our friends and lovers are, which careers we choose, and whether we blush when we're embarrassed. That fact is whether we're an introvert or an extrovert. The introvert/extrovert

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Freakonomics (revised)

Autor: Kolektiv autorů - Levitt,Dubner

publisher: Penguin Books (UK)

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Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets

Autor: Nassim Nichol Taleb

publisher: Penguin Books (UK)

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Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything

Autor: Joshua Foer

publisher: Penguin Books (UK)

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Can anyone get a perfect memory? Joshua Foer used to be like most of us, forgetting phone numbers and mislaying keys. Then he learnt the art of memory training, and a year later found himself in the finals of the US Memory Championship. He also discovered a truth we often forget: that, even in an age of technology, memory is the key to everything we are. In "Moonwalking with Einstein" he takes us

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Chanel: An Intimate Life

Autor: Lisa Chaney

publisher: Penguin Books (UK)

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Using newly discovered documents, Lisa Chaney's controversial biography of Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel places the designer in her proper context, highlighting her far-reaching connections with modernism and its artists. Coco Chanel was many things to many people. Raised in emotional and financial poverty, she became one of the defining figures of the twentieth century. She was mistress to

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Antifragile: How to Live in a World We Don't Understand

Autor: Nassim Nichol Taleb

publisher: Penguin Books (UK)

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Mother Tongue: The Story of the English Language

Autor: Bill Bryson

publisher: Penguin Books (UK)

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'More than 300 million people in the world speak English and the rest, it sometimes seems, try to...' Only Bill Bryson could make a book about the English language so entertaining. With his boundless enthusiasm and restless eye for the absurd, this is his astonishing tour of English. From its mongrel origins to its status as the world's most-spoken tongue; its apparent simplicity to its deceptive

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Cowards [Zbabělci]

Autor: Josef Škvorecký

publisher: Penguin Books (UK)

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"The Cowards (1958)" is Josef Skvorecky's blackly comic tale of post-war politics that was immediately banned on publication. In 1945, in Kostelec, Danny is playing saxophone for the best jazz band in Czechoslovakia. Their trumpeter has just got out of a concentration camp, their bass player is only allowed in the band since he owns the bass, and the love of Danny's life is in love with somebody

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Lolita (angl.)

Autor: Vladimir Nabokov

publisher: Penguin Books (UK)

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Humbert Humbert is a middle-aged, fastidious college professor. He also likes little girls. And none more so than Lolita, who he'll do anything to possess. Is he in love or insane? A silver-tongued poet or a pervert? A tortured soul or a monster? Or is he all of these?

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Confederacy of Dunces

Autor: John Kennedy Toole

publisher: Penguin Books (UK)

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The ordinary folk of New Orleans seem to think he is unhinged as well. Ignatius ignores them as he heaves his vast bulk through the city's fleshpots in a noble crusade against vice, modernity and ignorance. But his momma has a nasty surprise in store for him. Ignatius must get a job. Undaunted, he uses his new-found employment to further his mission - and now he has a pirate costume and a hot-dog

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Dharma Bums

Autor: Jack Kerouac

publisher: Penguin Books (UK)

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"The Dharma Bums" appeared just one year after the author's explosive "On The Road" had put the Beat Generation on the literary map and Kerouac on the best-seller list. The same expansiveness, humour and contagious zest for life that sparked the earlier novels sparks this one too, but through a more cohesive story. The books follow two young men engaged in a passionate search for dharma or truth.

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Grapes of Wrath

Autor: John Steinbeck

publisher: Penguin Books (UK)

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Shocking and controversial when it was first published in 1939, Steinbeck's Pulitzer prize-winning epic remains his undisputed masterpiece. Set against the background of dust bowl Oklahoma and Californian migrant life, it tells of the Joad family, who, like thousands of others, are forced to travel West in search of the promised land. Their story is one of false hopes, thwarted desires and broken

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How I Came to Know Fish

Autor: Ota Pavel

publisher: Penguin Books (UK)

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"How I Came to Know Fish (1974)" is Ota Pavel's magical memoir of his childhood in Czechoslovakia. Fishing with his father and his Uncle Prosek - the two finest fishermen in the world - he takes a peaceful pleasure from the rivers and ponds of his country. But when the Nazis invade, his father and two older brothers are sent to concentration camps and Pavel must steal their confiscated fish back

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Beautiful Redemption (Beautiful Creatures #4)

Autor: Kolektiv autorů - Garcia,Stohl

publisher: Penguin Books (UK)

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"Beautiful Redemption" is the much-anticipated finale of the spellbinding love story that began with "Beautiful Creatures" - a romance that is bound to capture the hearts of "Twilight" fans everywhere. One night in the rain, Ethan Wate opened his eyes and fell in love with Lena Duchannes. His life would never be the same. Ethan always dreamed of leaving the stifling Southern town of Gatlin. But

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Cabin Fever (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #6)

Autor: Jeff Kinney

publisher: Penguin Books (UK)

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The hilarious, award-winning and global bestseller "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever" is now in paperback! The sixth instalment in the "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" series - it's perfect for readers of 8+ and also reluctant readers. And you can also discover Greg on the big screen in any one of the three "Wimpy Kid Movie" box office smashes. Greg Heffley is in big trouble. School property has

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The Signal and the Noise: The Art and Science of Prediction

Autor: Nate Silver

publisher: Penguin Books (UK)

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Every time we choose a route to work, decide whether to go on a second date, or set aside money for a rainy day, we are making a prediction about the future. Yet from the financial crisis to ecological disasters, we routinely fail to foresee hugely significant events, often at great cost to society. In "The Signal and the Noise", the "New York Times" political forecaster Nate Silver, who

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Assassin's Creed: Secret Crusa

Autor: Oliver Bowden

publisher: Penguin Books (UK)

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Niccolo Polo, father of Marco, will finally reveal the story he has kept secret all his life - the story of Altair, one of the brotherhood's most extraordinary Assassins. Altair embarks on a formidable mission - one that takes him throughout the Holy Land and shows him the true meaning of the Assassin's Creed. To demonstrate his commitment, Altair must defeat nine deadly enemies, including

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My Uncle Oswald

Autor: Roald Dahl

publisher: Penguin Books (UK)

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Meet Oswald Hendryks Cornelius, Roald Dahl's most extraordinary adult creation ...Aside from being thoroughly debauched, strikingly attractive and astonishingly wealthy, Uncle Oswald was the greatest bounder, bon vivant and fornicator of all time. In this instalment of his scorchingly frank memoirs, he tells of his early career and erotic education at the hands of a number of enthusiastic

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Blood Spilt

Autor: Asa Larsson

publisher: Penguin Books (UK)

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Before Stieg Larsson, there was Asa Larsson ...the follow up to "The Savage Altar", "The Blood Spilt" is a truly absorbing, atmospheric and fast-paced thriller featuring lawyer Rebecka Martinsson, a fantastic character in the mould of "The Silence of the Lambs"' Clarice Starling. It is midsummer in Sweden - when the light lingers through dawn and the long winter comes to an end. Now, in this

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Assassin's Creed: Revelations

Autor: Oliver Bowden

publisher: Penguin Books (UK)

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When a man has won all his battles and defeated his enemies, what is left for him to achieve? Ezio Auditore must leave his life behind in search of answers, in search of the truth. In "Assassin's Creedp[registered]: Revelations", master assassin Ezio Auditore walks in the footsteps of the legendary mentor Altair, on a journey of discovery and revelation. It is a perilous path - one that will take

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Personal MBA: A World-class Business Education in a Single Volume

Autor: Josh Kaufman

publisher: Penguin Books (UK)

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This revised and expanded edition of the bestselling book gives you everything you need to transform your business, your career or your working life forever. An MBA at a top school is an enormous investment in time, effort and cold, hard cash. And if you don't want to work for a consulting firm or an investment bank, the chances are it simply isn't worth it. Josh Kaufman is the rogue professor of

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