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Year of Wonders
2002 || Paperback || Brooks, Geraldine || HarperCollins
A young woman's struggle to save her family and her soul during the extraordinary year of 1666, when plague suddenly struck a small Derbyshire village. In 1666, plague swept through London, driving the King and his court to Oxford, and Samuel Pepys to Greenwich, in an attempt to escape contagion. The north of England remained untouched until, in a small community of leadminers and hill farmers, a bolt of cloth arrived from the capital. The tailor who cut the cloth had no way of knowing that t...
Aspects of the USA
American history, culture, and society for learners of English
Paperback || David Marler e.a. || Hogeschool Rotterdam
No single country has had a larger impact on the past century than America; and most experts agree that the role of English as a world language is due in part to the world's largest economy and third largest country, the United States. But the America of today is also a coutnry of contradictions. It is a country born out of peace and progress, but also out of violence and revolt. Aspects of the USA offers students of English and EFL teachers a broad introduction to the United States, includin...
The Tell-Tale Heart
2015 || Paperback || Edgar Allan Poe || Penguin Books
Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th-century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have sha...
A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America
2023 || Paperback || Colin Woodard || Penguin Publishing Group
• A New Republic Best Book of the Year • The Globalist Top Books of the Year • Winner of the Maine Literary Award for Non-fiction •
Particularly relevant in understanding who voted for who in this presidential election year, this is an endlessly fascinating look at American regionalism and the eleven "nations" that continue to shape North America
According to award-winning journalist and historian Colin Woodard, North America is made up of eleven distinct nations, ea...
This Is My America
2022 || Paperback || Kim Johnson || Random House USA Inc
Importance of Being Earnest
2000 || Paperback || Oscar Wilde || Dover Publications Inc.
Here is Oscar Wilde's most brilliant tour de force, a witty and buoyant comedy of manners that has delighted millions in countless productions since its first performance in London's St. James' Theatre on February 14, 1895.
Vernon God Little
Paperback || DBC Pierre || Faber & Faber
Named as one of the 100 Best Things in the World by GQ magazine in 2003, the riotous adventures of Vernon Gregory Little in small town Texas and beachfront Mexico mark one of the most spectacular, irreverent and bizarre debuts of the twenty-first century so far. Its depiction of innocence and simple humanity (all seasoned with a dash of dysfunctional profanity) in an evil world is never less than astonishing. The only novel to be set in the barbecue sauce capital of Central Texas, Vernon God ...
Things Fall Apart
2006 || Paperback || Chinua Achebe || Penguin Books
Okonowo is the greatest warrior alive. His fame has spread like a bushfire in West Africa and he is one of the most powerful men of his clan.But he also has a fiery temper. Determined not to be like his father, he refuses to show weakness to anyone - even if the only way he can master his feelings is with his fists.
Woman Hollering Creek
2004 || Paperback || Sandra Cisneros || Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
This is a collection of short stories which bring to life the sounds and smells of Mexico - with breathtaking range and authority, whose characters give life to the varied life on both sides of the Mexican border. From a young girl revealing secrets only an eleven-year-old can know, to a witch woman circling above the village on a pre-dawn flight, the women in these stories offer tales of pure discovery, filled with moments of infinite and intimate wisdom.
Brave New World
Special 3D Edition
2022 || Paperback || Aldous Huxley || Vintage Publishing
WITH INTRODUCTIONS BY MARGARET ATWOOD AND DAVID BRADSHAWFar in the future, the World Controllers have created the ideal society. Through clever use of genetic engineering, brainwashing and recreational sex and drugs all its members are happy consumers. Bernard Marx seems alone harbouring an ill-defined longing to break free.
A visit to one of the few remaining Savage Reservations where the old, imperfect life still continues, may be the cure for his distress... Huxley's ingenious fantasy of t...