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By Christopher Hope. 1987
A group of South African exiles congregate at the Hottentot Room, a London club owned by Frau Katie, a Jewish… refugee from Nazi Germany. Frau Katie is dying and her daughter has plans for the club which terrify the members. A satire which draws parallels between Nazi Germany and contemporary South Africa. 1987.
By Lucy Ives. 2019
By John Grant. 2019
By Richard Peck. 1993
When Bambi Babcock's TV-producer father bankrupt, the Babcocks have to get out of Los Angeles ... fast. Dad heads for… his hometown of Hickory Fork, which he remembers as a wholesome place for kids to grow up. But Bambi, her sister Buffie, and their little brother Brick come up against the Mall Rats, a down-home teenage gang run by scary Tanya and beef Jeeter. When the Mall Rats walk into school dives for cover. They've already trashed the mall. Bambi knows that if her show-biz family is going to get stuck here, they must turn the school around and save the town. The Mall Rats will never know what hit them.
By Gordon Korman. 1992
In the world of Gordon Korman, dreamers, geniuses, and misfits do triumph, and in this book they triumph hilariously, wonderfully,… and in the best Gordon Korman style. Readers will cheer for the Twinkie Squad, which includes Dave with an attitude problem who thinks everything stinks, Yolanda who skips school to watch movies, Gerald, the ten-year-old boy genius terrified of middle-school, hyperactive, wall-climbing Ric, and Anita who agrees with everybody because she can't think for herself. The kids are resentful and bored until Douglas, son of diplomats, visionary, dreamer--the most eccentric sixth-grader in Middle School, joins. Then Commando, smooth mover, basketball star, a short kid who fights bullies and wins, and a way cool guy--until he met Douglas is forced to join up too, thanks to hitting Douglas in the nose with a basketball. Only special students, students who get 45 minutes of group counseling after school every day, get to be in the group labeled Twinkie Squad by the rest of the school who calls them crazy losers and won't go near them. Commando never planned on being that special. But Douglas doesn't understand why Commando is worried. The Twinkie Squad, Douglas feels, has real potential. And he has Big Plans for it. Before Douglas is through, the school will smell like rotting fish, the principal will be on the verge of a nervous breakdown, and reality itself will be up for special discussion. Best of all, with Douglas's help, the Twinkie Squad will have achieved its potential--in ways nobody, not even Douglas Fairchild, could ever have anticipated. You'll start out laughing, laugh your way through the book, and end up high fiving The Twinkie Squad! The cover is described.
By Christie Barlow. 2017
It’s Evie’s birthday and the start of a year she’ll never forget. An emotional story of love, friendship and grabbing… life by the horns.Evie’s job has always been her safe haven. As a librarian in the little town of Becton she loses herself in books - after all it’s far easier to read about other people’s problems than set about solving her own.Then, one birthday, everything is turned upside down. A mysterious parcel containing a beautiful book with a poignant inscription arrives for Evie. It’s the beginning of a new chapter for Evie and she’s inspired to try and find her real mother. Evie’s search leads her to meet handsome author Noah Jones. Charming and intelligent, Noah seems the perfect catch but what Evie doesn’t realise is that he is hiding something – a key to Evie’s past. As Evie gets closer to Noah and discovering her mother, she must take a giant leap of faith. Can she embrace the new and make this her year of taking chances? And if she does, will she get her heart broken? A romantic, funny and poignant story of living life to the full and finding love in the most unlikely of places. Fans of Debbie Johnson and Cathy Bramley will adore this book!What readers are saying about Christie Barlow:‘An utterly gorgeous story, with an utterly gorgeous plot that kept me turning the pages ... left me feeling full of happiness and hope.’ Becca’s Books‘This is an excellent book which swept me along so well that I read it in less than a day. I loved the characters and the story and will definitely be reading more by this author. This is definitely a book to read curled up with a mug of tea or hot chocolate.’ Bookloverwormblog'A heart-warming and cosy countryside read with characters you will love.' Rachael Lucas‘I found this book really enjoyable, the author has an engaging writing style that managed to draw me into the storyline and the lives of our character. The storyline flowed at a great pace and I raced through the book in no time soaking up the wonderful detailed descriptions. I can see that fans of Cathy Bramley and Cathy Woodman would love this book.’ Rea's Book Reviews‘This will have you laughing and smiling one minute and then you'll feel it pulling at your heart strings.’ Crooks on Books ‘I didn’t want to put the book down.’ Best Crime Books and More ‘A soul-boosting necessity. I have a suspicion it's been sprinkled with a little bit of magic, as on the darkest days it'll warm your cockles and make everything seem right with the world.' Little Bookness Lane'A fantastic story, one that will keep you reading long into the night, just to find out what happens'. Rachel's Random Reads‘I was unable to put this book down. I read it within a day because I was so drawn in to the characters themselves it was like I knew them. I would completely recommend this book to anyone and everyone. Definitely a huge 5 stars!’ Katie's Reading Korner Review'This had me gripped from the first chapter. It will have you laughing, crying and will just…
By Cate Woods. 2016
A riotous romantic comedy with a magnificent twist. Perfect for fans of Mhairi McFarlane, Paige Toon and Lucy Diamond. Percy… James has everything a girl could want: a comfy flat, a steady relationship and a truly lovely group of friends. Then she is approached by Eros Tech. Eros is 'the future of love' - an agency that brings together soulmates using phone data. Percy has been identified as a match for one of Eros's super wealthy clients. The only problem is she already has a boyfriend . . . but what if this is *destiny*? Would you - could you - pass up a chance to meet your one true love?
By Ed Teja, Martina Tort. 2014
Ron es uno de los mayores aventureros de todo el Caribe. Vive en la isla ficticia de Kayakoo y trabaja… en su viejo barco de madera. Disfruta de una vida gloriosa con un presupuesto más bien ajustado, que a menudo solo le llega para comprar comida y ron. Se enfrenta al mundo con un optimismo desmesurado, e intenta pasárselo bien y vivir el momento sin pensar demasiado en las consecuencias. Mientras tenga su barco, todo irá bien.
By Benton, J. K.. 2008
Edward Gorey meets The Bunny Suicides in a murderously funny tale from the creator of It’s Happy Bunny From the creator of the… hugely successful It’s Happy Bunny franchise comes a little piece of work named Cherise, who may be, it turns out, a not-so-nice niece. In the tradition of Edward Gorey’s The Gashlycrumb Tinies, Jim Benton’s first adult picture book, with hilarious rhymes and illustrations, is a darkly comic masterpiece of the macabre. She was orphaned quite young In a mysterious way, Her parents just up and vanished one day. ” The bloody footprints leading out of Cherise’s bedroom are the first clue that perhaps the little darling with the bow in her hair is not an angel. As Cherise is shuttled from one aunt’s home to another, her aunts vanish, meeting inventive and hysterical ends. With a killer punch line on its final page, Jim Benton’s Cherise the Niece will leave readers laughing. .
By Royden Johnson. 2015
Town is a small out of the way community with a population of 'Not Too Many'. The residents are a… unique and unusual group of people and are joined by a collection of some oddball, eccentric characters who, through various and unintentional ways, end up in Town. Together they create an interesting and eventful, although sometimes chaotic, community. These characters include a wandering preacher who distributes literature of a questionable nature; a river boat captain who winds up with hot air balloon restaurant; a recycle facility worker who owns a property with some warm mud springs on it and has envisions a health spa; a train enthusiast who takes over the old mine rail spur system and a stranger who arrives in Town with his pair of oxen. There are many other odd characters including the sheriff, the judge, a travelling masseur and other unusual townsfolk. Each has a story and eventually they all come together in the community of Town.
By John Kendrick Bangs. 2012
Having recently passed into what my great-grandson Shem calls my Anecdotage, it has occurred to me that perhaps some of… the recollections of a more or less extended existence upon this globular mass of dust and water that we are pleased to call the earth, may prove of interest to posterity, and I have accordingly, at the earnest solicitation of my grandson, Noah, and his sons, Shem, Ham and Japhet, consented to put them into permanent literary form.
By James Stevenson. 1996
Simsbury is sitting under his favorite tree when a red chair and an accordion pass by, prompting him to get… up and take a look at the Mud Flat Yard Sale.
By Jim Davis. 1998
The evil Vetvix has kidnapped four of the Pet Force members and combined them into one vicious creature -- the… Mutanator. Will Garzooka be able to free his friends from Vetvix's spell?
By Karen King. 2016
Local journalist Cassie is getting married to hot-shot lawyer, reliable Timothy and his 'Monster-in-Law' mother Sylvia wants to plan the… entire wedding. When Sylvia books the exclusive ID images to take photographs of the extravagant wedding, Cassie has no idea what she's walking into. The elusive JM who is the newest photographer employed just so happens to be Jared, Cassie's first love and ex-fiancée, who broke off their engagement to follow his life-long dreams. Jared is back to earn some cash before jetting off on his next wild adventure. When Cassie is asked to write an article with top tips and advice for Brides to Be, she jokingly writes a column depicting her current scenario and a co-worker submits it in place of the real article. Cassie's column is soon making the headlines with readers asking the age old question Who Will She Choose?
By Agnes Ruiz, Colette Kebell. 2017
Lèche-vitrine ! Ne détestez-vous pas ce terme ? C’est comme aller dans une confiserie et ne pas pouvoir acheter quoi… que ce soit, ou ne pas savoir quoi acheter en premier. C’est précisément mon domaine professionnel, aider les gens à faire le bon choix. Je suis l’une de ces consultantes de mode qui sont si populaires aujourd’hui parmi le gratin, bien que j’ai commencé il y a longtemps. Choisir les bons vêtements pour la bonne occasion n’est pas une tâche facile : la tenue doit correspondre à votre personnalité et, si possible, l’améliorer encore. Cette histoire raconte comment j’ai abandonné le stress du quotidien où je passais des jours dans un bureau juridique. J’ai suivi mon rêve de devenir consultante en mode. Je crois même que je suis plus que ça ; une thérapeute du shopping. Je suis sûre que vous avez envie de découvrir comment j’ai commencé et comment j’ai aidé mes clients à devenir sensationnels ! Alors, qu’attendez-vous! Dépêchez-vous, cliquez sur ce bouton « acheter » là-haut et préparez-vous à entrer dans le monde mystérieux d’une fille de Berkshire et de sa thérapie shopping.
By Adam Ehrlich Sachs. 2016
A son receives an inheritance from his father and tries to dispose of it before it destroys him. Inherited Disorders… tells this elemental story in over 100 hilarious, witty variations.Adam Ehrlich Sachs's Inherited Disorders is a rueful, absurd, and endlessly entertaining look at a most serious subject--the eternally vexed relations between fathers and sons. In a hundred and seventeen shrewd, surreal vignettes, Sachs lays bare the petty rivalries, thwarted affection, and mutual bafflement that have characterized the filial bond since the days of Davidic kings. A philosopher's son kills his father and explains his aphorisms to death. A father bequeaths to his son his jacket, deodorant, and political beliefs. England's most famous medium becomes possessed by the spirit of his skeptical father--who questions, in front of the nation, his son's choice of career. A Czech pianist amputates his fingers one by one to thwart his father, who will not stop composing concertos for him. A nineteenth-century Italian nobleman wills his ill-conceived flying contraption--incapable of actual flight--to his newborn son. In West Hollywood, an aspiring screenwriter must contend with the judgmental visage of his father, a respected public intellectual whose frozen head, clearly disappointed in him, he keeps in his freezer. Keenly inventive, but painfully familiar, these surprisingly tender stories signal the arrival of a brilliant new comic voice--and fresh hope for fathers and sons the world over.
By Andy Ristaino. 2014
Sci-fi, horror, and comedy melted together and topped with a Twilight Zone twist. Darkly funny tales featuring mad science, gothic… anime, TV zombies, kaiju, giant robots, monsters from the deep, and even a haunted sweatshirt. From the Emmy Award-winning storyboard artist and character designer of Adventure Time.
By Fran Krause. 2015
We all have strange, irrational fears--from seeing ghosts in the bedroom mirror to being sucked into a mall escalator or… finding yourself miles below the ocean's surface on the deck of a sunken ship. In Deep Dark Fears, animator, illustrator, and cartoonist Fran Krause brings these fears to life in 101 vividly illustrated comics inspired by his wildly popular web comic and based on real fears submitted by online readers. Deep Dark Fears explores our gruesome, hilarious, and bizarre anxieties, revealing a primal part of our humanity and highlighting both our idiosyncrasies and our similarities. This devilishly humorous guide explores our drive to experience and share the wonders of the world and the dangers lurking around every corner.From the Hardcover edition.
By Victoria Roberts, Charles Kreloff, Patty Brown. 2004