''Väegade noobel kooljas…'' (nentis vanem laibakandur) Энн Ветемаа "Väegade noobel kooljas…" nentis vanem laibakandur. Nii algab romaan kriminaalsete ja viroloogiliste allüüridega, mida autor ise tekstis pilamisi "lihtsakoeliseks ajaviiteromaaniks" nimetab. Vaimukas raamat armastusest, kättemaksuihast ja surmast, milles puukidel on täita oma saatuslik roll. […] “Huvitav, miks sa ei küsi, mis mu käega lahti on…” lausub ta. “Sa oled vist väga peenetundeline poiss,” arvab Nils. Mida peaksin ma vastama? “Minu kõige suuremaks veaks on uudishimu,” selgitab ta. “Ma olen, jah, kole uudishimuliku loomuga.” Ta vaatab rääkides sulle otse silma sisse. “Kui ma veel koolis ei käinudki, leidsin ma kord ühe sidruni moodi raudmuna… See oli granaat.” Selge. “Kas see… noh… kas see sind segab ka?” “Eks klaveritunnid jäid katki. Ja pallimängijat minust kah enam ei ole. Aga muidu olen nagu harjunud. Inimene harjub ju kõigega,” lõpetab ta elutargalt. Temale see elutarkus sobib. Kuid siiski ei lõpeta ta veel päriselt. Ta lisab, imelik naeratus suul: “Muuseas mõjub see minu protees eriti just tüdrukutele.” […]
561 Katherine Heiny From the author of Standard Deviation comes a wryly tender story of crises and cardboard boxes; of marriage and moving on. *Includes a free extract from Katherine Heiny’s debut novel, Standard Deviation*'Just as Jane Austen believed that four people cannot comfortably walk abreast, Charlene believes that three people cannot amicably move one person's belongings. At least not when two of the people used to be married to each other, and the marriage resulted in a bitter divorce in order for one of them to marry the third person'When Forrest's ex-wife Barbara calls on him to help her move out of the home they once shared, his second wife Charlie finds herself carrying not only dozens of boxes, but also the weight of their shared past. Barbara and Charlie first met twenty years ago when they volunteered at a suicide crisis hotline, and one night in particular is seared into Charlie's memory…From the author of Standard Deviation comes a wryly tender story of crises and cardboard boxes; of marriage and moving on.
A Cornish Carol: A Short Story Fern Britton A wise and witty short story that is full of Christmas cheer from the best-selling author and TV presenter, Fern Britton.This will be one Christmas they’ll never forget…Piran Ambrose is the epitome of brooding male. But Pendruggan’s Mr Rochester is in danger of becoming its Ebeneezer Scrooge when he is driven to distraction by the villager’s over-the-top Christmas celebrations. How could the cringeworthy amateur village production of Aladdin bring seasonal cheer to anyone, he wonders? And do the village children really have to arrive at his cottage door every single night in December with their terrible recorders and discordant singing?But when Piran’s bad temper risks spoiling Christmas for everyone, something drastic needs to be done. So, over one Christmas Eve, three very special people pay Piran a visit, determined to show him what Christmas is really all about…
A Christmas Cracker: The only festive romance to curl up with this Christmas! Trisha Ashley This Christmas is about to go off with a bang!Things can’t possibly get worse for Tabby. Framed for her boss’s dodgy dealings, she’s landed up in prison. Then Tabby’s boyfriend dumps her and gives her cat away to a shelter.But rescue comes in the form of Mercy. A master of saving waifs and strays, Mercy wants Tabby to breathe new flair into her ailing cracker business. Together, they’ll save Marwood’s Magical Christmas Crackers.But someone’s not happy. Mercy’s nephew Randal thinks Tabby’s a fraudster. Stubborn, difficult and very attractive, her future depends upon winning him round. Standing under the mistletoe, Tabby’s Christmas is set to be one that she will never forget . . .
A Christmas Tail: A heart-warming Christmas romance Cressida McLaughlin A heart-warming Christmas read, perfect for fans of Debbie Johnson, Trisha Ashley and Jenny Oliver and one for dog-lovers everywhere.Walkies in a Winter Wonderland…Catherine ‘Cat’ Palmer realizes that bringing an adorable puppy into work is a bad idea when it gets her the sack. Deciding it’s the perfect opportunity to launch her dog-walking business, Cat enlists the help of flatmates Polly and Joe. After all Primrose Terrace, the street where they live, is full of home-alone hounds.Getting to know the owners and their precious pooches isn’t all plain sailing, but soon Cat is making friends, particularly with sexy Mark and his Collie, Chips. With her talent for misadventure, Cat’s new life starts to show some cracks, and when one of the street’s loveable schnauzers gets ill, it looks like this Christmas could be turning into a dog’s dinner. But Cat has never given up on anything in her life – and this is one Christmas that’s definitely worth saving…A Christmas Tail was first published as a four-part serial set in Primrose Terrace.
A Few Little Lies Sue Welfare Sue Welfare’s first novel of modern manners, now available as an ebook.There are two ways to make sex pay. One is illegal and the other can land you in a whole lot of trouble.When writer Dora Hall’s erotic novels become successful, her agent decides to cash in with a promotional tour. Unfortunately Dora’s career is her best-kept secret, and so she is delighted when he hires a glamorous stand-in. Predatory blonde Lillian Bliss fulfils everyone’s criteria; she’s a walking sexual adventure, lapping up media attention and making it all look wonderfully simple – until she starts to deviate from Dora’s carefully written script.Chaos descends upon the small Norfolk town, local celebrities and politicians scrabble frantically to hide their seedy pasts and Dora’s cover is completely blown. What began with a few little lies turns into a spectacular slice of mayhem in this wickedly witty and warm debut from a tremendously talented writer.
A French Novel Frédéric Beigbeder Already a huge hit in France, the new novel from Independent Foreign Fiction Award-winning author of ‘Windows on the World’.In his most autobiographical text to date, Beigbeder recounts his stay in a French police cell in January 2008, after he was arrested for snorting cocaine off a car bonnet outside a nightclub in the super-chic 8th arrondissement of Paris. As he lies in the cell, he revisits his childhood, from the carefree days when his grandfather taught him to skim pebbles at the beach in Cénitz, to his parents’ divorce, the conflicting influences of his hedonistic father and studious, seemingly conventional brother who ‘has it all’, and his own first, unrequited loves. This patchwork of memories is as much a portrait of the era as it is the story of a fragile, self-critical man who has finally dropped the mask.Sharp, witty – with a particularly pitiless irony directed at himself – and yet tender, ‘A French Novel’ is a gem. Beigbeder’s reminiscences, his search for answers in the lost country of his childhood, will speak to a whole generation searching for its soul.
A Girl’s Guide to Kissing Frogs Victoria Clayton A Girl's Guide to Kissing Frogs is a charming, witty book, perfect for fans of Elizabeth Noble and Marian Keyes.A girl may have to kiss a lot of frogs before she finds her Prince Charming but Marigold has found herself a real toad. As a principal dancer at the Lenoir Ballet Company, she is on her way to becoming a Prima Ballerina.But, when a painful fall sends her limping home to Northumberland to recuperate, Marigold fears that this could mean the end to her dreams. Luckily, her childhood friend, Rafe, who is just as delicious as she remembers him, is ready and waiting to sweep her off her feet. But, is there a handsome stranger waiting in the wings?
A Miracle at Macy’s: There’s only one dog who can save Christmas Lynn Hulsman Marie ‘A romantic, festive and feel-good book with loads of heart and a sprinkling of Christmas magic’ – Cressida McLaughlin, author of ‘A Christmas Tail’‘Christmas time or not, pick up this book. Lover of romance or not, pick up this book…It's captivating, comforting and a must read. I loved it.’ – Goodreads ReviewerOne lost dog. Two lonely hearts. A Manhattan Christmas full of magic.Shy homebody Charlotte is planning her usual quiet Christmas celebration: Turkey for two for her and her beloved pet dog Hudson. Only, this year, little Hudson decides to take matters into his own paws and give his favourite human a holiday adventure she’ll never forget.When Hudson runs away the week before Christmas, Charlotte is devastated. She’d rescued him from the trash years before and gave him a place in her home – and her heart. But with the help of uptight Englishman Henry, Charlotte ends up on a magical treasure hunt around Manhattan to find her furry, four-legged bestie.Spotted in Central Park as one of Santa's Little Helpers, or last seen in the arms of a supermodel in Times Square, Hudson leads Charlotte and Henry on a very merry dance around the Big Apple, where love, (or should that be Christmas?!) actually is all around.'Marley & Me' meets 'When Harry Met Sally'!‘Easily one of my most enjoyed Christmas books of the season' – Rachel's Random Reads
A Very Irish Christmas: A festive short story to curl up with this Christmas! Claudia Carroll A short story to curl up with this Christmas!This year, it’s time for A Christmas Carole…Carole is a workaholic so dedicated to her job at a 24/7 rolling news TV station, that she plans to work all over Christmas and New Year too. Same as she does every other year. But then when you're long -term single and married to your job, she thinks, what else is there to do?But a midnight visit from the ghost of Christmases past, present and future soon makes her look at her life in a whole new way…Bestselling author Claudia Carroll brings her trademark sparkle to this modern re-telling of A Christmas Carol, perfect for your Christmas treat this year!
After Midnight Diana Palmer On exclusive Seabrook Island, South Carolina, Nicole Seymour is simply Nikki–not the glamorous political fund-raiser she is in Charleston. It's her spirited innocence and laughing green eyes that draw Kane Lombard to her from the moment they first meet on the beach. Although he seems as casual and unassuming as any vacationer, Nikki knows who Kane really is: a wealthy Houston oilman… and her brother's biggest political rival.When Kane discovers the truth about Nikki's identity, his desire turns instantly to distrust. Now Kane and Nikki find themselves pitted against each other in a battle that tests their loyalties and their desires. But even the most passionate enemies sometimes become lovers…after midnight.
Amanda’s Wedding Jenny Colgan Amanda’s old schoolfriends can’t believe it when the social-climbing queen of preen, Satan’s very own PR girl, pulls off the ultimate publicity stunt in getting herself engaged to a Scottish laird. Who cares that Fraser McConnald has worn the same pair of Converse trainers for the last three years and that his castle is a pile of rubble – she’ll be a Lady!Gentle, decent Fraser is clearly ignorant of her wiles, and Mel and Fran, still smarting from the memory of all the mean things Amanda put them through in their days at Portmount Comprehensive, set out to sabotage this mismatch of the century. Between keeping Fran’s deadly manoeuvres with the opposite sex under control and trying to win her own war of love with the elusive but gorgeous Alex, Mel finds herself preparing for a wedding that’s everything you’d wish on your worst enemy.
America for Beginners Leah Franqui Sometimes you have to go a long way to find what you’re looking for. And sometimes a little beginner’s luck is all you need…• Welcome to the First Class India USA Destination Vacation Tour Company•• One fixed itinerary, one fixed price•• All levels catered for•• No refunds• BeginnerRecently widowed Pival Sengupta has never travelled alone before and her first trip to this strange country masks a secret agenda: to find out the truth about her long-estranged son.IntermediateSatya, her guileless and resourceful tour guide, has been in America for less than a year – and has never actually left the five boroughs of New York.AdvancedAn aspiring/failing actress, Rebecca signed up for the role of Pival’s modesty companion; it might not be her big break but surely it’ll break her out of the rut she’s stuck in.As their preconceptions about each other and about America are challenged, with a little beginner’s luck, these unlikely companions might learn how to live again.A big-hearted, hilarious tale of forgiveness, hope, and acceptance, reminding us that there is no roadmap to life.