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Braddle and the Giant

Alfie Foggle is looking forward to spending his summer holidays doing absolutely nothing. A world away, Braddle and every other inhabitant of Carporoo are building a new city, a new home, but people are disappearing and no one knows why. On a quiet summer’s morning, Alfie’s plans for doing nothing are turned upside down as he discovers Carporoo. Braddle needs help and only Alfie can give it.The summer holidays have started. Alfie Foggle, happy that school has now finished, is looking forward to spending his holidays doing absolutely nothing. A world away, Braddle and every other inhabitant of Carporoo are building a new city, a new home, but people are disappearing and no one knows why. Braddle sets out to solve the mystery and puts himself and everyone he loves in danger. On a quiet summer’s morning, Alfie’s plans for doing nothing are turned upside down as he discovers Carporoo. Braddle needs help and only Alfie can give it.
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The Gift

They've called him the Lord of Thieves, but Marlon Kurtz’ latest job, to steal a Terran Confederate Battlecruiser, is pushing even his boundaries. On the most alien of planets, with a wary Navy in his way, Kurtz must stage the biggest heist in the history of mankind.They’ve called him the Lord of Thieves, but Marlon Kurtz’ latest job, to steal a Terran Confederate Battlecruiser, is pushing even his boundaries. On the most alien of planets, with a wary Navy in his way, Kurtz must stage the biggest heist in the history of mankind.The Gift is the first official tie in story of the Shallow Space universe. 'The Gift' sets the scene for the upcoming Alpha release of the upcoming computer game 'Shallow Space'. Learn more at www.shallow-space.com
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Mr. Know-It-All

No one knows more about everything—especially everything rude, clever, and offensively compelling—than John Waters. The man in the pencil-thin mustache, auteur of the transgressive movie classics Pink Flamingos, Polyester, the original Hairspray, Cry-Baby, and A Dirty Shame, is one of the world's great sophisticates, and in Mr. Know-It-All he serves it up raw: how to fail upward in Hollywood; how to develop musical taste from Nervous Norvus to Maria Callas; how to build a home so ugly and trendy that no one but you would dare live in it; more important, how to tell someone you love them without emotional risk; and yes, how to cheat death itself. Through it all, Waters swears by one undeniable truth: "Whatever you might have heard, there is absolutely no downside to being famous. None at all."Studded with cameos of Waters's stars, from Divine and Mink Stole to Johnny Depp, Kathleen Turner, Patricia Hearst, and Tracey...
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Fear- The Complete Trilogy of Horror Short Stories

Anthology containing: Fear-A Collection of Short Horror Stories by Lee Jones FEAR 2 by Lee Jones FEAR 3 by Lee Jones
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Delectable Mountains

Life seems to have little to offer Devin Donahue at the age of 23. Graduation thrust him out of college against his will, and the love of his life just left him to marry his older brother. With a broken heart and no direction to speak of, Devin pounces on his first opportunity to skip town—an invitation to help run a summer theater in Colorado with his high-school sweetheart.Upon arrival, Devin is shoved into a torrential melodrama of barroom brawls, outrageous love triangles and the worst performance of Hedda Gabler ever produced. He is sucked into the action by myriad batty characters, including a maniacal political dramatist, an emaciated director riddled with d.t.'s, and a bipolar actor whose luck—and money—are about to run out. All the while Devin must fumble through his own awkward attempts at love—and somehow manage to come out on the other side.
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Uncivil Seasons

The polite Piedmont town of Hillston, North Carolina, wants to go on believing it is still too temperate to require homicide experts. But when the wife of a state senator is found beaten to death, the inner circle of Hillston's ruling families arranges to have the case assigned to Detective Justin Savile, the charming black sheep of the dynasty that founded the town. Aided by his wise-cracking, working-class partner, Cuddy Magnum, and a young woman from the Carolina mountains whose strength and love rescues him from his own destructive impulses, Savile sets out to unravel the deceit hidden in Hillston's past. His obsessive pursuit of one of this own and his determination to save a petty thief from being railroaded for murder not only lead to other deaths, but bring the detective very near to losing his own life. With striking humor and a rich range of characters, Malone creates a landscape struggling the New South's high-tech lifestyles and the Old South's inherited codes.
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The Delectable Mountains

Life seems to have little to offer Devin Donahue at the age of 23. Graduation thrust him out of college against his will, and the love of his life just left him to marry his older brother. With a broken heart and no direction to speak of, Devin pounces on his first opportunity to skip town—an invitation to help run a summer theater in Colorado with his high-school sweetheart.Upon arrival, Devin is shoved into a torrential melodrama of barroom brawls, outrageous love triangles and the worst performance of Hedda Gabler ever produced. He is sucked into the action by myriad batty characters, including a maniacal political dramatist, an emaciated director riddled with d.t.'s, and a bipolar actor whose luck—and money—are about to run out. All the while Devin must fumble through his own awkward attempts at love—and somehow manage to come out on the other side.
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Feckers

Which 50 People turned Ireland into the fecked-up country she is today? Bono? Haughey? Louis Walsh? de Valera? It's time to name and shame the great, the good and the gobshites... Conventional wisdom has it that Ireland, after a violent and tragic history, had began to get things right. But when the ill wind of recession cruelly snatched that self-satisfied achievement away, it all seemed like exceedingly back luck. In his 50 brilliantly acerbic portraits Waters reveals a consistent pattern of self-delusion, myopia, inferiority complex, bravado, defeatism, cynicism, sentimentalism and conceit. He traces Ireland's story from the paranoid insularism and cultural myopia that followed national Independence, though the post-Sixties obsession with a faux 'self-confidence', to the final, salutary meltdown of the Celtic Tiger, and strangely lacking either Celts or tigers. Once among the oldest civilization in Europe, Ireland has ended up as a second-rate version of the England it tried to...
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Word Nerd: Dispatches From the Games, Grammar, and Geek Underground

RetailIn this zany, one-of-a-kind memoir, former executive director of the National SCRABBLE Association John D. Williams Jr. brings to life the obsessions, madness, and glory of the SCRABBLE® culture―from living-room players to world champions.Beginning his career on a lark as a freelance contributor to SCRABBLE News, John D. Williams fell down a rabbit hole inhabited by gamers, geeks, and the grammar police. For twenty-five years, as the executive director of the National SCRABBLE Association, Williams served as the official spokesperson for the game, and as the middleman between legions of fanatical word-game fans and the official brand. Now Word Nerd takes readers inside the byzantine, dog-eat-dog world of top tournament players, creating a piquant (seven-letter word, 68 points!) work that is part pop-cultural history, part anthropological study. Indeed, what Christopher Guest did for the world of dog shows in his film Best in Show, Williams does for the world of competitive word games in this funny and perfectly observed memoir.As readers will discover, Word Nerd explores anagrams, palindromes, the highest-scoring SCRABBLE plays of all time, the birth of the World SCRABBLE Championship, as well as many of the more colorful figures that inhabit this subculture. Die-hard word fans will find invaluable tips on how top players see their boards and racks to come up with the best play, how they prepare, and the psychology of tournament competition. Those uninitiated in the mysteries of SCRABBLE mania will find a delightful, madcap memoir about all the fun people have with language and how words shape our lives and culture in unexpected ways.Whether reminiscing about past national champions, detailing the controversy over efforts to purge the Official SCRABBLE Players Dictionary of all offensive words, opining on the number of vowelless words that are allowable (cmw for a Welsh deep-walled basin or nth for the ultimate degree), noting how long it takes a word to get into a dictionary, or explaining why there remain more male than female champions, Williams crafts a loving tribute to words and the games people play with them. Word Nerd will fascinate both amateurs and seasoned experts alike.15 illustrations**
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After He Died

You need to know who your husband really was...When Paula Gadd's husband of almost thirty years dies, just days away from the seventh anniversary of their son, Christopher's death, her world falls apart. Grieving and bereft, she is stunned when a young woman approaches her at the funeral service, and slips something into her pocket. A note suggesting that Paula's husband was not all that he seemed...When the two women eventually meet, a series of revelations challenges everything Paula thought they knew, and it becomes immediately clear that both women's lives are in very real danger. Both a dark, twisty slice of domestic noir and taut, explosive psychological thriller, After He Died is also a chilling reminder that the people we trust the most can harbour the deadliest secrets...'A stark, gripping storyline' Scots'An expert plotter; twists and turns feel properly embedded in the story. It's a tough high-wire act, balancing believability with...
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