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Kureishi Hanif: Love + Hate: Stories and Essays

Скачать книгу (размер 1 217 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 240) Аннотация: Hate skews reality even more than love. In the story of a Pakistani woman who has begun a new life in Paris, an essay about the writing of Kureishi's acclaimed film Le Week-End, and an account of Kafka's relationship with his father, readers will find Kureishi also exploring the topics that he continues to make new, and make his own: growing up and growing old; betrayal and loyalty; imagination…

Pomerantsev Peter: Nothing is True and Everything is Possible: Adventures in Modern Russia

Скачать книгу (размер 565 Kb , формат fb2) Аннотация: Takes you on a journey into the glittering, surreal heart of 21st century Russia: into the lives of Hells Angels convinced they are messiahs, professional killers with the souls of artists, bohemian theatre directors turned Kremlin puppet-masters, supermodel sects, post-modern dictators and oligarch revolutionaries. This is a world erupting with new money and new power, changing so fast it breaks…

Davidson Lionel: Kolymsky Heights

Скачать книгу (размер 2 523 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 496) Аннотация: The best thriller I've ever read. (Philip Pullman). Kolymsky Heights. A Siberian permafrost hell lost in endless nights, the perfect setting for an underground Russian research station. It's a place so secret it doesn't officially exist; once there, the scientists are forbidden to leave. But one scientist is desperate to get a message to the outside world. So desperate, he sends a plea across the…

Swanson Peter: The Kind Worth Killing

Скачать книгу (размер 2 197 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 432) Аннотация: Hello there. I looked at the pale, freckled hand on the back of the empty bar seat next to me in the business class lounge of Heathrow airport, then up into the stranger's face. 'Do I know you?' Delayed in London, Ted Severson meets a woman at the airport bar. Over cocktails they tell each other rather more than they should, and a dark plan is hatched — but are either of them being serious, could…

Frayn Michael: The Russian Interpreter

Скачать книгу (размер 1 054 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 208) Аннотация: Raya is a mercurial Moscow blonde who speaks no English, and the affair she is embarking upon is with Gordon Proctor-Gould, a visiting British businessman who speaks no Russian. They need an interpreter; which is how Paul Manning is diverted from writing his thesis at Moscow university to become involved in all the deceptions of love and East-West relations.

Eliot T.S.: Macavity

Скачать книгу (размер 157 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 32) Аннотация: One of the best-loved poems from Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats is given a new life in this stunning picture book with illustrations from Arthur Robins that perfectly convey all the wit and humour of Eliot's creation.

Carol James: Watch Me

Скачать книгу (размер 2 033 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 400) Аннотация: A Dead Lawyer Eagle Creek, Louisiana. Lawyer Sam Galloway is burned alive in an apparently motiveless attack. The local sheriff's department calls in former FBI profiler Jefferson Winter to consult on the case. A Serial Killer So far there's just one body, but there are going to be more. A deadline has been set, the clock is ticking, and Winter has just thirteen and a half hours to track down the…

McCann Maria: Ace, King, Knave

Скачать книгу (размер 2 605 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 512) Аннотация: Behind doors is another story. Behind doors you can do what you like. Sophia — rational, demure, and hiding a 'little weakness' — has recently married the charismatic Mr Zedland. But Zedland has secrets of his own and Sophia comes to suspect that her marriage is not what it seems. In cramped rooms in Covent Garden, Betsy-Ann shuffles a pack of cards. A gambler, dealer in second-hand goods, and…

Harding Luke: The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World's Most Wanted Man

Скачать книгу (размер 1 952 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 384) Аннотация: Edward Snowden, a young computer genius working for America's National Security Agency, blew the whistle on the way this frighteningly powerful organisation uses new technology to spy on the entire planet. The consequences have shaken the leaders of nations worldwide. This is the inside story of Snowden's deeds and the journalists who faced down pressure from the US and UK governments to break a…

Walter de La Mare: Snow

Скачать книгу (размер 157 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 32) Аннотация: No breath of wind, No gleam of sun Still the white snow Whirls softly down As the day draws to a close, a family prepares for Christmas — decorating the tree, hanging stockings by the fire, putting out a plate of mince pies... Outside, the world turns to white.

Ewan Chris: Dead Line

Скачать книгу (размер 2 314 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 455) Аннотация: And just as your plan is developing, so you're evolving, too. You're changing in ways you never would have thought possible before. But that's acceptable to you. You're prepared to do whatever it takes...Why? Because you're the specialist. And that's how you're going to succeed. What do you do if your fiancee goes missing, presumed taken? If you're Daniel Trent, a highly-trained specialist in…

Swanson Peter: The Girl With A Clock For A Heart

Скачать книгу (размер 1 789 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 352) Аннотация: George Foss never thought he'd see her again, but on a late-August night in Boston, there she is, in his local bar, Jack's Tavern. When George first met her, she was an eighteen-year-old college freshman from Sweetgum, Florida. She and George became inseparable in their first fall semester, so George was devastated when he got the news that she had committed suicide over Christmas break. But, as…

Carol James: Broken Dolls

Скачать книгу (размер 2 033 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 400) Аннотация: Not everyone who's broken can be fixed. Four victims, all young women, all tortured and then lobotomised. None of them able to tell the police the name of their attacker. None of them able to live normal lives again. Just broken dolls, played with then discarded. Ex-FBI profiler Jefferson Winter is no ordinary investigator. The son of one of America's most renowned serial killers, Winter has…

Lloyd John: 1,339 QI Facts to Make Your Jaw Drop

Скачать книгу (размер 1 870 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 368) Аннотация: Following the sensational success of 1,227 QI Facts to Blow Your Socks Off, the QI team returns with a fresh stack of facts to astonish and enlighten. Pigs suffer from anorexia. Wagner always wore pink silk underwear. Rugby School's first official rugby kit in 1871 included a bow tie. Lord Kitchener had four spaniels called Shot, Bang, Miss and Damn. It is impossible to whistle in a spacesuit. J.…

Pavone Chris: The Accident

Скачать книгу (размер 2 768 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 544) Аннотация: In New York City, Isabel Reed, one of the most respected and powerful literary agents in the city, frantically turns the pages of a manuscript into the early dawn hours. This manuscript — printed out, hand-delivered, totally anonymous — is full of shocking revelations and disturbing truths, things which could compromise national security. Is this what she's been waiting for her entire career: a…

Curtis Deborah: Touching from a Distance

Скачать книгу (размер 1 217 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 240) Аннотация: This is the only in-depth biographical account of the legendary lead singer of Joy Division, written by his widow. It includes a foreword by Jon Savage and an introduction by Joy Division drummer, Steven Morris. Revered by his peers and idolized by his fans, Ian Curtis left behind a legacy rich in artistic genius. Mesmerizing on stage but introverted and prone to desperate mood swings in his…

Brannigan Paul: Birth School Metallica Death: 1983-1991

Скачать книгу (размер 1 921 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 378) Аннотация: Metallica have sold in excess of 100 million albums and won seven Grammys. Their journey from scuzzy Los Angeles garages to the stages of the world's biggest stadia has been an epic and often traumatic one, and one of the few truly great rock 'n' roll sagas. No music writers have been afforded greater access to Metallica over the years than Paul Brannigan and Ian Winwood, two former editors of…

Jones Pip: The Invisible Cat!

Скачать книгу (размер 299 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 60) Аннотация: Can you see him? My kitten? Close your eyes tight. His fur is so soft and all silvery white Imagine him quick! Have you imagined enough? Oh, good, you can see him! It's Squishy McFluff! When Ava discovers an imaginary cat in the cabbage patch, she knows she's found a new best friend. Together, Ava and Squishy McFluff get up to all kinds of mischief...Bright new talent Pip Jones gives a hilarious,…

Aickman Robert: Cold Hand in Mine

Скачать книгу (размер 1 870 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 368) Аннотация: Cold Hand in Mine was first published in the UK in 1975 and in the US in 1977. The story Pages from a Young Girl's Journal won the Aickman World Fantasy Award in 1975. It was originally published in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction in 1973 before appearing in this collection. Cold Hand in Mine stands as one of Aickman's best collections and contains eight stories that show off his powers…

Anderson Wes: The Grand Budapest Hotel

Скачать книгу (размер 891 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 176) Аннотация: The Grand Budapest Hotel recounts the adventures of Gustave H (Ralph Fiennes), a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa (Tony Revolori), the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. Acting as a kind of father-figure, M. Gustave leads the resourceful Zero on a journey that involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting; the…