Corgi books 1988
Cena: 2.44 €
Jazyk: anglicky ISBN - 0-552-10584-8, (stav A), brož.
|She was the illegitimate daughter of an English aristocrat and a young and gentle governess. She was lovely, intelligent, and had a quality that drew all men to her, ensnaring them fatally in a web of charm. Stubborn in her loyalties, passionate in her affections, her one flaw was her uncontrollable and tempestuous nature...|
Sir John Danesfield, captivated by his daughter s spirit, takes her to Georgian London to live with his mistress. At the age of fifteen, she falls in love with the Vicomte Gerard de Valle, an impoverished French nobleman. Believing him lost to her, she enters a loveless marriage arranged by her father. But she can never forget the man who had captured her heart.
When her husband dies she seeks Gerard and embarks on an epic journey across the Napoleonic war-ravaged wastes of Europe. It is finally to the snowy battlefields of Russia that Mavreen, passionate, headstrong, and courageous, goes in search of the man she loves.
Hmotnosť: 0.296 kg rozmer: 18.8 cm x 11.8 cm
Hmotnosť: 1.005 kg rozmer: 23.4 cm x 15.9 cm
Penguin Books 2013
Cena: 2.25 €
Jazyk: anglicky ISBN - 978-0-141-33962-7, (stav A), brož.
|June and Day have sacrificed so much for the people of the Republic—and each other—and now their country is on the brink of a new existence. June is back in the good graces of the Republic, working within the government’s elite circles as Princeps-Elect, while Day has been assigned a high-level military position.|
But neither could have predicted the circumstances that will reunite them: just when a peace treaty is imminent, a plague outbreak causes panic in the Colonies, and war threatens the Republic’s border cities. This new strain of plague is deadlier than ever, and June is the only one who knows the key to her country’s defense. But saving the lives of thousands will mean asking the one she loves to give up everything.
With heart-pounding action and suspense, Marie Lu’s bestselling trilogy draws to a stunning conclusion.
Hmotnosť: 0.264 kg rozmer: 20.3 cm x 13.2 cm
Hmotnosť: 0.066 kg rozmer: 19.7 cm x 13.3 cm
Hmotnosť: 0.962 kg rozmer: 24.7 cm x 17.4 cm
Harvard University Press 1996
Cena: 3.70 €
Jazyk: anglicky ISBN - 0-674-21702-0, (stav A), viaz.
|As her little boy plays at a day care center across the street, Michelle, an unmarried teenager, is in algebra class, hoping to be the first member of her family to graduate from high school. Will motherhood make this young woman poorer? Will it make the United States poorer as a nation? Would it surprise you to learn that Michelle is more likely to be white than African American? That she is most likely eighteen or nineteen - a legal adult? That teenage mothers are no more common today than in 1900? That two-thirds of them have been impregnated by men older than twenty? Kristin Luker, author of the acclaimed Abortion and the Politics of Motherhood, traces the way popular attitudes came to demonize young mothers and examines the profound social and economic changes that have influenced debate on the issue, especially since the 1970s. In the early twentieth century, reformers focused people s attention on the social ills that led unmarried teenagers to become pregnant, today, society has come almost full circle, pinning social ills on the sexually irresponsible teen. Dubious Conceptions introduces us to the young women who are the object of so much opprobrium. In these pages we hear teenage mothers from across the country talk about their lives, their trials, and their attempts to find meaning in motherhood.|
Hmotnosť: 0.602 kg rozmer: 24.4 cm x 17.1 cm
The Day Watch
Arrow Books 2008
Cena: 2.99 €
Jazyk: anglicky ISBN - 978-0-0994-8993-1, (stav A), brož.
|The second in a blockbuster series of novels from Russia s most popular science fiction author, Day Watch brings us back into the hyperimaginative world of Sergei Lukyanenko and continues the dramatic battle between good and evil, light and dark, day and night.|
Set in a modern-day Moscow, the epic saga chronicles the eternal war of the "Others," an ancient race of humans with supernatural powers who must swear allegiance to either the Dark or the Light. The agents of Dark - The Day Watch - keep an eye during the day, while the agents of Light keep watch over the night. For a thousand years a treaty between the two sides has maintained an uneasy balance, but when a very potent artifact is stolen from the inquisition - an impartial group of Others who keep watch over all - the consequences are dire for both sides.
Day Watch introduces the perspective of the Dark Ones, as it is told in part by a beautiful but troubled young witch. When she falls in love with a handsome young Light One, the balance is threatened and a death must be avenged. Replete with the thrilling action and intricate plotting of the first tale, Day Watch is fuelled by cunning, cruelty, violence, and magic. It is a fast-paced, darkly humorous, haunting world that will take root in the shadows of your mind and live there forever.
Hmotnosť: 0.336 kg rozmer: 21.8 cm x 14.9 cm
Hmotnosť: 0.596 kg rozmer: 24.3 cm x 16.3 cm
Hmotnosť: 0.572 kg rozmer: 22.8 cm x 15.3 cm
Cena: 4.10 €
Jazyk: anglicky ISBN - 978 1 78087 423 4, (stav A), brož.
|During the Second World War, it is hard to imagine a situation where the British High Command could think that one of the only ways they could attack Hitler was to send twelve canoeists with limpet mines to paddle one hundred miles up the Gironde estuary, in the middle of winter, in an attempt to sink German blockade ships in Bordeaux harbour. Yet this is precisely what happened in 1942. The man who gave the go-ahead for the audacious commando raid - Lord Louis Mountbatten, head of Combined Operations - fully anticipated that all ten men would die in the attempt.|
Mountbatten wasn t far wrong - two ripped their collapsible canoes as they were manhandling them out of the submarine, two drowned when their canoes capsized entering the Gironde estuary, and a further six were captured by the Germans and later executed. By complete chance, the two canoeists who managed to escape - Major Blondie Hasler and Marine Bill Sparks - stumbled into the arms of the French resistance. Once in their care, Hasler and Sparks made their way across France and into Spain, crossing the Pyrenees in the company (though they did not know it) of a Gestapo agent intent on bringing down the resistance network.
Operation Suicide is the first account of this enthralling raid for over fifty years. In utilizing primary source material, including detailed German records captured by the British in 1944 (which remained censored until 1976), Robert Lyman brings to life one of the most courageous and dramatic events to take place in the darkest days of the Second World War.
Hmotnosť: 0.46 kg rozmer: 24.1 cm x 15.8 cm
Hmotnosť: 0.386 kg rozmer: 27.5 cm x 22 cm
Hmotnosť: 0.09 kg rozmer: 20 cm x 14.5 cm
Hmotnosť: 0.092 kg rozmer: 13.8 cm x 9.3 cm
Ice Station Zebra
Fawcett Crest Book 1969
Cena: 1.22 €
Jazyk: anglicky (stav A), brož.
|A classic thriller from the bestselling master of action and suspense.|
The atomic submarine Dolphin has impossible orders: to sail beneath the ice-floes of the Arctic Ocean to locate and rescue the men of weather-station Zebra, gutted by fire and drifting with the ice-pack somewhere north of the Arctic Circle.
But the orders do not say what the Dolphin will find if she succeeds – that the fire at Ice Station Zebra was sabotage, and that one of the survivors is a killer…
Hmotnosť: 0.134 kg rozmer: 17.5 cm x 11.1 cm
Hmotnosť: 0.386 kg rozmer: 28.5 cm x 22.1 cm
Warner Books 1984
Cena: 1.00 €
Jazyk: anglicky 1 P int.vydanie, ISBN - 0-446-32109-5, (stav B), brož.
|Crossing three millennia to Pharaonic Egypt, this tale returns to that land s essences - the war, magic, gods, death and reincarnations, the lusts, ambitions, jealousies, and betrayals.|
Hmotnosť: 0.392 kg rozmer: 18.5 cm x 11.5 cm
Hmotnosť: 0.11 kg rozmer: 16.5 cm x 11.7 cm
Cena: 2.00 €
Jazyk: anglicky ISBN - 0-340-83724-1, (stav A), brož.
|Ali Harris emerges from hospital minus two useless organs: her appendix and her fiance. Winning a dream holiday for two in Antigua should cheer her up - but the holiday is the first prize in Complete Woman magazine s Most Romantic Couple of the Year competition. And there s no way Ali can claim to be one half of Britain s Most Romantic Couple on her own. With a holiday in the offing, Ali s fiance is keen to kiss and make up - but he s not prepared to give up his new girlfriend. So Ali takes matters into her own hands and discovers that revenge is sweet.|
Hmotnosť: 0.286 kg rozmer: 19.7 cm x 13.4 cm
Hmotnosť: 0.356 kg rozmer: 20.5 cm x 12.2 cm
Hmotnosť: 0.19 kg rozmer: 19.4 cm x 13.3 cm