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  • The Full Cupboard of Life

  • Alexander McCall Smith , Abacus , 2004

Mma Ramotswe, who became engaged to Mr J.L.B Matekoni at the end of "The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency", remains unmarried. She wonders when a day for the wedding will be named, but is anxious to avoid putting too much pressure on her fiance. For indeed he has other things on his mind - notably a frightening request made of him by Mma Potokwani, pushy matron of the Orphan Farm.

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Mma Ramotswe, who became engaged to Mr J.L.B Matekoni at the end of "The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency", remains unmarried. She wonders when a day for the wedding will be named, but is anxious to avoid putting too much pressure on her fiance. For indeed he has other things on his mind - notably a frightening request made of him by Mma Potokwani, pushy matron of the Orphan Farm.

  • The Hound of the Baskervilles

  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle , Penguin Books Ltd , 1981

When the body of Sir Charles Baskerville is found in his garden, there are no signs to explain his death. Did he die of fright? Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson have another mysterious case to solve. The terrible spectacle of the beast, the fog of the moor, the discovery of a body, this classic horror story pits detective against dog. When Sir Charles Baskerville is found dead on the wild Devon moorland with the footprints of a giant hound nearby, the blame is placed on a family curse. It is left to Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson to solve the mystery of the legend of the phantom hound before Sir Charles' heir comes to an equally gruesome end. The Hound Of The Baskervilles gripped readers when it was first serialised and has continued to hold its place in the popular imagination.

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When the body of Sir Charles Baskerville is found in his garden, there are no signs to explain his death. Did he die of fright? Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson have another mysterious case to solve. The terrible spectacle of the beast, the fog of the moor, the discovery of a body, this classic horror story pits detective against dog. When Sir Charles Baskerville is found dead on the wild Devon moorland with the footprints of a giant hound nearby, the blame is placed on a family curse. It is left to Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson to solve the mystery of the legend of the phantom hound before Sir Charles' heir comes to an equally gruesome end. The Hound Of The Baskervilles gripped readers when it was first serialised and has continued to hold its place in the popular imagination.

  • The Return of the Spot

  • Walsh, G. & Thompson, J. , The King's England Press

Along comes Gez Walsh with another collection of odd odes and dubious ditties. Apart from old favourites such as Wilf, the central character, trying to come to terms with the knowledge that life is just the pits (or maybe the zits?) sometimes, we have the wilder flights of Gez\'s fantasy, embodied in the \"Rocking Vicar\" and the tale of \"Poorly Julie\" who ate that most unhealthy of foods, broccoli, and \"Grandma\", who mistakenly nibbled rabbit droppings. Giggle again at the rude, crude lewdness of it all and join the Gez Walsh fan club with its growing band of spotmaniacs. Kids! - if you\'ve ever suffered the embarrassment of watching your dad disco dancing at a party whilst telling everyone he\'s Baby Spice, this book is for you!

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Along comes Gez Walsh with another collection of odd odes and dubious ditties. Apart from old favourites such as Wilf, the central character, trying to come to terms with the knowledge that life is just the pits (or maybe the zits?) sometimes, we have the wilder flights of Gez\'s fantasy, embodied in the \"Rocking Vicar\" and the tale of \"Poorly Julie\" who ate that most unhealthy of foods, broccoli, and \"Grandma\", who mistakenly nibbled rabbit droppings. Giggle again at the rude, crude lewdness of it all and join the Gez Walsh fan club with its growing band of spotmaniacs. Kids! - if you\'ve ever suffered the embarrassment of watching your dad disco dancing at a party whilst telling everyone he\'s Baby Spice, this book is for you!

  • The Tesseract

  • Alex Garland , Penguin , 1998

In less than an hour, Sean has a meeting with a mestizo gangster. On the other side of town, Rosa listens for her husband’s car, and thirteen-year-old Vincente is watching for the man who pays money for street-kids’ dreams. Tonight, these disparate lives will violently collide ...

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In less than an hour, Sean has a meeting with a mestizo gangster. On the other side of town, Rosa listens for her husband’s car, and thirteen-year-old Vincente is watching for the man who pays money for street-kids’ dreams. Tonight, these disparate lives will violently collide ...

  • New Directions: Reading, Writing, and Critical Thinking (Cambridge Academic Writing Collection)

  • Peter S. Gardner , Cambridge University Press , 2005

New Directions, Second Edition is a thematic reading-writing book aimed at the most advanced ESL learners. The Student's Book prepares students for the rigors of college-level writing by having them read long, challenging, authentic readings as a precursor to writing. This emphasis on reading gives New Directions its distinctive character. Each of the five topic-based chapters contains three core readings and five additional readings. The readings come from a variety of genres and are accompanied by exercise material. The second edition represents a major revision. It contains two entirely new chapters and many new readings and activities in the other three. Another significant new feature is a section at the end of the first chapter that takes students through the writing process. Students work through it for their first writing assignment and return to this thorough treatment of the writing process for each subsequent major writing assignment.

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New Directions, Second Edition is a thematic reading-writing book aimed at the most advanced ESL learners. The Student's Book prepares students for the rigors of college-level writing by having them read long, challenging, authentic readings as a precursor to writing. This emphasis on reading gives New Directions its distinctive character. Each of the five topic-based chapters contains three core readings and five additional readings. The readings come from a variety of genres and are accompanied by exercise material. The second edition represents a major revision. It contains two entirely new chapters and many new readings and activities in the other three. Another significant new feature is a section at the end of the first chapter that takes students through the writing process. Students work through it for their first writing assignment and return to this thorough treatment of the writing process for each subsequent major writing assignment.

  • Poetry and Prose Appreciation for Overseas Students

  • L.G. Alexander , Longman , 1976

This book is intended for students whose mother tongue is not English but who are studing English literature, and teaches students how to appreciate and criticise creative writing

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This book is intended for students whose mother tongue is not English but who are studing English literature, and teaches students how to appreciate and criticise creative writing

  • Study Reading : A Course in Reading Skills for Academic Purposes (2nd Edn.)

  • Glendinning, E.H.. & Holmström, B. , Cambridge University Press , 2004

Study Reading is a course for learners of intermediate level or above who need to develop their reading skills for study purposes. It is ideal for students working on their own, and contains a detailed answer key. The book is divided into three parts. Part 1 introduces basic reading skills. Part 2 is theme based, with texts from a variety of disciplines, and aims to extend the skills introduced in Part 1. Part 3 covers the reading skills required for project, dissertation and thesis work. By doing a variety of task-based, problem-solving activities – and through direct advice - learners are encouraged to refine their reading strategies through exposure to the ideas of others. The Second Edition of Study Reading includes more recent texts in the academic disciplines represented and also takes account of new media, including on-line resources. Activities are also included for IELTS practice.

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Study Reading is a course for learners of intermediate level or above who need to develop their reading skills for study purposes. It is ideal for students working on their own, and contains a detailed answer key. The book is divided into three parts. Part 1 introduces basic reading skills. Part 2 is theme based, with texts from a variety of disciplines, and aims to extend the skills introduced in Part 1. Part 3 covers the reading skills required for project, dissertation and thesis work. By doing a variety of task-based, problem-solving activities – and through direct advice - learners are encouraged to refine their reading strategies through exposure to the ideas of others. The Second Edition of Study Reading includes more recent texts in the academic disciplines represented and also takes account of new media, including on-line resources. Activities are also included for IELTS practice.

  • An A-Z of British Life

  • Adrian Room , Oxford University Press , 1990

This book gives up-to-date information on all aspects of British life and institutions. It explains everything that other nationalities find interesting, amusing, puzzling or even frustrating about Britain and the British

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This book gives up-to-date information on all aspects of British life and institutions. It explains everything that other nationalities find interesting, amusing, puzzling or even frustrating about Britain and the British

  • Dictionary of Britain - An A-Z of the British way of life

  • Adrian Room , Oxford University Press , 1986

This book gives up-to-date information on all aspects of British life and institutions. It explains everything that other nationalities find interesting, amusing or puzzling about Britain and the British

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This book gives up-to-date information on all aspects of British life and institutions. It explains everything that other nationalities find interesting, amusing or puzzling about Britain and the British

  • Epistemic Cultures - How the Sciences Make Knowledge

  • Karin Knorr Cetina , Harvard University Press , 1999

Comtemporary western societies are becoming "knowledge societies," that run on expert processes and expert systems epitomised by science and structured into all areas of social life. By looking at epistemic cultures in two sample cases, this book addresses pressing questions about how such expert systems and processes work, what principles inform their cognitive and procedural orientations and whether their organisation, structures and operations can be extended to other forms of social order

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Comtemporary western societies are becoming "knowledge societies," that run on expert processes and expert systems epitomised by science and structured into all areas of social life. By looking at epistemic cultures in two sample cases, this book addresses pressing questions about how such expert systems and processes work, what principles inform their cognitive and procedural orientations and whether their organisation, structures and operations can be extended to other forms of social order

  • Insights 1

  • Field, Graham & Peacock , IATEFL , 1996

The insights provided by this book are of two main types. On the one hand, there are those which relate to the classroom and to practice. On the other, there are also insights into the principles which lie behind good practice

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The insights provided by this book are of two main types. On the one hand, there are those which relate to the classroom and to practice. On the other, there are also insights into the principles which lie behind good practice

  • Life In The Freezer

  • Alistair Fothergill , BBC Books , 1993

"Life in the Freezer" is an exciting new natural history of the Antarctic. Less celebrated than its northern equivalent, it boasts an equal blend of extraordinary wildlife and stunning scenery. In this book, Alastair Fothergill traces the region's seasonal cycle and explains how marine, mammal, bird and plant life survive in one of the harshest climates on earth

"Life in the Freezer" is an exciting new natural history of the Antarctic. Less celebrated than its northern equivalent, it boasts an equal blend of extraordinary wildlife and stunning scenery. In this book, Alastair Fothergill traces the region's seasonal cycle and explains how marine, mammal, bird and plant life survive in one of the harshest climates on earth

  • Mantegna and Bellini: A Renaissance Family

  • Caroline Campbell, Dagmar Korbacher, Neville Rowley, Sarah Vowles, Andrea De Marchi , Yale University Press , 2018

An innovative study of the relationship between Andrea Mantegna and Giovanni Bellini, two masters of the Italian Renaissance Andrea Mantegna (c. 1431-1506) and Giovanni Bellini (active c. 1459; died 1516) each produced groundbreaking paintings, marked by pictorial and technical innovations, that are among the masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance. Exploring the fruitful dynamic between Mantegna's inventive compositional approach and interest in classical antiquity and Bellini's passion for landscape painting, this fascinating volume examines how these two artists, who were also brothers-in-law, influenced and responded to each other's work. Full of new insights and captivating juxtapositions-including comparisons of each of the artist's depictions of the Agony in the Garden and the Presentation to the Temple-this study reveals that neither Mantegna's nor Bellini's achievements can be fully understood in isolation and that their continuous creative exchanges shaped the work of both.

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An innovative study of the relationship between Andrea Mantegna and Giovanni Bellini, two masters of the Italian Renaissance Andrea Mantegna (c. 1431-1506) and Giovanni Bellini (active c. 1459; died 1516) each produced groundbreaking paintings, marked by pictorial and technical innovations, that are among the masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance. Exploring the fruitful dynamic between Mantegna's inventive compositional approach and interest in classical antiquity and Bellini's passion for landscape painting, this fascinating volume examines how these two artists, who were also brothers-in-law, influenced and responded to each other's work. Full of new insights and captivating juxtapositions-including comparisons of each of the artist's depictions of the Agony in the Garden and the Presentation to the Temple-this study reveals that neither Mantegna's nor Bellini's achievements can be fully understood in isolation and that their continuous creative exchanges shaped the work of both.

  • Secrets of Lost Empires

  • Michael Barnes, Robin Brightwell, Adriana von Hagen, Mark Lehner & Cynthia Page , BBC Books , 1996

Throughout the world lie the ruins of some of the greatest civilisations the world has ever seen but it remains a mystery how such structures were accomplished without the aid of modern technology. In this book, engineers, architects, archaeologists and others work together to re-create past glories using the tools of the time. Accompanied by the BBC documentary on DVD

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Throughout the world lie the ruins of some of the greatest civilisations the world has ever seen but it remains a mystery how such structures were accomplished without the aid of modern technology. In this book, engineers, architects, archaeologists and others work together to re-create past glories using the tools of the time. Accompanied by the BBC documentary on DVD

  • The Language Web

  • Jean Aitchison , Cambridge University Press , 1997

In this book, Jean Aitchison discusses, among other things, the evolution of language in the human species and how it is acquired by children

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In this book, Jean Aitchison discusses, among other things, the evolution of language in the human species and how it is acquired by children

  • In Other Words : A coursebook on Translation

  • Mona Baker , Routledge , 1992

This book addresses the need for a systematic approach to training in translation studies by drawing on Key areas in modern linguistic theory and relating them to a number of translation problems and strategies.

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This book addresses the need for a systematic approach to training in translation studies by drawing on Key areas in modern linguistic theory and relating them to a number of translation problems and strategies.

  • In Other Words: A Coursebook on Translation

  • Baker, M. , Routledge , 2011

This best-selling textbook written by Mona Baker, a leading international figure in translation studies, is the essential coursebook for any student studying in this field. Assuming no knowledge of foreign languages, In Other Words offers both a practical and theoretical guide to translation studies, and provides an important foundation for training professional translators. The second edition has been fully revised to reflect recent developments in the field and new features include: A new chapter that addresses issues of ethics and ideology, in response to increased pressures on translators and interpreters to demonstrate accountability and awareness of the social impact of their decisions. Examples and exercises from new genres such as audiovisual translation, scientific translation, oral interpreting, website translation, and news/media translation. New project-driven exercises designed to support MA dissertation work Updated references and further reading. A companion website featuring further examples and tasks

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This best-selling textbook written by Mona Baker, a leading international figure in translation studies, is the essential coursebook for any student studying in this field. Assuming no knowledge of foreign languages, In Other Words offers both a practical and theoretical guide to translation studies, and provides an important foundation for training professional translators. The second edition has been fully revised to reflect recent developments in the field and new features include: A new chapter that addresses issues of ethics and ideology, in response to increased pressures on translators and interpreters to demonstrate accountability and awareness of the social impact of their decisions. Examples and exercises from new genres such as audiovisual translation, scientific translation, oral interpreting, website translation, and news/media translation. New project-driven exercises designed to support MA dissertation work Updated references and further reading. A companion website featuring further examples and tasks

  • Is That Fish in Your Ear?

  • David Bellos , Penguin UK , 2012

Is That a Fish in Your Ear? by David Bellos asks: how do we really make ourselves understood to other people? This funny, wise and life-affirming language book shows how, from puns to poetry, news bulletins to the Bible, Asterix to Swedish films, translation is at the heart of everything we do - and makes us who we are. Selected by The New York Times as one of the 100 Notable Books of 2011 'A wonderful, witty book ... richly original, endlessly fascinating ... for anyone interested in words' Economist, Books of the Year 'A scintillating bouillabaisse ... spiced with good and provocative things' Literary Review 'Dazzlingly inventive' The New York Times 'Clear and lively ... There is nothing quite like it' Spectator

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Is That a Fish in Your Ear? by David Bellos asks: how do we really make ourselves understood to other people? This funny, wise and life-affirming language book shows how, from puns to poetry, news bulletins to the Bible, Asterix to Swedish films, translation is at the heart of everything we do - and makes us who we are. Selected by The New York Times as one of the 100 Notable Books of 2011 'A wonderful, witty book ... richly original, endlessly fascinating ... for anyone interested in words' Economist, Books of the Year 'A scintillating bouillabaisse ... spiced with good and provocative things' Literary Review 'Dazzlingly inventive' The New York Times 'Clear and lively ... There is nothing quite like it' Spectator

A journey through some of the finest moments of acoustic guitar performances from the BBC archives, from Jimmy Page\'s television debut in 1958 to Oasis and Biffy Clyro.

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A journey through some of the finest moments of acoustic guitar performances from the BBC archives, from Jimmy Page\'s television debut in 1958 to Oasis and Biffy Clyro.

Just how did the Devil get inside our heads? And who put him there? For Halloween, award-winning comedy writer and performer Andy Hamilton (creator and star of Radio 4's acclaimed infernal comedy Old Harry's Game) explores just who the devil Satan is, where he comes from and what he has been up to all this time.

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Just how did the Devil get inside our heads? And who put him there? For Halloween, award-winning comedy writer and performer Andy Hamilton (creator and star of Radio 4's acclaimed infernal comedy Old Harry's Game) explores just who the devil Satan is, where he comes from and what he has been up to all this time.

A programme exploring the work of crime writer James Ellroy, whose credits include LA Confidential, The Black Dahlia and My Dark Places, the latter a harrowing memoir of his own mother\'s murder.

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A programme exploring the work of crime writer James Ellroy, whose credits include LA Confidential, The Black Dahlia and My Dark Places, the latter a harrowing memoir of his own mother\'s murder.

One year, six continents, 80 rituals - smoking babies, naked men festivals, cargo cults and serpent-handling. From Taoism in China to a Voodoo mass in West Africa, Pete Owen Jones presents the definitive guide to faith on earth.

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One year, six continents, 80 rituals - smoking babies, naked men festivals, cargo cults and serpent-handling. From Taoism in China to a Voodoo mass in West Africa, Pete Owen Jones presents the definitive guide to faith on earth.

Pete Owen Jones's epic journey exploring the world's beliefs continues in the Middle East, where he encounters an unknown side to a land scarred by religious strife.

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Pete Owen Jones's epic journey exploring the world's beliefs continues in the Middle East, where he encounters an unknown side to a land scarred by religious strife.

Pete Owen Jones's adventures continue as he embarks on the American leg of his religious odyssey to find out why, when it comes to ritual, anything goes.

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Pete Owen Jones's adventures continue as he embarks on the American leg of his religious odyssey to find out why, when it comes to ritual, anything goes.

After examining 49 faiths, Pete Owen Jones journeys from the Nepalese Himalayas to the south of India to make sense of the mystery of Indian religions, including the transmigration of the soul, karma, the pantheon of gods and the high regard for gurus.

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After examining 49 faiths, Pete Owen Jones journeys from the Nepalese Himalayas to the south of India to make sense of the mystery of Indian religions, including the transmigration of the soul, karma, the pantheon of gods and the high regard for gurus.

2015 marks the 40th anniversary of tennis legend Arthur Ashe lifting the Wimbledon men's singles title. From boyhood in segregated America to becoming one of the world's opinion-formers, Ashe's story is told poignantly by his brother Johnnie, along with friends Stan Smith, Donald Dell and rivals like Ilie Nastase.

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2015 marks the 40th anniversary of tennis legend Arthur Ashe lifting the Wimbledon men's singles title. From boyhood in segregated America to becoming one of the world's opinion-formers, Ashe's story is told poignantly by his brother Johnnie, along with friends Stan Smith, Donald Dell and rivals like Ilie Nastase.

Matt Smith counts down the top 50 goals of the last twenty years by the current Champions League holders. Featuring Ronaldinho, Rivaldo and the majestic Messi.

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Matt Smith counts down the top 50 goals of the last twenty years by the current Champions League holders. Featuring Ronaldinho, Rivaldo and the majestic Messi.

Series of concerts featuring musicians from around the world at LSO St Luke\'s in London\'s East End. The late James Brown, aka the Godfather of Soul, is joined by a 19-piece band including two drummers, three backing vocalists, two dancers in hot pants and a brass section.

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Series of concerts featuring musicians from around the world at LSO St Luke\'s in London\'s East End. The late James Brown, aka the Godfather of Soul, is joined by a 19-piece band including two drummers, three backing vocalists, two dancers in hot pants and a brass section.

Having previously investigated the architecture of Hitler and Stalin's regimes, Jonathan Meades turns his attention to another notorious 20th-century European dictator, Mussolini.

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Having previously investigated the architecture of Hitler and Stalin's regimes, Jonathan Meades turns his attention to another notorious 20th-century European dictator, Mussolini.

A documentary following Manchester City FC during the 2009/2010 season.

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A documentary following Manchester City FC during the 2009/2010 season.