- ONE MAN'S BIBLE
The new novel from the Nobel Prize-winning author of international bestseller `Soul Mountain'. `Unforgettable. "One Man's Bible" burns with a powerfully individualistic fire of intelligence and depth of feeling.' New York Times Moving between the nightmare of the Cultural Revolution and the tentative, limited liberties of the China of the 1990s, `One Man's Bible' weaves memories of a Beijing boyhood and amorous encounters in Hong Kong with a fictionalized account of Gao Xingjian's life under the communist regime - where a single sentence spoken ten years earlier can make one an enemy of the state. A fluid, elegant exploration of memory, This novel is a profound meditation on the essence of writing and exile, on the effects of political oppression on the human spirit - and on how that spirit can triumph.
- Collins Complete Woodworker's Manual
A completely revised, redesigned and updated edition of the definitive woodworker's bible. Woodworker's Manual is the one book every woodworker needs. photographs and illustrations to give the book a contemporary feel, and includes all the new products and techniques developed since the last edition. and other decorative pieces. Starting with the basics -- the nature of wood, the tools required, setting up a workshop -- the book then examines in depth the principles of three-dimensional design, from inspiration to methods of construction. various skills and techniques a woodworker requires. Step-by-step illustrations demonstrate how to make every type of joint, and all the major crafts are given detailed coverage with the same step-by-step approach: bending wood, veneering and marquetry, woodcarving and finishing.Add to this a chapter on using other materials, such as metal, glass and leather, in combination with wood, plus a chapter on fixings and fittings -- and the book has everything you need to complete the job.
- A Pocket Full of Rye (Miss Marple)
A handful of grain is found in the pocket of a murdered businessman... Rex Fortescue, king of a financial empire, was sipping tea in his `counting house' when he suffered an agonising and sudden death. On later inspection, the pockets of the deceased were found to contain traces of cereals. Yet, it was the incident in the parlour which confirmed Jane Marple's suspicion that here she was looking at a case of crime by rhyme...
- Sudden Change Of Heart
In the blockbuster storytelling tradition that is Barbara Taylor Bradford's hallmark, here is an extraordinary novel about a remarkable young woman and the people whose lives she touches. At thirty-one Laura Valiant is a successful art historian who runs her own art advisory and acquisitions company. She and her husband Douglas Casson, a Wall Street lawyer, have a happy marriage marred only by the fact that they are still childless. But Laura's life changes radically in 1997, when her best friend from childhood, Claire Benson, tells her she is dying. Claire, who is divorced, begs Laura to become her daughter Natasha's guardian upon her death. Laura agrees and brings the fifteen-year-old girl to live with them in New York City after Claire dies. It is then that Laura's troubles begin - with Natasha, with the girl's father and grandmother, who suddenly reappear in her life, and with Douglas. Laura's love and trust in her husband are shaken when she discovers he has a secret life apart from her. But it is her problems which force her to examine her own life, and this sets her on a path that inevitably leads her to a series of shattering truths. These revelations give Laura the chance to start a whole new life which promises to give her the happiness and fulfilment she craves. From the streets of Paris and London to the art galleries and art auctions of New York, A Sudden Change of Heart takes the reader on an unforgettable journey where secrets, survival, love and redemption mesmerize the reader from the first page to the last. This is Barbara Taylor Bradford's fifteenth novel and it is told with the emotion and feeling readers have come to expect from one of the world's most beloved authors.
- After the Funeral (Poirot)
The master of a Victorian mansion dies suddenly - and his sister is convinced it was murder.... When Cora is savagely murdered with a hatchet, the extraordinary remark she made the previous day at her brother Richard's funeral suddenly takes on a chilling significance. At the reading of Richard's will, Cora was clearly heard to say: `It's been hushed up very nicely, hasn't it...But he was murdered, wasn't he?' In desperation, the family solicitor turns to Hercule Poirot to unravel the mystery.