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Hand Tool Basics: Woodworking Tools and How to Use Them

**Everything you need to start woodworking with hand tools!**
Hand tool woodworking can be a source of great pride, satisfaction and amazing results–not to mention less noise and sawdust. But there’s a lot to learn, what with a seemingly endless array of chisels and mallets to workbenches and handplanes. You’ll learn proven methods for sharpening your tools, prepping your stock and timeless joinery techniques including mortise-and-tenon joins, dovetails, rabbets and others. Within these pages you’ll find:
Advice for selecting the tools you need and setting up shop
Complete instructions for using the tools you’ll reach for time and again
Tuning processes for keeping your tools sharp and precise
Technique variations and alternate methods so you can decide what works best for you
Take the mystery out of hand tools and experience the satisfaction of crafting something truly handmade.

The Hand of Ethelberta

Adventuress and opportunist, Ethelberta reinvents herself to disguise her humble origins, launching a brilliant career as a society poet in London with her family acting incognito as her servants. Turning the male-dominated literary world to her advantage, she happily exploits the attentions of four very different suitors. Will she bestow her hand upon the richest of them, or on the man she loves? Ethelberta Petherwin, alias Berta Chickerel, moves with easy grace between her multiple identities, cleverly managing a tissue of lies to aid her meteoric rise. In The Hand of Ethelberta (1876), Hardy drew on conventions of popular romances, illustrated weeklies, plays, fashion plates and even his wife’s diary in this comic story of a woman in control of her destiny.
**Recensie(s)**

The Hand of Ethelberta is … a portrait of two artists – Ethelberta Petherwin and Thomas Hardy … –Tim Dolin The Hand of Ethelberta is a portrait of two artists Ethelberta Petherwin and Thomas Hardy Tim Dolin The Hand of Ethelberta is a portrait of two artists Ethelberta Petherwin and Thomas Hardy Tim Dolin The Hand of Ethelberta is … a portrait of two artists – Ethelberta Petherwin and Thomas Hardy … –Tim Dolin
(source: Bol.com)

Hand in Glove

Hand in Glove (Roderick Alleyn Series #22) by Ngaio Marsh
Who had a hand in the murder of a country gent?
All manner of friction fills the English country house shared by genteel retiree Percival Pyke Period and fuddy-duddy lawyer Harry Cartell. Until one of them, after a flamboyant dowager’s treasure hunt party, is found murdered-face down in the mire of an open drain. Which of Superintendent Roderick Alleyn’s suspects-linked by a tangled set of relationships-wore a crucial, missing pair of gloves to commit this dirty deed?

Hamlet

Among Shakespeare’s plays, “Hamlet” is considered by many his masterpiece. Among actors, the role of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, is considered the jewel in the crown of a triumphant theatrical career. Now Kenneth Branagh plays the leading role and co-directs a brillant ensemble performance. Three generations of legendary leading actors, many of whom first assembled for the Oscar-winning film “Henry” V, gather here to perform the rarely heard complete version of the play. This clear, subtly nuanced, stunning dramatization, presented by The Renaissance Theatre Company in association with “Bbc” Broadcasting, features such luminaries as Sir John Gielgud, Derek Jacobi, Emma Thompson and Christopher Ravenscroft. It combines a full cast with stirring music and sound effects to bring this magnificent Shakespearen classic vividly to life. Revealing new riches with each listening, this production of “Hamlet” is an invaluable aid for students, teachers and all true lovers of Shakespeare — a recording to be treasured for decades to come.

Ham on Rye

In *Ham on Rye*, what is widely hailed as the best of his many novels, Charles Bukowski details the long, lonely years of his own hardscrabble youth in the raw voice of alter ego Henry Chinaski. From a harrowingly cheerless childhood in Germany through acne-riddled high school years and his adolescent discoveries of alcohol, women, and the Los Angeles Public Library’s collection of D. H. Lawrence, *Ham on Rye* offers a crude, brutal, and savagely funny portrait of an outcast’s coming-of-age during the desperate days of the Great Depression.
**Recensie(s)**

Very funny, very sad, and despite its self-congratulatory tone, honest in most of the right places. In many ways, Bukowski may have been the perfect writer to describe post-war southern California – a land of wide, flat spaces with nothing worth seeing, so you might as well vanish into yourself. In an age of conformity, Bukowski wrote about the people nobody wanted to be: the ugly, the selfish, the lonely, the mad. * * The Observer * * Sometimes funny and always sad, Ham on Rye is written in an admirably hard, bare, vivid style. It offers grim insights into the construction of masculinity and American life between the wars. Doyle’s introduction is excellent. * * Times Literary Supplement * * Both powerful and, where appropriate, extremely funny. * * Sunday Telegraph * * The largely autobiographical Ham On Rye is also suprisingly reflective, humane, tremendously evocative and absorbingly readable. * * The Times * *
(source: Bol.com)

Hallowe’en Party

Famous crime novelist Ariadne Oliver, visiting her friend Judith Butler in the little town of Woodleigh Common, is invited to a Hallowe’en Party put on by society hostess Mrs Rowena Drake for the local teenagers. During her preparations for the party, the conversation turns to Ariadne’s grisly novels. One of the teenagers, Joyce Reynolds, boasts that she once witnessed a murder, although she didn’t realise at the time what she’d seen. Convinced that she is just trying to attract attention, no-one believes her – but later she is found tragically drowned in an apple-bobbing tub. Distraught, Ariadne decides to call upon the services of her old friend Hercule Poirot to solve the case. Assuming that Joyce was killed because of what she said, Poirot knows he must find out if the teenager was telling the truth. If so, there is not just one death for him to investigate, but two… Starring John Moffatt as Hercule Poirot, with Stephanie Cole as Ariadne Oliver.
2 CDs. 1 hr 30 mins.
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Half the Blood of Brooklyn

SUMMARY: “One of the most remarkable prose stylists to emerge from the noir tradition in this century.”–Stephen King“Hard-boiled horror, pulp noir vampires, decaying urban souls– you’re gonna need a shower after this one. . . . [Huston] kicks down the door of horror.”–Fangoria, on Already DeadThere’s only so much room on the Island, only so much blood, and Manhattan’s Vampyre Clans aren’t interested in sharing. So when the Vyrus-infected dregs of New York’s outer boroughs start creeping across the bridges and through the tunnels, the Clans want to know why. Bad luck for PI and general hard case Joe Pitt. See, Joe used to be a Rogue, used to work off his own dime, picked his own gigs, but tight times and a terminally ill girlfriend pushed him into the arms of the renegade Society Clan. Now he has all the cash and blood he needs, but at a steep price. The price tonight is crossing the bridge, rolling to Coney Island, finding the Freak Clan, and figuring out what’s driving that bunch of savages to scratch at the Society’s door. No need to look far. The answer lies around the corner in Gravesend. Convenient, all those graves.From uptown to the boardwalk, war drums are beating. Murderous family feuds and personal grudges are being drawn and brandished, along with the long knives. Blood will spill and, big surprise, Joe’s in the middle. But hey, why should this night be different from any other?Sunset to sunrise: put off a war, keep your head attached to your neck, and save your girl. Check. Joe’s on the case. Praise for Charlie Huston and his Joe Pitt novels“In conceiving his world (a New York City divided by vampire clans, each with different reasons to hate Pitt), Huston gives a fading genre a fresh afterlife. [Grade:] A.”–Entertainment Weekly “[Huston] creates a world that is at once supernatural and totally familiar, imaginative, and utterly convincing.”–The Philadelphia Inquirer

Half Bad

**Meet Nathan Byrn . . .**
He’s half White Witch, half Black Witch.
His mother was a healer, his father is a killer.
He’s been kept in a cage since he was fourteen.
But if White Witches are good and Black Witches are evil, what happens if you are both?
‘A book about witches with no owls and not a pair of round spectacles in sight. The new *Hunger Games,*I suspect… Brilliant and utterly compelling – I loved it.’ **Kate Atkinson, author of *Life after Life*and *Behind the Scenes of the Museum***
‘Teens rejoice: the inheritor to Stephenie Meyer’s crown has arrived.’ **Fiona Wilson, The Times**
‘Edgy, arresting and brilliantly written, *Half Bad* grips you from the first page and doesn’t let go.’ **Michael Grant, author of *Gone***
‘A brilliant debut that is both deeply unique and unsettling, one that chilled me to the bone and broke my heart even as I sped through its pages. This will haunt you.’ **Marie Lu, author of *Legend***
‘Take our word for it, this book is going to be huge.’ **Stylist**
‘Brilliantly paced with more than a few nasty surprises, *Half Bad* is a wickedly addictive read that will capture the imagination of any fan of YA fiction.’ **Starburst**
‘Not since the Harry Potter books – yes, I said it! – have I felt so fully immersed in an author’s creation… I couldn’t be more stoked over *Half Bad*, and this launch novel of a trilogy truly deserves all the hype surrounding it – and much more…’ **Amanda Hurley, Inkwood Books**
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Hair in All the Wrong Places 2

Excessive shedding. A creepy floating man. A strange new teacher. It must be Monday. Being a werewolf is no picnic. Colin’s constantly hungry, spends a ton of time shaving, and fights to keep his emotions in check to avoid turning into a giant, drooling, hairy, smelly, howling wolf. But Colin’s not the only creature hanging around the town of Elkwood. Vampires, zombies, goblins, ogres, and other questionable visitors and their various shenanigans have got everyone on edge. Colin just wants to live a normal life, date, and get his homework done on time. But the town of Elkwood needs him. So when a secret government organization asks for his help, will he be able to control the animal inside, or will he give in to the perils of growing up werewolf?

Hades

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Hades by Russell Andrews
Police Chief Justin Westwood is content to escape his big-city past in sleepy East End Harbor, but the brutal murder of a Wall Street shark is about to change all that—not least because Westwood was in bed with the victim’s wife at the time.National bestselling author Russell Andrews returns with an intricately layered novel of suspense, as Justin Westwood tries to clear himself of involvement in murder while a multinational financial conspiracy brings destruction in its wake. Westwood is willing to do whatever it takes to solve this crime, even if it means teaming up with an FBI agent who once broke his heart. A trail of dead bodies draws him back home to Providence, RI, where he must deal with his own personal demons as well as reconnect with troubling memories of the past. Here he will discover a complex corporate scam with unimaginably murky depths, and at the heart of it an evil, scheming intelligence and a deadly temptress whose greatest joy lies in human suffering and death. HADES is a dark and atmospheric tale of obscene wealth and sadistic violence, opposed by one flawed but honorable man.

Hacking Matter

Programmable matter is probably not the next technological revolution, nor even perhaps the one after that. But it’s coming, and when it does, it will change our lives as much as any invention ever has. Imagine being able to program matter itself-to change it, with the click of a cursor, from hard to soft, from paper to stone, from fluorescent to super-reflective to invisible. Supported by organizations ranging from Levi Strauss and IBM to the Defense Department, solid-state physicists in renowned laboratories are working to make it a reality. In this dazzling investigation, Wil McCarthy visits the laboratories and talks with the researchers who are developing this extraordinary technology, describes how they are learning to control it, and tells us where all this will lead. The possibilities are truly astonishing.

**Recensie(s)**

The book’s science is solid and McCarthy’s fervor genuinely infectious. The future never felt so close.
(source: Bol.com)

Hack Imperfect

With Lucian dead, Amanda offers Shaun and Vanessa a better place to live than their underground hideout in the sewers, but there’s a reason that they both hide out down here.
Vanessa’s actions as part of a group of Online activists made her some enemies, one of which is still hunting her down.
Amanda must dig into Vanessa’s past to put these demons to rest, freeing Vanessa from this witch-hunt.
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The Tales of the Magi Saga are supplementary short stories set within the world of the Magi Saga.
The stories usually take place somewhere in the timeline of the main Magi Saga books but can be read separately as well.
Hack Imperfect takes place between Magi Rising and Magi Edge, books 2 and 3 of the Magi Saga.

Guns, germs, and steel: the fates of human societies

SUMMARY: With a new chapter. The phenomenal bestseller-over 1.5 million copies sold-is now a major PBS special. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Guns, Germs, and Steel is a brilliant work answering the question of why the peoples of certain continents succeeded in invading other continents and conquering or displacing their peoples. This edition includes a new chapter on Japan and all-new illustrations drawn from the television series. Until around 11,000 BC, all peoples were still Stone Age hunter/gatherers. At that point, a great divide occurred in the rates that human societies evolved. In Eurasia, parts of the Americas, and Africa, farming became the prevailing mode of existence when indigenous wild plants and animals were domesticated by prehistoric planters and herders. As Jared Diamond vividly reveals, the very people who gained a head start in producing food would collide with preliterate cultures, shaping the modern world through conquest, displacement, and genocide. The paths that lead from scattered centers of food to broad bands of settlement had a great deal to do with climate and geography. But how did differences in societies arise? Why weren’t native Australians, Americans, or Africans the ones to colonize Europe? Diamond dismantles pernicious racial theories tracing societal differences to biological differences. He assembles convincing evidence linking germs to domestication of animals, germs that Eurasians then spread in epidemic proportions in their voyages of discovery. In its sweep, Guns, Germs and Steel encompasses the rise of agriculture, technology, writing, government, and religion, providing a unifying theory of human history as intriguing as the histories of dinosaurs and glaciers. 32 illustrations.

Guilty Pleasures: An Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Novel

**Meet Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, in the first novel in the #1 *New York Times* bestselling series that “blends the genres of romance, horror and adventure with stunning panache”(Diana Gabaldon). **
Laurell K. Hamilton’s bestselling series has captured readers’ wildest imaginations and addicted them to a seductive world where supernatural hungers collide with the desires of the human heart, starring a heroine like no other…
Anita Blake is small, dark, and dangerous. Her turf is the city of St. Louis. Her job: re-animating the dead and killing the undead who take things too far. But when the city’s most powerful vampire asks her to solve a series of vicious slayings, Anita must confront her greatest fear—her undeniable attraction to master vampire Jean-Claude, one of the creatures she is sworn to destroy…
**“What *The Da Vinci Code* did for the religious thriller, the Anita Blake series has done for the vampire novel.”—*USA Today***
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**Praise for Laurell K. Hamilton and the Anita Blake Novels**
“Hamilton remains one of the most inventive and exciting writers in the paranormal field.”—#1 *New York Times* bestselling author Charlaine Harris
“If you’ve never read this series, I highly recommend/strongly suggest having the Anita Blake experience. Vampires, zombies, and shifters, oh my! And trust me, these are not your daughter’s vampires.”—Literati Book Reviews
“A sex-positive, kick-ass female protagonist.”—Starburst 
“Number one New York Times bestseller Hamilton is still thrilling fans…with her amazing multifaceted characters and intricate multilayered world, a mix of erotic romance, crime drama, and paranormal/fantasy fiction. Her descriptive prose is gritty and raw, with a mosaic of humor and horror to tell this complex, well-detailed story. But it’s her enigmatic stable of stars that continues to shine, managing their improbable interpersonal relationship dynamics.”—*Library Journal*
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The book which introduced Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, to the world. Exciting, thrilling and addictive…

Guilty Pleasures

*He wants her caught. She just wants* him.
Ex-army ranger Jonathon Reece needs to prove himself with his new job at Lazarus Security. And his first big assignment is to hunt down a fugitive wanted for murder. But his cut-and-dried case suddenly gets a lot juicier – and way more complicated – when the fugitive in question is a scorchin’-hot gal who won’t take “you’re under arrest” for an answer!Normally, Mara Findlay would be delighted to have a nice piece of man like Jon hot on her tail – on the road and in bed! But having been framed for murder and eluding authorities (even sexy ones!) is taking its toll. Worse still, it looks like the only way out of this mess is by teaming up with the one man determined to haul her in. Unless she can exploit his one weakness…her!

Guilty Pleasures

A steamy collection from Bertrice Small, who ”creates cover-to-cover passion” (Publishers Weekly)

Carla, Tiffany, Nina, and J.P. have already gotten major play on The Channel, a secret, women-only interactive cable network. Now they’ll carry out even more fantasies with a collection of seductive characters they would only meet in their dreams…

The women entangle themselves with pirates, sultans, regency rakes, and even movie stars. And then there’s Maureen Flynn, new to The Channel. She’s an au pair from Ireland whose fantasy of choice is with a brawny Celtic warrior. Will he turn her on to The Channel like those that came before her?

(source: Bol.com)