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Royaume Magique à Vendre!, Tome 4

Troublesome magical trickster Horris Kew has unleashed a powerful evil sorcerer who’s bent on ruling Landover. And that means destroying its king, Ben Holiday.

Royal Blood

The Royal Spyness series continues with an all-new mystery of “the British monarchy…a wedding in Transylvania…[and] wonderful characters.” (#1 New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris). Penniless and thirty-fourth in line to the throne, Lady Georgiana Rannoch finds herself in a truly draining state of affairs. To escape her hateful brother, Georgie accepts an invitation from the Queen to represent the royals at a wedding in Transylvania. But at the macabre- looking castle, Georgie finds the bride with blood running down her chin, and a wedding guest is poisoned. Now it’s up to Georgie to save the nuptial festivities before the couple’s vows become: to love and to cherish, till undeath do them part…

Royal assassin

EDITORIAL REVIEW: Young Fitz, the illegitimate son of the noble Prince Chivalry, is ignored by all royalty except the devious King Shrewd, who has had him tutored him in the dark arts of the assassin. He has barely survived his first, soul-shattering mission, and returns to the court where he is thrown headfirst into the tumult of royal life. With the King near death, and Fitz’s only ally off on a seemingly hopeless quest, the throne itself is threatened. Meanwhile, the treacherous Red Ship Raiders have renewed their attacks on the Six Duchies, slaughtering the inhabitants of entire seaside towns. In this time of great peril, it soon becomes clear that the fate of the kingdom may rest in Fitz’s hands–and his role in its salvation may require the ultimate sacrifice.

Round the World in Eighty Days

Phileas Fogg is living quietly in London. Then he makes a bet that he can travel around the world in eighty days. The result is a crazy, exciting race against time across Europe, Asia and America…

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Rough Weather

A hurricane hinders a kidnapping and Spenser goes on a search for the man responsible— the infamous Gray Man, who has both helped and hunted Spenser in the past.Heidi Bradshaw is wealthy, beautiful, and well connected —and she needs Spenser’s help. In a most unlikely request, Heidi, a notorious gold digger recently separated from her latest husband, recruits the Boston P.I. to accompany her to her private island, Tashtego. The reason? To attend her daughter’s wedding as a sort of stand-in husband and protector. Spenser consents, but only after it is established that his beloved Susan Silverman will also be in attendance.It should be a straightforward job for Spenser: show up for appearances, have some drinks, and spend some quality time with Susan. But when Spenser’s old nemesis Rugar—the Gray Man—arrives, Spenser realizes that something is amiss. A storm, a kidnapping, and murder tear apart what should be a joyous occasion, and Rugar is seemingly at the center of it all. The only thing is that the sloppy kidnapping is not Rugar’s style—as Spenser knows from past encounters. With six dead bodies and more questions than he can process, Spenser begins a search for answers—and the Gray Man.With its razor-sharp dialogue, crisply etched characters, and high-wire narrative tension, Rough Weatheronce again proves that “Robert B. Parker is a force of nature” (The Boston Globe).

The Rough Guide to Sweden

The Rough Guide to Sweden is an insider”s guide to one of Europe”s least known countries. This fully revised and updated third edition includes a 24pp full-colour section introducing the country”s highlights. Following chapters give the inside track on where to stay, eat and drink and exhaustive accounts of how to get around and see the best this beautiful country has to offer. ”The best guide for foreign visitors to Sweden” Dagens Nyheter, Sweden”s biggest-selling daily. ”The best guide to the country” The Telegraph, London. ”The best guidebook, proved invaluable” The Times, London.

Rotten

”I have no time for lies and fantasy, and neither should you. Enjoy or die…” –John Lydon

Punk has been romanticized and embalmed in various media. An English class revolt that became a worldwide fashion statement, punk’s idols were the Sex Pistols, and its sneering hero was Johnny Rotten.

Seventeen years later, John Lydon looks back at himself, the Sex Pistols, and the ”no future” disaffection of the time. Much more than just a music book, Rotten is an oral history of punk: angry, witty, honest, poignant, crackling with energy. Malcolm McLaren, Sid Vicious, Chrissie Hynde, Billy Idol, London and England in the late 1970s, the Pistols’ creation and collapse…all are here, in perhaps the best book ever written about music and youth culture, by one of its most notorious figures.

**Recensie(s)**

Alive at the core . . . Lydon’s quite the humorist. . . . [Full of] cut marks of wit and ego. *The New Yorker*
A wrathful Irish poet . . . Lydon proves to have a keen wit and rare insight. *The Washington Post Book World*
A pavement philosopher whose Dickensian roots blossom with Joycean color. *Rolling Stone*
Invaluable . . . sheds welcome light on that short period of great music and spasmodic cultural change. *San Francisco Chronicle*

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Roses Are Red

SUMMARY: THE SPECTACULAR EIGHTH #1 BESTSELLER BY THE AUTHOR OF POP GOES THE WEASEL#1 Washington Post#1 Publishers Weekly#1 Wall Street Journal#1 Chicago Tribune#1 Entertainment Weekly#1 Philadelphia InquirerIn this heart-pounding new thriller, Detective Alex Cross pursues the most brilliant killer he’s ever confronted, a mysterious criminal who calls himself the Mastermind. In a series of crimes that has stunned Washington, D.C., bank robbers have been killing bank employees and their families if the robbers’ instructions are not followed to the letter. Alex Cross knows this is no ordinary criminal — the pathological need for control and perfection is too great. Cross is in the midst of a crisis at home — but the case becomes all-consuming as he learns that the Mastermind is plotting one huge, last, perfect crime…

RoseBlood

‘L’immaginazione di A.G. Howard è sconfinata: ipnotica e affascinante.’ Publishers Weekly Dall’autrice di Il mio splendido migliore amico Rune Germaine ha una splendida voce, paragonabile a quella di un angelo, ma è afflitta da una terribile maledizione: quando si esibisce, infatti, si sente malata e stanca, come se la bellezza del suo canto le rubasse ogni volta un po’ di vita. Sua madre, nel tentativo di aiutarla, decide di iscriverla a un conservatorio poco fuori Parigi, convinta che l’arte potrà curare la strana spossatezza di Rune. Poco dopo il suo arrivo nel collegio di RoseBlood, la ragazza si rende conto che c’è qualcosa di soprannaturale nell’aria. Il misterioso ragazzo che vede spesso in cortile, infatti, non frequenta nessuna delle classi a scuola e scompare rapidamente come è apparso, non appena Rune distoglie lo sguardo. Non ci vuole molto perché tra i due nasca un’amicizia segreta. Thor, è questo il nome del ragazzo, indossa abiti che sembrano provenire da un altro secolo e in sua presenza Rune si sente meglio, quasi cominciasse davvero a guarire. Ma tra i corridoi di RoseBlood c’è una terribile minaccia in agguato, e l’amore tra Rune e Thor, che sta sbocciando, verrà messo a dura prova. Dalla scelta di Thor, infatti, potrebbe dipendere la salvezza di Rune o la sua completa distruzione. Un’autrice tradotta in 10 Paesi 200.000 copie vendute La sua splendida voce è la sua più grande maledizione ‘Unisce atmosfere dark e puro romanticismo.’ USA Today ‘L’immaginazione di A.G. Howard è sconfinata: il tono ipnotico e l’affascinante ambientazione, tra follia e creatività, spingono i lettori dritti nella tana del coniglio.’ Publishers Weekly ‘Una storia resa ancora più intrigante da una sfida romantica e atmosfere cupe e sensuali.’ Booklist A.G. HowardVive nel Nord del Texas. Trae ispirazione per le sue storie da tutte le cose imperfette che incontra. Cerca sempre di dar vita a personaggi che raccontino ogni sfumatura degli esseri umani e poi, per dare un brivido in più ai lettori, si diverte a mettere sottosopra il loro mondo. È sposata e madre di due figli. La Newton Compton ha pubblicato Il mio splendido migliore amico, Tra le braccia di Morfeo, Il segreto della Regina Rossa, 6 cose impossibili e RoseBlood.

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The rose rent: the thirteenth chronicle of Brother Cadfael

SUMMARY: Judith Perle, a young widow who had greatly loved her husband, has conveyed one of her properties to the Abbey of Shrewsbury in return for the annual rent of one white rose from the bush growing on the property’s north wall. A few years later, in 1142, the delivery of the rose became an issue, since there were men in Shrewsbury who desired Judith for her beauty or her substantial dowry. The first crisis appears to have been averted by the handling of the monks of the Benedictine Abbey, among them Brother Cadfael. But a sudden brutal murder cries out for investigation and punishment…

Rose Madder

The #1 national bestseller about a woman who escapes an abusive marriage is “one of Stephen King’s most engrossing horror novels. Relentlessly paced and brilliantly orchestrated…fueled by an air of danger immediate and overwhelming” (Publishers Weekly).”What woke her up was a single drop of blood, no larger than a dime.” After surviving fourteen years of hell in a violently abusive marriage, Rosie Daniels finally summons the courage to flee for her life. But leaving her husband, Norman, for a new city and a new start is a very daunting prospect. It’s hard for Rosie not to keep looking over her shoulder, and with good reason—Norman’s a police officer with the instincts of a predator, a force of relentless terror and savagery…a man almost mythic in his monstrosity. He’s very good at finding people, even if he is losing his mind. Rosie’s only hope for salvation may lie in a far more dangerous place, where she must become her own myth and the woman she never knew she could be….

The Rooster Bar

**#1 *New York Times* bestselling author** **John Grisham’s newest legal thriller takes you inside a law firm that’s on shaky ground.
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**“[A] buoyant, mischievous thriller . . . Grisham writes in such an inventive spirit. . . . A treat.”—Janet Maslin, *The New York Times***
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Mark, Todd, and Zola came to law school to change the world, to make it a better place. But now, as third-year students, these close friends realize they have been duped. They all borrowed heavily to attend a third-tier for-profit law school so mediocre that its graduates rarely pass the bar exam, let alone get good jobs. And when they learn that their school is one of a chain owned by a shady New York hedge-fund operator who also happens to own a bank specializing in student loans, the three know they have been caught up in The Great Law School Scam.

But maybe there’s a way out. Maybe there’s a way to escape their crushing debt, expose the bank and the scam, and make a few bucks in the process. But to do so, they would first have to quit school. And leaving law school a few short months before graduation would be completely crazy, right? Well, yes and no . . .

Pull up a stool, grab a cold one, and get ready to spend some time at *The Rooster Bar*.

** “Satisfying . . . Grisham [is] at his best when he brings his sardonic sense of humor to the sometimes questionable ethics of law and banking.”*—USA Today***

** “[A] smartly told tale . . . gratifying and all-too-real.”*—The Washington Post***
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“[A] buoyant, mischievous thriller . . . Grisham writes in such an inventive spirit. . . . A treat.”**—Janet Maslin, *The New York Times***

“Satisfying . . . Grisham [is] at his best when he brings his sardonic sense of humor to the sometimes questionable ethics of law and banking.”***—USA Today***

“[A] smartly told tale . . . gratifying and all-too-real.”***—The Washington Post***
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**#1 *New York Times* bestselling author** **John Grisham’s newest legal thriller takes you inside a law firm that’s on shaky ground.
**
**“[A] buoyant, mischievous thriller . . . Grisham writes in such an inventive spirit. . . . A treat.”—Janet Maslin, *The New York Times***
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Mark, Todd, and Zola came to law school to change the world, to make it a better place. But now, as third-year students, these close friends realize they have been duped. They all borrowed heavily to attend a third-tier for-profit law school so mediocre that its graduates rarely pass the bar exam, let alone get good jobs. And when they learn that their school is one of a chain owned by a shady New York hedge-fund operator who also happens to own a bank specializing in student loans, the three know they have been caught up in The Great Law School Scam.

But maybe there’s a way out. Maybe there’s a way to escape their crushing debt, expose the bank and the scam, and make a few bucks in the process. But to do so, they would first have to quit school. And leaving law school a few short months before graduation would be completely crazy, right? Well, yes and no . . .

Pull up a stool, grab a cold one, and get ready to spend some time at *The Rooster Bar*.

** “Satisfying . . . Grisham [is] at his best when he brings his sardonic sense of humor to the sometimes questionable ethics of law and banking.”*—USA Today***

** “[A] smartly told tale . . . gratifying and all-too-real.”*—The Washington Post***

A Room with a View

The main themes of this novel include the empowerment of a young Edwardian girl, sensual awakening, the role of institutional religion, growing up and true love. It is written in the third person omniscient, though particular passages are often seen “through the eyes” of a specific character. A Room with a View is Forster’s most romantic and optimistic book. He utilizes many of his trademark techniques, including contrasts between “dynamic” and “static” characters. “Dynamic” characters are those whose ideas and inner-self develop or change in the plot, whereas “static” characters remain constant. Published in 1908, the novel touches upon many issues surrounding society and politics in early 20th century Edwardian culture. Forster differentiates between conservative and radical thinking, illustrated in part by his contrasts between Medieval (Mr. Beebe, Miss Bartlett, Cecil Vyse) and Renaissance characters (Lucy, the Emersons). Lucy personifies the young and impressionable generation emerging during that era, during which women’s suffrage would gain strong ground. Forster, manifesting his own hopes for society, ends the book with Lucy having chosen her own path-a free life with the man she loves. The novel could even be called a Bildungsroman, as it follows the development of the protagonist. Forster was President of the Cambridge Humanists from 1959 until his death and a member of the Advisory Council of the British Humanist Association from 1963 until his death. His views as a humanist are at the heart of his work, which often depicts the pursuit of personal connections in spite of the restrictions of contemporary society. Forster’s two best-known works, A Passage to India and Howards End, explore the irreconcilability of class differences. A Room with a View also shows how questions of propriety and class can make human connection difficult. The novel is his most widely read and accessible work, remaining popular long after its original publication. His posthumous novel Maurice explores the possibility of class reconciliation as one facet of a homosexual relationship. Sexuality is another key theme in Forster’s works. Some critics have argued that a general shift from heterosexual to homosexual love can be observed through the course of his writing career.
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Romeo, Romeo

“A sparkling new voice! If you love witty dialogue, great characters and a lot of fun in your books, this is the writer for you!” – Maureen Child, USA Today bestselling author Rosalie Ronaldi doesn’t have a domestic bone in her body … All she cares about is her career, so she survives on take-out and dirty martinis, keeps her shoes under the dining room table, her bras on the shower curtain rod, and her clothes on the couch … Nick Romeo is every woman’s fantasy – tall, dark, handsome, rich, really good in bed, AND he loves to cook and clean … He says he wants an independent woman, but when he meets Rosalie, all he wants to do is take care of her. Before too long, he’s cleaned up her apartment, stocked her refrigerator, and adopted her dog … So what’s the problem? Just a little matter of mistaken identity, corporate theft, a hidden past in juvenile detention and one big nosy Italian family too close for comfort …

Romanzi

Luigi Di Ruscio è stato poeta e narratore. Dagli anni cinquanta è stato subito riconosciuto come un talento violento, dissacrante, che si è presto smarcato dall’etichetta sbrigativa di poeta-operaio per costruire una possente, vorticosa avventura letteraria che comincia dentro l’Italia ferita del dopoguerra. Quando Di Ruscio, nel 1957, lascia le Marche per trasferirsi in Norvegia, dove ha lavorato e costruito una famiglia, le sue prose si fanno ancora più intense e febbricitanti. La sua lingua, esiliata, si apre, si scardina, si reinventa. Il ritmo si fa convulso e netto. Non meno di scrittori come Gadda, D’Arrigo, Roversi e Pagliarani, Di Ruscio finisce per dare corpo a opere che, come dice Andrea Cortellessa, “recano su di sé le macchie, gli urti, le ferite della storia: termometri sempre in azione, segnavento che non si fermano mai; e che, così a lungo esposti all’infuriare degli eventi, si rivelano anche accumulatori, giacimenti, immensi archivi viventi d’una storia che continua a passare senza essere mai passata del tutto”. Palmiro, Cristi polverizzati, Neve nera e Apprendistato, raccolti per la prima volta insieme in questo volume, ben corrispondono a quelle che l’autore ha chiamato “memorie romanzesche” − una complessa, beffarda immagine dell’Italia degli anni cinquanta, l’unica Italia che lo scrittore ha di fatto conosciuto, una provincia che diventa mondo e che soprattutto diventa fisicità di scrittura, stordimento, illusione di tempi che non si aprono, e ulcere che non si chiudono, blasfemia e rigore demoniaco, verbale non chiuso di una rivoluzione in atto. Di Ruscio tenta strade che tutte tornano alla sua memoria “romanzesca” e a quell’enunciato che più segna i suoi Cristi polverizzati: “La mia infanzia divenne sempre più totalmente infanzia”.
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The Romanov Sisters

Not everything that dies stays dead. In the year 2054, the human race suffers the attack of the Resurrected Ones.

A global war marks the end of humanity where humans are no longer the ruling population on earth.The ancient species force the remaining people into slavery and blood supply.

The survivors hide in fear of being captured and killed, including Avery Pierce. She tries to escape her death by hiding underground. Yet when she reaches her seventeenth birthday, they come for her and her family. Sold to an old powerful family of a royal house, she lives in a beautiful mansion where she has to serve her owner, her mistress. The problem is there are two of them. Will she be treated as a mere entertaining object or something more?

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