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22 Britannia Road

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***22 Britannia Road* by Amanda Hodgkinson is a heartbreaking and powerful novel about wartime secrets and the difficulties of adjusting to postwar life**
It is 1946 and Silvana and eight-year-old Aurek board a ship that will take them from Poland to England. Silvana has not seen her husband Janusz in six years, but, they are assured, he has made them a home in Ipswich.
However, after living wild in the forests for years, carrying a terrible secret, all Silvana knows is that she and Aurek are survivors. Everything else is lost. While Janusz, a Polish soldier who has criss-crossed Europe during the war, hopes his family will help put his own dark past behind him.
But the war and the years apart will always haunt each of them unless they together confront what they were compelled to do to survive.
‘The characters are so convincing and the writing’s so unshowily accomplished that it soon becomes something gripping. An admirable debut’ Daily Mail
‘A most accomplished first novel. Powerful story-telling and entirely convincing in its evocation of post-war England. Very good’ Penelope Lively
‘Keep your Kleenex handy reading *22 Britannia Road*’ Grazia
‘An affecting story, extremely well told’ *The Times*
Amanda Hodgkinson was born in Burnham-on-Sea in Somerset and grew up in Essex and Suffolk.
She currently lives in south-west France with her husband and two daughters. *22 Britannia Road* is her first novel.
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21st Century Robot

When companies develop a new technology, do they ask how it might affect the people who will actually use it? That, more or less, sums up Brian David Johnson’s duties as Intel’s futurist-in-residence. In this fascinating book, Johnson provides a collection of science fiction prototyping stories that attempt to answer the question. These stories focus on the same theme: scientists and thinkers exploring personal robotics as a new form of artificial intelligence. This isn’t fanciful speculation. Johnson’s stories are based on Intel’s futurecasting research, which uses ethnographic field studies, technology research, trend data, and science fiction to develop a pragmatic vision of consumers and computing. Nebulous Mechanisms presents science fiction designed to bring about science fact. Get real insight into technology and the future with this book. It will open your eyes.
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2061: Odyssey Three

EDITORIAL REVIEW: Arthur C. Clark, creator of one of the world’s best-loved science fiction tales, revisits the most famous future ever imagined in this NEW YORK TIMES bestseller, as two expeditions into space become inextricably tangled. Heywood Floyd, survivor of two previous encounters with the mysterious monloiths, must again confront Dave Bowman, HAL, and an alien race that has decided that Mankind is to play a part in the evolution of the galaxy whether it wishes to or not.*From the Paperback edition.*

2010: Odyssey Two

“A daring romp through the solar system and a worthy successor to 2001.”
*Carl Sagan
Nine years after the disastrous Discovery mission to Jupiter in 2001, a joint U.S.-Soviet expedition sets out to rendezvous with the derelict spacecraft *to search the memory banks of the mutinous computer HAL 9000 for clues to what went wrong . . . and what became of Commander Dave Bowman.
Without warning, a Chinese expedition targets the same objective, turning the recovery mission into a frenzied race for the precious information Discovery may hold about the enigmatic monolith that orbits Jupiter.
Meanwhile, the being that was once Dave Bowman *the only human to unlock the mystery of the monolith *streaks toward Earth on a vital mission of its own . . .
“Clarke deftly blends discovery, philosophy, and a newly acquired sense of play.”
*Time
“2010 is easily Clarkes’ best book in over a decade.”
*The San Diego Tribune
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2001: a space odyssey

EDITORIAL REVIEW: The bestselling classic-now in trade paperback with an introduction by the author and a dazzling new package. The classic science-fiction novel that changed the way we look at the stars-and ourselves.

20 Easy Raspberry Pi Projects: Toys, Tools, Gadgets, and More!

**Twenty projects using the Raspberry Pi, a tiny and affordable computer, for beginners looking to make cool things right away. Projects are explained with full-color visuals and simple step-by-step instructions.**
*20 Easy Raspberry Pi Projects* is a beginner-friendly collection of electronics projects, perfectly suited for kids, parents, educators, and hobbyists looking to level up their hardware skills.
After a crash course to get you set up with your Raspberry Pi, you’ll learn how to build interactive projects like a digital drum set; a WiFi controlled robot; a Pong game; an intruder alarm that sends email notifications; a gas leak detector; a weather forecaster; and IoT gadgets that control electronics around the house. Along the way, you’ll work with core components like LCD screens, cameras, sensors, and even learn how to set up your own server.
Each project provides step-by-step instructions, full-color photos and circuit diagrams, and the complete code to bring your build to life. If you’re ready to hit the ground running and make something interesting, let *20 Easy Raspberry Pi Projects* be your guide.
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20 Easy Raspberry Pi Projects

20 Easy Raspberry Pi Projects: Toys, Tools, Gadgets, and More! by Rui Santos, Sara Santos
**Twenty projects using the Raspberry Pi, a tiny and affordable computer, for beginners looking to make cool things right away. Projects are explained with full-color visuals and simple step-by-step instructions.**
*20 Easy Raspberry Pi Projects* is a beginner-friendly collection of electronics projects, perfectly suited for kids, parents, educators, and hobbyists looking to level up their hardware skills.
After a crash course to get you set up with your Raspberry Pi, you’ll learn how to build interactive projects like a digital drum set; a WiFi controlled robot; a Pong game; an intruder alarm that sends email notifications; a gas leak detector; a weather forecaster; and IoT gadgets that control electronics around the house. Along the way, you’ll work with core components like LCD screens, cameras, sensors, and even learn how to set up your own server.
Each project provides step-by-step instructions, full-color photos and circuit diagrams, and the complete code to bring your build to life. If you’re ready to hit the ground running and make something interesting, let *20 Easy Raspberry Pi Projects* be your guide.

1st to Die

James Patterson, bestselling author of the Alex Cross novels Along Came a Spider, Kiss the Girls, and Pop Goes the Weasel, offers the first of a new series dubbed The Women’s Murder Club, featuring a four-woman team that occasionally works outside the system. None of the gritty darkness or frenzied action is lost in 1st to Die, although the female protagonists offer an even deeper emotional context to this suspense thriller.
Inspector Lindsay Boxer of the San Francisco Police Department suddenly finds herself in the middle of two horrifying situations: The first is that she’s just learned she has an often-fatal blood disease. The second is a double homicide case she is now heading up that involves the murder of newlyweds on their wedding night. Burdened with Chris Raleigh, a new partner reassigned from the mayor’s office, Lindsay finds that she has too much to deal with and turns to her best friend, Claire, the head ME on the case. Claire offers helpful advice and human, friendly contact amid a job filled with violence, cruelty, and fear.
Soon a fledgling newspaper reporter, Cindy, makes contact with Lindsay looking for a career-making story. Although Lindsay can’t officially comment on the case, the two women form a rapport, and Cindy joins Lindsay and Claire for their weekly meeting. When a second pair of newlyweds is murdered, and later a third, the investigation leads to a prominent crime writer, Nicholas Jenks, who has a history of spousal abuse and a predilection for kinky, dangerous sex games. With the help of an understanding assistant D.A., Jill Bernhardt, Lindsay tries to make a case against Jenks, who even had an affair with one of the slain women. Eventually Jill joins the Murder Club, and the four ladies share private interdepartmental information in an effort to track and stop the killer before he strikes again.
The major subplot — Lindsay’s facing up to her illness even while she learns to fall in love again — carefully compensates for the novel’s coarse scenes of brutality. Lindsay Boxer is’t merely an obsessed cop trailing a maniac; she’s also a terrified woman confronting the onslaught of disease. The story lines balance out to show us the true mettle of someone who puts the safety of others before her own.
Again, Patterson’s skill for producing furiously paced fiction are evident as the novel breezes by rapidly. The short chapters keep the narrative leaping with increasingly taut plot elements, but there’s an emotional commitment that makes our protagonist even more amiable and involving. 1st to Die is a novel that works as an intense series of character portraits that will leave the reader touched and delighted.
–Tom Piccirilli

1950s Childhood

1950s Childhood: Growing up in post-war Britain by Janet Shepherd, John Shepherd
Children of the 1950s have much to look back on with fondness: Muffin the Mule, Andy Pandy, and Dennis the Menace became part of the family for many, while for others the freedom of the riverbank or railway platform was a haven away from the watchful eyes of parents. The postwar welfare state offered free orange juice, milk and healthcare, and there was lots to do, whether football in the street, a double bill at the cinema, a game of Ludo or a spot of roller-skating. But there were also hardships: wartime rationing persisted into the ’50s, a trip to the dentist was a painful ordeal, and at school discipline was harsh and the Eleven-Plus exam was a formidable milestone. Janet Shepherd and John Shepherd examine what it was like to grow up part of the Baby Boomer generation, showing what life was like at home and at school and introducing a new phenomenon – the teenager.

1933 Was A Bad Year

Trapped in a small, poverty-ridden town in 1933, under pressure from his father to go into the family business, seventeen-year-old Dominic Molise yearns to fulfill his own dreams.
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Trapped in a small, poverty-ridden town in 1933, under pressure from his father to go into the family business, seventeen-year-old Dominic Molise yearns to fulfill his own dreams.
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John Fante began writing in 1929 and published his first short story in 1932. His first novel, *Wait Until Spring*, Bandini, was published in 1938 and was the first of his Arturo Bandini series of novels, which also include *The Road to Los Angeles* and *Ask the Dust*. A prolific screenwriter, he was stricken with diabetes in 1955. Complications from the disease brought about his blindness in 1978 and, within two years, the amputation of both legs. He continued to write by dictation to his wife, Joyce, and published *Dreams from Bunker Hill*, the final installment of the Arturo Bandini series, in 1982. He died on May 8, 1983, at the age of seventy-four.

150 Horror Writing Prompts

Struggling with writer’s block? Interested in crafting scary stories of your own? **150 Horror Writing Prompts** offers a set of unique and thorough ideas for writers of any skill level. These are *not* one-line prompts or simple definitions, either. These prompts are complete ideas brimming with a variety of horror.
Using these creative prompts, you can craft spooky ghost stories, grisly slashers, nightmarish creature features, twisted urban legends, and *much* more. Use these prompts to create short stories, novellas, novels, screenplays… Anything your heart desires. If you’re taking creative writing classes, this book is a splendid resource oozing with information. Let’s start writing!

The 14-Day Anti-Inflammatory Diet

Stop Inflammation to Prevent and Reverse Disease for a Longer, Happier Life!
**Stop Inflammation Fast! **
Discover the secret plan that jumpstarts your immune system and eliminates the silent killer that may be smoldering inside you. You may have inflammation and not even know it until it emerges as weight gain, fatigue, high blood pressure, or type 2 diabetes. But now you can take back control of your health! Studies show an anti-inflammatory diet can help you reverse or avoid cancer and beat heart disease, arthritis, Alzheimer’s, IBS, psoriasis, insomnia, and leaky gut.

The science-proven plan and delicious recipes in this book will help you dramatically improve your health and lose weight fast–in just 2 weeks!

Health journalist Mike Zimmerman and the editors of Eat This, Not That! magazine have created a lifestyle plan to reverse inflammation by replacing your diet of processed, toxic fast foods with delicious, wholesome, plant-based meals that’ll keep your body looking youthful and strong. The book features 75 quick and easy recipes that will help you lose up to a pound of toxic belly fat per day, and stay lean, healthy, and energized for life!

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12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos

****#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER **
# 1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER
What does everyone in the modern world need to know? Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson’s answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research.**
Humorous, surprising and informative, Dr. Peterson tells us why skateboarding boys and girls must be left alone, what terrible fate awaits those who criticize too easily, and why you should always pet a cat when you meet one on the street.
     What does the nervous system of the lowly lobster have to tell us about standing up straight (with our shoulders back) and about success in life? Why did ancient Egyptians worship the capacity to pay careful attention as the highest of gods? What dreadful paths do people tread when they become resentful, arrogant and vengeful? Dr. Peterson journeys broadly, discussing discipline, freedom, adventure and responsibility, distilling the world’s wisdom into 12 practical and profound rules for life. *12 Rules for Life* shatters the modern commonplaces of science, faith and human nature, while transforming and ennobling the mind and spirit of its readers.
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1100 Words You Need to Know, 7th Edition

Optimized for use as an eBook, this title has been a Barron’s best-seller for more than five decades! This brand-new edition of 1100 Words You Need to Know has been expanded and updated, and includes: word lists and definitions; analogy exercises; words-in-context exercises; idiom indexes; and, an updated Pronunciation Guide. All new words for students to learn are placed in the context of sentences that have been selected from well-known novels, plays, poems, newspaper editorials, and TV broadcasts. For optimal ease and enjoyment in learning, the authors recommend 15-minute sessions with this eBook. Over the years, thousands of students preparing for the SAT and ACT have relied on previous editions of 1100 Words You Need to Know as an ideal way to strengthen their word power. A brand-new feature in this edition is indexes of idioms, which appear throughout the book.

101 Power Crystals: The Ultimate Guide to Magical Crystals, Gems, and Stones for Healing and Transformation

The definitive resource for working with powerful crystals! Sparkling, luminous, and colorful, it is no wonder crystals have always been regarded as a source of power from ancient times to present day. But with the enormous number of crystals now on the market, it is difficult to choose exactly the right stone. In 101 Power Crystals, internationally renowned crystal expert Judy Hall brings together 101 crystals that are powerful across a wide spectrum of uses and suitable for all types of user. Not all crystals suit everyone, and the selection has been specially chosen to offer alternatives and new possibilities that may not have been thought of before.

This complete collection includes high vibration crystals that experienced crystal practitioners will want to explore as well as those with earthier vibrations that are suited to beginners or those developing their sensitivities. It also features some rare and recently discovered crystals and stones that have not been included in any other volume, such as Aurora Quartz, Que Sera, Trigonic Quartz, and Preseli Bluestone. Each entry covers the history, mythology, and symbolism of the crystal in addition to its healing properties and environmental effects. There are crystals and stones for love, health, protection, abundance, and many other powers.

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101 Horror Writing Prompts

101 chilling tales to be told, by you! This short title has writing prompts specifically geared towards the darker crowd. If you’re stuck writing the next best Stephen King novel, or if you’re Stephen King looking to write a novel a day, then you will enjoy the prompts found in this little book. If you enjoy this title, you will probably enjoy 1,000 Awesome Writing Prompts – also available in the Kindle store.