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Exiles: a play in three acts

SUMMARY: It is only James Joyce’s towering genius as a novelist that has led to the comparative neglect of his poetry and sole surviving play. And yet, argues Mays in his stimulating and informative introduction, several of these works not only occupy a pivotal position in Joyce’s career; they are also magnificently assured achievements in their own right. Chamber Music is ‘an extraordinary début’, fusing the styles of the nineties and the Irish Revival with irony and characteristic verbal exuberance. ‘Pomes Penyeach and Exiles’ (highly acclaimed in Harold Pinter’s 1970 staging) were written when Joyce had published Dubliners and was completing A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. Both confront painfully personal issues of adultery, jealousy and betrayal and so pave the way for the more detached and fully realized treatment in Ulysses. Joyce’s occasional verse includes ‘Ecce Puer’ for his new-born grandson, juvenilia, satires, translations, limericks and a parody of Samuel Taylor Coleridge. All are brought together in this scholarly, fully annotated yet accessible new edition.

The Exiled Blade

Venice stands victorious. It has beaten back the German emperor’s army and the Byzantine navy. The Duchess Alexa’s party at court is strong again. Her niece, Lady Giulietta, will be the next Regent, and possibly the next duchess. Giulietta’s lover, Lord Tycho, will sit beside her.
But no one is prepared for the fury of Prince Alonzo, exiled regent and traitor to his city. No one is prepared for the harshest winter Europe has ever known. As the canals of Venice freeze and wolves cross the ice from the north, Alonzo’s plotting brings the Venetian empire to the very edge of destruction.
With the Millioni family at war with itself, Lord Tycho, once a slave and a trained assassin, has to ask himself the only question that matters. How much is he prepared to sacrifice to keep Lady Giulietta’s city safe?

Exile’s Return

*Exile’s Return* is book three in Raymond E. Feist’s “Conclave of Shadows” fantasy sequence set in his established world of Midkemia, a hundred years after the Riftwar Saga which first made his name.
The story begins with a riches-to-rags upset for Kaspar, former Duke of Olasko, who is now punished for his villainy in a previous volume by magical teleportation to a remote, bleak desert full of hostile nomads. By strength, cunning and a little luck, he just barely survives ordeals that range from mayhem and imprisonment to near-death from heat and thirst.
For a supposed bad guy, Kaspar seems likeable enough as he resourcefully makes his way across an unknown continent. In fact he quickly becomes a reformed character, realizing in repeated flashbacks that his former magician adviser had paralysed his conscience while leading him into naughty ways. The stage seems set for interesting conflict if this ex-Duke can cross the sea and return home.
But then Kaspar wanders into another story, joining a desperate band of men who are under magical compulsion to transport a strange relic towards some uncertain destination. The thing resembles a sealed suit of armour, but is clearly much more. It constantly attracts death and disaster. After one particularly gruelling attack on the party, the “armour” rises and walks.
In unexpected interviews with two of Midkemia’s gods, Kaspar learns the nature of his burden and the grave menace to the world which it represents. His homecoming turns out differently from anything he could have imagined, with unexpected good food, forgiveness and violence. The foreshadowed surprise ending promises major complications in books to come.
Despite all these bodings of doom, *Exile’s Return* is a pleasant, unambitious, feelgood fantasy by an author who knows exactly how to please his fans. Ideal train-journey reading.–*David Langford*

The Exile Waiting

“The Exile Waiting” is one of the most vivid and real science fiction worlds I’ve seen in a long time. I liked it a lot. It’s got a real flovor of its own, with a story full of beautiful detail.” –Joanna Russ
“Rewarding as well as entertaining, with a memorable protagonist coming of age amid the ashes of old Earth. Vonda McIntyre writes skillfully, compassionately, tracing an exciting trail through darkness and danger.” –Roger Zelazny
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Executive orders

SUMMARY: Jack Ryan becomes president by sheer accident when the former president, most of Congress, the Cabinet and the Supreme Court are bombed out of existence. Ryan must jump in to discover who did it, all the while contending with the threat of military takeover and covert biological warfare. Herrmann reads this spy-thriller with chilling precision, flawlessly switching from one scene to another in this choppy abridgment. As the plots rush to conclusion, Herrmann keeps track of the multitude of accents, representing both “good guys” and “bad guys” around the world.

Execution Dock

EDITORIAL REVIEW: Readers of Anne Perry’s bestselling William Monk novels feel as if they’ve experienced the many shades of Victorian London, from Belgravia to Limehouse, from drawing room to brothel. In **Execution Dock**, Perry’s first Monk novel in three years, we find ourselves on the bustling docks along the River Thames. Here the empire’s great merchant ships unload the treasures of the world. And here, in dank and sinister alleys, sex merchants ply their lucrative trade.The dreaded kingpin of this dark realm is Jericho Phillips. On his floating brothel, sex slaves are forced to endure unspeakable acts. Now one such soul, thirteen-year-old Fig, is found with his throat cut, his tortured body tossed into the river.Commander William Monk of the River Police swears that Phillips will hang for this abomination. But the miscreant is as wily as he is monstrous, and his wealthy clients seem far beyond the reach of the law. Monk’s attempt to bring about justice becomes the first electrifying episode in a nightmare that will test his courage and integrity.However, reinforcements are on the way. Monk’s wife, Hester, who runs a free clinic for abused women, draws a highly unusual guerrilla force to her husband’s cause–a canny ratcatcher, a retired brothel keeper, a fearless street urchin, and a rebellious society lady. To one as criminally minded as Phillips, these folks are mere mosquitoes, to be sure. But as he will soon discover, some mosquitoes can have a deadly sting.This gripping, terrifying story hurtles toward to a denouement that will leave the reader breathless but cheering.** Execution Dock **is Anne Perry at her incomparable, magnificent best.

An Exchange of Gifts

When Meanne, a princess of the realm, runs away from her father’s castle and an unwanted suitor, little does she realize the hardships and difficulties that lie ahead of her. Loneliness is the worst part — until she finds a fellow refugee, a boy named Wisp. Together they must make new lives for themselves. Yet they both have secrets — hidden pasts and magical powers that can tear them apart!

An Excellent Mystery

SUMMARY: This omnibus contains three stories featuring Brother Cadfael, the 12th century Welsh monk and herbalist of Shrewsbury Abbey, who uses his skills amd knowledge to solve murder mysteries..

Excel 2019 for Dummies

The bestselling Excel book on the market — now in a new edition covering the latest version of Excel!

Excel is the spreadsheet and data analysis tool of choice for people across the globe who utilize the Microsoft Office suite to make their work and personal lives easier. It is estimated that 1 in 7 people on the planet use Microsoft Office! If you’re one of them, and want to get up to speed on the latest changes in Excel, you’ve come to the right place.

Excel 2019 For Dummies has been updated to reflect the major changes and features made to Excel and covers everything you need to know to perform any spreadsheet task at hand. It includes information on creating and editing worksheets, formatting cells, entering formulas, creating and editing charts, inserting graphs, designing database forms, adding database records, using seek-and-find options, printing, adding hyperlinks to worksheets, saving worksheets as web pages, adding existing worksheet data to an existing webpage, pivot tables, pivot charts, formulas and functions, Excel data analysis, sending worksheets via e-mail, and so much more!

* Get to know the new Excel interface

* Become a pro at the spreadsheet and data analysis tool that’s available as part of the Microsoft Office suite

* Find time-tested and trusted advice from bestselling author and expert Greg Harvey

* Use Excel to streamline your processes and make your work life easier than ever before

Written by a bestselling author and seasoned educator, Excel 2019 For Dummies makes it easier than ever to get everything out of this powerful data tool.

(source: Bol.com)

Excel 2019 Bible

The complete guide to Excel 2019

Whether you are just starting out or an Excel novice, the Excel 2019 Bible is your comprehensive, go-to guide for all your Excel 2019 needs. Whether you use Excel at work or at home, you will be guided through the powerful new features and capabilities to take full advantage of what the updated version offers. Learn to incorporate templates, implement formulas, create pivot tables, analyze data, and much more.

Navigate this powerful tool for business, home management, technical work, and much more with the only resource you need, Excel 2019 Bible.

* Create functional spreadsheets that work

* Master formulas, formatting, pivot tables, and more

* Get acquainted with Excel 2019’s new features and tools

Whether you need a walkthrough tutorial or an easy-to-navigate desk reference, the Excel 2019 Bible has you covered with complete coverage and clear expert guidance.

(source: Bol.com)

Excel 2016: Formule E Analisi Dei Dati

Tutti gli strumenti per l’uso professionale di Excel. Questo libro, rivolto a tutti coloro che utilizzano Excel per le attività quotidiane, affronta alcune delle funzionalità più avanzate del programma, suggerendo con numerosi esempi pratici tutti i modi per sfruttare la ricchissima collezione di funzioni di cui è dotato il software. L’obiettivo del libro è quello di aiutare a trasformare la grande mole di dati grezzi disponibili in informazioni utili per evidenziare punti di forza e punti deboli, tendenze, rischi e opportunità, individuando connessioni che rischierebbero di rimanere nascoste nei dati. Dopo aver approfondito l’impiego delle varie categorie di funzioni, il libro si concentra su alcuni degli strumenti più avanzati offerti da Excel, come le tabelle e i grafici pivot, l’Analisi di simulazione, la Ricerca obiettivo, il Risolutore e tanti altri strumenti di analisi specializzati. Imparate rapidamente a: realizzare formule in grado di sfruttare ogni tipo di informazione, numerica, testuale, temporale e così via; utilizzare le formule a matrici per accelerare e semplificare i calcoli; impiegare i meccanismi di convalida per ridurre le probabilità che nei dati possano essere inseriti errori; collegare fra loro più fogli di lavoro, per consolidare le informazioni utili; sfruttare gli strumenti di analisi più avanzati di Excel, come le tabelle pivot, la Gestione scenari, la Ricerca obiettivo, il Risolutore e molti altri.
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Tutti gli strumenti per l’uso professionale di Excel. Questo libro, rivolto a tutti coloro che utilizzano Excel per le attività quotidiane, affronta alcune delle funzionalità più avanzate del programma, suggerendo con numerosi esempi pratici tutti i modi per sfruttare la ricchissima collezione di funzioni di cui è dotato il software. L’obiettivo del libro è quello di aiutare a trasformare la grande mole di dati grezzi disponibili in informazioni utili per evidenziare punti di forza e punti deboli, tendenze, rischi e opportunità, individuando connessioni che rischierebbero di rimanere nascoste nei dati. Dopo aver approfondito l’impiego delle varie categorie di funzioni, il libro si concentra su alcuni degli strumenti più avanzati offerti da Excel, come le tabelle e i grafici pivot, l’Analisi di simulazione, la Ricerca obiettivo, il Risolutore e tanti altri strumenti di analisi specializzati. Imparate rapidamente a: realizzare formule in grado di sfruttare ogni tipo di informazione, numerica, testuale, temporale e così via; utilizzare le formule a matrici per accelerare e semplificare i calcoli; impiegare i meccanismi di convalida per ridurre le probabilità che nei dati possano essere inseriti errori; collegare fra loro più fogli di lavoro, per consolidare le informazioni utili; sfruttare gli strumenti di analisi più avanzati di Excel, come le tabelle pivot, la Gestione scenari, la Ricerca obiettivo, il Risolutore e molti altri.
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Paolo Poli è autore e traduttore affermato di decine di volumi di taglio divulgativo su tutti gli aspetti dell’utilizzo del computer e di Internet.

Evolution: The Cutting-Edge Guide to Breaking Down Mental Walls and Building the Body You’ve Always Wanted

From Joe Manganiello (*True Blood, Magic Mike*), known as well for his amazing physique as his diverse career in acting, comes the cutting edge guide for achieving the perfect body.
In addition to winning both popular and critical praise as the star of *True Blood*and* Magic Mike*, Joe Manganiello has become known around the world for his incredible physique. Now, from the man that director Steven Soderbergh called “walking CGI,” comes the cutting edge guide to achieving the perfect body and raising your overall quality of life.
In 2012 he was named one of *Men’s Health*’s 100 Fittest Men of All Time alongside such names as Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Jordan, Bo Jackson, Michael Phelps, Carl Lewis, etc. His*Men’s Health* covers continue to rank among the top selling around the globe and last year he was ranked their #1 Beach Body in the World. In 2011,*Men’s Fitness* magazine named him one of their 25 Fittest Guys of the Year and he is one of the few actors to have ever graced the cover of the US’s #1 selling body building magazine,*Muscle & Fitness*. In *Evolution*, Manganiello shares his lifetime of experience and research in terms of diet, cardio, and anatomy, to bring you the only fitness book you’ll ever need in order to look and feel your best.
With a build that men envy and women adore—as well as a leading role on television’s hottest show and a lifetime of athletic achievement—Manganiello is more than qualified to write the end-all guide to sculpting the perfect body. His memorable performance in the 2012 film *Magic Mike* catapulted him and his fine, firm physique to the top of the list of Hollywood’s most desired male actors—and scores of fans either want to look like him, or just look*at* him. Throughout the book are black-and-white photographs and Manganiello’s step-by-step workout routine that combines weights, intense cardio, and a high protein diet. This book reveals exactly how to get the body of one of Hollywood’s hottest stars—promising to turn any Average Joe into a Joe Manganiello!
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Evolution and the Big Questions

This provocative text considers whether evolutionary explanations can be used to clarify some of life’s biggest questions.

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* Examines topics of race, sex, gender, the nature of language, religion, ethics, knowledge, consciousness and ultimately, the meaning of life
* Each chapter presents a main topic, together with discussion of related ideas and arguments from various perspectives
* Addresses questions such as: Did evolution make men and women fundamentally different? Is the concept of race merely a social construction? Is morality, including universal human rights, a mass delusion? Can religion and evolution really be harmonized? Does evolution render life meaningless?
* Written in a clear and informative style, with helpful references for further reading and research

(source: Bol.com)

Evil under the sun

Evil under the Sun (Hercule Poirot Series) by Agatha Christie
Even famous detectives need their down time, and the vainglorious Hercule Poirot is spending his at a seaside resort hotel known for its good food, sports, and congenial guests. Of course, Poirot is quickly drafted when tragedy strikes the Jolly Roger. Arlene Stuart Marshall is known for her flirtatious ways, openly cavorting with Patrick Redfern while her husband, Captain Marshall, and Patrick’s wife watch helplessly. When Arlene is found floating face down in a nearby cove, her husband is immediately suspected. But Poirot has his doubts. The fastidious sleuth digs deeper into the case and discovers much more going on at the Jolly Roger — drug smuggling, religious mania, mysterious love letters, unsolved previous murders, and even voodoo.

An Evil Guest

Lovecraft meets *Blade Runner *in a stand-alone supernatural horror novel. Gene Wolfe can write in whatever genre he wants—and always with superb style and profound depth. Now following his World Fantasy Award–winner, *Soldier of Sidon*, and his stunning *Pirate Freedom*, Wolfe turns to the tradition of H. P. Lovecraft and the weird science tale of supernatural horror.
Set a hundred years in the future, *An Evil Guest *is the story of an actress who becomes the lover of both a mysterious private detective and an even more mysterious and powerful rich man, a man who has been to the human colony on an alien planet and learned strange things there. Her loyalties are divided—perhaps she loves them both. The detective helps her to release her inner beauty and become a star overnight. The rich man is the angel of a play she stars in. But something is very wrong. Money can be an evil guest, but there are other evils. As Lovecraft said, “That is not dead which can eternal lie.”
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* Succeeds by tumbling from unexpected world to unexpected world, from one grand absurdity to another, from one choreographed dance scene to the next, without ever missing a beat. – Publishers Weekly (Starred review).
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Everything’s eventual: 14 dark tales

EDITORIAL REVIEW: The first collection of stories Stephen King has published since *Nightmares & Dreamscapes* nine years ago, *Everything’s Eventual* includes one O. Henry Prize winner, two other award winners, four stories published by *The New Yorker,* and “Riding the Bullet,” King’s original e-book, which attracted over half a million online readers and became the most famous short story of the decade. “Riding the Bullet,” published here on paper for the first time, is the story of Alan Parker, who’s hitchhiking to see his dying mother but takes the wrong ride, farther than he ever intended. In “Lunch at the Gotham Café,” a sparring couple’s contentious lunch turns very, very bloody when the maître d’ gets out of sorts. “1408,” the audio story in print for the first time, is about a successful writer whose specialty is “Ten Nights in Ten Haunted Graveyards” or “Ten Nights in Ten Haunted Houses,” and though Room 1408 at the Dolphin Hotel doesn’t kill him, he won’t be writing about ghosts anymore. And in “That Feeling, You Can Only Say What It Is In French,” terror is déjà vu at 16,000 feet. Whether writing about encounters with the dead, the near dead, or about the mundane dreads of life, from quitting smoking to yard sales, Stephen King is at the top of his form in the fourteen dark tales assembled in *Everything’s Eventual.* Intense, eerie, and instantly com-pelling, they announce the stunningly fertile imagination of perhaps the greatest storyteller of our time.