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The Collected Stories

CONTENTS:An Imaginary InterviewReality TransposedDarling, Good Evening!Lord of the ShadowsAriane, My Sister...Home PortMyrrhineBiographyThanatos Palace Hotel (adapted as an episode of The Alfred Hitchcock Hour)FriendsDinner Under the Chestnut TreesBodies and SoulsThe Curse of GoldFor Piano AloneThe DepartureThe Fault of M. BalzacLove in ExileWednesdays VioletsA CareerTen

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His Excellency(Les Rougon-Macquart 6)

His Excellency (Son Excellence Eugene Rougon) is the one existing French novel which gives the reader a fair general idea of what occurred in political spheres at an important period of the Empire. It is a book for foreigners and particularly Englishmen to read with profit, for there are yet many among them who cherish the delusion that Napoleon III was not only a good an

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Generations of Winter(���������� ���� 1-2)

Compared by critics across the country to War and Peace for its memorable characters and sweep, and to Dr. Zhivago for its portrayal of Stalins Russia, Generations of Winter is the romantic saga of the Gradov family from 1925 to 1945.

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Lavinia and Her Daughters

The next volume of memoir from the author of the international bestseller A Thousand Days in Venice introduces the extraordinary Antonia, imperious matriach of four generations of strong-willed Tuscan womenThe renovations to 34 via del Duomo now complete, Marlena de Blasi, the bestselling international author and the woman with the fairy-tale life needs to find time and

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Malaria Dreams: An African Adventure

Malaria Dreams is a tale of high adventure across Africa, recounted with the wit and humor that delighted readers of Night Train to Turkistan, Stuart Stevens highly praised first book. A rollicking, off-beat African odyssey.--Publishers Weekly.

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To Rome, with Love

Escape to Italy this summer with this fabulously feel-good beach read!A summer of second chances�Just a week before her big day, Sarah returns home to find a note from her husband-to-be � the wedding�s off! So when her boss decides to send her on an epic cycling trip, from Venice to Rome, it seems like the perfect distraction�Although she never expected the distraction to

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Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things

Kwaidan translates from the Japanese as weird tales, which perfectly describes these haunting stories. This collection of supernatural tales includes a musician called upon to perform for the dead, man-eating goblins, and insects who uncannily mimic human behavior. A perfect treat for fans of the strange and otherworldly.

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Learning to Bow: Inside the Heart of Japan

Learning to Bow has been heralded as one of the funniest, liveliest, and most insightful books ever written about the clash of cultures between America and Japan. With warmth and candor, Bruce Feiler recounts the year he spent as a teacher in a small rural town. Beginning with a ritual outdoor bath and culminating in an all-night trek to the top of Mt. Fuji, Feiler teaches

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Behind the Scenes

Catlin Ryan is determined to escape her dreary life in a beachside caravan park. Abandoned by her alcoholic mother, she dreams of a life on the stage and is prepared to work hard to get it. So when she is offered a starring role on her favourite television series, Catlin does not think twice about taking it.But fame comes with a set of new challenges, long hours, spoiled a

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Climats

Philippe Marcenat, fils de grands bourgeois conventionnels et rigides, seprend passionnement de la ravissante Odile Malet et lepouse malgre lhostilite de ses parents. Son mariage est un echec. Remarie a Isabelle de Cheverny, qui est le contraire absolu dOdile, et bien que laimant profondement, cest lui maintenant qui fait subir a Isabelle les tourments quil a eprouv

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