With a new Afterword. ... "An exceptional broadcaster with a peerless ability to calmly point out the absurdity of certain viewpoints."
"A total joy."
"Such verbal agility seems like a superpower."
"Funny, clever and alarming."
"Intelligent, funny and unsurprisingly brilliant."
"O'Brien is the epitome of a smug, sanctimonious, condescending, obsessively politically-correct, champagne-socialist public schoolboy Remoaner."
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Illustrated by Quentin Blake. ... Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a 1964 children's book by British author Roald Dahl. This story features the adventures on the new products. At that time (around the 1920s), Cadbury and Rowntree's were England's two largest chocolate makers and they each often try to steal trade secrets by sending spies, posing as employees, into the other's factory. Because of this, both companies became highly protective of their chocolate-making processes. It was a combination of this secrecy and the elaborate, often gigantic, machines in the ...|
"A love story, a treatise on racism, a peek into adolescence, and a welcome to Korean-American culture, all at once."
Jodi PicoultFrank loves Joy. Joy loves Frank. At least that's what they tell their parents...
Frank Li is caught between his parents' expectations and his own Californian life. Frank's parents emigrated from Korea, and have pretty much one big rule for Frank - he must date only Korean girls. But Frank has fallen for Brit, who is smart, beautiful and white.
His friend Joy Song is in the same boat, and so they make a pact: they'll pretend to date each other in order to gain ...|
"New York Times" bestseller. A Netflix film. ... It's Christmas Eve and the worst blizzard for fifty years has blanked Gracetown. But as well as snowflakes, love is in the air - and appearing in the most unexpected ways...
Who'd have thought a freezing hike from a stranded train would end with a delicious kiss from a charming stranger? Or that a trip to the Waffie House through four feet of snow could lead to romance with an old friend? Or that the path to true love might begin with a painfully early morning shift at Starbucks?
Touching, hilarious and filled with festive cheer, the magic of the ...|
"The New York Times" bestselling author of "Thank You for Arguing".
A Human's Guide ti the Art of Persuasion. ... If you can persuade a cat... you can persuade anyone. This is the essential guide to getting your way.
Jay Heinrichs, award-winning author of "Thank You for Arguing" and advisor to the Pentagon, NASA and Fortune 500 companies, distils a lifetime of negotiating and rhetoric to show you how to win over anyone - from colleagues and bosses, to friends and partners at home (and even the most stubborn of feline adversaries).
You'll learn to:
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As the sun rises, a legend begins... ... Clark Kent has always been faster, stronger, better than everyone around him. He knows drawing attention to himself could be dangerous but lately it's difficult to stay in the shadows. A dark secret is lurking in Smallville and he's not the only one hiding something.
With his best friend, Lana Lang, at his side, Clark is determined to discover what evil lies below the surface of their small town. But there are secrets in Clark's past that threaten to destroy the future Man of Steel. Before he can save the world, he must save Smallville. ...|
What History Reveals About Our Future. ... How does a democracy die? What can we do to save our own? What lessons does history teach us?
In the 21st century democracy is threatened like never before. Drawing insightful lessons from across history - from Pinochet's murderous Chilean regime to Erdogan's quiet dismantling in Turkey - Levitsky and Ziblatt explain why democracies fail, how leaders like Trump subvert them today and what each of us can do to protect our democratic rights.
"Anyone who is concerned about the future of democracy should read this brisk, accessible book. Anyone who is not concerned ...|
How do you know there's an outside, if you've never seen it? ... Here's the thing about being Inside. Ain't no one believes that they are.
Ele has never been Outside. She has never seen a tree or felt the rain. Her whole world is Inside with her books and the Others and Him. But here's the secret... Ele's getting out. For good.
"Impossible to put down - this is a writer to watch."
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From the award-winning author of "Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda". ... I don't entirely understand how anyone gets a boyfriend. Or a girlfriend. It just seems like the most impossible odds. A perfect alignment of feeling and circumstances.
Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love. No matter how many times her twin sister, Cassie, tells her to woman up, Molly is always careful. Better to be careful than be hurt. But when Cassie gets a new girlfriend who comes with a cute hipster-boy sidekick, everything changes. Will is funny, flirtatious and basically the perfect first boyfriend. There's ...|
Kurt Vonnegut's "Cat's Cradle" is an irreverent and highly entertaining fantasy about the playful irresponsibility of nuclear scientists, beautifully repackaged as part of the "Penguin Essentials" range.
Dr Felix Hoenikker, one of the founding fathers of the atomic bomb, has left a deadly legacy to the world. For he is the inventor of Ice-nine, a lethal chemical capable of freezing the entire planet. The search for its whereabouts leads to Hoenikker's three eccentric children, to a crazed dictator in the Caribbean, to madness.
Will Felix Hoenikker's death wish come true? Will his ...|