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    Ever claimed that there is 'no rest for the wicked', judged something as 'sour grapes', or rallied friends by shouting 'eat, drink and be merry'? Knowingly or not, you have been quoting from the Bible. The Good Samaritan Bites the Dust offers a light-hearted and fascinating look at the stories behind the expressions – explaining where in the Bible these familiar phrases appear and describing the colourful biblical backdrop to their origination, from epic battles to acts of betrayal, miracles and beyond.
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    The explosive Edgar Award-winning debut novel by New York Times bestselling author Lawrence Sanders.
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    The story of the explosion of indie music into the mainstream in 1991 – and the cultural revolution that followed. It isn’t a history of Britpop, it’s Paul’s ‘love letter’ to the scene.
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    Florian Hoffmann demonstrates the huge potential for creating a better future today. He visits places and people around the world, where courage and imagination have already paved the way for the world of tomorrow.
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    Grace and Tom have a strong marriage, a comfortable home, and a beautiful baby daughter. But when Chloe turns three, her life is claimed by Sepsis — a cruel and indiscriminate disease.
  • Bookmateadded a book to the bookshelfBook of the week7 months ago
    A storm orphan, Ruby Flynn, is rescued from a tiny cottage on the Atlantic coast and educated by nuns in preparation for a life in service. Appointed as a nursery maid, Ruby experiences a dangerous attraction to Lord FitzDeane.
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    It’s the beginning of the end for the people of Earth, as gigantic alien war machines deploy heat rays and noxious gas to destroy everything in their path. Will humanity survive?
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    Jim lived a double life — an undercover agent amongst spies and radicals in Cold War London. Haunted by her father’s past, his daughter Sam quits university to find out the truth and locate her missing boyfriend — the one person she can trust.
  • Bookmateadded a book to the bookshelfBook of the week8 months ago
    Containing amusing examples of awful grammar, this Sunday Times bestseller is the go-to grammar guide. Leave those split infinitives and dangling modifiers behind, as you ascend to grammatical greatness.
  • Bookmateadded a book to the bookshelfBook of the week8 months ago
    This condensed history of the cosmos offers a complete and comprehensible timeline of life, the universe, and everything. It breaks down big history into accessible parts for everyone to enjoy.
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    Overused, meaningless and — to be perfectly honest — irritating, clichés are a thorn in the side of everyday English. Lifting the lid on why they should be avoided at all costs, esteemed journalist Nigel Fountain thinks outside the box, sharing his blue sky thinking on how to avoid clichés like the plague. After all, it’s not rocket science.
  • Bookmateadded a book to the bookshelfBook of the week10 months ago
    The sky’s the limit. Nothing is impossible. Dream big. All fine in principle, but getting there can be a little unclear. Now for the first time, you can follow seven scientifically-tested steps to help you achieve your big goals, by thinking small.
  • Bookmateadded a book to the bookshelfBook of the week10 months ago
    From a dead man posting letters to his estranged wife to sexy aliens invading New York City, award-winning author Kelly Link invites you on a voyage through eleven strange short storie
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    One moment she’s counting her blessings and her idyllic life on the Devon coast, and the next, Rosie’s husband and children are gone. To another woman.
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    Getting the measure of things, Graeme Donald explores the multiple systems of measurement that order or our daily lives, probing the past and asking questions about who decided how we do it, and why.
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    Giving his warm coat to a freezing man on route to joining the army, Grinev’s act of kindness comes back to reward him after he’s unwittingly caught up in an 18th century Russian rebellion.
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    Informing and delighting in equal measure, this book uncovers a wealth of fascinating information about the sayings, legends, and proverbs delivered to us through traditional rural folklore.
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    Woven into a unique tapestry of fiction and non-fiction texts from poets to explorers, this anthology captures the beauty and wonder of Nepal, its cultural heritage, and landscapes.
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    This prize-winning novel plunges readers into an insidious Internet scam. And it all begins with the words: “Dear Sir, I am the son of an exiled Nigerian diplomat, and I need your help ...”
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    This delightfully wicked twist on traditional classics takes a satirical look at modern society through a cast of familiar characters including: Jack and the Weedstalk, the Crack Piper of Camden, and Sleep-In-Beauty with her love of fairydust.
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