The Radleys

The Radleys
Author: Matt Haig
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 371
Release: 2011-09-20
ISBN 10: 1451610335
ISBN 13: 9781451610338
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Radleys Book Review:

Struggling with overwork and parenting angst, English village doctor Peter Radley endeavors to hide his family's vampire nature until their daughter's oddly satisfying act of violence reveals the truth, an event that is complicated by the arrival of a practicing vampire family member.

The Radleys

The Radleys
Author: Matt Haig
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2010-12-28
ISBN 10: 1439194645
ISBN 13: 9781439194645
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Radleys Book Review:

Just about everyone knows a family like the Radleys. Many of us grew up next door to one. They are a modern family, averagely content, averagely dysfunctional, living in a staid and quiet suburban English town. Peter is an overworked doctor whose wife, Helen, has become increasingly remote and uncommunicative. Rowan, their teenage son, is being bullied at school, and their anemic daughter, Clara, has recently become a vegan. They are typical, that is, save for one devastating exception: Peter and Helen are vampires and have—for seventeen years—been abstaining by choice from a life of chasing blood in the hope that their children could live normal lives. One night, Clara finds herself driven to commit a shocking—and disturbingly satisfying—act of violence, and her parents are forced to explain their history of shadows and lies. A police investigation is launched that uncovers a richness of vampire history heretofore unknown to the general public. And when the malevolent and alluring Uncle Will, a practicing vampire, arrives to throw the police off Clara’s trail, he winds up throwing the whole house into temptation and turmoil and unleashing a host of dark secrets that threaten the Radleys’ marriage. The Radleys is a moving, thrilling, and radiant domestic novel that explores with daring the lengths a parent will go to protect a child, what it costs you to deny your identity, the undeniable appeal of sin, and the everlasting, iridescent bonds of family love. Read it and ask what we grow into when we grow up, and what we gain—and lose—when we deny our appetites.

The Radleys

The Radleys
Author: Matt Haig
Publsiher: Canongate Books
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2010-07-01
ISBN 10: 1847679161
ISBN 13: 9781847679161
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Radleys Book Review:

FAMILIES. SOMETIMES THEY'RE A BLOODY NIGHTMARE . . . Life with the Radleys: Radio 4, dinner parties with the Bishopthorpe neighbours and self-denial. Loads of self-denial. But all hell is about to break loose. When teenage daughter Clara gets attacked on the way home from a party, she and her brother Rowan finally discover why they can't sleep, can't eat a Thai salad without fear of asphyxiation and can't go outside unless they're smothered in Factor 50. With a visit from their lethally louche Uncle Will and an increasingly suspicious police force, life in Bishopthorpe is about to change. Drastically.

The Radleys

The Radleys
Author: Matt Haig
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 371
Release: 2011-09-20
ISBN 10: 1451610335
ISBN 13: 9781451610338
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Radleys Book Review:

Struggling with overwork and parenting angst, English village doctor Peter Radley endeavors to hide his family's vampire nature until their daughter's oddly satisfying act of violence reveals the truth, an event that is complicated by the arrival of a practicing vampire family member.

The Radleys of Knockrour

The Radleys of Knockrour
Author: Glen Paul Hammond
Publsiher: CreateSpace
Total Pages: 148
Release: 2014-02-26
ISBN 10: 9781495361234
ISBN 13: 1495361233
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Radleys of Knockrour Book Review:

In his book “Donoughmore and All Around,” Richard Henchion states, “The personal name Radley and the placename Knockrour have been synonymous” for over two centuries. In 1586 the first Radley left England to participate in the Plantation of Munster. Entering Ireland as Adventurers, they soon established themselves as part of the powerful Protestant Ascendancy, intermarrying with some of the most illustrious families of their age (Leader of Mt Leader, Purdon of Ballyclough, MacCarthy of Dooneen, Barrys of Rathcormack to name a few). Covering a span of years from 1586 to 1916 and punctuated with family trees throughout, "The Radleys of Knockrour" provides an intimate portrait of the rise and fall of the landed gentry in Ireland.

The Last Family in England

The Last Family in England
Author: Matt Haig
Publsiher: Canongate Books
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2018-01-04
ISBN 10: 1786893231
ISBN 13: 9781786893239
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Last Family in England Book Review:

FROM THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR Meet the Hunter family: Adam, Kate, and their children Hal and Charlotte. And Prince, their Labrador. Prince is an earnest young dog, striving hard to live up to the tenets of the Labrador Pact (Remain Loyal to Your Human Masters, Serve and Protect Your Family at Any Cost). Other dogs, led by the Springer Spaniels, have revolted. As things in the Hunter family begin to go badly awry – marital breakdown, rowdy teenage parties, attempted suicide – Prince’s responsibilities threaten to overwhelm him and he is forced to break the Labrador Pact and take desperate action to save his Family.

To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird
Author: Harper Lee
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2014-07-08
ISBN 10: 0062368680
ISBN 13: 9780062368683
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


To Kill a Mockingbird Book Review:

Voted America's Best-Loved Novel in PBS's The Great American Read Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice in the deep South—and the heroism of one man in the face of blind and violent hatred One of the most cherished stories of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird has been translated into more than forty languages, sold more than forty million copies worldwide, served as the basis for an enormously popular motion picture, and was voted one of the best novels of the twentieth century by librarians across the country. A gripping, heart-wrenching, and wholly remarkable tale of coming-of-age in a South poisoned by virulent prejudice, it views a world of great beauty and savage inequities through the eyes of a young girl, as her father—a crusading local lawyer—risks everything to defend a black man unjustly accused of a terrible crime.

The Modern Vampire and Human Identity

The Modern Vampire and Human Identity
Author: Deborah Mutch
Publsiher: Palgrave Macmillan
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2012-12-05
ISBN 10: 0230370136
ISBN 13: 9780230370135
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Modern Vampire and Human Identity Book Review:

Why are we surrounded by vampires in the twenty-first century? From the global phenomena of Stephanie Meyer's Twilight and Charlaine Harris's Sookie Stackhouse, through films such as Underworld and Blade, television series such as The Vampire Diaries and Being Human, to video games like Bloodrayne and Legacy of Kain, the reader, viewer and player has never had so many vampires to choose from. This collection considers the importance of the current flurry of vampires for our sense of human identity. Vampires have long been read as bodies through which our sense of ourselves has been reflected back to us. The essays offer readings of the modern vampire as a complex consideration of our modern human selves. Now that we no longer see the vampire as essentially evil, what does that say about us?

Harper Lee

Harper Lee
Author: Andrew Haggerty
Publsiher: Marshall Cavendish
Total Pages: 125
Release: 2010-01-15
ISBN 10: 9780761447023
ISBN 13: 0761447024
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Harper Lee Book Review:

An in-depth analysis of Harper Lee, his writings, and the historical time period in which they were written.

The Humans

The Humans
Author: Matt Haig
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2013-07-02
ISBN 10: 1476727929
ISBN 13: 9781476727929
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Humans Book Review:

The bestselling, award-winning author of The Radleys is back with his funniest, most devastating dark comedy yet, a “silly, sad, suspenseful, and soulful” (Philadelphia Inquirer) novel that’s “full of heart” (Entertainment Weekly). When an extra-terrestrial visitor arrives on Earth, his first impressions of the human species are less than positive. Taking the form of Professor Andrew Martin, a prominent mathematician at Cambridge University, the visitor is eager to complete the gruesome task assigned him and hurry home to his own utopian planet, where everyone is omniscient and immortal. He is disgusted by the way humans look, what they eat, their capacity for murder and war, and is equally baffled by the concepts of love and family. But as time goes on, he starts to realize there may be more to this strange species than he had thought. Disguised as Martin, he drinks wine, reads poetry, develops an ear for rock music, and a taste for peanut butter. Slowly, unexpectedly, he forges bonds with Martin’s family. He begins to see hope and beauty in the humans’ imperfection, and begins to question the very mission that brought him there. Praised by The New York Times as a “novelist of great seriousness and talent,” author Matt Haig delivers an unlikely story about human nature and the joy found in the messiness of life on Earth. The Humans is a funny, compulsively readable tale that playfully and movingly explores the ultimate subject—ourselves.

Humans: An A-Z

Humans: An A-Z
Author: Matt Haig
Publsiher: Canongate Books
Total Pages: 107
Release: 2014-04-03
ISBN 10: 1782114858
ISBN 13: 9781782114857
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Humans: An A-Z Book Review:

DO YOU A) Know a human? B) Love a human? C) Have trouble dealing with humans? IF YOU'VE ANSWERED YES TO ANY OF THE ABOVE, THIS BOOK IS FOR YOU Whether you are planning a high level of human interaction or just a casual visit to the planet, this user-guide to the human race will help you translate their sayings, understand exotic concepts such as 'democracy' and 'sofas', and make sense of their habits and bizarre customs. A phrase book, a dictionary and a survival guide, this book unravels all the oddness, idiosyncrasies and wonder of the species, allowing everyone to make the most of their time on Earth.

Focus on Reading

Focus on Reading
Author: Walch
Publsiher: Walch Publishing
Total Pages: 50
Release: 2002-08-30
ISBN 10: 9780825144301
ISBN 13: 0825144302
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


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Princess Charming

Princess Charming
Author: Elizabeth Thornton
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2011-07-20
ISBN 10: 0307802965
ISBN 13: 9780307802965
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Princess Charming Book Review:

Elizabeth Thornton creates suspenseful tales of romance that transport readers to another time and place while spinning unforgettable love stories. Now she has penned her most mesmerizing novel to date -- the story of a woman who was certain her life held no more surprises ... until she learns that both peril and passion can appear when you least expect them. When Gwyn Barrie inherits a mysterious legacy donated by an anonymous benefactor, she is sure it's too good to be true -- and it is. For along with the legacy comes the man named as the sole trustee of the money: handsome, charming Jason Radley. Eight years ago, Gwyn and Jason were in love -- until Gwyn disappeared for reasons Jason could never understand. Now fate has brought him back into her life again -- along with the funds Gwyn so desperately needs. But Gwyn's good fortune quickly sours when someone begins to follow her all over London -- someone who may even want her dead. Frightened and alone, Gwyn has only Jason to turn to. But can she trust the man who broke her heart so many years ago -- and fight the passion that is seething so close to the surface? Soon nothing is what it seems as Gwyn and Jason are swept up in a terrifying game of greed and lust -- where the stakes are nothing less than their lives....

Robin the Runner. [A tale.]

Robin the Runner. [A tale.]
Author: N.A
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1870
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: BL:A0021222371
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Robin the Runner. [A tale.] Book Review:

Safekeeping

Safekeeping
Author: Karen Hesse
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2012-09-18
ISBN 10: 1250011345
ISBN 13: 9781250011343
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Safekeeping Book Review:

When Radley returns to the United States after volunteering abroad, she comes back to a country under military rule with strict travel restrictions, and she must find her way back to her Vermont home through the New England woods.

Remains, Historical and Literary, Connected with the Palatine Counties of Lancaster and Chester

Remains, Historical and Literary, Connected with the Palatine Counties of Lancaster and Chester
Author: N.A
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1891
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: WISC:89049060643
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Remains, Historical and Literary, Connected with the Palatine Counties of Lancaster and Chester Book Review:

The Fellows of the Collegiate Church of Manchester

The Fellows of the Collegiate Church of Manchester
Author: Francis Robert Raines
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1891
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015028191354
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Fellows of the Collegiate Church of Manchester Book Review:

Reports of Cases Adjudged in the Court of Chancery of New York

Reports of Cases Adjudged in the Court of Chancery of New York
Author: N.A
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1887
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: IND:30000107746830
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Reports of Cases Adjudged in the Court of Chancery of New York Book Review:

Reports of Cases Adjudged and Determined in the Court of Chancery of the State of New York: Johnson's Chancery reports, v. 1-5

Reports of Cases Adjudged and Determined in the Court of Chancery of the State of New York: Johnson's Chancery reports, v. 1-5
Author: New York (State). Court of Chancery
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1888
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: CORNELL:31924017722152
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Reports of Cases Adjudged and Determined in the Court of Chancery of the State of New York: Johnson's Chancery reports, v. 1-5 Book Review:

The Private Journal and Literary Remains of John Byrom

The Private Journal and Literary Remains of John Byrom
Author: John Byrom
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1854
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: BSB:BSB10282684
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


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