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The True Confessions of Adrian Albert Mole
James Carcaterra, Anna Bentinck, Harriet Carmichael
Spieldauer: 4 Std. und 8 Min.
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Adrian Mole is an adult. At least that's what it says on his passport. But living at home, clinging to his threadbare cuddly rabbit 'Pinky', working as a paper pusher for the DoE and pining for the love of his life, Pandora, has proved to him that adulthood isn't quite what he expected. Still, without the dilemmas of modern life what would an intellectual poet have to write about…
A fantasy adventure about saving the universe one world at a time from Diana Wynne Jones. The companion novel to the bestselling The Merlin Conspiracy.Magids look after all worlds, steer them towards magic, and keep history happening. But Rupert Venables’ mentor has just died, and as the junior magid on earth he has to find a replacement while also trying to find the lost heir of a collapsing empire, worlds away.
Seven years ago, two boys went missing at sea - and only one was brought to shore. The Sandbank, a remote stretch of coast dotted with beach huts, was scarred forever. Sarah's son survived, but on the anniversary of the accident, he disappears without trace. As new secrets begin to surface, The Sandbank hums with tension and unanswered questions. Sarah's search grows more desperate, and she starts to mistrust everyone she knows - and she's right to.
Tilly is going to stay with her grandparents in Wales. She's got a school project about the Second World War to do, and Gran, who was evacuated during the war, has promised to help. Travelling on the train for the first time alone, Tilly falls asleep and wakes to find herself back in time. It's World War II, and she's being evacuated to Wales with her two younger brothers. Mr Edwards offers to give them a home on his remote farm, where she meets a very special sheepdog....
Sufferers with any type of body image or anxiety conditions will identify with Chloe’s suffering and the daily struggles she faces. Dr. Callaghan and Dr. O’Connor’s wisdom, expertise, and compassionate approach have enabled Chloe to move on significantly with her life. Their approach is captured perfectly as they provide valuable insight into why and how Chloe struggled with her condition and what needs to be done to ensure her path to recovery and beyond.
More than four hundred years ago, seven people - five of them women - were beheaded in the Tower of London. Three had been queens of England. The others were found guilty of treason. Why were such important people put to death? Alison Weir's gripping book tells their stories: from the former friend betrayed by a man set on being king, to the young girl killed after just nine days on the throne. Alison Weir is a wonderful storyteller. Through her vivid writing, history comes alive.
Meet the Scruffs - the ugliest pets ever! There's a new addition to the Pet Shop, Lady, a beautiful pedigree cat with shiny fur and polished paws. But when there's trouble, Lady saves the day and proves that she's not just a pampered puss. Then disaster strikes - a customer wants to adopt Lady! The pets must make Lady less attractive to the potential owner. And in The Scruffs: Showtime! the scruffy pets accidentally get sent to Wufts, where they end up solving a crime - and winning best in show!
What if there exists a world powered by imagination? A world of silliness, where humans and their toys live on long after they’ve left the Hard World...and what if the door between that world and this one was broken? Welcome to the Land of Neverendings, a place where sadness does exist but it doesn’t cancel out happiness, or silliness, even when you lose someone you love.
When Marianne comes home from work one day to find her husband talking to a glamorous woman in the kitchen, insecurities resurface from a time when she was bullied at school. Jealousy rears its head and her marriage begins to fall apart. Desperate for a solution, she finds herself trying to track down her first schoolgirl crush: Edward Harvey. Even thinking his name made her tingle with half-remembered childlike giddiness.
The Villa Girls is the story of four young women who decide that wherever they are in the world and whatever they're doing, they'll meet every few years for a holiday together somewhere sunny. Despite life's taking them in very different directions, their snatched days in the sun in little hidden villas are crucial to them all. Escape, celebration, recovery--over the years the holidays change their lives.
When her beloved father dies, Vivien Epstein - a 22 year old hairdresser from Manchester - leaves her hometown for London in the hope of finding Jack Fox - a man she had a brief, but intense, love affair with some months ago. All Vivien has to go is one letter Jack sent to her father, the address of a boarding house scribbled hastily on the back, and very soon her hopes of finding him are dashed.
February, 1926. The city of London is tense in the days leading up to The General Strike. Evelyn Gifford, (protagonist of The Crimson Rooms) has now qualified as a solicitor - and is one of the first women to do so - but her life remains full of conflict. Embroiled in two new cases, Evelyn finds herself encountering both sides of the strike.
In a remote Sicilian mountain town, four women arrive at a cookery school, each at a turning point in their lives. Moll is a foodie and an exhausted working mum on the holiday of a lifetime. Tricia, a top London lawyer, is taking a break from the demands of her job and her family. Valerie, consumed by grief following the death of her partner, is trying to figure out how to live a life without him. And recently divorced Poppy has come to Sicily to learn about the place where her grandfather was born before emigrating to Australia.
Anna Bentinck, Harriet Carmichael, Steven Crossley, und andere
Spieldauer: 13 Std. und 25 Min.
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On a sharp winter's morning, a man turns his back on prison. This is the story of Joseph, who killed his wife, Zoe. Of their three children who witnessed the event. Of Zoe's parents, Hannah and Frederick, who are bringing up the children and can't forgive or understand Joseph. They slowly adjust to life without Zoe, until the day Joseph is released from prison...
A year ago Emma's twin sister, Laura, choked to death on some birthday cake. Or did she? Since then life hasn’t been the same. Emma thinks she's become invisible, hates school, and has started hearing her sister's voice in her head. Then, someone totally different steps into her world. Lexi has wild red hair and wears an eye-patch. She's a mystery to Emma, a mystery which slowly unravels when they become friends.
Two best friends. One extreme adventure. Too many secrets... Carlota and Bethany are best friends. Bethany is the sensible one with a long-term boyfriend; Carlota is the crazy one with a wild past and rebellious nature. All is fine in their world - apart from Carlota hating her stepdad and longing for an old flame. And apart from Bethany thinking her boyfriend is about to dump her and that her period is late.
It's Roodica's birthday and she has big plans - but things are ruined when everyone is invited to a party for the birthday of Magnus Maximus instead. Roodica is not going to let that stand in her way, especially when she finds out how superstitious the Romans are....
Crippled 16-year-old Catalina is the one person unable to join in the festivities of the Feast of the Assumption. But then she has a vision of the Virgin, and is miraculously cured. In the dark days of the Spanish Inquisition, such a claim to blessedness has serious consequences, especially when Catalina seems more inclined to obey her heart than the demands of the Church. The last of Maugham's novels, Catalina is a romantic celebration of Spain and a delightfully mischievous satire on absolutism.
Long ago, when wolves roamed the land, and before underpants had been invented, the Romans conquered Britain. But not everyone liked the Romans. Lots of people fought back, and none more than Queen Goodica's youngest daughter Roodica the Rude! The rotten Romans have dammed Roodica’s river- and that means no more swimming. But she’s thought up a great way for getting the river back- and getting revenge!
Long ago, when wolves and bears roamed the land and before underpants had been invented, the Romans conquered Britain. The Romans built fine houses and straight roads, and encouraged the Celts to take baths. But not everyone liked the Romans. Lots of people fought back, and none more stubbornly than Queen Goodica's youngest daughter, Roodica the Rude!