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Stalky & Co.

Author:

Rudyard Kipling

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Kipling portrays school as the first stage of a much larger game, a pattern-maker for the experiences of life. Implied throughout the stories is the question, 'What happened to these fifteen-year-old boys, and how did the lessons they learned at school apply to the world of warfare and imperial government?' The stories are based on Kipling's own school, the United Services College at Westward Ho! in Devon, which prepared boys destined for the army or for colonial service; Kipling himself appears as the subordinate character, Beetle.

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Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444818581

Published:

01-02-2014

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The Jungle Book

Author:

Rudyard Kipling

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When two wolves discover young Mowgli in the bushes, abandoned and naked, it is the beginning of a happy life with the wolves, Baloo the bear and Bagheera, a black panther. But the tiger Shere Khan believes the child was his to eat, and bides his time until he can exact his revenge on Mowgli and his adoptive wolf pack... Other stories feature a baby seal rescuing his fellows from Aleutian hunters, a mongoose who defends a human family from a ruthless pair of cobras, and a boy who is taken by his elephant into a strange and wonderful world that few have ever seen.

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Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444820713

Published:

01-08-2014

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The Light That Failed

Author:

Rudyard Kipling

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Dick Heldar is an artist and journalist, a man who struggles to rise above his cruel beginnings and neglected childhood, and to grasp at a chance for happiness in his later life. However, his determination and mental powers begin to drain away, and the onset of premature physical decline determines his final demise...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444810318

Published:

01-03-2012

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The Second Jungle Book

Author:

Rudyard Kipling

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Kipling's classic collection of fables and poems presents the further adventures of Mowgli, as well as introducing new characters and settings. In HOW FEAR CAME, Hathi the elephant tells Mowgli the story of how the first tiger got its stripes; while in THE SPRING RUNNING, a seventeen-year-old Mowgli is torn between staying with his mother and returning to the jungle. QUIQUERN relates how two young Inuit set out across the arctic ice in a desperate quest to save their tribe from starvation, guided by a mysterious animal spirit; and in THE UNDERTAKERS the most dangerous animal on the river unexpectedly gets his come-uppance when his victims take revenge.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444820720

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01-08-2014

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Beyond Reason

Author:

Gwen Kirkwood

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Young Janet Scott loves books and learning, and is happy living at the schoolhouse where her grandfather is the dominie. Her world is shattered when he dies and the new schoolmaster's petty cruelty becomes intolerable. Sent to work for farmer Wull Foster, Janet becomes the target of his dangerous lechery, and escapes. Taken in by the kind philanthropist Josiah Saunders, an old friend of her grandfather's, she is pitched into a dilemma when he offers her the security of an amiable but passionless marriage. For her heart belongs to another: her childhood friend, the penniless lawyer's clerk Fingal McLauchlan...

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Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444825459

Published:

01-09-2015

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The Longshot

Author:

Katie Kitamura

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Cal and his long-standing friend and trainer Riley are on their way to Mexico for a make-or-break rematch with the legendary Rivera, who has never been beaten. Four years ago, Cal became the only fighter to ever take Rivera the distance, even though it nearly ended him. Only Riley, who has been at his side for the last ten years, knows how much that fight changed everything for Cal. And only Riley really knows what's now at stake, for both of them...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444805598

Published:

01-02-2011

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Sal

Author:

Mick Kitson

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Sal planned it for almost a year before they ran. She nicked an Ordnance Survey map from the school library. She bought a compass, a Bear Grylls knife, waterproofs and a first aid kit from Amazon using credit cards she'd robbed. She read the SAS Survival Handbook and watched loads of YouTube videos. And now Sal knows a lot of stuff. Like how to build a shelter and start a fire. How to estimate distances, snare rabbits and shoot an airgun. And how to protect her sister, Peppa. Because Peppa is ten, which is how old Sal was when Robert started on her...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444838060

Published:

01-09-2018

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A Piece Of The World

Author:

Christina Baker Kline

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For decades, Christina Olson's whole world has been a rocky, windswept point on the coast of Maine, the farmhouse her ancestors fled to from the Salem witch trials. A world she fears she will never leave. As a girl, farm life asked more of Christina than it did her family, her wasting limbs turning every task into a challenge. But the very tenacity that strengthened her may dash her chances for a life beyond her chores and extinguish her hopes for love. Years pass, and Christina's solitude is broken by the arrival of Andrew Wyeth, a young artist who is fixated on the isolated farmhouse. In Christina he will discover more than a kindred spirit; for him, she will become a muse like no other...

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Hard Cover

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444835731

Published:

01-02-2018

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The Outside Lands

Author:

Hannah Kohler

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Jeannie is nineteen when the world changes. The sudden accident that robs her and her brother Kip of their mother leaves them adrift, with only their father to guide them. Jeannie seeks escape in work and later marriage to a man whose social connections propel her into an unfamiliar world of wealth and politics. Ill-equipped and unprepared, she finds comfort where she can. Meanwhile, Kip's descent into a life of petty crime is halted only when he volunteers for the Marines. By 1968, the conflict in Vietnam is at its height; and with the anti-war movement raging at home, Jeannie and Kip are swept along by events larger than themselves, driven by disillusionment to commit unforgiveable acts of betrayal that will leave permanent scars.

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444832501

Published:

01-05-2017

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The Gardener From Ochakov

Author:

Andrey Kurkov

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Igor is confident his old Soviet policeman's uniform will be the best costume at the party. But he hasn't gone far before he realises something is wrong. The streets are unusually empty, and the only person to emerge from the shadows runs from him in terror. After a perplexing conversation with the terrified man, Igor comes to an unbelievable conclusion: he has found his way back to 1957 Kiev, and it isn't the era his mother and her friends have so sentimentally described. As he travels between the centuries, his life becomes more and more complicated. With his mother's disapproval at his absences growing, and his adventures in each time frame starting to catch up with him, Igor has to survive the past if he wants any kind of future...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444820232

Published:

01-07-2014

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Telex From Cuba

Author:

Rachel Kushner

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1950s Cuba: Young Everly Lederer and K.C. Stites come of age in Oriente Province, where the Americans tend their own fiefdom - over three hundred thousand acres of United Fruit Company sugarcane that surround their gated enclave. Whilst the rural tropics are a child's dreamworld, the two nevertheless have keen eyes for the indulgences and betrayals of the grown-ups around them - the mordant drinking and illicit loves, the racial hierarchies and violence. As Fidel and Raul Castro lead revolts from the mountains, torching plantations and kidnapping American expatriates, K.C. and Everly begin to discover the brutality that keeps the colony humming...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444824926

Published:

01-08-2015

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The Mars Room

Author:

Rachel Kushner

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Romy Hall is at the start of two consecutive life sentences at Stanville Women's Correctional Facility. Outside is the world from which she has been permanently severed: the San Francisco of her youth, changed almost beyond recognition; the Mars Room strip club, where she once gave lap dances for a living; and her seven-year-old son, Jackson, now in the care of Romy's estranged mother. Inside is a new reality to adapt to: thousands of women hustling for the bare essentials needed to survive, amid the deadpan absurdities of institutional living. Romy sees the future stretch out ahead of her in a long unwavering line - until news from outside brings a ferocious urgency to her existence, challenging her to escape her own destiny...

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Hard Cover

Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444840896

Published:

01-05-2019

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