- The Known World
Masterful, Pulitzer-prize winning literary epic about the painful and complex realities of slave life on a Southern plantation. An utterly original exploration of race, trust and the cruel truths of human nature, this is a landmark in modern American literature. Henry Townsend, a black farmer, boot maker, and former slave, becomes proprietor of his own plantation - as well as his own slaves. When he dies, his widow, Caldonia, succumbs to profound grief, and things begin to fall apart: slaves take to escaping under the cover of night, and families who had once found love beneath the weight of slavery begin to betray one another. Beyond the Townsend household, the known world also unravels: low-paid white patrollers stand watch as slave `speculators' sell free black people into slavery, and rumours of slave rebellions set white families against slaves who have served them for years. An ambitious, luminously written novel that ranges from the past to the present, The Known World seamlessly weaves together the lives of the freed and the enslaved - and allows all of us a deeper understanding of the enduring multi-dimensional world created by the institution of slavery.
- The Trials of Death
This is the fifth title in the compelling and chilling saga of Darren Shan, but the second part in a new trilogy, following Darren's initiation into the vampire clan. THE SAGA OF DARREN SHAN BOOK 5 Compelled by his loyalty to Mr Crepsley, Darren Shan, the vampire's assistant, agrees to prove his worthiness to the vampire clan by undertaking a series of trials. Each Trial is set by the Vampire Princes to test agility, cunning and intelligence. Failure means death. Whilst their attention is focused on Darren, the vampire clan fail to notice that the vampaneze have infiltrated their mountain stronghold. Who is the traitor helping the vampaneze, and will Darren survive the trials to oust the vampire's greatest foes? Another atmospheric and terrifying tale from the author of Cirque Du Freak.
- THEY ARE WHAT YOU FEED THEM: How Food Can Improve Your Child's Behaviour, Mood and Learning
Presenting practical solutions for parents, this work provides information on the foods they feed their children to show how nutrition affects behaviour and learning. Sorting out food fact from food myth, it includes meal plans and recipes, along with guidance on other lifestyle factors.
- Discover Your Destiny
LIKE HIS MEGASELLING The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari-the book that started it all-Discover Your Destiny with The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari delivers another life-changing fable to help readers see the world through a completely new set of eyes. This latest guide offers more of the inspiring but highly practical wisdom of the now famous Julian Mantle, the superstar lawyer who traded his jet-set lifestyle and prized Ferrari for enlightenment and fulfillment. Readers will learn the true purpose of their lives, how to unlock their highest potential, the secret of boundless joy and a direct route to personal freedom. A must-read for all Monk fans.
- The Minotaur
By the same author as "Flight of the Intruder", and "Final Flight", this is the story of a top secret aircraft, and the hunt for a Soviet mole in the Pentagon. When Jake Grafton is put in charge of developing the A-12 aircraft, he finds he is gradually drawn into the hunt for the Minotaur.