Love Songs from a Shallow Grave (Dr. Siri Paiboun, Book 7) by Colin Cotterill

By Colin Cotterill

3 younger Laotian girls have died of fencing sword wounds. every one of them had studied overseas in an jap bloc state. ahead of he can whole his research, Dr. Siri is lured to Cambodia by means of an all-expenses-paid journey. Accused of spying for the Vietnamese, he's imprisoned, overwhelmed, and threatened with loss of life. The Khmer Rouge is relentless, and it's contact and opt for the dauntless, seventy-four-year-old national--and only--coroner of Laos.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Making Money (Discworld, Book 36) (UK Edition) by Terry Pratchett

By Terry Pratchett

The lengthy awaited, fresh grownup Discworld novel.

It’s a suggestion you can’t refuse.

Who wouldn't to want to be the fellow accountable for Ankh-Morpork’s Royal Mint and the financial institution subsequent door?

It’s a role for all times. yet, as former con-man wet von Lipwig is studying, the lifestyles isn't unavoidably for long.

The leader Cashier is nearly definitely a vampire. There’s anything anonymous within the cellar (and the cellar itself is beautiful nameless), it seems that the Royal Mintruns at a loss. A three hundred yr previous wizard is after his female friend, he’s approximately to be uncovered as a fraud, however the Assassins Guild may well get him first. actually lot of individuals wish him dead

Oh. and each day he has to take the Chairman for walkies.

Everywhere he seems to be he’s making enemies.

What he could be doing is . . . Making Money!

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A Fate Worse Than Dragons by John Moore

By John Moore

In an try to win the hand of Princess Gloria in marriage, Sir Terry slays a dragon-only to find he's killed the dragon in a neighboring state and inadvertently earned the devotion of the inaccurate princess. and everybody is aware that obtaining caught with the inaccurate woman is really a destiny worse than dragons.

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Usefully Useless: Everything you'd Never Learn at School by Mark Hanks

By Mark Hanks

Usefully Useless is a gloriously assorted quantity devoted to the main engrossing trivialities on the earth. certain to excite the interest and amuse, its pages are choked with this type of amazing info you will by no means research, yet may be extremely joyful to find. each one truth is irresistibly enjoyable and engaging - the essence of anecdote and dinner-party dialog that's crucial within the grownup global - and, chiefly, usefully useless.

Guaranteed to enhance your brain, Usefully Useless includes a wealth of miscellany on an enormous variety of subject matters, together with Literature, Geography, meals, technology, the flora and fauna, activity and Politics - from the export of frogs' legs to the longest Monopoly video game accomplished within the tub. Usefully Useless offers solutions to such everlasting questions as:

What was once Margaret Thatcher's favorite sitcom?

Which British league soccer team's identify has no letters that you'll be able to color in with a pen?

How many energy do you eat for those who lick a stamp?

What was once the unique color of Coca-Cola?

Which key do bathrooms flush in?

Find out those solutions and lots of, many extra in Usefully Useless, the basic advisor to the proof you by no means idea you'd want to know.

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The Ladybird Book of the Mid-Life Crisis (Ladybirds for by Jason Hazeley, Joel Morris

By Jason Hazeley, Joel Morris

From bestselling authors Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris - a nugget of knowledge within the extra special Ladybirds for Grown Ups series.

This pleasant ebook is the most recent within the sequence of Ladybird books which were particularly deliberate to aid grown-ups with the realm approximately them.

The huge transparent script, the cautious number of phrases, the widespread repetition and the considerate matching of textual content with photos all permit grown-ups to imagine they've got taught themselves to manage. that includes unique Ladybird art along brilliantly humorous, fresh textual content.

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Great Lies to Tell Small Kids by Andy Riley

By Andy Riley

At the heels of his runaway Bunny Suicides books, cartoonist Andy Riley turns his irreverent wit to a different crew of small creatures that lurk between us likely in every single place: kids.
From the benign (every ant you meet needs to be named) to the actually merciless (Ronald McDonald is dead!), every one hilarious sketch has a tall story to teach little ones and entertain depraved adults all over the place.

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Sourcery (Discworld, Book 5) by Terry Pratchett

By Terry Pratchett

Whilst final noticeable, the singularly inept wizard Rincewind had fallen off the sting of the area. Now magically, he's became up back, and this time he's introduced the Luggage.

But that's no longer all....

Once upon a time, there has been an 8th son of an 8th son who used to be, after all, a wizard. as though that wasn't complex adequate, stated wizard then had seven sons. after which he had an 8th son -- a wizard squared (that's all of the math, really). Who in fact, used to be a resource of magic -- a sorcerer.

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1,001 Facts that Will Scare the S#*t Out of You: The by Cary McNeal

By Cary McNeal

Fact: Chocolate comprises the alkaloid theobromine, which in excessive doses may be poisonous to people, and in even small quantities can kill canines, parrots, horses, and cats.
This implies that regardless of its identify, the Kit-Kat sweet bar isn't a instructed snack in your kitty-cat. i'm wondering what number cats have died due to this confusion.

Fact: the main germ-laden position in your rest room isn't the seat or perhaps the bowl--it's the handle.
The resolution: Don't flush. enable the following man fear approximately it.

There are "just the facts"--and then there are only the evidence that may frighten the bejeezus out of you. and because of this little gem a WC e-book, you'll by no means examine the realm an identical approach back, with no, er, dry heaving a bit bit.

From the sneaky fish which could swim up our genitals to the E. coli micro organism lurking within the very water we drink, hectic phenomena are all over we flip. academic, enjoyable, and undeniably frightening, this booklet isn't bound to assist you, um, visit the lavatory, yet it's absolute to make it slow there more...informed.

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Breakfast on Pluto by Patrick McCabe

By Patrick McCabe

A re-creation of this Booker-shortlisted novel for the discharge of Neil Jordan’s movie variation, staring Liam Neeson and Stephen Rea.

Set in eire within the Nineteen Seventies, Breakfast on Pluto follows the exploits of Patrick “Pussy” Braden, an endearing yet deceptively difficult younger guy. deserted as a toddler in his small Irish fatherland and acutely aware from a truly early age that he's diversified, Patrick survives this harsh surroundings due to his wit, appeal and a candy refusal to enable a person or something swap who he's. it is a surreal and magical story, a humorous, relocating and poignant rites of passage novel. it's also a vibrant and unsettling touch upon the human cost paid within the cultural and political weather of eire at that time.

'Wild, hilarious, cruel and fiendishly clever'
Independent on Sunday

'He is the lucky possessor of a savage and unfettered mind's eye; his books . . . dissect life's miseries with a glowing comedic scalpel'
The Times

'It reveals humour in locations that different writers are afraid to appear for it'
Sunday Telegraph
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This is a savagely humorous and authentically tragic novel of an eire in unsatisfied transition and underneath McCabe's completely brought black comedy lies an indignant heart'
GQ

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