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  • Roger Brook adventure No. V. August 1794: Roger Brook – Prime Minister Pitt's most daring and resourceful secret agent – had sailed for the West Indies with a party that included three beautiful women. His purpose: pleasure. But the Caribbean, blue seas, lush tropical islands and palm-shaded beaches, was infested with pirates. The slaves of the 'Sugar islands' were in revolt. All this Roger Brook encountered. But also he uncovered a mysterious episode in the early life of the Empress Josephine – a mystery that had its effect on the Parisian intrigues that led to Napoleon receiving his first great command: the Army of Italy. A mystery that tied together many strange scenes and unlikely events.
  • Christopher Snow is athletic, handsome enough, intelligent romantic and funny.  But he's whole life has been affected by xeroderma pigmentosum, a rare genetic disorder that means his skin and eyes cannot be exposed to sunlight.  Like all Xpers, Chris lives at night - and has never ventured beyond his home town of Moonlight Bay, a picturesque, beautiful and strangely haunting place.  He knows it as no-one else can know it, is intimate with its shadows and dark hours.  Despite the limitations imposed on him by nature, Chris is determined to lead the fullest life possible and with the help of family and friends, he's largely succeeded. But for Chris and all the inhabitants of Moonlight Bay, a terrible change of catastrophic proportions is about to happen.
  • Follows The Riftwar Saga. Follows the intrigues and adventures when a group of powerful nobles attempt to overthrow the Empress of Kesh, causing bitter division in the Court.  In the midst of the conflict are the princes of Kondor, Erlund and Boric. Boric makes a desperate journey back to the Court to warn of the traitors' plans, which - if they were to succeed - start a war that would tear the Empire apart.
  • Roger Brook adventure No. VIII. Pauline Leclerc: the loveliest, most licentious woman in Paris – and the favorite sister of Napoleon himself.  Roger Brook is back in France – playing a deadly game as Prime Minister Pitt's most daring secret agent. But when he is ordered to console the newly-widowed Pauline he finds that, for once, the calls of duty and passion coincide...
  • Author Martin Stillwater has the perfect life. He and his wife Paige are happy together. Their two daughters, Charlotte and Emily are intelligent, well-adjusted and healthy. Martin's novels are at last achieving success. Though he doesn't like the publicity, he's about to be in People magazine. So why does he experience sudden blackouts and feel such dread? The killer doesn't know his name, his past or his future, he has no family or friends, he doesn't know who gives him his assignments - only that the targets must die. He cries when he is overwhelmed by his loneliness, tortured by the meaninglessness of his life. He senses that beyond the horizon, there is a town, where a life awaits him and he has family and friends. Charlotte knows there is something wrong. The man stands, sits, moves and sounds like Daddy.  But he doesn't smile as often or as quickly as usual. And when he does smile, he's pretending. Daddy isn't Daddy....Cover art  by Lee Gibbons.
  • World War II, the most massive and appalling military conflagration in history began on September 1, 1939 when Hitler's troops invaded Poland and from there, it spread inexorably in all directions. On December 7 1941, the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbour, thus bringing the huge American armies into the picture and the Pacific was ablaze as Japan and America fought a devastating island-hopping war across the ocean. As well as swallowing millions of lives, the demands of the military machine gave rise to the atom bomb and the computer; the British Empire was dying but the Commonwealth was heralded; the war made Churchill and  the 'spiv'; it created rationing and the Welfare State; it slaughtered 6,000,000 Jews, broke marriages and laid waste to the European economy.  This is a graphic account of the fateful years that changed the world forever. Illustrated with black and white photos.

  • The clients of the Skeldale House vet. practice vary from dour farmers who expect miracles for nothing, those grateful for any little service and for James Herriot, the real five star owners and patients like Mrs. Pumphrey and Tricki Woo. Here are animal characters from cart horses to kittens; a dog whose staple diet is fish and chips, a cat who presides over his master's business and cows and ewes with complicated calvings and lambings. Siegfried and James are compelled to take on assistants, one of whom - Calum Buchanan - has a larger than life personality  with a magical touch, and a menagerie of his own that includes badgers, dogs, owls and foxcubs who take up residence in the kitchen. James' wife Helen is there, steering him through the often comic crises with serene practicality, as well as his children Jimmy and Rosie, both determined to follow in their father's footsteps.  A book for anyone who loves animals and laughter. Illustrated by Victor Ambrus.

  • Or, Letters from a Gentleman of Excess. Until 1983, Jack Pollock was the owner of the Pollock Gallery of Toronto, where he exhibited new Canadian artists. Then, abruptly, he lost both his business and his health. Twenty years of flashy flamboyancy had led to drug addiction, open heart surgery, bankruptcy - and a profound spiritual and psychological  malaise. Broken, he retreated to the south of France, expecting to die. Instead, he began to come to terms with himself and his life, confiding his deepest feelings in a torrent of letters to M., a psychiatrist he had consulted briefly before his departure. The letters tell of his everyday life in France, his encounters with David Hockney and other artists, of religion and the power of sexuality: a courageously honest assessment of his life.

  • The War of the Worlds: When an army of invading Martians lands in England, panic and terror seize the population. As the aliens traverse the country in huge three-legged machines, incinerating all in their path with a heat ray and spreading noxious toxic gases, the people of the Earth must come to terms with the prospect of the end of human civilization and the beginning of Martian rule. The monsters patrol the streets, heat rays destroy everything and everyone, horror and chaos are everywhere.  Originally published in 1898. The Invisible Man: A chemistry student becomes obsessed with the idea of invisibility, an obsession which ends in the creation of a serum, disaster, tragedy and ultimately, insanity.  Originally published in 1897.