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  • No Time To Be Brief: Scientific Biography of Wolfgang Pauli

    No Time To Be Brief: Scientific Biography of Wolfgang Pauli

    P. Enz, Charles
    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    This book retraces the life of the physicist Wolfgang Pauli, analyses his scientific work, and describes the evolution of his thinking. Pauli spent 30 years as a professor at the Federal Institute of Technology ETH in Zurich, which occupies a centralplace in this biography. It would be incomplete, however, without a rendering of Pauli's sarcastic wit and, most importantly, of the world of his dreams. It is through the latter that quite a different aspect of Pauli'slife comes in, namely his association with the psychology of C.G. Jung and his school.
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    ISBN: 9780199588152
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  • Che Part One: The Argentine - Reminiscences of A Cuban Revo

    Che Part One: The Argentine - Reminiscences of A Cuban Revo

    Che Guevara, Ernesto
    Kiadó: Harper Collins
    The writings of one of the greatest icons of the twentieth century - revolutionary leader Ernesto 'Che' Guevara. These diaries follow on from the events recorded in 'The Motorcycle Diaries' and recount the experiences that would make Che a figure knownar
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    ISBN: 9780007277216
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  • The President Is Missing (Pb)

    Patterson,James - Clinton,Bill
    Kiadó: Random House Uk
    ISBN: 9781787460188
    nyelv(ek): angol
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  • Life of Charlotte Bronte (Owc)

    Life of Charlotte Bronte (Owc)

    Gaskell,Elizabeth
    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    'It is in every way worthy of what one great woman should have written of another.' Patrick Bronte Elizabeth Gaskell's The Life of Charlotte Bronte (1857) is a pioneering biography of one great Victorian woman novelist by another. Gaskell was a friend ofCharlotte Bronte, and, having been invited to write the offical life, determined both to tell the truth and to honour her friend. She contacted those who had known Charlotte and travelled extensively in England and Belgium to gather material. She wrotefrom a vivid accumulation of letters, interviews, and observation, establishing the details of Charlotte's life and recreating her background. Through an often difficult and demanding process, Gaskell created a vital sense of a life hidden from theworld. This edition is based on the Third Edition of 1857, revised by Gaskell. It has been collated with the manuscript, and the previous two editions, as well as with Charlotte Bront'e's letters, and thus offers fuller information about the process ofcomposition than any previous edition.
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  • Pope Francis - The Authorised Biography

    Pope Francis - The Authorised Biography

    Sergio Rubin - Francesca Ambrogetti
    Kiadó: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd.
    Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio was chosen as the next Pope in one of the shortest conclaves in history. He is thefirst Pope Francis, the first Jesuit Pope, the first Pope to come from Latin America. Who is this man, and how did he come to such high position?This book begins with the arrival of Bergoglio's family in Buenos Aires in 1929, travelling from Italy, explores his childhood as one of a family of five, his first job as a factory cleaner and the bout of pneumonia which forced him to reassess his lifecompletely. Then from his early days as a seminarian through his experience as a teacher of psychology and literature, through to his consecration as a cardinal by Pope John Paul II, Bergoglio shares his experiences of faith and life.The difficult subjects are met head on, from the declining numbers of priests to celibacy and even the sex abuse scandals that have rocked the church - and through it all, Bergoglio's humble approach and desire to live an austere and faithful life shinethrough.This is a Pope who will not allow himself to be fitted to a traditional mould - and the world waits with bated breath to see what his time as leader of the world's largest church will bring.
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    ISBN: 9781444752496
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  • Change We Can Believe In

    Change We Can Believe In

    Obama, Barack
    Kiadó: Canongate Books
    The election of Barack Obama as President of the USA is a defining moment for all of us. After years of failed policies and a failed politics from Washington, change has arrived. Barack Obama now has the chance to reclaim the American dream. He hasproven to be a new kind of leader-one who can bring people together, be honest about the challenges we all face, and move his nation forward. Change We Can Believe In outlines his vision for America and its standing in the world. In these pages you willfind bold and specific ideas about how Barack Obama plans to fix the ailing American economy and strengthen its middle class, make health care affordable for all, achieve energy independence, and keep America safe in a dangerous world. Change We CanBelieve In asks us not just to believe in Barack Obama's ability to bring change to Washington, it asks us to believe in the ability of each of us to change the world.
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  • The Life of Christina Of Markyate (Oxford World's Classics)

    The Life of Christina Of Markyate (Oxford World's Classics)

    Samuel Fanous, Henrietta Leyser
    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    This is the remarkable story of the twelfth-century recluse Christina, who became prioress of Markyate, near St Albans in Hertfordshire. Determined to devote her life to God and to remain a virgin, Christina repulses the sexual advances of the bishop ofDurham. In revenge he arranges her betrothal to a young nobleman but Christina steadfastly refuses to consummate the marriage and defies her parents' cruel coercion. Sustained by visions, she finds refuge with the hermit Roger, and lives concealed atMarkyate for four years, enduring terrible physical and emotional torment. Although Christina is supported by the abbot of St Albans, she never achieves the recognition that he intended for her.Written with striking candour by Christina's anonymous biographer, the vividness and compelling detail of this account make it a social document as much as a religious one. Christina's trials of the flesh and spirit exist against a backdrop of schemingand corruption and all-too-human greed.
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  • Scar Tissue

    Kiedis, Anthony
    Kiadó: Little Brown Group Uk
    In SCAR TISSUE Anthony Kiedis, charismatic and highly articulate frontman of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, recounts his remarkable life story, and the history of the band itself. Raised in the Midwest, he moved to LA aged eleven to live with his fatherBlackie, purveyor of pills, pot, and cocaine to the Hollywood elite. After a brief child-acting career, Kiedis dropped out of U.C.L.A. and plunged headfirst into the demimonde of the L.A. underground music scene. He formed the band with threeschoolfriends - and found his life's purpose. Crisscrossing the country, the Chili Peppers were musical innovators and influenced a whole generation of musicians.But there's a price to pay for both success and excess and in SCAR TISSUE, Kiedis writes candidly of the overdose death of his soul mate and band mate, Hillel Slovak, and his own ongoing struggle with an addiction to drugs.SCAR TISSUE far transcends the typical rock biography, because Anthony Kiedis is anything but a typical rock star. It is instead a compelling story of dedication and debauchery, of intrigue and integrity, of recklessness and redemption.
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    ISBN: 9780751535662
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  • Angela Merkel: The Chancellor and Her World

    Angela Merkel: The Chancellor and Her World

    Kiadó: Alma Books
    The Authorized BiographyWith the Eurozone engulfed in an unprecedented crisis, one political figure looms largest of all, Angela Merkel, the leader of its most powerful economy. While foreign affairs have become the central issues of her chancellorship i
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    ISBN: 9781846883187
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  • Year of The Monkey

    Smith, Patti
    Kiadó: Bloomsbury
    From the National Book Award winning author of JustKids and M Train , a profound, beautifully realizedmemoir in which dreams and reality are vividly woveninto a tapestry of one transformative yearA new memoir from writer, performer and visual artistPatti Smith, author of the critically acclaimed,internationally bestselling Just KidsJust Kids was a New York Times and Sunday Timesbestseller, won a National Book Award for non fiction, andhas currently sold over 300,000 copies in UK and exportDream like, exquisite and arresting, The Year of theMonkey is the story of an artist's adventures on thehighways of grief, age and political crisis: perfect for fansof Just Kids and Bob Dylan's Chronicles , but also for fans ofthe works of Roberto Bolano and Haruki Murakami
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    ISBN: 9781526614759
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  • Leonardo Da Vinci ( Plbc No.58 )

    Leonardo Da Vinci ( Plbc No.58 )

    Vasari,Giorgio
    Kiadó: Penguin Books Ltd
    'In this painting of Leonardo's there was a smile so pleasing that it seemed divine rather than human.'Often called the first art historian, Vasari writes with delight on the lives of Leonardo and other celebrated Renaissance artists .Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride overVictorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th-century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage
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    ISBN: 9780141397764
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  • The Memoir of Jane Austen (Owc) *

    Austen-Leigh, James Edward
    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    ISBN: 9780199540778
    nyelv(ek): angol
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  • Contemporary Hungarians

    Contemporary Hungarians

    Varga Attila
    Kiadó: Pharos
    Termék tartalma: Sokszor a legnagyobb dilemmát jelenti, ha felejthetetlen élménnyel szeretnénk meglepni külföldi barátainkat. Zavarunk csak fokozódik, ha esetleg olyan angol nyelvű könyvet próbálunk átadni, ami rólunk, magyarokról szól, de nem egyközismert korszak, vagy esemény kapcsán fókuszál a történelmünkre, a kultúránkra.Ezért több mint különleges Varga Attila könyve. A szerző olyan mai kortárs személyek bemutatását tűzte ki célul, akik velünk élnek és elragadó teljesítményükkel alakítják a kultúránkat, a rólunk alkotott képet.Varga Attila lebilincselő stílusban megírt, és angol nyelvre lefordított riportkönyve azzal a szándékkal íródott, hogy akár elutazunk a világ más tájaira, akár vendéget várunk külföldről, különleges ajándékkal lepjük meg ismerőseinket. Olyan ez a könyv,mint egy finom bor, amely a maga sok-sok árnyalatával még jobban segíti ránk hangolódni az érdeklődőt és belopja szívébe kis országunkat és a kortárs magyarokat. Érdemes kipróbálni!Ebben a könyvben harmincöt világra szóló teljesítményt mutatunk be. Mások mellett az Oscar-díjas Rófusz Ferencet, a Légy című rövidfilm alkotóját, Roby Lakatost, aki sikeresen ötvözte a cigányzenét a dzsesszel, Jónyer Istvánt, aki legyőzte a kínaiasztalitenisz világbajnokokat. Megszólaltatjuk Becsei Áront akinek tízmilliós egyedi karóráiért sorban állnak a világ nagyjai, Péteri Károlyt, aki az olaszországi Cremonában kitanulta a hegedűkészítést, és megfejtette a Stradivari-hegedűk titkát is,valamint Bábel István kifőzdést, akitől a BBC, és a CNN tévétársaság is tudakolta a fenséges magyar gulyásleves receptjét.Ezek vagyunk mi!A magyarok.US, HUNGARIANS!Supposedly, the footballer, Ferenc Puskás, the inventor of the Rubik's Cube, Ernő Rubik, the Oscar-winning film director, István Szabó, and the Nobel Prize laureate writer, Imre Kertész, are the best-known Hungarians in the world.The founder of the film corporation 20th Century Fox, Vilmos Fuchs, was also Hungarian, while the two American movie stars, Tony Curtis and Paul Newman were of Hungarian descent. Even Hollywood itself was founded by a Hungarian, Adolf Cukor, andHungarians played a major part in the invention and development of the carburettor, the gas turbine, the floppy disc and the ballpoint pen.In this book we will present thirty-five contemporary Hungarians: among others, Ferenc Rófusz, the creator of the Academy Award winning animated short film, The Fly, Roby Lakatos, who successfully fused Gypsy folk music with jazz, István Jónyer, whowould beat Chinese world champions in table-tennis. Also, we will introduce Aaron Becsei, whose unique watches are worth millions and are highly popular among the world's celebrities, Károly Péteri, who was an apprentice in violin making in Cremona,Italy and won major insight into the secret of the Stradivarius as well as István Bábel, the owner of a simple eatery, who has been interviewed by the BBC and by CNN to reveal the recipe of his majestic Hungarian goulash.< br>That's us!Hungarians
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    ISBN: 9786155374432
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  • The Lord God Made Them All - Memoirs of A Yorkshire Vet

    The Lord God Made Them All - Memoirs of A Yorkshire Vet

    Herriot, James
    Kiadó: Pan Macmillan
    The fourth volume of memoirs from the author who inspired the BBC and Channel 5 series All Creatures Great and Small.Finally home from London after his wartime service in the RAF, James Herriot is settling back into life as a country vet. While the world has changed after the war, the blunt Yorkshire clients and menagerie of beasts with weird and wonderful ailmentsremain the same. But between his young son, Jimmy, trailing him around copying his every move, stubborn farmers refusing to try his 'new-fangled' treatments and a goat that has eaten 293 tomatoes, Darrowby is far from quiet. And with another baby on theway, life is about to get even more chaotic . . .Since they were first published, James Herriot's memoirs have sold millions of copies and entranced generations of animal lovers. Charming, funny and touching, The Lord God Made Them All is a heart-warming story of determination, love and companionshipfrom one of Britain's best-loved authors.'I grew up reading James Herriot's books and I'm delighted that thirty years on, they are still every bit as charming, heartwarming and laugh-out-loud funny as they were then.' - Kate Humble
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  • The Girl Who Escaped Isis

    Kiadó: Penguin Books Ltd
    ISBN: 9781784702755
    nyelv(ek): angol
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  • Mastering The Art of French Cooking, Vol.1.

    Mastering The Art of French Cooking, Vol.1.

    Child,Julia
    Kiadó: Penguin Books Ltd
    In these new editionsthe text has been rekeyed and has a new setting, which is much more elegant,all the drawings have been cleaned upthe index has been refolioedthey're completely recognisible as the same book but it's much nicer -- the reading exp
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    ISBN: 9780241956465
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  • A Promised Land

    A Promised Land

    Obama, Barack
    Kiadó: Hamilton,H.
    A riveting, deeply personal account of history in the making-from the president who inspired us to believe in the power of democracy.In the stirring, highly anticipated first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama tells the story of his improbable odyssey from young man searching for his identity to leader of the free world, describing in strikingly personal detail both hispolitical education and the landmark moments of the first term of his historic presidency-a time of dramatic transformation and turmoil.Obama takes readers on a compelling journey from his earliest political aspirations to the pivotal Iowa caucus victory that demonstrated the power of grassroots activism to the watershed night of November 4, 2008, when he was elected 44th president ofthe United States, becoming the first African American to hold the nation's highest office.Reflecting on the presidency, he offers a unique and thoughtful exploration of both the awesome reach and the limits of presidential power, as well as singular insights into the dynamics of U.S. partisan politics and international diplomacy. Obama bringsreaders inside the Oval Office and the White House Situation Room, and to Moscow, Cairo, Beijing, and points beyond. We are privy to his thoughts as he assembles his cabinet, wrestles with a global financial crisis, takes the measure of Vladimir Putin,overcomes seemingly insurmountable odds to secure passage of the Affordable Care Act, clashes with generals about U.S. strategy in Afghanistan, tackles Wall Street reform, responds to the devastating Deepwater Horizon blowout, and authorizes OperationNeptune's Spear, which leads to the death of Osama bin Laden.A Promised Land is extraordinarily intimate and introspective-the story of one man's bet with history, the faith of a community organizer tested on the world stage. Obama is candid about the balancing act of running for office as a Black American,bearing the expectations of a generation buoyed by messages of `hope and change,` and meeting the moral challenges of high-stakes decision-making. He is frank about the forces that opposed him at home and abroad, open about how living in the White Houseaffected his wife and daughters, and unafraid to reveal self-doubt and disappointment. Yet he never wavers from his belief that inside the great, ongoing American experiment, progress is always possible.This beautifully written and powerful book captures Barack Obama's conviction that democracy is not a gift from on high but something founded on empathy and common understanding and built together, day by day.
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  • Messi - Lessons In Style

    Messi - Lessons In Style

    Punti, Jordi
    Kiadó: Short Books
    Reading this playful portrait of Leo Messi reminded me how extraordinary every minute was that I spent by his side. PEP GUARDIOLASHORTLISTED FOR THE TELEGRAPH SPORTS BOOK AWARDS BIOGRAPHY OF THE YEARIn 22 short chapters, acclaimed Catalan writer JordiPunti explores the beauty, the genius and the obsession of Lionel Messi. He takes us from the near-mythical scenery of a South American footballing youth to the glory and the struggle of a life on the international stage, capturing along the way ourenduring desire to relive our experience of the beautiful game.Jordi Punti's stunning tribute to Lionel Messi will captivate football aficionados as well as fans of fine writing. Ian Sansom, SpectatorThis is brilliant - I've been telling everyoneabout this book. Simon Critchley, author of What We Think About When We Think About FootballThere's nobody better to write this book - which doesn't aim to explain Messi but to enjoy him... A joyous read. Simon Kuper, co-author of SoccernomicsAneloquent celebration that can remind us of the thrill of a close encounter with a player whose skills have often led him to be described as 'alien'. David Horspool, Times Literary Supplement
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    ISBN: 9781780724157
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  • All Things Bright and Beautiful - Memoirs of A Yorkshire Vet

    All Things Bright and Beautiful - Memoirs of A Yorkshire Vet

    Herriot, James
    Kiadó: Pan Macmillan
    The second collection of memoirs from the author who inspired the BBC and Channel 5 series All Creatures Great and Small.Now settled into the sleepy Yorkshire village of Darrowby, and married to Helen the farmer's daughter, James Herriot thinks he's finally got himself sorted. But life as a vet in the 1930s was never going to be easy. Quite aside from his unpredictablecolleagues, brothers Siegfried and Tristan Farnon, he must contend with new-fangled medical techniques, delivering calves after far too much home-made wine, and a grudge-holding dog called Magnus who never forgets. And then, with Britain on the verge ofwar, James faces a decision that could separate him from Darrowby - and Helen - for ever . . .Since they were first published, James Herriot's memoirs have sold millions of copies and entranced generations of animal lovers. Charming, funny and touching, All Things Bright and Beautiful is a heart-warming story of determination, love andcompanionship from one of Britain's best-loved authors.'I grew up reading James Herriot's books and I'm delighted that thirty years on, they are still every bit as charming, heartwarming and laugh-out-loud funny as they were then' - Kate Humble'Herriot's enchanting tales of life in the Dales are deservedly classics. Full of extraordinary characters, animal and human, the books never fail to delight' - Amanda Owen, bestselling author of The Yorkshire ShepherdessThis omnibus edition comprises the majority of chapters from Let Sleeping Vets Lie and Vets in Harness.
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  • All Things Bright and Beautiful - Memoirs of A Yorkshire Vet

    All Things Bright and Beautiful - Memoirs of A Yorkshire Vet

    Herriot, James
    Kiadó: Pan Macmillan
    Now settled into the sleepy Yorkshire village of Darrowby, and married to Helen the farmer's daughter, James Herriot thinks he's finally got himself sorted. But life as a vet in the 1930s was never going to be easy. Quite aside from his unpredictablecolleagues, brothers Siegfried and Tristan Farnon, he must contend with new-fangled medical techniques, delivering calves after far too much home-made wine, and a grudge-holding dog called Magnus who never forgets. And then, with Britain on the verge ofwar, James faces a decision that could separate him from Darrowby - and Helen - for ever . . .
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  • Anne Frank: Gesamtausgabe

    Anne Frank: Gesamtausgabe

    Frank, Anne
    Kiadó: Fischer,S.Taschenbuch Verlag
    ISBN: 9783596905911
    nyelv(ek): német
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  • From This Moment On: Shania Twain - Akciós

    From This Moment On: Shania Twain - Akciós

    Twain, Shania
    Kiadó: Atria
    The world may know Shania Twain as many things: a music legend, a mother, and recently, a fixture in the news for her painful, public divorce and subsequent marriage to a cherished friend. But in this extraordinary autobiography, Shania reveals that sheis so much more. She is Eilleen Twain, one of five children born into poverty in rural Canada, where her family often didn't have enough food to send her to school with lunch. She's the teenage girl who helped her mother and young siblings escape to abattered woman's shelter to put an end to the domestic violence in her family home. And she's the courageous twenty-two-year-old who sacrificed to keep her younger siblings together after her parents were tragically killed in a car accident.Shania Twain's life has evolved from a series of pivotal moments, and in unflinching, heartbreaking prose, Shania spares no details as she takes us through the events that have made her who she is. She recounts her difficult childhood, her parents'sudden death and its painful aftermath, her dramatic rise to stardom, her devastating betrayal by a trusted friend, and her joyful marriage to the love of her life. From these moments, she offers profound, moving insights into families, personaltragedies, making sense of one's life, and the process of healing. Shania Twain is a singular, remarkable woman who has faced enormous odds and downfalls, and her extraordinary story will provide wisdom, inspiration, and hope for almost anyone.
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  • Agatha Christie - A Very Elusive Woman

    Agatha Christie - A Very Elusive Woman

    Worsley, Lucy
    Kiadó: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd.
    'Christie lovers should read this biography for the same reason they read her novels.' - The Times'A model of how to combine biographical information, analysis and literary criticism into a propulsive narrative' - Daily Telegraph'Worsley's book excels in bringing a broader historical perspective to Christie's life and work, and her enthusiasm is infectious.' - Observer'Paint(s) an intriguing picture of Christie.' - GuardianMs Worsley herself writes engagingly... She combines an almost militant support for her subject with a considered analysis of her books and plays.' - Economist'Admirably scrupulous' - New York Times'Nobody in the world was more inadequate to act the heroine than I was.'Why did Agatha Christie spend her career pretending that she was 'just' an ordinary housewife, when clearly she wasn't? As Lucy Worsley says, 'She was thrillingly, scintillatingly modern'. She went surfing in Hawaii, she loved fast cars, and she wasintrigued by the new science of psychology, which helped her through devastating mental illness.So why - despite all the evidence to the contrary - did Agatha present herself as a retiring Edwardian lady of leisure?She was born in 1890 into a world which had its own rules about what women could and couldn't do. Lucy Worsley's biography is not just of an internationally renowned bestselling writer. It's also the story of a person who, despite the obstacles of classand gender, became an astonishingly successful working woman.With access to personal letters and papers that have rarely been seen, Lucy Worsley's biography is both authoritative and entertaining and makes us realise what an extraordinary pioneer Agatha Christie was - truly a woman who wrote the twentieth century.
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    Getting Lost

    Ernaux, Annie
    Kiadó: Fitzcarraldo Editions
    Getting Lost is the diary kept by Annie Ernaux during the year and a half she had a secret love affair with a younger, married man, an attaché to the Soviet embassy in Paris. Her novel, Simple Passion, was based on this affair, but here her writing isimmediate and unfiltered. In these diaries it is 1989 and Annie is divorced with two grown sons, living in the suburbs of Paris and nearing fifty. Her lover escapes the city to see her there and Ernaux seems to survive only in expectation of theseencounters. She cannot write, she trudges distractedly through her various other commitments in the world, she awaits his next call
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    Happening

    Ernaux, Annie
    Kiadó: Fitzcarraldo Editions
    In 1963, Annie Ernaux, 23 and unattached, realizes she is pregnant. Shame arises in her like a plague: Understanding that her pregnancy will mark her and her family as social failures, she knows she cannot keep that child.This is the story, written forty years later, of a trauma Ernaux never overcame. In a France where abortion was illegal, she attempted, in vain, to self-administer the abortion with a knitting needle. Fearful and desperate, she finally located anabortionist, and ends up in a hospital emergency ward where she nearly dies.In Happening, Ernaux sifts through her memories and her journal entries dating from those days. Clearly, cleanly, she gleans the meanings of her experience.
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    ISBN: 9781910695838
    nyelv(ek): angol
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    The Years

    Ernaux, Annie
    Kiadó: Fitzcarraldo Editions
    Considered by many to be the iconic French memoirist's defining work and a breakout bestseller when published in France in 2008.The Years is a personal narrative of the period 1941 to 2006 told through the lens of memory, impressions past and present-even projections into the future-photos, books, songs, radio, television and decades of advertising, headlines, contrasted withintimate conflicts and writing notes from 6 decades of diaries.Local dialect, words of the times, slogans, brands and names for the ever-proliferating objects, are given voice here. The voice we recognize as the author's continually dissolves and re-emerges. Ernaux makes the passage of time palpable. Time itself,inexorable, narrates its own course, consigning all other narrators to anonymity. A new kind of autobiography emerges, at once subjective and impersonal, private and collective.On its 2008 publication in France, The Years came as a surprise. Though Ernaux had for years been hailed as a beloved, bestselling and award-winning author, The Years was in many ways a departure: both an intimate memoir written by entire generations,and a story of generations telling a very personal story. Like the generation before hers, the narrator eschews the I for the we (or they, or one) as if collective life were inextricably intertwined with a private life that in her parents'generation ceased to exist. She writes of her parents' generation (and could be writing of her own book): From a common fund of hunger and fear, everything was told in the we and impersonal pronouns.
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    ISBN: 9781804270523
    nyelv(ek): angol
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    Illness As Metaphor & Aids and Its Metaphors

    Sontag, Susan
    Kiadó: Penguin Books Ltd
    ISBN: 9780141187129
    nyelv(ek): angol
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