Bad Blood: Part 2 of 3 (Tales of the Notorious Hudson Family, Book 5)
It’s 1971 and seventeen-year-old Christine is about to give birth to her son. When her family throw her out, Christine has the biggest fight of her life to bring up her son safe on the infamous Canterbury Estate in Bradford, rife with crime, alcohol and drugs, a place where family is everything and nothing. It's Friday evening on the Canterbury Estate in Bradford and Christine, who's been rushed to hospital by her friend, Josie, is on the maternity ward giving birth. She's 19 and terrified. Not just of the pain, which is ripping her in two, but because she knows that once the baby arrives, her family is never going to speak to her again. Her beautiful baby boy is about to start a chain of events that will lead to tragedy - and only her own family can save her.
War and Peace
War and Peace is considered one of the world's greatest works of fiction. It is regarded, along with Anna Karenina, as Tolstoy's finest literary achievement. Epic in scale, War and Peace delineates in graphic detail events leading up to Napoleon's invasion of Russia, and the impact of the Napoleonic era on Tsarist society, as seen through the eyes of five Russian aristocratic families.
Bad Blood: Part 1 of 3 (Tales of the Notorious Hudson Family, Book 5)
It’s 1971 and seventeen-year-old Christine is about to give birth to her son. When her family throw her out, Christine has the biggest fight of her life to bring up her son safe on the infamous Canterbury Estate in Bradford, rife with crime, alcohol and drugs, a place where family is everything and nothing. It's Friday evening on the Canterbury Estate in Bradford and Christine, who's been rushed to hospital by her friend, Josie, is on the maternity ward giving birth. She's 18 and terrified. Not just of the pain, which is ripping her in two, but because she knows that once the baby arrives, her family is never going to speak to her again. Her beautiful baby boy is about to start a chain of events that will lead to tragedy - and only her own family can save her.
Bad Blood: Part 3 of 3 (Tales of the Notorious Hudson Family, Book 5)
It’s 1971 and seventeen-year-old Christine is about to give birth to her son. When her family throw her out, Christine has the biggest fight of her life to bring up her son safe on the infamous Canterbury Estate in Bradford, rife with crime, alcohol and drugs, a place where family is everything and nothing. It's Friday evening on the Canterbury Estate in Bradford and Christine, who's been rushed to hospital by her friend, Josie, is on the maternity ward giving birth. She's 20 and terrified. Not just of the pain, which is ripping her in two, but because she knows that once the baby arrives, her family is never going to speak to her again. Her beautiful baby boy is about to start a chain of events that will lead to tragedy - and only her own family can save her.
The Thorn Birds(荆棘鸟)
集成电路后端设计流程长、环节多，而且每个环节、每个工种都涉及非常多的背景知识和技能。为了让读者能够系统地掌握后端设计必备的基础知识，本书不仅在广度上全面覆盖集成电路后端设计的三个重要设计大方向：全定制、半定制和静态时序分析，而且在深度上覆盖了后端三大重要设计方向之间相互关联的技术点。并以此来贯穿整个后端设计流程，使读者在广度和技术点衔接两方面深入理解整个后端设计技术和流程细节。本书不拘泥于枯燥理论的灌输，把整个集成电路后端设计过程通过结合业内主流EDA设计工具和实践操作的形式进行讲解，最终以理论联系实际的方法来真正地提高读者学以致用的工程技术设计能力。本书是任何想要学习集成电路后端设计的读者必读的。 本书特点： 系统而且深入，既对后端设计知识的广度有足够的覆盖，同时也不乏深度和细致。 从完整工程设计的角度出发，结合主流工具，实操性强。 涉及的实验技术资料可以在相关EETOP【后端设计】分论坛下载。 作者将定期在EETOP分论坛与本书读者进行互动和交流，解答读者问题。
My Weird School #7: Mrs. Cooney Is Loony!
Something weird is going on! Mrs. Cooney, the school nurse, is a knockout and A.J. has a crush on her! But are her charms just a cover for her secret identity as an international spyWill A.J.'s love for Mrs. Cooney win out over his love for the good old USA?
George Orwell's prophetic, nightmarish vision of "Negative Utopia" is timelier than ever-and its warnings more powerful. Written in 1948, 1984 was George Orwell’s chilling prophecy about the future. And while 1984 has come and gone, Orwell’s narrative is timelier than ever. 1984 presents a startling and haunting vision of the world, so powerful that it is completely convincing from start to finish. No one can deny the power of this novel, its hold on the imaginations of multiple generations of readers, or the resiliency of its admonitions—a legacy that seems only to grow with the passage of time.
Fix Your Life with NLP
Do you struggle to lose weight and wonder why? Do your bad habits and lack of confidence hold you back? Do you find yourself repeating bad patterns of behavior? Fix Your Lifewill show you how easy it can be to rid yourself of life's irritating problems by using the latest psychological techniques of NLP. This is an ideal introduction to the subject, as the author Alicia Eaton cuts through the technical jargon that's usually associated with NLP and explains how the techniques and strategies used by some of the world's most successful people, can easily be incorporated into your daily life. As well as explaining how our minds work and why it's so easy to fall into bad patterns of behavior, the author presents the NLP techniques as 'Apps for the Mind'. So, just as you'd download an App for your phone or computer to expand its' capabilities, you'll now be able to download an 'App for your Mind' to enable you to achieve more than ever before. Client stories from the author's Harley Street practice demonstrate how to fix fears and phobias such as public-speaking or fear of flying; deal with bad habits such as shopping addiction or Facebook obsessions and even apply your very own hypnotic gastric band to combat overeating. Readers are encouraged to view this book as a 'first aid kit for the mind' that can support them, plus friends and family, for many years.
The Devil Wears Prada
The classic bestseller – over a million copies sold worldwide High fashion, low cunning – and the boss from hell When Andrea first sets foot in the plush Manhattan offices of Runway she knows nothing. She's never heard of the world's most fashionable magazine, or its feared and fawned-over editor, Miranda Priestly – her new boss. A year later, she knows altogether too much: That it's a sacking offence to wear anything lower than a three-inch heel to work. That you can charge cars, manicures, anything at all to the Runway account, but you must never, ever, leave your desk, or let Miranda's coffee get cold. And that at 3 a.m. on a Sunday, when your boyfriend's dumping you because you're always at work, if Miranda phones, you jump. But this is Andrea’s big break – it's going to be worth it in the end. Isn't it?
The Time Machine
The Time Traveller, a dreamer obsessed with traveling through time, builds himself a time machine and, much to his surprise, travels over 800,000 years into the future. He lands in the year 802701: the world has been transformed by a society living in apparent harmony and bliss, but as the Traveler stays in the future he discovers a hidden barbaric and depraved subterranean class. Wells's transparent commentary on the capitalist society was an instant bestseller and launched the time-travel genre. The Time Machine inspired the international bestseller The Map of Time by Felix J. Palma. As a gift to our readers, we are including the first three chapters of The Map of Time in this ebook edition.
The Way Home (Mills & Boon Love Inspired)
SHE SEEMED TO HAVE IT ALL… Amy Winter was a top-notch TV reporter who thought work was all she needed to make her happy. Until handsome attorney Cal Richards walked into Amy's life. Suddenly he had her questioning everything she'd ever believed in–and everything she hadn't…. EXCEPT A WAY HOME… All Cal wanted was a simple life in the glorious mountains of his childhood. And he soon realized spunky Amy was the one God intended him to share it with. But how could he make her see that there was more to life than work? Could he convince her that home lay in his arms, where faith and love for each other could fulfill her very soul?
Your Brain at Work
Meet Emily and Paul, the parents of two young children. Emily is a newly promoted executive in a large corporation, while Paul has his own business as a consultant. Their lives, like all of ours, are filled with a bewildering blizzard of emails, phone calls, yet more emails, meetings, projects, proposals, and plans. For them, just staying ahead of the storm has become a seemingly insurmountable task. In this book, we travel inside the brains of Emily and Paul as they attempt to sort the vast quantities of information they're presented with and figure out how to prioritize, organize, and act on it. Fortunately for Emily and Paul and for readers of Your Brain at Work they're in good hands: David Rock knows how the brain works and more specifically, how it works in a work setting. Your Brain at Work explores: Why your brains feels so taxed, and how to take full advantage of your mental resources Why it's so hard to focus, and how to better manage distractions How to maximize your chance of finding insights that can solve seemingly insurmountable problems How to keep your cool in any situation, so that you can make the best decisions possible How to collaborate with others more effectively Why providing feedback is so difficult, and how to make it easier How to effectively change other people's behavior Rock shows how it's possible not only to survive in today's overwhelming work environment but to succeed in it and still feel energized at the end of the day, with a sense of accomplishment.
The Testing of Luther Albright
Luther Albright is a devoted father and a designer of dams, a self-controlled man who believes he can engineer happiness for his family by sheltering them from his own emotions.But when an earthquake shakes his Sacramento home, the world Luther has constructed with such care begins to tilt: his son's behavior becomes increasingly bizarre and threatening, his loving wife seems to grow distant, the house he built with his own hands shows its first signs of decay, and a dam of his design comes under investigation for structural flaws exposed by the tremors. Nightmarish connections begin to whisper at Luther from the most innocent of places as debut novelist MacKenzie Bezos tightens her net of psychological suspense around the reader with bravura skill. This is a harrowing portrait of an ordinary man who finds himself tested and strives not to be found wanting.
If Tomorrow Comes
Lovely, idealistic Tracy Whitney is framed into a fifteen year sentence in an escape-proof penitentiary. With dazzling ingenuity she fights back to destroy the untouchable crime lords who put her there. With her intelligence and beauty as her only weapons, Tracy embarks on a series of extraordinary escapades that sweep her across the globe. In an explosive confrontation Tracy meets her equal in irresistible Jeff Stevens, whose past is as colorful as Tracy's.
If Ever I Fall (free sampler)
A heart-rending story of family tragedy, perfect for fans of Amanda Prowse and Jojo Moyes. Is holding on harder than letting go? Dan’s life has fallen apart at the seams. He’s lost his house, his job is on the line, and now he’s going to lose his family too. All he’s ever wanted is to keep them together, but is everything beyond repair? Maria is drowning in grief. She spends her days writing letters that will never be answered. Nights are spent trying to hold terrible memories at bay, to escape the pain that threatens to engulf her. Jack wakes up confused and alone. He doesn’t know who he is, how he got there, or why he finds himself on a deserted clifftop, but will piecing together the past leave him a broken man? In the face of real tragedy, can these three people find a way to reconcile their past with a new future? And is love enough to carry them through?
Uncle Tom's Cabin (汤姆叔叔的小屋)
The Indian in the Cupboard (Collins Modern Classics, Book 1)
The Indian in the Cupboard is the first of five gripping books about Omri and his plastic North American Indian – Little Bull – who comes alive when Omri puts him in a cupboard For Omri, it is a dream come true when the plastic American Indian he locks into the old cupboard comes to life. Little Bull is everything an Indian brave should be – proud, fearless and defiant. But being in charge of a real, live, human being is a heavy responsibility, as Omri soon discovers. And when his best friend, Patrick, is let in on the secret, he soon realises that life-changing decisions lie ahead.
Frederick Douglass A Biography
This biography, written by Booker T. Washington, one of most important post-Civil War African-American thinkers, is an account of the life and career of Frederick Douglass. The biographical account is set within a nation struggling to solve one of the most excruciating social problems that any modern people faced—slavery. This volume encompasses the experiences of Frederick Douglass as a slave and then as a public man, through the anti-slavery movement, the Civil War, and the period of reconstruction. Douglass’s fame as a speaker was secure. His position as the champion of an oppressed race was, in his own generation, as picturesque as it was unique. From the blight of slavery, Douglass emerged, passed through, and triumphed over the lingering prejudice that he encountered as a freeman. Like the author of his biography, Douglass seized his place in history. His life is an epic, one that finds few to equal it in the realms of either romance or reality. Douglass was a role model to the author, and his early narrative was a guide to black and white people alike. Among the subjects covered are the Genesis of the Anti-Slavery Agitation, the Fugitive Slave Law, the Underground Railway, the American Colonization Society, the Conflict in Kansas for Free Soil, the John Brown Raid, the Civil War, the Enlistment of Colored Troops, and Reconstruction.