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Betrayed: Part 1 of 3
Betrayed: Part 1 of 3
Rosie Lewis
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Betrayed can either be read as a full-length eBook or in 3 serialised eBook-only parts. This is PART 1 of 3. You can read Part 1 two weeks ahead of release of the full-length eBook and paperback. In the much-anticipated follow-up to Sunday Times bestseller Trapped, foster carer Rosie Lewis tells the heartbreaking true story of 13-year-old Zadie. When the young teenage girl runs away and is discovered hiding on the city streets by the police, it is clear that all is not as it should be. Taught to believe that Westerners should not be trusted, when Zadie is initially delivered into the experienced hands of foster carer Rosie she is polite and well-behaved, but understandably suspicious of the family around her. Through Rosie’s support and understanding, gradually Zadie begins to settle into her new surroundings, but loyalty to her relatives, and fear of bringing shame on those around her, prevents her from confessing the horrifying truth about her troubled past. When the shocking truth finally emerges, Rosie and her family can hardly believe that Zadie had managed to keep the shocking secrets to herself for so long.
Nowhere to Go: Part 1 of 3
Nowhere to Go: Part 1 of 3
Casey Watson
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Bestselling author and foster carer Casey Watson shares the shocking true story of Tyler, an abused eleven-year-old who, after stabbing his step-mother, had nowhere else to go. Knowing a little of Tyler’s past – his biological mother, a heroin addict, died of an overdose when he was three – Casey feels bound to do her best for him. It isn’t easy; Tyler continuously lashes out, even trying to attack Casey herself. Investigation into his earlier childhood reveals why: forced to watch his mother die he was found emaciated and traumatised two days later, then delivered to a father who didn’t want him and a step-mother who beat him. With the horrific events of his past now vividly affecting the course of his present, Casey and her husband Mike are determined to veer him away from the violence and drugs they fear he will come to depend on. Heartbreaking and profoundly moving, Nowhere to Go tells the story of a child forsaken by his family but fought for by his foster carers.
Lovey: Part 1 of 3
Lovey: Part 1 of 3
Mary MacCracken
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Lovey can either be read as a full-length eBook or in 3 serialised eBook-only parts. This is PART 1 of 3. You can read Part 1 three weeks ahead of release of the full-length eBook and paperback. This deeply moving memoir tells the story of Hannah: a child who has been beaten and abused; a girl full of loneliness and rage; a student no one but learning disabilities teacher Mary MacCracken could reach. Mary had reservations about eight-year-old Hannah joining her class. The three emotionally disturbed boys she was currently looking after had been making steady progress, and Hannah, who had a reputation for being a withdrawn and incredibly troubled child, would only be a disruptive influence. For the first fortnight Hannah retired to a cupboard and refused to come out. Howling almost non-stop she was displaying the worst symptoms that Mary had ever seen. How could Mary help a child who had been shut up in closets and treated like an animal? What could she say to a child who had been locked out of her own home, and beaten by both her brother and her father? How could she reach this lost girl? This is the remarkable story of Hannah and Mary’s journey together. Deep within Hannah, Mary recognises an amazing strength. And with love, skill and patience, she gradually starts to make a difference. It’s a long road to recovery, but Mary never gives up. As this moving true story unfolds, we feel Mary’s joy, we share her hope and, in time, her faith that Hannah will be okay.
Our Vinnie - Part 1 of 3
Our Vinnie - Part 1 of 3
Julie Shaw
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Our Vinnie can either be read as a full-length eBook or in 3 serialised eBook-only parts. This is PART 1 of 3. You can read Part 1 three weeks ahead of release of the full-length eBook and paperback. The infamous Canterbury Estate in Bradford, a hotbed of crime, drink and drugs, was a law unto itself in the ’70s. So when one of their own was wronged in any way, the community always had its own way of dealing with it. The first title in a series of gritty family sagas, Our Vinnie accounts the dramatic true story of a brother’s determination to avenge his younger sister’s rape. Josie was just 11 when her Vinnie, then 14, was taken away to a detention centre. Distraught by his absence and left alone with indifferent parents, when she escapes from one of their rows she naively enters the house of a neighbour, Melvin, who – horrifically – leads her upstairs and overpowers her. Convinced by her friend Carol, Josie tells her sister Lyndsey about the rape but, with Vinnie out of the picture, Lyndsey uses the information for her own ends. When Vinnie returns, hardened by years inside the system, his outrage on discovering the truth is severe. And with new abuses continually coming to light, a cataclysmic series of violent events begins to spiral out of control… Dramatic and shocking, Our Vinnie is an unbelievable page-turner, documenting a community forsaken by society, and one brother’s unrelenting determination to take justice into his own hands.
If Ever I Fall (free sampler)
If Ever I Fall (free sampler)
S.D. Robertson
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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?
Flawed (free sampler)
Flawed (free sampler)
Cecelia Ahern
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Read an extract from FLAWED - the stunning YA debut by internationally bestselling author, Cecelia Ahern. Celestine North lives a perfect life. She’s a model daughter and sister, she’s well-liked by her classmates and teachers, and she’s dating the impossibly charming Art Crevan. But then Celestine encounters a situation in which she makes an instinctive decision. She breaks a rule and now faces life-changing repercussions. She could be imprisoned. She could be branded. She could be found FLAWED. In this stunning novel, bestselling author Cecelia Ahern depicts a society in which perfection is paramount and mistakes are punished. And where one young woman decides to take a stand that could cost her everything.
The Nine-Chambered Heart: Free Sampler
The Nine-Chambered Heart: Free Sampler
Janice Pariat
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‘Superb. She had me at page one’ Chris Cleave, author of Everyone Brave is Forgiven ‘It’s the artful pleating of this subtle, psychologically astute novel that sets it apart’ DAILY MAIL The kaleidoscopic story of one woman as seen through the eyes of those she has loved or been loved by. In gemlike chapters, nine characters illuminate an unknowable woman. From the school art teacher who sees a spark of talent in her, to the man whose fleeting passion with her could change his life, to the female student whose friendship turns into love. This kaleidoscopic novella builds a life with colour, with light and dark, and in turn asks the reader: How does the world see you? The Nine-Chambered Heart is a deeply affecting, luminous and fine-boned novel that explores the nature of intimacy and how each connection you make forms who you are.
The Woman in the Window: Free Sampler: The most exciting debut thriller of the y
The Woman in the Window: Free Sampler: The most exciting debut thriller of the y
A. J. Finn
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THE NUMBER ONE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER GET READY FOR THE BIGGEST THRILLER OF 2018! ‘Astounding. Thrilling. Amazing’ Gillian Flynn ‘One of those rare books that really is unputdownable’ Stephen King 'Twisted to the power of max' Val McDermid ‘A dark, twisty confection’ Ruth Ware What did she see? It’s been ten long months since Anna Fox last left her home. Ten months during which she has haunted the rooms of her old New York house like a ghost, lost in her memories, too terrified to step outside. Anna’s lifeline to the real world is her window, where she sits day after day, watching her neighbours. When the Russells move in, Anna is instantly drawn to them. A picture-perfect family of three, they are an echo of the life that was once hers. But one evening, a frenzied scream rips across the silence, and Anna witnesses something no one was supposed to see. Now she must do everything she can to uncover the truth about what really happened. But even if she does, will anyone believe her? And can she even trust herself?
The Fourth Monkey Free Sample (A Detective Porter novel)
The Fourth Monkey Free Sample (A Detective Porter novel)
J.D. Barker
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‘The Fourth Monkey has one of the most ingenious openings that I’ve read in years. This thriller never disappoints.’ James Patterson ‘Superbly constructed and immaculately paced’ – The Daily Mail Brilliant. Complicated. Psychopath. That’s the Four Monkey Killer or ‘4MK’. A murderer with a twisted vision and absolutely no mercy. Detective Sam Porter has hunted him for five long years, the recipient of box after box of grisly trinkets carved from the bodies of 4MK’s victims. But now Porter has learnt the killer’s twisted history and is racing to do the seemingly impossible – find 4MK’s latest victim before it’s too late…
The Core: Free Sampler (The Demon Cycle, Book 5)
The Core: Free Sampler (The Demon Cycle, Book 5)
Peter V. Brett
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Prepare for the final descent into darkness. Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author Peter V. Brett brings one of the most imaginative fantasy sagas of the twenty-first century to an epic close. The war has begun… For time out of mind, bloodthirsty demons have stalked the night, culling the human race to scattered remnants dependent on half-forgotten magics to protect them. Two heroes arose―men as close as brothers, yet divided by bitter betrayal. Arlen Bales became known as the Painted Man, tattooed head-to-toe with powerful magic symbols that enable him to fight demons in hand-to-hand combat―and emerge victorious. Ahmann Jardir, armed with magically warded weapons, called himself the Deliverer, a figure prophesied to unite humanity and lead them to triumph in Sharak Ka―the final war against demonkind. But in their efforts to bring the war to the demons, Arlen and Jardir have set something in motion that may prove the end of everything they hold dear―a Swarm. Now the war is at hand, and humanity cannot hope to win it unless Arlen and Jardir, with the help of Arlen’s wife, Renna, can bend a captured demon prince to their will and force the devious creature to lead them to the Core, where the Mother of Demons breeds an inexhaustible army. Trusting their closest confidantes, Leesha, Inevera, Ragen, and Elissa, to rally the fractious people of the Free Cities and lead them against the Swarm, Arlen, Renna, and Jardir set out on a desperate quest into the darkest depths of evil―from which none of them expects to return alive.
Secrets Of The A-List (Episode 1 Of 12) (Mills & Boon M&B) (A Secrets of the A-L
Secrets Of The A-List (Episode 1 Of 12) (Mills & Boon M&B) (A Secrets of the A-L
Joss Wood
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A billionaire on the verge of death. And his family? In freefall… The wealthy Marshall family are untouchable. Or so they thought. But when a car accident puts patriarch Harrison in a coma, cracks appear in the family facade. It seems Harrison had an awful lot of secrets, and he’s not the only one. His wife, Mariella, and children, Luc, Rafe and Elana, not to mention nephew Gabe, all have things they’d rather keep hidden. Enter a mysterious figure called the Fixer… Who is this person and what is their connection with Harrison? And with those cracks becoming ever wider, what sins will be revealed? Super Rich. Super Sexy. Super Addictive. Secrets of the A-List – read all 12 episodes!
The Shadow Queen
The Shadow Queen
Anne O'Brien
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Queen of the North, Anne O’Brien’s enthralling new novel, is available to pre-order now The Sunday Times Bestseller ‘O’Brien is now approaching Philippa Gregory status’ – Reader’s Digest ‘A dangerous word, perhaps, for a woman. Power.’ From her first clandestine marriage, Joan of Kent’s reputation is one of beauty, rumour and scandal. Her royal blood makes her a desirable bride. Her ambition and passion make her a threat. Joan knows what she must do to protect her reputation…the games to play, the men to marry. She will do anything to get what she wants: The Crown of England. A tale of ambition, treachery and desire, The Shadow Queen tells of a woman’s ascent through the court to command royal power alongside her young son, King Richard II.
The Breakdown: Free Sample
The Breakdown: Free Sample
B A Paris
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Bring Me Back, the new gripping thriller by B A Paris, is available now ‘If you love The Girl on the Train read Behind Closed Doors’ – ELLE magazine It all started that night in the woods. Cass Anderson didn’t stop to help the woman in the car, and now she’s dead. Ever since, silent calls have been plaguing Cass and she’s sure someone is watching her. Consumed by guilt, she’s also starting to forget things. Whether she took her pills, what her house alarm code is – and if the knife in the kitchen really had blood on it. The new book by bestselling author BA Paris, Bring Me Back, is available to pre-order now
Let’s Eat: Elly Pear’s Home Fridge Deli
Let’s Eat: Elly Pear’s Home Fridge Deli
Elly Curshen
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Sunday Times bestselling author Elly Pear shares over 90 of her new pescatarian recipes all centring around vegetables, grains, pulses and dairy.Her approach to food and cooking perfectly suits the modern-day cook and is packed with innovative fresh flavours, interesting textures and a strong garnish game to boot. Crucially, Elly believes that food should be simple and special, whatever the occasion – the two go hand-in-hand.Let’s Eat contains everything you need to know to enjoy incredible meat-free dishes in a straight forward, cost-effective way. You don’t need a stand mixer, a huge processor or oodles of obscure ingredients. These are the cookery building blocks which will help you try new things, mix it up and feel confident in the kitchen. Elly covers:? Batch cooking, where you’ll learn how a little advance preparation can make for effortless dinners, whatever day of the week.? Freezeable dishes, where Elly provides 4 innovative ways to use your defrosted portions. Repetitive leftovers are a thing of the past.? Quick and easy menus containing curated sets of recipes perfectly suited to a whole host of occasions, whether it’s a romantic dinner for two, a brunch party or weeknight family teatime.Elly appreciates the challenges of being a modern cook. Hers is simple, tasty food – that sort that you can cook day-in, day-out, with ease. It’s nutritious but not spotless, and always brings joy.
尔雅--中国古代语言学基本典籍丛书(试读本)
尔雅--中国古代语言学基本典籍丛书(试读本)
周远富,愚若 点校
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《尔雅》共十九篇,其中《释诂》《释言》《释训》解释一般语词,《释亲》《释宫》《释器》等十六篇解释专门名词,在词汇学、训诂学、辞书学等方面有极其重要的学术价值。这次整理以中华书局影印宋刻善本为底本,参校《尔雅注疏》《经典释文》《尔雅音义》《尔雅正义》《尔雅义疏》及周祖谟《尔雅校笺》,参考各家整理与研究著作,并制作了音序、笔画索引。
新译大方广佛华严经音义校注(精)--音义文献丛刊(试读本)
新译大方广佛华严经音义校注(精)--音义文献丛刊(试读本)
(唐)释慧苑撰 黄仁瑄校注
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慧苑《新译大方广佛花严经音义》是今存的单经音义,约成书于唐玄宗开元二十年(732)前后 ,约八十余年后为慧琳音义收録。慧苑书就《新译大方广佛华严经》八十卷中的难字僻词注音释义。慧苑通晓梵文唐言,精通音韵训诂,他广引内、外典籍,其注音释义具有文字、音韵、训诂、辞书等多方面的价值。《新译大方广佛华严经音义校注》对慧琳和慧苑的异文进行了分析,对学者了解慧琳和慧苑语音系统提供了材料;书稿对梵文译音成分注明梵文源词的拉丁文转写,找不到源词的也加以说明;对慧苑引文进行了校勘;并且标注了异体字、俗字、古今字等信息,读者还可以管窥汉字发展源流。
金史(全八册)点校本二十四史修订本(精)(试读本)
金史(全八册)点校本二十四史修订本(精)(试读本)
(元)脱脱等撰
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《金史》为元朝脱脱等修纂的官修纪传体金代史,包括本纪19卷、志39卷、表4卷、列传71卷,全书135卷,另附《国语解》一卷。记述了从女真族的兴起到金朝建立和灭亡百余年的历史。中华书局点校本《金史》,初由傅乐焕先生承担,但到1966年傅先生去世时,仅做出少部分工作。其后大部分点校工作在1971年后由张政烺先生完成,崔文印先生负责编辑整理,于1975年出版。点校本采用百衲本为底本,与北监本、殿本参校,择善而从,又参考有关史料进行校勘,吸取了前人的考订成果,成为当代《金史》的一个通行本,面世后深受广大读者好评。此次修订仍以百衲本为底本,通校元刻本、清武英殿本,参校明南监本、北监本、清江苏书局本,以及明《永乐大典》残本的相关部分。参考吸收施国祁《金史详校》、文渊阁《四库全书》本及道光殿本的考证、张元济《金史校勘记》等前人校勘成果。在版本校的基础上,充分运用本校、他校,利用正史、类书、文集、出土文献,以及高丽古籍进行校勘。此次修订逐条覆核原点校本已有的校勘成果,充分吸纳原点校本的成绩。原点校本校勘记中很少提及版本依据,且存在较多的改字现象。此次修订明确列出校勘的版本依据,纠正不当的改字、补字、删字。对原校勘记有误或不准确处,加以删除或修改,对失校处,补充新校勘记。对标点、分段不妥处,加以修订。点校本原有2017条校勘记,本次修订删掉120余条,修正不准确的校勘记数十条,新出校勘记近900条,占修订后校勘记总数2780多条的32%左右。另外,还对标点、分段不妥处加以修订,纠正标点失误200多处。修订本还全面搜集梳理了点校本《金史》出版以来发表的诸多校读札记,加以参考和利用,体现了当代《金史》研究的成果。
汉语方言大词典(修订本)全十册(精)(试读本)
汉语方言大词典(修订本)全十册(精)(试读本)
许宝华,(日)宫田一郎主编
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《汉语方言大词典》是我国汉语方言词汇调查研究成果的集大成者,地跨南北,时通古今,收录了现代汉语中几乎所有的方言词汇,是对通语类词典乃至整个汉语词汇库的重大补充。同时,本词典以“字”为基本单位来组织内容,这种方式深刻地揭示了汉语各大方言之间数千年延绵不绝的密切联系。本次修订,在维持原有凡例规定不变的基础上,着重对方言词语的注音、用字进行了修订,改正了大量排印讹误和一些原始资料不合于拼读规则的明显错误;核对文献书证,改正引文错误并补充了部分出版信息;根据国家民政部资料修改了部分地名;重新制作了检字表,对方言系属简表、文献目录进行了修订,并增设了汉语方言分区一览表。
论语智慧启迪(第二辑)--社会主义核心价值观系列连环画(试读本)
论语智慧启迪(第二辑)--社会主义核心价值观系列连环画(试读本)
中华书局编辑部 编
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《论语》是中国文化的核心典籍,其中凝聚着的儒家先贤的思想与智慧,历久而弥新,不断启迪着后人。《论语智慧启迪》系列图书围绕富强、民主、文明、和谐、自由、平等、公正、法治、爱国、敬业、诚信、友善 12 个主题词,从《论语》中精选能够体现这些价值观精神的原文进行讲解,以生动有趣的连环画形式展现相关历史故事,引导读者从中获得思考和感悟。本书包含文明、和谐两个主题词。通过阅读本书,我们不仅能深入了解《论语》,增加传统文化知识积累,体悟先贤思想和智慧的精华,更能以先贤智慧引领当下生活,启迪人生。
大唐西域求法高僧传校注--中国佛教典籍选刊(试读本)
大唐西域求法高僧传校注--中国佛教典籍选刊(试读本)
(唐)义净著 王邦维校注
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《大唐西域求法高僧传》二卷,是唐代高僧义净在南海室利佛逝国(今印度尼西亚苏门答腊岛)时的主要著作之一,书中记载唐初从太宗贞观十五年(641)以后到武后天授二年(691)四十余年间五十七位僧人到南海和印度游历、求法的事迹。后附《重归南海传》,又记载武后永昌元年(689)随义净重往室利佛逝的四位中国僧人的事迹。这些僧传兼述经济、风俗及旅行路线,是研究7世纪南洋诸国状况和国际交通的重要资料。
苏辙诗编年笺注--国家社科基金后期资助项目(全4册)(试读本)
苏辙诗编年笺注--国家社科基金后期资助项目(全4册)(试读本)
(宋)苏辙撰 蒋宗许,袁津琥,陈默笺注
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《苏辙诗编年笺注》二十四卷,宋苏辙撰,蒋宗许、袁津琥、陈默笺注。是书以苏辙本人编定的《栾城集》、《栾城后集》、《栾城三集》为基础,析出其中的诗歌部分,参考各种年谱编年而成。底本为明代清梦轩刻本,校以今天可见的其余重要的苏辙集版本,如宋刻《苏文定公文集》(存四十六卷)残本、宋刻递修本《苏文定公文集》(存十卷)、宋刻递修本《栾城集》(存二十一卷)、日藏宋刻《类编颍滨先生大全文集》等。全书卷次大体依照底本顺序。间有辑佚者,列于相应诗歌前后。其系年考订置于注释条,略作解题说明,其余则为语词和典故的注释。如存有相关的倡和诗,亦附录之。书后附录传记、孙汝听《年表》、遗事(包括碑铭之类)、目录序跋、参考书目、篇目索引等。本书资料搜罗全备,系年准确,校勘精审,注释详细,为国家社科基金重大委托项目《巴蜀全书》子课题、四川省社科联2013年重点项目、全国高校古委会2013年项目、2015年度国家社科基金后期资助项目。
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