This is the definitive survey of the English language - in all its forms. Crystal writes accessibly about the structure of the language, the uses of English throughout the world and finally he gives a brief history of English. The book has been fully revised and there is a fascinating new chapter on ´The effect of technology´ on the English language. ´Illuminating guided tour of our common treasure by one of its most lucid and sensible professionals´ The Times ´A splendid blend of erudition and entertainment´ THES
The ´´consistently witty´´ Agatha Award-winning author presents a tale of murder in a country mansion (Mystery News). With their fortunes dwindling, Reggie and his wife, Midge, have turned the family mansion into an English country inn. When Midge gets a call from an old classmate who arranges ´´mystery tours´´ for visiting Americans, she happily agrees to host one of these staged-murder events. But the tour seems to be a disaster from the get-go, with lots of arguing and complaining among those involved. Then, after a massive snowstorm, a real murder takes place-and it´s up to the amateur sleuths to solve the case before the killer checks them out permanently. Praise for Marian Babson ´´Marian Babson´s name on a mystery is a guarantee of quality writing wrapped around an unusual crime.´´ -Houston Chronicle
Blogs offer an amazing source of publicity for both independent and traditionally-published authors, connecting them with readers and giving them lifetime exposure. Many writers, however, don´t tap into these incredible, free book marketing tools. How to Promote Your Book with a Blog Tour will explain how blog tours can help increase your exposure and sales for your book and will show you in concise, step-by-step terms how to set up your own blog tour with minimum stress and maximum success. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Leah Stewart. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/020532/bk_acx0_020532_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The second book in the Sinners on Tour series features lead singer Sedric Lionheart, who became a playboy after his fiancee, Jessica, broke his heart. Trapped on a summer tour together for two entire months - but stubbornly desperate to stay apart - they find a million steamy reasons why they had that lovin´ feeling in the first place. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Justine O. Keef. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/002846/bk_tant_002846_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Dove and Jackson are madly in love and together they set out on tour together with different roles: Jackson as the famous pop singer who is back from hiatus; Dove as a journalist covering his tour, but also his secret girlfriend with a mysterious necklace. The tour presents a lot of rigors that threatens their new relationship, from the paparazzi, to a manager that disapproves, and kidnapping. Will their love be able to survive all these? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Shawna Crawley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/100120/bk_acx0_100120_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Wealth cannot buy peace...or direction. For Cora Kensington, the Grand Tour was to be the trip of a lifetime. She discovered the family she never knew she had and may have even found the love she longs for in Will. Yet her life has just become infinitely more challenging.…Hounded by the stubborn pursuit of Pierre de Richelieu and journalists chasing the beguiling story of the newest American heiress, Cora fights to remain true to her past, reconcile her present, and still embrace her future. But as Will struggles with her newfound wealth, Cora begins to wonder if their love is strong enough to withstand all that threatens to pull them apart. As she glimpses the end of the tour, Cora knows it’s time to decide who - and what - defines her…and who and what does not. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jaimee Draper. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/oasi/001284/bk_oasi_001284_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Cora is about to discover who she truly is. It’s the summer of 1913, and Cora Kensington’s life on the family farm has taken a dark turn. Not only are the crops failing, but someone dear to Cora is failing as well. One fateful afternoon, a stranger comes to call, and Cora discovers a terrible secret about her past… a secret that will radically change her future. Cora is invited to take the ´´Grand Tour” of Europe, a trip intended to finish a person’s education and solidify an understanding of refinement and ancient culture. As she travels from England to France with kin she’s never known, Cora encounters the blessings of a family name, as well as the curses. But when an unbidden love begins to form, she realizes there are far greater challenges ahead…. The first audiobook in the Grand Tour series will take you on a journey of cultural refinement - but, moreover, on an inner journey of self-discovery. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jaime Draper. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/oasi/001063/bk_oasi_001063_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It´s been months since Brian Sinclair, lead guitarist for the famous rock band Sinners, composed anything. Unable to write the music that once flowed so naturally, Brian is lost without his musical mojo. But when sexy psychology professor Myrna Evans comes on tour to study groupie mentality, Brian may have found the spark he needs to reignite his musical genius. When lust turns to love, will Brian be able to convince Myrna that what they have is more than just a fling, and that now that he´s found his heart´s muse, he doesn´t want to live without her? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Justine O. Keef. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/002820/bk_tant_002820_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Jace walked through the doors of Aggie´s dungeon, the last thing he expected was to find self-forgiveness and the love of a remarkable woman. But when a terrible accident sidelines Jace during the band´s tour, the burdensome chains of his past wrap ferociously around his heart. Determined to crack through Jace´s armored shell, Aggie must go beyond her usual methods to mend his heart to love again. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Justine O. Keef. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/002866/bk_tant_002866_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.