Private investigator and ex-soldier Lee Arnold and police superintendent Paul Venus are by no means friends, but when Venus´ son, Harry, is kidnapped and ransom demands arrive from an address in Arnold´s patch in east London, the superintendent doesn´t know who else to turn to. Arnold and his Muslim assistant, Mumtaz Hakim, soon find themselves chasing leads into several of the East End´s uneasily coexisting communities. Mumtaz uncovers a link to one of the area´s powerful Bangladeshi families, whose property empire has always seemed suspicious, while Arnold suspects the involvement of more old-fashioned East End gangsters and wonders if some of the nastier rumours about Venus himself might be true. And neither Mumtaz nor Lee likes the look of the children of the super rich, arriving in droves in the trendy parts of Hoxton and Shoreditch and living in luxury just a stone´s throw from grinding urban poverty. The truth, however, is stranger and more dangerous than either Arnold or Hakim imagine. Enough Rope is a powerful and thrilling novel of London´s ever-evolving dark side. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Thornley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/qpuk/000214/bk_qpuk_000214_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Lee Arnold and Mumtaz Hakim run a detective agency in London´s East End. But their latest case could have devastating consequences. A new client, Nasreen, has sought Hakim´s help. Recently moved to a new house, and with a baby on the way, this should be an exciting time- but Nasreen has made friends in the community that she cannot tell her husband, Abdullah, about. And when a murder takes place close to their home, Nasreen suspects that Abdullah also has something to hide. This case is a challenge for the agency, but provides a timely warning to Mumtaz- debts spiralling, her life is in danger of spinning out of control. Both women are on a path towards destruction, as the consequences of ignoring their instincts become ever more dangerous... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Thornley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/qpuk/000147/bk_qpuk_000147_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ex-soldier Lee Arnold and his Muslim assistant Mumtaz Hakim run a detective agency in London´s ethnically diverse, crime-ridden East End. Mumtaz is approached by an Egyptian woman, Salwa, whose husband is in Belmarsh on terrorism charges. Salwa convinces Mumtaz of her husband´s innocence and persuades her to go undercover to prove it. But Salwa is not what she seems. Trapped in an old tunnel that leads to the London docks, will Mumtaz escape with her life? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Thornley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/qpuk/000153/bk_qpuk_000153_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It is London 2012 and Stratford in the East End is at the centre of the world. But next to the Olympic Park are some of the poorest and most crime-ridden streets in the city. PI Lee Arnold and his assistant, Mumtaz Hakim, run a detective agency in a community fraught with conflict and tension. Approached by a frightened woman, they start to investigate her stalker. But soon their enquiries turn in a far more sinister direction. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Thornley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/qpuk/000070/bk_qpuk_000070_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Out of the blue, private investigator and ex-soldier Lee Arnold receives a visit from an old army mate, Abbas al´Barri. Now living in Ilford with his family, Abbas is convinced that he´s had a message from his estranged son, Fayyaad, who was radicalised and was last thought to be fighting for ISIL in Iraq. Does Fayyaad´s message indicate a change of heart? Abbas is desperate for Lee´s help in establishing some contact with him. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Charles Armstrong. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/howe/003300/bk_howe_003300_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This illuminating and often astonishing book skillfully creates a rich tapestry from the writings, experiences, and evolving medical knowledge of the diverse healers who have practiced their craft and calling in the vast lands of India. Baid, Hakim & Doctors is based on the lesser known medical histories of India that have remained buried in the pages of oft-forgotten medical periodicals and journals. Following centuries of persistent invasions from the armies and cultures of other lands and cultures, India became a melting pot of Asian and European medicinal herbs, metals and drugs. The traditional Baid (drug healer), with his knowledge of Ayurveda; the Hakim, with his Persian healing touch; and European doctors, with their new-age inventions, competed with each other for supremacy as India saw the struggle and dawn of independence, and her own medical system, largely influenced by her British overlords. The book covers the historical perspectives of diseases and treatment in Indian society; the development of Indian medicine (Ayurveda); its merger with Persian medicine; the arrival of European doctors; and finally the practice of medicine today. Baid, Hakim & Doctors is an invaluable resource to every medical practitioner, historian, researcher, and knowledge connoisseur. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Juan G. Molinari. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/053823/bk_acx0_053823_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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
´´English Linguistics´´ is a compact and easy-to-use introduction to English linguistics which - is tailored to the needs of students of English at German, Austrian and Swiss universities, - contains graded exercises to motivate students to carry out independent research, and - bridges the gap between linguistics and the literary and cultural-studies components of the typical BA in English Studies. Bachelor-wissen ´´English Linguistics´´ goes beyond the usual introduction in offering accompanying web resources which provide additional material and multi-media illustration.
In ´´Watching The English´´ anthropologist Kate Fox takes a revealing look at the quirks, habits and foibles of the English people. She puts the English national character under her anthropological microscope, and finds a strange and fascinating culture, governed by complex sets of unspoken rules and byzantine codes of behaviour. The rules of weather-speak. The ironic-gnome rule. The reflex apology rule. The paranoid-pantomime rule. Class indicators and class anxiety tests. The money-talk taboo and many more ...Through a mixture of anthropological analysis and her own unorthodox experiments (using herself as a reluctant guinea-pig), Kate Fox discovers what these unwritten behaviour codes tell us about Englishness.