The classic English word book, illustrated by Stephen Cartwright. A thousand everyday words illustrated with busy scenes and labelled pictures to help children learn key English vocabulary. Stickers add an extra interactive element, which aids learning.
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A Catalogue of Twenty-Five Thousand Volumes of Choice, Useful, and Curious Books, in Most Classes of Literature, English and Foreign, on Sale, at the Reasonable Prices Affixed (Classic Reprint): John Russell Smith
A thief and a girl. What is true love worth? Thousands...millions? More? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eric Rolon, Kylie C Stewart. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/099029/bk_acx0_099029_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Some love affairs are not the story book kind. Not even the second time around. Rupert Ruskin vows to give his dying ex-wife as beautiful a send off as he can. But getting her to do what he wants has always been like cornering a hurricane. Besides, she has her own ideas of how she plans to go out. If he´s not careful, they´ll stretch Ruskin´s very soul to its limits. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Rollins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/009532/bk_acx0_009532_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Inhabiting a mountainous area that stretches through Iran, Turkey, Iraq, Syria, and the former USSR, the Kurds, with a population numbering 25-30 million, are the largest ethnic group in the world without a state of their own. Though the term ´´Kurdistan´´ has been used as a geographical expression since the 13th century, the breakup of the Ottoman Empire resulted in the division of the land of the Kurds among surrounding nation-states. Having retained a separate cultural identify for over 3,000 years, most Kurds have never really accepted the borders imposed on them. They remain insolent, much-persecuted outsiders to the countries in which they live. Though the Kurds played a major military and tactical role in our recent war with Iraq, most of us know very little about this fiercely independent, long-marginalized people. In A Thousand Sighs, A Thousand Revolts, intrepid journalist Christiane Bird travels through this volatile part of the world to tell the story of the Kurds, using moving first-hand observations and in-depth research to illuminate their little-known history and culture. What gives the Kurds such a strong sense of national identity, despite their many differences? Living in a world where war is more normal than peace, how do they rebuild time and again after suffering cultural and physical genocide? Why is their future so crucial to the interests of the US and the political stability of the entire region? In a colorful, fast-moving narrative, Bird explores these questions as she portrays a highly romantic people, once famed for their horsemanship and nomadic lifestyle and now known for their irrepressible spirit, humor, generosity, clannishness, and violence. Eternal outsiders, constantly rebelling against authority, the Kurds fascinate with their capacity for great courage and great betrayal. Including up-to-the minute, first-hand pre- and post-war reportage, this important book offers timely insight into an unknown but inc... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Suzanne Toren. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/001082/bk_acx0_001082_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Lady Saren defies her father’s command to marry the vicious Lord Khasar, she is sealed in a tower with only her serving maid, Dashti, for company. In their cramped, dark space Dashti pours her thoughts into a daily journal while pitiless solitude engulfs them. At first the girl is optimistic: they have food aplenty, candles for light, and even a visit from Lady Saren’s true love, Khan Tegus - though he can only call to them from outside their walls. But Saren is ill of mind, the outside world is changing, and their circumstances soon grow desperate. And even if they do escape, they must still face the eerie malice of Lord Khasar. To survive, Dashti and Saren forge a bond of devotion and deception that will test them to their limits. Once again, Shannon Hale, author of the Newbery Honor Book Princess Academy, weaves an enchanting and original fantasy that will catch and hold listeners breathless in its spell. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chelsea Mixon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbca/001169/bk_bbca_001169_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.