Mrs Caldicot's life changes dramatically after her husband's death. Suddenly, she finds herself facing a move to a residential home. But is the residential home ready for the upheaval that ensues upon her arrival...? Vernon Coleman reminds us of the dignity and respect that older people are entitled to with his hilarious tale of Mrs Caldicot and her revolt against the fate that has been reserved for her.
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY BUZZFEED ANDÂ THE INDEPENDENTÂ â¢ New York Times bestselling author Joe Abercrombie delivers the stunning conclusion to the epic fantasy trilogy that began with Half a King, praised by George R. R. Martin as âa fast-paced tale of betrayal and revenge that grabbed me from page 1 and refused to let go.â
âThe Shattered Seas trilogy has worked its way into a very exclusive group of my favorite fantasy novels of all time.ââJames Dashner, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Maze Runner
Words are weapons.
Princess Skara has seen all she loved made blood and ashes. She is left with only words. But the right words can be as deadly as any blade. If she is to reclaim her birthright, she must conquer her fears and sharpen her wits to a lethal edge.
Only half a war is fought with swords.
The deeply cunning Father Yarvi has walked a long road from crippled slave to kingâs minister. He has made allies of old foes and stitched together an uneasy peace. But now the ruthless Grandmother Wexen has raised the greatest army since the elves made war on God, and put Bright Yilling at its headâa man who worships only Death.
Sometimes one must fight evil with evil.
Someâlike Thorn Bathu and the sword-bearer Raithâare born to fight, perhaps to die. Othersâlike Brand the smith and Koll the wood-carverâwould rather stand in the light. But when Mother War spreads her irons wings, she may cast the whole Shattered Sea into darkness.
Praise for Half a War
âFilled with swift battles, quick plot twists and witty dialogue.ââNew York Daily News
âA fantasy for all ages, and all times [that] rends the soul as compulsively as anything Abercrombie has written to date . . . Half a War is a success in every way, putting a stupendous capstone on the entire Shattered Sea Trilogy.ââTor.com
âThereâs all the sword-swinging and Machiavellian machinations you could ask for in this tale of a final battle between countries and kings.ââFredericksburg Free LanceâStar
âEngaging, mesmerising and jaw-dropping.ââSciFi Now
âAbercrombie piles on shocking betrayals and charges his characters a high price for vengeance in this powerful and fitting final volume.ââPublishers Weekly
Praise for Joe Abercrombieâs Half a King
âA fast-paced tale of betrayal and revenge that grabbed me from page 1 and refused to let go.ââGeorge R. R. Martin
âOnce this plot has its teeth in you, it will not let go. . . . Abercrombieâs masterly storytelling means that everything, from the characters you come to love and despise to the sprawling world that is explored, is enthralling.ââFantasy Book Review
Half the World
âAnother entertaining burst of battle, magic and political machinations from the always reliable Joe Abercrombie . . . a thoroughgoing blast, a violent, beautiful rabbit hole of craft that is well worth disappearing into.ââShelf Awareness
âCompelling . . . [Thorn] makes Katniss Everdeen look like Dorothy Gale.ââChicago Tribune
The third title in the continuing saga of a war in the darkest part of the Forgotten Realms setting. This latest title continues and expands the civil war among the drow, one of the most popular races in the Forgotten Realms setting. Best-selling author R.A. Salvatore wrote the prologue to Condemnation and continues to consult on the series, lending his expertise as one of the most prominent creators of the drow society and the author who brought the society to the forefront of the Forgotten Realms setting.
Winner of a Jewish National Book Award and author of The List and Jacob's Oath, both of which achieved outstanding critical acclaim, NBC Special Correspondent Martin Fletcher delivers another breathtaking tale of love, war, and redemption.
Tom Layne was a world-class television correspondent until his life collapsed in Sarajevo. Beaten and humiliated, he fell into a hole diagnosed as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Eleven years later he returns to the Balkans to film a documentary on the man who caused his downfall: Ratko Mladic, Europe's biggest killer since Hitler, wanted for genocide and crimes against humanity. Mysterious forces have protected Mladic for a decade, preventing his arrest, and these shadowy but deadly foes swing into action against the journalist. Tom soon falls into a web of intrigue and deceit that threatens his life as well as that of the woman he loves.
Drawing upon his own experiences reporting on the wars in Bosnia and Sarajevo, Martin Fletcher has written a searing love story and a painfully authentic account of a war reporter chasing down the scoop of a lifetime.
Already hailed as âmagnificent . . . some of the best historical writing about the aftermath of the war I have ever read . . . stunningâ (The Guardian), Witnesses of War breaks new ground in its exploration of the lives and the fate of children of all nationalities under the Nazi regime.
Children were at the center of Nazi ideology; now we have their history of those years. Their stories open a world we have never seen before. War came home to children as a set of events without precedent, spectacular and terrifying by turns. As the Nazis overran Europe, children were saved or damned according to their race. Precious few remained unscathed during the war, and most suffered a moment that overturned their lives. For some, it was the evacuation to become junior colonists in the East; for others, it was the onset of heavy bombing, the separation of families or learning to keep their parents alive by smuggling food, creating black markets and devising their own escape networks. Some herded women waiting to be shot. Girls manned flak batteries; boys confronted Soviet tanks.
Drawing on an untouched wealth of original material â school assignments; juvenile diaries; letters from evacuation camps, reformatories and asylums; letters to fathers at the front lines; even accounts of childrenâs games â Nicholas Stargardt breaks stereotypes of victimhood and trauma to give us the gripping individual stories of the generation Hitler made.
Hawker throws himself into a cutthroat gang war in Los Angeles
In a pawnshop alleyway, James Hawker finds a body mutilated beyond recognition. She was beautiful once, he knows, but life in this hardened Los Angeles neighborhood took its toll. Starnsdale was once a working class community, but now it is a battlefield ravaged by warring gangs who kill without thinking and care nothing for the ordinary citizens crushed beneath their feet. The toughest gang is called the Panthersâand Hawker has come to hunt them down. Â Enlisted by an Illinois millionaire to stamp out organized crime across the country, Hawker attacks the Panthers and their rivals, the Santanas, at the same time. As the two gangs consume each other, and Starnsdaleâs gutters overflow with blood, Hawker sees a chance to end the conflict once and for all, and bring peace to a troubled city. Â L.A. Wars is the 2nd book in the Hawker series, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.
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