'I am sure of this much: my little story has become your history. You won't really understand your times until you understand mine...' Reeling from the aftermath of the twin tragedies of the Great War and the influenza epidemic, diffident schoolteacher Agnes Shanklin has taken the trip of a lifetime: to Egypt and the Holy Land. But her arrival at Cairo's Semiramis Hotel coincides with an event that will change history. For the year is 1921 and the Cairo Peace Conference is about to preside over nothing less than the creation of the modern Middle East. At first Agnes acts as a welcome sounding board for the historic players - Churchill, T. E. Lawrence and Lady Gertrude Bell among them - poised to invent the nations of Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Jordan and so decide the fate of the Arab world. Yet as the tumultuous days pass, she attracts the attention of a charismatic German spy and is inexorably drawn into the duplicitous, dangerous world of geopolitical intrigue... As enlightening …
When the famous portrait artist Napier Todd stumbles across Edith Hanson scrubbing floors, he is immediately struck by her beauty. Within a few weeks Napier and Edith are married and she moves into his large country house â€” much to the envy of the other maids. From the outset the marriage is troubled and Edith falls seriously ill. Napier takes her to the idyllic Cornish fishing village of Newbourne to convalesce where Edith meets Celandine. Celandine Benyon is a struggling artist who moved to Paris to seek inspiration and fell in love with another painter, Sheridan Montague Robertson. The couple eloped to Gretna Green after Celandine was disowned by her mother, and together they set up home in Newbourne. Celandine tries to help Edith with her marriage. However, although her advice succeeds beyond Edith's wildest dreams, it also causes tragic repercussions. And with the dangerously attractive Alfred Talisman waiting in the wings, it seems that both girlsâ€™ happiness may well be ruine…
Three Men on a Plane
A comic novel by the author of "Aunt Margaret's Lover" and "Sleeping Beauties". Pamela is a divorced mother whose son has, at last, left home. There have been three significant men in her life, including her ex-husband, and all three have begun to think of her in romantic terms again.
Set against the social divide of contemporary London, this novel follows a group of degenerates and misfits (washed-up pop stars reduced to painting and decorating, spoilt delinquents, poules-de-luxe, property speculators, mature arts students) as they sink into a life of extortion and criminality.
A novel which takes a wry look at the horrors and contradictions of the Boer War. Through the eyes of young Bella McCann readers follow the siege of Ladysmith, its aftermath, and her own journey away from the strictures of 19th-century society, towards independence.
As the snow begins to fall, a journalist arrives in the remote city of Kars on the Turkish border. Kars is a troubled place - there's a suicide epidemic among its young women, Islamists are poised to win the local elections, and the head of the intelligence service is viciously effective. When the growing blizzard cuts off the outside world, the stage is set for a terrible and desperate act ...Orhan Pamuk's magnificent and bestselling new novel evokes the spiritual fragility of the non-Western world, its ambivalence about the godless West, and its fury.
When Blanche's mother, who finds her own daughter rather colourless, bookish and dull, is also dazzled by Christa, she soon invites her to stay at the family house. Suddenly Christa can do no wrong and, as Blanche's parents scour their address books for long-lost friends to invite to dinner to meet the newcomer, their friendship sours and Blanche's already negligible self-confidence goes into a steep decline. With all the characteristics of Amelie Nothomb's unique fictional landscapes, Antechrista is a funny, dark and revealing journey through female friendship and rivalry.
'I lived everything during these three years: heroism, glory, treachery, love, indifference, suffering, humiliation. It was China, I was seven years old.' So announces the narrator of Loving Sabotage, Amelie Nothomb's critically acclaimed novel about a young girl already stripped of illusions. The daughter of diplomats posted to Peking in the mid-seventies, our unnamed narrator charges about her tightly enclosed world on her 'horse' (bicycle) with the dictatorial clarity and loneliness of a warrior-philosopher. 'From puberty onwards', she announces at one point, 'life is just an epilogue'. There, on the asphalt-playground-battlefield, she discovers her first love: six-year-old Elena, her very own coldly indifferent 'Helen of Troy'. But she also learns life's hardest rule: that if she wants to be loved, she must be cruel in return. Poignant, provocative - and often hilarious - Loving Sabotage chronicles one girl's precocious understanding of the struggles and pains of adult life.
A Taste for Death
Two men lie in a welter of blood in the vestry of St Matthew's Church, Paddington, their throats brutally slashed. One is Sir Paul Berowne, a baronet and recently resigned Minister of the Crown, the other an alcoholic vagrant. Dalgliesh and his team, set up to investigate crimes of particular sensitivity, are faced with a case of extraordinary complexity as they discover the Berowne family's veneer of prosperous gentility conceals ugly and dangerous secrets.
Imposture (Byron Trilogy)
Three years after Lord Byron dismissed him from his service, Dr John Polidori has fallen on hard times. And then a young woman mistakes the doctor for the poet.
Pepys Road: an ordinary street in the Capital. Each house has seen its fair share of first steps and last breaths, and plenty of laughter in between. Today, through each letterbox along this ordinary street drops a card with a simple message: We Want What You Have. At forty, Roger Yount is blessed with an expensively groomed wife, two small sons and a powerful job in the City. An annual bonus of a million might seem excessive, but with second homes and nannies to maintain, he's not sure he can get by without it. Elsewhere in the Capital, Zbigniew has come from Warsaw to indulge the super-rich in their interior decoration whims. Freddy Kano, teenage football sensation, has left a two-room shack in Senegal to follow his dream. Traffic warden Quentina has exchanged the violence of the police in Zimbabwe for the violence of the enraged middle classes. For them all, this city offers the chance of a different kind of life. "Capital" is a post-crash state-of-the nation novel told with compass…
Qi: the Book of General Ignorance (Noticeably Stouter Edition)
An indispensable compendium of popular misconceptions, misunderstandings and common mistakes culled from the hit BBC show, QI. From the bestselling authors of The Book of General Ignorance comes a noticeably stouter edition, with 26% extra facts and figures perfect for trivia, pub quiz and general knowledge enthusiasts. The QI team sets out again to show you that a lot of what you think you know is wrong. If, like Alan Davies, you still think the Henry VIII had six wives, the earth has only one moon, that George Washington was the first president of the USA, that Bangkok is the capital of Thailand, that the largest living thing is a blue whale, that Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone, that whisky and bagpipes come from Scotland or that Mount Everest is the world's tallest mountain, then there are at least 200 reasons why this is the book for you. The researchers at QI have written many bestselling books including such titles as The QI Book of General Ignorance and 1,277 Facts…
This Is How You Lose Her
Book DescriptionA new collection from Junot Diaz, Pulitzer Prize winner and bestselling author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, about the haunting, impossible power of love. --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.
The Discreet Hero
"A tale of two cities-Piura and Lima-rocked by scandal, and the disintegrating bonds of loyalty between the generations Nobel laureate Mario Vargas Llosa's newest novel follows two fascinating characters whose lives are destined to intersect: neat, endearing Felícito Yanaqué, a small businessman in Piura, Peru, who finds himself the victim of blackmail; and Ismael Carrera, a successful owner of an insurance company in Lima, who cooks up a plan to avenge himself against the two lazy sons who want him dead. Felícito and Ismael are, each in his own way, quiet, discreet rebels: honorable men trying to seize control of their destinies in a social and political climate where all can seem set in stone, predetermined. They are hardly vigilantes, but each is determined to live according to his own personal ideals and desires-which means forcibly rising above the pettiness of their surroundings. The Discreet Hero is also a chance to revisit some of our favorite players from previous Vargas Llosa…
Dragon Ball: v. 7
Son Goku is a naive young monkey-tailed boy whose quiet life is completely over-turned when he is nearly run over by a precocious and spiky girl caled Bulma. She is on a quest to collect seven Dragon Balls and thereby be granted one wish. But the balls are scattered all over the world and Bulma gets much more than she bargained for when she tricks Son to hand over the dragon ball he owns and gets him to join her quest. A wonderfully energetic and fast moving fantastic quest propelled by the witty and sharp interplay between Bulma and Goku.
Dragon Ball Volume 14: v. 14 (Manga)
Manga is a worldwide cult phenomenon.
Swiss-born Hugues Martin has worked for the world's most prestigious hotels, so when he purchases a small, run-down place in New York, everyone thinks he must be crazy! He alone sees it for the rough diamond it is, transforming it into a beautiful boutique hotel of impeccable elegance, run with the precision and attention to detail he learnt through his hotelier training in Europe. The Hotel Vendome soon becomes renowned for its unparalleled service, and is the ideal New York refuge for the rich and famous, as well as a perfect home for Hugues' beautiful wife and their young daughter. But when his wife tires of his obsession for the hotel, she walks out on him for a notorious rock star, leaving Hugues a single parent to four-year-old Heloise. And so the kind hotel staff quickly embrace the little girl, becoming Heloise's family and she has a happy upbringing, adored by the fascinating milieu of high-profile guests. Hugues' commitment to his work has heavily influenced his daughter, so …
The Best American Comics 2010 (The Best American Series )
The Best American Comics showcases the work of both established and up-and-coming contributors. Editor Neil Gaiman-one of the top writers in modern comics and the award-winning author of novels and children's books-has culled the best stories from graphic novels, pamphlet comics, newspapers, magazines, mini-comics, and the Internet to create this cutting-edge collection.
It is a golden evening of high summer in July 1990. Robin Timariot has set out that morning on what he has planned as a six-day tramp along part of Offa's Dyke. At the close of his first day's walk he encounters an elegant middle-aged woman who seems strangely out of place among the sheep and gorse of Hergest Ridge. They exchange only a few words of conversation, but their talk is enigmatic - and unforgettable. A few days later, at the end of his walk, Timariot returns home to learn from the newspapers that, just a few hours after their meeting, the woman, whose name was Louise Paxton, was raped and then murdered, along with an artist, Oscar Bantock, who lived near by. A man is swiftly charged and convicted of the crime, but a string of inexplicable events begins to convince Timariot - and others - that all is not what it seems. Timariot, fascinated by Louise Paxton's memory, is drawn irresistibly into the complex motives and relationships of her family and friends, searching against h…
Laying the Ghost
When Nell was a student, she and Patrick were a serious item. They were inseparable, and she really thought he was The One. But then Alex came along - the safer, more restful option - and thanks to her over-controlling mother, she opted for him instead. But now, Alex has left her to live in New York with a younger, blonder woman. Escaping to the Caribbean for a recuperative holiday, she is mugged at the airport and her bag is stolen. It's crisis time - and she makes two decisions: First - she will take lessons in self-defense. Second - she will try and find Patrick again.
A Quilt of Dreams
Set in Grahamstown, South Africa, during the 1990s, at the height of political unrest and opposition to apartheid, this is the bittersweet story of two people whose lives intertwine without them ever knowing each other - one a heavy-drinking white man and the other the young daughter of a black activist. Reuben Cohen van Tonder's battle with unresolved grief and his search for hidden peace and Vita Mbuli's innocent resolve to remove the bad luck which has troubled her family for generations, climax together in a wondrous resolution of personal and national triumph. This tale captures the harsh and brutal realities of South Africa's past with its raw and sore racism, interlacing them with enchantment, tenderness, forgiveness and hope.
Jamaica Inn TV Tie In
When her mother dies, Mary Yellan makes the grim journey across bleak Cornish moorland to Jamaica Inn, the home of her Aunt Patience and her husband, Joss Merlyn. On arriving at the gloomy, threatening inn, with the coachman's warning echoing in her mind, she finds her aunt a cowering shadow, and her uncle a hulking, vicious brute. Even more alarming, Jamaica Inn has no guests and is never open to the public. Mary finds herself powerless to help her aunt, and is drawn unwillingly into the misdeeds of Joss and his accomplices. Even more disturbing are her feelings for Jem, a man she dare not trust . . . Jamaica Inn is a dark and gripping gothic tale that will remind readers of two other great classics, Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights.
Eliot: Poems (Everyman's Library Pocket Poets)
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.
Eugene Onegin and Other Poems (Everyman's Library Pocket Poets)
Eugene Onegin (1833) is a comedy of manners, written in exquisitely crafted verse, about two young members of the Russian gentry, the eponymous hero and the girl Tatyana, who don't quite connect. It is also the greatest masterpiece of Russian literature - the source of the human archetypes and the attitudes that define and govern the towering fictional creations of nineteenth century Russia and one of the most celebrated poems of the world. Before Alexander Pushkin (1799-1837) wrote Eugene Onegin, his nation's literature was a parochial one; after he wrote it, due in no small part to its power and influence, the Russian tradition became one of the central traditions of Western civilization.
Henry James: Collected Stories Volume 2 (Everyman's Library)
Encompassing a period of almost fifty years, the stories of Henry James represent the most remarkable feat of sustained literary creation in modern times. For sheer richness, variety and intensity, they have no equal in fiction, enabling us to trace the evolution of a great writer in the finest detail. This collection reprints all the major stories together with many unfamiliar but equally intriguing pieces that illuminate their more celebrated companions. Volume 2 takes us from “The Private Life�? of 1892 to James's last story, “A Round of Visits,�? published in 1910. These are the magnificent works of James's maturity-“The Death of the Lion,�? “The Altar of the Dead,�? “The Figure in the Carpet,�? “The Turn of the Screw,�? “In the Cage,�? “The Beast in the Jungle,�? and many others-in which the deepening darkness of the author's life casts a tragic but heroic shadow on the themes of his youth.
A world-renowned actress falls victim to a terrifying explosion in Paris-and begins a courageous journey of survival, memory, and self-discovery in Danielle Steel's mesmerizing new novel. Carole Barber has come to Paris, with its rain-slick slate roofs and winding streets, to work on her novel-and to find herself after a lifetime in the spotlight. A legend of film and stage, Carole has set a standard of beauty and grace, devoting herself to her family and causes around the world. But on this cool November evening, as her taxi speeds into a tunnel just past the Louvre, a fiery instant of terror shatters hundreds of lives-and leaves Carole alone, unconscious and unidentified in a Paris emergency room. At the Ritz, they wonder where their famous, incognito guest has gone. From California to London, Carole's friends and family begin to make inquiries. Then comes a moment of shock as they all realize that Carole is far from home and fighting for her life. In the days that follow, the papara…
Anatomy of a Disappearance: A Novel
Nuri is a young boy when his mother dies. It seems that nothing will fill the emptiness that her strange death leaves behind in the Cairo apartment he shares with his father. Until they meet Mona, sitting in her yellow swimsuit by the pool of the Magda Marina hotel. As soon as Nuri sees her, the rest of the world vanishes. But it is Nuriâ€™s father with whom Mona falls in love and whom she eventually marries. And their happiness consumes Nuri to the point where he wishes his father would disappear. Nuri will, however, soon regret what he wished for. His father, long a dissident in exile from his homeland, is taken under mysterious circumstances. And, as the world that Nuri and his stepmother share is shattered by events beyond their control, they begin to realize how little they knew about the man they both loved. Anatomy of a Disappearance is written with all the emotional precision and intimacy that have won Hisham Matar tremendous international recognition. In a voice that is delica…
A Book of Nonsense (Routledge Classics S.)
From the benighted Old Man with a Beard to the erudite Perpendicular Purple Polly, Edward Lear's world is inhabited by a bewildering variety of oddities. One of the world's most loved writers, Lear's verse has delighted whole generations of readers. Here, after 140 years, is the original edition of A Book of Nonsense, from the original publishers. Complete with Lear's own remarkable illustrations, this treasure trove of nonsense is guaranteed to hold readers spellbound for generations more!
Dark of the Moon
First the Army, then the military police, Virgil Flowers had kicked around for a while before Lucas Davenport recruited him to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, promising him ""We'll only give you the hard stuff"". He'd been doing the hard stuff for three years now - but never anything like this. In the small town of Bluestem, where everybody knows everybody, a house way up on a ridge explodes into flames, its elderly owner trapped inside. Following up rumours of financial scams plus some very dodgy activities with other men's wives, Flowers discovers several reasons why the victim was so hated. And that wasn't even the reason why he'd come to Bluestem. Three weeks before, there'd been another murder, two in fact - a doctor and his wife; the doctor found propped up in his own backyard, both eyes shot out. There hadn't been a murder in Bluestem in years, and now suddenly three? Flowers knows two things: This isn't a coincidence, and this has to be personal. But just how per…
Love and Other Near Death Experiences
Rob Garland is getting married in two months. Oddly, however, this is the least of his problems. More vexing than the seating arrangements, the choice of wedding stationery - more even that the savagely obscene expense of everything - is the fact that Rob should be dead: and he knows it. Faced with an ultimatum from his girlfriend to either sort himself out, or call the wedding (and the whole relationship) off, he sets about trying to come to terms with how it is that, somehow, he's still inexplicably breathing. After pouring his heart out to the listeners on his late-night radio jazz show, he soon finds himself teamed up with others who really ought not to be alive, but who - for random, meaningless and, frankly, stupid reasons - unaccountably are. And that's when things become yet more worrying: because it turns out that their search to understand why they've each remained oddly alive might very well end up killing them all.
Don’t you wish to cherish those beautiful moments of your childhood again? Well, we don’t have a time machine to take you there. But reading the comic books can take you down to the memory lane. And we all grew up reading, acting, and dressing up as our favourite character. However, a popular comic series available into volumes and attached together.
Undoubtedly, the world of comics is mesmerising and addictive. Moreover, it is known as a humorous liner or a piece of a part in a newspaper. The adventure of Archie and philosophical discussion of Calvin and Hobbes are unputdownable comics. Furthermore, there is no one unfamiliar with DC and Marvel comics. However, DC and Marvel jointly owned a character called Axel Asher. And his job is to keep both the comics franchise separate. Is it exciting? You can’t resist yourself from reading them. And the main features of these books are expressing and conveying messages of the author to the reader. So, if you wish to buy comic books for free, then you are in the best online shopspage to seek help!
Types of Comic Books to pick
The comics are popular not only among the children but also among adults too. But do you know reading comics can increase your child’s reasoning ability? Yes! Perhaps, it develops their reading habit as these books are interesting and appealing to read. Moreover, reading comics allow children to learn about historical events, wildlife, and positive relationships. Thus, this helps them in learning moral disciplines. However, there are numerous genres of a comic book. And some of those are science fiction, action or adventure, humour, romance, esoteric, and much more. Moreover, the author's emphasis more on the frame of the page, size, positioning, and panel positions. So, study about the different kinds of books to look for and master the tips to select the best comic books.
Comic Books and Literature
There are a lot of debates on whether comics are literature or not. However, comics based on the sequential art form, whereas literature is based wholly on the written art form. As per Pulitzer, the literary prize awarded to the graphic novel Maus. Moreover, in a precise manner, literature is the written works, especially for the superior artistic merit. On the other hand, comics written with the help of pictures. If you are looking for the comic books for sale, then make sure you pick the one which is delighted to read. There are many comic books available in the market but not all are fun to read.
Comic Book List
Comics include both facts and friction to share the stories of the extraordinary superheroes and real events with us. However, it's written in a simple way for everyone to read and enjoy it.And, reading graphic novels can improve young readers' reading skills to understand the texts with the higher levels of difficulty. So, there is a list of comic books to read are Captain America (Marvel Comics), Batman- The Dark Knight Returns (DC Comics), and much more. Are looking for cheap comic books to buy? Then make sure you purchase it from the reputed stores. Some of them are Menakart, Virgin Megastore, Brands for Less, and so much more.
Digital Comic Books Vs Print Comic Books
Do you know what is print comic books and digital comics? Yes! The print comics are the printed materials from graphic novels or newspaper column. And to be precise, anything on the paper is print. Whereas, digital comics are the form of digital data on any electronics. Some of those are Smartphone, iPod, tablets, laptops, television, and so much more. But, nowadays, people are choosing digital comics over the print comic book.So, if you are looking to buy comic books online in UAE,then purchase the popular author’s books. Some of those are Gil Kane, Alan Moore, Art Spiegelman, and so much more.
Popular Comics Books
Are you a fan of superheroes? No! Still, you can read comics of other topics. There are many famous comic books without evil villains. Among them are the Scott Pilgrim series, The Walking Dead, The Sandman, and many more. Moreover, there are also other non-friction comics which are popular among young readers. So, reading these books let you explore spellbound themes and feelings. So, while looking out to buy comic books for free, make sure you pick a variety of genres book. Thus, it gives your children choices in their reading list can help them in improving their habit of reading.
Tips for buying Comic Books
Comics are enthralling to read. Not only children but also adults love to read them in their leisure time. However, through the release of the favourite characters into pop culture through movies and television. But the craze remains to collect the series or the character books. If you are love reading, then comics are the beautiful exaggeration of plenty of stories. And this is available online for all e-readers. Therefore, we want your shopping journey to be thrilling and fun. So, are you looking to buy comic books online in UAE? Before that, let's learn about the tips and tricks section to follow while purchasing these books for your kids or yourself.
Outline your focus area – Before starting the shopping comics, make sure you decide what you wish to collect. Everyone can suggest your different genres, but you need to start reading with your focus area. DC and Marvel comics are the popular comics of all time.
Quality over quantity- While purchasing the comic book, you need to keep quality over quantity. Try to make the proper decision on whether you want to buy higher value items or lower quality books.
Join the comics community – You can always join the comic book community if you are confused with your purchase. Now, we have a Facebook group where we get to communicate with the people who share the same taste.
These are the few tips and tricks which can help you to start the comics collection. And help you in maintaining the good habits of reading. Moreover, collecting the comic book can be thrilling and requires a lot of determination. Browse Shops.ae,for some great finds of the comic book from famous authors' worldwide. And we are sure that you will love them.
Questions & Answers
Are Comic Books dying?
No! The comic books aren't dying but flourishing in every passing year. However, printed comics has decreased by almost 20% in the last 20 years. But the comic book companies have tripled their business through paperback sales, digital sales, and hike in prices. And, comicbook is both visual and literary. It can bring ideas quickly to life like no other medium. However, comics are created with the help of a team. They work as one person with time and passion, to show the work to a broader audience. Moreover, the comics are more valuable as an idea generator for other channels like video games and movies.
Where to buy Comic Books online?
Comics are fascinating to read. Not only children but also adults love to read them in their leisure time. It includes both facts and friction to share the stories of extraordinary superheroes and real events with us. However, with the release of the favourite characters into pop culture through movies and television. It has received more fandom. But the craze remains to collect the series or the character books. So, if you wish to buy comic books online, then browse at Shops.ae. We have a vast collection of famous authors’ comics. Among them are Gil Kane, Alan Moore, Art Spiegelman, Marv Wolfman, Scott C Zeman, and much more.
What are Comic Books worth money?
Some of the people love comics so much that its inseparable. Whereas, some people don't even know its essence. So, whether comic books are worth money or not, depends on the age of the comic. Suppose if you are checking out 70's or earlier comic book then its worthy of money. However, the lower the issue number of the comics, the more valuable is the comicbook. Moreover, the grades are needs to consider which the Comic Book Certificate Service have given. Perhaps the comics which are read or bent is worthy than the comic book which is in pristine condition.
Why are Comic Books good to read?
Comics are the basic version of the narratives, which provide a solution to the children's lack of enthusiasm to read books. Moreover, it increases children's vocabulary and improvises their comprehension. However, comics help the children to understand the concept more with the help of visualised contexts. But many people think it doesn't help children to learn new things. Whereas, comics teaches the children the moral values through their favourite character. So, if you wish to buy a comic book for your children, then consider buying it from the reputed shops. Some of them are Menakart, Virgin Megastore, Brands for Less, and so much more.
So, if you are seeking to buy the best comics for your children then you can either ask comic bookseller or browse at Shops.ae. It is the best shopping search engine with more than 500 brands and shops allied with it. Thus, you witness the massive collection of popular author’s comics as well as famous comics of the decade. With unbelievable discounts and deals on every purchase. Hurry! Grab this offers before its gone.
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