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Stephen Fry In His Own Words (аудиокнига на CD)
Stephen Fry In His Own Words (аудиокнига на CD)

Описание: In a fascinating collection of archive interviews with the celebrated writer, presenter and polymath, you can hear - in his own words - the beliefs and aspirations that have shaped him. The archive covers his upbringing, a time when Stephen admits he was a rebellious schoolboy and behaved outrageously in order to survive school. He talks about his early love of language and Oscar Wilde. He also recalls discovering classic radio comedy and meeting Emma Thompson and Hugh Laurie at Cambridge. Stephen is extraordinarily honest about some of his ... Читать далее →

Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood
Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood

Описание: Alexandra Fuller was the daughter of white settlers in 1970s war-torn Rhodesia. DON'T LET'S GO TO THE DOGS TONIGHT is a memoir of that time, when a schoolgirl was as likely to carry a shotgun as a satchel. Fuller tells a story of civil war; of a quixotic battle against nature and loss; and of her family's unbreakable bond with a continent which came to define, shape, scar and heal them. In wry and sometimes hilarious prose, she looks back with rage and love at an extraordinary family and an extraordinary time. Читать далее →

Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness
Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness

Описание: An award-winning memoir and instant New York Times bestseller that goes far beyond its riveting medical mystery, BRAIN ON FIRE: MY MONTH OF MADNESS is the powerful account of one woman's struggle to recapture her identity. When twenty-four-year-old Susannah Cahalan woke up alone in a hospital room, strapped to her bed and unable to move or speak, she had no memory of how she'd gotten there. Days earlier, she had been on the threshold of a new, adult life: at the beginning of her first serious relationship and a promising career at a major Ne... Читать далее →

Репортаж с петлей на шее
Репортаж с петлей на шее

Описание: «Репортаж с петлей на шее» Юлиуса Фучика, великого гуманиста нашего времени, - книга необыкновенной судьбы. Cвое произведение чешский писатель-коммунист написал в застенках фашистской тюрьмы. За короткий срок оно стало известно во всем мире и завоевало миллионы сердец. И причина этому - огромное мужество ее автора, его любовь к людям, человечность. Настоящее издание дополнено главами из книги Густины Фучиковой «Воспоминания о Юлиусе Фучике». В них рассказано о деятельности и борьбе Юлиуса Фучика в период немецкой оккупации и о том, как был н... Читать далее →

Chinese Cinderella: The Secret Story of an Unwanted Daughter
Chinese Cinderella: The Secret Story of an Unwanted Daughter

Описание: Jung-ling's family considers her bad luck because her mother died giving birth to her. They discriminate against her and make her feel unwanted yet she yearns and continuously strives for her parents' love. Her stepmother is vindictive and cruel andher father dismissive. Jung-ling grows up to be an academic child, with a natural ability for writing. Only her aunt and grandfather offer her any love and kindness. The story is of survival in the light of the mental and physical cruelty of her stepmother and the disloyalty of her siblings. Jung-... Читать далее →

Called Out of Darkness
Called Out of Darkness

Описание: Anne Rice's intimate memoir of her Catholic girlhood, her unmaking as a devout believer, and the path back to her faith. Internationally bestselling author Anne Rice has written twenty-eight novels - magnificent tales of other-worldly beings that explore the realms of good and evil, love and alienation: each a reflection of her own moral journey. Now, in her powerful memoir, she writes about her own life as a Catholic. Beginning with her New Orleans childhood, in a vividly experienced world of storytelling and ritual, Rice's faith was formed... Читать далее →

Facing Up: A Remarkable Journey to the Summit of Mount Everest
Facing Up: A Remarkable Journey to the Summit of Mount Everest

Описание: At the age of twenty-three, Bear Grylls became one of the youngest Britons to reach the summit of Mount Everest. At extreme altitude youth holds no advantage over experience, and it is generally acknowledged that younger climbers have more difficulty coping with the adverse effects of mountaineering. Nevertheless, only two years after breaking his back in a freefall parachuting accident, Bear Grylls overcame severe weather conditions, fatigue, dehydration and a last-minute illness to stand on top of the world's highest mountain. FACING UP is... Читать далее →

My Father's Country: The Story of A German Family
My Father's Country: The Story of A German Family

Описание: In August 1944, Hans Georg Klamroth was executed for his part in the 20 July plot to assassinate Hitler. Wibke Bruhns, his youngest daughter, was six years old at the time. Decades later, watching a documentary about the events of 20 July, images of her father in the Third Reich People's Court appeared on the screen - and she realises she never knew him. In "My Father's Country", Bruhns tells of her search for her father. Returning to her ancestral home in Halberstadt, Northern Germany, she retraces her family's story from Kaiser Wilhelm to ... Читать далее →

Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Changed the World
Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Changed the World

Описание: One teacher, one child, one book, one pen can change the world. 16 year old Malala Yousafzai is an influential and world famous campaigner for every child's right to an education. This is the story of the girl behind the icon. Written in collaboration with critically acclaimed National Book Award finalist Patty McCormick, it is Malala's story, written for her peers. Читать далее →

I am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban
I am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban

Описание: In 2009 Malala Yousafzai began writing a blog on BBC Urdu about life in the Swat Valley as the Taliban gained control, at times banning girls from attending school. When her identity was discovered, Malala began to appear in both Pakistani and international media, advocating the freedom to pursue education for all. In October 2012, gunmen boarded Malala's school bus and shot her in the face, a bullet passing through her head and into her shoulder. Remarkably, Malala survived the shooting. At a very young age, Malala Yousafzai has become a wo... Читать далее →