Метка: Roald Dahl
Kiss Kiss (аудиокнига на 10 CD)
Kiss Kiss (аудиокнига на 10 CD)

Описание: What could go wrong when a wife pawns the mink coat that her lover gave her as a parting gift? What happens when a priceless piece of furniture is the subject of a deceitful bargain? Can a wronged woman take revenge on her dead husband? In these dark, disturbing stories Roald Dahl explores the sinister side of human nature: the cunning, sly, selfish part of each of us that leads us into the territory of the unexpected and unsettling. Читать далее →

My Story
My Story

Описание: Bernard Dunne boxed for the first time at the age of six. Twenty-three years later, in an electrifying performance, he stopped Ricardo Cordoba to take the WBA world super bantamweight belt. Here, for the first time, Bernard Dunne tells his own amazing story. It begins in Neilstown, west Dublin, where boxing ran in the family. In his brilliant amateur career, Bernard never lost to an Irish fighter; but he narrowly missed out on the 2000 Olympics, and rather than spend another four years as an amateur in search of Olympic glory he decided to g... Читать далее →

Extra Confessions of a Working Girl
Extra Confessions of a Working Girl

Описание: Having left behind the sauna where she was top girl. Miss S moves to London to start work as a stripper. But after one of the other dancers burns her in the back with a cigarette, she decides to try her hand at something new. It's in an escort agency that Miss S finds her true vocation, and where she encounters a colourful cavalcade of clients, including Mr. Fingers and Mr. Slimeball, to name just two. Читать далее →

Confessions of a Working Girl
Confessions of a Working Girl

Описание: Miss S is smart, sassy, sexually frustrated and broke. With the rent money due, she spots an ad for a student job with a difference — in the massage parlour at the bottom of her road. Suddenly she can earn money doing something she is good at and get all the sex she needs. Offered a job on the spot by Mrs. B, an ex-working girl herself, quickly gets to grips with the rest of the girls. They include: Bella, the house "Domme"; Carry, the resident shrink; Tina, the house snitch; and Suzie, the amateur porn star. That's not to mention the cast o... Читать далее →

Elizabeth the Queen: The Woman Behind the Throne
Elizabeth the Queen: The Woman Behind the Throne

Описание: As we celebrate her Diamond Jubilee, this brand new biography of Queen Elizabeth II is the first all-round, up-close picture of one of the most fascinating, enigmatic and admired women in the world. With exclusive access to the Queen's personal letters, close friends and associates, this intimate biography is a treasure trove of fresh insights on her public persona and her private life. Here we see Queen Elizabeth going about her daily duties, preparing for formal occasions, playing with her children at the Palace, crawling on her stomach to... Читать далее →

On Royalty
On Royalty

Описание: Jeremy Paxman is used to making politicians explain themselves - but royalty has always been off limits. Until now. In "On Royalty" he delves deep into the past and takes a long hard look at our present incumbents to find out just what makes them tick. Along the way he discovers some fascinating and little-known details. Читать далее →

12 Years a Slave
12 Years a Slave

Описание: A film tie-in edition of this eloquent and powerful memoir, to accompany the major new film starring Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender and Chiwetel Ejiofor. Perhaps the best written of all the slave narratives, Twelve Years a Slave is a harrowing memoir about one of the darkest periods in American history. It recounts how Solomon Northup, born a free man in New York, was lured to Washington, D.C., in 1841 with the promise of fast money, then drugged and beaten and sold into slavery. He spent the next twelve years of his life in captivity on a Lo... Читать далее →

Missing Persons
Missing Persons

Описание: When Jonny went missing everything changed. His mother's heart is full of terror and sadness instead of joy. His father's study overflows with newspaper cuttings and profiles on missing people instead of the academic texts that were there before. His sister, once carefree, now carries the weight of the world on her shoulders. His bedroom at home remains untouched and ready for his return. A place is set for him at the table on Christmas day each year. His birthday is always celebrated; his unopened gifts gather dust. The hands on the clock c... Читать далее →

The Diamond Age
The Diamond Age

Описание: The future is small. The future is nano… And who could be smaller or more insignificant than poor Little Nell? an orphan girl alone and adrift in a world of Confucian Law, Neo-Victorian values and warring nano-technology? Well, not quite alone. Because Nell has a friend, of sorts. A guide, a teacher, an armed and unarmed combat instructor, a book and a computer: the Young Lady's Illustrated Primer is all these and much much more. It is illicit, magical, dangerous. And it isn't Nell's. It was stolen. And now some very powerful people want to ... Читать далее →