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Lois On The Loose

Author : Lois Pryce
ISBN : 9780099493563
Genre : America
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Pryce spent her weekdays working at the BBC stuck in a career rut, but she also led a parallel life as a biker with overwhelming wanderlust. Follow her hilarious adventures as she travels by motorcycle from Alaska to the southernmost tip of Argentina.
Category: America

Revolutionary Ride

Author : Lois Pryce
ISBN : 9781857889291
Genre : Travel
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'Warm, funny . . . It's had my whole family howling with laughter and shedding a few tears' - Shappi Khorsandi, Guardian 'A proper travelogue - a joyful, moving and stereotype-busting tale' - National Geographic Traveller, Books of the Year In 2011, at the height of tension between the British and Iranian governments, travel writer Lois Pryce found a note left on her motorcycle outside the Iranian Embassy in London: ... I wish that you will visit Iran so you will see for yourself about my country. WE ARE NOT TERRORISTS!!! Please come to my city, Shiraz. It is very famous as the friendliest city in Iran, it is the city of poetry and gardens and wine!!! Your Persian friend, Habib Intrigued, Lois decides to ignore the official warnings against travel (and the warnings of her friends and family) and sets off alone on a 3,000 mile ride from Tabriz to Shiraz, to try to uncover the heart of this most complex and incongruous country. Along the way, she meets carpet sellers and drug addicts, war veterans and housewives, doctors and teachers - people living ordinary lives under the rule of an extraordinarily strict Islamic government. Revolutionary Ride is the story of a people and a country. Religious and hedonistic, practical and poetic, modern and rooted in tradition - and with a wild sense of humour and appreciation of beauty despite the comparative lack of freedom - this is real contemporary Iran. *Shortlisted for the Adventure Travel Book of the Year Award* 'Within a few pages I'd recognised a kindred spirit' - Dervla Murphy, author of Full Tilt
Category: Travel

Love Me Or I Ll Kill You

Author : Lee Butcher
ISBN : 9780786037827
Genre : True Crime
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Love At First Sight Angel-faced Paula Guitierrez was 15 when she met 14-year-old Nestor (Chino) DeJesus on a subway platform in New York City. Almost immediately they began a torrid affair fueled by sex and marijuana. But while Chino charmed Paula's parents, behind closed doors he was a sadistic control freak who forced Paula into submission and beat her when she tried to escape. And A Gun With A Plan Moving to Tampa, Florida, the couple found themselves penniless and hungry with a two-year-old daughter to feed. The only thing going for them was a semiautomatic Mac 11 pistol and a reckless plan. On the morning of July 6, 2001, the sordid saga of Paula and Chino finally reached its inevitable violent end. Make A Deadly Pact Hats and bandannas over their faces, the desperate duo rushed into a bank with their gun raised and walked out with $10,000. Believing they'd made a clean getaway, within the hour they found themselves in a tense standoff with two SWAT teams--one cop dead in the street. The only way out was suicide. Pointing the guns at themselves, Chino began counting to three. . .but only one would die. Includes 16 Pages Of Shocking Photos!
Category: True Crime

Red Tape And White Knuckles

Author : Lois Pryce
ISBN : 9781409066880
Genre : Travel
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Unafraid of a challenge, Lois Pryce began the kind of adventure most of us could only ever dream of. She put on her sparkly crash helmet, armed herself with maps and a baffling array of visas, and got on her bike. Destination: Cape Town - and the small matter of tackling the Sahara, war-torn Angola and the Congo Basin along the way - this feisty independent woman's grand trek through the Dark Continent of Africa is the definitive motorcycling adventure. Colourful and hilarious, Red Tape and White Knuckles is an action-packed tale about following your dreams that will have you packing your bags and jetting off into the sunset on your own adventure before you know it.
Category: Travel

East From Frisco On The Trail Of America S Soul

Author : Chris Harris
ISBN : 9781446156803
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This work is not 'just another travelog' ' it is a light-hearted blend of observation, anecdote, humour and history. The book was inspired by a USA coast-to-coast expedition from San Francisco to Washington DC to raise funds for charity (Motor Neurone Disease), undertaken for much of the way in a 30-year-old open top 'classic' car along the historic Route 66. Little escapes critique ' from cow-chip throwing to IndyCar racing; from poker running to the deeply ingrained religiosity of the American people. The story ranges from the sparkling waters of San Francisco Bay, via Amarillo in the Texas panhandle, to shipwreck in the pounding Atlantic surf off Cape Hatteras. The quirks and idiosyncrasies of people and places, and the tragedies and triumphs of American history, are all sympathetically portrayed through the pen of a visitor from Europe. The style is the author's own ' although he likes to think it is inspired by the best of Bryson, RL Stevenson and JK Jerome. Enjoy!

On The Edge

Author : Lois Duncan
ISBN : 9780689832567
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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A collection of twelve stories by different writers and in different genres in each of which a young person is physically and/or emotionally on the edge.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Gooney Bird On The Map

Author : Lois Lowry
ISBN : 9780547556222
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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When her second-grade classmates become envious of the three students who are going away during the winter vacation, the creative and ingenious Gooney Bird Greene thinks of a geography activity to cheer them all up. 25,000 first printing.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Pontiff And The Prophet Volume Ii

Author : David Francis Mahoney
ISBN : 9781469184081
Genre : Fiction
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The second volume of The Pontiff and The Prophet trilogy (The City and The Wilderness) tells the story of Antonlonello (the Prophet), his escape through the northern wilderness of Norumbega, his capture, and death in the levels of Quebec. It also depicts the various aspects of life lived in the theocratic world Utopia of a far distant future. It portrays the outlawed prophetic movement called the Ekklessia, life in the slum city of Sordesium, and it tells the story of the second and third generations of Prophet followers. The novel concludes with the story of Victor Dutton and Olivia Preager in the great domed cities of Boston, Quebec, and Rome. Dutton is suspected of conspiracy in the death of the Prophet. An investigation follows that reaches into the highest levels of the Pontifi cal Utopia. A number of central characters populate this utopian trilogy - among the most important being the mysterious fi gure of Mecox. The story refl ects the internal struggles and early evolution of multiple Christianities, and the slow emergence of orthodoxy.
Category: Fiction

Sorrow On Sunday

Author : Ann Purser
ISBN : 9781101662229
Genre : Fiction
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It may be the day of rest, but Lois Meade finds that not everyone believes in keeping it holy. A rash of strange occurrences in and around Long Farnden has Lois unsettled. Someone?s been stealing valuable tack from the equestrian set, and then a local n?er-do-well is killed when a horse bolts in front of his van. With a new employee on her hands who may or may not be trustworthy, Lois hardly knows what to make of the disturbances, but it soon becomes clear that she?d better figure it out post-haste, or she herself may take a nasty tumble.
Category: Fiction