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Night Train To Lisbon

Author : Pascal Mercier
ISBN : 9781848873179
Genre : Fiction
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A huge international bestseller, with over 2 million copies sold worldwide, Night Train to Lisbon is an utterly compelling novel about one man's escape from a humdrum life in search of passion and spontaneity. Night Train to Lisbon tells the story of mild-mannered, middle-aged Classics scholar Raimund Gregorius. When, one afternoon, he walks out of his class while in the middle of giving a lesson, his uncharacteristic impulsiveness surprises him as much as his students. This break from his usually predictable routine is driven by two chance encounters that morning on his way to work - the first with a mysterious Portuguese woman, and the second with a book discovered in a forgotten corner of an old bookshop, the journal of an enigmatic Portuguese aristocrat. With the book as his talisman, Mundus finds himself boarding the night train to Lisbon on a journey to find out more about its author, Amadeu del Prado - who was this man whose words both haunt and compel him, seeming somehow clairvoyant? His investigations lead him all over the city, and bring him into contact with those who were entangled in Prado's life. Gradually, he makes unexpected friends and the picture of an extraordinary man emerges: a difficult, brilliant, charismatic man, a doctor and a poet, and a rebel against Salazar's dictatorship. And as Prado's story comes to light so, too, Gregorius himself begins his life anew. Hurtling through the dark, Night Train to Lisbon is a rich tale, wonderful told, propelled both by the mystery at its heart and its evocative subject.
Category: Fiction

Night Train To Lisbon

Author : Emily Grayson
ISBN : 9780062034793
Genre : Fiction
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Night Train to Lisbon is a sensuous tale of the pursuit of love and passion against all odds, set in the 1930s when the world was on the brink of war and suspicion of loyalty, motivation, and intent -- to both country and lover -- was at flood tide. Carson Weatherell is a privileged young American woman traveling in Europe in 1936, courtesy of her aunt and uncle who live abroad and have kindly offered to show her the sights. A bout of illness and self-pity almost send her back to her sheltered Connecticut life, but on an overnight train to Lisbon, she suddenly can't imagine returning home. On that train she meets Alec Breve, a young British scientist traveling with a group of colleagues -- and in his company, Carson finds that she's enjoying herself, certainly for the first time since she left New York Harbor, and quite possibly for the first time in her life. In Lisbon, Carson and Alec begin an intense love affair, but their bliss is threatened when Carson's uncle reveals that Alec might be a spy for Germany. He insists that it is essential that Alec be trapped and brought to justice, and the only person who can deliver an unsuspecting Alec to the proper authorities is Carson. Desperate to believe in her new love -- and terrified of discovering she has fallen for a traitor -- Carson must choose whether to prove her lover innocent or leave him to face the consequences on his own. A riveting page-turner, Night Train to Lisbon travels back to the days when war loomed, the Mitford sisters dazzled, and night trains brimmed with romance and intrigue, delivering a mesmerizing novel of a love that must truly conquer all in order to survive.
Category: Fiction

Insight Guides Explore Lisbon

Author : Insight Guides
ISBN : 9781786717290
Genre : Travel
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A hip and historic city with great weather and all for good value: it's no wonder Lisbon is experiencing such a burst of popularity. Insight Guide Explore Lisbon is a brand-new title and the ideal pocket companion for your trip to the gorgeous Portuguese capital: a full-colour guide containing 14 easy-to-follow routes in and around the city, taking in cultural gems, sweeping views and golden beaches. Inside Explore Lisbon: Discover this beautiful city, set across seven hills, from the buzzy Bairro Alto and atmospheric winding streets of the Alfama to the glorious coast around Cascais and the palaces at Sintra and Queluz Experience the best of Lisbon: ride the iconic trams, listen to the traditional sound of fado and sample Belem's famous custard tarts Insight's trademark cultural coverage sets the routes in context, with introductions to Lisbon's food and wine, lively nightlife options, shopping and key historical dates Our recommended places to eat and drink are highlighted in each route, with even more suggestions in the directory section, which also contains a wealth of useful practical information including a range of carefully selected accommodation to suit all budgets Pull-out map with useful plotted routes Evocative photography captures the very best of this exciting city About Insight Guides: Insight Guides has over 40 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides. We produce around 400 full-colour print guidebooks and maps as well as picture-packed eBooks to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture together create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure.
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ISBN : WISC:89063266928
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Dark Star

Author : Alan Furst
ISBN : 0307483576
Genre : Fiction
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Paris, Moscow, Berlin, and Prague, 1937. In the back alleys of nighttime Europe, war is already under way. André Szara, survivor of the Polish pogroms and the Russian civil wars and a foreign correspondent for Pravda, is co-opted by the NKVD, the Soviet secret intelligence service, and becomes a full-time spymaster in Paris. As deputy director of a Paris network, Szara finds his own star rising when he recruits an agent in Berlin who can supply crucial information. Dark Star captures not only the intrigue and danger of clandestine life but the day-to-day reality of what Soviet operatives call special work. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Fiction

The New Biographical Dictionary Of Film

Author : David Thomson
ISBN : 9781101874707
Genre : Performing Arts
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For almost thirty years, David Thomson’s Biographical Dictionary of Film has been not merely “the finest reference book ever written about movies” (Graham Fuller, Interview), not merely the “desert island book” of art critic David Sylvester, not merely “a great, crazy masterpiece” (Geoff Dyer, The Guardian), but also “fiendishly seductive” (Greil Marcus, Rolling Stone). This new edition updates the older entries and adds 30 new ones: Darren Aronofsky, Emmanuelle Beart, Jerry Bruckheimer, Larry Clark, Jennifer Connelly, Chris Cooper, Sofia Coppola, Alfonso Cuaron, Richard Curtis, Sir Richard Eyre, Sir Michael Gambon, Christopher Guest, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Spike Jonze, Wong Kar-Wai, Laura Linney, Tobey Maguire, Michael Moore, Samantha Morton, Mike Myers, Christopher Nolan, Dennis Price, Adam Sandler, Kevin Smith, Kiefer Sutherland, Charlize Theron, Larry Wachowski and Andy Wachowski, Lew Wasserman, Naomi Watts, and Ray Winstone. In all, the book includes more than 1300 entries, some of them just a pungent paragraph, some of them several thousand words long. In addition to the new “musts,” Thomson has added key figures from film history–lively anatomies of Graham Greene, Eddie Cantor, Pauline Kael, Abbott and Costello, Noël Coward, Hoagy Carmichael, Dorothy Gish, Rin Tin Tin, and more. Here is a great, rare book, one that encompasses the chaos of art, entertainment, money, vulgarity, and nonsense that we call the movies. Personal, opinionated, funny, daring, provocative, and passionate, it is the one book that every filmmaker and film buff must own. Time Out named it one of the ten best books of the 1990s. Gavin Lambert recognized it as “a work of imagination in its own right.” Now better than ever–a masterwork by the man playwright David Hare called “the most stimulating and thoughtful film critic now writing.”
Category: Performing Arts

The Musical Novel

Author : Emily Petermann
ISBN : 9781571135926
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Analyzes two groups of "musical novels" -- novels that take music as a model for their construction -- including jazz novels by Toni Morrison and Michael Ondaatje, and novels based on Bach's Goldberg Variations.
Category: Literary Criticism

In The Country Of Books

Author : Richard D. Katzev
ISBN : 9781848760615
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book looks at how literature affects people, focussing on the experience of readers, it is illustrated with accounts of the author’s reading experiences and current research findings.
Category: Literary Criticism

Thinking And Speaking In Two Languages

Author : Aneta Pavlenko
ISBN : 9781847693365
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Dan I. Slobin, University of California, Berkeley, USA --
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Dignity In International Human Rights Law

Author : Camilla Barker
ISBN : 9781456502157
Genre : Law
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International human rights law has at its core a concept that is so paradoxical, illogical and impractical that it renders itself incapable of accepted definition. It is a concept that sits still and silent in human rights legislation and screams at the top of its voice in human rights litigation. Its unwavering presence in the post-Nazism world not only confirms its importance in everything we do and say as human rights lawyers but it also calls into question whether it has indeed passed its use-by-date and fallen into the dark depths of ineptitude. This begs the question: “Does the concept of dignity have any meaning in international human rights law?” This study is a critical examination of the role that dignity plays in international human rights law. Sections include: defining dignity; the conceptual development of dignity; dignity in international human rights texts; dignity in judicial discourse; and dignity in legal process.
Category: Law

Kiss Me Kate And Other Stories

Author : Jim Farrell
ISBN : 9781491726983
Genre : Fiction
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Phil discovers that Kate, the voice in his Garmin GPS, is a lot more than a disembodied voice. She's in trouble, and she needs his help!When a couple arrives from cold Rhode Island to their rented condo in Florida, all they can think about is warm temperatures and sunshine. But then the husband walks into a moral dilemma that almost ruins his week in the sun.Betsy decides to memorialize her deceased a most unusual way.Young, innocent Cheryl shocks her mother by opening the conversation at the family's Sunday dinner with "I almost got involved in a bar fight yesterday."Larry Hawkins is a widower, MIT physics professor, and believer in time travel who is anxious to test his inventions and fulfill every old man's fantasy.Roberto Villarreal has no idea a life-changing adventure is about to begin when he picks up a stranger and his granddaughter at a rest stop in Mexico.Mark Tuttle and Sandy Roberts wonder if you can love all your children equally and yet love one more than the others. In the process they discover that Love is infinite.Kiss Me, Kate and Other Stories is a collection of short tales set in a variety of locations and illustrating the depth of the human spirit, the importance of laughter, and the miracle of love.
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Rick Steves Europe Through The Back Door 2009

Author : Rick Steves
ISBN : 1598801082
Genre : Travel
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Rick Steves' Europe Through the Back Door 2009 is the definitive guidebook for an affordable and unforgettable trip to Europe. Covering all the essentials and more—from packing to transportation to foreign currency—Rick's tips allow travelers to become “temporary Europeans,” saving them time and money along the way. Rick also includes his personal favorites, or “back doors,” throughout Europe that will take you away from the tourist-beaten path and into a unique European adventure. Whether it's surfing in Munich's rivers or finding an Egyptian pyramid in Rome, Rick leads travelers to little-known and unforgettable experiences.
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Swiss News

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105213161131
Genre : Switzerland
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Category: Switzerland

Rick Steves Best Of Europe 2008

Author : Rick Steves
ISBN : 1566918529
Genre : Travel
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Who but Rick Steves can tell travelers the best way to visit Etruscan caves in Central Italy's hill towns, shop for cheeses in Avignon's open-air market, or catch an accordion performance on Amsterdam's city streets? With Rick Steves' Best of Europe 2008, travelers can experience the best of everything Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, and Switzerland have to offer — economically and hassle-free. Completely revised and updated, this guide includes opinionated coverage of both famous and lesser-known sights, friendly places to eat and sleep, suggested day plans, walking tours and trip itineraries, and clear instructions for smooth travel anywhere by car, train, or foot. America's number one authority on travel to Europe, Steves' time-tested recommendations for safe and enjoyable travel in Europe have been used by millions of Americans in search of their own unique European travel experience.
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Rick Steves Spain

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ISBN : PSU:000062526609
Genre : Spain
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Category: Spain

Kaapse Bibliotekaris

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ISBN : UCBK:C098776368
Genre : Libraries
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Issues for Nov. 1957- include section: Accessions. Aanwinste, Sept. 1957- (also published separately)
Category: Libraries

Talking Book Topics

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ISBN : WISC:89121901839
Genre : Talking books
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Dk Eyewitness Travel Guide Portugal

Author : DK Travel
ISBN : 9781465478016
Genre : Travel
File Size : 55.38 MB
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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Portugal is your in-depth guide to this beautiful country. Explore the magnificent Jerónimos Monastery, sample some wine in Porto, and discover the best beaches, scenic routes, markets, and festivals the country has to offer. Discover DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Portugal. + Detailed itineraries and "don't-miss" destination highlights at a glance. + Illustrated cutaway 3-D drawings of important sights. + Floor plans and guided visitor information for major museums. + Guided walking tours, local drink and dining specialties to try, things to do, and places to eat, drink, and shop by area. + Area maps marked with sights. + Detailed city maps include street finder indexes for easy navigation. + Insights into history and culture to help you understand the stories behind the sights. + Hotel and restaurant listings highlight DK Choice special recommendations. With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that illuminate every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Portugal truly shows you this country as no one else can.
Category: Travel