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The Crooked Sixpence

Author : Jennifer Bell
ISBN : 9781448194995
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Welcome to a world where nothing is quite as it seems . . . Dive head first into the world of Lundinor in this magical adventure story for anyone with a Hogwarts-shaped hole in their life. When their grandmother Sylvie is rushed to hospital, Ivy Sparrow and her annoying big brother Seb cannot imagine what adventure lies in store. Returning to Sylvie’s house, they find it has been ransacked by unknown intruders – before a mysterious feather scratches an ominous message onto the kitchen wall. A very strange policeman turns up on the scene, determined to apprehend them . . . with a toilet brush. Ivy and Seb make their escape – only to find themselves in a completely uncommon world, where ordinary objects have amazing powers. The forces of evil are closing in fast, and Ivy and Seb must get to the bottom of a family secret . . . before it’s too late. Complete with stunning interior illustrations by cover artist Karl Mountford.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Uncommoners 1 The Crooked Sixpence

Author : Jennifer Bell
ISBN : 9780553498455
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Anyone with a Hogwarts-shaped hole in their lives can’t miss this fantasy series opener. Dive into a secret underground city below London where ordinary objects are capable of extraordinary magic! "Part Tim Burton, part J.K. Rowling! A terrific debut." —Soman Chainani, New York Times Bestselling Author of the School for Good and Evil series Welcome to a world where nothing is quite as it seems… When their grandmother Sylvie is rushed to the hospital, Ivy Sparrow and her annoying big brother Seb cannot imagine what adventure lies in store. Soon their house is ransacked by unknown intruders, and a very strange policeman turns up on the scene, determined to apprehend them . . . with a toilet brush. Ivy and Seb make their escape only to find themselves in a completely uncommon world, a secret underground city called Lundinor where ordinary objects have amazing powers. There are belts that enable the wearer to fly, yo-yos that turn into weapons, buttons with healing properties, and other enchanted objects capable of very unusual feats. But the forces of evil are closing in fast, and when Ivy and Seb learn that their family is connected to one of the greatest uncommon treasures of all time, they must race to unearth the treasure and get to the bottom of a family secret . . . before it’s too late. Debut novelist Jennifer Bell delivers a world of wonder and whimsy in the start of a richly uncommon series. "An auspicious trilogy opener." -Kirkus Reviews From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

A Crooked Sixpence

Author : Murray Sayle
ISBN : 9781789120707
Genre : True Crime
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One of the most distinguished journalists to have taken the boat from Australia, MURRAY SAYLE had started work as a copy boy with the Bulletin while still at Sydney University, later becoming a reporter for the Sydney Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mirror. In 1952 he moved to London where he worked in Fleet Street until 1956. At that time he “decided it was time to do some serious thinking and light starving and get used to not having a job”. He went to Paris and wrote his first novel. A CROOKED SIXPENCE, first published in 1960, was the result. From 1960 to 1973 he was a war correspondent for The Times and the Sunday Times, covering Vietnam, the Middle East, Northern Ireland, India-Pakistan and Bolivia. His journalistic scoops included interviews with Che Guevara and with Kim Philby. Then he moved to the Far East, becoming Asian Editor of Newsweek before moving to Japan as a freelance. He returned to Australia in 2004.
Category: True Crime

To Find A Crooked Sixpence

Author : Terry White
ISBN : 9781787190900
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Marcus Moon and his company, CONDES, are back to take on another job - a lucrative port design project in the remote Indian Ocean. Typically, things don't go according to plan and they unwittingly become embroiled in a dodgy enterprise involving crooked MPs and greedy government officials. As ever, the Moon nose sniffs out the rotten apple in the form of Nobby Garside - MP for Mexborough East and deputy chairman of the Department for International Development's Aid Committee - who, along with his equally shifty cohorts in the Comorantes Islands' government, attempts a fraud scam worth millions. But Nobby hasn't reckoned on Moon's ingenuity and cunning when it comes to protecting CONDES' reputation and business interests. Another riotously funny episode of greed, sex, corruption and comeuppance in the world of the irrepressible Marcus Moon.
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The Smoking Hourglass

Author : Jennifer Bell
ISBN : 9781448195794
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Following Ivy Sparrow’s discoveries in The Crooked Sixpence, the adventures continue in the second instalment of The Uncommoners trilogy, The Smoking Hourglass. As soon as Ivy and her brother Seb set foot back in the mysterious underground city of Lundinor, they know that something has changed . . . Where before there were cobbled streets, now the squares and lanes between the city’s enchanted shops are lush with spring blooms – but something dark is stirring just below the surface, and uncommon traders are uneasy. Ivy and Seb have stumbled into a plot that could condemn every uncommoner to a disastrous fate . . . With the help of Valian, their extraordinary friend – and some exceptional uncommon objects – can Ivy and Seb put a stop to the sinister Dirge’s plans?
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Growing Up Crooked

Author : Wilbur Rees
ISBN : 9780741423047
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Although physically crooked and a social reject, he came out on top anyway. The story of the human spirit's triumph over the daunting obstacles of a deformed body and a dysfunctional family.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Frozen Telescope

Author : Jennifer Bell
ISBN : 9781448195800
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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After the thrilling events which concluded The Smoking Hourglass, Ivy, Seb and Valian think they've vanquished their enemies, and those of Lundinor, forever. It turns out their adventure was only just beginning . . . Ivy and Seb can't wait to join Valian for their first ever overseas uncommon adventure - they're meeting in Nubrook, the completely astonishing and totally-different-to-Ludinor trading market hidden underneath New York. But there's no time to enjoy looking round all the incredible sights - they're on a mission to find Valian's long-lost sister, Rosie. But it seems they're not the only ones looking for her. Once again the Dirge rear their terrifying heads, and it appears they're after not only Rosie, but another enormously powerful Great Uncommon Good object. But what do they want it for? And can Ivy, Seb and Valian stop them from finding it?
Category: Juvenile Fiction

A Children S Treasury Of Mother Goose

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ISBN : 1454914734
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Collects twenty nursery rhymes, including "Simple Simon," "Tweedle-dum and Tweedle-dee," "To market," and "The little girl with a curl."
Category: Juvenile Fiction

His Valet

Author : S.M. LaViolette
ISBN :
Genre : Fiction
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Stephen Chatham is everything Jo Leather ever wanted. Despite Stephen's tragic past, he's kind, brilliant, and the best employer Jo’s ever had. Falling for him was easy. Stopping him from discovering that Jo is actually Josephine—and keeping him from hating her when the truth inevitably comes out? That will be infinitely more difficult. Stephen doesn’t have much experience with love, but he’s known enough betrayal to last two lifetimes. Emotion doesn’t come easily to him. Neither does passion. But for reasons he can’t fathom, his valet—his very male valet—stirs both in him. Is he losing his mind—or is he falling in love with his servant? Caught between their desire and society’s expectations, can Jo and Stephen find their way to happily ever after? Or is the distance between their worlds—and hearts—simply too great to bridge? HIS VALET is an angsty, dark, standalone historical erotic romance novel featuring consensual BDSM and M/F, F/F, M/M/F, voyeurism, exhibitionism, explicit love scenes that will melt your kindle, and, YES, a happily ever after! This is EROTIC ROMANCE, not erotica. That means this book has a real story and lots of it. ***********************TRIGGER WARNING************************************************* Sexual abuse, incest
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Folk Lore And Legends English

Author : Charles John Tibbits
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The old English Folklore Tales are fast dying out. The simplicity of character necessary for the retaining of old memories and beliefs is being lost, more rapidly in England, perhaps, than in any other part of the world. Our folk are giving up the old myths for new ones. Before remorseless “progress,” and the struggle for existence, the poetry of life is being quickly blotted out. In editing this volume I have endeavoured to select some of the best specimens of our Folklore. With regard to the nursery tales, I have taken pains to give them as they are in the earliest editions I could find. I must say, however, that, while I have taken every care to alter only as much as was absolutely necessary in these tales, some excision and slight alteration has at times been required.
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The Gentleman S Magazine

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ISBN : UOM:39015027527129
Genre : Early English newspapers
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The "Gentleman's magazine" section is a digest of selections from the weekly press; the "(Trader's) monthly intelligencer" section consists of news (foreign and domestic), vital statistics, a register of the month's new publications, and a calendar of forthcoming trade fairs.
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The Uncommoners 3 The Deadly Omens

Author : Jennifer Bell
ISBN : 9780553498530
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Anyone with a Hogwarts-shaped hole in their lives can't miss the third book and final showdown in this fantasy series. Return to Lundinor, the underground city that holds the world's greatest treasures . . . and its biggest threats. "Part Tim Burton, part J. K. Rowling! A terrific series." --Soman Chainani, New York Times bestselling author of the School for Good and Evil series After years of searching, Ivy gets word that her best friend Valian's long-missing sister Rosie may be hidden in the uncommon trading city of Nubrook, located under the populated New York City. The kids reunite to scour Nubrook for any sign of Rosie, but the hunt leads to one of the last remaining Great Uncommon Good: the Sands of Change, an enchanted necklace that turns objects--and people--into their opposites. The ever-powerful Dirge guild is no doubt also on the hunt for the pendant, so Ivy and her friends are in a race against time to find Rosie and put an end to the Dirge once and for all! Don't miss the epic conclusion in the fight to save the uncommon world.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Shadows Of Doom

Author : Jennifer Bell
ISBN : 9780553498509
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Siblings Ivy and Seb Sparrow return to Lundinor with their friend Valian to thwart Selena Grimes, who, as the leader of the Dirge, plans to condemn the uncommoners to a disastrous fate.
Category: Juvenile Fiction