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  • W. B. Yeats: Everyman Poetry

    By W.B. Yeats
    Authors:
    W.B. Yeats
    Ireland's greatest and most influential poet: Yeats's poems express both powerful personal feelings and something of the whole human dilemma of the 20th century.
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    Wainwright

    By Hunter Davies
    Authors:
    Hunter Davies
    The classic biography of Alfred Wainwright.Alfred Wainwright's unique hand-drawn and hand-written PICTORIAL GUIDES TO THE LAKELAND FELLS have been an inspiration to walkers for over forty years. Yet despite many bestselling books and three television series, Wainwright remained an intensely private person. With full access to Alfred Wainwright's private letters and unpublished material, Hunter Davies reveals a man more passionate, witty and generous than readers of his guides have come to expect. His biography throws a new and surprising light on a man who has been an enigmatic and misunderstood person.
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  • Wait for Signs

    By Craig Johnson
    Authors:
    Craig Johnson
    'The characters talk straight from the hip and the Wyoming landscape is its own kind of eloquence' New York TimesCraig Johnson's first short story, 'Old Indian Trick', featured one of the earliest appearances of Sheriff Walt Longmire. Each Christmas Eve thereafter, Craig Johnson has sent out a new short story featuring an episode in Walt's life that doesn't appear in the novels. Here are those beloved stories - and one new story, 'Petunia, Bandit Queen of the Bighorns' - collected for the first time in a single volume. With glimpses of Walt's past from the incident in 'Ministerial Aide', when the sheriff is mistaken for a deity, to the hilarious 'Messenger', where the majority of the action takes place in a Port-A-Potty, Wait for Signs is a wonderful way to be introduced to the fictional world of Absaroka County, Wyoming.
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    Waiting In The Wings

    By Donna Hay
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    Donna Hay
    Is true love waiting in the wings for Annie? A fresh, funny and romantic novel with a terrifically engaging heroine.Actress Annie Mitchell is devastated. Her husband Max has run off with her best friend, leaving her with a stack of unpaid bills and the self-esteem of the last sandwich in a railway buffet. But salvation is on the horizon care of her agent, Julia, who has a tall, dark and disconcertingly sexy surprise up her sleeve. Protesting madly, Annie finds herself bound for Yorkshire and a starring role in rep'. The only problem being that Much Ado About Nothing has nothing on events at the Phoenix Theatre. Not only is Annie forced to work with Nick Ryan, Julia's surprise and the man Annie ditched for Max, but something or someone is determined to see the Phoenix reduced to ashes...
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    Waiting For Monsieur Bellivier

    By Britta Rostlund, Rosie Jones
    Authors:
    Britta Rostlund
    Read by:
    Rosie Jones
    'Are you waiting for Monsieur Bellivier, madame?'Helena Folasadu should of course say no. She doesn't know the man talking to her, she doesn't know Monsieur Bellivier, and she certainly isn't waiting for him. But, bored of life, and sparked by a whim, she says yes. The go-between leads her to a deserted floor in an office building and offers her a large sum of money to sit at a computer and forward emails to Monsieur Bellivier. The emails turn out to be in code, and the bouquets Helena is handed every evening entangle her in an even greater mystery.Mancebo, a Tunisian shopkeeper, lives a quiet and ordered life, manning his grocery on a street leading to the Sacré-Cour. But one day he is approached by a woman asking whether he will spy on her boyfriend, who lives in the apartment across the street. To his surprise, Mancebo agrees. As he begins to focus on the man, his own life comes into focus, and he starts to suspect that his wife and cousin are leading secret lives.Helena and Mancebo don't know it yet - they haven't even met - but their missions will overlap in the most surprising ways. And, as they do, we will realise that the City of Light harbours secrets in its cafés and courtyards - more secrets than its inhabitants and visitors could possibly suspect...Read by Rosie Jones(p) 2017 Orion Publishing Group
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    Waiting for the Albino Dunnock

    By Rosamond Richardson
    Authors:
    Rosamond Richardson
    'A beautiful book' Tim Birkhead, author of BIRD SENSE'A glorious, beautifully written pilgrimage into the soaring world of birds' Bel Mooney, DAILY MAILWritten by a beginner-birdwatcher with the freshness and passion of a convert, WAITING FOR THE ALBINO DUNNOCK explores the world of birds through the seasons of a single year. It describes encounters with particular birds in the landscapes of East Anglia where the author is rooted. Occasional journeys farther afield take the reader to truly wild places in the Outer Hebrides and Eastern Europe. Yet the ordinary experience of birdwatching is also far more than just that. The beauty of birds has the power to change lives, as it did the author's, and as in the case of the all-but-legendary snow leopard, it is more about the search than the result.Personal and elegiac in tone, the writing is an unusual combination of prose poems based on the actual experience of seeing a specific bird for the first time, woven with elements of science and wisdom traditions, ornithology (and its punning counterpart ornitheology), mythology and philosophy, taxonomy and history, literature and folklore, conveying the wider picture of what it means to be human in relationship to nature. WAITING FOR THE ALBINO DUNNOCK explores the degree to which wildness is embedded in the human psyche and how beauty is central to our mental and emotional wellbeing, while highlighting the careless damage we are inflicting on the natural world.
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    Wake

    By Robert J. Sawyer
    Authors:
    Robert J. Sawyer
    Caitlin Decter is young, pretty, feisty, a mathematics genius - and blind. Still, she can surf the net with the best of them, following its complex paths clearly in her mind. But Caitlin's brain long ago co-opted her primary visual cortex to help her navigate online. So when she receives an implant to restore her sight, instead of seeing reality, the landscape of the World Wide Web explodes into her consciousness, spreading out all around her in a riot of colors and shapes.While exploring this amazing realm, she discovers something - some other - lurking in the background. And it's getting more and more intelligent with each passing day. The first of a spellbinding future history trilogy that charts what will happen when the world's first first, and superior, artificial-intelligence is born in the web.
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    Wake Up and Change Your Life

    By Duncan Bannatyne, David Rintoul
    Authors:
    Duncan Bannatyne
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    David Rintoul
    As Duncan Bannatyne reached thirty, he was still living the life of a beach bum in Jersey. Fearing that he was about to become the oldest swinger in town, and anxious to settle down with his partner, he realised that what he needed to do was become a millionaire. Five years later he was.In this inspirational yet hugely practical book, Duncan Bannatyne shows how anyone can assess where they are in their lives and start to do something to improve things by understanding what their strengths are. He then shows how to change your life and set yourself on a more successful path. Finally, he reveals his key tips for how to put together a great pitch that could take you into the Dragons' Den, or even past your bank manager, to get the support you need to make your dreams come true. Throughout it all, he gives fascinating insights from his own career that prove how his ideas have worked for him, and could work for anyone else willing to learn from him.(p) 2008 Orion Publishing Group
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  • Waking Hell

    By Al Robertson
    Authors:
    Al Robertson
    Return to the world of Station in the sequel to the acclaimed Crashing Heaven.Leila Fenech is dead. And so is her brother Dieter. But what's really pissing her off is how he sold his afterlife as part of an insurance scam and left her to pick up the pieces. She wants him back so she can kick his backside from here to the Kuiper Belt. Station is humanity's last outpost. But this battle-scarred asteroid isn't just for the living. It's also where the dead live on as fetches: digital memories and scraps of personality gathered together and given life. Of a sort. Leila won't stop searching Station until she's found her brother's fetch - but the sinister Pressure Men are stalking her every move. Clearly Dieter's got himself mixed up in something a whole lot darker than just some scam. Digging deeper, Leila discovers there's far more than her brother's afterlife at stake. Could it be that humanity's last outpost is on the brink of disaster? Is it too late for even the dead to save it?Waking Hell is a sequel to Crashing Heaven, the novel that announced the arrival of this exciting new talent.
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    A Walk Among The Tombstones

    By Lawrence Block
    Authors:
    Lawrence Block
    A brilliant, fast-paced thriller. Adapted for major Hollywood release, starring Liam Neeson, Dan Stevens and Ruth Wilson.Big-time dope dealer Kenan Khoury is a wealthy man. One fine spring morning his wife Francine is kidnapped and a ransom is demanded. Kenan pays and his wife is duly returned to him-in - small pieces in the boot of an abandoned car. PI Matt Scudder is left to speculate on the motives of a very unusual kidnapper. And soon he is on the trail of a pair of ruthlessly sadistic psychopaths whose cruel games have only just begun...Soon to be a major Hollywood movie, starring Liam Neeson, Dan Stevens and Ruth Wilson.
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    Walk Through Tomorrow

    By Karl Zeigfreid, Lionel Fanthorpe, Patricia Fanthorpe
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    Karl Zeigfreid, Lionel Fanthorpe, Patricia Fanthorpe
    Rudolf Mallory was one of the many pathetic pieces of human flotsam on the tide of the 20th-century neurosis. He was a man who had reached the end of his rope, death seemed pleasant by comparison... He tried to take the easy way out, but something went wrong. Unknown to Mallory other men had problems too. Separated by vast distances of time and space, Rumal, citizen of an advanced humanoid society, with a strangely different technology had also decided to end it all...Time and Space are almost perfect but rare warps and blemishes do exist in the continuum. They can produce peculiar events.The Englishman from 1963 suddenly found himself on the other side of the galaxy. Rumal found himself in England. They had been unable to solve their own problems - could they solve each other's?
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    The Walking Bread

    By Rick Grains
    Authors:
    Rick Grains
    From the creators of BAKING BAD and GAME OF SCONES comes the ghoulishly funny spoof cookbook THE WALKING BREAD, inspired by the hit television series that viewers have been hungrily devouring for the past five years. Fans of the show will be dying to get their hands, and jaws, on this new pun-tastic, post-apocalyptic instalment that features edible recipes inspired by key moments on the show, such as Carol's Tough Nut Cookies and Rick's Ribs. Don your apron (and your eye patch) and prepare for the very best of dystopian cooking.
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    Wall of Serpents

    By L. Sprague deCamp, Fletcher Pratt
    Authors:
    L. Sprague deCamp, Fletcher Pratt
    The Mathematics of Magic was probably the greatest discovery of the ages - at least Professor Harold Shea thought so. With the proper equations, he could instantly transport himself back in time to all the wondrous lands of ancient legend.But slips in time were a hazard, and Shea's magic did not always work - at least, not quite as he expected . . .The Wall of Serpents is the third in L. Sprague de Camp and Fletcher Pratt's much-loved Compleat Enchanter series.
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    The Wall

    By E.C. Tubb
    Authors:
    E.C. Tubb
    Kerron and his business associates, Chang and Forrest, were three of the richest men on Earth. Now old and approaching the end of their days, they were desperate to prolong their lives. And there was one man who seemed to possess the secret of immortality-the mysterious Brett, a tall adventurer who had apparently lived for centuries. So the three men paid a fortune to the one man they believed could help them, But Brett had a dark secret, and he in turn made a bargain with them, They had to accompany him on the strangest and most dangerous journey ever undertaken - to the very centre of the Galaxy - beyond the Wall!
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    The Wallet of Kai Lung

    By Ernest Bramah
    Authors:
    Ernest Bramah
    This is a collection of Kai Lung's entertaining tales, told professionally in the market places as he travelled about - sometimes to occupy and divert the minds of his enemies when they were intent on torturing him.
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    The Walmington-on-Sea Home Guard Training Manual

    By George Mainwaring
    Authors:
    George Mainwaring
    A facsimile of the Walmington-on-Sea Home Guard Training Manual recently discovered in the attic of a house in the town. Found in a trunk amongst a pile of HOTSPUR comics, it belonged to Private Pike and features his handwritten marginal notes on the text plus his personal jottings on matters of rather less importance than the defence of the realm, such as films he has seen, girls he has dated and the progress of Aston Villa FC. The book bears the official crest and stamp of the Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment, to which the platoon belongs. Although aged and covered with stains, boot prints, tears and scorch marks, it is in a reasonable condition for facsimile printing. The manual is Capt Mainwaring's attempt to ready the platoon to face (and recognize) the enemy in the coming invasion of Britain.
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    Walter Ralegh: Everyman Poetry

    By Walter Ralegh
    Authors:
    Walter Ralegh
    A selection of Sir Walter Ralegh's poetry, edited by Martin Dodsworth
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    The Wanderer

    By Fritz Leiber
    Authors:
    Fritz Leiber
    All eyes were watching the eclipse of the Moon when the Wanderer came. Only a few scientists had even suspected its presence, and then, suddenly, it was there, dwarfing and threatening the Moon and wreaking havoc with Earth's tides and weather. The huge, garishly coloured artificial world has only stopped in the Solar system to refuel but its mere presence is a catastrophe for the inhabitants of Earth, who all struggle in their different ways to survive the climatic chaos it unleashes. A brilliant description of the of the days of chaos as total destruction threatens the Earth.Winner of the Hugo Award for best novel, 1965
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    Wanderer of Space

    By John Russell Fearn, Vargo Statten
    Authors:
    John Russell Fearn, Vargo Statten
    John Russell Fearn writing as Vargo Statten. An SF variant of Alexandre Dumas's The Man in the Iron Mask.
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    Wandl the Invader

    By Ray Cummings
    Authors:
    Ray Cummings
    There were nine major planets in the Solar System, and it was within their boundaries that man first set up interplanetary commerce and began trading with the ancient Martian civilization. And then they discovered a tenth planet - a maverick!This tenth world, if it had an orbit, had a strange one, for it was heading inwards from interstellar space, heading close to the Earth-Mars spaceways, upsetting astronautic calculations and raising turmoil on the two inhabited worlds.But even so none suspected then just how much trouble this new world would make. For it was WANDL THE INVADER and it was no barren planetoid. It was a manned world, manned by minds and monsters and travelling into our system with a purpose beyond that of astronomical accident!
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