By Elmore Leonard
From the bestselling author of GET SHORTY and JACKIE BROWN a thriller spiced with blackmail and revenge.Detroit businessman Harry Mitchell is a self-made man, happily married for over twenty-two years and a pillar of the community. But then he slips - he meets a young 'model' and begins an affair. One night he arrives at his girlfriend's apartment and finds more than he bargained for. Two masked men have caught his misdemeanours on camera and now they want a cool hundred grand. But they've picked the wrong man, because Harry Mitchell doesn't get mad - he gets even.
1916: The Easter Rising
By Tim Pat Coogan
An account of the events, personalities and repercussions of the Irish rebellionThe Easter Rising began at 12 noon, 24 April, 1916 and lasted for six short but bloody days, resulting in the deaths of innocent civilians, the destruction of many parts of Dublin, and the true beginning of Irish independence.The 1916 Rising was born out of the Conservative and Unionist parties' illegal defiance of the democratically expressed wish of the Irish electorate for Home Rule; and of confusion, mishap and disorganisation, compounded by a split within the Volunteer leadership.Tim Pat Coogan introduces the major players, themes and outcomes of a drama that would profoundly affect twentieth-century Irish history. Not only is this the story of a turning point in Ireland's struggle for freedom, but also a testament to the men and women of courage and conviction who were prepared to give their lives for what they believed was right.
100 Winning Duplicate Tips
By Ron Klinger
Many competent players are frustrated by an apparent inability to score well at duplicate pairs. No matter how hard they try, the secret of success seems to lie forever beyond reach. The truth is that playing good bridge is not enough to win at pairs. The regular winners are those who have learned to adapt their strategy to take account of the vagaries of match-point scoring. A small shift in emphasis can make a big difference to results.In this book Australian expert Ron Klinger shows you how to do it. There are five sections covering constructive bidding, competitive bidding, opening leads, declarer play and defence, and they are full of well-chosen example hands and sound advice. Put these tips into practice and your results are sure to improve.
1939: The Last Season
By Anne de Courcy
A wonderful portrait of British upper-class life in the Season of 1939 - the last before the Second World War.The Season of 1939 brought all those 'in Society' to London. The young debutante daughters of the upper classes were presented to the King and Queen to mark their acceptance into the new adult world of their parents. They sparkled their way through a succession of balls and parties and sporting events.The Season brought together influential people not only from Society but also from Government at the various events of the social calendar. Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain chaperoned his debutante niece to weekend house parties; Lord Halifax, the Foreign Secretary, lunched with the Headmaster of Eton; Cabinet Ministers encountered foreign Ambassadors at balls in the houses of the great hostesses. As the hot summer drew on, the newspapers filled with ever more ominous reports of the relentless progress towards war. There was nothing to do but wait - and dance. The last season of peace was nearly over.
100 Winning Bridge Tips
By Ron Klinger
This latest edition of an outstanding book contains some new tips which reflect the changes in the game since the original publication in 1987. Learning from bitter experience at the bridge table is a slow, painful and often costly business. The 100 winning tips are designed to cover specific situations in bidding, play and defence - the sort of problems that arise over and over again in everyday play, providing a painless substitute for experience.
20 Great Conventions Flipper
By Ron Klinger
Contains those conventions that have proved themselves viable and some that are new but which can significantly improve your competitive resultsConventions come, conventions go. Those that are worth playing remain, others wither and die. This flipper contains those conventions that have proved themselves viable and some that are new but which can significantly improve your competitive results. Even if you do not play them all, you will want to know what your competitors are doing.
By Susan Ure
Every one of the dozens of fresh and fabulous ideas here can be implemented in a flash...with great results. Beguiling colour photos exhibit novel notions for displaying containers and textiles; adorning the walls and windows; bringing Mother Nature into the home; setting up warm and wonderful lighting effects; and adding a host of other minor details. Fill an urn with feathers, not flowers; use colourful sachet bags (in a fluted bowl) as decorative elements; drape vintage scarves over furniture and layer doilies of various sizes over a table top; tie back curtains with tassels; and sponge metallic paint on to a wall trim. Great, easy concepts so you will have more time to enjoy the beauty and splendour of your home.
10-Minute Scrapbook Pages
By Raquel Boehme
Celebrate family fun, special occasions, holidays and ¿no season, no reason¿ subjects by displaying pictures of dance recitals, island cruises, trick-or-treating, and much more in fabulous ways.
555 Little Sayings in Cross-Stitch
By Marie Barber
555 patterns that will touch your heart as they enhance your work. Celebrate friendship, home and family, love, simple pleasures, spirituality, the holidays, and more, with sentiments such as "It is by believing in roses that one brings them to bloom", "Mother knows best", "No whining or complaining allowed".
100 Cunning Crosswords
By Thomas Joseph
What makes a crossword cunning? The 100 puzzles in this collection easily answer that question. First, they use real words ¿ not those such as ¿anoa¿ and ¿oca¿, that seem to only exist in crossword puzzle dictionaries. The clues are hard enough to test your crossword savvy, but not so difficult that you are screaming in frustration. So sharpen your pencil- and your mind - and attack these skillfully made, entertaining brain-teasing puzzles.
365 Mind-Challenging Cryptograms
By Trip Payne
They¿re simply too much fun! What makes these special is that all these quotations come from a celebrity who celebrated a birthday on that particular day. (So you¿ll probably jump right to the one who shares yours.) If you¿ve never sold a cryptogram ¿ sentences in code where each letter stands for another ¿ you¿ll get directions and hints at the start. Here¿s one from someone born on March 14th:EWKS GQE GUFWAX CHY FWJFWFGY, GUY PWFRYHXY CWZ UPDCW XGPOFZFGS, CWZ F¿D WEG XPHY CMEPG GUY JEHDYH. ¿ CKMYHG YFWXGYFWAnswer ¿ ¿Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I¿m not sure about the former.¿ ¿ Albert Einstein (14/03/1879)
100 Challenging Crosswords
By Thomas Joseph
These 100 crosswords, which are syndicated across America, don¿t have any impossible clues. Each puzzle has a pair of related answers which differ only in one letter. This is a perfect companion for a trip, when you have to spend time waiting, or if you need to unwind.
101 Cryptic Crosswords
These puzzles ¿ taken from the celebrated pages of The New Yorker magazine ¿ offer more challenges per ¿empty square¿ than the average crossword! Every cryptic has a twist, a little something extra, a double-dose of difficulty. That¿s because the clues all have two parts: a definition half and a wordplay half, with anagrams, reversals, containers, and lots of other word games built in. For example, here¿s a clue: ¿Reportedly lost in fog. (4 letters).¿ Got it? It¿s ¿mist¿ ¿ a homonym for ¿missed¿ and also a synonym for ¿fog¿. An introduction enlightens you on all the intricacies of solving cryptic crosswords, and of course the solutions appear at the end with tricks behind the clues explained. It may take a little practice to get the hang of these, but once you do, you¿ll be hooked for good!
515 Scrapbooking Ideas
By Vanessa-Ann Collection
Some of the projects have a delightful sense of fun ¿ such as a layout showing several pictures of a child¿s face superimposed on a bee¿s body with the line It¿s Great to ¿Bee¿ Me ¿ in the centre. Other designs possess a timeless and elegant style, such as treasured family photographs mounted on beautifully textured papers, set in classic frames and labelled with lovely script. Ideas for every special occasion appear - a new birth, recital, family trip, holidays, and more¿ So, if your die-cuts could use more pizzazz, if you need help displaying multiple photos, or if you have a special theme that could use a little extra space, look no further for entertaining and inspiring solutions!
336 Ten Minute Quilt Blocks
By Holly L. Schmidt
336 patterns, eight different simple techniques and a range of embellishment ideas to individualise your workSuitable for beginnersPlus a mini-gallery of project ideas
155 Smocking Designs
By Theresa Santoso
Whether you are an experienced smocker or have just discovered the delights of embroidering onto pleated fabricStep-by-step instructions, detailed diagrams, clear colour photos and helpful tipsDesigns for those who are complete beginners, as well as those with intermediate and advanced ability
50 More Winning Bridge Tips
By Ron Klinger
Ron Klinger's 100 Winning Bridge Tips is one of the most widely regarded of his many outstanding bridge books and was described by Alan Truscott, an all-time great bridge name, as being 'crammed with nuggets of advice not available in other books'. This exciting selection of tips is aimed at players who wish to improve further, and has all the stimulating and exciting qualities of its celebrated predecessor.
100 Clever Crosswords
By Thomas Joseph
388 Great Hairstyles
By Margit Rudiger
500 Formulas For Aromatherapy