Konosuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World!, Vol. 4 (Manga)
By Natsume Akatsuki, Masahito Watari
The King's City
By Don Jordan
'The cruelty and magnificence of Restoration London provides endless fascination . . . there's much to delight in this volume' The TimesDuring the reign of Charles II, London was a city in flux. After years of civil war and political turmoil, England's capital became the centre for major advances in the sciences, the theatre, architecture, trade and ship-building that paved the way for the creation of the British Empire.At the heart of this activity was the King, whose return to power from exile in 1660 lit the fuse for an explosion in activity in all spheres of city life. London flourished, its wealth, vibrancy and success due to many figures famous today including Christopher Wren, Samuel Pepys and John Dryden - and others whom history has overlooked until now.Throughout the quarter-century Charles was on the throne, London suffered several serious reverses: the plague in 1665 and the Great Fire in 1666, and severe defeat in the Second Anglo-Dutch War, which brought about notable economic decline. But thanks to the genius and resilience of the people of London, and the occasionally wavering stewardship of the King, the city rose from the ashes to become the economic capital of Europe.The King's City tells the gripping story of a city that defined a nation and birthed modern Britain - and how the vision of great individuals helped to build the richly diverse place we know today.
Kiniro Mosaic, Vol. 3
By Yui Hara
Alice, Shinobu, and the rest of the girls are now second-year high school students! Can they get along with their new homeroom teacher, the serious Akari Kusehashi? The hijinks of intercultural exchange between Japan and England continue!
The Killing Connection
By T.F. Muir
How well do you know the man you love? A woman's body is washed up on the rocks by the castle ruins in St Andrews with evidence of strangulation, and no ID. Two days into the case, a call from another woman claiming to be the victim's friend could be DCI Andy Gilchrist's first solid lead. But when she fails to turn up for an interview, Gilchrist fears the worst. The next day, they find her battered body. Gilchrist's focus centres on his prime suspect, a local handyman with a reputation of being a ladies' man, who seems to have no history beyond three years, the length of time he's been living in the East Neuk. But before Gilchrist can bring him in for questioning, he vanishes. Would you trust the man you love with your life? If you do, he might just take it. Praise for T.F. Muir:'Rebus did it for Edinburgh. Laidlaw did it for Glasgow. Gilchrist might just be the bloke to put St Andrews on the crime fiction map' Daily Record'A bright new recruit to the swelling army of Scots crime writers' Quintin Jardin'Gripping and grisly, with plenty of twists and turns that race along with black humour' Craig Robertson'Gilchrist is intriguing, bleak and vulnerable... if I were living in St Andrews I'd sleep with the lights on' Anna Smith
By Nina Bawden, Alan Marks
'The hay stirred. There was a small nibbling sound. A furry head poked out. I saw its dark, beady eyes, its sharp, pointed ears ... his eyes seemed alert and inquisitive, as if he were as interested in us as we were in him'Henry is only three inches long when naughty Charlie catapults him out of his nest - a poor baby red squirrel, all ragged and skinny. He is too young to survive being released into the wild, but can a squirrel be a pet?Henry's new human family has also had to adapt to a different way of life. Evacuated from London during the Blitz, to a farm in Wales, they were upturned from their old life just as Henry was 'tipped out' of his nest. Can this mischievous little creature, who makes nests out of their clothes and runs up the children like they are trees, help them to settle into their new life?A collection that will be coveted by children and adults alike, this list is the best in children's literature, curated by Virago. These are timeless tales with beautiful covers, that will be treasured and shared across the generations. Some titles you will already know; some will be new to you, but there are stories for everyone to love, whatever your age. Our list includes Nina Bawden (Carrie's War, The Peppermint Pig), Rumer Godden (The Dark Horse, An Episode of Sparrows), Joan Aiken (The Serial Garden, The Gift Giving) E. Nesbit (The Psammead Trilogy, The Bastable Trilogy, The Railway Children), L. M. Montgomery (The Anne of Green Gables series) and Susan Coolidge (The What Katy Did Trilogy). Discover Virago Children's Classics.
Knock About with the Fitzgerald-Trouts
By Esta Spalding
The Fitzgerald-Trouts have a bit of luck at a summer carnival and it looks like they may at last have a place to call home. But as the siblings know, grown-ups ruin everything, and sure enough, Johnny Trout is back on the scene with a plot so sinister, the whole island is at risk. The siblings will have to use their wits, and rely on each other to save their home. Award-winning poet and screenwriter Esta Spalding's debut middle grade series transports readers to a marvelous place where children fend for themselves, and adults only get in the way. This extraordinary world is brought to vibrant life by Sydney Smith, the award-winning artist behind Sidewalk Flowers.
Kirk and Anne
By Kirk Douglas, Anne Douglas
Kirk and Anne: Letters of Love, Laughter, and a Lifetime in Hollywood is the story of film legend and charismatic centenarian Kirk Douglas and his wife of sixty-two years, Anne Buydens. The lessons of a life well-lived and untold stories of their enduring love unfold through the couple's own candid commentary and a treasure trove of priceless letters from their personal archives. Painstakingly maintained by Anne over the course of more than six decades and never before made public, the correspondence includes candid details of their (often turbulent) courtship and marriage, set against the backdrop of Kirk's screen triumphs in films ranging from Lust For Life to Paths of Glory and Spartacus.Through the letters themselves and Kirk and Anne's words, never-before-told stories emerge about the legendary stars they knew so well: Lauren Bacall, Frank Sinatra, Burt Lancaster, Marlene Dietrich, Gregory Peck, Cole Porter, John Wayne, Tony Curtis, and son Michael Douglas; fascinating first-hand accounts of Hollywood film sets and dinner parties; exotic tales of travel to over forty countries as goodwill ambassadors. There are personal stories of presidents and first ladies (JFK and Jackie, LBJ and Lady Bird, Jimmy and Rosalyn Carter, Bill and Hillary Clinton and, "Ronnie" and Nancy Reagan), and powerful memories of both joy and sadness (Kirk's near-fatal helicopter crash, his astonishing recovery from a debilitating stroke, the tragic death of their youngest son). Complemented by dozens of previously unpublished photos, Kirk and Anne candidly details the adventurous, oftentimes comic, and poignant reality behind the glamour of a Hollywood life, as only a couple of sixty-two years (and counting) could tell it.
Karneval, Vol. 7
By Touya Mikanagi
At Yanari's party, Nai and the crew deepen their friendships and experience the warmth that comes of supporting and encouraging one another. Upon their return to the 2nd Ship, Gareki is summoned to meet with a stranger, who has come aboard disguised as a tree...?!But back at Chronomé Academy, Kafka launches an attack, sending a swarm of Varuga to lay siege to the prestigious school. And when Tsubame attempts to protect her friends...she ends up a hostage herself! With Gareki back on board the 2nd Ship, who will come to her rescue?!
Kiss and White Lily for My Dearest Girl, Vol. 2
In the same grade as Shiramine and Kurosawa, the two girls Uehara and Kusakabe are in a pinch! Their beloved upperclassman's graduation comes ever closer and they can't seem to sort out their feelings. At a time like this, their junior shows up, somehow making all these relationships even more complicated!
Knowing the Score
By David Papineau
'A tour de force that provides fresh insight not only into the nature of sport, but cooperation, the mind, altruism, teamwork, leadership, tribalism and ritualism. It's a book that every sports fan should read, and every sports writer should absorb' Matthew Syed'David Papineau's book is an important contribution to our thinking about sports, society, psychology, and moral philosophy. But it is also much more than that. Gripping from start to finish, it is a terrific read full of humour and good sense. You don't even have to like sports to enjoy it' Ian BurumaWhy do sports competitors choke? How can Roger Federer select which shot to play in 400 milliseconds? Should foreign-born footballers be eligible to play for England? Why do opposing professional cyclists help each other? Why do American and European golfers hate each other? Why does test cricket run in families? Why is punching tolerated in rugby but not in soccer?These may not look like philosophical questions, but David Papineau shows that under the surface they all raise long-standing philosophical issues. To get to the bottom of these and other sporting puzzles, we need help from metaphysics or ethics, or from the philosophy of mind or political philosophy, as well as numerous other philosophical disciplines. Knowing the Score will be an entertaining, fact-filled and erudite book that ranges far and wide through the sporting world. As a prominent philosopher who is also an enthusiastic amateur sportsman and omnivorous sports fan, David Papineau is uniquely well-placed to show how philosophy can illuminate sporting issues. By bringing his philosophical expertise to bear, he will add a new dimension to the way we think about sport.
Konosuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World!, Vol. 2 (Novel)
By Natsume Akatsuki, Kurone Mishima
For the first time since being summoned to another world, Kazuma faces his very first winter. Genuinely living in a stable during winter is too miserable to bear. Securing a better quality of life is now the top priority. Soon, he's visited by a chance he never even thought to ask for when he comes upon a request to exorcise some evil spirits haunting a mansion. While she's normally a no-good goddess, Aqua actually seems to be an expert on exorcism so Kazuma replies immediately that he will take on this quest and rare opportunity but what's actually in store for them at this creepy estate...?!
Konosuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World!, Vol. 3 (Manga)
By Natsume Akatsuki, Masahito Watari
Aqua, her fellow divine misfits, and Kazuma are trying to find a safe place to endure the coming winter, which promises to be harsh and unforgiving! Along the way, however, the group gets caught up in a bit of ghost busting! Will they answer the call?
By Caleb Carr
'An extraordinary novel' ObserverIt is the greatest truth of our age: information is not knowledge.Manhattan, September 13, 2023. Vera Price's husband has been murdered, and she wants criminal psychologist Dr Gideon Wolfe to investigate. On a disk she gives Gideon is the information that almost certainly cost her husband his life. For America is still in shock after the murder of its President, and the disk suggests the wrong man has been convicted.The world is drowning in information. And in a sea of unregulated and unverifiable facts, the truth is harder and harder to find. And as Gideon discovers, although there are those who want to put an end to this, their actions have dangerous consequences, not just for him, but for the whole world, for time itself. . . From the massively bestselling author of The Alienist - soon to be a major TV show - comes the most ambitious thriller of our time.
The Kim Kardashian Principle
By Jeetendr Sehdev
THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERHow do social media stars generate such obsession - even more than the Hollywood A-list? And what can they teach us about making our own ideas, products and services break through? The world's leading authority on celebrity branding, Jeetendr Sehdev, tackles these questions head on. Sehdev shows why successful images today - the most famous being Kim Kardashian - are not photoshopped to perfection, but flawed, vulnerable, and in-your-face. This total transparency generates a level of authenticity with audiences that traditional marketing tactics just can't touch. The Kim Kardashian Principle reveals the people, products and brands that do it best - from YouTube sensations like Pew Die Pie to taxi-hailing app Uber - and proves why the old strategies aren't working. After all, in a world where a big booty can break the internet, self-obsession is a must-have. No posturing, no apologies, and no shying away from the spotlight.The Kim Kardashian Principle is a fresh, provocative and eye-opening guide to understanding why only the boldest and baddest ideas will survive - and how to make sure yours is one of them.
Kiniro Mosaic, Vol. 2
By Yui Hara
While Alice and Karen have quickly gotten used to life in Japan thanks to the help of their friends, plenty of new experiences still await them--their first school festival, summer vacation, an unforgettable Japanese-style(?) Christmas party, and more! The girls are having the time of their lives in this comedy of cultural exchange, and with any luck, they might even remember to study for their exams too!
Kiss and White Lily for My Dearest Girl, Vol. 1
Two girls, a new school, and the beginning of a beautiful friendship.In middle school, Ayaka Shiramine was the perfect student: hard-working, with excellent grades and a great personality to match. As Ayaka enters high school she expects to still be on top, but one thing she didn't account for is her new classmate, the lazy yet genuine genius Yurine Kurosawa. What's in store for Ayaka and Yurine as they go through high school...together?
Kings of the Wyld
By Nicholas Eames
'An outstanding debut which will make you laugh and cry and hold your breath. This is a book that has it all' - K. J. ParkerClay Cooper and his band were once the best of the best - the meanest, dirtiest, most feared and admired crew of mercenaries this side of the Heartwyld. But their glory days are long past; the mercs have grown apart and grown old, fat, drunk - or a combination of the three. Then a former bandmate turns up at Clay's door with a plea for help: his daughter Rose is trapped in a city besieged by an enemy horde one hundred thousand strong and hungry for blood. Rescuing Rose is the kind of impossible mission that only the very brave or the very stupid would sign up for. It's time to get the band back together for one last tour across the Wyld.'A fantastic read, a rollicking, page-turning, edge-of-your-seat road-trip of a book' - John Gwynne
Konosuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World!, Vol. 1 (Novel)
By Natsume Akatsuki, Kurone Mishima
Game loving shut-in Kazuma Sato's life as a young schoolboy in Japan abruptly comes to an early end...or at least it was supposed to. When he opens his eyes, though, he sees a beautiful goddess that offers him a once in an after-lifetime chance to be reborn in a parallel world. The catch is that the world is violent and threatened by a growing evil! Fortunately, he can choose any one thing to bring with him. So he chooses the goddess, Aqua! And so his adventure with his gorgeous companion begins - if he could just get enough money and food to survive, keep his goddess out of trouble, and avoid grabbing the attention of the Demon King's army!
Konosuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World!, Vol. 2 (Manga)
By Natsume Akatsuki, Masahito Watari
After being transported to another world, Kazuma is joined by his allies Aqua the goddess, Megumin the magician, and Darkness the crusader. As they conduct more missions to fulfill quests, like purifying a lake while fending off monstrous alligators, they also progress as adventurers, receiving rewards from successful outings and skilling up. But one fateful day, one of the Demon King's terrifying dullahan generals approaches their sleepy beginner city. And somehow, Megumin gets his attention straight away, or should we say, earns his wrath... What are they going to do?!
By Linda Fairstein
New York City is one of the fashion capitals of the world, well-known for its glamour and style. Yet high fashion means high stakes, as Alex Cooper quickly discovers when businessman and designer Wolf Savage is found dead in an apparent suicide, days before the biggest show of his career. When Savage's daughter insists his death was murder, the case becomes more than a media sensation. With her own job at the DA's Office in jeopardy, and spiralling into a reliance on alcohol, Alex is not anyone's first choice for help. But she is determined to uncover the grime - and the possible homicide - beneath the glitz. Soon she and police detectives Mike Chapman and Mercer Wallace are investigating the family secrets Savage kept so well hidden, even from those closest to him - just as things are about to get deadly on the catwalk.