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  • The Wyrmling Horde

    By David Farland
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    David Farland
    The monstrous wyrmlings are growing in strength. These creatures have learnt to endow themselves with powers stolen from others, and their capacity for evil is still growing. The people of Mystarria were thrust into the land of the wyrmlings following the merging of two shadow realms, just some among many parallel lands, so now these creatures have millions of victims from which to draw power.The only one who can mend the broken lands - the talented flameweaver Fallion - has fallen into the hands of the wyrmling horde. Now Fallion's allies must prepare to breach the impenetrable wrymling fortress to rescue him. And unless they can prevent the wyrmlings from gathering more power, these creatures may bring all the shadow worlds under their control. It's not just worlds that are at stake, but eternities.
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    Wyoming Bride

    By Joan Johnston
    Authors:
    Joan Johnston
    Can secrets and second choices ever lead to love?After three months in a mail-order marriage, Hannah Wentworth McMurtry is a widow - pregnant, alone, and near death in the Wyoming wilderness. Though she is saved by a man with a face cut from stone, she still grieves the husband who died on their journey west. Hannah needs a husband, but does she dare marry another stranger?Flint Creed has also lost someone he loved - when the woman he hoped to marry chose his younger brother instead. Now he must find a ranch wife of his own. But every female in the remote Wyoming Territory is too old, too young, or already married . . . until he discovers Hannah on the prairie. Flint doesn't pretend to love her, but he doesn't tell her he loves another woman, either. Hannah doesn't pretend to love him, but she doesn't tell him about the child she carries. Though danger surrounds them on the Wyoming frontier, the greatest threats of all are the secrets within - revelations that could destroy the new life Hannah and Flint have begun to cherish.

    Wuthering Nights

    By Emily Bronte, I.J. Miller
    Authors:
    Emily Bronte, I.J. Miller
    A sensuous and erotic retelling of Wuthering Heights.

    Wrong Way Up The Slide

    By Jacqueline Jacques
    Authors:
    Jacqueline Jacques
    Susan Dalton is from a respectable chapel-going Geordie family. Jack Potter is a cockney-sparrow whose mother and sister are famous mediums. For this unlikely couple, thrown together in Newcastle by World War II, their love will not only be a struggle against class and religious prejudice, but also with the practicalities and compromises of everyday life.But at least Susan's Jack is down-to-earth and straight-as-a-die. Thank Heavens there's none of this spiritualist nonsense about her Jack . . .
  • The Wrong Stuff

    By Richard Sapir, Warren Murphy
    Authors:
    Richard Sapir, Warren Murphy
    A mechanical killer space spider goes on the rampage in Florida. This, however, is no simple angry arachnid robbing armored cars and supermarkets. It's the adopted new brainchild of the reality-challenged head of NASA and his elite cadre of Space Cadets.But not even Captain Kirk is aware of the nightmare that's been unleashed in the name of interplanetary exploration. An old enemy is back in action and, with a click and a whir, can morph from titanium spider into his ugly old android self. And with NASA and America's favorite horror writer in his steel-plated back pocket, he's got a leg - or eight - up on his true mission - destroy the Destroyer.This time, failure is not an option.Breathlessly action-packed and boasting a winning combination of thrills, humour and mysticism, the Destroyer is one of the bestselling series of all time.

    Written In The Stars

    By Sarah Ball
    Authors:
    Sarah Ball
    Fans of Sophie Kinsella, Alexandra Potter and Mhairi McFarlane will love this charming read from the bestselling author of Nine Months.Do you believe in fate?When Gemma Sinclair and her best friends were fourteen, they sealed up letters containing their hopes and dreams (along with a packet of Lovehearts and a picture of Jason Donovan) in a time capsule. Now thirteen years later, Gemma stumbles upon the unopened box and the uncanny predictions her old friend Miranda had made about their futures. She had predicted the restless Fay wouldn't find it easy to settle down, that beauty therapist Nikki would wear a white coat and that nursery teacher Gemma would be surrounded by children not her own. Gemma is inclined to dismiss this all as mere coincidence, especially as she has long since lost contact with Miranda. But when her commitment-phobic boyfriend, Adam, surprises her with a proposal, Gemma is both excited and alarmed. For though Gemma has always thought Adam was her Mr Right, Miranda had also warned her not to marry the first person who asked her . . .

    The Writings Of Marcel Duchamp

    By Elmer Peterson, Marcel Duchamp, Michel Sanouillet
    Authors:
    Elmer Peterson, Marcel Duchamp, Michel Sanouillet
    In the twenties, Surrealists proclaimed that words had stopped playing around and had begun to make love. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the writings of Marcel Duchamp, who fashioned some of the more joyous and ingenious couplings and uncouplings in modern art. This collection beings together two essential interviews and two statements about his art that underscore the serious side of Duchamp. But most of the book is made up of his experimental writings, which he called "Texticles," the long and extraordinary notes he wrote for The Bride Stripped Bare By Her Bachelors, Eben (also known as The Large Glass ), and the outrageous puns and alter-ego he constructed for his female self, Rrose Sélavy ("Eros, c'est la vie" or arouser la vie", drink it up" celebrate life"). Wacky, perverse, deliberately frustrating, these entertaining notes are basic for understanding one of the twentieth century's most provocative artists, a figure whose influence on the contemporary scene has never been stronger.

    The Writings Of A Savage

    By Paul Gauguin
    Authors:
    Paul Gauguin
    The life of Paul Gauguin (1848-1903), who abandoned his wife, five children, and a successful career as a stockbroker to paint in poverty in exotic Tahiti, is one of the legendary tales of the art world. Today he is recognized as a highly influential founding father of modern art, who emphasized the use of flat planes and bright, nonnaturalistic colour in conjunction with symbolic or primitive subjects. Familiarity with Gauguin the writer is essential for a complete understanding of the artist. The Writings of a Savage collects the very best of his letters, articles, books, and journals, many of which are unavailable elsewhere. In brilliantly lucid discussions of life and art Gauguin paints a triumphant self-portrait of a volcanic artist and the tormented man within.

    Writing Tools

    By Roy Peter Clark
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    Roy Peter Clark
    Tools Not Rules' says Roy Peter Clark, vice president and senior scholar at the Poynter Institute, the esteemed school for journalists and teachers of journalists. Clark believes that everyone can write well with the help of a handful of useful tools that he has developed over decades of writing and teaching. If you google 'Roy Peter Clark, Writing Tools', you'll get an astonishing 1.25 million hits. That's because journalists everywhere rely on his tips to help them write well every day - in fact he fields emails from around the world from grateful writers. 'Writing Tools' covers everything from the basics (Tool 5: Watch those Adverbs) to the more complex (Tool 34: Turn your notebook into a camera) and uses more than 300 examples from literature and journalism to illustrate the concepts. For students, aspiring novelists and writers of memos, emails, PowerPoint presentations and love letters, here are 50 indispensible, memorable and usable tools.

    Writing to Awaken

    By Mark Matousek
    Authors:
    Mark Matousek
    Writing to Awaken is an inspirational investigation of the self through expressive writing, guiding you along the path of awakening through radical truth-telling and self-inquiry. With targeted and revelatory questions, you'll be prompted to explore your own personal narrative-to write honestly about your deepest wounds, greatest challenges, hidden gifts, yearnings, and opportunities for growth-in order to discover a deeply authentic understanding of yourself and move toward a more liberated, truthful life.We each have our own story, a personal myth constructed from the content life presents us: we connect dots to shape the narrative, devise plotlines from circumstance, change characters, fashion conflicts, and adjust structure, settings, and themes as our lives unfold. But so often, over time, we come to believe that we are our story, identifying so strongly with the tales we've told ourselves and others that we cling to them for our very existence-even when they don't quite fit. The realization that there's a discrepancy between the narrative you've crafted and your authentic self can be disconcerting at first, but the exploration of that gap is a doorway to personal freedom, and this book will lead you through it.The writing exercises in this guide, one for nearly every week of the year, ask you to tell the whole truth about your experience. In doing so, you'll come to realize that once you engage in this radical truth-telling, expressing yourself with complete honesty, your story changes; and when your story changes, your life is transformed. Rather than sticking with your illusive and tricky "Story of Me," you'll be prompted to go even deeper, piercing your personal myth and illuminating aspects of psyche and spirit that give way to profound moments of understanding and personal healing.This is not a how-to book for writers; it's an invitation on a journey of self-discovery-a guide to facing yourself without flinching, accepting yourself as you are, surrendering to what is, and daring to question and transform what isn't true. With Writing to Awaken, you'll learn how to break free from the trance of mistaken identity and discover your essential, authentic self.

    Writing About Your Life

    By William Zinsser
    Authors:
    William Zinsser
    Written with elegance, warmth, and humour, this highly original "teaching memoir" by William Zinsser,renowned bestselling author of On Writing Well gives you the tools to organize and recover your past, and the confidence to believe in your life narrative. His method is to take you on a memoir of his own: 13 chapters in which he recalls dramatic, amusing, and often surprising moments in his long and varied life as a writer, editor, teacher, and traveller. Along the way, Zinsser pauses to explain the technical decisions he made as he wrote about his life. They are the same decisions you'll have to make as you write about your own life: matters of selection, condensation, focus, attitude, voice, and tone.

    Writing From Life

    By Lynne Hackles
    Authors:
    Lynne Hackles
    This book will show you how your own personal experiences can provide you with an endless supply of ideas for your writing - whether fiction or non-fiction. You will learn how to write about what you know - and you certainly know a lot. The good news is that the older you are, and the older you get, the more experiences you have had - so you'll always have something to write about. The author, Lynne Hackles, will show you how to make your own 'Raking up your past' file - using memories, lists, diaries, newspapers, smells, family trees, etc. Plus how to turn your own anecdotes, recounted to friends and family, into useful prose; and how to fashion the passed-down history of your ancestors into a family saga. With this book you'll also learn how to: * Sell a snippet of conversation * Make money by sharing secrets * Take your boss and your best friend and come up with a new character * Sell one event in your life to several different markets * Impart knowledge you didn't think you had to people who didn't know they needed it * Use the emotions, traumas, joys and experiences of your own life to make your writing stronger and more saleable With this book you'll never run out of ideas, and writer's block will be a thing of the past.

    The Writing Life

    By Marie Arana
    Authors:
    Marie Arana
    Featuring a gathering of more than fifty of contemporary literature's finest voices, this volume will enchant, move, and inspire readers with its tales of The Writing Life . In it, authors divulge professional secrets: how they first discovered they were writers, how they work, how they deal with the myriad frustrations and delights a writer's life affords. Culled from ten years of the distinguished Washington Post column of the same name, The Writing Life highlights an eclectic group of luminaries who have wildly varied stories to tell, but who share this singularly beguiling career. Here are their pleasures as well as their peeves revelations of their deepest fears dramas of triumphs and failures insights into the demands and rewards. Each piece is accompanied by a brief and vivid biography of the writer by Washington Post Book World editor Marie Arana who also provides an introduction to the collection. The result is a rare view from the inside: a close examination of writers' concerns about the creative process and the place of literature in America. For anyone interested in the making of fiction and nonfiction, here is a fascinating vantage on the writer's world- an indispensable guide to the craft.

    Writing A Report, 9th Edition

    By John Bowden
    Authors:
    John Bowden
    Now in its 9th edition, this extensively revised and updated handbook explains how you can write reports that will be: * Read without unnecessary delay * Understood without undue effort Accepted, and where applicable, acted upon / Divided into three parts, the book looks in detail firstly at the practical side of report writing: * Preparation and planning * Collecting and handling information * Writing and revising / Secondly, at the creative side of report writing: * Achieving a good style and choosing the correct words * Improving the overall appearance of reports  / And thirdly at 23 common types of report, including: * Annual reports/ Appraisal reports * Audit reports Minutes/Progress reports * Student project reports/Technical reports / There is also an extensive glossary and a selection of sample reports.

    Writing A Report, 9th Edition

    By John Bowden
    Authors:
    John Bowden
    Now in its 9th edition, this extensively revised and updated handbook explains how you can write reports that will be: * Read without unnecessary delay * Understood without undue effort Accepted, and where applicable, acted upon / Divided into three parts, the book looks in detail firstly at the practical side of report writing: * Preparation and planning * Collecting and handling information * Writing and revising / Secondly, at the creative side of report writing: * Achieving a good style and choosing the correct words * Improving the overall appearance of reports  / And thirdly at 23 common types of report, including: * Annual reports/ Appraisal reports * Audit reports Minutes/Progress reports * Student project reports/Technical reports / There is also an extensive glossary and a selection of sample reports.

    The Writing On The Wall: China And The West In The 21St Century

    By Will Hutton
    Authors:
    Will Hutton
    China constitutes a fifth of the world's population. Over the last twenty years its economy has doubled to make it the fifth largest economy in the world; if the pace is repeated over the next twenty it is set to become second only to the US. The speed of its development is stunning, a combination of cheap labour and commitment to science and technology that has never been matched by a developing country. The Pearl River Delta, Shanghai and Beijing have become city-regions whose growth and embrace of modernity strike the visitor with awesome force. This is a continent on the move, recovering the world position and wealth it once had.The re-emergence of China as a superpower constitutes the biggest challenge the world has had for more than a century. Never before in modern times has the financial, trade, economic and diplomatic world pecking order been so profoundly reconstituted with the challenger country itself in the grips of incredible ideological and political change. This is a transition both internally in China and externally in the world beyond beset by hazard and risk. The world's peace and prosperity depends upon it being executed successfully.
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    Writing with Intent

    By Margaret Atwood
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    Margaret Atwood
    From one of the world's most passionately engaged and acclaimed literary citizens comes Writing with Intent, the largest collection to date of Margaret Atwood's nonfiction, ranging from 1983 to 2005. Composed of autobiographical essays, cultural commentary, book reviews, and introductory pieces to great works of literature, this is the award-winning author's first book-length nonfiction publication in twenty years. Arranged chronologically, these writings display the development of Atwood's worldview as the world around her changes. Included are the Booker Prize-winning author's reviews of books by John Updike, Italo Calvino, Toni Morrison, and others, as well as essays in which she remembers herself reading Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse at age nineteen, and discusses the influence of George Orwell's 1984 on the writing of The Handmaid's Tale. Atwood's New York Times Book Review piece that helped make Orhan Pamuk's Snow a bestseller can be found here, as well as a look back on a family trip to Afghanistan just before the Soviet invasion, and her "Letter to America," written after September 11, 2001. The insightful and memorable pieces in this book serve as a testament to Atwood's career, reminding readers why she is one of the most esteemed writers of our time.

    Writing Your Dissertation, 3rd Edition

    By Derek Swetnam, Ruth Swetnam
    Authors:
    Derek Swetnam, Ruth Swetnam
    Gives you the tools to produce a first class dissertationThis book gives you the confidence, tools and techniques to produce a first-class dissertation. It offers practical guidelines to planning realistic timetables and structuring every aspect of your work. Find out how to avoid common mistakes and the best way to present your work, and even how to assess your dissertation in the same way as a university or college tutor does.

    Writing Your Dissertation, 3rd Edition

    By Derek Swetnam, Ruth Swetnam
    Authors:
    Derek Swetnam, Ruth Swetnam
    Gives you the tools to produce a first class dissertationThis book gives you the confidence, tools and techniques to produce a first-class dissertation. It offers practical guidelines to planning realistic timetables and structuring every aspect of your work. Find out how to avoid common mistakes and the best way to present your work, and even how to assess your dissertation in the same way as a university or college tutor does.

    Writing Winning Business Plan 5th Edition

    By Matthew Record
    Authors:
    Matthew Record
    Whether you run an established business or are contemplating a new start-up venture, only a business plan will convey your company's plans and illustrate how they can be achieved. For you, it is a detailed map that shows you where you are going and allows you to identify potential problems long before they arrive. You need it to measure performance, monitor progress, make future plans and raise additional finance. For potential finance providers or investors, the clarity and detail of the information your plan supplies will be the basis on which they make their decision. This book will enable you to create a well thought-out and carefully structured business plan, and to present it in a clear and logical manner.* Planning the appropriate legal entity * Defining your market * Compiling an effective marketing plan * Setting out your operational objectives * Projecting realistic sales * Specifying your financial needs * Presenting a convincing plan * Monitoring your business progress