Official, original James Bond from a writer described by Len Deighton as a ´master storyteller´. James Bond is on a mission that will become an obsession. It starts the night Flight 229 is torn apart at Washington airport, killing 435 passengers. But the victim who matters to Bond is the Principessa Sukie Tempesta: once his lover, still his friend. The search for Sukie´s killers will turn out to be the most complex and demanding assignment of Bond´s career. Across continents and through ever-changing labyrinths of evil, he follows the traces of clues into the centre of a fanatical society more deadly than any terrorist army. Its code name is COLD.
In a book without words, a young girl creates imaginative stories with fantastical worlds using the shadows of such everyday objects as a vacuum, a shoe, and an apple, transforming them with the click of a lamp switch.
In this taut and fascinating novel, the bestselling, New York Times bestselling and National Book Award-winning author of The Sacrifice, The Accursed, and Lovely, Dark, Deep examines the mysteries of memory, personality, and identity and pierces the enigmatic force that drives human lives-love. In 1965, neuroscientist Margot Sharpe meets the attractive, charismatic Elihu Hoopes-the ´´man without a shadow´´-whose devastated memory, unable to store new experiences or to retrieve the old, will make him the most famous and most studied amnesiac in history. Over the course of the next thirty years, Margot herself becomes famous for her experiments with E. H.-and inadvertently falls in love with him, despite the ethical ambiguity of their affair, and though he remains forever elusive and mysterious to her, haunted by mysteries of the past. The Man Without a Shadow tracks the intimate, illicit relationship between Margot and Eli, as scientist and subject embark upon an exploration of the labyrinthine mysteries of the human brain. Where does ´´memory´´ reside? Where is ´´love´´? Is it possible to love an individual who cannot love you, who cannot ´´remember´´ you from one meeting to the next? Made vivid by her exceptional eye for detail and her keen insight into the human psyche, The Man Without A Shadow is a unique story of forbidden love, a kind of secret, evolving marriage, depicted in Joyce Carol Oates´s tight, impassioned prose. It is an uncanny, ambitious, and structurally complex novel that penetrates the mind and illuminates the heart.
Sally Prue won the Branford Boase award and the Smarties Prize for Cold Tom when it was first published. This new edition features reading notes to help readers get more from the story and a stunning new cover by talented illustrator Helen Crawford-White.
On a frosty January day in Bergen, Norway, private investigator Varg Veum is visited by a prostitute. Her friend Margrethe has disappeared and hasn´t been seen for days. Before her disappearance, something had unsettled her: she´d turned away a customer and returned to the neighbourhood in terror. Shortly after taking the case, Veum is confronted with a brutal, uneasy reality. He soon finds the first body--and it won´t be the last. His investigation leads him into a dark subculture where corrupted idealism has had deadly consequences.--Provided by publisher.
This book explores the effect that textbooks have on understanding the socially disputed period of the Cold War, and highlights how memory is negotiated alongside teacher narratives within classrooms around the world. History textbooks allow us not only to reconstruct hegemonic discourses, but offer insights into contestations over disputed issues of the past. The editors and contributors address the dual identity of history teachers: both as members of a state elite specialized in conveying patterns of giving meaning to the past, and as private individuals with their own personal memories. History classrooms are thus approached as social spaces, where members of different generations who have been exposed to different discourses negotiate the meaning of the past. This volume not only brings fresh dimensions to the field of Cold War studies; it also enriches the discipline of memory studies by shifting attention from the more settled memories of the two World Wars to the still much-disputed memory of the Cold War.
When his master disappears and a slave called Tog arrives with a secret message, Cadmus is swept up on a quest that leads to Emperor Nero and his crazed determination to possess the Golden Fleece of Greek mythology. The journey will push him to the edge of the Roman Empire - and reveal unexpected truths about himself ...