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Sally And Jake - The Complete Series
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This enchanting stop-motion animation series for younger viewers featured the everyday adventures of the puppet children from Rainbow, one of the longest-running and best-loved children’s programmes ever made. Sally, her brother Jake and the other characters of Dimbledale were among the earliest creations of BAFTA and Emmy winners Brian Cosgrove and Mark Hall, the phenomenally successful production team behind classics such as 1975’s Noddy, Dangermouse, the magical Wind in the Willows, and Cinderella. Featuring narration by Mike Savage and songs sung by former Herman’s Hermit Keith Hopwood, Sally and Jake was originally screened between 1973 and 1974, and both series plus the 1973 Christmas special are available here for the first time in any format. Sally and Jake live in the little village of Dimbledale, where there’s always plenty for them to see and do. Their parents run the local greengrocer’s shop, and Dad drives to the market every day to collect fruit and vegetables. Gran lives next door, and is always on hand to provide delicious pies and cakes. Their other friends include Harry the odd-job man, who lives in a converted barn and is always making and mending something, and Farmer Merry, who works the fields around the village… not forgetting Sly the cat, who finds Dimbledale the ideal place to do what he likes doing best - curling up and going to sleep!

Anbieter: Zavvi
Stand: 16.12.2019
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Tibetan Peach Pie: A True Account of an Imagina...
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Internationally best-selling novelist and American icon Tom Robbins delivers the long-awaited tale of his wild life and times, both at home and around the globe. Tom Robbins’ warm, wise, and wonderfully weird novels - including Still Life With Woodpecker, Jitterbug Perfume, and Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Climates - provide an entryway into the frontier of his singular imagination. Madcap but sincere, pulsating with strong social and philosophical undercurrents, his irreverent classics have introduced countless fans to natural born hitchhiking cowgirls, born-again monkeys, a philosophizing can of beans, exiled royalty, and problematic redheads. In Tibetan Peach Pie, Robbins turns that unparalleled literary sensibility inward, stitching together stories of his unconventional life, from his Appalachian childhood to his globetrotting adventures - told in his unique voice that combines the sweet and sly, the spiritual and earthy. The grandchild of Baptist preachers, Robbins would become over the course of half a century a poet-interruptus, an air force weatherman, a radio DJ, an art-critic-turned-psychedelic-journeyman, a world-famous novelist, and a counter-culture hero, leading a life as unlikely, magical, and bizarre as those of his quixotic characters. Robbins offers intimate snapshots of Appalachia during the Great Depression, the West Coast during the '60s psychedelic revolution, international roving before homeland security monitored our travels, and New York publishing when it still relied on trees. Written with the big-hearted comedy and mesmerizing linguistic invention for which he is known, Tibetan Peach Pie is an invitation into the private world of a literary legend. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Keith Szarabajka. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/003935/bk_harp_003935_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

Anbieter: Audible
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Space Between the Stars: My Journey to an Open ...
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Deborah Santana is best known for her marriage to music icon Carlos Santana, a 30-year bond that endures to this day. But as a girl growing up in San Francisco in the 1960s, daughter of a white mother and a black father, the legendary blues guitarist Saunders King, her life was charged with its own drama long before she married. In this beautiful, haunting memoir, Deborah Santana shares for the first time her early experiences with racial intolerance, her romantic involvement with musician Sly Stone and the suffering she endured in that relationship, and her adventures in the freewheeling 1960s. Yet it is her spiritual awakening that is the core of this story. The civil rights movement was the foundation of her growth, the Woodstock era the backdrop of her love with Carlos. The couple was drawn indelibly together by a search for truth and spirituality, but while yearning to be filled with God's light, they were pulled dangerously toward a manipulative cult. They eventually disengage themselves from the guru and reclaim control of their lives, putting their love for each other before the cult's increasingly strenuous demands. Space Between the Stars is a moving account of self-discovery, rendered in raw, beautiful prose, by a woman whose heart has remained pure even in times of despair. As Deborah Santana talks frankly about her lifelong fight against racial injustice and her deep-seated loyalty to her family, ultimately it is the struggle to remain a spiritual and artistic force in her own right, in the shadow of one of the world's most revered musicians, that shines through as her most indomitable pursuit. This audio also includes original music from Carlos Santana and Salvador Santana, classics from Saunders King, and an exclusive interview with Deborah and Carlos Santana. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Deborah Santana. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/000561/bk_rand_000561_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

Anbieter: Audible
Stand: 16.12.2019
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A Visit From the Goon Squad
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The Hachette Essentials series comprises a collection of titles that are regarded as modern classics. A carefully and lovingly curated selection of distinctive, ground-breaking fiction and non-fiction titles published since 1950. Timeless. Relevant. Passionate. Unified as a series - distinctive as books. A good book is great. A great book is essential. Jennifer Egan's spellbinding novel circles the lives of Bennie Salazar, an ageing former punk rocker and record executive, and Sasha, the passionate, troubled young woman he employs. Although Bennie and Sasha never discover each other's pasts, the reader does, in intimate detail, along with the secret lives of a host of other characters whose paths intersect with theirs, over many years, in locales as varied as New York, San Francisco, Naples, and Africa. We first meet Sasha in her mid-thirties, on her therapist's couch in New York City, confronting her long-standing compulsion to steal. Later, we learn the genesis of her turmoil when we see her as the child of a violent marriage, then a runaway living in Naples, then as a college student trying to avert the suicidal impulses of her best friend. We meet Bennie Salazar at the melancholy nadir of his adult life-divorced, struggling to connect with his nine-year-old son, listening to a washed up band in the basement of a suburban house-and then revisit him in 1979, at the height of his youth, shy and tender, revelling in San Francisco's punk scene as he discovers his ardour for rock and roll and his gift for spotting talent. We learn what became of his high school gang-who thrived and who faltered-and we encounter Lou Kline, Bennie's catastrophically careless mentor, along with the lovers and children left behind in the wake of Lou's far flung sexual conquests and meteoric rise and fall. A Visit from the Goon Squad is a book about the interplay of time and music, about survival, about the stirrings and transformations set inexorably in motion by even the most passing conjunction of our fates. In a breathtaking array of styles and tones ranging from tragedy to satire to Powerpoint, Egan captures the undertow of self-destruction that we all must either master or succumb to; the basic human hunger for redemption; and the universal tendency to reach for both-and escape the merciless progress of time-in the transporting realms of art and music. Sly, startling, exhilarating work from one of our boldest writers.

Anbieter: buecher
Stand: 16.12.2019
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A Visit From the Goon Squad
9,49 € *
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The Hachette Essentials series comprises a collection of titles that are regarded as modern classics. A carefully and lovingly curated selection of distinctive, ground-breaking fiction and non-fiction titles published since 1950. Timeless. Relevant. Passionate. Unified as a series - distinctive as books. A good book is great. A great book is essential. Jennifer Egan's spellbinding novel circles the lives of Bennie Salazar, an ageing former punk rocker and record executive, and Sasha, the passionate, troubled young woman he employs. Although Bennie and Sasha never discover each other's pasts, the reader does, in intimate detail, along with the secret lives of a host of other characters whose paths intersect with theirs, over many years, in locales as varied as New York, San Francisco, Naples, and Africa. We first meet Sasha in her mid-thirties, on her therapist's couch in New York City, confronting her long-standing compulsion to steal. Later, we learn the genesis of her turmoil when we see her as the child of a violent marriage, then a runaway living in Naples, then as a college student trying to avert the suicidal impulses of her best friend. We meet Bennie Salazar at the melancholy nadir of his adult life-divorced, struggling to connect with his nine-year-old son, listening to a washed up band in the basement of a suburban house-and then revisit him in 1979, at the height of his youth, shy and tender, revelling in San Francisco's punk scene as he discovers his ardour for rock and roll and his gift for spotting talent. We learn what became of his high school gang-who thrived and who faltered-and we encounter Lou Kline, Bennie's catastrophically careless mentor, along with the lovers and children left behind in the wake of Lou's far flung sexual conquests and meteoric rise and fall. A Visit from the Goon Squad is a book about the interplay of time and music, about survival, about the stirrings and transformations set inexorably in motion by even the most passing conjunction of our fates. In a breathtaking array of styles and tones ranging from tragedy to satire to Powerpoint, Egan captures the undertow of self-destruction that we all must either master or succumb to; the basic human hunger for redemption; and the universal tendency to reach for both-and escape the merciless progress of time-in the transporting realms of art and music. Sly, startling, exhilarating work from one of our boldest writers.

Anbieter: buecher
Stand: 16.12.2019
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Mafeking Road
23,90 CHF *
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'It will be a tragedy for the creative process if we parents, both black and white, deny our children the opportunity to read [Herman Charles] Bosman.'-Johnny Masilela'Bosman knows what to tell us and when, and most importantly he knows what not to tell us. To this he adds a subtle and simple treatment of deep reflections, a rural 'sit-back-and-relax' feel, and an ability for remarkably poignant description. The result is a classic set of stories, deserving of world attention to match the attention it already receives in Bosman's home country.'-David LahtiHe seemed to have nothing but what the sun and the sand and the grass had given him, and yet that was more than what all the men in the world could give him. In the voice of the sly old Bushveld storyteller Oom Schalk Lourens, Herman Charles Bosman tells tales of love, jealousy, betrayal, and friendship in a rural South Africa at the turn of the century. It is a fusion of satire and raw emotion in a politically fraught era. 'Mafeking Road' was chosen as one of the twenty-five classics for the South Africa Reads program.Herman Charles Bosman (19051951) is widely considered the greatest short story writer of South Africa, known for infusing the cadence of Afrikaans speech into his English-language writing. Drawing upon his experiences living in the Transvaal farming town district of Groot Marico, Bosman wrote the first stories of 'Mafeking Road' (his most celebrated collection) during a brief imprisonment for killing his stepbrother.

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
Stand: 16.12.2019
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Bull
17,90 CHF *
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'Beautifully clever.' —Weekend Edition Saturday ★ “Razor-sharp rhyme schemes and sly, vicious humor make Bull a bawdy yet sophisticated romp, a literary feast fit for the gods.” – Shelf Awareness, starred review ★ 'Elliott contemporizes the ancient story of blackmail, betrayal, and revenge with humor, poignancy, and profanity . . . . the personalities and voices Elliott brings to these mythical characters make this powerful and engrossing book a genre of its own.' —Publishers Weekly, starred review ★ '...Elliott’s clever verse version of the classical story of the Minotaur: its title, Bull, is topically and colloquially apt.' —Horn Book, starred review ★ “There’s nothing half-blooded or Disneyfied in David Elliott’s energetic, multi- voiced verse novel retelling . . . . Brief, useful notes explain both the liberties taken with the myth and choices of form for each character. Nods to Hamilton are inevitable, but whether or not Lin-Manuel Miranda had anything to do with inspiring what we hope will be a trend of transforming old stories into hip-hop gold, all readers and educators can say at this point is keep ’em coming.” —Bulletin, starred review ★ 'Elliott's absolutely magnetic rhythms will wake up any high school class, and the book could also work as a play. Irresistible, slick, and sharp (no bull!)—with plenty of bull to dissect.' —Kirkus, starred review ★ 'This striking reexamination of the Greek myth Theseus and the Minotaur [is] a conceit that easily could have floundered; in Elliott’s capable hands, it soars.'  — Booklist, starred review 'Elliott’s contemporary take on the classic myth incorporates modern slang, profanity, and a bawdy sense of humor into an accessible, highly entertaining, and original novel... Recommended for most large collections, particularly those in need of engaging interpretations of classic myths.' —School Library Journal 'It's rude, it's crude, and it's a whole bunch of fun.' —BookPage “David Elliott’s Bull does for mythology what Lin-Manuel Miranda‘s Hamilton has done for U.S. history. Teens of all genders and reading levels will devour this salty, quick-witted retelling and the timely truth of this story: It takes a god to make a boy into a beast, but it is us humans who turn him into a monster. I loved this book.” —Allan Wolf, author of The Watch That Ends the Night and New Found Land   “Stunning, explosive, and brilliantly-crafted. BULL is a perfect addition to the new canon of classics.” —Liz Wright, Brazo Books   “Dark, disturbing, and devastatingly good.” —Elana K. Arnold, author of Infandous and Sacred   “What an extraordinary book! Saucy and thoroughly modern, Bull feels both ageless and of our time, and is, above all, a bracing, unforgettable read.” —Jane Brox, author of Brilliant: The Evolution of Artificial Light   “The voices in this poem—as much hip hop as epic—taunt in a spirit that is at once modern ghetto and ancient philosopher. As a lover of the Greek tales, I'm so grateful for this dizzying ride.” —Donna Jo Napoli, author of Sirena, Bound, and Beast 'Irreverent and witty, the book is a fantastic labyrinth of its own, with new turns and twists that deliver us to the wisdom at its center.' —Kyoko Mori, author of One Bird and Shizuko’s Daughter “A remix told in striking and affecting verse, BULL offers a modern, haunting look at this story of power, lust, love, and revenge” —Sara Grochowski, Brilliant Books   “An entirely refreshing twist on the indelicate undercurrents of Greek Mythology, BULL will inspire today’s readers to rediscover the classics.” —Sara Hines, Eight Cousins Books

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
Stand: 16.12.2019
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The Beautiful and the Grotesque
19,90 CHF *
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Ever since his death in 1927, Ryunosuke Akutagawa has been hailed as one of the greatest short story writers in world literature. Most famous for his story Rashomon and the Kurosawa movie it inspired, Akutagawa's wide range of fiction is beautifully displayed in this newly reissued collection of his stories. With characteristic lyricism and great style, the stories here capture the strange world of Akutagawa, from the slow, gentle death of a haiku master ('Withered Fields') to a vicious, marauding gang and their bloody fight with samurai ('The Robbers'), and the sly tale told from a dog's perspective of his escape from home ('The Dog, Shiro'). Throughout these stories, Akutagawa captures the often confused spirit of a Japan undergoing great change and confronting modernity at the turn of the last century. But these stories remain timeless classics, and any reader, whether a fan of Akutagawa or someone discovering him for the first time, will find wonderful delight in these unusual stories. Previously published in a Liveright edition as Exotic Japanese Stories.

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
Stand: 16.12.2019
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Arsene Lupin, Gentleman-Thief
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Leblanc's creation, gentleman thief Arsène Lupin, is everything you would expect from a French aristocrat - witty, charming, brilliant, sly ... and possibly the greatest thief in the world. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
Stand: 16.12.2019
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