The Radleys

The Radleys
Author: Matt Haig
Release: 2011-09-20
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 402
ISBN: 9781451610338
Language: en
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Struggling with overwork and parenting angst, English village doctor Peter Radley endeavors to hide his family's vampire nature until their daughter's oddly satisfying act of violence reveals the truth, an event that is complicated by the arrival of a practicing vampire family member.

The Radleys

The Radleys
Author: Matt Haig
Release: 2010-12-28
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781439194645
Language: en
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From the bestselling author of The Midnight Library, an “irresistible...full of clever turns, darkly hilarious spins...Even if you're suffering from vampire fatigue...The Radleys is a fun, fresh contribution to the genre” (Associated Press). Just about everyone knows a family like the Radleys. Many of us grew up next door to one. They are a modern family, averagely content, averagely dysfunctional, living in a staid and quiet suburban English town. Peter is an overworked doctor whose wife, Helen, has become increasingly remote and uncommunicative. Rowan, their teenage son, is being bullied at school, and their anemic daughter, Clara, has recently become a vegan. They are typical, that is, save for one devastating exception: Peter and Helen are vampires and have—for seventeen years—been abstaining by choice from a life of chasing blood in the hope that their children could live normal lives. One night, Clara finds herself driven to commit a shocking—and disturbingly satisfying—act of violence, and her parents are forced to explain their history of shadows and lies. A police investigation is launched that uncovers a richness of vampire history heretofore unknown to the general public. And when the malevolent and alluring Uncle Will, a practicing vampire, arrives to throw the police off Clara’s trail, he winds up throwing the whole house into temptation and turmoil and unleashing a host of dark secrets that threaten the Radleys’ marriage. The Radleys is a moving, thrilling, and radiant domestic novel that explores with daring the lengths a parent will go to protect a child, what it costs you to deny your identity, the undeniable appeal of sin, and the everlasting, iridescent bonds of family love. Read it and ask what we grow into when we grow up, and what we gain—and lose—when we deny our appetites.

The Radleys

The Radleys
Author: Matt Haig
Release: 2010-07-01
Editor: Canongate Books
Pages: 353
ISBN: 9781847679161
Language: en
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FAMILIES. SOMETIMES THEY'RE A BLOODY NIGHTMARE . . . Life with the Radleys: Radio 4, dinner parties with the Bishopthorpe neighbours and self-denial. Loads of self-denial. But all hell is about to break loose. When teenage daughter Clara gets attacked on the way home from a party, she and her brother Rowan finally discover why they can't sleep, can't eat a Thai salad without fear of asphyxiation and can't go outside unless they're smothered in Factor 50. With a visit from their lethally louche Uncle Will and an increasingly suspicious police force, life in Bishopthorpe is about to change. Drastically.

The Last Family in England

The Last Family in England
Author: Matt Haig
Release: 2018-01-04
Editor: Canongate Books
Pages: 333
ISBN: 9781786893239
Language: en
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FROM THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR Meet the Hunter family: Adam, Kate, and their children Hal and Charlotte. And Prince, their Labrador. Prince is an earnest young dog, striving hard to live up to the tenets of the Labrador Pact (Remain Loyal to Your Human Masters, Serve and Protect Your Family at Any Cost). Other dogs, led by the Springer Spaniels, have revolted. As things in the Hunter family begin to go badly awry – marital breakdown, rowdy teenage parties, attempted suicide – Prince’s responsibilities threaten to overwhelm him and he is forced to break the Labrador Pact and take desperate action to save his Family.

Radley s Home for Horny Monsters

Radley s Home for Horny Monsters
Author: Annabelle Hawthorne
Release: 2018-10-27
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: 194965401X
Language: en
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When Mike Radley inherited a mysterious house from a long-lost relative, he wasn't sure what to expect.He didn't expect a sexual encounter with the water spirit living in his bathtub.He really didn't expect the rooms to be occupied by other mythical creatures.And he definitely didn't expect to become the target of a secret society bent on stealing the powerful magic within its halls.Welcome to the Radley House. Expect the unexpected.

To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird
Author: Harper Lee
Release: 2014-07-08
Editor: Harper Collins
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780062368683
Language: en
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Voted America's Best-Loved Novel in PBS's The Great American Read Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice in the deep South—and the heroism of one man in the face of blind and violent hatred One of the most cherished stories of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird has been translated into more than forty languages, sold more than forty million copies worldwide, served as the basis for an enormously popular motion picture, and was voted one of the best novels of the twentieth century by librarians across the country. A gripping, heart-wrenching, and wholly remarkable tale of coming-of-age in a South poisoned by virulent prejudice, it views a world of great beauty and savage inequities through the eyes of a young girl, as her father—a crusading local lawyer—risks everything to defend a black man unjustly accused of a terrible crime.

The Humans

The Humans
Author: Matt Haig
Release: 2014-08-12
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781476730592
Language: en
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Regarding humans unfavorably upon arriving on Earth, a reluctant extraterrestrial assumes the identity of a Cambridge mathematician before realizing that there's more to the human race than he suspected.

We Begin at the End

We Begin at the End
Author: Chris Whitaker
Release: 2021-03-02
Editor: Henry Holt and Company
Pages: 347
ISBN: 9781250759672
Language: en
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Winner of the Gold Dagger for Best Crime Novel from the Crime Writers’ Association (UK) Winner for Best International Crime Fiction from Australian Crime Writers Association An Instant New York Times Bestseller “A vibrant, engrossing, unputdownable thriller that packs a serious emotional punch. One of those rare books that surprise you along the way and then linger in your mind long after you have finished it.” —Kristin Hannah, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Nightingale and The Four Winds Right. Wrong. Life is lived somewhere in between. Duchess Day Radley is a thirteen-year-old self-proclaimed outlaw. Rules are for other people. She is the fierce protector of her five-year-old brother, Robin, and the parent to her mother, Star, a single mom incapable of taking care of herself, let alone her two kids. Walk has never left the coastal California town where he and Star grew up. He may have become the chief of police, but he’s still trying to heal the old wound of having given the testimony that sent his best friend, Vincent King, to prison decades before. And he's in overdrive protecting Duchess and her brother. Now, thirty years later, Vincent is being released. And Duchess and Walk must face the trouble that comes with his return. We Begin at the End is an extraordinary novel about two kinds of families—the ones we are born into and the ones we create.

Evie and the Animals

Evie and the Animals
Author: Matt Haig
Release: 2019-06-06
Editor: Canongate Books
Pages: 186
ISBN: 9781786894304
Language: en
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WHEN EVIE TALKS TO ANIMALS . . . THEY TALK BACK. Eleven-year-old Evie has a talent: a supertalent. She can HEAR what animals are thinking. She promises to keep it top secret, but then an evil pet-thief strikes. Every animal in town is in danger and only by DARING TO BE HERSELF can Evie save her furry and feathered friends.

To Be a Cat

To Be a Cat
Author: Matt Haig
Release: 2014-06-10
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781442454064
Language: en
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Twelve-year-old Barney Willow gets his wish to be a cat but soon discovers that not all felines are cute and cuddly--some are downright evil--and his life is in grave danger, but his missing father may be able to help.

The Comfort Book

The Comfort Book
Author: Matt Haig
Release: 2021-07-06
Editor: HarperCollins
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781443464789
Language: en
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A manual of reflections for an increasingly stressful world Nothing is stronger than a small hope that doesn’t give up. The Comfort Book is a collection of little islands of hope, a gathering of consolations and stories that give us new ways of seeing ourselves and the world. Matt Haig’s mix of philosophy, memoir and self-reflection builds on the wisdom of philosophers and survivors through the ages, from Marcus Aurelius to Nellie Bly, from Emily Dickinson to James Baldwin. This is the book to pick up when you need the wisdom of a friend or the comfort of a hug, or just want to celebrate the messy miracle of being alive.

Radley s Labyrinth for Horny Monsters

Radley s Labyrinth for Horny Monsters
Author: Annabelle Hawthorne
Release: 2020-09
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1949654036
Language: en
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Humans An A Z

Humans  An A Z
Author: Matt Haig
Release: 2014-04-03
Editor: Canongate Books
Pages: 119
ISBN: 9781782114857
Language: en
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DO YOU A) Know a human? B) Love a human? C) Have trouble dealing with humans? IF YOU'VE ANSWERED YES TO ANY OF THE ABOVE, THIS BOOK IS FOR YOU Whether you are planning a high level of human interaction or just a casual visit to the planet, this user-guide to the human race will help you translate their sayings, understand exotic concepts such as 'democracy' and 'sofas', and make sense of their habits and bizarre customs. A phrase book, a dictionary and a survival guide, this book unravels all the oddness, idiosyncrasies and wonder of the species, allowing everyone to make the most of their time on Earth.

Shades of Scarlet

Shades of Scarlet
Author: Anne Fine
Release: 2021-03-04
Editor: David Fickling Books
Pages: 213
ISBN: 9781788451369
Language: en
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When Mum gives her the notebook, Scarlet should be happy. It's beautiful, with its shiny scarlet cover and its blank pages full of promise. But Scarlet is absolutely NOT in the mood for a peace offering. Does Mum really think she can tear their family apart and expect Scarlet to be happy about it? Scarlet decides there's only one thing she can write in the notebook. The truth, about everything . . .

Reasons to Stay Alive

Reasons to Stay Alive
Author: Matt Haig
Release: 2015-03-05
Editor: Canongate Books
Pages: 253
ISBN: 9781782115090
Language: en
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Order THE COMFORT BOOK. Available now! THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO FEEL TRULY ALIVE? Aged 24, Matt Haig's world caved in. He could see no way to go on living. This is the true story of how he came through crisis, triumphed over an illness that almost destroyed him and learned to live again. A moving, funny and joyous exploration of how to live better, love better and feel more alive, Reasons to Stay Alive is more than a memoir. It is a book about making the most of your time on earth. 'I wrote this book because the oldest clichés remain the truest. Time heals. The bottom of the valley never provides the clearest view. The tunnel does have light at the end of it, even if we haven't been able to see it . . . Words, just sometimes, really can set you free.'

Major Pettigrew s Last Stand

Major Pettigrew s Last Stand
Author: Helen Simonson
Release: 2010-03-01
Editor: A&C Black
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781408809327
Language: en
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Major Ernest Pettigrew is perfectly content to lead a quiet life in the sleepy village of Edgecombe St Mary, away from the meddling of the locals and his overbearing son. But when his brother dies, the Major finds himself seeking companionship with the village shopkeeper, Mrs Ali. Drawn together by a love of books and the loss of their partners, they are soon forced to contend with irate relatives and gossiping villagers. The perfect gentleman, but the most unlikely hero, the Major must ask himself what matters most: family obligation, tradition or love? Funny, comforting and heart-warming, Major Pettigrew's Last Stand proves that sometimes, against all odds, life does give you a second chance.

My Swordhand is Singing

My Swordhand is Singing
Author: Marcus Sedgwick
Release: 2010-07-15
Editor: Orion Children's Books
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781444002034
Language: en
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An original interpretation of the timelessly fascinating vampire myth, and a story of father and son, by award-winning author Marcus Sedgwick. Winner of the Booktrust Teenage Prize and shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal. In the bitter cold of an unrelenting winter, Tomas and his son, Peter, arrive in Chust. Despite the villagers' lack of hospitality, they settle there as woodcutters. But there are many things Peter does not understand. Why does Tomas dig a channel of fast-flowing waters around their hut so they live on an isolated island? Why does Tomas carry a long battered box everywhere they go - and refuse to tell Peter of its contents? When a band of gypsies comes to the village, Peter's drab existence is turned upside down. He is infatuated by the beautiful gypsy princess, Sofia, and intoxicated by her community's love of life. He even becomes drawn into their deadly quest - for these travellers are Vampire Slayers, and Chust is a community to which the dead return to wreak revenge on the living. Stylishly written and set in the forbidding and remote landscapes of the 17th century, this is a story of a father and his son, of loss, redemption and resolution.

To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird
Author: aBookaDay
Release: 2016-07-27
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 94
ISBN: 1535285176
Language: en
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Warning: This is an independent addition to Luckiest Girl Alive, meant to enhance your experience of the original book. If you have not yet bought the original copy, make sure to purchase it before buying this unofficial summary from aBookaDay. Scout gives voice to every social circle in Maycomb through her story, as the little witness who sees all the comings and goings in the town. Together with Jem, she is her father's watcher, inspiring Atticus Finch to commit all his greatest efforts to the Tom Robinson case, so he can show his children what it means to fight a losing battle. She is the teller of her brother's secrets, letting readers look in on the changing morality and maturation of a young person growing up in a southern town in 1935, giving an insight into what the adults of Maycomb will look like fifteen years later. With her childlike spite and surprising wit, we can trust Scout Finch to tell the whole truth and nothing but. The lessons of To Kill a Mockingbird are for Atticus Finch to teach and for us, through his littlest daughter's eyes, to learn. Available on PC, Mac, smart phone, tablet or Kindle device. (c) 2015 All Rights Reserved

Theatres of Learning Disability

Theatres of Learning Disability
Author: Matt Hargrave
Release: 2015-06-23
Editor: Springer
Pages: 290
ISBN: 9781137504395
Language: en
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Winner of the TaPRA New Career Research in Theatre/Performance Prize 2016 This is the first scholarly book to focus exclusively on theatre and learning disability as theatre, rather than advocacy or therapy. Hargrave provocatively realigns the - hitherto unvoiced - assumptions that underpin such practice and proposes that learning disabled artists have earned the right to full critical review.

The Society of S

The Society of S
Author: Susan Hubbard
Release: 2008-04-08
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 322
ISBN: 9781416534587
Language: en
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Half-vampire Ariella Montero struggles with her condition while harboring a desire to unravel the secrets of vampire nature, a longing that leads her to learn about the gentle, wise, and vegetarian lifestyles of vampires.