Aimée Dubuc de Rivery, reared in a convent, a concubine at fourteen. She rose to hold sway over the cruel and terrifying Turkey of the 1800’s.
A novel of tenderness and cruelty, innocence and barbarism. Set in an era which worshipped the art of love and exalted the demands of passion. Aimée’s days are crowded with affairs of state. Her nights with the kind of love which only a few women of destiny can ever know.
“Aku panggil emakku Meps dan bapakku Beps. Kenapa? Hihihi, aku nggak tahu. Tahu-tahu aku sudah panggil mereka begitu.
Meps rambutnya pendek banget. Kata Beps, setiap minggu Meps mesti cukur. Kalau tidak, kesaktiannya hilang. Apa kesaktian Meps? Nanti aku ceritakan!”
When Alice follows a white rabbit in a waistcoat down a hole, she finds herself in a mixed-up world where nothing is as he expects it to be, and anything can happen!
Alice meets a pipe smoking catterpillar, a grinning cat, a Mad Hatter, and a formidable Queen of Hearts.
By Dai Sijie
The two friends re-education starts when they discover a comrade’s hidden stash of classics of great nineteenth-century Western literature — Balzac, Dickens, Dumas, Tolstoy, and others, in Chinese translation. They need all their ingenuity to get their hands on the forbidden books, but when they do their lives are turned upside down. And not only their lives: after listening to their dangerously seductive retellings of Balzac, the Little Seamstress will never be the same again.
Without betraying the truth of what happened, Dai Sijie transforms the bleak events of China’s Cultural Revolution into an enchanting and unexpected story about the resilience of the human spirit and the magical power of great storytelling. This
This book was a New York Times Notable Book of The Year and Los Angeles Times Best Book of The Year. Jose Saramago was born in 1922 and awarded the Nobel Prize of Literature in 1998.
Aldous Huxley’s tour de force, Brace New Wold is a darkly satiric vision of a “utopian” future — where humans are genetically bred and pharmaceutically anesthetized to passicely serve a ruling order. A powerful work of speculative fiction that has enthralled and terrified readers for generations, it remains remarkably relevant to this day as both a warning to be heeded as we head into tomorrow and as thought-provoking, satisfying entertainment.
By Roald Dahl
This is the first volume of Doris Lessing’s series of stories and short stories compilation. “All the stories here are set in a society which is more short-lived than most… But looking round the world now, there isn’t a way of living anywhere that doesn’t change and dissolve like clouds as you watch.”
You’ll find every sort of creature that lives beneath the sea swimming through the pages of this book.
There are dolphins, whales, and penguins. There are jellyfish and sharks. There’s the turtle and the big white polar bear.
But can you see behind the wrecks and in between the rocks? Let’s take a look and find who’s hiding there?
ROAR! Now I’ve got your attention, can I interest you in a book of poems about dinosaurs?
Though they went extinct 65 million years ago, dinosaurs are still everywhere. They’re on TV in The Land Before Time, in classrooms and museum collections, but it might still be hard to believe that dinosaurs walked here once. The poets in this anthology bring dinosaurs out of their display cases and into your home, and ask them politely to be careful with the carpet.
This book is approximately for children aged 8+.