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Beware of Pity

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by Zweig, Stefan
An almost unbearably tense and powerful tale of unrequited love and the danger of pity. In 1913 a young second lieutenant discovers the terrible danger of pity. He had no idea the girl was lame when he asked her to dance - his compensatory afternoon calls relieve his guilt but give her a dangerous glimmer of hope.
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The World of Yesterday

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by Zweig, Stefan
'The time provides the pictures, I merely speak the words to go with them, and it will not be so much my own story I tell as that of an entire generation - our unique generation, carrying a heavier burden of fate than almost any other in the course of history.' During his lifetime, Stefan Zweig's (1881-1942) works were immensely popular and widely translated. In the decades after his death, he was largely f...
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A Chill in the Air: An Italian War Diary 1939-1940

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by Origo, Iris
Iris Origo, one of the twentieth century's great diarists, was born in England in 1902. As a child, she moved between England, Ireland, Italy and America, never quite belonging anywhere. It was only when she married an Italian man that she came to rest in one country. Fifteen years later, that country would be at war with her own.
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Journeys

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by Zweig, Stefan (Author)
When I am on a journey, all ties suddenly fall away. I feel myself quite unburdened, disconnected, free - There is something in it marvellously uplifting and invigorating. Whole past epochs suddenly return: nothing is lost, everything still full of inception, enticement.
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Lampie and the Children of the Sea

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by Schaap, Annet
Every evening Lampie the lighthouse keeper's daughter must light a lantern to warn ships away from the rocks. But one stormy night disaster strikes. The lantern goes out, a ship is wrecked and an adventure begins.
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Days in the Caucasus

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by Banine
We all know families that are poor but 'respectable'. Mine, in contrast, was extremely rich but not 'respectable' at all... Banine's family were peasants who became millionaires overnight when oil gushed from their lands - and the course of her own life would be just as dramatic. This is her unforgettable memoir of an 'odd, rich, exotic' childhood, growing up in Azerbaijan in the turbulent early twentiet...
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No Place to Lay One's Head

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by Frenkel, Francoise
In 1921, Francoise Frenkel - a Jewish woman from Poland - opens her first bookshop in Berlin. It is a dream come true. The dream lasts nearly two decades. Then suddenly, it ends. It ends after police confiscations and the Night of Broken Glass, as Jewish shops and businesses are smashed to pieces. It ends when no one protests. So Francoise flees to France, just weeks before war breaks out. In Paris, on the ...
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The Unhappiness of Being a Single Man: Essential Stories

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by Kafka, Franz
Kafka, whose name has generated an adjective, is one of the best loved writers of the twentieth century. Known for his dark, enigmatic stories, for the absurd nightmares he depicts, his extraordinary imaginative depth is clear in stories from 'A Hunger Artist' to 'The Verdict'.
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Gribblebob's Book of Unpleasant Goblins

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by Ashby, David
When Anna and Nils meet Bob Gribble after school one night, little do they know that his true identity is Gribblebob, a goblin from the other side of the veil. As the mystery of his presence in their village unfolds, Anna and Nils's after-school routine is quite tipped on its head: they become embroiled in a wonderful adventure to save some books from a very evil witch, while also dealing with an invisible ...
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The Mongolian Conspiracy

by Rafael Bernal
Mexico City's Cult Noir Classic. Rafael Bernal (1915-1972) was a Mexican diplomat and the author of many novels and plays. 'The Mongolian Conspiracy' was published in 1969 and is regarded as his masterpiece. Francisco Goldman Filiberto Garcia is in over his head. An aging ex-hitman with a filthy mouth, he has three days to stop a rumored Mongolian plot to assassinate the President of the United States...
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The Outermost House: A Year of Life on the Great Beach of Cape Cod

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by Beston, Henry
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Rilke in Paris

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by Rilke, Rainer Maria
In 1902, the young German writer Rainer Maria Rilke traveled to Paris to write a monograph on the sculptor Auguste Rodin. He returned many times over the course of his life, by turns inspired and appalled by the city's high culture and low society, and his writings give a fascinating insight into Parisian art and culture in the last century.
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Letter From an Unknown Woman and Other Stories

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by Zweig, Stefan
Stefan's Zweig's Letter from an Unknown Woman and other stories contains a new translation by the award-winning Anthea Bell of one of his most celebrated novellas, Letter from an Unknown Woman , the inspiration for a classic 1948 Hollywood film by Max Ophuls, as well as three new stories, appearing in English for the first time. A famous author receives a letter on his forty-first birthday. He doesn't know ...
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Messages from a Lost World: Europe on the Brink

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by Zweig, Stefan
As Europe faced its darkest days, Stefan Zweig was a passionate voice for tolerance, peace and a world without borders. In these moving, ardent essays, speeches and articles, composed before and during the Second World War, one of the twentieth century's greatest writers mounts a defence of European unity against terror and brutality.These haunting lost messages, all appearing in English for the first time ...
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The Judge and His Hangman

by Durrenmatt, Friedrich
A genre-bending mystery recalling the work of Alain Robbe-Grillet and anticipating the postmodern fictions of Paul Auster and other contemporary neo-noir novelists. Inspector Barlach forgoes the arrest of a murderer in order to manipulate him into killing another, more elusive criminal. This is a thriller that brings existential philosophy and the detective genre into dazzling convergence.
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Fantastic Night: Tales of Longing and Liberation

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by Zweig, Stefan
'I alone know that I am only just beginning to live.' He is distinguished, rich, a member of fashionable society-utterlybored. But, over the course of one fantastic night, a young Baron becomes a thief, unashamed, and awakes to life for the first time. This collection is full of tales of infinite passions, of intense encounters that transform lives, a knock on a door that forces a whole community to take fl...
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Deviation

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by D'Eramo, Luce
'Sometimes when you go astray and touch bottom, you finally come out on the other side' Lucie was brought up by bourgeois parents as a passionate young fascist. At the age of eighteen, the headstrong protagonist decides to volunteer in the Nazi labour camps in Germany. Wishing to disprove what she sees as the lies that are being told about Nazi-Fascism, she instead encounters the horrors of life there - ...
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Soul of the Border

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by Righetto, Matteo
The de Boer family are tobacco growers, working on terraces in the Veneto region of northern Italy. Life is hard, and the father, Augusto, occasionally supplements their income by smuggling tobacco across the border into Austria. Sometimes he takes his daughter Jole with him, and father and daughter journey together on the perilous route over the mountains.
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The Old Man in the Corner: The Teahouse Detective

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by Orczy, Baroness
Mysteries! There is no such thing as a mystery in connection with any crime, provided intelligence is brought to bear upon its investigation.
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Glass Town Wars

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by Rees, Celia
When Tom is in hospital in a coma, his friend Milo decides that Tom can be a guinea pig for a new gaming device - a device that will take him far into a troubled world where he meets the warrior-like Augusta who is fighting to save her kingdom from takeover by her rival. With Tom at her side, she finds extra courage. Tom's knowledge and understanding of the complexities of war - learnt through his love of g...
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