|The watchmaker of filigree street
Meet Don Tillman. Don is getting married. He just doesnt know who to yet. But he has designed a very detailed questionnaire to help him find the perfect woman. One thing he already knows, though, is that its not Rosie. Absolutely, completely, definitely not. Love isnt an exact science - but no one told Don Tillman. A thirty-nine-year-old geneticist, Dons never had a second date. So he devises the Wife Project, a scientific test to find the perfect partner. Enter Rosie - the worlds most incompatible woman - throwing Dons safe, ordered life into chaos. But what is this unsettling, alien emotion hes feeling?
|The Rosie Project
Meet Don Tillman. Don is getting married. He just doesnt know who to yet. But he has designed a very detailed questionnaire to help him find the perfect woman. One thing he already knows, though, is that its not Rosie. Absolutely, completely, definitely not. Love isnt an exact science - but no one told Don Tillman. A thirty-nine-year-old geneticist, Dons never had a second date. So he devises the Wife Project, a scientific test to find the perfect partner. Enter Rosie - the worlds most incompatible woman - throwing Dons safe, ordered life into chaos. But what is this unsettling, alien emotion hes feeling? Bekijk de Nederlandstalige editie.
|The little old lady who broke all the rules
The International Bestselling Sensation
|A Tiny bit Marvellous
Meet Mo Battle, about to turn 50 and mum to two helpless, hormonal teenagers. There's 17-year-old daughter Dora who blames Mo for, like, everything and Peter who believes he's quite simply as darling and marvellous as his hero Oscar Wilde. Somewhere, keeping quiet, is Dad... who's just, well... Dad. However, Mo is having a crisis.
Brilliant, idealistic Esme Garland moves to Manhattan armed with a prestigious scholarship at Columbia University. When Mitchell van Leuven— a New Yorker with the bluest of blue New York blood—captures her heart with his stunning good looks and a penchant for all things erotic, life seems truly glorious . . . until a thin blue line signals a wrinkle in Esme's tidy plan. Before she has a chance to tell Mitchell about her pregnancy, he suddenly declares their sex life is as exciting as a cup of tea, and ends it all.
As every schoolboy knows, you can fit the whole of England on the Isle of Wight. Grotesque, visionary tycoon Sir Jack Pitman takes the saying literally and does exactly that. He constructs on the island 'The Project', a vast heritage centre containing everything 'English', from Big Ben to Stonehenge, from Manchester United to the white Cliffs of Dover. The project is monstrous, risky, and vastly successful. In fact, it gradually begins to rival 'Old' England and even threatens to supersede it...
|Alone in Berlin
Berlijn, 1940. De stad is verlamd door angst. Arbeiderskoppel Otto en Anna Quangel leven in een vervallen appartmentenblok en proberen, net als hun omgeving, niet op te vallen terwijl de Nazis heersen. Maar wanneer hun enige kind aan het front sterft, leidt hun verlies hen naar een uitzonderlijke vorm van verzet. Ze beginnen met het door de hele stad achterlaten van anonieme ansichtkaarten waarop ze Hitler en zijn regime aanvallen. Een daad waar de doodstraf op staat. Al snel wordt hun stille strijd opgemerkt door de Gestapo-inpecteur Escherich, waarmee een moorddadig kat- en muisspel begint dat het nut van Otto en Anna’s daden en hernieuwde liefde voor elkaar alleen maar versterkt. Hun kleurloze leven en huwelijk transformeert door hun vredige maar intensieve verzet. Meer dan zestig jaar na de eerste publicatie vlak na WOII werd Hans Fallada’s roman een wereldwijde bestseller. Gebaseerd op een waargebeurd verhaal, werd de indrukwekkende en bevrijdende vertelling door de Italiaanse schrijver en Auschwitz-overlever Primo Levi omschreven als "het beste boek over het Duitse verzet tegen de nazi’s ooit geschreven".
|If this is a man - The Truce
With the moral stamina and intellectual poise of a twentieth-century Titan, this slightly built, dutiful, unassuming chemist set out systematically to remember the German hell on earth, steadfastly to think it through, and then to render it comprehensible in lucid, unpretentious prose. He was profoundly in touch with the minutest workings of the most endearing human events and with the most contemptible. What has survived in Levi's writing isn't just his memory of the unbearable, but also, in THE PERIODIC TABLE and THE WRENCH, his delight in what made the world exquisite to him. He was himself a magically endearing man, the most delicately forceful enchanter I've ever known - PHILIP ROTH
|The castle of crossed destinies
A series of short, fantastic narratives inspired by fifteenth-century tarot cards and their archetypical images. Full-color and black-and-white reproductions of tarot cards.
|Blind willow, sleeping woman
A young man accompanies his cousin to the hospital to check an unusual hearing complaint and recalls a story of a woman put to sleep by tiny flies crawling inside her ear; a mirror appears out of nowhere and a nightwatchman is unnerved as his reflection tries to take control of him; a couple's relationship is unbalanced after dining exclusively on exquisite crab while on holiday; a man follows instructions on the back of a postcard to apply for a job, but an unknown password stands between him and his mysterious employer. In each one of these stories Murakami sidesteps the real and sprints for the surreal. Everyday events are transcended, leaving the reader dazzled by this master of his craft. Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman is Murakami's most eclectic collection of stories to date, spanning five years of his writing. An introduction explains the diversity of the author's choice.
|After the plague
The sixth collection of short stories by the award-winning author of World's End displays his remarkable gift for storytelling as well as his wide-ranging interests in everything from abortion doctors to air rage. 25,000 first printing.
|A brief history of time
|Stephen W. Hawking
plaats die wij mensen innemen in de enorme kosmos kan soms ronduit onbeduidend aanvoelen. Daarom proberen we er iets van te begrijpen en onze plaats daarin te duiden.
|'Great Expectations' is at once a superbly constructed novel of spellbinding mastery and a profound examination of moral values. Here, some of Dickens's most memorable characters come to play their part in a story whose title itself reflects the deep irony that shaped Dickens's searching reappraisal of the Victorian middle class. Simplified version.