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Taal: engels

Auteur: Lily King

'It's that moment about two months in, when you think you've finally got a handle on the place. Suddenly it feels within your grasp . . . feels entirely yours. It's the briefest, purest euphoria. '

It is December 1932 and Andrew Bankson, isolated for several years whilst studying a tribe in New Guinea, is increasingly frustrated by his research. Then on Christmas Eve, he meets Nell Stone, famous and controversial anthropologist, and her wry, mercurial husband, Fen. Enthralled by the magnetic couple, Bankson promises to take Nell and Fen to a new tribe they can study, and within months the three are producing their best ever work. But this intense new environment is dangerous as well as invigorating, and soon Bankson has ignited a firestorm of fierce love and jealousy that burns out of control. Ultimately, their ground-breaking work will make history, but not without terrible sacrifice.

Set between the wars in a landscape on the brink of massive and irreversible change, Euphoria is a captivating story of desire, possession and discovery inspired by real events in the life of Margaret Mead, a woman whose work changed the way we understand our world.

Expo 58

Taal: engels

Auteur: Jonathan Coe

Expo 58 by Jonathan Coe - Spies, girls and an Englishman abroad. Trust no one. London, 1958: unassuming civil servant Thomas Foley is plucked from his desk job and sent on a six-month trip to Brussels. His task: to keep an eye on The Britannia, a brand new pub which will form the heart of the British presence at Expo 58 - the biggest World's Fair of the century. As soon as he arrives, Thomas is equally bewitched by the surreal, gigantic Atomium, which stands at the heart of this brave new world, and by Anneke, a lovely Flemish hostess. But Thomas's new-found sense of freedom comes at a price: two British spies are following him. For fans of Jonathan Coe's classic comic bestsellers What a Carve Up! and The Rotters' Club, this hilarious new novel, which is set in the Mad Men period of the mid 50s, will also be loved by readers of Nick Hornby, William Boyd and Ian McEwan. 'Clever and funny, enthralling and moving. Wonderful!' Daily Mail 'Rich and splendidly comic' Independent

Fallen Land

Taal: engels

Auteur: Patrick Flanery

A new novel from the author of the highly acclaimed }Absolution{, this is a story powered by a fierce anger at the utter failure of the American dream, and the greatest fears that lurk in every one of us. Combining this literary vision with the page-turning attributes of a thriller, it's a compelling read. 'Thrillingly tense and atmospheric. . . Comparisons with Nathaniel Hawthorne would not be extravagant' }Financial Times

Fighting France: From Dunkerque to Belfort

Taal: engels

Auteur: Edith Wharton

As nuanced in her observations of human behavior as she is in her vivid depictions of French landscape and architecture, Wharton fully exploited her unique position as consort to Walter Barry, president of the American Chamber of Commerce in Paris, which allowed her unparalleled access to life in the trenches. Sensitive without sentimentality, and offering a valuable and extremely rare female perspective of a war dominated by the male viewpoint, this series of articles is nothing less than an inspirational testament to the strength of the human spirit at a time of the greatest adversity.

Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock

Taal: engels

Auteur: Matthew Quick

A powerful and important book for fans of Mark Haddon, THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK and Jay Asher. How would you spend your birthday if you knew it would be your last? Eighteen-year-old Leonard Peacock knows exactly what he'll do. He'll say goodbye. Not to his mum - who he calls Linda because it annoys her - who's moved out and left him to fend for himself. Nor to his former best friend, whose torments have driven him to consider committing the unthinkable. But to his four friends: a Humphrey-Bogart-obsessed neighbour, a teenage violin virtuoso, a pastor's daughter and a teacher. Most of the time, Leonard believes he's weird and sad but these friends have made him think that maybe he's not. He wants to thank them, and say goodbye. In this riveting and heart-breaking book, acclaimed author Matthew Quick introduces Leonard Peacock, a hero as warm and endearing as he is troubled. And he shows how just a glimmer of hope can make the world of difference.

Gaia Girls - Way of water

Auteur: Lee Welles

Taal: engels

Miho's backyard had always been the sea. The creatures within it were an endless source of fascination. But when the sea steals away her small family, she finds herself the ward of an uncle she has never met and submerged in a world she has never known: Japan. From the city of Nagoya to the seaside town of Goza, Miho struggles to fit in and navigate the language, the culture and her own grief. It is in Goza that she discovers her surprising family history and finds new teachers. She is befriended by an old man who becomes her Sensei and teaches her Sho-do, The Way of the Brush. And it is there she meets Gaia, the living entity of the Earth. Gaia grants her amazing powers to connect with the ''minds in the water'' and Miho is given access and understanding to all the world's oceans. Will she be able to use her powers to help balance the traditions of the past with the demands of the present? Can she overcome her outsider status to help others understand The Way of Water?

Gaia Girls - Enter the earth

Auteur: Lee Welles

Taal: engels

Elizabeth Angier was happy that summer vacation was near. She thought her summer on the family farm would be full of work and play with her best friend Rachel, and her dog Maizey.

However, Elizabeth didn't anticipate the Harmony Farms Corporation moving in. Her world starts to crumble as Rachel moves, her parents begin to whisper of farmers selling and she learns about the negative effects of factory farming.

Just as everything she loves is threatened. Elizabeth meets the most unusual creature, Gaia. the living entity of the Earth. Strange things begin to happen to her, around her, and through her! Elizabeth discovers that with power comes responsibility. A dire mistake makes her wonder if meeting Gaia has been a blessing or a curse. Will Elizabeth learn to master her new Gaia Girl powers in time? Begin your adventure with Lee Welles' award-winning debut novel!

Geek girl

Taal: engels

Auteur: Holly Smale

My name is Harriet Manners, and I have always been a geek. The fourth book in the award-winning GEEK GIRL series. Harriet Manners knows many things. She knows that toilet roll was invented by the Chinese in 600 AD. She knows that a comet's tail always points away from the sun. And she knows that the average healthy heart beats 70 times per minute. Even when it's broken. But she knows nothing about making new friends at Sixth Form. Or why even her old friends seem to be avoiding her. And she knows even less about being a glittering supermodel success. Which she now is - apparently. Has Harriet's time to shine like a star finally arrived, or is she about to crash and burn?