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- Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 14.38
On 15 August 778, Charlemagne?s army was returning from a successful expedition against Saracen Spain when its rearguard was ambushed in a remote Pyrenean pass. Out of this skirmish arose a stirring tale of war, which was recorded in the oldest extant epic poem in French. The Song of Roland , written by an unknown poet, tells of Charlemagne?s warrior... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 6.99
Loaded with meaty trivia and tasty, bite-sized facts! mental_floss is proud to offer a delicious, hearty helping of brain-food that's sure to fire up your neurons and tantalize your synapses. Condensed Knowledge is a mouthwatering mix of intriguing facts, lucid explanations, and mind-blowing theories that will satisfy even the hungriest mind!... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99
Wisteria Lane has nothing on the grandes dames of mystery. . . . In the expert hands of fourteen unsurpassed storytellers, being a housewife takes on a whole new meaning. Get ready for a lethal mix of meddling mothers-in-law, creepy neighbors, cheating husbands, fickle female friends, careers left behind, out-of-control kids, steamy sex, and... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 17.99
Some time in the early 1960s, during the golden age of organized crime in America?the era that would inspire The Godfather ; Goodfellas , and even The Sopranos ?federal investigators pulled every known piece of information on more than 800 Mafia members worldwide into a thick, phone-book-sized directory. From old-school gangsters like Lucky Luciano... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 1988; US$ 33.58
'You have dark eyes. Gleams there that promise darkness '. Spanish poetry is astonishing in its richness and variety. This anthology covers the two great flowerings of Spanish verse: the first, which lasted to the end of the seventeenth century, and second, from the mid-nineteenth century through the Spanish Civil War, to the present. This... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2005; US$ 20.78
Combining traditional myth, oral history and re-worked European legend to depict an ancient realm of heroism and wonder, the seven tales collected here are among the most fantastical of all the Norse romances. Powerfully inspired works of Icelandic imagination, they relate intriguing, often comical tales of famous kings, difficult gods and women of... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 1994; US$ 14.38
An award-winning collection from Gerard Benson, creator of Poems on the Underground. James Berry and Wendy Cope appear alongside Milton and Shakespeare amongst others to make a wonderfully diverse, fun and exciting collection of verse that shows that poetry doesn't have to rhyme. more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2007; US$ 20.78
This is a selection from the 13the century collection of secular latin poems. Some are serious (eg Crusade poems) but the majority are light, including many love poems. A number of items from the Carmina are well known as text for Carl Orff's 'Scenic Cantata'. more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2005; US$ 17.58
Written around the thirteenth century AD by Icelandic monks, the seven tales collected here offer a combination of pagan elements tightly woven into the pattern of Christian ethics. They take as their subjects figures who are heroic, but do not fit into the mould of traditional heroes. Some stories concern characters in Iceland - among them Hrafknel's... more...