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  • A Lily Among the Thornsby Miguel A. De La Torre

    Wiley 2007; US$ 21.95

    A new way for Christians to think about sexuality Author Miguel De La Torre, a well-respected ethicist and professor known for his innovative readings of Christian doctrine, rejects both the liberal and conservative prejudices about sex. He instead develops an ethic that is liberative yet grounded soundly in the Bible; a sexuality that celebrates... more...

  • A Delicate Truthby John le Carré

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; Not Available

    A counter-terror operation, codenamed Wildlife , is being mounted in Britain's most precious colony, Gibraltar. Its purpose: to capture and abduct a high-value jihadist arms-buyer. Its authors: an ambitious Foreign Office Minister, and a private defence contractor who is also his close friend. So delicate is the operation that even the Minister's... more...

  • The Left Hand Of Darknessby Ursula K. Le Guin

    Little, Brown Book Group 2012; Not Available

    One of the most outstanding and enduring classics of science fiction. more...

  • The Spy Who Came in from the Coldby John le Carré; William Boyd

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; Not Available

    Alex Leamas is tired. It's the 1960s, he's been out in the cold for years, spying in Berlin for his British masters, and has seen too many good agents murdered for their troubles. Now Control wants to bring him in at last - but only after one final assignment. He must travel deep into the heart of Communist Germany and betray his country, a... more...

  • Lieutenant Nunby Catalina De Erauso

    Beacon Press 2011; US$ 18.00

    One of the earliest known autobiographies by a woman, this is the extraordinary tale of Catalina de Erauso, who in 1599 escaped from a Basque convent dressed as a man and went on to live one of the most wildly fantastic lives of any woman in history. A soldier in the Spanish army, she traveled to Peru and Chile, became a gambler, and even mistakenly... more...

  • An Account, Much Abbreviated, of the Destruction of the Indiesby Bartolomé De Las Casas; Franklin W. Knight; Andrew Hurley

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2003; US$ 11.95

    Fifty years after the arrival of Columbus, at the height of Spain?s conquest of the West Indies, Spanish bishop and colonist Bartolomé de Las Casas dedicated his Brevísima Relación de la Destruición de las Indias to Philip II of Spain. An impassioned plea on behalf of the native peoples of the West Indies, the Brevísima Relación catalogues in horrific... more...

  • A Most Wanted Manby John le Carre

    Scribner 2008; US$ 9.99

    Now a major film starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Willem Dafoe, and Robin Wright?the acclaimed bestselling novel about spies in ?The War on Terror.? A half-starved young Russian man in a long black overcoat is smuggled into Hamburg at dead of night. He has an improbable amount of cash secreted in a purse around his neck. He is a... more...

  • The Honourable Schoolboyby John le Carré

    Hodder & Stoughton 2009; Not Available

    George Smiley has become acting Chief of the Circus, or rather what remains of it. For the credibility of the British Secret Service has been shattered by his unmasking of a traitor within. It is being starved of funds by Whitehall, and sidelined by its American cousins. Smiley?s appointment, therefore, seems more like retribution than promotion.... more...

  • Smiley's Peopleby John le Carré

    Hodder & Stoughton 2008; Not Available

    The classic Cold War novel. Into a shadowy, violent and intricate world steeped in moral ambivalences steps George Smiley ? tubby, perceptive and morally perplexed as ever ? sometime acting Chief of the Circus, as the Secret Service is known. A Russian émigré woman is accosted in Paris in broad daylight by a Soviet intelligence officer. A scared... more...

  • The Little Drummer Girlby John le Carré

    Hodder & Stoughton 2008; Not Available

    Charlie is a promiscuous, unsuccessful, left-wing English actress in her twenties. She is in search of commitment. But to what, and to whom? We meet her first with a group of acting kids, taking a holiday on the Greek island of Mykonos. Kurtz is an embattled Israeli immigrant, and an officer of Israeli intelligence. His job is to stop terrorist... more...