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  • 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...

  • Sarah's Keyby Tatiana de Rosnay

    St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 8.49

    Paris, July 1942: Sarah, a ten year-old girl, is brutally arrested with her family by the French police in the Vel' d'Hiv' roundup, but not before she locks her younger brother in a cupboard in the family's apartment, thinking that she will be back within a few hours. Paris, May 2002: On Vel' d'Hiv's 60th anniversary, journalist Julia Jarmond is asked... more...

  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spyby John Le Carré

    Hodder & Stoughton 2008; US$ 10.99

    The enduring novel by one of our greatest storytellers. George Smiley, small, podgy and at best middle-aged, is one of the meek who do not inherit the earth. Yet he is also a senior British Intelligence officer, as devastating as he is self-effacing. In Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy we meet him in short-lived retirement, deserted by his beautiful... more...

  • A Most Wanted Manby John Le Carré

    Hodder & Stoughton 2009; US$ 10.99

    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 round his neck. He is a devout Muslim. Or is he? He says his name is Issa. Annabel, an idealistic young German civil rights lawyer, determines to save Issa from deportation. Soon her client's survival... more...

  • A Perfect Spyby John Le Carré

    Hodder & Stoughton 2008; US$ 9.99

    le Carré's most autobiographical novel is also widely held to be his masterpiece, and the finest spy novel of the twentieth-century. 'le Carré's best book, and one of the finest English novels of the twentieth century' Philip Pullman 'Without doubt his masterpiece.' The Sunday Times 'A perfect work of fiction' The Sunday Times ... more...

  • Our Kind of Traitorby John le Carré

    Penguin Books Ltd 2010; US$ 12.68

    In John le Carré's electrifying novel Our Kind of Traitor , innocents abroad are drawn into the darkest recesses of the financial world. Britain is in the depths of recession. A left-leaning young Oxford academic and his barrister girlfriend take an off-peak holiday on the Caribbean island of Antigua. By seeming chance they bump into a Russian millionaire... more...

  • The Consolations of Philosophyby Alain De Botton

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 16.95

    From the author of How Proust Can Change Your Life , a delightful, truly consoling work that proves that philosophy can be a supreme source of help for our most painful everyday problems. Perhaps only Alain de Botton could uncover practical wisdom in the writings of some of the greatest thinkers of all time. But uncover he does, and the result is... more...

  • Holistic Mobile Game Development with Unityby Penny de Byl

    CRC Press 2014; US$ 49.95

    Holistic Mobile Game Development with Unity: An All-In-One Guide to Implementing Mechanics, Art Design and Programming for iOS and Android Games Master mobile game design and development in this all-in-one guide to creating iOS and Android games in the cutting-edge game engine, Unity . By using Penny de Byl’s holistic method, you will learn about... more...

  • Knight's Shadowby Sebastien de Castell

    Quercus 2015; US$ 13.99

    'One hell of a good book' Conn Iggulden The Greatcoats have found the heir to the throne . . . but now they must keep her alive, against all the odds. Falcio Val Mond has completed the final task given to him by the late King Paelis: he has found the King's Charoites (well, one at least). But his task isn't over, and now he, Kest and Brasti... more...

  • Designing Tito's Capitalby Brigitte Le Normand

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2014; US$ 27.95

    The devastation of World War II left the Yugoslavian capital of Belgrade in ruins. Communist Party leader Josip Broz Tito saw this as a golden opportunity to recreate the city through his own vision of socialism. In Designing Tito’s Capital , Brigitte Le Normand analyzes the unprecedented planning process called for by the new leader, and the determination... more...