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Initial post: 25 Apr 2014 09:26:57 BDT
Portybelle says:
This looks good and has lots of positive reviews. Sorry if it's been posted before - hard to keep up!

The Illegal Gardener (The Greek Village Collection.)

Sara Alexi weaves an entrancing story of the burgeoning relationship that develops between two people from very different backgrounds and cultures, an English woman living in Greece and the Pakistani illegal immigrant who becomes her gardener and house boy. Each comes with their own problems, their own past baggage, and she explores these with sympathy and understanding as well as the many nuances of the differences in cultures as they become more and more dependent on each other.'

Posted on 25 Apr 2014 10:19:36 BDT
SmoothRule says:
The Gaming Dream

The Gaming Dream
A book about working in gaming

Part memoir, part guide, the Gaming Dream is an eye opening, true account of what it was like to work in the UK gaming industry back when the PS2 was king.

Francesco Fraulo loves playing games and really wants to get a job making them. He gets his chance when a bit of luck helps him get employed at a large gaming company. Things do not go to plan however and he learns that the gaming industry isn't the land of honey he thought it would be and he begins to wonder if it was all worth it.
Follow Frank as he experiences the launch of a new console launch and the creation of award winning games while trying to test his way up the game industry ladder.

His stories are full of funny behind the scenes anecdotes of what life working in gaming is really like. It gives a great insight into the companies, processes and people involved in making video games and is a must read for anyone thinking of joining the games industry.

Posted on 25 Apr 2014 10:31:15 BDT
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This one looks really sweet
Anita's Piano: A Witness to History
Anita has a wonderful life where playing the piano and music surrounds her. She lives in Brno, Czechoslovakia with her family down from the town's castle. But when she is just short of nine, her town is invaded by German military forces. She sees her happy world slowly crumble. She is bullied on the street and her family is ostracized, displaced time and again until at age 15, she is an orphan and left to fend for herself.

From Prince Mikhail of Chernigov to Stalin: Essays on Russian History and Film

A Moment's Surrender
Once, many years ago, Henryk Baranski told himself that he deserved to be loved. Now in 2013, when the doctor requests permission to operate on his beloved Anna, Professor Baranski runs a hand through his thick, silver hair. A lifetime of deception floods his head and he understands that he has not escaped. For long decades their affair has been buried deep but here, in Brighton once more, the phantoms of history are beginning to stir.

Posted on 25 Apr 2014 10:39:58 BDT
Jiro's Dream
A coming-of-age story about a young Japanese boy--Jiro--who dreams of being a fighter pilot with the Imperial Japanese Navy.

Holocaust in the Homeland: Black Wall Street's Last Days
Holocaust in the Homeland tells the story of one of the darkest days in US history. Envious locals in Tulsa dubbed the Greenwood section "Black Wall Street" because of its economic success, but that success was obliterated by a riot in 1921. The riot completely razed Greenwood, destroying the lives of its 10,000 residents. This account sees the events through the eyes of a fictional reporter.

The Bride Price: An African Romance (Chitundu Chronicles Book 1)
A teenage girl, Myrna Chitundu, dreams of becoming a doctor someday. She dreams of leaving the dusty African town of Blancville behind her and really changing the world, but she knows it will take a lot of hard work. Her hard work pays off when she is admitted to the Royal Academy - the first girl to ever be admitted to the prestigious all boys' school.

Posted on 25 Apr 2014 10:43:58 BDT
In the late Eighth Century, a Benedictine monk named Hadwyn is torn from his simple life to serve the kingdom's royal family, a life he thought he had escaped, only to be caught up in their deceptions, seductions, and schemes. As he grapples to stay loyal to both his kingdom and his faith, murder strips him of the only true friend he has ever known, and Hadwyn must choose between keeping his vows and seeking revenge.

The Sins of Fools (A William Craig Novel Book 1)
William Craig is an American sharpshooter, swimming against his shackles in the wake of a British ship. He's a breath away from changing the fate of his new country.

Henry Havoch: & the Mounted Musketeers
It was the Renaissance, time of progress and discovery. It was the Reformation, time of conflict and war. On the eve of the Thirty Years War, dukes and bishops fought fiercely for land and power with the Church's supremacy hanging in the balance. Yet, in the battlefields of Europe, battles were fought above all by the salt of the earth. Whether out of feudal loyalty, misguided faith or simply for the sake of filling an empty purse, peasants and mercenaries shed their blood for the sake of the mighty. Conflict and opportunity were but the same thing, and the dashing Henry Havoch would exploit the lords of Europe to his advancement, just as they would use him and his company of brigands to achieve their own greedy ends. These are the adventures of Captain Henry Havoch and his Mounted Musketeers.

Posted on 25 Apr 2014 11:12:28 BDT
Daisy's Mum says:
Good morning everybody

The Finalist
A Ghost of Justice
Cargo Lock 5
Justifiable Female Retribution
The Akashic Records
Return to Tobacco Road
The Curtain - A Novel
Ripper (Walker Burke)
Lightning's Child

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Apr 2014 11:53:06 BDT
Chapter1 says:
Thanks Daisy's Mum. I have downloaded three.

Posted on 25 Apr 2014 12:53:23 BDT
Adam Blake and his mother, Lucinda, have always moved around. Different towns, different schools, different kids. Adam just didn't know how different some of them might have been, not until he finds out that he is almost as far from being human as it gets.

A Tale of Fairies (The Other Side of Real Book 2)
Charlotte, a foster child, embarks on the adventure of a lifetime when she is adopted by three fairies and finds herself in the middle of a war for the crown of the Fairy Queen.

Posted on 25 Apr 2014 13:00:39 BDT
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The Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle has a Turner and Constable exhibition on at the moment which I plan to see tomorrow! i've seen some excellent works there, including Gauguin, Rembrandt, Van Gogh and Quentin Blake. This is my favourite though by William Holman Hunt. The true story behind the painting is as sad and tragic as the story it is depicting.

Here are some that haven't been posted before. They may have the same artist, but are a different set of paintings. I often sit and flick through these books on my computer admire these paintings before bed.

Twenty-Four Rembrandt's Paintings (Collection) for Kids
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (July 15, 1606, Leiden, Netherlands - October 4, 1669, Amsterdam, Netherlands) was a Dutch painter and etcher. He is generally considered one of the greatest painters and printmakers in European art and the most important in Dutch history. Periods: Baroque, Dutch Golden Age painting, Dutch Golden Age

Twenty-Four Francisco Goya's Paintings (Collection) for Kids
Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes (March 30, 1746, Fuendetodos, Spain - April 16, 1828, Bordeaux, France) was a Spanish romantic painter and printmaker regarded both as the last of the Old Masters and the first of the moderns. Period: Romanticism

Twenty-Four Henri Matisse's Paintings (Collection) for Kids
Henri-Émile-Benoît Matisse (December 31, 1869, Le Cateau-Cambrésis, France - November 3, 1954, Nice, France) was a French artist, known for his use of colour and his fluid and original draughtsmanship. He was a draughtsman, printmaker, and sculptor, but is known primarily as a painter. Periods: Impressionism, Modernism, Modern art, Fauvism, Neo-impressionism

Twenty-Four Leonardo da Vinci's Paintings (Collection) for Kids
Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci (April 15, 1452, Vinci, Italy - May 2, 1519, Amboise, France) was an Italian Renaissance polymath: painter, sculptor, architect, musician, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist, and writer. Period: High Renaissance

Twenty-Four Edgar Degas's Paintings (Collection) for Kids
Edgar Degas, born Hilaire-Germain-Edgar De Gas (July 19, 1834, Paris, France - September 27, 1917, Paris, France) was a French artist famous for his paintings, sculptures, prints, and drawings. He is especially identified with the subject of dance; more than half of his works depict dancers. Buried: Montmartre Cemetery, Paris, France Periods: Impressionism, Modern art, Realism Education: University of Paris, Lycée Louis-le-Grand

Twenty-Four Claude Monet's Paintings (Collection) for Kids
Oscar-Claude Monet (November 14, 1840, Paris, France - December 5, 1926, Giverny, France) was a founder of French Impressionist painting, and the most consistent and prolific practitioner of the movement's philosophy of expressing one's perceptions before nature, especially as applied to plein-air landscape painting. Series: Rouen Cathedral, Water Lilies, Poplar Series, Haystacks, Houses of Parliament series, Morning on the Seine Periods: Impressionism, Modern art Education: École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Académie Suisse

Twenty-Four Diego Rivera's Paintings (Collection) for Kids
Diego María de la Concepción Juan Nepomuceno Estanislao de la Rivera y Barrientos Acosta y Rodríguez, known as Diego Rivera (December 8, 1886, Guanajuato, Mexico - November 24, 1957, Mexico City, Mexico) was a prominent Mexican painter and the husband of Frida Kahlo. Spouse: Emma Hurtado (m. 1955-1957) Periods: Social realism, Modern art

Twenty-Four Edvard Munch's Paintings (Collection) for Kids
Edvard Munch (December 12, 1863, Ådalsbruk, Norway - January 23, 1944, Oslo, Norway) was a Norwegian painter and printmaker whose intensely evocative treatment of psychological themes built upon some of the main tenets of late 19th-century Symbolism and greatly influenced German Expressionism in the early 20th century. Periods: Expressionism, Symbolism, Modern art

Twenty-Four Frida Kahlo's Paintings (Collection) for Kids
Frida Kahlo de Rivera ( July 6, 1907, Coyoacán, Mexico - July 13, 1954, Coyoacán, Mexico) was a Mexican painter who is best known for her self-portraits. Kahlo's life began and ended in Mexico City, in her home known as the Blue House. Spouse: Diego Rivera (m. 1940-1954), Diego Rivera (m. 1929-1939) Periods: Magic realism, Surrealism, Modern art
Gustav Klimt (July 14, 1862, Baumgarten, Vienna, Austria - February 6, 1918, Vienna, Austria) was an Austrian symbolist painter and one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Secession movement. Klimt is noted for his paintings, murals, sketches, and other objets d'art. Periods: Symbolism, Modern art, Vienna Secession, Art Nouveau

Posted on 25 Apr 2014 13:46:50 BDT
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Twenty-Four Henri Rousseau's Paintings (Collection) for Kids
Henri Julien Félix Rousseau (Born: May 21, 1844, Laval, France
Died: September 2, 1910, Paris, France) was a French Post-Impressionist painter in the Naïve or Primitive manner. He was also known as Le Douanier, a humorous description of his occupation as a toll collector. Periods: Post-Impressionism, Naïve art, Modern art

Twenty-Four Hokusai's Paintings (Collection) for Kids
Katsushika Hokusai (October 31, 1760, Edo - May 10, 1849, Edo) was a Japanese artist, ukiyo-e painter and printmaker of the Edo period. He was influenced by such painters as Sesshu, and other styles of Chinese painting. Period: Ukiyo-e
Series: Oceans of Wisdom, Hokusai Manga, Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji, One Hundred Views of Mount Fuji

Twenty-Four Jackson Pollock's Paintings (Collection) for Kids
Paul Jackson Pollock, known as Jackson Pollock (January 28, 1912, Cody, Wyoming, United States - August 11, 1956, Springs, New York, United States), was an influential American painter and a major figure in the abstract expressionist movement. He was well known for his unique style of drip painting. Spouse: Lee Krasner (m. 1945-1956)
Periods: Modern art, Abstract expressionism Education: Art Students League of New York, Manual Arts High School

Twenty-Four Johannes Vermeer's Paintings (Collection) for Kids
Johannes, Jan or Johan Vermeer (October 31, 1632, Delft, Netherlands - December 15, 1675, Delft, Netherlands) was a Dutch painter who specialized in domestic interior scenes of middle-class life. Vermeer was a moderately successful provincial genre painter in his lifetime. Spouse: Catharina Bolnes (m. 1653-1675) Periods: Baroque, Dutch Golden Age painting, Dutch Golden Age

Twenty-Four John Singer Sargent's Paintings (Collection) for Kids
John Singer Sargent (January 12, 1856 - April 14, 1925) was an American artist, considered the "leading portrait painter of his generation" for his evocations of Edwardian era luxury. During his career, he created roughly 900 oil paintings and more than 2,000 watercolors, as well as countless sketches and charcoal drawings. His oeuvre documents worldwide travel, from Venice to the Tyrol, Corfu, the Middle East, Montana, Maine, and Florida.

Twenty-Four Marc Chagall's Paintings (Collection) for Kids
Marc Zakharovich Chagall (July 6, 1887, Vitebsk, Belarus - March 28, 1985, Saint Paul de Vence, France) was a Belarussian-Russian-French artist. Art critic Robert Hughes referred to Chagall as "the quintessential Jewish artist of the twentieth century". Periods: Expressionism, Surrealism, Cubism, Modern art, Fauvism

Twenty-Four Mary Cassatt's Paintings (Collection) for Kids
Mary Stevenson Cassatt (May 22, 1844, Allegheny, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States - June 14, 1926, Paris, France) was an American painter and printmaker. She lived much of her adult life in France, where she first befriended Edgar Degas and later exhibited among the Impressionists. Periods: American Impressionism, Impressionism, Modern art

Twenty-Four Pablo Picasso's Paintings (Collection) for Kids
Pablo Ruiz y Picasso, also known as Pablo Picasso (October 25, 1881, Málaga, Ispanija - April 8, 1973, Mougins, France), was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, stage designer, poet and playwright who spent most of his adult life in France. Full name: Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Ruiz y Picasso
Periods: Cubism, Picasso's Rose Period, Picasso's African Period, Modern art, Picasso's Blue Period, Analytic cubism, Synthetic cubism

Twenty-Four Paul Cezanne's Paintings (Collection) for Kids
Paul Cézanne (January 19, 1839, Aix-en-Provence, France - October 22, 1906, Aix-en-Provence, France) was a French artist and Post-Impressionist painter whose work laid the foundations of the transition from the 19th-century conception of artistic endeavour to a new and radically different world of art in the 20th century. Spouse: Marie-Hortense Fiquet (m. 1886) Periods: Post-Impressionism, Cubism, Impressionism, Modern art Education: Aix-Marseille University (1858-1861), Académie Suisse

Twenty-Four Paul Gauguin's Paintings (Collection) for Kids
Eugène Henri Paul Gauguin (June 7, 1848, Paris, France - May 8, 1903, Atuona) was a leading French Post-Impressionist artist who was not well appreciated until after his death. Periods: Post-Impressionism, Modern art

Posted on 25 Apr 2014 14:07:36 BDT
I've got a massive Klee print in my flat
Twenty-Four Paul Klee's Paintings (Collection) for Kids
Paul Klee (December 18, 1879, Münchenbuchsee, Switzerland - June 29, 1940, Muralto, Switzerland) was a painter born in Münchenbuchsee, Switzerland, and is considered to be a Swiss German. His highly individual style was influenced by movements in art that included expressionism, cubism, and surrealism. Nationality: German Education: Academy of Fine Arts, Munich Periods: Expressionism, Surrealism, Cubism, German Expressionism, Bauhaus style, Modern art, Der Blaue Reiter

Twenty-Four Salvador Dali's Paintings (Collection) for Kids
Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech, 1st Marqués de Dalí de Pubol (May 11, 1904 - January 23, 1989), known as Salvador Dalí, was a prominent Spanish Catalan surrealist painter born in Figueres, Spain. Dalí's expansive artistic repertoire included film, sculpture, and photography, in collaboration with a range of artists in a variety of media.Dalí attributed his "love of everything that is gilded and excessive, my passion for luxury and my love of oriental clothes"[3] to an "Arab lineage", claiming that his ancestors were descended from the Moors. Dalí was highly imaginative, and also enjoyed indulging in unusual and grandiose behavior. His eccentric manner and attention-grabbing public actions sometimes drew more attention than his artwork, to the dismay of those who held his work in high esteem, and to the irritation of his critics.

Posted on 25 Apr 2014 14:47:24 BDT
and Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne - in French!
Le tour du monde en quatre-vingts jours (French Edition)

Posted on 25 Apr 2014 17:21:58 BDT
Mob Daughter: The Mafia, Sammy 'The Bull' Gravano and Me!

A hefty biography of Marilyn Monroe - Marilyn: The Passion and the Paradox

Picnic at the Iron Curtain: A Memoir: From the fall of the Berlin Wall to Ukraine's Orange Revolution

Posted on 25 Apr 2014 18:16:45 BDT
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oh cheers, DK! I love Marilyn and haven't seen that book before x and got that picnic book last summer, a nice little number.

A digital poetry pamphlet by Peter Urpeth that draws on the poet's engagement with the natural world in Scotland, especially Scotland's bird life and bird mythology. The pamphlet contains 16 poems published in Scotland's literary journals over the last 17 years, and written in the Angus Glens and the Outer Hebrides. The poems draw on the author's engagement with Gaelic mythology, Arctic and sub-Arctic shamanism, old English and Anglo-saxon, and personal interactions with the natural world. The work has been compared to the poetry of Basil Bunting and the Lyrical Ballads whilst being writtten in a simple and direct style.

Posted on 25 Apr 2014 18:56:01 BDT
Little Egret says:
Free again From Prince Mikhail of Chernigov to Stalin: Essays on Russian History and Film by Ken Zimmerman Jr.

Dundee Memories: social history by Ian M. Malcolm

growing up in a Blackness Road Tenement, through evacuation, employment in Dundee's thriving jute industry and entrance into the Merchant Navy.

Posted on 25 Apr 2014 18:58:38 BDT
Are You Cute?: A Visit with Allen Ginsberg
John Langsdorf was born in 1956 and died in 1996 from a heroin overdose. While a prolific and talented writer, his afflictions - agoraphobia, drug addiction and alcoholism - got in the way of Langsdorf fully realizing a career as a writer. Details of his life are sketchy - he was born in 1956 in West New York, New Jersey, a working class community across the Hudson from NYC. For many years Langsdorf lived in Hoboken, NJ. Even while his writing grew stronger, his life spiraled down and there's conjecture that his death was an intentional OD - a successful suicide attempt. He published little in his lifetime, most notably a selection of poems and prose in City Lights Anthology #4.

Dundee Memories: social history
The author, Ian M Malcolm, was born into a Scotland which has now almost entirely disappeared. The crowded, narrow streets of Dundee's Overgate which he describes have been replaced with shopping centres, the trams which rattled through the streets have long been silenced and Dundee University campus now stands on the site which used to be Hawkhill's busy community centre. In Dundee Memories, the routine and atmosphere of Dundee life in the twenties, thirties and forties is expertly recreated. Ian describes growing up in a Blackness Road Tenement, through evacuation, employment in Dundee's thriving jute industry and his eventual entrance in the Merchant Navy. He recalls in vivid detail the habits and incidents of an almost forgotten time.

Children of Dust and Heaven : A Diary from Nazi Occupation through the Holocaust
This book is written by Stefania Heilbrunna, Holocaust survivor and is based on her own harrowing experiences, as well as the diary of a young girl. The author interviewed hundreds of the residents of her town after the war and put together this powerful, historic vivid account of how the Nazis occupied her hometown in Poland and systematically tormented and killed so many Jews. Starting with Hitler's orders and the Nazi Occupation, the author describes how day to day life changed for everyone around her. Simple routines and joys taken away day by day, but the struggle to survive was strong. From the overcrowding of the ghetto, to lack of food and water to the deportations to concentration camps, work camps and death camps of the Holocaust, the author details it all.

Posted on 25 Apr 2014 19:03:20 BDT
Little Egret says:
Blueberry Delights Cookbook: A Collection of Blueberry Recipes (Cookbook Delights Series 2) by Karen Jean Matsko Hood

36 Recipes For Bean Soup - The Easy Bean Soup Recipe Collection (The Amazing Recipes for Soup and Ultimate Soup Recipes Collection) by Pamela Kazmierczak

Black Bean & Potato Chili Soup
Black Bean Soup
Black Bean-Pumpkin Soup
Black-Eyed Pea Soup
Chicken Lima Bean Soup
Chipotle Butternut Squash Soup
Easy Minestrone Soup
Macaroni Bean Soup
Mexican Bean Barley Soup
Mexican Black Bean Soup with Cumin
Navy Bean Squash Soup
Sausage & Bean Soup
Three bean soup with vegetables & pasta
Tuscan Chard and Cannellini Bean Soup
White Bean Soup

Vegetarian Value Pack 1 - 200 Vegetarian Recipes - Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner and Snack Recipes For Vegetarians (Vegetarian Cookbook and Vegetarian Recipes Collection 21) by Pamela Kazmierczak

Smoothies, Dips,
Grilled Eggplant, Tomato and Mozzarella Salad
Swiss Cheese and Cauliflower Stuffed Crepes
Three-bean Chili Bowl Topped with Sharp Cheddar Cheese
Zesty Garbanzo and Sunflower Seed Pasta

Posted on 25 Apr 2014 19:05:56 BDT
Little Egret says:
The Best 100 Beaches in Devon (The Best UK Beaches Book 2)
Alan Tongue - North Devon to the Jurassic Coast.

And more idiosyncratic Japanese photographs
dinner party by tunetika murayama

Posted on 25 Apr 2014 19:24:02 BDT
Little Egret says:
Poor Mans Cook Book by Richard Gulkie

European Cookbook Series: Portuguese Famous Recipes by Claude DeLucca

Posted on 25 Apr 2014 20:04:08 BDT
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I love old photos
Korea 1950s Book 1: 100 Color Photographs

My Life in Concrete Soccer Cities: The True Story of an Inner City Soccer Coach & Educator
Welcome to the true story of my life. From a modest upbringing in a town never before exposed to soccer, to the playing fields of competitive NCAA Division I soccer. From the plush grass fields, coaching next to farms in the suburbs, to the concrete courts and metal fences that surrounded them in NYC. I would be left to find my own way in a world where anything could happen and often did. The tragedy, the violence, the assaults and the murders would all impact me. Soccer would expose me to a world many don't even know exists. I am forever grateful for all the great people the game has introduced me to, all the beautiful cultures that have been shown to me and most of all the lasting relationships I have been able to establish. This is a journey that doesn't require you to be a soccer junkie to appreciate. It is a real story about my life's journey so far - My life in concrete soccer cities.

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Apr 2014 10:16:32 BDT
Ange says:
Sadly, Dundee Memories now not free... 8-(
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