IZQUIERDO, César - SOLER, Carlos
GÓMEZ DE VELASCO, Francisco
GOMEZ BORRERO, Paloma
GENOA, Catalina de
GARCÍA-TREVIJANO [FORTE], Antonio
CORRAL LAFUENTE, José Luis
FRONTERA [ROIG], Damián
"The Story of Alice" was published in the sesquicentennial of "Alice in Wonderland" and focuses on Lewis Carroll (the author of "Alice in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking-Glass"), Alice Liddell (the little girl who inspired those stories), and the resulting "Alice" the phenomenon itself, as well as the continuing influence the Alice stories have had. This book is about how those two Lewis Carroll stories came to be written... read more
Jess Aarons, a shy boy of 11 living in the countryside in the U.S.A., is training to become his school's fastest runner. But on the very first day of classes, a new girl, Leslie Burke, wins in a race against all the boys. The two children become friends, and he discovers to his surprise that she is the only daughter of wealthy and educated family... read more
The book is the story of an English, Catholic noble family, the Marchmain, of wich there are 4 children: Sebastian, Brideshead, Julia and Cordelia. The story is told by Charles Ryder, who met and befriended Sebastian at the University of Oxford. The theme of the book is the action of God's grace upon a group of distinct and close people... read more
It is the first novel of a series with detective Dupin as a protagonist. In picturesque Pont-Aven the owner of the legendary Central Hotel, abode of Gauguin and other famous artists, gets murdered. What could motivate a multiple knifing of a 91-year old? Dupin begins by investigating the last days of the victim, but the quest gets complicated by the appearance of a second corpse at the nearby coast... read more
Hannigan has written a gripping story of this large nation. The uninitiated will be surprised with the complexity and difficulties of the history of this country through the centuries. The author combines convincing historical analysis with fine writing style. It is a useful and enjoyable introduction to the long history of this country of Southeast Asia... read more
‘Avenger’ is the story of vigilante Cal Dexter's pursuit of a Serbian warlord into the jungles of the fictional Republic of San Martin. Dexter, a former Vietnam tunnel rat, now small-town attorney and clandestine kidnapper of refugees from justice, is after Zoran Zilic, a gangster who has escaped Serbia with a fortune but not before savagely killing an American aid worker who happens to be the grandson of a billionaire mining magnate... read more
The book's thesis is that in order for a listener to remember an idea it should be presented in such a way that its retention should be taken into account. They propose a strategy based on telling unexpected specific and believable stories which also have an emotional component. They give many real life examples... read more
Joseph Pearce works at the Ave Maria University, in Florida. He specializes in the study of contemporary Christian writers. This particular work focuses on many 20th Century figures from Britain who, just as the author himself, coincide in having taken a path of conversion to Christianity... read more
An old biography of Augustus (Octavian), Emperor of Rome, who was born in 63 B.C., and died in 14 A.D. The author marks that his main success was not military victories (Augustus was a weak general), but above all his performance in politics: he had a good common sense, that helped him to reform the old republic... read more
Captain MacWhirr is the skipper of a small steamer called Nan-Shan and is a cautious and unimaginative man. Yet he is caught up in a typhoon or great violence and heroically struggles to bring the steamer safely to harbour in Fun-chan... read more
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