ALCOTT, Louise May
HODGSON BURNETT, Frances
DA CRUZ, Bento
CHOZA, Jacinto - GONZALEZ DEL VALLE, José María
In 1997 the author was commissioned to write a good article on Bob Satterfield a heavy weight boxer who was in the ring between 1945 and 1957. He was looking for an interesting story to tell his readers, so he gladly accepted the job, though he knew nothing at all about the mysterious boxer. His research found him a man living miserably on the street, telling all the world that he was the Champion... read more
The author addresses many topics. They include Renaissance, Enlightenment, Romanticism, idealism, ideology and the Church and the modern world. One could say that the central theme of the work is the process of secularization that has invaded the contemporary world. This change is understood on the one hand, as the absolute autonomy of man, which has led to great human tragedies in the political and social fields... read more
At the beginning of World War II in the Pacific, US, Filipino and Japanese soldiers battled on the Philippine peninsula of Bataan. The Japanese were victorious, capturing 76,000 Americans and Filipinos. From then until the Japanese surrendered in August, 1945, the prisoners of war suffered unparalleled cruelty and savagery.... read more
1942, Warsaw. Mika, a young Polish boy, inherits from his grandfather, a university professor killed in the Warsaw ghetto, his puppets and a large coat full of pockets. The child, to alleviate the plight of orphaned children from the ghetto, does performances with the puppets for them. For a moment, he successfully makes them, and also many adults, forget the misery of the ghetto... read more
The book’s editors recommend “the use of one's imagination” in this book, and understandably so: Imagine an English stately home, where a relatively young widower lives with his three daughters. Imagine that one of them, 11 years old, is a genius in chemistry (or rather poisons) and combines a limitless persistence to talents that Sherlock Holmes would want for himself... read more
It's the story about a 14 year old boy who works as a spy for the United Kingdom. The book shows great values as friendship, sacrifice and the support of the family... read more
This play of the life of Saint Thomas More became the playwright's most famous work, made all the more remarkable for being written by a non-Catholic. Robert Bolt was born in Manchester in 1924. His career began in insurance, switched to the Royal Air Force and then settled into school teaching. His West End success came in 1957 and the play became a successful film... read more
Bird is an expert travel journalist, with some trips illustrated by her photographs. She was the first woman chosen by the Royal Geographical Society. She toured Australia, Hawaii, Japan, China, Vietnam, Holy Land, Persia, Kurdistan, Tibet, Manchuria, and finally Korea and Morocco... This book contains the memoirs of her expedition to Colorado (USA) in 1878, in 17 long letters written to her sister in Scotland... read more
Prizewinning author Jonathan Harr embarks on a journey to discover the long lost painting known as "The Taking of Christ". Its mysterious fate has captivated Carravaggio scholars for years. After Francesca Cappeletti, a post graduate student, stumbles across a clue in a dusty archive on a hilltop near the Adriatic, she tracks the painting across Europe and hundreds of years of history... read more
Our world and our lives are configured by our memories. What would happen if we lost them, and also if others could revive them? This is precisely what happens to Alma Konachek, a 74-year old widow living in Cape Town: she loses her memory. Some unknown individuals visit her house a number of times. Little by little she learns that they are looking for a spectacular fossil which her husband had discovered before his sudden death... read more
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