Slowly Down the Ganges

'Slowly Down the Ganges' is visible as a classic Newby masterpiece, along 'A brief stroll within the Hindu Kush' and 'Love and conflict within the Apennines'. advised with Newby's self-deprecating humour and wry recognition to element, it is a vintage of the style and a window into a fascinating piece of historical past. On his forty-forth birthday, Eric Newby units out on a massive trip: to go back and forth the 1,200-mile size of India's holy river. In a erroneous try and hold him out of hassle, Wanda, his life-long commute better half and spouse, is to be his fellow boatwoman. Their plan is to start within the nice undeniable of Hardwar and end within the Bay of Bengal, however the trip shortly turns into markedly slower and extra treacherous than both had imagined - working aground sixty-three instances within the first six days. traveling in various risky boats, in addition to by way of rail, bus and bullock cart, and resting at sandbanks and distant villages, the Newbys stumble upon attractive characters and wonderful mishaps, together with the non-existence of large-scale maps of the rustic, a realisation that questions of natural 'logic' reason grave offense and, on one get together, the single individual in sight for miles is an outdated guy who's himself not sure the place he's. Newby's in basic terms comfort: on a river, in the event you cross downstream, you are guaranteed to prove somewhere...

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The Sweet Life in Paris: Delicious Adventures in the World's Most Glorious - and Perplexing - City

By David Lebovitz


Like such a lot of others, David Lebovitz dreamed approximately dwelling in Paris ever seeing that he first visited town within the Eighties. ultimately, after a virtually two-decade occupation as a pastry chef and cookbook writer, he moved to Paris to begin a brand new existence. Having filled all his worldly assets into 3 suitcases, he arrived, hopes excessive, at his new condominium within the energetic Bastille local.

But he quickly found it is a assorted global en France.

From studying the ironclad principles of social behavior to the mysteries of men's shoes, from shopkeepers who paintings so not easy to not promote you something to the etiquette of operating the precise method round the cheese plate, here's David's tale of the way he got here to fall in love with—and even understand—this excellent, but occasionally maddening, city.

When did he discover he had morphed into un vrai parisien? it could possibly were whilst he chanced on himself contemplating a purchase order of men's costume socks with comic strip characters on them. or even the time he went to a financial institution with one hundred thirty five euros in hand to make a 134-euro check, was once advised the financial institution had no switch that day, and notion it used to be thoroughly common. Or whilst he came across himself dressing as much as take out the rubbish simply because he had come to just accept that during Paris appearances and photo suggest every little thing.

The greater than fifty unique recipes, for dishes either savory and candy, reminiscent of beef Loin with Brown Sugar–Bourbon Glaze, Braised Turkey in Beaujolais Nouveau with Prunes, Bacon and Bleu Cheese Cake, Chocolate-Coconut Marshmallows, Chocolate Spice Bread, Lemon-Glazed Madeleines, and Mocha–Crème Fraîche Cake, could have readers operating to the kitchen when they cease giggling.

The candy lifestyles in Paris is a deliciously humorous, offbeat, and irreverent examine the town of lighting, cheese, chocolate, and different confections.

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By Dick Francis

After his buddy is killed in a horse-racing coincidence, up-and-coming glass artisan Gerard Logan reveals himself embroiled in a perilous look for a stolen videotape--a videotape that simply may perhaps break his personal lifestyles.

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Bleeding Hearts: A Novel

By Ian Rankin

Michael Weston is paid wealthy his paintings and ask no questions. if you are a certified murderer, overall secrecy is a part of the task. yet after a profitable challenge in London, the police are instantly on his tail. How did they know the way to discover him? And who's his nameless enterprise? Why did she or he wish his goal, a television reporter, killed? was once he organize from the beginning? The questions lead Weston to his nemesis Hoffer, a personal detective who has been searching him for years. Ever due to the fact Weston by accident killed an blameless American woman, her grieving father has hired Hoffer on a continuing venture to convey Weston to justice. may Hoffer eventually have set a snare that labored? Weston units out to discover his mysterious business enterprise, touring from London to Glasgow to Seattle-even if it skill encountering Hoffer face-to-face ultimately. With the intense eye for personality and taut pacing that experience made him an the world over popular bestseller, Ian Rankin grants a gripping tale that examines what occurs while the murderer turns into the objective, and proves all over again that "in Rankin, you can't get it wrong" (Boston Globe).

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By Arthur Hailey

Arthur Hailey’s blockbuster #1 New York Times bestseller, which was once made right into a hit movie, takes readers behind the curtain of an airport and into the cockpit of a passenger jet in the course of a time of crisis 

As a raging snow fall wreaks havoc at Lincoln overseas Airport outdoors Chicago, airport and airline team of workers attempt to focus on this unstoppable strength of nature that's endangering millions of lives. And within the air, a lone aircraft struggles to arrive its vacation spot. Over the process seven pulse-pounding hours, a annoying human drama performs out as an excellent airport supervisor, an boastful pilot, a difficult upkeep guy, and a stunning stewardess try to circumvent disaster.

Featuring a various solid of vivid characters, Airport is either a pragmatic depiction of the airline and a unique of nail-biting suspense.

This e-book encompasses a foreword via the author.

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The Coffin Dancer: A Novel (Lincoln Rhyme)

By Jeffery Deaver

From no 1 New York Times bestselling writer Jeffery Deaver, this masterly mystery travels at breakneck velocity as criminologist Lincoln Rhyme and his protégé Amelia Sachs tune down an inventive killer.

Detective Lincoln Rhyme, the most important criminalist within the NYPD, is at the hunt for an elusive assassin referred to as the Coffin Dancer. He’s an excellent hit guy who adjustments his visual appeal speedier than he provides to his path of sufferers, just one of whom has lived lengthy sufficient to supply a clue: the murderer has an eerie tattoo on his arm of the awful Reaper waltzing in entrance of a casket.

Rhyme, paralyzed from a line-of-duty twist of fate, is sure he’s noticeable this killer ahead of, and his suspicion of an prior come across fuels a sour style for vengeance. whilst the chameleon-like murderer ambitions 3 federal witnesses for loss of life, the stakes achieve a brand new excessive. Now Rhyme’s brainpower and his protégée Detective Amelia Sachs’s legwork are the single instruments they must tune the crafty assassin via a darkly painted long island City—and they've got basically forty-eight hours earlier than the Coffin Dancer moves again.

Like Deaver’s prior bestselling Lincoln Rhyme novels, this mental mystery combines spine-chilling forensic aspect with a turbocharged plot. this is often page-turning suspense of the top order.

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Mind of Winter: A Novel (P.S. (Paperback))

By Laura Kasischke

Laura Kasischke, the severely acclaimed and nationally bestselling poet and writer of The Raising, returns Mind of Winter, a depressing and chilling mystery that mixes household drama with components of mental suspense and horror—an addictive story of denial and guilt that's half Joyce Carol Oates and half Chris Bohjalian.

On a snowy Christmas morning, Holly pass judgement on awakens with the fragments of a nightmare floating at the fringe of her recognition. Something them from Russia. Thirteen years in the past, she and her husband Eric followed child Tatty, their lovely, black-haired Rapunzel, from the Pokrovka Orphanage #2. Now, at fifteen, Tatiana is extra attractive than ever—and disturbingly erratic.

As a snowstorm rages outdoors, Holly and Tatiana are by myself. With every one passing hour, Tatiana’s temper darkens, and her habit turns into more and more scary . . . till Holly reveals she now not acknowledges her daughter.

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Fatal Affair: One Night with You (The Fatal Series)

By Marie Force

Walking the skinny blue line…  

Detective Sergeant Sam Holland of the Washington, DC, Metro Police wishes a tremendous win to salvage her career—and her confidence—after a disastrous research. the ideal chance arises while Senator John O'Connor is located brutally murdered in his mattress, and Sam is assigned to the case. concerns get advanced while Sam has to workforce up with Nick Cappuano, O'Connor's good friend and leader of staff…and the guy Sam had a memorable one-night stand with years prior. Their sexual chemistry nonetheless sizzles, and Sam has to struggle to stick serious about the case. napping with a fabric witness is one other mistake she cannot afford—especially whilst the our bodies continue piling up.

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15 Seconds: A Novel

By Andrew Gross

A author “in the corporate of kid and Coben” (Connecticut Post), New York Times bestseller Andrew Gross is the acclaimed writer of The Blue Zone, Eyes broad Open, and different unheard of suspense thrillers.

With 15 Seconds, he promises an electrifying, lightning-paced tale of a determined guy at the run, attempting to store his relations from the faceless enemy that’s made up our minds to spoil all of them. A gripping story of a lifestyles became upside-down in 15 Seconds, Gross’s stunner is a needs to for fanatics of James Patterson, David Baldacci, Jeffery Deaver, Lisa Gardner, Nelson DeMille, Tess Gerritsen, or someone who likes motion and suspense performed to perfection.

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