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Bargain Alert! A History of Modern Britain by Andrew Marr @AndrewMarr9 for £1.19! #KindleUK

July 4, 2015 Leave a comment

A History of Modern Britain by Andrew Marr

A History of Modern Britain‘ by Andrew Marr (Pan) is now available at the specially discounted price of £1.19 on the UK Kindle site. The US Kindle edition is priced at $2.51 (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers).

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Book Description

A History of Modern Britain confronts head-on the victory of shopping over politics. It tells the story of how the great political visions of New Jerusalem or a second Elizabethan Age, rival idealisms, came to be defeated by a culture of consumerism, celebrity and self-gratification. In each decade, political leaders think they know what they are doing, but find themselves confounded. Every time, the British people turn out to be stroppier and harder to herd than predicted.

Throughout, Britain is a country on the edge – first of invasion, then of bankruptcy, then on the vulnerable front line of the Cold War and later in the forefront of the great opening up of capital and migration now reshaping the world. This history follows all the political and economic stories, but deals too with comedy, cars, the war against homosexuals, Sixties anarchists, oil-men and punks, Margaret Thatcher’s wonderful good luck, political lies and the true heroes of British theatre.

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Bargain Alert! The Carpet People by Terry Pratchett for $1.99! @HMHCo (US)

July 3, 2015 Leave a comment

The Carpet People by Terry Pratchett

The Carpet People by Terry Pratchett (Clarion Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) is available for a limited time at the specially discounted price of $1.99 on the US Kindle site.

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Book Description

In the beginning, there was nothing but endless flatness. Then came the Carpet . . .

That’s the old story everyone knows and loves. But now the Carpet is home to many different tribes and peoples, and there’s a new story in the making. The story of Fray, sweeping a trail of destruction across the Carpet. The story of power-hungry mouls—and of two brothers who set out on an adventure to end all adventures when their village is flattened.

It’s a story that will come to a terrible end—if someone doesn’t do something about it. If everyonedoesn’t do something about it . . .

First published in 1971, this hilarious and wise novel marked the debut of the phenomenal Sir Terry Pratchett. Years later, Sir Terry revised the work, and this special collectable edition includes the updated text, his original color and black-and-white illustrations, and an exclusive story—a forerunner to The Carpet People created by the seventeen-year-old nascent writer who would become one of the world’s most beloved storytellers.

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Bargain Alert! Until I Say Good-Bye by Susan Spencer-Wendel, Bret Witter for $2.99! @HarperCollins (US)

July 3, 2015 Leave a comment

Until I Say Good-Bye: My Year of Living with Joy by Susan Spencer-Wendel and Bret Witter

Until I Say Good-Bye: My Year of Living with Joy by Susan Spencer-Wendel and Bret Witter (HarperCollins) is available for a limited time at the specially discounted price of $2.99 on the US Kindle site.

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Book Description

Susan Spencer-Wendel’s Until I Say Good-Bye: My Year of Living with Joy is a moving and inspirational memoir by a woman who makes the most of her final days after discovering she has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

After Spencer-Wendel, a celebrated journalist at the Palm Beach Post, learns of her diagnosis of ALS, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, she embarks on several adventures, traveling toseveral countries and sharing special experiences with loved ones. One trip takes Spencer-Wendel and her fourteen-year-old daughter, Marina, to New York City’s Kleinfeld’s Bridal to shop for Marina’s future wedding dress—an occasion that Susan knows she will never see.

Co-written with Bret Witter, Until I Say Good-Bye is Spencer-Wendel’s account of living a full life with humor, courage, and love, but also accepting death with grace and dignity. It’s a celebration of life, a look into the face of death, and the effort we must make to show the people that we love and care about how very much they mean to us.

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Bargain Alert! The Salt Roads by Nalo Hopkinson @Nalo_Hopkinson for $2.49! @OpenRoadMedia (US)

July 3, 2015 Leave a comment

The Salt Roads by Nalo Hopkinson

The Salt Roads by Nalo Hopkinson (Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy) is available for a limited time at the specially discounted price of $2.49 on the US Kindle site.

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Book Description

Nalo Hopkinson’s third novel invokes the goddess of love in the name of redemption 

Hopkinson’s time-traveling, genre-spanning novel weaves a common thread of spiritualism and hope through three intertwined stories of women possessed by Ezili, the goddess of love, as she inspires, inhabits, and guides them through trying personal and historical moments. Jeanne Duval is a talented entertainer suffering from the ravages of a sexually transmitted disease; Mer is a slave and talented doctor who bears witness as Saint Domingue throws off the yoke of colonial rule in the early nineteenth century; and Meritet is a woman of the night who finds religion her own way. Though the three are separated by many miles and centuries, a powerful bond draws them together.

Epic, wrenching, and passionate, The Salt Roads is laced with graceful, lyrical prose. Hopkinson has crafted a one-of-a-kind novel that spans hundreds of years and multiple countries to tell a mystical, heartrending story of self-worth, respect, and salvation.

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Bargain Alert! Lost Horizon by James Hilton for $1.99! @OpenRoadMedia (US)

July 3, 2015 Leave a comment

Lost Horizon: A Novel by James Hilton

Lost Horizon: A Novel by James Hilton (Open Road Media) is available for a limited time at the specially discounted price of $1.99 on the US Kindle site.

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Book Description

Hilton’s bestselling classic about a man who stumbles on the world’s last great hope for peace: Shangri-La

Hugh Conway saw humanity at its worst while fighting in the trenches of the First World War. Now, more than a decade later, Conway is a British diplomat serving in Afghanistan and facing war yet again—this time, a civil conflict forces him to flee the country by plane. When his plane crashes high in the Himalaya mountains, Conway and the other survivors are found by a mysterious guide and led to a breathtaking discovery: the hidden valley of Shangri-La.

Kept secret from the world for more than two hundred years, Shangri-La is like paradise—a place whose inhabitants live for centuries amid the peace and harmony of the fertile valley. But when the leader of the Shangri-La monastery falls ill, Conway and the others must face the daunting prospect of returning home to a world about to be torn open by war.

Thrilling and passionate, Lost Horizon is a masterpiece of modern fiction, and one of the most enduring books of the twentieth century.

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Bargain Alert! Bradbury Stories: 100 of His Most Celebrated Tales by Ray Bradbury for $2.99! @Morrow_P (US)

July 3, 2015 Leave a comment

Bradbury Stories: 100 of His Most Celebrated Tales by Ray Bradbury

Bradbury Stories: 100 of His Most Celebrated Tales by Ray Bradbury (William Morrow Paperbacks) is available for a limited time at the specially discounted price of $2.99 on the US Kindle site.

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Book Description

For more than sixty years, the imagination of Ray Bradbury has opened doors into remarkable places, ushering us across unexplored territories of the heart and mind while leading us inexorably toward a profound understanding of ourselves and the universe we inhabit. In this landmark volume, America’s preeminent storyteller offers us one hundred treasures from alifetime of words and ideas — tales that amaze, enthrall, and horrify; breathtaking journeys backward and forward in time; classic stories with the undiminished power to tantalize, mystify, elate, and move the reader to tears. Each small gem in the master’s collection remains as dazzling as when it first appeared in print.

There is magic in these pages: the wonders of interstellar flight, a conspiracy of insects, the early bloom of love in the warmth of August. Both the world of Ray Bradbury and its people are vivid and alive, as colorfully unique as a poker chip hand-painted by a brilliant artist or as warmly familiar as the well-used settings on a family’s dining room table. In a poor man’s desire for the stars, in the twisted night games of a hateful embalmer, in a magnificent fraud perpetrated to banish despair and repair a future, in a writer’s wonderful death is the glowing proof of the timeless artistry of one of America’s greatest living bards.

The one hundred stories in this volume were chosen by Bradbury himself, and span a career that blossomed in the pulp magazines of the early 1940s and continues to flourish in the new millennium. Here are representatives of the legendary author’s finest works of short fiction, including many that have not been republished for decades, all forever fresh and vital, evocative and immensely entertaining. This is Bradbury at his very best — golden visions of tomorrow, poetic memories of yesterday, dark nightmares and glorious dreams — a grand celebration of humankind, God’s intricate yet poignantly fallible machineries of joy.

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Bargain Alert! Perfect Ruin by Lauren DeStefano @LaurenDeStefano for £1.99! @HarperVoyagerUK #KindleUK

July 3, 2015 Leave a comment

Perfect Ruin (Internment Chronicles, Book 1) by Lauren DeStefano

Perfect Ruin (Internment Chronicles, Book 1)‘ by Lauren DeStefano (Harper Voyager) is now available at the specially discounted price of £1.99 on the UK Kindle site. The US Kindle edition is priced at $10.99 (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers).

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Book Description

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Chemical Garden trilogy: On the floating city of Internment, you can be anything you dream. Unless you approach the edge.

Morgan Stockhour knows getting too close to the edge of Internment, the floating city in the clouds where she lives, can lead to madness. Even though her older brother, Lex, was a Jumper, Morgan vows never to end up like him. If she ever wonders about the ground, and why it is forbidden, she takes solace in her best friend, Pen, and in Basil, the boy she’s engaged to marry.

Then a murder, the first in a generation, rocks the city. With whispers swirling and fear on the wind, Morgan can no longer stop herself from investigating, especially once she meets Judas. Betrothed to the victim, he is the boy being blamed for the murder, but Morgan is convinced of his innocence. Secrets lay at the heart of Internment, but nothing can prepare Morgan for what she will find – or whom she will lose.

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