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Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death
Author: Runcie, James
Pub Year: 2012
It is 1953, the coronation year of Queen Elizabeth II . Sidney Chambers, vicar of Grantchester and honorary canon of Ely Cathedral, is a thirty-two-year-old bachelor. Tall, with dark brown hair, eyes the color of hazelnuts, and a reassuringly gentle manner, Sidney is an unconventional clerical detective. He can go where the police cannot. Together with his roguish friend, inspector Geordie Keating, Sidney inquires into the suspect suicide of a Cambridge solicitor, a scandalous jewelry theft at a New Year's Eve dinner party, the unexplained death of a jazz promoter's daughter, and a shocking art forgery that puts a close friend in danger. Sidney discovers that being a detective, like being a clergyman, means that you are never off duty, but he nonetheless manages to find time for a keen interest in cricket, warm beer, and hot jazz-as well as a curious fondness for a German widow three years his junior. With a whiff of Agatha Christie and a touch of G. K. Chesterton's Father Brown, The Grantchester Mysteries introduces a wonderful new hero into the world of detective fiction.
Title: Jehovah's WitnessesJehovah's Witnesses
Proclaimers of God's Kingdom
Author: Watch Tower
Pub Year: 1993
Publisher: WatchTower Bible and Tract Society
Location: 289.9 WATC
Jehovah's Witnesses are a people widely known. Their preaching and way of worship have penetrated national and racial groups worldwide and have been embraced by people young and old, at every economic and educational level. Their zeal as proclaimers of God's Kingdom has impressed even their critics. Their love toward one another makes some non-Witnesses wish that more people acted that way. Yet, many still wonder, 'Who really are Jehovah's Witnesses?' Others have written about them, not always impartially. Probably they were not aware of all the facts. Certainly, no one knows their modern-day history better than they themselves do. The editors of this volume have endeavored to be objective and to present a candid history. To all who are aware of what the Bible foretells for the last days, this history of a people who intensely believe and preach what the Bible says will be especially enlightening.
Title: Lonely Planet - ThailandLonely Planet - Thailand
Author: Lonely Planet
Pub Year: 2009
Publisher: Lonely Planet
Genre: :Travel - Guide:
Location: 910 THAI
Lonely Planet’s Thailand is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Learn to cook authentic Thai dishes in Chiang Mai, rock-climb the limestone karsts (or watch from the sugar-white beaches) of Railay, and trek through dense jungle and stay in tree-top bungalows in Kanchanaburi – all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Thailand and begin your journey now!
Title: The AA Guide to YorkshireThe AA Guide to Yorkshire
Author: White, Andrew
Pub Year: 2016
Publisher: AA Publishing
Genre: :Travel - Guide:
Location: 910 ENGL
Unlike other guides, the AA’s new Britain guides are aimed at British readers, offering a fresh way to discover Britain by combining our decades of expert knowledge with a clear, contemporary design and engaging up-to-the-minute commentary from local writers in the know—a modern guide for the digital age. We’ve focused on just the things we think our readers want—great places to eat and drink, award-winning campsites, and places to visit. We don’t just tell you what’s there; we’ll give you the inside story so you can decide whether it’s for you. With town plans and postcodes to help you find your way around on foot or by satnav, our author’s picks of the top things you need to know and the things you need to see, and an easily-navigable gazetteer, the AA Guides are all you need to discover Britain on the go.
Title: The Alice NetworkThe Alice Network
Author: Quinn, Alice
Pub Year: 2017
1947. In the chaotic aftermath of World War II, American college girl Charlie St. Clair is pregnant, unmarried, and on the verge of being thrown out of her very proper family. She’s also nursing a desperate hope that her beloved cousin Rose, who disappeared in Nazi-occupied France during the war, might still be alive. So when Charlie’s parents banish her to Europe to have her “little problem” taken care of, Charlie breaks free and heads to London, determined to find out what happened to the cousin she loves like a sister. 1915. A year into the Great War, Eve Gardiner burns to join the fight against the Germans and unexpectedly gets her chance when she’s recruited to work as a spy. Sent into enemy-occupied France, she’s trained by the mesmerizing Lili, code name Alice, the “queen of spies,” who manages a vast network of secret agents right under the enemy’s nose. Thirty years later, haunted by the betrayal that ultimately tore apart the Alice Network, Eve spends her days drunk and secluded in her crumbling London house. That is until a young American barges in uttering a name Eve hasn’t heard in decades, and launches them both on a mission to find the truth . . . no matter where it leads.
Title: The Better Brain BookThe Better Brain Book
Best Tools for Improving Memory and Sharpness...
Author: Perlmutter, David and Colman, Carol
Pub Year: 2004
Publisher: Berkeley Publishing Group
Genre: :Medicine and Health:
Location: 616.8 PERL
Celebrated neurologist David Perlmutter reveals how everyday memory-loss—misplacing car keys, forgetting a name, losing concentration in meetings—is actually a warning sign of a distressed brain. Here he and Carol Colman offer a simple plan for repairing those problems, clarifying misconstrued connections between memory loss and aging, and regaining and maintaining mental clarity by offering the tools for: Building a better brain through nutrition, lifestyle changes, and brain workouts Coping with specific brain disorders such as stroke, vascular dementia, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, multiple sclerosis, and Lou Gehrig's disease Understanding risk factors and individually tailoring a diet and supplementary program Features a "Life Style Audit," quizzes, a brain fitness program with the most effective ways to exercise your brain, and a nutritional program that details the best brain food and supplements.
Title: The Grown-Up's Guide to Retiring AbroadThe Grown-Up's Guide to Retiring Abroad
Author: Knorr, Rosanne
Pub Year: 2001
Publisher: Ten-Speed press
Location: 646.79 KNOR
After decades of running in the corporate rat race, are you ready to retire from work but not life? Well pack away your office supplies, strap on your silver anniversary watch, and let THE GROWN-UP'S GUIDE TO RETIRING ABROAD turn your golden years into a true adventure. Writing in the same humorous and pull-no-punches style as THE GROWN-UP'S GUIDE TO RUNNING AWAY FROM HOME (15,000 copies sold), author Rosanne Knorr outlines everything you need to know about retiring in a foreign country: the challenges and benefits of retiring overseas, the easiest way to research potential countries, and 20 of the most popular, exotic, and affordable retirement locations abroad. Knorr covers all the essential facts for each country, including weather, home purchase or rental, visa and residence requirements, transportation, cost of living, healthcare, and more. Whether you want to kick up your heels in Costa Rica, cultivate a killer tan in Bermuda, or study the ruins of ancient Greece, you should spend your first days of retirement reading this book.Includes a comprehensive resource section, quotes from adventurous retirees, sidebar fun facts about each locale, and a map showing the profiled countries.This is the third book in Ten Speed's popular GROWN-UP'S GUIDE series.
Title: The Serotonin Power DietThe Serotonin Power Diet
Boost Serotonin to Swtich Off Your Appetite
Author: Wurtman, Judith and Marquis. Nina Frusztajer
Pub Year: 2006
Genre: :Medicine and Health:
Putting more than 30 years of groundbreaking research to work, renowned scientist Judith Wurtman, PhD, and her colleague, Nina T. Frusztajer, MD, present a clinically proven 12-week program that uses the power of carbohydrates to help you to: - Activate the appetite-suppressant function of serotonin to stop weight gain - Regain control over emotional overeating and cravings - Lose up to 2 pounds of real weight-not water-per week - Maintain a healthy lifestyle The Serotonin Power Diet is the only weight loss plan that will help you lose weight while being treated with the antidepressants and related medications that provoke overeating. Easy and economical, with more than 75 delicious recipes, The Serotonin Power Diet is the natural solution to weight loss and maintenance for everyone who has ever thought their cravings could never be satisfied.
Title: The Velveteen RabbitThe Velveteen Rabbit
How Toys Become Real
Author: Williams, Margery
Pub Year: 1922
Genre: :Children's Literatur:
Location: Child's WILL
Here is one of the most classic and beloved children's stories, with the original illustrations from 1922—the ideal gift for baby showers, birthdays, weddings, and holidays throughout the year.
Title: Unfinished BusinessUnfinished Business
Declassified Details from the FBI's Greatest Under
Author: Brasco, Donnie
Pub Year: 2007
Publisher: Running Press
Location: 364.1 BRAS
When FBI Special Agent Joe Pistone began a “six-month” operation infiltrating New York's Bonanno crime family in 1975, he had no idea what was about to happen. Posing as jewel thief “Donnie Brasco,” Pistone spent the next six years undercover in the Family, witnessing-and sometimes participating in-the Mafia's gruesome activities while gathering enough evidence to send over 200 gangsters to jail. Pistone told his story in the 1988 book Donnie Brasco: My Undercover Life in the Mafia-a New York Times bestseller and later a feature film starring Johnny Depp and Al Pacino. But because of pending trials at the time of publication, many details of the alleged crimes were held back. Now, in Donnie Brasco: Unfinished Business, Pistone for the first time reveals with great detail the horrific deeds of wiseguys Tony Mirra, “Lefty” Ruggiero, Sonny Black, and the rest of the cold-blooded Bonanno crew. Pistone puts the operation into historical perspective, detailing the timeline of Mafia trials that crippled the New York City crime family over the past 25 years. He also recounts his experiences after the operation, his time on the Hollywood set with Pacino and Depp, and other undercover operations through present-day. A tense, thrilling account of the greatest infiltration ever by a federal agent into the most brutal gang of killers in the world, Donnie Brasco: Unfinished Business is the final chapter in the story of a real American hero.