No Word from Gurb
Author: Eduardo Mendoza
Publisher: Telegram Books
A shape-shifting extraterrestrial named Gurb has assumed the form of Madonna and disappeared in Barcelona's back streets. His hapless commander, desperately trying to find him, records the daily pleasures, dangers, and absurdities of our fragile world, while munching his way through enormous quantities of churros. No stone is left unturned in the search for his old pal Gurb.Will Barcelona survive this alien invasion? Will the captain ever find his subordinate? Are there enough churros in Barcelona to satisfy his intergalactic appetite?
Philosophy For Dummies
Author: Martin Cohen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Philosophy For Dummies is a complete crash-course in philosophical thought, covering key philosophers, philosophical history and theory and the big questions that affect us today. Tying in with standard UK curricula and including core topics such as logic, ethics and political philosophy, this impartial, expert guide cuts through the jargon to give you the facts.
Author: Martha Faë
Publisher: Babelcube Inc.
A princess who doesn’t want to marry, a dragon who is an embarrassment to his superiors, a family in which Gran is the most open-minded, a magical forest next to the best hairdresser’s in Madrid, a squirrel who makes a full time job out of gossip... Do you think this is a children’s adventure story just like any other? Well, take a step back and think again because Amaranta’s world is unique and once you’ve entered it, you’ll never be the same again! Synopsis: Amaranta is eight (and a half!) years old – old enough to know that monsters don’t exist. But the thing that jumps out and lands on her face every night when she sleeps... well she knows that THAT’S REAL! Amaranta needs all the help she can get to discover who or what the mysterious intruder is. With the support of her friends and a good dose of courage, she embarks on an adventure in which she soon discovers that what terrified her so much isn’t really so fierce when seen up close. Now a unique and extraordinary creature needs her help to undo the terrible curse he’s under and only their teamwork can break the spell. Can they do it? Recommended for readers (dragon or human) aged 8 to 100
The Last Passenger
Author: Manel Loureiro
Reporter Kate Kilroy accepts an assignment to travel on the Valkyrie, a German ship veiled in secrecy for decades after it was discovered adrift in 1939 with only one passenger aboard, a baby boy named Isaac Feldman. Obsessed with understanding his origins, Feldman has spent a small fortune restoring the Valkyrie to try to solve the mystery. Assembling a team of experts and sparing no expense, he aims to precisely recreate the circumstances of the Valkyrie's doomed final voyage. Little does Feldman or his team know that the ship has an agenda of its own. As the Valkyrie begins to weave its deadly web, Kate realizes that she must not only save herself, but the world as she knows it.
The Diogenes Trilogy
Author: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Now, available for the first time together in a single volume: a digital-only, value-priced omnibus edition of the "Diogenes Trilogy": Brimstone, Dance of Death, and The Book of the Dead--featuring Pendergast's mysterious brother--by #1 New York Times bestselling authors Preston & Child. BRIMSTONE: A body is found in the attic of a fabulous Long Island estate. There is a hoofprint scorched into the floor, and the stench of sulfur chokes the air. When FBI Special Agent Pendergast investigates the gruesome crime, he discovers that thirty years ago four men conjured something unspeakable. Has the devil come to claim his due? DANCE OF DEATH: Two brothers. One, top FBI Agent, Aloysius Pendergast. The other, Diogenes, a brilliant and twisted criminal. An undying hatred between them. Now, a perfect crime. And the ultimate challenge: Stop me if you can. BOOK OF THE DEAD: A talented FBI agent, rotting away in a high security prison for a murder he did not commit. His psychotic brother, about to perpetrate a horrific crime. A young woman with an extraordinary past, on the edge of a violent breakdown. An ancient Egyptian tomb about to be unveiled at a celebrity-studded New York gala, an enigmatic curse released. Memento Mori.
Author: Berlie Doherty
Publisher: Harper Collins
When Helen discovers she is expecting a baby, she cuts off her relationship with Chris, the boyfriend she loves very much.
Memory and mourning in Colombia.
New Trends in Audiovisual Translation is an innovative and interdisciplinary collection of articles written by leading experts in the emerging field of audiovisual translation (AVT). In a highly accessible and engaging way, it introduces readers to some of the main linguistic and cultural challenges that translators encounter when translating films and other audiovisual productions. The chapters in this volume examine translation practices and experiences in various countries, highlighting how AVT plays a crucial role in shaping debates about languages and cultures in a world increasingly dependent on audiovisual media. Through analysing materials which have been dubbed and subtitled like Bridget Jones’s Diary, Forrest Gump, The Simpsons or South Park, the authors raise awareness of current issues in the study of AVT and offer new insights on this complex and vibrant area of the translation discipline.
Reunited once more, young Alexander Cold and his best friend, Nadia, embark upon a new adventure, following Alex's frighteningly fearless journalist grandmother Kate to a forbidden kingdom hidden away in the frosty peaks of the Himalayas. They seek the fabled Golden Dragon—a sacred statue and priceless oracle coveted by a greedy and powerful outsider. To prevent the desecration of the holy relic, they will need the help of a sage Buddhist monk, his young royal disciple, and a fierce tribe of Yeti warriors. But even the mystical power of their totemic animal spirits may not be enough to save the teenagers and this remote world from the destructive encroachment of “civilization.” Kingdom of the Golden Dragon is the second book in a remarkable trilogy by internationally acclaimed author Isabel Allende.
Catalonia Movie Walks
Author: Eugeni Osácar
Publisher: Editorial Diéresis, S.L.
300 Catalonia movie locations to visit. Enjoy a star-struck holiday in Catalonia in the footsteps of Ava Gardner, Elizabeth Taylor, Orson Welles, Robert de Niro, Woody Allen, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Pattinson and many more. Make your visit to Catalonia a film-star experience: Catalonia ́s famous beaches have been attracting film makers ever since the Golden Age of Hollywood. Visit the idyllic locations used for such mythical films as Pandora and the Flying Dutchman, Suddenly Last Summer or Falstaff - Chimes at Midnight. You can also take a walk with the stars of the 21st century. Catalonia ́s spectacular cultural heritage and vast natural diversity have made it one of the best places in the world to combine holidays and cinema. Discover the locations for great movies like Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Perfume or films by Pedro Almodóvar. Your holidays in Catalonia are about to begin - lights, camera, action!
Author: Chuck Palahniuk
Haunted is a novel made up of twenty-three horrifying, hilarious, and stomach-churning stories. They’re told by people who have answered an ad for a writer’s retreat and unwittingly joined a “Survivor”-like scenario where the host withholds heat, power, and food. As the storytellers grow more desperate, their tales become more extreme, and they ruthlessly plot to make themselves the hero of the reality show that will surely be made from their plight. This is one of the most disturbing and outrageous books you’ll ever read, one that could only come from the mind of Chuck Palahniuk.
"Since when is Fran Drescher Jewish?" This was Chiara Francesca Ferrari's reaction when she learned that Drescher's character on the television sitcom The Nanny was meant to be a portrayal of a stereotypical Jewish-American princess. Ferrari had only seen the Italian version of the show, in which the protagonist was dubbed into an exotic, eccentric Italian-American nanny. Since When Is Fran Drescher Jewish? explores this "ventriloquism" as not only a textual and cultural transfer between languages but also as an industrial practice that helps the media industry foster identification among varying audiences around the globe. At the heart of this study is an in-depth exploration of three shows that moved from global to local, mapping stereotypes from both sides of the Atlantic in the process. Presented in Italy, for example, Groundskeeper Willie from The Simpsons is no longer a belligerent, alcoholic Scotsman but instead easily becomes a primitive figure from Sardinia. Ironically, The Sopranos—a show built around Italian-Americans—was carefully re-positioned by Italian TV executives, who erased the word "mafia" and all regional references to Sicily. The result of Ferrari's three case studies is evidence that "otherness" transcends translation, as the stereotypes produced by the American entertainment industry are simply replaced by other stereotypes in foreign markets. As American television studios continue to attempt to increase earnings by licensing their shows abroad, Since When Is Fran Drescher Jewish? illuminates the significant issues of identity raised by this ever-growing marketplace, along with the intriguing messages that lie in the larger realm of audiovisual cultural exchange.
A daughter recreates the life of her mother in a fictional account of the life of Princess Selma, who marries a wealthy Indian rajah
The Last Confession
Author: Morris West
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
One of the most famous victims of the Holy Office of the Inquisition was the brilliant Dominican monk Giordano Bruno, burnt at the stake for heresy in 1600. Morris West recreates a diary of Bruno's intimate thoughts as he languishes in Rome's worst prison for seven years. Bruno's reflections and frank memories of his life reveal him to be both a fine thinker and a flawed priest-and a man willing to pay the highest price to be true to himself. The Last Confession was West's final novel, published posthumously. Written with passion and compassion, this is a voice that mesmerises from the start. 'A book suffused by the expectation of death and the necessity of love as the sole viable riposte to it.' From the foreword by Tom Keneally '[The Last Confession] brings to life a man who died rather than recant his beliefs.' Booklist Online 'Thanks to the author's talent for suspense, the reader awaits Bruno's fate on tenterhooks.' Library Journal