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The Classic Christmas tale that we all know and love. Scrooge is a miserable miser with no friends, who has isolated all his family and passed up the best choices in life. But he is about to get a second chance. Three nightly visitors are about to give him a final choice on how to view his life. A great story of learning about some of the most important things in life, compassion and a giving spirit. Beutifully Illustrated wiht a compilation of illustrations by two different artists.

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Bleak House is Dickens at his most comprehensive best - memorable characters, plots and sub-­plots, together with criticism of the ills of the society of his day.

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When Father Wolf and Mother Wolf find a man-­cub in the jungle, they anger the greedy tiger Shere Khan by refusing to surrender it to his jaws, and rear the child as their own. But when little Mowgli grows up, the pack can no longer defend him. He must learn the secret of fire, and with the help of his friends Bagheera the panther and Baloo the bear, he faces his nemesis at last. BACKSTORY: Learn about India's jungles and the animals that live there!

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A Study in Scarlet is a detective mystery novel written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, which was first published in 1887. It is the first story to feature the character of Sherlock Holmes, who would later become one of the most famous and iconic literary detective characters, with long-­lasting interest and appeal. The book's title derives from a speech given by Holmes to his companion Doctor Watson on the nature of his work, in which he describes the story's murder investigation as his "study in scarlet": "There’s the scarlet thread of murder running through the colourless skein of life, and our duty is to unravel it, and isolate it, and expose every inch of it.­"

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One of Dickens' most famous novels, brilliantly introduced by Roddy Doyle. As a small boy at Joe Gargery's forge, Pip meets two people who will affect his whole life - an escaped convict he is forced to help, and the eccentric Miss Haversham, whose beautiful, cold-­hearted ward Estella young Pip adores. But when a secret benefactor pays for him to go to London to become a gentleman, Pip never dreams he will meet the dreadful Magwitch again, nor just how wrong his expectations are.

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An essay on the philosophical principle of Utility; that the greatest happiness of the greatest number is the foundation of morals. Mill's suggestion was that pleasures differ in kind; that some pleasures are more valuable than others.

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Welcome to the age of Anti-­Social Media.
Exchanging alcoholism for sex-­addiction the controversial writer of underground cult classic DIARY OF AN OXYGEN THIEF retools his advertising skills to seduce women online. It's a pursuit that quickly turns into an obsession requiring even more creativity than his award-­winning ad campaigns, but don't worry there are plenty of breaks. For commercials

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Lauren Gray loves everything about Adam Wilson, everything from his zest for life to his roguish good looks and his wild, wicked ways in bed. She cant, however, deny that his absence during the week poses a problem for her, but as a commercial pilot, he spends his weekdays flying. Nor can she deny that while she loves their frantic lovemaking sessions, there are times when shed like to shift things into slow gear. When she discovers Adam home during the weekday, draped in darkness and asleep in his bed, she isnt about to question her good fortune. She slips between the sheets with him and attributes his achingly gentle touch and soft, sensuous kisses to his mellow state. Except come morning she realizes that it wasnt Adam who was searing her body with his slow, sultry lovemaking, it was his brother Garret"a race car driver who, unlike Adam, is home during the week and uses a gentle hand in the bedroom. Lauren cant help but think that separately the brothers are amazing, but a . . .

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In her new essay collection, the beloved author of High Tide in Tucson brings to us out of one of history's darker moments an extended love song to the world we still have. From its opening parable gleaned from recent news about a lost child saved in an astonishing way, the book moves on to consider a world of surprising and hopeful prospects, ranging from an inventive conservation scheme in a remote jungle to the backyard flock of chickens tended by the author's small daughter.­Whether she is contemplating the Grand Canyon, her vegetable garden, motherhood, adolescence, genetic engineering, TV-­watching, the history of civil rights, or the future of a nation founded on the best of all human impulses, these essays are grounded in the author's belief that our largest problems have grown from the earth's remotest corners as well as our own backyards, and that answers may lie in those places, too. In the voice Kingsolver's readers have come to rely on--­sometimes...

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