Syvende bok i Sagaen om Isfolket - etterkommerne til den onde Tengel, som hadde inngått en pakt med djevelen... Da unge Tancred Paladin traff på en vettskremt pike i skogen, ble han for første gang forelsket. Men da han senere lette etter henne, fant han et slott som ikke eksisterte lenger - og en kvinne som hadde vært død i mange år. Hadde alt bare vært et mareritt, eller holdt han på å bli gal? Kunne det være Isfolkets merkelige arv som spilte ham et puss...?
Een familie in een Vlaams dorp aan het begin van de 20e eeuw wordt geregeerd door drie ongetrouwde, rijke en kwezelachtige zusters.
There has been a people's revolt against the way the West has been run. Brexit, Trump, the recent British and French elections saw millions of people shouting that they were sick to death of things never getting better. In WTF Robert Peston gives us his highly personal account of what those who have ruled us for years got so badly wrong, and what we need to do to mend the terrible fractures in our society. Peston wrote WTF because the elections of Trump, the Corbyn surge, the vote for Brexit all challenged how he thought the world could and should be run. With characteristic passion and clarity he looks at how and whether it is possible to make a success of leaving the EU, what the ons should be of the appalling Grenfell Tower tragedy, whether robots can be stopped from taking our work, what can be done to staunch the widening gap between rich and poor, how to raise living standards for all, and what must happen to prevent democracy being subverted by technocratic geniuses with the ability to manipulate social media. These are the challenges of our age, because the combination of economic stagnation and a technological revolution is killing jobs, enriching the few and undermining the institutions we used to trust as the foundations of the state. What and who can we believe when it is almost impossible to know whether posts on Facebook and Twitter are hard news or the fabrication of a Russian agent? As in his bestsellers, WHO RUNS BRITAIN? and HOW DO WE FIX THIS MESS?, Robert Peston draws on his years of experience as a political, economics and business journalist, to show us what has gone bad, and gives us a manifesto to put at least some of it right. WTF is a trenchant, often entertaining account of the recent past. It is also a call to action, giving hope to all of us who believe that taking back control is not only vital, but possible.
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This is the first-ever biography of the irresistible domestic goddess, Nigella Lawson. Born in 1960 into a family of privelege, this book covers her childhood, her early career at the Sunday Times and Spectator, her secret marriage to John Diamond, the loss of her sister and husband to cancer-both at early ages, and her tremendous success as the author of How to be a Domestic Goddess and host of Nigella Bites. This is a story of personal tragedy and public success, studded with a cast of celebrity friends and family. With her unashamed enjoyment for food and her curvy beauty, Nigella continues to fascinate and beguile.
William J. Bennett reacquaints America with its heritage in two volumes of America: The Last Best Hope. While national test scores reveal that American students know startlingly little about their history, former U.S. Education Secretary William J. Bennett offers one of the most gripping and memorable versions of the American story in print. The two volumes of Bennett's New York Times bestselling epic, America: The Last Best Hope, cover Columbus's discovery of the New World in the fifteenth century to the fall of world communism in the twentieth. Now both volumes are available in a convenient and attractive slip case-complete with a bonus audio CD, "Remembering Ronald Reagan," featuring recollections and commentary by Jeane Kirkpatrick, Edwin Meese, and others.
Bill Bennett brings American history to life with stories such as: the coup d'etat quelled by a pair of reading glasses the U.S. senator nearly caned to death on the Senate floor the presidential pardon for hundreds of Sioux warriors one ex-president's race to finish his memoirs and the famous humorist who helped him when Time magazine named Hitler man of the year Eisenhower's bold actions documenting the horrors of the Holocaust Nixon's comic opera uniforms for White House guards Reagan's most famous example of just saying "No" From heroism of the Revolution to the dire hours of the Civil War, from the progressive reforms of the early 1900s to the civil rights reforms of the 1960s, from the high drama of the Space Race to the gut-wrenching tension of the Cold War, Bennett slices through the cobwebs of time, memory, and prevailing cynicism to reinvigorate America with an informed patriotism.
Praise for America: The Last Best Hope "This is the American history that Abraham Lincoln has long awaited." -Harry V. Jaffa, Crisis of the House Divided "Bennett has a gift for choosing the pithy, revealing anecdote and for providing fresh character sketches and critical analyses of the leading figures. This is an American history that adults will find refreshing and enlightening and that younger readers will find a darn good read." -Michael Barone, US News & World Report "A worthy and necessary book for our time." -Michael J. Lewis, Commentary "Bennett ... has a strong sense of narrative, a flair for anecdote and a lively style. And the American story really is a remarkable one, filled with its share of brilliant leaders and tragic mistakes. Bennett brings that story to life." -Alan Wolfe, The Washington Post "The role of history is to inform, inspire, and sometimes provoke us, which is why Bill Bennett's wonderfully readable book is so important. He puts our nation's triumphs, along with its lapses, into the context of a narrative about the progress of freedom. Every now and then it's useful to be reminded that we are a fortunate people, bed with generations of leaders who repeatedly renewed the meaning of America." -Walter Isaacson, Benjamin Franklin: An American Life "The importance of America: The Last Best Hope probably exceeds anything Dr.
Contents: 3 A MESSAGE TO FRANCE...RICHARD J. NEUTRA 4 VISIT TO NEUTRA...MARCEL LODS 6 SYSTEMATICS AN INGREDIENT OF DESIGN...RICHARD J. NEUTRA 8 A TWENTIETH CENTURY ARCHITECT...ALEXANDRE PERSITZ 11 PROCEDURE IN A DESIGN OFFICE 18 TECHNICAL DETAILS 25 SCHOOL BUILDINGS AND THE COMMUNITY 30 A RECORD OF 1935 - 1945 : Residential neighborhoods, p. 30; Individual residences : Von Sternberg, p. 32; Sciobretty, p. 33; Eurich, p. 34; Gill, p. 35; Brown, p. 36; Lyndon, p. 38; Kahn, p. 40; Mc Kintosh, p. 42; Dawey, p.
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57; National Youth Administration, p. 62; Channel Heights, p. 63; Projects for Puerto Rico, p. 71. 77 LETTER FROM PARIS : EXHIBITION OF AMERICAN HOUSING AND PLANNING TECHNIQUES, 1939 194X, « SALON DES ARTISTES DECORATEURS », ART EXHIBITIONS. Essays in English only. Project descriptions and captions in parallel French and English.