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Pictorial account of the 916 Rising in Dublin, each photograph accompanied by a contemporary picture.
Four lives shaped by the same incident. Four people confronted by destiny. One man determined to redress the balance.
Editor's Comment: "The most innovative serial killer since Hannibal Lector. Frightening and shocking, it does for reptiles what Jaws did for sharks. Brilliant." 1995: A schoolboy is horribly disfigured in a freak accident, but fate has not finished with Leo Starling. Years later his parents are killed in a motorway pile-up. During the house clearance, he stumbles across a letter and an old newspaper article. Following the clues furnished by the clipping, he is guided to a remote cottage where he makes a discovery that alters his life forever. 2013: DCI Lucas Jericho is a man with a troubled past. After the death of his partner in a botched shoot out, he finds himself teamed up with Ryder Winters, a female officer determined to prove she is the equal of any man. Sifting through the ashes of their first case, Lucas is hit by the unsettling feeling that this is not a one-off-kill. Instead, all the evidence suggests that he is looking at the handiwork of a serial killer, one with a unique calling card. His suspicions are confirmed when each victim, the target of uncontrolled rage, is dispatched in ever more imaginative ways. As the bodies pile up, Lucas is confronted with a series of baffling questions. Why is it that the killer appears to be making it personal? Why is he stage-managing the crime scenes for his benefit? And why has the gift of second sight suddenly deserted him? In an explosive conclusion, Lucas discovers the answers; answers that drive him almost to the brink of madness.
Have I shown you my beautiful tail? Peacock asks. Isn't it the loveliest you've ever seen? Pig proclaims that his pink corkscrew is even more charming. Soon, Donkey, Dog, Cat, Horse, Rabbit - the entire farm, in fact - are admiring the magnificence of their own tails. The question on everyone's mind is: who has the best tail in the barnyard?
Jamila Tillman did not ask to be here. She did not ask for a selfish mother who cared more about a government check than she did her own daughter. All Jamila wants is to grow up in a loving family environment surrounded by people who truly loved and cared about her but her mother Symone did not care about Jamila’s wants. Jamila has the opportunity to receive all the love and care in the world from her uncle Mikel and her grandmother but Symone refuses to let anybody stop her checks from rolling in. Not caring that her daughter is only twelve-years old, Symone devises a plan to destroy any chances
The third novel in Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter’s “Long Earth” series, which Io9 calls “a brilliant science fiction collaboration.” 2040-2045: In the years after the cataclysmic Yellowstone eruption there is massive economic dislocation as populations flee Datum Earth to myriad Long Earth worlds. Sally, Joshua, and Lobsang are all involved in this perilous rescue work when, out of the blue, Sally is contacted by her long-vanished father and inventor of the original Stepper device, Willis Linsay. He tells her he is planning a fantastic voyage across the Long Mars and wants her to accompany him. But Sally soon learns that Willis has an ulterior motive for his request. .
. . Meanwhile U. S. Navy Commander Maggie Kauffman has embarked on an incredible journey of her own, leading an expedition to the outer limits of the far Long Earth.
For Joshua, the crisis he faces is much closer to home. He becomes embroiled in the plight of the Next: the super-bright post-humans who are beginning to emerge from their “long childhood” in the community called Happy Landings, located deep in the Long Earth. Ignorance and fear have caused “normal” human society to turn against the Next. A dramatic showdown seems inevitable. . . .
Gives a richly referenced and closely argued reading of J.K.Rowling's Harry Potter books, drawing out connections within the writing to illuminate Christian spiritual values in them.