lunes, 12 de abril de 2010

Ultimas novedades en ingles incorporadas a catalogo

The House on the Strand by Daphne Du Maurier

Dick Young is lent a house in Cornwall by his friend Professor Magnus Lane. During his stay he agrees to serve as a guinea pig for a new drug that Magnus has discovered in his biochemical researches.
The effect of this drug is to transport Dick from the house at Kilmarth to the Cornwall of the 14th century. There, in the manor of Tywardreath, the domain of Sir Henry Champernoune, he witnesses intrigue, adultery and murder.
As his time travelling increases, Dick resents more and more the days he must spend in the modern world, longing ever more fervently to get back into his world of centuries before . .
AVON - USA - 1971

Horizon by Helen MacInnes

Against the background of World War II and the Na zi terror, Helen MacInnes spins out the gripping tale of a young English painter who risks his life to become a key figure in the underground after a daring escape from an Italian prison camp.
Fontana Collins - UK - 1973

Postcards from the Edge by Carrie FisherBUY / COMPRAR

Written in a montage form using diary extracts, memory flashbacks and narrative, this is a novel about stardom and drugs, while looking at some of the dangers and delights of our age - career, money, sex and insecurity. The author is also an actress who played Princess Leia in "Star Wars".
Pocket Book - USA - 1988

Once Is Not Enough by Jacqueline Susann

One woman's search for love amongst the glittering jetset life-style of people with enough money and power to believe that once is not enough. January grew up without a mother, sharing champagne and caviar with her famous father. Now her "thing" for her father is stopping her finding a man.
Corgi Books - UK - 1974

Trevayne by Jonathan Ryder

This is a well-managed category novel about the military-industrial complex, or rather conglomerate, in which Andrew Trevayne, an achiever in many fields, is asked to beat the system of the "power-damned" and break the stranglehold of something called Genessee Industries via an investigation of Defense Department allocations. Genessee is a "giant cartel without definition." In the process a Major Paul Bonnet becomes one of the casualties (later up for trial) and there is the disposition of a Mafia boss as well as the President of the U.S. which leaves the spot open for the sterling Trevayne who realizes, almost too late, how he might have been used. . . . True, "the human factor was only an X or a Y. . . not taken for more than that, more than part of a formula" but Ryder (a pseudonym) has told his story with efficiency and it's nice that all those in camera confrontations avoid the bedroom.
Granada - UK - 1974.

I THE KING by Frances Parkinson Keyes

This book is really only a glorified history lesson, featuring Phillip IV of Spain, his wife Isabel, his more important advisors and his mistresses. I don't understand why Mrs. Keyes even undertook such a story or what persuaded her that enough readers would be interested in the subject (excepting Spaniards of course) A large part of Europe was ruled by the Hapsburgs and the Bourbons at that time, Queen Isabel being the daughter and sister of French Bourbon kings. If you wanted to read this as strictly a history lesson, that's fine but I really couldn't recommend it as an interesting novel.
Fawcett Crest - USA - 1967

Mr Standfast by John Buchan

Short excerpt: I spent one-third of my journey looking out of the window of a first-class carriage, the next in a local motor-car following the course of a trout stream in a shallow valley, and the last tramping over a ridge of downland through great beech-woods to my quarters for the night.

The Three Hostages by John Buchan

At the end of World War I, Richard Hannay, has retired to the Cotswolds. There, news comes to him of three kidnappings and a plot of political and financial magnitude. Hannay abandons his idyll to counter the threat and his adventures lead to an encounter with his most formidable enemy.

A tree grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

Francie Nolan, avid reader, penny candy connoisseur and adroit observer of human nature, has much to ponder in colourful, turn-of-the-century Brooklyn. She grows up with a sweet, tragic father, a severely realistic mother and an aunt who gives her love too freely--to men and a brother who will always be the favoured child. Francie learns early the meaning of hunger and the value of a penny. She is her father's child--romantic and hungry for beauty. But she is her mother's child, too--deeply practical and in constant need of truth. Like the Tree of Heaven that grows out of cement or through cellar gratings, resourceful Francie struggles against all odds to survive and thrive. Betty Smith's poignant, honest novel created a big stir when it was first published more than 50 years ago. Her frank writing about life's squalor was alarming to some of the more genteel society, but the book's humour and pathos ensured its place in the realm of classics--and in the hearts of readers, young and old. (Ages 10 and up) --Emilie Coulter

Do Evil in Return  by Margaret Millar

Margaret Millar's first mystery novel since her memorable "The iron gates" 
Random House - USA - 1950

Safari  by Wilfred Robertson

Collins - UK - 1961


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