Aug 26, 2010

** Baby Lists - What to Do and What to Get to Prepare for Baby **

Title: Baby Lists - What to Do and What to Get to Prepare for Baby
Author: Elaine Farber
Condition: Preloved, Excellent
MYR 22

Baby Lists helps expectant and new moms with everything from choosing a stroller to interviewing a potential nanny, with sections on how to:
  • Choose the best hospital for delivery
  • Decide on the newborn neccessities
  • Know what you will need for the perfect nursery
  • Assemble the perfect diaper bag, complete with emergency essentials.
Packed with lists, questionnaires, and parents' favourites, Baby Lists offers all the practical information you need in an easy to take along - and easy to use - package.

** Seven Sunny Days **

Title: Seven Sunny Days
Author: Chris Manby
Condition: Preloved, Excellent
MYR 20

When Rachel Buckley announces that she is going to get married, her best friends Yaslyn and Carrie Ann can't wait to give her a proper send-off. No second-rate male stripper in a smoky bar for Rachel though. The girls choose instead to take a 'hen week' in Turkey, in the all-inclusive surroundings of luxurious Club Aegae.

It should be the perfect trip. But all three girls are bringing along more than their luggage. While Rachel looks forward to her wedding day with excitement, Carrie Ann wonders why the pain of her abusive marriage didn't end when the decree nisi arrived - and Yaslyn considers the possibility that she might never be ready to marry her boyfriend Euan.

Add unlimited free cocktails, rampant reps and a nasty dose of sunstroke and suddenly 'getting away from it all' comes dangerously close to 'going back to nothing'. Can three firm friendships survive just seven sunny days?

** Foreign Fruit **

Title: Foreign Fruit
Author: Jojo Moyes
Condition: Preloved, Excellent
MYR 20

Mirham is a well-ordered 1950s seaside town: the kind of town in which everyone knows their place (and those who don't are promptly put in it). Lottie Swift, an evacuee who has grown up with the respectable Holden family loves Mirham, while the Holdens' daughter Celia chafes against the constraints of the town.

When a group of bohemians takes over Arcadia, a stark Art Deco house on the seafront, the girls are as drawn to its temptations as Merham's citizens are appalled by them. They set in place a chain of events which will have longstanding and tragic consequences for all concerned.

Now, almost fifty years on, Arcadia is returning to life, and its inhabitants stirring up strong feelings again. And prompting more than one person to look into their own history and ask: can you ever leave your past behind?

** Sisters **

Title: Sisters
Author: Prue Leith
Condition: Preloved, Excellent
MYR 18

"Her husband was sleeping with Carrie. He was in love with her sister..."

Ever since they were children, Poppy has always looked out for her beautiful, unreliable Carrie. Poppy knows her sister has a destructive side, but she never dreams Carrie would try to hurt her.

But Carrie can't help herself. When she discovers the chink in Poppy's armour, she sets out to exploit it in the way she knows best. She provides danger, excitement, great sex..all the things that have faded in Eduardo and Poppy's marriage. And in destroying her sister's peace of mind, she risks losing all those who love her.

** The Butterfly Box **

Title: The Butterfly Box
Author: Santa Montefiore
Condition: Preloved, Excellent
MYR 18

Federica Campione adores her father. No matter that Ramon spends months away from their home on the exotic Chilean coast; as soon as he's back his daughter has eyes for no one but him. When he gives her a magical box from Peru, she believes he will always be there for her.

As she grows to womanhood, Federica attempts to recapture that long forgotten sense of security, but it takes her years of heartbreak to escape her gilded cage and learn the true lesson of the butterfly box.

** Love and Devotion **

Title: Love and Devotion
Author: Erica James
Condition: Preloved, Excellent
MYR 20

Harriet Swift has her life organised just the way she wants it; a satisfying career, her own immaculate flat and a new boyfriend. But her well-ordered world is turned upside down when her only sister is killed in a car crash. Harriet has never been the maternal type, but with an orphaned nephew and niece to look after, she has no choice but to leave her old life behind.
Divorced Will Hart also thinks he has the perfect life. A firm believer in living for the moment, he has a terrific relationship with his teenage daughters and has happily swapped a career as a lawyer for that of an antiques dealer. Then a startling revelation causes Will's life to unravel...
Both Harriet and Will have no choice but to piece together a new future for themselves - but will they be able to see it through?

Aug 19, 2010

Second Chance

Title: Second Change
Author: Jane Green
Condition: Preloved, Excellent
MYR 20 (SOLD..TQ!!)

The story of a group of people who haven't seen each other since they were best friends in school, they reunite when one of them dies in a terrible tragedy. Recapturing the intimacy of their younger days, they are each surprised at their impact their encounter brings.

** Twenties Girl **

Title: Twenties Girl
Author: Sophie Kinsella
Condition: Read Once, Excellent
MYR 24

Lara has always had an overactive imagination. Now she wonders if she is losing her mind. Normal twenty-something girls just don't get visited by ghosts! But inexplicably, the spirit of Lara's great aunt Sadie - in the form of a bold, demanding Charleston-dancing girl - has appeared to make one last request: Lara must track down a missing necklace Sadie simply can't rest without. Lara's got enough problems of her own. Her start-up company is floundering, her best friend and business partner has run off to Goa, and she's just been dumped by the love of her life. But as Lara spends time with Sadie, life becomes more glamorous and their treasure hunt turns into something intriguing and romantic. Could Sadie's ghost be the answer to Lara's problems and can two girls from different times end up learning something special from each other?

Jul 22, 2010

Dear John

Title: Dear John (SOLD..TQ!!)
Author: Nicholas Sparks
Condition: Read Once, Excellent
MYR 20

When John meets Savannah, he realises he is ready to make some changes. Always the angry rebel at school, he has enlisted in the army, nor knowing what else to do with his life. Now he's ready to turn over a new leaf for the woman who has captured his heart.
What neither realises is that the events of 9/11 will change everything. John feels compelled to re-enlist and fulfil his duty to his country. But the lovers are young and their separation is long. Can they survive the distance?

May 21, 2010

The Kiss

Title: The Kiss (SOLD!)
Author: Danielle Steel
Book Condition: New

The longest, most winding journey can begin with a single kiss..

Isabelle Forrester is the wife of a Parisian banker who has long since shut her out of his heart. Isabelle has one secret pleasure: a long-distance friendship by telephone with a Washington power broker who, like Isabelle, is trapped in a loveless marriage. To Bill Robinson, Isabelle is a kindred spirit who touches him across the miles with her warmth and gentle empathy. Agreeing to meet for a few precious innocent days in London, they find their friendship changing an on a warm June evening, they exchange their first searching kiss. Time stands still - until in a flash of metal and glass a red double-decker bus, full of passengers, strikes their limousine and crushes it beneath its tremendous weight.

Jan 17, 2010

** Nights of Rain and Stars **

Title: Nights of Rain and Stars
Author: Maeve Binchy
Condition: New, Excellent
MYR 20

Four strangers meet in a Greek taverna high above the small village of Aghia Anna. From Ireland, America, Germany and England, they have each left their homes and their old lives, when a shocking tragedy throws them unexpectedly together.
Fiona is trying to make her family understand her need to follow her own path. Thomas desperately misses his young son and fears that his ex-wife will come between them. Elsa abandoned a successful career, but someone from her past refuses to let her go. And shy, quiet David is determined to make a stand against his overbearing father.
Nights of Rain and Stars is the story of one summer and four people, each with a life in turmoil. With the help of Vonni, an Irish woman who lives in the village and is now a near-native, they find solutions - though not necessarily the ones they anticipated.

Jan 14, 2010

** Beach Babylon **

Title: Beach Babylon
Author: Imogen Edwards-Jones
Book Condition: Excellent (Large Paperback)

How does it feel to live and work in one of the most beautiful and luxurious tropical island resorts in the world? Your office is a white sandy beach. You daily commute is past aquamarine seas. How do you maintain the lap of luxury when you're thousands of miles from anywhere? How do you keep some of the richest and most demanding people in the world in call-girls and champagne? And where the hell do you find the energy every day to smile, smile and smile again?
Beach Babylon takes you behind the scenes at a six-star tropical island resort. What do the world's richest people expect during their fortnight in paradise? What happens when the Dom Perignon runs out? What happens when the sun refuses to shine? How do you keep a jaded oligarch happy? Do all the massages in the exclusive spa have happy endings?
In the bestselling tradition of her previous Babylon books, Imogen Edwards-Jones investigates the rivalries and alliances between the staff at a resort where pandering to the guests' most extravagant whims is de rigueur. With a cast of billionaires, celebrities, hangers-on and prostitutes, Beach Babylon takes you to a world where extreme luxury is the norm and where excess somehow isn't always enough.


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** Hotel Babylon **

Title: Hotel Babylon
Author: Imogen Edwards-Jones
Book Condition: Excellent

Something strange occurs to people as soon as they check into a luxury hotel. Otherwise well mannered, decent folk cast their scruples aside as they spin through the revolving doors. Normal rules og behaviour no longer seem to apply.
Everything you read in Hotel Babylon is true. Only the names have been changed to protect the guilty. All the anecdotes, the characters, the highs, the lows, the drugs, the seams, the misery and the debauchery are exactly as experienced by Anonymous - someone who has spent his entire career working in some of the most luxurious hotels in London. However, for legal reasons, the stories now take place in the fictional Hotel Babylon. More than a decade is compressed into twenty-four hours. Everything else is as it should be. The rich spend obscene amounts of money, the hotel makes obscene amounts of money and the chambermaids still fight the bellboys over a two-pound coin.


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Jan 7, 2010

** When The Boys Are Away / Take A Chance **

Title: When The Boys Are Away / Take A Chance (Omnibus - 2 Books in 1)
Author: Sarah Webb
Book Condition: Excellent, New
MYR22 (SOLD..TQ!!)

When The Boys Are Away:
Meg Miller had had enough of living out of a suitcase. She'd spent three years trailing around the globe with two children, following her professional sailor boyfriend, Simon. However, when she returns to Dublin she realises that all her friends have moved on, leaving her with only her eccentric family for support. When Simon announces he's moving home for good, Meg quickly discovers that living apart is sometimes easier than living together. But when Simon's past comes back to haunt him, she realises that it's time to stop playing and start fighting for what's important.

Take A Chance:
AbbaFab, the hugely popular Abba tribute band, are in trouble. Gemma Redden, aka Agnetha, has just broken her ankle and finding a new singer to fill her white platform boots at such late notice isn't going to be easy. Desperate times call for desperate measures, and the youngest Redden sister, Mia, reluctantly agrees to don the blonde wig and sky-blue hot pants. For Mia, a shy piano teacher who has felt third best all her life, this is her big chance to prove herself to her two big sisters, Wendy and Gemma. But Wendy has been keeping a secret, a secret that could blow the band apart and devastate the close-knit Redden sisters. But secrets have a way of coming out when you least expect them to. And sometimes even the best of sisters gets it horribly wrong.

Jan 2, 2010

** Amanda's Wedding **

Title: Amanda's Wedding
Author: Jenny Colgan
Book Condition: Preowned, Good

Mel and Fran can't believe it when their old schoolfriend Amanda, Satan's very own PR girl, pulls off the ultimate publicity stunt in getting herself engaged to a Scottish laird.
Who cares that Fraser McConnald has worn the same pair of Converse trainers for the last three years and that his castle is a pile of rubble with one Calor Gas heater - she'll be titled!
Gentle, decent Fraser is clearly ignorant of her wiles, and Mel and Fran, still smarting from the memory of all the mean things Amanda put them through in their days at Portmount Comprehensive, set out to sabotage this mismatch of the century.
So between fighting off the attentions of a love-crazed accountant, keeping Fran's deadly manoeuvres with the opposite sex under control and trying to win her own war of love with the elusive but gorgeous Alex, Mel finds herself attending a wild Scottish stag night, a hen night from hell, and preparing for a wedding that's everything you'd wish on your worst enemy.


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** Talking To Addison **

Book Title: Talking To Addison (SOLD!!) 
Author: Jenny Colgan
Book Condition: Preowned, Good

Holly is a frustrated florist whose life doesn't exactly seem to be coming up roses. Fleeing the houseshare from hell, she moves in with Josh, a nice rich boy with a terminal case of sexual confusion; Kate, a city high-flyer with talons to match; and the gorgeous Addision, who spends his days communicating only with his computer and those who worship at the altar of Captain Jean-Luc Picard.
Holly's desparate to have a one-to-one with Addison, but can she drag him away from his monstrously ugly, not to say jealous internet 'girlfriend' Claudia, or will they just continually get their wires crossed?  


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Dec 28, 2009

** A Hollywood Ending **

Book Title: A Hollywood Ending (SOLD!!) 
Author: Robyn Sisman
Book Condition: New, Large Paperback

Something is amiss in the perfect world of Paige Carson, movie star and Hollywood princess. Her co-star is a pig. Her Daddy has done the unforgivable. And, at twenty-nine, she's spotted her first wrinkle. The acting parts are drying up, and so is her love life.
Oscar Night is the final humiliation that sends Paige fleeing to London, where she's been offered a Shakespearean role on the stage. She's determined to prove her worth as an actress, lead a 'normal' life - and maybe even snare herself a cute English lord.
But Paige is in for a shock. London is damper, dirtier and far more carb-heavy than she imagined. The men are less Hugh Grant and more Heathcliff, to judge by her stuck-up neighbout, Ed Hawkshead. As opening night looms, Paige must learn not only how to master a decent British accent, but also to stand on her own two feet for the first time.

Dec 22, 2009

** Aphelion **

Book Title: Aphelion
Author: Emily Ballou
Condition: New, Large Paperback

Exiled by love, Hazel Rey moves to the historic town of old Adaminaby. A victim of the Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Scheme, the town now lurks, gone but not forgotten, under the waters of Lake Eucumbene.
There, on the shore of the lake, Hazel meets four generations of women sharing one house. Eighty-year-old Esme Windle waits patiently for her turn to die - but a daughter is not meant to go before her mother, and Esme's ancient mother Hortense shows no signs of being finished with living. Esme's neice Byrne and Byrne's daughter, the widowed Lucetta, are succumbing to their own lonely fate. All four seem destined to live in a perpetual aphelion, pulled down by dark regrets and lost love.
But when young Rhett Davys returns to his abandoned family home after the death of his mother, he carries within him a fire that will ignite all of their lives.

Dec 8, 2009

** Cast Not The Day **

Title: Cast Not The Day
Author: Paul Waters
Book Condition: Excellent, Only Read Once

It is the middle of the fourth century AD and the Roman empire has been ruled for a generation by Christian emperors. Three brothers - the sons of the emperor Constantine the Great - are joint rulers and ruthless rivals. Beyond its borders, the vast empire is threatened by foreign enemies. And now, at last, the church, with the force of the state behind it, is moving to crush all oppostition to its power. But in Britain there is resistance.
Against this backdrop of civil war and disarray, Drusus, a young British nobleman of Roman birth, learns of the betrayal of his father by enemies at court. He faces the loss of all he has known. As his life is torn apart, he must decide who to trust, who to care for and who to fight; and he must make choices which will forge the man he will become. 


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Dec 7, 2009

** Of Merchants & Heroes **

Title: Of Merchants & Heroes   
Author: Paul Waters
Book Condition: New, Excellent

At the end of the third century BC, as republican Rome's long war with Carthage in Afirca draws to a close, a new danger is arising - the ruthless King of Macedon, Philip the Fifth, is moving against the independent city states fo Greece and threatening Rome itself.
Against this background, Marcus, a young Roman, embarks on a sea crossing with his father. Pirates, led by the wild corsair Dikaiarchos, ambush the ship, and Marcus's father scarifices his own line in order to save his son. Marcus vows to avenge his father's death, setting him on a voyage that will forge his character and bring him to his unexpected destiny.


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Dec 2, 2009

** Paint It Black **

Title: Paint It Black
Author: Janet Fitch
Book Condition: New 

Josie Tyrell, art model, teen runaway, and denizen of LA's rock scene, finds a chance at real love with Michael Faraday. A Harvard dropout and son of a renowned pianist, Michael introduces her to his spiritual quest for beauty and a world of sophisticcation she had never dreamed existed. But the day she is called to identify her lover's dead body, Josie's bright dreams all turn to black.
Struggling to understand Michael's death, Josie finds herself both repelled by and attracted to his formidable mother, Meredith, who holds Josie responsible for her son's torment.

Nov 28, 2009

** Pillow Talk **

Title: Pillow Talk
Author: Freya North
Book Condition: Only Read Once, As Good As New, Large Paperback

Petra Flint and Arlo Savidge were teenage sweethearts in a chaste, old-fashioned way. They never really told each other how they felt. Now, years later, the dreamy and creative Petra is a jeweller by day who crafts beatiful, intricate pieces from precious metals and vibrant gemstones. But by night, she is a sleepwalker, never fully able to rest.
Arlo is living in North Yorkshire teaching at an eccentric boys' boarding school. Like Petra, he carries with him something that makes it hard to sleep at night. In a tiny ice-cream shop one rainy day, Arlo and Petra stand before each other once again. Is this their second chance? Isn't old gold as good as new?
However, for love to blossom, they must finally put their pasts to bed. A past Petra can't quite remember. A past Arlo wants to forget.

Nov 22, 2009

** Under the Duvet **

Title: Under the Duvet
Author: Marian Keyes
Book Condition: Pre-owned, Excellent but pages yellowed with age

High heels, movie deals, wagon wheels, shoes, reviews, having the blues, builders, babies, families and other calamities. Her novels are adored by millions around the world - now read Marian Keyes' collected journalism and exclusive, previously unpublished material in Under the Duvet. 
Bursting with her hilarious observations - on life, in-laws, weight loss and parties; her love of shoes and her LTFs (Long-Term Friends); the horrors of estate agents and lost luggage; and how she once had an office Christmas party involved roasting two sheep on a spit, Moroccan-style - it's the perferct bedtime companion, and will have you wincing with recognition or roaring with laughter.

Nov 19, 2009

** Past Mischief **

Title: Past Mischief
Author: Victoria Clayton
Book Condition: Pre-owned, Excellent

Miranda Stowes seems to have everything - looks, brains, three children and a beautiful moated manor house in Kent. Then she discovers her husband Jack shot dead, and finds it impossible to keep up the fiction of her perfect marriage. For throughout the nineteen years of their life together, Jack has been constantly unfaithful. As the family struggles to come to terms with Jack's death, Miranda is forced to face the fact that nothing will be the same again. She decides to take in paying guests in order to make ends meet and among her visitors are a brilliant young Hungarian pianist, an elderly painter, and a single mother, desperate for somewhere to live. But just as Miranda is finding her feet in this new life, it seems that Fate has yet more surprises in store.

** Amy and Isabelle **

Title: Amy and Isabelle
Author: Elizabeth Strout
Book Condition: Pre-owned, Excellent

In most ways, Isabelle and Amy are like any other mother and her 16-year-old daughter, a fierce mix of love and loathing exchanged in their every glance. That they eat, sleep and work side by side in the gossip-ridden mill town of Shirley Falls only increases the tension. And just when it appears things can't get any worse, Amy's sexuality begins to unfold, causing a vast and icy rift between mother and daughter that will remain unbridgeable unless Isabelle examines her own secretive and shameful past.

** Fallen Women **

Title: Fallen Women
Author: Sue Welfare
Book Condition: Pre-owned, Good

It looks like Kate Harvey has fallen on her feet: running her own business from her house in London, a workable marriage, two kids, even best friends living in the same street. She can afford the occasional guilt trip home to her rural roots. 
But one late-night phone call changes everything. Her mother is in hospital, although far from being a fragile old lady in desperate need, she's tripped after one too many lunchtime cocktails - but that isn't the only surprise in store.
Kate's fall to earth comes with a resounding crash, as all her hopes and dreams are turned upside down. Fallen Women is a tale of trust betrayed and lives rebuilt, internet dating and the strange comfort of returning home after life in the fast lane.

Nov 13, 2009

** Ready or Not **

Title: Ready or Not
Author: Chris Manby
Book Condition: Pre-owned, Excellent
MYR20 (SOLD..TQ!!)

Every bride is entitled to some pre-wedding jitters. And what girl wouldn't think twice about marriage when her fiance gets his eyebrows shaved off just in time to look horrendous for the photographs? But what if it's not the ceremony that freaks you our but the happy ever after? Heidi Savage is wondering whether she can really forsake all others for macho, beer-swilling Ed. And how can a couple who've never ever been babysitters be ready to start a family of their own?
Will the answer come in the form of her ex-boyfriend Steven? Grown-up, gorgeous and good-with-children. Is Heidi's dilemma simply a case of right shoes, right dress, wrong husband?

Nov 5, 2009

** When She Was Bad **

Title: When She Was Bad
Author: Louise Bagshawe
Book Condition: Pre-owned, Very Good

Lita and Rebecca are worlds apart. From the tough streets of the Bronx, Lita is determined to succeed - whatever the cost. Priveleged Rebecca has never wanted for anything. And when she inherits an estate in England, it's just the start of a whole new life. Linked by betrayal, Rebecca and Lita are set against each other. Until they discover that revenge can be very sweet indeed.

** Everything You Know **

Title: Everything You Know
Author: Zoe Heller
Book Condition: Pre-owned, Good

Willy Muller has a lot of women in his life and all of them are causing him problems. His mother wants him to eat tofu. His dopey girlfriend, Penny, wants him to overcome his personal space issues, while Karen, his other dopier girlfriend, just wants more sex. His oldest daughter Sophie wants him to finance her husband's drug habist, but it's his youngest daughter Sadie who's giving him the biggest headache. Just before committing suicide 3 months ago, she sent Willy her diaries. Now, as he pores over the record of her lonely life, he finds himself troubled by stirrings of parental remorse. Might Willy a lifelong misanthrope, be ready to change his spots?

** Love Tangle **

Title: Love Tangle (SOLD!!) 
Author: Helen Townsend
Book Condition: Pre-owned, Good

Juliet is determined to move up in the world - and marrying young surgeon Brendan is the first step. Teresa, her cousin, thinks marriage is a joke but is secretly looking for love. Brendan thought he knew what he wanted, but now he isn't so sure. Against a background of family rivalry, torn loyalties and startling revelations, the three get caught up in a triangle of love, lust and wedding plans. 

** Don't You Want Me? **

Title: Don't You Want Me? (SOLD!!) 
Author: India Knight
Book Condition: Pre-owned, Excellent

Sex. There's a lot of it about. And Stella is definitely not getting her fair share. She's also got a few handicaps: she's the wrong side of thirty-five, she's a single mum (to the adorable Honey), and her French hot-bloodedness is liable to turn grown men pale. Mind you, the men she meets are either prema-tanned, tight-trousered smoothies with strangely white teeth or - easy, tiger - balding, poorly socialized podgers. One lot have black satin sheets, the other lot have, well, wives. What's a girl to do?

Outrageously entertaining. This is not only the wickedest book you'll read all year, but also the funniest.

Nov 4, 2009

** How To Be Good **

Title: How To Be Good
Author: Nick Hornby
Book Condition: Pre-owned, Excellent (as good as new)
MYR20 (SOLD..TQ!!)

Katie Carr, doctor (and self-declared 'good person'), has just had an affair. It's really not her fault - she is, after all, married to David: angry, cynical, negative (though undeniably funny) and a real pain to live with. But then David meets DJ GoodNews, astonishingly effective, faith healer and do-gooder of the unbearably smug kind. And now David is good. Too good actually, he starts to put theory into practise, giving away their kids' toys, reaching out to the hopeless and homeless in a very personal and for Katie, disturbing way. It seems to her that if charity begins at home, it may be time to move.

Nov 3, 2009

** The Birds Fall Down **

Title: The Birds Fall Down
Author: Rebecca West
Book Condition: Pre-Owned, Excellent

One afternoon, in an early summer of this century, eighteen-year-old Laura Rowan sits on the garden steps of her house embroidering a handkerchief. She overhears a conversation between her father, an English Member of the Parliament and her mother, Tania, the daughter of an exiled Russian royalist. Tania's decision to take Laura to Paris to visit her grandfather, Count Nikolai Diakonov, means that Laura will unwittingly become a witness to the momentous events leading up to the Russian Revolution.

Nov 2, 2009

** Tomcat in Love **

Title: Tomcat in Love
Author: Tim O'Brien
Book Condition: Pre-owned, Excellent but a bit yellow around the edges (large paperback)

He is 6'6" tall, a clean-shaven version of Abe Lincoln. He is a professor of linguistics, bewitched by language, deluded about his ability to win the hearts of women with his erudition and physical appearance. He is Thomas H. Chippering, aka Tomcat. And in his private dictionary of love, three entries stand out:
Tampa: Just the word makes Thomas Chippering's blood curdle. That's where his ex-wife, the faithless Lorna Sue, now lives with a suntanned tycoon whose name Chippering refuses to utter.
Revenge: If Chippering can't get Lorna Sue back, at least he can wreak havoc with her new marriage. He also has plans for Lorna Sue's brother, Herbie, with whom she has always had an unnaturally close relationship.
Love: His ex-wife may have disapproved, but is Chippering's fondness for women- especially the nubile young ladies who attend his classes - really so wrong?

** Cutting the Rocks **

Title: Cutting the Rocks
Author: May Roper
Book Condition: Pre-owned, Excellent (still looks new)

For Lily, life is terrific: she has a fantastic job as a buyer of retro costume jewellery; a steady live-in relationship with Frank; her own home and plenty of good friends. Then Frank leaves and her boss announces she is selling the business - and suddenly life has lost its brilliance. Is Lily about to go under - or can she ride the storm, stop being one of life's punchbags, and perhaps even come out on top? With its razor-sharp observations on life and love, this is the novel for any woman who knows there has to more to life than this!

** Runaway: Diary of a Street Kid **

Title: Runaway: Diary of a Street Kid
Author: Evelyn Lau
Book Condition: Pre-owned, Good although pages are yellowed with age

From honour student to street kid, Evelyn Lau, fourteen years old, bright and talented, ran away to spend two years submerged in drugs, prostitution and despair on the streets.
Runaway is the unforgettable, true story from the internationally acclaimed author- Evelyn Lau - who is the youngest ever author to be shortlisted for the Governor General's Award for poetry.

** A Tremor in the Bitter Earth **

Title: A Tremor in the Bitter Earth (Book 2 of the Tielmaran Chronicles)
Author: Katya Reimann
Book Condition: Pre-owned, Good (Hard Cover)

Gaultry Blas is a young woman with a knowledge of woods magic and a special bond to the glamour magic of the twin goddesses who bless the Principality of Tielmark. She has saved her land from subversion by the scheming agents of the Bissanty empire, from which Tielmark has won a tenuous independence.
As she, her twin sister, Mervion, and the Tielmaran court convene to celebrate the most sacred of Tielmark's ceremonies - the renewal of the blood-bond between Prince Benet, the twin goddesses, and the land - the short-lived peace is shattered by a horrifying betrayal crafter by the dark magic of Bissanty assassins.

** IT and Computing Books **

Title: Building an ASP.NET Intranet
Authors: Kouroush Ardestani, Brian Boyce, Chad Hutchinson, Saurabh Nandu, Jon C Roth, Chandu Thota, Jonathan Wlash, Karli Watson

Book Condition: Pre-owned, Good


This book uses ASP.
NET and Visual Basic.NET to develop an intranet application that provides all of the features that users expect. This book covers:
- a full explanantion of the IBuySpy Portal architecture - how to customize existing portal modules, as well as building your own - the intranet build will enable users to publish content, manage documents, schedule events, access human resources information and hold online discussions - effective use of stored procedures through integrating with Windows security and creating an advanced user interface with ASP.NET Web Controls

Title: Understanding the .NET Framework
Authors: Kent Tegels
, Tony Baer, Jan Narkiewicz, Neil Whitlow, Chandu Thota
Book Condition: Pre-owned, Good


This book covers:
- what .NET is: the Framework, the infrastructure, and the products
- why Microsoft has revamped its development and runtime model, and how this will affect you
- how the .NET Framework provides multi-language support, a common type system, memory management, garbage collection and new deployment models
- the tools that .NET Framework's class library provides to develop Windows and web applications, and to access and manipulate data
- how .NET supports middle-tier components with transactions, security and messaging - and how to use existing DLLs and COM components
- the vital role played by web services and their role in future software development
- the path to a successful career in .NET

Title: Professional Visual Basic Interoperability: COM and VB6 to .NET (Written and tested for final release of .NET v1.0)
Authors: Billy Hollis a
nd Rockford Lhotka
Book Condition: Pre-owned, Good

This book covers:
- using COM components from .NET and .NET assemblies from COM
- calling COM components in MTS/COM+ from .NET
- Visual Basic.NET and COM in COM+
- custom marshaling and threading issues
- DCOM, Remoting and Web Services
- sharing configuration information
- binary and random flat file access in .NET
- using ADO in .NET
- calling API or static DLL functions from .NET
- preparing your VB^ code for migration to .NET

Title: Fast Track Visual Basic.NET
Authors: Billy S. Hollis and Rockford Lhotka

Book Condition: Pre-owned, Good

This book covers:
- an introduction to the .NET framework and the new Visual Studio.NET IDE
- a concise review of the new language features of Visual Basic.NET
- New Windows user interface and web capabilities of Visual Basic.NET
- data access using Visual Basic.NET and ADO.NET
- new installation and deployment features
- interoperating with VB6 and migrating VB6 code to Visual Basic.NET

Title: Professional Windows Forms
Authors: Jason Bell, Benny B. Johansen, Jan D. Narkiewicz, Gerry O'Brien, Ranga Raghunathan, Simon Robinson, John Timney, Eric White

Book Condition: Pre-owned, Good

This book covers:
- introduction to the .NET framework and Windows forms in this context
- overview of the new and important features of Visual Studio.NET
- a look at object-oriented programming including Windows Forms Visual Inheritance
- events and event-driven programming
- how to manipulate data with Windows Forms
- all the controls made available from VS.NET, including how to use ActiveX controls
- graphical drawing with GDI++
- debugging Windows Forms applications using the .NET debugger

Title: Beginning Web Programming using VB.NET & Visual Studio.NET
Authors: Craig Bowes, David Cazzulino, Mike Clark, Chris Hart, Neil Raybould, Tobin Titus

Book Condition: Pre-owned, Good

This book covers:
- how the web works: the Internet, HTTP and the client-server architecture
- creating dynamic web pages with web forms and web server controls
- acquiring and displaying data using ADO.NET and Visual Studio .NET components
- debugging and error handling in ASP.NET applications
- the importance of XML and particularly its role in web services
- setting up your web server efficiently and securely
- assessing the performance of your application, and preparing it for release
- build a case study that demonstrates the use of these technologies in practise

Title: Professional Visual Basic .NET Transactions
Authors: Matthew Bortniker and James Conard

Book Condition: Pre-owned, Good

This book covers:
- basic concepts of ADO.NET, SQL Server, ASP.NET and XML
- how to create Web Services and utilise them for transactions
- developing distributed transactional components using COM+
- interoperability and .NET Remoting
- debugging and troubleshooting
- in-depth case study to apply the concepts and technologies you've learnt to build a complete, distributed transaction-processing system

Title: Professional Visual Basic 6 MTS Programming
Authors: Matthew Bortniker with James M Conard

Book Condition: Pre-owned, Good

This book covers:
- how VB, COM and MTS work together
- the relationship between VB, MTS and the Windows DNA model
- a full explanation of MTS transactions
- designing and developing successful VB MTS components
- securing your MTS components
- how to handle errors in an MTS components
- using the MTS Explorer for MTS components and administration
- the way SQL server, MTS and the MS DTC can work together
- handling MTS transactions from an ASP page
- two major and complete VB MTS distributed applications
- what you need to know about MTS in preparation for COM+

Title: Professional ADO.NET Programming
Authors: Bipin Joshi, Paul Dickinson, Fabio Claudio Ferracchiati, Kevin Hoffman, John McTainsh, Donny Mack, Matt Milner, Jan D. Narkiewicz, Doug Seven, Julian Skinner

Book Condition: Pre-owned, Good

This book covers:
- ADO.NET and the .NET Framework
- using the .NET Data Providers to create connections and execute commands
- using the DataSet to manipulate data
- using COM interoperability
- performance and security issues
- practical code examples, extensive technical information and a detailed case study

Title: Beginning ASP.NET Databases using VB.NET
Authors: John Kauffman, Fabio Claudio Ferracchiati, Brian Matsik, Eric N. Mintz, Jan D. Narkiewicz, Kent Tegels, Donald Xie, John West, Jesudas Chinnathampi, James Greenwood

Book Condition: Pre-owned, Good

This book covers:
- connecting to common data sources, including SQL Server and MS Access
- reading data with data reader and dataset objects
- creating and deleting records and editing data
- displaying data with ASP.NET's web server controls
- writing and using stored procedures from VB.NET code
- placing your data access code in reusable class libraries

Nov 1, 2009

** Adrian Mole: The Cappuccino Years **

Title: Adrian Mole: The Cappuccino Years
Author: Sue Townsend
Book Condition: Pre-Owned, Good although pages are slightly yellowed with age

Now in his thirties, Adrian's still worrying: Can he be a good father? Is Viagra cheating? Why won't the BBC produce 'The White Van', his serial killer comedy?
Will he find the fulfilment he seeks as celebrity offal chef, single parent and celibate novelist? Is there a place for Adrian Mole in Blair's Brave New Britain?

** Queen of Dreams **

Title: Queen of Dreams (SOLD!!)
Author: Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Book Condition: Pre-owned, Good although pages are slightly yellowed with age

From the bestselling author of Mistress of Spices comes a spellbinding tale of mothers and daughters, love and belonging. Rakhi, a young painter and single mother, is struggling to come to terms with her relationship with ex-husband Sonny, a hip Bay Area DJ, and with her dream-teller mother, who has rarely spoken about her past or her native India. Rakhi has her hands full, juggling a creative dry spell, raising her daughter and trying to save the Berkeley teahouse she co-owns. But greater challenges are to come. After a national tragedy turns her world upside down, Rakhi loses her mother in a freak car accident. But uncovering her mother's dream journals allows Rakhi to discover her mother's long-kept secrets- and ultimately to confront her fears and revisit Sonny's place in her heart.