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.

** The Potter's House **

Title: The Potter's House
Author: Rosie Thomas
Book Condition: Pre-owned, Good

Olivia has left her English roots far behind. She lives on a tiny Greek island, married to a local man, mother to their small sons. Year on year, island life has followed a peaceful unchanging rhythm.
Until now. An earthquake ravages the coast, its force devastating the island. In the aftermath comes a stranger, an Englishwoman, destitute but for the clothes she wears. Olivia welcomes the stranger into her home, the potter's house. But as Kitty melts into the family and the village community, so Olivia begins to sense that her mysterious visitor threatens all she holds dear.

** Snow **

Title: Snow (SOLD!!)
Author: Orhan Pamuk
Book Condition: New

An exiled poet named Ka returns to Turkey and travels to the forlorn city of Kars. His ostensible purpose is to report on a wave of suicide among religious girls forbidden to wear their headscarves. But Ka is also drawn by his memories of the radiant Ipek, now recently divorced.
Amid blanketing snowfall and universal suspicion, Ka finds himself pursued by figures ranging from Ipek's ex-husband to a charismatic terrorist. Touching, slyly comic and humming with cerebral suspense.

** Revolutionary Road **

Title: Revolutionary Road (SOLD!!)
Author: Richard Yates
Condition: New

In the hopeful 1950s, Frank and April Wheeler seem to be a model couple: bright, beautiful, talented with two young children and a starter home in the suburbs. Perhaps they married too young and started a family too early. Maybe Frank's job is dull. And April never did see herself as a housewife. Yet they always have the assumption that greatness is only just around the corner. But now that certainty is about to crumble.
Now a major motion picture starring Leonardo DiCaprio & Kate Winslet.

** A Little Surprise **

Title: A Little Surprise
Author: Susanna Jackson
Book Condition: Pre-owned, Excellent
MYR15 (SOLD..TQ!!)

When Isabel tells her husband she is pregnant she anticipates some sort of resistance - after all, the news is completely unexpected, and their two other children are nearly grown up. But their marriage is strong, isn't it, and surely forty-three is not too old?
What Isabel doesn't know is that Michael has been having an affair with a much younger woman. And on the day Isabel gives him her little surprise, he has been steeling himself to deliver a much bigger one: he is about to leave her.

** The Children of Hurin **

Title: The Children of Hurin (SOLD)

Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
Book Condition: New

The great tale of the Children of Hurin, set during the legendary time before the Lord of the Rings.
Morgoth, the first Dark Lord, dwells in the vast fortress of Angband in the North; and within the shadow of fear of Angband, and the war raged by Morgoth against the Elves, the fates of Turin and his sister Nienor will be tragically entwined.