Fire and Hemlock

Author: Diana Wynne Jones
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 110156699X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A fantastic tale by the legendary Diana Wynne Jones—with an introduction by Garth Nix. Polly Whittacker has two sets of memories. In the first, things are boringly normal; in the second, her life is entangled with the mysterious, complicated cellist Thomas Lynn. One day, the second set of memories overpowers the first, and Polly knows something is very wrong. Someone has been trying to make her forget Tom - whose life, she realizes, is at supernatural risk. Fire and Hemlock is a fantasy filled with sorcery and intrigue, magic and mystery - and a most unusual and satisfying love story. Widely considered to be one of Diana Wynne Jones's best novels, the Firebird edition of Fire and Hemlock features an introduction by the acclaimed Garth Nix - and an essay about the writing of the book by Jones herself. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Hemlock Grove

Author: Brian McGreevy
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0374532915
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"An epic, original reinvention of the Gothic novel, taking the characters of our greatest novels, myths, and nightmares - the werewolf, the vampire, Frankenstein - and reimagining them for our time"--

Dogsbody

Author: Diana Wynne Jones
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101566981
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A funny, heartbreaking, stunning book by the legendary Diana Wynne Jones—with an introduction by Neil Gaiman. The Dog Star, Sirius, is tried - and found guilty - by his heavenly peers for a murder he did not commit. His sentence: to live on the planet Earth until he can carry out a seemingly impossible mission - the recovery of a deadly weapon known as the Zoi. The first lesson Sirius learns in his lowly earthly form is that humans have all the power. The second is that even though his young mistress loves him, she can't protect either of them. The third - and worst - is that someone out there will do anything to keep Sirius from finding the Zoi. Even if it means destroying Earth itself. This funny, heartbreaking, stunning book features an introduction by Neil Gaiman, an avid fan of Diana Wynne Jones. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Archer s Goon

Author: Diana Wynne Jones
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062243403
Format: PDF, ePub
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The trouble started when Howard Sykes came home from school and found the "goon" sitting in the kitchen. He said he'd been sent by Archer. But who was Archer? It had to do with the 2,000 words that Howard's author father had failed to deliver. It soon became clear not only that Archer wanted those words, but that his wizard siblings, Hathaway, Dillian, Shine, Torquil, Erskine, and Venturus, would also go to any lengths to get them. Although each wizard ruled a section of the town, he or she was a prisoner in it. Each suspected that one of them held the secret behind the words, and that secret was the key to their freedom. Which one of them was it? The Sykes family become pawns in the wizards' fight to win their freedom, wrest control from one another, and fan out to rule the world. Diana Wynne Jones skillfully guides the reader through a riveting, twisty plot, with satisfying surprises at every amazing turn. An exciting science fiction adventure where, happily, nothing is what it first seems to be.

Hemlock

Author: Anthony D'Amato
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300179383
Format: PDF, ePub
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An appreciation of the beautiful, iconic, and endangered Eastern Hemlock and what it means to nature and society

The Perilous Gard

Author: Elizabeth Marie Pope
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618150731
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In 1558 while imprisoned in a remote castle, a young girl becomes involved in a series of events that leads to an underground labyrinth peopled by the last practitioners of druidic magic.

Hemlock and After

Author: Angus Wilson
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571287646
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On its appearance in 1952 the Times Literary Supplement called Hemlock and After 'a novel of remarkable power and literary skill which deserves to be judged by the highest standards'. Angus Wilson's first novel is concerned with the hypocrisies of middle-class society. The protagonist, Bernard Sands, is a novelist and an intellectual who tries to found a centre for young writers. However, Sands is a secret homosexual and in the post-war Britain of the time his liberal ideas cause much anxiety to those in charge. Surrounded by false friends and scheming enemies Sands has to come to terms with his emotions and is forced to decide where his loyalties lie. A compassionately written novel Hemlock and After explores the conflict of duty and love in one man's life and the consequences of our choices. Written at a time when homosexuality was still an offence Hemlock and After is a brilliantly handled novel from a writer who was described by John Betjeman as 'mercilessly accurate and never dull.'

Tam Lin

Author: Pamela Dean
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780142406526
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This Scottish-based tale for adults offers a pregnant heroine who must rescue the man who seduced her in the woods from his captor, the Fairie Queen.

Poisons

Author: Peter Macinnis
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1611450144
Format: PDF, Docs
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A provocative tour of the role of poisons in today's world cites their prevalence in the environment, homes and foods, sharing colorful stories about celebrated poisoners in history and literature while identifying the sources of various poisons, the methods used to detect them and the science behind their practical applications and effects. Reprint.

The Ogre Downstairs

Author: Diana Wynne Jones
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0064473503
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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When a disagreeable man with two boys marries a widow with three children, family adjustments are complicated by two magic chemistry sets which cause strange things to happen around the house. Simultaneous.