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BOF! France funny-side up By Anneke Elwes
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A compendium of Gallic oddities, Bof! takes the oyster that is France and concentrates firmly on the grit. Essential reading for anyone struggling to learn French or understand the French. This... More > book won’t tell you what you should see, do or know in France. In fact it skips all the boring text book stuff. But if you’ve ever wondered why your school French is met with baffled incomprehension, then Bof! holds the answer. It takes you on a rollercoaster ride through what the French really think and say, what they like and dislike, their habits, food, fashion, humour, sport and language and brings it all to life with quirky pen and ink drawings. You’ll learn essential French survival skills: how to out savvy a Parisian waiter, how to match the French insult for insult, how to run the car off plonk, how to fart higher than your bum, how to behave like a French fashion designer, a hot rabbit, a big vegetable or a badly licked bear…< Less
This Is China: A Guidebook for Teachers, Backpackers and Other Lunatics By Megan Eaves
eBook (PDF): $6.00
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'This Is China' is the expert guide for anyone thinking about becoming a foreign teacher in China. This book gives you tailor-made advice on what to do before you go – where to find a job, how... More > to get a Z visa and not an L visa, and how to pare down your luggage without losing the essentials. 'TIC' shows you how to navigate daily life in China, with tips on deciphering travel tickets and menus, and advice on using phones, computers and the postal system. Want to avoid finding a basket of chickens on your train seat, don't know the difference between mianzi and kuaizi or confused by any of the oddities of life in China? This book is for you. The Laowai Dictionary gives you word and language tips to match every chapter, and real-life phrases you won't find in any other book. 'TIC' also gives independent advice on China’s must-see places and less-traveled spots. This is your essential guide to transforming from a China newbie into a groovy laowai laoshi, a true foreign expert in the Middle Kingdom.< Less
BOF! France funny-side up By Anneke Elwes
eBook (PDF): $9.37
A compendium of Gallic oddities, Bof! takes the oyster that is France and concentrates firmly on the grit. Essential reading for anyone struggling to learn French or understand the French. This... More > book won’t tell you what you should see, do or know in France. In fact it skips all the boring text book stuff. But if you’ve ever wondered why your school French is met with baffled incomprehension, then Bof! holds the answer. It takes you on a rollercoaster ride through what the French really think and say, what they like and dislike, their habits, food, fashion, humour, sport and language and brings it all to life with quirky pen and ink drawings. You’ll learn essential French survival skills: how to out savvy a Parisian waiter, how to match the French insult for insult, how to run the car off plonk, how to fart higher than your bum, how to behave like a French fashion designer, a hot rabbit, a big vegetable or a badly licked bear…< Less
This Is China: A Guidebook for Teachers, Backpackers and Other Lunatics By Megan Eaves
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'This Is China' is the expert guide for anyone thinking about becoming a foreign teacher in China. This book gives you tailor-made advice on what to do before you go – where to find a job, how... More > to get a Z visa and not an L visa, and how to pare down your luggage without losing the essentials. 'TIC' shows you how to navigate daily life in China, with tips on deciphering travel tickets and menus, and advice on using phones, computers and the postal system. Want to avoid finding a basket of chickens on your train seat, don't know the difference between mianzi and kuaizi or confused by any of the oddities of life in China? This book is for you. The Laowai Dictionary gives you word and language tips to match every chapter, and real-life phrases you won't find in any other book. 'TIC' also gives independent advice on China’s must-see places and less-traveled spots. This is your essential guide to transforming from a China newbie into a groovy laowai laoshi, a true foreign expert in the Middle Kingdom.< Less
Silent Symphonies By Sally Chiwuzie
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Set in mid-nineties London, Silent Symphonies follows the life of sultry Leila Cranston-Jasper, a highly-strung writer in her thirties on a quest to find love, peace and a semblance of normalcy in... More > her idiosyncratic life. Her husband, Akash Yoganathan numbs Leila and picks her apart using his arrogant intelligence and wit. Parallel to this providence is her involvement with a scholarly, subtly sexy cardiologist, Kaobi Chetachi-Ubah, who breaks down Leila’s walls one brick at a time, luring her to a life that she can only ever taste on the tip of her tongue. When a chance encounter with a fortune-teller gives Leila a cryptic overview of her destiny she dismisses this as hogwash. Then her rose-tinted-glasses of naiveté fall off in a series of dramatic events. She spends her life-time in the company of the oddity of the fortune-tellers words. The leaves of destiny then dance in accordance with the rhythm of the wind.< Less
Silent Symphonies By Sally Chiwuzie
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Set in mid-nineties London, Silent Symphonies follows the life of sultry Leila Cranston-Jasper, a highly-strung writer in her thirties on a quest to find love, peace and a semblance of normalcy in... More > her idiosyncratic life. Her husband, Akash Yoganathan numbs Leila and picks her apart using his arrogant intelligence and wit. Parallel to this providence is her involvement with a scholarly, subtly sexy cardiologist, Kaobi Chetachi-Ubah, who breaks down Leila’s walls one brick at a time, luring her to a life that she can only ever taste on the tip of her tongue. When a chance encounter with a fortune-teller gives Leila a cryptic overview of her destiny she dismisses this as hogwash. Then her rose-tinted-glasses of naiveté fall off in a series of dramatic events. She spends her life-time in the company of the oddity of the fortune-tellers words. The leaves of destiny then dance in accordance with the rhythm of the wind.< Less
Silent Symphonies By Sally Chiwuzie
eBook (ePub): $12.05
(1 Ratings)
Set in mid-nineties London, Silent Symphonies follows the life of sultry Leila Cranston-Jasper, a highly-strung writer in her thirties on a quest to find love, peace and a semblance of normalcy in... More > her idiosyncratic life. Her husband, Akash Yoganathan numbs Leila and picks her apart using his arrogant intelligence and wit. Parallel to this providence is her involvement with a scholarly, subtly sexy cardiologist, Kaobi Chetachi-Ubah, who breaks down Leila’s walls one brick at a time, luring her to a life that she can only ever taste on the tip of her tongue. When a chance encounter with a fortune-teller gives Leila a cryptic overview of her destiny she dismisses this as hogwash. Then her rose-tinted-glasses of naiveté fall off in a series of dramatic events. She spends her life-time in the company of the oddity of the fortune-tellers words. The leaves of destiny then dance in accordance with the rhythm of the wind.< Less
Saltwater Cowboy By Dan Dabrowski
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It’s been six months since Stephanie Winters, the daughter of banking legend Turner Branson, went missing. She was on the verge of an enormous financial windfall, so the timing of her... More > vanishing act is all the more puzzling. Without any solid leads the police don’t have much to show for their efforts. When a mutilated John Doe surfaces from the ocean the authorities don’t see a connection, but someone close to Winters does. Private Investigator Isaac Quinn is between jobs when an emissary from the banking dynasty approaches him about running a parallel investigation. Assisted by his core group of friends - a washed-up newspaper reporter, a Pakistani convenience store owner and some of his old contacts at the Ocean City Police Department - Quinn throws himself into the enigmatic world of high finance, data mining and the oddities of the ultra-rich. As pieces of the puzzle drop into place, doubt and intuition have him questioning the real reason the Branson clan chose him.< Less
The Comida Chronicles: Pearlescence By Aioshi
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Comida. A quaint planet resting comfortably in its distant corner of the universe. In its formative years magical ether flowed through its veins, as rich and plentiful as oxygen. For centuries... More > Hexers, magical beasts, and sorceric artifacts carved out this little world's identity; shaping nations, lifestyles, everything surveyed by its human wielders. Time passed, ether supplies dwindled, and the world reset into a configuration more in line with our own Earth. What little remained of the old magics fueled this world's technology in the form of Hexcrystals. It was the only 'oddity' remaining in this world... Yet, strange tales have been circulating. Travelers of the IB Sea describe creatures shaped like us, speaking like us, and yet...something else entirely. A smattering of humanoid and animal fused into one. An 'Amalgamation' if you will. Truth be told, they exist. Lend an ear, if you're curious, and I'll tell you of a town born within the waters of IB. A little place called...Pearlescence.< Less
The Open Door and Other Night Time Tales of Terror By Mike Morrison
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The Open Door and Other Night Time Tales of Terror is the new book from author Mike Morrison. It is an intricately interconnected series of horror stories that push the boundaries of genre fiction.... More > The book features tales such as small, vicious creatures living behind the walls and terrorizing a young girl home alone (The Wretched Ones), a monstrous oddity hungrily roaming a hospitals corridors at night (The Thing in the Hospital Hall), a genie trapped in an enchanted elevator (The Third Floor), an 80’s slasher movie monster bored with it’s day job (Slice N’ Dice: Part VI), a prophecy of impending destruction (Subway Prophet: A Heart-warming Tale) and a giant, vindictive spider (The Deal With Pets) to name just a few. Funny, horrific, gut-wrenching and gore-spilling, this is the horror anthology for those tired of yet another zombie novel, genre mash-up or glittery vampire. This book is not for the squeamish or the faint of heart. It is for anyone looking to have a hell of a fun time being scared.< Less

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Our World Our World By Deleah Payne
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