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Matilda
by Roald Dahl

Now a musical! 

Matilda is a sweet, exceptional young girl, but her parents think she’s just a nuisance. She expects school to be different but there she has to face Miss Trunchbull, a menacing, kid-hating headmistress. When Matilda is attacked by the Trunchbull she suddenly discovers she has a remarkable power with which to fight back. It’ll take a superhuman genius to give Miss Trunchbull what she deserves and Matilda may be just the one to do it!

Here is Roald Dahl’s original novel of a little girl with extraordinary powers. This much-loved story has recently been made into a wonderful new musical, adapted by Dennis Kelly with music and lyrics by Tim Minchin.


You are the Best Wife
by Ajay Pandey

Ajay believes in living for himself; Bhavna teaches him to live for others. Ajay is a planner for life; Bhavna makes him live in every moment. You are the Best Wife is a story of two people with contradictory ideologies who fall in love. It changes them for good. It changes the way they look at the world and the way the world looks at them. Until destiny reveals its plans. This is a true inspiring story of the author and his struggle with life, after his beloved wife left him halfway through their journey. But her last words, ‘you are the best husband’ gave him the strength to live on, and fulfil his promise of love. Told with frankness and doses of humor, this heartwarming tale of a boy and a girl who never gave up on their love in face of adversities, ends on a bittersweet and poignant note as Ajay comes to terms with the biggest lesson life has to offer.

The Guide To Living, Volume 1: Urban, Rural and Bush Living, Emergency Preparedness and Survival
by Thomas Stowe


Bossypants
by Tina Fey

Before Liz Lemon, before “Weekend Update,” before “Sarah Palin,” Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV.

She has seen both these dreams come true.

At last, Tina Fey’s story can be told. From her youthful days as a vicious nerd to her tour of duty on Saturday Night Live; from her passionately halfhearted pursuit of physical beauty to her life as a mother eating things off the floor; from her one-sided college romance to her nearly fatal honeymoon — from the beginning of this paragraph to this final sentence.

Tina Fey reveals all, and proves what we’ve all suspected: you’re no one until someone calls you bossy.

(Includes Special, Never-Before-Solicited Opinions on Breastfeeding, Princesses, Photoshop, the Electoral Process, and Italian Rum Cake!)


Burns
by Diane Burns, Sandee Cohen

If you’re a designer or other creative professional who needs to create digital documents that will be read on multiple devices, you will be thrilled with the powerful tools in Adobe InDesign CC. Now you just need to know what to do with them. Digital Publishing with Adobe InDesign CC examines not just the “How” of using the tools, but also the “When” and “Why” of choosing among the various digital format options–ePub, PDF, HTML, tablet app, and so on. Clear explanations and plenty of full-color graphics will guide you through the potentially confusing digital publishing landscape. Written by two longtime publishing experts, the book thoroughly covers the theory and best practices for creating and using buttons, hyperlinks, video, audio, forms, animations, slideshows, and iPad interactivity to enhance and enliven your digital publications.


You’ll learn to:

  • Select the digital format that best fits the needs of your content and your audience
  • Design both Reflowable and Fixed Layout ePub documents
  • Use Liquid Layout Rules to automatically resize and reflow content to fit different-sized devices
  • Add interactivity to create exciting PDF presentations
  • Configure your ePub files for the best results across various reader

“I’m really thrilled to see this second edition of Digital Publishing with Adobe InDesign. The InDesign team is always trying to push the possibilities of digital publishing whether via ePub, DPS or PDF. This book captures that excitement and helps the reader be successful in this ever-changing field.”

Chris Kitchener, Group Product Manager, Design Segment, Adobe Systems


Operation World
by Jason Mandryk

Operation World, the definitive global prayer handbook, has been used by more than a million Christians to pray for the nations. Now in its 7th edition, it has been completely updated and revised by Jason Mandryk with a team of missionaries and researchers, and it covers the entire populated world. Included in this updated and revised 7th edition:

  • All the countries of the world featured
  • Maps of each country
  • Geographic information
  • People groups within each country
  • Economic information
  • Political information
  • Religious make-up of each country
  • Daily Prayer Calendar
  • Answers to prayer
  • Challenges for prayer

Whether you are an intercessor praying behind the scenes for world change, a missionary abroad or simply curious about the world, Operation World will give you the information necessary to play a vital role in fulfilling the Great Commission. Note: Because this ebook is richly illustrated, please allow a little extra time to download after purchase.


White Houses
by Amy Bloom

For readers of The Paris Wife and The Swans of Fifth Avenue comes a “sensuous, captivating account of a forbidden affair between two women” (People)–Eleanor Roosevelt and “first friend” Lorena Hickok.

Lorena Hickok meets Eleanor Roosevelt in 1932 while reporting on Franklin Roosevelt’s first presidential campaign. Having grown up worse than poor in South Dakota and reinvented herself as the most prominent woman reporter in America, “Hick,” as she’s known to her friends and admirers, is not quite instantly charmed by the idealistic, patrician Eleanor. But then, as her connection with the future first lady deepens into intimacy, what begins as a powerful passion matures into a lasting love, and a life that Hick never expected to have. She moves into the White House, where her status as “first friend” is an open secret, as are FDR’s own lovers. After she takes a job in the Roosevelt administration, promoting and protecting both Roosevelts, she comes to know Franklin not only as a great president but as a complicated rival and an irresistible friend, capable of changing lives even after his death. Through it all, even as Hick’s bond with Eleanor is tested by forces both extraordinary and common, and as she grows as a woman and a writer, she never loses sight of the love of her life.

From Washington, D.C. to Hyde Park, from a little white house on Long Island to an apartment on Manhattan’s Washington Square, Amy Bloom’s new novel moves elegantly through fascinating places and times, written in compelling prose and with emotional depth, wit, and acuity.

Praise for White Houses

“Amy Bloom brings an untold slice of history so dazzlingly and devastatingly to life, it took my breath away.”–Paula McLain, author of The Paris Wife

“Vivid and tender . . . Bloom–interweaving fact and fancy–lavishes attention on [Hickok], bringing Hick, the novel’s narrator and true subject, to radiant life.”O: The Oprah Magazine

“Radiant . . . an indelible love story, one propelled not by unlined youth and beauty but by the kind of soul-mate connection even distance, age, and impossible circumstances couldn’t dim . . . Bloom’s goal is less to relitigate history than to portray the blandly sexless figurehead of First Lady as something the job rarely allows those women to be–a loving, breathing human being. And she does it brilliantly.”Entertainment Weekly


Geography, Power, Strategy and Defence Policy
by Desmond Ball, Sheryn Lee

Paul Dibb AM has had an extraordinary career. He enjoys an international scholarly reputation of the highest order, while at the same time he has done much distinguished public service. He was a pioneer in moving back and forth between posts in government departments, notably the Department of Defence, and academia. He began as a student of Soviet economic geography, and then spent nearly two decades in Australian Defence intelligence, including service as Head of the National Assessments Staff (NAS) in the Joint Intelligence Organisation (JIO) from 1974 to 1978, Deputy Director of JIO in 1978–80, Director of JIO in 1986–88, and Deputy Secretary of Defence (Strategy and Intelligence) in 1988–91, before becoming a Professor in the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre (SDSC) at The Australian National University (where he is now an Emeritus Professor). He has been quite happy to engage in vigorous public debate about important and controversial strategic and defence issues, giving him a high public profile.

The contributors include two former Chancellors of ANU, one a former Minister of Defence, and the other a former Secretary of the Department of Defence, a former Chief of the Defence Force (CDF), and other former senior officials, as well as academic specialists in geography, international relations, and strategic and defence studies.

 

‘This would be a high-quality set of essays for any edited volume, but for a festschrift – a genre that sometimes generates uneven collections – this is an exceptional assembly. The individual pieces are very good; together, they have coherence and power.’
– Professor Ian Hall, Professor of International Relations, Griffith University

 


QuickBooks 2008 All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies
by Stephen L. Nelson

Bookkeeping is part of running a business — and for a lot of us, it’s not the favorite part. If you’ve been looking for an easy way to manage all aspects of your small business accounting and finances, QuickBooks 2008 is a great software choice. And QuickBooks 2008 All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies is the quickest way to get started!

With eight books in one, QuickBooks 2008 All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies is your one-stop guide to successful small business financial management. Here’s what you need to know, not just about setting up and using QuickBooks, but also about accounting chores, business planning, overall financial management, and much more.

The eight minibooks are

  • An accounting primer
  • Getting ready to use QuickBooks
  • Bookkeeping chores
  • Accounting chores
  • Financial management
  • Business plans
  • Care and maintenance
  • Additional business resources

QuickBooks 2008 All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies show you how to set up and customize QuickBooks, create invoices and pay vendors, track job or project costs, prepare financial statements and reports, and even simplify tax return preparation. Written by a veteran tax planner and CPA, this book and QuickBooks 2008 will make all that number-crunching a lot more bearable.


Beginning HTML5 and CSS3 For Dummies
by Ed Tittel, Chris Minnick

Your full-color, friendly guide to getting started with HTML5and CSS3!

HTML and CSS are essential tools for creating dynamic websitesand help make your websites even more effective and unique. Thisfriendly-but-straightforward guide gets you started with the basicsof the latest versions of HTML and CSS: HTML5 and CSS3. Introducingyou to the syntax and structure of the languages, this helpfulguide shows you how to create and view a web page, explains idealusage of HTML5 and CSS3, walks you through the CSS3 rules and stylesheets, addresses common mistakes and explains how to fix them, andexplores interesting HTML5 tools.

  • Serves as an ideal introduction to HTML5 and CSS3 for beginnerswith little to no web development experience
  • Details the capabilities of HTML5 and CSS3 and how to use bothto create responsive, practical, and well-designed websites
  • Helps you understand how HTML5 and CSS3 are the foundation uponwhich hundreds of millions of web pages are built
  • Features full-color illustrations to enhance your learningprocess

Beginning HTML5 and CSS3 For Dummies is the perfect firststep for getting started with the fundamentals of web developmentand design.


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