The Old Devils

The Old Devils
Author: Kingsley Amis
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2012-02-29
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781446414620

Download The Old Devils Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

Malcolm, Peter and Charlie and their Soave-sodden wives have one main ambition left in life: to drink Wales dry. But their routine is both shaken and stirred when they are joined by professional Welshman Alun Weaver (CBE) and his wife, Rhiannon.

The Old Devils

The Old Devils
Author: Kingsley Amis
Publsiher: New York Review of Books
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2012-10-02
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781590175927

Download The Old Devils Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

Age has done everything except mellow the characters in Kingsley Amis’s The Old Devils, which turns its humane and ironic gaze on a group of Welsh married couples who have been spending their golden years—when “all of a sudden the evening starts starting after breakfast”—nattering, complaining, reminiscing, and, above all, drinking. This more or less orderly social world is thrown off-kilter, however, when two old friends unexpectedly return from England: Alun Weaver, now a celebrated man of Welsh letters, and his entrancing wife, Rhiannon. Long-dormant rivalries and romances are rudely awakened, as life at the Bible and Crown, the local pub, is changed irrevocably. Considered by Martin Amis to be Kingsley Amis’s greatest achievement—a book that “stands comparison with any English novel of the [twentieth] century”—The Old Devils confronts the attrition of ageing with rare candor, sympathy, and moral intelligence.

The Old Devils

The Old Devils
Author: Kingsley Amis
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 383
Release: 2004
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780099461050

Download The Old Devils Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

Malcolm, Peter and Charlie and their Soave-sodden wives have one ambition left in life: to drink Wales dry. But their routine is both shaken and stirred when professional Welshman, Alun Weaver (CBE) and his wife, Rhiannon, join them.

The Old Devils

The Old Devils
Author: Kingsley Amis
Publsiher: New York Review of Books
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2012-10-02
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781590175767

Download The Old Devils Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

Booker Prize Winner: A pub gathering of elderly married couples devolves into mischief in this “sharp and funny” British comedy about marriage, aging, and friendship (The Washington Post) Age has done everything except mellow the characters in Kingsley Amis’s The Old Devils, which turns its humane and ironic gaze on a group of Welsh married couples who have been spending their golden years—when “all of a sudden the evening starts starting after breakfast”—nattering, complaining, reminiscing, and, above all, drinking. This more or less orderly social world is thrown off-kilter, however, when two old friends unexpectedly return from England: Alun Weaver, now a celebrated man of Welsh letters, and his entrancing wife, Rhiannon. Long-dormant rivalries and romances are rudely awakened, as life at the Bible and Crown, the local pub, is changed irrevocably. Considered by Martin Amis to be Kingsley Amis’s greatest achievement—a book that “stands comparison with any English novel of the [twentieth] century”—The Old Devils confronts the attrition of ageing with rare candor, sympathy, and moral intelligence.

City of Devils

City of Devils
Author: Paul French
Publsiher: Picador
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2018-07-03
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781250170606

Download City of Devils Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

Now one of Kirkus Reviews' "Best Books of the Year" From Paul French, the New York Times bestselling author of Midnight in Peking—winner of both the Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime and the CWA Gold Dagger for Non-Fiction—comes City of Devils, a rags-to-riches tale of two self-made men set against a backdrop of crime and vice in the sprawling badlands of Shanghai. Shanghai, 1930s: It was a haven for outlaws from all over the world: a place where pasts could be forgotten, fascism and communism outrun, names invented, and fortunes made—and lost. “Lucky” Jack Riley was the most notorious of those outlaws. An ex–U.S. Navy boxing champion, he escaped from prison and rose to become the Slots King of Shanghai. “Dapper” Joe Farren—a Jewish boy who fled Vienna’s ghetto—ruled the nightclubs. His chorus lines rivaled Ziegfeld’s. In 1940, Lucky Jack and Dapper Joe bestrode the Shanghai Badlands like kings, while all around the Solitary Island was poverty, starvation, and war. They thought they ruled Shanghai, but the city had other ideas. This is the story of their rise to power, their downfall, and the trail of destruction left in their wake. Shanghai was their playground for a flickering few years, a city where for a fleeting moment even the wildest dreams could come true.

All the Devils Are Here

All the Devils Are Here
Author: Louise Penny
Publsiher: Minotaur Books
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2020-09-01
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781250145253

Download All the Devils Are Here Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER PARADE MAGAZINE – ONE OF FALL'S MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS AARP'S MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF FALL CRIMEREADS – ONE OF THE BEST TRADITIONAL MYSTERIES OF THE YEAR GLOBE AND MAIL - TOP 100 BOOKS OF THE YEAR CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR - ONE OF THE BEST NOVELS OF THE YEAR KIRKUS REVIEWS - ONE OF THE BEST MYSTERIES/THRILLERS OF THE YEAR LIBRARY JOURNAL - ONE OF THE BEST CRIME FICTION BOOKS OF THE YEAR The 16th novel by #1 bestselling author Louise Penny finds Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Sûreté du Quebec investigating a sinister plot in the City of Light On their first night in Paris, the Gamaches gather as a family for a bistro dinner with Armand’s godfather, the billionaire Stephen Horowitz. Walking home together after the meal, they watch in horror as Stephen is knocked down and critically injured in what Gamache knows is no accident, but a deliberate attempt on the elderly man’s life. When a strange key is found in Stephen’s possession it sends Armand, his wife Reine-Marie, and his former second-in-command at the Sûreté, Jean-Guy Beauvoir, from the top of the Tour d’Eiffel, to the bowels of the Paris Archives, from luxury hotels to odd, coded, works of art. It sends them deep into the secrets Armand’s godfather has kept for decades. A gruesome discovery in Stephen’s Paris apartment makes it clear the secrets are more rancid, the danger far greater and more imminent, than they realized. Soon the whole family is caught up in a web of lies and deceit. In order to find the truth, Gamache will have to decide whether he can trust his friends, his colleagues, his instincts, his own past. His own family. For even the City of Light casts long shadows. And in that darkness devils hide.

Lucky Jim

Lucky Jim
Author: Kingsley Amis
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2010-04-01
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780141958040

Download Lucky Jim Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

Penguin Decades bring you the novels that helped shape modern Britain. When they were published, some were bestsellers, some were considered scandalous, and others were simply misunderstood. All represent their time and helped define their generation, while today each is considered a landmark work of storytelling. Kingsley Amis's Lucky Jim was published in 1954, and is a hilarious satire of British university life. Jim Dixon is bored by his job as a medieval history lecturer. His days are only improved by pulling faces behind the backs of his superiors as he tries desperately to survive provincial bourgeois society, an unbearable 'girlfriend' and petty humiliation at the hands of Professor Welch. Lucky Jim is one of the most famous and influential of all British post-War novels.

Daughters Unto Devils

Daughters Unto Devils
Author: Amy Lukavics
Publsiher: Harlequin
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-10-01
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
ISBN: 9781460399064

Download Daughters Unto Devils Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

God bless the little children When sixteen-year-old Amanda Verner's family decides to move from their small mountain cabin to the vast prairie, she hopes it is her chance for a fresh start. She can leave behind the memory of the past winter; of her sickly Ma giving birth to a baby sister who cries endlessly; of the terrifying visions she saw as her sanity began to slip, the victim of cabin fever; and most of all, the memories of the boy she has been secretly meeting with as a distraction from her pain. The boy whose baby she now carries. When the Verners arrive at their new home, a large cabin abandoned by its previous owners, they discover the inside covered in blood. And as the days pass, it is obvious to Amanda that something isn't right on the prairie. She's heard stories of lands being tainted by evil, of men losing their minds and killing their families, and there is something strange about the doctor and his son who live in the woods on the edge of the prairie. But with the guilt and shame of her sins weighing on her, Amanda can't be sure if the true evil lies in the land, or deep within her soul.

Devil s Cub

Devil s Cub
Author: Georgette Heyer
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2010-05-05
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781407089058

Download Devil s Cub Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

IF YOU LOVE BRIDGERTON, YOU'LL LOVE GEORGETTE HEYER! 'A rollicking good read that will be of particular joy to Bridgerton viewers ... the permanent glister of scandal [...] ties the whole thing together' INDEPENDENT '[My] generation's Julia Quinn' ADJOA ANDOH, star of Bridgerton, in RED 'One of my perennial comfort authors. Heyer's books are as incisively witty and quietly subversive as any of Jane Austen's' JOANNE HARRIS __________________________ Mary Challoner must protect her sister at all costs. When she discovers that the notorious Marquis of Vidal is planning to run away with her little sister, Mary will not stand idly by. To save Sophia's reputation without destroying her own, Mary will take her sister's place - and once the Marquis sees through her disguise, he will be humiliated and forced to return her home. But the irresistible Marquis is a wilder rake than even Mary anticipated, and her growing feelings for him are proving an unexpected complication... __________________________ 'Elegant, witty and rapturously romantic' KATIE FFORDE 'Utterly delightful' GUARDIAN 'Absolutely delicious tales of Regency heroes. . . Utter, immersive escapism' SOPHIE KINSELLA 'Georgette Heyer's Regency romances brim with elegance, wit and historical accuracy, and this is one of her finest and most entertaining ... Escapism of the highest order' DAILY MAIL 'If you haven't read Georgette Heyer yet, what a treat you have in store!' HARRIET EVANS 'Georgette Heyer is unbeatable.' SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

Devils Thieves

Devils   Thieves
Author: Jennifer Rush
Publsiher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2017-10-03
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780316390866

Download Devils Thieves Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

Devil, take me. A bewitchingly sexy urban fantasy filled with magic and motorcycles from Jennifer Rush, author of the Altered saga. In the world of the "kindled," Crowe is as close as it gets to being king. Unforgivably gorgeous and in possession of dangerous magic, Crowe is the leader of the Devils' League, a kindled motorcycle gang once headed by his father. Now desperate for answers about his father's mysterious death, Crowe is too preoccupied to resist the pull of Jemmie Carmichael, the only girl who's ever been able to see through his tough-guy persona. But Jemmie has her own problems. The only kindled who can't cast a simple spell without falling apart, she has to prove her own worth every day, and she doesn't have time to worry about Crowe's troubles--especially when she's just moved on from the last time he broke her heart...right into the arms of rival gang prospect Darek. Then the annual kindled festival comes to town, and the powder keg of tension surrounding Jemmie and Crowe explodes. Someone at the festival is practicing forbidden magic, and soon the people closest to Jemmie and Crowe begin to disappear, one by one. With no one else to trust, they'll have to lean on each other to save the people they love most, even if that means confronting everything unspoken between them. Come on a ride that will leave you breathless.

Seven Devils

Seven Devils
Author: Laura Lam,Elizabeth May
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2020-08-04
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780756415815

Download Seven Devils Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

This first book in a feminist space opera duology follows seven resistance fighters who will free the galaxy from the ruthless Tholosian Empire--or die trying. When Eris faked her death, she thought she had left her old life as the heir to the galaxy's most ruthless empire behind. But her recruitment by the Novantaen Resistance, an organization opposed to the empire's voracious expansion, throws her right back into the fray. Eris has been assigned a new mission: to infiltrate a spaceship ferrying deadly cargo and return the intelligence gathered to the Resistance. But her partner for the mission, mechanic and hotshot pilot Cloelia, bears an old grudge against Eris, making an already difficult infiltration even more complicated. When they find the ship, they discover more than they bargained for: three fugitives with firsthand knowledge of the corrupt empire's inner workings. Together, these women possess the knowledge and capabilities to bring the empire to its knees. But the clock is ticking: the new heir to the empire plans to disrupt a peace summit with the only remaining alien empire, ensuring the empire’s continued expansion. If they can find a way to stop him, they will save the galaxy. If they can't, millions may die.

The Alteration

The Alteration
Author: Kingsley Amis
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2011-09-30
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781446414699

Download The Alteration Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

Hubert Anvil is a 10 year old boy blessed with the voice of an angel. The Church hierarchy decrees that Hubert should be turned into a castrato - an alteration that could bring Hubert fame and fortune, but would also cut him off from an adult world he is curious to discover. In a dystopian world where Martin Luther never reformed and where the Holy Office's power is absolute, where will Hubert turn if he decides to defy their wishes?

One Fat Englishman

One Fat Englishman
Author: Kingsley Amis
Publsiher: New York Review of Books
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2013-09-17
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781590176894

Download One Fat Englishman Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

The hero of One Fat Englishman, a literary publisher and lapsed Catholic escaped from the pages of Graham Greene to the campus of Budweiser College in provincial Pennsylvania, is philandering, drunken, bigoted, and very very fat, not to mention in a state of continuous spluttering rage against everything, not least his own overgrown self. In America, Roger Micheldene must deal with not so obliging suburban housewives, aspiring Jewish novelists who as good as clean his clock, stray deer, bad cigars, children who beat him at Scrabble (“It was no wonder that people were horrible when they started life as children”), and America itself, while making ever-more desperate and humiliating overtures to Helen, a Scandinavian ice queen. If only Roger would dare to show some real feeling of his own. This comic masterpiece—about the 1950s crashing drunkenly into the consumerist 1960s and a final scion of a disintegrating Old World empire encountering its upstart New World offspring—is one of Kingsley Amis’s greatest and most caustic performances.

Devils Unto Dust

Devils Unto Dust
Author: Emma Berquist
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2018-04-10
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
ISBN: 9780062642806

Download Devils Unto Dust Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

Keep together. Keep your eyes open. Keep your wits about you. The desert is unkind in the best of times. And the decade since the Civil War has been anything but the best of times for Daisy Wilcox—call her Willie—and her family. This tense, heart-pounding alternate history about a young woman fighting to survive the unthinkable will keep fans of Westworld and The Walking Dead reading late into the night. A horrifying sickness has spread across the West Texas desert. Infected people—shakes—attack the living, and the surviving towns are only as safe as their perimeter walls are strong. The state is all but quarantined from the rest of the country. Glory, Texas, is a near ghost town. Still, seventeen-year-old Willie has managed to keep her siblings safe, even after the sickness took their mother. But then her good-for-nothing father steals a fortune from one of the most merciless shake hunters in town, and Willie is left on the hook for his debt. With two young hunters as guides, Willie sets out across the desert to find her father. And the desert holds more dangers than just shakes. This riveting debut novel blends True Grit with 28 Days Later for an unforgettable journey.

Devils Line

Devils  Line
Author: Ryo Hanada
Publsiher: Kodansha America LLC
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2019-02-12
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
ISBN: 9781642126938

Download Devils Line Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

The GPS bullet lodged in Lee's leg was removed by the capable hands of Queen, a central figure in the old CCC. But as payment for the surgery, Lee will become a poster boy for Queen's devil advocacy group. Meanwhile, Eka snipes Prime Minister Morimune, setting off a series of attacks on government officials and allowing a certain official to become acting prime minister. We also learn how Queen and Eka met, and how their unique bond was formed, as the two now put into action a plan that will terrorize society...