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  • OLIVER OF THE LEVANT

    The city is on the verge of civil war, but Oliver, who idolises Jimi Hendrix and Lawrence of Arabia, is more concerned with holding his family together. This mission becomes complicated as Oliver’s ravishing, gin-swilling stepmother, Babette, and cavalier playboy pilot father indulge in unbridled expatriate partying. And Babette has a secret that Oliver is determined to uncover.

    Beirut is a confusing place to learn how to be a man, involving snipers, codes of honour and purloined letters. As Lebanon begins to disintegrate, no one can avoid being caught in the crossfire. It’s bad enough when Oliver develops a very public crush on the local warlord’s girlfriend, but it turns disastrous when his young guerrilla friend, Ringo, enlists his misguided enthusiasm to turn his exploding cigar magic trick into a suitcase bomb. When Oliver is given an old Box Brownie, he finds a way into the world, into the lives of others and, finally, into adulthood.
    ISBN: 9780857988294
    AUTHOR: DEBRA JOPSON
    ISBN: 9780857988294
    Publisher: VINTAGE BOOKS
    Subtitle:
    Author: DEBRA JOPSON

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  • OUR LADY OF ALICE BHATTI

    The patients of the Sacred Heart Hospital for All Ailments in Karachi are looking for a miracle. Junior nurse, ex-prisoner and part-time healer Alice Bhatti is looking for a job.

    With guidance from the working nurse’s manual, and some tricks she picked up in prison, Alice starts work at the crowded hospital bringing help to the thousands of patients littering the corridors. But her new life isn’t easy and on top of everything else Alice impulsively falls for optimist and loveable good Teddy Butt – a ragtag law enforcement officer by night and a bodybuilder by day.
    ISBN: 9780099516750
    AUTHOR: MOHAMMAD HANIF

    Can Alice and Teddy live happily ever after ? Will the hospital accept her unorthodox ways ? It all seems unlikely, but then Alice Bhatti is no ordinary nurse and this is downtown Karachi where the unusual is ordinary…
    ISBN: 9780099516750
    Publisher: VINTAGE BOOKS
    Subtitle:
    Author: MOHAMMED HANIF

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  • A CASE OF EXPLODING MANGOES

    Why did a Hercules C130, the world’s sturdiest plane, carrying Pakistan’s military dictator General Zia ul Haq, go down on 17 August, 1988? Was it because of:

    1.Mechanical failure
    2.Human error
    3.The CIA’s impatience
    4.A blind woman’s curse
    5.Generals not happy with their pension plans
    6.The mango season

    Or could it be your narrator, Ali Shigri?

    A Case of Exploding Mangoes is sharp, dark, inventive and utterly gripping.

    ISBN: 9780099516743
    AUTHOR: MOHAMMAD HANIF
    ISBN: 9780099516743
    Publisher: VINTAGE BOOKS
    Subtitle:
    Author: MOHAMMED HANIF

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  • ANNA KARENINA

    Author: LEO TOLSTOY

    ISBN: 9780099540663
    ISBN: 9780099540663
    Publisher: VINTAGE BOOKS
    Subtitle:
    Author: LEO TOLSTOY

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  • ISTANBUL

    A shimmering evocation, by turns intimate and panoramic, of one of the world’s great cities, by its foremost writer. Orhan Pamuk was born in Istanbul and still lives in the family apartment building where his mother first held him in her arms. His portrait of his city is thus also a self-portrait, refracted by memory and the melancholy-or hüzün- that all Istanbullus share: the sadness that comes of living amid the ruins of a lost empire.With cinematic fluidity, Pamuk moves from his glamorous, unhappy parents to the gorgeous, decrepit mansions overlooking the Bosphorus; from the dawning of his self-consciousness to the writers and painters-both Turkish and foreign-who would shape his consciousness of his city. Like Joyce’s Dublin and Borges’ Buenos Aires, Pamuk’s Istanbul is a triumphant encounter of place and sensibility, beautifully written and immensely moving.
    ISBN: 9781400033881
    Publisher: VINTAGE BOOKS
    Subtitle: MEMORIES AND THE CITY
    Author: ORHAN PAMUK

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  • THEORIES OF EVERYTHING

    Provides information about the Universe – the magic formula that Einstein spent his life searching for and failed to find. In this elegant book, the author challenges the quest for ultimate explanation.
    ISBN: 009998380X
    Publisher: VINTAGE BOOKS
    Subtitle: THE QUEST FOR ULTIMATE EXPLANATION
    Author: JOHN D. BARROW

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  • LIVING TO TELL THE TALE

    No writer of his time exerted the magical appeal of Gabriel García Márquez. In this long-awaited autobiography, the great Nobel laureate tells the story of his life from his birth in1927 to the moment in the 1950s when he proposed to his wife. The result is as spectacular as his finest fiction.

    Here is García Márquez’s shimmering evocation of his childhood home of Aracataca, the basis of the fictional Macondo. Here are the members of his ebulliently eccentric family. Here are the forces that turned him into a writer. Warm, revealing, abounding in images so vivid that we seem to be remembering them ourselves, Living to Tell the Tale is a work of enchantment.
    ISBN: 9781400034543
    Publisher: VINTAGE BOOKS
    Subtitle:
    Author: GABRIEL GARCIA MARQUEZ

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  • BELOVED

    Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this spellbinding New York Times bestseller transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby.

    Sethe, its protagonist, was born a slave and escaped to Ohio, but eighteen years later she is still not free. She has too many memories of Sweet Home, the beautiful farm where so many hideous things happened. And Sethe’s new home is haunted by the ghost of her baby, who died nameless and whose tombstone is engraved with a single word: Beloved. Filled with bitter poetry and suspense as taut as a rope, Beloved is a towering achievement.


    ISBN: 9781400033416
    Publisher: VINTAGE BOOKS
    Subtitle:
    Author: TONI MORRISON

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  • THE NAME OF THE ROSE

    Read the enthralling medieval murder mystery behind the BBC TV Series.
    The year is 1327, Franciscans in a wealthy Italian abbey are suspected of heresy, and Brother William of Baskerville arrives to investigate. When his delicate mission is suddenly overshadowed by seven bizarre deaths, Brother William turns detective.
    William collects evidence, deciphers secret symbols and coded manuscripts, and digs into the eerie labyrinth of the abbey where extraordinary things are happening under the cover of night. A spectacular popular and critical success, The Name of the Rose is not only a narrative of a murder investigation but an astonishing chronicle of the Middle Ages.

    Whether you’re into Sherlock Holmes, Montaillou, Borges, the nouvelle critique, the Rule of St. Benedict, metaphysics, library design, or The Thing from the Crypt, you’ll love it.
    ISBN: 9780099466031
    Publisher: VINTAGE BOOKS
    Subtitle:
    Author: UMBERTO ECO

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  • BELOVED

    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Toni Morrison’s Beloved is a spellbinding and dazzlingly innovative portrait of a woman haunted by the past.

    Sethe was born a slave and escaped to Ohio, but eighteen years later she is still not free. She has borne the unthinkable and not gone mad, yet she is still held captive by memories of Sweet Home, the beautiful farm where so many hideous things happened. Meanwhile Sethe’s house has long been troubled by the angry, destructive ghost of her baby, who died nameless and whose tombstone is engraved with a single word: Beloved.

    Sethe works at beating back the past, but it makes itself heard and felt incessantly in her memory and in the lives of those around her. When a mysterious teenage girl arrives, calling herself Beloved, Sethe’s terrible secret explodes into the present.

    Combining the visionary power of legend with the unassailable truth of history, Morrison’s unforgettable novel is one of the great and enduring works of American literature.
    ISBN: 9781784877217
    Publisher: VINTAGE BOOKS
    Subtitle:
    Author: TONI MORRISON

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  • WHAT SHOULD I DO WITH MY LIFE

    In this title, Po Bronson tackles the biggest, most threatening, most obvious question that anyone has to face, ‘what should I do with my life?’ It is a problem, he explains, that is increasingly encountered not just by the young, but by people who have half their lives or more behind them.
    ISBN: 0099437996
    Publisher: VINTAGE BOOKS
    Subtitle: THE TRUE STORY OF PEOPLE WHO ANSWERED THE ULTIMATE QUESTION
    Author: PO BRONSON

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  • THE GENERAL IN HIS LABYRINTH

    General Simon Bolivar, the Liberator of five South American countries, takes a last melancholy journey down the Magdalena River, revisiting cities along its shores, and reliving the triumphs, passions, and betrayals of his life. Infinitely charming, prodigiously successful in love, war and politics, he still dances with such enthusiasm and skill that his witnesses cannot believe he is ill. Aflame with memories of the power that he commanded and the dream of continental unity that eluded him, he is a moving exemplar of how much can be won and lost in a life.”
    ISBN: 9781400034703
    Publisher: VINTAGE BOOKS
    Subtitle:
    Author: GABRIEL GARCIA MARQUEZ

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  • ACROSS THE RIVER AND INTO THE TREES

    If you loved BBC4’s Hemingway, rediscover this poignant story of the inability to capture lost youth, by the Nobel Prize-winning author of A Farewell to Arms.

    Richard Cantrell is an American colonel living in Venice just after the Second World War. The fighting has left him scarred and embittered, a middle-aged man with a heart condition. It seems that only the love of Renata, a nineteen-year-old countess can save him. But Cantrell is living in the shadow of war, every move he makes dictated by old battle instincts, and it is possible that for him the longed-for peace may have come too late.

    ‘The most important author since Shakespeare’ New York Times
    ISBN: 9781784872038
    Publisher: VINTAGE BOOKS
    Subtitle:
    Author: ERNEST HEMINGWAY

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  • VINTAGE MUNRO

    This classic collection–now revised and expanded–is the perfect introduction to Nobel Laureate Alice Munro’s brilliant, revelatory short stories, in which she unfolds the wordless secrets that lie at the center of human experience.

    The stories in this volume span Munro’s career: The title stories from her collections The Moons of Jupiter; The Progress of Love; and Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage; “Differently,” from Friend of My Youth; “Carried Away,” from Open Secrets; and (new to this edition) In Sight of the Lake, from Dear Life. Vintage Munro also includes the text of the Nobel Prize Presentation Speech, given by Peter Englund, Permanent Secretary of the Swedish Academy.
    ISBN: 9780804173568
    Publisher: VINTAGE BOOKS
    Subtitle:
    Author: ALICE MUNRO

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  • OF LOVE AND OTHER DEMONS

    On her twelfth birthday, Sierva Maria – the only child of a decaying noble family in an eighteenth-century South American seaport – is bitten by a rabid dog. Believed to be possessed, she is brought to a convent for observation. And into her cell stumbles Father Cayetano Delaura, who has already dreamed about a girl with hair trailing after her like a bridal train. As he tends to her with holy water and sacramental oils, Delaura feels something shocking begin to occur. He has fallen in love – and it is not long until Sierva Maria joins him in his fevered misery. Unsettling and indelible, Of Love and Other Demons is an evocative, majestic tale of the most universal experiences known to woman and man.
    ISBN: 9781400034925
    Publisher: VINTAGE BOOKS
    Subtitle:
    Author: GABRIEL GARCIA MARQUEZ

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  • LOOK AT THE HARLEQUINS!


    ISBN: 9780679727286
    Publisher: VINTAGE BOOKS
    Subtitle:
    Author: VLADIMIR NABOKOV

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  • THE STORY OF A SHIPWRECKED SAILOR

    The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor This is Marquezs account of a real-life event. In 1955, eight crew members of the destroyer Caldas, were swept into the Caribbean Sea. The sole survivor, Luis Alejandro Belasco, told the true version of the events to Marquez, causing great scandal at the time. About the Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez Gabriel Jose de la Concordia Garcia Marquez was born on March 6, 1927 is a Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist, known affectionately as Gabo throughout Latin America. Considered one of the most significant authors of the 20th century, he was awarded the 1972 Neustadt International Prize for Literature
    ISBN: 9780679722052
    Publisher: VINTAGE BOOKS
    Subtitle:
    Author: GABRIEL GARCIA MARQUEZ

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  • THE WHITE CASTLE

    From a Turkish writer who has been compared with Borges, Nabokov, and DeLillo comes a dazzling novel that is at once a captivating work of historical fiction and a sinuous treatise on the enigma of identity and the relations between East and West. In the 17th century, a young Italian scholar sailing from Venice to Naples is taken prisoner and delivered to Constantinople. There he falls into the custody of a scholar known as Hoja–master–a man who is his exact double. In the years that follow, the slave instructs his master in Western science and technology, from medicine to pyrotechnics. But Hoja wants to know more: why he and his captive are the persons they are and whether, given knowledge of each other’s most intimate secrets, they could actually exchange identities. Set in a world of magnificent scholarship and terrifying savagery, The White Castle is a colorful and intricately patterned triumph of the imagination. Translated from the Turkish by Victoria Holbrook.
    ISBN: 9780375701610
    Publisher: VINTAGE BOOKS
    Subtitle:
    Author: ORHAN PAMUK

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

    Read F Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel of love, money, revenge and betrayal set in Jazz Age America.

    Jay Gatsby is a self-made man, famed for his decadent champagne-drenched parties. Despite being surrounded by Long Island’s bright and beautiful, he longs only for Daisy Buchanan. In shimmering prose, Fitzgerald shows Gatsby pursue his dream to its tragic conclusion in one of the 20th century’s true contenders for the title of ‘Great American Novel’.
    ISBN: 9780099541530
    Publisher: VINTAGE BOOKS
    Subtitle:
    Author: F. SCOTT FITZGERALD

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  • HEIDI

    “I would rather be with my grandfather on the Alp than anywhere on earth!”

    When Heidi is sent to live in the Swiss mountains with her bad-tempered old Grandfather, everyone in the village feels sorry for her. What will a little girl do in such an isolated home, and with such a grumpy companion? But Heidi soon discovers a secret: Grandfather isn’t nearly as cross as he looks – plus she can play all day in the fields among the bright flowers. But then Heidi is whisked away again to be a companion to a injured girl in the city. She longs for her beautiful mountain home – how will she ever get back again?
    BACKSTORY: Find out which character you most resemble and try out some Heidi-inspired activities!


    ISBN: 9780099573746
    Publisher: VINTAGE BOOKS
    Subtitle:
    Author: JOHANNA SPYRI

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