Hidden away in the Record Department of the sprawling Ministry of Truth, Winston Smith skilfully rewrites the past to suit the needs of the Party. Yet he inwardly rebels against the totalitarian world he lives in, which demands absolute obedience and controls him through the all-seeing telescreens and the watchful eye of Big Brother, symbolic head of the Party. In his longing for truth and liberty, Smith begins a secret love affair with a fellow-worker Julia, but soon discovers the true price of freedom is betrayal.
“The patient suddenly resembled a writhing snake of great strength…More frightening than the writhing body, however, was the face. The eyes were hooded with lazy reptilian torpor…” This is the second bestselling book by Dr M. Scott Peck. In this gripping psychology book, the leading psychiatrist describes his encounters during psychiatric therapy with patients who are not merely ill but manifestly evil – People of the Lie. This brilliant, disturbing book forces us to confront the darker side of our natures and to recogise that without spiritual and religious dimension, modern psychiatry cannot claim to understand human nature or behaviour. It is a worthy successor to The Road Less Travelled.
Yayra Amenyo’s life is no longer perfect and these are the reasons why: 1. She killed her father. 2. Her mother acts like everything is normal when it isn’t. 3. Her boyfriend is on ‘a break’ with her. 4. She looks like a freak. 5. She’s moved to a town far from anyone she knows. 6. She has to repeat Form Two in SHS. Could her life get any worse? Will she ever get her life to be as perfect as it once was?
The Stone family live a fairy-tale existence in their home in rural Norfolk, complete with adorable children, glamorous parents and postcard-perfect seaside picnics. Nick, Angel and their family lead a charmed life. And yet beneath the surface all is not as it seems. Why is Nick away so often? Where is the laughter? And what is happening to the children? We all want a perfect life, but at what price?
Nic, Caryn and Tory: three girls who form a friendship that should last a lifetime.
Nic is the daughter of a white Zimbabwean business tycoon. Despite a life of jaw-dropping wealth and privilege, all she really wants is a bit of attention from daddy. Caryn never met her father – but growing up on a tough London sink estate, she had other things to worry about. Like getting out and moving on. Tory just yearns for some space to be herself. Living in the shadow of your dead sister is tough, particularly when she seemed to be everything you’re not.
Then beautiful, ruthless Estelle McKenzie appears on the scene. Estelle has a secret – and one way or another, she’s going to make each woman pay a very high price for it.
Filled with exciting tales of the frontier, the chronicle of the Sackett family is perhaps the crowning achievement of one of our greatest storytellers. In Ride the Dark Trail L’Amour tells the story of Logan Sackett, a cynical drifter who changes his ways to help a widow keep her land from falling into the wrong hands….
Logan Sackett was wild and rootless, riding west in search of easy living. Then he met Emily Talon, a fiery old widow who was even wilder than he was. Tall and lean, Em was determined to defend herself against the locals who were trying to steal her land.
Logan didn’t want to get involved, until he found out that Em had been born a Sackett. Em was bucking overwhelming odds, but Logan wouldn’t let her stand alone. For even the rebellious drifter knew that part of being a Sackett was backing up your family when they needed you.
His dream was to build magnificent steamboats to ply the rivers of the American frontier. But when Jean Talon began his journey westward, he stumbled upon a deadly conspiracy involving a young woman’s search to find her missing brother, and a ruthless band of renegades. Led by the brazen Baron Torville, this makeshift army of opportunists is plotting a violent takeover of the Louisiana Territory. Jean swears to find a way to stop this daring plan. If he doesn’t, it will not only put an end to all his dreams; it will change the course of history—and destroy the promise of the American frontier.