“Mrs. Pollifax is an enchantress.”
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Mrs. Virgil (Emily) Pollifax of New Brunswick, New Jersey, was a widow with grown children. She was tired of attending her Garden Club meetings. She wanted to do something good for her country. So, naturally, she became a CIA agent. This time, the assignment sounds as tasty as a taco. A quick trip to Mexico City is on her agenda. Unfortunately, something goes wrong, and our dear Mrs. Pollifax finds herself embroilied in quite a hot Cold War–and her country’s enemies find themsleves entangled with one unbelievably feisty lady.
A classic masterwork of spiritual tension and realization from Paulo Coelho, this powerful story of one man???s battle with self-doubt and fear is now available in a beautiful new package from HarperOne. An essential volume alongside Coelho???s other bestselling and influential books, such as The Alchemist, The Pilgrimage, Brida, and The Winner Stands Alone, the searing and unforgettable narrative in The Valkyries asks the questions most central to all literature???and all of humanity???s quest for understanding. Why is it that we destroy the things we love most? And how can we learn to let go of the past and believe in the future?
With over 40 years in business, Richard Branson is an inspiring pioneer of humanitarian projects and an iconic business leader. In??The Virgin Way: How to Listen, Learn, Laugh and Lead, Richard shares and distils his secrets of leadership and success. Featuring anecdotes from his own business dealings, as well as his observations of many others who have inspired him ??? from politicians, business leaders, explorers, scientists and philanthropists ??? Richard reflects on the qualities he feels are essential for success in today???s world.
This is not a conventional book on leadership. There are no rules ??? but rather the secrets of leadership that he has learned along the way from his days at Virgin Records, to his recent work with The Elders. Whether you???re at the beginning of your career, or head of a Fortune 500 company ??? this is your guide to being your own CEO (Chief Enabling Officer) and becoming a true leader ??? not just a boss
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Imagine all the Wimpy Kid laughs you’ve had from reading the diaries, all the best bits you talk about with your friends and all the cartoons of Greg Heffley you’ve had a go at drawing yourself. Now imagine it all – on screen! The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary goes behind the scenes of each of the three Wimpy Kid movies to tell the story of Greg Heffley from the funniest cartoon character ever, to a real live person on the big screen. A full-colour diary complete with photographs, script pages, storyboard sketches, costume designs, and more hilarious Wimpy Kid drawings by Jeff Kinney. The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary is the perfect companion to the phenomenally bestselling series
Making a movie is a lot like going on a road trip. There are twists and turns and lots of surprises along the way.
Hit the road with author and illustrator Jeff Kinney and get a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the latest 20th Century Fox movie,??Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul.
Find out what it takes to film a flock of seagulls invading a mini-van. Learn about a robot pig and an animatronic three-year-old. And discover everything that goes into making a feature film.
Complete with exclusive set photos, storyboards and original cartoons by Jeff Kinney.??The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary: the Next Chapter??is the perfect book for anyone who’s ever wondered how a movie gets made. But buckle up: You’re in for a wild ride.
From the bestselling author of The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho, comes an absorbing new novel that holds a mirror up to our culture???s obsession with fame, glamour, and celebrity.