It´s amazing how 100 key words and phrases provide instant communication! Do you want to speak simple Mandarin Chinese but are too busy to study it? Are you visiting China for a short time and want a Mandarin phrase book to help you communicate in the Chinese language? If so, this Mandarin phrasebook and dictionary is for you. It´s tiny 0.4 x 4.1 x 5.9 inches size makes it incredibly convenient to travel with but without losing the most essential content for communication. This new, expanded edition contains 15% more content, fun manga-style illustrations, and additional information on which destinations, personalities and trends are hot in China right now!The idea of Instant Chinese is simple?learn 100 words and phrases and say 1,000 things. The trick is knowing which 100 words to learn, but the author Boye Lafayette De Mente has solved the problem, choosing only those words you´ll hear again and again. Even with a vocabulary this small, you´ll be surprised how quickly and fluently you too can communicate in Mandarin Chinese. Words are repeated in different combinations, building familiarity without effort. All phrases are given in both simplified Chinese characters and standard Hanoi Pinyin romanization. A brief guide to pronunciation allows the user to say the phrases correctly. An English?Chinese dictionary makes looking up a word or phrase simple and quick. Here´s a sample of what you´ll be able to do with this chinese phasebook: Meet people. Go shopping. Ask directions. Ride the subway. Order food and drinks. And much more.
You should have been a detective. If there´s one thing the last year has proved, it´s how good you are at finding things out. Not simple things. Hard things. Things that nobody is supposed to be able to find out. Things that are buried so deep nobody even thinks twice about them. The sort of things that turn people´s lives inside out once they´re exposed.´ Meet Tony Hill´s most twisted adversary - a killer with a shopping list of victims, a killer unmoved by youth and innocence, a killer driven by the most perverted of desires. The murder and mutilation of teenager Jennifer Maidment is horrific enough on its own. But it´s not long before Tony realises it´s just the start of a brutal and ruthless campaign that´s targeting an apparently unconnected group of young people. Struggling with the newly-awakened ghosts of his own past and desperate for distraction in his work, Tony battles to find the answers that will give him personal and professional satisfaction in his most testing investigation yet.Tony Hill und Carol Jordan kehren zurück. Der Mord und die grässliche Entstellung der jungen Jennifer Maidment war für den Polizeipsychologen Tony Hill schon schlimm genug, doch es dauert nicht lange, bis er bemerkt, dass dies erst der Anfang einer Serie von Morden ist, begangen von einem Mörder mit einer Liste von Opfern, ungerührt von Unschuld und Jugend, ein Mörder getrieben von dunklen Perversionen.
´Fantastically good fun - sharp, sexy and intelligent . . . Something of a masterpiece´ Sunday Mirror ´Like a ritzy 50 Shades meets The Da Vinci Code . It´s got sex, shopping, a few Old Masters and plenty of murder - what more could you want?´ Independent ´Not to Miss!´ Marie Claire ´Even more dangerous, shocking and provocative than its predecessor: A book that begs to be devoured in one sitting!´ Reader´s Digest THE GLOBAL THRILLER PHENOMENON Judith Rashleigh has made it. Living in luxury amidst the splendours of Venice, she´s finally enjoying the life she killed for. But someone knows what Judith´s done. Judith can only save herself by finding a priceless painting - unfortunately, one that she´s convinced doesn´t even exist. And she´s not the only one seeking it. This time, Judith isn´t in control. Outflanked and out-thought, outrun and outgunned, she faces an enemy more ruthless and more powerful than she ever imagined. And if she doesn´t win, she dies. PRAISE FOR MAESTRA ´Funny and clever, entertaining and well written . . . Destined for the bestseller charts ´ The Times ´A first-class thriller . . . Read it now before the entire world does.´ Glamour ´A rip-roaring read . . . Sharp and extremely well written ´ Daily Mail ´Brimming with scandal, intrigue and mystery, this is a book that everyone is talking about ´ Heat ´ Deliciously decadent . . . a glamorous and racy adventure´ Sunday Mirror ´Set in a world of oligarchs, Mafiosi and dodgy art dealers, it also has in Judith Rashleigh a heroine you´ll either love or loathe, at least two jaw-on-the-floor moments and sex scenes that would make Christian Grey blush ´ Red magazine ´A psychological thriller set on the French Riviera, rather like Patricia Highsmith crossed with Gone Girl , unsurprisingly, there´s a film deal in the works´ Harpers Bazaar - ´10 Best Books for 2016´
Meet Rebecca Bloomwood. She has a great flat, a fabulous wardrobe full of the season´s must-haves, and a job telling other people how to manage their money. She spends her leisure time ... shopping. Retail therapy is the answer to all her problems. She knows she should stop, but she can´t. She tries Cutting Back, she tries Making More Money. But neither seems to work. The letters from the bank are getting harder to ignore. Can Becky ever escape from this dreamworld, find true love, and regain the use of her credit card? The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic... the perfect pick-me-up for when it´s all hanging in the (bank) balance. Everybody loves Sophie Kinsella: ´´I almost cried with laughter´´ Daily Mail ´´Hilarious . . . you´ll laugh and gasp on every page´´ Jenny Colgan ´´Properly mood-altering . . . funny, fast and farcical. I loved it´´ Jojo Moyes ´´A superb tale. Five stars!´´ Heat
Meet Benoit Courreges, aka Bruno, a policeman in a small village in the South of France. He´s a former soldier who has embraced the pleasures and slow rhythms of country life. He has a gun but never wears it; he has the power to arrest but never uses it. But then the murder of an elderly North African who fought in the French army changes all that. Now Bruno must balance his beloved routines--living in his restored shepherd´s cottage, shopping at the local market, drinking wine, strolling the countryside--with a politically delicate investigation. He´s paired with a young policewoman from Paris and the two suspect anti-immigrant militants. As they learn more about the dead man´s past, Bruno´s suspicions turn toward a more complex motive.
For a town with seventy residents (on a good day), Birdsville is remarkably well known the Birdsville Track, the rodeo, the pub, the infamous races. With its ruggedness, inaccessibility and larrikin charm, this small town on the edge of the Simpson Desert has become a symbol of the great Australian outback. What is it about Birdsville that has made it stand so large in our legends? And what´s it like to live there amongst the floods and the heat and the dust storms? To find out, Evan McHugh packed up his Sydney home, bought a four-wheel drive and headed off with his wife for a year in the back of beyond. Here, he tells us of the large adventures midnight desert rescues, aerial mustering on vast cattle stations, relentless heat and massive floods but also the small details of life in one of Australia´s most isolated towns like driving 700 kilometres to go shopping. As the month fly by, Evan learns about an ancient culture, sees dunes carpeted in millions of tiny wildflowers, and meets the members of an outback community facing extraordinary challenges with quiet determination and buckets of good humour. Birdsville is about breathtaking beauty and harshness of this country, the generosity of its salt-of-the-earth people, and one man´s discovery of his own reserves of courage and resilience. ´McHugh is a clever mixture of curious outsider and eager participant... Written in a simple but elegant style where honesty and thoughtfulness build an accurate picture of the richness of life in one of Australia´s most famous outback towns.´ The Age
The bestselling 9th novel in the Women´s Murder Club series A PSYCHOPATH PREYING ON THE WEAK A young mother and her child are ruthlessly gunned down in a shopping centre car park. Detective Lindsay Boxer has only one shred of evidence: three mysterious letters scrawled on the windscreen in blood-red lipstick. A CAT WITH CLAWS The same night, the wife of a Hollywood star walks in on a notorious cat burglar, known as ´´Hello Kitty´´, in the middle of a multi-million-dollar jewel theft. Seconds later, the safe is empty, and the woman is dead - but there´s more to this cat than meets the eye. A CITY ON THE BRINK As San Francisco descends into hysteria, Lindsay and the Women´s Murder Club - combative attorney Yuki, medical examiner Claire and crime reporter Cindy - try to piece together the case, but one of the killers forces Lindsay to put her own life on the line... BUT IS IT ENOUGH?
SHORTLISTED FOR THE LAUGH OUT LOUD CHILDREN´S BOOK AWARDS 2016 The world´s greatest (and only) DANGEROLOGIST is back to make YOU into a Level 3 DANGEROLOGIST in his new SCHOOL OF DANGER handbook. Following a mishap involving his DANGER MOBILE (shopping trolley) and the local school dinner lady, Docter Noel Zone joins the teaching staff to help out. WARNING! BEWARE! CAUTION! But any POD (Pupil of Dangerology) knows that schools are full of DANGER - from VAMPIRE teachers to HAUNTED BOOKS! And when bikes start to go missing from around school, to Docter Noel, it´s never been clearer that DANGER REALLY IS EVERYWHERE Diary of a Wimpy Kid meets The Dangerous Book for Boys, DANGER REALLY IS EVERYWHERE is the third brilliantly funny handbook for avoiding danger of all kinds that will have everyone from reluctant readers to bookworms laughing out loud (very safely) from start to finish. Praise for the DANGER IS EVERYWHERE series: ´I dislocated my jaw laughing´ Eoin Colfer, author of Artemis Fowl ´A brilliantly silly survival guide´ Sunday Express ´A Joyful riposte to over-cautious parents . . . well-paced and funny throughout.´ Time Out London ´Imagine the Mighty Boosh crashed into the Wimpy Kid´ The Times ´A surreal, daft and funny book . . . A bracing satirical sideswipe at today´s health-and-safety culture, aimed at kids who´ll get the irony and relish the silliness.´ Financial Times ´Brilliantly funny´ Gransnet ´A brilliantly mapcap guide´ ni4Kids.com ´Laugh-out-loud´ TheSchoolRun.comcom.
T&P BOOKS VOCABULARIES are intended to help you learn, memorize, and review foreign words. The dictionary contains over 9000 commonly used words. Recommended as additional support material to any language course. Meets the needs of beginners and advanced learners of foreign languages. Convenient for daily use, reviewing sessions and self-testing activities. Allows you to assess your current vocabulary. This book can also be used by foreigners to learn English. THIS REVISED EDITION (American English, July 2013) contains 256 topics including: Basic Concepts, Numbers, Colors, Months, Seasons, Units of Measurement, Clothing & Accessories, Food & Nutrition, Restaurant, Family Members, Relatives, Character, Feelings, Emotions, Diseases, City, Town, Sightseeing, Shopping, Money, House, Home, Office, Working in the Office, Marketing, Sports, Education, Computer, Internet, Tools, Nature, Countries, Nationalities and more ... SPECIAL FEATURES of T&P Books bilingual vocabularies: Words are arranged according to their meaning, not alphabetically. Content is presented in three columns to facilitate the reviewing and self-testing processes. Each theme is composed of small blocks of similar lexical units. The vocabulary offers a convenient and simple transcription for each foreign word. IF YOU HAVE any question, suggestion or feedback, please contact us: email@example.com. Ref. BODFR