The Wishing Jug

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Publisher: Bounty Books
ISBN: 9780753730492
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The Wishing Jug. More enchanting stories from the best-loved Enid Blyton.

The Wish Giver

Author: Bill Brittain
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061958492
Size: 26.86 MB
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The Wish Giver. When a strange little man comes to the Coven Tree Church Social promising he can give people exactly what they ask for, three young believers-in-magic each make a wish that comes true in the most unexpected way.

Ten Again And Other Stories

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Publisher: American Univ in Cairo Press
ISBN: 9789774249471
Size: 68.83 MB
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Ten Again And Other Stories. One of the great humorists and stylists of twentieth-century Arabic prose literature. Like an Egyptian James Thurber, he captured the foibles and triumphs of Cairo's middle classes of the 1930s and 1940s in exceptionally stylish prose.

The Last Wish

Author: Andrzej Sapkowski
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0575099917
Size: 22.80 MB
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The Last Wish. Geralt is a witcher, a man whose magic powers, enhanced by long training and a mysterious elixir, have made him a brilliant fighter and a merciless assassin. Yet he is no ordinary murderer: his targets are the multifarious monsters and vile fiends that ravage the land and attack the innocent. He roams the country seeking assignments, but gradually comes to realise that while some of his quarry are unremittingly vile, vicious grotesques, others are the victims of sin, evil or simple naivety. One reviewer said: 'This book is a sheer delight. It is beautifully written, full of vitality and endlessly inventive: its format, with half a dozen episodes and intervening rest periods for both the hero and the reader, allows for a huge range of characters, scenarios and action. It's thought-provoking without being in the least dogmatic, witty without descending to farce and packed with sword fights without being derivative. The dialogue sparkles; characters morph almost imperceptibly from semi-cliche to completely original; nothing is as it first seems. Sapkowski succeeds in seamlessly welding familiar ideas, unique settings and delicious twists of originality: his Beauty wants to rip the throat out of a sensitive Beast; his Snow White seeks vengeance on all and sundry, his elves are embittered and vindictive. It's easily one of the best things I've read in ages.'

Staying Alive And Other Stories

Author: John H. Hoel
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1504932676
Size: 61.46 MB
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Staying Alive And Other Stories. “If you’re looking for plot twists and turns that keep you guessing until the end, ‘Staying Alive’ is a must-read. You might think you know where it’s going, but you can’t be sure until the very end. One of my favorites and an excellent suspense-filled story of greed and betrayal.” Sharon Davey Editor

The Happy Prince And Other Stories

Author: Oscar Wilde
Publisher: Collector's Library
ISBN: 9781905716623
Size: 42.71 MB
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The Happy Prince And Other Stories. Oscar Wilde is remembered today primarily as a brilliant and witty playwright and the author of the novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray. As a result, his shorter pieces of fiction have tended to be neglected, which is a shame for they not only display the same kind of scathing wit, imaginative flourish, and engaging narratives as his other work, but present a wider range of subjects and ideas. As well as such comic tales as “The Canterville Ghost” and “Lord Arthur Savile's Crime,” there are the marvelous fairy stories and fantasies such as “The Selfish Giant,” “The Happy Prince,” and “The Star Child.” The challenge and pleasure of these stories is the simultaneous appeal to both child and adult with their themes of love, truth, and sacrifice, which are as relevant today as when they were written. In this collection are found some of the brightest gems from the treasure trove of Oscar Wilde's writings.