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  • Stephen Fry

    For Ned, 1980 seems a blissful year. Handsome, charming, popular and talented, his life is progressing smoothly, effortlessly, happily. And when he meets the lovely Portia Fendeman his personal jigsaw appears complete. But timing is everything in life, and his life is about to change for ever. Things are going to get very bad indeed for innocent young Ned. A promise made to a dying teacher and a spiteful trick played by fellow pupils will rocket Ned from cricket captain to solitary confinement, from head boy to hell. When Ned emerges he is a man bent on just one thing - revenge; and revenge is a dish he plans to savour and serve to those who conspired against him. Part love...read more

  • Stephen Fry

    'Stephen Fry hat sich die griechischen Göttersagen vorgeknöpft: Grandios und umwerfend komisch!' Zügellosigkeit, Lebenslust, Mord und Totschlag, Triumph und Tragödie: Die griechischen Göttersagen sind wilder und wüster als das Leben selbst und bieten damit alles, was sich Leser wünschen. Die alten Griechen inspirierten unter anderen Shakespeare, Michelangelo, James Joyce und Walt Disney. In Stephen Frys brillanter Nacherzählung erwachen die alten Sagen zu neuem Leben. Wir verlieben uns mit Zeus, sehen die Geburt der Athene, nehmen mit Kronos und Gaia Rache an Uranos, wir weinen mit König Midas und jagen mit der wunderschönen und furchtlosen Artemis. Meisterhaft und in bester...read more

  • Patrick J. Kennedy

    In this New York Times bestseller Patrick J. Kennedy, the former congressman and youngest child of Senator Ted Kennedy, details his personal and political battle with mental illness and addiction, exploring mental health care's history in the country alongside his and every family's private struggles.  On May 5, 2006, the New York Times ran two stories, “Patrick Kennedy Crashes Car into Capitol Barrier” and then, several hours later, “Patrick Kennedy Says He'll Seek Help for Addiction.” It was the first time that the popular Rhode Island congressman had publicly disclosed his addiction to prescription painkillers, the true extent of his struggle with bipolar...read more

  • Stephen Fry

    Ted Wallace is an old, sour, womanising, cantankerous, whisky-sodden beast of a failed poet and drama critic, but he has his faults too. Fired from his newspaper, months behind on his alimony payments and disgusted with a world that undervalues him, Ted seeks a few months repose and free drink at Swafford Hall, the country mansion of his old friend Lord Logan. But strange things have been going on at Swafford. Miracles. Healings. Phenomena beyond the comprehension of a mud-caked hippopotamus like...read more

  • Stephen Fried

    The monumental life of Benjamin Rush, medical pioneer and one of our most provocative and unsung Founding Fathers   FINALIST FOR THE GEORGE WASHINGTON BOOK PRIZE • AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR   By the time he was thirty, Dr. Benjamin Rush had signed the Declaration of Independence, edited Common Sense, toured Europe as Benjamin Franklin’s protégé, and become John Adams’s confidant, and was soon to be appointed Washington’s surgeon general. And as with the greatest Revolutionary minds, Rush was only just beginning his role in 1776 in the American experiment. As the new republic coalesced, he became a...read more

  • Stephen Fry

    'Genauso entzückend und schwer aus der Hand zu legen wie der erste Band.' The Herald. 'Man möchte diese Geschichten, wenn sie so packend und mitreißend erzählt werden, unbedingt immer weiter hören. Suchtstoff.' NDR zu 'Mythos'. Nie sind monströsere Gefahren überwunden und rachsüchtigere Götter überlistet worden als in der griechischen Antike. Stephen Fry haucht den Sagen um Perseus, Herakles & Ödipus neues Leben ein. Ob Jason mithilfe von Medeas Zauber das Goldene Vlies stiehlt oder Theseus durch Ariadnes List den Minotaurus überwindet - mit seinem unnachahmlichen Humor holt Fry die klassischen Stoffe in unsere Zeit. Er zeigt, dass hinter jedem Helden eine Heldin steht und dass...read more

  • Stephen Fried

    Appetite for America is the incredible real-life story of Fred Harvey-told in depth for the first time ever. As a young immigrant, Fred Harvey worked his way up from dishwasher to household name: He was Ray Kroc before McDonald's, J. Willard Marriott before Marriott Hotels, Howard Schultz before Starbucks. His eating houses and hotels along the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe railroad (including historic lodges still in use at the Grand Canyon) were patronized by princes, presidents, and countless ordinary travelers looking for the best cup of coffee in the country. Harvey's staff of carefully screened single young women-the celebrated Harvey Girls-were the country's first female workforce...read more