Aravind Adiga was born in Madras in 1974. He studied at Columbia and Oxford universities. A former India correspondent for Time magazine, his articles have also appeared in publications including the Financial Times, Independent and the Sunday Times. His first novel, The White Tiger, won the Man Booker Prize in 2008 and was shortlisted for the John...
Annie Besant is a children's author, poet and editor based in Chennai. An avid reader, she discovered that she too could shape words to create new and exciting worlds. Since then, she has been creating ink and paper portals for children to discover. Her picture books for young children include Mala's Silver Anklets, When I Grow Up, Sam's Christmas Present...
Jay Mazoomdaar is a journalist, traveller and, occasionally, a film-maker. Born in Calcutta, he grew up riding Bon - the black family mutt - by a pond under a giant mango tree; later feasting on, among others, Gavaskar, Maradona, Satyajit Ray, Mujtaba Ali, Bibhutibhushan, Conan Doyle and Corbett. He moved to Delhi after scraping through Joyce, Foucault,...
Saradindu Bandyopadhyay (1899-1970), novelist, playwright and scriptwriter, is best known for his exquisitely crafted historical fiction and as the creator of the immortal detective Byomkesh Bakshi. His work is widely acclaimed for its charm, lucidity, humour and some brilliant insights into human nature.
From Temptation to Twins by Barbara Dunlop Juliet Parker returns home to her family’s restaurant, but there’s a problem as she clashes with her first love, the ever-so-gorgeous tycoon Caleb Watford, who's building a rival restaurant.
Tempted by the Wrong Twin by Rachel Bailey Harper Lake may be pregnant, but the father isn’t who she thinks or wants it to be! Wealthy former navy SEAL Nick Tate pretended to be his brother, Harper’s boss, as a favour but, after one night of desire, he’s now proposing a marriage of convenience that just might lead to a real romance.
There can be no resistance…only surrender! Waitress Belle Langtry’s night of no regrets with ruthless playboy Santiago Velazquez was never meant to be more than a sinfully sweet memory.
Awakened by his kiss… Ordinary Briar Harcourt is horrified to discover her life is a lie – she is in fact a long-lost princess, sent into hiding to escape a forced marriage to a brutal king.
Award-winning journalist Pallavi Aiyar has spent several years reporting from, and parenting in, China, Europe and Indonesia. She is the author of Smoke and Mirrors, Chinese Whiskers and Punjabi Parmesan. Pallavi is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, and a former Reuters Fellow at Oxford University.
They are renaissance men. They are boulevardiers. They are three young Pakistani men in New York City at the turn-of-the-millennium: AC, a gangsta rap-spouting academic; Jimbo, a hulking Pushtun deejay from the streets of Jersey City; and Chuck, a wide-eyed, off-the-boat kid, searching for himself and the American Dream.
In a sprawling bungalow on New Delhis posh Hailey Road, Justice Laxmi Narayan Thakur and his wife Mamta spend their days watching anxiously over their five beautiful (but troublesome) alphabetically named daughters.
Ayyan Mani appears to be just another man in Bombay, stranded in the rot of a good marriage, an unremarkable life and a dead-end job as personal assistant to an insufferable astronomer called Arvind Acharya at the Institute of Theory and Research.
The time is early 16th century. The Rajput kingdom of Mewar is at the height of its power. It is locked in war with the Sultanates of Delhi, Gujarat and Malwa. But there is another deadly battle being waged within Mewar itself.
The legions will be unleashed. No-one can stand against the coming horde. After witnessing a powerful sacrifice, Ember Hill knows that nothing she was taught by dragon organisation Talon is true. About humans, about rogue dragons, about herself and what she’s capable of doing and feeling.
A brand new summery story about returning to your past and finding a new beginning from bestselling author Jenny Oliver! Every Summer has its own story For Ava Fisher, the backdrop to all her sun-drenched memories from her first taste of chocolate-dipped churros to her very first kiss is her grandmother’s Summerhouse in the sleepy Spanish seaside town of...
’With a brilliantly observed 90s setting and characters you’ll root for from the get-go, this is a pure joy’ - Heat ‘Touching, uplifiting and emotional’ - Julie Cohen ‘Essential reading for those of us who came of age in the 90s’ - Iona Grey If you could turn back time, would you choose a different life? Forty-something Maggie is facing some hard truths.
‘Easy to fall in love with, it’s delightfully warm and captivating’ - Lovereading Home at last… Summers at Rosewood were always about cocktails on the terrace and cream teas in the rose garden.
Paddington Bear has charmed readers of all ages for almost 60 years! Now part of the I Can Read line, Michael Bond's classic character will delight beginning readers with his curious nature and nose for adventure.
Join Pete the Cat as he builds the grooviest treehouse ever in the 12th Pete the Cat My First I Can Read adventure from New York Times bestselling author-illustrator, James Dean.
From the 1 bestselling author ofLaugh-Out-Loud Jokes for Kidscomes a brand-new collection filled with hundreds of jokes and riddles perfect for trains, planes, and automobilesand featuring, for the first time ever, games and puzzles to keepthewhole familybusy for hours! This year, when school lets out and the kids are raring to go, hit the road with Rob...
Alex is determined to stay sane for senior year of high school, but when you can't tell the difference between what's real and what isn't, how are you supposed to act normal? A compelling and provoking literary debut about friendship, first love, and mental illness.
In the spirit of Khaled Hosseini, Nadia Hashimi and Shilpi Somaya Gowda, a powerful debut from a talented new voice, THE COLOR OF OUR SKY is the sweeping, emotional journey of two childhood friends in Mumbai, India whose lives converge only to change forever one fateful night.
Gaines's Cryptanalysis (formerly published as Elementary Cryptanalysis) is a standard elementary and intermediate text for persons seriously interested in modern science methods for enciphering and deciphering cryptograms.
Fascinating, easy-to-understand book for would-be cryptanalysts of all ages teaches how to invent and decipher a host of codes and secret messages, including the -Moving Ahead- cipher used by Julius Caesar; dots and pinpricks, as used by the secret Rosicrucian society; and even a system used by Sherlock Holmes.
This fascinating collection invites youngsters to test their maze-solving skills while they find out about such natural wonders as the Dead Sea, a tidal wave, meteorites, and other marvels.
Everyone knows that the cheetah is the world's fastest animal -- but what's the second fastest? How do giraffes clean their ears? What color are flamingos at birth, and how many eyelids do camels have? Find your way to the answers to these and other intriguing questions about animals and plants in this unique book of 35 challenging mazes.
Young maze lovers are challenged to find their way to such delicious delights as lollipops, marshmallows, peppermint patties, jelly beans, and other treats, while avoiding the clutches of a loathsome lineup of swamp monsters, serpents, zombies, skeletons, and other scary creatures.
Early in the twentieth century, the venerable British magician Ellis Stanyon set himself the formidable task of recording -every trick yet published in any book or magical magazine.
"No recent book on magic ... reveals so many inside secrets." -- Martin Gardner. Among veteran magicians, Paul Curry was known for his invention of many new tricks and the imaginative twists he gave old ones.
Generations of entertainers have amused audiences of children and adults with the art of hand shadows, using only a light source and their own two hands to form immediately recognizable profiles of people and animals.
Move objects with your mind, pass coins through tables, escape police restraints, and reveal other people's thoughts! Diamond Jim Tyler shows how to transform an ordinary act into a truly entertaining show.
Would you like to confound your friends, amaze your acquaintances, amuse and dazzle crowds at parties and gatherings? Mastering a few card tricks will allow you to do all that and more.
What is a self-working card trick? A trick that does not depend upon legerdemain or special abilities on the part of the magician, but a trick that works automatically because of the mathematics inherent in the card deck itself.
Among the most popular children's books ever written, The Jungle Book (1894) comprises a series of stories about Mowgli, a boy raised in the jungle by a family of wolves after a tiger has attacked and driven off his parents.
Charles Lamb, a distinguished English essayist, collaborated with his sister, Mary, to create enthralling prose retellings for young readers of some of Shakespeare's most beloved works.
It was long ago and far away that a French governess told her little pupils a wonderful story calledBeauty and the Beast, about a beautiful girl's love for a gentle but physically repulsive creature.
The second of Kant's three critiques, Critique of Practical Reason forms the center of Kantian philosophy; published in 1788, it is bookended by his Critique of Pure Reason and Critique of Judgement.
"Another grand slam collection." -- M. G. Paregian. In addition to the classic novels Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, this set includes Humorous Stories and Sketches (featuring "Fenimore Cooper's Literary Offenses,"
A teenage boy wanders from village to village until a little girl ties down his free spirit, a wife writes a letter for the first time to her husband of fifteen years, telling him why she must leave him, and an old man attempts to reconcile his old heritage with his impoverished life.
oVinod Bhardwaj is an art and film critic and writer. He ┬áhas published two collections of poetry (Jalta Makan ┬áand Hoshiarpur), one short-story collection (Chiteri), ┬áand more than ten books on art and cinema.
'Wacky, witty, zippy and playful, yet also sharply knowing and well observed, Maya's Revenge reads like the wayward love child of an unholy three-way clinch between Indiana Jones, Shobhaa De and James Tod, trained in courtly arts by Vatsyayana then sent to a polo-playing finishing school by Jilly Cooper.