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Walking in London park, heath and waterside
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Aylmer, Peter

Walking in London park, heath and waterside : 25 walks in London's green spaces / by Peter Aylmer

Kendal : Cicerone, 2017

Abstract: This guidebook presents 25 varied walks exploring London's green and open spaces. Covering both the city centre and the Greater London area, it takes in royal parks, heaths, forests, canals and rivers, including Epping Forest, Hampstead Heath, the World Heritage site of Kew Gardens and Wimbledon Common. Walks range from 4 to 14 miles and most can be accessed by public transport. Alongside detailed route descriptions and OS mapping, the book features practical information on parking, public transport and refreshments. Each walk showcases a particular species of wildlife that you might encounter, and there is fascinating background information the history and conservation of the capital's wild spaces. London is a city of 8 million people and 8 million trees, and its vast open spaces are home to 13,000 species of wildlife. This book is an ideal companion to exploring a greener, more gentle side to the city.

The strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
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Stevenson, Robert Louis

The strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde / Robert Louis Stevenson ; edited with an introduction by Luciana Pirè

Firenze [etc.] : Giunti, 2016

Il ritorno
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Conrad, Joseph

Il ritorno / Joseph Conrad ; a cura di Benedetta Bini

Venezia : Marsilio, 2016

Abstract: Quale sorpresa sgradita e crudele per Alan Hervey, uomo borghese e conformista, che in una piovosa sera londinese, compiaciuto e soddisfatto del proprio successo, torna nella sua bella casa dopo una giornata nella City. La moglie se ne è andata: lo ha lasciato per un altro uomo. Nelle ore che seguono Hervey sarà costretto a tentare di capire, e a trovare possibili soluzioni che lo proteggano dalla critica della società in cui vive e si riconosce. Ben presto, però, la sua preoccupazione per lo sguardo degli altri si trasformerà in una violenta - e tragica - scoperta del mondo sommerso che è in lui, fino all'imprevedibile colpo di scena che chiude la storia. Scritto all'inizio della carriera, "Il ritorno" è certamente il meno conradiano dei racconti di Conrad. Giocato nell'arco di poche ore, e ambientato nello spazio claustrofobico di una grande magione vittoriana, esso rivela la volontà dell'autore di cimentarsi con un tema caro alla narrativa di fine secolo - le tensioni ormai sempre più ingovernabili del matrimonio borghese - ma anche di ingaggiare un corpo a corpo con la figura del protagonista facendolo sprofondare nel modernissimo gorgo della sua coscienza infelice.

L’ospite di Dracula
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Stoker, Bram

L’ospite di Dracula = Dracula's guest / Bram Stoker ; traduzione di Andrea Cariello

Milano : Leone, 2016

Abstract: "L'ospite di Dracula" è un capitolo tagliato del leggendario romanzo di Bram Stoker "Dracula", scritto insieme al resto dell'opera ma rimasto fuori dalla versione definitiva pubblicata nel 1897. Il racconto parla di un inglese in visita a Monaco prima di partire per la Transilvania. È la notte di Valpurnia, e il giovane si avventura in direzione di un villaggio maledetto abbandonato.

The girl on the train
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Hawkins, Paula

The girl on the train / Paula Hawkins

[S.l.] : Black Swan, 2015

Abstract: Rachel catches the same commuter train every morning. She knows it will wait at the same signal each time, overlooking a row of back gardens. She's even started to feel like she knows the people who live in one of the houses. 'Jess and Jason', she calls them. Their life - as she sees it - is perfect. If only Rachel could be that happy.

After you
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Moyes, Jojo

After you / Jojo Moyes

London : Penguin, 2015

Abstract: * 'Matches Me Before You. Funny, sad and wise, you'll be using a hankie as a bookmark' Mail on Sunday 'Moyes totally delivers. With its twisty plot, characters you fall in love with, weepy bits and witty bits, this is pretty much perfect' Glamour Lou Clark has lots of questions. Like how it is she's ended up working in an airport bar, spending every shift watching other people jet off to new places. Or why the flat she's owned for a year still doesn't feel like home. Whether her close-knit family can forgive her for what she did eighteen months ago. And will she ever get over the love of her life. What Lou does know for certain is that something has to change. Then, one night, it does. But does the stranger on her doorstep hold the answers Lou is searching for - or just more questions? Close the door and life continues: simple, ordered, safe. Open it and she risks everything. But Lou once made a promise to live. And if she's going to keep it, she has to invite them in ...'This beautiful story is perfect. Will have you brimming with tears and grinning in equal measure. L-O-V-E' Closer 'Wonderfully warm. Moyes manages to break your heart before restoring your faith in love. Unputdownable' Sunday Express 'Classic Jojo - fans will love it' Heat 'Satisfyingly brilliant' Sun 'I read this in one sitting. It is impossible not to root for Lou' Stylist

The girl on the train
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Hawkins, Paula

The girl on the train / Paula Hawkins

London [etc.] : Doubleday, 2015

Abstract: Rachel catches the same commuter train every morning. She knows it will wait at the same signal each time, overlooking a row of back gardens. She's even started to feel like she knows the people who live in one of the houses. 'Jess and Jason', she calls them. Their life - as she sees it - is perfect. If only Rachel could be that happy. And then she sees something shocking. It's only a minute until the train moves on, but it's enough. Now everything's changed. Now Rachel has a chance to become a part of the lives she's only watched from afar. Now they'll see; she's much more than just the girl on the train...

After you
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Moyes, Jojo

After you / Jojo Moyes

London : Joseph, 2015

Abstract: * 'Matches Me Before You. Funny, sad and wise, you'll be using a hankie as a bookmark' Mail on Sunday 'Moyes totally delivers. With its twisty plot, characters you fall in love with, weepy bits and witty bits, this is pretty much perfect' Glamour Lou Clark has lots of questions. Like how it is she's ended up working in an airport bar, spending every shift watching other people jet off to new places. Or why the flat she's owned for a year still doesn't feel like home. Whether her close-knit family can forgive her for what she did eighteen months ago. And will she ever get over the love of her life. What Lou does know for certain is that something has to change. Then, one night, it does. But does the stranger on her doorstep hold the answers Lou is searching for - or just more questions? Close the door and life continues: simple, ordered, safe. Open it and she risks everything. But Lou once made a promise to live. And if she's going to keep it, she has to invite them in ...'This beautiful story is perfect. Will have you brimming with tears and grinning in equal measure. L-O-V-E' Closer 'Wonderfully warm. Moyes manages to break your heart before restoring your faith in love. Unputdownable' Sunday Express 'Classic Jojo - fans will love it' Heat 'Satisfyingly brilliant' Sun 'I read this in one sitting. It is impossible not to root for Lou' Stylist

Subterranean London
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Garrett, Bradley L.

Subterranean London : cracking the capital / compiled by Bradley L. Garrett ; foreword by Will Self ; illustrations by Stephen Walter

Munich ; New York : Prestel, [2014]

Abstract: Peel back the layers under a London street and you'll discover a haunting, dreamlike world of hand-laid brick sewers, forgotten tube stations, World War II evacuation shelters, secret government bunkers, and tunnel boring machines laying new sewer, communication, and transport grids. Bradley L. Garrett has worked with explorers of subterranean London to collect an astonishing array of images documenting forbidden infiltrations into the secret bowels of the city. This book takes readers through progressively deeper levels of historical London architecture below the streets. Beautifully designed to allow for detailed viewing and featuring bespoke map illustrations by artist Stephen Walter, this unique book takes readers to locations few dare to go, and even fewer succeed in accessing

About a boy
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Hornby, Nick

About a boy / Nick Hornby

[London] : Penguin books, 2014

Abstract: About a Boy is Nick Hornby's comic and heart-warming million-copy bestseller. 'How cool was Will Freeman?' Too cool! At thirty-six, he's as hip as a teenager. He's single, child-free, goes to the right clubs and knows which trainers to wear. He's also found a great way to score with women: attend single parents' groups full of available (and grateful) mothers, all hoping to meet a Nice Guy. Which is how Will meets Marcus, the oldest twelve-year-old on the planet. Marcus is a bit strange: he listens to Joni Mitchell and Mozart, looks after his mum and has never owned a pair of trainers. But Marcus latches on to Will - and won't let go. Can Will teach Marcus how to grow up cool? And can Marcus help Will just to grow up? This astonishing novel, now a modern classic, was adapted for the acclaimed 2002 film About A Boy, starring Hugh Grant and Nicholas Hoult. Fans of One Day by David Nicholls and Any Human Heart by William Boyd will devour this book, as will lovers of fiction everywhere

The cuckoo's calling
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Rowling, J. K.

The cuckoo's calling / Robert Galbraith

London : Sphere, 2014

Abstract: When a troubled model falls to her death from a snow-covered Mayfair balcony, it is assumed that she has committed suicide. However, her brother has his doubts, and calls in private investigator Cormoran Strike to look into the case. A war veteran, wounded both physically and psychologically, Strike's life is in disarray. The case gives him a financial lifeline, but it comes at a personal cost: the more he delves into the young model's complex world, the darker things get - and the closer he gets to terrible danger ...A gripping, elegant mystery steeped in the atmosphere of London - from the hushed streets of Mayfair, to the backstreet pubs of the East End, to the bustle of Soho - The Cuckoo's Calling is a remarkable debut. Introducing Cormoran Strike, it is a classic crime novel unlike any other book you will read this year.

A scandal in Bohemia
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Doyle, Arthur Conan

A scandal in Bohemia = Uno scandalo in Boemia / A. Conan Doyle ; traduzione di Mauro Formaggio

Roma : Gruppo editoriale L'espresso, 2014

The silkworm
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Rowling, J. K.

The silkworm / Robert Galbraith

London : Sphere, 2014

Abstract: When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. At first, Mrs. Quine just thinks her husband has gone off by himself for a few days--as he has done before--and she wants Strike to find him and bring him home. But as Strike investigates, it becomes clear that there is more to Quine's disappearance than his wife realizes. The novelist has just completed a manuscript featuring poisonous pen-portraits of almost everyone he knows. If the novel were to be published, it would ruin lives--meaning that there are a lot of people who might want him silenced. When Quine is found brutally murdered under bizarre circumstances, it becomes a race against time to understand the motivation of a ruthless killer, a killer unlike any Strike has encountered before.

Oliver Twist
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Dickens, Charles

Oliver Twist / Charles Dickens

London : Arcturus, 2014

The picture of Dorian Gray
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Wilde, Oscar

The picture of Dorian Gray / Oscar Wilde

London : Harper press, 2013

Giro di vite
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James, Henry

Giro di vite / Henry James ; a cura di Alex R. Falzon

Milano : Mondolibri, 2013

Silent victims
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La Plante, Lynda

Silent victims / Lynda La Plante

London : Simon & Schuster, 2013

Abstract: As Vera Reynolds, drag queen and night club star, sways onstage singing 'Falling in Love Again', a sixteen-year-old rent boy lies in the older man's apartment, engulfed in flames. Detective Chief Inspector Jane Tennison has moved up the ranks, fighting every step of the way to break through Scotland Yard's glass ceiling. Now, on her first day as the head of the Vice Squad, this high-profile case threatens to destroy everything she has worked for. For when Tennison's investigation reveals an influential public figure as her prime suspect, a man with connections to politicians, judges, and Scotland Yard, she's given a very clear message about the direction some very important people would like her investigation to take. Suddenly, in a case defined by murky details, one fact becomes indisputably clear - that for Tennison, going after the truth will mean risking her happiness, her career ... and even her life

Wrongful death
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La Plante, Lynda

Wrongful death / Lynda La Plante

London : Simon & Schuster, 2013

Abstract: Six months after the body of Josh Reynolds, a London nightclub owner, was found and determined by police and coroner to be a suicide, DCS James Langton tasks DCI Anna Travis to review the case. Reynolds died from a single gunshot wound to the head, the gun held in his right hand.

Big Ben and the Elizabeth Tower
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Big Ben and the Elizabeth Tower : official guide

London : Houses of Parliament, [2013?]

La signora Dalloway
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Woolf, Virginia

La signora Dalloway / Virginia Woolf ; a cura di Marisa Sestito

Venezia : Marsilio, 2012

Abstract: Dopo l'audace sperimentazione de La stanza di Jacob, nel 1925 Virginia Woolf approda a La signora Dalloway, il suo primo grande romanzo, per molti il più bello. A ridosso dell'Ulisse di Joyce (che Virginia non amava, ma con il quale inevitabilmente intreccia un dialogo a distanza), ancora un racconto concentrato su un unico giorno (un mercoledì di giugno 1923), e un unico spazio, Londra: una fantasmagoria di strade, sguardi, prospettive e personaggi che si intrecciano e si toccano per poi perdersi e disperdersi nella splendida e lacerante forza vitale della grande città modernista. A contenere questa materia frammentaria e sfuggente sta un uso magistrale di tempo e spazio, marcati da segnali ricorrenti (il suono del Big Ben, il canto degli uccelli, il volo dell'aereo sul quale convergono gli sguardi) e, sul piano della storia, la festa - il ricevimento che Clarissa Dalloway sta preparando per quella calda sera di giugno. Ma è soprattutto la splendida Clarissa cinquantenne, alto-borghese, una vita apparentemente dorata e un passato di desideri segreti e negati - il punto di attrazione di questa pioggia di atomi (come si esprime Virginia Woolf in un famoso saggio) che attorno a lei e alla sua festa si aggrega e si trova per poi perdersi di nuovo. Clarissa e il suo doppio sconosciuto, Septimus Warren Smith - giovane, povero, reduce allucinato di una guerra che gli ha sconvolto per sempre la mente e la vita: due esistenze che si intrecciano e si rispecchiano senza mai incontrarsi.