The Life and Opinions of Maf the Dog, and of His Friend by Andrew O'Hagan

By Andrew O'Hagan

Meet Maf: The hilariously opinionated, well-read, politically scrappy, and complicated canines significant other to Marilyn Monroe.

In November 1960, Frank Sinatra gave Marilyn Monroe a puppy. His identify used to be Maf. He had an intuition for the 20 th century. For politics. For psychoanalysis. For literature. For inside ornament. this can be his tale. Maf the puppy used to be with Marilyn for the final years of her lifestyles. not just a picaresque hero himself, he used to be additionally a pupil of the adventuring rogue in literature and artwork, witnessing the increase of America's new liberalism, civil rights, the distance race, the hot York critics, and used to be Marilyn Monroe's consistent spouse. the tale of Maf the puppy is a hilarious and hugely unique peek into the lifetime of a posh dogs hero - he used to be a great deal a true historic determine, together with his license and pictures offered at public sale besides Marilyn's different individual impacts. in the course of the eyes of Maf we're supplied with an perception into the lifetime of Monroe herself, and a desirable tackle the most remarkable sessions of the 20th century.

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Old Dog and Duck: The Secret Meanings of Pub Names by Albert Jack

By Albert Jack

It is a e-book for everybody who has ever puzzled why pubs may be known as The pass Keys, The Dew Drop hotel or The wish and Anchor. You'll be comfortable to understand that there are excellent - unusual and noteworthy - purposes at the back of all of them. After a lot study approximately (and in) pubs, Albert Jack brings jointly the tales at the back of pub names to bare how they give interesting and subversive insights on our historical past, customs, attitudes and jokes in exactly an analogous manner that nursery rhymes do. The Royal Oak, for example, commemorates the tree that concealed Charles II from Cromwell's forces after his defeat at Worcester; The Bag of Nails is a corruption of the Bacchanals, the crazed fans of Bacchus, the god of wine and drunkenness; The Cat and the mess around a mangling of Catherine l. a. Fidele and a guarded gesture of help for Henry VIII's first, Catholic, spouse Catherine of Aragon; plus many, many extra. right here too are much more proof approximately every little thing from ghosts to ingesting songs to the foundations of cribbage and shove ha'penny, displaying that, eventually, the tale of pub background is absolutely the tale of our personal renowned historical past.

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Arrested Development: And That's Why . . . You Always Leave by Running Press

By Running Press

And now the tale of a prosperous kinfolk who misplaced every little thing, and the single son who had no selection yet to maintain all of them jointly . . . It’s Arrested Development.

Meet the previously prosperous and habitually dysfunctional Bluth kin. whilst the relations patriarch George Sr. is shipped to legal for shifty accounting practices, the Bluths needs to face truth or now not. because the relatives resources were frozen and the kinfolk company is in jeopardy, it feels like they might need to quit their lavish way of life. Worse but, they could need to exit and get jobs! the one one that turns out to appreciate the seriousness in their problem is Michael, who realizes it’s as much as him to steer his eccentric family members into this new bankruptcy in their lives: bankruptcy 11.

Full of the main memorable fees and pictures from the very best moments from the unique 3 seasons of the convey, Arrested improvement: And That’s Why . . . you usually go away a notice bargains useful lifestyles classes from Michael, G.O.B., Lucille, George Sr., Lindsay, George Michael, Tobias, and the remainder of the Bluth gang with chapters together with: relatives First, large blunders, Parental counsel, dicy company, and extra.

Relive your whole favourite Arrested improvement moments with this must-have better half to the ground-breaking comedy sequence.

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The Stainless Steel Rat Sings The Blues by Harry Harrison

By Harry Harrison

Stuck within the act of robbing the recent mint on this planet Paskonjak, grasp thief Jim DiGriz, a.k.a. the chrome steel Rat, is out there a deal by means of the Galactic League: find a stolen artifact regarded as someplace at the criminal planet Liokukae inside of 30 days and cross free--or die...

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Dirk Gently's Holistische Detektei : Roman by Douglas Adams

By Douglas Adams

In Dirk Gently's Holistischer Detektei geht es drunter und drüber. Ein elektrischer Mönch, eine lebende Leiche, ein bettlägriger Odin oder ein Cola-Automat mit Eigenleben sind nur einige der Zutaten dieses «Geister-Horror-Zeitmaschinen-Romanzen-Komödien-Musical-Epos» vom bekannten Autor der "Per Anhalter durch die Galaxis"-Reihe.

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Castle Dreams (Castle Perilous, Book 6) by John DeChancie

By John DeChancie

Who will declare the throne now that Lord Incarnadine, King of the nation-states Perilous, is useless? less than a mysterious spell of a mischief-maker, all of chateau Perilous's 144,000 reatures of interest clamor for the crown. outdoors of the castle's coveting fray, Gene flies off with an adventurous Amazon in supernatural manifestation and Lord Inky explores the darkish mysteries that lurk within the realm of the lifeless!

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Sadie the Sadist by Zane Sachs

By Zane Sachs

Like many folks, Sadie feels undervalued and annoyed. hired by way of a grocery store, she plots to homicide coworkers—or entice them into the worker rest room for a quickie. in poor health of being taken care of like a robotic, she faucets right into a robust (and deranged) alter-ego and transforms into Sadie the Sadist. READER pay attention: This booklet comprises image violence, psycho/sexual incidents, and Sadie’s favourite recipes. X-tremely Black Humor.

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The Peanuts Guide to Love by Charles M. Schulz

By Charles M. Schulz

The Peanuts gang supply their knowledge on love during this superbly produced present publication for all generations. From Woodstock falling in love with a trojan horse to Charlie Brown's obsession with the Little Red-Headed woman, from Snoopy's craving for that lady beagle to Lucy's unwavering (and unrequited) affection for Schroeder, the beguiling Peanuts gang recognize something or approximately love. The thousands of trustworthy Charles Schulz lovers and those that fondly have in mind our best-loved beagle and his pals will cherish this most recent name in our Peanuts advisor to existence sequence.

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Pigs Have Wings (Blandings Castle, Book 8) by P. G. Wodehouse

By P. G. Wodehouse

Can the Empress of Blandings win the fats Pigs category on the Shropshire exhibit for the 3rd 12 months working? Galahad Threepwood, seashore the butler and others have positioned their blouse in this, and for Lord Emsworth it will likely be paradise in the world. yet a considerable trouble lurks within the approach: Queen of Matchingham, the recent sow of Sir Gregory Parsloe Bart. Galahad is aware this pretender to the crown has to be pignapped. yet can the Empress in flip keep away from an analogous destiny? during this vintage Blandings novel, pigs upward thrust above their bulk to fade and reappear within the very unlikely locations, whereas younger fanatics are crossed and recrossed in each room in Blandings citadel.

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Are We There Yet?: Rach and Jules Take to the Open Road by Rachael Weiss

By Rachael Weiss

Hot, enticing, and humorous, this armchair commute consultant follows 30-something singles, Rachael and Julie, on a rowdy street journey in pursuit of happiness in a global ruled via undefined. From motorcycle tours to provoke a adorable travel advisor to adventures in a ginseng Korean bathhouse, this rollicking learn bargains an excellent view of lifestyles in the course of the eyes of most sensible neighbors having fun with laughter, surroundings, and a bit love alongside the best way.

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