Sitting quietly in his room in an old people´s home, Allan Karlsson is waiting for a party he doesn´t want to begin. His one-hundredth birthday party to be precise. The Mayor will be there. The press will be there. But, as it turns out, Allan will not . . . Escaping (in his slippers) through his bedroom window, into the flowerbed, Allan makes his getaway. And so begins his picaresque and unlikely journey involving criminals, several murders, a suitcase full of cash, and incompetent police. As his escapades unfold, Allan´s earlier life is revealed. A life in which - remarkably - he played a key role behind the scenes in some of the momentous events of the twentieth century. Translated by Roy Bradbury.
Set on a lush Greek island, The Greek Escape by Karen Swan is a Sunday Times bestseller, and the perfect getaway for fans of Victoria Hislop and Santa Montefiore. Before every new beginning, there must be an ending . . . Running from heartbreak, Chloe Marston leaves her old life in London for a fresh start in New York. Working at a luxury concierge company, she makes other people´s lives run perfectly, even if her own has ground to a halt. But a terrible accident forces her to step into a new role, up close and personal with the company´s most esteemed and powerful clients. Charismatic Joe Lincoln is one of them and his every wish is her command, so when he asks her to find him a secluded holiday home in the Greek Islands, she sets about sourcing the perfect retreat. But when Tom, her ex, unexpectedly shows up in Manhattan and the stability of her new life is thrown off-balance again, she jumps at the chance to help Joe inspect the holiday house; escaping to Greece will give her the time and space to decide where her future truly lies. Tom is the man she has loved for so long but he has hurt her before - can she give him another chance? And as she draws closer to Joe, does she even want to? As magnetic as he is mysterious, there´s an undeniable chemistry between them that she can´t resist. But whatever her heart is telling her, she´s in over her head - another client´s wife has mysteriously disappeared and serious allegations about Joe threaten more than just her happiness. Who can she trust? And will Chloe uncover the truth in time?
With a New Foreword The heartwrenching New York Times bestseller about the only known person born inside a North Korean prison camp to have escaped. North Korea´s political prison camps have existed twice as long as Stalin´s Soviet gulags and twelve times as long as the Nazi concentration camps. No one born and raised in these camps is known to have escaped. No one, that is, except Shin Dong-hyuk. In Escape From Camp 14, Blaine Harden unlocks the secrets of the world´s most repressive totalitarian state through the story of Shin´s shocking imprisonment and his astounding getaway. Shin knew nothing of civilized existence-he saw his mother as a competitor for food, guards raised him to be a snitch, and he witnessed the execution of his mother and brother. The late ´´Dear Leader´´ Kim Jong Il was recognized throughout the world, but his country remains sealed as his third son and chosen heir, Kim Jong Eun, consolidates power. Few foreigners are allowed in, and few North Koreans are able to leave. North Korea is hungry, bankrupt, and armed with nuclear weapons. It is also a human rights catastrophe. Between 150,000 and 200,000 people work as slaves in its political prison camps. These camps are clearly visible in satellite photographs, yet North Korea´s government denies they exist. Harden´s harrowing narrative exposes this hidden dystopia, focusing on an extraordinary young man who came of age inside the highest security prison in the highest security state. Escape from Camp 14 offers an unequalled inside account of one of the world´s darkest nations. It is a tale of endurance and courage, survival and hope.
Fool???s Gold Collection Part 1 The first three books and a novella in New York Times??? bestselling author Susan Mallery???s enormously popular Fool???s Gold series. CHASING PERFECT Welcome to Fool´s Gold, California, a charming community in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. There´s lots to do and plenty of people to meet, especially women. Because there´s just one tiny problem in Fool´s Gold: the men don´t seem to stick around. Maybe it´s the lure of big-city life, or maybe it´s plain old bad luck, but regardless of the reason, the problem has to be fixed, fast. And Charity Jones may be just the city planner to do it. Charity´s nomadic childhood has left her itching to settle down, and she immediately falls in love with all the storybook town has to offer???everything, that is, except its sexiest and most famous resident, former world-class cyclist Josh Golden. With her long list of romantic disasters, she´s not about to take a chance on another bad boy, even if everyone else thinks he´s perfect just the way he is. But maybe that´s just what he needs???someone who knows the value of his flaws. Someone who knows that he´s just chasing perfect. ALMOST PERFECT Back in school, Liz Sutton was the girl from the wrong side of the tracks. Then she´d stolen the heart of the most popular boy in town, and their secret romance helped her through the worst of times. Until Ethan Hendrix betrayed her and everything they´d ever meant to each other. Devastated and pregnant, Liz left Fool´s Gold, California???forever, she thought??? Now Liz must return to town and face the man who doesn´t know of their son´s existence. And this time she won´t have the option of making a quick getaway. Ethan and Liz can´t deny their passionate attraction, even after all these years. But will their desire be enough to spark a second chance at love? SISTER OF THE BRIDE When Katie McCormick finds out that her sister is marrying her ex, she finally agrees to a setup for the big day. To her surprise, Jackson is a catch. But when wedding catastrophe ensues, will their sparks fizzle or ignite into flames? FINDING PERFECT When Pia O´Brian´s best friend dies, Pia expects to inherit her cherished cat. Instead, the woman leaves Pia three frozen embryos. With a disastrous track record in the romance department and the parenting skills of a hamster, Pia doesn´t think she´s meant for motherhood. But determined to do the right thing, Pia decides to become a single mother. Only to meet a gorgeous, sexy hunk the very same day. A former foster-care kid now rich beyond his wildest dreams, Raoul Moreno runs a camp for needy children in Fool´s Gold, California. After his last relationship, Raoul thought he was done with women and commitment. Still, he can´t get sweet, sexy Pia out of his mind???and proposes a crazy plan. But can such an unconventional beginning really result in the perfect ending? Look for more novels from Fool???s Gold