Pdf ebook: Pianos and Flowers

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Summary: From the beloved and bestselling author of the No. 1 Ladies\' Detective Agency series, a charming short story collection about life and romance. In these d

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  • Publisher: Knopf Canada
  • ISBN: 0735281238
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 192
  • Language: English
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Description: From the beloved and bestselling author of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, a charming short story collection about life and romance. In these delightful stories, McCall Smith imagines the lives and loves behind some of the everyday people featured in the Sunday Times newspaper photographic archive. A young woman finds unexpected love while perusing Egyptian antiquities. A family is forever fractured when war comes to colonial Panang, Thailand. Iron jelloid tablets help expose a young man's inner strength. And twin sisters discover that romance can blossom anywhere--even at the altar. Throughout these stories, McCall Smith employs his indomitable charm to explore the possibilities of love, friendship, and happiness.


Pdf ebook: Chance Developments

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Summary: WITH A NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR TO HIS CANADIAN READERS It is said that a picture may be worth a thousand words but an old photograph can inspire many more. In

  • Author : Alexander McCall Smith
  • Publisher: Knopf Canada
  • ISBN: 0345811682
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 240
  • Language: English
  • Views: 515
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Description: WITH A NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR TO HIS CANADIAN READERS It is said that a picture may be worth a thousand words but an old photograph can inspire many more. In this beguiling book, McCall Smith casts his eye over five “orphaned” photographs from the era of black-and-white photography and imagines the stories behind them. Who were those people, what were their stories, why are they smiling, what made them sad? What emerges are surprising and poignant tales of love and friendship in a variety of settings an estate in the Highlands of Scotland, a travelling circus in Canada, an Australian gold-mining town, a village in Ireland, and the Scottish capital, Edinburgh. A dapper, roguish-looking man perching on a lady’s knee sparks the story of a ventriloquist and an animal handler who work in a circus, and who, under the most delightfully unexpected circumstances, fall in love. The image of a woman haloed by light in a train station becomes the lighthearted tale of a nun’s decision to leave the sisterhood and discover what and whom the big city has to offer. Some will find joy and fulfillment; others would prefer happier endings. Each of them, though, will find love, and that is ultimately what matters. Romantic, wistful and poignant, Chance Developments brims with flourishes of grace and humor that could only come from the pen of Alexander McCall Smith.


Pdf ebook: The Joy and Light Bus Company

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Summary: In this latest installment in the beloved No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, Mma Ramotswe is tempted to put the brakes on a business venture before i

  • Author : Alexander McCall Smith
  • Publisher: Knopf Canada
  • ISBN: 0735281203
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 240
  • Language: English
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Description: In this latest installment in the beloved No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, Mma Ramotswe is tempted to put the brakes on a business venture before it even gets rolling. Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni attends a course hosted by the local chamber of commerce entitled “Where Is Your Business Going?” But rather than feeling energized, he comes back in low spirits, unsure how to grow the already venerable and successful Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors. Then an old friend from school approaches him about a new business venture that could be just the ticket. When it turns out he will need to mortgage his property in order to pursue this endeavor, Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi wonder what this will mean for his current business—as well as for their own. Even as she puzzles over mysteries on the domestic front, Mma Ramotswe’s professional duties must take precedence. When a concerned son learns that his aging father’s nurse now stands to inherit the family home, he begins to doubt her intentions and takes his case to Botswana’s premier detective agency. Fortunately, Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi, committed agents of justice, agree to investigate. Tricky as these matters may be, Mma Ramotswe, armed with her usual supply of tact, humor and good will, knows that the most creative solu-tions are often found with the support of friends and family and a cup of red bush tea. With these reliable assets, she is certain to ensure that all involved find the happiness that they deserve.


Pdf ebook: My Italian Bulldozer

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Summary: The bestselling author of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series returns with the first in an irresistible new series about a food writer, Paul Stuart

  • Author : Alexander McCall Smith
  • Publisher: Knopf Canada
  • ISBN: 0345811992
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 179
  • Language: English
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Description: The bestselling author of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series returns with the first in an irresistible new series about a food writer, Paul Stuart's adventures in love and wine amid the Italian countryside. A National Bestseller! Paul Stuart, a renowned food writer, finds himself at loose ends after his longtime girlfriend leaves him for her personal trainer. To cheer him up, Paul’s editor, Gloria, encourages him to finish his latest cookbook on-site in Tuscany, hoping that a change of scenery (plus the occasional truffled pasta and glass of red wine) will offer a cure for both heartache and writer’s block. But upon Paul’s arrival, things don’t quite go as planned. A mishap with his rental-car reservation leaves him stranded, until a newfound friend leads him to an intriguing alternative: a bulldozer. With little choice in the matter, Paul accepts the offer, and as he journeys (well, slowly trundles) into the idyllic hillside town of Montalcino, he discovers that the bulldozer may be the least of the surprises that await him. What follows is a delightful romp through the lush sights and flavors of the Tuscan countryside, as Paul encounters a rich cast of characters, including a young American woman who awakens in him something unexpected. A feast for the senses and a poignant meditation on the complexity of human relationships, My Italian Bulldozer is a charming and intensely satisfying love story for anyone who has ever dreamed of a fresh start.


Pdf ebook: A Promise of Ankles

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Summary: From the hugely popular 44 Scotland Street series comes the latest adventures of Bertie and his family and friends. The winds of change are blowing through

  • Author : Alexander McCall Smith
  • Publisher: Vintage Canada
  • ISBN: 1039000142
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 336
  • Language: English
  • Views: 970
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Description: From the hugely popular 44 Scotland Street series comes the latest adventures of Bertie and his family and friends. The winds of change are blowing through Scotland Street. Though Bertie is getting older, he can't resist an adventure to escape his domineering mother, and Bruce, ever the navel-gazer, will have to bring his best self to navigate the complexities of the pas de deux. While Alexander McCall Smith's delightfully warm and witty comedy takes some surprising turns, the improbable adventures of this quirky cast of Scots will affirm the heart and joy in Edinburgh's New Town.


Pdf ebook: Precious and Grace

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Summary: The delightful seventeenth installment of the ever-popular, internationally bestselling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series. Precious Ramotswe, Botswana'

  • Author : Alexander McCall Smith
  • Publisher: Knopf Canada
  • ISBN: 0345811933
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 240
  • Language: English
  • Views: 903
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Description: The delightful seventeenth installment of the ever-popular, internationally bestselling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series. Precious Ramotswe, Botswana's premier lady detective, is a little short on help. The Chief Associate-Co-Director of the agency, Grace Makutsi, is busy with her own case, her client none other than their erstwhile assistant, Mr. Polopetsi, who has unwittingly involved himself in a pyramid scheme. The agency's other assistant, Charlie, may also need more help than he can offer, newly embroiled in a romance with a glamorous woman about whom the others have their doubts. So when a young Canadian woman approaches Mma Ramotswe with a complex case, it's up to her alone to solve it--with her signature intuition and insight, of course. The young woman spent part of her childhood in Botswana and needs help finding a long-lost acquaintance. But much time has passed, and her memory yields few clues. The difficult search--and the unexpected results--will remind them all that sometimes it's those we think we know best who most surprise us.


Pdf ebook: The Peppermint Tea Chronicles

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Summary: The 13th book in Alexander McCall Smith's popular 44 Scotland Street series is a sheer delight. Summer has come to Scotland Street. The long days have prom

  • Author : Alexander McCall Smith
  • Publisher: Vintage Canada
  • ISBN: 0735278687
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 304
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1681
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Description: The 13th book in Alexander McCall Smith's popular 44 Scotland Street series is a sheer delight. Summer has come to Scotland Street. The long days have prompted its denizens to engage in flights of fancy. Some, like the Duke of Johannesburg's plan to create a microlite seaplane, are literal flights, and some, like the vain Bruce Anderson's idea of settling down with one of his many admirers, are more metaphorical. With the domineering Irene off pursuing academic challenges, Stuart and Bertie are free to indulge in summer fun. Stuart reconnects with an old acquaintance over refreshing peppermint tea while Bertie takes his friend Ranald Braveheart Macpherson to the circus. But their trip to the big top becomes rather more than the pleasant diversion they were hoping for. Once again, Scotland Street teems with the daily triumphs and challenges of those who call it home, and provides a warm, wise, and witty chronicle of the affairs in this corner of the world.


Pdf ebook: The Piano Teacher

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Summary: "A rare and exquisite story . . . Transports you out of time, out of place, into a world you can feel on your very skin." —Elizabeth Gilbert The New York

  • Author : Janice Y. K. Lee
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1440656304
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 368
  • Language: English
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Description: "A rare and exquisite story . . . Transports you out of time, out of place, into a world you can feel on your very skin." —Elizabeth Gilbert The New York Times bestseller Janice Y.K. Lee's latest novel, The Expatriates, is now available from Penguin In the sweeping tradition of The English Patient, Janice Y.K. Lee's debut novel is a tale of love and betrayal set in war-torn Hong Kong. In 1942, Englishman Will Truesdale falls headlong into a passionate relationship with Trudy Liang, a beautiful Eurasian socialite. But their affair is soon threatened by the invasion of the Japanese as World War II overwhelms their part of the world. Ten years later, Claire Pendleton comes to Hong Kong to work as a piano teacher and also begins a fateful affair. As the threads of this spellbinding novel intertwine, impossible choices emerge-between love and safety, courage and survival, the present, and above all, the past.


Pdf ebook: Piano Adventures : Level 4 Sightreading Book

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Summary: (Faber Piano Adventures ). By Level 4 students are sightreading variations on Scott Joplin's "Maple Leaf Rag," new settings of Grieg's "Hall of the Mountai

  • Author : Nancy Faber,Randall Faber
  • Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
  • ISBN: 1616779918
  • Genre: Music
  • Number of Pages: 96
  • Language: English
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Description: (Faber Piano Adventures ). By Level 4 students are sightreading variations on Scott Joplin's "Maple Leaf Rag," new settings of Grieg's "Hall of the Mountain King," and patterned variations of Bach's "Prelude in C." Rhythm patterns become more complex with the dotted eighth to sixteenth; harmonic patterns advance to the V7 chord in root position and sharp key signatures of D, A and E major.


Pdf ebook: Your Inner Hedgehog

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Summary: In the latest entertaining and hilarious Professor Dr. Dr. Moritz-Maria Von Igelfeld novel, our hopelessly out-of-touch hero is forced to confront uppity l

  • Author : Alexander McCall Smith
  • Publisher: Vintage Canada
  • ISBN: 1039000215
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 240
  • Language: English
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Description: In the latest entertaining and hilarious Professor Dr. Dr. Moritz-Maria Von Igelfeld novel, our hopelessly out-of-touch hero is forced to confront uppity librarians, the rector of the university, and a possible hostile takeover, all while trying to remain studiously above it all. Professor Dr. Dr. Moritz-Maria von Igelfeld and his colleagues at the University of Regensburg's Institute of Romance Philology pride themselves on their unwavering commitment to intellectual excellence. They know it is their job to protect a certain civilized approach to the scholarly arts. So when a new deputy librarian, Dr. Hilda Schreiber-Ziegler, threatens to drag them all down a path of progressive inclusivity, they are determined to stop her in the name of scholarship--even if that requires von Igelfeld to make the noble sacrifice of running for Director of the Institute. Alas, politics is never easy, and in order to put his best foot forward, von Igelfeld will be required to take up a visiting fellowship at Oxford and cultivate the attentions of a rather effusive young American scholar. Still, von Igelfeld has always heeded the clarion call of duty--especially when it comes with a larger office.


Pdf ebook: Tiny Tales

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Summary: It is often said that the best things in life come in small packages; anyone in search of proof need look no further than the stories in this collection: b

  • Author : Alexander McCall Smith
  • Publisher: Pantheon
  • ISBN: 0593316010
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 240
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1688
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Description: It is often said that the best things in life come in small packages; anyone in search of proof need look no further than the stories in this collection: brief, utterly engaging tales that offer lasting surprise and delight. In Tiny Tales, Alexander McCall Smith explores romance, ambition, kindness, and happiness in thirty short stories accompanied by thirty witty cartoons designed by Iain McIntosh, McCall Smith’s longtime creative collaborator. Here we meet the first Australian pope, who hopes to finally find some peace and quiet back home in Perth; a psychotherapist turned motorcycle racetrack manager; and an aspiring opera singer who gets her unlikely break onstage. And, of course, we spend time in McCall Smith’s beloved Scotland, where we are introduced to progressive Vikings, a group of housemates with complex romantic entanglements, and a couple of globe-trotting dentists. These tales and illustrations depict the full scope of human experience and reveal the rich tapestry of life—painted in miniature.


Pdf ebook: How to Raise an Elephant

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Summary: In this latest installment in the cherished No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, Mma Ramotswe must balance family obligations with the growing needs of o

  • Author : Alexander McCall Smith
  • Publisher: Knopf Canada
  • ISBN: 0735281173
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 240
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1373
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Description: In this latest installment in the cherished No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, Mma Ramotswe must balance family obligations with the growing needs of one of Charlie's pet projects. Precious Ramotswe loves her dependable old van. Yes, it sometimes takes a bit longer to get going now, and it has developed some quirks over the years, but it has always gotten the job done. This time, though, the world--and Charlie--may be asking too much of it, for when he borrows the beloved vehicle, he returns it damaged. And, to make matters worse, the interior seems to have acquired an earthy smell that even Precious can't identify. But the olfactory issue is not the only mystery that needs solving. Mma Ramotswe is confronted by a distant relative, Blessing, who asks for help with an ailing cousin. The help requested is of a distinctly pecuniary nature, which makes both Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni and Mma Makutsi suspicious. And there is no peace at home, either, as the new neighbors are airing their marital grievances rather loudly. Still, Mma Ramotswe is confident that the solutions to all of these difficulties are there to be discovered--as long as she is led by kindness, grace, and logic and can rely on the counsel of her friends and loved ones.


Pdf ebook: The Piano Tuner

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Summary: A New York Times Notable Book A San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury News, and Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year “A gripping and resonant nove

  • Author : Daniel Mason
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 1400077710
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 336
  • Language: English
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Description: A New York Times Notable Book A San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury News, and Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year “A gripping and resonant novel. . . . It immerses the reader in a distant world with startling immediacy and ardor. . . . Riveting.” —Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times In 1886 a shy, middle-aged piano tuner named Edgar Drake receives an unusual commission from the British War Office: to travel to the remote jungles of northeast Burma and there repair a rare piano belonging to an eccentric army surgeon who has proven mysteriously indispensable to the imperial design. From this irresistible beginning, The Piano Tuner launches readers into a world of seductive, vibrantly rendered characters, and enmeshes them in an unbreakable spell of storytelling.


Pdf ebook: The Sun and Her Flowers

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Summary: From Rupi Kaur, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of milk and honey, comes her long-awaited second collection of poetry. A vibrant and transcendent

  • Author : Rupi Kaur
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1501175289
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Number of Pages: 256
  • Language: English
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Description: From Rupi Kaur, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of milk and honey, comes her long-awaited second collection of poetry. A vibrant and transcendent journey about growth and healing. Ancestry and honoring one’s roots. Expatriation and rising up to find a home within yourself. Divided into five chapters and illustrated by Kaur, the sun and her flowers is a journey of wilting, falling, rooting, rising, and blooming. A celebration of love in all its forms. this is the recipe of life said my mother as she held me in her arms as i wept think of those flowers you plant in the garden each year they will teach you that people too must wilt fall root rise in order to bloom


Pdf ebook: The Upright Piano Player

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Summary: An adroit first novel of exceptional grace and emotional power by a legendary British ad executive. “David Abbott’s The Upright Piano Player is a wise

  • Author : David Abbott
  • Publisher: Anchor
  • ISBN: 0385534434
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 240
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1511
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Description: An adroit first novel of exceptional grace and emotional power by a legendary British ad executive. “David Abbott’s The Upright Piano Player is a wise and moving debut, an accomplished novel of quiet depths and resonant shadows.” —John Burnham Schwartz, author of The Commoner and Reservation Road Henry Cage seems to have it all: a successful career, money, a beautiful home, and a reputation for being a just and principled man. But public virtues can conceal private failings, and as Henry faces retirement, his well-ordered life begins to unravel. His ex-wife is ill, his relationship with his son is strained to the point of estrangement, and on the eve of the new millennium he is the victim of a random violent act which soon escalates into a prolonged harassment. As his ex-wife's illness becomes grave, it is apparent that there is little time to redress the mistakes of the past. But the man stalking Henry remains at large. Who is doing this? And why? David Abbott brilliantly pulls this thread of tension ever tighter until the surprising and emotionally impactful conclusion. The Upright Piano Player is a wise and acutely observed novel about the myriad ways in which life tests us—no matter how carefully we have constructed our own little fortresses.


Pdf ebook: Allan and the Holy Flower

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Summary: When Brother John, a man known for wandering around Africa for years, tells Allan Quatermain about a rare and gorgeous orchid hidden in the wild flora of A

  • Author : H. Rider Haggard
  • Publisher: Graphic Arts Books
  • ISBN: 1513278037
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 282
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1868
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Description: When Brother John, a man known for wandering around Africa for years, tells Allan Quatermain about a rare and gorgeous orchid hidden in the wild flora of Africa, Quatermain is determined to find one. When he does, he travels to England and meets Stephen Somers, who collects special flowers. Somers was eager to buy the orchid, but after a mix up at an auction, he finds himself in trouble with his family. Nevertheless, Somers still desperately wants one of the African orchids, and offers to accompany Quatermain and finance the journey to recover another flower. Never one to turn down an expedition, Quatermain agrees, and together, they begin their expedition in Africa, determined to find the orchid that Brother John had described as the largest flower in the region. However, as their adventure unfolds, the men face unanticipated struggles. While they continue their search, the men must work together and think quick to survive the unexpected, trekking through land unknown, fighting battles, leading rescue missions, and navigating daunting encounters with cannibals, slave traders, and a giant gorilla. Filled with thrilling action, narrow escapes, and wonderful descriptions, Allan and the Holy Flower by H. Rider Haggard is a page-turning 19th century adventure novel. Set in colonial Africa, Haggard includes a setting that is not often depicted in English literature. First published in 1915, Allan and the Holy Flower remains to be a fresh and thrilling action- adventure, delighting audiences with its quick pace and nail-biting conflicts. Written in imaginative, yet accessible prose, Allan and the Holy Flower is a classic adventure novel perfect for all ages. This edition of Allan and the Holy Flower by H. Rider Haggard features a striking new cover design and is printed in a font that is both modern and readable. With these accommodations, Allan and the Holy Flower caters to a contemporary audience while preserving the original innovation and adventure of H. Rider Haggard’s work.


Pdf ebook: The Bear and the Piano

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Summary: One day, a bear cub finds something strange and wonderful in the forest. When he touches the keys, they make a horrible noise. Yet he is drawn back again a

  • Author : David Litchfield
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN: 0544866606
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 40
  • Language: English
  • Views: 816
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Description: One day, a bear cub finds something strange and wonderful in the forest. When he touches the keys, they make a horrible noise. Yet he is drawn back again and again. Eventually, he learns to play beautiful sounds, delighting his woodland friends. Then the bear is invited to share his sounds with new friends in the city. He longs to explore the world beyond his home, and to play bigger and better than before. But he knows that if he leaves, the other bears will be very sad . . . This gorgeously illustrated tale of following one’s dreams reminds us of the value of friendship, wherever we go.


Pdf ebook: The Blue Flower

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Summary: From the Booker Prize-winning author of ‘Offshore’ and ‘Innocence’ comes this unusual romance between the poet Novalis and his fiancée Sophie.

  • Author : Penelope Fitzgerald
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK
  • ISBN: 0007373325
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 320
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1307
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Description: From the Booker Prize-winning author of ‘Offshore’ and ‘Innocence’ comes this unusual romance between the poet Novalis and his fiancée Sophie.


Pdf ebook: Waltz of the Flowers Nutcracker Suite Easy Piano Sheet Music with Colored Notes

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Summary: From Tchaikovsky's famous Christmas Ballet "The Nutcracker" for Easy Piano A SilverTonalities Arrangement! With Colored Notation to enable Beginner Pianist

  • Author : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,SilverTonalities
  • Publisher: SilverTonalities
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  • Genre: Music
  • Number of Pages: 5
  • Language: English
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Description: From Tchaikovsky's famous Christmas Ballet "The Nutcracker" for Easy Piano A SilverTonalities Arrangement! With Colored Notation to enable Beginner Pianists to read Music quickly and accurately!