I m the King of the Castle
Score: 4
From 6 Ratings

I m the King of the Castle


  • Author : Susan Hill
  • Publisher : Longman Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Boys
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0582434467


I m the King of the Castle Book Description :

Winner of the Somerset Maugham Award, this tale is linked in its poignancy and humour to Lord the the Flies. This edition is part of a series of pre- and post-1914 works chosen especially for 14-18 year olds. The series features fiction, anthologies, poetry, plays and non-fiction....

I m the King of the Castle
Score: 4
From 6 Ratings

I m the King of the Castle


  • Author : Susan Hill
  • Publisher : Isis Large Print Books
  • Release Date : 1994-01-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 185695322X


I m the King of the Castle Book Description :

Young Edmund Hooper did not want any other boy at his ugly isolated Victorian house, but Kingshaw still came and Hooper quickly learnt how to turn the most ordinary object into a source of terror and like a frightened animal, Kingshaw ran....

The Man in the High Castle
Score: 3.5
From 150 Ratings

The Man in the High Castle


  • Author : Philip K. Dick
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2012-01-24
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780547601205


The Man in the High Castle Book Description :

“The single most resonant and carefully imagined book of Dick’s career.” —New York Times It’s America in 1962. Slavery is legal once again. The few Jews who still survive hide under assumed names. In San Francisco, the I Ching is as common as the Yellow Pages. All because some twenty years earlier the United States lost a war—and is now occupied by Nazi Germany and Japan. This harrowing, Hugo Award–winning novel is the work that established Philip K. Dick as an innovator in science fiction while breaking the barrier between science fiction and the serious novel of ideas. In it Dick offers a haunting vision of history as a nightmare from which it may just be possible to wake. Winner of the Hugo Award...

Richard III

Richard III


  • Author : William Shakespeare
  • Publisher : WS
  • Release Date : 2018-06-13
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9782291040699


Richard III Book Description :

Richard III is a history play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in approximately 1591. The play is an unflattering depiction of the short reign of Richard III of England. While generally classified as a history, as grouped in the First Folio, the play is sometimes called a tragedy (as in the first quarto). It picks up the story from Henry VI, Part 3 and concludes the historical series that stretches back to Richard II....

The Glass Castle
Score: 4.5
From 151 Ratings

The Glass Castle


  • Author : Jeannette Walls
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2006-01-02
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781416544661


The Glass Castle Book Description :

Journalist Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary and their four children lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Rex was a charismatic, brilliant man who, when sober, captured his children's imagination, teaching them how to embrace life fearlessly. Rose Mary painted and wrote and couldn't stand the responsibility of providing for her family. When the money ran out, the Walls retreated to the dismal West Virginia mining town Rex had tried to escape. As the dysfunction escalated, the children had to fend for themselves, supporting one another as they found the resources and will to leave home. Yet Walls describes her parents w...

The Benefit of Hindsight

The Benefit of Hindsight


  • Author : Susan Hill
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2019-10-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781473563599


The Benefit of Hindsight Book Description :

In this, the tenth Simon Serrailler crime novel, Simon must engage with his own demons as Lafferton struggles to cope with a series of crimes that threaten the sanctity of hearth and home. On the face of it DC Simon Serrailler has had time to recuperate after the violent incident that cost him his arm, and nearly his life. He is back in harness at Lafferton CID, but is spending his spare time high up in the cathedral roof, making drawings of the medieval angels which are being restored. Lafferton is going through a quiet patch, so far as crime is concerned, until one rainy night two local men open their front door to a couple seeking shelter. A serious error of judgement in the investigation puts Simon’s reputation on the line and calls into questi...

The Tale of Despereaux
Score: 4
From 262 Ratings

The Tale of Despereaux


  • Author : Kate DiCamillo
  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
  • Release Date : 2009-09-08
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780763649432


The Tale of Despereaux Book Description :

A brave mouse, a covetous rat, a wishful serving girl, and a princess named Pea come together in Kate DiCamillo's Newbery Medal–winning tale. Welcome to the story of Despereaux Tilling, a mouse who is in love with music, stories, and a princess named Pea. It is also the story of a rat called Roscuro, who lives in the darkness and covets a world filled with light. And it is the story of Miggery Sow, a slow-witted serving girl who harbors a simple, impossible wish. These three characters are about to embark on a journey that will lead them down into a horrible dungeon, up into a glittering castle, and, ultimately, into each other's lives. What happens then? As Kate DiCamillo would say: Reader, it is your destiny to find out. With black-and-white illu...

If I m the King of My Castle  Then Why Am I Holding a Dirty Diaper

If I m the King of My Castle Then Why Am I Holding a Dirty Diaper


  • Author : PH.D., Norman Moore
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Release Date : 2015-06-18
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1511997273


If I m the King of My Castle Then Why Am I Holding a Dirty Diaper Book Description :

Norman Moore, PhD, has an intimate knowledge of dating, marriage, and raising children. Not because of his PhD, mind you-a doctorate in microbiology doesn't help with wedded bliss. But he is successfully married and has three children. If nothing else, he's no more confused than you. Men are indeed from Mars-it's the only way to explain how they have no clue about women. As for women, they know men all too well, an understanding that must be deeply depressing. And as for children, nobody understands them. With deep insight and cutting-edge research, Moore will teach you nothing you don't already know about the battle of the sexes and being a parent. In fact, you should probably pause before taking his advice (Mr. Moore's lawyer would like to take thi...

We Have Always Lived in the Castle
Score: 4
From 158 Ratings

We Have Always Lived in the Castle


  • Author : Shirley Jackson
  • Publisher : New Canadian Library
  • Release Date : 2016-01-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781551999524


We Have Always Lived in the Castle Book Description :

The final novel from one of the twentieth century’s greatest writers. Most of the Blackwoods are dead. They were poisoned by arsenic, and the suspected murderer – Constance Blackwood – still lives in their family estate. In fact, she never leaves. Nor does her Uncle Julian, who is confined to a wheelchair. The only person to leave the house is her sister, the third remaining Blackwood, Merricat, and even she keeps her visits to town to a minimum. The townsfolk don’t like the Blackwoods; understandable, when one of them could be a mass murderer. Constance, Merricat, and Julian maintain a semblance of a normal, if highly reclusive, life, aided – if Merricat is to be believed – by several magical wards and charm. But when one of these charms...