´Böll´s novel blows a stent in the human heart. . . It feels more necessary than ever.´ Anna Funder, from the introduction Twenty-four-year-old Andreas, a disillusioned German soldier, is travelling on a troop train to the Eastern Front when he has an awful premonition that he will die in exactly five days. As he hurtles towards his death, he reflects on the chaos around him - the naïve soldiers, the painfully thin girl who pours his coffee, the ruined countryside - with sudden, heart-breaking poignancy. Arriving in Poland the night before he is certain he will die, he meets Olina, a beautiful prostitute, and together they attempt to escape his fate... ´His work reaches the highest level of creative originality and stylistic perfection´ Daily Telegraph ´Boll combines a mammoth intelligence with a literary outlook that is masterful and unique´ Joseph Heller, author of Catch-22 ´My most-admired contemporary novelist´ John Ashbery ´From the moment I stepped on board the troop train with Private Andreas, concerns pertaining to my own world fell away completely. Holding this impelling book is tantamount to holding the young soldier´s fate in one´s hands. It is impossible to let go.´ Claire-Louise Bennett, author of Pond
The classic graphic novel. The first of Tintin´s black-and-white adventures. Sent on assignment to the Soviet Union, Tintin boards a train. . . but after an explosion, Tintin is blamed for the bombing, and he must make his way to the Soviet Union by stealth. Once there, he uncovers some shocking Bolshevik secrets.
Kenton a journalist travels to Nuremberg to investigate a top-level meeting, but he boards a train bound for Austria after a bad night of gambling. Stranded with no money, he decides to earn a fee helping a refugee smuggle securities. He soon discovers that the documents he holds have far more than cash value and that they could cost him his life.
Late on Christmas Eve, after the town has gone to sleep, a boy boards a mysterious train that waits for him: the Polar Express bound for the North Pole.´´Magical glowing double spread pictures . . . - Guardian´´Evocative, realist pastels and atmospheric text.´´ - Sunday Times´´A thrilling tale.´´ - Independent
Late one Christmas Eve, a boy boards a mysterious train that waits for him: the Polar Express bound for the North Pole. When he arrives, Santa offers him any gift he desires. The boy modestly asks for one bell from the reindeer´s harness. It turns out to be a very special gift, for only believers in Santa can hear it ring.
Late on Christmas Eve a boy boards a mysterious train that waits for him: the Polar Express, bound for the North Pole. When he arrives there, Santa offers him any gift he desires. The boy modestly asks for one bell from the reindeer´s harness. It turns out to be a very special gift, for only believers in Santa can hear it ring.
´I wouldn´t scream if I were you. Unless you want the whole world to learn about your husband and his mistress.´ Agatha Christie, in London to visit her literary agent, boards a train, preoccupied and flustered in the knowledge that her husband Archie is having an affair. She feels a light touch on her back, causing her to lose her balance, then a sense of someone pulling her to safety from the rush of the incoming train. So begins a terrifying sequence of events. Her rescuer is no guardian angel; rather, he is a blackmailer of the most insidious, manipulative kind. Agatha must use every ounce of her cleverness and resourcefulness to thwart an adversary determined to exploit her genius for murder to kill on his behalf.
In September 1871, a train leaves Manchester bound for London. On board is Lizzie Burns, a poor worker from the Irish slums, who is embarking on the journey that will change her forever. Sitting in the first-class carriage beside her lover, the wealthy mill-owner Frederick Engels, the vision of a life of peace and...
Two shaped board books from Petr Horácek are now available in dual Spanish-English editions ? perfect for little ones who love things that go. What could be more fun than an old-fashioned train ride? Off go the passengers, past the town, into the woods (shhh, shhh), over the bridge (clack, clack), into the tunnel (toot, toot), and back into the sunshine. Where is this train headed? Turn the shaped pages to find out!