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The Otherworlds of Liz Jensen - A Critical Reading (Hardcover): Helen E. Mundler The Otherworlds of Liz Jensen - A Critical Reading (Hardcover)
Helen E. Mundler
R1,399 Discovery Miles 13 990 Within 7 - 15 working days

Liz Jensen, a British author of eight novels, is among today's most innovative writers. Her literary thrillers occupy the terrain between realism and science fiction. This first study of Jensen centers on the very diverse "otherworlds" she creates in each of her novels, which can consist of an indeterminate space of ontological instability, a zone in which real and unreal converge to destabilize the realist text, as in Egg Dancing (1995) and The Ninth Life of Louis Drax (2004). In other novels the otherworld relies on defamiliarization: thus in War Crimes for the Home (2002) the experience of war is transformed by being seen from a woman's perspective. In still other cases, the otherworld spans the novel's entire topos, as in The Paper Eater (2000), the full-blown utopia at the center of Jensen's oeuvre. Jensen's work approaches contemporary social issues such as religious fundamentalism, ecological disaster, and assisted procreation. Simultaneously, it displays a number of characteristics of erudite fiction, including self-reflexivity, inter- and intratextual reference, parody, pastiche, and burlesque. Notwithstanding the "popular" elements of Jensen's work, Helen E. Mundler's study adopts a rigorously academic approach to it, referencing canonical works but also more innovative texts, particularly by contemporary women writers, as points of comparison. Helen E. Mundler is Senior Lecturer in English Studies at UPEC (Universite Paris-Est Creteil) with a research affiliation at the Universite Paris-X Nanterre-La Defense.

The Ninth Life of Louis Drax (Paperback, Media tie-in): Liz Jensen The Ninth Life of Louis Drax (Paperback, Media tie-in)
Liz Jensen 1
R190 R158 Discovery Miles 1 580 Save R32 (17%) Within 4 - 8 working days

NOW A MAJOR FILM STARRING JAMIE DORNAN AND AARON PAUL Nine-year-old Louis Drax is a problem child: bright, precocious, deceitful - and dangerously, disturbingly, disaster-prone. When he falls off a cliff into a ravine, the accident seems almost predestined. Louis miraculously survives - but the family has been shattered. Louis' father has vanished, his mother is paralysed by shock, and Louis lies in a deep coma from which he may never emerge. In a clinic in Provence, Dr Pascal Dannachet tries to coax Louis back to consciousness. But the boy defies medical logic, startling Dannachet out of his safe preconceptions, and drawing him inexorably into the dark heart of Louis' buried world. Only Louis holds the key to the mystery surrounding his fall - and he can't communicate. Or can he?

The Rapture (Paperback): Liz Jensen The Rapture (Paperback)
Liz Jensen 1
R170 R144 Discovery Miles 1 440 Save R26 (15%) Within 7 - 11 working days

In a merciless summer of biblical heat and destructive winds, Gabrielle Fox's main concern is a personal one: to rebuild her career as a psychologist after a shattering car accident. But when she is assigned Bethany Krall, one of the most dangerous teenagers in the country, she begins to fear she has made a terrible mistake. Raised on a diet of evangelistic hellfire, Bethany is violent, delusional, cruelly intuitive and insistent that she can foresee natural disasters - a claim which Gabrielle interprets as a symptom of doomsday delusion. But when catastrophes begin to occur on the very dates Bethany has predicted, and a brilliant, gentle physicist enters the equation, the apocalyptic puzzle intensifies and the stakes multiply. Is the self-proclaimed Nostradamus of the psych ward the ultimate manipulator, or could she be the harbinger of imminent global cataclysm on a scale never seen before? And what can love mean in 'interesting times'? A haunting story of human passion and burning faith set against an adventure of tectonic proportions, "The Rapture" is an electrifying psychological thriller that explores the dark extremes of mankind's self-destruction in a world on the brink.

The Uninvited (Paperback): Liz Jensen The Uninvited (Paperback)
Liz Jensen 1
R169 R143 Discovery Miles 1 430 Save R26 (15%) Within 7 - 11 working days

A seven-year-old girl puts a nail-gun to her grandmother's neck and fires. An isolated incident, say the experts. The experts are wrong. Across the world, children are killing their families. Is violence contagious? As chilling murders by children grip the country, anthropologist Hesketh Lock has his own mystery to solve: a bizarre scandal in the Taiwan timber industry. Hesketh has never been good at relationships: Asperger's Syndrome has seen to that. But he does have a talent for spotting behavioural patterns, and an outsider's fascination with group dynamics. Nothing obvious connects Hesketh's Southeast Asian case with the atrocities back home. Or with the increasingly odd behaviour of his beloved step-son, Freddy. But when Hesketh's Taiwan contact dies shockingly and more acts of sabotage and child violence sweep the globe, he is forced to acknowledge possibilities that defy the rational principles on which he has staked his life, his career and, most devastatingly of all, his role as a father. Part psychological thriller, part dystopian nightmare, The Uninvited is a powerful and viscerally unsettling portrait of apocalypse in embryo.

High Temperature Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells - Approaches, Status, and Perspectives (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016):... High Temperature Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells - Approaches, Status, and Perspectives (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016)
Qing-Feng Li, Hans Aage Hjuler, David Aili, Hans Oluf Jensen
R4,057 Discovery Miles 40 570 Within 7 - 15 working days

This book is a comprehensive review of high-temperature polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs). PEMFCs are the preferred fuel cells for a variety of applications such as automobiles, cogeneration of heat and power units, emergency power and portable electronics. The first 5 chapters of the book describe rationalization and illustration of approaches to high temperature PEM systems. Chapters 6 - 13 are devoted to fabrication, optimization and characterization of phosphoric acid-doped polybenzimidazole membranes, the very first electrolyte system that has demonstrated the concept of and motivated extensive research activity in the field. The last 11 chapters summarize the state-of-the-art of technological development of high temperature-PEMFCs based on acid doped PBI membranes including catalysts, electrodes, MEAs, bipolar plates, modelling, stacking, diagnostics and applications.

Database Systems for Advanced Applications - 19th International Conference, DASFAA 2014, Bali, Indonesia, April 21-24, 2014.... Database Systems for Advanced Applications - 19th International Conference, DASFAA 2014, Bali, Indonesia, April 21-24, 2014. Proceedings, Part II (Paperback, 2014 ed.)
Sourav S Bhowmick, Curtis Dyreson, Christian S. Jensen, Mong Li Lee, Agus Muliantara, …
R1,814 Discovery Miles 18 140 Within 7 - 15 working days

These two volumes set LNCS 8421 and LNCS 8422 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Database Systems for Advanced Applications, DASFAA 2014, held in Bali, Indonesia, in April 2014. The 62 revised full papers presented together with 1 extended abstract paper, 4 industrial papers, 6 demo presentations, 3 tutorials and 1 panel paper were carefully reviewed and selected from a total of 257 submissions. The papers cover the following topics: big data management, indexing and query processing, graph data management, spatio-temporal data management, database for emerging hardware, data mining, probabilistic and uncertain data management, web and social data management, security, privacy and trust, keyword search, data stream management and data quality.

Somatic Genome Manipulation - Advances, Methods, and Applications (Hardcover, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2015):... Somatic Genome Manipulation - Advances, Methods, and Applications (Hardcover, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2015)
Xiu-Qing Li, Danielle J. Donnelly, Thomas G Jensen
R2,777 R2,627 Discovery Miles 26 270 Save R150 (5%) Within 7 - 11 working days

Somatic genome manipulation is required when a sexual crossing approach cannot be used in breeding or genetic treatment of an individual organism. Examples can include gene- or cell-therapy of a person to correct disease, genetic improvement of vegetatively propagated plants, and genetic replacement of cytoplasm without significantly modifying the nuclear genome. The advantage of somatic genome manipulation is maintenance of the general genotype while correcting one or more traits. Somatic genome manipulation is also an option for genetic improvement of sexually propagated plants in polyploidy breeding or in overcoming issues of sexual incompatibility. Recent novel technologies in somatic genome manipulation are developing quickly but much of this literature is fragmented and difficult or inconvenient to access. This book represents the first attempt to assemble updated reviews, detailed protocols, and their applications in all fields in which somatic genome manipulation has thrived. This is a truely one-of-a-kind work that brings together the most important and relevant advances in somatic genome manipulation in plants, algae, microorganisms, humans and animals, and demonstrates where the science interacts and where it diverges. The chapters are written by experts on the topic with ready-to-use protocols that were originally developed or adapted from the literature in their laboratories. We expect that this book will be useful for students, researchers, and teachers in both plant and animal research as a resource for the latest information on somatic genome manipulation and for its useful laboratory methods.

Web and Big Data - First International Joint Conference, APWeb-WAIM 2017, Beijing, China, July 7-9, 2017, Proceedings, Part II... Web and Big Data - First International Joint Conference, APWeb-WAIM 2017, Beijing, China, July 7-9, 2017, Proceedings, Part II (Paperback, 1st ed. 2017)
Lei Chen, Christian S. Jensen, Cyrus Shahabi, Xiaochun Yang, Xiang Lian
R1,323 Discovery Miles 13 230 Within 7 - 15 working days

This two -volume set, LNCS 10366 and 10367, constitutes the thoroughly refereed proceedings of the First International Joint Conference, APWeb-WAIM 2017, held in Beijing, China in July 2017. The 44 full papers presented together with 32 short papers and 10 demonstrations papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 240 submissions. The papers are organized around the following topics: spatial data processing and data quality; graph data processing; data mining, privacy and semantic analysis; text and log data management; social networks; data mining and data streams; query processing; topic modeling; machine learning; recommendation systems; distributed data processing and applications; machine learning and optimization.

Web and Big Data - First International Joint Conference, APWeb-WAIM 2017, Beijing, China, July 7-9, 2017, Proceedings, Part I... Web and Big Data - First International Joint Conference, APWeb-WAIM 2017, Beijing, China, July 7-9, 2017, Proceedings, Part I (Paperback, 1st ed. 2017)
Lei Chen, Christian S. Jensen, Cyrus Shahabi, Xiaochun Yang, Xiang Lian
R1,823 Discovery Miles 18 230 Within 7 - 15 working days

This two -volume set, LNCS 10366 and 10367, constitutes the thoroughly refereed proceedings of the First International Joint Conference, APWeb-WAIM 2017, held in Beijing, China in July 2017. The 44 full papers presented together with 32 short papers and 10 demonstrations papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 240 submissions. The papers are organized around the following topics: spatial data processing and data quality; graph data processing; data mining, privacy and semantic analysis; text and log data management; social networks; data mining and data streams; query processing; topic modeling; machine learning; recommendation systems; distributed data processing and applications; machine learning and optimization.

Database Systems for Advanced Applications - 19th International Conference, DASFAA 2014, Bali, Indonesia, April 21-24, 2014.... Database Systems for Advanced Applications - 19th International Conference, DASFAA 2014, Bali, Indonesia, April 21-24, 2014. Proceedings, Part I (Paperback, 2014 ed.)
Sourav S Bhowmick, Curtis Dyreson, Christian S. Jensen, Mong Li Lee, Agus Muliantara, …
R1,810 Discovery Miles 18 100 Within 7 - 15 working days

These two volumes set LNCS 8421 and LNCS 8422 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Database Systems for Advanced Applications, DASFAA 2014, held in Bali, Indonesia, in April 2014. The 62 revised full papers presented together with 1 extended abstract paper, 4 industrial papers, 6 demo presentations, 3 tutorials and 1 panel paper were carefully reviewed and selected from a total of 257 submissions. The papers cover the following topics: big data management, indexing and query processing, graph data management, spatio-temporal data management, database for emerging hardware, data mining, probabilistic and uncertain data management, web and social data management, security, privacy and trust, keyword search, data stream management and data quality.

Hydrides - Fundamentals and Applications (Hardcover, 1. 2017 Ed.): Craig M. Jensen, Etsuo Akiba, Hai-Wen Li Hydrides - Fundamentals and Applications (Hardcover, 1. 2017 Ed.)
Craig M. Jensen, Etsuo Akiba, Hai-Wen Li
R671 R539 Discovery Miles 5 390 Save R132 (20%) Within 7 - 15 working days
Somatic Genome Manipulation - Advances, Methods, and Applications (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2015):... Somatic Genome Manipulation - Advances, Methods, and Applications (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2015)
Xiu-Qing Li, Danielle J. Donnelly, Thomas G Jensen
R2,586 Discovery Miles 25 860 Within 7 - 15 working days

Somatic genome manipulation is required when a sexual crossing approach cannot be used in breeding or genetic treatment of an individual organism. Examples can include gene- or cell-therapy of a person to correct disease, genetic improvement of vegetatively propagated plants, and genetic replacement of cytoplasm without significantly modifying the nuclear genome. The advantage of somatic genome manipulation is maintenance of the general genotype while correcting one or more traits. Somatic genome manipulation is also an option for genetic improvement of sexually propagated plants in polyploidy breeding or in overcoming issues of sexual incompatibility. Recent novel technologies in somatic genome manipulation are developing quickly but much of this literature is fragmented and difficult or inconvenient to access. This book represents the first attempt to assemble updated reviews, detailed protocols, and their applications in all fields in which somatic genome manipulation has thrived. This is a truely one-of-a-kind work that brings together the most important and relevant advances in somatic genome manipulation in plants, algae, microorganisms, humans and animals, and demonstrates where the science interacts and where it diverges. The chapters are written by experts on the topic with ready-to-use protocols that were originally developed or adapted from the literature in their laboratories. We expect that this book will be useful for students, researchers, and teachers in both plant and animal research as a resource for the latest information on somatic genome manipulation and for its useful laboratory methods.

Ark Baby (Paperback): Liz Jensen Ark Baby (Paperback)
Liz Jensen
R170 R144 Discovery Miles 1 440 Save R26 (15%) Within 7 - 11 working days

Since the year all British women became infertile, Bobby Sullivan's London veterinary clinic has been packed with primate 'children' and, speaking as an alpha male, he's sick to death of them. Hoping to reincarnate himself, he moves north, but finds there is no escape from the Darwinian imperative - or from the sexual pull of the luscious twins Rose and Blanche. As the legacy of the girls' ancestor, Victorian freak Tobias Phelps, begins to connect with a century of history, religion, and evolutionary theory, new hope looms for the nation's future.

The Uninvited (Hardcover): Liz Jensen The Uninvited (Hardcover)
Liz Jensen
R370 Discovery Miles 3 700 Special order

A seven-year-old girl puts a nail gun to her grandmother's neck and fires. An isolated incident, say the experts. The experts are wrong. Across the world, children are killing their families. Is violence contagious? As chilling murders by children grip the country, anthropologist Hesketh Lock has his own mystery to solve: a bizarre scandal in the Taiwan timber industry. Hesketh has never been good at relationships: Asperger's Syndrome has seen to that. But he does have a talent for spotting behavioral patterns and an outsider's fascination with group dynamics. Nothing obvious connects Hesketh's Asian case with the atrocities back home. Or with the increasingly odd behavior of his beloved stepson, Freddy. But when Hesketh's Taiwan contact dies shockingly and more acts of sabotage and child violence sweep the globe, he is forced to acknowledge possibilities that defy the rational principles on which he has staked his life, his career, and, most devastatingly of all, his role as a father. Part psychological thriller, part dystopian nightmare, "The Uninvited" is a powerful and viscerally unsettling portrait of apocalypse in embryo.

War Crimes for the Home (Paperback): Liz Jensen War Crimes for the Home (Paperback)
Liz Jensen 2
R187 R158 Discovery Miles 1 580 Save R29 (16%) Special order

Longlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction.
When Gloria met Ron, he was an American pilot and she was working in a munitions factory during the blitz. She did all sorts of things she wouldn't normally do. But 50 years on in her old folk's home, it's payback time and Gloria is forced to remember the real truth about herself and Ron.

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Natural Ventilation for Infection Control in Health Care Settings (Paperback): J. Atkinson, Y. Chartier, C L Pessoa-Silva, P.... Natural Ventilation for Infection Control in Health Care Settings (Paperback)
J. Atkinson, Y. Chartier, C L Pessoa-Silva, P. Jensen, W H Seto, …
R653 Discovery Miles 6 530 Special order

In this new guideline, natural ventilation is considered for the first time among the effective measures to control infections in health care. Such a recommendation from WHO demonstrates a growing recognition of the role of ventilation and natural ventilation for infection control.Previous guidelines demonstrated that further study was required in areas such as minimum requirements for natural ventilation and design, construction, operation and maintenance for effective natural ventilation systems for infection control.Over the past two years, a multidisciplinary team of engineers, architects, infection control experts and microbiologists has been working to produce this WHO guideline providing a design and operation guide for hospital planners, engineers, architects and infection-control personnel. The recommendations in this WHO guideline followed a systematic review of the literature on the association of ventilation and disease transmission, as well as effective natural ventilation solutions for infection control.

The Rapture (Paperback): Liz Jensen The Rapture (Paperback)
Liz Jensen
R238 R187 Discovery Miles 1 870 Save R51 (21%) Special order

An electrifying story of science, faith, love, and self-destruction in a world on the brink.
It is a June unlike any other before, with temperatures soaring to asphyxiating heights. All across the world, freak weather patterns--and the life-shattering catastrophes they entail--have become the norm. The twenty-first century has entered a new phase.
But Gabrielle Fox's main concern is a personal one: to rebuild her life after a devastating car accident that has left her disconnected from the world, a prisoner of her own guilt and grief. Determined to make a fresh start, and shake off memories of her wrecked past, she leaves London for a temporary posting as an art therapist at Oxsmith Adolescent Secure Psychiatric Hospital, home to one hundred of the most dangerous children in the country. Among them: the teenage killer Bethany Krall.
Despite two years of therapy, Bethany is in no way rehabilitated and remains militantly nonchalant about the bloody, brutal death she inflicted on her mother. Raised in evangelistic hellfire, the teenager is violent, caustic, unruly, and cruelly intuitive. She is also insistent that her electroshock treatments enable her to foresee natural disasters--a claim which Gabrielle interprets as a symptom of doomsday delusion.
But as Gabrielle delves further into Bethany's psyche, she begins to note alarming parallels between her patient's paranoid disaster fantasies and actual incidents of geological and meteorological upheaval--coincidences her professionalism tells her to ignore but that her heart cannot. When a brilliant physicist enters the equation, the disruptive tension mounts--and the stakes multiply. Is the self-proclaimed Nostradamus of the psych ward the ultimate manipulator or a harbinger of global disaster on a scale never seen before? Where does science end and faith begin? And what can love mean in "interesting times"?
With gothic intensity, Liz Jensen conjures the increasingly unnerving relationship between the traumatized therapist and her fascinating, deeply calculating patient. As Bethany's warnings continue to prove accurate beyond fluke and she begins to offer scientifically precise hints of a final, world-altering cataclysm, Gabrielle is confronted with a series of devastating choices in a world in which belief has become as precious - and as murderous--as life itself.

The Rapture (CD, Unabridged): Liz Jensen The Rapture (CD, Unabridged)
Liz Jensen; Read by Linda Fisher
R514 R416 Discovery Miles 4 160 Save R98 (19%) Special order

This is an electrifying psychological thriller. In a merciless summer of biblical heat and destructive winds, Gabrielle Fox's main concern is to rebuild her career as a psychologist after a shattering car accident. But when she is assigned a patient who is the most dangerous teenager in the country, she begins to fear she has made a terrible mistake...This recording is unabridged. Typically abridged audiobooks are not more than 60 per cent of the author's work and as low as 30 per cent with characters and plotlines removed.

Utilisation de la Ventilation Naturelle Pour Lutter Contre les Infections En Milieu de Soins (French, Paperback): J. Atkinson,... Utilisation de la Ventilation Naturelle Pour Lutter Contre les Infections En Milieu de Soins (French, Paperback)
J. Atkinson, Y. Chartier, C L Pessoa-Silva, P. Jensen, Y. Li, …
R615 Discovery Miles 6 150 Special order

Une ventilation bien concue peut reduire la transmission d'infections en milieu de soins, et la ventilation naturelle constitue parfois une mesure environnementale efficace pour faire obstacle a la propagation d'infections. Lorsque l'environnement s'y prete, la ventilation naturelle peut etre la solution retenue pour reduire les risques infectieux dans le secteur de la sante.Apres une definition de la ventilation et de la ventilation naturelle, le present guide analyse les exigences auxquelles doit satisfaire la ventilation naturelle dans le contexte de la lutte contre les infections, et expose les principes generaux de conception, de construction, d'exploitation et de maintenance applicables pour que les systemes de ventilation naturelle soient un instrument efficace de lutte contre l'infection dans les etablissements de soins.Ce guide s'adresse aux praticiens et aux soignants charges de la lutte contre l'infection, ainsi qu'aux professionnels de sante, ingenieurs et architectes intervenant dans le domaine de la reduction des risques biologiques au sein des structures de sante."

The Uninvited (Paperback): Liz Jensen The Uninvited (Paperback)
Liz Jensen
R242 R186 Discovery Miles 1 860 Save R56 (23%) Special order

A seven-year-old girl puts a nail gun to her grandmother's neck and fires. An isolated incident, say the experts. The experts are wrong. Across the world, children are killing their families. Is violence contagious? As chilling murders by children grip the country, anthropologist Hesketh Lock has his own mystery to solve: a bizarre scandal in the Taiwan timber industry.

Hesketh has never been good at relationships: Asperger's Syndrome has seen to that. But he does have a talent for spotting behavioral patterns and an outsider's fascination with group dynamics. Nothing obvious connects Hesketh's Asian case with the atrocities back home. Or with the increasingly odd behavior of his beloved stepson, Freddy. But when Hesketh's Taiwan contact dies shockingly and more acts of sabotage and child violence sweep the globe, he is forced to acknowledge possibilities that defy the rational principles on which he has staked his life, his career, and, most devastatingly of all, his role as a father.

Part psychological thriller, part dystopian nightmare, "The Uninvited" is a powerful and viscerally unsettling portrait of apocalypse in embryo.

Politics and Foreign Direct Investment (Paperback): Nathan M. Jensen, Glen Biglaiser, Quan Li, Edmund Malesky, Pablo M. Pinto,... Politics and Foreign Direct Investment (Paperback)
Nathan M. Jensen, Glen Biglaiser, Quan Li, Edmund Malesky, Pablo M. Pinto, …
R692 Discovery Miles 6 920 Special order
Politics and Foreign Direct Investment (Hardcover, New): Nathan M. Jensen, Glen Biglaiser, Quan Li, Edmund Malesky, Pablo M.... Politics and Foreign Direct Investment (Hardcover, New)
Nathan M. Jensen, Glen Biglaiser, Quan Li, Edmund Malesky, Pablo M. Pinto, …
R1,440 Discovery Miles 14 400 Special order

For decades, free trade was advocated as the vehicle for peace, prosperity, and democracy in an increasingly globalized market. More recently, the proliferation of foreign direct investment has raised questions about its impact upon local economies and politics. Here, seven scholars bring together their wide-ranging expertise to investigate the factors that determine the attractiveness of a locale to investors and the extent of their political power. Multinational corporations prefer to invest where legal and political institutions support the rule of law, protections for property rights, and democratic processes. Corporate influence on local institutions, in turn, depends upon the relative power of other players and the types of policies at issue.

Egg Dancing (Paperback, New edition): Liz Jensen Egg Dancing (Paperback, New edition)
Liz Jensen
R167 R142 Discovery Miles 1 420 Save R25 (15%) Special order

With only a schizophrenic mother and a militantly hostile sister for backup, Hazel Sugden, food-splattered mum and queen of low self-esteem, is palpably unfit to save the future of mankind as we know it. But, when embryology, psychiatry and religion clash over the miracle designer drug Genetic Choice, the dysfunctional trio are propelled into action with explosively comic results.

The Paper Eater (Paperback, New edition): Liz Jensen The Paper Eater (Paperback, New edition)
Liz Jensen
R166 R140 Discovery Miles 1 400 Save R26 (16%) Special order

This title welcomes us to the island paradise where utopianism and human greed are set to collide - with catastrophic results. The whole world is beginning to fall in love with Atlantica. Miles from anywhere, the man-made island is a true twenty-first century vision. With a thriving economy based on global waste disposal and an infrastructure run by advanced software, politician-free Atlantica is the envy of other nations and a consumer paradise. But, even Utopia has its outcasts. Meet Harvey Kidd, petty criminal, papier mache craftsman, forlorn lover and holder of an explosive secret. Is the system about to discover that it spat out its most difficult customer too soon?

My Dirty Little Book of Stolen Time (Paperback, New edition): Liz Jensen My Dirty Little Book of Stolen Time (Paperback, New edition)
Liz Jensen 2
R169 R143 Discovery Miles 1 430 Save R26 (15%) Special order

In fin-de-siecle Copenhagen, part-time prostitute Charlotte and her lumpen sidekick, Fru Schleswig, have taken on jobs as cleaning ladies of dubious talent to tide them over the harsh winter of 1897. But the home of their neurotic new employer, the widow Krak, soon reveals itself to be riddled with dark secrets - including the existence of a demonic machine rumoured to swallow people alive. Rudely catapulted into twenty-first-century London, the hapless duo discover a whole new world of glass, labour-saving devices and hectic, impossible romance.

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