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1. Opportunity (Large Print 16pt) - Charlotte Grimshaw

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A prize - winning and innovative collection of connected short stories. ''You could look back after a long time and ask, who wanted what from whom?'' A man confronts death after an operation, a devout Christian encounters a man who hurt her long ago, a secretary uncovers her boss's secret shame. And in a house in Auckland an elderly woman is writing the last book of her life, one which, she says, contains all of her crimes. How are the characters connected and who is writing the stories? Each of these astute stories is an inspection of motive, rich in vivid insight into a diverse range of lives. Together, they form a unified whole. Opportunity is a book about storytelling, about generosity and opportunism; above all it is a celebration of the subtleties of human impulses, of what Katherine Mansfield called the LIFE of life.

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2. Carrots and Jaffas A Novel (Large Print 16pt) - Howard Goldenberg

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Carrots and Jaffas  tells the story of two red - headed identical twins whose oneness is ruptured when one of them is kidnapped. Their startling intimacy is both a strength and a fault line in their being, and once separated, their individuality emerges. In the course of this exhilarating domestic tale set in Melbourne and the Flinders Ranges, the reader encounters the twins' parents - emotional, scripture - quoting Luisa and calm Bernard - as well as two remarkable storytellers, Doc, an eccentric outback doctor and Greta, an Aboriginal elder. Trauma is followed by recovery through the unexpected agency of story and 'country' (in the Australian Aboriginal meaning of that term).

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3. Snow White - Jacob Ludwig Carl GrimmWilhelm GrimmBrothers Grimm

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Folk tales about a poor girl and her stepmother envious of her beauty existed in many countries of Europe, but it is the tale of Snow White recorded by the brothers Grimm that became the most famous one and inspired many retellings in literature and adaptations in film and television. This edition features beautiful illustrations created in 1905 by Franz Juttner, a German painter, caricaturist, and book illustrator.

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4. The Sweet Charm of Distance (Large Print) - Jared Glovsky

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20pt Large Print Edition! When they meet on New Year's Eve, 1979, Jacqueline Purcell and Dalton Novak are both at a crossroads in their lives. She's an idealistic college student about to graduate and looking to save the world at her husband's side; he's a brooding "townie" hoping to become a writer, but anxiously watching the years slip past. They become fast friends, an unlikely pair in a precipitous time. But left unchecked, their friendship evolves into a potent attraction. Vulnerabilities are revealed, boundaries are crossed, choices are made, and what quickly becomes a secret love affair can't help but come to an equally abrupt and unpleasant end. When they meet again thirty years later, they are still standing at crossroads. Dalton has become a writer of some success, but is struggling to cope with the shock of losing his wife, and the realization that wealth and fame are no panacea for turning sixty and facing something so impossible as his own mortality. Jacqueline is divorced and completely disillusioned with her chosen path. Any remnants of the idealism she once cherished have long since dried up and blown away. Now, in the autumn of their years, they recall the spring of 1980. Beside a secluded New Hampshire lake, they discover each other again, seeking to reconcile their past with what remains of the future, but wondering if their love is worth pursuing, or even possible, in a world that bears little resemblance to what they or their generation once knew, or could ever have imagined.

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5. The Convenient Bride (Large Print 16pt) - Jennifer St George

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Sienna De Luca will do anything to save her family's hotel, and ruthless Italian businessman Antonio Moretti knows it. With problems of his own, he proposes a marriage of convenience and plans to use Sienna to secure his next business deal. But things don't go quite according to plan. In keeping with her part of the bargain, Sienna travels to Venice to be with Antonio, who introduces her to a life of great luxury and opulence. As befits the fianc e of the famous Antonio Moretti, Sienna is given a new wardrobe of designer gowns and outfits and instructed exactly how to behave when out in public. But after thinking he can manipulate her at his will, Antonio begins to realise he has seriously underestimated Sienna, her intelligence, her skills, her courage - and her beauty. Unexpectedly, Sienna gets too close and when she discovers his dark secret, Antonio's perfectly planned life begins to unravel. The Convenient Bride is a fabulous romance set in a world of great beauty and luxury, portrayed in picture - perfect detail. Two opposing souls strike up a partnership in a deal that has overlooked one important detail - that it involves a woman who knows her mind and her heart.

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6. The Mysterious Times of Izzy and the Dandelion Clock - John M Green

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When Izzy woke up that morning it seemed as if it was going to be another boring day. But life is full of surprises, and when Izzy takes a dandelion from a field and blows on its fluffy, white seeds to see if it will tell her the time, she gets a lot more than she bargained for, in an adventure that takes her to all corners of the globe.

A children’s book with a message: “ Time is for spending… morals are for learning”

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7. The Silver Box (First Series Plays) - John Sir Galsworthy

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This classic large print title is printed in 16 point Tiresias font as recommended by the Royal National Institute for the Blind

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8. Five Tales - John Sir Galsworthy

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This large print title is set in Tieras 16pt font as reccomended by the RNIB.

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9. The Burning Spear - John Sir Galsworthy

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This large print title is set in Tieras 16pt font as reccomended by the RNIB.

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10. Indian Summer of a Forsyte, and in Chancery Forsyte Saga Vol 2 - John Sir Galsworthy

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This large print title is set in Tieras 16pt font as reccomended by the RNIB.

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11. Spend Game The Lovejoy Murder Mysteries (Large Print 16pt) - Jonathan Gash

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When Lovejoy witnesses a car crash that turns out to be a murder - with one of his oldest antique - dealer friends the victim - he sets out on a trail of revenge that leaves him pondering several bewildering questions. Why did his friend buy up a load of junk furniture? What did he want with an old doctor's bag? Why was his friend killed? Who was trying to kill Lovejoy and - most perplexing of all - what the hell is he doing potholing through underground tunnels dodging armed hit men?

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12. The Grail Tree The Lovejoy Murder Mysteries (Large Print 16pt) - Jonathan Gash

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Lovejoy has heard of more nutters who have claimed to be in possession of the one, true Holy Grail than he has had hot dinners. He's not too impressed with the eccentric clergyman making the latest claim - especially when the good vicar turns out to be one of the finest forgers Lovejoy has ever met. But when the vicar and his lady companion end up dead it becomes clear that someone else is after the old man's artefact. To solve the mystery and protect a precious piece of history, Lovejoy puts his life on the line and acquires a surprising new partner...

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13. Gold from Gemini The Lovejoy Murder Mysteries (Large Print 16pt) - Jonathan Gash

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Lovejoy discovers how the lure of gold brings out the worst kind of treasure seeker when, broke as usual and earning a crust as an unlikely babysitter, he stumbles across the diaries of a painter that appear to point to the whereabouts of a fabled hoard of Roman gold coins. Lovejoy is tempted to dismiss the whole thing as a hoax, but vile threats and violent intimidation have a way of changing his mind. He sets out to unravel the clues in the diaries, with some particularly nasty characters dogging his every move.

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14. The Judas Pair The Lovejoy Murder Mysteries (Large Print 16pt) - Jonathan Gash

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 Every antique dealer is a bit of a detective, following clues to find the trophies that pay the rent, but when Lovejoy takes on the job of tracking down a pair of duelling pistols so rare that he's not even sure actually exist, he needs all the instincts of a detective to pick his way through an unsolved crime. Along the way, he becomes convinced that the weapons do exist but that they have fallen into the hands of a vile murderer. Locating the ancient weapons seems like the least of his problems when Lovejoy then finds himself fighting for his life in a duel to the death!

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15. Joshua - Joseph F Girzone

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16. Gods and Fighting Men (Large Print) - Lady I. A. Gregory

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17. Frente Al Espejo de Olorun - Luis Gonzalez Crus

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Con Frente al espejo de Olorún -novela aparecida tras la publicación de El arco iris de Olorún y Las nalgas de Olorún- se completa esta obra tripartita, compendio de la vida misma, sujeta a los inevitables cambios que le otorgan su carácter esencial. Un tono humorístico prevalece en esta obra, cuyo protagonista, Francisco Binerfa, sufre vicisitudes que en su demencia atribuye al destino que le trazan sus dioses tutelares, aunque en definitiva lo forje él mismo con su conducta. La santera Bruna y el Dios Supremo Olorún le van tendiendo trampas o le ofrecen enigmáticas soluciones a los problemas existenciales que lo acosan. Una sucesión de eventos, en cierta medida inverosímiles, compone la saga de Francisco, quien choca -al igual que otros héroes semejantes (Tirante el Blanco, Orlando Furioso, el mismo Don Quijote)- con la realidad / fantasía de su entorno. El recorrido que realiza el personaje es símbolo de nuestro propio viaje que, después de muchas vueltas, regresa siempre al punto de partida. -Julio Matas

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18. Hot Spots Why Some Teams, Workplaces, and Organization Buzz with Energy-And Others Dont's (Large Print 16pt) - Lynda Gratton

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You always know when you are in a Hot Spot. You feel energized and vibrantly alive. Your brain is buzzing with ideas, and the people around you share your joy and excitement. Things you've always known become clearer, adding value becomes more possible. Ideas and insights from others miraculously combine with your own to create new thinking and innovation. When Hot Spots arise in and between companies, they provide energy for exploiting and applying knowledge that is already known and genuinely exploring what was previously unknown. Hot Spots are marvelous creators of value for organizations and wonderful, life-enhancing phenomena for each of us. Lynda Gratton has spent more than ten years investigating Hot Spots--discovering how they emerge and how organizations can create environments where they will proliferate and thrive. She has studied dozens of companies and talked to hundreds of employees, managers, and executives in the US, Europe, and Asia. She has asked the important questions: Why and when do Hot Spots emerge? What is it about certain groups of people that support the emergence of Hot Spots? What role do leaders play? She's discovered a host of elements that together contribute to the emergence of Hot Spots--creating energy and excitement, and supporting and channeling that energy into productive outcomes. In this groundbreaking book, Gratton describes four crucial qualities that an organizational culture must have to support the emergence of Hot Spots, looks at what leaders can do to encourage them, and offers activities and tools you can use in your own company to increase the probability of them arising. In these days when traditional organizational boundaries are becoming barriers to progress, Gratton offers advice and guidance that you can use right now to increase the probability of Hot Spots emerging in your organization.

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19. La Rana del Rectorado - Manuel Garcia-Linares

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LA RANA DEL RECTORADO es una narración de sus experiencias como estudiante en la Facultad de Medicina de la Universidad de Salamanca y que refleja la de muchos de sus compañeros de curso en la facultad de Medicina de la Universidad de La Habana. Gracias a España, que les abrió las puertas de sus universidades, pudieron completar sus estudios, interrumpidos cuando partieron al exilio tras la llegada del comunismo a Cuba. El autor narra, con humor y fidelidad, las aventuras que vivieron él, su esposa y compañeros, para poder terminar sus estudios, la vida en Salamanca y en España. Un relato agradable y una experiencia que puede servir a muchos para enfrentar las dificultades y lograr el éxito y la felicidad.

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20. Mother - Maxim Gorky

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