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“We make no charge for glass balls,” said the shopman politely. “We get them,”—he picked one out of his elbow as he spoke—“free.” When Gip and his father visit a magic shop on a quiet London street, they meet a very odd shopman who mixes fantasy with reality.
Hannah and her beautiful sister Agnes build an ants empire in the family garage. This summer adventure will lead them to fulfil their mother’s wet dream – to be in Oprah – for all the wrong reasons. A witty, funny story about rivalry between sisters and dangerous uncles.
“The Door in the Wall” is a truly legendary story – written in 1911, the story doubts the very idea of reality, the actual existence of things. Wells’ Green Door became a representation of anything beyond the visible reality, it’s penetrated popular culture and became a metaphor of something that is hidden or unknown. There are songs, shops and even pizzerias that perpetuate the Green Door. Read the source here.
Sonya’s grandmother only knows how to cook chicken but in her old age, still she is able to make heads spin. and but what about Sonya? When will she learn how to kiss? A cute coming of age story that takes place in Soviet Russia.
“The Sunday paper was a family thing at the Donaldson house. Mom and Dad dreamed it up as a weekly ceasefire in the war between me and my worst enemy on earth, that waste of bathroom tissue, my brother, Chase the Disgrace.” A rolicking, funny story on sibling relationships, role models and the Scottish phenomena – Hamish Mactavish.
“The war, The war – but which war? How much have I longed for liberation from it and to forget the day that it broke out.” His lover left him and now an exiled Iraqi man stops to think whether the war and his longings for his home town Basra are the reasons she left.