Before he wrote 'A Series of Unfortunate Events', Lemony Snicket asked all the wrong questions. Four to be exact. This is the account of the first question.In a fading town, far from anyone he knew or trusted, a young Lemony Snicket began his apprenticeship in an organization nobody knows about. He began asking questions that shouldn’t have been on his mind. Are you curious about what is happening in a seaside town that is no longer by the sea? Do you want to know more about a stolen item that wasn’t stolen at all?.In the tradition of great storytellers, from Dickens to Dahl, comes an exquisitely dark comedy that is both literary and irreverent. You’ll laugh only if you find humour in gothic and mysterious things involving detectives and crime solving.Lemony’s other literary outings in, ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ have sold 60 million copies worldwide and been made into a Hollywood film starring Jim Carrey. And in the future things are poised to get much worse, thanks to the forthcoming Netflix series starring Neil Patrick Harris. You have been warned.Have you read all four mysterious titles in the Wrong Questions series?‘Who Could That Be at the This Hour?’‘When Did You Last See Her?’‘Shouldn’t You Be in School?’‘Why is This Night Different from All Other Nights?’Author Lemony Snicket was born before you were and is likely to die before you as well. He was born in a small town where the inhabitants were suspicious and prone to riot. He grew up near the sea and currently lives beneath it. Until recently, he was living somewhere else. He is a broken man, wracked with misery and despair as a result of writing 'A Series of Unfortunate Events'. He spends his days wandering the countryside weeping and moaning and his evenings eating hastily-prepared meals.Artist Seth has portrayed suspicious circumstances and shady characters in much of his work. He is a multi-award-winning cartoonist, author and artist, whose works include Palookaville and Clyde Fans.
I heard the wind above me in the sails. I remember thinking, this is silly, you haven’t got your safety harness on, you haven’t got your lifejacket on. You shouldn’t be doing this … I was in the cold of the sea before I could even open my mouth to scream.Washed up on an island in the Pacific, Michael struggles to survive on his own. With no food and no water, he curls up to die. When he wakes, there is a plate beside him of fish, of fruit, and a bowl of fresh water. He is not alone …From the author of War Horse comes this tale of survival against all odds, set against the dramatic backdrop of the Pacific and recalling memories of the Second World War. This is a remarkable and unforgettable story.
You're a Bad Man, Mr. Gum was selected as a Tom Fletcher Book Club 2017 title.Shabba me whiskers! It’s that bestselling and award-winning first ever Mr Gum book by Andy Stanton. The Mr Gum books are only the craziest, funniest most best books for children in the whole wide world.Good evening. Mr Gum is a complete horror who hates children, animals, fun and corn on the cob. This book’s all about him. And an angry fairy who lives in his bathtub. And Jake the dog, and a little girl called Polly and an evil, stinky butcher all covered in guts. And there’s heroes and sweets and adventures and EVERYTHING.Perfect for fans of Roald Dahl and David Walliams.Have you collected all the well brilliant Mr Gum series?You're a Bad Man, Mr GumMr Gum and the Biscuit BillionaireMr Gum and the GoblinsMr Gum and the Power CrystalsMr Gum and the Dancing BearWhat's for Dinner, Mr Gum?Mr Gum and the Cherry TreeMr Gum and the Secret HideoutPraise for Mr Gum:‘Smooky palooki! This book is well brilliant!’ – Jeremy Strong‘Worryingly splendid’ – Guardian NOT FOR BORERS!Andy Stanton studied English at Oxford but they kicked him out. Before becoming a children’s writer he was a film script reader, a market researcher, an NHS lackey, a part-time sparrow and a grape. Today he is best-known for the hilarious and much-loved Mr Gum books, which are published in 34 countries worldwide in over 30 languages. The series has won numerous awards, including the inaugural Roald Dahl Funny Prize, the Red House Children’s Book Award and two Blue Peter Book Awards.
As joint owner of London’s most notorious gambling hall, The Underworld, Cole Hewitt spends his days surrounded by wealth – and looks every inch the debonair. But, unknown to most, he was born a bastard – and knows better than anyone the fine line between the elite and the slums.When he falls for the beautiful Lady Gemma Amberson, sister to the Duke of Kent, Cole knows that his past means he will never be considered worthy of her. But Cole has no intention of being cast aside again.But Cole’s attraction to Gemma hasn’t gone unnoticed – and there are those who wish to thwart his plans, for the darkest of reasons. Cole may be used to getting his own way. But the question is: how far will he go to get it?
www.DakotaCassidy.comSexy is as sexy does. And in Plum Orchard, sugar, it does! Emmeline Amos is sick of her ex saying she's boring and prissy. After all, she works for a phone-sex company! (As general manager, but still.) On a rare girls' night out, fueled by blender drinks and bravado, Em accepts a shocking dare–to handle a call herself. But it's tipsy Em who gets an earful from an irate single father on the other end of the line. Awkward.But not as awkward as discovering that same mad dad is Call Girls' gorgeous new programmer. Jax Hawthorne is still upset that his daughter called the «girlfriend store» on his behalf, but he can't deny he'd choose a hot-librarian type like Em if he were looking for love. Which he's not.Em wants to do more than just talk the talk. So she makes a bawdy bargain with Jax. They've both been burned before–this time, they'll keep it strictly physical. Except as soon as they settle on no strings attached, things start to get tangled….
Nadia Conrad has big dreams, and she's determined to make them come true.But between maintaining her college scholarship and working at the local day care to support herself, dating's the last thing on her mind. Then she moves into a new apartment and meets the taciturn yet irresistible guy in 1B…Daniel Tyler has grown up too fast. Becoming a single dad too young has turned his life upside down.Now, as he raises his four-year-old sonBut one night, Nadia's and Ty's paths cross, and soon they can't stay away from each other. The timing is all wrong-but love happens when it happens. And you can't know what you truly need until you stand to lose it…..Praise for Ann Aguirre'A tender, sweet, and sexy story about how life—and falling in love—can never be planned.'—Jennifer L. Armentrout, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Wait for You'I loved everything about this book… I just have two words: more please!'—New York Times bestselling author Cora Carmack on I Want It That Way
HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics.‘When I am king, they shall not have bread and shelter only, but also teachings out of books; for a full belly is little worth where the mind is starved, and the heart.’Set in 16th-Century England and following the lives of two young boys, The Prince and the Pauper is a classic and timeless tale. Tom Canty, the lowly pauper is almost identical in appearance to Edward Tudor, a prince. Unbeknownst to those around them, the boys strike up an unlikely friendship and soon realise that with their similar looks they could easily pass for one another.When the Prince’s father dies, some of the more underhand court officials persuade the pauper to act as the Prince in order to reap the benefits of the ‘mistake’ and there follows a tale of friendship and growing up in one of Mark Twain’s most infamous works.
Mendez’s Mistress Before Joe Mendez, Rachel was a single mum coping with a daughter, an irresponsible ex-husband and lonely nights. After Joe Mendez, Rachel’s life has been turned upside down! Joe’s charisma, darkly handsome good looks and searing brand of raw sexuality have brought her out of her shell – and into his bed! She’s his very willing mistress…but will she ever be his wife…?Bedded for the Italian’s PleasureDesperate for money, Juliet Hammond naively agrees to help out an old friend. But she may have made the biggest mistake of her life… Especially when Juliet meets broodingly handsome Italian Raphael Marchese. He’s like no man she’s ever met before and there is an instant and dangerous attraction between them…The Pregnancy AffairJoel Armstrong – her tall, dark and ruggedly handsome ex-husband – was the last person Olivia expected to see when she returned to her home village after many years’ absence. The searing desire that had once drawn them together still ate at both of them. But their desire had proved so dangerous before…
'You stole my son from me, Gia.'Now she’ll wear Di Fiore’s ring!Commanding Santo Di Fiore is stunned to see Giovanna Castiglione again. Her unexpected appearance at his luxurious party in the Bahamas leaves him craving answers. Why, after that one forbidden encounter, did she leave? But when Gia reveals the secret consequence Santo won’t let her go a second time. The Italian will claim his son—and Gia as his wife!