Erscheinungsdatum: 09.07.2012, Medium: Buch, Einband: Gebunden, Titel: Leaving a Legacy, Titelzusatz: Navigating Family Businesses Succession, Autor: Bentall, David C., Verlag: Castle Quay Books, Sprache: Englisch, Schlagworte: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS // Decision-Making & Problem Solving, Rubrik: Wirtschaft // Management, Seiten: 336, Informationen: HC gerader Rücken kaschiert, Gewicht: 640 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
A castle is destroyed in 597 AD and 40 survivors flee to an isolated village in the forest of southwest Wessex. They hide under threat of death for seven years until a girl, affectionately nicknamed Princess, rescues a boy left to die on the side of a road and their lives change forever. Princess has spent seven of her thirteen years hiding as a refugee with a small group of her family and friends. Rescuing the boy, Cynegils, and hearing his stories about the world outside has ignited her desire to experience it. But her village has a secret that will destroy them all if it is ever discovered. The two fall in love as Cynegils is nursed back to health through the spring. By the time he is strong enough for the dangerous journey home, Princess has learned an even darker secret about her family and faces an ultimate decision: Should she leave to see the world and marry the first boy she’s ever loved? Princess will never see her family or home again if she leaves and will always carry the burden of a secret she can never tell anyone - even Cynegils. But she loses her only chance for love if she stays. Life is tough enough when you're 13. Making a decision like this while facing starvation, marauding wolf packs, tyrannical kings, and invading armies makes it seem almost impossible. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gregory Cholmondeley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/106647/bk_acx0_106647_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The fate of a new nation rests in the hands of a reluctant warrior in this thrilling sixth volume in the acclaimed New York Times best-selling Saxon Tales series. As the ninth century wanes, Alfred the Great lies dying, his dream of a unified England in danger and his kingdom on the brink of chaos. While his son, Edward, has been named his successor, there are other Saxon claimants to the throne - as well as ambitious pagan Vikings to the north. Uhtred, the Saxon-born, Viking-raised warrior, whose life seems to shadow the making of England itself, is torn between his vows to Alfred and his desire to reclaim his long-lost ancestral lands and castle in the north. As the king’s warrior, he is duty-bound, but Alfred’s reign is nearing its end, and Uhtred has sworn no oath to the crown prince. Despite his long years of service, Uhtred is still loath to commit to the old king’s Saxon cause of a united and Christian England. Now he must make a momentous decision, one that will forever transform his life... and the course of history: take up arms - and Alfred’s mantle - or lay down his sword and allow the dream of a unified kingdom to fall into oblivion. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen Perring. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/002730/bk_harp_002730_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A summer by the seashore turns into a fantastical adventure for Tess and Max in this magical tale filled with excitement, acrobatics, hypnosis, and wonder.Tess and Max are back in England for another summer with their Aunt Evie - this time by the seashore in South Devon. And they're incredibly excited about the travelling carnival that's come to town. There are rides, games, acrobats, The House of Mirrors - and even a psychic, with a beautiful wagon all her own.In a visit to the psychic's wagon, while Tess is being hypnotized, the wagon seems to move. Before Tess can shake herself out of the hypnosis, before Max can do anything, they seem to be travelling - along with the rest of the carnival - too quickly for the two of them to jump out. But where are they going and what awaits them? Will they be caught in a world different from their own? And do the Baranova twins, acrobats who miss their sister almost as much as Tess and Max miss their family, hold the keys to the mystery?Internationally bestselling author Amy Ephron returns with a companion novel to The Castle in the Mist and creates a magical tale filled with adventure, mystery, fantasy, family, and fun.Praise for Carnival Magic:"[Carnival Magic is] a softer otherworldly take on childhood mystery, reminiscent of classics like A Secret Garden...[it] is in itself an escape. Tess especially follows in that lineage of strong, intelligent female characters - a sort of Lucy Pevensie/Hermione Granger hybrid who is a leader, who believes in magic." (Teen Vogue)"Amy Ephron has always been a magical storyteller.... In Carnival Magic, the companion book to Ephron’s successful The Castle in the Mist...Tess and Max are teaching children and their parents about the power of thoughtful decision-making, loyalty, and self-confidence. Life lessons and carnival rides . . . the perfect beach read for all ag 1. Language: English. Narrator: Laraine Newman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/003054/bk_lili_003054_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
After the death of her great-uncle, orphan Lady Rosanna Donnington was overwhelmed to learn he had left her his vast fortune. It was then her life changed and she became the target of unscrupulous fortune hunters. But she was determined to marry only for love. When the loutish Sir Walter Fenwick insisted she marry him, Rosanna decided enough was enough. She fled London and journeyed to Donnington Hall, her new country estate. She had heard that the Earl of Melton, whose estate bordered her own, desperately needed a nurse, having injured his leg in a riding accident. She had encoutered him fleetingly on her flight from London, when he had been very ill. Making a shock decision, Rosanna decided to apply for the job as his nurse, know she could hide at Melton Castle under a false name. What would happen when Rosanna and Lord Melton met again as master and servant and would he discover her secret? Would Sir Walter track her down to Melton Castle? If you like "Downton Abbey" you will love Barbara Cartland. Barbara Cartland was the world's most prolific novelist who wrote an amazing 723 books in her lifetime, of which no less than 644 were romantic novels with worldwide sales of over 1 billion copies and her books were translated into 36 different languages. As well as romantic novels, she wrote historical biographies, 6 autobiographies, theatrical plays and books of advice on life, love, vitamins and cookery. She wrote her first book at the age of 21 and it was called "Jigsaw". It became an immediate bestseller and sold 100,000 copies in hardback in England and all over Europe in translation. Between the ages of 77 and 97 she increased her output and wrote an incredible 400 romances as the demand for her romances was so strong all over the world. She wrote her last book at the age of 97 and it was entitled perhaps prophetically The Way to Heaven. Her books have always been immensely popular in the United St 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anthony Wren. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lind/001604/bk_lind_001604_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Rich. Beautiful. Damned. Sumptuously evoking the Golden Age of Hollywood, a time when money is built on greed and love can be a trick of the light, Daisy Waugh’s stunning new novel is a compelling portrait of love, fame, and survival. It is the blistering summer of 1929 and Hollywood’s glamorous set appear to have it all. Everybody everywhere is living the Hollywood dream, including the elegant and charming, high-society couple, actor and actress Maximilian and Eleanor Beecham. But beneath the sophistication and glamour their insecure and unhappy marriage is on the brink of divorce and their finances are teetering on a knife’s edge after a series of failed films. When the creditors come in to take possession of the house, it seems all is lost and they have nowhere to turn but into the arms of their waiting lovers. But when they receive an invitation to one of the legendary weekend house parties at Hearst Castle - which they know will be filled every Hollywood big-shot around - they cannot resist one last shot of making it in the film industry. With gossip, glamour, scandal, and decadence the party is the epitome of the Golden Era, but for Maximilian and Eleanor the time has come to make a decision that will change their future. Will they sacrifice everything for fame and fortune? Or can Eleanor and Maximilian learn to love each other again? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alice Frayn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/001263/bk_hcuk_001263_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Valeria Montford is beautiful, proud and romantic. When she meets the reticent Lord Waterford in France, everything goes wrong and she hates him for making her feel humiliated. Then she meets Sir Peter Cousins - devastatingly handsome, he is much more exciting and appears strongly attracted to her. Back in England, Valeria's beloved father tells her that a cad has defrauded him of his fortune and that she is his only chance of escaping penury. The rich Lord Waterford has offered to marry her and free him from his debts.Valeria is faced with the most difficult decision of her life. She would do anything for her Papa, but the idea of marriage to Lord Waterford definitely does not appeal in any way. Lord Waterford suggests that she helps him restore his Castle where she unexpectedly meets Sir Peter and he kisses her passionately. All too soon she suspects Lord Waterford has a secret, Sir Peter and Lord Waterford come to blows and Valeria's heart is thrown into confusion. In London for Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee, disaster strikes. Just as Valeria comes to understand the true nature of love, it seems that she has lost all chance of happiness. What then happens is told in this enthralling and romantic novel by Barbara Cartland.Barbara Cartland was the world's most prolific novelist who wrote an amazing 723 books in her lifetime, of which no less than 644 were romantic novels with worldwide sales of over 1 billion copies and her books were translated into 36 different languages. As well as romantic novels, she wrote historical biographies, 6 autobiographies, theatrical plays and books of advice on life, love, vitamins and cookery. She wrote her first book at the age of 21 and it was called "Jigsaw". It became an immediate bestseller and sold 100,000 copies in hardback in England and all over Europe in translation.Between the ages of 77 and 97 she increased her output and wrote an incredible 400 romances as the demand for her romances was so 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anthony Wren. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lind/004091/bk_lind_004091_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The New York Times bestseller from the author of How to Invent Everything and To Be or Not To BeRomeo loves Juliet. Or Rosaline. And Juliet loves Romeo. Or Viola. Or Orlando. It's Shakespeare as you've never played him before.In this choose-your-own-path version of Romeo and Juliet, you choose where the story goes every time you read! What if Romeo never met Juliet? What if Juliet got really buff instead of moping around the castle all day? What if they teamed up to take over Verona with robot suits? Whatever your adventure, you're guaranteed to find lots of romance, lots of epic fight scenes, and plenty of questionable decision-making by very emotional teens.All of the endings-there are over a hundred-feature beautiful illustrations by some of the greatest artists working today, including New York Times bestsellers Kate Beaton, Noelle Stevenson, Randall Munroe, and Jon Klassen.Packed with exciting choices, fun puzzles, secret surprises, terrible puns, and more than a billion possible storylines, Romeo and/or Juliet offers a new experience every time you read it. You can choose to play as Romeo or Juliet (obviously) but you can also play as both of them, or as Juliet's nurse, or, if you're good, you can even unlock a fourth playable character! That's right. We figured out how to have unlockable characters in books. Choose well, and you may even get to write the world's most awkward choose-your-own sex scene.
'Ridiculously fun . . . It is as hilarious and funny and strange as you would imagine . . . fantastic' BookRiot'Witty, relevant and endlessly entertaining' CultureflyWhat if Romeo never met Juliet? What if Juliet got really buff instead of moping around the castle all day? What if they teamed up to take over Verona with robot suits?In this New York Times bestselling version of Romeo and Juliet, you get to choose where the story goes. Packed with exciting choices, fun puzzles, secret surprises, terrible puns and more than a billion possible storylines, Romeo and/or Juliet offers a new experience every time you read it. And, as an added bonus, all the different endings feature beautiful and quirky illustrations by some of the best artists working today, including New York Times bestsellers Kate Beaton, Noelle Stevenson, Randall Munroe, and Jon Klassen.Whatever your adventure, you're guaranteed to find lots of romance, epic fight scenes and plenty of questionable decision-making by highly emotional teens.'Shakespeare with even more sex, cryptography, time travel and alternate endings than the original! Ryan North is the only writer I know who's smart enough and funny enough to pull this off' Lev Grossman, New York Times bestselling author of the Magicians trilogy