Classic Goosebumps #29: The Ghost Next Door

Classic Goosebumps #29: The Ghost Next Door

The original books featuring the scariest creatures from the Goosebumps movie, in theaters October 16, 2015! Hannah's neighborhood has gotten a little--weird. Ever since that new boy moved in next door. But when did he move in? Wasn't the house empty when Hannah went to sleep the night before? Why does it still look so deserted? Hannah can't get any answers from her new neighbor. He just keeps disappearing in the oddest ways. And he's so pale... Is Hannah being haunted by... the ghost next door?

The Ghosts of Happy Valley

Searching for the Lost World of Africa's Infamous Aristocrats

The Ghosts of Happy Valley

Happy Valley was the name given to the Wanjohi Valley in the Kenya Highlands, where a small community of affluent, hedonistic white expatriates settled between the wars. While Kenya's early colonial days have been immortalised by farming pioneers like Lord Delamere and Karen Blixen, and the pioneering aviator Beryl Markham, Happy Valley became infamous under the influence of troubled socialite, Lady Idina Sackville, whose life was told in Frances Osborne's bestselling The Bolter. The era culminated with the notorious murder of the Earl of Erroll in 1941, the investigation of which laid bare the Happy Valley set's decadence and irresponsibility, chronicled in another bestseller, James Fox's White Mischief. But what is left now? In a remarkable and indefatigable archaeological quest Juliet Barnes, who has lived in Kenya all her life and whose grandparents knew some of the Happy Valley characters, has set out to explore Happy Valley to find the former homes and haunts of this extraordinary and transient set of people. With the help of a remarkable African guide and further assisted by the memories of elderly former settlers, she finds the remains of grand residences tucked away beneath the mountains and speaks to local elders who share first-hand memories of these bygone times. Nowadays these old homes, she discovers, have become tumbledown dwellings for many African families, school buildings, or their ruins have almost disappeared without trace - a revelation of the state of modern Africa that makes the gilded era of the Happy Valley set even more fantastic. A book to set alongside such singular evocations of Africa’s strange colonial history as The Africa House,  The Ghosts of Happy Valley is a mesmerising blend of travel narrative, social history and personal quest. Â

The Last Man is Standing

The Last Man is Standing

The Last Man is Standing; get off to a good Start with the Author Living a Lifestyle that He considers to be a pretty Decent Life and is Feeling pretty good about His Social Standing in Society and believes He has overcome Many of His Past Failures and His Future is Looking Bright when just before He Sticks out His Chest with Pride, He has a Dream and this is Said to Him "I am about Tired of You and Your Foolishness," and I was Tempted to Answer back, but I Knew better and later that Day a Christian Lady just walked into My Store and Handed Me a Bible and Said to Me I brought You this Bible and turned and Walked out the Store and I knew without any Doubt the Dream, the Lady and the Bible were all connected so I flip the Bible Open and it Fell on the Book of Ecclesiastes Chapter 4 and I begin Reading right there in that Chapter and when I Finished with It I Already got it, the Answers to My Life is Written in that Book and that I just received a Personal Assignment for My Life and went Home and got Started that Night Reading those twelve Short Chapters and it took Me a Month to Finish but when I did, I was a Transformed Individual and I Knew that God had Used King Solomon the Preacher to Preach Me a Sermon and My House just got Shaken off Its Sanded Foundation and now It was Necessary to go back to the Beginning and Take an open and Honest Look at My Life and try to Understand just where or how did My Ship Sail off Its Course, so take a Trip with Me and Enjoy the Ride and See if We can find Out Together; The Last man is Standing!

Dorothy Parker's Elbow

Tattoos on Writers, Writers on Tattoos

Dorothy Parker's Elbow

Previously considered the domain of bikers and a rite of passage in the services, tattoos have crawled from society's fringes and onto the ankles of starlets and the biceps of bankers. In this volume, stories from writers including Sylvia Plath and Ray Bradbury capture the tattoo experience.

The Penwyth Curse

The Penwyth Curse

Sir Bishop of Lythe has come to Penwyth for his royal reward—the keep and young Merryn's hand. But he wonders if a curse will prove his undoing.

The Holy Bible

With Notes, Explanatory and Practical... Together with Appropriate Introductions, Tables, Indexes, Maps, and Plans Prepared and Arranged by George D'Oyly and Richard Mant, Under the Direction of the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge

The Holy Bible