Having learned Mandarin, and travelling alone by foot, bicycle and train, Colin Thubron set off on a 10,000 mile journey from Beijing to the borders of Burma. He travelled through the wind-swept wastes of the Gobi desert and finished at the far end of the Great Wall. What Thubron reveals is an astonishing diversity, a land whose still unmeasured resources strain to meet an awesome demand, and an ancient people still reeling from the devastation of the Cultural Revolution.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-05-04 - Publisher: Pan Macmillan
'Eclectic and impassioned, a collection that affirms the power of the written word' Observer The Boy Behind the Curtain is a portrait of a life, a place and a man. In this deeply personal collection of true stories and essays Tim Winton shows how moments from his childhood and life
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-10-14 - Publisher: Welbeck Publishing Group
A page-turning thriller for 11+ readers set on either side of the Berlin Wall, perfect for fans of Alex Rider and CHERUB. What would you risk for a friend you've never met . . . ? In 1960s Berlin the Wall is everywhere. It cuts through streets, parks, even houses.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003-04-01 - Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
Award-winning author Melvin Burgess's thrilling new ghost story for younger readers. David screamed and the ghostly boy opened his mouth and screamed back. But his scream wasn't the scream of a child—it was the scream of an old, old man. "Come back, come back," screamed the ghost in his cracked
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-03-11 - Publisher: AuthorHouse
BEHIND THE WALL of a Trappistine Monastery, under Papal Enclosure, tread only the Monks and Nuns who vow to live in this Order of their own free will. This is the story of a young girl aspiring to the heights of her vocation under the Cistercian Rule of Saint Benedict.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-05-06 - Publisher: Zonderkidz
Cut off by the Iron Curtain This epic tale extends across generations and unfolds against the backdrop of a dangerous Cold War Berlin. This historically accurate, action-packed, three-books-in-one edition features three generations of resourceful teens living in the shadow of the Berlin Wall. Titles include: Candy Bombers: In spring 1948,