- Despair - Power Trilogy (Book 1), E-bok
Isbn: 9789198437331E-bok58,00 kr
In the quiet suburb of Djursholm in Stockholm a young woman is brutally beaten to death. Criminal Inspector Sanna Johansson and her colleague Kalle Karlsson are assigned to investigate the case, which leads them directly into the exclusive salons of the Swedish upper class. Here we meet Börge Svenson from the venerable Svenson family who lives a double life of unimaginable proportions.
Every weekend, since the murder of her daughter, Susanne Aldhamo gets disguised and ventures out in search of her killer among the busy pubs and bars of Stockholm. But when she finds the person she is looking for will she have the courage to carry out her plan?
Mikaela and Samuel and other passionately engaged youths start an action group called “Rosie the Riveter” to combat violence against women via social media. Their calls to action have unexpected consequences. A media storm soon develops when women begin to describe their experiences on placards for everyone to read. The political fall out tests their friendship to the full.
During their investigation, Sanna Johansson and Kalle Karlsson are met by stiff resistance. Why does their colleague, Anders Segelström, remove evidence? Can Sanna remain objective when she herself has been a victim of assault? And are Kalle Karlsson and her really just work colleagues?
Digging into the past proves a strain for everyone involved and the discovery of long buried secrets is devastating for the upper class family who will stop at nothing to keep up appearances.Läs merThe Ice People 21 - Devil's Ravine, E-bok
Isbn: 9788771075595E-bok87,00 krGunilla of Knapahult was brought up under the discipline and admonitions of the Lord. This meant beatings for sins she had never committed. Although she loved somebody else, her father’s fervent dream was for her to marry the distinguished Arv Grip.
Then Arv’s relative, Heike Lind of the Ice People, came to the parish. With his special gifts, he soon discovered that Gunilla and Arv needed his assistance. He sensed the fatal danger that threatened them all from a ravine in a dense forest ... Läs merThe Ice People 22 - The Demon and the Virgin, E-bok
Isbn: 9788771075755E-bok87,00 krAt long last, Heike Lind of the Ice People reached Norway to take possession of his rightful inheritance. But when he arrived, he found that all his relatives had passed away and unscrupulous bandits had seized his property.
Heike did not know what to do – but then he discovered a shy girl who roamed the forest like a shadow .... Läs merMansfield Park, E-bok
Isbn: 9789175530833E-bok15,95 kr
The main character, Fanny Price, is a young girl from a large and relatively poor family, who is taken from them at age 10 to be raised by her rich uncle and aunt, Sir Thomas, a baronet, and Lady Bertram, of Mansfield Park. She had previously lived with her own parents, Lieut. Price and his wife, Frances (Fanny), Lady Bertram's sister. She is the second child and eldest daughter, with seven siblings born after her. She has a firm attachment to her older brother, William, who at the age of 12 has followed his father into the navy. With so many mouths to feed on a limited income, Fanny's mother is grateful for the opportunity to send Fanny away to live with her fine relatives.Läs mer
At Mansfield Park, Fanny grows up with her four older cousins, Tom, Edmund, Maria, and Julia, but is always treated like a poor relation. Only Edmund shows her real kindness. He is also the most good-natured of the siblings: Maria and Julia are vain and spoiled, while Tom is an irresponsible gambler. Over time, Fanny's gratitude for Edmund's thoughtfulness secretly grows into romantic love. Her other maternal aunt, Mrs. Norris, the local parson's wife, showers attention and affection on her Bertram nieces, particularly Maria, but is verbally abusive and mean-spirited toward Fanny. She tries to exclude Fanny from outings and other pleasures, even denying her a fire in her room.
A few years after Fanny arrives, Aunt Norris is widowed, moves into a cottage of her own, and becomes a constant presence at Mansfield Park. Sir Thomas offers the parsonage to a Dr. Grant, who moves in with his wife.
When Fanny is 16, stern patriarch Sir Thomas leaves for a year to deal with problems on his plantation in Antigua. He takes Tom along hoping that the experience will sober him up. Meanwhile Mrs. Norris has taken on the task of finding a husband for Maria and manages to introduce this favourite niece to Mr. Rushworth, a very rich, rather stupid man. Maria accepts his marriage proposal, subject to Sir Thomas's approval on his return.
About this time, the fashionable, wealthy, and worldly Henry Crawford and his sister, Mary Crawford, arrive at the parsonage to stay with Mrs. Grant, their half-sister. After a year in Antigua, Sir Thomas sends Tom home while he continues business alone. Although his wife is indolent almost to the point of disengagement, Sir Thomas feels confident about his family situation, relying on the officious Mrs. Norris and steady, responsible Edmund to keep life running smoothly.
The arrival of the lively, attractive Crawfords disrupts the staid world of Mansfield and sparks a series of romantic entanglements. Mary and Edmund begin to form an attachment, despite her original preference for Tom as the heir of Mansfield Park. Although Edmund worries that her often cynical conversation may mask a lack of firm principle, and Mary is unhappy that Edmund wants to become a clergyman, their mutual attraction grows.
Fanny fears that Mary has enchanted Edmund, and that love has blinded him to her flaws. (Also, of course, she is in love with him herself.) Meanwhile, during a visit to Mr. Rushworth's ancestral estate in Sotherton, Henry deliberately plays with the affections of both Maria and Julia, driving them apart. Maria believes that Henry is falling in love with her and treats Mr. Rushworth dismissively, provoking his jealousy. Although nobody is paying much attention to Fanny, she is highly observant and witnesses Maria and Henry in compromising situations.
Encouraged by Tom and his friend Mr. Yates, the young people decide to put on Elizabeth Inchbald's play Lovers' Vows; however, Edmund and Fanny both initially object, believing Sir Thomas would disapprove and feeling that the subject matter of the play, which includes adultery, is not appropriate. Eventually Edmund reluctantly agrees to take on the role of Anhalt, the lover of the character played by Mary Crawford. Besides giving Mary and Edmund plenty of scope for talking about<Kinky Rockcarvings, E-bok
Isbn: 9789163319969E-bok58,00 krRock hard Scandinavian art!
Swords, spears and rock hard male genitalia. Those are the male essentials on the Bronze Age carvings from Tanum in Bohuslän, Sweden. Many nasty motifs have puzzled and intimidated researchers and tourists for centuries. Often the nudity and sexual content have simply been hushed down.
This book wants to bring these amazing rock carvings out in the light. The motifs might shock you, will probably raise some questions and most definetely - make you laugh.
Warning - sexually explicit content. From the Bronze age. Läs merLorelei of the Red Mist, E-bok
Isbn: 9789177597377E-bok14,36 kr
Lorelei of the Red Mist is a science fiction novella by Ray Bradbury and Leigh Brackett.
Ray Starke, a small time criminal, crashes his shuttle while trying to escape pursuit after robbing a payroll worth millions of credits. When he comes to there is an alien woman telling him he's dying but she will put his consciousness in another body and help him escape using telepathy.
Published in Planet Stories in 1946, this story is a great mix of Golden Age Sci Fi and Swords & Sorcery. The first half was written by Brackett and when she was pulled away by other commitments the publisher gave it to a new writer, Ray Bradbury, to finish.
It is a sort of prequel to the Stark character developed by Brackett where a weak puny man is transferred into the body of a Conan like superman and then cruses through adventure after adventure, always rescuing damsels who are tough and feisty.
The publisher blurb says "He died—and then awakened in a new body. He found himself on a world of bizarre loveliness, a powerful, rich man. He took pleasure in his turn of good luck ... until he discovered that his new body was hated by all on this strange planet, that his soul was owned by Rann, devil-goddess of Falga, who was using him for her own gain."
Lorelei of the Red Mist was first published in Planet Stories magazine in 1946. 22,400 words, reading time approximately 2 hours. Also available as audiobook, read by Kirk Ziegler.
Ray Bradbury (1920 - 2012) was an American fantasy, science fiction, horror and mystery fiction writer. Best known for his dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451 (1953) and for the science fiction and horror stories gathered together as The Martian Chronicles (1950) and The Illustrated Man (1951), Bradbury was one of the most celebrated 20th-century American writers. Many of Bradbury's works have been adapted into comic books, television shows and films.
Leigh Douglass Brackett (1915-1978) was an American author, particularly of science fiction, and has been referred to as the Queen of Space Opera. She was also a screenwriter, known for her work on such films as The Big Sleep (1946), Rio Bravo (1959) and The Long Goodbye (1973). She was the first woman shortlisted for the Hugo Award.Läs merFacing the Sea: Essays in Swedish Maritime Studies, E-bok
Isbn: 9789189361041E-bok166,75 kr
Havet har flera ansikten. Ofta rofyllt och välkomnande, men också våldsamt och dödsbringande. I årtusenden har havet varit en scen för liv, handel och krig och misslyckanden.
I Facing the Sea får vi ta del av svenska erfarenheter av havet. Vi får läsa om smugglare från Åland, brittiska kapare som beslagtar svenska skepp och marinofficerare som kämpar för flaggans heder. Vi ser också vad en katastrof till sjöss eller bärgandet av ett skeppsvrak kan berätta om samhället i dåtid och nutid, och varför allt fler människor väljer att begrava sina anhöriga till sjöss. Rösterna av barn som i krigstid tagit den farliga flyktvägen över Östersjön ger ytterligare en dimension till innehållet.
Facing the Sea har författats av elva forskare som tillsammans representerar ett axplock av den forskning som bedrivs vid Centrum för maritima studier (CEMAS) vid Stockholms universitet. Författarna är historiker, etnologer och marinarkeologer med koppling till forskningscentret.Läs merDracula´s Guest, E-bok
Isbn: 9789174970180E-bok29,00 kr
Dracula's Guest" follows an Englishman (whose name is never mentioned but is presumed to be Jonathan Harker) on a visit to Munich before leaving for Transylvania. It is Walpurgis Night, and in spite of the hotelier's warning to not be late back, the young man later leaves his carriage and wanders toward the direction of an abandoned "unholy" village. As the carriage departs with the frightened and superstitious driver, a tall and thin stranger scares the horses at the crest of a hill.Läs mer
Upon reaching a desolate valley after a few hours, it begins to snow and as a dark storm gathers intensity, the Englishman takes shelter in a grove of cypress and yew trees. The Englishman's location is soon illuminated by moonlight to be a cemetery, and he finds himself before a marble tomb with a large iron stake driven through the roof, the inscription reads: Countess Dolingen of Gratz / in Styria / sought and found death / 1801. Inscribed on the back of the tomb "graven in great Russian letters" is: The dead travel fast.
The Englishman is disturbed to be in such a place on such a night and as the storm breaks anew, he is forced by hail to shelter in the doorway of the tomb. As the Englishman avoids the pelting hail, the bronze door of the tomb opens under his weight and a flash of forked lightning shows the interior - and a "beautiful woman with rounded cheeks and red lips, seemingly sleeping on a bier". The force of the following thunder peal throws the Englishman from the doorway (experienced as "being grasped as by the hand of a giant") as another lightning bolt strikes the iron spike, destroying the tomb and the now screaming woman inside.
The Englishman's troubles are not quite over, as he painfully regains his senses from the ordeal, he is repulsed by a feeling of loathing which he connects to a warm feeling in his chest and a licking at this throat. the Englishman summons courage to peek through his eyelashes and discovers a gigantic wolf with flaming eyes is attending him.
Military horsemen are the next to wake the semi-conscious man, chasing the wolf away with torches and guns. Some horsemen return to the main party and Harker after the chase, reporting that they had not found 'him' and that the Englishman's animal is: "A wolf - and yet not a wolf". They also note that blood is on the ruined tomb yet the Englishman's neck is un-bloodied, "See comrades, the wolf has been lying on him and keeping his blood warm". Later, the Englishman finds his neck pained when a horseman comments on it.
When the Englishman is taken back to his hotel by the men, he is informed that it is none other than his expectant host Dracula that has alerted his employees, the horsemen, of "dangers from snow and wolves and night" in a telegram received by the hotel in the time the Englishman was away.The Call of Cthulhu, E-bok
Isbn: 9789174970364E-bok29,00 kr
The story is presented as a manuscript "found among the papers of the late Francis Wayland Thurston, of Boston". In the text, Thurston recounts his discovery of notes left behind by his granduncle, George Gammell Angell, a prominent Professor of Semitic languages at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, who died suddenly in "the winter of 1926–27" after being "jostled by a nautical-looking negro".
The first chapter, The Horror in Clay, concerns a small bas-relief sculpture found among the papers, which the narrator describes: "My somewhat extravagant imagination yielded simultaneous pictures of an octopus, a dragon, and a human caricature.... A pulpy, tentacled head surmounted a grotesque and scaly body with rudimentary wings." The sculpture is the work of Henry Anthony Wilcox, a student at the Rhode Island School of Design who based the work on his delirious dreams of "great Cyclopean cities of titan blocks and sky-flung monoliths, all dripping with green ooze and sinister with latent horror." Wilcox frequently references the terms Cthulhu and R'lyeh, and Angell also discovers reports of "outre mental illnesses and outbreaks of group folly or mania" around the world (in New York City, "hysterical Levantines" mob police; in California, a Theosophist colony dons white robes to await a "glorious fulfillment").
The second chapter, The Tale of Inspector Legrasse, discusses the first time the Professor had heard the word "Cthulhu" and seen a similar image. At the 1908 meeting of the American Archaeological Society in St. Louis, Missouri, aNew Orleans police official named John Raymond Legrasse asked the assembled antiquarians to identify a statuette composed of an unidentifiable greenish-black stone, that "had been captured some months before in the wooded swamps south of New Orleans during a raid on a supposed voodoo meeting." The idol resembles the Wilcox sculpture, and represented a "...thing, which seemed instinct with a fearsome and unnatural malignancy, was of a somewhat bloated corpulence, and squatted evilly on a rectangular block or pedestal covered with undecipherable characters".
On November 1, 1907, Legrasse had led a party of policemen in search of several women and children who disappeared from a squatter community. The police found the victims' "oddly marred" bodies being used in a ritual that centered around the statuette: almost 100 men — all of a "very low, mixed-blooded, and mentally aberrant type" — were "braying, bellowing, and writhing" and repeatedly chanting the phrase, "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn". After killing five of the participants and arresting 47 others, Legrasse interrogated the prisoners and learned "the central idea of their loathsome faith": "They worshipped, so they said, the Great Old Ones who lived ages before there were any men...and...formed a cult which had never died...hidden in distant wastes and dark places all over the world until the time when the great priest Cthulhu, from his dark house in the mighty city of R'lyeh under the waters, should rise and bring the earth again beneath his sway. Some day he would call, when the stars were ready, and the secret cult would always be waiting to liberate him.
The prisoners identified the statuette as "great Cthulhu", and translated the chanted phrase as "In his house at R'lyeh dead Cthulhu waits dreaming." One particularly talkative cultist, known as "old Castro", named the centre of the cult as Irem, the City of Pillars, in Arabia, and referenced a relevant passage in the text the Necronomicon: "That is not dead which can eternal lie, And with strange aeons even death may die".
One of the academics present at the meeting, William Channing Webb, a professor of anthropology at Princeton, states that on an 1860 expedition "high up on the West Greenland coast" he had encountered "a singular tribe or cult of degenerate Esquimaux whose relLäs merThe Home Brewing of Wine, E-bok
Isbn: 9789189674233E-bok71,05 kr
The Home Brewing of Wine explains the process of brewing wine at home.
Home production of wine has in the past 10 years undergone extensive development, this includes improved fermentation technology, and a lower chance of error. This book explains this in detail, and a new range of ingredients: what to choose and why.
Also included is new fortified wine recipes, tips on wine testing and seasoning.
The Home Brewing of Wine book has had various editions, and has been used as a guide in Scandinavia for over 30 years.Läs mer5-2 diet, E-bok
Isbn: 9789189674219E-bok56,55 kr
5-2 Diet by Ola Norrman reveals the secrets behind the 5-2 diet phenomenon. Ola Norrman is known for his hit Swedish diet book “How to lose weight without hunger”.
The 5-2 diet has had an enormous impact on dieting, and has brought a whole new diet method that has changed the lifestyles of thousands and thousands of people. A people’s diet movement has been born.
Did you know the 5-2 diet also affects cholesterol and blood sugar levels, and reduces the risk of Alzheimer’s disease?
Even the ancient Greeks fasted to purify body and mind. This book brings together this historical fasting tradition with a modern day health approach, and is explained clearly for everyone to understand.
You will find advice, tips and motivation on how the 52 method can change your life, and how you can slim down and lose weight.
Michael Mosley - the same person who launched the 5:2 diet went down 9 kilograms in just 9 weeks.
The recipe section will help you to get started, and is spiced with suggestions and recipes for unique products. There is a rare spice, which not only tastes good, but also helps in weight loss when dieting. This book contains information where to buy this seasoning. Read about the 5:2 diet health effects, and what aids are needed to succeed. This book gives 5-2 tips on how this diet may work better for you.
The 5-2 book talks about how you can still have a sweet tooth, without triggering sugar cravings, and without relapsing into old habits.
Did you know that we eat about 85 kg of meat per person per year? A few years ago it was much smaller. This book explains how the 5-2 diet affects weight and our health.
How can you overcome hunger? Water-soluble fiber gives slower gastric emptying and more consistent blood sugar. Scores of other practical questions are answered in this book.
The 5-2 diet describes how training, and the 5:2 method, can help you to get in shape. For balance, and the best results, with the 52 method, requires a periodic fixed diet based on getting carbohydrates. You can combine other methods, such as LCHF method, with the 5:2 diet. The 5-2 diet book gives advice and tips on the various proposals on carbohydrate menus that can facilitate to create your own personal diet program.
What foods can I eat and how many calories do they contain? With the help of this book’s handy calorie table of common foods, it may help to balance your calorie intake and find the right foods. The book’s “Get Started Guide” takes you step by step through the diet, and you get the answer to what you get to eat on fast days and so-called ordinary days.
Have you tried other methods, such as GI Diet and LCHF method, without really being successful? It might be time to take the next step. 5:2 diet provides an excellent tutorial on how you can get started with weight loss, and improve your health for life.Läs mer3B7C : The Saint Brandon DXpedition 2007, E-bok
Isbn: 9789187047015E-bok72,50 krBEING PART OF A MAJOR RADIO EXPEDITION is very special. It is as much fun to provide a unique DX or IOTA contact as it is for the DX-IOTA chaser to receive it. It is exciting to sit in front of the transceiver and listen to the vast and endless pile-ups. It is satisfying to be able to provide radio amateurs with each hard fought contact. To be the hunted DX is incomparable and very rewarding and hopefully every radio amateur will, at least once in his or her lifetime, get the opportunity to experience this stimulating aspect of the hobby.
In this photo book, Pete Arninge (SM5GMZ), have gathered pictures and texts that show the very heart and soul of a typical radio expedition. Some of them have already been published in a large variety of magazines worldwide; others have come from Pete's large and ever-growing photo archive. Many of the pictures in this book illustrate the tremendous work that goes into the planning of an ambitious trip like this. With 137,500 contacts in the log, the operation from the small island of Saint Brandon, in the southern Indian Ocean, is one of the biggest radio expeditions ever undertaken. This photo book is 100 % about amateur radio and shows clearly why this fantastic hobby still is without any comparison!
Läs merGetting to Square Two, E-bok
Isbn: 9789189448889E-bok288,55 kr
Does your Lean journey not really take off? Are you succeeding with small islands here and there – seeing new methods being developed with good results - while the large-scale change is not happening? Well, welcome to the Square One club. You are not the only member!
If you are in Square One, you are unfortunately in a deadlock. Four mental road blocks will keep your organisation right where it is. Such an organisation has no inherent momentum to change. You need to clear these road blocks and instead join the Square Two club – characterised by four other mental traits – that will make change a natural state.
Lean is not about what people do, it is about how people think. And that is the problem. It is not apparent what you need to change. You cannot see wrong thinking. Only observe the traces of it.
In Square Two Johan Winther explores the challenges with this mental change from the inside of one of Sweden’s most acknowl-edged Lean practitioners, Scania CV AB. The book is presented with inside examples, outside observations, references to research and theoretical models.
Johan Winther has a 25-year career within Scania. He has held various managerial positions within Sales, Controlling, Product Management, Business Administration and Change Lead.Läs merThe Swedish National Pension System, E-bok
Isbn: 9789175171098E-bok49,30 kr
The Swedish National Pension System is a Rubix Cube of information that baffles equally, the home-grown Swede and the bright-eyed newcomer.Läs mer
Designed for newcomers to Sweden – new professionals, the stay-athome parent, individuals re-inventing themselves to survive in their new environment – this Seminar gives a generic description intended to de-mystify the various pension offerings.
This content is for educational purposes only. Each situation is different and participants must speak with their Human Resources representative, bank or insurance company to meet their specific pension needs.The Investigation - a true story from Nazi Germany, E-bok
Isbn: 9789187799020E-bok72,50 kr
On January 30 1933, a German-Jewish civil servant is sitting at his desk at the Baumeisterstrasse Tax Office, in central Hamburg. He has just signed a number of documents and is looking out of the window when one of his staff rushes into the room without knocking and announces that Adolf Hitler has just been appointed Chancellor of Germany.
To begin with, it seems as if Hitler’s appointment will not necessarily affect the German-Jewish civil servant and his family to any significant extent. But then there is a fire in the parliament building in Berlin, and the changes come thick and fast. The family’s eldest son loses his job with Statistisches Landesamt, the middle son is no longer able to find work as an actor, and the youngest son is excluded from university. Our civil servant has been employed within the revenue and customs service since the year 1900, and cannot therefore be dismissed in accordance with the new law on the ”Aryanisation” of the civil service which comes into force in April 1933. In order to get rid of him, some of his lower-ranking colleagues send an anonymous letter accusing him of irregularities which he has not committed. This leads to an investigation into his reliability.
This investigation, which is preserved in the Hamburg City Archive, is a unique historical document. The book is based on these previously unpublished documents. Here, the German-Jewish civil servant Gustav Wächter defends himself, and his colleagues make their accusations, in their own words. We make the acquaintance of committed Nazis and opportunists, but we also meet the close friends of the Wächter family.Läs merDads: A gay couple's surrogacy journey in India, E-bok
Isbn: 9789187561061E-bok14,50 krA gay couple's account of the process of surrogacy in India, their struggles and ultimate triumph that led to a beautiful baby son, against all odds. Läs merWillem of the Tafel, E-bok
Isbn: 9781910635445E-bok81,56 krThe world we know is gone, destroyed by greed and ignorance. On a post-apocalyptic Earth, centuries into the future, few have survived the Great War. Some have taken refuge deep inside a mountain. One of them, Willem, is exiled to the surface…
Alone and struggling to survive, Willem embarks on an epic journey, making a discovery that could once again alter the future of humanity.
Willem of the Tafel is an epic tale of survival, second chances, hope and undying love. Läs merJonathan's Legacy, E-bok
Isbn: 9781786450319E-bok81,56 krJonathan's Legacy returns to the roots of the Jonathan Trilogy: the love for those weakest amongst us, children, particularly the undesired ones, street kids who find new homes and love, just as Jonathan and Dan once had, in their youth.
We follow the Jackson family, founded by Jonathan and Dan, as they grapple with the loss of their family patriarch. Parker and Cody set out to start a patchwork family of their own, while Marc comes to terms with his loss. And who is Kim Hwan?
This is the third and final book in this accidental trilogy, a book written out of the desperate search for answers, to bring hope where there was only despair, and to find much-needed closure. Anything but a happily ever after is unimaginable. Läs merJonathan's Hope, E-bok
Isbn: 9781910635674E-bok81,56 krAbandoned to freeze to death in a winter forest by his father because of his homosexuality, Jonathan desperately struggles to survive, until he accidentally stumbles upon Dan, who owns a cabin in the woods. Dan has been fighting his own demons since the death of his lover Sean. Having retreated from big city life, he is content to live in solitude, but he never counted on meeting Jonathan. Given the dire circumstances, Dan must set his own needs aside to help Jonathan reclaim his life, but he soon finds that the ghosts of both their pasts won't die so easily. Läs merFamily Ties, E-bok
Isbn: 9781786450517E-bok81,56 kr
The next twenty-four hours may be the most important in Sascha Meyer’s life.
Returning with his husband Dan and their twin boys to the village of his youth to bury his mother, he’ll confront more than feelings of grief and loss at her funeral.
His strained relationship with his brother Mike, who is struggling in his own marriage, and the far-reaching influence of his late parents can’t be ignored any longer. While he finds his way as a husband, brother, and father, Sascha must uncover the courage to challenge the demons of his youth, while Mike must fight for his marriage.
But what of Dan’s own secrets? Will they threaten to unravel the already fragile bond of Sascha’s growing family?Läs merprodukter per sida