Description : Now in paperback, two novellas from the Hungarian master László Krasznahorkai—“one of the most mysterious artists now at work” (Colm Toíbín) The Last Wolf (translated by George Szirtes) is Krasznahorkai in a maddening nutshell—it features a classic obsessed narrator, a man hired (by mistake) to write the true tale of the last wolf in Spain. This miserable experience (being mistaken for another person, dragged about a cold foreign place, and appalled by a species’s end) is narrated—all in a single sentence—as a sad looping tale, a howl more or less, in a dreary Berlin bar to a patently bored bartender. Herman (translated by John Batki), “a peerless virtuoso of trapping who guards the splendid mysteries of an ancient craft gradually sinking into permanent oblivion,” is asked to clear a forest’s last “noxious beasts.” He begins with great zeal, although in time he “suspects that maybe he was ‘on the wrong scent.’” Herman switches sides, deciding to track entirely new game …
Description : Despite the frightening stories they've heard about wolves, a boy and girl, living in Ireland in the 1780's, attempt to defy authority and save the last wolf left in the country.
Description : Michael Morpurgo has created a sweeping and dramatic story in the time of Bonnie Prince Charlie. This spellbinding tale is complemented perfectly by Michael Foreman's illustrations. Robbie McLeod and a wolf cub, both orphaned, venture far from their birthplace, a land of rebellious fighters and vicious redcoats. There is little constancy in Robbie's adventurous life, save for the companionship of his wolf. But when at last Robbie finds a place where he can peacefully make his home, he knows in his heart that the wolf must find his own natural home too . . .
Description : Once upon a time, Little Red set off into the woods to catch a wolf . . . But the woods aren't all they seem - and are there even any wolves left? Mini Grey re-imagines the classic Little Red Riding Hood fable in an entirely new way. Can Little Red help her new friends in need and recover the wild days of the past? This is a powerful, moving and funny picture book which will have children and adults revisiting its exquisite pages time and time again, and discussing the important message it holds. From the award-winning author/illustrator of The Adventures of the Dish and the Spoon, The Pea and the Princess and Biscuit Bear.
Description : It is often assumed that the national identity must be a matter of values and ideas. But in Robert Winder's brilliantly-written account it is a land built on a lucky set of natural ingredients: the island setting that made it maritime; the rain that fed the grass that nourished the sheep that provided the wool, and the wheat fields that provided its cakes and ale. Then came the seams of iron and coal that made it an industrial giant. In Bloody Foreigners Robert Winder told the rich story of immigration to Britain. Now, in The Last Wolf, he spins an English tale. Travelling the country, he looks for its hidden springs not in royal pageantry or politics, but in landscape and history. Medieval monks with their flocks of sheep . . . cathedrals built by wool . . . the first shipment of coal to leave Newcastle . . . marital contests on a village green . . . mock-Tudor supermarkets - the story is studded with these and other English things. And it starts by looking at a very important thing England did not have: wolves.
Description : Storm is a special wolf with a mark on him, which leads to a lot of trouble. They appear, putting the Alpha Clan in danger and threatening to make wolves disappear from the surface of the earth forever! To add on to that, the wolves face other difficulties like famines. Being the one to be honoured with the mark. Storm has to save his pack. Will the wolves survive the difficulties, or will wolves be seen only in books?
Description : "near the ancient Scots Pine, a remnant of the great Mirkwood, that dense Caledonian Forest that once strode these lands, he passed the wolf stone, a large irregular granite boulder where the inscription told of the death of the last wolf in Scotland. Here under the description of the kill was a more modern inscription in Gaelic with the translation below. , "Though you may take my life, the spirit of my she-wolf still runs on the land of the Mackenzie." "and there she stood, striking as ever in white lace. As she walked before him into the library, he unknowingly followed a scent trail of Eau De Forêt. Her housecoat clung to her, revealing her shapely figure, her hair lay loosely on her shoulders. As she turned to let him past into the library he brushed against her, sensing the heat from her body"
Description : The Last Wolf Home is a story of faith, courage, and love that begins on the day in 1970 that Michael Edwards, an Air Force fighter pilot, is shot down during the Vietnam War. Unknown to Mike, Elena Fernandez, the beautiful Cuban refugee who is his lover, is pregnant with his daughter. Elena, caught in the relentless tragedy of all those who love the missing, sacrifices any chance for happiness by remaining faithful to the vague hope that her lover will return someday. Harry Garland is the war hero who comes home embittered by the abandonment of his missing comrades and the desertion of the people of Indochina. After he drifts away from the Air Force, Harry meets Elena and falls in love for the first time in his life. The love affair comes to a painful ending when Elena discovers that Harry has concealed important details he knows concerning Mike's fate. After Elena leaves him, Harry's life goes downhill, and he eventually returns to Laos and becomes involved in the heroin trade. He discovers Mike on his last trip into Laos, and redeems his wasted life by rescuing Mike and returning him to the woman they both love.
Description : A thrilling Second World War saga - In the summer of 1936, a teenage German boy, Reinhard Richter, is sailing in his father’s yacht, Sturmwind, off Scotland. Moored in an island cove, he meets Stroma Mackay and is captivated by her. He persuades her to write to him in Hamburg, and their correspondence continues until war is declared. Reinhard joins the elite U-boat service, while Stroma serves as a plotter in the WRNS, helping fight the desperate battle against marauding U-boats - the wolf packs. It seems impossible that they will ever meet again . . .