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Darling Monster

Author : Diana Cooper
ISBN : 9781448139118
Genre : Literary Collections
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The glittering letters of British socialite Lady Diana Cooper to her son John Julius Norwich, from pre-World War Two London to post-Liberation Paris ‘Please, darling monster, write as often as you can. It’s so sad waiting for letters that don’t come and are not even written. I love my darling boy. Don’t treat me so badly again or I’ll have your lights and liver when I get home.’ 19 November 1939 ‘I wish, I wish it was all over – Hitler defeated, the lights up again and the guns still.’ 2 October 1940 Lady Diana Cooper was the Edwardian It Girl who inspired novelists from Evelyn Waugh to Nancy Mitford. Born Lady Diana Manners, she was an aristocrat, society darling and an actress. Married to political star Duff Cooper, they were the golden couple at the heart of 20th century British upper-class life. This extraordinary collection of letters written by Diana to her only son, John Julius Norwich, takes us from the rumblings of war, through the Blitz to rural Sussex to post-Liberation Paris. Beyond all the glitz, Diana emerges in these letters as highly intelligent, funny and fiercely loyal: a woman who disliked extravagance and was often shy, who was happiest in the countryside and whose greatest love were her husband and son John, who would later become a leading historian and broadcaster. These illuminating letters document some of history’s most dramatic events, but they provide a vivid and touching portrait of the love between a mother and son, separated by war, oceans – and the constraints of the time they lived in. ‘Diana Cooper is as vivid in literature and social legend as she was in life. Her letters are frank, witty and humorous’ The Times
Category: Literary Collections

Monster Slayers Unleashed

Author : Lukas Ritter
ISBN : 9780786959228
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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More monsters and more shocking plot twists! In this sequel to Monster Slayers, Evin must rescue his friends from the monsterpocalypse he has unleashed while under a mind-altering spell but before he can begin, he must stop a medusa bent on revenge. From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

My Darling Dogs Emma A Coton De Tulear

Author : Glenda Harrington
ISBN : 9781477299586
Genre : Pets
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Emma, a delightful Coton de Tulear loves to play, but her very favorite game is the Monster Game she plays with Al.
Category: Pets

The Bombay Beat

Author : James Phillips
ISBN : 9781445262895
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Superintendent Grant in the first book is a British Senior Policeman running The Bombay Police and in particular The Murder Squad. In the first book of the series, he has a serial killer loose on The Bombay Railway Network; who is getting very good at killing young 16 year old girls coming home from work. He must be caught at all costs.Superintendent Grant goes to and meets in Madrid Spain on his visit as part of the investigation; The Third Reich's Ambassador to Spain and is offered a transfer to Germany's Third Reich in Berlin to set up a new Forensics Service.Possibly in a later book he may go there and assist British Intelligence assess the Nazis.

Somebody S Darling A Novel

Author : Larry McMurtry
ISBN : 9781631493461
Genre : Fiction
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The personal and professional struggles of McMurtry’s lively protagonist Jill Peel, a director in 1970s Hollywood, takes on new resonance in the twenty-first century. Forty years ago, Larry McMurtry journeyed from the sprawling ranches of his early work to the provocative Sunset Strip, creating a Hollywood fable that is both immediate and relevant in today’s dynamic cultural climate. One would never guess that Jill Peel is still on the verge of stardom. Jill won an Oscar shortly after her fresh-faced arrival in 1950s Hollywood, then for the next twenty years batted away every Tinseltown producer who tried to hire her and get her into bed. Now middle-aged, she’s determined to create more movie magic by directing a cast of raunchy eccentrics, including Joe Percy, an aging womanizing screenwriter, and ex-football player Owen Oarson, eager to sleep his way to leading-man stardom. Teeming with biting humor and intriguing characters that mirror the scandals of modern-day Hollywood, Somebody’s Darling is a timeless story about a fiercely capable woman who dares to challenge the realities of a deceptively seductive Babel.
Category: Fiction

Landmarks Of English Literature

Author : H. J. Nicoll
ISBN : 8171411967
Genre : English literature
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Contents: The Dawn of English Literature, The Elizabethan Era, The Successors of the Elizabethans, The Restoration, The Wits of Queen Anne s Time, Our First Great Novelists, Dr. Johnson and his Contemporaries, The New Era in Poetry, Sir Walter Scott and the Prose Literature of the Early Part of the Nineteenth Century, Our Own Times, Periodicals, Reviews and Encyclopaedias.
Category: English literature

Immortal Monster

Author : Joseph Andriano
ISBN : 0313306672
Genre : Fiction
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Monsters figure prominently in classic works of literature as well as in films and stories intended for a wide audience. Since Darwin's time, most of these imaginary beasts have taken the form of natural creatures, rather than supernatural ones. This volume explores both literary and cinematic texts that are especially explicit in their depiction of beasts in Darwinian terms, though these same monsters retain an archaic mythological aspect. The myth of Leviathan and Behemoth, for instance, is at the heart of Jaws as much as it is central to Moby-Dick; indeed, Jaws inherits the myth directly from Moby-Dick, as does King Kong. These and other monster tales keep the myth alive by retelling it in the context of biological and cultural evolution. There is a pattern of alternating bestialization and anthropomorphism in many monster tales, suggesting that these images are being displayed in repeated attempts to define who we are in relation to animals. As fables of identity, these tales dramatize our anxieties and fears concerning our own animal nature and help us come to terms with our own evolution.
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Daughter And Other Poems

Author : Jessie Lendennie
ISBN : 9781903392102
Genre : Poetry
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Jessie Lendennie's prose poem 'Daughter' was first published in 1988, followed in 1990 by 'The Salmon Guide to Poetry Publishing' and in 1992 by 'The Salmon Guide to Creative Writing in Ireland.'
Category: Poetry

Party Monster

Author : James St. James
ISBN : 1416583262
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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When Party Monster was first published, it created a storm of controversy for its startlingly vivid, strikingly fresh, and outrageous depiction of the hedonistic world of the 90s New York City club kids, for whom nothing was too outré—including murder. Nominated for the Edgar Award for best true-crime book of the year, it also marked the debut of an audaciously talented writer, James St. James, who himself had been a club kid and close friend and confidant of Michael Alig, the young man convicted of killing the drug dealer known as Angel. This is the inside story of life in clubs like The Tunnel and The Limelight and hanging with leading lights like Keith Haring and RuPaul and the drugs, sex, music, and mayhem that existed during the heyday of New York City club culture.
Category: Biography & Autobiography