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The Highgate Horror

Author : Mark Wright
ISBN : 1846537495
Genre : Science fiction comic books, strips, etc
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The Highgate Horror collects together all the most recent stories by leading Doctor Who writers and artists, from the highly acclaimed comic strip in DWM.
Category: Science fiction comic books, strips, etc

Highgate Rise Thomas Pitt Mystery Book 11

Author : Anne Perry
ISBN : 9781472218117
Genre : Fiction
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Unexpected clues and unexpected dangers... The death of the doctor's wife in a ferocious fire shocks genteel Highgate Village. But when it proves to be arson, Inspector Thomas Pitt finds himself in charge of a complicated case of murder, in Anne Perry's Highgate Rise. Perfect for fans of C. J. Sansom and Sarah Perry. 'Perry uses her well-mannered prose, satiric wit and sense of place and time to construct a completely believable and human world. A sterling performance' - Library Journal Clemency Shaw, the wife of a prominent doctor, is killed in a tragic fire in Highgate. But the blaze was deliberate, so was she or her husband the intended victim? Could the doctor have set it himself to inherit Clemency's large fortune? While Inspector Thomas Pitt tries to build a case from the scarce clues, his wife Charlotte retraces the dangerous path that Clemency walked in the last months of her life, finding herself enmeshed in a sinister web that stretches from the lowest slums to the loftiest centres of power. What readers are saying about Highgate Rise: 'This is a very satisfying book and I enjoyed it greatly' 'Taking book to work, can't put it down' 'Five stars'
Category: Fiction

Classic Horror A Historical Exploration Of Literature

Author : Anne DeLong
ISBN : 9781440858437
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A valuable resource for readers exploring the classic horror genre, this book presents primary source documents alongside analysis in an examination of the social, political, and economic factors reflected in 19th century Gothic literature. • Reveals truths and falsities about four major works of classic horror with regard to their historical context • Provides excerpts from primary source documents • Places the literary works in their broader chronological context through use of a timeline • Discusses the historical currents of the 19th century in an introductory essay
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Author : Ian Cooper
ISBN : 9780993071744
Genre : Performing Arts
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The horror film reveals as much, if not more, about the British psyche as the heritage film or the social realist drama. But like a mad relative locked in the attic, British horror cinema has been ignored and maligned. Even when it has been celebrated, neglect is not far behind and what studies there have been have been have concentrated largely on the output of Hammer, the best-known producers of British horror. But that is only part of the story. It’s a tradition that encompasses work by both celebrated auteurs such as Hitchcock and Polanski, as well as a series of opportunistic, often-unashamed hacks. Frightmares is an in-depth analysis of the home-grown horror film, each chapter anchored by a close study of two or more key titles, consisting of textual analysis, production history, marketing and reception. Although broadly chronological, attention is also be paid to the thematic links, emphasising both the wide-range of the genre and highlighting some of the less-explored avenues. Chapters focus on the origins of British horror and its foreign influences, Hammer (of course), the influence of American International Pictures, notably their Vincent Price films, and other American filmmakers, the ‘savage Seventies’ and the new wave of twenty-first century British horror.
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Something Wicked 560 Horror Classics Macabre Tales Supernatural Mysteries

Author : H. P. Lovecraft
ISBN : 9788027247110
Genre : Fiction
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Musaicum Books presents to you this unique collection, designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Content: Edgar Allan Poe: The Masque of the Red Death The Murders in the Rue Morgue… H. P. Lovecraft: The Call of Cthulhu The Dunwich Horror… Henry James: The Turn of the Screw… Mary Shelley: Frankenstein… Arthur Conan Doyle: The Hound of the Baskervilles… Bram Stoker: Dracula The Jewel of Seven Stars… Gaston Leroux: The Phantom of the Opera Washington Irving: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow… Robert Louis Stevenson: Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde… James Malcolm Rymer: Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street H. G. Wells: The Island of Doctor Moreau Richard Marsh: The Beetle Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu: Carmilla Uncle Silas… Nikolai Gogol: Dead Souls… Rudyard Kipling: The Phantom Rickshaw… Hugh Walpole: Portrait of a Man with Red Hair All Souls' Night Robert E. Howard: The 'John Kirowan' Saga The 'De Montour' Saga Cthulhu Mythos M. R. James: Ghost Stories of an Antiquary A Thin Ghost and Others Wilkie Collins: The Haunted Hotel The Dead Secret… The Woman in White Guy de Maupassant: The Horla… E. F. Benson: The Room in the Tower The Man Who Went Too Far… Nathaniel Hawthorne: The House of the Seven Gables Rappaccini's Daughter The Birth Mark… Ambrose Bierce: Can Such Things Be? The Ways of Ghosts Some Haunted Houses Arthur Machen: The Great God Pan… William Hope Hodgson: The Ghost Pirates Carnacki, the Ghost-Finder… M. P. Shiel: Shapes in the Fire… Ralph Adams Cram: Black Spirits and White Grant Allen: The Reverend John Creedy… Horace Walpole: The Castle of Otranto William Thomas Beckford: Vathek Matthew Gregory Lewis: The Monk Ann Radcliffe: The Mysteries of Udolpho Jane Austen: Northanger Abbey Charlotte Brontë: Jane Eyre Emily Brontë: Wuthering Heights Charles Dickens: The Mystery of Edwin Drood Oscar Wilde: The Picture of Dorian Gray Marie Belloc Lowndes: From Out the Vast Deep
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The Life And Times Of A D Blumlein

Author : R. W. Burns
ISBN : 085296773X
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Burns, a physicist retired to a second career in the history of electrical engineering, presents the second biography of Blumlein (1903-42) this year. He describes how the British electronics engineer contributed enormously to the fields of telephony and electrical measurements, monophonic and stereophonic recording and reproduction, high definition television, electronics, antennas and cables, and radar systems of various types. Because the policy of the company he worked for discouraged publishing, only two learned society papers exist, there is no collection of personal letters, and most his friends and coworkers are dead, Burns has had to draw heavily on the 128 patents granted him between 1927 and 1942, but relegates the technical material to chapter-end notes for the sake of those who just want a good story.
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Location London

Author : Mark Adams
ISBN : UOM:39015060073262
Genre : Performing Arts
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Location London takes you on a guided tour of one of the world's hottest spots for moviemaking. It identifies the locations of memorable scenes in London-set films through the decades, from the Ealing Comedy classic The Lavender Hill Mob through to the 21st-century box-office hit Bridget Jones's Diary. Tread the Embankment in Michael Caine's footsteps in Alfie, relax with a coffee in the cafe where Hugh Grant and Andie MacDowell met up in Four Weddings and a Funeral, or venture further afield to visit the gasworks of East London that Stanley Kubrick turned into Vietnam for the Oscar-winning film Full Metal Jacket. Book jacket.
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The League Of Gentlemen

Author : Leon Hunt
ISBN : UOM:39015077643024
Genre : Performing Arts
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Part sitcom, part sketch show, part "Kitchen Sink," part "Northern Gothic," The League of Gentlemen is one of British television’s most innovative and enduring comedy series. Set in the northern town of Royston Vasey, the series introduced viewers to homicidal Local Shop keepers Tubbs and Edward, vindictive training officer Pauline, demonic butcher Hilary Briss, and the nightmarish circus owner Papa Lazarou. Such was the series’ effect that the word "local" would never seem the same again. The majority of these grotesque characters were played by Mark Gatiss, Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith, who created and wrote the series with Jeremy Dyson. In addition to creating a unique world, where the mundane collided with the macabre, the League showcased a versatility in its performers rarely seen in TV comedy. Leon Hunt’s entertaining and illuminating study offers the most sustained analysis of the series. Drawing on original interviews with Dyson and Gatiss, he traces the League’s evolution, from fringe theater to radio to television, from sketch-based material to the longer narratives of the Christmas Special and the contentious third series. Hunt contextualises the series as a "cult classic," discussing its place within traditions of British comedy, its references to horror and fantasy and its creation of a grotesque and self-contained world.
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