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Jamrach S Menagerie

Author : Carol Birch
ISBN : 9780857860415
Genre : Fiction
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Jaffy Brown is running along a street in London’s East End when he comes face to face with an escaped circus animal. Plucked from the jaws of death by Mr Jamrach – explorer, entrepreneur and collector of the world’s strangest creatures – the two strike up a friendship. Before he knows it, Jaffy finds himself on board a ship bound for the Dutch East Indies, on an unusual commission for Mr Jamrach. His journey – if he survives it – will push faith, love and friendship to their utmost limits.
Category: Fiction

The Reading Group Insider

Author : The eBook Insider
ISBN : 9780307949929
Genre : Fiction
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The Reading Group Insider is a valuable resource for everything you need to know about reading groups. If you are looking for ideas to enhance your current group's experiences, interested in joining a reading group, or starting one of your own, the suggestions within The Reading Group Insider will get you started on the right path. This is the place to find excerpts to browse for help with choosing good discussion titles; Q&As with the authors of some tried and true reading group picks; recipes to complement what you're reading; tips on how to start or join a reading group of your own; travel and field trip ideas to spice up your meetings; and much more. Suggested discussion questions are provided for different genres and types of books, including book-to-film adaptations and memoirs. Over 50 suggestions of reading group titles from both favorite and emerging authors are presented within as well, all with extra content or reading group guides included so that the resources you need are right at your fingertips. Once you've consulted The Reading Group Insider, you'll be eager to start reading, meeting and discussing! (A Publication of The eBook Insider Series)
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The Herald

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ISBN : UCLA:L0104346887
Genre : Pakistan
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Orphans Of The Carnival

Author : Carol Birch
ISBN : 9781782116554
Genre : Fiction
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A life in the spotlight will keep anyone hidden. Julia Pastrana is the singing and dancing marvel from Mexico. She is heralded across nineteenth-century Europe as much for her talent as for her unusual looks. Yet few can see past her freakish appearance to the ambitious woman within. Orphans of the Carnival sweeps us from the music halls of Vienna to an attic in modern-day South London, playing out an epic tale of grit, love, music and the triumph of the human spirit pushed to extremes.
Category: Fiction

The Cardinal S Man

Author : M.G. Sinclair
ISBN : 9781785301186
Genre : Fiction
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'Gritty and lively... a colourful depiction of 17th century France' – CAROL BIRCH, author of Jamrach's Menagerie A SPELLBINDING TALE SET IN CARDINAL RICHELIEU'S FRANCE With enemies advancing on all sides and Cardinal Richelieu's health failing, France is at breaking point. Yet salvation may arrive in the most unlikely form... Born into poverty and with terrible deformities, Sebastian Morra is a dwarf with the wit of Tyrion Lannister and three foot, four inches of brazen pluck. Through a mixture of brains and luck, he has travelled far from his village to become a jester at the royal court. And with a talent for making enemies, he is soon drawn into the twilight world of Cardinal Richelieu, where he discovers he might just be the only man with the talents to save France from her deadliest foes. 'Intelligent, cunning and occasionally reckless, Sebastian Morra lights up The Cardinal's Man with his zest for survival. The excesses and squalor of 17th century France are brought viscerally and vividly to life in this engaging, beautifully researched novel' VICTORIA BLAKE, author of The Return of the Courtesan
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Country Life

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ISBN : IND:30000088356005
Genre : Country life
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Chase S Calendar Of Events 2013

Author : Editors of Chase's Calendar of Events
ISBN : 9780071813334
Genre : Reference
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12,500 entries. 196 countries. 365 days. Find out what's going on any day of the year, anywhere across the globe! If you're looking to tie a promotional event to a special month, create a suggested reading list based on a festival halfway around the world, blog about a historical milestone or do a celebrity birthday roundup on your radio show or Twitterfeed, Chase's Calendar of Events is the one resource that has it all. For broadcasters, journalists, event planners, public relations professionals, librarians, editors, writers or simply the curious, this is one reference you can’t do without! Chase's Calendar of Events 2013 brings you: Milestones such as the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, the 100th birth anniversary of civil rights activist Rosa Parks, the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg and the 200th birth anniversaries of composers Giuseppe Verdi and Richard Wagner New birthday entries for sports stars such as Robert Griffin III (Feb 12); actors such as Jessica Chastain (Mar 24), Jean Dujardin (June 19) and Benedict Cumberbatch (July 19); musical artists such as Pitbull (Jan 15), Adam Levine (Mar 18) and Scotty McCreery (Oct 9); newsmakers such as Françoise Hollande (Aug 12) and many others Special events such as Dyngus Day (Apr 1), Bedbug Awareness Week (Apr 22–26), National Polka Festival (May 24–26), Lincoln Highway Centennial (June 30–July 5), Kids Take Over the Kitchen Day (Sept 13), the 34th America's Cup (Sept 7–22) or Steamcon V (Oct 25–27). Search Chase's Any Way You Want! Whether you want to target a specific date, location or subject, our fully searchable CD-ROM (PC-compatible only) makes your research quick and easy. Also included is a free installer, so you can load Chase's directly to your hard drive.
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Circus And Allied Arts

Author : Raymond Toole-Stott
ISBN : UCSC:32106018334083
Genre : Circus
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A Polaroid Of Peggy

Author : Phillips Richard
ISBN : 0993091067
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'Funny. Revealing. Wonderful.' Maureen Lipman ___________________________________________ Andrew Williams. Mavis and Syd's boy. Hasn't he done well? Blooming business, lovely wife, beautiful kids, bloody great house. What more could he possible want? And then, an old photo turns up and Andrew's whole world is turned upside down. A story of lost love and lost bearings, 'A Poloroid of Peggy' is 'Bonfire of the Vanities' meets 'Love Story', with a dash of 'Mad Men' thrown in. Funny and poignant by turns, it asks the most fundamental of questions: what really matters in life? And finds the answer is distinctly - muddled. ____________________________________________ 'Richard Phillips is good on nostalgia, guilt, the emotional messes people make, and the play-acting involved in both the building up or breaking down of a relationship, but the main strength of the book lies in the portrayal of the central character, a superficially shallow man desperately trying to paper over the black holes appearing through the old wallpaper of his life. Cynic and romantic, confident and adman, bag of nerves, he is believably ambiguous and skilfully realised, as is the slow build of his obsession with the eponymous Peggy, whose twenty-year-old photo, randomly found in the pocket of an old jacket, triggers a crisis on levels both existential and material.' Carol Birch, author of 'Jamrach's Menagerie', shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2012

A Book Of Man Eaters

Author : Reginald George Burton
ISBN : STANFORD:36105039200220
Genre : Animal behavior
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Category: Animal behavior