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Learning To Talk

Author : Hilary Mantel
ISBN : 9780007166442
Genre : Children
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In the wake of Hilary Mantel's captivating memoir, Giving up the Ghost, this collection of loosely autobiographical stories locates the transforming moments of a haunted childhood. Published to coincide with the dramatisation of them on BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour. This sharp, funny collection of loosely autobiographical stories begins in the 1950s in an insular northern village 'scoured by bitter winds and rough gossip tongues'. For the child narrator, the only way to survive is to get up, get on, get out. In 'King Billy is a Gentleman', the child must come to terms with the loss of a father and the puzzle of a fading Irish heritage. 'Curved Is the Line of Beauty' is a story of friendship, faith and a near-disaster in a scrap yard. The title story sees our narrator ironing out her northern vowels with the help of an ex-actress with one lung and a Manchester accent. In 'Third Floor Rising', she watches, dazzled, as her mother carves out a stylish new identity. With a deceptively light touch, Mantel locates the transforming moments of a haunted childhood. "Learning to Talk displays a brilliantly economical way with language - saying most by saying least, but saying it with idiosyncratic style ... it is in sparkling writing such as this that the truth is told. Both her memoir and these stories are a maverick vision of growing up acute and disenchanted in the north in the mid-20th Century. Both are written with wry, dry wit and are occasionally hilarious." -Sunday Times
Category: Children

Learning To Talk Short Stories

Author : Hilary Mantel
ISBN : 9780007354887
Genre : Fiction
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A companion piece to the captivating memoir GIVING UP THE GHOST by the Man Booker-winning author, this collection of loosely autobiographical stories locates the transforming moments of a haunted childhood.
Category: Fiction

King Billy Is A Gentleman Fast Fiction

Author : Hilary Mantel
ISBN : 9780007426508
Genre : Fiction
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First published in Hilary Mantel’s collection of short stories Learning to Talk, in King Billy is a Gentleman a child must come to terms with the loss of a father and the puzzle of a fading Irish heritage.
Category: Fiction

A Study Guide For Deborah Eisenberg S Someone To Talk To

Author : Gale, Cengage Learning
ISBN : 9781410358516
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A Study Guide for Deborah Eisenberg's "Someone to Talk To," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Short Stories for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Short Stories for Students for all of your research needs.
Category: Literary Criticism

Italian Short Stories For Beginners

Author : Talk in Italian
ISBN : 1796793582
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30 Italian Short Stories for Complete Beginners One of the smartest ways to improve fluency is to read stories in your chosen language. Finding appropriate literature can be tough when you're just starting out, but this collection of 30 short stories is a fun and entertaining way of learning Italian vocabulary and grammar. Each story is around 300 words, making them very quick reads without overwhelming you. Crafted for beginners, this is ideal for newcomers who are trying to approach fluency in a natural way. Rapidly Learn New Vocabulary Classes often emphasize the most proper way of speaking and writing a language, but that's rarely found with native speakers. These stories will help you learn how Italian is commonly written and conveyed with natural dialogues and expressions. Following each story is a list of interesting words used in the story along with an English translation. No more reaching for an Italian-to-English dictionary when encountering uncommon words. Grasp the Grammar Each story has a mixture of simple dialogue, descriptive sentences and everything in-between. This allows you to pick up how sentences are commonly written along with how to describe scenery, items and people, giving you an overall and detailed way of understanding the written language. Reading and Listening Skills Each story is only 300 words, giving you an engaging yet simple story that you can quickly read through. We also supply you with a free audio file (audio download link available at the end of the book) so that you can follow along and understand how each word is said and how the sentences should be read. This is narrated by a native Italian speaker, ensuring every inflection is correct. With this book you'll get: 30 short stories--each story just 300 words long, 110 pages 60 minutes of audio from a native Italian speaker Their English translation after each paragraph If you want to improve your reading fluency as quickly and naturally as possible, then this book is ideal. Not only that, but each story is interesting, and you can read them in a matter of minutes.
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Japanese Short Stories For Beginners

Author : Talk in Japanese
ISBN : 1090888376
Genre :
File Size : 81.64 MB
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30 Japanese Short Stories for Complete Beginners One of the smartest ways to improve fluency is to read stories in your chosen language. Finding appropriate literature can be tough when you're just starting out, but this collection of 30 short stories is a fun and entertaining way of learning Japanese vocabulary and grammar. Each story is around 300 words, making them very quick reads without overwhelming you. Crafted for beginners, this is ideal for newcomers who are trying to approach fluency in a natural way. Rapidly Learn New Vocabulary Classes often emphasize the most proper way of speaking and writing a language, but that's rarely found with native speakers. These stories will help you learn how Japanese is commonly written and conveyed with natural dialogues and expressions. Following each story is a list of interesting words used in the story along with an English translation. No more reaching for an Japanese-to-English dictionary when encountering uncommon words. Grasp the Grammar Each story has a mixture of simple dialogue, descriptive sentences and everything in-between. This allows you to pick up how sentences are commonly written along with how to describe scenery, items and people, giving you an overall and detailed way of understanding the written language. Reading and Listening Skills Each story is only 300 words, giving you an engaging yet simple story that you can quickly read through. We also supply you with a free audio file so that you can follow along and understand how each word is said and how the sentences should be read. This is narrated by a native Japanese speaker, ensuring every inflection is correct. With this book you'll get: 30 short stories--each story just 300 words long, 110 pages 60 minutes of audio from a native Japanese speaker Their English translation after each paragraph If you want to improve your reading fluency as quickly and naturally as possible, then this book is ideal. Not only that, but each story is interesting, and you can read them in a matter of minutes.
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Emillions

Author : Stanley Tang
ISBN : 9781614483991
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 20.41 MB
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These People Are Silently Making Millions of Dollars Online. Now, Hear Their Stories and Learn How They Did It. Look behind every breakthrough success and you'll find motivating stories of individuals who made it happen. They had a vision, took a path and persevered against monumental odds. eMillions is a collection of interviews with 14 of the world's most successful Internet marketers about their rags-to-riches stories. Get inside their brains and walk through the journeys they took to become Internet millionaires. * How a college filmmaker from Florida turned an "experiment" into a $248 million blockbuster through the power of viral marketing * How a former U.S. Army Officer turned a one-man operation into a multi-million dollar international corporation with customers in every Internet-connected country on the planet * How a 17 year-old kid with $70 in hand built a $3 million Internet company from the ground up teaching people how to play piano by ear.
Category: Business & Economics

100 Great Short Stories

Author : James Daley
ISBN : 9780486803289
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 36.82 MB
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"This is a wonderful collection of authors from America and around the world. Centuries are covered, making this a great resource for English teachers and any lover of literature." — Life Community Church This treasury of one hundred tales offers students and other readers of short fiction a splendid selection of stories by masters of the form. Contributors from around the world include Edgar Allan Poe, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Guy de Maupassant, Charles Dickens, Anton Chekhov, Mark Twain, Saki, Luigi Pirandello, Kate Chopin, and Ring Lardner. The stories, which are arranged chronologically, begin with tales by Daniel Defoe ("The Apparition of Mrs. Veal," 1705), Benjamin Franklin ("Alice Addertongue," 1732), and Washington Irving ("The Devil and Tom Walker," 1824). Highlights from the nineteenth century include Ivan Turgenev's "The District Doctor" (1852), Sarah Orne Jewett's "A White Heron" (1886), Thomas Hardy's "Squire Petrick's Lady" (1891), and Rudyard Kipling's "Wee Willie Winkie" (1899). From the twentieth century come James Joyce's "Araby" (1914), Franz Kafka's "The Judgment" (1916), Virginia Woolf's "The Mark on the Wall" (1921), "The Broken Boot" (1923) by John Galsworthy, and many others. "A fabulous collections of stories sure to please any reader! The chronological layout is perfect for those looking to explore the development of stories over time and their relation to society." — Whitchurch-Stouffville Public Library
Category: Fiction

Short Stories

Author : Irwin Shaw
ISBN : 0226751287
Genre : Fiction
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Featuring sixty-three stories spanning five decades, this superb collection-including "Girls in Their Summer Dresses," "Sailor Off the Bremen," and "The Eighty-Yard Run"-clearly illustrates why Shaw is considered one of America's finest short-story writers.
Category: Fiction

Recipes And Short Stories For The Single Man

Author : Norman W. Mcguire
ISBN : 9781426949449
Genre : Cooking
File Size : 84.56 MB
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In his cookbook "Recipes and Short Stories for the Single Man, " one-time divorcee Norman McGuire shares delicious and easy-to-prepare recipes for men who are tired of the cycle of eating out and gaining weight, and want to cook healthy, comforting meals in less than thirty minutes. Accompanied by humorous and entertaining personal anecdotes that detail his life and his motivation for preparing home-cooked meals, McGuire relies on his own personal experience in the kitchen to offer a potpourri of recipes for simple dinners sure to fill up a hungry man, such as stuffed jumbo biscuits, pizza burgers, brisket, pepper steak, and beef roast. This original compilation has solutions for every meal, as McGuire provides insight into how to cook a scrumptious breakfast of bacon, eggs, hash browns, and biscuits and gravy. From chili fries to cabbage and bacon to an unforgettable dessert comprised of a cup of flour, a cup of sugar, and a cup of milk, McGuire encourages other men to leave their fears of cooking behind and learn to enjoy their time in the kitchen preparing tasty meals for not only themselves, but for those they love.
Category: Cooking