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The Division Bell Mystery

Author : Ellen Wilkinson
ISBN : 1444843818
Genre : Capitalists and financiers
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Originally published: London: G. G. Harrap & Co., Ltd., 1932.
Category: Capitalists and financiers

The Division Bell Mystery

Author : Ellen Cicely Wilkinson
ISBN : 0824023986
Genre : Detective and mystery stories
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Category: Detective and mystery stories

Pink Floyd The Music And The Mystery

Author : Andy Mabbett
ISBN : 9780857124180
Genre : Music
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A chronology and analysis of albums, shows, and recordings by Pink Floyd and individual band members as solo artists.
Category: Music

Women Of Westminster

Author : Rachel Reeves
ISBN : 9781448217861
Genre : Political Science
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In 1919 Nancy Astor was elected as the Member of Parliament for Plymouth Sutton, becoming the first woman MP to take her seat in the House of Commons. Her achievement was all the more remarkable given that women (and even then only some women) had only been entitled to vote for just over a year. In the past 100 years, a total of 491 women have been elected to Parliament. Yet it was not until 2016 that the total number of women ever elected surpassed the number of male MPs in a single parliament. The achievements of these political pioneers have been remarkable – Britain has now had two female Prime Ministers and women MPs have made significant strides in fighting for gender equality - from the earliest suffrage campaigns, to Barbara Castle's fight for equal pay, to Harriet Harman's recent legislation on the gender pay gap. Yet the stories of so many women MPs have too often been overlooked in political histories. In this book, Rachel Reeves brings forgotten MPs out of the shadows and looks at the many battles fought by the Women of Westminster, from 1919 to 2019.
Category: Political Science

The Journalist In British Fiction And Film

Author : Sarah Lonsdale
ISBN : 9781474220552
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Why did Edwardian novelists portray journalists as swashbuckling, truth-seeking super-heroes whereas post-WW2 depictions present the journalist as alienated outsider? Why are contemporary fictional journalists often deranged, murderous or intensely vulnerable? As newspaper journalism faces the double crisis of a lack of trust post-Leveson, and a lack of influence in the fragmented internet age, how do cultural producers view journalists and their role in society today? In The Journalist in British Fiction and Film Sarah Lonsdale traces the ways in which journalists and newspapers have been depicted in fiction, theatre and film from the dawn of the mass popular press to the present day. The book asks first how journalists were represented in various distinct periods of the 20th century and then attempts to explain why these representations vary so widely. This is a history of the British press, told not by historians and sociologists, but by writers and directors as well as journalists themselves. In uncovering dozens of forgotten fictions, Sarah Lonsdale explores the bare-knuckled literary combat conducted by writers contesting the disputed boundaries between literature and journalism. Within these texts and films there is perhaps also a clue as to how the best aspects of 'Fourth estate' journalism can survive in the digital age. Authors covered in the volume include: Martin Amis, Graham Greene, George Orwell, Pat Barker, Evelyn Waugh, Elizabeth Bowen, Arnold Wesker and Rudyard Kipling. Television and films covered include House of Cards (US and UK versions), Spotlight, Defence of the Realm, Secret State and State of Play.
Category: Literary Criticism

A State Of Play

Author : Steven Fielding
ISBN : 9781849669801
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A State of Play explores how the British have imagined their politics, from the parliament worship of Anthony Trollope to the cynicism of The Thick of It. In an account that mixes historical with political analysis, Steven Fielding argues that fictional depictions of politics have played an important but insidious part in shaping how the British think about their democracy and have helped ventilate their many frustrations with Westminster. He shows that dramas and fictions have also performed a significant role in the battle of ideas, in a way undreamt of by those who draft party manifestos. The book examines the work of overtly political writers have treated the subject, discussing the novels of H.G. Wells, the comedy series Yes, Minister and the plays of David Hare. However, it also assesses how less obvious sources, such as the films of George Formby, the novels of Agatha Christie, the Just William stories and situation comedies like Steptoe and Son, have reflected on representative democracy. A State of Play is an invaluable, distinctive and engaging guide to a new way of thinking about Britain's political past and present.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Technique Of The Mystery Story

Author : Phillip J. Morledge
ISBN : 9780955976544
Genre : History
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The ideal guide for the new mystery writer, or for all lovers of the genre. Includes indepth analysis of writers of the calibre of Conan Doyle, Poe and Rinehart.
Category: History

The History Of British Women S Writing 1920 1945

Author : M. Joannou
ISBN : 9781137292179
Genre : Social Science
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Featuring sixteen contributions from recognized authorities in their respective fields, this superb new mapping of women's writing ranges from feminine middlebrow novels to Virginia Woolf's modernist aesthetics, from women's literary journalism to crime fiction, and from West End drama to the literature of Scotland, Ireland and Wales.
Category: Social Science

The Plebs

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ISBN : UCAL:$B652136
Genre : Great Britain
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Category: Great Britain

The Armchair Detective

Author :
ISBN : STANFORD:36105007239812
Genre : Detective and mystery stories
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Prudent Revolutionaries

Author : Brian Howard Harrison
ISBN : STANFORD:36105038355587
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This is the first major study of the diverse personalities, achievements, and tactics of British feminist leaders of the 1920s and 1930s. Presenting sketches of sixteen prominent but very different feminists, the author examines the breadth and scale of their activities, explains the organizational context and ancestry of feminism between the wars, and underlines the achievements of the feminist movement in advancing women's political, occupational, and family roles at home and abroad. Highlighting the lives of the first generation of voting women in Britain, Prudent Revolutionaries provides an insightful composite portrait of the reforming personality, and of the tactical and strategic dilemmas the reformers faced when trying to operate democratic institutions within a hostile climate.
Category: Literary Criticism

Publishers Weekly

Author : R.R. Bowker company
ISBN : 00000019
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Author : Betty Rosenberg
ISBN : UOM:39015010360967
Genre : American fiction
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Category: American fiction

The Mystery Of Capital

Author : Hernando De Soto
ISBN : 9781409057864
Genre : Business & Economics
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Why does capitalism triumph in the West but fail almost everywhere else? Elegantly, and with rare clarity, Hernando de Soto revolutionizes our understanding of what capital is and why it has failed to benefit four-fifths of mankind -- and explains the solution. 'A revolutionary book . . . may not be in the class of Das Kapital, Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations or Keynes's General Theory. But if the criteria for joining that exclusive club is a capacity not only to change permanently the way we look at the world, but also to change the world itself, then there are good grounds for thinking that this book is surely a contender.' Donald Macintyre, The Independent 'Few people in Britain have heard of Hernando de Soto . . . but The Mystery of Capital has already led the cognoscenti to put him in the pantheon of great progressive intellectuals of our age.' Mark Leonard, New Statesman 'A crucial contribution. A new proposal for change that is valid for the whole world' - Javier Perez de Cuellar (Former Secretary United Nations)
Category: Business & Economics

Inside The Myth

Author : Christopher Norris
ISBN : UOM:39015054069029
Genre : Socialism and literature
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Category: Socialism and literature