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The Haunting Of Henry Twist

Author : Rebecca F. John
ISBN : 9781782832898
Genre : Fiction
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London, 1926: Henry Twist's heavily pregnant wife leaves home to meet a friend. On the way, she is hit by a bus and killed, though miraculously the baby survives. Henry is left with nothing but his new daughter - a single father in a world without single fathers. He hurries the baby home, terrified that she'll be taken from him. Racked with guilt and fear, he stays away from prying eyes, walking her through the streets at night, under cover of darkness. But one evening, a strange man steps out of the shadows and addresses Henry by name. The man says that he has lost his memory, but that his name is Jack. Henry is both afraid of and drawn to Jack, and the more time they spend together, the more Henry sees that this man has echoes of his dead wife. His mannerisms, some things he says ... And so Henry wonders, has his wife returned to him? Has he conjured Jack himself from thin air? Or is he in the grip of a sophisticated con man? Who really sent him? Set in a postwar London where the Bright Young Things dance into dawn at garden parties hosted by generous old Monty, The Haunting of Henry Twist is a novel about the limits and potential of love and of grief. It is about the lengths we will go to hold on to what is precious to us, what we will forgive of those we love, and what we will sacrifice for the sake of our own happiness.
Category: Fiction

Renegade Wales

Author : Gary Raymond
Genre : Fiction
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A manic preacher, a sex-crazed teenager, and a suspected witch are just three of the unforgettable characters that walk the land of these short stories from a new generation of Welsh writers. The stories in this collection are funny, poignant, thrilling and are, in one way or another, deeply political. They are stories of hope even when they are stories of anger. They draw upon ancient myth, old tropes, and reliable structures to explore ideas that are bitingly relevant not just to the world we live in, but to the world we hope to win back from dark powers. Renegade Wales is a collection of exciting new voices in Welsh literature who are taking on the new world order with vibrancy of style and energy of wit. Wales: the birthplace of modern democracy, of Dylan Thomas and home of radical working-class intellectualism. These short stories mark a new dawn in exciting, brilliant literature from a land that traces its literature back to the mystical times of The Mabinogion.
Category: Fiction

Let Us Be True

Author : Alex Christofi
ISBN : 9781782833024
Genre : Fiction
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Paris, 1958. Ralf is alone, filling his days with glasses of red wine at Jacques' bar, waiting for life to happen to him. Then, one night, Elsa - bold, enigmatic, unpredictable - whirls into Jacques' bar and into Ralf's world, knocking him out of his cautious routine and into a life full of spontaneity and excitement. But Elsa is hiding something. As Ralf falls deeper in love, he reveals more of his past - his childhood in Nazi Germany, his time in a British tank division at the end of the Second World War. But what is Elsa hiding? And can their love survive it? Let Us Be True charts the lives of these two extraordinary characters through an era of great uncertainty, from the war and its aftermath through to the deadly unrest of 1960s Paris. Evocative, charismatic and sweeping in scope, Alex Christofi's second novel is a moving story of love and loss, of the things we hide from ourselves and from others, and of the personal cost of Europe's turbulent twentieth century.
Category: Fiction

A Short Affair

Author : Simon Oldfield
ISBN : 9781471147340
Genre : Fiction
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‘A dazzling anthology uniting the written word with the visual’ STEPHEN FRY A Short Affair is a vibrant anthology that combines the best of original short fiction with remarkable work by contemporary artists from the Royal Academy Schools. In this visually stunning collection from Pin Drop, the renowned short fiction and arts studio, Simon Oldfield brings together eighteen original short stories by giants of the form, alongside exciting new voices from the prestigious annual Pin Drop Short Story Award. With a foreword by Tim Marlow, Artistic Director of the Royal Academy of Arts, each story is accompanied by a unique artwork. ‘Pin Drop is a wonderful and rare conception. The perfect antidote to the sound-bite culture’ WILLIAM BOYD Writers include:Elizabeth Day, Bethan Roberts, Nikesh Shukla, Claire Fuller, Ben Okri, Anne O’Brien, A. L. Kennedy, Anna Stewart, Craig Burnett, Douglas W. Milliken, Will Self, Jarred McGinnis, Barney Walsh, Rebecca F. John, Joanna Campbell, Emily Bullock, Cherise Saywell and Lionel Shriver Artists include:Eddie Peake, Kay Harwood, Gabriella Boyd, Jonathan Trayte, Luey Graves, Marco Palmieri, John Robertson, Coco Crampton, Pio Abad, Declan Jenkins, Mary Ramsden, Carla Busuttil, Jessy Jetpacks, Nick Goss, Tim Ellis and Adam Shield
Category: Fiction

The Hidden Keys

Author : André Alexis
ISBN : 9781782833543
Genre : Fiction
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In the depths of the ill-reputed Green Dolphin bar in Toronto, Tancred Palmieri, a talented thief with extravagant tastes, encounters Willow Azarian, an aging heroin addict. She reveals to Tancred that her very wealthy father has recently passed away, leaving each of his five children a mysterious object that provides a clue to the whereabouts of a large inheritance. Willow enlists Tancred to steal these objects from her siblings and solve the puzzle. A Japanese screen, a painting that plays music, an aquavit bottle, a framed poem, and a model of Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater ... Are these really clues, or has Tancred fallen victim to the delusions of a junkie? Inspired by a reading of Treasure Island, The Hidden Keys questions what it means to be honourable and faithful in the face of desire.
Category: Fiction

Henry James

Author : Fred Kaplan
ISBN : 9781480409781
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A stunning biography of the magisterial author behind The Portrait of a Lady and The Ambassadors Henry James is an absorbing portrait of one of the most complex and influential nineteenth-century American writers. Fred Kaplan examines James’s brilliant and troubled family—from his brother, a famous psychologist, to his sister, who fought with mental illness—and charts its influence on the development of the artist and his work. The biography includes a fascinating account of James’s life as an American expatriate in Europe, and his friendships with Edith Wharton and Joseph Conrad. Compressing a wealth of research into one engrossing and richly detailed volume, Henry James is a compelling exploration of its subject.
Category: Biography & Autobiography


Author : Shauna Niequist
ISBN : 9780310352129
Genre : Religion
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Special Savor e-book only exclusive – includes 5 free bonus recipes! Sink deep into the everyday goodness of God and savor every moment! In this daily devotional, Shauna Niequist becomes a friend across the pages, sharing her heart with yours, keeping you company, and inviting you into the abundant life God offers. And there are recipes, too, because spiritual living happens not just when we read and pray, but also when we gather with family and friends over dinners and breakfasts and late-night snacks. These recipes are Shauna’s staples, and each one should be enjoyed around a table with people you love. So read and learn and pray and cook and share. Remember to savor each day, whatever it holds: work and play, coffee and kids, meals and prayers and the good stuff and the hard stuff. Life is all about relationships, and your daily relationship with God is worth savoring in every moment.
Category: Religion

The New Yorker

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105133485081
Genre : Arts
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Category: Arts

The Air Line Pilot

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105211463117
Genre : Aeronautics
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Category: Aeronautics

Visual Display

Author : Lynné Cooke
ISBN : 0941920321
Genre : Social Science
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A "highly recommended" (Library Journal) contribution to interdisciplinary debate about how cultural differences are implicit within visual forms.
Category: Social Science