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The Stargazey

Author : Martha Grimes
ISBN : 9781476732985
Genre : Fiction
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Saturday night. It was not a night to be spending alone, riding a bus. When he was a teenager at the comprehensive, Saturday night without a girl, without a date, without at least your mates to raise hell with, Saturday night alone would have been shameful. One wouldn’t want to be seen alone on a Saturday night…. Who are you kidding? That was never your life, Jury, not yours.
Category: Fiction

Stargazey World

Author : Christine Dawe
ISBN : 9781788035712
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Stargazey World follows the story of Sheena Robinson, a feisty, complex youngster who often feels guilty about her lack of concentration. At school her work doesn’t improve and her chaotic mop of tangled green hair is mocked, but this feisty Scouser has the ready wit and true grit to deal with her bullies. When Sheena visits Cornwall for her cousin’s wedding, she must share a bedroom with the tomboyish Carys. By day everything is normal, but by night the animals on the bedroom wallpaper come to life. The creatures take the girls on adventures around Stargazey World, a strange place mutated by Sheena’s imagination and muddled thinking. As the adventures play out, the girls face a fight against evil and injustice when they are attacked by bizarre beings including Thunder, a deadly leather-clad rockstar and his sister Lightning, a glitzy murderous screwball. They must take on Earthquake, a destructive monster from the deep and Fire, a vibrant and uncontrollable dancer. In each battle, Sheena is helped by a different animal from the wallpaper. First, the chivalrous elephant, Ahem, then Sport the streetwise kangaroo. Help also arrives in the form of Pal the bear, a gentle giant, and the agile and resourceful Chatty the mongoose. Courageously, Sheena, Carys and the heroic animals outwit each threatening hazard. Christine Dawe’s debut children’s book is a modern fantasy adventure with flashes of humour. The story encourages readers to have courage in the face of adversity, even when faced with life-threatening jeopardy. Inspired by the work of David Walliams, Roald Dahl and J. M. Barrie, Stargazey World will appeal to young readers aged 8-11 years who enjoy fantasy and adventure stories.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Martha Grimes Walks Into A Pub

Author : Sarah D. Fogle
ISBN : 9780786485062
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Since the 1979 discovery of her work in a slush pile at Little, Brown, Martha Grimes has gone on to publish more than 30 books, win international acclaim (and a Nero Wolfe Award) for her detective series, and develop a following of readers whose loyalty translates to repeated stays on the best-sellers lists. This collection of 10 critical essays provides an in-depth analysis of Grimes’ oeuvre, principally the Richard Jury, Emma Graham, and Andi Oliver series. The essays address Grimes’ themes of parental abandonment, loneliness, obsession, greed, mistaken and dual identity, the resilience of children, stunted romantic relationships and animal cruelty. Particular attention is paid to her engaging characters, strong sense of place and the comedy, which feature so strongly in her novels.
Category: Literary Criticism

Acting Daft

Author : Amanda Maclachlanpeglerpegler
ISBN : 9781847474919
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DescriptionHenry and Winston are twins. They develop a secret language between themselves which leads to them being misdiagnosed as having learning difficulties. They soon discover that this diagnosis helps them get away with more than their long suffering brother and sister. However as they get older they start to realise that acting daft is not as brilliant as they first thought. Is it too late to come out of the closet so to speak? About the Author Amanda has suffered from schizophrenia as long as she can remember. However she remained undiagnosed for years and got through school and nurse training to become a learning disabilities nurse as it is now called. When she was twenty six someone spiked her drink in a pub which led to her capture by the psychiatric dept. Now thanks to their treatment she is on long term sick leave and probably will stay there for the rest of her life. Having experienced both sides of the psychiatric fence most of her fictional writing is concerned with some type of mental health problem.

The Grave Maurice

Author : Martha Grimes
ISBN : 1101098961
Genre : Fiction
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"Chew on this," says Melrose Plant to Richard Jury, who's in the hospital being driven crazy by Hannibal, a nurse who likes to speculate on his chances for survival. Jury could use a good story, preferably one not ending with his own demise. Plant tells Jury of something he overheard in The Grave Maurice, a pub near the hospital. A woman told an intriguing story about a girl named Nell Ryder, granddaughter to the owner of the Ryder Stud Farm in Cambridgeshire, who went missing more than a year before and has never been found. What is especially interesting to Plant is that Nell is also the daughter of Jury's surgeon. But Nell's disappearance isn't the only mystery at the Ryder farm. A woman has been found dead on the track-a woman who was a stranger even to the Ryders. But not to Plant. She's the woman he saw in The Grave Maurice. Together with Jury, Nell's family, and the Cambridgeshire police, Plant embarks on a search to find Nell and bring her home. But is there more to their mission than just restoring a fifteen-year-old girl to her family? The Grave Maurice is the eighteenth entry in the Richard Jury series and, from its pastoral opening to its calamitous end, is full of the same suspense and humor that devoted readers expect from Martha Grimes.
Category: Fiction

Cut Loose Quilts

Author : Jan Mullen
ISBN : 9781607050445
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Stack, slice, switch, and sew your way to crooked versions of traditional quilt blocks! Jan’s easy techniques dispense with perfection and show you how easy it is to follow your own crooked path. 18 fun, colorful projects--with no points to match, you’ll want to make every one of them! Easy enough for beginners, while experienced quilters will love the challenge of modifying favorite blocks. Learn Jan’s “ish” factor for super-simple cutting and piecing. Designs are based on traditional quilt block patterns.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

The Man With A Load Of Mischief

Author : Martha Grimes
ISBN : 1854790366
Genre : Detective and mystery stories
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The novel in which English sleuth Richard Jury makes his first appearance.
Category: Detective and mystery stories

The Dirty Duck

Author : Martha Grimes
ISBN : 0451411390
Genre : Fiction
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Lines from an unknown poem are the trademark of a brutal killer preying on a group of wealthy Americans visiting Stratford and bedeviling the investigation of Scotland Yard's Richard Jury. Reprint.
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The Train Now Departing

Author : Martha Grimes
ISBN : 0747256977
Genre : Interpersonal relations
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These two linked novellas, The Train now Departing and When 'The Mousetrap' Closes, both explore emotional isolation and identity within human relationships.
Category: Interpersonal relations

The Blue Last

Author : Martha Grimes
ISBN : 0747268428
Genre : Detective and mystery stories
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Chief Inspector Michael Haggerty asks Richard Jury to prove brewing magnate Oliver Tynedale's granddaughter is an impostor. Excavation of Tynedale's bombed London pub, the Blue Last, has turned up two skeletons - was the child found his real granddaughter? Meanwhile Melrose Plant reluctantly poses as an under gardener to investigate the nanny who purportedly saved the baby's life.
Category: Detective and mystery stories