All That Glisters And Other Stories

Autor: Pat Lynch
ISBN: 1483412261
File Size: 39,86 MB
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Pat Lynch's work, with its astute social consciousness and reporter's sharp eye, tunes us in: to language with its revelations and betrayals, to subtexts, to nuance, to irony. Her characters engage us emotionally; her stories peel away the layers with humor and great humanity. Lynch is funny the way that Lear's fool is funny: she tells the truth. She is (as the teenage Dustin Blake would say in "Hand-Me-Downs") a "hella good" writer. -Susan Kelly-DeWitt, author of The Fortunate Islands Pat Lynch's work is a pleasure, especially if we define pleasure as delivering a world and a sensibility toward it that always rings true. Her most interesting characters are outsiders, people who find ways to live (and sometimes prevail) both inside and on the margins of society. She has a fine ear for their language, and a complicated sympathy for the situations she places them in. -Stephen Dunn, author of nineteen books of poetry and prose, including Different Hours, winner of the Pulitzer Prize

Hieroglyphics And Other Stories

Autor: Anne Donovan
Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN: 184767707X
File Size: 56,87 MB
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A beautiful collection - charming, witty and touching - these stories give voice to a variety of different characters: from the little girl who wants to look 'subtle' for her father's funeral, a child who has an email pen pal on Jupiter and an old lady who becomes a star through 'zimmerobics'. Often writing in a vibrant Glaswegian vernacular, Donovan deftly gives her characters authenticity with a searing power, aided and abetted by tender subtlety.

Buddha Da

Autor: Anne Donovan
Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN: 1847675522
File Size: 53,84 MB
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In her hugely acclaimed debut Anne Donovan tells an endearing, humorous yet unsentimental story of a working-class Glaswegian man who discovers Buddhism, rejects old habits and seeks a life more meaningful, only to alienate his immediate family in the process. Moving seamlessly between three family members, Donovan's clear-eyed, richly expressive prose sings off the page. Each character's voice has its own subtle rhythm and the conclusion is a poignant mixture of hope and lingering reservations. Buddha Da is a delight from one of Britain's best writers.

National 5 Higher English Scottish Short Texts

Autor: Willie McGuire
Publisher: Hodder Gibson
ISBN: 1471836185
File Size: 42,63 MB
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This title is endorsed by SQA. Shows students how they can enhance their writing skills and improve their National 5 grade, by detailing the basic Portfolio requirements and illustrating different writing forms that may be used. Writing skills in the Folio submission make up 30% of the marks in National 5 English, and this book has been written to show students how they can enhance those writing skills and improve their National 5 grade at the same time! As well as detailing the basic Folio requirements, the book explains and illustrates different writing forms that may be used, the 'writing process' and assessment criteria. Common errors - and how to avoid them - are illustrated, and suggested answers are also provided to typical tasks. - A completely authoritative one-volume guide to the Folio writing process, which makes up 30% of a candidate's grade at National 5 - Written by a highly experienced examiner and setter - Provides practical, down-to-earth guidance for students about the 'writing process'

The Merchant Of Venice

Autor: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476788480
File Size: 12,60 MB
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In The Merchant of Venice, the path to marriage is hazardous. To win Portia, Bassanio must pass a test prescribed by her father’s will, choosing correctly among three caskets or chests. If he fails, he may never marry at all. Bassanio and Portia also face a magnificent villain, the moneylender Shylock. In creating Shylock, Shakespeare seems to have shared in a widespread prejudice against Jews. Shylock would have been regarded as a villain because he was a Jew. Yet he gives such powerful expression to his alienation due to the hatred around him that, in many productions, he emerges as the hero. Portia is most remembered for her disguise as a lawyer, Balthazar, especially the speech in which she urges Shylock to show mercy that “droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven.” The authoritative edition of The Merchant of Venice from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the trusted and widely used Shakespeare series for students and general readers, includes: -The exact text of the printed book for easy cross-reference -Hundreds of hypertext links for instant navigation -Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play -Newly revised explanatory notes conveniently linked to the text of the play -Scene-by-scene plot summaries -A key to the play’s famous lines and phrases -An introduction to reading Shakespeare’s language -An essay by a leading Shakespeare scholar providing a modern perspective on the play -Fresh images from the Folger Shakespeare Library’s vast holdings of rare books -An annotated guide to further reading Essay by Alexander Leggatt The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, is home to the world’s largest collection of Shakespeare’s printed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs. For more information, visit

Shorts 3

Autor: Ali Smith
ISBN: 9780748662876
File Size: 30,84 MB
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The most prestigious short story competition in Britain led to the publication in 1998 of the first volume of Shorts, which was a number one bestseller for six weeks in Scotland. This is now the third collection to follow that initial success. Having already launched the writing careers of several new authors, this year's collection, selected from over 2,000 entries to the Macallan and Scotland on Sunday Short Story competition, represents the cream of Scottish writing. Edited and selected by the award-winning author, Ali Smith, this volume brings together established writers alongside a wealth of talented new voices.


Autor: Andi Watson
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
ISBN: 1506703194
File Size: 33,53 MB
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Strange things happen around Glister Butterworth and her family's English estate, including being forced to type the last novel of a ghostly author found in a haunted teapot.

All That Glistens

Autor: Anne Baker
Publisher: Headline
ISBN: 0755382420
File Size: 18,47 MB
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When a shocking secret is uncovered, a young woman must do everything to protect her father from a lifetime of unhappiness... A father's happiness rests on the shoulders of his loving daughter, in this heart-warming saga, All That Glistens, by much-loved author Anne Baker. Perfect for fans of Sheila Newberry and Lindsey Hutchinson. When jeweller Edwin Jardine gives a job to Hilda Thorpe, his daughter Jane suspects that he's been blinded to the attractive widow's flaws by her looks and her hard luck story (she's alone with a teenage daughter, Kitty). Jane's dismayed when Edwin and Hilda become romantically involved; she knows that her father deserves happiness again after the death of her mother, but must it be with Hilda? With the help of her new fiancé, Nick, Jane begins to unravel the shocking truth about Hilda's past - and soon she fears that Edwin may be about to take a step he will live to regret bitterly. What Amazon readers are saying about All That Glistens: 'I liked this book - the characters were enjoyable, even the baddies. Written well, good storyline' 'Once I got into it I could not put it down - not the ending I was expecting'

Southern Women Writers

Autor: Tonette Bond Inge
Publisher: University Alabama Press
File Size: 18,80 MB
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These fifteen essays assess the work of the women of the third generation of Southern writers. While the Southern Literary Renaissance was initiated by a generation of writers, the leading members of whom were men--among them William Faulkner, Thomas Wolfe, Robert Penn Warren--the next generation introduced some major female talents, in particular Eudora Welty, Flannery O'Connor, and Carson McCullers. This book hails the third generation, of predominantly female writers, whose major works have been published during the period from 1950 to the present.