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In the Red

In the Red

  • Author: Mark Tavener
  • Publisher: Crown
  • ISBN: 9780563384366
  • Category: Detective and mystery stories
  • Page: 214
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Set in the world of city finance, the BBC an d politics, In the Red is the blackly humorous tale of the i nvestigation into the deaths of several bank managers, all o f whom were murdered using 1 coins. '

Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

  • Author: Douglas Adams
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1476782997
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 260
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From Douglas Adams, the legendary author of one of the most beloved science fiction novels of all time, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, comes a wildly inventive novel—in trade paperback for the first time—of ghosts, time travel, and one detective’s mission to save humanity from extinction. DIRK GENTLY’S HOLISTIC DETECTIVE AGENCY We solve the whole crime We find the whole person Phone today for the whole solution to your problem (Missing cats and messy divorces a specialty) Douglas Adams, the “master of wacky words and even wackier tales” (Entertainment Weekly) once again boggles the mind with a completely unbelievable story of ghosts, time travel, eccentric computer geniuses, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, the end of the world, and—of course—missing cats.

More Fool Me: A Memoir

More Fool Me: A Memoir

  • Author: Stephen Fry
  • Publisher: The Overlook Press
  • ISBN: 1468312286
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 400
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Stephen Fry invites readers to take a glimpse at his life story in the unputdownable More Fool Me By his early thirties, Stephen Fry—writer, comedian, star of stage and screen—had, as they say, “made it.” Much loved on British television, author of a critically acclaimed and bestselling first novel, with a glamorous and glittering cast of friends, he had more work than was perhaps good for him. As the ’80s drew to a close, he began to burn the candle at both ends. Writing and recording by day, and haunting a neverending series of celebrity parties, drinking dens, and poker games by night, he was a high functioning addict. He was so busy, so distracted by the high life, that he could hardly see the inevitable, headlong tumble that must surely follow . . . Filled with raw, electric extracts from his diaries of the time, More Fool Me is a brilliant, eloquent account by a man driven to create and to entertain—revealing a side to him he has long kept hidden.

Welcome to Our Village Please Invade Carefully

Welcome to Our Village Please Invade Carefully

  • Author: Eddie Robson
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781471365560
  • Category:
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Warhorses of Letters

Warhorses of Letters

  • Author: Marie Phillips
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781785295164
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The Improv Handbook

The Improv Handbook

The Ultimate Guide to Improvising in Comedy, Theatre, and Beyond

  • Author: Tom Salinsky,Deborah Frances-White
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1350026174
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 520
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The Improv Handbook is the most comprehensive, smart, helpful and inspiring guide to improv available today. Applicable to comedians, actors, public speakers and anyone who needs to think on their toes, it features a range of games, interviews, descriptions and exercises that illuminate and illustrate the exciting world of improvised performance. First published in 2008, this second edition features a new foreword by comedian Mike McShane, as well as new exercises on endings, managing blind offers and master-servant games, plus new and expanded interviews with Keith Johnstone, Neil Mullarkey, Jeffrey Sweet and Paul Rogan. The Improv Handbook is a one-stop guide to the exciting world of improvisation. Whether you're a beginner, an expert, or would just love to try it if you weren't too scared, The Improv Handbook will guide you every step of the way.

Delete This at Your Peril

Delete This at Your Peril

The Bob Servant Emails

  • Author: Bob Servant,Neil Forsyth
  • Publisher: Birlinn
  • ISBN: 0857900005
  • Category: Humor
  • Page: 224
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This is an hilarious collection of email exchanges starring the anti-hero of spam, Bob Servant, now republished with previously unreleased material. Spam is the plague of the electronic age, comprising 90% of all emails sent and conning over 0150m a year from British victims. Into this wave of corruption steps the brave figure of Bob Servant - a former window cleaner and cheeseburger magnate with a love of wine, women and song as well as a keen sense of fair play. This wickedly funny and original book features the anarchic exchanges between Bob and the hapless spam merchants. As they offer Bob lost African millions, Russian brides and get-rich-quick scams he responds by generously offering some outlandish schemes of his own. The spammers may have breached his firewall, but they have met their match as Bob Servant rises heroically to the challenge, and sows confusion in his wake.

War Horses of Letters

War Horses of Letters

  • Author: Robert Hudson,Marie Philips
  • Publisher: Unbound
  • ISBN: 9781908717153
  • Category:
  • Page: 112
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This title presents newly discovered letters from Wellington's horse (Marengo) to Napoleon's horse (Copenhagen) and vice versa. It provides a satirical view of the Napoleonic wars.

The Code of the Woosters

The Code of the Woosters

  • Author: P. G. Wodehouse
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN: 0393342204
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 254
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“To dive into a Wodehouse novel is to swim in some of the most elegantly turned phrases in the English language.”—Ben Schott Follow the adventures of Bertie Wooster and his gentleman’s gentleman, Jeeves, in this stunning new edition of one of the greatest comic novels in the English language. When Aunt Dahlia demands that Bertie Wooster help her dupe an antique dealer into selling her an 18th-century cow-creamer. Dahlia trumps Bertie's objections by threatening to sever his standing invitation to her house for lunch, an unthinkable prospect given Bertie's devotion to the cooking of her chef, Anatole. A web of complications grows as Bertie's pal Gussie Fink-Nottle asks for counseling in the matter of his impending marriage to Madeline Bassett. It seems Madeline isn't his only interest; Gussie also wants to study the effects of a full moon on the love life of newts. Added to the cast of eccentrics are Roderick Spode, leader of a fascist organization called the Saviors of Britain, who also wants that cow-creamer, and an unusual man of the cloth known as Rev. H. P. "Stinker" Pinker. As usual, butler Jeeves becomes a focal point for all the plots and ploys of these characters, and in the end only his cleverness can rescue Bertie from being arrested, lynched, and engaged by mistake!

The Hidden Brain

The Hidden Brain

How Our Unconscious Minds Elect Presidents, Control Markets, Wage Wars, and Save Our Lives

  • Author: Shankar Vedantam
  • Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
  • ISBN: 9781588369390
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 288
  • View: 1777
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The hidden brain is the voice in our ear when we make the most important decisions in our lives—but we’re never aware of it. The hidden brain decides whom we fall in love with and whom we hate. It tells us to vote for the white candidate and convict the dark-skinned defendant, to hire the thin woman but pay her less than the man doing the same job. It can direct us to safety when disaster strikes and move us to extraordinary acts of altruism. But it can also be manipulated to turn an ordinary person into a suicide terrorist or a group of bystanders into a mob. In a series of compulsively readable narratives, Shankar Vedantam journeys through the latest discoveries in neuroscience, psychology, and behavioral science to uncover the darkest corner of our minds and its decisive impact on the choices we make as individuals and as a society. Filled with fascinating characters, dramatic storytelling, and cutting-edge science, this is an engrossing exploration of the secrets our brains keep from us—and how they are revealed.

Heroes

Heroes

  • Author: Robert Cormier
  • Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
  • ISBN: 0307530817
  • Category: Young Adult Fiction
  • Page: 144
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Francis Joseph Cassavant is 18. He has just returned home from the Second World War, and he has no face. He does have a gun and a mission: to murder his childhood hero. Francis lost most of his face when he fell on a grenade in France. He received the Silver Star for bravery, but was it really an act of heroism? Now, having survived, he is looking for a man he once admired and respected, a man adored my many people, a man who also received a Silver Star for bravery. A man who destroyed Francis’s life.

Boswell's Lives

Boswell's Lives

  • Author: Jon Canter
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781785294426
  • Category:
  • Page: N.A
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Absolutely Fabulous

Absolutely Fabulous

  • Author: Jennifer Saunders
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780140238853
  • Category: Absolutely fabulous (Television program)
  • Page: 140
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Originally published by BBC Books in 1993 and now available in paperback, a collection of scripts from the first series of the sitcom 'Absolutely Fabulous'.

Heroes

Heroes

  • Author: Stephen Fry
  • Publisher: Michael Joseph
  • ISBN: 9780241380369
  • Category:
  • Page: 400
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Few mere mortals have ever embarked on such bold and heart-stirring adventures, overcome myriad monstrous perils, or outwitted scheming vengeful gods, quite as stylishly and triumphantly as Greek heroes. Join Jason aboard the Argo as he quests for the Golden Fleece. See Atalanta - who was raised by bears - outrun any man before being tricked with golden apples. Witness wily Oedipus solve the riddle of the Sphinx and discover how Bellerophon captures the winged horse Pegasus to help him slay the monster Chimera. Heroesis the story of what we mortals are truly capable of - at our worst and our very best.

Political Ideologies

Political Ideologies

  • Author: CTI Reviews
  • Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
  • ISBN: 1497036747
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 321
  • View: 4995
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Facts101 is your complete guide to Political Ideologies. In this book, you will learn topics such as Nationalism, The Evolution of Democratic Theory, Liberal Democracy, Capitalism, and Beyond, and The Liberal Democratic Process plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Soupy Twists!

Soupy Twists!

The Full Official Story of the Sophisticated Silliness of Fry and Laurie

  • Author: Jem Roberts
  • Publisher: Unbound Publishing
  • ISBN: 1783526378
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 400
  • View: 5591
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This first ever, officially authorised biography of Fry & Laurie takes us on their journey from insecure Footlighters to international comedy heroes. It is the tale of a true friendship, a deep affection between two very funny men which has long been reflected back from an adoring public. Jem Roberts, acclaimed chronicler of Blackadder and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, covers everything from the excitement of being the first Perrier Award winners with The Cellar Tapes to the terrors of performing on Saturday Live, the collaborative warfare of Blackadder and the ultimate depiction of Wodehouse’s most inimitable characters, Jeeves & Wooster. Beyond this, the trials and tribulations of their remarkable subsequent separate career paths, from QI to House, will be explored for the first time. With tantalising, never-before-seen titbits from the A Bit of Fry & Laurie archive, and interviews with Emma Thompson, Richard Curtis, John Lloyd and more, this history of Fry & Laurie is an overdue celebration, paying tribute to a legacy of laughter from one of the funniest double acts of all time.

Cynicism in British Post-War Culture

Cynicism in British Post-War Culture

Ignorance, Dust and Disease

  • Author: K. Curran
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137444355
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 222
  • View: 1636
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This book is the first academic text to examine cynicism as a driving force in the context of post-war British culture. It maps a sensibility that transcends divisions between high and low culture, and encompasses figures such as Philip Larkin, John Lennon and Stephen Patrick Morrissey.

The radio companion

The radio companion

  • Author: Paul Donovan
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 301
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The Media

The Media

An Introduction

  • Author: Daniele Albertazzi,Paul Cobley
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317865227
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 592
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Today, arguably more than at any time in the past, media are the key players in contributing to what defines reality for the citizens of Europe and beyond. This book provides an introduction to the way that the media occupy such a position of prominence in contemporary human existence. This expanded and fully updated third edition of the bestselling The Media: An Introduction collects in one volume thirty-six specially commissioned essays to offer unrivalled breadth and depth for an introduction to the study of contemporary media. It addresses the fundamental questions about today’s media – for example, digitisation and its effects, new distribution technologies, and the implications of convergence, all set against the backdrop of a period of profound social and economic change in Europe and globally. Key features: Expert contributions on each topic Approachable, authoritative contributions provide a solid theoretical overview of the media industry and comprehensive empirical guide to the institutions that make up the media. Further Reading and related web-resource listings encourage further study. New to this edition: New five part structure provides a broad and coherent approach to media: Part 1 Understanding the Media; Part 2 What Are the Media?; Part 3 The Media Environment; Part 4 Audiences, Influences and Effects; Part 5 Media Representations. Brand new chapters on: Approaches to Media; Media Form; Models of Media Institutions; The Media in Europe; Photography; Book Publishing; Newspapers; Magazines; Radio; Television; The Internet and the Web; News Media; Economics; Policy; Public Service Broadcasting in Europe; Censorship and Freedom of Speech; Audience Research; Sexualities; Gender; Social Class; Media and Religion; The Body, Health and Illness; Nationality and Sex Acts. Other chapter topics from the last edition fully updated A wider, more comparative focus on Europe. The Media: An Introduction will be essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students of media studies, cultural studies, communication studies, journalism, film studies, the sociology of the media, popular culture and other related subjects.