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British Book News

British Book News

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Best books
  • Page: N.A
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Includes no. 53a: British wartime books for young people.

British Book News

British Book News

  • Author: H. R. F. Keating
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780711202498
  • Category: Best books
  • Page: 320
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Universal Harvester

Universal Harvester

A Novel

  • Author: John Darnielle
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • ISBN: 0374714029
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 224
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New York Times Bestseller “Brilliant . . . Darnielle is a master at building suspense, and his writing is propulsive and urgent; it’s nearly impossible to stop reading . . . [Universal Harvester is] beyond worthwhile; it’s a major work by an author who is quickly becoming one of the brightest stars in American fiction.” —Michael Schaub, Los Angeles Times “Grows in menace as the pages stack up . . . [But] more sensitive than one would expect from a more traditional tale of dread.” —Joe Hill, New York Times Book Review “The most unsettling book I’ve read since House of Leaves.” —Adam Morgan, Electric Literature Life in a small town takes a dark turn when mysterious footage begins appearing on VHS cassettes at the local Video Hut. So begins Universal Harvester, the haunting and masterfully unsettling new novel from John Darnielle, author of the New York Times Bestseller and National Book Award Nominee Wolf in White Van Jeremy works at the Video Hut in Nevada, Iowa. It’s a small town in the center of the state—the first a in Nevada pronounced ay. This is the late 1990s, and even if the Hollywood Video in Ames poses an existential threat to Video Hut, there are still regular customers, a rush in the late afternoon. It’s good enough for Jeremy: it’s a job, quiet and predictable, and it gets him out of the house, where he lives with his dad and where they both try to avoid missing Mom, who died six years ago in a car wreck. But when a local schoolteacher comes in to return her copy of Targets—an old movie, starring Boris Karloff, one Jeremy himself had ordered for the store—she has an odd complaint: “There’s something on it,” she says, but doesn’t elaborate. Two days later, a different customer returns a different tape, a new release, and says it’s not defective, exactly, but altered: “There’s another movie on this tape.” Jeremy doesn’t want to be curious, but he brings the movies home to take a look. And, indeed, in the middle of each movie, the screen blinks dark for a moment and the movie is replaced by a few minutes of jagged, poorly lit home video. The scenes are odd and sometimes violent, dark, and deeply disquieting. There are no identifiable faces, no dialogue or explanation—the first video has just the faint sound of someone breathing— but there are some recognizable landmarks. These have been shot just outside of town. In Universal Harvester, the once placid Iowa fields and farmhouses now sinister and imbued with loss and instability and profound foreboding. The novel will take Jeremy and those around him deeper into this landscape than they have ever expected to go. They will become part of a story that unfolds years into the past and years into the future, part of an impossible search for something someone once lost that they would do anything to regain. “This chilling literary thriller follows a video store clerk as he deciphers a macabre mystery through clues scattered among the tapes his customers rent. A page-tuning homage to In Cold Blood and The Ring.” —O: The Oprah Magazine “A stellar encore after the success of [Darnielle’s] debut novel, Wolf in White Van . . . Beneath the eerie gauze of this book, I felt an undercurrent of humanity and hope.” —Manuel Roig-Franzia, The Washington Post “[Universal Harvester is] so wonderfully strange, almost Lynchian in its juxtaposition of the banal and the creepy, that my urge to know what the hell was going on caused me to go full throttle . . . [But] Darnielle hides so much beautiful commentary in the book’s quieter moments that you would be remiss not to slow down.” —Abram Scharf, MTV News “Universal Harvester is a novel about noticing hidden things, particularly the hurt and desperation that people bear under their exterior of polite reserve . . . Mr. Darnielle possesses the clairvoyant’s gift for looking beneath the surface.” —Sam Sacks, The Wall Street Journal “[Universal Harvester is] constantly unnerving, wrapped in a depressed dread that haunts every passage. But it all pays off with surprising emotionality.” —Kevin Nguyen, GQ.com “Darnielle writes beautifully . . . He builds a deep sense of foreboding by giving pieces of the puzzle in such a way that you really can’t see the solution until that final piece is in place.” —Salem Macknee, News & Observer

The Animators

The Animators

A Novel

  • Author: Kayla Rae Whitaker
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 0812989295
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 384
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“A wildly original novel that pulses with heart and truth . . . That this powerful exploration of friendship, desire, ambition, and secrets manages to be ebullient, gripping, heartbreaking, and deeply deeply funny is a testament to Kayla Rae Whitaker’s formidable gifts. I was so sorry to reach the final page. Sharon and Mel will stay with me for a very long time.”—Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney, author of The Nest ONE OF THE BEST DEBUT NOVELS OF THE YEAR—Entertainment Weekly ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR—NPR, Kirkus Reviews, BookPage She was the first person to see me as I had always wanted to be seen. It was enough to indebt me to her forever. In the male-dominated field of animation, Mel Vaught and Sharon Kisses are a dynamic duo, the friction of their differences driving them: Sharon, quietly ambitious but self-doubting; Mel, brash and unapologetic, always the life of the party. Best friends and artistic partners since the first week of college, where they bonded over their working-class roots and obvious talent, they spent their twenties ensconced in a gritty Brooklyn studio. Working, drinking, laughing. Drawing: Mel, to understand her tumultuous past, and Sharon, to lose herself altogether. Now, after a decade of striving, the two are finally celebrating the release of their first full-length feature, which transforms Mel’s difficult childhood into a provocative and visually daring work of art. The toast of the indie film scene, they stand at the cusp of making it big. But with their success come doubt and destruction, cracks in their relationship threatening the delicate balance of their partnership. Sharon begins to feel expendable, suspecting that the ever-more raucous Mel is the real artist. During a trip to Sharon’s home state of Kentucky, the only other partner she has ever truly known—her troubled, charismatic childhood best friend, Teddy—reenters her life, and long-buried resentments rise to the surface, hastening a reckoning no one sees coming. A funny, heartbreaking novel of friendship, art, and trauma, The Animators is about the secrets we keep and the burdens we shed on the road to adulthood. “Suffused with humor, tragedy and deep insights about art and friendship.”—People “[A] stunning debut.”—Variety “A compulsively readable portrait of women as incandescent artists and intimate collaborators.”—Elle

Five on Brexit Island

Five on Brexit Island

  • Author: Bruno Vincent
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781786483843
  • Category: Famous Five (Fictitious characters)
  • Page: 112
  • View: 2006
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Enid Blyton's books are beloved the world over and The Famous Five have been the perennial favourite of her fans. Now, in this new series of Enid Blyton for Grown-Ups, can George, Dick, Anne, Julian and Timmy survive the ultimate test of their friendship: Brexit? It is the night of the referendum and the Five have retired to Kirrin Island to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine, fed up with the rancour of public debate. George is firmly a 'remainer,' whilst Julian, who is in the 'Brexit' camp, is tolerated on the grounds that Anne cannot bear to go camping without him. (Timmy, largely apolitical but not keen on cats or rabbits, joins them too.) The night is tempestuous in more ways than one. George has managed to rig up a satellite link with the mainland so they can keep abreast of the news, and they sit huddled around the fire, amidst some tension, as George's initial hope that the 'remainers' will triumph proves premature... Meanwhile, a violent storm whips up. The damage is apparent as the new day dawns and George declares a new meaning for Brexit: Kirrin Island is exiting Britain...that is, until the red tape becomes too much of a challenge and their happy life together is under threat. Perfect for anyone sick of hearing that 'Brexit means Brexit', or for that relative you're still not talking to because of how they voted...

The News of the World and the British Press, 1843-2011

The News of the World and the British Press, 1843-2011

'Journalism for the Rich, Journalism for the Poor'

  • Author: Laurel Brake,Chandrika Kaul,Mark W. Turner
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137392053
  • Category: History
  • Page: 311
  • View: 9516
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This volume is the first scholarly treatment of the News of the World from news-rich broadsheet to sensational tabloid. Contributors uncover new facts and discuss a range of topics including Sunday journalism, gender, crime, empire, political cartoons, the mass market, investigative techniques and the Leveson Inquiry.

The Statesman's Year-Book 1984-85

The Statesman's Year-Book 1984-85

  • Author: J. Paxton
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 0230271138
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 1728
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The classic reference work that provides annually updated information on the countries of the world.

The Skripal Files

The Skripal Files

The Life and Near Death of a Russian Spy

  • Author: Mark Urban
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
  • ISBN: 125020772X
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 320
  • View: 481
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The explosive story of the poisoning of the former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and what it reveals about the growing clandestine conflict between the West and Russia Salisbury, England: March 4, 2018. Slumped on a bench, paralyzed and barely able to breathe, were a former Russian intelligence officer named Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia. Sergei had been living a quiet life in England since 2010, when he was expelled from Russia as part of a spy swap; he had been serving a lengthy prison sentence for working secretly for the British intelligence agency MI6. On this Sunday afternoon, he and his daughter had just finished lunch at a local restaurant when they started to feel faint. Within minutes they were close to death. The Skripals had been poisoned, not with a familiar toxin but with Novichok, a deadly nerve agent developed in southern Russia. Was this a message from the Kremlin that traitors would not escape violent death, even on British soil? As Sergei and Yulia fought for their lives, and the British government and their allies sought answers, relations between the West and Russia descended to a new low. The Skripal Files is a remarkable and definitive account of Sergei Skripal’s story, which lays bare the new spy war between Russia and the West. Mark Urban, the diplomatic and defense editor for the BBC, met with Skripal in the months before his poisoning, learning about his career in Russian military intelligence, how he became a British agent, his imprisonment in Russia, and the events that led to his release. Skripal’s first-hand accounts and experiences reveal the high stakes of a new spy game that harks back to the chilliest days of the Cold War.

The Statesman's Year-Book 1974-75

The Statesman's Year-Book 1974-75

The Encyclopaedia for the Businessman-of-the-World

  • Author: J. Paxton
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 0230271030
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 1644
  • View: 8199
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The classic reference work that provides annually updated information on the countries of the world.

The how to be British Collection Two

The how to be British Collection Two

  • Author: Martyn Ford,Peter Legon
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780952287063
  • Category: English language
  • Page: 64
  • View: 6887
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British Children's Fiction in the Second World War

British Children's Fiction in the Second World War

  • Author: Owen Dudley Edwards
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
  • ISBN: 074862872X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 752
  • View: 3961
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What children read in the Second World War had an immense effect on how they came of age as they faced the new world. This time was unique for British children--parental controls were often relaxed if not absent, and the radio and reading assumed greater significance for most children than they had in the more structured past or were to do in the more crowded future. Owen Dudley Edwards discusses reading, children's radio, comics, films and book-related play-activity in relation to value systems, the child's perspective versus the adult's perspective, the development of sophistication, retention and loss of pre-war attitudes and their post-war fate. British literature is placed in a wider context through a consideration of what British writing reached the USA, and vice versa, and also through an exploration of wartime Europe as it was shown to British children. Questions of leadership, authority, individualism, community, conformity, urban-rural division, ageism, class, race, and gender awareness are explored. In this incredibly broad-ranging book, covering over 100 writers, Owen Dudley Edwards looks at the literary inheritance when the war broke out and asks whether children's literary diet was altered in the war temporarily or permanently. Concerned with the effects of the war as a whole on what children could read during the war and what they made of it, he reveals the implications of this for the world they would come to inhabit.

The Statesman's Year-Book 1977-78

The Statesman's Year-Book 1977-78

  • Author: J. Paxton
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 0230271065
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 1644
  • View: 4621
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The classic reference work that provides annually updated information on the countries of the world.

Three 14th Century English Mystics

Three 14th Century English Mystics

  • Author: Phyllis Hodgson,British Council,National Book League (Great Britain)
  • Publisher: London : published for the British Council and the National Book League by Longmans
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Christian literature, English (Middle)
  • Page: 47
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Discusses R. Rolle, The cloud of unknowing and W. Hilton.

Yeats Annual No 7

Yeats Annual No 7

including Essays in Memory of Richard Ellmann

  • Author: Warwick Gould
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1349079510
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 315
  • View: 4660
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The essays in Yeats Annual No 7 are dedicated to the memory of Richard Ellmann, one of the great pioneer critics of W.B.Yeats. They have been contributed by distinguished colleagues and friends of Richard Ellmann, chosen on his advice. The volume also contains much new material by Yeats himself - a new and virtually complete early draft of his novel The Speckled Bird, here entitled 'The Lilies of the Lord' and two new poems from The Flame of the Spirit manuscript book, given to Maud Gonne in 1981.

H. G. Wells

H. G. Wells

  • Author: Kenneth Young
  • Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 58
  • View: 7789
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Bernard Shaw

Bernard Shaw

  • Author: Margery M. Morgan
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 44
  • View: 2631
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H. G. Wells

H. G. Wells

  • Author: Montgomery Belgion
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 43
  • View: 8237
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