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Chang and Eng

Author : Darin Strauss
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This stunning novel combines fiction with astonishing fact to tell the story of history’s most famous conjoined twins. Born in Siam in 1811—on a squalid houseboat on the Mekong River—Chang and Eng Bunker were international celebrities before the age of twenty. Touring the world’s stages as a circus act, they settled in the American South just prior to the Civil War. They eventually married two sisters from North Carolina, fathering twenty-one children between them, and lived for more than six decades never more than seven inches apart, attached at the chest by a small band of skin and cartilage. Woven from the fabric of fact, myth, and imagination, Strauss’s narrative gives poignant, articulate voice to these legendary brothers, and humanizes the freakish legend that grew up around them. Sweeping from the Far East and the court of the King of Siam to the shared intimacy of their lives in America, Chang and Eng rescues one of the nineteenth century’s most fabled human oddities from the sideshow of history, drawing from their extraordinary lives a novel of exceptional power and beauty.

Literary Polyrhythms

Author : S. Robert Gnanamony
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On 20th century Indic and English literature; articles.

The Individual and Society

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A Fire in the North

Author : David Bilsborough
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This second volume picks up the ongoing story in a tunnel leading out of enchanted mountain realm of Eotunlandt. Fighting their way through subterranean dangers, Nibulus and his diminished retinue of ‘questers’ finally reach the open again, only to discover that their rivals the Thieves have mysteriously disappeared. Meanwhile, Gapp and a sinisterly altered Methuselech continue towards Wrythe, the last settlement. They find the population strangely degenerated, under the influence of a local leader, in fact the evil being Scathur who has been hiding there for five hundred years, awaiting his moment of vengeance. Scathur recognises that inside Methuselech is the outcast soul of a rival necromancer, Mauglad, so imprisons them both till they manage to flee for their lives. The rest of the original questers also turn up for a scary sojourn in Wrythe, before heading on to Melhus island with Scathur’s deathly henchmen in pursuit. During strange dreams, the wanderer Bolldhe learns he must use a strange sword he has found to kill the evil demigod Drauglir, once and for all. They all venture into Melhus (the Underworld), contesting with the hosts of the dead sent against them. There ensues a colossal battle, with thrills and spills and monumental destruction, before the questers achieve an unexpected victory –and most of them will return to Nordwas sadder but wiser.

Broken Families Splintered Children

Author : Donna Clementoni
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A contemporary,poetic perspective of the emotions of parties involved in the storms of divorce and the roads to recovery and self-renewal.Passionate, insightful and often instrospective, Donna Clementoni's words will strike a chord with her readers who felt the thoughts and emotions she writes about.

The Splinter King

Author : Mike Brooks
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THE WORLD FRACTURES AS A DEAD GOD RISES . . . Darel, dragon knight and the new leader of Black Keep, must travel to the palace of the God-King to beg for the lives of his people. But in the capital of Narida, Marin and his warrior husband will be drawn into a palace coup, and Princess Tila will resort to murder to keep her hold on power. In the far reaches of the kingdom an heir in exile is hunted by assassins, rumours of a rival God-King abound, and daemonic forces from across the seas draw ever nearer... A saga of truly epic proportions, The Splinter King is the captivating sequel to Mike Brooks' The Black Coast. A spectacular adventure featuring a large cast of dragon riders, royalty, knights and deities, this new series is an unmissable treat for any fantasy reader.

Splinter the Silence

Author : Val McDermid
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Pre-order Val McDermid's masterful new thriller, 1989, now! ___________________ 'The Queen of Crime reigns again with a thrill from Hill' Independent 'No one can plot or tell a story like she can' Daily Express 'That day, waiting had been almost unbearable. He wanted something more spectacular, something that couldn't be ignored. These deaths needed to make a mark . . .' Psychological profiler Tony Hill is trained to see patterns, to decode the mysteries of human behaviour, and when he comes across a series of suicides among women tormented by vicious online predators, he begins to wonder if there is more to these tragedies than meets the eye. Similar circumstances, different deaths. Could it be murder? But what kind of serial killer wants his crimes to stay hidden? Former DCI Carol Jordan has her own demons to confront, but with lives at stake, Tony and Carol begin the hunt for the most dangerous and terrifying kind of killer - someone who has nothing to fear and nothing to lose . . . A gripping, chilling, suspenseful novel from the number one bestseller. ___________________ Praise for Val McDermid: 'It grabs the reader by the throat and never lets go' Daily Mail 'So gripping it puts your life on hold' The Times 'As good a psychological thriller as it is possible to get' Sunday Express 'One of today's most accomplished crime writers' Literary Review 'McDermid remains unrivalled' Observer This is the ninth book in the bestselling Tony Hill and Carol Jordan series.

Courage in the Face of the Enemy Tales of Bravery and Horror from the American Civil War

Author : Ambrose Bierce
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Ambrose Bierce enlisted in the Union Army at the outbreak of the American Civil War and fought with distinction for 4 years, even earning recognition of his bravery in the newspapers of the day for a daring rescue attempt of gravely wounded comrade. His wartime experiences greatly effected his later writing. Here is a collection of the short stories Bierce penned on the topic of war, death, loss and betrayal.

Notes and Queries

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Notes and Queries A Medium of Inter Communication for Literary Men Artists Antiquaries Genealogists Etc

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