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The Crocodile by the Door

The Crocodile by the Door

The Story of a House, a Farm and a Family

  • Author: Selina Guinness
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0241960231
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 256
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The Crocodile by the Door by Selina Guinness - shortlisted for the Costa Biography Award - is a remarkable, compelling and moving memoir of a farm, a family and a home. When Selina Guinness and her partner Colin, both young academics, moved in with Selina's uncle Charles, an elderly bachelor, they had no idea what the coming years held for them: a crash course in farming, tense discussions with helicopter-borne property developers, human tragedy, and the challenge of dragging a quasi-feudal estate at the edge of Dublin into the twenty-first century. The Crocodile by the Door - a dazzling debut memoir that will appeal to fans of Edmund de Waal, William Fiennes and Richard Benson's The Farm - tells this remarkable story. 'Something close to a small masterpiece ... enchanting and hopeful' Miranda Seymour, Daily Telegraph (five stars) 'A surprisingly entertaining primer on the travails of farming today,from ungovernable sheep to unfathomable bureaucracy; a fascinating glimpse of what had become of the Anglo-Irish by the late 20th century and into the 21st; an elegant modern pastoral and, at the same time, an astute dismantling of that genre; and a meditation on the meaning of labour, and on how hard work shapes identity as well as achievement.... A remarkable book' Belinda McKeon, Guardian 'Guinness is an astute observer and stylish chronicler of landscape, architecture and human character. ... she describes her domestic setbacks and achievements with engaging candour.' Irish Times 'A memoir so exceptional that it deserves to be ranked as the Irish Book of the Year' Irish Independent 'A very fine writer with a lovely turn of phrase ... Stories need adversity and the overcoming of obstacles and The Crocodile by the Door has plenty' Spectator 'Astutely chronicling the wider story of Ireland's downfall through the prism of the farming life, Guinness's book is the unexpected hit of the year' Sunday Business Post 'Beautifully wrought ... The book is rich in beautiful imagery ... This is the story of bringing a landscape to life, and it is glorious' Evening Herald

When You Dance with the Crocodile

When You Dance with the Crocodile

  • Author: E. Muller
  • Publisher: African Books Collective
  • ISBN: 999168784X
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 114
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The Dynamics of Interactional Humor

The Dynamics of Interactional Humor

Creating and negotiating humor in everyday encounters

  • Author: Villy Tsakona,Jan Chovanec
  • Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company
  • ISBN: 9027264627
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 316
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This book deals with the construction of diverse forms of humor in everyday oral, written, and mediatized interactions. It sheds light on the differences and, most importantly, the similarities in the production of interactional humor in face-to-face and various technology-mediated forms of communication, including scripted and non-scripted situations. The chapters analyze humor-related issues in such genres as spontaneous conversations, broadcast dialogues, storytelling, media blogs, bilingual conversations, stand-up comedy, TV documentaries, drama series, family sitcoms, Facebook posts, and internet memes. The individual authors trace how speakers collaboratively circulate, reconstruct, and (re)frame either personal or public accounts of reality, aiming –among other things– to produce and/or reproduce humor. Rather than being “finished” products with a “single” interpretation, humorous texts are thus approached as dynamic communicative events that give rise to diverse interpretations and meanings. The book draws on a variety of up-to-date approaches and methodologies, and will appeal to scholars in discourse analysis, conversation analysis, interactional sociolinguistics, pragmatics, ethnography of communication, and social semiotics.

The Witchlord and the Weaponmaster

The Witchlord and the Weaponmaster

  • Author: Hugh Cook
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 1411685849
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 732
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This massive novel of 57 chapters and about 250,000 words is the story of a barbarian named Guest Gulkan. Before buying, see the free PDF file at zenvirus.com/witchlord to check if the book format is okay for you. The PDF contains the front matter and the first chapter. Format: 8.5 inches wide by 11 inches tall.

The biblical museum. Old Testament

The biblical museum. Old Testament

  • Author: James Comper Gray
  • Publisher: N.A
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The Crocodile

The Crocodile

  • Author: John Tully
  • Publisher: John Tully
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 67
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The year is 1811. The place is Lyme Regis, a small town on the South Coast of England which was growing in popularity as a seaside resort. The Crocodile is the story of Mary Anning who, when she was only 11 years old, made the stupendous discovery of a fossil dinosaur on the nearby cliffs. The creature was described as a ‘crocodile’ in deference to a Church which could not accept that unknown species could have lived . . . and died. The Napoleonic Wars were being fought at that time. Britain and France were enemies and French spies could be found even in Lyme Regis — a danger to all concerned.

The Snake, the Crocodile and the Dog

The Snake, the Crocodile and the Dog

  • Author: Elizabeth Peters
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1472100964
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 400
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In Amelia's seventh adventure, she and Emerson take passage on a boat travelling up the Nile, enjoying a second honeymoon while they search for Nefertiti's tomb. On the other hand, they might be heading towards murder. An exotic slave woman, a Siamese cat and a den of conspirators unite to snatch away Amelia's happiness unless she reveals a certain secret...and at the remote dig in Amarna what she uncovers is a shocking present-day peril: the loss of treasures far more precious than any antiquity - her husband's love or both their lives!

The Crocodile Masquerade

The Crocodile Masquerade

Voodoo Fetish

  • Author: Quig Shelby
  • Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
  • ISBN: 1783337192
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 289
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After the murder of his family in South Africa, Joost van Houten relocates to London, and opens a nursing agency. When he falls for albino nurse Bheki Ncube they both become the target of a voodoo gang, and high preistess Dela Eden Obi. Joost has an old African crocodile mask that mediates between the living and the dead, and Bheki her delicious body, worth a fortune in ritual magic parts. But when the chance of resurrecting his wife arrives, Joost must make the hardest decision of his life - whom to love. And whilst Bheki flips from sub to domme, dela's murderous husband is facing a life locked in chastity.

The Curse of the Crocodile King

The Curse of the Crocodile King

  • Author: Susan Gates
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1448120276
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 288
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No-one the Croc King curses ever escapes Avenger . . . Avenger never gives up. It always tracks you down. Frankie Sparks and her brother Jin are going about their lives as normal, when Mizz Z, the formidable secret agent, arrives in town on a mission. She's on the hunt for some ancient relics, relics that everybody thinks have lost their powers completely. Everybody is wrong . . . The spirit of the tyrant Crocodile King has been lurking for years, waiting for his chance to return and release Avenger, his killing-machine tracker, once more . . . Frankie and Jin find themselves caught up in a centuries-old curse. Can they help Mizz Z to break it, or will the evil Avenger claim another victim . . . ?

Ballou's Dollar Monthly Magazine

Ballou's Dollar Monthly Magazine

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