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Author: Mick Manning
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0763697575
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Published in Hereford, England, in 2017 by Otter-Barry Books with the subtitle Explore inside the greatest library on earth.

Scoop

Author: Evelyn Waugh
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316216380
Size: 56.15 MB
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Lord Copper, newspaper magnate and proprietor of the Daily Beast, has always prided himself on his intuitive flair for spotting ace reporters. That is not to say he has not made the odd blunder, however, and may in a moment of weakness make another. Acting on a dinner party tip from Mrs. Algernon Stitch, Lord Copper feels convinced that he has hit on just the chap to cover a promising war in the African Republic of Ishmaelia. So begins Scoop, Waugh's exuberant comedy of mistaken identity and brilliantly irreverent satire of the hectic pursuit of hot news.

Netherland

Author: Joseph O'Neill
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307377593
Size: 37.59 MB
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New York Times Book Review Best Book of the Year In a New York City made phantasmagorical by the events of 9/11, and left alone after his English wife and son return to London, Hans van den Broek stumbles upon the vibrant New York subculture of cricket, where he revisits his lost childhood and, thanks to a friendship with a charismatic and charming Trinidadian named Chuck Ramkissoon, begins to reconnect with his life and his adopted country. As the two men share their vastly different experiences of contemporary immigrant life in America, an unforgettable portrait emerges of an "other" New York populated by immigrants and strivers of every race and nationality. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The British And Irish Short Story Handbook

Author: David Malcolm
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 144435521X
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The British and Irish Short Story Handbook guides readers through the development of the short story and the unique critical issues involved in discussions of short fiction. It includes a wide-ranging analysis of non-canonical and non-realist writers as well as the major authors and their works, providing a comprehensive and much-needed appraisal of this area. Guides readers through the development of the short story and critical issues involved in discussions of short fiction Offers a detailed discussion of the range of genres in the British and Irish short story Includes extensive analysis of non-canonical writers, such as Hubert Crackanthorpe, Ella D’Arcy, T.F. Powys, A.E. Coppard, Julian Maclaren-Ross, Mollie Panter-Downes, Denton Welch, and Sylvia Townsend Warner Provide a wide-ranging discussion of non-realist and experimental short stories Includes a large section on the British short story in the Second World War

On Modern British Fiction

Author: Zachary Leader
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199249336
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A landmark collection of newly commissioned essays on British fiction of the last fifty years by the very best contemporary novelists, critics, and academics, including contributions from Martin Amis, P. N. Furbank, Christopher Hitchens, Elizabeth Jane Howard, Ian McEwan, Hilary Mantel,Patrick Parrinder, Elaine Showalter, James Wood, and Michael Wood. Among the topics discussed are the 'Englishness' of English comic fiction, its political conservatism, fiction and exile, Scottish fiction, the comissioning and editing of modern fiction, reviewing, the adaptation of fiction to television, genre fiction ('Ladlit', science fiction, crime fiction),and fictional form. There are also original essays on individual authors, including Christopher Isherwood, Angus Wilson, Iris Murdoch, Penelope Fitzgerald, V. S. Pritchett, V. S. Naipaul, and Salman Rushdie. A fascinating collection for anyone seriously interested in modern British fiction.

British Hymn Books For Children 1800 1900

Author: Dr Alisa Clapp-Itnyre
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1472407016
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Examining nineteenth-century British hymns for children, Alisa Clapp-Itnyre argues that the unique qualities of children's hymnody created a space for children's empowerment. Unlike other literature of the era, hymn books were often compilations of many writers' hymns, presenting the discerning child with a multitude of perspectives on religion and childhood. In addition, the agency afforded children as singers meant that they were actively engaged with the text, music, and pictures of their hymnals. Clapp-Itnyre charts the history of children’s hymn-book publications from early to late nineteenth century, considering major denominational movements, the importance of musical tonality as it affected the popularity of hymns to both adults and children, and children’s reformation of adult society provided by such genres as missionary and temperance hymns. While hymn books appear to distinguish 'the child' from 'the adult', intricate issues of theology and poetry - typically kept within the domain of adulthood - were purposely conveyed to those of younger years and comprehension. Ultimately, Clapp-Itnyre shows how children's hymns complicate our understanding of the child-adult binary traditionally seen to be a hallmark of Victorian society. Intersecting with major aesthetic movements of the period, from the peaking of Victorian hymnody to the Golden Age of Illustration, children’s hymn books require scholarly attention to deepen our understanding of the complex aesthetic network for children and adults. Informed by extensive archival research, British Hymn Books for Children, 1800-1900 brings this understudied genre of Victorian culture to critical light.

British Culture

Author: David P. Christopher
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317569474
Size: 68.76 MB
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This third edition of British Culture is the complete introduction to culture and the arts in Britain today. Extensively illustrated and offering a wider range of topics than ever before, David P. Christopher identifies and analyses key areas in language, literature, film, TV, social media, popular music, sport and other fields, setting each one in a clear, historical context. British Culture enables students of British society to understand and enjoy a fascinating range of contemporary arts through an examination of current trends, such as the influence of business and commerce, the effects of globalization and the spread of digital communications. This new edition features: fully revised and updated chapters analyzing a range of key areas within British culture new chapters on cyberculture, heritage and festivals extracts from novels and plays. This student-friendly edition also strengthens reading and study skills through follow-up activities, weblinks and suggestions for further research. David P. Christopher's book is an engaging analysis of contemporary life and arts and, together with its companion website (www.routledge.com/cw/christopher), is essential reading for every student of modern Britain.