Killing My Own Snakes

Author: Ann Leslie
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0230738842
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She has been shot at by Bosnian snipers, been pursued by Robert Mugabe’s notorious secret police, filed from the North Korean border, propositioned by both Salvador Dali and David Niven and been driven maniacally through London by Steve McQueen. But Ann Leslie’s life is every bit as remarkable as her career. A daughter of the Raj, she was born in India and the strongest influence on her early life was an illiterate Pashtun bearer, who saved her life during Partition. Her mother, a great beauty, was indifferent to her eldest daughter and she was sent to the first of a series of boarding-schools aged just four, eventually winning a scholarship to Oxford. After graduating she began her career at the Manchester office of the Daily Express, where the news editor took an instant dislike to her - she was a southerner, educated and – worst of all – female. Despite his best efforts she was soon given her own column. Then, after a stint covering show business she was appointed Foreign Correspondent of the Daily Mail, an association that endures today, almost forty years later, and one which finally allowed her real talent to shine through. Killing My Own Snakes is a witty, incident-filled account of an extraordinary life, a fascinating self-portrait of one the most influential journalists of our time.

The Collected Works Of Joseph Conrad Novels Short Stories Letters Memoirs

Author: Joseph Conrad
Publisher: Musaicum Books
ISBN: 8075839196
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Musaicum Books presents to you this carefully created volume of "The Collected Works of Joseph Conrad.” This ebook has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Content: Novels Almayer's Folly An Outcast of the Islands The Nigger of the 'Narcissus' Heart of Darkness Lord Jim The Inheritors Typhoon & Falk The End of the Tether Romance Nostromo The Secret Agent The Nature of a Crime Under Western Eyes Chance Victory The Shadow Line The Arrow of Gold The Rescue Short Stories Point of Honor: A Military Tale Falk: A Reminiscence Amy Foster To-morrow Karain, A Memory The Idiots The Outpost of Progress The Return Youth 'Twixt Land and Sea A Smile of Fortune The Secret Sharer Freya of the Seven Isles Gaspar Ruiz The Informer The Brute An Anarchist The Duel Il Conde The Warrior's Soul Prince Roman The Tale The Black Mate The Planter of Malata The Partner The Inn of the Two Witches Because of the Dollars Play One Day More Memoirs, Letters and Essays A Personal Record The Mirror of the Sea Collected Letters Notes on My Books Notes on Life & Letters Autocracy And War The Crime Of Partition A Note On The Polish Problem Poland Revisited Reflections On The Loss Of The Titanic Certain Aspects Of Inquiry Protection Of Ocean Liners A Friendly Place On Red Badge of Courage Biography and Critical Essays on Conrad Joseph Conrad (A Biography) by Hugh Walpole Joseph Conrad by John Albert Macy A Conrad Miscellany by John Albert Macy Joseph Conrad & The Athenæum by Arnold Bennett Joseph Conrad by Virginia Woolf Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) is regarded as one of the greatest English novelists. He wrote stories and novels, often with a nautical setting, that depict trials of the human spirit in the midst of an indifferent universe.

Snakes In My Garden

Author: Dooney Jackson
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1503547523
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Dooney Jackson’s life was a roller coaster of events. In addition to experiencing so much as a youth, she persevered and made it out of the rough streets of South Central California. Living life without knowing the root of her despair all ended with a single letter penned by her father in prison. The truth came out, and Shamoria was determined to become the opposite of what was to become of her life through tragedies. This is a remarkable biography that will put you in the character’s shoes, feeling the struggle and pain and also the happiness through blessings.

Home Land

Author: Laura Pritchett
Publisher: Big Earth Publishing
ISBN: 9781555664008
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essays on new approaches to ranching and preserving western lands

Let S Pretend This Never Happened

Author: Jenny Lawson
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1447223454
Size: 10.29 MB
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Even when I was funny, I wasn't this funny' Augusten Burroughs, author of Running With Scissors Have you ever embarrassed yourself so badly you thought you'd never get over it? Have you ever wished your family could be just like everyone else's? Have you ever been followed to school by your father's herd of turkeys, mistaken a marriage proposal for an attempted murder or got your arm stuck inside a cow? OK, maybe that's just Jenny Lawson . . . The bestselling memoir from one of America's most outlandishly hilarious writers.

Memoirs

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The Glass Castle

Author: Jeannette Walls
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416550600
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Now a major motion picture from Lionsgate starring Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, and Naomi Watts. MORE THAN SEVEN YEARS ON THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LIST The perennially bestselling, extraordinary, one-of-a-kind, “nothing short of spectacular” (Entertainment Weekly) memoir from one of the world’s most gifted storytellers. The Glass Castle is a remarkable memoir of resilience and redemption, and a revelatory look into a family at once deeply dysfunctional and uniquely vibrant. When sober, Jeannette’s brilliant and charismatic father captured his children’s imagination, teaching them physics, geology, and how to embrace life fearlessly. But when he drank, he was dishonest and destructive. Her mother was a free spirit who abhorred the idea of domesticity and didn’t want the responsibility of raising a family. The Walls children learned to take care of themselves. They fed, clothed, and protected one another, and eventually found their way to New York. Their parents followed them, choosing to be homeless even as their children prospered. The Glass Castle is truly astonishing—a memoir permeated by the intense love of a peculiar but loyal family.

A Childhood

Author: Harry Crews
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 9780820317595
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Harry Crew recounts his childhood, focusing on the people, places, and circumstances that shaped him into the author he is today.