Unearthly Asylum

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Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1847389988
Size: 71.18 MB
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Unearthly Asylum by P.J. BRACEGIRDLE

Original Title: Unearthly Asylum

Joy Wells is fascinated by the strange noises coming from the abandoned Spooking Asylum. She knows all about the famous legends that surround the place, and is certain that she is hearing the guns of long-dead soldiers. But what if something more contemporary is going on? Could it be that the old asylum is not abandoned after all? When Joy's pet frog, Fizz, gets away, Joy travels through the town's old sewers looking for him, only to emerge above ground inside the locked gates of the asylum. And there she uncovers a trail of greed and madness guaranteed to thrill her horror-loving heart! Why don't you join her for a little not-so-harmless mayhem - if you dare!

The Seven Basic Plots

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Author: Christopher Booker
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1441116516
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The Seven Basic Plots by Christopher Booker

Original Title: The Seven Basic Plots

This remarkable and monumental book at last provides a comprehensive answer to the age-old riddle of whether there are only a small number of 'basic stories' in the world. Using a wealth of examples, from ancient myths and folk tales via the plays and novels of great literature to the popular movies and TV soap operas of today, it shows that there are seven archetypal themes which recur throughout every kind of storytelling. But this is only the prelude to an investigation into how and why we are 'programmed' to imagine stories in these ways, and how they relate to the inmost patterns of human psychology. Drawing on a vast array of examples, from Proust to detective stories, from the Marquis de Sade to E.T., Christopher Booker then leads us through the extraordinary changes in the nature of storytelling over the past 200 years, and why so many stories have 'lost the plot' by losing touch with their underlying archetypal purpose. Booker analyses why evolution has given us the need to tell stories and illustrates how storytelling has provided a uniquely revealing mirror to mankind's psychological development over the past 5000 years. This seminal book opens up in an entirely new way our understanding of the real purpose storytelling plays in our lives, and will be a talking point for years to come.

The Spectacular Sisterhood Of Superwomen

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Author: Hope Nicholson
Publisher: Quirk Books
ISBN: 1594749493
Size: 63.16 MB
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The Spectacular Sisterhood Of Superwomen by Hope Nicholson

Original Title: The Spectacular Sisterhood Of Superwomen

A woman's place is saving the universe. Think comic books can’t feature strong female protagonists? Think again! In The Spectacular Sisterhood of Superwomen you’ll meet the most fascinating exemplars of the powerful, compelling, entertaining, and heroic female characters who’ve populated comic books from the very beginning. This spectacular sisterhood includes costumed crimebusters like Miss Fury, super-spies like Tiffany Sinn, sci-fi pioneers like Gale Allen, and even kid troublemakers like Little Lulu. With vintage art, publication details, a decade-by-decade survey of industry trends and women’s roles in comics, and spotlights on iconic favorites like Wonder Woman and Ms. Marvel, The Spectacular Sisterhood of Superwomen proves that not only do strong female protagonists belong in comics, they’ve always been there.

Fifty Caribbean Writers

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Author: Daryl Cumber Dance
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313239397
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Fifty Caribbean Writers by Daryl Cumber Dance

Original Title: Fifty Caribbean Writers

"Caribbean literature, though distinguished, is only now being discovered, and this handy reference will assist readers in its discovery. . . . Both academic and public libraries will want to accept this invitation to another world." Library Journal

Adam Gould

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Author: Julia O'Faolain
Publisher: Saqi
ISBN: 1846591082
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Adam Gould by Julia O'Faolain

Original Title: Adam Gould

Paris in the 1890s. Adam Gould, whose Anglo-Irish father has disowned him, works in a lunatic asylum run by the celebrated Dr Blanche, some of whose patients once starred in France's social firmament and still, when sane, sit at table with distinguished guests. One such patient is Guy de Maupassant. Another is Belcastel, who has taken the blame for a monarchist plot against the Third Republic, then feigned insanity. Madness and uncertain identity drive Adam's story, fuelled by Maupassant's sparkling insights on the matter. Gould falls in love with a married connection of Belcastel's. And things are made no simpler on his return home, when he becomes entangled with a cousin who looks hauntingly like his dead mother. A writer of stunning quality, a novelist of irony and compassion.' The Daily Telegraph Splendidly readable.' William Trevor '...a highly original work of fiction, urbane, elegant and full of esprit.' Patricia Craig Independent '...a remarkable work, written in a style of steely distinction.' Francis King Literary Review '... a vivid and absorbing story, fast-paced and confident of its strong historical flavourings.' Eve Patten Irish Times 'The novel is witty and thoutghtful...' Times Literary Supplement

Creature Features

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Author: John Stanley
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
Size: 64.66 MB
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Creature Features by John Stanley

Original Title: Creature Features

Brand new updated edition of the only true bible for sci-fi, fantasy and horror movie buffs. Shockers, schlockers, blockbusters, bombs, cult raves, rare gems, classics, groundbreakers, gorefests, space operas, sorcery and everything else in between! And yes, it does include Euro-splatter.

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