Number 11

Autor: Jonathan Coe
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 0451493362
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"Jonathan Coe finally provides a sequel to The Winshaw Legacy, the 1995 novel that introduced American readers to one of Britain's most exciting new writers -- an acerbic, hilariously dark, and unflinching portrait of modern society. In Number 11, Coe has filled his intricate plot with a truly Dickensian cast of characters. The novel opens in the early aughts with two ten-year-old girls, Alison and Rachel, and their frightening encounter with the "Mad Bird Woman," a mysterious figure who lives down the road. As the narrative progresses through time, the novel broadens in scope toward other people who are somehow connected to the two girls. We follow the trials and tribulations of Alison's mother, a has-been singer, as she competes on TV's reality hit I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! Rachel's university mentor confronts her late husband's disastrously obsessive search for an untraceable German film he saw as a child. A young police constable investigates the seemingly accidental and unrelated deaths of two stand-up comedians. And when Rachel becomes a nanny for ludicrously wealthy family, she discovers a dark and terrifying secret lying beneath their immense mansion in London's most staggeringly expensive neighborhood. Combining psychological insight, social commentary, vicious satire, and even surrealist horror, this highly accomplished work holds a revealing and disquieting mirror up to the world we live in today"--

Number 11

Autor: Jonathan Coe
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0451493370
File Size: 17,40 MB
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Beginning in the early years of this century, Number 11 follows two friends, Alison and Rachel, as they come of age. As the narrative progresses from the aftermath of the Iraq War to the present day, its scope broadens to include others who are variously connected to these two girls: Alison’s mother, a has-been singer, competes on a grisly reality TV show; Rachel’s university mentor finally confronts her late husband’s obsessive search for a German film he saw as a child; a young police constable investigates the seemingly unrelated deaths of two stand-up comedians; and a giant spider lurks in the darkness beneath one of London’s most staggeringly expensive neighborhoods. Combining his signature humor, psychological insight and social commentary, Jonathan Coe holds up a disquieting, unforgiving mirror in which to reflect a world where the systems are broken and everyone can—and perhaps must—name his or her own price.

Number 11

Autor: Jonathan Coe
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241967023
File Size: 18,34 MB
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This is a novel about the hundreds of tiny connections between the public and private worlds and how they affect us all. It's about the legacy of war and the end of innocence. It's about how comedy and politics are battling it out and comedy might have won. It's about how 140 characters can make fools of us all. It's about living in a city where bankers need cinemas in their basements and others need food banks down the street. It is Jonathan Coe doing what he does best - showing us how we live now. 'Coe is among the handful of novelists who can tell us something about the temper of our times' Observer Number 11 is Jonathan Coe's eleventh novel. His previous ten novels are all published by Penguin and include the highly acclaimed bestsellers What a Carve Up!, The House of Sleep and The Rotters' Club.

Back From The Brink

Autor: Alistair Darling
Publisher: Atlantic Books
ISBN: 0857892827
File Size: 48,51 MB
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Alistair Darling's long-awaited book will be one of the most reviewed, widely discussed, and saleable political memoirs of recent years. In the late summer of 2007, shares of Northern Rock went into free-fall, causing a run on the bank - the first in over 150 years. Northern Rock proved to be only the first. Twelve months later, as the world was engulfed in the worst banking crisis for more than a century, one of its largest banks, RBS, came within hours of collapse. Back from the Brink tells the gripping story of Alistair Darling's one thousand days in Number 11 Downing Street. As Chancellor, he had to avert the collapse of RBS hours before the cash machines would have ceased to function; at the eleventh hour, he stopped Barclays from acquiring Lehman Brothers in order to protect UK taxpayers; he used anti-terror legislation to stop Icelandic banks from withdrawing funds from Britain. From crisis talks in Washington, to dramatic meetings with the titans of international banking, to dealing with the massive political and economic fallout in the UK, Darling places the reader in the rooms where the destinies of millions weighed heavily on the shoulders of a few. His book is also a candid account of life in the Downing Street pressure cooker and his relationship with Gordon Brown during the last years of New Labor. Back from the Brink is a vivid and immediate depiction of the British government's handling of an unprecedented global financial catastrophe. Alistair Darling's knowledge and understanding provide a unique perspective on the events that rocked international capitalism. It is also a vital historical document.

What A Carve Up

Autor: Jonathan Coe
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141918330
File Size: 34,26 MB
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What a Carve Up! - a hilarious 1980s political satire by Jonathan Coe It is the 1980s and the Winshaw family are getting richer and crueller by the year: Newspaper-columnist Hilary gets thousands for telling it like it isn't; Henry's turning hospitals into car parks; Roddy's selling art in return for sex; down on the farm Dorothy's squeezing every last pound from her livestock; Thomas is making a killing on the stock exchange; and Mark is selling arms to dictators. But once their hapless biographer Michael Owen starts investigating the family's trail of greed, corruption and immoral doings, the time growing ripe for the Winshaws to receive their comeuppance. . . This wickedly funny take on life under the Thatcher government was the winner of the 1995 John Llewellyn Rhys Prize 'A sustained feat of humour, suspense and polemic, full of twists and ironies' Hilary Mantel, Sunday Times 'A riveting social satire on the chattering and all-powerful upper classes' Time Out 'Big, hilarious, intricate, furious, moving' Guardian Jonathan Coe's novels are filled with biting social commentary, moving and astute observations of life and hilarious set pieces that have made him one of the most popular writers of his generation. His other titles, The Accidental Woman, A Touch of Love, The Rotters' Club (winner of the Everyman Wodehouse prize), The Closed Circle, The Terrible Privacy of Maxwell Sim, The House of Sleep (winner of the1998 Prix Médicis Étranger), and The Rain Before it Falls, are all available in Penguin paperback.

Evening Street Review Number 11

Autor: Gordon Grigsby
Publisher: Evening Street Press
ISBN: 1937347214
File Size: 43,30 MB
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Editor: Gordon Grigsby; Associate Editors: Donna Spector, Steve Abbott, James De Monte; Managing Editor: Barbara Bergmann Evening Street Review is published in the spring and fall of every year by Evening Street Press. United States subscription rates are $24 for one year and $44 for two years (individuals), and $32 for one year and $52 for two years (institutions). Evening Street Review is centered on the belief that all men and women are created equal, that they have a natural claim to certain inalienable rights, and that among these are the rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. With this center, and an emphasis on writing that has both clarity and depth, it practices the widest eclecticism. Evening Street Review reads submissions of poetry (free verse, formal verse, and prose poetry) and prose (short stories and creative nonfiction) year round. Submit 3-6 poems or 1-2 prose pieces at a time. Payment is one contributor’s copy. Copyright reverts to author upon publication. Response time is 3-6 months. Please address submissions to Editors, 7652 Sawmill Rd., #352, Dublin, OH 43016-9296. Email submissions are also acceptable; send to the following address as Microsoft Word or rich text files (.rtf): [email protected] For submission guidelines, subscription information, published works, and author profiles, please visit our website: www.eveningstreetpress.com. Copyright 2014 by Evening Street Press 625 Edgecliff Dr. Columbus, OH All rights revert to author upon publication.

Naughty Stories For Good Boys And Girls Number 11

Autor: Christopher Milne
Publisher: Christopher Milne
ISBN: 9780646264004
File Size: 50,95 MB
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The eleventh of Christopher Milne's brilliant series of irreverent, funny and award-winning collections of short stories, Naughty Stories for Good Boys and Girls. The books are for kids who like to laugh (and cry) aged 6 - 13. The series is a winner of THE YOUNG AUSTRALIANS BEST BOOK AWARD. The four stories in this volume include 'The Laziest Boy In The World' and 'The Ghost Of Tamar's Tunnel'.

Wanted Comics Number 11 The Twin Killers

Autor: Yojimbo Press LLC
Publisher: Yojimbo Press LLC
ISBN:
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In this issue of Wanted Comics we catch up with the notorious Dwight Bard, wanted for armed robbery and murder! Enjoy the following tales of crime and intrigue... Two brothers equal double the danger in "The Twin Killers the De Autremont Brothers". Even children from good families go bad in "Son of Satan". Death can't stop all debts in "The Pay Off!" Prohibition brought out the worst crooks in "Terror of 3 States - Wilbur Underhill". Plus vintage advertisements and more. Wanted Comics features the meanest, ugliest outlaws of the past. It profiles bad guys, their crimes and the law men that bring them to justice. Please note there is some graphic violence depicted and may not be suitable for all ages. Enjoy a nostalgic trip down memory lane with the best titles from the golden age of comics. Yojimbo Press has lovingly remastered these timeless classics with vivid color correction and image restoration.

Haunted Thrills Number 11 Blood In The Sky

Autor: Yojimbo Press LLC
Publisher: Yojimbo Press LLC
ISBN:
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In this treacherous issue of Haunted Thrills you'll find the following horrific stories... A romantic rivalry leads to bloody revenge in "Blood in the Sky". Two embezzling business men try to make their murderous escape in "Death at the Throttle". A dread pirate searches for a long forgotten treasure in "Dead Man's Chest". An evil German colonel is haunted in "Out of the Grave", plus more, and vintage advertisements. Published in the 1950's, Haunted Thrills explores mysterious tales of gruesome monsters, haunting ghosts and murderous plots. Many popular comics and movies draw their roots from these mysterious, creepy and sometimes cheesy stories of terror and revenge. Enjoy a nostalgic trip down memory lane with the best titles from the golden age of comics. Yojimbo Press has lovingly remastered these timeless classics with vivid color correction and image restoration.

John Wayne Adventure Comics Number 11 Man Hunt

Autor: Yojimbo Press LLC
Publisher: Yojimbo Press LLC
ISBN:
File Size: 53,79 MB
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In this eleventh, gun-slinging issue of John Wayne Adventure Comics we join our favorite hero in the following stories... Who is the hunter or the hunted in "Man Hunt"? Will John survive a dangerous boom town in "The Main Street of Tallagahan". A swindler peddles his nefarious brew in "Bottled Dynamite" plus vintage advertisements and more. The most famous of cowboys, Hollywood actor John Wayne, The Duke, is featured in these exciting Western tales of heroes, villains and outlaws. Enjoy a nostalgic trip down memory lane with the best titles from the golden age of comics. Yojimbo Press has lovingly remastered these timeless classics with vivid color correction and image restoration.