George Milne - Cat Detective

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Author: Roddy Murray

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781495297922

Category: Fiction

Page: 270

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George doesn't live his life; it happens to him. That is until his side line scam of pretending to help old ladies find their missing cats brings him to the attention of a brutal drugs boss. From then on he has to decide whether to take charge of his future or risk not having one. An unlikely love affair set against a background of drugs, gang violence, cats and onesies. A tale of our times. The ideal read for everyone who loves cats and for those who hate them.

Jolly Good Detecting

Humor in English Crime Fiction of the Golden Age

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Author: Bruce Shaw

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476613966

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 324

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This book is an appreciation of selected authors who make extensive use of humor in English detective/crime fiction. Works using humor as an amelioration of the serious have their heyday in the Golden Age of crime writing but they belong also to a long tradition. There is an identifiable lineage of humorous writing in crime fiction that ranges from mild wit to outright farce, burlesque, even slapstick. A mix of entertainment with instruction is a tradition in English letters. English crime fiction writers of the era circa 1913 to 1940 were raised in the mainstream literary tradition but turned their skills to detective fiction. And they are the humorists of the genre. This book is not an exhaustive study but an introduction into the best produced by the most capable and enjoyable authors. What the humorists seek is to surprise the reader by overturning their expectations using a repertoire of stylistic conceits and motifs (recurring incidents, devices, references). Humor has a liberating effect but is concerned too with “comic contrast” through ugliness and caricature. In crime fiction one effect is intellectual pleasure at solving (or attempting to solve) a puzzle. Another is entertainment but with serious undertones.

Magic Trees of the Mind

How to Nuture your Child's Intelligence, Creativity, and Healthy Emotions from Birth Through Adolescence

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Author: Marian Diamond,Janet Hopson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101127430

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 480

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Cutting edge scientific research has shown that exposure to the right kind of environment during the first years of life actually affects the physical structure of a child's brain, vastly increasing the number of neuron branches--the "magic trees of the mind"--that help us to learn, think, and remember. At each stage of development, the brain's ability to gain new skills and process information is refined.As a leading researcher at the University of California at Berkeley, Marion Diamond has been a pioneer in this field of research. Now, Diamond and award-winning science writer Janet Hopson present a comprehensive enrichment program designed to help parents prepare their children for a lifetime of learning.

The Arrest of Scotland Yard

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Author: Donald Thomas

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1471904377

Category: Fiction

Page: 310

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When John Posthumous Lerici, decadent poet, black magician and unacknowledged son of Lord Byron, is murdered, the family hire Inspector Swain. His investigations lead Swain through the familiar hunting grounds of Victorian Brighton and Pimlico. But as the truth of Lerici's criminal associations come to light, it reveals the corruption of Scotland Yard officers by two of the century's most skilful international swindlers and blackmailers, Harry Benson and Billy Kurr.

Encyclopedia of British Writers, 1800 to the Present

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Author: George Stade,Karen Karbiener

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438116896

Category: Authors, English

Page: 593

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Profiles the finest British poets, novelists, playwrights, essayists, and other writers of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries, including essential details about the author's life and work and suggestions for further reading. Writers from Ireland and nations of the British Commonwealth are also included.

ARMCHAIR DETECTIVE

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Author: Hubin

Publisher: Facsimiles-Garl

ISBN: N.A

Category: Detective and mystery stories

Page: N.A

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Der Wind in den Weiden

oder Der Dachs lässt schön grüßen, möchte aber auf keinen Fall gestört werden

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Author: Kenneth Grahame

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783423716178

Category:

Page: 251

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Horror

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Author: Phil Hardy,Tom Milne

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 496

View: 8432

Senior High School Library Catalog

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Author: H.W. Wilson Company

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Best books

Page: N.A

View: 6621

Each vol. is divided into 2 parts 1st-7th ed.: Dictionary catalog and Classified catalog; 8th-9th ed. have 3rd. part: Directory of publishers.

Childrens' Catalog

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Author: H.W. Wilson Company

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Children's literature

Page: N.A

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The 1st ed. includes an index to v. 28-36 of St. Nicholas.

Danger Is My Business

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Author: Lee Server

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9780811801126

Category: Photography

Page: 144

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At the turn of the century, America saw the rapid rise of a new literary phenomenon: the pulps. Named "pulps" for the cheap paper on which they were printed, these wildly inventive periodicals featured bold titles, such as Weird Tales, Astounding Stories, and Spicy Detective. Adorned with bright, often garish covers they could be bought for as little as a dime, yet they offered outrageous selections of burgeoning popular fiction, from tales of horror and science fiction to lurid romances and hard-boiled detective stories.

Standard catalog for public libraries

fiction section

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Author: H.W. Wilson Company,Corinne Bacon,Phyllis Crawford

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 207

View: 6866

The Motion Picture Guide ... Annual

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Author: Jay Robert Nash,Stanley Ralph Nash,Stanley Ralph Ross

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780933997202

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 665

View: 3651