The Sailor in the Wardrobe

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Author: Hugo Hamilton

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007383398

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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Following on from the success of ‘The Speckled People’, Hugo Hamilton's new memoir recounts the summer he spent working at a local harbour in Ireland, at a time of tremendous fear and mistrust.

Close to the Next Moment

Changing Ireland

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Author: Jody Allen Randolph

Publisher: Carcanet

ISBN: 1847779255

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

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In the first decade of the new millennium, Jody Allen Randolph interviewed twenty-two leading Irish poets, artists, fiction writers and playwrights to create a record of how the makers of a culture saw their country as it moved into a new era. Her exploration was shadowed by intimations of unease; as economic collapse gathered pace, recurrent concerns gained a new urgency. What are Irish values? How have they changed? How do new cultural realities affect the old arts of language and image which have been so important in Irish tradition? In journeys across political divides and between languages, from Seamus Heaney and Nuala N í Dhomhnaill, deeply rooted in Irish inheritance,to African-Irish Joyce Akpotor; from Gerry Adams for whom when our future is settled, we will agree on our history', to the artist Dorothy Cross who brings an international perspective to her redefinitions of Irish imagery, Close to the Next Moment captures the conversations that are remaking a culture.

Spain's Men of the Sea

Daily Life on the Indies Fleets in the Sixteenth Century

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Author: Pablo E. Perez-Mallaina,Pablo Emilio Pérez-Mallaína Bueno

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801881831

Category: History

Page: 289

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This book should appeal to all aficionados of the romance of the sea as well as to specialists in Spanish and Latin American colonial history."—Benjamin Keen, author of A History of Latin America

A History of the Irish Short Story

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Author: Heather Ingman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 113947412X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

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Though the short story is often regarded as central to the Irish canon, this text was the first comprehensive study of the genre for many years. Heather Ingman traces the development of the modern short story in Ireland from its beginnings in the nineteenth century to the present day. Her study analyses the material circumstances surrounding publication, examining the role of magazines and editors in shaping the form. Ingman incorporates recent critical thinking on the short story, traces international connections, and gives a central part to Irish women's short stories. Each chapter concludes with a detailed analysis of key stories from the period discussed, featuring Joyce, Edna O'Brien and John McGahern, among others. With its comprehensive bibliography and biographies of authors, this volume will be a key work of reference for scholars and students both of Irish fiction and of the modern short story as a genre.

The A-Z of C.S Lewis

An encyclopaedia of his life, thought, and writings

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Author: Colin Duriez

Publisher: Lion Books

ISBN: 0745957897

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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C S Lewis is widely known worldwide, but often enthusiasts are only aware of one part of his work - his children's stories, perhaps, but not his science fiction, or his literary criticism; his popular theology but not his work for the BBC during the Second World War. This volume brings together all aspects of C S Lewis's life and thought. Arranged in alphabetical order, it goes from The abolition of man - a book Lewis wrote in 1943 and described as 'almost my favourite' to Wormwood, a character in The Screwtape Letters. This book will delight anyone who is interested in C S Lewis and wants to learn more about him, his thought, his works and his life.

A Sailor on Horseback

Or a Rolling Stone

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Author: Captain Robert T. Bush

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469122634

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 187

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A Sailor on Horseback is a memoir of a life spent on and around the sea. Beginning with a recollection of rural life in pre-war England, with World War 2 seen through the eyes of a schoolboy during the Occupation, the book spans eighty years and all the worlds oceans. The many strands of the memoir include nautical nostalgia, recalling seafaring in the immediate post-war era before the decline of the former colonial powers and the traditional shipping companies trading around the Indian Ocean coasts, and in Burmese waters before the military government became established Iran before Mossadeq and after Saudi Arabia and the Persian Gulf in boom times and war times happy days ashore and afloat in Australia, Canada, Mexico and the Seychelles adventurous and exciting times working for the worlds richest man yachting deluxe on a superyacht, meeting many remarkable people in some beautiful places good and not so good times in the shipping industry around the world.

In a Witch's Wardrobe

A Witchcraft Mystery

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Author: Juliet Blackwell

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101587156

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Lily Ivory is living her dream of owning a vintage clothing store—and practicing magic on the side. But when she encounters a sinister sleeping spell, Lily comes face-to-face with a nightmarish evil... Taking a night off from running her successful San Francisco clothing store, Lily attends a local art deco ball where vintage fashions steal the show. But when a young woman at the event falls under a mysterious sleeping sickness, Lily senses that a curse was placed on the woman’s corsage. Before Lily can solve the woman’s magical ailment, she’s asked to assist in investigating a string of poisonings in the Bay Area witchcraft community. She’s gained the trust of the local covens by supporting women’s charities through her clothing store. But soon, Lily suspects that one of her new acquaintances might not be so well intentioned and could be dabbling in dark magic and deadly botany…

The Laird

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Author: Grace Burrowes

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402295030

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Grace Burrowes delivers another passionate Regency romance... He left his bride to go to war... After years of soldiering, Michael Brodie returns to his Highland estate to find that the bride he left behind has become a stranger. Brenna is self-sufficient, competent, confident-and furious about Michael's prolonged absence. Now his most important battle will be for her heart Brenna is also hurt, bewildered, and tired of fighting for the respect of those around her. Michael left her when she needed him most, and then stayed away even after the war ended. Nonetheless, the young man who abandoned her has come home a wiser, more patient and honorable husband. But if she trusts Michael with the truths she's been guarding, he'll have to choose between his wife and everything else he holds dear. Captive Hearts series: The Captive (Book 1) The Traitor (Book 2) The Laird (Book 3) "Burrowes delivers powerful and moving romance." -RT Book Reviews Praise for The MacGregor's Lady: "Consistently excellent writing, deep and layered stories." -Publishers Weekly "Engaging, deliciously sensual, superbly written romance." -Library Journal "Absolutely enchanting." -Romance Junkies

Love's Charade

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Author: Jane Feather

Publisher: Zebra Books

ISBN: 1420138790

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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From New York Times bestselling author Jane Feather comes a thrilling romance of surprise and suspense, as one man discovers falling in love is the most dangerous thing he has ever done. . . When Justin, Earl of Linton, found a half-starved child on the streets of Paris in the highly charged days before the Terror, his only thought was a bit of charity. He never imagined he would find an incomparably lovely young woman beneath tattered boys' clothing--or that she would inspire in him a passion more intense than any he had ever known. But the beautiful Danielle had more secrets in store. . .and Justin would soon learn that one of them was a need for vengeance that might endanger them both.

The Politics of the Pantomime

Regional Identity in the Theatre 1860-1900

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Author: Jill Sullivan

Publisher: Univ of Hertfordshire Press

ISBN: 1907396225

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

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Dynamic and unique, this history examines pantomime productions in the English provinces--especially Birmingham, Nottingham, and Manchester--from 1860 through 1900. Arguing that pantomimes were rooted in specific expressions of local identity, this volume explores censorship as well as the relationships between theaters, their managers, authors, and audiences. A valuable contribution to the study of Victorian popular culture, this account also demonstrates how regional pantomime theater utilized political satire to its full advantage due to its geographical and creative distance from London.