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The Jane Austen Miscellany

A beautifully made little book with vintage illustrations, romantic page decorations, pages that look cut open as you had to in former times, and quotes from Jane Austen characters, Trivia from Jane Austen's life and times, and a peek at the films and books her work inspired. 

 

Title: Jane Austen Miscellany

Author: Lesley Bolton (Ed.)

Language: English

Publisher: Sourcebooks

Place and Year of Publication: Illinois 2006

Format: Hardcover with Dustjacket

Size: ca.18x13,5 cm

Pages: 128

ISBN: 978-1-4022-0685-6

Condition: New

6,88 € 2

4,99 €

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What's so special about Dickens?

Michael Rosen, already a classic himself, answers this question in a child-oriented and likeable way. His simple description of Dickens's life and his best-known novels is further enriched by funny cartoons; and the large print and double spacing encourage readers aged 9 and older to get to know Charles Dickes and gain a lasting inspiration to turn to his novels one day. 

 

Title: What's so special about Dickens?

Author: Michael Rosen

Language: English

Publisher: Walker

Place and year of publication: London 2007

Format: Paperback

Size: ca. 19,5x13cm

Pages: 158

ISBN: 978-1-4063-0203-5

Condition: New

7,06 € 2

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In-Flight Entertainment

"Wickedly funny and painfully true" The Times


Poignant, funny and dazzling, Helen Simpson's fifth collection of short stories deals with the full stretch, from birth to death and everything in between. 

A young woman's diary records a blackly farcical escape attempt involving flamenco, murder and wild picnics; two students fall in love then almost talk themselves out of it in an argument about the end of the world; a heartfelt anti-cancer spell is cast in the desire to protect a friend. Moving effortlessly between tragedy and comedy, from the politics of wanderlust to domestic extremism, this is an intoxicating collection from a master of the genre.


Title: In-Flight Entertainment

Author: Helen Simpson

Language: English

Publisher: Vintage at Random House

Place and Year of Publication: London 2011

Format: Paperback

Size: ca.19,5x12,5 cm

Pages: 132

ISBN: 978-0-099-54612-2

Condition: New

11,01 € 2

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Football Shorts

Who says there's no common ground for bookworms and football fanatics?

Tom Watt has compiled "big match writing from the best in the game" like Nick Hornby, Mal Peet, Matt Holland, Hilary Freeman, Paul Cookson and many others, presented on the team sheet in the beginning. A fun book for children and adults alike, highly entertaining because the contributions vary so strongly  - and because they're all about football!! Not to be missed!


Title: Football Shorts

Author: Tom Watt (Ed.)

Language: English

Publisher: Walker

Place and Year of Publication: London 2012

Format: Paperback

Size: ca. 25x17,5cm

Pages: 160

ISBN: 978-1-4063-3261-2

Condition: New

11,25 € 2

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Literary Lives

An amazing book and a great blend of instruction, fun facts, irony, and fascination with great writers. Whoever has already caught a glimpse of writers' biographies will love this unique introduction that provides new insights and assures through its witty drawings and commentaries that you won't forget them. 

This book makes an elegant and itelligent gift but chances are that you'll want to keep it!


The writers portrayed in this book are Leo Tolstoy; Ayn Rand; Marcel Proust; W.B. Yeats; Lillian Hellman; Carl Jung; Jean-Paul Sartre; George Eliot; Bertolt Brecht; Norman Mailer. Introduction by E.L. Doctorow.


Title: Literary Lives

Author: Edward Sorel

Language: English

Publisher: Bloomsbury

Place and Year of Publication: London 2006

Format: Hardcover, Dustjacket

Size: ca. 17x19,5cm

Pages: 112

ISBN: 978-0-747-58287-8

Condition: New

13,52 € 2

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All the Sad Young Literary Men

A refreshing break for ambitious writers: The engaging and hilarious novel about "the circuitous paths through sex, love, betrayal, and the writing of books."

 

"A charming yet scathing porttrait of young adulthood at the opening of te twenty-first century, All the Sad Young Literary Men charts the lives of Sam, Mark, and Keith, as they overthink their college years, underthink their love lifes, and struggle through the encouragement of the women who love and despise them to find a semblance of maturity, responsibility, and even literary fame."

 

Title: All the Sad Young Literary Men

Author: Keith Gessen

Language: English

Publisher: Random House

Place and Year of Publication: London 2008

Format: Paperback

Size: ca. 21,5x13,5

Pages: 242

ISBN: 978-0-434-01848-2

Condition: New

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The Write Type

"In The Write Type, psycholigist and novelist Karen E. Peterson shows you how to identify exactly what kind of writer you are, determine your unique preferences and tendencies, and then use them to create a personalized writing system that gets results."


Praise for the book:


"As well researched and helpful a book on writing as I've ever read." Kurt Vonnegut


"A real writing accelerator and activator. Excuse me, I need to go to write now." SARK


"Once again, psychologist Peterson has delivered the goods to those of us struggling to write: a down-to-earth blend of comfort, encouragement , and practical advice." Les Standiford, Ph.D.


Title: The Write Type

Author: Karen E. Peterson

Language: English

Publisher: Adams Media 

Place and Year of Publication: Avon, MA, 2008

Format: Paperback

Size: ca. 18x13,5cm

Pages: 248

ISBN: 978-1-59869-470-3

Condition: New, storage traces

11,37 € 2

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The Thunder Mutters - 101 Poems for the Planet

Die Gedichte in dieser Anthologie befassen sich mit der Beziehung zwischen Mensch und Natur und umspannen Jahrhunderte, Länder und Kontinente und Themenbereiche wie Arbeit, Leben und individuelle Begegnungen mit der Natur.

 

Titel: The Thunder Mutters

Autorin: Alice Oswald (Hrsg.)

Sprache: Englisch

Verlag: Faber

Erscheinungsort- und jahr: London 2005

Format: Gebunden mit Schutzumschlag

Größe: ca. 20,5x13cm

Seitenzahl: 218

ISBN: 0-571-21854-7

Zustand: Neu

 

17,02 € 2

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Orhan Pamuk: The Naive and the Sentimental Novelist

Literaturnobelpreisgewinner Orhan Pamuk erörtert in diesem Buch, was eigentlich passiert, während Romane geschrieben und gelesen werden. In Anlehnung an Schiller unterteilt er Schriftsteller in "naiv" und "sentimental" und analysiert an Autoren wie Tolstoi, Dostojewski, Stendhal, Flaubert und Proust, wie Romane eigentlich ihre unnachahmliche Wirkung bei den Lesern erzeugen. Eine erhellende und interessante Lektüre für alle, die schon einmal von einem Buch "mitgerissen" wurden und es genossen haben! Mit Index.

 

 

Titel: The Naive and the Sentimental Novelist

Autor: Orhan Pamuk

Sprache: Englisch

Verlag: Faber

Erscheinungsort und -jahr: London 2011

Format: Gebundenes Buch mit Schutzumschlag

Größe: ca. 22x14cm

Seitenzahl: 200

ISBN: 978-0-571-27666-0

Zustand: Neu

19,64 € 2

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