The Rain Before It Falls

Autore: Jonathan Coe
Editore: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141909293
Grandezza: 12,64 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
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The Rain Before it Falls - Jonathan Coe's heartbreaking novel of family secrets Deeply moving and compelling, The Rain Before it Falls is the story of three generations of one family riven by tragedy. When Rosamund, a reluctant bearer of family secrets, dies suddenly, a mystery is left for her niece Gill to unravel. Some photograph albums and tapes point towards a blind girl named Imogen whom no one has seen in twenty years. The search for Imogen and the truth of her inheritance becomes a shocking story of mothers and daughters and of how sadness, like a musical refrain, may haunt us down the years. 'Spectacular, heartbreaking, beautifully written. Rosamund's story is one of the most extraordinary and compelling you will ever read. Impossible to put down, I loved every minute of it' Sunday Express 'A sad, often very moving story of mothers and daughters' Guardian 'Entirely compelling...the plot will keep you rapt...reminiscent of Ian McEwan at his most effective' New Statesman Jonathan Coe's novels are filled with moving, astute observations of life and love, and are written with a revealing honesty that has captivated a generation of readers. His other titles, The Accidental Woman, The Rotters' Club (winner of the Everyman Wodehouse prize), The Closed Circle, The Dwarves of Death, The Terrible Privacy of Maxwell Sim, The House of Sleep (winner of the 1998 Prix Médicis Étranger), A Touch of Love, and What a Carve Up! (winner of the 1995 John Llewellyn Rhys Prize), are all available in Penguin paperback.

The Ultimate Book Of Baby Knits

Autore: Debbie Bliss
Editore: Quadrille Publishing
ISBN: 9781844009459
Grandezza: 41,22 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 5349
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Having brought up two children of her own, Debbie Bliss is all too aware of the practical aspects of designing for babies and children. This is a charming collection of practical hand-knit garments, toys and other nursery essentials that will delight new parents and their baby.

Between Languages And Cultures

Autore: Anuradha Dingwaney
Editore: University of Pittsburgh Pre
ISBN: 0822974681
Grandezza: 44,64 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 8710
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Translated texts are often either uncritically consumed by readers, teacher, and scholars or seen to represent an ineluctable loss, a diminishing of original texts. Translation, however, is a cultural practice, influenced also by social and political imperatives, which can open more doors than it closes. The essays in this book show how the act of translation, when vigilantly and critically attended to, becomes a means for active interrogation.

Moral Basis Of A Backward Society

Autore: Edward C. Banfield
Editore: Free Press
ISBN: 9780029015100
Grandezza: 67,53 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 4142
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Imagology

Autore: Manfred Beller
Editore: Rodopi
ISBN: 9042023171
Grandezza: 42,26 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 5797
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How do national stereotypes emerge? To which extent are they determined by historical or ideological circumstances, or else by cultural, literary or discursive conventions? This first inclusive critical compendium on national characterizations and national (cultural or ethnic) stereotypes contains 120 articles by 73 contributors. Its three parts offer [1] a number of in-depth survey articles on ethnic and national images in European literatures and cultures over many centuries; [2] an encyclopedic survey of the stereotypes and characterizations traditionally ascribed to various ethnicities and nationalities; and [3] a conspectus of relevant concepts in various cultural fields and scholarly disciplines. The volume as a whole, as well as each of the articles, has extensive bibliographies for further critical reading. Imagologyis intended both for students and for senior scholars, facilitating not only a first acquaintance with the historical development, typology and poetics of national stereotypes, but also a deepening of our understanding and analytical perspective by interdisciplinary and comparative contextualization and extensive cross-referencing.

Georgette Heyer S Regency World

Autore: Jennifer Kloester
Editore: Random House
ISBN: 1407011227
Grandezza: 38,45 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 2787
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A bestselling novelist since 1921, Georgette Heyer is known across the world for her historical romances set in Regency England. Millions of readers love the outrageous lifestyle, fashion and capricious escapades of the elegant bon ton, and no one has captured that world better than Georgette Heyer, with universally beloved novels such as Regency Buck, The Grand Sophy and Friday's Child. Georgette Heyer's Regency World is the ultimate, definitive guide to Georgette Heyer's wonderful and enchanting realm: her heroines, her villains and dashing heroes, the shops, clubs and towns they frequented, the parties and seasons they celebrated, how they ate, drank, dressed, socialized, shopped and drove. An utterly delightful and fun read, beautifully illustrated and compelling in its historical detail, this is a must-have for any Georgette Heyer fan.

Secrets Of The Baby Whisperer For Toddlers

Autore: Melinda Blau
Editore: Random House
ISBN: 1407024825
Grandezza: 36,26 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 1946
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Having successfully helped parents to calm and connect with their baby in Secrets of the Baby Whisperer, Tracy Hogg now provides the bible for parents who've made it through the first year with baby and are now faced with a delightful, yet demanding toddler. In Secrets of the Baby Whisperer for Toddlers Tracy reveals the know-your-toddler quiz to help determine how best to help and 'handle' your toddler. She explains the critical techniques for fostering your toddler's growth and independence and advises on discipline, one of the most troublesome toddler issues, as well as socialising and potty training and much, much more. This is a must-have manual for all parents of toddlers.