The Speckled People

Autore: Hugo Hamilton
Editore: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007380232
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‘This is the most gripping book I've read in ages ... It is beautifully written, fascinating, disturbing and often very funny.’ Roddy Doyle

The Speckled People

Autore: Hugo Hamilton
Editore: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408171201
Grandezza: 40,31 MB
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Adapted for the stage from the best-selling memoir, The Speckled People tells a profoundly moving story of a young boy trapped in a language war. Set in 1950s Ireland, this is a gripping, poignant, and at times very funny family drama of homesickness,controland identity. As a young boy, Hugo Hamilton struggles with what it means to be speckled, "half and half… Irish on top and German below." An idealistic Irish father enforces his cultural crusade by forbidding his son to speak English while his German mother tries to rescue him with her warm-hearted humour and uplifting industry. The boy must free himself from his father and from bullies on the street who persecute him with taunts ofNazism. Above all he must free himself from history and from the terrible secrets of his mother and father before he can find a place where he belongs. Surrounded by fear, guilt, and frequently comic cultural entanglements, Hugo tries to understand the differences between Irish history and German history and to turn the strange logic of what he is told into truth. It is a journey that ends in liberation but not before the long-buried secrets at the back of the parents' wardrobe have been laid bare.

The Speckled People

Autore: Hugo Hamilton
Editore: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007235461
Grandezza: 35,84 MB
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A deeply moving memoir about a young boy growing up in Dublin and his family's homesickness for a country they can call their own.

The Sailor In The Wardrobe

Autore: Hugo Hamilton
Editore: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007192177
Grandezza: 71,69 MB
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Following on from 'The Speckled People', Hugo Hamilton's new memoir has, at its heart, the story of a summer he spent working at a local harbour in Dublin, at a time of tremendous fear and mistrust.

Disguise

Autore: Hugo Hamilton
Editore: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007314701
Grandezza: 16,41 MB
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A young mother, her two-year-old son killed in the bombing of Berlin in 1945, is consoled when her father replaces the dead child with a foundling from a refugee train who grows up believing himself to be Gregor Liedmann until he reaches his sixties and embarks on a quest to unlock the secrets of his past.

The Speckled Monster

Autore: Jennifer Lee Carrell
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 144062335X
Grandezza: 11,32 MB
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The Speckled Monster tells the dramatic story of two parents who dared to fight back against smallpox. After barely surviving the agony of smallpox themselves, they flouted eighteenth-century medicine by borrowing folk knowledge from African slaves and Eastern women in frantic bids to protect their children. From their heroic struggles stems the modern science of immunology as well as the vaccinations that remain our only hope should the disease ever be unleashed again. Jennifer Lee Carrell transports readers back to the early eighteenth century to tell the tales of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu and Dr. Zabdiel Boylston, two iconoclastic figures who helped save London and Boston from the deadliest disease mankind has known.

The Dynamiters

Autore: Niall Whelehan
Editore: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107023327
Grandezza: 27,47 MB
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Based on a doctoral thesis written for European University Institute, Florence.

The Last Shot

Autore: Hugo Hamilton
Editore: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007406932
Grandezza: 47,62 MB
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In this remarkable book, Hugo Hamilton tells the story of individuals caught up in the turbulent last days of World War II.

The Constant Wife

Autore: W Somerset Maugham
Editore:
ISBN: 9781258323882
Grandezza: 10,94 MB
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Vista: 5559
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Last Train From Liguria

Autore: Christine Dwyer Hickey
Editore: Atlantic Books Ltd
ISBN: 1848873077
Grandezza: 75,93 MB
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In 1933, Bella Stuart leaves her quiet London life to move to Italy to tutor the child of a beautiful Jewish heiress and an elderly Italian aristocrat. Living at the family's summer home, Bella's reserve softens as she comes to love her young charge, and find friendship with Maestro Edward, his enigmatic music teacher. But as the decade draws to an end and fascism tightens its grip on Europe, the fact that Alec is Jewish places his life in grave danger. Bella and Edward take the boy on a terrifying train journey out of Italy - one they have no reason to believe any of them will survive...