Lost Property

Author: Jennifer Summit
Editor: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226780139
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The English literary canon is haunted by the figure of the lost woman writer. In our own age, she has been a powerful stimulus for the rediscovery of works written by women. But as Jennifer Summit argues, "the lost woman writer" also served as an evocative symbol during the very formation of an English literary tradition from the fourteenth through the sixteenth centuries. Lost Property traces the representation of women writers from Margery Kempe and Christine de Pizan to Elizabeth I and Mary Queen of Scots, exploring how the woman writer became a focal point for emerging theories of literature and authorship in English precisely because of her perceived alienation from tradition. Through original archival research and readings of key literary texts, Summit writes a new history of the woman writer that reflects the impact of such developments as the introduction of printing, the Reformation, and the rise of the English court as a literary center. A major rethinking of the place of women writers in the histories of books, authorship, and canon-formation, Lost Property demonstrates that, rather than being an unimaginable anomaly, the idea of the woman writer played a key role in the invention of English literature.

The Lost Property Office

Author: James R. Hannibal
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481467115
Size: 19,78 MB
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James R. Hannibal presents a thrilling adventure through history, complete with mysteries, secret items, codes, and a touch of magic in this stunning middle grade debut. Thirteen-year-old Jack Buckles is great at finding things. Not just a missing glove or the other sock, but things normal people have long given up on ever seeing again. If only he could find his father, who has disappeared in London without a trace. But Jack’s father was not who he claimed to be. It turns out that he was a member of a secret society of detectives that has served the crown for centuries—and membership into the Lost Property Office is Jack’s inheritance. Now the only way Jack will ever see his father again is if he finds what the nefarious Clockmaker is after: the Ember, which holds a secret that has been kept since the Great Fire of London. Will Jack be able to find the Ember and save his father, or will his talent for finding things fall short?

Lost Property

Author: James Moloney
Editor: Penguin Group Australia
ISBN: 0670029432
Size: 10,99 MB
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I hoped Michael was all right. I'd bring him back, though, if I could find him. What could be more precious, what could be more valuable to my family than Michael? This was going to be so good. Roll on, bus, I cried in my head. From the outside, Josh's life looks pretty much perfect. He's in a band, he has a gorgeous girlfriend and he does well at school. But Josh's family has been slowly falling apart since his older brother disappeared two years before. Then Josh comes across a clue to Michael's whereabouts in the Lost Property Office where he's working for the holidays. Determined to put his family back together, and without a word to anyone, Josh too leaves Sydney in a desperate bid to bring his brother home.

Lost Property

Author: Laura Beatty
Editor: Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1786497395
Size: 11,70 MB
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'Clever, brave and urgent. I thought about Lost Property for days after I finished it.' Sarah Moss, author of Ghost Wall 'Fascinating and eloquent discussion of nationalism, art and conflict, leavened with wry humour.' Mail on Sunday ____________________ In the middle of her life, a writer finds herself in a dark wood, despairing at how modern Britain has become a place of such greed and indifference. In an attempt to understand her country and her species, she and her lover rent a busted-out van and journey through France and down to the Mediterranean, across Italy and the Balkans, finishing in Greece and its islands. Along the way, they drive through the Norman Conquest, the Hundred Years War, the Italian Renaissance, the 1990s and on to the current refugee crisis, encountering the shades of history, sometimes figuratively and sometimes - such as Joan of Arc, sitting pertly in the back of the van - quite literally. As she roadtrips through 10,000 years of civilization, watching humanity repeat itself with wars over borderlines and exceed itself with the creation of timeless art, the writer begins to reckon with the very worst and the very best in our collective natures - and it is in seeing the beauty beside the ugliness, the light among the trees, that she begins to see, finally, a way for her to go home.

Lost Property

Author: Andy Poyiadgi
Editor: Nobrow Press
ISBN: 9781907704864
Size: 13,45 MB
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Gerald is a postman, much like many other postmen. One day, having lost a precious and personal item, he visits his local lost and found. Only to find far more than he bargained for, because in this "self storage", each and every one of Gerald's lost possessions has been kept and contained. How each item got there and why they were under one roof was a mystery. But they were all there...Faced with this new trove of personal riches, Gerald discovers their ability to trigger powerful memories, resurrecting the ghosts of his past, igniting long lost passions and helping him change the course of his future.

Lost Property

Author: Alex Defert
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1491892390
Size: 11,38 MB
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It has been said that there is no greater poverty in this world than the feeling of being unwanted or unloved. What small solace we have lies in the sharing of our loves and desires through art. These poems are a tentative odyssey through dark feelings and, hopefully, a string to lead us through the twisted labyrinth of sadness we so often find ourselves in.

Lost Property

Author: David Hardham
Editor: David Hardham
ISBN: 1310723397
Size: 17,36 MB
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A well known but sometimes unscrupulous property developer hires Harriet to have a Heritage Listing removed from an old rundown building that he wants to demolish to make way for a new residential development. What Harriet uncovers is a maze of deceit and corruption that threatens not only her life but others she involves. Racing against a tight deadline, Harriet exposes many of those involved but will she achieve the assignment in time?

The Penguin In Lost Property

Author: Roger Stevens
Editor: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1447248600
Size: 10,80 MB
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A fantastic collection of brand-new poems featuring a whole world of animals, birds and fish, including but not limited to penguins, cats, zebras, stick insects, dogs, salmon, crabs, giraffes, cows, eels, snails and lions, from two brilliant, funny and inspiring poets.

Lost Property

Author: Pat Thomson
ISBN: 9780006750987
Size: 16,16 MB
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Alex has got some explaining to do. Everything he takes to school disappears, but Mrs Etheridge, Alex's teacher, isn't at all prepared for some of his explanations.

Lost Property

Author: Ben Sonnenberg
Editor: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 1681374234
Size: 18,64 MB
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Peek inside one of New York City's grandest homes—that of Benjamin Sonnenberg, Sr., the inventor of modern public relations—in this smart and hilarious memoir of privilege and excess, told by the son of a powerful and seductive man. Lost Property is a book of memoirs and confessions. The memoirs are of 19 Gramercy Park, once described by The New Yorker as “the greatest house . . . in private hands in New York.” Much like an ocean liner, it was commanded by the author’s immensely powerful and seductive father, Benjamin Sonnenberg Sr., the man said to have invented the modern business of public relations. The memoirs are also of a son’s aesthetic, sexual, and political education, as he both rejects his father’s influence and strives to be his equal. The confessions in Lost Property are of Ben Sonnenberg’s sometimes absurd flight into “anarchy and sabotage”; of an infidel life in sex and politics in Europe during the Cold War (at one point he was reporting to both the CIA and East German intelligence) and in New York City in the late 1960s. Lost Property is also about marriage, children, debt, divorce, and multiple sclerosis. A savage comedy, Lost Property is deepened by reflections upon class, culture, and illness. “At last,” writes James Salter, “a defiant life that does not end in bathos, drugs, or stacks of old newspapers, one that draws its distinction from, and ends up as, art.”