The Only Story

Author: Julian Barnes
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1473554799
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**THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER** Would you rather love the more, and suffer the more; or love the less, and suffer the less? That is, I think, finally, the only real question. First love has lifelong consequences, but Paul doesn’t know anything about that at nineteen. At nineteen, he’s proud of the fact his relationship flies in the face of social convention. As he grows older, the demands placed on Paul by love become far greater than he could possibly have foreseen. Tender and wise, The Only Story is a deeply moving novel by one of Britain's greatest mappers of the human heart.

Zero Is Not The Only Story

Author: P. Priyadarshi
Editor: P. Priyadarshi
ISBN: 9788189072148
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A Vision Of The World

Author: John Cheever
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1473572169
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The first authorised selected collection of the twentieth-century’s most influential short story writer. SELECTED AND INTRODUCED BY JULIAN BARNES Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, John Cheever – variously referred to as ‘Ovid in Ossining’ and the ‘Chekhov of the suburbs’ – forever altered the landscape of contemporary literature. In a career that spanned nearly fifty years, his short stories, often published in the New Yorker, gave voice to the repressed desires and smouldering disappointments of 1950s America as it teetered on the edge of spiritual awakening and sexual liberation in the ensuing Sixties. Up until now, John Cheever’s stories have only been available in Collected Stories, but with Julian Barnes’ selection we have the first fully authorised introduction to Cheever’s work. Satirical, fantastical, sad and transcendent, these are stories that speak directly to the heart of human experience, and remain a testament to the wit and vision of one of the most important and influential short story writers of the twentieth century.

The Only Story I Tell

Author: Woz Flint
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ISBN: 9780998521664
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Woz Flint's story began when she was five years old, on the cold winter morning when her mother was found murdered in her home. For every new chapter Woz has begun in her life, the pages always turn back to December 17, 1981. She survived ovarian cancer as a child. She secretly endured a sexual assault as a teenager. She searched for answers in cross-country moves and multiple marriages, never finding what she was looking for: the peace, comfort, and security she lost when her mom was taken from her. Thirty-six years later, Woz is raising a son of her own, navigating motherhood without a model and wishing her own mommy would walk through the door. Yet through all her uncertainty, Woz is finding her way. Woz's story is one of resilience, of longing and loving, and of ultimately realizing that the strength she needs has been inside her all along.

My Only Story

Author: Deon Wiggett
Editor: Penguin Random House South Africa
ISBN: 1776095618
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In November 2019, Deon Wiggett’s sensational weekly podcasts held South Africa in thrall as he hunted down the paedophile who raped him as a schoolboy. Now, in My Only Story, he completes his exposé of Willem Breytenbach, the once brilliant teacher and later media luminary who led a predatory life. Deon’s mission to expose his abuser takes him from Breytenbach’s high-school years at an agricultural school in South Africa’s hinterland to the famous Grey College in Bloemfontein and the media titan Naspers. But his quest reveals so much more. As he traces systemic failures through schools great and small, he uncovers a culture of complicity that presents a clear and horrid danger to South Africa’s children. While investigating men who prey on boys and girls, Deon devises a model that anyone can use to identify paedophiles in their midst. In his own words: ‘It’s pleasant to pretend that men don’t rape children, but once you accept that they do, it becomes surprisingly easy to recognise their trickery. Once you match a universal pattern to a specific man’s profile, you can spot the deceit before it is too late.’ My Only Story is a riveting, thoughtful and often irreverent account of one man’s determination to overcome childhood trauma; to help others face their demons; and to extract some beauty from the boyhood he lost.

My Only Story

Author: Monica Wood
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1472232011
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MY ONLY STORY is a moving, funny and bittersweet novel by Monica Wood, the acclaimed author of THE ONE-IN-A-MILLION BOY, sure to appeal to fans of Sarah Winman, Anne Tyler and Maggie O'Farrell. 'Wood's command of voice holds a reader all the way through to the last page' San Francisco Chronicle Rita Rosario has a gift, a way with people. She listens to them and really sees them for who they are - warts and all. Women, even men, come to Rita's beauty shop for perms, town gossip, and makeovers of their very lives. John Reed first appears to Rita in one of her dreams. When they meet at a town gathering a few days later, she immediately offers him a haircut, and a heart. As they share stories, Rita helps John fill a void by reconnecting him to his only family - a young niece he nearly lost in a heart-breaking tragedy. While inspiring John out of loneliness and into reconciliation, Rita begins to come to terms with events in her past... and discovers things about herself she never realised, including her own intimate role in John's unfolding story. What readers are saying about MY ONLY STORY: 'Monica Wood is a beautiful writer and can convey complex emotions in the most beautiful and simple ways. The book stays with you long after you finish it, as do the characters' 'An enchanting book. Wood's mastery of the language creates beautiful, sometimes poetic prose. Her ability to express both human pain and human hope is very refreshing. This book is a treasure' 'One of the best kept secrets of the literary world'

Hygiene Storycuts

Author: Julian Barnes
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1448128749
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Major 'Jacko' Jackson, now retired, takes his yearly, self-appointed furlough to London. But time has moved on, and the kitchenware on the itemised task list his wife has provided him with is not the only thing he finds out of stock. Part of the Storycuts series, this short story was previously published in the collection The Lemon Table.

So What S Your Point

Author: Fran Sciacca
Editor: Navpress Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781631464591
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What has happened to our culture? There was a time when we thought that we had all the answers, we knew it all, and we knew better. Now we act as though there are no answers. We wonder whether we can know anything at all, whether anyone will tell us the truth. In an age where our sense of possibility has collided with our loss of purpose, So, What’s Your Point? explodes like a bomb, dismantling the notion that we can write our own stories and expect a happy ending. Fran Sciacca wakes us up and invites us into a sweeping story—God’s story—where we discover that there’s a point to each of us: We find our identity, and our purpose, our mission in life in the story God has written for us.

Death

Author: Julian Barnes
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1473548454
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When it comes to death, is there ever a best case scenario? In this disarmingly witty book, Julian Barnes confronts our unending obsession with the end. He reflects on what it means to miss God, whether death can be good for our careers and why we eventually turn into our parents. Barnes is the perfect guide to the weirdness of the only thing that binds us all. Selected from the book Nothing to be Frightened Of by Julian Barnes VINTAGE MINIS: GREAT MINDS. BIG IDEAS. LITTLE BOOKS. A series of short books by the world’s greatest writers on the experiences that make us human Also in the Vintage Minis series: Calm by Tim Parks Drinking by John Cheever Babies by Anne Enright Psychedelics by Aldous Huxley

The Man In The Red Coat

Author: Julian Barnes
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ISBN: 9781787332164
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The Booker Prize-winning author of The Sense of an Ending takes us on a rich, witty tour of Belle Epoque Paris, via the life story of the pioneering surgeon Samuel Pozzi. In the summer of 1885, three Frenchmen arrived in London for a few days' shopping. One was a Prince, one was a Count, and the third was a commoner with an Italian name, who four years earlier had been the subject of one of John Singer Sargent's greatest portraits. The commoner was Samuel Pozzi, society doctor, pioneer gynaecologist and free-thinker - a rational and scientific man with a famously complicated private life. Pozzi's life played out against the backdrop of the Parisian Belle Epoque. The beautiful age of glamour and pleasure more often showed its ugly side- hysterical, narcissistic, decadent and violent, a time of rampant prejudice and blood-and-soil nativism, with more parallels to our own age than we might imagine. The Man in the Red Coat is at once a fresh and original portrait of the Belle Epoque - its heroes and villains, its writers, artists and thinkers - and a life of a man ahead of his time. Witty, surprising and deeply researched, the new book from Julian Barnes illuminates the fruitful and longstanding exchange of ideas between Britain and France, and makes a compelling case for keeping that exchange alive. 'An absolute tonic for grey winter days' Evening Standard *A The Times, Evening Standard and Financial Times Book of the Year*

It S Not Just My Only Love Story

Author: Bhubanesh Baisakha
Editor: Sankalp Publication
ISBN: 8194650631
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It is a story that takes you into the life of a 12 years old young boy called Brijesh who always had certain awkwardness around girls to which he finally overcame when on one fine winter morning he met a girl around his age in the school bus. Soon, their friendship grew which later got converted into a flawed love story. Though they survived the early challenges of romantic relationships that one faces at that young age, but their hearts were still filled with doubts. Though she promised to be with him, she never called after the completion of the schooling. But after years of separation, life gave them a second chance to reconnect. They again fell in love and believed that they are supposed to together forever. This time they even had a well made plan for their future, but destiny had a different plan for them. They both tried to hold on to their plans, but with time people change and so as their plans. As the boy suffered from serious physical & mental health issues which also made their love miserable and eventually led to separation. After a decade they both meet again at a relationship counseling program on his birthday from where the story took an unexpected turn. Will they both give themselves a third chance or are they just happy to be remain unknown? Read the story to get all your questions answered.

Metroland

Author: Julian Barnes
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 140908874X
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A special edition of Julian Barnes’s first novel with an introduction from the author and previously unseen archive material. Christopher and Toni found in each other the perfect companion for that universal adolescent pastime: smirking at the world as you find it. In between training as flaneurs and the grind of school, they cast a cynical eye over their various dislikes: parents with their lives of spotless emptiness, Third Division (North) football teams, God, commuters and girls, and the inhabitants of Metroland: the strip of suburban dormitory Christopher calls home. Longing for real life to begin, Christopher makes for Paris in time for les événements of 1968, only to miss it all in a haze of sex, French theatre and first love. And before long he finds himself drawn inevitably back to Metroland and the very life he was trying to escape... This special edition contains unseen archive material including letters from early fans such as Philip Larkin and Dodie Smith, contemporary reviews, a deleted scene from the original manuscript as well as an introduction from the author.

The Book Of Martin Harvey With The True Story Of The Only Way And Other Matters

Author: Sir John Martin-Harvey
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Congressional Record

Author: United States. Congress
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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)

A History Of The World In 10 1 2 Chapters

Author: Julian Barnes
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1409088650
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Beginning with an unlikely stowaway's account of life on board Noah's Ark, A History of the World in 101⁄2 Chapters presents a surprising, subversive, fictional history of earth told from several kaleidoscopic perspectives. Noah disembarks from his ark but he and his Voyage are not forgotten: they are revisited in on other centuries and other climes - by a Victorian spinster mourning her father, by an American astronaut on an obsessive personal mission. We journey to the Titanic, to the Amazon, to the raft of the Medusa, and to an ecclesiastical court in medieval France where a bizarre case is about to begin... This is no ordinary history, but something stranger, a challenge and a delight for the reader's imagination. Ambitious yet accessible, witty and playfully serious, this is the work of a brilliant novelist.

The Noise Of Time

Author: Julian Barnes
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1473524822
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'BARNES'S MASTERPIECE' - OBSERVER In May 1937 a man in his early thirties waits by the lift of a Leningrad apartment block. He waits all through the night, expecting to be taken away to the Big House. Any celebrity he has known in the previous decade is no use to him now. And few who are taken to the Big House ever return. ‘Stunning’ Sunday Times ‘A profound meditation on power and the relationship of art and power... It is a masterpiece of sympathetic understanding... I don’t think Barnes has written a finer, more truthful or more profound book’ Scotsman ‘A tour de force by a master novelist at the top of his game’ Daily Express

The Gospel Is The Only Story Where The Hero Dies For The Villain

Author: Jhwh Publishing
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ISBN: 9781093384413
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Are you looking for a beautiful gift for that special someone? This is a blank, lined journal that is perfect for your christian friends, whether women or men. Use it as Prayer Journal, Bible Journal for your Devotional Quiet Time or just any other notebook. Other details include: 120 pages, 6x9, cream paper and a beautiful matte-finished cover. Make sure to look at our other products for more journal ideas.

Nothing To Be Frightened Of

Author: Julian Barnes
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 140701546X
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'I don't believe in God, but I miss Him.' Julian Barnes' new book is, among many things, a family memoir, an exchange with his philosopher brother, a meditation on mortality and the fear of death, a celebration of art, an argument with and about God, and a homage to the French writer Jules Renard. Though he warns us that 'this is not my autobiography', the result is a tour of the mind of one of our most brilliant writers.

The Story Of Mats Israelson Storycuts

Author: Julian Barnes
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1448128781
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Anders Bodén, an esteemed sawmill manager and casual tour guide to those unfamiliar with the small Swedish town he calls home, finds a happy outlet for his knowledge of trees and local history when a new pharmacist arrives in town with his young wife in tow. But then gossip begins to circulate around an association . . . Part of the Storycuts series, this short story was previously published in the collection The Lemon Table.

The Only Child

Author: Nell Dunn
Editor: Jonathan Cape
ISBN:
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