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The Umbrella Man And Other Stories

Author : Roald Dahl
ISBN : 9781101636282
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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Is it really possible to invent a machine that does the job of a writer? What is it about the landlady's house that makes it so hard for her guests to leave? Does Sir Basil Turton value most his wife or one of his priceless sculptures? These compelling tales are a perfect introduction to the adult writing of a storytelling genius.

Skin And Other Stories

Author : Roald Dahl
ISBN : 9781101636305
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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How would you get rid of a murder weapon without causing suspicion? Where would you hide a diamond where no one else would think of looking? What if you found out that the tattoo on your back was worth over a million dollars? You will discover that just about anything is possible in a Roald Dahl story, and here are eleven of his very best.

Umbrella

Author : Will Self
ISBN : 9781408820148
Genre : Coma
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SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2012 A brother is as easily forgotten as an umbrella. James Joyce, Ulysses Recently having abandoned his RD Laing-influenced experiment in running a therapeutic community - the so-called Concept House in Willesden - maverick psychiatrist Zack Busner arrives at Friern Hospital, a vast Victorian mental asylum in North London, under a professional and a marital cloud. He has every intention of avoiding controversy, but then he encounters Audrey Dearth, a working-class girl from Fulham born in 1890 who has been immured in Friern for decades. A socialist, a feminist and a munitions worker at the Woolwich Arsenal, Audrey fell victim to the encephalitis lethargica sleeping sickness epidemic at the end of the First World War and, like one of the subjects in Oliver Sacks' Awakenings, has been in a coma ever since. Realising that Audrey is just one of a number of post-encephalitics scattered throughout the asylum, Busner becomes involved in an attempt to bring them back to life - with wholly unforeseen consequences. Is Audrey's diseased brain in its nightmarish compulsion a microcosm of the technological revolutions of the twentieth century? And if Audrey is ill at all - perhaps her illness is only modernity itself? And what of Audrey's two brothers, Stanley and Albert: at the time she fell ill, Stanley was missing presumed dead on the Western Front, while Albert was in charge of the Arsenal itself, a coming man in the Imperial Civil Service. Now, fifty years later, when Audrey awakes from her pathological swoon, which of the two is it who remains alive? Radical in its conception, uncompromising in its style, Umbrella is Will Self's most extravagant and imaginative exercise in speculative fiction to date.

Plip The Umbrella Man

Author : David Sire
ISBN : 3899557387
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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The constant rain gets Plip so down that he decides to become an umbrella. But even as an umbrella man, life isn't always easy. Plip came into the world as an ordinary man. But when it started to rain, he became more and more unhappy. At first, he thought the rain would stop. When it didn't, Plip decided to live the rest of his life as an umbrella man. Plip now walks through the world protected from raindrops, but he's lonely. When he meets an umbrella woman, they try to hug, but their umbrellas get in the way. This makes Plip even sadder and he finally closes himself up and leaves the umbrella woman behind. Feelings rage inside of him. Cyclones, tornadoes, and typhoons break over him and his umbrella can't hold up. It turns inside out and collects a whole sea of rainwater that gets heavier and heavier until Plip has no choice to pour himself out. With his story of Plip, author David Sire explores important facets of life including doubt, love, and confidence. To emphasize the inner workings of Plip's psyche, Illustrated by Thomas Baas works only with cool blue tones and one warm red. The metaphor of rain and its various meanings inspire young readers to think about how they deal with their own emotions.

Great Stories For Children

Author : Ruskin Bond
ISBN : 8129118920
Genre : Children's stories, Indic (English)
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Great Stories for Children is a collection of some of Ruskin Bond's most delightful children's stories. It stars Toto, the monkey, who takes a fancy to the narrator's aunt, much to her dismay, a python besotted by his own appearance, a mischievous ghost who enjoys stirring up the house when things get dull, three young children stranded in a storm on the Haunted Hilland Ruskin Bond himself, who happens to make the acquaintance of a ghost at a resort late one night.

Umbrella Man

Author : Doug J. Swanson
ISBN : 0425174646
Genre : Fiction
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When Jack Flippo meets a man who claims to posses explosive photography of the JFK assassination, his life is thrown into complete turmoil. Reprint.

Join In

Author : Donald R. Gallo
ISBN : 9780307779397
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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Here are seventeen original short stories that reflect young adults' views on friendships and prejudice, expectations and disappointments, and connections and confrontations. From the Paperback edition.

Blossom English

Author : John Stephen Knodell
ISBN : 4908152047
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The Blossom English series helps students develop their grammar, vocabulary, reading comprehension, and writing skills by integrating activities with amazing short stories by some of the most popular writers in the world. The Blossom English series was created to be used in classrooms, and is not a self-study textbook. Blossom English: The Umbrella Man and Other Stories by Roald Dahl is an advanced-level study textbook. It uses 7 of the short stories from Roald Dahl's collection of mysterious, dark, richly detailed tales. Within the textbook, learning activities focus on improving vocabulary, practicing essential grammar forms, idioms and phrasal verbs, as well as sentence development to essay writing. Interesting and relevant debate topics give students opportunities to practice speaking and listening in English. The Blossom English series is a content-based textbook that uses authentic readings with grammar, writing, and speaking exercises. While the textbook is rich with grammar exercises, exercises can be used to A) create conversations from the grammar exercises B) test students on the problematic grammar points throughout the book, and C) connect the reading book with sections of the textbook, for example, the making perfect sentences and grammar focus sections. For classes studying English approximately 3-4 hours a week, try to finish one reading section, one grammar focus/preposition/article exercise, and one writing assignment. Each week, test students on one of the grammar exercises, have a review test of the vocabulary, and always use the textbook as an opportunity to speak with students. In order to prepare for writing essays, debate the topic before giving the assignment for homework.

A Fistful Of Earth And Other Stories

Author : Siddhartha Gigoo
ISBN : 8129135094
Genre : Fiction
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Set in a land ravaged by political upheaval and war, A Fistful of Earth and Other Stories depicts a surreal world where people find themselves trapped in circumstances over which they have no control. In a series of bizarre incidents, a researcher is baffled by the secrets he unearths about a dying clan, a monk encounters an enigmatic stranger at a railway station, a municipal commissioner suddenly goes mad for no discernible reason, a medical intern discovers a shocking secret after a patient's death, two chess-loving inmates are unable to escape from a prison long after it has ceased to be one and a refugee undertakes an odyssey through time and memory in search of his lost friend. Written in elegant and lyrical prose and traversing a range of themes, these stories will transport you to a world of conflict and persecution, of banishment and exile, of loneliness and despair but where still glimmers a hope for redemption.

The Scratchling Trinity

Author : Boyd Brent
ISBN : 152035195X
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No one knew the importance of the Scratchling-born, until now. When a desperate orphan called Eric Kettle scratches a cry for help into a wall in 1840, little does he know that it's about to be answered by luckless Max Hastings in 2016. Both Max and Eric are soon to discover that they're Scratchling-born, and that along with the Ellie Swanson, a no-nonsense Scratchling veteran, they are destined to form the Scratchling Trinity. With an evil headmaster, a flying boat, two vengeful giants and a clutch of ghostly helpers along the way, they are off on an incredible adventure!

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