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Crumbling Castle

Author : Sarah Hayes
ISBN : 0744517265
Genre : Crows
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Dragons At Crumbling Castle

Author : Terry Pratchett
ISBN : 9780544466593
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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An illustrated collection of 14 short stories—featuring "dragons and wizards, councilors and mayors, an adventurous tortoise and a monster in a lake, along with plenty of pointy hats and a few magic spells"— was written when the author was a teenaged newspaper reporter. 50,000 first printing.

The Crumbling Castle

Author : Brenda Gurr
ISBN : 191285886X
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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When Zinnia Jakes gets a new pastry order for a special medieval crumbling cake, she has no idea where to start! It needs to be ready in less than a day for the school fair and the clock is ticking. Can she deliver it on time while remaining the undercover pastry chef everyone talks about??

The Contested Castle

Author : Kate Ferguson Ellis
ISBN : 0252060482
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The Gothic novel emerged out of the romantic mist alongside a new conception of the home as a separate sphere for women. Looking at novels from Horace Walpole's Castle of Otranto to Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Kate Ferguson Ellis investigates the relationship between these two phenomena of middle-class culture--the idealization of the home and the popularity of the Gothic--and explores how both male and female authors used the Gothic novel to challenge the false claim of home as a safe, protected place. Linking terror -- the most important ingredient of the Gothic novel -- to acts of transgression, Ellis shows how houses in Gothic fiction imprison those inside them, while those locked outside wander the earth plotting their return and their revenge.

Scottish Castles Scotland S Most Dramatic Castles And Strongholds Collins Little Books

Author : Chris Tabraham
ISBN : 9780008265151
Genre : History
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A handy guide to nearly 140 of Scotland’s most dramatic castles and strongholds, all of which are open to the public. Optimised for colour tablets. The images in this ebook are not suitable for viewing on black and white e-ink devices.

Fairytale Love

Author : Leanne French
ISBN : 9781452512433
Genre : Self-Help
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With pessimistic divorce and break-up statistics climbing faster than a magic beanstalk, who doesn't want to believe in happily ever after? Fairytale Love presents a playful yet powerful relationship self-help guide that seeks to help you optimistically unlock the secrets of forever after, using inspirational solutions and accessible advice. Fairytales can awaken your creativity, enliven your imagination, and direct your attention to common human conditions and traits of character. They can also entertain, empower, and inspire you to really look at your own ways of thinking and behaving when faced with struggles and triumph. Relying on the positive psychology provided in Fairytale Love, you can find the keys to single-handedly transform your relationship into a more passionate, resilient one. This guide - reveals eighty-eight successful, love-enriching secrets; - awakens self-care and fosters charming ways of being; - puts you in charge of creating your own fulfilling love story; - delivers uplifting, fun ways to treasure each other; and - offers playful, distinctive strategies that increase respect, reduce beastly debates, and make it possible for you to love happily ever after.

The Benares Magazine

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ISBN : OXFORD:555030418
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The National Magazine

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ISBN : UCAL:B2871406
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The National Magazine

Author : Abel Stevens
ISBN : CORNELL:31924057446886
Genre : American essays
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Landscape Of Fear

Author : Tony Magistrale
ISBN : 0879724056
Genre : Literary Criticism
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One of the very first books to take Stephen King seriously, Landscape of Fear (originally published in 1988) reveals the source of King's horror in the sociopolitical anxieties of the post-Vietnam, post-Watergate era. In this groundbreaking study, Tony Magistrale shows how King's fiction transcends the escapism typical of its genre to tap into our deepest cultural fears: "that the government we have installed through the democratic process is not only corrupt but actively pursuing our destruction, that our technologies have progressed to the point at which the individual has now become expendable, and that our fundamental social institutions-school, marriage, workplace, and the church-have, beneath their veneers of respectability, evolved into perverse manifestations of narcissism, greed, and violence." Tracing King's moralist vision to the likes of Twain, Hawthorne, and Melville, Landscape of Fear establishes the place of this popular writer within the grand tradition of American literature. Like his literary forbears, King gives us characters that have the capacity to make ethical choices in an imperfect, often evil world. Yet he inscribes that conflict within unmistakably modern settings. From the industrial nightmare of "Graveyard Shift" to the breakdown of the domestic sphere in The Shining, from the techno-horrors of The Stand to the religious fanaticism and adolescent cruelty depicted in Carrie, Magistrale charts the contours of King's fictional landscape in its first decade.


Author : W. Scott Poole
ISBN : 9781619024205
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The new book from award-winning historian W. Scott Poole is a whip-smart piece of pop culture detailing the story of cult horror figure Vampira that actually tells the much wider story of 1950s America and its treatment of women and sex, as well as capturing a fascinating swath of Los Angeles history. In Vampire, Poole gives us the eclectic life of the dancer, stripper, actress, and artist Maila Nurmi, who would reinvent herself as Vampira during the backdrop of 1950s America, an era of both chilling conformity and the nascent rumblings of the countercultural response that led from the Beats and free jazz to the stirring of the LGBT movement and the hardcore punk scene in the bohemian enclave along Melrose Avenue. A veteran of the New York stage and late nights at Hollywood's hipster hangouts, Nurmi would eventually be linked to Elvis, Orson Welles, and James Dean, as well as stylist and photographer Rudi Gernreich, founder of the Mattachine Society and designer of the thong. Thanks to rumors of a romance between Vampira and James Dean, his tragic death inspired the circulation of stories that she had cursed him and, better yet, had access to his dead body for use in her dark arts. In Poole's expert hands, Vampira is more than the story of a highly creative artist continually reinventing herself, but a parable of the runaway housewife bursting the bounds of our straight-laced conventions with an exuberant display of camp, sex, and creative individuality that owed something to the morbid New Yorker cartoons of Charles Addams, the evil queen from Disney's Snow White, and the popular, underground bondage magazine Bizarre, and forward to the staged excesses of Madonna and Lady Gaga. Vampira is a wildly compelling tour through a forgotten piece of pop cultural history, one with both cultish and literary merit, sure to capture the imagination of Vampira fans new and old.

Early Days In The Range Of Light

Author : Daniel Arnold
ISBN : 9781582436555
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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It's 1873. Gore-Tex shells and aluminum climbing gear are a century away, but the high mountains still demand your attention. Imagine the stone in your hands and thousands of feet of open air below you, with only a wool jacket to weather a storm and no rope to catch a fall. Daniel Arnold did more than imagine he spent three years retracing the steps of his climbing forefathers, and in Early Days in the Range of Light, he tells their riveting stories. From 1864 to 1931, the Sierra Nevada witnessed some of the most audacious climbing of all time. In the spirit of his predecessors, Arnold carried only rudimentary equipment no ropes, no harness, no specialized climbing shoes. Sometimes he left his backpack and sleeping bag behind as well, and, like John Muir, traveled for days with only a few pounds of food rolled into a sack slung over his shoulder. In an artful blend of history, biography, nature, and adventure writing, Arnold brings to life the journeys and the terrain traveled. In the process he uncovers the motivations that drove an extraordinary group of individuals to risk so much for airy summits and close contact with bare stone and snow.

The Dignity Of Every Human Being

Author : Kirk Niergarth
ISBN : 9781442663206
Genre : Art
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“The Dignity of Every Human Being” studies the vibrant New Brunswick artistic community which challenged “the tyranny of the Group of Seven” with socially-engaged realism in the 1930s and 40s. Using extensive archival and documentary research, Kirk Niergarth follows the work of regional artists such as Jack Humphrey and Miller Brittain, writers such as P.K. Page, and crafts workers such as Kjeld and Erica Deichmann. The book charts the rise and fall of “social modernism” in the Maritimes and the style’s deep engagement with the social and economic issues of the Great Depression and the Popular Front. Connecting local, national, and international cultural developments, Niergarth’s study documents the attempts of Depression-era artists to question conventional ideas about the nature of art, the social function of artists, and the institutions of Canadian culture. “The Dignity of Every Human Being” records an important and previously unexplored moment in Canadian cultural history.


Author : Glenn Davis
ISBN : 9780595384839
Genre : Poetry
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[untitled] Public art is a lot like the CIA its need to maintain plausible deniability One could argue this enriches the artistic product makes more interesting entendre and layers or one could say it puts a level of stress this is not necessary lays another cross, a burden on the artist's shoulders a layer of stress like inviting an unwanted guest, a thief at that, a hustler, a whore, into one's own home Prophetgandist is a war-torn carnival of words too immense to contain. It is philosophy, mysticism, and Dadaesque surrealism that will go on living in your very being. From political polemic and devil preachin' to sylvan exposé, it covers humanity's foibles and glories while exploring the deep roots of our history to reveal the future. A new beat intelligence unfolds, yet unseen on the American horizon. So sit back, listen, and watch the show. Someone left the propane on; the fire's still smoldering; the clues are lurking. The mystery is true; the detective is you.

African American Gothic

Author : M. Wester
ISBN : 9781137315281
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This new critique of contemporary African-American fiction explores its intersections with and critiques of the Gothic genre. Wester reveals the myriad ways writers manipulate the genre to critique the gothic's traditional racial ideologies and the mechanisms that were appropriated and re-articulated as a useful vehicle for the enunciation of the peculiar terrors and complexities of black existence in America. Re-reading major African American literary texts such as Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, Of One Blood, Cane, Invisible Man, and Corregidora African American Gothic investigates texts from each major era in African American Culture to show how the gothic has consistently circulated throughout the African American literary canon.

Sundials And Roses Of Yesterday

Author : Alice Morse Earle
ISBN : 9781108065184
Genre : History
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The American author Alice Morse Earle (1851-1911) practised a distinctive form of historical writing which made innovative use of material evidence in its focus on the details of everyday life. Lavishly illustrated, this 1902 work illuminates the social history of two 'garden delights': sundials and roses.

Waking Reality

Author : Donna LeClair
ISBN : 9781493159192
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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For author Donna Le Clair, reality are stories carried from generation to generation, but perception can transform when truth is awakened and freed. She penned her story – her reality - as she wept cradled under a bed, but as she listened to the stories of others and acknowledged their visibility, she saw shoulders soften, sighs release and wings soar...and herself, heal. Waking Reality is a story of life—at its best and worse. A journey possessing strength emanating from a higher source encompassing, determination, belief, forgiveness, and the courage to shed ones childhood and adapt to the realities of the world. As Dinesh H Shah, Team- 2 Leader of Landmark TMLP in Mumbai India,says, "One thinks they live life by forces one can control, but ultimately, reality is governed by a power many might not have any control, especially the innocent children. It is time for everyone to wake-up to reality and face it with divine power, for self and for the people around the world." Her memoirs stumble down the dark alleys of America and into the invisible lives of the homeless. It rummages through the lonely streets of rejection and into the raw trap of abuse and addiction. Constantly transforming, it travels inside a living breed called family and the ties that bind them, leaving readers spellbound and speechless. Waking Reality does not lecture, preach or advice – it simply shows visibility to the victim and the accuser while altering stories awakened by the telling of her own. It is about hope and belief, but more importantly, it is about love. Forgiveness is learned and lives understood as this dark tale unravels awareness, enlightenment, and eventual salvation.

Transactions Of The Geological Society Of Glasgow

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ISBN : UCSD:31822009558495
Genre : Geology
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Author : Geological Society of Glasgow
ISBN : STANFORD:36105008177433
Genre : Geology
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The Rough Guide To Kent Sussex And Surrey

Author : Samantha Cook
ISBN : 9781409330110
Genre : Travel
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The brand-new, full-colour Rough Guide to Kent, Sussex & Surrey is the ultimate guide to this beautiful corner of England, with clear maps and lively accounts of both the big cultural attractions and the smaller, quirkier sights, and full coverage of vibrant Brighton and historic Canterbury. The region is fast gaining a reputation as a foodie hotspot, and the guide offers detailed reviews of the best places to eat, from old-world tearooms to Michelin-starred restaurants. Also included is accommodation for all budgets - from country-house hotels to cozy b&b's and idyllic campsites - as well as the best places to drink, featuring the best village pubs, plus the region's celebrated wineries. Find details on a host of local festivals and events, from Lewes' raucous Bonfire Night to Hastings' popular Pirate's Day, as well as ideas on outdoor activities, from paragliding in the South Downs to canoeing Kent's waterways, with plenty of scenic walks too. Written by local experts, this is an indispensable guide to a region that's ripe for exploring. Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to Kent, Sussex & Surrey. Now available in ePub format.

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