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Handstands In The Dark

Author : Janey Godley
ISBN : 9781448117543
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Brought up amid near-Dickensian squalour in the tough East End of Glasgow and sexually abused by her uncle, Janey married into a Glasgow criminal family as a teenager, then found herself having to cope with the murder of her mother, violence, religious sectarianism, abject poverty and a frightening family of in-laws. First-hand, Janey saw the gangland violence and met extraordinary characters within an enclosed and seldom-revealed Glasgow underworld - from the grim and far-from-Swinging 60s, to the discos of the 70s, to the tidal wave of heroin addiction which swept through and engulfed Glasgow's East End during the 1980s. This evocative, intimate and moving portrayal of a woman forced to fight every day for her family's future will strike a chord with anyone who has ever struggled against adversity.

Star Wars Dark Disciple

Author : Christie Golden
ISBN : 9781473517868
Genre : Fiction
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When the Jedi decide to target Count Dooku-Darth Tryanus- himself, they turn to his ex-apprentice, Asajj Ventress, for help in getting close to the slippery Sith Lord. But when unexpected sparks fly between Ventress and Quinlan Vos, the unorthodox Jedi sent to work with her, the mission becomes a web of betrayal, alliances, secrets, and dark plotting that might just be the undoing of both Jedi and Sith - and everything in between!

Thomas Burke S Dark Chinoiserie

Author : Anne Veronica Witchard
ISBN : 0754658643
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Focusing on Thomas Burke's bestselling collection of short stories, Limehouse Nights (1916), Anne Witchard's interdisciplinary book contextualises the burgeoning cult of Chinatown in turn-of-the-century London. Witchard shows that Burke's immensely popular Chinatown stories destabilize social orthodoxies in highly complex ways, forcing us to rethink his influence on both sides of the Atlantic. She shows that China and chinoiserie served as mirrors that reveal the disquietudes of western art and culture.

Why Pandas Do Handstands

Author : Augustus Brown
ISBN : 9781416531906
Genre : Nature
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Presents a compendium of animal trivia, including such behavioral factoids as the sunbathing practices of tuna, the electricity-generating abilities of certain cattle, and the tap dancing talents of caterpillars.

Skunks In The Dark

Author : Doreen Gonzales
ISBN : 9781404280991
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Introduces skunks and describes their physical characteristics, life cycle, eating habits, and behavior.

Perfect Dark Initial Vector

Author : Greg Rucka
ISBN : 1429914521
Genre : Fiction
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The year is 2020: Corporations control everything. In the name of domination, these sprawling organizations have recruited their own military forces to fight clandestine battles against one another---a war fought in the boardrooms and won in the shadows, with the public none the wiser. Ex--bounty hunter Joanna Dark has unwillingly seen the front lines of this war. Her run-in with dataDyne, the world's most powerful hypercorporation, has left her with a wound that only vengeance can heal. Daniel Carrington, the charismatic founder of the Carrington Institute, has been locked in an ongoing war with dataDyne for years and sees Joanna's deadly skills as the key to victory over their mutual enemy. But Joanna is young and lost, unable to accept her abilities as virtues or fully trust Carrington's intentions. But when an explosive secret is unearthed---one that could finally bring down the threat of dataDyne once and for all---Joanna finds herself thrust back into the fight, one that brings her face to face with her past . . . and the forces shaping her future. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

English Toss On Planet Andong A Dark Teaching Comedy

Author : Dave Franklin
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Genre : Humor
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A biting black comedy that centres on three hopeless expat teachers in South Korea. Every year thousands of people travel to faraway lands to teach English as a foreign language. The fools. One such expat is Paul Taylor, a heartbroken Aussie looking for a fresh start in a South Korean classroom. The lack of training isn't much of a help, but it's the baffling natives and unhinged flatmates that really start to convince him he's crash-landed in another galaxy... Packed with over the top characters, English Toss is a demented sitcom of a novel that revels in the extremes of expat dislocation. *** R-rated for bad language and politically incorrect humour *** 'The author has an excellent ear for dialogue and some of his set-pieces are laugh out loud funny.' - Groove Korea magazine 'Startlingly different.' - Australian Crime Fiction '...the writing has pace, and is hilarious in places. An expose on Korean culture on and ESL teaching this book is not. But as a simple black comedy, English Toss is worth reading.' - The Korea Herald Length: 107,000 words.

In The Place Of Dark Secrets

Author : Phillip Finch
ISBN : 0515092517
Genre : Fiction
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While trying to recover from her grief over the death of her husband, Elise is shocked by the mysterious disappearance of her teenaged daughter

Hanging Hill

Author : Mo Hayder
ISBN : 9780802194794
Genre : Fiction
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In this “powerful and frightening” British thriller, two estranged sisters confront a crime that exposes the nightmares that lurk at the edges of domesticity (Irish Independent). On a picture-perfect morning in Bath, England, a teenage girl’s body is found on the towpath of a canal. Police detective Zoe Benedict is convinced the department head should look beyond the usual domestic motives to solve the brutal murder case. But no one wants to hear any far-fetched ideas from the department’s black sheep. Meanwhile, Zoe’s sister, Sally, has started working as a housekeeper for a wealthy entrepreneur whose eccentricities are beginning to seem increasingly repugnant, and possibly dangerous. As Zoe digs into the case and Sally’s suspicions grow, all signs point to one conclusion: There’s something very wrong at the house on Hanging Hill. “A chiller to the very end. Hayder deals with Britain at its grittiest.” —Peter Millar, The Times (London) “Mo Hayder has crafted a powerful and frightening thriller that grips the reader from page one to the blood-freezing shock of the final page. Utterly compelling.” —Irish Independent “[A] superbly plotted tale [with] an end more alarming than anything that comes before.” —New York Daily News

Playing Soldiers In The Dark

Author : Stephen Dueweke
ISBN : UCSC:32106010467733
Genre : Fiction
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