Dead as Doornails

Author: Anthony Cronin

Publisher: Lilliput PressLtd


Category: Social Science

Page: 203

View: 7413

In this account of life in post-war literary Dublin, Anthony Cronin writes of the frustrations and pathologies of this generation: the excess of drink; the shortage of sex; the insecurity and begrudgery; the limitations of cultural life in mid-century Ireland, and the bittersweet pull of exile.

Fear and Loathing in Fitzrovia

Author: Paul Willetts

Publisher: Dewi Lewis Publishing


Category: Authors, English

Page: 420

View: 8953

Born in London in 1912, the youngest child of a Cuban father and an Anglo-Indian mother, Julian Maclaren-Ross led a bizarre and chaotic life, living at one time or another as a vacuuum-cleaner salesman, an author, screenwriter, army deserter, alcoholic, drug-addict, stalker and Soho stalwart. Since his death, his place in literary history has been secured by the acclaimed posthumous publication of Memoirs of the Forties, and he has been memorialised as X. Trapnel in Anthony Powell's celebrated A Dance to the Music of Time. This is his first full and authorised biography.

Brendan Behan

Author: Michael O'Sullivan

Publisher: Roberts Rinehart

ISBN: 1461660270

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 354

View: 9911

Hailed as the new O'Casey by Irish critics in 1958, Behan is now often portrayed as the archetypal Irishman and spectacular drunk. Behind the myth lies the more compelling story of a writer who was never able to fully harness his larger-than-life personality and talent.

The League of Beastly Dreadfuls Book 1

Author: Holly Grant

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0385370091

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

View: 2859

A creepy Victorian house, secretive aunties, and a great escape combine in this debut that is part Mysterious Benedict Society, part Roald Dahl, and all quirky, smart, hilarious storytelling. Join the League. . . . Anastasia is a completely average almost-eleven-year-old. That is, UNTIL her parents die in a tragic vacuum-cleaner accident. UNTIL she’s rescued by two long-lost great-aunties. And UNTIL she’s taken to their delightful and, er, “authentic” Victorian home, St. Agony’s Asylum for the Criminally Insane. But something strange is going on at the asylum. Anastasia soon begins to suspect that her aunties are not who they say they are. So when she meets Ollie and Quentin, two mysterious brothers, the three join together to plot their great escape! "Marvelously inventive and utterly demented, THE LEAGUE OF BEASTLY DREADFULS is nasty good fun from beginning to end!" -- Bruce Coville, My Teacher is an Alien "WONDERFULLY WITTY. It reminds me of Roald Dahl's The Twits only in an insane asylum."—Chris Grabenstein, Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library * “A yummy debut.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review "Just the right mix of humor, magic, maliciousness, and suspense"—Booklist "Anastasia is anything but average, and her adventures are just beginning."—Publishers Weekly "Enough mystery and humor to keep readers wondering what will happen next. A solid debut reminiscent of Lemony Snicket's "A Series of Unfortunate Events."--School Library Journal "Abundant humor....Charmingly offbeat ...sure to entertain."--The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

Hotel Homo Sapiens

Author: Mike Brook

Publisher: Mike Brook

ISBN: 1453727108


Page: 310

View: 1062

Ike Lightningfoot is an American citizen. He's employed by World Wide Data Services. He's seven eighths Cherokee.And he's trapped in the basement of the Hotel Homo Sapiens with a preacher, an anthropologist, and the illegitimate son of the Prince of Monaco.This is his story.

Dead as a Doornail

Author: Charlaine Harris

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110113402X

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 9809

Small town cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse’s supernatural existence puts her in the line of fire in the fifth novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series—the inspiration for the HBO® original series True Blood. When Sookie Stackhouse sees her brother Jason’s eyes start to change, she knows he’s about to turn into a were-panther for the first time. But her concern becomes cold fear when a sniper sets his deadly sights on the local changeling population, and Jason’s new panther brethren suspect he may be the shooter. Now, Sookie has until the next full moon to find out who’s behind the attacks—unless the killer decides to find her first...

Dead As A Doornail

Author: Patti Larsen

Publisher: Patti Larsen Books

ISBN: 1989925235

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 1611

(Paranormal Cozy Murder Mystery featuring Witches and Dogs) Georgia Drake, Just Folks I unloaded my bags from the back of Olive’s light blue hatchback, waving at the happy pair as I headed down my walkway to the house, loaded with a rather embarrassingly impressive collection of acquisitions in shining plastic bags I’d make sure to reuse and or recycle as was the requirement of normal humans. It might have been apparent my present preoccupation with the sorting of such minor items indicated my current level of domesticity and acclimation to life without the typical magical disposal opportunities available to others like me. And while the ultimate fate of trash might have seemed a trivial topic, I found I was enjoying thoroughly such little shifts in thinking and that giant worries no longer were my own normal. Never in my life had I thought I, Georgia Eirene Drake, only daughter of the fabled Drake family whose bloodline of Gold Dragon Emissary was only two generations removed, would find herself delighting in tiny aspects of normalcy like sorting plastics and waste into their respective receptacles. Some might have seen it as the mighty fallen. I chose to find it satisfying. Georgia never intended to poke her nose into Sam Spencer’s personal affairs, even if the attraction is mutual despite his reluctance to admit it. She even accepts a date with someone else to prove it. But when she’s witness to the death of Sam’s old partner, she uncovers things from her handyman’s past he came home to Whitewitch Island to forget. Trouble is, he can no longer hide from the truth—a truth that makes him a prime suspect for murder. Welcome back to the Whitewitch Island Paranormal Cozies! KEYWORDS: paranormal cozy murder mystery book, paranormal cozy murder mystery series, paranormal cozy mystery book, paranormal cozy mystery series, paranormal cozy book, paranormal cozy series, cozy murder mystery book, cozy murder mystery series, cozy mystery book, cozy mystery series, cozy mystery, cozy mystery with dogs, dog cozy mystery book, dog cozy mystery series, cozy mystery with witches, witch cozy mystery, small town cozy mystery, cozy mystery mythology, greek mythology

Bloomsbury Dictionary of Idioms

Author: Gordon Jarvie

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408124920

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

View: 3508

From credit crunch to golden parachute, barking up the wrong tree to storm in a tea cup in this book, Gordon Jarvie explains all you need to know about these and 3,000 other common English idioms. Packed with nuggets of fascinating information, the Bloomsbury Dictionary of Idioms traces the origins of these phrases, explains meanings and gives examples of up-to-date usage. Ideal for word buffs and English students alike, this book will help all users of English to mind their (linguistic) ps and qs.

Death Of A Doornail

Author: Lee Mueller

Publisher: Lee Mueller


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 70

View: 8717

Eccentric Millionaire, Albert Doornale has invited all of his close friends to his estate. Only problem is, Albert's not home. No one has seen him. Was Albert killed? Kidnapped? A murder investigation will begin, as soon as a body is found.