Writing Children's Fiction

Author: Linda Newbery,Yvonne Coppard

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472535332

Category: Reference

Page: 272

View: 9958

Full of both inspirational and practical advice, Writing Children's Fiction: A Writers' and Artists' Companion is an essential guide to writing for some of the most difficult and demanding readers of all: children and young people. Part 1 explores the nature, history and challenges of children's literature, and the amazing variety of genres available for children from those learning to read to young adults. Part 2 includes tips by such bestselling authors as David Almond, Malorie Blackman, Meg Rosoff and Michael Morpurgo. Part 3 contains practical advice - from shaping plots and creating characters to knowing your readers, handling difficult subjects and how to find an agent and publisher when your book or story is complete.

The Wall

Author: William Sutcliffe

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408838435

Category: Fiction

Page: 291

View: 3783

A powerful, searing story of a divided city - where one boy strays on to the wrong side of the wall, and finds his life changed for ever . . .

Tuning In The Great Gildersleeve

Author: Clair Schulz

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786473363

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 236

View: 8722

"This guide to over 500 recorded episodes of The Great Gildersleeve and to the scripts of 46 episodes for which no recordings exist gives background on the development of the program and appendices list episodes as well as provide information about cast members, notable occurrences on the program, ratings, and the films and TV series"--Provided by publisher.

Leila's Secret

Author: Kooshyar Karimi

Publisher: Penguin Group Australia

ISBN: 1743485220

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 354

Spellbinding and heartbreaking, the true story told by Kooshyar Karimi in Leila's Secret shows us everyday life for women in a country where it can be a crime to fall in love. Born in a slum to a Muslim father and a Jewish mother, Kooshyar Karimi has transformed himself into a successful doctor, an award-winning writer, and an adoring father. His could be a comfortable life but his conscience won't permit it: he is incapable of turning away the unmarried women who beg him to save their lives by ending the pregnancies that, if discovered, would see them stoned to death. One of those women is 22-year-old Leila. Beautiful, intelligent, passionate, she yearns to go to university but her strictly traditional family forbids it. Returning home from the library one day – among the few trips she's allowed out of the house – she meets a handsome shopkeeper, and her fate is sealed. Kooshyar has rescued countless women, but Leila seeks his help for a different reason, one that will haunt him for years afterwards and inspire an impossible quest from faraway Australia. For all its tragedy, this unforgettable book is paradoxically uplifting, told from the heart of Kooshyar's immense sympathy, in the hope that each of us – and the stories we tell – can make a difference. '[A] remarkable book . . . Karimi earns our trust through his experiences and his sympathy with the plight of the marginalised.' Owen Richardson, Saturday Age 'A profoundly moving story, beautifully told with extraordinary insight, and filling us with awe at the strength of the author's moral courage.' Robin de Crespigny, author of The People Smuggler 'A riveting account of one girl's innocent spirit defying the tyranny of Iran's crushing regime. It is a masterpiece of moral impossibilities and climactic suspense.' Bob Brown 'An absolutely stunning book. Leila's story is deeply affecting and Kooshyar Karimi is a consummate storyteller.' Shirley Walker, Author of The Ghost at the Wedding 'Leila's Secret brims with compassion and yearning and eloquently shares the story of a regime suffocating its people and losing all that was great about it. To read this book is to see inside a culture and understand the desperation of its people.' The Hoopla 'Compelling and powerful.' Sunday Age 'Inspiring . . . often harrowing . . . Offers insight into how and why one man is willing to put the welfare of others before his own safety.' Townsville Bulletin

A Secret Life

Author: Barbara Dunlop

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1426857101

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 6536

This is one crime that mystery writer Joan Bateman can't solve herself As far as Joan Bateman is concerned, life as she's known it is over. For years she's lived with a dual identity. The people of Indigo know her simply as their neighbor, but to crime-mystery readers, she's the bestselling author Jules Burrell. But once her secret is leaked, the media, her fans and Anthony Verdun, her New York agent, all descend on the sleepy little town. Anthony is bent on using the publicity to promote Joan's latest book, but it's when the plot turns out to be more fact than fiction and the murderer sets his sights on Joan that the relationship between author and agent becomes much more personal.


Author: M. K. Speaks

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1456710974

Category: Fiction

Page: 257

View: 7383

Alejandro thought he had lost the fire and passion he had to compose his music until the night he meets a gorgeous Latino dancer, Leila. Everything about Leila, the color of her hair, the way she moves her hips, stirs something inside him that he thought he would never feel again. But his music once again comes together and his career in the Latino music industry soars, and it is all because of her. However Leila had escaped from Hell, a Hell no one should ever have to experience, at the hand of the world's cruelest and most powerful men. It left her with memories she could not reveal to anyone, not even Alejandro. As she and Alejandro travel the world, their love grows for one another, and her defenses gradually come down, until one night when she comes face to face with the fact that she isn't the only one with a secret past.

The Seven Perfumes of Sacrifice

Author: Amy Logan

Publisher: Amy Logan

ISBN: 0985308001

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 6786

A women's thriller about the search for the ancient lost origins of honor killing and the divine feminine in the Arab world.

Leila Stories

Author: Yossef Barniv

Publisher: 21 Century Books


Category: Fiction

Page: 135

View: 5968

Kazaam is a fairy tale for the whole family engaging narrative style of The Thousand and One Nights. The book tells a fascinating story about wizards, demons, kings queens, jealousy, love and other passions ...


Author: Prayaag Akbar

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571341330

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 7880

Every year on Leila's birthday Shalini kneels by the wall with a little yellow spade and scoops dry earth to make a pit for two candles. One each for herself and for Riz, the husband at her side. But as Shalini walks from the patch of grass where she held her vigil the man beside her melts away. It is sixteen years since they took her, her daughter's third birthday party, the last time she saw the three people she loves most dearly: her mother, her husband, her child. There are thirty-two candle stubs buried in that lawn, and Shalini believes her search is finally drawing to a close. When she finds Leila, she will return and dig up each and every one.


Author: Mona Sedrak

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press Inc

ISBN: 1509231331

Category: Fiction

Page: 326

View: 5035

After being shunned by her Middle Eastern family, medical assistant Leila Solomon struggles to build a life for herself and her child. Landscape photographer Aiden Stone built a career seeing what others miss, and the second he meets Leila, he is drawn to her unassuming beauty and fragile strength. Leila cannot defy the gravitational forces pulling her toward Aiden and to the family who cast her out. To build a future with Aiden, she must face the past but is she strong enough to resist being pulled back into the family fold?