Tell Me Where It Hurts

Author: Nick Trout

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1405511834

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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It's 2:47am when Dr Nick Trout, a British vet working in Boston, USA, is abruptly woken and called in to the Angell Memorial Animal Hospital to see if he can save the life of Sage, a ten year-old German Shephard with a critical stomach condition. The case is severe, the outlook bleak, and Dr Trout is her only chance. So begins an intimate and exhilarating journey into a typical day in a far from typical job. TELL ME WHERE IT HURTS takes the reader to the heart of the trials and tribulations of life as a veterinary surgeon, a life filled with heartbreak, triumph, anxiety, and of course, cuddly pets and their variously crazy, desperate, and demanding owners. The day's events come alive with Trout's breezy and companionable narration, and while he illustrates many of the issues pertinent to 21st century pet medicine, at its heart, the book reminds us that while the technology may have moved on from James Herriot's day, the essential characters, humour, and humanity remain the same as ever.

Tell Me where it Hurts

Author: Paul Groves

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748702510

Category: Drama

Page: 36

View: 7604


Readers of all ages will be motivated by this popular series of stories and plays featuring plots which are suitable for teenagers and adults.A sense of accomplishment will be achieved as the short chapters enable readers to progress easily through the books.Pupils' ability to read is improve through the clear and well-spaced type and controlled language level.The Spirals series presents the message that reading is for enjoyment as the books do not include any activities for analysis.

Show Me Where it Hurts

Author: Kylie Maslen

Publisher: Text Publishing

ISBN: 1925923584

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 304

View: 7639


Personal essay meets pop-culture critique in this unflinchingly honest collection about chronic illness and misogyny in medicine, by Adelaide writer Kylie Maslen

The Well of Loneliness

Author: Marguerite Radclyffe Hall

Publisher: DigiCat

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 361


DigiCat Publishing presents to you this special edition of "The Well of Loneliness" by Marguerite Radclyffe Hall. DigiCat Publishing considers every written word to be a legacy of humankind. Every DigiCat book has been carefully reproduced for republishing in a new modern format. The books are available in print, as well as ebooks. DigiCat hopes you will treat this work with the acknowledgment and passion it deserves as a classic of world literature.

The Well of Loneliness

Author: Radclyffe Hall ,General Press

Publisher: GENERAL PRESS

ISBN: 9391181252

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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The Well of Loneliness, first published in 1928, is a timeless portrayal of lesbian love. The thinly disguised story of Hall's own life, it was banned outright upon publication and almost ruined her literary career as the subject was that of an obscenity trial and forbidden at the time in England. The novel tells the story of Stephen, an ideal child of aristocratic parents—a fencer, a horse rider and a keen scholar. Stephen grows to be a war hero, a bestselling writer and a loyal, protective lover. But Stephen is a woman, and is attracted to women. As her ambitions drive her, and society incarcerates her, Stephen is forced into desperate actions. Although Gordon's attitude toward her own sexuality is anguished, the novel presents lesbianism as natural and makes a plea for greater tolerance. It became an international bestseller, and for decades was the single most famous lesbian novel.

You Must Be This Tall to Ride

Author: B.J. Hollars

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1599633639

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

View: 5898


Compelling stories have the power to generate infinite wonder: It's nearly impossible to imagine how the author began, and yet we sense there's much more beyond the final word. It's this mystery–a combination of inspiration and craft, smoke and mirrors–that makes writing feel momentous. But it can also feel overwhelming, causing us to become small, scared, not quite ready for the "big" rides, such as finishing that story, that novel, and finding the courage to share it with the world. In You Must Be This Tall to Ride, you'll find 20 works of fiction and nonfiction by acclaimed contemporary authors, each offering fresh perspective on ''coming of age'' (a story to which we can all relate), as well as exclusive personal essays and practical exercises.In their own words, these writers grant you a guided tour of craft with unparalleled access to the process behind their creation, including how to: • grow a story from the seed of an image or sentence • allow experiments with language to lead you to plot • turn even the most unlikely characters into heroes • transform raw anecdotes from your own life into compelling fiction and essay Join 20 writers as we grow up and down, taking a rollercoaster ride in stories. You'll not only begin to understand what makes the wheels of a story turn, you'll also gain the tools and strategies to transform lost characters and runaway plots into the greatest show on earth. So go ahead, step right up. Listen for the calliope music, and take your place in line. Your ride has just begun.CONTRIBUTORS: • Steve Almond • Aimee Bender • Kate Bernheimer • Ryan Boudinot • Judy Budnitz • Dan Chaon • Brock Clarke • Michael Czyzniejewski • Stuart Dybek • Michael Martone • Antonya Nelson • Peter Orner • Jack Pendarvis • Benjamin Percy • Andrew Porter • Chad Simpson • George Singleton • Brady Udall • Laura van den Berg • Ryan Van Meter

Beware of Me

Author: Poppy Hollingworth

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1304700372

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 200

View: 2564


You may know about Queen Victoria. But you don't know about her sister, who would do anything to take Victoria's place as Queen. Murder, a twisted love triangle, and the gradual drift towards insanity all lead to the secret tale of Irene. Beware of Me brings forth the untold story of a woman's desperate attempt to re-write history...

3 Books To Know Lesbian Literature

Author: Virginia Woolf,Radclyffe Hall,Sheridan Le Fanu,August Nemo

Publisher: Tacet Books

ISBN: 3968583752

Category: Fiction

Page: 483

View: 4158


Welcome to the3 Books To Knowseries, our idea is to help readers learn about fascinating topics through three essential and relevant books. These carefully selected works can be fiction, non-fiction, historical documents or even biographies. We will always select for you three great works to instigate your mind, this time the topic is:Lesbian Literature. - Orlando by Virginia Woolf. - The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall. - Carmilla by Sheridan Le Fanu.Orlando: A Biography is a novel by Virginia Woolf, first published on 11 October 1928. A high-spirited romp inspired by the tumultuous family history of Woolf's lover and close friend the aristocratic poet and novelist Vita Sackville-West, it is arguably one of Woolf's most popular novels: a history of English literature in satiric form. The book describes the adventures of a poet who changes sex from man to woman and lives for centuries, meeting the key figures of English literary history. Considered a feminist classic, the book has been written about extensively by scholars of women's writing and gender and transgender studies. The Well of Loneliness is a lesbian novel by British author Radclyffe Hall that was first published in 1928 by Jonathan Cape. It follows the life of Stephen Gordon, an Englishwoman from an upper-class family whose "sexual inversion" (homosexuality) is apparent from an early age. She finds love with Mary Llewellyn, whom she meets while serving as an ambulance driver in World War I, but their happiness together is marred by social isolation and rejection, which Hall depicts as typically suffered by "inverts", with predictably debilitating effects. The novel portrays "inversion" as a natural, God-given state and makes an explicit plea: "Give us also the right to our existence". Carmilla is an 1872 Gothic novella by Irish author Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu and one of the early works of vampire fiction, predating Bram Stoker's Dracula (1897) by 26 years. First published as a serial in The Dark Blue, the story is narrated by a young woman preyed upon by a female vampire named Carmilla, later revealed to be Mircalla, Countess Karnstein (Carmilla is an anagram of Mircalla). The character is a prototypical example of the lesbian vampire, expressing romantic desires toward the protagonist, and is depicted as a trait of antagonism in line with the contemporary views of homosexuality. The story is often anthologized and has been adapted many times in film and other media. This is one of many books in the series 3 Books To Know. If you liked this book, look for the other titles in the series, we are sure you will like some of the topics.

Skill Building for ESL and Special Education

Author: Kristine Setting Clark

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1475826281

Category: Education

Page: 130

View: 8921


Simply English is an ESL curriculum adaptable for elementary though adult learners. Its goal is to help the limited and/or non-English speaker achieve fluency in English words that are essential for everyday life. Simply English can also be incorporated into Special Education programs for students who need help with spelling, definitions of words, and correct application of grammatical structures. The 44 instructional units contain the basic information that ELS and Special Education students need to function independently. The Teacher's Text offers suggestions to the teacher, teacher's instructions, and coordinating conversation and written exercises. Because the program is flexible, the teacher may choose to instruct the lessons out of their chronological order. Along with the Student Text and Student Workbook the units compile an entire year of lesson plans for the instructor.