The Unravelling

Author: Emma Sky

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN: 1782392599

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE 2016 SHORTLISTED FOR THE SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE 2015 Emma Sky was working for the British Council during the invasion of Iraq, when the ad went around calling for volunteers. Appalled at what she saw as a wrongful war, she signed up, expecting to be gone for months. Instead, her time in Iraq spanned a decade, and became a personal odyssey so unlikely that it could be a work of fiction. Quickly made civilian representative of the CPA in Kirkuk, and then political advisor to General Odierno, Sky became valued for her outspoken voice and the unique perspective she offered as an outsider. In her intimate, clear-eyed memoir of her time in Iraq, a young British woman among the men of the US military, Emma Sky provides a vivid portrait of this most controversial of interventions, exploring how and why the Iraq project failed.


Author: Bill Wilson


ISBN: 0244393184

Category: Religion

Page: 142

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Bill Wilson studied in a number of fields including civil engineering, theology, philosophy, organisation theory, behavioural science and education.He has practiced professionally as a civil engineer; an ordained clergyman; a lecturer in adult higher education; and finally as a Principal of a Further and Higher Education College. Bill believes that all human beings behave and find fulfilment consistent with their inner 'world-view', that is, what we believe about the meaning and purpose of life and any 'god' who oversees it all. His early 'world-view' was that of classical Protestantism. But as his education developed and he engaged with the wider world he became unhappy with the expressions of faith passed down in the creedal formulations of the Church in favour of the bottom-up enquiry of ordinary people. For Bill, meaningful religion must address the issues on the minds of the population today, people who live in a rapidly changing world, rather than those living in the fixed static world of yesterday.

The Unravelling of Michael Gilchris

Author: S C Ashton

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1789014697

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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A novel which takes you on a roller-coaster ride inside the mind of its eponymous hero. A story both contemporary (set in the 2010’s) and nostalgic, funny, quirky and sometimes tragic. A sensitive hero, beneath his ‘blokey’ exterior, and his attempts to find ‘true’ happiness. With just twelve weeks to go before his wedding to ophthalmic surgeon, Jo, thirty year old drug rep, Michael, is panicking. If only he’d found the courage to tell Jo he hadn’t proposed when she believed he had, but Jo’s a determined woman, and besides, the truth would have made her unhappy, and making others unhappy is something Michael has tried to avoid for as long as he can remember. Michael is only too aware that this approach to life hasn’t brought him much happiness, earning him to date not only a wedding he’s dreading, but an unwanted career, ghosts that haunt his past and present, and just lately, recurring nightmares featuring characters from Star Wars (the original trilogy of course). Add to this his future mother-in-law’s farcical wedding preparations, an aunt who’s mad as a box of frogs, a wannabe cowboy for a father, a sister who’s slowly reducing the wildlife population of Australia, the realisation that he doesn’t love his fiancée enough to marry her, and the indefinite detention of the woman he really does love (for stabbing her partner before eating microwaved paella), it’s hardly surprising that Michael is teetering on the brink. When his only hope of survival requires making a lot of people (plus one determined ghost) very unhappy, what’s he going to do?

Journal of Economic Theory

Author: Karl Shell,Jess Benhabib

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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Song for the Unraveling of the World

Author: Brian Evenson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781566895484

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 1868

From a modern master of the form, a new short story collection that dexterously walks the tightrope between literary fiction, sci-fi, and horror.