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Confessions of a Bookseller

By Shaun Bythell
  • ISBN Code: : 1567926673
  • Publisher : Godine+ORM
  • Pages : 282
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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A funny memoir of a year in the life of a Scottish used bookseller as he stays afloat while managing staff, customers, and life in the village of Wigtown. Inside a Georgian townhouse on the Wigtown highroad, jammed with more than 100,000 books and a portly cat named Captain, Shaun Bythell manages the daily ups and downs of running Scotland’s largest used bookshop with a sharp eye and even sharper wit. His account of one year behind the counter is something no book lover should miss. Shaun drives to distant houses to buy private libraries, meditates on the nature of independent bookstores (“There really does seem to be a serendipity about bookshops, not just with finding books you never knew existed, or that you’ve been searching for, but with people too.”), and, of course, finds books for himself because he’s a reader, too. The next best thing to visiting your favorite bookstore (shop cat not included), Confessions of a Bookseller is a warm and welcome memoir of a life in books. It’s for any reader looking for the kind of friend you meet in a bookstore. Praise for Shaun Bythell and Confessions of a Bookseller “Something of Bythell’s curmudgeonly charm may be glimpsed in the slogan he scribbles on his shop’s blackboard: “Avoid social interaction: always carry a book.” —The Washington Post “Bythell’s wicked pen and keen eye for the absurd recall what comic Ricky Gervais might say if he ran a bookshop.” —The Wall Street Journal “Irascibly droll and sometimes elegiac, this is an engaging account of bookstore life from the vanishing front lines of the brick-and-mortar retail industry. Bighearted, sobering, and humane.” —Kirkus Reviews “Amusing and often cantankerous stories [that] bibliophiles will delight in, and occasionally wince at.” —Publishers Weekly

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  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 132
  • Pdf File: the-irish-voice-in-america.pdf

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In this study, Charles Fanning has written the first general account of the origins and development of a literary tradition among American writers of Irish birth or background who have explored the Irish immigrant or ethnic experience in works of fiction. The result is a portrait of the evolving fictional self-consciousness of an immigrant group over a span of 250 years. Fanning traces the roots of Irish-American writing back to the eighteenth century and carries it forward through the traumatic years of the Famine to the present time with an intensely productive period in the twentieth century beginning with James T. Farrell. Later writers treated in depth include Edwin O'Connor, Elizabeth Cullinan, Maureen Howard, and William Kennedy. Along the way he places in the historical record many all but forgotten writers, including the prolific Mary Ann Sadlier. The Irish Voice in America is not only a highly readable contribution to American literary history but also a valuable reference to many writers and their works. For this second edition, Fanning has added a chapter that covers the fiction of the past decade. He argues that contemporary writers continue to draw on Ireland as a source and are important chroniclers of the modern American experience.

Confessions of a Dangerous Lord

By Elisa Braden
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  • Publisher : Elisa Braden
  • Book Code : N.a
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  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 706
  • Pdf File: confessions-of-a-dangerous-lord.pdf

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The Duel

By Giacomo Casanova
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  • Publisher : Melville House
  • Book Code : 1612190731
  • Total of Pages : 144
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 600
  • Pdf File: the-duel.pdf

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About This Book It was his intention to trade a few sword-thrusts in some place or another, and get the business over with. A sparkling new translation tells the tale of a young libertine who finds his rapier wit matched by actual rapiers. In this autobiographical tale, a young dandy is forced to flee his hometown after falling afoul of the authorities. But sheltering in the royal court he finds treachery and insult and is even- tually positioned into a meaningless confrontation over a woman he cares nothing about. Told with debonair wit and a merciless attitude toward high society, the tale becomes a tense adventure that leads to a surprising outcome. This Is An Enhanced eBook This eBook contains Illuminations—additional illustrated material that expand the world of Casanova's novella through text and illustrations—at no additional charge. "Illuminations" contains writings by Havelock Ellis - W.E. Garrett Fisher - Richard von Kraft Ebbing - Arthur Schnitzler - Arthur Symonds - Mark Twain - And the entire version of Casanova's duel as written in his personal memoirs. Full-color illustrations include: Francesco Casanova - Anton Raphael Mengs - Jean-Marc Nattier - Johann Berka - 1841 map of Weehawken - "An Air Balloon Engagement" by J. Barrow - and portraits of the ten most deadly duelists. Also Included: “Famous Duels, Duelists and Dueling Grounds”

Confessions of an Heiress

By Paris Hilton
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 0743271629
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 953
  • Pdf File: confessions-of-an-heiress.pdf

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Confessions of an Heiress: A Tongue-in-Cheek Peek Behind the Pose by Paris Hilton with Merle Ginsberg A Learjet's view of the fast, fun world of PARIS HILTON -- packed with enough photos, advice, and inside scoop to help anyone live a glamorous life. Paris Hilton has a lifestyle most girls dream about. Her name is on everyone's lips -- but can she help it if she was born rich and beautiful? Now, with her trademark sense of humor, Paris looks back on her rise to fame and reveals the delicious details of her fairy tale life. "People say they envy my lifestyle," says Paris, "but I'm convinced that anyone with a little imagination can live 'The Life.'" In her fabulous, tongue in-cheek -- and very chic -- guide, readers will learn Paris's thoughts on fashion don'ts ("I look like Army Barbie in that Pucci dress!") to romantic advice ("I like guys who are hot, funny, sweet, and loyal"), to celebrity tips ("Never have only one cell phone"). She also shares personal information on her lifelong friendship with sister Nicky; fashion shows and favorite designers; her famous friends; how she likes to travel; what modeling is like; her highly successful television show The Simple Life; a look at the glamorous life of her teacup chihuahua Tinkerbell -- the best dressed dog in the world; and a glimpse at her upcoming movie roles. Featuring beautiful, full-color pictures by famed photographer Jeff Vespa and his colleagues at WireImage, Confessions of an Heiress is a look at life from the unique perspective of a celebrity who has the whole world at her Jimmy Choo-clad feet.

Pocketbook Writer: Confessions of a Commercial Hack

By Charles Nuetzel
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  • Publisher : Wildside Press LLC
  • Book Code : 1479404284
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 714
  • Pdf File: pocketbook-writer.pdf

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The publishing memoirs of Charles Nuetzel, legendary paperback author, editor, publisher, and packager. Interviews, reminiscences, tips and tricks of the trade -- everything you ever wanted to know about the early days of publishing from one of the authors who lived through it! "I was lucky enough not only in selling my work to publishers but also ending up packaging books for some of them, and finally becoming a 'publisher' much like those who had bought my first novels. From there it as a simple leap to editing not only a science-fiction anthology, but also a line of SF books for Powell Sci-Fi back in the 1960s." -- Charles Nuetzel

Irish Coffee

By Ralph McInerny
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  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Book Code : 9781429977777
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 705
  • Pdf File: irish-coffee.pdf

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When Fred Neville of the Notre Dame athletic department winds up dead under mysterious circumstances, amateur sleuth and academic Roger Knight, and his brother, Phil, a P.I., investigate the apparent murder. The trouble: no suspects. No suspects, that is, until the day of Fred's funeral, when several likely candidates suddenly appear at the poor man's wake. First, Mary Schuster, daughter of a faculty widow, shows up at the event dressed all in black, with the startling announcement that she and the deceased were secretly in love. Then the controversy doubles when another woman arrives with a huge diamond ring on her finger, claiming to have been Fred's intended. Could it be that unassuming Fred Neville was actually involved with two women, in secret and at the same time? Roger thinks not, and finds a notable piece of evidence to back up his hunch when a secret stash of Fred's poetry turns up, clearly written with a single woman in mind. Unfortunately, the object of Fred's intense love remains unnamed in his verse. Suddenly, both women are suspects in a vicious crime. But it's up to Roger to plug into the campus gossip grid and, with a little help from Phil, not to mention his vast knowledge of just about everything that happens on campus, determine the exact chain of events that led to murder. Set against the backdrop of an exciting Notre Dame basketball season, Irish Coffee will delight fans of both Notre Dame lore and of Ralph McInerny's impeccably plotted mysteries.

Confessions of a Failed Southern Lady

By Florence King
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  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Book Code : 1466816260
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 360
  • Pdf File: confessions-of-a-failed-southern-lady.pdf

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Confessions of a Failed Southern Lady is Florence King's classic memoir of her upbringing in an eccentric Southern family, told with all the uproarious wit and gusto that has made her one of the most admired writers in the country. Florence may have been a disappointment to her Granny, whose dream of rearing a Perfect Southern Lady would never be quite fulfilled. But after all, as Florence reminds us, "no matter which sex I went to bed with, I never smoked on the street."

Confessions of a Wild Child

By Jackie Collins
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  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Book Code : 1466851929
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 246
  • Pdf File: confessions-of-a-wild-child.pdf

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Lucky Santangelo. A fifteen-year-old wild child ready to discover life, love and independence. Daughter of the notorious Gino, Lucky discovers her mother's murdered body floating in the family swimming pool at the tender age of four. Since then Gino has kept her protected from life closeted in their Bel Air mansion. But in Jackie Collins' Confessions of a Wild Child, Lucky finally breaks free, and running away from boarding school the adventures begin. Boys, sex, drugs and rock n' roll - Lucky explores it all in preparation for the strong, kick-ass woman she eventually becomes. Delve into the world that Lucky rules!

RHYME & REASON: SOAPBOX CONFESSIONS OF A POET

By Reshod Khalfani
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  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Book Code : 1496910001
  • Total of Pages : 92
  • Category : Poetry
  • Members : 241
  • Pdf File: rhyme-reason.pdf

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This book houses a collection of poems that gives the reader an insiders view of the moods, feelings, and thoughts that envelope the author as he bravely traverses through matters of the heart.

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

By Sherman Alexie
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  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Book Code : 0316219304
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 397
  • Pdf File: the-absolutely-true-diary-of-a-part-time-indian.pdf

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Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot. Heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which is based on the author's own experiences, coupled with poignant drawings by Ellen Forney that reflect the character's art, chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he was destined to live. With a forward by Markus Zusak, interviews with Sherman Alexie and Ellen Forney, and four-color interior art throughout, this edition is perfect for fans and collectors alike.

Bookless in Baghdad

By Shashi Tharoor
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  • Publisher : Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
  • Book Code : 162872191X
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 219
  • Pdf File: bookless-in-baghdad.pdf

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Shashi Tharoor is once again at his provocative best. In the title essay, we learn the steep price paid by some Iraqis just to obtain a book; what does it mean when selling books, essentially selling culture, out of one’s own library is the only way to put bread on the table? Later, Tharoor reminisces about growing up with books in India and the central position of classics like the Mahabharata in developing his own literary identity. The poignant homage to Chilean poet Pablo Neruda recalls his incendiary deathbed challenge as an oppressive military regime invaded his home: “There is only one thing of danger for you here—my poetry!” “The defining features of today’s world,” Tharoor writes of the global stage, “are the relentless forces of globalization—the same forces used by the terrorists in their macabre dance of death and destruction.” His astute views on Salman Rushdie, India’s love for P. G. Wodehouse, Rudyard Kipling, Aleksandr Pushkin, John le Carré, V. S. Naipaul, and Winston Churchill make for fascinating reading. His insightful takes on Hollywood and Bollywood will intrigue even the most demanding cinephile. Together, these thirty-nine pieces reveal the inner workings of one of today’s most eclectic writers.

Confessions of a Bangkok PI

By Warren Olson
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  • Publisher : Monsoon Books
  • Book Code : 9814358002
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : True Crime
  • Members : 752
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Two-timing bargirls, suspicious spouses and lesbian lovers - it was all in a day's work for Bangkok Private Eye Warren Olson. For more than a decade, Olson walked the mean streets of the Big Mango. Fluent in Thai and Khmer, he was able to go where other private eyes feared to tread. His clients included Westerners who had lost their hearts and life savings to moneyhungry bargirls. But he had more than his fair share of Thai clients, too, including a sweet old lady who was ripped off by a Christian conman and a Thai girl blackmailed by a former lover. The stories are based on Olson's case files, disguised to protect the innocent and the guilty by bestselling author Stephen Leather. Olson has now relocated to his native New Zealand with his Thai wife and daughter, but the agency that he founded is still open for business at www.thaiprivateeye.com.