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The Book Lover's Guide to London

By Sarah Sarah Milne
  • ISBN Code: : 1399001159
  • Publisher : White Owl
  • Pages : 136
  • Category : Travel
  • Reads : 374
  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : the-book-lover-s-guide-to-london.pdf

Book Excerpt :

Many of the greatest names in literature have visited or made their home in the colorful and diverse metropolis of London. From Charles Dickens to George Orwell, Virginia Woolf to Bernadine Evaristo, London’s writers have bought the city to life through some of the best known and loved stories and characters in fiction. This book takes you on an area-by-area journey through London to discover the stories behind the stories told in some of the most famous novels, plays and poems written in, or about, the city. * Find out which poet almost lost one of his most important manuscripts in a Soho pub. * Discover how Graham Greene managed to survive the German bomb that destroyed his Clapham home. * Climb down the dingy steps from London Bridge to Thames path below and imagine how it felt to be Nancy trying to save Oliver Twist, only to then meet her own violent death. * Drink in same pub Bram Stoker listened to the ghost stories that inspired Dracula, the plush drinking house where Noel Coward performed, and the bars and cafes frequented by modern writers. * Tour the locations where London’s writers, and their characters lived, worked, played, loved, lost and died. This is the first literature guide to London to be fully illustrated with beautiful color photographs throughout the book. This unique book can be used a guidebook on a physical journey through London, or as a treasury of fascinating, often obscure tales and information for book lovers to read wherever they are.

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  • Pdf File: the-reading-list.pdf

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A BEST OF SUMMER READ ACCORDING TO NEWSWEEK, PARADE MAGAZINE, NBC NEWS, LITHUB, AND POPSUGAR! "The most heartfelt read of the summer...a surprising delight of a novel."--Shondaland An unforgettable and heartwarming debut about how a chance encounter with a list of library books helps forge an unlikely friendship between two very different people in a London suburb. Widower Mukesh lives a quiet life in Wembley, in West London after losing his beloved wife. He shops every Wednesday, goes to Temple, and worries about his granddaughter, Priya, who hides in her room reading while he spends his evenings watching nature documentaries. Aleisha is a bright but anxious teenager working at the local library for the summer when she discovers a crumpled-up piece of paper in the back of To Kill a Mockingbird. It’s a list of novels that she’s never heard of before. Intrigued, and a little bored with her slow job at the checkout desk, she impulsively decides to read every book on the list, one after the other. As each story gives up its magic, the books transport Aleisha from the painful realities she’s facing at home. When Mukesh arrives at the library, desperate to forge a connection with his bookworm granddaughter, Aleisha passes along the reading list…hoping that it will be a lifeline for him too. Slowly, the shared books create a connection between two lonely souls, as fiction helps them escape their grief and everyday troubles and find joy again.

The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue

By Mackenzi Lee
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0062382829
  • Total of Pages : 528
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 151
  • Pdf File: the-gentleman-s-guide-to-vice-and-virtue.pdf

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A Kirkus Prize nominee and Stonewall Honor winner with 5 starred reviews! A New York Times bestseller! Named one of the best books of 2017 by NPR and the New York Public Library! "The queer teen historical you didn’t know was missing from your life.”—Teen Vogue "A stunning powerhouse of a story."—School Library Journal "A gleeful romp through history."—ALA Booklist A young bisexual British lord embarks on an unforgettable Grand Tour of Europe with his best friend/secret crush. An 18th-century romantic adventure for the modern age written by This Monstrous Thing author Mackenzi Lee—Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda meets the 1700s. Henry “Monty” Montague doesn’t care that his roguish passions are far from suitable for the gentleman he was born to be. But as Monty embarks on his grand tour of Europe, his quests for pleasure and vice are in danger of coming to an end. Not only does his father expect him to take over the family’s estate upon his return, but Monty is also nursing an impossible crush on his best friend and traveling companion, Percy. So Monty vows to make this yearlong escapade one last hedonistic hurrah and flirt with Percy from Paris to Rome. But when one of Monty’s reckless decisions turns their trip abroad into a harrowing manhunt, it calls into question everything he knows, including his relationship with the boy he adores. Witty, dazzling, and intriguing at every turn, The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue is an irresistible romp that explores the undeniably fine lines between friendship and love. Don't miss Felicity's adventures in The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy, the highly anticipated sequel!

Literary Mapping in the Digital Age

By David Cooper,Christopher Donaldson,Patricia Murrieta-Flores
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317104560
  • Total of Pages : 308
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 234
  • Pdf File: literary-mapping-in-the-digital-age.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Drawing on the expertise of leading researchers from around the globe, this pioneering collection of essays explores how geospatial technologies are revolutionizing the discipline of literary studies. The book offers the first intensive examination of digital literary cartography, a field whose recent and rapid development has yet to be coherently analysed. This collection not only provides an authoritative account of the current state of the field, but also informs a new generation of digital humanities scholars about the critical and creative potentials of digital literary mapping. The book showcases the work of exemplary literary mapping projects and provides the reader with an overview of the tools, techniques and methods those projects employ.

The Trivia Lover's Guide to Even More of the World

By Gary Fuller
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  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Book Code : 1442235667
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 296
  • Pdf File: the-trivia-lover-s-guide-to-even-more-of-the-world.pdf

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Gary Fuller’s entertaining and informative guide uses geographic trivia questions as a springboard to learning about non-trivial aspects of our globe. An enlightening book for all readers, it enhances geographic know-how with good, old-fashioned fun. Discover who named the kangaroo; where can you find Lakers and Salties; what chili peppers, pineapple, chocolate, and vanilla have in common; where Shangri La was; and who was the most successful pirate in the Caribbean. An inveterate traveler and geographer extraordinaire, Fuller provides extensive background, engaging maps and photos, and thorough explanations for each intriguing trivia question. Challenging today’s global generation to truly get to know their world, his book is a delight to read and an essential antidote to our lack of geographical knowledge.

One Summer Day in Rome

By Mark Lamprell
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  • Publisher : Flatiron Books
  • Book Code : 1250105552
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 930
  • Pdf File: one-summer-day-in-rome.pdf

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“New York, Paris, London—every grand metropolis—has its own irresistible attraction but Rome so swirls with stories of saints and sinners...lovers and fighters, that she compels you towards her, like gravity.... No one leaves her unaltered. Part of you always loves her. This is the place where passions are aroused, senses inflamed, and lovers fall into each other’s arms. It all appears to unfold like magic but I will tell you what really happens...Come with me, if you will, and observe my labors.” Mark Lamprell's One Summer Day in Rome is an enchanting novel about three couples drawn irresistibly to Rome, narrated by the city itself. Alice, an art student in New York City, has come to Rome in search of adventure and inspiration before settling down with her steady, safe fiancé. Meg and Alec, busy parents and successful business people from LA, are on a mission to find the holy grail, a certain blue tile that will make their home renovation complete—but soon it becomes clear that their marriage needs a makeover as well. Connie and Lizzie are women of a certain age—“Sometimes I look at my laughter lines and wonder what on earth could have been that funny”—who come from London to scatter the ashes of their beloved husband and brother. Both women are seemingly done with romance, but Rome has other ideas. Brimming with wit and charm (and gelato), One Summer Day in Rome is the most delicious novel you will read this summer.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Celtic Wisdom

By Carl McColman
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1440695814
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 420
  • Pdf File: the-complete-idiot-s-guide-to-celtic-wisdom.pdf

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A comprehensive look at Irish, Scottish, Welsh and continental Celtic traditions, both Pagan and Christian , this guide includes the Celtic approach to shamanism, fairies, Wicca, neopaganism, magic and Druidism. It draws a map for today's Celtic quest, with the way of the pilgrim, honor of one's ancestors and the language and culture. Exploring the Celtic universe-gods and goddesses, mythic heroes and warriors, wonderworkers, underworlds, and otherworlds - this manual also covers lengers such as King Arthur, Merlin, and the Quest for the Holy Grail.

A Murder in Paris (A Year in Europe—Book 1)

By Blake Pierce
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  • Publisher : Blake Pierce
  • Book Code : 1094372773
  • Total of Pages : 250
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 157
  • Pdf File: a-murder-in-paris.pdf

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“When you think that life cannot get better, Blake Pierce comes up with another masterpiece of thriller and mystery! This book is full of twists, and the end brings a surprising revelation. Strongly recommended for the permanent library of any reader who enjoys a very well-written thriller.” --Books and Movie Reviews (re Almost Gone) A MURDER IN PARIS is the debut novel in a charming new cozy mystery series by USA Today bestselling author Blake Pierce, whose #1 bestseller Once Gone has received 1,500 five-star reviews. Diana Hope, 55, is still adjusting to her recent separation when she discovers her ex-husband has just proposed to a woman 30 years younger. Secretly hoping they would reunite, Diana is devastated. She realizes the time has come to reimagine life without him—in fact, to reimagine her life, period. Devoting the last 30 years of her life to being a dutiful wife and mother and to climbing the corporate ladder, Diana has been relentlessly driven, and has not taken a moment to do anything for herself. Now, the time has come. Diana never forgot her first boyfriend, who begged her to join him for a year in Europe after college. She had wanted to go so badly, but it had seemed like a wild, romantic idea, and a gap year, she’d thought, would hinder her resume and career. But now, with her daughters grown, her husband gone, and her career no longer fulfilling, Diana realizes it’s time for herself—and to take that romantic year in Europe she’d always dreamed of. Diana prepares to embark on the year of her life, finally turning to her bucket list, hoping to tour the most beautiful sights and sample the most scrumptious cuisines—and maybe, even, to fall in love again. But a year in Europe may have different plans in store for her. Can A-type Diana learn to go with the flow, to be spontaneous, to let down her guard and to learn to truly enjoy life again? In A MURDER IN PARIS (Book #1), Diana hopes to kick off her journey, and find new love, with an unforgettable night at the Versailles ball. But when the dramatic night takes a harrowing turn she could never expect, Diana realizes she will have to solve the crime—or else have her trip end in disaster. A YEAR IN EUROPE is a charming and laugh-out-loud cozy mystery series, packed with food and travel, with mysteries that will leave you on the edge of your seat, and with experiences that will leave you with a sense of wonder. As Diana embarks on her quixotic quest for love and meaning, you will find yourself falling in love and rooting for her. You will be in shock at the twists and turns her journey takes as she somehow finds herself at the center of a mystery, and must play amateur sleuth to solve it. Fans of books like Eat, Pray, Love and Under the Tuscan Sun have finally found the cozy mystery series they’ve been hoping for! Book #2 (DEATH IN FLORENCE) and book #3 (VENGEANCE IN VIENNA) in the series are now also available!

The Faerie Queene as Childrenäó»s Literature

By Velma Bourgeois Richmond
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 1476625875
  • Total of Pages : 284
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 308
  • Pdf File: the-faerie-queene-as-childrenäó-s-literature.pdf

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Edmund Spenser’s vast epic poem The Faerie Queene is the most challenging masterpiece in early modern literature and is praised as the work most representative of the Elizabethan age. In it he fused traditions of medieval romance and classical epic, his religious and political allegory creating a Protestant alternative to the Catholic romances rejected by humanists and Puritans. The poem was later made over as children’s literature, retold in lavish volumes and schoolbooks and appreciated in pedagogical studies and literary histories. Distinguished writers for children simplified the stories and noted artists illustrated them. Children were less encouraged to consider the allegory than to be inspired to the moral virtues. This book studies The Faerie Queene’s many adaptations for a young audience in order to provide a richer understanding of both the original and adapted texts.

London's Strangest Tales

By Tom Quinn
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  • Publisher : Portico
  • Book Code : 1911042300
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : History
  • Members : 539
  • Pdf File: london-s-strangest-tales.pdf

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London’s Strangest Tales takes a walk on London’s weirder side with an absorbing collection of curious tales from one of the world’s greatest cities. This fascinating book is packed with amazing things you didn’t know about Britain’s capital, like the fact that it’s still forbidden to run, carry an umbrella or whistle in the Burlington Arcade, and the fat lamppost at the corner of Trafalgar Square that is secretly a tiny prison cell. And did you know that the entrance to Buckingham Palace you see from the Mall is actually the back door and not the front? The stories within these pages are bizarre, fascinating, hilarious and, most importantly, true. Revised, redesigned and updated for a new generation of London-lovers, this book is a brilliant alternative guide to the city, whether you’re a visitor, a daily commuter or one of its 8 million inhabitants. Word count: 45,000

A Family of Readers

By Martha V. Parravano,Roger Sutton
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
  • Book Code : 0763662178
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 535
  • Pdf File: a-family-of-readers.pdf

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Two of the most trusted reviewers in the field join with top authors, illustrators, and critics in a definitive guide to choosing books for children—and nurturing their love of reading. A FAMILY OF READERS is the definitive resource for parents interested in enriching the reading lives of their children. It’s divided into four sections: 1. Reading to Them: Choosing and sharing board books and picture books with babies and very young children. 2. Reading with Them: Launching the new reader with easy readers and chapter books. 3. Reading on Their Own: Exploring what children read—and how they read—by genre and gender. 4. Leaving Them Alone: Respecting the reading privacy of the young adult. Roger Sutton knows how and why children read. He must, as the editor in chief of THE HORN BOOK, which since 1924 has been America’s best source for reviews of books for young readers. But for many parents, selecting books for their children can make them feel lost. Now, in this essential resource, Roger Sutton and Martha V. Parravano, executive editor at the magazine, offer thoughtful essays that consider how books are read to (and then by) young people. They invite such leading authors and artists as Maurice Sendak, Katherine Paterson, Margaret Mahy, and Jon Scieszka, as well as a selection of top critics, to add their voices about the genres they know best. The result is an indispensable readers’ companion to everything from wordless board books to the most complex and daring young adult novels.

A Tourist's Guide to Murder

By V.M. Burns
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Kensington Cozies
  • Book Code : 1496728963
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 691
  • Pdf File: a-tourist-s-guide-to-murder.pdf

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While visiting the land of Miss Marple and Sherlock Holmes, bookstore owner and amateur sleuth Samantha Washington finds herself on a tragical mystery tour . . . Sam joins Nana Jo and her Shady Acres Retirement Village friends Irma, Dorothy, and Ruby Mae on a weeklong trip to London, England, to experience the Peabody Mystery Lovers Tour. The chance to see the sights and walk the streets that inspired Agatha Christie and Arthur Conan Doyle is a dream come true for Sam—and a perfect way to celebrate her new publishing contract as a mystery author. But between visits to Jack the Ripper’s Whitechapel district and 221B Baker Street, Major Horace Peabody is found dead, supposedly of natural causes. Despite his employer’s unfortunate demise, the tour guide insists on keeping calm and carrying on—until another tourist on their trip also dies under mysterious circumstances. Now it’s up to Sam and the Shady Acres ladies to mix and mingle among their fellow mystery lovers, find a motive, and turn up a murderer . . .

A Guide to the Classics

By Guy Griffith,Michael Oakeshott
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Andrews UK Limited
  • Book Code : 1845409469
  • Total of Pages : 109
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Members : 310
  • Pdf File: a-guide-to-the-classics.pdf

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Originally written in 1936 by two young Cambridge Fellows, A Guide to the Classics is a light-hearted manual on how to pick the Derby winner. However, as the tongue-in-cheek title suggested, there is more to the book than meets the eye, especially as one of the young dons went on to become, according to his 1990 Telegraph obituary, 'the greatest political philosopher in the Anglo-Saxon tradition since Mill - or even Burke'. The book takes the abstraction out of the Derby by attacking the systems which had been developed by generations of 'form' experts. It exposes theoretical solutions as fraudulent – instead it applies hard-headed empirical and historical analysis. Oakeshott went on to apply this methodology to his famous critique of 'rationalism' in politics. This long-awaited edition of Griffith and Oakeshott's classic text includes a new preface and foreword by horse racing journalist and author Sean Magee, and political commentator Peter Oborne.

Insight Guides Explore London (Travel Guide eBook)

By Insight Guides
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  • Publisher : Apa Publications (UK) Limited
  • Book Code : 183905168X
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Travel
  • Members : 614
  • Pdf File: insight-guides-explore-london.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Pocket-sized travel guides featuring the very best routes and itineraries. Discover the best of London with this indispensably practical Insight Explore Guide. From making sure you don't miss out on must-see attractions like Big Ben, The National Gallery, The Tate, The London Eye and Portobello Market, to discovering hidden gems, including Whitechapel Art Gallery, the easy-to-follow, ready-made walking routes will save you time, help you plan and enhance your visit to London. Practical, pocket-sized and packed with inspirational insider information, this is the ideal on-the-move companion to your trip toLondon. - 20 walks and tours: detailed itineraries feature all the best places to visit, including where to eat along the way - Local highlights: discover what makes the area special, its top attractions and unique sights, and be inspired by stunning imagery - Insider recommendations: where to stay and what to do, from active pursuits to themed trips - Hand-picked places: find your way to great hotels, restaurants and nightlife using the comprehensive listings - Practical maps: get around with ease and follow the walks and tours using the detailed maps - Informative tips: plan your visit with an A to Z of advice on everything from transport to tipping - Inventivedesign makes for an engaging, easy-reading experience - Covers: The Big Sights; National Galleries; Covent Garden and Soho; Piccadilly and Mayfair; Marylebone; Regent's Park; Bloomsbury; Holborn and the Inns of Court; The City; The South Bank; Tate to Tate; Hyde Park; South Kensington and Knightsbridge; Chelsea; Hampstead; Notting Hill; East London; Routemaster Bus Trip; Greenwich; and Kew About Insight Guides: Insight Guides is a pioneer of full-colour guide books, with almost 50 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides with user-friendly, modern design. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps as well as phrase books, picture-packed eBooks and apps to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure.