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Brazzaville Beach

Brazzaville Beach ebook ISBN: 0141906774
Publisher: Penguin UK
Author: William Boyd
Number of Pages: 416 
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WINNER OF THE JAMES TAIT BLACK MEMORIAL PRIZE 'A brilliant storyteller . . . a book which stretches, tantalizes and delights' Financial Times _____________________________________ On Brazzaville Beach, on the edge of Africa, Hope Clearwater ponders the strange circumstances that led her to leave her husband John, and his mathematical obsessions, in England and venture to Africa to help world-renowned scientist Eugene Mallabar with his studies of wild chimps. But the more Hope studies Mallabar, the more she comes to believe that something isn't right. That behind Mallabar, and his obsessive work, there lies another, more sinister truth: one that might also help explain Hope's reasons for leaving England . . . _____________________________________ 'A most extraordinary parable about mankind. Quite unlike anything else I have read' Sunday Express 'Brilliant, daring. A gripping and compulsive story' Herald 'Hilarious and edgy' Sunday Times

Brazzaville Beach

Brazzaville Beach ebook ISBN: 006186577X
Publisher: Harper Collins
Author: William Boyd
Number of Pages: 352 
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“Utterly engaging….A novel of ideas, of big themes….William Boyd is a champion storyteller.” - New York Times Book Review William Boyd’s classic Brazzaville Beach has been called as a “bold seamless blend of philosophy and suspense… [that] nevertheless remains accessible to general readers on a level of pure entertainment.” (Boston Globe). Released to coincide with Boyd’s latest novel, Ordinary Thunderstorms, Brazzaville Beach tells the story of a British primate-researcher who relocates to war-torn Africa in the wake of her husband’s tragic descent into mental illness. Intense, exhilarating, and engrossing, Brazzaville Beach is “rich in action and thought,” and William Boyd “a writer who allows the scope of his work to expand to the point of bursting.” (Los Angeles Times Book Review)

New Progress to Proficiency Student's Book

New Progress to Proficiency Student's Book ebook ISBN: 9780521635530
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Author: Leo Jones
Number of Pages: 208 
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This popular exam coursebook has been updated in full colour for the 2002 exam specifications.

New Progress to Proficiency Teacher's Book

New Progress to Proficiency Teacher's Book ebook ISBN: 9780521635523
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Author: Leo Jones
Number of Pages: 192 
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This popular course combines systematic preparation for all five papers of the Proficiency exam with a fresh and lively approach. There are eighteen units containing clearly defined skills sections with a strong emphasis on vocabulary. A Student's Book, Self-study Student's Book and an Audio CD set are also available.

At the Beach

At the Beach ebook ISBN: 9780816634507
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
Author: Jean-Didier Urbain
Number of Pages: 362 
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Around the world, when people think of vacation it's the beach they want--even when long distances must be traversed, the seashore is the place to escape the rigors of modern life. How did this come to be, and what does our ongoing love affair with the beach mean? How do shore vacations differ from traditional tourism, and what does this tell us about our fears and dreams? In At the Beach, Jean-Didier Urbain offers witty and insightful answers to these questions. Urbain traces the transformation of the beach from a place of mythological threats and a demanding workplace fraught with danger to a destination for medical treatment and the pursuit of pleasure. He looks to the emergence of the modern vacation in the nineteenth century, examines representations of beachgoing in literature and the arts, and shows the transgressive side of beach culture--from nudism to hedonism to various "scandals" about costume, behavior, and sexuality that make the beach the site of social spectacle as well as leisure. Urbain's ultimate focus is the paradoxical enterprise of the residential seaside vacationer, who travels in order to stay in one place and who leaves the everyday world behind to reconstruct an idealized version of it at the shore. He argues that unlike tourists, who move from place to place, beach vacationers are not seeking to explore nature, to discover other cultures, or even to "get away from it all"; rather, they are attempting to re-create their own identities through a simplified community they can no longer find elsewhere. Blending history with social observation, Urbain presents an original, incisive, and entertaining account of this enduring ritual of escape and recreation.

Contemporary Fiction and Science from Amis to McEwan

Contemporary Fiction and Science from Amis to McEwan ebook ISBN: 303016375X
Publisher: Springer
Author: Rachel Holland
Number of Pages: 211 
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This book identifies, in contemporary fiction, a new type of novel at the interface of science and the humanities, working from the premise that a shift has taken place in the relations between the two cultures in the last two or three decades. As popular science comes to assume an ever greater cultural significance, contemporary authors are engaging in new ways with ideas that it disseminates. A new literary phenomenon is emerging, in which the focus on language-based theories of the self and the world that has been predominant in the latter half of the previous century is making way for a renewed commitment to the material facts, both of human existence and the universe beyond subjectivity. The book analyses the work of Martin Amis, William Boyd, David Lodge, Richard Powers, Michel Houellebecq, Jonathan Franzen, Margaret Atwood, and Ian McEwan, revealing the ways in which these ‘third culture novels’ negotiate the relationship between literature and science.

Armadillo

Armadillo ebook ISBN: 030776527X
Publisher: Vintage
Author: William Boyd
Number of Pages: 352 
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On a cold winter's morning, Lorimer Black, an insurance adjustor -- young, good-looking, on the rise -- goes to keep a perfectly ordinary appointment only to find a hanged man. His life is about to be turned upside down and in directions he never imagined. The elements at play: A beautiful actress with whom he finds himself falling in love after a quick glimpse of her in a passing taxi ... an odd, new, business associate whose hiring, firing and rehiring make little sense ... a rock musician whose loss -- in this case of his mind -- may be "adjusted" by the insurance company. What ties it all together: a web of fraud in which virtually everyone he knows is somewhat involved, a web in which he finds himself being increasingly entangled.

Waiting for Sunrise

Waiting for Sunrise ebook ISBN: 1443409820
Publisher: Harper Collins
Author: William Boyd
Number of Pages: 384 
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Vienna, 1913. Lysander Rief, a young English actor in town seeking psychotherapy for a troubling ailment, becomes caught up in a feverish affair with a beautiful, enigmatic woman. When she presses rape charges, however, he is mystified. Only a carefully plotted escape—with the help of two mysterious British diplomats—saves him from trial. The frenzied getaway sets off a chain of events that dismantles Rief ’s life. He returns to London, hoping to banish from memory his traumatic ordeals abroad, but soon the men who helped coordinate his escape recruit him to carry out the murder of a complete stranger. His lover from Vienna arrives nonchalantly at a party, ready to resume their liaison, and before he can stop to consider where these events are leading, Rief finds himself on the trail of a traitor—a man whose bizarre connection to his own family proves a cruel twist of fate. Waiting for Sunrise is more than a page-turning thriller—it’s a riveting investigation of the limits of loyalty, the power of deception and the unpredictable events that can change the course of a person’s life.

The Dream Lover

The Dream Lover ebook ISBN: 1408822563
Publisher: A&C Black
Author: William Boyd
Number of Pages: 368 
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Funny, moving and sharply observed, these stories are confirmation of Boyd's status as one of English fiction's finest writers. Here are twenty-four gripping tales told in bold, distinct voices from Brazil to Africa and from Nice to Hollywood. This eclectic collection by the acclaimed author of Restless and Brazzaville Beach is a must-read for any lover of the short story.

Restless

Restless ebook ISBN: 1408807122
Publisher: A&C Black
Author: William Boyd
Number of Pages: 336 
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She continued her cross-examination and watched Romer's pleasure grow; he was enjoying this, she saw, and his enjoyment began to anger her. This wasn't some pastime, some idle flirtation – her brother was dead. Eva Delectorskaya, a beautiful Russian émigrée living in Paris, is recruited for the British Secret Service by the mysterious Lucas Romer. Under his tutelage she becomes the perfect spy – trusting no one, even those she loves most. Since the close of the Second World War, Eva has carefully rebuilt her life as a typical English wife. But once a spy, always a spy. Now she must complete one final assignment, and this time Eva can't do it alone: she needs her daughter's help...

A Good Man in Africa

A Good Man in Africa ebook ISBN: 0241970407
Publisher: Penguin UK
Author: William Boyd
Number of Pages: 352 
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WINNER OF THE WHITBREAD FIRST NOVEL AWARD WINNER OF THE SOMERSET MAUGHAM AWARD 'Uproariously funny' Observer _________________________ Overweight, oversexed and over there . . . Morgan Leafy is hardly the most respectable of Her Majesty's representatives in the West African state of Kinjanja. For starters, he probably shouldn't have involved himself in wholesale bribery. Nor was it a good career move to go chasing after his boss's daughter; especially when his doctor banned him from horizontal pursuits. But life is about to change for young Morgan Leafy. Every betrayal and humiliation he has suffered at the hands of petty persecutors is suddenly put into perspective. For Morgan has a dead body on his hands - and somehow, some way he's going to have to get rid of it . . . _________________________ 'If a widening grin is the test of a novel's entertainment value . . . A Good Man in Africa romps home' Guardian 'Wickedly funny' The Times 'A delight' Washington Post

Nat Tate

Nat Tate ebook ISBN: 1408814463
Publisher: A&C Black
Author: William Boyd
Number of Pages: 72 
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The book that rocked the art world

Ten Days to Destiny

Ten Days to Destiny ebook ISBN:
Publisher: William Morrow & Company
Author: William Boyd,John Costello
Number of Pages: 600 
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Hope Clearwater, an ecologist and wife of a mathematician, looks back on the events that led her to leave England and her husband

Patrick Marber's Closer

Patrick Marber's Closer ebook ISBN: 1441171045
Publisher: A&C Black
Author: Graham Saunders
Number of Pages: 130 
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Closer emerged as one of the most successful plays of the 1990s, and one with a continuing afterlife through the academy award nominated film adaptation in 2004. Although the work of dramatists such as Sarah Kane and Mark Ravenhill initially attracted the most critical and academic attention, Patrick Marber's Closer had long West End and Broadway runs. The play has since gone on to repeat this success in over 30 other countries.

The Routledge Guide to Modern English Writing

The Routledge Guide to Modern English Writing ebook ISBN: 9780415286374
Publisher: Psychology Press
Author: John McRae,Ronald Carter
Number of Pages: 216 
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Telling the story of British and Irish writing from 1963 to 2003, this readable handbook guides the reader through the major writers, genres and developments in English writing over those 40 years. It also offers notes on language issues, quotations from selected works and a timeline.

Critical Conversations

Critical Conversations ebook ISBN: 162189150X
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Author: Murray Rae
Number of Pages: 200 
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Critical Conversations provides a series of theological engagements with the work of Michael Polanyi, one of the twentieth century's most profound philosophers of science. Polanyi's sustained explorations of the nature of human knowing open a range of questions and themes of profound importance for theology. He insists on the need to recover the categories of faith and belief in accounting for the way we know and points to the importance of tradition and the necessity sometimes of conversion in order to learn the truth of things. These themes are explored along with Polanyi's social and political thought, his anthropology, his hermeneutics, and his conception of truth. Several of the essays set Polanyi alongside the work of other thinkers, particularly Karl Barth, Lesslie Newbigin, Hans-Georg Gadamer, and Rene Girard, and they discuss points of comparison and contrast between the respective figures. While all the essays are appreciative of Polanyi's contribution, they do not shy away from critical analysis--and take further, therefore, the critical appreciation of Polanyi's work.

Writing Women Across Borders and Categories

Writing Women Across Borders and Categories ebook ISBN: 9783825846398
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
Author: Martina Ghosh-Schellhorn
Number of Pages: 169 
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" Generally held to be rigid, borders and categories are nonetheless expanded when those bounded by the demarcations of hegemony, challenge its strictures. Significant instances of this constructive transgression can be found in the women's writing with which this collection of essays by international critics engages. Whereas in travel writing by women (Sarah Hobson, Dervla Murphy, Jan Morris) `transgression' is seen to have settled into a familiar strategy, in autobiography (Ann Fanshawe. Margaret Cavendish, Christine Brooke-Rose), cultural analysis (Virginia Woolf, Marianna Torgovnick, Donna Haraway), and fiction (Michelle Cliff, Jeanette Winterson, Ellen Galford, Fiona Cooper), women have succeeded in creating an innovative space for themselves. "

The Satiric Worlds of William Boyd

The Satiric Worlds of William Boyd ebook ISBN: 9783039106912
Publisher: Peter Lang
Author: Juan Francisco Elices Agudo
Number of Pages: 259 
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This study explores five major narratives of Ghanian-born novelist William Boyd from a satiric point of view. Boyd's novels and short stories take up some of the particular traits of satire, a genre which has gradually lost the impact it had in the eighteenth century. This book analyses the satiric spirit of four novels and one short story: "A Good Man in Africa, An Ice-Cream War, Stars and Bars, Armadillo "and" "-The Destiny of Nathalie 'X'-. It looks at the way Boyd approaches crucial events in twentieth-century history and how he unmasks the follies that underlay most of them. It also deals with issues such as the effects of British colonialism in Africa, the superficiality of Hollywood's film industry and the shortcomings of modern urban civilisation. The theoretical framework of this study is based on the analysis of recent satire criticism."

Ian McEwan's Enduring Love

Ian McEwan's Enduring Love ebook ISBN: 9780826414786
Publisher: A&C Black
Author: Roger Clarke,Andy Gordon
Number of Pages: 94 
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This is an excellent guide to 'Enduring Love'. It features a biography of the author, a full-length analysis of the novel, and a great deal more. If you're studying this novel, reading it for your book club, or if you simply want to know more about it, you'll find this guide informative, intelligent, and helpful. This is part of a new series of guides to contemporary novels. The aim of the series is to give readers accessible and informative introductions to some of the most popular, most acclaimed and most influential novels of recent years - from ‘The Remains of the Day' to ‘White Teeth'. A team of contemporary fiction scholars from both sides of the Atlantic has been assembled to provide a thorough and readable analysis of each of the novels in question.

Transfigured Night

Transfigured Night ebook ISBN: 9780952925026
Publisher:
Author: William Boyd
Number of Pages: 30 
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