Darkmans

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ISBN: 9780007372768
Release Date: 2011-10-27
Number of pages: 848
Author: Nicola Barker
Publisher: HarperCollins UK

Download and read online Darkmans in PDF and EPUB Shortlisted for the 2007 Man Booker Prize, an epic novel of startling originality which confirms Nicola Barker as one of Britain's most exciting literary talents.


Darkmans

Filename: darkmans.pdf
ISBN: 9780061857232
Release Date: 2009-10-13
Number of pages: 848
Author: Nicola Barker
Publisher: Harper Collins

Download and read online Darkmans in PDF and EPUB Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, Darkmans is an exhilarating, extraordinary examination of the ways in which history can play jokes on us all... If History is just a sick joke which keeps on repeating itself, then who exactly might be telling it, and why? Could it be John Scogin, Edward IV's infamous court jester, whose favorite pastime was to burn people alive - for a laugh? Or could it be Andrew Boarde, Henry VIII's physician, who kindly wrote John Scogin's biography? Or could it be a tiny Kurd called Gaffar whose days are blighted by an unspeakable terror of - uh - salad? Or a beautiful, bulimic harpy with ridiculously weak bones? Or a man who guards Beckley Woods with a Samurai sword and a pregnant terrier? Darkmans is a very modern book, set in Ashford [a ridiculously modern town], about two very old-fashioned subjects: love and jealousy. It's also a book about invasion, obsession, displacement and possession, about comedy, art, prescription drugs and chiropody. And the main character? The past, which creeps up on the present and whispers something quite dark - quite unspeakable - into its ear. The third of Nicola Barker's narratives of the Thames Gateway, Darkmans is an epic novel of startling originality.


Darkmans

Filename: darkmans.pdf
ISBN: 9780007193622
Release Date: 2007
Number of pages: 838
Author: Nicola Barker
Publisher: HarperCollins UK

Download and read online Darkmans in PDF and EPUB From the award-winning author of 'Clear 'comes an epic novel of startling originality. If History is just a sick joke which keeps on repeating itself, then who exactly might be telling it, and why? Could it be John Scogin, Edward IV's infamous court jester, whose favourite pastime was to burn people alive -- for a laugh? Or could it be Andrew Boarde, Henry VIII's physician, who kindly wrote John Scogin's biography? Or could it be a tiny Kurd called Gaffar whose days are blighted by an unspeakable terror of -- uh -- salad? Or a beautiful, bulimic harpy with ridiculously weak bones? Or a man who guards Beckley Woods with a Samurai sword and a pregnant terrier? 'Darkmans' is a very modern book, set in Ashford (a ridiculously modern town), about two very old-fashioned subjects: love and jealousy. It's also a book about invasion, obsession, displacement and possession, about comedy, art, prescription drugs and chiropody. And the main character? The past, which creeps up on the present and whispers something quite dark -- quite unspeakable -- into its ear. 'Darkmans' is the third of Nicola Barker's visionary narratives of the Thames Gateway. Following on from 'Wide Open' (winner Dublin IMPAC award 2000) and 'Behindlings' it confirms Nicola Barker as one of Britain's most original and exciting literary talents.


A Dictionary of the Underworld

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ISBN: 9781317445524
Release Date: 2015-06-12
Number of pages: 904
Author: Eric Partridge
Publisher: Routledge

Download and read online A Dictionary of the Underworld in PDF and EPUB First published in 1949 (this edition in 1968), this book is a dictionary of the past, exploring the language of the criminal and near-criminal worlds. It includes entries from Australia, New Zealand, Canada and South Africa, as well as from Britain and America and offers a fascinating and unique study of language. The book provides an invaluable insight into social history, with the British vocabulary dating back to the 16th century and the American to the late 18th century. Each entry comes complete with the approximate date of origin, the etymology for each word, and a note of the milieu in which the expression arose.


Burley Cross Postbox Theft

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ISBN: 9781453288252
Release Date: 2012-10-16
Number of pages: 352
Author: Nicola Barker
Publisher: Open Road Media

Download and read online Burley Cross Postbox Theft in PDF and EPUB From the Man Booker Prize–nominated author of The Yips comes an epistolary novel of startling originality Reading other people’s letters is always a guilty pleasure. But for PC Roger Topping, who is contemplating a cache of twenty-seven undelivered missives retrieved from a back alley in Skipton, it’s also work. The quaint English village of Burley Cross has been plunged into turmoil by the theft of the contents of its postbox, and no one is above suspicion. Yet Topping’s investigation into the curtain-twitching lives of the eminently respectable Burley Cross residents not only uncovers the dark underbelly of his beat, but reveals an unknown strength of character buried deep within the young flatfoot. The denizens of Burley Cross inhabit a world of epic pettiness, where secrets are the currency. They plunge into complaints about dog shit, amateur dramatics, and an Auction of Promises that goes staggeringly wrong. Nicola Barker’s epistolary novel is a work of immense comic range, sparkling, disquieting, and thrilling all at once.


Lord Lytton s novels

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ISBN: OXFORD:590631797
Release Date: 1877
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Author: Edward George E.L. Bulwer- Lytton (1st baron.)
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Eugene Aram

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ISBN: UCLA:31158006264187
Release Date: 1877
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Author: Edward Bulwer Lytton Baron Lytton
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The Cauliflower

Filename: the-cauliflower.pdf
ISBN: 9781627797207
Release Date: 2016-08-09
Number of pages: 304
Author: Nicola Barker
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

Download and read online The Cauliflower in PDF and EPUB “Maddening, funny, playful and beautiful...Barker has once again invigorated an old form -- the historical biographical novel -- through electric wit and sheer bedazzlement.” --The Washington Post To the world, he is Sri Ramakrishna--godly avatar, esteemed spiritual master, beloved guru. To Rani Rashmoni, she of low caste and large inheritance, he is the brahmin fated to defy tradition. But to Hriday, his nephew and longtime caretaker, he is just Uncle--maddening, bewildering Uncle, prone to entering trances at the most inconvenient of times, known to sneak out to the forest at midnight to perform dangerous acts of self-effacement, who must be vigilantly safeguarded not only against jealous enemies and devotees with ulterior motives, but also against that most treasured yet insidious of sulfur-rich vegetables: the cauliflower. Rather than puzzling the shards of history and legend together, Barker shatters the mirror again and rearranges the pieces. The result is a biographical novel viewed through a kaleidoscope. Dazzlingly inventive and brilliantly comic, irreverent and mischievous, The Cauliflower delivers us into the divine playfulness of a twenty-first-century literary master.



Lord Lytton s Novels

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ISBN: HARVARD:HN3PMI
Release Date: 1876
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Author: Edward Bulwer Lytton Baron Lytton
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Lord Lytton s novels

Filename: lord-lytton-s-novels.pdf
ISBN: BSB:BSB10753333
Release Date: 1850
Number of pages: 423
Author: Edward Bulwer Lytton Lytton
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Eugene Aram

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ISBN: KBNL:KBNL03000432832
Release Date: 1874
Number of pages: 433
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Eugene Aram by the author of Pelham by sir E Bulwer Lytton

Filename: eugene-aram-by-the-author-of-pelham-by-sir-e-bulwer-lytton.pdf
ISBN: OXFORD:600069588
Release Date: 1854
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Author: Edward George E.L. Bulwer- Lytton (1st baron.)
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The Works of Edward Lytton Bulwer Esq in Two Volumes

Filename: the-works-of-edward-lytton-bulwer-esq-in-two-volumes.pdf
ISBN: HARVARD:HWKQX4
Release Date: 1836
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Author: Edward Bulwer Lytton Baron Lytton
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Pelham etc

Filename: pelham-etc.pdf
ISBN: BL:A0017534242
Release Date: 1860
Number of pages: 296
Author: Edward Bulwer Lytton Baron Lytton
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