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.


The Cauliflower

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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.


Burley Cross Postbox Theft

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ISBN: 9780007351510
Release Date: 2010-04-29
Number of pages: 352
Author: Nicola Barker
Publisher: HarperCollins UK

Download and read online Burley Cross Postbox Theft in PDF and EPUB From the Man Booker Prize shortlisted author of Darkmans comes a comic epistolary novel of startling originality and wit.


The Works of Edward Lytton Bulwer Esq in Two Volumes

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ISBN: HARVARD:HWKQX4
Release Date: 1836
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Author: Edward Bulwer Lytton Baron Lytton
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The Three Button Trick

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ISBN: 9781453288269
Release Date: 2012-10-16
Number of pages: 224
Author: Nicola Barker
Publisher: Open Road Media

Download and read online The Three Button Trick in PDF and EPUB Nicola Barker, Man Booker Prize–shortlisted author of Darkmans and The Yips and winner of the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and Hawthornden Prize, gathers her finest short fiction in this irresistible collection Audacious, original, clever, poignant—these are just a few words that describe the writing of Nicola Barker, an award-winning author who has been compared to Martin Amis, Julian Barnes, and Margaret Atwood. Now nineteen of her finest short stories have been compiled into one startling, delightfully readable volume. It takes young Carrie twenty-one years and a chance meeting with an eighty-three-year-old widow to realize she fell victim to her husband’s “three button trick.” The main character in “Wesley” must work through his troubled childhood in a series of episodes involving masses of eels, an imaginary friend named Joy, and an unmentionable incident with an emu-owl. Whether describing erotic encounters behind clothing racks or a kleptomaniac with his organs on the wrong side, these stories never fail to surprise us, entertain us, and make us think. “Nicola Barker’s is a singular world, a hectic place of uncommon characters and naughty, memorable prose . . . Her style is fast, funny, profound, and sharp.” —Newsday “An astounding writer.” —Seattle Weekly “Barker’s subjects are often raw and irreverently sexy, while her endings are sometimes abrupt, but she never fails to surprise and delight with incisive writing and piercing wit, to say nothing of all the vivid characters inhabiting these rambunctious and witty stories.” —Publishers Weekly Nicola Barker’s eight previous novels include Darkmans (short-listed for the 2007 Man Booker and Ondaatje prizes, and winner of the Hawthornden Prize), Wide Open (winner of the 2000 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award), and Clear (long-listed for the Man Booker Prize in 2004). She has also written two prize-winning collections of short stories, and her work has been translated into more than twenty languages. She lives in East London.


Contemporary Fiction A Very Short Introduction

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ISBN: 9780199609260
Release Date: 2013-07-25
Number of pages: 114
Author: Robert Eaglestone
Publisher: Oxford University Press

Download and read online Contemporary Fiction A Very Short Introduction in PDF and EPUB In this Very Short Introduction, Robert Eaglestone provides a clear and engaging exploration of the major themes, patterns, and debates of contemporary fiction.


Pelham novels

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ISBN: UOM:39015067196728
Release Date: 1862
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Author: Baron Edward Bulwer Lytton Lytton
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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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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

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ISBN: OXFORD:600069588
Release Date: 1854
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Author: Edward George E.L. Bulwer- Lytton (1st baron.)
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Lord Lytton s novels

Filename: lord-lytton-s-novels.pdf
ISBN: OXFORD:590631797
Release Date: 1877
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Author: Edward George E.L. Bulwer- Lytton (1st baron.)
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