Jemima J

  • Filename: jemima-j.
  • ISBN: 9780141956534
  • Release Date: 2006-08-03
  • Number of pages: 464
  • Author: Jane Green
  • Publisher: Penguin UK

Jemima Jones is overweight. About seven stone overweight. Treated like a slave by her thin and bitchy flatmates, lorded over at the Kilburn Herald by the beautiful Geraldine (less talented, better paid), her only consolation is food. That and a passion for her charming, sexy colleague Ben. Her life needs to change and soon. But can Jemima reinvent herself? Should she? A novel about attraction, obsession and the meaning of true love.

J A Novel

  • Filename: j-a-novel.
  • ISBN: 9781473512573
  • Release Date: 2014-08-14
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Author: Howard Jacobson
  • Publisher: Random House

The brilliant new novel from the Booker prize-winning author Two people fall in love, not yet knowing where they have come from or where they are going. They aren’t sure if they have fallen in love of their own accord, or whether they’ve been pushed into each other’s arms. But who would have pushed them, and why? Hanging over their lives is a momentous catastrophe – a past event shrouded in suspicion, denial and apology, now referred to as What Happened, If It Happened. Set in the future – a world where the past is a dangerous country, not to be talked about or visited – J is a love story of incomparable strangeness, both tender and terrifying. Shortlisted for the 2014 Man Booker Prize Shortlisted for the 2014 Goldsmiths Prize Longlisted for the JQ Wingate Literary Prize

A Perfect Spy

  • Filename: a-perfect-spy.
  • ISBN: 9780743457927
  • Release Date: 2002-12-31
  • Number of pages: 608
  • Author: John le Carre
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Magnus Pym, Britain's premier spy, has vanished -- sending intelligence communities on a frenzied international manhunt. As the search plays out, so does a chain of clandestine operations surfacing in Washington, Vienna, Prague, London, and Berlin. But the most powerful drama of all comes from exploring Pym's background -- his education as a spy, and the spectacular motives and mentors who transformed him into a master of guile and deception.

Jane Austen A Family Record

  • Filename: jane-austen-a-family-record.
  • ISBN: 0521534178
  • Release Date: 2004
  • Number of pages: 377
  • Author: Deirdre Le Faye
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book is the outcome of years of research in Austen archives, and stems from the original family biography by W. and R. A. Austen-Leigh, Jane Austen: her Life and Letters. Jane Austen, A Family Record was first published in 1989, and this edition, first published in 2003, incorporates information that has come to light since then, and provides new illustrations and updated family trees. Le Faye gives a detailed account of Austen's life and literary career. She has collected together documented facts as well as the traditions concerning the novelist, and places her within the context of a widespread, affectionate and talented family group. Readers will learn how Austen transformed the stuff of her peaceful life in the Hampshire countryside into six novels that are amongst the most popular in the English language. This fascinating record of Austen and her family will be of great interest to general readers and scholars alike.

A Memoir of Jane Austen

  • Filename: a-memoir-of-jane-austen.
  • ISBN: 9780199540778
  • Release Date: 2008-05-08
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author: James Edward Austen-Leigh
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

This unique edition brings together for the first time Austen-Leigh's memoir of his aunt Jane Austen, together with shorter recollections by James Edward's two sisters. It also includes Jane's brother Henry's two biographical accounts.

Tempting Fate

  • Filename: tempting-fate.
  • ISBN: 9781466842038
  • Release Date: 2014-03-25
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author: Jane Green
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press

From Jane Green, the New York Times bestselling author of such beloved novels as Jemima J, The Beach House, Another Piece of My Heart, comes an enthralling and emotional story about how much we really understand the temptations that can threaten even the most idyllic of relationships.... Gabby and Elliott have been happily married for eighteen years. They have two teenaged daughters. They have built a life together. Forty-three year old Gabby is the last person to have an affair. She can't relate to the way her friends desperately try to cling to the beauty and allure of their younger years...And yet, she too knows her youth is quickly slipping away. She could never imagine how good it would feel to have a handsome younger man show interest in her—until the night it happens. Matt makes Gabby feel sparkling, fascinating, alive—something she hasn't felt in years. What begins as a long-distance friendship soon develops into an emotional affair as Gabby discovers her limits and boundaries are not where she expects them to be. Intoxicated, Gabby has no choice but to step ever deeper into the allure of attraction and attention, never foreseeing the life-changing consequences that lie ahead. If she makes one wrong move she could lose everything—and find out what really matters most. A heartfelt and complex story, Tempting Fate will have readers gripped until they reach the very last page, and thinking about the characters long after they put the book down.

Jane Austen a family record

  • Filename: jane-austen-a-family-record.
  • ISBN: 0760702497
  • Release Date: 1996
  • Number of pages: 326
  • Author: William Austen-Leigh
  • Publisher:


Third Girl

  • Filename: third-girl.
  • ISBN: 9780061753909
  • Release Date: 2004-11-23
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: Agatha Christie
  • Publisher: Harper Collins

A desperate woman seeks the aid of Hercule Poirot in a matter of life and death. A near-lethal dose of poison, a blood-stained knife, a revolver, and a family who aren't what they seem all figure in an extraordinary case that takes the celebrated Belgian detective from a village estate to the bohemian streets of London.

Searching for Safe Spaces

  • Filename: searching-for-safe-spaces.
  • ISBN: 1566395402
  • Release Date: 1997
  • Number of pages: 246
  • Author: Myriam J. A. Chancy
  • Publisher: Temple University Press

Understanding exile as flight from political persecution or forms of oppression that single out women, Myriam J. A. Chancy concentrates on diasporic writers and filmmakers who depict the vulnerability of women to poverty and exploitation in their homelands and their search for safe refuge. These Afro-Caribbean feminists probe the complex issues of race, nationality, gender, sexuality, and class that limit women's lives. They portray the harsh conditions that all too commonly drive women into exile, depriving them of security and a sense of belonging in their adopted countries - the United States, Canada, or England. As they rework traditional literary forms, artists such as Joan Riley, Beryl Gilroy, M. Nourbese Philip, Dionne Brand, Makeda Silvera, Audre Lorde, Rosa Guy, Michelle Cliff, and Marie Chauvet give voice to Afro-Caribbean women's alienation and longing to return home. Whether the return home is realized geographically or metaphorically, the poems, fiction, and film considered in this book speak boldly of self-definition and transformation.

On Beauty

  • Filename: on-beauty.
  • ISBN: 9780141019451
  • Release Date: 2006-07-06
  • Number of pages: 445
  • Author: Zadie Smith
  • Publisher: Penguin UK

Set in New England mainly and London partly, On Beauty concerns a pair of feuding families - the Belseys and the Kipps - and a clutch of doomed affairs. It puts low morals among high ideals and asks some searching questions about what life does to love. For the Belseys and the Kipps, the confusions - both personal and political - of our uncertain age are about to be brought close to home: right to the heart of family.

Jane Austen s Letters

  • Filename: jane-austen-s-letters.
  • ISBN: 9780199576074
  • Release Date: 2011-10-20
  • Number of pages: 667
  • Author: Jane Austen
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

The fourth edition of Jane Austen's Letters incorporates the findings of new scholarship to enrich our understanding of Austen and give us the fullest view yet of her life and family. The biographical and topographical indexes have been updated, a new subject index has been created, and the contents of the notes added to the general index.

Dictionary of Canadian Biography

  • Filename: dictionary-of-canadian-biography.
  • ISBN: 0802033989
  • Release Date: 1983-01-01
  • Number of pages: 1044
  • Author: Francess G. Halpenny
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

These biographies of Canadians are arranged chronologically by date of death. Entries in each volume are listed alphabetically, with bibliographies of source material and an index to names.

Being a Beast

  • Filename: being-a-beast.
  • ISBN: 9781627796347
  • Release Date: 2016-06-21
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Author: Charles Foster
  • Publisher: Metropolitan Books

A passionate naturalist explores what it’s really like to be an animal—by living like them How can we ever be sure that we really know the other? To test the limits of our ability to inhabit lives that are not our own, Charles Foster set out to know the ultimate other: the non-humans, the beasts. And to do that, he tried to be like them, choosing a badger, an otter, a fox, a deer, and a swift. He lived alongside badgers for weeks, sleeping in a sett in a Welsh hillside and eating earthworms, learning to sense the landscape through his nose rather than his eyes. He caught fish in his teeth while swimming like an otter; rooted through London garbage cans as an urban fox; was hunted by bloodhounds as a red deer, nearly dying in the snow. And he followed the swifts on their migration route over the Strait of Gibraltar, discovering himself to be strangely connected to the birds. A lyrical, intimate, and completely radical look at the life of animals—human and other—Being a Beast mingles neuroscience and psychology, nature writing and memoir to cross the boundaries separating the species. It is an extraordinary journey full of thrills and surprises, humor and joy. And, ultimately, it is an inquiry into the human experience in our world, carried out by exploring the full range of the life around us.

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