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The English Dance of Death volume 1 and 2 By Thomas Rowlandson & William Combe
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The English Dance of Death was originally published in 1815. Comprised of two volumes, it features 72 metrical compositions by William Combe, which are meant to accompany 72 illustrated plates... More > designed by Thomas Rowlandson. Focusing on an earnest expression of character, the authors unravel each of the situations. The plates and the written work find a connection using a thoughtful blend of humour and a wonderful purpose of virtue, carefully presented through an artistic effort. The English Dance of Death is a worthy example of artistic literature that serves to give the reader a glimpse into an older, more superstitious theme. The authors did a terrific job in adding their own present-day originality and uniqueness to this historic subject matter.< Less
A word in a star/Eit ord i ei stjerne (bilingual edition: English and Norwegian) By Hannie Rouweler & Jostein Sæbøe
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Bilingual translations ENGLISH into NORWEGIAN of poems by Hannie Rouweler. Translations by Jostein Sæbøe. Several themes. About a previous collection: "Lakes and Gardens contains an... More > unusual richness of motives, ranging from family situations, childhood memories and landscape observations to passion, love, loss and loneliness. Despite these innumerable and varied glimpses from the life of a mature poet, there is no danger of disintegration of poetic style or character. All through the volume we are struck by the poet’s ability to let her own distinctive features mould her visions into verses, features that are characterised by humour, sincerity, sometimes irony as well as a deep wonder at the small and big mysteries of life. The images and sceneries in many of the poems reveal the poet’s practice as a painter. In the most intimate poems we sense the almost physical presence of the poet and at the same time we have a feeling that everyday words put on a deeper symbolic message." Jostein Sæbøe< Less
A word in a star/Eit ord i ei stjerne bilingual edition: English and Norwegian By Hannie Rouweler
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Bilingual translations ENGLISH into NORWEGIAN of poems by Hannie Rouweler. Translations by Jostein Sæbøe. Several themes. About a previous collection: "Lakes and Gardens contains an... More > unusual richness of motives, ranging from family situations, childhood memories and landscape observations to passion, love, loss and loneliness. Despite these innumerable and varied glimpses from the life of a mature poet, there is no danger of disintegration of poetic style or character. All through the volume we are struck by the poet’s ability to let her own distinctive features mould her visions into verses, features that are characterised by humour, sincerity, sometimes irony as well as a deep wonder at the small and big mysteries of life. The images and sceneries in many of the poems reveal the poet’s practice as a painter. In the most intimate poems we sense the almost physical presence of the poet and at the same time we have a feeling that everyday words put on a deeper symbolic message." Jostein Sæbøe.< Less
Edward Monkjack Exterminator By James Henry
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Moving from the slums of Tar Pit Terrace to the bungalows of Bay Tree Crescent, was a social wrench for both Edward Monkjack and his wife Janet. Here the roads were lined with trees rather than dead... More > dogs. It had been the awkward and somewhat embarrassing demise of Edward's in-laws, that provided the means necessary for Janet to propel herself up the social ladder, bypassing a couple of rungs on the way. Edward reluctantly followed along, never quite letting go of his working class, rat catcher roots. The early 1950s saw the emergence of a new middle class. Bank managers, investment brokers and insurance agents made up this new social elite, and they dominated the Crescent. It was unlikely that common working-class people, such as the Monkjack’s, would be invited in for cocktails, or indeed offered membership to the golf club. Edward however, knew that where there was brass, there was muck. If they wanted to make life difficult for him, which they did, he would go digging. They all had a secret.< Less
Futile Deceptions : Book 1 of Basil Ackroyd's France By Douglas Spencer Wallis
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Basil Ackroyd, a refugee from a financial scandal in an English municipal council, becomes the mayor of a small town in the French Midi saturated with expatriates. He has been running the town as his... More > own domain for many years when outside influences threaten to rob him of his ill-gotten gains. His total lack of sensibility to those around him and insatiable greed blinds him to the real situation and his efforts to combat the menace results in multiple mishaps and a worsening of his position. The hero, Basil Ackroyd, is gloriously Machiavellian and amoral, endlessly scheming and machinating for his own selfish benefit and advantage. Unfortunately for Basil, his schemes have a habit of blowing up in his face and destroying him. But he is never discouraged and is endlessly re-inventive.< Less
Mail Order Brides By Peter Trainor
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Walt Dalton answers the door of his new home and is greeted by a smiling Mail Order Bride who doesn't speak a word of English. After assuming it to be a prank, he discovers that she was requested by... More > the previous tenant, a wizard who calls himself Alfonso the Great. Meanwhile, retiring stand-up comedian Carl Peterson and his much younger supporting comedian meet two brides who, despite also not being able to speak English, seem to instantly fall in love with each of them. As Walt Dalton attempts to track down Alfonso the Great, he becomes entangled with Carl Peterson's situation, and the leader of the Mail Order Brides too, who thankfully speaks English. Ever-optimistic of finding a solution, the reality of dealing with three Mail Order Brides, two comedians and a wizard puts a serious strain on the proceedings.< Less
Freedom By Stephen Rowney
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’The radio business is a cruel and shallow trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There’s also a negative side.’ Hunter S... More > thompson said that in the 1970s - the situation hasn't changed. If anything its gotten worse! This book tells the story of a pirate radio station - Freedom radio - as it fights against oppression from the British Government and corporate radio to play great music for the people of a small town in the English north midlands that isn't the end of the world - but you can see it from there!< Less
Freedom By Stephen Rowney
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’The radio business is a cruel and shallow trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There’s also a negative side.’ Hunter S... More > thompson said that in the 1970s - the situation hasn't changed. If anything its gotten worse! This book tells the story of a pirate radio station - Freedom radio - as it fights against oppression from the British Government and corporate radio to play great music for the people of a small town in the English north midlands that isn't the end of the world - but you can see it from there!< Less
Arrows from Wenzhou By David Lewis Paget
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If you'd like to know what it's like, living and working in China for twelve months, this is the book for you. Join the author on his forays into an alien culture, with no initial knowledge of the... More > language, and trying to deal in the most part with people who didn't speak his. Experience the frustration, the joys, the annoyances, the laugh out loud situations that arose on a regular basis, and by the time you've finished you'll want to go there yourself. Enjoy with him the downright good nature and generosity of the Chinese people, so little commented on in the west. Laugh along as you read student essays, in their desperate attempts to convert their 'Chinglish' into understandable English. There's much to recommend this book, even if it only helps to bridge the gap of misunderstanding between east and west. The book also contains the poetry that was inspired during the visit - you won't be disappointed.< Less
Whip's Restaurant - Episode 1 - the missing objects By Radburn Eddy
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une pièce de théâtre comique en anglais pour apprendre la langue en toute décontraction. support déjà utilisé et mis en scène avec des... More > élèves adultes français. Ce livre est entièrement illustré en couleur. 46 pages. CD audio sur demande. Discover the hilarious situations and wildly exaggerated characters in Mr Whip's restaurant.< Less

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