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'Newcomer' opens an uncanny window to the hopes and struggles of newly-arrived immigrants in the United States. With a language that combines humor and wit, Manuel Ballagas looks back at his first... More > years in America, and reflects on all the hard work it took him to succeed as a journalist.< Less
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The Magi are mystically powerful beings living amongst people, out of sight, but ever present. An ancient brotherhood called the Order of Athan acts as a guiding hand for Magi worldwide. Each year,... More > dozens of Magi arrive across the earth in the form of human children, with complete amnesia. These Newcomers are extremely quick learners, but even so must be found and brought into protection by the Order before evil Magi can track them down and drain their powers. Two Newcomers, both teenage boys, arrive at opposite ends of London one winter night. Whilst learning about the world and discovering their powers, the boys meet by chance and become friends. They struggle to evade the clutches of evil Magi before at last being found by the Order and taken to a secret place of learning - a College - deep within the wild places of Dartmoor. However, all is not as safe as it seems at the College, as the Newcomers soon learn. The evil that stalked them in London has followed them, ever hungry for power...< Less
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WILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY The Newcomes William Makepeace Thackeray was born on July 18, 1811, at Calcutta, where his father was in the service of the East India Company. He was educated at... More > Charterhouse School, then situated in Smithfield, and spent two years at Trinity College, Cambridge. After travelling on the continent as an artist, he returned to London, and wrote for the "Examiner" and "Fraser's Magazine," subsequently joining the staff of "Punch." "The Newcomes," finished by Thackeray at Paris in 1855, was the fourth of his great novels. Without being in any real sense a sequel to "Pendennis," it reintroduces us to several characters of the earlier work, and is told in the first person by Arthur Pendennis himself. The Gray Friars School is the Charterhouse where Thackeray was at school. In 1859 Thackeray started the "Cornhill Magazine," and on December 23, 1863, he died at Kensington. Besides his five great novels, a large number of shorter stories and sketches came from Thackeray's pen.< Less
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sharing my stories of my psat. wanting to let people know that they are not alone, and that there are more people than they think out there with the same problems as them.
Economics for Newcomers
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This book will give the basic information for anyone who wants to learn about economics.
Being a Quaker: A Guide for Newcomers
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Being a Quaker: A Guide for Newcomers is a warm and incisive introduction to the faith of British Quakers. Drawing on the author’s experience and the words of other Quakers of today, it is an... More > inspiring exploration of the beliefs and commitment of a unique religious group. An exhilarating read for anyone interested in the life of the Spirit.< Less
Acting in Hollywood: A Newcomer's Guide
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Welcome to Hollywood! Or maybe you're not here yet? Either way, if you've got plans to act in Hollywood, there's a lot to learn: about Los Angeles, about acting, about agents and managers, about... More > traps for the unwary. What's "pilot season"? "Hiatus"? "A deal memo"? "A producer session"? "Acting in Hollywood" explains these terms to the newcomer and offers a tour of the basic tools, the neighborhoods, "survival" job options, finding acting work, the different types of work (film, TV, background, voice-over, print modeling, etc.), auditioning, finding an agent or a manager and a wealth of other details the newcomer to town will find invaluable. And - are you ready to come? The opening chapters give you points to consider and things to prepare before you even make your move. The book includes a glossary of terminology and some useful links for the Hollywood actor, rounding a comprehensive introduction to pursuing your dream.< Less
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