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Prison By Paul Western
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In a hall-of-mirrors Britain, malcontents are held in an ancient, city-sized penitentiary - 'Prison'. Edwin Norris, a dissatisfied showbiz reporter, tries to launch a serious career by investigating... More > the place, only to become a captive himself. Journeying through the grotesque dominions of Prison, he is subject to re-education, joins a protest that becomes a riot and narrowly escapes being tortured to death. His injuries are healed only for him to be used in a medical experiment. Later, he witnesses the prostitution of inmates, tastes prison work and prison privilege. In all this he encounters crooks and chancers, sadistic gaolers, evil scientists, drag queens, a mysterious helper, a lover and more. As his ordeal threatens to engulf him, Edwin questions the worth of his own existence. At the last, an amnesty within reach, he makes a discovery that forces him to decide what to make of his life. This book is not suitable for younger readers.< Less
Prison By Paul Western
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In a hall-of-mirrors Britain, malcontents are held in an ancient, city-sized penitentiary - 'Prison'. Edwin Norris, a dissatisfied showbiz reporter, tries to launch a serious career by investigating... More > the place, only to become a captive himself. Journeying through the grotesque dominions of Prison, he is subject to re-education, joins a protest that becomes a riot and narrowly escapes being tortured to death. His injuries are healed only for him to be used in a medical experiment. Later, he witnesses the prostitution of inmates, tastes prison work and prison privilege. In all this he encounters crooks and chancers, sadistic gaolers, evil scientists, drag queens, a mysterious helper, a lover and more. As his ordeal threatens to engulf him, Edwin questions the worth of his own existence. At the last, an amnesty within reach, he makes a discovery that forces him to decide what to make of his life. This book is not suitable for younger readers.< Less
Prison By Paul Western
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In a hall-of-mirrors Britain, malcontents are held in an ancient, city-sized penitentiary - 'Prison'. Edwin Norris, a dissatisfied showbiz reporter, tries to launch a serious career by investigating... More > the place, only to become a captive himself. Journeying through the grotesque dominions of Prison, he is subject to re-education, joins a protest that becomes a riot and narrowly escapes being tortured to death. His injuries are healed only for him to be used in a medical experiment. Later, he witnesses the prostitution of inmates, tastes prison work and prison privilege. In all this he encounters crooks and chancers, sadistic gaolers, evil scientists, drag queens, a mysterious helper, a lover and more. As his ordeal threatens to engulf him, Edwin questions the worth of his own existence. At the last, an amnesty within reach, he makes a discovery that forces him to decide what to make of his life. This book is not suitable for younger readers.< Less
Western Hearts: Four Historical Romances By Vanessa Carvo
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The Sharp-Witted Cowboy & The Little Widow Lady From Virginia - This is a bitingly satirical story about a cowboy who wants a wife and chooses one – a mail order bride from Virginia. What... More > he doesn’t know is that the woman is a little person. What he does know is that he’s rapidly falling in love with her. The Purple Ribbon & The Mail Order Brides – A man’s aunt tries to help him find a bride to love, as he relies on the bible to also guide him. Elise & Harmon’s Story - A wealthy rancher wants a wife and children more than anything in the world but is worried that a woman might only seek him out because she’s interested in his wealth. Finding Work In America - A woman from Liverpool moves to America and to a pre-arranged job. The thing is – she doesn’t find out what the true purpose of the place where she works is until later, when an accident will change her life forever.< Less
A Third Western Front: Blackadder, Parody and the First World War By Peter Brookes
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This study will examine the debate that surrounds Blackadder and will seek to establish that it conveys a complex truth about the war. It will endeavour to show that criticisms, such as those by... More > Gove, are founded on a stylistic appropriateness, rather than a moral failure to do justice to both individuals and their experiences, and that controversy based on its comedy leads to naive criticisms of a depiction which can ultimately be argued to posses a validity equal to that of any other depiction of the war.< Less
Crashing the Superbowl By John Duncklee
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In their endeavors to keep up with the human race, Burton and his beloved mate, Bernice, discover there will be a major event taking place they don't dare miss. Find out how exciting football can be... More > when these two vocal, always hungry, Turkey Vultures crash the Superbowl. The second in the series by John Duncklee, Western satirist.< Less
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Vanity Fair By William Makepeace Thackeray
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Vanity Fair: A Novel without a Hero is a novel by English author William Makepeace Thackeray, first published in 1847–48, satirizing society in early 19th-century Britain. The book's title... More > comes from John Bunyan's allegorical story The Pilgrim's Progress, first published in 1678 and still widely read at the time of Thackeray's novel. In that work, "Vanity Fair" refers to a stop along the pilgrim's progress: a never-ending fair held in a town called Vanity, which is meant to represent man's sinful attachment to worldly things. The novel is now considered a classic, and has inspired several film adaptations. In 2003, Vanity Fair was listed on the BBC's The Big Read poll of the UK's "best-loved novel".< Less

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