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Coconut Chaos

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Author: Diana Souhami
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1780878753
Size: 29.25 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 272
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At dawn on 27 April 1789 Fletcher Christian, master's mate on HMS Bounty, took a coconut to quench his thirst from the supply on the quarterdeck. This seemingly insignificant act resulted in mutiny, chaos and a chain of events that leads right up to the present day. With a story driven by hazardous and extraordinary sea voyages and a cast that includes the Bounty mutineers, an eccentric lesbian aristocrat, Pitcairn Island sex offenders and the narrator's ancient mother, this sparkling and original book weaves together fact and fiction, history and autobiography, humour and danger in inimitable style.

Unparalleled Divine Power

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Author: Can Shang
Publisher: Funstory
ISBN: 164781670X
Size: 23.34 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
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Getting ancient talent and supernatural power, having an immortal body... He will take back what he lost with his own efforts! In a world which respects martial arts, strength naturally determines everything. Qin family, a family with a history of only more than 50 years, occupied the position of the largest force in Zi Yang town 40 years ago. In order to obtain the his father's status of clan leader, Qin Xiao was framed by his uncle. As a result, his foundation of cultivation was destroyed. But how could Qin Xiao be reconciled? Getting ancient talent and supernatural power, having an immortal body... He will take back what he lost with his own efforts! ☆About the Author☆ Can Shang, an online novel writer, is good at creating oriental fantasy novels. His has written two novels, they are Unparalleled Divine Power and Everlasting God Emperor. The motto of Can Shang is "love life, love writing".

The Arvon Book Of Literary Non Fiction

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Author: Sally Cline
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408131234
Size: 21.92 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 288
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A professional guide to the rapidly evolving genre of literary non-fiction written by tutors from the prestigious Arvon Foundation course and with contributions from leading writers.

Literary Non Fiction A Writers Artists Companion

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Author: Sally Cline
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1474268315
Size: 47.76 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 288
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Literary Non-Fiction: A Writers' & Artists' Companion is an essential guide to writing in a wide range of genres, from travel writing to feminist polemic and writing on nature, history, death, friendship and sexuality. Part 1 explores the full range of genres and asks the question: what is literary non-fiction? Part 2 includes tips by such bestselling literary non-fiction writers as: Lisa Appignanesi, Rosemary Bailey, Gillian Beer, Bidisha, Lizzie Collingham, William Dalrymple, Stevie Davies, Colin Grant, Rahila Gupta, Philip Hoare, Siri Hustvedt, Alice Kessler-Harris, Barry Lopez, Richard Mabey, Robert Macfarlane, Sara Maitland, Neil McKenna, Caroline Moorehead, Susie Orbach, Jennifer Potter, Susan Sellers, Dava Sobel, Diana Souhami, Dale Spender, Francis Spufford, Daniel Swift, Colin Thubron, Natasha Walter, Sara Wheeler and Simon Winchester. Part 3 offers practical advice - from planning and researching to writing a proposal and finding an agent or a publisher when your work is complete.

The Pretender Of Pitcairn Island

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Author: Tillman Nechtman
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108424686
Size: 10.47 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 354
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A study of one imposter and his influential vision for British control over the nineteenth-century Pacific Ocean.

Birds Of The Uk Overseas Territories

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Author: Roger Riddington
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472977289
Size: 17.43 MB
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Category : Nature
Languages : en
Pages : 304
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The UK Overseas Territories (UKOTs) are scattered across the globe. Most are small islands or island complexes, occurring from the Caribbean to the furthest reaches of the South Atlantic, via the Indian and Pacific Oceans. In terms of global biodiversity, these territories are remarkably significant. Among landscapes that range from coral atolls, through mangroves and dry forests to the ice sheets of Antarctica, the UKOTs support no fewer than 45 species of birds currently considered to be globally threatened. They are also home to a third of all the world's breeding albatrosses, and nine of the world's 17 species of penguin. In a rapidly changing world, the UKOTs symbolise global crises in climate and biodiversity. Threats faced by their wildlife range from mortality of seabirds at sea through industrial fisheries, and on land as a result of introduced ground predators, to the utter devastation of hurricanes in the Caribbean, which provide a stark reminder of our changing climate. The human impact on the wildlife of our planet has been increasing for centuries, but the next few decades promise to be critical. This book explores the birds and other wildlife of each of the 14 UKOTs, with a particular focus on environmental threats and conservation priorities. Written by authors with a deep connection to the sites, this book represents an important stocktake of the biological richness of these special places in the early 21st century.

Military Waste

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Author: Joshua O. Reno
Publisher: University of California Press
ISBN: 0520316029
Size: 20.67 MB
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Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 288
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World War III has yet to happen, and yet material evidence of this conflict is strewn everywhere: resting at the bottom of the ocean, rusting in deserts, and floating in near-Earth orbit. In Military Waste, Joshua O. Reno offers a unique analysis of the costs of American war preparation through an examination of the lives and stories of American civilians confronted with what is left over and cast aside when a society is permanently ready for war. Using ethnographic and archival research, Reno demonstrates how obsolete military junk in its various incarnations affects people and places far from the battlegrounds that are ordinarily associated with warfare. Using a broad swath of examples—from excess planes, ships, and space debris that fall into civilian hands, to the dispossessed and polluted island territories once occupied by military bases, to the militarized masculinities of mass shooters—Military Waste reveals the unexpected and open-ended relationships that non-combatants on the home front form with a nation permanently ready for war.

Greta And Cecil

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Author: Diana Souhami
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1780878877
Size: 39.11 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 272
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Greta Garbo first met society photographer Cecil Beaton in Hollywood in 1932. Both were caught in turbulent same-sex affairs. Yet Garbo flirted and danced with Beaton, told him he was pretty, presented him with 'a rose that lives and dies and never again returns' and at dawn drove away in her black Packard. Cecil took the rose home to England, framed it in silver and hung it above his bed. Fifteen years later Greta and Cecil met again. For her it was an idle flirtation. For him it fuelled his ambition to photograph her, to be like her and to marry her - an obsession that became a betrayal. Souhami draws on diaries, memoirs, letters, photographs and films to reveal the truth behind this fascinating and narcissistic relationship.

The Arvon Book Of Life Writing

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Author: Sally Cline
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408124181
Size: 58.85 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 288
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Essential reading for anyone interested in writing biography or memoir, with practical advice from successful biographers and creative writing teachers.

Edith Cavell

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Author: Diana Souhami
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1849166803
Size: 46.89 MB
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Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 432
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Edith Cavell was born in 1865, daughter of a Norfolk vicar, and shot in Brussels on 12 October 1915 by the Germans for sheltering British and French soldiers and helping them escape over the Belgian border. Following a traditional village childhood in 19th century England, Edith worked as a governess in the UK and abroad, before training as a nurse in London in 1895. To Edith, nursing was a duty, a vocation, but above all a service. By 1907, she had travelled most of Europe and become matron of her own hospital in Belgium, where, under her leadership, a ramshackle hospital with few staff and little organization became a model nursing school. When war broke out, Edith helped soldiers to escape the war by giving them jobs in her hospital, finding clothing and organizing safe passage into Holland. In all, she assisted over two hundred men. When her secret work was discovered, Edith was put on trial and sentenced to death by firing squad. She uttered only 130 words in her defence. A devout Christian, the evening before her death, she asked to be remembered as a nurse, not a hero or a martyr, and prayed to be fit for heaven. When news of Edith's death reached Britain, army recruitment doubled. Diana Souhami brings one of the Great War's finest heroes to life in this biography of a hardworking, courageous and independent woman.

No Modernism Without Lesbians

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Author: Diana Souhami
Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd
ISBN: 1786694859
Size: 16.91 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 432
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'Souhami is an exceptionally witty and original biographer' Sunday Times, on Wild Girls. 'Souhami has a Midas touch with words. Her narrative sparkles' Nigel Nicolson, Sunday Telegraph, on Mrs Keppel and Her Daughter. The extraordinary story of how a singular group of women in a pivotal time and place – Paris, Between the Wars – fostered the birth of the Modernist movement. Sylvia Beach, Bryher, Natalie Barney, and Gertrude Stein. A trailblazing publisher; a patron of artists; a society hostess; a groundbreaking writer. They were all women who loved women. They rejected the patriarchy and made lives of their own – forming a community around them in Paris. Each of these four central women interacted with a myriad of others, some of the most influential, most entertaining, most shocking and most brilliant figures of the age. Diana Souhami weaves their stories into those of the four central women to create a vivid moving tapestry of life among the Modernists in pre-War Paris.

Gwendolen

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Author: Diana Souhami
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
ISBN: 1627793410
Size: 56.86 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 336
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"A bold feat of imagination . . . . Intriguing and moving: a fictional recovery of the woman's interior experience . . . and a powerful meditation upon the nature of creativity. Both an arresting interpretation of George Eliot's work and a compelling fiction in its own right." —Rebecca Mead, author of My Life in Middlemarch In an astonishing unsent love letter, a 19th-century Englishwoman looks back at her formative years, when she fell in love with one man but married another—the richest bidder—to save her family Gwendolen Harleth, an exceptionally beautiful upper-class Englishwoman, is gambling boldly at a resort when she catches the eye of a handsome, pensive gentleman. His gaze unnerves her, and she loses her winnings. The next day, she learns that her widowed mother and younger sisters, for whom she is financially responsible, have lost their family's fortune. As a young woman in the 1860s with only her looks to serve her, Gwendolen's options are few, so when Henleigh Grandcourt, a wealthy aristocrat, proposes to her, she accepts, despite her discovery of an alarming secret about his past. During their marriage, Grandcourt is psychologically and physically brutal to her, shattering her confidence. Gwendolen begins to encounter the alluring gentleman from the resort—Daniel Deronda—in her social circles, but Grandcourt, cold and calculating, takes pains to isolate her from everything she loves. Gwendolen's desperation nearly overcomes her, until an unexpected turn of events suddenly liberates her from Grandcourt's tyranny and leaves her financially independent. Newly free, but riddled with insecurity and desire, Gwendolen must take painful steps to shape a life that has not gone according to plan. Gwendolen and her world, originally creations of George Eliot, are inhabited and brought to sympathetic and nuanced life in this irresistible debut novel by Diana Souhami, an award-winning British biographer.

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