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ISBN 10 : 9780241967966
Pages : 272 pages
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Download Stuff I've Been Reading PDF by Nick Hornby Full Free and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2013-11-07 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Stuff I've Been Reading by Nick Hornby - the bestselling novelist's rich, witty and inspiring reading diary 'Read what you enjoy, not what bores you,' Nick Hornby tells us. And in this new collection of his columns from the Believer magazine he shows us how it's done. From historical tomes to comic books, literary novels to children's stories, political thrillers to travel writing, Stuff I've Been Reading details Nick's thoughts and experiences on books by George Orwell, J.M. Barrie, Muriel Spark, Claire Tomalin, Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, Jennifer Egan, Ian McEwan, Cormac McCarthy and many, many more. This wonderfully entertaining journey in reading differs from all other reviews or critical appreciations - it takes into account the role that books actually play in our lives. This book, which is classic Hornby, confirms the novelist's status as one of the world's most exciting curators of culture. It will be loved by fans of About a Boy and High Fidelity, as well as readers of Will Self, Zadie Smith, Stewart Lee and Charlie Brooker.


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ISBN 10 : 9789811002168
Pages : 265 pages
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ISBN 10 : 1429934972
Pages : 544 pages
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ISBN 10 : 0803264062
Pages : 372 pages
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Publisher : Penguin Random House South Africa
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ISBN 10 : 9781415205464
Pages : 200 pages
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ISBN 10 : 9781459827004
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ISBN 10 : 9781643150055
Pages : 304 pages
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Publisher : Bantam
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ISBN 10 : 9780804151290
Pages : 450 pages
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ISBN 10 : 9780758290021
Pages : 318 pages
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ISBN 10 : 9781408707166
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Publisher : Atlantic Books Ltd
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ISBN 10 : 9780857890481
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ISBN 10 : 9781477131510
Pages : 135 pages
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Download Harney's Peak PDF by J.D. Patterson Full Free and published by Xlibris Corporation. This book was released on 2012-06-22 with total page 135 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The President of Western Dakota School of Mines (WDSM) in Rapid City is shot and killed while viewing a "shootout" staged for tourists. How the shooter had live ammunition remains a mystery for some time. The unpopular, power hungry, and ambitious Vice President Dick Rafferty of WDSM assumes the Presidency and initiates controversial changes at the school. The narrator Jim Harrison as well as Bill Harney his friend are physics professors at WDSM. Harney is a very well regarded scientist and he is suspicious of the circumstances. Harrison and Harney investigate the events as best they can aided by Betty Turner a news reporter for the local Rapid City paper. She enlists the aid of Gerald Thompson a national reporter for the New York Journal. Thompson, in effect, breaks the story wide open. Motives as well as connections of Rafferty to the shooter Buzz Franklin are discovered. Rafferty is implicated in the shooting by Franklin and is put on paid administrative leave of absence while Harney is appointed acting President. Included in the motives is the closure of the nearby Homestake Gold Mine and plans to convert it to an underground science laboratory with subsequent valuation of property in the neighborhood. Franklin is indicted for the shooting but before the story reaches a dramatic climax in the trial of Franklin, conflict arises between Rafferty and the faculty, particularly Harney and Harrison, as to the objectives of the school. When Franklin is convicted, he immediately non lethally shoots Rafferty (who was not idicted) and others with a smuggled gun. After Rafferty recovers he resigns his (on leave) Presidency and goes into real estate. Harney proves his mettle by insisting on returning to his position as professor while the mine is converted to a laboratory and WDSM ends up increasing its stature by connections with new lab.


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ISBN 10 : 9780857906649
Pages : 220 pages
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Download Lust for Life! PDF by John Neil Munro Full Free and published by Birlinn. This book was released on 2013-08-20 with total page 220 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the mid-1980s Irvine Welsh's life was going nowhere fast. His teenage dreams of being a footballer or a rock star were over, and he was stuck in a series of white-collar jobs which he loathed. With the last throw of the dice, he started to write. In 1993 his debut novel - which centred on the desperate day-to-day struggles of a group of Edinburgh schemies and junkies - was published. Even Irvine's publisher, Secker & Warburg, didn't hold out much hope. Only 1,000 copies were printed and the word was that Irvine might become a cult author, a 'Scottish Bukowski'. But, as the rave reviews increased, the book - memorably described as 'the voice of punk, grown up, grown wiser and grown eloquent' - rapidly achieved global success. It was followed, in 1996, by Danny Boyle's raw, high-energy film, which received worldwide critical acclaim and launched the careers of several young Scots actors such as Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner and Kelly Macdonald. So, how did an unknown Edinburgh writer pen the most talked-about book of a generation? Read the inside story of the Trainspotting phenomenon.


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ISBN 10 : 9781329158221
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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 10 : 9781135854430
Pages : 220 pages
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ISBN 10 : 9781462532230
Pages : 486 pages
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Download Case Studies in Couple and Family Therapy PDF by Frank M. Dattilio Full Free and published by Guilford Publications. This book was released on 2017-02-13 with total page 486 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Featuring case presentations by many of the most distinguished practitioners of couple and family therapy, this volume brings to life the full spectrum of approaches in the field. The cases illustrate the principles and techniques of the respective approaches and allow the reader to "listen in" on highly skilled therapists at work. Editor Frank Dattilio comments on each case with a focus on ways to integrate systemic and cognitive-behavioral approaches. He suggests ways that cognitive principles might usefully be called upon at specific points. Responses from contributors consider the benefits of Dattilio's suggestions and elucidate each practitioner's decision-making process. See also Dattilio's authored book, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy with Couples and Families, which combines the empirical research base with practical clinical guidance.


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Download The Memorial Hall Murder PDF by Jane Langton Full Free and published by Overamstel Uitgevers. This book was released on 2012-04-17 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When a bomb kills the most popular man at Harvard, the entire faculty is suspect An explosion rocks the foundations of Harvard University’s stately Memorial Hall. Built a century ago to honor alumni who died defending the Union in the Civil War, the hall is a focal point of the campus. Now it is a crime scene. A corpulent body is found inside, decapitated by the blast. The dead man is Hamilton Dow, conductor of the school orchestra and one of the most beloved men on campus. The university’s president, James Cheever, couldn’t be more pleased. Dow had opposed every one of Cheever’s attempts to improve and enlarge Harvard, and this terrible accident means that Cheever’s path to complete domination of the campus is clear. But was it an accident? Homer Kelly, Harvard professor and occasional sleuth, is not so sure. Cheever was not the only man on campus who wanted Dow dead, and as Homer looks for the culprit he finds a terrible secret behind the bombing that turned the Civil War memorial into a tomb.