Curiosities of Literature

Curiosities of Literature


  • Author : John Sutherland
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2011-01-01
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781628733327


Curiosities of Literature Book Description :

Which author had the heaviest brain? What was the original title of 1984? When did cigarettes first appear in English literature? And, while we’re at it, who wrote the first Western, and is there any link between asthma and literary genius? Sutherland’s irreverent literary exploration illuminates every topic imaginable from author advances to Civil War literature to Victorian sex to odd things eaten by literary characters (think Patrick Bateman’s girlfriend in American Psycho). This is a treasure trove of fascinating information for all book lovers.

Naughty Amelia Jane
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Naughty Amelia Jane


  • Author : Enid Blyton
  • Publisher : Hachette Children's
  • Release Date : 2015-08-06
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN 10 : 9781444927009


Naughty Amelia Jane Book Description :

Enid Blyton's Amelia Jane is big, bad and the world's naughtiest toy! Look out! Amelia snips the tail off pink rabbit, squirts Tom the soldier with water and gets up to mischief at the beach. The other toys try to teach the terror of the toy cupboard to be well-behaved, but will they succeed? First published in 1939, this edition contains the classic text and illustrations by Deborah Allwright, cover by Alex T. Smith (2011).

Life s Lottery

Life s Lottery


  • Author : Kim Newman
  • Publisher : Titan Books (US, CA)
  • Release Date : 2014-04-22
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN 10 : 9781781165577


Life s Lottery Book Description :

A brand new edition of Life's Lottery - an exciting speculative fiction novel that invites the reader to assume the role of the protagonist! A role-playing novel that reveals how small decisions can have monumental consequences. If you choose the right possibilities you may live a long happy life, or be immensely rich, or powerful, or win the lottery. If you make other choices you may become a murderer, die young, make every mistake possible, or make no impression on life at all. The choice is yours.

The Astonishing Ladder  and Other Stories

The Astonishing Ladder and Other Stories


  • Author : Enid Blyton
  • Publisher : Bounty Books
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Genre: Children's stories
  • Pages : 190
  • ISBN 10 : 0753726440


The Astonishing Ladder and Other Stories Book Description :

A selection of short stories by Enid Blyton suitable for readers aged 5-8 years.

Five On A Treasure Island

Five On A Treasure Island


  • Author : Enid Blyton
  • Publisher : Hachette Children's
  • Release Date : 2014-09-08
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 186
  • ISBN 10 : 9781444922967


Five On A Treasure Island Book Description :

Meet Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timothy. Together they are THE FAMOUS FIVE - Enid Blyton's most popular adventure series. All 21 titles also available as audiobooks! 'There was something else out on the sea by the rocks - something dark that seemed to lurch out of the waves . . . What could it be?' Julian, Dick and Anne are spending the holidays with their tomboy cousin George and her dog, Timothy. One day, George takes them to explore nearby Kirrin Island, with its rocky little coast and old ruined castle on the top. Over on the island, they make a thrilling discovery, which leads them deep into the dungeons of Kirrin Castle on a dangerous adventure. Who - and what - will they find there? Fantastic new cover art by Laura Ellen Anderson will draw young readers into this accessible timeless classic.

Punch

Punch


  • Author : Henry Mayhew
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1975
  • Genre: English wit and humor
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015055218179


Punch Book Description :

The Wishing Chair Again
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Wishing Chair Again


  • Author : Enid Blyton
  • Publisher : Hachette Children's
  • Release Date : 2015-07-02
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN 10 : 9781444926668


The Wishing Chair Again Book Description :

Fly away to magical lands with Peter and Mollie in the second adventure in Enid Blyton's best-loved series! Perfect for children aged 5 and up. Mollie and Peter are home for the summer holidays, and they long to see their pixie friend Binky and their magic Wishing-Chair. They can't wait for lots of new and exciting adventures, but then the Wishing-Chair is stolen by some very cheeky characters. Whatever will the children do? First published in 1950, this edition contains the classic text, except that the pixie character's name has been changed to Binky. Inside illustrations are by Rene Cloke, and the cover is by Mark Beech.