The Mermaids Singing Book
Score: 4
From 30 Ratings

The Mermaids Singing


  • Author : Val McDermid
  • Publisher : HarperCollins Canada
  • Release Date : 2010-08-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9781443401791

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The Mermaids Singing Excerpt :

Val McDermid stunned readers and critics alike with the publication of her brilliant thriller A Place of Execution, which won the Anthony, McCavity, and the Los Angeles Times awards. Now in The Mermaids Singing, she continues her trademark ingenuity for suspense, and introduces criminal profiler Tony Hill who has spent years exploring the psyches of madmen. But now he's become one of the hunted... This was the summer he discovered what he wanted -- at a gruesome museum of criminology far off the beaten track of more timid tourists. Visions of torture inspired his fantasies like a muse. It would prove so terribly fulfilling. The bodies of four men have been discovered in the town of Bradfield. Enlisted to investigate is criminal psychologist Tony Hill. Even for a seasoned professional, the series of mutilation sex murders is unlike anything he's encountered before. But profiling the psychopath is not beyond him. Hill's own past has made him the perfect man to comprehend the killer's motives. It's also made him the perfect victim. A game has begun for the hunter and the hunted. But as Hill confronts his own hidden demons, he must also come face to face with an evil so profound he may not have the courage -- or the power -- to stop it...

The Mermaids Singing  Tony Hill and Carol Jordan  Book 1  Book
Score: 4
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The Mermaids Singing Tony Hill and Carol Jordan Book 1


  • Author : Val McDermid
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Release Date : 2009-05-22
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 9780007327560

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The Mermaids Singing Tony Hill and Carol Jordan Book 1 Excerpt :

In this special 20th anniversary edition, Lee Child introduces the Gold Dagger award-winning serial killer thriller that began the Number One bestselling crime series featuring clinical psychologist Dr Tony Hill, hero of TV’s much-loved Wire in the Blood.

The Mermaids Singing Book
Score: 4
From 32 Ratings

The Mermaids Singing


  • Author : Val McDermid
  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Release Date : 2007-04-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781429977661

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The Mermaids Singing Excerpt :

This was the summer he discovered what he wanted--at a gruesome museum of criminology far off the beaten track of more timid tourists. Visions of torture inspired his fantasies like a muse. It would prove so terribly fulfilling. The bodies of four men have been discovered in the town of Bradfield. Enlisted to investigate is criminal psychologist Tony Hill. Even for a seasoned professional, the series of mutilation sex murders is unlike anything he's encountered before. But profiling the psychopath is not beyond him. Hill's own past has made him the perfect man to comprehend the killer's motives. It's also made him the perfect victim. A game has begun for the hunter and the hunted. But as Hill confronts his own hidden demons, he must also come face-to-face with an evil so profound he may not have the courage--or the power--to stop it... The Mermaids Singing is a chilling and taut psychological mystery from Val McDermid.

Mrs  Stevens Hears the Mermaids Singing Book

Mrs Stevens Hears the Mermaids Singing


  • Author : May Sarton
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2014-07-22
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN 10 : 9781497646254

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Mrs Stevens Hears the Mermaids Singing Excerpt :

Sarton’s most important novel tells the story of a poet in her seventies, whose life is retold episodically during an interview with two writers from a literary magazine Hilary Stevens’s prolific career includes a provocative novel that shot her into the public consciousness years ago, and an oeuvre of poetry that more recently has consigned her to near-obscurity. Now in the twilight of her life, Hilary, who is both a feminist and a lesbian, is receiving renewed attention for an upcoming collection of poems, one that has brought two young reporters to her Cape Cod home. As Hilary prepares for the conversation, she recalls formative moments both large and small. She then embarks on the interview itself—a witty and intelligent discussion of her life, work, and romantic relationships with men and women. After the journalists have left, Hilary helps a visiting male friend with his anxiety over being gay and imparts wisdom about channeling his own creative passions. This ebook features an extended biography of May Sarton.

I ve Heard the Mermaids Singing Book

I ve Heard the Mermaids Singing


  • Author : Julia Mendenhall
  • Publisher : Arsenal Pulp Press
  • Release Date : 2014-12-08
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9781551525655

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I ve Heard the Mermaids Singing Excerpt :

A Queer Film Classic on Canadian director Patricia Rozema's I've Heard the Mermaids Singing, her quirky and hopeful first feature film which made its premiere at Cannes and won its Prix de la jeunesse. Presented as a "videotaped confession," it tells the story of Polly Vandersma, an unpretentious and introverted young woman who takes photographs as a hobby and works as a personal assistant to an elegant and sophisticated, but unsatisfied, art gallery director, Gabrielle St. Peres, whom she worships. This book presents a new close textual analysis of Mermaids that places this complex yet teachable film unquestionably within the global queer film canon while uncovering many of its complexities. The film has appeared on the Maclean's "Top 10 Films of the 20th Century" and Toronto International Film Festival's Best 10 Canadian Films of All Time. Julia Mendenhall, a longtime fan of the film, places it in the context of the director's life experiences and her filmic oeuvre, the production and reception history of the film within the mid to late 1980s and the 1990s era of "outing," and the development of queer theory.

Mermaid Singing and Peel Me a Lotus Book

Mermaid Singing and Peel Me a Lotus


  • Author : Charmian Clift
  • Publisher : Angus & Robertson
  • Release Date : 2015-03-01
  • Genre: Hydra Island (Greece)
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 0732297516

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Mermaid Singing and Peel Me a Lotus Excerpt :

For Charmian Clift, Greece was the Promised Land. In 1954 she and her husband, George Johnston, abandoned their sophisticated London existence and set off with two new typewriters and two small children to start a new life. In Mermaid Singing - written during the first miraculous year of discovery - she records the family's adaptation to the primitive sponge-diving island of Kalymnos. Peel Me a Lotus continues the exploration as Clift and Johnson buy a house on the island of Hydra, in the middle of the summer tourist trail. Clift's writing about Greece was undervalued at the time of first publication, because she wrote from a women's point of view and recorded the intimate details of daily life. It is exactly this quality which enables this classic to appeal to a new generation of readers.

Val McDermid 3 Book Thriller Collection  The Mermaids Singing  The Wire in the Blood  The Last Temptation  Tony Hill and Carol Jordan  Book

Val McDermid 3 Book Thriller Collection The Mermaids Singing The Wire in the Blood The Last Temptation Tony Hill and Carol Jordan


  • Author : Val McDermid
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Release Date : 2016-01-28
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 1840
  • ISBN 10 : 9780008108694

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Val McDermid 3 Book Thriller Collection The Mermaids Singing The Wire in the Blood The Last Temptation Tony Hill and Carol Jordan Excerpt :

Read the first three books in Val McDermid’s No. 1 bestselling crime series featuring clinical psychologist Dr Tony Hill, hero of TV’s much loved WIRE IN THE BLOOD.

The Mermaids Singing Book
Score: 4
From 6 Ratings

The Mermaids Singing


  • Author : Lisa Carey
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-04-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780061895975

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The Mermaids Singing Excerpt :

There is an island off the west coast of Ireland called Inis Murúch -- theIsland of the Mermaids -- a world where myth is more powerful than truth, and love can overcome even death. It is here that Lisa Carey sets her lyrical and sensual first novel, weaving together the voices and lives of three generations of Irish and Irish-American women. Years ago, the fierce and beautiful Grace stole away from the island with her small daughter, Gráinne, unable to bear its isolation. Now Gráinne is motherless at fifteen, and a grandmother she has never met has come to take her back. Her heart is pulled between a life in which she no longer belongs and a family she cannot remember. But only on Inis Murúch can she begin to understand the forces that have torn her family apart.

I Have Heard the Mermaids Singing Book

I Have Heard the Mermaids Singing


  • Author : Christopher Bollas
  • Publisher : Free Assn Books
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 170
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105114135218

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I Have Heard the Mermaids Singing Excerpt :

This dark comic novella follows the life of â??the psychoanalystâ? in an urban village engaging a cast of characters with whom he shares his life and his ideas. A vulnerable yet thoughtful person shadowed by what he refers to as life after the Catastrophe, he finds himself celebrating â??depressionâ?, discovering how it is an essential emotion housing insight into the self, society, and world affairs. Amusing, disturbing and thought provoking, the novella reveals in remarkable depth the many faces of depression. The psychoanalyst agonizes over the increasingly fascist dimensions of his profession and provides an excoriating critique of the psychotropic movement. He challenges the world of modern psychology that by stereotyping souls as sufferers of one or another of the newly coined diagnoses, such as Attention Deficit Disorder, ordains a world that reduces humanity. Where thoughtfulness once was, now one discovers a pill, a fashionable new illness, and a twelve-step program that define a life. The arrival of a terrorist in his consulting room seeking treatment in order to carry out a suicide bombing serves as a pivot for other crises that involve the analyst in an increasingly anarchic and surreal era, one that suggests a new world order. Readers will find in this work new perspectives that challenge many assumptions, ironically suggesting that in these difficult times understanding our complex mental lives â?? as in depression â?? holds invaluable keys to a better future for the individual and for modern society.

Mermaids Singing Book
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

Mermaids Singing


  • Author : Dilly Court
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2011-04-30
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN 10 : 9781446472613

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A GRIPPING AND ULTIMATELY UPLIFTING SAGA SET IN TURN-OF-THE-CENTURY LONDON FROM A WONDERFUL TALENT ... Born into poverty and living under the roof of her violent and abusive brother-in-law, young Kitty Cox dreams of working in a women's dress shop in the West End - a million miles away from the reality of her life as a mud-lark, scavenging on the banks of the Thames. Fate soon intervenes and Kitty finds herself working as a skivvy for Sir Desmond and Lady Arabella Mableton in Mayfair. Bullied by the kitchen maids, Kitty is soon taken under Lady Arabella's wing and for the first time in her life Kitty dares to hope. But Lady 'Bella' has a secret and unable to live with her domineering husband she decides to leave, fighting for custody of their daughter, Leonie. Kitty will do anything for her mistress but her loyalty is severely tested as all their lives are thrown into turmoil and Kitty faces a life of poverty and hardship in the slums of the East End once more ...

The Singing Mermaid Book

The Singing Mermaid


  • Author : Julia Donaldson
  • Publisher : Macmillan Children's Books
  • Release Date : 2019-04-04
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 30
  • ISBN 10 : 1509894179

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The Singing Mermaid Excerpt :

Join the Singing Mermaid in a circus adventure as she attempts to escape back to her seaside home in this lyrical story. Now in a classic board book format with a fresh cover design.Tempted by the promise of fame and fortune, the Singing Mermaid joins a circus. The crowds love her, but the poor mermaid is kept in a tank by the wicked circus owner Sam Sly, and she soon longs to return to the freedom of her ocean home. The Singing Mermaid is a delightful tale from the stellar picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks, creators of What the Ladybird Heard. With brilliant rhyming verse, bright and distinctive illustrations and a gorgeously glittery cover, this story is loved by children and parents alike.

Closely Watched Films Book

Closely Watched Films


  • Author : Marilyn Fabe
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2014-10-14
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 9780520279971

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Closely Watched Films Excerpt :

"Through detailed examinations of passages from classic films, Marilyn Fabe supplies the analytic tools and background in film history and theory to enable us to see more in every film we watch"--Page [4] of cover.

The Zig Zag Girl Book
Score: 3.5
From 21 Ratings

The Zig Zag Girl


  • Author : Elly Griffiths
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2015-09-15
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780544527942

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The Zig Zag Girl Excerpt :

In the first in a compelling new series from Elly Griffiths, a band of magicians who served together in WWII track a killer who s performing deadly tricks"

Our Little Lies Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Our Little Lies


  • Author : Sue Watson
  • Publisher : Bookouture
  • Release Date : 2018-10-11
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 350
  • ISBN 10 : 9781786817495

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When Mermaids Sing Book
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

When Mermaids Sing


  • Author : Mark Zvonkovic
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release Date : 2009-09-18
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN 10 : 1440167176

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When Mermaids Sing Excerpt :

In the early 1970s, religious cults aggressively recruited baby boomers who were coming of age in a new era of experimentation and self-pursuit. Many parents, desperate when a child would disappear into a cult, resorted to hiring a "deprogrammer" who would, usually surreptitiously, "extract" the child from the cult and use deprogramming techniques to convince the child to return to the family. This practice was extremely controversial and often resulted in criminal and civil actions, as well as good newspaper copy. Larry Brown is a young, self-absorbed junior high school English teacher in Medford, Massachusetts with serious relationship problems. One weekend he meets Jenny, a young woman who is attempting to extract her brother from a cult that has an ashram on Cape Cod. Larry soon discovers that his cousin, Bradley, is a member of the same cult. With the help of Sam Henry, a feared deprogrammer also known as "Black Lightning," they kidnap Jenny's brother and Bradley from the ashram and Larry is forced to face the hard reality that his cousin is in a precarious emotional state. Larry's comfortable liberal principles are tested, and his cherished childhood memories are shattered by the ordeal.