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A compelling, and important social and literary document about ten British writers of note:- Brian Aldiss- Paul Bailey- John Berger- Malcolm Bradbury- Dick Davis- John Fowles- Barry Hines,- Donall Mac Amhlaigh- Roger McGough- Peter VansittartWhy do authors write? What fuels their passion to create? And how do background, childhood, and early experiences shape the way they see the world?Reading this book is like spending time in the company of these authors, and each section is like being included in an intimate conversation with a friend. We discover the compulsion and preoccupation behind their work, the methods they use, and the books that have influenced them. With an uncommon and sensitive interviewing technique, Nigel Gray has revealed the working lives of these novelists and poets with a warm intimacy and unpretentious honesty that is engaging, informative, and illuminating. 'Writers Talking' is an indispensable read for anyone interested in books, writers, or writing.
Comic retelling of the classic story. Hercules is the best at everything. He's the best at fighting, the best at running and the best at being good-looking. King Eury is jealous. He wants to get rid of Herc. So he sends him on a series of deadly missions. Will Herc be the best at surviving?
An original and unique literary tour-de-force, HIS STORY - A Novel Memoir - The Life and Times of Dick O'Toole, is a blend of memoir, faction, fiction, and radical social and political history that is funny, tragic, playful, iconoclastic, and satirical. The revelations are profound, the humour is black, and the style is a breeze. Dick O'Toole is a rogue floundering on the assault course of life. His attempts at making the world a better place and his 'doggedness' in defending the underdog invariably lead to anguish and failure, but our protagonist comes up smelling of roses. Readers are advised to fasten their seat belts: they're in for a wild ride.
Where is everybody? It's time to play. Lift the flaps to find the family in some very surprising places! Sunday morning. No school today. But where is everybody? Still in bed - and not the beds you might expect! The cat and kittens are in the laundry basket. The dog and puppies are in the cat's bed. And in the dog's bed? Baby brothers! There's only one bed where the right people are to be found - Mum and Dad's. So, come on everybody, that's where all the family's going to play!