The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair

A Novel
Author: Joel Dicker
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698171128
Category: Fiction
Page: 656
View: 6330
Instant New York Times Bestseller “Unimpeachably terrific.” —The New York Times Book Review One of CBS This Morning’s 6 “Must-Have Titles for Your Summer Reading List” The publishing phenomenon topping bestseller lists around the world, with sales of more than two million copies in Europe and rights sold in more than forty countries, The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair is a fast-paced, tightly plotted, cinematic literary thriller, and an ingenious book within a book, by a dazzling young writer. August 30, 1975: the day fifteen-year-old Nola Kellergan is glimpsed fleeing through the woods, never to be heard from again; the day Somerset, New Hampshire, lost its innocence. Thirty-three years later, Marcus Goldman, a successful young novelist, visits Somerset to see his mentor, Harry Quebert, one of the country’s most respected writers, and to find a cure for his writer’s block as his publisher’s deadline looms. But Marcus’s plans are violently upended when Harry is suddenly and sensationally implicated in the cold-case murder of Nola Kellergan—whom, he admits, he had an affair with. As the national media convicts Harry, Marcus launches his own investigation, following a trail of clues through his mentor’s books, the backwoods and isolated beaches of New Hampshire, and the hidden history of Somerset’s citizens and the man they hold most dear. To save Harry, his own writing career, and eventually even himself, Marcus must answer three questions, all of which are mysteriously connected: Who killed Nola Kellergan? What happened one misty morning in Somerset in the summer of 1975? And how do you write a book to save someone’s life? From the Trade Paperback edition.


Author: Sefton Samuels
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1409033856
Category: Photography
Page: 224
View: 1413
The word 'northern' conjures plenty of stereotypical images; men in flat caps, cobbled streets, pies and rain. But beyond the clichés lies a region rich in its diversity, devilish in its humour and fertile in its culture, and it is these characteristics that iconic photographer Sefton Samuels has captured faithfully over four decades, and are compiled here in Northerners. Described by the Guardian as 'the photographic equivalent of Ken Loach', Samuels shot legendary figures of northern life, from Alan Bennett to Morrissey, LS Lowry to George Best and Sir Ben Kingsley, but most famously and vividly he captured the realities of everyday life across the north. With snatched shots of children cheekily mugging to his camera, pictures of the more grandiose members of society at the local hunt, photos of the bleaker side of life with the riots in Moss Side, and snaps of the young and fashionable posing as they hang around with nothing to do, Northerners reveals a photographer at one with his subject; and a region whose open character was meant to be captured through a lens.

The Tiger in the Smoke

Art and Culture in Post-War Britain
Author: Lynda Nead
Publisher: Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art
ISBN: 9780300214604
Category: Art and society
Page: 416
View: 6004
Taking an interdisciplinary approach that looks at film, television, and commercial advertisements as well as more traditional media such as painting, The Tiger in the Smoke provides an unprecedented analysis of the art and culture of post-war Britain. Art historian Lynda Nead presents fascinating insights into how the Great Fogs of the 1950s influenced the newfound fashion for atmospheric cinematic effects. She also discusses how the widespread use of color in advertisements was part of an increased ideological awareness of racial differences. Tracing the parallel ways that different media developed new methods of creating images that variously harkened back to Victorian ideals, agitated for modern innovations, or redefined domesticity, this book's broad purview gives a complete picture of how the visual culture of post-war Britain expressed the concerns of a society that was struggling to forge a new identity.

John Chillingworth, Picture Post Photographer

Author: N.A
Publisher: Dewi Lewis Pub
ISBN: 9781907893438
Category: Photography
Page: 96
View: 5205
Picture Post, the UK’s best known illustrated magazine was launched 75 years ago in October 1938 and ran for almost twenty years. It was massively popular and at its peak had a circulation of just under two million copies. At the age of 22, John Chillingworth was the youngest member of the ‘star’ team of photographic journalists on the magazine. Although John Chillingworth’s images are still reproduced in publications around the world, this is his first monograph and features a wide range of photographs, primarily taken during his Picture Post years.

Jane Bown

A Lifetime of Looking
Author: Jane Bown,Dodd, Luke
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781783350858
Page: 288
View: 7785
This is the definitive monograph of the legendary British photographer Jane Bown.

The North

Author: John Bulmer
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781908457080
Category: City and town life
Page: 224
View: 3529

The Illuminations

A Novel
Author: Andrew O'Hagan
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 0374712735
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
View: 4569
Longlisted for the 2015 Man Booker Prize The Illuminations, the fifth novel from Andrew O'Hagan, a writer "of astonishingly assured gifts" (The New York Times Book Review), is a work of deeply charged beauty--and one that demonstrates, with poignancy and power, that no matter how we look at it, there is no such thing as an ordinary life. Anne Quirk's life is built on stories--the lies she was told by the man she loved and the fictions she told herself to survive. Nobody remembers Anne now, but in her youth she was an artistic pioneer, a creator of groundbreaking documentary photographs. Her beloved grandson Luke, a captain with the Royal West Fusiliers in the British army, has inherited her habit of transforming reality. When his mission in Afghanistan goes horribly wrong, he returns to Scotland, where the secrets that have shaped his family begin to emerge. He and Anne set out to confront a mystery from her past among the Blackpool Illuminations--the dazzling lights that brighten the seaside town as the season turns to winter.

The Power and the Story

The Global Battle for News and Information
Author: John Lloyd
Publisher: Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1782393617
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 480
View: 1362
In this sweeping global survey, one of Britain's most distinguished journalists and media commentators analyses for the first time the state of journalism worldwide as it enters the post-truth age. In this sweeping global survey, one of Britain's most distinguished journalists and media commentators analyses for the first time the state of journalism worldwide as it enters the post-truth age. From the decline of the newspaper in the West and the simultaneous threats posed by fake news and President Trump, to the part that Facebook and Twitter played in the Arab revolts and the radical openness stimulated by WikiLeaks, and from the vast political power of Rupert Murdoch's News International and the merger of television and politics in Italy, to the booming, raucous and sometimes corrupt Indian media and the growing self-confidence of African journalism, John Lloyd examines the technological shifts, the political changes and the market transformations through which journalism is currently passing. The Power and the Story offers a fascinating insight into a trade that has claimed the right to hold power to account and the duty to make the significant interesting - while making both the first draft of history, and a profit. 'lloyd has a vivid reporting style and his many succinct interviews with victims or justifiers of Putin, or Egyptian of Indian style journalism, make his book a page-turner for those interested in question of who decides and writers the news we are permitted to read.... His masterly book is a lament not an obituary.' - Santigo Gamboa, Tribune

The Politics of Making

Author: Mark Swenarton,Igea Troiani,Helena Webster
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134709382
Category: Architecture
Page: 290
View: 413
A unique collection of contemporary writings, this book explores the politics involved in the making and experiencing of architecture and cities from a cross-cultural and global perspective Taking a broad view of the word ‘politics’, the essays address a range of questions, including: What is the relationship between politics and the making of space? What role has theory played in reinforcing or resisting political power? What are the political difficulties associated with working relationships? Do the products of our making construct our identity or liberate us? A timely volume, focusing on an interdisciplinary debate on the politics of making, this is valuable reading for all students, professionals and academics interested or working in architectural theory.

Till We Meet Again

Gunner Bert Martin, 1941-1945
Author: Hazel Spencer
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781544048703
Page: 154
View: 7692
In "Till We Meet Again" Bert Martin, Gunner 943454, 67th Medium Regiment, Royal Artillery, tells his story from his departure from England in 1941 on the troop ship, the Rangitiki, to his return to his wife in the village of Claydon, Suffolk in 1945. Bert was captured at Tobruk. He managed to acquire notebooks to start writing his diaries, using "camp money" allocated to the PoWs. He then documented life in PoW camps in North Africa, Italy and Germany, and the horror of Dresden after the firebombing. This is the true, unheroic, but moving story of a PoW and his comrades in the Second World War. The diaries present an insight into life in a PoW camp, the fears, the boredom, the hunger and the comradeship. Bert and his comrades were moved from camp to camp as the Nazis retreated. They finally gained their freedom outside Dresden as the war neared its end, and made their way through the chaos of a disintegrating Germany to the Allied lines. Now, more than 70 years after Bert wrote his diaries, their publication enables this story of an ordinary soldier living through extraordinary times to be told.

Before the Windrush

Race Relations in 20th-Century Liverpool
Author: John Belchem
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 1846319676
Category: History
Page: 298
View: 5806
'Before the Windrush' is a fascinating study that enriches our understanding of how the empire 'came home'. By drawing attention to Liverpool's mixed population in the first half of the 20th century and its approach to race relations, it provides historical context and perspective to debates about Britain's experience of empire in the 20th century.

Laurel and Hardy

The Magic Behind the Movies
Author: Randy Skretvedt
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781937878047
Page: 632
View: 8070
The Ultimate Edition of the premier behind-the-scenes look at the world's favorite comedy team, this completely revised, greatly expanded Limited Collectors Edition recounts the making of all of Stan and Ollie's classic movies.

Roots & Culture

Cultural Politics in the Making of Black Britain
Author: Eddie Chambers
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 1786720744
Category: Art
Page: 304
View: 5667
How did a distinct and powerful Black British identity emerge? In the 1950s, when many Caribbean migrants came to Britain, there was no such recognised entity as “Black Britain.” Yet by the 1980s, the cultural landscape had radically changed, and a remarkable array of creative practices such as theatre, poetry, literature,South Sudan in War and Peace music and the visual arts gave voice to striking new articulations of Black-British identity.

The Littlehampton Libels

A Miscarriage of Justice and a Mystery about Words in 1920s England
Author: Christopher Hilliard
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0192520253
Category: History
Page: 256
View: 3874
The Littlehampton Libels tells the story of a poison-pen mystery that led to a miscarriage of justice in the years following the First World War. There would be four criminal trials before the real culprit was finally punished, with the case challenging the police and the prosecuting lawyers as much any capital crime. When a leading Metropolitan Police detective was tasked with solving the case, he questioned the residents of the seaside town of Littlehampton about their neighbours' vocabularies, how often they wrote letters, what their handwriting was like, whether they swore — and how they swore, for the letters at the heart of the case were often bizarre in their abuse. The archive that the investigation produced shows in extraordinary detail how ordinary people could use the English language in inventive and surprising ways at a time when universal literacy was still a novelty. Their personal lives, too, had surprises. The detective's inquiries and the courtroom dramas laid bare their secrets and the intimate details of neighbourhood and family life. Drawing on these records, The Littlehampton Libels traces the tangles of devotion and resentment, desire and manipulation, in a working-class community. We are used to emotional complexity in books about the privileged, but history is seldom able to recover the inner lives of ordinary people in this way.

A Social History of England 1851-1990

Author: Francois Bedarida
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136097244
Category: History
Page: 404
View: 4381
In this, the second edition of A Social History of England, Francois Bédarida has added a new final chapter on the last fifteen years. The book now traces the evolution of English society from the height of the British Empire to the dawn of the single European market. Making full use of the Annales school of French historiography, Bédarida takes his inquiry beyond conventional views to penetrate the attitudes, behaviour and psychology of the British people.

The Girl in the Spotty Dress

Memories from the 1950s, and the Photo That Changed My Life
Author: Pat Stewart,Ve'Ronica Clark
Publisher: John Blake
ISBN: 9781784189969
Page: 288
View: 8197
When Pat Stewart posed on the railings of Blackpool promenade on a blustery day, little did she know the resulting photograph would become an iconic image of the 20th century. It was also one that would follow her throughout her 56 years in show business. Pat was born to dance. From pulling on a pair of ballet shoes at three, she became a prestigious Tiller Girl at 17, and high-kicked her way from Blackpool Pier to the best (and worst) clubs in the West End. After her mother picked peas in a field to put her only daughter on the stage, Pat went on to perform with and befriend some of the greatest stars of our time, including Laurel and Hardy, The Beverley Sisters, Morecambe and Wise, and many others. Finally retiring from performing herself, she went on to become a showbiz agent, in the process meeting the notorious Kray twins. This is the memoir of a lady who has led an extraordinary life. From being stranded in Africa and dancing for her supper, to suffering from stage fright live on the Benny Hill TV show Pat has seen it all. Her remarkable story gives a unique insight into what happened behind the scenes when the final curtain fell."

Cheek by Jowl

A History of Neighbours
Author: Emily Cockayne
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1847921345
Category: Neghborhoods
Page: 273
View: 5499
* Almost everyone has a neighbour. Neighbours can enrich or ruin our lives. They fascinate and worry us equally. Soap operas watched by millions play with every lurid permutation of relationship in fictional neighbourhoods. One is even called Neighbours. * Petty disputes over gigantic Leylandii and noise nuisance turn nasty and fill newspaper columns. These stories have a rich history; as long as men have lived in shelters, they have had neighbours. * Cheek by Jowl deploys rich historical evidence to show how neighbour relations have changed over time. It maps the complex threads of association between neighbours u on emotional, sexual, social, practical and economic levels. * As people lived more densely together, and lifestyles diversified, the potential for neighbour nuisance and jealousy grew. In counterpoint to this, where communities of people emerged who shared an employer or an economic predicament, solidarity and mutual supportiveness could mitigate the hardships of life.

A Sport and a Pastime

Author: James Salter
Publisher: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: 180
View: 513
"A Sport and a Pastime is as nearly perfect as any American fiction I know," Reynolds Price wrote of James Salter's 1967 novel that tells of the mismatched love affair between Phillip Dean, a Yale dropout adrift in Europe, and Anne-Marie Costallat, a young French shopgirl. An erotic tour de force, licentious yet pure, it is also a hymn to provincial France and has been admired and quoted from since its first publication. Its stunning knowledge and insight have the power to change lives. It brings a kind of splendor to the life that refuses to bow to conven- tion or mores, and, like Cavafy's poems, evokes the illicit in a way that endows it with an astonishing beauty. Brilliantly written and overwhelming in its effect, it remains a triumph on every level.

The Streets of Liverpool

Volume 2
Author: Colin Wilkinson
Publisher: Bluecoat Press
ISBN: 9781908457127
Category: Liverpool (England)
Page: 159
View: 9218