Dead as Doornails

Dead as Doornails

Author: Anthony Cronin


ISBN: UOM:39015048593738

Category: Authors, Irish

Page: 212

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In this account of life in post-war literary Dublin, Anthony Cronin writes of the frustrations and pathologies of this generation: the excess of drink; the shortage of sex; the insecurity and begrudgery; the limitations of cultural life in mid-century Ireland, and the bittersweet pull of exile.

Fear and Loathing in Fitzrovia

Fear and Loathing in Fitzrovia

Author: Paul Willetts

Publisher: Dewi Lewis Publishing

ISBN: STANFORD:36105113040328

Category: Authors, English

Page: 420

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Born in London in 1912, the youngest child of a Cuban father and an Anglo-Indian mother, Julian Maclaren-Ross led a bizarre and chaotic life, living at one time or another as a vacuuum-cleaner salesman, an author, screenwriter, army deserter, alcoholic, drug-addict, stalker and Soho stalwart. Since his death, his place in literary history has been secured by the acclaimed posthumous publication of Memoirs of the Forties, and he has been memorialised as X. Trapnel in Anthony Powell's celebrated A Dance to the Music of Time. This is his first full and authorised biography.

Hijacking of the American Presidency

Hijacking of the American Presidency

Author: Assad R. Wright

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency

ISBN: 9781681818085



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In the stunning novel Hijacking of the American Presidency, a disaffected faction of a major evangelical religious group seeks to put its own man in the White House, allowing it the ability to launch a preemptive nuclear strike on nations believed to be the future enemy of America. To accomplish this, they are willing to assassinate political figures, including the sitting president. Disillusioned and fed up with what they consider the Twiddle-Dum, Twiddle-Dee syndrome of Washington politics, which has led to a never-ending dysfunctionality and the erosion of America’s ethical and moral foundation, this ultra-conservative splinter group has picked the perfect candidate for the White House. The group is prepared to subvert the Constitution of the United States and assassinate anyone in its way to achieve its divine mandate. In a plot that includes the manipulation of the nation’s leading scientists in nano-technology, the subversives plan to deliver time-delayed poisons to those in opposition. Faced with such an unprecedented threat, the religious unit of the Department of Homeland Security Anti-Terrorism Task Force has been called on to thwart the plot.

London Irish Fictions

London Irish Fictions

Author: Tony Murray

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 9781846318313

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

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Examines the specific role that the metropolis plays in literary portrayals of Irish migrant experience as an arena for the performance of Irishness, as a catalyst in the transformations of Irishness and as an intrinsic component of second generation Irish identities.

Dead As A Doornail

Dead As A Doornail

Author: Charlaine Harris

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780575094918

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 743

Sookie's got just a month, before the next full moon, to find out who wants her brother dead - and to stop the fiend! Sookie Stackhouse enjoys her life, mostly. She's a great cocktail waitress in a fun bar; she has a love life, albeit a bit complicated, and most people have come to terms with her telepathy. The problem is, Sookie wants a quiet life - but things just seem to happen to her and her friends. Now her brother Jason's eyes are starting to change: he's about to turn into a were-panther for the first time. She can deal with that, but her normal sisterly concern turns to cold fear when a sniper sets his deadly sights on the local changeling population. She afraid not just because Jason's at risk, but because his new were-brethren suspect Jason may be the shooter. Sookie has until the next full moon to find out who's behind the attacks - unless the killer decides to find her first. The Sookie Stackhouse books are delightful Southern Gothic supernatural mysteries, starring Sookie, the telepathic cocktail waitress, and a cast of increasingly colourful characters, including vampires, werewolves and things that really do go bump in the night.

Dead As A Doornail

Dead As A Doornail

Author: Patti Larsen

Publisher: Patti Larsen Books

ISBN: 9781989925232

Category: Fiction


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(Paranormal Cozy Murder Mystery featuring Witches and Dogs) Georgia Drake, Just Folks I unloaded my bags from the back of Olive’s light blue hatchback, waving at the happy pair as I headed down my walkway to the house, loaded with a rather embarrassingly impressive collection of acquisitions in shining plastic bags I’d make sure to reuse and or recycle as was the requirement of normal humans. It might have been apparent my present preoccupation with the sorting of such minor items indicated my current level of domesticity and acclimation to life without the typical magical disposal opportunities available to others like me. And while the ultimate fate of trash might have seemed a trivial topic, I found I was enjoying thoroughly such little shifts in thinking and that giant worries no longer were my own normal. Never in my life had I thought I, Georgia Eirene Drake, only daughter of the fabled Drake family whose bloodline of Gold Dragon Emissary was only two generations removed, would find herself delighting in tiny aspects of normalcy like sorting plastics and waste into their respective receptacles. Some might have seen it as the mighty fallen. I chose to find it satisfying. Georgia never intended to poke her nose into Sam Spencer’s personal affairs, even if the attraction is mutual despite his reluctance to admit it. She even accepts a date with someone else to prove it. But when she’s witness to the death of Sam’s old partner, she uncovers things from her handyman’s past he came home to Whitewitch Island to forget. Trouble is, he can no longer hide from the truth—a truth that makes him a prime suspect for murder. Welcome back to the Whitewitch Island Paranormal Cozies! KEYWORDS: paranormal cozy murder mystery book, paranormal cozy murder mystery series, paranormal cozy mystery book, paranormal cozy mystery series, paranormal cozy book, paranormal cozy series, cozy murder mystery book, cozy murder mystery series, cozy mystery book, cozy mystery series, cozy mystery, cozy mystery with dogs, dog cozy mystery book, dog cozy mystery series, cozy mystery with witches, witch cozy mystery, small town cozy mystery, cozy mystery mythology, greek mythology

Bloomsbury Dictionary of Idioms

Bloomsbury Dictionary of Idioms

Author: Gordon Jarvie

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408124925

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

View: 698

From credit crunch to golden parachute, barking up the wrong tree to storm in a tea cup in this book, Gordon Jarvie explains all you need to know about these and 3,000 other common English idioms. Packed with nuggets of fascinating information, the Bloomsbury Dictionary of Idioms traces the origins of these phrases, explains meanings and gives examples of up-to-date usage. Ideal for word buffs and English students alike, this book will help all users of English to mind their (linguistic) ps and qs.

The Wicked Wit of Ireland

The Wicked Wit of Ireland

Author: Myles Byrne

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books

ISBN: 9781789290332

Category: Humor


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'An Irishman will always soften bad news, so that a major coronary is no more than "a bad turn" and a near hurricane that leaves thousands homeless is "good drying weather".' Hugh Leonard The people of Ireland are renowned for their wit, and they have migrated from Ireland to most corners of the world, taking that famous sense of humour with them. Modern comedians and comic writers as varied as Dylan Moran, Sharon Horgan, Tommy Tiernan, Alison Spittle, Graham Linehan and Ed Byrne have their own distinctive ways of celebrating and mocking their origins while still occasionally acknowledging the traditional 'paddywackery' (meaning the rain-soaked, Guinness-sodden Oirish stereotype of old). The roots of Irish humour are much more complex: for centuries classic Irish writers have used black humour and sarcasm, ranging from the satires of Jonathan Swift, George Bernard Shaw and Oscar Wilde through to the hilarity of J.P. Donleavy and the sublime nonsense of Flann O'Brien and Spike Milligan ('Many people die of thirst but the Irish are born with one.') This collection combines a pinch of traditional Irish humour, from shamrocks to limericks, and blarney stones to drinking stories, mixed with distinctly modern one-liners, quips and quotes from the best of the current crop of humorists, along with sections on the Irish mammy, literary feuds and putdowns and epitaphs.

Death Of A Doornail

Death Of A Doornail

Author: Lee Mueller

Publisher: Lee Mueller


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 70

View: 609

Eccentric Millionaire, Albert Doornale has invited all of his close friends to his estate. Only problem is, Albert's not home. No one has seen him. Was Albert killed? Kidnapped? A murder investigation will begin, as soon as a body is found.

The Lord Is Risen He Is Risen Indeed! He Really Is

The Lord Is Risen He Is Risen Indeed! He Really Is

Author: Richard Sheffield

Publisher: CSS Publishing

ISBN: 9780788012495

Category: Eastertide

Page: 117

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Richard Sheffield's preaching is stimulating and unique. Whenever I am burdened or under pressure his pithy insights into the Gospel of our Lord refresh my spirit. They sometimes also sting my soul to pay attention to more significant things in life than preoccupying problems. He is also a courageous preacher when he says things we all think or doubt and dare not to express. He handles life's misgivings kindly and cleanly so that listening to him is a religious experience. This comes about because he came to the temple of religion through the corridors of commerce and knows the real world of his laymen. Under his gentle manner there is the fire of Peter, Thomas and St. Paul, all of whom also preached with integrity and conviction. Bryant Kirkland, Minister Emeritus Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church New York, New York At first glance the Easter title may seem out of place for a book half full of sermons for Lent. But Richard Sheffield argues and preaches that the sermon for Easter Day is really the sermon for every day in the life of a Christian. The Lord Is Risen is really the only sermon we have or need to have. How we live out our lives in response to that central fact of our faith fills the sermons in Lent, as well as Easter, with hope. Hope in the here-and-now as well as in the hereafter. Rev. Sheffield has little patience with those who would turn the good news about God into the bad news about us... and it shows. He writes: "Belief is more than just ascertaining the facts and figures of faith. Or figuring out the best way to keep God happy long enough to get into heaven. Belief is living life now certain of the love of God in Jesus Christ for you and me. Living life unafraid -- even of death itself." Richard L. Sheffield is senior pastor of Market Street Presbyterian Church, Lima, Ohio. He holds a Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary and an M.B.A. degree from the University of Chicago. He is a candidate for the Doctor of Ministry degree at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.