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Author : Neal Stephenson
ISBN : 9781446440520
Genre : Fiction
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A gripping and page-turning thriller that explores themes of power, information, secrecy and war in the twentieth century. From the author of the three-volume historical epic 'The Baroque Cycle' and Seveneves. Neal Stephenson hacks into the secret histories of nations and the private obsessions of men, decrypting with dazzling virtuosity the forces that have shaped the past century. He weaves together the cracking of the Axis codes during WWII and the quest to establish a free South East Asian 'data haven' for digital information in the present.

The Girl Before

Author : Rena Olsen
ISBN : 9781101982358
Genre : Fiction
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In this powerful psychological suspense debut, when a woman s life is shattered, she is faced with a devastating question: What if everything she thought was normal and good and true . . . wasn t? Clara Lawson is torn from her life in an instant. Without warning, her home is invaded by armed men, and she finds herself separated from her beloved husband and daughters. The last thing her husband yells to her is to "say nothing." In chapters that alternate between past and present, the novel slowly unpeels the layers of Clara s fractured life. We see her growing up, raised with her sisters by the stern Mama and Papa G, becoming a poised and educated young woman, falling desperately in love with the forbidden son of her adoptive parents. We see her now, sequestered in an institution, questioned by men and women who call her a different name Diana and who accuse her husband of unspeakable crimes. As recollections of her past collide with new revelations, Clara must question everything she thought she knew, to come to terms with the truth of her history and to summon the strength to navigate her future."

Finnegans Wake

Author : James Joyce
ISBN : 9780241246542
Genre : Fiction
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A daring work of experimental, Modernist genius, James Joyce's Finnegans Wake is one of the greatest literary achievements of the twentieth century, and the crowning glory of Joyce's life. The Penguin Modern Classics edition of includes an introduction by Seamus Deane 'riverrun, past Eve and Adam's, from swerve of shore to bend of bay, brings us by a commodius vicus of recirculation back to Howth Castle and Environs' Joyce's final work, Finnegan's Wake is his masterpiece of the night as Ulysses is of the day. Supreme linguistic virtuosity conjures up the dark underground worlds of sexuality and dream. Joyce undermines traditional storytelling and all official forms of English and confronts the different kinds of betrayal - cultural, political and sexual - that he saw at the heart of Irish history. Dazzlingly inventive, with passages of great lyrical beauty and humour, Finnegans Wake remains one of the most remarkable works of the twentieth century. James Joyce (1882-1941), the eldest of ten children, was born in Dublin, but exiled himself to Paris at twenty as a rebellion against his upbringing. He only returned to Ireland briefly from the continent but Dublin was at heart of his greatest works, Ulysses and Finnegans Wake. He lived in poverty until the last ten years of his life and was plagued by near blindness and the grief of his daughter's mental illness. If you enjoyed Finnegans Wake, you might like Virginia Woolf's The Waves, also available in Penguin Classics. 'An extraordinary performance, a transcription into a miniaturized form of the whole western literary tradition' Seamus Deane

Food And Wine Festivals And Events Around The World

Author : Colin Michael Hall
ISBN : 9780750683807
Genre : Business & Economics
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There is a rapidly increasing number of food and wine festivals taking place around the world and many new festivals and events are now being developed as a deliberate part of a regional or national tourism strategy. It is now recognised that food and wine festivals and events can play a significant role in rural and urban development and regeneration and the impacts of these events can be far ranging at a social, political, economic and environmental level. Food and Wine Festivals and Events Around the World: development, management and markets is a pioneering text that recognises the importance of this area of the tourism industry. It brings together an international contributor team of experts and uses leading research to examine the specialist nature of the food and wine festival/event and the linkages that exist between food, festivity and place. Divided into three parts, the book looks at Food Festivals, Wine /Drink Festivals and Farmers Markets. Each section has an introductory chapter which will set the context and provide an overview of current activity in that particular area. * Uses international case studies to illustrate best practise and contextualise theory. For example, Ramadan festivals in Malaysia, food and drink festivals in Japan, festival based culinary tourism in the US, the Valley wine festival in Western Australia, farmers markets in the UK and many more. * Contains results of ?cutting edge? research carried out at specific food and wine events and festivals, which illustrate best practise and demonstrate the diversity of research methods and events * Suitable for those studying in the fields of tourism, event management, gastronomy/culinary arts, food marketing, rural development, heritage tourism special interest tourism and cultural studies * The first book specifically devoted to the subject of food and wine related events and festivals - one of the fastest growing niches in the tourism and event industries * International case studies from Australia, UK, Malaysia, New Zealand and USA amongst others, reveal the back-stage reality of the food and tourism experience * Contains cutting edge research illustrating best practise, with international contributions from leading names in academia and industry

Action Chicks

Author : Sherrie A. Inness
ISBN : 1403963967
Genre : Performing Arts
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Xena, Buffy, Lara Croft. WWF, The Sopranos, Witchblade, La Femme Nikita. The women of pop culture are center stage and as tough as ever. Action Chicks is a groundbreaking collection highlighting the heroines we've grown to worship. What can they tell us about women in 2003? What can they tell us about how popular culture depicts women? Do the characters escape traditional gender role expectations? Or do they adhere to sexual, racial, ethnic, and class stereotypes? The essays in Action Chicks provide fans with a new look at their favorite icons and their relationship to the popular media machine. A fascinating collection that's bound to stir up some excitement. --Publisher.

Writing Feature Articles

Author : Brendan Hennessy
ISBN : 9780240516912
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Hennessy's classic text tells you everything you need to know about writing successful features. You will learn how to formulate and develop ideas and how to shape them to fit different markets. Now in its fourth edition, Writing Feature Articles has been fully revised and updated to take into account the changing requirements of journalism and media courses. You will also discover how to exploit new technology for both researching and writing online. Learn step-by-step how to plan, research and write articles for a wide variety of 'popular', 'quality' and specialist publications. Discover more and make the advice stick by completing the tasks and reading the keen analysis of extracts from the best of today's writing. Packed with inspirational advice in a friendly, highly readable style, this guide is a must-have for practising and aspiring journalists and writers. * Write effective articles for a variety of media using this bestselling guide * Gain practical and in-depth guidance to successful writing and publishing * Update your skills with new sections on writing for online publications and computer-aided research

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