Something Nasty in the Woodshed

Something Nasty in the Woodshed

Something Nasty in the Woodshed - the third Charlie Mortdecai novel 'Splendidly enjoyable.

Author: Kyril Bonfiglioli

Publisher: Viking

ISBN: 024197027X

Category: Fiction

Page: 168

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Something Nasty in the Woodshed - the third Charlie Mortdecai novel 'Splendidly enjoyable. The jokes are excellent, but the most horrible things keep happening' Sunday Telegraph 'Spring was infesting the air in no uncertain fashion and I awoke, for once, with a feeling of well-being and an urge to go for long country walks.' Charlie Mortdecai - minor aristocrat and art-dealer banished from London for crimes against, well, art - has decamped to the tiny island of Jersey with his wife Johanna and manservant Jock. There, amidst tax dodgers and inbred natives, he had hoped to lie low, and sink lower. But when a friend's wife is attacked, Charlie is forced to turn sleuth to discover the perpetrator. As further attacks occur, of an increasingly Satanic nature, Charlie finds he is desperate to solve the crimes before things turn truly Hellish . . . 'You couldn't snuggle under the duvet with anything more disreputable and delightful' Stephen Fry 'A comic masterpiece . . . the Bonfiglioli revival will surly gather apace, for he is by far the best thing to have happened again in years' Spectator Kyril Bonfiglioli was born on the south coast of England in 1928 of an English mother and Italo-Slovene father. After studying at Oxford and five years in the army, he took up a career as an art dealer, like his eccentric creation Charlie Mortdecai. He lived in Oxford, Lancashire, Ireland and Jersey, where he died in 1985. He wrote four Charlie Mortdecai novels, and a fifth historical Mortdecai novel (about a distinguished ancestor).
Categories: Fiction

Something Nasty in the Woodshed

Something Nasty in the Woodshed

In the 'ads - wanted' section, no one said anything about murder.

Author: Anthony Gilbert

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781471909719

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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In the 'ads - wanted' section, no one said anything about murder... Classic crime from one of the greats of the Detection Club 'No author is more skilled at making a good story seem brilliant' Sunday Express Middle-aged spinsters of independent means shouldn't answer matrimonial adverts. Agatha Forbes realised this when she saw what her brand new husband kept in his woodshed and screamed in mortal terror. By then her husband's tender caresses had slowly turned into a stranglehold. But, unbeknown to her, the moment that a doctor would scrawl his signature on her death certificate was creeping nearer with each passing day.
Categories: Fiction

Something Nasty in the Woodshed A Charlie Mortdecai Mystery

Something Nasty in the Woodshed  A Charlie Mortdecai Mystery

Readers and critics alike are toasting the American appearance of Kyril Bonfiglioli’s wickedly funny cult mysteries, first published in the UK in the 1970s.

Author: Kyril Bonfiglioli

Publisher: The Overlook Press

ISBN: 9781468307887

Category: Fiction

Page: 198

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Readers and critics alike are toasting the American appearance of Kyril Bonfiglioli’s wickedly funny cult mysteries, first published in the UK in the 1970s. Featuring the Honorable Charlie Mortdecai—degenerate aristocrat, amoral art dealer, seasoned epicurean, unwilling assassin, and general knave-about-Piccadilly—Something Nasty In the Woodshed is, chronologically, the third in the Mortdecai trilogy, after Don't Point That Thing at Me and After You With the Pistol, although written second. The players are, once again, Charlie, Johanna, and Jock (the thuggish anti-Jeeves), and there is plenty of liquor, lasciviousness, and filthy lucre to keep the plot turning. As Stephen Fry put it, "You couldn't snuggle under the duvet with anything more disreputable and delightful."
Categories: Fiction

W H Auden

W H  Auden

... suggests, that Toller's suicide stemmed from something horrid the small child
he once was saw in the woodshed long ago. ... from the bedroom to which she
retired years ago because as a girl she saw 'something nasty in the woodshed'.

Author: Stan Smith

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780746307311

Category:

Page: 96

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One of the major poets of the twentieth century, with enormous influence on succeeding generation of poets, Auden's lifetime spanned two world wars and continued into the 1970s. In this accessible guide to Auden's life and work, Stan Smith offers readers the fruits of his extensive knowledge and advance research, informing his study with a wider understanding - not only of the literary, social and cultural climate in which Auden lived and wrote, but also of the literary tradition to which he so richly contributed. Enriched by an awareness of modern critical theoretical approaches, Smith's stimulating text offers the reader familiar with Auden no less than the newcomer to the poet fresh insights into Auden's significant both in his own time and today.
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Bartlett s Familiar Quotations

Bartlett s Familiar Quotations

Kenneth. Fearing. 1902–1961 Perfect people never understand much about
anything. The Big Clock [1946]. Stella. Gibbons. 1902–1989 Something nasty in
the woodshed. Cold Comfort Farm [1932], ch. 8 ...

Author: John Bartlett

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780316250184

Category: Reference

Page: 1504

View: 636

More than 150 years after its original publication, Bartlett's Familiar Quotations has been completely revised and updated for its eighteenth edition. Bartlett's showcases a sweeping survey of world history, from the times of ancient Egyptians to present day. New authors include Warren Buffett, the Dalai Lama, Bill Gates, David Foster Wallace, Emily Post, Steve Jobs, Jimi Hendrix, Paul Krugman, Hunter S. Thompson, Jon Stewart, Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, Barack Obama, Che Guevara, Randy Pausch, Desmond Tutu, Julia Child, Fran Leibowitz, Harper Lee, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Patti Smith, William F. Buckley, and Robert F. Kennedy. In the classic Bartlett's tradition, the book offers readers and scholars alike a vast, stunning representation of those words that have influenced and molded our language and culture.
Categories: Reference

New Scientist

New Scientist

... something nasty in the woodshed newscientist Vol 95 No 1313 8 July 1982
New Science. T$iit weefe: science's star rise* in France, p 77 El Chichon: 10
times as much debris as Mt St.

Author:

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ISBN:

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Page: 64

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New Scientist magazine was launched in 1956 "for all those men and women who are interested in scientific discovery, and in its industrial, commercial and social consequences". The brand's mission is no different today - for its consumers, New Scientist reports, explores and interprets the results of human endeavour set in the context of society and culture.
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Managing Information

Managing Information

Aunt Ada Doom in particular who ' saw something nasty in the woodshed ' shuts
herself in her room , but in fact manipulates the entire household to great
advantage , and her enjoyment of her activities is perhaps betrayed by her very
hearty ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015063398435

Category: Information resources management

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Categories: Information resources management

Artists in Crime

Artists in Crime

ANTHONY GHBEET Something Nasty in the Woodshed ANTHONY GILBERT
Collins Crime Club 1942 artist : Thompson Something Nasty in the | Woodshed
11A Anthony Gilbert ' s Something Nasty in the Woodshed has a black , blue and
 ...

Author: John Cooper

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105018248224

Category: Art

Page: 203

View: 692

"This beautiful book will prove irresistible to both serious collectors of detective fiction first editions as well as to lovers of the artwork of the 1920s, 30s and 40s. A nostalgic survey of the artwork of detective fiction dustwrappers, it features intriguing chapters such as 'Damsels in Distress', 'Murder on the Move' and 'Pastimes in Purgatory'." "Lavishly illustrated with a 12 page colour section and over 300 large black and white illustrations, this book provides a unique opportunity to see first edition dustwrappers rarely available to the public. The wrappers are fully described, dated with credit to the publisher and the artist, if known. A wide range of famous detective writers is represented along with their detectives. Included in this fascinating volume is a chapter devoted solely to the artists, a consideration of their styles, and references to further examples of their work."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Categories: Art

Mark My Words

Mark My Words

GILBERT , Sir Humphrey English navigator ( 1537 – 83 ) GIBBONS , Stella
English novelist ( 1902 – 89 ) 3 Something nasty in the woodshed . Cold Comfort
Farm ( 1933 ) , passim . Hence , the phrase for any unnamed unpleasantness .

Author: Nigel Rees

Publisher:

ISBN: 0760735328

Category: Quotations

Page: 640

View: 490

Categories: Quotations

The Mortdecai ABC

The Mortdecai ABC

He found it impossible to forgive himself , and Mortdecai , describing the
character of George in Something Nasty in the Woodshed , slips in a sharply
accurate piece of self - recognition : ' The inability to see any flaws in oneself is a
branch of ...

Author: Kyril Bonfiglioli

Publisher: Viking Canada

ISBN: UOM:39015055175809

Category: Art dealers

Page: 399

View: 571

The novels of Kyril Bonfiglioli have achieved something like cult status since they were first published in the seventies. Admired by writers as different as Stephen Fry and Julian Barnes, Susan Hill and Craig Brown, they portray an unsettling world where louche characters perform unspeakable deeds while maintaining a life of apparent ease and sophistication.
Categories: Art dealers

The Oxford Dictionary of Idioms

The Oxford Dictionary of Idioms

Author: Judith Siefring

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: UCSC:32106017725307

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 340

View: 360

The richness and diversity of the English language becomes apparent in an informative guide to sayings and phrases, complete with more than five thousand idioms, each entry supported by a wealth of quotations from varied sources, all in a newly designed format.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Bookman

The Bookman

In short , there is no grim , sad situa - mad since you saw something nasty in the
tion that does not dissolve before Flora ' s woodshed , years and years and years
ago . If any of them went away . . . you would get much bright commonsense like
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015030009479

Category: Book collecting

Page:

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Categories: Book collecting

Stone the Crows

Stone the Crows

Author: John Ayto

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: UCSC:32106019651105

Category: Reference

Page: 408

View: 805

Drawing on the unique resources of the Oxford English Dictionary and offering coverage of over 6,000 slang words and expressions from the Cockney 'abaht' to the American term 'zowie', Stone the Crows is the most lively and authoritative dictionary of slang from the 20th and 21st centuries.
Categories: Reference

PN Review

PN Review

PNREITEN and build a . . . nasty and , if any in the wooden the susp ; nostalgia
and then Ash ' s recold we knock , NOTES ... Ages , under the influence of
changes in the phonological grammar Is there really something nasty in the
woodshed ?

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106019425526

Category: English literature

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Categories: English literature

Something Happened Yesterday

Something Happened Yesterday

that I realised this might have had something to do with the sight of Eric , the
water buffalo , charging , stuffed , up the hall . Faced with the more ... He looks
outraged , as if he smells something nasty in the woodshed . And I can ' t get his ...

Author: Beryl Bainbridge

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN: UOM:39015009119150

Category: English newspapers

Page: 176

View: 580

A collection of observations and reminiscences collected from Beryl Bainbridge's weekly column in the London Evening Standard.
Categories: English newspapers

1936 the Sociology of Literature

1936  the Sociology of Literature

Beneath the comic battle there is an appeal to shared female experience : "
something nasty in the woodshed " , the problem that has no name . And
because of the direct address , which is not merely to Aunt Ada but to the reader ,
this is ...

Author: Francis Barker

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015006584299

Category: European literature

Page: 398

View: 159

Categories: European literature

Who Done It

Who Done It

Author: Ordean A. Hagen

Publisher: New York : Bowker

ISBN: UOM:39015078266585

Category: Detective and mystery stories

Page: 834

View: 422

Categories: Detective and mystery stories

The Listener

The Listener

Many readers , I go on being ready to die and save Something Nasty in the
Woodshed . tale of rape and witchery ; the expect , could not speak so confihim
from seeking new victims . magic that mattered , the first dently and are respectful
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105007794766

Category: Radio broadcasting

Page:

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Categories: Radio broadcasting

1936 the Sociology of Literature Practices of literature and politics

1936  the Sociology of Literature  Practices of literature and politics

Beneath the comic battle there is an appeal to shared female experience : "
Something nasty in the woodshed " , the problem that has no name . And
because of the direct address , which is not merely to Aunt Ada but to the reader ,
this is ...

Author: Francis Barker

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106018598604

Category: European literature

Page:

View: 808

Categories: European literature

The British Musical Theatre 1915 1984

The British Musical Theatre  1915 1984

Something Nasty in the Woodshed played a three weeks ' season and finished .
Passion Flower Hotel was a musical with rather more ambition . It was taken from
the successful novelette of sexual strivings in school uniform written by ...

Author: Kurt Gänzl

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015012799444

Category: Musical revue, comedy, etc

Page: 1258

View: 516

From the pre-Gilbert and Sullivan 1860s to the 1980s, this important reference surveys more than a century of British light musical theatre, including its writers and composers. Ganzl provides a wealth of information on the book, lyrics, and music of over 800 London musicals, including contemporary reviews, cast lists, performances, plus pertinent notes gleaned from a study of surviving scores and libretti. Volume 1 traces the development of the genre between 1865 and 1914, describing its roots in burlesque and opera-buffe, and discussing the comic opera tradition and the Gilbert and Sullivan partnership, the flowering of the so-called musical comedy under George Edwardes, and the important influence of the British musical theatre around the world, particularly in America. Volume 2 covers, among other topics, the reciprocal influences on the British musical theatre of the American style, the advent of the dance-and-laughter musicals of the 1930s, the rock operas of the 1970s, and the subsequent development of the modern British musical in its second period of international prominence, highlighted by such hits as Evita and Cats."
Categories: Musical revue, comedy, etc