The Book of Forgotten Authors

Author: Christopher Fowler

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1786484919

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 400

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'JOYOUS . . . READERS WILL LOVE THIS FASCINATING BOOK' CATHY RENTZENBRINK 'A GODSEND WITH THE PRESENT SEASON APPROACHING' IRISH INDEPENDENT 'THE PERFECT GIFT FOR A BOOK-OBSESSED FRIEND' STYLIST, 50 UNMISSABLE BOOKS FOR AUTUMN 2017 'EXCELLENT . . . SHOULD BE READ BY ANYONE WHO LOVES BOOKS' EVENING STANDARD Absence doesn't make the heart grow fonder. It makes people think you're dead. So begins Christopher Fowler's foray into the back catalogues and backstories of 99 authors who, once hugely popular, have all but disappeared from our shelves. Whether male or female, domestic or international, flash-in-the-pan or prolific, mega-seller or prize-winner - no author, it seems, can ever be fully immune from the fate of being forgotten. And Fowler, as well as remembering their careers, lifts the lid on their lives, and why they often stopped writing or disappeared from the public eye. These 99 journeys are punctuated by 12 short essays about faded once-favourites: including the now-vanished novels Walt Disney brought to the screen, the contemporary rivals of Sherlock Holmes and Agatha Christie who did not stand the test of time, and the women who introduced us to psychological suspense many decades before it conquered the world. This is a book about books and their authors. It is for book lovers, and is written by one who could not be a more enthusiastic, enlightening and entertaining guide. 'A BIBLIOPHILE'S DREAM' FINANCIAL TIMES 'WILL HAVE READERS SCURRYING INTO SECONDHAND BOOKSHOPS' GUARDIAN
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Scottish Forgotten Authors

Marriage, Gillespie, Ringan Gilhaize

Author: Susan Ferrier,John MacDougall Hay,John Galt

Publisher: Palimpsest Book Production Limited

ISBN: 1910486000

Category: Fiction

Page: 1439

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A Scottish lost treasures collection of three classic Scottish historical novels, each offering a superbly plotted and descriptive narrative. Bundled by subject matter rather than author, the books complement each other to create a compelling trilogy. "Palimpsest's eClassics series, Scottish Lost Treasures, shows us how much poorer Britain's cultural heritage would be without Scottish writers ... The best example I've seen of how curation and presentation can bring old books to new audiences" - The Observer C "This strikes me as a fantastic venture, and one I hope will expand further" - Professor Willy Maley, University of Glasgow, Scotland on Sunday
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Ink Trails II

Michigan's Famous and Forgotten Authors

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781611862072

Category:

Page: N.A

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Silent Voices

Forgotten Novels by Victorian Women Writers

Author: Brenda Ayres

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313324628

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

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Some of the greatest English novels were written during the Victorian era, and many are still widely read and taught today. But many others written during that period have been neglected by scholars and modern readers alike. With the increasing interest in revising Victorian history and gender scholarship, especially through the rediscovery of lost texts written by women, this book is a timely and much needed study. The expert contributors discuss novels by such Victorian women writers as Grace Aguilar, Catherine Crowe, Charlotte Elizabeth Tonna, Annie E. Holdsworth, Ella Hepworth Dixon, Flora Annie Steel, Anne Thackeray, Sarah Grand, Marie Corelli, and others. These novels reveal perspectives of 19th-century British culture not present in canonized works and therefore revise our understanding of Victorian life and attitudes.
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The Water Room

(Bryant & May Book 2)

Author: Christopher Fowler

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407083627

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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Originally built to house the workers of Victorian London, Balaklava Street is now an oasis in the heart of Kentish Town and ripe for gentrification. But then the body of an elderly woman is found at Number 5. Her death would appear to have been peaceful but for the fact that her throat is full of river water. It falls to the Met's Peculiar Crimes Unit, led by London's longest-serving detectives, Arthur Bryant and John May, to search for something resembling a logical solution. Their initial investigations draw a blank and Bryant's attention is diverted into strange and arcane new territory, while May finds himself in hot water when he attempts to save the reputation of an academic whose knowledge of the city's forgotten underground rivers looks set to ruin his career. In the meantime, the new owner of Number 5 is increasingly unsettled by the damp in the basement of her home, the particularly resilient spiders and the ghostly sound of rushing water . . . Pooling their information to investigate hitherto undiscovered secrets of the city, Bryant and May make some sinister connections and realize that, in a London filled with the rich, the poor and the dispossessed, there's still something a desperate individual is willing to kill for - and kill again to protect. With the PCU facing an uncertain future, the death toll mounts and two of British fiction's most enigmatic detectives must face madness, greed and revenge, armed only with their wits, their own idiosyncratic practices and a plentiful supply of boiled sweets, in a wickedly sinuous mystery that goes to the heart of every London home.
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Spanky

Author: Christopher Fowler

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473540062

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Martyn Ross had a miserable life until he met Spanky, a tuxedoed chamer who's diabolically handsome, successful and ruthless. He's willing to share his wild world of wine, women and wealth - but at a price. And it has nothing to do with Martyn surrendering his soul. Quite the reverse...
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Disturbia

Author: Christopher Fowler

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473540208

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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After this city hits midnight, everyone becomes equal. That's when anything can happen. It's 2 am and Vincent Reynolds is running for his life through the stormswept London streets. He's discovered a secret and wants to tell the world - if he can stay alive until dawn. His adversary - an English gentleman obsessed with puzzles, playing his deadliest game. His allies - a motley crew of insomniacs, misfits and street people. His only hope - to discover the solutions to ten lethal challenges that will lead him, from dusk till daybreak, through the nightlife of a secret city hidden even to its inhabitants.
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The Mammoth Book of Nightmare Stories

Twisted Tales Not to Be Read at Night!

Author: Stephen Jones

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1510736468

Category: Fiction

Page: 456

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Winner of the British Fantasy Award Sixteen rare terror tales not to be read at night! To sleep, perchance to dream . . . of horrors! Here are some of the stories that gave their own authors nightmares—things that go bump at night, hauntings that lurk in the back of the mind, skin-crawling moments between the realms of wakefulness and sleep. In this somnambulistic collection, award-winning editor Stephen Jones asks many of the biggest names in horror fiction to choose their own favorite stories and novellas which, for one reason or another, have been unjustly overlooked or ignored. From Hugh B. Cave’s 1930s “shudder pulp” tale to Ramsey Campbell’s stunning novella of barely concealed hysteria and grim black humor, these are the “forgotten” stories ripe for rediscovery, by such acclaimed authors as Poppy Z. Brite, Basil Copper, Harlan Ellison®, Neil Gaiman, Caítlin R. Kiernan, Joe R. Lansdale, Tim Lebbon, Tanith Lee, and Michael Marshall Smith. Be warned: do not try to read this book at night, because these superior horror stories—both supernatural and psychological—will leave a lasting chill down your spine long after you have put it down, shut off the lights, and ducked under the covers. As you try to get off to sleep, who knows what dreams may come . . .?
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Psychoville

Author: Christopher Fowler

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473540216

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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The cruel and heartless hand of the urban planner forced fourteen-year-old Billy March and his family to leave their home in the city and settle in the suburban new town of Invicta Cross. Initial prospects for a fresh start soon dashed, Billy watched as his family was destroyed by petty-minded and hostile neighbours. Though he managed to befriend a young girl as damaged as himself, he experienced pain that changed his life forever. Ten years later, as Invicta Cross is voted Britain's Favourite New Town, a smart young married couple move into the area. Glamorous and wealthy, they're instantly popular with the neighbours. Then the vicious pranks begin... As one neighbour after another goes missing, no one suspects that the perfect couple in Balmoral Close might know something more than they're telling. Then a suspicious reporter sets out to discover the truth. Psychoville is a suburban nightmare that delves behind the net curtains to reveal the truth about housewives, bloodstains and the damage you can inflict with a Morphy Richards iron.
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The Vintage Book of American Women Writers

Author: Elaine Showalter

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307744965

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 848

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For centuries women have been marginalized and overlooked in American literary history. That injustice is corrected in this entertaining and provocative collection of 350 years of poetry and fiction by American women. From Puritan poet Anne Bradstreet to Margaret Fuller to Harriet Beecher Stowe, readers will encounter scores of lesser-known and forgotten writers who fully deserve to be rediscovered and enjoyed by new generations. Our famous women writers, including contemporary stars like Annie Proux and Jhumpa Lahiri, are showcased in their full literary context, offering an epic overview of the canon in one monumental, dazzling volume. This landmark anthology features the best work of our best American women, and was inspired and informed by the author's groundbreaking history celebrating women writers, A Jury of Her Peers.
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