The Burning Air

Author: Erin Kelly

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444728334

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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'A gripping tale of secrets, revenge and obsession, masterfully done.' Guardian 'I really loved it - couldn't put it down!' Sophie Hannah 'Everything you want from a psychological thriller' Good Housekeeping Gripping and chilling, with a killer twist, THE BURNING AIR proves that Erin Kelly is one of Britain's best suspense writers. Of course it was love for my children, love for my son, that caused me to act as I did. It was a lapse of judgement. If I could have foreseen the rippling aftershocks that followed I would have acted differently, but by the time I realised the extent of the consequences, it was too late. The MacBrides have always gone to Far Barn in Devon for Bonfire Night, but this year everything is different. Lydia, the matriarch, is dead; Sophie, the eldest daughter, is desperately trying to repair a crumbling marriage; and Felix, the youngest of the family, has brought a girlfriend with him for the first time. The girl, Kerry, seems odd in a way nobody can quite put their finger on - but when they leave her looking after Sophie's baby daughter, and return to find both Kerry and the baby gone, they are forced to ask themselves if they have allowed a cuckoo into their nest . . . See what readers are saying about this brilliant book 'A firecracker of a book' Amazon reviewer 'The book was well written, well plotted and utterly absorbing. Highly recommend!' Goodreads reviewer 'This was a riveting read.' Amazon reviewer 'This was the first novel of Erin Kelly's that I have read and all I can say is that I am stunned at her brilliance' Goodreads reviewer 'Tautly plotted, well written and as ever, killer twists throughout. Highly recommend.' Amazon reviewer STONE MOTHERS, the new novel by Erin Kelly, is available to buy now!

Empathy in Contemporary Poetry after Crisis

Author: Anna Veprinska

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 3030343200

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 203

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This book examines the representation of empathy in contemporary poetry after crisis, specifically poetry after the Holocaust, the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, and Hurricane Katrina. The text argues that, recognizing both the possibilities and dangers of empathy, the poems under consideration variously invite and refuse empathy, thus displaying what Anna Veprinska terms empathetic dissonance. Veprinska proposes that empathetic dissonance reflects the texts’ struggle with the question of the value and possibility of empathy in the face of the crises to which these texts respond. Examining poems from Charlotte Delbo, Dionne Brand, Niyi Osundare, Charles Reznikoff, Robert Fitterman, Wisława Szymborska, Cynthia Hogue, Claudia Rankine, Paul Celan, Dan Pagis, Lucille Clifton, and Katie Ford, among others, Veprinska considers empathetic dissonance through language, witnessing, and theology. Merging comparative close readings with interdisciplinary theory from philosophy, psychology, cultural theory, history and literary theory, and trauma studies, this book juxtaposes a genocide, a terrorist act, and a natural disaster amplified by racial politics and human disregard in order to consider what happens to empathy in poetry after events at the limits of empathy.

Bryant & May - The Burning Man

(Bryant & May 12)

Author: Christopher Fowler

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448170214

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 8501


London is under siege. A banking scandal has filled the city with violent protests, and as the anger in the streets detonates, a young homeless man burns to death after being caught in the crossfire between rioters and the police. But all is not as it seems; an opportunistic killer is using the chaos to exact revenge, but his intended victims are so mysteriously chosen that the Peculiar Crimes Unit is called in to find a way of stopping him. Using their network of eccentric contacts, elderly detectives Arthur Bryant and John May hunt down a murderer who adopts incendiary methods of execution. But they soon find their investigation taking an apocalyptic turn as the case comes to involve the history of mob rule, corruption, rebellion, punishment and the legend of Guy Fawkes. At the same time, several members of the PCU team reach dramatic turning points in their lives - but the most personal tragedy is yet to come, for as the race to bring down a cunning killer reaches its climax, Arthur Bryant faces his own devastating day of reckoning. ‘I always said we’d go out with a hell of a bang,’ warns Bryant.

Lakhmir Singh's Science Chemistry for ICSE Class 6

Author: Lakhmir Singh & Manjit Kaur

Publisher: S. Chand Publishing

ISBN: 9352837754

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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Series of books for class 1 to 8 for ICSE schools. The main goal that this series aspires to accomplish is to help students understand difficult scientific concepts in a simple manner and in an easy language.

Heinemann Science Scheme Pupil

Author: Ian Bradley,Peter Gale,Mark Winterbottom

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435582425

Category: Science

Page: 160

View: 9694


The "Heinemann Science Scheme" offers an approach to the QCA's Scheme of Work. Teacher's resource packs provide support with lesson planning, with each chapter matching the Scheme of Work, and in-built assessment.

Jack Coulter

Author: Jack Coulter

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781462830213

Category: Fiction

Page: 513

View: 9217


Science Fiction Adventure novel about the life of an Oklahoma farm boy set three hundred years into the future after mankind has already made its first tentative steps out into the Galaxy. Jack Coulter must grow up, get educated and establish his life in a future society that has concentrated all political, financial and police power in the hands of a minority that consider themselves an elite. Greed and Avarice are the Elitist guiding beacons with a religious zeal for stiking together to keep the rest of the world in thrall. Jack Coulter precariously wends his way through this quagmire.

Door in the Mountain

New and Collected Poems, 1965-2003

Author: Jean Valentine

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 0819573159

Category: Poetry

Page: 308

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Winner of the National Book Award in Poetry (2004) Since the 1965 publication of her first book, Dream Barker, selected for the Yale Younger Poets Award, Jean Valentine has published eight collections of poetry to critical acclaim. Spare and intensely-felt, Valentine’s poems present experience as only imperfectly graspable. This volume gathers together all of Valentine’s published poems and includes a new collection, “Door in the Mountain.” Valentine's poetry is as recognizable as the slant truth of a dream. She is a brave, unshirking poet who speaks with fire on the great subjects—love, and death, and the soul. Her images—strange, canny visions of the unknown self—clang with the authenticity of real experience. This is an urgent art that wants to heal what it touches, a poetry that wants to tell, intimately, the whole life.

The Burning Road

Author: Ann Benson

Publisher: Dell

ISBN: 030777810X

Category: Fiction

Page: 720

View: 1475


From the bestselling author of The Plague Tales comes a spellbinding new novel that sweeps from medieval France to America in the year 2007—interweaving two gripping stories and two extraordinary eras.... In fourteenth-century France, pockets of plague still bring death to peasants and noblemen alike. Amid the fury and the chaos, Dr. Alejandro Canches searches for a safe haven, accompanied by his foster child, Kate—the illegitimate daughter of Edward Plantagenet. But both disease and human enemies pursue them, and their only hope for survival is a rebel leader... and medical secrets that lie hidden in an ancient manuscript. Seven hundred years later, Dr. Janie Crowe is searching for the cure for a crippling disease in a world where genetic engineering has gone mad. A repressive government wants to stop her, unnamed benefactors want to help her, and time is running out to find answers linking two dark eras, two dedicated doctors, and one miraculous book....

Beyond the Burning Lands

Author: John Christopher

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 148141996X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

View: 1841


Luke encounters rage, treachery, and revenge in the second book in the post-apocalyptic Sword of the Spirits trilogy from the author of The Tripods series. As the Prince in Waiting, Luke has been protected by the High Seers since his father’s murder and his half-brother’s ascension to the throne of Winchester. But after hiding for months in the underground Sanctuary, Luke discovers a shocking secret: in a world where mechanical devices have been forbidden, the Seers themselves are secret technologists. Now restless, Luke seizes the chance to explore the world around him. His quest leads him to unimaginable dangers and unexpected delights...but the most dangerous part of his journey awaits him at home.