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Market Farm

Author: Nicholas Bradbury
Publisher: Dedalus Limited
ISBN: 9781909232235
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Market Farm is a Swiftian satire on the untrammelled free market thinking that helped usher in the current financial crisis. In its concept, it pays homage to George Orwell s Animal Farm and engages the reader in an amusing way with the causes and likely outcomes of the crisis we are all facing. The story follows the fortunes of three characters: Erroll, a bull who is an eternal optimist; Merlin, a donkey who is a down- to-earth pessimist; and Lily, a chicken who is largely timid and confused. While focusing on the damage wrought by the financial crisis, Market Farm examines its deeper causes and takes passing swipes at other problems of modern life. These include the cult of fine food, the rise of the welfare state, pollution, obesity, social disorder, the domination of the political process by the media, and even the rise of the internet and phenomena such as Twitter."

Icarus And The Wing Builder

Author: Robert William Case
Publisher: Kalliste Productions, Limited
ISBN: 9780989477093
Size: 72.18 MB
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COME BACK to an age of goddesses, heroes, and men. Icarus and the Wing Builder is a recreation and retelling of the myth of the first human flight. In this latest book the author follows Daedalus, the famed inventor of Greek mythology, as he is driven from his native Athens across the sea to the capital of the powerful Minoan maritime empire. There, the inventor builds a renowned labyrinth, a new life for himself and his son, and becomes embroiled in a breathtaking love affair with a woman who will stop at nothing in order to become a sovereign. As Icarus grows into manhood, the father finds himself drawn into inexorable conflict with his benefactor, Minos the king. Eventually the heroes become outcasts, forced to flee from the palace in search of a way off the island . . . and discovering much more.

Battle Of The Labyrinth The Percy Jackson And The Olympians Book 4

Author: Rick Riordan
Publisher: Disney Electronic Content
ISBN: 1423131983
Size: 11.80 MB
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Percy Jackson isn't expecting freshman orientation to be any fun. But when a mysterious mortal acquaintance appears on campus, followed by demon cheerleaders, things quickly move from bad to diabolical. In this latest installment of the blockbuster series, time is running out as war between the Olympians and the evil Titan lord Kronos draws near.

The Book Of Nights

Author: Sylvie Germain
Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher
ISBN: 9780879239756
Size: 16.47 MB
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Follows the Peniel family over the course of a century, as they survive wars and the challenges of their enemies

The Tale Of Hill Top Farm

Author: Susan Wittig Albert
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780425201015
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After purchasing a farm in the Lake District of England, an animal lover attempts to befriend her fellow villagers, while her animal companions solve a baffling mystery, in a mystery tale inspired by the life of Beatrix Potter.

The Mussolini Canal

Author: Antonio Pennacchi
Publisher: Dedalus
ISBN: 9781909232242
Size: 50.63 MB
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The Mussolini Canal is one of the great achievements of contemporary Italian fiction. It spans 100 years of Italian history as seen through the lives of the Peruzzi family, who are among the 30,000 peasants from Northern Italy sent down to farm the newly-drained Pontine Marshes outside Rome in the 1930s. Mussolini is revered by the Peruzzi family, who must reconcile their admiration for Il Duce with the failings of Fascism which slowly envelop them. Contemporary events permeate the book and the hardship and misery of earlier periods are seen against the background of modern prosperity. It won the Strega prize in 2010 in Italy and has sold over 400,000 copies in Italy

The Blood Of Angels

Author: Johanna Sinisalo
Publisher: Peter Owen Publishers
ISBN: 0720610044
Size: 63.34 MB
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Another haunting novel of eco-speculation from Johanna Sinisalo, the award-winning author of Troll and a powerhouse of the Finnish science fiction and fantasy scene It is claimed Albert Einstein said that if bees disappear from the earth, mankind has four years left. When bee-vanishings of unprecedented scale hit the United States, Orvo, a Finnish beekeeper, knows all too well where it will lead. And when he sees the queen dead in his hives one day, it's clear the epidemic has spread to Europe, and the world is coming to an end. Orvo's special knowledge of bees just may enable him to glimpse a solution to catastrophe: he takes a desperate step onto a path where only he and the bees know the way but it propels him into conflict with his estranged, but much-loved son, a committed animal activist. A magical plunge into the myth of death and immortality, this is a tale of human blindness in the face of devastation—and the inevitable.

The Writer S Handbook 2001

Author: Barry Turner
Publisher: Macmillan UK
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The 14th edition of the liveliest, most accessible, comprehensive, and informative guide to everything to do with creative writing across all markets. In addition to over 5000 entries on publishers, agents, newspapers, magazines, radio, television, prizes, and festivals, there is also information on tax, freelance rates, fellowships, and grants. New articles for this edition, written by top names in their field, include screenwriting, freelance journalism, poetry, PLR, and creating your own website.