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 A Little Life Paperback English by Hanya Yanagihara - 2016-03-10  A Little Life Paperback English by Hanya Yanagihara - 2016-03-10
A Little Life Paperback English by Hanya Yanagihara - 2016-03-10
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SpecificationsAbout the Author Hanya Yanagihara lives in New York City.Author 1 Hanya YanagiharaBook Description When four graduates from a small Massachusetts college move to New York to make their way theyre broke adrift and buoyed only by their friendship and ambition. There is kind handsome Willem an aspiring actor; JB a quick-witted sometimes cruel Brooklyn-born painter seeking entry to the art world; Malcolm a frustrated architect at a prominent firm; and withdrawn brilliant enigmatic Jude who serves as their centre of gravity. Over the decades their relationships deepen and darken tinged by addiction success and pride. Yet their greatest challenge each comes to realize is Jude himself by midlife a terrifyingly talented litigator yet an increasingly broken man his mind and body scarred by an unspeakable childhood and haunted by what he fears is a degree of trauma that hell not only be unable to overcome - but that will define his life forever.Format PaperbackEdition Number 1Editor 1 Pan MacMillanEditorial Review A singularly profound and moving work . . . Its not often that you read a book of this length and find yourself thinking "I wish it was longer" but Yanagihara takes you so deeply into the lives and minds of these characters that you struggle to leave them behind. Fiona Wilson The Times A Little Life makes for near-hypnotically compelling reading a vivid hyperreal portrait of human existence that demands intense emotional investment . . . An astonishing achievement: a novel of grand drama and sentiment but its a canvas Yanagihara has painted with delicate subtle brushstrokes. Independent One of the pleasures of fiction is how suddenly a brilliant writer can alter the literary landscape . . . Ms. Yanagiharas immense new book . . . announces her as decisively as a second work can as a major American novelist. Here is an epic study of trauma and friendship written with such intelligence and depth of perception that it will be one of the benchmarks against which all other novels that broach those subjects and they are legion will be measured. Wall Street Journal How often is a novel so deeply disturbing that you might find yourself weeping and yet so revelatory about human kindness that you might also feel touched by grace? Yanagiharas astonishing and unsettling second novel . . . plumbs the rich inner lives of all of her characters... You dont just care deeply about all these lives. Thanks to the authors exquisite skill you feel as if you are living them . . . A Little Life is about the unimaginable cruelty of human beings the savage things done to a child and his lifelong struggle to overcome the damage. Its pages are soaked with grief but its also about the bottomless human capacity for love and endurance . . . Its not hyperbole to call this novel a masterwork - if anything that word is simply just too little for it San Francisco Chronicle Martin Amis once asked "Who else but Tolstoy has made happiness really swing on the page?" And the surprising answer is that Hanya Yanagihara has: counterintuitively the most moving parts of "A Little Life" are not its most brutal but its tenderest ones moments when Jude receives kindness and support from his friends . . . "A Little Life" feels elemental irreducible-and dark and disturbing though it is there is beauty in it Jon Michaud New YorkerGrade NewView Full Specifications SpecificationsAbout the Author Hanya Yanagihara lives in New York City.Author 1 Hanya YanagiharaBook Description When four graduates from a small Massachusetts college move to New York to make their way theyre broke adrift and buoyed only by their friendship and ambition. There is kind handsome Willem an aspiring actor; JB a quick-witted sometimes cruel Brooklyn-born painter seeking entry to the art world; Malcolm a frustrated architect at a prominent firm; and withdrawn brilliant enigmatic Jude who serves as their centre of gravity. Over the decades their relationships deepen and darken tinged by addiction success and pride. Yet their greatest challenge each comes to realize is Jude himself by midlife a terrifyingly talented litigator yet an increasingly broken man his mind and body scarred by an unspeakable childhood and haunted by what he fears is a degree of trauma that hell not only be unable to overcome - but that will define his life forever.Format PaperbackEdition Number 1Editor 1 Pan MacMillanEditorial Review A singularly profound and moving work . . . Its not often that you read a book of this length and find yourself thinking "I wish it was longer" but Yanagihara takes you so deeply into the lives and minds of these characters that you struggle to leave them behind. Fiona Wilson The Times A Little Life makes for near-hypnotically compelling reading a vivid hyperreal portrait of human existence that demands intense emotional investment . . . An astonishing achievement: a novel of grand drama and sentiment but its a canvas Yanagihara has painted with delicate subtle brushstrokes. Independent One of the pleasures of fiction is how suddenly a brilliant writer can alter the literary landscape . . . Ms. Yanagiharas immense new book . . . announces her as decisively as a second work can as a major American novelist. Here is an epic study of trauma and friendship written with such intelligence and depth of perception that it will be one of the benchmarks against which all other novels that broach those subjects and they are legion will be measured. Wall Street Journal How often is a novel so deeply disturbing that you might find yourself weeping and yet so revelatory about human kindness that you might also feel touched by grace? Yanagiharas astonishing and unsettling second novel . . . plumbs the rich inner lives of all of her characters... You dont just care deeply about all these lives. Thanks to the authors exquisite skill you feel as if you are living them . . . A Little Life is about the unimaginable cruelty of human beings the savage things done to a child and his lifelong struggle to overcome the damage. Its pages are soaked with grief but its also about the bottomless human capacity for love and endurance . . . Its not hyperbole to call this novel a masterwork - if anything that word is simply just too little for it San Francisco Chronicle Martin Amis once asked "Who else but Tolstoy has made happiness really swing on the page?" And the surprising answer is that Hanya Yanagihara has: counterintuitively the most moving parts of "A Little Life" are not its most brutal but its tenderest ones moments when Jude receives kindness and support from his friends . . . "A Little Life" feels elemental irreducible-and dark and disturbing though it is there is beauty in it Jon Michaud New YorkerGrade NewView Full Specifications
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 Going To The Mountain: Life Lessons From My Grandfather, Nelson Mandela Hardcover English by Ndaba Mandela - 26 June 2018  Going To The Mountain: Life Lessons From My Grandfather, Nelson Mandela Hardcover English by Ndaba Mandela - 26 June 2018
Going To The Mountain: Life Lessons From My Grandfather, Nelson Mandela Hardcover English by Ndaba Mandela - 26 June 2018
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SpecificationsAbout the Author Nelson Mandelas legacy lives on as his grandson Ndaba Mandela continues to keep its beacon of hope bright fueling its fiery message that one person can make a difference. Ndaba is the cofounder and cochairman of the Africa Rising Foundation an organization dedicated to promoting a positive image of Africa around the world and to increasing its potential for growth in the areas of education employment and international corporate alliances for profit and partnership. Ndaba is also the longest serving ambassador of UNAIDS which seeks to end discrimination around HIV/AIDS. Ndaba was named one of the "28 Men of Change" by Black Entertainment Television and is showing the world through his actions and orations that Nelson Mandelas voice and message of freedom still rings true. He lives in South Africa.Author 1 Ndaba MandelaBook Description The first-ever book to tell Nelson Mandelas life through the eyes of the grandson who was raised by him chronicling Ndaba Mandelas life living with and learning from one of the greatest leaders and humanitarians the world has ever known. To the rest of the world Nelson Mandela was a giant: an anti-apartheid revolutionary a world-renowned humanitarian and South Africas first black president. To Ndaba Mandela he was simply "Granddad." In Going to the Mountain Ndaba tells how he came to live with Mandela shortly after he turned eleven--having met each other only once years before when Mandela was imprisoned at Victor Verster Prison--and how the two of them slowly cautiously built a relationship that would affect both their lives in extraordinary ways. It wasnt an easy transition. Mandela had high expectations for those around him especially his family and Ndaba chafed at the strict rules and exacting guidelines in his grandfathers home. But at the same time--through overheard calls from foreign dignitaries as well as the Xhosa folk wisdom that his grandfather shared with him at every opportunity--Ndaba was learning how to be a man. On a scale both personal and epic Ndabas extraordinary journey mirrors that of South Africas coming of age--from the segregated Soweto ghettos into which he was born to the privileged life in which he grew up and the turbulent yet exciting times in which he carries on his grandfathers legacy. Going to the Mountain is in the end a story about unlocking the power within each of us. Its a cautionary tale about how a childs life can go one way or the other depending upon the intervention of a caring soul--and about the awesome power of love to serve as a catalyst for change.ISBN-13 9780316486576Language EnglishNumber of Pages 272Publication Date 26 June 2018Publisher Hachette Books SpecificationsAbout the Author Nelson Mandelas legacy lives on as his grandson Ndaba Mandela continues to keep its beacon of hope bright fueling its fiery message that one person can make a difference. Ndaba is the cofounder and cochairman of the Africa Rising Foundation an organization dedicated to promoting a positive image of Africa around the world and to increasing its potential for growth in the areas of education employment and international corporate alliances for profit and partnership. Ndaba is also the longest serving ambassador of UNAIDS which seeks to end discrimination around HIV/AIDS. Ndaba was named one of the "28 Men of Change" by Black Entertainment Television and is showing the world through his actions and orations that Nelson Mandelas voice and message of freedom still rings true. He lives in South Africa.Author 1 Ndaba MandelaBook Description The first-ever book to tell Nelson Mandelas life through the eyes of the grandson who was raised by him chronicling Ndaba Mandelas life living with and learning from one of the greatest leaders and humanitarians the world has ever known. To the rest of the world Nelson Mandela was a giant: an anti-apartheid revolutionary a world-renowned humanitarian and South Africas first black president. To Ndaba Mandela he was simply "Granddad." In Going to the Mountain Ndaba tells how he came to live with Mandela shortly after he turned eleven--having met each other only once years before when Mandela was imprisoned at Victor Verster Prison--and how the two of them slowly cautiously built a relationship that would affect both their lives in extraordinary ways. It wasnt an easy transition. Mandela had high expectations for those around him especially his family and Ndaba chafed at the strict rules and exacting guidelines in his grandfathers home. But at the same time--through overheard calls from foreign dignitaries as well as the Xhosa folk wisdom that his grandfather shared with him at every opportunity--Ndaba was learning how to be a man. On a scale both personal and epic Ndabas extraordinary journey mirrors that of South Africas coming of age--from the segregated Soweto ghettos into which he was born to the privileged life in which he grew up and the turbulent yet exciting times in which he carries on his grandfathers legacy. Going to the Mountain is in the end a story about unlocking the power within each of us. Its a cautionary tale about how a childs life can go one way or the other depending upon the intervention of a caring soul--and about the awesome power of love to serve as a catalyst for change.ISBN-13 9780316486576Language EnglishNumber of Pages 272Publication Date 26 June 2018Publisher Hachette Books
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 Note To Self - Hardcover English by Connor Franta - 18/04/2017  Note To Self - Hardcover English by Connor Franta - 18/04/2017
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SpecificationsAuthor 1 Connor FrantaFormat HardcoverISBN-13 9781471163579Language EnglishPublication Date 18/04/2017Publisher Simon & Schuster SpecificationsAuthor 1 Connor FrantaFormat HardcoverISBN-13 9781471163579Language EnglishPublication Date 18/04/2017Publisher Simon & Schuster
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SpecificationsAbout the Author Nick Hasted writes on music movies books and comics for The Independent The Guardian and Uncut magazine. He lives in South London.Author 1 Nick HastedBook Description Nick Hasteds ground-breaking book traces Marshall Mathers rise to fame from the schools and workplaces of his native Detroit to global superstardom. The author also lays bare Eminems relationships with his much-hated mother his teenage soul-mate Kim Scott producer Dr. Dre and The Bass Brothers who guided and inspired him from the age of fourteen. This new edition comes right up to date analysing the huge success of Eminems label Shady Records and his protege 50 cent.Editorial Review A serious and even handed account.ISBN-10 1849384584ISBN-13 9781849384582Language EnglishNumber of Pages 250View Full Specifications SpecificationsAbout the Author Nick Hasted writes on music movies books and comics for The Independent The Guardian and Uncut magazine. He lives in South London.Author 1 Nick HastedBook Description Nick Hasteds ground-breaking book traces Marshall Mathers rise to fame from the schools and workplaces of his native Detroit to global superstardom. The author also lays bare Eminems relationships with his much-hated mother his teenage soul-mate Kim Scott producer Dr. Dre and The Bass Brothers who guided and inspired him from the age of fourteen. This new edition comes right up to date analysing the huge success of Eminems label Shady Records and his protege 50 cent.Editorial Review A serious and even handed account.ISBN-10 1849384584ISBN-13 9781849384582Language EnglishNumber of Pages 250View Full Specifications
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 Love Letters of the Great War - Hardcover Main Market Edition  Love Letters of the Great War - Hardcover Main Market Edition
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SpecificationsAbout the Author Mandy Kirkby is an editor and author of The Language of Flowers: a Miscellany. Helen Dunmore is an acclaimed bestselling author poet childrens novelist and short-story writer. Among her novels are Zennor in Darkness which won the McKitterick Prize; A Spell of Winter which won the inaugural Orange Prize; The Siege which was shortlisted for the Whitbread Novel of the Year Award and for the Orange Prize; The Betrayal which was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and shortlisted for the Orwell Prize; Mourning Ruby House of Orphans Counting the Stars. Her 2014 novel The Lie is set during and just after the First World War.Author 1 Mandy KirkbyFormat HardcoverEdition Number Main Market EditionEditorial Review "The passions of war are universal: these letters reflect the constancy of gallantry intimacy and grief." —Times "The most moving intimate and fascinating correspondence to and from soldiers fighting in the First World War." —TelegraphISBN-10 0230772838ISBN-13 9780230772830Language EnglishView Full Specifications SpecificationsAbout the Author Mandy Kirkby is an editor and author of The Language of Flowers: a Miscellany. Helen Dunmore is an acclaimed bestselling author poet childrens novelist and short-story writer. Among her novels are Zennor in Darkness which won the McKitterick Prize; A Spell of Winter which won the inaugural Orange Prize; The Siege which was shortlisted for the Whitbread Novel of the Year Award and for the Orange Prize; The Betrayal which was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and shortlisted for the Orwell Prize; Mourning Ruby House of Orphans Counting the Stars. Her 2014 novel The Lie is set during and just after the First World War.Author 1 Mandy KirkbyFormat HardcoverEdition Number Main Market EditionEditorial Review "The passions of war are universal: these letters reflect the constancy of gallantry intimacy and grief." —Times "The most moving intimate and fascinating correspondence to and from soldiers fighting in the First World War." —TelegraphISBN-10 0230772838ISBN-13 9780230772830Language EnglishView Full Specifications
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 Smoke Gets In Your Eyes : And Other Lessons From The Crematorium Paperback  Smoke Gets In Your Eyes : And Other Lessons From The Crematorium Paperback
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SpecificationsAbout the Author Caitlin Doughty was born and raised in Hawaii before gaining a degree in Medieval History from the University of Chicago. She currently lives in Los Angeles where she owns an alternative funeral home Undertaking LA. She is the creator of the Ask a Mortician web series the founder of the death acceptance collective The Order of the Good Dead and co-founder of Death Salon.Author 1 Caitlin DoughtyBook Description Unforgettable . . . a hilarious poignant and impassioned plea to revolutionise our attitudes to death Gavin Francis GuardianFrom her first day at Westwind Cremation & Burial twenty-three-year-old Caitlin Doughty threw herself into her curious new profession. Coming face-to-face with the very thing we go to great lengths to avoid thinking about she started to wonder about the lives of those she cremated and the mourning families they left behind and found herself confounded by peoples erratic reactions to death. Exploring our death rituals - and those of other cultures - she pleads the case for healthier attitudes around death and dying. Full of bizarre encounters gallows humour and vivid characters both living and very dead this illuminating account makes this otherwise terrifying subject inviting and fascinating.Editorial Review A zingy fresh and possibly even important book about death . . . This book might change your life * * Evening Standard * * Upbeat brave and brilliantly morbidly curious . . . Important and timely * * Sunday Times * * A well-researched beautifully observed book and Doughty is a convincing and impassioned advocate for changes in our cultural attitudes towards death . . . Theres much to enjoy in this thoughtful unflinching and highly entertaining memoir * * Observer * * Absolutely and utterly life affirming . . . Nothing is off limits . . . And yet all of it is written with the utmost respect . . . There are many moments that moved me . . . Doughtys language is full of the notion of care * * Scotsman * * Funny but not flippant sometimes painful but rightly so and always compelling * * Literary Review * * Frank . . . philosophical . . . engaging and even wicked * * New York Times * * Acerbic hilarious and thoughtful . . . Doughtys feisty but lovable personality shines through and that would be enough for a decent memoir but she does so much more here. The author uses her own life as a jumping off point in this beautifully crafted piece of writing dovetailing her own observations with the work of psychologists literary figures industry professionals philosophers and religious leaders to argue coherently and convincingly that the impersonal big business model of the funeral industry is robbing us of a vital component of the human experience. She argues that only by facing our mortality and becoming intimate with the idea of death can we live our lives to the fullest and its hard to argue with her * * Independent * * Eye-opening cringe-inducing often hilarious occasionally haunting always insightful -- DAVID EAGLEMAN Caitlin Doughty blows a huge matter-of-fact hole in the grim curtain of silence surrounding the death industry - and what a blessed relief that is. This book absolutely must be read if only to remind all of us that exercise organic food and plastic surgery only work up to a point. Doughty is my kind of death crusader - compassionate unblinking and very very funny -- MEG ROSOFF Caitlin Doughty is not what I imagine a funeral director to be . . . she is funny young and enthusiastic the same characteristics that infuse her memoir * * Sunday Times * * Strange and funny. It may well blow your mind wide open * * Flavorwire * * [Doughtys] sincere hilarious and perhaps life-altering memoir is a must-read for anyone who plans on dying * * Booklist * * Arresting . . . refreshing . . . riveting * * Grazia * * Timely funny honest and interesting Smoke Gets in Your Eyes is an enormously helpful contribution to the current taboo-breaking debate about death -- Virginia Ironside With the dark wit you might expect from an undertaker and the compassion and insight you might not strong storytelling and vivid descriptions she displays a protective mechanism that the psychologists seem to have forgotten - humour * * New Scientist * * Brave and fascinating . . . unusually funny * * Daily Mail * * A death-changing book . . . It is impossible not to be inspired by Doughtys commitment to her cause * * The Times * * Often funny . . . yet never irreverent * * Irish Sunday Independent * * A book as graphic and morbid as this one could easily suck its readers into a bout of sorrow but Doughty - a trustworthy tour guide through the repulsive and wondrous world of death - keeps us laughing most of the way * * Washington Post * * Theres a welcome honesty to Doughtys account of her time as a mortician which starts when she has to shave the face of her first corpse. In some ways its reassuring that we return to dust and Doughtys healthy humour and practicality are reassuring too * * Glasgow Sunday Herald * * Theres something about her understanding of how fragile life can be that got to me . . . And although none of us wants to be confronted by that all the time Doughty has a matter-of-factness that makes that not as scary as it usually seems * * Scotland on Sunday * * Doughty writes about her life with corpses with all the sassiness that other young women bring to penning romcoms * * Mail on Sunday * * Doughty is determined to lead the way in confronting mortality. Indeed she does not so much meet Deaths gaze as attempt to stare him into submission...Doughtys corpse-collecting adventures are often hilarious as well as informing. If you had not planned to pack a book about crematoria for your holiday read this one offers plenty of reasons to reconsider * * Financial Times * * A highly unusual memoir . . . a manifesto for how to live - and die - better. Caitlin with her no-nonsense style and absolute single-mindedness plus a healthy dose of goth sensibility bravely shows that death is nothing to be afraid of * * Twin Magazine * * Truly riveting . . . this funerally forthright book rings with life and dead-pan humour . . . Having read her brilliant contribution to the death debate Im with her all the way to the cremation chamber and Id let her push the button * * Bookseller Book of the Month * *ISBN-10 1782111050ISBN-13 9781782111054Language EnglishNumber of Pages 272View Full Specifications SpecificationsAbout the Author Caitlin Doughty was born and raised in Hawaii before gaining a degree in Medieval History from the University of Chicago. She currently lives in Los Angeles where she owns an alternative funeral home Undertaking LA. She is the creator of the Ask a Mortician web series the founder of the death acceptance collective The Order of the Good Dead and co-founder of Death Salon.Author 1 Caitlin DoughtyBook Description Unforgettable . . . a hilarious poignant and impassioned plea to revolutionise our attitudes to death Gavin Francis GuardianFrom her first day at Westwind Cremation & Burial twenty-three-year-old Caitlin Doughty threw herself into her curious new profession. Coming face-to-face with the very thing we go to great lengths to avoid thinking about she started to wonder about the lives of those she cremated and the mourning families they left behind and found herself confounded by peoples erratic reactions to death. Exploring our death rituals - and those of other cultures - she pleads the case for healthier attitudes around death and dying. Full of bizarre encounters gallows humour and vivid characters both living and very dead this illuminating account makes this otherwise terrifying subject inviting and fascinating.Editorial Review A zingy fresh and possibly even important book about death . . . This book might change your life * * Evening Standard * * Upbeat brave and brilliantly morbidly curious . . . Important and timely * * Sunday Times * * A well-researched beautifully observed book and Doughty is a convincing and impassioned advocate for changes in our cultural attitudes towards death . . . Theres much to enjoy in this thoughtful unflinching and highly entertaining memoir * * Observer * * Absolutely and utterly life affirming . . . Nothing is off limits . . . And yet all of it is written with the utmost respect . . . There are many moments that moved me . . . Doughtys language is full of the notion of care * * Scotsman * * Funny but not flippant sometimes painful but rightly so and always compelling * * Literary Review * * Frank . . . philosophical . . . engaging and even wicked * * New York Times * * Acerbic hilarious and thoughtful . . . Doughtys feisty but lovable personality shines through and that would be enough for a decent memoir but she does so much more here. The author uses her own life as a jumping off point in this beautifully crafted piece of writing dovetailing her own observations with the work of psychologists literary figures industry professionals philosophers and religious leaders to argue coherently and convincingly that the impersonal big business model of the funeral industry is robbing us of a vital component of the human experience. She argues that only by facing our mortality and becoming intimate with the idea of death can we live our lives to the fullest and its hard to argue with her * * Independent * * Eye-opening cringe-inducing often hilarious occasionally haunting always insightful -- DAVID EAGLEMAN Caitlin Doughty blows a huge matter-of-fact hole in the grim curtain of silence surrounding the death industry - and what a blessed relief that is. This book absolutely must be read if only to remind all of us that exercise organic food and plastic surgery only work up to a point. Doughty is my kind of death crusader - compassionate unblinking and very very funny -- MEG ROSOFF Caitlin Doughty is not what I imagine a funeral director to be . . . she is funny young and enthusiastic the same characteristics that infuse her memoir * * Sunday Times * * Strange and funny. It may well blow your mind wide open * * Flavorwire * * [Doughtys] sincere hilarious and perhaps life-altering memoir is a must-read for anyone who plans on dying * * Booklist * * Arresting . . . refreshing . . . riveting * * Grazia * * Timely funny honest and interesting Smoke Gets in Your Eyes is an enormously helpful contribution to the current taboo-breaking debate about death -- Virginia Ironside With the dark wit you might expect from an undertaker and the compassion and insight you might not strong storytelling and vivid descriptions she displays a protective mechanism that the psychologists seem to have forgotten - humour * * New Scientist * * Brave and fascinating . . . unusually funny * * Daily Mail * * A death-changing book . . . It is impossible not to be inspired by Doughtys commitment to her cause * * The Times * * Often funny . . . yet never irreverent * * Irish Sunday Independent * * A book as graphic and morbid as this one could easily suck its readers into a bout of sorrow but Doughty - a trustworthy tour guide through the repulsive and wondrous world of death - keeps us laughing most of the way * * Washington Post * * Theres a welcome honesty to Doughtys account of her time as a mortician which starts when she has to shave the face of her first corpse. In some ways its reassuring that we return to dust and Doughtys healthy humour and practicality are reassuring too * * Glasgow Sunday Herald * * Theres something about her understanding of how fragile life can be that got to me . . . And although none of us wants to be confronted by that all the time Doughty has a matter-of-factness that makes that not as scary as it usually seems * * Scotland on Sunday * * Doughty writes about her life with corpses with all the sassiness that other young women bring to penning romcoms * * Mail on Sunday * * Doughty is determined to lead the way in confronting mortality. Indeed she does not so much meet Deaths gaze as attempt to stare him into submission...Doughtys corpse-collecting adventures are often hilarious as well as informing. If you had not planned to pack a book about crematoria for your holiday read this one offers plenty of reasons to reconsider * * Financial Times * * A highly unusual memoir . . . a manifesto for how to live - and die - better. Caitlin with her no-nonsense style and absolute single-mindedness plus a healthy dose of goth sensibility bravely shows that death is nothing to be afraid of * * Twin Magazine * * Truly riveting . . . this funerally forthright book rings with life and dead-pan humour . . . Having read her brilliant contribution to the death debate Im with her all the way to the cremation chamber and Id let her push the button * * Bookseller Book of the Month * *ISBN-10 1782111050ISBN-13 9781782111054Language EnglishNumber of Pages 272View Full Specifications
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 Frida: My First Frida Kahlo Board Book  Frida: My First Frida Kahlo Board Book
Frida: My First Frida Kahlo Board Book
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SpecificationsAbout the Author M Isabel Sanchez Vergara born in Barcelona Spain is a writer and creative director in constant search of new concepts for childrens books. Working for more than fifteen years for clients in top advertising agencies her books combine creativity with learning aiming to establish a new and fresh relationship between children and pop culture. ENG GEE FAN pronounced in Chinese as Yi Fan graduated in Visual Communication and after one-and-half years in the design industry decided to embark on a full-time illustration career. She is currently based in Perlis Malaysia.Author 1 Isabel Sanchez VegaraBook Description This board book version of Frida Kahlo - an international bestseller in the critically acclaimed Little People BIG DREAMS series - introduces the youngest dreamers to this world-renowned painter. When Frida was a teenager a terrible road accident changed her life forever. Unable to walk she began painting from her bed. Her self-portraits which show her pain and grief but also her passion for life and instinct for survival have made her one of the most famous artists of the twentieth century. Babies and toddlers will love to snuggle as you read to them the engaging story of this fascinating painter and will also enjoy exploring the stylish and quirky illustrations of this sturdy board book on their own. Little People BIG DREAMS is a bestselling series of books and educational games that explore the lives of outstanding people from designers and artists to scientists and activists. All of them achieved incredible things yet each began life as a child with a dream. This empowering series offers inspiring messages to children of all ages in a range of formats. The board books are told in simple sentences perfect for reading aloud to babies and toddlers. The hardback versions present expanded stories for beginning readers. Boxed gift sets allow you to collect a selection of the books by theme. Paper dolls learning cards matching games and other fun learning tools provide even more ways to make the lives of these role models accessible to children. Inspire the next generation of outstanding people who will change the world with Little People BIG DREAMS!ISBN-10 1786032481Language EnglishNumber of Pages 24Publication Date 6/27/2018Publisher Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd SpecificationsAbout the Author M Isabel Sanchez Vergara born in Barcelona Spain is a writer and creative director in constant search of new concepts for childrens books. Working for more than fifteen years for clients in top advertising agencies her books combine creativity with learning aiming to establish a new and fresh relationship between children and pop culture. ENG GEE FAN pronounced in Chinese as Yi Fan graduated in Visual Communication and after one-and-half years in the design industry decided to embark on a full-time illustration career. She is currently based in Perlis Malaysia.Author 1 Isabel Sanchez VegaraBook Description This board book version of Frida Kahlo - an international bestseller in the critically acclaimed Little People BIG DREAMS series - introduces the youngest dreamers to this world-renowned painter. When Frida was a teenager a terrible road accident changed her life forever. Unable to walk she began painting from her bed. Her self-portraits which show her pain and grief but also her passion for life and instinct for survival have made her one of the most famous artists of the twentieth century. Babies and toddlers will love to snuggle as you read to them the engaging story of this fascinating painter and will also enjoy exploring the stylish and quirky illustrations of this sturdy board book on their own. Little People BIG DREAMS is a bestselling series of books and educational games that explore the lives of outstanding people from designers and artists to scientists and activists. All of them achieved incredible things yet each began life as a child with a dream. This empowering series offers inspiring messages to children of all ages in a range of formats. The board books are told in simple sentences perfect for reading aloud to babies and toddlers. The hardback versions present expanded stories for beginning readers. Boxed gift sets allow you to collect a selection of the books by theme. Paper dolls learning cards matching games and other fun learning tools provide even more ways to make the lives of these role models accessible to children. Inspire the next generation of outstanding people who will change the world with Little People BIG DREAMS!ISBN-10 1786032481Language EnglishNumber of Pages 24Publication Date 6/27/2018Publisher Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
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