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Linda Grant - Author

About the Author

Linda Grant is a novelist and journalist. She won the Orange Prize for Fiction in 2000 and the Lettre Ulysses Prize for Literary Reportage in 2006. She writes for the Guardian, Telegraph and Vogue.

Featured books by Linda Grant

The Dark Circle

The Dark Circle

Author: Linda Grant Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/07/2017

Sent away to a tuberculosis sanatorium in Kent to learn the way of the patient, they find themselves in the company of army and air force officers, a car salesman, a young university graduate, a mysterious German woman, a member of the aristocracy and an American merchant seaman. They discover that a cure is tantalisingly just out of reach and only by inciting wholesale rebellion can freedom be snatched.

When I Lived in Modern Times

When I Lived in Modern Times

Author: Linda Grant Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/01/2011

It is April 1946. Evelyn Sert, 20 years old, a hairdresser from Soho, sails for Palestine, where Jewish refugees and idealists are gathering from across Europe to start a new life in a brand new country. In the glittering, cosmopolitan, Bauhaus city of Tel Aviv, anything seems possible - the new self, new Jew, new woman are all feasible. Evelyn, adept at disguises, reinvents herself as the bleached blonde Priscilla Jones. Immersed in a world of passionate idealism, she finds love, and with Johnny, her lover, finds herself at the heart of a very dangerous game.

Remind Me Who I am, Again

Remind Me Who I am, Again

Author: Linda Grant Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/03/1999

At the beginning of the nineties Linda Grant's mother, Rose, was diagnosed with Dementia. In Remind Me Who I Am, Again Linda Grant tells the story of Rose's illness, and tries to reconstruct the history of their Jewish immigrant family, stalking them from Russia and Poland to New York and London. Writing with humour and great tenderness, Grant explores profound questions about memory, autonomy and identity, and asks if we can ever really know our parents.

Other books by Linda Grant

The Dark Circle

The Dark Circle

Author: Linda Grant Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/07/2017

Sent away to a tuberculosis sanatorium in Kent to learn the way of the patient, they find themselves in the company of army and air force officers, a car salesman, a young university graduate, a mysterious German woman, a member of the aristocracy and an American merchant seaman. They discover that a cure is tantalisingly just out of reach and only by inciting wholesale rebellion can freedom be snatched.

The Dark Circle

The Dark Circle

Author: Linda Grant Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 03/11/2016

World War II is over, a new decade is beginning but for an East End teenage brother and sister living on the edge of the law, life has been suspended. Sent away to a tuberculosis sanatorium to learn the way of a patient, they find themselves in the company of army and air force officers, a car salesman, a mysterious German woman and an American merchant seaman. They discover that a cure is tantalisingly just out of reach, and only by inciting wholesale rebellion can freedom be snatched.

Mash-Up: A Short Story from the collection, Reader, I Married Him

Mash-Up: A Short Story from the collection, Reader, I Married Him

Author: Linda Grant Format: eBook Release Date: 21/04/2016

A short story by Linda Grant from the collection Reader, I Married Him: Stories inspired by Jane Eyre.In 'The Mash Up', a woman recalls the strain of juggling opposing cultures at her wedding.Edited by Tracy Chevalier, the full collection, Reader I Married Him, brings together some of the finest and most creative voices in fiction today, to celebrate and salute the strength and lasting relevance of Charlotte Bronte's game-changing novel and its beloved narrator.

Upstairs at the Party

Upstairs at the Party

Author: Linda Grant Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/06/2015

'If you go back and look at your life there are certain scenes, acts, or maybe just incidents on which everything that follows seems to depend. If only you could narrate them, then you might be understood. I mean the part of yourself that you don't know how to explain.' In the early seventies, a glamorous and androgynous couple known as Evie/Stevie appear out of nowhere on the isolated concrete campus of a new university. To a group of teenagers experimenting with radical ideas, they seem blown back from the future, unsettling everything and uncovering covert desires. But their mesmerising flamboyant self-expression hides deep anxieties and hidden histories. For Adele, who also has something to conceal, Evie becomes an obsession - an obsession which becomes lifelong after the night of Adele's twentieth birthday party. What happened that evening and who was complicit are questions that have haunted Adele ever since. A set of school exercise books might reveal everything, but they have been missing for the past forty years. From summers in 1970s Cornwall to London in the twenty-first century, long after she has disappeared, Evie will go on challenging everyone's ideas of how their lives should turn out. With her hallmark humour, intelligence and boldness Linda Grant has written a powerful and captivating novel about secrets and the moments that shape our lives.

Timewatch

Timewatch

Author: Linda Grant Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/12/2014

In this novel, the Morgans, distant relatives brought together by circumstance and destiny, must fight the sinister Max Hauptman, his son, Carlo, and various henchmen, to prevent history from being altered, thus ensuring that the present stays free of oppression and destruction. Each member of the Morgan family consumes a specialized herb concoction, left behind by a long-dead relative, Jeremy Morgan, and finds their consciousness transported back in time into the body of a previous incarnation of themselves. Over the course of several incarnations and time periods, the Morgans fight, together and individually, to thwart the dastardly attempts of various incarnations of Max Hauptman to destroy the future. As they struggle to find their purpose and work in their respective timelines to stop the evil forces from succeeding, each Morgan learns a valuable lesson about the mistakes of their past selves and how to make their futures lives more meaningful and fulfilling.

Pronunciation Myths Applying Second Language Research to Classroom Teaching

Pronunciation Myths Applying Second Language Research to Classroom Teaching

Author: Linda Grant Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/02/2014

This volume was conceived as a best practices resource for pronunciation and speaking teachers in the way that Vocabulary Myths by Keith S. Folse is one for reading and vocabulary teachers. Like others in the Myths series, this book combines research with good pedagogical practices. The book opens with a Prologue by Linda Grant (author of the Well Said textbook series), which reviews the last four decades of pronunciation teaching, the differences between accent and intelligibility, the rudiments of the English sound system, and other factors related to the ways that pronunciation is learned and taught. The myths challenged in this book are: Once you've been speaking a second language for years, it's too late to change your pronunciation. (Derwing and Munro) Pronunciation instruction is not appropriate for beginning-level learners. (Zielinski and Yates) Pronunciation teaching has to establish in the minds of language learners a set of distinct consonant and vowel sounds. (Field) Intonation is hard to teach. (Gilbert) Students would make better progress if they just practiced more. (Grant) Accent reduction and pronunciation instruction are the same thing. (Thomson) Teacher training programs provide adequate preparation in how to teach pronunciation (Murphy). The book concludes with an Epilogue by Donna M. Brinton, who synthesizes some of the best practices explored in the volume.

We Had It So Good

We Had It So Good

Author: Linda Grant Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/01/2012

Born to hardworking immigrant parents in sunny suburban Los Angeles, Stephen Newman never imagined that he would spend his adult life under the grey skies of north London, would marry Andrea for convenience and stay married, and would watch his children grow into people he cannot fathom. Over forty years he and his friends have built lives of comfort and success, until the events of late middle age and the new century force them to realise that they have always existed in a fool's paradise.

Remind Me Who I am, Again

Remind Me Who I am, Again

Author: Linda Grant Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/03/1999

At the beginning of the nineties Linda Grant's mother, Rose, was diagnosed with Dementia. In Remind Me Who I Am, Again Linda Grant tells the story of Rose's illness, and tries to reconstruct the history of their Jewish immigrant family, stalking them from Russia and Poland to New York and London. Writing with humour and great tenderness, Grant explores profound questions about memory, autonomy and identity, and asks if we can ever really know our parents.

The Cast Iron Shore

The Cast Iron Shore

Author: Linda Grant Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2010

This is a capacious and wide-ranging book, not just about individuals but about the history they move through. Whether the scene is Liverpool in the Blitz, a potato-chip factory in the prairies or a seedy hotel room in Hanoi, the writing is immediate . . . Grant approaches each character with insight and a tart sympathy' Hilary Mantel, Literary Review Sybil Ross has been brought up by her Jewish furrier father and style-obsessed mother as an empty-headed fashion plate. But on the worst night of Liverpool's blitz she uncovers a secret that leaves her disorientated. When the war is over, Sybil embarks on a voyage that leads her to the very edge of America, and to a final choice. THE CAST IRON SHORE is a beautuful evocation of one woman's journey from the 1930s to the 1990s, combining the personal and political in an outstanding first novel.

Still Here

Still Here

Author: Linda Grant Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/01/2010

Alix, arrogant, middle-aged and angry comes home to the derelict port of Liverpool as her mother lies dying. Irritably resigned to living alone for the rest of her life she suddenly finds herself erotically attracted to a stranger. Joseph is an American architect who has come to the city to build a hotel. Refusing to accept that his wife has left him or the trauma of a war he once fought in, the question is whether these survivors of the battles of the Seventies are meant for each other or not. And what happened to a factory in Dresden which long ago made the perfect face cream . . . 'Perhaps her most accessible novel to date ... Grant's prose is blunt, honest, yet often beautiful and bitingly funny. Equally comfortable discussing concepts of justice and grooming routinme, the voices Grant creates are striking and authentic. Her characters are irascible, witty, fierce, and full of the contradictions and blind spots that make them wholly human. This is a compelling and satisfying novel' Rachel Seiffert, author of The Dark Room

Well Said Well Said: Instructor's Manual Instructor's Manual

Well Said Well Said: Instructor's Manual Instructor's Manual

Author: Linda Grant Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/06/2009

Well Said

Well Said

Author: Linda Grant Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 27/03/2009

The Well Said series offers a lively communicative approach to building and improving pronunciation and speaking skills through strategies development and abundant confidence-building activities.

The Thoughtful Dresser

The Thoughtful Dresser

Author: Linda Grant Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2009

A good handbag makes the outfit. Only the rich can afford cheap shoes. The only thing worse than being skint is looking as if you're skint.' For centuries, an interest in clothes has been dismissed as the trivial pursuit of vain empty-headed women. Yet, clothes matter, whether you are interested in fashion or not because what we choose to dress ourselves in defines our identity. For the immigrant arriving in a new country to the teenager who needs to be part of the fashion pack or the woman turning forty who must reassess her wardrobe, the truth is that how we look and what we wear, tells a story. And what a story. THE THOUGHTFUL DRESSER tells us how a woman's hat saved her life in Nazi Germany, looks at the role of department stores in giving women a public place outside the home, savours the sheer joy of finding the right dress. Here is the thinking woman's guide to our relationship with what we wear: why we want to look our best and why it matters. THE THOUGHTFUL DRESSER celebrates the pleasure of adornment

The People On The Street: A Writer's View Of Israel

The People On The Street: A Writer's View Of Israel

Author: Linda Grant Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/03/2006

The further away anyone was from that block of Ben Yehuda street, the easier it seemed to find a solution to the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians, that stubborn mess in the centre of the Middle East and the more I studied these solutions, the more I thought that they depended for their implementation on a population of table football men, painted in the colours of the two teams: blue and white for the Israelis, green, red and black for the Palestinians. All the international community had to do was to twist the levers and the little players would kick and swing and send the ball into the net, to victory' One block of a Tel Aviv street is the starting point for Linda Grant's exploration of the inner dynamics of Israelis - not the government and its policies, but the people themselves, in all their variety. Iraqi shop-keepers, Teenage soldiers, Mob bosses, Tunisian-born settlers, Russian scientists, and the father of the child victim of a suicide bomber are some of the people she meets.

International Student Edition for Well Said Intro

International Student Edition for Well Said Intro

Author: Linda Grant Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/02/2006

International Student Edition for Well Said Intro

Well Said Intro CDs

Well Said Intro CDs

Author: Linda Grant Format: Board book Release Date: 08/06/2005

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Well Said 2e-Inst Aud Tapes(4)

Well Said 2e-Inst Aud Tapes(4)

Author: Linda Grant Format: Audio cassette Release Date: 19/01/2003

Sexing the Millennium

Sexing the Millennium

Author: Linda Grant Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/11/2000

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