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Carver's Truth

Carver's Truth

Author: Nick Rennison, Nick Rennsion Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/08/2016

London, 1871. Traveller, photographer and sometime intelligencer Adam Carver is asked by a friend from the Foreign Office to find Dolly Delaney, a West End dancing girl who has been involved with a diplomat and since disappeared. What seems a straightforward case soon proves otherwise. Carver is discomfited to come across alluring daguerreotypes of Dolly and he seeks answers from one of her fellow dancers, the feisty Hetty Gallant. Soon, Carver and his stoical manservant Quint are drawn north to York, where they are implicated in a shocking death. The pair flee across the Channel, but soon encounter new treacheries in Berlin, the imposing and dangerous capital of the nascent Germany. Carver's Truth is both a compelling murder mystery and a splendidly full-blooded portrait of mid-Victorian England.

The Rivals Of Sherlock Holmes

The Rivals Of Sherlock Holmes

Author: Nick Rennison Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/10/2015

The Rivals Of Dracula

The Rivals Of Dracula

Author: Nick Rennison Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/10/2015

The London Blue Plaque Guide: 4th Edition

The London Blue Plaque Guide: 4th Edition

Author: Nick Rennison Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2015

Connecting people with places, London's distinctive Blue Plaque scheme highlights the buildings where some of the most remarkable men and women in our history and culture have lived and worked. From Richard Burton to Karl Marx, Marie Stopes to Jimi Hendrix, this fully updated 4th edition of The London Blue Plaque Guide has over 900 entries and provides an essential companion to the famous people who have made their homes in the city. It includes updated maps and a useful list of names by profession as well as location. As the definitive guide to the fascinating historical figures who have lived in London, it will be invaluable to residents and tourists alike.

Robin Hood

Robin Hood

Author: Nick Rennison Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2012

100 Must-Read American Novels Discover Your Next Great Read...

100 Must-Read American Novels Discover Your Next Great Read...

Author: Nick Rennison, Ed Wood Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/09/2010

Which 100 novels represent the finest American literature ever produced? Let this book be your guide. Ordered A-Z by author this latest title in the popular Must-Read series provides a rich resource for your reading. It features 100 titles from 19th century classics: Melville's Moby Dick and Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, to the 1920s generation: Hemingway, F Scott Fitzgerald and William Faulkner, the Beat generation (Kerouac's On the Road) to the major writers of today: Toni Morrison (Beloved) Michael Chabon (The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay), Jonathan Franzen (The Corrections), Donna Tartt (The Secret History) and Barbara Kingsolver (The Poisonwood Bible). All the major figures are covered from Fenimore Cooper to the present day, as well as lesser known and more offbeat writers that you may not yet have discoverd such as Dawn Powell, William Maxwell and Marilynne Robinson. The Read-On suggestions provide up to 500 recommendations for further titles and a long Introduction provides contextual and historical background on American fiction, providing great value and everything you need to expand your range of reading.

100 Must-Read Prize-Winning Novels Discover Your Next Great Read...

100 Must-Read Prize-Winning Novels Discover Your Next Great Read...

Author: Nick Rennison Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/09/2010

A large number of people each year make their reading decisions on the basis of prizes like the Booker and Orange Guide to Fiction. This new title in the successful Must-Read series provides an overview of prize-winning fiction over the decades. With 100 titles fully featured and over 500 read-on recommendations, this unique survey of literature incorporates some of the finest contemporary fiction ever produced including Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children (Booker), Jonathan Coe's What a Carve Up (John Llewellyn Rhys), Andrea Levy's Small Island (Orange), Louis de Bernieres's Captain Corelli's Mandolin (Commonwealth Writers' Prize), Zadie Smith's White Teeth (Guardian First Book Award), Arundhati Roy's The God of Small Things (Booker). As well as Booker and Pullitzer prize-winners the book also finds room for those that have triumphed in less familiar prizes, such as the Betty Trask and the John Lewellyn Rhys. It looks at prize winners in certain genres such as crime and science fiction, as well as prize winners from other countries: the French Prix de Goncourt and the Australian Miles Franklin award. Because of the sheer range of prizes across countries and genres - this is a diverse and rich list that no book worm would want to be without.

Bloomsbury Good Reading Guide Discover Your Next Great Read

Bloomsbury Good Reading Guide Discover Your Next Great Read

Author: Nick Rennison Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/10/2009

The essential guide to the wild uncharted world of contemporary and 20th century writing. Robert McCrum, The Observer Deciding what to read next when you've just finished an unputdownable novel can be daunting. The Bloomsbury Good Reading Guide features hundreds of authors and thousands of titles, with navigation features to lead you on a rich journey through some of the best literature to grace our shelves. This greatly expanded edition features 40 new author entries including more recently established authors with a proven body of work: Monica Ali, Anne Enright, Jonathan Franzen and Marina Lewycka, more non-fiction writers (Roger Deakin, Robert Macfarlane, Graham Robb, Kate Summerscale), new sections including 'New Writers to Watch' and 'Forgotten Classics' and major revisions throughout. An accessible and authoritative guide that no serious book lover should be without.

100 Must-read Life-changing Books

100 Must-read Life-changing Books

Author: Nick Rennison Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/09/2008

Novels which transform our ideas about human possibilities, biographies which celebrate the achievements of extraordinary individuals, polemical works of non-fiction which oblige us to alter our views of the world or of human society: all of us can remember reading at least one book which made us think about the world anew. Here, the author of the popular Bloomsbury Good Reading Guide, selects the very best books which may or may not have changed the world, but which have certainly changed the lives of thousands of people who have read them. Some examples of titles included: Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings - a poignant recording of the author's triumph over the obstacles of being black and poor in a racist society. Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist. Santiago's meeting with the alchemist opens his eyes to the true values of life, love and suffering The Diary of Anne Frank Half a century later the story of a teenager coming to maturity in the most terrible of circumstances remains profoundly moving. Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet Gibran's poetic essays reveal his thoughts on everything in life from love and marriage to the enigmas of birth and death. Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance Pirsig's narrator creates a philosophical masterpiece that has the power to change lives.

The Book Of Lists London

The Book Of Lists London

Author: Nick Rennison Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/04/2007

Why did London Underground once employ a one-legged man to ride up and down the escalators at Earl's Court tube station? What did Hitler plan to do with Nelson's Column? Why is London's only medieval mummy a prostitute named Clarice la Claterballock? How did a beer flood in Tottenham Court Road drown nine people? Where can you see a pair of Queen Victoria's knickers? Containing chapters covering London past and present; buildings and streets; famous and unexpected Londoners; arts, literature and crime; plus much much more, the 180 lists will amaze, amuse and inform. More than simply a keepsake for tourists, every self-respecting Londoner needs this book.

Roget

Roget

Author: Nick Rennison Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/04/2007

100 Must-read Classic Novels

100 Must-read Classic Novels

Author: Nick Rennison Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/10/2006

Want to become a classic novel buff, or expand your reading of some of the finest novels ever published? With 100 of the best titles fully reviewed and a further 500 recommended, you'll quickly set out on a journey of discovery.

100 Must-read Crime Novels

100 Must-read Crime Novels

Author: Nick Rennison, Richard Shephard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/09/2006

Want to become a crime novel buff, or expand your reading in your favourite genre? This is a good place to start! From the publishers of the popular, Good Reading Guide comes a rich selection of the some of the finest crime novels ever published. With 100 of the best titles fully reviewed and a further 500 recommended, you'll quickly become an expert on the world of crime. The book also allows you to browse by theme, includes 'a reader's fast-guide to the world of crime fiction' as well listing the top 10 crime characters and their creators, award winners and book club recommendations.

Contemporary British Novelists

Contemporary British Novelists

Author: Nick Rennison Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/11/2004

Featuring a broad range of contemporary British novelists from Iain Banks to Jeanette Winterson, Louis de Bernieres to Irvine Welsh and Salman Rushdie, this book offers an excellent introductory guide to the contemporary literary scene. Each entry includes concise biographical information on each of the key novelists and analysis of their major works and themes. Fully cross-referenced and containing extensive guides to further reading, Fifty Contemporary British Novelists is the ideal guide to modern British fiction for both the student and the contemporary fiction buff alike.

Contemporary British Novelists

Contemporary British Novelists

Author: Nick Rennison Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/11/2004

Featuring a broad range of contemporary British novelists from Iain Banks to Jeanette Winterson, Louis de Bernieres to Irvine Welsh and Salman Rushdie, this book offers an excellent introductory guide to the contemporary literary scene. Each entry includes concise biographical information on each of the key novelists and analysis of their major works and themes. Fully cross-referenced and containing extensive guides to further reading, Fifty Contemporary British Novelists is the ideal guide to modern British fiction for both the student and the contemporary fiction buff alike.

Poets on Poets

Poets on Poets

Author: Nick Rennison Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/10/1997

To mark National Poetry, Day Nick Rennison, who compiled the Waterstone's Guide to Poetry, and Michael Schmidt, editorial director of Carcanet, invited a number of contemporary poets to select work by poets of the past, beginning in the late fourteenth century and ending in the early twentieth, and to provide brief headnotes to describe their choices. The result is an anthology with a difference. From Gower to Yeats, from the old and the new worlds, the selectors and the selected converge in a volume of wonderful poetry and rich surprise. Providing more than 450 pages of poetry and commentary in a handsome large two-column format, Poets on Poets celebrates vital continuities: the range of poets making selections and the range of poetry selected is without precedent in an English-language poetry anthology. Its aim is to encourage a wider readership of classic English poetry and to signal the generative connection between new poetry and the best of the past.

The London Blue Plaque Guide

The London Blue Plaque Guide

Author: Nick Rennison Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/1980

London's distinctive blue plaques commemorate remarkable men and women who have lived in the capital. This guide describes the careers of nearly 800 individuals; well-known names such as Charles Dickens, Karl Marx, Jimi Hendrix and Florence Nightingale are featured as well as accounts of the antics and achievements of less received figures whose lives have also been commemorated by a blue plaque. Jimi Hendrix, whose flamboyant methods of guitar playing - behind his back, with his teeth - remain strong in public memory, lived next door to a house in which dwelt a very different musician - George Frederick Handel. Listed in alphabetical order and including informative and sometimes irreverant anecdotes about many of the famous, this second edition also includes maps showing the location of plaques in Central London, and illustrations of some of the more remarkable individuals. This edition includes over 60 new entries and a new introduction which includes mention of some of the more distinctive and interesting unofficial plaques.

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