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David Mitchell - Author

About the Author

Born in 1969, David Mitchell grew up in Worcestershire. After graduating from Kent University, he taught English in Japan, where he wrote his first novel, Ghostwritten. Published in 1999, it was awarded the Mail on Sunday John Llewellyn Rhys Prize and shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award. His second novel, number9dream, was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, and in 2003, David Mitchell was selected as one of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists. His third novel, Cloud Atlas, was shortlisted for six awards including the Man Booker Prize, and adapted for film in 2012. It was followed by Black Swan Green, shortlisted for the Costa Novel of the Year Award, and The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, which was a No. 1 Sunday Times bestseller. Both were also longlisted for the Booker. In 2013, The Reason I Jump: One Boy's Voice From the Silence of Autism by Naoki Higashida was published in a translation from the Japanese by David Mitchell and KA Yoshida. It was an immediate bestseller in the UK and later in the US as well.

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Featured books by David Mitchell

Other books by David Mitchell

Great Britons' Days Out

Great Britons' Days Out

Author: David Mitchell, Robert Webb Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 31/12/2019

An Introduction to Logic

An Introduction to Logic

Author: David Mitchell Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/12/2019

Originally published in 1967. The common aim of all logical enquiry is to discover and analyse correctly the forms of valid argument. In this book concise expositions of traditional, Aristotelian logic and of modern systems of propositional and predicative logic show how far that aim has been achieved.

Dishonesty is the Second-Best Policy And Other Rules to Live By

Dishonesty is the Second-Best Policy And Other Rules to Live By

Author: David Mitchell Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/11/2019

** THE NEW BOOK FROM THE AWARD-WINNING COMEDIAN AND WRITER - PRE-ORDER NOW ** 'Mitchell is an exceptionally clever, eloquent and spot-on commentator. We should be grateful for him.' Daily Mail David Mitchell's 2014 bestseller Thinking About It Only Makes It Worse must really have made people think - because everything's got worse. We've gone from UKIP surge to Brexit shambles, from horsemeat in lasagne to Donald Trump in the White House, from Woolworths going under to all the other shops going under. It's probably socially irresponsible even to try to cheer up. But if you're determined to give it a go, you might enjoy this eclectic collection (or eclection) of David Mitchell's attempts to make light of all that darkness. Scampi, politics, the Olympics, terrorism, exercise, rude street names, inheritance tax, salad cream, proportional representation and farts are all touched upon by Mitchell's unremitting laser of chit-chat, as he negotiates a path between the commercialisation of Christmas and the true spirit of Halloween. Read this book and slightly change your life! 'Mitchell combines breathtaking general knowledge with withering wit.' Guardian

Dishonesty is the Second-Best Policy And Other Rules to Live By

Dishonesty is the Second-Best Policy And Other Rules to Live By

Author: David Mitchell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/11/2019

** THE NEW BOOK FROM THE AWARD-WINNING COMEDIAN AND WRITER - PRE-ORDER NOW ** 'Mitchell is an exceptionally clever, eloquent and spot-on commentator. We should be grateful for him.' Daily Mail David Mitchell's 2014 bestseller Thinking About It Only Makes It Worse must really have made people think - because everything's got worse. We've gone from UKIP surge to Brexit shambles, from horsemeat in lasagne to Donald Trump in the White House, from Woolworths going under to all the other shops going under. It's probably socially irresponsible even to try to cheer up. But if you're determined to give it a go, you might enjoy this eclectic collection (or eclection) of David Mitchell's attempts to make light of all that darkness. Scampi, politics, the Olympics, terrorism, exercise, rude street names, inheritance tax, salad cream, proportional representation and farts are all touched upon by Mitchell's unremitting laser of chit-chat, as he negotiates a path between the commercialisation of Christmas and the true spirit of Halloween. Read this book and slightly change your life! 'Mitchell combines breathtaking general knowledge with withering wit.' Guardian

Rail Freight in Devon and Cornwall

Rail Freight in Devon and Cornwall

Author: David Mitchell Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/07/2019

The way it was - an Historical perspective; traffic connected to an agriculture based economy, including a look at broccoli traffic etc. Supporting photos mainly steam from the 1950s (more b&w but some colour). - Milk traffic. A brief history with a more detailed (mainly pictorial) look at individual dairies from 1960s through to the end in 1981. Locations including Torrington, Lapford, Hemyock, Seaton Jn, Chard Jn, Totnes and Lostwithiel. A little steam, more diesel hydraulic and ending with diesel electric classes (mix of b&w and colour, weighted towards the former.) - China Clay. Probably the largest section of the book, perhaps 20%+. A bit of history with a few steam photos, but also a more detailed pictorial look at those loading points active from the 1970s to the present such as Burngullow and the Parkandillack branch, Par Harbour, Goonbarrow Jn, Fowey docks, Wenford, Moorswater and Plymouth. Views inclg related buildings, wagons etc (mainly colour). - Ball clay; Meeth and Heathfield branches - mainly 1970s to the end in early 2000's. - Grain and Fertiliser traffic; a short section, mainly on the Truro, Plymouth & Lapford service in the 1990s. - Coal.A general look, but majoring on Exmouth Jn Coal concentration depot (1967-92). Also 1990s flows for Plymstock cement works and Falmouth Docks. - Oil. Traffic flows to Exeter, Heathfield, Plymouth and Hayle Wharves etc (1970s to the end in 2012). - MOD. A shortish section, dealing with traffic to local bases, including nuclear from Devonport Dockyard. (1970s on). - Scrap Metal - from Plymouth, Exeter and St Blazey. (1970s on). - Cement. A brief look back to the 1960s-70s; Exeter Central, Plymouth and Chacewater in the 1980s; also the more recent Moorswater flow. - Timber. Traffic from Lapford (1980s), Exeter (1990s), Teignbridge & Exeter (present). - Aggregate. ( Mainly Mendip Rail to Exeter from 1990s on). - 'Speedlink', 'Enterprise' etc. Wagonload from 1970s to the end (2000s). Including a look at various locations, including Barnstaple, Whimple (cider), Pinhoe (bricks), Exeter, Plymouth, Cornwall (calcified seaweed) etc. - A short look at a couple of special 'one off' traffics. (1990s) - A section on 'civils' traffic, p.w. work trains. (Length might depend on space available after the above!), and - Railway ballast trains, mainly from Meldon Quarry (a little steam, photos from 1960s to the end). - Weed killers, RHTT and test trains.( Photos under the different sections could include some wagon views. All photos from 1990s on probably in colour; prior to that would be a mix.)

Cloud Atlas Hachette Essentials

Cloud Atlas Hachette Essentials

Author: David Mitchell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/06/2019

The Hachette Essentials series comprises a collection of titles that are regarded as modern classics. A carefully and lovingly curated selection of distinctive, ground-breaking fiction and non-fiction titles published since 1950. Timeless. Relevant. Passionate. Unified as a series - distinctive as books. A good book is great. A great book is essential. Souls cross ages like clouds cross skies . . . Six interlocking lives - one amazing adventure. In a narrative that circles the globe and reaches from the 19th century to a post-apocalyptic future, Cloud Atlas erases the boundaries of time, genre and language to offer an enthralling vision of humanity's will to power, and where it will lead us. *Please note that the end of p39 and p40 are intentionally blank*

Making Foreign Policy Presidential Management of the Decision-Making Process

Making Foreign Policy Presidential Management of the Decision-Making Process

Author: David Mitchell Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/06/2019

Originally published in 2005. David Mitchell provides a better understanding of the role presidents play in the decision-making process in terms of their influence on two key steps in the process: deliberation and outcome of policy making. The events that have taken place in relation to the Bush administration's decisions to fight the war on terrorism and invade Iraq highlight how important it is to understand the president's role in formulating policy. This influential study presents an advisory system theory of decision-making to examine cases of presidential policy formulation drawn from the Nixon, Carter, Reagan, Clinton and Bush administrations. Easily accessible to scholars, graduates and advanced undergraduates interested in US foreign policy or foreign policy analysis, presidential studies, and bureaucracy and public administrations scholars, and to practitioners and those with a general interest in International Relations.

From Snicket to Wicket

From Snicket to Wicket

Author: David Mitchell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/10/2018

Michaelmas

Michaelmas

Author: David Mitchell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/08/2018

The festival of Michaelmas follows on from the autumn equinox and celebrates the archangel Michael. This book is a rich collection of essays on the significant of Michael in our time. It includes perspectives on Michael's appearance and influence around the world, Michael and the Hebrew nations, Christian legends from Egypt and Michael's relationship to the Mystery of Golgotha. The leading essays are by Rudolf Steiner and Ita Wegman, and the book is beautifully illustrated in colour. It offers teachers and parents alike an abundant selection of stories, tales and legends which explain why Michaelmas continues to be such an important festival, uniting the forces of heaven with the forces of the earth and the seasons.

Slade House

Slade House

Author: David Mitchell Format: eBook Release Date: 15/05/2018

Das neue Buch von David Mitchell, dem Autor des von den Wachowski-Geschwistern verfilmten, genre- und zeitenubergreifenden Romans "e;Wolkenatlas"e;: ein Schauerroman par excellence. Geh die Slade Alley hinunter - schmal, feucht und leicht zu verfehlen, selbst wenn du sie suchst. Finde das kleine schwarze Eisentor in der Mauer zur Rechten. Keine Klinke, kein Schlsselloch, aber wenn du es berhrst, schwingt es auf. Tritt in den sonnendurchfluteten Garten eines alten Hauses, das dort unpassend wirkt: zu nobel fr die schbige Nachbarschaft, irgendwie zu gro fr das Grundstck. Ein Fremder begrt dich und fhrt dich hinein. Zunchst mchtest du gar nicht mehr fort. Dann merkst du, dass du es nicht mehr kannst. Denn alle neun Jahre, am letzten Sonntag im Oktober, wird ein "e;Gast"e; ins Slade House eingeladen. Doch warum wurde er oder sie ausgewhlt, von wem und zu welchem Zweck? Die Antwort findet sich dort am hinteren Ende des Flurs, oben am Absatz der Treppe. "e;Slade House"e; ist ein raffiniert komponiertes Schauerstck. Und auch eine literarische Hommage an die groen Klassiker der fantastischen Literatur, von "e;Alice im Wunderland"e; bis zur "e;Rocky Horror Picture Show"e; - ein Buch wie eine Escher'sche Kippfigur, von einem der einfallsreichsten und phantasiebegabtesten Schriftsteller der zeitgenssischen Literatur. Mitchell zaubert bunt und lustvoll und verzaubert damit uns.

The Ecology of Inclusive Education Strategies to Tackle the Crisis in Educating Diverse Learners

The Ecology of Inclusive Education Strategies to Tackle the Crisis in Educating Diverse Learners

Author: David Mitchell Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/04/2018

Educators today face two major challenges. The first, is to develop an education system which meets the needs of an ever more diverse student population. The second, is to successfully implement such a system. This requires nothing less than a revolutionary transformation of current approaches taken to education. Drawing on research-based evidence and offering over 70 concrete strategies to help educators respond to these challenges, this unique book provides a blueprint for an education system which will recognize the rights of all students, while engendering social cohesion and an equitable society. Broadening the scope of inclusive education, the author presents an ecological model - a system which places children at its centre and acknowledges the impacts of school, community, bureaucracy and society, to maximize opportunities for learning, and see students achieve the same levels of attainment, regardless of their gender, socio-economic status, ethnicity, religious beliefs or disability. A timely book which addresses the concerns of teachers and educators around the globe, The Ecology of Inclusive Education will give its readers the knowledge and confidence they require to meet the needs of each and every learner.

The Ecology of Inclusive Education Strategies to Tackle the Crisis in Educating Diverse Learners

The Ecology of Inclusive Education Strategies to Tackle the Crisis in Educating Diverse Learners

Author: David Mitchell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/04/2018

Educators today face two major challenges. The first, is to develop an education system which meets the needs of an ever more diverse student population. The second, is to successfully implement such a system. This requires nothing less than a revolutionary transformation of current approaches taken to education. Drawing on research-based evidence and offering over 70 concrete strategies to help educators respond to these challenges, this unique book provides a blueprint for an education system which will recognize the rights of all students, while engendering social cohesion and an equitable society. Broadening the scope of inclusive education, the author presents an ecological model - a system which places children at its centre and acknowledges the impacts of school, community, bureaucracy and society, to maximize opportunities for learning, and see students achieve the same levels of attainment, regardless of their gender, socio-economic status, ethnicity, religious beliefs or disability. A timely book which addresses the concerns of teachers and educators around the globe, The Ecology of Inclusive Education will give its readers the knowledge and confidence they require to meet the needs of each and every learner.

Kostani satovi

Kostani satovi

Author: David Mitchell Format: eBook Release Date: 25/10/2017

U sirem izboru za nagradu Man BookerFascinantno."e; - The New YorkerNakon strasne svaA e s majkom zbog deA ka, petnaestogodiA nja Holly Sykes za sobom zalupi vrata obitelji i starom A ivotu. Holly ipak nije tipiA na tinejdA erica A to je pobjegla od kuA e: kao senzibilno dijete kojeg su svojedobno kontaktirali glasovi koje je znala tek kao "e;ljude s radija"e;, pravi je gromobran psihiA kih fenomena. Holly je privukla pozornost skupine opasnih okultista - i njihovih neprijatelja. No Hollyn bijeg tog vruA eg ljeta 1984. tek je uvod u A okantan nestanak koji cijelu obitelj nepovratno rani. Ova tajna obiljeA it A e A est desetljeA a Hollyna A ivota i sve koje na tom A ivotnom putu sretne - roA ene, neroA ene, neumrle i besmrtne.Roman KoA tani satovi osebujan je kaleidoskop A ije A arene krhotine premeA e neusporedivi David Mitchell, autor kojeg kritika naziva romanopiscem A to ukazuje na buduA nost knjiA evnosti. Elegantan kreator meA usobno povezanih priA a, smioni krA itelj pravila A anra i majstorski prozni stilist, Mitchell je jedan od vodeA ih knjiA evnih glasova svoje generacije. KoA tani satovi prA te od inovativnosti, duha i A istog pripovjedaA kog uA itka - proza vas naprosto ne moA e oA arati viA e od ove.Ovo je roman kojim Mitchell doseA e nasljeA e Atlasa oblaka.-Los Angeles TimesNaizmjence duhovit, snaA an i uA asavajuA i, pravi trijumf umijeA a.-San Francisco ChronicleMitchell je literarni A arobnjak koji prkosi pravilima A anra, skaA e kroz vrijeme, putuje svijetom i sriA e zagonetke.-EsquireBogat amalgam stvarnosne proze, gotske groze i pseudootkrovenja: joA jedan primjer da Mitchellova spisateljska gipkost ne poznaje granice.-The Washington PostZapanjujuA e... Mitchell je gustoA u vremenskog stroja svojeg pustolovnog pripovijedanja A to zaprepaA A uje A itatelja spojio s tradicionalnim realizmom i ambicijama koje prkose smrti. - The New York Times Book ReviewS engleskoga preveo SaA a StanA inDavid Mitchell je za svoj prvi roman Ghostwritten (1999) dobio nagradu Mail on Sunday / John Llewellyn Rhys za najbolju knjigu autora mlaA eg od 35 godina te je uvrA ten u uA i izbor za Guardian First Book Award.Njegov drugi roman number9dream (2001) uvrA ten je u uA i izbor za nagrade Booker i James Tait Black Memorial Prize, a 2003. A asopis Granta ukljuA io ga je u izbor najboljih mladih britanskih romanopisaca.ZahvaljujuA i nagraA ivanome Atlasu oblaka iz 2004. (Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize, South Bank Show Literature Award, Richard & Judy Best Read of the Year te u uA em izboru za joA A est nagrada ukljuA ujuA i Man Booker) Mitchell postaje velika knjiA evna zvijezda. UzevA i roman Atlas oblaka za predloA ak, Lana i Andy Wachowski i Tom Tykwer snimili su 2012. godine istoimeni film.Uslijedili su romani Livada Crnog Labuda (uA i izbor za nagradu Man Booker 2006.) i TisuA u jeseni Jacoba de Zoeta (2010), a najnovije mu je djelo Slade House (2015).David Mitchell roA en je 1969. godine u Worcestershireu; proveo je viA e godina poduA avajuA i u Japanu, a sada A ivi u Irskoj.

Politics and Peace in Northern Ireland Political Parties and the Implementation of the 1998 Agreement

Politics and Peace in Northern Ireland Political Parties and the Implementation of the 1998 Agreement

Author: David Mitchell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/10/2017

Politics and peace in Northern Ireland analyses the complex and contradictory process of implementing the Good Friday Agreement. Using the lens of security dilemma theory, it begins with an original overview of the conflict, the Agreement and post-1998 politics. The book then explores post-Agreement Northern Ireland through the eyes of each of the four main political parties, showing how they tried to shape the course of peace implementation, and how implementation, in turn, shaped the fates and fortunes of the parties. Drawing on extensive original research, this book explains the promise and limits of the Agreement. It shows how and why the two sides' mutual insecurities repeatedly derailed peace implementation, and reflects on the likely direction of parties and politics in the future. This clearly written and up-to-date book will be of interest to scholars and students of recent Northern Irish history, ethnic conflict and peace-making. -- .

thousand autumns of Jacob de Zoet

thousand autumns of Jacob de Zoet

Author: David Mitchell Format: eBook Release Date: 16/08/2017

V novom perevode - velikolepnyj roman sovremennogo klassika Dehvida Mitchella, dvazhdy finalista Bukerovskoj premii, avtora takih intellektual'nyh bestsellerov, kak "e;Son , "e;Oblachnyj atlas (nedavno ehkranizirovannyj Tomom Tykverom i brat'yami Vachovski), "e;Golodnyj dom i drugie. Dehdzima - kroshechnyj ostrovok pod bokom u ogromnoj feodal'noj YAponii, gollandskaya torgovaya faktoriya. YAponiya - kroshechnaya ostrovnaya strana pod bokom u celogo ogromnogo mira, ot kotorogo ona otgorodilas' na neskol'ko vekov i kotoryj zhelaet urvat' ot nee lakomyj kusochek, i gollandskaya faktoriya - edinstvennoe okno v ehtot mir. Na Dehdzimu - obitalishche hitroumnyh kupcov, kovarnyh perevodchikov i dorogih kurtizanok - pribyvaet molodoj klerk YAkob de Zut. Za pyat' let on dolzhen zarabotat' sostoyanie dostatochnoe, chtoby prosit' ruki ostavshejsya v Rotterdame vozlyublennoj - odnako na Dehdzime ego vnimaniem zavladevayut molodaya yaponskaya akusherka Orito i zloveshchij nastoyatel' dalekogo gornogo monastyrya EHnomoto-sehnsehj