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Fenimore Cooper’s Literary Offenses

In this literary smackdown, one giant of American literature thoroughly demolishes the literary output of another. With his trademark plainspoken wit, Mark Twain presents a catalog of everything he hates about the work of James Fenimore Cooper, author of such classics as The Last of the Mohicans. Whether you're Team Twain or Team Fenimore Cooper, […]

Straight Talk on Writing

This compelling book provides you with eighteen insightful interviews with bestselling authors, writing instructors, agents, award-winning writers and more. You’ll learn how to create characters, plot more effectively, live the writer’s life with purpose and abandon, and much more. Interviewees include Orson Scott Card, George Singleton, Donald Maass, Dinty Moore, Peter Selgin, James Alexander Thom, […]

The Nighttime Novelist

Make Every Creative Moment Count Franz Kafka was an insurance agent. William Faulkner was a postmaster. Stephen King taught high school English, John Grisham was an attorney, and Toni Morrison worked in publishing. Though romantic fantasies of the writing life don’t often include a day job, the fact is that most writers have one.If you […]

Das Image von Journalisten

Umfrageergebnisse zum Ansehen bestimmter Berufe, wie sie immer mal wieder von Meinungsforschungsinstituten vorgelegt werden, verweisen eher auf ein relativ schlechtes Image von Journalisten. Auf Skalen, die zur – mittlung des Ansehens verschiedener Berufe in Umfragen eingesetzt w- den, landen Journalisten meist ziemlich weit unten – ganz in der Nähe von Politikern. In den letzten Jahren […]

Accent Matters

The accentual systems of the Baltic and Slavic languages continue to intrigue scholars of general and historical linguistics. They play an important role in the reconstruction of the linguistic ancestor of Baltic and Slavic, but also in the typological study of accentual systems. This volume contains contributions related to the accentology of the Baltic and […]

The I’m Alan Partridge Quiz & Trivia Book

Aha! It’s ‘The I’m Alan Partridge Quiz & Trivia Book’ 100 questions featuring Norwich’s very own broadcasting legend and embarrassing son. Test your knowledge on all twelve episodes of ‘I’m Alan Partridge’ from his pro-longed stay at the Linton Travel Tavern to his static caravan days with Sonja, his Ukrainian girlfriend. This excellent book also […]

How to Kick Someone’s Ass

Giving difficult news clearly and sensitively is no easy task. However, there are ways to say the right thing at the right time. 500 Letters for Difficult Situations offers helpful templates for when you need to say something tactfully and gracefully. Inside, you’ll find letters to guide you through the most challenging communications, including how […]

The Intellectual’s Checklist

Can you name: All five movements of Beethoven’s Missa solemnis. Check. The films that Kurosawa based on Western works. Check. Dante’s Nine Circles of Hell. Check. If so, you’re off to an edifying start–but that’s just round one in this hard-hitting match of wits and wisdom. Take the formidable plunge–and find out if you are […]

The Soap Quiz Book

Can you remember Hilda Ogden, Annie Sugden and Dirty Den or are you more familiar with the current soap stars who keep us hooked with the ever changing dramatic events that shape their onscreen lives? All your favourite characters from yesteryear can be found in this quiz book alongside those more contemporary villains television audiences […]