Waiting for Kate BushThis unusual hybrid of satirical comic novel and music biography has two heroes: an American fan and the object of his fixation, the wildly eccentric singer Kate Bush..A fictional account of one strange man's obsessive preoccupation with England's even stranger 'Pre-Raphaelite nymph with the Minnie Mouse soprano', this is a hugely entertaining satirical pop story.Full of bizarre characters and plot twists it also sheds unexpected light on what Kate Bush has been up to in the long wilderness years since the release of her last album. Hardback edition.
Down by the river bank, where the wind whispers through the willow trees, is a very pleasant place to have a lunch with a few friends. But life is not always so peaceful for the Mole and the Water Rat. There is the time, for example, when Tad gets interested in motor-cars – goes mad about them in fact…
The story of the adventures of the Mole, Rat, Badger, and Toad has been loved by young and old for almost a hundred years.
Why do the ancient Greeks occupy such a prominent place in conceptions of Western culture and identity? What about them made generations of influential scholars and writers view Hellenic culture as the uniquely essential starting point for understanding the art and reflection that define the West? Does this view tell the whole story?
The Story of Santa Claus is a stage 2 reader from the Express Primary Readers series for elementary students. It tells the story of Mr. Claus, a carpenter, who lives in the cold North with his wife, Mrs. Claus. They decide to make toys to give to the children in the village. The next year, there is a lot of snow and the Claus's become very cold as they make their deliveries. To reward them for their kindness, an angel appears and helps them on their journey. What does she give to the kind couple?
“A superb achievement: his prose has instant, lucid beauty and his narrative voice has a perfect poise and certainty. His account of deprivation and survival is marvellously sure, and the imaginative alignment of his story is exactly right.” Tom Paulin
In this searing and surprising memoir, Samantha Geimer, "the girl" at the center of the infamous Roman Polanski sexual assault case, breaks a virtual thirty-five-year silence to tell her story and reflect on the events of that day and their lifelong repercussions.
Teasing Secrets from the Dead: My Investigations at America's Most Infamous Crime Scenes
Teasing Secrets from the Dead is a front-lines story of crime scene investigation at some of the most infamous sites in recent history. In this absorbing, surprising, and undeniably compelling book, forensics expert Emily Craig tells her own story of a life spent teasing secrets from the dead.