Postcards from the Boys

Author: Ringo Starr
ISBN: 1844034232
Release Date: 2005-09-01
Genre: Postcards

A unique insight into the friendship between the members of the Beatles through postcards sent to Ringo from John, Paul and George. Sensationally presented, this book features 53 postcards sent by John Lennon, George Harrison and Paul McCartney to Ringo Starr. The superb facsimile reproductions of the cards, complete with the occasional drawing, depict both the spontaneous wit and art of the Beatles. The reproduction of the postcards is supplemented by revealing text from Ringo explaining the meaning behind the cards and documenting the corresponding moments in his life. This visually stunning and intriguing book is, quite simply, a must-have for anyone interested in the story of the Beatles phenomenon.

Postcards from the Past

Author: Marcia Willett
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781448154609
Release Date: 2013-10-10
Genre: Fiction

Can you ever escape your family ties? Siblings Billa and Ed share their beautiful, grand old childhood home in rural Cornwall. Their lives are uncomplicated. With family and friends nearby and their free and easy living arrangements, life seems as content as can be. But when postcards start arriving from a sinister figure they thought belonged well and truly in their pasts, old memories are stirred. Why is he contacting them now? And what has he been hiding all these years? The heartwarming and captivating new novel from favourite author Marcia Willett - perfect for fans of Erica James, Santa Montefiore and Victoria Hislop

Postcards from No Man s Land

Author: Aidan Chambers
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781407077758
Release Date: 2010-11-30
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Jacob, aged 17, is abroad on his own for the time, visiting his grandfather's grave at the commemoration of the Second World War Battle of Arnhem in Holland. Jacob's life-changing experiences are interwoven with the extraordinary wartime story of passion and treachery that he learns from Geertrui, whose family is linked to Jacob's in a way he never suspected. The Originals are the pioneers of fiction for young adults. From political awakening, war and unrequited love to addiction, teenage pregnancy and nuclear holocaust, The Originals confront big issues and articulate difficult truths. The collection includes: The Outsiders - S.E. Hinton, I Capture the Castle - Dodie Smith, Postcards from No Man's Land - Aidan Chambers, After the First Death - Robert Cormier, Dear Nobody - Berlie Doherty, The Endless Steppe - Esther Hautzig, Buddy - Nigel Hinton, Across the Barricades - Joan Lingard, The Twelfth Day of July - Joan Lingard, No Turning Back - Beverley Naidoo, Z for Zachariah - Richard C. O'Brien, The Wave - Morton Rhue, The Red Pony - John Steinbeck, The Pearl - John Steinbeck, Stone Cold - Robert Swindells.

Postcards from the Trenches

Author: Allyson Booth
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019535625X
Release Date: 1996-11-07
Genre: Literary Criticism

The unprecedented magnitude of death during World War I forever altered how people perceived their world and how they represented those perceptions. In Postcards from the Trenches, Allyson Booth traces the complex relationship between British Great War culture and modernist writings. She shows that, through the experience of the Great War, both civilian and combatant modernist writers found that language could no longer represent experience. She goes on to identify and contextualize several of the resulting modernist tropes: she links the dissolving modernist self to soldiers' familiarity with corpses, the modernist mistrust of factuality to the apparent inaccessibility of facts regarding the "rape of Belgium," and the modernist interest in multiple viewpoints to the singularity of perspective with which generals studied battlefield maps. Though her emphasis is on literary works by Robert Graves, E.M. Forster, and Vera Brittain, among others, Booth's analysis extends to memorials, posters, and architecture of the Great War. This interdisciplinary quality of Booth's study results in a much deeper understanding of how the Great War affected cultural representations and how that culture represented the War.

Postcards from the Canyon

Author: Lisa Gitlin
Publisher: Bywater Books
ISBN: 9781612941127
Release Date: 2017-11-24
Genre: Fiction

Joanna’s mother just died, the FBI wants her to get a psychiatric evaluation, undocumented Chinese immigrants have taken over her apartment building, her lover hooks up with her best friend, and the country is being run by lunatics. Joanna clings to sanity by writing about her childhood, but plunging back into her tumultuous past only adds chaos to her life.

Over You

Author: Lucy Diamond
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9780330478328
Release Date: 2011-07-22
Genre: Fiction

For better. For worse. Forget him. Over You is a compelling story of friendship pushed to its limits by bestselling author Lucy Diamond. What the fans say: 'Full of friendship, family and how when life throws something at you, you have to fight back!' Emily Josie, Nell and Lisa go back a long way - they were flatmates, soulmates and best mates back in their twenties when life was one long party. Five years later, things are different. Josie is married with kids in deepest suburbia, free-spirit Nell has travelled the world, and Lisa is on the path to career glory (and the salary Premiership). A reunion weekend in London seems a great idea to Josie . . . until she discovers something which will change the course of her life forever. Praise for Lucy Diamond: 'A hugely satisfying read' Heat 'An absolute treat' Katie Fforde, bestselling author of A Summer at Sea 'Warm, witty and wise' Daily Mail

Mammoth Books presents Fermi and Frost

Author: Frederik Pohl
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781472104663
Release Date: 2012-09-27
Genre: Fiction

Astronomer Harry Malibert is at an airport when nuclear war breaks out. Having been recognised by a fan, he is offered a seat on a plane to Iceland. Though most of Reykjavík has been destroyed by a thermonuclear weapon, the rest of the Iceland has been left untouched. Malibert and the remaining survivors must take advantage of Iceland's geology in preparing for the nuclear winter ahead of them, all the while calculating their chances of survival and contemplating the Fermi paradox: given the size and age of the universe, there ought to be many extraterrestrial civilisations, yet none has so far been found. Will Malibert and his group survive, and will they or their successors live to see proof of extraterrestrial civilisation?

Platinum Pohl

Author: Frederik Pohl
Publisher: Tor Books
ISBN: 9781466826441
Release Date: 2007-01-23
Genre: Fiction

Frederik Pohl, the bestselling author of The Boy Who Would Live Forever, is famous for his novels, but first and foremost, he is a master of the science fiction short story. For more than fifty years he has been writing incisive, entertaining SF stories, several hundred in all. Even while writing his bestselling triple-crown (Hugo, Nebula, Campbell Award) novel Gateway and the other Heechee Saga novels, he has always written short fiction. Now, for the first time, he has gathered together the best of his many stories. Spanning the decades, these tales are in their way a living history of science fiction. Because Frederik Pohl has been on the frontlines of the field since the halcyon days of the late 1930s, and has written short stories in every decade since. And because he has always been a keen observer of the human condition and the world that is shaped by it, his stories reflect the currents of political movements, social trends, major events that have shaken the world . . . Yet at their core, all his stories are most acutely concerned with people. All sorts of people. Some are people you'll love, some you'll hate. But you will need to find out what happens to the people who inhabit these stories. Because Frederik Pohl imbues his characters with a depth and individuality that makes them as real as people you see every day. Of course, he also employs a mind-boggling variety of scientific ideas and science fictional tropes with which his characters must interact. And he does it all with seemingly no effort at all. That's some trick. Not everyone can do that . . . but that's why he was named a Grand Master of Science Fiction by his peers in the Science Fiction Writers of America. Here are his two Hugo Award winning stories, "Fermi and Frost" and "The Meeting" (with C. M. Kornbluth), along with such classic novellas as the powerful "The Gold at the Starbow's End" and "The Greening of Bed-Stuy," and stories such as "Servant of the People," "Shaffery Among the Immortals," and "Growing Up in Edge City," all finalists for major awards. And dozens of other wonderful tales, like "The Mayor of Mare Tranq" and the provocative "The Day the Martians Landed" and many others. Altogether, a grand collection of thought-provoking, entertaining science fiction by one of the all-time greats! At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Hardy Boys 04 The Missing Chums

Author: Franklin W. Dixon
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440673187
Release Date: 1930-03-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

The Hardy Boys series, first published in 1927, has sold more than 70 million copies! Now with a brand-new look, this is an edition that collectors won't want to miss! In The Missing Chums, the fourth book in the incredibly popular, long-running series, Frank and Joe Hardy must save their friends from a rogue group of kidnappers. A special treat for Hardy Boys fans and any reader who's new to the series. From the Hardcover edition.

Postcards from Pinsk

Author: Larry Duberstein
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 9781453294000
Release Date: 2015-04-14
Genre: Fiction

Postcards from Pinsk is the story of a middle-aged Beacon Hill shrink coming to grips with himself. The “postcard” is the catalyst for crisis—his wife of long standing is divorcing him. It appears she has good reason, yet as Orrin Summers wrestles with solitude, self-deception, and a general inability to behave himself, the reader becomes increasingly comfortable inside Orrin’s witty, quirky persona and increasingly won over by the slightly goofy heroism of this distinctly antiheroic figure. Long insulated from the real hurly burly of life, Orrin must take the late 1980s as he finds them making small talk with his ex-wife’s answering machine, coping with his daughter’s lovers, Hickey and Genghis Ferguson, fending off the private eye, Bemis, and finding surprising images of himself in The Man Crushed by Quarters, in The Boston Red Socks (and his own shoes), and in Pigford, a man of the streets with whom Orrin is forced to acknowledge “an irrefutable brotherhood of issues.” Orrin’s roommate, Eli Paperman, a hyperactive lawyer, and Eli’s beautiful girlfriend, Marcy Green, are drawn with the humor and accuracy we have come to expect from Larry Duberstein. The author manages to be at once inside and outside their skins, with his skillful mix of detached irony and unfailing sympathy. Postcards from Pinsk quietly and expertly observes a complex psychological event and in doing so avoids sentimentality, while affirming the value of one man’s small struggle for dignity. As always with Duberstein, the writing sparkles. A great deal of the pleasure of the novel is in its language, and in the little peregrinations through the streets and seasons of Boston, and through the daily rounds and revelations of its characters.

Postcards from the nursery

Author: Dawn Cope
Publisher: New Cavendish Books
ISBN: STANFORD:36105110324220
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles

Postcards from the Nursery is a tribute to the legions of children's illustrators - the renowned and the unsung heroines and heroes of children's illustra-tion in the early 20th century - when postcards were an essential communi-cations medium. They, together with mass circulation magzines, provided illustrators with a stepping stone to even greater achievements. Many, like Anne Anderson, Mabel Lucie Attwell, Cicely Mary Barker and Arthur Rackham took that successful step, others never received the accolades they deserved. This book provides a glimpse of how they coped in trying circumstances. The 750 picture postcards contained within display a rich variety of illus-trative styles, covering a period of over 40 years. All the traditional nursery themes imaginable are to be found - including nursery rhymes, fairy tales, fairyland fantasy, games and pastimes and many more. In addition, the history and commercial activities of most of the prominent postcard publishers are discussed. The lives and wor

Till the Boys Come Home

Author: Tonie Holt
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 9781473823525
Release Date: 2014-11-30
Genre: History

This is a new edition of this classic book which includes, in its over 700 postcards, many new, powerful propaganda images from nations on both sides of this epic conflict. Here are cards from the Queen's Collection, cards from America, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Britain, Bulgaria, Canada, Czechoslovakia, Egypt, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Rumania, Salonika, Serbia... All are faithfully reproduced from the original, whether in dramatic black and white or in exuberant colour and they are all at least 100 years old. But this is not just a picture book.??Here is a rich treasure trove to be dipped into for dilettante pleasure or to be read seriously as a thematic and contemporary history of the war. These cards have been collected over many years and a good number are rare and extremely valuable, both intrinsically and for the fascinating information contained in the informative running text and in the thoughtful captions (an example appears below, just one of the over 700). ??This is essential reading for anyone who wishes to sense the feelings and emotions of those who lived through, and fought in, the First World War; readers will appreciate the Twitter-like brevity of the captions, the power of the images and enjoy the chase to understand what lies behind them.???This handsome and fascinating book uses hundreds of the immensely popular picture postcards of the '14-'18 period to document the course and effects of the Great War, with all its dramatis personae, its humour, suffering, patriotism, sentimentality and fervour.

Postcards from Baghdad

Author: Robert B. Moreland
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781436367967
Release Date: 2008-12-08
Genre: Poetry

Postcards from Baghdad is a riveting journey through the harsh realities of war, military honor, and bravery. It explores the impact each man?s and woman?s service and sacrifice has had on them, their loved ones left behind, and each of us. A tribute to all who have ever defended our freedom, this is a poetic offering for every American who lives, as we all must, with a new perspective in a post-9/11 world. From the front lines to the home front, fear to courage, triumphant return to flag-draped coffins, poets Robert B. Moreland and Karen M. Miner have collaborated to honor the patriots of all who have taken up the call to ?protect and defend.? Prepare to be moved. You will not complete this book unaffected. There will be moments of pride, tears for the lost and maimed, and compassion for the reality so many families struggle to come to terms with the loss of their loved one. Ultimately, Postcards from Baghdad is a call to action?a reminder to each of us to exercise our rights and responsibilities as citizens of this great nation.

Postcards from the Middle East

Author: Chris Naylor
Publisher: Lion Books
ISBN: 9780745956503
Release Date: 2015-03-20
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Chris Naylor and his wife went to the Middle East to teach, and stayed to set up a pioneering branch of environemental agency A Rocha in Lebanon, saving vital wetlands. Over the years they found their prejudices and assumptions utterly overthrown. Most British, and more generally, Western readers have a simplistic and stereotyped view of the Middle East and its people: oil, or terrorism. This is a dangerous travesty. As TV shows us nightly, this area of the world still shapes all our lives and a Western over simplification of the region and its peoples feeds into destructive foreign policy and fear at home. By looking at the culture through the life of a trans- located British family the reader will be introduced to the richness, culture and humanity of the Arab world as well as its undoubted challenges.