The Mulberry Empire

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ISBN 10 : 9780007406821
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Download The Mulberry Empire by Philip Hensher PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of The Mulberry Empire by Philip Hensher. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. The bestselling novel from the Man Booker Prize shortlisted author of The Northern Clemency and King of the Badgers.


The Mulberry Empire, Or, The Two Virtuous Journeys of the Amir Dost Mohammed Khan

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Publisher : Fourth Estate
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ISBN 10 : UOM:39015054402808
Pages : 537 pages
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Download The Mulberry Empire, Or, The Two Virtuous Journeys of the Amir Dost Mohammed Khan by Philip Hensher PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of The Mulberry Empire, Or, The Two Virtuous Journeys of the Amir Dost Mohammed Khan by Philip Hensher. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. Spanning a decade and moving between London and Calcutta, "The Mulberry Empire" explores the doomed 1839 mission of some 50,000 forces of the British Empire as they entered Afghanistan to overthrow a hostile amir. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.


End of empire and the English novel since 1945

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Publisher : Manchester University Press
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ISBN 10 : 9781784991791
Pages : 256 pages
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Download End of empire and the English novel since 1945 by Rachael Gilmour PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of End of empire and the English novel since 1945 by Rachael Gilmour. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. Available in paperback for the first time, this first book-length study explores the history of postwar England during the end of empire through a reading of novels which appeared at the time, moving from George Orwell and William Golding to Penelope Lively, Alan Hollinghurst and Ian McEwan. Particular genres are also discussed, including the family saga, travel writing, detective fiction and popular romances. All included reflect on the predicament of an England which no longer lies at the centre of imperial power, arriving at a fascinating diversity of conclusions about the meaning and consequences of the end of empire and the privileged location of the novel for discussing what decolonization meant for the domestic English population of the metropole. The book is written in an easy style, unburdened by large sections of abstract reflection. It endeavours to bring alive in a new way the traditions of the English novel.


The Contemporary British Historical Novel

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Publisher : Springer
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ISBN 10 : 9780230240803
Pages : 193 pages
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Download The Contemporary British Historical Novel by M. Boccardi PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of The Contemporary British Historical Novel by M. Boccardi. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. A detailed study of an increasingly popular genre, this book offers readings of a group of significant and representative works, drawing on a range of interpretative strategies to examine the ways in which the contemporary historical novel engages with questions of nation and identity to illuminate Britain's post-imperial condition.


Hear Us Out

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Publisher : Columbia University Press
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ISBN 10 : 0231128673
Pages : 358 pages
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Download Hear Us Out by Richard Canning PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of Hear Us Out by Richard Canning. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. Mikhail Gorbachev and Zdenek Mlynar were friends for half a century, since they first crossed paths as students in 1950. Although one was a Russian and the other a Czech, they were both ardent supporters of communism and socialism. One took part in laying the groundwork for and carrying out the Prague spring; the other opened a new political era in Soviet world politics. In 1993 they decided that their conversations might be of interest to others and so they began to tape-record them. This book is the product of that "thinking out loud" process. It is an absorbing record of two friends trying to explain to one another their views on the problems and events that determined their destinies. From reminiscences of their starry-eyed university days to reflections on the use of force to "save socialism" to contemplation of the end of the cold war, here is a far more candid picture of Gorbachev than we have ever seen before.


The Lion's Share

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 10 : 9781317860396
Pages : 424 pages
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Download The Lion's Share by Bernard Porter PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of The Lion's Share by Bernard Porter. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. As well as presenting a lively narrative of events, Bernard Porter explores a number of broad analytical themes, challenging more conventional and popular interpretations. He sees imperialism as a symptom not of Britain's strength in the world, but of her decline; and he argues that the empire itself both aggravated and obscured deep-seated malaise in the British economy.


Mulberry Empire Stickers

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ISBN 10 : 0007681763
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Mezzaterra

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Publisher : Anchor
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ISBN 10 : 9780307488206
Pages : 352 pages
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Download Mezzaterra by Ahdaf Soueif PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of Mezzaterra by Ahdaf Soueif. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. From the bestselling author of the Booker Prize finalist The Map of Love–an incisive collection of essays on Arab identity, art, and politics that seeks to locate the mezzaterra, or common ground, in an increasingly globalized world. The twenty-five years’ worth of criticism and commentary collected here have earned Ahdaf Soueif a place among our most prominent Arab intellectuals. Clear-eyed and passionate, and syndicated throughout the world, they are the direct result of Soueif’s own circumstances of being “like hundreds of thousands of others: people with an Arab or a Muslim background doing daily double-takes when faced with their reflection in a western mirror.” Whether an account of visiting Palestine and entering the Noble Sanctuary for the first time, an interpretation of women who choose to wear the veil, or her post—September 11 reflections, Soueif’s intelligent, fearless, deeply informed essays embody the modern search for identity and community.


Contemporary British Novelists

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 10 : 9781134604692
Pages : 212 pages
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Download Contemporary British Novelists by Nick Rennison PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of Contemporary British Novelists by Nick Rennison. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. 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.


Neo-Victorianism

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Publisher : Springer
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ISBN 10 : 9780230281691
Pages : 323 pages
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Download Neo-Victorianism by Ann Heilmann PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of Neo-Victorianism by Ann Heilmann. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. This field-defining book offers an interpretation of the recent figurations of neo-Victorianism published over the last ten years. Using a range of critical and cultural viewpoints, it highlights the problematic nature of this 'new' genre and its relationship to re-interpretative critical perspectives on the nineteenth century.


Free Expression is No Offence

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Publisher : Penguin UK
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ISBN 10 : 9780141913032
Pages : 272 pages
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Download Free Expression is No Offence by English PEN PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of Free Expression is No Offence by English PEN. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. A law criminalizing incitement to religious hatred has been high on the Labour Government's list of priorities. It is a law with wide-ranging implications for freedom of expression in Britain: it could be used to censor anyone - whether writer, comedian or person in the street - who wishes to make a statement about religion that others might find offensive. Free Expression is No Offence tackles the issue of free speech in the post-9/11 world from a variety of angles. Its authors draw on their wide-ranging experience to show just why it is that attempts to curtail our freedom must be vigorously resisted by anyone who wants all faiths and none to live peaceably side by side and our many cultures to thrive.


100 Must-read Historical Novels

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ISBN 10 : 9781408136003
Pages : 192 pages
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Download 100 Must-read Historical Novels by Nick Rennison PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of 100 Must-read Historical Novels by Nick Rennison. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. Historical fiction is a hugely popular genre of fiction providing fictional accounts or dramatizations of historical figures or events. This latest guide in the highly successful Bloomsbury Must-Reads series depicts 100 of the finest novels published in this sector, with a further 500 recommendations. A wide range of classic works and key authors are covered: Peter Ackroyd, Margaret Attwood, Sarah Waters, Victor Hugo and Robert Louis Stevenson to name a few. If you want to expand your reading in this area, or gain a deeper understanding of the genre - this is the best place to start! Inside you'll find: - An extended Introduction to historical fiction - 100 titles highlighted A-Z by novel with 500 Read-on recommendations - Read-on-a-theme categories - Award winners and book club recommendations


Sikunder Burnes

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Publisher : Birlinn Ltd
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ISBN 10 : 9780857902511
Pages : 468 pages
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Download Sikunder Burnes by Craig Murray PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of Sikunder Burnes by Craig Murray. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. This is an astonishing true tale of espionage, journeys in disguise, secret messages, double agents, assassinations and sexual intrigue. Alexander Burnes was one of the most accomplished spies Britain ever produced and the main antagonist of the Great Game as Britain strove with Russia for control of Central Asia and the routes to the Raj. There are many lessons for the present day in this tale of the folly of invading Afghanistan and Anglo-Russian tensions in the Caucasus. Murray’s meticulous study has unearthed original manuscripts from Montrose to Mumbai to put together a detailed study of how British secret agents operated in India. The story of Burnes’ life has a cast of extraordinary figures, including Queen Victoria, King William IV, Earl Grey, Benjamin Disraeli, Lola Montez, John Stuart Mill and Karl Marx. Among the unexpected discoveries are that Alexander and his brother James invented the myths about the Knights Templars and Scottish Freemasons which are the foundation of the Da Vinci Code; and that the most famous nineteenth century scholar of Afghanistan was a double agent for Russia.


The Cambridge History of the English Novel

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Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN 10 : 9781316175101
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Download The Cambridge History of the English Novel by Robert L. Caserio PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of The Cambridge History of the English Novel by Robert L. Caserio. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. The Cambridge History of the English Novel chronicles an ever-changing and developing body of fiction across three centuries. An interwoven narrative of the novel's progress unfolds in more than fifty chapters, charting continuities and innovations of structure, tracing lines of influence in terms of themes and techniques, and showing how greater and lesser authors shape the genre. Pushing beyond the usual period-centered boundaries, the History's emphasis on form reveals the range and depth the novel has achieved in English. This book will be indispensable for research libraries and scholars, but is accessibly written for students. Authoritative, bold and clear, the History raises multiple useful questions for future visions of the invention and re-invention of the novel.


Retreat and Retribution in Afghanistan 1842

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Publisher : Casemate Publishers
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ISBN 10 : 9781844685905
Pages : 224 pages
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Download Retreat and Retribution in Afghanistan 1842 by Margaret Kekewich PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of Retreat and Retribution in Afghanistan 1842 by Margaret Kekewich. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. The blow to British pride and confidence caused by the crushing defeat of their army in Afghanistan during the winter of 1841/2 compares in its impact to the disaster in New York on 11 September 2001. The British had replaced a popular and effective monarch with a weak one in the mistaken belief that he would keep the Russians at bay. Two years later, nearly all the British and Indian soldiers in the region were killed in a popular uprising.Margaret Kekewichs perceptive new study of the conflict describes the British defeat, their reoccupation of Afghanistan in the spring of 1842, then their final withdrawal at the end of the year. Her account, which is based on the graphic diaries written by two British eyewitnesses, gives a fascinating insight into the conflict in Afghanistan 150 years ago.The story is told by, first, Lady Sale who together with over 100 women, children and soldiers was captured and imprisoned by the Afghans. The second account comes from the Reverend Allen, a young chaplain to the army that invaded Afghanistan in April 1842 to avenge British humiliation and rescue the prisoners. Both these eyewitnesses deplored the follies that had led to war and defeat and also the suffering that was inflicted on many innocent Afghans.At a time when British forces are deeply engaged in another war in Afghanistan, Margaret Kekewich offers a balanced and thought-provoking new perspective on a previous conflict in the region.


The Columbia Guide to Modern Chinese History

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ISBN 10 : 0231500378
Pages : 320 pages
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Download The Columbia Guide to Modern Chinese History by R. Keith Schoppa PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of The Columbia Guide to Modern Chinese History by R. Keith Schoppa. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. China, the world's oldest and most populous state, remains an enigma to most people in the West, even at a time when that country is playing an increasingly prominent role on the international stage. At the heart of modern Chinese history have been the efforts of the Chinese people to transform their polity into a modern nation state, the Confucian orthodoxy into an ideology that can help direct that process, and an agrarian economy into an industrial one. These efforts are ongoing and of great importance. This book is both an introduction to the major features of modern Chinese history and a resource for researchers interested in virtually any topic relating to the Chinese experience of the last 220 years. This valuable reference contains: a historical narrative providing a comprehensive overview of five core aspects of Chinese history: domestic politics, society, the economy, the world of culture and thought, and relations with the outside world; a compendium of 250 short, descriptive articles on key figures, events, and terms; a resource guide containing approximately 500 annotated entries for the most authoritative sources for further research in English, as well as descriptions of important films depicting modern China and a guide to electronic resources; and appendices, including a chronology, excerpts from key primary source documents, and a wealth of tables and graphs on demographic, social, and economic trends.


Writing Creative Writing

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Publisher : Dundurn
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ISBN 10 : 9781459741713
Pages : 304 pages
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Download Writing Creative Writing by Rishma Dunlop PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of Writing Creative Writing by Rishma Dunlop. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. Essential and engaging essays about the joys and challenges of creative writing and teaching creative writing by a host of Canada’s leading writers. Writing Creative Writing is filled with thoughtful and entertaining essays on the joys and challenges of creative writing, the complexities of the creative writing classroom, the place of writing programs in the twenty-first century, and exciting strategies and exercises for writing and teaching different genres. Written by a host of Canada’s leading writers, including Christian Bök, Catherine Bush, Suzette Mayr, Yvette Nolan, Judith Thompson, and thom vernon, this book is the first of its kind and destined to be a milestone for every creative writing student, teacher, aspirant, and professional.