Summertime

Summertime

When Trilby meets Lewis, the all-powerful proprietor of a newspaper group, she suspects that her life might be about to change, but not, as it transpires, forever. For not only does Lewis wish to acquire her cartoon strip, but Trilby herself. She is inevitably drawn to this handsome, older, and far more sophisticated personality, just as Lewis is, from the first, determined to marry the insouciant Trilby, despite the opposition of her friends and family. But having won her, Lewis reveals himself to be irrationally possessive. Becoming a virtual prisoner in her own home is not something that Trilby had ever dreamt could happen to her, a young woman in 1950s London, but it is not long before she realises that Lewis is prepared to go to extraordinary lengths to keep her to himself. Quite by chance, she discovers the real reason for her husband's unforgivable behaviour. Trilby must come to terms with the truth about Lewis, and more importantly, herself, before she can experience the kind of carefree happiness she once knew before her marriage.

Beyond Yonder

Beyond Yonder


The Great Gatsby: The Authentic Edition from Fitzgerald's Original Publisher

The authentic edition from Fitzgerald's original publisher

The Great Gatsby: The Authentic Edition from Fitzgerald's Original Publisher

The authentic edition from Fitzgerald’s original publisher. The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s third book, stands as the supreme achievement of his career. This exemplary novel of the Jazz Age has been acclaimed by generations of readers. The story of the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan, of lavish parties on Long Island at a time when The New York Times noted “gin was the national drink and sex the national obsession,” it is an exquisitely crafted tale of America in the 1920s. The Great Gatsby is one of the great classics of twentieth-century literature.

The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby

A true classic of twentieth-century literature, this edition has been updated by Fitzgerald scholar James L.W. West III to include the author’s final revisions and features a note on the composition and text, a personal foreword by Fitzgerald’s granddaughter, Eleanor Lanahan—and a new introduction by two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward. Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read. The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s third book, stands as the supreme achievement of his career. First published in 1925, this quintessential novel of the Jazz Age has been acclaimed by generations of readers. The story of the mysteriously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan, of lavish parties on Long Island at a time when The New York Times noted “gin was the national drink and sex the national obsession,” it is an exquisitely crafted tale of America in the 1920s.

The Bronx

In Bits and Pieces

The Bronx

If you have ever been curious as to why there is a "the" in the Bronx or how the borough came to be named, look no further. Bill Twomey reveals the ins and outs of Bronx history as no one else can, and he does it in over 200 stories so you can read as much or as little as you like whether you have a few moments or a few hours. Find out the origins of the various communities of the borough and the stories of the many celebrities and interesting people who call the Bronx home. Whether you came from West Farms, Hunts Point, Glason Point, Throggs Neck, or Riverdale, there are stories here to entertain and educate you. Freedomland, Parkchester, Fort Schuyler, the Concourse, Yankee Stadium, the Bronx Zoo, and tales of old Baychester will remind you of a bygone era. No community is left out of the fascinating book that will make you the guru of all things Bronx.

Treachery in Turtle Bay II

Oil, Dollars, Diplomacy & the Sinister Three

Treachery in Turtle Bay II

A billion dollars a month is being diverted from the Iraqi oil revenues, over $10 Billion has disappeared. The mega-scam deeply involves the United Nations, the United States President and his National Security Advisor. In the shadowed background, manipulating the participants in the rip-off, are three ruthless career crooks, super rich, vicious, ruthless and politically powerful.Anna and Hugh Masterson, the techno-sleuthing couple that 'star' in the Treachery In Turtle Bay Collection, were launched into the roles of a Robin Hood like couple in book one of the series.Hugh's black and white view of right and wrong coupled with Anna's technology expertise draw the couple further into the depths of international corruption and intrigue in this, book two of the series.The sleuthing couple have evolved from their first accidental venture of 'recovery and retribution' into a far more cynical duo who are perfecting not only the recovering of stolen loot but equally as intriguing the netting out of unique justice. The Mastersons find their resolve sorely tested as they pursue the billions and find themselves personally the target of vindictive and brutal violence but when attacked, the Mastersons show that they are personally capable of using deadly force to protect them and their team.The sleuthing is complex, the plot, as with all the author's books, a mixture of fact with the workings of imagination and the violence and murders creative and full of imagery.The book is a thinking reader's mystery delight by a former consultant to the United Nations on technology and related security issues, an attribute which evokes in the reader the question as to where fiction and fact are separated.Completed in 2008 and copyrighted January 9, 2009, the end is frightening and eerily close to actual events occurring today!

Explore Belize

Explore Belize

A guide to Belize which details the country's political and economic history, along with information on the plant and animal life. The guide encourages the reader to sample the local cuisine, stay at family-run inns and visit sights on and off the tourist track.

Sixteen Modern American Authors

Sixteen Modern American Authors

Provides brief updated portraits of eminent poets, novelists, and playwrights, accompanied by summaries of recent critical scholarship and data on the manuscripts, editions, and bibliographies of their works

Fitzgerald's Craft of Short Fiction

The Collected Stories, 1920-1935

Fitzgerald's Craft of Short Fiction

Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Fitzgerald's Craft of Short Fiction offers the first comprehensive study of the four collections of short stories that F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940) prepared for publication during his lifetime: Flappers and Philosophers (1920), Tales of the Jazz Age (1922), All the Sad Young Men (1926), and Taps at Reveille (1935). These authorized collections—which include works from the entire range of Fitzgerald's career, from his undergraduate days at Princeton to his final contributions to Esquire magazine—provide an ideal overview of his development as a short story writer. Originally published in 1989, this volume draws upon Fitzgerald's copious personal correspondence, biographical studies, and all available criticism, and analyzes how Fitzgerald perceived his achievements as a writer of short fiction from both artistic and commercial standpoints. Petry pays close attention to the individual stories, exploring how Fitzgerald's growing technical expertise and the evolution of his themes reflect changes in his personal life.