Double Cross

Author: Malorie Blackman

Publisher: Puffin

ISBN: 9780141378671

Category:

Page: 448

View: 1139

Just this once . . . Please let me get away with it just this once . . . Tobey wants a better life - for him and his girlfriend Callie Rose. He wants nothing to do with the gangs that rule the world he lives in. But when he's offered the chance to earn some money just for making a few 'deliveries', just this once, would it hurt to say 'yes'? One small decision can change everything . . . The fourth novel in Malorie Blackman's powerful Noughts & Crossessequence.

Noughts & Crosses Book 1 & 2 Pack

Author: Malorie Blackman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780552567473

Category:

Page: 400

View: 7326

Sephy and Callum were never supposed to be together in their worlds of violence, fear, hatred and separation. For Sephy is a Cross, and Callum is a nough - and noughts and Crosses must never fall in love. It's as simple as black and white... But they have defied the rules.
Prejudices

Noughts and Crosses

Author: Dominic Cooke,Malorie Blackman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780198326946

Category: Prejudices

Page: 136

View: 9233

Dominic Cooke's acclaimed Royal Shakespeare Company adaptation of the bestselling novel by Malorie Blackman.
Juvenile Fiction

Knife Edge

Author: Malorie Blackman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416900187

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 362

View: 9736

Continuing the story of Black & White, Sephy, a Cross, finds herself in a struggle with Jude, the father of her baby and a Naught, as racial tensions arise--forcing her to choose sides between the group to which she was born a member and the family she has made.
Performing Arts

The Heart of Robin Hood

Author: David Farr

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 057128356X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 112

View: 2421

The notorious Robin Hood and his band of outlaws steal from the rich, creating a fearsome reputation amongst those who dare to travel through the mighty forest of Sherwood. But they do not share their spoils with the poor and are unloved by the people, who must also pay unfair taxes to the evil Prince John as he plots to steal his brother's crown. In this time of chaos and fear, it is down to Marion to boldly protect the poor and convince Robin that he must listen to his heart if they are to save the country. The Heart of Robin Hood, David Farr's spirited new version of the great English legend, was premiered by the RSC at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon in November 2011.
Poetry

Tales from Ovid

Author: Ted Hughes

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571258891

Category: Poetry

Page: 288

View: 2676

When Michael Hofmann and James Lasdun's ground-breaking anthology After Ovid (also Faber) was published in 1995, Hughes's three contributions to the collective effort were nominated by most critics as outstanding. He had shown that rare translator's gift for providing not just an accurate account of the original, but one so thoroughly imbued with his own qualities that it was as if Latin and English poetwere somehow the same person. Tales from Ovid, which went on to win the Whitbread Prize for Poetry, continued the project of recreation with 24 passages, including the stories of Phaeton, Actaeon, Echo and Narcissus, Procne, Midas and Pyramus and Thisbe. In them, Hughes's supreme narrative and poetic skills combine to produce a book that stands, alongside his Crow and Gaudete, as an inspired addition to the myth-making of our time.
Juvenile Fiction

Callum: A Noughts and Crosses Short Story

Author: Malorie Blackman

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448119057

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 64

View: 9978

A powerful short story featuring Sephy and Callum, stars of the original dystopian bestseller, Noughts and Crosses. First released exclusively for World Book Day 2012.
Drama

Arabian Nights

Author: Dominic Cooke

Publisher: Nick Hern Books

ISBN: 9781848420588

Category: Drama

Page: 83

View: 9995

Dramatic adaptations of: The story of Shahrayar and Shahrazad, The story of Ali Baba and the forty thieves, The story of the little beggar, The adventure of Es-Sindibad of the sea, How Abu Hassan broke wind, The story of the wife who wouldn't eat, and The story of the envious sisters.
Juvenile Fiction

Hacker

Author: Malorie Blackman

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446453510

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

View: 4594

MESSAGE: This is the system operator. Who is using this account? Please identify yourself . . . When Vicky's father is arrested, accused of stealing over a million pounds from the bank where he works, she is determined to prove his innocence. But how? There's only one way - to attempt to break into the bank's computer files. Even if Vicky is the best hacker in the world, will she find the real thief before they find her?
Drama

Candide

Author: Voltaire,

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472526813

Category: Drama

Page: 80

View: 2448

All the world's an Xbox and you're a player Candide is an optimist. A dreamer. He believes that everything is for the best in the best of all possible worlds. But that belief is about to be tested as Candide's comfortable life is overtaken by an endless barrage of misfortune. First published in 1759, the story traces the journey of a young man who leads a sheltered life, believing that mankind lives in the best of all possible worlds and that everything happens for the best. But Candide's happiness comes to a sharp end when he is unfairly evicted from his uncle's castle for kissing his cousin and true love, Lady Cunégonde. Cast out into the big wide world, Candide is forced to confront reality. As his world collapses around him, we are transported across the centuries to new locations and parallel universes. How will Candide's optimism fare when it collides with life in the twenty-first century?
Drama

Market Boy

Author: David Eldridge

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408141515

Category: Drama

Page: 144

View: 7900

Gloriously raucous rites-of-passage drama set in Romford Market 'You've got to talk to them son. Listen to them. Look for a way in. You're a handsome bloke - they'll love you. Give me a year and I'll teach you everything I know.' There's an art to selling stilettos and you'd better grasp it. Learn a good wind-up, learn the pull of cash, learn drugs, learn sex, and run wild with the market monkeys. Stay sharp in the ruthless world of Essex traders. Romford Market, 1985. This boy has everything to learn. A spectacular, savage, gorgeous yarn which brings a market jungle to the vast Olivier stage; a tale about the time Mrs Thatcher said we should embrace the marketplace; a story about losing your innocence. And your cherry. Following the critical success of his new version of Ibsen's The Wild Duck (Donmar Warehouse 2005), David Eldridge's Market Boy premieres on the National Theatre's Olivier stage on 25 May 2006.
Drama

Hansel and Gretel

Author: Carl Grose

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1849437319

Category: Drama

Page: 64

View: 1453

Times are tough for the family in the wood They'd eat like kings if only they could But hunger gnaws - famine stalks the land Something quite wicked has the upper hand! Poor mother and father must do "what is best"... And Hansel and Gretel will be put to the test! Armed with their very last slice of bread Will they eat to survive Or ........leave a .................trail ...................................home ..................................................instead?
Performing Arts

Hecuba

Author: Marina Carr

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

ISBN: 0822235196

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 41

View: 9549

Troy has fallen. It’s the end of war and the beginning of something else. Something worse. As the cries die down after the final battle, there are reckonings to be made. Humiliated by her defeat and imprisoned by the charismatic victor Agamemnon, the great queen Hecuba must wash the blood of her buried sons from her hands and lead her daughters forward into a world they no longer recognize. Agamemnon has slaughtered his own daughter to win this war. But now another sacrifice is demanded…In a world where human instinct has been ravaged by violence, is everything as it seems in the hearts of the winners and those they have defeated?
Never-Never Land (Imaginary place)

Wendy & Peter Pan

Author: Ella Hickson,J. M. Barrie

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781848425262

Category: Never-Never Land (Imaginary place)

Page: 136

View: 3159

Hickson's version of Barrie's much-loved story puts the character of Wendy firmly center stage, in a refreshingly modern adaptation.
Juvenile Fiction

Noughts & Crosses Graphic Novel

Author: Malorie Blackman

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448121574

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 208

View: 7652

Callum is a nought - an inferior white citizen in a society controlled by the black Crosses. Sephy is a Cross - and the daughter of one of the most powerful, ruthless men in the country. In their hostile, violent world, noughts and Crosses simply don't mix. But when Sephy and Callum's childhood friendship grows into love, they're determined to find a way to be together. And then the bomb explodes . . . The long-awaited graphic novel adaptation of one of the most influential, critically acclaimed and original novels of all time, from multi-award-winning Malorie Blackman.
Drama

The Empress

Author: Tanika Gupta

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1849438366

Category: Drama

Page: 96

View: 6572

It is the Jubilee! Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee, 1887. At Tilbury Docks, Rani and Abdul step ashore after the long voyage from India. One has to battle a society who deems her a second class citizen, the other forges an astonishing entanglement with the ageing Queen who finds herself enchanted by stories of an India she rules but has never seen. The Empress uncovers remarkable unknown stories of 19th century Britain, the growth of Indian nationalism and the romantic proclivities of one of our most surprising monarchs.
Juvenile Fiction

Checkmate

Author: Malorie Blackman

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 140704804X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 528

View: 5458

'Another emotional hard-hitter' Sunday Times My name is Callie Rose. My mum is a Cross – one of the so-called ruling elite. My dad was a Nought. My dad was a murderer. My dad was a terrorist. These facts are the only things that are mine and real. So I don’t mind so much that I’m leaving it all behind. There’s nothing here worth holding onto. Sixteen years have passed since Sephy Hadley first met Callum McGregor. For Callie Rose, growing up mixed race in a world where bitter prejudice divides Noughts and Crosses has meant she’s an outsider wherever she turns. Enter Jude McGregor. Jude teaches Callie about her real family history, and the more she learns the more he persuades her where her loyalties really lie. But soon Callie is caught in a trap she can’t get out of – one which will have deadly consequences. Voted as one of the UK's best-loved books, Malorie Blackman's Noughts & Crosses series is a seminal piece of YA fiction; a true modern classic. ‘Dramatic, intensely moving’ Carousel

The Heresy of Love

Author: Helen Edmundson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781848424937

Category:

Page: 96

View: 5783

In the late 1600s, in a convent in Mexico, a gifted and progressive writer finds herself at the centre of a deadly battle of ideas. Celebrated by the Court but silenced by the Church, she is betrayed by the very people she thought she could trust. Inspired by the extraordinary life of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, Helen Edmundson's The Heresy of Love is a powerful drama about a clash between organised religion and personal faith, full of intrigue and danger, ruthless ambitions and illicit desire. Premiered by the RSC in 2012, The Heresy of Love was revived in a new production at Shakespeare’s Globe, London, in 2015.
Drama

The Soft of Her Palm

Author: Chris Dunkley

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1849437289

Category: Drama

Page: 64

View: 4348

‘Isn’t it funny? The thoughts your brain is capable of havingeven while you’re lying there, bleeding on the carpet?...’ The Soft of Her Palm is a devastating exploration of domesticviolence, telling the story of Phil and Sarah’s troubled andcomplex relationship. It begins in the present day, momentsafter Sarah has crashed her car outside Phil’s house – byaccident or on purpose? As we return to the past and thehorrifying story unfolds, our allegiances shift as the truthis slowly revealed. Jumping from moments of sheer joy tovolcanic ferocity and underscored with a vein of sharp, brutalhumour, the shadow of violence creeps insidiously across thelandscape of Chris Dunkley’s painfully honest new play.
Drama

Alpha Beta

Author: Ted Whitehead

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1783199482

Category: Drama

Page: 88

View: 309

‘You know... when a structure has lost its essence but retained its shape, the geologists call it: a Pseudomorph. A false shape. That’s our marriage.’ Mr and Mrs Elliot have imprisoned themselves within a domestic incarceration of marriage, family and society’s twitching curtains. Battling through their self-made entrapment for the sake of the kids, they soon begin to destroy each other through an ugly routine of rows, affairs and suicidal blackmail. Written with a controlled irony and an underlying compassion for its tormented characters, Ted Whitehead’s bold and unflinching play asks questions about the choices we make to fit in with social conventions – questions that are just as relevant now as they were in 1972.