The Children Of Dynmouth - a classic prize-winning novel by William Trevor Penguin Decades bring you the novels that helped shape modern Britain. The 1970s was a decade of anger and discontent. Britain endured power cuts and strikes. America pulled out of Vietnam and saw its President resign from office. Feminism and face lifts vied for women's hearts (and minds). And for many, prog rock, punk and disco weren't just music but ways of life. William Trevor's The Children of Dynmouth (Winner of the Whitbread Award and shortlisted for the Booker Prize) was first published in 1976 and is a classic account of evil lurking in the most unlikely places. In it we follow awkward, lonely, curious teenager Timothy Gedge as he wanders around the bland seaside town of Dynmouth. Timothy takes a prurient interest in the lives of the adults there, who only realise the sinister purpose to which he seeks to put his knowledge too late. 'A small masterpiece of understatement ... a work of rare compassion' Joyce Carol Oates, New York Times If you enjoyed The Story of Lucy Gault and Love and Summer, you will love this book. It will also be adored by readers of Colm Toibin and William Boyd. William Trevor was born in Mitchelstown, County Cork. He has written eighteen novels and novellas, and hundreds of short stories, for which he has won a number of prizes including the Hawthornden Prize, the Yorkshire Post Book of the Year Award, the Whitbread Book of the Year Award and the David Cohen Literature Prize in recognition of a lifetime's literary achievement. In 2002 he was knighted for his services to literature. His books in Penguin are: After Rain; A Bit on the Side; Bodily Secrets; Cheating at Canasta; The Children of Dynmouth; The Collected Stories (Volumes One and Two); Death in Summer; Felicia's Journey; Fools of Fortune; The Hill Bachelors; Love and Summer; The Mark-2 Wife; Selected Stories; The Story of Lucy Gault and Two Lives.
In this exhilarating and often hilarious book, David Crystal examines why we devote so much time and energy to language games, how professionals make a career of them, and how young children instinctively take to them. Crystal makes a simple argument-that since playing with language is so natural, a natural way to learn language is to play with it-while he discusses puns, crosswords, lipograms, comic alphabets, rhymes, funny voices taken from dialect and popular culture, limericks, anagrams, scat singing, and much more.
Halloween Joke Book For Kids - Best Halloween Gift For 2020 The beginning of Halloween is not exactly known. We know one thing - for over 1000 years it has been celebrated. Okay, let's say it out loud. Each of us wants to laugh during the Halloween season. This book is not about jokes... Here, just every page is funny. Each one is specially designed with a joke and Halloween motives. Click the Cover and reveal what's inside! Part of the money generated from the purchased books goes to the European Education Area. Thank you for helping us with this project. About this book: ✓The crazy themes of Halloween Culture: zombies, ghosts, pumpkins, haunted houses, witches, monster and other creatures ✓ Printed on high quality solid white paper ✓ Premium matte cover finish ✓ A huge amount of jokes Why you will love this book: ✓ Hours of fun with family and friends during the Halloween Party ✓ Interesting, eye-catching interior design ✓ Original jokes make you come back to this book Celebrate this Halloween with this collection of Funny and Spooky Jokes for children of all ages! This is the perfect Halloween Gift!
Henri Bergson, Sigmund Freud, Mikhail Bakhtin, Arthur Koestler, Northrop Frye, and Helene Cixous. Their major theories are reviewed and tested, and major principles of the theories are set in context with one another, while also being inserted into an over-view which borrows from all of them but is determined by none.
Great "Stay at Home" IdeaLooking for tons of laughs and an interactive way to engage your kids and the whole family? Then keep reading...! This book is packed with hilarious "would you rather" questions, intriguing scenarios, and fun illustrations on every page! Kids love "Would You Rather" questions because they appeal to their sense of adventure and are silly. "Would You Rather..." is a fun and thought-provoking conversation game where you and other players have to pick between two equally hilarious and hilarious situations that you would never be faced with in real life and that each person might give a different answer to. It is an amazing way to a conversation started in a fun and interesting way. It is also easy to get into some amazing conversations by just asking "why" after a "Would you rather question". Great for ages 6-12 years old and we promise that adults will enjoy them as much as their kids will! With this book you will keep your kids and their friends busy and entertained for hours!””100% kid appropriate material 'Would Your Rather Book For Kids 6-12 Years Old offers an experience that you and your children will absolutely enjoy: ★ A variety of situations such as: ridiculous and hilarious, exciting and daydream-worthy, thought-provoking, food choices and more! ★ Funny and cute illustrations on every page to add to the fun! ★Great for getting fun conversation started at the dinner table! ★ Hours of clean and family-friendly humor ★ Engaging and conversation ice breakers! ★ A matte cover and sleek size to easily slip into a purse or backpack ★ A cute book that makes a perfect gift for anyone equipped with a sense of humor ★ No winners and no losers - this is a game book everyone will enjoy! Game for Boys Game for Girls Game for Kids Game for Teens Completely Outrageous Scenarios for Boys, Girl Don't Laugh Challenge Funny Jokes For Funny Kids Awesome Jokes for Kids knock knock jokes Hundreds of really funny rib ticklers Question Game Joke Book For Kids Series All Ages Let's Laugh mind-stretching puzzles Q & A Jokes side splitters Silly Joke Book Gift Ideas Silly One-Liners, Knock Knock Jokes, and More for Boys and Girls Age Eleven The LOL Interactive Joke Book Contest Game for Boys and Girls Tongue Twisters What A Great Gift! Let's get the family fun started, click "add to cart" and to get your book instantly! This is 1° book in Riddles and Brain Teasers for Kids series