The Otterbury Incident

Author: C. Day Lewis

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241320704

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

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A reissue of a much-loved adventure which has stood the test of time and is as exciting today as when it was first published nearly 70 years ago. It all begins when Nick breaks the classroom window with his football, and the Headmaster says Nick has to pay for the damage. Nick has no more hope of raising the money than of going to the Moon, so that's when rivalling Ted's and Toppy's gangs decide to sign a truce and plan Operation Glazier to get the money for Nick. The plan goes smoothly and soon the money has been collected, but when it goes missing the boys turn detective to try and find the culprit.
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The Otterbury Incident

Author: Puffin,C. Day Lewis

Publisher: Puffin

ISBN: 9780141379883

Category: Detective and mystery stories

Page: 224

View: 5191

When a schoolboy kicks a football through the headmaster's window, his friends decide to help raise money to replace it and unexpectedly become involved with a gang of criminals.
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A Suitable Boy

Author: Vikram Seth

Publisher: Penguin Books India

ISBN: 9780140230338

Category:

Page: 1368

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C Day-Lewis

A Life

Author: Peter Stanford

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441120564

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 9612

How unfair', wrote one national newspaper in 1951, ‘that accomplishments enough to satisfy the pride of six men should be united in Mr Day-Lewis.' Poet, translator of classical texts, novelist, detective writer (under the pen-name Nicholas Blake), performer and, at that time, Professor of Poetry at Oxford, C Day-Lewis had many careers all at once. This first authorised biography tells the private story behind the many headlines that this handsome, charming Anglo-Irish Poet Laureate generated in his lifetime. With unparalleled access to Day-Lewis's archives and the recollections of first-hand witnesses, Peter Stanford traces the link between life and art to reassess the work of a poet lauded in his lifetime but whose literary reputation has latterly become a matter of controversy with Westminster Abbey refusing him the place in Poets' Corner traditionally allotted to Poets Laureate. Day-Lewis first made his name as one of the ‘poets of the thirties', launching a communist-influenced poetic revolution alongside WH Auden and Stephen Spender that aspired to spark wholesale political change to face down fascism. In the 1940s, ‘Red Cecil', as he had become known, broke with communism and Auden and went on to produce some of his most popular and enduring verse, prompted by his long love affair with the novelist, Rosamond Lehmann. Torn between her and his wife, he reflected on his double life in verse and became for some the supreme poet of the divided heart. Later, with his second wife, the actress Jill Balcon, he promoted poetry with a series of popular recitals and radio and television programmes. Together, they had two children, Tamasin and Daniel, later an Oscar-winning actor. Day-Lewis was always pulled between a fulfilling domestic life and a restless desire to explore. His travels, his exploration of his Irish roots and his infidelities are all part of the rich and many-faceted life that Peter Stanford describes. It is, however, as a poet that he is best remembered, and the poetry itself, often autobiographical, forms an integral part of this intriguing and long-overdue biography.
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Children's Literature

Author: M.O. Grenby

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 074862984X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

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This critical guide provides a concise yet comprehensive history of British and North American children's literature from its seventeenth-century origins to the present day. Each chapter focuses on one of the main genres of children's literature: fables, fantasy, adventure stories, moral tales, family stories, the school story, and poetry. M. O. Grenby shows how these forms have evolved over three hundred years as well as asking why most children's books, even today, continue to fall into one or other of these generic categories. Why, for instance, has fantasy been so appealing to both Victorian and twenty-first-century children? Are the religious and moral stories written in the eighteenth century really so different from the teenage problem novels of today? The book answers questions like these with a combination of detailed analysis of particular key texts and a broad survey of hundreds of children's books, both famous and forgotten.
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Johnny the Clockmaker

Author: N.A

Publisher: Frances Lincoln Childrens Books

ISBN: 9781845079147

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

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When Johnny, who loves to make things out of wood, decides he wants to build a grandfather clock, but the only person who believes he can complete it is his friend Susannah.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Carry On, Mr. Bowditch

Author: Jean Lee Latham,John O'Hara Cosgrave

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618250745

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

View: 3282

After finding a way to teach the ship's crew members to understand navigation, Nat, a self-taught mathematician and astronomer in eighteenth-century Salem, Massachusetts, writes down his explanations and compiles them into "The American Practical Navigator," also known as the "Sailors' Bible."
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Alice in genderland

reflections on language, power and control

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 108

View: 8395

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Tim All Alone

Author: Edward Ardizzone

Publisher: Frances Lincoln Childrens Books

ISBN: 9781845075460

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

View: 8067

When Tim arrives home from a trip and finds his parents have moved, his search for them leads to adventure.
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The Spectator

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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The Lyric Impulse

Author: C. Day Lewis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780674331389

Category: English poetry

Page: 174

View: 6348

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Marianne Dreams

Author: Catherine Storr

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571313280

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

View: 3288

A powerful and haunting classic about a girl haunted by her own dreams. Ill and bored with having to stay in bed, Marianne picks up a pencil and starts doodling - a house, a garden, a boy at the window. That night she has an extraordinary dream. She is transported into her own picture, and as she explores further she soon realises she is not alone. The boy at the window is called Mark, and his every movement is guarded by the menacing stone watchers that surround the solitary house. Together, in their dreams, Marianne and Mark must save themselves... The perfect gift for girls aged 8+, this well-loved classic will delight a new generation of readers of the Faber Children's Classics list.
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Secondary worlds

literature teaching and the visual arts

Author: Michael Benton

Publisher: Open University

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 188

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The Educational Magazine

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: N.A

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Written for Children

An Outline of English Children's Literature

Author: John Rowe Townsend

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Children

Page: 160

View: 2716

"This is a brief, readable account of English prose fiction for children from its beginnings main streams of development and includes the 'Courtesy Books' of a later age, and the work of the remarkable John Newbery in the eighteenth century. The nineteenth century which began with Mrs. Sherwood's The Fairchild Family - 'designed to strike the fear of hellfire into every child's soul' - later saw the works of Lewis Carroll, Stevenson, Henty and the development of the school story from 'Tom Brown' to 'Stalky.'"--Book Jacket.
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Edward Ardizzone

A Bibliographic Commentary

Author: Brian Alderson

Publisher: Oak Knoll Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 309

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This full-scale bibliography of the works of one the best-loved artists in the English-speaking world, describes Ardizzone's books, dust jackets, ephemera, periodical contributions, war art, prints, posters and bookplates. It includes an essay "On the Illustration of Books" by Ardizzone himself.
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British Book News

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Best books

Page: N.A

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School Librarian

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: School libraries

Page: N.A

View: 8467

Posted in School libraries