The Apprentice of Split Crow Lane

The Apprentice of Split Crow Lane

Author: Jane Housham

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781786481597

Category: True Crime

Page: 368

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A Victorian Murder. A Victorian Madman. A Modern Judgement. Gateshead, April 1866 The Apprentice of Split Crow Lane takes the forgotten case of a child murder in 1866 as a springboard to delve deeply into the pysche of the Victorians. What Jane Housham finds, in this exploration of guilt, sexual deviance and madness, is a diagnosis that is still ripe for the challenging and a sentence that provokes even our liberal modern judgement. Set around Gateshead, it is a revelatory social history of the North - an area growing in industry and swelling with immigration, where factory workers are tinged blue and yellow by chemicals, the first tabloids are printed, children are left alone by working parents and haystack fires sweep the county in rebellion against the introduction of the police force. Into this landscape, a five-year-old Irish girl named Sarah Melvin sets out over the fell to look for her father, and a troubled young man makes a frightening leap of logic to save his own skin. Told here for the first time, this is an extraordinary story of sexual deviance and murder. In lively, empathic prose, Jane Housham explores psychiatry, the justice system and the media in mid-Victorian England to reveal a surprisingly modern state of affairs.

Owen McCafferty: Plays 1

Owen McCafferty: Plays 1

Author: Owen McCafferty

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571309542

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 384

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Owen McCafferty's first collection brings together one short- and four full-length plays set in the author's home city of Belfast. Shoot The Crow 'Tragicomedy of character and circumstance that makes McCafferty look like a ribald Northern Irish Chekov.' Guardian. Scenes From The Big Picture 'An epic that attempts to put the whole of human life on stage - birth, death, love, sex, work, families - the whole damn thing... McCafferty offers us a wise and compassionate view of the human heart.' Telegraph Closing Time 'The existence of a writer as good as McCafferty induces a perverse, paradoxical hope.' Guardian Mojo Mikibo 'A razor sharp evocation of time and place.' Irish Times

Childhood and Other Neighborhoods

Childhood and Other Neighborhoods

Author: Stuart Dybek

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226267302

Category: Fiction

Page: 212

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In Stuart Dybek's Chicago, wonder lurks in unexpected places—in garbage-strewn alleys, gloomy basement apartments, abandoned rooms at the top of rickety stairs periodically rumbled by passing el trains. Transformed through the wide eyes of Dybek's adolescent heroes, these grimy urban backwaters become exotic landscapes of fear-filled possibility, of dreams not yet turned to nightmares. Chronicling what happens when Old World faith meets the dark side of the American dream, Dybek's poignant stories of coming of age in Chicago alternately appall, amaze, and just simply entertain.

Booted and Suited

Booted and Suited

Author: Chris Brown

Publisher: Kings Road Publishing

ISBN: 9781843586852

Category: True Crime

Page: 462

View: 703

Welcome to the real seventies, where the hair is shaved, the music is funky and the football is violent. Chris Brown was right there in the thick of the action. With his regulation haircut, clip on braces, shrunk Levis and bovver boots, he had the look every self-respecting bovver boy could not be seen without. This is the most amazing story of the most maligned decade in British history. It tells of adrenaline-packed Saturday outings, Tonik suits, aggro on the terraces, funk on the dancefloor and Johnny Rotten inside your head.

Joss Naylor's Lakes, Meres and Waters of the Lake District

Joss Naylor's Lakes, Meres and Waters of the Lake District

Author: Vivienne Crow

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 9781783628780

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

View: 572

In 1983, the legendary Joss Naylor completed the little-known 105-mile Lakes, Meres and Waters route in a staggering 19hr 14min. This book interweaves tales of past and present as Naylor regales his 1983 epic on a re-walk 37 years later. Sure to inspire, it includes practical information for those looking to complete the route themselves.

Crow Stone

Crow Stone

Author: Jenni Mills

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9780007284054

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 458

A compulsively readable thriller that skillfully weaves together past and present to uncover the sinister secrets buried in the ancient stone quarries under Bath.

Middlegame

Middlegame

Author: Seanan McGuire

Publisher: Tordotcom

ISBN: 9781250195517

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

View: 242

A HUGO AWARD FINALIST! WINNER OF THE LOCUS AWARD FOR BEST FANTASY NOVEL, 2020! A Pick on the 2020 RUSA Reading List! New York Times bestselling and Alex, Nebula, and Hugo-Award-winning author Seanan McGuire introduces readers to a world of amoral alchemy, shadowy organizations, and impossible cities in the standalone fantasy, Middlegame. Meet Roger. Skilled with words, languages come easily to him. He instinctively understands how the world works through the power of story. Meet Dodger, his twin. Numbers are her world, her obsession, her everything. All she understands, she does so through the power of math. Roger and Dodger aren’t exactly human, though they don’t realise it. They aren’t exactly gods, either. Not entirely. Not yet. Meet Reed, skilled in the alchemical arts like his progenitor before him. Reed created Dodger and her brother. He’s not their father. Not quite. But he has a plan: to raise the twins to the highest power, to ascend with them and claim their authority as his own. Godhood is attainable. Pray it isn’t attained. A USA Today Bestseller, and named as one of Paste Magazine's 30 Best Fantasy Novels of the Decade! At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.