Spies

With IGCSE and A Level study guide

Author: Michael Frayn

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571335829

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 9052

Designed to meet the requirements for students at IGCSE and A level, this accessible educational edition offers the complete text of Spies with a comprehensive study guide. Highlights of Andrew Bruff's guide include: - detailed analyses of character, setting and theme; - close examination of the novel's plot, structure and narrative techniques; - key quotations and activities both for the student working alone and in the classroom. In the quiet cul-de-sac where Keith and Stephen live the only immediate signs of the Second World War are the blackout at night and a single random bomb site. But the two boys start to suspect all is not as it seems when one day Keith announces a disconcerting discovery: the Germans have infiltrated his own family. And when the secret underground world they have dreamed up emerges from the shadows they find themselves engulfed in mysteries far deeper and more painful than they had bargained for.

Spies

Educational Edition

Author: Michael Frayn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780571335794

Category:

Page: 336

View: 4638

Designed to meet the requirements for students at IGCSE and A level, this accessible educational edition offers the complete text of Spies with a comprehensive study guide. Highlights of Andrew Bruff's guide include: - detailed analyses of character, setting and theme; - close examination of the novel's plot, structure and narrative techniques; - key quotations and activities both for the student working alone and in the classroom. In the quiet cul-de-sac where Keith and Stephen live the only immediate signs of the Second World War are the blackout at night and a single random bomb site. But the two boys start to suspect all is not as it seems when one day Keith announces a disconcerting discovery: the Germans have infiltrated his own family. And when the secret underground world they have dreamed up emerges from the shadows they find themselves engulfed in mysteries far deeper and more painful than they had bargained for.

Spies

Author: Thea Von Harbou

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 9781434466877

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 5962

Spies (1929) is from the pen of Thea von Harbou, author of "Metropolis." Translated from the German by Helen J. Stiegler.

The Fountain in the Forest

Author: Tony White

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780571336180

Category:

Page: 320

View: 7639

When a brutally murdered man is found hanging in a theatre, Detective Sergeant Rex King becomes obsessed with the case. Who is this anonymous corpse, and why has he been ritually mutilated? But as Rex explores the crime scene further, the mystery deepens, and he finds himself confronting his own secret history instead. Who, more importantly, is Rex King? Shifting between Holborn Police Station, an abandoned village in rural 1980s France, and Stonehenge's Battle of the Beanfield, The Fountain in the Forest transforms the traditional crime narrative into something dizzyingly unique. At once an avant-garde linguistic experiment, thrilling police procedural, philosophical meditation on liberty, and counter-culture bildungsroman, this is an iconoclastic novel of unparalleled ambition.

Spies

Author: Michael Frayn

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571249205

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 8611

In the quiet cul-de-sac where Keith and Stephen live the only immediate signs of the Second World War are the blackout at night and a single random bombsite. But the two boys start to suspect that all is not what it seems when one day Keith announces a disconcerting discovery: the Germans have infiltrated his own family. And when the secret underground world they have dreamed up emerges from the shadows they find themselves engulfed in mysteries far deeper and more painful than they had bargained for. 'Bernard Shaw couldn't do it, Henry James couldn't do it, but the ingenious English author Michael Frayn does do it: write novels and plays with equal success ... Frayn's novel excels.' John updike, New Yorker 'A beautifully accomplished, richly nostalgic novel about supposed second-world-war espionage seen through the eyes of a young boy.' Sunday Times 'Deeply satisfying . . . Frayn has written nothing better.' Independent

Arts Good Study Guide

Author: Ellie Chambers

Publisher: Open University Press

ISBN: 9781780074726

Category: Humanities

Page: 324

View: 4382

Revised and expanded to address the challenges of studying in a fast-changing world, the second edition of 'The Arts Good Study Guide' shows students how to develop their key learning skills.

Seasons of the Heart

A Novel

Author: Cynthia Freeman

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1480435694

Category: Fiction

Page: 399

View: 5647

Set against the backdrop of World War II and beyond, Seasons of the Heart tells the enthralling, inspiring story of a woman determined to prevail in both good times and bad In 1941, with America at war, Ann Pollock falls in love. Handsome, charming attorney Phillip Coulter is everything she could want in a man and mate. But soon after they marry, Phillip leaves to fight for his country. When he comes home, he’s a stranger, his body and spirit broken in a Japanese POW camp. It is only Ann’s indomitable will and determination to succeed against all odds that keeps her family together. But her newfound career as a real-estate agent takes a toll on her marriage and especially on her daughter, Evie. And then, at an age when such things are not supposed to happen, Ann finds what she had never dared to dream of: the second great love her life . . .

A Landing on the Sun

A Novel

Author: Michael Frayn

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312421908

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 2633

The author of The Trick of It and Spies uses his satiric wit in a comedy featuring two unlikely lovers who have wreaked chaos in the halls of the English congress. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.

Headlong

A Novel

Author: Michael Frayn

Publisher: Metropolitan Books

ISBN: 146682834X

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 5396

An unlikely con man wagers wife, wealth, and sanity in pursuit of an elusive Old Master. Invited to dinner by the boorish local landowner, Martin Clay, an easily distracted philosopher, and his art-historian wife are asked to assess three dusty paintings blocking the draught from the chimney. But hiding beneath the soot is nothing less-Martin believes-than a lost work by Bruegel. So begins a hilarious trail of lies and concealments, desperate schemes and soaring hopes as Martin, betting all that he owns and much that he doesn't, embarks on a quest to prove his hunch, win his wife over, and separate the painting from its owner. In Headlong, Michael Frayn, "the master of what is seriously funny" (Anthony Burgess), offers a procession of superbly realized characters, from the country squire gone to seed to his giddy, oversexed young wife. All are burdened by human muddle and human cravings; all are searching for a moral compass as they grapple with greed, folly, and desire. And at the heart of the clamor is Breugel's vision, its dark tones warning of the real risks of temptation and obsession. With this new novel, Michael Frayn has given us entertainment of the highest order. Supremely wise and wickedly funny, Headlong elevates Frayn into the front rank of contemporary novelists.

Skios

A Novel

Author: Michael Frayn

Publisher: Metropolitan Books

ISBN: 0805095500

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 7536

The great master of farce turns to an exclusive island retreat for a comedy of mislaid identities, unruly passions, and demented, delicious disorder On the private Greek island of Skios, the high-paying guests of a world-renowned foundation prepare for the annual keynote address, to be given this year by Dr. Norman Wilfred, an eminent authority on the scientific organization of science. He turns out to be surprisingly youthful, handsome, and charming—quite unlike his reputation as dry and intimidating. Everyone is soon eating out of his hands. So, even sooner, is Nikki, the foundation's attractive and efficient organizer. Meanwhile, in a remote villa at the other end of the island, Nikki's old friend Georgie has rashly agreed to spend a furtive horizontal weekend with a notorious schemer, who has characteristically failed to turn up. Trapped there with her instead is a pompous, balding individual called Dr. Norman Wilfred, who has lost his whereabouts, his luggage, his temper, and increasingly all sense of reality—indeed, everything he possesses other than the text of a well-traveled lecture on the scientific organization of science. In a spiraling farce about upright academics, gilded captains of industry, ambitious climbers, and dotty philanthropists, Michael Frayn, the farceur "by whom all others must be measured" (CurtainUp), tells a story of personal and professional disintegration, probing his eternal theme of how we know what we know even as he delivers us to the outer limits of hilarity.

The Trick of It

A Novel

Author: Michael Frayn

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312421441

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

View: 9104

In a novel about the creative process, a series of letters reveals the relationship between a celebrated female novelist and her less-than-humble disciple. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.

Pocket Playhouse

Thirty-six short entertainments

Author: Michael Frayn

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571333168

Category: Humor

Page: 296

View: 3726

Pocket Playhouse is Michael Frayn's latest imaginative offering that brings the stage to the page. In thirty-six comic sketches, he provides a tour de force of theatrical imagination and satire. Each sketch reveals the author's infectious delight in writing between the lines of theatre, fiction and comedy. Charmingly packaged and published with flair, Pocket Playhouse is the perfect gift for all theatre and comedy writers.

Towards the End of the Morning

Author: Michael Frayn

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571329896

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 4543

Michael Frayn's classic novel is set in the crossword and nature notes department of an obscure national newspaper during the declining years of Fleet Street, John Dyson, a mid-level editor, dreams wistfully of fame and the gentlemanly life -- until one day his great chance of glory arrives. But does he have what it takes to succeed in the exciting world of television?

Skirrid Hill

Author: Owen Sheers,Luke McBratney

Publisher: Hodder Education

ISBN: 9781444121575

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 110

View: 8618

For study or revision, these guides are the perfect accompaniment to the set text, providing invaluable background and exam advice. Philip Allan Literature Guides (for A-level) offer succinct and accessible coverage of all key aspects of the set text and are designed to challenge and develop your knowledge, encouraging you to reach your full potential. Each full colour guide: - Gives you the confidence that you know your set text inside out, with insightful coverage for you to develop your understanding of context, characters, quotations, themes and style - Ensures you are fully prepared for your exams: each guide shows you how your set text will be measured against assessment objectives of the main specification - Develops the skills you need to do well in your exams, with tasks and practice questions in the guide, and lots more completely free online, including podcasts, glossaries, sample essays and revision advice at www.philipallan.co.uk/literatureguidesonline

Poetry Study Notes

Songs of Ourselves Volume 1

Author: Jane Chumbley

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781530722433

Category:

Page: 62

View: 2032

A guide to the collection of 15 poems from Songs of Ourselves Volume 1 set by CIE IGCSE English Literature 0486 and 0477 for examination in 2017, 2018 and 2019. Written for students by an experienced English teacher, there is a comprehensive guide to each individual poem as well as exam hints, exam-style questions and ideas for creative responses.

Cambridge IGCSE English as a second language + CD

Author: John Reynolds

Publisher: Hodder Education

ISBN: 1471841502

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 384

View: 8849

Endorsed by Cambridge International Examinations An easy and cost-effective way to teach both the speaking and listening components. This title has been written for the latest Cambridge IGCSE English as a Second Language (0510 and 0511) syllabuses. - Prepares students for their exams with a focus on assessed language features, such as inference, opinion and attitude - Develops language abilities at an appropriate pace.

When Rain Clouds Gather

Author: Bessie Head

Publisher: Waveland Press

ISBN: 1478611677

Category: Fiction

Page: 183

View: 700

Rural Botswana is the backdrop for When Rain Clouds Gather, the first novel published by one of Africa’s leading woman writers in English, Bessie Head (1937–1986). Inspired by her own traumatic life experiences as an outcast in Apartheid South African society and as a refugee living at the Bamangwato Development Association Farm in Botswana, Head’s tough and telling classic work is set in the poverty-stricken village of Golema Mmidi, a haven to exiles. A South African political refugee and an Englishman join forces to revolutionize the villagers’ traditional farming methods, but their task is fraught with hazards as the pressures of tradition, opposition from the local chief, and the unrelenting climate threaten to divide and devastate the fragile community. Head’s layered, compelling story confronts the complexities of such topics as social and political change, conflict between science and traditional ways, tribalism, the role of traditional African chiefs, religion, race relations, and male–female relations.

The Peppermint Pig

Author: Nina Bawden

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 034900918X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

View: 3887

'Warm and funny, this tale of a pint-size pig and the family he saves will take up a giant space in your heart' Kiran Millwood Hargrave 'D'ya want a peppermint pig, Mrs Greengrass?' Poll looked at the milkman, thinking of sweets, but there was a real pig poking its snout out of the milkman's coat pocket. It was the tiniest pig she had ever seen. 'What's a peppermint pig?' 'Runt of the litter. Too small for the sow to raise. He'd only get trampled in in the rush.' Mother took the pig from him and held it firmly while it kicked and squealed. 'Well, he seems strong enough. And even runts grow.' 'Oh,' Poll said. 'Oh, Mother.' She stroked the small, wriggling body. 'Theo,' she shouted, 'Look what we've got!' It is a difficult year for the Greengrasses. Poll's father has lost his job and gone overseas, the family are living off the charity of two aunts, and Poll and her brother Theo just can't seem to keep out of trouble. It takes a tiny, mischievous pig to bring laughter back into their lives. WINNER OF THE GUARDIAN AWARD This is a collection of the best children's literature, curated by Virago, and will be coveted by children and adults alike. These are timeless tales with beautiful covers, that will be treasured and shared across the generations. Some titles you will already know; some will be new to you, but there are stories for everyone to love, whatever your age. Our list includes Nina Bawden (Carrie's War, The Peppermint Pig), Rumer Godden (The Dark Horse, An Episode of Sparrows), Joan Aiken (The Serial Garden, The Gift Giving) E. Nesbit (The Psammead Trilogy, The Bastable Trilogy, The Railway Children), Frances Hodgson Burnett (The Little Princess,The Secret Garden) and Susan Coolidge (The What Katy Did Trilogy). Discover Virago Children's Classics.

The Tin Men (Valancourt 20th Century Classics)

Author: Michael Frayn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781941147924

Category: Fiction

Page: 154

View: 5325

The William Morris Institute of Automation Research is working hard to simplify our lives by programming computers to carry out life's routine tasks. Whether it's resolving ethical dilemmas, writing pornographic novels, saying prayers, or watching sports, these automation experts are developing machines to handle it all, enabling us to enjoy more free time. But when it's announced that the Queen will be paying a royal visit and the Institute's madcap bunch of researchers decide to program the computers to receive her, what could possibly go wrong? Winner of the Somerset Maugham Award, "The Tin Men" (1965) is the brilliantly comic first novel from Michael Frayn, author of the Booker Prize-nominated "Headlong," "Spies," and "Skios," and "Noises Off," 'the funniest farce ever written' ("NY Times"). This 50th anniversary reissue features a new introduction by the author. 'Continuously funny ... The fun of "The Tin Men" is outrageous because it is so serious.' - Anthony Burgess, "Guardian" 'A fast swooping performance by one of our very serious satirists ... This is a very funny book and delightful to read.' - William Trevor, "The Listener" 'Dazzlingly funny ... perfect pieces of comedy.' - "Observer"

Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard

Author: Kiran Desai

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 9780802144508

Category: Fiction

Page: 209

View: 2827

Sampath Chawla, a young postal worker who never feels as though he fits into the small Indian town into which he is born, one day climbs up a tree, only to become a famous holy man.