Blend the wild and fevered Irish imagination with a wonderful facility for recounting a dark, compelling tale, add a dash of the supernatural, and you have a potent brew of spine-tingling tales. This anthology of the best ghost stories from Ireland and Irish writers includes contributions from such masters as Sheridan Le Fanu, Bram Stoker, Oscar Wilde, W. B. Yeats and Rosa Mulholland. Within these pages you will find strange accounts of haunted houses, death warnings from beyond the grave, and revengeful spirits, all guaranteed to stir the imagination and chill the blood.This Macmillan Collector's Library edition is edited and introduced by David Stuart Davies.Designed to appeal to the booklover, Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautifully bound hardback gift editions of much loved classic titles. Bound in real cloth, printed on high quality paper, and featuring ribbon markers and gilt edges, Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.
An original short story taken from the anthology Motives for Murder, by members of The Detection Club Who can you turn to when the police can't help you? Another intriguing case for London's most celebrated detective. When Lady Bramingham's famous Marie Antoinette necklace is stolen from the safe in her bedroom during her summer ball, there is only one man that she can turn to in order to get it back discretely: the celebrated sleuth Sherlock Holmes. Aided by the faithful Dr Watson, Holmes sets out to find the prize and restore it to its rightful owner.
L'espace et le temps entrent en collision ! L'arrivée des premiers X-Men dans le présent provoque une onde de choc à travers l'univers. Une race extraterrestre, qui considère Jean Grey comme responsable des génocides commis par le Phénix noir, découvre alors que cette dernière est de retour sur Terre. Les Gardiens de la Galaxie vont s'allier aux X-Men afin de venir en aide à la jeune mutante.
Les premiers X-Men continuent de s'adapter à leur nouvelle époque. Tandis que Jean Grey repousse les limites de ses pouvoirs, un autre membre prend la décision de partir pour rejoindre Cyclope et son équipe de révolutionnaires ! Puis, les jeunes X-Men sont confrontés aux Uncanny Avengers.
Les premiers X-Men tentent de s'accoutumer à notre époque mais la situation se complique soudainement lorsqu'ils deviennent la cible de Mystique et de Dents de Sabre ! Dans un même temps, certains mutants envisagent de rejoindre l'équipe révolutionnaire dirigée par Cyclope. Découvrez aussi leur rencontre avec les Avengers, en visite à l'École d'Enseignement Supérieur Jean Grey.
In Chinese, the term wanghong refers to creators, social media entrepreneurs alternatively known as KOLs (key opinion leaders) and zhubo (showroom hosts), influencers and micro-celebrities. Wanghong also refers to an emerging media ecology in which these creators cultivate online communities for cultural and commercial value by harnessing Chinese social media platforms, like Weibo, WeChat, Douyu, Huya, Bilibili, Douyin, and Kuaishuo. Framed by the concepts of cultural, creative, and social industries, the book maps the development of wanghong policies and platforms, labor and management, content and culture, as they operate in contrast to its non-Chinese counterpart, social media entertainment, driven by platforms like YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitch. As evidenced by the backlash to TikTok, the threat of competition from global wanghong signals advancing platform nationalism.
Lord Hector Darlington is a wealthy art collector who owns one of the finest private galleries in Europe. His latest purchase is Louis de Granville's 'Adoration of the Magi'. After cancelling a regular trip and returning to view it, Darlington realises the piece is missing. A very unwelcoming Darlington family greet Holmes and Watson at the house, whereupon they discover that it is not only the 'Adoration of the Magi' painting his Lordship should be concerned about.
A brutal game devised by three intelligent but bored teenagers escalates into murder. Led by the charismatic and cunning Laurence, the trio of 'brothers' meets once a year to carry out untraceable, motiveless murders - for fun. Until, years later, they must murder in order to protect one of their own, leaving themselves vulnerable to discovery. This killing is investigated by Detective Inspector Paul Snow, a complex man with a secret of his own which links him to the murder. As Snow grows closer to unmasking the killers, his professional life begins to unravel in a terrifying fashion. Brothers in Blood is a dark and chilling thriller which surprises and excites all the way to the shocking climax.
A mesmerizing, unsettling memoir about the ever-echoing nature of identity--written in vivid, blooming detail. --Gillian Flynn, best-selling author of Gone Girl On October 17, 2002, David MacLean woke up on a train platform in India with no idea who he was or why he was there. No money. No passport. No identity. Taken to a mental hospital by the police, MacLean then started to hallucinate so severely he had to be tied down. He could remember song lyrics, but not his family, his friends, or the woman he was told he loved. His illness, it turned out, was the result of the commonly prescribed antimalarial medication he had been taking. Upon his return to the United States, he struggled to piece together the fragments of his former life in a harrowing, absurd, and unforgettable journey back to himself. [MacLean] is an exceedingly entertaining psychotic . . . [A] raw, honest and beautiful memoir.--New York Times A deeply moving account of amnesia that explores the quandary of the self . . . MacLean has written a memoir that combines the evocative power of William Styrons Darkness Visible, the lyric subtlety of Michael Ondaatjes Running in the Family and the narrative immediacy of a Hollywood action film. He reminds us how we are all always trying to find a version of ourselves that we can live with.--Los Angeles Times DAVID STUART MACLEAN is a PEN/American Awardwinning writer. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Ploughshares, and on the radio program This American Life. He has a PhD from the University of Houston and is a cofounder of the Poison Pen Reading Series.
THE DEVIL RISES. The discovery of a corpse on a deserted beach is just the first in a series of mysterious and terrifying events that threaten SHERLOCK HOLMES. Driven to investigate the death, Homes and Watson attract unwanted attention from the strange inhabitants of the nearby village, and are viciously attacked. Watson wakes to discover that months have passed and his friend is not the man he remembers. What has transpired during those lost days? And is it connected to the notorious devil worshipper whose descendants live nearby?
A child's body found in woodland. Parents torn apart by grief. But this is only the first victim in a series of apparently motiveless crime. Detective Inspector Paul Snow, heading the enquiry, must discover the pattern and reveal the chilling truth as a cunning and violent murderer becomes desperate and even more unpredictable. Haunted by secrets of his own, the complex DI Snow races against the clock, following a murderous trail that leads all the way to a dark and shocking climax. Innocent Blood, set in Yorkshire in the 1980s, is the second book in a gritty series featuring DI Paul Snow and maintains the high level of tension and dramatic surprises of the first, Brothers in Blood.
One afternoon, in 1994, I had an idea.
So begins Stuart David's magical, evocative memoir about Belle and Sebastian. Determined to make his living writing stories and songs, Stuart had spent several years scraping by on the dole in his small, industrial home town. Then he had the fateful idea to learn bass guitar, and to head for Glasgow in search of like-minded artists. It was a quiet but powerful idea that would completely transform his life. Within one extraordinary year he had helped create one of the most influential, beloved bands of all time.
Set against a vivid background of early 90s Glasgow, In the All-Night Café describes Stuart's fortuitous meeting with the band's co-founder Stuart Murdoch on a course for unemployed musicians. It tells of their adventures in two early incarnations of Belle and Sebastian and culminates in the recording of the band's celebrated debut album, Tigermilk.
A fascinating portrait of the group and its origins, it is also a story that will resonate with anyone who has put together - or thought of putting together - a band. It is a story of a group of friends who wanted to create a different kind of band and a different kind of music. And how - against all expectations - they succeeded.
Written with wit, affection and a novelist's observant eye, In the All-Night Café brings to life the music and the early days of this most enigmatic and intriguing of bands.
Meet fifteen-year-old Jack “The Jackdaw” Dawson, a young man with a serious plan. Daydreaming in class one day, Jack gets an idea he knows can't fail: an app that stops you from daydreaming in class. (Ahem . . . ) Fame, glory, and tons of money seem just around the corner. But Jack runs into some trouble, and suddenly this sure thing doesn’t seem quite so sure. Ricocheting from the absurd to the profound in his first book for teens, Stuart David uses his extraordinary intelligence and wit to tell the story of a boy trying to scheme his way out from under the weight of his parents’ expectations. Readers will root for The Jackdaw from beginning to end.
Comprised of all-new, exclusive interviews with Jets players, head coaches, and those closest to the organization, Sack Exchange is not only an eye-opening account of the Jets from this time, but also of the National Football League as a whole.
The New York Sack Exchange was the nickname given to the New York Jets defensive line of the early 1980s, consisting of Mark Gastineau, Joe Klecko, Marty Lyons, and Abdul Salaam.
Examined are such topics as the beginning of the Jets-Dolphons rivalry, the controversial firing of head coach Walt Michaels and hiring of Joe Walton, the team's relationships behind the scenes, the emergence of Joe Klecko, the rise and fall of Mark Gastineau, steroid use among the Jets and in the NFL, the legendary Shea Stadium as well as never-before-heard stories and insight into the legacy of Joe Namath.
A Room of One's Own, is one of Virginia Woolf's most influential works and is widely recognized for its extraordinary contribution to the women's movement. This timely and important new edition adopts the complete text of the first British edition published in 1929. Features a comprehensive introduction detailing the process and composition of Woolf's original essay and the evolution of its subsequent publication history The first comprehensive and authoritative edition of this foundational text of the feminist movement, and one of the most significant works in Woolf's own canon The only volume based on comparisons of each of the British editions of A Room of One's Own that appeared in Woolf's lifetime Incorporates extensive explanatory notes which reveal the essay's broader political, historical, social, and literary contexts Includes a comprehensive appendix highlighting variations between each of the British editions that appeared in Woolf's lifetime and the first American edition; alterations from Woolf's uncorrected proofs; and current editorial emendations incorporated in this new edition