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If These Walls Had Ears: The Biography of a House - Morgan, James
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Myriad Editions, UK, 2010. First Edition. Paperback. New. Available Now. Book Description: An Orwellian dystopia in the guise of a fast-paced thriller, this is a coolly satirical novel laced with humour, suspense and intrigue. Welcome to Brighton, a city ruled by a combination of patronage and armed force. The departments have kept their old names but now Transport imposes order and exacts tolls; Welfare processes the undesirables; Audit collects information about everybody, and Parks and Libraries is supposed to stop the flow of contraband. After years of civil conflict, gated communities separate government workers from the Scoomers cruising the streets in their battered Fiats. But in a secure area four couples from the town's elite keep up a tenuous version of middle class life. They attend each others' dinner parties and drink and gossip. Margaret and Alan think things are getting better; Jack and Denise work long hours and hardly talk to each other; Louise thinks Tim is plotting something, while Siobhan cannot tell her friends the truth about the husband they all think is harmless. Outside, beyond their security gates, the rival Council militias keep an uneasy truce while an underclass forages for survival or waits eagerly for the end of the world. Meanwhile a faction within the Council is planning to make the changes that will give them absolute power. And then, driving home from a party, Jack and Denise witness a fatal car crash involving one of the Councillors. As the inevitable by-election approaches, they and the people they know are increasingly enmeshed in the town's political manoeuvring and the violence of the streets outside begins to touch even their lives. Through conversations between the characters, leaked tapes of official meetings, transcribed phone calls, fly posters for prayer meetings, and provocative articles in an illegal newspaper, this haunting vision of corruption and surveillance in a city on the brink of chaos is at once deeply unsettling and frighteningly familiar. : Review: 'I was pleased to find myself rapidly becoming engrossed in the strange world which Robert Dickinson has created. A fine start, and I look forward to reading more from him when his local government duties allow him the time to complete his next book.' --A COMMON READER: 'I loved the structure of The Noise of Strangers - it flits between 'standard' narrative, transcripts of phonecalls and meetings, inter-departmental memos, sinister notes, and articles from an underground newspaper. As a satire, it works well, and is completely believable as a 'nightmare present' scenario.' --THE BOOKBAG: 'An interesting read which will capture the interest of Brightonians, as the street names and local areas described provide a great visual backdrop to the physical movements in the novel.' --THE ARGUS: 'Imagine Brighton in chaos. Communities are divided - socially, economically and physically. The council is all-powerful, inconvenient people are 'dealt with', children are controlled and tolls strangle the transport system. Robert Dickinson creates a world that only vaguely resembles our own. This intriguing story brings the issues of political influence, red tape and corruption to the fore - if only by making us relieved that it seems improbable it could come to this.' --LIVERPOOL DAILY POST : About the Author: Robert Dickinson is the author of two volumes of poetry, Micrographia and Szyzgy, a comedy drama, Murder s Last Case, and the libretto for Joby Talbot s choral work Path of Miracles. This is his first novel. He lives in Brighton. Size: 19.6 x 12.7 x 2.3 cm. 256 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Crime, Thrillers & Mystery; Thrillers; ISBN: 095625151X. ISBN/EAN: 9780956251510. Inventory No: F238-1165. . 9780956251510, Myriad Editions, 2010, Cambridge University Press/Heinemann, 1998. First edition. Hardcover. New. This powerful story centres around 12-year-old Sipho who runs away from home and his violent stepfather to a life on the streets. Set amidst the political change in South Africa in 1994, it is a dramatic tale of survival and friendship. Told with pace, it is an ideal class reader and enables students to read texts from different cultures and traditions. Printed Pages: 152., Cambridge University Press/Heinemann, 1998, Cambridge University Press/Heinemann, 1998. First edition. Hardcover. New. This powerful story centres around 12-year-old Sipho who runs away from home and his violent stepfather to a life on the streets. Set amidst the political change in South Africa in 1994, it is a dramatic tale of survival and friendship. Told with pace, it is an ideal class reader and enables students to read texts from different cultures and traditions. Printed Pages: 152., Cambridge University Press/Heinemann, 1998, Pocket. Paperback. Used; Very Good. Amazon\n\nEmily Graham knows what it's like to have enemies. The pretty New York attorney--a millionaire due to a lucky stock market break--has been sued by her greedy ex-husband and stalked by a man who thinks she helped his mother's murderer escape punishment. But when she buys her great-great-grandmother's childhood home in the sleepy resort town of Spring Lake, Emily thinks her new life will be saner, even though five other young women, including Emily's ancestor Madeline Shapley, have disappeared from Spring Lake under creepy circumstances over the past century. \n\nNo sooner has Emily moved in than she starts receiving frightening, anonymous messages. Worse, when she breaks ground for a backyard pool, the backhoe brings up the body of Martha Lawrence, who vanished four years ago, and whose dead hand clutches the finger bone of Madeline Shapley, identified by her sapphire ring. Both women disappeared on September 7, 105 years apart. When the cops and Emily realize that a similar parallel exists between two other missing women and that the anniversary of yet another girl's disappearance is fast approaching, they quickly surmise that a sixth murder will be attempted in just a week. But by whom? Is today's serial killer a copycat of the Spring Lake murderer of the 1890s--or a reincarnation? Fueled by fear, anger, and scary little notes from the killer, Emily's actively researching the murders, but even she doesn't realize how many suspects there are: the retired college president, who's being blackmailed, and his perpetually angry wife; the town's bankrupt restaurateur with a weakness for pretty blondes; the middle-aged detective with his finger right on the pulse of the crimes. Even Emily's friend Eric, the software CEO who made her rich, and Nick, her new coworker, seem to show up at suspiciously convenient times. \n\nMary Higgins Clark's cast of characters may be overly large; in going for quantity she skimps on the characterization, and all of them, including Emily, are as wooden as Al Gore. But characterization isn't what's made this 24-book author a bestseller-list regular. The cleverly complex plot gallops along at a great clip, the little background details are au courant, and the identities of both murderers come as an enjoyable surprise. On the Street Where You Live just may be Clark's best in years. --Barrie Trinkle\n--This text refers to the \n\n\n\nHardcover\nedition. \n\n\n From Publishers Weekly\n\nIs a reincarnated serial killer at work in a New Jersey resort town more than a century after he first drew blood? That's the catchy premise that supports Clark's 24th book. In the 1890s, three young women in the upscale seaside village of Spring Lake died at the hands of an unidentified killer. In the present day, two young women have disappeared from town and their killer, whose first-person ruminations vein the third-person narrative, is preparing to strike again. His final target will be Emily Graham, an ambitious young attorney just moved to Spring Lake from upstate New York, where she'd been victimized by a stalker. Emily is a typical Clark heroine, bright and beautiful, and the friends she makes and suspects she meets in Spring Lake are her equal in stereotype, among them a former college president with a dread secret; a failed, aging restaurateur with a much younger wife; and a hunky real-estate agent. Emily's dream of a new start in the house once owned by her ancestor the first victim of the killer of yore sours when the body of a present-day victim is found buried on her land along with remains of her murdered ancestor. The dream curdles further when more bodies turn up and Emily's upstate stalker reappears. This is a plot-driven novel, with Clark's story mechanics at their peak of complexity, clever and tricky. There's some nifty interplay between past and present via diaries and old books, some modest suspense, and a few genuine surprises, including the identity of both the stalker and the killer. Clark's prose ambles as usual, but it takes readers where they want to go deep into an old-fashioned tale of a da, Pocket, Warner Books, 1996 Near-new condition. Stated First Edition. NO remainder marks or price clippings. Price inside dustcover: $22.95. NO writing, marks or tears inside book. 273 pages. Illustrated with photos. Synopsis The 1920s-era house on Holly Street had a wrap-around porch, lots of bedrooms, and a central hall with seven doors. It also had ghosts - the joys and pains and human dramas of its residents. Before long, James Morgan, its newest occupant, found himself wanting to learn about the seven other families who had called 501 Holly Street their home. If These Walls had Ears recounts his search to find them, and his discovery of America's social and cultural past through the stories of these real people's lives. Against a backdrop that spans from the Roaring Twenties through the Depression and world war, then from postwar optimism to end-of-century uncertainty, he uncovers tales of bankruptcy, family feuds, lawsuits, personal betrayal, fire, cancer, accidents, the grief of a loved one lost to AIDS. But amid the deep drama, there's also high comedy - teenage girls sneaking out bedroom windows to meet boyfriends, even a gaggle of men in dresses roller-skating through the living room. In telling these stories, James Morgan brings us a story that is known to every one of us in every house in America - the ongoing search for a place that feels like home. As the author discovered why people built, bought, and sold his house, he began to understand the bone-deep link between our homes and our dreams, the state of our relationships, and our hunger for roots and security. At middle life in middle America, James Morgan has written a book about universals of the human condition, about leaving home and coming back, and about finding the place you want to settle down in and stay, within four walls - and within yourself. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall., Warner Books, 1996

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Wilmington, Massachusetts, U.S.A.: Houghton Mifflin, 1989. Book. Good. Trade Paperback. 10th. Spine lean, corner bumps, a little soiling to the covers, some pencil notes on the inside cover(text is clean), and other moderate to heavy shopwear. Famous WPA collaboration between Photographer Walker Evans and writer James Agee. This edition has an Intro by John Hersey. The Photo reproduction is ok but is a little flat compared to what you would see in an Art Book reproduction of Evans' Work(I happen to enjoy his work).., Houghton Mifflin, 1989, Warner Books, 1996 Near-new condition. Stated First Edition. NO remainder marks or price clippings. Price inside dustcover: $22.95. NO writing, marks or tears inside book. 273 pages. Illustrated with photos. Synopsis The 1920s-era house on Holly Street had a wrap-around porch, lots of bedrooms, and a central hall with seven doors. It also had ghosts - the joys and pains and human dramas of its residents. Before long, James Morgan, its newest occupant, found himself wanting to learn about the seven other families who had called 501 Holly Street their home. If These Walls had Ears recounts his search to find them, and his discovery of America's social and cultural past through the stories of these real people's lives. Against a backdrop that spans from the Roaring Twenties through the Depression and world war, then from postwar optimism to end-of-century uncertainty, he uncovers tales of bankruptcy, family feuds, lawsuits, personal betrayal, fire, cancer, accidents, the grief of a loved one lost to AIDS. But amid the deep drama, there's also high comedy - teenage girls sneaking out bedroom windows to meet boyfriends, even a gaggle of men in dresses roller-skating through the living room. In telling these stories, James Morgan brings us a story that is known to every one of us in every house in America - the ongoing search for a place that feels like home. As the author discovered why people built, bought, and sold his house, he began to understand the bone-deep link between our homes and our dreams, the state of our relationships, and our hunger for roots and security. At middle life in middle America, James Morgan has written a book about universals of the human condition, about leaving home and coming back, and about finding the place you want to settle down in and stay, within four walls - and within yourself. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall., Warner Books, 1996

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Warner Books, 1996 Near-new condition. Stated First Edition. NO remainder marks or price clippings. Price inside dustcover: $22.95. NO writing, marks or tears inside book. 273 pages. Illustrated with photos. Synopsis The 1920s-era house on Holly Street had a wrap-around porch, lots of bedrooms, and a central hall with seven doors. It also had ghosts - the joys and pains and human dramas of its residents. Before long, James Morgan, its newest occupant, found himself wanting to learn about the seven other families who had called 501 Holly Street their home. If These Walls had Ears recounts his search to find them, and his discovery of America's social and cultural past through the stories of these real people's lives. Against a backdrop that spans from the Roaring Twenties through the Depression and world war, then from postwar optimism to end-of-century uncertainty, he uncovers tales of bankruptcy, family feuds, lawsuits, personal betrayal, fire, cancer, accidents, the grief of a loved one lost to AIDS. But amid the deep drama, there's also high comedy - teenage girls sneaking out bedroom windows to meet boyfriends, even a gaggle of men in dresses roller-skating through the living room. In telling these stories, James Morgan brings us a story that is known to every one of us in every house in America - the ongoing search for a place that feels like home. As the author discovered why people built, bought, and sold his house, he began to understand the bone-deep link between our homes and our dreams, the state of our relationships, and our hunger for roots and security. At middle life in middle America, James Morgan has written a book about universals of the human condition, about leaving home and coming back, and about finding the place you want to settle down in and stay, within four walls - and within yourself. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall., Warner Books, 1996

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Warner Books, 1996 Near-new condition. Stated First Edition. NO remainder marks or price clippings. Price inside dustcover: $22.95. NO writing, marks or tears inside book. 273 pages. Illustrated with photos. Synopsis The 1920s-era house on Holly Street had a wrap-around porch, lots of bedrooms, and a central hall with seven doors. It also had ghosts - the joys and pains and human dramas of its residents. Before long, James Morgan, its newest occupant, found himself wanting to learn about the seven other families who had called 501 Holly Street their home. If These Walls had Ears recounts his search to find them, and his discovery of America's social and cultural past through the stories of these real people's lives. Against a backdrop that spans from the Roaring Twenties through the Depression and world war, then from postwar optimism to end-of-century uncertainty, he uncovers tales of bankruptcy, family feuds, lawsuits, personal betrayal, fire, cancer, accidents, the grief of a loved one lost to AIDS. But amid the deep drama, there's also high comedy - teenage girls sneaking out bedroom windows to meet boyfriends, even a gaggle of men in dresses roller-skating through the living room. In telling these stories, James Morgan brings us a story that is known to every one of us in every house in America - the ongoing search for a place that feels like home. As the author discovered why people built, bought, and sold his house, he began to understand the bone-deep link between our homes and our dreams, the state of our relationships, and our hunger for roots and security. At middle life in middle America, James Morgan has written a book about universals of the human condition, about leaving home and coming back, and about finding the place you want to settle down in and stay, within four walls - and within yourself. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall., Warner Books, 1996

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Hardback, [PU: Grand Central Publishing], What secrets does a typical American house hold? What kind of scenes have been enacted within its walls? What human dramas, events, joys, and pain? To answer these questions, journalist James Morgan traces the histories of eight families who, over the course of the 20th century, have inhabited the middle class Little Rock dwelling in which he and his wife now reside. Local author publicity (Little, History Of The Americas

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If These Walls Had Ears: The Biography of a House
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Morgan, James

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If These Walls Had Ears: The Biography of a House

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0446519146

The 1920s-era house on Holly Street had a wrap-around porch, lots of bedrooms, and a central hall with seven doors. It also had ghosts - the joys and pains and human dramas of its residents. Before long, James Morgan, its newest occupant, found himself wanting to learn about the seven other families who had called 501 Holly Street their home. If These Walls had Ears recounts his search to find them, and his discovery of America's social and cultural past through the stories of these real people's lives. Against a backdrop that spans from the Roaring Twenties through the Depression and world war, then from postwar optimism to end-of-century uncertainty, he uncovers tales of bankruptcy, family feuds, lawsuits, personal betrayal, fire, cancer, accidents, the grief of a loved one lost to AIDS. But amid the deep drama, there's also high comedy - teenage girls sneaking out bedroom windows to meet boyfriends, even a gaggle of men in dresses roller-skating through the living room. In telling these stories, James Morgan brings us a story that is known to every one of us in every house in America - the ongoing search for a place that feels like home. As the author discovered why people built, bought, and sold his house, he began to understand the bone-deep link between our homes and our dreams, the state of our relationships, and our hunger for roots and security. At middle life in middle America, James Morgan has written a book about universals of the human condition, about leaving home and coming back, and about finding the place you want to settle down in and stay, within four walls - and within yourself.

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780446519144
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0446519146
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Date de parution: 1996
Editeur: Warner Books
304 Pages
Poids: 0,644 kg
Langue: eng/Englisch

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