Losing The Plot

Losing The Plot

Losing The Plot

'I loved it! It's got a kind of Bridget Jones feel and such a page turner. Great fun but with such beautiful heart. I've already cast the film/series in my head!' Rebecca Gibney 'A warm and very funny read.' Who, 4 stars Vanessa Rooney is a thirty-something dental hygienist who finds herself a single mum with a hole in her heart where her husband had been. Somehow she finds the courage to fulfil her childhood dream of writing a romance novel but soon discovers that her novel has been plagiarised by her idol, celebrity author Charlotte Lancaster. Vanessa reluctantly sues Charlotte with the help of suburban solicitor Dave Rendall, who's nursing some unfulfilled dreams of his own. When gun QC Marcus Stafford agrees to join their legal team, Vanessa feels like her perfect man has stepped right out of the pages of her book and into her life. As all hell breaks loose publicly and privately, Vanessa confronts a painful past and realises what Dave already knew - that she's an intelligent, funny, amazing woman and Marcus Stafford is, well, a tosspot. Vanessa finally understands that what she wanted wasn't what she needed, but has this realisation come too late?

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Elizabeth Coleman
Publisher : Allen & Unwin
Release : 2019-04-15
Total Pages : 384 Pages
ISBN : 9781760871031


Losing The Plot

Losing The Plot

In Losing the Plot, well-known scholar and writer Leon de Kock offers a lively and wide-ranging analysis of postapartheid South African writing which, he contends, has morphed into a far more flexible and multifaceted entity than its predecessor. If postapartheid literature’s founding moment was the ‘transition’ to democracy, writing over the ensuing years has viewed the Mandelan project with increasing doubt. Instead, authors from all quarters are seen to be reporting, in different ways and from divergent points of view, on what is perceived to be a pathological public sphere in which the plot – the mapping and making of social betterment – appears to have been lost. The compulsion to detect forensically the actual causes of such loss of direction has resulted in the prominence of creative nonfiction. A significant adjunct in the rise of this is the new media, which sets up a ‘wounded’ space within which a ‘cult of commiseration’ compulsively and repeatedly plays out the facts of the day on people’s screens. This, De Kock argues, is reproduced in much postapartheid writing. And, although fictional forms persist in genres such as crime fiction, with their tendency to overplot, more serious fiction underplots, yielding to the imprint of real conditions to determine the narrative construction.

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Author : Leon de Kock
Publisher : NYU Press
Release : 2016-09-01
Total Pages : 276 Pages
ISBN : 9781868149650


Losing The Plot

Losing The Plot

"The Plot is in charge of us all. He decides everything we do. Everything that ever happens is because of the Plot! There's no avoiding it!"Owen has joined a band of thieves, uncertain of where his life is supposed to be going. Just when he thinks he's sorted it out, his life descends into chaos once more. However, the great god Plot is the decider of destiny and the world's dictator. When Owen learns the Plot is responsible for his unfortunate life, Owen sets out to seek revenge in a ridiculous journey across the whole of time and space, with help from both different times and different planets.But will he defeat Plot, or will the Plot defeat him?

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Author : Matthew Bowles
Publisher : Matthew Bowles
Release : 2013-04-30
Total Pages : 302 Pages
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Losing The Plot

Losing The Plot

They say everyone has a book inside them; well Rick Bateman has a whole library bursting to get out. Told in amusing style, through letters, emails and diary entries, Rick quits his lucrative sales job to devote his daylight hours to writing The Great Novel. But as the weeks go by and the rejection letters start flooding in, Rick’s bruised ego elicits increasingly vehement rants on everything from the publishing industry to reality TV stars. Doggedly persistent, Rick begins to drastically ramp up the wow factor in his ideas which become ever more ridiculous and increasingly plagiaristic. Losing the plot asks the questions: How far would you go to achieve a dream? And how far is too far?

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Dean Baker
Publisher : Dean Baker
Release : 2020-07-29
Total Pages : 213 Pages
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Lost The Plot

Lost The Plot

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Author : Michael Coupland
Publisher : Lulu.com
Release :
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : 9781326078607


The Dark Archive

The Dark Archive

A professional spy for a mysterious Library which harvests fiction from different realities, Irene faces a series of assassination attempts that threaten to destroy her and everything she has worked for. Irene is teaching her new assistant the fundamentals of a Librarian's job, and finding that training a young Fae is more difficult than she expected. But when they're the targets of kidnapping and assassination attempts, she decides that learning by doing is the only option they have left ... In order to protect themselves, Irene and her friends must do what they do best: search for information to defeat the overwhelming threat they face and identify their unseen enemy. To do that, Irene will have to delve deeper into her own history than she ever has before, face an ancient foe, and uncover secrets that will change her life and the course of the Library forever.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Genevieve Cogman
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2020-12-29
Total Pages : 352 Pages
ISBN : 9781984804792


Losing The Plot

Losing The Plot

Losing The Plot is a comic novel set in the slightly unhinged world of independent filmmaking. It is a light, funny and entertaining read, and perfect for reading on trains, buses and during extremely dull meetings.James Sunderland is a 'nearly man': For the first twenty years of his adult life, he nearly completed a book; nearly wrote a musical; and nearly got to within a whisker of getting a record deal and being accepted by the Royal Shakespeare Company. However, with midlife fast approaching, James realised that 'nearly' actually meant diddly-squat; and so he vowed to actually succeed in something. Unfortunately, James decided that making a movie would be his next creative port of call - an ambition fraught with more pitfalls than a (relatively) sane man should ever have to encounter.

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Author : Archie Pelago
Publisher :
Release : 2017-09-18
Total Pages : 320 Pages
ISBN : 1520606869


Lord Of The Flies

Lord Of The Flies

A plane crashes on a desert island and the only survivors, a group of schoolboys, assemble on the beach and wait to be rescued. By day they inhabit a land of bright fantastic birds and dark blue seas, but at night their dreams are haunted by the image of a terrifying beast. As the boys' delicate sense of order fades, so their childish dreams are transformed into something more primitive, and their behaviour starts to take on a murderous, savage significance. First published in 1954, Lord of the Flies is one of the most celebrated and widely read of modern classics. Now fully revised and updated, this educational edition includes chapter summaries, comprehension questions, discussion points, classroom activities, a biographical profile of Golding, historical context relevant to the novel and an essay on Lord of the Flies by William Golding entitled 'Fable'. Aimed at Key Stage 3 and 4 students, it also includes a section on literary theory for advanced or A-level students. The educational edition encourages original and independent thinking while guiding the student through the text - ideal for use in the classroom and at home.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : William Golding
Publisher : Faber & Faber
Release : 2012-09-20
Total Pages : 256 Pages
ISBN : 9780571290581


This Is How You Lose The Time War

This Is How You Lose The Time War

HUGO AWARD WINNER: BEST NOVELLA NEBULA AND LOCUS AWARDS WINNER: BEST NOVELLA “[An] exquisitely crafted tale...Part epistolary romance, part mind-blowing science fiction adventure, this dazzling story unfolds bit by bit, revealing layers of meaning as it plays with cause and effect, wildly imaginative technologies, and increasingly intricate wordplay...This short novel warrants multiple readings to fully unlock its complexities.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review). From award-winning authors Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone comes an enthralling, romantic novel spanning time and space about two time-traveling rivals who fall in love and must change the past to ensure their future. Among the ashes of a dying world, an agent of the Commandment finds a letter. It reads: Burn before reading. Thus begins an unlikely correspondence between two rival agents hellbent on securing the best possible future for their warring factions. Now, what began as a taunt, a battlefield boast, becomes something more. Something epic. Something romantic. Something that could change the past and the future. Except the discovery of their bond would mean the death of each of them. There’s still a war going on, after all. And someone has to win. That’s how war works, right? Cowritten by two beloved and award-winning sci-fi writers, This Is How You Lose the Time War is an epic love story spanning time and space.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Amal El-Mohtar
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2019-07-16
Total Pages : 208 Pages
ISBN : 9781534431010


The Dictionary Of Lost Words

The Dictionary Of Lost Words

REESE’S BOOK CLUB PICK FOR MAY ’22! • “Delightful . . . [a] captivating and slyly subversive fictional paean to the real women whose work on the Oxford English Dictionary went largely unheralded.”—The New York Times Book Review “A marvelous fiction about the power of language to elevate or repress.”—Geraldine Brooks, New York Times bestselling author of People of the Book Esme is born into a world of words. Motherless and irrepressibly curious, she spends her childhood in the Scriptorium, an Oxford garden shed in which her father and a team of dedicated lexicographers are collecting words for the very first Oxford English Dictionary. Young Esme’s place is beneath the sorting table, unseen and unheard. One day a slip of paper containing the word bondmaid flutters beneath the table. She rescues the slip and, learning that the word means “slave girl,” begins to collect other words that have been discarded or neglected by the dictionary men. As she grows up, Esme realizes that words and meanings relating to women’s and common folks’ experiences often go unrecorded. And so she begins in earnest to search out words for her own dictionary: the Dictionary of Lost Words. To do so she must leave the sheltered world of the university and venture out to meet the people whose words will fill those pages. Set during the height of the women’s suffrage movement and with the Great War looming, The Dictionary of Lost Words reveals a lost narrative, hidden between the lines of a history written by men. Inspired by actual events, author Pip Williams has delved into the archives of the Oxford English Dictionary to tell this highly original story. The Dictionary of Lost Words is a delightful, lyrical, and deeply thought-provoking celebration of words and the power of language to shape the world. WINNER OF THE AUSTRALIAN BOOK INDUSTRY AWARD

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Pip Williams
Publisher : Ballantine Books
Release : 2021-04-06
Total Pages : 416 Pages
ISBN : 9781984820730