The vibrant retelling of the central Greek myths by acclaimed novelist John Spurling. author of The Ten Thousand Things. winner of the 2015 Walter Scott Prize for Historical FictionThe classical Greek intellectual tradition pervades nearly every aspect of our modern Western civilization. Our logic and science. our philosophy. politics. literature. architecture. and art are all indebted to the ancient inhabitants of the small mountainous Mediterranean country. And the powerful myths of the Greeks. refined by Homer. Hesiod. Herodotus. and the great Greek dramatists. still resonate at the core of our culture.Taking as his starting point many of the famous tourist sites in the Peloponnese. where the stories are set. John Spurling freshly imagines key narratives from the Greek canon. including tales of the doomed house of Atreus (notably Agamemnon. leader of the Greeks at Troy. murdered by his wife in his palace bathroom); of the god Apollo; goddess Athene; Theseu
Strange Things Happen
An excellent read. St. Petersburg TimesAn often hilarious. always candid and astutely observed memoir chronicling a life observed. largely. from the vantage point of a drum throne.Buffalo NewsRock legend Stewart Copeland. drummer for seminal pop trio The Police. shares his stories from before. during. and after his days with Sting and Andy Summers. in one of the most popular and influential bands of the eighties. Strange Things Happen indeed.
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Hunger. and Other Stories
A collection of horror stories by the iconic Charles BeaumontWhen The Hunger. and Other Stories first appeared in 1957. it heralded the arrival of Charles Beaumont as an important and highly original new voice in American fiction. Although he is best known today for his scripts for television and film. including several classic episodes of The Twilight Zone. Beaumont is being rediscovered as a master of weird tales. and this. his first published collection. contains some of his best. Ranging in tone from the chilling gothic horror of „Miss Gentilbelle.” where an insane mother dresses her son up as a girl and slaughters his pets. to deliciously dark humor in tales like „Open House” and „The Infernal Bouillabaisse.” where murderers’ plans go disastrously awry. these seventeen stories demonstrate Beaumont’s remarkable talent and versatility.
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It’s the night before Hogswatch. And it’s too quiet. There’s snow. there’re robins. there’re trees covered with decorations. but there’s a notable lack of the big fat man who delivers the toys… He’s gone.Susan the governess has got to find him before morning. otherwise the sun won’t rise. And unfortunately her only helpers are a raven with an eyeball fixation. the Death of Rats and an oh god of hangovers.Worse still. someone is coming down the chimney. This time he’s carrying a sack instead of a scythe. but there’s something regrettably familiar…Ho. Ho. Ho. It’s true what they say.’You’d better watch out…’
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Esme Allen is a middle-aged West End actor and is in control of her life: she’s financially secure and successful. However. Amy. her grown-up daughter is pregnant by Dominic. an ambitious media-man who believes that theatre is dead. Esme and Dominic. unsurpisingly. loathe each other. But this leaves Amy – whose ‚view’ is that love conquers all – right in the middle of things. Then Dominic’s star begins to rise. just as Esme starts to lose everything: the comforts of home. money. Even her daughter. Amy… Among the star cast in this recording are Samantha Bond and Dame Judi Dench. who won a Tony Award for her Broadway performance in Amy’s View.
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The audiobook beaches were made for.The Balcon sisters are London’s paparazzi darlings. Serena. the country’s most beautiful actress. Venetia the glamorous designer. Camilla the rising political star and Cate the feisty magazine editor. They have wealth. privilege and sizzling sex lives.But money doesn’t buy you love. When their aristocratic and tyrannical father Oswald Balcon is found dead. the finger of suspicion points towards his glamorous daughters and their dazzling lives. Suddenly we find that beneath the ritzy facade of the Balcon family lies a web of deceit and betrayal that hides a thirty-year-old secret that threatens to destroy them all.From the sun drenched beaches of Mustique to Manhattan’s elite society circuit. From the exclusive fashion houses of Milan to the star-studded streets of Cannes. the Balcon Sisters play out their lives in a whirl of glitz and the ultra chic. But as tragedy and danger stalks each one of them. the scene is set for a st
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