Offshore

Author: Penelope Fitzgerald
Publisher: Everymans Library
ISBN: 1400041252
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Includes three novels: "Offshore," about a group of misfits in 1960s London, "Human Voices," a look at the BBC during World War II, and "The Beginning of Spring," about a printer living in Moscow before the Revolution.

The Beginning Of Spring

Author: Penelope Fitzgerald
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780395908716
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Nellie Reed disappears from her home at 22 Lipka Street, and her husband Frank--suspecting she has returned to England--must raise their three young children with the help of beautiful Lisa Ivanovna

Offshore

Author: Penelope Fitzgerald
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780544361515
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Offers a portrait of a group of eccentrics living in houseboats on the river Thames and describes how their disparate lives intertwine and complicate matters for everyone.

The Beginning Of Spring

Author: Penelope Fitzgerald
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780395908716
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Nellie Reed disappears from her home at 22 Lipka Street, and her husband Frank--suspecting she has returned to England--must raise their three young children with the help of beautiful Lisa Ivanovna

Human Voices

Author: Penelope Fitzgerald
Publisher: HMH
ISBN: 0544227689
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A British radio station struggles through the London blitz, in a “wonderful” novel of World War II England (A.S. Byatt), by a veteran of the BBC. The nation is listening. It’s 1940, and BBC radio is on the air. Dedicated to the cause, it’s going to do what it does best: keep the British upper lip stiff without resorting to lies. But nightly blackouts and the thunder of exploding enemy bombs are only part of the chaos faced by the staff. There’s a battle for control between two program directors—one recklessly randy, the other efficient. Their comely assistant is suffering the pangs of unrequited love; an unwed mother is resisting the impending birth of her baby; and an exiled French general takes to the airwaves demanding Britain’s surrender. Then there’s the concert hall itself—a makeshift shelter for the displaced that quickly becomes a hotbed for quick trysts, bloody brawls, private wars between the sexes, political grandstanding, pointless deaths, and overriding fear, as the news unfolds just outside the building’s vulnerable walls. Inspired by the Booker Prize–winning author’s own wartime experiences at the BBC, Human Voices is a novel at once “funny, touching, and authentic” (Sunday Times, London). “Made me laugh out loud as I have hardly done since Cold Comfort Farm. It is extraordinary and immensely praiseworthy that a book with such an ultimately serious idea can be so brilliantly funny.” —Country Life “A tribute to the unsung and quintessentially English heroism of imperfect people.” —New Criterion

The Gate Of Angels

Author: Penelope Fitzgerald
Publisher: HMH
ISBN: 0547524730
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Shortlisted for the Booker Prize: A novel of two “wonderful characters” who meet by accident in Edwardian England, and fall inconveniently in love (The Washington Post). In 1912, rational scientist Fred Fairly, one of Cambridge’s best and brightest, crashes his bike and wakes up in bed with a stranger—fellow casualty Daisy Saunders, a charming, pretty, and almost pathologically generous working-class nurse. So begins a series of complications—not only of the heart but also of the head—as Fred and Daisy take up each other’s education and turn each other’s philosophies upside down. From the recipient of a National Book Critics Circle Award, among other honors, this story of an unlikely and possibly doomed romance is a “deft comedy of manners . . . Fitzgerald’s elegant prose shines with intelligence and subtle wit . . . Her flair for well-drawn eccentric characters will appeal to fans of Muriel Spark and Barbara Pym” (Library Journal). “A singular accomplishment.” —Boston Globe “Powerfully bewitching.” —Los Angeles Times

The Blue Flower

Author: Penelope Fitzgerald
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007373325
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From the Booker Prize-winning author of ‘Offshore’ and ‘Innocence’ comes this unusual romance between the poet Novalis and his fiancée Sophie.

The Bookshop

Author: Penelope Fitzgerald
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547524773
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Short-listed for the Booker Prize “A beautiful book, a perfect little gem.” — BBC Kaleidoscope “A marvelously piercing fiction.” — Times Literary Supplement In 1959 Florence Green, a kindhearted widow with a small inheritance, risks everything to open a bookshop — the only bookshop — in the seaside town of Hardborough. By making a success of a business so impractical, she invites the hostility of the town's less prosperous shopkeepers. By daring to enlarge her neighbors’ lives, she crosses Mrs. Gamart, the local arts doyenne. Florence’s warehouse leaks, her cellar seeps, and the shop is apparently haunted. Only too late does she begin to suspect the truth: a town that lacks a bookshop isn’t always a town that wants one. This new edition features an introduction by David Nicholls, author of One Day, along with new cover art.

The Reader S Companion To Twentieth Century Writers

Author: Peter Parker
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN:
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Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy in a Nutshell provides a concise overview of a popular therapeutic approach, starting with the ABCDE Model of Emotional Disturbance and Change. Written by leading REBT specialists, Michael Neenan and Windy Dryden, the book goes on to explain the core of the therapeutic process: - Assessment - Disputing - Homework - Working through - Promoting self-change. As an introduction to the basics of the approach, this updated and revised edition of Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy in a Nutshell is the ideal first text and a springboard to further study.