"...Every time I read it I teared up a bit at the end. I love a book that moves me even after a few readings. Bullies and Soggy Soup Bones is just such a story for me. It's a tale grownups can relate to and kids can learn from and be inspired by." ~ Jessica West
A tale about a boy and his dog, about bullies and soggy soup bones, and about finding courage in the unlikeliest of places.
I remember the fear that goes with being bullied. A palpable fear that is both pervasive and unrelenting, even when you do stand up for yourself. This is a story about finding courage despite that fear.
Writers shortlisted for the Guardian 4th Estate BAME Short Story Prize read their shortlisted stories.Collected here are the six best stories chosen by the judging panel of the Guardian 4th Estate BAME short story prize 2018.In them you’ll encounter a range of lives and situations: an armless swimmer representing Cultural Revolution China in the Paralympic Games; an encounter between a young girl and a misanthropic B&B owner in the wake of the Grenfell tower fire; a schoolgirl helping her grandmother in a Chinese take-away in Hull; the residents of a street united by a piano; a historic town in China invaded by a powerful stench; and a teenage girl struggling with her gender in a small town steeped in folklore.Read here by the writers themselves, these stories will move, entertain and surprise you and give a tantalising taste of the future work we might expect from these talented writers.
The legendary writer Patricia Highsmith is best remembered today for her chilling psychological thrillers The Talented Mr. Ripley and Strangers on a Train. A critically acclaimed, bestselling author in Europe, Highsmith has for too long been underappreciated in the United States.Eleven is Highsmith's first collection of short stories, an arresting group of dark masterpieces of obsession and foreboding, violence and instability. Here naturalists meet gruesome ends and unhinged heroes disturb our sympathies. This is a captivating, important collection from "one of the truly brilliant short-story writers of the twentieth century" (Otto Penzler). Includes an introduction by Graham Greene.
Joseph Smith Fletcher (1863 - 1935) was a British journalist and author. He wrote more than 230 books on a wide variety of subjects, both fiction and non-fiction. He was one of the leading writers of detective fiction in the Victorian 'Golden Age' of the short story.'The Lighthouse on Shivering Sand' is the macabre tale of a new man arriving to work as assistant keeper at a remote lighthouse. After the boat that brought him and the month's rations has departed, he discovers that one of the other two keepers is his sworn enemy, who has vowed to murder him.The story is a breathtaking thriller as the tension rises between the cunning and homicidal lighthouse keeper, the terrified new arrival and the head keeper who is trying desperately to prevent a horrible crime.
Though Aldous Huxley gained popularity from his novels and essays, he started his writing career as a poet. Jonah, his second compilation of poetry, is a collection of twelve poems (four of which are written in French). He published it, at the age of 23, for Christmas in 1917.He stated his intention to stop writing poetry at the end of the volume, but actually went on to publish numerous compilations after Jonah. (Mary Kay)
Jerome Klapka Jerome (1859-1927) was an English writer and humourist.The Cost of Kindness is an ironic tale about a congregation desperate to see the back of their cantankerous and highly unpopular vicar. Fortunately the dreadful man has agreed to leave and is preparing a vituperative final sermon admonishing his ungrateful flock for ousting him.But then the churchwarden's wife decides it would be only Christian to show the horrid man some sympathy...an act of kindness which unleashes awful consequences.
"Take a touch of Charles Lindbergh, mix in a dash of Evel Knievel, throw in one man-killing cat-and you’ve got a recipe for a rip-roaring adventure featuring the high-flying, hard-living Smoke Burnham.There’s not a dare Smoke won’t take, and there’s not a wager he won’t make. Now he’s betting his life that he can fly his plane, Super Comet-with his pet cheetah Patty coming along for the ride-across the mountains and jungles of South America to a prize-winning payday.All he has to do is out-race the competition, out-maneuver a saboteur, and make out with his girl-who’s determined to bring him down to earth. One thing you can count on-in the air, in a fight, or in his girlfriend’s arms-he’s a man who likes to turn up the heat. Because where there’s Smoke, there’s fire.In 1931, as a student at George Washington University, Hubbard founded the college Glider Club and within a few months a respected columnist said “he is recognized as one of the outstanding glider pilots in the country.” Later he wrote as the aviation correspondent for the prestigious flying magazine Sportsman Pilot. His combined writing and flying expertise comprised the perfect recipe to give stories like Man-Killers of the Air their authentic flavor."A Galaxy Press audio production.
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