Автор: deFord Miriam Allen
As a San Francisco co-national, it was inevitable— maybe it was even fair — that Anthony Boucher should be the first to snare the writing talents of Miriam Allen deFord for his publication. But it could not last. The girl was too good to keep pinned to one market. It is a joy for us all that others can find themselves able to publish such splendid examples of her work as-Читать или скачать книгу «Press Conference»
|The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society|
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
“I wonder how the book got to Guernsey? Perhaps there is some sort of secret homing instinct in books that brings them to their perfect readers.”
January 1946: London is emerging from the shadow of the Second World War, and writer Juliet Ashton is looking for her next book subject. Who could imagine that she would find it in a letter from a man she’s never met, a native of the island of Guernsey, who has come across her name written inside a book by Charles Lamb….
As Juliet and her new correspondent exchange letters, Juliet is drawn into the world of this man and his friends—and what a wonderfully eccentric world it is. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society—born as a spur-of-the-moment alibi when its members were discovered breaking curfew by the Germans occupying their island—boasts a charming, funny, deeply human cast of characters, from pig farmers to phrenologists, literature lovers all.
Juliet begins a remarkable correspondence with the society’s members, learning about their island, their taste in books, and the impact the recent German occupation has had on their lives. Captivated by their stories, she sets sail for Guernsey, and what she finds will change her forever.
Written with warmth and humor as a series of letters, this novel is a celebration of the written word in all its guises, and of finding connection in the most surprising ways.Читать или скачать книгу «The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society»
The Literary Agent
Автор: Baker Kage
Серия: The Company Short Fiction
Kage Baker tells us that “it is a matter of recorded fact that Robert Louis Stevenson did go off alone into the mountains above Monterey in 1879, where he fell ill and lay delirious for three days under an oak tree, before being found by hunters. Most literary scholars agree that he only blossomed as a writer of real promise after his recovery and return to England.” Whether he encountered someone like Joseph while he lay ill, has not been recorded, but “having been born in Hollywood, I can vouch that there really are immortal creatures working for the movie studios.”Читать или скачать книгу «The Literary Agent»
The Literary Life of Thingum Bob, Esq.
Автор: Poe Edgar Allan
The Museum of Literary Souls
Автор: Connolly John
Mr. Berger has spent thirty-four years keeping his life as empty as possible. His job title as a closed accounts registrar doesn’t spark much interest, and his cautious flirtation with a woman at his company was cut short upon her engagement to another man. This doesn’t bother him, however, as he much prefers the company of books to that of people. When a series of fortuitous events leads to an early retirement in the English countryside, Mr. Berger is content to spend the remainder of his years nestled comfortably between the pages of a book. But fate has other plans.
His serene life turns strange when he witnesses a tragedy chillingly reminiscent of Anna Karenina as a woman flings herself before a train. When he rushes to the scene, she has vanished, leaving no body on the tracks. Berger’s investigation into this event leads him to Caxton Private Lending Library & Book Depository, where the line between fiction and reality becomes blurred beyond comprehension.Читать или скачать книгу «The Museum of Literary Souls»
Write It Right. A Little Blacklist of Literary Faults
Автор: Bierce Ambrose
The Project Gutenberg EBook of Write It Right, by Ambrose BierceЧитать или скачать книгу «Write It Right. A Little Blacklist of Literary Faults»