The Last Caravan And Other Short Stories

Author: Bello Dankano
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595349722
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What can be more exciting or fulfilling, than to bring your enemy to submission, or at least see him brought to his knees like the hunchback, El-Noor who was virtually abducted for ritual purposes only to emerge victorious after the jinn in him has intervened? Jinn! El-Noor couldn't believe that he had one under his beck and call Enter the weird camel, bold and daring whose anger humbled the powerful king of Sumaiya after a reign of terror that has turned the people into servitude unacceptable to the camel Then the old Whale, that ruminates on the excesses of the human species and vowed to bring pollution to an end In this two-part story, African wizardry and witchcraft has gone global in line with the much talked about globalization after conquering the home front When will the wealth of the world be equitably distributed so that the wealthy can sleep with their two eyes closed? And won't you be happy if you are made to be productive at last, or do you still prefer servitude and invite the wrath of the brats who warned the people of Ashadalafia: Get up and be productive! Oh Africa, my Africa, where the extended family system comes in handy, in a world past becoming anonymous and unfamiliar.

The First And The Last And Other Stories

Author: John Galsworthy
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Danny The Champion Of The World Colour Edition

Author: Roald Dahl
Publisher: Puffin
ISBN: 9780141357874
File Size: 66,90 MB
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A phizzwhizzing new edition of Roald Dahl's classic story, in glorious full colour for the first time. Danny lives in a gipsy caravan with his father, the most marvellous and exciting father any boy ever had. All the land around them belongs to Mr Victor Hazell, a rich snob with a great glistening beery face and tiny piggy eyes. Nobody likes him, not one-little bit. So one day, Danny and his father concoct a daring plot that will give the old blue-faced baboon Victor Hazell the greatest shock of his life - so long as they don't get caught . . .

Caravan Story

Author: Wayne Macauley
Publisher: Text Publishing
ISBN: 192196135X
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Caravan Story is a brilliant satire on the role of the artistic community in our society and the changing response of the government to their role. The first caravans arrive in a convoy. Wayne Macauley's narrator, Wayne Macauley, is in one of them. He's one of the artists removed from his home, given a new place to live and the chance to 'give back to society'. In his strange new community, housed on a footy oval in a faraway country town, he is given his task. To create and be useful. To be thankful for the opportunity. He decides he will not give in to his misgivings; he will write. Then he finds out about the rejection slips already written for the work he has yet to submit... Wayne Macauley is a Melbourne writer. He is the author of three highly-acclaimed novels, Blueprints for a Barbed-Wire Canoe, Caravan Story and The Cook. 'A delicacy and wryness, a sort of tough reversal of expectations, that relaxes the mind and sends it skidding on the thinnest ice of elegance...If Macauley is black he's satiny.' Peter Craven 'In an era when many Australian novelists are playing it safe...Wayne Macauley is an ambitious talent worth watching.' Wet Ink 'Wayne Macauley's first novel, Blueprints for a Barbed-Wire Canoe, showed that a real talent had arrived and his second confirms the promise.' Age 'Mixing elegy and whimsy, satire and black humour, language becomes pliant under Macauley's command.' Australian Book Review 'A lament but also a call to arms, Caravan Story is a thrilling piece of satire, a compulsively readable, extremely well-wrought Orwellian fable that I believe announces the arrival of Macauley as a major Australian writer.' Monthly

Caravan Thieves

Author: Gerard Woodward
Publisher: Vintage Canada
ISBN: 9780099474777
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Most of these vivid and unsettling stories are rooted in apparently everyday lives and situations, but suddenly become surreal or disturbing - reading them feels sometimes as though you're walking along in the real world and suddenly step off an edge into a void, where rules of gravity and normality have disappeared but life carries on ... They're full of Woodward's trademark mix of humour, pathos, dysfunctional families and disappointed lives, as well as dazzling moments of illumination, perfect imagery, beautiful writing and intimations of mortality (in 'A Ford Mondeo' and 'Gardening'). But this time there's infidelity ('Pangea Ultima', 'Milk', 'Cleopatra', 'Firemen'), curdled sex ('Firemen' again, and 'Chicken Pox'), strange jobs in kitchens and sandwich bars which involve betrayal and revenge (as in 'Hygiene' or 'Strawberries'). And the title comes from 'Rape' where a caravan (a nice Fleetwood Marauder) seems to have been lifted from its regular berth at Glenmore Caravan Park in the middle of the night to land it and its occupants in a field in the middle of nowhere... which leads to unaccustomed and violent fantasies.

Caravan Natalie Short Story

Author: Anne Enright
ISBN: 9781448128556
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Caravan To Tibet

Author: Deepa Agarwal
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 8184758472
File Size: 16,54 MB
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Fourteen-year-old Debu sets off across the high mountain passes from Kumaon to Tibet to search for his father who got lost in a blizzard the year before. Adventures follow thick and fast—a forced stay in a monastery with a boy lama who takes a fancy to him, his capture by the cruel, enigmatic bandit Nangbo, who has magical powers, and a stay in the legendary goldfields of Thok Jalong. And finally—a heart-pounding, breathtaking horse race. Does Debu find his father. Does he win the race? Pick up this page-turner to find out!

Short Stories And Sketches Annotated Edition

Author: Mark Twain
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
ISBN: 3849644111
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This edition contains a wealth of Mark Twain's most known short stories and sketches. Among others you will find the following works: The $30,000 Bequest A Dog's Tale Was It Heaven? Or Hell? A Cure For The Blues The Curious Book The Californian's Tale The Five Boons Of Life The Loves Of Alonzo Fitz Clarence And Rosannah Ethelton A Double Barrelled Detective Story Extract From Captain Stormfield's Visit To Heaven Goldsmith's Friend Abroad Again A Horse's Tale The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg The Captain's Story Stirring Times In Austria My Boyhood Dreams To The Above Old People The Mysterious Stranger A Fable Hunting The Deceitful Turkey The McWilliamses And The Burglar Alarm The Story Of The Bad Little Boy The Story Of The Good Little Boy Niagara A Ghost Story The Stolen White Elephant Those Extraordinary Twins Tom Sawyer Abroad Tom Sawyer, Detective

Until The Girl Died Short Story

Author: Anne Enright
ISBN: 9781448128549
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Cricket And Other Short Stories

Author: Mary Brooks
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1499006918
File Size: 40,30 MB
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Mary Brooks is an Australian author (of Mary Lives) whose passion for life is well-illustrated in these observations of daily living.