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BOOK OF THE MONTH
THE ICKABOG
J.K. Rowling
1299

'The Ickabog is coming... A mythical monster, a kingdom in peril, an adventure...(+)

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Marina is an Anglo-Indian, London-based barrister specialising in constitutional and human rights ...(+)

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Selected Tales
Tom Paulin
Peter Messent
Classification : Short Stories
Pub Date : Jan 01, 2009
Imprint : Everyman Classics
Page Extent : TBC
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9789350091203
Price : 275

About the book
Lost loves, unrealised ambition, the glittering lives of the middle classes and courage grown out of poverty. Withdrawing completely into himself after the death of his fiancee, Stansom's memories produce a ghostly, tender and atmospheric story - The Altar o fthe Dead. Reversing all expected norms and turning conventional ideas of rank and social status upside down, the Real Thing is amongst Jame's most ironic and comic tales. In The Birthplace, Gedge's struggle for independence as an artist reveals Jame's extraordinary insight into the conflict between our private lives and the outside world. These are amongst Henry James's finest short stories, many of which- until now - have not been readily available.

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Tom Paulin
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