The Dancer Upstairs

Author: Nicholas Shakespeare
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1407063545
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The Dancer Upstairs from the Author: Nicholas Shakespeare. This novel explores one of the most astonishing stories in the whole history of twentieth century terrorism. Colonel Rejas was the policeman charged with the task of capturing the Peruvian guerrilla leader Ezequiel, but having been dismissed he finds the burden of silence and secrecy too heavy. On meeting Dyer, a foreign correspondent, he is moved to relate the tortuous progress of the manhunt for the first time. The Dancer Upstairs is a story reminiscent of Graham Greene and John le Carré - tense, intricate and heartbreaking.

The Dancer Upstairs

Author: N. Shakespeare
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ISBN: 9781407063560
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The Dancer Upstairs

Author: Nicholas Shakespeare
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0099466562
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The Dancer Upstairs from the Author: Nicholas Shakespeare. "This novel explores one of the most astonishing stories in the whole history of twentieth century terrorism. Colonel Rejas was the policeman charged with the task of capturing the Peruvian guerrilla leader Ezequiel, but having been dismissed he finds the burden of silence and secrecy too heavy. On meeting Dyer, a foreign correspondent, he is moved to relate the tortuous progress of the manhunt for the first time. The Dancer Upstairs is a story reminiscent of Graham Greene and John le Carr- - tense, intricate and heartbreaking. Shakespeare is interested in grand themes: love, vocation, politics and the corrupting power of moral and ideological absolutes-The Dancer Upstairs will be enjoyed by any kind of reader-It is enviably good, a genuinely fine novel from a writer who possesses real heart and flair' Louis de Berni-res, Sunday Times Almost steams with the author's understanding of South America and yet is somehow poetic and tender' Observer Will count among the best work being produced by the present generation of British writers' Independent on Sunday

In Tasmania

Author: Nicholas Shakespeare
Publisher: The Overlook Press
ISBN: 1468304291
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In Tasmania from the Author: Nicholas Shakespeare. An insightful and exquisitely observant work exploring one of the world’s most distant, mythic—and misunderstood—lands. The settlement of Tasmania by Europeans began two hundred years ago. Nicholas Shakespeare first went there, having heard of the island’s exceptional beauty, because it was famously remote. He soon decided that this was where he wanted to live. Only later did he discover a cache of letters written by an ancestor as corrupt as he was colorful: Anthony Fenn Kemp, the so-called Father of Tasmania. On his mother’s side, too, Shakespeare found he had unknown Tasmanian relations; a pair of spinsters who had never left their farm except once, in 1947, to buy shoes. Their journal recounted a saga beginning in Northern England in the 1890s with a dashing but profligate ancestor who, having played tennis with the Kaiser, ended his life in disgrace in the Tasmanian bush. In this fascinating history of two turbulent centuries in an apparently idyllic place, Shakespeare effortlessly weaves the history of the island with his multiple stories, a cast of unlikely characters from Errol Flynn to the King of Iceland, a village full of Chatwins, and, inevitably, a family of Shakespeares.

Snowleg

Author: Nicholas Shakespeare
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1407073699
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Snowleg from the Author: Nicholas Shakespeare. A young Englishman visits Cold War Leipzig with a group of students and falls for an East German girl who is only just beginning to wake up to the way her society is governed. Her situation touches him, but he is too frightened to help. He spends decades convincing himself that he is not in love until one day, with Germany now reunited, he decides to go back and look for her. But who was she, how will his actions have affected her, and how will her find her? All he knows of her identity is the nickname he gave her - Snowleg. Snowleg is a powerful love story that explores the close, fraught relationship between England and Germany, between a man who grows up believing himself to be a chivalrous English public schoolboy and a woman who tries to live loyally under a repressive regime.

The Vision Of Elena Silves

Author: Nicholas Shakespeare
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1407074563
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The Vision Of Elena Silves from the Author: Nicholas Shakespeare. In the Amazon city of Belén, in the heart of the Peruvian jungle, three old men sit on a bench. They sit in the square every day under the hot sun, remembering the women they loved and the world when it was a better place. One day a woman hurries past their bench whom all have reason to remember - Elena Silves, the girl with eyes as blue as the sky who once saw a vision and has been incarcerated by the Church authorities in a convent high in the Andes ever since. But the old men remember something else. They remember that Elena had been in love at the time with Gabriel, a student revolutionary who became the most wanted man in Belén.

Fear

Author: Gabriel Chevallier
Publisher: Profile Books
ISBN: 1847656439
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Fear from the Author: Gabriel Chevallier. It is 1915. Jean Dartemont is just a young man. He is not a rebel, but neither is he awed by authority and when he's called up and given only the most rudimentary training, he refuses to follow his platoon. Instead, he is sent to Artois, where he experiences the relentless death and violence of the trenches. His reprieve finally comes when he is wounded, evacuated and hospitalised. The nurses consider it their duty to stimulate the soldiers' fighting spirit, and so ask Jean what he did at the front. His reply? 'I was afraid.' First published in France in 1930, Fear is both graphic and clear-eyed in its depiction of the terrible experiences of soldiers during the First World War.

Eleni

Author: Nicholas Gage
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1407054155
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Eleni from the Author: Nicholas Gage. A son's quest to avenge his mother's murder. In 1948, in a Greek mountain village, Eleni Gatzoyiannis was arrested, tortured and shot. She was one of the 158,000 victims of the Greek Civil War. Her crime had been to help her children escape from the Communist guerrillas who occupied their village. Her son, Nicholas Gage, was then eight years old. Eleni is the story of his obsessive and harrowing reconstruction of his mother's life and death and his pursuit of his mother's killer.

Martha Graham

Author: Russell Freedman
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780395746554
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Martha Graham from the Author: Russell Freedman. A photo-biography of the American dancer, teacher, and choreographer who was born in Pittsburgh in 1895 and who became a leading figure in the world of modern dance.