The Naked Nuns

Author: Colin Watson
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571281230
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The Naked Nuns from the Author: Colin Watson. 'TWO NAKED NUNS AVAILABLE PHILADELPHIA' is the strangest cable ever to come to Flaxborough. Inspector Purbright, who has coped with a few odd things in his time, finds it opens a rich lode of skullduggery, deceit and sudden death. Flaxborough is a quiet market town in the east of England, discreetly prosperous, respectable and brimming with provincial virtues. However, beneath the bland surface, strange passions seethe. The little foibles of its citizens afford more than ample scope to the wisdom and pertinacity of Inspector Purbright. First published in 1975, The Naked Nuns is the eighth novel in the Flaxborough series and displays Watson's characteristic dry wit and striking observation. 'Flaxborough, that olde-worlde town with Dada trimmings.' Sunday Times

The Naked Nun

Author: Mary Shaver
Publisher: Markham, Ont. : PaperJacks
ISBN: 9780770100346
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The Naked Nun from the Author: Mary Shaver.

Six Nuns And A Shotgun

Author: Colin Watson
Publisher: Dell Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780440178712
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Six Nuns And A Shotgun from the Author: Colin Watson.

A Nun On The Bus

Author: Sister Sister Simone Campbell
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062273566
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A Nun On The Bus from the Author: Sister Sister Simone Campbell. In the summer of 2012, Sister Simone Campbell and a group of fellow Roman Catholic nuns toured parts of the country to rally support against Congressman Paul Ryan's budget, a plan that cut vital social programs for the hurting poor and the struggling middle class. Prayer groups turned into rallies, and small town meetings became national media events. Sister Simone became a galvanizing force for progressives of all stripes and remains a driving force for programs and policies that support faith, family, and fairness. Rooted in a deep spirituality of compassion and service, Sister Simone gives voice to the hunger, isolation, and fear that so many people in America are feeling right now and shows us how we can create real transformation in our communities and in our own hearts through the contemplative life of prayer. Powerful, inspiring stories from the Nuns on the Bus tour and from Sister Simone's own life offer readers a fresh vision for a lived spirituality that is at the heart of today's progressive Christian movements working for change.

Tricky Dick Nixon And The Five Naked Nuns

Author: Leonard Palmer
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1105610470
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Tricky Dick Nixon And The Five Naked Nuns from the Author: Leonard Palmer. August 1974. The world is focused on Watergate and the implosion of Richard Nixon, but not Johnny Jump. He could care less about Presidents or presidential malfeasance. One-quarter black, one-quarter Jewish Johnny Jump just wants be left alone to drive his cab, drink and create art, but circumstances once again won’t allow it. Sixteen months after his involvement in a one day balls-to-the-wall shoot ‘em up in pursuit of a fabled one million dollars he is back at it again, this time to avenge the death of his friend, Napoleon “Tank” Dupree.It is Johnny who discovers Tank’s corpse on a city side street one lonely night while driving his cab. Tank Dupree was the one man with whom Johnny felt a deep kinship. They both had served with distinction in the military; Tank in Korea, Johnny in Viet Nam. They both had been raised in hardscrabble circumstances, and they both shared an edgy but idealistic vision of what life should be. Johnny takes Tank’s death hard and vows a blood oath to find and dispatch his killer...

Italian Horror Film Directors

Author: Louis Paul
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786487496
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Italian Horror Film Directors from the Author: Louis Paul. There is no cinema with such effect as that of the hallucinatory Italian horror film. From Riccardo Freda's I Vampiri in 1956 to Il Cartaio in 2004, this work recounts the origins of the genre, celebrates at length ten of its auteurs, and discusses the noteworthy films of many others associated with the genre. The directors discussed in detail are Dario Argento, Lamberto Bava, Mario Bava, Ruggero Deodato, Lucio Fulci, Umberto Lenzi, Antonio Margheriti, Aristide Massaccesi, Bruno Mattei, and Michele Soavi. Each chapter includes a biography, a detailed career account, discussion of influences both literary and cinematic, commentary on the films, with plots and production details, and an exhaustive filmography. A second section contains short discussions and selected filmographies of other important horror directors. The work concludes with a chapter on the future of Italian horror and an appendix of important horror films by directors other than the 50 profiled. Stills, posters, and behind-the-scenes shots illustrate the book.

The Nun

Author: Simonetta Agnello Hornby
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1609459105
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The Nun from the Author: Simonetta Agnello Hornby. August 15, 1839. Messina, Italy. In the home of Marshall don Peppino Padellani di Opiri, preparations for the feast of the Ascension are underway. This may be the last happy day in the life of Agata, the Marshall's daughter. She and the wealthy Giacomo Lepre have fallen in love. Agata however must forsake her beloved Giacomo for the good of her family. Unfortunately the extended families of these illicit lovers cannot come to an agreement in their efforts to put the tawdry matter of their offspring's affair to rest and when Marshall don Peppino dies, Agata's mother decides to ferry her daughter far from Messina, to Naples, where she hopes to garner a stipend from the King. The only boat leaving Messina that day is captained by the young Englishman, James Garson. Following a tempestuous passage to Naples, during which Agata confesses her troubles to James, Agata and her mother find themselves rebuffed by the king and Agata is forced to join a convent. The Benedictine monastery of San Giorgio Stilita is rife with rancor and jealousy, illicit passions and ancient feuds. But Agata remains aloof, devoting herself to the cultivation of medicinal herbs, calmed by the steady rhythms of monastic life. She reads all the books James Garson sends her and follows the news of the various factions struggling to bring unity to Italy. She has accepted her life as a nun, but she is divided by her yearnings for purity and religiosity and her desire to be part of the world. She is increasingly torn when she realizes that her feelings for James Garson, though he is only a distant presence in her life, have eclipsed those for Lepre.