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C h r i s t i e
is known throughout the world as Queen of Crime. Her books have sold over a billion copies in the English language with another billion in 44 foreign languages. She is the most widely published author of all time and in any language, outsold by only the Bible and Shakespeare. She is the author of 79 crime novels and short story collections, 19 plays and 6 novels written under the name of Mary Westmacott. ... mehr
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is a "children's book" by Lewis Carroll, who was born as Charles Lutwidge Dodgson in Cheshire on January 27, 1832. When he was 11 he and his family (7 sisters and 3 brothers) moved to Yorkshire which remained their home for the next 25 years. At 12 he was sent away to a small private school at nearby Richmond, where he appears to have been happy and settled. But in 1845, young Dodgson moved on to Rugby School, w ... mehr
First published in 1989
Second Impression 1999
Illustration by Les Edward, Cover Photograph Addison Wesley
The stories are written by some of the finest British and American
The authors are:
Margery Allingham (1904 -1966), Simon Brett, born as Anthony Lee in 1945,and Colin Dexter ,born in 1930 are British crime story writers.
Sue Grafton, born in 1940 in Kentucky, Sara Paretzky born 1947 i ... mehr
She was born in Birmingham, brought up in New Zealand and educated at Hampstead School for Girls. At the age of twenty, armed with an MA from St. Andrews\' she took a job at the Foreign Office shuffling papers that sent spies to an uncertain fate in the East Bloc. She left when pregnant with the first of her four sons and subsequently worked for a succession of leading advertising agencies in increasingly exalted positions. Since then ... mehr
Caroline Cooney was born in 1947 and grew up in Old Greenwich, Connecticut. An excellent student and ambitious youth, she loved school and was involved in many different activities. By the time she was in tenth grade, Cooney played the piano for musical productions, directed a choir, and had a job as a church organist. Always an avid reader, Cooney often read series books such as The Hardy Boys and Cherry Ames. These characters h ... mehr
"The Haunting of Hill House" was written by Shirley Jackson. Although it was completed in 1959 it was not published until 1987 by the Robinson Publishing Ltd in the UK.
The story takes place in Hill House, which was built by Hugh Crain who had planned it himself. Because of the bewildering structure of the house everyone gets quite confused after spending some nights there. So nobody lived in it for eighty years. Hill House was meant to be l ... mehr
1. information on the author
1.1 the life of J. R. R. Tolkien
1.2 books of J. R. R. Tolkien
2. summary of contents of his work \"The Hobbit\"
3. aspects of analysis
4. the significance of Tolkien\'s work
5. personal statement
John Ronald Roar Tolkien, the author of \"The Hobbit\" was born in Bloemfontein/South Africa on the 3/1/1892 as the first son of Mabel and Arthur Tolkien. His entire childhood was sp ... mehr
Date of publication: 1895 in three acts
Type of Work:
Comic, farcical play
Algeron´s flat in London, and a country house in Hertfordshire, England; in the 1890s
Plot outline: Two men, Algernon and John, who are friends meet each other in Algy's house where John falls in love with Gwendolen, the daughter of Algernon's Aunt Augusta. John owns a house in the country, where everybody calls him Jack. But in the city he int ... mehr
Book report for the matura on the topic DRUGS
The writing on the wall
by Lynne Reidd Banks
published by puffin books
Contents: Tracy, a 15 year old polish girl, who lives in London, meets Kev, a punk. She
adores him from the beginning and so she changes her outfit, to his style. Kev has the idea to travel to Holland in the summerholidays, and the naive Tracy, whose last year at school is ending, wants to go with ... mehr
Author & Title
The book \"The Cool Boffin\" was published 1994 in the Mammoth series. The author, Pete Johnson, wrote also a great number of other books for young people. For example: \"The Dead Hour\", \"We, the Haunted\", \"I\'d Rather Be Famous\" and the \"Friends Forever\" series. Unfortunately Pete Johnson\'s biography is not mentioned in this book.
Richard Hodgson tells us in this book his own true story. He\'s been a boffin ... mehr
Nick Hornby is one of those writers, into whose books you get stuck, once you've started reading them. You can't do anything else until you've finished them. Wherever you go, you take the book along, so you can stuck your nose into it, every free second. His stories are, as Hugh Grant says, mostly about "male, bachelor, single London life". Hornby is a person with a fine sense of humour, and his books contain a mixture of both, cynicism and hope ... mehr
The novel "Madame Doubtfire" by Anne Fine is about a man, who wants to live with his children after his divorce. The characters of the book are Miranda and Daniel Hilliard, their children Lydia, Christopher and their youngest child Natalie.
He is a naive and funny man, who isn't very strict to his children. He doesn't care about rules, because his living room is a mess. He lets his children do what they ... mehr
Written by Maureen Dunbar
1) Main Characters:
Catherine was an ambitious child but she hated her father.
That was the reason of the break out of Anorexia Nervosa.
During her illness she became moody and full of self-hatred, but her faith in god never disappeared. Nevertheless she realized how difficult she ha ... mehr
The book is written by CHARLES DICKENS, one of England´s greatest novelists, who lived from 1812 to 1870.
The main settinqs are:
. Blunderstone, in Suffolk
The main characters are:
. DAVID COPPEPFIELD: He is the person whose life is told in the story.
. MR. MURDSTONE: David´s stepfather, a very stern and cruel man who sometimes beats young david. ... mehr
Robert Louis Stevenson
R.L. Stevenson was born in Scotland in 1850.He hoped to be an engineer, because his father was an engineer, too, but his health wasn't very good so he became an author and a poet. Because of his health he often travelled and in Californian he married. His best works are: Treasure Island, Kidnapped and of course Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde. He died in Samoa in 1894.
Mr. Utterson - he is ... mehr
Alice started writing her diary shortly before her 15th birthday, because her boyfriend broke up with her and she felt really down, unpopular, ugly and missunderstood by everybody even by her parents. She decided to change and started to exercise every morning and eat healthy. Later on, her dad had been invited to become the Dean of Political Science in another city and the whole family had to move there. Alice was very scared of her new life i ... mehr
AUTHOR: NAT HENTOFF
He is a well-known staff writer for The Village Voice. He is the
author of Jazz Country, I´m Really Dragged but Nothing Gets Me
Down, This School Is Driving Me Crazy and Does This School Have
TITLE: THE DAY THEY CAME TO ARREST THE BOOK
SETTINGS: George Mason High School
Barney Hagstrom is 17 years old and editor of the George Mason St ... mehr
The book is written by Marylin Sachs. The centre of attention is a boy named Jeff and Ellen, the fat girl. Jaff is a good looking seventeen-year-old boy. He lives in a house with his mother and his sister. His parents are divorced. His father is married again and has two new sons. Jeff is not very happy with his family circumstances but he always has a girlfriend and when he meets his girlfriend, he is very happy. Ellen is "The Fat Girl". She i ... mehr
Author: Sir Terence Rattigan ( 1911-1977)
In 1911 one of England´s most successful playwriters was born. As his grandfather had already received a knighthood and his father was in the diplomatic service he was educated in England´s best schools. At Harrow he became interested in theatre. Once they had to write a dramatic scene in French. His teacher wrote under it:"French execrable, theater sense first class!" (p 4) At Trinity College, he ... mehr
A true story of innocence lost and courage found.
This book describes the life of Ron Kovic who was born on the 4. of July. He loved Baseball, John Wayne and John F. Kennedy - but most of all, he loved his country. He was a natural athlete, a shy teen-ager who dreamed of girls, an All-American working- class kid. He shipped out to Vietnam with the Marines. Ron Kovic didn't come marching home. He was wound, paralyzed permanently from his ches ... mehr