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Why Kafka is not Kafkaesque

franz kafka

Paul Johnston’s readable ebook, Why Kafka is not Kafkaesque, offers an interesting and fun introduction to the mysterious world of Franz Kafka. [Read more…]

Why Kafka Is Not Kafkaesque


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The First Men In The Moon

The First Men In The Moon

H G Wells ‘The First Men In The Moon’: The Story Of The 1919 Film By Robert Godwin

In 1919 the Gaumont Motion Picture Studio created the first movie to ever be based entirely on a famous science fiction novel. [Read more…]

The First Men In The Moon (S.F. MASTERWORKS)


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Flood’s Mousey Mousey popular

Heather Flood

Heather Flood

Children’s author Heather Flood’s heroine Mousey Mousey has been hailed by fellow authors, children and parents as the cutest mouse ever – topping Walt Disney’s Mickey and Minnie and the little mouse in The Gruffalo! [Read more…]

Midnight Alley by Miles Corwin

Midnight Alley by Miles Corwin

Midnight Alley by Miles Corwin

Booklist, Starred Review, February, 2012 “Recommend this superb novel to fans of crime thrillers and police procedurals…” Ash Levine, the top detective in the LAPD’s elite Felony Special Squad, is called out to solve the murder of two young black men found shot to death in a Venice alley. [Read more…]

MIDNIGHT ALLEY (Ash Levine Thriller)


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The Impossible Museum

The Impossible Museum

On 1 October Prestel publishes The Impossible Museum: The Best Art You’ll Never See by Celine Delavaux. [Read more…]

Clarus Press Publishes Neighbours and the Law

Neighbours and the Law

Neighbours and the Law

Clarus Press has launched the first publication in Ireland to deal specifically with the range of legal issues that arises between neighbours. The newly published law book entitled “Neighbours and the Law” provides an up-to-date analysis of neighbourhood law guiding the reader through the many intricacies and pitfalls. [Read more…]

Catch Up With Dickens

Lucinda Dickens Hawksley

Lucinda Dickens Hawksley

The great great great grand-daughter of Charles Dickens, author Lucinda Dickens Hawksley, is to give a talk about the man behind the classic novels at His Majesty’s Theatre in Aberdeen this November. [Read more…]

The Life and Times of Charles Dickens


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Ray Bradbury remembered

Ray Bradbury,  August 22, 1920 – June 5, 2012

Ray Bradbury, August 22, 1920 – June 5, 2012

With the death of Ray Bradbury (August 22, 1920 – June 5, 2012) , it would be great to share a letter he sent to the Fayetteville Public Library in 2006. [Read more…]

Fahrenheit 451


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HarperCollins aquires rights to Bacharach story

 

Burt Bacharach

Burt Bacharach

HarperCollins has acquired world rights to Burt Bacharach’s life story, ANYONE WHO HAD A HEART. Written with Robert Greenfield and told in Bacharach’s own words, the book will recount the life and times of a true American icon who has composed many of the most important popular songs of the last century. The deal was negotiated by Jonathan Burnham, Senior VP, Publisher, Harper and Claire Wachtel, Executive Editor, Harper with Amy Schiffman and Brian Lipson from Intellectual Property Group. The book is tentatively scheduled for publication in November 2012. [Read more…]

Legal Academia and an Overlawyered America

Schools for Misrule

Schools for Misrule

From Barack Obama (Harvard and Chicago) to Bill and Hillary Clinton (Yale), many of our current national leaders emerged from the rarefied air of the nation’s top law schools. The ideas taught there in one generation often shape national policy in the next.

The trouble is our elite law schools keep churning out ideas that are catastrophically bad for America. From class action lawsuits that promote the right to sue anyone over anything to court orders mandating the mass release of prison inmates; from the movement for slavery reparations to court takeovers of school funding–all of these appalling ideas were hatched in legal academia. And the worst is yet to come. A fast-rising movement in law schools demands that sovereignty over U.S. legal disputes be handed over to international law and transnational courts.

It is not by coincidence, Olson argues, that these bad ideas all tend to confer more power on the law schools’ own graduates. In the overlawyered society that results, they are the ones who become the real rulers.