Publisher :HarperCollins Release Date :2007-01-15 ISBN :0547542771 Pages :256 pages Rating Book:4.4/5 (547 users)
Download or read book The Necropolis Railway written by Andrew Martin and published by HarperCollins. This book was released on 2007-01-15 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Bright and ambitious, young Jim Stringer moves from the English countryside to London deter- mined to become a railway man. It is 1903, the dawn of the Edwardian age, when steam runs the nation and the railways drive progress. Jim can’t believe his luck to have gotten his foot in the door at South East Railway, run out of Waterloo Station. He finds, however, that his duties involve a graveyard shift, literally—a railway line that takes coffins from London morgues to the gigantic new cemeteries being dug in the city’s outskirts. He also learns that his predecessor had disappeared and that his coworkers seem to have formed an instant loathing for him. Forced to live by his wits and to arrive at his own deductions—assisted by his landlady, for whom he falls— he tries to figure out what is going on before he is issued a one-way ticket on the Necropolis Railway.
Publisher :Gale / Cengage Learning Release Date :2007-09-05 ISBN :9780787678876 Pages :456 pages Rating Book:4.7/5 (678 users)
Download or read book Contemporary Authors written by Amy Elisabeth Fuller and published by Gale / Cengage Learning. This book was released on 2007-09-05 with total page 456 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A biographical and bibliographical guide to current writers in all fields including poetry, fiction and nonfiction, journalism, drama, television and movies. Information is provided by the authors themselves or drawn from published interviews, feature stories, book reviews and other materials provided by the authors/publishers.
Publisher :Faber & Faber Release Date :2009-04-02 ISBN :0571252206 Pages :272 pages Rating Book:4.7/5 (571 users)
Download or read book Death on a Branch Line written by Andrew Martin and published by Faber & Faber. This book was released on 2009-04-02 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: It is the summer of 1911 and as Britain is gripped by paranoia about German spies and secret preparations for war, railway detective Jim Stringer decides to set out for a much-needed holiday. But before he can leave he finds himself escorting a young aristocrat, Hugh Lambert, who is on his way to be executed for the murder of his father. When Hugh warns that a second murder is imminent in his isolated village, Jim sees a chance to kill two birds with one stone. And so, as he visits the village with his wife Lydia on the pretext of holidaying, Jim finds he has one weekend in which to stop another murder and unravel a conspiracy of international dimensions . . . 'Enough historical details and rural oddbods for a BBC serial, a baffling plot and - most importantly - good writing.' Scotland on Sunday 'Fascinating . . . Altogether an entertaining read.' Crimesquad.com 'An eccentric and engaging novel.' Sunday Times 'The period detail is wonderful . . . The story builds up a good head of steam early on and rattles along nicely to a satisfying conclusion.' Guardian
Publisher :The Experiment Release Date :2009-09-15 ISBN :1615191089 Pages :240 pages Rating Book:4.1/5 (615 users)
Download or read book How to Get Things Really Flat written by Andrew Martin and published by The Experiment. This book was released on 2009-09-15 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Includes actual instructions! “You might not think that a book about cleaning could be funny but this made me laugh out loud” (The Financial Times). For many reasons, men often neglect housekeeping chores—even when they share the house with other humans who wish they could get some help in that department. How to Get Things Really Flat combines witty observations, true tales of family life, useful information that takes the mystery out of such phenomena as dishwashers and vacuums, and answers to timeless questions including: During dusting, where does the dust go? What is the worst thing that can happen while ironing? Is housework therapeutic? How can I impress people with bicarbonate of soda? Aren’t men supposed to be dirty? And more! “A delightfully amusing tale about the joys and tribulations of doing housework that also serves as a very good primer on how to actually do housework . . . His main target audience is men. But women, I think, will also find Martin’s observations funny and many of his tips helpful . . . And if, after laughing your way through Martin’s text, you’re still not into doing housework, he has a tip for that, too: Hire a cleaner.” —Minneapolis Star-Tribune “Martin’s lighthearted but quite handy guide looks at the reasons why men don’t help out around the house as much as they ought to and proposes what can be done about that . . . After reading this offbeat and thoroughly delightful guide to housework, it’s hard to imagine anyone not wanting to give this stuff a try. Martin does what your mother never could: he makes doing chores seem fun, exciting, and rewarding.” —Booklist
Publisher :New York : Bowker Release Date :1983 ISBN : Pages :1296 pages Rating Book:4.9/5 (39 users)
Download or read book Fiction, 1876-1983: Titles written by R.R. Bowker Company. Department of Bibliography and published by New York : Bowker. This book was released on 1983 with total page 1296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: