Telling Tales

A Vera Stanhope Mystery
Author: Ann Cleeves
Publisher: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 1250122783
Category: Fiction
Page: 448
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From Ann Cleeves, winner of the CWA Diamond Dagger Award, comes Telling Tales, an early book in the Vera Stanhope series, which has been brought to life by Brenda Blethyn in the hit TV series Vera. “I do love Vera!” - Val McDermid It has been ten years since Jeanie Long was charged with the murder of fifteen-year-old Abigail Mantel. Now residents of the East Yorkshire village of Elvet are disturbed to hear of new evidence proving Jeanie’s innocence. Abigail’s killer is still at large. For one young woman, Emma Bennett, the revelation brings back haunting memories of her vibrant best friend--and of that fearful winter’s day when she had discovered her body lying cold in a ditch. As Inspector Vera Stanhope makes fresh enquiries on the peninsula and villagers are hauled back to a time they hoped to forget, tensions begin to mount. But are people afraid of the killer or of their own guilty pasts? With each person’s story revisited, the Inspector begins to suspect that some deadly secrets are threatening to unfurl...

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Author: Patience Agbabi
Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN: 1782111565
Category: Poetry
Page: 128
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SHORTLISTED FOR THE TED HUGHES PRIZE 2015 Tabard Inn to Canterb'ry Cathedral, Poet pilgrims competing for free picks, Chaucer Tales, track by track, it's the remix From below-the-belt base to the topnotch; I won't stop all the clocks with a stopwatch when the tales overrun, run offensive, or run clean out of steam, they're authentic and we're keeping it real, reminisce this: Chaucer Tales were an unfinished business. In Telling Tales award-winning poet Patience Agbabi presents an inspired 21st-Century remix of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales retelling all of the stories, from the Miller's Tale to the Wife of Bath's in her own critically acclaimed poetic style. Celebrating Chaucer's Middle-English masterwork for its performance element as well as its poetry and pilgrims, Agbabi's newest collection is utterly unique. Boisterous, funky, foul-mouthed, sublimely lyrical and bursting at the seams, Telling Tales takes one of Britain's most significant works of literature and gives it thrilling new life.

Telling Tales

The Impact of Germany on English Children's
Author: David Blamires
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
ISBN: 1906924090
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 460
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Germany has had a profound influence on English stories for children. The Brothers Grimm, The Swiss Family Robinson and Johanna Spyri's Heidi quickly became classics but, as David Blamires clearly articulates in this volume, many other works have been fundamental in the development of English chilren's stories during the 19th Centuary and beyond. Telling Tales is the first comprehensive study of the impact of Germany on English children's books, covering the period from 1780 to the First World War. Beginning with The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, moving through the classics and including many other collections of fairytales and legends (Musaus, Wilhelm Hauff, Bechstein, Brentano) Telling Tales covers a wealth of translated and adapted material in a large variety of forms, and pays detailed attention to the problems of translation and adaptation of texts for children. In addition, Telling Tales considers educational works (Campe and Salzmann), moral and religious tales (Carove, Schmid and Barth), historical tales, adventure stories and picture books (including Wilhelm Busch's Max and Moritz) together with an analysis of what British children learnt through textbooks about Germany as a country and its variegated history, particularly in times of war.

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An Actor Telling Tales
Author: John Fraser
Publisher: Oberon Books Limited
ISBN: N.A
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 294
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John Fraser's rigorously honest and hilarious memoir.

Telling Tales on Caesar

Roman Stories from Phaedrus
Author: Phaedrus,John Henderson
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780199240951
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 286
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Humorous and acute, they explain, and protest at, the Caesars, and they sit perfectly among Aesop's sadistic lions, murderous wolves, and apes in purple."--BOOK JACKET.

Telling Tales about Jesus

An Introduction to the New Testament Gospels
Author: Warren Carter
Publisher: Fortress Press
ISBN: 1506408117
Category: Religion
Page: 304
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What are the Gospels and what does it mean to read them? Warren Carter leads the beginning student in an inductive exploration of the New Testament Gospels, asking about their genre, the view that they were written by eyewitnesses, the early church traditions about them, and how they employ Hellenistic biography. He then examines the distinctive voice of each Gospel, describing the “tale about Jesus” each writer tells, then presenting likely views regarding the circumstances in which they were written, giving particular attention to often overlooked aspects of the Roman imperial setting. A sociohistorical approach suggests that Mark addressed difficult circumstances in imperial Rome; redaction criticism shows that Matthew edited traditions to help define identity in competition with synagogue communities in response to a fresh assertion of Roman power; a literary-thematic approach shows that Luke offers assurance in a context of uncertainty; an intertextual approach shows how John used Wisdom traditions to present Jesus as the definitive revealer of God’s presence to answer an ancient quest for divine knowledge. A concluding chapter addresses how the Gospels inform and shape our understanding of Jesus of Nazareth. Maps, images, sidebars, and questions for reflection add value to this student-friendly text.

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Essays in Western Women's History
Author: Catherine A. Cavanaugh,Randi R. Warne
Publisher: UBC Press
ISBN: 0774840528
Category: History
Page: 372
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Women played a vital role in the shaping of the West in Canada between the 1880s and 1940s. Yet surprisingly little is known about their contributions or the differences sex and gender made to the opportunities and obstacles women encountered. Telling Tales contributes to the rewriting of western Canada's past by integrating women into the shifting power matrix of class, race, and gender that formed the basis of colonization and settlement. Telling Tales both challenges founding myths of the region and inspires rethinking of how we tell the story of western Canadian colonization and settlement.

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Gender and Narrative Form in Victorian Literature and Culture
Author: Elizabeth Langland
Publisher: Ohio State University Press
ISBN: 9780814209059
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 164
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Publisher's description: Telling Tales offers new and original readings of novels by Charlotte Brontë, Anne Brontë, Thomas Hardy, Margaret Oliphant, and Mary Elizabeth Braddon. It also presents new archival material on the lives and stories of working-class women in Victorian Britain. Finally, it sets forth innovative interpretations of the complex ways in which gender informs the abstract cultural narratives--like space, aesthetic value, and nationality--through which a populace comes to know and position itself. Focusing on the interrelations of form, gender, and culture in narratives of the Victorian period, Telling Tales explores the close interplay between gender as manifest in specific literary works and gender as manifest in Victorian culture. The latter does not reflect a shift away from form toward culture, but rather a steady concern of form-in-culture. Reading and analyzing Victorian novels provides an education for reading and interpreting the broader culture. The book's several chapters explore and pose answers to important questions about the impact of gender on narrative in Victorian culture: How do women writers respond to themes and narrative structures of precursor male writers? What are the very real differences that shape a newly emerging tradition of female authorship? How does gender enter into the determination of aesthetic value? How does gender enter into the national imaginarylthe idea of Englishness? In exploring these key concerns, Telling Tales establishes a broad terrain for future inquiries that take gender as an organizing term and principle for analysis of narratives in all periods.

Telling Tales about Dementia

Experiences of Caring
Author: Lucy Whitman
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1843109417
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 222
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In this book, thirty carers from different backgrounds and circumstances share their experiences of caring for a parent, partner or friend with dementia. This unique collection of personal accounts will be an engaging read for anyone affected by dementia in a personal or professional context, including social workers, practitioners and care staff.

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Children's Literature in India
Author: Amit Dasgupta
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9788122407488
Category: Children
Page: 154
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Wonderful Stories Have Been Written For Children In India. These Are Available In Different Regional Languages But Little Effort Has Gone Into Popularising Them Or Making People Aware Of The Considerable Literature Available On The Subject. It May Come As A Matter Of Surprise To Some That The Panchatantra Tales Left The Shores Of India Several Years Ago And Has Found Ready Acceptance In Many Parts Of The World. The Stories Have Been Adapted To Suit Local Conditions But Their Essence Has Remained The Same.This Volume Contains Articles From Some Of The Leading Exponents In The Field Of Children'S Literature In India. The Canopic Spread Touches Various Interesting Aspects Such As Mythologies, Illustrations, Children'S Libraries, Etc.

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Storytelling in the Family
Author: Gail De Vos,Merle Harris,Celia Barker Lottridge
Publisher: University of Alberta
ISBN: 9780888644022
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 204
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Storytelling is relationship. Stories become the threads that bind a family. We all tell stories about our experiences and daily life. When we die, it is our stories that are remembered. Family stories remembered and shared help the family, and the individuals who comprise it, to survive and flourish. Storytelling within the family provides quality time; creating bonds, increasing listening skills, and fostering communication. Enrich your family life, connect with your children, and celebrate your ancestors by learning to tell family stories, folktales, and nursery rhymes. Telling Tales: Storytelling in the Family is a fascinating guide to the art of gathering and telling stories. Written by three renowned storytellers, Telling Tales includes personal stories, how-to tips and extensive resource lists, and builds upon the success of the acclaimed first edition. Storytelling is contagious. Telling stories helps us make sense of what is happening around us and within ourselves. Stories are our powerful gift to the younger generation.

Telling Tales

The Hysteric's Seduction in Fiction and Theory
Author: Katherine Cummings
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804718257
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 298
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The Irish Story : Telling Tales and Making It Up in Ireland

Telling Tales and Making It Up in Ireland
Author: Oxford R. F. Foster Professor of Irish History and a Fellow Hertford College
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0198036078
Category: History
Page: 304
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Roy Foster is one of the leaders of the iconoclastic generation of Irish historians. In this opinionated, entertaining book he examines how the Irish have written, understood, used, and misused their history over the past century. Foster argues that, over the centuries, Irish experience itself has been turned into story. He examines how and why the key moments of Ireland's past--the 1798 Rising, the Famine, the Celtic Revival, Easter 1916, the Troubles--have been worked into narratives, drawing on Ireland's powerful oral culture, on elements of myth, folklore, ghost stories and romance. The result of this constant reinterpretation is a shifting "Story of Ireland," complete with plot, drama, suspense, and revelation. Varied, surprising, and funny, the interlinked essays in The Irish Story examine the stories that people tell each other in Ireland and why. Foster provides an unsparing view of the way Irish history is manipulated for political ends and that Irish poverty and oppression is sentimentalized and packaged. He offers incisive readings of writers from Standish O'Grady to Trollope and Bowen; dissects the Irish government's commemoration of the 1798 uprising; and bitingly critiques the memoirs of Gerry Adams and Frank McCourt. Fittingly, as the acclaimed biographer of Yeats, Foster explores the poet's complex understanding of the Irish story--"the mystery play of devils and angels which we call our national history"--and warns of the dangers of turning Ireland into a historical theme park. The Irish Story will be hailed by some, attacked by others, but for all who care about Irish history and literature, it will be essential reading.

Telling Tales

Medieval Narratives and the Folk Tradition
Author: Francesca Canadé Sautman,Diana Conchado,Giuseppe C. Di Scipio
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312211318
Category: History
Page: 320
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Crossing disciplines, genres, and nationalities, "Telling Tales" examines folkore and culture within a multitude of historical and literary contexts.

Telling Tales


Author: Kay Murray
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 1467000833
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 172
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This book is about my life as a teenager growing up in Rhodesia during the 1970s. The book holds stories of hard and very difficult times, coping with the impact of the living in the era of aparthied and political unrest. I was a young girl, who loved the warm, sunny, beautiful African climate, but my life was not always fun and games. My schooling and general upbringing would be severely frowned upon these days, as I was taught by people who imposed racist and unhealthy views. Within these pages I recall my happy and care free youth, including the worst of times too, when I was betrayed by my best friend in the worst way possible. This book contains some adult content and is not suitable for young readers.

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Sources and Narration in Late Medieval England
Author: Joel T. Rosenthal
Publisher: Penn State Press
ISBN: 9780271047935
Category: Reference
Page: N.A
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A History of Literary Hoaxes
Author: Melissa Katsoulis
Publisher: Constable
ISBN: 1472107837
Category: Fiction
Page: 160
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When Dionysus the Renegade faked a Sophocles text in 400BC (cunningly inserting the acrostic 'Heraclides is ignorant of letters') to humiliate an academic rival, he paved the way for two millennia of increasingly outlandish literary hoaxers. The path from his mischievous stunt to more serious tricksters like the controversial memoirist and Oprah-duper James Frey, takes in every sort of writer: from the religious zealot to the bored student, via the vengeful academic and the out-and-out joker. But whether hoaxing for fame, money, politics or simple amusement, each perpetrator represents something unique about why we write. Their stories speak volumes about how reading, writing and publishing have grown out of the fine and private places of the past into big-business, TV-book-club-led mass-marketplaces which, some would say, are ripe for the ripping. For the first time, the complete history of this fascinating sub-genre of world literature is revealed. Suitable for bookworms of all ages and persuasions, this is true crime for people who don't like true crime, and literary history for the historically illiterate. A treat to read right through or to dip into, it will make you think twice next time you slip between the covers of an author you don't know...

The Summer of Telling Tales


Author: Laura Summers
Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Fiction Ltd.
ISBN: 1848122322
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 224
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There are two ways to keep a secret: silence or lies I can feel the anger bubbling up inside me. 'Grace, we've got a brand new life now. We can be anyone we want.' 'So what happens when your new friends find out you've just spun them a story?' 'They won't. I'm not going to let anyone spoil things. Never again.' Ellie and Grace have left their old life behind. The future seems better, brighter, more exciting. But as their past threatens to catch up with them, how long can silence and lies keep their dark secret safe? 'I loved The Summer of Telling Tales – it's truly gripping and you care desperately about both sisters.' Jacqueline Wilson ‘Fans of Cathy Cassidy will love this absorbing tale of families and loyalty.’ The Bookseller 'I thoroughly enjoyed this perceptive, pacy story . . . With strong, engaging characters and a vivid school setting, this novel combines some very dramatic moments with everyday friendship and romance.' Miriam Halahmy

Constructing Stories, Telling Tales

A Guide to Formulation in Applied Psychology
Author: Sarah Corrie
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 042991217X
Category: Psychology
Page: 446
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Formulation remains one of the most important activities that those using psychological approaches undertake as part of their work. Arguably, however, formulation is an activity that remains poorly understood. In a current climate demanding quick fix solutions there is a tendency, which the authors refuse, towards over-simplification. Instead this book sets out to explore the challenging complexity of psychological formulation. By drawing on a wide range of sources from psychology and the arts the authors find ways to honour the stories clients tell yet offer key psychological insights to facilitate change. They provide a clear guide to enable the reader to think about the purpose of their work with clients, the perspectives which inform it and the process used to ensure effective outcomes. The chapters, supported by exercises on key issues, examine key debates on the role of formulation in professional practice, a framework for developing a systematic approach to formulation and a detailed account of the purpose, perspective and process of formulation.