The Ghost Train

A Drama in Three Acts
Author: Arnold Ridley
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780573011559
Category:
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Mystery/Thriller Arnold Ridley Characters: 7 male, 4 femaleInterior Set A long running success in London and on Broadway and packed with thrills, chills and laughter. In Maine near the Canadian border there's a legend of a phantom locomotive sweeping through a peaceful village leaving death in its wake. Rum and narcotic runners use this and the villagers' superstition to their advantage but a not as incompetent as he seems detective clears up the mystery of the specter and attendant deaths. His seemingly silly actions result in the apprehension of the evildoers and the little village and its station are finally at peace. For sheer, creeping mystery, it's a play without a peer.

A Spectacle of Dust

The Autobiography
Author: Pete Postlethwaite
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
ISBN: 0297864947
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 288
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Vibrant and candid memoirs of the late, great British character actor, Pete Postlethwaite. After training as a teacher, Pete Postlethwaite started his acting career at the Liverpool Everyman Theatre where his colleagues included Bill Nighy, Jonathan Pryce, Antony Sher and Julie Walters. After routine early appearances in small parts for television programmes such as THE PROFESSIONALS, Postlethwaite's first success came with the acclaimed British film DISTANT VOICES, STILL LIVES in 1988. He then received an Academy Award nomination for his role in THE NAME OF THE FATHER in 1993. His performance as the mysterious lawyer "Kobayashi" in THE USUAL SUSPECTS is well-known, and he appeared in many successful films including ALIEN 3, BRASSED OFF, THE SHIPPING NEWS, THE CONSTANT GARDENER, as Friar Lawrence in Baz Luhrmann's ROMEO + JULIET, and in INCEPTION with Leonardo diCaprio. Pete Postlethwaite was one of the best-loved and widely admired performers on stage, TV (SHARPE, THE SINS) and in cinema. In THE ART OF DISCWORLD, Terry Pratchett said that he had always imagined Sam Vimes as 'a younger, slightly bulkier version of Pete Postlethwaite', while Steven Spielberg called him 'the best actor in the world', about which Postlethwaite said: 'I'm sure what Spielberg actually said was, "the thing about Pete is that he thinks he's the best actor in the world."' This is the story of a diverse and multi-talented actor's eventful life, told in his own candid and vibrant words.

Ghost of a Chance


Author: Simon R. Green
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101442514
Category: Fiction
Page: 272
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View our feature on Simon R. Green's Ghost of a Chance. A brand-new series from the New York Times bestselling author of the Nightside novels! The Carnacki Institute exists to "Do Something" about Ghosts-and agents JC Chance, Melody Chambers, and Happy Jack Palmer will either lay them to rest, send them packing, or kick their nasty ectoplasmic arses with extreme prejudice.

The Ghost Ship


Author: Gerrie Ferris Finger
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780615545868
Category: Fiction
Page: 322
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A time travel romantic suspense

The Ghost Bride

A Novel
Author: Yangsze Choo
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062227386
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
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Yangsze Choo’s stunning debut, The Ghost Bride, is a startlingly original novel infused with Chinese folklore, romantic intrigue, and unexpected supernatural twists. Li Lan, the daughter of a respectable Chinese family in colonial Malaysia, hopes for a favorable marriage, but her father has lost his fortune, and she has few suitors. Instead, the wealthy Lim family urges her to become a “ghost bride” for their son, who has recently died under mysterious circumstances. Rarely practiced, a traditional ghost marriage is used to placate a restless spirit. Such a union would guarantee Li Lan a home for the rest of her days, but at what price? Night after night, Li Lan is drawn into the shadowy parallel world of the Chinese afterlife, where she must uncover the Lim family’s darkest secrets—and the truth about her own family. Reminiscent of Lisa See’s Peony in Love and Amy Tan’s The Bonesetter’s Daughter, The Ghost Bride is a wondrous coming-of-age story and from a remarkable new voice in fiction.

The Book of Ghosts


Author: Sabine Baring-Gould
Publisher: BookRix
ISBN: 3736810903
Category: Fiction
Page: 497
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This remarkably diverse collection of historical ghost stories includes something for everyone -- true horror tales, psychological suspense, parables with a fable-like quality, and myths specific to particular cultures. It's a satisfyingly broad collection that reaches far beyond the stale, narrow smattering of Victorian ghost stories found in many collections from the same era.

The Pitchfork Disney


Author: Philip Ridley
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472508041
Category: Drama
Page: 128
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The Pitchfork Disney heralded the arrival of a unique and disturbing voice in the world of contemporary drama. Manifesting Ridley's vivid and visionary imagination and the dark beauty of his outlook, the play resonates with his trademark themes: East London, storytelling, moments of shocking violence, memories of the past, fantastical monologues, and that strange mix of the barbaric and the beautiful he has made all his own. The Pitchfork Disney was Ridley's first play and is now seen as launching a new generation of playwrights who were unafraid to shock and court controversy. This unsettling, dreamlike piece has surreal undertones and thematically explores fear, dreams and story-telling. First produced in 1991, it has gone on to be recognised as the annunciation of Ridley's dark and seductive world.

A Christmas Carol


Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Christmas stories
Page: 82
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Everyone is familiar with this classic Christmas story. Ebenezer Scrooge is a miserly, unpleasant man who despises Christmas and overworks his clerk Bob Cratchit. As he prepares for another Christmas Eve without celebration, Scrooge is greeted by his dead business partner, Jacob Marley who warns him that his greed will not go unpunished. At first, Scrooge doesn't heed Marley's warning, but soon he is visited by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Christmas Yet to Come. He is made to face his cruel nature, and to consider whether he should change his ways. This is a free digital copy of a book that has been carefully scanned by Google as part of a project to make the world's books discoverable online. To make this print edition available as an ebook, we have extracted the text using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology and submitted it to a review process to ensure its accuracy and legibility across different screen sizes and devices. Google is proud to partner with libraries to make this book available to readers everywhere.

Ghost Country


Author: Sara Paretsky
Publisher: Delta
ISBN: 0385333366
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
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Tells the story of three Chicagoans--a disturbed young woman, an alcoholic opera singer, and an idealistic psychiatrist--whose lives are changed by a mysterious woman

Why Acting Matters


Author: David Thomson
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300195788
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 192
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Examines the allure of acting for both the artist and the audience member while addressing the paradoxes inherent in acting itself.

The Woman in Black


Author: Susan Hill
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307745316
Category: Fiction
Page: 164
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Arthur Kipps, a young solicitor, travels to the north of England to settle the estate of Alice Drablow, but unexpectedly encounters a series of sinster events.

Time for Andrew

A Ghost Story
Author: Mary Downing Hahn
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547531724
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 176
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When he goes to spend the summer with his great-aunt in the family's old house, eleven-year-old Drew is drawn eighty years into the past to trade places with his great-great-uncle who is dying of diphtheria.

The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore


Author: Tennessee Williams
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc
ISBN: 9780822207580
Category: Drama
Page: 224
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THE STORY: NOTE: The version of the play contained in this acting edition is one which was specifically revised by the author for release to the nonprofessional theatre. As George Oppenheimer describes We first encounter Mrs. Goforth in one of her

The Swallow

A Ghost Story
Author: Charis Cotter
Publisher: Tundra Books (NY)
ISBN: 1770495924
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 320
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Seeking solace in the attics of their adjoining houses in 1960s Toronto, Polly, an imaginative girl from a large family, and Rose, a sharp-tongued waif whose parents leave her alone frequently, develop an unlikely friendship based on Rose's ability to see and talk to ghosts.

Ghost House


Author: Alexandra Adornetto
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 0373211309
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 320
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After her mother's sudden death, Chloe's childhood ability to see ghosts returns and she encounters the spirit of a man 157 years dead whose ghostly past love will stop at nothing to destroy anyone who threatens to take him away.

Ghost Train


Author: Paul Yee
Publisher: Groundwood Books Ltd
ISBN: 1554982715
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
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This enhanced e-book, in celebration of Groundwood's 35th anniversary, includes a read-aloud feature of the story narrated by Molly Johnson. Winner of the Governor General's Award, the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award, the Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Award and the Ruth Schwartz Award This powerful, unforgettable and multi-award-winning tale is based on the lives of the Chinese who settled on the west coast of North America in the early 1900s. Left behind in China by her father, who has gone to North America to find work, Choon-yi has made her living by selling her paintings in the market. When her father writes one day and asks her to join him, she joyously sets off, only to discover that he has been killed. Choon-yi sees the railway and the giant train engines that her father died for, and she is filled with an urge to paint them. But her work disappoints her until a ghostly presence beckons her to board the train where she meets the ghosts of the men who died building the railway. She is able to give them peace by returning their bones to China where they were born.

Deep and Dark and Dangerous


Author: Mary Downing Hahn
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547532141
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 192
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Just before summer begins, 13-year-old Ali finds an odd photograph in the attic. She knows the two children in it are her mother, Claire, and her aunt Dulcie. But who’s the third person, the one who’s been torn out of the picture? Ali figures she’ll find out while she’s vacationing in Maine with Dulcie and her four-year-old daughter, Emma, in the house where Ali’s mother’s family used to spend summers. All hopes for relaxation are quashed shortly after their arrival, though, when the girls meet Sissy, a kid who’s mean and spiteful and a bad influence on Emma. Strangest of all, Sissy keeps talking about a girl named Teresa who drowned under mysterious circumstances back when Claire and Dulcie were kids, and whose body was never found. At first Ali thinks Sissy’s just trying to scare her with a ghost story, but soon she discovers the real reason why Sissy is so angry. . . . Mary Downing Hahn is at her chilling best in this new supernatural tale that’s certain to send shivers down her readers’ spines.

Come Blow Your Horn

A Comedy in Three Acts
Author: Neil Simon
Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.
ISBN: 9780573607134
Category: Drama
Page: 92
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Full Length, Comedy / Characters: 3 male, 4 female Scenery: Interior Neil Simon's first Broadway comedy smash. Alan Baker, a 30-ish swinging bachelor with time, money and women to spare, welcomes rebellious and eager 21-year brother Buddy into his den of iniquity while their horrified parents can only watch and pray. This farcical 60's romp became a hit movie starring Frank Sinatra. A slick, lively, funny comedy.-The New York Times