The Man in the Red Coat

*SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA BOOK AWARDS 2020* 'A bravura performance, highly entertaining' Evening Standard The Booker Prize-winning author of The Sense of an Ending takes us on a rich, witty tour of Belle Epoque Paris, via the life story of ...

Author: Julian Barnes

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 147357403X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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*SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA BOOK AWARDS 2020* 'An absolute tonic for grey winter days' Evening Standard The Booker Prize-winning author of The Sense of an Ending takes us on a rich, witty tour of Belle Epoque Paris, via the life story of the pioneering surgeon Samuel Pozzi. In the summer of 1885, three Frenchmen arrived in London for a few days' shopping. One was a Prince, one was a Count, and the third was a commoner, who four years earlier had been the subject of one of John Singer Sargent's greatest portraits. The commoner was Samuel Pozzi, society doctor, pioneer gynaecologist and free-thinker - a scientific man with a famously complicated private life. Pozzi's life played out against the backdrop of the Parisian Belle Epoque. The beautiful age of glamour and pleasure more often showed its ugly side: hysterical, narcissistic, decadent and violent, with more parallels to our own age than we might imagine. **SHORTLISTED FOR THE DUFF COOPER PRIZE 2019**

The Man in the Red Coat

How can Hanna & Jill fight a foe who can be anywhere at any point in time? THE MAN IN THE RED COAT is the fourth Gunfighter Gothic novel.

Author: Mark Bousquet

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CHRISTMAS MONSTERS AND AMERICAN GUNSLINGERS!The women of Gunfighter Gothic are spending the holidays in France, but they won't get a moment's rest before they're faced with a whole new set of challenges that test their partnership. Fresh off the horrors of Kraken Moor, Hanna & Jill want nothing more than some down time, but their most dangerous foe won't let them. The Man in the Red Coat has escaped from Hell, and he's determined to enact an epic revenge. Confronting them where they are would be far too simple for the being who lives at the end of time, so he goes after not only who they are, but who they were, walking back through their timelines to replace the lives they lived with one he creates. As he torments their past, a host of Yuletide nightmares wage an assault on their present: Who is the monstrous Krampus? What dangers lie in the transformative waters of Sinterklaas? Why have they been entered in a fighting tournament to the death against twisted personifications of the Twelve Days of Christmas? And ultimately, if they survive these physical monsters, will they have anything left for the psychical attacks of The Man in the Red Coat? How can Hanna & Jill fight a foe who can be anywhere at any point in time? THE MAN IN THE RED COAT is the fourth Gunfighter Gothic novel.

Will s Red Coat

From the author of Following Atticus, an international bestseller that has inspired hundreds of thousands of people around the world, comes the moving true story of a despondent and broken old dog and the man who gave him a second chance.

Author: Tom Ryan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0349411883

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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Tom Ryan touched the hearts of thousands when he wrote about his intrepid little dog Atticus and their quest to climb 48 mountains to raise money in memory of a friend who had died of cancer. But nothing touched his fans more than the story of Will, the old, gruff dog whom Tom and Atticus brought into their home in May 2012, believing that they were simply doing a good deed by helping nurse an old dog through his final days. With the right attention and affection in a loving home, Will bounced back and lived for two more years - to the ripe old age of 17 - and helped Tom understand a great deal about aging, how to live a full life and make the best of our days. In Will's Red Coat, Tom tells the story of his misadventures with Will and how he nursed him back to health and a good life.

The Girl in the Red Coat

She is the missing girl.

Author: Kate Hamer

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571313256

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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She is the missing girl. But she doesn't know she's lost. Carmel Wakeford becomes separated from her mother at a local children's festival, and is found by a man who claims to be her estranged grandfather. He tells her that her mother has had an accident and that she is to live with him for now. As days become weeks with her new family, 8-year-old Carmel realises that this man believes she has a special gift... While her mother desperately tries to find her, Carmel embarks on an extraordinary journey, one that will make her question who she is - and who she might become.


The Red Coat

He was clean - shaven and though our Red Coat man could have cleaned up by now , we had no reason to link him with crime . We inquired about his character and almost everybody paid glowing tribute to him . He was his mother's favourite ...

Author: Emmanuel Kariũki

Publisher: East African Publishers

ISBN: 9789966255358

Category: Kenya

Page: 174

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The Girl in the Red Coat

The man in patchwork steered me up toward the red-haired walkie-talkie woman. 'This lady has lost her daughter, he said. He went away and came back with a fold-up chair for me to sit on. But I didn't want to sit down.

Author: Kate Hamer

Publisher: Melville House

ISBN: 1612195016

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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• An Amazon Best Book of the Year for 2016 • Costa Book Award for First Novel finalist • Dagger Award finalist "Kate Hamer’s gripping debut novel immediately recalls the explosion of similarly titled books and movies, from Stieg Larsson’s The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and its sequels, to The Girl on the Train to Gone Girl … "—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times “Keeps the reader turning pages at a frantic clip... What’s most powerful here is not whodunnit, or even why, but how this mother and daughter bear their separation, and the stories they tell themselves to help endure it.” —Celeste Ng (Everything I Never Told You) “Compulsively readable...Beautifully written and unpredictable, I had to stop myself racing to the end to find out what happened.” —Rosamund Lupton (Sister) “Both gripping and sensitive — beautifully written, it is a compulsive, aching story full of loss and redemption.” —Lisa Ballantyne (The Guilty One) "Hamer’s dark tale of the lost and found is nearly impossible to put down.” —Booklist Newly single mom Beth has one constant, gnawing worry: that her dreamy eight-year-old daughter, Carmel, who has a tendency to wander off, will one day go missing. And then one day, it happens: On a Saturday morning thick with fog, Beth takes Carmel to a local outdoor festival, they get separated in the crowd, and Carmel is gone. Shattered, Beth sets herself on the grim and lonely mission to find her daughter, keeping on relentlessly even as the authorities tell her that Carmel may be gone for good. Carmel, meanwhile, is on a strange and harrowing journey of her own—to a totally unexpected place that requires her to live by her wits, while trying desperately to keep in her head, at all times, a vision of her mother … Alternating between Beth’s story and Carmel’s, and written in gripping prose that won’t let go, The Girl in the Red Coat—like Emma Donoghue’s Room and M. L. Stedman’s The Light Between Oceans—is an utterly immersive story that’s impossible to put down . . . and impossible to forget.

Hygiene Storycuts

Part of the Storycuts series, this short story was previously published in the collection The Lemon Table.

Author: Julian Barnes

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448128749

Category: Fiction

Page: 18

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Major 'Jacko' Jackson, now retired, takes his yearly, self-appointed furlough to London. But time has moved on, and the kitchenware on the itemised task list his wife has provided him with is not the only thing he finds out of stock. Part of the Storycuts series, this short story was previously published in the collection The Lemon Table.

Memoirs of Napoleon His Court and Family

Aid , turning towards d'Offreville , the man in the red coat burst out į laughing . “ Ah ! I know you very well ! You come from the Estrapade ; * you compose tragedies to make people laugh . ” — “ Sir , sir , ” said d'Offreville ...

Author: Laure Junot Abrantès (duchesse d')

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Death

Barnes is the perfect guide to the weirdness of the only thing that binds us all. Selected from the book Nothing to be Frightened Of by Julian Barnes VINTAGE MINIS: GREAT MINDS. BIG IDEAS. LITTLE BOOKS.

Author: Julian Barnes

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473548454

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 128

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When it comes to death, is there ever a best case scenario? In this disarmingly witty book, Julian Barnes confronts our unending obsession with the end. He reflects on what it means to miss God, whether death can be good for our careers and why we eventually turn into our parents. Barnes is the perfect guide to the weirdness of the only thing that binds us all. Selected from the book Nothing to be Frightened Of by Julian Barnes VINTAGE MINIS: GREAT MINDS. BIG IDEAS. LITTLE BOOKS. A series of short books by the world’s greatest writers on the experiences that make us human Also in the Vintage Minis series: Calm by Tim Parks Drinking by John Cheever Babies by Anne Enright Psychedelics by Aldous Huxley

Macmillan s Magazine

This is the their tale is a confusing one , running fault of those bad men in the red thus :coats who should be ... On such mulctings Dearsley Sahib and there the fat man in the red coat allowed us to make obeisance to him fought with ...

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Napoleon His Court and Family

And turning towards d'Offreville the man in the red coat burst out laughing . “ Ah ! I know you very well ! You come from the Estrapade ; ' you compose tragedies to make people laugh . ” — “ Sir , sir , ” said d'Offreville , “ pray ...

Author: Laure Junot Abrantès (duchesse d')

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Ghost Town Stories of the Red Coat Trail

When it arrived, he discovered a sad and unsettling letter in the file written to the RCMP by a Calgary man in 1960. The man said his wife had been going through some old trunks in their house and came across an old military medal that ...

Author: Johnnie Bachusky

Publisher: Heritage House Publishing Co

ISBN: 1926936205

Category: History

Page: 128

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The Red Coat Trail of southern Saskatchewan and southeastern Alberta runs near the route of the North West Mounted Police’s famous 1874 March West. Today, this lonely highway passes through a windswept land of ghostly abandoned towns. Johnnie Bachusky takes readers back to the heyday of these towns, which sprang up as settlers travelled west during the last great land rush. The Roaring Twenties brought bumper harvests, but also bootleggers and bank robbers; fortunes were won and lost in high-stakes poker games. The Great Depression devastated the region as disease, drought, dust storms and grasshoppers took their toll. History comes to life in these exciting true stories, from an account of a 1920s bank robbery in Manyberries to the tales of a boisterous Govenlock rancher who hunted with Buffalo Bill Cody and Wild Bill Hickok.

Levels of Life

This is a book of intense honesty and insight; it is at once a celebration of love and a profound examination of sorrow. **ONE OF THE GUARDIAN'S 100 BEST BOOKS OF THE 21st CENTURY**

Author: Julian Barnes

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448180848

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 128

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You put together two things that have not been put together before. And the world is changed... In Levels of Life Julian Barnes gives us Nadar, the pioneer balloonist and aerial photographer; he gives us Colonel Fred Burnaby, reluctant adorer of the extravagant Sarah Bernhardt; then, finally, he gives us the story of his own grief, unflinchingly observed. This is a book of intense honesty and insight; it is at once a celebration of love and a profound examination of sorrow.

Napoleon his court and family Memoirs

And turning towards d'Offreville the man in the red coat burst out laughing . “ Ah ! I know you very well ! You come from the Estrapade ; ' you compose tragedies to make people laugh . ” — “ Sir , sir , ” said d'Offreville , “ pray ...

Author: Laure Junot (duchesse d'Abrantès.)

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Mine Own People

They made oration , and noticeably the small man among the red coats . ... Upon this talk they departed together to an open space , and there the fat man in the red coat fought with Dearsley Sahib after the custom of white men — with ...

Author: Rudyard Kipling

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Page: 268

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The Living Age

Will the know , and their tale is a confusing one , goveroment repay . us those moneys ? running thus : Those three men in red coats bore the “ We were at work . Three men in red palanquin upon their shoulders and decoats came .

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Nothing To Be Frightened Of

Though he warns us that 'this is not my autobiography', the result is a tour of the mind of one of our most brilliant writers.

Author: Julian Barnes

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 140701546X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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'I don't believe in God, but I miss Him.' Julian Barnes' new book is, among many things, a family memoir, an exchange with his philosopher brother, a meditation on mortality and the fear of death, a celebration of art, an argument with and about God, and a homage to the French writer Jules Renard. Though he warns us that 'this is not my autobiography', the result is a tour of the mind of one of our most brilliant writers.

Red Coat Green Machine

When their commander ordered his NCOs to draw the men up in line, he encouraged them by telling them 'to stand firmly too it for their Honour'. We can be sure that the officer chose his words carefully for this dangerous and unexpected ...

Author: Charles Kirke

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472588517

Category: History

Page: 256

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How different were the men who fought at Blenheim and at Goose Green? Is there a human thread that connects the redcoat of 300 years ago with the British soldier of today? What would they find in common if they faced a common foe? This book is about the people in the Army, and the very human interactions between them in their daily lives. It marries the disciplines of Social Anthropology and Military History to provide a novel way of looking at the anatomy of the British Army at unit level from an entirely human perspective. Concentrating on the attitudes, expectations, and concerns expressed by the people involved, it sets out a set of simple models of life at regimental duty that can be used to describe, analyze and explain their behaviour over the past 300 years. The book is grounded on what soldiers of all ranks have said, using the author's research interview material for the modern witnesses, and memoirs, diaries, and letters (published and unpublished) for earlier ones.

Metroland

This special edition contains unseen archive material including letters from early fans such as Philip Larkin and Dodie Smith, contemporary reviews, a deleted scene from the original manuscript as well as an introduction from the author.

Author: Julian Barnes

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 140908874X

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

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A special edition of Julian Barnes’s first novel with an introduction from the author and previously unseen archive material. Christopher and Toni found in each other the perfect companion for that universal adolescent pastime: smirking at the world as you find it. In between training as flaneurs and the grind of school, they cast a cynical eye over their various dislikes: parents with their lives of spotless emptiness, Third Division (North) football teams, God, commuters and girls, and the inhabitants of Metroland: the strip of suburban dormitory Christopher calls home. Longing for real life to begin, Christopher makes for Paris in time for les événements of 1968, only to miss it all in a haze of sex, French theatre and first love. And before long he finds himself drawn inevitably back to Metroland and the very life he was trying to escape... This special edition contains unseen archive material including letters from early fans such as Philip Larkin and Dodie Smith, contemporary reviews, a deleted scene from the original manuscript as well as an introduction from the author.