Alfie and Grandma
In these three gentle adventures from the award-winning author and illustrator Shirley Hughes, a missing tortoise is found in disguise, Alfie and Grandma meet a lost sheep, and Alfie makes a journey of discovery around Grandma’s house. A map at the back of the book allows readers to spot locations that feature in the stories. Age 3+
The Autobiographical Turn in Germanophone Documentary and Experimental Film
In 12 essays, this volume examines films - including works by Heldmann, Haemmerli and Wenders - that give an idea of the forms of autobiography unique to the German context and highlight the challenges of constructing the self via audiovisual media.
DEFA after East Germany
In this volume of essays, German scholars introduce 18 key films made by DEFA (Deutsche Filmaktiengesellschaft) between 1988 and 1994, the period around the fall of the Berlin Wall and the sweeping changes in East Germany – the Wende – that followed. Including interviews and contemporary reviews of films, the book presents a complex portrait of East German cinema, its communist bloc influences and its legacy for German film culture. No jacket.
Mrs Pepperpot and the Blueberries
Mrs Pepperpot's habit of shrinking at a moment's notice gets her into all sorts of scrapes, but with some quick thinking she always manages to bounce back. When she shrinks while picking blueberries, Mrs Pepperpot has to outwit a hungry fox, then a hungry wolf and then a hungry bear. Will her husband ever get his blueberry jam? Age 3+
Literary Studies and the Pursuits of Reading
In these twelve essays, critical discussion is combined with historical investigations into cultural practices and representations of reading, with topics ranging from 15th-century carnival plays to ‘reading on the edge of oblivion’ in JM Coetzee’s Age of Iron.
Biggles and the Rescue Flight
The heroic pilot and adventurer James Bigglesworth appeared in countless novels and short stories during the lifetime of his creator WE Johns (1893–1968). In this tale, first published in 1939 though set during the First World War, Biggles and his comrades in 266 Squadron help teenagers Peter and Dick search for Peter's brother, who has been shot down in France.
Biggles in France
Johns was a bomber pilot during the First World War and was shot down over Germany in 1918, ending up a prisoner of war. These experiences enabled the author to give the adventures of fictional flying ace Squadron Leader James 'Biggles' Bigglesworth authentic detail and drama, as seen in this collection of short stories originally published in 1935. Off-mint.