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Books in the series: True Stories

Animal Quintet A Southern Memoir

Animal Quintet A Southern Memoir

Author: Dayan Colin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/12/2020

Colin Dayan meditates on the connection between her personal and family history and her relationship with animals in this lyrical memoir about her upbringing in the South. Unraveling memories alongside family documents and photographs, Animal Quintet takes a raw look at racial tensions and relations in a region struggling to change while providing a disquieting picture of a childhood accessible only through accounts of the non-human, ranging from famed Southern war horses led by Civil War generals and doomed Spanish fighting bulls to the lowly possum hunted by generations of Southerners. Placing the reader in the mind's eye of a writer still grappling with her own mixed identity and unsettled past, the book is uniquely capable of transporting one's imagination across time and place, mirroring the natural behavior of remembrances with its feeling of dislocation and non-linear movement. Regional folk songs about old gray mares and possums hiding in trees intermingle with stories and confidences shared by the household's African-American nanny, enclosing the reader in a chorus composed of otherwise lost voices. Presented in a such a way that it simultaneously longs for the past and attempts to keep it at arm's length, Animal Quintet achieves a haunting, nostalgic quality rare to memoirs focused on ancestral and personal identity.

Crime and Detection

Crime and Detection

Author: Gill Harvey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2015

Nine true stories of master criminals and the detectives who foiled them - from serial murderers such as the Yorkshire Ripper, to art forgers, kidnappers and Great Train Robbers. Engaging, narrative non-fiction for readers who prefer fact to fiction.

Desert Adventures

Desert Adventures

Author: Gill Harvey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2015

This title includes four new editions in the popular True Stories series, each with an arresting new cover. Each book contains thrilling stories of heroism, bravery and battling the odds to provide young readers with a truly compelling read. It contains maps, line drawings and notes on sources and further reading. It is perfect for fact-fans and reluctant readers: a must-have series during the 2008 Year of Reading.

Escape

Escape

Author: Paul Dowswell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2015

Heroes

Heroes

Author: Paul Dowswell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2015

True Crime Stories

True Crime Stories

Author: Terry Deary Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/06/1994

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