Bestselling and aptly-named author Francine Prose takes her readers on a guided tour of the tools and tricks of the masters to discover why their work has endured. Written with passion and humour, this book will inspire readers to return to literature with a fresh eye and an eager heart. Take pleasure in the long and magnificent sentences of Philip Roth and the breathtaking paragraphs of Isaac Babel; look at John Le Carre for a lesson in how to advance plot through dialogue and to Flannery O'Connor for the cunning use of the telling detail; be inspired by Emily Brontë's structural nuances and Charles Dickens's deceptively simple narrative techniques. An inspiring book which reminds us that good writing comes out of good reading.
Each pendant is expertly laser-cut in mirror gold acrylic, and etched from the back to imitate the slit, breather hole and maker's name of a fountain pen nib A single black Swarovski crystal hangs from the nib like a drop of ink. Designed and created...
Based on a unique and award-winning format, this game contains 20 story-telling puzzle pieces printed on both sides. Each piece can be interchanged or flipped over to allow for all kinds of plot twists and turns, creating your own stories with some adventurous animals! Illustrated by Claudia...
The six pencils in this set all feature really un-motivational messages such as 'False hope is better than no hope'. All rather entertaining if not not very productive... 6 HB pencils in a themed box.Pack measures 19 x 6 x 1.5 cm.
Maybe it's you that's the smart ass. Maybe it's your friend, or your uncle, or your colleague. Either way, this is the journal for you. (Or them.) Featuring a soft-touch cover, a hand-sewn, lay-flat binding and plenty of space for all your very, very clever...