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  • Who Invented the Bicycle Kick?by Paul Simpson; Uli Hesse

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 3.99

    Published in time for the 2014 World Cup, the ultimate collection of soccer?s greatest lore and legends, illustrated with 100 black-and-white photos, by two of the world?s most knowledgeable soccer journalists. Who Invented the Bicycle Kick? is a rollicking ride through soccer history that will surprise and delight fans old and new. Veteran soccer... more...

  • Language Through Literatureby Paul Simpson

    Routledge 1996; US$ 52.95

    A definitive introduction to the English language through the medium of English Literature. Through the use of illustrations from poetry, prose and drama, it offers a lively and accessible guide to concepts and techniques in English language. more...

  • Stylisticsby Paul Simpson

    Routledge 2004; US$ 38.95

    This is a comprehensive introduction to literary stylistics offering an accessible overview of stylistic, with activities, study questions, sample analyses, commentaries and key readings - all in the same volume. more...

  • On the Discourse of Satireby Paul Simpson

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2003; US$ 143.00

    This book advances a model for the analysis of contemporary satirical humour. Combining a range of theoretical frameworks in stylistics, pragmatics and discourse analysis, Simpson examines both the methods of textual composition and the strategies of interpretation for satire. Verbal irony is central to the model, in respect of which Simpson isolates... more...

  • A Brief History of the Spyby Paul Simpson

    Constable & Robinson 2013; US$ 13.11

    From the end of the Second World War to the present day, the world has changed immeasurably. The art of spying has changed too, as spies have reacted to changing threats. Here you will find the fascinating stories of real-life spies, both famous and obscure, from either side of the Iron Curtain, along with previously secret details of War on Terror... more...

  • The Mammoth Book of Prison Breaksby Paul Simpson

    Constable & Robinson 2013; US$ 11.65

    True stories of prison breaks including those of Frank Abagnale, whose story is told in Catch Me If You Can; Henri Charrière who claimed to have escaped from the supposedly inescapable Devil's Island - the true story as opposed to his questionable memoir, Papillon; Bud Day, said to be the only US serviceman ever to have escaped to South Vietnam; the... more...

  • A Brief Guide to C. S. Lewisby Paul Simpson

    Constable & Robinson 2013; US$ 13.11

    November 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the death of Clive Staples 'Jack' Lewis, when a memorial to him will be placed in Poet's Corner in Westminster Abbey. Although perhaps best known as the author of the seven Chronicles of Narnia, published between 1949 and 1954, Lewis also wrote The Pilgrim's Regress, a trilogy of science-fiction novels incorporating... more...

  • A Brief Guide To OZby Paul Simpson

    Constable & Robinson 2013; US$ 14.57

    What if Dorothy Gale wasn't the only person who went to see the Wizard of Oz? MGM's landmark 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz, starring Judy Garland, did not mark the beginning of adventures in Oz. Both before and since, dozens of tales have been told of the Marvellous Land of Oz, and its inhabitants such as the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, the Cowardly... more...

  • A Brief Guide to Stephen Kingby Paul Simpson

    Constable & Robinson 2014; US$ 13.11

    2014 marks the 40th anniversary of the publication of Stephen King's first novel Carrie in April 1974. Rescued from the rubbish by his wife Tabitha, the novel launched the Maine schoolteacher on a prolific and extraordinarily successful career. His name has become synonymous with horror and suspense through over fifty works, including The Dark... more...

  • Movie Listsby Paul Simpson

    Profile Books 2011; US$ 13.31

    Action, African greats, alcohol, Robert Aldrich, aliens, Woody Allen, Pedro Almodovar, Robert Altman, animated, anime, apocalypses, Argentina, art, Asia minor, avant garde... And that's just A for you. A taste of this fabulously quirky and enjoyable book which is both a celebration of movies - and movie trivia - and a handy, entertaining... more...