eBook On the Edge download

by Gillian Cross

eBook On the Edge download ISBN: 0440966663
Author: Gillian Cross
Publisher: Laurel Leaf; Reprint edition (June 1, 1987)
Language: English
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Category: Teenager
Subcategory: Literature and Fiction

BLGillian Cross is a and well-known author who has won may awards including the Carnegie . Books The Edge (novel) young adult novel by Alan Gibbons The Edge Chronicles fantasy book series by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell.

BLGillian Cross is a and well-known author who has won may awards including the Carnegie Medal, the Whitbread Children's Novel Award, and the Smarties Prize. Издательство: "Oxford University Press" (2004). ISBN: 978-0-19-275371-7. Другие книги схожей тематики: Автор. The Edge (U2) - The Edge Pour les articles homonymes, voir Edge.

I was actually really pleasantly surprised by this book.

A gripping thriller from one of our best-selling writers  . I was actually really pleasantly surprised by this book. I really enjoyed it!! Its a little slow to start with but once you get into it, this book makes for a thrilling read!!

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I bought this book in my local library when I read the blurb. It sounded really exciting, and I couldn't wait to read it. I read it three times in the first week, and can remember extracts: "I could die.

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Gillian Cross (born 1945) is a British author of children's books. She won the 1990 Carnegie Medal for Wolf and the 1992 Whitbread Children's Book Award for The Great Elephant Chase. She also wrote The Demon Headmaster series of books that were later turned into a television series by the BBC in January 1996 and a sequel series in 2019. Gillian Arnold was born in 1945 and she married Martin Cross in 1967. Their four children Jonathan, Elizabeth, Anthony, and Katherine, are now adults.

The thrilling conclusion of a groundbreaking trilogy has arrived. Robert has come back from a horrible ordeal in a strange parallel world. Now he can't stop thinking about the people he left behind to face a winter that most won't survive. Robert journeyed through a strange parallel world with the help of a tiny band of fellow survivors.

Gillian Cross Retold by Clare West. When Tug wakes up, he is not in his own bedroom at home. Outside, Jinny stares through the trees at the lonely house on the hill. The door is locked and there are bars across the window. Loud music hammers through the house and through his head. Then a woman comes in and says that she is his mother, but Tug knows that she is not his mothe. utside, Jinny stares through the trees at the lonely house on the hill. She hears strange noises, but she turns away. After all, it’s none of her business.

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Two young people discover unknown strengths inside themselves when one is kidnapped and the other tries to save him.
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Still In Mind
You can't really call this book a mystery because there's never any doubt about who's doing what to whom. It's more of a light psychological novel.

Rose and Antonia, former WW II plotters, (so named because they plotted the locations of troops on giant maps) meet a few years after the war and begin plotting again, this time to rid themselves of different enemies - their ill-chosen husbands. Rose married philandering Wing Commander Barry Bell, probably because he'd slept with nearly everyone but her, while Antonia chose Hector, a Czech manufacturing magnate into whose fat wallet she smacked during a rush for cover in an air raid shelter. After a few years of married life, each woman has decided that she'd like something else. While Antonia craves Vic, a sexy science lecturer bound for Princeton, Rose wants only to be without the abusive, niggardly Barry. Since neither can divorce (Antonia will lose access to Hector's money and Rose will lose her vicar father's respect), murder seems the only option.

Antonia suggests this and Rose agrees because, in her mind, Barry deserves to die for regularly cheating on her, lying to her, and fathering a child with another woman. It's not really murder, after all, more like extermination of vermin. When Antonia arranges for Barry to fall under a tube train, Rose is relieved until she realizes that she now has to uphold her end of the bargain, namely, by killing kind, gentle, wealthy Hector, whom she has come to like and respect.

At this point, there begin a few unexpected plot twists concerning Antonia's real aim and past extermination history, but generally, the book follows a logical sequence of events. It's only weaknesses concern just how much disbelief one is expected to suspend about things like death certificates and Croyden bomb sites.

It's a clever little book, not too deep, a good afternoon's read. For some, it may call to mind Highsmith's "Strangers on a Train", but I found it lighter and wittier. I bought it after seeing it adapted on Mystery! called "Dead Gorgeous" with the always excellent Fay Ripley as downtrodden Rose. While having seen the show might spoil it for some people, it didn't for me, as there are significant differences between the two, most notably, the ending. Although I don't believe it's the best example of Lovesey's talent, it will not disappoint.
Really interesting story with excellent suspense.
This is a good introduction to this author. It made me want more.
ISBN 0440966663 - You know that feeling that someone is following you down a dark, deserted street? THIS book is THOSE footsteps. If you find yourself confused as you read, go with the flow - it'll make sense soon! Imagine being stripped of the things that have always identified you for yourself - my name, my family, my home, my things, my past - and being asked to define yourself anew. Can't imagine it? Tug couldn't either, but it was happening to him, and it was being done by people who want to demolish "family" as we know it. Nearby, Jinny's life is almost the negative image of Tug's dilemma, every minute consumed by her family and their needs, the "family first" mantra repeated constantly. When does Jinny get to have time for Jinny? Each of them, in their own ways, defy their "families" and learn a little about who they are in relation to the rest of the world. The book might be a little too confusing for younger readers, but teens will get it and parents will enjoy it, even if they don't want to! When it's over, if you don't find yourself wondering who YOU are, you should read it again.

- AnnaLovesBooks
I bought this book in my local library when I read the blurb. It sounded really exciting, and I couldn't wait to read it. I read it three times in the first week, and can remember extracts:
"I could die. Not in 100 years, or when I'm very old, but now. Today or tomorrow. In this room."
I couldn't put it down. It is thrilling, exciting and realistic. I would recommend it to teenagers who enjoy adventure stories, or want a break from your ordinary 'daily life of a normal person' book (Not that there's anything wrong with that type of book :) )
I had just finished ROUGH CIDER by
this same author. This book was just
as good. I sure like the way the guy writes.
The setting and the time period are dif-
ferent than I am used to reading. A very
enjoyable, often kinda funny, read. I would
heartily recommend this book.
P.S.---A very, very fast read!!!
If one puts down a book because it's "dark", might as well put down the best of literature from Shakespeare to Dostoyevsky...
I believe one hallmark of good fiction is when you can say: yes, the protagonist was wrong to have done what she did, but oh I still wanted her to make it and to escape the consequences.

This story is a good spin on the "Strangers on a Train" scheme in which two people do the dirty work for each other. Unfortunately only one person tends to be serious about proceeding with matters. The result is that the other party gets drawn further and further into a nightmarish web with no good way of extricating herself.

Peter Lovesey is an exceptionally gifted writer. If you have never read his books before, I would encourage you to give this novel a try. So far as his fiction goes, you may find yourself getting hopelessly sucked in :)