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Nicola Barker

Nicola Barker

·3.47·5,829 Ratings
“ You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them. ” ― Michael Jordan
Authors' Books
  • Behindlings (Thames Gateway, #2)

    2003·
    ·3.4·183 Ratings
    Wesley, spurting with kinetic energy, nasty wit, and kindness to animals, ought to be a star. Or so it seems to those who nip at his heels, turn up everywhere he goes, and lie in wait for him around every corner. They are his followers -- he calls them Be
  • The Spell

    2005·
    ·3.06·93 Ratings
    An ingenious, highly imaginative early novella, The Spell—a remarkable tale of love and jealousy, rivalry and thwarted ambition—is a testimony to Charlotte Brontë's craft as a writer. When the infant Marquis of Almeida is pronounced dead, the kingdom
  • The Three Button Trick and Other Stories

    2001·
    ·3.61·117 Ratings
    Nicola Barker weaves humor and tragedy through this fresh and original collection, as her characters struggle to find love, independence, and fulfillment in this new addition to the Ecco Art of the Story seriesNicola Barker's collection of her nineteen mo
  • The Dialogue of the Dogs

    2003·
    ·3.65·348 Ratings
    The Dialogue of the Dogs is an inspired work of psychological observation by the master of the picaresque novel. In it, Cervantes displays all the clarity and warmth that marks the rich prose of Don Quixote. Given the gift of speech for a day, two dogs se
  • Wide Open (Thames Gateway, #1)

    2001·
    ·3.4·463 Ratings
    As winner of the highly prestigious IMPAC International Dublin Literary Award, Wide Open beat out books by such masters as Toni Morrison, Philip Roth, and Michael Cunningham. It is truly extraordinary work of fiction, taking readers into a small English
  • Clear: A Transparent Novel

    2005·
    ·3.45·260 Ratings
    On September 5, 2003, illusionist David Blaine entered a small Perspex box adjacent to London's Thames River and began starving himself. Forty-four days later, on October 19, he left the box, fifty pounds lighter. That much, at least, is clear. And the re
  • Five Miles From Outer Hope

    2000·
    ·3.51·186 Ratings
    Nicola Barker's teen queen heroine, Medve, has no truck with the niceties of polite expression. Medve is six foot three and living with her family in a crumbling art deco hotel on a small island, off the coast of England. She is "single-minded, oestrogen-
  • Darkmans (Thames Gateway, #3)

    2007·
    ·3.62·1,464 Ratings
    If history is just a sick joke, then who exactly is telling it and why? Could it be John Scogin, Edward IV's court jester, whose favourite pastime was to burn people alive? Or is it Andrew Boarde, Henry VIII's physician, who kindly wrote Scogin's biograph
  • In the Approaches

    2014·
    ·3.57·96 Ratings
    ‘Open yourself up again to all that terrible light and savage bliss and deafening reverberation …’Nicola Barker’s readers are primed to expect surprises, but her tenth novel delivers mind-meld on a metaphysical scale. From quiet beginnings in the
  • The Yips

    2012·
    ·3.13·482 Ratings
    2006 is a foreign country; they do things differently there. Tiger Woods' reputation is entirely untarnished and the English Defence League does not exist yet. Storm-clouds of a different kind are gathering above the bar of Luton's less than exclusive Thi
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