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David Mitchell

The author David Mitchell was born on 12 January, 1969 in Southport and has written seven novels including the Man Booker Prize-shortlisted number9dream and Cloud Atlas.

raised in Worcestershire, David lived in Sicily and Hiroshima and has a degree in English and American Literature and an MA in Comparative Literature. He even taught English while living in Japan. He now lives in Ireland with his family and Cloud Atlas was adapted into a film starring Tom Hanks in 2012.



David Mitchell Books

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    An incredible voyage across more than 500 pages, various timescales and six linked narratives, award-winning author David Mitchell?s Cloud Atlas is a beautiful and captivating novel. An enormously clever book that ignores all the boundaries of language, genre and time, Mitchell's much-talked about novel acts as a wonderfully readable platform for his immense talent and imagination. With the effects of time very much at its heart, Cloud Atlas makes some interesting observations through the collection of interlinked stories, each of which evokes a vast range of emotions. An intriguing novel from the writer of Ghostwritten and number9dream.

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    Turn down Slade Alley - narrow, dank and easy to miss, even when you're looking for it. Find the small black iron door set into the right-hand wall. No handle, no keyhole, but at your touch it swings open. Enter the sunlit garden of an old house that doesn't quite make sense; too grand for the shabby neighbourhood, too large for the space it occupies. A stranger greets you and invites you inside. At first, you won't want to leave. Later, you'll find that you can't. This unnerving, taut and intricately woven tale by one of our most original and bewitching writers begins in 1979 and comes to its turbulent conclusion around Hallowe'en, 2015. Because every nine years, on the last Saturday of October, a 'guest' is summoned to Slade House. But why has that person been chosen, by whom and for what purpose? The answers lie waiting in the long attic, at the top of the stairs ...
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    Why is every film or tv programme a sequel or a remake? Why are people so f***ing hung up about swearing? Why do the asterisks in that sentence make it ok? Why do so many people want to stop other people doing things, and how can they be stopped from stopping them? These and many other questions trouble David Mitchell. Join him on a tour of the absurdities of modern life - from Ryanair to Richard III, Downton Abbey to phone etiquette, UKIP to hotdogs made of cats. Funny, provocative and shot through with refreshing amounts of common sense, Thinking About It Only Makes It Worse celebrates and commiserates on the state of things in our not entirely glorious modern world.
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    Run away, one drowsy summer's afternoon, with Holly Sykes: wayward teenager, broken-hearted rebel and unwitting pawn in a titanic, hidden conflict. Over six decades, the consequences of a moment's impulse unfold, drawing an ordinary woman into a world far beyond her imagining. And as life in the near future turns perilous, the pledge she made to a stranger may become the key to her family's survival ...
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    David Mitchell, who you may know for his inappropriate anger on every TV panel show except Never Mind the Buzzcocks, his look of permanent discomfort on C4 sex comedy Peep Show, his online commenter-baiting in The Observer or just for wearing a stick-on moustache in That Mitchell and Webb Look, has written a book about his life. As well as giving a specific account of every single time he's scored some smack, this disgusting memoir also details: * the singular, pitbull-infested charm of the FRP ('Flat Roofed Pub') * the curious French habit of injecting everyone in the arse rather than the arm * why, by the time he got to Cambridge, he really, really needed a drink * the pain of being denied a childhood birthday party at McDonalds * the satisfaction of writing jokes about suicide * how doing quite a lot of walking around London helps with his sciatica * trying to pretend he isn't a total **** at Robert Webb's wedding * that he has fallen in love at LOT, but rarely done anything about it * why it would be worse to bump into Michael Palin than Hitler on holiday * that he's not David Mitchell the novelist. Despite what David Miliband might think
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    It's a dank January in the Worcestershire village of Black Swan Green and thirteen-year-old Jason Taylor -- covert stammerer and reluctant poet -- anticipates a stultifying year in the deadest village on Earth. But Jason hasn't reckoned with a junta of bullies, simmering family discord, the Falklands War, an exotic Belgian emigre, a threatened gypsy invasion and the caprices of those mysterious entities known as girls. BLACK SWAN GREEN charts thirteen months in the black hole between childhood and adolescence, set against the sunset of an agrarian England still overshadowed by the Cold War. Wry, painful, funny and vibrant with the stuff of life, it is David Mitchell's subtlest and most captivating achievement to date.
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    An apocalyptic cult member carries out a gas attack on a rush-hour metro, but what connects him to a jazz buff in Tokyo? A woman on a holy mountain talks to a tree - and the tree talks back - unaware of the effect the financial irregularities of a burnt-out lawyer will have on her life. Add to this - a Mongolian gangster, a redundant English spy in Petersburg with a knack for forging masterpieces, a despondent 'zookeeper', a nuclear scientist, a ghostwriter, a ghost, and a late night New York DJ whose hard-boiled scepticism has been his undoing. All of them have tales to tell, and all must play their part as they are caught up in the inescapable forces of cause and effect.
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    As Eiji Miyake's twentieth birthday nears, he sets out for the seething metropolis of Tokyo to find the father he has never met. There, he begins a thrilling, whirlwind journey where dreams, memories and reality collide then diverge as Eiji is caught up in a feverish succession of encounters by turn bizarre, hilarious and shockingly dangerous. But until Eiji has fallen in love and exorcised his childhood demons, the belonging he craves will remain, tantalizingly, just beyond his grasp...
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    Born out of the short story David Mitchell published on Twitter in 2014 and inhabiting the same universe as his latest bestselling novel The Bone Clocks, this is the perfect book to curl up with on a dark and stormy night. Turn down Slade Alley - narrow, dank and easy to miss, even when you're looking for it. Find the small black iron door set into the right-hand wall. No handle, no keyhole, but at your touch it swings open. Enter the sunlit garden of an old house that doesn't quite make sense; too grand for the shabby neighbourhood, too large for the space it occupies. A stranger greets you by name and invites you inside. At first, you won't want to leave. Later, you'll find that you can't. This unnerving, taut and intricately woven tale by one of our most original and bewitching writers begins in 1979 and reaches its turbulent conclusion around Hallowe'en, 2015. Because every nine years, on the last Saturday of October, a 'guest' is summoned to Slade House. But why has that person been chosen, by whom and for what purpose? The answers lie waiting in the long attic, at the top of the stairs...
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    The perfect companion for all origami enthusiast. The adept origamist can produce anything from a simple dog or chicken to amazing geometric models and this book shows exactly how. Featuring hundreds of specially drawn, step-by-step diagrams, clear instructions from master origamist and author David Mitchell, and beautiful photographs of the finished pieces, it contains projects ranging from very simple pieces that can be achieved with a few basic folds, to complex birds with flapping wings. As well as origami that is purely ornamental, such as the Japanese crane, the Dresden Bowl and the octahedral pyramid, the book shows how to make games, toys and practical items, such as puzzles and coasters. Showcasing techniques from around the world, there are over 25 projects to choose from, all presented with step-by-step instructions. This book will enable anyone to enjoy this amazing and popular craft.
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    Shortlisted for the Galaxy National Book Awards and longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, David Mitchell's The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet is set on a man-made island in the bay of Nagasaki, a place that for 200 years was the only gateway between Japan and the West. A young Dutch clerk arrives to make his fortune and ends up falling for a Japanese midwife. As the two cultures collide, scheming traders, spies, interpreters, servants and concubines all combine to devastating effect. Packed with historical references, this ambitious novel is a tale of integrity and corruption, and passion and power.

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    An apocalyptic cult member, a jazz buff in Tokyo, a woman on a holy mountain, a burnt-out lawyer, a Mongolian gangster, a redundant spy, a despondent 'zookeeper', a nuclear scientist, a ghostwriter, a ghost, and a New York DJ are all tenuously connected. All of them have tales to tell, and all must play their part as they are caught up in the inescapable forces of cause and effect.
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    David Mitchell, who you may know for his inappropriate anger on every TV panel show except Never Mind the Buzzcocks, his look of permanent discomfort on C4 sex comedy Peep Show, his online commenter-baiting in The Observer or just for wearing a stick-on moustache in That Mitchell and Webb Look, has written a book about his life. As well as giving a specific account of every single time he's scored some smack, this disgusting memoir also details: * the singular, pitbull-infested charm of the FRP ('Flat Roofed Pub') * the curious French habit of injecting everyone in the arse rather than the arm * why, by the time he got to Cambridge, he really, really needed a drink * the pain of being denied a childhood birthday party at McDonalds * the satisfaction of writing jokes about suicide * how doing quite a lot of walking around London helps with his sciatica * trying to pretend he isn't a total **** at Robert Webb's wedding * that he has fallen in love at LOT, but rarely done anything about it * why it would be worse to bump into Michael Palin than Hitler on holiday * that he's not David Mitchell the novelist. Despite what David Miliband might think
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    British Railways Past and Present' is a nationwide series of books featuring photographs of railway locations taken several decades ago and comparing them with the same scene today. Such is the current pace of change on our railway system that even a few years can reduce a busy and vibrant railway scene to a wasteland or housing estate - or conversely can bring electrification and up-to-the-minute technology to an outdated, run-down route. The contrasts are often dramatic, while sometimes hardly anything has altered in 30 or 40 years. Whatever the change, the comparison of 'past' and 'present' will intrigue not only the railway enthusiast and historian, but also anyone interested in our recent history. This will be the 5th volume in the series to visit the county of Devon. The previous volumes in the series being: No 8 Devon, No 52 East Devon. No 53 North and West Devon, No 67 Plymouth & South West Devon Such has been the popularity of both Devon and the series as a whole you can be sure of a ready and waiting audience for this brand new volume looking at the major railway centre of Newton Abbot and its environs. Newton Abbott has a fascinating railway history having in the past had a railway workshop and several branch line connections. Even today the railway is an important part of the transport infrastructure - several branch lines may have closed but there is still much to see both as the working railway and the traces of past lines. David Mitchell has yet again come up with a wonderful mix of past images with which to contrast the present...Enjoy!
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    'British Railways Past and Present' is a nationwide series of books featuring photographs of railway locations taken several decades ago and comparing them with the same scene today. Such is the current pace of change on our railway system that even a few years can reduce a busy and vibrant railway scene to a wasteland or housing estate - or conversely bring electrification and up-to-the-minute technology outdated, run-down route. The contrasts are often dramatic, while sometimes hardly anything has altered in 30 or 40 years. Whatever the change, the comparison of 'past' and 'present' will intrigue not only the railway enthusiast and historian, but also anyone interested in our recent history. This will be the 4th volume in the series to visit the county Devon. The previous volumes in the series being: No 8 Devon No 52 East Devon No 53 North and West Devon Such has been the popularity of both Devon and the series a whole you can be sure of a ready and waiting audience this brand new volume looking at the major railway centre Plymouth and its environs. Plymouth has a fascinating railway history having in the past been served by two main line routes to London, several stations and extensive freight yards. Even today the railway is an important part of the transport infrastructure - one of the London lines and several branch lines may have closed but there is still much to see both the working railway and the traces of past lines. David Mitchell has come up with a wonderful mix of past images with which to contrast the present...Enjoy!
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    The range of the book: from wartime England to colonial Assam; from sapper training in India to jungle warfare in Malaya - Tea, Love and War tells the unique true story of the child of an exploited village woman gaining recognition and acceptance in suburban England. It is split into three parts: Stuart and Mary's story, David's story, and Ann's story. Stuart, working on a tea estate in the jungles of Assam, fathers a child by a teenage native woman. Stuart's letters to his family in pre-war England vividly describe his life as a planter in colonial India but conceal his secret love life. When war breaks out, Stuart joins the Indian army, trains as a sapper and is posted to Malaya, blowing bridges in the desperate rearguard action against the Japanese invasion. Back in wartime England, his sister Mary marries Stuart's best friend, Arthur, who decides to train as an army officer. Mary, now a young mother pregnant with her second child, tells of the year's delay in hearing news of her brother's death at the fall of Singapore. Before the child is born, she learns that Arthur has been killed in action in Italy. The story switches to a jungle village in Assam where a small Anglo-Indian child named Ann fights her way through poverty and discrimination, always seeking the identity of her father and his family. Tea, Love and War is a gripping true story, narrated by Mary through her son David. "Much of the text is taken from the many exercise books that she filled with her memories, and whilst my investigations have expanded and updated her story, the history of the relevant elements of the Second World War, the Blitz and public perception of the Malayan campaign leading to the fall of Singapore are more eloquently seen from her individual viewpoint." The book will appeal to fans of autobiographies, history and social history - Anglo-Indian culture and exploitation of women in India are key themes in the text - and has been inspired by Wild Swans.
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    Apart from the loss of certain mineral lines and a few little used stations, West Cornwall's railway network remained intact until 1962-63, when the Helston branch and the Chacewater to Newquay line became pre-Beeching casualties. The Beeching Plan subsequently proposed the closure of the St Ives branch and all the intermediate stations on the Par to Newquay route, but all were subsequently reprieved. Five stations on the main line between St Austell and Penzance were not so fortunate, but seven stations survive today. Thus, with three passenger branch lines also still operating, for the first time since David Mitchell began compiling volumes in this series he was able to travel by rail to obtain about a half of the 'present' photos, and he is happy to report that his journeys over these fascinating and picturesque routes were undertaken on what appeared to be a well-used and largely efficient railway. * The Great Western main line from St Austell to Penzance * Routes to Newquay * Truro to Falmouth * The St Ives branch * The Trenance Valley branch * Burngullow to St Dennis Junction * The Retew branch * The Helston branch * Hayle wharves
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    A bold novel that spans across time, the world and genres with six interlocking stories, David Mitchell's Cloud Atlas is an unforgettable read that has been adapted into a film starring Tom Hanks, Halle Berry and Hugh Grant. From a reluctant voyager crossing the Pacific in the 19th century to to a young islander witnessing the nightfall of civilisation in a dystopian future, the book also takes in in between-wars Belgium and the Reagan era as the stories interrupt each other, leaving the reader with a fascinating narrative to follow. As the characters hear each other's echoes down the corridors of history, destinies are changed in ways both great and small... This is an intriguing and all-encompassing novel from the author of Ghostwritten and number9dream.
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    Longlisted for 2014's Man Booker Prize, Cloud Atlas author David Mitchell's The Bone Clocks is fiction at its most spellbinding and memorable best.

    One drowsy summer's day in 1984, teenage runaway Holly Sykes encounters a strange woman who offers a small kindness in exchange for 'asylum'. Decades will pass before Holly understands exactly what sort of asylum the woman was seeking...

    A chronicle of our self-devouring times and a book full of twists and surprises, this is another fascinating read from Mitchell that shows why he is one of the most highly acclaimed and challenging authros of his generation.
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    This special edition of SLADE HOUSE, limited to 1,500 copies, is signed and numbered by the author. It has a uniquely designed cover, endpapers and slipcase, is bound with head and tail bands, and comes with a ribbon. Born out of the short story David Mitchell published on Twitter in 2014 and inhabiting the same universe as his latest bestselling novel The Bone Clocks, this is the perfect book to curl up with on a dark and stormy night. Turn down Slade Alley - narrow, dank and easy to miss, even when you're looking for it. Find the small black iron door set into the right-hand wall. No handle, no keyhole, but at your touch it swings open. Enter the sunlit garden of an old house that doesn't quite make sense; too grand for the shabby neighbourhood, too large for the space it occupies. A stranger greets you by name and invites you inside. At first, you won't want to leave. Later, you'll find that you can't. This unnerving, taut and intricately woven tale by one of our most original and bewitching writers begins in 1979 and reaches its turbulent conclusion around Hallowe'en, 2015. Because every nine years, on the last Saturday of October, a 'guest' is summoned to Slade House. But why has that person been chosen, by whom and for what purpose? The answers lie waiting in the long attic, at the top of the stairs...
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    Dartmouth Steam Railway, Dart Valley Railway and Seaton Tramway.
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    This book provides information on: Lines around Derby; Midland main line through the Peak to Chinley; The Hope Valley line; Buxton to Ashbourne and the Cromford and High Peak Railway; Lines around Chesterfield; and the Great Central line through Dinting to Woodhead.
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    Published for the first time in flipback - the new, portable, stylish format that's taken Europe by storm. 'Souls cross ages like clouds cross skies ...' A reluctant voyager crossing the Pacific in 1850; a disinherited composer blagging a precarious livelihood in between-the-wars Belgium; a high-minded journalist in Governor Reagans California; a vanity publisher fleeing his gangland creditors; a genetically modified dinery server on death-row; and Zachry, a young Pacific Islander witnessing the nightfall of science and civilisation. The narrators of CLOUD ATLAS hear each others echoes down the corridor of history, and their destinies are changed in ways great and small. In his extraordinary novel, David Mitchell erases the boundaries of language, genre and time to offer a meditation on humanity's dangerous will to power, and where it may lead us.
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    Does homework work? Why is it assigned, and is it effective for good learning? This book collects together the rich experience of a dozen Waldorf teachers who address issues such as how much homework should be given? How can a teacher best support and evaluate a student's progress? And does homework make sense? This unique collection on a challenging topic comes to a thoroughly-discussed and perhaps surprising conclusion. Parents and teachers who are wondering about the meaning and effectiveness of homework will appreciate the fully-informed opinions in this valuable book.