Ten Sorry TalesTen Sorry Tales



From the pen of Mick Jackson, author of The Underground Man and Five Boys, come these ten acclaimed tales.

Author: Mick Jackson

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571317196

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Page: 192

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From the pen of Mick Jackson, author of The Underground Man and Five Boys, come these ten acclaimed tales. Featuring undertakers, dark forests, resurrected butterflies and a singularly mean-spirited horse, the stories are nevertheless rooted in the realistic and all too recognisable world of retirement, loneliness, and childhood boredom. By turns funny, scary and heartbreaking, they are always illuminating, and further evidence of one of the most original and brilliant imaginations in contemporary fiction.

Aardman AnimationsAardman Animations



Beyond Stop-Motion Annabelle Honess Roe. just finished reading Mick
Jackson's Ten Sorry Tales, a collection of often fantastical, occasionally macabre,
short stories that had been published earlier that year. He had found himself
particularly ...

Author: Annabelle Honess Roe

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350130296

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Page: 288

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The Bristol-based animation company Aardman is best known for its most famous creations Wallace and Gromit and Shaun the Sheep. But despite the quintessentially British aesthetic and tone of its movies, this very British studio continues to enjoy international box office success with movies such as Shaun the Sheep Movie, Flushed Away and Wallace and Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit. Aardman has always been closely linked with one of its key animators, Nick Park, and its stop motion, Plasticine-modelled family films, but it has more recently begun to experiment with modern digital filmmaking effects that either emulate 'Claymation' methods or form a hybrid animation style. This unique volume brings together leading film and animation scholars with children's media/animation professionals to explore the production practices behind Aardman's creativity, its history from its early shorts to contemporary hits, how its films fit within traditions of British animation, social realism and fantasy cinema, the key personalities who have formed its ethos, its representations of 'British-ness' on screen and the implications of traditional animation methods in a digital era.

Worms Worms



"In this trio of troublesome tales, Bertie tries to get out of attending a pink party, struggles to be polite for an entire day, and puts his green thumb to the test in a flower-arranging competition."

Author: Alan MacDonald

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9781434246196

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Page: 112

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In these three tales Bertie turns a pink birthday party into a mess, faces and fails the challenge of being polite for an entire day (fortunately), and mistakes his mother's flower arrangement for garbage.

The Widow s TaleThe Widow s Tale



By turns elegiac and highly comical, The Widow's Tale conjures up this most defiantly unapologetic of narrators as she begins to pick over the wreckage of her life and decide what has real value and what she should leave behind.

Author: Mick Jackson

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571258710

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Page: 256

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A newly-widowed woman has done a runner. She just jumped in her car, abandoned her (very nice) house in north London and kept on driving until she reached the Norfolk coast. Now she's rented a tiny cottage and holed herself away there, if only to escape the ceaseless sympathy and insincere concern. She's not quite sure, but thinks she may be having a bit of a breakdown. Or perhaps this sense of dislocation is perfectly normal in the circumstances. All she knows is that she can't sleep and may be drinking a little more than she ought to. But as her story unfolds we discover that her marriage was far from perfect. That it was, in fact, full of frustration and disappointment, as well as one or two significant secrets, and that by running away to this particular village she might actually be making her own personal pilgrimage. By turns elegiac and highly comical, The Widow's Tale conjures up this most defiantly unapologetic of narrators as she begins to pick over the wreckage of her life and decide what has real value and what she should leave behind.

Bears of EnglandBears of England



' Taking in these bears in chains, the circus bears of Bristol, the Victorian sewer bears and the spirit bears of the early years, among others, Mick Jackson's strange beast of a book explores some little known chapters in England's past.

Author: Mick Jackson

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571306602

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Page: 256

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'There is no category of bear whose story makes for more depressing reading, and whose miserable existence heaps more shame on humanity than that which follows...' Taking in these bears in chains, the circus bears of Bristol, the Victorian sewer bears and the spirit bears of the early years, among others, Mick Jackson's strange beast of a book explores some little known chapters in England's past. Mixing folk tale with fantasy, and history with myth, the narrative that unfolds is dark, playful and filled with magical moments, as it marches ever forward towards a strange convergence.

Creative WritingCreative Writing



In a short story in Ten Sorry Tales (2005) two sisters living near the sea kill and
kipper a stranger who has caused them displeasure and keep the semi-
preserved corpse in their home. The narrator comments 'Edna said how nice it
was to have ...

Author: Colin Bulman

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 9780745636887

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Page: 249

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All writers are familiar with terms like plot, suspense, conflict and character. They may be less familiar with intertextuality, anachrony, and fabula, and they may be even less confident in achieving the effects these terms refer to. This book defines fictional techniques and guides the potential writer in their use. It may spark off ideas for stories and novels and provide first-aid for failing stories. A story's ending may come as a surprise to the reader, suspense may have the reader on the edge of the seat, and conflict may lead to unbearable excitement. It is the job of the writer to create these effects and this book illustrates how it is done. The book is for students doing creative writing in higher education, at "A" level, and it will be essential reading for anyone interested in writing fiction. Contents: Definitions of over 200 terms and techniques to do with fiction writing How to achieve fictional effects Literary examples of the techniques described Characteristics of genre as well as literary fiction Basic but essential techniques such as writing dialogue and using figures of speech Definitions of major terms used in publishing

Five BoysFive Boys



The second novel by the highly acclaimed author of The Underground Man confirms Mick Jackson's originality and talent.

Author: Mick Jackson

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571267767

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Page: 256

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Something strange is going on in the village. A dead pig is carried through the lanes in a coffin, a heap of signposts are buried in a field and a mummy walks the streets late at night, scaring the local ladies half to death. Things have never been the same since the evacuee arrived and the Five Boys mistook him for a Nazi spy. It is as if someone is out for revenge. The village has had a whole host of visitors since: the Americans are down the road preparing for D-Day and a deserter is hiding out in the woods. But it is the arrival of the Bee King which makes the biggest impression. He is a law unto himself, has his own strange rituals and the villagers fear that he is beginning to exert the same charm over their boys as he does over his bees. The second novel by the highly acclaimed author of The Underground Man confirms Mick Jackson's originality and talent.

Fangs Fangs



Bertie is convinced that the grumpy school janitor is a vampire, but locking Mr. Grouch in a shed is probably not a good idea--and that is only the first trouble that Bertie finds in this trio of stories.

Author: Alan MacDonald

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9781434246011

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Page: 112

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Bertie is convinced that the grumpy school janitor is a vampire, but locking Mr. Grouch in a shed is probably not a good idea--and that is only the first trouble that Bertie finds in this trio of stories.

Hopping Mad Hopping Mad



Finn has five frogs too. And when ten frogs get together, it's party time. Hopping and bopping, jumping and jiving, all night long. But Fred and Finn don't find the froggy madness very funny. In fact they're hopping mad.

Author: Michael Catchpool

Publisher: Little Tiger Press

ISBN: 1845066677

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Page: 31

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Fred has five frogs. Finn has five frogs too. And when ten frogs get together, it's party time. Hopping and bopping, jumping and jiving, all night long. But Fred and Finn don't find the froggy madness very funny. In fact they're hopping mad.

Ten Tales for Teaching EnglishTen Tales for Teaching English



His wife says , “ I'm sorry . " The man's sorry , too . They have no more wishes . Do
you know what they do ? They sit . They eat soup . Do you know what they say ? "
We do not want wishes . We just want a good day . " you Tell what know . 1.

Author: Ellen Balla

Publisher: Good Year Books

ISBN: 0673592405

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Page: 152

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Educational resource for teachers, parents and kids!

Perfect TenPerfect Ten



Severe stress. Humour. As we know. It's a coping strategy.' 'Yes. It must be very
stressful. So what's happened?' She leans forward, a mixture of professional
interest and gossip gateway, listening to my perfectly related sorry tale. Official.

Author: Jacqueline Ward

Publisher: Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781786493774

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Page: 231

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An explosive debut thriller about one woman's search for revenge - and the dangerous chain of events she sets in motion... _________ 'Hugely engrossing - a dark delight.' Catherine Ryan Howard __________ Caroline Atkinson is powerless and angry. She has lost more than most - her marriage, her reputation, even her children. Then one day, she receives an unusual delivery: lost luggage belonging to the very man who is responsible, her estranged husband Jack. In a leather holdall, Caroline unearths a dark secret, one that finally confirms her worst suspicions. Jack has kept a detailed diary of all his affairs; every name, every meeting, every lie is recorded. He even marks the women out of ten. Caroline decides it's time to even the score. She will make this man pay, even if it means risking everything...

The Underground ManThe Underground Man



One of the most acclaimed novels of recent times, The Underground Man is the fictionalised diary of a deeply eccentric English aristocrat.

Author: Mick Jackson

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571267750

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Page: 272

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One of the most acclaimed novels of recent times, The Underground Man is the fictionalised diary of a deeply eccentric English aristocrat. The duke has just completed a network of tunnels beneath his estate. His health is failing, but his imagination seems to know no bounds. And while he spends more time underground and retreats ever deeper into the darker corners of his house there are some ghosts that demand to be acknowledged and some memories which insist on making themselves known.

Burp Burp



Dirty Bertie is the world's grubbiest trouble magnet.

Author: Alan MacDonald

Publisher:

ISBN: 0864617976

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Page: 96

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Dirty Bertie is the world's grubbiest trouble magnet. He's a boy with nose-pickingly disgusting habits! He's full to bursting with madcap plans and crazy ideas, and if it's trouble you're after, look no further-Bertie's sure to be up to his neck in it!

Dirty BertieDirty Bertie



Bertie has shockingly dirty habits. Whenever he does anything dirty his family shouts, 'No, Bertie! That's dirty Bertie!' But there's one habit Bertie won't give up.

Author: David Roberts

Publisher:

ISBN: 0864618409

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Page: 24

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Bertie has shockingly dirty habits. Whenever he does anything dirty his family shouts, 'No, Bertie! That's dirty Bertie!' But there's one habit Bertie won't give up.

Ten TalesTen Tales



The Abbé Faber was the more sorry to go out, because that particular Saturday
was payday, and on such occasions theRue Mouffetard swarmed with people,
and a people notwell disposed toward his cloth. However goodaman one may be
, ...

Author: François Coppée

Publisher: Publio Kiadó Kft.

ISBN: 9789633818015

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Page: 76

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It is of no importance, the name of the little provincial city where Captain Mercadier—twenty-six years of service, twenty-two campaigns, and three wounds—installed himself when he was retired on a pension. Two more geese, strolling in the grass across the bottom of the page. It was quite like all those other little villages which solicit without obtaining it a branch of the railway; just as if it were not the sole dissipation of the natives to go every day, at the same hour, to the Place de la Fontaine to see the diligence come in at full gallop, with its gay cracking of the whips and clang of bells. It was a place of three thousand inhabitants—ambitiously denominated souls in the statistical tables—and was exceedingly proud of its title of chief city of the canton. It had ramparts planted with trees, a pretty river with good fishing, a church of the charming epoch of the flamboyant Gothic, disgraced by a frightful station of the cross, brought directly from the quarter of Saint Sulpice. Every Monday its market was gay with great red and blue umbrellas, and countrymen filled its streets in carts and carriages. But for the rest of the week it retired with delight into that silence and solitude which made it so dear to its rustic population. Its streets were paved with cobble-stones; through the windows of the ground-floor one could see samplers and wax-flowers under glass domes, and, through the gates of the gardens, statuettes of Napoleon in shell-work. The principal inn was naturally called the Shield of France; and the town-clerk made rhymed acrostics for the ladies of society.

Ten Worldly TalesTen Worldly Tales



Sorry I didn't spot you sooner, sir. I was expecting someone older.” Thorsten
smiled and shook the lieutenant's hand. “Thorsten Jensen,” he said. “Svend
Poulsen, er, Lieutenant Svend Poulsen. How do you do? Our transportation
facilities at ...

Author: Erik “Kriger” Carlsen

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781493196067

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Page: 142

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The locales within this diverse and eclectic volume reach from rural Oklahoma and sophisticated Manhattan neighborhoods to Southeast Asia and wartime Europe. If there is a common thread running through the collection of short stories, it is the unexpected turns of events made credible through graphic imagery. Carlsen does not have a “message”; his goal is simply to spin yarns, which, he hopes, will entertain his readers.

Pants Pants



This novel contains three wickedly funny stories featuring the world's grubbiest trouble magnet.

Author: Alan MacDonald

Publisher:

ISBN: 0864617593

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Page: 93

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This novel contains three wickedly funny stories featuring the world's grubbiest trouble magnet. Dirty Bertie is a boy with nose-pickingly DISGUSTING HABITS! He's full to bursting with madcap plans and crazy ideas, and if it's TROUBLE you're after, look no further-Bertie's sure to be up to his neck in it!