YTBA Fashion

Fashion - Clothing - Fashion Style - Clothes

Womens Clothes - Children Cloth - Baby Clothes - Hiking Clothes






A Dog's Ransom

RRP $22.99

Highsmith blends savage humour with brilliant social satire in this dark tale.

'Dear Sir, I suppose you are pretty pleased with yourself? Superior to everyone, you think. A fancy apartment and a snob dog. You are a disgusting little machine, nothing else. Your days are numbered.'

Ed Reynolds, an editor at a prestigious publishing house, has received a number of anonymous poison pen letters. He has no idea who could bear him such a grudge. Returning home one night, he finds a ransom note for his wife's beloved French poodle: 'I have your dog Lisa. She is well and happy . . . I gather the dog is important to you? We'll see!'

The criminal has hit the Manhattan couple where it hurts most. And so, with this bizarre event, their nightmare begins. A Dog's Ransom captures the fragility of middle-class life in this riveting, scathing tale.

About the Author

Patricia Highsmith (1921-1995) was born in Fort Worth, Texas. Her first novel, Strangers on a Train, was made into a classic film by Alfred Hitchcock in 1951. The Talented Mr Ripley, published in 1955, introduced the fascinating anti-hero Tom Ripley, and was made into an Oscar-winning film in 1999 by Anthony Minghella. Graham Greene called Patricia Highsmith 'the poet of apprehension', saying that she 'created a world of her own - a world claustrophobic and irrational which we enter each time with a sense of personal danger'. Patricia Highsmith died in Locarno, Switzerland, in February 1995. Her last novel, Small g: A Summer Idyll, was published posthumously, the same year.


All Kinds Of Clothes: Level 2

RRP $11.99

Developed by New Zealand reading specialist and author, Pam Holden, this exciting reading program offers an extensive range of illustrated fiction and photographic non-fiction titles at graded levels. Red Rocket Readers offer a carefully controlled sequence of challenges throughout the levels to ensure students progress with confidence and enthusiasm.



Search

YTBA Fashion Articles

Fashion Clothing Fashion Style Clothes
Womens Clothes Children Cloth Baby Clothes Hiking Clothes
Dog Clothes Clothes Designs Travel Clothes Beauty Clothes

YTBA Fashion Books

Fashion Clothing Fashion Style Clothes
Womens Clothes Children Cloth Baby Clothes Hiking Clothes
Dog Clothes Clothes Designs Travel Clothes Beauty Clothes

YTBA Fashion