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"Spies" (York Notes Advanced) [Paperback]

Michael Frayn , Anne Rooney
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
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Book Description

30 Aug 2007 1405861835 978-1405861830 1

For more than 25 years, York Notes have been helping students throughout the UK to get the inside track on the written word.


Firmly established as the nation’s favourite and most comprehensive range of literature study guides, each and every York Note has been carefully researched and written by experts to make sure that you get the most wide-ranging critical analysis, the most detailed commentary and the most helpful key points and checklists.


York Notes Advanced offer a fresh and accessible approach to English Literature. Written by established literature experts, they introduce students to a more sophisticated analysis, a range of critical perspectives and wider contexts.

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  • Paperback: 136 pages
  • Publisher: Longman; 1 edition (30 Aug 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1405861835
  • ISBN-13: 978-1405861830
  • Product Dimensions: 20.8 x 14.4 x 0.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 62,834 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Anne Rooney is a full-time author living in Cambridge, England with a menagerie of animals and daughters. She sulks all winter and flourishes in the sunshine.

Before becoming a writer, she studied and taught medieval English and French literature. She writes short books for short children, longer books for longer children, and books of any length for adults, without regard to the size of the reader.

Her website is http://www.annerooney.co.uk. She blogs as Stroppy Author at http://stroppyauthor.blogspot.com. She is a Royal Literary Fund Fellow and Lector, and member of the Royal Literature Society, Society of Authors, Scattered Authors Society and National Union of Journalists.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An unbiased and honest review 23 Dec 2007
This is a great revision guide for AS English Literature when studying Spies by Michael Frayn.
Everything you need to know is explained in the guide, and there are also other things which are there to increase your understanding of the novel. I particularly liked the chapter by chapter breakdown, which explains the significance of what goes on in each chapter, and has a glossary to explain words you don't understand. The notes in the column, which guide you to websites and books for further information are also very good, and very well researched.
However, in some of the sections, it would be better if more quotations from the novel had been used to back-up what was written, especially in the themes section. A few example exam questions would have also been nice.
Overall this is an essential revision guide to Spies, and I would highly recommend you buy it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very helpful! 2 Dec 2013
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Anyone who is studying the novel needs to buy this book. It is packed full of everything you could possibly need to know!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Money well spent 6 Sep 2013
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Easy to understand. Simple layouts throughout. I was a total novice at literary criticism, but the book was the crutch which helped me to hobble through the dense forest of Linguistics to get to the hidden meanings.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Spies 8 Nov 2012
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I thought I'd ordered the novel itself, not these notes. But perhaps it was my mistake, I've no way of checking.
The book was in good condition.
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