Louise Firchau a.k.a. Paper Panda, is an expert paper cutter and owner of the renowned online paper cuts company Paper Panda. Her gorgeous designs are much sought after, and here are twenty of them - all created by Louise especially for the book, and all in her distinctive and exquisite style. Each project consists of a full-size template and a photograph of the finished design, together with tips on cutting, or how to display the finished item and a 1-5 difficulty rating. With notes on basic papercutting techniques at the start of the book.
A dazzlingly original memoir, Paper Cuts takes us inside the mind of a young Oxford academic devastated by severe mental illness. ‘I have a small line of red dots on the back of my left hand, where the needle goes in. I have had hundreds of ketamine injections, more than anyone else, perhaps. The needle goes in, and the truth comes out. Sometimes I am a child again. Sometimes I have the innocence of a child, but I am not innocent. I know too much. I have known too much.’ With Paper Cuts, Stephen Bernard boldly lives through the trauma of childhood abuse and mental illness. He writes to escape and confront, to accuse and explain. Each morning when he wakes, Stephen Bernard must reconstruct his self: every night he writes himself a letter to be read the next day. The fractured, intensely personal narrative of Paper Cuts follows a single day in his life as he navigates a course through the effects of mania, medication and memories. ‘Beautifully written... Brilliant’ Henry Marsh ‘Distinguished and desolating... The saving grace is the writer’s undaunted eye for the beauty of the world’ Hilary Mantel ‘Chilling, riveting, extraordinary, wonderful’ Roddy Doyle ‘It is an extraordinary book in its unblinking truthfulness’ Hannah Jane Parkinson, Observer
Mario Spinelli is a Catholic, Italian-American young man from New York with a bright future in the paper industry. When the small paper mill where he is carving out his career is bought and then closed by industry giant Global Printing and Writing, he is forced to transfer to a huge, state-of-the-art mill in rural Arkansas to keep his career on track. His New York attitude quickly brings him trouble with the locals. He can't wait to escape his misery and return north until he meets and falls in love with a beautiful hometown engineer, Alisha Ann Reynolds. Mario joins in the antics of his coworkers, for whom bass fishing is the supreme entertainment. Through personal heroics and tragedy, he must rely on his steadfast faith in his struggle to win Alisha Ann's heart and acceptance with his peers.
All’s not fair in love and war Sixteen-year-old Luisa is not looking to win any awards for school spirit. So when her English teacher volunteers her to be an anonymous columnist for the school paper, Luisa’s first impulse is to run. But she decides to take on the assignment to cover her school’s fundraiser, which pits the girls against the boys. Luisa will cover the events from the female POV, while another anonymous writer provides the male perspective. The two columnists soon find themselves engaged in an epic battle of the sexes – a battle that Luisa is determined to win, even if it means risking the best relationship she’s ever had.
The decisions we make.....the paths we follow. Meet Rich and Randy Stevens. A father and son whose journeys through life will take a turn for the best...and worse. A love towards others, and each other on the outside. But inside Rich and Randy are dark twisted secrets. Papercuts-a sharp story of addictions, change, redemption, and life lessons