Holborn Bars

Holborn Bars known as the Prudential Assurance Building is a large red terracotta Victorian building on the north side of Holborn in Camden at the boundary of the City of London, England. The block is bounded by Holborn to the south, Brooke Street to the west, Leather Lane to the east and Beauchamp Street to the north, it is occupied by De Vere Venues and the London office of English Heritage at 1 Waterhouse Square. Located close to the Holborn Bar city boundary of the City of London Holborn Bars was built on the site of the former Furnival's Inn building of the Inns of Chancery, it was designed in Gothic Revival style for the Prudential Assurance Society by architects Alfred Waterhouse and his son Paul Waterhouse who became a partner in his father's firm from 1891, built by Holland, Hannen & Cubitts in phases between 1876 and 1901. The interior design of the main entrance hall was completed in 1906; the building was modified between 1930 and 1932 by E. M. Joseph, who introduced Art Deco features, expanded again in 1993 by EPR Architects to a floor area of 34,931 square metres.

Prudential retained ownership of it. The building featured a library, chapel, rooftop promenade and a women's entrance, it was electrically featured hot running water. The complex now encloses Waterhouse Square, named after the original architect; the building was listed Grade II* on 3 March 1972. Tenants include: Public Relations firm Weber Shandwick Law firm Gowling WLG WeWork ITV Prudential subsidiary M&G Images and tenants


Yennora is a suburb of Sydney in the state of New South Wales, Australia, 29 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district. The residential part of the suburb is in the local government area of the City of Fairfield, although the industrial area in west is a part of Cumberland Council, it is part of the Greater Western Sydney region. Yennora is an Aboriginal word meaning walking. Aboriginal people from the Cabrogal tribe, a sub-group of the Gandangara tribe, have lived in the Fairfield area for over 30,000 years. European settlement began in Fairfield in the early 19th century. A siding platform was built by the New South Wales Government Railways in 1927 and given the name Yennora; the public school was opened in 1955 and the Wool Stores were established in June 1971. A portion of Yennora is dominated by an industrial zone, which includes the 300,000m2 Yennora Distribution Centre, it was opened in June 1971 as the Yennora Wool Centre. The Yennora Distribution Centre has a connection to the Main Southern railway line, is used by Qube Logistics for freight services running between Port Botany and the suburb.

Yennora has some small shops and restaurants. Yennora railway station is on the Inner West & Leppington and Cumberland lines of the Sydney Trains network. Trains run from Yennora to Leppington and the City Circle. Yennora is serviced by bus services operated by Transdev NSW. According to the 2016 census, 40.7% of people stated that they were born in Australia, with Vietnam, Lebanon and China being other common responses. A high percentage of people spoke a language other than English at home, with Arabic, Karen and Spanish being the most spoken non-English languages; the median age of people in Yennora was 40 years, with 17.2% of people aged between 0–14 years and 23.2% aged 65 years and over. With regards to employment, 51.1% of people were employed full-time, 30.3% were employed part-time, 6.9% were employed but away from work and 11.7% were unemployed. Furthermore, Yennora is known to be the most poorest suburb of Sydney, where the median personal income is just $19,000. Media related to Yennora, New South Wales at Wikimedia Commons

Genre fiction

Genre fiction known as popular fiction, is a term used in the book-trade for fictional works written with the intent of fitting into a specific literary genre, in order to appeal to readers and fans familiar with that genre. Although genre fiction is distinguished from literary fiction, a number of major literary figures have written genre fiction, for example, John Banville publishes crime novels as Benjamin Black, both Doris Lessing, Margaret Atwood have written science fiction. Georges Simenon, the creator of the Maigret detective novels, has been described by André Gide as "the most novelistic of novelists in French literature"; the main genres are crime, romance, science fiction, inspirational, historical fiction and horror. More commercially oriented genre fiction has been dismissed by literary critics as poorly written or escapist. In the publishing industry the term "category fiction" is used as a synonym for genre fiction, with the categories serving as the familiar shelf headings within the fiction section of a bookstore, such as Western or mystery.

The uncategorized section is known in the industry as "general fiction", but in fact many of the titles in this large section are themselves genre novels that have been placed in the general section because sellers believe they will appeal, due to their high quality or other special characteristics, to a wider audience beyond readers of that specific genre. Some adult fans are embarrassed to read genre fiction in public; some authors known for literary fiction have written novels under pseudonyms, while others have employed genre elements in literary fiction. Romance fiction had an estimated $1.375 billion share in the US book market in 2007. Religion/inspirational literature followed with $819 million, science fiction/fantasy with $700 million, mystery with $650 million and classic literary fiction with $466 million. Genre began as an absolute classification system for ancient Greek literature. Poetry and drama each had a specific and calculated style that related to the theme of the story.

Among the genres were the epic in poetry and tragedy and comedy for plays. In periods other genres such as the chivalric romance and prose fiction developed. Though the novel is seen as a modern genre, Ian Watt, in The Rise of the Novel suggests that the novel first came into being in the early 18th century, it has been described as possessing "a continuous and comprehensive history of about two thousand years", from the time of both Classical Greece and Rome; the "romance" is a related long prose narrative. Walter Scott defined it as "a fictitious narrative in verse. However, many romances, including the historical romances of Scott, Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights and Herman Melville's Moby-Dick, are frequently called novels, Scott describes romance as a "kindred term". Romance, as defined here, should not be confused with the genre fiction love romance or romance novel. Other European languages do not distinguish between romance and novel: "a novel is le roman, der Roman, il romanzo."Genre fiction developed from various subgenres of the novel during the nineteenth century, along with the growth of the mass-marketing of fiction in the twentieth century: this includes the gothic novel, science fiction, adventure novel, historical romance, the detective novel.

Some scholars see precursors to the genre fiction romance novels in literary fiction of the 18th and 19th centuries, including Samuel Richardson's sentimental novel Pamela, or Virtue Rewarded and the novels of Jane Austen such as Pride and Prejudice. The following are some of the main genres as they are used in contemporary publishing: Crime fiction is the literary genre that fictionalises crimes, their detection and their motives, it is distinguished from mainstream fiction and other genres such as historical fiction or science fiction, but the boundaries are indistinct. Crime fiction has multiple subgenres, including detective fiction, courtroom drama, hard-boiled fiction, mystery fiction, legal thrillers. Suspense and mystery are key elements to the genre. Fantasy is a genre of fiction that uses magic or other supernatural elements as a main plot element, theme, or setting. Many works within the genre take place in imaginary worlds where magic and magical creatures are common. Fantasy is distinguished from the genres of science fiction and horror by the expectation that it steers clear of scientific and macabre themes though there is a great deal of overlap among the three, all of which are subgenres of speculative fiction.

Fantasy works feature a medieval setting. The romance novel or "romantic novel" focuses on the relationship and romantic love between two people, must have an "emotionally satisfying and optimistic ending." There are many subgenres of the romance novel including fantasy, science fiction, same sex romantic fiction, paranormal fiction. There is a literary fiction form of romance, which Walter Scott defined as "a fictitious narrative in prose or verse. According to Romance Writers of America's data, the most popular subgenres are: Romantic suspense, Contemporary romance, Historical romance, Erotic romance, Paranormal romance, Young adult romance, Christian romance Other: Inspirational romance, chick-lit, Contemporary series romance, women's fiction. Science fiction is a genre of speculative fiction dea