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  Granta Computing - Optimum Accounting Success Stories
Granta accurately assessed our business needs and built a system that has not only met our business management requirements but has also enabled us to contain the number of staff we need to run the business.
Over the ensuing 5 years, we have worked closely with Granta to further enhance the systems; their skill is in drilling into the real issues and tailoring their system to really enhance our business.
Granta installed Optimum with hardly any disruption to our business; our staff were trained in a matter of hours and actually requires very little support.
www.grantacomputing.co.uk /success.htm   (534 words)

  
 Granta - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Granta was founded in 1889 by students at Cambridge University as "The Granta".
In October 2005, control of the magazine was bought by Swedish-born philanthropist and human rights campaigner Sigrid Rausing, granddaughter of billionaire Ruben Rausing, inventor of the Tetra-Pak carton.
In 1983, Granta (issue #7) published a list of 20 young British novelists as names to watch out for in the future.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Granta   (362 words)

  
 Boston.com / A&E / Media / At 25, Granta lives on as a literary oddity
For starters, Granta may be a magazine, but each quarterly issue has the look and heft of a large-format paperback.
Granta's name and history predate 1979, and a river runs through it.
The Granta is the less comomonly used name for the Cam, on whose banks sits Cambridge, England.
www.boston.com /ae/media/articles/2004/11/06/at_25_granta_lives_on_as_a_literary_oddity   (795 words)

  
 AbleStable | Review Centre | Magazines | Granta
Two years ago, the London Observer wrote of Granta: 'In its blend of memoirs and photojournalism, and in its championing of contemporary realist fiction, Granta has its face pressed firmly against the window, determined to witness the world.' This commitment means that it rarely publishes reviews or essays or other forms of writing about writing.
Granta provides the context for authors to express themselves from within a community of writers, rather than as a featured author, and I sense this is a significant reason for the loyalty and interest of its continuing readership.
Granta takes its role of literary filter seriously, and has produced a publication that is both challenging, yet a joy to read.
www.ablestable.com /products/magazines/reviews/granta.htm   (532 words)

  
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Granta is a modular security management system allowing the integration of access control, CCTV and intruder alarms into one easy-to-manage package.
Granta protects 4 doors just as well as 2000 doors and as a small company gets bigger and spreads itself over many sites, so Granta will expand with it, growing all the time thanks to its modular structure.
Granta Primo Software (Granta's "kid brother") is often used for simpler applications, providing support for basic access control features yet at any time is upgradeable to the full Granta system.
www.bewator.com /uk/products/index.xml/AC/AC_SYS/AC_SYS_GRANTA   (138 words)

  
 Julian Barnes - Featured Book Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
There are many texual differences between the Granta text and the final published version, but many of those changes were initiated by Barnes between UK proof and final UK hardback.
The Granta version is introduced by an image of Louis XIV (le Roi Soleil) as a hooded figure with the face of a sun.
Barnes's most recent contribution to Granta is a short entry on London, one of many such contributions by authors gathered under the uniform title of "A London View".
www.julianbarnes.com /fb/007.html   (1061 words)

  
 SALON Features: Making the Cut, page 2
But judging from the mixed and muffled reaction to the short list Granta made public late last fall -- 52 writers spread, like college football rivalries, across five regional divisions -- the issue may be in for a bumpy landing.
Granta's preliminary list landed with a particularly hard thud in New York, where many members of the city's pack of very visible and very well-reviewed novelists -- the writers who swim with the sharks -- are nowhere to be found among the fifty-two.
Granta's judges deny that there was any conscious effort to slap around this generation's hipper, better-selling writers.
www.salon.com /06/features/granta2.html   (1294 words)

  
 Moldflow Corporation: Investor Relations
Granta’s OPS provides a systematic method for selecting the best plastics material for a given application based on application requirements such as mechanical properties, optical properties and price, among others.
Granta Design Limited is the leader in IT for engineering materials, providing software, reference databases, and customization services.
Granta was founded in 1994 by Professor Mike Ashby, Dr. David Cebon and Cambridge University.
www.shareholder.com /moldflow/ReleaseDetail.cfm?ReleaseID=105857   (534 words)

  
 ABC News: Philanthropist buys literary journal Granta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Granta, which publishes books alongside its quarterly literary magazine, will be kept separate from Portobello.
Granta was founded by Cambridge University students in 1889 to create a journal filled with political discourse and literary criticism.
After years of financial woes, Granta last year swung to a profit of 168,000 pounds on about 3 million pounds of sales from a 129,000 pound loss in 2003 and 2.3 million pounds of sales.
abcnews.go.com /Entertainment/wireStory?id=1192204   (329 words)

  
 IDES and Granta Design Form Strategic Partnership to Deliver World Class Polymer Selector   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Granta describes the new OPS v4.5 as 'the most powerful plastics selection tool ever built'.
Granta Design is the leading software provider for materials IT, supplying the world's only comprehensive materials IT system, CES4.
Granta has a cornerstone partnership with ASM International, the world's largest professional society for materials engineering, and is the software supplier to the Materials Data Management Consortium, a consortium of leading US aerospace interests.
www.prospectorexpress.com /news/040713.asp   (545 words)

  
 Twenty-one: The Best of Granta Magazine by Ian Jack (Ed.) - Reviewed by Ann Skea - Eclectica Magazine v5n4
Granta's first issue in 1979 presented a selection of new American writing.
Most of these writers were little known when their work was first published in Granta.
Now, frequently, new work by established authors is featured, but there is always something completely new, and photo-essays have become part of the format.
www.eclectica.org /v5n4/skea_jack.html   (306 words)

  
 Welcome To Granta Computing - Software Development and Business Sales
Granta is constantly evolving and adapting to meet market demands and client growth.
Our philosophy is based on a firm commitment of ensuring business can be conducted with ease in both mainstream and specialist areas, providing the highest quality of support and competitive pricing whilst at the same time maintaining a customer friendly approach.
Our goal at Granta is to strengthen and expand our current market position, with a continued emphasis on offering exceptional service to all of our clients.
www.grantacomputing.co.uk   (206 words)

  
 The Observer | Review | Granta's grotto
Granta's list is a marketing exercise on behalf of contemporary literature, and was the brainchild of Desmond Clarke, who ran the Book Marketing Council in the early 1980s, before literary novelists acquired their present status as minor celebrities.
It was, in other words, a particularly fortunate time to have embarked on such an exercise, and Bill Buford, then editor of Granta, who devoted an issue to the list, decided to repeat the process himself in 1993.
Granta's list, like all literary prizes, is an attempt to bypass market imperfections, and is loved and loathed by publishers, who are inclined to dismiss it as irrelevant when they aren't included, and to applaud its detachment and authority when they are.
observer.guardian.co.uk /review/story/0,6903,868621,00.html   (1740 words)

  
 Granta Housing Society
Granta Housing Society is a charitable housing association with over 2,200 homes in all six counties of the East Region.
Granta builds affordable rented housing, low cost homes for sale and key worker accommodation for sale or rent.
Granta is a successful, growing organisation with plans to develop 800 more homes within the next four years.
www.grantahousing.org.uk   (365 words)

  
 Amazon.co.uk: Books: Best of Young British Novelists 3 (Granta: The Magazine of New Writing S.)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Much of Granta's success as the Anglo-American fiction and journalism magazine of choice rests upon its Best of Young British Novelists issues, which appear every 10 years and feature an editorial board's selection of 20 British fiction writers under the age of 40.
The scope of the issue generally lies within Granta's house style--well-written, somewhat conservative realist fiction--although there are a few excursions into weirder territory, such as Toby Litt's baroque essay-story, "The Hare" and Robert McLiam Wilson's magic realist "The Dreamed" in which war dead are rematerialised and resurrected in the bed of an aging English man.
The practice of showcasing novelists through a selection of short stories, novel excerpts and works-in-progress is obviously a compromise, as only those writers who are particularly skilled at short fiction will be seen at their best.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/0903141582   (751 words)

  
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Granta has become well known among literati for its best-of lists that single out up-and-coming writers in Britain and the United States.
Hederman, who first invested in Granta in 1986 and then bought it in 1995, could not immediately be reached at his New York office.
Granta, now published in London and New York, was founded by Cambridge students to create a journal filled with political discourse and literary criticism.
today.reuters.com /business/newsarticle.aspx?type=media&storyID=nL19655883   (351 words)

  
 England, England - Granta's best young British novelists, 2003. By Meghan O'Rourke   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In his introduction, Ian Jack, Granta's editor, invites readers to refrain from comparing this issue with the inaugural, and starry, "Young British Novelists" issue of 1983; that was a "special" generation, he says.
But to read Granta's "Young British Novelists" issue in 1983 and encounter the work of then-newcomers Martin Amis, Julian Barnes, Rose Tremain, Salman Rushdie, and Ian McEwan was to realize that these weren't simply applicants to the pantheon of great British writing.
These novelists were writing about the state of England—but instead of chronicling the decline of the postwar British Empire, they took measure of the changes wrought by Thatcherism and the rise of immigration and widespread global communication in a convention-bound culture that, like a kipper on a breakfast plate, seemed mostly unapproachable.
slate.msn.com /id/2083891   (1264 words)

  
 iMakeContent: Granta 56   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
IN THE winter issue of Granta, the quarterly themed collection of scribblings, which, for better or worse, sets the metropolitan literary agenda, Ian Jack and his usual Brit lit suspects, ponder on the UK's past and present.
Granta 56, as it drapes this skeptical isle in dust-sheets and shrouds, as it dresses us in autumnal, end-of-the-pier, good-bye-to-all-that fashions, might be accused of doing just that.
For the Granta gang, what's left is a shell, the power trappings of a played out, corrupt establishment, under which lies a vast emptiness.
www.imakecontent.net /farewell.htm   (978 words)

  
 Books | Granta sold to Swedish philanthropist   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Granta started life in 1889 as a literary journal in Cambridge and published the early work of writers including AA Milne, Stevie Smith and Sylvia Plath.
Granta has offices in London and New York and is edited by Ian Jack, the former editor of the Independent on Sunday.
Last year Granta made £168,000 in profit on sales of £3m, compared with a £129,000 loss in 2003.
books.guardian.co.uk /print/0,3858,5304288-99819,00.html   (221 words)

  
 Literary & Alternative Magazines :: NewPages Guide :: Granta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Since 1979, Granta has published many of the world's finest writers tackling some of the world's most important subjects, from intimate human experiences to the large public and political events that have shaped our lives.
Some of them — Travel (Granta 10) and The Family (Granta 37), for example — have found a place in the recent history of literature.
Granta does not have a political or literary manifesto, but it does have a belief in the power and urgency of the story, both in fiction and non-fiction, and the story's supreme ability to describe, illuminate and make real.
www.newpages.com /magazineguide/granta.htm   (219 words)

  
 Granta también habla español > elmundolibro - Narrativa en Español
Granta se encargó de impulsar -cuando aún eran anónimos- a novelistas como Martin Amis, Julian Barnes o Salman Rushdie.
Ahora, por fin, Granta existe también en español.
Granta no tiene miedo remover el pasado porque, según Major, “En España no se ha restituido la memoria histórica, algo que ha costado mucho esfuerzo a otros países.
www.elmundo.es /elmundolibro/2004/01/28/narrativa_espanyol/1075295245.html   (606 words)

  
 Granta Products Overview
Granta’s mission is to serve all the materials IT needs of its customers.
GRANTA MI is the complete software solution for the creation, tracking, qualification, and management of materials information – an integrated system of robust data tools to work throughout your organization, from test lab to designer’s desktop.
Granta’s Material and Process Selectors are unique tools for the rational selection of engineering materials – metals, ceramics, polymers, composites, woods – and of manufacturing processes – shaping, finishing, joining, and surface treatment.
www.grantadesign.com /products   (479 words)

  
 The Observer | Focus | The generous millionaire who saved Granta
Hopes have been buoyed by Rausing's characteristically succinct statement on her purchase of the company for an undisclosed sum, in which she announced that she intended to keep the magazine's 'unrivalled' position as a showcase for new writing.
'Granta is a force for good in British letters and one of the few remaining places where you can place a short story in this country.
To many it is a breath of fresh air, the emphasis on intimacy with its authors and its operating style a counterweight to the cutbacks and 'play it safe' mentality critics say is apparent among bigger rivals.
observer.guardian.co.uk /focus/story/0,6903,1588139,00.html   (1185 words)

  
 Cambridgeshire Scout County:   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Granta District covers the part of Cambridgeshire to the south of Cambridge, as well as a very small part of Essex.
The District takes its name from the River Granta (Rupert Brookes' "yet unacademic stream") before it becomes better known as the River Cam as it flows through Cambridge.
There is excellent leadership within the scout groups in Granta.
granta.scoutdistrict.org.uk   (333 words)

  
 Powell's Books - Granta 81: Best of Young British Novelists, 2003 by Granta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In 1993 Granta chose again, and among the selected works presented were those by Kazuo Ishiguro, Jeanette Winterson, and Hanif Kureishi.
In 1995 Granta published its Best of Young American Novelists issue - including Jonathan Franzen long before he penned The Corrections, Lorrie Moore before Birds of America had taken off, as well as other now well-known names like Edwidge Danticat and Jeffrey Eugenides.
Now, Granta is poised to present the best of young British novelists for the third time.
www.powells.com /biblio?isbn=1929001118   (222 words)

  
 Affiliate Programs for Webmasters Top 48 Hours - Store - Granta 77: What We Think of America   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Granta collections are always a surprise, and this one is no exception.
I bought Granta 77 expecting a pointed analysis of US foreign policy since September 11- with particular emphasis placed opinions on muslim countries.
Granta 77 is sucessful because the essays are more ambivilant and nuanced than one expects them to be.
www.top48hours.com /amazon-buy-192900107X.html   (1032 words)

  
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Granta 7: Shiva Naipul, "The Fortune Teller." Aphra Behn, "Memoirs of the Court of the King of Bantam." Granta: Christopher Priest, "The Miraculous Cairn."
Granta 7: "William Boyd, "Extracts from the Journal of Flying Officer J." Granta 43: A.L. Kennedy, "Failing to Fall." Suggested: Robert Coover, "The Babysitter" from The Norton Anthology of Contemporary Fiction.
Granta 43: Louis de Bernieres, "The Brass Bar." Suggested: Louise Erdrich, "Saint Marie," from The Norton Anthology of Contemporary Fiction.
jan.ucc.nau.edu /~jbf/Eng662.html   (1132 words)

  
 Redhotcurry.com - Books. Only Two South Asians on Granta's list of 'The Best Young British Novelists 2003'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Among the South Asians included in the list are Monica Ali whose debut novel 'Brick Lane' is scheduled for launched in June 2003, and Hari Kunzru who was paid the highest advance for his first novel 'The Impressionist' which went on to win last year's Betty Trask Award.
Ian Jack said: "The Granta list contains many unexpected as well as expected names, but I think their work shows that Britain can be proud of the diversity and vitality of the fiction it publishes.
Previously unpublished work by the writers selected will appear in the spring issue of Granta magazine (Granta 81) which will be published on 3rd April 2003.
www.redhotcurry.com /entertainment/books/granta_top20.htm   (314 words)

  
 Granta: Granta 77: What We Think of America
The September 11 attacks on the US provoked shock and pity in the rest of the world, but mingled with the sympathy was something harsher: anti-Americanism.
The effect of Granta's roundup is shockingly human: Here are no, or few, diatribes, and much affection--through tears--from Arab and Muslim contributors....
In the wake of September 11 and the invasion of Afghanistan, Granta asked writers across the globe to describe how America had influenced their lives—culturally, politically, economically, for good or ill. For this issue we turned Granta 77's question around and asked American writers how they had encountered countries other than their own.
www.granta.com /back-issues/77   (673 words)

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