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The Lockdown Diary of Tom Cooper
Spencer Brown - 2020
Stuck inside a small flat with sole responsibility for his two single-digit children, Tom is plunged into a world of home schooling, supermarket feuds and alfresco workout sessions, not to mention keeping tabs on ageing parents who won’t stay home.Faced with the problems of cash-strapped tooth fairies, buying a rat trap online and an NHS-supporting arms race with an elderly neighbour, Tom realises he must rise to the occasion, but when his girlfriend asks for an erotic photo of his rapidly deteriorating body, it may be one step too far...Join Tom as he navigates lockdown in this hilarious stand-alone novel from the author of The Rebuilding of Tom Cooper.
Gossiping neighbours and an unhappy marriage would have ruined many women, but Prafulla was not one to give in easily. With hard work and good sense, she turned her life around. An attractive heroine in Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay’s novel, Prafulla rose from poverty to a life of riches and fame.
Hunters of the Great North (1922) (Interactive Table of Contents)
Vilhjálmur Stefánsson - 1922
Because of his studies of the Eskimos, his discoveries of land, the application of new ideas and new methods of exploration, Stefansson was considered the foremost polar explorer of his day, and one of the few great explorers of all time. During a period of three or four years Mr. Stefansson has produced a creditable list of books about the Arctic. In some respects his service in publishing the results of his Northern studies has differed from that of earlier explorers. He has challenged our preconceptions about the Arctic. “Hunters of the Great North” gives details of Northern life such as have doubtless come within the experience of all Arctic explorers, but which are new to the average American reader. In short, it is an elementary text-book of the Arctic. Stefansson lived among the Eskimos of the Mackenzie River, studying their language and adopting their mode of life, and spending ten winters and thirteen summers in the polar regions. Among Stefannson's most famous discovery was that of a race of blond Eskimo on Coronation Gulf. Stefansson writes: "In the present book I have tried by means of diaries and memory to go back to the vivid impressions of my first year among the Eskimos for the story of what I saw and heard." In describing his confrontation with a polar bear, Stefansson writes: “I heard behind me a noise like the spitting of a cat or the hiss of a goose. I looked back and saw, about twenty feet away and almost above me, a polar bear. I had overestimated the bear's distance from shore, and had passed the spot where he lay. From his eye and attitude, as well as the story his trail told afterward there was no doubting his intentions: the hiss was merely his way of saying, "Watch me do it!" Or at least that is how I interpreted it; possibly the motive was chivalry, and the hiss was his way of saying Garde!” Contents I. PREPARATIONS FOR A LIFEWORK OF EXPLORATION II. DOWN THE MACKENZIE RIVER THROUGH 2000 MILES OF INDIAN COUNTRY III. FIRST IMPRESSIONS OF THE ESKIMOS IV. CAPTAIN KLINKENBERG—SEA WOLF AND DISCOVERER V. THE WHALING FLEET SAILS AWAY VI. LEARNING TO LIVE AS AN ESKIMO—ON A DIET OF FISH WITHOUT SALT VII. HOW AN ESKIMO SAILED THROUGH THE STORM VIII. AN AUTUMN JOURNEY THROUGH ARCTIC MOUNTAINS IX. THE SUN GOES AWAY FOR THE WINTER X. LOST IN THE MACKENZIE DELTA XI. AN ARCTIC CHRISTMAS WITH AN ENGLISH COUNTRY GENTLEMAN XII. THE LIFE AT TUKTUYAKTOK XIII. LEARNING TO BUILD A SNOWHOUSE AND TO BE COMFORTABLE IN ONE XIV. TRAVELS AFTER THE SUN CAME BACK XV. WE GO IN SEARCH OF OUR OWN EXPEDITION XVI. A SPRING JOURNEY IN AN ESKIMO SKIN BOAT XVII. A RACE OVER THE ARCTIC MOUNTAINS IN SUMMER XVIII. ON A RAFT DOWN THE PORCUPINE RIVER SHORT STORIES OF ADVENTURE I. HOW I LEARNED TO HUNT CARIBOU II. HOW I LEARNED TO HUNT SEALS III. HOW WE HUNT POLAR BEARS
Tales from the Dugout: Football at the Sharp End
Richard Gordon - 2015
When the action heats up on the pitch, emotions in the dugout boil over. Grown men lose control. The normally sane turn into irrational agitators. And every decision, no matter how minor, is hotly contested. Tales From The Dugout is a fantastically entertaining collection of incidents and memories gathered from managers, players, referees, linesmen and broadcasters, which encapsulates the unique environment of the technical area and reveals how even limited exposure to it can transform people unrecognisably. And when the red mist descends, the consequences can be almost unbelievable - and frequently hilarious. With contributions from a host of those who have been at the sharp end and lived to tell the tale, Tales From The Dugout is a unique insight into life in the technical area. There are tales from Scotland manager Gordon Strachan, Craig Brown, Pat Nevin, Kenny Clark, Pat Bonner, Scott Booth, Terry Butcher, Jimmy Calderwood, Billy Dodds, Jim Duffy, Alex McLeish, Alex Smith, Willie Young and Chick Young - amongst many others. And brilliant stories about legends of the game like Tommy Burns, Walter Smith, Martin O'Neill, Ally McCoist, Jim McLean and, of course, Sir Alex Ferguson. And it explains why that small area by the side of the pitch is no place for the faint-hearted.
CHACHA CHAUDHARY AND LAKKAR BAGGHA SINGH: CHACHA CHAUDHARY
Pran Kumar Sharma - 2015
Thus CHACHA CHAUDHARY was born in 1971.Tall and robust SABU, who is an inhabitant of planet Jupiter, gave Chaudhary an ideal company. A combination of wisdom and strength was formed to tackle any difficult task. It is said that " Chacha Chaudhary's brain works faster than a computer". Though both fight the criminals and tricksters, each episode ends with a touch of humour. The duo perform in lighter vein. The CHAUDHARY family consists of his wife Bini, a fat sharp tongue woman, Sabu, Rocket - the dog and Dag- Dag, an old truck who is half human- half machine. Chacha Chaudhary is the most popular Indian comics. More than 10 million readers enjoy this series regularly in newspapers and comic books in ten languages. A T.V. serial based on the comics has crossed 500 episodes and still continue to be telecast on premier channel "Sahara ONE".
American Legends: The Life of Ernest Hemingway
Charles River Editors - 2013
The dignity of movement of an ice-berg is due to only one-eighth of it being above water. A writer who omits things because he does not know them only makes hollow places in his writing." – Ernest Hemingway, Death in the Afternoon (from Amazon)
Gross Gus and the Time Out Chair
Kally Mayer - 2015
Why does Gus spend so much time sitting on the Time Out Chair? Does he learn his lesson? Find out what mischief Gus gets in to at school and what happens when he breaks the rules? Click the LOOK INSIDE feature above to get a sneak preview! Check the other Gross Gus books in the series Book 1- Gross Gus Book 2- Gross Gus's Rotten Christmas Book 3- Gross Gus and Enormous Ellie (Children's Book) Gross Gus and the TIME OUT Chair (Illustrated Picture Book for ages 3-8) Teaches your Child the value of Cooperation- Beginner Readers/Bedtime Story/Social Skills
GYPSIES: I married a Romany! Honest, raw and extremely funny!
Nell R. Loveridge - 2017
When you think about the kind of guy you are going to marry, a Romany living in an old caravan does not normally come to mind! Can't think why, can you?! So, there I was. 19 years old and fed up with 'normal' guys who only wanted one thing. Yep you guessed it! But then.... along comes this guy, tall, skinny, bad hair, ugly/handsome..... did I say bad hair? Oh yes! And that was just the beginning! But little did I know that he was a gypsy! Oh boy! Gypsies and gorgi's don't mix.....do they? I was about to find out! Honest, raw, colourful, and downright hilarious! Based on the true story of Nell Rose Loveridge and Jake her gypsy rover!
The Inside Story of Viz: Rude Kids
Chris Donald - 2014
Chris tells the remarkable story of the magazine, from the tatty rag produced in his Newcastle bedroom to becoming one of the bestselling magazines in the UK.Chris was the creator of many of the characters and was responsible for all the magazine’s written content. Characters from the magazine, such as Sid the Sexist and the Fat Slags, are now household names.This is an engaging tale told in Chris’s unique, wry way. Chris takes us from his train-spotting childhood in the ’70s through to setting up the magazine with family and friends, and struggling to sell even a few copies of Viz in the local pub. The comic’s success swiftly grew, however, and remarkable events ensued, such as how Chris was invited to tea by Prince Charles, taken in for questioning by New Scotland Yard's Anti-Terrorist Branch and caught his wife up to no good with Keith Richards in Peter Cook's attic.Chris includes many original drawings in this integrated book as well as some fascinating images of early Viz creations.
The Honest King and Other Stories (Stories for Children Series #4)
D.R. Tara - 2014
These five stories comprise Volume 4 of ‘Illustrated Moral Stories for Children Series’. All the stories fall in the following main categories: myths and legends series, moral stories for kids, childrens books by age 5-8, fairy tales for teens, kids books ages 9 12, self-read childrens ebooks, and kindle books for kids 9-12. These five illustrated moral stories are included in this book: Story 1: Prince Rayner Story 2: The Honest King Story 3: Ball in the Well Story 4: When Mountains Bowed Story 5: Thirst for Knowledge These stories can be read and enjoyed by all ages and all cultures. Each story has a moral at the end, and they are appropriate to read to children at bedtime. PLEASE ALSO CHECK OUT BOOKS 1, 2, 3 AND 5 IN THE ‘ILLUSTRATED MORAL STORIES FOR CHILDREN SERIES’. THESE BOOKS, BY BEST SELLING AUTHOR, D. R. TARA, ARE ENTITLED AS FOLLOWS: BOOK 1: STARS IN THE POOL AND OTHER STORIES BOOK 2: TRUE FRIENDS AND OTHER STORIES BOOK 3: JUDGE MONKEY AND OTHER STORIES BOOK 5: FLYING ELEPHANTS AND OTHER STORIES A summary of Amazon Reader Reviews of 'Children's Book: “The Honest King and Other Stories" (Kids Books Ages 9-12) Short Stories Collections and bedtime story books for kids by all ages, folklore myths and legends': "..excellent set of kids picture adventure books...kids short stories. My children...love childrens picture books for kindle...great bedtime story books for kids by all ages..good kids picture books and kids books by age 5-8." "..enjoyed the illustrated moral stories for kids series..great kids illustrated book...an ideal bed time story book..kids of all ages will enjoy." "...wonderful bedtime story for children of all ages...childrens folklore myths and legends." "..liked this collections of kids short stories...great bedtime story books for kids by all ages, kids picture adventure books." "..love these kids picture adventure books and kids short stories..folklore myths and legends...the best childrens picture books for kindle..great kids books by age 5-8 and the best childrens books by ages 9-12." "...kids short stories about folklore, myths and legends..bedtime story books for kids of all ages or childrens picture books for kindle...really good kids picture books." "..good as delivering kids picture adventure books as the other folklore, myths, and legends in the previous books in the series...appropriate as a bedtime story book for kids by all ages...kids short stories..great addition to our collection of childrens picture books for Kindle." "The stories combine elements of Eastern and Western cultures, which is a good way to introduce children to new cultures and values."
Because of You
Rebekah Gibbs - 2009
And it is every mother’s worst nightmare.Ex-Casualty actress, Rebekah was just 34 years old and 7 months pregnant when she found a lump in her breast. After twice being examined by doctors and having been told that it was nothing to worry about, Rebekah pushed it from her mind and concentrated on the birth of her beautiful daughter, Gigi. But one night, whilst nursing her baby, Rebekah realised she could still feel the lump. And it was bigger.Finally, her worst fears were confirmed: just 10 weeks after giving birth, Rebekah was told that she had a fast-growing grade-three cancer and it had spread to her lymph glands. It was the beginning of a journey to hell and back and Rebekah embarked on the fight of her life.This isn’t just a book about the horror of cancer.It is about facing illness with humour and courageIt’s a celebration of the special, unbreakable bond between mothers and daughters. It’s about survival.
Teriel: The Warrior's Stone
Per Inge Sælid - 2016
In the midst of the darkness, a glimmer of hope is about to appear in the most unlikely of places: deep in the caves under Mount Horgathe. Destiny has chosen a 15-year-old slave, born and raised in a mine, to fight for his people's freedom. The young man's name is Teriel.
Sarah & Zoey
Linda Watkins - 2017
Trapped in a marriage to an abusive alcoholic, her only pleasure was in tossing a ball to a skinny dog she’d adopted from the local shelter.Sarah & Zoey is the tale of these two women and the one remarkable dog who saved them both.It is a story of the power of unconditional love.
A Narrowboat at Large (The 'At Large' series Book 1)
Jo May - 2015
Financially we were afloat and we lived in a perfectly decent house until my wife came up with the zany idea of living on a boat. I'd just got home from work, via the pub, when Jan asked me to watch a video while she prepared our frugal meal. I watched a pair of old fogies trundling along a canal in the rain on a narrowboat. You can imagine my reply when she asked if I fancied emulating the sodden wrinklies and taking to the water. She's a lady of vision and determination (she married me after all) but this was elevating madness to a whole new level. Jan's oncologist had her a few years previously that she probably wouldn't see the new millennium, so she had a different perspective about the future than many people. Despite lots of huffing and head-shaking, twelve months later we had sold a perfectly respectable house, given up a job that kept us in cornflakes and moved onto a metal hole less than a tenth the size of our house – excluding garden. It was the 4th July 2003 – independence day.We knew nothing about narrowboats – their workings, waterways lore and how we would cope being cooped up together – particularly when it's minus five and the nearest shop is miles away. We had a mountain to climb – which you can only do by using locks, and we'd never done a lock. A more accurate analogy is shooting the rapids because our venture took on a life of it's own and we were washed down stream on a tide of enthusiasm and ignorance. We had to make it work or the people who had laughed and scoffed would be proved right – we really were mad. Well, make it work we did, and we're still boating twelve years on. It's marvellous and it possibly saved Jan's life.