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Join Me

Author : Danny Wallace
ISBN : 9781407062235
Genre : Humor
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Some men are born to lead. Others, not so much... Danny Wallace was bored. Just to see what would happen, he placed a whimsical ad in a local London paper. It said, simply, 'Join Me'. Within a month, he was receiving letters and emails from teachers, mechanics, sales reps, vicars, schoolchildren and pensioners - all pledging allegiance to his cause. But no one knew what his cause was. Soon he was proclaimed Leader. Increasingly obsessed and possibly power-crazed Danny risked losing his sanity and his loyal girlfriend. But who could deny the attraction of a global following of devoted joinees? A book about dreams, ambition and the responsibility that comes with power, Join Me is the true story of a man who created a cult by accident, and is proof that whilst some men were born to lead, others really haven't got a clue.
Category: Humor

Second Helpings

Author : Jan Irving
ISBN : 1563080737
Genre : Education
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Filled with stories, songs, chants, and other learning activities for young children, this book emphasizes activities that span the curriculum and offer opportunities for written and oral expression. Grades PreK - 3.
Category: Education

Join Us After The Break

Author : Dennis Mulligan
ISBN : 9781481788762
Genre : Humor
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In the genre of humour, this is a book about a television station located in the centre of Glasgow. Scottish Television Ltd. occupied an entire city block. It consisted of three studios plus one tiny continuity studio. All the administration offices were located there too. Sometimes it was a magical place to work. Other times it could drive you up the wall. I left in 1973 to spend a year at Granada Television. I never really settled in Manchester, and the opportunity of a floor manager job brought me back to STV in 1974. I was there from 1968-1973 and from 1974-2002. This book is written from the perspective of the factory floor, or perhaps that should be "studio floor". There are no boardroom matters featured. We're not interested in share prices or profit margins. The narrative never goes higher than the second floor. I was usually present at the time the anecdotes occurred. If I wasn't, then I knew and trusted someone who was.
Category: Humor

Join Us For English 4 Teacher S Book

Author : Gunter Gerngross
ISBN : 0521679494
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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Join Us for English is a fully updated new edition of the highly successful Join In. This five-level course for young learners provides a motivating and enjoyable way to learn English. Join Us for English has been thoroughly restructured for optimum clarity and ease of use, and includes new artwork, topics, cartoon stories and songs. The revised course ties in with Common European Framework guidelines: It includes cross-curricular content and creates opportunities for self-assessment and portfolio building. It includes new culture pages, 'Project Time' and writing activities from level 2 onwards, plus a separate Language Portfolio for each level. The writing syllabus is specially designed to develop this skill in a fun and meaningful way. In the higher levels 'Look!' sections highlight key grammar structures which are then summarised in a 'Grammar Focus' at the end of the Pupil's Books. Join Us for English makes teaching English simple and enjoyable. Children love joining in the songs and action stories with Pit and Pat the wizards, Toby the Tiger and Magic the Cat. The range of supplementary components provides teachers with as much flexibility as they need.
Category: Foreign Language Study

All Creatures Great And Small

Author : James Herriot
ISBN : 9781447224211
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The first collection of memoirs from the author who inspired the BBC series All Creatures Great and Small. This edition contains If Only They Could Talk and It Shouldn't Happen to a Vet. Fresh out of Glasgow Veterinary College, to the young James Herriot 1930s Yorkshire seems to offer an idyllic pocket of rural life in a rapidly changing world. But from his erratic new colleagues, brothers Siegfried and Tristan Farnon, to incomprehensible farmers, herds of semi-feral cattle, a pig called Nugent and an overweight Pekingese called Tricki Woo, James finds he is on a learning curve as steep as the hills around him. And when he meets Helen, the beautiful daughter of a local farmer, all the training and experience in the world can’t help him . . . Since they were first published, James Herriot’s memoirs have sold millions of copies and entranced generations of animal lovers. Charming, funny and touching, All Creatures Great and Small is a heart-warming story of determination, love and companionship from one of Britain’s best-loved authors. 'I grew up reading James Herriot's books and I'm delighted that thirty years on, they are still every bit as charming, heartwarming and laugh-out-loud funny as they were then' Kate Humble
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Anatomist S Wife

Author : Anna Lee Huber
ISBN : 9781101612323
Genre : Fiction
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THE FIRST LADY DARBY MYSTERY “A riveting debut…an original premise, an enigmatic heroine, and a compelling Highland setting…a book you won’t want to put down.”—New York Times bestselling author Deanna Raybourn Scotland, 1830. Following the death of her husband, Lady Darby has taken refuge at her sister’s estate, finding solace in her passion for painting. But when her hosts throw a house party for the cream of London society, Kiera is unable to hide from the ire of those who believe her to be as unnatural as her husband, an anatomist who used her artistic talents to suit his own macabre purposes. Kiera wants to put her past aside, but when one of the house guests is murdered, her brother-in-law asks her to utilize her knowledge of human anatomy to aid the insufferable Sebastian Gage—a fellow guest with some experience as an inquiry agent. While Gage is clearly more competent than she first assumed, Kiera isn’t about to let her guard down as accusations and rumors swirl. When Kiera and Gage’s search leads them to even more gruesome discoveries, a series of disturbing notes urges Lady Darby to give up the inquiry. But Kiera is determined to both protect her family and prove her innocence, even as she risks becoming the next victim…
Category: Fiction

Magic In Arranged Marriage

Author : Dr. Mahabala Shetty
ISBN : 9781468550481
Genre : Social Science
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Ready, willing and eligible girl and boy’s parents “arrange” for an initial meeting. Both the boy and the girl are free to make decisions based on their own personal likes and dislikes. Since there is no dating or courtship involved, decisions are business-like and, hence, there are no emotional feelings that come in the way of tough decisions. It is completely decentralized and fits the 21st century business model.
Category: Social Science

Trial By Fire

Author : J.A. Jance
ISBN : 9781849831970
Genre : Fiction
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Having taken on a media relations position with the Yavapai County Police Department, Ali Reynolds' first time out on the job is trial by fire. When a brand new housing estate goes up in flames, everyone hopes that the unfinished, unoccupied homes will yield no victims. But one woman is found barely alive and beyond recognition. For months she lies in a medically-induced coma, unclaimed and unidentified. When she finally awakes, badly disfigured and with no clue as to who she is or where she came from, she faces a bleak future. The victim faces even worse news when she's diagnosed with terminal cancer, and her quest to discover her identity takes on even greater urgency. In her new role, Ali Reynolds is called upon to grant the dying woman's final wishes: to find the people who saved her life - and the people who tried to kill her.
Category: Fiction

An Uncertain Dream

Author : Judith Miller
ISBN : 9780764202780
Genre : Fiction
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When employees of the Pullman Car Works walk out in protest of their wages and high rent, Olivia Mott is torn between her loyalty to Pullman Car Works and her love for Fred DeVault, who is the local delegate to the national convention of the American Railway Union. Original.
Category: Fiction

Time Crimes

Author : Ellery Littleton
ISBN : 9781412035149
Genre : Fiction
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I have referred to Time Crimes as a "haiku novel." It is short, compressed and poetic, and allows a lot of space for readers to imagine and reflect. The narrative moves along quickly; one reader commented that it is "like a film script, in that it has a tight plot and sharply delineated characters." Time Crimes is a blend of science fiction, crime thriller, love story and meditation on the meaning of time. In the course of the novel, some of the main characters travel back to the past and back to the future - not once, but three times! But as much as it is about time, Time Crimes is about the I Ching, also known as The Book of Changes. This ancient book has served as a source of divination for the Chinese for more than 3,000 years. Confucius, along with many other scholars and philosophers, used the I Ching and added his own interpretations and reflections. These contributions, compiled and organized over the centuries, have made the I Ching what it is today: a unique compendium of Chinese wisdom and tradition, the common source for both Confucian and Taoist philosophies. The ancient Chinese had a profoundly different perception of time than we do. This is reflected throughout the I Ching, which in itself is very preoccupied with time and its impact on the course of human affairs. In Time Crimes, these very old ideas are presented in a new context. The I Ching provides a system of knowledge to help one analyze and understand the pattern of events and changes in life. Through the 64 hexagrams, the authors constructed a method to aid in unlocking the secrets of the future and determining the surest way to live in harmony with prevailing circumstances. The I Ching emphasizes the cyclical nature of events, and the principle of "synchronicity," whereby coincidence becomes more than mere random accident. Moon, the central character in Time Crimes, is an expert in using the I Ching as a source of guidance and wisdom as he grapples with life's challenges and choices. It is, he says, like a stern but compassionate grandfather who dispenses good advice, common sense and caution, while suggesting ways to deal with problems that emphasize personal integrity and negate confrontation. "For lovers of self-knowledge, of wisdom," wrote C. G. Jung, the godfather of contemporary humanistic psychology, "the I Ching seems to be the right book." One of my favourite of the many comments in the I Ching about time comes from the first hexagram, "The Creative." When properly understood, it says, time is no longer a hindrance, but the means of making actual what is potential. This is a wonderful idea, as it presents time as an ally in the pursuit of enlightenment, rather than an obstacle. Ellery Littleton. Victoria, B.C. Autumn, 2004
Category: Fiction

My Favorite Thief

Author : Karyn Monk
ISBN : 9780553903263
Genre : Fiction
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The last thing he expected was to steal her heart… She should have been terrified, but Charlotte surprised even herself when she found herself helping a masked jewel thief. Now, after impulsively escaping in a waiting carriage, she finds herself alone with a dangerously seductive stranger whose identity remains a mystery that could steal not only her heart–but her life. …Unless it was she'd steal his. The robbery was a disaster but the danger was real, and the last thing Harrison Payne, earl of Bryden, planned was to be saved by a willowy, unconventional beauty. Already captivated by her courage and sensuality, Harrison is equally intrigued by her clumsy attempt to blackmail him. But Charlotte is hiding a past–and a secret–as dangerous as his own. And as an enemy seeks to destroy them both, they will abandon themselves to the passionate destiny that has drawn them together...and a chance at a love worth risking everything for.
Category: Fiction


Author : Faith Hunter
ISBN : 9781101082218
Genre : Fiction
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Meet shapeshifting skinwalker Jane Yellowrock in the first novel in the New York Times bestselling series that captures “the essence of urban fantasy” (SF Site). Jane Yellowrock is the last of her kind—a skinwalker of Cherokee descent who can turn into any creature she desires and hunts vampires for a living. But now she’s been hired by Katherine Fontaneau, one of the oldest vampires in New Orleans and the madam of Katies’s Ladies, to hunt a powerful rogue vampire who’s killing other vamps. Amidst a bordello full of real “ladies of the night,” and a hot Cajun biker with a panther tattoo who stirs her carnal desire, Jane must stay focused and complete her mission—or else the next skin she’ll need to save just may be her own...
Category: Fiction

Pointing At The Moon Teaching Martial Arts To Change Lives

Author : Neal Dunnigan
ISBN : 9780692240151
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Teaching martial arts is not merely the development of skills and techniques in others. Teaching martial arts is a life-changing transformational process for both the students and teachers. The Zen expression of "pointing at the moon" acknowledges the inherent difficulties in bringing other people to a higher level of personal understanding. This book describes the issues and considerations involved in teaching martial arts to change lives.

And Is There Honey Still For Tea

Author : Peter Murphy
ISBN : 9781843444022
Genre : Fiction
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The Third Ben Schroeder Novel. 1965. The British Establishment is reeling after a series of defections and acts of treachery by high-ranking Intelligence Officers. When Francis Hollander, an American academic, accuses Sir James Digby QC, a Baronet and a leader of the Bar, of being a Soviet spy, Digby retains Ben Schroeder and his head of Chambers to represent him. At first, it seems to be a simple case of libel, but as evidence starts to emerge of Digby's association with the Cambridge Spies, and as MI6 becomes involved, Ben can no longer be sure that he can save Digby from prosecution and ruin. To obtain vital evidence, Ben will have to put his career at risk. But will it be enough? If you are a fan of John Grisham, and enjoyed BBC One's legal drama Silk, then you'll love Peter Murphy's And Is The Still Honey for Tea!
Category: Fiction

Disenchanted Co

Author : Lynn Viehl
ISBN : 9781476747262
Genre : Fiction
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The first book in a new paranormal romance series by New York Times bestselling author Lynn Viehl. In the Provincial Union of Victoriana, a steampunk America that lost the Revolutionary War, Charmian “Kit” Kittredge makes her living investigating crimes of magic. While Kit tries to avoid the nobs of high society, she follows mysteries wherever they lead. In the Provincial Union of Victoriana, a steampunk America that lost the Revolutionary War, Charmian “Kit” Kittredge makes her living investigating crimes of magic. While Kit tries to avoid the nobs of high society, she follows mysteries wherever they lead. Unlike most folks, Kit doesn’t believe in magic, but she can’t refuse to help Lady Diana Walsh, who claims a curse is viciously wounding her while she sleeps. As Kit investigates the Walsh family, she becomes convinced that the attacks are part of a more ominous plot—one that may involve the lady’s obnoxious husband. Sleuthing in the city of Rumsen is difficult enough, but soon Kit must also skirt the unwanted attentions of a nefarious deathmage and the unwelcome scrutiny of the police chief inspector. Unwilling to surrender to either man’s passion for her, Kit struggles to remain independent as she draws closer to the heart of the mystery. For the truth promises to ruin her life—and turn Rumsen into a supernatural battleground from which no one will escape alive.
Category: Fiction

The Problem Of The Surly Servant

Author : Roberta Rogow
ISBN : 9789049986803
Genre : Fiction
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At Oxford, a rash of crime puts Dodgson under suspicion of murder The world of academia is hardly a hotbed of crime. And although scholars at the University of Oxford may debate the assassination of Caesar or the execution of Socrates, a modern criminal has no place within the school’s walls. And yet, as the reverend Charles Dodgson is horrified to learn, there is a thief within the college of Christ Church. The wine cellar has been ransacked, the faculty has been robbed, and a female student is being threatened by a blackmailer. It falls to Dodgson—better known as Lewis Carroll—to unmask the thief with the help of his dear friend Arthur Conan Doyle. The campus crimes quickly escalate until the university’s hallowed halls are stained with blood. When suspicion of murder falls at Dodgson’s feet, it is up to Doyle to clear his friend’s name—with the brilliance and style befitting the man who created Sherlock Holmes.
Category: Fiction

The Scandal Of Lady Eleanor

Author : Regina Jeffers
ISBN : 9781569759660
Genre : Fiction
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A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.
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Dower House

Author : Malcolm Macdonald
ISBN : 9781780101088
Genre : Fiction
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From war-torn Europe they came to Britain, yearning to start a new life. Together, they found it. - Spring, 1947. A concentration camp survivor, noted sculptor Felix Breit, arrives in London, hoping to rebuild his life and career. His opportunity comes when two English architects invite him to join a community they are creating at the Dower House, a Georgian country house in Hertfordshire. He is soon joined by Faith Bullen-Ffitch, an ambitious young publisher, but as the house fills with families, Felix realises he has fallen for Angela Wirth, a fellow camp survivor. But dare they ever admit their love, knowing the horrors in their pasts?
Category: Fiction

Stories Of God

Author : Rainer Maria Rilke
ISBN : 9781590300381
Genre : Fiction
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Readers who enjoyed Letters to a Young Poet will cherish this enchanting work of fiction. Stories of God is a series of interconnected short stories in which Rilke offers his own unique understanding of the divine. Full of wonder and playfulness, and written in a simple, folktale style, these thirteen stories suggest, among other things, that God is present in our daily world and is seeking know humans as urgently as we have sought to know God. This new translation is the most lucid and lyrical translation of this work available in English. Rilke's German prose was unique in that he liked to use words in uncommon ways, employed obscure words, and sometimes invented words. Kohn'the translator of Shambhala's popular edition of Hermann Hesse's Siddharthaa has created a translation that is highly readable and enjoyable while remaining faithful to the German. Through this new translation, a new generation of readers will be able to appreciate the rare beauty, simplicity, and intriguing spiritual philosophy that have made this one of Rilke's most beloved prose works.
Category: Fiction

Bulletproof Buddhists And Other Essays

Author : Frank Chin
ISBN : 0824819594
Genre : Literary Collections
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Frank Chin is perhaps the most instantly recognizable voice in Chinese American writing today. A self-proclaimed "transcendent Chinaman pagan heathen barbarian," Chin searches out (or stumbles on) the right people and situations, vividly recording the outcome in distinctively American terms. Here are six of his best essays, spanning the past forty years. Making his way across the U.S. to Cuba, Chin is arrested as an American spy some time between Castro's revolution and the missile crisis. He meets Ben Fee, the man who integrated San Francisco, and is introduced to Southeast Asian gangs and culture in San Diego. He discovers Chinese bachelor society along the California-Mexico border and travels to Singapore, where he speculates on the fear and suppression of Chinese culture among Chinese Singaporeans. Back at the home front, he encounters the new white racism along Interstate 5 during the Gulf War.
Category: Literary Collections