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The Importance Of Being Seven

Author : Alexander McCall Smith
ISBN : 9780748118878
Genre : Fiction
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Despite inhabiting a great city renowned for its impeccable restraint, the extended family of 44 Scotland Street is trembling on the brink of reckless self-indulgence. Matthew and Elspeth receive startling - and expensive - news on a visit to the Infirmary, Angus and Domenica are contemplating an Italian ménage a trois, and even Big Lou is overheard discussing cosmetic surgery. But when Bertie Pollock - six years old and impatient to be seven - mislays his meddling mother Irene one afternoon, a valuable lesson is learned: that wish-fulfilment is a dangerous business. Warm-hearted, wise and very funny, The Importance of Being Seven brings us a fresh and delightful set of insights into philosophy and fraternity among Edinburgh's most loveable residents.
Category: Fiction

The Importance Of Being Lazy

Author : Al Gini
ISBN : 9781135948931
Genre : History
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Drawing upon in-depth case studies of vacation habits and the observations of philosophers, writers, and sociologists such as Aristotle, Mark Twain and Thorstein Veblen, Al Gini argues why vacations are so venerated and why 'doing nothing' is a fundamental human necessity. From shopping sprees and extreme sports to the ultimate vacation - retirement - The Importance of Being lazy demonstrates that without true leisure, we are diminished as individuals and as a society.
Category: History

The Importance Of Being Emma

Author : Juliet Archer
ISBN : 9781906931506
Genre : Fiction
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An “ingenious” twist on the classic Emma with characters “Jane Austen herself would have loved” (Joanna Trollope). True, Emma Woodhouse crushed on her ridiculously sexy brother-in-law, Mark Knightley, when she was a clueless schoolgirl. But with an MBA from Harvard and a burgeoning career as marketing director for the family food business in Highbury, she’s become a self-assured young woman—totally immune to the Knightley charms. Besides, the man of Emma’s new dreams is television chef Flynn Churchill. When Mark is hired as Emma’s new company advisor and mentor, he likes the idea of getting closer to the girl he once dismissed as a “little sister.” Especially now that she grown into a woman so irresistible—not to mention obstinate, exasperating, resistant to his advice, and totally impervious when it comes to the rules of attraction and desire. Emma only thinks her heart is set on Churchill. Now it’s up to Mark to reset. “Juliet Archer has reinvented [Emma] for a 21st-century audience . . . with breathtaking charm and verve.” —Jane Austen Regency World Magazine “Perfect for reading on a hot, lazy afternoon. Like a single piece of good chocolate, it’s a sweet treat that you won’t regret later.” —Austenblog
Category: Fiction

The Importance Of Being Cool

Author : Olwyn Conrau
ISBN : 9781921479670
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Explore an urban underworld where many people get lost, lose it or just disappear... Twenty-something Oli shapes a torrent of chemicals into a searing account of survival in the urban Melbourne scene. Amidst ravenous addictions, spiralling dead ends and violence on both sides of the law, Oli keeps her wits, and her life, to record this story. On slippery ground all the way, it soon becomes clear why in this world - you have to stay cool.
Category: Family & Relationships

The Seven Spirits Of Yahweh

Author : Patricia Green
ISBN : 9781939748638
Genre : Religion
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Dr. Patricia Green gives biblical proof that Yahweh has Seven Spirits full of supernatural power that He desires to impart. Patricia describes each of His Spirits and recounts dreams, visions, and stories, revealing how the Seven Spirits of Yahweh operate. Do you desire more spiritual power to proclaim His truth with mighty signs, wonders, and miracles? Do you need a miracle in your life? Then you need an impartation of The Seven Spirits of Yahweh included in this book.
Category: Religion

Study Guide Seven Simple Secrets

Author : Annette Breaux
ISBN : 9781317666882
Genre : Education
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This Study Guide provides thought-provoking questions and easy-to-implement activities to help you apply the concepts in the bestselling book, Seven Simple Secrets, 2nd Edition. Step by step, it walks you through considering what you’ve read, taking action to implement the secrets and strategies of highly-effective teachers, and sharing your learning with others—all leading to improved teaching and learning! You can work on the guide independently, in book studies, in professional learning communities (PLCs), and in professional development sessions. This guide will help you to take full advantage of the seven secrets and implement them immediately in your own classroom!
Category: Education

Seven Success Skills For Apprentices And Skilled Trades Persons

Author : James Sidney Harvey
ISBN : 9781460253946
Genre : Business & Economics
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The Seven Success Skills for Apprentices and Skilled Tradespersons offers those in the changing industry of trades ways to improve their "soft" skills for job and career success by way of a multitude of tips, advice, strategies, resources, and humorous stories from the author's personal experience in his career as a Journeyman Tool and Die Maker. James S. Harvey helps with: 1. Self Motivation 2. Always Learning 3. Networking 4. Communication 5. Research 6. Presentation 7. Transferable Skills...
Category: Business & Economics

The Seven Basic Plots

Author : Christopher Booker
ISBN : 0826452094
Genre : Literary Criticism
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"This book at last provides a comprehensive answer to the age-old riddle of whether there are only a small number of 'basic stories' in the world. Using a wealth of examples, from ancient myths and folk tales, via the plays and novels of great literature to the popular movies and TV soap operas of today, it shows that there are seven archetypal themes which recur throughout every kind of storytelling." "But this is only the prelude to an investigation into how and why we are 'programmed' to imagine stories in these ways, and how they relate to the inmost patterns of human psychology. Drawing on a vast array of examples, from Proust to detective stories, from the Marquis de Sade to E.T., Christopher Booker then leads us through the extraordinary changes in the nature of storytelling over the past 200 years, and why so many stories have 'lost the plot' by losing touch with their underlying archetypal purpose."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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The Importance Of Being

Author : John Cairney
ISBN : 9781910324134
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Life is there for the taking. We can choose to take it, or leave it to float by as it will. If we have the confidence, we can reach out and grab it.Life is divided into four sections: birth, adolescence, maturity and old age. Writing from 'the final quarter', John Cairney looks over each section of his life and draws wisdom from the places he has been, the people he has met and the events he has experienced.He's been shot at (twice). Survived a hurricane at sea and an earthquake. He has taken risks and been derided as well as applauded. He is an extraordinary survivor. His attitude has been that 'life is there for the taking', and he has engaged with it passionately throughout his 84 years.The Importance of Being reveals the private, more reflective and unexpectedly philosophical side of a man better known for his public face in a long theatre, film and television career. Exploring notions of love and courage, interspersed with dry Glaswegian humour, this book will make you laugh and ponder the complexities of life at the same time.Nothing lasts forever, certainly not life itself. In these supposedly civilised and sophisticated times, no one appears to accept the moment for the present it is and revel in the free gift that is the day at hand.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Importance Of Being Trivial

Author : Mark Mason
ISBN : 9781407007403
Genre : Games & Activities
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If you're intrigued by the fact that Jack the Ripper was left-handed, or that Heinz ketchup flows at 0.7 miles per day - and, more importantly, intrigued by why you're intrigued - then this book is required reading. Convinced that our love of trivia must reveal something truly important about us, Mark Mason sets out to discover what that something is. And, in the process, he asks the fundamental questions that keep all trivialists awake at night: Why is it so difficult to forget that Keith Richards was a choirboy at the Queen's coronation when it's so hard to remember what we did last Thursday? Are men more obsessed with trivia than women? Can it be proved that house flies hum in the key of F? Can anything ever really be proved? And the biggest question of them all: is there a perfect fact, and if so what is it?
Category: Games & Activities

The Importance Of Being Myrtle

Author : Ulrika Jonsson
ISBN : 9780141933009
Genre : Fiction
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Is a death in the family the chance for a new start? When Myrtle's husband, Austin, dies on the bus one morning, everything seems to freeze. But in reality Myrtle has been frozen for nearly forty years, locked into an emotionless marriage. So if the barriers have been lifted, why does she still feel trapped? Her daughters are a mystery to her - one prickly and defensive, the other with a closely guarded secret. And thanks to Austin's cold presence, friends are a rarity. How is a widow supposed to find herself when she's alone and unconfident of her place in the world? But hope might rest with Gianni, the kind stranger in whose arms Austin died. And when nosy neighbour Dorothy discovers Myrtle's sad news, she also refuses to let her wallow. But Myrtle will never move on until she's dealt with her past and the reason for her devotion to Austin. The truth must out, even though the consequences might prove devastating for Myrtle and her daughters ...
Category: Fiction

The Importance Of Being Alice

Author : Katie Macalister
ISBN : 9780698169128
Genre : Fiction
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First in a new series! From New York Times bestselling author Katie MacAlister comes a series about finding your own wonderland—through one roadblock at a time.... Nothing about Alice Wood’s life is normal right now. Her fiancé, Patrick, called off their wedding and relationship only days before their nonrefundable wedding trip. And though a luxurious European river cruise for one is just what she needs, it’s not what she gets.... Due to a horrible misunderstanding, Alice is now cramped in her “romantic” suite with one of Patrick’s friends. Instead of cruising along the Rhine, Main, and Danube rivers sipping champagne with the love of her life, she’s navigating the waters with a strange—yet mysteriously handsome—British aristocrat. A baron of dubious wealth—and not-so-dubious debt—Elliot Ainslie is just looking forsome alone time to write the books that keep his large family afloat. But his stodgy, serious self is about to be sidetracked by a woman who seems to have jumped out of the pages of a fairy tale, one who is determined to shake up his life...and include him in her own happily ever after.
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The Importance Of Being Earnest And Other Plays

Author : Oscar Wilde
ISBN : 9781416500421
Genre : Drama
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Each volume in a collection of affordable, readable editions of some of the world's greatest works of literature features a chronology of the author's life and career, a concise introduction containing valuable background information, a timeline of significant events, an outline of key plot points and themes, detailed explanatory notes, critical analyses, discussion questions, and a list of recommended books and films.
Category: Drama

Seven Myths Of The Spanish Conquest

Author : Matthew Restall
ISBN : 9780199839759
Genre : History
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Here is an intriguing exploration of the ways in which the history of the Spanish Conquest has been misread and passed down to become popular knowledge of these events. The book offers a fresh account of the activities of the best-known conquistadors and explorers, including Columbus, Cortés, and Pizarro. Using a wide array of sources, historian Matthew Restall highlights seven key myths, uncovering the source of the inaccuracies and exploding the fallacies and misconceptions behind each myth. This vividly written and authoritative book shows, for instance, that native Americans did not take the conquistadors for gods and that small numbers of vastly outnumbered Spaniards did not bring down great empires with stunning rapidity. We discover that Columbus was correctly seen in his lifetime--and for decades after--as a briefly fortunate but unexceptional participant in efforts involving many southern Europeans. It was only much later that Columbus was portrayed as a great man who fought against the ignorance of his age to discover the new world. Another popular misconception--that the Conquistadors worked alone--is shattered by the revelation that vast numbers of black and native allies joined them in a conflict that pitted native Americans against each other. This and other factors, not the supposed superiority of the Spaniards, made conquests possible. The Conquest, Restall shows, was more complex--and more fascinating--than conventional histories have portrayed it. Seven Myths of the Spanish Conquest offers a richer and more nuanced account of a key event in the history of the Americas.
Category: History

Managing Employee Performance In Seven Steps

Author : Kieran Baldwin
ISBN : 9780955983603
Genre : Self-Help
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This handbook describes how to identify the real issues affecting someone's performance and address them efficiently and effectively. Previously entitled Managing Individual Performance, this second edition includes an additional chapter that considers performance management practice in a business context.
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Invading The Seven Mountains With Intercession

Author : Tommi Femrite
ISBN : 9781616387266
Genre : Religion
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Although the kingdom of darkness may have a firm hold on the cultural landscapes of society, an army of godly intercessors is taking a stand.
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Bertie Plays The Blues

Author : Alexander McCall Smith
ISBN : 9781405511230
Genre : Fiction
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Even down to its well-set Georgian townhouses, Edinburgh is a hymn to measure and harmony. But on Scotland Street, domestic accord is in short supply. Matthew and Elspeth welcome three new arrivals, though the joys of multiple parenthood are somewhat lost due to sleep deprivation and the difficulties of telling their brood apart. Angus and Domenica are to marry, and Domenica has ambitious and disturbing plans for their living arrangements, especially when it appears that Antonia, in Italy recuperating from Stendhal Syndrome, may not return. And little Bertie, feeling blue, puts himself up for adoption on eBay. Can Edinburgh's most deliciously dysfunctional residents forsake discord and learn to dance to the same happy tune?
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