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On the Far Side, There's a Boy

On the Far Side, There's a Boy [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1782795731
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
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On the Far Side, There's a Boy by Book Resume:

Martine Haslett feels fine: happy and fine. A sensual, thirty-something 1980s London woman, she plays hard on the fringes of the drag club scene, works hard and dates hard. Then one particular night with a new man prompts her to sign up to a charity and write to a young Sri Lankan boy, with consequences far and long. Meanwhile in Sri Lanka, a young girl is compelled to help her little brother Mohan with a task she'd rather do for herself. Struggling with change and tragedy in her family life in rural Kandy, the girl embarks on a foolish course. In 2013, Martine has returned from the beautiful Kandyan mountains. But even now there's much of the journey and her past that Martine knows she still avoids. There are still letters in a box that she won't touch, a nocturnal dream that she longs to dream to its conclusion, and she's unsure about a foreigner who's soon arriving to stay. Martine knows she must overcome the history of her hopes. But all this time she has been bound to the Sri Lankan girl by the young boy Mohan, and the moon that shines on them both. It's just that Martine is unaware how much. This is an exotic fable for anyone who has ever longed to have, or adopt, a child.

A Game of Sailors

A Game of Sailors [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1524632740
Author: Ken Evans
Publisher: AuthorHouse
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A Game of Sailors by Ken Evans Book Resume:

The title, A Game of Sailors was taken from a favourite phrase used on the Flight Deck, whilst in action in 1956, perhaps more as a rebellious than amusing statement; but to me it summed up the jaunty spirit of the men who flew the planes and those who kept them flying. But this story is also about growing up, and how even the smallest and strangest experiences can leave their mark, and even shape a tiny bit of history! Suez was the last real engagement by a Royal Navy Fleet, and Concorde project was the realization of an Aviators dream; and all the other bits and pieces of Service life during the 1950s and 60s, added together, seems now to have been the most exciting time to be living. Certainly the times were a-changing, they changed us, and they changed the world.

Fifty Years of Relational, and Other Database Writings

Fifty Years of Relational, and Other Database Writings [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1634628349
Author: C.J. Date
Publisher: Technics Publications
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Fifty Years of Relational, and Other Database Writings by C.J. Date Book Resume:

Fifty years of relational. It’s hard to believe the relational model has been around now for over half a century! But it has—it was born on August 19th, 1969, when Codd’s first database paper was published. And Chris Date has been involved with it for almost the whole of that time, working closely with Codd for many years and publishing the very first, and definitive, book on the subject in 1975. In this book’s title essay, Chris offers his own unique perspective (two chapters) on those fifty years. No database professional can afford to miss this one of a kind history. But there’s more to this book than just a little personal history. Another unique feature is an extensive and in depth discussion (nine chapters) of a variety of frequently asked questions on relational matters, covering such topics as mathematics and the relational model; relational algebra; predicates; relation valued attributes; keys and normalization; missing information; and the SQL language. Another part of the book offers detailed responses to critics (four chapters). Finally, the book also contains the text of several recent interviews with Chris Date, covering such matters as RM/V2, XML, NoSQL, The Third Manifesto, and how SQL came to dominate the database landscape.

Crime and Nature

Crime and Nature [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1452236380
Author: Marcus Felson
Publisher: SAGE
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Crime and Nature by Marcus Felson Book Resume:

Crime and Nature, written by the always innovative and original Marcus Felson, is the first text to provide students with a unique, new perspective for thinking about crime and how modern society can reduce crime's ecosystem and limit its diversity.

Fings Ain't Wot They Used T' Be: The Lionel Bart Story

Fings Ain't Wot They Used T' Be: The Lionel Bart Story [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 085712742X
Author: David Stafford,Caroline Stafford
Publisher: Omnibus Press
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Fings Ain't Wot They Used T' Be: The Lionel Bart Story by David Stafford,Caroline Stafford Book Resume:

Lionel Bart was a writer and composer of British pop music and musicals, best known for creating the book, music and lyrics for Oliver! He also wrote the famous songs Living Doll (Cliff Richard) and From Russia With Love (Matt Munroe). He was unable to read music. He was a millionaire aged thirty in the Sixties, bankrupt in the Seventies and died in 1999. The authors gained exclusive access to Bart’s personal archives – his unfinished autobiography, his letters and scrapbooks. They detail how he signed away the rights to Oliver! to finance his new musical Twang – based on Robin Hood - which flopped badly in the theatre. Reveal how his heavy drinking led to diabetes and how he died in 1999 aged 69 from liver cancer. They have interviewed his personal secretaries, friends, family, counsellors and many of the performers, musicians and producers who worked with him. Interviewees include Rocky Horror’s Richard O’Brien and actors Dudley Sutton and Nigel Planer.

Walking Backwards

Walking Backwards [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1554889855
Author: Mark Frutkin
Publisher: Dundurn
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Walking Backwards by Mark Frutkin Book Resume:

From Istanbul to New Delhi to Boulder, Colorado, through Venice, Paris, Rome, and points between. As travellers, we are always walking backwards, forever on the verge of stepping into the unknown, never knowing what waits around the next corner. You could be lost, forget your passport, fall ill. You could be served a bowl of food and not know whether it’s animal, vegetable, or mineral. Even flushing the toilet can be an adventure. You are a child again, innocent and hoping for the best, forced to trust strangers. Quite often this works out. Not always. Walking Backwards is a return to 10 cities and what happened there. Whether inadvertently smuggling cloth into Istanbul, reading poetry in New Delhi to a crowd expecting a world-famous pianist, or wandering endlessly through Mantua searching for a non-existent hotel on a street that’s fallen off the map, Mark Frutkin is a master at rediscovering the magic at the heart of all travel.

Leaving Woodstock by Walking Backwards

Leaving Woodstock by Walking Backwards [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9781469734545
Author: C. J. Krieger
Publisher: iUniverse
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Leaving Woodstock by Walking Backwards by C. J. Krieger Book Resume:

In C.J.s poetry (as with his other books) you will find music, along with sadness, healing, joy, comedy, erotica, melancholy, pain, love and inspiration. His poems embrace all those facets of human life that we share. C.J.s poems also have a way of drawing the reader in, a way in which the reader can identify with the author. So settle down comfortably, put your feet up and read but dont stop there. In a few weeks time, or next year, read those poems again. You will find that they grow with each reading. Eventually, over time, sooner or later, in the long run, you will see them blossom and become even more beautiful and more meaningful. I am sure they will move you as much as they do me. Pauline Roberts Nom de plume: Francesca Johnson Milton Keynes, England.

Bah! Humbug!

Bah! Humbug! [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1536207861
Author: Michael Rosen
Publisher: Candlewick Press
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Bah! Humbug! by Michael Rosen Book Resume:

A timely retelling of A Christmas Carol for the whole family about a smartphone-obsessed dad. This Christmas, join Michael Rosen and Tony Ross with their unforgettable retelling of Charles Dickens's beloved holiday classic. Harry Gruber plays the role of Scrooge in his school's production of "A Christmas Carol," and he is extra nervous about tonight's performance because his father is in the audience — not away for business, as usual. Will the story's message of Christmas cheer and the redemptive power of love reach his father's distracted Scrooge heart?


Amazed! [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1800467044
Author: Mark Roland Langdale
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
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Amazed! by Mark Roland Langdale Book Resume:

On a very usual day, on a very usual school trip to Hampton Court Maze, there is a very unusually named girl called Victoriana Elizabeth Alice Royal. At least she can concentrate on history today and learn new facts as she wanders the maze. But little does Victoriana know that history will come alive for her in a way it never has before...

The Christmas Book - A Treasury of Festive Facts

The Christmas Book - A Treasury of Festive Facts [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1786064235
Author: Patrick Harding
Publisher: Metro Publishing
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The Christmas Book - A Treasury of Festive Facts by Patrick Harding Book Resume:

During the long, cold December weeks leading up to Christmas, as we spend our time frantically panicking about the financial side of the festive season, it's all too easy to forget the traditional nativity story. The real meaning of Christmas and the traditions that have existed for generations are shunted aside as we worry about how many shopping days we have left and how we're going to fit that monster turkey into the oven. In this charming book, Patrick Harding breathes new life into the traditions of Christmas, unravelling myths and mysteries surrounding our favourite time of year. The Christmas Book is a treasure chest of fascinating facts and tasty morsels, all in one delightful and handy volume. From setting the record straight about Jesus' birth, to explaining what a genuine Yule log is, to tracking the evolution of the Christmas card, there's something in here to entertain everyone, young and old alike. The fascinating read is guaranteed to add some much-needed spice to the festive season and will shake the Scrooge out of even the most cynical reader...

What the Psychic Told the Pilgrim

What the Psychic Told the Pilgrim [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1926685563
Author: Jane Christmas
Publisher: Greystone Books Ltd
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What the Psychic Told the Pilgrim by Jane Christmas Book Resume:

To celebrate her 50th birthday and face the challenges of mid-life, Jane Christmas joins 14 women to hike the Camino de Santiago de Compostela. Despite a psychic’s warning of catfights, death, and a sexy, fair-haired man, Christmas soldiers on. After a week of squabbles, the group splinters and the real adventure begins. In vivid, witty style, she recounts her battles with loneliness, hallucinations of being joined by Steve Martin, as well as picturesque villages and even the fair-haired man. What the Psychic Told the Pilgrim is one trip neither the author nor the reader will forget.

All Gone to Look for America

All Gone to Look for America [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1908129123
Author: Peter Millar
Publisher: Arcadia Books
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All Gone to Look for America by Peter Millar Book Resume:

At the age of 52 and with a shoestring budget, Peter Millar set about rediscovering the United States by following the last traces of the technological wonder that created the country in the first place - the railroad. On a rail network now ravaged and reduced, he managed to cross the continent in slow motion, talking to people and taking in their stories and concerns while watching the vast landscape unfold. Wry, witty, intelligent and always observant, his account will appeal to modern Britons keen to get beneath the skin of this influential nation.

Oxford Dictionary of Humorous Quotations

Oxford Dictionary of Humorous Quotations [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0191060445
Author: Gyles Brandreth
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Oxford Dictionary of Humorous Quotations by Gyles Brandreth Book Resume:

Writer, broadcaster, and wit Gyles Brandreth has completely revised Ned Sherrin's classic collection of wisecracks, one-liners, and anecdotes. With over 1,000 new quotations from all media, it's easy to find hilarious quotes on subjects ranging from Argument to Diets, from Computers to The Weather. Add sparkle to your speeches and presentations, or just enjoy a good laugh in company with Oscar Wilde, Mark Twain, Joan Rivers, Kathy Lette, Frankie Boyle, and friends. 'Now we have the World Wide Web (the only thing I know of whose shortened form-www-takes three times longer to say than what it's short for)' Douglas Adams 'Not only is there no God, but try getting a plumber on weekends' Woody Allen 'Never go to bed mad. Stay up and fight' Phyllis Diller 'Having a baby is like getting a tattoo on your face. You really need to be certain it's what you want before you commit' Elizabeth Gilbert 'The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it' Terry Pratchett 'Retreat, hell! We're only attacking in another direction' American general Oliver P. Smith

The Gospel According To Lennon

The Gospel According To Lennon [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1783231114
Author: Alan Clayson
Publisher: Bobcat Books
File Size: 777 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 1916180


The Gospel According To Lennon by Alan Clayson Book Resume:

In the field of popular culture, a handful of artists enjoy a status that is beyond stardom - they are true icons whose life and art remain an inspiration to millions around the world. Sanctuary's Gospel series is a new collection of books that celebrate a handful of those artists through inspirational quotes, biographical anecdotes, photos, memorabilia and other miscellany from their life and work. Elaborately designed and organized into six thematic sections - Life, Love, Success, Family, Work and Friendship - and complete with a full discography of each artist, the Gospels serve as both a reflection on a life well lived and a model for personal success.

Ghost Whispers

Ghost Whispers [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1514432811
Author: Jean Ann McLaughlin
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
File Size: 587 KB
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Ghost Whispers by Jean Ann McLaughlin Book Resume:

This is a chronicle of how a family and its history was created and evolved from the 1800's to the present. Particular family members are highlighted as they played a significant part in the creation of this story. What is related has been derived from written notes and in depth written recollections, genealogies, family bibles and traditions, and oral stories.

The Greatest Christmas Novels, Tales & Poems (Illustrated)

The Greatest Christmas Novels, Tales & Poems (Illustrated) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 8026872355
Author: Charles Dickens,Anthony Trollope,Mark Twain,Beatrix Potter,Louisa May Alcott,O. Henry,Leo Tolstoy,L. Frank Baum,Lucy Maud Montgomery,Harriet Beecher Stowe,Emily Dickinson,Robert Louis Stevenson,Rudyard Kipling,Hans Christian Andersen,Selma Lagerlöf,Fyodor Dostoevsky,Walter Scott,J. M. Barrie,Brothers Grimm,George MacDonald,Henry van Dyke,E. T. A. Hoffmann,Clement Moore,Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,William Wordsworth,Alfred Lord Tennyson,William Butler Yeats
Publisher: e-artnow
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The Greatest Christmas Novels, Tales & Poems (Illustrated) by Charles Dickens,Anthony Trollope,Mark Twain,Beatrix Potter,Louisa May Alcott,O. Henry,Leo Tolstoy,L. Frank Baum,Lucy Maud Montgomery,Harriet Beecher Stowe,Emily Dickinson,Robert Louis Stevenson,Rudyard Kipling,Hans Christian Andersen,Selma Lagerlöf,Fyodor Dostoevsky,Walter Scott,J. M. Barrie,Brothers Grimm,George MacDonald,Henry van Dyke,E. T. A. Hoffmann,Clement Moore,Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,William Wordsworth,Alfred Lord Tennyson,William Butler Yeats Book Resume:

This carefully crafted ebook: "The Greatest Christmas Novels, Tales & Poems (Illustrated)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: A Christmas Inspiration and Other Stories (Lucy Maud Montgomery) Old Father Christmas (Juliana Horatia Ewing) A Letter from Santa Claus (Mark Twain) A Merry Christmas & Other Christmas Stories (Louisa May Alcott) The Gift of the Magi (O. Henry) The First Christmas Of New England (Harriet Beecher Stowe) The Holy Night (Selma Lagerlöf) Christmas At Sea (Robert Louis Stevenson) The Little City of Hope (F. Marion Crawford) Christmas in the Olden Time (Walter Scott) Life and Adventures of Santa Claus (L. Frank Baum) The Twelve Days of Christmas Silent Night Where Love Is, God Is (Leo Tolstoy) Ring Out, Wild Bells (Alfred Lord Tennyson) Christmas with Grandma Elsie (Martha Finley) Little Lord Fauntleroy (Frances Hodgson Burnett) Christmas at Thompson Hall (Anthony Trollope) Anne of Green Gables (Lucy Maud Montgomery) Little Women (Louisa May Alcott) The Christmas Angel (Abbie Farwell Brown) Black Beauty (Anna Sewell) Christmas In India (Rudyard Kipling) The Christmas Child (Hesba Stretton) Granny's Wonderful Chair (Frances Browne) The Romance of a Christmas Card (Kate Douglas Wiggin) Wind in the Willows (Kenneth Grahame) The Birds' Christmas Carol (Kate Douglas Wiggin) The Wonderful Life - Story of the life and death of our Lord (Hesba Stretton) Little Gretchen and the Wooden Shoe (Elizabeth Harrison) Peter Pan and Wendy (J. M. Barrie) The Wonderful Wizard of OZ (L. Frank Baum) The Christmas Angel (Abbie Farwell Brown) The Tale of Peter Rabbit (Beatrix Potter) Toinette and the Elves (Susan Coolidge) The Heavenly Christmas Tree (Fyodor Dostoevsky) At the Back of the North Wind (George MacDonald) Thurlow's Christmas Story (John Kendrick Bangs) Christmas Every Day (William Dean Howells) The Lost Word (Henry van Dyke) The Nutcracker and the Mouse King (E. T. A. Hoffmann)…

The Toy Museum

The Toy Museum [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1800467672
Author: Mark Roland Langdale
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
File Size: 1433 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 8815324


The Toy Museum by Mark Roland Langdale Book Resume:

Alfie Jolly is 59 and unhappy with his life. More specifically, with his birthdays. You see, none of them have been any good and with his sixtieth on its way, Alfie can’t help but think he’s been wronged. Spur of the moment, Alfie decides he wants to return/recycle all of his old birthdays. The only trick now is to find out how. A trip the North Pole, a chat with Father Christmas, and a flight to Egypt later, Alfie meets Father Birthday who, eventually, agrees to help turn back the clock. Literally. Suddenly Alfie is a child again, reliving each birthday and making new and better memories. Like in 1966 when he and his family travel to Disney World, or go to the fair in 1967 or when he relives the moon landing where the love his life, pretty Suzy Gentry, sits next to him on the sofa. His life is great with dancing again in classes and racing around with his twin, but it isn’t long before shadows start creeping in to this dream childhood of never-ending birthdays. Is it a case of be careful what you wish for or be grateful for every moment you have – before it ends?

The Inner Consultation

The Inner Consultation [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1351410148
Author: Roger Neighbour
Publisher: CRC Press
File Size: 1066 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 2250964


The Inner Consultation by Roger Neighbour Book Resume:

The Inner Consultation, Second Edition sets out the author’s thoughts on how consulting skills, and methods of teaching them, have evolved in the 17 years since the book’s first publication. It also develops the theme of ‘curiosity’ as the key requirement for patient-centred consulting and provides a practical consultation model with five checkpoints to work to, advice for developing skills, and suggestions for doctors to ensure they know the cues in the consultation that require their full attention. All general practitioners, GP registrars, and medical professionals will find this book essential and thought-provoking reading.

The Book Thief

The Book Thief [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0307433846
Author: Markus Zusak
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
File Size: 545 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 4353387


The Book Thief by Markus Zusak Book Resume:

The extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller about the ability of books to feed the soul even in the darkest of times. Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read. When Death has a story to tell, you listen. It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement. In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time. “The kind of book that can be life-changing.” —The New York Times “Deserves a place on the same shelf with The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.” —USA Today DON’T MISS BRIDGE OF CLAY, MARKUS ZUSAK’S FIRST NOVEL SINCE THE BOOK THIEF.

Ethan and Troy

Ethan and Troy [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1481741039
Author: Rob French
Publisher: AuthorHouse
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File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 7321447


Ethan and Troy by Rob French Book Resume:

I asked him if he thought that he might be gay. He didn’t have a definitive answer to that question. All he could tell me was that the night before was the first time he ever had the desire to kiss anyone like that. He asked how it made me feel when he did it. I told him I didn’t understand what I felt. I was always brought up that guys didn’t do things like that and that it was wrong. But I had to admit that even though it shook me up a little there was a tiny part of me that didn’t mind what he did. Now I was facing the thoughts in my head as to whether that made me gay. Apparently we were headed for unchartered territory and the big question was what we were going to do about it. Were we going to put it out of mind and pretend like it didn’t happen? Were we going to discuss it further or were we just going to let it ride and see where things went?