Publisher :Simon and Schuster Release Date :2019-07-11 ISBN 13:1471187306 Total Pages :320 pages Rating :4.7/5 (471 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Last Orders :
Download or Read book Last Orders written by Graham Swift and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2019-07-11 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE 1996 Four men once close to Jack Dodds, a London butcher, meet to carry out his peculiar last wish: to have his ashes scattered into the sea at Margate. For reasons best known to herself, Jack’s widow, Amy, declines to join them . . . On the surface a simple tale of an increasingly bizarre day’s outing, this Booker-prize winning, internationally acclaimed novel is a resonant and classic exploration of the complexity and courage of ordinary lives. Intensely local but overwhelmingly universal, faithful to the fleeting rhythms and accidental eloquence of everyday speech but also to the timeless truths of life and death, it succeeds in being comic and heartstopping, affectionate and wise, and in conferring on its stumbling, disappointed characters an enduring decency, dignity and depth. ‘A surpassing testament to Swift’s vibrant and powerful gifts’ The Times ‘A triumph . . . a story about the most fundamental things of all’ Evening Standard
Publisher :Andrews UK Limited Release Date :2017-02-15 ISBN 13:1785386409 Total Pages :187 pages Rating :4.8/5 (785 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Last Orders :
Download or Read book Last Orders written by Mel Croucher and published by Andrews UK Limited. This book was released on 2017-02-15 with total page 187 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: This is a hands-on guide to discover how long you will live, what you’re worth and who gets what when you die. It takes you step by step through everything you need for a personal action plan, including your digital legacy, your will, your final years, your death, funeral, and all your last orders for after you’ve gone. Relax. Stop worrying. Here are the answers to sort out your online and real world affairs and solve all those life and death problems. LAST ORDERS covers everything clearly, simply and honestly. An essential read for everyone who is not immortal.
Publisher :Birlinn Release Date :2012-02-15 ISBN 13:0857902229 Total Pages :288 pages Rating :4.5/5 (857 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Last Orders at Harrods :
Download or Read book Last Orders at Harrods written by Michael Holman and published by Birlinn. This book was released on 2012-02-15 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Charity Mupanga is the widowed owner of Harrods International Bar (and Nightspot) - a favourite meeting place for the movers and shakers of Kibera. While she can handle most challenges, from an erratic supply of Worcestershire sauce, the secret ingredient in her cooking, to the political tensions in East Africa's most notorious slum and a cholera outbreak that follows the freak floods in the state of Ubuntu, some threatening letters from London lawyers are beginning to overwhelm her. How dare a London store, no matter how big and famous, claim exclusive use of the first name of her late father, Harrods Tangwenya, gardener to successive British high commissioners for nearly twenty years? Well-meant but inept efforts to foil the lawyers by Edward Furniver, a former fund manager who runs Kibera's co-operative bank and who seeks Charity's hand in marriage, bring Harrods International Bar to the brink of disaster, and Charity close to despair. In the nick of time an accidental riot, triggered by the visit to the slum of World Bank President Hardwick Hardwicke, coupled with some quick thinking by Titus Ntoto, the 14-year-old leader of Kibera's toughest gang, the Mboya Boys United Football Club, help Charity - and Harrods - to triumph in the end.
Publisher :Simon and Schuster Release Date :2019-08-08 ISBN 13:1471170322 Total Pages :400 pages Rating :4.7/5 (471 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Last Orders at the Star and Sixpence :
Download or Read book Last Orders at the Star and Sixpence written by Holly Hepburn and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2019-08-08 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Ice-cold drinks, summer sun and colourful characters – welcome to the perfect village pub! Nestled in the quiet countryside sits the cosy village of Little Monkham, home of The Star and Sixpence, a renovated pub owned by sisters Sam and Nessie. As the locals welcome the new season, it appears that change is afoot in their tiny community, and not all of it for the better . . . Nessie is moving in with her boyfriend, leaving Sam alone in the pub. But with the arrival of new chef Gabriel causing a flutter among the women of the village, it seems that Sam might not be so lonely after all. Having just recently come out of a relationship, Sam’s attraction to Gabe is inconvenient, but that’s the least of her worries when an unexpected visitor arrives at the pub, determined to stir up trouble. As Gabe and Sam grow closer, Little Monkham’s latest arrival threatens to reveal a secret that will turn more than one world upside down. Can Sam and Nessie work through the fall out, or is it really last orders at The Star and Sixpence? The brand new novel from Holly Hepburn, author of A Year at the Star and Sixpence, perfect for fans of Cathy Bramley and Jenny Colgan. ~*~Praise for the STAR AND SIXPENCE series~*~ 'A fresh new voice, brings wit and warmth to this charming tale of two sisters' Rowan Coleman 'Warm, witty and laced with intriguing secrets! I want to pull up a bar stool, order a large G&T and soak up all the gossip at the Star and Sixpence!' Cathy Bramley 'You'll fall in love with this fantastic new series from star of women's fiction, Holly Hepburn. Filled to the brim with captivating characters and fantastic storylines in a gorgeous setting ... simply wonderful. I want to read more!' Miranda Dickinson 'The Star and Sixpence sparkles with fun, romance, mystery, and a hunky blacksmith. It's a real delight' Julie Cohen 'Like the dream pub landlady who always knows exactly what you want, Holly Hepburn has created the most delightful welcome to what promises to be a brilliant series, in the first Star and Sixpence. The sisters are warm and intriguing, the neighbours are (mostly!) friendly and the gossip is utterly addictive. I was very sad when it was time for last orders, and am already looking forward to the next round. Especially if a certain blacksmith happens to be at the bar...' Kate Harrison ++ Last Orders at the Star and Sixpence is the bind-up of the new Star and Sixpence e-novellas. If you have already enjoyed the novellas, then you have already enjoyed Last Orders at the Star and Sixpence. For new novellas from Holly, check out her Castle Court series and her Picture House by the Sea series ++
Publisher :Del Rey Release Date :2014-07-15 ISBN 13:034552473X Total Pages :416 pages Rating :4.4/5 (345 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Last Orders (The War That Came Early, Book Six) :
Download or Read book Last Orders (The War That Came Early, Book Six) written by Harry Turtledove and published by Del Rey. This book was released on 2014-07-15 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: History is changed by one small act. In an extraordinary saga of nations locked in war, master storyteller Harry Turtledove examines a very different World War II—one which erupts eleven months earlier, and over Czechoslovakia rather than Poland. Now comes the final installment in this landmark series. Hitler’s Plan A was to win in a hurry, striking hard and deep into France. There was no Plan B. Now the war grinds on. Countries have been forced into strange alliances. The Nazis fortify thin lines with Hungarian and Romanian troops. England, finding its footing after the suspicious death of Winston Churchill and a coup d’état, fights back in Europe and on the seas of the North Atlantic. Jews fight on both sides of the war—in secret in German uniform, openly in Spain, France, and Russia. Into the standoff come new killing tools, from tanks to bazookas. In the Pacific, Japan prepares bombs filled with macabre biological concoctions to be dropped on Hawaii. For the U.S., the only enemy is Japan, as there has been no casus belli for America in Europe. Then Hitler becomes desperate and declares war on the United States. But is it too late? His own people are rising up in revolt. The German military may have to put down the violence, even perhaps bomb its own cities. In this epic drama, real men and women are shaped by the carnage, and their individual acts in turn shape history. Drawing on the gritty, personal reality of war and on a cast of unforgettable characters, Harry Turtledove has written an alternate history that intrigues, fascinates, and astounds. Praise for Last Orders “From our perspective seventy years later, we’re accustomed to thinking of WWII’s outcome as being inevitable. Not so, says [Harry] Turtledove. . . . Disdaining broad brush strokes, Turtledove’s focus on the characters serves to fill out the big picture with patient, nitty-gritty detail. It’s all quite plausible. . . . Armchair warriors will have much to ponder.”—Kirkus Reviews Praise for Harry Turtledove “If you like alternate histories, you’re going to like this series a lot.”—The San Diego Union-Tribune “Turtledove is the standard-bearer for alternate history.”—USA Today Coup d’Etat “This is what alternative history is all about.”—Historical Novel Society The Big Switch “The Hugo Award winner continues to delight in exploring the world of ‘what if?’”—Library Journal West and East “There’s plenty to satisfy fans of military strategy, tactics, and armaments.”—Publishers Weekly Hitler’s War “Turtledove is always good, but this return to World War II . . . is genuinely brilliant. . . . The characterizations in particular bring the book to extraordinary life.”—Booklist
Publisher :Small PressDistribution Release Date :1992 ISBN 13: Total Pages :175 pages Rating :4.O/5 ( users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Last Orders and Other Stories :
Download or Read book Last Orders and Other Stories written by James Meek and published by Small PressDistribution. This book was released on 1992 with total page 175 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis:
Publisher :Routledge Release Date :2014-04-16 ISBN 13:1135082693 Total Pages :156 pages Rating :4.3/5 (135 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt The Essential Guide to Public Health and Health Promotion :
Download or Read book The Essential Guide to Public Health and Health Promotion written by Susan R. Thompson and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-04-16 with total page 156 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: In the twenty-first century, public health is everyone’s business. The nursing and medical professions are well placed to provide advice to their clients, especially in respect to lifestyle change, and public health initiatives are supported by a range of statutory and voluntary organisations and health workers, ranging from health promotion specialists to smoking cessation advisers and nutrition assistants. Designed to help readers develop the practical skills they need to become effective public health practitioners, this concise text gives an easily digested overview of public health and health promotion theory in accessible language and diagrams, before moving on to the ways readers can apply this in practice. Providing an opportunity for practitioners to understand possible barriers to lifestyle change, debate health inequalities and responsibilities, and explore the role of the media in changing attitudes, it: Outlines the roles of specific organisations involved in the work of public health work. Covers health needs assessment, agenda setting and the technical aspects of how to research plan and evaluate effective practice either with individual clients or when devising programmes and initiatives for population groups. Details methods of helping people with motivation for lifestyle change, building rapport, ongoing support, monitoring and signposting to specific services. Discusses role of neighbourhoods and communities in improving health and how workers may support local populations to improve the health of their community. The Essential Guide to Public Health and Health Promotion is an accessible introduction to the principles and practice of health promotion and public health for all those new to working or studying in the area, whatever their professional background.
Publisher :Lexington Books Release Date :2019-11-22 ISBN 13:1498569528 Total Pages :190 pages Rating :4.9/5 (498 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Reading Graham Swift :
Download or Read book Reading Graham Swift written by Tomasz Dobrogoszcz and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2019-11-22 with total page 190 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: This collection of essays on Graham Swift’s fiction brings together the perspectives of renowned Swift scholars from around the world. Authors look at the swift’s oeuvre from different interpretative angles, combining a variety of critical and theoretical approaches. This book covers all of Swift’s fiction, including his novels and short stories; special emphasis, however, is on his most recent books. By approaching Swift’s work from a number of perspectives, the volume offers a synthetic overview of his literary output. In particular, it searches for thematic and formal continuities between his early and more recent fiction, and attempts to emphasize its new developments and interests.
Publisher : Release Date :1820 ISBN 13: Total Pages : pages Rating :4.D/5 ( users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt The Justice of the Peace, and Parish Officer :
Download or Read book The Justice of the Peace, and Parish Officer written by Richard Burn and published by . This book was released on 1820 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis:
Publisher :John Wiley & Sons Release Date :2009-02-09 ISBN 13:1405148802 Total Pages :256 pages Rating :4.0/5 (45 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Reading the Novel in English 1950 - 2000 :
Download or Read book Reading the Novel in English 1950 - 2000 written by Brian W. Shaffer and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2009-02-09 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Written in clear, jargon-free prose, this introductory text charts the variety of novel writing in English in the second half of the twentieth century. An engaging introduction to the English-language novel from 1950-2000 (exclusive of the US). Provides students both with strategies for interpretation and with fresh readings of selected seminal texts. Maps out the most important contexts and concepts for understanding this fiction. Features readings of ten influential English-language novels including Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale, Kazuo Ishiguro’s Remains of the Day and Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart.
Publisher :Wildside Press LLC Release Date :1986 ISBN 13:0893709557 Total Pages :115 pages Rating :4.9/5 (893 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Brian Aldiss :
Download or Read book Brian Aldiss written by Michael R. Collings and published by Wildside Press LLC. This book was released on 1986 with total page 115 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: A guide to Aldiss's fictional output from the 50's to the 80's.
Publisher : Release Date :1933 ISBN 13: Total Pages :752 pages Rating :4.B/5 (3 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Navy Department Appropriation Bill for 1934 :
Download or Read book Navy Department Appropriation Bill for 1934 written by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations and published by . This book was released on 1933 with total page 752 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis:
Publisher :Univ. Press of Mississippi Release Date :2021-11-15 ISBN 13:1496835344 Total Pages :194 pages Rating :4.9/5 (496 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt The Films of Fred Schepisi :
Download or Read book The Films of Fred Schepisi written by Brian McFarlane and published by Univ. Press of Mississippi. This book was released on 2021-11-15 with total page 194 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Fred Schepisi is one of the crucial names associated with the revival of the Australian film industry in the 1970s. The Films of Fred Schepisi traces the lead-up to his critical successes in feature filmmaking, via his earlier award-winning success as a producer in advertising commercials in the 1960s and the setting up of his own company. Unlike some directors, he derived from this experience a sure sense of the commercial aspects of filmmaking, as well as its aesthetic considerations. The volume also considers stories of his early education in a Catholic seminary, which he drew on in his semiautobiographical film, The Devil’s Playground, the success of which launched him as an exciting new feature director. The volume expands on Schepisi’s success story to chart his development as a director in demand in other countries, notably in the US and the UK, as well as continuing to make major films in Australia. Brian McFarlane argues that Schepisi’s career is symptomatic of Australian directors who have made their presences felt on the international stage. Whereas other key directors of the Australian film revival, such as Peter Weir and Bruce Beresford, have been the subject of book-length critical studies, Schepisi’s career has not to-date been so explored. McFarlane takes a critical account of Schepisi’s film output—including such standouts as The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith, Plenty, Roxanne, Six Degrees of Separation, Mr. Baseball, and Last Orders—and he augments analysis with interviews with the director. By discussing the production histories and both critical and popular receptions, McFarlane’s study shines a new light on Schepisi’s work and his rise to prominence in the global film industry.
Publisher :Routledge Release Date :2015-02-20 ISBN 13:113466012X Total Pages :436 pages Rating :4.3/5 (134 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Shipping Law :
Download or Read book Shipping Law written by Simon Baughen and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2015-02-20 with total page 436 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: In this well-established textbook, Simon Baughen expertly covers the whole spectrum of English shipping law, placing the highly specialised rules of shipping in a commercial context and relating them to the general principles of contract and tort law. The book’s accessible narrative and useful glossary of key terms will particularly benefit students new to Shipping Law or from non-law backgrounds. In-depth commentary on judicial decisions and well-balanced coverage and analysis of recent and key cases, such as The New Flamenco, The Ocean Victory, and The Kos, provide an up-to-date reference for all students on Shipping Law courses. The comprehensive overview of topics also ensures that the book is ably suited to course use, including discussion of such areas as: Bills of lading Charterparties Salvage Marine Pollution Arbitration Accidents and collisions Fully updated throughout, this sixth edition provides an invaluable source of reference and will be of use to both students and to those in practice.
Publisher :Routledge Release Date :2014-07-22 ISBN 13:1317883608 Total Pages :226 pages Rating :4.1/5 (317 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Literature and The Contemporary :
Download or Read book Literature and The Contemporary written by Roger Luckhurst and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-07-22 with total page 226 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: At the end of the century, much criticism has become devoted to `last things': the end of history, the end of the subject, the end of the novel, the end, even, of the end. Literature and the Contemporary, in contrast, aims to provide through twelve essays evidence of the way in which the literature of the 1990s is constantly engaging in questions of memory and history and the representation of time in the present day. The essays in the book survey theories of temporality from various cultural and philosophical standpoints, and represent critics writing from feminist, postcolonial and `queer' perspectives discussing literature in `our time'. The collection addresses such central issues as the politics of memory, colonial legacies, women's time, racial and sexual identities in the 1990s, and covers a wide range of contemporary authors, works and issues, some of which are treated for the first time. Among the contemporary works discussed are the prize-winning books Graham Swift's Last Orders, Anne Michaels' Fugitive Pieces, and Jane Smiley's A Thousand Acres. While discussing some of the most significant novels of the 1990s, this collection also offers a diverse yet cohesive critique of the millennial leanings of much `postmodernist' criticism, which it argues should be replaced by more variously nuanced engagements with literature and the contemporary.
Publisher :Sarup & Sons Release Date :2005 ISBN 13:9788176255981 Total Pages :340 pages Rating :4.5/5 (255 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Widening Horizons :
Download or Read book Widening Horizons written by Mohit Kumar Ray and published by Sarup & Sons. This book was released on 2005 with total page 340 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Mohit K. Ray, b.1940, former Professor of English, Burdwan University; contributed articles.
Publisher :Rodopi Release Date :2002 ISBN 13:9789042014886 Total Pages :277 pages Rating :4.1/5 (14 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt The Booker Prize and the Legacy of Empire :
Download or Read book The Booker Prize and the Legacy of Empire written by Luke Strongman and published by Rodopi. This book was released on 2002 with total page 277 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: This book is about the Booker Prize – the London-based literary award made annually to “the best novel written in English” by a writer from one of those countries belonging to, or formerly part of, the British Commonwealth. The approach to the Prize is thematically historical and spans the award period to 1999. The novels that have won or shared the Prize in this period are examined within a theoretical framework mapping the literary terrain of the fiction. Individual chapters explore themes that occur within the larger narrative formed by this body of novels - collectively invoked cultures, social trends and movements spanning the stages of imperial heyday and decline as perceived over the past three decades. Individually and collectively, the novels mirror, often in terms of more than a single static image, British imperial culture after empire, contesting and reinterpreting perceptions of the historical moment of the British Empire and its legacy in contemporary culture.The body of Booker novels narrates the demise of empire and the emergence of different cultural formations in its aftermath. The novels are grouped for discussion according to the way in which they deal with aspects of the transition from empire to a post-imperial culture - from early imperial expansion, through colonization, retrenchment, decolonization and postcolonial pessimism, to the emergence of tribal nationalisms and post-imperial nation-states. The focus throughout is primarily literary and contingently cultural.