Category : Humor
Editor : Faber & Faber
ISBN : 9781783351992
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 336
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** THE NEW BOOK FROM THE AWARD-WINNING COMEDIAN AND WRITER** 'Mitchell is an exceptionally clever, eloquent and spot-on commentator. We should be grateful for him.' Daily Mail David Mitchell's 2014 bestseller Thinking About It Only Makes It Worse must really have made people think - because everything's got worse. We've gone from UKIP surge to Brexit shambles, from horsemeat in lasagne to Donald Trump in the White House, from Woolworths going under to all the other shops going under. It's probably socially irresponsible even to try to cheer up. But if you're determined to give it a go, you might enjoy this eclectic collection (or eclection) of David Mitchell's attempts to make light of all that darkness. Scampi, politics, the Olympics, terrorism, exercise, rude street names, inheritance tax, salad cream, proportional representation and farts are all touched upon by Mitchell's unremitting laser of chit-chat, as he negotiates a path between the commercialisation of Christmas and the true spirit of Halloween. Read this book and slightly change your life! 'Mitchell combines breathtaking general knowledge with withering wit.' Guardian

Category : Fiction
Editor : HarperCollins
ISBN : 9781460710005
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 416
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A hilarious and heartwarming novel about the complicated, messy, delightful struggles of modern life, for all fans of Marian Keyes, Holly Wainwright and Zoe Foster Blake. Going from one child to two is never all that easy for a family, but when Emma's husband simultaneously fathers a third child three doors up the street, things get very tricky, very fast. No longer is it enough for Emma to be the best wife and mother - now she's trying to be the best ex-wife, and the best part-time parent to her ex's love child, and that's before she even thinks about adding a new bloke to the mix. Set in an upwardly mobile, ultra-competitive suburb, this is a funny, biting, heartwarming modern comedy that looks at the roles we play, how we compete, and what happens when we dare to strive for second-best. 'Hilarious, heartwarming [and] all too relatable ... Ultimate summer read' Herald Sun 'Sharp and crisp and funny. I was dazzled.' Mia Freedman 'A refreshing and honest depiction of the delirium of modern family life ... while it is undeniably laugh-out-loud funny, it is also incredibly heartwarming and real' Better Reading 'Heartwarming yet biting' Sunday Telegraph 'Full of funny moments, this debut takes a wry look at parenthood, divorce and the messy reality of blended families. ****' Who Weekly 'Jessica Dettmann is a fine comic writer. She has an eye for the small details, irritations and inspirations of life which coupled with a truly original turn of phrase and great way with a gag makes for sparkling and heartwarming reading.' Ben Elton

Category : History
Editor : Harper Collins
ISBN : 9780061803970
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 496
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Soon to be an Apple TV Series “James Swanson has written a terrific narrative of the hunt for Lincoln’s killers that will mesmerize the reader from start to finish just as the actual manhunt mesmerized the entire nation. It is a triumphant book.”—Doris Kearns Goodwin The murder of Abraham Lincoln set off the greatest manhunt in American history--the pursuit and capture of John Wilkes Booth. From April 14 to April 26, 1865, the assassin led Union cavalry troops on a wild, 12-day chase from the streets of Washington, D.C., across the swamps of Maryland, and into the forests of Virginia, while the nation, still reeling from the just-ended Civil War, watched in horror and sadness. Based on rare archival materials, obscure trial transcripts, and Lincoln’s own blood relics Manhunt is a fully documented, fascinating tale of murder, intrigue, and betrayal. A gripping hour-by-hour account told through the eyes of the hunted and the hunters, it is history as it’s never been read before.

Category : History
Editor : Routledge
ISBN : 9781135474447
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 332
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Sex and the Second-Best City deals with the topics of sex and society in the Laws of Plato with recourse to historical context and modern critical theory. It examines reconstructions of ancient "sexuality" with a view to increased clarification. The text of the Laws is considered, along with many of its literary qualities, its influences and the utopian plan that it proposes.

Category : Travel
Editor : Reedy Press LLC
ISBN : 9781681061467
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 160
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This isn't a book; it's a lifestyle. And you can be a part of it starting right now. This second edition of 100 Things to Do in Houston Before You Die lays out all of the cool stuff you could be doing in H-Town today: from savoring BBQ at Killen's and catching a Summer Chills showing at the Alley Theatre to upscale shopping at the River Oaks District or maybe catching an old fashioned drive-in movie at the Showboat Drive-In, these are the things you can't do anywhere else. Just pick up a copy of this book and keep it handy. When you feel like spicing up your week, flip to a random section. Shouting "Let's Go Dynamo" at BBVA Compass Stadium. Spending a cozy night at Marfreless. Maybe catching up with a friend over Thursday night happy hour at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. Voila: instant plans. How easy is that? Don't be the kind of Houstonian who only goes out when entertaining people from out of town. It's important to go and do cool things for yourself, for no particular reason. And this is your go-to guide.

Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
Editor : Harlequin / SB Creative
ISBN : 9784596286963
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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Sara had been in love with her colleague Ian for the past ten years…until the day he introduced her to his new fianc?e. Heartbroken, Sara ran away, back to her hometown, only to discover that her parents are no longer there. Instead she finds a rugged young man, covered in dirt, named Stuart. He’s recently moved in down the street, and to Sara’s surprise, he treats her like a princess, taking care of her in her time of distress. She falls instantly in love with this tall, muscular, kind stranger, but can he heal the years of loneliness and heartbreak she carries deep inside?

Category : Political Science
Editor : Penguin UK
ISBN : 9780141976167
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 256
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What is politics? What are the origins of political philosophy? What can we learn from the Greeks and Romans? In Greek and Roman Political Ideas, acclaimed classics scholar Melissa Lane introduces the reader to the foundations of Western political thought, from the Greeks, who invented democracy, to the Romans, who created a republic and then transformed it into an empire. Tracing the origins of political philosophy from Socrates to Cicero to Plutarch, Lane reminds us that the birth of politics was as much a story of individuals as ideas.

Category : Business & Economics
Editor : Edward Elgar Pub
ISBN : UOM:39015029097451
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 456
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General Equilibrium Theory, the first volume of Takashi Negishi's collected essays, contains some of his most important contributions on the theory and applications of general equilibrium analysis published over the last 30 years. Grouped under the headings of Equilibrium and Welfare, Stability, Monetary Economics, International Economics, Public Economics and Disequilibrium Theory, the 47 essays and papers reprinted in this collection cover not only pure theory but also applications of general equilibrium analysis. Some of these essays have made seminal contributions and have been widely cited, while others were published in journals and festschrifts which are no longer easily available. Professor Negishi has prepared an introduction to this volume in which he discusses the contributions he made in these essays in the light of the most recent developments in the field.

Category : Young Adult Fiction
Editor : Elodie Nowodazkij
ISBN : 9781517270209
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 304
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Second standalone full-length novel in the Broken Dreams series Sometimes being first isn’t what you expected. Seventeen-year-old ballerina Emilia Moretti is tired of always being second best. And she’s going to prove the world she deserves to be first. In her upcoming School of the Performing Arts showcase. In the eyes of her birth parents. And in the heart of the guy she loves. She spends hours rehearsing, hours dreaming about becoming number one, hours imagining how her entire life is about to change. But when nothing goes the way she planned, she’ll need to realize what it really means to be first. Eighteen-year-old Nick Grawski doesn’t want to follow Daddy Dearest’s rules any longer. He's going to prove he's meant to be a dancer—not a lawyer—and he is not going to stay away from Em just because his father demands it. He needs to show Em that—this time around—he’s there to stay and that he won’t break her heart again. Even when her world goes down to shit, even when he finds out his dad may have been trying to protect him all along, even if being there for one another is harder than falling in love. ALWAYS SECOND BEST is a novel of hope and heartbreak and broken dreams. It’s a novel about falling in love and discovering that being first isn’t always what matters.

Category : Man-woman relationships
Editor : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN : 1542354722
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 526
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Twenty-two-year-old Kyle McKallister has lived his life in the shadows. Younger brother to one of the world's most elusive and embattled celebrities, Kyle has carved out a comfortable existence touring with his famous brother and living in the lap of luxury with no commitments or plans of his own, only a deep, haunting loyalty to his brother. But his life is about to be shaken up when the opportunity comes to compete on a popular reality show. Small town girl Kenzie Williams has come on the show for one thing only: to win. But when a disastrous start forces her to rely on an eclectic band of misfits, she finds herself immediately smitten with a handsome and mysterious cast mate. But life on the island is just a game. Can Kyle and Kenzie's fragile spark survive the pressures of the real world?