Time Gentlemen, Please

Author: Kevin Higgins
Publisher: Salmon Publishing
ISBN: 1903392764
Category: Poetry
Page: 94
View: 8422
A new collection of poetry from a poet who was short-listed for the 2006 Strong Award, awarded the 2003 C�irt Festival Poetry Grand Slam and a literary bursary by the Arts Council of Ireland in 2005.

Time Gentlemen Please

Author: June Jennings
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781724451101
Page: 148
View: 8157
In the 70's Tom and Judith Brady approach a local brewery to apply for a tenancy of one of their public houses. It is a first tenancy, so Tom expects to be offered a small, basic inn. It is basic, very basic! Situated in a small village on the east coast. Despite Judith's concern at this venture Tom is determined to turn it into a popular watering hole for the locals. Their first year is a rollercoaster and Judith relates all their struggles with a quirky sense of humour as they take on this huge task of literally remaking their new home The Dog and Duck, as she introduces you to some of the locals. You may recognise the types, both good and bad. You know them and have met them before, they are part and parcel of most customers of many public houses. This couple, with their two children, face many challenges, learning every day, but not all is so serious, there are many humorous situations that help them cling to the vision of what their inn could become. Situations guaranteed to make you smile.

Back to the Local

Author: Maurice Gorham
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 057128096X
Category: Social Science
Page: 134
View: 3679
The title needs explaining. Why back? We haven't been there yet! In 1939 the same team of Maurice Gorham (text) and Edward Ardizzone (illustrations) published The Local. Like so many books of that time it had a short life, all the remaining stock being destroyed in the Blitz. After the war, they decided to do a new edition with a revised text and redrawn, in some cases completely new, illustrations. It is this book, Back to the Local, first published in 1949, that Faber Finds is reissuing. Prepare yourself for the most delightful of nostalgic rambles around the pubs of London in the late 1940s. Text and illustrations are in perfect harmony as we are introduced to The Regulars, Barmaids Old and New, as we venture into The Saloon Lounge, The Saloon Bar, The Public Bar and squeeze into The Jug-And-Bottle Bar. We visit The Mews Pub, The Wine-House, the Riverside Pub and The Irish House. These are all chapter headings and eloquently testify to what awaits you. Treat yourself to a memorable pub crawl!

Amateurs and Professionals in Post-War British Sport

Author: Dilwyn Porter,Adrian Smith
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113530730X
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 214
View: 5783
The pressures and demands of professionalism and commercialization have transformed Britain's sports. At the end of the 20th century sports have been packaged and marketed as mass entertainment for a national or even international audience. This volume explores different facets of this phenomenon.

All Things New

The Promise of Advent, Christmas, and the New Year
Author: Gerald O'Collins
Publisher: Paulist Press
ISBN: 9780809138241
Category: Religion
Page: 108
View: 2705
Wedding biblical texts to contemporary experiences, this book offers thoughts for reflections, prayer, spiritual reading and preaching during Advent and Christmas and into the New Year.

Macro Processors

Author: A. J. Cole
Publisher: CUP Archive
ISBN: 9780521285605
Category: Computers
Page: 254
View: 8075

Living London

Author: George R. Sims
Publisher: Рипол Классик
ISBN: 5878036851
Category: History
Page: N.A
View: 395

International Sport: A Bibliography, 2000

An Index to Sports History Journals, Conference Proceedings and Essay Collections
Author: Richard William Cox
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135293090
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 200
View: 5110
There has been an explosion in the quantity of sports history literature published in recent years, making it increasingly difficult to keep abreast of developments. The annual number of publications has increased from around 250 to 1,000 a year over the last decade. This is due in part to the fact that during the late 1980s and 90s, many clubs, leagues and governing bodies of sport have celebrated their centenaries and produced histories to mark this occasion and commemorate their achievements. It is also the result of the growing popularity and realisation of the importance of sport history research within academe. This international bibliography of books, articles, conference proceedings and essays in the English language is a one-stop for the sports historian to know what is new.

Eighty Days and Eighty Nights

Wise Words for Everyday
Author: Raymond Apple
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1475946546
Category: Religion
Page: 64
View: 6593
The author is passionately concerned about the quality of society. The eighty short chapters of this book dip into his thoughts on people and their problems and values. The title recalls Jules Verne's "Eighty Days Around the World".


An Event Group Thriller
Author: David L. Golemon
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1429961635
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
View: 4359
Reminiscent of the works of James Rollins and Matthew Reilly comes the latest in an action-packed series about the nation's most secret agency---the Event Group Ten thousand years before the Roman Empire marched great legions across the known world, there was a civilization dedicated to the sciences of earth, sea, and sky. In the City of Light lived people who made dark plans to lay waste to their uncivilized neighbors using the very power of the planet itself. As the great science of their time was brought to bear on the invading hordes, hell was set loose on Earth. And the civilization of Atlantis disappeared in a suicidal storm of fire and water. Now history threatens to repeat itself. The great weapon of the Ancients has been uncovered in the South Pacific, and it is being deciphered by men of hatred---by an evil once thought banished from history. Again, the black swastika of hate is rising. Their plan is to attempt to control and direct the most destructive force this world has yet to see, a weapon that would make nuclear arms pale in comparison. The world starts to tremble under the power of the ancient science. The seas rise, the earth cracks, and entire cities crumble to dust as the evil plan mapped out thousands of years before takes shape. The Event Group, the most secret department of the United States government, staffed by the most brilliant men and women of science, philosophy, and the military, must take the lead and try to stop the power of the Ancients. With a presidential mandate to discover the truth behind the myths and legends of history, the Event Group fights to ensure that mistakes from the past are never repeated. Headed by Colonel Jack Collins, the Group must face its most dangerous assignment ever: to find the lost trail of the Ancients and unearth the missing key before the new Reich. Can the most secret federal service of the United States track down the lost trail that will lead them to the lair of this secret power? Or will the world explode in a chain reaction that began more than eleven thousand years ago? The Event Group is the world's only hope as they search and battle for the lost power of the Ancients. Heart-pounding action combines with historical adventure as the Event Group discovers that some myths never die. . . .

The Mind-Body Interface in Somatization

When Symptom Becomes Disease
Author: Lynn W. Smith,Patrick W. Conway
Publisher: Jason Aronson, Incorporated
ISBN: 0765707519
Category: Psychology
Page: 214
View: 2587
The Mind-Body Interface in Somatization: When Symptom Becomes Disease represents a unique contribution to the clinician's tool chest for diagnosing and treating psychosomatic illness. This book breaks new ground by asking and answering many of the key questions that trouble every practicing clinician: Why do patients use somatization? Can we predict who will be a somatizer? Is there an underlying process involved? Why are these patients so difficult to treat? Beginning with a discussion of contemporary disease classification, The Mind-Body Interface in Somatization clarifies matters greatly by talking in terms of chronic and situational somatization, showing that chronic patients use illness as a way of life, while situational patients somatically respond to existential crises, and revealing how both are rooted in the mind-body interface. Drawing on elements of personality theory, the authors discuss the core conflicts and character structure inherent in both types of somatization and suggest treatment options appropriately geared toward the needs of each. The Mind-Body Interface in Somatization describes how chronic somatization can be addressed by cognitive-behavioral therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, while situational somatization can be managed with short-term existential psychotherapy. Concluding with a discussion of medications that may be helpful to the somatizing patient, this volume represents an original approach to explaining what goes on in the mind of the somatizer.

Urantia the Earth-The Origin of It All

Exploratory Journeys in the Urantia Book
Author: Nicholas P. Snoek
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1426979282
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 412
View: 3567
In 1955 the Urantia Book appeared, all in 2,100 pages. It is a heavy read that tells us how we came to be, what we may become, and enough about astronomy to help us understand what makes that possible. It has sold 3/4 million copies in many languages, and would have sold many more if it were simpler to read. The purpose of this book, Urantia the Earth: The Origin of It All, is to help bring that about to make it more negotiable, more user-friendly. This is not a dumbing-down exercise; this book is a reading aid, challenging enough in itself.

Portrait of the Artist's Wife

Author: Barbara Anderson
Publisher: Victoria University Press
ISBN: 0864737149
Category: Fiction
Page: 312
View: 3854
Victoria University Press is enormously proud to publish a new edition of one of New Zealand?s favourite novels, published to critical acclaim here and in the UK and US, and winner of the Wattie Award in 1992. ?The promise that was evident in Girls High has been splendidly fulfilled, and now it seems only a matter of time before Wellington replaces New York as the literary capital of the world.? ?Nick Hornby, Sunday Times 'She really is world class ? her writing's like a richly detailed painting, she gets the details just right.' ?Sharon Crosbie Evening Post 'It is a testament to Anderson's style and skill as a writer that these places and decades are brought to the page with such energy, yet also with such a finely judged mix of humour and sympathy.' ?Caroline Wilder Sunday Star 'This is a moving, universal novel, a pleasure to read.' ?Sophy Kershaw Time Out 'Barbara Anderson's novel is a rarity; an unadulterated, unpretentious, enjoyable read.' ?Julie Morrice Glasgow Herald 'It is an enormously entertaining book with perceptions so true they leave you glowing in startled recognition.'?Patricia Thwaites Otago Daily Times ?A quite irresistible writer with a microscopic eye for telltale detail ? and a dazzlingly accurate ear for dialogue as it is really spoken.? ?Dirk Bogarde

Pure Dead Brilliant

Author: Debi Gliori
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448172535
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 320
View: 3386
There's trouble brewing at StregaSchloss! When Signora Strega-Borgia invites some would-be witches to stay, weird things begin to happen. Pandora can't resist the temptation of time travel - and Titus picks up a strange and deadly computer virus. Are they falling under the witches' spell? Or is the ghost of the Strega-Borgias' past coming back to haunt them all?

Death of a Commuter

A Carolus Deene Mystery
Author: Leo Bruce
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 1613732791
Category: Fiction
Page: 192
View: 9314
Five men occupied their usual places in a first-class carriage, but the sixth place was empty... It is most unusual for the sixth man, Mr. Parador, to be late. The five commuters are wondering what happened to him, when a strange-looking man enters the compartment, dressed in black and wearing dark glasses. When he is told that the sixth seat is taken, he replies, in a deep sepulchral voice, "He won't be coming." He was right. Parador does not come, and his companions never see him alive again. And if Carolus Deena had not taken an interest in the case, the coroner's verdict of suicide would not have been questioned.

Chasing the Sun

The Epic Story of the Star That Gives us Life
Author: Richard Cohen
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0857209809
Category: History
Page: 704
View: 8304
The Sun is so powerful, so much bigger than us, that it is a terrifying subject. Yet though we depend on it, we take it for granted. Amazingly the first book of its kind, CHASING THE SUNis a cultural and scientific history of our relationship with the star that gives us life. Richard Cohen, applying the same mix of wide-ranging reference and intimate detail that won outstanding reviews for By the Sword, travels from the ancient Greek astronomers to modern-day solar scientists, from Stonehenge to Antarctica (site of the solar eclipse of 2003, when penguins were said to sing), Mexico's Aztecs to the Norwegian city of Tromso, where for two months of the year there is no Sun at all. He introduces us to the crucial 'sunspot cycle' in modern economics, the religious dances of Indian tribesmen, the histories of sundials and calendars, the plight of migrating birds, the latest theories of global warming, and Galileo recording his discoveries in code, for fear of persecution. And throughout, there is the rich Sun literature -- from the writings of Homer through Dante and Nietzsche to Keats, Shelley and beyond. Blindingly impressive and hugely readable, this is a tour de force of narrative non-fiction.

Stop the Train! I Want to Get On

Rediscovering New Zealand Railway Journeys
Author: Graham Hutchins
Publisher: Exisle Publishing
ISBN: 1775591395
Category: Travel
Page: 176
View: 1458
Graham Hutchins fell in love with trains at an early age. As a youngster growing up in the railway town of Te Kuiti, he would gaze on the steaming monsters as they thundered through the King Country. Before long, train travel became more than a pastime, more than a fascination: he was hooked. As he recounts in this book, he was just ten years old when he undertook a journey alone on the night train to Auckland. From then on he travelled as much as he could, and later as a young man searched out the smaller forgotten lines to experience what they had to offer. Stop the Train! I want to get on describes his experiences travelling throughout New Zealand on regular passenger trains, railcars, goods trains and work trains. The routes he traverses include the Central Otago line, the Gisborne Railcar, the Southerner to Invercargill, a mixed train through rural Taranaki, a workers’ train from Greymouth on the Rewanui Incline, the Endeavour to Hawke’s Bay, the Silver Fern Railcar and more. Many services have now been axed, but he vividly recalls their delights, from the scenery outside to the often primitive conditions inside and the people he encounters along the way. He also tells many engaging tales about the history of the lines and what makes each so distinctive. Sometimes alone, on other occasions with his wife Jenny or his mate Russell, he conveys the unique experience and sheer pleasure of rail travel in every corner of New Zealand, from the 1950s to the present day. ‘Some people take to the bottle, others go shopping. I jump on a train, if I can find one, and wait for the swish and sway to take me away. Away from the down times. For me the diversion comes as much from the rhythm as the passing landscapes from the train window.’ Graham Hutchins remembers the incredibly varied journeys he has taken by train throughout New Zealand. They have given him a lifetime of pleasure. Night trains and The Northerner The Midland Line: Christchurch to the West Coast The Gisborne Railcar The Central Otago Line: Alexandra to Dunedin The Picton–Christchurch Railcar The Silver Star: Auckland to Wellington Greymouth to Rewanui and back By mixed train on the Stratford to Okahukura Line Hamilton to Mount Maunganui The Silver Fern Railcar on the Main Trunk Line The Endeavour: Wellington to Napier The Southerner: Christchurch to Invercargill The Northern Explorer

Lady in the Dark

Iris Barry and the Art of Film
Author: Robert Sitton
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 023153714X
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 512
View: 731
Iris Barry (1895–1969) was a pivotal modern figure and one of the first intellectuals to treat film as an art form, appreciating its far-reaching, transformative power. Although she had the bearing of an aristocrat, she was the self-educated daughter of a brass founder and a palm-reader from the Isle of Man. An aspiring poet, Barry attracted the attention of Ezra Pound and joined a demimonde of Bloomsbury figures, including Ford Maddox Ford, T. S. Eliot, Arthur Waley, Edith Sitwell, and William Butler Yeats. She fell in love with Pound's eccentric fellow Vorticist, Wyndham Lewis, and had two children by him. In London, Barry pursued a career as a novelist, biographer, and critic of motion pictures. In America, she joined the modernist Askew Salon, where she met Alfred Barr, director of the new Museum of Modern Art. There she founded the museum's film department and became its first curator, assuring film's critical legitimacy. She convinced powerful Hollywood figures to submit their work for exhibition, creating a new respect for film and prompting the founding of the International Federation of Film Archives. Barry continued to augment MoMA's film library until World War II, when she joined the Office of Strategic Services to develop pro-American films with Orson Welles, Walt Disney, John Huston, and Frank Capra. Yet despite her patriotic efforts, Barry's "foreignness" and association with such filmmakers as Luis Buñuel made her the target of an anticommunist witch hunt. She eventually left for France and died in obscurity. Drawing on letters, memorabilia, and other documentary sources, Robert Sitton reconstructs Barry's phenomenal life and work while recasting the political involvement of artistic institutions in the twentieth century.

Dead Right

Author: Peter Robinson
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0330469320
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
View: 3726
Dead Right is the ninth novel in Peter Robinson's Inspector Banks series, following on from Innocent Graves. The broken body of Jason Fox has been found in a dirty alleyway. At first it looks like a typical after-hours pub fight gone wrong. But Inspector Alan Banks soon realizes that the truth is rarely so straightforward . . . Jason was a member of the Albion League, a white power organization. And there are many people who might have wished him dead: the Pakistani youths he had insulted in the pub that evening; the shady friends of his business partner; or someone within the Albion League itself. And just as Banks begins to get a grip on the case, an unexpected discovery forces him to reconsider everything he believes . . . The Inspector Banks series became the major British ITV drama DCI Banks. Dead Right is followed by the tenth book in this Yorkshire-based crime series, In A Dry Season.