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All Fun And Games Until Somebody Loses An Eye

All Fun And Games Until Somebody Loses An Eye ebook ISBN: 0748131949
Publisher: Hachette UK
Author: Christopher Brookmyre
Number of Pages: 416 
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As a teenager Jane Bell had dreamt of playing in the casinos of Monte Carlo in the company of James Bond, but in her punk phase she'd got herself pregnant and by the time she reaches forty-six she's a grandmother, her dreams as dry as the dust her Dyson sucks up from her hall carpet every day. Then her son Ross, a researcher working for an arms manufacturer in Switzerland, is forced to disappear before some characters cut from the same cloth as Blofeld persuade him to part with the secrets of his research. But they are not the only ones desperate to locate him. A team of security experts is hired by Ross's firm: headed by the enigmatic Bett, his staff have little in common apart from total professionalism and a thorough disregard for the law. Bett believes the key to Ross's whereabouts is his mother, and in one respect he is right, but even he is taken aback by the verve underlying her determination to secure her son's safety as she learns the black arts of quiet subterfuge and violent attack. The teenage dreams of fast cars, high-tech firepower and extreme action had always promised to be fun and games, but in real life it's likely someone is going to lose an eye ... Visit the author's website at

The Dictionary of Modern Proverbs

The Dictionary of Modern Proverbs ebook ISBN: 0300136021
Publisher: Yale University Press
Author: Charles Clay Doyle,Wolfgang Mieder,Fred R. Shapiro
Number of Pages: 294 
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Collects more than 1,400 English-language proverbs that arose in the 20th and 21st centuries, organized alphabetically by key words and including information on date of origin, history and meaning.

The Aesthetics of Culture in Buffy the Vampire Slayer

The Aesthetics of Culture in Buffy the Vampire Slayer ebook ISBN: 0786422491
Publisher: McFarland
Author: Matthew Pateman
Number of Pages: 288 
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On the TV screen as elsewhere, there is often more than meets the eye. For decades, television has offered not just entertainment, but observations--subtle and otherwise--on society. This book examines the cultural commentary contained in Buffy, the Vampire Slayer, a show that ran for seven seasons (1997-2003) and 144 episodes. On the surface, Buffy is the marriage of a high school drama to gothic horror. This somewhat unusual vehicle is used to present, via the character of Buffy, fairly typical views of late 20th century culture-teenage problems; issues regarding a broken home; and the search for meaning and validation. In addition, subtler themes, such as cultural views of knowledge, ethnicity and history, are woven into the show's critique of popular culture. Organized into two sections, this volume offers an in-depth examination of the show: first, through the lens of Buffy's confrontation with culture, and second, from the complex perspectives of the individual characters. Issues such as values, ethical choices and the implications of one's actions are discussed--without ever losing sight of the limitations of a medium that will always be dominated by financial concerns. The final chapter summarizes what Buffy has to say about today's society. An appendix lists Buffy episodes in chronological order.

Achtung Schweinehund!

Achtung Schweinehund! ebook ISBN: 0349139733
Publisher: Hachette UK
Author: Harry Pearson
Number of Pages: 256 
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This is a book about men and war. Not real conflict but war as it has filtered down to generations of boys and men through toys, comics, games and movies. Harry Pearson belongs to the great battalion of British men who grew up playing with toy soldiers - refighting World War II - and then stopped growing up. Inspired by the photos of the gallant pilot uncles that decorated the wall above his father's model-making table, by Sergeant Hurricane, Action Man and Escape from Colditz, dressed in Clarks' commando shoes and with the Airfix Army in support, he battled in the fields and on the beaches, in his head and on the sitting-room floor and across his bedroom ceiling. And thirty years later he still is. ACHTUNG SCHWEINEHUND! is a celebration of those glory days, a boy's own story of the urge to play, to conquer - and to adopt very bad German accents, shouting 'Donner und Blitzen' at every opportunity. This is a tale of obsession, glue and plastic kits. It is the story of one boy's imaginary war and where it led him.

Laptop Dancing and the Nanny Goat Mambo

Laptop Dancing and the Nanny Goat Mambo ebook ISBN: 9781903650530
Publisher: Pocket Books
Author: Tom Humphries
Number of Pages: 373 
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Tom Humphries is a passion machine according to his colleagues at the Irish Times. Yes, he may sit in the press box, but in his heart, he is in the right place. On the terrace. For Tom is a true sports fan. And it shows in his passionate style of writing, which has won him several awards and thousands of sports fans. This book will contain some achingly hilarious and menacing accounts of his sporting year including: an interview with Clinton Morris at Crystal Palace; waiting with his daughter to try to get an autograph from Roy Keane; the Winter Olympics at Salt Lake City and Lillehammer; World Cup 2002, when he broke the news of Keane's return to Ireland; the time spent with Sergio Garcia at his home in Spain; the Ryder Cup; the Euro athletic championship in Munich and many more sporting occasions.

Bloomsbury Good Reading Guide

Bloomsbury Good Reading Guide ebook ISBN:
Publisher: A&C Black Academic and Professional
Author: Nick Rennison
Number of Pages: 486 
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Deciding what to read next when you've just finished an unputdownable novel can be a daunting task. The Bloomsbury Good Reading Guide features hundreds of authors and thousands of titles, with navigation features to lead you on a rich journey through some of the best and most interesting books that have been published. This greatly expanded edition also includes the latest contemporary authors and landmark novels. An accessible and easy-to-read guide that no serious book lovers should be without.

The Writer's Handbook 2007

The Writer's Handbook 2007 ebook ISBN: 9781405049375
Publisher: Macmillan Pub Limited
Author: Barry Turner
Number of Pages: 821 
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Completely revised and updated with newly commissioned articles, the 20th anniversary edition of The Writer's Handbook is an indispensible companion for everyone in the writing profession. Containing over 6,000 entries covering every area of writing, with provocative articles and useful advice from leading representatives of the trade, this practical, straightforward guide provides full details on the core markets. In addition to the key areas of UK and US book publishers, agents, magazines, screenwriting, theater and poetry, writer's courses and circles, festivals, and grants and prizes, the guide also offers invaluable expert advice on contracts, copyright, and taxation.

Perspectives on Marketing

Perspectives on Marketing ebook ISBN:
Publisher: Cengage Learning Ptr
Author: Jason I. Miletsky,Michael Hand
Number of Pages: 377 
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Marketing is not an exact science, and marketing issues are often interpreted, defined, and approached differently by different people, creating the potential for a disconnect in communication. This is particular true of the client/agency relationship, which oftentimes looks at a single marketing issue in radically different ways. "Perspectives on Marketing" is a unique spin on the he said/she said format, giving both the agency side (Jason Miletsky - CEO, PFS Marketwyse) and the client side (Mike Hand - Director of Sports Marketing, Hershey's) of a number of topics that deal with marketing and the client/agency relationship. It examines over 100 compelling and important marketing issues that marketers deal with on a regular basis, such as how to best measure ROI, how to determine the best means for reaching an audience, and how to craft the most effective message. Each topic is approached from both points-of-view in a conversational, point/counter point style. This unique approach provides a frank, insightful, and enjoyable look into the whole of the marketing process, and helps promote understanding between the marketer and the client

Reverend Jonah

Reverend Jonah ebook ISBN:
Publisher: J Gordon Shillingford Pub Incorporated
Author: Paul Ciufo
Number of Pages: 93 
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To a conservative church in a south-western Ontario town comes Jonah Arias'a troubled, left-leaning, pill-popping United Church minister. Reverend Jonah is young and idealistic, with courage enough to challenge the power-brokers in his small community. When he starts an inappropriate relationship with a young woman in the congregation, and then decides to repatriate a former member of the church expelled for being in a lesbian relationship, the ensuing battle threatens to derail Jonah's career and fracture the church. The play, like Reverend Jonah himself, is unafraid to ask the tough questions: Do we have the right to judge one another? What constitutes integrity? What is courage? Are we prepared to embrace rather than censure our fellow human beings? Thoughtful and powerful, Reverend Jonah challenges us to explore the meanings of community in the very broadest sense.

Inside Windows NT Infrastructures

Inside Windows NT Infrastructures ebook ISBN:
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
Author: David Iseminger
Number of Pages: 452 
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There are lots of authors who can explain how to install Windows NT, and no end of tomes telling you more than you ever needed to know about how NT works. But where do you go for answers to real questions like these? When it comes to questions of scaleup, cabling, performance tradeoffs, remote access, and all the other nuts-and-bolts issues with which network professionals grapple, there's only one place to go-the source. Inside Windows NT Infrastructures was written by someone who has worked in the Microsoft Windows NT Group for years. The crucial tips, techniques, and rules of thumb it contains were obtained the hard way-by running NT on hundreds of machines, in countless environments, and under real-life deployment conditions. As a result, it is the most authoritative source of practical information on such key administration and management issues as planning your infrastructure, networking protocols, routing, backbones, server sizing, interoperability, security, and more. Other hot topics covered in detail include: * Choosing the best domain model for your operation * Switches versus hubs * Ensuring reliability and performance within your deployment * Remote access that really works * Choosing hardware and software wisely For complete practical solutions to all your Windows NT networking issues, turn to the source -Inside Windows NT Infrastructures.

Concrete Dreams

Concrete Dreams ebook ISBN:
Publisher: Manic d Press
Author: Jennifer Joseph
Number of Pages: 219 
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Manic D Press fiction and poetry by some of the most talented young writers from the Bay Area and beyond.

Yellow Jackets

Yellow Jackets ebook ISBN:
Author: Patti White
Number of Pages: 87 
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Poetry. "Patti White's new book, YELLOW JACKETS, is wildly ventriloquistic. Where else would you find sumo wrestlers, Izzy the cat, King Louis the Child, Jimmy Hoffa, the residents of Thicketty, South Carolina, couples at their burnt-out ends, and yellow jackets in one collection? All empathetically expressed, and without a single repeat. If you're bored with books about what the poet ate for breakfast, this one, with its refreshing lack of ego and its generously associated images is surely worth a look"--Lola Haskins.

International Lonely Guy

International Lonely Guy ebook ISBN:
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
Author: Harland Miller,Gordon Burn,Jarvis Cocker
Number of Pages: 141 
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Bloody Scotland

Bloody Scotland ebook ISBN: 9781849176668
Author: Lin Anderson,Chris Brookmyre,Gordon Brown,Ann Cleeves,Doug Johnstone,Stuart MacBride,Val McDermid,Denise Mina,Craig Robertson,Sara Sheridan,E. S. Thomson,Louise Welsh
Number of Pages: 288 
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In Bloody Scotland a selection of Scotland's best crime writers use the sinister side of the country's built heritage in stories that are by turns gripping, chilling and redemptive.Stellar contributors Val McDermid, Chris Brookmyre, Denise Mina, Ann Cleeves, Louise Welsh, Lin Anderson, Doug Johnstone, Gordon Brown, Craig Robertson, E S Thomson, Sara Sheridan and Stuart MacBride explore the thrilling potential of Scotland's iconic sites and structures. From murder in an ancient broch and a macabre tale of revenge among the furious clamour of an eighteenth century mill, to a dark psychological thriller set within the tourist throng of Edinburgh Castle and a rivalry turning fatal in the concrete galleries of an abandoned modernist ruin, this collection uncovers the intimate - and deadly - connections between people and places.Prepare for a dangerous journey into the dark shadows of our nation's buildings - where passion, fury, desire and death collide.

Mariage à durée déterminée

Mariage à durée déterminée ebook ISBN: 2820511309
Publisher: Milady
Author: Christine Bell
Number of Pages: 336 
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Cherche JF sachant jouer la comédie. L’heure de la revanche a sonné pour Owen. Il est temps de retrouver celui qui a causé le malheur de sa sœur. L’ordure en question gère un centre de thérapies de couples, qui n’est en réalité qu’une vaste arnaque. Pour s’infiltrer au royaume du bien-être conjugal et mettre son plan à exécution, Owen a besoin d’une fausse épouse. Il tombe sur Lindy, actrice en devenir, plutôt extravagante. Owen lui propose le rôle de sa vie : devenir sa femme pendant trois semaines, aux frais de la princesse. Voilà qui permettra à cette dernière de tenir bon en attendant de décrocher le job de ses rêves. À moins que ces deux-là n’aient plus du tout envie de jouer... « Un pur concentré d’humour. Si vous cherchez une jolie histoire d’amour torride à souhait, ce roman est fait pour vous. » Book Lovers Inc. « Drôle et divertissant du début à la fin. » HarlequinJunkie

Comment se faire des amis et influencer les autres

Comment se faire des amis et influencer les autres ebook ISBN: 9782764010310
Publisher: Outremont, Québec : Quebecor
Author: Dale Carnegie
Number of Pages: 202 
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Ouvrage de psychologie populaire plusieurs fois réédité depuis 1936. [SDM].