The Crown of Thorns


Publisher:Random House Australia


Total Pages:216



Books Description:

Charmwood High and Year 8 plans to turn the school play, 'Romeo and Juliet' into a rock musical. Everything's moving along until someone mentions Equal Opportunity. There aren't enough roles for girls in this production. For the Narrator, Peter Nutt, Equal Opportunity means more opportunities for teachers like Poxon and girls like Ravolini to get at him. And then there's Millie Miletic from the Holy Family of the Little Sisters by the Sea: she's in love!

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Summer at Blue Sands Cove

Author:CP Ward

Publisher:AMMFA Publishing


Total Pages:N.A



Books Description:

A warmhearted and charming beach read - a chicklit comedy romance from CP Ward, author of the Delightful Christmas series. Tired of the city, Grace Clelland returns to Blue Sands, the quiet Cornish seaside village where she grew up. There she will meet old flames and old friends, rekindle old loves and ignite new ones in a novel that will have you dreaming of the soft crash of the waves on the shore, the feel of sand between your toes, overloaded ice-creams and smoky beach barbeques. Not to be missed this June - the debut summer novel from CP Ward - the author whose Delightful Christmas series has captivated thousands of readers. RELEASED JUNE 22nd 2021

How to Be Narstie

Author:Big Narstie

Publisher:Random House


Total Pages:288



Books Description:

Mans here to help you help yourself. Real talk. One thing you've got to know about advice: there are two types. Sometimes the people who give the most advice to others are the last people you should be listening to. They just love the sound of their own voice. No matter what the problem is, they'll just say: 'Believe in yourself, you can do anything.' And then ... well, then there's the kind of advice that's just the truth. That's the sort of advice you might get from this book, and I'll warn you sometimes the truth ain't pretty. In these pages I'm gonna tell you some of my story and show you how you can change yours: how to survive school, how to get a job, how to deal with family, friends, love and PAIN. How to live your own life, not someone else's.

Famous for 15 Minutes

Author:Ultra Violet

Publisher:Open Road Media


Total Pages:280



Books Description:

One of Andy Warhol’s superstars recalls the birth of an art movement—and the death of an icon In this audacious tell-all memoir, Ultra Violet, born Isabelle Collin Dufresne, relives her years with Andy Warhol at the Factory and all of the madness that accompanied the sometimes-violent delivery of pop art. Starting with her botched seduction of the “shy, near-blind, bald, gay albino” from Pittsburgh, Ultra Violet installs herself in Warhol’s world, becoming his muse for years to come. But she does more than just inspire; she also watches, listens, and remembers, revealing herself to be an ideal tour guide to the “assembly line for art, sex, drugs, and film” that is the Factory. Famous for 15 Minutes drips with juicy details about celebrities and cultural figures in vignettes filled with surreptitious cocaine spoons, shameless sex, and insights into perhaps the most recognizable but least intimately known artist in the world. Beyond the legendary artist himself are the throngs of Factory “regulars”—Billy Name, Baby Jane Holzer, Brigid Polk—and the more transient celebrities who make appearances—Bob Dylan, Jane Fonda, Jimi Hendrix, John Lennon. Delightfully bizarre and always entertaining, filled with colorful scenes and larger-than-life personalities, this dishy page-turner is shot through with the author’s vivid imagery and piercing observations of a cultural idol and his eclectic, voyeuristic, altogether riveting world.

A Cold War Fighter Pilot in Peacetime and War

Author:Derek J. Sharp

Publisher:Fonthill Media


Total Pages:224



Books Description:

— Historically rich in detail with previously unpublished photographs — A must-have for military enthusiasts, historians, modellers and those interested in the complexities of aircraft design and manoeuvres during the Cold War — A fascinating and eye-opening memoir that will appeal to fliers and non-fliers alike on how to fly the fastest jets in the RAF This is the remarkable and true story of Squadron Leader Derek J. Sharp and his incredible adventures. Nothing perhaps was more astonishing than his survival after striking a mallard duck at 500 mph and his subsequent return to pilot in command. That he survived to the age of thirty was astonishing; that he continued unashamedly on to a ripe old age was nothing short of a miracle. Conceivably, he followed the advice written on a fridge magnet in his kitchen: ‘Never drive faster than your guardian angel can fly’. This fascinating book follows the adventures of Sharp from schoolboy to highly respected aviator. He flew fighters and nuclear bombers, finally seeing action in the first Gulf War flying defenceless transport jets close to the Iraq border. Sharp consequently survived Saddam Hussein’s Scuds and American Patriot missiles – ‘friendly fire’ aimed directly at the author. He flew Her Majesty The Queen and lived in a time long before political correctness, the breathalyser and motorcar safety checks. He achieved all that he set out to do, and more. That would undoubtedly be his epitaph…

Alternative Comedy

Author:Oliver Double

Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing


Total Pages:240



Books Description:

In the late 1970s, the alternative comedy scene exploded into life in Britain and completely changed the style, subject matter and politics of British stand-up. Contemporary critics talked about it as 'anti-matter comedy' that 'makes you laugh while actually rearranging large chunks of your brain'. This book draws on a wealth of archive material – including unpublished recordings of early performances – and new interviews with key figures such as Alexei Sayle, Andy de la Tour and Jim Barclay, to provide a detailed history of the early scene and an examination of the distinctive modes of performance style which developed. Beginning with its origins, the volume traces the influence of American stand-up, and in particular the significance of Mort Sahl and Lenny Bruce as the originators of a style of stand-up that influenced the British pioneers of alternative comedy. It shows how the opening of the Comedy Store in 1979 provided a catalyst for a new movement, which grew outward from there with the foundation of the group Alternative Cabaret and the opening of the Comic Strip. But it also looks at smaller venues and less celebrated acts that have not been as well remembered, including ranting poets and street performers. Finally, it looks at alternative comedy's legacy, showing how it was the starting point for the UK's thriving and varied live scene, which encompasses anything from small pub gigs to huge arena tours.

Grumpy Old Christmas

Author:Stuart Prebble

Publisher:Weidenfeld & Nicolson


Total Pages:208



Books Description:

The highly successful 'Grumpies' return full of the Christmas spirit. So - 'tis the season to be jolly is it? Well, not in the household of the Grumpy Old Man it isn't. In the case of the GOM, 'tis the season to have to put up with even deeper layers of vexation than usual, and the only thing worth celebrating is that it looks as though you might after all be surviving to the end of what has been another crap year. Everything about Christmas gets up our snitches. Everything. From the breakfast telly presenters who tell us it's now just 120 shopping days to go, to the annual festive strike by airport baggage handlers. From office parties where drunken juniors have waited the whole year to tell you what 'the trouble with you is...', to parents videoing their precocious brats at the atrocious school nativity play where your kid is playing the part of the donkey's rear end. From the woman next door who drops in to show your wife the diamond ring her prat of a husband has bought her, to the 150th opportunity to see 'Whistle Down the Wind' on the telly. And speaking of wind, there's the festive Xmas turkey that tastes like blotting paper soaked in a puddle and sends your digestive system to hell. And how on earth are we really supposed to look happy when someone buys us a tie with a picture of xxxxing Santa on it? Eh?

Business Journalism

Author:Keith Hayes



Total Pages:248



Books Description:

Business Journalism: How to Report on Business and Economics is a basic guide for journalists working in countries moving to open-market economies, students in journalism courses, journalists changing direction from general news reporting to business and economic reporting, and bloggers. It also explains the differences in technique required for general reporters to deliver business news for text, TV, or radio. Veteran journalist Keith Hayes, who has worked for such organizations as Reuters, PBS, the BBC, CBC, and CNBC, provides a quick reference to journalistic practice that covers everything from how to meet a deadline to getting answers from company or government officials who would rather not talk. It also provides background on specific knowledge that journalists should have to report on the business and the economy accurately and with insight. That includes understanding the major markets and how they work, learning to read a balance sheet, and getting the story even when a company or government sets up roadblocks. As Hayes demonstrates, effective journalists are story tellers who need to tell the story well while making certain they are providing the facts as they find them and understand them. Among other things, readers will also learn: How to write a business news story How to report business news on television How to report in a globalized business world How to get usable information from press conferences and briefings The basics of macroeconomics, the financial markets, and company-specific financial data How to dig for facts and get the story This book covers comprehensively the basics of business and economic reporting. With its insights and tips from Hayes and other veteran journalists, it’s a book that will remain on your shelf for years to come and help you acquire and cement career-enhancing skills. It will also help you hone your craft as you begin to write more sophisticated stories and take jobs of increasing responsibility.

Holiday and Celebration Bread in Five Minutes a Day

Author:Jeff Hertzberg, M.D.,Zoë François

Publisher:St. Martin\'s Press


Total Pages:320



Books Description:

From the authors of the Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day series comes a holiday and celebration cookbook that uses the same groundbreaking quick and easy baking method. Zoë François and Jeff Hertzberg shocked the baking world when they proved that homemade yeast dough could be stored in the refrigerator to use whenever you need it. Now, they’ve done it again with Holiday and Celebration Bread in Five Minutes a Day, a cookbook with savory, sweet, healthy, and decadent recipes for every occasion. Every culture has its great bread traditions for holidays and celebrations—traditional Christmas loaves from Ukraine, Greece, Germany, Italy and Scandinavia; celebration breads from France and Israel; Easter breads from the United Kingdom, Sweden, and Austria to name a few. The book is chock-full of fragrant, yeasted treats made for celebrations and special occasions. All the old standbys are here, plus delicious examples from around the world. All were too time-consuming and painstaking to make at home—until now. In 100 clear and concise recipes that build on the successful formula of their bestselling series, Holiday and Celebration Bread will adapt their ingenious approach for high-moisture stored dough to a collection of breads from the four corners of the globe. This beautiful cookbook has color photos of every bread and includes step-by-step collages. With Zoë and Jeff’s help, you’ll be creating breads that rival those of the finest bakeries in the world—with just five minutes a day of active preparation time.

America, We Need to Talk

Author:Joel Berg

Publisher:Seven Stories Press


Total Pages:320



Books Description:

The newest book by Joel Berg--an internationally recognized leader and media spokesman in the fields of hunger, poverty, food systems, and U.S. politics, and the director of Hunger Free America--America We Need to Talk: A Self-Help Book for the Nation is both a parody of relationship and self-help books and a serious analysis of the nation's political and economic dysfunction. Explaining that the most serious--and most broken--relationship is the one between us, as Americans, and our nation, the book explains how, no matter who becomes our next president, average Joes can channel their anger at our hobbled system into concrete actions that will fix our democracy, rebuild our middle class, and restore our stature in the world as a beacon of freedom and hope. Starting with the belief that it's irresponsible for Americans to blame the nation's problems solely on "the politicians" or "the system," Joel makes a case for how it's the personal responsibility of every resident of this country to fix it. The American people are in a relationship with their government and their society, and, as in all relationships, it's the responsibility of both sides to recognize and repair their problems.


Author:Harriet Bradley

Publisher:John Wiley & Sons


Total Pages:256



Books Description:

Gender issues continue to be a prominent concern of academics and policy-makers, and increasingly arise in various forms to be debated in the public sphere and popular media. But what exactly do we mean by gender? How can we best understand gender differences? How are current gender relations changing? What new paths are ‘femininity’ and ‘masculinity’ taking? What would it be like to live in a society in which differences of gender were transcended? In this new edition of her popular and highly lauded book, Harriet Bradley provides an introduction to the concept of gender and the different theoretical approaches which have developed within gender studies. Utilizing life narratives, she investigates processes of gendering in three important spheres of contemporary social life: production, reproduction and consumption. The book highlights the centrality of gender in everyday life and shows how thinking about gender is influenced by changing political contexts. As well as updating the discussion with the latest scholarship, political concerns and economic data, the new edition pays closer attention to intersectionality and hybrid identities, as well as exploring the complexities of contemporary relations of masculinity and femininity in the light of new feminist activities. This lively and accessible book will be of interest to students across the social sciences, as well as anyone interested in contemporary relations between women and men.

Wisdom of Sage

Author:Simon Cole

Publisher:eBook Partnership


Total Pages:264



Books Description:

A humorous romp through life of a young bastard expelled from art school. Set in 1980s Britain, Paris and Istanbul.Sage's existence is humdrum, routine. He is working in a firm decorating religious tracts while his partner has her first exhibition, progressing towards artistic success. This exacerbates his discontent and he sets off travelling.

Representing Black Music Culture

Author:Bill Banfield

Publisher:Scarecrow Press


Total Pages:312



Books Description:

In this collection of essays, interviews, and profiles, William Banfield reflects on his life as an musician and educator, weaving together pieces of cultural criticism that pay homage to artists who have created and sustained Black music for more than forty years.

The Justice Game

Author:Geoffrey Robertson

Publisher:Random House


Total Pages:432



Books Description:

Geoffrey Robertson QC has been at the centre of internationally high-profile legal cases for over three decades. From representing Princess Diana to Salman Rushdie, to his involvement in the celebrated criminal trials of Oz magazine and Gay News, Robertson is an unfailing champion of human rights, justice, freedom and democracy. In this captivating memoir, Robertson reveals what draws him to each case, his ingenious analysis and interpretation of the courtroom proceedings, and the legal and civic consequences – wrapping each case into a thrilling, rollercoaster sequence of events. Entertaining, scandalous and hugely insightful, The Justice Game provides a piercing behind-the-scenes look into courtroom cases, the practice of the law and the never-ending fight in striving to narrow the gap between the law and justice. A highly recommended read for those interested in current affairs, criminal and public law, legal history and the British legal system. ‘This wonderful book...reads like a John Grisham, infused with moral anger’ Independent

Frolic of His Own

Author:William Gaddis

Publisher:Simon and Schuster


Total Pages:512



Books Description:

A dazzling fourth novel by the author of The Recognitions, Carpenter’s Gothic, and JR uses his considerable powers of observation and satirical sensibilities to take on the American legal system.

Driven by Obsession

Author:Richard Vere-Compton

Publisher:Chipmunkapublishing ltd


Total Pages:96



Books Description:

DescriptionThis would make an ideal film script. The virtue of the intense imagery means that storyboarding, almost every scene, is already there in ones minds eye. The story contains almost every element of human emotion, greed, romance, lust, envy, hatred, friendship, and betrayal. All with just a handful of 'cast' members. Later chapters pick up on clues left in earlier ones, which act as hooks pulling threads through the entire plot. Throughout the serious plot, there are almost throw away, priceless, 'one liners' that add to the readers/watchers pleasure. The very fact that the 'leading lady' had hopes of going to RADA, lends itself to the ideal players, cast, stars, call them what you will, being composed of relative 'unknowns' from the acting profession. It would seem to do poetic justice to the memory of 'Maggie, the heroine. About the AuthorI am writing this at the behest of Richard, who I have worked closely with for the past 18 months, during which time 'we have rattled a few cages' and Richard has tilted at a good few windmills. Although our acquaintanceship goes back over 10 years I jumped at the opportunity to transfer his archives into electronic format, a task that I have only scratched the surface of, as it is with great reluctance that I must pass the baton on to others. As in all archiving activities, the amount of hard copy accumulated over 35 years by Richard in his capacity as a creative market consultant is vast and hugely diverse. The promotion of which has had some label him a snake oil salesman, selling his wares on the back of gloom and doom. The emperor's magic suit of clothes and a charlatan parroting scientific gobbledegook are labels that he has worn with pride, befitting his projected persona of a mild eccentric, which is a mask for his preferred preference to remain an enigma and as such treats all his dealings with others with the sanctity of a confessional. Under my stewardship only the last 10 years of his copyrighted material and IPR are available; and these are contained in the folder "Save The World 2006/2007." This folder is dedicated to those who are suitably motivated to delegate others to dive into this Aladdin's cave of intellectual 'wonderment' All the above can be accessed from the live URL link: http: // In spite of my honesty in repeating others' comments, Richard moves like a celestial comet. His trail is a breath of fresh air, sadly missing in our busy lives. I have been reliably informed that his boyish enthusiasm, driven by a still youthful mind, is acceptable in small doses and at worse mildly irritating to those who are well organised and have disciplined minds. However, it is better to have Richards voice on the end of your phone, and know what he is up to, and not need his snake oil, then for the phone to remain silent and need his 'cure all' and not know about it. Do you not agree?

Ecstatic From One Lie

Author:Hadyn J. Adams



Total Pages:316



Books Description:

John Ellis, hack reporter for the Portminster Gazette, stumbles across a late night burial in the local graveyard. Intruiged by the secrecy of it all he decides to investigate the event and he is led into the murky and dangerous world of political terrorism, sabotage and subterfuge. What does he uncover and what does he discover ? How does he get involved and finally, how does he emerge from his experience ?

A Seeker's Guide to a Life Worth Living

Author:Jili Hamilton



Total Pages:228



Books Description:

A Seeker's Guide to a Life worth Living offers a series of short articles on aspects of life and the lessons learnt, particularly through the people who have touched the author’s life.

Recipe for Love

Author:Katie Fforde

Publisher:Random House


Total Pages:448



Books Description:

_________________ ‘Thank goodness for Katie Fforde, the perfect author to bring comfort in difficult times. She really is the queen of uplifting, feel good romance.’ AJ PEARCE _________________ A wonderfully romantic novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author of A Rose Petal Summer and A Country Escape. Take one aspiring cook. When Zoe Harper wins a coveted place in a televised cookery competition, she can’t wait to put her cooking skills to the test. Add a very desirable judge. But as the competition heats up, she realises she’s developing an inconvenient crush on one of the judges, the truly delicious Gideon Irving. Stir in a heaped tablespoon of romance. All too soon there’s more than canapés, cupcakes and cordon bleu at stake. Will Zoe win the competition, or is Gideon one temptation too far?

Call Me, Maybe

Author:Stephie Chapman

Publisher:Hera books Ltd


Total Pages:N.A



Books Description:

What if you got a second chance with your first love? What happens when you meet your teenage heart-throb – when you’re both all grown up? When Cassie was fifteen, all she wanted was to marry Jesse Franklin, the bassist from her favourite band, Franko. Now she’s single, in her late twenties and wondering what happened to that teenage dream. A chance encounter on Facebook soon leads to a transatlantic hook up, and soon, Jesse and Cassie are having a long-distance love affair spanning five thousand miles. Cassie is on cloud nine – until she hears something that makes her think that Jesse might not be all that he seems. They say never meet your heroes – but what happens when you fall in love with them...? Are Cassie and Jesse star crossed lovers, destined to be together? Or should Cassie have left her crush in the box marked 'teenage memories'? Previously published as Getting Over Jesse Franklin, this brand new edition has had extensive editorial changes. 'It is romcom writing at its best; dreamy with nostalgia, with a strong, funny and relatable female protagonist and a super sexy leading man. I just loved it! Lia Louis – author of Somewhere Close to Happy 'Call Me, Maybe is all your teenage fantasies come true. Chapman writes with such warmth about love, family and friendship that I smiled the whole way through this delightfully charming book.' Laura Pearson, author of Nobody's Wife