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A year's worth of simple, sumptuous recipes that are hassle free--minimizing cooking and clean-up; maximizing variety and appeal. Everything from hearty beef borscht to spicy Thai chicken noodles.
Autobiography of Abdul Sattar Edhi. His charity network has spread across the entire length and breadth of Pakistan and has extended his services internationally. The system he has established is a model for a welfare state that he hopes will one day be adopted by the Third World. (description from http://www.myoffstreet.com/Karachi/Post/2452)
Adele's soulful voice, catchy hits, and vulnerable personality have won her critical acclaim and widespread popularity. She has topped the charts in 18 countries and swept the top awards at the 2012 Grammys--but who is she? How has her tempestuous life that influenced her heartbreaking tracks? How did she overcome the challenges that threatened to derail her career? InAdele, veteran celebrity biographer Chas Newkey-Burden traces her story from her childhood in London, where she began singing at the age of four. During her teenage years she wrote her own music and attended the BRIT school, alongside the likes of Leona Lewis. After posting demos on her MySpace webpage, she earned a record deal and quickly captured hearts. Adele remains an unlikely icon. Her looks are unusual in a formulaic world of celebrity image, she suffers badly with pre-stage nerves, and she once canceled a crucial promotional trip to the U. S. because she felt too down to travel. This is a full, unflinching portrait of a genuine talent and inspiring, uncompromising woman--the curvy girl next door who conquered the world.
Adieu, Betty Crocker continues the very well received Fillion Family Saga, which began with A Good Life and was followed by The Extraordinary Garden. In this, the third volume, Benoît investigates the life of his mother's sister, Arlette, who was a domestic presence in the extended family, but who remained a mystery to her nephew. Arlette's story appears simple at the first: she was a traditional stay-at-home mother in the 1960s and 1970s, with a home in the suburbs of Montreal, two children, and a husband who drove buses. She was always prepared for visitors, with Rice Krispies Squares or cookies on her ultra-spotless table. When her husband died in a freak accident, she was left financially well off; she should have been comfortable. But something was wrong -- something on which Benoît is not able to put his finger. Through beautiful prose and a glorious translation, the reader discovers the story of Arlette in the voices of her nephew, her son, her daughter, and, finally, herself. A tragedy, the story of Arlette is also a story of grace, courage under pressure.
Adventures in Kate Bush and Theory will present Kate Bush as you have never seen her before. Here is the polymorphously perverse Kate, the witchy Kate, the queer Kate; the Kate who moves beyond the mime. Drawing on cutting edge feminist philosophy, critical theory and queer studies, Adventures in Kate Bush and Theory makes theory accessible to new audiences. Through analysis of the music, film, video and dance of Kate Bush, it breaks down boundaries between the academic and popular, showing that theory can be sordid, funny and relevant - despite what most people think.
Between 1789 and 1848 two vast upheavals--one originating in England, the other in France--catapulted the world into modernity. This magisterial volume follows the death of ancient traditions, the triumph of new classes, and the emergence of new technologies, sciences, and ideologies, with vast intellectual daring and aphoristic elegance. Part of Eric Hobsbawm's epic four-volume history of the modern world, along with The Age of Capitalism, The Age of Empire, and The Age of Extremes.
It is the year 1801. Polly Forster is a beautiful but penniless Northumbrian girl who longs to escape from a stifling, unhappy existence as a companion to a miserly spinster cousin. And now her chance has come. The romantic and mysterious man she has met at the home of a friend has charged her with a dangerous mission--to carry an urgent and unknown message to the last remaining Jacobites among the Scottish settlers in Nova Scotia. In a moment of mad passion she accepts the charge--and his offer of a rendezvous in Canada and a promise of marriage. Polly embarks on the Agnes MacVeagh, a sailing ship bound for Pictou, Nova Scotia, with a cargo of refugees from the Highland Clearances in Scotland. But on the hazardous voyage Polly is assailed by doubts. New friends have opened wider vistas for her, and unexpected incidents force her to question her reckless actions and her relationship with Lucian, a man whom she barely knows. Does he really love her? What will happen if he breaks his word? What is in the Jacobite letter? And how much does the British government agent on the ship, the handsome, fascinating yet enigmatic Augustus Fenwick, know about Polly's curious involvement in a treasonable enterprise that is punishable by hanging? Polly must discover the answers to these and many other questions before the perilous voyage is ended if she is to find the happiness she seeks in the new world.
Constantinople, 672 AD. Ex-concubine Anna is attempting to raise her daughter well, but as an Arab invasion threatens. Kallinikos, an alchemist working on a secret weapon to use in the siege, comes into their lives, and a secret about her daughter is forced into the open. Anna must accept huge upheaval, and recognize her feelings for Kallinikos ...
The settings for the stories in Altered Voices whirl dizzyingly from the past to the future, from deep space to rural suburbia, from an unstoppable snowstorm to the blazing summer sun. The characters range from genetically enhanced humans to tiny sea creatures, from giants to fairies, from stone monsters to ghosts. Here is everything from humor to tragedy, fantasy to horror: an imaginative collection from nine very different writers.
They have names like Barmy Bernie, Daft Donald, and Steamin' Sammy. They like lager (in huge quantities), the Queen, football clubs (especially Manchester United), and themselves. Their dislike encompasses the rest of the known universe, and England's soccer thugs express it in ways that range from mere vandalism to riots that terrorize entire cities. Now Bill Buford, editor of the prestigious journal Granta, enters this alternate society and records both its savageries and its sinister allure with the social imagination of a George Orwell and the raw personal engagement of a Hunter Thompson.
An Ancient Evil: The Knight's Tale of Mystery and Murder as He Goes on Pilgrimage from London to Canterbury (Canterbury Tales of Mystery And Murder #1)by P. C. Doherty
An Ancient Evil inaugurates an ingenious new series of historical mysteries by P. C. Doherty, each one using characters from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. In Chaucer's poem, the pilgrims narrate tales to pass the time during their journey to the sacred shrine of Canterbury,Doherty's pilgrims entertain their companions with stories of mystery, terror, and murder. The Knight's Tale begins with the story of an ancient evil: the destruction of a sinister vampire cult that thrived in the wilderness of Oxfordshire during the reign of William the Conqueror. The tale then leaps two hundred years ahead to Oxford, where students are disappearing and citizens are murdered in a bizarre and brutal fashion. The sheriff of the city and the university authorities are baffled, but Lady Constance, Abbess of the Convent of St. Anne's, believes the murders are connected with the legends of the cult, and petitions the king for help. Two investigators, special commissioner Sir Godfrey Evesden and royal clerk Alexander McBain, arrive in Oxford and begin an investigation. The Archbishop of Canterbury sends unusual assistance in the person of the blind exorcist Dame Edith Mohun who, as a girl, had a horrifying experience with what may have been a remnant of that ancient cult. What this trio discovers and the repercussions for the city and the university form the scarily delightful plot of this novel.
In 1298, Edward I of England invaded Scotland and brutally sacked the town of Berwick, razing to the ground the Red House of the Flemings who had permission to trade there. He little knew his action would have far-reaching repercussions. A year later, Edward convokes a great assembly of the realm in St Paul's Cathedral. They are to hear Mass after which the main celebrant, Walter de Montfort, has been delegated to lecture the King on not taxing the Church. During the Mass, de Montfort dies a sudden and violent death. Hugh Corbett, the King's clerk, is given the task of solving the mystery and tracking down the murderer. Against the background of Edward's struggle to maintain himself, both at home and abroad, Corbett's investigations become tortuous and laced with danger ...
In autumn 1379, the power of the British crown is invested in John of Gaunt, and the kingdom is seething with discontent. The French are attacking the southern ports and peasants are planning a revolt organized by a mysterious leader who proclaims himself "IRA DEI," the anger of God. Meanwhile Gaunt's tenuous plans are plunged into chaos by a series of bloody murders in London. In desperation, Gaunt turns to Sir John Cranston to catch the killer and recover a vanished king's ransom in gold. Together with his ally Brother Athelstan, Cranston must face threats from the most powerful classes as well as attacks from the seedy underworld--along with a chilling exorcism--in order to bring a subtle murderer to justice.
This classic treatise is an indispensable schooling aid containing detailed advice on fitting equipment, handling the reins, and long reining techniques for horses.
It began when satellite photos revealed certain anomalies along the border of Saudi Arabia and Jordan -- entire areas where there was no longer any sign of life. That, combined with reports from Iraq that some nomadic tribes had been decimated by a mysterious illness, could mean a global nightmare was becoming a reality -- someone was perfecting a more effective, more deadly form of germ warfare. But who?The American government had to get to the truth behind the lies and the rumors, and quickly. With no time to lose, they turned to the only man who could be trusted to handle the volatile situation -- reluctant agent T.C. Bogner. Only Bogner could hope to infiltrate the circle of arms dealers and survive long enough under cover to track down the source of the deadly, unholy gas. But even for Bogner it was a near-impossible mission...with the fate of millions hanging in the balance.
In the summer of 1302 the famous Robin of Locksley, popularly known as Robin Hood, has gone back to his outlaw ways in Sherwood Forest where he battles against royal authority, culminating in the barborous massacre of royal tax collectors and the mysterious murder of Sir Eustace Vechey, one of the sheriffs of Nottingham. Corbett and his two faithful servants Ranulf and Maltote are sent to Nottingham where they find fresh mysteries: why are three arrows shot into the air above Nottingham Castle on the 13th of every month? Who is the traitor in Nottingham Castle? And why have the French despatched an agent to assassinate Corbett?
It is the summer of 1380 and the corpse of Edwin Chapler--clerk of the Office of the Green Wax of the Chancery--has been pulled from the Thames. Though Chapler's death was caused by drowning, he also received a vicious blow to the back of the head before his plunge into the river. Bartholomew Drayton--a usurer and money-lender--is then found dead in his strongroom, a crossbow firmly embedded in his chest. Sir John Cranston, the Coroner of the City of London, comes to survey the scene and is perplexed to find the windowless strongroom was locked and barred from the inside at the time of the murder. When other clerks are found murdered, each with a riddle pinned to his corpse, Cranston enlists the help of his secretarius Brother Athelstan, and together they must pit their wits against a deadly adversary bent on murder and mayhem.
This book has brought together leading international experts to explore the similarities and the differences between autism and blindness. Current research with children as well as adults is described comparing early psychological development from a range of perspectives such as language, memory, thought and feelings as well as providing critical reviews of educational and intervention programmes. New developments in the field have sparked debate that is well represented here and touches on a variety of issues ranging from musical talent to the basis of 'connectedness' to others. The readership will be drawn from many fields reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of the topic and will include researchers and practitioners in psychology and psychiatry as well as educationalists, therapists, classroom teachers and parents.
WHAT'S IN A NAME? Finding the perfect name for a new little girl or boy is great fun, but just how do you choose? This helpful book will tell you everything you need to know about both the old favourites and the less familiar names - from Aaron to Zoe, they're all here, with meanings, famous bearers and other interesting snippets. Did you know that Algernon should really have a moustache? That Beverly should come from Yorkshire? Or that Kylie might have originated from an Australian aboriginal word meaning boomerang? And it's useful not just for naming baby, but also for looking up your own and your friends' names
When Cathy is first asked to foster one-day old Harrison her only concern is if she will remember how to look after a baby. But upon collecting Harrison from the hospital, Cathy realises she has more to worry than she thought when she discovers that his background is shrouded in secrecy. She isn't told why Harrison is in foster care and his social worker says only a few are aware of his very existence, and if his whereabouts became known his life, and that of his parents, could be in danger. Cathy tries to put her worries aside as she looks after Harrison, a beautiful baby, who is alert and engaging. Cathy and her children quickly bond with Harrison although they know that, inevitably, he will eventually be adopted. But when a woman Cathy doesn't know starts appearing in the street outside her house acting suspiciously, Cathy fears for her own family's safety and demands some answers from Harrison's social worker. The social worker tells Cathy a little but what she says is very disturbing. How is this woman connected to Harrison and can she answer the questions that will affect Harrison's whole life?
A collection of 5 stories. In each, a child befriends an elderly person.
Balanced Website Design (BWD) is a new methodology that fuses the strengths of traditional structured, stepped, and iterative approaches and a sharp focus on defining and achieving the desired characteristics of purpose, usability and aesthetics absolutely essential requirements for any website. The book includes discussions of new perspectives on usability and aesthetics in the special context of website design. BWD is suitable for all types of websites, for individual and/or team projects, and should prove to be of significant value for even the most experienced of website designers. BWD provides guidance, structure and detailed documentation/process support for the activity of designing and implementing your next website a?? helping you maximise its effectiveness and relevance. Features: A stepped, iterative, comprehensively structured, and easy to follow approach to website design. An approach that identifies and balances design needs with specific design ideas across each of aesthetics, usability and purpose components New perspectives on usability and aesthetics Specially designed documentation provided to facilitate and support each process step.
Based on the life of William the Conqueror, this book focuses on his troubled relationships with members of his family.
Barghouti (a founding member of the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel and the Palestinian Civil Society Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign) lays out the case for adopting similar tactics against Israeli injustice towards the Palestinians that successfully ended South African apartheid--namely, constructing an international boycott, divestment, and sanctions campaign, led by Palestinian civil society groups, to isolate Israel until it fully complies with its obligation under international law. Specifically, Barghouti (and his colleagues) demand an end to the occupation and colonization of all lands occupied in 1967 and a dismantling of the "apartheid wall" in the West Bank; recognition of the right of Palestinian citizens of Israel to full equality; and respecting, protecting, and promoting the right of return for Palestinian refugees. He reflects on the reasons why such a campaign is needed (i.e., Israeli intransigence and American international hegemony), explores lessons from the anti-apartheid boycott movement, and considers issues of tactics and strategy. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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