Chocky

Author: John Wyndham

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 159017853X

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

View: 6559

In Chocky, pioneering science-fiction master John Wyndham confronts an enigma as strange as anything found in his classic works The Day of the Triffids or The Chrysalids—the mind of a child. It’s not terribly unusual for a boy to have an imaginary friend, but Matthew’s parents have to agree that his—nicknamed Chocky—is anything but ordinary. Why, Chocky demands to know, are there twenty-four hours in a day? Why are there two sexes? Why can’t Matthew solve his math homework using a logical system like binary code? When the questions Chocky asks become too advanced and, frankly, too odd for teachers to answer, Matthew’s parents start to wonder if Chocky might be something far stranger than a figment of their son’s imagination. Chocky, the last novel Wyndham published during his life, is a playful investigation of what being human is all about, delving into such matters as child-rearing, marriage, learning, artistic inspiration—and ending with a surprising and impassioned plea for better human stewardship of the earth.

Slugs and Snails and Puppy Dogs' Tails

Author: Phil Dyson

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 149698899X

Category: Poetry

Page: 108

View: 3849

The poems in this book are selected from a lifetime of 'poetical prosing'. They have been placed in an order which suggests the changes from childhood to old age. Before putting it into the hands of your nearest and dearest, you'd better read them yourself.

Das versteckte Volk

Roman

Author: John Wyndham

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 364119167X

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 1692

Die Wüste lebt! Es ist das ehrgeizigste Projekt, das je unternommen wurde: Die Verwandlung der Sahara in ein künstliches Meer. Doch niemand ahnt, dass ein Volk von Pygmäen in den riesigen Höhlensystemen unter der Wüste lebt. Es hat sich vor Jahrtausenden dorthin zurückgezogen, um der Dürre zu entfliehen. Als Mark Sunnet und seine Freundin mit dem Flugzeug notlanden müssen, entdecken sie durch puren Zufall dieses versteckte Volk. Doch das steht den Neuankömmlingen, die ihre Welt zu zerstören drohen, nicht freundlich gegenüber ...

Chocky's Come Home

Author: Frank Weissenborn,Guy Browning

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780958629003

Category: Boys

Page: 153

View: 4521

An exploration of the past reflecting on whether adults recreate their own past, what sense they make of the past and whether we can ever be free of the past. The themes of alienation, despair and life without vision are explored through the story of a young boy reaching adolescence in a small mid-western town where hopelessness is endemic.

Macaroons & Biscuits

The Australian Women's Weekly

Author: Octopus

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1907428577

Category: Cooking

Page: 120

View: 5281

This book is full of all your favourite macaroons and biscuits, as well as biscotti and slices. It's the sort of book you'll refer to again and again, you'll teach your children how to make biscuits from it and they'll teach their children. There are recipes for plain biscuits, iced biscuits, biscuits with creamy fillings, slices and biscotti. Everything you expect to find is here: shortbread, chocolate chip cookies, melting moments, caramel slice, coconut slice, macaroons. Each recipe is explained simply so even a beginner will have immediate success.

One Tough Ombre

Author: John Sandifer

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469157144

Category: History

Page: 249

View: 4973

The 90th Texas Oklahoma Division was nick-named The Tough Ombres. The men wore a T/O patch on their shoulders. But it was anything but tough when it hit Utah Beach and tried to move inland. Taking terrible casualties and making stupid mistakes, the Division was called the worst on the continent by top brass. Charles Sarge Goodson, a farm kid from Childress, Texas, came to the 90th Division as another green replacement. He was intensely proud of the Tough Ombres. But both Charles and the 90th Division had some fast growing up to do if they were going to survive.

Easy Cupcakes by Colour

Author: Octopus

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1907428550

Category: Cooking

Page: 120

View: 7499

Pink, white, yellow, blue, green or chocolate - choose the colour that suits your taste, your theme or your china - and then charm and delight your friends with these divine little cakes. Quirky and witty and incredibly simple, you can make a selection for a birthday party or arrange them in tiers for a stunning cake for a wedding or other celebration.

100 (Yes, 100!) Job Search Tips

Author: Janet Ritt Chocky

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 146703441X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 60

View: 8125

100 Job Search Tips (Yes, 100!) contains valuable, practical, and functional guidelines for landing the job you want. The truth is, we often need help. In writing this book, I hope to assist others with their job search strategies. Locating a job is a process. The harsh reality is, this is not a fun process! I hope to provide some no-nonsense approaches to the job search. This is not a formal book, as formality is not my style. However, a job search needs to be handled with decorum and maturity. Some of these tips will direct you in the proper manner in which to conduct your job search. You will gain knowledge of how to interview properly, how to negotiate a fair salary, where to look for a job, how to keep your job, how to handle stress, how to handle time management, and how to maintain your sanity through this progression. You are in charge of your career. With this book, I intend for you to have the support you need with some useful tips geared for just about anyone in any field of employment. Good luck!

The Hill and Beyond: Children's Television Drama - An Encyclopedia

Author: Mark J. Docherty,Alistair D. McGown

Publisher: British Film Institute

ISBN: 9780851708782

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 296

View: 6492

The variety of children's television drama is recalled in this book. It lists entries on every British-made children's drama to have been shown on UK screens since 1950. Critical appraisals assess the kind of stories told for children, along with all the technical data and trivia.

Das rote Haus

Author: Mark Haddon

Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag

ISBN: 3641086868

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 7849

1 Haus + 2 Familien = 100 Dramen In den letzten 15 Jahren haben Angela und ihr Bruder Richard nur einen Nachmittag miteinander verbracht. Denn sie leben in unterschiedlichen Welten: er als erfolgreicher Radiologe in Edinburgh, sie als Lehrerin, die nicht nur ihre drei Kinder, sondern auch noch ihren Mann, einen Luftikus, ernähren muss. Doch jetzt, nach dem Tod ihrer Mutter, mietet Richard für eine Woche ein altes, rotes Herrenhaus in Herefordshire und lädt seine Schwester und deren Familie ein. Richard selbst kommt mit seiner zweiten Ehefrau und seiner Stieftochter Melissa, einer hübschen, selbstbewussten, permanent auf Flirt gepolten 15-Jährigen, die Angelas ältestem Sohn den Kopf verdreht. Und nicht nur ihm, sondern zur Verwirrung aller auch noch Angelas Tochter, die gerade erst zu einer religiösen Schwärmerin mutiert war. Eine moderne Patchworkfamilie trifft auf eine Großfamilie traditionellen Stils, Generation Facebook steht den Rockopas gegenüber. Das Ergebnis: Allenthalben lauern Abgründe, schwelen komische und ernste Konflikte – bis ein lang zurückreichendes Trauma, das Angelas gesamtes Familienleben überschattet hat, endlich aufbricht.

KURT COBAIN

Author: Gilbert Chocky

Publisher: Second Hope

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 188

View: 3437

Kurt Cobain adalah legenda. Komunitas musik di seluruh penjuru dunia mengapresiasi karya-karyanya, menghormati kebesaran namanya, dan mengakui kualitas musik yang dibuatnya bersama Chris Novoselic serta Dave Grohl dalam band Nirvana. Sedangkan masyarakat internasional pada umumnya menyandingkan Cobain dengan para pahlawan dan orang-orang yang telah berjasa bagi kehidupan umat manusia.

Mister Fortunes letztes Paradies

Author: Sylvia Townsend Warner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783293203211

Category:

Page: 192

View: 919

Mister Fortune, ehemals Buchhalter und spätberufener Missionar, wagt sein erstes Abenteuer. Er lässt sich, als einziger Weißer, auf der Pazifikinsel Fanua nieder, um den armen Wilden die christliche Heilsbotschaft zu verkünden. Doch ein listiger Dämon, unfassbar, aber allgegenwärtig, stellt sich dem beflissenen Laientheologen in den Weg, um die paradiesische Insel und ihre Bewohner im Urzustand zu erhalten. Nach drei beschwerlichen Jahren im Dienst der Kirche ist der glücklose Mister Fortune um eine zweifelhafte Bekehrung und eine unzweifelhafte Einsicht reicher. >Dieser Roman leuchtet in den Farben von Gauguins Bildern. Nürnberger Nachrichten Ein meisterhaft ironisches Buch voll herrlicher Situationskomik.

Alles so weit im Griff

Roman

Author: Fiona Neill

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 9783404158447

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 4324

Für Lucy Sweeney bedeutet Mutterglück vor allem eines: den permanenten Ausnahmezustand. Zeit für biologisch-dynamische Kinderkost? Verführerisches Outfit? Oder gar Sex mit dem Ehemann? Schön wärs. Die täglichen Herausforderungen, die dasbunte Chaos namens Familienleben mit sich bringt, erfordern Lucys ganzes Improvisationstalent. Und von dem geheimnisvollen Robert, der sie zu verwegenen Tagträumen inspiriert, wollen wir gar nicht erst reden ... Oder doch?

City of God

A Novel

Author: Paulo Lins

Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

ISBN: 155584684X

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 2977

The searing novel on which the internationally acclaimed hit film was based. “A Scarface-like urban epic . . . punctuated with lyricism and longing” (Publishers Weekly). City of God is a gritty, gorgeous tour de force from one of Brazil’s most notorious slums. Cidade de Deus: a place where the streets are awash with narcotics, where violence can erupt at any moment over drugs, money, and love—but also a place where the samba beat rocks till dawn, where the women are the most beautiful on earth, and where one young man wants to escape his background and become a photographer. When City of God erupted on screens worldwide, it became one of the most critically and commercially successful foreign films of recent years. But few were aware of the story behind the film. Written by Paulo Lins, who grew up in the favela (shantytown) Cidade de Deus in Rio de Janeiro and who spent years researching its gang history, City of God began life as a coruscating, harrowing novelistic account of twenty years in the illicit pursuits of the youth gangs born from the favela. “With plot devices sometimes as minimal as the dawning of a new day, City of God seems more like a mosaic than a novel, but it’s a mosaic with unforgettably vibrant colors.” —Booklist

Models for Writing

6

Author: Chris Buckton

Publisher: Ginn

ISBN: 9780602296926

Category: English language

Page: 96

View: 9701

The "Models for Writing" books provide a complete programme to teach the writing process through shared, guided and extended work. Based on the National Literacy Strategy requirements, the books feature sentence-level focus, lively activities, and an easy-to-use solution for differentiation.