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.
Author: John Wyndham
Publisher: New York Review of Books
Author: Mark Daniel
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
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.
Author: Frank Weissenborn,Guy Browning
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.
The Australian Women's Weekly
Publisher: Hachette UK
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.
Author: John Sandifer
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
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!
Author: Janet Ritt Chocky
Category: Business & Economics
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.
Author: Mark J. Docherty,Alistair D. McGown
Publisher: British Film Institute
Category: Performing Arts
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.
Author: Mark Haddon
Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag
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.
Author: Sylvia Townsend Warner
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
Author: Paulo Lins
Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
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.
Author: Chris Buckton
Category: English language