DIV Jake’s dad is away and his pregnant mum is in hospital, so his granny is looking after Jake - or so they think. But Gran has changed. She tends to be dazed or confused, fills Jake’s sandwiches with strange combinations of food, leaves the cooker on, and wanders down the road in her nightie in the middle of the night. Jake doesn’t want to worry his parents, so he tries to look after Gran himself. But help comes from a mysterious quarter, in the form of a strange, ghostly girl called Verity. Birth, death, and the rites of passage in family life that connect them are beautifully portrayed through the eyes of a young teenage boy. /div
Author: Rosemary Hayes
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Books
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Sixteen stories deal with a prehistoric couple, a novel-writing computer, the meeting of a man's wife and mistress, an eccentric aunt, and a spurned lover.
Author: Sybil Claiborne
Publisher: Academy Chicago Publishers
Wuthnow shows that in America there has been a significant change in group affiliations away from traditional civic organizations toward affiliations that respond to individual needs and collective concerns. He looks at the challenges that must be faced if these innovative forms of civic involvement are to flourish.
Joining Together in America's Fragmented Communities
Author: Robert Wuthnow
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Social Science
'Warm, anxious and true - a Little Book of Un-Calm' Caitlin Moran Shortlisted for Non-Fiction Book of the Year at the National Book Awards Sometimes things are more ordinary than you think. And sometimes they're a whole lot odder than you can possibly imagine. By turns poignant, comic and uplifting, Curious is a book of stories from Rebecca Front's life, all of them true, though sometimes perhaps a little bent out of shape in the telling. It is a beguiling celebration of the curiosities of everyday life, and of what it is to be curious - in every sense of the word.
True Stories and Loose Connections
Author: Rebecca Front
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Mother-of-two Rosemary is a woman under pressure. With two difficult teenaged children, a distant husband and a busy job, the stress is mounting. The loss of her internet connection pushes her over the edge. After waiting a month and two failed attempts to fix the problem, a third repair man arrives. When he too says he can't get her back online, his incompetence forces Rosemary to take drastic action. The repair man realises that Rosemary is not as naive as she first appears. She is a woman with a secret and is capable of causing him harm.
Author: Rachel Trezise
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
"Loose Connections" chronicles a m lange of unanticipated couplings. An erotic double image etched into a Victorian ashtray sparks a sensual odyssey. A smokin' birthday party ignites a firestorm of untethered couplings; An absent girlfriend's lonely roommate tenders conspicuously un-platonic companionship; An impromptu blind date inspires a waterbed bacchanal in a rustic, Woodstock cabin; A Canary Island hotel balcony leads an adventurous young girl to an unfathomable passion. Wending his way through fifteen intertwined encounters, Van Chalkstraw, a young man on a lucky streak, embraces a string of temporary, but unforgettable soul mates. A movie star penthouse overlooking London's Hyde Park sets the stage for a reunion with the voluptuous English woman who once shared his life. A silver blue lightning bolt illuminates a Brooklyn tenement rooftop, driving a shy date to a frenzy; Chained to a chair in a Las Vegas hotel suite, by an urban Amazon with a taste for flamenco, Van embraces his dark side. Companion Piece, the concluding story, opens on a transcendentally frigid NYC winter's morning. A chance meeting in a small caf draws Van's hedonistic bride to an extraordinary, glass-walled bedroom high above the city. And, to the realization of a fantasy she's coveted all her life.
Author: Christopher Dowson
Lively, nuanced, and human poetry that records the drama of existence.
Author: Maurice Harmon
Publisher: Salmon Pub Limited
Throughout her analysis, Martin explores how Tepoztecan politics unfolds in the climate of mistrust first nurtured by the role the state in local politics and later by the demands of working with U.S. and western European environmentalists."--BOOK JACKET.
The Politics of Loose Connections
Author: JoAnn Martin
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
Learn the process of investigative response to a fire scene with the practical explanations and insightful case studies offered in this book. Straight-forward and reader-friendly Fire Investigation provides the student as well as the practicing firefighter and fire officer with the essential information to successfully respond to, investigate, and report on, a fire scene. With clear and concise explanations and illustrative examples, Fire Investigation walks the reader through the logical steps necessary to determine the fire origin and cause from understanding the roles and responsibilities of the investigator on scene and how the investigator works with other response teams, to information gathering based on clues, interviews and other resources, to the final documentation, conclusion, and report. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Category: Technology & Engineering
Control Of Machines Is One Of The Most Important Functional Areas For Electrical And Mechanical Engineers Working In Industry. In This Era Of Automation And Control, Every Engineer Has To Acquaint Himself On The Design Installation, And Maintenance Of Control Systems. This Subject Must Find Its Place As A Compulsory Applied Engineering Subject In Degree And Diploma Curriculum.Some Progressive States And Autonomous Institutions Have Already Introduced This Subject In Their Curriculum. In This Book, Static Control And Programmable Controllers Have Been Included Keeping In View The Latest Developments In Modern Industry. Relay And Static Control Have Been Dealt With In Details. Most Of The Control Circuits Included In This Book Have Been Taken From Indian Industry. A Chapter Has Been Devoted To Protection Of Motors And Troubleshooting In Control Circuits.The Chapter On Plc Has Been Made Very Elaborate To Deal With All Aspects Of Logic Controllers. Review Questions Have Been Included At The End Of Each Chapter. The Explanations Of Circuits And Design Procedure Of Control Circuits Have Been Made Very Simple To Help Students Understand Easily. Students, Teachers And Shop Floor And Design Office Engineers Will Find This Book A Very Useful Companion.
Author: S. K. Bhattacharya
Publisher: New Age International
Category: Electric controllers
Only half of a home inspector's challenge is technical--the other half is effective communication with clients.This text is designed both for beginners who need an in-depth introduction and more advanced practitionerslooking for tips, sample dialogue and documents, and anunderstanding of the scope and ethical aspects of a ......
Author: Carson Dunlop
Publisher: Dearborn Real Estate
Category: Technology & Engineering
A group of British expatriates bring comic relief to their tense situation in time leading up to the Six Day War in Egypt.
Author: John Haylock
Publisher: Arcadia Books Limited
This book discusses the rationale for community, the varieties of communities, the effect of social change on communities and many other factors, tying the concept to the various levels of human interaction, from the global to the individual.
Author: John G. Bruhn
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Das erste Rätsel, vor dem ich stand, war: Wie konnte es sein, dass ich immer noch depressiv war, obwohl ich Antidepressiva nahm? Ich machte alles richtig - und doch lief etwas falsch. Warum? Das zweite Rätsel: Warum gibt es heute so viel mehr Menschen, die unter Depressionen und schweren Ängsten leiden? Was hat sich verändert? Da ging mir auf, dass noch ein drittes Rätsel über allem schwebte. Konnte es sein, dass etwas anderes, und nicht die Chemie in meinem Hirn, Depressionen und Ängste bei mir und so vielen anderen Menschen auslöste? Und wenn ja: Was konnte es sein? »Wenn Sie sich jemals niedergeschlagen oder verloren gefühlt haben, wird dieses Buch Ihr Leben ändern.« Elton John »Eine wunderbare und bestechende Analyse.« Hillary Clinton »Ein Buch, das viel über unsere innere Verzweiflung und unseren Lebenswandel verrät« Naomi Klein »Ein brillanter, anregender und radikaler Ansatz zur psychischen Gesundheit« Matt Haig
Die wahren Ursachen von Depressionen - und unerwartete Lösungen
Author: Johann Hari
Very complete and comprehensive manual for the service and repair of all large Marine Diesel Engines. Reprint of the original book from 1946.
Author: Bureau of Ships
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
Welding Set, ARC, Inert Gas Shielded, Plastic Or Metal Lined Gun, for 3/64 In. Wire, DC, 115V, (Linde Model SWM-9-A) FSN 3431-972-7672
truck, forklift, 6000 lbs, variable reach, rough terrain, model 6000M, NSN 3930-01-158-0849 (Army model MHE 269).
Author: United States. Dept. of the Army
Category: Forklift trucks
The force of globalization is making cities change all around the world. Short's study explores how the discourse of globalization has become a major narrative in the restructuring of cities in many parts of the world.
Globalizing Cities in a Capitalist World
Author: John Rennie-Short