Fireside

Author: David Hope

Publisher: D.C. Thomson & Company

ISBN: 9780851168333

Category: American poetry

Page: 108

View: 2315

A wide selection of new poems, plus a few old favourites, is the inspiration for The Fireside Book?s illustrators. Talented artists with a variety of styles capture the poets? words in subtle shades, bold colours and delicate pastels. The result is an attractive and accessible poetry anthology.

Fireside

Author: Parragon Books Ltd

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781845356477

Category:

Page: N.A

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Christmas Fireside Stories

A collection of heart-warming Christmas short stories from six bestselling authors

Author: Margaret Dickinson,Annie Murray,Diane Allen,Rita Bradshaw,Mary Wood,Pam Weaver

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447276825

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 5650

Christmas at Briar Farm by Diane Allen Christmas preparations are in full swing at Briar farm as the Bainbridge family get ready for a traditional 1960s Christmas - with all the trimmings. Kate's Miracle by Rita Bradshaw Its Christmas 1919 and things are looking bleak for Kate and her two small children in the north of England. That is until Kate discovers the strength of friendship and community at Christmas time . . . The Gift by Margaret Dickinson Christmas Eve, 1914. A moment of hope unites soldiers on both sides of the firing line as the spirit of Christmas crosses even the divides of war, and an act of generosity changes one man's life forever. Christmas at Thalstead Halt by Annie Murray At Thalstead Halt, the station master has the unexpected task of sheltering snow bound passengers in the run up to Christmas 1886. And the eclectic mix of travellers bring more than one surprise with them . . . You'll Never Know Just How Much I Love You by Pam Weaver Christmas, 1943. The post office at Goring-on-Sea is surrounded by a heavy blanket of winter snow but nothing can stop the last post, or the power of true love at Christmas time. A Wounded Christmas by Mary Wood Can friendship, humour and a Boxing Day party help to ease the sorrows of 1942? A heart-warming story featuring characters from the saga novel Proud of You. Christmas Fireside Stories is a delightful festive collection of short stories that includes delicious Christmas recipes recommended by the authors as well as extracts from Pan Macmillan's favourite saga novels.

The Friendship Book

Author: Francis Gay

Publisher: Dc Thomson & Company Limited

ISBN: 9781845350505

Category: Poetry

Page: 180

View: 1765

A wonderful annual read that provides day after day heartfelt, warming, uplifting thoughts for the reader. Full of memorable quotes and color photoghraphs that remind the reader of the charm and beauty of nature that surrounds us.

The Creative Curve

How to Develop the Right Idea, at the Right Time

Author: Allen Gannett

Publisher: Currency

ISBN: 1524761729

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 9306

Big data entrepreneur Allen Gannett overturns the mythology around creative genius, and reveals the science and secrets behind achieving breakout commercial success in any field. We have been spoon-fed the notion that creativity is the province of genius -- of those favored, brilliant few whose moments of insight arrive in unpredictable flashes of divine inspiration. And if we are not a genius, we might as well pack it in and give up. Either we have that gift, or we don’t. But Allen shows that simply isn’t true. Recent research has shown that there is a predictable science behind achieving commercial success in any creative endeavor, from writing a popular novel to starting up a successful company to creating an effective marketing campaign. As the world’s most creative people have discovered, we are enticed by the novel and the familiar. By understanding the mechanics of what Gannett calls “the creative curve” – the point of optimal tension between the novel and the familiar – everyone can better engineer mainstream success. In a thoroughly entertaining book that describes the stories and insights of everyone from the Broadway team behind Dear Evan Hansen, to the founder of Reddit, from the Chief Content Officer of Netflix to Michelin star chefs, Gannett reveals the four laws of creative success and identifies the common patterns behind their achievement.

Me to We

Finding Meaning in a Material World

Author: Craig Kielburger,Marc Kielburger

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470739886

Category: Self-Help

Page: 320

View: 9746

For everyone who has ever yearned for a better life and a better world, Craig and Marc Kielburger share a blueprint for personal and social change that has the power to transform lives, one act at a time. Through inspirational contributions from people from all walks of life, the Kielburgers reveal that a more fulfilling path is ours for the taking when we find the courage to reach out. Me To We is an approach to life that leads us to recognize what is truly valuable, make new decisions about the way we want to live, and re-define the goals we set for ourselves and the legacy we want to leave. Written by individuals who have followed the Me To We philosophy, including Oprah Winfrey, Richard Gere, Queen Noor, and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Above all, it creates new ways of measuring happiness, meaning, and success in our lives, and makes sure these elusive goals are attainable at last. Best of all, Me to We is relevant to all readers including parents, young people, seniors and business leaders providing practical ways on how to incorporate this philosophy into your lives. Be inspired and share the feeling with your neighbours, friends and family. Your life will never be the same!

Herbal Healing for Women

Author: Rosemary Gladstar

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501175556

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 304

View: 1920

Simple, safe, and effective herbal remedies for women of all ages. For centuries women have turned to herbs to cope with a wide variety of health problems and conditions. Comprehensive and easy-to-use, Herbal Healing for Women explains how to create remedies—including teas, tinctures, salves, and ointments—for the common disorders that arise in the different cycles of a woman's life. Covering adolescence, childbearing years, pregnancy and childbirth, and menopause, Rosemary Gladstar teaches how herbs can be used to treat the symptoms of conditions such as acne, PMS, morning sickness, and hot flashes. A complete women's health-care manual, Herbal Healing for Women discusses: -common disorders and the herbs that are effective for treating them -how to select and store herbs -preparation of hundreds of herbal remedies -an alphabetical listing of herbs, including a brief description of the herb, the general medicinal usage, and when necessary, warnings about potential side effects. By explaining the properties of specific herbs and the art of preparation, Rosemary Gladstar demonstrates not only how to achieve healing through herbs but good health as well.

Designing with Plants

Author: Piet Oudolf,Noel Kingsbury

Publisher: Conran Octopus

ISBN: 9781840915266

Category: Color in gardening

Page: 160

View: 2656

Piet Oudolf's gardens excite the senses and stir the emotions. Representing a giant step forward from the conventional colour-themed border, this new approach to gardening gives just as much emphasis to form, texture, light and movement as it does to colour. Individual plants are used as harmonious elements in luxuriant and atmospheric plantings. Written in collaboration with Noël Kingsbury, Designing with Plants is an informative and visually breathtaking study of Piet Oudolf's planting theory and practice, and it provides all the advice necessary to create the same effects in your own garden.Beginning with the building blocks of planting design, a visual sourcebook of Planting Palettes illustrates some of the huge choice available in terms of form, texture and colour. The following chapter explains, with the use of planting plans and diagrams, how to combine these basic elements to create stunning and sculptural planting schemes. Theory is put into practice in Planting Moods in which stunning photography demonstrates how to create a particular feeling or atmosphere, and Year-Round Planting emphasizes the importance of choosing plants to give value throughout the seasons so that they contribute to the garden in death as well as in life. Rounding off with a detailed directory of key plants, Designing with Plants is destined to become an inspiration to all gardeners who wish to create, in Piet's words, 'an impression and an expression of nature'.

Traditional British Cooking

Author: Hilaire Walden

Publisher: Southwater Pub

ISBN: 9781844760718

Category: Cooking

Page: 256

View: 4010

A truly comprehensive guide to the very best of British traditional cooking, with over 200 recipes drawn from all over the British Isles.

Becoming Kareem

Growing Up On and Off the Court

Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar,Raymond Obstfeld

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0316555339

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 304

View: 2301

The first memoir for young readers by sports legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. At one time, Lew Alcindor was just another kid from New York City with all the usual problems: He struggled with fitting in, with pleasing a strict father, and with overcoming shyness that made him feel socially awkward. But with a talent for basketball, and an unmatched team of supporters, Lew Alcindor was able to transform and to become Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. From a childhood made difficult by racism and prejudice to a record-smashing career on the basketball court as an adult, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's life was packed with "coaches" who taught him right from wrong and led him on the path to greatness. His parents, coaches Jack Donahue and John Wooden, Muhammad Ali, Bruce Lee, and many others played important roles in Abdul-Jabbar's life and sparked him to become an activist for social change and advancement. The inspiration from those around him, and his drive to find his own path in life, are highlighted in this personal and awe-inspiriting journey. Written especially for young readers, Becoming Kareem chronicles how Kareem Abdul-Jabbar become the icon and legend he is today, both on and off the court.

Fireside Poetry

Author: Girley Tegama

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781502495525

Category: Poetry

Page: 124

View: 3178

This is a poetry collection of thoughts that were scribbled down on newspaper corners, fast food wrappers, napkins, post-it notes and assorted sheets of paper. These same thoughts found their way to Facebook where the author found a conduit to the world through which she could express herself. Girley discovered that other people could relate to her stories and writings, and that she could relate to the experiences of others. It inspired her to want to write more.

The Encore

A Memoir in Three Acts

Author: Charity Tillemann-Dick

Publisher: Atria Books

ISBN: 150110232X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 1930

In this “heartrending, passionate, and surprisingly humorous account of the conjunction between art and death” (Andrew Solomon, New York Times bestselling author), acclaimed opera singer Charity Tillemann-Dick recounts her remarkable journey from struggling to draw a single breath to singing at the most prestigious venues in the world after receiving not one but two double lung transplants. Charity Tillemann-Dick was a vivacious young American soprano studying at the celebrated Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest when she received devastating news: her lungs were failing, her heart was three and a half sizes too big, and she would die within five years. Medical experts advised Charity to abandon her musical dreams, but if her time was running out, she wanted to spend it doing what she loved. In just three years, she endured two double lung transplants and had to slowly learn to breathe, walk, talk, eat, and sing again. With new lungs and fierce determination, she eventually fell in love, rebuilt her career, and reclaimed her life. More than a decade after her diagnosis, she has a chart-topping album, performs around the globe, and is a leading voice for organ donation. Weaving Charity’s extraordinary tale of triumph with those of opera’s greatest heroines, The Encore illuminates the indomitable human spirit and is “an uplifting story of overcoming significant odds to fulfill a dream” (Kirkus Reviews).

The Gathering

Author: Anne Enright

Publisher: Black Cat

ISBN: 9780802170392

Category: Fiction

Page: 260

View: 3887

As nine members of the Hegarty clan gather for the wake of their drowned brother Liam, his sister Veronica remembers the secret he shared with her about what happened in their grandmother's house thirty years ago, a betrayal that spans three generations.

Fire and Fury

Inside the Trump White House

Author: Michael Wolff

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 1250158079

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

View: 4085

#1 New York Times Bestseller With extraordinary access to the West Wing, Michael Wolff reveals what happened behind-the-scenes in the first nine months of the most controversial presidency of our time in Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House. Since Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, the country—and the world—has witnessed a stormy, outrageous, and absolutely mesmerizing presidential term that reflects the volatility and fierceness of the man elected Commander-in-Chief. This riveting and explosive account of Trump’s administration provides a wealth of new details about the chaos in the Oval Office, including: -- What President Trump’s staff really thinks of him -- What inspired Trump to claim he was wire-tapped by President Obama -- Why FBI director James Comey was really fired -- Why chief strategist Steve Bannon and Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner couldn’t be in the same room -- Who is really directing the Trump administration’s strategy in the wake of Bannon’s firing -- What the secret to communicating with Trump is -- What the Trump administration has in common with the movie The Producers Never before in history has a presidency so divided the American people. Brilliantly reported and astoundingly fresh, Fire and Fury shows us how and why Donald Trump has become the king of discord and disunion. “Essential reading.”—Michael D’Antonio, author of Never Enough: Donald Trump and the Pursuit of Success, CNN.com “Not since Harry Potter has a new book caught fire in this way...[Fire and Fury] is indeed a significant achievement, which deserves much of the attention it has received.”—The Economist

Dr. Strange

Author: Stan Lee

Publisher: Marvel Comics Group

ISBN: 9780785111801

Category: Comic books, strips, etc

Page: 270

View: 5108

Master of the Mystic Arts, a sorcerer supreme, a white knight who wields black magic against blacker villains. Doctor Strange is mankind's only hope against the dark other-worldly forces that conspire to steal the life of the conscious world - forces such as Baron Mordo, the Dread Dormammu, Nightmare, Aggamon, The House of Shadows, Loki, the Mindless Ones, and more. Collects Strange Tales #110-111, 114-141

Deadfellas

Author: Jon D'Amore

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780985300050

Category: Dead

Page: 210

View: 8348

"In this satirical follow-up to his memoir, The Boss Always Sits In The Back, it takes a story like Deadfellas to bring together a melange of genres that cause us to laugh at what we know... and fear what we don't. Deadfellas is far from your normal mob story. Once four guys from New Jersey are sent to Nevada to whack a two-bit casino manager, then accidentally invoke an Indian curse that awakens the dead who've been buried there over the last four decades... and all Mafioso." --