A Sort Of Life

Author: Graham Greene
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1409020185
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Graham Greene's 'long journey through time' began in 1904, when he was born into a tribe of Greenes based in Berkhamstead at the public school where his father was headmaster. In A Sort of Life Greene recalls schooldays and Oxford, adolescent encounters with psychoanalysis and Russian roulette, his marriage and conversion to Catholicism, and how he rashly resigned from The Times when his first novel, The Man Within was published in 1929. A Sort of Life reveals, brilliantly and compellingly, a life lived and an art obsessed by 'the dangerous edge of things'.

Ko M Takitaki Te Tuatahi

Author: Janice Wenn
ISBN: 9780473439156
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A Sort Of Life Autobiography Repr

Author: Graham Greene
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Another Sort Of Life

Author: John Calvert
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1465326383
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Spurred by boredom and maybe a touch of mid-life crisis, a political science professor quits the security of academic life and with just the cash in his pocket, a worn-out station wagon and a cargo of books hits the road in search of something different. economy and the highest unemployment rate since the Great Depression. His new colleagues include neer-do-wells, zanies, bohemians, underachievers, and people temporarily or permanently down on their luck. He joins the new poor an unprecedented class of downwardly mobile people for whom university degrees, diligence, and doing everything right have lost their force and he becomes himself a misfit who cant, or wont, hang onto a job. During his travels he makes a catch-as-catch-can living as an adjunct professor, a field worker, a department store clerk, a civil servant, a door-to-door salesman, a janitor, a car washer, a day laborer, even a seller of blood his own. This is a close-up view of the dark (and now largely neglected) side of the 1980s, also of a subculture which lives just below the surface of middle-class American life and which shares neither in its affluence nor its aspirations. Its a fouryear stroll on the wrong side of the tracks, a tale reminiscent of George Orwells Down and Out in Paris and London, yet leavened with a dash of humor.

A Sort Of Conscience

Author: Philip Temple
Editor: Auckland University Press
ISBN: 1869405684
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A Sort of Conscience is a remarkably engaging study of the Wakefield family and the early settlement of British colonial societies. It draws on a rich store of sources to paint a portrait of a complex family whose influence crossed the globe. At once notorious and visionary, Edward Gibbon Wakefield and his brothers played a key but controversial role in the early British settlement of New Zealand, Australia and Canada. Once famed as New Zealand's 'Founding Fathers', they have since become the arch-villains of all post-colonial scenarios of the past. Deciding that neither myth made good historical sense, Philip Temple decided to produce a biography. In stitching together a net of letters and documents, Temple has produced the most comprehensive account of the family's role in the development of the Commonwealth. This engaging narrative, written in a strong and evocative literary style, relates a story of courage and vision; cupidity and stupidity; high risk and adventure; success against the odds and, ultimately, terrible tragedy. A gripping family story, A Sort of Conscience provides an accessible history of British colonial settlement in Canada, Australia and New Zealand. The work comes complete with scholarly apparatus, including an introduction, extended notes and a bibliography.

The Hygienic Way Of Life

Author: Hereward Carrington
Editor: Health Research Books
ISBN: 9780787301552
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1957 the Argument for Vegetarianism and That "Periodical Check Up." (1957) Perhaps the greatest combination of proofs and arguments on vegetarianism that has ever been assembled.

The Confidential Agent

Author: Graham Greene
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1409020487
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WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY IAN RANKIN. In a small continental country civil war is raging. Once a lecturer in medieval French, now a confidential agent, D is a scarred stranger in a seemingly casual England, sent on a mission to buy coal at any price. Initially, this seems to be a matter of straightforward negotiation, but soon, implicated in murder, accused of possessing false documents and theft, held responsible for the death of a young woman, D becomes a hunted man, tormented by allegiances, doubts and the love of others.

The Value Of Life

Author: John Harris
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134954212
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First published in 1985. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Faith In A Hard Ground

Author: G.E.M. Anscombe
Editor: Andrews UK Limited
ISBN: 1845402839
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Elizabeth Anscombe’s forthright philosophy speaks directly to many religious and ethical issues of current concern.This collection of her essays forms a companion volume to the critically acclaimed Human Life, Action and Ethics, published in 2005.

A Second Lease Of Life

Author: Madeleine Luthi
Editor: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 142518491X
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It is in Australia while on tour with the band that Phillip meets Kid and on an old-fashioned impulse of 'love at first sight' he takes her to the States and marries her – it turns out to be a union made in heaven. Little did he know that Kid would soon be instrumental in re-uniting him with his long lost, shunned and - unadmitted to himself – feared brother. Kid's home-made religion of Nature as the life-giver, her philosophy of making the most out of life by living one day at the time, her wisdom of having faith in the greatness and goodness of people and her instinctive knowledge of the importance of forgiving - even though unknown even to herself – proves to become the driving force Phillip needs to start reconsidering a decision made in his dim youth and never given an opportunity to be reassessed. Brother David had been sent to fight a war he didn't understand; against an enemy he did not recognize. He came back in one piece, possibly thanks to his superlative skills in karate fighting, but back in his home country he spends years running from the police and from the law - years of confusion, frustration and despair. And then ... on his release from jail after a lengthy sentence he finds his brother and sister-in-law waiting for him with open arms, their hearts filled with optimism, courage and love.