Now We Are Sixty

Author: Christopher Matthew
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1848547889
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When Christopher Matthew was six, the poems of Milne always reassured him that other children were as naughty as he was, so on reaching sixty he decided that he should adapt Now We Are Six, for an older audience. Now We Are Sixty is often hilarious, sometimes rueful and always thought-provoking. Some verses are about realising we are not as young as we thought, while some are about the more disconcerting problems of modern life; mobile telephones on trains, anti-social behaviour, traffic jams and the internet.

Now We Are Six

Author: A. A. Milne
Editor: Egmont UK
ISBN: 1405255846
Size: 20,90 MB
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'But now I am Six, I'm as clever as clever. So I think I'll be six now for ever and ever!' Curl up with Winnie-the-Pooh and Christopher Robin in A. A. Milne’s classic book of poetry for children, Now We Are Six. This work includes poems for children which feature Pooh helping Christopher Robin with his schoolwork (if helping is the word). It is an evocation of childhood, through the eyes of the six-year-old Robin. Featuring E. H. Shepard’s original illustrations, Now We Are Six is a heart-warming and funny introduction to children’s poetry, offering the same sense of humour, imagination and whimsy that we’ve come to expect from his favourite books about Winnie-the-Pooh, that Bear of Very Little Brain. Do you own all the classic Pooh titles? Winnie-the-Pooh The House at Pooh Corner When We Were Very Young Now We Are Six Also look out for Return to the Hundred Acre Wood and The Best Bear in all the World (coming soon) Pooh ranks alongside other beloved character such as Paddington Bear, and Peter Rabbit as an essential part of our literary heritage. Whether you’re 5 or 55, Pooh is the bear for all ages.

And Never Stop Dancing

Author: Gordon Livingston Md
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 144471774X
Size: 18,49 MB
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In Dr. Gordon Livingstons follow-up to his national bestseller Too Soon Old, Too Late Smart, he offers thirty more true things we need to know now. Among the fresh truths he identifies and explores in this book, which has sold more than 50,000 copies in hardcover, are: Paradox governs our lives. Forgiveness is a gift we give ourselves. Marriage ruins a lot of good relationships. We are defined by what we fear. We all live downstream. One of lifes most difficult tasks is to see ourselves as others see us. As we grow old, the beauty steals inward. Most people die with their music still inside of them. Dr. Livingstons sterling qualities are in evidence again: a clear and deep understanding of the hidden hypocrisies, desires, evasions, and emotional tumult that course through our lives; an unerring sense of what is important; and his own ability to persevere-to hope-in a world he knows is capable of inflicting unjustifiable and lifelong suffering.

The Hidden Cost Of Being African American

Author: Thomas M. Shapiro
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199839654
Size: 15,96 MB
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Thomas Shapiro reveals how the lack of family assets--inheritance, home equity, stocks, bonds, savings accounts, and other investments-- along with continuing racial discrimination in crucial areas like homeownership dramatically impact the everyday lives of many black families, reversing gains earned in schools and on jobs, and perpetuating the cycle of poverty in which far too many find themselves trapped.

Hope And Other Stories

Author: Laura Hird
Editor: Canongate Books
ISBN: 1847677096
Size: 16,55 MB
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The BBC host and professional poker player delivers “a terrific poker book and a terrific memoir...engaging, lucid, and full of verve” (The Guardian, UK). Author, columnist, and BBC show host Victoria Coren Mitchell has won and lost at poker all over the world, from Liverpool to Las Vegas, and from the Isle of Man to Monte Carlo. She began playing as a teenager “to make friends and meet boys,” but by the age of thirty-three she had won the million-dollar European championship and forgotten to have kids. Something had either gone very right or very wrong. This is a true story of happiness and heartbreak, smoke and mirrors, bright lights and shady characters. It is a touching and very funny memoir of friendship and belonging, love and loss. It might also teach you how to win a million. “A book so rich in detail, so full of laughter, that you feel as if the coolest member of your family has just let you in on a secret so delicious you will savor it forever.”—The Times, UK “Vivid ... Unflinchingly honest ... A compulsive read which may well leave you reaching for a pack of cards”—Elle

A King S Ransom

Author: Sharon Kay Penman
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 0698167171
Size: 15,42 MB
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Sharon Kay Penman follows up her acclaimed novel Lionheart with this vivid and heart-wrenching New York Times bestseller about the last event-filled years in the life of Richard I of England, Coeur de Lion. November 1192. After his bloody crusade in the Kingdom of Jerusalem, Richard and his crew are overcome by a sudden storm, its fierce winds propelling the ship onto the Sicilian shore. But this misfortune is just the beginning. Forced to make a dangerous choice, Richard finds himself in enemy territory, where he is captured—in violation of the papal decree protecting all crusaders—and handed over to the Holy Roman Emperor. Imprisoned in the notorious fortress at Trifels, from which few ever leave alive, Richard, for the first time in his life, experiences pure, visceral fear—while his mother, Eleanor of Aquitaine, moves heaven and earth to secure his release. Amid betrayals, intrigues, infidelities, wars, and illness, Richard’s courage and intelligence will become legend.

The Parliamentary Debates Official Report S

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1970 Proceedings Sixty First Annual Convention Of Rotary International

Editor: Rotary International
Size: 19,61 MB
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A Blaze Of Autumn Sunshine

Author: Tony Benn
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 144649389X
Size: 14,20 MB
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In this final volume of diaries, Tony Benn reflects on the compensations and the disadvantages of old age. With the support of a small circle of friends and his extended family, he continues his activities on behalf of social justice, peace and accountability in public life, to a background of political change and the international economic crisis. Following an illness in 2009 the diaries, kept for over sixty years, cease. Published here alongside these last diaries are Tony Benn’s highly personal insights into the challenges of old age and failing health, of widowhood,and of moving out of the family home after sixty years. Finally, we share in Tony Benn's hopes for the future based on his years of experience and his natural optimism.

Deep Heat Encounters With The Famous The Infamous And The Unknown

Author: Robin Soans
Editor: Oberon Books
ISBN: 1849436908
Size: 16,86 MB
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The verbatim monologues in Deep Heat are drawn from conversations Robin Soans has had or overheard, or are edited versions of interviews he has conducted in the course of research for his plays. Subjects range from people who have held high office to those who have blown them up; from those who live in large country houses to others whose home is two blankets and a pile of leaves in the corner of a disused garage. So much of what is passed on as historical fact is the version of events that those with an ulterior motive choose to project. This book doesn’t seek to judge, nor provide solutions; it seeks to redress the balance by giving a fair hearing even to those who may not share the same views as ours. Useful as audition pieces for actors, but equally of interest to the historian and sociologist in all of us. We are after all human, full of contradictions, and we can never inch our way towards greater self-knowledge if we don’t see more of the picture than is traditionally the case.