The Proper Charlie

Author: Charlie Miller
Editor: Black & White Publishing
ISBN: 1845028902
Size: 10,92 MB
Format: PDF
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Charlie Miller was the best young Scottish footballer of his generation. He made his Rangers debut under Walter Smith aged just seventeen and became a vital part of the Ibrox club's legendary nine-in-a-row squad. Miller won four league titles and one League Cup with Rangers, but it was a career full of controversy and regrets as well as victories and silverware. Now, in The Proper Charlie , Charlie Miller reveals the real inside story of his incredible life and career, from his upbringing in Castlemilk, one of Glasgow's toughest housing estates, to his unusual family set-up and his feelings on never knowing who his father was. He explains how the gang culture he was involved in almost ended his Rangers career before it had started and speaks openly about the impact drugs, alcohol and gambling have had on his life. Charlie also takes us inside the Ibrox dressing-room, where he mixed with iconic figures like Ally McCoist, Brian Laudrup and Paul Gascoigne, and explains how he went from Rangers hero to rock bottom - with spells at Dundee United and overseas along the way - in an incredible and turbulent few years. Charlie Miller has seen it all and done most of it - and this is his must-read story.

A Proper Charlie

Author: Christopher Stock
Editor: Mereo Books
ISBN: 9781861517470
Size: 20,70 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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What's Charlie Bennett going to do now he's out of work - again? Useless with money and struggling to find a job in a declining industry, he's on a final written warning from his long-suffering wife Melissa. His money worries aren't helped by the discovery that his aged stepfather has been swept off his feet by a peroxide blonde golddigger with four husbands behind her who is clearly out to steal Charlie's precious inheritance. And Melissa isn't quite as impressed as he'd imagined when he reveals that he has found a get-rich-quick solution through an online gambling website... A funny, bawdy and down-to-earth story about a hapless young man trying to keep his head above water in a world that seems to be out to make life as difficult as possible for him.

Proper Name Idioms And Their Origins

Author: Лариса Шитова
Editor: Litres
ISBN: 5040007019
Size: 15,57 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Последняя из тематического цикла книга идиом, содержащая на сей раз имена собственные, заимствованные из Библии, мифологии, истории, литературы и реальной жизни. Богатый справочный материал, сопровождающий устойчивые выражения, призван удовлетворить читательский интерес и помочь активному использованию идиом в речи.

Law S Strangest Cases

Author: Peter Seddon
Editor: Pavilion Books
ISBN: 1911042319
Size: 12,94 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A rollicking collection of barely believable stories from five centuries of legal history - you’ll be gripped by these tales of murder, intrigue, crime, punishment and the pursuit of justice. Meet the only dead parrot ever to give evidence in a court of law, the doctor with the worst bedside manner of all time, the murderess who collected money from her mummified victim for 21 years, and explore one of the most indigestible dilemmas - if you’d been shipwrecked 2,000 miles from home, would you have eaten Parker the cabin boy? The tales within these pages are bizarre, fascinating, hilarious and, most importantly, true. Revised, redesigned and updated for a new generation of legal eagles, this book is the perfect gift for lawyers, armchair detectives and true crime afficionados everywhere.

No Match For Uncle Charlie

Author: Bernard Palfrey
ISBN: 1409239810
Size: 18,12 MB
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Part of growing up often takes children into the fantasy world of make-belief. There is no story more fantastic than that of Uncle Charlie, who left the planet Urateeze to reveal his tremendous powers in his dedication to the protection of a very special family who live in one of the many picturesque Welsh Valleys.Yet there are times when it becomes difficult to separate fantasy from reality. Perceived truth can be a matter of faith and belief. The veracity of this story is for the reader to decide. It involves the destiny of one family to include the experiences of three generations. However, in its authenticity the result of the battle with the evil Molach has implications that could have eternal consequences for the whole of the planet Earth

Dictionary Of Contemporary Slang

Author: Tony Thorne
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 140810220X
Size: 20,15 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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With more than 7,000 definitions, this book provides a definitive guide to the use of slang today. It deals with drugs, sport and contemporary society, as well as favourite slang topics such as sex and bodily functions. In this convenient paperback edition of the highly acclaimed Dictionary of Contemporary Slang, language and culture expert Tony Thorne explores the ever-changing underworld of the English language, bringing back intriguing examples of eccentricity and irreverence from the linguistic front-line. "Thorne is a kind of slang detective, going down the streets where other lexicographers fear to tread." Daily Telegraph

All Fired Up

Author: Malcolm Castle
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1409134385
Size: 19,62 MB
Format: PDF
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A unique and gloriously nostalgic account of one eventful year in the fire service for readers who loved books such as CALL THE MIDWIFE and TRUST ME, I'M A VET. Nothing about the county fire service was quite what Malcolm expected when he joined the watch in Shrewsbury. As the newest member of the service he was first in line when swans terrorised the high street - and when a flock of owls got stuck on the roof of his local pub. Eighteen years old and more than ready to rush into burning buildings to save fair damsels in distress, young Malcolm soon realised he was more likely to be jumping into slurry pits and rivers to rescue any number of unfortunate animals. But for all the embarrassing situations Malcolm found himself in there were heart-stopping dramas too - and tragic farm and house fires. As he learns on the job and begins to win the respect of the old-timers, Malcolm starts to feel that maybe, one day, he just might make it as a fireman. But first he has to catch the eye of the smiley secretary in the office opposite the station ... Funny, moving and gloriously nostalgic, All Fired Up paints a unique portrait of rural Britain - and shows just how surprising a fireman's life can be.

Plankton Soup

Author: Grant Sutton
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1496985001
Size: 11,56 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Read: 547

UNOFFICIALLY THE BEST BOOK IN THE WORLD…EVER! THE BOOK THAT N.S.A. SPIED ON FROM OUTER SPACE! EVEN THE POPE TRIED TO BAN IT! Not today, thank you. We have enough books. VATICAN SPOKESMAN Gritty yet heart warming, like hot salty porridge on a winter’s day, Scathing in his criticism of the mess that society is in. It’s not his fault-it’s probably mine. THE NAZARENE. I liked the bit where the funny man slipped on a banana skin! DOSTOYEVSKY Maverick! Sutton takes one step forward, two steps back. POLKA DANCE JUDGE I don’t quite know what to make of this book! ORIGAMI EXPERT Blockbuster! THE SWEET Off the wall. ART THIEF A bit rough around the edges, but that’s the way I like it. TREE HUGGER It’s a book, it’s a comic, it’s a bow-tie and it’s a butterfl y! SALVADOR DALI What a hoot! More fun than the theatre! ABRAHAM LINCOLN His best book so far. The others were shit. “FRIEND” THE ‘PLANKTON SOUP’ SERIES… LITERATURES BEST KEPT SECRET!

Love Song

Author: Sasha Wasley
Editor: Random House Australia
ISBN: 0143784560
Size: 18,53 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 251

There was something about Charlie. Something about the way he questioned and teased her, brought her outside of herself ... the way he'd made her crash headlong into love just by singing to her. At age seventeen, Beth Paterson was determined to study medicine at university, despite the heartache of losing her mother. Tutoring Charlie Campbell worked well with her plan - but falling in love with him sure didn't, and neither did getting her heart broken when he abruptly left town. Now Charlie is a big star on the alternative rock scene, while Beth is a respected doctor in her hometown. When Charlie comes back to fight for the tiny community where he was raised, neither one of them can ignore the resurgence of wild attraction they once shared. Beth swore no man would ever hurt her again - least of all this man. But some love songs can never be forgotten, especially when they were written for you ...

The Story Of English In 100 Words

Author: David Crystal
Editor: Profile Books
ISBN: 1847654592
Size: 15,60 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 640

Featuring Latinate and Celtic words, weasel words and nonce-words, ancient words ('loaf') to cutting edge ('twittersphere') and spanning the indispensable words that shape our tongue ('and', 'what') to the more fanciful ('fopdoodle'), Crystal takes us along the winding byways of language via the rude, the obscure and the downright surprising. In this unique new history of the world's most ubiquitous language, linguistics expert David Crystal draws on words that best illustrate the huge variety of sources, influences and events that have helped to shape our vernacular since the first definitively English word was written down in the fifth century ('roe', in case you are wondering).