The Sunshine Cruise Company

Author: John Niven
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1448136385
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Susan Frobisher and Julie Wickham are turning sixty. Susan has just discovered that her recently deceased husband was not only a swinger but had run up a fortune in debts in pursuing his extravagant double life. Julie's not faring better: living in a council house and working in an old people's home, she's desperate for excitement. When the bank threatens to take Susan's beloved home to clear the debt, the women seek the help of an octogenarian gangster named Nails. Rather than let the bank take everything Susan has, they're going to take the bank. With the help of Nails and a thrill-crazy, wheelchair-bound friend they pull off the daring robbery, and discover that getting away with it is not so easy and that the adventure is only just beginning.

No Good Deed

Author: John Niven
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1473507065
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***Now available for preorder: KILL 'EM ALL, the stunning sequel to KILL YOUR FRIENDS*** The viciously funny novel by John Niven, bestselling author of Kill Your Friends and Straight White Male. What do you do when a homeless man knows your name? How about when he turns out to be a friend you haven’t seen in twenty years? Do you treat him to a hot meal and see him on his way? Give him a wad of middle-class guilt money? Or take him in and get him back on his feet? For Alan, there’s no question – only natural that he’d want to see his old mate Craig off the streets, even if only for a few nights, and into some clean clothes. But what if the successful life you’ve made for yourself – good job, happy marriage, lovely kids, grand Victorian house (you did well out of the property boom, thank you very much) – is one that that your old pal would quite like to have too? Even if it means taking it from you? Following the divergent lives of two childhood friends, No Good Deed is a funny and painful examination of friendship, the strange currents of ambition, loathing, pity and affection that flow between people over the decades, and of men getting older as they fail and succeed.

Kill Em All

Author: John Niven
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1473552354
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_____________________ The long-awaited sequel to KILL YOUR FRIENDS A Guardian Book of the Year 2018 It is 2017 – the time of Trump, Brexit and fake news. And time for the return of Steven Stelfox, former A&R man who made his millions from a hit reality TV show. Now Stelfox works occasionally as a music industry ‘consultant’. A fixer. He’s had a call from his old friend James Trellick, president of one of the largest record companies in America. Trellick has a huge problem on his hands in the shape of... Lucius Du Pre. Once the biggest pop star on earth. Now he’s a helpless junkie, a prolific sexual predator, and massively in debt to Trellick’s record company. And the picture only gets bleaker when the parents of one of Du Pre’s ‘special friends’ begin blackmailing him. Enter Stelfox stage right. He’s the perfect man to find a way out of this nightmare, and to make a killing in the process. There’s no line he won’t cross. _____________________ ‘A banging action satirical thriller. But it’s also a proper novel about the Trumpian era, of the reality TV era, the fake news era. It’s managed to say a lot of things in a way that very few other novels are doing and in a very comedic way’ IRVINE WELSH 'A bruising triumph; Amis' MONEY for the Trump generation. What a monster he's created' IAN RANKIN ‘John Niven understands our era better than almost anyone’ DOUGLAS COUPLAND ‘A scabrously entertaining satire of what it is like to be rich and white in the land of the free if you are utterly depraved, “where money doesn’t just talk, or swear, it nukes”. ... There is a twisted poetry in Niven’s mastery of invective’ THE TIMES ‘Savagely, viciously witty, this frantic hymn to greed is filthy, frenetic and totally fabulous’ SUNDAY MIRROR ‘A full-throttle send up of toxic masculinity ... Niven at full tilt is always something to behold.’METRO

The Sunshine Economy

Author: William B. Stronge
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Before the Civil War, Florida's population hovered around 200,000. Over the next century, it increased dramatically, rising to just under three million by 1950. During the next fifty years, however, it exploded, increasing more than 500 percent to almost sixteen million. By the end of the twentieth century, the state had one of the nation's largest economies. The Sunshine Economy traces the development of the industries that spurred this major growth. It describes how Florida progressed from being one of the least populated states in the country, with an economy based on forestry products and open-range cattle farming, to the fourth most populated state, with an economy based on sunshine, tourism, retirement, citrus, and vegetables. William Stronge draws on the vast amount of statistical information available on Florida to tell the history of the remarkable transformation of the state's economy. His work is essential in understanding how Florida became a major national economic force. His insights highlight the significance of the tremendous reduction in transportation costs in driving much of the state's economic development. His perspectives also enrich our understanding of Florida's experiences during the Great Depression and the rampant inflation of the 1970s.

The Sage International Encyclopedia Of Travel And Tourism

Author: Linda L. Lowry
Editor: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483368963
Size: 19,54 MB
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Taking a global and multidisciplinary approach, The SAGE International Encyclopedia of Travel and Tourism brings together a team of international scholars to examine the travel and tourism industry, which is expected to grow at an annual rate of four percent for the next decade. In more than 500 entries spanning four comprehensive volumes, the Encyclopedia examines the business of tourism around the world paying particular attention to the social, economic, environmental, and policy issues at play. The book examines global, regional, national, and local issues including transportation, infrastructure, the environment, and business promotion. By looking at travel trends and countries large and small, the Encyclopedia analyses a wide variety of challenges and opportunities facing the industry. In taking a comprehensive and global approach, the Encyclopedia approaches the field of travel and tourism through the numerous disciplines it reaches, including the traditional tourism administration curriculum within schools of business and management, economics, public policy, as well as social science disciplines such as the anthropology and sociology. Key features include: More than 500 entries authored and signed by key academics in the field Entries on individual countries that details the health of the tourism industry, policy and planning approaches, promotion efforts, and primary tourism draws. Additional entries look at major cities and popular destinations Coverage of travel trends such as culinary tourism, wine tourism, agritourism, ecotourism, geotourism, slow tourism, heritage and cultural-based tourism, sustainable tourism, and recreation-based tourism Cross-references and further readings A Reader’s Guide grouping articles by disciplinary areas and broad themes

Ocean Cruising And Cruise Ships 2004

Author: Douglas Ward
Editor: Berlitz
ISBN: 9789812463838
Size: 14,19 MB
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Presents a detailed guide to ocean cruising, with reviews of cruise ships and comparisons based on cabin facilties, service, destinations, and food, with special advice for singles, families, seniors, and the physically handicapped.

Fielding S Worldwide Cruises 1996

Author: Shirley Slater
Editor: Fielding Travel Guides
ISBN: 9781569520734
Size: 16,37 MB
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The ultimate magic carpet ride, Fielding's totally new, encyclopedic volume for choosing the perfect cruise is two books in one, showing ratings of all significant ships and profiles of the cruise lines, as well as touring information for the major ports of call. 35 photos. 60 maps.

Berlitz Ocean Cruising And Cruise Ships

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Berlitz Ocean Cruising Cruise Ships 2005

Author: Douglas Ward
Editor: Berlitz Publishing
ISBN: 9789812465108
Size: 13,82 MB
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Presents a detailed guide to ocean cruising, with reviews of cruise ships and comparisons based on cabin facilties, service, destinations, and food, with special advice for singles, families, seniors, and the physically handicapped.

Berlitz 2000 Complete Guide To Cruising And Cruise Ships

Author: Douglas Ward
Editor: Berlitz Publishing
ISBN: 9782831572079
Size: 13,20 MB
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This recognized bible of the cruise industry is a one-stop source for both veteran and novice cruise-goers, packed with everything they need to know to plan the perfect trip. Internationally celebrated cruise expert Douglas Ward -- president of the Maritime Evaluations Group and veteran of more than 800 cruises -- offers descriptions, information, and recommendations for every imaginable type of ship. Updated annually, the Berlitz Complete Guide to Cruising & Cruise Ships 2001 features reviews of 260 ships -- including more than a dozen new to this edition -- and cruise lines; fully updated ship ratings; and facts on giant full-service cruise ships, tall ships with windsails, and specialty cruises, such as coastal river, barge, and nature cruises. Must-know details, from the number of dining facilities to cabin amenities, are presented through comments and easy-to-use chaffs. This comprehensive guide -- complete with a sample cruise-ship menu and sample cabin diagrams -- also includes expertadvice for all ages and interests, with special sections for singles, families, and the physically challenged. Practical information on how to choose a ship, how to book a trip, and what to know before going makes planning the perfect cruise a breeze. With more than 275,000 copies sold since its first publication in 1986, it is no wonder that the Berlitz Complete Guide to Cruising & Cruise Ships is hailed as the definitive cruising guide by the cruise industry and travelers alike.