All at Sea

Author: Louis R. Harlan

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252070723

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 211

View: 3928


The tale of (Louis R.) Harlan's transition from adolescence to manhood is related memorably in All at Sea: Coming of Age in World War II. Laced with vignettes depicting the author's naval mistakes, his escapades with and in pursuit of women, and his difficulty in returning to civilian life after the war, All at Sea is a welcome change of pace from more standard, stoic tales of wartime heroism. Harlan's frankness isn't limited to the details of his bouts with ineptitude as a young naval ensign. He also makes pointed observations about the importance of World War II compared to conflicts that have taken place since then, and about the evolution of his own racial attitudes as a product of the South suddenly thrown into settings in which he saw African Americans from a different perspective.

All At Sea

Author: Tim FitzHigham

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409050440

Category: Humor

Page: 288

View: 2964


All At Sea is a celebration of the epic absurd, an attempt to explain just how out of hand things can become from a very simple starting point. The book follows the author's death-defying 200-mile journey in his antique Thomas Crapper bath - not just across the Channel, but around Kent - right up to the tremendous reception and huge media attention which awaited him under Tower Bridge. Tim met the Queen, and his bath now resides in the National Maritime Museum of Great Britain.

Britannia All at Sea

Author: Betty Neels

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1459239296

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 3241


SECOND THOUGHTS It was love at first sight for Britannia Smith when she met Professor Jake Luitingh van Thien. She even shamelessly followed him to Holland, hoping to see more of him. Britannia succeeded and to her joy, he proposed! But just when all seemed perfect, she met Madeleine de Venz. Madeleine was right for Jake, in every way, and Britannia became utterly convinced that to go ahead with their wedding might ruin Jake’s life.

Annie Stanley, All At Sea

Author: Sue Teddern

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1529025060

Category: Fiction

Page: 305

View: 6480


'It's like a big hug in a book' - Janice Hallett, author of The Appeal Sometimes the end is only the beginning . . . Annie is single, unemployed and just a bit stuck when her beloved father dies unexpectedly. Furious at his partner’s plans to scatter his ashes somewhere of no emotional significance, Annie seizes the urn and, on a whim, decides to take it on a tour of the thirty-one sea areas that make up the shipping forecast, which her father loved listening to, despite living in landlocked St Albans. Travelling around the coastline of Britain searching for the perfect place to say goodbye, she starts to wonder if it might be time to rethink some of the relationships in her life – but is it too late for second chances? A novel about love, loss and the importance of living life to the full, Annie Stanley, All at Sea by Sue Teddern is proof that it’s often the most difficult moments in life that show us what really matters. 'Witty, wise with wonderful characters. I absolutely loved this book' - Katie Fforde, author of A Springtime Affair

Horrible Histories: All at Sea

Author: Terry Deary

Publisher: Scholastic UK

ISBN: 0702303852

Category:

Page: 144

View: 2702


Discover all the foul facts behind the story of Britain and Ireland's seafaring heritage. From the early explorers to the Pilgrim Fathers, the horrors of the slave trade to the particular appeal of a piratical life, the Royal Navy to the Merchant Navy, ship-building tales, fishing traditions and beyond, it's all in Horrible Histories: All at Sea. A brand new classic Horrible Histories book, perfect for fans old and new.

William Walton

Author: Stephen Lloyd

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 9780851158037

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 332

View: 451


This acclaimed biography draws on first-hand accounts, including new material on Walton's circle of the 20s and 30s; the composer's work in film a particular focus.

William McGonagall

Author: Chris Hunt

Publisher: Birlinn

ISBN: 0857900730

Category: Poetry

Page: 624

View: 4615


William McGonagall was born in Edinburgh in 1830. His father was a poor hand-loom weaver, and his work took his family to Glasgow, then to Dundee. William attended school for eighteen months before the age of seven, and received no further formal education. Later, as a mill worker, he used to read books in the evening, taking great interest in Shakespeare's plays. In 1877, McGonagall suddenly discovered himself 'to be a poet'. Since then, thousands of people the world over have enjoyed the verse of Scotland's alternative national poet. This volume brings together the three famous collections - "Poetic Gems", "More Poetic Gems" and "Last Poetic Gems", and includes all the valuable autobiographical material which appeared in the original volumes. It includes all his most famous works, as well as previously unpublished poems.