Behind Every Great Woman Is a Great Cat

Author: Justine Solomons-Moat

Publisher: Get Creative 6

ISBN: 9781684620067

Category: Humor

Page: 92

View: 4053

"The uplifting stories of more than 30 cat-loving women-artists, pioneers, writers, and humanitarians -who dared to change and inspire the world are paired with Lulu Mayo's quirky illustrations. These inspiring cat ladies include Florence Nightingale (the founder of modern nursing), Georgia O'Keeffe (the artist and mother of American modernism), and Rosa Luxemburg (the theorist and revolutionist). The book celebrates the cat as muse, companion, colleague, and emotional support as it explodes the myth of a "cat lady." Tips for how to act like your cat, quotes from famous women who loved their kitties, and more round out this fabulous gift book"--

American Proverbs about Women

Author: Lois Kerschen

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313304422

Category: Reference

Page: 222

View: 3956

Proverbs supposedly contain the wisdom of the common folk--eternal truths to be passed down through the ages. Yet, like many traditions and cultural practices, proverbs often promote misleading stereotypes of women. This reference book collects more than 800 American proverbs about women and analyzes their significance.

Literature and the Writer

Author: N.A

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 940120134X

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 3332

Literature and the Writer was first conceived with the hope the essays would shed light on several dimensions of the authorial craft. It was the hope of the editor that the selected essays would examine not only writers’ choice of vocabulary, but also their deliberate selection of grammatical constructions and word order and their seamless weaving together of plots and imagery. Moreover, the analyses would also draw attention to how the writing process impacts the development of characters and the formulation of thematic strands in fiction. Thus, a wide variety of authors are deliberately selected to give the text depth: writers of popular fiction as well as modern classics are included, and contrasts are established between traditional writers and those who prefer to follow experimental trends. Modernists are set against postmodernists, absurdists vs. realists, minority ethnicities vs. majority cultures, and dominant genders appear in contrast to subordinated ones. Clearly, the major tenet of the collection is that the writing profession provides an unending dilemma that deserves to be explored in more detail as readers try to determine how authorial voices confuse while simultaneously elucidating their audience, how texts are constructed by authors and yet deconstructed by the very words they choose to include, how silence functions as inaudible yet audible discourse; and how authorial self-concept shapes not only itself but is also echoed in the fictional characters / writers who appear in the texts.

The Time Has Come

Author: Pamela Carter, Editor


ISBN: 0557474426


Page: 180

View: 3384

American English Compendium

Author: Marv Rubinstein

Publisher: Taylor Trade Publications

ISBN: 1589797264

Category: Reference

Page: 519

View: 2596

A compendium of American proverbs, expressions, slang, colloquialisms; British-US glossary; abbreviations and acronyms; and other various odds and ends. Widely used by non-native speakers and translators.

21st Century American English Compendium

Author: Marvin Rubinstein

Publisher: Schreiber Pub

ISBN: 0884003167

Category: Reference

Page: 520

View: 1511

A reference guide to American English, featuring information on areas that are often overlooked in formal language education, covering proverbs, American expressions, similies and metaphors, slang, foreign words, abbreviations, and plant and animal names.

The Girl, the Cat and the Navigator

Author: Matilda Woods

Publisher: Scholastic UK

ISBN: 1407185071

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

View: 1797

An enchanting, charming story of bravery on the ice-tipped ocean. Curious, pin-bright Oona Britt dreams of setting sail with her ship's captain father for a life of excitement on the wild waves. She has read stories of a magical creature - the Nardoo - who swims through the stars at night, and stows away on whaling boat the Plucky Leopard for an adventure full of myths and marvel among the ice-caps. Bestselling author Kiran Millwood Hargrave on Matilda's first book, The Boy, the Bird and the Coffin Maker: "This luminous tale of loss, love and finding family is threaded through with the power of storytelling, and a touch of magic."

Size Doesn't Count

Author: Narelle O'Rourke Kaczmarowski


ISBN: 1446183440

Category: Fiction

Page: 85

View: 9218

Novella, a Collection of Short Stories, Size Doesn't Count by Narelle O'Rourke Kaczmarowsk

5,000 Great One Liners

Author: N.A

Publisher: Biteback Publishing

ISBN: 1849544824

Category: Reference

Page: 320

View: 7406

My mate told me that I just don’t understand irony. Which was ironic because we were at a bus stop at the time. A dyslexic man walks into a bra. An onion just told me a joke. I don’t know whether to laugh or cry. A priest, a rabbi and a blind man walk into a bar and the bartender says, ‘What is this, some kind of joke?’ I got chatting to a lumberjack in a pub. He seemed like a decent feller. I’ll never forget what my granddad said to me just before he kicked the bucket. He said, ‘Grandson, how far do you think I can kick this bucket?’ Whether told in the rugby clubs of Wales or the gentlemen’s clubs of London, their sharpness and simplicity unites us all. Short, sweet and wickedly clever, they hold a special place in the annals of comedy, and as the Twitter age heralds a resurrection of the art form, there seems no better time to celebrate the immortal one-liner. In this riveting read, Times diary columnist Grant Tucker does just that, bringing together 5,000 of the funniest one-liners ever told in one definitive volume. Laugh-out-loud funny, 5,000 Great One-Liners has all the quips, zingers, puns and wisecracks you’ll ever need - and a whole lot more.

Behind every mean girl... There’s a tragedy

Author: Hermione Daguin

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1503570657

Category: Fiction

Page: 180

View: 4427

The average human being spends every second of his day fighting against the force of nature to see another day. But I’m different. I’m not afraid of outside forces to take my life away – only myself. Approximatively 10 years ago, something happened to me. Something really bad. But I’m not allowed to talk about it. As a way to release my frustration, I give hell to my body and everyone I come in contact with – especially my parents. No one knows about what happened except the ones who did it...and Him. But he didn’t stay. Now, he’s back and he’s not talking either. I want to stop hurting, I need to stop. Make me stop.