Blowing the Bloody Doors Off

Author: Michael Caine

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473689333

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

View: 5013

'Wise, funny' Daily Mail 'Chatty and engaging . . . he often comes across as endearingly humble' Sunday Times 'Thoroughly engaging' Sunday Express magazine 'Fabulous storytelling' Prima One of 'the top 25 most compelling Hollywood autobiographies' -Guardian Hollywood legend and British national treasure Sir Michael Caine shares the wisdom, stories, insight and skills that life has taught him in his remarkable career - and now his 85th year. One of our best-loved actors Michael Caine has starred in a huge range of films - including all-time favourites - from the classic British movies Alfie, Zulu and The Italian Job to the Hollywood blockbusting Dark Knight trilogy, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Hannah and Her Sisters and Cider House Rules. Caine has excelled in every kind of role - with a skill that's made it look easy. He knows what success takes - he's made it to the top of his profession from the toughest beginning. But as he says 'Small parts can lead to big things. And if you keep doing things right, the stars will align when you least expect it.' Now in his 85th year he wants to share everything he's learned. With brilliant new insight into his life and work and with his wonderful gift for story, this is Caine at his wise and entertaining best.

Blowing the Bloody Doors Off

Author: Michael Caine

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780316451178

Category: Large type books

Page: 324

View: 6124

Over the six decades of his remarkable career, film legend Michael Caine has starred in some of the biggest movies of all time - and made it look easy. In reality, it has been one huge learning curve, from his unlikely beginnings as the son of a Billingsgate fish porter to pursuing his dream of being an actor, finding success and managing every twist, trick and turn to stay at the top of his game. The greatest trick, as he says, has always been 'to grasp every bloody opportunity that appears in front of me'. Now in his 85th year, he looks back at an incredible life and career and everything it's taught him - sharing hard-won wisdom, brilliant insights and stories, as well as the skills of acting and the movies we can all learn from.

The Little Book of Being Brilliant

Author: Andy Cope

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0857087908

Category: Self-Help

Page: 248

View: 494

The latest and greatest insights on happiness from around the world The Little Book of Being Brilliant is a ‘greatest hits’ compilation of the best and the latest information from the science of positive psychology. Top-selling author Andy Cope exercises his PhD in happiness, along with his decades of experience bringing ‘The Art of Being Brilliant’ to rapt audiences around the world, to distill the tips, techniques, facts and ideas you need to know to achieve sustainable wellbeing and happiness in your own life. Andy’s keen for you to know that he wants you to enjoy the experience, hence his ‘laugh ‘n’ learn’ approach. Inside, you’ll find guidance for taking action in the form of activities and challenges that will help you implement the latest empirical evidence on happiness. You’ll learn why most people are miles away from feeling as great as they could, and what to do about it. Whether you’re motivated to improve your daily life or looking for the insights that will super-charge your career, or in search of inspiration for your students or your team, this little book will set you in motion toward living brilliantly. Develop resilience and embrace positivity by setting goals and taking charge of your life Learn, once and for all, what science says about the connection between money and happiness Overcome road rage and other forms of negativity that are dragging you down in the day-to-day Internalize the latest positivity wisdom for work, sport, parenting, relationships, and more There’s absolutely no filler in The Little Book of Being Brilliant, and no need to sift through half-baked ideas or wisdom that researchers have already overturned. For the latest proven techniques on getting happy and achieving success, along with the motivation required to put those techniques into practice, pick up this energetic and inspiring book today.

The Honest Broker

Author: Dr. David Ivor William Taylor

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1532070225

Category: Fiction

Page: 172

View: 4678

Major Neil Olaf, also known as Number One, is a seasoned military intelligence officer who has seen his share of personal and professional tragedies over the years. Determined to courageously defend his country, Olaf places his life in jeopardy over and over again. After he manages to survive an explosion that takes the lives of some of his NETWORK cohorts, Neil has no idea of what lies ahead. After Neil is taken to a safe hospital and pieced back together again, he eventually becomes embroiled in a Russian plot to resurrect the old Soviet Union landmass. The plan is to invade the Baltic states using military exercises and the death of a Chinese general as an excuse. As the clock ticks away, everyone waits to see whether Neil can utilize his skills as an honest broker, stop the plot, and live to fight another day—or whether his enemies will prevail and snuff out his life, and purpose, forever. In this international tale of intrigue and passion, a military intelligence officer continues his dangerous journey to the truth as he is led from medical recovery to treachery and beyond.

The Centenary Reaction

Author: Laup TS

Publisher: novum pro Verlag

ISBN: 3990645072

Category: Fiction

Page: 284

View: 6488

After witnessing his father's murder as a child, Paul Ashton grows up as an IRA man with a personal axe to grind. Paul returns to England to meet up with his cousin, Jimmy, who is facilitating the running of arms through a Russian connection. These are then buried at churches in a series of 'funerals' aided by ex-IRA man who has joined the priesthood, to be resurrected on the eve of the centenary of the Easter Rising. Paul, however, is distracted from the task in hand by his attraction to the beautiful Isabella, daughter of his Russian contact, and his penchant for hard drugs - not to mention a spell in a mental institution. Paul uses Jimmy's contacts, not knowing that they are secret Pagans and have a sinister motive in assisting the Irish - and that they want rid of Paul ...

Burial Plots in British Detective Fiction

Author: Lisa Hopkins

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 3030657604

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 201

View: 7077

Burial Plots in British Detective Fiction offers an overview of the ways in which the past is brought back to the surface and influences the present in British detective fiction written between 1920 and 2020. Exploring a range of authors including Agatha Christie, Patricia Wentworth, Val McDermid, Sarah Caudwell, Georgette Heyer, Dorothy Dunnett, Jonathan Stroud and Ben Aaronovitch, Lisa Hopkins argues that both the literal and literary disinterment of the past use elements of the national past to interrogate the present. As such, in the texts discussed, uncovering the truth about an individual crime is also typically an uncovering of a more general connection between the present and the past. Whether detective novels explore murders on archaeological digs, hauntings, cold crimes or killings at Christmas, Hopkins explores the underlying message that you cannot understand the present unless you understand the past.

The Boys Who Cycled Europe

Author: Alex Pavitt


ISBN: 1291577270

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 220

View: 3140

Alex and Tom are just schoolboys who do not have much knowledge about cycling. What they do have is a huge summer holiday to fill. Armed with some overly packed bicycles and no training they waved bye to their parents and set off to cycle 3000 kilometres around Europe, to raise money for the MS society. They aimed to cycle their bikes through 8 countries, meeting new people and seeing the world from a different perspective. However with crashes, infestations, and being eaten alive they are faced with a much harder task in order to make it home. Alex and Tom managed to raise over 3000 for the MS Society during their cycle. This book will enable them to carry on this effort, as 1 from every book will be donated to the MS Society.

Calling Romeo

Author: Alexandra Potter

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1848944675

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 5650

What is the worst thing that could happen to you on Valentine's Day? Getting stood up by your boyfriend? Having to spend the evening alone? Being drenched by an idiot driving a sportscar? When all three happen to Juliet on the same night, she reckons her love life can't get any worse. But it's actually about to get a lot more complicated...Because the identity of the driver of the sportscar is revealed to be her arch business rival. She knows she should stay away. Except it's not that easy. Handsome, sexy and utterly glamorous, Sykes is determined to sweep her off her feet and away from her boyfriend Will. But is it worth risking everything for? Are they really destined to be star-crossed lovers? Or is Romeo actually a little closer to home? Juliet is about to find out in Alexandra Potter's delightful romantic comedy about passion, truth and how the path to true love never did run smooth...


Author: Jim ORE


ISBN: 0993086349

Category: Fiction

Page: 61

View: 9077

Science fiction for blokes – that’s what you get. If you’re a bloke and you want action and adventure and the odd joke to liven things up this series is designed to keep you entertained as it follows a group of enhanced humans and aliens through various adventures; all entities are represented as normal people doing reasonably normal things at one moment and travelling through dimensions, Time and galaxies the next.