Fatty Batter

Author: Michael Simkins

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446446174

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 8425

A fat boy with a passion for sweets and a loathing for games, the young Michael Simkins finds in cricket a sport where size doesn't necessarily matter and a full-blown obsession is born. Now in middle-age, he still harbours the somewhat deluded belief that the England middle-order might usefully benefit from his hard-earned skills. From impromptu Test series played with his dad in the family sweetshop through to his years running a team of dysfunctional inadequates, Fatty Batter is the bestselling and hilarious story of one man's life lived through cricket.

Poultry Science

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Poultry

Page: N.A

View: 3062

Vol. 5 includes a separately paged special issue, dated June 1926.

The Analysis of Detergents and Detergent Products

Author: George Frederick Longman

Publisher: Wiley-Interscience


Category: Detergents

Page: 625

View: 1898

A historical survey of the development commercial products; The preparation of the sample for analysis; Qualitative examination; The separation of the components of mixed detergents; Use of instrumental methods; The schematic analysis of detergent products; Scheme for the identification of unknown surfactants; Quantitative analysis of anionic surfactants; Analysis of amine oxides; Analysis of soap products.


Author: Craig Silvey

Publisher: Fremantle Press


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 331

View: 1699

Rhubarbis the first novel from a young writer with an astonishing talent. With his sublime and playful use of language and his uncanny ability to reveal the human condition in all its vulnerability and fragility, Craig Silvey has created an extraordinary contemporary Australian story. It is a poignant and tender sort-of-love story about two damaged people tenuously connecting. Eleanor is blind and lives with her reclusive mother. Ewan is a cello player with agoraphobia. She is drawn to him through his music but cannot understand the difficulty he faces in forming a friendship. He does not understand her past nor the impact his music has on her. Amidst the heat of a Fremantle summer they stumble towards each other. Sad, funny and affecting, and peopled with characters that live and breathe, Rhubarb is simply a wonderful novel.