No Cunning Plan

Author: Sir Tony Robinson

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 028307258X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 9709


Packed full of incident and insight, No Cunning Plan is a funny, self-deprecating and always entertaining memoir by Sir Tony Robinson. Sir Tony Robinson is a much-loved actor, presenter and author with a stellar career lasting over fifty years. In this autobiography he reveals how the boy from South Woodford went from child stardom in the first stage production of Oliver!, a pint-sized pickpocket desperately bleaching his incipient moustache, to comedy icon Baldrick, the loyal servant and turnip aficionado in Blackadder. It wasn't all plain sailing though. Along the way he was bullied by Steve Marriott, failed to impress Liza Minnelli and was pushed into a stinking London dock by John Wayne. He also entertained us with Maid Marion and Her Merry Men (which he wrote and starred in) and coped manfully when locked naked outside a theatre in Lincoln during the live tour of comedy series Who Dares Wins. He presented Time Team for twenty years, watching countless gardens ruthlessly dug up in the name of archaeology, and risked life and limb filming The Worst Jobs in History.

No Cunning Plan

Author: Sir Tony Robinson

Publisher: Pan

ISBN: 9781509815494

Category: Actors

Page: 320

View: 5081


Sir Tony Robinson is a much-loved actor, presenter and author with a stellar career lasting over fifty years. Now, in his long-awaited autobiography, he reveals how the boy from South Woodford went from child stardom in the first stage production of Oliver!, a pint-sized pickpocket desperately bleaching his incipient moustache, to comedy icon Baldrick, the loyal servant and turnip aficionado in Blackadder. It wasn't all plain sailing though. Along the way he was bullied by Steve Marriott, failed to impress Liza Minnelli and was pushed into a stinking London dock by John Wayne. He also entertained us with Maid Marion and Her Merry Men (which he wrote and starred in) and coped manfully when locked naked outside a theatre in Lincoln during the live tour of comedy series Who Dares Wins. He presented Time Team for twenty years, watching countless gardens ruthlessly dug up in the name of archaeology, and risked life and limb filming The Worst Jobs in History. Packed full of incident and insight, No Cunning Plan is a funny, self-deprecating and always entertaining read.

Ten Little Herrings

Author: L C Tyler

Publisher: Allison & Busby

ISBN: 0749017031

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 3488


‘A clever plot, with lots of laughs along the way’ Daily Mail Last seen boarding a plane which exploded mid-flight, crime writer Ethelred Tressider is discovered, to the bafflement of his dogged literary agent Elsie Thirkettle, to be alive and currently residing in the Loire Valley. Having followed Ethelred to a run-down French hotel hosting a stamp collectors’ conference, chaos ensues when one guest is found fatally stabbed, soon followed by the murder of a rich Russian oligarch. Elsie is torn between her natural desire to interfere in the investigation and her urgent need to escape from the hotel and buy high-class chocolate. Ethelred, meanwhile, seems to know more about the killings than he is letting on. Finally the time comes when Elsie must assemble the various suspects in the dining room, and reveal the truth...

The Chocolate Lovers' Wedding

Author: Carole Matthews

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0751560227

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 8364


THE BESTSELLING SERIES FROM THE MULTI-MILLION-COPY-SELLING AUTHOR CAROLE MATTHEWS The ladies of The Chocolate Lovers' Club should be gearing up for the wedding of the year but life keeps getting in the way . . . Lucy is worried about her financial situation and it keeps distracting her. Should she accept an offer of help from an untrustworthy source? Nadia may have a real chance at finding love, but other areas of her life aren't so rosy. Something needs to change - but what? Autumn can't wait to meet someone she hasn't seen in a very long time. She's full of hope for the future, but then things don't exactly go to plan . . . Chantal has been through so much and she's finally starting to feel settled. The last thing she needs is the kind of bad news that could change her life all over again. And yet, despite all the ups and downs, the Chocolate Lovers' ladies know they can get through it all as long as they have each other. They're not going to let anything get in the way of their happy-ever-afters . . . The Chocolate Lovers' Wedding is the final novel in Carole Matthews' much-loved series, promising heart-warming friendships, breath-taking romance, and a whole lot of sweet and delicious treats! Perfect for fans of Milly Johnson, Cathy Bramley and Sarah Morgan. YOUR FAVOURITE AUTHORS LOVE CAROLE MATTHEWS: 'A life-affirming story full of joy and hope' CATHY BRAMLEY 'Full of heart and fun' MILLY JOHNSON 'A wonderful setting where dark clouds part to reveal a happy ending' KATIE FFORDE 'An irresistibly warm-hearted story' TRISHA ASHLEY 'Warm, witty and hopeful - I was charmed' SARAH MORGAN 'The queen of funny, feel-good fiction' MIKE GAYLE

Mad Old Men

Author: Neil Chalmers

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 0244641870

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 529


Chris Mason is a reluctantly retired adman. He decides to head for the safety on the shores of a superannuated adfolks retreat, managing a successful beaching, without mishap, to become the bad influence everyone has been waiting for. Chris however hadn’t allowed for enemies from a past life and the coterie of like- minded folk he collects suffer serious frustrations when making any attempts at enjoyable independence. Until, they hit on a unique idea...to start an old farts ad agency. This crazy concept only works and the agency rapidly becomes a huge success. Cue interest from the US where a ghastly crew from a Chicago try to hustle them into selling by blackmailing Chris and his aged, but still particularly sharp partners. The encounter proves remarkably testing for the Americans, resulting in a final victory for the elderly Brits.

Foretold

Author: Ed Rodgers and Dr. Fred Holtzman

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1490870172

Category: Religion

Page: 250

View: 5004


So many things happen every day that we just can’t understand. Many people are turning to the Bible for answers to explain the strange and inexplicable events of our day. Foretold: Today’s News Yesterday from Daniel the Prophet provides the prophetic framework into which these events can be inserted and interpreted. Authors Ed Rodgers and Dr. Fred Holtzman propose these events simply reflect a much larger drama unfolding in the unseen world. Foretold’s unique perspective allows you to experience Daniel’s revelations as he puts the pieces together to make sense of the enigmatic prophecies with which he has been entrusted. Join Daniel as he tells his story from his vantage point in heaven. Share the thrill of seeing the rich treasures and promises of his ancient and mysterious prophecies unlocked and unsealed in your day. Learn why God chose to use him in such amazing ways, and how you can follow in the footsteps of one of the Bible’s most extraordinary heroes. In Foretold, you’ll find hope firmly resides in the knowledge that every current and future event is already recorded in a very special book in heaven.

All the Ghosts in the Machine

Author: Elaine Kasket

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472141881

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

View: 6523


'As charming and touching as it is astute and insightful' Adam Alter, New York Times bestselling author of Irresistible and Drunk Tank Pink 'This a very useful book, even perhaps for people who have never been near a computer in their lives' Jake Kerridge, Sunday Telegraph Seen any ghosts on your smartphone lately? As we're compelled to capture, store and share more and more of our personal information, there's something we often forget. All that data doesn't just disappear when our physical bodies shuffle off this mortal coil. If the concept of remaining socially active after you're no longer breathing sounds crazy, you might want to get used to the idea. Digital afterlives are a natural consequence of the information age, a reality that barely anyone has prepared for - and that 'anyone' probably includes you. In All the Ghosts in the Machine, psychologist Elaine Kasket sounds a clarion call to everyone who's never thought about death in the digital age. When someone's hyperconnected, hyperpersonal digital footprint is transformed into their lasting legacy, she asks, who is helped, who is hurt, and who's in charge? And why is now such a critical moment to take our heads out of the sand? Weaving together personal, moving true stories and scientific research, All the Ghosts in the Machine takes you on a fascinating tour through the valley of the shadow of digital death. In the process, it will transform how you think about your life and your legacy, in a time when our technologies are tantalising us with fantasies of immortality.

Bittersweet Ecstasy

Author: Janelle Taylor

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 1420127268

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 1826


FOLLOW THE WIND. . . FOREVER ECSTASY. . . WHISPERED KISSES. . . Janelle Taylor's historical romances are alive with thrilling passion and enthralling adventure. With BITTERSWEET ECTASY, she continues the spellbinding Savage Ecstasy series with the unforgettable love story of Sun Cloud, the second son of Gray Eagle, and the beautiful Sioux maiden who steals his heart. . . Bittersweet Ecstasy Impetuous and willful, daring and free, ebon-haired Singing Wind had always been mistress for her fate. But when she set eyes on the virile Sun Cloud, she felt herself losing control of her destiny. She was the daughter of a chief, and by rights should wed Bright Arrow, the elder brother of Sun Cloud who would someday lead their people. But whenever Sun Cloud was near, she could not stop her pulse from racing, her skin from burning, or her very soul from aching for her beloved's caress!