So, Anyway...

Author: John Cleese

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 144814972X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

View: 4711

A candid and brilliantly funny memoir... ...of how a tall, shy youth from Weston-super-Mare went on to become a self-confessed comedy legend. En route, John Cleese describes his nerve-wracking first public appearance at St Peter’s Preparatory School at the age of eight and five-sixths; his endlessly peripatetic home life with parents who seemed incapable of staying in any house for longer than six months; his first experiences in the world of work as a teacher who knew nothing about the subjects he was expected to teach; his hamster-owning days at Cambridge; and his first encounter with the man who would be his writing partner for over two decades, Graham Chapman. And so on to his dizzying ascent via scriptwriting for Peter Sellers, David Frost, Marty Feldman and others to the heights of Monty Python. Punctuated from time to time with John Cleese’s thoughts on topics as diverse as the nature of comedy, the relative merits of cricket and waterskiing, and the importance of knowing the dates of all the kings and queens of England, this is a masterly performance by a former schoolmaster.

The Syntax and Semantics of Discourse Markers

Author: Miriam Urgelles-Coll

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441195505

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 172

View: 2676

A thorough overview of work on discourse markers covering a variety of approaches, from discourse analysis to computational linguistics

A Savage Presence

Author: WL Knightly

Publisher: BrixBaxter Publishing


Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 1663

Now that Connor Cohen is dead, Silas Cohen is free to live the life he wants. But there are still two men in the way. When Enzo Juarez tries to make a new deal with Fiona, her good intentions get the best of her and she unexpectedly puts Silas in danger. Can Alex’s connections save them this time? All bets are off when it’s every man for themselves in this series’ finale.

Sweet Georgia Brown

Author: Lawrence Walker

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 164350102X

Category: Art

Page: 564

View: 790

Charity Adams Earley, commander of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion in World War II, summarized the history of women in the military when she wrote in 1989: The future of women in the military seems assured... What may be lost in time is the story of how it happened. The barriers of sex and race were, and sometimes still are, very difficult to overcome, the second even more than the first. During World War II women in the service were often subject to ridicule and disrespec

The Secrets We Keep

Author: Deb Loughead

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 1459737318

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 184

View: 1963

First she blamed herself. Now she doesn’t know who to trust. When Kit disappeared at a party and was found drowned in the quarry the next day, Clem knew who to point the finger at: herself. She was the last person to see him alive, the last person who could have helped. If she had just kept a closer eye on him instead of her crush, Jake, maybe Kit would still be here. She knows she made a mistake, and wishes she could just forget about it — but Clem’s friend Ellie says she’ll expose Clem’s secret if she doesn’t play along with Ellie’s lies. Jake seems to have his own difficult secrets, and when he and Clem start to talk, they make a plan to help themselves move on. But when an unexpected discovery at the quarry makes everyone question what they thought they knew, Clem and Jake decide it’s up to them to uncover the truth.


Author: G. Lawrence

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency

ISBN: 1950015475

Category: Fiction

Page: 254

View: 2230

Evelyn is a woman with a past. Haunted by mistakes, taunted by her travails and tormented by the unspeakable sin of seducing her father when she was barely a teenager. As the relationship between her and her father became unbearable, she ran away from him, and the streets of New York, only to become a daughter of the streets of Philadelphia. Her life now controlled by drugs and dominated by MICHAEL, a man who doubled as her boyfriend and her pimp...and eventually the man who murdered her best friend. Even though she suspected that he was GREGORY’S killer, she couldn’t prove it. Her theory was as weak as she was. Yet, when he threatened her life and the life of her unborn child, she found strength within her that she never knew existed and was forced to execute him. She had no relationship with God and her relationships with people were few, but the circle of friends she did have, proved to stand the test of time. KENNY, the gay, flamboyant owner of a modeling agency. JOUSCAR, the lover, the “indoor sportsman” and real estate mogul who was among the first to teach her things about sex in the city. MADDELYN, Gregory’s high class, cosmopolitan sister and one of the pioneers in the field of surrogacy. And YVETTE, her “conscience”, remained faithful and trusting throughout her ordeal. Accepting her for who she was. Being there for her. Enter JASON, the stranger, a man who could have conceivably been her guardian angel. The man who introduced her to God and a new way of life. A spiritual way of life guided by faith and belief in God. Evelyn’s trials and tribulations are not unlike those of real people in the real world. Hers, differing only by an epiphany involving yet another animal - the COYOTE!

The Worst Night Ever

Author: Dave Barry

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1484785983

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

View: 4279

Last year, Wyatt Palmer was the hero of middle school, having foiled a plot against the president of the United States. But now he and his friends are in Coral Cove High School -- home of the Fighting Conchs -- and Wyatt is no longer a hero: He's just another undersized freshman, hoping to fit in, or at least not be unpopular. Things start to go wrong when Matt Diaz, who is Wyatt's best friend but also unfortunately an idiot, decides to bring his pet ferret, Frank, to school. Through an unfortunate series of events Frank ends up in the hands of the Bevin brothers, who are the most popular boys at Coral Cove High, but are also, as Matt soon discovers, the nastiest. When Wyatt and Matt try to get Frank back, they concoct a plan to attend a party for the cool clique at the Bevin's waterfront mansion and stumble onto the Bevin family's dark and deadly secret. That's when Wyatt learns that some things are worse than being unpopular in high school. MUCH worse.

Traditional Narratives of the Rock Cree Indians

Author: Robert Brightman

Publisher: University of Regina Press

ISBN: 9780889771956

Category: Social Science

Page: 185

View: 5636

First published in 1980 by the Canadian Museum of Civilization, this study presents narratives from different genres of Rock Cree oral literature in northwestern Manitoba together with interpretive and comparative commentary. The collection comprises narratives of the trickster-transformer Wisahkicahk, animal-human characters, spirit guardians, the wihtikow or cannibal monster, humorous experiences, sorcery, and early encounters with Catholicism.

Friday Memories

Author: June Friday MacInnis

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 1460284062

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 84

View: 5663

Born in 1931, at a time of ongoing change for Indigenous people all over the continent, this Ojibway Elder from Bear Island, in northeastern Ontario, started writing her memories so that her grandchildren and their descendants would know about her life and that of her family. These engaging stories provide snapshots of a world in which hunting and fishing were still sustaining the Ojibway people. They are also a testimony to the hard work, resourcefulness and devotion of her parents and relatives who were able to create a good quality of life for themselves and community members. Now in her 80s, June tells her stories with humour and a candid, no nonsense approach to storytelling. She has lived through tragedy and overcome serious illness, but they have not diminished her enthusiasm for life, her dedication to community or her great curiosity. These stories are a reflection of the resilience and caring that were passed on to her, and they carry her deep love for her family.

Mother of My Son

Author: Rachel Allord

Publisher: Pelican Ventures Book Group

ISBN: 1611162653

Category: Fiction

Page: 326

View: 1818

College student Amber Swansen gives birth alone. In desperation, she abandons the newborn, buries her secret, and attempts to get on with her life. No matter how far she runs, she can't escape the guilt. Years later and still haunted by her past, Amber meets Beth Dilinger. Friendship blossoms between the two women, but Beth's son is a constant, painful reminder to Amber of the child she abandoned. When heartache hits, causing Amber to grapple with the answers to life's deeper questions, Beth stands by her side. Yet just when peace seems to be within Amber's grasp, the truth of her past and the parentage of Beth's son comes to light and threatens to shatter not only their worlds, but the life of the teenager they both love.