Somewhere Towards the End: A Memoir

Author: Diana Athill

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393076677

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

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Winner of the 2009 National Book Critics Circle Award in Autobiography and a New York Times bestseller: a prize-winning, critically acclaimed memoir on life and aging —“An honest joy to read” (Alice Munro). Hailed as “a virtuoso exercise” (Sunday Telegraph), this book reflects candidly, sometimes with great humor, on the condition of being old. Charming readers, writers, and critics alike, the memoir won the Costa Award for Biography and made Athill, now ninety-one, a surprising literary star. Diana Athill is one of the great editors in British publishing. For more than five decades she edited the likes of V. S. Naipaul and Jean Rhys, for whom she was a confidante and caretaker. As a writer, Athill has made her reputation for the frankness and precisely expressed wisdom of her memoirs. Now in her ninety-first year, "entirely untamed about both old and new conventions" (Literary Review) and freed from any of the inhibitions that even she may have once had, Athill reflects candidly, and sometimes with great humor, on the condition of being old—the losses and occasionally the gains that age brings, the wisdom and fortitude required to face death. Distinguished by "remarkable intelligence...[and the] easy elegance of her prose" (Daily Telegraph), this short, well-crafted book, hailed as "a virtuoso exercise" (Sunday Telegraph) presents an inspiring work for those hoping to flourish in their later years.

Somewhere Towards the End

Author: Diana Athill

Publisher: Yayasan Obor Indonesia

ISBN: 9780393067705

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 182

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An esteemed memoirist and one of the great editors in British publishing examines aging with the grace of Elegy for Iris and the wry irreverence of I Feel Bad About My Neck.

MultiMedia Modeling

Author: Cathal Gurrin,Frank Hopfgartner,Wolfgang Hurst,Håvard Johansen,Hyowon Lee,Noel O’Connor

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319041142

Category: Computers

Page: 608

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The two-volume set LNCS 8325 and 8326 constitutes the thoroughly refereed proceedings of the 20th Anniversary International Conference on Multimedia Modeling, MMM 2014, held in Dublin, Ireland, in January 2014. The 46 revised regular papers, 11 short papers and 9 demonstration papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 176 submissions. 28 special session papers and 6 papers from Video Browser Showdown workshop are also included in the proceedings. The papers included in these two volumes cover a diverse range of topics including: applications of multimedia modelling, interactive retrieval, image and video collections, 3D and augmented reality, temporal analysis of multimedia content, compression and streaming. Special session papers cover the following topics: Mediadrom: artful post-TV scenarios, MM analysis for surveillance video and security applications, 3D multimedia computing and modeling, social geo-media analytics and retrieval, multimedia hyperlinking and retrieval.

The Operative

Author: Duncan Falconer

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748122273

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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In war-torn Iraq, Stratton's closest friend is killed whilst on operation, leaving behind a grieving wife and child - Stratton's godson. When the widow moves to Los Angeles she is brutally murdered and her child placed in state custody. Stratton, rocked to his foundations by the killing, uncovers a FBI plot to hide the crime and sets off on a private operation of revenge that eventually pits him against one of the most powerful East European crime syndicates in America. Hunted by the CIA and FBI as well as a brutal army of Albanian mobsters and armed only with his wits and an extraordinary skill with explosives, Stratton relentlessly pursues his private war; a fight he suspects could be his last. Yet another enjoyable Falconer weave of thrill and action wrapped in the rich authenticity that defined his previous novels, taking the reader on a roller-coaster ride across half the globe to a nail-biting climax.

The Religious Life of Nabataea

Author: Peter Alpass

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004216235

Category: History

Page: 332

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The Religious Life of Nabataea offers a fresh perspective on the cultic landscape of the desert kingdom that dominated the north-western Arabian Peninsula in the centuries around the birth of Christ.

Principles of Neuromusculoskeletal Treatment and Management E-Book

Author: Nicola J. Petty

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 070204606X

Category: Medical

Page: 316

View: 1267


Fully updated and revised for a second edition, this textbook offers a comprehensive, evidence-based guide to the treatment and management of the neuromusculoskeletal system, providing vital support for both students and experienced therapists. As with the previous edition the text deals with function and dysfunction of joints, muscles and nerves offering treatment options in all cases. Underpinning theory and research is used extensively to explain the clinical use of each treatment option. This new edition has benefited from the author – Nicola Petty – becoming editor and enabling leading clinicians and academics to contribute to the text which now offers a broader range of perspectives. Provides critical knowledge and theory that underpins clinical practice and decision-making Guides the reader through the various options available for patient management drawing a solid evidence base Emphasizes the importance of hands on skill, as well as communication and clinical reasoning skills Templated structure throughout creates an accessible tool for use in teaching and practice Revised drawings in 2-colour provide the reader with enhanced visual learning tools

Talk About Books

Author: David Peplow

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472570243

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

View: 1134


Over the last two decades, reading groups have become increasingly popular in the UK and the USA. More and more people seem to be interested in sharing their reading experiences and hearing other readers discuss their views on books, whether this is online, through the mass media, or in face-to-face contexts. In light of this explosion in popularity of reading groups, this ethnographic study focuses on several reading groups based across a variety of settings: public libraries, public houses and in readers' homes. A range of methods are used to investigate the practices of the individual readers and the groups, including participant observation, interviews, and audio-recordings of meetings. Reading groups are found to be highly ritualized and potentially competitive places in which matters of identity and taste are often at stake. The groups studied are conceptualized as communities of practice, and the literary interpretations and evaluations offered within each group are shown to be a product of shared norms established by this group.

Cocktails for Book Lovers

Author: Tessa Smith McGovern

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402293429

Category: Cooking

Page: 144

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The perfect pairing for anyone with a literary thirst! From Jane Austen's little-known fondness for wine to Hemingway's beloved mojitos, literature and libations go hand in hand. Cocktails for Book Lovers blends these in a delectable book that will delight both readers and cocktail enthusiasts alike. This irresistible collection features 50 original and classic cocktail recipes based on works of famous authors and popular drinks of their eras, including Orange Champagne Punch, Salted Caramel and Bourbon Milkshakes, and even Zombie Cola. So dip in, pick your favorite author or book, and take a sip—or start at the beginning and work your way through. Cheers! Cocktails inspired by your favorite authors: • Charlotte Bronte • Dani Shapiro • Dorothy Parker • Ernest Hemingway • F. Scott Fitzgerald • Flannery O'Connor • Jhumpa Lahiri • Junot Diaz • Virginia Woolf • Wally Lamb • And 40 more!

Cold Tea and Tears

Author: Mary Farmer

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1848766548

Category: Dietetics

Page: 272

View: 6291


Cold Tea and Tears is Mary Farmer’s biography of her life and work as a dietitian – and the result is a candid and highly personal account of her 30-year career.This profession-confession will appeal to readers who have more than a passing interest in matters medical and nutritional, are keen to know the variety of knowledge and expertise of dietitians and to discover what happens behind the scenes.Mary takes the reader on a whistle-stop tour of her training and her first job. She invites us to be a fly on the wall in her out-patient clinics and on home visits; trips to residential care homes for the elderly and to the hospice where embarrassing ailments, ethical dilemmas, controversial and contentious matters are aired. She’ll draw you into debates on mental illness, malnutrition in older patients and artificial (tube) feeding. Mary also looks at how nutritional messages have changed over the years.This behind-the-scenes account gives some insight into the work of dietitians who, unlike doctors, paramedics and nurses, are not usually at the forefront of medical dramas and whose important work is often unrecognised by the wider public.