Watching the Door

Author: Kevin Myers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781843548201

Category: Belfast (Northern Ireland)

Page: 274

View: 6074

'Brilliant . . . Dark, witty, grin, caustic, despairing, wise, searingly honest and beautifully written . . . The best informed and most exciting personal account of the Troubles ever published.' Mail Sunday 'An essential part of the history of the Troubles. It is the most astonishing memoir of its kind that I have read in years, and must be read by anyone interested in the happenings of those terrible years in Belfast City'. JACK HIGGINS 'So remarkable that after finishing it you will find yourself casting the film that will surely get made . . . These are the Troubles as seen by someone who know the killers and the killed, and watched from the streets, the bars, and also the bedrooms, of Belfast . . . The result is a humour of a sort so edgy you will only have to come on it previously in the crime fiction of the great Elmore Leonard . . . I have never read a book like this.' Spectator 'A masterpiece . . . The bombings, the shootings, the beatings, the murderous prejudice of warring tribes separated by a few bricks: Myers spares nobody, least of all himself. Few books are as honest.' Daily Telegraph 'Raw and memorable . . . Watching the Door is a book that will be read after many others about that horrible turbulence fare forgotten.' TLS 'Kevin Myers has produced a book that I couldn't put down . . . Bad and bold and brilliant.' OLIVIA O'LEARY, The Irish Times


Author: David L. Childers

Publisher: Wheatmark, Inc.

ISBN: 1627875425

Category: Humor

Page: 150

View: 6114

Most people who have only been on the customer side of the retail counter have no idea what sales clerks and others in retail go through on a daily basis. But they should. After all, it's hard to be empathetic when you have never walked the walk. In Retail: The Other Side of the Counter, author David Childers gives every customer this opportunity. Reflecting on his many decades spent in the retail industry, he shows through humorous examples that most retail workers are hard working individuals, not servants for customers to belittle. By pointing out humorous and outrageous examples from his own experiences, Childers hopes that you, the customer, will take a kinder eye towards the person serving you. For the retail or service employee, he hopes to put a smile on your face, and get a nod of approval when you say, "Oh yeah. I've been there."

Russian-English Dictionary of Idioms, Revised Edition

Author: Sophia Lubensky

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300162278

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 955

View: 1856

This is the most innovative, comprehensive, and scholarly bilingual dictionary of Russian idioms available today. It includes close to 14,000 idioms, set expressions, and sayings found in contemporary colloquial Russian and in literature from the nineteenth century to the present. The Russian idioms are provided with many English equivalents to render idioms in various contexts. Illustrative examples are cited to show how the idioms are used in context. Each entry also contains a grammatical description of the idiom, a definition—an innovative feature for a bilingual dictionary—and stylistic and usage information. A most notable part of the work is the alphanumeric index that makes finding the right expression very easy.


Author: Heather McLaren

Publisher: Zumaya Embraces

ISBN: 1612713084

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 282

View: 4450

The Mer Chronicles Book 1 The Caribbean, where fantasy and reality collide… True love was the last thing David Cooley expected to find in the Bahamas, but the moment he laid eyes on Faren Sands, he knew he had found the girl of his dreams. How could he know she was a mermaid from the lost island of Atlantis? Because of the strict laws regarding human contact, the couple flees the consequences of their forbidden passion, struggling to survive a conflict that has been brewing between the mermaids and sea demons for the last eleven thousand years. Once the epic battle begins, fate forces David to make a decision that will forever affect his young life. Should he stick by the woman he loves, risking his survival for a civilization that hates him?

The Cat Saw Murder

Author: Dolores Hitchens

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1471920674

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 9700

One woman drugged, another murdered - and a cat is the only witness. If you like Miss Marple, you'll love this! Terrific classic crime - with a new introduction by Joyce Carol Oates. 'You will never regret having made the acquaintance of Miss Rachel Murdock' NEW YORK TIMES When Rachel Murdock and her sister Jennifer receive a call for help from their favourite niece, Lilly, they quickly hop on a train to see her - but not before collecting their prized cat Samantha in a picnic basket and bringing her along for the ride. Samantha, it turns out, is an heiress, the inheritor of a fortune left by a wealthy relative, and so the attempt on the cat's life, made right after they arrive, comes as a shock. The cat survives, but Lilly, murdered soon thereafter, is not so lucky. By the time the police arrive, the clues are already falling into place, with gambling debts just being the tip of a brutal killing spree iceberg. With the authorities distracted by lurid details, it's up to Rachel and her furry friend to uncover the truth.

The Creative Writer for the Creative Newspaper

Author: Terence J. Fry

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1524682209

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

View: 5572

When he was only sixteen years old, a young mans mother and father die in a car accidentand all he wants to do is to find out why it happened. This leads him on the path to become a journalist, and since then he is now determined to always seek out answers. The Creative Writer for the Creative Newspaper follows the creative writer as he goes on a journey of love and forgiveness. As he falls in love with a woman who collapsed outside his house, he visits her every day while she is in a coma and is drawn closer and closer to her. Determined to find out why she collapsed and discover the origins of her injuries, he is led to an abortion clinic that is concealing a dark secret. If he can find help through the twists and turns, the creative writer can expose the secret and lead victims to peace and forgiveness in Christ. Everyone needs a chance at forgiveness, and with help from the creative writerand more importantly, from Christpeople in crisis can find the closure they need to have happy, fulfilling lives full of love and forgiveness.

Nevermore - A Novel of Love, Loss & Edgar Allan Poe

Author: David Niall Wilson

Publisher: Crossroad Press


Category: Fiction

Page: 146

View: 8481

Nevermore is a dark, historical fantasy filled with romance, southern charm, and all the trappings of a classic historical romance. Walking the line between the occult, the paranormal, and the reality of 1800s life in The Great Dismal Swamp, Nevermore is also chock full of action and adventure. Follow Edgar Allan Poe and Lenore into The Great Dismal Swamp and experience one version of the birth of Poe's famous poem, "The Raven." On the banks of Lake Drummond, on the edge of The Great Dismal Swamp, there is a tree in the shape of a woman. One dark, moonlit night, two artists met at The Lake Drummond Hotel, built directly on the borderline of North Carolina and Virginia. One was a young woman with the ability to see spirits trapped in trees and stone, anchored to the earth beyond their years. Her gift was to draw them, and then to set them free. The other was a dark man, haunted by dreams and visions that brought him stories of sadness and pain, and trapped in a life between the powers he sensed all around him, and a mundane existence attended by failure. They were Eleanore MacReady, Lenore, to her friends, and a young poet named Edgar Allan Poe, who traveled with a crow that was his secret, and almost constant companion, a bird named Grimm for the talented brothers of fairy-tale fame. Their meeting drew them together in vision, and legend, and pitted their strange powers and quick minds against the depths of the Dismal Swamp itself, ancient legends, and time. Once, upon a shoreline dreary, there was a tree. This is her story. AUTHOR'S NOTE: This novel is a direct spin-off from "Kali's Tale," the fourth book in the DeChance Chronicles - initially it was going to be the prologue to book V - but is now a fully separated, stand-alone work - though the stories tie together, and are all one big story - as novels, over time, tend to become. Book One, "Heart of a Dragon," is only .99 and books 2-4 are now available in a single omnibus edition. If you enjoy Nevermore, you may find The DeChance Chronicles to your liking. Book V - "A Midnight Dreary," will be available in 2015 and draws directly on elements of Nevermore.

Infant Chimpanzee and Human Child : A Classic 1935 Comparative Study of Ape Emotions and Intelligence

Author: the late N. N. Ladygina-Kohts

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199770793

Category: Psychology

Page: 592

View: 9710

This edition presents the first complete English translation of N.N. Ladygina-Kohts' journal chronicling her pioneering work with the chimpanzee, Joni. The journal entries describe and compare the instincts, emotions, play, and habits of her son Rudy and Joni as each develops. First published in Moscow in 1935 as a memoir in the Darwin Museum Series, this edition has 120 photographs, 46 drawings and an introduction by Allen and Beatrix Gardner of the Center for Advanced Study at the University of Nevada, as well as a Foreword and an Afterword by Lisa A. Parr, Signe Preuschoft, and Frans B. M. de Waal of the Living Links Center at Emory University.

The Greenwood Library of American Folktales [Four Volumes]

Author: Thomas A. Green

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313080852

Category: Folklore

Page: N.A

View: 5805

Arranged by geographical regions, an anthology of American folktales offers legends, myths, folktalkes, jokes, and personal experiences.