I, Nigel Dorking

Author: Mary-Anne Fahey

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 085796772X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 336

View: 2000

Do not under any circumstances read this book. It's the incredibly and extremely private story of Nigel Dorking. Put it down immediately. Do Not Read Beyond This Point. This is the Really Really Extremely Private Story of Nigel Dorking, Incredibly Smart for his IQ, Tall, and Precocious, but Perilously Unhappy. N igel Dorking I s desperate to win his father back. And G iven he's so smart, far smarter than his horrible stepmother the E vil Babette, surely he won't end up L osing Dad to his new family? If only D ad hadn't fallen for her and totally ruined their lives. O bviously having a spastic and R eally retarded brother like Ivan hasn't helped, as they tend not to impress fathers. K nowledge, however, Nigel is certain, will impress Dad. I f he can amaze and dazzle Dad with his interesting facts, Maybe then N igel's Dad will come home, and then he, Nigel, will have achieved his holy G rail.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

A History of Dorking and the Neighbouring Parishes

With Chapters on the Literary Associations, Flora, Fauna, Geology, Etc., of the District

Author: John Shenton Bright

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Dorking (England)

Page: 408

View: 3608

Posted in Dorking (England)

14-18 - A New Vision for Secondary Education

Author: Kenneth Baker

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 178093615X

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 9083

Former Secretary of State for Education Kenneth Baker claims that secondary education has become a five-year programme with a single, narrow aim: to prepare pupils for high-stakes GCSE exams at 16. From 2015, all young people will be legally required to stay in education or training until they are 18. Kenneth Baker sees this as a historic opportunity to re-think the aims and structure of English education. He argues that the National Curriculum should extend only to the age of 14 and that there should be four distinct pathways from 14-18 to take account of young people's emerging interests talents and ambitions: Liberal Arts; Technical; Sports and Creative Arts; and Career. All pathways will provide a broad education, but each will have a distinctive character matched to the talents and ambitions of individual students. In 14-18 - A New Vision for Secondary Education, Kenneth Baker builds a compelling case for reform, with contributions from a range of educationalists who draw on the history of English education, practice elsewhere in the world, and their experiences. An essential read for anyone interested in the future of secondary education.
Posted in Education

Churchill. The Greatest Briton Unmasked

Author: Nigel Knight

Publisher: David & Charles

ISBN: 9780715328538

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 4874

In his brand new assessment of Winston Churchill's political career Nigel Knight challenges the sentimental image of the great wartime leader and argues that Churchill's impact on Great Britain was, in fact, consistently disastrous. The author backs up his arguments with rigorous academic research to provide a fresh insight into Churchill's entire career This book covers Churchill's time as pre-war Chancellor and his contradictory economic policies. It also looks at his time as Prime Minister and his wartime blunders, as well as the post-war period when he failed to rectify his past errors. It includes 16 pages of fascinating archive photographs.
Posted in History

Rupert Brooke

Life, Death and Myth

Author: Nigel Jones

Publisher: Head of Zeus

ISBN: 1781857156

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 480

View: 9096

Paragon of youthful beauty, romantic symbol of a lost England, and precociously gifted poet, Rupert Chawner Brooke died in a hospital ship off the Aegean island of Skyros in April 1915, aged just 27. All England mourned his passing. But behind the glow of myth lies a darker reality. At the height of his promise a disappointment in love triggered a mental and physical collapse that brought his inner complexities to the surface. Letters reveal a man who was sexually ambivalent, misogynistic, anti-Semitic – and sometimes alarmingly unstable. This revised edition of Nigel Jones's admired biography, including an account of a previously unknown affair of Brooke's, reveals a more conflicted and troubled individual than the gilded Adonis of English literary myth.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

Inspired to Design

– F1 cars, Indycars & racing tyres: the autobiography of Nigel Bennett

Author: Nigel Bennett

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845845366

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

View: 1212

Nigel Bennett’s unique autobiography describes his life and career, from growing-up influenced by car design, to his education and the building of his 750 specials. He describes his work as Firestone Development Manager, recounting many tales of the outstanding designers and drivers of the period. Detailing his work in Formula 1, as a Team Lotus engineer, and then as Team Ensign designer, he also covers his Indycar designs at Theodore, Lola Cars and Penske Cars. Life after his retirement, his involvement in boat design and with modern F1 teams, are also recounted.
Posted in Sports & Recreation

The Jacobite Rebellion

Author: Paul Adams

Publisher: Book Guild Publishing

ISBN: 1912575701

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 9446

The Jacobite Rebellion is a story with a host of bizarre characters and happenings. It follows the story of our hero, Charles Edward Stuart, who is involved in the plot due to mistaken identity. He is arrested and held at the police station before later being released. At home again he answers the door to Flora Macdonald, who persuades him to join her on a journey to Scotland, pursued by DCI Cumberland. In Scotland, Charles is taken to Brady Castle where he meets Colonel Macpherson who is plotting to overthrow the Hanoverian Monarchy and replace the Queen with the real Charles Stuart. Our hero is a useful decoy. In the castle is also his father, the mad Major, who believes he is still trying to escape from Stalag XXI whilst dressed in women’s clothing, as he believes that Brady Castle is the wartime camp. At a barbecue, DCI Cumberland is accidentally hit on the head with a fire extinguisher. Suffering, he makes his way to the Culloden Battlefield where the Queen, who is staying at Castle Brady, is opening a new visitor’s centre. A battle breaks out between the police, who are holding the Major and Colonel Macpherson. The action finally moves to London in time for the London Marathon, which is attended by the pretend Charles Stuart and the Colonel dressed as Tom and Jerry. DCI Cumberland, in his frustration, begins to shoot at anyone in a cat costume. Can the real Charles Stuart make it across the Channel in time? Paul Adams lives in Dorking, Surrey and works as a chartered accountant. Paul says that “the book is about, on one level, the Scots desire to reinstate the Scottish Monarchy on the throne of the UK.” With humorous themes throughout, this book will have you in stitches as you follow the hunt to find the real Charles Stuart. “Very Funny” – Peter Spence, creator and writer of the British BBC sitcom, To the Manor Born
Posted in Fiction

Catching a Serial Killer

My hunt for murderer Christopher Halliwell

Author: Stephen Fulcher

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473551560

Category: True Crime

Page: 320

View: 7008

'The gripping allure of long-form podcasts, such as Serial' Observer On the evening of Saturday, 19 March 2011, D.S. Stephen Fulcher receives a life-changing call that thrusts him into a race against the clock to save missing 22-year-old Sian O’Callaghan, who was last seen at a nightclub in Swindon. Steve knows from experience that he has a small window of time to find Sian alive, but his hopes are quickly dashed when his investigation leads him to Christopher Halliwell, a cabbie with sick obsessions. Following the investigation as it develops hour-by-hour, Steve’s gripping inside story of the cat-and-mouse situation that ensues shows how he hunted down Halliwell – his number-one suspect – which led him to the discovery of Sian’s body and another victim, Becky Godden-Edwards, who had been missing since 2002. The murders shocked the nation and Halliwell become one of the most hated men in Britain. Since then, he has been linked to several murders and disappearances, and has been called 'sick in the head' by an ex-cellmate for his unrelenting hatred of women. Catching a Serial Killer is a thrilling, devastating and absorbing look at a real-life murder case and potentially one of the UK’s most prolific serial killers.
Posted in True Crime

When William Came

A Story of London Under the Hohenzollerns

Author: Saki

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: London (England)

Page: 322

View: 3511

Posted in London (England)

Zeppelin Onslaught

The Forgotten Blitz 1914–1915

Author: Ian Castle

Publisher:

ISBN: 1848324359

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 4546

At the outbreak of the First World War, the United Kingdom had no aerial defense capability worthy of the name. Britain had just thirty guns to defend the entire country, with all but five of these considered ‘of dubious value’. So when raiding German aircraft finally appeared over Britain the response was negligible and ineffective. Of Britain’s fledgling air forces, the Royal Flying Corps had accompanied the British Expeditionary Force into Europe leaving the Royal Naval Air Service to defend the country as best it could. That task was not an easy one. From the first raid in December 1914, aerial attacks gradually increased through 1915, culminating in highly damaging assaults on London in September and October. London, however, was not the only recipient of German bombs, with counties from Northumberland to Kent also experiencing the indiscriminate death and destruction found in this new theater of war – the Home Front. And when the previously unimagined horror of bombs falling from the sky began, the British population was initially left exposed and largely undefended as civilians were killed in the streets or lying asleep in their beds. The face of war had changed forever and those raids on London in the autumn of 1915 finally forced the government to pursue a more effective defense against air attack. This German air campaign against the United Kingdom was the first sustained strategic aerial bombing campaign in history. Yet it has become the forgotten Blitz. In Zeppelin Onslaught Ian Castle tells the complete story of the 1915 raids in unprecedented detail in what is the first in a planned series of three books that will eventually provide a complete history of Britain’s Forgotten Blitz of 1914-18.
Posted in History

Bus-Pass Britain

50 of the nation's favourite bus journeys

Author: Susanne Kries,Nicky Gardner,Tim Locke

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 1784770191

Category: Bus travel

Page: 296

View: 1373

This new edition of the classic hit title Bus-Pass Britain is a colourful celebration of travelling by bus around the British Isles and features a selection of 50 favourite bus-routes submitted by members of the public in response to a Bradt competition. Their favourite bus routes reveal a wonderful mosaic of journeys across Britain, from a leafy meander through the Home Counties to the exhilarating seascapes of the northeast coast, from the wilds of Snowdonia to the Outer Hebrides. Evocative and fun, the book reveals how free bus passes have encouraged a new generation of keen explorers. Join us on the top deck for a fresh perspective on towns and villages across Britain. Each journey includes recommendations on where to stop and explore, providing details of inspiring sights, suggested walks and the best local cafes, pubs, restaurants. All the practical details: bus times, the length and duration of each route and travel connections to the start and finish, are provided and the book features a scattering of quirky stories and reflections (entitled Bus-stops) on the wonders of this more leisurely form of travel.
Posted in Bus travel

Riverford Farm Cook Book

Tales from the Fields, Recipes from the Kitchen

Author: Guy Watson,Jane Baxter

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007265050

Category: Cooking (Natural foods)

Page: 421

View: 5194

Guy Watson began farming at Riverford in 1985 on three acres of land on the Watson family farm based in Staverton, South Devon. With the land fully converted to organic status in 1987, Guy began delivering his vegetables to local shops, including his brother's farm shops. With a locally successful box scheme, home delivery was the next logical step, with local distributors setting up to operate the home delivery box scheme in individual locations, with all the vegetables being packed at Riverford Farm. Riverford has now become one of the country's largest independent growers, certified by the Soil Association.This book charts the rise of Riverford and ethical eating, the new concern for 'food miles' and local food production, and is a must-have guide to growing, sourcing and using the best-quality produce in the most effective and environmentally aware manner.
Posted in Cooking (Natural foods)

Surrey Street Atlas

Author: Geographers' A-Z Map Company

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781782570028

Category: Roads

Page: 304

View: 9044

Posted in Roads

First Aid Manual

The Authorised Manual of St. John Ambulance, St. Andrew's Ambulance Association, and the British Red Cross

Author: St. John Ambulance,Margaret Austin,St. Andrew's Ambulance Association,British Red Cross Society

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN: 9781405335379

Category: First aid in illness and injury

Page: 288

View: 8346

Expert first aid for your home – fully revised and updated 9th editionFrom first-aid essentials to life-saving procedures, it’s worth having someone who knows what they are doing to cope with life’s little (and big) emergencies. The latest edition of this best-selling manual, published in association with the UK's three leading first-aid providers, gives you the knowledge you need instantly if someone falls ill or gets hurt.Brand new live-action step-by-step photographs show you how to treat casualties and over 100 medical conditions and injuries, from minor burns to heart attacks. Find information on the latest life-saving procedures and resuscitation guidelines as well as basic first aid techniques, like bandaging and applying dressings. Plus, new chapters explain what it’s like being a first aider, what to do in an emergency situation and how to look after a casualty. Keep it handy – for home, for work and for leisure.
Posted in First aid in illness and injury

Peace and War

Britain in 1914

Author: Nigel Jones

Publisher: Head of Zeus

ISBN: 1781852588

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 850

1914 dawned with Britain at peace, albeit troubled by faultlines within and threats without: Ireland trembled on the brink of civil war; suffragette agitation was assuming an ever more violent hue; and suspicions of Germany's ambitions bred a paranoia that was expressed in a rash of 'invasion scare' literature. Then when shots rang out in Sara-jevo on 28 June, they set in train a tumble of diplomatic dominos that led to Britain declaring war on Germany. Nigel Jones depicts every facet of a year that changed Britain for ever. From gun-running in Ulster to an attack by suffragettes on a Velasquez painting in the National Gallery; from the launch of HMHS Britannic to cricketer J.T. Hearne's 3000th first-class wicket; from the opening of London's first nightclub to the embarking for Belgium of the BEF, he traces the events of a momentous year from its benign domestic beginnings to its descent into the nightmare of European war. Please note: This ebook is hand-crafted. Well not quite, but it is certainly a cut above the rest; great care has been taken to make sure it is both beautiful and highly functional.
Posted in History

Which School? 2010

Author: Wendy Bosberry-Scott

Publisher: John Catt Educational Ltd

ISBN: 1904724663

Category: Private schools

Page: 621

View: 1034

First published in 1924, 'Which School?' brings together in one volume a wide range of information and advice, updated annually, on independent education for children up to the age of 18 years.
Posted in Private schools

Pat Metheny

The ECM Years, 1975-1984

Author: Mervyn Cooke

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199897662

Category: Jazz

Page: N.A

View: 5671

Posted in Jazz

Splendour at court

dressing for royal occasions since 1700

Author: Nigel Arch,Joanna Marschner

Publisher: Allen & Unwin Australia

ISBN: N.A

Category: Design

Page: 128

View: 6169

Posted in Design