London, The Weekends Start Here

Fifty-two Weekends of Things to See and Do

Author: Tom Jones

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0753551195

Category: Travel

Page: 224

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During the week, London is the bustlingly centre of big business, with millions of people working all around the capital, but it’s at the weekend that the city really comes alive. With London, The Weekends Start Here, explore the unrivalled range of cultural, artistic, historical and outdoor experiences this dynamic capital has to offer, with plenty of time to achieve the unexpected before another Monday morning rolls round. Perfect for Londoners and visitors alike, discover 52 themed weekends, organised by season, with over 250 interesting and quirky entries for unusual and surprising attractions. Including all you need to know about location, transport and the best places to eat and drink. From Wild London in the spring to Nordic London in the winter and Tea Drinker’s London, Quiet London, Japanese London and more in between. Multicultural and historical, urban and wild, peaceful and vibrant – there’s plenty to do in London to suit your mood and interests, as well as the time of year. Why not try ... ? Drinking in pubs once frequented by pirates and smugglers in Wapping Taking a Scandinavian sauna at the Finnish Church Eating grapes from a royal grape vine Spotting London's Peregrine Falcons Finding literary treasures in the British Library Soaking up the sun on a Japanese Roof Garden Walking the route of a Victorian sewer, and Exploring the chalk downland valleys of south London Get inspired and enjoy all the fun, diverting and imaginative things to do in this great city, one weekend at a time.
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Harry Potter und das verwunschene Kind. Teil eins und zwei (Bühnenfassung)

Das offizielle Skript zur Original-West-End-Theateraufführung

Author: J.K. Rowling,John Tiffany,Jack Thorne

Publisher: Pottermore Publishing

ISBN: 1781105553

Category: Drama

Page: 368

View: 1595

Die offizielle Bühnenfassung der Originalinszenierung von Harry Potter und das verwunschene Kind. Es war nie leicht, Harry Potter zu sein – und jetzt, als Angestellter des Zaubereiministeriums, Ehemann und Vater von drei Schulkindern, ist sein Leben nicht gerade einfacher geworden. Während Harrys Vergangenheit ihn immer wieder einholt, kämpft sein Sohn Albus mit dem gewaltigen Vermächtnis seiner Familie, mit dem er nichts zu tun haben will. Als Vergangenheit und Gegenwart auf unheilvolle Weise miteinander verschmelzen, gelangen Harry und Albus zu einer bitteren Erkenntnis: Das Dunkle kommt oft von dort, wo man es am wenigsten vermutet. Das Skript zu Harry Potter und das verwunschene Kind erschien erstmals als »Special Rehearsal Edition Script« anlässlich der Premiere von Jack Thornes Theaterstück. Es basiert auf einer Geschichte von J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany und Jack Thorne und wurde im Sommer 2016 in London uraufgeführt. Zuschauer und Kritiker waren begeistert und die Buchfassung wurde sofort zum internationalen Bestseller. Diese überarbeitete Bühnenfassung enthält die endgültigen Dialoge aus dem Theaterstück, die sich seit den ersten Proben zum Teil leicht verändert haben. Zum exklusiven Bonusmaterial gehört ein Gespräch zwischen dem Regisseur John Tiffany und dem Autor Jack Thorne, die Anekdoten zum und Gedanken über das Lesen von Theaterstücken austauschen. Außerdem gibt es nützliche Hintergrundinformationen: den Stammbaum der Familie Potter und eine Chronologie der Ereignisse, die vor Beginn von »Harry Potter und das verwunschene Kind« stattgefunden haben.
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Valley of the Dolls: 50th Anniversary Edition

Author: Jacqueline Susann

Publisher: Tiger L.L.C.

ISBN: 099631783X


Page: 496

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The 50th Anniversary Edition of Jacqueline Susann's All-Time Pop-Culture Classic! At a time when women were destined to become housewives, Jacqueline Susann let us dream. Anne, Neely, and Jennifer become best friends as struggling young women in New York City trying to make their mark. Eventually, they climb their way to the top of the entertainment industry only to find that there’s no place left to go but down, into the Valley of the Dolls.
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If You're Proud To Be A Leeds Fan

Author: Tom Palmer

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1780577990

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

View: 7353

When the Gelderd End sings 'If you're proud to be a Leeds fan clap your hands' you clap your hands . . . but should you? Leeds United Football Club have one of the worst reputations in the country. For years the fans and players - fairly or unfairly - have been associated with thuggery. In If You're Proud to be a Leeds Fan Tom Palmer tries to work out just why he claps and why, when he has to miss a home game for work, he feels so bad. Set in the 2001-02 Premiership season, the author follows Leeds United at stadiums home and away, in bars watching satellite, listening to Radio Leeds and Radio Five Live and watching the pages of Ceefax. He focuses as much on the fans as on the action on the pitch and tries to establish whether Leeds fans and players are really so bad. The book examines the highs and lows of the club's recent history and their impact on the supporters - from the Paris riot in 1975 to relegation in 1982 and the glory of the 1992 League win. Palmer discusses the Bowyer-Woodgate trial, the board's plans to take Leeds United away from Elland Road, the controversial replacement of manager David O'Leary with Terry Venables, and the club's persistent hooliganism problems, especially the fans' unceasing hatred of Manchester United. If You're Proud to be a Leeds Fan tries to explain why, in the face of so many reasons why you shouldn't, you still find yourself clapping. The book includes Leeds poet Tony Harrison's poem 'v.'.
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The Record Players

DJ Revolutionaries

Author: Bill Brewster,Frank Broughton

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 0802195350

Category: Music

Page: 480

View: 5559

Acclaimed authors and music historians Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton have spent years traveling across the world to interview the revolutionary and outrageous DJs who shaped the last half-century of pop music. The Record Players is the fun and revealing result—a collection of firsthand accounts from the obsessives, the playboys, and the eccentrics that dominated the music scene and contributed to the evolution of DJ culture. It started when, instead of a live band, someone turned on the record player, and suddenly partygoers had more than one style of music to dance to. In the sixties, radio tastemakers brought their sound to the masses, sock hop by sock hop, while early trendsetters birthed the role of the club DJ at temples of hip like the Peppermint Lounge. By the seventies, DJs were dictating musical taste and changing the course of popular music; and in the eighties, young innovators wore out their cross-faders developing techniques that carried them over the line between record player and musician. With discographies, favorite songs, and amazing photos of all the DJs as young firebrands, The Record Players offers an unparalleled music education: from records to synthesizers, from disco to techno, and from small groups of influential music lovers to arenas packed with thousands of dancing fans. A history told by the visionaries who experienced the movement, The Record Players allows a rare glimpse into the sound, culture, and craft that developed into a worldwide industry.
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The Riddle of the Third Mile

Author: Colin Dexter

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330504142

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 5179

The thought suddenly occurred to Morse that this would be a marvellous time to murder a few of the doddery old bachelor dons. No wives to worry about their whereabouts; no landladies to whine about the unpaid rents. In fact nobody would miss most of them at all . . . By the 16th of July the Master of Lonsdale was concerned, but not yet worried. Dr Browne-Smith had passed through the porter's lodge at approximately 8.15 a.m. on the morning of Friday, 11th July. And nobody had heard from him since. Plenty of time to disappear, thought Morse. And plenty of time, too, for someone to commit murder . . .
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Henry Moore-- Writings and Conversations

Author: Henry Moore,Alan G. Wilkinson

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520231610

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 2205

"For both admirers and students of Henry Moore's work, this book will be a blessing. Moore's humanity and intelligence make this compendium a plea-sure to dip into as well as scholarly and comprehensive."--Roger Berthoud, author of The Life of Henry Moore "Alan Wilkinson has trawled the rich material with exemplary thoroughness. . .. The nature and purpose of Moore's writing is illuminated. The introduction reflects Wilkinson's long friendship with Moore, and the commentary and notes testify to a remarkable knowledge of the artist's work, his circle and his ideas."--Sir Alan Bowness, editor of the Henry Moore Complete Sculpture Series
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Simon Serrailler Bundle: The Pure in Heart/The Various Haunts of Men

Author: Susan Hill

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448138965

Category: Fiction

Page: 50

View: 8436

Introducing Detective Simon Serrailler... in the first two cases in Susan Hill's gripping crime series In The Various Haunts of Men Detective Chief Inspector Simon Serrailler and a new member of the station, Detective Sergeant Freya Graffham investigate the disappearance of a local woman from the peaceful cathedral town of Lafferton. As more people vanish, Simon and Freya are forced to embark on a complicated mission to unravel the mystery and enter the mind of a killer. In The Pure in Heart Simon Serrailler is nursing a broken heart while trying to deal with a new and worrying case: the kidnapping of a young boy on his way to school. As the family of the missing boy falls apart, and more children are taken, the station - and Simon - begin to lose hope...
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Ein Weihnachtslied in Prosa

Eine Geistergeschichte

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423409460

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 9669

Dickens berühmte Weihnachtsgeschichte in neuer Übersetzung »Marley war tot ...« – so beginnt eine der berühmtesten und beliebtesten Weihnachtserzählungen der Weltliteratur. Doch nicht nur der Geist seines ruchlosen Partners zwingt den geizigen Geschäftsmann Ebenezer Scrooge, sein Leben zu ändern. Es bedarf dreier weiterer Weihnachtsgeister, um aus ihm einen gütigen Menschen zu machen. Dickens’ wunderbare Groteske fasziniert Jung und Alt bis heute und wurde mehrfach verfilmt. Der märchenhafte Klassiker wurde für diese Geschenkbuchausgabe von Britta Mümmler neu übersetzt und von Daniel Müller farbig illustriert.
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Zimmer Men

The Trials and Tribulations of the Ageing Cricketer

Author: Marcus Berkmann

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748127089

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 5959

Ten years after his classic Rain Men - 'cricket's answer to Fever Pitch,' said the Daily Telegraph - Marcus Berkmann returns to the strange and wondrous world of village cricket, where players sledge their team-mates, umpires struggle to count up to six, the bails aren't on straight and the team that fields after a hefty tea invariably loses. This time he's on the trail of the Ageing Cricketer, having suddenly realised that he is one himself and playing in a team with ten others every weekend. In their minds they run around the field as fast as ever; it's only their legs that let them down. ZIMMER MEN asks all the important questions of middle-aged cricketers. Why is that boundary rope suddenly so far away? Are you doomed to getting worse as a cricketer, or could you get better? How many pairs of trousers will your girth destroy in one summer? Chronicling the 2004 season, with its many humiliating defeats and random injuries, this coruscatingly funny new book laughs in the face of middle age, and starts thinking seriously about buying a convertible.
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The Art Of Drowning

Author: Frances Fyfield

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1405520507

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 1959

Rachel Doe is a shy accountant at a low ebb in life when she meets charismatic Ivy Schneider, nee Wiseman, at her evening class and her life changes for the better. Ivy is her polar opposite: strong, six years her senior and the romantic survivor of drug addiction, homelessness and the death of her child. Ivy does menial shift work, beholden to no one, and she inspires life; as do her farming parents, with their ramshackle house and its swan-filled lake, the lake where Ivy's daughter drowned. As Rachel grows closer to them all she learns how Ivy came to be married to Carl, the son of a WWII prisoner, as well as the true nature of that marriage to a bullying and ambitious lawyer who has become a judge and who denies her access to her surviving child. Rachel wants justice for Ivy, but Ivy has another agenda and Rachel's naïve sense of fair play is no match for the manipulative qualities of the Wisemen women.
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The Day the Country Died

A History of Anarcho Punk 1980–1984

Author: Ian Glasper

Publisher: PM Press

ISBN: 1604869887

Category: Music

Page: 496

View: 667

In this revealing history, author, historian, and musician Ian Glasper explores in minute detail the influential and esoteric UK anarcho-punk scene of the early 1980s. Where some of the colorful punk bands from the first half of the decade were loud, political, and uncompromising, their anarcho-punk counterparts were even more so, totally prepared to risk their liberty to communicate the ideals they believed in so passionately. With Crass and Poison Girls opening the floodgates, the arrival of bands such as Amebix, Chumbawamba, Flux of Pink Indians, and Zounds heralded a new age of honesty and integrity in underground music. New, exclusive interviews and hundreds of previously unreleased photographs document the impact of all of the scene’s biggest names—and a fair few of the smaller ones—highlighting how anarcho-punk took the rebellion inherent in punk from the very beginning to a whole new level of personal awareness.
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Don't Hassel the Hoff

The Autobiography

Author: David Hasselhoff,Peter Thompson

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1429901063

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 4763

The Los Angeles Times called him a "counterculture icon," and TV Guide dubbed him one of "TV's Ten Most Powerful Stars," but true aficionados simply call him "The Hoff." Don't Hassel the Hoff follows David Hasselhoff's phenomenal career, from his earliest childhood role in Peter Pan to his latest adventure, starring in Mel Brooks's Tony award-winning musical, The Producers. There is no better time to celebrate Hasselhoff's life and a career that continues to grow and thrive. As the star of the extremely popular classic television shows, "Baywatch" and "Knight Rider," Hasselhoff is an international mega-star, with platinum album sales and starring roles on Broadway and London's West End. As this fascinating memoir reveals, there's more to this handsome superstar than great hair, and legs that look good while running down a beach. "The Hoff" is also a smart, caring man with a huge heart. "This book is my opportunity to print something from my heart, to tell the truth about what happened to me on the long and winding road from Baltimore to Baywatch to Broadway – and beyond. And the truth is not to be found in tabloid stories but in my actions: I am a good father and tried to be a good husband. I love people and the emotional rollercoaster that goes with human relationships. I love all the bewildering, crazy and wonderful things that life has to offer. This book is about my successes and my failures, my strengths and my weaknesses. And, above all, it is about the hope contained in the Knight Rider slogan: "One man can make a difference." --David Hasselhoff Full of behind-the-scenes looks at Hasselhoff's television series, celebrations of his proudest moments, and the truths about his struggles with relationships and alcohol, Don't Hassel the Hoff is both highly entertaining and deeply personal, making this an engrossing page-turner from start to finish. Long live "The Hoff."
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Magic Seeds

Author: V. S. Naipaul

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330516272

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 4199

Willie Chandran is a man who has allowed one identity after another to be thrust upon him. In his early forties, after a peripatetic life, he succumbs to the encouragement of his sister – and his own listlessness – and joins an underground movement in India. But years of revolutionary campaigns and then prison convince him that the revolution ‘had nothing to do with what we were fighting for’, and he feels himself further than ever ‘from his own history’. When he returns to Britain where, thirty years before, his wanderings began, Willie encounters a country that has turned its back on its past and, like him, has become detached from its own history. He endures the indignities of a culture dissipated by reform and compromise until, in a moment of grotesque revelation – a tour de force of parodic savagery from our most visionary of writers – Willie comes to an understanding that might finally allow him to release his true self. ‘A radical further step in one of the great imaginative careers of our time . . . Magic Seeds demands our attention, and nothing more authoritative will be published this year’ Philip Hensher, Daily Telegraph ‘A novel that has subtlety, originality, shattering emotion and unmatched precision of language’ Observer
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Author: N.A

Publisher: Hueber Verlag

ISBN: 9783190027316


Page: 254

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The Daffodils Of Newent

Author: Susan Sallis

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448109450

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 954

They were called the Daffodil Girls, spirited and bright, enduring, loving and dancing their way through the gay and desperate twenties. April, who married the tortured and sexually suspect David Daker, convinced she could blot out his memories of the trenches. May, pregnant by her handsome music-hall star husband, who refused to settle down and become a family man. March, loved and betrayed by the man who had fathered her child, and who still wanted her, in spite of everything.
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Lonely Planet Reiseführer London

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Author: Vesna Maric,Damian Harper,Steve Fallon,Emilie Filou

Publisher: Mair Dumont DE

ISBN: 3575440387

Category: Travel

Page: 456

View: 2079

Lonely Planet Reiseführer London mit Downloads aller Karten Lonely Planet E-Books für dein Smartphone, Tablet oder E-Book Reader! Spare Gewicht im Gepäck und nutze viele praktische Feature auf deiner nächsten Reise: - Navigiere schnell und einfach im E-Book mit unseren hilfreichen Links - Weblinks führen dich direkt zu weiteren Infos - Offline-Karten (inkl. Zoom) + Google Maps Links zeigen dir den Weg NEU:Karten mit einem Klick downloaden, ausdrucken, mitnehmen oder speichern – vermeide Roaming im Ausland! - Durchsuche den Text in Sekunden nach beliebigen Stichworten - Mache Notizen und Lesezeichen und erstelle dir ganz einfach einen individuellen Reiseplan E-Book basiert auf: 7. Auflage 2018 Mit dem Lonely Planet London auf eigene Faust durch das Paradies.Etliche Monate Recherche stecken im Kultreiseführer für Individualreisende. Auf über 500 Seiten geben die Autoren sachkundige Hintergrundinfos zur Stadt, liefern Tipps und Infos für die Planung der Reise, beschreiben alle interessanten Sehenswürdigkeiten mit aktuellen Öffnungszeiten und Preisen und präsentieren ihre persönlichen Entdeckungen und Tipps. Erleben Sie die Stadt, die so viel zu bieten hat: Erfahren Sie alles, was man wissen muss über Tradition und Trends, Shops & Style der wohl spannendsten Stadt Europas. Themsenflair und Teekultur, Weltklasse-Museum, Musicals, Märkte und erholsame Parks. Und dann ist da noch das Essen: von Fish & Chips über die ganze Bandbreite ethnischer Küchen bis hin zum Restaurant von Jamie Oliver. Mit Liebe und Detail haben die Autoren ihre Informationen gesammelt und für jeden Geschmack und Geldbeutel Restaurants und Unterkünfte zusammengetragen. Abgerundet wird der Guide durch Übersichts- und Detailkarten, einem Farbkapitel zu den Top-Highlights, Reiserouten, fundierte Hintergrundinformationen und Insider-Tipps. Der Lonely-Planet- Reiseführer London ist ehrlich, praktisch, witzig geschrieben und liefert inspirierende Eindrücke und Erfahrungen.
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A Scattering Of Daisies

Author: Susan Sallis

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 144810940X

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 4271

Beginning the wonderful, heartwarming story of the Rising family. Will Rising had dragged himself from humble beginnings to his own small tailoring business in Gloucester - and on the way he'd fallen violently in love with Florence, refined, delicate, and wanting something better for her children. March was the eldest girl, the least loved, the plain, unattractive one who, as the family grew, became more and more the household drudge. But March, a strange, intelligent, unhappy child, had inherited some of her mother's dreams. March Rising was determined to break out of the round of poverty and hard work, to find wealth, and love, and happiness.
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English Unlimited Elementary B Combo with DVD-ROMs (2)

Author: Alex Tilbury,Theresa Clementson,Leslie Anne Hendra,David Rea,Maggie Baigent,Chris Cavey,Nick Robinson,Adrian Doff

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107649285

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 128

View: 9435

English Unlimited is a six-level (A1 to C1) goals-based course for adults. Centred on purposeful, real-life objectives, it prepares learners to use English independently for global communication. Through universal topics and activities, and a focus on intercultural competence as a 'fifth skill', this international coursebook helps learners become more sensitive, more effective communicators. Teaching natural, dependable language, and with CEFR goals at its core, it brings real life into the classroom and gives learners the skills and strategies to communicate confidently outside it. The 'Explore' sections provide the extra ingredients for enhancing communicative ability, from further development of speaking skills to independent learning strategies. The English Unlimited Elementary B Combo includes Coursebook Units 8 to 14 as well as the e-Portfolio and Self-Study DVD-ROM.
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Author: Mark Lemon,Henry Mayhew,Tom Taylor,Shirley Brooks,Sir Francis Cowley Burnand,Sir Owen Seaman

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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