The book is fabulous, and I hope it sells forever. Entrancing, funny, deeply moving and wonderfully written. Please read it Upbeat and forgiving...Fowler's South London childhood was deeply weird...but the tone is sunny, and anyone who remembers Mivvis, jamboree bags, streets with no cars, Sid James and vast old Odeons will love this Sixties retro-fest. INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY Paper-dry wit and natural charm...brutally funny. LONDON LITE A wonderfully vigorous read, confident in its total recall and acute in its deft definitions of characters. Delightfully written, this funny and engrossing memoir is a wonderful evocation of a Fifties and Sixties childhood CHOICE 'Book of the Month' Paper-dry wit, natural charm, brutally funny anecdotes - Fowler's likeable memoir unearths the trail that led the schoolboy to become a writer LONDON EVENING STANDARD Beautiful, magical and moving DAILY MAIL Humorously recounted, Fowler's passion for reading is framed by an affectionate description of his London childhood, adding colour to a memoir packed with anecdotes FINANCIAL TIMES His book is an almost Morrissey-like lament, with a similar plangent drollery, for a sixties childhood spent in a backwater of Greenwich. Fowler has both a taste and a flair for the lurid. His mother is lovingly evoked in this memoir. The book has a well-rounded narrative arc, incidentally, and the father is redeemed by some closing revelations. Here are the roots of an author who would become romantically committed to the most romantic forms of storytelling. I wonder whether the computer-driven generation will find the same solace and the kind of energy that drives Fowler NEW STATESMAN Written truthfully and bringing towards its conclusion a moving reconciliation. It also contains one of the best encapsulations of what it is to be a writer THE SCOTSMAN If you were born in the suburbs in 1953, this book has your name on it. Actually, it has Christopher Fowler's, but this memoir is exactly right for anyone who wished they had been born in a less embarrassing time, place and family. Even in the direst of family discords, the laughter lurked INDEPENDENT I loved Paperboy. It took me back to Vesta Chow Mein and the dire warnings that reading would 'hurt my eyes'. The fifties and sixties are represented as a golden age in which to grow up. Christopher Fowler reminds us they were not that great!
Undercurrents rise to the surface as Dell employs his mercenary soldier skills to follow the trail of a man who unwisely threatened his beloved wife, Dolly. This is a man with the deadly patience of a gila monster, and a complex agenda: possibly the first partner in literature who tries to pass as a gay man, as a light-skinned person of color would have passed for white decades ago. This new threat endangers Dell and Dolly's "found family": MaryLou, the woman they helped clear of murder charges; her close friend, Franklin; and Mack, Dolly's social worker-friend, whom Dell permitted to help with his investigation into neo-Nazi groups, and who has just gotten married. With Andrew Vachss's razor-sharp dialogue and inimitable prose style, Signwave confirms this new series as one to watch.
They always say time flies when you're having fun, maybe that's why your prime kid-years seem to sail by in a heartbeat. Are you living it to the fullest? Well, here's an awesome way to find out. In this book you'll find ideas, hints, and tips for things that you can (and should!) do before you're too old to get away with it. Ever snorkeled at a coral beach? Stayed up all night? Well, now's the time! It's also never a bad idea to apologize to a friend, make a new friend, or start your own business! Complete with expert tips from real life adventurers, weird-but-true facts, and profiles of some of the coolest kid-jobs on the planet, this book is just the start of your amazing, exciting, wonderful life!
"Arresting, resonant and witty" The TimesA beautifully bold and fresh new picture book, this hopeful and endearing story about moving house, making new friends and playing imaginative games is told with simple wit and charm, and offers a touching exploration of feelings. When Simon moves house, Isabel loses her best friend for ever. She is angry and lonely and decides it's better to be by herself. But after a time she faces a new problem that leads her to make a brilliant new friend...
A literary self-help memoir about using the Russian classics to find the answer to life's most important questions.Viv Groskop has discovered the meaning of life in Russian literature. As she knows from personal experience, everything that has ever happened in life has already happened in these novels: from not being sure what to do with your life (Anna Karenina) to being in love with someone who doesn't love you back enough (A Month in the Country by Turgenev) or being socially anxious about your appearance (all of Chekhov's work). This is a literary self-help memoir, with examples from the author's own life that reflect the lessons of literature, only in a much less poetic way than Tolstoy probably intended, and with an emphasis on being excessively paranoid about having an emerging moustache on your upper lip, just like Natasha in War and Peace.
Book 1 in a magical new series from Paralympian and star of the Great Comic Relief Bake-Off, Ellie Simmonds. Ellie lives with her uncle and aunt, Mr and Mrs Scrudge, in the miserable town of Greyton. The Scrudges and their horrible son, Colin, can't stand the sight of Ellie and won't let her into the bakery, even for a moment. But on her birthday Ellie receives a mystery present – a very special cookery book where the recipes magically appear on the page! There are recipes for what to bake for a long train journey, what to eat when you’ve eaten too much - even a cake to help you find a best friend. With the Greyton bake-off just round the corner, suddenly anything feels possible . . .
Andy, a crabby alligator, is a reluctant friend to Preston, a young coyote pup. They spend lots of time not catching rabbits, falling over cliffs, and trying to decide the difference between an owl and a bear. This Jump-Into-Chapters title is a perfect bridge between picture books and text-heavy chapter books.
A film tie-in edition of this eloquent and powerful memoir, to accompany the major new film starring Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender and Chiwetel Ejiofor. Perhaps the best written of all the slave narratives, Twelve Years a Slave is a harrowing memoir about one of the darkest periods in American history. It recounts how Solomon Northup, born a free man in New York, was lured to Washington, D.C., in 1841 with the promise of fast money, then drugged and beaten and sold into slavery. He spent the next twelve years of his life in captivity on a Louisiana cotton plantation.
Can squirrels speak? Do snails scream?Will a young couple, newly engaged, make it to their wedding day? Will their dysfunctional families ruin everything? Will they be undone by the advances of a very sexy, very unscrupulous heiress to a pharmaceuticals corporation?Is getting married even a remotely reasonable idea in the twenty-first century?And what in the world is a Veblen’ anyway?
With sweet thoughts about the value of friendship, this inspirational book preps young ones for the world beyond their own families. The striking photographs paired with poetic text will encourage more unplugged and imaginative play, help kids develop skills essential to their social and communicative development, and create a sense of belonging and security. Plus, we guarantee you'll finish the book wanting to hug a friend. A comprehensive afterword details the backstories of the incredible photos, which feature children and animals from around the world.
The son of a Baptist pastor and deeply embedded in church life in small town Arkansas, as a young man Garrard Conley was terrified and conflicted about his sexuality.When Garrard was a nineteen-year-old college student, he was outed to his parents, and was forced to make a life-changing decision: either agree to attend a church-supported conversion therapy program that promised to "cure" him of homosexuality; or risk losing family, friends, and the God he had prayed to every day of his life. Through an institutionalized Twelve-Step Program heavy on Bible study, he was supposed to emerge heterosexual, ex-gay, cleansed of impure urges and stronger in his faith in God for his brush with sin. Instead, even when faced with a harrowing and brutal journey, Garrard found the strength and understanding to break out in search of his true self and forgiveness. By confronting his buried past and the burden of a life lived in shadow, Garrard traces the complex relationships among family, faith, and community. At times heart-breaking, at times triumphant, this memoir is a testament to love that survives despite all odds.
Deborah Lippmann - культовые лаки, которые дарят прекрасное настроение. Они созданы для ярких представительниц прекрасного пола. Кроме того, высокое качество бренда, завоевавшего мировую популярность и любовь миллионов девушек и женщин! Стойкий лак Deborah Lippmann "Razzle Dazzle" не содержит формальдегидов, толуола, дибутила. Увлажняет и ухаживает за ногтями. Форма флакона, колпачка и кисти специально разработаны для удобного использования. Лаки Deborah Lippmann обеспечивают не только потрясающий вид ногтей, но и уход за ними: они относятся к категории Big 5-free, что делает их безопасными для вашего здоровья и окружающей среды. Идеальная консистенция и тонкая кисть отвечают за равномерное нанесение уже с первого слоя. Кроме того, с лаками от Deborah Lippmann вы можете быть уверены в своем маникюре 24/7: все покрытия износостойкие и быстросохнущие.
In this third installment from the author/illustrator team of Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie and Like Bug Juice on a Burger, a new girl at school throws Eleanor's relationship with her best friend Pearl into disarray. At first, she's excited about the possibility of a new friend, but when Pearl is assigned to be the new girl's buddy, Eleanor starts to feel like she's losing her best friend. On top of that, she's been chosen for the lead role in the springtime musical, which means singing a solo in front of the entire school! Once again, Sternberg's writing is pitch perfect as Eleanor navigates the bittersweet waters of growing up.