Looking for the definitive definitions of boke and eejit? Can you tell your Ginny-Anns from your Granny Mushes? This definitive guide to Northern Irish slang will have you talking like a native in no time. Maggie Muff is Belfast’s new heroine, the 21st-century answer to John Pepper. In this fantastic book, she guides readers through the maze of Northern Irish dialect, covering everything from amazeballs to beezer, gravy rings to Buckey-ar-la cocktails, pasties to wingnuts.
Hilarious, shocking and informative in equal measure, this book is unmissable fun for Leesa Harker’s thousands of fans.
Joe Carhill knows fish and chips. Running the Codfather with his wife, Joy believes he needs a break - and could anywhere be better than a secret retreat? The answer would be yes. Run by city-hustler turned Guru, Dave, plagued by wind-up merchant, Raymond, Joe somehow finds himself on a greasy slope into grief, pain and being labeled a murderer. With a bad year looking to turn into something unthinkakbly worse, he has to rely on his loyal wife, daughter - whose secret life finds an increasingly large audience - and a borrowed night-time prayer as he looks for the timeless hope of redemption.
This is book 2 in the New York Times and USA Today bestselling paranormal romance Accidentally Yours series. "If you love her, set her free. If she comes back, she's yours. If she doesn't...Christ! Stubborn woman! Hunt her down, and bring her the hell back; she's still yours according to vampire law."- Niccolo DiConti, General of the Vampire Queen's Army.After a three-century "time out," legendary vampire Niccolo DiConti vows to fulfill an ancient prophecy and, along the way, defeat the demented queen of the damned. All he has to do is find his human mate, seduce her into agreeing to become a vampire, and bond her to him forever. Luckily, he's handsome, charming, and mind-blowing in bed. How hard could this be? On vacation in sultry Mexico, biologist Helena Strauss makes the discovery of a lifetime when she meets Niccolo-and finds herself caught in a world of supernatural secrets and dangerous delights. Even more shocking is that he seems to know everything about her and claims her as his true immortal companion. Sure, she can't take her eyes-or mouth-off this gorgeous, perfect being. But can a hot-blooded gal like her really settle down with a cold-hearted vampire? 90,000 wordsThe Accidentally Yours Series BOOK 1: Accidentally in Love with...a God?BOOK 2: Accidentally Married to...a Vampire?BOOK 3: Sun God Seeks...Surrogate?BOOK 3.5: Accidentally...Evil? (a Novella)BOOK 4: Vampires Need Not...Apply?BOOK 4.5: Accidentally...Cimil? (a Novella) (Coming in January 2014)BOOK 5: Accidentally...Over? (Coming in August 2014)
The Darwin Awards III commemorate those who improve our gene pool by removing themselves from it, showing us just how uncommon common sense can be!Meet the absentminded terrorist who opens a mail bomb returned to him for insufficient postage. Marvel at the thief who steals electrical wires before shutting off the current. Gape at the would-be pilot who flies his lawn chair suspended from helium balloons into air-traffic lanes.These tales of trial and awe-inspiring error illustrate the ongoing saga of survival of the fittest in all its selective glory! The author has appeared in USA Today, Entertainment Weekly, The (NY) Daily News, Boston Herald, Publisher Weekly, BookPage and CNN.com.
The Peterkins were a lovable but comically inept family that possess ingenuity, logic, resourcefulness, and energy--but not common sense. The general formula is that the family tries to solve some problem in an appealingly roundabout way, fails, and is eventually rescued by "the wise old lady from Philadelphia" who always cuts the Gordian knot with some effective but prosaic solution. The charm of the story is not in the plot, but in the telling, with the building up of layers of complication, and the affectionate fun poked at the not-quite-cartoonish characters. The "wise old lady's" solution is usually obvious to the reader, or even the young listener, from the start. (From Wikipedia)
A sparkling talent makes her fiction debut with this infectious novel that combines the charming pluck of Eloise, the poignant psychological quirks of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and the page-turning spirit of Where'd You Go, Bernadette.
Reclusive literary legend M. M. "Mimi" Banning has been holed up in her Bel Air mansion for years. But after falling prey to a Bernie Madoff-style ponzi scheme, she's flat broke. Now Mimi must write a new book for the first time in decades, and to ensure the timely delivery of her manuscript, her New York publisher sends an assistant to monitor her progress. The prickly Mimi reluctantly complies-with a few stipulations: No Ivy-Leaguers or English majors. Must drive, cook, tidy. Computer whiz. Good with kids. Quiet, discreet, sane.
When Alice Whitley arrives at the Banning mansion, she's put to work right away-as a full-time companion to Frank, the writer's eccentric nine-year-old, a boy with the wit of Noel Coward, the wardrobe of a 1930s movie star, and very little in common with his fellow fourth-graders.
As she slowly gets to know Frank, Alice becomes consumed with finding out who Frank's father is, how his gorgeous "piano teacher and itinerant male role model" Xander fits into the Banning family equation-and whether Mimi will ever finish that book.
Full of heart and countless "only-in-Hollywood" moments, Be Frank with Me is a captivating and unconventional story of an unusual mother and son, and the intrepid young woman who finds herself irresistibly pulled into their unforgettable world.
Collected in one volume, three counterculture classics that embody the spirit of the 1960s. Included here are three great works by the incomparable Richard Brautigan: Trout Fishing in America is by turns a hilarious, playful, and melancholy novel that wanders from San Francisco through the country’s rural waterways—a book “that has very little to do with trout fishing and a lot to do with the lamenting of a passing pastoral America . . . An instant cult classic” (Financial Times). The Pill Versus the Springhill Mine Disaster is a collection of nearly one hundred poems, first published in 1968. And In Watermelon Sugar expresses the mood of a new generation, revealing death as a place where people travel the length of their dreams, rejecting violence and hate. During his lifetime, Look magazine observed, “Brautigan is joining Hesse, Golding, Salinger, and Vonnegut as a literary magus to the literate young.” A uniquely imaginative writer of the Beat movement who became an icon of the hippie era, he is still a favorite of readers today.
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