On a trip to the waterfront, Mrs. Feeley, Mrs. Rasmussen, and Miss Tinkham befriend the kindhearted, if somewhat gruff, Captain Dowdy. When he takes them up on their invitation for dinner that evening, he brings the bad news that his crew has been locked up and he’s clueless about what to do for his big charter the following day. Of course Mrs. Feeley and friends can’t leave him in need. But little do they know they’re sailing into a tangled web of romance and conspiracy full of scheming villains and even a princess! Mary Lasswell’s fifth book of exploits to feature Mrs. Feeley and company is brimming with fun, adventure, and an inspirational passion for life. This feel-good book is bound to make some waves, so be sure to read it schooner rather than later.
Chester the Cat is talented, handsome and charming—think of a feline Jason Bourne who is so gifted he makes Albert Einstein look stupid. With his street-smart business acumen and catnip-induced superpowers, Chester has overcome his less-than-perfect start to life to create a cat empire. He is director of Chester’s School of the Feline Arts, where he instructs other cats on how to take charge of their destinies . . . and owners.
With hilarious wit and heartfelt vulnerability, Chester shares his life story in this volume to inspire other cats to never give up on their dreams. In just seven steps, Chester guides all cats to a meowingly good life!
'Persistently funny, ill-advisedly honest and deadly accurate' – Caitlin Moran'This book is a delight - very real and very entertaining' – Bob MortimerMusic journalist, self-professed creep and former winner of the coveted ‘Fittest Girl in Year 11’ award, Harriet Gibsone lives in fear of her internet searches being leaked. Harriet spent much of her young life feeding neuroses and insecurities with obsessive internet searching (including compulsive googling of exes, prospective partners, and their exes), and indulging in whirlwind ‘parasocial relationships’ (translation: one-sided affairs with celebrities she has never met).Suddenly, with a diagnosis of early menopause in her late twenties, her relationship with the internet takes a darker turn, as her online addictions are thrown into sharp relief by the corporeal realities of illness and motherhood.An outrageously funny, raw and painfully honest account of trying to find connection in the age of the internet, Is This Ok? is the launch of an exciting new comic voice.The audiobook is narrated by Harriet Gibsone and includes an exclusive audio Q&A with Harriet.'Very funny and deeply moving' – Sara Pascoe'Hilarious and brutal! I could not put it down' – Lou Sanders
M. Cassecruche is a French actor, left behind by his theatre troupe in St. Petersburg. It is October, the Russian winter is approaching and he is deep in debt. He wants nothing more than to escape his creditors and flee back to France, but he has only three sous to his name, and the Russian authorities are watching him.Suddenly inspiration strikes him and he devises a cunning, elaborate, and hilarious plan to escape Russia. Not to mention, getting his own back on his unpleasant landlord.
After an absence of some seven years, Greg Bowman returns from America to find his father lying in a bamboo coffin, his estranged brother Billy stalking a woman with no feet and his seventy-nine-year-old Uncle Frank planning to rob a bank. While renovating the family house he is unexpectedly visited by the presence of his dead father and charged with the task of 'fixing' the family. In the course of his reluctant investigations, Greg discovers not only the secrets behind the strange behaviour of his brother and uncle but also an unsettling secret of his father's, and one that brings him face to face with the unintended consequences of his own past.
The Last of the Bowmans is the story of a family on the run from itself in a city with no place to go.
One of the so-called "Chronicles of Carlingford", of which there were two short stories and five novels written from 1861 to 1876 by Margaret Oliphant Wilson Oliphant. The Chronicles originally appeared in the famous Blackwood's Magazine. Mrs. Oliphant wrote prolifically in her career, and many of her main characters were independent, resourceful women. In fact, Miss Marjoribanks has been occasionally cited as the successor to Jane Austen's Emma, albeit Miss Marjoribanks is more focused, less pliable and a decidedly more strategic thinker than dear Emma. (Summary by Michelle Crandall)
Dunlop Fantasia has a passion for marketing, excellent ideas, hovercrafts, and avoiding rehab. A dark, complicated family upbringing sets him on course for early divorce, a blunder with his father's mistress, making TV shows, the heartbreaking death of a manservant, pursuit of celebrity endorsements, and winning respect for his growing advertising empire. Follow his satirical exploration of wealth, self-help advice, business success, gritty optimism, and downgrading to business class flights.
In easily-digested nuggets of wisdom, Dunlop feels privileged to answer every question you'll ever ask about building your legacy and getting ahead in life.
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