Author: John Mortimer

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141928026

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

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Following the bestselling SUMMER OF A DORMOUSE, Sir John Mortimer - playwright, novelist, octogenarian and erstwhile QC - offers up more wickedly funny lessons in living and growing old disgracefully. What would we like to leave to our descendants? Not a third-rate painting or our PEPS, according to Sir John, but a love of Shakespeare, a taste for alcohol, the ability to defeat boredom, the importance of never locking the lavatory door, and so on. Owing something to Montaigne's essays, something to Wilde's aphorisms and something to Yeats' poem for his daughter, Where There's a Will offers plenty of sparkling and surprising advice from one who has seen it all.
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Where There's a Will There's a Way

Author: Coy Bowles

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1682611345

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 36

View: 9934

From Coy Bowles, lead guitarist in the GRAMMY-award winning Zac Brown Band, comes a children’s story about hard work and self-confidence. Will Powers: Where There’s a Will There’s a Way is a tale about overcoming self-entitlement and achieving your goals with dedication and a strong work ethic. Will's journey with music teaches him the value of hard work and the power of believing in yourself. It’s a classic story with a message that kids, parents, and teachers can relate to and rejoice in.
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Author: Rex Stout

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 9780307756350

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 3656

Why did the late multimillionaire Noel Hawthorne leave his sisters, April, May, and June, a peach, a pear, and an apple? Why did he will the bulk of his considerable estate to a woman who was most definitely not his wife? Now Nero Wolfe, able, astute, and unscrupulous detective that he is, must get to the bottom of a will that’s left a whirlpool of menace . . . and a legacy of murder that’s about to be fulfilled. Introduction by Dean R. Koontz “It is always a treat to read a Nero Wolfe mystery. The man has entered our folklore.”—The New York Times Book Review A grand master of the form, Rex Stout is one of America’s greatest mystery writers, and his literary creation Nero Wolfe is one of the greatest fictional detectives of all time. Together, Stout and Wolfe have entertained—and puzzled—millions of mystery fans around the world. Now, with his perambulatory man-about-town, Archie Goodwin, the arrogant, gourmandizing, sedentary sleuth is back in the original seventy-three cases of crime and detection written by the inimitable master himself, Rex Stout.
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A Stage Play (Penguin Petit)

Author: Mahesh Dattani

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9351182223

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 532

View: 3325

‘A playwright of world stature’—Mario Relich, Wasafiri A witty and enjoyable black comedy, Where There’s a Will was Mahesh Dattani's first play. Following the death of business tycoon Hasmukh Mehta, his family is in for a rude shock: Hasmukh's mischievous will stipulates that they will not inherit his wealth anytime soon and, worse, his mistress must come to stay with them. But while Hasmukh's ghost gleefully watches the proceedings from the sidelines, little does he know that he is in for the biggest surprise of all. ‘At last we have a playwright who gives sixty million English-speaking Indians an identity’—Alyque Padamsee ‘Powerful and disturbing’—The New York Times
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Or, All I Really Need to Know I Learned from Shakespeare

Author: Laurie E. Maguire

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780399532948

Category: Self-Help

Page: 214

View: 3433

Draws on the wisdom of the Shakespeare to provide comfort, empathy, encouragement, and practical suggestions for dealing with the vast complexities of everyday life--identity, relationships, family, loss, love, death, and other universal concepts.
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Where There's a Will, There's a Way

Author: David W. Hornbeck,Katherine Conner

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 1607091569

Category: Education

Page: 300

View: 910

Choosing Excellence in Public Schools explains the origins of the low expectations we have of children, including, notably, children of color, those for whom English is a second language, poor children and children with disabilities. The book dispels the basis for low expectations. It makes clear the economic, demographic, civic, personal and moral imperative to educate all children to high standards and the consequences of not doing so. Hornbeck and Conner set forth a comprehensive, radical agenda based on proven practices and practical experience that will result in education success for virtually all children where faithfully implemented. This book breaks new ground. It establishes that the missing ingredient in school reform is the absence of values-driven, focused, well-financed, professionally staffed, technologically sophisticated grassroots expression of the public will insisting that the political, media, business, judicial and organized labor institutions that make the choices that result in our children's learning conditions make different, and effective choices. We get the education for our own children and grandchildren and those of others that we tolerate or demand.
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Author: Matt Beaumont

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007390246

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 831

From the author of the cult bestseller ‘e’, comes a novel of good intentions, mistaken motives and one piece of stupendous good luck – which looks as if it will ruin everything.
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Or, All I Really Need to Know I Learned from Shakespeare

Author: Laurie Maguire

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440621055

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

View: 5495

When life becomes one big drama, let history's greatest life coach help you rewrite it. Bard expert Laurie Maguire brings her knowledge and love of Shakespeare to bear on the great-and small-challenges that all readers face today. As she illustrates in this witty, accessible, and unique self-help book, all one really needs is Shakespeare when it comes to understanding life. Covering such universal subjects as identity, the battle of the sexes, family relationships, love, loss and death, Maguire shows how the dilemmas illustrated in Shakespeare's plays can help readers explore their own emotions and judgments. Together, Maguire and Shakespeare offer suggestions, comfort, empathy, and encouragement as they set out a timeless principle for living. To read Shakespeare is to understand what it means to be human. To read Where There's a Will There's a Way is to better understand how to deal with it.
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Author: Richard Gilbert

Publisher: Infinity Publishing

ISBN: 0741431165

Category: Fiction

Page: 254

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Author: Lori Knutson

Publisher: Birdfoot Press

ISBN: 0986666289


Page: 130

View: 2201

“This is the best news ever!” exclaims thirteen-year-old Charly when she reads the letter left for her by the deceased Katherine O’Leary on the kitchen table of the house on Northumberland Strait. Will Charly manage to overcome the difficult obstacles that bar her from finally owning what Katherine left to her? There’s a lot against Charly in her quest, but there’s also evidence that Katherine is still on her side and still involved in the lives of the living. It seems the long-dead Katherine O’Leary may still hold the key to Charly’s dreams coming true. When for reasons unexplained a thief’s truck rolls over into a snowy ditch and an unwanted freeloader is chased out of the O’Leary house it becomes quite clear that Katherine’s ghost may not be visible but is most definitely present. With help from the ghost’s well-intentioned interference and her own courageous tenacity Charly pursues her goal of making the O’Leary house her own.
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Author: Georges Feydeau

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1783197927

Category: Drama

Page: 112

View: 2822

Angele has learned from her first husband that no man can be trusted when it comes to other women. This goes for Ribadier, her current husband, too. He may be a high principled politician, but Ribadier believes it's no less than his right to enjoy a little extra marital fun. When an old school friend turns up Ribadier promises to tutor him in the tricks which will lead to his heart's desire. What he doesn't know is that his friend's heart's desire is Angele, his own wife!
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Author: Stacy Gail

Publisher: Carina Press

ISBN: 1426899289

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 3055

Miranda Brookhaven returned to Bitterthorn, Texas to fix the past. Years ago, her father used her teenage romance with Coe Rodas to steal the prototype for a groundbreaking new automotive invention. Now her father's dead, and thanks to the convoluted will he left behind, she's stuck in town until she rights the wrong that lost her the man she loved. Coe learned early on that life never goes according to plan. His dreams of hitting it big vanished when Miranda all but invited her father to take the only thing of value he ever had. But now the once-pampered princess is holed up in a condemned trailer on the edge of town...and everything he thought he knew about her—and about what happened between them back then—seems completely wrong. Miranda's determined to give back to Coe all that he lost. If she can do that, maybe she can move on from the past. But Coe seems to be more interested in their rekindled passion than claiming what she thinks he deserves. She's got sixty days to convince him to cough up evidence that he's the original inventor—after that, the only way to transfer the patent rights over to him would be to make him part of the family, and she's not sure her heart can take another hit. 85,000 words
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Author: Robert S. Menchin

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595094740

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 164

View: 5743

Hilarious. Incredible. Bizarre. Witty. Deliciously malicious! Where There's a Will is an absorbing collection of odd and curious wills from many countries and many times. The vindictive wills, revealing wills, wills written on nurses petticoats, eggshells, tractor fenders and wills found in a bottle at sea included in the book reflect the full range of man's virtues and vices. The colorful individuals whose Last Will and Testament grace the pages of this book give more than their money away - they give themselves away. They use their wills to get back at obnoxious relatives, to maintain control beyond the grave, to reward, to punish, to defy those who say you can't take it with you. And to have the last word. Among the famous and the infamous whose wills are featured are: George Bernard Shaw, W.C. Fields, Patrick Henry, Janis Joplin, Napoleon, Jack Kelly, Howard Hughes, William Shakespeare, Ian Fleming, Billy Rose, Picasso, Marilyn Monroe, Aristotle Onassis. . . and many more.
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An Ascent of Mont Blanc by a New Route and Without Guides

Author: Charles Hudson,Edward Shirley Kennedy

Publisher: N.A


Category: Blanc, Mont (France and Italy)

Page: 95

View: 4590

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Who Inherited What and Why

Author: Stephen M. Silverman

Publisher: Perennial

ISBN: 9780060922573

Category: Law

Page: 256

View: 8093

Trivia buffs and gossip addicts will devour the legacies of movie stars, millionaires, and other celebrities, including John Lennon, Marilyn Monroe, and Truman Capote, in this wry and entertaining look at the stories behind their last wills and testaments. "Breezy, fun and informative".--The Hollywood Reporter. Featured on Entertainment Tonight.
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Author: Michael Heseltine

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1448210305

Category: History

Page: 300

View: 6644

When Where There's a Will was published in the early Spring of 1987 it received not only a highly favourable review coverage but, rarely for a work of political analysis, reached Number One in the Sunday Times best-seller lists. Michael Heseltine revised the book including a totally new chapter, bringing his reflections up to date and giving his thoughts on events of the Spring and Summer of a highly political year. Where There's a Will is a personal testament, a book of ideas, an autobiographical reassessment. It includes many illustrations from Michael Heseltine's personal life and also his views on the need for a British industrial strategy, the real meaning of the North-South divide, the underlying challenge of the inner cities and the proper role and management of government in attacking these and other problems. He faces the reality of continuing high levels of unemployment, sets out his vision of our relationship with the Superpowers. His prescription is one of radical reform, carried out with energy, efficiency and a sense of genuine partnership.
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New Directions for Teaching and Learning, Number 152

Author: Michael Theall,John M. Keller

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119476232

Category: Education

Page: 120

View: 9574

Motivating students ï¿1⁄2 a primary goal of education - is complex, to say the least. This issue focuses on a model for motivation, volition, and performance that acknowledges the importance of volition as action subsequent to motivation: action that leads to improved performance. This ï¿1⁄2MVPï¿1⁄2 model provides a framework for considering various teaching and learning topics and can be extended into other areas such as professional development. While models such as MVP are particularly helpful in establishing the relationships among constructs and in explaining theoretical bases, integration and application of such models are equally important. This issue discusses applications of the model and provide concrete ideas for integrating it into ongoing teaching practice. This is the 152nd volume of this Jossey-Bass higher education series. It offers a comprehensive range of ideas and techniques for improving college teaching based on the experience of seasoned instructors and the latest findings of educational and psychological researchers.
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