Author: Laurie Maguire
Publisher: Hachette UK
If you've ever fallen in love with the wrong person, been held back by your insecurities, endured the pressures of family, dealt with the loss of a loved one, or fought to overcome obsessive behaviours in yourself or in others, then you've participated in the folly of life. In other words, you've undertaken a role in the high drama - and comedy - of a Shakespeare play. Covering such universal subjects as identity, the battle of the sexes, family relationships, love, loss and death, Maguire shows how the dilemmas illustrated in the bard's classic tragedies, comedies and histories can help readers explore their own emotions and judgements. 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.
Author: Matt Beaumont
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
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.
Succeeding in the Face of Turbulent Times
Author: Desi Williamson
Publisher: Impact Publishing
If our experiences, both positive and negative, are constantly teaching us about life, Desi Williamson must have accumulated a couple of PhD's by now. He survived the mean streets of St. Louis and a troubled childhood but went on to earn a football scholarship to college. He then fell into his life's passion, both figuratively and literally. After a successful career in sales and marketing and a Hall-of-Fame career in professional speaking, Williamson has a serious fall that caused him to suffer a broken neck in two places. Temporarily paralyzed, Williamson endured fourteen hours of surgery, three months in the hospital, a dozen bolts and screws in his spine, and a metal and fiberglass halo screwed into his skull before recovering. Along this path to recovery he found a new perspective in life. He shares his profound new way of approaching life in "Where There's a Will, There's a Way."
Author: Rex Stout
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.
Where There's a Will There's a Way
Author: Coy Bowles
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Juvenile Fiction
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.
Author: Mary Roberts Rinehart
Publisher: The Floating Press
Though not exactly a mystery in the traditional sense, Mary Roberts Rinehart's Where There's a Will certainly has its fair share of intrigue, chicanery and deception. At stake is the ownership of Hope Springs, a family-owned health resort whose future appears uncertain in the aftermath of the longtime manager's demise. When a well-meaning group of employees band together to try to take matters into their own hands, all hell breaks loose.
Author: Alex R Carver
Publisher: ARC Books via PublishDrive
The kidnapping of a child is every parent's worst nightmare, for the Keatings though it isn't a nightmare, it's a reality. Inspector Stone is tasked with finding Alice Keating and bringing her home safely. Hard enough under normal circumstances, but between investigating an unrelated armed robbery, family problems, and the machinations of an ambitious underling, it's almost impossible. Unbeknown to either Stone or Alice's parents, the kidnappers have more in mind than collecting a ransom. And when it turns out that the Russian Mafia might be involved in the kidnapping, things begin to spiral out of Stone's control. Can Stone find Alice before the kidnappers make good on their threats? If not it won't just be Alice that becomes a victim to their deadly plans...
Author: John Mortimer
Publisher: Penguin UK
Category: Biography & Autobiography
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.
Author: Aaron Elkins
Forensics expert Gideon Oliver journeys to northern Hawaii to uncover a deadly family plot involving greed, intrigue, skullduggery, and murder.
Where There's a Will, There's a Way
Author: David W. Hornbeck,Katherine Conner
Publisher: R&L Education
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.
Author: Robert S. Menchin
Category: Biography & Autobiography
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.
Author: Michael Heseltine
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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.
A Stage Play (Penguin Petit)
Author: Mahesh Dattani
Publisher: Penguin UK
Category: Literary Criticism
‘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
Author: Georges Feydeau
Publisher: Oberon Books
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!