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My Cool Houseboat

Author : Jane Field-Lewis
ISBN : 1909108863
Genre : House & Home
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About 15,000 people live permanently afloat on canals, rivers and coasts in Great Britain alone, but thousands more enjoy holidaying on boats or own them as weekend retreats in the UK and abroad. This book will feature not only static residential boats and floating dwellings but also those used as holiday homes and funky modern businesses – houseboats can range from canal boats, riverboats, narrow and wide beam boats, barges, Dutch barges, static houseboats and even seaworthy cruisers moored in marina. The book will cover stylish boats from the UK, North America, Europe and Australia. The houseboats engage the reader through their history and owners’ stories, which are told in lively text and colourful images. People fall in love with boats and own them for a variety of reasons: out of affordability and necessity; a love of the water; closeness to nature and the environment; or just because they yearn for a different and more relaxed style of living/working space. This book shows how houseboats can offer an attractive, practical and alternative solution, as well as amazing and often idiosyncratic solutions to living successfully in a small space. My cool houseboat covers the following themes: stylish architectural, from San Francisco to Prague; thrifty and eclectic, as an affordable solution to conventional city dwelling; businesses, using houseboats as unusual workspaces, from a book barge to an allotment; modernist, from a Finnish floating office to an Amsterdam watervilla; recycled, ranging from an Ellis Island ferry houseboat to a converted minesweeper; and soulful, covering alternative ways of life, relaxation and recreation, from a New York City houseboat to a stylish Paris home. Word count: 25,000

Houseboat On The Nile

Author : Tinnean
ISBN : 9780463160589
Genre : Fiction
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Quinton Mann is CIA through and through. Mark Vincent is WBIS for life. There is no way they could end up as anything other than adversaries -- and yet, Quinn takes Mark out to dinner on his birthday -- the one no one is supposed to know about -- and gives him one hell of a present in the restaurant's restroom. Mark, not to be outdone, has decided to escalate this game, because it has to be a game, right? There's no way it can be anything else. But as the game continues, as Quinn shows up to a WBIS funeral, as a friend of Mark’s penetrates the CIA computer network to get information on Quinn, as Mark breaks into Quinn's house and gives Quinn a very interesting encounter, both Quinn and Mark realize that this is becoming the most real thing in their lives. Can they find a way to do their jobs and keep this surprising, intriguing connection?

Love On A Houseboat

Author : Jonnie Mae Lindsell
ISBN : 9780595327744
Genre : Fiction
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This is a romantic comedy about two families from opposite sides of the social and financial spectrum. They are brought together when Mark Swenson and Leslie Claybourne fall in love and planned to be married. An engagement party at the Claybourne's country club is Tom and his wife Julia's introduction to their son's future in-laws. This is the entertaining story of how these two families react to one another when they end up on a houseboat together. It turned out to be a weekend from hell!

I Mpossible

Author : Heather B. Jacobs
ISBN : 9781496905338
Genre : Health & Fitness
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This book can make you laugh, cry, and want to hug those you love. It is a personal journey written with sarcasm, humor, and sometimes painful honesty that has the reader captivated. This book shares a personal journey through the eyes of a teenage girl living with Ulcerative Colitis. The message conveyed is one that anyone struggling with a chronic illness may find empowering. “Heather is an amazing young lady who has an incredible gift to express her inner thoughts with grace, beauty and humor. She has endured better than most adults and grown from her journey with her disease.” - Sherry Moore, R.N. with expertise in cardiology, blood and marrow transplant and gastroenterology

Houseboat Row

Author : J P Sheehan
ISBN : 9781532053115
Genre : Fiction
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The exciting thriller finds retired New York City detective, Bud Roth, plying his trade as a Key West private investigator and spying on cheating spouses to survive until he draws his New York City pension. When his girlfriend’s son is arrested for murdering a bombshell entertainer living on Houseboat Row, Roth pulls out all the stops to confuse the law enough to save the young man. Roth’s effort turns the tourist town into a hotbed of violence as he puts his life on the line and goes up against local heavy hitters, as well as their criminal allies. The villain’s theft of priceless sunken treasure is successful until it collides with Roth’s agenda. Meandering through the tropical city’s gin joints and exotic points of interest, the murder mystery runs an exciting course until all seems resolved. However, all that it seems is not real as a shocking revaluation finally comes to light.

Dead Air

Author : Iain Banks
ISBN : 9780748109890
Genre : Fiction
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Iain Banks' daring new novel opens in a loft apartment in the East End, in a former factory due to be knocked down in a few days. Ken Nott is a devoutly contrarian vaguely left wing radio shock-jock living in London. After a wedding breakfast people start dropping fruits from a balcony on to a deserted carpark ten storeys below, then they start dropping other things; an old TV that doesn't work, a blown loudspeaker, beanbags, other unwanted furniture...Then they get carried away and start dropping things that are still working, while wrecking the rest of the apartment. But mobile phones start ringing and they're told to turn on a TV, because a plane has just crashed into the World Trade Centre... At ease with the volatility of modernity, Iain Banks is also our most accomplished literary writer of narrative-driven adventure stories that never ignore the injustices and moral conundrums of the real world. His new novel, displays his trademark dark wit, buoyancy and momentum.

My Australian Prince

Author : Elmie Yan
ISBN : 9781466937703
Genre : Fiction
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My Australian Prince sets itself mainly in Western Australia's ruggedly beautiful and antique Kalgoorlie-Boulder, the enchanting Archipelago of the Recherche on the Southern Ocean, and the delicate splendour of Paris outskirts of antiquity. Alain James Goldenbough, endowed with magnetic handsomeness and intelligence, is born in 1960 into Western Australia's richest family. Their wealth emanates from the 1893 Gold Rush of the famed mining twin-towns of Kalgoorlie-Boulder. His famous colourful posy since the age of ten is the symbol of his high regard for women... and the New Mothers Paradise his brainchild. For his only love Elizabeth Sinclair, he reserves the red rose-posy and he leads them both to a vow of virginity. Together with Elizabeth, he is to face his two legacies - the only-child Goldenbough Australian ancestry and his maternal Montagne French heritage. Elizabeth must help him, but it seems that his heart that softens to women's needs will not know the mysteries beneath Elizabeth's crescent smile and lake-look aquamarine eyes. He will not know either the versatile schemes of his two rivaling grandfathers - Pop Sir William Goldenbough of Australia and Papy Vincent Montagne of France - nor the mysterious family in France that aims to destroy him. His two legacies will pound and crumble him to his limits, bringing him out to the extraordinary, away from the typical Australian laid-back personality. Spanned across three-and-a-half decades from 1960 to 1995, Alain's inimitable story will entertain and stir you, touch your emotions, and test your mentality.

Skink No Surrender

Author : Carl Hiaasen
ISBN : 9780307974068
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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Carl Hiaasen serves up his unique brand of swamp justice in the New York Times bestseller Skink—No Surrender. A National Book Award Longlist Selection When your cousin goes missing under suspicious circumstances, who do you call? There’s only one man for the job: a half-crazed, half-feral, one-eyed ex-governor named Skink. Skink joins 14-year-old Richard on a breakneck chase across Florida, undaunted by lightning storms, poisonous snakes, flying bullets, and giant gators. There are a million places cousin Malley could be, a million unpleasant fates that might have befallen her, but one thing is certain: in the Florida swamp, justice is best served wild. SUNSHINE STATE AWARD FINALIST!

The Farm Quarterly

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ISBN : CORNELL:31924066703368
Genre : Agriculture
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On The Golden Flower

Author : Vikki Pitcher
ISBN : 9781477114834
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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'At 52, I went to live and die there.' A life of retirement with her pet in what had seemed to her as the most beautiful country in the world turned out to be a life of adventure and personal challenges: getting used to living on a houseboat, enduring and enjoying Himalayan mountain and water treks, teaching all ages of Kashmiri students and running schools, exploring her own ideas and beliefs in wonderful exchanges with Kashmiris, both educated and uneducated, facing accusations of spying and murder, fighting for her home, and the final deciding factor of deteriorating health. The presence of her Irish Setter, who accompanied her and journeyed everywhere, affected everything she did and was a source of much fascination to all.

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