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Up On The Roof

Author : Patricia Kathleen Page
ISBN : 0889842876
Genre : Fiction
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`A flashlight, a frying pan, a library, a piece of marble -- you will encounter all these objects in the worlds P. K. Page invents for you in these pages. It's hard to imagine so many authorial impersonations in one book: a middle-aged gardener retreats from domestic chaos to the privacy of his rooftop shelter; a young man discovers his parents' library as solace for a broken heart; a child whose parents are pigeon breeders makes beautiful objects of feathers. All the stories have in common the impeccable verbal magic that is P. K. Page's unique poetic signature. And beneath is a profound meditation. What is fiction, what is fact? Is there anything we can call truth? And who is the tremulous `we', desperately trying to fix a location in this multiple, endlessly metamorphic, lonely cosmos. With an understanding earned by a lifetime of attention, Page assures us that this cosmos is threaded with love, if we are brave enough to search for it.'

Bronson 3 Up On The Roof

Author : Charles Bronson
ISBN : 9781782192510
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Charlie has taken his 30 years of prison dwelling and condensed it into one handy and comprehensive volume. Moved around the prisons of the British Isles regularly, he has sampled all that prison life has to offer, taking in both the historic and the pre-historic buildings that comprise Britain's prison system. It's all in here - from the correct way to brew vintage prison 'hooch' and how to keep the screws from finding it; to prison food and its many alternative uses. Read about Charlie's special taming techniques for prison wildlife such as spiders, rats and cockroaches; creatures that may be your only friends on long streches in solitary. With over 70,000 people (and rising) currently residing at her Majesty's Pleasure, Charlie Bronson's Good Prison Guide is essential for young offenders and old lags alike. Don't go away without it!

Up On The Roof And Other Stories

Author : Judy Ann Davis
ISBN : 9781611606492
Genre : Fiction
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"Up on the Roof and Other Stories" is a unique collection of nineteen humorous and serious short stories that explores the lives and relationships of the young and old. A grizzled, old farmer, Pop, climbs up on his farmhouse roof to meditate, check his chimney and antenna, and ends up talking to God on his portable phone in "Up on the Roof." In "Bald Revelations," Maureen is convinced her husband of twenty years is planning to leave her when he purchases ten new pairs of black socks and starts singing Beach Boy songs. Greta Nielsen of Inuit heritage is searching for an amulet to remind herself of home, but her money-conscious boyfriend keeps thwarting her efforts in "The Amulet". Storyteller Judy Ann Davis weaves her award-winning tales to make her readers laugh, maybe cry, but always able to relate to the unique characters and the dilemmas they encounter.

Up On Roof

Author : Richard Bean
ISBN : 9781849436854
Genre : Drama
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Four plays by Richard Bean with an introduction by Chris Campbell. Includes: Harvest, In the Club, The English Game and Up on Roof. 'Funny, poignant with a heart as big as a house, this is a rich Harvest indeed.' The Daily Telegraph on Harvest 'It is rare to spend two hours of unadulterated pleasure in a theatre, even for somebody who occupies theatre seats on a constant basis. This play...is beautifully crafted, well written and as funny as anything currently on stage.' British Theatre Guide on In the Club 'There have been many good plays about cricket before...but none that told us so much about our splintering land.' The Guardian on The English Game 'Wonderful lightness of touch...[his dialogue] takes your breath away.' The Daily Telegraph on Up on Roof

The Beatles On The Roof

Author : Tony Barrell
ISBN : 9781783239696
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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At lunchtime on a bitterly cold January day in 1969, the strains of guitar chords could be heard in the streets surrounding London’s Savile Row. Crowds gathered – At ground level and above. People climbed onto roofs and postboxes, skipped lunch to gather and listen: For the first time in more than two years, The Beatles were playing live. Ringing from the rooftops, disturbing the well-to-do ears of the tailors below, they upset the establishment and bewildered the police. It was filmed by director Michael Lindsay-Hogg, who hoped the footage would act as the finale to a celebratory TV special. When it finally surfaced, it was in the bleak, tumultuous documentary Let It Be. And The Beatles would never play live again. Tony Barrell examines the concert within the context of its time. He speaks to those who were there: the fans, film-makers, roadies, Apple Corps staff and police. He explores the politics of 1968, when peace gave way to protest, and how music promotion began to collide with cinéma vérité and reality TV. The Beatles on the Roof makes essential reading for anyone interested in the band’s reinventions and relationships, revealing why the rooftop concert happened at all, why it happened the way that it did, and why it would never happen again.

Mendelssohn Is On The Roof

Author : Jiří Weil
ISBN : 0810116863
Genre : Fiction
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Julius Schlesinger, aspiring SS officer, has received orders to remove from the roof of Prague's concert hall the statue of the Jewish composer Felix Mendelssohn. But which of the figures adorning the roof is the Jew? Remembering his course on racial science, Schlesinger instructs his men to pull down the statue with the biggest nose. Only as the statue they have carefully chosen begins to topple does he recognize that it is not Mendelssohn; it is Richard Wagner. Thus begins a story of disarming simplicity that traces the transformation of ordinary lives in Nazi-occupied Prague. Death abetted by the petty malevolence of Nazi functionaries wins all the battles but ultimately loses the war, defeated by the fragile flowering of courage and defiance.

Beans On The Roof

Author : Betsy Byars
ISBN : 9781453294253
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Anna Bean goes to the roof in search of inspiration, and soon her family will follow her into a new world just a few floors above their home The Bean children are not allowed to play on the roof of their apartment building. One evening Anna Bean goes up to the roof—not to play, but to be alone so she can write a poem for school. Her poetry writing fever is contagious; one by one, the rest of the Bean family visits the roof to write amongst pigeons and tall buildings—all except George, who can’t think of anything to write about. Beans on the Roof is a wonderful, inspiring story for young readers with a passion for creative writing. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Betsy Byars including rare images from the author’s personal collection. Images from previously published versions of this content have been removed to avoid copyright infringement.

Report Of The Commissioners Appointed To Investigate The Cause And Management Of The Great Fire In Boston

Author : Boston (Mass.). Commissioners to Investigate the Great Fire
Genre : Boston (Mass.)
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The Roof

Author : John Galsworthy
ISBN : UOM:39015030762044
Genre : English drama
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This play centers on Lennox, a famous writer, who is dying in a Paris hotel while being cared for by a nurse. Galsworthy seems to suggest that death is oblivion or nothingness.

The Witness On The Roof

Author : Annie Haynes
ISBN : 9781911095286
Genre : Fiction
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Glancing at her more closely, he noticed dark stains on her white gown. Horror-struck, he bent over her for a moment, and realised that it was unmistakably a corpse. Little Polly Spencer liked to visit her hiding place up on the London rooftops, to escape a scolding or worse from her stepmother. Peeping through a studio window, she sees what looks like a burglary. But signs of robbery are merely a cover for murder - and the young figure on the roof seemingly the only witness to the crime. Polly is sent to live with her well-born mother’s family, her secret kept from the police. More than a decade later, she has become Lady Warchester, the wife of a wealthy titled man—yet, in a world utterly removed from her childhood, she will finally face the pale-faced killer she glimpsed through the window all those years ago. And the danger of having seen too much is about to become acute... The Witness on the Roof (1925) is a classic of early golden age crime fiction. This new edition, the first in over eighty years, features an introduction by crime fiction historian Curtis Evans. “Miss Haynes has a sense of character; her people are vivid and not the usual puppets of detective fiction.” New Statesman

Donkeys On The Roof Other Stories

Author : Uri Orbach
ISBN : 9781592643233
Genre : Religion
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"Each vol. in the series is dedicated to a certain subject. The stories for the first book center around home and family" -- Introd. for parents.


Author : Nuala Naughton
ISBN : 9781780577982
Genre : History
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Barrowland: A Glasgow Experience charts the amazing resurrection of the legendary rock concert venue from its humble beginnings as a popular Glasgow dance hall through its commercial decline in the 1960s and beyond until it was reinvented in the early ’80s as a concert venue that remains feted by fans and artistes alike. This book documents many of the gigs to have been held in the Barrowland, complete with reminiscences about backstage shenanigans and fascinating contributions from many of the musicians who have played there, as well as from fans who cherish memories of unforgettable concerts. Packed with interviews from the stars of popular music past and present, Barrowland: A Glasgow Experience allows readers to take a trip down memory lane and remember their favourite gigs at the world-famous venue in Glasgow’s East End.

Ghosts On The Roof

Author : Whittaker Chambers
ISBN : 9781351517607
Genre : Literary Collections
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Whittaker Chambers is one of the most controversial figures in modern American history a former Communist spy who left the party, testified against Alger Hiss before the House Un-American Activities Committee, and wrote a classic autobiography, Witness. Dismissed by some as a crank, reviled by others as a traitor, Chambers still looms as a Dostoevskian figure over three decades after his death in 1961. A man of profound pessimism, rare vision, and remarkable literary talents, his continuing importance was attested to when Ronald Reagan posthumously awarded him the Medal of Freedom in 1984. Ghosts on the Roof, originally published in 1989, brings together more than fifty short stories, essays, articles, and reviews that originally appeared in Time, Life, National Review, Commonweal, The American Mercury, and the New Masses. Included are essays on Karl Marx, Reinhold Niebuhr, James Joyce, Franz Kafka, George Santayana, Dame Rebecca West, Ayn Rand, and Greta Garbo. These show Chambers at his best, as a peerless historian of ideas.

Batman Arkham Knight Strategy Guide

Author : GamerGuides.com
ISBN : 9781631027451
Genre : Games
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Batman: Arkham Knight takes part six months after the events of Batman: Arkham City and has our caped crusader take on the super-villain Scarecrow and a renegade militia led by the mysterious titular Arkham Knight. Leaving Arkham City behind, the latest Batman title takes part in the confines of Gotham City, the largest open world in the series to date. Filled to the brim with gadgets, collectibles and nods to the greater Batman mythos, Batman: Arkham Knight does its best to be the ultimate Batman simulator. Let us guide you through Batman's latest adventure every step of the way! Our comprehensive guide will provide you with: - Complete walkthrough to the story from beginning to end. - Complete walkthrough to all 14 Most Wanted side-missions. - Winning strategies to take down the assortment of nasty bosses. - Strategies to earn top marks in all of the 23 AR Challenges. - Locations and solutions to every Riddle, Riddler Trophy, Bomb Rioter challenge. - Achievement/trophy unlock guide.

Frost Closure Of Roof Vents In Plumbing Systems

Author : Herbert Nelson Eaton
ISBN : UOM:39015086555730
Genre : Drainage, House
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When The Climate Changed

Author : Val Wangler
ISBN : 9781365652691
Genre : Climatic changes
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When fossil fuels run low, the power goes out, and three young friends learn what it means to make it on their own. Growing food, collecting rainwater, raising chickens and much more, Jesse, Angie, and Ricky survive in challenging times. Kids: What would it be like if there was no electricity? How would you find food? Clean water? Join three friends as they find out for themselves! Parents: Looking for reading that will teach your child about what it means to live sustainably in a changing world? This book is sure to get your child thinking about important environmental issues while having a great time. Please check this out! Teachers: A great complement to science class, this book will start many important conversations about global warming and the environment. Please contact the author to arrange for classroom sets.

The Rough Collier

Author : Pat McIntosh
ISBN : 9781849018647
Genre : Fiction
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When the peat-cutters came to report the dead man, Gil Cunningham was up in the roof-space of his mother's house, teaching his new young wife swordplay. They believe the corpse to be that of a local missing man. His wife and the widow who runs the local coalmine are sure the body belongs to someone else, but then they find themselves accused of having killed him by witchcraft. And if the corpse is not the missing man, who is it? Gil and Alys try to get to the heart of the matter. Together they uncover more murders than they bargain for, and encounter the chilling secret at the heart of the mystery.

Memoir Of Shadows Redemption

Author : Darren Hollinshead
ISBN : 9781446163146
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The final chapter of the survivors story, they face the end knowing what comes. They continue forward regardless of the wreckage they leave behind. The war they started reaches desperate times.They must now not only rally each other but the entire galaxy. Their journey during this eventually leads them to their ending. They realise that not all stories have a happy ending. Every story has an ending, this is there's.

Short Stories By Archie

Author : Archie Matthews
ISBN : 9781312717787
Genre : Humor
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My name is Archie Matthews I and my family have a long history of telling tales around the fire at family gatherings. I’ve grown up listening to thousands of tales, handed down from generation to generation. Once in a while a family member might experience a new adventure that would then result in a new tale being shaped and shared with family and friends. Many of my tales are humorous adventures, full of life’s twists and turns. Some delve into the depths of human emotion. Most are factually true, while others may be slightly embellished with an angle or two to add a bit of intrigue. I am not a bold liar, crook, nor thief, but as with storytellers of old, it can be a bit of a challenge to separate the fact from the fiction. That part I will always leave up to you, the reader. I promise to never cheat you with a boring tale, nor steal your valuable time with vulgarity or gossip. I guarantee at the very least a smile, while striving for the ultimate belly laugh.

The Tin Snail

Author : Cameron McAllister
ISBN : 9781448192823
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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It’s 1938. In order to save his dad’s job, Angelo needs to invent a brand-new car that can carry: a farmer his wife two chickens a flagon of wine and a dozen eggs across a bumpy field without breaking a single egg . . . and without the enemy discovering his top-secret design! Here's the extraordinary story – inspired by real events – of how one little car changed history.

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