A Little Love, A Little Learning

Author: Nina Bawden

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748127364

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 5107

By the author of "Circles of Deceit" and "Tortoise by Candlelight", this novel shows the fragility of a family's equilibrium. Three children live with their mother and are happy in the love of their stepfather. The arrival of an aunt and the adolescent worries of the girls sets up tensions.

A Little Love, a Little Learning

Author: Nina Bawden

Publisher: Little Brown and Company (UK)

ISBN: 9781844084340


Page: 240

View: 8595

By the author of 'Circles of Deceit' and 'Tortoise by Candlelight', this novel shows the fragility of a family's equilibrium. Three children live with their mother and are happy in the love of their stepfather. The arrival of an aunt and the adolescent worries of the girls sets up tensions.

A Little Learning

The First Volume of an Autobiography

Author: Evelyn Waugh

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0718197682

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 7797

'Only when one has lost all curiosity about the future has one reached the age to write an autobiography.' Waugh begins his story with heredity, writing of the energetic, literary and sometimes eccentric men and women who, unknown to themselves, contributed to his genius. Save for a few pale shadows, his childhood was warm, bright and serene. The Hampstead and Lancing schooldays which followed were sometimes agreeable, but often not. His life at Oxford - which he evokes in Brideshead Revisited - was essentially a catalogue of friendship. His cool recollection of those hedonistic days is a portrait of the generation of Harold Acton, Cyril Connolly and Anthony Powell. That exclusive world he recalls with elegant wit and precision. He closes with his experiences as a master at a preparatory school in North Wales which inspired Decline and Fall.

A Little Learning

Broodings from the Back of the Class

Author: Libby Purves

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134115547

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 9398

This lively selection brings together journalist and broadcaster Libby Purves’ experiences as journalist, parent, governor and former pupil of half a dozen assorted schools from Bangkok to Tunbridge Wells, displaying her eclectic and provocative opinions and ideas on teaching and learning. This collection of the best of her writing in the Times Educational Supplement covers - sometimes thoughtfully, sometimes mockingly - everything from national policy to the eccentricities of headteachers and the limitations of IT. Education professionals over the years have received her outsider view with enthusiasm, laughter, inspiration and occasional fury. From ministerial madness to the pitfalls of uniform and the vagaries of teenagers, this book is dedicated to the amusement of a cadre of professionals Libby once planned to join, until she lost her nerve. It is dedicated, with thanks and admiration, to all teachers.

A Little Learning

Author: Margot Early

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460304365

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 483

Raising four kids on his own doesn't leave widower Seamus Lee much time for cultivating new relationships. Which is just how he wants it. But Rory Gorenzi, the unconventional wilderness instructor at his children's mountain school, has other ideas… Ever since their arrival in the snowy Colorado town, Rory finds the Lee clan impossible to resist. But it's obvious that Seamus is hiding something. Can Rory break through his defenses to learn his secret—and to help him become the father his children need?

Ask a Little-Learn a Lot

How Questions Change Everything

Author: R. W. A. Mitchell

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1475933789

Category: Education

Page: 204

View: 9658

The best way to learn comes by simply asking questions. This work communicates that the best way to explore new ideas comes simply by asking questions.

A Little Learning

Author: Jane Tesh

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 145874602X

Category: Fiction

Page: 392

View: 9961

Former beauty queen and fledgling private investigator, Madeline Maclin, has married her best friend, Jerry Fairweather, and settled into his old house in the small town of Celosia, North Carolina. Madeline becomes involved in the mysterious death of Amelia Lever, an unpopular teacher at Celosia Elementary School. Her cigarette break turned out to be fatal. But Maddy isn't convinced it was a natural death. Grumpy, uncooperative Amelia Lever was despised by the faculty, mainly for voting against grant proposals. And then there's her latest case. Nathan Fenton has hired Madeline to help solve a riddle left to him by his Uncle Elijah, a man who loved to play games. The riddle says: From west to east the river flows, from ancient times the sparrow flies. Trust animals that live in packs, and listen where the portrait lies. Are the teacher's death and this mysterious riddle somehow related?

A Little Love

Author: Amanda Prowse

Publisher: Head of Zeus

ISBN: 1781854955

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 4294

Everybody needs a little love in their lives... Pru Plum is the celebrated owner of a famous Mayfair bakery. She wears Chanel and her hair is expensively cut. Few would believe that this elegant woman turned sixty-six last year. But Pru is not the confident, successful businesswoman she appears. She has done shameful things to get to where she is today. And she will do anything to protect the secrets of her past – especially when, for the first time in her life, she has finally fallen in love... From bestselling author Amanda Prowse, this is a story about love, loss and lies – and finding happiness before it's too late.

A Little Book of Love

Heart Advice on Bringing Happiness to Ourselves and Our World

Author: Moh Hardin

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834827530

Category: Religion

Page: 160

View: 342

In the Buddhist tradition, love is not just a feeling but a way of being present with ourselves and others. This book offers practical advice on how to cultivate love, how to deepen it, and how to let it flower in our lives. We may feel great love for our partners, our children, and our friends, but how do we put that love into action so that others are nurtured by it? And what about loving ourselves? How can we develop greater self-acceptance and self-compassion? Meditation teacher Moh Hardin offers key insights and practices from the Buddhist tradition for deepening our relationships and finding true fulfillment in our lives. Topics include: • Simple Buddhist practices for awakening the heart • How and why to become your own best friend • Finding freedom from destructive patterns in relationships • Listening and speaking with love • Loving and letting go Hardin ultimately introduces the inspiring idea of becoming a "bodhisattva warrior," a person who commits to living open-heartedly and working to ease the suffering of the world. Written with unusual clarity, simplicity, and warmth, this little book contains a wealth of wisdom and guidance that could change your life.

My Brother Evelyn & Other Profiles

Author: Alec Waugh

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1448202507

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 3725

First published in 1967, this tells of an Author, publisher, traveller, cricketer, lover of wine: Alec Waugh has been all these in the course of a life which has brought him a host of friends around the world. He is a warm person who knows a good friend when he sees one and is revered by all those with whom there has been mutual acceptance. This book contains his memories of many famous writers and some figures no longer so well remembered in the period between the wars. The section which will, no doubt, command the most attention is that devoted to the youth of his younger brother Evelyn. This throws invaluable light on the early years of a great but difficult man and reveals an insight which only one so close as a brother could have.

Like a Little Child

The Spiritual Journey of Infants and Toddlers

Author: Rose Tooley Gamblin

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781462810307

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 79

View: 8723

Like a Little Child, is written with the belief that most addictive and high-risk behaviors can be avoided if we understand and take action to support and nurture the spirituality of the young child. Research has proven that all addictions stem back to a low sense of selfworth. This book is a call to action to support and nurture the childs spirituality, because we know it is the essence of a childs state of well beinga positive authentic sense of self-worth. Spirituality is the platform that everything else, physical and mental, rests upon. This book is for anyone who has had a child, will have a child, or has been a child.

A Little Star's Dream

Author: Patricia A. Dripps - Funkhouser

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469106124

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 98

View: 2823

This story is about a Little Star, his friends and family. Little Star only wants his parents proud of him. Unfortunately, Little Star he hasnt figured out yet, in order to get things we want, we must be willing to work hard and earn them. Little Star is too impatient to wait. But he finds out short cuts, lead to trouble. Little Star finds enough trouble along the way. Now he believes hell never feel his parents love ever again. He begins daydreaming, because in his dreams he feels safe. He decides maybe it is time for him to go out on his own, and become a great explorer finding something really big. Then his parents would have to be proud of him, and they could hold their heads high again in Stardust. Then Little Star decides hes going to run away things at home had spiraled out of control now. He is always in trouble. Little Star decides after a sequence of events he is going to run away. But first he tells his best friend, and asks his friend to come with him. From that point on many things happen. But you will see this story has a happy ending. And think its time to let you discover all of the laughter and tears for very happy a surprising ending.

Just a Little Talk with God

Questions We Have Been Afraid to Ask God and Each Other

Author: Rev. Roger P. Bolton

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 9781467078832

Category: Religion

Page: 108

View: 6265

This book is an inquiry with God regarding some tough questions we humans have been reluctant to ask. It comes out of a background in which the author has had his job threatened and his integrity as a Christian doubted because of questions he has asked regarding what both religion and society have told him is true. The author believes that we still live in the dark ages of relationships because we have been afraid to ask those questions that, had we asked and found answers to them, could have delivered us from the kind of suspicion, distrust and hatred that permeates life around the world. The author calls into question the very purpose of some religions because they have often placed shackles on the best resource God has given us, which is none other than our magnificent brains. Some religious leaders claim to know everything humans will ever need to know, and, therefore, require their followers to accept without question what they tell them to believe. This claim is nothing other than an attempt to play God, for it is only God who knows all there is to know. By limiting ourselves to knowledge given in the past, we have no chance to discover truth that continues to evolve in many different areas of life. The intention of this book is to help us realize that it is okay to ask God some tough questions, and that it is through asking about things we do not yet understand that life will become more meaningful, not only for us, but for those with whom we live.

A Dictionary of the English Language

In which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals; and Illustrated in Their Different Significations, by Examples from the Best Writers: Together with a History of the Language, and an English Grammar

Author: Samuel Johnson

Publisher: N.A


Category: English language

Page: N.A

View: 901


Notes and Queries

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Questions and answers

Page: N.A

View: 3133


A Little Book of CHI

Author: Mercedes Nunns

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0955690714

Category: Self-Help

Page: 66

View: 9743

A little book that can be carried with you and referred to whenever you want inspiration, encouragement and to get things in perspective. Filled with healing words that will encourage and inspire and help you towards a happier path. A little book that all ages can learn from & attain a sense of peace, hope and love.

Love XXX PPI * (Plus a Little Pudding)

Author: Mary Jane Thomas

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1553697189

Category: Poetry

Page: 52

View: 3646

Poetry Revealed: When do we talk about the things no one talks about?