The Teenager Who Came to Tea

Author: Emlyn Rees,Josie Lloyd

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472121775

Category: Fiction

Page: 32

View: 2010

But the teenager didn't take just one Pringle. He took a selfie of himself pouring a whole tube of them into his mouth, before sending it to his best mate, along with the letters LOL! The bestselling authors of We're Going on a Bar Hunt and The Very Hungover Caterpillar bring you another hilarious parody of a much-loved children's book, this time turning the spotlight not only on modern teens, but firmly on their parents too. When the doorbell rings, just as Sophie and her Dad are sitting down for their tea, they're half-expecting a visit from a tiger, but what slouches in through their doorway is even more curious than that... a teenager. A perfect read for anyone who remembers the original, or has ever been a teenager or is the parent of a teenager today.
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'Twas the Fight Before Christmas

A Parody

Author: Emlyn Rees,Josie Lloyd

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472125126

Category: Humor

Page: 32

View: 4988

From the creators of the bestselling parodies We're Going on a Bar Hunt, The Very Hungover Caterpillar and The Teenager Who Came to Tea. 'Tis the season to be jolly. But as any modern family knows, 'tis also the season to be micro-managed by your in-laws, guzzle too many sherries, fight over the TV remote, and panic about your internet shopping not arriving on time. But if you think that's bad, just wait until you meet the Jones family. Instead of this being their best Christmas ever, this might just be their last - especially if they don't all pull together to help their surprise guest in his hour of need. An uproariously funny update of the traditional Christmas Eve classic - that all the family can enjoy. Praise for The Very Hungover Caterpillar 'Hilarious and painfully accurate, The Very Hungover Caterpillar is liable to be one of those parodies that becomes more famous than the original' Independent Praise for We're Going on a Bar Hunt '. . . a parody that will draw a smile from any parent' Guardian Praise for The Teenager Who Came to Tea 'A hilarious parody of a much-loved children's book and a perfect read for anyone who remembers the original, or has ever been a teenager or is the parent / grandparent of a teenager today' gransnet.com
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Die schlimmsten Kinder der Welt

Author: David Walliams

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644402833

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

View: 4131

Möchtest du die schlimmsten Kinder der Welt kennenlernen? Hier sind sie, die zehn katastrophalsten Knaben und monströsesten Mädel! Wie zum Beispiel Sofia Sofa, die schon so lange auf dem Sofa sitzt und fernsieht, dass sie sich selbst in eins verwandelt! Oder der Sabbernde Sascha, der durch seine Sabberei einen ganzen Schulausflug ins Wasser fallen lässt! Und wer könnte Heulsuse Heidi vergessen – die quengelige große Schwester, die andauernd Lügen erzählt?! Welch eine herrliche Sammlung der weltschlimmsten Geschichten, geschrieben von David Walliams, dem weltbesten Autor der Welt, illustriert mit den farbigsten Illustrationen der Welt von Tony Ross!
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Shabby

The Jolly Good British Guide to Stress-free Living

Author: Emlyn Rees,Josie Lloyd

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472127285

Category: Humor

Page: 64

View: 5088

From the creators of the bestselling parodies We're Going on a Bar Hunt, The Very Hungover Caterpillar and The Teenager Who Came to Tea. Shabby - because there is no word for Hygge in English. We all know Shabby when we see it. It's that welcoming pair of pants drying on the radiator. That half-mouldy, but perfectly gin-and-tonic-worthy lemon on display in the fruit bowl. That tin of plum tomatoes in the cupboard with a sell-by date of 1983. It's never dusting higher than your tallest friend's line of sight. But Shabby is more than just an attitude; it's a quintessentially British way of life, tried and tested for generations, and founded on the Four Central Pillars of Shabbism, Messiness, Dilapidation, Clutter and Bodged Works. Being Shabby is about spending less time fussing and clearing up and getting stressed out about stuff that doesn't really matter anyway. And more time hanging out with your family and friends. It's a celebration of a life that is neither tidy nor empty, but rather one that is splendidly cluttered and full. Shabby - because life's just too bloody short to waste time striving for perfection, or caring too much about what other people think about you and yours. Instead of worrying about what could be, it's time to start celebrating what actually is. Praise for The Very Hungover Caterpillar 'Hilarious and painfully accurate, The Very Hungover Caterpillar is liable to be one of those parodies that becomes more famous than the original' Independent Praise for We're Going on a Bar Hunt '. . . a parody that will draw a smile from any parent' Guardian Praise for The Teenager Who Came to Tea 'A hilarious parody of a much-loved children's book and a perfect read for anyone who remembers the original, or has ever been a teenager or is the parent / grandparent of a teenager today' gransnet.com
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Switch It Off

Author: Emlyn Rees,Josie Lloyd

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472121791

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

View: 7720

'Stop teens from waking you up too early on Christmas morning and encourage them off their mobile phones by slipping this smart little collection of facts, puzzles, quizzes and games into their stocking. There's enough in here to keep them busy until New Year.' Heat Bored of seeing everyone you know glued to their phones all the time? Switch It Off! is a revolutionary, pocket-sized activity book the same size and shape as a smartphone. It's packed with entertaining games, challenges, jokes, puzzles and illusions - and it will change your life. You can dip into it, leaf through it, pass it around, colour in it, scribble on it, and even rip it up. It's all about having fun, any way you want, either on your own, or with your family and friends. Its groundbreaking features include: a battery life as long as your imagination! it fits in your pocket! you can take it anywhere! wifi, cables & earphones are not required! it's 100% recyclable! We hope it gets people talking - face to face. And laughing - together. So what are you waiting for? To switch your real social life back on, just Switch It Off!
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Die Tigerfrau

Author: Téa Obreht

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644110913

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 4955

Natalia arbeitet in einem Waisenhaus irgendwo in Südosteuropa, als sie vom rätselhaften Tod ihres geliebten Großvaters erfährt. Nach Erklärungen suchend, erinnert sich die junge Ärztin an jene Geschichten aus seinem Leben, die sich um zwei seltsame, fatale Gestalten drehen – die Tigerfrau, eine schöne Taubstumme in seinem Heimatdorf, die einen geflüchteten Tiger pflegte; und einen charmanten, obskuren Mann, der nicht sterben kann. Während Natalia auf den Spuren des Großvaters durch idyllische und kriegsverwüstete Landschaften reist, werden ihr diese Figuren immer gegenwärtiger. Bald entspinnt sich ein ganzer Kosmos an Mythen und Gestalten, und Natalia begreift, welche Wahrheit über die Lebensrätsel ihrer Familie und ihre versehrte Heimat in ihnen steckt ... Sprachgewaltig, mit unvergesslichen Figuren und einer erzählerischen Virtuosität, die an Gabriel García Márquez erinnert, entwirft Téa Obreht das schmerzlich-schöne Bild einer zwischen gestern und heute gefangenen, mythengläubigen Welt. «Time» schrieb über «Die Tigerfrau»: «Liebe, Legende und Tod werden hier so wundervoll geschildert, dass jeder andere Roman in diesem Jahr Gefahr läuft, an der unheimlichen Schönheit dieses Buches gemessen zu werden. Seit Zadie Smith debütierte kein junger Autor mit solcher Kraft und Eleganz.»
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Schlaft gut, ihr fiesen Gedanken

Author: John Green

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446259171

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

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Die 16-jährige Aza Holmes hatte ganz sicher nicht vor, sich an der Suche nach dem verschwundenen Milliardär Russell Pickett zu beteiligen. Sie hat genug mit ihren eigenen Sorgen und Ängsten zu kämpfen, die ihre Gedankenwelt zwanghaft beherrschen. Doch als eine Hunderttausend-Dollar-Belohnung auf dem Spiel steht und ihre furchtlose beste Freundin Daisy es kaum erwarten kann, das Geheimnis um Pickett aufzuklären, macht Aza mit. Sie versucht Mut zu beweisen und überwindet durch Daisy nicht nur kleine Hindernisse, sondern auch große Gegensätze, die sie von anderen Menschen trennen. Für Aza wird es ein großes Abenteuer und eine Reise ins Zentrum ihrer Gedankenspirale, der sie zu entkommen versucht.
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Come together

Roman

Author: Josie Lloyd

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783453171695

Category:

Page: 363

View: 503

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America's Best Loved Hymns Collection Three

Author: Kooler Design Studio

Publisher: Leisure Arts

ISBN: 1601408501

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 56

View: 3677

Believers throughout the ages have felt the glorious presence of the Creator as they lift their voices in songs of worship, contrition, and awe. It is the anticipation of that sweet union that inspired authors and musicians to pen the moving stanzas and rousing refrains of these 12 beloved hymns. Each is carefully charted for cross stitch and presented with the story behind the song's creation. The songs are We Gather Together; Have Thine Own Way Lord; Go, Tell It on the Mountain; All Things Bright and Beautiful; His Eye Is on the Sparrow; I Need Thee Every Hour; Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee; My Hope Is Built; Sing Them Over Again to Me; This Is My Father's World; Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus; and When We Walk with the Lord.
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A Long Walk Home

One Woman's Story of Kidnap, Hostage, Loss - and Survival

Author: Judith Tebbutt

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 057130303X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 6555

This is the story of how, over a period of one hundred and ninety-two days, I was torn away from the life I knew and loved, and dragged down to the depths of despair; of how I endured enforced isolation and near-starvation at the hands of Somali pirates; and of how I made a choice to survive by any and all means that I could muster. In September 2011 Judith Tebbutt and her husband David set out on an adventurous holiday to Kenya. A couple for thirty-three years, they had first met in Zambia: Africa had played a major part in their life together. After a joyous week on safari in the Masai Mara, they flew on to a beach resort forty kilometres south of Somalia. And there, in the early hours of 11 September, tragedy struck them. Judith was torn away from David by a band of armed pirates, dragged over sea and land to a village in the arid heart of lawless Somalia, and there held hostage in a squalid room, a ransom on her head. There, too, she learned the terrible truth that the responsibility of securing her release now rested with her son Ollie. But though she was isolated, intimidated and near-starved, Judith resolved to survive - walking endless circuits of her nine-foot prison, trying to make her captors see her as a human being, keeping her faith at all times in Ollie. Powerful, moving and at times quite devastating, this is Judith Tebbutt's story in her own words. It is a memoir of the life she shared with her beloved husband, an unflinching account of the ordeal that overturned her world, and a testament to the inner resilience and familial love that sustained her through captivity. There is nothing so bad in life as to have no hope - to believe you have been defeated, to give in to that. Now that I found myself in confinement, four thousand miles from home under a hostile sky, I would not accept that fate for myself.
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The Bloomsbury Guide to Pastoral Care

Author: Bernadette Flanagan

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441125175

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 8054

One-stop reference work for clergy, pastoral workers, and all those in caring professions for whom healing and spiritual growth in the midst of daily life challenges is important.
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G. P. Taylor: Sin, Salvation and Shadowmancer

Author: Zondervan,

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310866197

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 6119

Booted out of school for trying to set fire to a teacher’s desk, Graham Taylor became a roadie for the Sex Pistols and other punk rock bands. It’s unlikely that someone savoring a life of sex, drugs, and rock music would end up on a police force, but it happened. After a decade on the force, Taylor was attacked and beaten, and his injuries forced him out of service. So Taylor topped one surprise twist in his life with another: he became an Anglican priest. Assigned to a church on the northeast coast of England, Taylor delved into the fascinating history of the region—tales of smugglers, storms at sea and people lost out on the moors. This curiosity would propel him in yet another new direction, as the landscape started to inspire him with ideas for settings and stories of his own. When he gave a speech about his concern over a growing occult presence in children’s literature, someone asked Taylor why he didn’t write a children’s book himself. The seed was planted, and soon Taylor was hard at work on Shadowmancer, a breathtaking tale of the battle between good and evil. It was a safe bet that when Taylor sold his motorcycle to print his first novel, the self-published book would sell only to friends and relatives. But once again, Taylor’s course roared away from the predictable. Shadowmancer rocketed to the top of the bestseller lists on both sides of the Atlantic. But then, what had been predictable about Taylor’s life? Laced with humor and filled with incredible twists and turns, the life story of G. P. Taylor is equal to the plot of any one of his bestselling novels. This entertaining, inspiring, and engaging autobiography is a book you won’t want to put down.
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A Strange Kind of Paradise

India through Foreign Eyes

Author: Sam Miller

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9351186210

Category: History

Page: 440

View: 3680

A Strange Kind of Paradise is an exploration of India’s past and present, from the perspective of a foreigner who has lived in India for many years. Sam Miller investigates how the ancient Greeks, the Romans, the Chinese, Arabs, Africans, Europeans and Americans came to imagine India. Spanning the centuries from Alexander the Great to Slumdog Millionaire, Miller’s account features, among others, Thomas the Apostle, the Chinese monk Xuanzang, Marco Polo, Babur, Clive of India, Allen Ginsberg, the Beatles and Steve Jobs-all of it interspersed with the story of his own 25-yearlong love affair with India. At once scholarly and thoughtprovoking, delightfully eccentric and laugh-out-loud funny, this book is destined to become a much-loved classic.
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The Key to It All

Author: Joanna Rees

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0230770592

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 3087

When five random people simultaneously receive ‘the key’, they don’t realize that their lives are about to change forever. Shrouded in secrecy, the mysterious silver key is delivered to each of them along with a code, a web address and a promise that – if used wisely – it can unlock a door to luxury and privilege beyond their wildest dreams. However, as each of them begins to use the key, they are propelled into a world of hazy moral choices, and soon start to question their enigmatic gift. Who is funding the key’s lavish promises? And why have they been chosen to receive it? Only the bravest will use it to seek the truth . . .
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All About a Girl

Roman

Author: Caitlin Moran

Publisher: carl´s books

ISBN: 3641153840

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 423

England 1990, die Happy Mondays sind in den Top of the Pops, Margaret Thatchers Regierungszeit neigt sich dem Ende zu, und das Land ächzt unter der Arbeitslosigkeit: Wie soll man bloß in einer Sozialsiedlung in Wolverhampton inmitten einer chaotischen Familie erwachsen werden – mit einem Vater, der seit zwanzig Jahren von einer Karriere als Rockstar träumt und einer Mutter, die, obwohl sie schon drei Kinder hat, eine erneute Schwangerschaft bis zum Geburtstermin als Magenverstimmung deutet? Reicht Johanna Morrigans Trickkiste aus schwarzem Eyeliner, Doc Martens, derben Sprüchen, einem wilden Partystil und einem immensen Wissen über angesagte Popmusik aus, um sich neu zu erfinden, endlich Sex zu haben und die Familie aus der Misere zu retten? Ein intelligenter, sprühend witziger Roman über das Erwachsenwerden, trügerische Rollenbilder und das Glück, ein Kind der Neunzigerjahre zu sein.
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We Just Want To Live Here

A Palestinian Teenager, an Israeli Teenager, An Unlikely Friendship

Author: Amal Rifa'i,Odelia Ainbinder,Sylke Tempel

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1429979763

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 176

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Palestinian Amal Rifa'i and Israeli Odelia Ainbinder are two teenage girls who live in the same city, yet worlds apart. They met on a student exchange program to Switzerland. Weeks after they returned, the latest, violent Intifada broke out in the fall of 2000. But two years later, Middle East correspondent Sylke Tempel encouraged Amal and Odelia to develop their friendship by facilitating an exchange of their deepest feelings through letters. In their letters, Amal and Odelia discuss the Intifada, their families, traditions, suicide bombers, and military service. They write frankly of their anger, frustrations, and fear, but also of their hopes and dreams for a brighter future. Together, Amal and Odelia give us a renewed sense of hope for peace in the Middle East, in We Just Want To Live Here.
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Burkitt Cancer Fiber

Author: Ethel R. Nelson

Publisher: TEACH Services, Inc.

ISBN: 1572580933

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 264

View: 5017

The story of Dr. Denis Burkitt, who was renowned in medical circles for discovering a grotesque cancer in children (Burkitt's lymphoma). His discovery led to the isolating of the first human cancer-causing virus, the Epstein-Barr virus. For more than 20 years Dr. Burkitt tirelessly traversed the world, skillfully lecturing on the potential for preventing disease through improved nutrition, including the dangerous role of a high-fat diet.
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Ich bin Malala

Das Mädchen, das die Taliban erschießen wollten, weil es für das Recht auf Bildung kämpft

Author: Malala Yousafzai

Publisher: Droemer eBook

ISBN: 3426424231

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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Am 9. Oktober 2012 wird die junge Pakistanerin Malala Yousafzai auf ihrem Schulweg überfallen und niedergeschossen. Die Fünfzehnjährige hatte sich den Taliban widersetzt, die Mädchen verbieten, zur Schule zu gehen. Wie durch ein Wunder kommt Malala mit dem Leben davon. Als im Herbst 2013 ihr Buch "Ich bin Malala" erscheint, ist die Resonanz enorm: Weltweit wird über ihr Schicksal berichtet. Im Juli 2013 hält sie eine beeindruckende Rede vor den Vereinten Nationen. Barack Obama empfängt sie im Weißen Haus, und im Dezember erhält sie den Sacharow-Preis für geistige Freiheit, verliehen vom Europäischen Parlament. Malala Yousafzai lebt heute mit ihrer Familie in England, wo sie wieder zur Schule geht. Malala Yousafzai wird mit dem Friedensnobelpreis 2014 ausgezeichnet. »Dieses Memoir unterstreicht ihre besten Eigenschaften. Ihren Mut und ihre Entschlossenheit kann man nur bewundern. Ihr Hunger nach Bildung und Neugestaltung ist authentisch. Sie wirkt so unschuldig, und da ist diese unverwüstliche Zuversicht. Sie spricht mit einem solchen Gewicht, dass man vergisst, dass Malala erst 16 ist.« The Times »Niemand hat das Recht auf Bildung so knapp, so einprägsam und überzeugend zusammengefasst wie Malala Yousafzai, die tapferste Schülerin der Welt.« Berliner Zeitung »Der mutigste Teenager der Welt« Bild »Bewegend erzählt Malala Yousafzai ihr Schicksal.« Brigitte
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No! I Don't Want to Join a Book Club

Diary of a Sixtieth Year

Author: Virginia Ironside

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101213647

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 2003

Read Virginia Ironside's posts on the Penguin Blog. A screamingly funny and poignant story about embracing life beyond middle age Marie Sharp is heading toward sixty and is just fine with it. She’s already had plenty of excitement in her life: sex and drugs in the freewheeling sixties, career and children, marriage and divorce. Now she’s ready to settle into a quiet, blissfully boring routine. No Italian classes or gym memberships or bicycle trips across Europe, thank you very much! Marie just wants to put her feet up and “start doing old things.” She’s even sworn off men! But as it turns out, life still has some surprises in store, the biggest of which is a new grandson on the way. What’s more, Archie, her old childhood crush, suddenly reenters her life, and her closest friend falls seriously ill. Armed with a biting sense of humor, Marie wrestles with a life that refuses to follow her plans—and may still offer more possibilities than she realizes.
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Die Bestimmung

Author: Veronica Roth

Publisher: cbt Verlag

ISBN: 3641075025

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 496

View: 6523

Was ist deine Bestimmung? Altruan – die Selbstlosen. Candor – die Freimütigen. Ken – die Wissenden. Amite – die Friedfertigen. Und schließlich Ferox – die Furchtlosen ... Fünf Fraktionen, fünf völlig verschiedene Lebensformen sind es, zwischen denen Beatrice, wie alle Sechzehnjährigen ihrer Welt, wählen muss. Ihre Entscheidung wird ihr gesamtes zünftiges Leben bestimmen, denn die Fraktion, der sie sich anschließt, gilt fortan als ihre Familie. Doch der Eignungstest, der über Beatrices innere Bestimmung Auskunft geben soll, zeigt kein eindeutiges Ergebnis. Sie ist eine Unbestimmte, sie trägt mehrere widerstreitende Begabungen in sich. Damit gilt sie als Gefahr für die Gemeinschaft. Beatrice entscheidet sich, ihre bisherige Fraktion, die Altruan, zu verlassen, und schließt sich den wagemutigen Ferox an. Dort aber gerät sie ins Zentrum eines Konflikts, der nicht nur ihr Leben, sondern auch das all derer, die sie liebt, bedroht...
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