The Timewaster Letters

Author: Robin Cooper

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books

ISBN: 1843177994

Category: Humor

Page: 347

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For several years, Robin Cooper has been plaguing department stores, hotels, associations, fan clubs and a certain children's book publisher with his letters. From Prince Charles to the Peanut Council, Harrods to the British Halibut Association - no one is safe. So who is Robin Cooper? Architect, thimble designer, trampoline tester and wasp expert, Robin Cooper is all of these things - it just depends on the person he's writing to...
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Return Of The Timewaster Letters

Author: Robin Cooper

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0751570311

Category: Humor

Page: 208

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In his 2004 bestseller The Timewaster Letters, Robin Cooper plagued everyone from the Campaign for Courtesy to the British Halibut Association with his bizarre and surreal written requests. In Return of the Timewaster Letters, he delivers another wonderful collection of his polite, persistent and peculiar correspondence. Whether he is raising money for his nationwide hair-drying tour, booking a hotel room for his robot calf, or just trying to get rid of half a ton of unwanted herring, Robin's imagination, as ever, knows no bound . . .
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The Timewaster Diaries

A Year in the Life of Robin Cooper

Author: Robin Cooper

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0751570303

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Rita fell down the stairs at twenty-two minutes past midnight.' Robin Cooper, author of The Timewaster Letters, turns his hand to diary writing in this hilarious new novel. The year starts badly for Robin, who is fired for writing too many letters on company time, and for his wife Rita, who sprains her ankle (yet again). But Robin has a cunning plan - his marrying of the crossword and Sudoku into his devilish 'crossoku' - which might just make their fortune...
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Frindel oder die Kunst, ein Wort neu zu erfinden

Author: Andrew Clements

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783800050482

Category:

Page: 102

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Wer legt fest, was ein Wort bedeutet?: Nick ist ein kluger Lausbub und hat viele Tricks auf Lager, um Lehrpersonen vom Aufgabengeben abzuhalten. Doch bei der neuen Lehrerin der fünften Klasse versagen sie. So muss Nick selber einen Vortrag darüber halten, warum das Wörterbuch wichtig ist fürs Leben. Diese Aufgabe beschäftigt ihn: Wer bestimmt denn, was ein Wort bedeuten soll? Nick kommt auf die Idee, ein eigenes Wort zu erfinden. Anstatt Kugelschreiber oder Bleistift sagt er in Zukunft nur noch "Frindel". In kürzester Zeit setzt sich das Wort im ganzen Schulhaus durch. Gerade auch, weil die Lehrerin Mrs. Granger so dagegen ist. Die ganze Geschichte kommt in der Lokalzeitung und wahrhaftig auch im Fernsehen. Immer mehr Menschen übernehmen das Wort, viel Geld lässt sich mit dessen Vermarktung verdienen. Nach zehn Jahren erhält es seinen Platz im offiziellen Wörterbuch. Da erhält Nick einen Brief von seiner ehemaligen Lehrerin, der eine grosse Überraschung beinhaltet! Eine witzige Schulgeschichte, die zum Nachdenken über die Bedeutung von Wörtern anregt und darüber, was Sprache eigentlich ist. Ab 10 Jahren, gut, Irene Beglinger-Flückiger.
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eBay hacks

Author: David A. Karp

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783897213685

Category:

Page: 365

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Second-Class Male

A Book of Misguided Letters

Author: Stan Madeley

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books

ISBN: 9781843174912

Category: Humor

Page: 192

View: 5437

Mr. Renny's paintings are so good that they almost appear real. But no one seems to pay them any attention-until a strange man offers to make everything that Mr. Renny paints come to life. First there's the painting of the apple, which Mr. Renny can now eat. Then there's a huge hotdog, a new car, a cruise liner... Mr. Renny paints himself a life of luxury-until his friend Rose comes to ask if she can buy one of his paintings. But he doesn't have any real paintings left! The spell must be broken-and soon! A book containing subtle references to the work of Belgian surrealist Ren Magritte, the illustrations are full of clever and amusing details.
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Ein Idiot reist weiter

Abenteuer und Fettnäpfchen aus aller Welt

Author: Karl Pilkington

Publisher: Blanvalet Verlag

ISBN: 3641170761

Category: Humor

Page: 400

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Zu Hause ist es doch am schönsten ... Der witzigste Idiot der Welt ist zurück! Seine Kumpels Ricky Gervais und Stephen Merchant stellen Karl vor die Herausforderung, die ultimative »Bucket List« abzuarbeiten. Darauf stehen 100 Dinge, die man erlebt haben muss, bevor man stirbt. Dass Karl von all diesen Dingen rein gar nichts hält, ist klar. Warum zur Hölle sollte sich irgendjemand von wilden Stieren durch Pamplona jagen lassen wollen? Oder sich im »Tornado Valley« auf die Suche nach einem Wirbelsturm begeben? Einen Eisberg berühren? Dem Papst die Hand schütteln? Mit den Massai leben? Nein, danke. Natürlich lässt Karl sich trotzdem überzeugen, sich erneut zum Affen zu machen, und hält mit seinen Meinungen darüber, was andere Menschen in ihrem Leben so anstreben, nicht hinterm Berg ...
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Die 4-Stunden-Woche

Mehr Zeit, mehr Geld, mehr Leben

Author: Timothy Ferriss

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843704457

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

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Warum arbeiten wir uns eigentlich zu Tode? Haben wir nichts Besseres zu tun? Und ob! - sagt Timothy Ferriss. Der junge Unternehmer war lange Workaholic mit 80-Stunden-Woche. Doch dann erfand er MBA - Management by Absence - und ist seitdem freier, reicher, glücklicher. Mit viel Humor, provokanten Denkanstößen und erprobten Tipps erklärt Ferriss, wie sich die 4-Stunden-Woche bei vollem Lohnausgleich verwirklichen lässt. Der Wegweiser für eine Flucht aus dem Hamsterrad und ein Manifest für eine neue Gewichtung zwischen Leben und Arbeiten.
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Hurra Amerika!

Author: Michael Moore,Kathleen Glynn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783492245609

Category:

Page: 319

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Letters from a Professional Nuisance

Improbable Jobs, Impossible Items and Implausible Complaints

Author: Michael A. Lee

Publisher: Anova Books

ISBN: 9781906032883

Category: Humor

Page: 313

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Humour.
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Philip Larkin: Letters to Monica

Author: Philip Larkin

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571264611

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 496

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Philip Larkin met Monica Jones at University College Leicester in autumn 1946, when they were both twenty-four; he was the newly-appointed assistant librarian and she was an English lecturer. In 1950 Larkin moved to Belfast, and thence to Hull, while Monica remained in Leicester, becoming by turns his correspondent, lover and closest confidante, in a relationship which lasted over forty years until the poet's death in 1985. This remarkable unpublished correspondence only came to light after Monica Jones's death in 2001, and consists of nearly two thousand letters, postcards and telegrams, which chronicle - day by day, sometimes hour by hour - every aspect of Larkin's life and the convolutions of their relationship.
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Call Me

A Novel

Author: P-P Hartnett

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1466882050

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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Call Me by P-P Hartnett When Liam decides to begin answering the personal ads of London's gay papers, he is at first bemused and fascinated. After all, it is simply a way to entertain himself and pass the time. What Liam doesn't bargain for, however, is his growing reliance on the ads and the men who answer them. What at first was a form of distraction is quickly becoming an obsession, and Liam is discovering just who finds him so alluring.
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The Writer's Handbook 2007

Author: Barry Turner

Publisher: Macmillan Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781405049375

Category: Reference

Page: 821

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Completely revised and updated with newly commissioned articles, the 20th anniversary edition of The Writer's Handbook is an indispensible companion for everyone in the writing profession. Containing over 6,000 entries covering every area of writing, with provocative articles and useful advice from leading representatives of the trade, this practical, straightforward guide provides full details on the core markets. In addition to the key areas of UK and US book publishers, agents, magazines, screenwriting, theater and poetry, writer's courses and circles, festivals, and grants and prizes, the guide also offers invaluable expert advice on contracts, copyright, and taxation.
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Sehr geehrter Herr Maggi

Author: Jürgen Sprenzinger,Kurt Klamert

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783981063974

Category:

Page: 343

View: 5516

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