The Wish List

Author: Eoin Colfer

Publisher: The O'Brien Press

ISBN: 1847175554

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

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Meg Finn is in trouble. Unearthly trouble. Cast out of her own home by her stepfather after her mother's death, Meg is a wanderer, a troublemaker. But after a botched attempt to rob a pensioner's flat, Meg, along with her partner in crime, Belch, ends up in a very sticky situation. Meg's soul is up for grabs as the divine and the demonic try every underhanded ploy imaginable to claim it. Her only chance for salvation is the Wish List. But how can she persuade the pensioner Lowrie to help her when she has wronged him? And even if she can persuade him, will she really have enough good points to face up to St Peter? An unforgettable and gritty tale of life, death and an unexpected hereafter.
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The Wish List

Author: Gabi Stevens

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 9781429937955

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Kristin Montgomery is more than a little shocked when her aunts inform her they're fairy godmothers. Worse, after dropping that bombshell they hand her a wand and head off on a world cruise. Now Kristin's uncomplicated life as a CPA in San Diego has disappeared like magic and she not only has to deal with her burgeoning magical powers, but also a reluctant—and distractingly sexy—magical arbiter. Tennyson Ritter is a historian. A scholar by choice, he is yanked from his studies to act as arbiter for the newly chosen fairy godmother. He doesn't want to waste his time with a woman who doesn't know anything about magic or the magical world, but soon the beguiling Kristin draws him away from his books and into her life. But before Kristin can hone her skills and pass the tests necessary to fully claim her powers, she and Tennyson must work together to defend the world – both magical and human – against those that would claim her powers for their own. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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Keep Calm and Sparkle On! (The Wish List #2)

Author: Sarah Aronson

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545941601

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

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Isabelle has finally made it to Level Two of Fairy Godmother Training -- but just barely. She'll really have to step it up if she wants to pass the next challenge. Level Two of training comes with a twist, however. Isabelle's newest practice princess isn't who she expected -- and granting the new girl's wish means making her old princess, Nora, really unhappy. What's a godmother to do? Isabelle will need more than a few magic sparkles to make everyone happily ever after this time!
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The Wish List

Author: Jane Costello

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0857205579

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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The Big 3-0 is looming, but there's so much still to do... The brilliant new novel from the Sunday Times Top 10 bestselling author There are six months left of Emma Reiss's twenties. . . and she has some unfinished business. Emma and her friends are about to turn thirty, and for Emma it's a defining moment. Defined, that is, by her having achieved none of the things she'd imagined she would. Her career is all wrong, her love life is a desert and that penthouse apartment she pictured herself in simply never materialised. Moreover, she's never jumped out of a plane, hasn't met the man she's going to marry, has never slept under the stars, or snogged anyone famous - just some of the aspirations on a list she and her friends compiled fifteen years ago. As an endless round of birthday parties sees Emma hurtle towards her own thirtieth, she sets about addressing these issues. But, as she discovers with hilarious consequences, some of them are trickier to tick off than she'd thought… Praise for All The Single Ladies: 'Close the doors, open a bottle of wine, get out the chocs and enjoy this wonderfully witty read. Jane Costello at her best' Milly Johnson 'Jane Costello earned her place on the bestsellers list with her witty, colourful and fast-paced style. All The Single Ladiesproves that she certainly hasn't lost her touch ' Heat
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The Wish List

Author: Martina Reilly

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780751542721

Category: Domestic fiction

Page: 374

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Like any married couple, Allie and Tony have had their fair share of heartache. But when Tony's actions force Allie and her young sons out of their home, things take a desperate turn for the worse. Without her husband around, Allie must cope with two increasingly inquisitive children - as well as the reappearance of her estranged father. So when her eldest son Mark befriends a mysterious next-door neighbour, Jeremy, Allie's glad he's found a distraction. The only trouble is that Mark believes Jeremy is Santa Claus - and that he can put the family back together. While Jeremy becomes increasingly mortified at the mix-up, a little magic never did anyone any harm - did it?
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The Worst Fairy Godmother Ever! (The Wish List #1)

Author: Sarah Aronson

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545941547

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 176

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Q: What do you need to become a great fairy godmother? a) kindness b) determination c) gusto d) all of the above Fairy-godmother-in-training Isabelle doesn't know what gusto is, but she's pretty sure she has what it takes to pass fairy godmother training with flying colors. But then Isabelle is assigned a practice princess who is not a princess at all. Nora is just a normal girl -- a normal girl who doesn't believe in fairy godmothers, or wishes come true, or happily ever afters. Isabelle has to change Nora's mind about magic and grant a wish for her. If she can't, Isabelle will flunk training and never become a great fairy godmother!
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Halfway to Happily Ever After (The Wish List #3)

Author: Sarah Aronson

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545941636

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

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Happily Ever After? Not so fast! With two levels of fairy godmother training behind her, Isabelle is actually looking forward to Level Three. But when half the trainees go on strike, regular training seems to go up in sparkles again. But Isabelle's too close to becoming a real fairy godmother to let her skills get rusty. And when she finds out her first two princesses are unhappy at summer camp, she has to do something! Can Isabelle grant a few wishes without crossing the picket line?
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The Wish List

Author: Barbara Ann Kipfer

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 0761154876

Category: Religion

Page: 432

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The Wish List is a quirky little gift book that sounds an irresistible call to get out there and start living. In the same chunky format as the authorfs bestselling 14,000 Things to Be Happy About, The Wish List presents a compulsively readable list of unexpected goals. There are wishes large--retrace Odysseus' route around the Mediterranean--and wishes small--find a genuine arrowhead. There are artistic wishes--write a sonnet. Athletic wishes--learn to box. Practical wishes--master the rudiments of plumbing. Whimsical wishes--become a taster at Ben & Jerry's. And fantasy wishes--live in a Venetian palazzo. The Wish List is meant to plant seeds, jog us out of complacency, and articulate unspoken desires. 63,000 copies in print.
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The Wish List

Author: Saxon Bennett

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781539587460

Category:

Page: N.A

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For twenty years, Maggie has kept her true feelings for Celia a secret-even from herself. Newly widowed, she is finally free to acknowledge the unspoken wishes of her heart. But will Maggie and Celia have the courage to overcome their fears... and trust each other enough to finish what never got started?
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The Wish List

Author: N.A

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 0373364679

Category: Cherokee Indians

Page: 313

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"Susannah Pelton is a woman alone. A woman who's lost everyone she loves and has become wary of entanglements. Ryan Whitepath is a Cherokee, a member of a close family and a vibrant community, a man who cares about his little girl, Nia, above all else. Because of her mother's death, Nia is emotionally ill, but Ryan's grandmother tells him a redbird will heal his daughter. Ryan dismisses her vision--until redheaded Susannah shows up on their North Carolina mountain. Nia seems to connect with Susannah, who agrees to stay until Christmas. But Ryan wants to change that to forever--for his own heart as well as Nia's!"--Publisher.
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The Wish Tree

Author: Kyo Maclear,Chris Turnham

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452156867

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

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In winter Charles and his trusty toboggan set out to find the wish tree, and along the way he helps to make the wishes of his friends Squirrel, Fox, and Beaver come true.
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Open-Space Learning

A Study in Transdisciplinary Pedagogy

Author: Nicholas Monk,Carol Chillington Rutter,Jonothan Neelands,Jonathan Heron

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1849660549

Category: Drama

Page: 146

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A resource for educators showing how the techniques of the theatrical rehearsal room can be effectively applied to other disciplines.
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The Public Value of the Humanities

Author: Jonathan Bate

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1849660638

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 336

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Recession is a time for asking fundamental questions about value. At a time when governments are being forced to make swingeing savings in public expenditure, why should they continue to invest public money funding research into ancient Greek tragedy, literary value, philosophical conundrums or the aesthetics of design? Does such research deliver 'value for money' and 'public benefit'? Such questions have become especially pertinent in the UK in recent years, in the context of the drive by government to instrumentalize research across the disciplines and the prominence of discussions about 'economic impact' and 'knowledge transfer'. In this book a group of distinguished humanities researchers, all working in Britain, but publishing research of international importance, reflect on the public value of their discipline, using particular research projects as case-studies. Their essays are passionate, sometimes polemical, often witty and consistently thought-provoking, covering a range of humanities disciplines from theology to architecture and from media studies to anthropology.
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Confessions

The Philosophy of Transparency

Author: Thomas Docherty

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1849666598

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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This book explores what is at stake in our confessional culture. Thomas Docherty examines confessional writings from Augustine to Montaigne and from Sylvia Plath to Derrida, arguing that through all this work runs a philosophical substratum - the conditions under which it is possible to assert a confessional mode - that needs exploration and explication. Docherty outlines a philosophy of confession that has pertinence for a contemporary political culture based on the notion of 'transparency'. In a postmodern 'transparent society', the self coincides with its self-representations. Such a position is central to the idea of authenticity and truth-telling in confessional writing: it is the basis of saying, truthfully, 'here I take my stand'. The question is: what other consequences might there be of an assumption of the primacy of transparency? Two areas are examined in detail: the religious and the judicial. Docherty shows that despite the tendency to regard transparency as a general social and ethical good, our contemporary culture of transparency has engendered a society in which autonomy (or the very authority of the subject that proclaims 'I confess') is grounded in guilt, reparation and victimhood.
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Reading and Rhetoric in Montaigne and Shakespeare

Author: Peter Mack

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1849660603

Category: Drama

Page: 224

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Shakespare and Montaigne are the English and French writers of the sixteenth century who have the most to say to modern readers. Shakespeare certainly drew on Montaigne's essay 'On Cannibals' in writing The Tempest and debates have raged amongst scholars about the playwright's obligations to Montaigne in passages from earlier plays including Hamlet, King Lear and Measure for Measure. Peter Mack argues that rather than continuing the undeterminable quarrel about how early in his career Shakespeare came to Montaigne, we should focus on the similar techniques they apply to shared sources. Grammar school education in the sixteenth century placed a special emphasis on reading classical texts in order to reuse both the ideas and the rhetoric. This book examines the ways in which Montaigne and Shakespeare used their reading and argued with it to create something new. It is the most sustained account available of the similarities and differences between these two great writers, casting light on their ethical and philosophical views and on how these were conveyed to their audience.
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The Wish List

Author: Lynda Jane Ayres

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781467893541

Category: Self-Help

Page: N.A

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The Wish List is compassionately written with the hope that any teenager who reads it will find positive strategies for dealing with life's challenges. The book enthusiastically sets the teenager on a journey to reflect on exactly what they want out of life. It covers every area of a teenager's life from thinking about their relationships with family and friends, their health, their education, their social life, and their future. The strategies set out in the Wish List will produce valuable skills that should prove essential for adulthood. It is more than a little book; it is a wise friend to be consulted whenever a challenge presents itself. The journey is one of reflectivity, thinking about setting goals, planning, visualisation and affirmations. An essential book to read for any teenager who wants to win in every area of their life.
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Sympathetic Sentiments

Affect, Emotion and Spectacle in the Modern World

Author: John Jervis

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472535618

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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Sympathetic Sentiments develops an innovative interdisciplinary framework to explore the implications of living in a culture of feeling that seems ill at ease with itself, one in which sentiments are frequently denounced for being sentimental and self-indulgent. These tensions are traced back to the inheritance of the eighteenth century, enabling us to identify a distinctive 'spectacle of sympathy', in which sympathy entails public forms of expression whereby being on show is both a condition of the authenticity of such affects and of their capacity to be masked and simulated. This, John Jervis suggests, is at the root of a range of controversies central to modern life, art and culture, including contemporary debates around trauma and compassion fatigue. Connected to these debates is the issue of modern sensationalism, discussed here and elaborated in a companion volume: Sensational Subjects: The Dramatization of Experience in the Modern World, which is published simultaneously by Bloomsbury.
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Wish List

Author: Fern Michaels

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 1420123041

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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If You Had Just One Wish, What Would It Be? A brilliant movie career, two adoring husbands--none of it is enough to erase the memory of Ariel Hart's one true love. Back when she was plain, shy Aggie Bixby, a dark-eyed young man named Felix touched her heart. . .then vanished from her life. Now, she's about to do something shocking and outrageous--sell her house and leave Hollywood behind. Making her new home in the quiet town of Chula Vista, she meets Lex Sanders, a wealthy rancher and breeder of Arabian horses. Ariel see something familiar in his smoldering eyes--something that triggers long-buried memories of a love so pure and so perfect, it couldn't possibly last. . . Or could it?
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Dress, Law and Naked Truth

A Cultural Study of Fashion and Form

Author: Gary Watt

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472500431

Category: Social Science

Page: 166

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Why are civil authorities in so-called liberal democracies affronted by public nudity and the Islamic full-face 'veil'? Why is law and civil order so closely associated with robes, gowns, suits, wigs and uniforms? Why is law so concerned with the 'evident' and the need for justice to be 'seen' to be done? Why do we dress and obey dress codes at all? In this, the first ever study devoted to the many deep cultural connections between dress and law, the author addresses these questions and more. His responses flow from the radical thesis that 'law is dress and dress is law'. Engaging with sources from The Epic of Gilgamesh to Shakespeare, Carlyle, Dickens and Damien Hirst, Professor Watt draws a revealing history of dress and civil order and offers challenging conclusions about the nature of truth and the potential for individuals to fit within the forms of civil life.
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Wish

Author: Barbara O'Connor

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

ISBN: 0374302758

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

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Eleven-year-old Charlie Reese has been making the same secret wish every day since fourth grade. She even has a list of all the ways there are to make the wish, such as cutting off the pointed end of a slice of pie and wishing on it as she takes the last bite. But when she is sent to the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina to live with family she barely knows, it seems unlikely that her wish will ever come true. That is until she meets Wishbone, a skinny stray dog who captures her heart, and Howard, a neighbor boy who proves surprising in lots of ways. Suddenly Charlie is in serious danger of discovering that what she thought she wanted may not be what she needs at all. From award-winning author Barbara O'Connor comes a middle-grade novel about a girl who, with the help of a true-blue friend, a big-hearted aunt and uncle, and the dog of her dreams, unexpectedly learns the true meaning of family in the least likely of places. This title has Common Core connections.
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