My have-a-go hero muscles in and starts fingering the back of the road-rage driver's collar. ... Last summer, when he came to value our house, he made disparaging comments about it, suggesting calling in the House Doctor to deal with ...
Author: Cathy Woodman
Publisher: Hachette UK
There's no place like this home... Single mum of twins, Sadie Keith thought she'd lost her 'wow factor' until gorgeous builder Gareth sets his sights on her, but can he build her dream home and be her dream man? Our House is Cathy Woodman's honest and hilarious novel, perfect for fans of Carole Matthews and Lucy Diamond. 'A cast of diverse characters that grow on you. For a vet, Woodman knows a lot about human nature' - Nottingham Evening Post Sadie Keith doesn't have it all, but she's proud of what she's got: two gorgeous children, a challenging career as a magic operative (that's a clown to you and me) and a cleavage that has, so far, pluckily resisted the forces of age, twin babies and gravity. When Sadie goes to bed (alone) she dreams about two things - a night of passion before she forgets what it feels like, and making enough money to hang up her red nose for good. So when she sees a dilapidated house on the market, Sadie has a brainwave. Why not buy the property, do it up and sell it on? If the people on the telly can do it, so can she. All she needs is a builder. With his tight jeans, tanned torso and tools at the ready, Gareth Bryant seems the perfect choice. What's more, he's wild about Sadie. But as the money runs out, the rain runs in and the kids run riot, Sadie wonders if she's fallen for the wrong kind of cowboy. What readers are saying about Our House: 'Excellent story teller - makes you laugh out loud too' 'Absolutely loved it. Very easy to read and hard to put down'
What they suspect happened is that he ran the victims' car o the road in some sort of road rage incident, then secretly put our house on the market to fund his escape. The fact that he had been driving while disqualied only conrmed his ...
Author: Louise Candlish
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
WINNER OF CRIME & THRILLER BOOK OF THE YEAR AT THE BRITISH BOOK AWARDS 'The last line will make you literally shout with shock' Good Housekeeping 'Terrifically twisty ... hooks from the first page' Sunday Times On a bright morning in the London suburbs, a family moves into the house they’ve just bought on Trinity Avenue. Nothing strange about that. Except it's your house. And you didn’t sell it. FOR BETTER, FOR WORSE. When Fi Lawson arrives home to find strangers moving into her house, she is plunged into terror and confusion. She and her husband Bram have owned their home on Trinity Avenue for years and have no intention of selling. How can this other family possibly think the house is theirs? And why has Bram disappeared when she needs him most? FOR RICHER, FOR POORER. Bram has made a catastrophic mistake and now he is paying. Unable to see his wife, his children or his home, he has nothing left but to settle scores. As the nightmare takes grip, both Bram and Fi try to make sense of the events that led to a devastating crime. What has he hidden from her – and what has she hidden from him? And will either survive the chilling truth – that there are far worse things you can lose than your house? TILL DEATH US DO PART. Praise for Our House: 'If 2018 brings a better book than Our House I will eat my hat. Addictive, twisty and oh so terrifyingly possible’ Clare Mackintosh ‘I raced through it this weekend. Such a smart idea. Twisty, warped, credible. Brilliantly plotted and compelling. Deserves to be such a hit’ Sarah Vaughan ‘Louise Candlish is a great writer;she inhaled me into her nightmarish world where everything we think we know is ripped from under our feet’ Fiona Barton ''A masterfully plotted, compulsive page-turner' Guardian 'Keeps you guessing to the end - and beyond' Stylist 'Whip-smart, knowing and brilliantly plotted' India Knight 'A corker' Evening Standard 'Terrific premise' New York Times 'Wonderfully plotted' Jane Garvey, Woman's Hour 'A blood pressure-raising thriller' Red ‘Gripping and heartbreaking with an undercurrent of unease running through it’ Louise Jensen ‘What a book! Fast, edge-of-your-seat stuff. Each time I set the book down I had to remind myself to breathe’ broadbeanbooks ‘Oh Louise Candlish, you are a genius! Our House is just brilliant. Scarily believable with the BEST ending I have read in a long time. I devoured it!’ Claire Frost, Fabulous magazine
We rent our Portland house fully furnished and leave it organized and stocked as though it were a residence hotel, just as we would want it. Books, artwork, dishes, cookware, linens—and anything else a guest / tenant would need or ...
Author: Judy Blankenship
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
While many baby boomers are downsizing to a simpler retirement lifestyle, photographer and writer Judy Blankenship and her husband Michael Jenkins took a more challenging leap in deciding to build a house on the side of a mountain in southern Ecuador. They now live half the year in Cañar, an indigenous community they came to know in the early nineties when Blankenship taught photography there. They are the only extranjeros (outsiders) in this homely, chilly town at 10,100 feet, where every afternoon a spectacular mass of clouds rolls up from the river valley below and envelopes the town. In this absorbing memoir, Blankenship tells the interwoven stories of building their house in the clouds and strengthening their ties to the community. Although she and Michael had spent considerable time in Cañar before deciding to move there, they still had much to learn about local customs as they navigated the process of building a house with traditional materials using a local architect and craftspeople. Likewise, fulfilling their obligations as neighbors in a community based on reciprocity presented its own challenges and rewards. Blankenship writes vividly of the rituals of births, baptisms, marriages, festival days, and deaths that counterpoint her and Michael’s solitary pursuits of reading, writing, listening to opera, playing chess, and cooking. Their story will appeal to anyone contemplating a second life, as well as those seeking a deeper understanding of daily life in the developing world.
Are you going to live in our house ? " I didn't know what to say . They wanted to be friends and had asked us to play with them , but Mom's voice kept making a lot of noise in my head : " Gringos ! What are these gringos doing in our ...
Author: Carlos Nicolas Flores
Publisher: Texas Tech University Press
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Junior and his family move from the barrio to a better part of El Paso in the 1950s, but they must live in the basement of their new house while they attempt to raise their standard of living.
Sitting in our cars and listening to our radio programmes. Standing with our mobile phones on the metro. Sitting on buses and daydreaming. Talking about the food we've eaten and the football we've watched. Cleaning our houses and our ...
Author: Greta Thunberg
Category: Biography & Autobiography
"A must-read ecological message of hope . . . Everyone with an interest in the future of this planet should read this book." --David Mitchell, The Guardian When climate activist Greta Thunberg was eleven, her parents Malena and Svante, and her little sister Beata, were facing a crisis in their own home. Greta had stopped eating and speaking, and her mother and father had reconfigured their lives to care for her. Desperate and searching for answers, her parents discovered what was at the heart of Greta’s distress: her imperiled future on a rapidly heating planet. Steered by Greta’s determination to understand the truth and generate change, they began to see the deep connections between their own suffering and the planet’s. Written by a remarkable family and told through the voice of an iconoclastic mother, Our House Is on Fire is the story of how they fought their problems at home by taking global action. And it is the story of how Greta decided to go on strike from school, igniting a worldwide rebellion.
My life is like a house ... an overview Imagine – each person, when they are born, is given a house. This house is their life. Each person is born with the same house, two rooms upstairs, two rooms downstairs. Life then shapes the house ...
Author: Lindsay Schofield
Our House tells the story of a child who has experienced something that children should never have to experience. It introduces the reader to the people who arrived to help them cope with the bad things, in the house that they all share. Accompanied by beautiful and gentle illustrations, the story takes a non-threatening approach to demystify dissociative identity disorder, using the metaphor of a house to explain what it is and how it develops. Our House can be read by individuals, or used as a treatment tool to stimulate discussion, and is suitable for all ages. It includes additional guidance which explains the metaphor in depth, as well as advice regarding dissociative disorders and signposts to further help for both individuals and professionals. Bringing clarity to a complex issue, this is an invaluable resource for survivors of trauma and for those who support them, counsellors, psychologists, social care workers and other professionals, as well as family and friends. An accompanying guidebook is also available, offering further information, resources and activities, and page-by-page insights into illustrations from the picture book. Both books can be purchased as a set.
lovingly restore any antique they had found, they never lifted a finger to repair their aging house. As far back as i could remember, my mother and i had visited Mary Jane once a week. i never declined the offer to go.
Author: Ron Tanner
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Ten years ago, Ron and his then-girlfriend, Jill, did the impossible. They bought condemned property—a big Baltimore Victorian brownstone and vowed to bring it back to its original glory. The house had been home to Baltimore's most notorious fraternity for a decade and now, wrecked and abandoned, it was filled with garbage. As if that weren't daunting enough: Ron and Jill had been dating for only six months and they knew nothing about fixing up old houses. Friends, family, and concerned onlookers told them not to do it they would surely lose their shirts and their love in the bargain. But Jill wanted the house and Ron wanted Jill. So Ron bought the house.
We worked as long as our arms would allow us to grip the pounding tool. We would work two days in the leadhouse and then have two days to work elsewhere while we took a blood test to confirm we had not been overexposed.
Author: Tim Cox
Publisher: BookPros, LLC
Category: Political Science
Politicians have taken control of our government, and the long-term viability of our nation is at risk. The time has come to take a stand—we cannot afford to wait any longer. Get Out of Our House (GOOOH) details the plan America will use to evict all 435 politicians from the United States House of Representatives—replacing them with patriots just like you. Author and patriot Tim Cox has created a system designed to bypass the two parties, sever all ties with special interest money, replace career politicians, and hold elected officials accountable. GOOOH was designed not to favor any person or viewpoint. The system allows the people who participate in the process to select the candidate who can best represent their district.This is your call to action. Will you join the revolution, or leave the problem for our children and grandchildren? Every American patriot is encouraged to step forward. The fate of our nation depends on you. It is time to engage!
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house. WHENEVER A SIREN—POLICE CAR or fire truck or ambulance—would puncture my Saturday morning cartoons, twisting the blue from the sky, my mother would tell me to go start the car. Let's see what's happening, she'd say, ...
Author: Nick Flynn
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Category: Biography & Autobiography
A searing memoir on how childhood spills into parenthood from the critically acclaimed author of Another Bullshit Night in Suck City. When Nick Flynn was seven years old, his mother set fire to their house. The event loomed large in his imagination for years, but it’s only after having a child of his own that he understands why. He returns with his young daughter to the landscape of his youth, reflecting on how his feral childhood has him still in its reins, and forms his memories into lyrical bedtime stories populated by the both sinister and wounded Mister Mann. With the spare lyricism and dark irony of his classic, Another Bullshit Night in Suck City, Flynn excavates the terrain of his traumatic upbringing and his mother’s suicide. This Is the Night Our House Will Catch Fire unravels the story of the fire that Flynn had to escape, and the ways in which, as an adult, he has carried that fire with him until it threatens to burn down his own house. Here Nick confronts his failings with fierce candor, even as they threaten to tear his family apart. His marriage in crisis, Flynn seeks answers from his therapist, who tells him he has “the ethics of a drowning man.” This Is the Night Our House Will Catch Fire takes us on the journey of a man struggling to hold himself together in prose that is raw and moving, sharp-edged and wry. Alternating literary analysis and philosophy with intimate memoir, Flynn probes his deepest ethical dilemmas.