Sailmaker Plus

Author: Alan Spence,Jane Cooper

Publisher: Hodder Education

ISBN: 9780340973035

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 97

View: 987


Sailmaker Plus offers the full text of the widely popular drama text, Sailmaker, by award-winning writer Alan Spence - plus an introduction by the author outlining his motives in writing it, and a wide range of background material by Jane Cooper, offering a historical perspective and detailed support for students who wish to write about the play in literary contexts, especially for examination purposes. Althougn suitable for a broad range of students, the play is likely to be particularly suitable for study at Intermediate 1 and 2 levels, or at Standard Grade.

The Sailmaker's Palm

A Novel

Author: Anna Gill

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1456742841

Category: Fiction

Page: 408

View: 1194


Inside New York's Elite Society, Fiona and John Briggs are royalty. Fiona is young, beautiful and famous for her watercolors of the Chesapeake marshes. John is the Wall Street kingpin who is brilliant, distinguished and has a flair of life. He is the sole heir to the Briggs fortune and he and his mother, Lenny, New York socialite extraordinaire, have been waiting ten years for Fiona to produce the one possession they want to more than anything- a child to carry on their legacy. Fiona has endured their endless emotional assaults about a child that can never be and in her attempt to escape from John's endless love affairs and horrendous fits of rage she has met and fallen hopelessly in love with another man.

Cruising in Seraffyn

Author: Lin Pardey,Larry Pardey

Publisher: Lin and Larry Pardey

ISBN: 1929214502

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 224

View: 2176


A fun and exciting guide to the world of living out at sea. This book will teach you what you need to know inorder to live safely, economically and cheaply when spending moths at sea. If nothing else, this book will send you chasing for your dreams, whether it be to take an adventure at sea or just about anyhting else. This is the first of a four-book series which begins on the journey that Lin and Larry Pardey began 34 years ago in their self-built 24-foot engineless cutter, Seraffyn. In this journey, we explore places such as Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, and the Islands of the Atlantic ocean. Throughout the book, we learn about people and customs, we learn about the tricks of boating, we learn about surviaval. This 25th anniversary edition includes a new forward, new appendixes, and a color photo album showing Lin, Larry and the Serraffyn during those months at sea.

How to Build Glued-Lapstrake Wooden Boats

Author: John Brooks,Ruth Ann Hill

Publisher: WoodenBoat Books

ISBN: 9780937822586

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 281

View: 2703


As a child, John Brooks loved to build models and sail with his grandfather. When most teenagers were at the prom, John was changing jibs in the Indian Ocean, halfway through a 35,000-mile, two-year cruise. He began building boats in commercial yards at 19, while studying boat design and building his own boats. John worked for many years honing his craftsmanship on fine yachts, small boats, custom furniture, and a harpsichord. He has been a instructor at the WoodenBoat School in Maine since the mid-1990s, teaching glued-lapstrake boatbuilding, fine interior joinery, and carving. Ruth Ann Hill grew up on the coast of Maine. A writer, boatbuilding assistant, naturalist, and graphic artist, Ruth is the author of Discovering Old Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park: An Unconventional Guide and a contributing editor for Maine Boats & Harbors magazine. John and Ruth started their business, Brooks Boats, in 1991. They design and build glued-lapstrake boats in West Brooklin, Maine-and get out to enjoy their handiwork in its proper element whenever they can.

Your Colossal Main Feature Plus Full Support Program

Author: John Howard Reid


ISBN: 1411629094

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 223

View: 8844


Remember the days when a night at the movies comprised a full three to four hours of varied entertainment? The attraction was not just the colossal main feature, but the supporting program: the newsreel, the cartoon, the shorts and the before-interval picture or "B" feature. Here's a book where you can re-live those wonderful times. No less than 140 varied features (from Hollywood's main studios to Poverty Row) are discussed, all with full cast and technical credits plus other background information. And to round the book out, I've also included 28 cartoons and 9 shorts!


Don’t Tread On Me

Author: Barry D. Boothe

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1491852267

Category: Fiction

Page: 262

View: 2461


George Washington, President of a very young United States of America must once again resort to mayhem and destruction to save his administration and avoid a possible reunification with England and its' King. Trade in the Mediterranean Sea area is totally cut off by the Washington Administration's refusal to pay the piratical Islamic Mussellmen tributes. So with the support of his Vice-President John Adams and his Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson, Washington turns to a former Continental Army friend, Benjamin Stoddert. Benjamin Stoddert now operates the largest and most successful commercial shipping lines in America. With Benjamin's management skills and his son Nathaniel's ship handling skills, the Stoddert Shipping Line was able to establish trade in the very lucrative West Indies while fighting off a hoard of pirates. This resulted in a very successful Stoddert Shipping Lines (SSL). It also resulted in a very handsome contribution from Benjamin Stoddert to George Washington and his political ambitions. But a successful effort in the Mediterranean will require all of Benjamin and Nathaniel's skills. Not only will they need to defeat the numerous gunboats and fierce Mussellmen fighters, they will also have to defeat a Mussellman frigate that is reportedly manned by former British Royal Navy seaman. Success will also require a fighting ship that is capable of doing a lot of different things. It will require unique gunnery as well as fighting men. Can the Stodderts pull this off? Can anyone pull this off? There is only one way to find out and the army General in President Washington was not familiar with retreat.