All the Bachelors came down from Manchester for the big event; Luke's dad made a joke in his speech about how he had always feared that all three of his boys would end up being 'Bachelors by nature as well as by name'; ...
Author: Mike Gayle
Publisher: Hachette UK
A hilarious and touching romantic comedy about three clueless, charming brothers and the women in their lives from number one bestselling author Mike Gayle. Despite the example of their own parents' enduring marriage, the three Bachelor brothers show no sign of settling down. Adam has a string of glamorous girlfriends, but they aren't suitable wife material. Luke has just proposed to Cassie but his refusal to consider having children looks like an insurmountable barrier. And baby of the family Russell is in love with the one woman he can't have. Then their father announces he has been thrown out of the family home and this forces all three brothers to examine their own priorities. Are all three Bachelor brothers totally hopeless cases or just late starters?
THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST ACT ONE The morning - room in ALGERNON's flat in Half Moon Street . The room is luxuriously and ... ALGERNON Why is it that at a bachelor's establishment the servants invariably drink the champagne ?
Some studies have shown no correlation at all between a bachelor's degree and teaching quality (which shouldn't surprise ... In fact, as we've seen, teacher salary is arguably the most important structural variable of all in predicting ...
Author: Erika Christakis
Category: Family & Relationships
“Christakis . . . expertly weaves academic research, personal experience and anecdotal evidence into her book . . . a bracing and convincing case that early education has reached a point of crisis . . . her book is a rare thing: a serious work of research that also happens to be well-written and personal . . . engaging and important.” --Washington Post "What kids need from grown-ups (but aren't getting)...an impassioned plea for educators and parents to put down the worksheets and flash cards, ditch the tired craft projects (yes, you, Thanksgiving Handprint Turkey) and exotic vocabulary lessons, and double-down on one, simple word: play." --NPR The New York Times bestseller that provides a bold challenge to the conventional wisdom about early childhood, with a pragmatic program to encourage parents and teachers to rethink how and where young children learn best by taking the child’s eye view of the learning environment To a four-year-old watching bulldozers at a construction site or chasing butterflies in flight, the world is awash with promise. Little children come into the world hardwired to learn in virtually any setting and about any matter. Yet in today’s preschool and kindergarten classrooms, learning has been reduced to scripted lessons and suspect metrics that too often undervalue a child’s intelligence while overtaxing the child’s growing brain. These mismatched expectations wreak havoc on the family: parents fear that if they choose the “wrong” program, their child won’t get into the “right” college. But Yale early childhood expert Erika Christakis says our fears are wildly misplaced. Our anxiety about preparing and safeguarding our children’s future seems to have reached a fever pitch at a time when, ironically, science gives us more certainty than ever before that young children are exceptionally strong thinkers. In her pathbreaking book, Christakis explains what it’s like to be a young child in America today, in a world designed by and for adults, where we have confused schooling with learning. She offers real-life solutions to real-life issues, with nuance and direction that takes us far beyond the usual prescriptions for fewer tests, more play. She looks at children’s use of language, their artistic expressions, the way their imaginations grow, and how they build deep emotional bonds to stretch the boundaries of their small worlds. Rather than clutter their worlds with more and more stuff, sometimes the wisest course for us is to learn how to get out of their way. Christakis’s message is energizing and reassuring: young children are inherently powerful, and they (and their parents) will flourish when we learn new ways of restoring the vital early learning environment to one that is best suited to the littlest learners. This bold and pragmatic challenge to the conventional wisdom peels back the mystery of childhood, revealing a place that’s rich with possibility.
For whatever reason, Sir Robert remained a bachelor until he was 49, eventually marrying Elizabeth Graham of Gartmore. A young beauty, she was the daughter of Nichol Graham of Gartmore, who was from a wealthy and respected family in the ...
Author: Tam Dalyell
Category: Political Science
When veteran Labour MP Tam Dalyell retired as Father of the House in 2005, the Commons lost not only one of its most colourful and outspoken politicians, but also one of its most deeply principled members. In a parliamentary career that spanned 43 years and the administrations of eight Prime Ministers (from Macmillan to Blair), Dalyell was never a stranger to controversy. His vehemently independent and firmly-held views might have denied him a career on the front bench, but have ensured that his name has seldom been out of the headlines. An outspoken critic of both Margaret Thatcher and Tony Blair, he famously harried the former over the sinking of the Belgrano during the Falklands conflict, and argued fiercely against the Gulf War of 1990 and the invasion of Iraq in 2003. He also spoke out against military action in Kosovo, and has been a leading figure in the attempt to uncover the truth about the Lockerbie bombing. In this memoir, based on personal papers as well as official documents - many of them only recently declassified - he looks back over a lifetime of dedicated service as MP for West Lothian and Linlithgow and talks of his family connections to the area: the Dalyells have lived at the historic House of the Binns, near Linlithgow, for almost 400 years. Insightful, witty and urbane, this is a fascinating book which offers a unique perspective on many of the key moments in Britain's political life over the last fifty years.
Furneaux and Herbert Sussmann have explained that being a bachelor involved two levels of nonconformity. It was a rejection of both conventional sexuality and the expectation to procreate; especially in the latter stages of the century, ...
Author: Ushashi Dasgupta
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Category: Literary Criticism
When Dickens was nineteen years old, he wrote a poem for Maria Beadnell, the young woman he wished to marry. The poem imagined Maria as a welcoming landlady offering lodgings to let. Almost forty years later, Dickens died, leaving his final novel unfinished - in its last scene, another landlady, Mrs Tope, sets breakfast down for her enigmatic lodger. These kinds of characters are everywhere in Dickens's writing. Charles Dickens and the Properties of Fiction: The Lodger World explores the significance of tenancy in Charles Dickens's fiction. In nineteenth century Britain the vast majority of people rented, rather than owned, their homes. Instead of keeping to themselves, they shared space - renting, lodging, taking lodgers in, or simply living side-by-side in a crowded modern city. Charles Dickens explored both the chaos and the unexpected harmony to be found in rented spaces, the extreme loneliness and sociability, the interactions between cohabitants, the complex gender dynamics at play, and the relationship between space and money. Charles Dickens and the Properties of Fiction demonstrates that a cosy, secluded home life was beyond the reach of most Victorian Londoners and that Dickens's conception of domesticity was more nuanced. Tenancy maintained an enduring hold upon his imagination, offering him a set of models to think about authorship and giving him new stories to tell. He celebrated the fact that unassuming houses and rooms brim with narrative potential: comedies, romances, and detective plots take place behind their doors. Charles Dickens and the Properties of Fiction: The Lodger World wedges these doors open.
Mohla says , " The road to the summit for construction and maintenance of the summit or Sunrise lift may not be built . ... Over 35 percent of the respondents felt that Mt. Bachelor was important to the economic well being of Central ...
City centre bachelor chambers were similarly part of a homosocial circuit . ... off Piccadilly , 145 an address used by Wilde for Jack Worthing in the original four - act version of The Importance of Being Earnest ( 1895 ) .
Author: Matt Cook
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
"London and the Culture of Homosexuality explores the relationship between London and male homosexuality from the criminalisation of all 'acts of gross indecency' between men in 1885 to the outbreak of the First World War in 1914 - years marked by an intensification in concern about male-male relationships and also by the emergence of an embryonic homosexual rights movement. Taking his cue from literary and lesbian and gay scholars, urban historians and cultural geographers, Matt Cook combines discussion of London's homosexual subculture with a detailed examination of its representation in the press, in science and in literature. The conjunction of approaches used in this study provides fresh insights into the development of ideas about the modern homosexual and into the many different ways of comprehending and taking part in London's culture of homosexuality."--Jacket.
Women with S & E bachelor's degrees are less likely than men to be employed by industry , both in small or medium ... CONCLUSION Data presented in this report highlight the important role played by small business as an employer of ...
She was finally going to have what she'd been afraid—terrified actually— that she would never be allowed at all. Of course she felt possessive and protective. Plus, when it came to Ben, it wasn't only that letting him know about the ...
Author: Victoria Pade
FROM "FOR THE NIGHT"… After her last visit landed her in the arms of reformed bad boy Ben Walker, a nowpregnant Clair Cabot was attempting to push aside those vivid memories as she returned to Northbridge to reopen a school her father had owned. But that was before she learned the new owner was none other than Ben. …TO FOREVER Although Clair had disappeared without a word after their night of passion, seeing her again made Ben remember just how gorgeous—and mysterious—she was. This time he was determined to make her stick around his bed a little longer…as well as figure out just what big secret she could possibly be hiding.
The decision as to which method is chosen depends on the type of meat being used, the flavour required and also ... As the grilling process does not tenderise meat it is important to remember that only tender meat should be grilled.
Author: Alastair Williams
Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW
A full introduction to cooking techniques for men who have no experience in the kitchen.