Carol Thatcher has one of the most famous surnames in the world. The daughter of former Prime Minister Baroness Thatcher, Carol is a national treasure with a unique story to tell. Her remarkable mixture of bravery, honesty and humour won her a place in the nation's hearts on ITV's I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here...! when millions of viewers voted her the second 'Queen of the Jungle'. In this candid memoir, she tells us about what it was like to grow up as the 'Milk Snatcher's' daughter, sister of the infamous Mark, living a life she describes as a 'swim-on part in the goldfish bowl'. Her tales of behind-the-scenes at Number 10, her extraordinary travels, and dinners with world leaders, are both rivetingly funny and refreshingly revealing. This Ebook does not contain pictures.
To be alienated from animals is to live a life that is not quite whole, contends nature writer Tai Moses in Zooburbia: Meditations On The Wild Animals Among Us. Urban and suburban residents share their environment with many types of wildlife: squirrels, birds, spiders, and increasingly lizards, deer, and coyote. Many of us crave more contact with wild creatures, and recognize the small and large ways animals enrich our lives, yet don’t notice the animals already around us. Zooburbia reveals the reverence that can be felt in the presence of animals and shows how that reverence connects us to a deeper, better part of ourselves. A lively blend of memoir, natural history, and mindfulness practices, Zooburbia makes the case for being mindful and compassionate stewards—and students—of the wildlife with whom we coexist. With lessons on industriousness, perseverance, presence, exuberance, gratitude, aging, how to let go, and much more, Tai's vignettes share the happy fact that none of us is alone and separate, and that our teachers are right in front of us. We need only go outdoors with our eyes and ears open to find a rapport with the animal kingdom. Zooburbia is a magnifying lens turned to our everyday environment, reminding us that we, as individuals and as a species, are not alone. Illustrated by Dave Buchen with original black and white wildlife linocuts.
Release on 2012-04-05 | by K. Theakston,J. de Vries,Jouke de Vries
Author: K. Theakston,J. de Vries,Jouke de Vries
Category: Political Science
What comes next for a former leader in a democracy - a Prime Minister or President obliged to leave office because they have lost an election, come to the end of their constitutionally-fixed term, lost the backing of their party, or chosen to leave? This book analyses the role and political influence of former leaders in Western democratic states.
In this landmark work, Jed Perl captures the excitement of a generation of legendary artists–Jackson Pollack, Joseph Cornell, Robert Rauschenberg, and Ellsworth Kelly among them–who came to New York, mingled in its lofts and bars, and revolutionized American art. In a continuously arresting narrative, Perl also portrays such less well known figures as the galvanic teacher Hans Hofmann, the lyric expressionist Joan Mitchell, and the adventuresome realist Fairfield Porter, as well the writers, critics, and patrons who rounded out the artists’world. Brilliantly describing the intellectual crosscurrents of the time as well as the genius of dozens of artists, New Art City is indispensable for lovers of modern art and culture. From the Trade Paperback edition.
ONE WOMAN'S DREAM Julianne Quinn had always dreamed of finding the perfect man and having children. She found every reason to surround herself with toddlers, but was devastated to learn that she couldn't have children of her own. No amount of goldfish or stray pets could appease Julianne's loneliness. When handsome widower Luke O'Hara moved to town with his twins, Julianne found herself falling in love with the man's reluctant smile and his children. Luke's sudden marriage proposal offered Julianne everything she had always wanted—or did it? Though their devotion to the twins was at the heart of their union, would Julianne and Luke admit their deep love for one another?
The Meadow is a story of how love can cross the barrier of time and space to unite two people and ultimately sort life into its proper place. The Meadow is an imaginary place that Amy created in a meditation exercise; or is it really? The meadow belongs to Dan and it is his favorite place in all the world to be. They meet and love in the wonderful meadow, but something is not quite right. It takes a sketch of the meadow to bring them to the realization that they are not living at the same time. The sequel is a startling revelation for the author and the subsequent search for her missing past.
There are many reasons why British summers are either non-existent or, alternatively, held on a Thursday. Many of these reasons are either scientific, mad, or both-but all of them are wrong, especially the scientific ones. The real reason why it rains perpetually from January 1st to December 31st is, of course, irritable Chinese Water Dragons. Karen is one such legendary creature. Ancient, noble, nearly indestructible and, for a number of wildly improbable reasons, working as a real estate agent, Karen is irritable quite a lot of the time. But now things have changed, and Karen's no longer irritable. She's furious.