Going Solo


Author: Roald Dahl

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141965339

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 8688

In Going Solo, the world's favourite storyteller, Roald Dahl, tells of life as a fighter pilot in Africa. 'They did not think for one moment that they would find anything but a burnt-out fuselage and a charred skeleton, and they were astounded when they came upon my still-breathing body lying in the sand nearby.' In 1938 Roald Dahl was fresh out of school and bound for his first job in Africa, hoping to find adventure far from home. However, he got far more excitement than he bargained for when the outbreak of the Second World War led him to join the RAF. His account of his experiences in Africa, crashing a plane in the Western Desert, rescue and recovery from his horrific injuries in Alexandria, flying a Hurricane as Greece fell to the Germans, and many other daring deeds, recreates a world as bizarre and unnerving as any he wrote about in his fiction. 'Very nearly as grotesque as his fiction. The same compulsive blend of wide-eyed innocence and fascination with danger and horror' Evening Standard 'A non-stop demonstration of expert raconteurship' The New York Times Book Review Roald Dahl, the brilliant and worldwide acclaimed author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, and many more classics for children, also wrote scores of short stories for adults. These delightfully disturbing tales have often been filmed and were most recently the inspiration for the West End play, Roald Dahl's Twisted Tales by Jeremy Dyson. Roald Dahl's stories continue to make readers shiver today.

Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone


Author: Eric Klinenberg

Publisher: Gerald Duckworth & Co

ISBN: 0715645986

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 6764

In 1950, only 22% of adults were single. Today, more than 50% of adults are. Eric Klinenberg explores the dramatic rise of solo living, and the seismic impact it's having on our culture, business and politics. Though conventional wisdom tells us that living by oneself leads to loneliness and isolation, most 'solo dwellers', compared with their married counterparts, are more likely to eat out and exercise, sign up for art and music classes, attend public events and lectures, and volunteer. Drawing on over three hundred in-depth interviews with men and women of all ages and every class, Klinenberg reaches some startling conclusions. With eye-opening statistics, original data and vivid portraits of people who go it alone, Going Solo upends common preconceptions to provide the definitive take on the rise of this major trend and how it is transforming modern society.

Going Solo


Author: Catherine Jones

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1405522542

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 3314

Kate has almost resigned herself to remaining single for ever. After all, any man willing to take her on, also has to take on an instant family in the form of her adorable baby son. So this dedicated working mother is surprised to find not one but two men vying for her attention. First there's her boss, Greek hotel tycoon Andreas. Powerful, enigmatic and rich, he makes it clear he'd like to take their relationship beyond office hours. And then there's Martin. Kate feels the first stirrings of attraction for her sexy colleague. Maybe she won't have to go through life solo after all . . .

Boy and Going Solo


Author: Roald Dahl

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 014137845X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 464

View: 5006

Boy and Going Solo is the whole of Roald Dahl's extraordinary autobiography in one volume. Roald Dahl wasn't always a writer. Once he was just a schoolboy. Have you ever wondered what he was like growing up? In BOY you'll find out why he and his friends took revenge on the beastly Mrs Pratchett who ran the sweet shop. He remembers what it was like taste-testing chocolate for Cadbury's and he even reveals how his nose was nearly sliced off. Then in GOING SOLO you'll read stories of whizzing through the air in a Tiger Moth Plane, encounters with hungry lions, and the terrible crash that led him to storytelling. Roald Dahl tells his story in his own words - and it's all TRUE. And now you can listen to all of Roald Dahl's novels for children on Roald Dahl Audiobooks read by some very famous voices, including Kate Winslet, David Walliams and Steven Fry - plus there are added squelchy soundeffects from Pinewood Studios! Also look out for new Roald Dahl apps in the App store and Google Play- including the disgusting TWIT OR MISS! and HOUSE OF TWITS inspired by the revolting Twits.

Going Solo

A Guide for Women Travelling Alone


Author: Merran White

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780864362445

Category: Travel

Page: 271

View: 2566

Going Solo

Doing Videojournalism in the 21st Century


Author: G. Stuart Smith

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 0826219233

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 199

View: 8307

Citing the controversial, rising use of single-person video news reporting, a guide for developing VJs, digital journalists, backpack journalists and other mobile solo video news distributors provides guidelines for reporting, shooting and editing stories and footage. Original.

Going Solo

Hope and Healing for the Single Mom or Dad


Author: Robert Beeson

Publisher: NavPress

ISBN: 1684280451

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 8302

As parents face the difficult reality of a broken home, a sense of being completely overwhelmed can shut down the perspective they need to find restoration. Parents need to know that they can choose to define this season of their lives, instead of becoming defined by circumstances. They can deliberately look toward God and come to a deeper understanding of His true nature, power, and intimate care. As this former Christian music industry executive shares his story of divorce, his seven years as a single father, and his transition to a second marriage and a blended family, he also offers readers some hard-learned lessons and insights on being an effective, empathetic, and empowered single parent, answering crucial questions such as:How do I find peace when everything around me is chaos?How do I manage meeting needs when I have nothing to give?How and where do I begin again?The author addresses the fears and exhaustion of single parenting, while revealing the keys to gaining strength and courage for each day. He also shares how he found his “solo” relationship with his heavenly Father through his “solo” parenting season. Readers will learn five helpful habits and practical healing principles they can immediately apply in this season of life.

Going Solo

My Choice to Become a Single Mother Using a Donor



Publisher: Piatkus Books

ISBN: 9780349421513


Page: 288

View: 3003

Going Solo is the empowering and uplifting story of one woman's choice to become a single mother. 'I hope this story gives hope to anyone who wants children and to anyone who finds themselves single. Not to follow this path necessarily, but to remember that there are always many options.' Aged thirty-seven, single and having experienced two miscarriages, Genevieve Roberts found out that her fertility levels were dwlindling. On hearing this news, she made the courageous decision to embark on motherhood solo and eventually became pregnant using a sperm donor. Genevieve describes her initial fear of the prospect of birth without a partner, and the trepidation she felt towards all the responsibility she has taken on. She recounts all the milestones of pregnancy and motherhood that most women share with their partner -- going to NCT classes alone, taking part in birthing workshops with her sister-in-law, her amazement that two people in her pregnancy yoga class are following the same path as her. But ultimately what triumphs is Genevieve's excitement at meeting her daughter. She recalls the first months of parenthood, navigating the love, worry and tiredness of life with a newborn without a partner. She describes the beautiful simplicity of the relationship between herself and her daughter, as she gets to know Astrid without having to consider a partner. This is an inspirational book for anyone who wants to take control of their own life and follow their dreams of parenthood. It celebrates the fulfilment that comes from following what makes you feel happy, and reminds us that more beauty than can be imagined may be found when life offers a surprise, a twist or a deviation from convention.

Going Solo

Widows Tell Their Stories of Love, Loss, and Rediscovery


Author: Theodore Menten

Publisher: Running PressBook Pub

ISBN: 9781561386116

Category: Psychology

Page: 127

View: 5945

Author and grief expert Menten explores the process by which a widow evolves from a single woman into a "solitaire". Going Solo offers widows of all ages a guide for starting over, rediscovering who they are, and reentering life with a new and positive outlook for the future.

Going Solo


Author: N.A

Publisher: Fountain Pub Limited


Category: Fiction

Page: 70

View: 3421

Doreen's story is a tale of modern Uganda. After her adored husband is abducted by armed men, she is harassed by her brothers-in-law. Destitute, she trains as a teacher, and sets up a drama and music project. She uncovers the exploitation and corruption of two headmasters, and meets many complications, though never loses her energy and humour.

Going Solo

Developing a Home-based Consulting Business from the Ground Up


Author: William J. Bond

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies

ISBN: 9780070066427

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

View: 5967

Written in a motivational style, this text shows readers how to use their specialized knowledge gathered from a job, career, education etc, and develop a thriving business based in their own homes. Advice is provided on developing and implementing a business plan.

Going Solo in the Kitchen


Author: Jane Doerfer

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 1101946458

Category: Cooking

Page: 309

View: 8836

At last, a practical and persuasive cookbook for anyone living alone--with more than 350 delicious recipes for all occasions--filled with money-saving tips and shortcuts. Here is food that will lure the reluctant single back into the kitchen. Featured in Southern Living magazine.

Going Solo - America's Best-Kept Retirement Secret for the Self-Employed

What Financial Institutions Won't Tell You about Saving for Retirement


Author: Adam Bergman

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781511614283


Page: 346

View: 2426

As a self-employed person or small business owner, when you consider the mountain of investment and capital needs you're solely responsible for and the lack of matching employer contributions, saving for retirement feels like an impossible uphill battle-but it doesn't have to be. With a Solo 401(k) you can manage your own investments and leverage your assets to not only actively grow your retirement wealth but also support your current life and business goals. Discover America's best-kept retirement secret and find out whether you're eligible to participate in one of the various types of Solo 401(k) plans, including: Free plans offered by financial institutions that manage your money for you through restricted investment options Custodian-directed plans that allow you to buy real estate and other nontraditional investments through an overseer Self-directed plans that give you checkbook control and allow you to make your own investment decisions through a local bank account Take advantage of the Solo 401(k) and see how easy and rewarding it can be. Financial freedom is within your grasp-are you ready to grab hold of your future?

Going Solo


Author: Sue Lawson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1742031692

Category: Talent shows

Page: 63

View: 8267

Mickey hoped her life would be different when she entered the Diva competition - she just didn't count on how different it would be. Will she run back to her old life? Or can she be the hottest singer in the country?

Girl Online: Going Solo

The Third Novel by Zoella


Author: Zoe Sugg

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501162128

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 336

View: 304

Award-winning YouTuber and blogger Zoe “Zoella” Sugg presents the third novel in her New York Times bestselling Girl Online series. Every time I walk around a corner there’s another reminder of him. Even though I’m sure he must be far away from where I am, I keep thinking I see him in a crowd of people just ahead of me....Am I going crazy? You know that saying that goosebumps happen when someone walks over your grave? That’s the same feeling I get—shivery, cold, a little bit scared—and it always makes me feel a bit pathetic. What can I do to drive the ghosts away and feel normal again? Penny’s life is back to normal. As she starts the school year, she’s ready to face the world—alone. Noah has gone off the radar after ending his world tour early, and no one, including Penny, knows where he is or why he’s left everything behind. So when Penny accepts Megan’s invitation to visit her performing arts school, it seems like an opportunity to make some new friends. Helping everyone else might be the right remedy—Elliot needs her friendship more than ever, as does her new friend Posey, who she can really help deal with her stage fright. And when charming Scottish photographer Callum comes along, Penny has more than her fair share of distractions. But is he the right kind of distraction? Can Penny truly move on when Noah’s shadow seems to haunt her around every corner?

Going Solo on the Baltic Sea

2,500 Kilometres to the Arctic Circle by Kayak


Author: Detlev Dr. Henschel

Publisher: epubli

ISBN: 3844233121

Category: Travel

Page: N.A

View: 6381

Going on out at sea by kayak paddling for 2,500 km, where one’s dreams meet reality...

Going Solo

100 Original Audition Monologues


Author: Jason Milligan

Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.

ISBN: 9780573693427

Category: Acting

Page: 112

View: 7446

Going Solo


Author: Brenda Barrett

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789768247100

Category: Man-woman relationships

Page: 183

View: 1104

Going solo

first performance pieces for alto saxophone with piano. Saxophone


Author: Daryl Runswick

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571514960

Category: Music

Page: 32

View: 6062

If you are preparing to face an audience for the first time - whether at home, at school, or on the concert platform - then you are ready for Going Solo. Spanning a wide range of repertoire from lively original material to imaginative arrangements, Going Solo offers a host of fresh challenges, and will be enjoyed by both player and audience alike.