Five Give Up the Booze

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Author: Bruno Vincent

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1786482274

Category: Humor

Page: 96

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Enid Blyton's books are beloved the world over and The Famous Five have been the perennial favourite of her fans. Now, in this new series of Enid Blyton for Grown-Ups, George, Dick, Anne, Julian and Timmy confront a new challenge: give up the booze. Give up alcohol you say? Why, of course they can! Talk about an easy challenge! Five old friends set about this simple task and find all of a sudden that: the days are longer; they get to see each other for who they really are; the empty laughter of ordinary conversation is so much harder to fake. Yes, they're saving money and losing weight, but the world itself seems to take on a slow, dreary inevitability. Soon they begin to snap at each other, and then fight - until they begin to wonder, have the Five at last found the challenge that will defeat them? The perfect gift for anyone who has woken up and promised themselves that they will never drink again. Or at least until next weekend.

Help Them Beat The Booze

How to survive life with a problem drinker

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Author: Edmund Tirbutt,Helen Tirbutt

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447205995

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

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This sensitive and accessible guide speaks directly to those who know what it is like to know or love a problem drinker and want to help them recover. With case studies throughout and advice based on in-depth research into alcohol addiction and the authors' personal experiences, Help Them Beat the Booze offers reassurance and practical guidance, including: *Understanding alcohol addiction *How to communicate with a problem drinker *Practical steps to help the drinker and yourself recover *A guide to the treatments available, including exciting but little-known new methods *How to protect your children and minimize the impact on their lives in the future Life with a problem drinker can be challenging but, wherever you live in the world, with the help of this practical guide you can offer support and advice and find reasons to be hopeful. Praise for previous work Beat the Booze by Edmund and Helen Tirbutt: ‘One of the most constructive, practical books on alcohol I’ve seen’ Mail on Sunday

Robert B Parker: The Jesse Stone Novels 1-5

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Author: Robert B. Parker

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101657111

Category: Fiction

Page: 1712

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"The new series by the creator of the hugely successful Spenser books has a great deal going for it: an empathetic, painfully flawed protagonist; an atmospheric small-town setting rife with corruption; and a whole new set of fascinating secondary characters" (Booklist). Don't miss the first five novels featuring Jesse Stone, police chief of Paradise, Massachusetts, by New York Times bestselling author Robert B. Parker. Includes: Night Passage Trouble in Paradise Death in Paradise Stone Cold Sea Change

Hardcore Zen

Punk Rock, Monster Movies and the Truth About Reality

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Author: Brad Warner

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0861719891

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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This is not your typical Zen book. Brad Warner, a young punk who grew up to be a Zen master, spares no one. This bold new approach to the "Why?" of Zen Buddhism is as strongly grounded in the tradition of Zen as it is utterly revolutionary. Warner's voice is hilarious, and he calls on the wisdom of everyone from punk and pop culture icons to the Buddha himself to make sure his points come through loud and clear. As it prods readers to question everything, Hardcore Zen is both an approach and a departure, leaving behind the soft and lyrical for the gritty and stark perspective of a new generation. The subtitle says it all: there has never been a book like this.

Whiskey Bottles and Brand-New Cars

The Fast Life and Sudden Death of Lynyrd Skynyrd

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Author: Mark Ribowsky

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1569761647

Category: Music

Page: 304

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"Mark Ribowsky has written one king hell of a book about one king hell of a band. Buy that man a drink!" —Mick Wall, author of When Giants Walked the Earth This book tells the intimate story of how a band of lost souls and self-destructive misfits clawed their way to the very top of the rock'n'roll peak, writing and performing as if beneficiaries of a deal with the devil—a deal fulfilled by a tragic fall from the sky. The rudderless genius behind their ascent was a man named Ronnie Van Zant, who guided their five-year run and evolved not just a new country/rock idiom but a new Confederacy. Whiskey Bottles and Brand-New Cars is based on interviews with surviving band members and others who watched them. It gives a new perspective to a history of stage fights, motel-room destructions, cunning business deals, and brilliant studio productions, offering a greater appreciation for a band that, in the aftermath of its last plane ride, has sadly descended into self-caricature as the sort of lowbrow guns-'n'-God cliché that Ronnie Van Zant wanted to chuck from around his neck. No other book on Southern rock has ever captured the "Free Bird"–like sweep and significance of Lynyrd Skynyrd. Mark Ribowsky has written twelve books, including widely praised biographies of Tom Landry, Howard Cosell, Phil Spector, and Satchel Paige. He has also contributed extensively to magazines including Playboy, Penthouse, and High Times. He lives in Boca Raton, Florida.

The Deaths

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Author: Mark Lawson

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447235703

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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Four families live in a beautiful stretch of English countryside in magnificent listed houses, built for the old aristocracy. They are the new aristocracy and the elite of their village: financiers, business tycoons, lawyers, doctors, magistrates. They leave their rural idyll only to commute first-class to London for meetings, deals and theatre outings or Heathrow flights to winter sun or half-term skiing. They and their children are protected by investments, pensions and expensive security systems. But the money is running out in Britain, and as tensions and relationships develop within the group of friends, finally, deep in the English winter, an unthinkable act of violence destroys these dream lives and demonstrates that the biggest threat may come from unexpected places. This horrific act happens on the first pages but Lawson provides dramatic twists and false turns and it is only by the end of the book that we discover who the victims are and who committed the crime. Mark Lawson’s first novel in eight years is his most ambitious yet. Combining ingenious plotting with forensic social comedy, this is a dark and brilliant novel of life in twenty-first-century England.

The Bootlegger

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Author: Clive Cussler,Justin Scott

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698140737

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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When Detective Isaac Bell's mentor is shot, the turn-of-the-century investigator traces the attack from a booze-smuggling operation back to a team of international saboteurs in this #1 New York Times–bestselling series. It is 1920, and both Prohibition and bootlegging are in full swing. When Isaac Bell’s boss and lifelong friend Joseph Van Dorn is shot and nearly killed while leading the high-speed chase of a rum-running vessel, Bell swears to him that he will hunt down the men responsible. But Bell doesn’t know what he is getting into. When a witness to Van Dorn’s shooting is executed in a ruthlessly efficient manner invented by the Russian secret police, it becomes clear that these are no ordinary criminals. In a trail that leads from the ravages of post-World-War-I Europe to the speakeasies of New York, to the lawless streets of Detroit and Florida’s lavish beachside resorts, Isaac tracks the footsteps of a enterprise more ingenious and far-reaching than any he has ever known. For this is no mere bootlegging operation, but a powerful international organization with the very downfall of America in its sights . . .

By Order of the President

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Author: W.E.B. Griffin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440630316

Category: Fiction

Page: 624

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When a leased Boeing 727 is violently hijacked from Angola and flown to parts unknown, the President turns to an outsider—Major Carlos Guillermo Castillo—for answers. A pilot, West Point graduate, and veteran of Desert Storm, Castillo has a sharp eye for the facts—and the truth behind them. In Africa, he is helped and hindered by unexpected allies and ruthless enemies, and begins to untangle a plot of horrific dimensions—a plot that, unless Castillo acts quickly, will end very, very badly.

Booze

A Distilled History

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Author: Craig Heron

Publisher: Between The Lines

ISBN: 1896357830

Category: Art

Page: 497

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A multifaceted history of Canadian drink and drinking by one of Canada's leading historians

Red Bones

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Author: Ann Cleeves

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0230739679

Category: Fiction

Page: 391

View: 2023

Red Bones is the third book in Ann Cleeves' Shetland series – a major BBC1 drama starring Douglas Henshall. When an elderly woman is shot in what appears to be a tragic accident, Shetland detective Jimmy Perez is called to investigate the mystery. The sparse landscape and the emptiness of the sea have bred a fierce and secretive people. As Jimmy looks to the islanders for answers, he finds instead two feuding families whose envy, greed and bitterness have lasted generations. Then there's another murder and, as the spring weather shrouds the island in claustrophobic mists, Jimmy must dig up old secrets to stop a new killer from striking again . . . Also available in the Shetland series are Raven Black, Red Bones, Blue Lightning, Dead Water and Thin Air.