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Small Beginnings

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A job that calls for a hero ... but they're all busy. When your very existence is treason, employment opportunities are thin on the ground. But when one of the biggest crime lords in the city makes The Pan of Hamgee a job offer he can’t refuse, it’s hard to tell what the dumbest move is: accepting the offer or saying no to Big Merv. Neither will do much for The Pan’s life expectancy. Written in British English with a dash of light swearing. Suitable for any reader of any age from 10 up - younger readers who have read all the Harry Potter books without any worries will be fine with the Hamgeean Misfit stories. Suggested cinema rating, PG. INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHOR Q – So, tell us about K'Barthan Extras. What made you write them? What makes this book special? A – If you want the honest answer I wrote it for me. As a reader, I love British satire and humor (or humour). I love wit; funny epic fantasy series like the Discworld novels and comedic sci fi like Douglas Adams, humorous science fiction reads, or fantasy stories. I like sff and speculative fiction but the best science fiction and fantasy stories, for me, are funny, I like adventure and action and a gripping tale that zips along quickly. And of course, I like genre fiction mashups; Douglas Adams meets StarTrek and James Bond - with a smidgeon of Dr Who and a dash of romance (but no squelchy bits). Think Father Ted meets Red Dwarf or then again ... maybe don't. I wanted a fast paced story, a gripping tale but at the same time a funny one. Comedy in the tradition of all the great humorous British authors, something light and witty and clever. I like to aim high. I wanted protagonists people could love and empathise with, mavericks, misfit characters, real people ... except they're not all people obviously, some of them are other alien (ish) species. The K'Barthan series about misfit heroes and heroines winning the day, it’s about good versus evil even when the good guys are on different sides. It's a science fiction fantasy action adventure - it's planet based, so it's a bit of a blend. It's pure comedic portal fantasy, except it's comedy sci fi too. You'll find all sorts of quirky characters and interesting alien species: from 6ft Swamp Things with antennae to cute furry creatures like the Blurpons, with their fluffy ears, big button eyes and penchant for extreme violence. Oh ... and did I mention the flying car chases? Q – Do our readers have to read the K’Barthan Extras in order? A – Nope, you can read these in any order you like Q – What is your favourite kind of Book? Would this one fit on the list? A – Oh yes. As I mentioned earlier, I love humorous novels and comedic sci fi especially. I enjoy science fiction fantasy and I love the idea of stories set in parallel universes or realities - I enjoyed the Narnia books and J R Tolkein, too. I also love a good super villain, a bad guy you love to hate. That said, a lot of my influences come from TV. There was this evening slot in the UK, after homework but before supper, when they showed old classic stuff on BBC2; original StarTrek, Get Smart, Hogan's Heroes, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. The persuaders, the Avengers, the Saint, Randal and Hopkirk Deceased, The Prisoner, Space 1999. Then there's Star Wars, Blake's Seven and Dr Who, and Red Dwarf, of course. I loved all that. Q – Do you have a target reader? A – Officially it’s young adults and teenagers. Now that it’s complete the series is certainly proving popular with ya readers and I had my nephew in mind when I wrote them, who was a teenager at the time. However, I firmly believe that all the best books should hold a universal appeal, so I also wrote it for me. Thus far – if the people who contact me are anything to go by – it appeals to a certain type of person across the board. The oldest fan of the my books I know about was in his 90s and the youngest,10. The kind of readers who review my stuff often compare it to Terry Pratchett's Discworld, Douglas Adams, Harry Potter and Harry Harrison's Stainless Steel Rat series (but don't expect this to be as good as any of those). People who like my stuff also enjoy Barry Hutchieson's Space Team books but again, while mine are good science fiction fantasy books, don't expect them to as good as all this stuff I've mentioned whatever the reviews might say! This is just to give you a flavour of the kind of tone you might expect. Fans of these other sci fi and fantasy authors may also enjoy this series: Terry Brooks, Robert Rankin, C Gockel, Patty Jansen, JJ Greene, FJ Savage, Terry Gilliam, Grant Naylor, Robin Hobb, Terry Pratchett, Tom Holt, Robert Rankin, Douglas Adams, T M Catron, Scott Bartlett, Iain M Banks, Rebecca Douglass, Elly Griffith, Lindsey Davis, Lindsay Buroker, Jim Webster, Stephen King (stuff like the Green Mile or Shawshank Redemption), Jake Bible, Barry Hutchison, Nick Cole, Jason Anspach, Mark Tufo, Zen DePietro, PG Wodehouse, Bill Bryson, Micheal Palin, Anne McCaffrey, David Eddings, Terry Brooks, Jasper Fforde, Heide Goodey, Terry Brooks, Robert Rankin, C Gockel, Donald Swan, EM Foner, John Scalzi, Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry, Robert A. Heinlein, Ben Bova, Jay Allan, Nick Webb, Neil Gaiman, Piers Anthony, Robert Asprin, Mercedes Lackey, C S Lewis, Eric Asher, Kev Partner, John Flanagan, Eoin Colfer, JK Rowling, Jane Austen, Darren Humphries, David Weber, John Ringo, Larry Correia, Anne McCaffrey, A G Riddle, Jodi Taylor, Jim Butcher, Michael Campling, Simon Dunn, Scott Sigler, T L Charles, Simon Haynes, Mike Resnick, John Russell Fearn, Benjamin Wallace, Carol Van Natta, Kerrie Noor, Spencer Honor, Joseph J Bailey Keywords that apply to this humorous science fiction fantasy action adventure series: Humor, humorous, humour, science fiction, sci-fi, sci fi fantasy, humorous science fiction, humorous sci fi, comedic science fiction, laugh, witty, quirky characters, misfit characters, alien races, aliens, first contact, British comedy, British, British humour, satire, satirical, K'Barthan Series, comedic, comedy, sci fi adventure, sci fi action, action adventure, anti hero, fast paced, british comedy story, story, series, reads, fun, funny, reality, world, alternate, parallel, alternative, parallel world, alternate world, alternative reality, parallel reality, alternate reality, witty characters, super villain, flying car, exciting, gripping, thrilling, action packed, laugh, hilarious, errors, comedy of errors, bumbling hero, strong female, strong heroine, brave woman character, car chase, cops and robbers, light hearted sci fi, young adult, teen fiction, juvenile fiction, madcap capers, cops and robbers, quirky, laugh out loud, crazy antics, pratchett, adams, stainless steel rat, compelling, absurdist science fiction fantasy

Big Things Small Beginnings

Author : Wes Berry
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The author shares his knowledge about leadership and business growth from his experience as a multi-million-dollar business owner.

Small Beginnings not to be despised a sermon on Zech iv 10 etc

Author : John Angell James
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The Garden of Small Beginnings

Author : Abbi Waxman
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“A quirky, funny, and deeply thoughtful book”* that’s “filled with characters you’ll love and wish you lived next door to in real life”** from the author of The Bookish Life of Nina Hill. Lilian Girvan has been a single mother for three years—ever since her husband died in a car accident. One mental breakdown and some random suicidal thoughts later, she’s just starting to get the hang of this widow thing. She can now get her two girls to school, show up to work, and watch TV like a pro. The only problem is she’s becoming overwhelmed with being underwhelmed. At least her textbook illustrating job has some perks—like actually being called upon to draw whale genitalia. Oh, and there’s that vegetable-gardening class her boss signed her up for. Apparently, being the chosen illustrator for a series of boutique vegetable guides means getting your hands dirty, literally. Wallowing around in compost on a Saturday morning can’t be much worse than wallowing around in pajamas and self-pity. After recruiting her kids and insanely supportive sister to join her, Lilian shows up at the Los Angeles botanical garden feeling out of her element. But what she’ll soon discover—with the help of a patient instructor and a quirky group of gardeners—is that into every life a little sun must shine, whether you want it to or not... READERS GUIDE INCLUDED *HelloGiggles **Bustle

SMALL BEGINNINGS OR THE WAY TO GET ON

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The Authentic You

Author : Josie Slaton Terry
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In life there are always new levels for us to reach, and it takes a lifetime to become a complete person. I believe the world is a school of ever learning, and we are its students with the unbelievable potential, to be more than we can dare “ask or think.” This book will speaks to the real person you want and should be. The person you were born to be. The Authentic You! I am fascinated by the life and accomplishments of people who fought against the odds, the dreamers who wouldn’t stop dreaming, until their dreams became a reality. In doing it, they changed the world around them. They did it and you can too. In sharing the stories of the known and the unknown, who have done such amazing deeds with their life, I believe that you will share with me, the motivation to be THE AUTHENTIC YOU “I loved Fabulous Over Forty. Thank you for keeping us inspired with The Authentic You.” -Susan H. “You are so positive. Thank you for sharing your wisdom with us.” -Ms. Daniel “The Authentic You is another winner.” -Tiney Gibbs “Job well done. Keep up the good work.” - Kathy and Donald

Great Thoughts from Master Minds

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Big Things Have Small Beginnings

Author : Wes Berry
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The author shares his knowledge about leadership and business growth from his experience as a multi-million-dollar business owner.

The Children s Sermon Preached in Christ Church Brighton Containing Numerous Anecdotes and Stories Reprinted from the Original Edition

Author : James VAUGHAN (Incumbent of Christ Church, Brighton.)
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Small beginnings or The way to get on

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Small Beginnings

Author : Dennis R. McLeod
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"The remarkable true story of a boy overcoming rejection, to a man on a mission caring for children on the West Bank and serving God in Israel, Africa and New Zealand".

Humble Beginnings

Author : Button
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humble beginnings is an inspirational book on love the trials we sometimes go through and about two sisters who where in search of their indentity

Humble Beginnings

Author : Greg Alldredge
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Not everyone in space is a hero... ... Some just struggle to survive in this crazy universe. Far Reach Station was a dream never fully realized. Built in deep space at the terminus of the Ring Network, the station became a port of call for adventurers, traders, and scoundrels from an untold number of worlds, each with hidden agendas. Most people that call the station home just want to make an extra ration of water to make life a little more comfortable. Some want to lord over their small patch of deck plate. Take your pick of professions, Private Investigator, Troubadour, Miner, or Delivery; all jobs take on an air of the dangerous while working in space. This is a place where villainy or heroism is only a question of choice. This collection is about common souls stuck in a tin can millions of miles from home, all trying to survive in an environment surrounded by the unknown. A place where change is the only constant. A station where humans are a rarity, struggling like the rest to find their place in the cosmos. Get it now.

From Small Beginnings

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Hobbes

Author : D D Raphael
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First published in 1977 this book is both expository and critical and concentres on Hobbes' ethical and political theory, but also considering the effect on these of his metaphysics. Updated, with a new preface especially for this re-issue, which brings together recent scholarship on Hobbes, a particular useful feature of the book is the new, critical bibliography.

The Mother Infant Nexus in Anthropology

Author : Rebecca Gowland
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Over the past 20 years there has been increased research traction in the anthropology of childhood. However, infancy, the pregnant body and motherhood continue to be marginalised. This book will focus on the mother-infant relationship and the variable constructions of this dyad across cultures, including conceptualisations of the pregnant body, the beginnings of life, and implications for health. This is particularly topical because there is a burgeoning awareness within anthropology regarding the centrality of mother-infant interactions for understanding the evolution of our species, infant and maternal health and care strategies, epigenetic change, and biological and social development. This book will bring together cultural and biological anthropologists and archaeologists to examine the infant-maternal interface in past societies. It will showcase innovative theoretical and methodological approaches towards understanding societal constructions of foetal, infant and maternal bodies. It will emphasise their interconnectivity and will explore the broader significance of the mother/infant nexus for overall population well-being.

From Small Beginnings

Author : Sean Notyeats
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“From Small Beginnings: A stage in the poet's progress - from song to stanza" is a collection of poetry by Sean Notyeats. The author developed his poetic sensibility through experimentation, often starting with song, using different styles to address issues with a light touch.

From Humble Beginnings to Realizing a Dream

Author : Letshego Tau
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The birth of this book came as an indication that passion is greater than security. it also focuses readers to never think small of themselves. The book starts with the real life story of the author who came from a family of three (3) that being the author himself, his brother and a single mother. It also focuses on other stories of people and provides life motivational quotes. Life was never easy for this family, the mother had to make means by working hard most of her life to support her family. The absence of the father figure never played a role in the upbringing of the two boys who took advantage to change their lives for the better, through education that was presented to them by their single mother's tiny savings. If you believe it can be done wake up and do it yourself, thats the story line of this book.

The Story of My Times I Humble beginnings

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The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit

Author : Charles Haddon Spurgeon
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