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Best Laid Schemes

Author : Keith Oatley
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Serving a crucial function when the unexpected occurs and when priorities must be set, emotions are shown to be central to the understanding of human action and mental life in a survey that draws upon research in cognitive science as well as other fields.

Best Laid Plans

Author : Kathy Lette
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TO DO LIST 1) Buy hummus 2) Pay Pilates teacher 3) Find prostitute for son... When it comes to sex, even the best laid plans come unstuck – in the stickiest way possible As a crossword-addicted English teacher, Lucy never expected to be arrested for kerb-crawling. But her autistic twenty-year-old son Merlin is desperate to lose his virginity, and a prostitute seems like the only option . . . only Lucy picks up an undercover policewoman instead. Let off with a suspended sentence, Lucy resigns herself to the fact that her son will never have sex, let alone find love... until the morning she miraculously discovers Merlin in bed with a girl. But is tough, tattooed Kayleigh just taking Merlin for a ride? If so, why? And what has brought Lucy’s snake of an ex-husband wriggling back into their lives? As all her best laid plans for Merlin’s happiness chaotically unravel, will Lucy ever be able to cut her son’s psychological umbilical cord and start to live her own life? And will the funny, quirky and marvellously magical Merlin ever find real love? With plenty of comic twists and emotional turns, Kathy Lette’s riotous yet heartrending novel tackles the taboo subject of sex for the ‘differently abled’ – and shows us that when it comes to sex, we all have special needs ...

Best Laid Schemes

Author : Emma Jensen
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Harassed by the irrepressible, clumsy Sibyl Cameron since boyhood, Tarquin Rome, a handsome but prim earl, discovers a new desire for her company when she causes a ruckus at his artfully planned house party. Original.

The Best Laid Schemes

Author : Robert Burns
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The definitive selection of Robert Burns's best poetry and prose, including some newly discovered verses There are more statues of Robert Burns in the United States than there are of any American poet. Scotland's favorite poet has been loved by generations of Americans—from Abraham Lincoln and Walt Whitman to Robert Frost, Maya Angelou, and Bob Dylan. Now this book makes Burns's greatest poetry more accessible to American readers than ever before. This is the only comprehensive selection of his work that has discreet line-by-line marginal glossing of the Scots, archaic, and obscure words, allowing readers to understand and enjoy the poems without constantly having to turn to footnotes or a glossary. Newly edited from manuscripts and early printed texts, this definitive, wide-ranging collection also introduces some recently discovered verses—and it is the only edition to present a substantial selection of Burns's important prose writings, including letters and key statements about his art. Edited and annotated by acclaimed Burns biographer Robert Crawford and textual expert Christopher MacLachlan, the book also includes a substantial introduction that puts the poet in biographical, historical, and cultural context. The Best Laid Schemes demonstrates like no other collection why Burns is considered one of the world's greatest poets of love and democracy—and why he continues to entertain, move, and intrigue readers two and a half centuries after his birth.

The Best laid Plans

Author : Randal O'Toole
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Reveals how government attempts to do long-range, comprehensive planning inevitably do more harm than good by choking American cities with congestion, making housing markets more unaffordable, and sending the cost of government infrastructure skyrocketing.

The Best Laid Plans

Author : Lynn Schnurnberger
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From Lynn Schnurnberger, bestselling co-author of Mine Are Spectacular! and The Botox Diaries, comes a novel of big secrets, family ties, and a reminder that sometimes The Best Laid Plans can lead to delightful surprises. Tru Newman is one of the Upper East Side “M&Ms”—the wealthy stay-at-home moms who are into personal Maintenance and Mothering. Having been raised by a beauty queen mother who constantly picked on her, Tru loves looking after her investment banker husband, Peter, and their twin teen daughters. But her perfect world spins off its axis the night Tru throws a charity benefit and discovers that Peter’s been out of work for three months. Even worse, the family’s been living on a house of cards—specifically, Visa and Amex—that’s about to collapse. Suze Orman tells Tru to “Get a job!” But doing what? When Tru’s best friend, Sienna Post, loses her position as an anchor on the local nightly news, the two hatch a profitable if illegal plan: They’ll open an escort service with “working girls” all over the age of forty. Modeling themselves on Carla Bruni (“after she married the president of France, not before, when she was dating Mick Jagger”), their smart, sexy, seasoned escorts become a big hit with a roster of thirty-year-old clients. If only Tru’s legit life could fall so easily into place: Her husband’s new job has him working side by side with a flirtatious neighbor, her fourteen-year-old twins are competing over a two-timing, Clearasil-using Casanova, and after suffering a heart attack in her bodybuilding class, Tru’s hypercritical mother moves in with her. Not to mention that the gossip columns get wind that Tru and Sienna’s “temp agency” isn’t on the up-and-up—and the DA is on their case. But for the savvy and spirited Tru, these new obstacles bring unexpected benefits—from Geisha facials, to massage toys that are “better than chocolate,” to the realization that at midlife, she’s more comfortable than ever before in her own skin and more grateful for all that she has. By turns touching and laugh-out-loud funny, this is a must-read for every woman who knows it’s never too late to make a fresh start.

The Best Laid Plans

Author : Cameron Lund
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High school senior Keely Collins takes on firsts, lasts, and everything in between in this sweet, sex-positive rom-com for fans of Meg Cabot and Jenny Han. It seemed like a good plan at first. When the only other virgin in her group of friends loses it at Keely's own eighteenth birthday party, she's inspired to take things into her own hands. She wants to have that experience too (well, not exactly like that--but with someone she trusts and actually likes), so she's going to need to find the guy, and fast. Problem is, she's known all the boys in her small high school forever, and it's kinda hard to be into a guy when you watched him eat crayons in kindergarten. So she can't believe her luck when she meets a ridiculously hot new guy named Dean. Not only does he look like he's fallen out of a classic movie poster, but he drives a motorcycle, flirts with ease, and might actually be into her. But Dean's already in college, and Keely is convinced he'll drop her if he finds out how inexperienced she is. That's when she talks herself into a new plan: her lifelong best friend, Andrew, would never hurt or betray her, and he's clearly been with enough girls that he can show her the ropes before she goes all the way with Dean. Of course, the plan only works if Andrew and Keely stay friends--just friends--so things are about to get complicated. Cameron Lund's delightful debut is a hilarious and heartfelt story of first loves, first friends, and first times--and how making them your own is all that really matters.

The Best Laid Plans

Author : Stewart Patrick
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The long-standing, but unresolved debate of the virtues and values of multilateralism vs. unilateralism in American foreign policy is critically important in today's complicated world. To understand the history of each approach is to understand their opportunities and challenges for the future. The Best Laid Plans answers two central questions. First, why did the United States embrace the principles and practices of liberal multilateralism during World War II? Second, why did it cling to this vision of world order despite the outbreak of the Cold War in the late 1940s, as the 'One World' that had been anticipated by U.S. postwar planners split into two rival global camps? The book contends that neither the U.S. turn to liberal multilateralism nor the persistence of this orientation during the Cold War can be attributed solely or even primarily to the global power structure or crude considerations of material self interest. Rather, Stewart Patrick argues that a combination of enduring identity commitments and new ideas, based on the lessons of recent, cataclysmic events, shaped the policy preferences of American central decision-makers in the Roosevelt and Truman administrations. Although the book is steeped in history, its conclusions have tremendous relevance for the contemporary era, when the United States once again finds itself at the apex of world power, and debates are rife about the role of multilateral cooperation in the realization of U.S. foreign policy objectives.

The Best Laid Plans

Author : Water and Sanitation Program (World Bank). South Asia
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Best Laid Plans

Author : Nora Roberts
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The Best Laid Plans of an architect and a structural engineer go awry when a disagreement over blueprints becomes a foundation for love in this Loving Jack novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts. Cody Johnson knows his building designs are solid. Abra Wilson believes she can’t possibly construct anything so fancifully imagined. Collaborating on this new resort leads to many heated debates—as well as unexpected rises in passion. But even as Cody and Abra put in overtime professionally and personally, someone determined to sabotage the project puts their lives in danger.

Best Laid Plans

Author : Allison Brennan
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"Brennan [is] a master. The mystery [is] compelling and complex."—Associated Press In Best Laid Plans, newly minted FBI Agent Lucy Kincaid is settling into her job in San Antonio, Texas, when the corpse of Harper Worthington, the husband of a sitting congresswoman, is found naked in a motel on the wrong side of town. It's up to Lucy to locate the last person to see him alive: a teenage prostitute who seems to have vanished into thin air. "The Lucy Kincaid/Sean Rogan novels just keep getting better!"—RT Book Reviews When forensics determines that Harper was poisoned, Lucy and her new by-the-book partner dig deep into his life to find out who might want him dead. Why did Harper lie to his wife and his staff? Was he involved in an illicit affair? Embezzling money? Laundering money for a drug cartel? Or was he simply a pawn in someone else's dangerous game? "Can't-put-it-down suspense."—Fresh Fiction Lucy's boyfriend Sean Rogan is hired by Harper's company to run a security audit, causing friction between Lucy and the FBI. But when Sean finds a high-tech bug in Harper's office, an entirely new threat emerges—a far-reaching conspiracy run by a ruthless killer who will do anything to get what he wants, and kill anyone who gets in his way. And the person between him and victory is Lucy Kincaid.

Mrs Jeffries and the Best Laid Plans

Author : Emily Brightwell
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A friendless old miser, banker Lawrence Boyd, is found dead at home. Called to the scene, Inspector Witherspoon is lucky to have Mrs. Jeffries's help-since the list of suspects includes just about everyone Boyd's ever met.

Best Laid Plans Book 2

Author : Robyn Kelly
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Jillian isn’t sure how the man sleeping next to her went from being a client to being both her boss and her Dom in less than a day. If he moves any faster, she might end up permanently collared before lunch! Jackson has never had a sub-in-training quite like Jillian. Once he tames her temper and her smart mouth, he expects to have exactly the woman he’s always wanted. Lessons will be learned, secrets will be revealed, and the sex will get even hotter! Best Laid Plans is a rom-Dom-com for readers who love alpha billionaires, steamy romance, a little kind, and a good laugh. This is the second in a four-book series. Each book has a happy-for-now ending.

The Best Laid Plans

Author : Gail Parent
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Best Laid Plans

Author : Sheldon Sidney
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The Magnificent New Novel By The Internationally Bestselling Author Of The Other Side Of Midnight And Morning, Noon And Night. He Wanted Power, She Wanted Revenge& Dear Diary: This Morning I Met The Man I Am Going To Marry. It Was A Simple Enough Entry In A Young Woman S Diary Which Gave Not The Slightest Portent Of The Elaborate Chain Of Events That Was About To Occur. The Best Laid Plans Tells The Explosive Story Of The Beautiful And Ambitious Leslie Stewart, Who Learns That For Some Men Power Is The Greatest Aphrodisiac; And Of Oliver Russell, The Handsome Governor Of A Small Southern State, Who Finds Out Why Hell Has No Fury Like A Woman Scorned. With The Unexpected Twists And Turns That Are The Hallmarks Of His Mega Best-Selling Novels, Sidney Sheldon Spins A Tale Of Two Equally Determined People Headed On A Collision Course. Oliver Has A Strategy To Win The White House; Leslie Has A Scheme To Make Him Wish He D Never Been Born. They Both Should Have Known That Even The Best Laid Plans Can Go Dangerously Astray&In A Deadly Dangerous Way.

The Best Laid Plans

Author : Jim Leach
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Explores the significance of the heist film genre.

The Best Laid Plans

Author : Terry Fallis
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WINNER OF CBC CANADA READS Here’s the set up: A burnt-out politcal aide quits just before an election--but is forced to run a hopeless campaign on the way out. He makes a deal with a crusty old Scot, Angus McLintock--an engineering professor who will do anything, anything, to avoid teaching English to engineers--to let his name stand in the election. No need to campaign, certain to lose, and so on. Then a great scandal blows away his opponent, and to their horror, Angus is elected. He decides to see what good an honest M.P. who doesn’t care about being re-elected can do in Parliament. The results are hilarious--and with chess, a hovercraft, and the love of a good woman thrown in, this very funny book has something for everyone.

The Best Laid Plans

Author : Sidney Sheldon
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He wanted power; she wanted revenge. The magnificent novel by the internationally bestselling author of The Other Side of Midnight and Morning, Noon and Night.

The Best Laid Plans

Author : Fred Carmichael
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Best Laid Plans

Author : Kristi Rose
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No “learn to be a PI” video prepared her for this When Samantha True witnesses Wind River's most popular principal keel over dead she knows three things 1. He's been murdered 2. Proving it will be impossible 3. They're gonna think she did it As she works to clear her name, Samantha learns "Principal Josh" is the king of slime balls. Eliminating suspects proves tricky when half the town has a motive for murder. It'll take the right private investigator to crack this killer's best laid plan. Warning: May cause spontaneous laughter. This mystery offers witty banter, characters you'll want to be friends with, and is a perfect escape to the Pacific Northwest. Laughing out loud in public may cause curious glances from strangers.