Related to: 'Finlay J. Macdonald'

Hachette Audio

It's a Fair Cop, Luv

Jennifer Rees, Robert J. Strange
Authors:
Jennifer Rees, Robert J. Strange
Robinson

Rule Makers, Rule Breakers

Michele J. Gelfand
Authors:
Michele J. Gelfand
Robinson

The Fish Book

Paul Peacock
Authors:
Paul Peacock

This book will give you the knowledge and confidence to choose, prepare, cook and enjoy fresh food and seafood. It explains simply how to gut, clean and fillet fish and how to deal with shellfish and crustaceans such as crab and lobster, and what knives and tools you'll need for the job.The numerous recipes take into consideration sustainable fishing and advise on which fish can be used instead of those at risk. The book also encourages the use of locally caught produce rather than those shipped around the world.As well as recipes for cooking sea and river fish, shellfish, crustaceans you'll discover how to preserve fish.

Corsair

As Kingfishers Catch Fire

Alex Preston, Neil Gower
Authors:
Alex Preston, Neil Gower
New Harbinger

Overcoming Procrastination for Teens

William J. Knaus
Authors:
William J. Knaus

Procrastination is a universal topic-it's a problem that plagues millions of high school and college students and concerns teachers and parents. If you're someone who procrastinates, you know your delays can have a negative impact on your life-especially when it comes to grades and preparing for the future. Even worse, if you aren't able to overcome your procrastination habit, it can have a limiting effect on your success as an adult. So, what can you do to strip away the procrastination barriers and successfully meet your challenges?Overcoming Procrastination for Teens is a practical, research-supported workbook to help you understand the habit of procrastination, reduce it, and increase your ability to get things done. Using tips and tools based in CBT, you'll learn how to address unfounded fears, improve self-perception, manage your time and feelings of boredom or indifference, increase critical thinking abilities and organizational skills, and much more.With this comprehensive self-help training manual, you'll develop the self-mastery you need to lessen procrastination and be ready to meet your challenges, get more done, feel better, and prepare for the future-setting the stage for success in high school, in college, and beyond.

Constable

Reading Allowed

Chris Paling
Authors:
Chris Paling
Robinson

The Olive Oil Diet

Simon Poole, Judy Ridgway
Authors:
Simon Poole, Judy Ridgway

Winner of the World Best Mediterranean Cuisine Book - the Dun Gifford Prize - in the Gourmand Best in World awards, also the National Best Diet Book in the 'for the public' category. 'Useful, attractive and captivating' Olive Oil TimesIs it true that two tablespoons of olive oil a day can halve your risk of heart disease and help sustain weight loss? Can olive oil kill cancer cells, fight Alzheimer's Disease, revive a failing heart and even turn off bad genes? The Olive Oil Diet takes an authoritative look at the science behind the headlines. Recent studies have shown that a diet based around olive oil will significantly improve your health, well-being and vitality. It will also help you maintain a healthy weight and avoid heart disease, stroke and diseases such as cancer, diabetes and dementia. All olive oils are not the same, however. This book also explores the effects of diverse varieties of olives, growing techniques and oil-production methods on the health-giving properties - and flavour - of different oils. With over 100 delicious recipes, it points the way to those extra virgin oils and food combinations that are likely to do you the most good.This fascinating journey to the heart of the Mediterranean reveals the extraordinary health secrets of nature's original superfood.

Constable

Portland Place

Sarah Shaw
Authors:
Sarah Shaw

Portland Place is the diary of Sarah Shaw for the year of 1971, which she recently uncovered whilst clearing out her loft. Working as a secretary for the BBC at the time, Sarah's diary describes the life of a suburban girl who certainly wasn't 'swinging' but who was, ironically, not only working on a cutting edge BBC survey on sex education but also in the throes of an unlikely affair with middle-aged, working-class, Irish lift attendant, Frank.Sarah talks humorously and frankly about what it was like to be a young, working woman at the time as well as life at the BBC during the 1970s and the difficulties of navigating her first romance. She is funny and self-effacing with a self-knowledge that only few attain. Her innocence and naivety are hugely charming and the diary forms a valuable snapshot of a time not so far away that is now lost to us.

Robinson

How To Write For Television 7th Edition

William Smethurst
Authors:
William Smethurst
Sphere

The Corncrake and The Lysander

Finlay J. Macdonald
Authors:
Finlay J. Macdonald

As the author set out from his tiny village for high school in Tarbert, Hitler's military strength had begun to menace the people of Europe. But to Finlay the coming fray was just one more exciting prospect along with living in Grandfather's house, making friends and meeting the beautiful girls of his adolescent dreams.

Sphere

Crotal And White

Finlay J. Macdonald
Authors:
Finlay J. Macdonald

Finlay J. Macdonald's impressions of a Hebridean childhood in Crowdie and Cream were hailed as 'the best portrayal of the Hebrides by an insider'. Now his journey continues into adolescence, and if his progress is sometimes hilariously inept, his commentary on his early village life, peopled as ever with larger-than-life characters involved in often break-neck escapades, is a valuable social document, which is none the less valid for being highly amusing. In the 1930s the people in the Western Islands of Scotland knew hardships against which the adversities of the 1980s pale into insignificance. The villagers' spirit, forged in the co-operative if independent times when cash was almost foreign to their economy, saw them through to the better days when tourism was beginning to bring its mixed blessings to the young Finlay's previously unspoilt home. Village life was getting easier and happier, and home life was being re-organised around the loom - paid for out of the gradually improving Macdonald family income - for the weaving of the wool that his mother spun and dyed in the traditional colours of Crotal and White. Economic sufficiency and the heightened social aspirations it brought with it served, paradoxically, only to increase the pressure on the 13 pupils of the village school in the Northlands - away from the village but still on Harris.And so it was that Finlay J. Macdonald had to leave behind him a life that could never be replaced, evoked here in a subtle blend of hard fact, wry comment and uproarious story-telling.

Robinson

Mammoth Books presents Featherweight

Robert Shearman
Authors:
Robert Shearman

I don't like writing at home much," admits Shearman. "Home is a place for sleeping and eating and watching afternoon game shows on TV. There are too many distractions. So, years ago, I decided I'd only write first drafts in art galleries."And the best of them all is the National Gallery, in London, a pigeon's throw from Nelson's Column. I can walk around there with my notebook, thinking up stories - and if I get bored, there are lots of expensive pictures to look at. Perfect."A lot of those paintings, however, have angels in them. They're all over the place, wings raised, halos gleaming - perching on clouds, blowing trumpets, hovering around the Virgin Mary as if they're her strange naked childlike bodyguards. And I began to notice. That, whenever the writing is going well, the angels seemed happy, and would smile at me. And whenever the words weren't coming out right, when I felt sluggish, when I thought I'd rather take off and get myself a beer, they'd start to glare."I wrote this story in the National Gallery. Accompanied by a lot of glaring angels. Enjoy.

How To Books

How To Write For Television 6th Edition

William Smethurst
Authors:
William Smethurst

Television is a growth industry with an insatiable hunger for writing talent. Soaps, series dramas, plays, situation comedies - television constantly needs new writers. This inspiring book is full of professional tips and techniques that producers, agents and script editors would give you themselves - if only they had the time. Complete with vital information on how to sell your writing - and how much you can earn. Packed with tips for writing and selling. Lists essential contacts and phone numbers.Contents: List of Illustrations; The opportunities; 1. The basics; 2. Story & theme; 3. Style; 4. Structure; 5. Plotting; 6. Visual Interest; 7. Dialogue; 8. Characterisation; 9. Situation Comedy; 10. Presentation; 11. From Script to Screen; 12. The difficult Markets; 13. Programmes Looking for Writers; 14. Soap Operas; 15. Other Markets for Scripts; 16. Common Queries; 17. TV Talk; 18. Organisations That Will Help You; 19. Where to Send your Script; Further reading; Index.

Virago

Catching Life By The Throat

Josephine Hart
Authors:
Josephine Hart
Hachette Audio

Ned Sherrin: The Autobiography

Ned Sherrin
Authors:
Ned Sherrin

In this hilarious, frank and affecting autobiography Ned Sherrin looks back on his life and career with inimitable wit and a good deal of wisdom. In his long, successful and event-filled career Ned Sherrin has been an innovative satirist (That Was The Week That Was), novelist, anthologist, film producer (including Up Pompeii), celebrated theatre director (Side by Side by Sondheim, Jeffrey Bernard is Unwell) and BBC Radio 4 host (Loose Ends). His autobiography offers fascinating insights into the worlds of British film, radio, TV and theatre from the 1960s to the present day. From fainting in front of a high court judge, to matchmaking Princess Margaret and Starsky from Starsky and Hutch, he never forgets a good story, and is always happiest when the joke is on him. Famed for his charm and his keen ear for a fine anecdote, Ned Sherrin brings both talents to his autobiography, which is sure to delight and engage his many fans.

Abacus

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

Alexander McCall Smith
Authors:
Alexander McCall Smith
Sphere

Crowdie And Cream And Other Stories

Finlay J. Macdonald
Authors:
Finlay J. Macdonald
Parts One and Two Script Book

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Robert J. Strange

ROBERT J. STRANGE is a former Fleet Street crime reporter, a television director, and executive producer of factual documentary series for major broadcasters such as the BBC and C4 in the UK, and the Discovery and National Geographic channels in America. He is the author of books about the sinking of Titanic and the enduring mystery of the missing peer Lord Lucan.