What The Grown Ups Were Doing

Author: Michele Hanson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0857204904
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What The Grown Ups Were Doing. Michele Hanson grew up an 'oddball tomboy disappointment' in a Jewish family in Ruislip in the 1950s - a suburban, Metroland idyll of neat lawns, bridge parties and Martini socials. Yet this shopfront of respectability masked a multitude of anxieties and suspected salacious goings-on. Was Shirley's mother really having an affair with the man from the carpet shop? Did chatterbox Dora Colborne harbour unspeakable desires for Michele's sulky dad? Whose Battenburg cake was the best? An atmosphere of intense rivalry prevails, with Michele's mum very suspicious of her non-Jewish neighbour's domestic and personal habits, and Michele very wary of children's games like 'Doctors and Nurses' that might bring bottoms into the equation. And with glamorous, scheming Auntie Celia swanning around in silk dresses demanding attention, Michele has a lot to contend with. Only the annual holidays to the south of France relieve the tension. This hilarious and wonderfully evocative memoir charts Michele's childhood and coming of age in a Britain that was emerging from post-war austerity into the days of 'you've never had it so good'. It is a characterful and affectionate look at a way of British life long since disappeared but one for which we continue to hold huge affection.

Living With Mother

Author: Michele Hanson
Publisher: Virago Press
ISBN: 9781844083848
Size: 31.38 MB
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Living With Mother. From bowel trouble to views on Camilla Parker-Bowles, life is never dull in the Household from Hell. A glamorous and much-admired young woman, in old age Michele’s mother still has power over everyone she meets. She alternately despairs of and adores her granddaughter, and treats her daughter, now 63, as though she is 12. Michele observes the very slow decline of her mother, as she changes from vibrant, bossy, hilarious fault-finder general and head chef to frail, bedridden, helpless, speechless, but still formidable and brave old lady—who is able, to the very end, to have a laugh. Also included here is a piece by Michele’s daughter Amy, by turns hilarious and touching, about living with her grandmother and coping with the changes that come. Speaking with emotional candor and gentle poignancy, Michele tells it like it is—somewhere between anguish and hope, tragedy and comedy, tears and laughter.

Absolutely Barking

Author: Michele Hanson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0857204939
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Absolutely Barking. The world of dog ownership in Britain has always attracted a good number of enthusiasts - some would say eccentrics - who are passionate about their pets. Whereas in previous decades owners had only dog obedience classes and dog shows to cater for their interests, there is now a huge industry offering a wealth of canine-centred activities, such as extreme grooming, dog dancing schools, luxury dog spas and bespoke designers offering a baffling choice of pet accessories. Our dog population is now bigger than ever, and Dog World is far more complicated than it seems from the outside. It is a world of extreme competition, slavish devotion and delicate protocol. What do you do when your hound gets inappropriately frisky with a fellow dog-walker's pet? Who has right of way on the towpath between a jogger and a greyhound, and what kind of cake do you bake for a puppy shower? Popular columnist Michele Hanson conducts a hilarious and fascinating investigation into the British and their dogs across all walks of life - from the pampered pooches of suburbia to the bad-boy breeds of the urban zone - and meets owners across the spectrum of delightful, bizarre, aspirational, ghastly and just plain crazy. Absolutely Barkingis not only a book for dog-lovers; it is also a uniquely witty insight into an aspect of British life that is more popular than it has ever been.

What Do Grown Ups Do All Day

Author: Virginie Morgand
Publisher: Wide Eyed Editions
ISBN: 9781847808448
Size: 62.24 MB
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What Do Grown Ups Do All Day . Featuring more than one hundred jobs and fifteen busy scenes, such as farm, hospital and school, this book gives children a fascinating insight into what grown-ups do all day. Explore fifteen busy scenes set in diverse work places such as a farm, hospital, and school, then turn the page to find out what each person's job entails. Packed with detailed scenes and information, this is a sure-fire instant classic.

Homework For Grown Ups

Author: E. Foley
Publisher: HarperCollins Canada
ISBN: 1443404489
Size: 59.67 MB
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Homework For Grown Ups. Homework for Grown-ups is a brilliantly informative and entertaining book of old-school knowledge for adults. It is the ultimate refresher course on mathematics (remember Pythagoras' theorem? You will!), English grammar and literature (do you know your Margarets?), and chemistry and the sciences (including the big bang theory). It spans geography (can you name the planets in order?), history (what exactly was the Family Compact?), art, Latin, phys. ed. (hockey!), home economics and much more...including, crucially, recess (finally, definitive rules for Red Rover!). Packed with essential facts, figures and theories, Homework for Grown-ups is a practical and wonderfully nostalgic revision guide for adults that will entertain while exercising the mind. It'll make readers the hit of the cocktail party, and might even equip parents to handle their child's homework without humiliation.

What Treasure Did Next

Author: Michele Hanson
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0349007772
Size: 33.53 MB
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What Treasure Did Next. In What Treasure Did Next, Treasure is nearly fifteen - fond of luxury, friends, talking on the phone - anything but her mother. In this second rollercoaster volume of life on the wild side, Treasure goes on holiday (with Mum and dog), dyes her hair, falls in love, insists on going to Glastonbury, disappears for hours on end, goes out with friends who drive cars, falls in love. Treasure does not clean up her room, talk to her mother, concentrate on home work, be nice to her mother's friends, help pay the phone bill or read the books her mother recommends. Treasure after all, is a teenager. Treasure first appeared in the Guardian and has featured on Radio 4. She later starred in her own BBC TV series.

The Creative Colouring Book For Grown Ups

Author: Michael O'mara Books
Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books
ISBN: 9781782433286
Size: 29.55 MB
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The Creative Colouring Book For Grown Ups. Relax, unwind and explore your creativity while colouring in the stunning patterns in this book.Release your inner artist and de-stress while you colour and personalize these beautiful and exotic patterns, however and whenever you feel inspired. * Doodling and colouring have long been known to enhance one's thought processes and provide a relaxing yet highly creative way to free the mind. * A creative alternative to crosswords and Sudoku* An original and unique book containing over 100 detailed patterns to colour.* This new small, flexiback format is perfect for handbags and rucksacks, so you can colour wherever you are.The perfect way to unwind on a commute, or de-stress after work, The Creative Colouring Book for Grown-ups provides you with hours of entertainment and allows you to create a piece of work that you can truly call your own.

The Grown Ups

Author: Robin Antalek
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062302485
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The Grown Ups. From the author of The Summer We Fell Apart, an evocative and emotionally resonant coming-of-age novel involving three friends that explores what it means to be happy, what it means to grow up, and how difficult it is to do both together. The summer he’s fifteen, Sam enjoys, for a few secret months, the unexpected attention of Suzie Epstein. For reasons Sam doesn’t entirely understand, he and Suzie keep their budding relationship hidden from their close knit group of friends. But as the summer ends, Sam’s world unexpectedly shatters twice: Suzie’s parents are moving to a new city to save their marriage, and his own mother has suddenly left the house, leaving Sam’s father alone to raise two sons. Watching as her parents’ marital troubles escalate, Suzie takes on the responsibility of raising her two younger brothers and plans an early escape to college and independence. Though she thinks of Sam, she deeply misses her closest friend Bella, but makes no attempt to reconnect, embarrassed by the destructive wake of her parents as they left the only place Suzie called home. Years later, a chance meeting with Sam’s older brother will reunite her with both Sam and Bella—and force her to confront her past and her friends. After losing Suzie, Bella finds her first real love in Sam. But Sam’s inability to commit to her or even his own future eventually drives them apart. In contrast, Bella’s old friend Suzie—and Sam’s older brother, Michael—seem to have worked it all out, leaving Bella to wonder where she went wrong. Spanning over a decade, told in alternating voices, The Grown Ups explores the indelible bonds between friends and family and the challenges that threaten to divide them.

The Ladybird Book Of The Quiet Night In Ladybird For Grown Ups

Author: Jason Hazeley
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 1405934034
Size: 74.69 MB
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The Ladybird Book Of The Quiet Night In Ladybird For Grown Ups . *A HILARIOUS, BRAND NEW BOOK IN THE PHENOMENAL LADYBIRDS FOR GROWN UPS SERIES FOR AUTUMN 2017* The Ladybird Book of the Quiet Night In - a nugget of wisdom from bestselling authors Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris. This delightful book is the latest in the series of Ladybird books which have been specially planned to help grown-ups with the world about them. The large clear script, the careful choice of words, the frequent repetition and the thoughtful matching of text with pictures all enable grown-ups to think they have taught themselves to cope. Featuring original Ladybird artwork alongside brilliantly funny, brand new text. Other new titles for Autumn 2017: How it Works: The Brother How it Works: The Sister How it Works: The Baby The Ladybird Book of the Ex The Ladybird Book of the Nerd The Ladybird Book of the New You The Ladybird Book of Balls The Ladybird Book of the Big Night Out People at Work: The Rock Star A Ladybird First Grown-Up Picture Book Previous titles in the Ladybirds for Grown Ups series: How it Works: The Husband How it Works: The Wife How it Works: The Mum How it Works: The Dad The Ladybird Book of the Mid-Life Crisis The Ladybird Book of the Hangover The Ladybird Book of Mindfulness The Ladybird Book of the Shed The Ladybird Book of Dating The Ladybird Book of the Hipster How it Works: The Student How it Works: The Cat How it Works: The Dog How it Works: The Grandparent The Ladybird Book of Red Tape The Ladybird Book of the People Next Door The Ladybird Book of the Sickie The Ladybird Book of the Zombie Apocalypse The Ladybird Book of the Do-Gooder

How It Works The Husband

Author: Jason Hazeley
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 1405925779
Size: 45.55 MB
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How It Works The Husband. From bestselling authors Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris - a nugget of wisdom in the phenomenal Ladybirds for Grown Ups series. This delightful book is the latest in the series of Ladybird books which have been specially planned to help grown-ups with the world about them. The large clear script, the careful choice of words, the frequent repetition and the thoughtful matching of text with pictures all enable grown-ups to think they have taught themselves to cope. Featuring original Ladybird artwork alongside brilliantly funny, brand new text. Also available: How it Works: The Husband How it Works: The Wife How it Works: The Mum The Ladybird Book of the Mid-Life Crisis The Ladybird Book of the Hangover The Ladybird Book of Mindfulness The Ladybird Book of the Shed The Ladybird Book of Dating The Ladybird Book of the Hipster