Ally James' life is in dire need of a makeover. Watching The Little Mermaid with her kids is probably the closest she has come to an exciting date in years. So when her best friend Mel persuades, or rather bullies, her into a dating seminar, Ally finds herself reluctantly giving in...
A harried single mother of two young children in London, Ally James is less than thrilled with her lackluster life. Her job marketing marmalade is a yawn fest and the domestic front seems to streak by in a flash of fish sticks and school runs. To top it all off, Ally’s ex-husband David seems to have a never-ending roulette wheel of rotating girlfriends, while Ally has endured two meager (and disastrous) dates in as many years. Then there’s David’s newest arm-candy, Chantal, who is the first flavor-of-the-month to ever meet the kids–that must mean it’s serious. Ally’s friend Mel is sure she has the solution to the malaise: a Market Yourself dating seminar. It’s either the perfect way to find a new man or the first sign of the apocalypse–Ally isn’t sure which, but she decides to give it a whirl. What happens next is stranger, and more invigorating, than Ally could ever have imagined.
A collection of valuable lessons learned within the context of specific whitetail hunts. This book is not an organized, smooth flow of information. On the contrary, this work is a collage of discrete pockets of knowledge gleamed on particular outings. Hit or miss, there is usually something to appreciate and build on in the pursuit of game animals. The purpose of this book is to give a more detailed account of what exactly was learned and when. There is no chronological order to the presentation of material. All of the excerpts are independent of one another and can be read separately. Inadvertently, whitetails teach us many lessons to their detriment. We just have to pay attention.
At thirty-five, Jane realises something rather disturbing. She thought she had her life perfectly balanced: working from home as a a freelance translator allows her to keep her financial independence, spend time with her daughter and escape office politics. But somehow, instead of combining a rewarding career with a satisfying mother-daughter relationship, she's become an all-purpose dogsbody, rushing from crisis to crisis and combining missing deadlines with repairing the dishwasher. Rupert is also leading the life he planned: a job in the city, glamorous girlfriend, plenty of money. But he's beginning to have doubts about the dull-but-sensible route he's chosen - and to realise it's just possible he wants more out of life. So when he and Jane meet, each escaping their day-to-day life with a stolen afternoon in the peace of the cinema, they both start to wonder whether it's really enough to settle for the next best thing ...
Monsieur Claude Reynaud is known throughout France for his talent for making fabulous clothes. The most elegant women in Paris regularly undertake the pilgrimage to the cobbled village of Senlis to be charmed by the tailor in his cluttered studio by the century-old apple tree. Claude can take a measurement at a glance, stores everything in his head, and fashions each dress by hand. And, despite his ex-wife's protests, he refuses to be lured by the promise of the Parisian fashion industry. He is too old change and certainly too old to fall in love: his only passion is his studio. Then one afternoon, in a cloud of spring blossom, Mademoiselle Valentine de Verlay arrives on Claude's doorstep. She commissions him to create her wedding dress. But before the first stitch has even been made, Claude realises that for the first time in his life he has fallen passionately in love and, very quickly, the seams of both their lives begin to unravel...
The wetlands of North America harbor duck, geese, and other waterfowl that sportspeople have been hunting for hundreds of years. This complete, beautifully-illustrated guide provides the knowledge necessary to build up hunters' skills in an effective, safe, and law-abiding manner. Dogs, decoys, camouflage, the use of boats, and more are covered with tried and true methods designed to maximize hunters' efficiency and enjoyment of the outdoors. Also detailed are firearm safety and handling, bag limits, and other procedures to make sure that hunting waterfowl in the great outdoors is both fun and fascinating.
Lessons Of Our Fathers is a heart warming story of a man in the twilight of his years who is asked to share his life story with his granddaughter. She needs his help writing her thesis explaining that he is living proof of what she intends to write about and can provide firsthand knowledge about his generation. When she discovers that he can fill out the branches of their family tree the project takes on an entirely new meaning for the two of them and starts them off on an exciting journey into the past.
This engaging and practical guide is an essential resource for both beginning and advances waterfowl hunters. Pull on your waders and join Steve Smith as he explores every aspect of the sport, dispensing invaluable advice on preseason scouting, blind placement, guns, calls, decoys, river hunting, and prairie shooting.
Author: Hunting and Shooting Related Consultants, LLC
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Sports & Recreation
From world renowned experts in hunting accident investigation comes an invaluable collection of cases—true, detailed, and sometimes chilling accounts of death and injury on the hunt. Covering incidents of all kinds and set in locations across the country, these cases not only read like impressive "crime scene investigations" but they also provide hard-learned lessons in hunter safety. A must-read for hunters and anyone fascinated by forensics.
This book details every shooting problem encountered. Photographs, taken literally over the barrel, show how to mount the gun, point, and swing through the target with proper forward balance. In-depth studies are presented in easy-to-understand text to help the shotgunner understand and improve all aspects of his shooting.
Jane Spring has discovered that twenty-first-century relationships are built on a myth. She's organized, attractive, strong-minded and self-sufficient - yet she's single. She's smart, ambitious and sexually confident - yet somehow, while all her friends plan their weddings, no-one wants to marry her. Then one day she finds the answer. Drinking her way through a depressing afternoon snowed into her apartment, she turns on the TV and finds a Doris Day marathon. And that's when the revelation hits her: Doris wouldn't be stuck inside alone at a weekend. Doris wouldn't scare men off. Doris always gets her man. Because despite everything men say, they're terrified of women like Jane. What they really want is a cute little blonde with frosted pink lipstick, tight pencil skirts and kitten heels. What they really want is Doris. And so Jane Spring sets out to reinvent herself. If that's what men want, that's what she'll give them...
This powerful retrospective analysis of the aftermath of the 1999 Columbine High School shooting considers society's response to the attack, the long-term implications of the shooting, and the ways in which research and related policy must continue to move forward. • Analyzes the broad cultural impact of the Columbine High School shooting • Reviews changes in police responses that have developed since the day of the attack • Examines warning signs that pre-dated the attack and how threat assessment has advanced to preclude similar tragedies • Explores legislative responses in the aftermath and why they were not successful • Considers the lessons learned in the 20 years after the shooting and how they can be used to prevent future acts of mass violence
A biographical and bibliographical guide to current writers in all fields including poetry, fiction and nonfiction, journalism, drama, television and movies. Information is provided by the authors themselves or drawn from published interviews, feature stories, book reviews and other materials provided by the authors/publishers.
Libby always thought her life was well-ordered, charmed even: three gorgeous daughters, a husband who adores her, friends to see her through thick and thin. But lately, with one daughter in a constant fit of teenage sulks, a ten-year-old questioning everything in the universe and beyond, and a husband who seems to see her mainly as the manager of school runs, ironed shirts and a well-stocked fridge, motherhood is showing some of its distinctly uglier sides. But Libby soldiers on, taking her youngest to an environmental group to find answers to all those pesky universe questions, navigating egg-shells to confront her oldest about that tell-tale silver-foil packet of 21 tiny pills and cramming in some time for rekindling the spark in her marriage after the eight o'clock news. Until one day, she's had enough. She used to have more to talk about than the PTA and the price of apples at the supermarket; she used to have something to drive her life, a purpose behind things. And she wants that back - or at least some of it. So when she meets Daniel, attractive, passionate and engagingly spontaneous, she knows the turning point has come. But as domestic disaster and emotional calamity descend on the Blake household, Libby soon realizes that it's not simply a matter of starting all over again...
Mad old colonels who took their trousers off before going elephant hunting, women poachers with terriers sewn into their underskirts, duck shooters chasing their quarry in helicopters - here they all in their vast and until now, long forgotten, eccentricity. Shooting's Strangest Days is a unique collection of stories about the mad, the bad and the truly dangerous to know from more than two hundred years of sporting shooting. Covering everything from delightfully dotty Royals - like George V, who always went shooting with a gun loader deliberately chosen because he looked exactly like the king - to obscure French chamois hunters, South American crocodile stranglers, Russian secret service beaters and suicidal Himalayan goat guides.