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Listeners to Radio Four have long reserved a very special place in the hearts for Wallace Arnold. For over four decades, he has delighted his ever-increasing band of followers with his sparkling mixture of wit and wisdom. A regular panellist on Any Questions, Stop the Week and Just a Minute, the occassional host of You and Yours, Wallace Arnold has also long been the Housewives' Favourite on Woman's Hour. In Welcome to my Worlds! Wallace Arnold takes us behind the scenes of the worlds of politics, high society, the literary life and the wireless, in all of which he continues to play a crucial role. Why was Sir Robin Day seen in the bar of the Garrick Club dressed as Widow Twankey? In what year did John Bratby paint Lord Goodman naked on an ironing board? How did Major Ronald Ferguson gain his role as the headmistress in the remake of the classic St Trinian's comedy series? In a series of marvellously erudite and entertaining vignetters, Wallace Arnold answers all these questions and many more.
In this collection of Maine jokes, Bill Sawyer passes on a sampling of the sardonic humor of Maine and the islands.
The updated, revised edition of The Meaning of Liff , with illustrations from Private Eye cartoonist Bert Kitchen.
Hatshepsut, Speak to Me, Ruth Whitman's eighth volume of poetry, is her most innovative and adventurous book. It is in the form of a conversation with Queen Hatshepsut, the only woman pharaoh in ancient Egypt, whose reign of more than twenty years was one of the most peaceful and artistically splendid eras in Egyptian history. As poet and pharaoh talk to each other, it becomes apparent that the two lives intersect remarkably across the centuries. Both must face problems of sexual identity, love, work, mothering, conflict, and loss. An admirer of Hatshepsut for the past forty years, Whitman has spent the last five researching the pharaoh's life and surrounding culture, visiting Egypt twice in order to study the landscape along the Nile to contemplate Hatshepsut's monuments, particularly her spectacular three-tiered temple at Deir el Bahri in the Valley of the Kings. The result is a vibrant glimpse into two parallel lives, illustrating a unique relationship between two women separated by twenty-five centuries, and illuminating many of the issues relevant to every contemporary woman's experience. Whitman goes beyond just telling Hatshepsut's story. She connects herself with the life of her subject, speaks to her, and learns from her. Hatshepsut, Speak to Me represents a culmination of Ruth Whitman's series of groundbreaking narrative poems written in the voices of other extraordinary women--Lizzie Borden, Tamsen Donner, Hanna Senesh, Anna Pavlova, and Isadora Duncan.
Spaceman Spliff, Stupendous Man, the ferocious tiger Hobbes, and the rest of Calvin's imaginary friends return in this book.
Texas Wit & Wisdom is a barrel of laughs crammed into one little ol' book. Inside you'll find a friendly collection of hundreds of anecdotes, humorous stories, wild tales, and even some surprising wisdom from the often wacky, but always wonderful, world of the Lone Star State. Wallace Chariton, a fifth generation native Texan and author of several books on Texas, has carefully collected the best examples of Texas fun and humor and put them all together in this book, the ultimate collection of Texas humor.
In the beginning it was happy trails. Then some dummy invented the horseless carraige and things haven't been the same since. As ribbons of concrete spread over the horse trails, so did the fun and frustration. This book explores some of that highway fun, both past and present. Included are unique pictures of strange vehicles, early gas stations, convenience stores, the evolutions of the stop light, unusual roadside signs, the Texas billboard hall of fame, unusual accidents, strange things seen when driving, and much, much more.
Heedless to personal danger, Thelwell has studied children in their natural environment and interpreted for us the mysteries and rituals of this widespread sub-race. A humorous look at children, their suspicion of grown-ups and their strange love of animals.
In this heartwarming, uproarious sequel to Amory's bestselling The Cat Who Came for Christmas, the cat named Polar Bear finds that being rich and famous is not all it's cracked up to be. A witty, wonderful book with universal appeal.--The New York Times Book Review. (Animals/Pets)
Lump It or Leave It, Florence King's latest volume of rapier-edged contemplations on American tomfoolery--er, values--takes on everything from the hazards of fame to the joys of menopause, with all of the bile and brio that has made her the nation's most beloved misanthrope. From college professors ("e;incapable of earning a living with either their minds or their hands"e;) to the South ("e;if at first you don't secede, try, try, again"e;) to the U.S. government ("e;the crude leading the crud"e;), few fools remain unskewered by the reigning Queen of Spleen.
Organisational Development in Healthcare introduces the practical ways in which change in health services can be promoted. It includes descriptions of all of the most important approaches to change currently being used in the NHS discussion of when they work best and details of the evidence of their impact. 'The interest in organisational development reflects a growing realisation that many of our previous managerial methods are inappropriate and that a new set of techniques and approaches are required. As this book points out creating a new set of jargon techniques and alchemy will surely mean that organisational development is as divorced from what clinicians do patients experience and the public expects as previous reform programmes. Change ideas such as case management for long term conditions that should directly appeal to what clinicians want to achieve could become yet another project done by management that will pass when the enthusiasm wanes and which totally alienates those it should most appeal to. This book provides a key guide to leaders trying to engage their staff in changing their organisations by bringing together theory and experience. This is important as too often theory is neglected and there is inadequate reflection on experience' Nigel Edwards in his Foreword 'An invaluable addition to every practising health manager's bookshelf. I hope you gain a great deal from reading this book and I hope it helps in the efforts that are underway to transform our National Health Service.' David Fillingham in his Foreword