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Fucking Apostrophes

Fucking Apostrophes

  • Author: Simon Griffin
  • Publisher: Icon Books
  • ISBN: 1785781421
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 96
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‘At last, a book that tells you exactly where to stick your apostrophe ... funny and useful, the perfect stocking filler.’ David Marsh, Guardian Apostrophes are a pain. The rules about how to use them are complicated, and have evolved haphazardly. Originally written as advice by a copywriter for designers – wont to insert and remove apostrophes at will, for visual effect – this is a light-hearted pocket-sized guide to getting the things right. Simon Griffin lets off steam so that we don’t have to, showing precisely why ‘Rhianna and Jennifer’s photos were all over the internet’ is quite different to ‘Rhianna’s and Jennifer’s photos’ or what words apostrophes are replacing in sentences such as ‘He’d like you to buy him some cocaine’, or ‘They’ve got it all on camera.’ Elegantly produced, this is the perfect gift for any pedant, as well as an indispensable guide in all our moments of grammar-related frustration.

Fucking Good Manners

Fucking Good Manners

  • Author: Simon Griffin
  • Publisher: Icon Books
  • ISBN: 1785785575
  • Category: Humor
  • Page: 192
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This is not a book about how to be posh. We have some slightly bigger issues to deal with these days. We’ve all got a million things to do and are constantly connected to millions of other people all doing a million other things, so the faster we get things done the better, right? Wrong. Among all the busyness and confusion it seems we’ve forgotten a few of the basics in life, like the ability to treat one another with respect, dignity and some fucking good manners. Enter Simon Griffin, author of Fucking Apostrophes. From the entry-level stuff like saying please, thank you and sorry; manspreading on public transport and double-lane queuing at airports, to those that require just a little bit more thought, such as correct urinal protocol in public toilets, making tea rounds in the office and online public displays of affection, Simon imparts rules and advice to living life in a way that makes it just a bit better for everyone. With some liberal use of rude words thrown in to emphasise the point. With chapters on driving, social media, the environment, getting on with your neighbours, and the best manners for a trip to the cinema, this is the perfect gift for a manners enthusiast, or those in need of a gentle (but sweary) nudge in the right direction.

Prodigal Father, Pagan Son

Prodigal Father, Pagan Son

Growing Up Inside the Dangerous World of the Pagans Motorcycle Club

  • Author: Anthony "LT" Menginie,Kerrie Droban
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 1429919558
  • Category: True Crime
  • Page: 288
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Winner of the USA Book News National Book Award for Best Nonfiction True Crime and Best Memoir/Autobiography By the time he was thirteen, he already had attended thirteen funerals. Abandoned by his mother, and with his father, "Mangy" Menginie—president of the Pagans Motorcycle Club, Philadelphia chapter—in jail, Anthony "LT" Menginie is raised inside the Pagans and inducted into a life of sex, violence, drugs, and organized crime. In Mangy's absence, LT finds a father figure in the Saint, a club member who helps teach him the difference between the club members you respect...and those you fear. The author recounts the power struggles that occur when Mangy is released from jail and tries to resume his role as father and president. Soon all hell breaks loose when Mangy betrays the club by going over to the rival Hells Angels, helping to touch off the "Biker Wars" in Philadelphia. The chapter's new president grooms LT to one day confront his father for his treachery. Faced with an impossible decision, LT has to decide where his loyalties lie. Prodigal Father, Pagan Son is a voyeuristic glimpse into the shocking and hypnotic underworld of notorious "one-percenter" biker clubs, hit men, drug dealers, and the other individuals who operate under no other rules than the "club code." But more than this, Menginie's story is the gritty and powerful true tale of surviving amid personal trials and tragedies, and of one man's determination to escape to a better life.

The Wren Hunt

The Wren Hunt

  • Author: Mary Watson
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1408884941
  • Category: Young Adult Fiction
  • Page: 432
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NOMINATED FOR THE CILIP CARNEGIE MEDAL 2019 SHORTLISTED FOR THE IRISH BOOK AWARDS TEEN/YOUNG ADULT BOOK OF THE YEAR 2018 'Beautiful, eerie, dark and dreamy' MELINDA SALISBURY 'Watson's writing has the sort of poise rarely found in a debut' KIRAN MILLWOOD HARGRAVE 'Thrilling and otherworldly' SUNDAY TIMES Every winter, Wren Silke is chased through the forest in a warped version of a childhood game. The boys who haunt her are judges, powerful and frightening pursuers, who know nothing of her true identity. If they knew she was an augur, their sworn enemy, the game would turn deadly. But Wren is on the hunt, too. Sent undercover as an intern to the Harkness Foundation – enemy headquarters – her family's survival rests on finding a secret meant to stay hidden. As the enmity between two ancient magics reaches breaking point, Wren is torn between old loyalties and new lies. And trapped in the most dangerous game of her life. Part thriller, part love story, this captivating debut novel will leave readers spellbound.

His Secretary: Undone

His Secretary: Undone

A Billionaire Romance

  • Author: Melanie Marchande
  • Publisher: Melanie Marchande
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 300
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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER I’m about to throw an ashtray at my boss’s head. Turns out, the mind behind my favorite, steamy romance novels...the ones I only read in private...the ones that are my only escape after a long day of dealing with The Boss From Hell? It’s not Natalie McBride, the sweet, rural housewife. It’s him. That’s right: my boss, Adrian Risinger, the thirty-three-year-old, maddeningly sexy, pissant billionaire “bad boy" who thinks he runs my life. He is also the author of all my deepest, most secret fantasies. And to make matters worse, he needs me to impersonate “Natalie” at a series of book signings and conventions. But, of course, that’s only if I want to keep my job. On second thought, I’m going to need something heavier than an ashtray.

More Letters to Rollins

More Letters to Rollins

  • Author: R. K. Overton
  • Publisher: 2 13 61
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 136
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In this long-awaited follow-up to Letters to Rollins, humorist R. K. Overton presents another assortment of hilarious letters sent to performer Henry Rollins. This new collection brings back the oddball cast of characters from the first book and introduces a whole new crew of self-appointed pen pals. Whether they are real fan letters or not, these missives perfectly depict what it's like to be on the receiving end of fame and/or disdain.

A Map of the Harbor Islands

A Map of the Harbor Islands

  • Author: Joseph George Hayes
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9781560235965
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 389
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A Map Of The Harbor Islands is the long-awaited novel from J. G. Hayes, the critically acclaimed bestselling author of This Thing Called Courage and Now Batting for Boston. This book charts the turbulent life courses of two South Boston friends, Danny O'Connor and Petey Harding, from their childhoods through their adult lives. `Golden Boy' Petey has it all going for him - brains, charisma and his close friendship with Danny. Then an accident on the baseball field changes everything. Petey wakes from a coma a different person, completely different from the boy Danny knew and loved. Gone are the old habits, the old joy of baseball, the old way of thinking. Petey is left with a stutter and a new appreciation for life that Danny sometimes just cannot understand. Petey begins to tell stories and make maps - dragging a grudging Danny along. Over the years Danny begins to understand Petey, and slowly, he also begins to learn more about himself. Then Petey confesses that he is gay, which sends Danny on an odyssey he never dreamed could happen. Petey's map is one of hope for Danny and him, to escape the urban ghetto of South Boston. They are two wayfaring friends who swear a love for one another until the very end. A Map Of The Harbor Islands carries the reader on a journey into the beauty of the world, physically and emotionally, along a current of love, friendship, self-growth and redemption.

Apostrophe

Apostrophe

  • Author: Bill Kennedy
  • Publisher: ECW Press
  • ISBN: 1554902665
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 293
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you are entirely happy with your poem / you are not happy then there is no charge and your deposit is returned / you are totally satisfied with the outcome / you are a man / you are a little confused / you are entirely happy with your poem / you are not happy then there is no charge and your deposit is returned / you are totally satisfied with the outcome . . . Apostrophe is: a) a figure of speech in which a person, an abstract quality or a nonexistent entity is addressed as though present b) a poem written in 1993 in which every sentence is an apostrophe c) a

Black Popular Music in Britain Since 1945

Black Popular Music in Britain Since 1945

  • Author: Professor Jon Stratton,Dr Nabeel Zuberi
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN: 1409469131
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 250
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Black Popular Music in Britain since 1945 provides the first broad scholarly discussion of this music since 1990. The book critically examines key moments in the history of black British popular music from 1940s jazz to 1970s soul and reggae, 1990s Jungle and the sounds of Dubstep and Grime that have echoed through the 2000s. While the book offers a history it also discusses the ways black musics in Britain have intersected with the politics of race and class, multiculturalism, gender and sexuality, and debates about media and technology.

Gamers

Gamers

Writers, Artists and Programmers on the Pleasures of Pixels

  • Author: Shanna Compton
  • Publisher: Soft Skull Press
  • ISBN: 9781932360578
  • Category: Games
  • Page: 280
  • View: 9969
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Providing a witty, wide-screen look at how video games are becoming part of the cultural landscape, noted writers, artists, scholars, poets, and programmers talk about what gaming means to them and discuss its growing impact on fashion, fiction, film, and music.