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A Bit of a Flutter

Popular Gambling and English Society, C. 1823-1961

Author: Mark Clapson

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719034367

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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Flat Racing and British Society, 1790-1914

A Social and Economic History

Author: Mike Huggins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113526418X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 302

View: 8862

2001 North American Society for Sports History Book of the Year This volume studies the formative period of racing between 1790 and 1914. This was a time when, despite the opposition of a respectable minority, attendance at horse races, betting on horses, or reading about racing increasingly became central leisure activities of much of British society.

A Little Princess

Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486144410

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 208

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When Sara's privileged status comes to an abrupt end and she finds herself penniless, the plucky heroine uses her imagination and generosity of spirit to make the best of life.

Gambling

Author: Mike Atherton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444718754

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

View: 8733

GAMBLING is a fascinating account of gambling through history, from Greek mythology and the ancient role of lots, dice and cards, to the high profile cricket and football match throwing and 'super casinos' of today. Mike Atherton explores this controversial and captivating phenomenon and the way that many present day sports provide the most popular focus for gambling, why so many of today's sportsmen become fervent gamblers and how in some cases this has led to corruption, addiction and ruined reputations. Unforgettable cases such as the Cronje and Grobbelar incidents will be analysed in detail. He investigates why such a high proportion of the of the world's population have always sought out risk, and how this trend has encompassed all social classes and cultures.

The Line of Beauty

Picador Classic

Author: Alan Hollinghurst

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447275195

Category: Art

Page: N.A

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With an introduction by Sebastian Faulks Winner of the Man Booker Prize in 2004, a classic novel about class, politics and sexuality in Margaret Thatcher's 1980s Britain. There was the soft glare of the flash -- twice -- three times -- a gleaming sense of occasion, the gleam floating in the eye as a blot of shadow, his heart running fast with no particular need of courage as he grinned and said, 'Prime Minister, would you like to dance? In the summer of 1983, twenty-year-old Nick Guest moves into an attic room in the Notting Hill home of the wealthy Feddens: Gerald, an ambitious Tory MP, his wife Rachel and their children Toby and Catherine. Innocent of politics and money, Nick is swept up into the Feddens' world and an era of endless possibility, all the while pursuing his own private obsession with beauty. The Line of Beauty is Alan Hollinghurst's Man Booker Prize-winning masterpiece. It is a novel that defines a decade, exploring with peerless style a young man's collision with his own desires, and with a world he can never truly belong to.

A Conspiracy of Alchemists

Chronicles of Light and Shadow

Author: Liesel Schwarz

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448147387

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 9958

In a Golden Age where spark reactors power the airways, and creatures of Light and Shadow walk openly among us, a deadly game of Alchemists and Warlocks has begun. When an unusual cargo drags airship-pilot Elle Chance into the affairs of the mysterious Mr Marsh, she must confront her destiny and do everything in her power to stop the Alchemists from unleashing a magical apocalypse. Combining the best elements of nineteenth century gothic fiction with contemporary Steampunk, adventure, romance and the supernatural, Liesel Schwarz has crafted a truly exceptional debut, the first book in The Chronicles of Light and Shadow trilogy.

Gambling and Problem Gambling in Britain

Author: Jim Orford

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1583919236

Category: Psychology

Page: 306

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Despite a rapid increase in the availability of many forms of gambling, there has been little serious study in the literature of the likely effects. This book seeks to fill that gap by reviewing what is known about gambling in Britain and studying work on the nature, prevalence and possible causes of problem gambling. Drawing on the history and recent British studies on the subject, Gambling and Problem Gambling in Britain gives an in-depth theoretical and practical viewpoint of this subject. Areas covered include: * gambling in Britain since Victorian times * expansion of gambling in the late twentieth century * what we now know about problem gambling and its treatment * a consideration of the future of gambling in Britain. This book will be invaluable for professionals, trainees and academics in the areas of counselling, primary care, probation and social work.

The cruise of the Midge. By the author of 'Tom Cringle's log'.

Author: Michael Scott

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Delphi Works of Edith Wharton (Illustrated)

Author: Edith Wharton

Publisher: Delphi Classics

ISBN: 1908909331

Category: Fiction

Page: 6491

View: 9630

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edith Wharton created a diverse body of works, featuring innovative novels, short stories, poetry and non-fiction, demonstrating her inimitable wit and psychological insight. This comprehensive eBook offers readers the most complete edition of Wharton’s works possible in the US, with rare works, numerous images and the usual Delphi bonus material. Features: * the most complete collection possible for US readers * illustrated with many images relating to Wharton’s life and works * annotated with concise introductions to the novels, novellas and other works * 10 novels each with contents tables * images of how the novels first appeared, giving your EReader a taste of the original texts * ALL the pre-1923 short story collections, with RARE uncollected tales available nowhere else * separate chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the short stories – find that special story easily! * the war novella THE MARNE, first time in digital print * EVEN includes Wharton’s rare non-fiction texts, including THE DECORATION OF HOUSES, her groundbreaking manual on interior design – fully illustrated * ALSO includes Wharton’s European and African travel books, with numerous original illustrations * includes Wharton’s play THE JOY OF LIVING, translated from German * features the complete poetry, with rare poems available for the first time in digital print * scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres, allowing easy navigation around Wharton’s immense oeuvre Please note: we aim to provide the most comprehensive author collections available to eReader readers. To comply with US copyright restrictions, 8 novels, 4 novellas, six short story collections and Wharton’s autobiography are not in this US version. Once later works enter the US public domain, they will be added to the eBook as a free update. Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse our other titles The Novels THE VALLEY OF DECISION SANCTUARY THE HOUSE OF MIRTH THE FRUIT OF THE TREE ETHAN FROME THE REEF THE CUSTOM OF THE COUNTRY SUMMER THE AGE OF INNOCENCE THE GLIMPSES OF THE MOON The Novellas THE TOUCHSTONE MADAME DE TREYMES THE MARNE The Short Story Collections THE GREATER INCLINATION CRUCIAL INSTANCES THE DESCENT OF MAN AND OTHER STORIES THE HERMIT AND THE WILD WOMAN AND OTHER STORIES TALES OF MEN AND GHOSTS UNCOLLECTED EARLY SHORT STORIES XINGU AND OTHER STORIES The Short Stories LIST OF STORIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF STORIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER The Play THE JOY OF LIVING The Poetry ARTEMIS TO ACTAEON AND OTHER VERSES UNCOLLECTED POETRY ALPHABETICAL LIST OF THE COMPLETE POEMS The Non-Fiction THE DECORATION OF HOUSES ITALIAN VILLAS AND THEIR GARDENS ITALIAN BACKGROUNDS A MOTOR-FLIGHT THROUGH FRANCE FRANCE, FROM DUNKERQUE TO BELFORT FRENCH WAYS AND THEIR MEANING IN MOROCCO * * * * Visit www.delphiclassics.com for more information and our other Great Writers collections!

It So Happens

Author: Patricia Ferguson,Charles Fenoughty

Publisher: Solidus

ISBN: 1904529070

Category: Fiction

Page: 204

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When I Was Otherwise

A Novel

Author: Stephen Benatar

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497693659

Category: Fiction

Page: 301

View: 3672

Two women looking back over fifty years: one full of regret, the other not admitting to mistakes and continuing to be fiercely positive. Which approach, in the end, is likely to prove more satisfying—both for Daisy herself and for those who live around her?

The Summer of Sir Lancelot

Author: Richard Gordon

Publisher: House of Stratus

ISBN: 1842325019

Category: Fiction

Page: 146

View: 5745

Sir Lancelot Spratt, respected and feared senior consultant at St Swithan's has finally taken the plunge and retired. Unable to fill his days terrorising staff and patients alike, he turns instead to a new passion - a spot of trout fishing. However his solace and quiet reverie is soon broken by his mischievous and rather attractive niece.

The Race of Truth

Author: R. A. Shaw

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1409298353

Category:

Page: 181

View: 1461

Amateur cyclist Michael Baxter has been trying to beat the hour in a 25 mile time trial for more years than he can remember. His personal best stands at 1:01:01, all he needs is 62 seconds to be under the hour, but however much he tries he can’t manage it, until one day when an opportunity presents itself which allows him to break the hour and sets him off on a journey that he wishes he had never started.

Emergency Medicine E-Book

Clinical Essentials (Expert Consult -- Online)

Author: James G. Adams

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455733946

Category: Medical

Page: 1888

View: 757

Emergency Medicine, 2nd Edition delivers all the relevant clinical core concepts you need for practice and certification, all in a comprehensive, easy-to-absorb, and highly visual format. This well-regarded emergency medicine reference offers fast-access diagnosis and treatment guidelines that quickly provide the pearls and secrets of your field, helping you optimize safety, efficiency, and quality in the ED as well as study for the boards. Consult this title on your favorite e-reader with intuitive search tools and adjustable font sizes. Elsevier eBooks provide instant portable access to your entire library, no matter what device you're using or where you're located. Get clear, concise descriptions and evidence-based treatment guidelines for a full range of clinical conditions, ranging from the common to the unusual. Find the information you need quickly with a highly visual format that features hundreds of full-color clinical photographs, illustrations, algorithms, tables, and graphs, plus key information highlighted for fast reference. Consult high-yield text boxes in every chapter for Priority Actions, Facts and Formulas, Documentation, Patient Teaching Tips, Red Flags, and Tips and Tricks. Make the most of your limited time with easy-to-digest blocks of information, consistently presented for clear readability and quick reference. Study efficiently and effectively for the boards, or rapidly consult this title in daily practice, thanks to well-organized chapters, a superb use of images and diagrams, and clinically relevant, easy-to-understand content. Benefit from the knowledge and expertise of renowned educators, dedicated to compiling today’s best knowledge in emergency medicine into one highly useful, readable text. Be prepared to manage increasingly prevalent problems seen in the ED, such as emergent complications of fertility treatment and management of patients who have had bariatric surgery. Deliver high-quality care to your younger patients with expanded pediatrics content. Stay up to date with new chapters on Clotting Disorders and Hemophilia, Patient-Centered Care, Health Disparities and Diversity in Emergency Medicine, Cost-Effectiveness Analysis, Antibiotic Recommendations for Empirical Treatment of Selected Infectious Diseases, and Cardiac Emergency Ultrasound: Evaluation for Pericardial Effusion & Cardiac Activity. Access the complete contents of Emergency Medicine online, fully searchable, at www.expertconsult.com, with downloadable images, tables and boxes, and expanded chapters, plus videos demonstrating ultrasound-guided vascular access, sonography for trauma, and more.

Who Cut the Cheese?

A Cultural History of the Fart

Author: Jim Dawson

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 0307778789

Category: Humor

Page: 192

View: 8505

We've told you HOW TO SHIT IN THE WOODS. We've taken you UP SHIT CREEK. Now, we dare to ask the eternal question...WHO CUT THE CHEESE? Which is to say, what exactly is a fart? Why do we do it? Why do we hide it when we do it? And why do we find farts so darn funny? A cut above anything else on the subject, this book really lets go and tells all, getting to the bottom of these mysteries. Author Jim sniffs out a load of historical and scientific fart tales, then offers the kind of fun facts you'll be dying to let slip at social occasions, in chapters like "Fart Facts That Aren't Just Hot Air," "Gone with the Wind" (on famous movie farts), and "Le Petomane & the Art of the Fart" (on the most famous windbag in history). From fact to fiction to frivolous flatulence, this book is unquestionably a ripping good read. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Married for Real

Author: Lindsay Armstrong

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1459269500

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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First comes marriage… then comes love Arizona Adams: reluctant bride Arizona needed financial help; she didn't need a husband. Then she discovered that the man demanding she become his bride had been secretly funding her for months…. Declan Holmes: determined groom Declan had wanted Arizona for years. Now he had the perfect opportunity to make Arizona his…he could marry her first and make her love him later. Declan only had to hang on till Christmas and then they'd be married for real!

Wish Upon a Snowflake

The Christmas Duchess\Russian Winter Nights\A Shocking Proposition

Author: Christine Merrill,Linda Skye,Elizabeth Rolls

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460342011

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 1925

Discover Christmas dreams coming true in these three festive stories. THE CHRISTMAS DUCHESS by Christine Merrill Her daughter recently jilted, widowed Generva feels anything but festive—until the unexpected arrival of Thomas Kanner, Duke of Montford, transforms the Marsh household. Might there be a Christmas wedding after all? RUSSIAN WINTER NIGHTS by Linda Skye Russian princess Ekaterina Romanova sees through the gilded facade of the Winter Court. An intimate encounter with Andrey Kvasov offers a moment of escape, and soon this Yuletide brings the promise of something thrilling…and forbidden. A SHOCKING PROPOSITION by Elizabeth Rolls Madeleine Kirkby must be married before Twelfth Night—or forfeit her family estate. After a chance encounter with the man she lost her heart to years ago, she has the perfect prospective husband in mind.

The Leavetaking

Author: John McGahern

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571250203

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

View: 2144

A day, crucial and cathartic, in the life of a young Catholic schoolteacher who has returned to Ireland after a year's sabbatical in London where he married an American divorcee. As a result he now faces certain dismissal by the school authorities. Moving from the earliest memories of both the man and the woman, the novel recreates their breaking of the shackles of guilt and duty into the acceptance of a fulfilling adult love.

My Fellow Skin

Author: Erwin Mortier

Publisher: Pushkin Press

ISBN: 1782270876

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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In this story about love as second skin, Mortier remains true to the perspective of his dazzling debut, Marcel, looking at the world through the eyes of an observant and impressionable young boy, Anton. As he grows up, each tentative step on the path to adulthood brings knowledge, understanding and responsibility. He finds solace in a friendship with Willem and believes he has found a way to deal with his increasingly uneasy relationship with life. But this bond introduces a new emotional hurdle for Anton, an awakening love that gives him his own identity and envelops him like a skin. The subtlety with which Mortier describes a young man's experiences and feelings makes this an extraordinarily touching tale, a tender story of love, innocence and protection, and of painful loneliness when things fall apart. 'This is a Bildungsroman which is related to much European literature from Proust and Mann onwards... peculiarly unforgettable' AS Byatt, Guardian 'A sparkling novel with a thunderous effect [...] a Flemish song of truth and semblance' Vrij Nederland

Ambition

A Private novel

Author: Kate Brian

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471104842

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

View: 7250

The higher the climb, the further the fall . . . For Reed Brennan, being elected president of the exclusive Billings Hall has changed her life. But she didn't count on being dumped by her boyfriend, Josh, or being held responsible for a fire that destroyed Easton Academy's oldest building. Now the administration wants to shut Billings down. Forever. Reed needs to come up with a plan . . . and fast! But with the police asking questions about Cheyenne Martin's death, Reed is rapidly becoming public enemy number one. Someone wants to see Billings, and Reed, go down. And they'll do anything to make it happen…

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