the Bosanquets versus the Webbs : a study in British social policy, 1890-1929
Author: A. M. McBriar
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
This book examines social policy on poverty and unemployment in Edwardian England as exemplified in the conflict of ideas between two husband-and-wife teams of social theorists: the Fabian socialists, Sidney and Beatrice Webb, and the spokespersons of the Charity Organisation Society, the philosopher Bernard Bosanquet and his wife, Helen. Based on official sources, personal papers, and primary published material, Professor McBriar gives full account of a rousing Edwardian tournament that culminated in the lengthy inquiries of the Royal Commission on the Poor Laws of 1905-1909.
Jill's Mansell's MIXED DOUBLES is a deliciously romantic read from the author of RUMOUR HAS IT and THE ONE YOU REALLY WANT for fans of of Lucy Diamond, Cecelia Ahern and Cathy Kelly. Jill's books are loved by reviewers: 'Funny and heartwarming' Bella Rules are made to be broken when you're playing mixed doubles... New Year is looming and best friends Liza, Dulcie and Pru are making their resolutions. Liza wants to get married - she's never had any trouble hooking a man. The trouble is, she can never stay interested once she's got him. Dulcie thinks marriage sucks. Her husband, Patrick, may be gorgeous and charming, but the impulsive Dulcie needs more excitement in her life. She wants a divorce. Pru loves her roving husband, and she secretly enjoys the periods when he's making up for his outrageous behaviour. All she wants is to stay married. Liza, Dulcie and Pru have no idea what the New Year has in store - but Fate has some sneaky plans up her sleeve... What readers are saying about Mixed Doubles: 'Another fantastically funny book by Jill Mansell. The love lives of Dulcie, Liza and Pru are beautifully observed' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars 'Wonderful characters, wicked humour and a thoroughly entertaining plot make this book an unputdownable read' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars 'Fabulous from beginning to end - found it hard to put down. Characters are so well written - you're bound to know someone like them. Read it!' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars
An entertainment on marriage by George Melly, Alan Ayckbourn, James Saunders, Harold Pinter, Alun Owen, Fay Weldon, David Campton, Lyndon Brook and John Bowen. If individual scenes are presented separately fee codes vary.
Lose yourself in the pleasures of an idyllic English summer -- sunny village tennis matches, gossip in the shop, a barn dance. Everything seems comfortingly familiar, yet there is a darker core of loneliness and deceit beneath Round Ringford's enchanted exterior. Two new inhabitants lend excitement to the scene: Simon, just back from America, plans to liven things up with an informal tennis club; George, a different kettle of fish entirely, prefers the gentler pleasures of Ivy Beasley's famous cooking. But as the summer wears on, Simon and George find themselves facing a dilemma, and someone is sure to get hurt...
Much has changed in Papua New Guinea in the years following Independence, but much as remained the same. White expatriates still form a rich, privileged but impermanent minority. Few of them have a long-term commitment to the country. The local inhabitants are often relegated to roles as domestic servants, subordinates at work, or as partners in brief sexual flings. Among the expatriates themselves, relations are complicated by boredom, jealousy and self-importance. These highly readable stories range from the tragic to the ribald. They reflect expatriate life in urban PNG and illustrate some of its major preoccupations: insecurity, money, drink, sex. Originally published in 1992, this edition includes a new preface by the author.