Download E-books The Queen and I PDF

By Sue Townsend

While a Republican get together wins the overall Election, they strip the royal relatives of every little thing and ship them to continue to exist a housing property within the Midlands. replacing caviar for boiled eggs, servants for a social employee named Trish, the Queen and her family members research what it ability to be terrible one of the nice unwashed. Is their breeding enough so they can upward push above their replaced situation or deep down are they honestly similar to all people else?

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Download E-books Work! Consume! Die!: I Am Actually Almost Completely Insane Now PDF

By Frankie Boyle

Brace your self, Frankie's again, and he is extra outspoken and brilliantly beside the point than ever. There are fears that this yr may well see the beginning of a double-dip recession, or worse nonetheless a double-dip-with-misery-sprinkles and f**k-where's-my-job?-sauce. Why now not giggle into the howling void as taloned arms succeed in as much as eat you with Frankie Boyle's new e-book, paintings! devour! Die! In paintings! eat! Die! stand-up comedy's favorite pessimist, Frankie Boyle, deals his outrageous, laugh-out-loud, cynical rant on lifestyles as he understands it. He describes your fact as considered via a bloodshot eye pressed opposed to a shit-smeared telescope, excited about hell: * 'Charlie Sheen's lifestyles comprises happening large drug benders with teams of porn stars. If he straightened himself out he may have a truly mediocre profession as a bit-part Hollywood actor. taking part in the position of Martin Sheen's corpse. he is loopy like a fox! and in addition really loopy. What a sad waste, no longer being Charlie Sheen is. How majestic it is going to be for him to die, probably relatively quickly, understanding that once they make a film of his lifestyles, it will likely be a porno.' * 'The X issue can be allowed to teach product placements. that is robust advertisements. final sequence I realised that the judges by myself had made me subconsciously purchase a gnome, a scrag-end of mutton, a vacuous model and a suspected gay.' * 'The Taliban are working out of bullets. Operation 'Get our troops to take in them with their our bodies' is eventually paying off. The Taliban are discovering it most unlikely to pay money for crucial provides - finally we are struggling with on equivalent phrases. yet let's no longer get complacent. simply because they are working out of bullets we should not suppose our boys will not get shot. take note, the USA troops have nonetheless obtained plenty.' A no-holds-barred journey de strength of comedian writing, paintings! devour! Die! is Frankie Boyle at his brutal, taboo-busting most sensible. this is often not anything roughly than the clanging name to palms of a death mechanical God.

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Download E-books NPCs PDF

By Drew Hayes

What occurs whilst the haggling is finished and the malls are closed? while the hunt has been given, the steeds saddled, and the adventurers are off to their subsequent come across? they maintain the area working, the meals cooked, and the horses shoed, but what adventurer has ever spared a proposal or problem for the Non-Player Characters? within the city of Maplebark, 4 such NPCs settle in for an evening of actively ignoring the adventurers ingesting within the tavern whilst issues pass fast and fatally awry. as soon as the airborne dirt and dust settles, those 4 locate themselves confronted with an very unlikely selection: faux to be adventurers venture a role of near-certain dying or see their city and household destroyed. Armed in basic terms with salvaged apparatus, second-hand wisdom, and a mystery which could get them killed, it is going to take all demeanour of miracles in the event that they desire to drag off their charade. or even in the event that they be triumphant, the deadliest a part of their trip could be what awaits them at its finish.

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Download E-books Uncle John's Facts to Go Where'd That Come From? PDF

By Bathroom Readers' Institute

Uncle John's Where'd That Come From? supplies the genuine tales in the back of all types of items, even belongings you by no means considered having origins. protecting a variety of topics—pop tradition, technological know-how, activities, politics, customs, superstitions, language, and more—you'll detect the main engrossing beginning tales from the BRI's deep documents, in addition to a few all-new “origin"al fabric! know about . . .- Why the quantity seven is taken into account fortunate- An aircraft in historical Egypt, and different “OOPAs" (Out Of position Artifacts)- Who placed the outlet in a doughnut, the ok in K-mart, and the e in booklet- automobile firsts—including the gasoline pump, the solar-powered motor vehicle, and the drag race- the traditional video games that ended in golfing, and the tale of the boomerang- Louis Perrier, Earl gray, Mrs. Paul, and different tasty namesakes- The origins of toothpaste, the colour pink, the Ming Dynasty, Valentine's Day, the recycle image, Captain Kirk,...

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Download E-books Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Nature Calls (Uncle John's Bathroom Readers) PDF

By Bathroom Readers' Institute

It’s a wild international available in the market, and the people on the BRI are looking to discover it with you. From hornywinks to Dracula orchids, from alluvium to zymogen, Uncle John is embarking on a back-country safari to trace down the wackiest, most eldritch, silliest, and such a lot extraordinary tales concerning the flora and fauna. It’s 448 wild pages of serious outside evidence, unusual tales, great technology, and enjoyable costs and quizzes. You’ll suppose the clean mountain air energize you as you examine . . .

An ape that fries burgers and a lizard that performs video games
The explosive heritage of America’s private (and bluest) lake
The look for the mysterious rhinoceros dolphin
How to tell apart a mushroom from a toadstool
Cats vs. birds: the Feline-Avian War
A waterfall that turns toys to stone
The historical past of dirt
And a lot, a lot more!

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Download E-books The Darwin Awards 4: Intelligent Design PDF

By Wendy Northcutt

Over 1.5 million copies offered during this New York Times bestselling humor series

The Darwin Awards sequence is the alpha chimp of funny human mishaps. regardless of being a world bestseller and encouraging the motion picture The Darwin Awards, those hilarious, cautionary chronicles have did not cease one other new release of Darwin Award winners from guidance bikes with their toes, heating lava lamps on stoves, utilizing liquid cleaning soap as brake fluid, and drowning themselves within the kitchen sink.

Filled with greater than a hundred new stories of evolution in motion, plus technological know-how essays and a parody examine paper assisting clever layout, The Darwin Awards 4 indicates that after it involves good judgment, ordinary choice nonetheless has an extended, good way to go.

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Download E-books In the Footsteps of Harrison Dextrose (The Dextrose Trilogy Book 1) PDF

By Nick Griffiths

It used to be my 18th birthday while I chanced upon Harrison Dextrose's The misplaced Incompetent: a Bible for the Inept tourist, little figuring out that it is going to at some point lead me to kill a guy with a useless penguin...

Inspired by way of explorer Harrison Dextrose's publication a curmudgeonly account of travels via retro lands looking for a misplaced ingesting companion and Suzy Goodenough's carnal delights because the prize, Alexander gray rolls off his couch to stick to within the acclaimed man's footsteps.

This is not any ordinary trip textual content, related to poodle-farming, the Frihedhag sisters, wilful consumerism, an undesirable yet undaunted sidekick, one too many rodents and the 24-hour Iditamush sled race, starring a sausage puppy. And alongside the way in which, Alexander could, or would possibly not, support to save lots of the area. it really is that sort of a trip.

"In the Footsteps of Harrison Dextrose" jogs my memory of William Goldman's vintage "The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern's vintage story of real love and excessive Adventure." This comparability may appear tenuous, in particular for somebody merely conversant in the motion picture. either include parts of an imaginary e-book interspersed with modern stories from the narrator. every one has a narrative that's larger-than-life, at the very least within the eyes of the narrator while imagining the most personality of the make-believe e-book. final, either have a feeling of humor. Newsweek defined "The Princess Bride" as "nutball funny." an identical is going for "Harrison Dextrose." – mammoth Al, Al's Books & buddies

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Download E-books The Bathroom Companion: A Collection of Facts About the Most-Used Room in the House PDF

It’s the main used room within the house—but how a lot have you learnt approximately it? Here’s the 1st e-book in regards to the rest room written completely for the lavatory! Set it at the again of the tank and research anything new on each visit—amazing proof and figures from historical past, technology, pop-culture, and extra. Don’t allow you to time within the toilet be a waste!

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Download E-books Jennifer, Gwyneth & Me: The Pursuit of Happiness, One Celebrity at a Time PDF

By Rachel Bertsche

For lovers of The Happiness Project and The yr of residing Biblically comes a pointed examine our fascination with celebrities, as one girl strives to remake herself within the snapshot of her favourite stars.
 
What girl hasn’t noticeable images of Jennifer Aniston, Gwyneth Paltrow, or Beyoncé and wanted she had their outfits, their abs, their likely wonderful lives? For Rachel Bertsche, those celebrities are the epitome of perfection—self-assured and without problems cool. but in recent years, among juggling her profession, her marriage, and her dream of turning into a mom, Bertsche feels something yet placed together.
 
In Jennifer, Gwyneth & Me, Bertsche embarks on a quest to emulate her Hollywood function models—while sticking to a budget—to see in the event that they rather carry the keys to happiness. whereas attempting to unencumber the celebrities’ secrets and techniques, from Sarah Jessica Parker’s cloth wardrobe to Julia Roberts’s experience of calm to—maybe one day—Jessica Alba’s stylish being pregnant, Bertsche learns useful classes. A toned physique doesn’t come effortless or reasonable, keeping off social media can do wonders to your peace of brain, and self assurance is the main to pulling off any outfit. yet can she immerse herself within the A-list way of life and nonetheless remain precise to herself? and may her pursuit of perfection particularly bring about happiness?

Praise for Jennifer, Gwyneth & Me
 
“If you’ve ever had a star woman overwhelm, stick Jennifer, Gwyneth & Me on your seashore bag. Bertsche is your people.”—Associated Press
 
“[A] super-fun social experiment.”PureWow
 
“Bertsche ups the ante. . . . The well-researched details on famous person tradition presents meals for thought.”Booklist
 
“What makes Jennifer, Gwyneth & Me paintings is Bertsche’s honesty. . . . [She] is humorous, inventive and, extra importantly, manages to stick sane.”Boston Herald
 
“An unique memoir a couple of woman’s try to version her lifestyles on these of stars.”Tampa Bay Times
 
“A important narrative.”The Boston Globe
 
“Bertsche blends parts similar to Julie & Julia and The Happiness Project during this ‘self-improvement journey.’ . . . the method not just presents Bertsche with fruitful writing fodder but additionally activates readers to envision their outlook on perfection, self-acceptance, and meaning to be one’s best possible self.”Publishers Weekly
 
Praise for Rachel Bertsche’s MWF looking BFF
 
“Written with verve, perception, and humor . . . Bertsche writes cleverly, yet no longer glibly, concerning the demanding situations younger women face today.”Chicago Tribune
 
“[A] captivating, humorous chronicle.”People

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Download E-books The Pickwick Papers (Penguin Classics) PDF

By Charles Dickens

'One of my life's maximum tragedies is to have already learn Pickwick Papers - i cannot return and browse it for the 1st time' Fernando Pessoa

Few first novels have created as a lot renowned pleasure as The Pickwick Papers - a comic book masterpiece that catapulted its twenty-four-year-old writer to rapid popularity. Readers have been captivated by means of the adventures of the poet Snodgrass, the sweetheart Tupman, the sportsman Winkle and, specially, by means of that quintessentially English Quixote, Mr Pickwick, and his cockney Sancho Panza, Sam Weller. From the hallowed turf of Dingley Dell Cricket membership to the unholy fracas of the Eatanswill election, through the Fleet borrowers' legal, characters and incidents spring to existence from Dickens's pen, to shape an enduringly renowned paintings of ebullient humour and literary invention. This version is predicated at the first quantity version of 1837, and contains the unique illustrations. In his advent, Mark Wormald discusses the genesis of The Pickwick Papers and the emergence of its primary characters.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the prime writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the easiest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts more desirable via introductions and notes via uncommon students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations through award-winning translators.

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