When his adulterous ex-wife abducts his toddler son in order to acquire money to support her latest lover, Bryce Falconer, Earl of Aldersworth, joins forces with his young sister-in-law, Augusta, to find the missing child, but their quest is soon complicated by their growing feelings for each other. Original.
The Inside Story of the Motorcycle World Championships
Author: Nick Harris
Pubpsher: Random House
'The unmistakable voice of Moto GP' - Valentino Rossi As 'The Voice' of motorcycle racing for forty years, commentator Nick Harris became the biggest star not on two wheels in the paddock, and this is his mostly eye-witness, white-knuckle account of MotoGP's scorching seventy-year history. The story starts on the Isle of Man in 1949, when Geoff Duke, with his slicked-back hair and one-piece black leathers, became the nation's hero, defying the odds and winning the most dangerous race in the world on a British-built Norton. Just over a decade later at Mallory Park, another British champion and one of the greatest riders of all time Mike Hailwood screamed past a young Nick Harris on his 250cc Honda, and a life-long passion was born. Harris has been at the centre of the sport for decades, getting to know the riders as individuals, seeings feuds unfold, champions made, careers and sometimes lives ended. We'll see the biggest podium stars up close, from Barry Sheene and Kenny Roberts to Valentino Rossi, and we'll meet the mechanics behind them, the manufacturers who poured millions into the teams, and the organisers who, in the early days, ruthlessly compromised rider safety for profits. The drama has often been as tense off the track as on it. This is the book the motorcycling world has been waiting for.
I dedicate "Never Say Never" The Survival Journal, to the memories of Laci & Conner Peterson, Cherica Adams, Washington Interns Joyce Chiang, Mary Mahoney, Chandra Levy, Polly H. Klaas, and the many others whose lives were taken through violent acts. "The "Never Say Never" Journal is excellent and will certainly find its audience." -Gavin de Becker, Best selling Author of The Gift Of Fear, Protecting The Gift, and Fearless "Mrs. Gollner, I applaud the marvelous work that you are doing. Your dedication to safety, combined with your intense focus, intelligence and positive attitude have resulted in a well thought out, inspirational and important safety tool." Pollydad -Marc Klaas, father of the late Polly Hannah Klaas and founder of the Klaaskids Foundation -Steve Bornfeld, Writer, Las Vegas Life Magazine says: "Never Say Never" is a workbook-style collection of fact sheets where teens can jot down names and vital information. Her drive to protect teenagers was born of teenage experience-hers and others. And to hammer home the point, she includes statistics of rape, abductions, and other violent acts." -The Late Sandy Thompson Vice President and Associate Editor, Las Vegas Sun Newspaper said: "Never Say Never" is a good idea that's presented simply and directly. It's Gollner's idea of keeping a regular journal with pertinent information that's appealing. It makes sense, especially for teens and adults. The importance of such information was underscored by the disappearance of Chandra Levy, the graduate student from California who disappeared in Washington, D.C. without a trace." -Reverend Sharlene Humm, President of Sharlene's Angels On Earth inc. says: "I think that ("Never Say Never") is a very unique idea that should be introduced to every family who has children. This will help parents not only keep track of their children, but in cases of unseen emergencies or other unseen happenings, they will have a good record of those people and the places their children may frequent. It is important that this journal gives young people independence and 'is not the demand of the parent'. This is a good idea, and I think the journal ("Never Say Never") should be on the top of the shopping list for any parent." -La Vonda M. Gollner Author of "Never Say Never," The Survival Journal, says: "It seems that our society thrives on tragedy, but I thrive on preventions of tragedy." -Tracy Drake, 10 yrs old wrote: "Dear Ruth, thank you for the book, it is really good. I hope your daughter writes more. I like writing in the book, it is very fun. Thank you." -Angela Drake, 14 yrs old wrote: "Dear Ruth, I thank you for the book your daughter wrote. I like it very much. I hope your daughter succeeds with this book and others to come." Dear Tracy & Angela, I am fighting for you, and I will never stop. Love, La Vonda
"I play by the rules, but they're my rules." Poppy Silverton is as untouched as the leafy English village where she runs a tearoom. But her home, her livelihood and her innocence are under threat…. Rafe Caffarelli is a mouthwatering specimen of Mediterranean manhood. He's a playboy billionaire and determined to buy Poppy's historic dower house. Poppy will not give up the only thing that remains of her childhood and family. She'll fight Rafe—and her attraction to him—all the way. And be the first woman to say "no" to a Caffarelli!
Twelve-year-old farm boy Benedict Dingle Flint is more of a dreamer than a fighter. But when he's blown up, that all changes! He becomes Firebrand Flint, an accidental real-life hero who, together with his best friend Alfie, joins the British Resistance and takes on the Nazis. The Bandits' motto? Never say die, the war's not over yet.
Seminar paper from the year 2003 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Linguistics, grade: 2+ (B), University of Cologne (English Seminar), 19 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: There are several definitions about what language variations are and numerous labels have been given to them. A. D. Edwards, Senior Lecturer in Education at the University of Manchester, for example distinguished four different kinds of dialects that can be found in almost every language.1 According to Edwards the Standard Dialect is that variety, which is most commonly used in everyday life, in media, government, religion – and on every other occasion “when speech most closely resembles the written form”.2 Geographical Dialects evolve out of isolation of groups of speakers of one language. The more time passes, the less theses speakers will sound the same and differences in pronunciation, grammar and lexis will occur, creating regional divergences of the source language. The same can happen in microcosmic relation, for example in urban life, where sharp differences in speech between speakers not only reflect but also reinforce social distances. Variations here are called Social Class Dialects. Last not least, Edwards determines the Ethnic Dialect as a variation that “often contains reminders of the ‘native’ language, the intrusion of ‘foreign’ sound, words and structures, and it often reflects the residential and perhaps occupational segregation.”3 And this is what the whole issue of Ebonics, of Black English, of African American Vernacular English (AAVE) in America deals with. It raises questions: What is Black English and what characterizes it? Is it a dialect, a language? How does segregation show in the use of a language, and what is the public opinion towards black slang? What do the blacks think about their own way of communication? This paper will take a close look at these questions and will show aspects of controversies in America’s current public discussions. It will show that the concept of Ebonics is mores than just a plain way of speaking and how a language – at the same time – can be a symbol of status as well as a social curse to a whole culture. 1 Edwards, J. A., Language in Culture and Class. 2 Edwards, J. A., 1976, p. 46. 3 Edwards, J. A., 1976, p. 48.
Founder of our Investment Club aspired to become a money-maker for Japan’s future… After witnessing the establishment of the Club, Zaizen Takashi asks himself whether he also has a "great belief". Even though Zaizen strongly claimed to start the venture investment, he still has not been able to invest a penny. Having a chance to meet Richie, the angel investor, Zaizen learned the essence and the philosophy of building a startup. "Building a startup is to become the first penguin. Take the risks and jump into the sea of opportunities!" Will Zaizen be able to make his first venture investment?