How to Live in a Flat

Author: William Heath Robinson,K.R.G. Browne

Publisher: RHE Media Limited

ISBN: 1910226254

Category: Humor

Page: 128

View: 1331


'How to Live in a Flat', if posed as a question, is worth asking today with so many articles on tiny flats with hugely inflated price tags in the newspapers. Flat-dwellers were faced with very similar problems in 1936. During 1932 and 1933 Heath Robinson had drawn a series of cartoons for 'The Sketch' entitled ‘Flat Life’, which depicted various gadgets designed to make the most of the limited space available in the contemporary flat. It was this series of drawings that provided K. R. G. Browne and W. Heath Robinson with the inspiration for their first full-length book together. It was called 'How to Live in a Flat' and, as well as greatly extending the original ideas showing many ingenious ways of overcoming the problems caused by lack of space in flats and bungalows, the book also provided much fun at the expense of the more extreme designs in thirties furniture and architecture. The book was published for Christmas 1936 and was well received. 'How to Live in a Flat' is surprisingly relevant to life in Britain in 2014. In fact, several of Heath Robinson’s space-economising solutions have been used in practice to maximise the use of space in small flats. We have beds that fold down from wardrobes fully-made and ready to sleep in, communal rubbish shoots, central heating and multi-purpose furniture. So Heath Robinson was way ahead of his time and reading 'How to Live in a Flat' may spark other innovative solutions to making life bearable in a tiny twenty-first century home! If, in addition to being a flat-dweller (perhaps in a garden flat), you are also married with a car and you play golf then you will find much to amuse and inform you in our other titles by Heath Robinson and K. R. G. Browne: • How to be a Perfect Husband • How to Make a Garden Grow • How to be a Motorist • Humours of Golf All our Heath Robinson titles include a Foreword by Geoffrey Beare, Trustee of the William Heath Robinson Trust, who is working to build a Heath Robinson museum in North London.

Heath Robinson: How to Live in a Flat

Author: W Heath Robinson,K. R. G. Browne

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781851244355

Category: Art

Page: 136

View: 3132


W. Heath Robinson is best known for his hilarious drawings of zany contraptions, though his work ranged across a wide variety of topics covering many aspects of British life in the decades following the First World War. Starting out as a watercolour artist, he quickly turned to the more lucrative field of book illustration and developed his forte in satirical drawings and cartoons. He was regularly commissioned by the editors of Tatler and The Sketch and in great demand from advertising companies. Collections of his drawings were subsequently published in many different editions and became so successful as to transform Heath Robinson into a household name, celebrated for his eccentric brand of British humour.The perfect antidote to the estate agent’s property description, this book, with illustrations by Heath Robinson and a witty commentary by K.R.G. Browne, shows you how to prove there is room to swing a cat in your living-room and offers many inventive space-saving solutions, such as the ‘Combination Bath and Writing Desk for Business Men’, the ‘Bed Dining-table’ and the ‘Dresser-Piano’.

How To Live In The Here And Now

Author: Paul Jones

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 1846947499

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 308

View: 6170


Paul Jones rescues enlightenment from the specialists, the superstitious and the pious and makes it available to everyone and anyone through a simple step by step process.

Minimalistic Living: How To Live In A Van And Get Off The Grid

Author: Mary Solomon


ISBN: 1329779088


Page: 166

View: 2763


Minimalism 101 - How to Live on the Road and Beat the System! ESCAPE THE RAT RACE! Want to travel the country? Are you in debt and struggling to pay the mortgage or rent every month? Or maybe you want to minimize, declutter, simplify and organize your life. Do you desire to step off the grid? Find the answers you're looking for! Minimalistic Living: How to Live in a Van and Get Off the Grid helps you understand and gain the benefits of living with less. This book will take you by the hand and teach you the "baby steps" you need to follow to start your minimalist journey. Learn... How To Find and Purchase the Perfect Vehicle How to Customize and Accessorize Your Vehicle How To Remodel A Vehicle to Meet Your Needs Equipment You'll Need To Live In a Vehicle How To Stay Dry, Safe, Cool and Warm! How To Have Running Water and Electricity in Your Vehicle Lots Of Tips and Tricks Along The Way! Much, much more! Minimize! Simplify! Get Out Of Debt! Get Off The Grid! What are you waiting for?

How to Live in the Woods on Pennies a Day

Author: Bradford Angier

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811766314

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 9361


Bradford Angier did it, and now shows how anyone—even today—can find free or cheap land, build a home, find food, preserve it, keep warm, find employment, and even get a mail-order education out where the land is beautiful, game and fish abound, and man can reduce life to its essentials or live in great comfort on nature’s credit card. Striking out for the northland is easy with this realistic look at the pros and cons of wilderness living and advice on where to write for specifics on transportation, local weather conditions, homesteading, and career opportunities. For a week or for years, food—and electric bills—are never a problem with instructions on building underground, running-stream, or river bank refrigerators. The food cache stays full with details on: Building a smoke house Making jerky, covered-wagon style Curing meat with salt and spices Curing bear hams and bacon Making wild game sausage Using bayberries for seasoning, candles, soap Building a log cabin is simple enough when a skilled woodsman explains how to: Peel, season, and preserve logs Lay out the floor plan Prepare the foundation Use pioneer ways of leveling, squaring Lift logs easily Make doors, windows, floor, roof Do the caulking and chinking Make basic furniture

Driving the Road of Life with a Flat Tire

Author: Gary Yordon

Publisher: Inkshares

ISBN: 1942645481

Category: Humor

Page: N.A

View: 5734


Welcome to the world of Gary Yordon—former politician, part-time television host, and accidental newspaper columnist. When Yordon's world began giving him stories too good not to immortalize, he sent one to a friend at a newspaper. Two years and seventy-five columns later, he had a rabidly loyal readership. Their persistent requests led to this collection. There is nothing above Yordon's satire, including his lack of home repair skills, addiction to Steven Seagal movies, and kidney stone intolerance. (Okay, maybe Yordon is normal in that regard.) He admits to actively resisting the temptation to write excessively about his mother, who is "a living, breathing, Neil Simon play." "My ninety-year-old mother is a fierce shopper. Put a parachute on sale and Mom's all over it because it's not about need, it's about price. She'd buy a show pony to get a free harness. She passed the shopping gene to me. If I hear the phrase 'as seen on TV,' I know I'm in trouble. At 3 a.m., the Leopard Print Cat Tunnel for $19.95 is too good to pass up. Now all I need is a cat." Tender moments are tucked away in this book too, especially those related to Yordon's relationship with his profoundly challenged son, Zachary. Learn more about Gary Yordon at

How to Buy a Flat

All You Need to Know about Apartment Living and Letting

Author: Liz Hodgkinson

Publisher: How To Books

ISBN: 9781845281151

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 214

View: 7936


Covering all the relevant issues - from explaining the complicated leaseholding laws governing flats, to giving expert advice on how to live amicably in an apartment building - this book explains how to buy a flat, either for living in or for letting to rent.

An Expat's Life, Luxembourg & the White Rose

Part of an Englishman Living Abroad Series

Author: David Robinson

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595763022

Category: Travel

Page: 324

View: 7903


An Expat's Life, Luxembourg & The White Rose is a refreshing and forthright take on the Englishman Abroad genre. Reading David Robinson's relaxed prose is like sitting down for a drink or two with the author in the pub of the title. Indeed, as the tome progresses, so the reader warms to Robinson's down-to-earth character. The author's very personal view of an expat's life in Luxembourg is not overbearing, and even the most informed reader will learn something new about the history of the Grand Duchy, its bureaucracy and social conventions and attitudes. The book is brimful with little snippets of useful information and trivia for those unfamiliar with the country, and Robinson's anecdotes will spark empathy with readers who live, or have lived, in Luxembourg. -Duncan Roberts, editor of 352 Magazine.

Die Welt ist flach

eine kurze Geschichte des 21. Jahrhunderts

Author: Thomas L. Friedman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518459645

Category: Diffusion of innovations

Page: 764

View: 9686


Allein die Angst


Author: Louise Millar

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104016437

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 9386


Das Leben deines Kindes – wem vertraust du es an? Der Psychothriller, der unsere tiefste Angst berührt Callie tut, was wir alle tun: sie lässt ihre kleine Tochter Rae öfter bei ihrer Freundin Suzy. Die hat selbst drei Kinder, das verbindet. Aber nun muss Callie wieder ganztags arbeiten. Wie soll sie das mit Rae schaffen? Gut, dass Debs, ihre neue Nachbarin, als Betreuerin im Kindergarten arbeitet und helfen kann – auch wenn sie etwas nervös und merkwürdig wirkt. Als Rae beim Heimbringen auf die Straße stolpert, will Callie erst nur an ein Missgeschick glauben. Denn ein Unfall wäre bei der zarten, herzkranken Rae fatal. Aber als sich die gefährlichen Vorfälle häufen, wächst in Callie unaufhaltsam das Grauen: was, wenn sie der falschen Person vertraut?


Author: Paul Rogers

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780174403555

Category: German language

Page: 208

View: 4104


Presents a four-stage course leading a range of students to success. This title provides preparation of the National Curriculum, standard Grade and Junior Certificate. It also includes Students'Book, Online Teacher's Material and Copymasters that incorporate the German spelling. It provides activities which cater for a range of abilities.

Why Do We Have To Live With Men?

Author: Bernadette Strachan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748118381

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 9088


Well, it's a good question, isn't it? And Cat O'Connor, escaping from a ruined affair, is about to find the answer. When she is invited to join a group of women in a huge, decaying farmhouse deep in the West Country, Cat prepares to embark on a life without men. She is promised a nirvana of serenity where the chores are done without mutinous mutterings, nourishing food simmers on the Aga and feelings are taken seriously. But Cat soon discovers that women are no saints either. Vegetable-related subterfuge, secret passions, a misogynist ghost and a pig called Dave all nudge Cat on her way to answering the vital question in every girl's life with wit, humour and warmth.

The Best Place to Live: City, Country, Or Suburbs?

Set Of 6

Author: Sarah Albee

Publisher: Benchmark Education Company

ISBN: 1450930301


Page: N.A

View: 1302


Where is the best place to live? For Evan it's the city, with its diverse population and abundance of activities. Claudia prefers the country, where she lives side by side with nature. There's no place like the suburbs for Nandini for enjoying a sense of community and lots of friends. Which person and place will get your vote? Read these essays to find out.

The House at Riverton

Author: Kate Morton

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 033046924X

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 7843


Originally published in 2007, Kate Morton's debut novel, The House at Riverton, became a bestselling sensation and won the Richard and Judy Best Read of the year. This special tenth anniversary edition of Kate Morton's acclaimed debut features a new foreword from the author. Summer 1924: On the eve of a glittering Society party, by the lake of a grand English country house, a young poet takes his life. The only witnesses, sisters Hannah and Emmeline Hartford, will never speak to each other again. Winter 1999: Grace Bradley, 98, one-time housemaid of Riverton Manor, is visited by a young director making a film about the poet's suicide. Ghosts awaken and memories, long-consigned to the dark reaches of Grace's mind, begin to sneak back through the cracks. A shocking secret threatens to emerge; something history has forgotten but Grace never could.

The Game of God

The Ultimate Solitaire!

Author: Peter Buxton

Publisher: BalboaPress

ISBN: 1452508224

Category: Religion

Page: 174

View: 6289


The world is not as it appears. The universe and all of life is a fantasy being played out and experienced by God—with God being the only player. This is the ultimate game of solitaire! The Game of God explores this amazing game that God develops and plays as though illusion is reality, as though man and all other forms of life have their own separate lives and minds. They live in bodies, in the world; they are born, grow old, and die. Everything in the universe is held in shape by mind-patterns, and within the game God is constantly assessing play as it develops and as though it is real and not an illusion or dream. The latter part of The Game of God illustrates a fundamentally different way of playing the game of life by changing your view of yourself and others within the game. It offers explanations of how to play this fantasy game effectively, how to develop fully the character you find yourself playing at the moment, and how to express your abundance. For thousands of years man has pondered on his identity, his relationship to God, and the meaning and purpose of life, and he is still pondering. The Game of God shows how the answer to these profound questions lies within each of us.

Fur Kids

Angels on Earth

Author: Resh Ramlakan

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 148360702X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 565


I recently wrote a book in honour of my beloved Boerboel and Cross Boerboel dogs. It is a book that highlights a series of events which transformed me from a girl who didn’t like dogs to a lady whose heart has been filled with unconditional love for them. It is an amazing story of love in its truest and most sincere form. Boerboels are intelligent, self-assured dogs bred to have extremely strong guarding instincts, and it is the only breed in the world bred with only one purpose, to guard and protect his family. The book highlights how cross breeding and inter breeding has led to many Boerboels in South Africa becoming prone to getting elbow and hip dysplasia. Three of my dogs were diagnosed with hip dysplasia with two having been put to sleep as a result of this condition. By writing this book I hope to create awareness in many ways. Firstly, to let people know the love and joy that animals bring into our lives and show them how rewarding it can be. Secondly, to raise awareness about buying Boerboels from registered breeders and lastly, to put more focus on the beautiful South African Boerboel itself, in an effort to preserve the breed. The book highlights love, loyalty, happiness, sadness and tells of my experiences over the years with my 5 fur kids. This is a book that will inspire people to never give up but to keep on trying.

Education in the Age of Biocapitalism

Optimizing Educational Life for a Flat World

Author: Clayton Pierce

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 1137027819

Category: Education

Page: 211

View: 5443


"This book is an in-depth examination of the growing alignment between powerful global bioindustries and education reform in the U.S. Utilizing a biopolitical methodology, the book focuses on how value-added measures and other neoliberal strategies embedded in policies such as 'race to the top' are involving schools in a project to manage and regulate educational life for competing in a new 'flat world'. Understanding the educational present, this work argues, requires individuals to consider what advanced industrialized nations across the globe are viewing as the future. Biocapitalist development in areas such as genetic engineering, drug therapies, and cellular cloning is the promissory future driving nations like the U.S. to out-compete and out-educate one another at any cost. This book assesses the implications for education in the biocapitalist era and points to alternative futures not based on such a vision of life and its productive potential"--

How to Live on 24 Hours a Day

With The Human Machine

Author: Arnold Bennett

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486454452

Category: Self-Help

Page: 128

View: 9670


Leave your everyday concerns behind and start focusing on your true desires! Achieve your full potential with proven techniques on: • Time-saving • Reflection • Concentration • Study and more One of the first self-help books ever published, this classic of personal time management has inspired millions to make the most of "the daily miracle": the fresh allowance of time that comes with each new day. This edition features a bonus offering of Bennett's The Human Machine, a guide to improving social relationships.