The Accidental Father Christmas

Author: Tom McLaughlin

Publisher: Oxford University Press - Children

ISBN: 0192758977

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

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The latest hilarious caper from author Tom McLaughlin. Funny by name. Funny by nature. Ben has one important thing on his Christmas list, and it's the same thing every year. He wants his dad to be at home for Christmas. But his wish never comes true. And Ben's starting to get a bit sceptical about Father Christmas's existence, he needs proof. So, on Christmas Eve, he sets up an elaborate booby trap to capture the jolly bearded fella as he comes sliding down the chimney. Kicking off a sequence of hilarious events that makes this Christmas the most bonkers ever!

The Accidental Billionaire

Author: Tom McLaughlin

Publisher: Oxford University Press - Children

ISBN: 0192749579

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

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A new, hilarious book from author Tom McLaughlin, creator of the highly-acclaimed The Accidental Prime Minister. Funny by Name. Funny by Nature. Jasper Spam is mad about science, the problem is that all of his experiments tend to end in a BANG, until one day quite accidentally Jasper manages to invent something that will change the world forever ...One crazy experiment involving a shed, a mallet, and a poorly aimed laser beam results in Jasper's cat Rover, becoming the world's first talking cat. Finally an invention that works - the Cat Chat 2000! Soon people are handing over all of their cash to get a talking cat. With his new found wealth Jasper can finally live the life he's always dreamed of - buying a mansion, sports team, and producing a Hollywood blockbuster. But is there a huge price to pay for bringing talking cats to the world, and money won't be able to solve the problem that the Cat Chat 2000 has caused.

The Accidental Father

Author: Greg Williams

Publisher: Orion

ISBN: 9780752884288

Category: Father and child

Page: 320

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Alex Taylor is a lucky man. He has a large house in the London suburbs, a well-paid job and a beautiful wife. On the surface everything is rosy. Or is it? He is bored by his job, has a love/hate marriage, and drinks more than he should. But then his world changes when he's told he's been left something in an ex-girlfriend's will - a daughter, Caitlin. A daughter he never knew he had and who has no other relatives... Taking on the responsibility of a daughter is not easy. How will Alex dodge social services, form a relationship with Caitlin - a thirteen-year-old stranger - and somehow find it within himself to put down new roots and rebuild his life from scratch?

Home Game: An Accidental Guide to Fatherhood

Author: Michael Lewis

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393071382

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

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The New York Times bestseller: “Hilarious. No mushy tribute to the joys of fatherhood, Lewis’ book addresses the good, the bad, and the merely baffling about having kids.”—Boston Globe When Michael Lewis became a father, he decided to keep a written record of what actually happened immediately after the birth of each of his three children. This book is that record. But it is also something else: maybe the funniest, most unsparing account of ordinary daily household life ever recorded, from the point of view of the man inside. The remarkable thing about this story isn’t that Lewis is so unusual. It’s that he is so typical. The only wonder is that his wife has allowed him to publish it.

The Accidental Stalker

Author: Mary Powles

Publisher: Brown Dog

ISBN: 190305690X

Category: Fiction

Page: 239

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When Grace's mother, Lucy, dies she wants to move on in her life, not become stuck in domestic routines with her two teenage children. But when a strange, elderly man turns up at the funeral, her life takes an unexpected turn. For Jack, the death of his wife pushes him to discover what had happened to the real love of his life, Lucy. He is haunted by what might have been, while Grace worries about who appears to be stalking her now. Gradually, the two families' lives entwine and they discover that the past shapes the future in often surprising ways.

The Accidental Life of Jessie Jefferson

Author: Paige Toon

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471118797

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 336

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Meet Jessie, small-town girl turned wild child . . . Jessie has never known her real dad, and when her mum dies she thinks any hope of finding him is gone. As she goes goes off the rails, her stepdad announces that her father is Johnny Jefferson - legendary rockstar and former hell-raiser. Still dealing with her loss, and now the daughter of a superstar, Jessie is sucked into the LA lifestyle - paparazzi, parties and hot guitar-wielding boys included. But is Johnny up to the job? And, more importantly, is Jessie? 'Fun and flirty, Jessie Jefferson is a top notch series YA fans should grab ASAP' Maximum Pop! Praise for Paige Toon: 'If you want escapism, Paige Toon is perfect' Cosmopolitan 'Brilliant' Heat 'Witty and sexy - perfect holiday reading material' Closer

Accidental President

Author: Dominic Lacerva

Publisher: BK Wright

ISBN: 1618452878

Category: Fiction

Page: 450

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When President Alvarez dies unexpectedly, Enry Pruitt is forced into the foreground where he fears his long held secret may be exposed. The new president is gay, and the object of his affection is an officer in the armed forces of which he is commander-in-chief. Navigating his way through the rough seas of a country in crisis, the inexperienced young president must deal not only with his desires, but with a trail of horrendous atrocities from an unknown assailant as well. When an old friend tries to locate him, Enry fears that a lost weekend in Singapore years ago may threaten his career and so much more. ***** Greg Downs crashed into the Newark City diner and crumbled his large frame into a booth. The world was spinning around him with adrenalin pumping out of proportion. He managed to order a cup of coffee from the waitress who wondered if he was on an acid trip. His breathing was labored and he wasn’t sure if he was in the grip of a panic attack. Newark was used to street people living on the edge of sanity. They were merely ignored, and for this moment in time, Greg was grateful that he was blending in. Waves of nausea held him hostage, and he struggled to maintain some kind of poise in the tiny little world of his booth. The mug of coffee arrived and he couldn’t keep his trembling hands around it long enough to lift it to his lips. Thankfully, the waitress had thought to bring him some ice water, and he put his head down to the glass to sip on the liquid coolness. He was hyperventilating and the diner was growing dimmer and dimmer in his vision. Everything was a blur when he finally passed out in his booth, overcome by excitement and the thrill of the most dangerous escapade of his life. He had just blown up the junior U.S. senator from New Jersey. ***** “My wife and I met when I was in flight school as a dashing young officer and she was a senior in college. We met in a bar of all places and began dating almost immediately. One of the things I loved about her was that she had a streak of nymphomania running through her. I found her terribly exciting and open to almost anything sexually. A few years into the marriage she confessed that she had no desire to have children, which was contrary to everything we had talked about while we were courting. Then she said she wasn’t satisfied in bed and wanted to experiment with another man in our bed, the three of us. I foolishly agreed to it, and one thing led to another, but I discovered I was fonder of having sex with a man than with my wife.” Enry sat there enthralled and fascinated, and moved. Michael was opening up his deepest secret and shame, and it drew the president more closely into the mystery of General Michael Shimibura. “One thing evolved into another, and all I wanted sexually was the pleasure and strength of another man. Valerie’s presence began to turn me off completely. I was away a lot on tours of duty, and after ten years of marriage, we were merely orbiting each other, and I officially moved out. I send her an allowance every month and we agree to live apart until I retire. Mr. President, tell me about President Alvarez.” The question caught Enry off his usual poise, and Michael could tell that the president’s emotions were rising to the fore. Enry stood up, walked behind the sofa, and put his hands down on the back as he faced Michael to answer the question. Michael watched Enry gather the soul within him to answer a question he had not had the time to deal with in the days since the death of Diego Alvarez. “Diego, sweet Diego. I can’t imagine a better president. He was genuinely gracious, genuinely kind, and genuinely intelligent. He was a peacemaker. He could bring in members of congress who hated him and they would leave offering to polish his winged-tip shoes. And he was personally gracious towards me. “Diego was a damned good friend, and I wish he were still president.” He was embarrassed by his emotion but couldn’t contain it. For the first time, he had unearthed his sentiment towards his fallen friend and mentor, and felt exposed by the display of his emotion. Michael rose from his seat and went to his president. “Mr. President, you’ve been through a terrible ordeal, and you need to get all of this out of you. From the beginning, you have handled this with great purpose, and I was genuinely impressed at your swearing-in ceremony, when you held the head of the chief justice to your chest and comforted him. You are a man of great ability to love.” Enry could feel Michael’s strong hand massaging his shoulder in comfort. “Mr. President, Enry, in case you haven’t heard it from anyone lately, you’re a wonderful man and a beautiful human being. The most exciting thing I’ve ever known in life has been the past few weeks with you.” Enry’s ears melted in the calming voice of Michael Shimibura, and after a shared three bottles of wine, he stepped into the abyss. As he looked into Enry’s eyes, his hands moved to unwrap the presidential belt buckle. “Enry, don’t say a word. I’ll say it for both of us.”

The Accidental Memoir

Author: Anthony Cropper

Publisher: Fourth Estate

ISBN: 9780008302030

Category:

Page: 128

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The Accidental Memoir truly is for all: writers and non-writers, teachers and students, the perfect book for anyone seeking inspiration or imaginative ways to explore their own life story.The Accidental Memoir is a beautifully illustrated and innovative book filled with inventive and accessible writing prompts, as well as tips for anyone wanting to document their lives and explore their creativity.The concept was developed over twelve months and has been used to help people tap into their own lives such as refugees, the elderly and prisoners. It's been a resounding success, unearthing stories that otherwise may have been lost.The Accidental Memoir also contains a foreword by much acclaimed and award-winning writer, Alexander Masters.

The Accidental Daughter

Author: Lesley Nelson

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1783061332

Category: Fiction

Page: 248

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London 1940. Troubled cabbie and part-time musician Ace Hooker is facing up to the prospect of doing his bit as a volunteer fireman. Haunted by his father's execution for cowardice during the First World War, Ace soon gets more than he bargained for when the Blitz starts. One night of fear and passion leads to lifelong consequences in this narrative of loyalty and loss, love and bitterness, against a backdrop of war and a love of jazz.

Full Frontal Nudity

The Making of an Accidental Actor

Author: Harry Hamlin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439170014

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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IN 2008, as he attempted to enter Canada to film a television series, Harry Hamlin—the former star of L.A. Law and once People magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive—was detained at the border for unresolved narcotics convictions. And so begins Full Frontal Nudity, a laugh-out-loud-funny memoir in which Harry digs deep into his past to recount the wacky experiences of his childhood, the twisted path that led to his alleged criminal behavior, and the series of fortuitous mishaps that drove him to become an actor. Harry was reared in suburban California in the late 1950s by a gin-gulping, pill-popping housewife mother and a rocket scientist father with a secret life. On its surface, his childhood was not unlike his peers’, except that he was kicked out of the fourth grade for writing a book report on Mein Kampf and, when he was eleven, his parents gave him a subscription to Playboy for Christmas. Curious by nature, chock-full of boyish charm and good looks, Harry experimented with mystical religion and set off for Woodstock, only to narrowly avoid lighting the whole of Yellowstone National Park on fire. At eighteen, he was ready to matriculate at Berkeley and become the architect he always wanted to be. But fate—this time in the form of a large Hells Angel, a few purple microdots, and an evening in the tree houses of La Honda—got in the way. Sharp and bawdy, Full Frontal Nudity spans the years from Harry’s childhood through his time at Berkeley (which he was asked to leave after he was accused of running a brothel), to Yale, then on an extended vacation in the Yucatán, and finally to the American Conservatory Theater, where Harry played his first lead role—as the buck-naked star of Equus. Full Frontal Nudity is an uproarious memoir that captures an era and describes the unlikely origins of a star.

The Accidental Scot

A Kilts and Quilts Novel

Author: Patience Griffin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698404947

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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The newest romance in the charming Kilts and Quilts series from Patience Griffin, author of Meet Me in Scotland. Christmas in the small village of Gandiegow brings holiday cheer—and a chance for love between two strangers… When her father is injured in an accident, Edinburgh engineer Pippa McDonnell comes home to Gandiegow to take over the family business, the North Sea Valve Company. Now she’s working overtime trying to fix NSV’s finances and find the cash to get her father proper medical care. One possibility is to accept a partnership with MTech, an American firm desperate to get their hands on her da’s innovative valve design. He was against bringing in outsiders, but Pippa is desperate enough to at least listen to MTech’s charming representative Max McKinley. As Christmas approaches and with the help of Gandiegow's meddling quilters, Pippa and Max slowly find themselves attracted to each other. Max seems honorable, but is he there to steal the valve design…or Pippa’s heart? From the Paperback edition.

Accidental Dad

Author: Joshua McDowell

Publisher: First Edition Design eBook Publishing

ISBN: 9781506901268

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 170

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Joshua McDowell is a single father on a mission. He believes being a parent is the most rewarding experience in the world. For that reason, he wants you to help him change the family court system. Each year, millions of children grow up in fatherless homes, resulting in teen pregnancies, school dropouts, depression, and suicides. In Accidental Dad, McDowell talks frankly about his own fatherless childhood. Each child wants, needs, and deserves to grow up with a strong relationship with both parents, but those parents have to be there for the right reasons. McDowell is not an expert in conventional terms, with qualifying degrees to counsel others, but he knows how it felt to grow up without his father, and he also knows how it feels for a single father to have to deal with the court system that can make a father feel worthless. He worked on this book for several years and eventually sought a professional writer to help him bring his experiences and reflections to readers. He shares firsthand information about our family courts to provide a clear understanding of the bias in courts across this country against fathers who want custody of their children. Joshua McDowell is handing us all a challenge. Help McDowell change the world, and help bring loving, caring, good fathers back to the head of household! This book will even help those young boys who are thinking about having sex to wait. They certainly can learn from the author's mistakes of having a baby to young and dealing with the court system. author_bio: Contrary to popular belief, single fathers are getting the short end of the stick. I dedicate this book to all single fathers who truly love their children and want to be a major part of their lives. My son is my life. Without a doubt, I would give up my life for him. That's how much I love him, yet there were days in court when I would get so frustrated, so angry, and so tired of battling the bias against fathers - against me - that I was almost willing to walk away from it all. Fortunately I didn't, and neither should you. Never give up hope. I also dedicate this book to my smart and wonderful son. I love you, my buddy boy, with all my heart. I want you to learn from my mistakes. I tell my story here for you as well as for other dads, for family court judges, and for those lawyers and social workers who sincerely care for families and want to make the lives of children living with single moms a whole lot better. Keywords: Child Support. Custody, Visitation, Fathers Rights "

Accidental Dad

Author: Lois Richer

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 0373719426

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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A Family for the Rancher In a heartbreaking instant, rancher Sam Denver becomes guardian to his baby nephew and the young foster twins his late brother and sister-in-law hoped to adopt. With the Triple D ranch to run and two sets of grandparents to look after, the guarded cowboy is desperate for help. But when the children's maternal aunt finally returns home to Buffalo Gap, Kelly Krause's difficult past prevents her from believing she has much to offer Sam or the little ones. Yet when custody of the twins is in jeopardy, Sam discovers just how much his makeshift family needs Kelly...if only she'll stay.

News to Me

Adventures of an Accidental Journalist

Author: Laurie Hertzel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780816665587

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 206

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(Oh, and Newspaper doggedly outlasted the full-color Magapaper.) --Book Jacket.

The Accidental Countess

Author: Michelle Willingham

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1488026998

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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A countess of convenience… When Stephen Chesterfield, the Earl of Whitmore, awakes to find a beautiful woman berating him, he knows he's in trouble! He can't recall the past three months of his life, never mind having a wife! Emily Chesterfield is trapped in a marriage of convenience with a man who doesn't remember her. Stephen clearly thinks she's a highly unsuitable countess…so what will happen when she starts to fall for her enigmatic husband? The first full-length story in bestselling author Michelle Willingham's Accidental series, originally published in 2009

The Accidental Tourist

Author: Anne Tyler

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143196332

Category: Fiction

Page: 355

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Macon Leary is a travel writer who hates both travel and anything out of the ordinary. He is grounded by loneliness and an unwillingness to compromise his creature comforts when he meets Muriel, a deliciously peculiar dog-obedience trainer who up-ends Macon’s insular world–and thrusts him headlong into a remarkable engagement with life. Praise for The Accidental Tourist “Poignant . . . funny . . . The Accidental Tourist is one of her best. . . . [Tyler] has never been stronger.”—The New York Times “Bittersweet . . . evocative . . . It’s easy to forget this is the warm lull of fiction; you half-expect to run into her characters at the dry cleaners. . . . Tyler [is] a writer of great compassion.”—The Boston Globe “Tyler has given us an endlessly diverting book whose strength gathers gradually to become a genuinely thrilling one.”—Los Angeles Times “A delight . . . a graceful comic novel about getting through life.”—The Wall Street Journal “A rarely equaled richness and depth . . . Delicious humor . . . Without Anne Tyler, American fiction would be an immeasurably bleaker place.”—Newday “Incandescent, heartbreaking, exhilarating . . . One cannot reasonably expect fiction to be much better than this."—The Washington Post From the Trade Paperback edition.