Whatever Next?

Reminiscences of a Journey Through Life

Author: Earl Ferrers

Publisher: Biteback Publishing

ISBN: 1849544123

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

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In this charming and poignant memoir, the 13th Earl Ferrers - 'a farmer who got caught up in the slipstream of politics' - reflects on a life very well lived. Alongside contemplative musings on politics, religion, relationships and the meaning of life are humorous anecdotes - on his aristocratic upbringing at Staunton Harold in the 1930s, high jinks at Winchester and Cambridge, national service in the jungle of Malaya and his time as minister in every Conservative Government from Macmillan to Major. Drawing on nearly sixty years of public service, Whatever Next? recounts captivating tales of the ups and downs of Westminster life - including choice nuggets of original correspondence, cartoons and poems - from a peer with a real twinkle in his eye.

Whatever Next?

Author: Tony Porter

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1785895974

Category: Design

Page: 200

View: 4460


After a sickly start to his life, Tony Porter certainly made up for it – he started his career selling paint for ICI, who later sent him to Nigeria. There he married Beatrice and they had three children. Brought home 8 years later following the outbreak of the Biafran war, he left ICI and immersed himself in the swinging 60s, painting his convertible Citroen brown and selling high fashion for the Kensington Biba store, founded by his sister-in-law Barbara Hulanicki. Subsequently, Tony left Biba to start his own fashion PR business in the West End of London, and was also part of the group that set up the British (later London) Fashion Week. With the help of Beatrice, their PR Company prospered, enabling them to buy a yacht, and in due course even tiny Burgh Island, lying off the South coast of Devon. Having restored its Art Deco hotel, they sold the island and Tony is concentrating on his new career as a writer. Punctuated by his laugh-a-minute style, Whatever Next? is a unique biography of a life spent at the forefront of British fashion. This book will be enjoyed by those interested in the fashion industry, but more broadly by readers looking for an entertaining narrative of an unbelievable life.

Whatever Next! (The Hopkins Family Saga, Book 7)

An engaging tale of family life, marriage and retirement

Author: Billy Hopkins

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0755372352

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 4075


Having taken early retirement, what will Billy get up to now? Whatever Next! is an enchanting episode in the fictionalised life of Billy Hopkins that describes his charming and humorous exploits after his retirement. Perfect for fans of Maureen Lee and Harry Bowling. Billy Hopkins is thrilled to be released from the trials and tribulations of teaching when he takes early retirement. He's just buzzing with ideas for filling his time and making a spare buck - whether it's investing in apparently fail-safe business enterprises, starting up himself as an entrepreneur specialising in doll's houses or writing up the story of his life. Only one of those is likely to have the desired result on the financial front - but Billy's hilarious descriptions of his efforts, together with lovely glimpses of his ever-expanding family, make Whatever Next! a delightful and absolutely satisfying novel, which will update on-going readers and introduce many new ones to the unique world of the Hopkins household. What readers are saying about Whatever Next!: 'To say it's a pleasure to read is an understatement' 'This book has us laughing all the way through as so many of his stories and observations are what we all feel but do not dare to voice' 'He is the master of the difficult art of simple story telling'

Whatever Next!

Author: Jill Murphy

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9780230015470

Category: Bears

Page: 40

View: 5656


A new enlarged edition of a picture book classic! The moon and back before bathtime? Whatever next! Join Baby Bear as he finds a rocket, makes friends with an owl and has a picnic on the moon! A beautiful story of innocence and imagination, full of Jill Murphy's characteristic warmth and humour, this is the second Bear family adventure following the bestselling Peace at Last.

Whatever Next!

Author: Billy Hopkins

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780755336425

Category: Manchester (England)

Page: 416

View: 4568


An enchanting new episode in the fictionalised life of Billy Hopkins, with whom readers have travelled happily since his birth in 1920s Manchester, through the war years and on to the swinging sixties.

All the Power in the World

Author: Peter K. Unger

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195155617

Category: Philosophy

Page: 640

View: 3791


Unger provocatively breaks with what he terms the conservatism of present day philosophy, and returns to central themes from Descartes, Locke, Hume and others. He sets out to answer profoundly difficult human questions about ourselves and the world in this philosophical journey into the nature of reality.

Whatever Next!

More Tales from Waikanae Estuary

Author: Michael Peryer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780473285883

Category: Bird watching

Page: 88

View: 1504


Waikanae Estuary Scientific Reserve and the Waimanu Lagoons are a wonderful treasure on the Kapiti Coast. This unique setting, being in an urban environment, is a haven for 64 different species of birds, with around 20 on show at any one time. Mik Peryer has an extensive knowledge of the local birdlife with an array of stories to be told . . .

Gluon Notes

Author: Jamie Inglis

Publisher: Prohibited Publications

ISBN: 9780955681059

Category: Poetry

Page: 108

View: 7324


Gluon Notes is the fourth collection of poems by Jamie Inglis. Special Casewrap Edition. Contains a handful of favourites from Hold On followed by six sets of new poems including a series from The Greatest Raid of All on Saint-Nazaire, France; a series following September 11th 2001 and The War on Terror; some Scottish Haiku's; some earlier poems and more New Neologisms. Poems about travel and time, in this world and the coming one. Poems about yesterday's battles and today's wars. Poems about us and who we are. Poems for explorers and navigators. He lives in Edinburgh, Scotland. 'Rich in ideas, images and insight.' The Poetry Index. www.poetry-index.com. Previous collections include The Geometer's Dreams (1992), Fractals & Mnemonics (1996), Hold On (2000).

Whatever Next Mr. Wallace

Author: Sue Whitaker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781907978098


Page: 36

View: 8328


All Mr. Wallace the little teddy bear really wants is a little girl or boy to love him and keep him safe! However the adventures and perils just keep coming! Join the courageous teddy bear as he survives against all the odds and learns that some human beings are really good and some are really bad. This is the second Mr. Wallace adventure book have you read the first 'The Further Adventures of Mr. Wallace'?

Familie Keck - Das wäre ja gelacht!

Author: Julian Clary

Publisher: cbt Verlag

ISBN: 3641182956

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

View: 5658


Herr und Frau Keck leben in einem hübschen Haus, haben tolle Jobs und sie lachen gern. Eigentlich sind sie nicht weiter auffällig. Bis auf eine Kleinigkeit – sie sind Hyänen. Das ist bisher noch niemandem in ihrer Nachbarschaft aufgefallen, selbst dann nicht, als ihre Kinder Bobby und Betty zur Welt kamen. Doch der grummelige Herr Kamuffel von nebenan scheint etwas zu ahnen, und ein Familienausflug in den nahegelegenen Wildpark droht plötzlich unangenehme Konsequenzen zu haben ...

Modern Art: A Very Short Introduction

Author: David Cottington

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191577820

Category: Art

Page: 168

View: 4083


As public interest in modern art continues to grow, as witnessed by the spectacular success of Tate Modern and the Bilbao Guggenheim, there is a real need for a book that will engage general readers, offering them not only information and ideas about modern art, but also explaining its contemporary relevance and history. This book achieves all this and focuses on interrogating the idea of 'modern' art by asking such questions as: What has made a work of art qualify as modern (or fail to)? How has this selection been made? What is the relationship between modern and contemporary art? Is 'postmodernist' art no longer modern, or just no longer modernist - in either case, why, and what does this claim mean, both for art and the idea of 'the modern'? Cottington examines many key aspects of this subject, including the issue of controversy in modern art, from Manet's Dejeuner sur L'Herbe (1863) to Picasso's Les Demoiselles, and Tracey Emin's Bed, (1999); and the role of the dealer from the main Cubist art dealer Kahnweiler to Charles Saatchi. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

A Practical Approach to Large-Scale Agile Development

How HP Transformed LaserJet FutureSmart Firmware

Author: Gary Gruver,Mike Young,Pat Fulghum

Publisher: Addison-Wesley

ISBN: 0132981017

Category: Computers

Page: 208

View: 3999


Today, even the largest development organizations are turning to agile methodologies, seeking major productivity and quality improvements. However, large-scale agile development is difficult, and publicly available case studies have been scarce. Now, three agile pioneers at Hewlett-Packard present a candid, start-to-finish insider’s look at how they’ve succeeded with agile in one of the company’s most mission-critical software environments: firmware for HP LaserJet printers. This book tells the story of an extraordinary experiment and journey. Could agile principles be applied to re-architect an enormous legacy code base? Could agile enable both timely delivery and ongoing innovation? Could it really be applied to 400+ developers distributed across four states, three continents, and four business units? Could it go beyond delivering incremental gains, to meet the stretch goal of 10x developer productivity improvements? It could, and it did—but getting there was not easy. Writing for both managers and technologists, the authors candidly discuss both their successes and failures, presenting actionable lessons for other development organizations, as well as approaches that have proven themselves repeatedly in HP’s challenging environment. They not only illuminate the potential benefits of agile in large-scale development, they also systematically show how these benefits can actually be achieved. Coverage includes: • Tightly linking agile methods and enterprise architecture with business objectives • Focusing agile practices on your worst development pain points to get the most bang for your buck • Abandoning classic agile methods that don’t work at the largest scale • Employing agile methods to establish a new architecture • Using metrics as a “conversation starter” around agile process improvements • Leveraging continuous integration and quality systems to reduce costs, accelerate schedules, and automate the delivery pipeline • Taming the planning beast with “light-touch” agile planning and lightweight long-range forecasting • Implementing effective project management and ensuring accountability in large agile projects • Managing tradeoffs associated with key decisions about organizational structure • Overcoming U.S./India cultural differences that can complicate offshore development • Selecting tools to support quantum leaps in productivity in your organization • Using change management disciplines to support greater enterprise agility

Succeeding with Your Doctorate

Author: N.A

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412901154

Category: Education

Page: 228

View: 2070


This work offers guidance and discussion on all aspects of successful doctoral work. The authors advise on every stage in the process of completing a doctorate, from helping to engage in critical reflection to useful guidelines on preparing for, and surviving, the viva.

Olly Murs - The Biography

Author: Justin Lewis

Publisher: John Blake Publishing

ISBN: 1782190856

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

View: 5916


Olly Murs may have finished in second place on television's The X Factor in 2009, but the heartthrob singer has since become one of British pop's winners. The cheeky chappie with the tight trousers and the porkpie hat has sold out concert tours, released bestselling albums and enjoyed a string of hits including 'Please Don't Let Me Go' and 'Heart Skips a Beat'. A regular in the charts and in the gossip columns, Olly is regarded by many as a possible successor to icons like Robbie Williams and Will Young. But not content with his triumphs as a singer, he has also become a TV fixture. After becoming the co-host of The Xtra Factor, he graduated to his own series, Olly: Life on Murs, in 2012. Olly Murs: The Biography follows his journey from suburbia to stardom and beyond. It explores how a seemingly ordinary and grounded Essex boy was determined to follow his dream - and was strong and shrewd enough to survive the heady world of entertainment. Along the way, we see how his promising first career as a semi-pro footballer was halted and we discover how he deals with the pros and cons of a celebrity lifestyle. This is a must-read for any music fan.