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My brief history / by Hawking, Stephen,1942-2018,;
From his post-war childhood in London through his undergraduate years at Oxford, Hawking was smart but (according to him) undistinguished. A great lover of jokes and bets, he made an art of doing as little work as possible. All that changed, however, when Hawking received a diagnosis of Lou Gehrig's disease, or ALS, at the age of 21, and began his transformation into the (still fun-loving) explorer and explainer of the universe that we know today. Written with wit, humility, and warmth, 'My Brief History' gives us a candid examination of a life well-lived, including insight into his marriages and family life as well as a portrait of his intellectual evolution.
Subjects: Biography.; Biography.; Hawking, Stephen, 1942-2018.; Physicists; Cosmology.; Black holes (Astronomy);
© 2018., Bantam Books,
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Mackintosh / by Pickeral, Tamsin.; Mackintosh, Charles Rennie,1868-1928.Works.;
This text follows the rise and fall of one of Britain's most fascinating artists and designers of the 20th century. Covering everything from his early architecture, furniture, and decorative arts to his late watercolours, it provides the reader with information on the life and work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
Subjects: Art and Design.; Art and Design.; Mackintosh, Charles Rennie, 1868-1928; Mackintosh, Charles Rennie, 1868-1928.; Artists; Art nouveau.;
© 2018., Flame Tree Publishing,
Available copies: 0 / Total copies: 2
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Cute & easy little knits : 35 quick and quirky projects you'll love to make / by Trench, Nicki.;
Nicki Trench's simple patterns to make a huge variety of colourful little knits, including gifts for babies and adults, hats and gloves and makes for the home. This book contains 35 fun and easy projects, many of which can be made from less than one ball of yarn.
Subjects: Crafts.; Crafts.; Knitting;
© 2017., CICO Books,
Available copies: 1 / Total copies: 2
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Ma'am darling : 99 glimpses of Princess Margaret / by Brown, Craig,1957-;
Includes bibliographical references.John Fowles dreams of seducing her. Andy Warhol photographs her. Lucian Freud dances with her. Jack Nicholson puts his arm around her. Gore Vidal adores her. John Lennon blushes before her. Marlon Brando clams up in her company. Picasso plots to marry her. She is Princess Margaret. The one with the puffy face and the wraparound shades; the sad Royal, her life spent in decline; the most glamorous woman on earth; the unfailing presence in the index of every memoir, diary or letters collection from the 50s, 60s and 70s. This title, by turns comic and tragic, is about fame and art, snobbery and deference, fact and fiction.
Subjects: Biography.; Biography.; Margaret, Princess, Countess of Snowdon, 1930-2002.; Princesses;
© 2018., 4th Estate,
Available copies: 0 / Total copies: 2
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Pompom crafts : 17 fun projects to make / by Howard, Alison(Alison Jane),1954-author.;
Making pom poms is fantastic fun for all the family and these wonderfully easy pom-pom projects are sure to brighten up your day. Ideal to make as gifts for young and old alike, you can choose from 17 projects. The book includes clear step-by-step instructions and a fully illustrated techniques section.
Subjects: Textile crafts.; Tassels.; Crafts; Needlework & fabric crafts; Handicrafts, decorative arts & crafts; Sewing; Children's / Teenage general interest: Handicrafts;
© 2016., The Guild of Master Craftsman Publications,
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Give me your hand / by Abbott, Megan E.,1971-;
Kit has risen to the top of her profession and is on the brink of achieving everything she wanted. She hasn't let anything stop her. But now someone else is standing in her way - Diane. Best friends at seventeen, their shared ambition made them inseparable. Until the day Diane told Kit her secret - the worst thing she'd ever done, the worst thing Kit could imagine - and it blew their friendship apart. Kit is still the only person who knows what Diane did. And now Diane knows something about Kit that could destroy everything she's worked so hard for.
Subjects: Psychological fiction.; Thriller.; Thriller.;
© 2018., Picador,
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The sinners / by Atkins, Ace.;
The Pritchards had never been worth a damn - an evil, greedy family who made their living dealing drugs and committing mayhem. Years ago, Colson's late uncle had put the clan's patriarch in prison, but now he's getting out, with revenge, power, and family business on his mind. To make matters worse, a shady trucking firm with possible ties to the Gulf Coast syndicate has moved into Tibbehah, and they have their own methods of intimidation. With his longtime deputy Lillie Virgil now working up in Memphis, Quinn Colson finds himself having to fall back on some brand-new deputies to help him out, but with Old West-style violence breaking out, and his own wedding on the horizon, this is without doubt Colson's most trying times as sheriff.
Subjects: Detective and mystery stories.; Crime.; Crime.; Colson, Quinn;
© 2018., Corsair,
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The fourth shore / by Baily, Ginny.;
Liliana's beloved husband has been dead six months when she finds a roll of banknotes in a drawer with a note: Treat yourself to something nice, love. The same morning, in her local cafe, she spies the headline on La Repubblica: two men have been shot and injured in Rome and it is suspected that Libya's Colonel Gadaffi is behind it. When she reads the name of one of the victims, Abrama Cattaneo, the last forty years of her life in England - not speaking Italian, never mentioning her Italian family - disappear in an instant. She is transported back to her years in Italy and in Tripoli, and she realises that Cattaneo, a poet, is the nephew she last saw when he was a baby. Immediately she knows what she must do. She boards a place to Rome, where she plans to reclaim the life that she failed to have. Her real life.
Subjects: General.; General.;
© 2018., Fleet,
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A noise downstairs / by Barclay, Linwood.;
Paul Davis forgets things - he gets confused, he has sudden panic attacks. But he wasn't always like this. Eight months ago, Paul found two dead bodies in the back of a co-worker's car. He was attacked, left for dead, and has been slowly recovering ever since. His wife tries her best but fears the worst. Therapy helps during the days, but at night he hears things - impossible things - that no one else can. That nobody else believes. Either he's losing his mind - or someone wants him to think he is. But just because he's paranoid doesn't mean it's not happening.
Subjects: Suspense fiction.; Thriller.; Thriller.;
© 2018., Orion Books,
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An Italian summer / by Blake, Fanny.;
Sandy is in her fifties, and at a crossroads in her life: she's a teacher and respected by her pupils, but she feels she is being sidelined in favour of younger colleagues. So when her mother dies, leaving her a sealed envelope addressed to an unknown woman living in Naples, Sandy decides to head to Italy to resolve the mystery by delivering the letter herself. She books herself on to a small sightseeing trip from Rome to Naples and the Amalfi Coast, hoping to meet some like-minded people along the way. Who is the mysterious woman she is searching for? And will Sandy find friendship, or even love, along the way?
Subjects: General.; General.;
© 2018., Orion Books,
Available copies: 0 / Total copies: 11
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