Two plays from the talented winner of the Stewart Parker Trust Award.
Author: Karen Cogan
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Two rich and startling monologues from award-winning actor and playwright Karen Cogan. Cork, 1998. An obsessive odyssey through the city. Dancing on tables, 3 a.m. breakfast rolls and waking up, polluted, on the wrong person's doorstep. Brenda and her ferocious best pal are part of the city furniture. But one of them is realising that she's got it all, all of it, horribly wrong and it might be too late. Drip Feed is an infectious, dark comedy about the messiness of being young(ish), female and queer. The play was shortlisted for the Verity Bargate Award 2017, and premiered at Assembly George Square as part of the 2018 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, in a co-production between Fishamble and Soho Theatre, London. Also included in this volume is Karen Cogan's first play The Half Of It, a relentless, darkly lyrical work about a life, lived unseen, which won the Stewart Parker Award in 2018 after a sold-out run at the Dublin Fringe Festival, produced by Mommo Theatre. In a London flat, a Cork woman is climbing the walls. She lives alone, eating dry digestives and hiding from the postman. She hasn't stepped outside in six years. Does she definitely still exist?
Diana corrects them and then resumes drip-feeding her abuse. Words spit from her like unpalatable food – chav, pissed, failure – they land on Valerie and ...
Author: Catherine Chanter
Publisher: Canongate Books
When she was sixteen, Diana left her unhappy family and set out to make a new life. Twenty-five years later, she has arrived. Recently married to Edmund, she lives with him at his family’s historic country home. But when Diana hears that her mother has died, she impulsively asks estranged half-sister Valerie and her nine-year-old son to stay. The night of the funeral, fueled by wine and years of resentment, the sisters argue and a terrible accident occurs. The foundations of a well-ordered life start to crack and the lies begin to surface, one dangerous secret after another. And then there’s the boy, watching, waiting. The Half Sister is a profound and haunting portrayal of those who are imprisoned by their past and by the struggle to find the words which will release them.
boot, using half of it to douse her coat and drip-feeding the rest into her lolling, drooling mouth. Isobel was already sitting in my passenger seat, ...
Author: Colin Butcher
Publisher: Penguin UK
AS SEEN ON BBC BREAKFAST & IN THE TIMES Missing cat? Molly the pet detective is on the case. Molly the cocker spaniel spent the first years of her life unloved and unwanted. But her life changed forever when Colin, Head of the UK Pet Detectives, spotted her on a rescue page. With her big heart, intelligence and incredible sense of smell, Molly was a natural pet detective, assisting Colin as he travelled across the country reuniting beloved missing cats with their grateful owners. Molly has also tracked down stolen dogs, survived a deadly snake bite in the line of duty, and even unearthed hidden treasure - there's never a dull day in the life of a dog detective! This is the heart-warming true story of how with love and devotion - and a good nose - a little dog can make a big difference. 'The real life pet detective' Sunday Mirror Previously published as Molly & Me
it without even being seen to accept the mission. ... drip-feeding them cash when they need it, doing whatever it takes to save them from bunkers of their ...
Author: Richard Hytner
Publisher: Profile Books
The key to success lies in getting to the top, right? Wrong. Not everyone can be in charge but, more importantly, not everyone should want to be. Richard Hytner, Deputy Chairman of Saatchi & Saatchi, thinks it's time to celebrate the second-in-commands, the consiglieri: from Merlin, to Al Gore, Rasputin to Machiavelli. These are the deputies, the Vice Presidents, the C-suite, the department heads - lieutenants, advisers, and counselors - whose influence determines the fate of boardrooms, corporations, and nations. While supremacy comes with drawbacks and influence, authority and power can be found in much more interesting places than the CEO's chair. Consiglieri: Leading from The Shadows brings together historical examples from Harry Hopkins to William Seward, conversations with contemporary second-in-commands like Tony Blair and Sir Alex Ferguson, and unique insights into Stalin, JFK, and Winnie the Pooh. A mirror for contemporary 'No. 2's' and a theoretical map for future consiglieri, the book traverses an array of powerful advisers from the White House to the Vatican, across international business, sports, and entertainment, as well as citing provocative research from psychology and academia.
Drysdale kept the half-smile on his face. 'I've got the team in Govan still working on the old guys, drip-feeding them. They're now firmly anti-immigrant, ...
Author: BRM Stewart
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
This is a crime thriller largely set in Glasgow, Scotland. Grant Cairns is a private investigator who is employed by an investigative journalist to look into a company called Caledonia data - CalDat - which she suspects is routing dark money to far-right groups, and also funding fake news. As Cairns pursues his leads, he is contacted by an old associate, ex-DS Amanda Pitt. Her former colleagues are trying to explain a murder where the perpetrator could not have known the victim, but who shouted right-wing slogans as he carried out his crime. Amanda has nothing in her life after being invalided out of Police Scotland, and she is fixated by this case. She enlists Cairns' help, and also help from a friend, Martin McGregor who knows a young white hacker who has interesting international links. Cairns reluctantly helps her, and then finds that her case links to hers. He becomes enmeshed in a world of fake news, where the consequences for its victims are life-changing.
Aaron spent a minute parsing the new map, but it was well-annotated, ... but he couldn't see how it would help to drip-feed the unpleasantness.
Author: Greg Egan
Greg Egan's Perihelion Summer is a story of people struggling to adapt to a suddenly alien environment, and the friendships and alliances they forge as they try to find their way in a world where the old maps have lost their meaning. Taraxippus is coming: a black hole one tenth the mass of the sun is about to enter the solar system. Matt and his friends are taking no chances. They board a mobile aquaculture rig, the Mandjet, self-sustaining in food, power and fresh water, and decide to sit out the encounter off-shore. As Taraxippus draws nearer, new observations throw the original predictions for its trajectory into doubt, and by the time it leaves the solar system, the conditions of life across the globe will be changed forever. Praise for Perihelion Summer “Egan here doubles down on climate change with his typically rigorous exploration of a cosmic accident’s effect on Earth and all its people. His characters are sharp and funny and their courageous response to the massive challenge they face works as a spur to cause us to think—why couldn’t we do as well with our own great challenge? This is what the best science fiction can do that no other genre can, and we need it now more than ever. Bravo!” — Kim Stanley Robinson At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Even in the half-light, I can see the drip feeding into my grandmother's hand. ... I watch the clock as it crawls through the early hours and try not to ...
Author: Cathy Cassidy
Publisher: Penguin UK
The brand-new fourth book in the gorgeous Lost and Found series from Cathy Cassidy, bestselling author of The Chocolate Box Girls. Phoenix is a firebrand and a fire starter. After burning down a dormitory at her prestigious boarding school, Phoenix is sent to live with her grandmother, the owner of Greystones mansion. But Phoenix struggles to settle in . . . Will the band accept Phoenix, despite her spiky personality? And can Phoenix finally find true friends in the Lost & Found?
... post-dated cheque(s), e.g. half now and half in, say, three months' time. It is better to obtain a drip feed of payment than achieve the Pyrrhic victory ...
Author: Diana Yakeley
The BIID Interior Design Job Book is the first book to set out the professional standard for running an interior design project. It does so step by step, in a sequence designed to complement the construction industry’s standard Plan of Work, providing guidance at every stage of a job from appraisal of the client’s requirements through to completion. Suitable for all interior design projects – whether small or large – and for both interior designers working in an integrated design team and those acting as lead consultant, it brings a codified procedure and a professional rigour to the way your practice works and the way your projects run – vital for achieving a professional edge in a competitive field. Its hands-on approach is supplemented by numerous model letters and specimen forms, which the designer can quickly adapt to any job in question.
'This situation – us being out of the loop, him breaking rank and drip-feeding us information – the way I saw it, it was win-win for him.
Author: Sophie Hannah
Publisher: Hachette UK
The fourth psychological suspense novel from the phenomenal, bestselling Sophie Hannah. A must-read for fans of Clare Mackintosh and Paula Hawkins. 'Utterly gripping' The Times 'Thrilling' Sunday Telegraph Why would anyone confess to a murder that never happened? Ruth Bussey knows what it means to be in the wrong and to be wronged. She once did something she regrets, and her punishment nearly destroyed her. Now Ruth is rebuilding her life, and has found a love she doesn't believe she deserves: Aidan Seed. Aidan is also troubled by a past he hates to talk about, until one day he decides he must confide in Ruth. He tells her that years ago he killed someone: a woman called Mary Trelease. Ruth is confused. She's certain she's heard the name before, and when she realises why it sounds familiar, her fear and confusion deepen - because the Mary Trelease that Ruth knows is very much alive . . .
... day it had been halfcarried, half-dragged, inside there by four Asian men in overalls, who had confidently predicted that, by way of a drip-feed style, ...
Author: Keith Price
Publisher: Grosvenor House Publishing
Josh had no idea that his famous uncle Danny had suddenly returned home from California. How could he? He was teaching at a private school in England, having got as far away as possible from the scene of his best friend’s tragic death for which Josh felt solely responsible. But, although knowing in his bones that the county’s horrific badger cull would, sooner or later, compel him to return to Wales, it turned out to be something wholly unexpected, and of a supernatural nature, which caused Josh to be captured there, and so forced to confront his demons.
... and weren't bothered about slicing open another gaping sore in your son and drip-feeding acid on it like they'd been doing for the last half an hour.
Author: Gerald M. O’Connor
Publisher: Down & Out Books
“O’Connor’s lilting prose beautifies his tale [as he] tackles a serious theme of forlornness with sincerity, buoyancy, and wit.” —Kirkus Reviews All families have secrets. Most go untold … In the summer of ’96, Benjamin Hackett has come of age, technically. And in the midst of the celebratory hangover, his world is whipped out from under his feet. His parents have finally shared their lifelong secret with him; he’s adopted. At the age of eighteen, the boy still has some growing up to do, and with the help of JJ, his loquacious consigliore and bodyguard, he embarks on an adventure that’ll put to bed a lifetime of lies. Over the course of five days, they find themselves caught up in the darker side of Cork. But when they sweep through the misfits blocking their way and finally discover the truth of it … now that’s the greatest shock of all. The Origins of Benjamin Hackett is a tender tale of heartache and displacement told through a wry and courageous voice. Set in Ireland, it’s a timely reminder that the world hasn’t moved on just as fast as we fancy. Now, in this emotionally charged story, Gerald O’Connor explores conditioned guilt and its consequences in a country still hiding from the sins of its past. Praise for THE ORIGINS OF BENJAMIN HACKETT “The Origins of Benjamin Hackett by Gerald O’Connor is a raucous and riotous coming of age story that is brutal, tender and hilarious.” — Paul D. Brazill, author of A Case of Noir and Guns of Brixton “O’Connor doles out killer dialogue that adds oodles of character to this hero’s journey. Told with the lilt and panache of Joseph O’Connor and Dermot Bolger in their novels of the ’90s, Gerald O’Connor is the new and improved voice we’ve been waiting for.” — Gerard Brennan, author of Undercover and Wee Rockets “Visceral writing that inherits a long Irish tradition. O’Connor’s narrative contains sharp characterisation, and has an assured voice, while dramatising conditioned guilt with humour and style.” — Richard Godwin, author of Apostle Rising, Mr. Glamour and One Lost Summer and others “If you’re expecting the usual coming-of-age tale, you’re in for a big shock. This is a tale big on heart and one which the author, Gerald O’Connor, has hied religiously to the advice of Harry Crews for writers, to ‘leave out the parts readers skip.’ None of those parts remain in these pages. An auspicious debut!” — Les Edgerton, author of The Death of Tarpons, The Bitch, The Genuine, Imitation, Plastic Kidnapping, Bomb, and others
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Author: Roger Wilkinson
Publisher: Reedswain Inc.
Full of innovative drills designed to teach players skills and tactics while building the necessary physical conditioning level required in the modern game of soccer, "Innovative Soccer Drills" is suitable for the player, parent and coach at the junior league and junior high school level.
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Author: Kieron Tyler
Publisher: Omnibus Press
From rank outsiders to pop stardom a decade later, The Damned blazed an anarchic trail through punk rock to achieve massive chart success. A beacon for the Sex Pistols and The Clash to follow, they flung down the musical gauntlet in 1976 with Britain’s first punk single ‘New Rose’. Smashing It Up: A Decade of Chaos with The Damned is their definitive biography, drawing on new, in-depth research and interviews with associates and band members – including founders Brian James, Chris Millar (Rat Scabies), Raymond Burns (Captain Sensible) and David Lett (David Vanian). Conflict was rife: managers and labels came and went; bridges were burnt; opportunities squandered; and Kieron Tyler reveals how – and why – the wayward, wild and wilful Damned are the punk band that survived, and why they truly led the British Punk movement and outshone their contemporaries.
The government gave us the drip irrigation equipment but I didn't know how to use it. I threw half of this equipment (central fertigation units, filters, .
Author: Jean-Philippe Venot
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Initially associated with hi-tech irrigated agriculture, drip irrigation is now being used by a much wider range of farmers in emerging and developing countries. This book documents the enthusiasm, spread and use of drip irrigation systems by smallholders but also some disappointments and disillusion faced in the global South. It explores and explains under which conditions it works, for whom and with what effects. The book deals with drip irrigation 'behind the scenes', showcasing what largely remain 'untold stories'. Most research on drip irrigation use plot-level studies to demonstrate the technology’s ability to save water or improve efficiencies and use a narrow and rather prescriptive engineering or economic language. They tend to be grounded in a firm belief in the technology and focus on the identification of ways to improve or better realize its potential. The technology also figures prominently in poverty alleviation or agricultural modernization narratives, figuring as a tool to help smallholders become more innovative, entrepreneurial and business minded. Instead of focusing on its potential, this book looks at drip irrigation-in-use, making sense of what it does from the perspectives of the farmers who use it, and of the development workers and agencies, policymakers, private companies, local craftsmen, engineers, extension agents or researchers who engage with it for a diversity of reasons and to realize a multiplicity of objectives. While anchored in a sound engineering understanding of the design and operating principles of the technology, the book extends the analysis beyond engineering and hydraulics to understand drip irrigation as a sociotechnical phenomenon that not only changes the way water is supplied to crops but also transforms agricultural farming systems and even how society is organized. The book provides field evidence from a diversity of interdisciplinary case studies in sub-Saharan Africa, the Mediterranean, Latin America, and South Asia, thus revealing some of the untold stories of drip irrigation.
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Author: Jo Bannister
Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd
Detective Constable Hazel Best’s latest assignment takes an unexpected turn in the compelling new Gabriel Ash mystery. Returning to work after an extended leave of absence, DC Hazel Best’s first task is to shadow TV historian Oliver Ford, who has arrived in Norbold to open a new museum. What should have been a routine assignment takes a decidedly dramatic turn however when Hazel saves Ford from a murderous attack that would appear to be an act of jihad. But why would someone fly thousands of miles to firebomb an obscure little museum in a quiet English village? Hazel can’t help thinking there’s more to this case than meets the eye. Meanwhile, Hazel’s friend Gabriel Ash and her lodger Saturday are growing increasingly uneasy at Hazel’s developing relationship with Oliver Ford. Though neither of them can guess the real danger that Hazel - and not only Hazel - faces, nor the direction from which it comes.
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Author: W.J. Blackwood
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
This is the story of the murder of a man of our time. An environmental champion committed to the fight against Global Warming with a perfect public image but a background of a dark and treacherous rise to power.
It comes in flurries and not as a steady drip-feed. It is pieced together and rarely planned. I still regularly meet trainee teachers who have had the half ...
Author: Paul Dix
Publisher: Crown House Publishing Ltd
In When the Adults Change, Everything Changes: Seismic Shifts in School Behaviour, Paul Dix upends the debate on behaviour management in schools and offers effective tips and strategies that serve to end the search for change in children and turn the focus back on the adults. You can buy in the best behaviour tracking software, introduce 24/7 detentions or scream 'NO EXCUSES' as often as you want - but ultimately the solution lies with the behaviour of the adults. It is the only behaviour over which we have absolute control. Drawing on anecdotal case studies, scripted interventions and approaches which have been tried and tested in a range of contexts, from the most challenging urban comprehensives to the most privileged international schools, behaviour training expert and Pivotal Education director Paul Dix advocates an inclusive approach that is practical, transformative and rippling with respect for staff and learners. An approach in which behavioural expectations and boundaries are exemplified by people, not by a thousand rules that nobody can recall. When the Adults Change, Everything Changes illustrates how, with their traditional sanction- and exclusion-led methods, the 'punishment brigade' are losing the argument. It outlines how each school can build authentic practice on a stable platform, resulting in shifts in daily rules and routines, in how we deal with the angriest learners, in restorative practice and in how we appreciate positive behaviour. Each chapter is themed and concludes with three helpful checklists Testing, Watch out for and Nuggets designed to help you form your own behaviour blueprint. Throughout the book both class teachers and school leaders will find indispensable advice about how to involve all staff in developing a whole school ethos built on kindness, empathy and understanding. Suitable for all head teachers, school leaders, teachers, NQTs and classroom assistants in any phase or context, including SEND and alternative provision settings who are looking to upgrade their own classroom management or school behaviour plan. When the Adults Change Everything Changes was a silver winner 2017 Foreword INDIES Awards in the Education category. Named one of Book Authority's best education reform books of all time. Named one of Book Authority's best education books of all time.