'A joyous compendium of facts, fun and stories. This hilarious and informative guide is destined to become the companion to radio's most enduring panel game' PAUL MERTON In this first ever official companion, chairman Nicholas Parsons tells the fascinating story of the much-loved panel game and Graham Norton, Sue Perkins, Jenny Eclair and Gyles Brandreth share their memories of the show. Over the decades, the greats of British comedy have entertained Just a Minute listeners with performances that have come to define our comic heritage - from Kenneth Williams' outrageously funny 'battles' with Sheila Hancock, Clement Freud's acerbic wit and Derek Nimmo's tall tales to Paul Merton's imaginative flights of fancy, Julian Clary's flagrant innuendos and Pam Ayres' poetic humour. Welcome to Just a Minute! is an entertaining journey through British comedy history and a master class in comic timing, verbal dexterity and sharp one-liners.
LOVE WELCOME SERVE is a cookbook of Southern comfort food from Amy Nelson Hannon, the owner of Euna Mae's, a destination kitchen boutique in Northwest Arkansas. Having been a preacher's wife in the South for more than twenty years, Amy Hannon's heart for hospitality was established, confirming her long-held belief that people who are cooked for feel cared for. Modeled after her grandmother, Euna Mae, Amy's big-hearted lifestyle has become noticed by a disconnected world that is drawn to her mission of using food to love, welcome, and serve those around her. Amy encourages people to open their homes and their hearts, connecting with folks over food; and she offers home cooks simple, crowd-pleasing, comfort recipes, meals that can be prepared for whatever the hospitality affair. Recipes like Brown Sugar Chili over Cheese Grits, Cream Cheese Chicken Enchiladas, and Sam's Pulled Pork are perfect belly-fillers for gathering people in your home. And recipes like Comfort Chicken Pot Pie, Hello Dolly Brownies, and Layered Spaghetti Pie are ideal for giving to folks when they just need to feel loved. Combined with her refreshing enthusiasm and approachable recipes, Amy Hannon has ignited a passion in young cooks who are spreading their hospitality wings, and she has reignited that same passion in seasoned cooks who had forgotten how much joy comes from serving others. Love Welcome Serve, Amy's first cookbook, will encourage you to embrace hospitality so you can enjoy the life that happens when you make and serve food for your people.
Successful and content in every way describes the 1950s world of Brad and Lydia Westbrook. Until their firstborn child died in his sleep at only three days old, the description fits. Their ensuing darkness seems impenetrable. Enter Gus: blond, intense brown eyes, a constantly wagging tail, and in need of a good home. Laughter returns slowly and grows with each addition to the family, coming from a variety of God's creatures in need of care. Animal antics cause the shadows to diminish, and become the unlikely catalyst for stability and happiness to once again become commonplace. The journey to complete restoration of faith is not concluded until the Westbrook home welcomes a tiny infant, an ill-tempered mother-in-law, a struggling family, and a young woman burdened with a terrible secret. All seek comfort here. More surprises - some would say miracles - await the family, now tested and thoroughly ready to meet whatever comes along. All Angels Welcome Here is a story you will never forget.
Nobody said a fresh start would be easy A clean slate is exactly what Katie Gallagher needs, and Bar Harbor, Maine, is the best place to get it. Except the cottage her grandmother left her is overrun with woodland creatures, and the police chief, Aiden Cavanaugh, seems determined to arrest her! Katie had no idea she'd broken his heart fifteen years ago… "Kelly's debut book is smart, sexy, and so much fun. I couldn't put it down." —Laurie Benson, author of the Secret Lives of the Ton series
Eleven-year-old Remy loves Seagate, the island where her grandmother had a house and where her family spends every summer vacation. But this year’s different. Remy misses her dog, Danish, who recently passed away. The usual Seagate traditions don’t feel the same—and neither does her relationship with her two best friends, Micayla and Bennett. Micayla’s family is moving to Seagate year-round, and she’s spending more time with the year-round kids. Bennett’s doing “boy stuff” with new kid Calvin and his snobby sister Claire. Remy takes comfort in the company of Dog Beach—which is where she hatches her plan to bring her friends closer and recapture the Seagate magic. This start of a new series is filled with summer treats, activities, and the spirit of friendship and invention that are Greenwald’s trademarks. Praise for Welcome to Dog Beach "Remy’s quiet tale of change and growth marks a promising start to a new series." --Kirkus Reviews "Greenwald (My Summer of Pink & Green) gives Remy a candid and relatable voice in this first book in the Seagate Summers series." --Publishers Weekly "Dog devotees and aspiring entrepreneurs will find a friend and mentor in Remy, who adroitly combines her puppy love with a knack for business. She’ll also make a good companion for those self-serious tween readers looking for a little sympathy on the perplexing and often unpleasant road to adolescence." --Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
Welcome to Connor, My Hometown is a novel about a small town in Ohio and, more importantly, its various people, their lives, loves, failures and successes, and their interactions with one another. It employs a device, first seen in Thornton Wilder's Our Town, whereas, in that play, the stage manager would talk to the audience several times throughout the play. In this case, the town's editor of the Connor Gazette speaks to the reader. He himself is one of the strongest characters in the novel, and his love of the town and its people becomes readily apparent. There is romance. Jenna, owner of the Chit Chat Cafe, which is the public gathering place for many of the town's locals, meets Brian, an engineer and contract specialist from Sedwick Electronics, and they fall in love and get married. Both of them are in their mid-thirties. Pastor Barry Yoder and his wife, Sherry, are among the most beloved of the town's inhabitants, and they minister to the people. They come alongside a couple who have separated and help restore the lost love from their marriage. Jim and Bessie Benson are loved by everyone. He owns the town's Marathon gas station, and Bessie makes the best pies in the town, but she finds out she has cancer, and the whole town comes together and prays for her. There is Miss Ruth Hennessey, principal of Marshall Middle School, who is a no-nonsense woman on the outside but has a heart of gold on the inside. There's Jim Morrison, general contractor, and Randy Colthirst, the town's dentist. All three hang out nearly every weekday at the Chit Chat café, and their interactions and banter make for some lively discussions. And that's what makes the Chit Chat Cafe seem more like a home than a restaurant. There are many more memorable characters, including the mayor, police chief, fire chief, other pastors. You will grow to love the town and its people. The editor, who used to be a columnist for a major Chicago newspaper for twenty years, brings it all together. I would love to live in Connor myself!
This well written, captivating tale takes the reader seven centuries into the future to the planet known as Sarnia. Located at the junction of the Orion and Sagittarius Arm of the Milky Way Galaxy, Sarnia is also near the junction of three space faring empires. Previous events have left Terrans living on the planet dealing with life amongst six other intelligent races. For Sarnia host's three intelligent indigenous species, who are unwillingly sharing their native world with two other species imprisoned there, while being administered by another alien species that has been hired by yet another, Sarnia's current rulers, alien species. For those interested in plot, the Planet Sarnia series has a large, multi-threaded plot that plays out over the entire nine book series. The storytelling is very good, with the tale freely flowing from section to section, in a very readable and entertaining manner. What happened to the Terrans living on Sarnia? Please visit the Planet Sarnia website for more information.
Between Hollywood glamour and small-town secrets, what is the truth? The show American Superstars is the hottest thing on television, but its associate producer, Mandalay Florentino, is worried. She's just arrived in the tiny town of Daily, Texas, to arrange a surprise "reunion concert" for hometown finalist Amber Amberson. Only it turns out everyone in town seems to know the secret. And paparazzi are arriving. And word from Hollywood is that Amber has disappeared with a "bad boy" actor. Can anything go right in this tumbleweed town? Imagene Doll loves her town of Daily, Texas, but things are lonelier without her beloved husband. Life seems dull. At least until that fancy-dressed woman pulls into town, looking terrified and glamorous all at once. Soon life's not the least bit boring as Imagene--and the rest of Daily--find themselves at the center of a media maelstrom...with a young girl's future on the line.
Kazuhiro and Marie officially start dating after he confesses his love to her. After taking care of the aftermath of defeating Zarish, the gang discusses the details of how to spend their summer in Japan. Kazuhiro and Marie are excited to have Wridra visit Earth for the first time in a while, but when they awaken, they realize Shirley tagged along for the ride...
It's a wild ride through Scranton in this darkly funny and touching story about guys in their twenties trying to figure out life in their hometown. The boundaries of friendship are tested as one of them hits rock bottom. Welcome to Scranton paints a portrait of a small town that includes political corruption, a disgraced teacher, and the hilarious misadventures of young men. The story takes you deep beneath the cliche of small town life. It offers scenes that make you laugh out loud, situations that make you cringe, and, above all, Scranton itself looms large as the kind of ugly, lovely town that we all know too well. www.welcometoscranton.com
Alex has had a string of bad luck lately, culminating in the absolute destruction of his home and office by his sanity-challenged ex-partner, Devon Christian. Fortunately, things are starting to look up now that Jonathon Bragan, the most powerful mobster in Clayton City, has taken Alex under his wing. Wait…what? There’s no such thing as a free handout from a power hungry mob boss. But before Alex can untangle the multitude of strings that are attached to Bragan’s offer, there’s the matter of Devon Christian. After all, Devon didn’t blow back into town just to blow up Alex’s life. No, this time, Devon’s got his sights set on blowing up the whole world.
This box set is filled with a family all finding love at the most unexpected moments. Hot doctors, rockstars, and billionaires fill the pages with their twists and turns that will leave you wanting to move to the small town. Book Five: Coming Innocent (novella) They’ve proven their strength before, can they persevere once more? Book Six: Coming Unraveled Take one dose of a sexy physician, mix with an angsty pharmacist, and insert undeniable chemistry. After one wild night in Vegas (and too much tequila), Everleigh finds herself in bed with a man she can’t stand and a ring on her finger. Book Seven: Coming Unplugged He’s a rock star that can have any woman he wants, but he has his sights set on his brother’s best friend. Book Eight: Coming Home Sometimes even the nerd gets the girl. One too many nights sleeping in front of his computer has made Jameson a rising star in the technology world. But when a mysterious woman seeks the help of his family he puts his career on hold to protect her. She shows him that there is more to life than a computer screen one kiss at a time. Now, if only he can convince her to stay.
The author Greg J. Delle has not yet completed his lifetime study of natural humanity and manipulated governed humanity. He and his childhood giraffe friend (Niqynu) travel back through time to when Delle was one year old, to the present, and to the future. Delle depicts how our great inventors, writers, and a host of gifted legends became successful. Despite a system of scarce schooling and academics, they still prevailed. Delle compares this with current academic standards and how academics can affect a child’s creativity. He asks what good are competition and the disease of believing you have to be number one. The twelve hours a day of study and homework a child has – does it teach each and every child to be better than one another? Instead, it would be better to have schools that teach parenting and help people respect and be polite to one another. Delle and Niqynu study the history of religion and how it has affected and continues to affect modern civilization. Of course, God is energy shared by everyone. Delle and Niqynu studied the laws of the Bible, modern school bureaucracy, and the government system - its laws, rules, regulations, fines, penalties, and restrictions. This arduous squeezing system comes down on parents and poor people, to force their children to fit the modern moral mold. Delle and Niqynu question the behavior of adolescents and adults. The rule of sexual societal behavior needs to be set free. Delle and Niqynu never stop asking questions because it is their destiny to help prevent child abuse. Just look at all of the mental and physically abused children. His questions are still unanswered. Come and join them on their quest.
American soldiers who returned from the war in Vietnam were not always treated kindly or with understanding. For Culver, his memory of the love he and Mabel shared before he went to war was a painful reminder of how his life was changed by being in Vietnam. A Hero’s Welcome, in the words of leading Vietnam War literature critic David Willson, “has got baseball, summer camp, college dorm life, and war. It’s got everything. This is an all-American novel.” It’s about how one veteran rediscovered America and about how America treated those it sent to fight an unpopular war. “A classic of the American war in Vietnam War. A brilliant novel of love gone wrong. Naparsteck makes the 1960’s come alive.” —David Willson, co-editor of Vietnam War Literature: An Annotated Bibliography; Willson [please note: he has two l’s in his name] is widely considered one of the nation’s leading experts on Vietnam War literature). Date: February 2000 Martin Naparsteck’s writing is “knee deep in particulars, with the power of close-focus psychological observation.” —Veronica Geng, Mississippi Review, Fall 1964 Naparsteck’s writing “takes risks and survives, indeed prospers because of its honesty….As readers and human beings we all too seldom reflect on truth until we’ve the fortune to read authors like the one here.” —novelist Colin Hester, Diamond Sutra, 1997 “Quirky, playful, and original, the work of Martin Naparsteck is not easily forgotten.” —Janet Hutchings, editor of Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, July 1996
Keep life simple, safe. Avoid risks. Annie Marsh learned that the hard way when she was just a kid. So what possessed her to forget those rules for one night with Reservist Drew Vincent? Could've been the fact he was shipping out the next day. Regardless, next thing Annie knows, she's a new mommy…and her son's daddy is missing and presumed dead. That is, until two-plus years later when she answers her front door. Turns out Drew is not only very much alive, he's about to discover he's a dad. And that initial spark between Annie and Drew? It's on the verge of becoming all-consuming. But how can she trust her heart and her son to a man who risks his life every day?
"Suicide Fanatics", a somewhat dysfunctional family who are trying to do the first thing they ever have together as a family, trying to kill themselves at the same time. Things, don't exactly go as planned. In "Memories of Tomorrow" Roger is trying to do something that has meaning, truly important. He is trying to count a pile of potatoes on the floor in front of him. In the "Unwelcome Visitors" things are either not what they seem, are what they seem though they really don't seem that way, something else entirely, or none of the above. In "The Amnesiac" the parents are suffering due to the plight of their son because he can't remember anything. The essays are "Political Theatre of the Absurd 2016" commenting of the idiot parade that is the 2016 race for the white house. "U Is All a Bunch of A-holes" written a year ago about the problem that is ISIS and foreshadowing where it may lead. "Donald J. Trump", "Um, It's a Friggin Island", "U Is All a Bunch of A-holes Part 2", and "Love, an Ode to Valentine's Day."
People taken from all over the world, from all through time, make the best life they can for themselves in a most unusual environment.First in the Inside World Series.
he Unseen Morning Of Tomorrow is an anthology of Quotes, Poems, Short Stories in English, Hindi and Bengali written by talented and budding writers all over India. It also contains the artistic works of the amateur artists. This anthology is an amalgamation of human behaviour and nature's unseen beauty. The Unseen Morning Of Tomorrow is compiled by Miss Namrota Paul and presented by Miss Danica Rayen. Read it and get to feel the beauty of God's every creation.
Leave everything to the strongest cook of them all! Backstabbed by those he considered friends, Dennis has been exiled from one of the strongest guilds around: the Silver Wings Battalion. He doesn’t think much of it, though, as he was dying to use his level 99 cooking skills anyway. That’s why he decides to leave the city behind and open up a diner in the countryside. While pursuing his dream, Dennis meets Atrielle, a girl exiled from her noble household and relegated to slavery until he saves her. The pair open the diner together, and their first client is… an exiled knight from a different guild? How peculiar. But she is not the only customer; a cocky mage and a drastically overworked yet underpaid sage become regulars as well. The knight brings trouble to the diner at times, but Dennis’s cooking skills and beloved butcher knives cut through trouble and hunger alike! Thus begins the legend of Dennis and his diner, the talk of the town!