On The Floor

Author: Aifric Campbell
Publisher: Profile Books
ISBN: 1847658016
Size: 48.40 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
View: 6318
Download Read Online

On The Floor from the Author: Aifric Campbell. In the City everything has a price. At the age of twenty-eight, Dubliner Geri Molloy has put her troubled past behind her to become a major player at Steiner's investment bank in London, earning 850k a year doing business with a reclusive hedge fund manager in Hong Kong who, in return for his patronage, likes to ask her about Kant and watch while she eats exotic Asian delicacies. For five years Geri has had it all, but in the months leading up to the outbreak of the Gulf War in 1991, her life starts to unravel. Abandoned by her corporate financier boyfriend, in the grip of a debilitating insomnia, and drinking far too much, Geri becomes entangled in a hostile takeover involving her boss, her client and her ex. With her career on the line as a consequence, and no one to turn to, she is close to losing it, in every sense. Taut and fast-paced, On the Floor is about making money and taking risks; it's about getting away with it, and what happens when you're no longer one step ahead; ultimately, though, it's a reminder to never, ever underestimate the personal cost of success.

Singing From The Floor

Author: JP Bean
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571305466
Size: 59.24 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
View: 3916
Download Read Online

Singing From The Floor from the Author: JP Bean. In smoky rooms above pubs, bare rooms with battered stools and beer-stained tables, where the stage was little more than a scrap of carpet and sound systems were unheard of, an acoustic revolution took place in Britain in the 1950s and '60s. This was the folk revival, where a generation of musicians, among much drink and raucous cheer, would rediscover the native songs of their own tradition, as well as the folk and blues coming from across the Atlantic by artists such as Leadbelly, Woody Guthrie and Big Bill Broonzy. Singing from the Floor is the story of this remarkable movement, faithfully captured in the voices of those who formed it by JP Bean. We hear from luminaries such as Shirley Collins, Martin Carthy, Peggy Seeger and Ralph McTell, alongside figures such as Billy Connolly, Jasper Carrott and Mike Harding, who all started their careers on the folk circuit. The book charts the revival's improvised beginnings and its ties to the CND movement, through the heyday of the '60s and '70s, when every university, town and many villages across the country boasted a folk club, to the fallow years of the '80s and '90s. The book finishes on a high note, with the recent resurgence of interest in folk, through such artists as the Lakemans, Sam Lee and Eliza Carthy. It is a joyous, boisterous and hugely entertaining book, and an essential document of our recent history stretching into the past.

War On The Floor

Author: Jeff Foley
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1475903766
Size: 10.87 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
View: 2168
Download Read Online

War On The Floor from the Author: Jeff Foley. He began with no athletic ability. His pass-catching skills were so bad that he was told he couldn't catch a cold if he were butt-naked. He fell flat on his facemask during a six-minute jog. He was tormented by referees, subjected to rookie initiation pranks, called Rudy by fans and intimidated by a 250-pound ex-NFL player. Welcome to Jeff Foley's adventure in the Arena Football League. A five-foot-six, 180-pound writer, Foley is every bit the average individual. But the AFL's Albany Firebirds agreed to let him join their squad as an offensive specialist/writer in 1999 and 2000. So, despite never having played a down of organized football ? no Pop Warner, high school or college gridiron experience ? Foley played in three professional contests, running pass patterns against seasoned athletes, competing in front of more than 10,000 people. He lived every fan's dream. Or nightmare? He endured grueling practice sessions, hits, injuries and road trips, and attended team meetings and meals. He was a part of locker room conversations. He was overjoyed by the thrill of success, and dealt with the disappointment that accompanies failure. Foley experienced all life in the AFL has to offer. And lived to write about it.

Four On The Floor

Author: Jeffrey Peyton
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
Size: 67.56 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
View: 4474
Download Read Online

Four On The Floor from the Author: Jeffrey Peyton.

All My Toys Are On The Floor

Author: Mary Blocksma
Publisher: Childrens Pr
ISBN: 9780516015798
Size: 59.47 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
View: 7463
Download Read Online

All My Toys Are On The Floor from the Author: Mary Blocksma. A little girl explains why her toys are in a big mess all over her bedroom floor.

One More Dino On The Floor

Author: Kelly Starling Lyons
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504030567
Size: 47.62 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
View: 2701
Download Read Online

One More Dino On The Floor from the Author: Kelly Starling Lyons. It's a hip-hopping, foot-stomping, hand-clapping, finger-snapping good time when the dinosaurs go out on the dance floor! One by one (and all the way up to ten), the dinosaurs get their groove on in this delightful counting book! With bright and colorful illustrations and fun, rhythmic text, young readers will be tapping their feet to the Jurassic beat!

Your Shadow On The Floor

Author: James William Schwarz
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1477154906
Size: 31.64 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
View: 5556
Download Read Online

Your Shadow On The Floor from the Author: James William Schwarz. Written by a survivor of the corporate world. A survivor of illnesses and living with Multiple Sclerosis. Not the worst diagnosis. But plenty of time to analyze. A humorous but serious look at investing in today's climate. Inspirational investing advice for novices as well as those with accounts but look to diversify. Humor and friendship are the vital keys to happiness and wealth.

Four On The Floor

Author: Thomas S. Fiske
Publisher: PageFree Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9781589611399
Size: 39.77 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
View: 861
Download Read Online

Four On The Floor from the Author: Thomas S. Fiske. "Two Arms and Three Elbows," "The Day the Python Pooped" and many other favorite stories for teen-age kids and their parents lie in wait for readers. Following, maybe stumbling, in the footsteps of James Thurber, Robert Fulghum, and William Bennett, the author tells stories about raising kids and being raised, about strange science and even stranger history. Written to be edifying, the stories are true, they have points (sometimes morals), and they entertain. They are perfect for the school teacher who has a few minutes to spend between lessons or until the bell rings, and wants a story fo rhis or her students. These are stories about envy, gun safety, the terrors of parenthood, racism, the pledge to our flag, uses of magnetism, and digging up a privy. What more could a person ask for?