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A Glimpse at Happiness

By Jean Fullerton
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Jean Fullerton
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Guide To Better Duplicate Bridge

By Ron Klinger
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Ron Klinger
This book is for you if you are serious about wanting to improve your duplicate skills. If you and your partner adopt most of the bidding methods recommended in the Guide to Better Duplicate Bridge and you regularly follow the guide-lines for declarer play and defence geared towards matchpoint thinking, you should find that your scores will improve significantly. Guide to Better Duplicate Bridge was first published in 1995 and this edition contains the standard methods which have proved successful in the past as well as recent developements, how they work, when they apply and why you can expect to obtain better scores by adopting them.
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  • Guide To Better Acol Bridge

    By Ron Klinger
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    Ron Klinger
    For those needing to grasp the fundamentals of sound bidding and play, Ron Klinger's BASIC BRIDGE is the answer. GUIDE TO BETTER ACOL BRIDGE is intended for the large majority who are ready to advance beyond the basics.While GUIDE TO BETTER ACOL BRIDGE emphasises better bidding, each chapter contains examples of play, which highlight areas of winning declarer technique and defence. At the end of each section, a revision test enables the reader to measure the rate of progress.The book can be used by teachers conducting courses, or as a self-teacher.
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    The Girl From Barefoot House

    By Maureen Lee
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    Maureen Lee
    A powerful and compelling Liverpool saga of one woman's life from bestselling author Maureen Lee.For Josie Flynn, the war was just the start of a journey that began in heartbreak when she was sent to live with her aunt and uncle. Life took her to Barefoot House as the paid companion of an elderly woman, and seemed to promise lifelong happiness in New York with the handsome, charismatic Jack Coltrane.But once again, life is not turning out the way Josie has imagined and she finds herself back in Liverpool, alone. As she renews old loves and former friendships, and reflects on her time at Barefoot House, she embarks upon a career which is as unlikely as it is successful.
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    The Greeks And Greek Love

    By James Davidson
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    James Davidson
    A radical reappraisal of homosexuality in Ancient Greece, by a young historian described as 'the best thing to happen to ancient history for decades' (Andrew Roberts, MAIL ON SUNDAY)Kenneth Dover's 1978 GREEK HOMOSEXUALITY remains the most recent single-volume treatment of the subject as a whole. Drawing on fifteen years of ensuing research, James Davidson rejects Dover's excessively theoretical approach, using a wide variety of sources unknown to him - court cases, romantic novels, satirical plays and poems - to present a view of the subject that, in contrast to Dover and to Foucault, stresses the humanity of the ancient Greeks, and how they lived their loves and pleasures, rather than their moral codes and the theorising of philosophers.Homosexuality in Ancient Greece remains a central area of debate in the classics, in ancient history and lesbian and gay studies. Greek civilisation centrally underpins our own, providing a basis of so much of the west's culture and philosophy, yet the Greeks were more tolerant of homosexuality than virtually any other culture, certainly than the western civilisations that followed. The extent to which Greek attitudes to sexuality and in particular their privileging of 'Greek Love' were comparable and different to our own underlies the continuing debate over the formation of sexuality and the much wider question of the roles of nature and nurture in the formation of human behaviour and personality.
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    God Is Not Great

    By Christopher Hitchens, Christopher Hitchens
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    Christopher Hitchens
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    Christopher Hitchens
    In the tradition of Bertrand Russell's Why I Am Not a Christian and Sam Harris's, The End of Faith, Christopher Hitchens makes the ultimate case against religion. With a close and erudite reading of the major religious texts, he documents the ways in which religion is a man-made wish, a cause of dangerous sexual repression, and a distortion of our origins in the cosmos. With eloquent clarity, Hitchens frames the argument for a more secular life based on science and reason, in which the heavens are replaced by the Hubble Telescope's awesome view of the universe, and Moses and the burning bush give way to the beauty and symmetry of the double helix.Read by the author.(p) 2008 Orion Publishing Group
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  • The Golden Rules for Rubber Bridge Players

    By Julian Pottage
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    Julian Pottage
    Rubber bridge is the world's most widely played social game with a huge following of people of all ages and interests. This book aims to show how bidding and play in rubber bridge differs from duplicate, in a series of clearly expressed rules.Whether you want to win more often, to find playing even more enjoyable or simply to impress your friends, you can be sure that The Golden Rules for Rubber Bridge Players has something to offer you.
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  • The Golden Rules of Opening Leads

    By Julian Pottage
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    Julian Pottage
    The Golden Rules of Opening Leads is an excellent book covering a vital but often neglected part of bridge. Some of the oldest golden rules about the game, such as 'fourth highest of your longest and strongest' and 'top of a sequence' govern opening leads. Here you can find all of the rules, with examples relevant to bridge today. If you study this book carefully, you will find that the way to pick killing leads derives from what you hear in the auction and in relating that to what you see in your hand. All bridge players will benefit greatly from reading this book, whether they play rubber bridge or duplicate.
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  • The Golden Rules of Competitive Auctions

    By Julian Pottage, Marc Smith
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    Julian Pottage, Marc Smith
    Competition brings many benefits - or so all the politicians say. Bridge players certainly subscribe to the theory. These days somewhere between two-thirds and three-quarters of all auctions see both sides entering the fray. Having a basic knowledge of how to get into or stay in the bidding is therefore a key attribute for success at the bridge table.You will often hear rules quoted such as 'do not double them into the game' or 'leave the five level to the enemy'. This book covers all the rules likely to help you and, as usual in this series, you will find plenty of examples both for and against each one.
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    The Gunpowder Plot

    By Antonia Fraser
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    Antonia Fraser
    A bestselling historian's account of the Gunpowder Plot.With a narrative that grips the reader like a detective story, Antonia Fraser brings the characters and events of the Gunpowder Plot to life. Dramatically recreating the conditions and motives that surrounded the fateful night of 5 November 1605, she unravels the tangled web of religion and politics that spawned the plot.
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  • Golden Rules of Constructive Bidding

    By Julian Pottage, Marc Smith
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    Julian Pottage, Marc Smith
    Here you can learn how to avoid bidding contracts that prove to be impossible to make.Bidding depends to some extent on the agreed system, but underpinning those methods are standards that are common around the globe: the Golden Rules.The authors combine experience from both sides of the Atlantic and whether you play Acol, Standard American or a Strong Club System, this book offers plenty for you. THE GOLDEN RULES OF CONSTRUCTIVE BIDDING follows the pattern of previous books in this series giving examples of when to use the rule and when not to do so.
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    Great Paper Quilling

    By Mickey Baskett
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    Mickey Baskett
    Decorate everything from jewellery to home accessories with designs so stunning you¿ll be surprised that you made them from narrow strips of paper. Some are simple and quick, like a tight circle; others are intricate and worth the time, including a two-toned fringed flower.
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  • A Guide to Better Card Play

    By Ron Klinger
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    Ron Klinger
    The world's oldest, and leading, bridge magazine, The Bridge World, said of this book:'Guide to Better Card Play is an elementary-through-intermediate textbook on declarer play and defence. Appropriately, the two phases of the book receive equal attention. The book can be used either as a self-teacher or as the basis of a series of lessons. In addition to the tutorial material, which is comprehensive, careful and instructive, the work is choc-a-bloc with summaries, reviews, quizzes and example deals. There is even an appendix that allows your foursome to set up the practice deals yourself. We like almost everything about this book, we especially liked the attention to partnership methods, the topic selection, and the carefully constructed lesson deals. There are other good texts at this level, but Klinger's book has twice as much material as similar works. This is a very good buy.'
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  • The Golden Rules Of Declarer Play

    By Julian Pottage, Marc Smith
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    Julian Pottage, Marc Smith
    Who needs rules on how to play as a declarer? The truth is that the instincts people have come to depend upon are often honed from a few basic guidelines. This book provides all those guidelines as well as the reasoning behind them and also explains when you should not follow the rules. By assuming only a minimum of knowledge, the authors have brought the subject within the reach of many players and introduce the beginner gradually by placing the slightly trickier topics towards the end of the book.
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    Great Candles

    By Stewart D'Arcy Hyder
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    Stewart D'Arcy Hyder
    Complete instructions cover a variety of different techniques, materials and stylesEasy to follow step-by-step colour photographs Ideas and inspiration along with instructions

    Gilding

    By Jane Laferla
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    Jane Laferla

    Great Critical Thinking Puzzles

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