Famous Bridge Disasters
By David Bird
In this hugely entertaining book David Bird describes the most spectacular and amusing disasters suffered by the world's top players. There are two reasons for studying such disasters - you can learn from them and (yes!) you can enjoy them.In common with the previous books in this mini-series, you will be directly involved in the action at various stages, invited to make your own choice of bid, lead or play. This is excitement in itself, for the hands are all taken from top-class matches.
By Richard Webster
Popular Great Philosopher's Series Richard Webster expert on FreudA critical reassessment of one of the most controversial philosophers of the last century.Few figures have had so decisive and fundamental an influence on the course of modern cultural history as Sigmund Freud. Yet few figures also have inspired such intense controversy and continued debate. The criticisms directed against his ideas have tended to become better informed with the passing of time.With almost a hundred years of Freud scholarship to draw on, it is now possible, perhaps for the first time, to offer a considered and balanced judgement on the value both of Freud's thought and of the movement he founded. It is this which Richard Webster has set out to do in a book which provides both a lucid introduction to Freud's theories and a striking account of why it is that Freud is still widely regarded as the most important of all modern thinkers.
By Christopher Jamison
Abbot Christopher Jamison, from BBC2's THE MONASTERY and new show THE SILENCE, suggests ways in which the teachings of St Benedict can be helpful in everyday life.Have you ever wondered why everybody these days seems so busy? In FINDING SANCTUARY, Father Christopher Jamison offers practical wisdom from the monastic tradition on how to build sanctuary into your life.No matter how hard you work, being too busy is not inevitable. Silence and contemplation are not just for monks and nuns, they are natural parts of life. Yet to keep hold of this truth in the rush of modern living you need the support of other people and sensible advice from wise guides. By learning to listen in new ways, people's lives can change and the abbot offers some monastic steps that help this transition to a more spiritual life.In the face of many easy assumptions about the irrelevance of religion today, Father Christopher makes religion accessible for those in search of life's meaning and offers a vision of the world's religions working together as a unique source of hope for the 21st century.
By Christopher Jamison
Abbot Christopher Jamison from hit TV series THE MONASTERY, turns his attention to the eternal questions of how to be happy, and why we believe it is so important.Why is 'being happy' such an imperative nowadays? What meaning do people give happiness?In this book Abbot Christopher turns to monastic wisdom to offer answers, and to explain that in essence, happiness is a gift, not an achievement, the fruit of giving and receiving blessings.Following the same accessible and engaging format of FINDING SANCTUARY, Abbot Christopher takes different aspects of happiness, examines them, tells us what monastic wisdom has to say about them, and offers us steps towards our own journey to finding happiness.
The Form of Things
By A.C. Grayling
The bestseller from our pre-eminent philosopher, A.C. Grayling'Grief and loneliness, depression, despair and failure - those things are the common human lot at least at times in all our lives'. Yet it is philosophy which, while not providing an answer to these problems, can enable us to prepare for them, and create strategies with which to deal with them. It is only through reflecting upon the world around us, reading, thinking, questioning, enjoying, that we can inculcate understanding, tolerance and importantly the courage to live our lives. It is our responsibility to live such 'considered lives' and to realise that we are authors of a narrative that can be shaped and controlled.This is the fifth in a series of essay miscellanies from our foremost philosopher A.C. Grayling, reflecting upon the form of our world and its multiplicity. The essays are grouped by theme into reflections upon life and the standards we live by, including vivid polemics and perceptive pieces on significant thinkers, contemporary rights and liberties issues. This book brilliantly articulates the philosophical debate and reflection that is needed to prepare us for life in the twenty-first century.
Famous Bridge Records
By David Bird, Nikos Sarantakos
Records have a perennial fascination and the authors have brought together a riveting collection of record-breaking deals from the history of bridge. What is the fewest high-card points on which someone has made 3NT, 4 Spades, 5 Clubs, 6 Diamonds, 6NT or 7NT? What is the biggest penalty ever suffered or the worst adverse swing? How about the longest auction ever, the most costly opening lead, the greatest number of redoubled overtricks or the greatest number of redoubled undertricks? The answers are all here.As ever with David Bird's books, you will be greatly entertained and painlessly instructed at the same time.
First Class Crosswords
The hosts of The New York Times Crossword Web Forum did the compiling and editing, and included such high-flying crossword luminaries as Mike Shenk, The Wall Street Journal¿s Crossword Editor, Maura Jacobson, crossword writer for New York; and Merl Reagle, whose puzzles are syndicated throughout the U.S.Each crossword features a theme to pique your interest: ¿Go Places¿ tests your knowledge of global geography¿ and more. You might say ¿Colouring¿ displays many shades of meaning. ¿Sew What?¿ will have you on pins and needles (and maybe sin stitches, too). And the answers to those special thematic questions are often in the form of puns or other wordplay, just to make the puzzles a little harder¿ and a lot more fun.
By Susan Driggers
The ideas inside are so simple and creative, yet anyone can do them! It doesn¿t matter whether the floor is wood, vinyl, linoleum or asphalt: the exciting treatments are applied to almost every material, indoors and out, as well as ideas for covering it up completely with decorated cloths and rugs. Stain and stencil wood with faux parquet or a leaf garland; for drama, mix country French stripes and spatters in the kitchen; bring nature right onto your screen porch with a mountain laurel pattern. Best of all are the collection of patterns for canvas¿ Choose from: sunny yellow ¿luscious lemons¿, painted with a resist technique; ¿Comparing Pears and Oranges¿ with bright washes of colour; ¿Magnolia Elegance¿ for chic focal points; and many others¿
Fiber & Bead Jewelry
By Helen Banes
Techniques are innovative yet simple to learnA minimum of supplies is requiredPersonalise your creations to suit your style and tasteLush full-colour photographs depict the necklaces
By Rick Peters
If you have done some DIY but need advice in tackling bigger projects, this book is all you needContains instructions, tips, dozens of large-size photos and detailed and colourful line drawingsShows you how to make key structural changes to your house
Five Card Majors
By Ron Klinger
Famous Leads And Defences
By David Bird
How good are your opening leads? And how effective are your tactics in defence?On each deal David Bird sets the scene and you must then choose which card to play. Turn the page and you can compare your efforts with those of the great champion who originally held the cards.By the time you have reached the end of this book you will be infinitely more confident of your defensive play.
False Logic Puzzles
By Norman D. Willis
Fantastic Lateral Thinking Puzzles
By Edward Harshman