The Woman who Went to Bed for a Year

The day her twins leave home, Eva climbs into bed and stays there. For seventeen years she's wanted to yell at the world, 'Stop! I want to get off'. Finally, this is her chance. Brian, her unfaithful husband, is upset.

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Author: Sue Townsend

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780718157531

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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'Townsend is such a deft, stylish comedian and tragedian, and this book is funny and heartbreaking in turns' The Pool What happens when a duvet day turns into a duvet year? Sue Townsend, the bestselling author of the Adrian Mole series, returns with The Woman Who Went to Bed for a Year, a funny and touching novel about what happens when someone stops being the person everyone wants them to be. The day her twins leave home, Eva climbs into bed and stays there. For seventeen years she's wanted to yell at the world, 'Stop! I want to get off'. Finally, this is her chance. Her husband Brian, an astronomer having an unsatisfactory affair, is upset. Who will cook his dinner? Eva, he complains, is attention seeking. But word of Eva's defiance spreads. Legions of fans, believing she is protesting, gather in the street. While Alexander the white van man brings tea, toast and sympathy. And from this odd but comforting place Eva begins to see both herself and the world very, very differently. . . Bestselling author Sue Townsend has been Britain's favourite comic writer for over three decades, The Woman Who Went to Bed for a Year is her hilarious new novel. 'Laugh-out-loud . . . a teeming world of characters whose foibles and misunderstandings provide glorious amusement. Something deeper and darker than comedy' Sunday Times 'She fills the pages with turmoil, anger, passion, love and big helpings of wit. It's full of colour and glows with life' Independent 'Hilarious and totally Townsend. There were parts where I laughed until I cried' Daily Mail 'Touching and hilarious. Bursting with witty social commentary as well as humour' Women's Weekly 'A funny, poignant look at modern family life' Daily Express

The Adrian Mole Collection

Charting nearly ten years in the life of Adrian Mole, from his increasingly troubled adolescence and schooling to his first job as newt counter for the DoE, from his parents' marital troubles to his own difficult relationship with Pandora, ...

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Author: Sue Townsend

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780718196745

Category: Fiction

Page: 428

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The hilarious, bestselling follow-ups to Sue Townsend's The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 and 3/4 : The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole, True Confessions of Adrian Albert Mole and Adrian Mole: The Wilderness together in one volume. Sunday July 18th. My father announced at breakfast that he is going to have a vasectomy. I pushed my sausages away untouched. Charting nearly ten years in the life of Adrian Mole, from his increasingly troubled adolescence and schooling to his first job as newt counter for the DoE, from his parents' marital troubles to his own difficult relationship with Pandora, from the failure of his early poems to the even grander failure of his epic novels, these three novels in one volume provide a hilarious portrait of one young man's coming of age. 'He will be remembered some day as one of England's great diarists. No matter what your troubles may be Adrian Mole is sure to make you feel better' Evening Standard

William L Rowe on Philosophy of Religion

After checking the children , she went to bed . Later the woman's 5 - year - old girl went downstairs to go to the bathroom . The unemployed man returned ...

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Author: William L. Rowe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351872812

Category: Religion

Page: 462

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William Rowe is one of the leading thinkers in contemporary philosophy of religion. Although he is best known for his contributions to the problem of evil, he has produced innovative and influential work across a wide array of subjects at the interface between philosophy and religion. He has, for example, written extensively on the existentialist theologian, Paul Tillich, on the challenging problem of divine freedom, and on the traditional arguments in support of the existence of God. His work in these areas is distinguished by its clarity, rigour, originality, and sensitivity towards the claims of his theistic opponents. Indeed, Rowe's work has played a pivotal role in the remarkable revival of analytic philosophy of religion since the 1970s. The present collection brings together for the first time Rowe's most significant contributions to the philosophy of religion. This diverse but representative selection of Rowe's writings will provide students, professional scholars as well as general readers with stimulating and accessible discussions on such topics as the philosophical theology of Paul Tillich, the problem of evil, divine freedom, arguments for the existence of God, religious experience, life after death, and religious pluralism.

The Woman Who Walked into the Sea

Wasn't 1999 the year Sophia ate so many she had to go to bed? The missing year, 2000, she recalled, was the Easter Alexandra and her family went skiing and ...

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Author: Mark Douglas-Home

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9781405923590

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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The daughter who nobody wanted learns the truth about the mother she never knew. A page-turning, heart-breaking mystery 'full of surprises ... this is a classic whodunit' (Scotsman). Cal McGill is a unique investigator and oceanographer who uses his expertise to locate things - and sometimes people - lost or missing at sea. His expertise could unravel the haunting mystery of why, twenty-six years ago on a remote Scottish beach, Megan Bates strode out into the cold ocean and let the waves wash her away. Megan's daughter, Violet Wells, was abandoned as a baby on the steps of a local hospital just hours before the mother she never knew took her own life. As McGill is drawn into Violet's search for the truth, he encounters a coastal community divided by obsession and grief, and united only by a conviction that its secrets should stay buried... Praise for The Woman Who Walked into the Sea: 'An always entertaining and gripping mystery ... Infinitely better written than the majority of its competitors' Herald 'A classic whodunit. A mystery from the school of Ruth Rendell, and I can't imagine anyone who likes those not delighting in this' Scotsman 'Cal McGill is a triumph ... a wonderfully unique creation' crimefictionlover.com 'Simply intoxicating' Library Journal Praise for The Sea Detective: 'Raises the bar for Scottish crime fiction ... elegantly written and compelling' Scotsman 'Promises to be a fine series of detective novels' Sunday Times Crime Book of the Month 'Excellent' Literary Review - top five crime books of the year 'A compelling protagonist' The Times Literary Supplement

The Adrian Mole Diaries

Adrian Mole, a thirteen-year-old budding intellectual beset with worries about his complexion, his untried sexuality, and his parents's unsteady marriage, meets Pandora, a new student in his class, and decides to fall in love

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Author: Adrian Mole

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ISBN: UOM:39015013267201

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 342

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Adrian Mole, a thirteen-year-old budding intellectual beset with worries about his complexion, his untried sexuality, and his parents's unsteady marriage, meets Pandora, a new student in his class, and decides to fall in love

Women Workers in Paraguay

My sixteen - year - old daughter takes care of the two younger children ... But the proportion who went to bed earlier also was increased slightly ...

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Author: Elisabeth Dewel Benham

Publisher:

ISBN: OSU:32435063884332

Category: Absenteeism (Labor)

Page: 36

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The Woman Upstairs

Sirena and I, too, would have different accounts of our shared year, and that hers ... I made scrambled eggs on toast and went to bed at eight thirty, ...

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Author: Claire Messud

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307962409

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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Told with urgency, intimacy, and piercing emotion, this New York Times bestselling novel is the riveting confession of a woman awakened, transformed, and abandoned by a desire for a world beyond her own. Nora Eldridge is a reliable, but unremarkable, friend and neighbor, always on the fringe of other people’s achievements. But the arrival of the Shahid family—dashing Skandar, a Lebanese scholar, glamorous Sirena, an Italian artist, and their son, Reza—draws her into a complex and exciting new world. Nora’s happiness pushes her beyond her boundaries, until Sirena’s careless ambition leads to a shattering betrayal. A New York Times Book Review Notable Book • A Washington Post Top Ten Book of the Year • A Chicago Tribune Noteworthy Book • A Huffington Post Best Book • A Boston GlobeBest Book of the Year • A Kirkus Best Fiction Book • A Goodreads Best Book

The Settlers

A year passed, then one evening the woman came in to him after he had gone to bed. She in turn had a confession to make: they had lived so long under the ...

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Author: Vilhelm Moberg

Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press

ISBN: 0873517156

Category: Fiction

Page: 399

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Buckinghamshire Folk Tales

When the man died in the year of our Lord 1192, his wife set about organising a ... Quite unsure what to do the next night, the woman went to bed with ...

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Author: Terrie Howey

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780750992824

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Once upon a Milton Keynes ... Buckinghamshire is an ancient county of Roman forts and highwaymen, motorways and urban myth. These are the Buckinghamshire folk tales of past, present and future: old tales in new towns, and new stories from old legends. Look out for witches and dragons, mind all those roundabouts, and whatever you do – don’t eat the stew.

Witch Warlock and Magician

... bed for a year and a day, and should not make for herself a single cake: immediately after which discord, the said Malcolm's wife went to her own house, ...

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Author: W. H. Davenport Adams

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: EAN:4064066051693

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 291

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Witch, Warlock, and Magician recounts the extraordinary history of testimonies and accounts of witchcraft in England and Scotland. The author presents account of several medieval magicians, such as Roger Bacon, John Dee and William Lilly and also gives a report of recorded cases of witchcraft and sorcery from middle ages to trials and prosecutions of witches in 17th century.

The Edinburgh Medical and Surgical Journal

After her fourth child she became unwell , and was seized with rheumatic attacks , which confined her to bed for a year and half . When she had recovered so ...

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ISBN: ONB:+Z15711690X

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The Woman Who Stole My Life

And can Stella grab a chance at real, honest-to-goodness happiness now it finally seems within her reach? ___________ 'Keyes can deftly mix dark and light, tragic and comic in a way that only a handful of writers can' Irish Times 'One of ...

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Author: Marian Keyes

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780718179571

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

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Discover the entertaining, uplifting and intriguing tale of finding true happiness in unexpected places from the No. 1 bestselling author of Grown Ups 'A total triumph' DAILY MAIL ___________ Ever wished you could trade your life in for a better one? One day, sitting in traffic, married Dublin mum Stella Sweeney attempts a simple good deed. When the result is a terrible car accident, she meets a handsome with a Range Rover who wants her number - no, for insurance purposes - and in this meeting a seed is born which will change Stella's life forever. What happens next will take Stella thousands of miles from her old life, turning an ordinary woman into a superstar and, along the way, wrenching her whole family apart . . . Was meeting Mr Range Rover destiny or karma? Should she be grateful or just hopping mad? And can Stella grab a chance at real, honest-to-goodness happiness now it finally seems within her reach? ___________ 'Keyes can deftly mix dark and light, tragic and comic in a way that only a handful of writers can' Irish Times 'One of our finest writers' Jojo Moyes Praise for Marian Keyes: 'Comic, convincing and true' Guardian 'Mercilessly funny' The Times 'Funny, tender and completely absorbing!' Graham Norton

New York Magazine

I'd walked out of my house, and my twelve-year marriage, a couple of months earlier, ... In fact, he began to doubt all the women he went to bed with.

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Page: 96

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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.

Philosophical Topics

After checking the children , she went to bed . Later the woman's 5 - year - old girl went downstairs to go to the bathroom . The unemployed man returned ...

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ISBN: NWU:35556019861343

Category: Philosophy

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Elder Abuse

An 87 - year - old woman in Massachusetts was psychologically abused by her ... and the day after the discussion she went to bed , and never got out of it .

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Author: United States. Congress. House. Select Committee on Aging

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015012914191

Category: Offenses against the person

Page: 169

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The English Reports Crown cases 1743 1865

They went out on the Saturday severally and repeatedly ; the woman returned and ... the man did not return till the Sunday , when they again went to bed .

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105062865295

Category: Law reports, digests, etc

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Delphi Complete Works of William Wordsworth Illustrated

I was chearful & happy but he got to work again & went to bed unwell. ... In the afternoon a poor woman came, she said to beg some rags for her husbands leg ...

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Author: William Wordsworth

Publisher: Delphi Classics

ISBN: 9781908909756

Category: Fiction

Page: 7485

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The Delphi Poets Series offers readers the works of literature's finest poets, with superior formatting. This volume presents the complete works of William Wordsworth, one of the most celebrated poets of all time, enhanced with beautiful illustrations and the usual Delphi bonus material. (8MB Version 1) Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Wordsworth's life and works * Concise introductions to the poetry collections and other works * Images of how the poetry books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * All versions of the famous 'Lyrical Ballads', including all of Coleridge's contributions * Excellent formatting of over 950 poems * Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the poetry * Easily locate the poems you want to read * The complete prose works, will fully working contents tables * Includes Dorothy Wordsworth's famous travel writing book - spend hours exploring Wordsworth's adventures with his sister and Coleridge * Features F. W. H. Myers's famous and detailed biography - discover Wordsworth's literary life * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres