The Ivory Tower and Harry Potter

In a rather heated discussion on the Internet , Andy Robertson declared " Harry Potter is a Returning Prince who gets his worth 100 % from heredity and genetics."4 Robertson advocated the appreciation of Potter as a blow for ...

Author: Lana A. Whited

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 9780826215499

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 436

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Now available in paper, The Ivory Tower and Harry Potter is the first book-length analysis of J. K. Rowling's work from a broad range of perspectives within literature, folklore, psychology, sociology, and popular culture. A significant portion of the book explores the Harry Potter series' literary ancestors, including magic and fantasy works by Ursula K. LeGuin, Monica Furlong, Jill Murphy, and others, as well as previous works about the British boarding school experience. Other chapters explore the moral and ethical dimensions of Harry's world, including objections to the series raised within some religious circles. In her new epilogue, Lana A. Whited brings this volume up to date by covering Rowling's latest book, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

The Spanish Helmet

He knew that Andy Robertson was in residence in the home. Leigh had pulled through, as always, and supplied Hemi with a full dossier on the Robertson family. Two parts of the information were particularly interesting.

Author: Greg Scowen

Publisher: Greg Scowen

ISBN: 1463558481

Category: Fiction

Page: 365

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A phone call between two friends unleashes a series of events which threaten to shatter New Zealand's officially accepted history. Dr. Matthew Cameron travels to New Zealand to investigate a remarkable archaeological discovery. As he follows a trail of clues scattered throughout the country, Matt is thrust into the role of student and learns about trust, love and deception. But can he succeed in revising a nation's history when the Government will stop at nothing to hide the truth? Five centuries earlier, Francisco de Hoces is lost in the Pacific Ocean after his ship is separated from the rest of his fleet. Fate shipwrecks the San Lesmes on beautiful and mysterious shores. Can he and his crew survive amongst the natives in this extraordinary land? The Spanish Helmet weaves together the stories of two men whose destinies are set to collide. When they do, the explosive aftermath will change New Zealand's history forever. Greg Scowen's debut novel is a plot-driven tale of a modern-day treasure hunt and a meticulously researched conspiracy thriller which carefully blends fact and fiction.

Blood of the Prodigal

Robertson bellowed, glowering into the ditch from the berm above, “You've got enough pictures!” Andy Shetler snapped off another six frames, clearly annoyed, wanting more. Impatient, aren't you, Robertson, he thought, irritated.

Author: P. L. Gaus

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101460970

Category: Fiction

Page: 201

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Read P. L. Gaus's blogs and other content on the Penguin Community.Book 1 of the Amish-Country Mysteries In the wooded Amish hill country, a professor at a small college, a local pastor, and the county sheriff are the only ones among the mainstream, or "English," who possess the instincts and skills to work the cases that impact all county residents, no matter their code of conduct or religious creed. When an Amish boy is kidnapped, a bishop, fearful for the safety of his followers, plunges three outsiders into the traditionally closed society of the "Plain Ones."

Match of the Day Top 10 of Everything

Liverpool picked up Andy Robertson from Hull for a tiny fee in today's market, and it all slotted into place perfectly. Leicester found Riyad Mahrez, this player with a perfect touch, for almost nothing. And more than anyone else, ...

Author: Gary Lineker

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473533082

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 287

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Football isn't life or death - it's much more serious than that... Which players will the fans never forget? Who are the Premier League's best buys? Who were the best link ups in history? Who is the biggest tough guy, Vinnie Jones or Stuart Pearce? In Match of the Day Top 10 of Everything, Gary Lineker, Alan Shearer and Micah Richards bring all of the charm, wit and punditry of their hit BBC Sounds podcast onto the page, arguing the toss over their favourite strikers, Premier League managers, shock transfers, cult heroes, hard men, FA Cup Finals, and much, much more. This brilliant collection goes deeper into some of the topics from the podcast and offers a huge dose of new lists exclusive to the book. It's the ultimate gift for the football fan on your list. The question is...will you agree with their picks?

Record Breakers

By Andy Robertson', 6 September 2020 The evolution of the full-back Carragher, Jamie. Monday Night Football, Sky Sports, 16 September 2013 Guardiola, Pep. Sky Sports, 10 August 2018 Alexander-Arnold, Trent.

Author: Robert Weaver

Publisher: eBook Partnership

ISBN: 1801500010

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 396

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Record Breakers: The Tactics Behind Liverpool and Manchester City's Title Triumphs and Record Points Totals lifts the lid on Juergen Klopp and Pep Guardiola's tactical systems and strategies. Written by a Premier League analyst, the book focuses on the seasons when these two footballing giants registered the highest points totals in Premier League history. It compares their styles and principles of play both with and without the ball, analyses the differences in the positioning of their players and outlines their specific movement patterns, all in the context of how opposition teams attempted to defend against them. Learn how Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling were used very differently from Mo Salah and Sadio Mane, how City's system got the best out of Kevin De Bruyne, and how Trent Alexander-Arnold became a unique playmaker from full-back. From 'inverted full-backs' to 'false 9s' via 'free 8s', discover how City and Liverpool's tactics reflect modern football's evolution.

Taming Gaming

Guide your child to healthy video game habits Andy Robertson. First published in 2021 Unbound Level 1, Devonshire House, One Mayfair Place, London W1J 8AJ All rights reserved © Andy Robertson, 2021 The right of Andy ...

Author: Andy Robertson

Publisher: Unbound Publishing

ISBN: 1783528931

Category: Games & Activities


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Video games can instil amazing qualities in children – curiosity, resilience, patience and problem-solving to name a few – but with the World Health Organisation naming gaming disorder as a clinically diagnosable condition, parents and carers can worry about what video games are doing to their children. Andy Robertson has dealt with all of the above, not just over years of covering this topic fo newspapers, radio and television but as a father of three. In this guide, he offers parents and carers practical advice and insights – combining his own experiences with the latest research and guidance from psychologists, industry experts, schools and children's charities – alongside a treasure trove of 'gaming recipes' to test out in your family. Worrying about video game screen time, violence, expense and addiction is an understandable response to scary newspaper headlines. But with first-hand understanding of the video games your children love to play, you can anchor them as a healthy part of family life. Supported by the Family Video Game Database, Taming Gaming leads you into doing this so that video games can stop being a point of argument, worry and stress and start providing fulfilling, connecting and ambitious experiences together as a family.

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The Ferris Conspiracy

A detective we'll call Death and a UDA supergrass by the name of Andrew Robertson had different ideas. ... When we arrived, Rabintroduced meto hisfriend, Andy, beforeItookmy leave, going into therestaurant for something toeat.

Author: Paul Ferris

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1780577141

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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On Glasgow's meanest streets life started well for the young Paul Ferris. How did he become Glasgow's most feared gangster, deemed a risk to national security? Arthur Thompson, Godfather of the crime world and senior partner of the Krays, recruited young Ferris as a bagman, debt collector and equaliser. Feared for his capacity for extreme violence, respected for his intelligence, Ferris was the Godfather's heir apparent. But when gang warfare broke, underworld leaders traded in flesh, colluding with their partners - the police. Disgusted, Ferris left the Godfather and stood alone. They gave him weeks to live. While Ferris was caged in Barlinnie Prison's segregation unit accused of murdering Thompson's son, Fatboy, his two friends were shot dead the night before the funeral and grotesquely displayed in a car on the cortége's route. Acquitted against all the odds, Ferris moved on, determined to make an honest living. They would not let him. The National Crime Squad, MI5, the police and two of the country's most powerful gangsters saw to that. A maximum-security prisoner, Ferris is known as 'Lucky' because he is still alive. This is one man's unique insight into Britain's crime world and the inextricable web of corruption - a revealing story of official corruption and unholy alliances.

The Pure Land

'You know my husband, Andrew.' Glover looked, saw the much younger man behind the flab- biness, the premature settling into middle age. Andy Robertson, his fellow clerk from that old life, drinking companion from all those years ago, ...

Author: Alan Spence

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 1847674291

Category: Fiction

Page: 401

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The year is 1858. Thomas Glover is a gutsy eighteen-year-old who grasps the chance of escape to foreign lands and takes a posting as a trader in Japan. Within ten years he amasses a great fortune, learns the ways of the samurai, and, on the other side of the law, brings about the overthrow of the Shogun. Yet beneath Glover's astonishing success lies a man cut to the heart. His love affair with a courtesan - a woman who, unknown to him, would bear him the son for which he had always longed - would form a tragedy so dramatic as to be immortalised in the stories behind Madame Butterfly and Miss Saigon. The Pure Land relives in fiction the arc of Glover's true-life rise and fall, and forges a hundred-year saga that culminates in the annihilation of Nagasaki in 1945.

Running The World

... Primett Andrew Richer Andrew Roberts Andrew Ryall Andrew Smith Andrew Tripp Andrew Walmsley Andrew Watkinson Andrew Webber Andy and Lorna Price Andy Harris Andy Orrom Andy Robertson Andy Rudall Andy Scott Andy Thompson Angel Cortizo ...

Author: Nick Butter

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473567653

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 464

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'Superb - a great book to fuel your wanderlust.' Mark Beaumont --- In 2019, Nick Butter became the first person to run a marathon in every country on Earth. This is Nick's story of his world record-breaking adventure and the extraordinary people who joined him along the way. On January 6th 2018, Nick Butter tied his laces and stepped out on to an icy pavement in Toronto, where he began to take the first steps of an epic journey that would see him run 196 marathons in every one of the world's 196 countries. Spending almost two years on the road and relying on the kindness of strangers to keep him moving, Nick's odyssey allowed him to travel slowly, on foot, immersing himself in the diverse cultures and customs of his host nations. Running through capital cities and deserts, around islands and through spectacular landscapes, Nick dodges bullets in Guinea-Bissau, crosses battlefields in Syria, survives a wild dog attack in Tunisia and runs around an erupting volcano in Guatemala. Along the way, he is often joined by local supporters and fellow runners, curious children and bemused passers-by. Telling their stories alongside his own, Nick captures the unique spirit of each place he visits and forges a new relationship with the world around him. Running the World captures Nick's journey as he sets three world records and covers over five thousand miles. As he recounts his adventures, he shares his unique perspective on our glorious planet, celebrates the diversity of human experience, and reflects on the overwhelming power of running.