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 ...

Author: Lana A. Whited

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 9780826215499

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 418

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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.

Andy Robertson

Tales of the Pitch are easy to read and very fast-paced reads. At only 120 pages long, printed on cream paper with a dyslexia-friendly font, these are ideal books for reluctant and dyslexic readers.



ISBN: 9781800472358



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Not long ago Andy Robertson was playing in the Scottish 3rd division with no money. Now he's captained Scotland to Euros, a HUGE moment in recent football history. Andy Robertson is possibly the best left back in the world, who won it all with Liverpool. This fictionalised biography is one of the new titles in Ransom's Tales from the Pitch series. Each book focuses on one up-and-coming football superstar, often players who are still to reach the summit of their career. The players are from all walks of life and have faced failure, injury and rejection, making these moving and inspirational stories. The books are brimming with football banter that will have the knowing fans smiling. And each players story is littered with football tricks and tips, so readers can learn the arts of the glorious game. Tales of the Pitch are easy to read and very fast-paced reads. At only 120 pages long, printed on cream paper with a dyslexia-friendly font, these are ideal books for reluctant and dyslexic readers.

Merchant Vessels of the United States


Author: United States. Coast Guard





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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 ...

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.

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 ...

Author: Alan Spence

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 1847674291

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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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

... Smith Andrew Tripp Andrew Walmsley Andrew Watkinson Andrew Webber Andy and Lorna Price Andy Harris Andy Orrom Andy Robertson Andy Rudall Andy Scott Andy ...

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 man 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.

No Way Out

“ This is Andy Robertson , your next - door neighbor . ” " How do you do . " Andy reached for a handshake . Charlie pointed to his children .

Author: Fern Michaels

Publisher: Kensington Books

ISBN: 1496731204

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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A riveting new read that will thrill you from #1 New York Times bestselling author Fern Michaels, perfect for fans of Nora Roberts, Rachel Caine, and J.D. Robb. Ellie Bowman barely remembers the incident that put her into a coma. When she awoke, filled with unease, all she knew for certain was that her boyfriend, Rick, was missing. She knew she needed to get away from her old life and recover in safety. With the proceeds of a video game she helped develop, Ellie starts over in rural Missouri, working from her cottage and trusting no one except her friend and business partner. Yet even in this quiet small town, it’s impossible to completely isolate herself. Especially when a curious eight-year-old boy, smitten with Ellie’s pup, stops by every day to talk to him over the fence. Little by little, Ellie is being drawn back into the world through the neighbors and community around her, realizing that everyone has their own fears and obstacles to contend with. But when Ellie hears that Rick has resurfaced, her nightmares return, and with them, small snippets of memory. No one has heard from Rick since before the incident, so why is he back now? Ellie wants to move forward with her life, but first she must find the courage to look into her past, no matter what she finds there . . .

Forensic Metrology

Ct. WA 01/30/2008) Attorney: Ted Vosk, Kevin Trombold, Andy Robertson, and Quentin Batjer Expert: Dr. Ashley Emery Subject: Consensus standards; ...

Author: Ted Vosk

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 143982620X

Category: Law

Page: 466

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Forensic metrology is the application of scientific measurement to the investigation and prosecution of crime. Forensic measurements are relied upon to determine breath and blood alcohol and drug concentrations, weigh seized drugs, perform accident reconstruction, and for many other applications. Forensic metrology provides a basic framework for th

An Angel in the Family

... she would be up on the Saturday to talk with Andrew Robertson over lunch. ... During the 'chat', Greta said that she thought Andy was a good business ...

Author: John Campbell

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1493135198

Category: Fiction

Page: 348

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Frank is in a bank queue when he looks up into the face of the most gorgeous lady he had ever seen. She smiles at him but it only lasts a few moments as the queue moves. Thinking so much about Sandy (he named her after her hair colour) he allowed himself to be pushed towards a gutter at a corner and fell, breaking his wrist. He and his work mate, Jim, have women on their minds. In the mean time Sandy has posed for some photos to be published and presented in the Sunday paper. Frank sees the photos and tries to get information but it is not forthcoming. Jim draws Frank’s attention to an ad in a suburban paper. There is to be a writers’ meeting. Frank goes along and finds Sandy has been invited to speak. He takes her to coffee and makes a date for the following Saturday. He and Sandy go to the Hilton. She invites him to come for dinner. He is captivated by her young daughter who never met her father because he was killed in Afghanistan He has a couple of meals with them and one night a wild party starts nearby. Sandy is frightened so he sleep on the lounge. He awakens to the fi re alarm sounding. He calls the brigade and gets the family outside and starts CPR on the girl. She responds and goes to hospital. The offi ce shifts to the coast. He and Sandy buy a house nearby and get married. Surprisingly Sandy falls pregnant. Khloe starts to ask questions about heaven. In bed frank dreams of Khloe saying she gave him a daughter for saving her life. Sandy also dreams of Khloe saying goodbye. They rush into the other bedroom to fi nd that Khloe has passed away.

Urban Appetites

Marty burke, Andy Robertson, duane Tananbaum, dina LeGall, and evelyn Ackerman offered me help in navigating the publishing process.

Author: Cindy R. Lobel

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022612889X

Category: History

Page: 288

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Glossy magazines write about them, celebrities give their names to them, and you’d better believe there’s an app (or ten) committed to finding you the right one. They are New York City restaurants and food shops. And their journey to international notoriety is a captivating one. The now-booming food capital was once a small seaport city, home to a mere six municipal food markets that were stocked by farmers, fishermen, and hunters who lived in the area. By 1890, however, the city’s population had grown to more than one million, and residents could dine in thousands of restaurants with a greater abundance and variety of options than any other place in the United States. Historians, sociologists, and foodies alike will devour the story of the origins of New York City’s food industry in Urban Appetites. Cindy R. Lobel focuses on the rise of New York as both a metropolis and a food capital, opening a new window onto the intersection of the cultural, social, political, and economic transformations of the nineteenth century. She offers wonderfully detailed accounts of public markets and private food shops; basement restaurants and immigrant diners serving favorites from the old country; cake and coffee shops; and high-end, French-inspired eating houses made for being seen in society as much as for dining. But as the food and the population became increasingly cosmopolitan, corruption, contamination, and undeniably inequitable conditions escalated. Urban Appetites serves up a complete picture of the evolution of the city, its politics, and its foodways.

American Motorcyclist

Andy Robertson, England HUS 10. John Banks, England C-Z RESULTS OF 250cc SUPPORT CLASS 1. Tim Hart, Torrance, California MAI 2.





Page: 76

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American Motorcyclist magazine, the official journal of the American Motorcyclist Associaton, tells the stories of the people who make motorcycling the sport that it is. It's available monthly to AMA members. Become a part of the largest, most diverse and most enthusiastic group of riders in the country by visiting our website or calling 800-AMA-JOIN.

Comeng Vol 2 1955 1966

... right : Neville Jessop , Lou Cox , Neville Mcllwain , Alby Woolard Front row left to right : Andy Robertson , Don Porter , Keith Culey , Noel Eastment .

Author: John Dunn

Publisher: Rosenberg Pub Pty Limited

ISBN: 9781877058738

Category: History

Page: 336

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The history of the Australian company Commonwealth Engineering (Comeng) spans some 70 years. Its story is a window into Australia's industrial and manufacturing development from the end of World War I to the early 1990s. The sheer range of products produced by this one company was truly extraordinary including automobiles, trams, trains, ships, portable and fixed cranes, earth-moving equipment, bridges, oil refinery equipment, fiberglass components, mining equipment, scientific instruments, and much more. This second volume of Comeng: A History of Commonwealth Engineering takes up where the first volume ended in 1955. It traces the company's activities through to 1966, detailing the unprecedented expansion that took place during that period. In 1955, Comeng entered into a license agreement with the Budd Company of Philadelphia to manufacture stainless-steel rolling stock to Budd's patented shot-welding method. This gave Comeng a lead in passenger-car design that no other Australian company could match, establishing a benchmark for modern rolling stock in Australia. As with the first volume, much of the story has been told from the personal accounts of those who worked at any one of Comeng's five plants. Their memories and anecdotes bring a rich tapestry to this work. This is very much their story.

Perfect Likeness

Andrew Robertson was a member of the Highland Society, whose aim it was to revive interest in Scottish culture, including tartans.

Author: Cincinnati Art Museum

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300115806

Category: Art

Page: 344

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Diminutive marvels of artistry and fine craftsmanship, portrait miniatures reveal a wealth of information within their small frames. They can tell tales of cultural history and biography, of people and their passions, of evolving tastes in jewelry, fashion, hairstyles, and the decorative arts. Unlike many other genres, miniatures have a tradition in which amateurs and professionals have operated in parallel and women artists have flourished as professionals. This richly illustrated book presents approximately 180 portrait miniatures selected from the holdings of the Cincinnati Art Museum, the largest and most diverse collection of its kind in North America. The book stresses the continuity of stylistic tradition across Europe and America as well as the vitality of the portrait miniature format through more than four centuries. A detailed catalogue entry, as well as a concise artist biography, appears for each object. Essays examine various aspects of miniature painting, of the depiction of costume in miniatures, and of the allied art of hair work.

No Quarter Given

... David, Latherton Rennie, George Renwick, Andrew, Kinkettles Reoch, James, ... son of Woodshiel Robertson, Andrew Robertson, Andrew, Forfar Robertson, ...

Author: Christian Aikman

Publisher: Neil Wilson Publishing

ISBN: 190600014X

Category: History

Page: 310

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A unique historical record compiled from the rolls made by the Hanoverian army of the Duke of Cumberland after the Battle of Culloden in 1746. Every Scottish regiment present at the battle has been recorded and the following are detailed: Stewarts of Appin, Atholl Brigade, Bannerman of Elsick's, Cameron of Locheil's, Chisholm of Strathglass', Duke of Perth's, Earl of Cromartie's, Forfarshire (Ogilvy's), Frasers of Lovat, Gordon of Glenbucket's, Lord Lewis Gordon's, Grants of Glenmoriston, Grante's Artillery, MacDonald of Clanranald's, MacDonald of Glencoe's, MacDonnell of Glengarry's, MacDonnell of Keppoch's, MacGregor's, Mackinnon's, Lady Mackintosh's, MacLachlan's, MacLean's, MacLeod of Raasay's, Macpherson of Cluny's, Manchester, Monaltrie's and Balmoral, John Roy Stuart (Edinburgh) and Stoneywood's (Aberdeen). The cavalry consists of: Fitzjames' Horse, Hussars, Kilmarnock's Horse, The Lifeguards (Elcho's Troop, Balmerino's Troop), Perthshire Horse, Pitsligo's Horse and the Ecossais Royale. This is a unique and essential record of this important period of British History. Fully indexed.

The Switch

I then rang Andy Moylan at Preqin to ask a simple question. How much capital is available around ... (The comments of Andrew Robertson of MIDIS quoted on p.

Author: Chris Goodall

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1782832483

Category: Science

Page: 175

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How will the world be powered in ten years' time? Not by fossil fuels. Energy experts are all saying the same thing: solar photovoltaics (PV) is our future. Reports from universities, investment banks, international institutions and large investors agree. It's not about whether the switch from fossil fuels to solar power will happen, but when. Solar panels are being made that will last longer than ever hoped; investors are seeing the benefits of the long-term rewards provided by investing in solar; in the Middle East, a contractor can now offer solar-powered electricity far cheaper than that of a coal-fired power station. The Switch tracks the transition away from coal, oil and gas to a world in which the limitless energy of the sun provides much of the energy the 10 billion people of this planet will need. It examines both the solar future and how we will get there, and the ways in which we will provide stored power when the sun isn't shining. We learn about artificial photosynthesis from a start-up in the US that is making petrol from just CO2 and sunlight; ideas on energy storage are drawn from a company in Germany that makes batteries for homes; in the UK, a small company in Swindon has the story of wind turbines; and in Switzerland, a developer shows how we can use hydrogen to make 'renewable' natural gas for heating. Told through the stories of entrepreneurs, inventors and scientists from around the world, and using the latest research and studies, The Switch provides a positive solution to the climate change crisis, and looks to a brighter future ahead.