Don t Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs


Author: Paul Carter


ISBN: 1458745457

Category: Large type books

Page: 227

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PAUL CARTER HAS BEEN SHOT AT, HIJACKED AND HELD HOSTAGE. He's almost died of dysentery in Asia and toothache in Russia, watched a Texan lose his mind in the jungles of Asia, lost a lot of money backing a mouse against a scorpion in a fight to the death, and been served cocktails by an orang-utan on an ocean freighter. And that's just his day job. Taking postings in some of the world's wildest and most remote regions, not to mention some of the roughest oil rigs on the planet, Paul has worked, gotten into trouble and been given serious talkings to in locations as far-flung as the North Sea, Middle East, Borneo and Tunisia, as exotic as Sumatra, Vietnam and Thailand, and as flat out dangerous as Columbia, Nigeria and Russia, with some of the maddest, baddest and strangest people you could ever hope not to meet. Strap yourself in for an exhilarating, crazed, sometimes terrifying, usually bloody funny ride through one man's adventures in the oil trade. When not getting into trouble on the rigs Paul lives a quiet life in Sydney.

Don t Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs

Amazingly, he's survived (so far) to tell these stories from the edge of civilization, and reason.

Author: Paul Carter


ISBN: 9781458744883

Category: Dyslexia friendly books

Page: 233

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A take no prisoners' approach to life has seen Paul Carter heading to some of the world's most remote, wild and dangerous places as a contractor in the oil business. Amazingly, he's survived (so far) to tell these stories from the edge of civilization, and reason.

Don t Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs

Mum and Dad went bright red, exchanging inner screams, as Peter finished off. My ears popped. One of the two children screamed and buried his head in his ...

Author: Paul Carter

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1857884183

Category: Travel

Page: 224

View: 357

A take-no-prisoners approach to life has seen Paul Carter heading to some of the world's most remote, wild and dangerous places as a contractor in the oil business. Amazingly, he's survived (so far) to tell these stories from the edge of civilization. He has been shot at, hijacked and held hostage; almost died of dysentery in Asia and toothache in Russia; watched a Texan lose his mind in the jungles of Asia; lost a lot of money backing a scorpion against a mouse in a fight to the death, and been served cocktails by an orangutan on an ocean freighter. And that's just his day job. Taking postings in some of the world's wildest and most remote regions, not to mention some of the roughest rigs on the planet, Paul has worked, got into trouble, and been given serious talkings to, in locations as far-flung as the North Sea, Middle East, Borneo and Tunisia, as exotic as Sumatra, Vietnam and Thailand, and as flat-out dangerous as Columbia, Nigeria and Russia, with some of the maddest, baddest and strangest people you could ever hope not to meet.

Letitia Baldrige s More Than Manners

If only all the moms and dads in this world would teach their children one of ... When you put out your hand, they'll say hello back and tell you their name ...

Author: Letitia Baldrige

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439131442

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 288

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American families are sick of rudeness, aggression, and unruly behavior. They are searching for ways to cool down society -- and bring up kids who win at life by peaceful, compassionate, and rational means, rather than the opposite. This is the book that casts out a new lifeline to them and speaks positively to their deepest needs and yearnings. Explaining that kindness is the heart and core of civility and manners in any society, Letitia Baldrige, America's number one best-selling authority on manners, has finally written the book that millions have been waiting for: a road map to raising and guiding kids who succeed in life through decency and honor. "It all starts in the home," says Baldrige, as she shows parents and other concerned adults how to teach kids to: Gain respect and become leaders -- at home, at school, and in the larger world -- without becoming wimps or bullies. Defuse explosive situations with words and actions that turn hostility into harmony. Use conciliation instead of confrontation with peers, authority figures, and others. Be courteous and compassionate with family and friends and out in public while still standing up for themselves. Learn behaviors that will make them liked and respected and will make the world around them a better place as they grow up. And much more... Baldrige accomplishes this using real-life examples of encounters between adults and young people and the day-to-day interactions between young peers -- at home, at school, and out in the world -- plus the compelling and often personal true stories and anecdotes that have made her other books so warm and conversational and loved by millions. In his longtime best-selling Book of Virtues, William Bennett showed us the values we should strive for to get life back on track again. In her book, Letitia Baldrige shows us how to apply those principles in everyday life, twenty-four hours a day -- and get results!

The Rig

He didn't know about my nights. ... I took some bread – for my mother, I told myself – but I had no saliva and had to force it down in a lump.

Author: Roger Levy

Publisher: Titan Books

ISBN: 1785655647

Category: Fiction

Page: 624

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An astounding SF thriller for fans of Adrian Tchaikovsky, Neal Stephenson, Alastair Reynolds and David Mitchell. Humanity has spread across many planets, connected by the Song, the information superhighway, and held together by AfterLife. All humans have neurids – organic chips that record your entire life – implanted in their brains at birth, and at the moment of death, one may be lucky enough to discover that your neurid is active. That means you are placed in a sarc and held in suspended animation in the seas of the planet of Bleak, until a cure for your illness has been discovered and you are put up in a public vote. Billions of people from across the system will read your life story, taken from your neurid, and vote on whether you deserve to be cured. Who needs god when moral behaviour is encouraged by social media? On the planet of Gehenna, the only planet that still worships a god, a hyper-intelligent but socially challenged boy named Alef meets Pellon Hoq, the son of a crime boss whose empire spans the system. Over the course of two decades the friends become the worst of enemies, as Pellon Hoq is driven mad by his own mortality, and Alef seeks to find an answer that will prevent a terrible tragedy. On the planet of Bleak where the sarcs bob in the endless sea amidst the great rigs that extract the planet’s core, Raisa is working on a story. She is a writer for TruTales, a Song site that sends her all over the system in search of lives to write down. When a lawman she has been interviewing is drawn into a string of murders, Raisa begins to suspect that her AI handler for the site has a plan for her. At its core, RIG is an SF thriller with two alternating narrative strands that ultimately draw perfectly together. One strand traces the story of two boys bound terribly together, who in time control a vast criminal organisation, while the other explores an apparently insignificant murder that opens into something far greater.

The Downfall of Cutter Jackson

“Don't know. He was going to speak to my mother about it. There's more than just me feeling threatened by this, Mia. It's a Jackson family apocalypse.

Author: Kelly Hunter

Publisher: Tule Publishing

ISBN: 1943963614

Category: Fiction


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How can he protect his family when he no longer knows what family is? Cutter Jackson’s perfect world is crumbling. A new-found half-brother, a father short on answers, and a woman who challenges his every word will do that to a man. He’s losing his authority, his morality and his restraint with every breath. And there’s still Christmas and New Year to navigate. Street-savvy Mia Blake isn’t looking for a place in the family Cutter loves so much. As for the lust that sparks between them, Mia’s more than happy to fan those flames and drive them both a little nuts. She can handle it. She can handle him right up until the moment Cutter decides he wants more than a holiday fling… Previously titled A Bad Boy for Christmas The Jackson Brothers Book 1: The Courage of Eli Jackson Book 2: The Heart of Caleb Jackson Book 3: The Downfall of Cutter Jackson

Toxic and Intoxicating Oil

Don't Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs: She Thinks I'm a Piano Player in a Whorehouse. Boston: Da Capo Press. Carter, Paul. 2007b.

Author: Patricia Widener

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 1978805055

Category: Political Science

Page: 270

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When oil and gas exploration was expanding across Aotearoa New Zealand, Patricia Widener was there interviewing affected residents and environmental and climate activists, and attending community meetings and anti-drilling rallies. Exploration was occurring on an unprecedented scale when oil disasters dwelled in recent memory, socioecological worries were high, campaigns for climate action were becoming global, and transitioning toward a low carbon society seemed possible. Yet unlike other communities who have experienced either an oil spill, or hydraulic fracturing, or offshore exploration, or climate fears, or disputes over unresolved Indigenous claims, New Zealanders were facing each one almost simultaneously. Collectively, these grievances created the foundation for an organized civil society to construct and then magnify a comprehensive critical oil narrative--in dialogue, practice, and aspiration. Community advocates and socioecological activists mobilized for their health and well-being, for their neighborhoods and beaches, for Planet Earth and Planet Ocean, and for terrestrial and aquatic species and ecosystems. They rallied against toxic, climate-altering pollution; the extraction of fossil fuels; a myriad of historic and contemporary inequities; and for local, just, and sustainable communities, ecologies, economies, and/or energy sources. In this allied ethnography, quotes are used extensively to convey the tenor of some of the country’s most passionate and committed people. By analyzing the intersections of a social movement and the political economy of oil, Widener reveals a nuanced story of oil resistance and promotion at a time when many anti-drilling activists believed themselves to be on the front lines of the industry’s inevitable decline.

A Pilgrim s Journey

I asked, hoping this was not a late shift work night for him. ... She whispered to my mom and her two daughters to tell them what had happened.

Author: Joan R. Specht

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465354972

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 259

View: 898

Joan R. Specht, a spiritual director, bereavement coordinator, and retreat facilitator, received her Doctor of Ministry Degree from St. Mary of the Lake University in Mundelein, Illinois. She was a Sister of Mercy for thirty years. She is an ordained priest in the Catholic Apostolic Church of Antioch. She lives in Center Point, Texas, with her husband, Donald Klanchar. She is also the author of Breakthrough, under her pen name, Marsha Malone. Cover art by Susan K. Boyle

The Land Of Nightingales

'I know, but Will wanted to finish getting the hay in – old Curly's aching ... There was nothing very alluring about her working rig of cotton shirt and ...

Author: Sally Stewart

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448110912

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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1919 - when Phoebe Maynard - after her mother had died - found the old journal in the attic it reminded her of several things -of her early childhood growing up in Spain, of her father's distress whenever she spoke of that country, and of her mother's long years of fretful ill-health once they had returned to their Oxfordshire manor house.Phoebe, and her sister, Lydia, had never understood why the 'land of nightingales' was such an emotive subject within the family, but when their father died it suddenly became clear.His will revealed that Phoebe and Lydia had a Spanish half-brother - Juan Rodriguez. It seemed that Juan was as shocked as they were by his foreign connections and was determined to have nothing to do with his English relatives - but the blood-tie was there. As Phoebe and Lydia finally found a happiness of their own in England, the past constantly intruded on their tranquil lives.It was when young Holly, Phoebe's orphaned niece-by-marriage, came onto the scene that the two worlds met and exploded into an emotional turmoil that was to be made even more violent as Holly and Juan found themselves caught up in the turbulence of the Spanish Civil War.

Itch Rocks

'This organization ot'iAlexander's you work for — where do you fit in?' he asked, find— ing some more ... 'Why don't you tell Mum? I don't really understand ...

Author: Simon Mayo

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446495426

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 448

View: 126

After almost poisoning his whole class with arsenic gas, going on the run from a psychotic science teacher and nearly dying of radiation poisoning, life is getting back to normal for Itchingham Lofte - at least, as normal as it can be when you have a round-the-clock detail of government security guards watching your every move. But sinister forces are still hunting for Element 126 and will stop at nothing to find out where Itch has hidden the precious radioactive rocks. With the help of his sister Chloe and his tomboy cousin Jack, Itch has to put 126 beyond the reach of unscrupulous scientists and international terrorists forever. It's time to save the world. Again. The second book in the explosively exciting ITCH series. 'A great debut. You'll be itching to read more.' Anthony Horowitz

Arcane Exodus

If you somehow manage to reach your mother first, you will both die. ... Huldrig let out a long groan and slowly sat up, with a hand to his head, ...

Author: S. G. Gowing

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 0805977856

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

View: 392

A seemingly normal teenage girl is thrust into a world of orcs, elves, dwarves, and other beasts in this fantasy novel.

Report From Ground Zero

The night before, I got a phone call telling me that my mother was going ... Somewhere along the line the guys in the truck said they were working with ...

Author: Dennis Smith

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446497496

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 608

View: 342

When disaster struck at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, Dennis Smith was among the first to arrive on the scene. Report from Ground Zero is his insider's account of the heroic efforts of the firefighters, police and emergency workers who rushed to downtown New York to face the greatest challenge of their lives. In all, 343 firefighters gave their lives. Entire companies were lost. Among the dead were a father and son; the department's beloved chaplain; commanders and rookies. Smith, author of the classic bestseller Report from Engine Company 82 and once described as 'the Poet Laureate of firefighters' by the New York Post, tells their stories and those of their families, the camaraderie in their companies and the massive recovery efforts following the catastrophe. As the world tries to come to terms with the horror of what happened, the firefighters' courage and fortitude in the face of enormous personal danger and bereavement offers a beacon of hope and redemption. Report from Ground Zero is a tribute to those heroes for our troubled times.

Letitia Baldrige s New Manners for New Times

A sister of the bride cornered her mother and told her to stop being so overwrought: “Mom, let the rehearsal dinner be reflective of the groom's family, ...

Author: Letitia Baldrige

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439188545

Category: Reference

Page: 736

View: 375

THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO MANNERS, REVISED AND UPDATED TO ACCOMODATE TODAY'S HIGH-SPEED LIFESTYLES, SHIFTING VALUES, AND EVER-EVOLVING DEFINITION OF FAMILY. Letitia Baldrige is universally recognized as the country's leading authority on executive, domestic, and social manners. She began writing on manners and protocol during her diplomatic service in 1949, and she has been hailed on the cover of Time magazine as "America's leading arbiter of manners." Originally published in 1989, her Complete Guide to New Manners has now been thoroughly revised and updated to incorporate the changing social conventions and enormous technological advances of the past fifteen years. Baldrige was the first etiquette writer to advise extensively on the subject of manners in the workplace. With her legendary background in both the government and business worlds, she remains the prime authority on the integration of goals that often seem at odds with one another -- namely, family, work, and pleasure. Baldrige provides fresh guidelines on etiquette at work and in every form of communication, from letters to emails to cell phone calls. She also updates the way we approach the traditional rites of passage -- weddings, funerals, religious ceremonies, gatherings large and small. Here are authoritative answers to the etiquette questions and issues involved in nontraditional family relationships -- stepfamilies, adult children returning home, elderly parents moving in, gays and lesbians in the family, dating for the newly single, and the myriad complications that spring from divorce. Through it all, Baldrige does not forget the essence of manners: they are an expression of love and care, and they are under our control. New Manners for New Times is a comprehensive encyclopedia that will lead readers confidently and correctly through the maze of lifestyles, customs, business, and ways of relating to others in this new, complex millennium. But it is, above all, a very personal statement.

All Good Children

“You don't know anything about it.” I take my RIG from her hand and turn the show back on. ... “You too,” I tell Mom. A commercial comes on for a fertility ...

Author: Catherine Austen

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers

ISBN: 155469826X

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 312

View: 399

It's the middle of the twenty-first century and the elite children of New Middletown are lined up to receive a treatment that turns them into obedient, well-mannered citizens. Maxwell Connors, a seventeen-year-old prankster, misfit and graffiti artist, observes the changes with growing concern, especially when his younger sister, Ally, is targeted. Max and his best friend, Dallas, escape the treatment, but must pretend to be "zombies" while they watch their freedoms and hopes decay. When Max's family decides to take Dallas with them into the unknown world beyond New Middletown's borders, Max's creativity becomes an unexpected bonus rather than a liability.

Full Ride

I beg Riggoli's for extra work hours during the afternoon, while Mom's still ... I know there's no way I can go visit Vanderbilt and Emory with him and Rosa ...

Author: Margaret Peterson Haddix

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442442808

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 352

View: 807

Becca has plenty to hide and everything to lose—but with her future on the line, she’s willing to risk it all. This gripping novel from New York Times bestselling author Maragaret Peterson Haddix “will rivet readers” (Publishers Weekly). Becca’s claim to fame is one she’s been hiding from for the past three years: Her father is a notorious embezzler, and when he was caught, his excuse was, “How else is a guy like me supposed to put his kid through college?” Three years after the trial and imprisonment that destroyed Becca’s life, she and her mother have started over again and are living in a town where no one knows their secret. But as college—and its cost—looms large, Becca begins to wonder how they’ll afford it. And how she can apply for financial aid without divulging her secret? A local scholarship opportunity seems like a dream come true, but as the application process commences, Becca uncovers a chain of secrets that could destroy everything she’s worked so hard to build. But the truth could also lead her toward the future she’s always dreamed of…

The Windsurf Boy

'I don't suppose there's much he needs to know, self-confident little creep ... He bent and lifted up the board, his left hand holding the rig that bent and ...

Author: Bel Mooney

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1448211255

Category: Fiction


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To newly separated Anna, holidaying in Devon with her seven-year-old son, the exquisite windsurfer winging across the waves on the river near their cottage represents all that is young, strong and free. In a nearby nursing home Anna's mother is dying of cancer, calmly accepting impending death with a dignity her daughter cannot begin to understand. Faced with the dilemma of many conflicting emotions ? guilt, grief, nostalgia and an increasing infatuation with the teenage windsurfer ? Anna struggles to come to terms with her life?

Cheer for the Dead

You may live to thank me for this rig yet. ... Campbell was thinking that, thanks to Eilers' inventive bent, not only did they know that none of the several ...

Author: Eli Colter

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 1479438529

Category: Fiction

Page: 220

View: 801

Pat Campbell is back -- the big man, six-foot six to be exact, with the big heart -- in a story brimming with action and suspense... Clients were more than paying customers to Pat Campbell. they were friends -- whose problems remained his problems even after they themselves ceased to care... Wark Andross -- for one -- was certainly beyond earthly cares now. Wark was a man whom people loved without regard for his millions. It was entirely fitting, therefore, that the press should memorialize his untimely death as "Unfortunate! Regrettable! Deplorable!" And it was natural for the police -- circumstances being what they were -- to tag the case as just another unfortunate accident. But Pat Campbell was dissatisfied with the tearful condolences on the one hand and the routine judgments on the other. To his mind, there were too many questions about Wark's death still unanswered; too many evasions and conflicting reports. Somehow it didn't seem reasonable that a man in the prime of his life, in full posession of his faculties would... And for murder, eight million dollars could prove a powerful incentive! So Pat went to work. And soon he found himself locked in a struggle to the finish with a desparate -- but resourceful -- murderer.

Is that Bike Diesel Mate

Telegraph In this outrageous sequel to Don't Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs, worldclass rig pig Paul Carter's at it again: breaking machinery, defying death ...

Author: Paul Carter

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1857889665

Category: Travel

Page: 288

View: 308

Oi, mate, is that monstrosity diesel? From the author of the bestsellers Don't Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs, She Thinks I'm a Piano Player in a Whorehouse and This Is Not a Drill, this is the eagerly awaited next installment of Paul Carter's rollicking life. Take one mad adventurer and a motorbike that runs on bio fuel (cooking oil i.e. chip fat to you and me) and send them with one filmmaker on a road trip around Australia just to see what happens. What you get is a story full of outback characters, implausible (but true) situations, unlikely events and unfortunate breakdowns, all at a break neck pace. Never one to sit still for long, this is what Paul Carter did next. Whether you've been shocked, delighted, entertained, horrified - or all of the above - by Paul's stories whether from oil rigs or the road one thing is for sure, they are always high octane adventures.

The Mummy and Miss Nitocris A Phantasy of the Fourth Dimension

I tell you, Phadrig, that the moment my eyes looked for the first time into hers, only a few minutes ago, I knew that I had found my fate, and, having found ...

Author: George Chetwynd Griffith

Publisher: Good Press


Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 717

"The Mummy and Miss Nitocris: A Phantasy of the Fourth Dimension" by George Chetwynd Griffith. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.