One Good Turn

With Case Histories, Kate Atkinson showed how brilliantly she could explore the crime genre and make it her own. In One Good Turn she takes her masterful plotting one step further.

Author: Kate Atkinson

Publisher: Anchor Canada

ISBN: 030737324X

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Case Histories, once again featuring ex-cop turned private investigator Jackson Brodie. It is summer, it is the Edinburgh Festival. People queuing for a lunchtime show witness a road-rage incident – an incident which changes the lives of everyone involved. Jackson Brodie, ex-army, ex-police, ex-private detective, is also an innocent bystander – until he becomes a suspect. With Case Histories, Kate Atkinson showed how brilliantly she could explore the crime genre and make it her own. In One Good Turn she takes her masterful plotting one step further. Like a set of Russian dolls each thread of the narrative reveals itself to be related to the last. Her Dickensian cast of characters are all looking for love or money and find it in surprising places. As ever with Atkinson what each one actually discovers is their true self. Unputdownable and triumphant, One Good Turn is a sharply intelligent read that is also percipient, funny, and totally satisfying.

One Good Turn

'An absolute joy to read ... the pleasure of One Good Turn lies in the ride, in Kate
Atkinson's wry, unvanquished characters, her swooping, savvy, sarcastic prose
and authorial joie de vivre" Guardian "Kate Atkinson's bright voice rings on every
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Author: Kate Atkinson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409094790

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

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The second Jackson Brodie novel (after Case Histories): literary crime from the prizewinning, number-one bestselling author of Big Sky and Transcription. 'An absolute joy to read...the pleasure of One Good Turn lies in the ride, in Atkinson's wry, unvanquished characters, her swooping, savvy, sarcastic prose and authorial joie de vivre' Guardian It is summer, it is the Edinburgh Festival. People queuing for a lunchtime show witness a road-rage incident - a near-homicidal attack which changes the lives of everyone involved. Jackson Brodie, ex-army, ex-police, ex-private detective, is also an innocent bystander - until he becomes a murder suspect. As the body count mounts, each member of the teeming Dickensian cast's story contains a kernel of the next, like a set of nesting Russian dolls. They are all looking for love or money or redemption or escape: but what each actually discovers is their own true self.

One Good Turn

One Good Turn is a story starring Archimedes, who invented the water screw and
introduced the helix, and Leonardo, who sketched a machine for carving wood
screws. It is a story of mechanical discovery and genius that takes readers from ...

Author: Witold Rybczynski

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743219082

Category: History

Page: 176

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The Best Tool of the Millennium The seeds of Rybczynski's elegant and illuminating new book were sown by The New York Times, whose editors asked him to write an essay identifying "the best tool of the millennium." The award-winning author of Home, A Clearing in the Distance, and Now I Sit Me Down, Rybczynski once built a house using only hand tools. His intimate knowledge of the toolbox -- both its contents and its history -- serves him beautifully on his quest. One Good Turn is a story starring Archimedes, who invented the water screw and introduced the helix, and Leonardo, who sketched a machine for carving wood screws. It is a story of mechanical discovery and genius that takes readers from ancient Greece to car design in the age of American industry. Rybczynski writes an ode to the screw, without which there would be no telescope, no microscope -- in short, no enlightenment science. One of our finest cultural and architectural historians, Rybczynski renders a graceful, original, and engaging portrait of the tool that changed the course of civilization.

One Good Turn

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About the Author ONE GOOD TURN Judith Arnold “Judith Arnold writes
beautifully ...

Author: Judith Arnold

Publisher: Judith Arnold

ISBN: 0985229381

Category: Fiction

Page: 356

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Seven years ago, Luke Benning and Jenny Perrin were two college students working in Washington for the summer. Jenny was an idealist, eager to save the world and planning to become a teacher. Luke was the son of a wealthy, well-connected father who had mapped Luke’s entire life out for him. Luke didn’t want to attend an elite law firm and become a power-broker like his father, but he desperately craved his father’s approval. Jenny’s friendship and love gave him the strength to stand up to his father and to take control of his own life. How could Luke not love the strong, spirited woman who had rescued him from his father’s manipulations? But then she disappeared. And seven years later reappeared. Only now she’s different: still strong and spirited but no longer the idealist. Something happened to turn her cynical and fearful inside. As happy as she is that Luke has found her, she no longer trusts him, or herself. Seven years before, she had saved him. Now Luke is determined to save her.

One Good Turn

One Good Turn is the first Mary Leunig book in almost 25 years, bringing one of Australia's most incisive artists and social commentators roaring back to the fore.In these never-before-seen glorious full-colour drawings, Leunig's focus on ...

Author: Mary Leunig

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ISBN: 9781925704105

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One Good Turn is the first Mary Leunig book in almost 25 years, bringing one of Australia's most incisive artists and social commentators roaring back to the fore.In these never-before-seen glorious full-colour drawings, Leunig's focus on politics, family, class, power, violence, trauma, humour, domesticity, labour, and the experience of being a woman in the world is still as deeply relevant as ever.This book attests to how desperately we still need Mary Leunig - perhaps more now than ever before.

One Good Turn

"Meizie's educational ambition is truncated by the untimely death of his father who was involved in a ghastly motor car accident.

Author: Chinelo Ifezulike

Publisher:

ISBN: 9789781001277

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Page: 81

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"Meizie's educational ambition is truncated by the untimely death of his father who was involved in a ghastly motor car accident. His mother's inability to pay his school fees forces him into being apprenticed to an overbearing couple who overwhelms him with errands and maltreats him. However, providence rescues Meizie as he is handed over to a good Samaritan who gives him the best of education up to university level."--

The Good Turn

'With her third novel Dervla McTiernan confirms she's a born storyteller' Val McDermid The unputdownable no.1 bestseller from the author of The Ruin and The Scholar.

Author: Dervla McTiernan

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 1460710614

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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'With her third novel Dervla McTiernan confirms she's a born storyteller' Val McDermid The unputdownable no.1 bestseller from the author of The Ruin and The Scholar. Police corruption, an investigation that ends in tragedy and the mystery of a little girl's silence - three unconnected events that will prove to be linked by one small town. While Detective Cormac Reilly faces enemies at work and trouble in his personal life, Garda Peter Fisher is relocated out of Galway with the threat of prosecution hanging over his head. But even that is not as terrible as having to work for his overbearing father, the local copper for the pretty seaside town of Roundstone. For some, like Anna and her young daughter Tilly, Roundstone is a refuge from trauma. But even this village on the edge of the sea isn't far enough to escape from the shadows of evil men. PRAISE FOR DERVLA McTIERNAN: 'Intelligent and fast-paced ... We can't wait [for the next case]' - Wall Street Journal 'Top-notch crime writing' - Kate Forsyth 'Like The Ruin, The Scholar is a fast-paced, rewarding read' - Irish Examiner 'A truly fine police procedural that should see the author rocket from star to superstar' - Irish Independent 'Taut, tense and darkly addictive' - Candice Fox 'Confirms McTiernan's place in the top rank of crime writers' - Chris Hammer 'The Ruin was an outstanding debut but The Scholar proves beyond a doubt that Dervla McTiernan is a remarkable talent ... crime fiction of the highest standard' - Jane Casey 'A story that is as moving as it is fast-paced' - Val McDermid 'A writer to watch' - Publishers Weekly 'Dervla McTiernan's first novel far outclasses some of the genre's stalwarts, marking her as a crime writer to watch, and Cormac Reilly a cop to follow to hell and back. Fans of Ian Rankin and Tana French will feel right at home' - Bookseller + Publisher

One Good Turn

But his nightmare doesn't end there. He is tried and found guilty of cowardice, impersonating a fellow soldier and theft. With time slipping away, Chris Ransom must try to remember the events, so that he can clear his name and save himself.

Author: Chris Ryan

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0099522349

Category: Amnesia

Page: 92

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From the number one bestselling author of Who Dares Wins. 1917, Western Front, Ypres A soldier wakes up in a damp, dark basement. He can't get out. He is covered in mud.His skin is badly burned. And he can't remember anything. But his nightmare doesn't end there. He is tried and found guilty of cowardice, impersonating a fellow soldier and theft. He can barely speak, let alone defend himself. As the verdict is passed and he learns that the death sentence awaits him, he remembers two things: that he took something from a dead man in the trenches, and that the name his accusers have been calling him is not his. With time slipping away, Chris Ransom must try to remember the events that have led him to this moment, so that he can clear his name and save himself.




The Repository of Wit and Humor

ONE GOOD TURN DESERVES ANOTHER . Buck , the player at York , was asked
how he came to turn his coat twice . He replied , smartly , that “ one good turn
deserved another . " ON A BAD SERVANT , BUT A GOOD NURSE . Says Dick to
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Our Country Churches and Chapels

Nay , nay , " said Tommy , you interrupted yourself ; you did good turn in my
singing , and I a good turn in your sermon ; and you know , sir , ” continued he ,
with a sparkle of dry humour in his sharp little eye , " One good turn deserves
another !

Author: Atticus

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Category: Church buildings

Page: 584

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Improvement Era

10 Choosing the Right ( Continued from page 705 ) eyes on their Creator and
upon others is the good turn — the service . ... do at least one ' good turn ' to
somebody every day , and you will soon get into the habit of doing good turns
always .

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The Salt cellars

One good stroke does not prove me a woodman . One happy speech does not
warrant a man in setting ap as an orator . Balaam's ass spoke well once , but it
never tried it again . Altogether it differed greatly from its brethren . One good turn
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Author: Charles Haddon Spurgeon

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Category: Proverbs

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The Comic History of England With Twenty Coloured Etchings and Two Hundred Woodcuts by John Leech

I acknowledge my fault , ” replied Alfred , " for you and your husband have done
me a good turn , and one good turn , I am well aware , deserves another . ” The
monarch retired to a swamp , which he called Ethelingny - now Athelney - or the ...

Author: Gilbert Abbott À Beckett

Publisher:

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Category: Caricatures and cartoons

Page: 624

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Aphorisms of Valluvar

To forget a good deed is just not done ' ; whereas An ill - turn is best forgotten
then and there . ... The following translation is based on Thiru K . Srinivasan ' s
rendering : • Even a deadly hurt is soon effaced , If one recollects a past good
turn ' .

Author: S. M. Diaz

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On the theme of virtue in Tirukkur̲aḷ, ancient Tamil didactic verse work, by Tiruvaḷḷuvar.

Blackwood s Edinburgh Magazine

One good turn deserves “ One good turn deserves anothanother . ” And he
began to scrub er , " answered Herbert . lustily . ' “ But Fox might come . I say , “ I
suppose you have not yet told Fox , do come ; the governor has Gwendoline the
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Frank Leslie s Sunday Magazine

... and how I come mur from under the bearskin hoods covering every man ' s
here is all along of one good turn I did while I was alive . face to the eyebrows
responded with superstitions acoept It was Christmas Eve , and I was traveling
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