One Good Turn

Traces the history of the screwdriver from a sketch in da Vinci's pad to a later patent and mass production.

Author: Witold Rybczynski

Publisher: Scribner Book Company

ISBN:

Category: Architecture

Page: 173

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Traces the history of the screwdriver from a sketch in da Vinci's pad to a later patent and mass production.

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 Atkinson's wry, unvanquished characters, her swooping, savvy, sarcastic prose and authorial joie de vivre' Guardian It is summer, it is the Edinburgh Festival.

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 ...

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

... Chapter Ten Chapter Eleven Chapter Twelve Chapter Thirteen Epilogue About the Author ONE GOOD TURN Judith Arnold “Judith Arnold writes beautifully and.

Author: Judith Arnold

Publisher: Judith Arnold

ISBN: 0985229381

Category: Fiction

Page: 356

View: 515

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

Perhaps one day, someone will see this story and help set the record straight. One good turn deserves another but sometimes the debt is so great it can ...

Author: Chris Ryan

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409035514

Category: Fiction

Page: 112

View: 561

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.

One Good Turn

... byAmanda McCabe One Touch of Magic byAmanda McCabe A Homespun Regency Christmas Regency Christmas Wishes Anthology SIGNET REGENCY ROMANCE One Good Turn ...

Author: Carla Kelly

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101572973

Category: Fiction

Page: 266

View: 513

A disappointed Duke gets a lesson in love in this classic Signet Regency Romance from Carla Kelly. AVAILBLE DIGITALLY FOR THE FIRST TIME Benedict Nesbitt, the Seventh Duke of Knaresborough, prepares himself to a life of solitude when the woman he loves marries another man. Resigned to looking after his niece and working on his stiff upper lip, he heads back home… On the way, he agrees to give a ride to a poor Spanish woman and her child. But there is more to the self assured Liria Valencia than meets the eye. She could even be Benedict’s second chance at love—if they can only see past their differences. And that will require delving into a complicated and painful past… Don’t miss Carla Kelly’s other classic Signet Regency romances The Lady’s Companion and The Wedding Journey.

One Good Turn Deserves a Mother

ONE GOOD TURN DESERVES A MOTHER Les Hendrickson Writers Club Press San Jose New York Lincoln Shanghai One Good Turn Deserves a Mother All Rights Reserved ©

Author: Les Hendrickson

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595247695

Category: Fiction

Page: 152

View: 352

All Nathaniel Turn wanted was steady employment. A regular guy with regular ideals, Nate was in no way prepared for what awaited him aboard the space station. He never intended to be a traitor to the entire Human race. How could he? After all, there was no such things as aliens…right? NOT!

One Good Turn A James Bishop short story

The footage was in black and white, but the resolution was very good. She watched herself approachingthe framed ThunderRoad poster inthe living room next ...

Author: Jason Dean

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472221397

Category: Fiction

Page: 50

View: 676

An exclusive James Bishop digital short story from Jason Dean, author of THE WRONG MAN and BACKTRACK. Do you like Reacher? You'll love Bishop. She has already escaped her captors once. Surely twice would be impossible. Kidnapped and left for dead, Sylvia Caplan knows she will have one chance to get her life back. Having fled and found her way back to civilisation, Sylvia stumbles into a dingy bar. Wearing borrowed shoes and stolen clothes, she's not the usual kind of customer and its not long before two menacing figures catch up with her. Unnoticed, former Marine, James Bishop, witnesses the woman's struggle, stepping in before he knows what he's done. Now Sylvia is on the run again but this time she is not alone. Can Bishop help her keep one step ahead or will he come to regret risking his life for a stranger? Includes extracts from all three James Bishop novels including an exclusive from the upcoming THE HUNTER'S OATH, out in June.

One Good Deed

MARCH 23 One good turn deserves another. Over the last several months, as I've been posting some of my deeds on my blog, I've gotten lots of comments—and ...

Author: Erin McHugh

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613123930

Category: Self-Help

Page: 384

View: 463

Erin McHugh had spent the better part of her adult life doing community work, but in more recent years, the minutiae of life and working as a bookseller kept her busy and away from those higher impulses. Then one day she learned a distant relative was actually going to be canonized. Was this a sign? What followed next was McHugh’s sincere urge to recapture a sense of charity, and so she set out on her birthday to do one good deed every day for an entire year. Maybe she wouldn’t be saving orphans from burning buildings, but she wanted to take one small, daily detour and make someone else’s life just a little bit better. One Good Deed is the inspiring, smart, and frequently funny chronicle of that year, in which each page represents a day in McHugh’s journey to reclaim the better part of herself, inspiring readers to do the same. Praise for One Good Deed: “Her memoir will inspire you to flex your do-gooder muscle without being preachy or a Pollyanna.” –Fitness “7 Good Deeds That Could Change Your Life” —Redbook “Engaging, funny, wise, and winning. One Good Deed is a measure of humanity and of McHugh’s own striving towards it.” —Susan Orlean, author of Rin Tin Tin and The Orchid Thief “This instructive, funny, utterly relevant book reminds us that the simple (but not-so-simple) act of paying daily attention can make a profound difference—to the world around us, and to our very selves.” —Dani Shapiro, author of Devotion: A Memoir “The best book in the world...because it makes us our best.” —Nichole Bernier, author of The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D.


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

Category:

Page: 81

View: 884

"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 Routledge Book of World Proverbs

(Spanish) No good deed goes unpunished. (American) Nothing is more easily blotted out than a good turn. (French) One good deed has many claimants.

Author: Jon R. Stone

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135870543

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 544

View: 700

The Routledge Book of World Proverbs invites the reader to travel the globe in search of the origins of such words of wisdom, experiencing the rich cultural traditions reflected in each nation’s proverbs. This collection contains over 16,000 gems of humour and pathos that draw upon themes from our shared experiences of life. And we are not just invited to learn about other cultures; proverbs are ‘bits of ancient wisdom’ and thus teach us about our own history. Drawing together proverbs that transcend culture, time and space to provide a collection that is both useful and enjoyable, The Routledge Book of World Proverbs is, unquestionably, a book of enduring interest.



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

View: 159

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 Salt cellars

One happy speech does not warrant a man in setting up as an orator . Balaam's ass spoke well once ... One good turn deserves another . One good yawner makes ...

Author: Charles Haddon Spurgeon

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Proverbs

Page:

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