One Good Turn

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.

Author: Chris Ryan

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409035514

Category: Fiction

Page: 112

View: 962

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

"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: 955

"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."--

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.

Author: Witold Rybczynski

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743219082

Category: History

Page: 176

View: 748

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

A disappointed Duke gets a lesson in love in this classic Signet Regency Romance from Carla Kelly.

Author: Carla Kelly

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101572973

Category: Fiction

Page: 266

View: 912

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

'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
 ...

Author: Kate Atkinson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409094790

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

View: 840

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

... Chapter Five Chapter Six PART TWO - Chapter Seven Chapter Eight Chapter
Nine Chapter Ten Chapter Eleven Chapter Twelve Chapter Thirteen Epilogue
About the Author ONE GOOD TURN Judith Arnold “Judith Arnold writes
beautifully ...

Author: Judith Arnold

Publisher: Judith Arnold

ISBN: 0985229381

Category: Fiction

Page: 356

View: 234

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 Deserves a Mother

They stopped directly behind me, one to the left, and the other to the right. “Mr.
Turn?”, said the one on my right. I didn't even blink an eye. The same one that
spoke waited all of one and a half seconds and then tapped me on the shoulder.

Author: Les Hendrickson

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595247695

Category: Fiction

Page: 152

View: 624

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 door. She was wearing the darksilk robe Lylehad lenther. She moved her
hand ...

Author: Jason Dean

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472221397

Category: Fiction

Page: 50

View: 776

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.


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

View: 941

'With her third novel Dervla McTiernan confirms she's a born storyteller' Val McDermid The unputdownable new novel from the bestselling 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 Deed

I looked around; I wasn't the only grown-up taking one, though it's possible I was
the only grown-up there without a kid. There were some Skittles, a bunch of
lollipops, and a Kit Kat: it was the latter I was after. And though I could have
designed ...

Author: Erin McHugh

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613123930

Category: Self-Help

Page: 384

View: 645

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 Deed a Day

As you reflect on your actions, pick out a few of your favorite good deeds and
commit yourself to making them part of your regular routine. Turn one good deed
into many more. Chronicle Books publishes distinctive books and gifts.

Author: Chronicle Books

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452106681

Category:

Page: 388

View: 481

This uplifting book suggests 365 seemingly simple actions that have the power to ignite a chain reaction of compassion. Each brightly illustrated page features an inspiring prompt encouraging people to make meaningful connections with loved ones, build community, spread cheer to strangers or prioritize their own happiness.


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

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781925704105

Category:

Page:

View: 409

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

Fiona will do anything for her best friend, even looking after her troublesome dog, Archie.

Author: Sarah Purdue

Publisher: Linford Romance

ISBN: 9781444846355

Category:

Page: 264

View: 764

Fiona will do anything for her best friend, even looking after her troublesome dog, Archie. When Archie pulls yet another stunt, this time raiding a picnic at the park, she and Archie are rescued by handsome Tom and his impeccably trained dog, Dixon. When Tom offers to help with Archie's training, Fiona can't refuse and finds herself falling in love. But Tom has secrets which threaten their relationship. Can Fiona learn to trust again or risk losing her happy ever after?

One Good Turn

But his friends have their own secret to keep from the Rising, and helping Gerry is fraught with danger. Does one good turn always deserve another? And if it does, how much must a friend risk to pay back a debt?

Author: Brian Gallagher

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781847178176

Category:

Page: 96

View: 239

Gerry Quinn knows what it’s like to be hungry and poor. So when looting breaks out during the 1916 Rising, he doesn’t hesitate to join in. Months later Gerry and his friends Emer and Jack piece together their lives in the aftermath of the Easter Rebellion. But just when Gerry’s luck appears to be picking up, disaster strikes: his crime is about to be revealed. Desperate to avoid being sent to a brutal reformatory school, Gerry turns to Emer and Jack for help. But his friends have their own secret to keep from the Rising, and helping Gerry is fraught with danger. Does one good turn always deserve another? And if it does, how much must a friend risk to pay back a debt?

Story Proof

''One good turn deserves another,'' for example, involves the essential creation of
characters, expectation, intent, judgment, and actions (and is the appropriate
proverb for the ant-dove-bird catcher story earlier in this chapter). Event: Person
A ...

Author: Kendall Haven

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313095876

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 164

View: 232

Like Stephen Krashen's important work in The Power of Reading, Story Proof collects and analyzes the research that validates the importance of story, story reading, and storytelling to the brain development and education of children and adults. Accomplished researcher and storyteller Kendall Haven, establishes the need for understanding the research findings in neural psychology and brain development and the value of a common definition of story if one is to fully grasp the importance and necessity of story to the development of the human mind. To support his case, he reviews a wealth of research from storytellers, teachers, and others who have experienced the power of story firsthand. The author has collected anecdotal experiences from over 100 performing storytellers and from 1,800 story practitioners (mostly teachers) who have made extensive use of stories. He has read more than 150 qualitative and quantitative research studies that discuss the effectiveness of stories and/or storytelling for one or more specific applications (education, organizational management, knowledge management, medical and narrative therapy, etc.). Forty of these studies were literature reviews and comparative studies including analysis of over 1,000 studies and descriptive articles. He has also gathered research evidence from his own story performances for total audiences of over 4 million and from conducting story writing workshops with 200,000 students and 40,000 teachers.

No Good Deed Book One of the Mark Taylor Series

(A Supernatural Thriller) M.P. McDonald. with the photos. You have pictures, but
did you dream?” He pointed his chin towards the photos, “Did those scenes turn
up in your dreams?” Jessie moved the pictures off her lunch and shook her head.

Author: M.P. McDonald

Publisher: MP McDonald

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 327

View: 495

The government can do anything they want to him—anything at all... Mark Taylor knows his actions scream guilty—but he was only trying to stop the horrible terrorist attack. Instead, the government labels him an enemy combatant and throws him in the brig with no rights, no trial, and no way to prove his innocence. He's just a regular guy—a photographer—who finds himself in an extraordinary situation when an antique camera he buys at a dusty Afghanistan bazaar produces photographs of future tragedies. Tragedies he's driven to prevent. His frantic warnings about September 11th are ignored but put him in the government cross-hairs where he learns what being labeled an 'enemy combatant' really means... psychic legal rights thrillers, thriller 100 must reads, paranormal crime criminal psychological suspense,thrillers and conspiracy thrillers and terrorism, alternate history, time travel