Author: Grace Thompson
Romance and heartache abound as a local ice cream shop struggles to stay afloat Christmas, 1940. As the festive season approaches in a small Welsh village, two friends, Patricia and Vanessa, fall for the same man. Vanessa will stop at nothing to win his affections, but ultimately it is Patricia who finds love. Yet when tragedy strikes, it is Patricia who has to piece her life back together. Throwing herself into revitalising a traditional gelato business, she finds comfort from an unexpected source. Soon local gossip makes her worry if her new suitor can be trusted… is he too good to be true? An atmospheric and emotional saga, Ice Cream in Winter is steeped in period detail. Its author, the much-loved Grace Thompson (here under the pen name Kay Christopher), is one of the bestselling saga writers of recent years.
Author: Duncan Groves
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
Category: Juvenile Fiction
A wonderful illustrated picture book about the adventures of an unlikely hero! Benjamin Butterworth is everyone’s favourite ice cream man. But when one little boy asks exactly how he makes his ice cream so tasty, so yummy, so oh-so-scrummy, Mr Butterworth tells him it’s a big secret and one that he just can’t share. The problem is, his ice cream is so delightfully delicious, that after a busy summer, Mr Butterworth has almost run out. So as winter approaches, Benjamin Butterworth packs his bags and embarks on a long adventure to the coldest place on Earth. With his faithful dog at his side, the intrepid ice cream man endures terrible sea storms, battles a giant octopus, climbs an enormous ice mountain and comes face-to-face with a scary snow monster, until at last, he finds what he’s looking for: Mount Ice Cream. Brought to life by distinctive, hand-drawn illustrations, vividly rendered in watercolour and ink, Where Do Ice Cream Men Go In The Winter? is the story of an ordinary man on an extraordinary journey. Benjamin Butterworth doesn’t look like your average hero, yet this humble, unassuming ice cream man goes to remarkable lengths for his tasty treat and in so doing, proves there’s more to him than meets the eye. Combining quirky adventure with a charming aesthetic, this intrepid voyage will capture the imagination again and again; after all, what child wouldn’t want to be whisked away to the land of ice cream?
Author: Chris Clarke
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Ice cream as we recognize it today has been in existence for at least 300 years, though its origins probably go much further back in time. Though no one knows who invented ice cream. The first ice cream making machine was invented by Nancy Johnson, of Philadelphia, in the 1840s. The Science of Ice Cream begins with an introductory chapter on the history of ice cream. Subsequent chapters outline the physical chemistry underlying its manufacture, describe the ingredients and industrial production of ice cream and ice cream products respectively, detail the wide range of different physical and sensory techniques used to measure and assess ice cream, describe its microstructure (i.e. ice crystals, air bubbles, fat droplets and sugar solution), and how this relates to the physical properties and ultimately the texture that you experience when you eat it. Finally, some suggestions are provided for experiments relating to ice cream and ways to make ice cream at home or in a school laboratory. The Science of Ice Cream is ideal for undergraduate food science students as well as for people working in the ice cream industry. It is also accessible to the general reader who has studied science to A level and provides teachers with ideas for using ice cream to illustrate scientific principles.
Author: Abby Clements
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Hazel never set out to be a wedding planner. She was just helping her stressed sister Lila with cakes and décor for her big day. But when Lila and Ollie's summer ceremony is a runaway success, with guests raving about the food and styling at the pretty venue, word about Hazel's expertise soon spreads. But Hazel's clients expect the very best - she's promised lawyers Gemma and Eliot a snow-covered castle in the Scottish Highlands, and laidback couple Josh and Sarah a bohemian beach wedding in a Caribbean paradise. But as weather, in-laws and wilful brides conspire against her, can Hazel get two very different couples to walk up two very different aisles to say 'I do'? From the author of the bestselling The Heavenly Italian Ice Cream Shop, this is a festive treat of a novel, perfect for readers who enjoy books by Carole Matthews, Trisha Ashley and Jenny Colgan.
Category: Ice cream, ices, etc
Author: Felicity Castanga
Publisher: Giramondo Publishing
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Michael’s older brother dies at the beginning of the summer he turns 15, but as its title suggestsThe Incredible Here and Now is a tale of wonder, not of tragedy. Presented as a series of vignettes, in the tradition of Sandra Cisneros’ Young Adult classic The House on Mango Street, it tells of Michael’s coming of age in a year which brings him grief and romance; and of the place he lives in Western Sydney where ‘those who don’t know any better drive through the neighbourhood and lock their car doors’, and those who do, flourish in its mix of cultures. Through his perceptions, the reader becomes familiar with Michael’s community and its surroundings, the unsettled life of his family, the girl he meets at the local pool, the friends that gather in the McDonalds parking lot at night, the white Pontiac Trans Am that lights up his life like a magical talisman.
Author: David Small
The River in Winter is the story of seventeen-year-old Joe Weatherfield’s attempt to find love, mercy, and redemption in a world charged with the moral wreckage of family decisions made long before he was born. His search carries him from Massachusetts to Florida and finally to Dunnocks Head, Maine, where he rediscovers his long-estranged grandfather and quickly becomes involved in a kidnapping, a murder, and a long-buried scandal — all of which leads him to the hard irredeemable lesson that the innocent are often as guilty as the damned.
Author: J. Grace Doris J. Grace,Doris J. Grace
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The words from the internationally-known hymn Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Sound perfectly encapsulate the life of author Doris J. Grace from her love of music, her surname Grace acquired upon marriage, her faith, and being saved by the loving grace of God. This memoir chronicles Doris' childhood a carefree era in the midst of the Depression spent roaming the Missouri Ozarks and the changes that World War II imposed on her simple country family. How Sweet the Sound tells of an earlier life as a dutiful daughter, wife, and mother, and later years when she and her husband traveled to six continents and more than seventy countries while leading study tours and mission trips. Full of life and personality, How Sweet the Sound paints an engaging portrait of a carefree childhood and a fulfilled adulthood. This memoir brings characters to life simply and vividly to tell the story of an ordinary person who has lived an extraordinary life.
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Journey through Autumn and Winter to Spring and Summer, but when is warm enough for ice cream? Little ones can discover the seasons and the changes that occur in Is It Warm Enough for Ice Cream?, a charming introduction to the different weather, temperatures and both plant and animal life. From building a snowman in Winter and baby animals being born in Spring, children will love discovering nature right up to the Summer when it is finally warm enough to eat ice cream. Take a journey through the seasons and look out for the summer sun to discover when Is it Warm Enough for Ice Cream?
Stories, Recipes & More from the North Shore
Author: Sandy Holthaus
Sandy Holthaus has published a collection of her articles from her newspaper column "Taste of home", where she writes of growing up on the North Shore, Minnesota family life today, and treasured recipes.
Author: Geralyn Dawson
More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA
Author: M.K. Heffner
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Years ago, Joe McNier loved Maddie Baker like a little sister. When she grew into a teen beauty, their love grew into romanceonly to be separated by lies, lovers and Joes tour in Vietnam. Now, years later, Joe returns home. Can he convince Maddie of the man he is, not the person she believes him to be? Chronicling a community through deaths, births, an epic flood, and the everyday dramas within holiday picnics and high school football, My Heart Cant Tell You No asks if a woman and a man are strong enough to deny the power of love.
Author: Martin Lee Abbott,Jennifer McKinney
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
A fresh approach to bridging research design with statistical analysis While good social science requires both research design and statistical analysis, most books treat these two areas separately. Understanding and Applying Research Design introduces an accessible approach to integrating design and statistics, focusing on the processes of posing, testing, and interpreting research questions in the social sciences. The authors analyze real-world data using SPSS software, guiding readers on the overall process of science, focusing on premises, procedures, and designs of social scientific research. Three clearly organized sections move seamlessly from theoretical topics to statistical techniques at the heart of research procedures, and finally, to practical application of research design: Premises of Research introduces the research process and the capabilities of SPSS, with coverage of ethics, Empirical Generalization, and Chi Square and Contingency Table Analysis Procedures of Research explores key quantitative methods in research design including measurement, correlation, regression, and causation Designs of Research outlines various design frameworks, with discussion of survey research, aggregate research, and experiments Throughout the book, SPSS software is used to showcase the discussed techniques, and detailed appendices provide guidance on key statistical procedures and tips for data management. Numerous exercises allow readers to test their comprehension of the presented material, and a related website features additional data sets and SPSS code. Understanding and Applying Research Design is an excellent book for social sciences and education courses on research methods at the upper-undergraduate level. The book is also an insightful reference for professionals who would like to learn how to pose, test, and interpret research questions with confidence.
Author: Bernd Heinrich
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
“One of the most interesting discoveries I’ve seen in animal sociobiology in years.” —E.O. Wilson Why do ravens, generally understood to be solitary creatures, share food between each other during winter? On the surface, there didn’t appear to be any biological or evolutionary imperative behind the raven’s willingness to share. The more Bernd Heinrich observed their habits, the more odd the bird’s behavior became. What started as mere curiosity turned into an impassioned research project, and Ravens In Winter, the first research of its kind, explores the fascinating biological puzzle of the raven’s rather unconventional social habits. “Bernd Heinrich is no ordinary biologist. He’s the sort who combines formidable scientific rigor with a sense of irony and an unslaked, boyish enthusiasm for his subject, and who even at his current professorial age seems to do a lot of tree climbing in the line of research.” —David Quammen, The New York Times
Author: Arnold Lobel,Tilde Michels
Die Neuausgabe des Sammelbands (alte Ausgabe 1998, hier nicht angezeigt) umfasst die "Frosch und Kröte"Einzelbände: "Dicke Freunde", "Der Liebesbrief" (BA 8/96); "Unzertrennlich" (BA 1/97); "Ende gut ..." (BA 2/97) in der Übersetzung von T. Michels und in neuer Rechtschreibung. In kurzen Geschichten erleben Frosch und Kröte den Wechsel der Jahreszeiten, kleine Abenteuer beim Drachensteigen oder Schlittenfahren. Im Mittelpunkt steht dabei immer die Freundschaft: das Füreinanderdasein, die Toleranz, das gemeinsame Traurigsein und Lachen. Durch den Kontrast der Personen Kröte ist eher bedächtig und bequem, Frosch abenteuerlustig und pfiffig gewinnen die Erlebnisse an Witz. Am Ende vieler Geschichten zeigt sich dem aufmerksamen Leser eine augenzwinkernde Pointe. Viele Dialoge, einfache, aber ausdrucksstarke Sprache, Wiederholungen, die gekonnt Spannung aufbauen, machen den Titel für Erstleser interessant. Die Zeichnungen in warmen Braun und Grüntönen fangen Stimmungen auf, erklären und ergänzen den Text. Auch zum Vorlesen für jüngere Kinder. Breite Empfehlung. . Frosch und Kröte sind die besten Freunde: Im Laufe eines Jahres erleben sie Abenteuer im Garten, beim Schwimmen, beim Drachensteigen oder bei einer Schlittenfahrt. Ab 6.
Reflections on Old Age
Author: Ronald Blythe
Publisher: Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd
Category: Social Science
'The View in Winter' is a timeless and moving study of the perplexities of living to a great age, as related by a wide range of men and women: miners, villagers, doctors, teachers, craftsmen, soldiers, priests, the widowed and long-retired. Their voices are set in the context of what literature, art, religion and medicine over the centuries have said about ageing. The result is an acclaimed and compelling reflection on an inevitable aspect of our human experience.
Anleitung zum erfolgreichen Bananenanbau
Author: Joachim Jäck
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
Hier werden 9 auspflanzbare, 25 bedingt auspflanzbare und 43 nicht winterharte volltropische Bananenarten und -sorten mit ihren Kulturm glichkeiten im deutschsprachigen Raum vorgestellt. Auspflanzung, Winterschutzm glichkeiten, Winterh rte, Pflege, Freiland-, Gew chshaus- und Haus berwinterung, Krankheits- und Sch dlingsbek mpfungsm glichkeiten und Vermehrung der Bananen werden auch im Buch behandelt. Das Buch zeigt M glichkeiten eines erfolgreichen Bananenanbaus in kaltem mitteleurop ischen Klima auf und bringt eine tropische Note in den deutschen Garten. Das Buch ist ein unentbehrlicher Ratgeber f r jeden deutschsprachigen Bananen- und Gartenfreund!