The Teenager Who Came to Tea

Author: Emlyn Rees

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 32

View: 802

But the teenager didn't take just one Pringle. He took a selfie of himself pouring a whole tube of them into his mouth, before sending it to his best mate, along with the letters LOL! The bestselling authors of We're Going on a Bar Hunt and The Very Hungover Caterpillar bring you another hilarious parody of a much-loved children's book, this time turning the spotlight not only on modern teens, but firmly on their parents too. When the doorbell rings, just as Sophie and her Dad are sitting down for their tea, they're half-expecting a visit from a tiger, but what slouches in through their doorway is even more curious than that... a teenager. A perfect read for anyone who remembers the original, or has ever been a teenager or is the parent of a teenager today.

Shabby

The Jolly Good British Guide to Stress-free Living

Author: Emlyn Rees

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN:

Category: Humor

Page: 64

View: 203

From the creators of the bestselling parodies We're Going on a Bar Hunt, The Very Hungover Caterpillar and The Teenager Who Came to Tea. Shabby - because there is no word for Hygge in English. We all know Shabby when we see it. It's that welcoming pair of pants drying on the radiator. That half-mouldy, but perfectly gin-and-tonic-worthy lemon on display in the fruit bowl. That tin of plum tomatoes in the cupboard with a sell-by date of 1983. It's never dusting higher than your tallest friend's line of sight. But Shabby is more than just an attitude; it's a quintessentially British way of life, tried and tested for generations, and founded on the Four Central Pillars of Shabbism, Messiness, Dilapidation, Clutter and Bodged Works. Being Shabby is about spending less time fussing and clearing up and getting stressed out about stuff that doesn't really matter anyway. And more time hanging out with your family and friends. It's a celebration of a life that is neither tidy nor empty, but rather one that is splendidly cluttered and full. Shabby - because life's just too bloody short to waste time striving for perfection, or caring too much about what other people think about you and yours. Instead of worrying about what could be, it's time to start celebrating what actually is. Praise for The Very Hungover Caterpillar 'Hilarious and painfully accurate, The Very Hungover Caterpillar is liable to be one of those parodies that becomes more famous than the original' Independent Praise for We're Going on a Bar Hunt '. . . a parody that will draw a smile from any parent' Guardian Praise for The Teenager Who Came to Tea 'A hilarious parody of a much-loved children's book and a perfect read for anyone who remembers the original, or has ever been a teenager or is the parent / grandparent of a teenager today' gransnet.com

'Twas the Fight Before Christmas

A Parody

Author: Josie Lloyd

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN:

Category: Humor

Page: 32

View: 695

From the creators of the bestselling parodies We're Going on a Bar Hunt, The Very Hungover Caterpillar and The Teenager Who Came to Tea. 'Tis the season to be jolly. But as any modern family knows, 'tis also the season to be micro-managed by your in-laws, guzzle too many sherries, fight over the TV remote, and panic about your internet shopping not arriving on time. But if you think that's bad, just wait until you meet the Jones family. Instead of this being their best Christmas ever, this might just be their last - especially if they don't all pull together to help their surprise guest in his hour of need. An uproariously funny update of the traditional Christmas Eve classic - that all the family can enjoy. Praise for The Very Hungover Caterpillar 'Hilarious and painfully accurate, The Very Hungover Caterpillar is liable to be one of those parodies that becomes more famous than the original' Independent Praise for We're Going on a Bar Hunt '. . . a parody that will draw a smile from any parent' Guardian Praise for The Teenager Who Came to Tea 'A hilarious parody of a much-loved children's book and a perfect read for anyone who remembers the original, or has ever been a teenager or is the parent / grandparent of a teenager today' gransnet.com

Twas the Fight Before Christmas

A Parody

Author: Emlyn Rees

Publisher: Constable

ISBN:

Category: Humor

Page: 32

View: 924

From the creators of the bestselling parodies We're Going on a Bar Hunt, The Very Hungover Caterpillar and The Teenager Who Came to Tea. 'Tis the season to be jolly. But as any modern family knows, 'tis also the season to be micro-managed by your in-laws, guzzle too many sherries, fight over the TV remote, and panic about your internet shopping not arriving on time. But if you think that's bad, just wait until you meet the Jones family. Instead of this being their best Christmas ever, this might just be their last - especially if they don't all pull together to help their surprise guest in his hour of need. An uproariously funny update of the traditional Christmas Eve classic - that all the family can enjoy. Praise for The Very Hungover Caterpillar 'Hilarious and painfully accurate, The Very Hungover Caterpillar is liable to be one of those parodies that becomes more famous than the original' Independent Praise for We're Going on a Bar Hunt '. . . a parody that will draw a smile from any parent' Guardian Praise for The Teenager Who Came to Tea 'A hilarious parody of a much-loved children's book and a perfect read for anyone who remembers the original, or has ever been a teenager or is the parent / grandparent of a teenager today' gransnet.com

Switch It Off

Author: Emlyn Rees

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

View: 397

'Stop teens from waking you up too early on Christmas morning and encourage them off their mobile phones by slipping this smart little collection of facts, puzzles, quizzes and games into their stocking. There's enough in here to keep them busy until New Year.' Heat Bored of seeing everyone you know glued to their phones all the time? Switch It Off! is a revolutionary, pocket-sized activity book the same size and shape as a smartphone. It's packed with entertaining games, challenges, jokes, puzzles and illusions - and it will change your life. You can dip into it, leaf through it, pass it around, colour in it, scribble on it, and even rip it up. It's all about having fun, any way you want, either on your own, or with your family and friends. Its groundbreaking features include: a battery life as long as your imagination! it fits in your pocket! you can take it anywhere! wifi, cables & earphones are not required! it's 100% recyclable! We hope it gets people talking - face to face. And laughing - together. So what are you waiting for? To switch your real social life back on, just Switch It Off!

The Key to It All

Author: Joanna Rees

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 311

When five random people simultaneously receive ‘the key’, they don’t realize that their lives are about to change forever. Shrouded in secrecy, the mysterious silver key is delivered to each of them along with a code, a web address and a promise that – if used wisely – it can unlock a door to luxury and privilege beyond their wildest dreams. However, as each of them begins to use the key, they are propelled into a world of hazy moral choices, and soon start to question their enigmatic gift. Who is funding the key’s lavish promises? And why have they been chosen to receive it? Only the bravest will use it to seek the truth . . .

The Tides of Change

Author: Joanna Rees

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page:

View: 199

The Tides of Change, previously published as Platinum, explores the glamorous world of the super-wealthy in all its excess. From Moscow to Marrakesh, and Los Angeles to London, the reach of the super-elite stretches far and wide. Within this glamorous world where wealth means everything, three women are brought together . . . Frankie Willis, who fled her home in South Africa for a new life working in the Caribbean as a stewardess on the luxury mega-yacht, Pushkin; Peaches Gold who has established herself as the most influential madam in the city of angels, Los Angeles, and holds many secrets on the city's famous inhabitants; and Emma Harvey, the English socialite whose respectable married life hides a much darker past. Hailing from very different worlds, they have every reason to distrust each other when their lives unexpectedly collide, but their hatred for one man will unite them forever. That man is Yuri Khordinsky, a newcomer to the ranks of the world's super-rich who desperately craves acceptance in high society and will stop at nothing to get it . . .

Sallad Dayes

Author: Jay Bynum

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 325

View: 670

Four Seniors (two Rho-I brothers, two independents girls) are a special group at Colony College: Smit Smith is bright handsome, a smartass. Ditto FATs = Francis Alan Thomas, a brother beyond silly blood. Both think Smits dead father renders supra-sensory aid. Smits in love with Mandy McCabe (who may be pregrant)and back at you. Fats and Kelly Smith (no relation to Smit) are tall, red-headed. All four are trying to get enganged and agree to wait for sexnot easy for college kids. (Tip: By the barest margin only Smit is not a virgin.) See them save Benny twice, deliver a baby, find $80,000, save the honest president, resurrect an old rite. Nine yea,

A Twist of Fate

Author: Joanna Rees

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

View: 225

One sister is determined to uncover her past, the other is desperate to bury it . . . Romy and Thea, two beautiful baby girls, their futures sealed with the flip of a coin. One will enter a life of privilege, surrounded by only the best money can buy. The other will fight for survival in an orphanage, against an evil regime who seek only to exploit her. Throughout the years their paths will cross, neither knowing who the other one is, their lives overflowing with secrets, blackmail and murder. From the snow covered forests of Eastern Europe to the glistening white beaches of the Caribbean. From the gutters of London's Soho to the towering skyscrapers of New York. A twist of fate tore them apart, only their strength and determination can reunite them in Joanna Rees' A Twist of Fate.

Parenting by Developmental Design

You, Your Child, and God

Author: Vivian L. Houk

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 166

View: 697

In this book, Vivian Houk acknowledges that parenting is really hard work. There is no getting around that. It just is! While many books have been written about all major areas of development, she brings light to what may be the least understood and most confusing area of parenting today: the spiritual lives of their children. Parenting by Developmental Design was written for interested and engaged parents who need affirmation and want to know more about the pathway of spiritual formation for their children. For those who don't know how to begin, it offers hope and encouragement. God has given us some amazing and powerful tools, writes Houk, which are useful and effective in providing direction for those of us who suffer from the fear of failure or incompetence. We have the gift of imagination; the use of symbol, ritual, and celebration; and the tools for calming fears and healing wounds. And above all, the gift of the Holy Spirit. You are not alone or incapable. Anyone who values the stories of both the adult and child who walk with God will find this book enjoyable, engaging, and challenging.