Paradise Lodge


Author: Nina Stibbe
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241974933
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
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This is the story of Lizzie Vogel, a 15 year old girl who finds herself working in an old people's home in Leicestershire in the 1970s. The place is in chaos and it's not really a suitable job for a schoolgirl: she'd only gone for the job because she wanted a new phase and it seemed too exhausting to commit to being a full-time girlfriend or a punk. Lizzie has some knowledge of old people (they're not suited to granary bread, and you mustn't compare them to toddlers) but she doesn't know there's a right way to get someone out of the bath, or what to do when someone dies. When a rival old people's home with better parking and daily chairobics threatens to take all their patients, Paradise Lodge's cast of staff and helpers, from the assertively shy Nurse who only communicates through little grunts to the son of the Chinese takeaway manager who's renowned for his erotic handholding techniques, have to come together to save the home before it's too late. From the bestselling author of Love, Nina comes a story of being very young, and very old, and the laughter, and the tears, in between.

Willkommen in Paradise Lodge

Roman
Author: Nina Stibbe
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 364121131X
Category: Fiction
Page: 448
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Um ihr Taschengeld aufzubessern, jobbt die 15-jährige Lizzie Vogel neben der Schule in einem Altersheim. Auch wenn sich ihre Kenntnisse über den Umgang mit Senioren auf zwei Regeln beschränken: Man sollte ihnen möglichst kein Vollkornbrot servieren und sie nicht wie Kleinkinder behandeln. Als plötzlich ein neues Heim aufmacht, ist Lizzies Arbeitsplatz allerdings in Gefahr. Denn die Konkurrenz macht dank des schöneren Parkplatzes, der Bingoabende und regelmäßigen Pfarrerbesuche dem maroden Paradise Lodge die Pensionisten streitig. Ein Plan muss her – und zwar schnell ...

Elizabeth wird vermisst

Roman
Author: Emma Healey
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 3838753011
Category: Fiction
Page: 348
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EINE ANRÜHRENDE GESCHICHTE ÜBER VERLUST UND VERGESSEN - EMMA HEALEY TRIFFT MITTEN INS HERZ! Wie würden Sie sich fühlen, wenn Ihnen keiner mehr glaubt? Und Sie nicht mehr sicher sind, ob Sie sich selbst noch glauben können? Genauso ergeht es Maud, die an Alzheimer leidet und die ihre Freundin vermisst. In diesem faszinierenden Roman machen wir uns gemeinsam mit Maud auf die Suche nach der verschwundenen Elizabeth und erleben dabei hautnah, wie hilflos und verletzlich Maud sich selbst und ihrer Umwelt gegenübersteht. Mit überwältigender Intensität und Emotionalität schafft es die erst 28-jährige Autorin, eine völlig neue Sicht auf Alter und Alzheimer zu eröffnen.

Bienvenue à Paradise Lodge


Author: Nina STIBBE
Publisher: 12-21
ISBN: 2823857710
Category: Fiction
Page: 301
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Été 1977 à Leicester, Angleterre. Lizzie Vogel, 15 ans, ne fait jamais rien comme tout le monde. Pourquoi se compliquer la vie à sortir avec des garçons, se rebeller comme la bande de punks du collège ou faire du baby-sitting quand on peut... travailler à mi-temps dans une maison de retraite ? Lizzie est persuadée d'avoir trouvé la bonne planque à Paradise Lodge. Le job idéal pour renflouer les caisses sans être trop embêtée. Après tout, elle a quelques notions de ce que les personnes âgées ont le droit de manger ou non. Ça devrait suffire... Mais lorsqu'elle découvre que se rendre dans une morgue fait aussi partie de ses nouvelles fonctions, sa conviction en prend un coup. C'est alors que la nouvelle tombe : un établissement rival ouvre ses portes en ville, avec un meilleur parking et des cours de " seniorobic " (l'aérobic pour... vous avez compris). S'ils ne veulent pas perdre toute leur clientèle, les employés de Paradise Lodge vont devoir s'unir et rivaliser d'ingéniosité pour protéger " leurs " vieux. Ce qui ne va pas manquer de chambouler quelque peu leur quotidien...

Vortreffliche Frauen

Roman
Author: Barbara Pym
Publisher: Dumont Buchverlag
ISBN: 3832184511
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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London in den späten 40er-Jahren: Hier gilt eine ledige Frau über dreißig schon als alte Jungfer. Mildred Lathbury, eine solche etwas farblose Dame ohne feste Bindungen, ist als Pfarrerstochter aufgewachsen, arbeitet für eine Hilfsorganisation und engagiert sich in der Kirchengemeinde. Alles verläuft in ruhigen Bahnen, bis neue Nachbarn einziehen: eine attraktive Anthropologin und ein charmanter Marineoffizier. Dieses Paar stellt Mildreds Leben auf den Kopf. Nicht nur ist man dem Alkohol zugeneigt, es werden Dinge beim Namen genannt, die eine Lady lieber verschweigt; vor allem aber wird Mildred wiederholt in Ehezwiste hineingezogen. Als sich schließlich der Pfarrer in ein neues Gemeindemitglied verliebt und Mildred um Hilfe bittet, wird es ihr zu viel. Mit einem Mal entdeckt die stets nützliche Mildred ihre eigenen Bedürfnisse und hat am Ende tatsächlich die Wahl zwischen zwei Männern. Legt sie als treusorgende Gattin des Wissenschaftlers fortan Sachverzeichnisse an, entscheidet sie sich für den Pfarrer oder verzichtet sie gar auf beide? Mit subtilem Witz und scharfer Beobachtungsgabe erzählt Barbara Pym die Geschichte einer alleinstehenden Dame im England der 40er-Jahre und erweist sich dabei als glänzende Stilistin.

Gold Beach and South Curry County


Author: Meryl Boice
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 0738596159
Category: History
Page: 127
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Curry County is made up of small communities, ranging from the county line between Langlois and Bandon to the state line. From the inception of Gold Beach, pioneers have survived in small communities scattered throughout Southern Curry County. Despite a lack of roads, these small towns and hamlets, from Humbug Mountain on down, have sprung up over the years, enduring with the help of neighbors and through the gift of self-sufficiency. Some of the former names of this area before Gold Beach included Elizabeth Town, Sebastopol, Hog Town or Logtown, and Whalesburg. Today, the small communities include Arizona Beach, Euchre Creek, Ophir, Cedar Valley, Nesika Beach, Wedderburn, Jerry's Flat, Hunter's Creek, Pistol River, Carpenterville, Whaleshead, Brookings, and Harbor. Though a small area, the people of the county are happy to say that they live where everyone knows his or her neighbors.

Wo die Nelkenbäume blühen


Author: Danielle Stevens
Publisher: tredition
ISBN: 3862789071
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
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Trauernd reist Lena nach Sansibar - in das Land, in dem die Nelkenbäume blühen. Auf der Gewürzplantage der Bennetts will sie das Werk ihres verstorbenen Verlobten Andy Bennett beenden und dessen Familiengeschichte aufschreiben. Doch den Ort, an dem alles begann, droht der britische Geschäftsmann Stephen Alistair mit dem Bau eines Luxushotels zu zerstören. Um das Andenken der Bennetts zu bewahren, setzt Lena alles daran, die Plantage zu retten, und facht unwissend eine alte Fehde an. Ausgerechnet in der finsteren Vergangenheit liegt der Schlüssel zu einer glücklichen Zukunft für Lena...

Woodland Park


Author: Ute Pass Historical Society,Pikes Peak Museum
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1439640165
Category: Photography
Page: 128
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Woodland Park, at an altitude of nearly 8,500 feet, is located 18 miles west of Colorado Springs along the north slope of Pikes Peak in eastern Teller County. Much of the history of the West passed through this area on the old Ute Trail—now Highway 24—as hunters, trappers, cowboys, Native Americans, settlers, miners, railroaders, ranchers, and tourists discovered an abundance of natural beauty and varied business opportunities through the years. Woodland Park is now home to about 8,000 year-round residents, many of whom treasure not only the spectacular scenery but also the rich past of the town. This evocative tour through that past shares vintage photographs collected by the Ute Pass Historical Society.

Paradise News


Author: David Lodge
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446496740
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
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Bernard Walsh, agnostic theologian, has a professional interest in heaven. But when he travels to Hawaii with his reluctant father Jack, to visit Jack's dying, estranged sister it feels more like purgatory than paradise. Surrounded by quarrelling honeymooners, a freeloading anthropologist and assorted tourists in search of their own personal paradise, and with his father whisked off to hospital after an unfortunate accident, Bernard is beginning to regret ever coming to Haiwaii. Until, that is, he stumbles on something he had given up hope of finding: the astonishing possibility of love.

Building Paradise

The Story of an Eco-lodge on the Great Barrier Reef
Author: David Macfarlane
Publisher: Wakefield Press
ISBN: 1743050704
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 177
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When you were a little boy, did you ever think you'd end up living on an island with a kangaroo?' another guest asks me one night. A story for anyone who's ever dreamt of following their heart to do what 'seemed like a good idea at the time' - especially if that dream includes escaping to an uninhabited tropical island. 'Building Paradise', an inspiring story of conviction, commitment and serendipity, describes David Macfarlane's fourteen-year quest to establish an eco-lodge in the unspoiled but threatened natural paradise of Australia's Whitsunday Islands on the Great Barrier Reef. An escapist fantasy come true, 'Building Paradise' ponders the environmental issues facing humanity, the matters that motivate and inspire us, and the reasons we make the choices that determine the direction of our lives. 'An extraordinary tale, so very beautifully told. A worthy modern successor to Bamfield's Confessions of a Beachcomber.' - Tim Flannery

The Rough Guide to South America On A Budget


Author: N.A
Publisher: Rough Guides UK
ISBN: 1405392118
Category: Travel
Page: 1024
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The Rough Guide to South America on a Budget is the definitive guide to making the most of this exotic region without breaking the bank. Backpackers, career-breakers, gap year travellers and those who want more bang for their buck, will find in-depth budget information for all twelve South American countries and every aspect of travel. From hotels, hostels and restaurants to special events, festivals and adrenalin-pumping outdoor activities, this guide is packed with the best budget information. You'll find "Treat Yourself" boxes that feature great places and things worth splashing out on and also a full-colour introduction with highlights for every country. There are reviews and recommendations for night-life, shopping, markets and entertainment, as well as useful words and phrases in every language and detailed maps for hundreds of locations.

Moscow

Living and Learning on the Palouse
Author: Julie R. Monroe
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1439630569
Category: History
Page: 160
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Centered in the glorious Palouse, a richly fertile area, the small Idaho town of Moscow was once home to the Nez Perce, who introduced the famous spotted Appaloosa horses. The intimate Moscow feel inspired by current residents has persisted since the original homesteaders settled here, a place they called "Paradise Valley." Resisting the anonymity of many rural agricultural towns, Moscow proudly claims an educational, civic, commercial, and cultural reputation far beyond a town of its size, a monument to the people who elevated the community.

Bringing Progress to Paradise

What I Got From Giving to a Village in Nepal
Author: Jeff Rasley
Publisher: Conari Press
ISBN: 9781609252892
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 238
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What does it mean to bring progress—schools, electricity, roads, running water—to paradise? Can our consumer culture and desire to “do good” really be good for a community that has survived contentedly for centuries without us? In October 2008, climbing expedition leader and attorney, Jeffrey Rasley, led a trek to a village in a remote valley in the Solu region of Nepal named Basa. His group of three adventurers was only the third group of white people ever seen in this village of subsistence farmers. What he found was a people thoroughly unaffected by Western consumer-culture values. They had no running water, electricity, or anything that moves on wheels. Each family lived in a beautiful, hand-chiseled stone house with a flower garden. Beyond what they already had, it seemed all they wanted was education for the children. He helped them finish a school building already in progress, and then they asked for help getting electricity to their village. Bringing Progress to Paradise describes Rasley’s transformation from adventurer to committed philanthropist. We are attracted to the simpler way of life in these communities, and we are changed by our experience of it. They are attracted to us, because we bring economic benefits. Bringing Progress to Paradise offers Rasley’s critical reflection on the tangled relationship between tourists and locals in “exotic” locales and the effect of Western values on some of the most remote locations on earth.

The Book "I"

The Autobiography of Y.G. Bonnell
Author: Y G Bonnell
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 628
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