- Filename: the-fortunes-of-nigel.
- ISBN: BSB:BSB10748896
- Release Date: 1824
- Number of pages: 224
- Author: Walter Scott
THE TOP 3 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER NIGEL - One of Britain's favourite dogs! When Monty Don's golden retriever Nigel became the surprise star of BBC Gardeners' World inspiring huge interest, fan mail and his own social media accounts, Monty Don wanted to explore what makes us connect with animals quite so deeply. In many respects Nigel is a very ordinary dog; charming, handsome and obedient, as so many are. He is also a much loved family pet. He is also a star. By telling Nigel's story, Monty relates his relationships with the other special dogs in his life in a memoir of his dogs past and very much present. Witty, touching and life-affirming, Nigel: My family and other dogs is wonderfully heart-warming. Monty Don is a great writer coming out of the garden and into the hearts and homes of every dog lover in the UK. 'I have always had a dog, or dogs. I cannot imagine life without them. I am just as much a fan of Nigel as any besotted viewer. In the book I explore why we love dogs and what they mean to us emotionally and domestically. I look back on all the dogs in my life - all of which I have loved deeply and which have been an essential part of my life. So, this is the book of Nigel - but also the book of all our dogs in every British family and a celebration of the deep love we feel for them' Monty Don
A National Book Award nominee! Returning to the same era of his "In a Dark Wood", Cadnum's majestic novel--part mystery, part history--chronicles the pageantry and brutality of the Crusades under King Richard. Edmund, a young apprentice, is awaiting punishment as a counterfeiter when a knight intervenes on his behalf--and compels Edmund to join Richard Lionheart's forces in the Holy Land. There, amidst the savagery of the twelfth-century Crusades, Edmund learns both courage and compassion, and discovers that cruelty is sometimes considered the will of Heaven. Set in medieval England and the war-torn shores of the Middle East, Cadnum's tale weaves together a rich tapestry of storms at sea, the brutality of hand-to-hand combat, and one of the classic horse and lance battles in recorded history--the Battle of Arsuf.
Toast is Nigel Slater’s truly extraordinary story of a childhood remembered through food. In each chapter, as he takes readers on a tour of the contents of his family’s pantry—rice pudding, tinned ham, cream soda, mince pies, lemon drops, bourbon biscuits—we are transported.... His mother was a chops-and-peas sort of cook, exasperated by the highs and lows of a temperamental stove, a finicky little son, and the asthma that was to prove fatal. His father was a honey-and-crumpets man with an unpredictable temper. When Nigel’s widowed father takes on a housekeeper with social aspirations and a talent in the kitchen, the following years become a heartbreaking cooking contest for his father’s affections. But as he slowly loses the battle, Nigel finds a new outlet for his culinary talents, and we witness the birth of what was to become a lifelong passion for food. Nigel’s likes and dislikes, aversions and sweet-toothed weaknesses, form a fascinating backdrop to this exceptionally moving memoir of childhood, adolescence, and sexual awakening. A bestseller (more than 300,000 copies sold) and award-winner in the UK, Toast is sure to delight both foodies and memoir readers on this side of the pond—especially those who made such enormous successes of Ruth Reichl’s Tender at the Bone and Anthony Bourdain’s Kitchen Confidential.
Louise, grieving the death of her lover Tom, does the only thing she can think of to make the pain go away - she marries his twin brother Adam. But letting go of her past isn’t as easy as she thought. After a seemingly chance encounter with a charming stranger called Jarvis, all of their lives begin to unravel. Beat The Rain is a moving and vulnerable psychological thriller, depicting the reality of a relationship in decline. At times humorous, at times heartbreaking, it explores what it means to live, to love and to lose.
Nigel Slater presents over 350 creative, delicious and nourishing recipes and suggestions for those who'd rather spend more of their time eating than cooking. From simple snacks to dinner-party desserts, all the dishes in Real Fast Food can be ready to eat in 30 minutes or under.
In The Dynamic Reti, Grandmaster Nigel Davies redresses the balance and advocates a repertoire for White based on this popular opening.
Britain's foremost food writer returns with a deliciously simple collection of over 600 ideas for satisfying meals that are quick and easy to get to the table. In this little book of fast food, Nigel Slater presents a wholly enjoyable ode to those times when you just want to eat. Pairing more than 600 ideas for deliciously simple meals with the same elegant prose and delightful photography that captivated fans of Tender, Ripe, and Notes from the Larder, Eat is bursting with recipes that are easy to get to the table, oftentimes in under an hour: a humble fig and ricotta toast; sizzling chorizo with shallots and potatoes; a one-pan Sunday lunch. From quick meals to comfort food, Nigel Slater has crafted a charming, inspired collection of simple food—done well.
Do not under any circumstances read this book. It's the incredibly and extremely private story of Nigel Dorking. Put it down immediately. Do Not Read Beyond This Point. This is the Really Really Extremely Private Story of Nigel Dorking, Incredibly Smart for his IQ, Tall, and Precocious, but Perilously Unhappy. N igel Dorking I s desperate to win his father back. And G iven he's so smart, far smarter than his horrible stepmother the E vil Babette, surely he won't end up L osing Dad to his new family? If only D ad hadn't fallen for her and totally ruined their lives. O bviously having a spastic and R eally retarded brother like Ivan hasn't helped, as they tend not to impress fathers. K nowledge, however, Nigel is certain, will impress Dad. I f he can amaze and dazzle Dad with his interesting facts, Maybe then N igel's Dad will come home, and then he, Nigel, will have achieved his holy G rail.
Synopsis At an early age, a young girl met and fell in love with a good looking boy who often visited the Kingston wharf to swim with other boys. It was close to this area that Doreen met and fell in love with this boy known to others only as Roy. This boy was the oldest of the pack of boys who he often hangs out with at the wharf. She had no idea what would become of her life. It did not take long before the two became really close. Although Doreen was under age, she failed to follow her mother's advise and was sexually involved with the boy she met. She became pregnant and later gives birth to a child with amazing capabilities. From the inception of his birth, Nigel, was deemed a child of mystery and remarkable talent. He had visions in the world that many people, including his family, could not believe. At a young age, he was able to tell vivid stories of his dreams and imaginations to his family that at times appeared to be seemingly real. Even in school he developed the ability to read and write much quicker than others who were not able to at his level. Who knew that one day this young boy would rise above it all. Only time will give an account to what kind of man Nigel would grow up to be, as he get over the spirits that followed the family for most of his young life. Incredibly, his family dug deeper to explore the visions and talent this youngster possessed. They would later realize that there is more to his talents that set him apart from other children. They would later find out most of his talents would stem from spirits teaching him the basic principles of learning to read and write. Soon enough, the thoughts of dealing and finding ways to evade ghost would overwhelm them. The spirits would haunt them everywhere they traveled. However, despite all their fears casted by ghosts, Nigel was the least fearful of the crack walls, the rising bed and the falling clock. Ultimately, their vision and hope to rise against it all will one day become a possibility.
It was what nearly every retiring gunfighter wanted. Nigel lived his life as a gun-for-hire and was tired. He longed to ride off into the sunset free of his past sins. But Nigel was wanted for murder from a job gone wrong. On his travels to seek this elusive redemption, he settles in the small, quiet town of Crowseye nestled far away from the cares of the world. But Nigel soon finds out that hiding from his past is a difficult thing to do when you’re a gunfighter. Confronted with the arrival of two outlaws seeking their own form of retribution, Nigel learns the dark secrets of the many new faces in his life and pieces a history of this quiet town together. With one last chance to clear his name and find peace, Nigel formulates a plan to save himself and others in the town. But redemption does not come easily. Not without a price.