The Gambler's Ghost and Other Racing Oddities is a collection of five humorous novellas and short stories set on the racecourses of Sydney from the 1920s to the 1980s.
What are they like? Perhaps imagine a collaboration between PG Wodehouse, AB 'Banjo' Paterson, Lennie Lower, Jay Cranley (Good Vibes/Let it Ride) and Geoffrey Chaucer (in 'Miller's Tale' mode) writing about some Australian racing 'tragics' with more ardour for horse racing than skill in picking winners.
The first, Ton Currie at Randwick, a Racing Fabliau, recounts ...
The stakes and rewards they played for were vastly different.
Legacy defining comeback triumph at Melbourne. Sunday afternoon scrap at Guys Cliffe.
As Roger Federer blazed a glorious trial to his 18th Grand Slam, Sriman Sharma was trying to navigate the minefield that is the Tennis Ladders at one of the oldest Tennis clubs in the world. The varied cast of characters he encounters while competing at the club provide an amusing and yet insightful backdrop to the trials and triumphs of Federer in his quest for the elusive 18th Slam. ...
This book contains proven techniques and tricks to catching some world class trout.
I can still remember those trips that my Grandfather and I used to take. We knew the right spot, we had the right tackle, the right equipment, we knew the right strategies, and best of all we caught some seriously impressive trout!
I cherish those memories with Grandpa, and I know he did as well. It was a great time to get to know each other, and also to have some fun and catch the big ones.
My hope is that you can use this book filled with some ...
American Sporting Traditions chronicles the 60 years the author has devoted to hunting upland game and waterfowl with classic guns and traditional hunting techniques. Twenty full length articles are supported by over 60 color photos of guns, dogs and traditional gear The articles will take you back to a time when Vintage Skeet and Hunter's Clays were time honored Gun Club pastimes of Sportsmen. A time when hand carved decoys populated your duck hunting stool, and the titillating aroma of paper shot shells curled up from the open ...
This is a down-to-earth book of discovery and joy. Virginia Callender's remarkable skill with a camera allows a closer look at more than 70 species of wild birds--all found within the tucked away realm of this Sacramento, California location. Her running commentary makes the reading as enjoyable and heartwarming as the rich visuals she has captured. Over several years, through changing seasons, she introduces us to each species as it is discovered, and records delightful stories of their behavior and interaction--with each other and ...
The ultimate guide book for whitetail trophy hunters in the state of Georgia.
Pursuing a trophy buck is a heart-pounding thrill. Harvesting a mature whitetail is an accomplishment that most Georgia hunters never experience. The deer in the southeastern corner of the country are some of the most difficult to hunt. The animals here are smarter, more skittish, less forgiving, and harder to pattern than the ones typically seen on TV or read about in magazines. To be successful in the Georgia woods, a hunter must possess knowledge and ...
St Louis 1904 and all that
A Cuban Postman, a despairing Lawyer, two young Zulu tribesmen and the many characters inside the World's Fair, help set the background for the 1904 St Louis Olympic Games.
As Postman, Felix Carbajal and his despondent lawyer, Ruis Ravenelli are charged by a judge to make better use of their spare time, two young Zulu youths, Jan Mashiani and Len Taunyane, set out from the African bush to make a name for themselves.
The Louisiana Purchase Exposition, the World Fair, is attracting close to 20 million ...
Whether you are looking for recipes for your next RV vacation or are just looking for healthy and nutritious food to make while at the campsite, you will find here a collection of recipes that are not only are easy to make while on the road but also brings in the flavors big time!
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If this is one of your first RV experience, and you feel a bit overwhelmed by the thought of having to cook in a small kitchen with limited equipment, you'll be surprised on how easy, with a bit of organization, and ...
Do you love camping in the great outdoors? Just wait until you get any of the 100 recipes in this camping cookbook cooking over an open flame. Camp cooking has never been easier or tastier.
There is nothing better than preparing a meal over a campfire. Preparing quick meals on camping trips is easy if you have the right recipes and ingredients.
100 Easy Camping Recipes provides exciting recipes like:
• Breakfast Burritos
• Quick Stroganoff
• Grilled Chicken Fajitas
• Easy Peasy Sausage and ...
Loving camping more with These Gastronomically Good Campfire Meal Recipes
Many of us, especially our little ones, simply love the great outdoors -- especially going camping. But for moms and dads who are in charge of cooking, this can easily become a food nightmare. Each time you cook a meal it can be burnt, overcooked or undercooked. That's why many of you resign yourselves to buying canned meals or easy to cook meals. But, even then we can't control the fire and still end up with mixed results.
And most of all, for parents the ...
What could go wrong at The Big T Lodge, the most expensive and prestigious hunting club in the United States? Well, murder for starters!
When Roger tells his wife, Liz, that they're leaving for Texas in three days for an unexpected hunting trip at the club, neither of them has a clue that Liz will spend most of her time looking for the person who murdered Roger's law school friend, Milt Huston, who just happens to be the Attorney General of California and is a candidate for Governor of California.
There's no lack of suspects, but ...
"Absolutely one of the best, most entertaining books I have ever read... I loved this book... great characters... great plot." Amazon Review
Four crazy old women... One cheating husband...
A pregnant St Bernard... A barn full of stallions...
A one eared donkey named Mike... Two men vying for the hand of a pretty widow.
An old cowboy wondering why he agreed to let them all move in to The Silver Spurs Home for Aging Cowgirls, where romance is in the air and sleeping with another woman's man can be murder.
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Barefoot, kicking a ball he made stuffing rags into a sock, eight-year-old Luciano sought escape from the poverty punishing his family for being on the losing side of the Paraguayan civil war. Hiking to rural villages or train hopping into Brazil with his ragtag soccer teams, he honed his skills in the beautiful game. His celebrity status earned captaining his state's all-star team helps him dribble the political repression of the military dictatorship that, for many others, resulted in detention, exile, or worse.
He parlayed his ...
Love camping but find it difficult to plan your Meals? This cookbook is the solution with smart and creative meal plans for 2, 3, and 5-days camping trips. The focus is on flavors, variety and minimizing ingredients to bring along!
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Love the camping but not the planning, or do you not have the time to plan out the camping meals? This book should cover all your needs to get ready and enjoy a camping trip with your family or friends
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Get that body you've always dreamt of without sacrificing your paycheck on an overpriced gym membership.
Are you tired of paying a ridiculous amount of money to your gym without actually having the urge to go there?
Do you get frustrated by the jungle-like nature of the gym, just wanting to be able to workout anywhere, anytime, with little to no equipment needed for your training?
Are you looking for a way to reach what seems to be a near-impossible task: you love what you see in the mirror, are confident in your own skin, and ...
Do you struggle against good defensive teams? Is strength, pace and fitness not enough?
You need more skill, and this book has enough information to take you and your team to the next level..
It is probably truer today than ever that the game is made for dribblers. Firstly, we play on pitches that are so much better than they used to be. 4G technology means we have AstroTurf like the best laid grass, while outdoor grass pitch technology means drainage is maximized and wear minimized.
On top of those physical conditions lending ...
Captivating stories of people stranded and fighting for their lives against harsh, unmerciful conditions
Includes narratives of being surrounded by a forest fire, lost in the Amazon, marooned on an island, caught in an icy blizzard, and many more
A unique combination of fictional scenarios, true accounts, and instructive sidebars, Getting Out Alive reveals the three vital ways to cheat death when all seems lost: avoid panic, know your survival skills, and maintain a relentless determination to make it out alive. Teaching by ...
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Learn everything you need to know to begin your Mixed Martial Arts training
As one of today's more popular fighting sports Mixed Martial Arts has captured the imagination of many aspiring fighting champions, as not only is it firmly rooted in many years of martial arts history and tradition - it evolved from both 1920's Brazilian Vale Tudo (no rules fighting) events and 1970's Japanese style shoot fighting. It also provides the perfect challenge for ...
FEATURES 165 PROTEIN-PACKED, ENERGY-BOOSTING SMOOTHIES THAT TAKE EVERYDAY WORKOUTS AND ATHLETIC PERFORMANCES TO THE NEXT LEVEL. Power up your workouts with natural smoothies made from the best superfoods on the planet. Offering vitamin-, mineral- and protein-rich recipes for before, during and after you exercise, the fruit and green smoothies in this book not only help you build muscle but also properly nourish your entire body: Boost your metabolism with green tea-infused Almond Up; Burn fat with the macronutrient-balanced Skinny ...
This unique collection of "Living in Harmony with the Nature: Henry David Thoreau's Edition (13 Titles in One Edition)" has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards.
Thoreau by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Walden (Life in the Woods)
A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers
The Maine Woods
A Winter Walk
A Walk to Wachusett
Natural History of Massachusetts
The Succession of Forest Trees
Night and Moonlight
The Highland Light
Henry David ...
"God's Country: The Trail to Happiness" by James Oliver Curwood. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten?or yet undiscovered gems?of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a ...
Do you want to work in wildlife conservation? Are you struggling to get interviews for conservation jobs? Read the ultimate guide to producing successful CVs, Resumes and Cover Letters by Conservation Careers.
Whether you're applying for your first professional experience or shifting careers into conservation, this step-by-step guide will help you write a killer application designed to get you an interview. In it you'll learn:
> The 10 key steps to the application process? From deciding to apply through to submitting your ...
Nature Guiding is the science of inculcating nature enthusiasm, nature principles, and nature facts into the spirit of individuals. "Doing" nature-study means observing, wondering, and solving problems. It could include collecting, building, measuring, painting, planning, writing, touching, experimenting or any of a wide range of other activities. Most importantly, it allows children to be "original investigators."
This book is intended as a resource for teachers and students engaged in nature study at summer camps and in schools. ...
The Open Access version of this book, available at http://www.tandfebooks.com/doi/view/10.4324/9781351026987, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license
The pervasiveness of social media in young people's lives is widely acknowledged, yet there is little evidence-based understanding of the impacts of social media on young people's health and wellbeing.
Young People, Social Media and Health draws on novel research to understand, explain, and illustrate young people's ...
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