‘Communism’s all right for a gentleman like yourself, but you’ll get over it.’ The Kettlewells are a dysfunctional family. Richard is an old Etonian whose business ventures are failing. Over one crowded weekend, his daughter Pamela, whom he hardly knows, returns from Russia, a passionate communist; his ex-wife and mistress both turn up; and his butler has a big win at the races. The Roundabout is a funny, touching, highly perceptive look at England in the 1930s, when it looked, just possibly, as if the social order might be changing.
Lata is a business tycoon. She has an unfulfilled dream. She wants to build a township in a small village near Vijayawada. Meera is a Punjabi girl from a rich family, but her heart lies in serving and nursing the poor and ill. Jay completes his sentence in a jail. All the three of them gather to achieve their dreams and make it one. A tragedy strikes all the three and compels them to separate and return to their original lives. The path of their life comes across a roundabout which they overcome and leads to the destination they started with for the betterment of everyone.
Who is the Roundabout Man? He doesn't look like a tramp, yet he lives on a roundabout in a caravan and survives on the leftovers from a nearby motorway service station. He calls himself Quinn, the name of a boy in a world-famous series of children's books, but he's nearer retirement than childhood. What he hopes no one will discover is that he's the real Quinn, immortalised as a child by his mother in her entrancing tales about a little boy's adventures with his triplet sisters. It is this inheritance he has successfully run away from - until now. When Quinn's reclusive existence is invaded, he has to turn and face his past, and all the uncomfortable truths it contains about himself, his sisters and, most of all, his mother.
Ruffin is an eight year old boy, a third grader. He is the "man of the house", and a great deal of responsibility falls on his shoulders. He often is late returning home from school because he takes the time to help his teacher, a classmate, or a neighbor. Because of this habit, his mother has nicknamed him "Roundabout Boy". She is proud of her son, but like all good parents, she worries when he is late coming home from school. Will Ruffin's devotion to his teacher, his kindness to his classmates, and his helpfulness to older folks in the community be recognized and rewarded? Read ahead to find the answer.
When Steward Edmund Rounds and Sir Cumference notice that there are strangers camped nearby, Rounds II decides to investigate despite being involved with the task of learning how to make accurate counts of the castle's stores of food, supplies, and weaponry. When he reports back that an enemy is lying in wait, everyone moves quickly to defend the castle. But wait! Will Rounds II be able to figure out how many bows and arrows they have to create an appropriate battle plan? Using rounding techniques to figure out the totals more quickly, Rounds II is just in time to help stave off a potentially disastrous attack. From the Hardcover edition.
The Roundabout has given Earth one week to deliver to it the members of the Fifth House or face planetary destruction. In an abandoned city the size of a planet, and facing off against god-like opponents, this will be no simple task for our three groups of heroes.Allin and Copper are captives of the four remaining members of the Fifth House. To fight them, they must first work together against the Roundabout.Tyena is joined by a ghost, a treasure hunter, and the mind of her worst enemy inside a cat
Author: Sebastian A. Wagner
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
Release Date: 2011-04-18
Genre: Business & Economics
Research paper from the year 2008 in the subject Ergonomics, grade: 1,3, University of Derby (Institut für Psychologie), course: Ergonomics, language: English, abstract: This report examines the task of using a roundabout in the United Kingdom (UK). It considers a special population: motorists who are not use to driving on the left. There seems to be no purely psychological literature existent about the issues with left-hand versus right-hand driving or roundabouts. Therefore, the report is a first attempt to gain insight into the subject matter and works from first principles. Firstly, it will describe the task ‘using the roundabout’. Secondly, the user population will be specified. Thirdly, using the Hierarchical Task Analysis (HTA; Sheperd, 2000; cited in Mills, 2007) the crucial aspects of the task will be described. Fourthly, positioning the task in a psychological context the main psychological factors and their inter-relations will be evaluated. Finally, solutions for the issues found and methods for further investigations will be introduced.
Author: Henry W. French
Publisher: Forgotten Books
Release Date: 2018-01-21
Excerpt from The Roundabout Books: Our Boys in India It is supposed that the boy was stolen, between the hours of eight and nine on the night of the roth of August, from the summer residence of Mr. Clayton, at Beverly Farms. He was six years old, had long, brown curling hair, a full face, light complexion, blue eyes, and rosy cheeks. He was a particularly happy tempered and affectionate child, large for his age, and unusually mature and intelligent. Any one giving information that shall result in his recovery will receive the sum of twenty thousand dollars. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
Author: Benjamin Vance
Publisher: Benjamin Vance
Release Date: 2014-03-13
Science Fiction novel purporting the Earth's magnetosphere is capable of transporting people and objects incompletely through mineral deposits in the Earth's mantle. Complete carnage at several automobile wreckage sites in the same general area prompts an astute law enforcement officer to investigate improbable outcome of the tragedies. Geologists and other scientists are brought in to render an opinion on how sun flares, coronal mass ejections and lightning can hamper, interfere with and even exacerbate electromagnetic spectra on earth, and by utilizing earth's magnetite deposits initiate molecular breakdown and transfer of materiel through and within the earth. Finally in the absence of a proper natural explanation, the investigators turn to the possibility of alien intervention and construction of transporting and DNA modifying technology that is responsible for the continuing tragedies.
Author: Lee August Rodegerdts
Publisher: Transportation Research Board
Release Date: 2010-01-01
TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 672: Roundabouts: An Informational Guide - Second Edition explores the planning, design, construction, maintenance, and operation of roundabouts. The report also addresses issues that may be useful in helping to explain the trade-offs associated with roundabouts. This report updates the U.S. Federal Highway Administration's Roundabouts: An Informational Guide, based on experience gained in the United States since that guide was published in 2000.