You know you're a rugby fanatic when... ... your Facebook profile photo is a close-up of your latest injury. ... you own more replica shirts than work ones. If this sounds all too familiar, read one to discover whether you're truly obsessed with the odd-shaped ball or just one player short of a scrum!
You know you're a football fanatic when... ... your mobile ringtone sounds suspiciously like the theme tune for Match of the Day. ... you have your house carpeted in AstroTurf. If this sounds all too familiar, read on to discover whether you're truly obsessed with the beautiful game or just another armchair supporter.
Author: Greg Growden
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2011-07-13
Genre: Sports & Recreation
Your complete reference for all things rugby in Australia and New Zealand! A practical, useful and entertaining guide to rugby union in Australia and New Zealand, this book explains the aim of the game, the laws, what to wear, tactics, training, coaching and more. Whether you want to play or just want to watch the game, Rugby Union For Dummies, 2nd Australian and New Zealand Edition, delivers expert rugby knowledge. Build your confidence — discover expert tips and tricks for honing your skills Prepare your rugby kit — choose the correct gear for your safety on the pitch Increase your rugby knowledge — learn the difference between a ruck and a maul Talk tournament facts and figures — improve your rugby small talk in preparation for the World Cup Train effectively — develop your strength, flexibility and fitness Become a coach — immerse yourself in tactics and the detail of rugby's laws Join a club — choose the right level of play for you or your child Follow the game — keep up to date with the latest rugby news and coverage in the media and on the internet Open the book and find: How to play to win and have fun at the same time Interpretation of the ref's signals Advice on taking a conversion Tips for surviving a scrum Pointers on coaching adult and junior teams A guide to spectating online, on TV and at the game Rugby records for major tournaments between Australia and New Zealand A round-up of all the World Cups Learn to: Master the game and play to win Follow the laws and understand the ref's calls Identify key players at the World Cup Appreciate the history of the game
Author: Richard A. Schroeder
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Business & Economics
Tracing the expansion of South African business into other areas of Africa in the years after apartheid, Richard A. Schroeder explores why South Africans have not always made themselves welcome guests abroad. By looking at investments in Tanzania, a frontline state in the fight for liberation, Schroeder focuses on the encounter between white South Africans and Tanzanians and the cultural, social, and economic controversies that have emerged as South African firms assume control of local assets. Africa after Apartheid affords a penetrating look at the unexpected results of the expansion of African business opportunities following the demise of apartheid.
Television journalist Rebecca Thorne is working on a documentary project exposing a crooked ex-cop property developer. Much to her chagrin she is removed from the project to work on another documentary about the notorious 1981 South African rugby team’s tour of New Zealand. At the same time, Rebecca breaks up with boyfriend Rolly. Strange things start to happen: is someone stalking her, breaking into her house and moving her things? Or is she just being paranoid? As she learns more about the 81 tour, Rebecca becomes fascinated by the Lambs, two anonymous protesters who mocked the police and entertained the crowds, and by the disappearance of one of them on the night of the Wellington test. As sinister events in Rebecca’s life increase, she gets closer and closer to finding out what happened to the Black Lamb . . .
Author: Tom Bradby
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2010-12-15
_____________________ Shortlisted for the Crime Writers Association Thriller of the Year __________________ Shanghai, 1926. A city of British Imperial civil servants, American gun-runners, Russian princesses and Chinese gangsters, where heroin is available on room service and everything is for sale. Exotic, sexually liberated and pulsing with life, it is a place and time where anything seems possible. For Richard Field, it represents a brave new world away from the past he is trying to escape. Seconded to the police force, his first moment of active duty is a brutal crime scene. A young White Russian woman, Lena Orlov, lies spreadeagled on her bed, sadistically murdered. As he begins to peer through the glittering surface to the murky depths beneath, Field sees a world beyond the glamour of the city's expatriate life - a world where everything has its price, and where human life is merely another asset to barter. The key to the investigation seems to be Lena's neighbour, Natasha Medvedev. But can Field trust someone for whom self-preservation is the only goal? And is it wise to fall in love when there is every sign that Natasha herself may be the next victim? In a city where reality is a dangerous luxury, Field is driven into the darkness beyond the dazzle of society to a world where the basest of human needs are met and where the truth seems certain to be a fatal commodity . . . Praise for Tom Bradby: ‘Bradby has the talent of a reporter but the heart of a storyteller’ Daily Mail ‘Quite exceptional’ Daily Telegraph ‘Intrigue of the highest order ... Atmospheric and richly entertaining’ Washington Post ‘Nigh on impossible to put down’ Time Out ‘This feisty, pacey thriller by TV news reporter turned writer Tom Bradby has it all’ Press Association
In Winter Solstice Rosamunde Pilcher brings her readers into the lives of five very different people.... Elfrida Phipps, once of London's stage, moved to the English village of Dibton in hopes of making a new life for herself. Gradually she settled into the comfortable familiarity of village life -- shopkeepers knowing her tastes, neighbors calling her by name -- still she finds herself lonely. Oscar Blundell gave up his life as a musician in order to marry Gloria. They have a beautiful daughter, Francesca, and it is only because of their little girl that Oscar views his sacrificed career as worthwhile. Carrie returns from Austria at the end of an ill-fated affair with a married man to find her mother and aunt sharing a home and squabbling endlessly. With Christmas approaching, Carrie agrees to look after her aunt's awkward and quiet teenage daughter, Lucy, so that her mother might enjoy a romantic fling in America. Sam Howard is trying to pull his life back together after his wife has left him for another. He is without home and without roots, all he has is his job. Business takes him to northern Scotland, where he falls in love with the lush, craggy landscape and set his sights on a house. It is the strange rippling effects of a tragedy that will bring these five characters together in a large, neglected estate house near the Scottish fishing town of Creagan. It is in this house, on the shortest day of the year, that the lives of five people will come together and be forever changed. Rosamunde Pilcher's long-awaited return to the page will warm the hearts of readers both old and new. Winter Solstice is a novel of love, loyalty and rebirth.
An experienced team of French researchers out on the road each summer helps to make this guide is more up-to-date than any regular guidebook. Recommendations are included for more than 4,000 hotels and restaurants. 30 maps.
TJ Barnes is back, playing with his crazy cats, T-Rex and Alaska, helping out in his parents' hardware store and goofing around with his best friend, Seymour. When Seymour announces that he has signed them both up for a football team, TJ fears the worst. Neither of them is huge or mean or able to tackle, catch, throw, run or kick a ball down a field, but Seymour is determined to be a star. With the help of a stack of library books, TJ starts to understand the game but it takes more than a few books to figure out what’s wrong with his best friend.
My book is an autobiography about a period of my life when my whole world changed, some of it for the better, some of it for a lot worse, but through all of it, I have learned much about myself and am a better person as a result. I hope you will enjoy the book, and take away with you warm feelings and emotions and a renewed positive attitude toward life.
Author: Barbara Erasmus
Publisher: Porcupine Press Trading Under Dgr Writing & Resear
Release Date: 2008
Ever the perfect wife, Leigh Franklin exchanges her own blossoming career as a hedge-fund trader to become the perfect mother to her adored daughter. She struggles to maintain her up-market profile as she is forced to face the consequences of both white-collar crime and an unwanted pregnancy.
Author: Leo Jones
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 2002-01-31
Genre: Foreign Language Study
This popular course combines systematic preparation for all five papers of the Proficiency exam with a fresh and lively approach. There are eighteen units containing clearly defined skills sections with a strong emphasis on vocabulary. A Student's Book, Self-study Student's Book and an Audio CD set are also available.
Author: Rachel Johnson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2008-04-01
Mimi struggles with raised levels of having it all in the face of her husband's laid-back personal life and a billionaire newcomer, while Clare frets about her childless state and the private misdemeanors of her friends and neighbors.