This laugh-out-loud funny debut will please boys, girls, pigs, vegetarian farmers, ducks . . . everyone except for evil chickens! This is me. I is Pig! If you is reading this, you can read Pig, and you is very clever. Unless you is an Evil Chicken, in which case, don't read this! Pig is troubled. Usually, life on the Farm is pretty good. He has yummy slops, a true friend in Duck, mud to roll in, and Farmer to scratch his back and call him Roast Pig (his special nickname). But the Evil Chickens are up to something evil, involving a tractor-rocket. And Duck has something else to show his porcine friend: a shed where Farmer prepares to eat Pig for dinner! What can Pig do? If he goes in the Chickens' trocket, he might run out of slops. If he stays, he'll become sausages and bacon. But if Pig and Duck can come up with a plan that involves the chicken house, the trocket, some itchy sheep, and an imaginary fox - maybe they can fix the Farm . . . or maybe they'll land in even more trouble. Don't miss the hysterically funny debut from Emer Stamp and Pig!
The introduction of gunpowder based artillery saw change in the military technology and warfare. This is a work on the change in the technology of gunpowder production in medieval India from the 14th to the 19th century with a special reference to the first of the English manufactories in India- gunpowder. Ishapore, located an hours journey from Barrackpore was chosen as the center for this manufactory, which is the focus of this work.
The cognitive assembly required of a person in the production and perception of a human language is highly sophisticated. Research in second language acquisition provides a unique window into this complex process, in allowing an examination of the ways in which the human brain adapts to and copes with the added complications of a second language, and the difficulties associated with the various fundamental differences which are likely to exist between the first and second languages. In so doing, such research adds to our understanding of the ways in which the human mind deals with specific languages in specific contexts, and provides insight into the nature of language itself. The current study adopts both production and perception approaches to examine this issue, and considers the role of language experience in the learning process. This work should be especially useful for professionals in the field of cross-language studies, or individuals who are interested in the acquisition of prosody in second language learning.
"It is the history of a revolution that went wrong-and of the excellent excuses that were forthcoming at every step for the perversion of the original doctrine", wrote George Orwell for the first edition of "Animal Farm" in 1945. His simple and tragic fable, telling of what happens when the animals drive out Mr. Jones and attempt to run the farm themselves, has since become a world-famous classic of English prose.
Now a major BBC drama starring Timothy Spall, David Walliams and Jennifer Saunders. Published to coincide with the star-filled BBC production of Blandings, this superb new anthology sees these celebrated stories together for the first time. Set in the delightfully dysfunctional mess of Blandings Castle these 6 gems follow the trials of poor Earl Emsworth and his beloved pig Empress as they clash with a panoply of friends and family, servants and spongers, bookies and hucksters. And all served up with great lashings of comedy from that rarest of geniuses: P.G.Wodehouse.
Cicero (106?43BC) was the most brilliant orator in Classical history. Even one of the men who authorized his assassination, the Emperor Octavian, admitted to his grandson that Cicero was: ?an eloquent man, my boy, eloquent and a lover of his country?. This new selection of speeches illustrates Cicero?s fierce loyalty to the Roman Republic, giving an overview of his oratory from early victories in the law courts to the height of his political career in the Senate. We see him sway the opinions of the mob and the most powerful men in Rome, in favour of Pompey the Great and against the conspirator Catiline, while The Philippics, considered his finest achievements, contain the thrilling invective delivered against his rival, Mark Antony, which eventually led to Cicero?s death.
Jessica Farm fuses serialized adventure, fantasy and psychological horror and stamps it with Josh Simmon’s signature macabre sensibility. Like a Lynchian take on Alice in Wonderland, Jessica Farm opens with an exterior of what could be any Midwestern farmhouse. Once inside, we track our titular heroine as she bounds out of bed on Christmas and goes about her morning routine, eventually breakfasting with her grandparents. The banality of the situation is subverted by a ratcheting sense of dread, as we discover that Jessica’s increasingly nightmarish house is filled with creatures around every corner: some whimsical, some sexual, some despairing and some malevolent. Most terrifying of all is Jessica’s father, whose promise of presents under the tree is loaded with the threat of violence. Jessica Farm is an ambitious experiment in worldbuilding as conceived by Simmons.
After sixteen months of travelling round the Mediterranean in search of the ancient secrets of the olive tree, Carol returns to her beloved olive farm in the south of France, to her husband Michel and his burgeoning family. However, the homecoming celebrations are overshadowed by disturbing discoveries. The plight of the honey bee has become an international crisis and Carol is faced with unsettling news about the hives on her own olive farm. While the multinational companies are pushing for 'bigger, better, bumper' crops, a small band of farmers and ecologists are calling for a halt to many of the modern farming malpractices that are endangering the planet. Carol is amongst them. But it puts her own farm, her idyll, under threat. At what point do you turn your back on all that you believe in and all that you have been fighting for? This is the story of how Carol and Michel struggle with some difficult choices, and how they decide to deal with the unavoidable disappointments and inevitable responsibilities that come with running an organic farm.