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The Cove Shivering Club
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 398

The Cove Shivering Club

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2015-10-06
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  • Publisher: Unknown

'Brilliantly and warmly done... a major discovery.' Kaleidoscope, BBC Radio Four 'Michael Curtin is one of Ireland's national treasures; a superb comic novelist who deserves to be far better known... Curtin's hilarity is shot through with impeccably judged moments of poignancy, even tragedy.' Sunday Express 'Sparkling and hilarious, full of characters and lines that lovers of Michael Curtin expect... very funny and very, very human.' Roddy Doyle 'Real comic writing, with not a dull moment.' Times Educational Supplement 'Witty gem.' Scotland on Sunday 'Brilliant comic novel.' Belfast Telegraph It all began on Good Friday 1955, when aged ten, Junior Nash and Dunstan Tucker swam each way across...

The American Television Industry
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 208

The American Television Industry

In an age of proliferating choices, television nevertheless remains the most popular medium in the United States.Americans spend more time with TV than ever before, and many 'new media' forms, such as blu-ray movies, Hulu videos, and Internet widgets, are produced and delivered by the world s most lucrative and powerful television industry. Yet that industry has undergone profound changes since the 1980s, moving from a three-network oligopoly to a sprawling range of channels and services dominated by a handful of major conglomerates. Viewers cannow accesshundreds of channels at all hours of the day and can search and select from hundreds of thousands of individual programmeson video and Internet services. This diversity has fragmented the size of television audiences and transformed relationships between viewers and television companies. Unlike the first fifty years of television, today'sindustry leaderscan no longer rely on mass audiences and steady revenue flows from big-budget advertisers, and this in turn affects their programming and production strategies.

The League Against Christmas
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 344

The League Against Christmas

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1997
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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Redeeming the Wasteland
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 316

Redeeming the Wasteland

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1995
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  • Publisher: Unknown

During the early 1960s, the “golden age” of network documentary, commercial television engaged in one of the most ambitious public education efforts in U.S. history as all three networks dramatically expanded their documentary programming. Promoted by government leaders, funded by broadcasters, and hailed by critics, these documentaries sought to mobilize public opinion behind a more activist policy of U.S. leadership around the globe. The programs also were part of an explicit effort to make the “vast wasteland” of prime-time television live up to its vaunted potential to educate, inform, and enlighten. After more than a decade as the nation's shop window, television in the early 19...

Propriety and position
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 327

Propriety and position

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Occupational Therapy and Physical Dysfunction E-Book
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 672

Occupational Therapy and Physical Dysfunction E-Book

The sixth edition of this classic book remains a key text for occupational therapists, supporting their practice in working with people with physical impairments, stimulating reflection on the knowledge, skills and attitudes which inform practice, and encouraging the development of occupation-focused practice. Within this book, the editors have addressed the call by leaders within the profession to ensure that an occupational perspective shapes the skills and strategies used within occupational therapy practice. Rather than focusing on discrete diagnostic categories the book presents a range of strategies that, with the use of professional reasoning, can be transferred across practice settin...

The Self-Made Men
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 396

The Self-Made Men

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2015-10-06
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  • Publisher: Unknown

'Curtin is one of Ireland's best writers.' Roddy Doyle 'Michael Curtin's first and very funny novel gives a good impression of being a free-wheeling, rumbustious shaggy-dog story while actually being a carefully structured and ordered work of considerable craftsmanship... the story grips and entertains until the last page.' British Book News 'I thoroughly enjoyed Michael Curtin's debut and look forward to his second novel.' The Irish Press The hero of this wonderfully funny first novel is a young Irishman, Billy Whelan, who one lonely, dinnerless Christmas day in London, in that desert stretch of afternoon when the pubs are shut and Kilburn High Road dead as a tomb, huddles in his rented roo...

Sing!
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 310

Sing!

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2015-10-06
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  • Publisher: Unknown

'Dexterous, moving and real, this is a profound tale of loss and that mundane human component, compromise.' Independent on Sunday 'Comedy and tragedy combine to produce a tale that holds the reader's attention from beginning to end... This is a book to simply enjoy.' Irish Times 'Curtin is adept at the relaxed banter and quirky interplay of his band of Irish eccentrics... he makes a case for the curative power of optimism and blind tenacity, even in the most hopeless situation.' TLS 'A great sense of black humour and an even better sense of humanity.' Sunday Tribune Michael Curtin's fifth novel is as brilliantly plotted as ever with characters of bizarre charm and wisdom. But a seam of trage...

The Replay
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 414

The Replay

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2015-10-06
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  • Publisher: Unknown

'Curtin is one of Ireland's best writers.' RODDY DOYLE Vintage slapstick humour... so hysterically funny that I was rolling around convulsed... the irony and the satire are sharp and sure, the comedy unblemished.' BOOKS AND BOOKMEN The writer has a brilliant imagination, an almost lunatic sense of humour, and matches an unerring ear for the nuances of speech with faultless observation.' THE TIMES A twenty-stone taxi-driver, an unemployed docker, a wilting TV sex-symbol and a once mild-mannered schoolteacher slavering for revenge... in a one-horse, two-bar Irish town these are the unlikely guardians of the honour of one of the worst pubs in the land. Fifteen years ago they and their friends constituted a football team. Gathered together again after a decade and a half of boozing, smoking and idling about they look more like the casualty ward on a binge, but nothing can stop THE REPLAY.

Playing to the World’s Biggest Audience
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 341

Playing to the World’s Biggest Audience

Delineates the globalizing pressures and opportunities that have dramatically transformed the terrain of Chinese film and television, including the end of the cold war, the rise of the World Trade Organization, and the escalation of democracy movements. This book examines the prospect of a global Chinese audience.