Going Solo

The children's author recounts his adventures as a young man working in East Africa for the Shell Company, living in the jungle, and later flying a fighter plane in World War II.

Author: Roald Dahl

Publisher: Puffin

ISBN: 0142413836

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 209

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The children's author recounts his adventures as a young man working in East Africa for the Shell Company, living in the jungle, and later flying a fighter plane in World War II.

Going Solo

In GOING SOLO, renowned sociologist and author Eric Klinenberg proves that these numbers are more than just a passing trend.

Author: Eric Klinenberg

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101559802

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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A revelatory examination of the most significant demographic shift since the Baby Boom—the sharp increase in the number of people who live alone—that offers surprising insights on the benefits of this epochal change In 1950, only 22 percent of American adults were single. Today, more than 50 percent of American adults are single, and 31 million—roughly one out of every seven adults—live alone. People who live alone make up 28 percent of all U.S. households, which makes them more common than any other domestic unit, including the nuclear family. In GOING SOLO, renowned sociologist and author Eric Klinenberg proves that these numbers are more than just a passing trend. They are, in fact, evidence of the biggest demographic shift since the Baby Boom: we are learning to go solo, and crafting new ways of living in the process. Klinenberg explores the dramatic rise of solo living, and examines the seismic impact it’s having on our culture, business, and politics. Though conventional wisdom tells us that living by oneself leads to loneliness and isolation, Klinenberg shows that most solo dwellers are deeply engaged in social and civic life. In fact, compared with their married counterparts, they are more likely to eat out and exercise, go to art and music classes, attend public events and lectures, and volunteer. There’s even evidence that people who live alone enjoy better mental health than unmarried people who live with others and have more environmentally sustainable lifestyles than families, since they favor urban apartments over large suburban homes. Drawing on over three hundred in-depth interviews with men and women of all ages and every class, Klinenberg reaches a startling conclusion: in a world of ubiquitous media and hyperconnectivity, this way of life can help us discover ourselves and appreciate the pleasure of good company. With eye-opening statistics, original data, and vivid portraits of people who go solo, Klinenberg upends conventional wisdom to deliver the definitive take on how the rise of living alone is transforming the American experience. GOING SOLO is a powerful and necessary assessment of an unprecedented social change.

Girl Online Going Solo

Sixteen-year-old blogger Penny takes the advice of her online commenters in the wake of her break up with Noah, concentrating on her best friend Elliot who needs her now more than ever, working on her photography project for her internship, ...

Author: Zoe Sugg

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781501162114

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 336

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Beginning the school year without her demigod beau who vanished after his rock concert tour, Penny decides to accepts Megan's invitation to a performing arts school, in hope to make new friends.

Boy and Going Solo

Roald Dahl wasn t always a writer. Once he was just a schoolboy. Have you ever wondered what he was like growing up? This is his autobiography.

Author: Roald Dahl

Publisher: Puffin

ISBN: 0141365544

Category:

Page: 464

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Jessica Hart has never forgotten Matthew Landley. After all, he was her first love when she was fifteen years old. But he was also her school maths teacher, and their forbidden affair ended in scandal with his arrest and imprisonment. Now, seventeen years later, Matthew returns with a new identity, a long-term girlfriend and a young daughter, who know nothing of what happened before. Yet when he runs into Jessica, neither of them can ignore the emotional ties that bind them together. With so many secrets to keep hidden, how long can Jessica and Matthew avoid the dark mistakes of their past imploding in the present?

Going Solo

To mark the 100th anniversary of its creation, Penguin are publishing the Centenary Collection, a series of six classic books highlighting the skill, heroism esprit de corps that have characterised the Royal Air Force throughout its first ...

Author: Roald Dahl

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9781405937542

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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In 1918, the RAF was established as the world's first independent air force. To mark the 100th anniversary of its creation, Penguin are publishing the Centenary Collection, a series of six classic books highlighting the skill, heroism esprit de corps that have characterised the Royal Air Force throughout its first century. 'They didn't think for one moment that they would find anything but a burnt-out fuselage and a charred skeleton; and they were apparently astounded when they came upon my still-breathing body, lying in the sand near by.' In 1938 Roald Dahl was fresh out of school and bound for his first job in Africa, hoping to find adventure far from home. However, he got far more excitement than he bargained for when the outbreak of the Second World War led him to join the RAF. His account of his experiences in Africa, crashing a plane in the Western Desert, rescue and recovery from his horrific injuries in Alexandria, and many other daring deeds, recreates a world as bizarre and unnerving as any he wrote about in his fiction.

Going Solo

Continues his memoir "Boy." Recounts his experiences as a young man working in Africa for Shell Oil through his time as a pilot with the RAF.

Author: Roald Dahl

Publisher: Puffin Books

ISBN: 014032528X

Category: Authors, English

Page: 209

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Continues his memoir "Boy." Recounts his experiences as a young man working in Africa for Shell Oil through his time as a pilot with the RAF.

Going Solo

Going Solo is the empowering and uplifting story of one woman's choice to become a single mother. 'I hope this story gives hope to anyone who wants children and to anyone who finds themselves single.

Author: Genevieve Roberts

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780349421506

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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Going Solo is the empowering and uplifting story of one woman's choice to become a single mother. 'I hope this story gives hope to anyone who wants children and to anyone who finds themselves single. Not to follow this path necessarily, but to remember that there are always many options.' Aged thirty-seven, single and having experienced two miscarriages, Genevieve Roberts found out that her fertility levels were dwlindling. On hearing this news, she made the courageous decision to embark on motherhood solo and eventually became pregnant using a sperm donor. Genevieve describes her initial fear of the prospect of birth without a partner, and the trepidation she felt towards all the responsibility she has taken on. She recounts all the milestones of pregnancy and motherhood that most women share with their partner -- going to NCT classes alone, taking part in birthing workshops with her sister-in-law, her amazement that two people in her pregnancy yoga class are following the same path as her. But ultimately what triumphs is Genevieve's excitement at meeting her daughter. She recalls the first months of parenthood, navigating the love, worry and tiredness of life with a newborn without a partner. She describes the beautiful simplicity of the relationship between herself and her daughter, as she gets to know Astrid without having to consider a partner. Going Solo is for anyone whose life has taken an unexpected twist; for people who are interested in modern families and for those who want to take control of their life and follow their dreams of parenthood. It celebrates the fulfilment that comes from following what makes you happy, and reminds us that beauty may be found when life offers a surprise or a deviation from convention.

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THE WAIT IS OVER! Zoella's brand new Girl Online book is out now! Penny's life is back to normal. As Penny starts the school year she's ready to face the world - alone.

Author: Zoe Sugg

Publisher:

ISBN: 0141372176

Category:

Page: 352

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Penny's life is back to normal. As Penny starts the school year she's ready to face the world - alone. Noah has gone off the radar after ending his world tour early and no one, including Penny, knows where he is. So when she accepts Megan's invitation to visit her performing arts school it seems like an opportunity to make some new friends. Helping everyone else seems to be the right remedy. Elliot needs her friendship more than ever, and she meets Posey - struggling with stage fright and in need of support. But is charming Scottish boy Callum the right kind of distraction? And can Penny truly move on when Noah's shadow seems to haunt her round every corner? Book three in the number-one bestselling Girl Online series.

Penguin Readers Level 4 Going Solo ELT Graded Reader

Going Solo, a Level 4 Reader, is A2+ in the CEFR framework. The text is made up of sentences with up to three clauses, introducing more complex uses of present perfect simple, passives, phrasal verbs and simple relative clauses.

Author: Roald Dahl

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780241483091

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

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Penguin Readers is an ELT graded reader series for learners of English as a foreign language. Each title includes carefully adapted text, new illustrations and language learning exercises. The eBook edition does not include access to additional online resources. Titles include popular classics, exciting contemporary fiction, and thought-provoking non-fiction, introducing language learners to bestselling authors and compelling content. The eight levels of Penguin Readers follow the Common European Framework of Reference for language learning (CEFR). Exercises at the back of each Reader help language learners to practise grammar, vocabulary, and key exam skills. Before, during and after-reading questions test readers' story comprehension and develop vocabulary. Visit the Penguin Readers website Exclusively with the print edition, readers can unlock online resources including a digital book, audio edition, lesson plans and answer keys. Roald Dahl flew planes in the Second World War (1939-1945) when Germany, Italy and Japan fought against Britain and other countries. Going Solo is Dahl's time with the RAF (Royal Air Force). He writes "I did not need to leave out anything here because every moment was, to me, totally interesting."

Going Solo

With Going Solo , he adds homebased consulting to this series . This comprehensive , step - by - step guide shows you how to take your specialized knowledge ...

Author: William J. Bond

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies

ISBN: 0070066426

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

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"Going Solo" shows readers how to take their specialized knowledge--gathered from a job, career, education or life experiences--and turn it into a profitable, thriving business. Illustrations.

GOING SOLO

can't thank you enough for taking the time to read through the ideas and thoughts I've provided on the benefits of going solo and the right and wrong ways ...

Author: James Voigt

Publisher: Covenant Books, Inc.

ISBN: 9781636307749

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 150

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2 That nagging voice in your head is probably right. I am not on a crusade to convince everyone to go solo. My crusade is to reach those who want to go solo but are afraid to try to pull it off. Jim Voigt had had the spirit of a solo professional from a young age, starting his first business “Corporate Start-Ups” at the age of 14. After a successful career in sales, Jim turned to law and put his sales skills to work building a strong book of business. But traditional employment never “clicked” and Jim longed for more freedom both financially and personally. His transition to solo practice went well, but he saw other solo professionals struggle. He wanted to help. Going Solo is the result of his research into the struggles and successes of his own career and those professionals he met along his journey. Jim now brings his practical message of the attainability of solo freedom to others who feel trapped in traditional firms or underperforming solo practices.

Going Solo

A Guide for Women Travelling Alone Merran White. I Forget the trial and error method of independent travel —

Author: Merran White

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000016295988

Category: Travel

Page: 271

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Going Solo

There simply aren't enough books with the insight and hope Robert Beeson gives in Going Solo. I've personally watched Robert's journey as a solo parent and ...

Author: Robert Beeson

Publisher: NavPress

ISBN: 9781684280452

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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As parents face the difficult reality of a broken home, a sense of being completely overwhelmed can shut down the perspective they need to find restoration. Parents need to know that they can choose to define this season of their lives, instead of becoming defined by circumstances. They can deliberately look toward God and come to a deeper understanding of His true nature, power, and intimate care. As this former Christian music industry executive shares his story of divorce, his seven years as a single father, and his transition to a second marriage and a blended family, he also offers readers some hard-learned lessons and insights on being an effective, empathetic, and empowered single parent, answering crucial questions such as: How do I find peace when everything around me is chaos? How do I manage meeting needs when I have nothing to give? How and where do I begin again? The author addresses the fears and exhaustion of single parenting, while revealing the keys to gaining strength and courage for each day. He also shares how he found his “solo” relationship with his heavenly Father through his “solo” parenting season. Readers will learn five helpful habits and practical healing principles they can immediately apply in this season of life.

Going Solo

I know well the pros and cons of the arguments about one-man banding or solo videojournalism. I also know from experience what it takes to go solo, ...

Author: G. Stuart Smith

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 9780826219237

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 199

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Citing the controversial, rising use of single-person video news reporting, a guide for developing VJs, digital journalists, backpack journalists and other mobile solo video news distributors provides guidelines for reporting, shooting and editing stories and footage. Original.

Going Solo

Penny's life is back to normal.

Author: Zoe Sugg

Publisher:

ISBN: 0141372184

Category: Dating (Social customs)

Page: 352

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Penny's life is back to normal. As Penny starts the school year she's ready to face the world alone. Noah has gone off the radar after ending his world tour early, and no one, including Penny, knows where he is. So when she accepts Megan's invitation to visit her performing arts school, it seems like an opportunity to make some new friends. Helping everyone else seems to be the right remedy - Elliot needs her friendship more than ever, and she meets Posey, who she can really help with her stage fright. But is charming Scottish boy Callum the right kind of distraction? And can Penny truly move on when Noah's shadow seems to haunt her around every corner?

Going Solo

Usually she feels fortunate to live at a moment when going solo is a viable option. “Living alone is just something that I like so much,” she says.

Author: Eric Klinenberg

Publisher: Prelude Books

ISBN: 9780715645987

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 288

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In 1950, only 22% of adults were single. Today, more than 50% of adults are. Though conventional wisdom tells us that living by oneself leads to loneliness and isolation, most solo dwellers, compared with their married counterparts, are more likely to eat out and exercise, sign up for art and music classes, attend public events and lectures, and volunteer. Drawing on over three hundred in-depth interviews with men and women of all ages and every class, Eric Klinenberg reaches some startling conclusions about the seismic impact solo living is having on our culture, business and politics.

Going Solo

She was hurt that this had even crossed their minds, let alone that they had voiced it out loud. She decided to drop the subject of flying and going solo.

Author: Catherine Jones

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781405522540

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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Kate has almost resigned herself to remaining single for ever. After all, any man willing to take her on, also has to take on an instant family in the form of her adorable baby son. So this dedicated working mother is surprised to find not one but two men vying for her attention. First there's her boss, Greek hotel tycoon Andreas. Powerful, enigmatic and rich, he makes it clear he'd like to take their relationship beyond office hours. And then there's Martin. Kate feels the first stirrings of attraction for her sexy colleague. Maybe she won't have to go through life solo after all . . .

Going Solo

I think it's just you and me going solo.” Great, Shasta thought. She was going to look like an even bigger loser. Out of their band after tonight and ...

Author: Tara Mills

Publisher: Sherman Hills Press

ISBN: 9780990308447

Category: Fiction

Page: 121

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Resenting him was natural; wanting him, a revelation. There’s nothing Shasta Kovich won’t do to save her recording contract after blowing her voice during The Velvet Bitches’ first major concert tour. But asking her to put up with Blake Adams? That’s pushing it. Big surprise they’d clash. She came up the old-fashioned way; she worked her ass off. Blake, on the other hand, has led a charmed life, the product of the best musical education money can buy. It’s pretty hard not to resent him, especially with that elitist attitude of his. It can’t get any worse than that, right? Wrong. During one of their rocky sessions together Adams strays upon a secret she’s hidden from everyone, including her bandmates. Suddenly, the guy tasked with saving her career knows something that could potentially ruin her musical aspirations for good. Can she trust him? Keywords: opposites attract, enemies to lovers, pride and prejudice, opposite sides of the track, music, jazz, composer, voice training, Norah Jones, bassist, musicians, jealous rival, misunderstood hero, sassy heroine

Going Solo

With any luck I'll be flying solo by the end of this week . ... I see from my Log Book, which I still have, that I went solo after 7 hours 40 minutes, ...

Author: Roald Dahl

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141965338

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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In Going Solo, the world's favourite storyteller, Roald Dahl, tells of life as a fighter pilot in Africa. 'They did not think for one moment that they would find anything but a burnt-out fuselage and a charred skeleton, and they were astounded when they came upon my still-breathing body lying in the sand nearby.' In 1938 Roald Dahl was fresh out of school and bound for his first job in Africa, hoping to find adventure far from home. However, he got far more excitement than he bargained for when the outbreak of the Second World War led him to join the RAF. His account of his experiences in Africa, crashing a plane in the Western Desert, rescue and recovery from his horrific injuries in Alexandria, flying a Hurricane as Greece fell to the Germans, and many other daring deeds, recreates a world as bizarre and unnerving as any he wrote about in his fiction. 'Very nearly as grotesque as his fiction. The same compulsive blend of wide-eyed innocence and fascination with danger and horror' Evening Standard 'A non-stop demonstration of expert raconteurship' The New York Times Book Review Roald Dahl, the brilliant and worldwide acclaimed author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, and many more classics for children, also wrote scores of short stories for adults. These delightfully disturbing tales have often been filmed and were most recently the inspiration for the West End play, Roald Dahl's Twisted Tales by Jeremy Dyson. Roald Dahl's stories continue to make readers shiver today.