The perfect summer read. Continuing the light hearted, uplifting dramas around the 'The Dog & Duck' pub and the life of its landlady Ellie Browne. Ellie Browne has found happiness running The Dog and Duck pub in the idyllic village of Little Leyton, and her blossoming romance with tall, handsome property developer, Max Golding, is going swimmingly. With her new best friend, Digby, the black Labrador at her side, life just couldn't be sweeter. But their peace is shattered when Max's younger sister, Katy, turns up unannounced with a whole heap of attitude. And Max's loyalties are stretched further when his glamorous ex, Sasha, re-appears with her own burgeoning secret. With the master of the manor preoccupied with the demands of his 'other women', Ellie's forced to consider if she has any role to play in Max's life or in the village of Little Leyton. Can Ellie get her life and relationship back on track in time for the summer charity ball at Braithwaite Manor?
A perfect, feel-good romantic novel to curl up with this Christmas. A story of new beginnings, love and friendship. Perfect for the fans of Jenny Colgan and Lucy Diamond. Ellie Browne has left behind her high-flying job in London to return to the charming Buckinghamshire village of Little Leyton. Working shifts at The Dog and Duck pub and running her own doggy-day-care business, Ellie's looking for a much simpler way of life in this idyllic English setting. But Little Leyton's landscape is changing; Johnny Tay, Ellie's ex, wants to pick up where they left off; sultry property developer Max Golding has moved into the village and is ruffling feathers; and rumour has it that the pub, which holds a special place in Ellie's heart, might be sold. Suddenly, life's looking a whole lot more complicated... Can Ellie overcome all the challenges to finally find her one true love? Previously published as Christmas at the Dog & Duck. There's never a dull moment in the life of Ellie Browne... BUY Summer at The Dog & Duck now: search 9781786691798. Here's what people are saying about Winter at the Dog & Duck: 'I LOVED IT' 'Escapist, feel good fiction at its best' 'It completely enchanted me and put a big smile on my face' 'Fun and romance with heart'
Dog and Duck
Author: Arthur Machen
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
This fascinating book contains a collection of essays on various subjects written by Arthur Machen. 'Dog and Duck' is an interesting book sure to appeal to fans and collectors of Machen's work. The chapters of this book include: 'Dog And Duck, Why New Year?', 'On Valentines And Other Things', 'On Simnel Cakes', 'April Fool!', 'The Merry Month Of May', 'A Midsummer Night's Dream', 'July Sport With Some Remarks', 'A Thorough Change', 'Roast Goose', 'Martinmas', 'Christmas Mumming', 'A Talk For Twelfth Night' as well as many others! Arthur Machen (1863 - 1947) was a Welsh author and mystic, who is most remembered for his influential supernatural fantasy and horror-fiction. We are proud to republish this antique book, now complete with a new prefatory biography of the author.
Ellie Browne, landlady of The Dog & Duck, is looking forward to a relaxing Christmas Day before the arrival of her and her partner Max's baby in the New Year. But with a snowstorm brewing outside, it seems that things might not go quite to plan. After the dramatic events of the holiday season, Ellie settles into her new life at Max's huge country mansion Braithwaite Manor, juggling work and family as best she can. When she's asked to help organise a summer wedding for one of her best friends it's only natural that her mind turns to her own, non-existent, wedding plans! But with Max decidedly lukewarm on the subject and other family complications threatening to disrupt life further, Ellie fears there'll never be wedding bells at the Dog & Duck after all.
Author: Gary A. Lewis
Plucky Duck tries to earn money for the summer by delivering newspapers, working in a pizzeria, and walking dogs.
Author: Mike Twohy
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Quack, quack—woof? A quick-thinking duck keeps a fox on his toes in this witty romp from a New Yorker cartoonist. One dark night in the henhouse, a hungry fox in search of his dinner gets more than he bargains for. Instead of a chicken, Fox grabs a duck. A very smart duck. A duck so sly, he plans to convince Fox that he isn’t a duck but a—dog! Yes, a dog. This clever story and its accompanying visual narrative will delight readers young and old—because if it looks like a duck, and it quacks like a duck, it HAS to be a duck…right?
Author: Александр Валентинович Вампилов
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
THE STORY: Constructed out of flashbacks, the play moves backward and forward in time as it probes into the plight of one Zilov, an engineer who has achieved a certain position in the Soviet bureaucracy, but has lost his will to live. He has come t
Author: Angelene J. Hall
"Duck Summer: My Odyssey as a Dialysis Patient, traces the journey from renal failure to transplant, and focuses primarily on the events and incidents occurring while undergoing dialysis. In short, the book explores the experiences of the dialysis patient, including the navigation through the hospital maze, adjusting to dialysis centers and the staff, accepting health management options, understanding surgical procedures and medical prescriptions, and of course, recognizing the emotional and psychological strains of the dialysis procedure"--Publisher's website
The New York Times bestselling novel from Garth Stein–a heart-wrenching but deeply funny and ultimately uplifting story of a dog’s efforts to hold together his family in the face of a divisive custody battle. Enzo knows he is different from other dogs: a philosopher with a nearly human soul (and an obsession with opposable thumbs), he has educated himself by watching television extensively, and by listening very closely to the words of his master, Denny Swift, an up-and-coming race car driver. Through Denny, Enzo has gained tremendous insight into the human condition, and he sees that life, like racing, isn't simply about going fast. Using the techniques needed on the race track, one can successfully navigate all of life's ordeals. On the eve of his death, Enzo takes stock of his life, recalling all that he and his family have been through: the sacrifices Denny has made to succeed professionally; the unexpected loss of Eve, Denny's wife; the three-year battle over their daughter, Zoë, whose maternal grandparents pulled every string to gain custody. In the end, despite what he sees as his own limitations, Enzo comes through heroically to preserve the Swift family, holding in his heart the dream that Denny will become a racing champion with Zoë at his side. Having learned what it takes to be a compassionate and successful person, the wise canine can barely wait until his next lifetime, when he is sure he will return as a man.
Author: Gilad Soffer
Duck is trying to enjoy a relaxing vacation, but with each turn of the page, the reader causes some calamity.
Duck Duck Wally
Author: Gabe Rotter
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Harboring a solitary lifetime goal of publishing his collection of erotic bedtime stories, frumpy thirty-something writer Wally Moscowitz hides his identity as a ghostwriter for the world's most famous rapper, whose career depends entirely on keeping the secret. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
Duck for a Day
Author: Meg McKinlay
Publisher: Candlewick Press
When Abby's class gets a pet duck named Max, she is eager to take it home overnight, especially since her parents will not let her have a pet.
Marley's Storybook Treasury Marley is always sniffing around for some trouble—and now you can share six of his tail-wagging tales! Join him as he escapes his backyard and travels about town, helps out at a baseball game, goes to the fair, plays in the snow, celebrates Mommy and Daddy, and makes a mess (more than usual). Let your imagination—but not your dog—run wild! This collection includes: Marley's Big Adventure Strike Three, Marley! Marley and the Runaway Pumpkin Snow Dog Marley Marley: Thanks, Mom and Dad! Marley: Messy Dog
Mr. Duck Means Business
Author: Tammi Sauer
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
What Mr. Duck wants most in the world is a little bit of peace and quiet, but the other animals on the farm simply don’t understand. But as Mr. Duck discovers, sometimes peace and quiet can be just a little bit lonely. And making friends might mean making a little noise. Award-winning author Tammi Sauer presents a simple, short text that emphasizes the importance of friendship in a fun and effective way, with a sweet—but not too sweet—ending that will have children clamoring for repeated readings.
"A joy to read—I couldn't get enough.” —Buzzfeed "This novel practically thumps with heartache and sharp humor." —Chang-rae Lee, New York Times bestselling author of Native Speaker An exuberant and wise multigenerational debut novel about the complicated lives and loves of people working in everyone’s favorite Chinese restaurant. The Beijing Duck House in Rockville, Maryland, is not only a beloved go-to setting for hunger pangs and celebrations; it is its own world, inhabited by waiters and kitchen staff who have been fighting, loving, and aging within its walls for decades. When disaster strikes, this working family’s controlled chaos is set loose, forcing each character to confront the conflicts that fast-paced restaurant life has kept at bay. Owner Jimmy Han hopes to leave his late father’s homespun establishment for a fancier one. Jimmy’s older brother, Johnny, and Johnny’s daughter, Annie, ache to return to a time before a father’s absence and a teenager’s silence pushed them apart. Nan and Ah-Jack, longtime Duck House employees, are tempted to turn their thirty-year friendship into something else, even as Nan’s son, Pat, struggles to stay out of trouble. And when Pat and Annie, caught in a mix of youthful lust and boredom, find themselves in a dangerous game that implicates them in the Duck House tragedy, their families must decide how much they are willing to sacrifice to help their children. Generous in spirit, unaffected in its intelligence, multi-voiced, poignant, and darkly funny, Number One Chinese Restaurant looks beyond red tablecloths and silkscreen murals to share an unforgettable story about youth and aging, parents and children, and all the ways that our families destroy us while also keeping us grounded and alive.