The Old Ducks' Club

The Old Ducks' Club PDF Author: Maddie Please
Publisher: Boldwood Books Ltd
ISBN: 1801621098
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 360

Book Description
THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER - AS RECOMMENDED BY DEBBIE MACOMBER! 'Sea, sunshine, romance and fabulous characters; Maddie's light touch and sense of fun will lift your spirits!' Bestselling author Judy Leigh Sophia Gregory has lost her sparkle... Recently single and about to turn sixty, Sophia doesn’t recognise the old woman staring back at her in the mirror. How has life passed her by? A quiet holiday in beautiful Rhodes is the perfect chance for her to find herself. Until she meets the Old Ducks! Juliette, Kim and Anita are three friends who are determined not to grow old gracefully! Bold and brash, they are Sophia’s worst nightmare, until they make her an honorary member of The Old Ducks’ Club! Now dancing and drinking till dawn Sophia starts to shake off her stuffy old life and start living again! And when she meets her gorgeous Greek neighbour, Theo, she thinks that maybe, if she’s just a little braver, she can learn to love again too... It’s never too late to teach an Old Duck new tricks! A laugh out loud and uplifting story about the importance of friendship and always, always having fun! Perfect for fans of Judy Leigh and Dee Macdonald What readers are saying about The Old Ducks' Club... 'Sea, sunshine, romance and fabulous characters; Maddie's light touch and sense of fun will lift your spirits!' Bestselling author Judy Leigh 'A new lease of life under the Greek sun. As fresh and delicious as chilled retsina!' Sunday Times Bestselling author Phillipa Ashley. 'For a book that’s as cheering and restorative as a long lunch with your very best friend, Maddie Please is the author you need to know!' Bestselling author Chris Manby 'Genuine and life-affirming...a wonderful, lighthearted novel about how it is never too late to find happiness.’ Bestselling author Kitty Wilson 'A heart-warming story filled with friendship and fun. It's official - I want to be an Old Duck!' Bestselling author Maisie Thomas

Untold Stories of Old Currituck Duck Clubs

Untold Stories of Old Currituck Duck Clubs PDF Author: Travis Morris
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1614232571
Category : Sports & Recreation
Languages : en
Pages : 144

Book Description
In this fourth installment of stories about the tradition of duck hunting on Currituck Sound, local resident Travis Morris delves into the history of the Currituck, Pine Island and Narrows Island private hunting clubs. These fascinating untold stories of the clubs weave together documents from old files with a variety of firsthand interviews and accounts. From stories of the clubs' prestigious members and guests--such as J.P. Morgan and William Vanderbilt--to tales from local guides of some of the old float box rigs, fans of Morris's Currituck books won't be disappointed by this latest volume, and first-time readers will find themselves transported out to the marshland, drifting along to the sound of duck calls.

The Old Ducks' Club

The Old Ducks' Club PDF Author: Maddie Please
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781801621106
Category : Rhodes (Greece : Island)
Languages : en
Pages :

Book Description
-- Until she meets the Old Ducks! Juliette, Kim and Anita are three friends who are determined not to grow old gracefully! Bold and brash, they are Sophia's worse nightmare, until they make her an honorary member of The Old Ducks' Club! Now dancing and drinking till dawn Sophia starts to shake off her stuffy old life and start living again! And when she meets her gorgeous Greek neighbour, Theo, she thinks that maybe, if she's just a little braver, she can learn to love again too... -- Bestselling author Judy Leigh

The Old Ducks Hen Do

The Old Ducks Hen Do PDF Author: Maddie Please
Publisher: Boldwood Books Ltd
ISBN: 1804837164
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 333

Book Description
The brand new novel from the #1 bestselling author, Maddie Please! The Old Ducks are back and they are naughtier than ever 'I've loved all of Maddie Please's books but this is my favourite so far - superb characters and a warm, wonderful story. Bravo!' Judy Leigh Recently retired, Denny Lambert is finding life just a little bit...well, dull. So when her stepsister Juliette announces she’s getting married – again! – and invites Denny on a hen do with the Old Ducks, Denny really can’t say no. Denny knows something about the Old Ducks and their wild exploits, but she’s just glad to be somewhere hot and sunny and away from her grey life back in the UK. She’s definitely not going to be pulled into any Old Duck mayhem.... But when they arrive at their beautiful Mallorcan villa, Denny is in for a shock. Because right next door is the man who once broke her heart – Bruno Browning. Now with the Old Ducks and an old flame to contend with, Denny’s life suddenly feels anything but dull! But if she’s learnt one thing from her time with the Old Ducks it’s that life is for living...and that’s exactly what Denny is finally going to do! Because it's never too late for even the newest Old Duck to learn new tricks... Perfect for fans of Judy Leigh and Dee Macdonald. What readers are saying about Maddie Please! 'Sea, sunshine, romance and fabulous characters; Maddie's light touch and sense of fun will lift your spirits!' Bestselling author Judy Leigh 'Witty, warm and simply wonderful.' Bestselling author Sarah Bennett 'For a book that’s as cheering and restorative as a long lunch with your very best friend, Maddie Please is the author you need to know!' Bestselling author Chris Manby 'Genuine and life-affirming...a wonderful, light-hearted novel about how it is never too late to find happiness.’ Bestselling author Kitty Wilson

Sophie Go's Lonely Hearts Club

Sophie Go's Lonely Hearts Club PDF Author: Roselle Lim
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0593335635
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 337

Book Description
A new heartfelt novel about the power of loneliness and the strength of love that overcomes it by critically acclaimed author Roselle Lim. Newly minted professional matchmaker Sophie Go has returned to Toronto, her hometown, after spending three years in Shanghai. Her job is made quite difficult, however, when she is revealed as a fraud—she never actually graduated from matchmaking school. In a competitive market like Toronto, no one wants to take a chance on an inexperienced and unaccredited matchmaker, and soon Sophie becomes an outcast. In dire search of clients, Sophie stumbles upon a secret club within her condo complex: the Old Ducks, seven septuagenarian Chinese bachelors who never found love. Somehow, she convinces them to hire her, but her matchmaking skills are put to the test as she learns the depths of loneliness, heartbreak, and love by attempting to make the hardest matches of her life.

Rivers Under Siege

Rivers Under Siege PDF Author: Jim W. Johnson
Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press
ISBN: 9781572334908
Category : Nature
Languages : en
Pages : 268

Book Description
Rivers under Siege is a wrenching firsthand account of how human interventions, often well intentioned, have wreaked havoc on West Tennessee's fragile wetlands. For more than a century, farmers and developers tried to tame the rivers as they became clogged with sand and debris, thereby increasing flooding. Building levees and changing the course of the rivers from meandering streams to straight-line channels, developers only made matters worse. Yet the response to failure was always to try to subdue nature, to dig even bigger channels and construct even more levees-an effort that reached its sorry culmination in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' massive West Tennessee Tributaries Project during the 1960s. As a result, the rivers' natural hydrology descended into chaos, devastating the plant and animal ecology of the region's wetlands. Crops and trees died from summer flooding, as much of the land turned into useless, stagnant swamps. The author was one of a small group of state waterfowl managers who saw it all happen, most sadly within the Obion-Forked Deer river system and at Reelfoot Lake. After much trial and error, Johnson and his colleagues in the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency began by the 1980s to abandon their old methods, resorting to management procedures more in line with the natural contours of the floodplains and the natural behavior of rivers. Preaching their new stewardship philosophy to anyone who might listen-their supervisors, duck hunters, conservationists, politicians, federal agencies-they were often ignored. The campaign dragged on for twenty years before an innovative and rational plan came from the Governor's Office and gained wide support. But then, too, that plan fell prey to politics, legal wrangling, self-interest, hardheadedness, and tradition. Yet, despite such heartbreaking setbacks, the author points to hopeful signs that West Tennessee's historic wetlands might yet be recovered for the benefit of all who use them and recognize their vital importance. Jim W. Johnson, now retired, was for many years a lands management biologist with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. He was responsible for the overall supervision and coordination of thirteen wildlife management areas and refuges, primarily for waterfowl, in northwest Tennessee.

The Bottoms

The Bottoms PDF Author: Jeff Churan
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1452051402
Category : Sports & Recreation
Languages : en
Pages : 321

Book Description

A Hundred Years of Texas Waterfowl Hunting

A Hundred Years of Texas Waterfowl Hunting PDF Author: R. K. Sawyer
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 9781603447737
Category : Sports & Recreation
Languages : en
Pages : 419

Book Description
The days are gone when seemingly limitless numbers of canvasbacks, mallards, and Canada geese filled the skies above the Texas coast. Gone too are the days when, in a single morning, hunters often harvested ducks, shorebirds, and other waterfowl by the hundreds. The hundred-year period from the mid-nineteenth to the mid-twentieth centuries brought momentous changes in attitudes and game laws: changes initially prompted by sportsmen who witnessed the disappearance of both the birds and their spectacular habitat. These changes forever affected the state’s storied hunting culture. Yet, as R. K. Sawyer discovered, the rich lore and reminiscences of the era’s hunters and guides who plied the marshy haunts from Beaumont to Brownsville, though fading, remain a colorful and essential part of the Texas outdoor heritage. Gleaned from interviews with sportsmen and guides of decades past as well as meticulous research in news archives, Sawyer’s vivid documentation of Texas’ deep-rooted waterfowl hunting tradition is accompanied by a superb collection of historical and modern photographs. He showcases the hunting clubs, the decoys, the duck and goose calls, the equipment, and the unique hunting practices of the period. By preserving this account of a way of life and a coastal environment that have both mostly vanished, A Hundred Years of Texas Waterfowl Hunting also pays tribute to the efforts of all those who fought to ensure that Texas’ waterfowl legacy would endure. This book will aid their efforts, along with those of coastal residents, birders, wildlife biologists, conservationists, and all who are interested in the state’s natural history and in championing the preservation of waterfowl and wetland resources for the benefit of future generations.

Last Stories of the Old Duck Hunters

Last Stories of the Old Duck Hunters PDF Author: Gordon MacQuarrie
Publisher: Willow Creek Press
ISBN: 1623435927
Category : Nature
Languages : en
Pages : 198

Book Description
Masterpieces you can read over and over is how the Washington Post reviewed MacQuarrie's engaging, timeless stories of the misadventures of the Old Duck Hunters Association. Here are 53 classic hunting and fishing stories, some from sporting magazines of the 1930s and 1940s, including unpublished works from the author's literary estate.

River of Greed

River of Greed PDF Author: Steven Madeline
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 059540412X
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 190

Book Description
She sure did look like someone they'd call Upstream Sally. Her waders had far too many holes and slits to keep her legs and feet dry. She wore a man's red and blue checkered flannel shirt outside of heavily stained overalls. The shirt's colors were faded to milky pastels and the edges were frayed. You could tell that fishing was serious business to her. Her cast was a thing of beauty-like the way Willie Mays used to shag balls in center field. I stood still and watched her from behind, sensing that she was fully aware of me. I guessed that her backwoods radar indicated that something was intruding on nature's normal ballet. My radar told me that although she knew I was there, at first she chose to pretend that she didn't. Then without turning around, her gravelly voice sounded loudly: "Not too many come this far upstream." "I know," I said. "Probably the sweet-smellin aspens that pulled you along." "You may be right." "No. You don't know your aspen from your aster. Now, what is it you want mister?"
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