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  • What happens when the queen burps? : laugh-out-loud jokes, riddles, and rhymes / selected by John Foster ; illustrated by Mark Oliver. - Read On
    the queen burps laugh out loud jokes riddles and rhymes selected by John Foster illustrated by Mark Oliver Author Foster John 1941 Oct 12 Publisher Oxford Oxford University Press 2013 ISBN 9780192757425 pbk Find in Library Reader Reviews Annotation Summary What happens when the Queen burps She issues a royal pardon Come inside for more hilarious jokes and rhymes as well as teasing tongue twisters ridiculous riddles loopy limericks batty

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  • Angel creek - Read On
    something in the creek s dark waters At first they think it s a bird but it isn t It s a baby angel with a broken wing And they decide to keep it But soon things start to go wrong and Jelly discovers that you can t just take something from where it belongs and expect that it won t be missed Angel Creek is a book for anyone

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  • The odds strike back - Read On
    s nowhere to be seen That s the Odds at work A family of Professional Pranksters who delight in playing the most rib tickling tricks on the townspeople of Trott nbsp nbsp nbsp This time the Odds face inspection by the Head Prankster to ensure they re still up to their meddling best But the new man who ll be doing it is none other than Mr Nobody sworn enemy

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  • Lucy Jones Untitled - Read On
    Details Home Fiction L Lucy Jones Untitled Lucy Jones Untitled Author Publisher Orchard 2012 ISBN 9781408314715 Find in Library Reader Reviews

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  • The knockoff economy how imitation sparks innovation - Read On
    results of their labors are easily and legally knocked off The authors explore these industries examining what motivates innovation and the role social norms play in reducing copying They end with a persuasive look at how lessons from these traditionally low intellectual property industries might be applied to high intellectual property industries currently facing threats from piracy VERDICT Interested general readers will be engaged by the brisk accessible writing Legal and political scholars will benefit from this fresh perspective A worthy and important contribution to discussion about the future of copyright Rachel Bridgewater Portland Community Coll Lib OR c Copyright 2012 Library Journals LLC a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source Inc No redistribution permitted Terms of Use Table of Contents Introduction Knockoffs and Fashion Victims Cuisine Copying and Creativity Comedy and Copyright Football Fonts Finance and Feist Conclusion Epilogue The Future is Now Music as a Low IP Industry Terms of Use Summary From the shopping mall to the corner bistro knockoffs are everywhere in today s marketplace Conventional wisdom holds that copying kills creativity and that laws that protect against copies are essential to innovation and economic success But are copyrights and patents always necessary InThe Knockoff Economy Kal Raustiala and Christopher Sprigman provocatively argue that creativity can not only survive in the face of copying but can thrive The Knockoff Economyapproaches the question of incentives and innovation in a wholly new way by exploring creative fields where copying is generally legal such as fashion food and even professional football By uncovering these important but rarely studied industries Raustiala and Sprigman reveal a nuanced and fascinating relationship between imitation and innovation In some creative fields copying is kept in check through informal industry norms enforced by private sanctions In others the freedom to copy actually promotes creativity High

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  • Bay of fires a novel - Read On
    subsidiary of Media Source Inc No redistribution permitted Book list From Booklist Copyright American Library Association Used with permission A year after a 16 year old girl goes missing from the Bay of Fires on Tasmania s northeast coast the body of a visiting young Swiss woman washes up on the beach and locals and tourists alike fear a serial killer Sarah Avery the second person to come upon the body becomes intent on finding the killer while keeping secrets about the relationship she ended and the job she quit just before joining her family at their holiday shack An independent and impetuous woman Sarah connects with Hall Flynn the journalist who arrives to cover the story and has his own secrets notably an inability to get over the girlfriend who betrayed him with his best friend seven years earlier As suspicion swirls around a strange local man Hall must decide whether to write the story of his life or to protect a person he has come to care for While Gee s debut is nominally a mystery this is no action whodunit with a slam bang conclusion Instead the novel s appeal comes more from its unusual sense of place and well drawn fallible characters Enjoy at leisure Leber Michele Copyright 2010 Booklist Publishers Weekly c Copyright PWxyz LLC All rights reserved There is not one palatable character in Gee s debauched murder mystery set on the Bay of Fires on Australia s Tasmania coast a clever way to ensure that each is a suspect in the deaths of two young women Sarah Avery home for Christmas after beating her boyfriend bloody and walking out on her job finds the body of a young backpacker washed up on the shore When she questions the disappearance of another young woman who went missing the summer before she begins to mistrust the odd assortment of folks she s known forever in her parents beach community the nosy shopkeeper the middle aged vamp and her horny son the weathered innkeeper who smokes too much and redneck campers who return year after year The investigative journo who shows up to report on the crimes is a middle aged scaredy cat a terrible driver who has to be drunk to muster the courage to be with a woman But he falls for our hard drinking tough girl heroine and just might end up saving the day Gee s debut follows some shopworn formulas lots of red herrings dead ends and suspicious behavior by everyone including the village misfit who bears the brunt of the community s fears And there is a titillating whiff of sexual violence It s a testament to this writer s diligent story building however that we endure so much blustery weather spitting vomiting inebriation slimy fish guts and sand in the shoes to find out who done it Agent Julia Kenny Markson Thoma Literary Agency Mar c Copyright PWxyz LLC All rights reserved Terms of Use Summary Sarah Avery s

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  • Death of kings a novel - Read On
    in danger and his kingdom on the brink of chaos While his son Edward has been named his successor there are other Saxon claimants to the throne as well as ambitious pagan Vikings to the north Uhtred the Saxon born Viking raised warrior whose life seems to shadow the making of England itself is torn between his vows to Alfred and his desire to reclaim his long lost ancestral lands

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  • Ford County stories - Read On
    Butch take a bizarre road trip through the Mississippi Delta to visit the youngest Graney brother Raymond who s been locked away on death row for eleven years It could well be their last visit Mack Stafford a hard drinking and low grossing run of the mill divorce lawyer gets a miracle phone call with a completely unexpected offer to settle some old forgotten cases for more money than he has ever seen Mack is suddenly bored with the law fed up with his wife and his life and makes drastic plans to finally escape Quiet dull Sidney a data collector for an insurance company perfects his blackjack skills in hopes of bringing down the casino empire of Clanton s most ambitious hustler Bobby Carl Leach who among other crimes has stolen Sidney s wife Three good ol boys from rural Ford County begin a journey to the big city of Memphis to give blood to a grievously injured friend However they are unable to drive past a beer store as the trip takes longer and longer The journey comes to an abrupt end when they make a fateful stop at a Memphis strip club The Quiet Haven Retirement Home is the final stop for the elderly of Clanton It s a sad languid place with little controversy until Gilbert arrives Posing as a lowly paid bedpan boy he is in reality a brilliant stalker with an uncanny ability to sniff out the assets of those seniors he professes to love One of the hazards of litigating against people in a small town is that one day long after the trial you will probably come face to face with someone you ve beaten in a lawsuit Lawyer Stanley Wade bumps into an old adversary a man with a long memory

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