Bagehot was one of the first writers to describe and explain the world of international and corporate finance, banking, and money in understandable language. The book was in part a reaction to the 1866 collapse of Overend, Gurney and Company, located at 65 Lombard Street, from which the title draws its name. Bagehots description, and knowledge is timeless and a must for anyone who wants to understand our money market and economy.
Each book in the Happy Street series focuses on a different shop - children can pop out the shop and play pieces after they've enjoyed the story. Mr Ted has just had a delivery of new toys, and the children can't wait for the shop to open! Sam has come to choose a special birthday treat, and Mr Ted has the perfect toy just waiting for him . . .
New Grub Street is a novel by George Gissing published in 1891, which is set in the literary and journalistic circles of 1880s London. Gissing revised and shortened the novel for a French edition of 1901.The story deals with the literary world that Gissing himself had experienced. Its title refers to the London street, Grub Street, which in the 18th century became synonymous with hack literature; by Gissing's time, Grub Street itself no longer existed, though hack-writing certainly did. Its two central characters are a sharply contrasted pair of writers: Edwin Reardon, a novelist of some talent but limited commercial prospects, and a shy, cerebral man; and Jasper Milvain, a young journalist, hard-working and capable of generosity, but cynical and only semi-scrupulous about writing and its purpose in the modern (i.e. late Victorian) world.New Grub Street opens with Milvain, an "alarmingly modern young man" driven by pure financial ambition in navigating his literary career. He accepts that he will "always despise the people [he] write[s] for," networks within the appropriate social circle to create opportunity, and authors articles for popular periodicals. Reardon, on the other hand, prefers to write novels of a more literary bent and refuses to pander to contemporary tastes until, as a last-gasp measure against financial ruin, he attempts a popular novel. At this venture, he is of course too good to succeed, and he's driven to separate from his wife, Amy Reardon, nee Yule, who cannot accept her husband's inflexibly high standards-and consequent poverty.The Yule family includes Amy's two uncles-John, a wealthy invalid, and Alfred, a species of critic-and Alfred's daughter, and research assistant, Marian. The friendship that develops between Marian and Milvain's sisters, who move to London following their mother's death, provides opportunity for the former to meet and fall in love with Milvain. However much Milvain respects Marian's intellectual capabilities and strength of personality, the crucial element (according to him) for marriage is missing: money. Marrying a rich woman, after all, is the most convenient way to speed his career. Indeed, Milvain slights romantic love as a key to marriage: As a rule, marriage is the result of a mild preference, encouraged by circumstances, and deliberately heightened into strong sexual feeling. You, of all men, know well enough that the same kind of feeling could be produced for almost any woman who wasn't repulsive.Eventually, reason enough for an engagement is provided by a legacy of Â£5,000 left to Marian by John Yule.Life and death eventually end the possibility of this union. Milvain's initial career advancement is a position on The Current, a paper edited by Clement Fadge. Twenty years earlier, Alfred Yule (Marian's father) was slighted by Fadge in a newspaper article, and the resulting acerbic resentment extends even to Milvain. Alfred refuses to countenance Marian's marriage; but his objection proves to be an obstacle to Milvain only after Yule's eyesight fails and Marian's legacy is reduced to a mere Â£1,500. As a result, Marian must work to provide for her parent, and her inheritance is no longer available to Milvain.By this time, Milvain already has detected a more desirable target for marriage: Amy Reardon. Reardon's poverty and natural disposition toward ill-health culminate in his death following a brief reconciliation with his wife. She, besides the receipt of Â£10,000 upon John Yule's death, has the natural beauty and grace to benefit a man in the social events beneficial to his career. Eventually Amy and Milvain marry; however, as the narrator reveals, this marriage motivated by circumstances is not lacking in more profound areas.
When you die, your family and loved ones are left with a tremendous burden: sorting through your records, possessions, debts, memberships, and relationships. They will try their best to untangle the many threads of your life, but without a reference, they'll surely miss something important. That is why we all have the obligation to provide as much detail on our affairs as we possibly can-so that the burden on our families and loved ones after the fact is as light as we can make it, and even so that we provide as much happiness as possible after we are gone. This book provides a checklist for you, and also a checklist for your family, a way to organize your records so your family won't have to. It is a workbook--meant to be written in, and updated over time--and has the potential to be the single most useful item passed on to your loved ones. Your heirs will thank you a thousand times over for collecting everything they will need, in their time of need. The book is organized just as the title indicates, with separate sections for listing all pertinent information about one's life and family; one's final wishes for burial and memorial service; one's finances, including any and all funds that will need to be disbursed to heirs; and one's personal possessions. My Life, My Death, My Money, My Stuff will provide both organization and motivation, to gather (and keep updated) everything important in your life, so that your family and loved ones aren't left in the dark after you are gone.
Idaho's Operation Wildflower program is to have native species growing along the state highways. The state flower, the syringa, is one of thousands of species of plants growing in the diverse ecosystems found throughout the state. This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 140 familiar and unique species of trees, shrubs and wildflowers and also includes a map featuring prominent botanical sanctuaries. Laminated for durability, this lightweight, pocket-sized folding guide is an excellent source of portable information and ideal for field use by visitors and residents alike. Made in the USA.
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