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Passing Time in the Loo volume 1, 2, 3 – each volume contains 150 summaries which is an amazing deal for £5.87 or FREE on Amazon Kindle Prime
Passing Time in the Loo Vol 1
contains summaries of more than 200 books, including
Novels and plays, old and new, eg A Scarlet Letter (Nathaniel Hawthorne), A Farewell to the Arms (Ernest Hemingway), For Whom the Bell Tolls (Ernest Hemingway), Anna Karenina (Leo Tolstoy), Of Mice and Men (John Steinbeck), The Faerie Queene (Edmund Spenser), Beowulf, Prometheus Bound (Aeschylus), Tales of King Arthur (Thomas Mallory), El Cid, A Tale of Two Cities (Charles Dickens), The Lady of the Lake (Sir Walter Scott), The Good Earth (Pearl S. Buck), The Travels of Marco Polo, The Last of the Mohicans (James Fenimore Cooper), The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (Samuel Taylor Coleridge), Moby Dick (Herman Melville), The Old Man and the Sea (Ernest Hemingway), Don Quixote de la Mancha (Miguel de Cervantes), Peer Gynt (Henrik Ibsen), Great Expectations (Charles Dickens), Silas Marner (George Eliot), Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen), Far from the Madding Crowd (Thomas Hardy), Little Women (Louisa May Alcott), Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte), The Maltese Falcon (Dashiell Hammett), Call of the Wild (Jack London), The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald), King Solomon’s Mines (Sir Henry Rider Haggard), Robinson Crusoe (Daniel Defoe), The Picture of Dorian Gray (Oscar Wilde), Frankenstein (Mary Shelly), The Time Machine (H.G.Wells), The Turn of the Screw (Henry James), The Fall of the House of Usher (Edgar Allan Poe), The Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck), To Kill a Mockingbird (Nelle Harper Lee), Uncle Tom’s Cabin (Harriett Beecher Stowe), Candide (Voltaire), A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court (Mark Twain), 1984 (George Orwell), I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Maya Angelou), One Hundred Years of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marquez), Lord of the Flies (William Golding), Henderson the Rain King (Saul Bellow), Invisible Man (Ralph Ellison), The Joy Luck Club (Amy Tan), The Shell Seekers (Rosamunde Pilcher), The Sound of Waves (Yukio Mishima), Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant (Anne Taylor), The Courtship of Miles Standish (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow), The Importance of Being Earnest (Oscar Wilde), Our Town (Thornton Wilder), Death of a Salesman (Arthur Miller) … and plays by William Shakespeare, including Hamlet, King Lear, Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, Othello, The Taming of the Shrew, The Tempest, As You Like It, The Merchant of Venice, Much Ado About Nothing … and many more
Classic texts such as The Origin of Species (Charles Darwin), The Prince (Machiavelli), The Republic (Plato), Das Kapital (Karl Marx), Utopia (Thomas More) …
Biographies of … Euclid, Isaac Newton, Galileo Galilei, Nicolaus Copernicus, Albert Einstein, Winston Churchill, Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, William Shakespeare, Leonardo da Vinci, Ludwig van Beethoven, Michelangelo, Aristotle, Thomas Alva Edison, Marie Curie, Wilber and Orville Wright, Louis Pasteur, Antoine Lavoisier, Martin Luther King Jr, Mahatma Gandhi, Florence Nightingale, Christopher Columbus, Confucius, Lee Iacocca, Geronimo
Business and leadership insights and classics, including … What They Don’t Teach you at Harvard Business School(Mark H.McCormack), Entrepreneurial Megabucks: The 100 Greatest Entrepreneurs of the Last 25 Years (A. David Silver), Megatrends and Megatrends 2000 (John Naisbitt), A Passion for Excellence (Tom Peters and Nancy Austin), Leadership Secrets of Atilla the Hun (Wess Roberts), The Managerial Mystique: Restoring Leadership in Business (Abraham Zaleznnik), Thriving on Chaos: Handbook for a Management Revolution (Tom Peters), The Greatest Management Principle in the World (Michael LeBoeuf), The One-Minute Manager (Kenneth Blanchard and Spencer Johnson), How To Talk So People Listen (Sonya Hamlin), You Can Negotiate Anything: How to Get What You Want (Herb Cohen), Secrets of Closing The Sale (Zig Ziglar), Swim With The Sharks (Without Being Eaten Alive) (Harvey Mackey)
Personal Development selections, including … The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People (Stephen R. Covey), Wishcraft: How to Get What You Really Want (Barbara Sher), Peak Performance Principles for High Achievers (John R. Roe), How to Get Control of Your Time and Your Life (Alan Lakein), How to Put More Time in Your Life (Dru Scott), The Road Less Traveled and The Different Drum (M. Scott Peck), Love is Letting Go of Fear (Gerald G. Jampolsky), Psycho-cybernetics (Maxwell Maltz), Understanding: Eliminating Stress and Finding Serenity in Life and Relationships (Jane Nelsen), A Whack on the Side of the Head: How You Can Be More Creative (Roger von Oech), Developing Critical Thinkers(Stephen D. Brookfield), How to Prosper During the Coming Bad Years (Howard J. Ruff), The Richest Man in Babylon (George S. Clason), Grow Rich Slowly (Merrill Lynch), One Up On Wall Street (Peter Lynch), Page-a-Minute Memory Book (Harry Lorayne), The Stress Solution: A Rational Approach to Increasing Corporate and Personal Effectiveness (Samuel H. Klarreich), Sitting on the Job: How to Survive the Stress of Sitting Down to Work (Scott W.Donkin), Control Your Depression (Peter Lewinsohn, et al.
Overcoming Overeating: Living Free in a World of Food (Jane Hirschmann), The Popcorn-Plus Diet (Joel Herskowitz), Beverly Hills Medical Diet (Arnold Fox), The Rice Diet Report (Judy Moscovitz), The Eight-Week Cholesterol Cure (Robert E. Kowalski), The Story of Weight Watchers (Jean Nidetch and Joan Rattner Heilman
Expanding your word power, Speech-making, Trivia to learn by, Sports summaries, Quotes and anecdotes … and much more …