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David 'Bumble' Lloyd looks back at the great characters in the cricketing world who have inspired, entertained and amused him
Arc & Sill brings together all of david LLoyd's chapbooks from a 30-year period for his first full-length collection.
In addressing public and private conflicts and transnational borders, David Lloyd's new collection Warriors draws from myth, history, popular culture, family, the animal world, the environment while using an array of forms: the sestina, the parable, the lyric, the narrative, the poem sequence.
Explores the characteristics of, the context for, and the challenges to successful leadership. It includes practical and, at times, challenging images of leading learning in a small school, identifies what the research says about small school leadership, and then tells five compelling stories of leading in such settings.
The eagerly awaited autobiography of the hugely popular commentator and cricket enthusiast David 'Bumble' Lloyd
These are the stories that set the tone for John Constantine's mystic misadventures.
This anthology of English-language Welsh poets of the 1980s and 1990s offers a depiction of the Welsh landscape and society.
This fascinating collection will re-awaken memories among older residents, while showing the young, the face of the area as it used to be.
Gillingham Forest provided a hunting lodge for the Angevin Kings, notably King John. In the 1820s, the artist John Constable stayed at Gillingham vicarage and, being impressed by the beauty of the countryside, executed several local sketches and paintings. The railway arrived in 1859; farm produce could now be transported to London and new industries sprang up, taking advantage of the improved transport facilities. There was an upturn in population and the town expanded with many buildings of distinctive orange-red brick from the new brickyard. Despite the decline of industries in the 1960s and '70s, the 1990s brought a relief road, new library and museum, new supermarkets, new housing developments and an expansion to change the face of Gillingham again. In recent years, Gillingham has been known as the fastest growing town in the South West. From the Square to Kings Court, from farms to the railway, from the brewery to the brickyard, Gillingham Through Time invites you to reminisce through photographs and illustrations of this growing Dorset town.
There is no such thing as perfect radio - and therein lies its delicious unpredictability. In fact, so charming is this quality that 90 per cent of UK adults tune into the medium every week. Like many things, radio done well sounds effortless. It is not. Producing great radio is partly down to instinct and partly down to learning then mastering the basics. Drawing upon his thirty years spent working with some of the finest talents in British radio, David Lloyd shares a plethora of valuable tips and tricks of the trade in this unique and authoritative guide to broadcasting success. Covering speech and music formats, local and national stations, technical and artistic skills, content and style considerations, and much, much more, this how-to is essential and accessible reading for all - whether you are taking your tentative first steps in radio or refreshing your existing industry knowledge. Lloyd's hugely entertaining selection of anecdotes, examples, research, insight and pointers sets out to bottle the very essence of memorable radio, determining the factors that differentiate a truly great broadcaster from a distinctly average one, and helping budding hopefuls achieve their radio goals.
A lively and insightful account of 'the second great age of radio'.
Under Representation argues that the relation between the concepts of freedom and universality and modernity's racial order is grounded in aesthetic philosophy. Late Enlightenment aesthetics provide the conditions of possibility for universal human subjecthood by forging a "racial regime of representation" whose genealogy runs from Kant to Adorno and Benjamin.
The latest unmissable volume of autobiography from David 'Bumble' Lloyd, author of Last in the Tin Bath.
Beckett was deeply engaged with the visual arts and individual painters, including Jack B. Yeats, Bram van Velde, and Avigdor Arikha. In this monograph, David Lloyd explores what Beckett saw in their paintings.
The narrator of the novella, ?Boys?, is a 13-year-old Chris, a member of a small gang. The 12 stories in ?On Monday? proceed chronologically from a Monday to a Tuesday morning. Each story highlights a different character's experiences with parents, friends, teachers, the expectations of others and the expectations of a culture and an era.
Start the Clock and Cue the Band - A Life in Television is the autobiography of David Lloyd who spent his career as the director of television programmes. His career took him to many places, from Aberystwyth to London, from Norwich to Aberdeen, from Cardiff to Europe, America, Israel, Africa and Japan. He is now settled in his retirement back home in Ceredigion.
From the Famine to political hunger strikes, from telling tales in the pub to Beckett's tortured utterances, the performance of Irish identity has always been deeply connected to the oral. Exploring how colonial modernity transformed the spaces that sustained Ireland's oral culture, this book explains why Irish culture has been both so creative and so resistant to modernization. David Lloyd brings together manifestations of oral culture in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, showing how the survival of orality was central both to resistance against colonial rule and to Ireland's modern definition as a postcolonial culture. Specific to Ireland as these histories are, they resonate with postcolonial cultures globally. This study is an important and provocative new interpretation of Irish national culture and how it came into being.
Welcome to the weird and wonderful world of "e;Bumble"e;, the legendary SkySports cricket commentator who's one ball short of an over and delivers madcap moments galore in this ebullient, endearing and hilarious new book.David "e;Bumble"e; Lloyd is a legend in our living rooms, a genuine "e;good bloke"e; all cricket fans feel they know inside out because of his infectious, larger-than-life personality and that distinctive Lancashire burr.Bumble has become the one constant for passionate English fans in cricket's rapidly changing landscape. He has earned cult status as a commentator and pundit, with viewers loving his unerring dedication to the game's great fables.The World According to Bumble: Start the Car revels in the quirkier and humorous side of cricket, while offering behind-the-scenes action of Lloyd's years spent following cricket around the globe, from Accrington to Lahore.Bumble waxes lyrical on everything from the genius of Shane Warne to the merits of a Lancashire hotpot ... and the delights of finishing the day with a couple of pints and a curry.Enjoy the camaraderie that exists among the SkySports team - including former England captains Sir Ian Botham, Michael Atherton, Nasser Hussain and David Gower - and laugh out loud at the stories and anecdotes which have forged Bumble's character.Whether he is holding up play to retrieve lost balls from the top of sight-screens, or enacting mock pitch reports from car parks, Bumble is capable of stealing the limelight at all times.
David Bumble Lloyd is one of crickets great characters - hilarious, informative and insightful, and filled with boundless enthusiasm for the game. Now, in Cricket Characters, he tells the stories of the most important, influential, talented and entertaining characters he has come across in sixty years in the game. Following on from the bestselling successes of Last in the Tin Bath and Around the World in 80 Pints, in his new book Bumble looks back at the cricketers who have had the greatest impact on him throughout his career. From the gnarly veterans he first played against as a teenager in the Lancashire League, through the old pros he met on the county circuit while at Lancashire on to a revealing insight into life alongside Mike Atherton, Ian Botham, Nasser Hussain and Shane Warne in the commentary box, this book reveals Bumble at his best: telling great stories about his favourite people. Along the way, the reader not only learns who have been the funniest or most dangerous players to be around, but also gets an insight into what makes a team gel and players to perform at their very peak. Its the perfect gift for any cricket fan who loves the game and needs something to keep them amused as the autumn draws in and winter takes over.
This volume will provide eco-socially-oriented science and environmental educators with a diverse set of examples of how science and environmental learning for students and their co-learner teachers can be enacted in ways which contribute to their understanding of, commitment to and capabilities towards, living for a more eco-socially just and, therefore, more sustainable world. Science and environmental learning is set within a challenging framework, one that entails critical, transdisciplinary learning and acting, and values all the human and other-than-human beings sharing Earth's rich, but finite, resources.The text asserts that ethical contemporary science and environmental education, which practitioners might find within science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), will have at centre-stage not merely more factual knowledge, but also the development of learners' affect and behaviour towards acting for eco-social justice. This will demand that learners more fully appreciate not only the necessity to transition swiftly to living within planetary boundaries, but also the requirements of ethical living-that humans share health and well-being more equally with their own and all other species.Further, the book proposes that eco-socially responsible science and environmental education must be set within a transdisciplinary and integral framework, one in which curriculum and pedagogy are embedded in everyday practice. In this transition project from unsustainable inequities to eco-social justice, teachers and community leaders need to work with their students/citizens in envisioning preferable futures, and developing shared knowledge, values, dispositions, courage and capabilities to work towards such futures, and in genuine attempts at affecting them.
Oliver thought he was just an average fellow, living an ordinary life. In the twilight days of a dystopian society, Oliver is just trying to make it through the day before it all falls apart. But when he crosses the border of life and death, his simple life and that of every man, woman and child takes on a whole new perspective.Desperate and alone, all he wants is to find the gateway back to his world. But evil is everywhere, and has its own plans for Oliver. Deep within the city, an unknown force is amassing a great legion for a dark purpose. At some point, these two will meet and only one can enter the gateway.Oliver enlists the help of some odd travelling companions, including Alison, a woman who could be his sister, and the wild and enigmatic Towel, a small girl who is wise beyond her apparent years. Together they must embark upon an epic journey, one that will bring them face to face with what it means to be human.Souls of the living past are at war, causing the world to spiral towards an impending cataclysm that may bring life and death together for eternity. Will there be an end of graves for us all?