Harriet's invited to accompany her aunts, Thessalonica and Japonica to America, who are on their way to see Aunt Formica. Aunt Formica is a cowgirl, and the reason for their visit is to help her catch some rustlers that have been stealing cattle from her ranch. This is the third story in the "Harriet Bean" mini-series.
The first in a brilliantly entertaining mini-series of books about Harriet and her very talented aunts, from the very talented author, Alexander McCall Smith.
Akimbo loves his life in Africa. He loves living in the great game reserve where his father is ranger. He is able to see all sorts of wonderful animals. But, he doesn't see many snakes, they usually slither away when he gets close. But, then his Uncle Peter asks if Akimbo would like to visit his snake park and Akimbo jumps at the chance!
A man whose livelihood is at stake is accompanied by two brave young friends on a dangerous adventure into the jungles of India. This story proves the old adage that 'a friend in need is a friend indeed'.
Not a story for the lily-livered, this humorous high-sea adventure, complete with pirate attacks, kiddie kidnaps and popcorn explosions, will excite and entertain seadogs and landlubbers alike.
When John and Nicky decide to use some birthday money to go out for lunch, they experience the delights of spaghetti and decide that they simply have to have more. A competition offers them just such an opportunity, not to mention something of an adventure, which results in their mealtimes changing for good.
Imagine having a never-ending supply of doughnuts. Sound too good to be true? It is for Jim, who bites off more than he can chew when he sends a chain letter asking people to send him doughnuts to sell for a good cause. A delightful story about a very determined boy.
Mullets, quiffs, bouffes and flicks are just some of the atrocities to have emerged from barbers' shops since the 1970s - indeed many barbers' shops still proudly display such images. This is a collection of the best and worst of such gems, culled from windows of hairdressers across the land.
In the beginning, there was the hair. And some of the hair was bad, but it was small. As men and women everywhere worked to improve and increase their lot, however, they stumbled onto some of humankind's most miraculous innovations: spray, gel, mousse, crimping irons, and of course, the perm. With these new tools, people everywhere suddenly found themselves able to coax their lank, lifeless tresses toward glorious new heights. The age of big hair had begun. Now, the greatest of these bouffants, afros, rakes, beehives, and Flock-of-Seagulls have been plucked from their spots in hairdressers' windows and given the respect they so clearly demand. Bigger and badder than you ever dreamed possible, Big Hair goes out to all those people of yesteryear who were unafraid to think BIG.
Akimbo loves his life in Africa. He loves living in the great game reserve where his father is ranger. He is able to see all sorts of wonderful animals. But he doesn't see many snakes - they usually slither away when he gets close. But then his Uncle Peter asks if Akimbo would like to visit his snake park and Akimbo jumps at the chance.