Under a Mackerel Sky

Shortlisted for the Specsavers National Book Awards 2013

Author: Rick Stein

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448147247

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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‘All men should strive to learn before they die what they are running from, and to, and why’ Rick Stein's childhood in 1950s rural Oxfordshire and North Cornwall was idyllic. His parents were charming and gregarious, their five children much-loved and given freedom typical of the time. As he grew older, the holidays were filled with loud and lively parties in his parents' Cornish barn. But ever-present was the unpredicatible mood of his bipolar father, with Rick frequently the focus of his anger and sadness. When Rick was 18 his father killed himself. Emotionally adrift, Rick left for Australia, carrying a suitcase stamped with his father's initials. Manual labour in the outback followed by adventures in America and Mexico toughened up the naive public schoolboy, but at heart he was still lost and unsure what to do with his life. Eventually, Cornwall called him home. From the entrepreneurial days of his mobile disco, the Purple Tiger, to his first, unlikely unlikely nightclub where much of the time was spent breaking up drink-fuelled fights, Rick charts his personal journey in a way that is both wry and perceptive; engaging and witty. Shortlisted for the Specsavers National Book Awards 2013

Under the Mackerel Sky

Author: Stephen Potts

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Category: Medicine

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Opera

On the beach the womenfolk skinned and cleaned the newly - arrived fish under
a mackerel sky . ... By establishing so firmly the texture of community - life , Nunn
unleashed more effectively the horror that lay beneath : when , for instance , the ...

Author: George Henry Hubert Lascelles Earl of Harewood

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Brewer s Dictionary of Phrase Fable

Author: Ebenezer Cobham Brewer

Publisher: Chambers

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1460

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Provides definitions of typical phrases and words and explains their historical origins.

Chronicles

... above Lake the creek torrented among leafless authorizing her to operate a
semi - trac - freezing and a cold wind blew from willows . I left the truck at the
water ' s tor - trailer rig — to take the truck back to the northwest under a mackerel
sky ...

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The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia The Century dictionary prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney rev enl under the superintendence of Benjamin E Smith

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Theatre Sound

... Music under Mackerel sky jy ! 3 388 Music builds 13:32 388 Announcer into
Victor Sylvester 16 399 MQ3 : Music under I've decided to lie ! 4....... 400 Music
builds □7 16:1 1 400 Music Ends - Radio Announcer 20 Distant traffic - 1947 21
404 ...

Author: John A. Leonard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136746498

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 208

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Theatre Sound includes a brief history of the use of sound in the theatre, discussions of musicals, sound effects, and the recording studio, and even an introduction to the physics and math of sound design. A bibliography and online reference section make this the new essential work for students of theatre and practicing sound designers.

Manual of Seamanship for the Officer of the Deck Ship Under Sail Alone

A mackerel sky moving fast ( from the westward ) , or long eathers of cirrus
radiating from the west , as is sometimes seen it sunset , are both signs of an
approaching westerly gale . " " After a considerable period of very low barometer
 ...

Author: P. W. Hourigan

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Category: Naval art and science

Page: 148

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The Illustrated London News

Continued . ) expansion of the air under the diminished pressure . That is why
clouds are ... A LAYER OF ALTO - CUMULUS , OR MACKEREL SKY , LYING
WELL ABOVE SOME ORDINARY CUMULUS BELOW IT . THESE MACKEREL
SKIES ...

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The Visual Encyclopedia of Nautical Terms Under Sail

Cirrus . Mackerel sky . Cirro - cumulus . Wane cloud . Cirro - stratus . Lamb ' s
wool sky . A collection of white orbicular masses of cloud . Probably strato -
cumulus or altocumulus . Stacken cloud . Cumulus . Rain cloud . Cumulonimbus .
Scud .

Author: Basil W. Bathe

Publisher: Crown Pub

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Category: Science

Page: 352

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Illustrates and defines terms relating to ship types and construction, sailing, sailors' customs, flags, calls and commands, navigation, weather, pilotage, tides and currents, fishing, and mooring

Chambers s information for the people ed by W and R Chambers

The reason of this is , that the earth cools Combinations of the above forms have
been dis - faster under a clear sky ... It is this which is known the temperature of
the surface cannot sink till the as a mackerel sky , and is attendant on dry and ...

Author: Chambers W. and R., ltd

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Report on the Scientific Results of the Voyage of H M S Challenger During the Years 1873 76 Under the Command of Captain George S Nares and the Late Captain Frank Tourle Thomson R N

... in the small screen provided by the Meteorological Department , which was
fastened to the after upright of the steering wheel , under the pilotage bridge . ...
The amount registered was in all cases estimated , 10 indicating a sky completely
overcast , and 0 a clear sky ; the description of cloud is that ... like a flock of sheep
lying down , or like the markings on a mackerel , whence the name Mackerel Sky
.

Author: Great Britain. Challenger Office

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The results of an expedition funded by the British Admiralty and the Royal Society, with the scientific objectives: "To investigate the physical conditions of the deep sea in the great ocean basins (as far as the neighborhood of the Great Southern Ice Barrier) in regard to depth, temperature, circulation, specific gravity and penetration of light; To determine the chemical composition of seawater at various depths from the surface to the bottom, the organic matter in solution and the particles in suspension; To ascertain the physical and chemical character of deep-sea deposits and the sources of these deposits; and To investigate the distribution of organic life at different depths and on the deep seafloor."

Under Sail a Boy s Voyage Around Cape Horn

To windward , above the line of bulwark , a ragged mackerel sky drove across the
cloud rack of scattered cirrus , touched with dull red from the high shafts of the
setting sun . The black backs of the shoreward rollers swept to leeward and
astern ...

Author: Felix Riesenberg

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The history of the year 1876 containing The Year book of facts and The Annual summary

Montmartre , has found that , from The Physical Explanation of the beginning of
May up to the the Mackerel Sky . ... With equal Sir Wm . Thomson , for that was a
times of drying , under the same subject in which he had himself circumstances ...

Author: James Mason

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Under the Pole Star

... not the Polar pack , but merely a thin belt drifting from the Barents Sea . The
floes were glistening in the sun with the brilliant contrast of blue streaks of water
between ; overhead the sun was beating down , with a mackerel sky pinktinged
by ...

Author: Alexander Richard Glen

Publisher: London : Methuen

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Category: Arctic regions

Page: 365

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Narrative of expedition to Nordaustlandet.

Under the English Crown

When I saw them , great lines of sunlight fell upon them , and only Craigeri - “ The
Snow - capped Peak ” - remained black against the mackerel sky . Veiled by
mists , it dominates both the landscape and the history of the country . Round its ...

Author: Firmin Roz

Publisher: London : Hodder and Stoughton

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Category: Ireland

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Report of the Meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science

The author suggests the theory that frasil ice ' is a true growth upon substances
beneath the surface of the water , due to ... Glasgow meeting of the Association in
1876 , Sir William Thomson read a short note on the formation of mackerel sky .

Author: British Association for the Advancement of Science. Meeting

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A Century Under Sail

PRECEDING PAGE : Black Dawn Dawn Under Mackerel Sky My father was often
up at dawn to photograph the rising sun over the Sound off City Island . He took
this photograph from the sunporch in front of our house . His example started me
 ...

Author: Morris Rosenfeld

Publisher: Addison Wesley Publishing Company

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Category: Photographers

Page: 251

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Aids to the Study and Forecast of Weather

An assemblage of these clouds is well known as the “ mackerel sky , " and often
resembles a flock of sheep lying down ... a lower level ; and these are
occasionally seen beneath , or partly combined with , the sheet of Cirrus , or Cirro
- stratus .

Author: William Clement Ley

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Category: Meteorology

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The Works of Fiona Macleod The dominion of dreams Under the dark star

But they could watch the mists on Ben Arthur and Ben Maiseach , and when a
flying drift of mackerel - sky spread upward from Ben Lomond , that was just a few
miles eastward as the crow flies , they could tell of the good weather that was
sure ...

Author: William Sharp

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