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



Category: Medicine

Page: 53

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Mackerel Sky

Mackerel Sky tells the tale of a teenager struggling to deal with the consequences of secrets being stripped bloody and raw, as well as an attraction that should have no place in his life after what he's been through.

Author: S. Jade Castleton


ISBN: 9780473440282

Category: Fiction

Page: 532

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Debut young adult gay fiction novel dealing with love, hope, redemption, fear, trust, anger, growth, truth, pain, and acceptance. Mackerel Sky tells the tale of a teenager struggling to deal with the consequences of secrets being stripped bloody and raw, as well as an attraction that should have no place in his life after what he's been through.

The Ideal City

One day in the hot sun, under a mackerel sky on a bench in a parking lot, waiting
for a busto Kingston Station, wielding fans, we found ourselves approached by
what? a lostlooking seagull— bowtieless, butincharcoal tails andlight gray vest, ...

Author: Robert Dickerson

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1483619311

Category: Poetry

Page: 116

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Robert Dickerson has crafted poetry for some forty years and by his own admission, is ‘not exactly a beginner.’ His pen has produced several volumes-worth of verse. He celebrates the ‘formal’ and cultivates the ‘science’ of poetry, though he believes the degree of spiritual refi nement in the voice distinguishes the poet. His poems revel in the concrete and he believes in the poem as object. He advocates a natural voice, the primacy of the idea and the translation of the ordinary. His ethic insists that, mathematics aside, all that passes for truth in human affairs is rooted in need and tribal belief. He welcomes the return to poetry of transparency and design and prefers a poetic of mood and word magic to a poetry of politics. In his view, a poem is a ‘joke’ whose punch-line yields enlightenment. He avoids the ‘confessional’ mode as being ‘too full of itself ’. To learn the craft of poetry he recommends practice and constant alertness to poetic possibility. He also recommends reading the greats.


A small crowd of mourners met the train under a mackerel sky at the Westport
station , where the flower - laden casket was loaded onto a wagon pulled by
Meadowmount ' s aging team of black horses . Then John drove Inez ' s body
home to ...

Author: Linda J. Lumsden

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253110961

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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Inez Milholland was the most glamorous suffragist of the 1910s and a fearless crusader for women's rights. Moving in radical circles, she agitated for social change in the prewar years, and she epitomized the independent New Woman of the time. Her death at age 30 while stumping for suffrage in California in 1916 made her the sole martyr of the American suffrage movement. Her death helped inspire two years of militant protests by the National Woman's Party, including the picketing of the White House, which led in 1920 to ratification of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote. Lumsden's study of this colorful and influential figure restores to history an important link between the homebound women of the 19th century and the iconoclastic feminists of the 1970s.

The Sisters Club Cloudy with a Chance of Boys

Megan McDonald. For Andrea Under the Mackerel Sky I used to think weather
was Dedication.

Author: Megan McDonald

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 0763654434

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

View: 593

The forecast calls for a first crush after Stevie makes a wish for something new and daring in this authentic, funny Sisters Club adventure. (Age 10 and up) As the middle sister in a family with three girls, Stevie Reel doesn’t know much about boys, and that’s always been just fine with her. But lately, things have been changing: kids at school are starting to pair up, and Owen, the new boy in her Earth Science class, seems to have his sights set on Stevie. The trouble is, Stevie doesn’t want a boyfriend- she’s not even sure she’s ready to have a boy friend. And her sisters, who know exactly where they stand on the issue of boys, are no help: drama queen Alex is busy trying to orchestrate a perfect, Romeo-and-Juliet-style first kiss from her heartthrob, Scott Towel (er, Howell), while Joey can’t understand why anyone would like a boy better than a frog anyway. If only figuring out boys were as easy as predicting the weather!

Red letter Days in Applethorpe

There ' s clouds now , " said Gusty , blinking up into the sky . “ A mackerel sky , -
that ' s nothing . " “ What ' s a mackerel sky ? ” queried Meg . “ A sky to catch
mackerel under , ” answered Nathan . “ A sky that looks like a mackerel ' s scales

Author: Gail Hamilton



Category: Brothers and sisters

Page: 141

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The Story of the Weather Simply Told for General Readers

This form of cloud is familiar to everyone under the term “ Mackerel Sky , " and
occurs frequently in summer as a concomitant of dry , summery weather ; but it is
not always to be regarded as indicative of a continuance of such weather . On the

Author: George Frederick Chambers



Category: Meteorology

Page: 232

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Weather Lore

( indicating The waved cirro stratus indicates heat and thunder . thunder ) ( Cirro
Small well - defined roundish masses increasing from Cumulus below . Howard .
definition ) Commonly called mackerel sky . ( Packet - boys ) These clouds are ...




Category: Meteorology

Page: 91

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Weather Lore

Small , well - defined , roundish masses increasing from below . ( CIRRO
HOWARD . CUMULOS . ) Definition . The average speed of cirro - cumulus
clouds is seventy - one miles an hour . - CLAYTON . Commonly called " mackerel
sky .

Author: Richard Inwards



Category: Social sciences

Page: 233

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When people began studying weather in a scientific manner in the 19th century, the sayings that had dominated weather prediction for centuries suddenly became amusing. Many collections, like this one, compiled the weather lore that once prevailed discussions of meteorology. While some proved to be true, others failed to stand up to scientific reasoning. This collection includes where the sayings originated.

Weather Wisdom a collection of proverbs sayings and rules concerning the weather Compiled and arranged by R I

... rain near at hand . Scotland . ( indicating The waved cirro stratus indicates heat
and thunder . thunder ) ( Cirro Small well - defined roundish masses increasing
from Cumulus below . Howard . definition ) Commonly called mackerel sky .

Author: Richard Inwards





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As in Ds

... between mesh parapets whose wire patterns watermark the sky as this car
moves forwards to pass under .... a puffed - up mackerel sky .. yellow - leafed
poplars in a left - lying hollow patch of mist in another hollow .... black smoke from
under ...

Author: Alison Smithson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783907078426

Category: Architecture

Page: 163

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"This is a diary of car-movement recording the evolving sensibility of a passenger in a car to the post-industrial landscape."--Page 1.

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

View: 505

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.

Dark Star

The subject was a long, empty beach near the Danish city of Aarhus on the coast
of Jutland; the time was late afternoon, beneath the mackerel sky of the
Scandinavian autumn, rows of white scud shifting slowly toward a pale wash

Author: Alan Furst

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780307483577

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 606

Paris, Moscow, Berlin, and Prague, 1937. In the back alleys of nighttime Europe, war is already under way. André Szara, survivor of the Polish pogroms and the Russian civil wars and a foreign correspondent for Pravda, is co-opted by the NKVD, the Soviet secret intelligence service, and becomes a full-time spymaster in Paris. As deputy director of a Paris network, Szara finds his own star rising when he recruits an agent in Berlin who can supply crucial information. Dark Star captures not only the intrigue and danger of clandestine life but the day-to-day reality of what Soviet operatives call special work. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Floating Gold

I am standing beneath a mackerel sky, holding a strange little object in my hand.
It's a pale green—gray color, like a barely steeped cup of green tea, and it looks
like a potato. I hold it up to the gray light and examine it more closely in the rain.

Author: Christopher Kemp

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226430367

Category: History

Page: 187

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Discusses what ambergris is and how the substance factors into the natural history of whales and squid, ocean ecology, and the history of the perfume industry.

Current Superstitions

Labrador . 1020. Mackerel sky Five miles high Lets the earth Go three days dry .
Miller's River , Mass . 1021. Mackerel sky , Rain by and by Massachusetts . 1022.
A mackerel sky is a sign of a storm . Prince Edward Island . 1023. Mackerel sky ...

Author: Fanny Dickerson Bergen



Category: Folklore

Page: 167

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Memoirs of the American Folk lore Society

Mackerel sky Five miles high Lets the earth Go three days dry . Miller ' s River ,
Mass . 1021 . Mackerel sky , Rain by and by . Massachusetts . 1022 . A mackerel
sky is a sign of a storm . Prince Edward Island . 1023 . Mackerel sky , Rain is ...




Category: Folklore

Page: 167

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The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia The Century dictionary prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney

the nervation . only the shell . mackerel 3562 macrandrous hand , some take the
name of the fish to be due chiefly on the upper Great Lakes , and owes its ...
furnished with two internal lus , of a silvery color , plumbeous below , with a
macle ( mak ' ? ) ... the family Tachinida , or giving called mackerel - back sky .
multiple , composed of many small achenia packed closely name to the family
Macquartiidæ .

Author: William Dwight Whitney



Category: Atlases


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IT WAS great to be back on the road. As I walked across the Bridgeport Bridge to
Ohio under a pink mackerel sky, my exhilaration kept growing. I loved the bite of
the cold, the steam of my breath, the rhythmic swing of my legs—loved being up,

Author: Keith Maillard

Publisher: Brindle and Glass

ISBN: 1897142749

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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John Dupre, a junior at West Virginia University, is an English major on the Dean's List dressed up as a Beatnik cowboy, the folk-singing resident outsider before nonconformity became a youth uniform. Morgantown is a masterful ensemble piece centering around John and peopled by his unforgettable friends in the out crowd: Bill Cohen, the sharpshooting, knife-throwing Zen Buddhist Harvard scholar; Marge Levine, the political radical with the Nefertiti eyes; and William Revington, the scion of old money who has the world on a platter and can't think of a single thing to do with it. And then theres his girl-friends and sexual obsessions: Carol Rabinowitz, the Wyatt scholar and Jewish American Princess; Natalie, the folk-singing boy-girl with the mind of a scientist; Cassandra Markapolous, whom John loves but is not allowed to be in love with. And, there's the Alice in the photograph, the boy dressed up as a girl dressed up as another girl, on and on endlessly reflecting: a hall of mirrors that threatens to draw John into its vortex.


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



Category: Opera


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