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  1. Pleasures of Leisure, The by Robert Dessaix

    'To play is to be master of your time': Robert Dessaix’s guide to work and play in the twenty-first century. In today’s crazily busy world the importance of making time for leisure is more vital than ever. Yet so many of us lack a talent for it. We are working longer hours, consuming more than ever before; technology erodes the work–life balance further; increasingly, people feel that only work gives existence meaning. In a world where time is money, what is the value of walking without purpose, socialising without networking, nesting when we could be on our laptops? Robert Dessaix shows, in this thoughtful and witty book, how taking leisure seriously gives us back our freedom – to enjoy life, to revel in it, in fact; to deepen our sense of who we are as human beings. He explains how we can reclaim our right to ‘rest well’, and to loaf, groom, nest and play, as he looks at leisure from many angles: reading, walking, travelling, learning languages, taking siestas and simply doing nothing. The result is a terrifically lively and engaging conversation that reminds us that at leisure we are at our most intensely and pleasurably human. Review by Ben Hunter Are you, like me, genuinely exhausted by life? Do the events we work towards - weekend escapes, family reunions, the away game on Saturday - leave you even more tired than when you left the office in the first place? We're desperate to fill our time with these activities, but seldom do we stop and ask what we gain, if anything, from them. The much celebrated cultural thinker and essayist, Robert Dessiax, has set his sights on the lost art of leisure; lost in plain sight though it may be. Taking a casual stroll from the Franklin to the Ganges, and across thousands of years of Western and Eastern thought, he teases apart leisurely pursuits in all their incarnations, and imbues this work with liberal helpings of his well-seasoned wit. The result is a particularly thoughtful book that is something of a holiday in its

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  2. The Brewmaster's Table : Discovering the Pleasures of Real Beer with Real Food by Garrett Oliver

    Traditional craft-brewed beer can transform a meal from everyday to extraordinary. It's an affordable, accessible luxury. Yet most people are only familiar with the mass-market variety. Have you tasted the real thing?

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    In today's crazily busy world the importance of making time for leisure is more vital than ever. Yet so many of us lack a talent for it. We are working longer hours, consuming more than ever before; technology erodes the work-life balance further; increasingly, people feel that only work gives existence meaning. In a world where time is money, what is the value of walking without purpose, socialising without networking, nesting when we could be on our laptops? Robert Dessaix shows, in this thoughtful and witty book, how taking leisure seriously gives us back our freedom - to enjoy life, to revel in it, in fact; to deepen our sense of who we are as human beings. He explains how we can reclaim our right to 'rest well', and to loaf, groom, nest and play, as he looks at leisure from many angles- reading, walking, travelling, learning languages, taking siestas and simply doing nothing. The result is a terrifically lively and engaging conversation that reminds us that at leisure we are at our most intensely and pleasurably human.

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  4. The Pleasures of Leisure

    In today’s crazily busy world the importance of making time for leisure is more vital than ever. Yet so many of us lack a talent for it. We are working longer hours, consuming more than ever before; technology erodes the work-life balance further; increasingly, people feel that only work gives existence meaning. In a world where time is money, what is the value of walking without purpose, socialising without networking, nesting when we could be on our laptops? Robert Dessaix shows, in this thoughtful and witty book, how taking leisure seriously gives us back our freedom – to enjoy life, to revel in it, in fact; to deepen our sense of who we are as human beings. He explains how we can reclaim our right to ‘rest well’, and to loaf, groom, nest and play, as he looks at leisure from many angles- reading, walking, travelling, learning languages, taking siestas and simply doing nothing. The result is a terrifically lively and engaging conversation that reminds us that at leisure we are at our most intensely and pleasurably human.

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    The Pleasures of Leisure

    In today’s crazily busy world the importance of making time for leisure is more vital than ever. Yet so many of us lack a talent for it. We are working longer hours, consuming more than ever before; technology erodes the work-life balance further; increasingly, people feel that only work gives existence meaning. In a world where time is money, what is the value of walking without purpose, socialising without networking, nesting when we could be on our laptops? Robert Dessaix shows, in this thoughtful and witty book, how taking leisure seriously gives us back our freedom – to enjoy life, to revel in it, in fact; to deepen our sense of who we are as human beings. He explains how we can reclaim our right to ‘rest well’, and to loaf, groom, nest and play, as he looks at leisure from many angles- reading, walking, travelling, learning languages, taking siestas and simply doing nothing. The result is a terrifically lively and engaging conversation that reminds us that at leisure we are at our most intensely and pleasurably human.

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    The New Politics of Leisure and Pleasure by Peter Bramham

    Free Delivery Worldwide : The New Politics of Leisure and Pleasure : Hardback : Palgrave MacMillan : 9780230216839 : 0230216838 : 15 Jan 2011 : This book is about the new politics of leisure and pleasure - the values, practices, struggles and contradictions that now characterize the social worlds of rambling, drinking, tourism, sex, watching TV, gambling, using the internet, reading, comedy, sport, popular music and censorship.

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    Disreputable Pleasures by Mike Huggins

    Free Delivery Worldwide : Disreputable Pleasures : Paperback : Taylor & Francis Ltd : 9780415345989 : 0415345987 : 01 Nov 2004 : Challenging the respectable image of Victorian society, this irreverent, revisionist collection explores the sinful side of middle-class Victorian leisure, highlighting the problematic relationship between public respectability and private pleasure.

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    Australian Leisure

    For first year students in tertiary leisure studies programs, both Leisure Studies and Social Science.Australian Leisure 4e provides an introduction to and analysis of a broadly defined concept of leisure. It integrates Australian and international knowledge so that the book is an Australian interpretation, based largely on local sources, but which engages with relevant international research and theory. This edition has been extensively reviewed and updated and includes new chapters on social networks, global cultures and events.Leisure is not just sport, or the arts, or outdoor recreation, it is all these things and more, including tourism, gambling, hobbies, television watching, entertainment, play and doing nothing in particular. The purpose of the text is to illuminate leisure and its place in past, present and future Australian society. The text is designed to lead students into the subject and provide pointers to more detailed study, through discussion questions and guides to further reading.

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    Coi Leisure Tent Pole Storage Bag

    Coi Leisure Tent Pole Storage Bag by companion brandsHow many times have you heard, “Dad, where are the rest of the poles there’s 3 missing…” just as the tent is being erected. We expect frequently. Another common call is, “Dad, the poles are rusted, the spikey bits are broken and I can’t adjust them…” It’s time to put an end to this and the solution is very easy and very affordable. The Coi Leisure Tent Pole Storage Bag allows you to store 10 poles, making your poles easy to store and transport and keeping them protected from the elements and mysterious disappearances.Available in two sizes to choose between when ordering being 1350mm and 1720mm, the bags are hard wearing, come with easy grip handles and a padded shoulder strap and durable zips. Carrying your tent poles to your camp site is easier than ever. Ensuring they never get lost is also a cakewalk. The Coi Leisure Tent Pole Storage Bag is brilliant kit. A simple idea that can save you a tremendous amount of inconvenience and reduces the time and effort involved in camp set up and bug out.Keeping your kit well protected and organised is money wise camping. Your tent poles will be less likely to rust in storage and you are far less likely to misplace them. Whether you have a huge tent and massive tarps or a small set up, the Coi Leisure Tent Pole Storage Bag should be added to your camping kit. The bags are very affordable so those with lots of poles to carry can buy a few bags without hurting the budget. Simple ideas are often the best. Give your poles a permanent home with the Coi Leisure Tent Pole Storage Bags.Features and SpecificationsWhen ordering choose between either 1350mm or 1720 mm Size. (Price varies depending on which model you choose and is for 1 bag only)Durable constructionStrong reliable zipsConvenient carry handle and padded shoulder strapBoth bag sizes can hold up to 10 polesBenefitsCarry and transport your poles easily and conveniently.Protects your poles from corrosion whilst stored.Your poles are always ready to go and always easy to locate.Keep all you poles in one place. Significantly reduces the chance to lose poles.A great solution to do away with the hassle of carrying lose poles.Sensible and convenient camping kit is good kit. The Coi Leisure Tent Pole Storage Bag Is a no brainer for the well organised camper. Keep your valuable kit stored for protection and well packaged for transport. For sale now and very cost effective.

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    Gonave PE Wicker Outdoor Modular Leisure Sofa - Ash

    njoy and be comfortable in the outdoors of your home with this versatile Gonave PE Wicker Outdoor Modular Leisure Sofa. It is made of durable and built for comfort with SGS approved half round PE wicker/ very suitable for outdoors. Not to mention/ it is made to withstand severe weather conditions all thanks to its UV and weather resistant PE wicker. This is an outdoor garden furniture setting/ which comes with 2 corner sofas (which you can combine them into a 2-seater sofa) and 1 square table. This modular leisure sofa is very flexible and can be easily moved around to suit any setting;it is suitable in areas like your patio/ deck or balcony. Imagine spending time and enjoying outdoors with your family or friends with Luxo Gonave. Features: Hand-woven PE wicker is UV and weather resistant/ perfect for outdoors Half round wicker making it more luxurious 10 cm extra thick cushions for comfort and support Ideal for your patio/ deck or balcony Set includes 2 corner sofas and 1 square table with glass on top SGS approved PE Wicker offers confidence to purchase 5mm thick glass table Light-weight aluminum frame structure yet sturdy and durable.

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    Speedo Men's Solid Leisure Short - Pink

    Speedo Men's Solid Leisure Short - Pink Only $14.99 from Catch

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    The Pleasures of Passion - Sinful Suitors 4

    The Pleasures of Passion is the fourth charming book in the Sinful Suitors series by New York Times bestselling author Sabrina Jeffries. Sabrina’s witty, sexy historicals will be loved by fans of Sarah MacLean, Eloisa James and Julia Quinn.When Niall Lindsey, the Earl of Margrave, was forced to flee after killing a man in a duel, he expected Brilliana Trevor to wait for him. Seven years later, Niall has returned, disillusioned and cynical – so being blackmailed by the government into helping his former love catch a counterfeiter connected to her father doesn’t improve his mood. The now widowed Brilliana wants nothing to do with the reckless rogue who she believes abandoned her to a dreary, loveless life, but she will do anything to save her father. Yet as their fake engagement brings long-buried feelings to the surface, can she let go of the old hurt and put her pride aside? And will the pleasures of their renewed passion enable them both to rediscover love?For more dazzlingly romantic and witty historical romance, don’t miss Sabrina’s other gorgeous series including, The Hellions of Halstead Hall, The School for Heiresses and The Royal Brotherhood.

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    Men's Leisure Elastic Waist Drawstring Sports Pants-Bottoms

    Description: Applicable Scenes: Sports Trends, Fitness Body, Fitness Equipment, Running Sports . Material: 100% Polyester Closure Type: Drawstring, Elastic Waist Thickness: Regular Fit Type: Regular Fit Waist Type: Mid Pants Style: Sport Pants Color: Black, Gray, Dark Gray Occasion: Casual, Sport, Fashion Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Summer Tag Size: M, L, XL, 2XL US Size: M, L, XL, 2XL Weight: 0.5KG Package includes: 1* Sport Pants More details: Disclaimer : About Size:Size may be 3cm/1.5 inch inaccuracy due to hand measure.These measurements are meant as a guide to help you select the correct size. Please take your own measurements and choose your size accordingly.we cannot accept responsibility for incorrect purchases. About Color:The precise color of the clothing items may vary depending on the specific monitor,the settings and the lighting conditions.The items colors depicted should only be used as an approximate guide

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    The Pleasures of the Damned - Selected Poems 1951-1993

    The Pleasures of the Damned is a selection of the best poetry from America’s most iconic and imitated poet, Charles Bukowski. Celebrating the full range of the poet’s extraordinary sensibility and his uncompromising linguistic brilliance, these poems cover a lifetime of experience, from his renegade early work to never-before-collected poems penned during the final days before his death.Selected by John Martin, Bukowski’s long-time editor and the publisher of the legendary Black Sparrow Press, this stands as what Martin calls ‘the best of the best of Bukowski’.The Pleasures of the Damned is an astonishing poetic treasure trove, essential reading for both long- time fans and those just discovering this unique and important American voice.

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    Luxo Lowell 3 Piece Wicker Outdoor Leisure Set - Brown

    Luxo Lowell 3 Piece Wicker Outdoor Leisure Set - Brown If you're looking to create cosy spot for intimate conversation or relax with a drink/ the Luxo Lowell 3 Piece Wicker Outdoor Leisure Set-Brown is just right for you. The sturdy construction begins with a powder coated steel frame wrapped in a beautiful mixed brown wicker. The table includes a clear tempered glass top and the chairs include removable seat and back cushion covers that are waterproof and machine washable. Features: Instantly creates a cosy spot for intimate conversation Table with 5mm clear tempered glass top for convenience Seat and back cushions with foam inserts included for added comfort Waterproof cushion covers are removable and machine washable Powder coated steel frame for durability Mixed brown PE wicker SGS tested for peace of mind

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    Women's ECCO Leisure Travel Sneaker Tie - Marine Full Grain Leather Sneakers

    Stay cool on warm days with the lightweight and breathable ECCO Leisure Travel Sneaker Tie. Featuring a removable, leather-covered insole with the ECCO Comfort Fiber System™, this lace-up sneaker ensures increased air circulation. Moreover, a direct-injected polyurethane outsole provides flexibility and comfort. Removable, leather-covered insole with ECCO Comfort Fiber System™ Includes leather travel bag Direct-injected polyurethane outsole.

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    PLEASURED BY THE SECRET MILLIONAIRE/NOT-SO-PERFECT PRINCESS/WEDDING AT PELICAN BEACH. ONE SUMMER AT THE BEACH

    Pleasured By The Secret Millionaire – Natalie AndersonGorgeous millionaire Rhys Maitland is tired of women throwing themselves at him just because his name denotes success. On meeting Sienna, Rhys hides the truth and insists they share one night only…But Sienna has her own secrets. Dressed to conceal her scars, she doesn’t know she’s been pleasured by a secret millionaire! But when one night isn’t enough, Rhys and Sienna will have to strip themselves bare – in every sense!Not-So-Perfect Princess – Melissa McCloneDutiful Princess Julianna has a secret – she’s actually happiest makeup free, sailing with the sea breeze in her hair. Her attraction to rebel prince Alejandro is instant – but her intended is his brother, the proper but dull Enrique!For the first time, Julianna’s irresistibly tempted. Before long, she’s spending her nights sailing with gorgeous Alejandro while the rest of the palace believes she’s sleeping. Soon she’ll have to choose – remain the perfect princess, or follow her heart and stop sleepwalking her way through life….Wedding At Pelican Beach – Emily ForbesEva has come to Pelican Beach for a month – but on meeting Dr Zac Carlisle, staying put suddenly seems very tempting. Will the community spirit be enough for Zac to stop listening to his head and follow his heart?

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    Kumboola Timber 4 Seater Outdoor Leisure Set

    umboola Timber 4 Seater Outdoor Leisure Set Impress your guests with this Kumboola Timber 4 Seater Outdoor Leisure Set. This entertainer comes with a coffee table/ 2 single chairs plus a loveseat with cushions. Kumboola seats offer a comfortable slanted seat back design for you and your guests out in your own private retreat. It is finished with natural yellow teak oil to enhance the beauty of this Kumboola set. It is resistant to wood destroying insects and molds. This furniture is undoubtedly environmentally friendly to lessen ecological issues. This Kumboola adds character to any kind of garden design/ whether classic or contemporary. If you intend to shop for one you’ll have for years/ you will probably want to buy this one! Features: Comes complete with a coffee table/ 2 chairs and a loveseat with seat cushions Made of environment friendly Acacia wood Fits both elegant and simple design of your garden Timeless yet versatile design to ensure you can enjoy it for years to come Finished with yellow teak oil to enhance the beauty of this furniture Weather and pest resistant which means long lasting use Easy to assemble Thick seat and back cushions with zipper for all day comfort Maximum user weight of 120 kg for one seater and 240 kg for two seater

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    The Pleasure Seekers

    It all started in August 1968 when Babo, with curly hair and jhill mill teeth, became the first member of the Patel family to leave Madras and fly on a plane all the way to London to further his education. His father should have known there would be trouble: on the morning of the departure he had his first and only dream, in which strange ghosts threw poison-tipped arrows and all his family was lost But off Babo went, and now here he is, in a flat off the Finchley Road, untraditionally making love to a cream-skinned girl from Wales, Sian Jones, who he fell head over heels for as soon as he saw the twirl of red ribbon in her hair. Ba-ba-boom, ba-ba-boom, ba-ba-boom-boom-boom. Theirs is a mixed-up love in a topsy-turvy world, and their two families will never be the same again. Meet the Patel-Joneses: Babo, Sian, Mayuri and Bean, in their little house with orange and black gates next-door to the Punjab Women’s Association.As the twentieth century creaks and croaks its way along – somewhere out there Jim Morrison commits suicide; Charles and Diana get hitched; Indira Gandhi is assassinated by her own bodyguards; cable TV arrives in India – these four navigate their way through the uncharted territory of a ‘hybrid’ family: the hustle and bustle of Babo’s relatives, the faraway phone-line crackle of Sian’s, the eternal wisdom and soft bosom of great-grandmother Ba, the perils of first love, lost innocence and old age, and the big question: what do you do with the space your loved ones leave behind? In this tender, lyrical and uplifting debut, Tishani Doshi, a prizewinning poet, effortlessly captures the quirks and calamities of one unusual clan in a story of identity, family, belonging and all-transcending love.

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    Gonave PE Wicker Outdoor Modular Leisure Sofa - Black

    onave PE Wicker Outdoor Modular Leisure Sofa - Black Enjoy and be comfortable in the outdoors of your home with this versatile Gonave PE Wicker Outdoor Modular Leisure Sofa. It is made of durable and built for comfort with SGS approved half round PE wicker/ very suitable for outdoors. Not to mention/ it is made to withstand severe weather conditions all thanks to its UV and weather resistant PE wicker. This is an outdoor garden furniture setting/ which comes with 2 corner sofas (which you can combine them into a 2-seater sofa) and 1 square table. This modular leisure sofa is very flexible and can be easily moved around to suit any setting;it is suitable in areas like your patio/ deck or balcony. Imagine spending time and enjoying outdoors with your family or friends with Luxo Gonave. Features: Hand-woven PE wicker is UV and weather resistant/ perfect for outdoors Half round wicker making it more luxurious 10 cm extra thick cushions for comfort and support Ideal for your patio/ deck or balcony Set includes 2 corner sofas and 1 square table with glass on top SGS approved PE Wicker offers confidence to purchase 5mm thick glass table Light-weight aluminum frame structure yet sturdy and durable.

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