Care of Wooden Floors

A bold and brilliant debut from a darkly funny new voice.

Care of Wooden Floors

Author: Will Wiles

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780007424443

Page: 295

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A bold and brilliant debut from a darkly funny new voice. Oskar is a minimalist composer best known for his piece 'Variations on Tram Timetables'. He lives with his wife and two cats in an unnamed Eastern European city. But this book isn't really about Oskar. Oskar is in Los Angeles, having his marriage dismantled by lawyers. Meanwhile, he has entrusted an old friend to take care of his perfect, beautiful apartment. Despite Oskar leaving extensive notes on how to keep his flat in pristine condition, a tiny oversight initiates a chain of farcical, and even fatal, disasters. 'Care of Wooden Floors' is about loneliness, friendship and the quest for, and struggle against, perfection. And it is, a little, about how to take care of wooden floors.

Care of Wooden Floors

The beautiful wooden floor didn't have nails, it had a manicure. The only thing missing was a piano. Had I not already known that Oskar was a musician, ...

Care of Wooden Floors

Author: Will Wiles

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547953569

Page: 295

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Housesitting at the ultra-modern apartment of a composer friend in a glum Eastern European city, a British copywriter accidentally spills wine on the apartment's priceless wooden floor and endures a psychologically disastrous week of perfectionist repair and maintenance. A first novel. 20,000 first printing.

The Guide to Easy Wood Floor Care and Maintenance

How do I care for and clean my wood floor? Here is a complete owners manual for wood floors, old or new. Explains the different types of wood floors and finishes, and the critical difference this makes in how to care for them.

The Guide to Easy Wood Floor Care and Maintenance

Author: Grant Aslett

Publisher: Don Aslett's Cleaning

ISBN: 9781880759004

Page: 88

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How do I care for and clean my wood floor? Here is a complete owners manual for wood floors, old or new. Explains the different types of wood floors and finishes, and the critical difference this makes in how to care for them.

Plume

‘Wiles is basically Kafka, if Kafka had spent more time in British hotels and pubs’ David Baddiel Will Wiles both re-invents and murders the London novel, in a spectacular act of evil, surgical intensity’ Warren Ellis ‘It’s ...

Plume

Author: Will Wiles

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008194424

Page: 352

View: 388

‘Wiles is basically Kafka, if Kafka had spent more time in British hotels and pubs’ David Baddiel Will Wiles both re-invents and murders the London novel, in a spectacular act of evil, surgical intensity’ Warren Ellis ‘It’s outstanding’ Mail on Sunday, Event Magazine

Room by Room

Clean the floor and rinse the mop in the other bucket. ... Just a damp mop and a bit 125 FLOOR CARE Wood Floors Linoleum or Resilient Floors.

Room by Room

Author: Lillian Hayes Martin

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 140272893X

Page: 222

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Covering everything one needs to know to create the perfect kitchen, an illustrated manual provides helpful tips, advice, and instruction on how to select the right appliances, cabinets, flooring, plumbing, lighting fixtures, hardware, countertops, and layout, and includes recommendations from leading chefs on essential kitchen tools. Original.

The Goat Care Handbook 2d ed

Wood floors are useless. They hold dirt, moisture, disease and mildew and rot easily. Wooden floors must be treated and sealed seasonally, ...

The Goat Care Handbook  2d ed

Author: Mary Turner Stille

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786423153

Page: 252

View: 173

"This book covers the biology, origin and behavior of goats; their many uses; the breed characteristics and physical conformation; buying and transporting tips; housing; feed; estrus cycles and breeding; newborn care, udders and milk; horn removal, castration, hooves and foot care; diseases and health care; culling the herd; and registering, showing and selling goats"--Provided by publisher.

Feelings of Structure

... left by accumulated contacts comes from the novel Care of Wooden Floors. ... not to mention some blood, all over the fine French oak floors in his ...

Feelings of Structure

Author: Karen Engle

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773555722

Page: 222

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Sweatsuits and the apocalypse, the demands of a sofa, a life recalled through window frames, whale watching through cancer, the serendipity of geographical names ... in Feelings of Structure, these are just some of the spaces and places, memories, and experiences addressed by the authors in writings that are multilevel explorations of the tangled-up nature of feeling and structure. Inspired by Raymond Williams's classic essay "Structures of Feeling" and influenced by the current discussion of affect studies, this collection inverts Williams's influential concept to explore the ephemerality of feeling as working in concert with the grounding forces of materiality and history. Feelings of Structure is a collection of twelve original texts that explores the weight of diverse encounters with a variety of configurations, be they institutional, spatial, historical, or fantastical. Featuring writers from a range of disciplines, this book aims for textual evocation in subject matter and approach, with essays that encompass multiple methodologies, writing styles, and tones. Experimental in nature, Feelings of Structure balances the need for concrete and specific observation with the ephemerality of experience.

Restoring Hardwood Floors

... Care and Maintenance..............................................................28 Introduction For years, people took wooden floors for granted.

Restoring Hardwood Floors

Author: Mary Twitchell

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603426086

Page: 32

View: 172

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Old House Care and Repair

... 129 flooded cellars 122 heating systems 107 wooden floors 143 See also roofs and roof spaces vibration 42 Victorian buildings 181 colours 141 floor ...

Old House Care and Repair

Author: Janet Collings

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317704991

Page: 208

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Owners of old houses are often baffled by the confusing advice they receive from their builders, architects or surveyors who may be more familiar with repairing modern buildings than dealing with the issues associated with traditional houses. Old houses generally require a different approach, one, for instance, which takes account of their need to 'breathe'. Modern solutions do not always recognise that need. This book will help owners, builders and all construction professionals make the decisions that are right for old buildings. It illustrates the long term benefits of using more traditional solutions on older houses rather than modern materials like cement based mortars, sealants or impervious paints. It offers practical guidance on: How to get the right professional advice; Legal requirements for listed buildings; Problems with damp and rot; Use of lime mortars, plasters and renders; Why old buildings need to breathe; Planning applications; and, Trees, outbuildings and gardens.

Pet Care Givers and Families

Pet Owner: I found some white road salt stains on the wooden floor. I was really shocked. They come up easily enough, but I thought you folks were going to ...

Pet Care Givers and Families

Author: Robert Berkelhammer

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442248165

Page: 252

View: 865

Full of concrete, detailed examples of what pet owners can do to improve and empower their relationships with their pets, this book draws on the author’s experiences working as a pet care professional to provide advice about various services owners can access including dog playgroups, dog walkers, cat visitors, and pet sitters.

Miscellaneous Publication

Care . - Terrazzo floors should be washed with soap and water , or with a small amount ... Hardwood floors are attractive in appearance , somewhat elastic ...

Miscellaneous Publication

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The Way Inn

SHORTLISTED FOR THE ENCORE AWARD SHORTLISTED FOR THE KITSCHIES ‘The Way Inn’ takes the polished surfaces of modern life, the branded coffee and the free wifi, and twists them into a nightmare.

The Way Inn

Author: Will Wiles

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007545568

Page: 352

View: 678

SHORTLISTED FOR THE ENCORE AWARD SHORTLISTED FOR THE KITSCHIES ‘The Way Inn’ takes the polished surfaces of modern life, the branded coffee and the free wifi, and twists them into a nightmare.

Care That Works

It has a country kitchen , wooden floors , a parlor with cove ceilings , a bow window full of flowers , a garden , and a toolshed . It looks like a home .

Care That Works

Author: Jitka M. Zgola

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801860261

Page: 256

View: 591

In her widely acclaimed Doing Things, Jitka M. Zgola offered practical and much-needed advice for those caring for persons with Alzheimer disease. Now, in Care That Works, Zgola shows how caregivers can better meet the demanding challenges of their job by building and improving their personal relationships with those in their care. Instead of simply prescribing approaches, Care That Works gives caregivers the information with which they can develop their own approaches, evaluate their effectiveness, and continue to grow in skill and insight. Zgola explains that optimal dementia care involves three elements: a good relationship between the caregiver and the person who has dementia, a safe and nurturing environment, and meaningful activities. Evident throughout the book is Zgola's gift for compassionately portraying the difficulties faced by people with dementia and then suggesting ways to act in a manner that accords such people the respect and dignity they deserve. Topics that receive special attention include communicating with persons who have language deficits and coping with problem behaviors—two critical problems in dementia care.

The Living Church

... clean- wooden floors requires two or three days specific care of cathedral buildings , one ing the great bronze entrance doors ; and for a complete job ...

The Living Church

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