The chippy’s great! RIP Victoria Wood

The chippy’s great! And so were you, Victoria Wood (1953 – 2016).

A multi-talented woman: she could sing, dance, play and write music and created some of the funniest comic scenes and characters of British television from the 1980s onwards.

And here, in a more serious mood, is Victoria interviewed by fellow comedienne Dawn French:


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All is well

My father passed away recently. I was with him in his last days. I played this song over and over during those days. It gave me strength.

The words, or very similar ones, crop up in most parts of the world. The original may be from the Upanishads, I’m not sure.

If you know someone who might be comforted by this song, please go to www.johnadorney.com for a free download. It is also available on Youtube with subtitles in various languages.


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Video: The Great Unwind!


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日本語の中古本を売っています(3)

Updated May 2nd, 2016    2016年5月2日更新

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  1.   SOLD! Click here to visit this item’s Amazon Japan page   売りました!新品はこちらへどうぞー>
      「初めて学ぶビジネス英語」
  2. LvonMisesJ 「経済科学の根底」 を ¥1,300 で@amazonから出品しました。 日本より発送。丁寧に保管されたので、商品の劣化や変色、破れ、書き込み、剥がれなどがほとんどございません。使用感がない。 This is in near mint condition. No markings, tears, discoloration or fading. No torn, missing or dog-eared pages. Hardcover, 192 pages including index. Ships from Japan. Published in 2002.
  3.  SOLD! Click here to visit this item’s Amazon Japan page   売りました!新品はこちらへどうぞー> 
    「面白いほどよくわかるギリシャ哲学―ソクラテス、プラトン、アリストテレス…現代に生き続ける古典哲学入門 (学校で教えない教科書)」
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    「津波、噴火……日本列島 地震の2000年史」

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中学英語、英語文法等の中古品

Updated April 11th, 2016    2016年4月11日更新

  1. File 2016-03-01 23 00 42 「世界一わかりやすい中学英語の授業」 を ¥99 で@amazonから出品しました。 日本より発送。丁寧に保管されたので、商品の劣化や変色、破れ等がほとんどない。書き込み、剥がれなどがございません。使用感があり。カバージャケット無。
  2.   SOLD! Click here to visit this item’s Amazon Japan page   売りました!新品はこちらへどうぞー>
    「基礎からの新々総合英語 (チャート式・シリーズ)」
  3. newenglish 「最新英語情報辞典」 を ¥600 で@amazonから出品しました。 日本より発送。丁寧に保管されたけど、1990年出版ですので、商品の変色、折、破れ剥がれなどが少しあります。書込みや切り抜き等がございません。クリアー・カバー・ジャケットの背の下にシールの剥がし後がある。使用感があり。重さ約1kgを超えて2kg以内。料金は800円程度。

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日本語の中古本を売っています(2)

Updated April 20th, 2016    2016年4月20日更新

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  • 売っている日本語の本の全てはこちら> bit.ly/myjapanesebooksforsale
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  1. File 2016-02-29 19 53 52 「ハックルベリー・フィンは、いま―アメリカ文化の夢 (講談社学術文庫)」 を ¥1 で@amazonから出品しました。 日本より発送。商品の破れ剥がれなどが少しあります。所々折り目が付いています。書込みと切り抜きが無い。使用感があり。
  2. huckfinn 「ハックルベリイ・フィンの冒険 (新潮文庫)」 を ¥1 で@amazonから出品しました。 日本より発送。丁寧に保管されたのですが、商品の破れ剥がれなどが少しあります。ツカは少し汚れている。書込みが無し。使用感があり。
  3. tomsawyerj「トム・ソーヤーの冒険 (新潮文庫)」 を ¥1 で@amazonから出品しました。 日本より発送。商品の破れ剥がれなどがあります。ツカとカバーは少し汚れている。書込みが無し。所々折り目が付いています。使用感があり。

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日本語の中古本を売っています

Updated April 20th, 2016    2016年4月20日更新

  • I’m selling the following books on Amazon Japan.
  • All profits go to charity.
  • Click here to see all my book-sale posts, or copy and paste the following link into your browser: http://bit.ly/sheffners2ndhandbooks
  • Many thanks to those of you who purchased some of these books. And here are some more!
  • See all my Japanese books for sale here: http://bit.ly/myjapanesebooksforsale
  • 売っている日本語の本の全てはこちら> bit.ly/myjapanesebooksforsale
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  1. amerikajintonihonjin 「アメリカ人と日本人―教科書が語る「強い個人」と「やさしい一員」」 を ¥227 で@amazonから出品しました。 日本より発送。丁寧に保管されたのですが、商品の破れ剥がれなどが少しあります。所々折り目が付いています。書込みが無し。使用感があり。カバー・ジャケット無。
  2. nanbu
    「南部―もう一つのアメリカ (1978年) (Up選書〈184〉)」 を ¥1 で@amazonから出品しました。日本より発送。商品の破れ剥がれなどがあります。所々鉛筆の書込みが有り。背にシールの剥がしの跡が有る。カバーとツカは少し汚れている。使用感があり。

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歴史の中古本

Updated May 2nd, 2016    2016年5月2日更新

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  • 売っている日本語の本の全てはこちら> bit.ly/myjapanesebooksforsale
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  1.  File 2016-03-28 9 45 24 「詳説 世界史B 改訂版」 を ¥1 で@amazonから出品しました。 日本より発送。状態は「可」。中古品です。2012年出版。劣化や変色、破れ、剥がれなどがすこしあります。数ページに鉛筆や赤ペン等の書込みがある。切り抜き等がございません。使用感があり。 In acceptable condition. Published 2012. No torn or missing pages. Some dog-eared pages. Some fading, scuffing, discoloration of covers and textblock.  Pencil and red pen markings on a dozen pages or so. Ships from Japan. Paperback, 412 pages including index.
  2. murphyj「学校で教えない大恐慌・ニューディール」 を 1,499 で@amazonから出品しました 日本より発送。丁寧に保管されたので、商品の劣化や変色、破れ、書き込み、剥がれなどがほとんどございません。使用感がない。 This is in near mint condition. No markings, tears, discoloration or fading. No torn, missing or dog-eared pages. Paperback, 200 pages including index. Ships from Japan. Published in 2015. A Japanese translation of Dr. Robert Murphy’s “Politically Incorrect Guide to the Great Depression and the New Deal” (see here).
  3. fuzishig「子どもたちのフロンティア―独立建国期のアメリカ文化史 (MINERVA歴史叢書クロニカ)」 を ¥1999 で@amazonから出品しました 日本より発送。丁 寧に保管されたので、商品の劣化や変色、折り、破れ、書き込み、剥がれなどがございません。使用感がありません。帯なし。 This is in pristine condition. No markings, creases, dog-eared pages, tears, discoloring or fading. Ships from Japan. Hardback, 305 pages. Signed by the author.

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For sale – books in English about Japan

Updated April 3rd, 2016    2016年4月3日更新

  • I’m selling the following books on Amazon Japan.
  • All profits go to charity.
  • Click here to see all my book-sale posts, or copy and paste the following link into your browser: http://bit.ly/sheffners2ndhandbooks
  • Many thanks to those of you who purchased some of these books. And here are some more!
  • See all my Japanese books for sale here: http://bit.ly/myjapanesebooksforsale
  • 売っている日本語の本の全てはこちら> bit.ly/myjapanesebooksforsale
  • 売っている本(英語も日本語も)の全てはこちら> http://bit.ly/sheffners2ndhandbooks
  1. atomicinferno 「原爆地獄 The Atomic Bomb Inferno」 を ¥1,901 で@amazonから出品しました。 日本より発送。丁寧に保管されたので、商品の劣化や変色、破れ等がほとんどない。書き込み、剥がれなどがございません。使用感があり。This bilingual book in both English and Japanese brings together many works of art created by survivors of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. Each picture is accompanied by a short explanatory note. Heartrending. Not for the faint-hearted. This is in excellent condition. No markings, tears, discoloration or fading. No torn, missing or dog-eared pages. Paperback, 256 pages including index. Ships from Japan.
  2. mikerogers 「Schizophrenic in Japan: An American Ex-pat’s Guide to Japanese And American Society/poli..」 を 727 で@amazonから出品しました 日本より発送。丁寧に保管されたので、商品の劣化や変色、破れ、書き込み、剥がれなどがほとんどございません。使用感がない。 Hilarious. Mike is funny and knows how to write. This is in near mint condition. No markings, tears, discoloration or fading. No torn, missing or dog-eared pages.   Paperback, 288 pages including index. Ships from Japan. Published in 2005.
  3. SOLD! Click here to visit this item’s Amazon Japan page   売りました!新品はこちらへどうぞー>
    “Totto-Chan: The Little Girl at the Window”. One of Japan’s living national icons, Tetsuko Kuroyanagi, recounts her early school days at an unusual school. An irrepressible joy bubbles from every page. Dorothy Britton’s masterful translation never lets you feel you’re reading a translation, a rare accomplishment.
  4. SOLD! Click here to visit this item’s Amazon Japan page 売りました!新品はこちらへどうぞー>
    「REIMAGINING JAPAN: The Quest for a Future That Works」   Hardback, 452 pages. Published shortly after the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, this is a glossy collection of essays (most written before the earthquake) by a variety of Japan experts such as Ezra Vogel (“Japan as Number One“), Masayoshi Son (Softbank founder), Robert Whiting (“You Gotta Have Wa“, “Tokyo Underworld“), Ian Buruma, Stephen Covey, Pico Ayer, Alex Kerr (“Dogs and Demons“), and many others. Many Japanese writers are included, such as Natsumi Iwasaki, author of a hugely popular manga simply titled “What if a Female Manager of a High School Baseball Team Read Drucker’s ‘Management’?” The quality of the writing varies. Robert Whiting’s one is excellent, focusing on the baseball player Nomo. Others are boring.

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History books for sale

Updated May 2nd, 2016

  1. pig_capitalism 「The Politically Incorrect Guide to Capitalism (Politically Incorrect Guides)」 を ¥2,112 で@amazonから出品しました。 日本より発送。ほぼ新品。丁寧に保管されたから、きれいな状態です。書きこみ,切りぬきはありません。カバーの角が少し曲がっている。使用感があり。This is in good condition. No markings, creases, fading or tears. No torn or missing or dog-eared pages. Very slight scuffing of edges of covers. Slight discoloration on textblock. Paperback, 206 pages including index. Ships from Japan.
  2.  「Stolen Childhood: Slave Youth in Nineteenth-Century America (Blacks in the Diaspora)」 を ¥299 で@amazonから出品しました。 日本より発送。商品の破れ剥がれなどがあります。所々書込みが有り。使用感があり。カバー・ジャケット無。ハードカバー。In fair condition. No torn or missing pages. No fading. No dust-jacket. Some discoloration on edges of covers. Pen and pencil markings on several pages. Hardback. 253 pages including index. Ships from Japan.
  3. File 2016-03-02 19 16 13The Journal of American History March 1999 (Vol. 85 No. 4). A collection of essays on the topic of “Interpreting the Declaration of Independence Translation” including one on various Japanese translations of that document. In good condition. No markings, creases, fading or tears. No torn or missing pages.  A few slightly dog-eared pages. Very slight scuffing and curling of edges of covers. Slight soiling of textblock. Paperback, 509 pages including index. Ships from Japan. 日本より発送。丁寧に保管されたのですが、中古品ですので、ツ゚カは少し汚れている。使用感があり。書きこみ,切りぬきはありません。所々折り目が付いています。¥1,000 (shipping not included).
  4. File 2016-03-02 19 15 26The Journal of American History March 2000 (Vol. 86 No. 4). Includes 2 essays on the topic of Japanese-Americans in the U.S. during WWII.  In very good condition. No markings, creases, fading or tears. No torn, dog-eared or missing pages.  Very slight scuffing of edges of covers. Paperback, 441 pages including index. Ships from Japan. 日本より発送。丁寧に保管されたのですが、中古品ですので、使用感があり。書きこみ,切りぬきはありません。所々折り目が付いています。¥1,000 (shipping not included).

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