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The Weekend

The Weekend


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Description: A #1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER A book of the summer for The Times, Stylist, Vogue and Marie Claire ' The Weekend is so great I am struggling to find the words to do it justice... Wood is an agonisingly gifted writer: I am now going to read all her other books!' Marian Keyes' Radical... I really recommend it' Pandora Sykes and Dolly Alderton on The High Low podcast' Riveting' Elizabeth Day ' A perfect, funny, insightful, novel about women, friendship, and ageing. I loved it' Nina Stibbe ' What a terrific novel... Witty warm and wise' Simon Mayo' Charlotte Wood zooms in and makes these women increasingly sympathetic and individual in a way that really pulls on the heartstrings of the reader' Mariella Frostrup ' Authentic, funny, brutally well-observed... As with the novels of Elizabeth Strout or Anne Tyler, these are characters not written to please, but to feel true' The Sunday Times ' Glorious... Charlotte Wood joins the ranks of writers such as Nora Ephron, Penelope Lively and Elizabeth Strout' Guardian' The Weekend triumphantly brings to life the honest, inner lives of women' Independent' A lovely, lively, intelligent, funny book' Tessa Hadley ' One sharp, funny, heartbreaking and gorgeously-written package. I loved it' Paula Hawkins' One of those deceptively compact novels that continues to open doors in your mind long after the last page' Patrick Gale' I'm not looking forward to much this locked-down summer but The Weekend is definitely an exception. The premise sems the perfect vehicle for Wood's unsparing observation, great gift for storytelling and total lack of sentimentality' Eimear Mc Bride Sylvie, Jude, Wendy and Adele have a lifelong friendship of the best kind: loving, practical, frank and steadfast. But when Sylvie dies, the ground shifts dangerously for the remaining three. These women couldn't be more different: Jude, a once-famous restaurateur with a spotless life and a long-standing affair with a married man; Wendy, an acclaimed feminist intellectual; Adele, a former star of the stage, now practically homeless. Struggling to recall exactly why they've remained close all these years, the grieving women gather for one last weekend at Sylvie's old beach house. But fraying tempers, an elderly dog, unwelcome guests and too much wine collide in a storm that brings long-buried hurts to the surface - a storm that will either remind them of the bond they share, or sweep away their friendship for good. WINNER: LITERARY FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR, AUSTRALIAN BOOK INDUSTRY AWARD SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKSELLERS' CHOICE BOOK OF THE YEARSHORTLISTED FOR THE AUSTRALIAN LITERATURE SOCIETY GOLD MEDALSHORTLISTED FOR THE STELLA PRIZE LONGLISTED FOR THE MILES FRANKLIN PRIZE PRAISE FOR CHARLOTTE WOOD' An unforgettable reading experience' Liane Moriarty' An unflinching eye and audacious imagination' Guardian' Savage: think Atwood in the outback' Paula Hawkins
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To Tell You The Truth

To Tell You The Truth


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Description: ' Dark, tense and very clever' CLAIRE DOUGLAS' You're in for the twistiest of rides!' LESLEY KARA' Bold, suspenseful, and impossible to put down' SAMANTHA DOWNING' One of the most unsettling - and unforgettable - heroines I've ever met!' SHARI LAPENA*** THE AUTHOR OF RICHARD & JUDY BOOK CLUB BESTSELLER THE NANNY RETURNS WITH A TWISTY, UNPREDICTABLE THRILLER WITH AN UNFORGETTABLE HEROINE AT ITS HEART*** ___________________ Lucy Harper has a talent for invention... She was nine years old when her brother vanished in the woods near home. As the only witness, Lucy's story of that night became crucial to the police investigation. Thirty years on, her brother's whereabouts are still unknown. Now Lucy is a bestselling thriller writer. Her talent for invention has given her fame, fortune, and an army of adoring fans. But her husband, Dan, has started keeping secrets of his own, and a sudden change of scene forces Lucy to confront some dark, unwelcome memories. Then Dan goes missing and Lucy's past and present begin to collide. Did she kill her husband? Would she remember if she did? Finally, Lucy Harper is going to tell us the truth. Cross her heart. And hope to die. WHAT READERS ARE SAYING ABOUT TO TELL YOU THE TRUTH:' Reads like a dream. Or rather, a nightmare. An exceptionally disturbing thriller'' Kept me guessing until the end'' A brilliantly bruising daymare of a thriller... Captivating'' Taut, gripping, multi-layered and unbearably tense'' Will keep you reading through the night because trust me it's impossible to put down'' Full of twists and turns and nearly every character is a suspect'' A witty, layered novel... Highly recommended'' This is full of suspense and I raced through the pages'' I love an unreliable narrator and there were so many questionable characters in this one, it kept me guessing throughout'___________________ PRAISE FOR GILLY MACMILLAN:' White-knuckled suspense' TESS GERRITSEN' From the first page I wanted to know all the dark secrets this family were hiding. It's a seriously addictive read and I never knew who to trust' AMY LLOYD, author of THE INNOCENT WIFE and ONE MORE LIE' A brilliant blend of missing person drama with some seriously spooky Gothic overtones.' GLAMOUR MAGAZINE' Pulses with tension until its shocking conclusion' SHARI LAPENA' A surreal, multi-layered thriller... looks set to blow the crime fiction genre wide open' NORTHERN ECHO' Secrets, lies, jealousy and betrayal... Elegantly structured and infused with a creeping sense of dread' SARAH VAUGHAN' The plot sucked me in and the insidious build had me turning the pages rapidly' JANE SHEMILT' The Nanny will make you doubt everyone - including yourself. Some families are built on a bedrock of lies. This one is no exception. Clever and deliciously addictive' JANE CORRY' I was blown away by The Nanny. Original, twisty, unpredictable and taut with its buried secrets, the old creepy house and complex relationships. I never knew who to trust and the ending shocked me. This deserves to be huge!' CLAIRE DOUGLAS' A tense, assured and atmospheric thriller which will keep you guessing from page one right through to the shocking denouement. Brilliantly absorbing' MEL Mc GRATH
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Practical Field Ecology

Practical Field Ecology


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Description: Offers a comprehensive, accessible introduction to experimental design, field monitoring skills for plants and animals, data analysis, interpretation and reporting This user-friendly book presents field monitoring skills for both plants and animals, within the context of a research project. This text provides a single resource to take the reader all the way through from the planning stage, into the field, guiding through sampling, organism identification, computer-based data analysis and interpretation, and finally how to present the results to maximise the impact of the work. Logically structured throughout, and revised extensively in the second edition, the book concentrates on the techniques required to design a field-based ecological survey and shows how to execute an appropriate sampling regime. It evaluates appropriate sampling and analytical methods, identifying potential problems associated with various techniques and how to mitigate these. The second edition of this popular text has updated reference material and weblinks, increased the number of case studies by 50% to illustrate the use of specific techniques in the field, added over 20% more figures (including 8 colour plates), and made more extensive use of footnotes to provide extra details. Extensions to topics covered in the first edition include additional discussion of: ethical issues; statistical methods (sample size estimation, use of the statistical package R, mixed models); bioindicators, especially for freshwater pollution; seeds, fecundity and population dynamics including static and dynamic life tables; forestry techniques including tree coring and tree mortality calculations; the use of data repositories; writing for a journal and producing poster and oral presentations. In addition, the use of new and emerging technologies has been a particular focus, including mobile apps for environmental monitoring and identification; land cover and GIS; the use of drones including legal frameworks and codes of practice; molecular field techniques including DNA analysis in the field (including e DNA); photo-matching for identifying individuals; camera trapping; modern techniques for detecting and analysing bat echolocation calls; and data storage using the cloud. Divided into six distinct chapters, Practical Field Ecology, 2nd Edition begins at project inception with a chapter on planning--covering health and safety, along with guidance on how to ensure that the sampling and experimental design is suitable for subsequent statistical analysis. Following a chapter dealing with site characterisation and general aspects of species identification, subsequent chapters describe the techniques used to survey and census particular groups of organisms. The final chapters cover analysing, interpreting and presenting data, and writing up the research. Offers a readable and approachable integrated guide devoted to field-based research projects Takes students from the planning stage, into the field, and clearly guides them through organism identification in the laboratory and computer-based data analysis, interpretation and data presentation Includes a chapter on how to write project reports and present findings in a variety of formats to differing audiences Aimed at undergraduates taking courses in Ecology, Biology, Geography, and Environmental Science, Practical Field Ecology, 2nd Edition will also benefit postgraduates seeking to support their projects.
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Shooting Stars

Shooting Stars


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Description: Ten turning points in history, vividly sketched by the great Stefan Zweig Such dramatically concentrated, such fateful hours, in which a timeless decision hangs on a single date, a single hour, even just a single minute, rarely occur in everyday life, and only rarely in the course of history. One of the twentieth century's great humanists and a hugely popular fiction writer, Stefan Zweig's historical works bring the past to life in brilliant Technicolor. This collection contains ten typically breathless and erudite dramatizations of some of the most tense and important episodes in human history. From General Grouchy's failure to intervene at Waterloo, to the miraculous resurrection of George Frideric Handel, this, Stefan Zweig's selection of historical turning points, newly translated by Anthea Bell, is idiosyncratic, fascinating and as always hugely readable. The perfect stocking-filler for the Europhile in your life' Philosophy Football ' Shooting Stars forms part of an ambitious project by Pushkin Press to bring Zweig's work to the attention of the English-reading public, an enterprise that has been entirely successful. Zweigmania seems to break out with the publication of each book, with readers discovering his work by word-of-mouth and by accident.' Guardian ' Zweig's impassioned pursuit of personal freedom seems more relevant than ever' Newsweek About the Author Stefan Zweig (1881-1942) was born in Vienna, into a wealthy Austrian- Jewish family. He studied in Berlin and Vienna and was first known as a poet and translator, then as a biographer. Zweig travelled widely, living in Salzburg between the wars, and was an international bestseller with a string of hugely popular novellas including Letter from an Unknown Woman, Amok and Fear. In 1934, with the rise of Nazism, he moved to London, where he wrote his only novel Beware of Pity. He later moved on to Bath, taking British citizenship after the outbreak of the Second World War. With the fall of France in 1940 Zweig left Britain for New York, before settling in Brazil, where in 1942 he and his wife were found dead in an apparent double suicide. Much of his work is available from Pushkin Press. About the Author Stefan Zweig (1881-1942) was born in Vienna, into a wealthy Austrian- Jewish family. He studied in Berlin and Vienna and was first known as a poet and translator, then as a biographer. Zweig travelled widely, living in Salzburg between the wars, and was an international bestseller with a string of hugely popular novellas including Letter from an Unknown Woman, Amok and Fear. In 1934, with the rise of Nazism, he moved to London, where he wrote his only novel Beware of Pity. He later moved on to Bath, taking British citizenship after the outbreak of the Second World War. With the fall of France in 1940 Zweig left Britain for New York, before settling in Brazil, where in 1942 he and his wife were found dead in an apparent double suicide. Much of his work is available from Pushkin Press.
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The Bird Tribunal

The Bird Tribunal


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Description: When a disgraced TV presenter takes up the role of housekeeper on an isolated Norwegian fjord, she develops a chilling, obsessive relationship with her employer ... an award-winning, simply stunning debut psychological thriller from one of Norway's finest writers. *** As heard on BBC Books at Bedtime*** *** WINNER of the English PEN Translation Award*** *** Shortlisted for the Dublin Literary Award*** *** Shortlisted for the Petrona Award for Best Scandinavian Crime Novel of the Year*** ' An unrelenting atmosphere of doom fails to prepare readers for the surprising resolution' Publishers Weekly ' Unfolds in an austere style that perfectly captures the bleakly beautiful landscape of Norway's far north' Irish Times _________________ Two people in exile. Two secrets. As the past tightens its grip, there may be no escape... TV presenter Allis Hagtorn leaves her partner and her job to take voluntary exile in a remote house on an isolated fjord. But her new job as housekeeper and gardener is not all that it seems, and her silent, surly employer, 44-year-old Sigurd Bagge, is not the old man she expected. As they await the return of his wife from her travels, their silent, uneasy encounters develop into a chilling, obsessive relationship, and it becomes clear that atonement for past sins may not be enough... Haunting, consuming and powerful, The Bird Tribunal is a taut, exquisitely written psychological thriller that builds to a shocking, dramatic crescendo that will leave you breathless. _________________ ' Reminiscent of Patricia Highsmith - and I can't offer higher praise than that - Agnes Ravatn is an author to watch' Philip Ardagh ' A tense and riveting read' Financial Times ' Crackling, fraught and hugely compulsive slice of Nordic Noir ... tremendously impressive' Big Issue ' Beautifully done ... dark, psychologically tense and packed full of emotion both overt or deliberately disguised' Raven Crime Reads ' Ravatn creates a creeping sense of unease, elegantly bringing the peace and menace of the setting to vivid life. The isolated house on the fjord is a character-like shadow in this tale of obsessions. This is domestic suspense with a twist - creepy and wonderful' New Books Magazine ' The Bird Tribunal offers an incredible richness of themes ... The atonement for the past sins and the titular bird tribunal carry powerful messages, as well as questions of morality and humanity...' Crime Review ' The Bird Tribunal is suffused with dark imagery from the ancient Eddas, creating a foreboding atmosphere that gets under the skin and stays there. Like a lunar eclipse, each revelation is another form of darkness' Crime Fiction Lover ' Chilling, atmospheric and hauntingly beautiful ... I was transfixed' Amanda Jennings ' Intriguing ... enrapturing' Sarah Hilary ' A masterclass in suspense and delayed terror, reading it felt like I was driving at top speed towards a cliff edge - and not once did I want to take my foot off the pedal' Rod Reynolds ' A beautifully written story set in a captivating landscape ... it keeps you turning the pages' Sarah Ward
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City Of Lions

City Of Lions


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Description: The consciousness… the depredations of both the Nazi and Soviet era, is central to Philippe Sands’ moving account of his journeys to the newly Ukranian Lviv… he finds a city… stripped of its former variety and, seemingly, of its memory… His quest is to penetrate the dark absences and understand what was once within them. – Eva Hoffman Lviv, Lwow, Lvov, Lemberg. A city of lost names with a past all but gone. Known by a variety of names, the City of Lions is now in western Ukraine. Situated in different countries during its history, it is a city located along the fault-lines of Europe's history. In City of Lions Philippe Sands presents two extraordinary and illuminating essays, written more than half a century apart - but united by one city. The first is Jozef Wittlin's sensual and lyrical paean to his Lwow, written in exile, is a deep cry of love and pain for his city, most of whose familiar faces have fled or been killed. It is an account full of a nostalgia for a people and a time he will never see again and is account ‘brims with the sensuality of lush hills and the beauty of grand architecture; with nooks of intimacy and madeleines of local tastes’. The second is Sands own account is partly an attempt to follow in Wittlin’s footsteps, although all but the topography is vastly changed as well as a more personal journey to uncover the history of the genocide in which his own family was wiped out. To both of these account, Sands layers a lawyer’s eye for interconnecting strands and an ethical and moral overview grounded in the history of international law. Philippe Sands' finely honed exploration of what has been lost and what remains interweaves a lawyer's love of evidence with the emotional heft of a descendant of Lviv. With an illuminating preface by Eva Hoffman and stunning new photographs by Diana Matar which as Hoffman credits ‘reinforce the sense of pastness in the present… a compelling darkness’, City of Lions is a powerful and melancholy evocation of central Europe in the Twentieth Century, with a special resonance for today's troubled continent. A Professor of Law at University College London, Philippe Sands QC has written widely on the subject of international law as well as participating in major legal cases with global implications, including taking part in the 1992 Climate Change Convention and legal cases concerning the Belmarsh and Guantánamo detainees. Philippe Sands 2016 book  East West Street won the 2016 Baillie Gifford Prize for Non- Fiction an account of how an invitation to deliver a lecture in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv began a profound quest to unearth the origins of international law and fill the terrible gaps in his own family’s decimated history. ‘ I found myself caught between pillars of love and hate, walking a tightrope that connected extreme and apparently unshakeable sentiments. I could understand the human instincts that drove each son in his own direction, the love of the father, the cruelty of the facts… In these bloody places, submerged into the experiences of those whose lives had been destroyed… I was no longer able to resist the pull of becoming their representative.’ – Philippe Sands, FT
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Red Love

Red Love


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Description: A Sunday Telegraph, Irish Times and Glasgow Herald Book of the Year Tender, acute and utterly absorbing Anna Funder, author of Stasiland A wry and unheroic witness... an unofficial history of a country that no longer exists Julian Barnes Beautiful and supremely touching Keith Lowe, Sunday Telegraph Compelling ... [ Leo] is terrific at elucidating the slow, incremental steps by which people come to lie to themselves... Guile, guilt and disappointment drip from these pages and Red Love is all the more affecting for it New Statesman Growing up in East Berlin, Maxim Leo knew not to ask questions. All he knew was that his rebellious parents, Wolf and Anne, with their dyed hair, leather jackets and insistence he call them by their first names, were a bit embarrassing. That there were some places you couldn't play; certain things you didn't say. Now, married with two children and the Wall a distant memory, Maxim decides to find the answers to the questions he couldn't ask. Why did his parents, once passionately in love, grow apart? Why did his father become so angry, and his mother quit her career in journalism? And why did his grandfather Gerhard, the Socialist war hero, turn into a stranger? The story he unearths is, like his country's past, one of hopes, lies, cruelties, betrayals but also love. In Red Love he captures, with warmth and unflinching honesty, why so many dreamed the GDR would be a new world and why, in the end, it fell apart. Tender, acute and utterly absorbing. In fine portraits of his family members Leo takes us through three generations of his family, showing how they adopt, reject and survive the fierce, uplifting and ultimately catastrophic ideologies of 20th-century Europe. We are taken on an intimate journey from the exhilaration and extreme courage of the French Resistance to the uncomfortable moral accommodations of passive resistance in the GDR. He describes these 'ordinary lies' and contradictions, and the way human beings have to negotiate their way through them, with great clarity, humour and truthfulness, for which the jury of the European Book Prize is delighted to honour Red Love. His personal memoir serves as an unofficial history of a country that no longer exists... He is a wry and unheroic witness to the distorting impact - sometimes frightening, sometimes merely absurd - that ideology has upon the daily life of the individual: citizens only allowed to dance in couples, journalists unable to mention car tyres or washing machines for reasons of state. Julian Barnes, European Book Prize With wonderful insight Leo shows how the human need to believe and to belong to a cause greater than ourselves can inspire a person to acts of heroism, but can then ossify into loyalty to a cause that long ago betrayed its people. Anna Funder, author of Stasiland >> Leo uses the intimate scope of his family to explore the turbulent political history of East Germany from a perspective that has not been seen before. The result is an absorbing and personal account that gives outsiders an insight into life in the GDR Shortlist Affectionate, insightful... Red Love is a fascinating tale... beautifully written and translated Bookoxygen Maxim Leo was born in 1970 in East Berlin. He studied Political Science at the Free University in Berlin and at the Institut d' Etudes Politiques de Paris. Since 1997 he is Editor of the Berliner Zeitung. In 2002 he was nominated for the Egon- Erwin- Kisch Prize, and in the same year won the German- French Journalism Prize. He won the Theodor Wolff Prize in 2006. He lives in Berlin.
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Palm Beach Finland


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Description: *** Shortlisted for the Crime Fest Last Laugh Award*** *** Book of the Year in The Times*** Things don't go entirely to plan when undercover ace detective Jan Nyman is sent to the 'hottest beach in Finland' to investigate a suspicious death. Fargo meets Baywatch in a mesmerising, poignant dark-comedy thriller by the King of Helsinki Noir ' A roller-coaster read and extraordinarily poignant' Guardian ' Tuomainen is the funniest writer in Europe' Marcel Berlins, The Times ' Right up there with the best' TLS ------------------------------------ Sex, lies and ill-fitting swimwear ... Sun Protection Factor 100 Jan Nyman, the ace detective of the covert operations unit of the National Central Police, is sent to a sleepy seaside town to investigate a mysterious death. Nyman arrives in the town dominated by a bizarre holiday village - the 'hottest beach in Finland'. The suspect: Olivia Koski, who has only recently returned to her old hometown. The mission: find out what happened, by any means necessary. With a nod to Fargo, and dark noir, Palm Beach Finland is both a page-turning thriller and a black comedy about lust for money, fleeing dreams and people struggling at turning points in their lives - chasing their fantasies regardless of reason. ------------------------------------ ' Inspired meld of crime and dark comedy ... Colourful characters and awkward situations, as when Nyman becomes a person of interest to the locals, enhance the zany plot. Tim Dorsey fans will have fun' Publishers Weekly ' A sort of Fargo in Finland, if you can imagine such a thing' Crime Reads ' Finnish criminal chucklemeister Tuomainen is channelling Carl Hiaasen in this hilarious novel set in a bizarre Florida-style beach resort on Finland's chilly shore. There are comically inept dim-crims, inventive psychos, a hot babe and even a blow-up pink flamingo - which is a lot for ace detective Jan Nyman to deal with when he arrives, undercover, to investigate a mysterious death' Sunday Times ' Tuomainen's crime comedy is frequently compared to Fargo-era Coen Brothers, but Florida's Carl Hiaasen is likely a strong influence too ... A full-blooded, off-kilter caper-gone-wrong that also serves as an acerbic commentary on the crime genre' Irish Times ' A tightly paced Scandinavian thriller with a wicked sense of humour' Foreword Reviews ' Like Fargo before it, unfortunate events take place and people get in over their heads ... The off kilter, black comedy tone is perfect for such a far-fetched story, guaranteeing plenty of spontaneous bouts of laughter' Culture Fly ' You'll laugh, you'll cry with laughter, what is there not to like? Welcome to a classic new holiday resort!' Crime Time' A quirky, smirky, entertaining slice of fabulous ... A wonderful wave of dark humour rolls through this novel gathering raised eyebrows and snorts' Love Reading ' Antti Tuomainen always steps into the new with each novel and Palm Beach Finland, in this assured translation by David Hackston, takes a Finnish slice from the comic, crazy, greedy, crime world of the likes of Get Shorty or Fargo. Where will Tuomainen's imagination take us next? I don't know but before that - read this one. Absolutely recommended' Euro Crime ' Tuomainen is one of those authors whose books are an automatic must-read, so pick up or download a copy as soon as you can' Crime Fiction Lover
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Psychology For Nurses And The Caring Professions

Psychology For Nurses And The Caring Professions


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Description: This beautifully written book ... clearly explains the application of psychological concepts and theories to health and succinctly summarises key issues. Each chapter also provides a series of vignettes capturing the kind of real-life situations health and social care professionals will encounter in their own practice and a set of thought-provoking exercises ... These will be invaluable in developing critical thinking skills and growing the capacity to provide the kind of empathic care which is the heart of person-centred practice Dr Wendy Cousins, Course Director, University of Ulster School of Nursing, UKI have recommended earlier editions of this book and now am delighted to say that this latest edition is even better. The authors continue to clearly explain the relevance of psychological theories, models and approaches to nursing care but now, through the use of frequent reflective activities, vignettes and a 'psychosoap' family, students are also highly encouraged to identify how the theory will help them to become the high quality holistic practitioners they desire to be. Anthony Duffy, Nurse Tutor, College of Human and Health Sciences, Swansea University, UKThis new edition embraces innovation in student learning. The use of the 'psychosoap' provides a structure which is meaningful and insightful. The chapter exercises have 'realworld' application and can be used to understand your own and others motivations, beliefs and values. Unlike many psychology texts ... this book offers real 'food for thought' and provides the building blocks which link theory to practice. It will also be a valuable resource for those who like to 'dip in' to a book. Philip Larkin, Professor of Clinical Nursing ( Palliative Care), and Joint Chair, University College Dublin and Our Lady's Hospice & Care Services, Ireland This new edition continues to improve the reader's experience, providing comprehensive insight into the complex subject of psychology. It is user friendly, underpinned by research findings and will enable the reader to apply its concepts personally and professionally. It is a text which is well designed for student use and application and it has employed a number of innovative features ... An excellent resource, which I would highly recommend. Siobhan Mc Cullough, Lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Queen's University Belfast, UKThis bestselling book enables those working in health and social care to learn and apply sound psychological principles in the delivery of excellent, evidence-based, patient-centred care. The emphasis throughout is on the promotion and maintenance of personal well-being and quality of life -for care professionals and those they care for. The new edition features a more engaging and user-friendly format and has been comprehensively revised and updated to reflect the latest psychological knowledge. Psychological principles are also clearly set out and summarised in ways that are easy to read and understand. The fourth edition includes: A unique focus on transferable knowledge and skills applicable in a variety of situations Exercises integrated throughout the text to consolidate learning Examples presented in the form of 'psychosoap' characters drawn from the authors' experiences in research and practice An emphasis on positive psychology and promotion of resilience in the management of stress and negative emotions Reviews of recent advances in cognitive science and issues related to communication Psychology for Nurses and the Caring Professions is a succinct, readable and relevant introductory text ideal for students and practitioners in health or social care.
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Northern Lights

Northern Lights


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Description:   The first volume in Philip Pullman's incredible His Dark Materials trilogy, re-issued with a striking newly-designed cover by Chris Wormell to celebrate the publication of La Belle Sauvage, the first volume in The Book of Dust. Somewhere out there is the origin of all the Dust, all the death, the sin, the misery, the destructiveness of the world. Human beings can’t see anything without wanting to destroy it, Lyra.  That’s original sin. And I’m going to destroy it. Death is going to die. It begins with a girl and her daemon The girl is Lyra Belacqua, an orphan who lives in a place like, and yet unlike, Oxford in a parallel universe in which science, theology and magic are entwined. Yet for Lyra, her world is about climbing the rooftops of the Oxford colleges with her friend Roger, enthralling the neighbourhood children with her tales and keeping out of the way of the scholars of Jordan College. Then children start to go missing, snatched mysteriously by a group the children call ‘ The Gobblers’. When Roger is taken, Lyra founds herself bound up in a dangerous chase, a daring game of cat-and-mouse that sees her on the run from the highest authorities. It is a hunt that will take her far from Oxford, to high-society London and the home of the mysterious and beautiful Mrs Coulter and beyond, to the home of the witches and the kingdom of the ice bears where the aurora awaits. Here Lyra’s quest for answers becomes a mission to understand a mysterious phenomenon called Dust and there are secrets too, about her own family, about a prophecy, about betrayal and about the universe; secrets that come at a deadly cost. ‘ Without stories, we wouldn’t be human beings at all.’ - Philip Pullman ‘ As always, Pullman is a master at combining impeccable characterizations and seamless plotting, maintaining a crackling pace to create scene upon scene of almost unbearable tension. This glittering gem will leave readers of all ages eagerly awaiting the next instalment of Lyra’s adventures.’—  Publishers Weekly About  His Dark Materials: Published by Scholastic between 1995 and 2000, the His Dark Materials trilogy is widely regarded as a modern classic and is probably the series Waterstones’ booksellers most frequently cite as their favourite. Its heroine, Lyra Belacqua, frequently tops polls as an all-time favourite character, appearing in the Top 10 Favourite Heroes on World Book Day 2016.  The New Statesman wrote of the trilogy: “ Once in a lifetime a children’s author emerges who is so extraordinary that the imagination of generations is altered… The most ambitious work since The Lord of the Rings, [ His Dark Materials] is as intellectually thrilling as it is magnificently written.” Individually, the three books of His Dark Materials –  Northern Lights,  The Subtle Knife and  The Amber Spyglass – have won several literary prizes, counting amongst them the Carnegie Medal (1996) and Carnegie of Carnegies (2007) and the Costa Award (2001). The books have been adapted for stage and screen countless times, including Nicholas Wright’s acclaimed 2004 stage adaptation of His Dark Materials, directed by Nicholas Hytner at the National Theatre. His Dark Materials will appear once again in a BBC One adaptation in 2018, adapted by Jack Thorne and produced by Bad Wolf and New Line Cinema. The BBC called the upcoming adaptation “a drama event for young and old - a real family treat that shows [the BBC’s] commitment to original and ambitious storytelling.”
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The Making Of A Leader

The Making Of A Leader


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Description: From polar explorers and politicians to CEOs and sports coaches, we are fascinated with the makeup of leaders. How do they thrive under pressure and inspire others to do the same? How do they establish a culture of long-term success? Performance psychologist Tom Young has worked closely with teams and individuals at the highest level of professional sport. He has seen how leaders in these high-pressure environments communicate, how they maintain focus and respond to challenges. In The Making of a Leader, Young shares the practical principles of sustained elite performance and shows how any individual can add value to their own business or organisation by applying these insights. You will learn how to develop a leadership philosophy that is true to your values, effectively manage and get results from individuals and teams, establish a high-performance culture and bring value to your organisation - in short, the ingredients that make a leader. These lessons are based on interviews with:- Stuart Lancaster, current Leinster coach and former Head Coach of the England national RFU team- Ashley Giles, ECB Director of Cricket during England's 2019 World Cup win- Gary Kirsten, record-breaking former international batsman and World Cup-winning coach of the Indian national team- Dan Quinn, Head Coach of Atlanta Falcons and a Super Bowl winner with Seattle Seahawks- Roberto Martinez, FA Cup-winner and Belgian national team manager - Sean Dyche, Burnley FC manager- Michael Maguire, Head Coach of the New Zealand national rugby league team The Making of a Leader is a unique, inspiring guide to leadership that can inspire positive results in any context, based on interviews and experiences from the cutting edge of elite sport.---' Offers fascinating insight into man management and the attributes needed to be an effective leader, which is incredibly useful and relevant to me ahead of captaining the 2020 European Ryder Cup team' - Padraig Harrington, three-time Major champion and captain of the 2020 European Ryder Cup team' Although elite athletes understand the keys to excellence, you rarely have the chance to get inside their heads. You're in luck: Tom Young has solved that problem. As a performance psychologist, he's worked closely with some of the world's best in both individual and team sports. In this fascinating book, he shares his rich experiences and his keen insights on the science - and the practice - of achieving and sustaining success' - Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Originals and Give and Take, and host of the chart-topping TED podcast Work Life' I am always looking to learn from other sports and this book gives a unique insight into what it takes to navigate the challenges of high performance' - Tommy Fleetwood, professional golfer' This book shows that in the world of professional sport these proven and renowned leaders all have their own rules of strategy, which have brought continued success and recognition' - Alastair Campbell, bestselling author, strategist, broadcaster and lifelong fan of Burnley FC' Full of important lessons that you learn as a leader in sport that are as applicable to business environments as they are to elite sports' - Sir Bill Beaumont, chairman of World Rugby and former England and British & Irish Lions captain' The Making of a Leader provides a unique insight into the inner workings of established leaders' minds. Well worth a read to gain useful leadership intel' - Rebecca Symes, sports psychologist, The FA and England Lionesses' If you want to be a leader or become a better leader, man or woman, in sport or any other sector, this book is for you' - Professor Andy Hargreaves, Professor Emeritus, Boston College and author of Uplifting Leadership
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Magnify Streetwise London Map - Laminated City Center Street Map Of London  England
Streetwise London Map - Laminated City Center Street Map Of London  England

Streetwise London Map - Laminated City Center Street Map Of London England


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Description: REVISED NOV 2017 Streetwise London Map is a laminated city center map of London, England. The accordion-fold pocket size travel map includes a London Underground map with tube lines & stations. Cover includes: Main London City Map 1:20,000 London Underground Map - London Tube Map Dimensions: 4 x 8.5 folded, 8.5 x unfolded London is one of the most popular, populated and accessible cites on earth. People love London. And why not? Londoners are charming and helpful, and their city operates on such a high dosage of civility that it could be considered an art form. London is an urban oasis where you can search out cutting edge design, cuisine, fashion, chic neighborhoods, or traditional culture. When visiting London, be prepared to walk. Whether its basic window shopping, advanced people watching, or the rewarding task of locating restaurants and museums, London is urban roaming at its best. Days can be spent just visiting London's neighborhoods, each with its own character, atmosphere and unique offerings. The STREETWISE( R) Map of London UK will enable you to go anywhere in central London. The detailed and indexed depiction of streets, tube stations, sites and hotels will enable you to spend more time making new urban discoveries than less time complaining about disorientation. Say you choose Mayfair, for its refined and cultured demeanor. Take an afternoon stroll wandering through Berkeley Square, Grovesnor Square and Green Park then finish with an espresso at Rochaux's cafe. You'll briefly feel exclusive. Wander the back alleys in Soho and you will never know what or who you'll run across. The very trendy Covent Garden is dense with human interaction packed into a small area. Walk up to Bloomsbury with its literary heritage to be amazed by the vast holdings within the British Museum. The original city of London is the square mile of the city center, now the financial center as well. Immerse yourself in history and architecture with its many fantastic buildings beginning with St Paul's Cathedral on the western edge and ending at the Tower of London to the eastside. Hike over the Thames on the Tower Bridge to see the Design Museum and the HMS Belfast. You are now on the South Bank dominated by Waterloo Station and its surrounding shopping and dining area. The London Eye will provide an interesting overhead perspective of greater London. Come back to earth and walk the Thames along Queen's walk pedestrian path and you'll be rewarded upon finding Gabriel's Wharf, the Tate Modern, the famous wobbly Millennium Bridge and Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. Walk South through Hyde Park and you encounter Knightsbridge. It is one of London's most fashionable neighborhoods, the home of Harrod's (the Vatican of department stores) and Beauchamp Place, one of London's most fashionable shopping streets. If shopping is not on the agenda, there are museums like the Victoria & Albert, the Science Museum, and the Natural History Museum. South of Knightsbridge is Belgravia. This area has long been the aristocratic section of London, rivaling Mayfair in grandeur and tranquility. Our London street map is fully indexed with streets, concert halls, hotels, museums and galleries, parks, points of interest, shopping areas and transportation terminals. A separate inset map of the London Underground, the Tube, is also included to facilitate your travel around the city. Our pocket size map of London is laminated for durability and accordion folding for effortless use. To enhance your visit to London, pick up a Michelin Green Guide London which details star-rated sites and attractions to allow you to prioritize your trip based on time and interest. In addition, for a selection of the best restaurants and hotels, try the MICHELIN Guide London.
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Call Me Star Girl

Call Me Star Girl


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Description: A taut, emotive, devastating dark and all-consuming psychological thriller, reminiscent of Play Misty for Me ... from the critically acclaimed author of Maria in the Moon and The Lion Tamer Who Lost... WINNER of Best magazine's BIG Book of the Year 2019 LONGLISTED for Guardian's NOT THE BOOKER PRIZE ' A complex and layered tale that charmed me as a much as it traumatised me. An atmospheric, haunting and beautifully written page turner!' C L Taylor ' Noirish psychological thriller with fascinating, disturbing characters. Compelling, twisty, and seriously addictive. EXCELLENT' Will Dean ' As twisty and deadly as barbed wire, this book will leave you breathless' Erin Kelly Stirring up secrets can be deadly ... especially if they're yours... Pregnant Victoria Valbon was brutally murdered in an alley three weeks ago - and her killer hasn't been caught. Tonight is Stella Mc Keever's final radio show. The theme is secrets. You tell her yours, and she'll share some of hers. Stella might tell you about Tom, a boyfriend who likes to play games, about the mother who abandoned her, now back after fourteen years. She might tell you about the perfume bottle with the star-shaped stopper, or about her father ... What Stella really wants to know is more about the mysterious man calling the station ... who says he knows who killed Victoria, and has proof. Tonight is the night for secrets, and Stella wants to know everything... With echoes of the Play Misty for Me, Call Me Star Girl is a taut, emotive and all-consuming psychological thriller that plays on our deepest fears, providing a stark reminder that stirring up dark secrets from the past can be deadly... ' It's a slow burn at first until it twists and turns at a head-staggering rate to a devastating climax. Original, moody and totally gripping' Claire Allan ' Louise Beech blasts into the world of thriller writing with this moody and tense tale. With secrets, lies and plenty of twisty turns, it's story is dark and it's setting eerie and evocative. Definitely one where you might look over your shoulder more than once while reading!' Fionnuala Kearney ' An original story and beautifully written, so atmospheric ... Dark, mesmerising and utterly devastating' SJI Holliday ' Beech has used her unique flair and constructed a crime fiction story that will have you frantically turning the pages until you get to the end' Michael Wood ' It's EXTRAORDINARY - tense, twisted and utterly compelling, written with such raw beauty and unflinching honesty' Miranda Dickinson ' A thriller with heart, passion and twists that will surprise even the most astute readers' John Marrs ' With Call Me Star Girl, Louise proves that she can blow us all away with her writing powers - in whatever genre she chooses' Jack Jordan ' A Smart, complex and beautifully written psychological thriller, with a raw intensity at it's heart. Twisty, addictive and completely compelling, this powerful story will keep you hooked and leave you haunted' Best Magazine ' Call Me Star Girl is a unique psychological thriller which is packed with tension and suspense ... A Dark and atmospheric read which sends shivers down your spine' Margaret Madden, Irish Independent ' Part psychological thriller, part literary noir and part tragic family drama, its multiple strands slowly merge to reveal a captivating truth' Heat Magazine ' MUST READ' Daily Express ' An elegant and powerful writer who uses language in all its unique glory ... Beech's novels will stand out in any crowd' Crime Squad ' Psychologically unsettling and with a sting in the tail, it's another cracker published by Orenda Books' Russel Mc Lean
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The Romanovs

The Romanovs


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Description: Waterstones  Non- Fiction Book of the Month  for  February (2017) The Romanovs inhabit a world of family rivalry, imperial ambition, lurid glamour, sexual excess and depraved sadism; this is a world where obscure strangers suddenly claim to be dead monarchs reborn, brides are poisoned, fathers torture their sons to death, sons kill fathers, wives murder husbands, a holy man, poisoned and shot, arises, apparently, from the dead, barbers and peasants ascend to supremacy, giants and freaks are collected, dwarfs are tossed, beheaded heads kissed, tongues torn out, flesh knouted off bodies, rectums impaled, children slaughtered; here are fashion-mad nymphomaniacal empresses, lesbian ménages à trois, and an emperor who wrote the most erotic correspondence ever written by a head of state.  The Romanovs were the most successful dynasty of modern times, ruling a sixth of the world's surface. How did one family turn a war-ruined principality into the world's greatest empire? And how did they lose it all? This is the intimate story of twenty tsars and tsarinas, some touched by genius, some by madness, but all inspired by holy autocracy and imperial ambition. Montefiore's gripping chronicle reveals their secret world of unlimited power and ruthless empire-building, overshadowed by palace conspiracy, family rivalries, sexual decadence and wild extravagance, and peopled by a cast of adventurers, courtesans, revolutionaries and poets, from Ivan the Terrible to Tolstoy, from Queen Victoria to Lenin. To rule Russia was both imperial-sacred mission and poisoned chalice: six tsars were murdered and all the Romanovs lived under constant threat to their lives. Peter the Great tortured his own son to death while making Russia an empire, and dominated his court with a dining club notable for compulsory drunkenness, naked dwarfs and fancy dress. Catherine the Great overthrew her own husband – who was murdered soon afterwards – loved her young male favourites, conquered Ukraine and fascinated Europe. Paul was strangled by courtiers backed by his own son, Alexander I, who faced Napoleon's invasion and the burning of Moscow, then went on to take Paris. Alexander II liberated the serfs, survived five assassination attempts, and wrote perhaps the most explicit love letters ever written by a ruler. The Romanovs climaxes with a fresh, unforgettable portrayal of Nicholas and Alexandra, the rise and murder of Rasputin, war and revolution – and the harrowing massacre of the entire family. Written with dazzling literary flair, drawing on new archival research, The Romanovs is at once an enthralling story of triumph and tragedy, love and death, a universal study of power, and an essential portrait of the empire that still defines Russia today. From warring dynasties to royal rabbits, Simon Sebag Montefiore has many strings to his literary bow. A historian, journalist, presenter, biographer and novelist he is best known for his contributions to history including Catherine the Great and Potemkin and Jerusalem: the Biography as well as two biographies of Stalin: Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar and Young Stalin (which won the Costa Biography Award). He is also the author of the acclaimed novels Sashenka and One Night in Winter and The Royal Rabbits of London in collaboration with his wife, the author Santa Montefiore.
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An Adventure In Statistics

An Adventure In Statistics


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Description: Shortlisted for the British Psychological Society Book Award 2017 Shortlisted for the British Book Design and Production Awards 2016 Shortlisted for the Association of Learned & Professional Society Publishers Award for Innovation in Publishing 2016 An Adventure in Statistics: The Reality Enigma by best-selling author and award-winning teacher Andy Field offers a better way to learn statistics. It combines rock-solid statistics coverage with compelling visual story-telling to address the conceptual difficulties that students learning statistics for the first time often encounter in introductory courses - guiding students away from rote memorization and toward critical thinking and problem solving. Field masterfully weaves in a unique, action-packed story starring Zach, a character who thinks like a student, processing information, and the challenges of understanding it, in the same way a statistics novice would. Illustrated with stunning graphic novel-style art and featuring Socratic dialogue, the story captivates readers as it introduces them to concepts, eliminating potential statistics anxiety. The book assumes no previous statistics knowledge nor does it require the use of data analysis software. It covers the material you would expect for an introductory level statistics course that Field's other books ( Discovering Statistics Using IBM SPSS Statistics and Discovering Statistics Using R) only touch on, but with a contemporary twist, laying down strong foundations for understanding classical and Bayesian approaches to data analysis. In doing so, it provides an unrivalled launch pad to further study, research, and inquisitiveness about the real world, equipping students with the skills to succeed in their chosen degree and which they can go on to apply in the workplace. The Story and Main Characters The Reality Revolution In the City of Elpis, in the year 2100, there has been a reality revolution. Prior to the revolution, Elpis citizens were unable to see their flaws and limitations, believing themselves talented and special. This led to a self-absorbed society in which hard work and the collective good were undervalued and eroded. To combat this, Professor Milton Grey invented the reality prism, a hat that allowed its wearers to see themselves as they really were - flaws and all. Faced with the truth, Elpis citizens revolted and destroyed and banned all reality prisms. The Mysterious Disappearance Zach and Alice are born soon after all the prisms have been destroyed. Zach, a musician who doesn't understand science, and Alice, a geneticist who is also a whiz at statistics, are in love. One night, after making a world-changing discovery, Alice suddenly disappears, leaving behind a song playing on a loop and a file with her research on it. Statistics to the Rescue! Sensing that she might be in danger, Zach follows the clues to find her, as he realizes that the key to discovering why Alice has vanished is in her research. Alas! He must learn statistics and apply what he learns in order to overcome a number of deadly challenges and find the love of his life. As Zach and his pocket watch, The Head, embark on their quest to find Alice, they meet Professor Milton Grey and Celia, battle zombies, cross a probability bridge, and encounter Jig: Saw, a mysterious corporation that might have something to do with Alice's disappearance... Author News Eight years ago I had the idea to write a fictional story through which the student learns statistics via a shared adventure with the main character... Read the complete article from Andy Field on writing his new book Times Higher Education article: Andy Field takes statistics adventure to a new level Stay Connected Connect with us on Facebook and share your experiences with Andy's texts, check out news, access free stuff, see photos, watch videos, learn about competitions, and much more. Video Links Go behind the scenes and learn more about the man behind the book: Watch Andy talk about why he created a statistics book using the framework of a novel and illustrations by one of the illustrators for the show, Doctor Who. See more videos on Andy's You Tube channel
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The Bone Code

The Bone Code


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Description: NUMBER ONE NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author KATHY REICHS returns with her next edge-of-your seat thriller featuring forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan. A storm has hit South Carolina, dredging up crimes of the past. En route to Isle of Palms, a barrier island off the South Carolina coast, forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan receives a call from the Charleston coroner. During the storm, a medical waste container has washed up on the beach. Inside are two decomposed bodies wrapped in plastic sheeting and bound with electrical wire. Chillingly, Tempe recognizes many details as identical to those of an unsolved case she handled in Quebec fifteen earlier. With a growing sense of foreboding, she flies to Montreal to gather evidence and convince her boss Pierre La Manch to reopen the cold case. She also seeks the advice-and comfort-of her longtime beau Andrew Ryan. Meanwhile, a storm of a different type gathers force in South Carolina. The citizens of Charleston are struck by capnocytophaga, a bacterium that, at its worst, can eat human flesh. Thousands panic and test themselves for a rare genetic mutation that may have rendered them vulnerable. Shockingly, Tempe eventually deduces not only that the victims in both grisly murder cases are related, but that the murders and the disease outbreak also have a common cause . . . PRAISE FOR KATHY REICHS ' A Conspiracy of Bones shows off Kathy Reichs' dazzling new level of plotting mastery. A thrilling read from one of my favorite writers' KARIN SLAUGHTER, #1 internationally bestselling author of The Last Widow and The Good Daughter ' One of the absolute best thrillers of the year! Both Temperance Brennan and Kathy Reichs are at the top of their games in this brilliant rollercoaster of a tale. I can't recall when this many twists have been so masterfully woven into a novel. But, of course, it's not all about plot. The characters, too-good, bad and in between-come breathtakingly alive with heart-gripping effect. A great series has just gotten greater' JEFFERY DEAVER, #1 internationally bestseller author of The Bone Collector and The Never Game ' Don't miss this one! The corpse is ghastly. The investigation is intense. So many pulse-pounding twists and surprises-it kept me guessing till the end!' R. L. STINE, bestselling author Goosebumps and Fear Street ' Tempe Brennan is back, dealing with health issues, career setbacks, and the nagging-and driving-fear of inadequacy that is the flipside of her talent. Reich's fast-paced, tightly-constructed, and very contemporary story dives underground here, both literally and virtually, as she follows the thinnest of threads deeper and deeper into a shocking conspiracy. You will find it hard to put down' MARK BOWDEN, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Last Stone and Black Hawk Down ' No face, no hands, and a ton of breathtaking questions. I dare you to figure out all the red herrings. So utterly good! This is Kathy Reichs doing what she does best: sorting through the bones until the shocking end' BRAD MELTZER, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Escape Artist ' Kathy Reichs writes smart-no, make that brilliant-mysteries that are as realistic as non-fiction and as fast-paced as the best thrillers about Jack Reacher or Alex Cross' JAMES PATTERSON ' Nobody does forensics thrillers like Kathy Reichs. She's the real deal' DAVID BALDACCI ' Kathy Reichs continues to be one of the most distinctive and talented writers in the genre. Her legions of readers worldwide will agree with me when I declare that the more books she writes, the more enthusiastic fans she'll garner' SANDRA BROWN ' Each book in Kathy Reichs's fantastic Temperance Brennan series is better than the last. They're filled with riveting twists andturns. No matter how many novels she writes, I just can't get enough!' LISA SCOTTOLINE ' Every minute in the morgue with Tempe is golden' THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW ' Brennan is a winner, and so is Reichs' DAILY NEWS
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Making Health Policy

Making Health Policy


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Description: This comprehensive and practical text provides a clear introduction to health policy analysis ... The book combines an overview of the theoretical base of the field with a range of real world examples drawn from different settings ... It is widely recognised as an essential text of international relevance, for students and practitioners alike. I highly recommend it to the new generation of activist-scholars in the field. Lucy Gilson, Professor of Health Policy and Systems, University of Cape Town, South Africa Part of the Understanding Public Health series, this bestselling book is the leading text in the field. It focuses on how health policy is made nationally and globally, clearly explaining the key concepts from political science with a wide array of engaging examples. This edition is fully updated to reflect new research and ways of thinking about the health policy process. Written by leading experts, this clear and accessible book addresses the how of health policy making in a range of international settings. The book provides an accessible approach to understanding: Health policy analysis Power and policy making Public and private sector Agenda setting Government roles in policy Interest groups and policy Policy implementation Globalization and policy process Policy research and evaluation Doing policy analysis Making Health Policy 2nd edition is an ideal resource for students of public health and health policy, public health practitioners and policy makers. Understanding Public Health is an innovative series published by Open University Press in collaboration with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. It provides self-directed learning covering the major issues in public health affecting low, middle and high-income countries. Series Editors: Rosalind Plowman and Nicki Thorogood. This book is excellent and unique in the way it addresses complexity within the field of global health and policies in a simplified and practical way. Each chapter is structured to include Activities and Feedback, which fosters reflection and adult learning. This approach makes the book ideal for teaching at all levels of university. I highly recommend it. Goeran Tomson, Professor of International Health Systems Research, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden This is an excellent and accessible introduction to the politics of health policy-making by three of the world's leading scholars on the subject. If anyone thinks that improving the health of a population is solely about getting the interventions and policy content right, this book will surely disavow them of that belief. Political dynamics matter, and the authors draw on the most up-to-date research to provide practitioners and students with clear, sensible, evidence-based guidance on how to manage these dynamics. Jeremy Shiffman, Associate Professor of Public Administration and Policy, American University, USA. Making Health Policy is a must-read for those studying and working in global health. It provides a unique introduction to core concepts in global health policy and brings politics to the core of public health. Why do some issues get more attention than others? Why is evidence-based policy-making so difficult? How can we understand and study power in the health system? This book provides answers to these crucial questions. Devi Sridhar, James Martin Lecturer in Global Health Politics, Oxford University, UKHaving used the earlier edition of this book, I would highly recommend it. The book provides an outstanding mix of policy theories, described in clear and accessible terms, with up-to-date and engaging examples from across the world that illustrate the application of those theories. Frequent activities throughout the book provide openings for greater student engagement in the subject matter. It's a great resource for teaching. Sara Bennett, Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, USAThis book is an excellent teaching tool on policy making in the field of public health. It is very clearly structured and written, and provides a wealth of concrete examples to illustrate new concepts ... One of the key strengths is to highlight the political nature of health policy making, not presenting it as a technocratic process, but very much part of power dynamics at the local, national and global level. Chantal Blouin, Associate Director, Centre for Trade Policy and Law, Carleton University/ University of Ottawa, Canada A great introduction and reference for health policy students, offering clear and concise explication of key theories about policy-making and applied to the health sector. This book unravels the complex world of health politics and decision-making, making it comprehensible for many who have difficulty understanding the system they work in, or aspire to enter the world of health policy to make a difference. Professor Vivian Lin, School of Public Health, La Trobe University, Australia
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The Good Research Guide: For Small-scale Social Research Projects

The Good Research Guide: For Small-scale Social Research Projects


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Description: This bestselling introductory book offers practical and straightforward guidance on the basics of social research, ideal for anyone who needs to conduct small-scale research projects as part of their undergraduate, postgraduate or professional studies. The book provides:* A clear, straightforward introduction to data collection methods and data analysis* Jargon-free coverage of the key issues* Checklists to guide good practice The sixth edition has been extensively updated and includes features such as:* A new chapter on the Life Course Perspective * A new chapter on Literature Reviews * New material on the Delphi Technique* An updated and expanded chapter on the analysis of Quantitative Data * New examples and illustrations throughout The Good Research Guide, 6th edition is a valuable resource for anyone conducting social research including those in applied areas such as business studies, health studies, nursing, education, social work, policy studies, marketing, media studies and criminology. Denscombe's The Good Research Guide, now in its 6th edition, continues to be one of the leading books in the field. It covers the topics a student or practitioner doing a research project needs to know from project design, theoretical underpinnings of research, data collection and analysis to writing up your research. Its accessible and practical approach means that it is an excellent resource for those new to undertaking independent research. Liam Foster, Senior Lecturer in Social Policy and Social Work, Sheffield University, UKMartyn Denscombe's text continues to remain core reading for those undertaking small pieces of research and those who need to gain a firm grounding in the principles of research theory and practice. From deciding on a research approach to the process of writing up, this finely balanced edition offers a comprehensive and detailed guide to the research cycle. Pragmatic, and with the needs of the researcher always in mind, it makes social science research accessible, undaunting, and, what's more, a completely possible, stimulating, and enjoyable endeavour. Yunis Alam, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Bradford, UKThe Good Research Guide provides a comprehensive view of the complex strategies and approaches of conducting social research, explained in simple terms. Relevant examples and check lists provided in each section not only helps to gain better understanding but also reflect on one's own research. This book has tremendously helped me to gain knowledge and understanding of complex research strategies. It will provide clear guidance and direction for students and researchers in their research journey to achieve success. Deborah Ebenezer, Research Student I think the book has a very good precis of areas relevant to the title. It outlines very well in a logical order the elements pertinent to 'social research'. Each chapter is relatively comprehensive and deals with subject material that is important, in a language that is accessible throughout. It does what it says on the tin and provides practical information and guidance as a 'how to' text' for those needing help with this type of research project. In particular I think the checklists are an excellent chapter ending to help plan and bring into sharp focus what is needed for any particular approach. The within chapter examples are excellent and help to further inform the reader what the author is trying to convey. Chapter links help further embed concepts and show how the various research elements may be associated. Overall an excellent introductory text that embodies a no-nonsense approach to a subject that can be at times complex. By breaking down topic areas and giving simple examples the subject is eminently accessible to the reader. Well done! Stephen Pearson, Senior Lecturer in Human and Applied Physiology, School of Health Sciences, University of Salford, UKThis new edition provides comprehensive guidance to those undertaking small-scale social research projects including dissertations in business and management and the social sciences and I would recommend its use for all those new to research and also to refresh the thinking of those with prior research experience. Part 1 addresses a range of strategies for social research including surveys, sampling, case studies, experiments, ethnography, the life course perspective, grounded theory, action research, phenomenology, systematic review and mixed methods. There are few texts which address research strategies in such a comprehensive manner. The text develops in Part 2 by providing clear guidance on the selection and use of appropriate methods of data collection such as questionnaires, interviews, observation and documentary analysis, taking into account the aims and objective of the research project. Part 4 considers both quantitative and qualitative data analysis with Part 4 providing essential information on research ethics, the reporting of research and on the conduct and presentation of the literature review essential to all research projects. I have no hesitation in commending this text for use by undergraduate and post-graduate students as well as those undertaking research projects independent of an academic programme. Dr. Bobby Mackie, Senior Lecturer, School of Business and Enterprise, University of the West of Scotland, UK
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Blood Moon

Blood Moon


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Description: PERIODS, SEX AND ONLINE SHAMING. AN EXTRAORDINARY VERSE NOVEL FROM A BOLD NEW VOICE IN FICTION. During Frankie's first sexual experience with lovely Benjamin, she gets her period. It's only blood, they agree. No shame. Then a graphic meme goes viral, turning their fun, intimate afternoon into something mortifying and damaging. And Frankie begins to wonder: is she disgusting? As the online shaming takes on a horrifying life of its own, her universe implodes. But can laughter, bravery and the fiercest of friends help Frankie find her way out of the darkness? PRAISE FOR BLOOD MOON: Written with humour and understanding, this is the book young people need. Sara Pascoe Blood Moon is one of the best YA debuts I've read in years. Moving, compelling and bold, it filled me with such hope. It's a very special book. Louise O' Neill With every verse of her debut, Cuthew shouts down the shame, chips away at the period taboo, and firmly establishes herself as a bold and vital new voice in feminist literature. Samantha Shannon A bloody brilliant book! Gabby Edlin, CEO and Founder of Bloody Good Period Mixing lyricism with realism, Blood Moon is a tour de force of empathetic, passionate writing that refuses to pull any punches. Waterstones A powerful, fiercely feminist novel that normalizes menstruation and confronts destructive cyberculture. Kirkus, Starred review A must-read novel of empowerment that attempts to normalize periods and offer strength to the innocent who find themselves the center of viral humiliation. Booklist, Starred review Captures the joy of a crush, the despair of a lost friend, and the humiliation of being that girl on the internet. School Library Journal, Starred review Brilliant and heart-wrenching. Hana Tooke, author of The Unadoptables I devoured this amazing book. Absolutely genius. Kate Weston, author of Diary of a Confused Feminist Frankie's journey will break your heart, while making you want to dismantle society as we know it. Yasmin Rahman, author of All The Things We Never Said With verse as sharp as it is emotive, Blood Moon is a page-turning exposure of online bullying that will incite tears, fury and empowered conversations. Amy Beashel, author of The Sky is Mine Beautiful, eloquent, relevant. This is one bloody brilliant debut. Wibke Brueggemann, author of Love is for Losers Heart-breakingly wonderful! It made me laugh, cringe, cry and rage. Gorgeous and important. Maria Kuzniar, author of The Ship of Shadows Sensitively written. Publishers Weekly Beguiling verse that refuses to pull punches. Important and inspiring. Joanna Nadin, author of Joe All Alone Staggeringly powerful, heart-wrenchingly fragile, desperate, daunting, tender and so very timely. Lu Fraser, author of The Littlest Yak A must read. Damaris Young, author of The Switching Hour A beautiful and brave book that needs to be read. Louisa Reid, author of Gloves Off Astonishing. C J Skuse, author of Sweet Pea Witty, tender and ultimately uplifting, this book marks the arrival of a talented new voice. Steve Voake I stormed through this book - one minute I was laughing, then next turning pages with shaking hands. Extraordinary. Emma Read, author of Milton the Mighty Brilliant. Lucy van Smit, author of The Hurting Fabulous. This book made me laugh, gasp and cry in turns! A teen classic. Dashe Roberts, author of The Bigwoof Conspiracy Every teenage girl should read this, and boys too. Exceptional. Marisa Noelle, author of The Unadjusteds Breathtaking in its simplicity and ability to pack complex thoughts and feelings into a few sparse lines on the page. Lucy Cuthew is a true master of words. Nizrana Farook, author of The Girl Who Stole an Elephant Brave and compelling. Marie Basting, author of Princess BMXThis is female adolescence, crystallized. And it's astounding. Lauren Myracle, New York Times bestselling author Brilliant. I can almost feel the relief of girls everywhere that finally someone is talking about this. It needs to be on the curriculum. Catherine Emmett, author of King of the Swamp I barely looked up... Beautifully written, candid novel. Nicola Penfold, author of Where the World Turns Wild
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When Light Is Like Water

When Light Is Like Water


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Description: ' It is brilliant: her finest book yet' Anne Enright' A triumph' Joseph O' Connor' Fresh and raw and completely entrancing' Sara Baume' Powerful' Edmund White Alice, a young American on her travels, arrives in the West of Ireland with no plans and no strong attachments - except to her beloved mother, who raised her on her own. She falls in love with an Irishman, marries him, and settles down in a place whose codes she struggles to crack. And then, in the course of a single hot summer, she embarks on an affair that breaks her marriage and sets her life on a new course. After years working in war zones around the world, and in the immediate aftermath of her mother's death, Alice finds herself back in Ireland and contemplating the forces that led her to put down roots and then tear them up again. What drew her to her husband, and what pulled her away? Was her husband strangely complicit in the affair? Was she always under surveillance by friends and neighbours who knew more than they let on? When Light is Like Water is at once a gripping story of passion and ambivalence and a profound meditation on the things that matter most: the definition of love, the value of family and the meaning of home.' Adultery is often sentimentalised in fiction, but in her ferociously well written second novel Molly Mc Closkey gives it to us straight ... Each brilliant vignette offers a new angle on Alice's ballooning sense of disorientation ... In spite of its lyrical title and exquisite prose, When Light Is Like Water is a brutal examination of sexual self-delusion. But it also has much that's memorable to say about love - not the affair kind, but the real thing... Mc Closkey writes with shattering insight on loss and the way that it can make us feel tender towards the world' Guardian' Powerful ... When Light Is Like Water is a tender depiction of love and loss that combines the personal pull of a memoir with the precision of a short story ... Mc Closkey's novel is packed with wisdom, and never heavy-handed with it. The details of the affair and the tawdry aspect of forbidden desire are brilliantly related' Sunday Times' Written with brilliant precision and insight' Sunday Business Post Books of the Year' Mc Closkey describes everything with a luminous exactitude ... It's entirely beguiling' Mail on Sunday' A thoughtful meditation on connection set against the backdrop of a world on the move ... Though Mc Closkey has no shortage of ideas, she also engages the heart: she's particularly good on the contrariness of our desires ... Fans of Anne Enright will find much to admire and enjoy.' Daily Mail' Luminous' Irish Times' Mc Closkey has the observational eye of the outsider, able to pinpoint the intricacies and mannerisms of the Irish people and landscape. ... But the writing's the thing. Oh, the writing. Mc Closkey is the master of the metaphor, the doyenne of the deceptively simple sentence. ... Hers is a wondrous turn of phrase, and yet somehow it makes Alice's life and interiority seem all the more real' Sunday Business Post' A delightful fish-out-of-water account stitched together with gentle yet wondrous prose' Irish Independent Books of the Year' When Light is Like Water is as gripping as a memoir and as intimate as a poem. Molly Mc Closkey has written a novel that is both urgent and reflective, a tender and unsentimental exploration of love's dark corners. It is brilliant: her finest book yet.' Anne Enright' Molly Mc Closkey's prose has such immense authority, precision and seriousness. This shimmering, beautiful,restless work will stir recognitions without seeming to try. If you've ever fallen in love with someone you shouldn't have fallen in love with - as who hasn't, once or twice - be prepared to encounter the novel as mirror, her finest book to date, a triumph.' Joseph O' Connor' Mc Closkey writes with such care and craft; every description of the landscape of the west and the life of her captivating narrator is imbued with poetry and truth. When Light is Like Water is fresh and raw and completely entrancing.' Sara Baume' I loved When Light is Like Water. It is absorbing, tense, and beautifully written. Molly Mc Closkey has written a wonderful novel.' Roddy Doyle' This is a short but powerful novel about love - love for a mother, love for a husband, love for a lover. When Light Is Like Water will be read for many years to come for its wisdom and precision.' Edmund White' A powerful and deeply affecting novel ... In writing that sparkles with intelligence and insight, the ordinary moments of everyday existence are charged with a beauty and tenderness that render them only just bearable' Mary Costello Praise for Molly Mc Closkey:' An extravagantly gifted writer' Rachel Cusk, Daily Telegraph' One of our finest writers' Colum Mc Cann' Every once in a while, a writer's voice hits such a clear note, the resulting book has the kind of sweetness that makes you hold it in your hands a moment before finding a place for it on your shelves. Circles around the Sun is this kind of book: it's a keeper.' Anne Enright, Guardian
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