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Titchy-witch thinks the magic in her mum's Big Book of Spells is easy-breezy. But as she soon discovers, if you don't read it right, the spell may turn out all wrong! Don't miss the rest of the Titchy-witch series, now reissued in a smart new livery.
A hilarious, crackling, original debut about an unlucky demon, perfect for fans of Derek Landy and Eoin Colfer. Twelve-year-old Jinx is hopeless at being evil. Which is a bit of a problem when you're Lucifer's youngest son. But when Jinx runs away from Pandemonium, the walled city he's lived in all his life, he bumps into dead girl Tommy - who's been sent to Hell for accidentally feeding her nasty uncle to a circus lion - and unearths a conspiracy that could up-end the entire underworld. Cue shenanigans involving carnivorous carousel horses, death-trap-riddled libraries and hungry quicksand. Now the fate of the realm rests in the hands of its most unlikely demon and a girl who shouldn't be in Hell at all...
Sous vide is a method of cooking food in vacuum-sealed pouches in a water bath at an accurately determined temperature. This enables the food to be cooked evenly, retaining the juices and aromas which are often lost by traditional cooking methods. Meat, in particular, becomes tender and succulent when cooked in a sous vide. Professional chefs such as Heston Blumenthal have favoured this form of cooking for some time and featured it on their TV shows.Now manufacturers are making water baths available at affordable prices for cooking at home so that all of us can benefit from this new method of cooking.
In The Power of Inner Peace, leading metaphysical writer Diana Cooper offers inspiration to everyone who is seeking greater meaning and happiness in their life. Giving practical advice and using case histories from her own work, she helps us make the journey to the peaceful world that lies within each of us. When we connect with this quiet centre, we can face our fears, regain our confidence and find the strength to heal ourselves. In today's fast-paced and stressful world, The Power of Inner Peace will enable you to find your own personal haven of peace and tranquillity.
We all have the ability to transform our lives. In A Time for Transformation soul therapist Diana Cooper shows us how to awaken to our soul's purpose. Step by step, she takes us through the processes needed to change the way we think and live our lives, so that we can create a better reality for ourselves and others. Using examples from her own life and from her work with clients and in workshops, Diana looks at many key areas, including:? prosperity? abundance? success? careers? resolving conflict? healing hurts? our shadow self? past lives? claiming our power? relationships and much more. This practical and inspirational book shows us beyond doubt that we can transform our lives - and that the time to do it is now! For more information on Diana Cooper please visit www.dianacooper.com
Light Up Your Life is a book of hope and inspiration. It is about the great laws of the Universe and how we can use them to create the life we dream of. Leading metaphysical writer Diana Cooper shows us how to create peace, love, prosperity and creativity. She reveals the ways in which our circumstances reflect our inner lives, so that only when we fully understand why we are in our current circumstances can we become true masters of our own destiny.
Diana Cooper believes we can all transform our lives if we really want to. This inspiring book will help you to be who you want to be and do what you want to do. It will help you to bring hidden blockages to the surface, establish new positive belief patterns, and make your dreams come true.
During the Bite-Centennial, the ghouls discover an old scientist's workshop and travel back two hundred years to the beginning of Monster High. But when they try to get home, they go through a vortex that fuses some of the ghouls together! With the help of the Hybrids, the new monsters in school, they learn how to control their combined flaws and together face their greatest challenge . . . saving Frankie! This novelisation of the Monster High animated special includes an eight-page full-colour insert of fangtastic images!
When Draculaura is led to believe she's the rightful heir to the vampire throne, she and her best ghoulfriends are whisked away to Transylvania for a royal coronation to die for. But they soon discover the hunt for the queen is not over yet. The Ghouls must locate an ancient artifact known as the Vampire's Heart in order to discover the identity of the true Vampire Queen. It's a fangtastic adventure that will lead them from the Tower of Londoom, to a haunted river boat in New Goreleans and finally to the glamorous boo-vie lots of Hauntlywood. Could this be the moment when Draculaura finally receives her vampire powers and discovers screams really can come true? Based on the Monster High movie: Frights, Camera, Action! Contains eight pages of full-colour images in addition to the story. Don't miss the other books based on Monster High movies: Haunted and Freaky Fusion.
An essential responsibility of the U.S. Congress is holding the president accountable for the conduct of foreign policy. In this in-depth look at formal oversight hearings by the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations committees, Linda Fowler evaluates how the legislature's most visible and important watchdogs performed from the mid-twentieth century to the present. She finds a noticeable reduction in public and secret hearings since the mid-1990s and establishes that American foreign policy frequently violated basic conditions for democratic accountability. Committee scrutiny of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, she notes, fell below levels of oversight in prior major conflicts.Fowler attributes the drop in watchdog activity to growing disinterest among senators in committee work, biases among members who join the Armed Services and Foreign Relations committees, and motives that shield presidents, particularly Republicans, from public inquiry. Her detailed case studies of the Truman Doctrine, Vietnam War, Panama Canal Treaty, humanitarian mission in Somalia, and Iraq War illustrate the importance of oversight in generating the information citizens need to judge the president's national security policies. She argues for a reassessment of congressional war powers and proposes reforms to encourage Senate watchdogs to improve public deliberation about decisions of war and peace.Watchdogs on the Hill investigates America's national security oversight and its critical place in the review of congressional and presidential powers in foreign policy.
December 2014 marked a year since the passing of Nelson Mandela--a man who was as much myth as flesh and blood. Transition pays tribute to Mandela's worldly attainments and to his otherworldly sainthood.. Featuring remembrances from Wole Soyinka, Xolela Mangcu, Pierre de Vos, and Adam Habib, this issue assembles Mandela's staunchest allies--for whom he approached saintliness--as well as his most entrenched critics. Other contributors consider the iconicity of Mandela--including his representations in films; the importance of boxing to his political career; his time studying with the revolutionary army in Algeria; his stance on children's rights; and even his ill-fated trip to Miami. Whoever you think Mandela was--or wasn't--this issue is the new required reading.Transition is a publication of the Hutchins Center at Harvard University, edited by Alejandro de la Fuente.
Unlike the benevolent orphan found in Charlie Chaplin's The Kid or the sentimentalized figure of Little Orphan Annie, the orphan in postwar Eastern European cinema takes on a more politically fraught role, embodying the tensions of individuals struggling to recover from war and grappling with an unknown future under Soviet rule. By exploring films produced in postwar Hungary, the German Democratic Republic, Czechoslovakia, Romania, and Poland, Parvulescu traces the way in which cinema envisioned and debated the condition of the post-World War II subject and the "new man" of Soviet-style communism. In these films, the orphan becomes a cinematic trope that interrogates socialist visions of ideological institutionalization and re-education and stands as a silent critic of the system's shortcomings or as a resilient spirit who has resisted capture by the political apparatus of the new state.
In this comprehensive study of Nollywood stardom around the world, Noah A. Tsika explores how the industry's top on-screen talents have helped Nollywood to expand beyond West Africa and into the diaspora to become one of the globe's most prolific and diverse media producers. Carrying VHS tapes and DVDs onto airplanes and publicizing new methods of film distribution, the stars are active agents in the global circulation of Nollywood film. From Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde's cameo role on VH1's popular series Hit the Floor to Oge Okoye's startling impersonation of Lady Gaga, this book follows Nollywood stars from Lagos to London, Ouagadougou, Cannes, Paris, Porto-Novo, Sekondi-Takoradi, Dakar, Accra, Atlanta, Houston, New York, and Los Angeles. Tsika tracks their efforts to integrate into various entertainment cultures, but never to the point of effacing their African roots.
If you are a skilled Java programmer but are concerned about the Java coding interview process, this real-world guide can help you land your next positionJava is a popular and powerful language that is a virtual requirement for businesses making use of IT in their daily operations. For Java programmers, this reality offers job security and a wealth of employment opportunities. But that perfect Java coding job won't be available if you can't ace the interview. If you are a Java programmer concerned about interviewing, Java Programming Interviews Exposed is a great resource to prepare for your next opportunity. Author Noel Markham is both an experienced Java developer and interviewer, and has loaded his book with real examples from interviews he has conducted.Review over 150 real-world Java interview questions you are likely to encounterPrepare for personality-based interviews as well as highly technical interviewsExplore related topics, such as middleware frameworks and server technologiesMake use of chapters individually for topic-specific help Use the appendix for tips on Scala and Groovy, two other languages that run on JVMsVeterans of the IT employment space know that interviewing for a Java programming position isn't as simple as sitting down and answering questions. The technical coding portion of the interview can be akin to a difficult puzzle or an interrogation. With Java Programming Interviews Exposed, skilled Java coders can prepare themselves for this daunting process and better arm themselves with the knowledge and interviewing skills necessary to succeed.
From the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller, THE HUSBAND'S SECRET...SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE FROM THE DIRECTOR OF THE DEVIL WEARS PRADAA "cheerfully engaging"* novel for anyone who's ever asked herself, "How did I get here?" Alice Love is twenty-nine, crazy about her husband, and pregnant with her first child.So imagine Alice's surprise when she comes to on the floor of a gym (a gym! She HATES the gym) and is whisked off to the hospital where she discovers the honeymoon is truly over -- she's getting divorced, she has three kids, and she's actually 39 years old. Alice must reconstruct the events of a lost decade, and find out whether it's possible to reconstruct her life at the same time. She has to figure out why her sister hardly talks to her, and how is it that she's become one of those super skinny moms with really expensive clothes. Ultimately, Alice must discover whether forgetting is a blessing or a curse, and whether it's possible to start over...*Kirkus ReviewsReviews
"I devoured this book in one sitting...alternately cheering, laughing, cringing, and gasping in horror. Lui captures the complexity of a mother-daughter relationship that is both complicated and beautiful. Poignant with a bare honesty that may make you think (and rethink) your own relationships." --Jenny Lawson, #1 New York Times-bestselling author of Let's Pretend This Never HappenedAs the 800,000+ U.S. fans of Elaine Lui's site know, her mother, aka The Squawking Chicken, is a huge factor in Elaine's life. She pulls no punches, especially with her only child. "Where's my money?" she asks every time she sees Elaine. "You'll never be Miss Hong Kong," she informed her daughter when she was a girl. Listen to the Squawking Chicken lays bare the playbook of unusual advice, warnings, and unwavering love that has guided Elaine throughout her life. Using the nine principles that her mother used to raise her, Elaine tells us the story of the Squawking Chicken's life--in which she walked an unusual path to parent with tough love, humor, and, through it all, a mother's unyielding devotion to her daughter. This is a love letter to mothers everywhere.
Back Cover: "This novel is inspired by the major motion picture that chronicles the life of a boy with terminal brain cancer who copes with the disease by writing letters to God. When interim postman Brady McDaniels finds Tyler Dougherty's first heaven-bound letter, he simply sees it as another annoyance during a really bad day. Unsure of what to do with the letter, he shoves the letter in his pocket and forgets about it. That night, he finds the letter and follows the advice of his bartender to drop off the letter at a church. He meets the church pastor, who prays for Brady and encourages him to follow through on his 'mission from God.' Over time, Brady befriends Tyler and his family. Tyler's mother, Maddy, is angry with God over her husband's untimely death, and her faith is further shaken by her young son's illness. Ty's brother, Ben, struggles not only with the natural trials of being sixteen, but also his own anger over his father's senseless death and Ty's illness that consumes his mother's attention and the family's limited financial resources. When all hope seems lost, Brady reads Tyler's letters and discovers the power of his talks with God. Letters to God is the story of laughter, love, and triumph. Most of all it is a saga of hope-in all circumstances-the kind of hope that is found in a simple, childlike friendship with God."
This book is about Catherine Booth, one of the most remarkable women who ever lived. The crowd that marched by refused to be hurried. Its mood was expressed by a tottering old woman who insisted on taking her time. "No, no! Let others move on," she whispered to the crisply dressed officer as she studied the pale face in the casket before her. "I've a right to stop. I've come sixty miles to see her again. She was the means of saving my two sons." Altogether, fifty thousand streamed by to pay their last respect. And additional thousands attended the funeral. Her death was an occasion the city of London did not wish to forget. Catherine Booth, mother of The Salvation Army, had at last finished her course. Few women of any generation have been as much used by the Lord as Kate--the affectionate name her husband employed. Though tormented by painful disease from childhood, she had learned the secret of making her sickbed a Mount Pisgah and then claiming, and possessing, the land below.
How did a man in a developing country take his organization from 700 people to more than 14,000 in only seven years? He did it using leader's math. That's the secret of the Law of Explosive Growth.
Henry Ford is considered an icon of American business for revolutionizing the automobile industry. So what caused him to stumble so badly that his son feared Ford Motor Company would go out of business? He was held captive by the Law of Empowerment.
Elizabeth Dole has mastered it. If husband Bob had done the same, he might have become the forty-third president of the United States. It's called the Law of Connection.
The first time Judy Estrim started up a company, it took her six months to find the money. The second time it took her about six minutes. What made the difference? The Law of Buy-In.
What kind of a Fortune 500 CEO works on a folding table, answers his own phone, visits hourly employees as often as possible, and is criticized by Wall Street for being too good to his employees? The kind of leader who understands the Law of Addition.
Previously released as Guardian of the Flame. In the Alexandrian Library, Roman soldiers scatter papyri over the floor like kindling, intent on destruction. Meanwhile, Cleopatra, the Queen of Egypt, plots the seduction of the world's most powerful political leader. Sophia rarely leaves the lighthouse, preferring her maps, charts, and astronomy tables. But when her former student, Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt, reappears from exile, Sophia finds herself tangled in a web of political and romantic intrigue that threatens not only Cleopatra's legacy, but the future of Egypt itself. Keeper of the Flame grants readers entry to the Alexandrian Library, the legendary lighthouse, and the palace rooms where Cleopatra and Caesar met for the first time. More than just a historical novel, it explores the complex and powerful role of women in the clash of two intellectually advanced, if violent, ancient societies.
Achieving goals in life, love, and work is only half the battle. To make permanent transformation last, you have to make change a way of life. This revolutionary book is the answer. The strategies, if dilligently followed, will result in positive and permanent change in any area of personal development.