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Time for Bed: Stories

by Wendy Rawlings

Bed is where we sleep and dream, where we make love and give ourselves nightmares. The thirteen stories in Wendy Rawlings’s Time for Bed traverse the complicated terrain of bedtime activity, from adulterous couplings to nightmares that come to life, in terms that can feel lurid, unsettling, or disturbingly funny. A college student struggles with her mother leaving her father for a “cafeteria lady” at her high school. A woman loses her only daughter in a mass school shooting and goes on a road trip to buy a custom coffin, then decides to take a side trip to NRA headquarters. A daughter decides she should be born again—literally. Social, cultural, and familial disruptions haunt these characters in their waking lives as they look to grab something or someone for stability. A collection of comic stories that confront difficult and tragic events, Time for Bed crafts dreamscapes and bizarre encounters into bedtime stories for adults.

The Duke Elder Exam of Ophthalmology: A Comprehensive Guide for Success

by Mostafa Khalil Omar Kouli

The Duke Elder Exam of Ophthalmology – A Comprehensive Guide for Success is an indispensable resource for any student wishing to achieve the highest mark on the Duke Elder Exam and receive a prize. With expert knowledge of students and doctors that have scored high on the exam, along with the supervision of well-regarded ophthalmologists and trainees, we believe this is the only resource you will need to achieve a high score on the exam. Key Features In-depth coverage of the Duke Elder Curriculum including the basic sciences, anatomy, optics and all subspecialties of ophthalmology Full colour and easy to read with clinical photographs and diagrams to aid in the understanding of key topics 180 SBAs, which accurately reflect the format and difficulty of the exam

Sports Journalism: The State of Play (Media Skills)

by Tom Bradshaw Daragh Minogue

Based on interviews with leading sports journalists and grounded in the authors’ experience and expertise in both the sports journalism industry and sports media research, Sports Journalism gives in-depth insight into the editorial and ethical challenges facing sports journalists in a fast-changing media environment. The book considers how sports journalism’s past has shaped its present and explores the future trends and trajectories that the industry could take. The far-reaching consequences of the digital revolution and social media on sports journalists’ work are analysed, with prominent sports writers, broadcasters and academics giving their insights. While predominantly focused on the UK sports media industry, the book also provides a global perspective, and includes case studies, research and interviews from around the world. Issues of diversity – or a lack of it – in the industry are put into sharp focus. Sports Journalism gives both practising sports journalists and aspiring sports journalists vital contextualising information to make them more thoughtful and reflective practitioners.

The Economics of Crime: An Introduction to Rational Crime Analysis

by Harold Winter

The Economics of Crime presents a review of economic scholarly research in the ever-growing field of crime and punishment. Without using graphs or mathematical equations, Winter combines theory and empirical evidence relating to public policy concerns over a wide range of controversial topics such as the death penalty, racial bias in the criminal justice system, gun control, the war on drugs, fines versus imprisonment, policing tactics, and shaming punishments. In addition to offering an updated and expanded coverage of these, and other topics, this second edition is more international in scope, with the inclusion of studies that use data from Italy, Australia, the U.K., Singapore, Brazil, and others. Also included is a brand-new chapter on the application of behavioral economics to crime and punishment, providing readers with a succinct introduction to this modern and increasingly important approach to economic issues. By requiring no previous knowledge of economics, this book continues to be the perfect choice for students new to the study of economics and public policy, whether it is in the discipline of economics, political science, criminology, law, or any other field that is concerned with issues in crime and punishment. Furthermore, due to its accessibility, The Economics of Crime can be enjoyed by anyone who follows current public policy debate over some of society’s most contentious issues.

Tourism and Urban Regeneration: Processes Compressed in Time and Space (Routledge Focus on Tourism and Hospitality)

by Alberto Amore

Tourism and Urban Regeneration: Processes Compressed in Time and Space presents the global phenomenon of tourism and urban regeneration through the contemporary frames of spatial planning theory, metagovernance, resilience and disaster capitalism. Drawing upon cases from several cities around the globe, the book advances the field with the inclusion of examples from post-disaster rebuilding and recovery. The book is rooted in a theoretical framework that considers time, space and tourism as core facets for the analysis. By doing so, it provides readers with an understanding of different yet similar processes of urban development and identifies the principles for tourism and urban regeneration to effectively contribute to socio-economic growth, urban change and long-term sustainability. The theory is illustrated through insightful case studies covering a range of urban tourism destinations including Dubai, Newcastle, Christchurch, Pittsburgh, Detroit and Taipei. This work will be of great interest to upper-level students and researchers in Tourism as well as those in the fields of Geography, Urban Planning, and Policy and Development.

Unmasking Administrative Evil

by Guy B. Adams Danny L. Balfour Ashley E. Nickels

The relationship between evil and public affairs, as well as other fields and professions in public life, has come to the fore as institutions of government seek new ways to operate in an environment of extreme mistrust. Unmasking Administrative Evil, 5th Edition argues that the tendency toward administrative evil, as manifested in acts of dehumanization and genocide, is deeply woven into the identity of public affairs. Indeed, ordinary people may simply act appropriately in their organizational role—in essence, just doing what those around them would agree they should be doing—and at the same time, participate in what a critical and reasonable observer, usually well after the fact, would call evil. Even worse, under conditions of moral inversion, ordinary people can all too easily engage in acts of administrative evil while believing that what they are doing is not only correct, but in fact, good. This 5th edition offers important updates, including: A thorough discussion of contemporary virtue ethics as the field has evolved to offer an alternative to technical/rational ethics. An all-new three-part structure (What is Administrative Evil?, History and Cases, and The Future of Ethics in Praetorian Times) designed to aid in course organization and instruction. All-new cases, including an examination of the Flint water disaster, to provide contemporary examples of how populations can be marginalized and harmed by administrative processes that are blind to their consequences until it is too late. Laying the groundwork for a more ethical and democratic public life – one that recognizes its potential for evil, and avoids state-sponsored dehumanization and destruction – Unmasking Administrative Evil, 5th Edition is required reading for all students of administrative ethics and public service ethics, as well those in other administrative sciences.

Writing for Engineering and Science Students: Staking Your Claim

by Gerald Rau

Writing for Engineering and Science Students is a clear and practical guide for anyone undertaking either academic or technical writing. Drawing on the author’s extensive experience of teaching students from different fields and cultures, and designed to be accessible to both international students and native speakers of English, this book: Employs analyses of hundreds of articles from engineering and science journals to explore all the distinctive characteristics of a research paper, including organization, length and naming of sections, and location and purpose of citations and graphics; Guides the student through university-level writing and beyond, covering lab reports, research proposals, dissertations, poster presentations, industry reports, emails, and job applications; Explains what to consider before and after undertaking academic or technical writing, including focusing on differences between genres in goal, audience, and criteria for acceptance and rewriting; Features tasks, hints, and tips for teachers and students at the end of each chapter, as well as accompanying eResources offering additional exercises and answer keys. With metaphors and anecdotes from the author’s personal experience, as well as quotes from famous writers to make the text engaging and accessible, this book is essential reading for all students of science and engineering who are taking a course in writing or seeking a resource to aid their writing assignments.

Crime Prevention: Approaches, Practices, and Evaluations

by Steven P. Lab

Crime Prevention: Approaches, Practices, and Evaluations, Tenth Edition, meets the needs of students and instructors for engaging, evidence-based, impartial coverage of interventions that can reduce or prevent deviance. This edition examines the entire gamut of prevention, from physical design to developmental prevention to identifying high-risk individuals to situational initiatives to partnerships and beyond. Strategies include primary prevention measures designed to prevent conditions that foster deviance; secondary prevention measures directed toward persons or conditions with a high potential for deviance; and tertiary prevention measures to deal with persons who have already committed crimes. In this book, Lab offers a thorough and well-rounded discussion of the many sides of the crime prevention debate in clear and accessible language, including the latest research concerning space syntax, physical environment and crime, neighborhood crime prevention programs, community policing, crime in schools, and electronic monitoring and home confinement. This book is essential for undergraduates studying criminal justice, criminology, and sociology, in the US and globally. Online resources include an instructor’s manual, test bank, and lecture slides for faculty, and a wide array of resources for students.

Energy Policies and Climate Change in China: Actors, Implementation, and Future Prospects (Routledge Studies in Energy Policy)

by Han Lin

In the face of growing environmental challenges, including climate change and energy security, countries across the globe are developing new policies and programs to address these challenges, and China is no exception. This book analyses China’s two most significant climate-related energy policies, the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM; including the later Chinese Certified Emission Reduciton – CCER) and the Energy Conservation and Emission Reduction Scheme (ECERS). This work specifically examines the strengths and weaknesses of these policies to highlight the deficiencies and advise how they can be optimised, so China can better achieve its emission reduction goals. It analyses the roles and relationships between relevant actors and identifies how successful their cooperation has been, and what factors have affected it. Importantly, the work draws on a wide range of sources from central ministries to civil society, including interviews with Chinese officials, scholars, energy company managers, environment non-govermental organisation (ENGO) personnel, media reports, and online forum discussions. In doing so, the book not only analyses the thoughts of policymakers, as many works do, but also those implementing the policies and those impacted by the policies. The book concludes by offering detailed and practical solutions to address each specific deficiency in the CDM and ECERS policies, with the aim of providing innovations and alternative approaches to improve current and future policies in China. This book will be of great interest to students, scholars, and policymakers interested in climate change, energy, and Chinese environmental policy and politics.

Collaborative Environmental Governance Frameworks: A Practical Guide

by Timothy Gieseke

This book takes a practical approach to understanding and describing collaborative governance for resolving environmental problems. It introduces a new collaborative governance assessment model and recognizes that collaborations are a natural result of organizations converging around complex issues. Rather than identifying actors by their type of organization, the actors are identified by the type of role they play. This approach is aligned with how individuals and organizations interact in practice, and their dependance on collaborations to solve emerging environmental problems. The book discusses real cases with governance issues and creates new frameworks for collaborations. Features: Addresses communities at all levels and scales that are gravitating toward collaborations to solve their environmental issues. Prepares and enables individuals to participate in collaborative governance and design collaborative governance frameworks. Introduces the first simplified and standardized model to assess governance using governance actors and styles. Explains governance in simple terms and builds governance frameworks from the individual’s perspective; the smallest, viable unit of governance in a collaboration. Describes "tools of convergence" for collaborative leaders to organize and align activities to create shared-governance outcomes and outputs.

The Lost Child: A Gripping Detective Thriller With A Heart-stopping Twist (Detective Lottie Parker Ser. #Vol. 3)

by Patricia Gibney

‘WOW, WHAT AN AMAZING BOOK!!!! … From the very start to the last page you're hooked! … the end is a total shock that you won't see coming!! … if I could've given it ten stars I would have! … I honestly can't recommend it highly enough!! A definite must read!!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars‘Let me out! Please!’ My tiny fists pound the door, but my voice reverberates off the stone walls and hangs in the air as if suspended by spider’s webs. No one comes...Years later, a woman is found face-down in a pool of blood. Detective Lottie Parker is called to the remote farmhouse in the bleak Irish countryside. Inside, she finds a scene that speaks of uncontrollable rage: glasses smashed, chairs ripped apart, the woman’s body broken.A black rain jacket makes Lottie think she knows the killer’s identity, but then she finds a disturbing clue: is the murder linked to an old case at St Declan’s asylum? A case investigated by her own father, just before he took his life.When another victim is left without her tongue on the hospital steps, and a young girl goes missing, Lottie knows she has to act fast. Can she face her own demons and uncover the truth before another life is taken? An absolutely gripping page-turner from the bestselling author of The Missing Ones and The Stolen Girls. If you love Rachel Abbott, Angela Marsons or Robert Dugoni, you’ll be completely hooked.What people are saying about The Lost Child:‘Wow … I couldn't put this book down. Easily in my top 5 favourite books for 2017 … A big fat 5 stars – you have to read this book!’ Bonnie’s Book Talk‘Oh my goodness this book was fantastic!!’ Donna’s Book Blog‘A slow build of suspense that ratchets up throughout the whole book, culminating in a shocking twist that will leave you breathless.’ Goodreads Reviewer‘It's action packed right from the off, not letting up until the very last page.’ Goodreads Reviewer‘Oh my goodness! I could not put this book down once I started it. ... This book has it all.’ Goodreads Reviewer‘Lots of suspense and heart stopping moments.’ Stardust Book Reviews‘Pulse-pounding suspense with a complicated and convoluted plot that will keep readers guessing until the very last pages!’ Goodreads Reviewer‘When past and present collide, POW, we get one hell of an explosive and an utterly riveting read!!!’ Goodreads Reviewer‘A real page-turner, I couldn't put this book down ... A big fat 5 stars – you have to read this book!’ Goodreads Reviewer ‘Oh my Lordie!!!! This Detective Lottie Parker series gets better and Better! Wow, what a book!’ Goodreads Reviewer‘Holy jumpin' catfish, Batman, what an ending! The jaw-dropping moments just kept a-comin'. Goodreads Reviewer‘What a ride!!! A very dark thriller!’…

The Stolen Girls: A Totally Gripping Thriller With A Twist You Won't See Coming (Detective Lottie Parker Ser. #Vol. 2)

by Patricia Gibney

The young woman standing on Lottie’s step was a stranger. She was clutching the hand of a young boy. ‘Help me,’ she said to Lottie. ‘Please help me.’ One Monday morning, the body of a young pregnant woman is found. The same day, a mother and her son visit the house of Detective Lottie Parker, begging for help to find a lost friend. Could this be the same girl? When a second victim is discovered by the same man, with the murder bearing all the same hallmarks as the first, Lottie needs to work fast to discover how else the two were linked. Then two more girls go missing.Detective Lottie Parker is a woman on the edge, haunted by her tragic past and struggling to keep her family together through difficult times. Can she fight her own demons and catch the killer before he claims another victim? The Stolen Girls is a gripping and page-turning thriller that will leave you breathless. Perfect for fans of Rachel Abbott, Karin Slaughter and Robert Dugoni.What people are saying about The Stolen Girls:‘THE BEST BOOK I'VE READ IN A LONG, LONG TIME! If I could have given it ten stars I would have!’ Goodreads Reviewer‘A thrilling mystery with great characters and a dark and disturbing plot.’ Deja Read‘A highly engrossing and very emotive story, tension which will keep you on the edge of your seat and not just chewing but chomping at those finger nails.’ Jen Med’s Book Reviews‘I absolutely, totally and utterly blinking loved reading The Stolen Girls and I can’t wait to read more.’ Ginger Book Geek‘Patricia has written another un-putdownable police procedural which is fast-paced and a page-turner of epic proportions.’ Sweet Little Book Blog‘This is Patricia Gibney’s second novel, following her amazing debut, The Missing Ones. I gave The Missing Ones 5 stars, and I liked this one even better, but alas, Goodreads won’t let me give it 6 stars.’ Dark Twisty Books‘What a book … Not once is there a lull in the action. Not once did I want to put it down. Bring on the next Lottie Parker book.’ Nigel Adams Bookworm‘Brilliant! Patricia Gibney has done it again! This author delivers every time, with every story!’ Renita D’Silva‘A non-stop thrill ride! You won't want to get off!’ Goodreads Reviewer‘Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant. I didn't think this could keep me as hooked and book one but by heck it did! Amazing, fantastic writing. I didn't want it to end!’ Goodreads Reviewer‘Excellent book. Great storyline and characters. A real page turner.’ Goodreads Reviewer‘I absolutely blitzed through this book. The style of writing makes it hard to put down and I vowed “just one more page” at least a hundred times. Another fantastic book from Patricia.’ Goodreads Reviewer‘You seriously do not want to miss it.’ Goodreads…

The Beachside Flower Stall: A Feel Good Romance To Make You Laugh Out Loud (Beachside Bay Ser. #Vol. 2)

by Karen Clarke

‘I really fell for this storyline hook, line and sinker… a beautiful, touching storyline which will have you feeling fuzzy from your head to your toes, and possibly your shoulders and knees in between.’ The Writing GarnetCarrie Dashwood fled Dorset ten years ago when her best friend Megan stole her love, local heart-throb Tom. Now she’s back to help run her aunt Ruby’s flower stall in idyllic Shipley. Trying to persuade herself that her feelings for Tom are in the past, Carrie plans to avoid him and Megan completely. But it’s not to be, because Ruby’s Blooms are arranging the flowers for Megan and Tom’s wedding. Soon Carrie’s crawling under the stall to hide and accidentally inventing an imaginary boyfriend... But with the stall’s finances in jeopardy and Ruby needing her niece more than ever, Carrie has to keep her emotions in check.With bouquets to arrange, family secrets to uncover, and Tom unavoidably a part of her life again, can Carrie keep her cool, save the stall, and find her very own happy ever after?Read what people are saying about The Beachside Flower Stall:‘Heartfelt and hilarious… Karen Clarke’s writing is an absolute joy to get lost in… This book is truly the perfect book to get lost in for an afternoon.’ Clues and Reviews, 5 stars‘The author has a way of just bringing her novels and the characters to life. They are such fabulous feel good books… This is a series that will have fans falling over themselves to get their hands on a copy. It really is that good.’ By the Letter Book Reviews, 5 stars‘A delightful feel-good story about finding yourself.’ For the Love of Books‘A complete pleasure… the pages were flying past, as I just kept on needing to read… I was really caught up in the stories and lives of the people in Shipley… I thoroughly enjoyed it.’ Rachel’s Random Reads, 5 stars‘What a lovely, evocative story!... Wow! A beautiful story of lost love and coming of age and new beginnings. Written with heart. Loved it! Cannot wait for more by this author.’ Renita D’Silva, 5 stars‘What a complete and utter joy… I found myself chortling away… Charming and feel-good and I loved every minute of it.’ Short Book and Scribes, 5 stars‘A lovely book… Can’t wait for the next one!’ Stardust Book Reviews, 5 stars‘I am writing this review with the biggest grin… This book has a real feel-good factor about it… Definitely should carry a warning stating, Do Not Read This In Public… I just couldn’t keep my laughing to myself… Just loved it!’ Books from Dust Til Dawn, 5 stars‘Blooming marvellous… I loved every minute of it.’ Lilac Mills, 5 stars‘Made me giggle like a schoolgirl. I had a grin on my face the entire time.’ Novel Gossip, 5 stars<br…

Summer at Seafall Cottage: The perfect summer romance full of sunshine and secrets

by Lily Graham

‘Hands down one of the best books I've read in a long time. This story hooks you immediately, one cannot put it down. I even dreamed about the book! Absolutely love it!’ Goodreads Reviewer 5*Get swept away along the beautiful Cornish coast, where a love story in a long forgotten diary has the power to change one woman’s life forever.Victoria Langley’s world crumbles when her husband leaves, but she knows exactly where to go to mend her broken heart. The rugged shores of Cornwall will be her perfect sanctuary. In the quaint, little village of Tregollan, nestled in the sea cliffs, Victoria is drawn to Seafall Cottage, covered in vines and gracefully falling apart. Inside she finds a diary full of secrets, from 1905.Victoria is determined to unravel the diary’s mystery, but the residents of Tregollan are tight-lipped about Tilly Asprey, the cottage’s last owner. Just as she reaches a dead end, Victoria meets Adam Waters, the lawyer handling the cottage’s sale. He’s handsome, charming, and has a missing piece of the puzzle.Tilly’s diary tells a devastating love story that mirrors Victoria’s own. Can Victoria learn from Tilly’s mistakes, and give herself a second chance at love? Or is history doomed to repeat itself?An unputdownable and gorgeously romantic read about lost love and new beginnings set in the green hills and rocky cliffs of the breath-taking Cornish coast. Perfect for fans of Phillipa Ashley, Emma Burstall and Liz Fenwick. Previously published as The Cornish EscapeWhat everyone’s saying about The Cornish Escape:‘There are not enough words in the world to describe how much I love this book!! I sat down after the kids went to bed and told myself that I would read for an hour, and three hours later I was in the same position, completely engrossed in Victoria and Tilly's world, and I knew I wouldn't sleep until I reached the end … one of the best romances I have read this year. I laughed, I cried, and I loved alongside Victoria and Tilly, and with the stunning backdrop of Cornwall, this story cannot disappoint – an absolute triumph. What are you waiting for???? Go and buy it now!!!’ Books of all Kinds 5*‘My anguished howl of “nooooo” as I finished ... was so loud I had to go and check I hadn’t woken my three-year-old … I wanted the book to carry on and on and on … I was caught from the very first, beautifully written, paragraph.’ After the Rain‘I read it in one sitting and so will you.’ Goodreads Reviewer 5*‘A brilliant story that is just perfect for a summer read.’ Ali the Dragon Slayer‘Oh this was such an enjoyable book! … To sum up, The Cornish Escape is one enjoyable, feel-good book I totally recommend. You’ll simply be flying through it, devouring it in one sitting.’ This Chick Reads‘Utterly fantastic, I just could not put it down. It had me gripped from the very start. 5 Stars!’ Goodreads Reviewer 5*‘I loved every second of it!' Rachel's…

The Missing Ones: An Absolutely Gripping Thriller With A Jaw-dropping Twist (Detective Lottie Parker Ser. #Vol. 1)

by Patricia Gibney

The hole they dug was not deep. A white flour bag encased the little body. Three small faces watched from the window, eyes black with terror. The child in the middle spoke without turning his head. ‘I wonder which one of us will be next?’When a woman’s body is discovered in a cathedral and hours later a young man is found hanging from a tree outside his home, Detective Lottie Parker is called in to lead the investigation. Both bodies have the same distinctive tattoo clumsily inscribed on their legs. It’s clear the pair are connected, but how? The trail leads Lottie to St Angela’s, a former children’s home, with a dark connection to her own family history. Suddenly the case just got personal. As Lottie begins to link the current victims to unsolved murders decades old, two teenage boys go missing. She must close in on the killer before they strike again, but in doing so is she putting her own children in terrifying danger? Lottie is about to come face to face with a twisted soul who has a very warped idea of justice. Fans of Rachel Abbott, Karin Slaughter and Robert Dugoni will be gripped by this page-turning serial killer thriller, guaranteed to keep you reading late into the night.What everyone is saying about The Missing Ones'I had been looking forward to reading this book and I was not disappointed. I will certainly be reading more books in this series.' Angela Marsons'This debut novel from Gibney is just EVERYTHING!!! This was THE BEST book I have read in quite some time. If I could give it more than 5 stars, I would!' Butterfly's Booknerdia Blog‘Totally riveting and 100% engrossing.’ Books From Dusk Till Dawn'A gripping read from beginning to finish.' Deja Read'AMAZING! Really well written and kept me itching to read the next page. It was unputdownable! Cannot wait to read book two when released.' Goodreads Reviewer'I was immediately grabbed by the opening paragraph and was so enthralled that I read it in two sittings. I only put it down when my eyes refused to stay open!' Goodreads Reviewer'It's one of those stories where you look at the clock and you think just a couple more chapters, and then you look again and hours have gone by. It was well worth the lack of sleep.' Goodreads Reviewer'A phenomenal read for a debut novel – when I say good, I mean gooooooooood.' Page Turners Nook‘Gibney definitely is a writer to watch and an exciting new voice in crime fiction.’But Books are Better'This story has it all, compelling characters, a strong plot, a lot of action, suspense, and tension. Reading this novel was fascinating and totally engaging.' Carol's Place'I have found a new crime author to add to my must read list. I find it incredible that this is a debut novel, as it's polished, well plotted and gripping.' The Book Review Cafe'Thrilling ... filled with twists and turns that surprise you out of nowhere; it is dark, mysterious, and gripping.' The Reading Lodge'Wow!…

A Cornish Christmas: A Cosy Christmas Romance To Curl Up With By The Fire

by Lily Graham

Nestled in the Cornish village of Cloudsea, sits Sea Cottage – the perfect place for some Christmas magic …At last Ivy is looking forward to Christmas. She and her husband Stuart have moved to their perfect little cottage by the sea - a haven alongside the rugged cliffs that look out to the Atlantic Ocean. She’s pregnant with their much-longed for first baby and for the first time, since the death of her beloved mother, Ivy feels like things are going to be alright.But there is trouble ahead. It soon emerges that Stuart has been keeping secrets from Ivy, and suddenly she misses her mum more than ever. When Ivy stumbles across a letter from her mother hidden in an old writing desk, secrets from the past come hurtling into the present. But could her mother’s words help Ivy in her time of need? Ivy is about to discover that the future is full of unexpected surprises and Christmas at Sea Cottage promises to be one to remember. This Christmas warm your heart and escape to the Cornish coast for an uplifting story of love, secrets and new beginnings that you will remember for many Christmases to come.Read what everyone is saying about A Cornish Christmas:‘A lovely, curl up in front of a roaring fire, drinking hot chocolate, kind of book. 5 stars' The Reading Shed‘A beautiful book! LOVED it so very much! Could not put it down’ Renita D'Silva‘Wonderful… utterly gorgeous, poignant and beautifully written. 5 stars' Bloomin' Brilliant Books'The loveliest of lovely stories...this story has smiles in bucketloads. Do not under any circumstances miss the opportunity to read this story'Turning Pages, Opening Doors'It pulled me in straight away and didn't leave my hands until I had finished it...the emotions that poured from the book were unbelievable ...the whole thing from start to finish was magnificent'The Writing Garnet'A fantastic story!'Rachel's Random Reads'This is a lovely read, it drew me right in and I cared about everyone, even annoying mother-in-laws!'Jo's Book Journey'A lovely book ...very touching'Confessions of a Bibliophagist'A charming Christmas story that delivers a message of hope and forgiveness, not only for the holidays, but any day!'Angry Grey Cat Reads'Emotional and uplifting'I Speak BookishPraise for The Summer Escape:'Beautiful scenery and sympathetic characters made this an outstanding read’ For the love of Books'Heart-warming, uplifting, sweet, touching and just wonderful!' Sky's Book Club 'I totally lost myself in this book and was sad to come to the end.Bookworms and Shutterbugs 'Everyone must buy a copy of this wonderful sunny read as every page gives you an all over glow.' The Reading Shed ‘Where do I begin - a heart-warming summer read. I was pulled into the story from the heart-breaking beginning to the happily ever after ending.’ One Book at a Time 'An all-round beautiful summer read - and if you can read it on a Greek beach, so much the better!'Annie's Book Corner. 'A…

The Beachside Sweet Shop: A Feel Good Romantic Comedy (Beachside Ser. #Vol. 1)

by Karen Clarke

‘Within the first page turn I was laughing out loud… It was a delight to read.’ 5* Rachel’s Random ReadsWhen Marnie Appleton inherited a sweet shop from her grandfather she was determined to do his legacy proud. The shop has been a much-loved feature of the little seaside town of Shipley for years, but now Marnie needs to bring it up to date, and she’s recruited gorgeous new assistant Josh to help.Marnie gets busy redecorating the shop and choosing delicious new sweets to stock, but things are never that simple: new neighbour Isobel, a fame-hungry blogger, is on a crusade against sugar, and she’ll go to any lengths to secure bad publicity for Marnie’s shop.Marnie fights back with homemade sugar-free treats, but with her best friend Beth heavily pregnant, her grandmother Celia recovering from an operation, and her very recently ex-boyfriend Alex returning to Shipley with a new love, Marnie has a lot on her plate.And then there’s Josh, with whom Marnie is struggling to keep her relationship strictly professional…Will both the sweet shop and love flourish?A deliciously heartwarming read about family, friends and handmade coconut ice. Perfect for fans of Cressida McLaughlin, Debbie Johnson, and Tilly Tennant.What people are saying about The Beachside Sweet Shop:‘I do love a book that can make me giggle after just a few pages. As well as being funny, the storyline had a homely feel to it, reading it made me feel comfortable, relaxed and welcome…It’s amazing how much drama one little sweet shop can create! I was captivated, and sometimes surprised, by the goings on in the little village shop…a bright read that left a smile on my face and my taste buds in need of some sweet treats.’ 5* V Family Fun‘I smiled all of the way through this gorgeous heart-warming read. A lot of the sweets reminded me of my childhood. The fictional Seaside town of Shipley sounds gorgeous, I almost packed my bags and started looking on TripAdvisor for a place to stay. The characters and storyline are just everything I adore in a book. I can honestly say that I felt quite sad to be saying farewell to everyone at the end.’ 5* The Reading Shed‘Brilliant! Such a beautiful, heart warming story! Loved every word! So well written. A magical, feel good tale. Loved, loved, loved. Highly recommend it to everyone.’ Renita D’Silva‘Had me chortling away…really funny…A fabulous candy cane of a read. I absolutely loved it.’ 5* Short Book and Scribe‘Light-hearted and witty...Kept me glued to the pages.’ 4* On My Bookshelf‘I feared I would short circuit my Kindle with tears from laughing.’ 5* Books from Dusk til Dawn‘Funny, heart-warming and entertaining.’ 4* Where the Reader Grows‘Light, quick moving and engaging.’ 4* I am Indeed‘Very enjoyable… a lovely read infused with warmth, humour and romance.’ Shaz’s Book Blog<br…

The Boyfriend

by Laura Southgate

Winner of the Adam Foundation PrizeErica is 17 and in her last year of high school. Donny is 42 and everywhere - in her yoga class, at German Club, in her parents' spare room . . .The story of a young woman who finds herself subject to the gravitational field of a charismatic man, The Boyfriend is a cautionary tale about blindly accepting traditional 'love' narratives. This clear-eyed, dismaying and often hilarious examination of sexual desire, trauma and growth is a remarkable debut and a perfect novel for our time.

Beyond Betrayal: The Priest Sex Abuse Crisis, the Voice of the Faithful, and the Process of Collective Identity

by Patricia Ewick Marc W. Steinberg

In 2002, the national spotlight fell on Boston’s archdiocese, where decades of rampant sexual misconduct from priests—and the church’s systematic cover-ups—were exposed by reporters from the Boston Globe. The sordid and tragic stories of abuse and secrecy led many to leave the church outright and others to rekindle their faith and deny any suggestions of institutional wrongdoing. But a number of Catholics vowed to find a middle ground between these two extremes: keeping their faith while simultaneously working to change the church for the better. Beyond Betrayal charts a nationwide identity shift through the story of one chapter of Voice of the Faithful (VOTF), an organization founded in the scandal’s aftermath. VOTF had three goals: helping survivors of abuse; supporting priests who were either innocent or took risky public stands against the wrongdoers; and pursuing a broad set of structural changes in the church. Patricia Ewick and Marc W. Steinberg follow two years in the life of one of the longest-lived and most active chapters of VOTF, whose thwarted early efforts at ecclesiastical reform led them to realize that before they could change the Catholic Church, they had to change themselves. The shaping of their collective identity is at the heart of Beyond Betrayal, an ethnographic portrait of how one group reimagined their place within an institutional order and forged new ideas of faith in the wake of widespread distrust.

Education and Girls on the Autism Spectrum: Developing an Integrated Approach

by Christopher Gillberg Judy Eaton Alexandra Sturrock Siobhan O'Hagan Sarah Wild Gareth D. Morewood Carla Tomlinson Elizabeth Critchley Sarah-Jane Critchley Rachael Salter

Addressing the gender gap in the understanding of autism, this multi-perspective book explores the educational needs of girls on the autism spectrum from early years to secondary school, in both mainstream and special settings. The collection, comprising insights from autistic women and girls and educational and medical professionals makes recommendations for a collaborative and integrated approach that enables girls on the spectrum to reach their full potential. By establishing close collaborations between girls on the spectrum, their parents, teachers and specialist professionals, the field can move forwards in terms of providing understanding and an appropriate educational framework for success.

Trans Love: An Anthology of Transgender and Non-Binary Voices

by Freiya Benson

Selected as a 2019 LGBT Book of the Year by Dazed and Ms. MagazineA ground-breaking anthology of writing on the topic of love, written by trans and non-binary people who share their thoughts, feelings and experiences of love in all its guises. The collection spans familial, romantic, spiritual and self-love as well as friendships and ally love, to provide a broad and honest understanding of how trans people navigate love and relationships, and what love means to them.Reclaiming what love means to trans people, this book provokes conversations that are not reflected in what is presently written, moving the narrative around trans identities away from sensationalism. At once intimate and radical, and both humorous and poignant, this book is for anyone who has loved, who is in love, and who is looking for love.

Music Therapy in Children and Young People's Palliative Care

by Mike Gilroy Kathryn Cave Kirsty Ormston Victoria Kammin Cathy Ibberson Janet McLachlan Dr Giorgos Tsiris Sarah Hodkinson Nathan Vanstone-Howe Joanne Edgar Dr Daphne Rickson

This book brings together music therapists who have worked in the challenging and rewarding world of children's palliative care. Examining techniques from working just with the breath, to technological advances in music therapy such as assistive recording and electronic downloading, it highlights the benefits music therapy can bring when working alongside children and young people. Drawing on the knowledge of expert music therapists, the book provides accessible guidance that practitioners can apply to their own work, including on professional development as part of a multi-disciplinary team, service evaluation, and managing publicity in the hospice setting. It addresses work with different client groups, such as teenagers, and discusses therapy with family members, including siblings. Music therapists and healthcare practitioners will be provided with the tools to reflect on their own professional challenges and deepen their understanding of the important role of music therapy in this sector.

Social Work with Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Migrants: Theory and Skills for Practice

by Anna Turner Marian Liebmann Anna Gupta Dan Tucker Jude Boyles Mark Doidge Suryia Nayak Colin Turbett Lucy Mort Rebecca Yeo Natalia Farmer Jen Ang Katy Tolman Hannah Berry Rachael Bee Jo Vincent Elaine Ortiz Annemarie Morsch Joanne Vincett Lynn King Durani Rapozo Ana Draper

Mass-migration, conflict and poverty are now persistent features of our globalised world. This reference book for social workers and service providers offers constructive ideas for practice within an inter-disciplinary framework. Each chapter speaks to a skill and knowledge area that is key to this work, bringing together myriad voices from across disciplines, interspersed with the vital perspectives of asylum seekers, refugees and migrants themselves. The book discusses the specific challenges faced when working in the community, and where people have suffered torture, in the context of social work practiced from an ethical value-base. Staying up to date with the latest developments in policy; and addressing key specific skills needed to work with people affected by borders, this book is a valuable resource for both practitioners and students.

Inclusive Education for Autistic Children: Helping Children and Young People to Learn and Flourish in the Classroom

by Rebecca Wood

This book presents original, empirical research that reframes how educators should consider autism and educational inclusion. Rebecca Wood carefully unpicks common misapprehensions about autism and how autistic children learn, and reconsiders what inclusion can and should mean for autistic learners in school settings. Drawing on research and interwoven with comments from autistic child and adult contributors throughout, the book argues that inclusion will only work if the ways in which autistic children think, learn, communicate and exhibit their understanding are valued and supported. Such an approach will benefit both the learner and the whole classroom. Considering topics such as the sensory environment, support, learning and cognition, school curriculums, communication and socialisation, this much needed book offers ideas and insight that reflect the practical side of day-to-day teaching and learning, and shows how thinking differently about autism and inclusion will equip teachers to effectively improve teaching conditions for the whole school.

Catatonia, Shutdown and Breakdown in Autism: A Psycho-Ecological Approach

by Amitta Shah

This ground-breaking book provides the first detailed clinical analysis of the various manifestations of catatonia, shutdown and breakdown in autistic individuals, with a new assessment framework (ACE-S) and guidance on intervention and management strategies using a psycho-ecological approach. Based on Dr Amitta Shah's lifetime of clinical experience in Autism Spectrum Disorders, and her research in collaboration with Dr Lorna Wing, this much needed book will be a valuable resource for professionals, autistic individuals and their families and carers.

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