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  • A House Called Helen: A Story of the First Hospice for Children

    In August 1978, at the age of two-and-a-half, Helen was admitted to hospital with a brain tumour. Although it was removed, Helen lay in a coma for most of the six months she remained in hospital before her parents were able to take her home. To this day she remains in a severely impaired state, and requires constant attention. Helen's parents, Jacqueline and Richard, had become aware of the inability of large hospitals to cope with severely ill and dying children. They were also aware of the pressure on parents when they had a sick child at home. As a result, they set about planning the small children's hospice, Helen House, which was funded entirely by the public and is now a charity. The hospice opened in November 1992. The book tells the family's story and that of the hospice which bears Helen's name, and which has housed many thousands of children.

  • The Times Quick Crossword Book 3

    Give your memory a workout and hone your general knowledge with 80 definition-style puzzles from The Times2 section. Containing 80 definition-style puzzles all reflecting the T2's unique style, and encompassing a wide range of topics from geography, to literature, history and culture, this collection will test your word power and boost your general knowledge to boot. Compiled by the T2 Crossword Editor and taken from the T2 section of The Times, these quick accessible puzzles are utterly absorbing and addictive, yet concise enough to be completed on the move. With clues that are satisfyingly skilful and solutions helpfully provided at the back of the book, Times T2 Crossword Book 3 is guaranteed to entertain your brain. Previously published as The Times T2 Crossword book 3.

  • Paulo Coelho: Confessions of a Pilgrim

    Revealing interviews with the author of The Alchemist and Veronika Decides to Die This fascinating book is full of Paulo's unique insights and life story and will have huge appeal for his fans. It is the closest thing there is to an autobiography by Paulo. The conversational style interviews, conducted by eminent journalist Juan Arias, are entertaining and inspiring, and cover a wide range of topics: Paulo's being institutionalised as a young man for his artistic leanings *His kidnapping and torture by paramilitaries *His experiences with Black Magic and drugs *His epiphany at Dauchau, and vision of his own death *His views on the nature of writing and the spiritual quest

  • From Beirut to Jerusalem: One Man's Middle Eastern Odyssey

    A Second Edition of Thomas Friedman's stunning book, the first edition of which won the American National Book Award. `If you're only going to read one book on the Middle East, this is it.' Seymour Hersh In this lucid, incisive and memorable book, acclaimed on both sides of the Atlantic, Friedman reaches deeper into the traumatic and complex recent history of the conflicts in the Middle East than any previous writer. For this new edition, Friedman has added a further two chapters that bring the book up to 1995 and the unfolding - and stalling - of the Middle Eastern peace process. From Beirut to Jerusalem is wonderully shrewd, surprisingly funny and indispensable to anyone seeking a fuller understanding of the political causes and psychological effects of the seemingly endless strife which besets this embattled region.

  • Ice Cream!

    Find out lots of fascinating, mouth-watering facts about ice cream, including what it is made from, how it is made, and when people first ate it.

  • Your Child Can Think Like a Genius: How to Unlock the Gifts in Every Child

    Bring out the best in your children with this book, written with the busy parent in mind. Leading expert Bernadette Tynan, who works with parents, children and teachers, reveals that every child has their own gifts and will excel with a parent's support. Includes exercises, games and puzzles to develop creative thinking and problem solving skills.

    What Tynan shows us today, every parent will do tomorrow.

    In this innovative and exciting new book, Tynan, expert in gifted children, explodes the myths about genius. Fascinating facts mix with witty insights for easy-reading. Fun and practical activities for children give them skills to unlock their natural gifts and creativity.

    Parents are given straight answers to tough questions: why 'one size doesn't fit all in learning'; what we can learn from the childhoods of geniuses; why genius is made more than born; how to crack school ability and IQ tests; how our brains think and learn; how to tailor-make learning for exam success, and more.

    Children's individual gifts come in many different packages, - the trick is to know what to look for and how to nurture them. Tynan shows us how, and places at every child's fingertips the definitive guide to realising their own special gifts in 21C.

  • Collins Spanish Dictionary

    The world's leading Spanish/English dictionary, revised to cover all the latest vocabulary, with a clear,colour layout. Ideal for advanced learners and professional users of Spanish. This seventh edition of the market-leading Spanish dictionary draws once again on Collins' unique multi-million word databases of contemporary English and Spanish to ensure the user has the most complete and accurate picture of real language available today. The dictionary is ideal for advanced learners and professionals using Spanish. * This edition has been revised to include all the latest vocabulary from a wide range of fields, with additional language and grammatical notes to tackle classic translation problems. * Special treatment of long and complex entries, with key phrases, idioms and set grammatical problems highlighted ensures that users find the right translation time. * The attractive, clear, colour layout ensures users find exactly what they need quickly and easily. Also available in the Collins Spanish Dictionary range are Collins Concise Spanish Dictionary, Collins Spanish Dictionary and Grammar and Collins Gem Spanish Dictionary.

  • Turquie Egée Côte : 1/435 000

    Single sided map, previously published as part of the Bartholomew South West Turkey Holiday Map. Now rebranded Collins. Scale 1: 435 000 1 cm to 4.4 kms 1 inch to 7 miles EDITION Single sided map, previously published as part of the Bartholomew South West Turkey Holiday Map. Now rebranded Collins. MAIN FEATURES Road map of the Aegean Coast of Turkey, with tourist information. Indexes to places of interest. INCLUDES Town plans of Kusadasi, Bodrum and Marmaris. Large scale site plan of the ancient city of Efes (Ephesos). Holiday factfile on back cover. AREA OF COVERAGE From Izmir in the north to Marmaris in the south WHO THE PRODUCT IS AIMED AT Tourist and package holiday maker. OTHER PRODUCTS IN THE SERIES Turkey -- Mediterranean Coast Cyprus Crete Rhodes Corfu Plus a range of maps covering most popular holiday destinations

  • Understanding Tort Law

    Tort law is the technical name for part of our system concerning civil liability. When people turn to the legal system for compensation for some injury they have suffered, the rules of tort come into play. This volume examines the place of the modern rules of tort in the social context and outlines the way in which the different rules are made. It provides a simple, accessible introduction to tort law's complex and confusing rules and vocabulary.


    Repackaged to feature Tolkien's own painting of the Tree of Amalion, this collection includes his famous essay, `On Fairy-stories' and the story that exemplifies this, `Leaf by Niggle', together with the poem `Mythopoeia' and the verse drama, `The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth', which tells of the events following the disastrous Battle of Maldon. Fairy-stories are not just for children, as anyone who has read Tolkien will know. In his essay On Fairy-Stories, Tolkien discusses the nature of fairy-tales and fantasy and rescues the genre from those who would relegate it to juvenilia. The haunting short story, Leaf by Niggle, recounts the story of the artist, Niggle, who has `a long journey to make' and is seen as an allegory of Tolkien's life. The poem Mythopoeia relates an argument between two unforgettable characters as they discuss the making of myths. Lastly, and published for the very first time, we are treated to the translation of Tolkien's account of the Battle of Maldon, known as The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth. Tree and Leaf is an eclectic, amusing, provocative and entertaining collection of works which reveals the diversity of J.R.R. Tolkien's imagination, the depth of his knowledge of English history, and the breadth of his talent as a creator of fantastic fiction.

  • Project Management in Construction

    This book is designed to provoke those involved in the process of managing construction projects to reconsider, analyze and improve the effectiveness of them. It is grounded in the systems approach to management and it distils the ideas central to such thinking and applies them to construction. It is concerned particularly with the integration of the contibutors to the process and the way in which decisions are made. The client's role in this process is distinguished and examined. Against this backcloth a variety of organizational forms available for the implementation and management of construction projects are considered in terms of their contribution to the fufilment of the clients objectives.


    Conquer your fears, phobias and negative emotions with this simple proven technique. The Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) is a psychological version of acupressure, incorporating methods from Ancient Chinese Medicine and modern-day Applied Kinesiology. Each session involves gently tapping a sequence of energy points on the body with the fingertips, which releases the negative emotion. The authors provide a clear step-by-step guide with information about where to tap and what to say. This technique can be mastered by anyone and can be used effectively without the need for a therapist. It is a remarkable treatment that has achieved amazing results for a wide range of issues. You can tap away:

    stress and panic attacks - negative emotions from jealousy to anger - bad habits and addictions - fatigue, depression and more

  • In Forkbeard's Wake: Coasting Around Scandinavia

    Suffering from culture shock following his successful pilgrimage from Canterbury to Compostela, Ben Nimmo set out again to see if the people in other parts of Europe would be as friendly as those he had met while busking. Deciding that his legs were too tired to walk any further, that travel by train or bus would be too passive, that hitch-hiking was either too fast (if it worked), or too slow (if it didn't) and that any other form of transport would require training, he settled on sailing. With little experience beyond navigating dive boats in tropical waters, Ben set out to cross the North Sea to the Baltic. He found a boat - "Peregrino", the pilgrim, a beautiful ten-year-old vessel with a hull that gleamed like a mirror - and set out on his next adventure.Meeting divers, fishermen and archaeologists; getting rip-roaringly drunk with a Swedish dentist, who taught him some new Rugby songs; gate crashing a jazz festival; nearly drowning in a force ten gale and having his boat appropriated as a playschool for a dozen children under the age of ten, Ben proved that people are indeed the same across Europe.

  • TRUTH AND BEAUTY: A Friendship

    Bestselling author and Orange Prize winner Ann Patchett's first work of non-fiction is a searing, emotionally wrenching account of her long friendship with the critically acclaimed, and recently deceased author, Lucy Grealy. 'It is remarkable for me to remember now that I thought it would be possible to walk away from her, that she might have gone on living, but without me. I know now I never would have had the strength of my convictions. I am living in a world without Lucy. I have no choice about that. If she were alive and I had that choice, I wouldn't have been able to last without her for a day.' What happens when the person who is your family is someone you aren't bound to by blood? What happens when the person you promise to love and to honour for the rest of your life is not your lover, but your best friend? In her frank and startlingly intimate first work of nonfiction,Truth & Beauty, Ann Patchett shines light on the little explored world of women's friendships and shows us what it means to stand together. Ann Patchett and Lucy Grealy met in college in 1981, and, after enrolling in the Iowa Writer's Workshop, began a friendship that would be as defining to both of their lives as their work. In her critically acclaimed and hugely successful memoir, Autobiography of a Face, Lucy Grealy wrote about the first half of her life: losing part of her jaw to childhood cancer, the years of chemotherapy and radiation, and then the endless reconstructive surgeries. In Truth & Beauty, the story isn't Lucy's life or Ann's life, but the parts of their lives they shared together. This is a portrait of unwavering commitment that spans twenty years, from the long cold winters of the Midwest, to surgical wards, to book parties in New York. Through love, fame, drugs and despair, this is what it means to be part of two lives that are intertwined. This is a tender, yet sometimes brutal book about loving the person we cannot save. It is about loyalty, and about being lifted up by the sheer effervescence of someone who knew how to live life to the fullest.

  • The Owl Service

    Winner of both the Guardian Award and the Carnegie Medal, this is an book combines mystery, adventure, history and a complex set of human relationships.

  • Dr. Karyn's Guide To The Teen Years

    Teenagers are unique beings, requiring a whole new parenting approach. Dr. Karyn Gordon, or "dk" as teens call her, knows that approach and has been coaching adolescents and parents for over a decade. She's a high-demand speaker, an expert on The Mom Show and the go-to teen parenting source for Canadian media. Using her dynamic, pragmatic advice and experience, Dr. Karyn cracks the mysterious code that defines teen behaviour.

    A book that stands alone amid other parenting guides, Dr. Karyn's Guide to the Teen Years is firmly based on what teens actually think, feel and do. Gordon explains the recent research that shows the teen brain is actually different and reveals how this difference radically affects adolescent-and parent-behaviours. Her PARENT keys, seen below, will unlock the secret to a happier, healthierparent-teen relationship.
    o Picture: the importance of thinking "big picture" and why parents have to understand what they are hoping to achieve with their teen
    o Attitude: identifying a person's overall attitude towards parenting and how one's own upbringing and family principles shape it
    o Respect: building a healthy sense of respect and self-esteem in your teenager
    o Emotion: understanding your teen's emotional brain-. and your own
    o Non-Verbal/Verbal Communication: 10 different communication styles and how they affect your relationship
    o Teach: how to teach responsibility and develop a balanced structure that reflects your family values

    Throughout the book, Gordon advises on central issues, including depression and mental illness, substance abuse, sex and sexual orientation, privacy and independence, friends and peer pressure, trouble with the law, learning styles and school choices, bullying and violence, and step-parenting. Interspersed with case studies and revealing quotes from teens, Dr. Karyn's Guide to the Teen Years is the guide all parents should read before their child's 12th birthday.

    Dr. Karyn's Guide to the Teen Years is for parents who:
    o have trouble understanding or communicating with their teen
    o worry their teen is unhappy
    o feel they're doing too much for their teen
    o wish their teen would eat healthier, spend smarter or schedule better
    o feel guilty when they say "no"

  • FLASHMAN ON THE MARCH: from the Flashman Papers 1867-8

    Coward, scoundrel, lover and cheat, but there is no better man to go into the jungle with. Join Flashman in his adventures as he survives fearful ordeals and outlandish perils across the four corners of the world. Who better to undertake a perilous mission into deepest Abyssinia, to rescue Britons held hostage by a mad emperor? When it comes to skulking in Ali Baba disguise or seducing barbarian monarchs, nobody does it better than Harry Flashman.

  • A History of Reading

    This study of the history of reading goes from the earliest examples of the clay tablets and cuneiform of ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt via the invention of printing in the 15th century to the birth of a mass reading public and today's digital revolution. It argues that it is the demands and expectations of the reader, acting alongside the creative will of the writer, that is the evolutionary motor of literary forms and genres. From man's first use of the written word simply as a form of reference, to the emergence of the first holy or devotional texts, and onto the development of fictions, both poetic and novelistic, this work aims to both challenge and enlighten.

  • Exile's Return

    The penultimate volume in The Conclave of Shadows from worldwide bestselling author Raymond E Feist. Featuring one of the most fascinating characters and scenarios ever created in the genre. The series promises to become one of the great all-time classics in the field. Once absolute ruler of his nation Kaspar, former Duke of Olasko, has been cast into exile. Abandoned in the wilds of a continent on the other side of the world and left with nothing but his wits and determination, he must fight merely to survive. Armed with guile, cunning and an iron will, he starts his odyssey with a single goal: to return to his home and revenge himself upon the man who cast him down, Talwin Hawkins. But fate has other plans for Kaspar, and as he struggles against adversity, he encounters dangers greater than any he had imagined. More is at stake than he realised and Kaspar is but a single player in a far greater game than he imagined, for pitted against the Conclave of Shadows are the agents of the Dark Empire, a looming menace that threatens not only Kaspar's homeland, but the entire world of Midkemia.

  • TURBO-CHARGE YOUR LIFE IN 14 DAYS: Turbo-Charge Your Life in 14 Days

    A practical full colour 14 day diet plan with 70 raw energy recipes from the UK's leading health coach and seminar leader, Jason Vale -- aka the Juice Master. Jason Vale is fast becoming the UK's most popular health coach. Here 'the Juice Master' offers his first ever 14 day diet programme with mental techniques and recipes presented in glorious full colour. The book includes: * A -Z of ailments and juices and foods that will help everyone * A -Z of vitamins and minerals and what role they play in the body * A -Z of fruit and veg -- which vitamins and minerals each one contains. This is cross referenced for each aliment. * Complete list of E numbers/additives/ pesticides -- what foods they're usually found in and what harm they can do to the body. * 'Superboosters' to add to juices and smoothies -- such as wheatgerm for better health Instead of the 'drug foods' he wages war against, Jason offers 70 fantastic recipes for juices, smoothies, soups, salads, stir-fries and other great meals which are dedicated to bringing you the 'raw health' you so deserve.

  • Sons of Destiny

    The twelfth part of the Saga of Darren Shan - one boy's terrifying journey from human to half-vampire to Vampire Prince. Showdown! The Hunters must face Steve Leopard, to fight for control of the night. Will Steve emerge victorious and wipe out the vampire clan? Or will the Hunters prevail? An added problem for Darren is that if the vampire triumph, he is destined to become the Lord of the Shadows and destroy humanity!!! Is he cursed by fate, or is there some way to trick Destiny? Find out in the action-packed, mind-bending, twisting, long-awaited conclusion to The Saga of Darren Shan!

  • Radio Free Albemuth

    A preliminary to Dick's masterwork, Valis, in which Phil appears as an explicitly named autobiographical character for the first time. Soon to be a major new film. As America gasps in the stranglehold of a skull-crushing totalitarian regime, a supernatural intelligence speaks from the stars... ARAMCHEK... the word scratched in the sidewalk of the President's childhood home. ARAMCHEK... the name of the subversive society `with no official membership' whose sole purpose is to overthrow the American government. ARAMCHEK... the word printed on a book which contains the President's signature - a book in the hands of a Communist Party organiser. ARAMCHEK... the name of a woman who may hold the key - and who has only weeks to live. Will the agents of the omniscient Valis succeed in their mission of liberation? Or will the seek-and-destroy tactics of President Ferris F. Freemont extend the mind-numbing grip of the Antagonist across the parameters of the free world? In Radio Free Albemuth, his last novel, Philip K. Dick morphed and recombined themes that had informed his fiction from A Scanner Darkly to VALIS and produced a wild, impassioned work that reads like a visionary alternate history of the United States. Agonizingly suspenseful, darkly hilarious, and filled with enough conspiracy theories to thrill the most hardened paranoid, Radio Free Albemuth is proof of Dick's stature as our century's greatest science fiction writer. This prophetic novel of social control and political oppression is now to be turned into a major new movie starring Alanis Morrissette, which promises a provocative and edgy antidote to the summer blockbusters.

  • The Big Turnip

    A wordless retelling of the classic story, in which farmer, his family and friends try to pull up an enormous turnip.

  • Introduction to Sheep Farming

    Sheep farming has become more attractive in recent years because sheep demand little other than pasture. The sheep is one of the most economic animals for exploiting grass leys used as break crops in cereal farming, it requires less capital expenditure than other forms of livestock and does not need large quantities of expensive concentrates. This practical textbook provides all the basic information required by students of agriculture; it is also suitable for farmers who are interested in setting up in sheep production. Practical aspects of anatomy, physiology and nutrition are linked directly to husbandry. The book emphasizes the importance of flexibility and adapting systems to suit circumstances rather than imposing a rigid set of rules, and animal health is treated as an integral part of husbandry with emphasis on disease prevention.

  • The age of Kali

    Featured in the pages of The Age of Kali are flashy Bombay drinks parties and violent village blood feuds as well as a group of vegetarian terrorists intent on destroying India's first Kentucky Fried Chicken outlet.