Silent Boy: He Was a Frightened Boy Who Refused to Speak - Until a Teacher's Love Broke Through the Silence
From the author of Sunday Times bestsellers One Child and Ghost Girl comes a heartbreaking story of a boy trapped in silence and the teacher who rescued him. When special education teacher Torey Hayden first met fifteen-year-old Kevin, he was barricaded under a table. Desperately afraid of the world around him, he hadna??t spoken a word in eight years. He was considered hopeless, incurable. But Hayden refused to believe it, though she realised it might well take a miracle to break through the walls he had built around himself. With unwavering devotion and gentle, patient love, she set out to free him a?? and slowly uncovered a shocking violent history and a terrible secret that an unfeeling bureaucracy had simply filed away and forgotten. Torey refused to give up on this tragic a??lost case.a?? For a trapped and frightened boy desperately needed her help a?? and she knew in her heart she could not rest easy until she had rescued him from the darkness.
A reissue of a novel originally published in 1990 which has been unavailable for over 12 months. Set in the 1960s, explores the reality of sin and the fantasy of sexual obsession as well as the human need for redemption, love and lasting happiness.
Fraud is the British white collar crime and it has a long and dishonourable history in Britain. Business fraud was estimated at 3.3 billion pounds in 1995 and to combat the sophistication of frequently intelligent and ingenious fraudsters, the Serious Fraud Office was set up in April 1988 to handle frauds involving more than five million pounds. Since then, a long list of high-profile failures (or at the very least, strategic blunders) has called the purpose of the SFO into question. This account of the first six years of the SFO will do little to enhance its reputation. The new edition has been updated to include the role of the SFO in the trial of the Maxwell brothers.
Glancing Fires is a ground-breaking work on the meaning and production of feminist artisitic expression. The contributors explore the connections and contradictions between their work - as writers, artists, singers, dancers, teachers - and their lives. In a careful and rigorous commentary Lesley Saunders places these exploartions in a wide political context which addresses questions of sexuality, class and race. This is a challenging and inspiring contribution to the firle of feminist literay and political theory.
An examination of the political position of Tony Blair and the Labour Party in the 1990s, which discusses how the world has changed since Labour was last in power, and explores the practical differences to people's lives that a Labour government could possibly make.
Should Britain join the Euro? Is the "special relationship" between Britain and the United States a thing of the past? Will the British ever be culturally European? These are just some of the burning questions addressed in this completely up-to-date, powerful collection--a compilation of superb writing from Britain's most prominent politicians and commentators.
Things Can Only Get Better: Eighteen Miserable Years in the Life of a Labour Supporter, 1979-1997
A personal account of a Labour supporter's miserable eighteen years under a Tory government. A literary debut which combines wit with barbed insight from the author who has been a full time comedy writer since the voters of Battersea sacked him from his previous job as an MP's researcher for the House of Commons.
From the author of the bestselling Forgotten Voices of the Great War comes a final look at the last 21 living British veterans of the First World War. These interviews, conducted in 2004, will never be repeated, as the youngest was 106 years old, and most are now gone. These first-person accounts follow the young soldiers from their homes throughout Britain to the raging battles while in the service of the Royal Field Artillery, Black Watch, Royal Navy, and others. These combat experiences should never be forgotten.
So much to do, so little time, so best to start early. Full of things to make, achieve, learn (and some things you shouldn't learn) this is the perfect handbook for any child who wants to revel in being young and not-boring. Can you... Make an origami frog? Lie convincingly? Operate as a spy? Parents may need these skills (not origami) to wrest their child's copy from them and indulge in all the fun they should have had...
A naive young man, a railway enthusiast and radio buff, was caught up in the fall of the British Empire at Singapore in 1942. He was put to work on the 'Railway of Death' - the Japanese line from Thailand to Burma. Exhaustively and brutally tortured by the Japanese for making a crude radio, Lomax was emotionally ruined by his experiences. Almost 50 years after the war, however, his life was changed by the discovery that his interrogator, the Japanese interpreter, was still alive - their reconciliation is the culmination of this extraordinary story.
Eric Lomax was born in 1919. During the Second World War he was captured and tortured by the Japanese Army and forced to work on the notorious Burma-Siam railway. He met and forgave his torturer in 1995. He now lives in Berwick-upon-Tweed.
A profound and beautifully written story...one of the most moving accounts to have come out of the Second World War,This book has to be read,This beautiful, awkward book tells the story of a fine and awkward man. Here, I think, is an account that rises above mere timeliness and comes near to being a classic of autobiography
AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE UK Geisha: the mystique never dies. Available again, this classic bestseller offers an intimate glimpse into a unique female community. In her account of her experience as the Kyoto geisha Ichigiku, Liza Dalby - the only non-Japanese ever to have trained as a geisha - reveals the realities of a world that has long been the subject of rumour and fantasy, and that continues to fascinate Japanese and Westerners alike.
In his own inimitable style, Boris Johnson turns his attention to the culture, manners and morals of British society, giving us a humorous, at times furious, but always entertaining read.A witty anthology of pieces comprising Boris Johnson's thoughts on everything from the presidency of Tony Blair to the idiosyncracies of modern British culture.Focusing on Diana, the age of self-expression, the end of culture, the moment of the Yuppies, and liberty versus freedom, Johnson takes us on a rollercaoster ride through contemporary Britain. He has also interviewed many of the key figures in the political and cultural worlds over the last sixteen years and addresses what these personalities tell of our age.Boris Johnson's writings have appeared in a variety of British and American magazines and newspapers. Vigorous, idiosyncratic, always intelligent and informed, with a very interesting perspective on our times, Counterpunch is a pleasure to read.
The Plan offers a bold vision of what America can be. It shows the way for both parties to move beyond the old political arguments and make progress for the American people. And it offers an innovative agenda for America - with ideas that address the nation’s most pressing challenges by doing more for Americans and asking Americans to do more for their country in return. Each of these ideas offers a clean break with the status quo, yet all are positive, practical, and can be put into action right away. Built on the authors’ firm beliefs that politicians owe the people real answers, that citizenship is a responsibility, not an entitlement program, and that the Democratic Party succeeds when America succeeds, the highly anticipated Plan delivers, challenges, and inspires.
The Penguin Careers Guide is the indispensable and practical source for anyone seeking careers information. Now fully revised and updated for its fourteenth edition, it contains in-depth discussions of hundreds of possible careers, with invaluable advice on education, training and employment issues. Whether you're just starting out after college or returning to work, looking for a full or part-time position, wondering how to set up your own business or finance your studies, this is the essential guide to point you in the right direction.
If friends at school ask tough questions like "Are humans just grown-up monkeys?" or "Is the Bible true?" what do you say? Here's a book of clues to tackling the answers to these and lots more tricky questions.
Whether it is the idea of working for oneself, enjoying more sunshine or simply wishing to spend more time with one's family, millions of us dream about leaving our 9-5 jobs and moving abroad. This book will bring you closer to that reality. Packed with practical advice and inspiring stories from the families featured in the series, NO GOING BACK - BUYING ABROAD is your key to escaping the rat race. Drawing on the experience of the NO GOING BACK families, the book will explain what budget you will need to move to various countries, how to arrange mortgages and work permits, how to get your children in to schools and many other tips. Whether you wish to have an olive farm in Tuscany or a hotel in the Alps, this book will show you how.
Concentrate: Equity and Trusts is a high quality revision guide which covers the main topics found on undergraduate and GDL courses. The clear, succinct coverage of key legal points within a specific topic area, including key cases, enables students to quickly grasp the fundamental principles of this area of law. The book focuses on the needs of students to succeed in their exams, showing how all the legal rules fit together and the approach that should be adopted when answering questions. A range of pedagogical features help with preparation for exams and suggest numerous ways to improve marks.
In the 1950s, shortly after her father's death, Judith Kelly was left in the care of nuns at a Catholic orphanage while her mother searched for a place for them to live. She was eight years old. Far from being cared for, Judith found herself in a savage and terrifying institution where physical, emotional, and sexual abuse was the daily norm and the children's lives were reduced to stark survival. As the months became years and no word came from her mother, she sought comfort instead from the girls around her, and especially the bright, angel-voiced Frances, who seemed miraculously untouched by the nuns' persecution and the abject misery surrounding her. When a tragic accident robbed Judith of her dearest friend, the traumatic memories of the event were to trouble her deeply, long into her adult life. Years later, at a kibbutz in Israel, Judith met and befriended an elderly Holocaust survivor. It was a friendship that began with an instinctive recognition of the fear and suffering each had experienced, and one that would begin an emotional journey culminating in Judith's return to the Nazareth House orphanage to confront her memories and to achieve some measure of peace. Updated and revised by the author to confront her critics, this astonishing, moving, and deeply shocking memoir resonates in the mind long after the final page.
A reproduction of the classic text, unavailable now for more than a decade, with a new introduction by the author. The Hite Report, first published in 1976, was a sexual revolution in six hundred pages. To answer sensitive questions dealing with the most intimate details of women's sexuality, Hite's innovation was simple: she asked women, a lot of them, everything--and published the results.One hundred thousand women, ages fourteen to seventy-eight, were asked what they do and don't like about sex; how orgasm really feels, with and without intercourse;how it feels not to have an orgasm during sex; the importance of clitoral stimulation and masturbation; and to name the greatest pleasures and frustrations of their sexual lives, among many other questions.The Hite Report declares that orgasm is easy and strong for women, given the right stimulation; that most women have orgasm most easily during masturbation or clitoral stimulation by hand; that sex as we define it is a cultural institution, not a biological one; and that attitudes must change to include the stimulation women desire.
Hum the song while you strum your heartstrings with thisirresistible collection of love stories; inspired by the songsof some of the greatest musicians of the 50s and 60s.Heart-stopping romance, raw passion, desperate tragedyand swooningly dishy chaps, all packed into a handyhandbag-sized volume. Faithfully reproduced from the original Fleetway weekly story libraries, this throbbing compendium will have pulses racing and toes tapping. So, whether it?s brings back distant memories of the village hop with the local heart throb or gives you giggle at the innocence of times past, restore your faith in good old-fashioned romance and remember, the girl always gets the dreamboat in the end.
The Last Governor: Chris Patten and the Handover of Hong Kong
Using unrivalled access to Chris Patten, Britain's last governor of Hong Kong, Jonathan Dimbleby provides a compelling narrative of a great political and human drama: the final chapter in Britain's colonial history, the five years leading up to the handover of Hong Kong and its five million people to Communist China on July 1, 1997. Since 1992 Dimbleby had privileged access to Patten, and to key diplomats, politicians, and business leaders in Hong Kong, as he developed both this book and a five-part BBC TV series, which was shown on TVOntario. He sets the crisis--with its many consequences for Canada and the rest of the world--against 150 years of Anglo-Chinese relationships since the Opium Wars and the seizure of Hong Kong. He also provides a panoramic portrait of colonial rule and of the shining capitalist "jewel" itself, using the voices of its people--from the richest entrepreneur to the poorest refugee. The Last Governor is one of those rare and exciting books that captures history in the making.
Easy Company, 506th Airborne Division, U.S. Army, was as good a rifle company as any in the world. From their rigorous training in Georgia in 1942 to D-Day and victory, Ambrose tells the story of this remarkable company, which kept getting the tough assignments. Easy Company was responsible for everything from parachuting into France early D-Day morning to the capture of Hitler's Eagle's Nest at Berchtesgaden. "Band of Brothers" is the account of the men of this remarkable unit who fought, went hungry, froze, and died, a company that took 150 percent casualities and considered the Purple Heart a badge of office. Drawing on hours of interviews with survivors as well as the soldiers' journals and letters, Stephen Ambrose tell the stories -- often in the men's own words -- of these American hereoes.
Starting and Running a B and B: A Practical Guide to Setting Up and Managing a Bed and Breakfast Business
A practical guide to setting up & managing a Bed & Breakfast in the British Isles Stewart Whyte More and more people are considering buying a property that can pay for its upkeep and give its owners a comfortable lifestyle. This book will tell you all you need to know to make your B&B a truly special place to stay!
In The Blair Effect, Arthur Seldon has brought together a group of academics and journalists to produce the best book on the Blair government we are likely to get this side of the general election. In an unprecedented period of news management and spin doctoring, they knock the shine off the ball and tell it how it how it really has been. There is no disinformation to deal with here, but instead deft and analytical dealing with all the reverse swing--the 28 experts in their own fields cut through the political cackle and objectively lay down the effects of Blair's first four years. They are by no means hostile. The contributors coolly and conscientiously analyse what Blair and his ministerial colleagues have achieved. No Labour government in history, as Seldon points out, has come to power with so many initial advantages. Seldon is especially instructive in his overview, synthesising the arguments in two revealing tables on the net effects and the quality of the government work, but it is invidious to particularise on a book which is so full of astute observations and reflections. All of his contributors have important points to make across the whole spectrum of politics and the workings of Whitehall. Anyone seriously interested in politics, whatever their persuasion, should put it at the top of their reading list.-- Michael Hatfield
Mindpower: How to Use Your Mind to Heal Your Body (European Medical Journal)
Nothing has the potential to influence your health quite as much as your mind. Mindpower (reprinted 8 times in the UK alone)is the sequel and companion volume to Bodypower. Most doctors around the world now agree that at least 75% of all illnesses can be caused or made worse by stress and anxiety. But although your mind can make you ill, it also has an enormous capacity to heal and cure. Mindpower will show you how to use your extroardinary natural, mental powers to improve your health.
Top agony uncle Matt Whyman provides frank information on subjects of vital interest to teenage boys: puberty and private parts, sex and smoking, girls, mates and home life. He answers all the questions they're dying to ask, but daren't ndash; and tells it straight: 'Nowadays it can seem as if everyone is down on boys. XY doesn't go there. You won't find any kind of judgement about who you are, or any attempt to spin you some kind of agenda. It just serves up clear and balanced info about issues central to your life, and leaves the smart moves up to you.' For ages 12-15.
A Brother's Journey - Surviving A Childhood Of Abuse
Richard Pelzer saw firsthand the abuse the child they called 'It' endured. Richard himself was often Dave's tormentor in order to stay on the good side of their mother. But when Dave was taken away from home and put into foster care after his abuse was reported to the police, Richard became the new 'It'. He grew up not only suffering horrendous abuse himself but also wracked with guilt over his treatment of his brother. This is a harrowing tale, but also a story of courage, as Richard also escapes his tormentor and manages to rebuild his life. In later years the two brothers were reunited and are now on good terms.
From the author of the best-selling "Guinness Dictionary of Poisonous Quotes", comes a unique collection of intentional and often witty reworkings of hundreds of well-known sayings, catchphrases and quotations. Taking as its inspiration Dorothy Parker's celebrated deliberate misquotation "You can lead a horticulture, but you can't make her think", "The Guinness Dictionary of Misquotations" cites an original quotation and follows it with a chronological list of sometimes irreverent modifications. Thus Seneca's well-known "All art is an imitation of nature" is followed by Cervantes' lesser-known version "Good painters imitate nature. Bad ones vomit it", together with other amusing and scurrilous variants. Here, too, are some unusual versions of some classic quotes. "Gentlemen prefer blondes" becomes "Genitals prefer blondes" and "Gentlemen prefer blondes because they get dirty quicker". "The Guinness Dictionary of Misquotations" also traces some well-known sayings to an unexpected source. For instance, Shakespeare's oft-quoted "All the world's a stage..." from "As You Like It" is predated by over a thousand years by Palladas' "All life is a stage and a play, so learn to play your part". The book will also feature a number of thematic spreads looking at what writers and graffitti artists have done with advertising slogans and film titles. The famous "polo mint" slogan, "the mint with the hole" resurfaced in somewhat amended form as "the hole with the mint..." to describe the Welsh village of Llantrisant, where the Royal Mint relocated in the 1980s. "The Guinness Dictionary of Misquotations" provides a useful source of unusual and rarely anthologised quotations for speechwriters, broadcasters and journalists. It will appeal to anyone interested in the history and development of some of the world's most famous sayings and to anyone who revels in verbal dexterity and imaginative and playful use of language.
"On 13 September 2007, Robert Peston broke the news that Northern Rock had become a victim of the global credit crunch and was seeking an emergency loan from the Bank of England. It was the latest in a long line of scoops by this award-winning journalist. Over the weeks that followed, the Government found itself exposed to the Rock to the tune of 57 billion or almost [pound]2000 for every taxpayer." "Britain woke up to a new reality about the risks of globalisation: issues normally discussed on the business pages of broadsheet newspapers suddenly became front page tabloid news. Not understanding the way international business and money markets affect us right now feels as irresponsible as leaving our front doors open at night." "As Robert Peston shows in his new book, the seeds for the collapse of Northern Rock and the upheavals in the financial markets were sown years before. Who Runs Britain? is the first time anyone has drawn all the threads together to weave a story that's rich in extraordinary characters and outrageous feats of economic bravado. We meet chief executives, hedge fund managers, entrepreneurs, private equity partners, politicians and civil servants, all of whom have talked exclusively to Peston for this book." "The book is about the widening gap between the super-rich and the rest of us. It explores - and explodes - the myth that the financial creativity of those who are amassing these vast fortunes is good for the wider economy and for all of us. It examines how and why the main political parties are in thrall to the putative giants of wealth-creation."--BOOK JACKET.
York Notes on Nathaniel Hawthorne's "Scarlet Letter" (York Notes Advanced)
Key Features: Study methods Introduction to the text Summaries with critical notes Themes and techniques Textual analysis of key passages Author biography Historical and literary background Modern and historical critical approaches Chronology Glossary of literary terms
Take Ten for Writers: 1000 writing exercises to build momentum in just 10 minutes a day
Looking for ideas? This book of ten-minute writing exercises gives you 100 exercises with ten different variables for 1,000 prompts. You'll learn to play around with starting phrases, the last sentence of the story, locations and more. It only takes ten minutes to open up your writing to boundless possibilities!
New parents can now rely on more than 200 tried and true slumber solutions taken from the real sleep experts: parents grandparents nannies and doctors. Penny Warner delivers here the widest selection of time-tested tricks from classic (take a drive around the block) to quirky (fake sleep next to your baby). With lullabies nursery rhymes and lists of helpful sleep aides it's an indispensable resource. Parents can flag their favorites then relax knowing everyone will rest easy.
Your Child's Strengths: Discover Them, Develop Them, Use Them
An essential book for parents and teachers that explores how childrens individual strengths create success With this groundbreaking work, educator Jenifer Fox is poised to change the conversation about education in this country. For too long, parents and teachers have focused on identifying and fixing kids weaknesses to improve academic performance. Passionately written and informed by Foxs twenty-five years of experience, Your Childs Strengths turns that flawed paradigm on its head. Foxs strengths-based philosophy provides the tools to prepare kids for the future in a world that demands greater adaptability and creative thinking than ever before. Your Childs Strengths will give parents and teachers the tools to discover strengths in three main areas: Activity Strengths, the tasks that make you feel engaged and energized; Relationship Strengths, the things you do for and with others that make you feel valued and competent; and Learning Strengths, the unique ways we approachand understand new information. All three strengths work in tandem. Pairing inspiring firsthand accounts of success with practical workbook tools and an outline of the award- winning Affinities Program Fox has implemented at her own school, this much- needed book is a user- friendly guide for parents, teachers, and administrators that will improve individual performance and an indispensable road map for young people and society to a future that plays to strengths.
Key Facts has been specially written for students studying law. It is the essential revision tool for a broad range of law courses. The series is written and edited by an expert team of authors whose experience means they know exactly what is required in a revision aid. They include examiners, barristers and lecturers who have brought their expertise and knowledge to the series to make it user-friendly and accessible. Key features include: user-friendly layout and style; diagrams, charts and tables to illustrate key points; summary charts at a basic level, followed by more detailed explanations, to aid revision at every level, pocket sized and easily portable; highly-regarded authors.
York Notes on William Shakespeare's "King Henry IV, Part 1" (Longman Literature Guides)
York Notes are ideal study guides for English literature A level and GCSE students, and also provide good background information for first year university level. Covering major works from medieval to modern English literature, and contemporary works from America, the Commonwealth and the Third World, York Notes offer a high standard of literary criticism, stimulating ideas and thought provoking questions. Each guide is written by an expert and will help the reader to think independently about the text being studied.
The Chinaman understood death Jungle-skilled, silent and lethal, he had killed for the Viet Cong and then for the Americans. He had watched helpless when his two eldest daughters had been raped and killed by Thai pirates.
Now all that was behind him. Quiet,hard-working and unassuming, he was building up his South London take-away business. Until the day his wife and youngest daughter were destroyed by an IRA bomb.
Then he began to ask the authorities who were the men responsible, what was being done - and was turned away, fobbed off, treated as a nuisance.Which was when the Chinaman, denied justice, decided on revenge...and went back to war.
Oliver Twist is an orphan who was born in a workhouse. After an unhappy apprenticeship, Oliver runs away to London where he falls in with thieves, headed by Fagin. He is rescued by Mr Brownlow but the gang kidnap him back. Oliver discovers the identity of his parents and the gang is exposed.
Part of a series tailored to student's requirements by experienced teachers, this guide to company law provides a wide range of information on the subject, including the promotion of companies, shares, borrowing, debentures and charges, crimes and torts, duties of directors and publicity.
Kevin Lewis grew up on a council estate in South London. Beaten and starved by his parents, ignored by the social services and bullied at school, he was offered a chance to escape this nightmare world and was put into care. Despite all his best efforts to make things work out, his life spiralled out of control. At the age of 17, not able to make a proper living, he became caught up in the criminal underworld of London, where he was known as "The Kid". From the violent anger he suffered at the hands of his mother and father, to the continuous torments at school; from the way in which he coped with rejection from people he trusted, to suffering from bulimia and a wish to take his own life, Kevin tells the story of how he has managed to make a better life for himself.
Part of a first stage language course in German, this book is published alongside three C-90 cassettes and a grammar workbook. This beginner's German course is drawn from a combined BBC Radio and Television course. A 3 cassette pack providing an introduction to simple, everyday German.
In 1616, an English adventurer, Nathaniel Courthope, stepped ashore on a remote island in the East Indies on a secret mission - to persuade the islanders of Run to grant a monopoly to England over their nutmeg, a fabulously valuable spice in Europe. This infuriated the Dutch, who were determined to control the world's nutmeg supply. For five years Courthope and his band of thirty men were besieged by a force one hundred times greater - and his heroism set in motion the events that led to the founding of the greatest city on earth. A beautifully told adventure story and a fascinating depiction of exploration in the seventeenth century, NATHANIEL'S NUTMEG sheds a remarkable light on history.