By Tim Geary
It's never been done before, so Saul Weissman decides to do it. The century's greatest retailer is going to create the first ever male supermodel to launch his new cologne. All that employee Miles Jensen has to do is find the perfect man. Two weeks, twenty-four time zones and countless agencies and nightclubs later, Miles returns to New York with six possibles - among them an Italian playboy, a British ex-army officer and a Brazilian Casanova. They may be worlds apart but they're all hungry for the six million dollar contract. Some of them want it more badly than others. One will stop at nothing to get it.
Echo of Another Time
By Audrey Howard
Celie Marlow begins working in the Latimers' kitchen when she is only ten, learning her art from Mrs Harper. By the age of 18 she has become a talented cook. But when she falls in love with a Latimer, all their lives change with frightening swiftness.Driven from her home, Celie finds unexpected success in a new venture with her old boss - then loses everything once more. Thrown on to the streets of Liverpool, penniless and desperate, she will have to find her own way.'Her thousands of fans recognise the artistry of a true storyteller' Lancashire Life
Effective Teaching, Effective Learning
By Alice M. Fairhurst, Lisa L. Fairhurst
Drawing on contemporary psychological insights, this book shows how both teaching and learning styles are rooted in the dynamics of personality. By opening the door to a whole range of teaching techniques addressing the personality needs of different students, Effective Teaching, Effective Learning will prove an invaluable aid to classroom teachers, parents, school psychologists, counselors, administrators, and all those concerned with contemporary educational issues. Filled with practical, concrete suggestions, this book: clarifies the strengths and weaknesses of different teaching and learning styles, helps teachers get more satisfaction out of teaching by identifying new ways to reach students with various learning styles, matches the different types of learners with the teaching approaches and materials most likely to work for them, provides specific steps for handling conflict, discipline, and academic and interpersonal issues.
Experiential Activities for Intercultural Learning
By H. Ned Seelye
The need for new approaches, methods, and techniques in cross-cultural training and intercultural education are virtually insatiable, especially for experiential activities. The emphasis in this book is on activities that foster the development of intercultural awareness and cross-cultural sensitivity, helping learners understand some of the principal dimensions of intercultural communication, cross-cultural human relations, and cultural diversity. The selections include simulations, case studies, role plays, critical incidents, and individual and group exercises. A number address relatively complex workplace issues; others focus on intercultural dynamics in educational contexts. Some are printed here for the first time; others are culled from less accessible sources. They range from basic introductory activities to those that facilitate the exploration of intercultural issues in significant depth. In an introductory essay, Sheila Ramsey, an experienced scholar and trainer, examines the nature of intercultural training and lays out a conceptual framework for assessing its effectiveness. The rest of the book is made up of activities organized around six facets of intercultural contact: cultural differences for beginners, understanding oneself as a cultural person, the intercultural perspective, working across cultures, cross-cultural "foul-ups," and returning home. Each section opens with an introduction, followed by activities. Each activity includes, at a minimum, objectives, audience, materials required, setting, time required, and procedure for facilitation. Many of the activities include handouts or illustrations. This book will be especially valuable for trainers and educators who want to further ground their work in a solid theoretical base and at he same time augment their resources to expand heir repertoire.
Einstein: Life and Times
By Ronald Clark
The Enchantment of Lily Dahl
By Siri Hustvedt
Lily Dahl is a heroine of the old school: tough, beautiful and brave. A nineteen-year-old waitress and aspiring actress living in Webster, Minnesota, she becomes enchanted by an exotic outsider - an artist from New York. Drawn into a world of erotic adventure, she finds herself the target of mysterious acts of madness as she strains against the confines of small town life.
Elders Of Excellence
By Louise Hay
By Louise Hay
Echoes Of War
By William Riviere
Through the lives of the Lammas family and their friends, Echoes of War captures the British experience of two world wars and the uneasy peace that lay between, and traces the beginning of the empire's end. With a wide cast of vividly drawn characters and ranging from Norfolk to Tuscany and Burma, this magisterial and profoundly moving novel testifies to the redemptive power of love and to mankind's enduring capacity for courage, compassion and survival.
By John Nichol
The Falklands, 1999 - a vital strategic stronghold and a prize gem in the oil-rich South Atlantic. For RAF pilot Sean Riever it is a place of ghosts. For Jane Clark, the only female navigator in the squadron, it's a place of tough decisions. Sean's compulsion to live up to a legendary hero leads him towards a woman whose loneliness matches his own. Then a Royal Navy nuclear submarine disappears, and Argentine jet fighters penetrate the Exclusion Zone. As Sean and his companions stave off wave after wave of enemy attacks, their fight to protect the islands becomes an epic battle for survival - in which victory can only be achieved at a terrible price...
Emma: The Sequel
By Emma Tennant
Engage the Enemy More Closely
By Corelli Barnett
Ex History Of Mr Polly
By H G Wells
By Stella Duffy
Happily married with a loving husband, a beautiful home and a successful management consultancy, Lisa decides her life isn't exciting enough. She embarks on a passionate affair with Neil, her best friend's commitment-allergic boyfriend, and, when he starts to get too serious, finds fresh gratification in the arms of a woman. She juggles all three partners, for a while. But then Paul a tragedy occurs, and Lisa, finally, is burnt by the fire she thought she was playing with. With humour and compassion, Stella Duffy turns her sharp eye on contemporary relationships, and explores what, beyond sex and novelty, they need to last.
By Patricia Wentworth
Mary Stokes was walking through Dead Man's Copse one evening when she saw, in the beam of a torch, the corpse of a young woman dressed in a black coat, black gloves, no hat and an eternity ring set with diamonds in her ear. But when she and Detective Sergeant Frank Abbott went back to the wood the body had vanished.This would have been mystery enough for Miss Silver to solve if a woman had not also reported that her lodger had gone out on Friday dressed in a black coat, black beret, black shoes and large hoop earrings 'set all round with little diamonds like those eternity rings.' She never came back...
Exploring the Greek Mosaic
By Benjamin J. Broome
In this InterAct, Benjamin Broome examines the communication style and cultural patterns in contemporary Greece, known to its residents as Ellada. He deciphers the complexity of Greek culture, providing the reader with an accurate guide for navigating the unknown terrain of its social landscape. Enriched with numerous examples from the author's travels and sojourns in the country, Exploring the Greek Mosaic is highly readable, yet it presents as in-depth treatment of many key subjects, including the Greek view of history; the importance of village, family and religion; the role of conversation and conflict in interpersonal relations; and the characteristics of the work environment. Particular attention is given to similarities and differences in perception between Greeks and Americans, and sound advice is presented to those attempting to enter the Greek social world. Managers, diplomats, students and serious travelers will find this insightful examination of Greek culture an especially useful guide to interaction with Greeks, and those teaching intercultural relations will appreciate its refreshing approach to cultural analysis.
The Essential Quit Guide to Stopping Smoking
By Sara Litvinoff
This essential guide to giving up smoking will be an invaluable tool for all those who want to quit. Written with the collaboration of Quit, it will combine succinct information, tips and practical help with the real voice of experience: ex-smokers who have surmounted all the hurdles. Long-serving Quitline counsellors will add their practical knowledge, experience and wisdom throughout. The book will be structured similarly to the Quit Group Session Workshops: Thinking about Stopping, Planning to Stop, Stopping, Coping with Withdrawal, Staying Stopped, Being a Support, What Works?Covering all the working methods, rather than recommending 'the only way', it will be tailored to everyone's needs.
The Eyre Affair
By Jasper Fforde
The first book in the phenomenally successful Thursday Next series, from Number One bestselling author Jasper Fforde. 'Always ridiculous, often hilarious ... blink and you miss a vital narrative leap. There are shades of Douglas Adams, Lewis Carroll, 'Clockwork Orange' and '1984'. And that's just for starters' - Time OutMeet Thursday Next, literary detective without equal, fear or boyfriend.There is another 1985, where London's criminal gangs have moved into the lucrative literary market, and Thursday Next is on the trail of the new crime wave's MR Big.Acheron Hades has been kidnapping certain characters from works of fiction and holding them to ransom. Jane Eyre is gone. Missing.Thursday sets out to find a way into the book to repair the damage. But solving crimes against literature isn't easy when you also have to find time to halt the Crimean War, persuade the man you love to marry you, and figure out who really wrote Shakespeare's plays.Perhaps today just isn't going to be Thursday's day. Join her on a truly breathtaking adventure, and find out for yourself. Fiction will never be the same again ...
By Irene Carr
Found abandoned on the quayside, the young waif is taken in by the Jacksons whose own daughter was lost in a tragic accident. They never know her true identity.Emily grows up in the gatekeeper's lodge on Nathaniel Franklin's estate until Franklin's cousin, the evil would-be heir, conspires to discredit her family and turns them out.Determined to help save her family from destitution, Emily takes up the offer of service recommended by Franklin's cousin. Only to find his accomplice is hell-bent on seducing her. Emily finds work where she can, but her ambition is to run a fleet of ships. An impossible dream according to handsome Captain David Walsh - at least for a girl.Battling through heartbreak and terrifying threats, Emily determines to succeed in a man's world and to make her dreams come true.
By Geert Hofstede, Gert Jan Hofstede, Paul B. Pedersen
Exploring Culture brings Geert Hofstede's five dimensions of national culture to life. Gert Jan Hofstede and his co-authors Paul Pedersen and Geert Hofstede introduce synthetic cultures, the ten "pure" cultural types derived from the extremes of the five dimensions. The result is a playful book of practice that is firmly rooted in theory. Part light, part serious, but always thought-provoking, this unique book approaches training through the three-part process of building awareness, knowledge, and skills. It leads the reader through the first two components with more than 75 activities, dialogues, stories, and incidents. The Synthetic Culture Laboratory and two full simulations fulfill the skill-building component. Exploring Culture is suitable for students, trainers, coaches and educators. It can be used for individual study or as a text, and it serves as an excellent partner to Geert Hofstede's popular Cultures and Organizations.