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Glitter and Glue

By Kelly Corrigan
Authors:
Kelly Corrigan
'I loved this book, I was moved by this book and now I will share this book with my own mother.' Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love. From the New York Times best-selling author of The Middle Place comes a new memoir that examines the bond between mothers and daughters. Kelly Corrigan's mother summarised the the division of labour in her family as: 'Your father's the glitter, but I'm the glue.' This meant nothing to Kelly, who left her childhood sure that her mum would be nothing more than background for the rest of Kelly's life. After college, she took off see things and Become Interesting. In a matter of months her savings had dwindled and she needed a job. That's how she met John Tanner, a newly widowed Australian father of two looking for a live-in nanny.There, in that small, motherless house her mother's voice was suddenly everywhere.Each day she spent with the Tanner kids was a day she spent reconsidering her relationship with her mother, turning it over in her hands like a shell, trying to hear whatever messages might be trapped in its shadowy spiral. This is a book about who you admire and why, and how that changes over time.
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The Great Comic Relief Bake Off

Just by buying this book for yourself or any other cake-lovers in your life, you've already raised £2 for Comic Relief. Thank you. Why not try a bit of extra self-raising by holding a bake sale for Red Nose Day on Friday 13th March?As the title suggests, the recipes inside this book are easy peasy to make and we've added lots of helpful tips for putting on your bake sale. You can also find out about some of work your money supports.So, to your mixing bowls - and good luck!
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The Good Italian

By Stephen Burke
Authors:
Stephen Burke
Enzo Secchi, harbourmaster for Massawa, Eritrea's main port, is a loyal Italian colonial servant. He takes pride in running the docks, enjoys the occasional drink with his gregarious friend Salvatore, colonel of the local Italian garrison, and listens to Caruso in his spare time. But he is lonely and when Salvatore suggests he find an Eritrean housekeeper to cook, clean - and maybe share his bed - Enzo takes the plunge and advertises. Salvatore's own tastes run to the young and nubile, but Enzo surprises himself by choosing Aatifa, a sharp-tongued woman in her 30s with a complicated family life, who takes the job as a last resort. What neither of them had counted on was falling in love.But it is 1935, Fascism is on the rise, and Mussolini does not intend Eritrea to remain a backwater for long. Italian forces bent on invading Ethiopia begin arriving at the port. And with them come new laws - including one forbidding 'Relationships of a Conjugal Nature' with Eritrean women . . .Meanwhile, Salvatore finds himself at the head of the invasion force bound for Ethiopia. Gone are the glory days of garrison life; it is a bitter campaign, laying bare all the brutality of Italian colonial ambition. Its consequences for Salvatore, and for Enzo and Aatifa as they contrive to hide their relationship in plain sight, will change all three lives for ever.
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Get Started in Latin Absolute Beginner Course

By G D A Sharpley
Authors:
G D A Sharpley
Get Started in Latin is the course to follow if you are taking your first steps in Latin, whether classical or medieval. Follow a Latin story set in a medieval monastery, where conspiracy unfolds in the cloisters, Vikings threaten to attack, and young lovers set out to unmask the villains. And discover the principal authors of classical Latin and read quotations from their writings. This pack includes a book and an MP3 CD-ROM. You can download the audio files on this disc from your computer to an MP3 player or play the disc in an MP3-compatible CD player.The audio contains readings of the story and of the classical authors (you will learn the grammar and vocabulary in the book, not in the audio). All the Latin we are left with now are seemingly lifeless letters on a page or in stone. In its day Latin was a language to be heard: readings in the ancient world were recitals and performances - poems, speeches, histories even. So while you may not need the audio to learn the ABC of the language, you do if you want to experience and enjoy Latin to the full. And how do we know how it sounded? Find out inside.The ideal course to learn Latin if you're a beginner, this new edition includes:-An introduction to classical Latin authors - ancient writers like Cicero, Tacitus and Virgil-A medieval story: a Latin 'whodunnit' - practising each new point of language-Grammatical explanations and vocabulary support in each unit-Lots of exercises - to practise each new point of language -Discover how Latin evolved through the centuries - and its immense impact on English -Listen to the story and the classical authors on audio - to experience the sound of LatinRely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years.
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The Gates of Exquisite View

By John Trenhaile
Authors:
John Trenhaile
'I welcome you through the Gates of Exquisite View' - a phrase carved above the entrance to the torture-chamber of executioner Lai Chun-Ch'en.To save his life Mat Young must tell his inquisitors the secret of Apogee - a fifth generation supercomputer. But it is a secret he does not possess. Mat is caught in Red China's deadly ambitions to take back Taiwan by force. As is Simon Young his tai-pan father, and Mat's lover, one of Taiwan's most glamorous actresses...
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Get Started in Dutch Absolute Beginner Course

By Gerdi Quist, Dennis Strik
Authors:
Gerdi Quist, Dennis Strik
Do you want a solid foundation to your Dutch studies?If you are looking for a solid foundation to your language studies for school, work or travel, this engaging course will get you speaking, writing, reading and understanding Dutch in no time. Through authentic conversations, clear language presentations, and extensive practice and review, you will learn the Dutch you need to communicate naturally in everyday situations - from booking a hotel room to talking about friends and family.What will I learn?Basic Dutch is slowly and carefully introduced to ensure you progress confidently through the course and build up a foundation to allow you to feel confident in everyday situations and move to the next level of your learning. It teaches grammar, vocabulary and listening, reading, writing, speaking and pronunciation skills. By the end of the course you will reach a solid Novice High proficiency level of ACTFL (The American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages) and A2 Beginner level of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) guidelines. Is this course for me?Get Started in Dutch is for absolute and false beginners of Dutch. Clear and simple explanations make the course appropriate and accessible to anyone learning Dutch. There are extensive illustrations to support the learner working on his or her own. This course is also ideal to use with one-to-one tutoring and as a classroom course.What do I get? This book has a learner-centred approach that incorporates the following features:- 10 units of learning content - covering everyday topics from booking a hotel room to talking about friends and family- Discovery Method - figure out rules and patterns yourself to make the language stick- Outcomes-based learning - focus your studies with clear aims- Vocabulary building - thematic lists and activities to help you learn vocabulary quickly- Test yourself - see and track your own progress- Native speaker audio - available as a digital download- Free, downloadable audio transcripts and vocabulary and language reference listsThis pack includes a book and one MP3 CD of audio material.Where do I go next?If you want to advance your Dutch, our Complete Dutch course (9781444102383) will take you to an intermediate level of Dutch. If you want to practice your speaking and listening skills, Get Talking and Keep Talking Dutch (9781444184167) is the perfect audio course. Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years
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Get Started in Greek Absolute Beginner Course

By Aristarhos Matsukas
Authors:
Aristarhos Matsukas
Do you want a solid foundation to your Greek studies?If you are looking for a solid foundation to your language studies for school, work or travel, this engaging course will get you speaking, writing, reading and understanding Greek in no time. Through authentic conversations, clear language presentations, and extensive practice and review, you will learn the Greek you need to communicate naturally in everyday situations - from booking a hotel room to talking about friends and family.What will I learn?Basic Greek is slowly and carefully introduced to ensure you progress confidently through the course and build up a foundation to allow you to feel confident in everyday situations and move to the next level of your learning. It teaches grammar, vocabulary and listening, reading, writing, speaking and pronunciation skills. By the end of the course you will reach a solid Novice High proficiency level of ACTFL (The American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages) and A2 Beginner level of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) guidelines. Is this course for me?Get Started in Greek is for absolute and false beginners of Greek. Clear and simple explanations make the course appropriate and accessible to anyone learning Greek. There are extensive illustrations to support the learner working on his or her own. This course is also ideal to use with one-to-one tutoring and as a classroom course.What do I get? This book has a learner-centred approach that incorporates the following features:- 10 units of learning content - covering everyday topics from booking a hotel room to talking about friends and family- Discovery Method - figure out rules and patterns yourself to make the language stick- Outcomes-based learning - focus your studies with clear aims- Vocabulary building - thematic lists and activities to help you learn vocabulary quickly- Test yourself - see and track your own progress- Native speaker audio - available onlineThe audio for this course is available for free on library.teachyourself.com or from the Teach Yourself Library app. Where do I go next?If you want to advance your Greek, our Complete Greek course (9781444195347) will take you to an intermediate level of Greek. If you want to practice your speaking and listening skills, Get Talking and Keep Talking Greek (9781444184204) is the perfect audio course. Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years
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Get Started in Latin Absolute Beginner Course

By G D A Sharpley
Authors:
G D A Sharpley
Get Started in Latin is the course to follow if you are taking your first steps in Latin, whether classical or medieval. Follow a Latin story set in a medieval monastery, where conspiracy unfolds in the cloisters, Vikings threaten to attack, and young lovers set out to unmask the villains. And discover the principal authors of classical Latin and read quotations from their writings. To enjoy the language to its full potential listen to readings of the texts on the accompanying MP3 CD-ROM (ISBN 9781444174762). The ideal course to learn Latin if you're a beginner, this new edition includes:An introduction to classical Latin authors - ancient writers like Cicero, Tacitus and VirgilA medieval story: a Latin 'whodunnit' - practising each new point of languageGrammatical explanations and vocabulary support in each unitLots of exercises - to practise each new point of language Discover how Latin evolved through the centuries - and its immense impact on English Listen to the story and the classical authors on audio - to experience the sound of Latin "The best part of the book is its lively narrative...As carefully graded passages [the story sections] are much more useful than another collection I have used. The practice sections are excellent." Dr Conrad O'Briain, Trinity College Dublin "Absolutely THE best book for beginners." Amazon reviewer Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years.
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Get Started in Latin Absolute Beginner Course

By G D A Sharpley
Authors:
G D A Sharpley
Get Started in Latin is the course to follow if you are taking your first steps in Latin, whether classical or medieval. Follow a Latin story set in a medieval monastery, where conspiracy unfolds in the cloisters, Vikings threaten to attack, and young lovers set out to unmask the villains. And discover the principal authors of classical Latin and read quotations from their writings.The audio contains readings of the story and of the classical authors (you will learn the grammar and vocabulary in the book, not in the audio). All the Latin we are left with now are seemingly lifeless letters on a page or in stone. In its day Latin was a language to be heard: readings in the ancient world were recitals and performances - poems, speeches, histories even. So while you may not need the audio to learn the ABC of the language, you do if you want to experience and enjoy Latin to the full. And how do we know how it sounded? Find out in the book.-Listen to the story and the classical authors on audio - to experience the sound of LatinThis MP3 CD-ROM contains Latin readings of the medieval story and of classical authors quoted in the accompanying book (ISBN 9781444174786). You can download the audio files on this disc from your computer to your MP3 player or play it in an MP3 CD-ROM player.The ideal course for a beginner, the new edition of the book includes:-An introduction to classical Latin authors - ancient writers like Cicero, Tacitus and Virgil-A medieval story : a Latin 'whodunnit' - practising each new point of language-Grammatical explanations and vocabulary support in each unit-Lots of exercises - to practise each new point of language -Discover how Latin evolved through the centuries - and its immense impact on English "The best part of the book is its lively narrative...As carefully graded passages [the story sections] are much more useful than another collection I have used. The practice sections are excellent." Dr Conrad O'Briain, Trinity College Dublin "Absolutely THE best book for beginners." Amazon reviewer Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years.

Get Started in Vietnamese Absolute Beginner Course

By Dana Healy
Authors:
Dana Healy
Do you want a solid foundation to your Vietnamese studies?If you are looking for a solid foundation to your language studies for school, work or travel, this engaging course will get you speaking, writing, reading and understanding Vietnamese in no time. Through authentic conversations, clear language presentations, and extensive practice and review, you will learn the Vietnamese you need to communicate naturally in everyday situations - from booking a hotel room to talking about friends and family.What will I learn?Basic Vietnamese is slowly and carefully introduced to ensure you progress confidently through the course and build up a foundation to allow you to feel confident in everyday situations and move to the next level of your learning. It teaches grammar, vocabulary and listening, reading, writing, speaking and pronunciation skills. By the end of the course you will reach a solid Novice High proficiency level of ACTFL (The American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages) and A2 Beginner level of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) guidelines. Is this course for me?Get Started in Vietnamese is for absolute and false beginners of Vietnamese. Clear and simple explanations make the course appropriate and accessible to anyone learning Vietnamese. There are extensive illustrations to support the learner working on his or her own. This course is also ideal to use with one-to-one tutoring and as a classroom course.What do I get? This book has a learner-centred approach that incorporates the following features:- 10 units of learning content - covering everyday topics from booking a hotel room to talking about friends and family- Discovery Method - figure out rules and patterns yourself to make the language stick- Outcomes-based learning - focus your studies with clear aims- Vocabulary building - thematic lists and activities to help you learn vocabulary quickly- Test yourself - see and track your own progress- Native speaker audio - available as a digital download- Free, downloadable audio transcripts and vocabulary and language reference listsThis pack includes a book and one MP3 CD of audio material.Where do I go next?If you want to advance your Vietnamese, our Complete Vietnamese course (9781444101881) will take you to an intermediate level of Vietnamese.Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years
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Good Health, Good Life

By Joyce Meyer
Authors:
Joyce Meyer
The bodies God creates are instruments for experiencing a fulfilling life on earth, for doing good works, and for spiritual development. To do the work we are meant to do, our bodies need to stay in shape. We must maintain a sound mind, body, and soul. Yet in the modern world, it is all too easy to let one, two, or all three of these slip.Based on her New York Times bestseller, Look Great, Feel Great, in this compact read Joyce Meyer presents her twelve-key plan to address the "self esteem drought" which perpetuates the habits that cause poor health. As she explores each of the twelve keys for good health, she offers five methods for improving our physical and spiritual wellness. Additionally, Joyce provides helpful resources, like the "Ounce of Prevention Checklist," for self-maintenance.
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Genocide Of One

By Kazuaki Takano
Authors:
Kazuaki Takano
He is a new kind of human He may mean the end for the rest of us... One bright morning in Washington D.C., the US President learns of a terrifying new threat to national security. Soon afterwards, American mercenary Jonathan Yeager is asked to lead a team into the Congo to eliminate a mysterious enemy - a job which will help him pay for treatment for his dying son.But when they reach Africa, the threat turns out to be a three-year-old child named Akili: the next step in human evolution. The soldiers are under orders to kill the boy before his full potential can be realised. Yet Akili's advanced knowledge might be the only hope Yeager has to save his son's life...With time running out to choose a side, Yeager must decide whether to follow his orders or to save a creature who may not be as harmless or innocent as he appears. Because Akili is already the smartest being on the planet, with the power to either save humanity - or destroy it.
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Get Started in Beginner's Hungarian: Teach Yourself

By Zsuzsanna Pontifex
Authors:
Zsuzsanna Pontifex
If you are an absolute beginner or simply looking for a solid foundation to your Hungarian language studies for school, work or travel, this engaging course will help get you on your way to speaking, writing, reading and understanding Hungarian in no time. Get Started in Beginner's Hungarian maps from A1 to A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for Languages.Through culture notes, clear language presentations, and extensive practice and review, you will pick up the Hungarian you need to communicate naturally in everyday situations - from shopping and travelling to food and daily life.Engaging with our interactive Discovery Method, you'll absorb language rules faster, remember what you learn easily, and put your Hungarian into use with confidence.Get Started in Beginner's Hungarian has a learner-centered approach that incorporates the following features:-Outcomes-based approach - focus your learning with clear goals-Learn to learn - tips and skills on how to be a better language learner-Discovery method - figure out rules and patterns for yourself to make the language stick-Self-check and test yourself - see and assess your own progress -Personalization - use the language in real situationsRely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 70 years.
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Get Started in Beginner's Hungarian: Teach Yourself

By Zsuzsanna Pontifex
Authors:
Zsuzsanna Pontifex
If you are an absolute beginner or simply looking for a solid foundation to your Hungarian language studies for school, work or travel, this engaging course will help get you on your way to speaking, writing, reading and understanding Hungarian in no time. Get Started in Beginner's Hungarian maps from A1 to A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for Languages.Through culture notes, clear language presentations, and extensive practice and review, you will pick up the Hungarian you need to communicate naturally in everyday situations - from shopping and travelling to food and daily life.Engaging with our interactive Discovery Method, you'll absorb language rules faster, remember what you learn easily, and put your Hungarian into use with confidence.Get Started in Beginner's Hungarian has a learner-centered approach that incorporates the following features:-Outcomes-based approach - focus your learning with clear goals-Learn to learn - tips and skills on how to be a better language learner-Discovery method - figure out rules and patterns for yourself to make the language stick-Self-check and test yourself - see and assess your own progress -Personalization - use the language in real situationsRely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 70 years.
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Get Started in Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy

By Adam Roberts
Authors:
Adam Roberts
YOUR COMPLETE GUIDE TO WRITING AWESOME AND AMAZING FICTION FROM ANOTHER DIMENSION.This is an authoritative and engaging introduction to writing science fiction and fantasy for the complete beginner. This book provides all the information, guidance, and advice you need to write great science fiction to captivate your readers. It will help you understand how the genre works, the big dos and don'ts - as well as giving you the inspiration and motivation you actually need to write. Written by a leading science fiction novelist and a Professor in Creative Writing at the University of London - you'll discover how to let your creativity flow, create incredible worlds, and get your novel finished.ABOUT THE SERIESThe Teach Yourself Creative Writing series helps aspiring authors tell their story. Covering a range of genres from science fiction and romantic novels, to illustrated children's books and comedy, this series is packed with advice, exercises and tips for unlocking creativity and improving your writing. And because we know how daunting the blank page can be, we set up the Just Write online community at tyjustwrite, for budding authors and successful writers to connect and share.
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Get Talking and Keep Talking Mandarin Chinese Total Audio Course

By Song Lianyi, Elizabeth Scurfield
Authors:
Song Lianyi, Elizabeth Scurfield
When travelling, do you want to journey off the English-speaking path, meet people and speak Mandarin Chinese easily? This great value double course pack contains twenty common scenarios plus culture and travel advice. Learn the Mandarin Chinese you need for:-meeting people and getting to know them-taking public transport-asking for directions and sightseeing-booking a table and eating out-going shopping-being ill and talking to the doctor-and much more. You'll progress in your understanding by working out language patterns for yourself, personalize your Mandarin Chinese with interactive role-plays and perfect your pronunciation to sound more natural.This beginner Mandarin Chinese course contains two MP3 CDs. You can download the audio files on these discs from your computer to your MP3 player or play them in an MP3 CD player. Also included is a handy phrasebook and a PDF coursebook for reading and writing practice.Get Talking and Keep Talking Mandarin Chinese Pack maps to A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for languages.Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years.
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Gatecrashing Paradise

By Tom Chesshyre
Authors:
Tom Chesshyre
Away from the five-star hotels and beyond luxury hideaways, Tom Chesshyre travels to see the real, unexplored Maldives, skirting around the archipelago's periphery, staying at simple guesthouses, and using cargo ships and ferries. He discovers that beyond the glossy brochures lies an almost undiscovered country that is brimming with life, yet also a paradise teetering on the brink of trouble.In the Maldives outsiders used to be banned from islands not officially endorsed as tourist resorts, but now a thousand sandy shores can be visited in this remote nation deep in the Indian Ocean the flattest on Earth.This is island-hopping for the twenty-first century, sailing around 600 miles of the most beautiful islands and atolls on Earth, often to communities that have not seen an outsider for decades, ...and gatecrashing the odd posh hotel.
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Get Talking Arabic: Teach Yourself

By Jane Wightwick, Mahmoud Gaafar
Authors:
Jane Wightwick, Mahmoud Gaafar
When travelling, do you want to journey off the English-speaking path, meet people and communicate easily?If so then you need to Get Talking. Through 10 common scenarios plus culture and travel advice, you'll learn the skills for understanding and the confidence to speak Arabic in just 10 days.Practise the most frequent words and expressions for:-Making introductions-Getting a taxi-Reserving a room-Ordering drinks and snacks-Shopping for food-Going to the souk-Buying tickets-Ordering a meal-Going to the pharmacy-Saying goodbye.You'll progress in your understanding of naturally-paced conversations, be able to personalise the language through interactive role-plays and perfect your pronunciation to sound more natural.Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 70 years.
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Get Talking Russian in Ten Days

By Rachel Farmer
Authors:
Rachel Farmer
When travelling, do you want to journey off the English-speaking path, meet people and communicate easily?If so then you need to Get Talking. Through 10 common scenarios plus culture and travel advice, you'll learn the skills for understanding and the confidence to speak Russian in just 10 days.Practise the most frequent words and expressions for:-Getting to know people-Eating out-Finding your way around-Shopping for souvenirs-Checking into a hotel-Discussing where to go today-Booking an excursion-How are you doing?-Having problems-Exchanging contact details.You'll progress in your understanding of naturally-paced conversations, be able to personalise the language through interactive role-plays and perfect your pronunciation to sound more natural.Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 70 years.
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Get Talking Japanese in Ten Days Beginner Audio Course

By Helen Gilhooly
Authors:
Helen Gilhooly
When travelling, do you want to journey off the English-speaking path, meet people and communicate easily? If so then you need to Get Talking. Through 10 common scenarios plus culture and travel advice, you'll learn the skills for understanding and the confidence to speak Japanese in just 10 days. Practise the most frequent words and expressions for: -making introductions and greetings -making phone calls -eating out -buying souvenirs -buying food and drink -asking for directions -Sightseeing -talking about illness -talking on the move -visiting a Japanese home. You'll progress in your understanding of naturally-paced conversations, be able to personalise the language through interactive role-plays and perfect your pronunciation to sound more natural. Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 70 years.
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