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Two Roads

A Single Source

Peter Hanington
Authors:
Peter Hanington
John Murray

The Club

Jonathan Clegg, Joshua Robinson
Authors:
Jonathan Clegg, Joshua Robinson

How did English football - once known for its stale pies, bad book-keeping and hooligans - become a commercial powerhouse and the world's premium popular entertainment?This was a business empire built in only twenty-five years on ambition, experimentation and gambler's luck. Lead by a motley cast of executives, Russian oligarchs, Arab Sheikhs, Asian Titans, American Tycoons, battle-hardened managers, ruthless agents and the Murdoch media - the Premier League has been carved up, rebranded and exported to phenomenal 185 countries. The United Nations only recognizes 193.But the extraordinary profit of bringing England's ageing industrial towns to a compulsive global attention has come at a cost. Today, as players are sold for hundreds of millions and clubs are valued in the billions, local fans are being priced out - and the clubs' local identities are fading. The Premier League has become the classic business fable for our globalised world.Drawing on dozens of exclusive and revelatory interviews from the Boardrooms - including Liverpool's John W. Henry, Tottenham's Daniel Levy, Martin Edwards and David Gill at Manchester United, Arsène Wenger and Stan Kroenke at Arsenal, Manchester City's sporting director Txiki Begiristain, and executives at Chelsea, West Ham, Leicester City and Aston Villa - this is the definitive bustand boom account of how the Premier League product took over the world.

Two Roads

The Arab of the Future 3

Riad Sattouf
Authors:
Riad Sattouf
Intercultural Press

Understanding Arabs

Margaret K. Nydell
Authors:
Margaret K. Nydell

For nearly three decades, diplomats, students, business people and governments have relied on Dr. Margaret Nydell's seminal work as the essential guide to comprehending an immensely varied culture. Covering all aspects of Arab life, from religion and society to social norms and communication styles, this all-encompassing guide reveals what the often misunderstood Arab culture is really like. Each chapter, including the examples, all statistics and charts, and each country overview has been extensively updated to reflect current events. This candid and readable guide for non-specialists promotes understanding between modern-day Arabs and Westerners without pushing a political agenda. It beautifully captures the contrasts and characteristics of a great, largely misunderstood civilization and brings them vividly to life.

John Murray Learning

Total Arabic Foundation Course: Learn Arabic with the Michel Thomas Method

Jane Wightwick
Authors:
Jane Wightwick
Teach Yourself

Keep Talking Arabic Audio Course - Ten Days to Confidence

Jane Wightwick, Mahmoud Gaafar
Authors:
Jane Wightwick, Mahmoud Gaafar

If you already have the basics and want to learn more Arabic, this advanced beginner audio course will boost your confidence to understand and speak Arabic.Practise the most frequent words and expressions for:-explaining where you are from-explaining what you do-asking about sightseeing-talking about hobbies-describing family photos-giving compliments and congratulating-describing your trip-talking about holiday activities-talking about what you enjoyed-offering help.You'll progress in your understanding by working out language patterns for yourself, personalize your Arabic with interactive role-plays and perfect your pronunciation to sound more natural.Keep Talking Arabic - Ten Days to Confidence 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.

Teach Yourself

Get Talking Arabic: Teach Yourself

Jane Wightwick, Mahmoud Gaafar
Authors:
Jane Wightwick, Mahmoud Gaafar
Sceptre

The Bone Clocks

David Mitchell
Authors:
David Mitchell

Each of these slipcased limited editions is signed and numbered, and has a ribbon marker and specially illustrated endpapers. With a print run of just 500, this is a treat for collectors.One drowsy summer's day in 1984, teenage runaway Holly Sykes encounters a strange woman who offers a small kindness in exchange for 'asylum'. Decades will pass before Holly understands exactly what sort of asylum the woman was seeking . . . The Bone Clocks follows the twists and turns of Holly's life from a scarred adolescence in Gravesend to old age on Ireland's Atlantic coast as Europe's oil supply dries up - a life not so far out of the ordinary, yet punctuated by flashes of precognition, visits from people who emerge from thin air and brief lapses in the laws of reality. For Holly Sykes - daughter, sister, mother, guardian - is also an unwitting player in a murderous feud played out in the shadows and margins of our world, and may prove to be its decisive weapon.Metaphysical thriller, meditation on mortality and chronicle of our self-devouring times, this kaleidoscopic novel crackles with the invention and wit that have made David Mitchell one of the most celebrated writers of his generation. Here is fiction at its most spellbinding and memorable best.

John Murray

When Britain Burned the White House

Peter Snow
Authors:
Peter Snow

As heard on BBC Radio 4's Book of the Week. Shortlisted for the Paddy Power Political History Book of the Year Award 2014.In August 1814 the United States' army is defeated in battle by an invading force just outside Washington DC. The US president and his wife have just enough time to pack their belongings and escape from the White House before the enemy enters. The invaders tuck into the dinner they find still sitting on the dining-room table and then set fire to the place. 9/11 was not the first time the heartland of the United States was struck a devastating blow by outsiders. Two centuries earlier, Britain - now America's close friend, then its bitterest enemy - set Washington ablaze before turning its sights to Baltimore. In his compelling narrative style, Peter Snow recounts the fast-changing fortunes of both sides of this extraordinary confrontation, the outcome of which inspired the writing of the 'Star-Spangled Banner', America's national anthem. Using a wealth of material including eyewitness accounts, he also describes the colourful personalities on both sides of these spectacular events: Britain's fiery Admiral Cockburn, the cautious but immensely popular army commander Robert Ross, and sharp-eyed diarists James Scott and George Gleig. On the American side: beleaguered President James Madison, whose young nation is fighting the world's foremost military power, his wife Dolley, a model of courage and determination, military heroes such as Joshua Barney and Sam Smith, and flawed incompetents like Army Chief William Winder and War Secretary John Armstrong. When Britain Burned the White House highlights this unparalleled moment in American history, its far-reaching consequences for both sides and Britain's and America's decision never again to fight each other.

Teach Yourself

Get Talking and Keep Talking Arabic Total Audio Course

Jane Wightwick, Mahmoud Gaafar
Authors:
Jane Wightwick, Mahmoud Gaafar

When travelling, do you want to journey off the English-speaking path, meet people and speak Arabic easily? This great value double course pack contains twenty common scenarios plus culture and travel advice. Learn the Arabic you need for:-greetings and goodbyes-talking about yourself, your hobbies and your job-shopping and experiencing local culture-recounting your holiday activities-eating out-describing and complimenting-and much more.You'll progress in your understanding by working out language patterns for yourself, personalize your Arabic with interactive role-plays and perfect your pronunciation to sound more natural.This beginner Arabic 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 Arabic 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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Arabic Vocabulary Builder+ (Learn Arabic with the Michel Thomas Method)

Jane Wightwick, Mahmoud Gaafar
Authors:
Jane Wightwick, Mahmoud Gaafar

Experience significant results in a remarkably short period of time - without books, drills, memorizing, or homework. In this five-hour intermediate level audio course, Michel Thomas Method teachers Jane Wightwick and Mahmoud Gaafar introduce over 600 new words and everyday phrases and the tools to allow you to create thousands more through the application of simple rules for building more words for concepts, people, places, adjectives and verbs etc. Learning alongside two genuine students, you will acquire essential language building blocks which allow you to increase your vocabulary in manageable, enjoyable steps by thinking out answers for yourself.What's the added plus?Unlike most vocabulary courses which give you lists of words to memorise, the Michel Thomas Method baser-Vocabulary Builder+ allows you to further extend your vocabulary by taking advantage of the logical construction of Arabic, in which by altering words in predictable ways (e.g. by mimicking word patterns or adding regular prefixes and suffixes), you will exponentially build up your knowledge and understanding of the language.Who is this course for?Whether you have learned from other Michel Thomas courses or are simply looking for a new approach to help improve your proficiency, the Arabic Vocabulary Builder+ will introduce you to a unique way of acquiring language that will significantly boost your confidence in your ability to speak, listen to and understand Arabic. The course teaches Egyptian Arabic, as this variety is understood throughout the Arabic-speaking world owing to its dissemination through film and popular culture.This course contains an MP3-CD and CD-ROM. The MP3-CD can be played on MP3-compatible CD players and can easily be transferred to your MP3 player.

Teach Yourself

Get Talking Arabic in Ten Days Beginner Audio Course

Jane Wightwick, Mahmoud Gaafar
Authors:
Jane Wightwick, Mahmoud Gaafar
Hodder & Stoughton

Total Arabic (Learn Arabic with the Michel Thomas Method)

Jane Wightwick, Mahmoud Gaafar
Authors:
Jane Wightwick, Mahmoud Gaafar

Learn Arabic - Instantly. No books. No writing. No memorizing.? Join the millions of people worldwide who have learned a new language with the Michel Thomas Method. ?"The nearest thing to painless learning" - The Times- Guaranteed success. Speak and understand Arabic perfectly- Incredible progress. Learn Arabic effortlessly- Absolute confidence. Unleash your natural learning style without trying The Method:Stress-free audio learningMichel Thomas teaches you Arabic through your own language, so there's no stress, and no anxiety. He builds it up, step by step, and you don't move on until you've absorbed and understood the previous point. And, as Michel Thomas said, 'What you understand, you know; and what you know, you don't forget.' With parallels to the way you learned your own language, you'll learn Arabic in 'real-time' conditions. There is no need to stop for homework, additional exercises or vocabulary memorization. Why it Works: Learn the Arabic language the way you learned your ownYou learned your own language naturally and enjoyably: now you can learn Arabic in the same way. You'll stick with it because you'll love it. Use the unique method perfected over fifty years by the celebrated psychologist and linguist Michel Thomas. This method works with your brain, helping you to build up your Arabic in manageable, enjoyable steps by thinking out the answers for yourself. You learn through listening and speaking without the pressure of writing or memorizing. You pick up the language naturally and unforgettably. Learn AnywhereDon't be tied to chunky books or your computer, Michel Thomas Method audio courses let you learn whenever you want: at home, in your car, or on the move with your MP3 player. What's in the Course? - 12 hours of audio on CD- NEW: visual learning review for PC or Mac - NEW: over 2 hours of extra vocab help- NEW: interactive exercises to check your progress How Does it Work? - Listen: collect words effortlessly by listening- Connect: create your own mental tool kit by understanding how words fit together- Speak: put the words back together to build sentences, naturally

Hodder & Stoughton

Start Arabic (Learn Arabic with the Michel Thomas Method)

Jane Wightwick, Mahmoud Gaafar
Authors:
Jane Wightwick, Mahmoud Gaafar
Sceptre

Sunset Oasis

Bahaa Taher
Authors:
Bahaa Taher

As the 19th century draws to a close, the politically disgraced Mahmoud Abd El Zahir takes up his post as District Commissioner of the remote and dangerous Egyptian oasis of Siwa, knowing he has no choice. The hostile, warring natives are no surprise - but little did he expect to fall in love, his Irish wife to alienate the entire community, or a local beauty to prove a fatal ally. As the gulf between occupier and occupied, husband and wife, dreams and reality widens, tensions reach boiling point.

Mark Sedgwick

Mark Sedgwick was born in London, and grew up in England, Spain, and France. His interest in history and the world beyond the West was first awakened by his grandfather, who celebrated his 21st birthday in Egypt during the 1919 Revolution, saw some of the Turkish War of Independence, and then moved on to Imperial India. Mark studied history at Oxford University, did a PhD on Sufism at the University of Bergen in Norway, and taught for 20 years at the American University in Cairo. He now teaches at Aarhus University in Denmark, where he is Coordinator of the Arab and Islamic Studies Unit.

Margaret K. Nydell

Dr. Margaret Nydell is a widely respected scholar and professor of Modern Standard Arabic, Arabic dialectology, and many Arabic regional dialects. She was an Arabic linguist for the Foreign Service Institute and the U.S. Department of State, and has directed the latter s School of Advanced Arabic Training in Tunisia. The author of ten books, she currently lectures on Arab cultural orientation for numerous government and private organizations. Dr. Nydell holds a master s degree in Arabic and a PhD in applied linguistics, both from Georgetown University. She has lived and worked in Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, and Cairo.

Bahaa Taher

Bahaa Taher was born in 1935 in Cairo, Egypt. He was active in the country's left-wing literary circles of the 1960s and in the mid 1970s was prevented from publishing his work. After many years of exile in Switzerland, he has recently returned to Egypt. Now one of the most widely read novelists in the Arab world, Taher has received the State's Award of Merit in Literature, the highest honour the Egyptian establishment can confer on a writer. He is the author of four collections of short stories, several plays and works of non-fiction, and six novels. In 2008 he was awarded the inaugural International Prize for Arabic Fiction for SUNSET OASIS.

Peter Hanington

Peter Hanington is the author of A Dying Breed. He has worked as a journalist for over twenty-five years, including fourteen years at the Today Programme and more recently The World Tonight and Newshour on the BBC World Service. He lives in London with his wife and has two grown-up children.

Katherine Lapworth

Katherine Lapworth worked at the BBC for six years as a Producer and Director in both radio and television before launching her own copywriting business. She is also a founder member of Maverick Media the sister company to Maverick Television, established to exploit all the print and video opportunities arising from Maverick's broadcast work.