By Elizabeth Stokoe
We spend much of our days talking. Yet we know little about the conversational engine that drives our everyday lives. We are pushed and pulled around by language far more than we realize, yet are seduced by stereotypes and myths about communication.This book will change the way you think about talk. It will explain the big pay-offs to understanding conversation scientifically. Elizabeth Stokoe, a social psychologist, has spent over twenty years collecting and analysing real conversations across settings as varied as first dates, crisis negotiation, sales encounters and medical communication. This book describes some of the findings of her own research, and that of other conversation analysts around the world. Through numerous examples from real interactions between friends, partners, colleagues, police officers, mediators, doctors and many others, you will learn that some of what you think you know about talk is wrong. But you will also uncover fresh insights about how to have better conversations - using the evidence from fifty years of research about the science of talk.
The Twelve Dates of Christmas: Dates 11 and 12
By Lisa Dickenson
The romantic, heartfelt and festive conclusion to this very funny six-part digital romantic comedy.On the twelfth date of Christmas, Claudia's true love was nowhere to be seen . . . Everyone Claudia cares about is mad at her, all the good things in her life have turned bad, and Seth is still hanging around. In short, everything is a big fat mess. And now she has to find some festive cheer and get ready for her friends' wedding. Unfortunately all those angry-at-Claudia people she's been avoiding are also going to be there - including him. With the big day fast approaching, she desperately needs some Christmas magic to put things right. Will Claudia get the merry Christmas and happy ending she longs for, or has her chance at love gone forever?This is the story of Claudia and her twelve dates of Christmas. It's a story about losing love, about finding love, and about discovering what's been there all along. Expect a whole heap of Christmas sparkle, butterflies-in-your-stomach romance and a lot of very funny moments in the final hilarious part of The Twelve Dates of Christmas.
The Twelve Dates of Christmas: Dates 9 and 10
By Lisa Dickenson
The fifth part in this very funny six-part digital romantic comedy.Hopeful feelings, nervous excitement and crossed wires are about to collide in dramatic fashion . . .Claudia has never felt more nervous than she does tonight, because tonight is The Night. Tonight is her ultimate date of Christmas. It's going to mean something to her, and to him (she hopes), so everything has to go well. Inspired by the romance of the season, Claudia has set the mood and she is ready. So what if she's feeling a bit anxious? That's normal, right? The only problem is that when Claudia is jumpy, things don't always go according to plan . . . This is the story of Claudia and her twelve dates of Christmas. It's a story about losing love, about finding love, and about discovering what's been there all along. Expect a whole heap of Christmas sparkle, butterflies-in-your-stomach romance and a lot of very funny moments in the penultimate part of The Twelve Dates of Christmas.
The Twelve Dates of Christmas: Dates 7 and 8
By Lisa Dickenson
The fourth part in this very funny six-part digital romantic comedy.Two more dates, one tough choice and a sprinkling of Christmas magic . . . Nick and Penny are Claudia's best friends in the entire world. There isn't anything she wouldn't do for them and she can't bear the thought of causing either of them any pain. Yet somehow Claudia has found herself caught in the middle and now one of them will get hurt - because of her. Claudia may want to bury her head in the sand (again) and distract herself with more dates but Christmas waits for no one. Time is marching on and there's a decision to be made . . . This is the story of Claudia and her twelve dates of Christmas. It's a story about losing love, about finding love, and about discovering what's been there all along. Expect a whole heap of Christmas sparkle, butterflies-in-your-stomach romance and a lot of very funny moments in the next hilarious part of The Twelve Dates of Christmas.
The Twelve Dates of Christmas: Dates 5 and 6
By Lisa Dickenson
The third part in this very funny six-part digital romantic comedy.Seth and Nick. Nick and Seth. Seth. Nick. Nick. Seth.Nick and Seth have never warmed to each other but they've always made the effort for Claudia's sake - and now they don't have to. So when, after a disastrous trip to Hyde Park's Winter Wonderland, Claudia is suddenly faced with the two men at the same time, in the same room, she honestly doesn't know what to do. She's not ready to face up to what happened on her date with Nick, but she's not that keen on seeing Seth either. Things are about to get very awkward . . .This is the story of Claudia and her twelve dates of Christmas. It's a story about losing love, about finding love, and about discovering what's been there all along. Expect a whole heap of Christmas sparkle, butterflies-in-your-stomach romance and a lot of very funny moments in the next hilarious part of The Twelve Dates of Christmas.
The Twelve Dates of Christmas: Dates 3 and 4
By Lisa Dickenson
The second part in this very funny six-part digital romantic comedy.What is this huge secret Nick is planning to tell Claudia? As the day of her 'date' with Nick arrives, Claudia can't help letting her imagination run away with her. And try as she might to stop them, Claudia's hopes for what the evening has in store are very high. So when Nick arrives to pick her up, there is a lot riding on what's going to happen next. It's a shame that Nick has no idea what Claudia is thinking . . .Hilarious and uplifting, this is a story about losing love, about finding love, and about discovering what's been there all along. Expect Christmas sparkle, butterflies-in-your-stomach romance and a lot of very funny moments in the next brilliant part of The Twelve Dates of Christmas.
The Twelve Dates of Christmas: Dates 1 and 2
By Lisa Dickenson
The first part in this very funny six-part digital romantic comedy.Claudia is a girl in a rut. At 30, her life is stale and the romance with long-term boyfriend, Seth, has disappeared. Determined to inject some festive spark back into their love life, Claudia and Seth go on their first date in a very long time to the Royal Opera House. But when the night ends in disaster, Claudia suddenly finds herself facing life - and Christmas - alone.Life alone is exciting, scary and full of soon-forgotten exercise regimes and ill-advised attempts at crafting sexy underwear. It's also filling up with dates, surprisingly. With best friends Penny and Nick at her side, a surplus of festive markets, mulled wine and Christmas tunes, Claudia attempts to face all this change with gusto. One thing's for certain: this year, Christmas is going to be very different . . . This is the story of Claudia and her twelve dates of Christmas. Hilarious, uplifting and romantic, it's a story about losing love, about finding love, and about discovering what's been there all along. Expect a whole heap of Christmas sparkle, butterflies-in-your-stomach romance and a lot of very funny moments in The Twelve Dates of Christmas.
The Twilight Saga: The Complete Film Archive
By Robert Abele
Immerse yourself in the world of the spectacular Twilight Saga film series. Written and designed in collaboration with the cast and crew that brought Stephenie Meyer's celebrated novels to the silver screen, The Twilight Saga Films Guide delivers an enchanting interactive experience, transporting readers to the vampire world by sharing filmmaking secrets, unpublished photography and artwork, and exclusive stories from the stars. Full of removable facsimile reproductions of props and paper ephemera from the movies, this collectible volume offers a privileged look at the Twilight Saga films and the talented people that have made true movie magic.The book will include exclusive interviews with Kristin Stewart, Peter Facinelli, Jackson Rathborne, Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Weitz, Wyck Godfrey, Bill Condon and more! Find out about on-set pranks, vampire flash mobs, and what everyone took home as souvenirs from the films.Beyond the beautiful never-before-seen production photos, set continuity shots, and storyboards, it will include exclusive candid shots taken by the actors and crew themselves.Fans will die for the exclusive inserts and add-ons, such as replica Production Cast Call Sheets and Storyboards, replica invite to the Movie Premiere and After Party, replica Wedding invitation, wolf-pack tattoo and MORE!Plus, a Sneak Peek at The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2!
Tea By The Nursery Fire
By Noel Streatfeild
Emily Huckwell spent almost her entire life working for one family. Born in a tiny Sussex village in the 1870s, she went into domestic service in the Burton household before she was twelve, earning £5 a year. She began as a nursery maid, progressing to under nurse and then head nanny, looking after two generations of children. One of the children in her care was the father of Noel Streatfeild, the author of Ballet Shoes and one of the best-loved children's writers of the 20th century. Basing her story on fact and family legend, Noel Streatfeild here tells Emily's story, and with her characteristic warmth and intimacy creates a fascinating portrait of Victorian and Edwardian life above and below stairs.
Trouble In Prior's Ford
By Eve Houston
Taking advantage of recent tourist interest, the residents of Prior's Ford plan a summer festival. But someone is determined to sabotage the event, and it takes all the villagers' detective skills to stop the vandals in their tracks.Meanwhile, at Tarbethill Farm, things are going from bad to worse. In dire financial straits, Victor, the eldest son, is tempted by a developer's offer on their land. But if his father finds out it promises to tear their family apart. And at the big house, Lewis remains absolutely besotted by his baby daughter, while his family still secretly wonder if she really is his. And as Molly starts to take advantage of Lewis' good nature, can Ginny bear to keep silent about her feelings for him?
The Threesome Handbook
By Vicki Vantoch
A step-by-step guide to realizing the American dream, The Threesome Handbook: A Practical Guide to Sleeping with Three is the first book to give tri-curious men and women the inside scoop on threesomes. Having finally slipped into the mainstream , on MTV, Boston Legal, Entourage, magazines, movies, and just about every respectable blog , sexuality historian and threesome dabbler Victoria Vantoch offers practical and humorous advice on our most popular fantasy. Featured in The Threesome Handbook: - The perks of three: hotter sex, more love - Strategies to prevent freak-outs, jealousy, and general messiness - How to find the perfect third - Discovering your inner queer - When a ménage turns into love,how to create a successful triad relationship - Communication skills for couples - Knowing when to break it off - And much, much more. Drawing on personal experience, historical research, advice from pros, and hundreds of interviews with veteran and novice threesome adventurers, Vantoch covers the gamut of possibilities in threesome sex and triad relationships. The Threesome Handbook is the essential road map for couples and singles to explore new territory or just spice things up in the sack.
By Jonathan Schneer
The Thames is liquid history' John Burns MP (1858-1943)As the silver thread woven through Britain's centuries, the Thames is the subject of this significant biography. Following its course, geologically and chronologically, THE THAMES will chart the growing importance of the river and some of the dramatic historic events it was central to. Since Tudor times, the Thames has been a key factor in our understanding of the British nation. At Runnymede, in a field by the river, England's barons forced King John to sign the Magna Carta in 1215. At Tilbury, on the banks of the Thames, in 1588, Elizabeth exhorted her troops to defy the Spanish Armada. In dockland, in east London, in 1940, local residents absorbed the full fury of Hitler's dreaded Luftwaffe. Hitler tried, and failed, to destroy the Port of London, symbol of British commercial power, reservoir of the material needed to fuel and fund the British war effort. This is a book about a river, but also about the evolution, though not always smooth, of a national identity.
Take Charge of Your Child's Sleep
By Jodi A. Mindell, Judith A. Owens
Over 25 percent of all children,not just infants, but adolescents and high school students as well,experience various forms of sleep problems, from short-term difficulties with falling asleep and nightwalkings to long-term problems of sleep apnea and narcolepsy. Give Your Child a Good Night's Sleep is the first book to provide parents of older children with a comprehensive, accessible resource for understanding and solving their child's sleep problems. Written by two of the country's foremost experts in pediatric sleep problems, Owens and Mindell explain the developmental importance of sleep at all ages, cover all of the common sleep issues parents may encounter, and offer age-specific recommendations for each problem discussed. Give Your Child a Good Night's Sleep is the essential, all-in-one resource for parents seeking to recognize, evaluate, prevent, and manage their school-aged children's sleep problems.
Time For Bed
By David Baddiel
Gabriel Jacoby can't get to sleep. In fact, he can't get anywhere at all, either in his Triumph Dolomite or his life. Everything around him, from his large collection of coffee-machines to his balding Bradford-born flatmate, is breaking down. Not that Gabriel is bothered; he's too busy being in love with his intensely happily married brother's wife. Which is why Gabriel chooses to waste all his time - because he knows that whatever else he might achieve, it won't be happiness. There's no way there, when you're in love with your brother's wife.Unless you remember your brother's wife has a sister...
To Gettysburg And Beyond
By Michael Golay
Readers of the bestselling novel, "The Killer Angels," or viewers of Ted Turner's movie "Gettysburg" and PBS's "The Civil War" have become familiar with Chamberlain and Alexander, two men who made their mark on history. This dual biography of the two officers-one Union and one Confederate-describes a number of Civil War battles, from Bull Run to Appomattox. The climax of each man's career, just as in the war itself, however, came at Gettysburg, where Chamberlain held Little Round Top and Alexander, commanding Lee's artillery, desperately tried to pave the way for Pickett's charge.Fast-paced, full of the feel and texture of battle, this book is also very much a personal story of the two men. Maine's Chamberlain was a 19th-century archetype: a romantic fighting the first of the world's modern wars while straining to interpret the carnage through the idiom of the knightly joust. Alexander, of the Georgia planter class, viewed war with a clear, cold eye, casting a long glance forward to our own more technical century. Their lives subsequent to the war are emblematic of the American society that emerged from the cathartic conflict between North and South.The original hardcover was published without illustrations or maps. These have been added for the new paperback edition.