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Have I Got Views For You

Author : Boris Johnson
ISBN : 0007290969
Genre : Great Britain
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A witty anthology of pieces comprising Boris Johnson's thoughts on everything from Tony Blair to the idiosyncrasies of modern British culture. With new artilces on subjects as varied as Iraq, football, population control and bike theft, Johnson takes us on a rollercoaster 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 is one of the great political characters of our time and his 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, 'Have I Got Views For You' is a pleasure to read.
Category: Great Britain

Have I Got More Views For You

Author : Boris Johnson
ISBN : 0007590563
Genre : Great Britain
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Boris's last book of selected writings was published before he became Mayor of London. Now, seven years and one London Olympics later, he has even more to say about sport, politics, culture and Britain in this superb new collection. In Have I Got More Views For You the inimitable Boris Johnson delivers his unique insight on a refreshingly diverse range of topics. While his six years as Mayor of London and the glorious 2012 Olympics provide inspiration for several of his articles, this anthology of his recent journalism sees Boris give impassioned voice to his opinions on learning and education and the latest developments in media, culture and transport. And, in a new essay written especially for the book, Boris wittily explores his favourite subject -- Britain and British life, from bees to baby boomers and from chutney to royalty! Thoughtfully informed by his years in the service of the people of London, the pithy and provocative Have I Got More Views For You further reveals the mind of one of the most interesting political figures working today.
Category: Great Britain

Mental Health Service Users In Research

Author : Staddon, Patsy
ISBN : 9781447320593
Genre : Social Science
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This book aims to show the value but also the difficulties encountered in the application of 'insider knowledge' in service user research. Mental health service users in research considers ways of 'doing research' which bring multiple understandings together effectively, and explains the sociological use of autobiography and its relevance. It examines how our identity shapes the knowledge we produce, and asks why voices which challenge contemporary beliefs about health and the role of treatment are often silenced. An imbalance of power and opportunity for service users, and the stigmatising nature of services, are considered as human rights issues.Most of the contributors to the book are service users/survivors as well as academics. Their fields of expertise include LGB issues, racial tensions, and recovering from the shame and stigma of alcoholism. They stress the importance of research approaches which involve mutualities of respect and understanding within the worlds of researcher, clinician and service user/survivor.
Category: Social Science

Social Work Approaches In Health And Mental Health From Around The Globe

Author : Anna Metteri
ISBN : 9781136425271
Genre : Medical
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Overcome the challenges facing social workers today with international guidance Social Work Approaches in Health and Mental Health from Around the Globe is a valuable stepping stone toward an understanding of the diversity of methods utilized in social work for community health services. This work stems from material gathered at the Third International Conference on Social Work in Health and Mental Health, held in Tampere, Finland. In this book, you will find new creative theoretical and practical orientations for designing, developing, and analyzing social work to help you produce policies and services in which clients can positively and productively invest. Social Work Approaches in Health and Mental Health from Around the Globe covers a long period in the history of social work in health issues, from theoretical treatises to empirical research and analyses of practices. The book provides you with research, case studies, and existing international and national literature from India, Botswana, Taiwan, Lithuania, the United Kingdom, Australia, and the United States. This resource explores the shared qualities of social work in health services throughout the world despite differences between countries in terms of culture, social system, and history. Although these experts come from different parts of the world, the book displays an emergence of similar issues and themes, including: the development of expertise for social workers in the health and mental health fields social work as an agent of change that crosses borders, operates on many levels, and across many dimensions of society community-based care—principles, perspectives, marginalized groups, and the role of the social worker dual divisions—becoming aware of and choosing a position in work practice
Category: Medical

The Spirit Of London

Author : Boris Johnson
ISBN : 9780007516223
Genre : History
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First published as Johnson’s Life of London, now released with new material following Jubilee and Olympic celebrations in 2012. This updated history of London shows that the ingenuity, diversity, creativity and enterprise of the city are second to none.
Category: History

The Lost Domain

Author : Alain-Fournier
ISBN : 9780191667992
Genre : Fiction
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The arrival of Augustin Meaulnes at a small provincial secondary school sets in train a series of events that will have a profound effect on his life, and that of his new friend François Seurel. It is Seurel who recalls the impact of le grand Meaulnes, disruptive and charismatic, on his schoolmates, and the encounter that is to haunt them both. Lost, and alone, Meaulnes stumbles upon an isolated house, mysterious revels, and a beautiful girl. When he returns to Seurel it is with the fixed determination to find the house again, and the girl with whom he has fallen in love. But the dreamlike days in the lost domain are evanescent, and Meaulnes is torn between his love and competing claims of loyalty and friendship. Alain-Fournier's lyrical novel captures the painful transition from adolescence to adulthood without sentimentality, and with heart-wrenching yearning. Romantic and fantastical, it is the story's ultimate truthfulness about human experience that has captivated readers for a hundred years. In her Introduction to this centenary edition, Hermione Lee considers the qualities that have established its reputation.
Category: Fiction

Views From My Window

Author : Von H. Washington Sr.
ISBN : 1467872326
Genre : Fiction
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Often called a modern day storyteller, Von Washingtons plays explore the social and psychological difficulties associated with being an African American living in modern day America. His insightful, action packed, emotional plays reveal the pain and laughter of men, women, and children fighting to find a better position in their ever changing world; a world that is constantly confronted with differing views on gender, race, philosophy, politics, sex, and status. Looking for TalikaDon and Dee decide to take a look back, after 25 years of seemingly blissful marriage. However, the look back becomes troubling as they uncover information not previously revealed over the years. This anniversary event produces findings that require a new look, to decide whether or not there will be a future. Fighting FiresOn the eve of his eighteenth birthday, Shareem, acting on the advice of neighborhood friends, kidnaps his absentee father, takes him to an isolated motel room, and demands the attention he believes was owed to him during his developmental years. All goes as planned until Shareem is faced with startling information about the reasons for his fathers absence. Let the Brotha TalkAn African American male agrees to be a guest on a radio talk show hosted by the very popular and controversial female radio personality, Jeannie Jeane. The interview goes accordingly until the outspoken Jeannie Jeane makes a costly mistake that wreaks havoc on and off the air. The OperationWillie Jones has been diagnosed as angry, frustrated, depressed, shiftless, lazy, incorrigible, untrustworthy, unreliable, chronically unemployed, volatile, and cynical. A consulting team of doctors has been put together to determine whether Willie, in his present state, is lost to society and therefore better off with an operation which will make him less of a threat and burden to society.
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Lord Peter Views The Body

Author : Dorothy L. Sayers
ISBN : 9781453258873
Genre : Fiction
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A dozen whodunits to challenge the ingenious British aristocrat and sleuth—from “one of the greatest mystery story writers” (Los Angeles Times). Some aristocrats spend their lives shooting, but Lord Peter Wimsey is a hunter of a different kind: a bloodhound with a nose for murder. Before he became Britain’s most famous detective, Lord Peter contented himself with solving the crimes he came across by chance. In this volume of short stories, he confronts a stolen stomach, a man with copper fingers, and a deadly adventure at Ali Baba’s cave, among other conundrums. These mysteries tax not just his intellect, but his humor, knowledge of metallurgy, and taste for fine wines. It’s not easy being a gentleman sleuth, but Lord Peter is the man for the job. Lord Peter Views the Body is the 4th book in the Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries, but you may enjoy the series by reading the books in any order. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Dorothy L. Sayers including rare images from the Marion E. Wade Center at Wheaton College.
Category: Fiction

Draft Constitutional Renewal Bill

Author : Bernan
ISBN : 0104013508
Genre : Business & Economics
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The draft Bill and White Paper were included in Cm. 7342-I,II,III (ISBN 9780101734226) which follows the Green paper issued in July 2007, Cm. 7170 (ISBN 9780101717021) and various other Governance of Britain papers
Category: Business & Economics

Papers By Command

Author : Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
ISBN : STANFORD:36105117917604
Genre : Legislation
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Category: Legislation

40 Love

Author : Madeleine Wickham
ISBN : 9781429990455
Genre : Fiction
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Everyone wins this game of literary tennis, a comedy of manners about envy in which Wickham skewers the nouveau riche. At their country estate, Patrick Chance and his wife host a weekend tennis party. As four couples gather on the sunny terrace, it seems obvious who among them is succeeding, and who is falling behind. But by the end of the party, nothing will be quite as certain. While the couples' children amuse themselves with pony rides and rehearsals for a play, the adults suffer a series of personal revelations and crises. Wickham's nonstop action reveals at every turn that matters may not be as they seem, and in the end one thing is crystal clear: the weekend is about anything but tennis.
Category: Fiction

The Sound Of Silence

Author : Sumedho
ISBN : 9780861719587
Genre : Religion
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The sound of silence is like a subtlety behind everything that you awaken to; you don't notice it if you're seeking the extremes. Yet as we start to become more poised, more present, fully receptive of all this moment has to offer, we start to experience it vividly and listening to it can draw us ever--deeper into the mysteries of now. Always skillful and good humored, Ajahn Sumedho's teachings defy boundaries. Anyone--from laypeople looking to deepen their grasp of the Buddha's message, to lifetime Buddhist monastics--will appreciate the author's sparkling insights into to such key Buddhist themes as awareness, consciousness, identity, relief from suffering, and mindfulness of the body. The Sound of Silence represents the best of Ajahn Sumedho's masterful work to help us all see each life with a new and sustaining clarity.
Category: Religion

The Alamo

Author : Roland Smith
ISBN : 9781627530149
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Fresh off a "too close" encounter with the terrorist group, the Ghost Cell, in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, Q and Angela head to San Antonio, Texas. As their parents' band, Match, prepares for a concert at the Alamo, the two discover that the Ghost Cell has its tentacles everywhere, including the Lone Star State. With each passing hour, Q and Angela uncover more clues and discover more leads. And the mysterious Boone and his SOS group leave them with more questions than answers, for there is much more to Boone than meets the eye. With time running out to stop another Ghost Cell attack, Angela and Q and the others begin to wonder. Are they following the Ghost Cell or is the Ghost Cell following them?
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Muslims In Prison

Author : J. Beckford
ISBN : 9780230501300
Genre : Social Science
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The growth of Islam in Europe is reflected in the increasing numbers of Muslims in British and French prisons, but authorities have responded differently to the challenges presented by Muslim prisoners in each country. The findings of three years of intensive research in a variety of prisons show that British prisons facilitate and control the practice d of Islam, whereas French prisons discourage it and thereby sow the seeds of extremism. The policy implications of these ironic findings are examined in detail.
Category: Social Science


Author : Commonwealth Shipping Committee
ISBN : UOM:39015087743111
Genre : Shipping
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Category: Shipping

The Day Of Judgment

Author : Joseph Hocking
ISBN : EAN:4064066176761
Genre : Fiction
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"The Day of Judgment" by Joseph Hocking. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.
Category: Fiction