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To Miss With Love

Author : Katharine Birbalsingh
ISBN : 9780141960869
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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From the whistle-blowing teacher behind the headlines: one inspirational teacher, one extraordinary year, hope and heartbreak on the front lines of an inner-city school, To Miss With Love by Katharine Birbalsingh is the remarkable and eye opening exposé of our education system. A third of teachers leave within their first term on the job. This one wouldn't quit for all the world. Meet Furious - sixteen, handsome and completely out of control. Nothing frightens him and no one can get through to him. Now meet Munchkin - a sweet kid with glasses who's an easy target and needs protecting. Then there's Seething and Deranged, two girls who are brimming with bad attitude; Fifty and Cent, who act like gangsters but are afraid of getting beaten up; and Stoic, a brilliant young mind struggling to survive. In the midst of them all, there is a bodyguard and bouncer, a counsellor and confidante, a young woman whose job it is to motivate and inspire them and somehow keep them out of trouble: their teacher. None will make it through the year unscathed. Some may not even make it at all... Spanning a year of shocking truths and hard-won victories, of fights and phone-thefts, teenage pregnancies and the dreaded OFSTED report, this is the remarkable diary of an inner-city school teacher. Revealing the extraordinary chaos, mismanagement and wrong-thinking that plague our education system, it is a funny, surprising and sometimes heartbreaking journey from the frontlines of the classroom to the heart of modern Britain. 'The constant frustration, the struggle to hold on to your ideals in the face of a broken system - this book is the story of contemporary state education. It's both heart-breaking and inspiring' Toby Young 'Everyone should read this book and do a bit of re-thinking. Straight from the chalk-face - a book which explains why our kids have been failed by State Education' Rod Liddle 'The teacher who laid bare the chaos in the education systems. . . by delivering some brutal home truths. . . articulate and inspirational' Daily Mail 'Charismatic. . . .electrifying. . . This remarkable woman has neatly identified the problem with education' The Times Katharine Birbalsingh is Britain's most outspoken and controversial teacher. Educated at a comprehensive school, she earned a degree in philosophy and modern languages at Oxford university and has taught for over a decade in inner-city schools. To Miss with Love was for several years an anonymous blog that exposed the reality of inner-city schools and the problems with the education system. She now writes regularly for the Telegraph and has given evidence at the Commons select committee for education. Her views have sparked a national debate.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

If It Isn T Love

Author : Dwayne S. Joseph
ISBN : 9781599832784
Genre : Fiction
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Discovering she has only six months to live, Jean Stapleton-Blige tries to repair the relationships with her children, who want nothing to do with her, and her minister husband, who has spent their marriage seducing other women.
Category: Fiction

Miss Darcy Falls In Love

Author : Sharon Lathan
ISBN : 9781402259067
Genre : Fiction
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The choice of a lifetime... One young lady following her passion for music. Two strong men locked in a bitter rivalry for her heart. A journey of self-discover, and a trap of her own making. Georgiana Darcy is going to have to carve out her own destiny, however ill-equipped she may feel... Praise for In the Arms of Mr. Darcy: "Engaging, fast-paced, and searingly romantic." — Austenprose "Eloquent . . . Lathan continues to bring the Regency period to life . . . I was swept up by the romance." — Rundpinne "Ms. Lathan's writing is lyrical and perfect for this genre ... Jane Austen would be proud." — The Good, the Bad and the Unread "One of the best [Austen sequels] yet written. . .we get an in-depth look into the deep and everlasting love Darcy and Elizabeth share." — Everything Victorian and More Bestselling author Sharon Lathan has created a world of sensual Jane Austen continuations, including Mr. and Mrs. Fitzwilliam Darcy: Two Shall Become One and Loving Mr. Darcy Journeys Beyond Pemberley. Her work is widely praised for bringing the Regency period to life and for the depth of her stories of true love.
Category: Fiction

Love And Miss You

Author : Sue Ellen Dunlap
ISBN : 9781479710911
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Michael Patrick Dunlap, my second son, was only twenty years old and attending the Indiana University of Pennsylvania when his life changed forever. These college years should have been some of the best years of his life. Having to worry about cancer should not have been his main concern. His goal was to become a college professor after completing both his master s and PhD programs. This is my son Michael s story. He had hoped to write a book himself, but brain cancer had other plans. I hope to do the story justice with the help of Michael s love and spirit. Sue Ellen Dunlap In Mike s Words What a Difference a Year Makes In late November and December, the most skilled team of doctors in the world put my life back together. Because of them, and because of the strength of myself and, most importantly, the people around me, I can now walk down the sidewalks of Indiana without a care in the world, listening to the sweet tunes of Jimmy Eat World and staring at the picturesque world around me. This is the story of how my life unexpectedly unfolded.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Rest Here My Love

Author : Johnny C
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My emotions have been bled onto the pages and a complete outpouring of grief has been displayed for all to see. I am bare and my armor has been shed. There is no guard up. My psychological ups and downs and emotional swings are available for you to judge. Am I heartbroken or crazy or both? Is it normal to lose your mind when you lose your love? That's up to you the reader to interpret in these writings. It is meant to be heavy, and perhaps difficult, to digest. An exercise in mental fortitude that will hopefully strengthen the resolve of the reader should they conjure the energy to read it through. If you find it churns your stomach, wrenches your heart, or moves your soul - good - that is the point. It is meant to embroil you, stress you, and draw up emotions that we normally lock away and never address. Those very same emotions are what I consider necessary to understand unconditional love. Love is a whirlwind and you should prepare to open your sail into the biggest gusts of air without fear. Read without trepidation.

Feed My Sheep Lead My Sheep

Author : N. Thomas Johnson-Medland
ISBN : 9781621893844
Genre : Religion
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There are a lot of books about leadership out there. I wanted to stir the pot and make some suggestions that I have not heard yet. Leadership is not about sticking qualities all over yourself, like dozens of yellow sticky notes: Today I will learn time management. Tomorrow I will develop integrity. Mere information is not enough to change us. Data may lead to transformation, but it is not enough to transform us on its own. Leadership is not about trends and buzzwords. Leadership is about personhood. Personhood is where this transformation truly takes place. Leadership may perseverate into any one of these things (stickies, trends, information, data, and buzzwords), but it is ultimately and ideally about personhood. This may be a philosophical category that the church has left off discussing, but it meant a lot to the ancients. We need to stir some of their depth back into our existence. One's genuine ability to lead comes from one's genuine transformation into the kind of person that is needed for the particular form of leading at hand. Different traits will be called forth from the leader depending on the situation, place, time, and people. It is the person who is the leader and not the trait or characteristic that is the leader. Being is critical; not just doing. I think a lot of our current reading on leadership is simply about skill-sets. They are important discussions, but that is not all there is. Do not get me wrong, I am not saying you must be perfect to lead. If that were the case, I would not be able to write this book. What I am saying is that your identity is where your true leading comes from, and if you are in a transformational relationship with Jesus the chances are good that your person and identity will deepen over time.
Category: Religion

The London Stage

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ISBN : KBNL:KBNL03000221677
Genre : English drama
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Category: English drama

By Love Possessed

Author : Lorna Goodison
ISBN : 9780771035722
Genre : Fiction
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These beautifully crafted stories will introduce readers to the fiction of one of our literary bright lights – Lorna Goodison, the internationally renowned poet and award-winning author of the memoir From Harvey River. In sensuous language textured with the cadences of Creole speech, these stories vividly evoke a world where pride, injustice, love, and unexpected changes of fortune leave their mark but cannot extinguish the human spirit. When her past lover returns to Jamaica with his Irish bride, a successful businesswoman must contend with her old flame’s renewed courtship. A well-known chanteuse with humble beginnings tells a young female reporter the tale of her life’s great turnaround. In the Pushcart Prize-winning story “By Love Possessed,” Goodison reveals the melancholy and resilience of a woman whose illusions about her dream man come to a disturbing and abrupt end. With warm humour, empathy, and an unsentimental and perceptive eye for the foibles of human relationships, Goodison immerses us into the lives of an unforgettable community of people as they face challenges both intensely private and universally recognizable. From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Fiction