Jerome Klapka Jerome was an English writer and humourist. A charming story in which fiction is intertwined with autobiographical motifs, and humor goes side by side with delicate lyricism. How true to an English gentleman, burdened not only with self-esteem, but also with three teenage children, settle in a country house? Is it easy to turn a modest building into a historical landmark? On these and many other questions you will find the most unexpected and amusing answers in a novel "They and I".
Thomas’ glory days are over. He’s been reduced to a drunk who lives a sad life with a miserable woman in a foreign country. Although surrounded by fine things, he craves a sense of freedom. He finds his chance when a woman comes by the house to conduct a nationwide census. His girlfriend is away, and Thomas is left alone with a beautiful young woman and an urge to feel liberation once again.
Paris, 1939: The pavement rumbles with the footfall of Nazi soldiers marching along the Champs Elysees. A young writer, recently arrived from Ireland to make his mark, smokes one last cigarette with his lover before the city they know is torn apart. Soon, he will put is own life and those of his loved ones in mortal danger by joining the Resistance... Spies, artists, deprivation, danger and passion: this is a story of life at the edges of human experience, and of how one man came to translate it all into art.
Sir Henry Rider Haggard was an English writer of adventure novels set mostly in Africa, and a founder of the Lost World literary genre. The Days of My Life is an autobiography by Haggard. This book deals with Haggard's life in South Africa, and with his literary career, but also with an aspect of his many activities which is less familiar to those who knew him mainly as a writer of romances. He was always dominated by a strong sense of duty, and by an ardent patriotism, and the direction in which he thought that he could best serve his country was in an attempt to stop the rapidly growing migration of population from the country districts to the slums of the towns.
Insight Guide Argentina is an essential guide to the second-largest country in South America, brought to life with hundreds of evocative photographs. Our inspirational Best of Argentina section highlights the country's unmissable sights and experiences, while a comprehensive Travel Tips section gives you all the practical information you need to plan your trip, and our selective listings bring you the best hotels and restaurants. Lavish magazine-style features offer a unique insight into life in Argentina, from the architecture of Buenos Aires and a day on an estancia to vineyards in the Mendoza region. A detailed Places section, with full-color maps cross-referenced to the lively narrative, guides you around the country, from the barrios of the capital Buenos Aires to the remote wilderness of Patagonia.
A literary self-help memoir about using the Russian classics to find the answer to life's most important questions.Viv Groskop has discovered the meaning of life in Russian literature. As she knows from personal experience, everything that has ever happened in life has already happened in these novels: from not being sure what to do with your life (Anna Karenina) to being in love with someone who doesn't love you back enough (A Month in the Country by Turgenev) or being socially anxious about your appearance (all of Chekhov's work). This is a literary self-help memoir, with examples from the author's own life that reflect the lessons of literature, only in a much less poetic way than Tolstoy probably intended, and with an emphasis on being excessively paranoid about having an emerging moustache on your upper lip, just like Natasha in War and Peace.
The best-selling introduction to evidence-based medicine In a clear and engaging style, How to Read a Paper demystifies evidence-based medicine and explains how to critically appraise published research and also put the findings into practice. An ideal introduction to evidence-based medicine, How to Read a Paper explains what to look for in different types of papers and how best to evaluate the literature and then implement the findings in an evidence-based, patient-centred way. Helpful checklist summaries of the key points in each chapter provide a useful framework for applying the principles of evidence-based medicine in everyday practice. This fifth edition has been fully updated with new examples and references to reflect recent developments and current practice. It also includes two new chapters on applying evidence-based medicine with patients and on the common criticisms of evidence-based medicine and responses. How to Read a Paper is a standard text for medical and nursing schools as well as a friendly guide for everyone wanting to teach or learn the basics of evidence-based medicine.
Stop being a passenger in your own life. Believe in yourself and start driving! The Confidence Pocketbook is your take-everywhere guide to confidence and self-esteem. Packed with over 100 simple tips, techniques, ideas and suggestions, this book is your ultimate companion for facing life head-on – even during the most awkward or nerve-wracking moments. Whether you flounder in social situations, second-guess your every decision or doubt your own abilities, author Gill Hasson can help you live your life with confidence. Each page in this book presents a specific scenario in which confidence is key, and shows you the little ways in which you can act – and feel – more confident every day. Keep this guide with you as a constant reminder to believe in yourself; dip in for a quick bit of advice in tricky situations, or read and re-read the pages that hit closest to home. By making tiny yet impactful changes to your outlook, your habits and your attitude, you'll develop the confidence to cope with challenges and the optimism to say everything will turn out fine. Public speaking, job interviews, first dates, big projects, new opportunities – confidence is key to them all. This book shows you how to develop the confidence you need to succeed in all areas of life and feel good about yourself every single day. Handle life's difficulties with grace and style Access tailor-made advice for any situation on the spot Recognise your own shine and allow others to see it too Low self-esteem can become a self-fulfilling prophecy, so don't let it fester. If you can't see how capable you are, how can anyone else? Don't miss out on life – put the Confidence Pocketbook to work for you, and start taking on the world.
A novel of naval life in Napoleonic France. After forty years of piracy on Eastern seas, Citizen Peyrol returns to his native France, a country now ravaged and scarred by revolution and war. Looking for peace in which to end his days, he withdraws to a safe harbor in a remote farmhouse on Escampobar Peninsula, which looks out to the distant Mediterranean, where the lovely Arlette lives with her aunt and the revolutionary Scevola. But the arrival of young Lieutenant Real calls Peyrol once again to action in a mission of danger, patriotism and heroism.
A fun pop-up history of the Crown Jewels, published in association with Historic Royal Palaces. A fascinating pop-up history of the Crown Jewels, beautifully illustrated and packed with facts, published in association with Historic Royal Palaces. Explore the iconic jewels' colourful past and discover how they were made. A book to treasure for royal enthusiasts and history lovers of all ages.
Over the last fifteen years, Russia has become a larger part of the global economy—and in the years ahead, it will continue to grow in prominence. If you want to improve your investment endeavors in this market, you must first understand how it operates. With Out of the Red as your guide, you’ll become familiar with all the opportunities this country has to offer and learn how to make the most informed investing decision within this emerging arena.
The guide to listening, building trust, and selling what the buyer wants Everyone sells—in every aspect of your life and no matter what your profession. Supremely Successful Selling describes the art of selling that helps the buyer understand the value and appeal of a product for their personal life or for their business. Replete with stories of some of the greatest sales people in the country, this book teaches you how to listen more than talk, become an ethical ambassador for your product, and understand that everything in life is selling. You'll learn how to take the fear out of asking, the ten actions to avoid, and the most powerful incentives that sell your product. Offers proven advice on how to get the appointment Shares the «Three Magic Questions» that engage a prospect Explains how to overcome objections, the power of the «Magic 7 Minutes,» and the Four Es that make a great Sales person Jerold Panas is one of the nation's leading consultants and a platform personality of note. He is the author of thirteen bestselling books and manages one of the largest consulting firms in the world for advising organizations and foundations on philanthropy. Let Jerry teach you how to ask questions, listen, build trust, and get to a «Yes.»