The story opens with the apparently accidental drowning of a sixth form student in the Norfolk countryside. As a matter of routine, or so it seems, the case passes across the desk of Detective Sergeant Smith, recently returned to work after an internal investigation into another case that has led to tensions between officers at Kings Lake police headquarters. As an ex-DCI, Smith could have retired by now, and it is clear that some of his superiors wish that he would do so.
Reeling from a failed marriage, Sheila, a 20-something playwright, finds herself unsure of how to live and create. When Margaux, a talented painter and free spirit, and Israel, a sexy and depraved artist, enter her life, Sheila hopes that through close - sometimes too close - observation of her new friend, her new lover, and herself, she might regain her footing in art and life.
Young children live with awe and wonder as their daily companions. But as they grow, worries often crowd out wonder. Knowing this, how can parents strengthen their kids' love for the world so it sticks around for the long haul? Thankfully, parents have at their fingertips a miracle vaccine - one that can boost their kids' immunity to the world's distractions: stories. Well-chosen stories connect us with others, even those on the other side of the globe.
Are you often lacking in drive (listless), do you have no energy to accomplish important tasks or everyday things? Or you put "unpleasant tasks" off for as long as possible? Every day, we meet new challenges at work and in private life. Actuating yourself, to get things done, seems to be difficult many times and often you don't find the right "entry" to brace yourself up. These self-motivating exercises (made in Germany) with recognized techniques of deep relaxation give you a new way to regain power and energy, to approach things again, to focus and finally to complete tasks and projects successfully.
A Fantasy travel & Autogenic Training (made in Germany): Short energizing timeout for in-between. Take yourself with this audiobook for 11 minutes in your imagination on a flight through the clouds to a paradise beach. Let go of your worries, enjoy the ease and the beautiful moments in the fresh air and in dreamlike nature. A short deep relaxation in everyday life helps the body and mind to slow down, to resynchronize and to fill up with new energy. For this purpose SyncSouls specially developed the 3-7-1 method.
Are You in situations now and then in which You can't control Your anger or temper? In which You get in a rage and far too loud and You cannot vent your anger appropriately? How can I personally revive - more relaxed - when I am trapped in my anger or rage controls me? With this audiobook you learn to control your anger and also your tantrums in self-management, to self-regulate it and to calm down. SyncSouls developed an effective training module including 6 exercises for a broad field of application in "anger moments".
Freelance speechwriter Sid Rafferty signs on to help a neophyte candidate run for election as an alderman in Cumberland, once a booming coal-mining town on Vancouver Island that's now shrunk down to an out-of-the-way little village. But first another writing job makes Sid a witness to a violent death the Mounties are calling murder, then a pair of marijuana-growing brothers want to know what he's doing poking around near their grow-op.
Harriet Tubman was born into slavery around 1820. This biography by Elizabeth Ross Haynes was published just eight years after Harriet's death (1913) as a part of her book Unsung Heroes. Over the years Ms. Tubman's legacy as a former slave, an abolitionist, a humanitarian, a suffragette, and a spy and agent for the US Army has grown. Beginning in 2020 her face will grace the US 20 dollar bill.
Akbar was one of the most admired and also the most feared emperors of India. He patronized art and promoted religious harmony due to which he is called "Akbar the Great". In his court was present one of the most wise man of his time - Birbal. The interactions between Akbar and Birbal are stuff of legend and folklore due to the interesting problems and situations that Akbar posed and the witty solutions and answers that Birbal gave.
When Morganna Ashworth's father died, leaving her his debts, Sloan Montgomery realized he could finally achieve his two lifelong ambitions: the acquisition of a socially acceptable wife, and revenge on the Ashworth family!
Life is a process of letting go: letting go of conditions we cannot control, letting go of times, places, and experiences, and letting go of people as they move out of our lives. The pain of leaving those you grow to love is only the prelude to understanding yourself and others. Sad Is Not Bad is a memoir based on "Dear Jerry" letters written to the author's husband after his death. While there are many ways to process grief, as a professional grief counselor, she had always recommended writing.
A mother's relationship with her child is considered to be sacred in many cultures. So, when a mother kills her own flesh and blood, it does send shockwaves through the entire community. This is what happened when two-year-old Caylee Anthony was murdered.
When Griffin's past collides with his present, will it cost the lives of everyone he loves? Between the threat of a world-ending invasion from the Outside and unwelcome revelations about his own nature, Percival Endicott Whyborne is under a great deal of strain. His husband, Griffin Flaherty, wants to help - but how can he, when Whyborne won't tell him what's wrong?
Parallel universes sometimes collide and overlap to share a tiny sliver of space called a mixing zone. Anyone or anything caught in a mixing zone has about a 50-50 chance of remaining in their original location when the universes pull apart. Most beings throughout the universes are aware of this occasional phenomenon, but people on Earth - not so much. Certainly not Mark and Blackie. Mark and Blackie are brothers, and Wayne is Mark's best friend and the bass player in their band....
The ultimate learning companion for the modern man/woman pursuing the ways of the timeless renaissance! You are here right now because you want to be able learn all sorts of things in a short amount of time, whether to further your understanding of the world, master your craftsmanship, or continue your never-ending quest for learning. By being knowledgeable, you will be able to impress others with your wide array of knowledge, as a walking human encyclopedia, and you will excel at whatever work you do.
No good deed goes unpunished. That's what Charlie Fox discovers when she agrees to dog-sit for a friend, only to find that the friend's housing complex is being terrorized by violent gangs. Desperate and frightened, the residents have hired a freelance "security" firm, whose bully-boy tactics aren't a whole lot more appealing. With her bike on hand and a big dog by her side, Charlie is more than able to take care of herself, until a ghost comes calling - a ghost from some of Charlie's very bad old days.
The Illuminati are inciters, agitators, pathfinders, trailblazers, luminaries, and change agents. Life, for the initiated, ceases to be a spectator sport. What follows are some tips and the essential outlook which should underscore your strategy for getting into this most exclusive of secret societies.