This is the "Extra Large" edition of "Friendsalarm!" with over 50 profiles: What are your friends looking for at the flea market? What superpowers would your friends like to have? This friendship book will help you to find out more about your friends. Friendship, they say, is worth more than the admiration of the whole world...
When the author was a kid, a big white sleek ambulance squatted like a lion in the driveway next door, always ready to go, and sometimes it did, roaring down the street. Today he is a MICA Flight Paramedic with decades of varied experience in 'a life of extremes' in an Australian ambulance service. He does shifts at base on-call, and teaches another generation of paramedics now. Loves his job. A list of well-known events that includes Victoria's Black Saturday Fires and the 2005 Bali Bombing - he was trying to get married when that call came in - mark two dark extremes. Technical matters - trauma treatment decisions, and the limits of aviation, for example - are explained. And this book includes the little things like the time the supermarket aisle was alive with the sound of music from an ex-patient's kid's lips: 'Thanks for looking after Daddy.' Darren couldn't have put it better himself, and it made his heart sing. This book tells what is like to be Darren Hodge on the end of a line, what it is like to be a paramedic. Open, honest reports, warts and all, this memoir is an unflinching account of how it feels, say, to pluck people from imminent death. And there are some laughs on the way...
The veil has been broken and our world is changing. More than a decade has passed since the last world war left cities of glass and steel in ruin, but humanity has risen among the twisted wreckage of what once was and created villages governed by their own laws, religions and governments. One such place is Lia Fail. While their queen, Alia Stark, prepares to welcome visitors from neighboring colonies to a biannual revel, known as the Gathering, a malevolent unease creeps into the village, leading the way for an unearthly evil. And while the mystery unfolds, Alia realizes she must stand against the darkness that threatens those she holds most dear. Will she have the courage to do what must be done, or will the final cost be too great? This is the beginning of a journey that will change their lives forever. This book contains adult situations and is intended for a mature audience.
Contains essays on 21 alphabetically arranged themes that recur throughout American poetry . Includes interpretations of 250 poems, representing the work of 86 poets from a wide spectrum of historical, contemporary, ethnic, and canonical writers.
“Could be read as the French New Novelist’s tribute to the vibrant Latin American fiction that his own early works helped to inspire” (The New York Times Book Review). A provocative novel by one of the most influential French writers, Recollections of the Golden Triangle is a tour de force: a literary thriller constructed of wildly diverse elements—fantasy and dream, erotic invention, and the stuff of popular fiction and movies taken to its farthest limits. A secret door that is opened slightly by an electronic device, a beautiful hanged factory girl, a pale young aristocrat whose blood apparently nourishes his vampiric lover, the evil Dr. Morgan who conducts his experiments in “tertiary dream behavior,” the beautiful and sinister women from the world of horror films, and the investigating police, who are not all what they seem to be, are just some of the ingredients of this intriguing new novel by the French master of the intellectual thriller, whose novels and films have effectively changed the way we can look at the “real” world today. Recollections of the Golden Triangle challenges the reader to find his own meaning in its descriptions, clues, and contradictions, and to play detective by assembling the pieces of the fictional puzzle. “If you make the effort [to read Recollections of a Golden Triangle], you will have a richer and more rewarding experience than you would reading a conventional mystery story.” —St. Louis Post-Dispatch “A sense of atmosphere and a power of representation that at best make one feel that one is looking over an artist’s shoulder with one eye on the canvas and the other on the reality that he is sketching.” ―The Times
Bringing horsemanship up-to-date with positive, reward-based methods, the truly kind and humane approach to working with horses that Kathie teaches will provide huge benefits for you and your horse. Following two ex-racehorses over the course of a year, as they go from being reactive and unable to be handled, to calm, well balanced, contented horses, you’ll get to know the personalities of Charlie and Star, as they make the transition from racing to home environment. This book provides an understanding of behaviour and learning theory, along with free-will, hands-off, and non-coercive techniques, and shows how to apply these principles for stress-free training. You’ll learn how to prevent small issues becoming big problems, making battling with your horse a thing of the past. Easy to read, this book can be used as a complete start-from-scratch guide, or to browse through, selecting those parts that you wish to work on to achieve fantastic results: reliable behaviour, stress-free, happy and contented horse and owner.
A sparkling Regency mystery by #1 New York Times bestselling author Amanda Quick, this is the perfect escape for the summer . . . Imogen Waterstone has always prided herself on being a thoroughly independent young woman, but now she is faced with an enemy she can't take on alone. She needs a man; one skilled at seduction, yet who possesses an implacable will and nerves of iron to equal her own. That's why she invites Matthias Marshall, infamous Earl of Colchester, to her home. Who better than the legendary explorer to help her lay the perfect trap? Yet in all of her plotting, Imogene never anticipates Colchester's sizzling reaction to their pretence or her own electrifying reaction to him. Neither does she expect that a malevolent threat would emerge from the labyrinth of London - sinister enough to endanger her and Colchester's lives . . . 'What fun!' Lisa Gardner 'Krentz's fans are always ensured of plenty of wit and romance and heapings of suspense when they dive into her novels!' Romantic Times