Augusta Glendenning is so ill-at-ease in society that her family despairs of her ever marrying. Then Philip Denham is persuaded to transform Gussie into the toast of the town; all his gambling debts will be paid off if he's successful. But Philip soon realizes that Gussie is perfect the way she is--and that he's fallen in love with her! A Regency romance reissue.
Født Klog. En bog, som gør os alle klogere på børn Alle børn er født kloge. Vi gør som forældre alt, hvad der står i vores magt, for at tilfredsstille det lille væsens behov, og alligevel glemmer mange at lytte til og tale med barnet. Børn forstår, hvad vi siger og mærker, hvordan vi har det – helt fra fødslen. Det er derfor vigtigt at lytte til barnets udtryk, tale med barnet og bruge hele vores sanseapparat for at forstå barnets ønsker og behov. Hvis børn og forældre forstår hinanden bedre, vil de sammen kunne skabe noget helt enestående – et herligt liv for både barnet og forældrene, mener forfatteren til Født klog, sundhedsplejerske Lena Dyhrberg. I den ånd er bogen Født klog blevet til – i ønsket om at give forældre en god forståelse af deres unikke barn. Som sundhedsplejerske gennem mange år er Lena Dyhrberg blevet bekræftet i det spæde barns klogskab: Det nyfødte barn forstår, hvad du siger. Hvis du taler til barnet, så bringer du bare en meddelelse. Hvis du taler med barnet, så kigger du på dit barn, får kontakt og vil kunne se, du får et svar. Svaret kan være, at barnet ændrer mimik. Måske pludrer barnet eller er helt stille.
Det kan også være, at dit barn spræller med hele kroppen og viser dig, at nu skal I have det sjovt. Derfor ændrer barnet kropssprog. Dette og meget andet handler Født klog om – i håbet om, at forældrerollen kan blive lettere at håndtere, når den voksne lytter og taler med barnet.
Focussed on their careers, Sally Lancing, the daughter of a Pakistani immigrant and English mother, and John Sommers, the much-loved son of adoptive parents, are equally committed to a child-free future. Then a surprise pregnancy – and doubts about the paternity – hurls them both into new, but separate, lives. Devastated by the loss of her job, her partner, and her home, Sally and her baby son embark on a journey to Pakistan to meet her father’s distant family. Once there, Sally’s eyes are opened to a world that challenges her deepest beliefs. Meanwhile, John hides his vulnerability behind increasing success as a restaurateur. But the baby has rattled skeletons, and, unable to avoid his past, he too embarks on a journey – to find his birth parents. As their horizons broaden and their views are challenged, the child, Sammy, is an innocent but enduring link. Thicker Than Soup is a story of love, loss and discovery that explores the concepts of morality and independence as Sally and John attempt to build separate futures.
Until, that is, providence stirs life’s mixing bowl once more, and Sammy is again the crucial ingredient. Thicker Than Soup is a moving tale of relationships set against a backdrop of both Thatcher’s Britain and a beautifully evoked Pakistan. Inspired by The Ginger Tree by Oswald Wynd, the novel explores the serious issues of cultural integration and diversity as well as adoption, and also, the devastating shock of HIV.
Patrick Aldermann, an accountant with a company that makes toilets, is passionate about his roses, which he prunes ruthly, 'deadheading' any blossoms a minute past their prime so as to make space for the younger blooms. Not much of a gardener, Dalziel views Patrick as a strong contender for the title of Most Boring Man in Yorkshire. Pascoe, though, has noticed that senior executives at the toilet company 'gentlemen, you might say, just a minute past their prime' have an unlucky habit of dying. And when they do, it's all but inevitably Patrick who, like a lucky young bloom, is poised to take their place.
The Little Book of Scientific Principles, Theories, & Things explains 175 laws, principles, equations, theories and things that form the foundations of science. It features all the great names in science, including Pythagoras, Galileo, Newton, Darwin, and Einstein, as well as more recent contributors such as Rachel Carson, James Lovelock, and Stephen Hawking. This little book presents serious science simply, answering questions like: What is Pythagorean Theorem? What is the difference between circadian rhythms and the popular concept of biorhythms? What is Hawking’s Black Hole Theory? Who developed the World Wide Web?
After an on-air gaffe goes viral and jeopardizes her career, journalist Desiree Turner retreats home to Verbena, California for some peace and quiet. She begins working one of the quietest jobs around: presiding over funerals for her great-grandfather’s funeral parlor. But the action seems to follow her as a fistfight breaks out between neighbors Rosemarie Brewer and Lola Hansen at one of the first funerals she’s in charge of running. It exposes a nasty dispute and Rosemarie’s husband, Alan, is found murdered shortly after. Lola’s husband, Kyle, is immediately arrested. Desiree, whose own father’s death was devastating, has always viewed Kyle as a second father. Determined to clear his name, Desiree jumps head first into the investigation and quickly discovers that Alan had several unsavory habits at his job and in his personal life, including putting assets into his mistress’s account to hide them from Rosemarie. People murder for money and love all the time, and there’s no telling who he offended just enough to push them over the edge. Desiree is looking in all the right places, but she better catch the killer fast before they come for her next in A Grave Issue, the clever series debut by Lillian Bell.
Describes the science of ballistics, including the types of weapons and ammunition used in crimes, clues guns and bullets leave behind, techniques used by ballistics experts, and how ballistics evidence is used to solve crimes.