You Made Me Late Again!

My New Collection

You Made Me Late Again!

With over 50 new poems from Britain’s favorite poet, You Made Me Late Again! is an essential addition to Pam Ayres’ incomparable collection of works. Pam’s poems are observant, witty, and poignant in equal measure. In "The Swifts" and "The Pyracantha Anthem," she marvels at nature, while "A Patient’s Prayer" and "Litter Moron" offer wry views on Modern Britain. From the dog being afraid of the toaster to your son leaving home for university; and from the search for that perfect swimsuit to becoming a gran for the first time—Pam’s poems are beautifully crafted, and her subjects the everyday and the universal. Delightfully illustrated, most of the poems are brand new, yet it also features several firm favorites from her stage shows, published for the first time, such as "The Make-up Lady" and "Tippy Tappy Feet."

Poems That Make Grown Women Cry

Poems That Make Grown Women Cry

‘A deep and valuable collection that you could rely upon in your time of need’ The Times Following the success of their anthology Poems That Make Grown Men Cry, father-and-son team Anthony and Ben Holden, working with Amnesty International, have asked the same revealing question of 100 remarkable women. What poem has moved you to tears? The poems chosen range from the eighth century to today, from Rumi and Shakespeare to Sylvia Plath, W. H. Auden to Carol Ann Duffy, Pablo Neruda and Derek Walcott to Imtiaz Dharker and Warsan Shire. Their themes range from love and loss, through mortality and mystery, war and peace, to the beauty and variety of nature. From Yoko Ono to Judi Dench, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie to Elena Ferrante, Carol Ann Duffy to Meera Syal, and Joan Baez to Olivia Colman, this unique collection delivers private insights into the minds of women whose writing, acting and thinking are admired around the world.

40: A Doonesbury Retrospective 2000 to 2010

40: A Doonesbury Retrospective 2000 to 2010

Created by the team that brought you The Complete Far Side and The Complete Calvin and Hobbes, the massive anthology 40 marks Doonesbury’s40th anniversary by examining in depth the characters that have given the strip such vitality. This fourth volume of the four-volume e-book edition of 40 covers the years 2000 to 2009 for the celebrated cartoon strip.

40: A Doonesbury Retrospective 1990 to 1999

40: A Doonesbury Retrospective 1990 to 1999

Created by the team that brought you The Complete Far Side and The Complete Calvin and Hobbes, the massive anthology 40 marks Doonesbury’s40th anniversary by examining in depth the characters that have given the strip such vitality. This third volume of the four-volume e-book edition of 40 covers the years 1990 to 1999 for the celebrated cartoon strip.

Difficult Mothers: Understanding and Overcoming Their Power

Difficult Mothers: Understanding and Overcoming Their Power

An essential work for readers seeking compassionate, wise guidance about the powerful relationship between mothers and their sons and daughters. Mother love is often seen as sacred, but for many children the relationship is a painful struggle. Using the newest research on human attachment and brain development, Terri Apter, an internationally acclaimed psychologist and writer, unlocks the mysteries of this complicated bond. She showcases the five different types of difficult mother—the angry mother, the controlling mother, the narcissistic mother, the envious mother, and the emotionally neglectful mother—and explains the patterns of behavior seen in each type. Apter also explores the dilemma at the heart of a difficult relationship: why a mother has such a powerful impact on us and why we continue to care about her responses long after we have outgrown our dependence. She then shows how we can conduct an “emotional audit” on ourselves to overcome the power of the complex feelings a difficult mother inflicts. In the end this book celebrates the great resilience of sons and daughters of difficult mothers as well as acknowledging their special challenges.

Late Again!

Late Again!

Perform this script about a girl who is always late.

Krubi's Dreamtime

Krubi's Dreamtime

Kaylene Scott falls in love with part-Aboriginal, Todd Wilson, in the South Australian desert, and they travel down to Victoria's Gippsland District to marry and refurbish a derelict caravan park in a coastal fishing village. They ignore a tribal Elder's warning of tribal revenge for flaunting the law in a mixed race marriage. Kaylene has learnt to adapt to her husband's Dreamtime Legends, but finds herself on the receiving end of racial prejudice from her Caucasian counterparts, and they are soon embroiled in murder and a kidnapping case, when Todd's past love, the beautiful Sapphire, invades their life, causing mystery and intrigue. Kaylene soon finds she has her own style of Dreamtime, surrounded by the forgotten past of the historical Port, where the first Governor of Victoria once resided, and history refuses to remain buried.

What Will Other People Think?

What Will Other People Think?

DescriptionBorn an only child to a family with a traditional but outdated view to discipline, Tom spent his early years on the outskirts of London, before his family moved to a cottage in the countryside. After his father became interested in horseracing, it was decided that the family were going to move to Newmarket to follow his fathers dream of becoming a successful race horse trainer.The idyllic life that his family hoped to pursue when they moved to Newmarket never happened, as they were betrayed by a colleague and lost their financial security. Becoming targets for people who had been wronged by the same person that deceived them.As his world grew more uncertain, his mental health began to wain, and by the time his grandparents committed suicide, Tom was engulfed in a fully blown psychotic illness that led to him being sectioned when he was sixteen.After finding a flaw in his psychotic delusions. Tom worked hard to regain some control of his life and integrate with the lifestyle of Newmarket's famous horseracing industry. Tom then embarked on a years long quest to fit in and be 'normal'. But ultimately the desire to fit in with everyone else and the pressures of trying to live up to other people expectations caused him to have a major relapse that threw his world in turmoil. This biography charts the progress if one young mans recovery from severe mental illness and touches on the damage that can be done from trying to live up to other peoples expectations.About the AuthorTom currently resides in Newmarket, where he enjoys nature, illustration, listening to music, and singing songs he's written when nobody is listening. Hopefully one day he'll let you listen. You never know, stranger things have happened.He's recently become involved with the local service user group, Suffolk User Forum (SUF) and believes that service user involvement is essential for maintaining and improving services for other people who experience mental distress.

Advanced Health and Social Care

Advanced Health and Social Care

This student textbook matches the mandatory units and key skills of the GNVQ in Health and Social Care qualification, advanced level. This revised edition contains information on key areas. Chapters and sub-chapters match the headings in the AVCE specifications, to ensure students find their way easily through the book. Every chapter contains case studies about real organizations, so that students can see how the theory they are learning is used every day in the real world.

Skeleton in the Closet

Skeleton in the Closet

Advertising and publicity have proven to be extremely effective. Television ads glamorize and popularize rail-thin models and actresses. Images have a mesmerizing affective influence on our young teenagers and our self-images. The younger the age, the more influence and the more damage the advertising has on youngsters. Food becomes an object of evil that will make you ugly. The only way to be beautiful is to be skinny. Obsession becomes compulsion and then it's an addiction that completely takes over the person. Self-control is gone and the person becomes the subject of a monster, the desire to be a skeleton.