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 Going To The Mountain: Life Lessons From My Grandfather, Nelson Mandela Hardcover English by Ndaba Mandela - 26 June 2018  Going To The Mountain: Life Lessons From My Grandfather, Nelson Mandela Hardcover English by Ndaba Mandela - 26 June 2018
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SpecificationsAbout the Author Nelson Mandelas legacy lives on as his grandson Ndaba Mandela continues to keep its beacon of hope bright fueling its fiery message that one person can make a difference. Ndaba is the cofounder and cochairman of the Africa Rising Foundation an organization dedicated to promoting a positive image of Africa around the world and to increasing its potential for growth in the areas of education employment and international corporate alliances for profit and partnership. Ndaba is also the longest serving ambassador of UNAIDS which seeks to end discrimination around HIV/AIDS. Ndaba was named one of the "28 Men of Change" by Black Entertainment Television and is showing the world through his actions and orations that Nelson Mandelas voice and message of freedom still rings true. He lives in South Africa.Author 1 Ndaba MandelaBook Description The first-ever book to tell Nelson Mandelas life through the eyes of the grandson who was raised by him chronicling Ndaba Mandelas life living with and learning from one of the greatest leaders and humanitarians the world has ever known. To the rest of the world Nelson Mandela was a giant: an anti-apartheid revolutionary a world-renowned humanitarian and South Africas first black president. To Ndaba Mandela he was simply "Granddad." In Going to the Mountain Ndaba tells how he came to live with Mandela shortly after he turned eleven--having met each other only once years before when Mandela was imprisoned at Victor Verster Prison--and how the two of them slowly cautiously built a relationship that would affect both their lives in extraordinary ways. It wasnt an easy transition. Mandela had high expectations for those around him especially his family and Ndaba chafed at the strict rules and exacting guidelines in his grandfathers home. But at the same time--through overheard calls from foreign dignitaries as well as the Xhosa folk wisdom that his grandfather shared with him at every opportunity--Ndaba was learning how to be a man. On a scale both personal and epic Ndabas extraordinary journey mirrors that of South Africas coming of age--from the segregated Soweto ghettos into which he was born to the privileged life in which he grew up and the turbulent yet exciting times in which he carries on his grandfathers legacy. Going to the Mountain is in the end a story about unlocking the power within each of us. Its a cautionary tale about how a childs life can go one way or the other depending upon the intervention of a caring soul--and about the awesome power of love to serve as a catalyst for change.ISBN-13 9780316486576Language EnglishNumber of Pages 272Publication Date 26 June 2018Publisher Hachette Books SpecificationsAbout the Author Nelson Mandelas legacy lives on as his grandson Ndaba Mandela continues to keep its beacon of hope bright fueling its fiery message that one person can make a difference. Ndaba is the cofounder and cochairman of the Africa Rising Foundation an organization dedicated to promoting a positive image of Africa around the world and to increasing its potential for growth in the areas of education employment and international corporate alliances for profit and partnership. Ndaba is also the longest serving ambassador of UNAIDS which seeks to end discrimination around HIV/AIDS. Ndaba was named one of the "28 Men of Change" by Black Entertainment Television and is showing the world through his actions and orations that Nelson Mandelas voice and message of freedom still rings true. He lives in South Africa.Author 1 Ndaba MandelaBook Description The first-ever book to tell Nelson Mandelas life through the eyes of the grandson who was raised by him chronicling Ndaba Mandelas life living with and learning from one of the greatest leaders and humanitarians the world has ever known. To the rest of the world Nelson Mandela was a giant: an anti-apartheid revolutionary a world-renowned humanitarian and South Africas first black president. To Ndaba Mandela he was simply "Granddad." In Going to the Mountain Ndaba tells how he came to live with Mandela shortly after he turned eleven--having met each other only once years before when Mandela was imprisoned at Victor Verster Prison--and how the two of them slowly cautiously built a relationship that would affect both their lives in extraordinary ways. It wasnt an easy transition. Mandela had high expectations for those around him especially his family and Ndaba chafed at the strict rules and exacting guidelines in his grandfathers home. But at the same time--through overheard calls from foreign dignitaries as well as the Xhosa folk wisdom that his grandfather shared with him at every opportunity--Ndaba was learning how to be a man. On a scale both personal and epic Ndabas extraordinary journey mirrors that of South Africas coming of age--from the segregated Soweto ghettos into which he was born to the privileged life in which he grew up and the turbulent yet exciting times in which he carries on his grandfathers legacy. Going to the Mountain is in the end a story about unlocking the power within each of us. Its a cautionary tale about how a childs life can go one way or the other depending upon the intervention of a caring soul--and about the awesome power of love to serve as a catalyst for change.ISBN-13 9780316486576Language EnglishNumber of Pages 272Publication Date 26 June 2018Publisher Hachette Books
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 I Used To Know That: Stuff You Forgot From School Paperback English by Caroline Taggart - 9/1/2011  I Used To Know That: Stuff You Forgot From School Paperback English by Caroline Taggart - 9/1/2011
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SpecificationsAbout the Author Caroline Taggart has worked in publishing for nearly 30 years the last 18 of them as a freelance editor of non-fiction. She has edited innumerable natural history titles notably Jonathan Scotts Big Cat Diary books and the tie-in to the BBC series Walking with Dinosaurs as well as books on gardening cookery health witchcraft pop music the Blitz the D-Day landings the House of Commons and the English language. She has also written a handbook for mature students and an encyclopaedia of dogs. The first book Caroline wrote was I Used To Know That a Sunday Times bestseller published in 2008. This was followed by My Grammar and I also a Sunday Times bestseller Answers to Rhetorical Questions A Classical Education An Apple A Day and Pushing the Envelope. Her books have appeared in the Sunday Times Daily Express Daily Telegraph the Times the Sun and many other publications and her frequent television and radio appearances include BBC1 Breakfast BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio 5 Live.Author 1 Caroline TaggartBook Description This is a fascinating book... it will no doubt be a great source of entertainment around many a dinner table - She A Sunday Times top-ten title in 2008 and a bestseller ever since I Used to Know That has continued to delight readers with its pages of forgotten facts from our school days. This great gift book has been repackaged with a fresh jacket design for anyone new to the series and old fans alike. Nostalgic informative and entertaining it is an ideal and accessible buy for adults wanting to brush up on their lost knowledge. If youve forgotten the capital city of Chile; the basics of osmosis; how to solve a quadratic equation; who wrote the famous poem about daffodils; the use of a conjunction or the number of continents in the world I Used to Know That is guaranteed to provide all the answers. Other titles in the series include: 9781843176572 My Grammar and I Or Should That Be Me? 9781782434634 Divorced Beheaded Died..:Editorial Review Amusing but useful... I am not the only one planning to keep it on my desk to avoid any intellectually embarrassing moments The Scotsman a droll personal audit of how much - or how little - of school learning lingers on into later life... it is not only fun to dip into it is a mine of useful information... Its all there easily found clearly laid out The Oldie This is a fascinating book... it will no doubt be a great source of entertainment around many a dinner table She A fun and witty collection of snippets of information we used to know from school Essentials This is an absorbing volume of familiar facts and figures you may well have forgotten... If the answers are just out of reach but you know them really this is the book for you Sainsburys Magazine It is a fascinating read and you might even learn a few things you missed out on first time around Townswoman Magazine It covers everything we should remember from school but dont The Western Mail could help you connect with your childhood boost your brainpower and remind your kids just how clever you are Irish News [an] entertaining rag-bag of a book a sort of cocktail of half-remembered things from your schooldays Birmingham Evening MailISBN-10 1843176556Language EnglishNumber of Pages 192Publication Date 9/1/2011View Full Specifications SpecificationsAbout the Author Caroline Taggart has worked in publishing for nearly 30 years the last 18 of them as a freelance editor of non-fiction. She has edited innumerable natural history titles notably Jonathan Scotts Big Cat Diary books and the tie-in to the BBC series Walking with Dinosaurs as well as books on gardening cookery health witchcraft pop music the Blitz the D-Day landings the House of Commons and the English language. She has also written a handbook for mature students and an encyclopaedia of dogs. The first book Caroline wrote was I Used To Know That a Sunday Times bestseller published in 2008. This was followed by My Grammar and I also a Sunday Times bestseller Answers to Rhetorical Questions A Classical Education An Apple A Day and Pushing the Envelope. Her books have appeared in the Sunday Times Daily Express Daily Telegraph the Times the Sun and many other publications and her frequent television and radio appearances include BBC1 Breakfast BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio 5 Live.Author 1 Caroline TaggartBook Description This is a fascinating book... it will no doubt be a great source of entertainment around many a dinner table - She A Sunday Times top-ten title in 2008 and a bestseller ever since I Used to Know That has continued to delight readers with its pages of forgotten facts from our school days. This great gift book has been repackaged with a fresh jacket design for anyone new to the series and old fans alike. Nostalgic informative and entertaining it is an ideal and accessible buy for adults wanting to brush up on their lost knowledge. If youve forgotten the capital city of Chile; the basics of osmosis; how to solve a quadratic equation; who wrote the famous poem about daffodils; the use of a conjunction or the number of continents in the world I Used to Know That is guaranteed to provide all the answers. Other titles in the series include: 9781843176572 My Grammar and I Or Should That Be Me? 9781782434634 Divorced Beheaded Died..:Editorial Review Amusing but useful... I am not the only one planning to keep it on my desk to avoid any intellectually embarrassing moments The Scotsman a droll personal audit of how much - or how little - of school learning lingers on into later life... it is not only fun to dip into it is a mine of useful information... Its all there easily found clearly laid out The Oldie This is a fascinating book... it will no doubt be a great source of entertainment around many a dinner table She A fun and witty collection of snippets of information we used to know from school Essentials This is an absorbing volume of familiar facts and figures you may well have forgotten... If the answers are just out of reach but you know them really this is the book for you Sainsburys Magazine It is a fascinating read and you might even learn a few things you missed out on first time around Townswoman Magazine It covers everything we should remember from school but dont The Western Mail could help you connect with your childhood boost your brainpower and remind your kids just how clever you are Irish News [an] entertaining rag-bag of a book a sort of cocktail of half-remembered things from your schooldays Birmingham Evening MailISBN-10 1843176556Language EnglishNumber of Pages 192Publication Date 9/1/2011View Full Specifications
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SpecificationsAuthor 1 Chris-Anne Chris-AnneGrade NewISBN-13 9781401958039Language EnglishPublication Date 2019Publisher Hay HouseWhats In The Box Books SpecificationsAuthor 1 Chris-Anne Chris-AnneGrade NewISBN-13 9781401958039Language EnglishPublication Date 2019Publisher Hay HouseWhats In The Box Books
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SpecificationsAuthor 1 Concept International LLCBook Description Pet Passport We realized its hard to have all health information about your animal when youre away moving to an other State switching veterinarians or traveling abroad. The older your pet the more difficult to track all information- description animal- microchip number- vaccination history - annual health check - clinical examination.. and much more information about your best buddy. Thats why we came with the idea Pet Passport for your pet dog or cat to keep all information in a booklet that you can use during his/her lifetime. The Pet Passport is also meant for Pets traveling in the USA State to State. Our goal is to get all Pets [cats &dogs] born in the USA a Pet Passport to get all medical records and information about the pet since the beginning. The Pet Passport is of particular benefit for pet owners and veterinarians.Edition Number 1ISBN-13 9781539363750Language EnglishNumber of Pages 48Publisher CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform SpecificationsAuthor 1 Concept International LLCBook Description Pet Passport We realized its hard to have all health information about your animal when youre away moving to an other State switching veterinarians or traveling abroad. The older your pet the more difficult to track all information- description animal- microchip number- vaccination history - annual health check - clinical examination.. and much more information about your best buddy. Thats why we came with the idea Pet Passport for your pet dog or cat to keep all information in a booklet that you can use during his/her lifetime. The Pet Passport is also meant for Pets traveling in the USA State to State. Our goal is to get all Pets [cats &dogs] born in the USA a Pet Passport to get all medical records and information about the pet since the beginning. The Pet Passport is of particular benefit for pet owners and veterinarians.Edition Number 1ISBN-13 9781539363750Language EnglishNumber of Pages 48Publisher CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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SpecificationsAuthor 1 Paru ItagakiISBN-10 1974707989ISBN-13 9781974707980Language EnglishNumber of Pages 208Publication Date 8-Aug-19Publisher VIZ Media LLC SpecificationsAuthor 1 Paru ItagakiISBN-10 1974707989ISBN-13 9781974707980Language EnglishNumber of Pages 208Publication Date 8-Aug-19Publisher VIZ Media LLC
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SpecificationsAbout the Author Nick Hasted writes on music movies books and comics for The Independent The Guardian and Uncut magazine. He lives in South London.Author 1 Nick HastedBook Description Nick Hasteds ground-breaking book traces Marshall Mathers rise to fame from the schools and workplaces of his native Detroit to global superstardom. The author also lays bare Eminems relationships with his much-hated mother his teenage soul-mate Kim Scott producer Dr. Dre and The Bass Brothers who guided and inspired him from the age of fourteen. This new edition comes right up to date analysing the huge success of Eminems label Shady Records and his protege 50 cent.Editorial Review A serious and even handed account.ISBN-10 1849384584ISBN-13 9781849384582Language EnglishNumber of Pages 250View Full Specifications SpecificationsAbout the Author Nick Hasted writes on music movies books and comics for The Independent The Guardian and Uncut magazine. He lives in South London.Author 1 Nick HastedBook Description Nick Hasteds ground-breaking book traces Marshall Mathers rise to fame from the schools and workplaces of his native Detroit to global superstardom. The author also lays bare Eminems relationships with his much-hated mother his teenage soul-mate Kim Scott producer Dr. Dre and The Bass Brothers who guided and inspired him from the age of fourteen. This new edition comes right up to date analysing the huge success of Eminems label Shady Records and his protege 50 cent.Editorial Review A serious and even handed account.ISBN-10 1849384584ISBN-13 9781849384582Language EnglishNumber of Pages 250View Full Specifications
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SpecificationsAuthor 1 Rosina MirabellaGrade NewISBN-13 9780062983107Language EnglishPublisher HarperCollins SpecificationsAuthor 1 Rosina MirabellaGrade NewISBN-13 9780062983107Language EnglishPublisher HarperCollins
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SpecificationsAuthor 1 Alyssa Satin CapucilliGrade NewISBN-13 9780062983145Language EnglishPublisher HarperCollinsWhats In The Box Books SpecificationsAuthor 1 Alyssa Satin CapucilliGrade NewISBN-13 9780062983145Language EnglishPublisher HarperCollinsWhats In The Box Books
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SpecificationsAuthor 1 Jane AustenBook Description Lady Susan and Other WorksEdition Number 0ISBN-13 9781840226966Language EnglishNumber of Pages 0Publication Date 07-May-13Publisher Wordsworth SpecificationsAuthor 1 Jane AustenBook Description Lady Susan and Other WorksEdition Number 0ISBN-13 9781840226966Language EnglishNumber of Pages 0Publication Date 07-May-13Publisher Wordsworth
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SpecificationsAbout the Author Caitlin Doughty was born and raised in Hawaii before gaining a degree in Medieval History from the University of Chicago. She currently lives in Los Angeles where she owns an alternative funeral home Undertaking LA. She is the creator of the Ask a Mortician web series the founder of the death acceptance collective The Order of the Good Dead and co-founder of Death Salon.Author 1 Caitlin DoughtyBook Description Unforgettable . . . a hilarious poignant and impassioned plea to revolutionise our attitudes to death Gavin Francis GuardianFrom her first day at Westwind Cremation & Burial twenty-three-year-old Caitlin Doughty threw herself into her curious new profession. Coming face-to-face with the very thing we go to great lengths to avoid thinking about she started to wonder about the lives of those she cremated and the mourning families they left behind and found herself confounded by peoples erratic reactions to death. Exploring our death rituals - and those of other cultures - she pleads the case for healthier attitudes around death and dying. Full of bizarre encounters gallows humour and vivid characters both living and very dead this illuminating account makes this otherwise terrifying subject inviting and fascinating.Editorial Review A zingy fresh and possibly even important book about death . . . This book might change your life * * Evening Standard * * Upbeat brave and brilliantly morbidly curious . . . Important and timely * * Sunday Times * * A well-researched beautifully observed book and Doughty is a convincing and impassioned advocate for changes in our cultural attitudes towards death . . . Theres much to enjoy in this thoughtful unflinching and highly entertaining memoir * * Observer * * Absolutely and utterly life affirming . . . Nothing is off limits . . . And yet all of it is written with the utmost respect . . . There are many moments that moved me . . . Doughtys language is full of the notion of care * * Scotsman * * Funny but not flippant sometimes painful but rightly so and always compelling * * Literary Review * * Frank . . . philosophical . . . engaging and even wicked * * New York Times * * Acerbic hilarious and thoughtful . . . Doughtys feisty but lovable personality shines through and that would be enough for a decent memoir but she does so much more here. The author uses her own life as a jumping off point in this beautifully crafted piece of writing dovetailing her own observations with the work of psychologists literary figures industry professionals philosophers and religious leaders to argue coherently and convincingly that the impersonal big business model of the funeral industry is robbing us of a vital component of the human experience. She argues that only by facing our mortality and becoming intimate with the idea of death can we live our lives to the fullest and its hard to argue with her * * Independent * * Eye-opening cringe-inducing often hilarious occasionally haunting always insightful -- DAVID EAGLEMAN Caitlin Doughty blows a huge matter-of-fact hole in the grim curtain of silence surrounding the death industry - and what a blessed relief that is. This book absolutely must be read if only to remind all of us that exercise organic food and plastic surgery only work up to a point. Doughty is my kind of death crusader - compassionate unblinking and very very funny -- MEG ROSOFF Caitlin Doughty is not what I imagine a funeral director to be . . . she is funny young and enthusiastic the same characteristics that infuse her memoir * * Sunday Times * * Strange and funny. It may well blow your mind wide open * * Flavorwire * * [Doughtys] sincere hilarious and perhaps life-altering memoir is a must-read for anyone who plans on dying * * Booklist * * Arresting . . . refreshing . . . riveting * * Grazia * * Timely funny honest and interesting Smoke Gets in Your Eyes is an enormously helpful contribution to the current taboo-breaking debate about death -- Virginia Ironside With the dark wit you might expect from an undertaker and the compassion and insight you might not strong storytelling and vivid descriptions she displays a protective mechanism that the psychologists seem to have forgotten - humour * * New Scientist * * Brave and fascinating . . . unusually funny * * Daily Mail * * A death-changing book . . . It is impossible not to be inspired by Doughtys commitment to her cause * * The Times * * Often funny . . . yet never irreverent * * Irish Sunday Independent * * A book as graphic and morbid as this one could easily suck its readers into a bout of sorrow but Doughty - a trustworthy tour guide through the repulsive and wondrous world of death - keeps us laughing most of the way * * Washington Post * * Theres a welcome honesty to Doughtys account of her time as a mortician which starts when she has to shave the face of her first corpse. In some ways its reassuring that we return to dust and Doughtys healthy humour and practicality are reassuring too * * Glasgow Sunday Herald * * Theres something about her understanding of how fragile life can be that got to me . . . And although none of us wants to be confronted by that all the time Doughty has a matter-of-factness that makes that not as scary as it usually seems * * Scotland on Sunday * * Doughty writes about her life with corpses with all the sassiness that other young women bring to penning romcoms * * Mail on Sunday * * Doughty is determined to lead the way in confronting mortality. Indeed she does not so much meet Deaths gaze as attempt to stare him into submission...Doughtys corpse-collecting adventures are often hilarious as well as informing. If you had not planned to pack a book about crematoria for your holiday read this one offers plenty of reasons to reconsider * * Financial Times * * A highly unusual memoir . . . a manifesto for how to live - and die - better. Caitlin with her no-nonsense style and absolute single-mindedness plus a healthy dose of goth sensibility bravely shows that death is nothing to be afraid of * * Twin Magazine * * Truly riveting . . . this funerally forthright book rings with life and dead-pan humour . . . Having read her brilliant contribution to the death debate Im with her all the way to the cremation chamber and Id let her push the button * * Bookseller Book of the Month * *ISBN-10 1782111050ISBN-13 9781782111054Language EnglishNumber of Pages 272View Full Specifications SpecificationsAbout the Author Caitlin Doughty was born and raised in Hawaii before gaining a degree in Medieval History from the University of Chicago. She currently lives in Los Angeles where she owns an alternative funeral home Undertaking LA. She is the creator of the Ask a Mortician web series the founder of the death acceptance collective The Order of the Good Dead and co-founder of Death Salon.Author 1 Caitlin DoughtyBook Description Unforgettable . . . a hilarious poignant and impassioned plea to revolutionise our attitudes to death Gavin Francis GuardianFrom her first day at Westwind Cremation & Burial twenty-three-year-old Caitlin Doughty threw herself into her curious new profession. Coming face-to-face with the very thing we go to great lengths to avoid thinking about she started to wonder about the lives of those she cremated and the mourning families they left behind and found herself confounded by peoples erratic reactions to death. Exploring our death rituals - and those of other cultures - she pleads the case for healthier attitudes around death and dying. Full of bizarre encounters gallows humour and vivid characters both living and very dead this illuminating account makes this otherwise terrifying subject inviting and fascinating.Editorial Review A zingy fresh and possibly even important book about death . . . This book might change your life * * Evening Standard * * Upbeat brave and brilliantly morbidly curious . . . Important and timely * * Sunday Times * * A well-researched beautifully observed book and Doughty is a convincing and impassioned advocate for changes in our cultural attitudes towards death . . . Theres much to enjoy in this thoughtful unflinching and highly entertaining memoir * * Observer * * Absolutely and utterly life affirming . . . Nothing is off limits . . . And yet all of it is written with the utmost respect . . . There are many moments that moved me . . . Doughtys language is full of the notion of care * * Scotsman * * Funny but not flippant sometimes painful but rightly so and always compelling * * Literary Review * * Frank . . . philosophical . . . engaging and even wicked * * New York Times * * Acerbic hilarious and thoughtful . . . Doughtys feisty but lovable personality shines through and that would be enough for a decent memoir but she does so much more here. The author uses her own life as a jumping off point in this beautifully crafted piece of writing dovetailing her own observations with the work of psychologists literary figures industry professionals philosophers and religious leaders to argue coherently and convincingly that the impersonal big business model of the funeral industry is robbing us of a vital component of the human experience. She argues that only by facing our mortality and becoming intimate with the idea of death can we live our lives to the fullest and its hard to argue with her * * Independent * * Eye-opening cringe-inducing often hilarious occasionally haunting always insightful -- DAVID EAGLEMAN Caitlin Doughty blows a huge matter-of-fact hole in the grim curtain of silence surrounding the death industry - and what a blessed relief that is. This book absolutely must be read if only to remind all of us that exercise organic food and plastic surgery only work up to a point. Doughty is my kind of death crusader - compassionate unblinking and very very funny -- MEG ROSOFF Caitlin Doughty is not what I imagine a funeral director to be . . . she is funny young and enthusiastic the same characteristics that infuse her memoir * * Sunday Times * * Strange and funny. It may well blow your mind wide open * * Flavorwire * * [Doughtys] sincere hilarious and perhaps life-altering memoir is a must-read for anyone who plans on dying * * Booklist * * Arresting . . . refreshing . . . riveting * * Grazia * * Timely funny honest and interesting Smoke Gets in Your Eyes is an enormously helpful contribution to the current taboo-breaking debate about death -- Virginia Ironside With the dark wit you might expect from an undertaker and the compassion and insight you might not strong storytelling and vivid descriptions she displays a protective mechanism that the psychologists seem to have forgotten - humour * * New Scientist * * Brave and fascinating . . . unusually funny * * Daily Mail * * A death-changing book . . . It is impossible not to be inspired by Doughtys commitment to her cause * * The Times * * Often funny . . . yet never irreverent * * Irish Sunday Independent * * A book as graphic and morbid as this one could easily suck its readers into a bout of sorrow but Doughty - a trustworthy tour guide through the repulsive and wondrous world of death - keeps us laughing most of the way * * Washington Post * * Theres a welcome honesty to Doughtys account of her time as a mortician which starts when she has to shave the face of her first corpse. In some ways its reassuring that we return to dust and Doughtys healthy humour and practicality are reassuring too * * Glasgow Sunday Herald * * Theres something about her understanding of how fragile life can be that got to me . . . And although none of us wants to be confronted by that all the time Doughty has a matter-of-factness that makes that not as scary as it usually seems * * Scotland on Sunday * * Doughty writes about her life with corpses with all the sassiness that other young women bring to penning romcoms * * Mail on Sunday * * Doughty is determined to lead the way in confronting mortality. Indeed she does not so much meet Deaths gaze as attempt to stare him into submission...Doughtys corpse-collecting adventures are often hilarious as well as informing. If you had not planned to pack a book about crematoria for your holiday read this one offers plenty of reasons to reconsider * * Financial Times * * A highly unusual memoir . . . a manifesto for how to live - and die - better. Caitlin with her no-nonsense style and absolute single-mindedness plus a healthy dose of goth sensibility bravely shows that death is nothing to be afraid of * * Twin Magazine * * Truly riveting . . . this funerally forthright book rings with life and dead-pan humour . . . Having read her brilliant contribution to the death debate Im with her all the way to the cremation chamber and Id let her push the button * * Bookseller Book of the Month * *ISBN-10 1782111050ISBN-13 9781782111054Language EnglishNumber of Pages 272View Full Specifications
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SpecificationsAuthor 1 Russ ShiptonEdition Number 1st EditionISBN-13 9780711901599Language EnglishNumber of Pages 16Publication Date 23-Dec-88Publisher Music Sales SpecificationsAuthor 1 Russ ShiptonEdition Number 1st EditionISBN-13 9780711901599Language EnglishNumber of Pages 16Publication Date 23-Dec-88Publisher Music Sales
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SpecificationsAbout the Author Ian Wilkinson is Professor of Therapeutics at the University of Cambridge and an Honorary Consultant Physician at Addenbrookes Hospital Cambridge UK Tim Raine is Clinical Fellow and Honorary Registrar in Gastroenterology and General Medicine at the Wellcome Trust and Addenbrookes Hospital Cambidge UK. Kate Wiles is NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow in Nephrology and Obstetric Medicine at Guys and St. Thomas NHS Foundation Trust London UK.Author 1 Ian B. WilkinsonAuthor 2 Tim RaineAuthor 3 Kate WilesAuthor 4 Anna GoodhartAuthor 5 Catriona HallAuthor 6 Harriet ONeillBook Description Now in its tenth edition the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine has been fully revised with five new authors on the writing team bringing content fresh from the bedside. Space has been breathed into the design with more core material at your fingertips in quick-reference lists and flow diagrams and key references have been honed to the most up-to-date and relevant. Each page has been updated to reflect the latest changes in practice and best management and the chapters on gastroenterology history and examination infectious disease neurology and radiology have been extensively revised. Unique among medical texts the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine is a complete and concise guide to the core areas of medicine that also encourages thinking about the world from the patients perspective offering a holistic patient-centred approach. Loved and trusted by millions for over three decades the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine continues to be a truly indispensable companion for the practice of modern medicine.View Full Specifications SpecificationsAbout the Author Ian Wilkinson is Professor of Therapeutics at the University of Cambridge and an Honorary Consultant Physician at Addenbrookes Hospital Cambridge UK Tim Raine is Clinical Fellow and Honorary Registrar in Gastroenterology and General Medicine at the Wellcome Trust and Addenbrookes Hospital Cambidge UK. Kate Wiles is NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow in Nephrology and Obstetric Medicine at Guys and St. Thomas NHS Foundation Trust London UK.Author 1 Ian B. WilkinsonAuthor 2 Tim RaineAuthor 3 Kate WilesAuthor 4 Anna GoodhartAuthor 5 Catriona HallAuthor 6 Harriet ONeillBook Description Now in its tenth edition the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine has been fully revised with five new authors on the writing team bringing content fresh from the bedside. Space has been breathed into the design with more core material at your fingertips in quick-reference lists and flow diagrams and key references have been honed to the most up-to-date and relevant. Each page has been updated to reflect the latest changes in practice and best management and the chapters on gastroenterology history and examination infectious disease neurology and radiology have been extensively revised. Unique among medical texts the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine is a complete and concise guide to the core areas of medicine that also encourages thinking about the world from the patients perspective offering a holistic patient-centred approach. Loved and trusted by millions for over three decades the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine continues to be a truly indispensable companion for the practice of modern medicine.View Full Specifications
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