11 May 2012
This is a story of love, war and betrayal seen through the affair of Harry Oldham and Lottie Simplon, an affair which one way or another lasted for most of the twentieth century.
26 April 2012
2 April 2012 marked the 30th anniversary of the invasion of the Falkland Islands. This is the thrilling untold story of the young helicopter pilots - most barely out of their teens - who risked their lives during this brief but ferocious war.
19 April 2012
For managers and business leaders who want to enhance performance, this easy-to-use guide to employee management offers real solutions for getting workers engaged and increasing productivity. It explains what employee engagement is, why it matters, what the benefits of it are, what helps and hinders it, how to measure it, how to put theory into action when trying to create it. As an added benefit, it offers plenty of advice on how managers can keep themselves engaged, even during the toughest of times.
5 April 2012
Far from the high-tech, high-rise of the super-cities, there lies another Japan. A Japan where snakes slither down school corridors, where bears prowl dark forests and where Westerners are still regarded as curious creatures. Welcome to the world of the inaka – the Japanese countryside.
30 March 2012
This text focuses on the forms and specificities of gender relations within the Italian community in Britian. When migration to Britain, from Italy, began the patriarchal traditions and belief systems the Italian migrants brought with them were rigid and strongly held. However, life in modern Britain has posed new challenges and led to some major adaptations.
14 March 2012
In Quick, Said the Bird, Richard Swigg makes the case for acoustics as the basis of the linkages, kinships, and inter-illuminations of a major twentieth-century literary relationship. Outsiders in their home terrain who nevertheless continued to reach back to their own American vocal identities, Williams, Eliot, and Moore embody a unique lineage that can be traced from their first significant works (1909–1918) to the 1960s.
1 March 2012
The trials and tribulations of a female army officer in the making, at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. When Héloïse Goodley quit her job as a City banker and decided to attend officer training at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, she had no prior military experience. On her arrival she was a complete novice: she'd never fired a rifle, never dug a trench; she couldn't march in file; she couldn't even shine her shoes.
29 February 2012
Are dictionaries really an ultimate source of 'correct' language? "Dictionaries as Cultural Products" is the first manuscript of such volume to deal with intentional and unintentional cultural biases and limitations in lexicography. It offers both, a theoretical exploration of word meaning and a practical perspective on dictionaries in use.
9 February 2012
Pteridomania or Fern Fever took a frantic hold in Britain from the 1840s. It was a craze fostered by an array of books and magazines and special equipment designed for fern hunting trips and the cultivation of the finds in delicate fern cases.
5 January 2012
Double Chance tells the tale of Charlie Chance who invented an imaginary friend after losing his best friend, the exotic Carlos.