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SIGNED MATA HARI
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By Yannick Murphy
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In the cold October of 1917 Margaretha Zelle, better known as Mata Hari, sits in a prison cell in  Paris  awaiting trial on charges of espionage. The penalty is death by firing squad. As she waits, burdened by a secret guilt, Mata Hari tells stories, Scheherazade-like, to buy back her life from her interrogators. From a bleak childhood in the  Netherlands , through a loveless marriage to a Dutch naval officer, Margaretha is transported to the forbidden sensual pleasures of  Indonesia . In the chill of her prison cell she spins tales of rosewater baths, native lovers, and Javanese jungles, evoking the magical world that sustained her even as her family crumbled. And then, in flight from her husband, Margaretha reinvents herself: she becomes an artist's model, circus rider, and finally the temple dancer Mata Hari, dressed in veils, admired by Diaghilev, performing for the crowned heads of  Europe . Through all her transformations, her life's fatal questions  was  she a traitor, and if so, why? burns ever brighter. Does the literary world need another fictional tribute to Mata Hari? If it is penned by the inimitable Murphy (Here They Come, 2006), the answer is yes. Weaving back and forth in time between Mata Hari's prison cell in Paris and her prior life in its many manifestations, the seductive narrative spins an irresistible tale of a woman whose legendary exploits are still a matter of historical debate. Was she or was she not a victim of time and circumstance? Did she really deserve to be executed as a spy? In the end, it doesn't really matter, but what does matter is that Murphy has fashioned a mesmerizing novel that creatively reimagines the life of one of the most notorious, and perhaps overvilified, women of all time. Flanagan, Margaret
AuthorYannick Murphy BindingHardcover
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By Kavita Raha
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Kavita Raha has had a multi-faceted career spanning 30 years in diverse fields such as banking, MICE and  E vent Management,  T ourism and  H ospitality,  C ommunity  L eadership and  as an  independent  E ntrepreneur.  Her drive, curiosity to learn and hunger for excellence has resulted in her outperforming in each of these roles while working for some of the biggest names in each of these industries. 
AuthorKavita Raha BindingPaperback
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By The Five Mile Press
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Whether preparing a class presentation, an individual project or even a poster, these educational packs will help make an ordinary assignment extraordinary! These project packs provide students with key information, fun facts and loads of great activities to help them create the best school projects EVER! Includes 16-page booklet jam- packed with facts and fun ideas. Also contains a removable A4 stencil sheet, a huge wall poster and stickers.
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By David Cameron
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The memoir of former Prime Minister David Cameron. David Cameron was elected Conservative leader in 2005, promising to modernise the party following its three successive electoral defeats. He became Prime Minister in 2010, forming Britain’s first coalition government in 70 years, at a moment of economic crisis, and went on to win the first outright Conservative majority for 23 years at the 2015 general election. In For the Record, Cameron explains how the governments he led transformed the UK economy while implementing a modern, compassionate agenda that included reforming education and welfare, legalising gay marriage, honouring the UK’s commitment to overseas aid and spearheading environmental policies. He will shed light on the seminal world events of his premiership – the Arab Spring; the rise of ISIS; the invasion of Ukraine; the conflicts in Libya, Iraq and Syria – as well as events at home, from the Olympic Games in 2012 to the Scottish referendum. He will also provide, for the first time, his perspective on the EU referendum and his views on the future of Britain’s place in the world in the light of Brexit. Revealing the battles and achievements of his life and career in intimate and frank detail, For the Record will be an important assessment of the significant political events of the last decade, the nature of power and the role of leadership at a time of profound global change.
AuthorDavid Cameron BindingHardcover
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By Sotile Wayne M
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Two kids. Two jobs. Too much? This timely book shows couples how to beat stress together. "Two incomes, no sex." Does this sound like an accurate depiction of your marriage? Unfortunately, the same traits that make people successful at the office being in control, staying competitive, and striving for perfection can be disastrous to a relationship. Today′s "Supercouples" are under tremendous pressure at work and at home, because they strive to be all things to all people at all times. In this timely book, psychologist Wayne Sotile and marriage counselor Mary Sotile show stressed–out couples how to recharge their relationship by using it as a haven from the demands of work and family. Whether one partner or both fit the super–achiever profile, Supercouple Syndrome offers new hope for nurturing a healthier, more balanced relationship. The authors describe an easy–to–follow stress management model Beating Stress Together (BEST) which they have used to help over 5,000 couples improve their relationships. Filled with lively stories, and easy–to–do exercises, this book provides a much–needed relational roadmap for today′s stressed–out supercouples. Learn how to go from "Stressed–out Supercouple" to "Dynamic Duo" in six easy steps. Gives "how–to" coping tips gleaned from extensive counseling of over 5,000 couples. Marketing: National Publicity with Author Tour. National Advertising. 1st Serial Ladies Home Journal . A Newbridge Bookclub Selection. Dove Audio. Wayne Sotile , Ph.D., and Mary Sotile , M.A. (Winston–Salem, NC) are co–directors of a couples and family therapy practice, and specialize in the treatment of professional couples. They are the coauthors of The Medical Marriage: A Couples Survival Guide , and also conduct workshops and consult on high–powered couples to national print and television media.
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By Carolyn S. Duff
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Based on interview with 200 career women at all levels in a variety of organizations (including NYNEX, Kodak, J.P. Morgan, and Corning), this work seeks to show women how they can successfully initiate and maintain mentoring relationships with more senior women. Topics covered include how to prepare to be someone's protege, how to identify the right mentor, getting beyond the fears and stereotypes that keep women apart, how to anticipate and avoid challenges to the mentoring relationship, and more. The book offers concrete strategies, rather than just theory, for developing a powerful woman-to-woman learning connection. Carolyn S. Duff (Fort Collins, CO) is president of WomenWorks, Inc., a consulting and training business focused on workplace gender issues. She is a frequent workshop leader and speaker and has discussed women-in-the-workplace issues on Fox Morning News, CNN, and numerous radio talk shows.
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