What was your experience of art in school? Was it all doilies, cheap paint, and crusty brushes? Or was it better than that but you still wondered why it seemed to be the runt of the educational litter. In this humorous, engaging, and thought-provoking book, Anna Cutler, a leading figure in art education, takes you on a journey through her personal experiences and reflections on the value of art in schools. By the end you’ll come to realise that the stakes are surprisingly high for the social, emotional, and intellectual development of our children. It is an impassioned plea to nourish, within and beyond schools, the one resource that will never run out: the human capacity to create.
“Engagingly informal and on a take-it-or-leave-it basis, this wise and witty book can be absorbed quite effortlessly in one sitting. It leaves you with the sense that you’ve enjoyed one-on-one tuition from the favourite teacher you never had.” Dr Shane Kinghorn, Manchester Metropolitan University.
“I learned a great deal reading this book and laughed in all the right places. It is a powerful, persuasive ‘Call to Arts’.” Andrew McGuinness, author.
A true story of hope, belief, failure, need and greed – one person’s struggle with addiction and their road to redemption.
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to live on the ‘other side’ or longed to change your life? In To Live a Life, the author offers an unflinching tale of experimenting with drugs and alcohol in pursuit of getting ‘out there’… only to discover once immersed, there seems no way back.
This raw memoir leads readers on a turbulent journey of addiction battling emotion, clinging to life, and ultimately seeking survival. Travel the so-called ‘rocky road’ of substance abuse leading to utter dependence...when you’d do ‘anything’ to ‘get on,’ followed by the agonizing revelation you’d now give anything to “get off.
More than an addiction story, this is a universal testament to the human capacity for change and the power of community in bettering our lives when we’ve lost our way. There is always hope if we want it badly enough.
Anisa John-Kocun’s inaugural work, Humility and Obedience, invites readers on a profound spiritual odyssey to discover the awe and majesty of the Most High God, the Creator. In her book, Anisa distils a wealth of spiritual wisdom, sharing transformative insights and personal narratives that resonate deeply, stirring the soul towards greater divine understanding.
This book transcends the boundaries of conventional religious texts, offering an introspective reflection on the essence of faith, the potency of prayer, and the transformative impact of God’s love. Anisa’s sincere and poignant musings aim to reach into the very core of the reader, prompting a journey of personal and spiritual discovery.
With engaging narratives and thoughtful musings, Anisa examines crucial aspects of spirituality, such as discerning one’s purpose, overcoming life’s hurdles, and embracing the divine will of the Creator, the Most High God. Her comforting prose provides solace amid doubt, direction amidst uncertainty, and optimism in the face of trials.
Humility and Obedience serves as more than a book; it is an immersive spiritual dialogue. Anisa’s genuine faith and clarity of voice offer encouragement, affirming each individual’s vast potential as a beloved creation of the Most High God.
This book is a heartfelt call to those yearning for spiritual depth, dedicated believers, or the spiritually curious, drawing them into a heartwarming embrace of faith and awakening. Journey alongside Anisa John-Kocun as she leads you closer to the Most High God through the pages of Humility and Obedience, and let her guiding words be a beacon for your spiritual evolution and a deeper communion with the divine.
Set within the vivid imagination of a seven-year-old boy, this story unfolds in the shadows of a life not yet touched by the promise of opportunity and escape. Young Dylann must navigate a maze of challenges to reach a brighter, more hopeful chapter. In his quest, he encounters Callum, a pivotal presence with unforeseen significance. Meanwhile, Dylann’s father confronts his own demons, wrestling with a shadowy history of addiction that must be reconciled for the family to move forward. Together, they seek the light at the end of the tunnel, where past and future are entwined.
Mustang Sally embarks on a journey that will shape not only her destiny but also the course of world events. Set against the backdrop of New Mexico’s mountains, her adventure takes her to Australia’s outback and beyond, where she encounters other young women who will play pivotal roles in her life and in shaping history. Together, they form the Desperada Cowgirls.
The Desperada Cowgirls embark on a mythical odyssey of self-discovery. Comprising the Council of the Seven Sisters, each member possesses a unique and extraordinary gift. These gifts range from maintaining eternal youth, predicting the future, and creating weaponry that targets ill intent, to controlling wealth and communications, and even the power to cook up changes. The story unfolds as the author explores whether these gifts will lead to a better world or only add to the existing chaos.
As the Desperadas interact with significant global events, they leave an indelible mark on history. The narrative delves into how their actions influence future outcomes.
In her novel The Desperada Cowgirls, author Jane Lawton offers a contemporary reinterpretation of the star sisters of the Pleiades constellation. This fast-paced tale will captivate young adult readers, drawing them into a world where modern stars align to create a thrilling narrative.
The Importance of Being Me: A Trans Reality is an essential guide for anyone navigating the complexities of gender identity. Whether you’re a parent of a child questioning their gender, a teenager contemplating a transition, or someone seeking clarity on the gender/sex debate, this book offers valuable insights. It delves into the experiences of those who have journeyed through ‘Transing’ or, as the author terms it, authenticating their true selves. This book is a vital resource for understanding and embracing the nuances of gender identity.
As a result of witnessing project management resource and capability gaps within small medium-sized enterprises, Bring Me Success Please is created and written by Liza Lee for businesses without dedicated project managers and for individuals who want to develop and apply project management capability to their projects.
Bring Me Success Please lays out critical ingredients for taking control of your projects and makes it very clear that implementing projects without project management capability can be problematic.
Bring Me Success Please takes you on a journey to transform your project and accelerate your journey to bringing success to your project. It provides step-by-step guidance and knowledge in the practical application of project management principles to small medium-sized enterprises and individuals, so that you can successfully complete your projects from start to finish confidently.
France is embroiled in war with Austria as Napoleon races from victory at Castiglione into the ragged peaks of the Tyrol. His aim: defeat the cunning General Würmser and conquer the fortress stronghold of Mantua. But even while Napoleon pursues Würmser down the Brenta River Valley, Austrian forces are secretly gathering under General Alvinczy. They plan a daring offensive to drive the outnumbered French from Italy entirely.
So begins a thrilling campaign that will span continents, from the snow-capped Alps to the swirling sands of Egypt. Pursuing his grand vision of strangling English trade by conquering Alexandria and Cairo, Napoleon must defeat both Ottoman forces and the unforgiving desert itself. Even a prowling British Navy led by admiral Lord Nelson cannot deter the ambitious Corsican from this vital strategic prize.
This well-researched history analyses Napoleon’s audacious Italian and Egyptian operations. Can his Army of Italy withstand aggressive Austrian counterattacks in the mountainous Italian theatre? Will the harsh Egyptian frontier thwart Napoleon’s expanding ambitions and grand strategy? This scholarly appraisal provides authoritative perspectives on these pivotal early campaigns of Napoleon’s meteoric career.
This book delves into the complex world of psychiatric illnesses that continue to evade full medical comprehension. Through poignant case histories, it puts a human face on mental afflictions that all too often defy satisfactory treatment. The author presents compelling narratives of patients wrestling with disorders ranging from depression to schizophrenia, capturing both the uniqueness of each individual’s experience as well as the common threads of chaos and suffering that bind them. Interwoven with these intimate portraits is an accessible examination of leading theories on the biochemical basis of mental illness.
Though significant knowledge gaps remain, the book brings to light important scientific insights into the genes, pathways, and neurotransmitters that may lie at the root of so much torment. Written with equal parts sensitivity, curiosity and rigor, this work illuminates the lingering mystery of the mind while paying tribute to those who struggle daily with its most devastating failures.
In a kingdom ravaged by war, two formidable armies are locked in an unceasing battle, each determined to claim victory over the other.
Amidst this chaos, a band of unlikely heroes emerges, each bringing unique skills and backgrounds. They must quickly learn to adapt and collaborate to thwart an unprecedented attack deep within their homeland. This group includes an aging Ranger, the son of a wealthy merchant, a Captain from the King’s Guard, and an orphaned girl who is accompanied by a group of extraordinary friends.
Together, they embark on a perilous journey across the vast continent of Gala’mor, racing against time to stop the advancing enemy and save their kingdom from imminent downfall.
In a realm as expansive and fraught with danger as Gala’mor, where enemies lurk around every corner, it becomes clear that saving a kingdom requires more than just a single hero. This tale is a testament to the power of unity and courage in the face of overwhelming odds.