My first book, The Butterfly Effect, is aimed primarily at mothers, helping them to navigate their daughters' often challenging adolescent years. Yet many of the parents who buy the book tell me they are buying it for their daughters to read, too. Some even ask me to autograph a copy for their daughter. I also get many emails from girls saying that they love The Butterfly Effect but hope I will write something specifically for them. The Butterfly Effect For Girls will be that book. The Butterfly Effect For Girls will be a reworking of the original version. It will still have the messages at the heart of The Butterfly Effect but this time it will address girls directly. There will be additional interactive exercises, tailored specifically to girls. There will be less emphasis on background research and statistics, and more emphasis on engaging girls on an emotional level. The layout will be changed to be visually appealing to girls and will include spaces for them to express their thoughts and feelings. Chapters: 1. Introducing the Butterfly Effect 2. The Battle Within body image issues, making peace with your body 3. Beyond Generation Bratz the hyper-sexy images that girls are being exposed to from a too-young age and what girls can do about it 4. Planet Girlfriend: The Highest Highs, the Lowest Lows making friends, resolving conflicts, dealing with Barbie bitches and cyberbullies 5. Drinks with the Girls why girls drink, what girls need to know about the harm it causes, how to choose a different way to relax and hang out with friends 6. Shopping for Labels . . . or Love? looking deeper beneath the designer-label marketing hype, creating your own style, being smart about money 7. Rage and Despair: Girls in Crisis eating disorders, self-harm, depression, suicide, substance abuse: the warning signs and how to get help 8. Schooling for Life study skills, information technology skills, learning from mistakes, resolving problems at school 9. Career Girl choosing a career, starting out, the 8 employability skills, women's rights in the workplace, putting together a great CV
When Archie Beckway, a powerful London politician and notorious womanizer, becomes the target of a gang of blackmailers disguised as cartoon characters, he asks for help from old friend Donovan, a crime lord out to gain respectability, and ex-boxer-turned-private eye Bobby Lennox
Young love has tragic, violent consequences in this “grippingly readable” thriller from the #1 bestselling author of La Belle Sauvage (Times Educational Supplement). Chris Marshall met the girl he was going to kill on a warm night in early June . . . Working at an Oxford ball, Chris falls in love with Jenny the moment he sets eyes on her. When beautiful, secretive Jenny rushes headlong into his life, it seems fate has brought them together. But fate will also drive them mercilessly apart, as enemies hidden in the shadows send the innocent affair spiraling down a dark road of danger, revenge, and betrayal. Chris is about to discover that his ideals of honesty and trust are more complicated than he thought. With Northern Lights and its sequels, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass, Carnegie Medal–winning author Philip Pullman established himself as a multimillion-copy bestselling phenomenon whose work speaks deeply to all ages. This contemporary novel, first published as The White Mercedes, tells the suspenseful story of a teenage romance with profound moral implications.
Mark Warner is overdue for a vacation. His hectic London job, in the world of public relations, leads him to choose a quiet beachside village in Italy to spend his holiday. What he doesn't expect is to fall in love with a mysterious American named Jack. After one glorious day and night, though, his peace and quiet is shattered when masked men rip him from his bed at gunpoint and Jack is nowhere to be found. Mark soon learns that the man he knows as Jack is actually a British spy named Wade Dalhousie; a spy who's gone rogue.Mark is recruited to join the manhunt, though a part of him doesn't believe what he's learned about the man he knew. Complicating matters is Wade's insistence that he was set up by someone inside the agency and the feelings that Mark still has for him. Is Wade a traitor to his country or simply a scapegoat? Follow along in a whirlwind adventure that takes them from Italy to Copenhagen to London. Will Wade prove himself to Mark when they finally meet up again, and will he be able to clear his name?Please Note: This book contains adult language & steamy adult activities, it is intended for 18+ Adults Only. Novel, approx. 31,000 words in length. HEA (happy ever after ending). Does not end with a "cliffhanger."
Butterflies animate our summers but the fifty-nine species found in the British Isles can be surprisingly elusive. Some bask unseen at the top of trees in London parks; others lurk at the bottom of damp bogs in Scotland. A few survive for months, while other ephemeral creatures only fly for three days. Several are virtually extinct. This bewitching book charts Patrick Barkham's quest to find each of them - from the Adonis Blue to the Dingy Skipper - in one unforgettable summer. Wry, attentive, full of infectious delight and curiosity, written with a beautifully light touch, The Butterfly Isles is a classic of British nature writing.
From the Peculiar Adventures of John Lovehart, Esq.
Author: Ishbelle Bee
Publisher: Watkins Media Limited
A dark and twisted Victorian melodrama, like Alice in Wonderland goes to Hell, from the author of The Singular & Extraordinary Tale of Mirror & Goliath. Two orphans, Pedrock and Boo Boo, are sent to live in the sinister village of Darkwound. There they meet and befriend the magical and dangerous Mr Loveheart and his neighbour, Professor Hummingbird, a recluse who collects rare butterflies. Little do they know that Professor Hummingbird has attracted the wrath of a demon named Mr Angelcakes. One night, Mr Angelcakes visits Boo Boo and carves a butterfly onto her back. Boo Boo starts to metamorphose into a butterfly/human hybrid, and is kidnapped by Professor Hummingbird. When Mr Loveheart attempts to rescue her with the aid of Detective White and Constable Walnut, they too are turned into butterflies. Caught between Professor Hummingbird and the demon Angelcakes, Loveheart finds himself entangled in a web much wider and darker than he could have imagined, and a plot that leads him right to the Prime Minister and even Queen Victoria herself … File Under: Fantasy [ Closing the Net / Heads in the Trees / The Angel-Eater / Prime Minister’s Questions ]
Passover is among the most widely observed holidays for American Jews. During this festival of redemption, Jewish families retell the biblical story of Exodus using a ritual book known as a haggadah, often weaving modern tales of oppression through the biblical narrative. References to the Holocaust are some of the most common additions to contemporary haggadot. However, the parallel between ancient and modern oppression, which seems obvious to some, raises troubling questions for many others. Is it possible to find any redemptive meaning in the Nazi genocide? Are we adding value to this unforgivable moment in history? Liora Gubkin critiques commemorations that violate memory by erasing the value of everyday life that was lost and collapse the diversity of responses both during the Shoah and afterward. She recounts oral testimonies from Holocaust survivors, cites references to the holiday in popular American culture, and analyzes examples of actual haggadot. Ultimately, Gubkin concludes that it is possible and important to make a space for Holocaust commemoration, all the time recognizing that haggadot must be constantly revisited and “performed.”