John Connor - Author

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John Connor is 38 years old, a barrister, employed since 1988 by the Crown Prosecution Service. He runs a team of prosecutors working out of Richmond Close Police Station in Halifax.
 

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Someone Else's War Fighting for the British Empire in World War I

Someone Else's War Fighting for the British Empire in World War I

Author: John Connor Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/10/2018

World War I was the first truly global conflict and its effects were felt across the British Empire. When war broke out in 1914, Great Britain had the largest empire, encompassing one quarter of the population of the world. Many colonial citizens were to be enlisted into the war effort and shipped from their homes in Africa, Asia and Australasia to fight on the battlefields of the Western Front. What was the experience of war like for citizens of empire, whether combatants or not? How did the empire affect countries administered by Great Britain but geographically located tens of thousands of miles from the conflict? In this book, John Connor tells the story of the people whose lives were profoundly affected by `someone else's war' - dragged, against their will, into a geopolitical conflict vastly removed from their normal lives.

Australian Frontier Wars, 1788-1838

Australian Frontier Wars, 1788-1838

Author: John Connor Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/07/2018

From the Swan River to the Hawkesbury, and from the sticky Arnhem Land mangrove to the soft green hills of Tasmania, this book describes the major conflicts fought on the Australian frontier to 1838. Based on extensive research and using overseas frontier wars to add perspective to the Australian experience, The Australian Frontier Wars 1788-1838 will change our view of Australian history forever. Over the last thirty years, Australians have become increasingly aware that violence accompanied the colonisation of their continent. Historians have shown that the armed conflicts between Aborigines and British settlers and soldiers, though small in scale and sporadic in nature, can truly be described as 'wars'. However, a gap remains at the heart of our understanding of the Australian frontier: the actual warfare, and the weapons and tactics used to fight it, remain poorly understood. The Australian Frontier Wars is the first book-length military history of frontier conflict in Australia. Covering the first fifty years of British occupation in Australia, this book examines in detail how both sides fought on the frontier. It shows how Aborigines developed a new form of warfare that diffe

Addressing Special Educational Needs and Disability in the Curriculum: Modern Foreign Languages

Addressing Special Educational Needs and Disability in the Curriculum: Modern Foreign Languages

Author: John Connor Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/04/2017

The SEND Code of Practice has reinforced the requirement that all teachers must meet the needs of all learners. This book provides practical, tried and tested strategies and resources that will support teachers in making modern foreign languages accessible, challenging and exciting for all pupils, including those with special needs. The author draws on a wealth of experience to share his understanding of how SEND can affect learning and how the MFL teacher can reduce or remove any barriers to learning. Offering strategies that are specific to the context of MFL teaching, this book will enable teachers to: ensure all pupils are able to participate fully in every lesson; develop pupils' understanding, motivation and enjoyment; adapt content and resources when differentiating materials for pupils with a wide range of learning needs; use formative assessments to measure learning. An invaluable tool for whole-school continuing professional development, this text will be essential for teachers (and their teaching assistants) seeking guidance specific to teaching languages to all pupils, regardless of their individual needs. This book will also be of interest to SENCOs, senior management teams and ITT providers.

Addressing Special Educational Needs and Disability in the Curriculum: Modern Foreign Languages

Addressing Special Educational Needs and Disability in the Curriculum: Modern Foreign Languages

Author: John Connor Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/04/2017

The SEND Code of Practice has reinforced the requirement that all teachers must meet the needs of all learners. This book provides practical, tried and tested strategies and resources that will support teachers in making modern foreign languages accessible, challenging and exciting for all pupils, including those with special needs. The author draws on a wealth of experience to share his understanding of how SEND can affect learning and how the MFL teacher can reduce or remove any barriers to learning. Offering strategies that are specific to the context of MFL teaching, this book will enable teachers to: ensure all pupils are able to participate fully in every lesson; develop pupils' understanding, motivation and enjoyment; adapt content and resources when differentiating materials for pupils with a wide range of learning needs; use formative assessments to measure learning. An invaluable tool for whole-school continuing professional development, this text will be essential for teachers (and their teaching assistants) seeking guidance specific to teaching languages to all pupils, regardless of their individual needs. This book will also be of interest to SENCOs, senior management teams and ITT providers.

The Ice House

The Ice House

Author: John Connor Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/06/2016

A taut and twisty thriller about a mother's secrets and the desperate search for her missing daughter - perfect for fans of Angela Marsons, J.B. Turner, Mark Dawson, and Tony Parsons.* Her mother's lies brought her here.Rebecca's mother, Julia, warned her daughter to be careful. She told her not to freeze, that if she sees someone coming for her, she should run. Julia learnt that rule the hard way. When her daughter disappears, it seems the lessons of her past have come back to haunt her. Now, she must find Rebecca - before anybody else does. * Praise for John Connor 'A first-rate thriller with a terrific climax' Sunday Telegraph 'His plot is enthralling,his characters sharp and vital' Financial Times 'He's created a beguilingly complex character, perfectly suited to his taut thrillers' Mirror 'John Connor drives his complex tale of secrecy and betrayal along at a cracking pace' Irish Independent 'The police procedural novel is given the kind of spruce up it has been in need of for some time' Daily Express

The War at Home: Volume IV The Centenary History of Australia and the Great War

The War at Home: Volume IV The Centenary History of Australia and the Great War

Author: John Connor, Peter Stanley, Peter G. Yule, Jeffrey Grey Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/11/2015

The War at Home interprets the experience of the Australian people during the Great War in Australia itself, in the politics of war, its economic and social effects, and in the experience of war; what is conventionally called 'social history'. It seeks to show that the war affected many aspects of Australians' lives-and that people's experience of 1914-18 included more than just the war. It also addresses the impact of the war on Australia's culture and artistic responses to the war.This volume draws on the uneven but still substantial body of scholarship that has grown up in the decades since Ernest Scott's official history appeared in 1936, which in turn has largely been founded on an array of sources mainly made available since then. The Bibliographic Essay discusses the secondary literature on which it is based. It also reflects the experience of the years since then. The events of our past change how we understand more distant history. It is impossible now to think of the internment of German Australians without also reflecting on the experiences of those detained in immigration detention camps, to think of the 'battle of Broken Hill' without also thinking of the 'war on terror' pursued from 2001, or to look at Norman Lindsay's posters without recalling the insidious influence of propaganda in the century since.Before understanding the way the Great War affected Australians, we need to acknowledge the texture of life in 1914. Australia before the Great War was, as Michelle Hetherington writes in a survey of the last full year of peace, 'a world of glorious possibilities', in which as a social laboratory of progressive social, industrial and economic legislation it was 'eager to learn, to develop, to dream'. The war would damage that dream, arguably fatallyThe Centenary History of Australia and the Great War Series:Volume 1: Australia and the War in the Air - AvailableVolume 2: The War with the Ottoman Empire - AvailableVolume 3: The War with Germany - AvailableVolume 5: The Australian Imperial Force - May 2016

The Ice House

The Ice House

Author: John Connor Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/06/2015

Carl Bowman is a killer. An assassin for hire whose latest assignment is to take out a ten-year-old girl. He doesn't know what she's done or why someone wants her dead. He just knows he has to kill her. But with the girl in his sights, Carl can't bring himself to pull the trigger. Instead he goes on the run, taking her with him. In a small village in Southern Spain, Julia Martin's carefully constructed life is falling apart. Her husband and his mistress have been killed in an explosion in their home and her daughter, Rebecca, has disappeared. Julia has been fleeing the secrets of her past for over a decade and it seems they've finally caught up with her. To get her daughter back, Julia must confront a truth she's spent years running from and call on an acquaintance she's done everything in her power to avoid.

The Vanishing

The Vanishing

Author: John Connor Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/04/2014

A snatched child, a cryptic message and a secret that will tear two lives apart. Twenty years ago, one-year-old Lauren disappeared. Now, ex-policeman Tom Lomax gets a mysterious offer from an heiress, Sara. She wants him to fly to her private island, all expenses paid. He cannot help but be intrigued. But Sara has received a troubling message and, despite all the privileges in her life, she now has no one to turn to and doesn't know whom she can trust. In a matter of hours, both will be thrown headfirst into a race against time that will challenge everything they've believed in and change both their lives for ever. An action-packed, nail-biting thriller with a heart-wrenching story of loss at its core, THE VANISHING is the brand new novel from acclaimed thriller writer John Connor.

The Inns and Alehouses of Stafford Through the South Gate

The Inns and Alehouses of Stafford Through the South Gate

Author: John Connor Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/11/2013

The Inns and Alehouses of Stafford is the first of two books by Stafford author John Connor. This first volume looks at the drinking establishments within the ancient town's fortified walls and it presents a definitive review of the history of Stafford's beer establishments, owners and the history behind the areas pub names and signs. The book is a mine of information that will appeal to local pub buffs and historians alike. The entry for the inns and alehouses within the book include a photo of each building, a description of the changes that have taken place to the pub over the years and the names they have been known by. A comprehensive list of licensees of each establishment is also included. This shows who the licensees were, where they came from and where they went to. A short narrative about every inn sign completes each entry - and while many of the pubs have well-known names, there are some delightfully quirky ones to discover within these pages as well. Pubs have always been the hub of a community and in The Inns and Alehouses of Stafford we can learn more about the buildings and owners that have given Stafford drinkers over 460 years of drinking pleasure!

Anzac and Empire George Foster Pearce and the Foundations of Australian Defence

Anzac and Empire George Foster Pearce and the Foundations of Australian Defence

Author: John Connor Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/04/2011

Anzac and Empire is the remarkable story of George Foster Pearce - a carpenter who became one Australia's most influential politicians, and the man central to how Australia planned for, and fought in, World War I. The nation's longest-serving defence minister - holding the portfolio before, during and after the Great War - Pearce saw no contradiction in being both a fierce Australian nationalist, and also a loyal subject of the British Empire.Anzac and Empire is the first full-length biography of this extraordinary Australian. Written by one of Australia's leading military historians, this book shows that to understand Australia in the Great War, you must understand the man behind it.

Diamonds for the Bride

Diamonds for the Bride

Author: John Connor Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/03/2008

A book on Prophecy. You might say here is a Last Days Visitation from Jesus Christ prior to His actual official Arrival. He promised me Hidden Manna and here it is. I pen His Letters for you, hope they go deep ...We could all use a breath of fresh air from Heaven once in a while I am thinking. Jesus then walks me all over Heaven, Hell, and Future Tribulation then Millenium Kingdom ...We talk seriously about Marriage, because some of you are not enjoying the experience much but should. We are the New Romantics, let's bring it back ...You don't have to be a Believer as such, just have a vague interest in the after life or how to care for a woman properly, for in here you will see it firsthand ...Herein is the Voice of God; soon He will cover the Whole Earth you know ...Breathe; breathe deeply ...John. http://www.ourchurch.com/member/i/inspiredlight/

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