Paul Lawrence - Author

About the Author

Paul Lawrence is the author of The Sweet Smell of Decay. He is British, has travelled all over the world, and now lives with his wife and family in Sydney, Australia.

Featured books by Paul Lawrence

Hearts of Darkness

Hearts of Darkness

Author: Paul Lawrence Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/01/2014

1666. London is recovering from the Great Plague and mourning it's dead - The city is free at last, like a great old bear, beaten to its knees, bloody but unbowed. But the disease slithered out of London to wreak its evil upon other towns and cities. The worst was over, the Pestilence gone, in search of new feeding grounds, bounteous and plentiful in the villages outside of the London. Harry Lytle, who works for Lord Arlington's intelligence service, is sent to Essex where the plague is breeding to track down a traitor and bring him back alive. But things get tricky when Lord Arlington's lastest recruit for the mission is a man Lytle left dead. Having learnt first hand of Lord Arlington's barbaric cruelty, Lytle knows he can't refuse the job. Travelling into a disease-ridden village with a murderer seems like a better option.

Other books by Paul Lawrence

Coaching in Three Dimensions Meeting the Challenges of a Complex World

Coaching in Three Dimensions Meeting the Challenges of a Complex World

Author: Paul Lawrence, Allen Moore Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/08/2018

Traditional approaches to coaching fail to account for the way organizations really work. Attempts to enhance leadership capability one person at a time, through private one-to-one coaching sessions, are unlikely to succeed by themselves. Coaching in Three Dimensions: Meeting the Challenges of a Complex World offers a more connected, systemic approach, aligning coaching with the realities and challenges of organizations operating in an ever more complex world. Coaching in Three Dimensions is structured around a central model: the three dimensions of coaching. Using stories and case studies, the book enables readers to: Consider their current and desired approach to coaching: is it traditional, dialogic, or systemic? Identify which areas of practice they work in and wish to work in: one-to-one coaching, group/team coaching, and/or organizational coaching? Think about stretching their development as a coach in terms of competence, capability, and perspective: how do you enhance your capacity to manage the challenges of increasing complexity? The book explains complexity using simple language and easy-to-recognize examples, and suggests pragmatic approaches going forwards. Coaches will learn how to expand their scope and impact, and to navigate the new and difficult challenges posed by contemporary businesses. Clients wishing to use coaching in complex change work will learn what to look out for in prospective coaches and how to best deploy them in their organizations. Coaching in Three Dimensions will appeal greatly to all coaches, including those working with organisations, students and those in training, as well as HR and OD professionals and senior leaders.

Coaching in Three Dimensions Meeting the Challenges of a Complex World

Coaching in Three Dimensions Meeting the Challenges of a Complex World

Author: Paul Lawrence, Allen Moore Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/08/2018

Traditional approaches to coaching fail to account for the way organizations really work. Attempts to enhance leadership capability one person at a time, through private one-to-one coaching sessions, are unlikely to succeed by themselves. Coaching in Three Dimensions: Meeting the Challenges of a Complex World offers a more connected, systemic approach, aligning coaching with the realities and challenges of organizations operating in an ever more complex world. Coaching in Three Dimensions is structured around a central model: the three dimensions of coaching. Using stories and case studies, the book enables readers to: Consider their current and desired approach to coaching: is it traditional, dialogic, or systemic? Identify which areas of practice they work in and wish to work in: one-to-one coaching, group/team coaching, and/or organizational coaching? Think about stretching their development as a coach in terms of competence, capability, and perspective: how do you enhance your capacity to manage the challenges of increasing complexity? The book explains complexity using simple language and easy-to-recognize examples, and suggests pragmatic approaches going forwards. Coaches will learn how to expand their scope and impact, and to navigate the new and difficult challenges posed by contemporary businesses. Clients wishing to use coaching in complex change work will learn what to look out for in prospective coaches and how to best deploy them in their organizations. Coaching in Three Dimensions will appeal greatly to all coaches, including those working with organisations, students and those in training, as well as HR and OD professionals and senior leaders.

Monday's Edition

Monday's Edition

Author: Paul Lawrence Format: eBook Release Date: 02/05/2018

Martin Adams is a single man that lives in a small East Texas town. He is an IT professional (information technology) - a computer expert. He works at four different banks by contract - three or four days a week. That is his first passion. His second passion is gambling on college and professional football. He started betting in the early 1980's and has not stopped. Not only did he bet with bookies from his home, but he has been to Las Vegas many times in 20 years. He has bet at sports books in Vegas and played all the casino games. He finally quit going to Las Vegas and just concentrated on betting from his home. Some years he would win and some years he would lose. Martin fully explains the basics of football and betting. On opening day of the professional fooball season one year, he discovered an incredible secret advantage that enabled him to win any pro game he bet on. A secret so powerful, that he could not bet with any of his usual bookies - they would eventually cut off. His only choice was to return to the gambling capitols of the world - Las Vegas and Reno. He would increase his bets to the extent that could make him a multi-millionaire in one season. And that is what he did. What he did not know, that there were the many problems he would face with this choice. He also includes some history of Las Vegas, the dam, and how the ';strip' started. After several weeks, he got on the casino's ';black list', because he always won. Due to the transparency of the Internet, he came to be known as ';the man who never loses'. They could not figure it out. Word got out to casinos all over the state of Nevada. Consequently, he was banned from many casinos. He was accused of cheating and knowing the scores of games in advance (they were getting close). They would throw many roadblocks in his way, but he was able to sidestep them almost every time, due to disguising himself and the help of his friends, who would make his bets. Early in the season, he met Sara at a casino in Las Vegas. Sara, was visiting Vegas with her friends and actually lived in a town about 60 miles from Martins home in East Texas. They became friendly. Eventually this friendship grew into love. Sara changed Martin's life completely. After several weeks of his friends betting for him, he discovered a method of making himself virtually invisible to the casinos. By doing this, he could return to betting himself. Every time he went, he used this method to hide himself. But, he still ran into some problems. As the weeks went by and the play-offs started, betting and collecting became easier. He took his advantage and Sara all the way to the final game of the year the biggest betting day of the year for Las Vegas. Football was now over and Martin started having withdrawal symtoms, just like he did every year after the last game. But he knew football would start again in six months. Martin and Sara got married the next week-end. They now live at Martins home in East Texas. Martin continues to gamble on football games, but without his advantage. He finally figured out why and how this all happened.

Monday's Edition

Monday's Edition

Author: Paul Lawrence Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/04/2018

Monday's Edition

Monday's Edition

Author: Paul Lawrence Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/04/2018

101 Lessons I Taught My Son

101 Lessons I Taught My Son

Author: Paul Lawrence Format: eBook Release Date: 23/02/2017

101 Lessons I Taught My Son is a not too cleverly disguised personal development manual. More than just the lessons taught by one man to his son, 101 Lessons offers life lessons to all readers, irrespective of sex or age. Written from the male point of view, it offers tips and hints on how parents can equip their children and how adults can equip themselves.101 Lessons I Taught My Son explores a number of key themes like race, religion and, of course, women. If you need tried and tested strategies for successful personal development, this is the book for you.

The Sweet Smell of Decay The Chronicles of Harry Lytle

The Sweet Smell of Decay The Chronicles of Harry Lytle

Author: Paul Lawrence Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/12/2015

London 1664. Harry Lytle has just discovered he has a young cousin, Anne Giles. But he's had the pleasure of meeting her for the first time as a corpse. With some robust assistance from David Dowling, a resourceful, impressively well - built, but hygiene - deficient, butcher, Harry sets out to track down Anne's killer. Together they follow a trail of blood, conspiracy and corruption that takes them to the dark and murky corners of Restoration London, featuring a great cast of ne'er - do - wells, cheeky wenches, harmless witches, likeable villains, and not a few unsavoury fellows keen on sending Lytle and his companion to an early grave.

Hearts of Darkness The Chronicles of Harry Lytle

Hearts of Darkness The Chronicles of Harry Lytle

Author: Paul Lawrence Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/12/2015

1666. London is recovering from the Great Plague and mourning its dead. The city is free at last, like a great old bear, beaten to its knees, bloody but unbowed. But the disease slithered out of London to wreak its evil upon other towns and cities. The worst was over, the Pestilence gone, in search of new feeding grounds, bounteous and plentiful in the villages outside of London. Harry Lytle, who works for Lord Arlington's intelligence service, is sent to Essex where the plague is breeding to track down a traitor and bring him back alive. But things get tricky when Lord Arlington's latest recruit for the mission is a man Lytle left dead. Having learnt first hand of Lord Arlington's barbaric cruelty, Lytle knows he can't refuse the job. Travelling into a disease - ridden village with a murderer seems like a better option.

Hearts of Darkness

Hearts of Darkness

Author: Paul Lawrence Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/02/2015

1666. London is recovering from the Great Plague and mourning its dead. The city is free at last, like a great old bear, beaten to its knees, bloody but unbowed. But the disease slithered out of London to wreak its evil upon other towns and cities. The worst was over, the Pestilence gone, in search of new feeding grounds, bounteous and plentiful in the villages outside of London. Harry Lytle, who works for Lord Arlington's intelligence service, is sent to Essex where the plague is breeding to track down a traitor and bring him back alive. But things get tricky when Lord Arlington's latest recruit for the mission is a man Lytle left dead. Having learnt first hand of Lord Arlington's barbaric cruelty, Lytle knows he can't refuse the job. Travelling into a disease-ridden village with a murderer seems like a better option.

Leading Change How Successful Leaders Approach Change Management

Leading Change How Successful Leaders Approach Change Management

Author: Paul Lawrence Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/12/2014

It is often claimed that 70% of organizational change efforts fail, despite the popularity of linear change models. However these linear approaches to change are often based on the premise that change is predictable and straightforward, when actually change is complex, with the 'human' element often changing the functioning of the organizational system as a whole. Leading Change provides the practical framework that allows leaders to actively engage with a complex adaptive system to bring about successful organizational change. Supported by academic research, and grounded with a range of examples and cases, the book offers a genuine, viable alternative to existing approaches.

The Making of the Modern Police, 1780-1914, Part II vol 5

The Making of the Modern Police, 1780-1914, Part II vol 5

Author: Paul Lawrence, Janet Clark, Rosalind Crone, Haia Shpayer-Makov Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2014

Over six volumes this edited collection of pamphlets, government publications, printed ephemera and manuscript sources looks at the development of the first modern police force. It will be of interest to social and political historians, criminologists and those interested in the development of the detective novel in nineteenth-century literature.

The Making of the Modern Police, 1780-1914, Part II vol 5

The Making of the Modern Police, 1780-1914, Part II vol 5

Author: Paul Lawrence, Janet Clark, Rosalind Crone, Haia Shpayer-Makov Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2014

Over six volumes this edited collection of pamphlets, government publications, printed ephemera and manuscript sources looks at the development of the first modern police force. It will be of interest to social and political historians, criminologists and those interested in the development of the detective novel in nineteenth-century literature.

The Making of the Modern Police, 1780-1914, Part II vol 4

The Making of the Modern Police, 1780-1914, Part II vol 4

Author: Paul Lawrence, Janet Clark, Rosalind Crone, Haia Shpayer-Makov Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2014

Over six volumes this edited collection of pamphlets, government publications, printed ephemera and manuscript sources looks at the development of the first modern police force. It will be of interest to social and political historians, criminologists and those interested in the development of the detective novel in nineteenth-century literature.

A Plague Of Sinners

A Plague Of Sinners

Author: Paul Lawrence Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/04/2014

July, 1665. As the great plague rages rampant outside London's city walls, pestilence exerts an ever stronger grip on the population. But Harry Lytle is forced to venture into some of the most diseased parishes in search of a serial killer. A grisly death starts Harry off on the trail and it's not long before his familiar accomplice, Dowling the butcher, joins him on the case. Their master, Lord Arlington, tasks them with uncovering the name and motive of the murderer - but there will be plenty more deaths and scrapes for Harry before the name is revealed. And things take a turn for the worst when the victim's companions decide that Harry is the prime suspect ...

The Making of the Modern Police, 1780-1914, Part I Vol 1

The Making of the Modern Police, 1780-1914, Part I Vol 1

Author: Paul Lawrence, Francis Dodsworth, Robert M. Morris Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/02/2014

Over six volumes this edited collection of pamphlets, government publications, printed ephemera and manuscript sources looks at the development of the first modern police force. It will be of interest to social and political historians, criminologists and those interested in the development of the detective novel in nineteenth-century literature.

The Making of the Modern Police, 1780-1914, Part I Vol 2

The Making of the Modern Police, 1780-1914, Part I Vol 2

Author: Paul Lawrence, Francis Dodsworth, Robert M. Morris Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/02/2014

Over six volumes this edited collection of pamphlets, government publications, printed ephemera and manuscript sources looks at the development of the first modern police force. It will be of interest to social and political historians, criminologists and those interested in the development of the detective novel in nineteenth-century literature.

The Making of the Modern Police, 1780-1914, Part I Vol 3

The Making of the Modern Police, 1780-1914, Part I Vol 3

Author: Paul Lawrence, Francis Dodsworth, Robert M. Morris Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/02/2014

Over six volumes this edited collection of pamphlets, government publications, printed ephemera and manuscript sources looks at the development of the first modern police force. It will be of interest to social and political historians, criminologists and those interested in the development of the detective novel in nineteenth-century literature.

The Sweet Smell Of Decay

The Sweet Smell Of Decay

Author: Paul Lawrence Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/01/2014

London 1664. Harry Lytle has just discovered he has a young cousin, Anne Giles. But he's had the pleasure of meeting her for the first time as a corpse. With some robust assistance from David Dowling, a resourceful, impressively well-built, but hygiene-deficient, butcher, Harry sets out to track down Anne's killer. Together they follow a trail of blood, conspiracy and corruption that takes them to the dark and murky corners of Restoration London, featuring a great cast of ne'er-do-wells, cheeky wenches, harmless witches, likeable villains, and not a few unsavoury fellows keen on sending Lytle and his companion to an early grave.

The Lion Concise Atlas of Bible History

The Lion Concise Atlas of Bible History

Author: Paul Lawrence Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/11/2012

This handy-sized flexiback Atlas of Bible history and places provides a comprehensive guide to the world of the Bible. Starting from the dawn of time, it traces the story of Bible history, from Abraham to Paul. Packed with absorbing information, in a comprehensive spread by spread approach, this volume has everything you need to know to open up the world of the Bible and its people - time charts, diagrams, maps and photographs. It offers a superb introduction to the Bible's history, geography and archaeology, in an accessible and user-friendly way. The Atlas traces the unfolding of the major events in the Old and New Testaments and draws on the latest findings of historians and archaeologists to cover the background. It is lavishly illustrated throughout, with maps, panoramic reconstructions, site plans and photographs, and contains special features on topics of particular interest, as well as chronological charts, a bibliography, gazetteer, glossary and main index. The material in this book is based on The Lion Atlas of Bible History, written by Paul Lawrence and compacted by Richard Johnson. Paul Lawrence studied Hebrew and archaeology at the University of Liverpool. He worked with the Turkish Bible Society in Istanbul and is currently working for SIL International checking Bible translations. Paul's latest book The Books of Moses Revisited was published in 2011. Richard Johnson is the former Head of Biblical Studies at Redcliffe College.

The Books of Moses Revisited

The Books of Moses Revisited

Author: Paul Lawrence Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/09/2011

Castle Combe Circuit The First 60 Years

Castle Combe Circuit The First 60 Years

Author: Paul Lawrence, Peter Stowe Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/01/2010

To mark the 60th anniversary season of the Castle Combe circuit this book has been published telling the story of the Wiltshire race track from 1950 right through to the end of the 2009 season. The title completely updates the story first told in the book The First 50 years , which was published in 2000 and sold out several years ago. All the photographs are new and the story of the last 10 years covers the circuit's rise to hosting British Formula 3 and British GT racing. It also cover the subsequent noise issues that brought massive change to this incredibly popular venue, as well as the creation of the Castle Combe Racing Club. The two-wheel action, including non-championship British Superbike events, is also detailed. This new edition also takes in personal views on the circuit from drivers like Ian Flux, Mike Jordan, Ilsa Cox, Brian Fisher and Bob Higgins. The updated story of the last decade takes in the development of the hugely popular local championships.

The Lion Atlas of Bible History

The Lion Atlas of Bible History

Author: Paul Lawrence Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/09/2006

Taking a narrative approach, The Lion Atlas of Bible History is a rich resource for all those interested in the Bible's history, geography and archaeology. It traces the unfolding of the major events in the Old and New Testaments, from Abraham's wanderings in Canaan and Egypt through to Paul's missions and founding of new churches. Special features on subjects such as the peoples and languages of the Bible run throughout the book, helping to deepen the reader's understanding of geography, landscape, climate, culture and religion. The text is complemented by 97 specially- commissioned maps to help the reader understand the Bible narrative and provide background information. In addition there are over 150 colour photographs, 7 panoramic illustrations and 17 site plans, plus a range of battle plans and small artworks.

Nationalism History and Theory

Nationalism History and Theory

Author: Paul Lawrence Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/11/2004

Massive changes have taken place in the way nations and nationalism are thought about. From being viewed enthusiastically by historians as a force for beneficial change before the First World War, today appeals to 'national' sentiment are viewed as far more complex and problematic. This book looks at how historians (and others, such as sociologists and political theorists) have explained the development, and enduring importance, of national identities from c.1850 to the present day. It compares and contrasts a wide range of different theories, and will be useful for anyone wanting to equip themselves with a theoretical understanding of why we live in nations, and why we invest them with such significance.

How to Start Motor Racing

How to Start Motor Racing

Author: Paul Lawrence, Association of Racing Drivers' Schools Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/12/2000

The complete guide to getting started in motor racing, from going to a racing school to buying a car and learning race-craft. This book Is full of useful information and practical advice, written by experts and ideal for anyone considering making a start in one of the world's most exciting sports. More importantly, this book also shows how you can get into motor racing on a very limited budget.

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