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Andrew Miller - Author

About the Author

Andrew Miller was born in Bristol in 1960. He has lived in Spain, Japan, Ireland and France, and currently lives in Somerset. His first novel, INGENIOUS PAIN, was published by Sceptre in 1997 and won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction, the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and the Grinzane Cavour prize in Italy. His second novel, CASANOVA, was published in 1998, followed by OXYGEN, which was shortlisted for the Whitbread Novel Award and the Booker Prize in 2001, and THE OPTIMISTS, published in 2005.

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Now We Shall Be Entirely Free The 'magnificent' novel by the Costa-winning author of PURE

Now We Shall Be Entirely Free The 'magnificent' novel by the Costa-winning author of PURE

Author: Andrew Miller Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/08/2018

By the Costa Award-winning author of PURE, a stunning historical novel with the grip of a thriller, written in richly evocative, luminous prose. One rain-swept February night in 1809, an unconscious man is carried into a house in Somerset. He is Captain John Lacroix, home from Britain's disastrous campaign against Napoleon's forces in Spain. Gradually Lacroix recovers his health, but not his peace of mind - he cannot talk about the war or face the memory of what happened in a village on the gruelling retreat to Corunna. After the command comes to return to his regiment, he sets out instead for the Hebrides, with the vague intent of reviving his musical interests and collecting local folksongs. Lacroix sails north incognito, unaware that he has far worse to fear than being dragged back to the army: a vicious English corporal and a Spanish officer are on his trail, with orders to kill. The haven he finds on a remote island with a family of free-thinkers and the sister he falls for are not safe, at all.

Now We Shall Be Entirely Free The 'magnificent' novel by the Costa-winning author of PURE

Now We Shall Be Entirely Free The 'magnificent' novel by the Costa-winning author of PURE

Author: Andrew Miller Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/08/2018

The rapturously acclaimed new novel by the Costa Award-winning author of PURE, hailed as 'excellent', 'gripping', 'as suspenseful as any thriller', 'engrossing', 'moving' and 'magnificent'. One rainswept winter's night in 1809, an unconscious man is carried into a house in Somerset. He is Captain John Lacroix, home from Britain's disastrous campaign against Napoleon's forces in Spain. Gradually Lacroix recovers his health, but not his peace of mind. He will not - cannot - talk about the war or face the memory of what took place on the retreat to Corunna. After the command comes to return to his regiment, he lights out instead for the Hebrides, unaware that he has far worse to fear than being dragged back to the army: a vicious English corporal and a Spanish officer with secret orders are on his trail. In luminous prose, Miller portrays a man shattered by what he has witnessed, on a journey that leads to unexpected friendships, even to love. But as the short northern summer reaches its zenith, the shadow of the enemy is creeping closer. Freedom, for John Lacroix, will come at a high price. Taut with suspense, this is an enthralling, deeply involving novel by one of Britain's most acclaimed writers. 'His writing suspends life until it is read and is a source of wonder and delight' Hilary Mantel on Casanova in the Sunday Times

The Grace Quota

The Grace Quota

Author: Andrew Miller Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/08/2018

Williamson College of the Trades

Williamson College of the Trades

Author: Andrew Miller Format: eBook Release Date: 23/01/2017

Williamson College of the Trades was founded in 1888 by Quaker businessman and philanthropist Isaiah V. Williamson, whose objective was to provide financially disadvantaged young men with a useful trade. Located in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, the school accepted its first students in the fall of 1891. Then, as now, the young men received free room, board, and tuition while dividing their day between the classroom and the shop. In 2015, the institution changed its name from Williamson Free School of Mechanical Trades to Williamson College of the Trades, but its mission has never changed. Students still live on campus for free and are required to report for morning inspection, attend daily chapel service, and maintain a professional appearance at all times. Williamson has remained relevant in a changing world while still maintaining its core values of faith, integrity, diligence, excellence, and service. Despite changing times, Williamson College of the Trades has stayed true to those values and Isaiah V. Williamson's legacy.

Raging against the Mass-Schooling Machine

Raging against the Mass-Schooling Machine

Author: Andrew Miller Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2016

The biggest danger for beginning teachers is to teach as they were taught. In order to create teaching identities capable of resisting the mind-numbing orthodoxies of the mass-schooling machine, beginning teachers need to interrogate the theories and practices that have shaped them as teachers. Raging against the Mass-Schooling Machine is a compelling autoethnographic account of one beginning teacher's struggle to transform his future teaching identity by unpacking the bruising encounters that shaped him as a student. This is a must-read book for all teachers wishing to 'teach against the grain.' The journey from student to teacher involves almost two decades of junior, primary, secondary, and tertiary education. Few of us critique this journey to see what emotional legacies and taken-for-granted assumptions we carry from one identity to the other. If we remain unconscious of the social and cultural discourses and practices that have shaped and defined us as students and teachers, we may unwittingly reproduce the inequalities, prejudices, and traumas we experienced or observed while growing up, or resort to transmission teaching and authoritarian control because this is the formula of schooling most of us know. Empowering education relies on teachers resisting these toxic scripts and becoming agents of change.

The Unified Theory of Profitability 25 Ways to Accelerate Growth Through Operational Excellence

The Unified Theory of Profitability 25 Ways to Accelerate Growth Through Operational Excellence

Author: Andrew Miller Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/08/2016

When we discuss accelerating top line growth and maximizing profitability, we often consider hiring more people, cutting expenses, or raising prices. What we should be doing is looking at different ways to effectively utilize what we already have. Rather than hiring new people, we need to improve the performance of our current employees. As an alternative to cutting costs, we need better invest the money we already spend. Instead of raising prices, identify ideal customers to market and sell to. This book will discuss strategies on how to do all of these things and more. The author provides 25 ways to accelerate revenue growth and increase profitability immediately, without making any new financial investments. That is the Unified Theory of Profitability. It means looking at the organization and finding ways to better leverage what already exists and focusing on the activities or changes that will provide optimal results. Readers will become experts on executing on these strategies. It can be done! Find the solutions that work, commit to implementing them and results will flourish.

Mentoring Students and Young People A Handbook of Effective Practice

Mentoring Students and Young People A Handbook of Effective Practice

Author: Andrew Miller Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/08/2016

Mentoring is used in a wide range of situations in education: to assist learning; to help weaker students or those with specific learning needs or difficulties; to develop community or business links; to aid the inclusion of pupils otherwise at risk of exclusion; to develop ethnic links; to enable students to benefit from the support of their peers, to name but a few. The development and proliferation of mentoring and mentoring schemes in education over the last few years has been dramatic, and presents teachers, school managers and leaders, as well as mentors themselves with a challenge. This book presents all mentors plus anyone working with young people with an invaluable guide to approaches to mentoring today. It looks at mentoring as a concept, at what mentoring is, how it is done well and how it can be made more effective. Written by a leading expert on mentoring, this practical and relevant handbook is backed up throughout by inspiring and relevant case studies and examples from schools and schemes internationally.

The Crossing

The Crossing

Author: Andrew Miller Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/07/2016

She is sailing. She is alone. Ahead of her is the world's curve and beyond that, everything else. The known, the imagined, the imagined known. Who else has entered Tim's life the way Maud did? This young woman who fell past him, lay seemingly dead on the ground, then stood and walked. That was where it all began. As magnetic as she is inscrutable, Maud defies expectations and evades explanation - a daughter, girlfriend and mother who, in the wake of a tragedy, embarks on a dangerous voyage across the Atlantic, not knowing where it will lead . . . By the Costa Award-winning author of Pure, this is a viscerally honest, hypnotic portrait of modern love and motherhood, the lure of the sea and the ultimate unknowability of others. This pitch-perfect novel confirms Andrew Miller's position as one of the finest writers of his generation.

4 Brothers

4 Brothers

Author: Andrew Miller Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/05/2016

4 Brothers (originally titled 1 Brother) is an excellent childhood memoir by Andrew Miller that has been cruelly sabotaged by his three brothers. It would have been a beautifully written, insightful and amusing account of growing up in Sydney through the 60's, 70's and 80's but instead has become a questionably written, argumentative, and occasionally vulgar piece which has somehow turned out to be wholly entertaining. Few memories are agreed upon, and many are strongly, if not hotly, debated. What is, superficially at least, a nostalgic and entertaining read, also turns out to be a valuable and penetrating look into character, birth order, parenting techniques, world views and obnoxious personalities - from four brothers who remember their childhood very differently, yet who at the same time remain the closest of friends and the loyalist of companions.

Eve

Eve

Author: Andrew Miller Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/04/2016

Mad scientist or brilliant artist? Dr. Manny Loewe makes history by creating, Eve, the world's first ever living humanoid with real DNA. His joy in creating her is matched only by her voluptuous physical beauty and her enormous capacity for love. Yet it is these very features that ultimately bring her to the edge of ruin, and him to a shocking resolution. There was always much more at stake than she could ever have imagined.

Poetry, Photography, Ekphrasis Lyrical Representations of Photographs from the 19th Century to the Present

Poetry, Photography, Ekphrasis Lyrical Representations of Photographs from the 19th Century to the Present

Author: Andrew Miller Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/09/2015

Poetry, Photography, Ekphrasis is a detailed study of the ekphrasis of photography in poetry since the 19th century. Unlike other critical studies of ekphrasis, Miller's study concentrates solely on the lyrical ekphrasis of photographs, setting out to define how the photographic image provides a unique form of poetic ekphrasis. Moving between the disciplines of semiotics, visual studies, psychology, classical rhetoric, philosophy and literary criticism, Miller outlines what he defines as the chronotope of the photograph. Employing M.M. Bakhtin's notion of the literary chronotope, Miller argues that the ekphrasis of photographs manifests itself in a series of chronotopic narratives. Each chapter of the book is dedicated to delineating one of these narratives. In this work, Miller engages in a literary history that follows the timeline of photography from its origins in the 19th century to its contemporary digital manifestations in the 21st. The study engages in close-readings of the works of such poets as Walt Whitman, Lewis Carroll, Thomas Hardy, Seamus Heaney, Marianne Moore and Philip Larkin. In addition, the book does the work of a comparative study, and it goes beyond the limits of Anglophone literature to include the works of such poets and writers as Walter Benjamin, Charles Baudelaire, Bertolt Brecht, Ernesto Cardenal and Zbigniew Herbert.

Driven

Driven

Author: Andrew Miller Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/05/2015

(Japanese version) Three short stories place the birth of Christ in modern times. Each brings a very different perspective. Each brings insight, warmth and a touch of humour. Each sees how Jesus might have worked the social media, healed in the light of modern medicine and handled the fame culture. Driven even addresses that nagging question: 'What would Jesus drive?'

Ancient and Medieval World - Ultimate Visual Guide

Ancient and Medieval World - Ultimate Visual Guide

Author: Andrew Miller Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/01/2015

So This Is Suffering...

So This Is Suffering...

Author: Andrew Miller Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/12/2014

God loves his children, blesses his own, rewards those who serve him, tells us to ask and receive, and heals those who believe. Really? Then why on earth am I lying in a hospital bed with cancer? So This Is Suffering...is a first-hand, real-time account of a battle with cancer over a three month period. Told with candor, insight and humour, the author shares a world of needles and nausea, fear and fatigue, and hospitals and bad haircuts. But it turns out there was more to it all. Much more. For the experience also opened up a rich world of Biblical understanding, ministry opportunities and most of all the reality of joy in even the most desperate circumstances.

A Moment in Time

A Moment in Time

Author: Andrew Miller Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/10/2014

One Life, many moments. One life, three possible outcomes. One life, one shot. A Moment in Time takes you into the simple life of Tony MacKenzie and with him into the underbelly of Japanese society, the mayhem of international marriage, the absurdities of English education in Japan, illicit romance, desperate comradery, the yakuza, Korean spies, God, flatulent beagles, Japanese cowboys and finely cooked ribs. It's all here. There but for the grace of God goes Tony...

The House of Dysfunction

The House of Dysfunction

Author: Andrew Miller Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/06/2014

If you're looking to understand the adventure and romance and excitement of international marriage with all its cultural and linguistic forays, international travel, exotic cuisine and character enrichment, then do not read this book. The House of Dysfunction takes you right into a house of, um, dysfunction. It's a brutally open, honest, hilarious look at international marriage, and is loaded with the most outrageous and unbelievable stories - all of which are completely true, unless my wife one day actually reads some of them and gets angry, in which case, those ones are not in any way true but are rather stories that I just made up. The House of Dysfunction serves up the full range of triumphs and tortures that come with living in an international marriage. Think of it as an enormous plate of sushi - lovingly made, gorgeous to look at and openly admired, but for the most part, completely inedible. But fun all the way.

Redefining Operational Excellence: New Strategies for Maximizing Performance and Profits Across the Organization

Redefining Operational Excellence: New Strategies for Maximizing Performance and Profits Across the Organization

Author: Andrew Miller Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/06/2014

The old definition of operational excellence is a relic. Our world is too complex, too interconnected, and too fast-moving for organizations to achieve dramatic results simply by eliminating waste and increasing standardization. After all, no company ever cut their way to sustainable growth. True operational excellence is not about lean or six sigma or any other methodology. Operational excellence is a mindset, and it achieves breakthrough results. It requires a company culture that questions current models and focuses on adding value, making improvements, and increasing speed. Operational excellence is about finding money and performance boosts in areas businesses don't normally look. Redefining Operational Excellence covers it all--processes, people, and operations--and shares specific strategies to: Drive innovation and collaboration Engage customers Attract and retain top people Align strategy and execution Optimize speed And more Operational excellence is the relentless pursuit of doing things better. This revelatory guide presents a groundbreaking way of doing things that will benefit organizations and their customers.

The Rise and Progress of Coatbridge and Surrounding Neighbourhood.

The Rise and Progress of Coatbridge and Surrounding Neighbourhood.

Author: Andrew Miller Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/03/2011

Abenakis and Colonists in Northern New England, 1675 - 1725

Abenakis and Colonists in Northern New England, 1675 - 1725

Author: Andrew Miller Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/11/2008

The Rise and Progress of Coatbridge and Surrounding Neighourhood

The Rise and Progress of Coatbridge and Surrounding Neighourhood

Author: Andrew Miller Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/10/2008

The Earl Of Petticoat Lane

The Earl Of Petticoat Lane

Author: Andrew Miller Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/04/2007

Henry and Miriam were raised in East London, but their families had emigrated from Eastern Europe, and they were not to end their lives in the East End. From a market stall on Petticoat Lane, their story led - from forays into the West End to the success of Henry's underwear business and a remarkable friendship with his upper-class mentor Walter - to a life lived among Astors and Parker-Bowleses, a grand flat on Regent's Park, and a world of Court, club and charity balls. Andrew Miller's compelling family history tells, elegaically but without nostalgia, of London's many faces. It is a story of immigration and Anglicisation, of the significance of race and class and language and accent in our country, of how it has been possible for people in this country to change themselves and their lives.

War of the Soul

War of the Soul

Author: Andrew Miller Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/04/2004

War of the Soul

War of the Soul

Author: Andrew Miller Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/04/2004

Ingenious Pain

Ingenious Pain

Author: Andrew Miller Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/10/1997

The extraordinary prize-winning debut from Andrew Miller. Winner of the IMPAC Award and James Tait Black Memorial Prize. At the dawn of the Enlightenment, James Dyer is born unable to feel pain. A source of wonder and scientific curiosity as a child, he rises through the ranks of Georgian society to become a brilliant surgeon. Yet as a human being he fails, for he can no more feel love and compassion than pain. Until, en route to St Petersburg to inoculate the Empress Catherine against smallpox, he meets his nemesis and saviour.

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