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Mark Evans - Author

About the Author

Mark Evans has written really quite often for television and radio, including five series of Radio 4's Bleak Expectations, BBC2's The Bleak Old Shop Of Stuff and That Mitchell and Webb Look. He is also the author of this book, the one you're holding or looking at now. He lives in North London with one wife, no dog and enough children, thank you, and can be bribed quite easily to do most things involving words.

Featured books by Mark Evans

Bleak Expectations

Bleak Expectations

Author: Mark Evans Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/05/2014

Based on the beloved Radio 4 series, Bleak Expectations recounts the remarkable adventures of young Pip Bin as he tries to make his way in a world made all horrible by the machinations of his cruel guardian, Mr Gently Benevolent. Grim circumstances, mistaken identities, nightmarish court-cases, ridiculous names, convenient coincidences to resolve plot problems, over-sentimental death scenes and lots and lots of adjectives: Bleak Expectations is a novel like Charles Dickens might have written after far too much gin.

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Other books by Mark Evans

New Directions in the Study of Policy Transfer

New Directions in the Study of Policy Transfer

Author: Mark Evans Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/12/2015

Policy transfer analysis seeks to make sense of the cross-cultural transfer of knowledge about institutions, policies or delivery systems in an era of globalization. The purpose of this volume is to evaluate how useful policy transfer analysis is as a descriptive, explanatory and prescriptive theory of policy change. It provides both a response to its critics and it presents a variety of new directions for studying processes of policy transfer. The chapters proceed from an underlying assumption about the field of enquiry; that policy transfer analysis alone cannot provide a general explanatory theory of policy change but when combined with other approaches an empirically grounded account of policy change can be developed. Hence each of the chapters adopt a methodological pluralism in which complementary theories of policy development are combined in order to develop a theory of policy change that accounts for the role of particular agents of policy transfer in forging policy change. This is an important contribution to our understanding of the impact of globalization on domestic policy formulation. This book was previously published as a special issue of Policy Studies.

Practical Encyclopedia of Home Remedies & Natural Therapies

Practical Encyclopedia of Home Remedies & Natural Therapies

Author: Mark Evans Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/2015

This practical guide to natural health-promoting treatments and techniques brings together the very best of traditional therapies for reducing stress, gaining vitality and inducing relaxation. The first half of the book looks at common ailments and how to treat them with aromatherapy oils, herbs, homeopathic medicine or dietary changes. The second half of the book explores a wide range of alternative therapies, giving the reader a thorough understanding of each one. Extended sections on aromatherapy, massage and yoga give detailed instruction on how to improve health and wellbeing by adopting these ancient disciplines into your lifestyle.

Concise Handbook of Alternative Therapies

Concise Handbook of Alternative Therapies

Author: Mark Evans Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/09/2015

This is a practical guide to natural treatments and what they do. It includes choosing and using natural methods for physical and mental wellbeing. It explains exactly what the options in alternative therapy are, and how to choose the right one for you. It includes step-by-step routines for exercise, massage, reflexology, yoga, shiatsu, makko ho, meditation, hypnotherapy and moxibustion. It offers help and advice on how to combat the stresses and strains of modern life. It features over 300 photographs and illustrations. This book explores the natural techniques and methods we can use to counteract the strains of our busy, stressful lives and to strengthen our minds and bodies. All the main therapies are discussed - from herbalisn, naturopathy and stress management to yoga, shiatsu and meditation. All are explained in simple terms. This is a chance to explore and expand your knowledge of natural medicine and to acquire a basic understanding on which to build. Whichever therapy you feel you can relate to, this book will help you explore and utilize its benefits and become a healthier, more balanced individual with focused energies and a resilient constitution.

Sounding Funny Sound and Comedy Cinema

Sounding Funny Sound and Comedy Cinema

Author: Mark Evans Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2015

Comedy has been a feature of cinema since its inception. From mickey-moused accompaniments to slapstick scenes, ironic musical statements, clever musical allusions and jokes, well-worn sound effects, and even laugh tracks, sound has been integral to the development of the comedy on screen. This volume covers all aspects of sound (including dialogue) and music as they have been utilised in comedy film. The volume looks at various subsets of the 'comedy film' from the post-War period, including black comedy, romantic comedy, slapstick, dialogue comedy, parody and spoofs. This volume aims to explore the way in which music and sound articulate humour, create comedic situations and direct comedic identifications for viewer/listeners.

Sounding Funny Sound and Comedy Cinema

Sounding Funny Sound and Comedy Cinema

Author: Mark Evans Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/04/2015

Comedy has been a feature of cinema since its inception. From mickey-moused accompaniments to slapstick scenes, ironic musical statements, clever musical allusions and jokes, well-worn sound effects, and even laugh tracks, sound has been integral to the development of the comedy on screen. This volume covers all aspects of sound (including dialogue) and music as they have been utilised in comedy film. The volume looks at various subsets of the 'comedy film' from the post-War period, including black comedy, romantic comedy, slapstick, dialogue comedy, parody and spoofs. This volume aims to explore the way in which music and sound articulate humour, create comedic situations and direct comedic identifications for viewer/listeners.

The Actor Training Reader

The Actor Training Reader

Author: Mark Evans Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/03/2015

The Actor Training Reader is an invaluable resource for students and teachers of acting, offering access to a wide range of key texts that identify, explore, illuminate and interrogate the challenges, practices and processes involved in training the modern actor. A companion volume to the highly-acclaimed Actor Training (Hodge 2010), this book collects key writings by influential actor training practitioners of the twentieth century, introduced with essays from leading academics in the field of actor training. Key practitioners included are: Eugenio Barba; Anne Bogart; Bertolt Brecht; Peter Brook; Michael Chekhov; and Konstantin Stanislavsky. The book sets established, widely used texts alongside less well-known ones in order to trace the development of actor training from the pioneering advances of Eastern Europe to the acting games of Augusto Boal. The texts are grouped into thematic sections rather than chronologically in order to encourage a comparison of different approaches to similar aspects of the craft. Each section will have a specially commissioned introductory essay by an expert in that area of actor training, which will bring context, critical engagement and contemporary relevance to the extracts and offer provocations for further discussion.

Under the Bearskin A junior officer's story of war and madness

Under the Bearskin A junior officer's story of war and madness

Author: Mark Evans, Andrew Sharples Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/02/2015

'A fast-paced, thrilling account of British heroism, brave men surrounded and fighting against overwhelming odds. This is the real, sometimes shocking, and deeply personal story of modern warfare and PTSD.' Andy McNab Trapped in an isolated outpost on the edge of the Helmand desert, a small force of British and Afghan soldiers is holding out against hundreds of Taliban fighters. Under brutal siege conditions, running low on food and ammunition, he experiences the full horror of combat. As the casualties begin to mount and the enemy closes in, Evans finds both his leadership and his belief in the war severely tested. Returning home, he is haunted by the memories of Afghanistan. He can't move on and his life begins to spin out of control.

Under the Bearskin A junior officer's story of war and madness

Under the Bearskin A junior officer's story of war and madness

Author: Mark Evans, Andrew Sharples Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/02/2015

Ex-Coldstream Guard, Mark Evans tells, for the first time, the incredible story of the Battle of Nad Ali in the Afghanistan conflict. On a patrol, Mark and his men are pinned down in a fire fight. Mark calls in air support but the Apache pilot makes a fatal error and opens fire on the British and ANA forces. Mark is one of the few to escape unscathed. Nad Ali is declared a 'black' zone with the RAF refusing to fly in and leaving Mark and his men without critical resources. Drawing on parallels with the famous battle of Rorke's Drift, that inspired the film Zulu, Code Black is a forthright account of modern warfare and the damaging effects of PTSD. Code Black reveals what it is like to fight on the front line and the challenges it presents to those it affects, not just as as soldiers, but as people.

Bleak Expectations

Bleak Expectations

Author: Mark Evans Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/05/2014

Based on the beloved Radio 4 series, Bleak Expectations recounts the remarkable adventures of young Pip Bin as he tries to make his way in a world made all horrible by the machinations of his cruel guardian, Mr Gently Benevolent. Grim circumstances, mistaken identities, nightmarish court-cases, ridiculous names, convenient coincidences to resolve plot problems, over-sentimental death scenes and lots and lots of adjectives: Bleak Expectations is a novel like Charles Dickens might have written after far too much gin.

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The Words Always Sounded Better In My Head

The Words Always Sounded Better In My Head

Author: Mark Evans Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/01/2014

Poems about life and love, everything and nothing. Collected between 2011 and 2012. Self expression, self destruction, selfishness, and the illusion of all that we are. Learning, living, breathing, dying, and dealing. Wandering around to wherever we end up. Looking for answers, finding questions.

Ten-minute Yoga Stretches Instant Energy and Relaxation Exercises Using Easy-to-follow Yoga Techniques

Ten-minute Yoga Stretches Instant Energy and Relaxation Exercises Using Easy-to-follow Yoga Techniques

Author: Mark Evans Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/11/2013

This title offers instant energy and relaxation exercises using easy-to-follow yoga techniques. It offers a clearly explained guide, illustrated with specially commissioned step-by-step photographs. Counteract the stresses and strains of today's hectic lifestyle with quick yoga sequences that leave you feeling calm and refreshed, supple and renewed. Exercises include tired and aching leg revivers; abdominal tension relievers; instant fatigue revitalizers; tension and backache relievers; flexibility enhancers; waking-up stretches; and exercises to relieve anxiety, aid breathing, increase blood flow and improve posture. Tried and tested ways to ease tension and restore energy whenever you need to, using simple exercises that are easy to perform in your everyday life. Over 200 photographs clearly show each yoga sequence in detail. Drawing on the ancient art of yoga, this clear and simple book guides you through a series of exercises to help you achieve a fit, supple body and relieve your body of strain and tension. The main part of the book consists of invigorating exercises that will stretch, tone, revive, enhance or relax different parts of the body, to leave you feeling calm, refreshed and better able to cope with stress. After a warm-up routine, special stretches are shown for a multitude of purposes and to treat a variety of aches, pains and ailments. The exercises are simple to do, and take around 10 minutes. Clear instructions, combined with step-by-step photographs, will guide you confidently through the quick-and-easy sequences. Whether you wish to counteract the pressures of a hectic daily routine, improve your posture and muscle tone or become more supple, this practical handbook will set you on your way.

Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy

Author: Mark Evans Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/06/2013

This is a concise guide to using essential oils for health, harmony and happiness, shown in 200 photographs. It explains the properties of many versatile essential oils, and advises on how to choose and blend them. It describes how to use oils to enhance your well-being: peppermint for an instant pick-me-up, sandalwood for a sensual massage, lavender for relaxation. It includes instant treatments and remedies for pain relief. It offers clear step-by-step massage techniques that show you how to apply the oils to ease tension, restore energy, and promote a healthy mind and body. People have been using scented products for thousands of years in massage, in the bath and for scenting the hair and body. Essential oils contain unique properties that can be used to relax, sedate, refresh or stimulate. This book guides you through the different types of essential oil, with detailed information on preparing, storing and blending them. It offers step-by-step techniques for all kinds of massage, and treatments for problems such as backache, muscle ache, headache, menstrual pain, digestive problems and travel sickness. With de-stressers, sleep-inducers and relaxers, as well as hair care, foot care, hand care and skin care, this handy guide to aromatherapy has all you need.

Security Arabic

Security Arabic

Author: Mark Evans Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/01/2013

Your guide to current terms and concepts used in intelligence and security Arabic What is the Arabic term for 'sleeper cell'? How would you say 'hijacker'? Could you recognise the phrase 'operational planning'? Or 'money-laundering investigations'? This short, accessible vocabulary gives you ready-made lists of key terms in intelligence and security Arabic for translating both from and into Arabic. Key Features: * Terms grouped in thematic sections * Easy-to-learn lists to test translation * CD with audio files to help you check your pronunciation * Interactive online audio-visual e-Flashcards * Index Keywords: Arabic; Intelligence Studies; Security Studies; language; vocabulary

Transform Your Mind, Body and Spirit

Transform Your Mind, Body and Spirit

Author: Mark Evans Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/07/2012

Today, more and more people are seeking natural and traditional ways of bringing increased well-being and harmony into their lives, turning to tried and tested remedies and therapies from all over the world for the treatment of everyday problems. Illustrated with more than 1000 step-by-step photographs this book opens the door to a healthier and more fulfilling life.

Mark Evans Dirty Deeds: My Life Inside/outside Of Ac/dc

Mark Evans Dirty Deeds: My Life Inside/outside Of Ac/dc

Author: Mark Evans Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/11/2011

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