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Available in all ebook formats here. Pre-school children will delight in the sounds and rhythm of the alliterative phrases that accompany the whimsical drawings in An Amusing ALPHABET. Several of the drawings contain unstated objects or animals that start with the subject letter. Children will enjoy the challenge of finding them.
All That Lingers is a thought-provoking family drama set in WWII Vienna. Although Emma is the main character, the narrative also focuses on Sophie and Friedrich. I enjoyed getting to know Emma and felt her happiness and heartbreak as I read her story. I liked that this book offered different perspectives on life in wartime Austria: the threat, worry and uncertainty experienced by Emma and Leonie in comparison to the comfort of Friedrich and his wife. I was immersed in the narrative and found this contrast between Friedrich’s privilege and Emma and Leonie’s struggles stark but engrossing. This book offers a touching and powerful story to enjoy, while posing moral questions that can be reflected on long after the final page. I find that fiction centred around WWII is particularly affecting given the global political stance at the moment. It feels as though nationalist messaging is creeping back into the foreground (Trump, Brexit to name the most obvious two) and I think that narratives like All That Lingers are more vital now than they’ve ever been, by posing moral questions that may no longer be far fetched. I feel that the contrast in the characters’ lives I mentioned earlier could also double as a social commentary. The concept that the politically powerful, even when they find themselves on the wrong side of history, can still remain in relative privilege and comfort, while a layperson (Emma in this instance) feels the full force of the turmoil of political upheaval is poignant. I didn’t know much about WWII Vienna before I read this book and I found it fascinating to learn about as I followed the characters. This book has inspired me to find out more about Austrian history, as well as doing more reading into worldwide WWII narratives.I also really appreciated the note from the author at the end of the book. All That Lingers is a moving story and I think that this would be a good recommendation for fans of Historical Fiction and WWII narratives. Charlotte Walker, A LoveReading Ambassador
A charming alphabet book with whimsical drawings and alliterative descriptions which will appeal to children and adults. Children are challenged to find additional words in each drawing that begin with the subject letter.
Whether you are a potter, painter or hobbyist, you'll find that creative painting on ceramics will provide you a canvas for self-expression, and add an extra dimension to your work; will personalize your environment and help you create one-of-a-kind gifts for family, friends and clients. Clear step-by-step instructions and seven design projects are combined with suggestions for finding inspiration in a variety of source materials. A gallery of color photographs illustrate the beautiful and professional results you can achieve. Information on what supplies are needed and where they can be found, and on setting up a business will get you "e;fired up"e; about the possibilities.