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A tense and concerningly believable read, ‘Queentide’ by Donna Fisher is a dystopian fiction about women. Set in 2026 Australia (in the near future but not futuristic-feeling), authoritarianism is rife and women are fast losing their voice in the maelstrom of patriarchal outrage. In a sort of exacerbated truth, 2020 pandemic lockdowns led to an increase of domestic abuse reports, and a society that, instead of resolving these cases, turned the blame on women, leading to an escalation in harassment and prejudice. As I read I saw the modern world we live in now but twisted, as though perceived in a carnival mirror. The writing in this book is brilliant. The radio broadcast with Kathleen Rae had my blood boiling and the characterisation of slippery, manipulative politicians and media outlets were all so well crafted and believable. I enjoyed reading as Lillith grows in strength and confidence, and I was intrigued and daunted by Insley’s more aggressive path. There are plenty of strong female characters, with their own backstories, flaws and views that helped to demonstrate a realistic variety of feminist perspectives. Amongst the agenda of Queentide, and as with any brilliant story focusing on people, individual beliefs cause conflicts about what the end goal is, and the means to achieve it. Will Queentide be able to remain united? Will their plans make a positive difference or lead to a direct role reversal? An evocative merging of political thriller and dystopian fiction, ‘Queentide’ has claws. It is a gripping read with grit, heart and good intentions and I’d highly recommend it. Charlotte Walker, A LoveReading Ambassador
Introducing the revolutionary 'light' whole-body cancer treatment. Presenting an overview of ground-breaking technologies and the conditions they can treat, this book is a guide to assist you in achieving and maintaining vitality and health, drug-free. Discover non-invasive and non-toxic LIGHT treatments that are rejuvenating, healing people and helping many avoid surgery. Understand the recently-discovered and potent carcinogen believed to be the underlying cause of many of our current health issues, and the reason why the 20th century is regarded as the 'toxic century'. Learn how you can protect yourself by simply removing this threat from your home and work environments. 'Light therapies, in all their potent forms, are set to become the treatments of choice in the 21st century.' - Roger Coghill - The Healing Energies of Light 'The future of medicine is in light and electromagnetic fields.' - Donald J Hess - Evaluating Alternative Cancer Therapies 'The big frontier in medicine is Energy Medicine... In the future it will not be about the chemistry - it will be about the energy!' - Dr Mehmet Oz - The Oprah Show
Are you putting your best foot forward in meetings? Are you connecting with the right people at functions? Throughout your life, you will find yourself in situations where professional networking will help you get to where you want to go. Whatever your strengths or weaknesses are, you can always improve your networking skills, and Professional Networking For Dummies can show you how. Whether you feel ineffective at connecting with others or just want to become a better networker than you are today, Professional Networking For Dummies can help you develop great people skills. Professional Networking For Dummies explores the essential techniques of networking to get you meeting and greeting in no time. It will help you get into the networking mindset and avoid such self-defeating traps as expecting immediate returns or turning off new potential colleagues. You'll also discover how to overcome inhibitions, make small talk, and meet new contacts. Plus, you 'll find special information on networking tools and technology, such as networking clubs, using voice and e-mail, Internet networking, and more. Through these pages you'll find out how to:* Maximize your relationships* Expand your circle of influence through networking events* Network in the corporate world, your community, and in your personal life* Develop lifelong career-building habits* Build and maintain your networkNetworking is a universal principle of giving and receiving-a lifestyle rather than a technique. Professional Networking for Dummies can help you build lasting, powerful relationships, both in and out of the office. From using business cards properly to networking your way into a new job, this friendly guide is your tick to personal and professional success.