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Kim, a naive, poorly educated English girl, is enjoying the delights of London in the `Swinging Sixties' when a chance encounter takes her on a journey to South Africa. Travelling as an actor with a touring Shakespeare company, Kim is irrevocably drawn to the `beloved country', but her abhorrence of the oppressive system of apartheid forces her to return home. This experience changes the direction of her life, and now, having achieved a longed-for education, she is on a mission: to stop the spread of HIV. She creates the Themba HIV&AIDS Organisation in Johannesburg and recruits and trains young people from the townships to deliver a unique programme of interactive theatre workshops.
Everyone has a story to tell and can feel trapped by it. This inspirational memoir, A Sense of Something Lost is about liberation after years of restlessness and searching. Sue Wells, asks: can a woman who has experienced the trauma of a forced adoption be free to live her life? Do traumas, whatever their nature, shape, define or ruin our lives? Or encourage us to see that our greatest challenges are also keys to the freedom we seek, enabling us to find who we are beyond our personal story? For anyone trapped by their story, this is a radical way of finding freedom through ancient Eastern mysticism by realising what can never be lost.
In 2013 Sally Roberts was made a scapegoat while fighting for a better clinical deal for her son Neon. Stripped of her parental rights, Neon was denied an advanced treatment which at the time was held as having quackery status. Since this landmark case there has been a complete about-turn by the UK medical establishment, and the first Proton Beam Therapy centre has now opened its doors in the UK. Even the lead radiologist in Neon's case has since completely revised his opinion of this treatment. The treatment Neon was prevented from having is now advocated as a treatment of the future. Sally tells her story in this extraordinarily dramatic memoir that is both heart-rending and inspiring; a parents' worst nightmare told through the eyes of a mother in the line of fire. 'This is a journey both gruelling and unthinkable to most people, yet the power of its message is inexorable and its outcome ultimately uplifting and beneficent.'
One More Mountain is the story of the life changing decision made by Caroline and her husband Allister to put everything they owned into storage, buy some rucksacks, and take a trip around the world for a year. This is their life story; what happened that inspired them to travel, how they prepared for such a big change in their life, and ultimately what they gained from this wonderful experience. Moving back and forth across their life together, this book explores the emotions of facing a future without being able to have children, the impact of cancer on their lives, how they planned for their life changing adventure, and how they spent an incredible year away from everything they knew. Caroline and Allister, a couple whose life was turned upside down - twice, overcame their own challenges to enjoy and value every minute of every day. This is an insight into the joy of them embarking on their life together, how it became overshadowed by sad and difficult events, and how moving past these events led to them discovering the excitement of travelling. Whatever mountains stood in their way, happiness could still be found.
VF Eberle MC joined up on the outbreak of the war in No 2 Field Company Royal Engineers, 48th (South Midland) Division, the same company as his brother, who was a captain in it. He was commissioned before sailing for France at the end of March 1915 and remained with it for the rest of the war. In that time he saw action on the Somme and in the Advance to the Hindenburg Line before his Division took part for most of the Battle of Third Ypres (Passchendaele). Transferred to Italy at the end of 1917, he took part in the final stages of the war, including the Battle of Asiago. Besides his eloquent description of the work of a field company RE, he spends some time in outlining his role in the development of the Bangalore Torpedo. Based on his war time letters, diaries and records - which can now be consulted in the Imperial War Museum, it gives a detailed picture of the employment of a field company in war, both during periods of relative tranquility as well as during major offensives. There are relatively few memoirs of Royal Engineers' officers, especially of those in his position, so close to the line. The memoirs benefit from his key eye for observation and his skilful use of the material available to him, making this a fine addition to the literature of the Great War.
Picture the scene: five women, trembling with fear and excitement at the prospect of stripping naked in front of an expectant crowd... When Kara J. Morris discovered that her daughter, Rosie, had autism she vowed to do everything in her power to help her reach her potential. Their hope lay with special therapy in America, but at GBP17,000, this didn't come cheap. Kara's only option was to try to raise the funds - and fast. When four of her friends came up with the idea of forming a burlesque striptease ensemble to draw attention to her cause, Kara jumped in feet first. Their new group, The Full Monty Girls faced the challenge of a lifetime. Never could they have envisaged that their friendship, determination and the support they received from their local community would go on to spread their message of autism awareness to millions of people around the world.
A collection of exchanges - as surprising as they are interesting - between British author Nicky Gentil and some of the cabdrivers who have crossed her path. You will have a great time reading this book! Taxi G7 Magazine, Paris Taxi Tales From Paris is not your typical account of what happens when you move to another country. Nicky Gentil's memoir offers the reader a truly original insight into life in the French capital because, as the title suggests, everything is seen through the prism of her most memorable taxi rides taken during the thirty years she has lived there. Hugely entertaining, with some delightful comic touches, Gentil's tales cover a wide variety of subjects such as her love of her adoptive country, the cultural differences she frequently encounters, the joys of parenthood, or indeed her ever-present passion for jazz, to quote but a few examples. By the end of this book, as with any memoir set in the City of Light, you will immediately want to leap on board the next Eurostar going but, on this occasion, with one very specific aim in mind: to jump - upon arriving in Paris - into the very first taxi you see!
Angie Kent won hearts and friends when she partnered with best friend Yvie Jones to commentate from the couch as we watched them watching TV on GOGGLEBOX. Then Angie proved a stalwart on the 2019 season of I'M A CELEBRITY ... GET ME OUT OF HERE! And THEN she became the new Bachelorette. It's clear Australia can't get enough of Angie - and now she's going to give us some of her quirky, funny, warm-hearted wisdom on life, love and everything in between, in the form of a book. With no holds barred - just as you'd expect - Angie talks about her challenges with mental health and body image; her family and friends; what has and hasn't worked in her relationships, and what she has learned - the hard way - about life. There are plenty of laughs, and some tears, and always plenty of heart. Angie's is the voice of your imaginary best friend - the one who always has your back, and who knows just what to say because she's been there before.