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Valerie Collins and Theresa O'Shea, In the Garlic

Alison Litherland, painter

Brian Mott, university teacher

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Brian Barder, retired diplomat

The Blue Sky of Barcelona, Miquel Ruiz Lacruz

When the Stars Fall to Earth, Rebecca Tinsley

In the Garlic, Valerie Collins and Theresa O'Shea

Your informative, fun guide to Spain

 

In The Garlic (from the Spanish expression en el ajo, meaning clued up, in the know) is a quirky and vibrant book packed with helpful information, insights, anecdotes, stories, jokes and fascinating nuggets that illuminate the mysteries of everyday life in Spain. From saint's days to sausages, bureaucrats to bollycaos, languages to lotteries, Galicia to the Guardia Civil, and telephone companies to Pérez the tooth mouse, In The Garlic is an essential companion for anyone living in or moving to Spain - or simply with a passion for the country and its people. What makes this book unique is that it is both useful and fun.

"If you ever wondered what this country was all about, this is the book for you. In the Garlic is the next best thing to being married to your own personal guide, i.e. a Spaniard!" Brenda Padilla, presenter OCI Radio, Marbella

In The Garlic is on sale in bookshops in Spain. There is more information on www.inthegarlic.com

Price 14.90 euros.

ISBN: 978-84-89954-59-5

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Alison Litherland, painter

Alison Litherland is based in Cambridge, UK, where she paints cows and 'the mysterious in landscape'.

More of her work can be seen on www.alisonlitherland.com.

Alison is the illustrator of Lavengro Books

 

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Brian Mott, university teacher

Dr Brian Mott teaches linguistics at Barcelona University. He is the author of several books on the English language.

 

Left to right:

  • English Phonetics and Phonology for Spanish Speakers

  • Introductory Semantics and Pragmatics for Spanish Learners of English

  • Diccionario-guía de traducción español-inglés, inglés-español

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  • Voces de Aragón: Antología de textos orales de Aragón 1968-2004

  • Semantics and Translation for Spanish Speakers of English

     

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What Diplomats Do, Brian Barder, retired diplomat

I have no hesitation in saying that I know of no other book on diplomacy which is so instructive as to procedure, entertaining in its examples, vivid and engaging in its style, massively authoritative, and original in its structure. A few passages dealing with real events are also gripping, notably that describing Sir Brian Barder’s recommendation – in the event momentous in its significance – to recommend a green light for RAF relief flights to Addis Ababa during the great Ethiopian famine in 1984. I think it is a brilliant book and perfectly designed to capture the imagination of those contemplating a diplomatic career or already in its first stages – without giving them any illusions about it.

— G. R. Berridge, Emeritus Professor of International Politics, University of Leicester and Senior Fellow, DiploFoundation

- See more at: http://www.barder.com/wdd#sthash.ZBQJzL1M.dpuf
I have no hesitation in saying that I know of no other book on diplomacy which is so instructive as to procedure, entertaining in its examples, vivid and engaging in its style, massively authoritative, and original in its structure. A few passages dealing with real events are also gripping, notably that describing Sir Brian Barder’s recommendation – in the event momentous in its significance – to recommend a green light for RAF relief flights to Addis Ababa during the great Ethiopian famine in 1984. I think it is a brilliant book and perfectly designed to capture the imagination of those contemplating a diplomatic career or already in its first stages – without giving them any illusions about it.

— G. R. Berridge, Emeritus Professor of International Politics, University of Leicester and Senior Fellow, DiploFoundation

- See more at: http://www.barder.com/wdd#sthash.ZBQJzL1M.dpuf
I have no hesitation in saying that I know of no other book on diplomacy which is so instructive as to procedure, entertaining in its examples, vivid and engaging in its style, massively authoritative, and original in its structure. A few passages dealing with real events are also gripping, notably that describing Sir Brian Barder’s recommendation – in the event momentous in its significance – to recommend a green light for RAF relief flights to Addis Ababa during the great Ethiopian famine in 1984. I think it is a brilliant book and perfectly designed to capture the imagination of those contemplating a diplomatic career or already in its first stages – without giving them any illusions about it.

— G. R. Berridge, Emeritus Professor of International Politics, University of Leicester and Senior Fellow, DiploFoundation

- See more at: http://www.barder.com/wdd#sthash.ZBQJzL1M.dpuf

I have no hesitation in saying that I know of no other book on diplomacy which is so instructive as to procedure, entertaining in its examples, vivid and engaging in its style, massively authoritative, and original in its structure. A few passages dealing with real events are also gripping, notably that describing Sir Brian Barder’s recommendation – in the event momentous in its significance – to recommend a green light for RAF relief flights to Addis Ababa during the great Ethiopian famine in 1984. I think it is a brilliant book and perfectly designed to capture the imagination of those contemplating a diplomatic career or already in its first stages – without giving them any illusions about it.

G. R. Berridge, Emeritus Professor of International Politics, University of Leicester and Senior Fellow, DiploFoundation

 

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The Blue Sky of Barcelona, Miquel Ruiz Lacruz

I have no hesitation in saying that I know of no other book on diplomacy which is so instructive as to procedure, entertaining in its examples, vivid and engaging in its style, massively authoritative, and original in its structure. A few passages dealing with real events are also gripping, notably that describing Sir Brian Barder’s recommendation – in the event momentous in its significance – to recommend a green light for RAF relief flights to Addis Ababa during the great Ethiopian famine in 1984. I think it is a brilliant book and perfectly designed to capture the imagination of those contemplating a diplomatic career or already in its first stages – without giving them any illusions about it.

— G. R. Berridge, Emeritus Professor of International Politics, University of Leicester and Senior Fellow, DiploFoundation

- See more at: http://www.barder.com/wdd#sthash.ZBQJzL1M.dpuf
I have no hesitation in saying that I know of no other book on diplomacy which is so instructive as to procedure, entertaining in its examples, vivid and engaging in its style, massively authoritative, and original in its structure. A few passages dealing with real events are also gripping, notably that describing Sir Brian Barder’s recommendation – in the event momentous in its significance – to recommend a green light for RAF relief flights to Addis Ababa during the great Ethiopian famine in 1984. I think it is a brilliant book and perfectly designed to capture the imagination of those contemplating a diplomatic career or already in its first stages – without giving them any illusions about it.

— G. R. Berridge, Emeritus Professor of International Politics, University of Leicester and Senior Fellow, DiploFoundation

- See more at: http://www.barder.com/wdd#sthash.ZBQJzL1M.dpuf
I have no hesitation in saying that I know of no other book on diplomacy which is so instructive as to procedure, entertaining in its examples, vivid and engaging in its style, massively authoritative, and original in its structure. A few passages dealing with real events are also gripping, notably that describing Sir Brian Barder’s recommendation – in the event momentous in its significance – to recommend a green light for RAF relief flights to Addis Ababa during the great Ethiopian famine in 1984. I think it is a brilliant book and perfectly designed to capture the imagination of those contemplating a diplomatic career or already in its first stages – without giving them any illusions about it.

— G. R. Berridge, Emeritus Professor of International Politics, University of Leicester and Senior Fellow, DiploFoundation

- See more at: http://www.barder.com/wdd#sthash.ZBQJzL1M.dpuf

Albert Rider, a successful scriptwriter from Australia in his early fifties, needs a new opportunity to live and love. He finds it in Europe, in Barcelona, where he discovers the life of the city with Joan Gómez, a university lecturer in Catalan language and literature, the man who becomes his best friend, and he falls in love with Núria, a doctor who teaches at the Faculty of Medicine. He is able to leave his loneliness behind and rediscover himself as a human being.

 

The Blue Sky of Barcelona is published by Cims and is on sale in bookshops throughout Spain and from Amazon. Kindle and epub ebook versions are available.

Price 14.00 euros.

ISBN: 978-84-84110-81-1

 

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When the Stars Fall to Earth, Rebecca Tinsley

This is a novel about people who find themselves in the middle of a horrific conflict and how they survive. Their choices affect their families, the people they love, and the course of their lives. Their stories start before the events in Sudan touch them, following them through challenges and triumphs, as they rebuild their lives. What they have in common with the rest of us is that their journeys are about finding out what kind of people they are: Should they try to draw strength from their anger or should they let it go? Is it better to stick with what you know or find the courage to change?

 

Zara, 14 is suddenly alone in the world, running for her life. She is hungry, thirsty and tired and she is scared. But she faces the ultimate challenge by drawing on the determination of generations of her African family. Her perilous journey takes her from Darfur to England to the United States. Zara is one of five young people who are torn away from the certainty and burdens of their ancient African traditions as they each embark on their own courageous journey, hoping to find safety and a new life. Based on real experiences of real people, this novel shows how a whole generation of young people have been forced to discover their strengths and their weaknesses in confronting the opportunities and hazards of the modern world.

 

Rebecca Tinsley is a human rights activist and journalist. She founded the humanitarian aid group Network for Africa to help survivors of genocide n Rwanda, Uganda and Sudan rebuild their lives. She is a former BBC reporter, and the founder of Waging Peace, a human rights group campaigning against genocide. Rebecca lives with her husband Henry Tinsley in London, England and Santa Barbara California. Her two previously published novels are 'Settlement Day' and 'The Judas File.'

 

ISBN: 978-0984512959

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