Max Cryer is a seasoned researcher and writer on aspects of the English language. A well-known broadcaster and entertainer, he hosts a weekly radio slot on the subject. In a long career, he has been a schoolteacher, a compere and TV host, as well as a singer in London, Las Vegas and Hollywood.
Curious English Words and Phrases (2nd edition)
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Due for release October 2018. Pre-order your copy now.
The truth behind the expressions we use.
‘Cloud nine’, ‘at the drop of a hat’, ‘spitting image’, ‘mollycoddle’, ‘rigmarole’, ‘round robin’, ‘spill the beans’, ‘kick the bucket’, ‘balderdash’ and ‘touch wood’. There are so many curious words and phrases that we often use and yet haven’t you ever wondered why we say them, where they come from and what they mean?
Written by language expert Max Cryer, Curious Words and Phrases has all the answers behind some of the most interesting and perplexing words and expressions in the English language. Bulging with information, it’s a useful reference book and the ideal gift for anyone curious about the words and phrases we use.
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 210 x 135 mm / 8.25 x 5.25 Inches | 432 Pages |
This small-format book answers two key questions: What is depression and what causes it? If I have depression, what can I do about it? Offering real hope to those suffering from depression, Harnessing Hope explains depression in approachable language and shows how simple lifestyle changes can make a difference.
Five case studies are tracked throughout the book, enabling the reader to see how each individual uses these tools to master depression and harness hope in their own lives. Jan takes a holistic approach, addressing mind, body and spirit through tips on physical wellbeing, insights into the habits and beliefs that shape our moods, and ways to keep sight of the bigger picture through mindfulness practices.
Practical and to the point, this is the essential guide for both those experiencing depression as well as those who care about them.
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 198 x 129 mm / 7 ¾ x 5 Inches | 160 Pages |
A tai tai’ tale… When Tania McCartney discovered she’d be moving her husband, self and two kids under the age of five to China for four years, she was 95 per cent horrified. But what she never expected was to fall in love. Beijing seeped under her skin and grabbed hold of her heart…a love affair that inspired Beijing Tai Tai; a collection of shrewdly observed, heartfelt and humorous insights into Beijing expatriate life.
Intensely personal and at times a little controversial, it’s a rollercoaster ride of honesty and openness as a mother and wife (tai tai) juggles suburban family life in urban Beijing. Presented in a series of column-like snippets — on topics ranging from the consumption of bull testicles to the life-altering experience of walking the Great Wall — it talks of both the challenging lows and intense highs of expat life in a country on the brink of great change.
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 234 x 153 mm / 9 ⅕ x 6 Inches | 260 Pages |
Whatever your age, whatever your learning environment, mindfulness can make a positive difference. Mindfulness is increasingly being used in educational environments as a way to help students learn more effectively, develop personally, enhance their physical and emotional health, and deal with study and exam-related demands.
In Mindful Learning, the authors provide practical insights and exercises on how to apply mindfulness in the educational setting, resulting in a book that clearly sets out how we can manage stress, improve performance and create better communication and relationships. Whatever your age, whatever your learning environment, mindfulness can make a positive difference.
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 234 x 151 mm / 9 ⅕ x 6 Inches | 272 Pages |
Listening, Learning, Caring and Counselling: The Essential Manual for Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Counsellors and Other Healthcare Professionals on Caring for Their ClientsUSD $14.99 – USD $24.99 Tax Included
Written by an experienced and awarded psychologist, Listening, Learning, Caring and Counselling is essential reading for counsellors, support workers, case workers, medical practitioners, health professionals — from physiotherapists, pharmacists, doctors, dentists and their assistants to nutritionists and naturopaths — serious life coaches and emergency workers, as well as those in the fields of human resources. Presented as a highly accessible reference work, Listening, Learning, Caring and Counselling draws upon an immense wealth of case studies that emphasise how health professionals can give their clients the help they need during times such as grief, depression and addiction.
SPECIFICATIONS: High Quality Padded Hardback with Ribbon | 229 x 152 mm / 9 x 6 Inches | 336 Pages |
As well as 15 informative chapters there are self assessment form templates in the appendix area.