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 |
Fed up with feeling nervous? Sick of self-doubt? Ever wonder when or how you will start to be confident and comfortable with yourself? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, you have found the right book.
This book is about relaxing, the art of becoming consciously cool and learning to rise above stress. It’s a crash course in training yourself to be cool no matter what’s going on in your life, and the good news is that it’s not difficult. Through the simple practice of spending a few minutes a day working towards a calmer life, you too can take charge of your emotions.
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 138 x 105 mm / 5 ½ x 4 ¼ | 120 Pages |
Many baby boomers are seeking to stay in the workforce longer and are looking for satisfying, fulfilling jobs. This book is a step-by-step guide to finding and winning the sort of job most likely to give job satisfaction and success. It sets out how older workers are often valued in the workplace because of their experience, skills, reliability and sense of responsibility before going on to show how to demonstrate these qualities to prospective employers.
Specimen résumés are included in the book and are available for download as templates from the linked website. Job seekers can almost guarantee getting a good job quickly if they follow the author’s recipe for success!
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 234 x 151 mm / 9 ¼ x 6 Inches | 352 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 |
Dr. Peter Molan, MBE, the discoverer of the unique antibacterial activity in manuka honey.
“There are things in this book even I didn’t know about manuka. I literally couldn’t put it down.”
Manuka: The Biography of an Extraordinary Honey chronicles the remarkable ‘rags-to-riches’ story of manuka honey, as seen through the eyes of a New Zealand beekeeping specialist who watched it unfold from the very beginning. It’s a great tale of science, in which an inquisitive university lecturer found something totally unexpected in a product everyone had written off.
It’s also an entertaining account of the way that seemingly simple discovery caught the international media’s attention, helping enterprising New Zealanders to develop manuka honey-based products and take them all around the globe. But above all else it’s a story of hope for the future, sounding a note of optimism in a world that for good reason feels saddened and sometimes even afraid about the future of the special relationship we humans have always had with those marvellous creatures, the honey bees.
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 234 x 151 mm / 9 ¼ x 6 Inches | Colour Photographs Throughout | 256 Pages |