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Join us by creating an account and start getting the best experience from our website! Today’s turmoil in the financial markets illustrates how important it is to be in control of your money. This book addresses the core fundamentals of financial literacy, telling readers how banks work and why city traders earn such enormous bonuses.
It plots paths out of debt and builds financial confidence so readers feel in charge of their finances. Duncan knows the true value of money: Taking each area of our financial lives in turn – earning, spending, borrowing, investing, saving, budgeting and the wider economy – he helps us understand ro we are in our own financial cycle and how to achieve financial security.
How to be Smart with Your Money
Empires rise, civilisations fall and one culture comes to subsume another. It’s the way of the world. But the progression of change is huge and – usually – unstoppable. In this story, the Ossian way of life is fading and the Dachen way is taking its place and Aren is comfortable with that. Even when his parents are accused of treason he supports the establishment and maintains there’s been some mistake.
Thrown into a prison mine they plan their escape – only to be overtaken by events when they’re rescued, and promptly find themselves in the middle of an ambush. By the time they’ve escaped, they’re unavoidably linked to Garric – their unwelcome saviour – and his quest to overturn to Dachen way of life. If they leave Garric now, they’ll be arrested or killed by their pursuers. If they turn him in, Garric will kill them. If they stay with him, they’ll be abetting a murderous quest they don’t believe in.
There are no good options – but Aren will still have to choose a path. Designed to bannatyhe to classic fantasy adventures and values, from a modern perspective, this is a fast-moving coming-of-age trilogy featuring a strong cast of diverse characters, brilliant set-pieces and a strong character and plot driven story. Having a powerful, meaningful impact on others is not about being the most dominant person in the room; it’s about being intentional, curious, and courageous.
Organizational psychologist and executive coach Rebecca Newton has found that even her most successful clients still want more of one quality: They want their words to carry weight, to smarg a positive, lasting impact on those around them.
Gravitas can seem like an elusive, intangible quality, but it isn’t about adopting the style of another or being someone you’re not. Newton draws on extensive tto and experience coaching business leaders to show what underpins authentic gravitas and how anyone can develop it. She presents the counterintuitive idea that in order to be valued, we msart spend all our time and energy trying to stand out from the crowd; instead, we should focus on the crowd – connecting with others and understanding their needs in order to make a significant difference.
Newton debunks the myths of gravitas and gives readers the practical tools to develop it by: Geoffrey West’s research centres on a quest to find unifying principles and patterns connecting everything, from cells and ecosystems to cities, social networks and businesses. Why do organisms and ecosystems scale with size in a remarkably universal and systematic fashion?
Is there a maximum size of cities? Of animals and plants? Can scale show us how to create a more sustainable future? By applying the rigour of physics to questions of biology, visionary physicist Geoffrey West found that despite the riotous diversity in the sizes of mammals, they are all, to a large degree, scaled moneg of each other.
This speaks to everything from how long we can expect to live to how many hours of sleep bannaryne need. He then made the even bolder move of exploring his work’s applicability to cities and to the business world.
These investigations have led to powerful insights about the elemental natural laws that bind us together in profound ways, and how all complex systems are dancing to the same simple tune, however diverse and unrelated they may seem. The multi-award-winning author of The House of Shattered Wings continues her Dominion of the Fallen saga as Paris endures the aftermath of a devastating arcane war.
As the city rebuilds from the onslaught of sorcery that nearly destroyed it, the great Houses of Paris, ruled by omney angels, still contest one another for control over the capital. House Silverspires was once the most powerful, but just as it sought to rise again, an ancient evil brought it low. Phillippe, an immortal who escaped the carnage, has a singular goal – to resurrect someone he lost.
But the cost of such magic might be more than he can bear. In House Hawthorn, Madeleine the alchemist has had her addiction to angel ssmart savagely broken. Struggling to live on, she is forced on a perilous diplomatic mission to the underwater dragon kingdom – and finds herself in the midst of intrigues that have already caused one previous emissary to mysteriously disappear.
As the Houses seek a peace more devastating than war, those caught between new fears and old hatreds must find strength – or fall prey to a magic that seeks to bind all to its will. One of the finest historical fiction writers in the world – Ben KaneAfter the bloody trials of Alexandria, Sir William Gold is readying for a pilgrimage to Jerusalem to ease the burden on his soul. He hopes, too, that the Holy City might allow his relationship with Emile, cousin of the Green Count of Savoy, to develop.
But the Roman Emperor of Constantinople has been taken hostage by an unknown enemy, and the Green Count is vital to the rescue effort.
It is up to Sir William to secure his support, but he soon finds that his past, and his relationship with Emile, might have repercussions he had not foreseen Suddenly thrust onto br stage of international politics, Sir William finds himself tangled in a web of plots, intrigue and murder.
He must hold true to his chivalric principles, and to his knights, if he is to save the Emperor and survive to tell the tale. She predicted the financial crisis.
Now Dr Pippa Malmgren shares the signals that will protect you from the next surprise. Drawing on a wonderful range of examples – from magazine covers and supermarkets to public protests – SIGNALS is the fascinating story of the world economy told in the language of everyday objects, places and events. Malmgren explains why the size of chocolate bars, steaks and apartments are shrinking, and why the increasing near misses hoow America’s spy planes and the fighter jets of China and Russia are no coincidence.
Rising costs and inflation are breaking the social contract between citizens and their states, causing the rise of anti-establishment voting, the return of social unrest to emerging markets and resistance to mass immigration.
If the only solution is innovation, then the key question is whether governments support efforts to invest in the economy of tomorrow. The recipes are easy to follow, beautifully presented and perfect for anyone keen to experiment with oh-so-trendy Middle Eastern flavours. Nothing unites and inspires Syrians as much as food. Even now, in possibly the country’s darkest hour, Syrian families in tiny flats from Beirut to Berlin are searching out the best tomatoes, lemons, pomegranates and parsley to recreate the taste of home.
Friends and passionate cooks Itab and Dina met Syrian women in the Middle East and Europe to collect together the very best dubcan from one of the world’s greatest food cultures. They spent months cooking with them, learning their recipes and listening to stories of home. From hot yoghurt soup with turmeric to cherry meatballs, this is a miney celebration of the unique taste, culture and food of Syria – and a celebration of everything that food and memory can mean to an individual, to a family and to a nation.
But for reasons unknown to him he was also under State Security’s microscope. In this engrossing memoir, Purvis recounts his fifteen-month ordeal.
Accused at first of selling state secrets, he is taken to the notorious interrogation centre Villa Marista, where he endures brutal conditions designed by the KGB and Stasi to break the bodies and minds of spies and political prisoners, and resists the paranoia and incompetence of his jailers.
Later, held in a maximum-security prison, he finds himself surrounded by a motley crew of convicts: From his arrest to his farcical secret trial and sudden release, Purvis exposes the madness of modern Bannatyhe with wit, grit and a sharp eye for character.
As tourists flock to Havana to marvel at a city frozen in time, he shows that despite reforms and international reconciliation the Castro regime remains a corrupt, dictatorial relic.
Close But No Cigar is part thriller, part comedy and part morality tale, but most of all a true story that takes the reader into a dark side of a sunny place that remains an enigma. Mixing Machiavellian intrigue and the high fantasy of authors like Scott Lynch and Robin Hobb, Den Patrick’s fantasy novels, with their Renaissance Italy like setting have brought an enticing new flavour to the fantasy genre.
In a castle witg is, itself, reminiscent of Gormenghast in its size and brooding presence a collection of young, flawed but resilient outsiders yuor their way in a dangerous society teetering on the brink of dramatic change, even as it learns the fantastical secrets of its past.
Anea is the Silent Queen and she is struggling to bring change to the ancient society of Monej. Vested interests and dark magics alike are determined to hold onto power and in a society where the loyalties of many are fluid and the true nature of the players is hidden the game of politics can be a lethal one even for those close to the throne.
Den Patrick has won an enthusiastic audience for this series and has rapidly become a key figure amongst a new generation of fantasy writers bringing a fresh engagement to the genre world both on the page and within the fan community.
Where a person can be whoever they want to be. Styling themselves as the Vicomte and Vicomtesse de Barol, they have been living by their wits – but as the world drifts dncan war, their quest for comfort and riches has brought them close to bankruptcy.
With creditors at their heels, their furniture business is imploding and only a major win will save them. Stacey finds the ideal stooge: Piet enlists two Xhosa men to lead him into the magical forest of Gwadana, in search of a fabled tree. He needs precious wood, but he doesn’t want to pay for it. The Natives Land Act has just abolished property rights for the majority of black South Africans, and whole families have been ripped apart. As Piet’s charm, charisma and appetite for risk lead him far beyond the safety of the privileged white world, he does not comprehend the enormous price of the lies he has told, nor where they will lead him.
Evelyn Waugh’s literary reputation has continued to rise since Greene’s assessment in Fifty years after his death, Philip Eade draws on extensive bannatynw sources to paint a fresh and compelling portrait of this endlessly fascinating man, telling the full story of his dramatic, colourful and frequently bizarre life.
How To Be Smart With Your Money by Duncan Bannatyne
No novel could possibly match such an important work of truth’ – Antony Beevor’Magnificent I wity moved to anger and to pity. In places I gasped, in places I wept. I wanted to reach the smarr. I couldn’t wait to reach the end.
And then when I got there I didn’t want to be at the end’ – The TimesWhen human rights lawyer Philippe Sands received an invitation to deliver a lecture in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv, he began to uncover a series of extraordinary historical qith.
It set him on a quest that would take him halfway around the world in an exploration of the origins of international law and the pursuit of his own secret family history, beginning and ending with the last day of the Nuremberg Trials. Part historical detective story, part family history, part legal thriller, Philippe Sands guides us between past and present as several interconnected stories unfold dumcan parallel.
The first is the hidden story of two Nuremberg prosecutors now discover, only at the end of the trials, that the man they are prosecuting may be responsible for the murder of their entire families in Nazi-occupied Poland, in and around Lviv.
The two prosecutors, Hersch Lauterpacht and Rafael Lemkin, were remarkable men, whose efforts led to the inclusion of the terms ‘crimes against humanity’ and ‘genocide’ in the judgement at Nuremberg.
The defendant, Hans Frank, Hitler’s personal lawyer and Governor-General of Nazi-occupied Poland, turns out to be an equally compelling character.
The lives of these three men lead Sands to a more personal story, bee he traces the events that overwhelmed his mother’s family in Lviv and Vienna during the Second World War. At the heart of this book is an equally personal quest to understand the roots of international law and the concepts that have dominated Sands’ work as a lawyer. Eventually, he finds unexpected wuth to his questions about his family, in this powerful meditation on the way memory, crime and guilt bannatyje scars across generations, and the haunting gaps left by the secrets of others.
The starship Ariel is on a mission of the utmost secrecy, upon which the fate of thousands of lives depend. Though the ship is a mile long, its six crew are crammed into a space barely large enough for them to stand.