Every relationship changes you, some for the better, others can shatter your confidence and almost destroy you.For the musically talented, twenty-four year old Tara O’Connell, her relationship with Stephen almost broke her, until Tara found the strength to leave.Now she is on the road to discovering that it is never too late to pursue your dreams and follow your heart. As Tara’s self-belief grows, she meets two men she is instantly drawn to who will change her life forever. Corporal Riley Hammond is a soldier in the Australian Military Special Forces. With his smiling sapphire blue eyes, Tara falls for him instantly. He is thoughtful and caring, and gives her the support and love she needs.While Cole Michaels is the overconfident singer in a popular local band. His charisma, emerald green eyes, tattoos and piercing, have girls falling at his feet. But while Cole pushes Tara’s buttons, he also pushes her to reach for the stars.Both men couldn’t be more polar opposites, but both offer Tara different qualities that she needs to fulfil her destiny. As Tara continues her journey, she will discover fate can offer you more than one path. Her fate is in her own hands, and the choices she makes, will shape her life forever.
Dorothy Morris Fairlie Bruce was born in 1885, in Palos, Spain, the daughter of Scots civil engineer Alexander Fairlie Bruce, and his wife, Katherine Elizabeth Fairbairn. Soon after her birth, the family returned to Scotland, and Bruce spent her early childhood in Blanefield, on the Campsie Hills, Stirling. The family moved to Ealing, West London, in 1895, where Bruce would live until 1949.Educated at Clarence House in Roehampton - a boarding school she would use as the model for the Jane Willard Foundation, in her Dimsie books - Bruce, who was unmarried, devoted much of her middle adulthood to caring for her invalid mother, and helping to raise her brothers three children, after his death. She was actively involved with the Girls Guildry, an organization similar to the Girl Guides, serving at President of the Guildrys West London Centre, in the 1930s. Upon the death of her own father, in 1949, Bruce returned to Scotland, buying a house in Upper Skelmorlie, in North Ayeshire, where she lived until her death in 1970.Bruce is primarily remembered as the author of the nine-book Dimsie series, which began with The Senior Prefect, originally published in 1921, and then reissued in 1925 as Dimsie Goes to School, and continued through Dimsie Carries On, published in 1941. Other works include the Nancy books, the six-volume Springdale series, the Toby books, and the Sally books. Although 1921 marked the appearance of her first book, Bruce had been publishing stories and poems in magazines and annuals for fifteen years, at that point, and continued to do so.
Walter Smithers, 69, is a retired engineer and widower. He collects tiny morsels from London’s pavements, parks and gutters and exhibits them at home. Finds include a grape pip, a ball bearing and the wing of a flying ant. When his irritating son, troubled daughter-in-law and much loved baby granddaughter come to stay, a sequence of events lead to Walter being thrust into London’s East End art scene. His son thinks he’s out of control, but his daughter-in-law has found a kindred spirit and Walter discovers more joy and pain than he ever thought possible at his age. This is a book about self-discovery that explores how we all are capable of things we may previously have thought unimaginable.
What secret, spawned in Hitlers bunker, can stop Gus Masons bid for US presidency?Secrets lurk around every corner as Gus Mason strides towards the US presidency. And from the Nazi death-camps to the steps of the White House, Gunter Haman and Jacob Demski, heir to the Jewish mafia empire, unravel a mystery that threatens the very fabric of the American way of life. However, as Newark police officer Lieutenant Amos investigates the supposed suicide of a local senator, his investigations lead him deep into the corrupt world that inhabits the underbelly of American politics and closer to the truth.
Using a self-contained and concise treatment of modern differential geometry, this book will be of great interest to graduate students and researchers in applied mathematics or theoretical physics working in field theory, particle physics, or general relativity. The authors begin with an elementary presentation of differential forms. This formalism is then used to discuss physical examples, followed by a generalization of the mathematics and physics presented to manifolds. The book emphasizes the applications of differential geometry concerned with gauge theories in particle physics and general relativity. Topics discussed include Yang-Mills theories, gravity, fiber bundles, monopoles, instantons, spinors, and anomalies.
When a number of young women go mysteriously missing near the eastern borders of Klanidor no one was prepared for what would come next. When the evil perpetrator of these crimes rises to threaten Klanidor, Sikha and her band of intrepid warriors must once more come to the aid of the kingdom. But who is the old, familiar adversary at this new enemies side and how can they be stopped? And who exactly is the mysterious beauty Apiala Manko and can she be trusted to aid them? With dark, ancient, sexual magic, and action aplenty The Vampire Queen is a heady mix of classic, fantasy adventure and erotic discovery. If you enjoyed Sikhas first adventure you will love this new installment from fantasy writer K D Charron. Will Sikhas heroic exploits and sexual appetite know no bounds?
The Sea Survival Manual is the definitive book on the subject for anyone aboard a yacht of any size. It is aimed at the yachtsman or seafarer who is likely to proceed to sea out of the sight of land, whether for pleasure or professional reasons. Fully compliant with the IMO (International Maritime Organisation) resolutions and MCA (Maritime Coastguard Agency) regulations it embodies Sea Safety checks issued by the MCA and RNLI and is completely international in its appeal. Includes chapters on safety and survival equipment, Global Maritime Distress and Safety Systems (GMDSS), liferafts, grab bags, medical equipment and advice, first aid and emergency treatment, abandoning ship, survival in a liferaft and rescues at sea. This is the first modern book to tackle the subject from the small craft point of view.
Die Mitgliedschaft im Arbeitgeberverband ohne Tarifbindung, kurz OT-Mit gliedschaft, ist eines der umstrittensten kollektivarbeitsrechtlichen Themen der vergangenen zwei Jahrzehnte. Gerade das haufig gewahlte Stufenmodell wirft viele Fragen auf. Bei diesem Modell entscheidet allein die Wahl eines bestimmten Mitgliedschaftstyps innerhalb eines Verbandes uber den OT-Status. Die Arbeit untersucht in drei Teilen die tarifrechtssystematische Einordnung der OT-Mitgliedschaft, die Anforderungen an ihre rechtliche Ausgestaltung, die Moglichkeiten eines kurzfristigen Statuswechsels wahrend laufender Tarifverhandlungen und die Stellung der OT-Mitglieder im Arbeitskampf. Dabei setzt sich die Arbeit kritisch mit der aktuellen Rechtsprechung des Bundesarbeitsgerichts zur OT-Mitgliedschaft auseinander.
One night in the city of Hearne, a young thief named Jute is instructed to break into a wizards house and steal an old wooden box. It sounds like a straightforward job. Climb down the chimney, creep through the house, find the thing and get out fast. Unbeknownst to the boy, however, the box contains the knife that killed the Wind. Overcome with curiosity, Jute opens the box and sets off a chain of events that soon has him on the run from the wizard, his old masters in the Thieves Guild, and their client, who happens to be the Lord of Darkness himself. On his odyssey of escape, Jute is aided by an unlikely assortment of friends, including a guilt-ridden assassin, a reluctant wizard, and a hawk who just might be able to teach him how to fly. But the Darkness will do anything to find Jute, even if it means plunging the whole land into war.The Hawk And His Boy is the first book of The Tormay Trilogy. The trilogy continues with The Shadow At The Gate, and concludes with The Wicked Day.
In this stimulating study, Cole challenges traditional elite-centered conceptions of the conflict that led to the British occupation of Egypt in 1882. For a year before the British intervened, Egypts government and the countrys influential European community had been locked in a struggle with the nationalist supporters of General Ahmad Urabi. Although most Western observers till see the Urabi movement as a revolt of junior military officers with only limited support among the Egyptian people, Cole maintains hat it was a broadly based social revolution hardly underway when it was cutt off by the British. While arguing this fresh point of view, he also proposes a theory of revolutions against informal or neo-colonial empires, drawing parallels between Egypt in 1882, the Boxer Rebellion in China, and the Islamic Revolution in modern Iran.