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  • Dial 999!by Les Pringle

    Transworld 2011; US$ 9.54

    This is a re-issue of Blue Nights and Long Nights ISBN 9780552158527. Card-playing corpses, unfaithful husbands and 'flying' ladies - life as an ambulance driver in the 1970s was certainly varied ... At the age of twenty-three, Les Pringle decided to escape from office life, broaden his horizons and become an ambulance driver.... more...

  • Not Without Youby Alan & Alan

    Hodder & Stoughton 2009; Not Available

    'That night I lay in my new bed and the pain came. I thought about Irene. I would find her again. I had to.' Alan and Irene first met in a cold, regimented children's home when he was seven and she was nine. Both had lost their mothers when they were very young. When a car drew up outside the Home, Alan was staring out of the window, and when he... more...

  • Statues Without Shadowsby Anna Swan

    Hodder & Stoughton 2006; Not Available

    Anna grew up accepting that her parents were glamorous but mysterious figures, who had both died by the time she was seven. It was only when she was in her thirties that she discovered they had both committed suicide. As she began to search for the truth about her parents, she uncovered details about their fascinating and incredibly divergent backgrounds:... more...

  • The Privilege of Youthby Dave Pelzer

    Penguin Books Ltd 2005; Not Available

    Dave Pelzer's bestselling autobiographical trilogy are an international phenomenon. Distressing, heartbreaking and yet inspirational, the fourth in the series guarantees the same level of success. His next book centres on his experience of bullying at school and the friends he made in his neighbourhood who helped him fight back. He... more...

  • Providing a Sure Startby Naomi Eisenstadt

    Policy Press 2011; US$ 36.95

    Offering insight into the key debates on services for young children, this book tells how Sure Start was set up, the numerous changes it went through, and how it has changed the landscape of services for all young children in England. more...

  • Ma, Now I'm Goin Up in the Worldby Martha Long

    Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 10.92

    At 16, Martha collapses on the streets, suffering from starvation and exposure. She has reached rock bottom, but after Martha is taken to hospital, Lady Luck smiles kindly on her and she is given the opportunity to get off the streets for ever. Before long, Martha is on the way to leading the normal life she has so long dreamt of. She... more...

  • Power of Mothersby Celia Lashlie

    HarperCollins Publishers 2010; US$ 21.62

    A hard-hitting look at crime and criminal families and the women with the power to change things - if we let them. Celia Lashlie, justice reform campaigner and bestselling author, brings her powerful insight to the problems of families trapped in a spiral of crime, poverty and abuse. She points to the reasons behind why New Zealand's rates of imprisonment... more...

  • Making Markets in the Welfare Stateby Jane R. Gingrich

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 26.00

    Examining a range of countries, periods and policy areas, this book provides an original explanation of market reforms in the industrialized world. more...

  • Extending social security to allby International Labor Office

    International Labour Office 2010; US$ 50.00

    This book outlines basic concepts such as the social protection floor and the social security staircase, analyses the affordability of various approaches, and examines the results of practices around the world, especially in low- and middle-income countries. more...

  • On Fireby Larry Brown

    Algonquin Books 1994; US$ 17.95

    On January 6, 1990, after seventeen years on the job, award-winning novelist Larry Brown quit the Oxford, Mississippi, Fire Department. With three published books to his credit and a fourth nearly finished, he made the risky decision to try life as a full-time writer. On Fire , his first work of nonfiction, looks back on his life as a full-time... more...