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  • Dial 999!by Les Pringle

    Transworld 2011; US$ 11.18

    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. Little did... more...

  • New Welfare States in East Asiaby Gyu-Jin Hwang

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2011; US$ 40.00

    The fast changing economic climate is creating substantial pressure for welfare state restructuring worldwide. Yet the discussion regarding challenges faced and the responses required has been confined to the 'standard welfare states' in the West. This book examines whether these challenges also apply to the countries in the East, whether these countries... more...

  • Ruling Myanmarby Nick Cheesman; Monique Skidmore; Trevor Wilson

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2011; US$ 59.90

    November 2010 sees the first elections in Myanmar/Burma since 1990, to be held as the culmination of the military regime’s 'Road Map for Democracy' The conditions under which the elections are being held are far from favourable, although the laws and procedures under which they will be conducted have been in place for seven months and... more...

  • Not Without Youby Alan And Irene Brogan

    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; US$ 15.98

    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...

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

    Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 12.78

    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 makes friends,... 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...

  • Power of Mothersby Celia Lashlie

    HarperCollins Publishers 2010; US$ 18.59

    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...