This candidly written autobiography of Sir Michael Kerr chronicles the life of one of Britains most prominent judges of the 70s and 80s from his Continental childhood up to his career in the Court of Appeal and beyond. In the first part of his memoir,the author traces his family history and Germanic roots. His father, Alfred Kerr, was a well-known dramatic critic and essayist, whose writings were widely known throughout Germany from the turn of the century and have recently seen a resurrection, 50 years after his death, as related in the last chapter of the book. But because of the fame of his anti-Nazi writings and broadcasts, the Kerrs were forced to flee from Berlin as early as 3 March 1933, when Hitler came to power. The author and his sister Judith, later to become a famous author of childrens books, had a relatively happy cosmopolitan childhood in Zurich, Paris, Nice and ultimately England. But their parents lives remained on the edge of poverty and sometimes despair and there was never again a family home. The memoirs then tell of his years at Aldenham School and the beginnings of Cambridge, and of his assimilation into the English way of life. They relate the story of his internment as an enemy alien in 1940 and of his subsequent release and service as a pilot in the Royal Air Force until the end of World War II. The author then returned to Cambridge to finish his law degree and was urged to go the Bar. The later chapters of this autobiography are mainly devoted to the law. They recount the authors career as a leading commercial Junior and then a Silk, his initial hesitations about the Bench, but ultimately culminating in his appointment as a Lord Justice of Appeal. He describes the Bar of the post-war decades and is frank about the frustrations and disappointments of his career. He also provides insights into the oddities of the English legal system, but maintaining throughout his firm belief in the importance of an independent Bar.
Shango and the Amazing Magical Sleeping Spell is one book in a series of books that aim to deal with a number of childhood issues, such as fears, phobias, anxiety, and anger. This book deals specifically with sleep. If a child consistently has difficulty getting to sleep, this could be due to a passing phase or dietary or psychological issues. In the latter, anxiety or depression might be a cause, and if so please see Shango's other books relating to those issues. Shango hopes to help your child sleep with his magic spell, but if the condition persists and you are concerned, medical or professional advice should be sought. Shango books are based around the central character of Shango Tidbog. Shango and his friends, using magic spells, aims to help children overcome common issues such as sleeping. The books are not intended as traditional stories for children; the emphasis is on the book being a tool for the parent to help their children overcome the specific childhood issues that concern the child or parent. The books use repetition and direct suggestion to instill in the listener a positive message. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bill Homewood. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/073641/bk_acx0_073641_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Shango and the Amazing Magical Calming Spell is part of a series of books which aim to deal with a number of childhood issues, such as sleep, anxiety, and fears and phobias, using direct suggestion and repetition. This book deals specifically with anger issues. Temper tantrums, rages, fits, huffs, moods, etc. can be due to many different factors, from perfectly normal upsets to anxiety, depression, lack of sleep, or dietary imbalances (for example, too much sugar). Occasional tantrums are a normal part of childhood and you will know if these are normal or unpredictable and unusually frequent episodes. If they are persistent they can be exhausting for both parent and child, not to mention innocent bystanders. If the child is willing to cooperate, positive suggestion can help with the frequency and magnitude of outbursts and in time might eliminate episodes altogether. Shango books are based around the central character of Shango Tidbog. Shango and his friends, using magic spells, aims to help children overcome common issues such as sleeping, anxiety, phobia, anger, and sadness. Tidbogs live in both the real world and the Dream World, where they have the power to help their special friend (the child) and confer spells upon them given by Tidbog wizards, known as Wizbogs. All the Books have a common thread to improve positivity and happiness within the child. Therefore not only will the books alleviate or even nullify the child's specific issue, but in addition they aim to leave the child with a happier and more positive disposition. The books are not intended as traditional stories for children; the emphasis is on the book being a tool for the parent to help their children overcome the specific childhood issues that concern the child or parent. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Simon Menzies. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/074330/bk_acx0_074330_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Obsessed with books from childhood, Miriam answered her life's calling by working in the towns local bookshop. Although the shops owner is in a difficult situation she respected this hard working Amish girl...A girl who fought to save her life...to no avail. Just as the police arrive...Lucas, the towns newly trained lawyer could be her last hope...Her only friend...Her only chance...Her love of books could mean a final turn of the page. This is the authors favorite of all her books. She hopes you enjoy it also. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Fria. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/150123/bk_acx0_150123_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The wonderful Little Voice of Jane Horrocks brings this exclusive downloadable audiobook collection of your favourite childhood nursery rhymes out of the dust covers of Mother Goose's books and into strange and merry life. The nursery rhymes that make up our collection are taken from the original Mother Goose rhymes. They are the classics from our childhood, with all the original verses and all the parts of rhymes that one usually hums over due to having forgotten the words. They are therefore full of wonderful and merry memories for most of us and discoveries for the rest of us. That being said, they are also the province of the childhood of the past and are therefore somewhat surprising in their brutality, their honesty and at times their frightening lack of political correctness! We are given to worrying greatly over the television our children watch and the violence they are exposed to in the modern era. These rhymes are an amusing reminder of the fairly harsh nature of childhood before it began to be agreed that childhood should be protected. Children, of course, love them, but these rhymes should probably contain a parental warning! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jane Horrocks. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/slks/000036/bk_slks_000036_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Shango and the Amazing Magical Confidence Spell is part of a series that aims to deal with a number of childhood issues, such as sleep, phobias, anxiety, and anger, using direct suggestion and repetition. This book deals specifically with shyness and confidence. Lacking in confidence can take different forms in children. It might be chronic shyness (social anxiety disorder), lack of self-worth, inappropriate silence (selective mutism), lacking in confidence in sports or exams, and so on. This book is designed to subliminally give the child positive suggestion to improve their confidence, however if the condition is effecting the child's health or the problem persists, then it is advisable to seek the opinion of a professional in the field or your GP/physician. Shango books are based around the central character of Shango Tidbog. Shango and his friends, using magic spells, aim to help children. Tidbogs live in both the real world and the "Dream World", where they have the power to help their special friends (the child) and confer spells upon them given by Tidbog wizards, known as Wizbogs. All the books have a common thread to improve positivity and happiness within the child. Therefore not only will the books alleviate or even nullify the child's specific issue but, in addition, aim to leave them with a happier and more positive disposition. The books are not intended as traditional stories for children; the emphasis is on the book being a tool for the parent to help their children overcome the specific childhood issues that concern the child or parent. The books are not intended as a replacement for medical treatment but more as an addition to it where applicable. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Simon Menzies. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/075770/bk_acx0_075770_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Arleta Richardson's beloved Grandma's Attic Series returns with Still More Stories from Grandma's Attic. These tales recount humorous and poignant memories from Grandma Mabel's childhood. Combining the warmth and spirit of Little House on the Prairie with a Christian focus, these books transport listeners back to a simpler time to learn lessons surprisingly relevant in today's world. Richardson's wholesome stories have reached more than two million listeners worldwide. Parents appreciate the godly values and character they promote. Children love the captivating storytelling that recounts childhood memories of mischief and joy. Ideal for home, school, or church libraries, or to give as a gift certain to be treasured. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susan Hanfield. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hove/001769/bk_hove_001769_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Librarians spend their lives weeding - not weeds, but books - books that have reached the end of their shelf life both literally and figuratively. They remove books that patrons no longer check out, and they put back books they treasure. Annie Spence, who has a decade of experience as a Midwestern librarian, does this not only at her Michigan library but also at home, for her neighbors, at cocktail parties - everywhere. In Dear Fahrenheit 451, she addresses those books directly. We hear her love letters to The Goldfinch and Matilda as well as her snarky break-ups with 50 Shades of Grey and Dear John. Her notes to The Virgin Suicides and The Time Traveler's Wife feel like classics that are sure to strike a powerful chord. Through the lens of the books in her life, Annie comments on feminism, culture, health, poverty, childhood aspirations, and more. Hilarious, compassionate, and wise, Dear Fahrenheit 451 is the consummate book-lover's birthday present, stocking stuffer, holiday gift, and all-purpose humor book. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephanie Spicer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/drms/001897/bk_drms_001897_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Nancy McCabe, who grew up in Kansas just a few hours from the Ingalls family’s home in Little House on the Prairie, always felt a deep connection with Laura Ingalls Wilder, author of the Little House series. McCabe read Little House on the Prairie during her childhood and visited Wilder sites around the Midwest with her aunt when she was 13. But then, she didn’t read the series again until she decided to revisit in adulthood the books that had so influenced her childhood.It was this decision that ultimately sparked her desire to visit the places that inspired many of her childhood favorites, taking her on a journey that included stops in the Missouri of Laura Ingalls Wilder, the Minnesota of Maud Hart Lovelace, the Massachusetts of Louisa May Alcott, and even the Canada of Lucy Maud Montgomery.Traveling with McCabe as she rediscovers the books that shaped her and ultimately helped her to forge her own path, listeners will enjoy revisiting their own childhood favorites, as well.The book is published by University of Missouri Press. The audiobook is published by University Press Audiobooks.Praise for the book:"This an essential book for any classic children’s literature fan." (Wendy McClure, author of The Wilder Life)"Beautifully written...an immensely likeable traveling companion." (Lisa Knopp, What the River Carries)"How enlightening it has been to read Nancy McCabe's account..." (Sena Jeter Naslund, author of Ahab's Wife) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Melanie Carey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/199808/bk_acx0_199808_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.