Janey Lowes had been a vet for just two years when she left her home in County Durham and went traveling. Visiting Sri Lanka, she was horrified to see the state of so many of the island’s dogs, in particular the three million strays. Over 5,000 miles from home, Janey decided there and then that she was going to move to the island indefinitely and do everything within her power to help them. She raised £10,000 to get started, set up a charity called WECare Worldwide, and began work.
Ever claimed that there is 'no rest for the wicked', judged something as 'sour grapes', or rallied friends by shouting 'eat, drink and be merry'? Knowingly or not, you have been quoting from the Bible. The Good Samaritan Bites the Dust offers a light-hearted and fascinating look at the stories behind the expressions – explaining where in the Bible these familiar phrases appear and describing the colourful biblical backdrop to their origination, from epic battles to acts of betrayal, miracles and beyond.
Rescued from an abusive mother, six-year-old Poppy slowly recovers at her grandparents’ farm and the magic of their garden in the majestic landscape of South Africa. But as she becomes a young woman, painful memories resurface and a troubled married man enters her life.
From the author of the bestselling I Used to Know That comes a veracious cornucopia of 500 of the best, trickiest, and oft-misused words in the English language that will have you confabulating with the literary cognoscenti in no time.
Florian Hoffmann demonstrates the huge potential for creating a better future today. He visits places and people around the world, where courage and imagination have already paved the way for the world of tomorrow.
Today’s Britain is built on the ingenuity of traders, bankers, and industrialists. This book explores the legacy of ten legendary entrepreneurs, including financier Nathan Rothschild, creator of the modern bond market, and John Spedan Lewis, founder of the John Lewis Partnership.
Escaping Nazi Germany on the Kindertransport, a young teenage girl arrives in London with a few belonging and not a word of English. Adopted by a childless couple, her world is soon blown apart again by German air raids. When she awakes in hospital, her memory has gone.
When a middle-class Englishwoman called Rosie left London for Avignon in 1939, she had no idea that a year later she’d be trying to flee from Hitler’s all out assault on Western Europe. From an au pair to an ‘enemy alien’, Rosie had to escape from a German prison camp in her attempt to return home.