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Shtum

Author : Jem Lester
ISBN : 1468314726
Genre : Fiction
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Funny and heartbreaking in equal measure, the impassioned debut novel about fathers, sons, and autism

Shtum

Author : Jem Lester
ISBN : 1409162974
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Ben Jewell has hit breaking point. His ten-year-old son, Jonah, has never spoken, so when Ben and Jonah are forced to move in with Ben's elderly father, three generations of men - one who can't talk; two who won't - are thrown together. As Ben battles single fatherhood, a string of well-meaning social workers and his own demons, he learns some difficult home truths. Jonah, blissful in his innocence, becomes the prism through which all the complicated strands of personal identity, family history and misunderstanding are finally untangled. Perfect for fans of David Nicholls, THE SHOCK OF THE FALL and THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME.

Shtum

Author : Jem Lester
ISBN : 9781409162995
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 62. 67 MB
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'WILL MAKE YOU LAUGH, MAKE YOU CRY, AND MAKE YOU THINK' Graeme Simsion Inspired by the author's experiences with his own son, SHTUM is a novel about three generations of a family learning to get along. Not to be missed by readers who loved JoJo Moyes and David Nicholls. 'Heart-wrenching and thought-provoking' Woman & Home Ten-year-old Jonah lives in a world of his own. He likes colours and feathers and the feel of fresh air on his skin. He dislikes sudden loud noises and any change to his daily routine. Jonah has never spoken, yet somehow he communicates better than all of the adults in his life. 'Fiercely funny ... an unforgettable first novel' The Times 'A book with true heart and soul' Joanna Cannon, author of THE TROUBLE WITH GOATS AND SHEEP What readers are saying about this heartwarming book from Jem Lester: 'This book has gone onto my all-time favourite list' 'This is a book that will stay with me for a very long time.' 'I cried my heart out.' 'A gripping and emotional story.' 'Brilliant humour.'

Shtum

Author : David Bateman
ISBN : 0993124542
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Shtum! is a highly individual collection of humorous/serious poems centred on the experience of stuttering and speech therapy, but also touching on wider themes of communication. Several of the poems have previously appeared in various publications, and in Gary Hastie's BBC Radio Merseyside documentary on stuttering, The Queen's English.

Keeping Shtum And Other Communication Strategies

Author : Steven Olivant
ISBN : 1517312388
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What's your point of view? What's your story? When do you need to communicate it? To whom? How? And when is it better to keep shtum? Anyone in the public eye (institutions, businesses, individuals) needs a communication strategy that helps achieve their objectives. Without a communication strategy, you risk everything spinning out of control. Without a communication strategy, you can't put your strategy into effect. Without a communication strategy, you don't know when, to whom, or how to tell your story. There are thousands of books on public communication but:* Most of them are about tactics, not strategy. They tell you how to publicize a new product or run a campaign. They don't tell you where communication fits into your strategy.* Most of them are idealistic, preaching openness and transparency.* Most of them assume that publicity is a Good Thing. One of the secrets of top professionals is that it's often better to say less. This book is the product of lessons learned over more than 30 years in the business of communication and a study of communication strategy. Instead of telling you what you ought to do (or telling you the author's life story), this book tells you what works. Drawing on the literature about public relations, communication theory, strategic management, politics and other relevant fields, as well as making extensive use of cases, it proposes a new synthesis of communication strategy.

The History Thieves

Author : Ian Cobain
ISBN : 9781846275845
Genre : Political Science
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In 1889, the first Official Secrets Act was passed, creating offences of 'disclosure of information' and 'breach of official trust'. It limited and monitored what the public could, and should, be told. Since then a culture of secrecy has flourished. As successive governments have been selective about what they choose to share with the public, we have been left with a distorted and incomplete understanding not only of the workings of the state but of our nation's culture and its past. In this important new book, Ian Cobain offers a fresh appraisal of some of the key moments in British history since the end of WWII, including: the measures taken to conceal the existence of Bletchley Park and its successor, GCHQ, for three decades; the unreported wars fought during the 1960s and 1970s; the hidden links with terrorist cells during the Troubles; the sometimes opaque workings of the criminal justice system; the state's peacetime surveillance techniques; and the convenient loopholes in the Freedom of Information Act. Drawing on previously unseen material and rigorous research, The History Thieves reveals how a complex bureaucratic machine has grown up around the British state, allowing governments to evade accountability and their secrets to be buried.

My Name Is Leon

Author : Kit de Waal
ISBN : 9780241973394
Genre : Fiction
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**A TIMES and INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER** **SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA FIRST NOVEL AWARD 2016** 'Unforgettable, heartbreaking and uplifting - just read it' Daily Mail 'My debut of the year so far... heartbreaking and warm at the same time' Stylist 'Authentic and beautiful, urgent and honest, this novel does what only the best do: it quietly makes room in your heart' Chris Cleave, bestselling author of The Other Hand ** A brother chosen. A brother left behind. And a family where you'd least expect to find one. Leon is nine, and has a perfect baby brother called Jake. They have gone to live with Maureen, who has fuzzy red hair like a halo, and a belly like Father Christmas. But the adults are speaking in low voices, and wearing Pretend faces. They are threatening to give Jake to strangers. Since Jake is white and Leon is not. As Leon struggles to cope with his anger, certain things can still make him smile - like Curly Wurlys, riding his bike fast downhill, burying his hands deep in the soil, hanging out with Tufty (who reminds him of his dad), and stealing enough coins so that one day he can rescue Jake and his mum. Evoking a Britain of the early eighties, My Name is Leon is a heart-breaking story of love, identity and learning to overcome unbearable loss. Of the fierce bond between siblings. And how - just when we least expect it - we manage to find our way home. 'Powerful and gorgeously written... uplifting and full of hope' Good Housekeeping

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