Is your life dominated by dull, routine work which threatens to drag you into old age while robbing life of all joy? Do you see the only alternative as desperate poverty? But how do you really know?... More > There may be a better alternative. I can show you, from personal experience, how to gauge your position and find it far richer than you think. How to turn your back on work yet change your life for the better. Isn't twenty years of your life worth a check-out?< Less
Miss Austen finished Persuasion with an enigma.
Was the deceitful widow Mrs Clay so lost to all honour, decency and - yes - self-interest as to live installed in town under the capricious protection... More > of that equal dissembler Mr Elliot? Or was the lady, as Lady Russell proclaimed her, a very dangerous companion? Was she indeed capable, with neither money nor family connexions to sustain her, of 'wheedling and caressing' her profligate lord into making her his wife and thus, the future Lady Elliot? Without descending into the realms of vice and depravity, the authoress hopes to resolve this puzzle. A recent reader said 'I thoroughly enjoyed your latest - fabulous and the twist in the end was brilliant !!look forward to your next.'< Less
A manual showing how to make every aspect of your everyday life more comfortable. So, you can avoid the myriad arguments, accidents and even illnesses caused when you neglect, ignore or... More > mis-interpret your own comfort. A guide to minimising the stress of everyday living - at little expense - by rearranging your life to give your comfort priority.< Less
An entertaining way to maintain and improve your English. 2007 jokes for adults, carefully written in correct (British) English with no crude language. Each joke is supplied with helpful explanations... More > of grammar and background. Native speakers too can enjoy the jokes and learn more than most schools teach about grammar.< Less
It has taken popular author Helen Baker over twenty years to create her beautiful, ecological yet productive garden in France.In doing so, she discovered a different culture, unforgettable neighbours... More > and a breathtaking diversity of wild life to share it.And the story continues to evolve. Laugh with her at French peasant cunning and superstitions. Then discover how daily life outre-Marche makes gardening in France quite different to what any English gardener can ever experience. Starting from abandoned vineyard, Helen Baker now looks out over trees, shrubs, a large orchard, vegetables, soft fruit, lawns, ponds and flower beds galore. Learn the secrets of French success and how the nation has, at last, been seized by the ornamental gardening bug.< Less
In 1986, on the day the Chernobyl fall-out could first be measured in Britian, we flew off to live in New Zealand. All guide books, friends and acquaintances promised us paradise. This is what we... More > found.< Less