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Welcome to the State of Kuwait By Francesca Spencer
eBook (ePub): $3.88
(5 Ratings)
Based on real-life stories from an international school in Kuwait, which chart the survival of teachers from the thrown-in-at-the-deep-end start to the I-can’t-believe-we-made-it finish.... More > Outlandish comedy abounds as the teachers laugh and lose it, through a mine field of barriers to logic, and challenges to plain common sense.The book illuminates the startling excesses of the oil-money rich as they balance a past of poverty with an extreme pot of gold from the end of the rainbow. It shows Kuwait as a microcosm reflecting the more global issues surrounding waste, ecology, using more than we need, and consumerism gone mad. The stories reveal the pros and cons of teaching on the international circuit and how the teachers adapt to an alien land of dust, sexual and racial inequality and an oppressive political regime, both inside and outside school. Resilience, fortitude and a hefty dose of humour gets the teachers through to the end with a cheer and a wave.< Less
Welcome to the State of Kuwait By Francesca Spencer
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Based on real-life stories from an international school in Kuwait, which chart the survival of teachers from the thrown-in-at-the-deep-end start to the I-can’t-believe-we-made-it finish.... More > Outlandish comedy abounds as the teachers laugh and lose it, through a mine field of barriers to logic, and challenges to plain common sense.The book illuminates the startling excesses of the oil-money rich as they balance a past of poverty with an extreme pot of gold from the end of the rainbow. It shows Kuwait as a microcosm reflecting the more global issues surrounding waste, ecology, using more than we need, and consumerism gone mad. The stories reveal the pros and cons of teaching on the international circuit and how the teachers adapt to an alien land of dust, sexual and racial inequality and an oppressive political regime, both inside and outside school. Resilience, fortitude and a hefty dose of humour gets the teachers through to the end with a cheer and a wave.< Less
Ice-cream Bliss (The Joys of an Empty Head) By Francesca Spencer
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Ice-cream Bliss (The Joys of an Empty Head) is the journey of a self-confessed slacker at yoga school in Goa, India. Everything seems perfectly wonderful until the end of the four weeks training when... More > the newly qualified yogi is ejected from her cushioned existence and bangs into the harsh reality of India’s financial crisis and the shock of Donald Trump being voted in as president of USA. Both of these bombshell announcements happen on the same day - 8 November 2016 – and impact on the yogic bliss which unravels and disintegrates in the tragic comedy of someone not at all in control. “Don't get stuck at ice cream bliss,” Krishna says with a customary head wobble and broad smile. “It is not the lasting bliss of enlightenment: it is an illusion. Like ice cream, it will dissolve and disappear. You must pursue pure enlightenment, pure eternal bliss, where everything else is temporary and meaningless.”< Less
Ice-cream Bliss (The Joys of an Empty Head) By Francesca Spencer
eBook (ePub): $3.67
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Everything is wonderful in the cushioned world of yoga school until reality delivers two mighty kicks up the arse on exactly the same day - 8 November 2016. India experiences one of it's worst... More > financial crises and Trump is voted in as president of USA. It's against a backdrop of a tropical beach paradise that Francesca navigates a nightmare of global proportions as she tries in vain to hold on to her Bliss as it unravels and escapes through her fingers like a handful of sand. The tale is told with self-effacing hilarity of a woman against the world. “Don't get stuck at ice cream bliss,” Krishna says with a customary head wobble and broad smile. “It is not the lasting bliss of enlightenment: it is an illusion. Like ice-cream, it will dissolve and disappear. You must pursue pure enlightenment, pure eternal bliss, where everything else is temporary and meaningless.”< Less

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Birth Log Book Birth Log Book By Emily Rumsey
Paperback: $20.00