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Straightforward Miscellaneous Titles cover an interesting and diverse range of book titles. 'Living and working Abroad' is a popular book as is 'Two-Minute Message' and our 'Guide to Mental Illness'. As with all Straightforward titles these books are written by experienced professionals.

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The Crime Writer's Casebook
Tiling for Beginners
The Two Minute Message - Effective presentation under pressure
Handling Bereavement Arrangements
Beating the Bully

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Top of PageA Straightforward Guide to The Crime Writer's Casebook

A REFERENCE GUIDE TO  POLICE INVESTIGATIONS PAST AND PRESENT

A Straightforward Guide to The Crime Writer’s Casebook is a reference work for all crime writers, and is an essential companion for research into modern police procedure as well as to crime investigations in history. The book is unique in presenting the topics by means of both first-hand explanations by a London police detective and a crime historian. There are also glossaries explaining legal terms encountered in crime history and of modern police work. Crime Writers Casebook

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* Introductions to crime investigation now and then
* Case studies from real crimes
* Explanations of subjects from forensics to Police Procedure
* Glossaries of terms in criminal law and police practice

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The Authors:
Stuart Gibbon
is a former Metropolitan Police detective with 30 years experience in crime investigation. As a DCI he was in charge of murder cases and was an SIO on the East Midlands Special Operations Unit. He is now a writing consultant advising authors on police procedures.
Stephen Wade is the author of over 60 non-fiction books, many of them on crime history. His most recent works have included The Justice Women, No More Soldiering and The Girl who Lived on Air, all mainly concerned with legal issues in history. His book, Murder in Mind, was featured at the Ilkley Literature festival in 2017. Stuart and Stephen give talks to writing groups on crime past and present.

Published: Dec 2017

Stuart Gibbon and Stephen Wade £10.99
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Top of PageA Straightforward Guide to Tiling for Beginners

THE PRACTICAL AND DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO ALL ASPECTS OF TILING RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES

Tiling for BeginnersA Straightforward Guide to Tiling for Beginners, Revised Edition, is the essential handbook for beginners to Tiling, both basic and also more creative tiling.

Written in a user friendly manner and comprehensively illustrated, the book guides the reader through all the stages in tiling process from initial selection to application.

The following areas are covered:

� Choice of tiles and design considerations
� Tools to use
� Preparation
� Setting out
� Fixing and cutting tiles Buy Now Button
� Difficult applications, floors walls etc.

The author: Nicholas Maynard has worked in the construction industry for the last 30 years, all of that time as a tiler and has also taught the art of tiling to students on construction courses. His book will instil confidence in the reader regarding the practicalities of the job at hand, as well as enhancing knowledge of ceramics and stone.

Revised Edition - Jan 07.

Nicholas Maynard £8.99
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Top of PageThe Two Minute Message - Effective presentation under pressure


THE ART OF DELIVERING COMPELLING MESSAGES THAT GET RESULTS

A Straightforward Guide to The Two Minute Message, 'Effective Presentation Under Pressure' (revised Edition) by William Freeman, is a concise and practical guide to getting attention and arousing interest in an idea or proposition.

The Two-Minute MessageThe book builds on previous editions and will help people who need to make their business messages and sales presentations stand out from the crowd.

The book covers the following topics:

o The Two Minute Message concept
o Building and applying your TMM
o Developing your brand
o Viral marketing and business networking
o From TMM to compelling presentation
o Worksheets, examples and case studies

on-line purchaseThe author: William Freeman was a salesman, sales manager and marketing training manager for IBM. He became a partner in Cambridge Associates in 1985 and is now an independent speaker and business advisor. He specialises in helping business to improve sales effectiveness and bring energy and passion to their sales message and performances. The Two Minute Message technique is a vital part of that process. William is also is an executive board member of Kingston Chamber of Commerce.

Revised Edition - July 2006

William Freeman £8.99
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Top of PageA Straightforward Guide to Handling Bereavement Arrangements

A Straightforward Guide to Handling Bereavement, Second Edition, deals with the practical arrangements necessary after a death.

Handling BereavementThe book is factual yet sympathetic and is intended to guide those who have suffered a bereavement or who want good advice.

It is ideal for anyone who wishes to gain knowledge of this area. The following areas are covered in detail:

� Death and the registration of death
� The role of the coroner after a bereavement
� Organising a funeral
� Different funerals-different faiths
� Events after the funeral
� Dealing with the dead persons estate.

Buy Now ButtonThe author: Penny Freeman is a counselor and advice worker in the area of bereavement. She advises those who have suffered bereavement. She has written this book from a practical perspective in the hope that the whole experience of bereavement is made that much easier.

Revised Edition - Dec 2017

Penny Freeman £8.99
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Top of PageA Straightforward Guide to Beating the Bully - Recognising, Reporting and Empowering

A comprehensive guide to bullying in schools, the workplace & the community.
This book empowers victims, by increasing understanding of ‘bully situations’, reducing fear and shame with real life success stories of empowerment, offering strategies for each environment. This complex subject is in easy-to-read style for rapid reading, providing relief from trauma. The ethos is reporting, empowering, then increasing confidence by discovering lost or hidden skills & talents.

Handling BereavementThis book is intended as an empowering guide for victims of bullying, families and supporters and also for bullies who want to reform. It is laid out in levels so information can be assimilated in order of importance. Thus, empowerment is first, followed by information on the major players, then human dynamics, history of bullying and snapshots of real life stories.

This is the book's layout:(click on cover for contents & intro.)
� Level 1 empowerment - rapid response to bully situations
� Level 2 major players  - the roles people adopt in bully situations
� Level 3 human dynamics – links between thinking, feeling & behaving
� Level 4 aggression, fear & anger – what they are and how they link to bullying
� Level 5 bullies through history – perception of bullying over time
� Perspectives – stories of hope & encouragement
� Resources – books, film, organisations
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About the Author Professionally acclaimed author Marianne Richards was a Counsellor and Rehabilitation Officer in private practice & the NHS for many years. She holds a Masters Degree in Mental Health Practice, Diploma in Ericksonian Brief Therapy, Certificate in Behavioural Family Therapy and four year training in Psychodynamic Counselling.
She is the author of several books with a theme of empowerment and now writes full time.

Praise for other works by the same author: ‘Accessing mental health services can be a traumatic experience. The author gives an intelligent overview of mental health problems and a valuable perspective on medical / non medical personnel and the services they offer to alleviate these distressing conditions. Highly recommended for lay readers, carers, patients and newly qualified professionals.’ Dr Ernest Gralton, Fellow of The Royal College of Psychiatrists

Published - Aug 2018

Marianne Richards £10.99
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