A book of practical advice and useful tips on understanding the complex legal jargon encountered in day-to-day life. This lively, accessible, and illustrated guide is divided into two sections. The first includes chapters on all the times you may find it necessary to understand the law, from cradle to grave. Whether having children, buying a car, or making a will you will find help on the subject here. The second half is an easy to use, key quick reference section including an extensive glossary of legal terms, where you can find help on legal issues, and resources for further information.
Before becoming a full-time writer, I taught English and drama in schools and colleges in Britain, Indonesia, and Kenya. While still teaching, I was lead author of the highly successful series of textbooks, 'Oxford Secondary English'.
In 1987 I stopped teaching to take up writing full-time. Since then I have about a hundred titles to my name, including both educational and trade books, covering topics as diverse as Shakespeare and Pompeii. Recent books include 'The Oxford A-Z of Grammar and Punctuation' and 'The Oxford Guide to Effective Speaking and Writing'.
I now run my own company specialising in the authoring, editing and publication of non-fiction print books and ebooks. Recent titles include 'Grammar for Teachers' and 'Lexis: An introduction to English words'.
My latest book is 'ePublish! - From manuscript to finished ebook in 10 easy stages'. Available in print and on Kindle. More information at www.epublish10.com.
To read my blog, and find out more about me and my work, go to www.johnseely.com More about my books at www.oxpeckerbooks.com.