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Coaching For Health: Why It Works And How To Do It
Coaching For Health: Why It Works And How To Do It
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5.0 out of 5 stars Coaching for clinicians, 2 July 2016
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This book sets out a way of bringing coaching skills into patient care. It shows how taking a coaching approach can empower people to make the changes they want to make in their lives. Doctors and nurses and other staff dealing with patients every day often adopt the role of expert advice-giver. The problem is that it is a lot more fun giving advice than being on the receiving end. Research has shown that much of the advice handed out in clinical consultations is ignored. This book shows the clinician how to create an 'adult to adult' relationship with patients, in which it is the patient's goals that are the priority. Written by the wonderful Jenny Rogers in her usual clear prose, it combines her wisdom with the clinical experience of GP Dr Arti Maini. Together they have produced a really useful book with the potential to foster a sea change in clinical consultations.


A Lily Among Thorns
A Lily Among Thorns
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 8 Dec. 2015
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An eventful story, with interesting and engaging characters.


Deep Down (A Jack Reacher short story) (Jack Reacher Short Stories Book 2)
Deep Down (A Jack Reacher short story) (Jack Reacher Short Stories Book 2)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Back stories, 8 Dec. 2015
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I am really enjoying reading the short stories that give us glimpses of Reacher's past. Just as well writen as the novels, great fun.


True Pretenses (Lively St. Lemeston)
True Pretenses (Lively St. Lemeston)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 30 Nov. 2015
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I really enjoy these stories, full of life and tension and characters you care about.


Jacob, the Famous Goose, 2nd Battalion Coldstream Guards. A True Story
Jacob, the Famous Goose, 2nd Battalion Coldstream Guards. A True Story
by Sheila Marlin
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars A good buy for a child who likes to read about ..., 30 Nov. 2015
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I was surprised at this book, which I thought would be a simple picture book for toddlers. In fact it is much meatier than that and suitable for older children. My 6 year old grandson received it with curiosity and read it straight through, ignoring the family party going on around him until he came to the end! It is a well-researched if somewhat fictionalised account of a true story involving the Coldstream Guards and a goose who became their mascot and got to meet the queen. The pictures are gorgeous and accurate, and a section at the back sets out the source material from which the story was drawn in a way that will appeal to a fact-loving child. A good buy for a child who likes to read about animals or soldiers, or enjoys lovely pictures.


The Box House
The Box House
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5.0 out of 5 stars Moving, 4 Oct. 2015
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This is a moving story about a young girl growing up in a dysfunctional family, in and out of care, who creates a little world of decorum and peace for her younger siblings out of a 'home' made of cardboard boxes. It is told partly through the voice of the girl and partly through the voice of the 'church lady' who befriends her. Although the underlying facts are distressing, the way these young people helped each other is heartwarming.


A Fashionable Indulgence: A Society of Gentlemen Novel (Society of Gentlemen Series)
A Fashionable Indulgence: A Society of Gentlemen Novel (Society of Gentlemen Series)
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I loved this book, 13 Aug. 2015
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I loved this book! KJ Charles has taken the classic elements of the Regency Romance as defined by the late great Georgette Heyer. Like Heyer, she has done plenty of research into the period and uses this to enhance the sense of place and time as well as to provide threats and opportunities for her characters. The story moves from ballrooms and mansions to mean streets and desperate lives, recognising the politics and social injustices of the day. Her main characters belong to a group (the Ricardians) whose leader has the wealth and influence to create a safe place for men who love men to be themselves in a time when such relationships could be punishable by death. The story of Harry and Julius is a lovely gripping romance to start the series. I can't wait for the next one!


Left of the Bang
Left of the Bang
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is the debut novel of a seriously good author. I found it a compelling read, 29 Jun. 2015
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This is the debut novel of a seriously good author. I found it a compelling read, not always comfortable but always interesting. It is one of those books that leave you thinking as much about the themes raised as the characters portrayed. Every character has their own personal 'bang' and often it is their failure to be true to themselves that leads to the explosion. Thoughtful and thought-provoking.


The Secret Casebook of Simon Feximal
The Secret Casebook of Simon Feximal
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5.0 out of 5 stars Occult horror meets romance, 17 Jun. 2015
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Just finished the latest book by KJ Charles and it is up there with the best of them. Ostensibly a collection of horror stories, it is more a romantic novel exploring, through a serious of mysterious events, the relationship between journalist Robert Caldwell and his colleague the formidable and enigmatic ghost-hunter, Simon Feximal. The story is written in the voice of Robert, a gifted observer of people and atmospheres and a professional writer. That sets the scene for some of KJ Charles best writing yet. It is a story of passion, loyalty and courage in the face of evil, both occult and man-made. The ending hit just the right note and moved me to tears. Despite the title, this isn't a collection of short stores to dip into randomly. It is a well-structured novel that deserves to be read in the order written. Fans of KJ will be familiar with the previously published Caldwell Ghost and the free story Butterflies which start the novel off. The rest of the Casebook is entirely new and the whole is a delight.


Fool's Assassin (Fitz and the Fool, Book 1)
Fool's Assassin (Fitz and the Fool, Book 1)
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Where was the editor?, 4 April 2015
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I was so disappointed by this. I have read every one of Robin Hobb's books and enjoyed them all until now. But here is a book crying out for a firm and loving editor. The pacing was all wrong. I kept checking my progress through the page count and wondering when the story was going to start. Promising plot threads were introduced but left hanging. Intriguing new characters were introduced but not developed. And then suddenly at 80% the pace picked up, the story got exciting, and then that was the end. Robin Hobb is a fine author, but where was her editor?


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