The number one best-selling book on Cockapoos! This book covers everything; well worth buying." (Mary Gosling, founder, British Cockapoo Society) The Cockapoo Handbook is the leading book on Cockapoos and recommended by both The Doodle Trust and British Cockapoo Society. By far the biggest and most detailed book published on this engaging crossbreed, its a must-have for anyone with a cockapoo puppy, adult or rescue dog. Cockapoo breeders, owners and professionals have produced The Cockapoo Handbook to answer the dozens of questions new and prospective owners have, providing a blueprint for a successful lifelong partnership between you and your cockapoo. Its packed full of photos, info and insider tips on everything you ever need to know about caring for and training these unique dogs: typical cockapoo traits, cockapoos for allergy sufferers, cockapoos and children, what cockapoos love and hate, exercise, grooming, dealing with puppy biting and jumping up, and caring for an ageing cockapoo. For anyone who hasnt chosen their puppy yet, theres: How to find a good breeder and questions to ask Where NOT to buy a cockapoo from How to choose a healthy pup Colors, sizes and F numbers Male or female? Picking a puppy with the right temperament for you Cockapoo-proofing your home and rescue cockapoos Once home, the book guides you through: Coping with the first few days and nights Getting your cockapoo used to you and your home Understanding and bonding with your new arrival Housetraining Crate training obedience training inc. sit, stay, recall, walking on lead Socialization
©2020 Linda Whitwam (P)2020 Linda Whitwam
The idea of a powerful woman in the Middle Ages seems like an oxymoron. Females in this time are imagined to be damsels in distress, trapped in a high tower, and waiting for knights to rescue them, all while wearing traffic-cones for a hat. After rescue, their lives improved little. Their career choices were to be either docile queens, housewives, or be burned at the stake for witchcraft. But what if this image of medieval women is a complete fiction? It turns out that it is. Powerful female rulers fill the Middle Ages. Anglo-Saxon queen Aethelflaed personally led armies into direct combat with Vikings in the 900s and saved England from foreign invasion. Byzantine Empress Theodora kept the empire from falling apart during the Nika Revolts and stopped her husband Justinian from fleeing Constantinople. Catherine of Siena almost single-handedly restored the papacy to Rome in the 1300s and navigated the brutal and male-dominated world of Italian politics. Joan of Arc completely reversed the fortunes of France in the Hundred Years War and commanded assaults on English fortresses despite being an illiterate 17-year-old peasant. This audiobook will look at the lives of the ten most powerful women in the Middle Ages. Whether it is the famed scholar Anna Komnene, who wrote the first narrative history, or Ottoman Queen Mother Kosem Sultan, who ruled the Islamic empire through three of her sons - all these women held extraordinary levels of power at a time when women were thought to not have any. It will explore how they managed to ascend the throne, what made their accomplishments so notable, and the impact they had on their respective societies after their deaths. It will also describe the historical background of these women, their cultures, and what about it helped or hindered their rise. Their stories still echo down to today. They are a testimony to the resiliency of individuals to accomplish extraordinary things, even if society puts on them enormous constraints.
©2013 Michael Rank (P)2013 Michael Rank
Kate is a rapidly rising star of the trauma therapy world - London based, shy, uptight, and with an air of aloofness that masks a deep sense of insecurity. When she has to relocate her "Traumatology for the 21st Century" conference to Horton Hill "Deluxe" Hotel and Conference Centre in the heart of industrial West Yorkshire, she is understandably horrified by the state of the place. Horton Hill is a mess. The car park looks like the surface of the moon. The pool is a health hazard. And the staff seem incapable of speaking intelligible English. When Naz, the hotel's "Hospitality Assistant" finds Kate struggling with her luggage, she instantly stops to help. Bright, enthusiastic and hard-working, she is drawn to Kate's barely concealed vulnerability, and desperately wants to make a good impression on the harassed, but undeniably attractive conference organizer. Despite her natural caution, as the weekend progresses, Kate finds herself warming to Naz's kindness and obvious interest in her. But she is unaware that her carefully constructed life back in London is starting to unravel. And when she finds herself accused of a terrible crime, Kate discovers that sometimes friendship and love can be found in the most unlikely of places.
©2015 Jane Retzig (P)2015 Jane Retzig
When Charlotte Lucas married Mr. Collins in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, she believed herself to be fortunate indeed. Her nuptials gained her a comfortable home and financial security. If she acquired these things at the expense of true love, it did not matter one whit. To Charlotte, love in marriage was nothing more than a pleasant coincidence. As the years of her marriage dragged by, Charlotte began to question her idea of love as she suffered continual embarrassment at her husband's simpering and fawning manners. When Mr. Collins dies, finally relieving everyone of his tedious conversation, Charlotte must work feverishly to secure her income and home. She gives no further thought to the prospect of love until her flighty sister Maria begs her to act as her chaperone in place of their ailing parents. Hoping to prevent Maria from also entering an unhappy union, Charlotte agrees, and they are quickly thrust into a world of country dances, dinner parties, and marriageable gentlemen. But when an unprincipled gentleman compromises Charlotte's reputation, her romantic thoughts disappear at the prospect of losing her independence. As she struggles to extricate herself from her slander, her situation reveals both the nature of each gentleman and of true love.
©2010 Jennifer Becton (P)2013 Jennifer Becton
Three months have passed since the events of The Wrong Woman. Saskia is now working part-time with Jaiden, who is struggling to hide her feelings for her new friend and coworker. Saskia thought Jaiden was flirting with her when she invited her to work "undercover", and she's frustrated that their private investigations have never wandered even remotely close to the erotic. Neither Jaiden nor Saskia have had much luck with love. But when they finally kiss, it feels different...passionate...and unconditional. Then a major problem comes crashing into Jaiden's life and her first instinct is to hide it. And as secrets and lies start to spiral out of control, Saskia questions whether she should ever have trusted Jaiden with her already wounded heart. A Question of Trust is the sixth novel by Jane Retzig and sequel to her popular lesbian mystery romance The Wrong Woman.
©2016 Jane Retzig (P)2016 Jane Retzig
When Charles Bingley and Mr. Darcy made proposals of marriage to the Bennet sisters at the end of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, Caroline Bingley was both distressed by her brother's choice of bride and humiliated by Mr. Darcy's rejection of her. And she made her objections known. Now banished from her brother's household, Caroline must return to her mother's home in the north of England until she can make amends with both Bennet sisters. Desperate though Caroline may be to return to polite company, she absolutely refuses to apologize to Miss Elizabeth Bennet, and instead, she seeks an alternative route back into society in the form of Mr. William Charlton, heir to a barony. Through her connections with Mr. Charlton's sister Lavinia, Caroline begins to infiltrate the household in the hopes of securing the gentleman and his title for herself. However, she must also contend with her vexing emotions regarding Mr. Patrick Rushton, a once-wealthy landowner, and the meddlesome opinions of Mrs. Rosemary Pickersgill, the companion sent by her brother. When all that Caroline has ever dreamed of attaining - an ancient family name, a title, and a home of her own - is finally within her reach, will she grasp for it even if it means disregarding the workings of her own heart? Or will she cast off the trappings of society and give herself to true love?
©2011 Jennifer Becton (P)2013 Jennifer Becton
When Susie Kelly decides, on a whim, to trek alone across France from La Rochelle to Lake Geneva, she entrusts her French farmhouse full of assorted animals to a total stranger from San Antonio, Texas. For each of them it is a life-changing experience. Both find their resourcefulness and ingenuity tested to the limit as, in their own ways, they explore and enjoy the culture, cuisine and people of Europe's most fascinating country. While Susie doggedly tramps 500 miles over unknown terrain, frequently lost and either too hot or too cold, Texan Jennifer Shields copes heroically with lost dogs, erratic electricity, old men hiding in bushes, and a language she cannot speak. This touching, true story of the Texan pioneering spirit, English eccentricity, and two women old enough to know better will appeal to all baby boomer travel adventurers whether out on the road, or settled comfortably for the ride in their fireside chair.
©2003, 2011 Susie Kelly (P)2014 Susie Kelly
After a great deal of romantic strife, Maria Lucas finds herself married to Mr. Jonas Card in a desperate attempt to extricate herself and her sister Charlotte from a dire financial situation. Mr. Card, however, truly loves Maria and has vowed to woo her. Alas, she views him only in friendly terms. But when it seems that Mr. Card's feelings have changed, Maria sets out to discover why. And through a series of unexpected events, Mr. Card succeeds in wooing his wife without saying a word. Maria Lucas is a post script to the novel Charlotte Collins: A Continuation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. As such, it contains minor spoilers, but it can be listened to as a stand-alone piece. This is a short story was formerly titled Maria's Romance.
©2011 Jennifer Becton (P)2013 Jennifer Becton