Drawing on years of experience, and thousands of readers comments and reviews of her writing, internationally bestselling author Cathy Glass provides a clear and concise, practical guide on writing and the best ways to get published.Bestselling author Cathy Glass has written and published 18 books, sold over 1.5 million copies worldwide, and had no 1 bestsellers in both the UK and the US.In that time she has received thousands of emails from readers asking for her help and advice on writing and being published. This book details how to achieve both.Divided into four sections, Cathy guides you through the entire process, from composing your first paragraph to seeing your book in print.Topics include:• Making the time to write• Planning, revising and editing your writing• Different types of writing and genres• Finding an agent and publisher• How to self-publish• Promoting your work so it is a successClear, concise and packed full of practical tips, About Writing is an invaluable guide for all aspiring writers.
The authoritative and comprehensive guide to tracing your Scottish ancestryThere's never been a better time to trace your Scottish family history. Vast internet resources and DNA testing, as well as access to censuses, religious records and other archive material make this process easier than ever.Renowned genealogist Anthony Adolph unveils a wide range of tools and information available, specific to discovering your Scottish ancestry – whether you are starting your trail in Scotland or from somewhere else in the world.The text is packed with weblinks to enable you to search the great number of records now available online, as well as providing contact information on other sources, such as archives and libraries.By reading this book you'll also be drawn into the lives your ancestors led, through the examples, compelling stories and fascinating social history which are interwoven within the text. Whether you are at the start of your search for your Scottish ancestry, or are looking for ways to expand on what you have already found, Anthony Adolph’s detailed instruction and guidance, balanced with humorous anecdotes makes for an informative, practical and entertaining read.
The new, fully-updated edition of Collins Tracing Your Family History is the definitive handbook for anyone interested in tracing their family’s past.Firmly practical in its approach, yet entertaining in its style, this reference guide is the indispensable companion for all who are seeking a reliable, one-source volume to use while tracking down their family origins.New and up-to-date content helps you make the most of your resources – such as how best to utilise the internet, and informs you about the most recent records released which could be vital to your search for your ancestry.The book gives comprehensive guidance on the full variety of governmental, religious and more obscure records available to the family history sleuth. The guide also contains highly useful advice on how to expand and reinvigorate a search when the trial runs cold – as it inevitably will.Author Anthony Adolph balances detailed instruction and guidance with humorous anecdotes and illuminating history lessons, ensuring an informative and entertaining read.
Compelling and dramatic insights into crucial moments inside the cockpit.Discover the most sensational air disasters of recent years. Transcripts of actual black box recordings of conversations between captains, their crew, and air traffic control on the ground reveal the final moments during which life-and-death decisions were made.In some cases, disaster is averted; in others, the results are fatal. Every one of these real-life stories contains heroism and terror, and shows the sheer professionalism of those involved when under extreme pressure. They enable the reader to get right inside the cockpit and relive what happened, minute-by-minute, second-by-second.• Includes Air France Flight 4590, the famous Concorde disaster in July 2000
Can you match the double world quiz champion? More than 200 challenging quizzes and 4000 questions from the MindGames section of The Times will test you to the limit. All quizzes and answers are linked for ease of use. Hide the answers or view them alongside each quiz; test yourself or be the quiz master! Includes a picture question in each round.Olav won the inaugural Quiz Olympiad held in Athens, November 2016, by The International Quizzing Association (IQA).Subject areas include Geography, Music, the Arts, Film, Literature, Sport, Politics, Science, History and Wildlife, with each quiz offering a final teaser picture question. Enough questions to scramble even an egghead’s brains.
Over 200 pages of legends, spells, facts, and rainbow food recipes!Do you need a little more rainbow in your life? What about sparkle? Look no further. Unicornucopia is here!Packed full of over 200 enchanting pages of legends, spells, facts, crafts, and unicorn food recipes, Unicornucopia: The Little Book of Unicorns is the ultimate compendium of all things unicorn.DID YOU KNOW?The existence of unicorns wasn’t disproved until as late as 1825*A recipe for how best to cook unicorn was discovered in a medieval cookbook*Throughout history, unicorns have been described as everything from mice with horns to magical rhinoceros*Unicorn horns were believed to cure fevers, purify poisons, prolong youth, and act as an aphrodisiacFull of gorgeous full-colour illustrations and plenty of joyful whimsy throughout, Unicornucopia includes everything you could ever want to know about these magical creatures, all in a gorgeous, covetable, rainbow-edged package. It’s the perfect gift for every unicorn lover in your life!
A revealing look backstage at the hit TV show Downton Abbey. In-depth interviews give an exclusive insight into the actors’ experiences on set as well as the celebrated creative team behind the award-winning drama.A lavishly illustrated book full of images from the new series including those stunning 1920s costumes, which will delight the millions of devoted Downton fans. Step inside the props store or the hair and make-up truck and catch a glimpse of the never-before-seen secret backstage world. Expertly crafted with inside knowledge and facts, this book will delve into the inspiration behind the details seen on screen, the choice of locations, the music and much more.With a perspective from the director’s chair and rare insights into filming, this is the inside track on all aspects of the making of the show.
From sports to innovation, art to politics – meet the incredible women who got there first.Ever heard the saying “It’s a man’s world”? Clearly, the speaker had never met Amelia Earhart or Harriet Tubman. Those feisty females, and many more, rivaled their male counterparts in everything from computer programming to civil rights, and from world speed records to the invention of the chocolate chip cookie!• Did you know that the first computer programmer was a woman? Countess Ada Lovelace (1842).• Or that the inventor of the life raft, windshield wiper, and Kevlar were all female? Maria Beaseley (1882), Mary Anderson (1903), Stephanie Kwolek (1966).From ground-breaking inventions to feats of endurance, We Can Do Anything is the ideal book for growing girls’ and boys’ intellectually curious minds. Loaded with 200+ main entries, readers will be armed with incredible trivia about history, science, sports, and the arts—perfect for anyone looking to stimulate their mind, brush up for school, or simply indulge in a good read.Organized chronologically, this fact-o-pedia is subdivided intoa range of subjects, including science & innovation, sports & endurance, arts & literature, politics & world-building, business & industry, world records, and unusual achievements.With engaging and accessible text and delightful illustrations throughout, We Can Do Anything is sure to educate, entertain, and inspire!
The Collins Rhyming Dictionary is the most accessible way to find the rhyme you need. Other rhyming dictionaries are characterised by the use of obscure words for padding, subsections for disyllabic and trisyllabic rhymes, and reverse phonetic order – but the Collins Rhyming Dictionary avoids such complications and, as a result, is the most practical rhyming book available.The Collins Rhyming Dictionary groups together the most satisfactory rhymes, taking stress and vowel assonance into account. An index helps you jump straight to the word you're looking for, and eye-catching panels contain examples of rhyme in action.With the Collins Rhyming Dictionary, you will never be lost for words.
An in-depth guide for aspiring astronomers and Moon observers. Includes detailed Moon maps and covers the history of lunar observation and exploration, the properties of the Moon, its origin and orbit.Optimised for colour tablets, the images in this ebook are not best-suited for viewing on black and white devices.This is the ideal book for Moon observers covering essential equipment, and the key events to look out for.Detailed advice is given on how to choose a telescope and how to capture the Moon in sketches.Discover all you need to know about eclipses, blue moons, supermoons, conjunctions and occultations.A comprehensive section covers astrophotography using lenses, telescopes, Smartphones, including video and how to process your images.Comes with a photographic atlas of lunar features with plates and annotated maps.A glossary of key terms, index of lunar features and software references are also provided.