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eBook:British sign language for dummies:c2008 eBook
Author: City Lit Centre for the Deaf, London, England
Year: c2008
Description: Description based on print version record. Includes index 'British Sign Language For Dummies' takes you through grammar and sentence structure, and also presents the vocabulary you need to communicate in a wide variety of everyday situations so you can start to sign right away.
eBook:Teenage, the creation of youth culture:2021 eBook
Author: Savage, Jon
Year: 2021
Description: Description based on CIP data; resource not viewed. Originally published: London: Chatto & Windus, 2007 Includes bibliographical references and index In 1945, just as the war was ending, 'the teenager' arrived. This is the story of how we got to that moment - the century and a half of ferment, folly, and angst that created a separate Teen Age in Europe and America.
Talking book - CD:The Windsor Knot:2020:Unabridged ed Talking book - CD
Author: Bennett, S. J.
Author: Bond, Samantha
Year: 2020
Description: Narrated by Samantha Bond Windsor Palace, 2016. The morning after her ninetieth birthday celebrations, the Queen is shocked to discover that one of her guests has been found dead in his room. It quickly becomes clear that his death was no accident, but when MI5 begin to suspect her loyal servants, she knows that they are looking in the wrong place. For the Queen has been living a double life ever since she was a teenager: by day she upholds her royal duties, while secretly solving cases as an amateur detective. With the Crown's reputation on the line, her investigations must be kept under wraps - and she must always ensure that someone else gets the credit. With the help of her Assistant Private Secretary Rozie Oshodi, it's up to the Queen to find the real killer - before they strike again Adult
Talking book - CD:The Crocodile Hunter:2021 Talking book - CD
Author: Seymour, Gerald
Author: Allen, Ben
Year: 2021
Description: In the office at MI5, they call Jonas Merrick 'the eternal flame'. It isn't a compliment. It's because he never goes out. He never goes undercover, does surveillance, or goes with the teams that kick down the doors or seize the suspects off the street. He commutes into work, sits at his desk and then he goes home. But Jonas has qualities the others fail to notice: a steely concentration, a ruthless ability to focus and find the enemy hiding in plain sight. Hearing of a British Jihadi returning from Syria with murderous plans, Jonas sends out for a telling photograph: a crocodile, almost submerged, just its eyes above water as it waits for unsuspecting prey to drink at the riverbank. Coming ashore near Dover, Cameron Jilkes is from a broken home and a failed education, trained in the harshest theatre of war, driven to rage by loss and pain. 'The eternal flame' must go out - to hunt the crocodile himself.

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