Bakgrunnen for denne boken er den siste tids søkelys på Trygderetten. Forfatteren, som selv arbeider i Trygderetten, ønsker å gi leserne et grunnlag til å danne egne meninger om den lange saksbehandlingstiden. Forfatteren mener mye av problemene kunne vært unngått om Trygderettens prognoser på et tidligere tidspunkt hadde fått gjennomslag i Sosial- og helsedepartementet.
Lucy Collins and her brother Sam have lived side by side with the Tanner family all their lives. Lucy and Robert Tanner long for the day when they can marry and the future is full of promise for all three. Until tragedy strikes when Lucy's parents are killed in a car crash, and Sam is left gravely injured and in need of careful nursing. Sam's girlfriend Patsy refuses to help, and Lucy has little choice but to postpone her wedding. Not only is she left heartbroken at the loss of her parents, Lucy is then devastated to discover that Robert has betrayed her in the worst possible way. With little money and unable to earn a regular wage, Lucy and Sam are forced to move into the slums of Liverpool. As Sam's health deteriorates and their life spirals into poverty and despair, Lucy wonders if she'll ever find happiness again...
Are you one of the 15 million Americans with Italian heritage? Ever wonder what Italy is really like? Discover what it's like to be a kid growing up in Italy with this fascinating, nonfiction Level 2 Ready-to-Read, part of a new series all about kids just like you in countries around the world! Ciao! My name is Pia, and I'm a kid just like you living in Italy. Italy is a country filled with ancient ruins, beautiful beaches, and delicious food! Have you ever wondered what living in Italy is like? Come along with me to find out! Each book is narrated by a kid growing up in their home country and is filled with fresh, modern illustrations as well as loads of history, geography, and cultural goodies that fit perfectly into Common Core standards. Join kids from all over the world on a globe-trotting adventure with the Living in... series--sure to be a hit with children, parents, educators, and librarians alike!
To kvinners skjebne knyttes sammen av en 800 år gammel hemmelighet. En eventyrlig roman om jakten på Den hellige gral. Carcassonne, juli 1209: En ung pike får overrakt en mystisk bok av sin far. Boken sies å inneholde sannheten om Den hellige gral. Selv om Alaïs ikke forstår bokens mystiske ord og symboler, vet hun at hennes skjebne ligger i å vokte skriften. Carcassonne, juli 2005: Alice Tanner snubler over to skjelett under en arkeologisk utgraving.
I det skjulte gravkammeret er det risset inn mystiske symboler, som Alice på forunderlig vis forstår. Men gravkammeret skulle aldri vært åpnet. Onde krefter slippes løs.
For sent oppdager Alice at hun har satt i gang en rekke urovekkende hendelser, og at hennes skjebne er uløselig knyttet til skjebnen til katarene 800 år tidligere. En spennende og eventyrlig roman om nåtid og fortid, legender og religion - og om jakten på Den hellige gral. Kate Mosse (f. 1961) er forfatter, kritiker og programleder på BBC. Hun er æresmedlem og en av grunnleggerne av The Orange Prize for Fiction. Labyrinten er det internasjonale gjennombruddet hennes. Hun bor med mann og barn i England og Frankrike.
Finstemt ungdomsroman om alt som kanskje ikke er helt perfekt, og om alt som kan skjule seg under en overflate.
Lilly er stygg. Hun har et arr som deler leppa i to, dessuten er nesa skeiv.
Men det bekymrer henne ikke så mye, hun trenger jo ikke være pen når hun er så flink til å løpe. Men så forelsker hun seg i bestevennen. Det kan hun ikke løpe fra.
Unpublished for 90 years, Agatha Christie's extensive and evocative letters and photographs from her year-long round-the-world trip to South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and America as part of the British trade mission for the famous 1924 Empire Exhibition. In 1922 Agatha Christie set sail on a 10-month voyage around the British Empire with her husband as part of a trade mission to promote the forthcoming British Empire Exhibition. Leaving her two-year-old daughter behind with her sister, Agatha set sail at the end of January and did not return until December, but she kept up a detailed weekly correspondence with her mother, describing in detail the exotic places and people she encountered as the mission travelled through South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii and Canada. The extensive and previously unpublished letters are accompanied by hundreds of photos taken on her portable camera as well as some of the original letters, postcards, newspaper cuttings and memorabilia collected by Agatha on her trip.
Edited and introduced by Agatha Christie's grandson, Mathew Prichard, this unique travelogue reveals a new side to Agatha Christie, demonstrating how her appetite for exotic plots and locations for her books began with this eye-opening trip, which took place just after only her second novel had been published (the first leg of the tour to South Africa is very clearly the inspiration for the book she wrote immediately afterwards, The Man in the Brown Suit). The letters are full of tales of seasickness and sunburn, motor trips and surf boarding, and encounters with welcoming locals and overbearing Colonials. The Grand Tour is a book steeped in history, sure to fascinate anyone interested in the lost world of the 1920s. Coming from the pen of Britain's biggest literary export and the world's most widely translated author, it is also a fitting tribute to Agatha Christie and is sure to fascinate her legions of worldwide fans.