Description : "Qué es esto? Qué es esto? Es cocaína!" I couldn't speak a word of Spanish but I understood the word 'cocaína' and knew that I was in a lot of trouble. I should have been paralysed with fear but it didn't seem real. I was only twenty-three.' In 1997, English holidaymaker Terry Daniels was wrongfully accused of smuggling a million pounds worth of cocaine from Brazil to Spain. Although she didn't know it then, her companion had been paid by a judge and two police officers to transport the class A drugs. Charged with drug trafficking, she was eventually granted bail but suffered a near-fatal brain haemorrhage. Once she recovered, the Spanish authorities granted her the right to return to the UK. She assumed that her ordeal was over, but it had only just begun. Five years after her arrest, Terry moved to Northern Ireland where, after giving a friend a spare key to her house, she awoke one morning to the anti-terrorist police breaking down her door. Firearms and a pipe bomb were discovered in a cupboard. Terry was arrested and although she was found not guilty, the Spanish authorities requested that she return to Spain. In 2005 she was sentenced to ten years in a maximum-security Spanish prison. She repeatedly pleaded her innocence and was eventually granted a royal pardon and released in January 2009. This is the hard-hitting account of her fight for justice, a page-turning memoir of an ordinary woman who survived and triumphed over remarkable misfortune.
Description : In Crap Holidays, Dan Kleran highlights 50 of the most disastrous - and hilarious - holidays from hell...From leaky caravans in Wales, to crushingly disappointing luxury hotels in Barbados...From dysentery in Goa, to bloody awful holiday companions who won't leave you alone...In fact, from Butlins to Ball, here you'll find stories of crap holiday sex, crime, food, accommodation, and of course, the inevitable famliy fights Focusing on the gap between the wonderful promise and the grim reality, Crap Holidays takes a step back in time to look at hellish holidays from the past, whilst also examining 21st-century holiday culture - including information on a variety of more serious subjects, such as...The number of 'holiday' deaths that occur each year...The number and type of complaints received by different operators each year...The profits made - and the prices paid for holiday hell holes...Written once again by the Idler's readers and contributors, Crap Holidays will be packed with hilarious holiday snaps and, of course, savage cartoons satirising the whole hellish business
Description : By working through this text readers will cover the full range of topics needed for the GNVQ. The book gives the readers an opportunity to to learn to work with others as a member of a group and to take responsibility for their own learning.
Description : My Back Pages Volume II is a collection of 60 funny, insightful, and often poignant columns penned over the past few years by Daryl Fisher for his hometown newspaper, the West Sacramento News-Ledger. His columns have received statewide attention, including a prestigious Gold Medal Award from the California Newspaper Publishers Association. Fisher's columns talk positively about family, friends, and community, the three things which he believes connect us all and give us the comforting illusion that we are not alone in the world. He writes about the fun and games of raising children, the love of all creatures great and small, politics, and his friends and neighbors. Sometimes a column also becomes a eulogy, a way of saying goodbye to those who have touched and enriched his life. It is one of those rare books that you can pick up, turn to any page, and find yourself there.
Description : Memoir of a Canadian woman assaulted by her boyfriend, another Canadian citizen, while on holiday in Cuba, and her subsequent struggle for justice within the Canadian legal system.
Description : Fifty years after his death, C. S. Lewis fascinates his readers still. Well established as a key figure in children's literature he is increasingly recognized as a significant Christian thinker. The authors in this volume are from a wide range of Christian traditions--testimony to the reach and significance of Lewis's legacy. The essays return to Lewis's devotional and theological works, assessing their place in his own thought and in the theology of the twentieth century. Lewis emerges as an insightful and creative theologian whose ideas continue to surprise in their sophistication and fecundity. Indeed, it is suggested that he represents a way of doing theology--"mere theology"--which suggests ways in which Christian thought may reengage the complex cultural debates of the contemporary world.