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For people with ASDs, depression is common, and has particular
features and causes. This outstanding book provides a comprehensive
review of these aspects, and an effective self-help guide for
anyone with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) affected by
depression. Written by the leading experts in the field, the book
explains and describes depression, the forms it can take, and how
it looks and feels for a person on the autism spectrum. The authors
draw on the latest thinking and research to suggest strategies for
coping with the effects of depression and provide a complete
step-by-step CBT self-help programme, designed specifically for
individuals with ASDs. The programme helps increase self-awareness,
including identifying personal triggers, and provides the tools to
"Everything in this book is true. You might think some things are
just too unbelievable or funny or silly to be true, but every tiny
detail really did happen." Take one small boy; add manic
depression, three wives, three daughters, two divorces, amazing
creative talent, and Asperger's syndrome. In this memoir, Colin
Thompson invites you to explore his almost-unbelievable life from
past to present, though not necessarily in that order. Filled with
family photographs and mesmerising illustrations drawn by the
author himself, prepare to step inside the life and mind of an
extraordinary man. If you, or your friends or relations, have ever
felt that you do not fit in this world, then this book will tell
you how one person survived it all.
Barry came to save the world but has been stuck down the back of
the couch, in a memorably inventive story with a unique take on
environmental themes Barry may be no larger than a can of beans,
but his powers are awesome. The trouble is, he has been trapped
down the back of the couch for more than 50 years, unable to do the
job he was built for. His creators have gone back to their own
planet and without his control the Earth is gradually falling
apart. Floods, droughts, wars, and reality TV are only a few of the
things that are threatening the whole of civilization. With only a
bright red lipstick to help him, can Barry emerge from the darkness
and save the world before it is too late?
Collections of traditional Spanish ballads were made in the early
seventeenth century; some recorded directly from singers, others
reworked by educated poets. So popular were these that Court poets
composed ballads of their own. Most Spanish poetry of the sixteenth
and seventeenth centuries circulated in manuscript among a small
coterie of wits and fellow poets, and it often contains references
to contemporary events and people, sideswipes at institutions and
individuals, and allusions to other writings of the time. The
modern reader has to know about the people and events criticized
and lampooned, and everything from municipal by-laws to
contemporary painting can prove helpful. The traditional popular
associations of the ballad also led to many poets combining in
their poems the language of the street alongside that of polite
society and the schoolroom. This volume discusses some of the
problems encountered by anglophone students and teachers of
literature when they turn to the Golden-Age ballad and offers
informed guidance on how such poems might be read. The nine poems
discussed have been chosen with such difficulties in mind and a
strophe-by-strophe prose translation is provided for each, followed
by a detailed critical analysis. Edited by NIGEL GRIFFIN, CLIVE
GRIFFIN, ERIC SOUTHWORTH and COLIN THOMPSON, all of Oxford
University. OTHER CONTRIBUTORS: Oliver Noble-Wood, John Rutherford,
The story of an old man living in a railway carriage on a rubbish dump who knows that even rubbish can sometimes contain treasure; and that, if he stays long enough, gentle nature will heal the countryside and make it green again.
Nothing lasts forever, not even for Nerlin, the King of the
wizards. He is bored and tired and wants one of his children to
take over as ruler of Transylvania Waters so he can retire to his
holiday cottage in the Enchanted Valley and grow chickens. The
trouble is that none of the children want the job. But then, out of
nowhere, a long lost face from Nerlin's past arrives and everything
is thrown into disarray. Who is Gertrude and who will end up the
ruler of Transylvania Waters?
Now that they're safely ensconsced in Castle Twilight as the
supreme rulers of Transylvania Waters, the Flood family of witches
and wizards have decided to share their immense wisdomness, magic
and bacon-orientated secrets and history with you - even though you
are mere pathetic humans.
One of the greatest lyrical poets in Spanish of any age, St John of
the Cross (1542-1591) enjoys an authoritative status as a
theologian and teacher of the mystical road to union with God. St
John of the Cross covers all his works, both poetry and prose,
citing the original Spanish and providing English translations
throughout. Its focus is firmly on the language through which he
seeks to express the inexpressible and the theological insights he
brings to the mystical way.
Nothing and nobody is safe in this third collection of hysterically
funny poetry. WARNING: only read this book if you have a sense of
There's something really nasty on the bottom of my shoe
It's making me feel sick. Can't you smell it too?
I don't know what it is, but it smells much worse than poo.
COLIN THOMPSON'S hilarious poems are wonderfully matched by
illustrator PETER VISKA's zany illustrations. They team up again on
"My Brother Drinks Out of the Toilet and other poems" and "The
Dog's Just Been Sick in the Honda and other poems."
A riotous collection of poetry about toilet-water drinkers,
non-stop eaters, rock n? roll teachers and much, much more
My brother drinks out of the toilet;
He does it to make Mum go mad.
Each time she catches him at it
She says, 'I?m telling your dad.?
COLIN THOMPSON's hilarious poems are wonderfully matched by
illustrator PETER VISKA's zany illustrations.They team up again on
"There's Something Really Nasty on the Bottom of My Shoe and other
poems" and "The Dog's Just Been Sick in the Honda and other poems."
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