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Passage of the Stork by Madeleine Lenagh

Passage of the Stork by Madeleine Lenagh

Madeleine grows up in a home filled with secrets, occasional violence, and little affection. A shy and sensitive child, she feels at home in nature and in the world of books. As a young adult, she escapes to the Netherlands and settles down to raise a family and build a career. But her real journey has just begun. Her life story is told using poetic vignettes and commentary by archetypes from Nordic mythology and fairy tales, with the aim of inspiring others to understand their life’s journey and have the courage to make difficult choices.       “Read, learn, feel.” Linda...

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Renata Harper, Expat-Living.info Guide to Cape Town

Renata Harper, Expat-Living.info Guide to Cape Town

                    Expat-Living.info Guide to Cape Town: The comprehensive manual that includes firsthand experiences, extensive research, vast know-how, sound advice and local contacts. Whether you’re moving to Cape Town or already living there as an expat, this comprehensive e-guide offers all you need to know to make the most of your expat experience in the Mother City. The Guide to Cape Town is like having a relocation guide in your pocket. Depending on your needs, you may prefer to purchase a) e-guide only or b) e-guide with personal...

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The Worlds Within – A Must Read

The Worlds Within – A Must Read

‘This book is a must read for any parent who is about to change countries to help understand what their children are experiencing.’ Review by Donna-lane Nelson of The Worlds Within. More…        

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Jodi Harris, The Expat Activity Book

Jodi Harris, The Expat Activity Book

                  The Expat Activity Book: 20 Personal Development Activities for Gaining Insight and Maximizing Your Potential Wherever You Are Whether you’re a diplomat, a military family member, a recently returned volunteer, missionary, study abroad student or intern, The Expat Activity Book (CreateSpace, July 2014) is designed to give you new tools and insight for personal growth. Written in an accessible, conversational style, The Expat Activity Book draws on author Jodi Harris’s years of experience as an expat, social worker and life...

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Marilyn Gardner, Between Worlds: Essays on Culture and Belonging

Marilyn Gardner, Between Worlds: Essays on Culture and Belonging

    Between Worlds: Essays on Culture and Belonging In the hall of an old inn by the ocean is a sign that reads ‘Home is Where Our Story Begins.’ But if home is where our story begins, what happens when we can’t go back? Marilyn Gardner was raised in Pakistan and went on to raise her own five children in Pakistan and Egypt before moving to small town New England. Between Worlds (Doorlight Publications) will resonate with those who have lived outside of their passport country, as well as those who have not. These essays explore the rootlessness and grief as well as the unexpected...

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Valérie Besanceney, My Moving Booklet

Valérie Besanceney, My Moving Booklet

                        My Moving Booklet  My Moving Booklet is designed to help children through the initial stages of an upcoming move. Moving usually means going through quite a roller coaster of feelings. It can be exciting and terrifying at the same time. It can be very sad to say goodbye, but it can also be incredibly fun to experience new things and meet new people. Everybody experiences a move differently, but it is very important that you are able to say goodbye properly. This will allow children to truly welcome the...

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Passage of the Stork by Madeleine Lenagh

Passage of the Stork by Madeleine Lenagh

Madeleine grows up in a home filled with secrets, occasional violence, and little affection. A shy and sensitive child, she feels at home in nature and in the world...

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A second publisher makes their home at Expat Bookshop

A second publisher makes their home at Expat Bookshop

  ExpatBookshop has long been the home of Summertime Publishing. Today, on April 18th 2015, its...

 
 
Renata Harper, Expat-Living.info Guide to Cape Town

Renata Harper, Expat-Living.info Guide to Cape Town

                    Expat-Living.info Guide to Cape...

 
 
Jodi Harris, The Expat Activity Book

Jodi Harris, The Expat Activity Book

                  The Expat Activity Book: 20 Personal...

 
 
Marilyn Gardner, Between Worlds: Essays on Culture and Belonging

Marilyn Gardner, Between Worlds: Essays on Culture and Belonging

    Between Worlds: Essays on Culture and Belonging In the hall of an old inn by the...

 
 
Valérie Besanceney, My Moving Booklet

Valérie Besanceney, My Moving Booklet

                        My Moving...

 
 
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Book reviews

A Mandatory Read

A Mandatory Read

Even as a parent of children who have been in the international school system in different countries, Safe Passage is an intense book, yet it should be a mandatory...

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Review of Arrivals, Departures and the Adventures In-between

Review of Arrivals, Departures and the Adventures In-between

The most distinctive feature of O’Shaughnessy’s book is that it updates the TCK identity and frames...

 
 
Review of Douglas Ota’s Safe Passage

Review of Douglas Ota’s Safe Passage

This book holds wisdom not only for international schools, but for all organizations that assist families...

 
 
Book Review: The Global Nomad’s Guide to University Transition

Book Review: The Global Nomad’s Guide to University Transition

This book will benefit any teenager transitioning out of one culture and into another for university,...

 
 
The Worlds Within – A Must Read

The Worlds Within – A Must Read

‘This book is a must read for any parent who is about to change countries to help understand what...

 
 
Review of “Mixed Blessings”: The nuances of multicultural relationships

Review of “Mixed Blessings”: The nuances of multicultural relationships

What does it mean to have a foot in multiple cultures? And what effect does that have on your relationship...

 
 
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Author articles

Where to study in the United States? Tips to Help you Decide

Where to study in the United States? Tips to Help you Decide

If you are considering studying in the USA but have no particular college in mind, then geographic location can, and should, influence your decision. The USA is...

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Helping Expat Kids Transition to University

Helping Expat Kids Transition to University

It happens every year about this time. Hundreds of thousands of students head off to be launched as a...

 
 
Space for Soul Mates

Space for Soul Mates

She took the words right out of my mouth. We laughed. Then five minutes later I finished her sentence....

 
 
Studying in the USA – A viable option?

Studying in the USA – A viable option?

Although US tuition fees are some of the highest in the world, ($20,000-$60,000 annually), – it’s...

 
 
Ten Things Every Global Nomad Needs to Know Before Leaving for University

Ten Things Every Global Nomad Needs to Know Before Leaving for University

The transition to college or university is a tough one. It’s tough for students who have grown up in...

 
 
The Four ‘Pearls’ of Expat Student Repatriation

The Four ‘Pearls’ of Expat Student Repatriation

  Why is it so hard to go back home? Why do students who grow up abroad – third culture kids...

 
 
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TCK Resources

Directory of TCK & CCK Blogs & Websites (N to Z)

Expat Bookshop has teamed up with the crew at TCKID and Dounia Bertuccelli, the blogger behind Next Stop, to create the most comprehensive list of TCK and CCK blogs...

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Directory of TCK & CCK Blogs & Websites (A to M)

Expat Bookshop has teamed up with the crew at TCKID and Dounia Bertuccelli, the blogger behind Next...

 
 
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Where to study in the United States? Tips to Help you Decide

If you are considering studying in the USA but have no particular college in mind, then geographic location can, and should, influence your decision. The USA is vast, with diverse climates, cultures and topography, so choosing somewhere that suits your wants and personality is essential for a happy US college experience. Here are a few […]

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An Interview with Madeleine Lenagh

Springtime Book’s editing and production manager, Jane Dean, talks to Madeleine Lenagh about her inspirational debut book, Passage of the Stork, delivering the soul. Madeleine talks about how she came to write the book, its message and how she plans to get it noticed. Read the Interview here.  

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Passage of the Stork by Madeleine Lenagh

Madeleine grows up in a home filled with secrets, occasional violence, and little affection. A shy and sensitive child, she feels at home in nature and in the world of books. As a young adult, she escapes to the Netherlands and settles down to raise a family and build a career. But her real journey […]

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A second publisher makes their home at Expat Bookshop

Jack Scott, author of Perking the Pansies and the soon to be published Turkey Street, heads up the new Springtime Books. He will continue to work closely with Jo Parfitt, Publisher and Mentor and Jane Dean, Production Manager and Editor from Summertime Publishing. Together the team now known by some as ‘The Three Js’ is bigger and better than ever and ExpatBookshop looks set for more great books to join its shelves.

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Directory of TCK & CCK Blogs & Websites (N to Z)

Expat Bookshop presents the most comprehensive list of TCK and CCK blogs and websites ever! (Part 2).

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A Mandatory Read

Even as a parent of children who have been in the international school system in different countries, Safe Passage is an intense book, yet it should be a mandatory read for all staff of international schools. Helping to ease children through the transitional phase, central in expat lifestyles, is crucial in ensuring these children are […]

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Springtime has Sprung at Summertime Publishing

The Great Spring Giveaway To celebrate the launch of Springtime Books, Summertime’s little sister, both publishers are jointly hosting a grand springtime giveaway. A number of authors are giving away copies of their books between 18th April and 17th May on Goodreads. Books include Passage of the Stork, Career in Your Suitcase and Safe Passage. […]

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Review of Arrivals, Departures and the Adventures In-between

The most distinctive feature of O’Shaughnessy’s book is that it updates the TCK identity and frames it within the 21st century. Whereas original research into TCKs emerged before the era of Facebook, Twitter, and social media, this book addresses previous research and connects it to the present technological era, making the content even more applicable. […]

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Press Release: Passage of the Stork by Madeleine Lenagh

In 1970 Madeleine Lenagh leaves her country of birth to escape the tensions of her home life. She settles down in her adopted country, troubled by emotions of the past. As family secrets emerge, Madeleine seeks to find her true self and makes peace with her former life. Through this courageous and honest book Madeleine […]

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Helping Expat Kids Transition to University

It happens every year about this time. Hundreds of thousands of students head off to be launched as a young, independent adult at college/ university. Wise counselors and administrators at international schools around the world are learning to make a big deal of this transition for their students who have grown up globally, and so […]

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