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Jo Parfitt reviews Dutched Up!

Jo Parfitt reviews Dutched Up!

Dutched Up! Rocking the Clogs Expat Style I loved it. I devoured every story. They were compelling, well-written and entertaining. What’s more, they did resonate with me simply because I knew the Netherlands, its bikes, its quirks, its food, language and healthcare system. I recommend this book to anyone who might be thinking of doing an expat anthology. I’m a grumpy and cynical old goat, jaded too, from reviewing too many mediocre books, but this one, I promise you, is a goodie. More…

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TCK author receives an honorary mention in the Purple Dragon Awards 2016

TCK author receives an honorary mention in the Purple Dragon Awards 2016

Well done to Summertime Publishing author, Valérie Besanceney, for receiving an honorary mention for her book, B at Home, Emma Moves Again in the 2016 Purple Dragonfly Awards for children’s books. See press release.

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Do you still have cleavage with just one breast?

Do you still have cleavage with just one breast?

Springtime Books is proud to announce the publication of Do you still have cleavage with just one breast? the incredibly raw and inspirational breast cancer diary by Sue Lawrence. On honeymoon and two months pregnant, Sue discovers a lump in her breast. This is her raw, unpolished diary as she navigates the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Brutally honest, she faces the overwhelming terror of the road ahead – for herself and her unborn daughter. Her candid diary entries reflect the impact the disease has on her marriage and impending motherhood. It ends with Tips for Cancer Warriors – signposts...

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Insights and Interviews from #FIGT 2014 free on Kindle

Insights and Interviews from #FIGT 2014 free on Kindle

Insights and Interviews from the 2014 Families in Global Transition Conference is FREE to download on Kindle between 1-5 June 2016 only. Pick it your copy while you can.

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Repatriation Advice: 10 Tips for Handling Reverse Culture Shock from Elizabeth Vennekens-Kelly

Repatriation Advice: 10 Tips for Handling Reverse Culture Shock from Elizabeth Vennekens-Kelly

Repatriating can be as difficult as moving to a foreign country in the first place. Adults feel the very real pangs of saying good-bye to their exotic adventure. Children face the loss of, well, everything they know. For everyone, there is the job of beginning again. But life has many chapters, and these tips can help you make “back home” feel like home again. More… Elizabeth Vennekens-Kelly is an intercultural trainer, consultant, and the author of Subtle Differences, Big Faux Pas.

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Dounia Bertuccelli in conversation with Summertime author, Ruth Van Reken

Dounia Bertuccelli in conversation with Summertime author, Ruth Van Reken

FIGT had very humble beginnings in the Midwest USA. While trying to adjust to life in suburban Indiana after living overseas, Ruth realized that not enough help was being given to relocated families. Although relocation packages included nice benefits and practical information, they lacked support in other areas. “Topics such as transition, TCKs or spousal matters were not covered,” she said. “There seemed little awareness or appreciation for the enormity of the emotional/ psychological/ social issues that they or their children faced.” In the meantime, Norma McCaig had started Global Nomads...

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B at Home now available on Kindle and free for one day only

B at Home now available on Kindle and free for one day only

B at Home, Emma Moves Again by Valérie Besanceney is now available on Kindle and will be FREE to download on Wednesday 18th May 2016 for one day only. Emma is only ten years old, but has already moved twice. Now, her parents are telling her the family is moving again. She’s furious, sad, nervous, and a little excited, all at the same time. Unsure of how to tackle these conflicting emotions, she turns to B, her faithful teddy bear. While trying to come to terms with the challenges of another move, what Emma really wants is just to ‘be at home’. As the journeys of Emma and B unfold, home...

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Do you still have cleavage with just one breast? Pre-order now on Kindle

Do you still have cleavage with just one breast? Pre-order now on Kindle

Do you still have cleavage with just one breast? Sue Lawrence’s incredibly raw breast cancer diary is out on Springtime Books on 1st June 2016. Pre-order now on Amazon Kindle. “The book charts the progress of post-traumatic growth, finding meaning and benefits in the process. It is all connected to loving, intimate and meaningful relationships, and the all-consuming role of motherhood. An inspiring brave memoir with wide cleavage.” Ruth Pat-Horenczyk, PhD, Associate Professor, Hebrew University  

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Caring for Aging Loved-ones from Around the World

Caring for Aging Loved-ones from Around the World

Career opportunities take individuals and their families away from their home country. Their focus is on the new job and adjusting to life in another country. In most cases parents have encouraged their child to take advantage of the unique opportunity to work and live in a foreign land. Expats quickly learn that life in another country is exciting but more complicated. They have a new life to build and challenges to handle, so less thought is given to their relatives back home. It isn’t that they don’t care; it is simply a matter of human nature that if someone is absent the person may be...

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Book reviews

Jo Parfitt reviews Dutched Up!

Jo Parfitt reviews Dutched Up!

Dutched Up! Rocking the Clogs Expat Style I loved it. I devoured every story. They were compelling, well-written and entertaining. What’s more, they did resonate...

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Jack Scott reviews Ghost of Gallipoli

Jack Scott reviews Ghost of Gallipoli

Ellie McKnight is a bright academic working at Belfast University. When she falls for a minor diplomat,...

 
 
Springtime titles make the 2015 Displaced Nations top non-fiction books list

Springtime titles make the 2015 Displaced Nations top non-fiction books list

Congratulations to the Springtime Books authors, Madeleine Lenagh, Jack Scott and Simone Torres Costa...

 
 
Slurping Soup – a great book for expat parents to use with kids

Slurping Soup – a great book for expat parents to use with kids

I wish Slurping Soup and Other Confusions had been available years ago when I was a child and our family...

 
 
The Global Nomad’s Guide to University Transition – This Book is a Must

The Global Nomad’s Guide to University Transition – This Book is a Must

In The Global Nomad’s Guide to University Transition Tina L. Quick gives practical advice to help TCK...

 
 
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Author articles

Repatriation Advice: 10 Tips for Handling Reverse Culture Shock from Elizabeth Vennekens-Kelly

Repatriation Advice: 10 Tips for Handling Reverse Culture Shock from Elizabeth Vennekens-Kelly

Repatriating can be as difficult as moving to a foreign country in the first place. Adults feel the very real pangs of saying good-bye to their exotic adventure....

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Cultural awareness is no longer enough

Cultural awareness is no longer enough

Evan Kuo is the Country Director for a large Taiwanese tech firm’s new development office in Bangalore,...

 
 
The repatriation dilemma

The repatriation dilemma

More and more people are globally mobile, moving from their home country to other international locations...

 
 
Laura J Stephens is Voting With Her Feet

Laura J Stephens is Voting With Her Feet

“Expat life has been likened to a rollercoaster ride; my family’s introduction to that life-style...

 
 
Planning an Expat Holiday

Planning an Expat Holiday

Twelve timely tips from Summertime Publishing author, Elizabeth Vennekens-Kelly, on ways to reduce the...

 
 
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Author interviews

Dounia Bertuccelli in conversation with Summertime author, Ruth Van Reken

Dounia Bertuccelli in conversation with Summertime author, Ruth Van Reken

FIGT had very humble beginnings in the Midwest USA. While trying to adjust to life in suburban Indiana after living overseas, Ruth realized that not enough help...

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Anne O’Connell talks to Jack Scott, author of Turkey Street

Anne O’Connell talks to Jack Scott, author of Turkey Street

Anne O’Connell talks to Jack Scott about his book, Turkey Street and his top writing tips in her...

 
 
Q&A with Simone Torres Costa, Author of Deconstructing Brazil

Q&A with Simone Torres Costa, Author of Deconstructing Brazil

Jane Dean, Editor-in-Chief at Summetime Publishing and Springtime Books, talks to Simone Torres Costa...

 
 
Q&A with Dr. Doug Ota and Book Review of Safe Passage

Q&A with Dr. Doug Ota and Book Review of Safe Passage

Safe Passage is an excellent resource for international families and schools to help with positive transitions....

 
 
Madeleine Lenagh on Displaced Nation

Madeleine Lenagh on Displaced Nation

Madeleine Lenagh, author of the beautifully written Passage of the Stork talks to Displaced Nation about...

 
 
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Videos

An Inconvenient Posting Book Trailer

An Inconvenient Posting Book Trailer

Book trailer for ‘An Inconvenient Posting’ by Laura J Stephens from author2author.

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Passage of the Stork: Trailer

Passage of the Stork: Trailer

Book trailer for Passage of the Stork, Delivering the Soul by Madeleine Lenagh

 
 
It’s Time!

It’s Time!

It’s Time for Springtime Books

 
 
Perking the Pansies Trailer

Perking the Pansies Trailer

Book trailer for Perking the Pansies, Jack and Liam move to Turkey

 
 
Julia Simen’s “Emotional Resilience and the Expat Child” is on Kindle!

Julia Simen’s “Emotional Resilience and the Expat Child” is on Kindle!

Now you can read Emotional Resilience and the Expat Child: practical storytelling techniques that will...

 
 
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TCK Resources

B at Home now available on Kindle and free for one day only

B at Home now available on Kindle and free for one day only

B at Home, Emma Moves Again by Valérie Besanceney is now available on Kindle and will be FREE to download on Wednesday 18th May 2016 for one day only. Emma is...

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Books for Third Culture Kids recommended by FIGT

Books for Third Culture Kids recommended by FIGT

It’s always exciting to meet the person behind the...

 
 

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...

 
 

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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Jo Parfitt reviews Dutched Up!

Dutched Up! Rocking the Clogs Expat Style I loved it. I devoured every story. They were compelling, well-written and entertaining. What’s more, they did resonate with me simply because I knew the Netherlands, its bikes, its quirks, its food, language and healthcare system. I recommend this book to anyone who might be thinking of doing […]

continue reading »

 
 

TCK author receives an honorary mention in the Purple Dragon Awards 2016

Well done to Summertime Publishing author, Valérie Besanceney, for receiving an honorary mention for her book, B at Home, Emma Moves Again in the 2016 Purple Dragonfly Awards for children’s books. See press release.

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Do you still have cleavage with just one breast?

Springtime Books is proud to announce the publication of Do you still have cleavage with just one breast? the incredibly raw and inspirational breast cancer diary by Sue Lawrence. On honeymoon and two months pregnant, Sue discovers a lump in her breast. This is her raw, unpolished diary as she navigates the diagnosis and treatment […]

continue reading »

 
 

Insights and Interviews from #FIGT 2014 free on Kindle

Insights and Interviews from the 2014 Families in Global Transition Conference is FREE to download on Kindle between 1-5 June 2016 only. Pick it your copy while you can.

continue reading »

 
 

Repatriation Advice: 10 Tips for Handling Reverse Culture Shock from Elizabeth Vennekens-Kelly

Repatriating can be as difficult as moving to a foreign country in the first place. Adults feel the very real pangs of saying good-bye to their exotic adventure. Children face the loss of, well, everything they know. For everyone, there is the job of beginning again. But life has many chapters, and these tips can help you […]

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