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Retire to the life you love webinar with Nell Smith

Retire to the life you love webinar with Nell Smith

Join Nell Smith, author of Retire to the Life You Love, on Tuesday February 6th for a interactive session focused on helping fellow elders to discover, name, and embrace their ‘Inner Elder’ for a creative retirement experience. For further details and to register, click here.

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Misunderstood – fascinating and thought-provoking

Misunderstood – fascinating and thought-provoking

Fascinating and well written book that demonstrates beyond doubt that modern day Third Culture Kids (#TCKs) really do face complex and debilitating issues – hundreds of TCKs were surveyed or interviewed for the book. As well as providing some valuable research material, the book gives a real sense of what TCKs actually feel: “My life feels like a series of learning how to stack stones on the wall around my heart,” and “Every time I felt sad, I let myself feel it. Some of those days, I laid down in bed for a while, and let myself be tired out by the grieving process.” This is a really...

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Q&A with Judyth Gregory-Smith, author of Bernard the Wombat

Q&A with Judyth Gregory-Smith, author of Bernard the Wombat

Springtime Books author, Judyth Gregory-Smith talks to the Expat Bookshop about her wonderful children’s book, Bernard the Wombat of Ugly Gully. Q: Tell us about your book, what is it about? Could you describe it in just a few sentences? A: Bernard the Wombat of Ugly Gully is a true story. Well almost. Bernard is the only upwardly mobile wombat in Ugly Gully, Lower Australia. He has a caravan with bunk beds, a fridge and a deck outside. From there he can watch Honeyeaters coming down to drink from the pond Bernard thoughtfully dug so that the birds didn’t have to go behind the caravan to...

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Unpack – out now on Springtime Books

Unpack – out now on Springtime Books

As an expat spouse, how do you choose the right home for your family, transition your kids to a new country and school, adjust to a new culture, and build a whole new network of friends? Expat spouses face many questions, and this book is designed to offer straightforward answers. Written by two expats – with over 15 international moves between them – you’ll find inspiration and wisdom to handle your expat dilemmas. Get reading to discover time tested advice that will transform your expat experience into a truly amazing adventure. It’s all right here for you to enjoy, so start Unpacking! Buy...

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Benjamin’s Bedtime Story

Benjamin’s Bedtime Story

A story to help your child fall asleep quickly and gently Author and mother, Olivia Allinne-Ward, has written Benjamin’s Bedtime Journey to help children and adults relax before going to sleep. This is why each chapter ends with the words: ‘When you feel ready to move on, we continue our journey at the rhythm of your calm, slow breathing.’ This story is for everyone so the reader is encouraged to change the names of Benjamin and Michael to those of their child and his/her bear. “Benjamin’s bedtime journey is not just a perfect book for bedtime, it’s an avalanche...

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Lindsay de Feliz talks about her new memoir, Life After My Saucepans

Lindsay de Feliz talks about her new memoir, Life After My Saucepans

  Q: Why do you think your book needed to be written? A: It shows a different side of the country and explains more about the culture of the Dominican people. It also shows that however tough things may be, and whatever fears you have, you can get over them. More from Lindsay | About the Book

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Bernard the Wombat of Ugly Gully

Bernard the Wombat of Ugly Gully

In this fantastical yet believable tale, skilled storyteller Judyth Gregory-Smith shows us that things are not always as they seem and can have surprisingly happy endings. Bernard is the only upwardly mobile wombat in Australia. He has a well-equipped caravan to sleep in and a deck on which he can sip Wombat Ginger Beer while reading The Wombat’s Guide to Successful Tunnelling. But a menace hangs low over the scene: a dingo named Crushbone. All the animals fear him, for dingoes have the unpleasant habit of eating other animals. Bernard makes a pond in his garden so he can watch the Honeyeaters...

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Retire to the Life You Love

Retire to the Life You Love

“Retire to the Life You Love is a comprehensive approach to re-framing retirement from an outdated model to an energizing and designed phase of life.” Rich Feller, Life Re-Imagined Program, AARP Reading Retire to the Life You Love is like having a lively and engaging conversation with a life coach. It is packed with ideas, inspiring real life examples, stories (including Nell’s own story interwoven throughout the chapters), PLUS the practical models and tools to help you answer personal questions like these: Who am I when I am no longer identified by my work role? What if I want...

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Write life stories in beautiful Tuscany

Write life stories in beautiful Tuscany

How to write your life story in a delightful setting in the heart of rural Tuscany — brilliant teaching and exquisite Italy all wrapped up in one fantastic week! You will be in a beautiful historic watermill, set beside a river in a gentle valley, with stylish bedrooms in elegant buildings around the sunlit courtyard. You’ll take leisurely breakfasts and mouth-watering evening meals in the  Watermill’s new courtyard dining room (and also dine out in nearby restaurants to sample traditional dishes and local wines).  The gardens, secluded millstream paths and riverside walks are all...

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Book reviews

Misunderstood – fascinating and thought-provoking

Misunderstood – fascinating and thought-provoking

Fascinating and well written book that demonstrates beyond doubt that modern day Third Culture Kids (#TCKs) really do face complex and debilitating issues – hundreds...

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Illana Benady reviews Life After My Saucepans

Illana Benady reviews Life After My Saucepans

“Fans of What About Your Saucepans? – both book and blog – won’t be disappointed. The simple...

 
 
Perking the Pansies, witty and outlandish

Perking the Pansies, witty and outlandish

“The book is replete with witty dialog and outlandish characters. The narrator, Jack, while seeming...

 
 
Buy this book if you know a #TCK moving across the ocean for university

Buy this book if you know a #TCK moving across the ocean for university

“Finally a book that has the information that a TCK (Third Culture Kid) needs to prepare well for...

 
 
Safe Passage – essential reading for working with #TCKs

Safe Passage – essential reading for working with #TCKs

“This book was inspired by Ota identifying an unmet need he saw in students during transitional...

 
 
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Author articles

Initial reflections of #FIGT17NL from Tanya Crossman

Initial reflections of #FIGT17NL from Tanya Crossman

Summertime author, Tanya Crossman, reflects on the 2017 Family in Global Transitions Conference at the Hague. Attending the Families In Global Transition 2017 conference in...

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Elizabeth Rice talks about her memoir, Rituals of Separation

Elizabeth Rice talks about her memoir, Rituals of Separation

I wrote Rituals of Separation as a love song to my childhood in the country of South Korea, and as an...

 
 
Tanya Crossman talks parallel lives

Tanya Crossman talks parallel lives

Tanya Crossman, author of Misunderstood, discusses the culture gap between #TCKs and their parents. “Something...

 
 
Author Kathleen Gamble talks about her expat experience

Author Kathleen Gamble talks about her expat experience

Kathleen Gamble, author of Expat Alien talks about her adventures on Thirdeyemom. ‘I am what you...

 
 
Jack Scott’s Expat Glossary

Jack Scott’s Expat Glossary

Springtime author, Jack Scott, spent four years in Turkey and started an irreverent narrative about his...

 
 
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Author interviews

Joanne Pasquale talks to Sassy Mama

Joanne Pasquale talks to Sassy Mama

Author, Joanne Pasquale, talks to Sassy Mama about her family, her life in Singapore, homeschooling her son Jamie who has special needs, and about her first book. Read...

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Retire to the life you love webinar with Nell Smith

Retire to the life you love webinar with Nell Smith

Join Nell Smith, author of Retire to the Life You Love, on Tuesday February 6th for a interactive session...

 
 
Q&A with Judyth Gregory-Smith, author of Bernard the Wombat

Q&A with Judyth Gregory-Smith, author of Bernard the Wombat

Springtime Books author, Judyth Gregory-Smith talks to the Expat Bookshop about her wonderful children’s...

 
 
Lindsay de Feliz talks about her new memoir, Life After My Saucepans

Lindsay de Feliz talks about her new memoir, Life After My Saucepans

  Q: Why do you think your book needed to be written? A: It shows a different side of the country...

 
 
Author and mentor, Jo Parfitt, talks to the Global Mom Show

Author and mentor, Jo Parfitt, talks to the Global Mom Show

Jo Parfitt is on the Global Mom Show’s virtual sofa talking about raising #TCKs, about writing...

 
 
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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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Joanne Pasquale talks to Sassy Mama

Author, Joanne Pasquale, talks to Sassy Mama about her family, her life in Singapore, homeschooling her son Jamie who has special needs, and about her first book. Read more…. Joanne’s book, A Positive Result, is out on Summertime Publishing very soon.  

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Retire to the life you love webinar with Nell Smith

Join Nell Smith, author of Retire to the Life You Love, on Tuesday February 6th for a interactive session focused on helping fellow elders to discover, name, and embrace their ‘Inner Elder’ for a creative retirement experience. For further details and to register, click here.

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The Expat Bookshop Top Ten for 2017

Once again, Expat Nest, Counselling Without Borders, asked the Expat Bookshop to list our favourite titles for 2017. Life in a foreign field has always been fertile ground for writers. This year 2017 has been no exception. In no particular order, here is the Expat Bookshop’s top 10 for 2017. There’s something here for the movers […]

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Happy New Year!

Much health and happiness to our readers from everyone at the Expat Bookshop. Here’s looking forward to some amazing expat stories in 2018.

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Misunderstood – fascinating and thought-provoking

Fascinating and well written book that demonstrates beyond doubt that modern day Third Culture Kids (#TCKs) really do face complex and debilitating issues – hundreds of TCKs were surveyed or interviewed for the book. As well as providing some valuable research material, the book gives a real sense of what TCKs actually feel: “My life […]

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