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A Lesson for TCKs – Everyone Leaves

A Lesson for TCKs – Everyone Leaves

The experience of living overseas as a child is very different to the experience of living overseas as an adult. The impact of childhood experiences last a lifetime. They are formative experiences – they teach us how the world works. We all internalise ‘lessons’ from our childhood experiences. TCKs grow up between cultures, learning lessons from more than one cultural viewpoint. Often these messages contradict one another, and learning to navigate this conflict is part of what makes a TCK. The lessons they learn about how the world works, therefore, often come less from individual cultures...

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Financial Planning for Global Living

Financial Planning for Global Living

Go Beyond Cross-Border Tax and Legal Complexity to Location Independence, Financial Freedom and True Life Satisfaction Jennifer A. Patterson, CFP® (US), CIMA, TEP What is financial planning for global living? Whether you are embarking on a short- or long-term overseas assignment, moving for love, are a dual citizen, are considering retiring abroad, or are an advisor to people in any of those situations, Financial Planning for Global Living will give you the insight and practical guidance, and the tools you need, all honed from the trenches. You’ll learn the key dynamics of the community...

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The Three Cultures of a Third Culture Kid

The Three Cultures of a Third Culture Kid

In an article in ChinaSource, Tanya Crossman, author of Misunderstood, explains not only what the three cultures are, but why they matter. More at ChinaSource | About Misunderstood

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Recommended for Those Living a Global life

Recommended for Those Living a Global life

“This is a book I plan to recommend to my clients who are living abroad or planning to return home. Too often those of us living a globally mobile life feel alone in our fears and this story helps to show that not only are there others grappling with some of the same challenges, but it also points to the importance of reaching out and leaning on those we hold near and dear to us, despite the distance.” Intentional Expat About Monday Morning Emails

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In Search of the Best Swedish Chokladbollar – out now!

In Search of the Best Swedish Chokladbollar – out now!

Alaine Handa A southeast Asian falls in love with fika. Out Now on Springtime Books Chokladbollar are Swedish chocolate balls. Let Alaine introduce you to her favorite snack through a collection of 30 alternately naughty, healthy and exotic – but always delicious – recipes. Alaine’s a global soul and chokladbollar, a constant in her nomadic lifestyle, reflect her culturally diverse upbringing. A recent convert to the Swedish art of fika, Alaine is keen to share the virtues of taking time out of our busy schedules to sit down with friends or on your own with a steaming cup of...

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The Expat Bookshop’s 2018 Top Ten

The Expat Bookshop’s 2018 Top Ten

It’s that time of year again when Expat Nest, Counselling Without Borders, asks us here at the Expat Bookshop to list our favourite titles written by or for expats published during the year. Expat life remains a hot topic for writers – the books just keep coming. In no particular order, here is our top 10 for 2018 – books to inform, inspire and admire, books to make you laugh and make you cry – in words and pictures. Click the image to find out more…  

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Honorary Mention for A Family Just Like Mine

Honorary Mention for A Family Just Like Mine

Congratulations to Barbara-Anne Puren. Her delightful poetry book for children, A Family Just Like Mine, has received an honorary mention in the 2018 Purple Dragonfly Book Awards in the Family Matters category. About the Book

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You Are the Horse and You Are the Rider – readable, well-written and impressive

You Are the Horse and You Are the Rider – readable, well-written and impressive

This book is studded with brilliant insights! Dr James Allen BA, MS, MD, Senior Advisor, Public Policy and Corporate Responsibility, Chevron “A very readable, very well written impressive book with an intriguing title! The author is a very experienced national and international mental health practitioner. The book skilfully brings together complex and abstruse psychological theories and explains them in a simple understandable form which can then be used by anyone looking to manage change successfully.” Dr Richard Tomlins MB, BB, FRACGP, BEcon, Medicine. About the Book

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Perking the Pansies – a valuable document of social history

Perking the Pansies – a valuable document of social history

“It is so important that gay folk write their stories and get them out there. It is also important that those stories be well written and entertaining. This completely charming tale of one gay couple’s escape from humdrum to Bodrum is exactly the kind of thing that is both fun to read and a valuable document of social history in the making.” Ulysses Grant Dietz The Full Review | About the Book

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Book reviews

Recommended for Those Living a Global life

Recommended for Those Living a Global life

“This is a book I plan to recommend to my clients who are living abroad or planning to return home. Too often those of us living a globally mobile life feel...

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You Are the Horse and You Are the Rider – readable, well-written and impressive

You Are the Horse and You Are the Rider – readable, well-written and impressive

This book is studded with brilliant insights! Dr James Allen BA, MS, MD, Senior Advisor, Public Policy...

 
 
You Are the Horse and You Are the Rider – truly helpful

You Are the Horse and You Are the Rider – truly helpful

Sparkling reviews for You Are the Horse and You Are the Rider by Sara and Michael Beaumont-Connop. “This...

 
 
Perking the Pansies – a valuable document of social history

Perking the Pansies – a valuable document of social history

“It is so important that gay folk write their stories and get them out there. It is also important...

 
 
Lisa Ferland reviews Monday Morning Emails

Lisa Ferland reviews Monday Morning Emails

“Unlike many memoirs, #MondayMorningEmails takes the personal stories a step further, and the last...

 
 
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Author articles

A Lesson for TCKs – Everyone Leaves

A Lesson for TCKs – Everyone Leaves

The experience of living overseas as a child is very different to the experience of living overseas as an adult. The impact of childhood experiences last a lifetime....

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The Three Cultures of a Third Culture Kid

The Three Cultures of a Third Culture Kid

In an article in ChinaSource, Tanya Crossman, author of Misunderstood, explains not only what the three...

 
 
Lindsay de Feliz on her writing life in the Dominican Republic

Lindsay de Feliz on her writing life in the Dominican Republic

“I was shot at 10.30 at night, and I remembered the first 15 minutes but then had no recollection...

 
 
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...

 
 
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...

 
 
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Author interviews

Q&A with Cath Brew, author of Living Elsewhere

Q&A with Cath Brew, author of Living Elsewhere

Making Here Home talks to Cath Brew, author of Living Elsewhere. How did you find the ‘writing’ process? And how long did it take you to write the book? It took...

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Jo Parfitt talks with Olga Mecking, freelance writer

Jo Parfitt talks with Olga Mecking, freelance writer

“You need to read and write a lot,” she advises. “And to pitch and pitch. I have about three successes...

 
 
Summertime author, Chris O’Shaughnessy talks to Displaced Nation

Summertime author, Chris O’Shaughnessy talks to Displaced Nation

Chris O’Shaughnessy, author of ‘Arrivals, Departures and the Adventures in Between‘...

 
 
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...

 
 
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...

 
 
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Videos

Book Trailer for A Family Just Like Mine

Book Trailer for A Family Just Like Mine

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Book trailer for Monday Morning Emails

Book trailer for Monday Morning Emails

Book trailer for Monday Morning Emails.  

 
 
An Inconvenient Posting Book Trailer

An Inconvenient Posting Book Trailer

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

 
 
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

 
 
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A Lesson for TCKs – Everyone Leaves

The experience of living overseas as a child is very different to the experience of living overseas as an adult. The impact of childhood experiences last a lifetime. They are formative experiences – they teach us how the world works. We all internalise ‘lessons’ from our childhood experiences. TCKs grow up between cultures, learning lessons […]

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Financial Planning for Global Living

Go Beyond Cross-Border Tax and Legal Complexity to Location Independence, Financial Freedom and True Life Satisfaction Jennifer A. Patterson, CFP® (US), CIMA, TEP What is financial planning for global living? Whether you are embarking on a short- or long-term overseas assignment, moving for love, are a dual citizen, are considering retiring abroad, or are an […]

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The Three Cultures of a Third Culture Kid

In an article in ChinaSource, Tanya Crossman, author of Misunderstood, explains not only what the three cultures are, but why they matter. More at ChinaSource | About Misunderstood

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Seasons Greetings from the Expat Bookshop

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Recommended for Those Living a Global life

“This is a book I plan to recommend to my clients who are living abroad or planning to return home. Too often those of us living a globally mobile life feel alone in our fears and this story helps to show that not only are there others grappling with some of the same challenges, but […]

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Buy the deluxe edition of In Search of the Best Swedish Chokladbollar

Buy a beautifully produced deluxe edition of Alaine Handa’s ‘In Search of the Best Swedish Chokladbollar’  signed by author. Perfect for Christmas! Buy Now | About the Book

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