The International Career Couple Handbook Here We Are – The International Career Couple Handbook provides a new way to approach internationally mobile talent. From a foundation of deeply caring for a global workforce, it offers real-life insights into the challenges and opportunities for International Career Couples (ICC) and the organisations that deploy them. With in-depth… Read More Out Now – Here We Are
Jo and her partner Jan set off from their home in Prague to their summer home in Marbella at the beginning of March for their regular one week a month in the sun. They ended up being locked-down for 100 days. The whole of Europe watched in horror as the Covid-19 crisis unfolded, first in… Read More 100 Days in Spain by Jo Weaver
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 published during the year. In no particular order, here is our top 10 for 2020 – books to entertain and enlighten, surprise and inform – including a classic from the past… Read More The Expat Bookshop Top Ten 2020
“The artist Wu Yuren found out that China has little tolerance for dissent – and no justice in its courts. Many before and after have made similar, painful discoveries. Not all of these cases make it into the public realm; many acts of defiance are known only to those who suffer, and their families. That’s… Read More Praise for Taking on China by Karen Patterson
In 2010, Karen Patterson’s life is turned upside down. The Canadian is living in Beijing, China, with her family when her husband, Chinese artist Wu Yuren, disappears. Wu and other artists had been protesting against the government of the People’s Republic of China and its lack of regard for human rights. In Karen’s search for… Read More Taking on China by Karen Patterson
A Treasury of Ludicrous Attempts to Rescue Christmas by Bernadette Nason. Inspired by her mother’s attempts to create joyful traditions in tough times, and by Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” Bernadette Nason has been forever striving to find the perfect Christmas, even though childhood memories haunt her. When she reads that her hometown of Winchester… Read More Stealing Baby Jesus
Inspirational illustrated titles from Springtime Books.
Helen Ellis joins Sundae Bean on the Expat Happy Hour to share her personal story, professional experience, and thought-provoking research on grandparenting from afar. A writer, scholar, and proud grandma, Helen’s Distance Families project brings the grandparent’s perspective to light.