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"Miss I Wish You a Bed of Roses" - Teaching secondary school English in Greece

Teaching: you’re frustrated and exhausted one day, gratified and fulfilled the next. Teaching is not like other careers; we teachers give our whole self to our students day after day. Blending humorous memoir and classroom ideas, the author of “Miss, I wish you a bed of roses:” Teaching Secondary School English in Greece, looks back on her 40 years of teaching international students. She writes about her teaching insecurities, secondary school and college composition classes, the difficult and the great, the base and the sublime. She describes school grades, bells and meetings, routines of any high school, and although teaching in Greece has unique challenges, Greek teens are like teenagers everywhere, full of hopes and dreams for the future. Besides looking at her own career growth, the author offers advice for language and literature classes, and ideas for using poetry, songs and film to create a lively atmosphere for learning. Whether you are a new teacher interested in suggestions for your classes, including ESL or EFL teachers, or an experienced teacher looking for new ideas, “Miss I wish you a bed of roses:” Teaching Secondary School English in Greece is for you. But not only teachers -- anyone who has taken an English language or literature class or has children taking literature classes-- will enjoy this spirited memoir, enhanced by the author’s poetry and student comments. Her main advice: content counts but more so, formulating your teaching philosophy. And don’t forget to keep your temper and your sense of humor!
13.40 €

100 Poets: A Little Anthology

A poem seems a fragile thing. Change a word and it is broken. But poems outlive empires and survive the devastation of conquests. Celebrated author John Carey here presents a uniquely valuable anthology of verse based on a simple principle: select the one-hundred greatest poets from across the centuries, and then choose their finest poems.
 
Ranging from Homer and Sappho to Donne and Milton, Plath and Angelou, this is a delightful and accessible introduction to the very best that poetry can offer. Familiar favorites are nestled alongside marvelous new discoveries―all woven together with Carey’s expert commentary. Particular attention is given to the works of female poets, like Christina Rossetti and Charlotte Mew. This is a personal guide to the poetry that shines brightest through the ages. Within its pages, readers will find treasured poems that remain with you for life.
15.00 €

100 Queer Poems

Mary Jean Chan and Andrew McMillan's luminous anthology, 100 Queer Poems, is a celebration of thrilling contemporary voices and visionary poets of the past. Featuring Elizabeth Bishop, Langston Hughes, Ocean Vuong, Carol Ann Duffy, Kae Tempest and many more. * A Guardian Best Poetry Book of the Year ** Shortlisted for the Books Are My Bag Readers Awards *Encompassing both the flowering of queer poetry over the past few decades and the poets who came before and broke new ground, 100 Queer Poems presents an electrifying range of writing from the twentieth century to the present day. Questioning and redefining what we mean by a 'queer' poem, you'll find inside classics by Elizabeth Bishop, Langston Hughes, Wilfred Owen, Charlotte Mew and June Jordan, central contemporary figures such as Mark Doty, Jericho Brown, Carol Ann Duffy, Kei Miller, Kae Tempest, Natalie Diaz and Ocean Vuong, alongside thrilling new voices including Chen Chen, Richard Scott, Harry Josephine Giles, Verity Spott and Jay Bernard. Curated by two widely acclaimed poets, Mary Jean Chan and Andrew McMillan, 100 Queer Poems moves from childhood and adolescence to forging new homes and relationships with our chosen families, from urban life to the natural world, from explorations of the past to how we find and create our future selves. 'Abundantly rich and rewarding...capturing how queer poets and their work speak to one another across generations' Attitude'More than a landmark volume... An anthology that marks the present moment and ushers in a new one' Okechukwu Nzelu, author of Here Again Now
13.70 €

100 Selected Stories

This selection of a hundred of O. Henry’s succinct tales displays the range, humour and humanity of a perennially popular short-story writer.

Here Henry gives a richly colourful and exuberantly entertaining panorama of social life, ranging from thieves to tycoons, from the streets of New York to the prairies of Texas.

These stories are famed for their 'trick endings' or 'twists in the tail': repeatedly the plot twirls adroitly, compounding ironies. Indeed, O. Henry's cunning plots surpass those of the ingenious rogues he creates. His style is genial, lively and witty, displaying a virtuoso’s command of language and allusion.

This great collection offers delights for the mind, imagination and emotions.

5.00 €

111 Places in Athens That You Shouldn't Miss

Athens can be noisy and crowded and confusing, but it's spontaneous and always surprising. A cable ride up Lykavittos rewards with an incredible panorama but veer off the track to discover the hill's secret links to Parnitha. The beauty of Kaisariani Monastery's architecture is matched by the 'organised wilderness' of its incredible gardens. Ancient relics, great and small, mirror a glorious past that remains an example to the world, but they are only the start of what's great about Athens today. There are the mountains that surround it, busy with climbers, runners and picnic-lovers during the weekends. The ubiquitous graffiti, some admirable, some abhorrent, that reveal what's bugging the Athenians' psyche. Bars, cafes and restaurants thronged with broke Greeks who refuse to stay inside. Stores where you can find vendors as venerable as their antiques and others that are up to date with the edgiest demands. And many surprising, sometimes downright dark, dank and mysterious pockets. Athens is changing day by day. This book will take you to places that are beyond touristy or trendy; whether hundreds of years old or contemporary, their tales are timeless.
16.20 €

111 Places in Berlin That You Shouldn't Miss

In Berlin, the city divided after World War II, everybody knows about the Brandenburg Gate, Hitler s bunker, Kennedy's speech, red and green beer, splendidly broad boulevards, and numerous lakes. But this metropolis, once again the capital of Germany, encompasses many clandestine niches characteristic of a heterogeneous city without a beginning and without an end between its famous backyards, nature parks, and bridges. It is often these minuscule witnesses that tell authentic history. Besides the larger attractions, this unusual guide presents Berlin's other side - such as a tower so ugly that no-one wants to open a restaurant in it; a library offering its books in the trunks of living trees; the monument for the inventor of the currywurst; a residential settlement in a former East German prison; the place where the Nazis concealed the so-called 'degenerate art' which they had confiscated; the house where David Bowie lived; an automat out of which maggots can be pulled; a museum for things used for purposes for which they were not created; the reception camp for refugees from East Germany - and, in a completely unexpected spot, the most romantic place in Berlin.
15.00 €

12 Practice tests for Michigan ECPE (student's book)

12 complete practice tests that provide extensive practice in the Examination for the Certificate of Proficiency in English (ECPE).



The Student’s book contains: 

- an introduction with information about the ECPE providing a detailed description of each section of the examination

- 12 complete tests

- sample answers to the Writing tasks

- glossary with definitions and examples

- sample answer sheets. 
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15.92 € 14.30 €

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Learn to count with Percy the park keeper and his animal friends in this fun first concept book from highly regarded, award-winning author/illustrator Nick Butterworth. Learning to count is much easier when you do it with friends, and in this book children will find all their favourite characters from Percy's Park! From one to ten, the pages are packed full with beautiful illustrations, also introducing toddlers to the natural world as they go along. Based on the bestselling picture books by Nick Butterworth, including One Snowy Night, this simple and fun first concept book is perfect for nature lovers and the very youngest of Percy's fans! Percy and his animal friends have delighted readers around the world for over thirty years!
9.80 €

150 Bookstores You Need to Visit Before you Die

For the enthusiastic reader and book lover, browsing through a bookshop is an irreplaceable experience. American author Elizabeth Stamp selected the 150 most unique bookstores in the world that are worth making a detour to visit. From Australia to France, and Japan to the United States, the bookstores here range from establishments that have been around for decades, to newly opened shops. Each shop has been selected for an outstanding feature, either an interesting backstory, a unique collection, or a fabulous setting. This handsomely bound book, the latest in the 150 series, has inspiring photographs and a wealth of information on each location.
39.40 €

18 Thrilling tales from Greek mythology

The stories from Greek mythology have never ceased to fascinate young and old alike. Heroes such as Heracles, Theseus, Jason and Odysseus remain indelibly fixed in the memory of every reader, inspiring admiration. This book contains several of the best loved and best known stories from Greek mythology, providing the opportunity for young readers to gain a taste of the worlds best known and richest mythology.
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15.90 € 12.70 €