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Wife Drought The

Author : Annabel Crabb
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'I need a wife' It's a common joke among women juggling work and family. But it's not actually a joke. Having a spouse who takes care of things at home is a Godsend on the domestic front. It's a potent economic asset on the work front. And it's an advantage enjoyed - even in our modern society - by vastly more men than women. Working women are in an advanced, sustained, and chronically under-reported state of wife drought, and there is no sign of rain. But why is the work-and-family debate always about women? Why don't men get the same flexibility that women do? In our fixation on the barriers that face women on the way into the workplace, do we forget about the barriers that - for men - still block the exits? The Wife Drought is about women, men, family and work. Written in Annabel Crabb's inimitable style, it's full of candid and funny stories from the author's work in and around politics and the media, historical nuggets about the role of 'The Wife' in Australia, and intriguing research about the attitudes that pulse beneath the surface of egalitarian Australia. Crabb's call is for a ceasefire in the gender wars. Rather than a shout of rage, The Wife Drought is the thoughtful, engaging catalyst for a conversation that's long overdue.

The Wife Drought

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'I need a wife' It’s a common joke among women juggling work and family. But it’s not actually a joke. Having a spouse who takes care of things at home is a Godsend on the domestic front. It’s a potent economic asset on the work front. And it’s an advantage enjoyed – even in our modern society – by vastly more men than women. Working women are in an advanced, sustained, and chronically under-reported state of wife drought, and there is no sign of rain. But why is the work-and-family debate always about women? Why don’t men get the same flexibility that women do? In our fixation on the barriers that face women on the way into the workplace, do we forget about the barriers that – for men – still block the exits? The Wife Drought is about women, men, family and work. Written in Annabel Crabb’s inimitable style, it’s full of candid and funny stories from the author’s work in and around politics and the media, historical nuggets about the role of ‘The Wife’ in Australia, and intriguing research about the attitudes that pulse beneath the surface of egalitarian Australia. Crabb’s call is for a ceasefire in the gender wars. Rather than a shout of rage, The Wife Drought is the thoughtful, engaging catalyst for a conversation that’s long overdue.

The Wife Drought

Author : Annabel Crabb
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The Wife Drought is about women, men, family and work. Written in Annabel Crabb's inimitable style, it's full of candid and funny stories from the author's work in and around politics and the media, historical nuggets about the role of 'The Wife' in Australia, and intriguing research about the attitudes that pulse beneath the surface of egalitarian Australia.

Men at Work

Author : Annabel Crabb
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When New Zealand’s prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, announced her pregnancy, the headlines raced around the world. But when Scott Morrison and Josh Frydenberg became the first prime minister and treasurer duo since the 1970s to take on their roles while bringing up young children, this detail passed largely without notice. Why do we still accept that fathers will be absent? Why do so few men take parental leave in this country? Why is flexible and part-time work still largely a female preserve? In the past half-century, women have revolutionised the way they work and live. But men’s lives have changed remarkably little. Why? Is it because men don’t want to change? Or is it because, every day in various ways, they are told they shouldn’t? In Men at Work, Annabel Crabb deploys political observation, workplace research and her characteristic humour and intelligence to argue that gender equity cannot be achieved until men are as free to leave the workplace (when their lives demand it) as women are to enter it.

For the Love of Freya

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Amy & Steven were married and had moved into their new home, 'Cairnra' a bungalow on the outskirts of Inverness. ANNA STEIGER had settled in at her smaller residence, 'Cara' when she left the ruined 'Glencara' which had been razed to the ground by the recent fire and the boys, ANTON & GIDEON had gone off to University. The memory of the dreaded child, FREYA, presumed dead, seemed to have faded in everyone's mind. (Only Amy's nephew ROBBIE, a slow learning child, remembered Freya with affection) But at Christmas in the year 1951 when the Christmas cards were being received at 'Cairnra', Amy received a memorial card. It was a long, white envelope, bordered in black and inside, she found a simple oblong card with nothing written on it and with no verse …It bore only the initial 'F'

Love is my Destiny

Author : Paul Kelly
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This fantastic new eBook from well-known author Paul Kelly will make an excellent addition to any fiction-lover’s digital shelf. Featuring strong characters and plots which draws you into Kelly’s worlds, reviewers have been recommending his titles for years. This latest addition to his catalogue of successes is sure to be another winner.

Time After Time

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Sarah, or Sadie as she is called in the story, suffers an accident when she is fourteen, having been knocked down in the road and is immediately paralysed from the waist down, remaining that way until she died at the age of thirty-two.

The Mustard Seed

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This is Tillie Faulkner’s story. The story of her life as she saw it through her own eyes and of NATHAN STEIN’S story as he saw Tillie because he was madly in love with her. It is also the story of RAMAZAN SONMEZ who lusted after Tillie but was incapable of loving ... and concludes with the story of Mother Turkey, who hated everyone and who was the mother of Ramazan and Erdogan. Erdogan was unable to tell his story ... Erdogan couldn’t speak, but nothing I have written here could have been possible without him Tillie Faulkner was a very resolute, self-willed, determined young woman who knew exactly what she wanted out of life ... or so she thought, until Erdogan Sonmez came into it and life was never to the same for her after that. Tillie had been the victim of an incestuous relationship when she was a small child and although ‘love’ was not a word in her dictionary, she was soon to find out that love was indeed becoming a fact in her life that she could not deny. She fought against it as a folly for as long as she could and refused to marry Nathan Stein, a fellow university student who was deeply in love with her.

Who Knew Felix Marr

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"Who knew Felix Marr?" by Paul Kelly, is a book which has been in his mind for many years and has now finally made it's way to paper. It is a fiction mystery about one particular person, telling the tale of a boy growing up on the streets in Glasgow, who is taken in by a kindly woman starting a care home. Felix grows up the only way he can, by surviving however he has too...

A Carer for Benjamin Bonfeze

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This is JESSIE’S STORY... The story of her life as seen through her own eyes and of SIMON’S STORY as he saw Jessie, because he was madly in love with her. It is also THE STORY OF ROMUEL, who lusted after Jessie, but was incapable of love... and concludes with THE STORY OF MOTHER BUDAPEST... commonly known only as ‘THE PEST’ and who hated everyone... and who was the mother of Romuel and Benjamin Bonfeze... BENJAMIN was unable to tell his story... he couldn’t speak or write, but none of these stories would have been possible without him...

The Life Of Robert Peterson

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Robert Peterson has had a troublesome time in the past few weeks... well, the past few years really. Until the day he met Freya he thought he would always have to get through tough times by himself. She had met a few chaps since her divorce but Robert was different somehow, although she couldn't understand why.

Arnold

Author : Paul Kelly
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About two young boys and how they coped with the Great Depression, working at various jobs to earn spending money: Circus Roustabouts, gathering scrap metal from alleys, caddying, delivery rider for the Western Union, to mention a few. Arnold, the younger of the two, but street wise, finds the jobs, and by hook or crook, always gets more than his share, but he’s such a lovable little rogue, you find yourself forgiving him.

The Surgeon Was a Lady

Author : Paul Kelly
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This fantastic new eBook from well-known author Paul Kelly will make an excellent addition to any fiction-lover’s digital shelf. Featuring strong characters and plots which draws you into Kelly’s worlds, reviewers have been recommending his titles for years. This latest addition to his catalogue of successes is sure to be another winner.

Where E er the Wind Blows

Author : Paul Kelly
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This fantastic new eBook from well-known author Paul Kelly will make an excellent addition to any fiction-lover’s digital shelf. Featuring strong characters and plots which draws you into Kelly’s worlds, reviewers have been recommending his titles for years. This latest addition to his catalogue of successes is sure to be another winner.

Boys Talk

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This is a story of eight young boys, Barney, David, Denis, Rory, Hugh, Dominic, Steve & Aaron, just about to leave school at the age of fourteen as that was the school leaving age in 1940 when this story began. It is told by BARNEY, who was the class Prefect, as Barney was considered to be the ‘brains’ of the gathering and he had the best memory. The story is related when Barney is a much older man, suggested by David, one of his old classmates, in order to record what the boys were like as youngsters and how they would develop as they grew up . . .

Finty The Magic Forest

Author : Paul Kelly
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Rosemary was a good teacher and she thought she had reached the height of her profession until she met Finty …a talking squirrel and then her life changed forever. After she met Finty, she could speak animal language as well as English and her powers of healing became astronomical. This tale tells HOW Finty managed to master the English language and his sister, whom Rosemary thought would surely be able ro talk as well as her brother … was disappointed. . . . The little sister couldn’t talk at all. She could only sing . . . Anything could happen in the magic forest . . .

The Doughnut Man

Author : Paul Kelly
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A surreal story for children. Joe Osborne was an orphan. He was eleven years of age and could not wait to grow up quickly enough. He wanted to be a man, not tomorrow or the day after. He wanted to be a man, NOW and his wish was granted when he met BERTIE, who sold doughnuts outside the football ground where Joe wanted to watch the match, but a bad storm broke out that day and the doughnut stall was a disaster. Joe helped the old man to resurrect his stall under shelter, only to discover that he was seven-hundred and forty-two years old ... (well, give or take a decade or two . . but nobody was counting. . .) Bertie was able to tell Joe how life was in the reigns of older kings and queens of the past and relates interesting tales of those past times. He also knew how to become invisible at times, as nobody would expect anyone to live to that ripe old age unless he could get away from himself sometimes. Would they? Joe longed to live like a man and Bertie just wanted to die as one ...and couldn't. But there was a secret that would release the old man from his toil worn life ... and another secret that would grant Joe the wish he wanted..

Terror in Treblinka

Author : Paul Kelly
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Gerhardt Steiger was a high ranking official in the German Reich. He was a great admirer of Adolf Hitler as his leader and saviour for Germany… but unknown to many in the Reich, Gerhardt Steiger was a Jew. He loved his power as controller of all the concentration camps in the country and in order to please Hitler, he promoted the purity of the German race where any malfunction or deficiency in any man or woman should be obliterated and as a joke and for a laugh, he ordered that a young German girl who was a prisoner in Treblinka should be incarcerated in a small room with twelve mentally defective men and that she should be repeatedly raped. It was only after the war had ended and Gerhardt discovered from the information given to him regarding the concentration camps that the young girl who had been so savagely raped was his own sister. He left Germany in shame and in disgrace and went to Scotland with his Scottish wife and two children, feeling obliged to adopt the child that had now become his niece, but his folly brought about a curse to his whole family when he discovered that the niece, now named Freya, was a freak child who looked more like a pig than a human and Freya had her revenge in her own particular way.

Brozak

Author : Paul Kelly
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Author Paul Kelly's action-packed “Brozak: The Making Of A Hero” is the first in the "Brozak" series. This contemporary, urban fantasy thriller begins the journey of Brozak, a young man whose life turns on its head when he witnesses the murder of a woman by a pair of strange creatures called morphers. Desperate to avenge her death, Brozak aligns with a group whose goal is to kill all such creatures in the name of defending humanity. Having found purpose, friendship and love through his work, Brozak's life takes on a meaning that he had never imagined was possible. However, after taking part in numerous attacks resulting in the deaths of several morphers, he begins to question the cause that he has been fighting for. Unsure whether to turn his back on his new life to do what is right or to bury his head in the sand, he gets caught in the middle, flirting with disaster.

A Collection of Short Stories and Poems

Author : Paul Kelly
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This fantastic new eBook from well-known author Paul Kelly will make an excellent addition to any poetry and short story lover’s digital shelf. Featuring strong characters and plots which draws you into Kelly’s worlds, reviewers have been recommending his titles for years. This latest addition to his catalogue of successes is sure to be another winner.