From little beginnings: the extraordinary story of a bloodstained, diminutive crumb of a servant girl who went on to shape the world. Exuberant and utterly distinctive, LITTLE recalls a momentous stretch of French history through the eyes of Marie Groscholtz, who survives the harshest of beginnings and most violent of revolutions to craft her place in history. LITTLE is a stunning artefact of a novel; a wonderfully grisly reimagining of the life and times of Madame Tussaud. Carey weaves a tale of heartfelt sympathy and jet-black humour; eccentric oddity and utter enchantment. Dickensian in style with an unforgettable cast of characters, LITTLE is a masterpiece for modern times.
In Australian Gardenscapes, Claire Takacs showcases the varied gardens found in the Australian landscape, from lush green oases to semi-arid settings. Claire profiles Australian gardens, gardeners and garden designers who are drawing on the international movement towards a more naturalistic approach to planting design. Similar to the New Perennial movement and Prairie-style, these gardens take into consideration how plants grow in the wild and have created highly textural, visually pleasing gardens that appeal not only to our love of beauty, but that sit gently in their surrounding landscapes, giving a strong sense of place.
Across 15 chapters and 22 gardens, Claire's stunning photography is accompanied by essays written by the garden owners or designers. The chapters detail the journey to establishing the gardens, their motivation, and the struggles and rewards the gardens bring day in, day out. Beautifully presented, Australian Gardenscapes is a stunning journey through the diversity of gardens in Australia.
"A team is not a group of people that work together. A team is a group of people that trust each other' 'We'd achieve more if we chased the dream instead of the competition' Every day, hundreds of thousands of fans eagerly wait on social media for Simon Sinek's aphorisms on leadership, teamwork and motivation. Now he has collected his best axioms and anecdotes into a small, beautifully illustrated book. Tackling the realities and foibles of modern work, from initial doubts to ever-escalating obstacles, Together is Better will lift readers out of their rut and inspire leaders at every level."
A must-have for garden lovers, this stunning book introduces private Italian properties never before seen by an international public. Located on the properties of well-known Italian families, such as the Agnellis, the thirteen gardens showcased in this book are the creations of one of Italy�s most renowned landscape designers, Paolo Pejrone. Representative of Italy�s unique biodiversity, the lavish gardens are located in various parts of the country, from the tranquil Alpine region of Piedmont and the sunny Riviera seashore, to Tuscany, Rome, Corsica, and the Mediterranean island of Isola d�Elba.
With stunning specially commissioned photographs, this volume offers readers the rare opportunity to enter these exquisite private spaces _ and to delve into the idyllic beauty of Italian garden design.
Olive Pink: Artist, Activist & Gardener presents a superb selection of original paintings of the iconic flowers of the Central Australian region, alongside a fascinating biography featuring beautifully reproduced memorabilia of a colourful and unconventional historical Australian figure.
A fiercely independent woman ahead of her time, Olive Pink is best known for her staunch support of the Aboriginal people of Central Australia and for her often feisty encounters with anthropologists, missionaries and local pastoralists. Olive fought hard not only for the rights of the local Arrernte and Warlpiri people, with whom she forged a strong connection, but also to recognise and protect the diversity of the local flora about which she was so passionate.
Olive Pink�s many beautiful paintings express her intimate knowledge and love of the region�s flora: a love that led to her establishing, with the support of Aboriginal gardeners, a flora reserve in Alice Springs, now known as the Olive Pink Botanic Garden.
Mother Nature has always been a grand muse, particularly in the world of fashion and design. Many fashion designers, from Christian Dior to Carolyne Roehm, have drawn on gardens and their beguiling botanicals to inspire and inform their collections. These designers and their interior design counterparts, such as Celerie Kemble, Bunny Williams, and Jeffrey Bilhuber, also like to retreat to their own elegant salon verts to restore their creativity. This beautifully photographed book shows where these tastemakers find much of their inspiration _ within the serene horticultural havens of their homes.
From the lush foliage of the Dominican Republic to the graceful flowerbeds of America�s East Coast, the charming roses and clipped boxwood of England�s country manors, and the patterned parterres of France�s enchanting Provence region _ Gardens of Style illustrates the symbiotic relationship between horticulture and haute couture and between nature�s beautiful forms and those found in interior design. For instance, the garden of former Herm�s designer Nicole de V_sian is a sublime weave of patterns and textures, while the garden of Christian Dior features many of the roses that inspired his glamorous gowns. The result is an alluring compendium of designers� gardens to delight and inspire readers in turn.
Deborah Ancona,_ Henrik Bresman
Why do good teams fail? Very often, argue Deborah Ancona and Henrik Bresman, it is because they are looking inward instead of outward. Based on years of research examining teams across many industries, Ancona and Bresman show that traditional team models are falling short, and that what's needed--and what works--is a new brand of team that emphasizes external outreach to stakeholders, extensive ties, expandable tiers, and flexible membership.
The authors highlight that X-teams not only are able to adapt in ways that traditional teams aren't, but that they actually improve an organization's ability to produce creative ideas and execute them increasing the entrepreneurial and innovative capacity within the firm. What's more, the new environment demands what the authors call _distributed leadership, and the book highlights how X-teams powerfully embody this idea.
Martin E.P. Seligman,_ Tony Schwartz,_ Warren G. Bennis,_ Robert J. Thomas
If you read nothing else on mental toughness, read these ten articles by experts in the field. We've combed through hundreds of articles in the Harvard Business Review archive and selected the most important ones to help you build your emotional strength and resilience--and to achieve high performance.
This book will inspire you to:
Thrive on pressure like an Olympic athlete
Manage and overcome negative emotions by acknowledging them
Plan short-term goals to achieve long-term aspirations
Surround yourself with the people who will push you the hardest
Use challenges to become a better leader
Use creativity to move past trauma
Understand the tools your mind uses to recover from setbacks.
This collection of articles includes "How the Best of the Best Get Better and Better," by Graham Jones; "Crucibles of Leadership," by Warren G. Bennis and Robert J. Thomas; "Building Resilience," by Martin E.P. Seligman; "Cognitive Fitness," by Roderick Gilkey and Clint Kilts; "The Making of a Corporate Athlete," by Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz; "Stress Can Be a Good Thing If You Know How to Use It," by Alla Crum and Thomas Crum; "How to Bounce Back from Adversity," by Joshua D. Margolis and Paul G. Stoltz; "Rebounding from Career Setbacks," by Mitchell Lee Marks, Philip Mirvis, and Ron Ashkenas; "Realizing What You're Made Of," by Glenn E. Mangurian; "Extreme Negotiations," by Jeff Weiss, Aram Donigian, and Jonathan Hughes; and "Post-Traumatic Growth and Building Resilience," by Martin Seligman and Sarah Green Carmichael.
The white colonisers of Australia suffered from Alliumphobia, a fear of garlic. Local cooks didn�t touch the stuff and it took centuries for that fear to lift. This food history of Australia shows we held onto British assumptions about produce and cooking for a long time and these fed our views on racial hierarchies and our place in the world. Before Garlic we had meat and potatoes; After Garlic what we ate got much more interesting. But has a national cuisine emerged? What is Australian food culture?
Renowned food writer John Newton visits haute cuisine or fine dining restaurants, the cafes and mid-range restaurants, and heads home to the dinner tables as he samples what everyday people have cooked and eaten over centuries. His observations and recipes old and new, show what has changed and what hasn�t changed as much as we might think even though our chefs are hailed as some of the best in the world.
DALE / YEN
A book that debunks the popular myth that William Wordsworth was, first and foremost, a poet of daffodils, Wordsworth's Gardens and Flowers: The Spirit of Paradise provides a vivid account of Wordsworth as a gardening poet who not only wrote about gardens and flowers but also designed - and physically worked in - his gardens. Wordsworth's Gardens and Flowers: The Spirit of Paradise is a book of two halves. The first section focuses on the gardens that Wordsworth made at Grasmere and Rydal in the English Lake District, and also in Leicestershire, at Coleorton. The gardens are explored via his poetry and prose and the journals of his sister, Dorothy Wordsworth. In the second half of the book, the reader learns more of Wordsworth's use of flowers in his poetry, exploring the vital importance of British flowers and other 'unassuming things' to his work, as well as their wider cultural, religious and political meaning. Throughout, the engaging, accessible text is woven around illustrations that bring Wordsworth's gardens and flowers to life, including rare botanical prints, many reproduced here for the first time in several decades. AUTHORS: Peter Dale took his degree at Selwyn College, Cambridge. He is a poet, musician, antiquarian bookbinder and gardener who has contributed numerous articles to Hortus, the prestigious British horticultural journal. He is the author of a forthcoming book about the Irish garden and its spirit. Peter has lectured widely on music and literature, for the WEA and the Wordsworth Conference Foundation, amongst other institutions. Brandon C. Yen received his doctorate at Queens' College, Cambridge and is now a research fellow at University College Cork, where he works on Wordsworth's connections with Ireland. He is the author of a book-length study of Wordsworth's long poem, The Excursion (Liverpool University Press, 2018). In 2017, Brandon curated an exhibition on 'Wordsworth's Flowers' for the Wordsworth Museum in Grasmere.