When is a gift not a gift? When it’s a bribe. For many, corporate hospitality oils the wheels of commerce. But where do you draw the line? Bribes, incentives and inducements are not just a matter of used banknotes stuffed in brown envelopes. Expenses, corporate settlement of personal bills, gifts and hospitality can all be used to influence business partners, clients and contractors. Can you afford unlimited fines? Under the Bribery Act 2010, a maximum of ten years’ imprisonment and an unlimited fine may be imposed for offering, promising, giving, requesting, agreeing, receiving or accepting bribes. With such strict penalties, it’s astonishing that so few companies have few or no measu...
When Sebastian says he wants to travel, the other toys suggest a trip to the North Pole or the Equator. But Sebastian is just a teddy-bear: how could he possibly go around the world on his own? Fate steps in, and soon he is on an adventure that takes him first to Paris and then on a train bound for Russia. Along the way, he has his portrait painted, joins a circus, becomes a magician’s assistant, and is mistaken for the Abominable Snowman.
Excerpt from Lays of West Africa: And Ditties of the Coast The Coast has the same charm-spell for all, West Africa known is West Africa's thrall. So Peter, delaying from boat to boat Put off his voyage too late. And, instead of finding himself aﬂoat, As happens so Often Went home to a coffin. A different Home than he wished at that date. It cut up very fat to his heir, his estate. Now, you will say, his troubles were o'er. But now his woe began. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
James and Carmona Hardwick are spending the summer playing host to numerous friends and relatives in an old Hardwick family residence by the sea. The arrival of Alan Field, a devastatingly handsome though shady figure from Carmona's past, destroys the holiday atmosphere in the old house and replaces it with a mounting tension, culminating in murder. Fortunately, Miss Silver is present to unravel the complex mystery and seek out the murderer amongst them.
The incredible international success story of Maori showbands comes to life here through the experiences of Mahora Peters and the Maori Volcanics. This engaging recollection of the glitz and glamour of life on the road in the 1960s and 1970s captures the heyday of the showband phenomenon. Add to the story a wonderful collection of photos and a bonus CD u Showband! is sure to be a big hit.