This book offers the first comprehensive study of Czech funerary practices to be published in English. It provides an in-depth account of the historical development of funeral traditions and customs in the Czech Lands from the beginning of the 20th century to the present day.
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From accountant to zoologist, this new edition of The A-Z of Careers and Jobs is your one-stop guide for insightful guidance on more than 300 different career areas in the UK.
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The Daily Telegraph Tax Guide is the UK's bestselling tax handbook, containing everything you need to know about completing a self-assessment tax return for 2018/19. With advice on how to complete self-assessment tax returns and a number of tax saving tips, this book includes: · Key
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The Daily Telegraph Tax Guide is the UK's bestselling tax handbook, containing everything you need to know about completing a self-assessment tax return for 2019/20. With advice on how to complete self-assessment tax returns and a number of tax saving tips, this book includes:·Key changes
from the Budget and Spring Statements ·Dealing effectively with HM Revenue & Customs ·Worked illustrations showing you how to complete your tax submission·How living or working abroad affects the tax that you pay·Tax saving tips which will help you save
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Now in its 21st edition, The Driving Instructor's Handbook is widely recognized in the driver training industry as the authoritative reference guide for both trainee and qualified instructors and is listed by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) as recommended reading for the Approved
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Richard Smith, David King, Ranjit Sidhu, Dan Skelsey
The Effective Change Manager's Handbook helps practitioners, employers and academics define and practise change management successfully and develop change management maturity within their organization. A single-volume learning resource covering the range of knowledge required, it includes chapters
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Whether it is a relaxing, action-packed or financially rewarding retirement you are planning for, this is the book for you. Fully revised and updated, The Good Retirement Guide 2020 is packed with hundreds of useful hints, tips and insights into your retirement preparation. In retirement, personal
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Have you learned how to learn? Written especially for professional or distance learners, part-time or mature students, and formal CPD qualification candidates, The Return to Study Handbook will teach you how to study effectively, ace your ongoing education, and get the grades you need to advance in
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