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A Darker Shade of Magic (Darker Shade of Magic, Book 1) by V. E. Schwab

By V. E. Schwab

From V.E. Schwab, the significantly acclaimed writer of Vicious, comes a brand new universe of bold experience, exciting energy, and parallel Londons, starting with A Darker coloration of Magic.

Kell is without doubt one of the final Travelers—magicians with a unprecedented, coveted skill to shuttle among parallel universes—as such, he can decide on the place he lands.
There's gray London, soiled and uninteresting, with none magic, governed via a mad King George. Then there's pink London, the place existence and magic are respected, and the Maresh Dynasty presides over a flourishing empire. White London, governed via whoever has murdered their method to the throne—a position the place humans struggle to manage magic, and the magic fights again, draining the town to its very bones. And as soon as upon a time, there has been Black London...but nobody speaks of that now.Officially, Kell is the pink visitor, own ambassador and followed Prince of crimson London, sporting the per 30 days correspondences among the royals of every London. Unofficially, Kell is a smuggler, servicing humans prepared to pay for even the smallest glimpses of a global they'll by no means see—a risky pastime, and person who has set him up for unintentional treason. Fleeing into gray London, Kell runs afoul of Delilah Bard, a cut-purse with lofty aspirations, first robs him, then saves him from a deadly enemy, after which forces him to spirit her to a different global for a formal adventure.

But perilous magic is afoot, and treachery lurks at each flip. to avoid wasting all the worlds, Kell and Lila will first have to remain alive—and that's proving trickier than they was hoping.

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There is greater awareness of the need to target more home-care services on the most disabled if they are to help to keep the disabled elderly out of institutional care, and a number of countries have launched initiatives to do so. However, these efforts call for a substantial input from informal carers. Informal carers cannot be taken for granted as a resource, but require support in a number of ways, for example, with specialised home-visiting services and respite care, and help to combine work and caring rather than leave the labour market on a long-term basis.

Thirdly, many countries have introduced respite-care services to provide carers with a break from caring responsibilities. Normally this is dependent on assessment and local resources. , Germany and the United Kingdom, now give pension credits to enable those out of the labour market due to caring to maintain pension rights. ● Finally, several countries, including Australia, Canada, Ireland, Sweden and the United Kingdom, have introduced payments to carers to compensate for employment income forgone due to caring (see Chapter 3).

As reported for Canada by Hollander and Chappell (2002), found that home-care programmes have been able to deliver care even to those with higher needs at lower cost than nursing homes. In part, this may be because of different starting points in distribution and cost of services. However, as more disabled people will need to be supported at home in the future, continued efforts to evaluate the outcome of home-care investments, in either cash or services, will be vital. 46 LONG-TERM CARE FOR OLDER PEOPLE – ISBN 92-64-00848-9 – © OECD 2005 2.

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