A Sea of Stars by Kate Maryon

By Kate Maryon

Ladies with very assorted lives come jointly during this appealing and relocating tale of friendship and family members, by means of a tremendous new voice in girls’ fiction. Meet Maya. She has a snug, relaxed existence together with her a bit hippy ma and pa by means of the ocean in Cornwall. yet as an basically baby, Maya feels smothered through her parents’ love and longs to be a given extra freedom and independence; yet what Maya desires greater than something is a sister. Meet Cat. She’s by no means identified her dad and her mum’s an alcoholic and isn't able to taking care of herself, not to mention her eleven yr previous daughter. Cat’s spent her existence holding her mum and holding a few darkish secrets and techniques; all she wishes is to be left on my own. yet Cat and Maya’s worlds collide while Cat is taken into care and Maya’s mom and dad make the life-changing determination to undertake her. Maya can’t wait to welcome Cat into the kinfolk and hopes that via having a sister, her mom and dad may possibly learn how to ‘chill out’ and provides Maya a section extra freedom. yet Cat is indignant and envious and resists Maya’s makes an attempt at friendship and shortly Maya’s thought of an ideal relatives is blown out of the water. As tensions upward thrust and secrets and techniques pop out, will the women ever turn into pals, not to mention sisters?

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1S6 L. Ackers, Shifting Spaces - Women, Citizenship and Migration in the European Union (Bristol: Policy Press, 1998). 157 At this initial stage, reconciliation was formulated along the lines of 'sharing on equal terms' the responsibilities within the family between men and women. 1S8 The same objectives were later reiterated in two equal opportunities action programmes1S9 and eventually in the Community Charter of the Fundamental Social Rights of Workers. 161 Such an approach ignores the fact that structural inequalities are inherent in society and places individuals in different positions.

The recently adopted Citizenship183 and Family Reunification Directives184 do indeed acknowledge that the 180 Resolution of the Council and the Ministers for Employment and Social Policy, meeting within the Council of 29 June 2000 on 'The Balanced Participation of Women and Men in Family and Working Life', OJ [2000] C218/5; emphasiS added. 181 OJ [2000] C364/1. 182 OJ [1968] L257/2. 183 Directive 2004/38/EC on the right of citizens of the Union and their family members to move and reside freely within the territory of the Member States, OJ [2004] L229/35.

Eind [2007] ECR 1-10719. 135, Anno 2002, 1-11, at 9 and 10. 192 For example, see Cases T-177/01 Jego-Quere & Co v. Commission [2002] ECR II-2365, paragraphs 41,42, 47; T-211/02 Tideland Signal Ltd v. Commission [2002] ECR II-3781. 193 Case C-S40/03 Parliament v. Council [2006] ECR 1-5769. 194 S. Koukoulis-Spiliotopoulos, 'The Lisbon Treaty and the Charter of Fundamental Rights: Maintaining and Developing the acquis in Gender Equality', European Gender Equality Law Review, 1 (2008), 15-24. 44 Reconciling Work and Family Life in EU Law and Policy addressed and had a positive impact on reconciliation.

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