‘A deft, satisfying and poignant collection of stories . . . I loved it’ Pandora Sykes
‘Huma Qureshi is a writer I know I’ll be reading for years and years and years’ Natasha Lunn, author of Conversations on Love
A breathtaking collection of stories about our most intimate relationships, and the secrets, misunderstandings and silences that haunt them.
A daughter asks her mother to shut up, only to shut her up for good; an exhausted wife walks away from the husband who doesn’t understand her; on holiday, lovers no longer make sense to each other away from home.
Set across the blossoming English countryside, the stifling Mediterranean and the bustling cities of London and Lahore, Things We Do Not Tell The People We Love illuminates the parts of ourselves we rarely reveal.
*Longlisted for the Jhalak Prize*
*Longlisted for the Edge Hill Prize*
‘These are stories of fierce clarity and tenderness – I loved them’ Lucy Caldwell, author of Intimacies
‘Charming and endearing . . . a moving story about the past and the shadow it forever leaves on the present’
Huma Qureshi, author of Things We Do Not Tell the People We Love
‘Sublime . . . A fantastic debut from a promising new literary voice’
Nick Bradley, author of Four Seasons in Japan
Delhi, 1997: It is India’s fiftieth year of independence, the year of Hindu nationalists and atomic bombs. But twelve-year-old Adi has a bigger problem: his Ma has gone missing – again. Left with an ailing grandmother, a raging father and no answers, he finds an unlikely ally: a talking vulture who reveals itself to be a bureaucrat from the ‘Department of Historical Adjustment’. The Department holds Adi’s family files, which will take him on a journey through time and memory, through fifty years of India’s history, uncovering the darkest secrets of his Ma’s past. But first, he must unlock them by facing his greatest fears.
As bright and hopeful as it is devastating, Remember, Mr Sharma explores the ways in which we view the past, its inescapable hold over us and the stories we tell to set ourselves free.
Lorna Byrne has helped millions of people around the world by calling on them to realise that they each have a guardian angel and by showing them that can ask for help from God and the angels.
Lorna is often asked for help on how to ask and how to pray, so in this new book she gives detailed advice and also includes prayers for different occasions.
She says: ‘Sometimes our prayers are so focussed on asking for things, we forget to listen out for what God, the angels and our love ones are trying to tell us. God always has this abundance of blessings prepared for us, small blessings and great blessings. He wants to give every individual great life-changing blessings, beginning when that individual is born. God will do everything to make it happen, but He will never infringe on an individual’s free will, which a good reason for us to engage intelligent conversation with him – listening as well as asking – in prayer.’
You’re having a baby! Or, at least, your partner is! Which means you are too.
Not literally, of course, but you do have lots of excitement, anticipation and nervousness ahead, the likes of which you’ve never experienced before.
This book is just for you: the new father. It guides you through the emotional rollercoaster of pregnancy and gets you ready for anything your newborn may throw at you (including, but not limited to, regurgitated milk).
From how your baby develops month by month to how to support your partner (it’s the little things that count, we tell ourselves), from putting up a travel cot or installing a car seat once your little one is ready for the world, Pregnancy, Babies & Toddlers for Men is your survival guide from conception to the toddler years ahead.
* Previously published separately as Pregnancy for Men and Babies & Toddlers for Men *
“I shouldn’t have enjoyed him calling me his wife, but I also shouldn’t have had him between my legs . . .”
♥️A HOT, DARK ROMANCE FROM THE TIKTOK SENSATION – SHAIN ROSE IS YOUR NEW OBSESSION♥️
OUR MARRIAGE ISN’T REAL. SO WHY DO OUR KISSES FEEL SO GOOD?
Declan Hardy, heartthrob and retired billionaire, is my complete opposite.
He’s commanding: I’m cooperative.
He’s loud when I stay quiet.
All we have in common is that both our names are on my father’s will.
He’ll inherit an empire – and I’ll keep the one thing I hold dear.
But there’s a catch: I have to marry him – or at least, pretend to.
One year of fake marriage.
One year of living together.
But it’s not that simple.
Especially when I can’t tell if his kisses are fake – and if I’m really still pretending when I kiss him back…
There’s a fine line between commitment and betrayal… and neither of us knows where it falls. Declan and I would never work for real – or would we?
♥️BOOK 4 COMING SEPTEMBER 2024♥️
You’re having a baby!
Or, at least, your partner is!
Which means you are too.
Not literally, of course, but you do have nine months of excitement, anticipation and nervousness ahead, the likes of which you’ve never experienced before.
Fatherhood is just around the corner and it’s ace – but are you ready?
Most pregnancy books are for the mother but this one is just for you, the new father. It guides you through this emotional rollercoaster and gets you ready for anything your newborn may throw at you (including, but not limited to, regurgitated milk).
From how your baby develops month by month to how to support your partner (it’s the little things that count, we tell ourselves), international bestseller Pregnancy for Men is your survival guide to the whole nine months.
And when the newborn arrives (and you can’t put the car seat in) Mark’s on hand with the next instalment, Babies and Toddlers for Men, packed with funny anecdotes and advice from an array of new dads. Or if you’re short on time – Pregnancy for Men 101 Tips and Babies and Toddlers for Men 101 Tips.
If you’re at a crossroads, this is the book you need to read to begin chasing your dreams. Includes a foreword by Sheryl Sandberg.
Do you have a little voice in your head telling you to pursue the thing you love? Leaving a comfortable job to pursue a passion is a brave, bold move – but it’s far from impossible. In this inspiring read When to Jump founder Mike Lewis has curated a community of people to share their stories about taking the leap into the unknown – people from all walks of life who left the safe inertia of their own circumstances to try and do what they really wanted to be doing. These are empowering, compelling tales about taking risks and embracing fear.
Forget what you should be doing, what do you want to be doing? What do you love doing? When to Jump will show you that starting something different is possible. Nothing will change unless you make the change – the journey starts here…
Mike has recently been awarded the Goldman Sachs accolade ‘100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs’.
“Whether you’re burned out, in a rut, or just feel that you want something else, Mike Lewis’s When to Jump is the book for you. With more than forty stories of people who decided to make a major change, this book offers the inspiration as well as a practical and simple framework to help you make your own jump. A must read for anyone seeking to not only succeed but thrive.” – Arianna Huffington, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Thrive and The Sleep Revolution
“A lively and inspiring guidebook for anyone who wants to make the jump from normal to extraordinary.” – Tony Robbins, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Unshakeable and MONEY: Master the Game
“The book that will change your life today.” – The Sunday Times Style
“A smart and sensitive take on how to make positive changes with confidence. It also serves up lessons on failure and dealing with the fear that stops us rerouting lives we aren’t happy to be living. Most important, the book advises you not to ignore the little voice that keeps reminding you things are not the way you want them to be.” – The Sunday Times Style
“If you’re thinking of taking a lifestyle leap, don’t do anything till you’ve read the inspiring new book that will show you how.” – The Sunday Times Style
“Lewis has interviewed 44 ‘jumpers’, who are rarely less than fascinating…a simple and powerful message: be brave. Everyone should have these words on their wall: you only get one life.” – The Daily Mail
“This inspiring book could be just the read you need to make your own dreams reality.” – The Press Association
‘The perfect guidebook for those who are only tentatively dipping their toe into the entrepreneurial world…an inspiring and useful read’ – The Independent
‘It’s enthralling stuff, mixing the scholarly with the accessible and placing storytelling right at the heart of the human experience.’ – History Revealed
‘A fascinating journey’ – Yorkshire Post
‘Marvellous…Finkel is an expert in Mesopotamian cultures at the British Museum, and is one of the most clever, and nicest, of people it has ever been my pleasure to encounter…A fascinating journey’ – The Scotsman
There are few things more in common across cultures than the belief in ghosts. Ghosts inhabit something of the very essence of what it is to be human. Whether we personally ‘believe’ or not, we are all aware of ghosts and the rich mythologies and rituals surrounding them. They have inspired, fascinated and frightened us for centuries – yet most of us are only familiar with the vengeful apparitions of Shakespeare, or the ghastly spectres haunting the pages of 19th century gothic literature. But their origins are much, much older…
The First Ghosts: Most Ancient of Legacies takes us back to the very beginning. A world-renowned authority on cuneiform, the form of writing on clay tablets which dates back to 3400BC, Irving Finkel has embarked upon an ancient ghost hunt, scouring these tablets to unlock the secrets of the Sumerians, Babylonians and Assyrians to breathe new life into the first ghost stories ever written. In The First Ghosts, he uncovers an extraordinarily rich seam of ancient spirit wisdom which has remained hidden for nearly 4000 years, covering practical details of how to live with ghosts, how to get rid of them and bring them back, and how to avoid becoming one, as well as exploring more philosophical questions: what are ghosts, why does the idea of them remain so powerful despite the lack of concrete evidence, and what do they tell us about being human?