‘A deft, satisfying and poignant collection of stories . . . I loved it.’ PANDORA SYKES
‘These are stories of fierce clarity and tenderness – I loved them’ LUCY CALDWELL, author of Intimacies
‘Qureshi writes with courage’ Ingrid Persaud, author of Love After Love
‘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: the misunderstandings between families, the silences between friends and the dissonance between lovers.
Set between the blossoming countryside of England, the South of France and Tuscany, and the bustling cities of London and Lahore, Things We Do Not Tell The People We Love shines a light on the parts of ourselves we rarely reveal.
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 understand each other away from home.
The underlying themes of loneliness, secrets, family and a yearning for love intertwine these extraordinary stories from the award-winning author of How We Met.
THE TIMES BESTSELLER
‘The most perceptive book I have ever read about the female interior’ DOLLY ALDERTON
‘It is so good! It is so honest about being a woman and all the things that are expected of us … I enjoyed it very much.’ MARIAN KEYES
AS DISCUSSED ON THE SARA COX SHOW AND BBC WOMAN’S HOUR
A STYLIST MUST READ BOOK OF 2018
A RED MAGAZINE BEST BOOK OF 2018
‘Turning thirty is like playing musical chairs. The music stops, and everyone just marries whoever they happen to be sitting on.’
Who the f*ck is Tori Bailey?
There’s no doubt that Tori is winning the game of life. She’s inspired millions of women to stick two fingers up at convention with her bestselling memoir, and she has the perfect relationship to boot.
But Tori Bailey has been living a lie.
Everyone around her is getting married and having babies, but her long-term boyfriend won’t even talk about getting engaged. And when her best friend Dee – her plus one, the only person who understands the madness – falls in love, suddenly Tori’s in terrifying danger of being left behind.
When the world tells you to be one thing and turning thirty brings with it a loud ticking clock, it takes courage to walk your own path.
It’s time for Tori to practise what she’s preached, but the question is: is she brave enough?
The debut adult novel by bestselling author Holly Bourne is a blisteringly funny, honest and moving exploration of love, friendship and navigating the emotional rollercoaster of your thirties.
Everyone is raving about this book!
‘Truly a f***ing good novel’ EVENING STANDARD
‘Relatable for any woman navigating emotional time bombs’ RED
‘Bourne holds a mirror up to contemporary aspiration, deftly probing the dissonant dualism between the shinier selves projected online and people’s offline reality.’ SUNDAY TIMES
‘Identifiable, heart-breaking and wickedly funny. I’d say this is one of my favourite books of the year’ GIOVANNA FLETCHER
‘Funny, sad, honest, insightful, up-to-the-minute. Kept me guessing (and hoping) to the last page’ ROISIN MEANEY
‘Sure to resonate with anyone navigating the emotional minefield of their thirties’ – RED ONLINE
‘Smart, witty and perceptive. Razor-sharp on friendship, self-image and self-deception’ LUCY DIAMOND
‘Sublime, perfectly observed’ LAURA JANE WILLIAMS
‘Bourne incinerates the lies we’re all capable of telling ourselves in this raw and very funny book; it’ll resonate with anyone trying to convince themselves that sticking it out is better than being alone.’ EMERALD STREET
‘Funny, real and heartbreaking. I haven’t been this obsessed with a book in years.’ LUCY VINE
‘Injected with such reality it can’t help but be hilarious’ TIMES
‘Well-written, genuinely funny and movingly honest. It could be a life-changing read for many.’ – SHEERLUXE
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 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
‘wonderful, moving, humorous … extremely poignant’ Charlie Mortimer, Dear Lupin
‘…by turns acidly funny, exasperating and poignant, painting a moving portrait both of mental illness and of a father in denial. But paternal love… shines through.’ Caroline Sanderson, Sunday Express
Letters, Laughter and all the things we leave unsaid…
Moving your whatnots et al into the flat has put paid to any improvements in my back. Still, at least it’s done now.Your mother is already worrying how you’ll cope and is at work on reams of notes on all sorts of matters from how to tell if meat has gone off to washing whites. Smell it and wear black is my advice. Please do try to master the can opener and other basics before calling. You know how she worries.
When Iain Maitland’s eldest son left home for university he wrote regularly to him; funny, curmudgeonly letters chronicling their family life and giving Michael unsolicited and hopeless advice on everything from DIY to women. He never expected a reply – they were simply his way of continuing their relationship. What Iain didn’t realise was that away from home his beloved boy was suffering from depression and anorexia. Only much later did it become apparent to Iain and his wife just how oblivious they had been, and for how very long.
Told through Iain’s letters and the unfolding reality of Michael’s situation, Dear Michael, Love Dad forces us to question how well we can ever truly know our loved ones, but most of all expresses the unbreakable bond between a father and son.
‘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
‘The book is a delight to read: each chapter is as academically astute as you would expect from this author, but delivered with a light touch and entertaining writing-style that sweeps the reader through the pages.’ – Archaeology Worldwide
In The First Ghosts, he has found the perfect medium for bringing the ancient Mesopotamians back from the dead… Despite the morbid theme and remote cultural milieu, this is not a sombre book. One does not have to share Finkel’s empathy for this subjects, both ghostly and Mesopotamian, to be entertained and enlightened by The First Ghosts. – TLS
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?
‘The perfect beach read’ THE SUNDAY TIMES
‘I love this man so much. He was, and always will be, my knight in shining Westwood.’ DAVINA MCCALL
‘This is a story that should never have been told’ KATE MOSS
‘If you want to change your life but can’t.. I strongly advise you read this book’ TRACEY EMIN
As one of club culture’s most notorious – and best loved – figures, Tony is a complete force of nature.
Here he tells the most extraordinary stories of depravity and hedonism, of week-long benders and extreme self-destruction – and of recovery, redemption, friendship and the joy of a good tune.
‘Anyone can get a party started, but no one keeps it going like Fat Tony, the energy never dips and
what a life he’s lived.. He’s a tosser but we still love him.’ ELTON JOHN & DAVID FURNISH
DJ Fat Tony has been described as ‘the closest thing that club culture has to a national treasure’ and the ‘unlikely cult hero of quarantine’. Few people have crammed so many lives into one: when your first line of cocaine is aged 16 with Freddie Mercury, where do you go from there?
I Don’t Take Requests is Fat Tony’s breathtakingly candid and outrageous memoir of a life of extremes. From his childhood on an estate in Battersea where he honed his petty criminality, was abused by an older man and made friends with Boy George, to his teenage years spent parading the Kings Road in his latest (stolen) clobber, working as a receptionist for a prostitute, hanging out with Leigh Bowery and Sue Tilley and creating his drag persona, to his life as DJ to the stars and his spiral into serious drug addiction.
Now, he is 16 years sober and, alongside working to help others overcome addiction, DJing for everyone from Elton John to Louis Vuitton and the Beckhams – and running one of lockdown’s most popular Instagram accounts with its wickedly funny memes.
It is all here in horrifying, glorious, heart-breaking detail.
‘Whenever we host a party, Tony is our first port of call. He’ll have everyone dancing, guarantee great memories, and the stories he tells… Just don’t f*****g ask for any requests!’ DAVID & VICTORIA BECKHAM
‘There is nobody in London, let alone the world who has lived a more extraordinary life… his journey from villain to real life hero is one of the most beautiful examples of humanity I have ever witnessed. I wouldn’t be without this c*nt.’ KELLY OSBOURNE
‘Hearing Tony’s story is brutal and shocking. He is nothing short of a miracle and his willingness to be of service to others seeking sobriety is testament to how far he has come from the days of pulling his own teeth out.’ MARC JACOBS