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Once in a Lifetime

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The Worst Case Scenario Cookery Club: the perfect laugh-out-loud romantic comedy

Chrissie Manby
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'Funny, warm and engaging; this year's must-read! 5****' By the Letter Book ReviewsIn the quaint seaside town of Newbay, a beginner's cookery course is starting. And three very different students have signed up...Liz's husband has left her for a twenty-something clean-eating blogger, and she's determined to show the world - and her daughter - she's just as capable in the kitchen. John, newly widowed after fifty years of marriage, can't live on sympathy lasagnes forever. To thirty-year-old workaholic Bella, the course is a welcome escape from her high-pressure job. Their only common ground: between them, they can barely boil an egg! Enter talented chef Alex, who is determined to introduce his pupils to the comforts of cuisine. As Liz, John and Bella encounter various disasters in the kitchen, the unlikely trio soon form a fast friendship. Their culinary skills might be catastrophic - but could the cookery club have given them a recipe for happiness?The wonderful new novel from bestselling author Chrissie Manby is perfect for fans of Jill Mansell, Trisha Ashley, Cathy Bramley, and The Great British Bake Off.Praise for The Worst Case Scenario Cookery Club:'A lovely book which brought a tear to my eye in places' - Broadbeansbooks'Heartwarming' - The Book Bag'Funny and emotional...a MUST READ this autumn' - On My Bookshelf'A very warm tale full of different kinds of love; just delicious!' - Netgalley Reviewer'If you want a funny, emotional read that will leave you wanting more then you need this book in your life!' - Goodreads'I loved this book... the perfect place to find a recipe for happiness!' - Goodreads'What an absolute joy to read...such a lovely story' - Goodreads'A winning recipe of a story... I devoured it from cover to cover!' - Goodreads 'Just the breath of fresh air that I needed... I could have kept reading for many more pages!' - Netgalley'I adored this hilarious book!' I Read Novels'Chrissie Manby has cooked up a fine tale' Cultural Wednesday'What a wonderfully lighthearted and uplifting novel, one I couldn't put down' - Bloglovin'An absolute joy to read - highly recommended for when you need a little pick-me-up!' - Brew and Book Reviews

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The Chambers Dictionary of Great Quotations

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With over 25,000 quotations from over 4,000 sources, The Chambers Dictionary of Great Quotations is the category-leading quotations dictionaryWelcome to a treasure trove of the wittiest, most insightful, most famous and most important words uttered in history. With more quotes than any other quotations dictionary, from more sources, with better international coverage and full author biographies rather than just a brief line, The Chambers Dictionary of Great Quotations is the only book you need.This new edition brings things right up to date with thousands of new quotations right up to 2015, mixing old favourites and new sources such as Barack Obama, Bradley Wiggins, Kurt Vonnegut, Arsene Wenger, Richard Dawkins, Seamus Heaney, Pope Francis and of course, 50 Cent.This is a browser's paradise stretching from ancient times to the present day. Entries are arranged alphabetically by author, starting with Diane Abbot's description of the United Kingdom's Parliament as 'a nightmare of elderly white males' and finishing with Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg telling us to 'move fast and break things'. Between those two extremes are just under 1000 pages of quotations, followed by a 350 page keyword index, so you can locate a quote even if you can only remember a single word or phrase.As well as literary quotations from important authors past and present this collection contains quotations from writers, critics, politicians and journalists. We have sought out memorable phrases from scientists, industrialists, entertainers, sportspeople, and many more, to reflect the diversity of modern life. And just as the world has changed since the last edition of this dictionary, so many of the hundreds of new quotations reflect these changes, and important global and local events.The Chambers Dictionary of Great Quotations includes quotations from over 4,000 sources, including: Jonathan Aitken, Woody Allen, Giorgio Armani, David Beckham, The Bible, Tony Blair, Don Bradman, Robert Burns, George W Bush, Catullus, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Brian Clough, Jarvis Cocker, Simone de Beauvoir, Charles Dickens, Tracey Emin, E M Forster, Stephen Fry, Joseph Heller, Charlton Heston, John Humphrys, Joan of Arc, Elton John, The Koran, Mao Zedong, George Melly, George Michael, Jo Moore, Andrew Motion, Friedrich Nietzsche, Sylvia Plath, Plato, Will Self, William Shakespeare, Stevie Smith, Kevin Spacey, Quentin Tarantino, Margaret Thatcher, Queen Victoria, Gore Vidal, Oscar Wilde, Michael Winner, Emile Zola and many more.If you've ever struggled with a half-remembered line or you've got a quote in your head and don't know where it comes from, this is the book for you. 'A fresh and lively collection... first-class' Sunday Times'A wonderful volume... full of goodies' Irish Independent'Chambers is the one I keep at my right hand' Philip Pullman

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The Dukan Everyday Easy Cookbook

Dr Pierre Dukan, Joy Skipper
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So Me

Graham Norton
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Eating and Cheating

Gill Holcombe
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From the bestselling author of How to Feed Your Whole Family... comes a cookbook for busy women who want it all. Eating and Cheating is full of easy-to-follow recipes to match your every mood, from nutritious family meals and home baking, to child (and adult) friendly party food. Whether you're a working mum, a lady who lunches, a guilty fast-food freak or a self-indulgent comfort eater - or all of the above - this book has the recipe, in its most simple, tried-and-tested form. Eating and Cheating is about fun, good value, delicious food, healthy eating (mostly), real life - and recipes you'll actually want to try out.Praise for How to Feed Your Whole Family . . .'Genuinely useful for those on a tight budget'Guardian'The antidote to celebrity chefs' lavish recipes' Telegraph

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Anna Hipkiss
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Getting Personal

Chrissie Manby
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Chrissie Manby

'Her witty take on life and love hits the mark once again' - Buzz'Manby will have you in fits once again' - OK!Why is it that your best friend always seems to end up with men who treat her badly? Why is that your best male friend seems intent on dating the kind of girl who thinks that Nietzche is an STD? Why is it that your own little black book looks more and more like the non-celeb client list of the Priory? Why can't any of you find someone quite right?Ruby, Martin and Lou are three old friends who have spent too much time talking about the ones that got away. Facing another summer without love, they decide to approach the dating dilemma in the way they approached finding flatmates. They're going to place personal ads. For one another.Will it tempt their dream date/soul mate? Or is it a recipe for romantic disaster?

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Lost Crafts: Rediscovering Traditional Skills

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Gerald Seymour discusses Iran as a setting for his recent novel THE CORPORAL'S WIFE, his love of sport, and how he conducts his research.

Gerald Seymour Q&A

1. Do you find Iran, where you set THE CORPORAL’S WIFE, your new thriller, particularly interesting at the moment? Iran is a top target, and not only for contemporary thriller writers. There are plenty of well sourced stories of espionage runs inside the Islamic Republic by agents of the CIA, the UK's MI6, French and German agencies, and the secretive but obviously highly successful Israeli Mossad. The men who do this work - I've not heard of female spies arrested inside Iran - have to be either excessively greedy and want the money, or desperately hostile to the regime and that leads them towards huge personal danger, or they have been compromised and turned (in the jargon) and so are between a rock and a hard place, and finally the option is that they may have an excessive belief in their own skills and reckon that will keep them safe, a big ask. They usually fall into the MICE profile: Money, Ideology, Compromise or Ego. What makes Iran difficult for the recruiters is that there is no Glienicke Bridge (outside of old Cold War Berlin and where captured agents were swapped routinely by the Americans and the Soviets). If taken in Iran the agent will hang in the yard of the Evin gaol ... and many do. So, Iran and its secrets are a fertile area for writers, and because the stakes are so high, matters of life and death, the characters who play the games are fascinating. 2. Is there anywhere in the world you wouldn’t set one of your novels? Is there an island or a country where every citizen is smiling and there are no secret police with unpleasant habits in their holding cells, and no mafia groups ripping off the general public? I'm not sure where such a place is and if it exists then it would be much too boring to write about ... that means pretty much everywhere else in the world is on the radar - which means I have to keep slogging away because there are so many good stories to be written. 3. Is there anywhere in which you particularly relish doing your research? I'm always so grateful to journalists and police officers and soldiers and the 'ordinary' people I meet up with if they accept my assurance that any conversation is 'off the record' and 'non-attrib' and they have enough trust in me to tell it like it is and not with a public relations gloss. Anywhere in the world where I can conjure up a few dark corners and lengthening shadows, and where I can wander and learn is as good a place as any other. It could be Belfast, or the roads around the old hanging gaol in Pretoria, or a bazaar in the North West Frontier, or Sarajevo ... I don't have favourites and still get a huge adrenaline surge when I am on new territory and a story seems to be sliding into my notebook. I am very lucky. 4. You love your sports … do you think you will involve sportsmen in a future novel? Or should they be kept separate! Sport is a great relaxation for me: sadly, the playing days and participating are now in the dim past. I watch Premiership rugby and first class cricket, and get great pleasure from seeing my grandchildren taking part. Sport is a huge relaxation after a week at the keyboard and I don't permit that to nudge into a story ... it is switch-off time. But, I do believe that sportsman and artists (painters, sculptors, composers, writers) are similar. They walk out into a stadium and don't know how they are going to perform, however well coached. The artists settle in their studio or wherever and don't know whether ideas will materialise, nor where such ideas may be sourced from. We both fly on the seat of our pants: stressful and exciting. For neither of us are there any guarantees of quality or success. 5. Your novels have huge cast lists. How do you keep all your characters in line? I have big casts of characters and they are an indulgence. It seems worthwhile to invent and create the people in the stories, a part of the privilege of being a novelist. I sketch out their biographies before I start on Chapter One but am quite prepared for any of them go off on their own sweet way and take me with them. I know how a story will begin but rarely have a clear idea of how it will end. They lead me and I'm happy with that freedom given them. 6. Is there one of your books you’d yet like to see made into a drama – either big screen or little? There are four of the books that are currently either contracted to a film/tv company or are being negotiated for ... that is a different world. If a story gets to the screen then that is a bonus but not something I aim for when writing. It is rare that you hear somebody say they enjoyed the film more than reading the book. But, Harry's Game on UK television and also in dozens of countries, was a strong shop window for what I try to achieve. The screen is good for the ego but, for me, books come first by a long distance. 7. Will you ever revisit Ireland in fiction? Yes - watch this space.

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Peter Stanford

Peter Stanford's previous investigations into the history, theology, enduring appeal and cultural significance of religious ideas include Martin Luther: Catholic Dissident; Judas: The Troubling History of the Renegade Apostle; The Devil - A Biography; Heaven - A Traveller's Guide to the Undiscovered Country; and The She-Pope, an investigation of the Pope Joan legend. His other books include biographies of Bronwen Astor, Lord Longford and the Poet Laureate, C Day-Lewis, plus the polemical Catholics and Sex that became an award-winning Channel 4 series in 1992. He is a senior features writer at the Daily and Sunday Telegraph titles, and contributes to the Independent, the Observer, the Daily Mail and the Catholic weekly, the Tablet, where he is a columnist. He has presented programmes on BBC 1, Channel 4 and Channel 5, as well as BBC Radios 2 and 4 and the BBC World Service.