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Once in a Lifetime

Chrissie Manby
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Chrissie Manby
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Burn The Business Plan

Carl J. Schramm
Authors:
Carl J. Schramm

How would you like to get business startup advice straight from the man who co-founded Global Entrepreneurship Week and StartUp America? Well now you can. Carl Schramm, the man described by The Economist as 'the evangelist of Entrepreneurship', has written a myth-busting guide packed with tools and techniques to help you get your big idea off the ground. Carl believes that entrepreneurship has been completely misrepresented by the media, business books, University programmes and MBA courses. He believes that the perception of what it takes to start a business no longer matches the reality - which is bad news for everyone because it stops great ideas coming to life. Burn the Business Plan punctures the myth of the cool, tech-savvy 20-something entrepreneur with nothing to lose and venture capital to burn, showing that most people who start businesses are juggling careers and mortgages just like you. Burn the Business Plan is written to encourage you to get started. It demystifies the entrepreneurial process portrayed on television shows like Dragon's Den. It doesn't rely on largely irrelevant stories of overvalued tech startups, nor does it build on the largely mistaken narrative of a linear path from cold start to great success that is the essence of business planning, as taught in universities. This is the guide to starting and running a business that will actually work for the rest of us.Burn the Business Plan is for regular people who just want practical, real-world advice on how to start and run a successful business. It shows you how to avoid the common mistakes and what you need to do to put your enterprise on track for success.

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

Chrissie Manby
Authors:
Chrissie Manby

'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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Peggy and Me

Miranda Hart
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Miranda Hart

FROM THE STAR of the award-winning BBC sitcom Miranda, comes Miranda Hart's hilarious account of life with her beloved dog Peggy, a gorgeous white bichon frise.'Hilariously funny and often moving memoir ... we loved every word *****' Heat'Open, honest ... her misadventures are hilariously described ... charming and funny' Daily Express* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *Hello dear book browser and welcome to Peggy & Me, the story of my life since getting a beautiful Shih-Tzu Bichon Frise cross puppy (I call the breed a Shitty Frise - fun) in the form of Peggy.Some of you may be thinking: "a book about a dog, how totally brilliant, I need hear no more, I'm sold." In which case we should be best friends and go out to tea together, every day.Others of you may be thinking: "a book about a dog, how totally mad, she must have officially lost it." In which case I completely understand. For I once viewed dog owners with much suspicion. The way they obsessively talk about their dogs often using voices for them to reply; the way they have a light covering of dog hair all over their clothes and sofas; and worse, an alarming comfort and ease around excrement. But I now get why people become so mad about their hounds. It wasn't instant love I have to admit. Getting a puppy when I was at a low ebb in my life wasn't easy - there was a lot of challenging, what I call, dog administration (dog-min), and the humiliating first trip to the vet still haunts me. It's been a bumpy old road, but Peggy has been lovingly by my side through some life-changing moments and I wouldn't have coped without her. Most surprisingly she has taught me a huge amount - not how to get an old pie packet out of a bin and lick it (I could already do that), but real lessons about life and love and trust and friendship. Put aside any doggy reservations and come walkies with Peggy and me ...

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The Sirtfood Diet

Aidan Goggins, Glen Matten
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Aidan Goggins, Glen Matten

THE OFFICIAL, ORIGINAL SIRTFOOD DIET THAT WILL HELP YOU LOSE 7LBS IN JUST 7 DAYS!Switch on your body's fat-burning powers, supercharge weight loss, gain energy and help stave off disease with this easy-to-follow diet developed by the experts in nutritional medicine who proved the impact of Sirtfoods.Dark chocolate, coffee, kale - these are all foods that activate sirtuins and switch on the so-called 'skinny gene' pathways in the body. These are the same pathways more commonly activated by fasting and exercise - meaning they help the body to burn fat, increase muscle and improve health.Based on trials that showed an increase in lean muscle, as well as consistent weight loss of 7lbs over the course of just one week, The Sirtfood Diet is revolutionizing sports nutrition and healthy eating.Written by the nutritional experts behind those trials, and the only book rooted in their scientific research, The Sirtfood Diet gives you:- a simple, healthy way of eating for weight loss- inspirational case studies- delicious, easy-to-make recipes- a maintenance plan for prolonged successTV chef Lorraine Pascale, heavyweight champion boxer David Haye, model Jodie Kidd and The America's Cup team team GB leader Sir Ben Ainslie have all discovered the secret power of Sirtfoods. The Sirtfood Diet is a diet of inclusion not exclusion, and Sirtfoods are widely available and affordable for all. This is a diet that encourages you to pick up your knife and fork, and enjoy eating delicious healthy food while seeing the health and weight-loss benefits. Pioneers of the 'modern day medicine movement', advocating the need to complement medical intervention with nutrition and lifestyle changes, Aidan Goggins and Glen Matten both hold Master's Degrees in Nutritional Medicine and are recognized authorities on nutrition and health.www.aidangoggins.com @Aidan_Gogginswww.glenmatten.com @glenmatten

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The Dukan Everyday Easy Cookbook

Dr Pierre Dukan, Joy Skipper
Authors:
Dr Pierre Dukan, Joy Skipper

'I have learnt that to stay slim you need to cook and eat delicious food. The quick and easy mouth-watering recipes in this book will help you to do just that.'Dr Pierre DukanThe Dukan Everyday Easy Cookbook is for everyone who loves good food and cooking but wants to eat without piling on the pounds. Working with Dr Dukan, cookery writer Joy Skipper has created 120 deliciously simple recipes for the home cook so you can eat well and still lose weight. With recipes for the all-important Attack phase, ideas for packed lunches, and tempting diet-friendly puddings, the Dukan Everyday Easy Cookbook gives inspiration for every day of the week. Designed so you can cook one meal that's easy to adapt for non-dieters, this book will help you build the Dukan Diet into your life and ensure you stay healthy and slim permanently wilst still enjoying all the pleasure that food can bring.

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Chambers Biographical Dictionary Paperback

Chambers
Authors:
Chambers

"Some people leave a deeper footprint in the sands of time than others. In these pages we have access to their particular stories and identities."Dame Joan BakewellDiscover the most authoritative, entertaining and fascinating range of biographies in a single volume; from princes and presidents to artists, actors and authors. An historical tour de force and a joy to browse, The Chambers Biographical Dictionary includes everyone from Anne Frank to Kim Jong Il via Calvin Klein and Charles Dickens

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Break Into Travel Writing

Beth Blair
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Beth Blair

LEARN HOW TO WRITE COMPELLING STORIES ABOUT TRAVEL AND DISTANT LANDS.Getting paid to go on holiday may sound like a great lifestyle. But there's a lot of hard graft involved - particularly, breaking into this industry in the first place. Few industries have changed as rapidly as publishing, and within publishing few areas have changed as rapidly as travel publishing. This book will bring you bang up-to-date with the latest trends in blogging, social media, magazines, websites, travel guides, and travel books. It provides specific advice for each sector, on how to write and, just as importantly, how to get published. Written by Beth Blair, an American travel writer who has been published in books, magazines, and online, this book is full of practical and inspiring advice that will help you broaden your horizons and turn your travel writing into cash.ABOUT THE SERIESThe Teach Yourself Creative Writing series helps aspiring authors tell their story. Covering a range of genres from science fiction and romantic novels, to illustrated children's books and comedy, this series is packed with advice, exercises and tips for unlocking creativity and improving your writing. And because we know how daunting the blank page can be, we set up the Just Write online community at tyjustwrite, for budding authors and successful writers to connect and share.

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Boost Your Child's Fitness

Ceri Roberts
Authors:
Ceri Roberts

Teach Yourself - the world's leading learning brand - is relaunched in 2010 as a multi-platform experience that will keep you motivated to achieve your goals. Let our expert author guide you through this brand new edition, with personal insights, tips, energising self-tests and summaries throughout the book. Go online at www.teachyourself.com for tests, extension articles and a vibrant community of like-minded learners. And if you don't have much time, don't worry - every book gives you 1, 5 and 10-minute bites of learning to get you started. - Sensible advice on how to get your child interested in sports - Lots of suggestions for sporty activities for you to do together - whatever your fitness - Tips, tricks and techniques for getting them to eat healthily - Advice if you're worried about your child's weightThis book will help you overcome all your concerns about your child's health and fitness, giving you sensible advice for how to boost their activity levels and keep them active and healthy. It shows you things to do as a family, gives advice on how to motivate your child, and offers you tips on keeping their diet healthy - with plenty of sensible suggestions if you need to help your child lose weight.

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Get Your Articles Published

Lesley Bown
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Lesley Bown

LEARN HOW TO WRITE SUCCESSFUL JOURNALISM, FEATURES AND ARTICLES FOR PUBLICATION.Get Your Articles Published is a practical step-by-step guide offering you the information you to learn about the market, requirements, practicalities and skills needed to write on a freelance basis for magazines, it covers all major genres from mainstream and lifestyle through to more specialised subject areas. With plenty of information on legalities and logistics, such as writing to deadlines, the material is also accompanied by a range of useful resources, from websites to books and relevant writers' societies. By the end of this book, you will know how to research not only your subject but also your target publication and its readers, benefit from insider hints and tips from industry professionals and learn how and what to submit and to whom.ABOUT THE SERIESThe Teach Yourself Creative Writing series helps aspiring authors tell their story. Covering a range of genres from science fiction and romantic novels, to illustrated children's books and comedy, this series is packed with advice, exercises and tips for unlocking creativity and improving your writing. And because we know how daunting the blank page can be, we set up the Just Write online community at tyjustwrite, for budding authors and successful writers to connect and share.

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Make Your Small Business A Winner: Teach Yourself

Anna Hipkiss
Authors:
Anna Hipkiss

Make Your Small Business a Winner will equip you with all the skills and know-how you need to take your business to a higher level. Key tactics for successful businesses are universal. This book identifies those tactics and will help you to learn and apply them - however young or mature your business. Split into 3 sections, it tackles: Diagnosis - highlighting common mistakes and giving your business a health check; Solutions - detailing remedies for problems and strategies for future success; and Moving On - looking at a future vision, setting goals and assessing progress. Real case studies, interviews and a popular "checklist" approach underpin the unique insight of business consultant Anna Hipkiss - making this THE guide to fulfill your business future aims.NOT GOT MUCH TIME?One and five-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.AUTHOR INSIGHTSLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.TEST YOURSELFTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGEExtra online articles to give you a richer understanding of how to make your small business succeed.FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBERQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.TRY THISInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

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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

Una McGovern
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Una McGovern

navigating by the stars - thatchingcharcoal burning - maze laying - making candlesmaking besom brooms - making ciderblacksmithing - haymaking - using herbal remediesLost Crafts is an attractive and engaging introduction to a range of traditional and sustainable crafts, activities and pastimes. Around 100 traditional pursuits are described and illustrated, from whittling to spinning, beekeeping to dry-stone walling, lace-making to trout guddling.Whether seeking instruction or inspiration, interested in social history or simply curling up in an armchair and daydreaming, the reader will find Lost Crafts to be a fascinating treasury of pastimes from a bygone age. And, as awareness grows of our environmental footprints, these sustainable pursuits are increasingly relevant to the modern world.

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The Chambers Dictionary of Great Quotations

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Chambers
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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.