Related to: 'Defining You'

Hodder & Stoughton

The Swap

Fiona Mitchell
Authors:
Fiona Mitchell

***The second novel from Fiona Mitchell, author of the stunning The Maid's Room***When two strangers, Tess and Annie, undergo IVF at an American clinic, their embryos are mixed up and each woman gives birth to the wrong child.The women only discover the devastating error three years later. Tess wants to swap the children back; Annie doesn't. As the pair wrangle, neither of them expect what unfolds.Two women. Two children. One thought-provoking novel.*******PRAISE FOR THE MAID'S ROOM'A modern-day The Help' - Emerald Street'Passionate . . . powerful' - Daily Mail'Exquisite writing . . . a shocking and powerful story line that had me gripped and moved until the uplifting conclusion . . . A fascinating read about survival and the strength and resilience of the human heart' - Katie Marsh, author of A Life Without You and This Beautiful Life

John Murray

The Brief Life of Flowers

Fiona Stafford
Authors:
Fiona Stafford

Come rain or shine, flowers feature perennially in the landscape of human history. Their beauty has inspired some of the greatest works of art and literature, captivating creative minds from Ovid to O'Keeffe, Wordsworth to Van Gogh, Botticelli to Beatrix Potter. But flowers have also played a key part in forming the past, and may even shape our future. Some have served as symbols of monarchs, dynasties and nations - from the Wars of the Roses to the Order of the Thistle. And while the poppy is often associated with WWI, it was the elderflower that treated its wounded soldiers, joining a long line of healing flowers that have developed modern medicine, including lavender and foxgloves. From the personal to the political, flowers play a part in all aspects of life: the right rose, according to the Victorian language of flowers, might mend a broken heart, while sunflowers may just save our planet. This beautifully written collection is at once enchanting and intriguing, weaving together art, science, history and horticulture to offer a fresh perspective on the world around us. The Brief Life of Flowers reveals how even the most ordinary of flowers have extraordinary stories to tell.

Nicholas Brealey Publishing

Defining You

Fiona Murden
Authors:
Fiona Murden

*Take the online psychometric test and receive a full professional report*Have you ever wondered what a profiling session would tell you about yourself? Fiona Murden helps some of the most successful people in the world to understand their behaviour and improve their performance. Here she guides you through the professional profiling assessment process in private, to help you discover your strengths, understand what really drives you and learn which environments will help you to excel. Step by step you will build your unique personal profile. Take a psychometric test, run a 360 assessment, draw up your early years timeline and enjoy some valuable self-reflection. Fiona then expertly - and sensitively - coaches you through interpreting your results and taking your next steps to fulfil your potential.Our behaviour is at the core of what we do. This is your ultimate self-awareness toolkit to help you understand both your own and other's behaviour and to positively influence it. Along the way you may even start to sleep better, think more clearly and have good moods more often.Defining You opens a window into the elite process of psychological profiling and presents a clear path to improving your effectiveness with immediate actions and tangible tips.

John Murray

Elmet

Fiona Mozley
Authors:
Fiona Mozley
Hodder & Stoughton

The Maid's Room

Fiona Mitchell
Authors:
Fiona Mitchell

'A modern-day The Help' - Emerald Street'It's a book to read and then read again.' The Book Bag'I loved The Maid's Room with its exquisite writing, married with a shocking and powerful story line that had me gripped and moved until the uplifting conclusion.' Katie Marsh, author of A Life Without You and This Beautiful Life'A beautifully written and deeply moving novel . . . crafted with a mixture of grim detail, dark humour and poignancy, at times it's hard to believe that this book is a work of fiction. Genuinely excellent. *****' Heat******'This is where she sleeps. A cupboard. A bedroom. A windowless box.'Sisters Dolly and Tala have never felt further from home. In the blistering heat of Singapore, they spend their days enabling ex-pats to have lives they could never afford for themselves.Even though she has little freedom, Dolly can just about live with her job if it means she's able to support her beloved young daughter back in the Philippines. One day - if she's lucky - Dolly may even be able to go back and see her.Tala, however, just can't keep her mouth shut about the restrictive, archaic rules maids are forced to abide by on pain of deportation. She risks everything to help her fellow maids, who have struggled to have their voices heard for far too long.In a world where domestic workers are treated so poorly, The Maid's Room explores how women can come together to change each other's lives, and be the architects of their own futures.

Sceptre

The High Places

Fiona McFarlane
Authors:
Fiona McFarlane
John Murray

Byron

Fiona MacCarthy
Authors:
Fiona MacCarthy

Fiona MacCarthy makes a breakthrough in interpreting Byron's life and poetry drawing on John Murray's world-famous archive.She brings a fresh eye to his early years: his childhood in Scotland, embattled relations with his mother, the effect of his deformed foot on his development. She traces his early travels in the Mediterranean and the East, throwing light on his relationships with adolescent boys - a hidden subject in earlier biographies.While paying due attention to the compelling tragicomedy of Byron's marriage, his incestuous love for his half-sister Augusta and the clamorous attention of his female fans, she gives a new importance to his close male friendships, in particular that with his publisher John Murray. She tells the full story of their famous disagreement, ending as a rift between them as Byron's poetry became more recklessly controversial.Byron was a celebrity in his own lifetime, becoming a 'superstar' in 1812, after the publication of Childe Harold. The Byron legend grew to unprecedented proportions after his death in the Greek War of Independence at the age of thirty-six. The problem for a biographer is sifting the truth from the sentimental, the self-serving and the spurious. Fiona MacCarthy has overcome this to produce an immaculately researched biography, which is also her refreshing personal view.

Coronet

The One You Trust

Paul Pilkington
Authors:
Paul Pilkington

This is the final installment of the Emma Holden trilogy, loved by millions and which Jeffery Deaver has praised for its 'breakneck pace' and 'brilliantly unfolding puzzles'.Emma Holden is a pretty young actress, living and working in London, much in demand and with a close circle of nice, fun-loving friends. Now she is married. Perfect. Except that not all of her friends are what they seem. Twists and turns throw suspicion on one friend after another and on members of her family too. As the plot reaches almost dizzying speed, she uncovers sinister machinations in the world of London film and theatre and soon finds she is engaged in a fight for her very life.The thrilling conclusion to previous books in the trilogy; The One You Love and The One You Fear.

Coronet

The One You Fear

Paul Pilkington
Authors:
Paul Pilkington

The gripping sequel to the million-downloaded The One You Love.Emma Holden and her friends are trying to move on from the horrific events surrounding Dan's kidnap, when a shocking revelation drags them back into the nightmare and forces them to question everything they once believed to be true. More secrets will be revealed, more lies will be told, and more lives under threat.An extended version of the self-published novella, with more secrets, more tension and more drama

Sceptre

The Night Guest

Fiona McFarlane
Authors:
Fiona McFarlane
Hodder Paperbacks

The Love Book

Fiona O'Brien
Authors:
Fiona O'Brien

In 1980, three schoolgirls visit St. Valentine's shrine in Dublin, to write their petitions for love. By 2010, these same women have discovered that finding love was the easy part - it's what you do with it once you've found it that's tricky.When one of the women returns home unexpectedly from California, all three are forced to examine their choices, loves, and lives, which have proved surprising, and in some ways, precarious. So much for St. Valentine - if the saint has taught them anything about love - it's be careful what you wish for . . .But real love is always a work in progress - and Vonnie, Abby and Diana must learn they need to open their eyes and more especially their hearts - because St. Valentine has some unfinished business with them . . .

Hodder Paperbacks

Without Him

Fiona O'Brien
Authors:
Fiona O'Brien

Shelley Fitzgibbon has it all - three beautiful children, a charismatic, successful husband and the life of her dreams. Then her husband Charlie disappears, leaving behind more than just a business in crisis . . .When Charlie's estranged mother Vera opens her door to the broken family, secrets from the past begin to emerge that reveal there's more to the Fitzgibbons than meets the eye. As Shelley struggles to keep her family together, she begins to wonder if she ever knew the man she married . . . Is blood always thicker than water? Maybe Charlie's family are simply better off without him . . .

Hodder & Stoughton

Don't Say Goodbye

Fiona Stanford
Authors:
Fiona Stanford

When you fall in love with someone serving in the Armed Forces, it's hard to imagine the impact their career will have on your life. In Don't Say Goodbye, Fiona Stanford tells the untold story of the people left behind when our soldiers go off to fight. She reveals the hidden side to modern conflict - the story of the families, but in particular the wives, girlfriends, mothers and children - how it feels to live on a knife edge, bombarded with 24-hour news and footage of the war, and the constant terror that the next death you hear about on the television or the radio might be your loved one. Through tales of the Army lifestyle, she explains the reply to the age old question: 'How do you cope?' which is usually: 'You just get on with it'Fiona's husband handed over command of the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards to Lt Col Rupert Thorneloe before they deployed to Afghanistan in 2009, During the tour seven of their men were killed, including Rupert, and many were wounded. Here she shares the rewards and challenges of Army life - the desperate goodbyes with young children in tow, the bittersweet sense of pride and the huge relief of homecoming. She also tells of other goodbyes; to friends when 'posted on', to children when they go away to school and the ultimate goodbye, revealing the heartache of families whose loved ones do not return.This is a story of love - how love can survive and even grow when couples are separated by thousands of miles and days of anguish.Don't Say Goodbye sheds light on the unique camaraderie that develops amongst the women as they pull each other through the toughest of times. Poignant, inspiring and deeply moving, this book is a tribute to the women and families that support our heroes on the frontline.

Hodder Paperbacks

No Reservations

Fiona O'Brien
Authors:
Fiona O'Brien

Dom Coleman-Cappabianca is the divinely handsome owner of Dominic's, the hottest restaurant in town. But he's about to find out things are even steamier out of the kitchen. For starters, his blonde PR exec girlfriend Tanya seems hell bent on promoting her own interests, whatever the expense.Carla Berlusconi, the beautiful Italian American waitress, keeps her New York past to herself in Dominic's. But who is she? And what is her real story?Sexy doctor P.J. O'Sullivan is one of Dom's best customers. Five years on he still struggles to cope with the death of his beloved wife. Will he find true love again?Charlotte Keating is the perfect daughter, the perfect mother and now, the perfectly behaved divorcee. But her daughter Candy is about to change all that. And then Dom's glamorous Italian mother Cici is getting herself into some very hot water.From Dublin to Rome and New York, family fidelity is tested to its limits as the cast of Dominic's discover when love is the dish of the day, it's a recipe for trouble.

Hodder & Stoughton

Four Play

Fiona Walker
Authors:
Fiona Walker

One is no fun.Broken-hearted beauty Dilly Gently is an impossible romantic. She just knows her soul mate is out there - somewhere . . .Two is double trouble.Her best friend Nell doesn't believe in soul mates. But she does believe in fun. And her dashing twin brother Flipper is just the man to show Dilly a good time.Three is definitely a crowd.Dilly would rather be sharing soulful glances with gorgeous blond Magnus. But Nell has plans for him herself.It's all building up to some delicious four play . . .

Nicholas Brealey International

Success with Asian Names

Fiona Swee-Lin Price
Authors:
Fiona Swee-Lin Price

Have you ever wondered how to address people with Asian names in emails and letters? Had difficulty entering Asian names into databases? Been unsure how to pronounce an Asian name? Felt embarrassed and rude because of difficulty with Asian names? In "Success with Asian Names", Fiona Swee-Lin Price, answers these and many more, providing practical help on how to manage the challenges of dealing with unfamiliar Asian naming customs. The first part of the book provides background information on Asian names, contrasting the languages and Asian culture from which they are derived with the language and cultures of English-speaking countries and looks at cultural differences in the way people view names, as well as explaining the different writing systems and name structures in Asia. The second part provides detailed information on names from 14 specific Asian languages, with information on naming customs in a specific language, examples of typical names, how names from that culture might be Westernised and practical advice on pronunciation, how to address people and entering names into databases designed for Anglo-Saxon names data entry. The third part helps identify the country of origin of a particular name and clarifies which languages are spoken in specific Asian countries.

Hodder Paperbacks

The Fish Finger Years

Fiona Gibson
Authors:
Fiona Gibson
Hodder Paperbacks

The 10-Minute Life Coach

Fiona Harrold
Authors:
Fiona Harrold
Coronet

Kiss Chase

Fiona Walker
Authors:
Fiona Walker

Fiona Murden

Fiona Murden is a leadership psychologist who has spent the past fifteen years working with multi-national companies and with some of the UK's most successful business leaders, policy makers, top academics and sports people. As a leadership coach to a raft of senior executives, an articulate and engaging public speaker, her day-to-day business puts her in a position to influence many of the great leaders of today, in the UK, USA, Europe and Asia Pacific. Her speaking commitments take her into boardrooms as diverse as the Institute of Directors, Cabinet Office, Royal College of Surgeons and Lloyd's of London. They have also seen her appear on BBC Radio 2's Jeremy Vine show. Fiona has a BSc in Psychology from Warwick University, a Master of Arts in Organisational Studies from Warwick University Business School and a Master of Science in Psychology, gained with distinction, from the University of London. She lectures widely at academic and city institutions.