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The Still Point of the Turning World

Emily Rapp

Like all mothers, Emily Rapp had ambitious plans for her son, Ronan. He would be smart, loyal, physically fearless, level-headed but fun. He would be good at crossword puzzles like his father. He would be an avid skier like his mother. Rapp would speak to him in foreign languages and give him the best education. But all of these plans changed when Ronan was diagnosed at nine months old with Tay-Sachs disease, a rare and always-fatal degenerative disorder. Ronan was not expected to live beyond the age of three; he would be permanently stalled at a developmental level of six months. Rapp and her husband were forced to re-evaluate everything they thought they knew about raising a family. They would have to learn to live with their child in the moment; to find happiness in the midst of sorrow; to parent without a future. The Still Point of the Turning World is the story of a mother's journey through grief and beyond it. Rapp's response to her son's diagnosis was a belief that she needed to 'make my world big' - to make sense of her family's situation through art, literature, philosophy, theology and myth. Drawing on a broad range of thinkers and writers, from C.S. Lewis to Sylvia Plath, Hegel to Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Rapp learns what wisdom there is to be gained from parenting a terminally ill child. In luminous, exquisitely moving prose, she re-examines our most fundamental assumptions about what it means to be a good parent, to be a success, and to live a meaningful life.

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Stairways to Heaven

Lorna Byrne
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80 Not Out: My Favourite Cricket Memories

Dickie Bird
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Teach Yourself

Complete Catalan Beginner to Intermediate Course

Alan Yates, Anna Poch

This product is most effective when used in conjunction with the corresponding double CD.- You can purchase the book and double CD as a pack (ISBN: 9781444105650)- The double CD is also sold separately (ISBN: 9781444105667)(copy and paste the ISBN number into the search bar to find these products)Are you looking for a complete course in Catalan which takes you effortlessly from beginner to confident speaker? Whether you are starting from scratch, or are just out of practice, Complete Catalan will guarantee success!Now fully updated to make your language learning experience fun and interactive. You can still rely on the benefits of a top language teacher and our years of teaching experience, but now with added learning features within the course and online. The course is structured in thematic units and the emphasis is placed on communication, so that you effortlessly progress from introducing yourself and dealing with everyday situations, to using the phone and talking about work. By the end of this course, you will be at Level B2 of the Common European Framework for Languages: Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party.Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features: NOT GOT MUCH TIME?One, five and ten-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.GRAMMAR TIPSEasy-to-follow building blocks to give you a clear understanding.USEFUL VOCABULARYEasy to find and learn, to build a solid foundation for speaking.DIALOGUESRead and listen to everyday dialogues to help you speak and understand fast.PRONUNCIATIONDon't sound like a tourist! Perfect your pronunciation before you go.TEST YOURSELFTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGEExtra online articles at: www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of the culture and history of Catalonia.TRY THISInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

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Dallas: 1963

Bill Minutaglio, Steven L. Davis

In November 1963 President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. His death remains a defining moment for millions of people but few understand the unstoppable forces that were building in the city long before this dramatic event played out before the world.Dallas 1963 is a riveting account of the convergence of a group of unyielding and highly focused protagonists in a city sometimes seemingly filled with hate for JFK. Wicked stabs of fate and circumstance steered these fascinating characters together: the richest man in the world, a combative military general, a Mafia don, a strident Congressman, thundering preachers and even the elegant owner of one of America's most famous stores. This book expertly narrates how the spiralling events surrounding these characters on the ground in Dallas ultimately brewed a toxic environment before the President's assassination. Using a wealth of new information, as well as the first ever examination of key primary documents, Bill Minutaglio and Steven L. Davis, both experts in their field, provide a comprehensive and detailed portrait of the place, the time and the people of these extraordinary events in American history. They also provide cautionary and controversial lessons rendering this time increasingly relevant for the modern age.

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Miranda Hart at Waterstones

Delighted to announce that Miranda fans will get the chance to meet Miranda, sit on her iconic sofa in a pop-up version of her on-screen living room and get a signed copy of her new book THE BEST OF MIRANDA a day before it is officially published. at this signing at Waterstones Piccadilly.

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The Legacy of Elizabeth Pringle

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Coronet to publish book by Conor Maynard

Hodder & Stoughton imprint Coronet is delighted to announce that it will publish an illustrated memoir by number one bestselling British music artist, Conor Maynard. Click READ for more.

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A Christmas Message of Hope from the Angels

Lorna Byrne

From the Sunday Times number one bestselling author Lorna Byrne.In this short ebook Lorna, who sees angels with as much clarity as the rest of us see people, tells of the special angels she sees at Christmas. She movingly describes the Christmas angels she has seen since she was a child, dropping balls of light onto each and every home, helping us to reconnect with our memories of Heaven. Lorna tells of the blessing angels who she sees walking down from the sky at this time of the year, moving in a way that no other angel does, and reaching out to touch each one of us. This book will awaken the Christmas spirit within all of us with its message that Christmas is about much more than material things - that Christmas is above all at time for kindness and love. THIS CHRISTMAS THEMED BOOK CONTAINS:*The special Christmas Message of Hope chapter from Lorna Byrne's number one bestselling A Message of Hope from the Angels*A Christmas prayer*An interview with Lorna Byrne

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Hardball

Sara Paretsky
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Rock Stars Stole my Life!

Mark Ellen
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The Bone Clocks

David Mitchell

Metaphysical thriller, meditation on mortality and chronicle of our self-devouring times, this is the kaleidoscopic new novel from the author of Cloud Atlas.SHORTLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS UK AUTHOR OF THE YEAR 2014LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2014 LONGLISTED FOR THE FOLIO PRIZE 2015One drowsy summer's day in 1984, teenage runaway Holly Sykes encounters a strange woman who offers a small kindness in exchange for 'asylum'. Decades will pass before Holly understands exactly what sort of asylum the woman was seeking . . . The Bone Clocks follows the twists and turns of Holly's life from a scarred adolescence in Gravesend to old age on Ireland's Atlantic coast as Europe's oil supply dries up - a life not so far out of the ordinary, yet punctuated by flashes of precognition, visits from people who emerge from thin air and brief lapses in the laws of reality. For Holly Sykes - daughter, sister, mother, guardian - is also an unwitting player in a murderous feud played out in the shadows and margins of our world, and may prove to be its decisive weapon.

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Florence Knight signs with Saltyard Books

Saltyard Books is delighted to announce the acquisition of ONE, the first cookbook by Florence Knight, rising star and 26-year-old head chef at Polpetto restaurant in London’s Soho.

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Operation Thunderbolt

Saul David

'Totally thrilling, totally poignant. Bringing the greatest special forces operation of modern times blazingly to life' Simon Sebag MontefioreAt 3.40 p.m. on 3 July 1976 four heavily-laden Hercules C-130 transport planes - carrying the cream of Israel's special forces - took off from an air force base in the Sinai and flew south down the Red Sea.Their mission was to fly 2,000 miles through largely hostile territory to Entebbe Airport in Uganda where more than a hundred Israeli, French and US hostages were being held at gunpoint by pro-Palestinian terrorists. Once on the ground, the Israeli commandos had just three minutes to evade a cordon of ?lite Ugandan paratroopers, storm the Old Terminal and kill the terrorists.Codenamed Thunderbolt, the operation carried huge risks: the death of most or all of the hostages if the terrorists got wind of the assault; or the capture of Israel's best soldiers if the planes could not take off. Either would have been a PR catastrophe.Forty years on, Saul David gives the first comprehensive account of Operation Thunderbolt using classified documents from archives in four countries and interviews with key participants, including Israeli soldiers and politicians, hostages, a member of the Kenyan government and a former terrorist. Both a thrilling page-turner and a major piece of historical detective work, David's book shows how the outcome of Israel's most famous military operation depended on secret backdoor diplomacy, courage and luck, and was in the balance to the very last moment.General Bill McRaven, architect of the successful US mission to kill Osama Bin Laden, recently called the raid 'the best illustration of the theory of special operations yet presented'. Its legacy is still felt today: most western governments prefer to use specialist counter-terrorists units like Britain's SAS and the US Army's Delta Force to rescue hostages rather than give in to terrorist blackmail; while in Israel the very success of the operation may, ironically, have made it harder for politicians to force through the compromises required for peace.