The Publishing Game
By Edward Stourton
Author, journalist and BBC presenter Ed Stourton delves into the Hodder & Stoughton archives to tell the human story of 150 years of publishing. From the day in June 1868 when Matthew Henry Hodder and Thomas Wilberforce Stoughton first founded the company, through numerous encounters with authors from John le Carre to Jodi Picoult, and several staff sports days - this will be an entertaining and enlightening read for any book lover.
By Martin Williams
'Eye-popping analysis of politicians' finances... a ground-breaking study... a fascinating and important work.' Sunday Times'Immaculately researched... A powerful reminder that reporters can serve the public good... Should make journalists proud - and may even help to make the world a better place' Peter Oborne, New StatesmanWho do our politicians work for? The public, or big business? If you want to understand why British politics isn't working, the first place to start is here. Parliament Ltd reveals the financial interests that British politicians would rather you didn't hear about. From banks and private corporations, to lobbying and the arms trade, there are MPs making millions by moonlighting in second jobs. Where does their loyalty belong - to us or to their paymasters? Meanwhile - years after the expenses scandal - they are now claiming more than ever before. In his enthralling journey to the dark heart of British politics, Martin Williams exposes a hidden, shocking culture of greed and corruption.
Pride Of Place
By Judith Glover
From the outside, they look like a perfect couple: beautiful, intelligent and cultured, Vanessa seems an ideal wife for Roland Antrobus, a man fifteen years her senior who runs a small art gallery in Wolverhampton.Yet both have their secrets. And the façade starts to crumble when Vanessa meets the persuasive, charming Larret Fitzgerald, fiancé of her spoilt half-sister Sybil. Vanessa finds she has placed her happiness in jeopardy and started a chain of events which dramatically alters her future...Set against an evocative and nostalgic portrait of the Black Country in the 1920s, Pride of Place is an intriguing, romantic saga from Judith Glover, author of Minerva Lane.
Power Up Your Pension with Alvin Hall
By Alvin Hall
The most popular question Alvin Hall is asked is 'where does my money go?'. In this quick and straightforward mini-guide, Alvin helps everyone plan for a comfortable and happy old age. Identifying the need to start saving sooner, Alvin identifies the key choices you need to make in planning your retirement and provides a practical understanding of how to make the most of your personal finances. This is an easy-to-follow advice for a brighter, sounder financial future.
Play Fair with Love
By Patricia Robins
When Harriet Rothman's father dies suddenly leaving her penniless, the chance of renting out the family house, Swallow Grange, seems a temporary soulution to her immediate financial problems. But by renting Swallow Grange to young widower Martin Blake, Harriet exposes herself to Blake's private, tormented world - and that of his autistic son, Peter. Unlike Martin's sister-in-law, Molly, Harriet has a way with Peter and she willingly postpones her university studies to care for the boy. But Molly's jealousy, Martin's worry and Peter's needs weigh heavily upon her, as do the expectations of Justin, her husband to be...
A Promise is Forever
By Denise Robins
Fern Barrett is a girl of high principles, and such people are born to be tested. When she and her husband Terry are forced by circumstances to take employment servants in the household of powerful financier Quentin Dorey, a bachelor, her trials begin. Terry becomes increasingly self-centred and feckless, while Fern finds herself more and more attracted by the charm and sympathy of her employer. She also incurs the hatred of Quentin's embittered mother, who has guessed something about the girl's background which Fern is desperate to conceal. What is Fern to do? Because of her, alas, a promise is forever.
Put Back the Clock
By Denise Robins
It's a dream come true. For years Tracy Shaw has kept secret her love for childhood friend Sebastian Lemaire. Tracy was a fine girl and delicate beauty, but she was the village doctor's daughter, and Sebastian was already a very wealth young man, dazzled by fast cars and fast women.Now, incredible as it seems, Sebastian comes home from a whirlwind vacation abroad - and asks Tracy to marry him. But people say he is still intoxicated by a girl named Conseulo, a worldly and sensuous jet-set beauty, who rejected him.Does Sebastian really love Tracy, or he is just on the rebound? How can Tracy be sure of the affections of the man she loves, and make him forget another woman's undeniable glamour?
A Passionate Flame
By Denise Robins
When Peril Grant went to Rhodesia to live with her only remainingrelative, Amy Johnson, a permanent invalid, she had visions of it as agolden land of rolling plains, the finest countryside in the world. Theheart-break, passion and tragedy that followed were nightmares she hadnever dreamed could never happen anywhere on earth. And when she awoke,there was David...A captivating love story from the 100-million-copy bestselling Queen ofRomance, first published in 1928, and available now for the first timein eBook.
The Price of Folly
By Denise Robins
An innocent indiscretion threatens a young girl's chance for happinessand love!Rich, handsome, sophisticated Alan Rivers sweeps Paula off her feet. Hischarming declarations of love, his fervant promises of marriage throwthe pretty, inexperienced girl into a sweet delirium of unreasoninglove. But when she realizes Alan's affection is as false as his promisesand her own feelings are mere infatuation, Paula soon comes to hersenses. But will it be soon enough to salvage a future with a man whoreally matters?A captivating love story from the 100-million-copy bestselling Queen ofRomance, first published in 1968, and available now for the first timein eBook.
Playing for Keeps (The Game, #2)
By Emma Hart
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Emma Hart, comes the second book in The Game series, and the story everyone wanted after The Love Game...She's in love with him. He's trying not to love her. One night changes everything.Aston Banks never meant to get close to Megan Harper - not even for that one night. Haunted by a childhood he refuses to face, he knew she could break through every wall he'd ever built and tear them down without even realizing she was doing it. Betraying Braden by starting a relationship with Aston wasn't on Megan's to-do list, but the second she sees a glimpse of someone other than the arrogant ass she's come to know, she can't walk away. Aston's childhood is worse than Megan ever guessed, but as he tries and fails to push her away, it's clear her love is stronger than the demons that cling to him every day. And now, because of it, he finally has to deal with what he's buried deep down. What he doesn't want to face. What he's fought against for so long. And they have to do it all without Braden finding out.Keeping a relationship secret has never been harder.
The Past is Tomorrow
By Liz Ryan
Shivaun Reilly has had enough. Still reeling from the loss of the only family she ever knew, passionately opposed to the injustices of heartless, Celltic-tiger Ireland, she thinks her heart will break when solid, dependable Ivor - the man she always thought she'd marry - decides to give up his safe career to take new risks in Spain. Then the hospital to which she's given all the devotion a dedicated nurse can bring is abruptly shut, and her ever-helpful lodger Alana finds the perfect solution: a job in America, away from all the politics and disappointments. Shivaun can't wait to go - and in a pretty New England town, she finds a whole new world of optimism and friendship. But neither happiness nor unhappiness is that easy to leave behind.'Liz Ryan understands not only a woman's heart but a woman's mind' Terry Keane Sunday Times
By Edward Rutherfurd
City of love. City of splendour. City of terror. City of dreams.Inspired by the haunting, passionate story of the city of lights, this epic novel weaves a gripping tale of four families across the centuries: from the lies that spawn the noble line of de Cygne to the revolutionary Le Sourds who seek their destruction; from the Blanchards whose bourgeois respectability offers scant protection against scandal to the hard-working Gascons and their soaring ambitions. Over hundreds of years, these four families are bound by forbidden loves and marriages of convenience; dogged by vengeance and murderous secrets; torn apart by the irreconcilable differences of birth and faith, and brought together by the tumultuous history of their city. Paris bursts to life in the intrigue, corruption and glory of its people. Beloved author of Sarum, London and New York, Edward Rutherfurd illuminates Paris as only he can: capturing the romance and everyday drama of the men and women who, in two thousand years, transformed a humble trading post on the muddy banks of the Seine into the most celebrated city in the world.
By Owen Slot
Then:Back at university Dominic makes a drunken pact with Lucy: if neither of us are married by 35, let's marry each other.Now:They are 35. And they are condering if it could actually work. Dominic's quit life as a brilliant New York ad exec and moved back to London to find out. Lucy is a single mother and doesn't know whether to take him seriously.The proposal would be ideal - if only he wasn't already married, she hadn't tried marriage once before, and their sex wasn't quite so bad...Can friendship be redesigned to make a marriage?Or is there too much excess baggage?
By Joanna Hines
To her neighbours in the small Cotswold town of Tilsbury she is a respectable wife and mother; to her husband Josiah she will always be his 'Doll', the child-bride he brought home from the German wars; to the painter of the family's portrait she is an enigma, remote and unknowable, a mystery perhaps even to herself. When Royalist soldiers arrive to garrison Tilsbury the tranquil rhythm of country life is shattered. Mistress Doll Taverner is more affected than anyone by the impact of the Civil War, which revives all the half-forgotten nightmares of childhood tragedy. Then a Cornish officer, Captain Stephen Sutton, begins to pose a threat of a subtler kind; as affection grows between them, she is compelled to question all the certainties by which she has lived her life.
Plumbing Made Easy: Flash
By Roy Treloar
The books in this bite-sized new series contain no complicated techniques or tricky materials, making them ideal for the busy, the time-pressured or the merely curious. Plumbing Made Easy is a short, simple and easy to follow guide to mastering some simple plumbing jobs that might occur on an everyday basis. By learning some basic skills and techniques you can learn how to carry out repairs and simple projects - in just 96 pages. Ideal for the busy or the thrifty, Plumbing Made Easy is a quick, to-the-point guide for those who want to complete simple plumbing jobs quickest time possible.
Pandemonium (Delirium Trilogy 2)
By Lauren Oliver
Love, the deadliest of all deadly things.It kills you when you have it.And when you don't.I'm pushing aside the memory of my nightmare, pushing aside thoughts of Alex, pushing aside thoughts of Hana and my old school, push, push, push, like Raven taught me to do.The old life is dead.But the old Lena is dead too.I buried her.I left her beyond a fence,behind a wall of smoke and flame.Pandemonium is a poignant, explosive, recklessly romantic and utterly heartbreaking novel. Like Delirium, the first in the compelling trilogy, it will take you to the very edge. That's all you need to know. We'll let Lena do the rest of the talking . . .
Presenting: Bullet Guides
By Mo Shapiro
What's in this book?Open this book and you will... - Improve communication - Foster development - Establish goals - Encourage successLearn how to be a mentor:- Understanding mentoring- The mentoring process- Successful mentoring relationships- Skills for successful mentors and mentees- Common pitfalls- The benefits of mentoring- Advice about giving advice- Bringing it to a successful closeSample page spread: What are Bullet Guides?The answers you need - now.Clear and concise guides in a portable format. Information is displayed in an easy-to-read layout with helpful images and tables. Bullet Guides include all you need to know about a subject in a nutshell. Get right to the point without wading through loads of unnecessary information.
Powerful Presenting: Flash
By Steve Bavister, Amanda Vickers
The books in this bite-sized new series contain no complicated techniques or tricky materials, making them ideal for the busy, the time-pressured or the merely curious Presenting with Flair is a short, simple and to-the-point guide to this essential skill. In just 96 pages, the reader will gain a better understanding of how to engage your audience in any situation from a conference to a wedding speech and feel at home. Ideal for the busy, the time-pressured or the merely curious, Presenting with Flair is a quick, no-effort way to discover the basics of presenting.
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The Piper's Tune
By Jessica Stirling
Jessica Stirling's Glasgow comes to scintillating life in the story of love and fortune set in Edwardian Scotland, the first in a trilogy.Lindsay Franklin's life is an adventure she has just begin to enjoy. At eighteen, Arthur Franklin's cosseted daughter has left her Glasgow school and finds her role as a marriageable young lady with a widowed father more than agreeable. But Lindsay's life takes an unexpected turn when her ambitious, charming Irish cousin Forbes comes to Glasgow to join the family business. And then Lindsay's grandfather, the founder and dictator of the business, decides to retire and hand over his shipyard to the new generation. Unexpectedly, a share in the business will be Lindsay's - and equally unexpectedly, she decides that she must master that business as carefully as her male cousins. What is not surprising is that several eligible men decide that it is time to master Lindsay...As the mysteries of shipbuilding open to her, and the puzzle of male behaviour becomes both more fascinating and more dangerous, Lindsay will have to make some fateful decisions. Decisions that will make or mar her whole future.