The Russia House
By John Le Carré
It is the third summer of perestroika. Barley Blair, London publisher, receives a smuggled document from Moscow. It contains technical information of overwhelming importance. But is it genuine? Is the author genuine? A plant? A madman?Blair, jazz-loving, drink-marinated, dishevelled, is hardly to the taste of the spymasters, yet he has to be used - sent to the Soviet Union to make contact. Katya, the Moscow intermediary, is beautiful, thoughtful, equally sceptical of all state ideology. Together, as the safe clichés of hostility disintegrate, they may represent the future - an idea that is anathema to the entrenched espionage professionals on both sides. THE RUSSIA HOUSE: a spy story, a love story, and a fable for our time.
By Lou Wakefield
Thirty five year old Fran has an enviable life: her second husband Paul is gorgeous and faithful, she has a job in advertising in London, and a wonderful country home in Leicestershire she has restored with her own hands. Allie is her oldest and best friend. She is a metropolitan to her core, living in Bloomsbury, working at the same agency as Fran, faithful to no man, but voracious lover of many. Sam is Fran's fresh-faced country friend with a dark secret. She has been the clandestine mistress of a married man for seven years. Surely it's time to move on?
Running My Life - The Autobiography
By Seb Coe
One second in time may separate the great athlete from the merely good. Seb Coe has made every second count. From an early age he has been driven to be the best at everything he does. Since the moment Coe stood alongside a 'scrubby' municipal running track in Sheffield, he knew that sport could change his life. It did. Breaking an incredible twelve world records and three of them in just forty-one days, Seb became the only athlete to take gold at 1500 metres in two successive Olympic Games (Moscow 1980 and Los Angeles 1984). The same passion galvanised Coe in 2005, when he led Britain's bid to bring the Olympic and Paralympic Games to London. He knew that if we won it would regenerate an East London landscape and change the lives of thousands of young people. It has. Born in Hammersmith and coached by his engineer father, Coe went from a secondary modern school and Loughborough University to become the fastest middle-distance runner of his generation. His rivalry with Steve Ovett gripped a nation and made Britain feel successful at a time of widespread social discontent. From sport Coe transferred his ideals to politics, serving in John Major's Conservative government from 1992 to 1997 and developing 'sharp elbows' to become chief of staff to William Hague, leader of the Party from 1997 to 2001 and finally a member of the House of Lords. Running My Life is in turns exhilarating, inspiring, amusing, and extremely moving. Everyone knows where Sebastian Coe ended up. Few people realise how he got there. This is his personal journey.
The Running Man
By Richard Bachman, Stephen King
Every night the whole nation watches the ultimate live game show on TV, as the contestants try to beat annihilation at the hands of the hunters in order to win the billion dollar jackpot. And now there is a new contestant, the latest "Running Man", staking his life while a nation watches.
The Running Man
By Stephen King, Richard Bachman, Kevin Kenerly
It's not just a game when you're running for your life.Every night they tuned in to the nation's favourite prime-time TV game show.They all watched, from the sprawling slums to the security-obsessed enclaves of the rich. They all watched the ultimate live death game as the contestants tried to bet not the clock, but annihilation at the hands of the Hunters. Survive thirty days and win the billion dollar jackpot - that was the promise. But the odds were brutal and the game rigged. Best score so far was eight days.And now there was a new contestant, the latest running man, staking his life while a nation watched.(P)2010 Penguin Audio
By Lisa Jackson
Fifteen years ago in Boston, Kate Summers made a bargain: she became the mother of a perfect, beautiful newborn baby, and she promised she would never breathe a word about the adoption to anyone. Now Kate has built a good life for herself and her son, Jon, in a small town in Oregon. She has almost forgotten her fear that he will somehow be taken away. Then Daegan O'Rourke arrives in town and strikes up a friendship with her and Jon. Daegan has his own past to hide - one with shocking ties to hers. Someone is searching for Kate and her son and is willing to go to any lengths to claim him. And the one man Kate is tempted to trust has dangerous secrets that could change her world forever. Soon, the past Kate thought she could outrun will explode, unearthing a legacy of lies and treachery and a fury powerful enough to kill.
Running Away From Richard
By Chrissie Manby
Recently graduated from drama school, Lizzie Jordan is looking forward to a glittering career at the RSC. She's also looking forward to the next step in her relationship: becoming Mrs Richard Adams (Lizzie just knows that her artist boyfriend is about to propose any day now). So how does Lizzie, just one month later, find herself sharing a cockroach-infested house in Venice Beach, California, working as a waitress in a transvestite bar, and pretending to be the fiancee of one of the biggest directors in Hollywood? Why does life never seem to work out the way Lizzie Jordan planned?Praise for Chrissie Manby'A great novel for anyone who's ever been dumped' - Company'A fun romp' - Woman's Way
By Patricia Robins
When Judith and Rocky elope to Gretna Green they sincerely believe marriage will solve all their problems. But the elopement proves to be the beginning of an entirely new set of difficulties... Rocky begins to wonder if his parents were right - is he even in love? Were they too young after all? And in the background Gavin, Judith's boss, watches her disillusionment with a concern which is growing into something more.
The Runaway Jury
By John Grisham, Frank Muller
Every jury has a leader, and the verdict belongs to him. In Biloxi, Mississippi, a landmark tobacco trial with hundreds of millions of dollars at stake begins routinely, then swerves mysteriously off course. The jury is behaving strangely, and at least one juror is convinced he's being watched. Soon they have to be sequestered. Then a tip from an anonymous young woman suggests she is able to predict the jurors' increasingly odd behaviour. Is the jury somehow being manipulated, or even controlled? If so, by whom? And, more importantly, why?(P)1996 Random House, LLC
By Skye Sinclair
Skye's story is one of survival against the odds. Abandoned by her mother at the age of four and placed in a series of horrible institutions, she learnt to fend for herself from an early age. After a horrific rape when she was ten, she ran from the care home and went to live with the gypsies in the New Forest. She always yearned for freedom and was fearless and impulsive. Her curiosity took her all over the world -- from the abattoirs of France at the age of 15 to the dizzy heights of the Paris fashion world, onto the underbelly of Amsterdam where she became a diamond smuggler at the age of 17 and then to the film studios of Hollywood where she worked as a stunt woman on films like Blues Brothers. Her life took a very different turn when she moved to the island of Phuket in Thailand, adopted four children from different backgrounds, Angelia Jolie-style, and started to sponsor another three. With a group of friends she helped set up an orphanage for street children in neighbouring Cambodia who were eking out a miserable existence on one of the municipal rubbish dumps in Pnom Phen.At the age of 45 her life revolves around children, both her own four and the Cambodians she has pledged to help. The runaway street child has fianlly found a reason to stop running.
Run Your Own Business Successfully: Flash
By Kevin Duncan
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. Run Your Own Business Successfully is a short, simple and to-the-point guide to the art of running your own business in a way that suits you. In just 96 pages, the reader will discover how to assess the pros and cons of running a business, maximise motivation and find the most effective practices.KNOW WHAT YOU HAVE TO OFFERINCREASE MOTIVATIONSORT YOUR FINANCESENJOY INDEPENDENCESTAY ENTHUSIASTIC
Run Baby Run
By Nicky Cruz, Jamie Buckingham
By Elin Hilderbrand
Rumours can change lives . . .Author Madeline King has a new novel coming out, and it's got bestseller potential. But Madeline is terrified, because in her desperation to revive her career, she's done something reckless: revealed the truth behind an actual affair involving her best friend, Grace.And that's not the only strain on Madeline and Grace's friendship. One fateful night, the two women argue, voicing jealousies and resentments that have built for twenty years. Bereft of each other, they get caught in the snares of a mysterious and destructive stranger. **************Praise for The Rumour'A fun, breezy read' - Literary Treats'The Rumor is an excellent choice for a Saturday evening book or a relaxing read if you're lucky enough to be at the beach this weekend' - The Naughty Mommy'A great story of how a small rumour can effect everything in that person's life and all those around them too' - Chick Lit Club**************Further praise for Elin Hilderbrand'A gritty and moving read that oozes plenty of drama' - Heat'A gem of a summer read with a glamorous location, elite lifestyle, and Hilderbrand's appealing take on the constant stress that fills the lives of women everywhere' - Booklist'This book was a great read - you really care what happens to the characters. Perfect holiday reading. I didn't want to put it down' - Candis 'Touching and uplifting' - U Magazine
Rules of Honour
By Matt Hilton
When Rink's father is brutally murdered, Joe has to stop his friend rushing headlong for vengeance. Because Rink's mother witnessed the crime and Yukiko isn't telling everything she knows. Her silence is governed by the Japanese tradition of giri, or moral obligation. But when there are more vicious deaths - all of them elderly men known to Yukiko - it becomes a matter of honour to uncover the shameful secret that lies behind the murders. The killer isn't playing by the rules. But some rules are made to be broken and Joe doesn't care what he breaks to ensure Rink gets his revenge.
Rugby: Talking A Good Game
By Ian Robertson
Ian Robertson joined the BBC during the golden age of radio broadcasting and was given a crash course in the art of sports commentary from some of the greatest names ever to sit behind a microphone: Cliff Morgan and Peter Bromley, Bryon Butler and John Arlott. Almost half a century after being introduced to the rugby airwaves by his inspiring mentor Bill McLaren, the former Scotland fly-half looks back on the most eventful of careers, during which he covered nine British and Irish Lions tours and eight World Cups, including the 2003 tournament that saw England life the Webb Ellis Trophy and "Robbo" pick up awards for his spine-tingling description of Jonny Wilkinson's decisive drop goal.He reflects on his playing days, his role in guiding Cambridge University to a long spell of Varsity Match supremacy and his relationships with some of the union code's most celebrated figures, including Sir Clive Woodward and Jonah Lomu. He also writes vividly and hilariously of his experiences as a horse racing enthusiast, his meetings with some of the world's legendary golfers and his dealings with a stellar cast of sporting outsiders, from Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor to Nelson Mandela. It is a hugely entertaining story that begins in a bygone rugby age, yet has much to say about the game in the here and now.
Rugby: The Game of My Life
By Rob Andrew
'An excellent read' - Rugby WorldRob Andrew is one of the key figures in modern rugby history: an outstanding international who won three Grand Slams with England and toured twice with the British and Irish Lions, he also played a central role in the game's professional revolution with his trailblazing work at Newcastle. During a long spell on Tyneside, he led the team to a Premiership title at the first opportunity, brought European action to the north-east and gave the young Jonny Wilkinson his break in big-time union by fast-tracking him into the side straight out of school.What happened off the field was equally eventful. Rob produced 'The Andrew Report' - the most radical of blueprints for the future of English rugby - and then, over the course of a decade as one of Twickenham's top administrators, found himself grappling with the extreme challenges of running a game repeatedly blown off course by the winds of change. He did not merely have a ringside seat as one of the world's major sports went through its greatest upheaval in a century: more often than not, he was in the ring itself.
The Royal Society of Medicine - Your Guide to Asthma
By Stephen Holgate, Richard Beasley
The Royal Society of Medicine - Your Guide to Asthma is the patient's ultimate source of essential and invaluable information. Providing all the necessary facts, guidance and support, this book will enable the reader to make informed choices and regain control of their life.Written by two of the world's leading experts in this field, this book is the comprehensive guide to dealing with asthma in everyday life. Covering the reasons why so many thousands of people, young and old, suffer from the illness, the actual diagnosis and the tests that this involves, to explaining the variety of treatments on offer and how to manage the illness in your day-to-day life, this book will inform, reassure and support you, when you need it the most.The clear, straightforward design of the book together with original features such as myth/fact boxes, key terms, question and answer sections and a chapter on who the patient/carer might meet in the NHS and their role in the treatment of the illness will prepare the reader for all that may lie ahead.
The Royal Society of Medicine - Your Guide to Alzheimer's Disease
By Alistair Burns
The Royal Society of Medicine - Your Guide to Alzheimer's Disease is the patient's ultimate source of essential and invaluable information. Providing all the necessary facts, guidance and support, this book will enable the reader to make informed choices and regain control of their life.Written by the leading expert on Alzheimer's disease, this book explains all about the degenerating illness that effects thousands of people every year. Covering all aspects of the disease, from its symptoms and diagnosis to how it can be treated and practical advice on how to cope with the illness in everyday life, this book will inform, reassure and support you when you need it the most.The clear, straightforward design of the book together with original features such as myth/fact boxes, key terms, question and answer sections and a chapter on who the patient/carer might meet in the NHS and their role in the treatment of the disease will prepare the reader for all that may lie ahead.
By Rupert Shortt
This major new edition of Rupert Shortt's acclaimed biography of Rowan Williams provides fresh insight into the life and thought of perhaps the most gifted Christian leader of our time. Unburdened by national office, the former Archbishop has spoken more candidly than ever about the multiple conflicts - over gay clergy, women bishops and the place of faith in the public square - that rocked the Anglican Church and wider society during his decade at the helm.
By Nigel Tranter
The final volume in the trilogy spanning the turbulent reign of King James V of Scotland. The young James, King of Scots is a beleaguered man. Still grief stricken at the untimely death of his queen, Madeleine, the king is without an heir. Both he and his throne are vulnerable. All around him he sees conspiracies. Some may lie in his imagination but all too many are real, for there are many who would supplant him or control him. Even his own mother, Margaret Tudor, plots against him. But then, she is the sister of the English King Henry VIII who sprawls like a bloated spider south of the border, his greedy eyes ever on the realm of Scotland, hungry to bring it within his grasp. The young king's advisors, the two David's, Beaton and Lindsay, have preserved him so far but the threats to James and his country seem to grow by the year... 'Through his imaginative dialogue, he provides a voice for Scotland's heroes' Scotland on Sunday