By Dorothy L Sayers
A must-read for fans of Agatha Christie's Poirot and Margery Allingham's Campion Mysteries, Lord Peter Wimsey is the immortal amateur sleuth created by Dorothy L Sayers.Harriet Vane has never dared to return to her old Oxford college. Now, despite her scandalous life, she has been summoned back . . . At first she thinks her worst fears have been fulfilled, as she encounters obscene graffiti, poison pen letters and a disgusting effigy when she arrives at sedate Shrewsbury College for the 'Gaudy' celebrations. But soon, Harriet realises that she is not the only target of this murderous malice - and asks Lord Peter Wimsey to help.
Give Us This Day
By R. F. Delderfield
Adam Swann has grown old, and is struggling to keep up with the changing times. The Victorian age is giving way to the Edwardian and the horse is being overtaken by the motorcar, with devastating effect on his transport business.As the new century is born, the Boer war brings tragedy, but even this cannot quench the indomitable spirit of the Swann family.
God is an Englishman
By R. F. Delderfield
Adam Swann is hungry for success. He is one of the new breed of entrepreneurs thrown up by the Industrial Revolution, determined to take advantage of current economic conditions to build an unrivalled business empire.And he is determined to win the beautiful, strong-minded Henrietta, and persuade her to share in his struggles and triumphs.
By Tony Thompson
Here is a picture of organised crime, seen within the ranks of the Hell's Angels, the Yardies, the Triads and the Yakuza, as well as the old-style East-End gangs. It is an insight into their initiation ceremonies, their methods, their money-raising tactics; a timely portrayal of Britain's worst criminal problem.
By Patricia Wentworth
For Althea Graham, suffering the whims of her malevolent invalid of a mother, the old family home is a prison. So when two strangely competitive offers for the Graham's house are made to her it suggests that house may hold some dark rewarding secret. Then old Mrs Graham is found murdered in the gazebo . . .
The Gates of Midnight
By Jessica Stirling
War has come to London once more and Holly Beckman, now a widow, is forced to find new depths of courage in the face of adversity. David Aspinall, her first lover, has come back after twenty years abroad. He still holds a fatal charm for Holly but only time will tell if she can finally trust him. A new generation defies convention in the face of death, as Holly's RAF pilot son Chris and David's niece embark on a whirlwind affair. Across the channel, Ritchie Beckman - his lucrative art business crumbling as the Germans advance on Paris - risks everything to outwit the Nazis, but his plan could mean tragedy for the whole Beckman family...'She writes in bright colours with bold, confident strokes' Glasgow Herald
The Great War: the American Front
By Harry Turtledove
It is 1914, and a generation lies rotting in the stinking trenches of modern warfare. A continent is crucified by a million miles of barbed wire. The cream of two powerful nationas are fighting each other to bloody stalemate. But this is not France . . . this is America. The bloodiest of conflicts is played out in the heart of the new world, where north fights south to the death - again.'The wizard of If.' Chicago Sun-Times'The standard-bearer for alternate history.' USA Today
By James Clavell
It is 1862 and Japan is a land in chaos as the power of the Shogun wanes and the rival factions plan to restore the Emperor. In Yokohama, the gai-jin, the hated foreigners, seek to profit from the chaos. At the head of the Noble House - and heir to the title of Tai-Pan - stands Malcolm Struan, who is determined to become his own man and marry the woman he loves. At the head of the Shogunate party is the Lord Yoshi, a direct descendant of Shogun Toranaga, who shares all of his ancestor's cunning and ambition.
The Great War: Walk in Hell
By Harry Turtledove
It's 1915, the Great War is intensifying, and the time of darkness has come. The slaves of the south have risen against their masters, taken on the creed of Bolshevism and are attacking the Confederacy from within. But the United States remains pinned between their weakened southern rival, and their other bitter enemy, Canada. But both Presidents - Theodore Roosevelt of the Union and staunch Confederate Woodrow Wilson - are stubbornly determined to lead their nations to victory, at any cost. Meanwhile the new and poisonous weapons of tanks, gas and planes are starting to make their presence felt at the front. It's total war for the first time in human history and it's ordinary people on both sides who are the ones to begin suffer...'The wizard of If.' Chicago Sun-Times'The standard-bearer for alternate history.' USA Today
The Good Provider
By Jessica Stirling
Kirsty, an 'orphan brat' escapes from the remote Ayrshire farm where she was a servant and runs away with her sweetheart, Craig Nelson. With little money and still strangers to each other, they travel to Glasgow and set up in a 'marriage' that is never made legal. Ambitious and impatient to get on, Craig falls in with a gang of sly and vicious thieves and soon sinks into a life of drink and crime. Meanwhile, Kirsty has met the handsome and charming David Lockhart, a medical missionary soon to return to China. But she is bound by loyalty to Craig, a less than ideal husband who can only bring her hardship and heartbreak . . .
The Glucose Revolution - Losing Weight
By Dr Stephen Colagiuri, Kaye Foster-Powell, Professor Jennie Brand Miller
When it comes to what to eat to lose weight, it is not simply a matter of reducing how much you eat. Research has shown that the type of food you give your body determines what fuel it's going to burn and what it's going to store as body fat. It has also revealed that certain foods are much more satisfying than others. This is where the G.I. factor comes to the fore. Low G.I. foods have two very special advantages for people wanting to lose weight:1. They fill you up and keep you satisfied for longer2. They help you burn more of your body fat and less of your body muscle.This essential pocket guide includes a 7-day low G.I. plan for losing weight plus a complete range of low G.I. meal suggestions to help you keep the kilos at bay.
The Glucose Revolution - Heart
By Anthony Leeds, Kaye Foster-Powell, Professor Jennie Brand Miller
The dietary message for heart disease prevention is low fat (low saturated fat), high carbohydrate, high fibre and low G.I. This handy pocket guide from the authors of the bestselling Glucose Revolution explains how a low G.I. diet is vital in treating and preventing heart disease. Easy to read, it shows clearly and simply how you can choose the right amount of carbohydrate foods and the right kind of carbohydrate foods for lifelong health and wellbeing and to reduce the risk of heart attack. The pocket guide includes:- eating for heart health- facts about fat- a 7-day meal plan- low G.I. healthy heart pantry checklist- G.I. and fat food counter
The Glucose Revolution - Sports Nutrition
By Helen O'connor, Dr Stephen Colagiuri, Kaye Foster-Powell, Professor Jennie Brand Miller
Sports nutrition is a new and dynamic science dedicated to unravelling the key nutrition factors that boost sports performance. What you eat does make a difference to your performance. The trick is getting into the right eating routine, keeping up to date and ignoring the confusing nutrition myths that abound.This book looks at a new key factor, the G.I. factor, and features:- a quick quiz to help readers assess current eating habits- case studies providing fun, easy and practical ways to eat for better performance- foods to consume during exercise and those that speed recovery- the truth about carbohydrate loading
By Patricia Wentworth
Furious at being jilted at the altar by Margaret Langton, Charles Moray left England behind him. Four years later he returns only to discover that a criminal gang has been using his house to plan a vicious crime. The target is the beautiful Margot Standing, who stands to inherit a considerable fortune. But the gang has other plans for her. Charles is appalled to discover that Margaret Langton is one of the conspirators. How did she come to be involved? And who is the terrifying masked man who has her in his thrall?
The Great War: Breakthroughs
By Harry Turtledove
Is it the war to end all wars - or war without end? It is 1917, and the United States are fighting a war on two fronts. In the north, from the Pacific to Quebec, US forces in the air and on land are locked in battle against Canada and Great Britain. To the south, at the heart of a line that stretches from the Gulf of California to the Atlantic, General Custer intends to do what none of his predecessors have done - to smash through the Confederate lines in Tennessee. Into this vast, seething cauldron plunges a new generation of weapons - submarines, barrels, attack planes, poison gas and flame throwers - changing the shape of war and the balance of power.'The wizard of If.' Chicago Sun-Times'The standard-bearer for alternate history.' USA Today
The Great Food Gamble
By John Humphrys
John Humphrys is passionate about the state of British food, farming, fishing and agriculture. Here, he looks back to the days of organic farming in England when people shared and swapped food and considered the wildlife as well as the farmed animals, crops and fruits. He examines today's travesties: factory farming, pouring chemicals into the land, the scandal of the supermarket wars and cheap imported goods. He then turns to the future and asks: Can we save this ravaged earth and rebuild our community values? Most of all, can we reverse the damage to ourselves and our long-term health that may result from what we eat? John Humphrys' book requires the full attention of anyone who cares about themselves or the future.
By David Wishart
Marcus Corvinus feels his heart sink when he is summoned by Empress Livia. Age has not sweetened her and she's about as trustworthy as a snake with a migraine. But Livia has a way of asking a favour that is impossible to refuse - which is how Marcus finds himself investigating the death of her grandson, Germanicus. And uncovering a multi-stranded web of betrayal and deceit that threatens the imperial succession and even Emperor Tiberius himself.
Goodnight Steve McQueen
By Louise Wener
Danny McQueen's day job in the local specialist video shop is only a way to pay the rent until the current incarnation of his band makes it big. Danny's been coasting along like this for years, and sees no reason to change. Until his girlfriend Alison is offered a job in Bruges and issues him with an ultimatum: he has six months to get a recording contract, get a proper job, or get a new girlfriend. Suddenly Danny needs to decide where his heart really lies.
By Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
In today's society it is scientists and businesspeople who wield the most influence and power. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi believes this also gives them the responsibility to provide for the needs, not just of their workforce, but of the community in its largest sense. This book helps those in power towards a new understanding and vision of what it means to be a leader.The people interviewed here - including Peter Bijur (CEO of Texaco), Michael Markkula (co-founder of Apple Computer), Anita Roddick (founder of The Body Shop) and Ted Turner (vice chairman of AOL Time Warner) are recognised both for their success and because they care for more than success. Their case studies provide a blueprint for doing business that is good, not just in the material sense, but also on spiritual and ethical levels.Good Business shows leaders and managers - and employees - how to contribute to the development of an enjoyable life that provides meaning, to a society that is just and evolving, and ultimately to the sum of human happiness.
A Girl Of Her Time
By Margaret Kaine
Vibrant Maureen Matthews has always been a 'deep one' and dreams of a life beyond the Potteries. Then, just like a scene from one of her beloved movies, she meets handsome, charming Trevor Mountford. He seems to be everything Maureen ever hoped for and when he asks her to marry him she has no hesitation in saying yes. When married life doesn't turn out to be the ideal Maureen thought it was she starts to question both her life and her love. Then she meets Greg Barlow. He's completely different from what she thought she wanted - but everything she ever needed. Can she put aside her past and finally find true happiness?