By Sarah Haywood
A RICHARD AND JUDY AUTUMN BOOK CLUB PICKLONGLISTED FOR THE BEST FIRST NOVEL AWARD'One of the funniest, quirkiest books either of us has read for a long time ... stand by for a slam-bam finish' Richard & Judy Book Club'The Cactus will be compared to Gail Honeyman's appealingly eccentric Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine' Sunday Times It's never too late to bloom ... People aren't sure what to make of Susan Green. Family and colleagues find her prickly and hard to understand - but Susan makes perfect sense to herself.Age 45, she thinks her life is perfect, as long as she avoids her feckless brother, Edward - a safe distance away in Birmingham. She has a London flat which is ideal for one; a job that suits her passion for logic; and a personal arrangement providing cultural and other, more intimate, benefits. Yet suddenly faced with the loss of her mother and, implausibly, with the possibility of becoming a mother herself, Susan's greatest fear is being realised: she is losing control. And things can only get worse ... at least in Susan's eyes. This sparkling debut is a breath of fresh air with real heart and a powerful emotional punch. In Susan we find a character as exasperating and delightful as The Rosie Project's Don Tillman. An uncompromising feminist and a fierce fighter, it's a joy to watch her bloom.'Quirky, poignant and extremely readable' Sunday Mirror'Brilliantly comic' The Lady'Wonderfully funny and astute' Red'Funny, compelling, well-written...for fans of Marian Keyes who demand a bit of grit in their comic writing' Emerald Street
Calmer Easier Happier Screen Time
By Noël Janis-Norton
Do you constantly find yourself battling to stop your kids spending hours in front of a screen? Whether it's a tv, an ipad, a pc or a playstation children are spending more and more time absorbed in the digital world and for most parents it's a cause for concern.The most frequent question parenting expert Noel Janis Norton is asked by desperate parents is how to limit and manage screen time. Parents know their children became aggressive and stressed after prolonged time on an electronic device, and they know that it limits their child's willingness to do other activities, yet they are at a loss of what to do about it.In Calmer Easier Happier Screen Time, Noel adapts her proven parenting strategies to this most complex of areas. Using the latest scientific research to show just how addictive the digital world can be for the developing brain of a child, she using the calmer, easier, happier techniques to help parents wean their children away from their electronic devices and get back in charge.
The Chambers Book of Quick Crosswords, Book 1
Give your brain a workout with 100 puzzles from Chambers, the most crossword-friendly dictionary in the worldPut your feet up and escape from it all with The Chambers Book of Quick Crosswords featuring 100 puzzles to test your general knowledge. The puzzles occupy the "challenging", mid-range territory, striking a balance between the accessible and the unattainable. Each includes a handful of clues from both ends of the spectrum: relatively easy ones, allowing solvers a way in, and toughies, that stretch the cerebral powers much more. You will find a mix of music, flora and fauna, TV, cinema, geography, literature, the Classics and sport; orthodox general knowledge to help you extract maximum enjoyment and satisfaction from every 15 x 15 word square.Entertaining, fun and challenging enough to tax even the most seasoned crossword aficionado, you'll need quick wits to go head-to-head with Chambers.
The Chambers Book of Cryptic Crosswords, Book 1
Give your brain a workout with 100 puzzles from Chambers, the most crossword-friendly dictionary in the worldPut your feet up and escape from it all with The Chambers Book of Cryptic Crosswords featuring a 'ton' of cryptic challenges to give your brain a workout.In each puzzle there are one or two easy clues to provide a way in, and all the solutions, bar the odd exception, can be found in the Chambers Dictionary. No specialist knowledge is required: if you have a good grasp of the English language and an interest in words, you should be able to crack the clues.This collection is designed to provide a fair challenge for seasoned experts, but also give 'average solvers' a decent chance of completing the puzzles. Entertaining, fun and challenging enough to tax even the most seasoned crossword aficionado, you'll need quick wits to go head-to-head with Chambers.
Calmer, Easier, Happier Boys
By Noel Janis-Norton
Simple strategies for bringing out the best in boys In Calmer Easier Happier Boys, parenting expert Noel Janis-Norton explains simple strategies for the unique challenges of raising motivated, cooperative and confident boys.Using the foolproof techniques Noel has developed over many years of working with families, parents can get back in charge. Living with boys can become calmer, easier and happier.This useful and highly readable book tackles:- Self-reliance and common sense - Concentration and impulse control- Defiance, disrespect or aggression- Social skills and peer relationships- Dependency on electronics- Homework and academic success- Empathy and consideration for others- Helping around the homeFull of practical suggestions and techniques that work, Calmer Easier Happier Boys will help you to transform your relationship with your sons.What parents of boys say after using the Calmer Easier Happier Parenting strategies:'I'm so proud of the young man he's become, caring, hard-working, confident.''He suddenly seemed more grow-up.''The turnaround was almost like a miracle! It felt like we had a life again'FOR PARENTS OF BOYS AGED 3-13
Calmer, Easier, Happier Parenting
By Noël Janis-Norton
Simple strategies for a happier home and more cooperative kids.For children aged 3-13.Finally, a revolutionary programme that gives you simple steps to take the daily battles out of parenting. These strategies resolve one of parents' biggest frustrations: getting your children to listen and do what you ask, the first time you ask. When children are at their best, it is easy to get along with them and enjoy them. However, when they are defiant, argumentative or disrespectful, it is easy to get wound up, to argue back, threaten, nag or shout. If this sounds like the situation in your home too much of the time, then Calmer, Easier, Happier Parenting is for you. When you use these strategies, not only will your children become more cooperative, but also more confident, self-reliant and considerate. Learning new skills like Preparing for Success, Descriptive Praise and the Never Ask Twice method can transform your relationship with your child in a short space of time and help bring the joy back into family life. Full of examples and real stories from parents, this book gives you clear step-by-step guidance to achieve Calmer, Easier, Happier Parenting. These strategies work!
Calmer, Easier, Happier Homework
By Noel Janis-Norton, Noël Janis-Norton
All parents want their child to get the most out of school and to acquire the knowledge and skills that will stand them in good stead for later life. But with an ever-expanding curriculum, increasing class sizes, and the lure of TV and computer games, parents are sometimes at a loss as to how to help their children.In Calmer, Easier, Happier Homework, parenting expert Noël Janis-Norton, shows how parents can help their children develop the skills and resources they need to succeed.A former classroom teacher, Noël offers practical strategies on everything from establishing good homework habits to encouraging even the most reluctant reader to love books. Calmer, Easier, Happier Homework is a practical programme that will transform your child's education.- For parents of children ages 4-14 -
The Chambers Dictionary of Great Quotations
With over 25,000 quotations from over 4,000 sources, The Chambers Dictionary of Great Quotations is the category-leading quotations dictionaryWelcome to a treasure trove of the wittiest, most insightful, most famous and most important words uttered in history. With more quotes than any other quotations dictionary, from more sources, with better international coverage and full author biographies rather than just a brief line, The Chambers Dictionary of Great Quotations is the only book you need.This new edition brings things right up to date with thousands of new quotations right up to 2015, mixing old favourites and new sources such as Barack Obama, Bradley Wiggins, Kurt Vonnegut, Arsene Wenger, Richard Dawkins, Seamus Heaney, Pope Francis and of course, 50 Cent.This is a browser's paradise stretching from ancient times to the present day. Entries are arranged alphabetically by author, starting with Diane Abbot's description of the United Kingdom's Parliament as 'a nightmare of elderly white males' and finishing with Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg telling us to 'move fast and break things'. Between those two extremes are just under 1000 pages of quotations, followed by a 350 page keyword index, so you can locate a quote even if you can only remember a single word or phrase.As well as literary quotations from important authors past and present this collection contains quotations from writers, critics, politicians and journalists. We have sought out memorable phrases from scientists, industrialists, entertainers, sportspeople, and many more, to reflect the diversity of modern life. And just as the world has changed since the last edition of this dictionary, so many of the hundreds of new quotations reflect these changes, and important global and local events.The Chambers Dictionary of Great Quotations includes quotations from over 4,000 sources, including: Jonathan Aitken, Woody Allen, Giorgio Armani, David Beckham, The Bible, Tony Blair, Don Bradman, Robert Burns, George W Bush, Catullus, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Brian Clough, Jarvis Cocker, Simone de Beauvoir, Charles Dickens, Tracey Emin, E M Forster, Stephen Fry, Joseph Heller, Charlton Heston, John Humphrys, Joan of Arc, Elton John, The Koran, Mao Zedong, George Melly, George Michael, Jo Moore, Andrew Motion, Friedrich Nietzsche, Sylvia Plath, Plato, Will Self, William Shakespeare, Stevie Smith, Kevin Spacey, Quentin Tarantino, Margaret Thatcher, Queen Victoria, Gore Vidal, Oscar Wilde, Michael Winner, Emile Zola and many more.If you've ever struggled with a half-remembered line or you've got a quote in your head and don't know where it comes from, this is the book for you. 'A fresh and lively collection... first-class' Sunday Times'A wonderful volume... full of goodies' Irish Independent'Chambers is the one I keep at my right hand' Philip Pullman
The Chambers Thesaurus, 5th Edition
The Chambers Thesaurus sells more copies, and contains more synonyms, than any other English thesaurus. This 5th edition, new for 2015, retains the much-loved features of The Chambers Thesaurus, but also includes a brand new two-colour Word Lover's Ramble at the back, showing how English words and definitions have changed in recent years.The Chambers Thesaurus is now the UK's number 1 selling hardback thesaurus. It is regarded as the thesaurus of choice for crossword setters and solvers, and is popular with players of wordgames such as Scrabble(R) and Words With Friends(R). It is famous for its Scottish heritage, its thorough coverage of obscure words and its unique personality."Chambers stands out like a baroque mansion in a city of faceless concrete." Melvyn Bragg
The Conscious Parent
By Shefali Tsabary
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERConscious parenting is about becoming mindful of your behaviour and engaging with your child as an individual. Dr Tsabary inspires parents to get back in touch with their emotions and shed the layers of baggage they have inherited during their own life and are unconsciously heaping on their children. As they become 'conscious' in their parenting, so parents can transform their relationship with their offspring and raise happy, well-adjusted children. The Conscious Parent is already transforming the way people are parenting through its sales in the US where it's spent 15 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. Oprah described the book as 'The most profound book on parenting I've ever read' and Eckhart Tolle has said 'becoming a conscious parent is the greatest gift you can give your child.' The book features a foreword by His Holiness The Dalai Lama.
By Neil Sinclair
Written by ex-Commando and dad of three Neil Sinclair, this no-nonsense manual is a must-have for every man about to embark on his greatest mission: fatherhood.With straightforward and practical advice for all new recruits, from early reconnaissance right up to the deployment date, learn how to:- Prepare for your baby trooper's arrival- Manage your Commanding Officer (i.e., the mum-to-be) in all terrains- Pack your Deployment Kit list (i.e., the hospital bag) ... and much moreLet the mission begin!www.commandodad.com
Complete Planning Permission
By Roy Speer, Mike Dade
The UK Planning Regulations are a minefield for anyone looking to build a new home - and for those who are worried about the impact of a new planning application near their home. Avoid being one of the thousands whose application is turned down - and whose dreams are crushed - by using this book to familiaries yourself with the system and beat it. With a step-by-step guide to every part of the application process and ehaustive coverage of the do's and don'ts, this is an essential guide to securing that first step on the path to building your dream home. And if you're worried about a nearby development, there are easily implimented strategies for preventing planning permission from being granted. From one of the UK's leading planning consultancies, with the very latest on all the new and recent changes to planning law, this is the most comprehensive guide avaliable to manipulating the intricacies of this difficult and controversial area.
Chambers Biographical Dictionary Paperback
"Some people leave a deeper footprint in the sands of time than others. In these pages we have access to their particular stories and identities."Dame Joan BakewellDiscover the most authoritative, entertaining and fascinating range of biographies in a single volume; from princes and presidents to artists, actors and authors. An historical tour de force and a joy to browse, The Chambers Biographical Dictionary includes everyone from Anne Frank to Kim Jong Il via Calvin Klein and Charles Dickens
Calmer, Easier, Happier Parenting: Descriptive Praise
By Noël Janis-Norton
Calmer, Easier, Happier Parenting is a revolutionary programme that gives you simple steps to take the daily battles out of parenting. These strategies resolve one of parents' biggest frustrations: getting your children to listen and do what you ask, the first time you ask.When you use these strategies, not only will your children become more cooperative, but also more confident, self-reliant, and considerate. This ebook contains the first and most powerful strategy - Descriptive Praise. When you start using the technique you will notice an almost immediate change in your child's behaviour and combined with the other skills you can transform your relationship with your children and bring the joy back into family life.
The Complete Dukan Cookbook
By Dr Pierre Dukan
The Dukan Diet is a unique 4-step programme, combining two steps to lose your unwanted weight and two steps to keep it off for good.The Complete Dukan Cookbook provides over 300 recipes for all stages of the diet to help you lose the weight you want like millions of others have around the world.Includes:Indispensable galette and sauce recipesVegetarian recipesRecipes for pure protein daysDelicious dessertsDevised by Dr Pierre Dukan, a French medical doctor who has spent his career helping people to lose weight permanently, The Dukan Diet is the culmination of thirty-five years' clinical experience. Easy to follow with no calorie counting, The Dukan Diet offers clear simple guidelines, menu planners and delicious recipes for long term success. Beyond its immense success in France, The Dukan Diet has been adopted by 20 countries and translated into 10 languages. Many international observers agree that this is the method most likely to put a stop to the world's weight problems. For more information visit www.dukandiet.co.uk.
Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 9th edition
What is the Chambers Biographical Dictionary?All the people who matter in one handy and endlessly browsable bookPacked with over 18,000 biographies, Chambers Biographical Dictionary offers concise, authoritative and fascinating entries on all the people you'll ever need to know about. The most comprehensive and readable single-volume biographical dictionary available.- Discover kings, queens, crooks, criminals, politicians, bankers and everyone in between.- Check up on great achievements and great failures.- Find out who did what to whom.- Thousands of suggestions for further reading.- Contains more biographies than any other reference work of its type.- International and historical coverage of all areas of human achievement including the arts, science, technology, sport, politics, philosophy and business.- Meticulously researched and expertly written.Updated EditionFirst published in 1897, Chambers Biographical Dictionary is a unique reference work which packs a huge amount of information between its covers. The ninth edition has been thoroughly updated and remains wide-ranging and international in scope, offering concise, authoritative and illuminating entries on individuals from Alexander the Great to Frank Zappa, and from Barack Obama to Osama Bin Laden.
Cruise Ship SOS
By Neil Simpson, Ben Macfarlane
Who gets the call if it all goes wrong at sea?Meet Dr Ben MacFarlane. After spending a year as a repatriation doctor, he's heading around the world as a ship's doctor - and with 3,000 passengers and crew to look after he's in for the most exciting trip of his life. On one dramatic voyage he deals with broken bones and broken hearts, and picks up the pieces after fights in the crew bar and freak accidents on shore leave. So join Ben and his colleagues and find out why ship's doctors think bar stools should carry health warnings, why the casino can be safer than the sick bay in a storm and why no amount of sharks, pirates or tidal waves will ever be as dangerous as the midnight buffet.
By Priscilla Dunstan
Would you like to 'speak' to your baby? Are you worried about abnormal bad behaviour? Or surprised by how different your toddler's temperament is to your own? Most of the everyday conflicts that plague families stem simply from a communication gap between parent and child. Famous for her life-changing system of 'baby language', in Child Sense Priscilla Dunstan extends her focus to the first 5 years of life, revealing how best to interpret your child's behaviour and maximise their potential for success and happiness in life.With hands-on experience as a mum, as well as 8 years of practical one-on-one work as a family therapist, Priscilla's revolutionary insight is to identify that each of us is born with one dominant sense mode - seeing, hearing, touching, or tasting and smelling. And that this exercises a profound influence on the way we experience the world and communicate our needs to those around us. Whether you have a visual child, who is always concerned with how things look, or a tactile child, who is physical and practical and responds best to clear, direct suggestions, Priscilla offers invaluable advice about everything from toilet training to temper tantrums, from sleepless nights to problem eating. And she has a repertoire of tips and techniques to help you interpret your little one's behaviour, and adapt your parenting style to suit their temperament. With real-life case studies, checklists and personality quizzes, Child Sense reveals how learning one thing about your child could change both your lives.
Chambers Essential Learners' Dictionary
Chambers Essential Learners' Dictionary has been specially compiled for beginner students of English.Focussing on the essential vocabulary for learners of English, meanings are explained in clear, easy-to-understand language using a listed defining vocabulary, examples are given from real English, key collocations are shown for thousands of entries and common learner errors are highlighted, giving the student more confidence to learn.With supporting study pages and practical guidance on using language, Chambers Essential Learner's Dictionary is the perfect dictionary for students who want to start developing their English.
Chambers Student Learners' Dictionary
Chambers Student Learners' Dictionary has been specially compiled for intermediate students of English. Complete with curriculum vocabulary for all school subjects, including science, mathematics and IT, it is ideal for students studying in English and for CLIL.Meanings are explained in clear, easy-to-understand language using a listed defining vocabulary, examples are given from real English, key collocations are shown for thousands of entries and common errors are highlighted, giving the student more confidence to learn.With supporting study pages and practical guidance on using language, Chambers Student Learner's Dictionary is the perfect reference for students who want to develop their English skills fully.