Lost and Found
By Jules Montague
'Exquisite . . . a book for anyone with a loved one with dementia. In Montague's hands this landscape is rendered more bearable.' Irish Times 'A profoundly moving book . . . Jules Montague is writing about whatit is to be human and the surprising fragility of our sense of self.' Daily MailWho do you become when your mind misbehaves? Neurologist Dr Jules Montague blends stories of her patients experiencing dementia, brain injury and other neurological disorder with profound insights on what makes us who we are. At once poignant and consoling, this revelatory book explores how we lose ourselves and those around us - and how we can be found again.Lost and Found is a fascinating and timely examination of happens to the person left behind when memories disappear, personality changes, and consciousness is disrupted.
The Life of a Song Volume 2
By Jan Dalley, David Cheal
If The Kinks' "Waterloo Sunset" had been released under its original title, "Liverpool Sunset", would it have had the same impact? Was "Greensleeves" really written by Henry VIII? And how did The White Stripes' "Seven Nation Army" become globally adopted as a football chant?Like its bestselling predecessor, THE LIFE OF A SONG VOLUME 2 contains the stories of 50 songs, originally published in FT Weekend, that unearth each song's biography. These are also the stories of how songs took on new life following their release: how, for instance, "Wild Thing" helped launch the career of Jimi Hendrix in America. Packed with intriguing factoids, these bite-sized essays will delight music lovers and send you scurrying back to listen to the songs in all their beauty and mystery.
The Last Resort
By Pamela Hansford Johnson
'A very cool and intelligent writer' TLS Described by the New York Times upon her death as 'one of Britain's best-known novelists', plunge yourself into the wry world of Pamela Hansford Johnson in this story of seduction and marriage, perfect for fans of Elizabeth Jane Howard and Barbara Pym.******************Christine Hall, a mother in her late thirties, is on holiday on the south coast of England when she bumps into an old friend: Celia Baird, staying with her parents at the Moray hotel. Celia - eccentric, impulsive - is one of tangled group of friends who have Christine at their core. There's architect Eric Aveling (who happens to be having an affair with Celia); his wife, terminally ill Lois; and Junius Evans, Eric's business partner. When death affects a shift in the dynamics of the group, none of them expect the final outcome. Duty, guilt, secrecy, loneliness: the hidden side of marriage is uncovered as choices are thrust upon the characters.******************Praise for Pamela Hansford Johnson:'Witty, satirical and deftly malicious' Anthony Burgess'A remarkable craftswoman' A.S. Byatt'Hansford Johnson at her wittiest is Waugh mingled with Malcolm Bradbury Ruth Rendell'A writer whose memory fully deserves to be kept alive' Jonathan Coe
By Anthony DeCurtis
A GUARDIAN AND CHOICE BOOK OF THE YEAR'A walk on the wild side with the alt-rock pioneer' GQ'DeCurtis is well placed to trace Reed's five-decade career, drawing on insider knowledge but skilfully balancing it with detailed research and fascinating interviews' Mojo MagazineAs lead singer and songwriter for the Velvet Underground and a renowned solo artist, Lou Reed invented alternative rock. His music, at once the height of sanctity and perversity, transcended a genre, speaking to millions of listeners, inspiring a new generation of musicians, and forever changing the way we think of that iconic era of sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll. Throughout his five-decade career, Reed embodied artistic self-awareness and captured the beauty, paranoia, and vivacity of his time into an array of hit songs, experimental albums, and a larger-than-life persona. With such masterpieces as 'Sweet Jane' and 'Walk on the Wild Side', Reed exerted an influence on popular music rivaled only by the likes of Bob Dylan and the Beatles and is recognized to this day as one of the greatest musicians of the 20th century.Now, just a few years after Reed's death, comes the thrilling, provocative story of his complex life. An acclaimed Rolling Stone contributor, Anthony DeCurtis interviewed Reed extensively and knew him well. With unparalleled access to Reed's friends, family, and dozens of other intimate relations, DeCurtis brings Reed's story compellingly alive and deepens our understanding of his indelible music. We travel deep into the underground artist clubs, listen along in the studio as the Velvet Underground record their signature work, and revel in Reed's relationship with legendaries like Andy Warhol, Patti Smith, and David Bowie. Insightful, revelatory, and intimate, Lou Reed is a gripping tribute to a quintessential American icon.
By Martin Seligman
From the bestselling author of Authentic HappinessKnown as the father of the science of positive psychology, Martin E.P. Seligman draws on more than twenty years of clinical research to demonstrate how optimism enhances the quality of life, and how anyone can learn to practice it. Offering many simple techniques, Dr. Seligman explains how to break an 'I give up' habit, develop a more constructive explanatory style for interpreting your behaviour, and experience the benefits of a more positive interior dialogue. These skills can help break up depression, boost your immune system, better develop your potential, and make you happier. With generous additional advice on how to encourage optimistic behaviour at school, at work and in children, Learned Optimism is both profound and practical, making it highly valuable for every phase of life.
The Life of a Song
By David Cheal, Jan Dalley
Who knew that Paul McCartney originally referred to Yesterday as 'Scrambled Eggs' because he couldn't think of any lyrics for his heart-breaking tune? Or that Patti LaBelle didn't know what 'Voulez-vous couches avec moi ce soir?' actually meant?These and countless other fascinating back stories of some of our best-known and best-loved songs fill this book, a collection of the highly successful weekly The Life of a Song columns that appear in the FT Weekend every Saturday.Each 600-word piece gives a mini-biography of a single song, from its earliest form (often a spiritual, or a jazz number), through the various covers and changes, often morphing from one genre to another, always focusing on the 'biography' of the song itself while including the many famous artists who have performed or recorded it.The selection covers a wide spectrum of the songs we all know and love - rock, pop, folk, jazz and more. Each piece is pithy, sparkily written, knowledgeable, entertaining, full of anecdotes and surprises. They combine deep musical knowledge with the vivid background of the performers and musicians, and of course the often intriguing social and political background against which the songs were created.
Logic: A Complete Introduction: Teach Yourself
By Siu-Fan Lee
Understand Logic is a comprehensive introduction to this fascinating though sometimes challenging subject. As well as looking at logic in theoretical terms the book considers its everyday uses and demonstrates how it has genuine practical applications. It will take you step by step through the most difficult concepts and is packed with exercises to help you consolidate your learning at every stage. Covering everything from syllogistic logic to logical paradoxes and even looking at logic in Alice in Wonderland, this is the only guide you will ever need.
The Last Time I Saw Her
By Karen Robards
In this world, Dr Charlotte Stone is an expert psychologist, helping to catch serial killers. In the next world, Charlotte's ghostly lover - wrongly executed killer Michael Garland - is facing death yet again: the ultimate annihilation of his soul. Can Charlie prove Michael's innocence and rescue him from total oblivion?A stranger has turned up in Big Stone Gap, Virginia - a man who could be Michael's identical twin. But the resemblance is only skin deep - behind the handsome face lurks the twisted mind of the real Southern Slasher, whose heinous crimes sent Michael to death row. Charlie intends to draw the truth out of the mysterious killer . . . whatever it takes.But Michael will move heaven and hell - even make a devil's bargain - for the chance to save Charlie's life, and feel her touch once more . . . maybe for the final time.
Legacy of Silence
By Belva Plain
Caroline Hartzinger flees wartime Europe with a shattered life and a devastating secret. Pregnant and unwed, she arrives in America in 1939. Joel Hirsch offers marriage and respectability, hoping one day to earn her love, if not the passion she feels for a man whose memory haunts them both. With Joel, Caroline builds a new life, determined to bury the past - until her daughter Eve brings Caroline's carefully crafted world crashing down again, driven by rage to discover the truth. Now the legacy that has tainted lives and put generations at risk is Eve's secret to keep. But with it comes a gift - a new sister who offers hope, and a truth that will finally break the hold of the past.
Love from Paris
By Alexandra Potter
How far would you go for love?When new boyfriend Jack stands her up at the airport, Ruby Miller dries her tears, jumps on the Eurostar and heads to Paris. She thinks she's going there to visit an old friend and have a total break from romance. But the City of Love has other ideas.A locked apartment where time has stood still, a bundle of long-lost love letters and a flirtatious French lawyer sweep Ruby into a mystery that spans over seventy years. Who is the author of the letters? Why did the owner of the apartment close up the shutters and flee Paris before the war, never to return? And what secret was she hiding?As the mystery deepens, Ruby turns love detective but it's not long before the ghosts of the past throw her own love affair into jeopardy.From the bestselling author of Me and Mr Darcy, this magical romantic comedy is for every girl who has ever dreamed of the glittering lights of Paris and of a love that last a lifetime . . .
The Life and Loves of a He Devil
By Graham Norton
Love Must Wait
By Patricia Robins
Gina longed to share her life with the man she loved, but Charles told her love must wait. Gina must learn sophistication, devote herself to becoming a suitable wife for a fashionable author. Charles's apparent indifference saddened and frightened Gina, for she was horrified by the new Charles who she couldn't understand. In bewilderment, she turned to Peter for help and by doing so resolved her problems and found the love for which she had waited.
The Long Wait
By Patricia Robins
Allerton Manor was the only home Tammy had ever known - and the Allerton family treated her as their own. But when she realised that her love for Dick Allerton had changed from the careless affection of childhood to the mature love of a woman, she was heartbroken when Dick still treated her as his little sister. When the final blow fell, and she thought she had lost not only Dick, but the only other thing that made her life bearable, she was in despair.
Love Me Tomorrow
By Patricia Robins
When Samantha's father dies, she marries Ronnie Curtis, an up and coming authorwho loves her dearly. Samantha still yearns for Andrew, her student flame, but feelsRonnie will be able to support her brother, Seymour.Andrew comes back and Ronnie insists that Smantha finds out just what she feels.When Paula, an ex-girlfriend of Ronnie's tells lies to Andrew and tries to cause trouble for Ronnie, Samantha finds she must decide who she really cares for.
Lovers of Janine
By Denise Robins
Janine is a professional dancer - admired, adored, envied. And life inMonte Carlo should have been glamorous and exciting. But thoughoutwardly radiant, Janine is desperately unhappy. She suspects herlover, the fascinating Nikko, of infidelities with the rich societywomen. And her infatuation makes her an easy pawn in his ambitious andselfish game.A game which involves deceit, blackmail and murder. And which drivesJanine into two marriages and almost destroys her relationship with thepassionate and devoted Peter Willington.A captivating love story from the 100-million-copy bestselling Queen of Romance, first published in 1931, and available now for the first time in eBook.
Laugh on Friday
By Patricia Robins
For Ann Elgar, the chance to work in a Swiss resort at Madame Menton's ski club is a golden opportunity. Luc Menton, her employer's son, makes her especially welcome and soon it is clear that his affection is turning into love.But Anne is spellbound by the sophisticated French actor, Paul Duret who makes no secret of his infatuation with her. The more Luc and Madame Menton warn her against Paul, the greater becomes her desire to be with him...A compelling classic romance from the inimitable Patricia Robins, first published in 1969 and now available for the first time in eBook.
By Patricia Robins
Jennifer Ames was not beautiful but she had a certain something that kept Peter Barrington in willing thraldom for ten years. One day they hoped to marry, and to speed the happy day, Jenny takes a job as governess to Lord Barclay's twin children, Michael and Marie.When Jenny arrives at the Worcestershire manor house, she find herself engulfed in mystery. Why does the tall, good-looking Derek both fascinate and frighten her?A compelling classic romance from the inimitable Patricia Robins, first published in 1951 and now available for the first time in eBook.
The Latter Days at Colditz
By Major P R Reid
In THE COLDITZ STORY, Pat Reid told the story of the escape academythat sprang up inside the most impregnable German POW camp of the Second World War, ending appropriately with his own incredible escape from Colditz. But Reid's own break-out was by no means the last. In this enthralling sequel, he follows the fortunes of the escape academy right up until the arrival of the allied forces in April 1945. These tales of fantastic bravery and stunning ingenuity are every bit as mesmerising as the original.A true classic, LATTER DAYS AT COLDITZ is the bestselling conclusion to the story of the infamous German P.O.W. camp.
The Legacy of Elizabeth Pringle
By Kirsty Wark
'ORIGINAL AND ENTHRALLING' Guardian'AFFECTING AND TENDER' The Times'LYRICAL, TRUTHFUL, CONTEMPLATIVE' Daily Telegraph'COMPLETELY ENCHANTING' Penny Vincenzi Elizabeth Pringle lived all her long life on the Scottish island of Arran. But did anyone really know her? In her will she leaves her beloved house, Holmlea, to a stranger - a young mother she'd seen pushing a pram down the road over thirty years ago. It now falls to Martha, once the baby in that pram, to answer the question: why? Martha is coping with her mother's dementia and the possibility of a new life on Arran could be a new start.A captivating story for fans of Rosamund Pilcher, Maeve Binchy and Rachel Joyce of the richness behind the so-called ordinary lives of women and the secrets and threads that hold them together.*Pre-order Kirsty Wark's new and gorgeously atmospheric novel, The House by the Loch, now*
The Love Game & Playing for Keeps (The Game 1 & 2 bind-up)
By Emma Hart
Books one and two in the New York Times bestselling THE GAME series, together in one delicious package...THE LOVE GAMEMaddie Stevens hated Braden Carter on sight. Arrogant, egotistical, and the playboy of the University of California, Berkeley, he's everything her brother Pearce has taught her to despise. So why, when the girls challenge her to play the player, doesn't she say no? She doesn't know either.And maybe, just maybe, they're exactly what each other needs.PLAYING FOR KEEPSAston 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.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.