Get Fit, Get Happy
By Harry Judd
Get Fit, Get Happy isn't about just transforming the way you look.It's about transforming the way you feel. Harry Judd is a member of the hugely successful bands McFly and McBusted who have headlined Hyde Park, notched up 19 hit singles - of which 7 went to number one - and 2 number-one albums. He is a much-loved former Strictly Come Dancing champion and has been crowned the nation's favourite ever winner of the show.And yet in spite of this success, there have been times when Harry has been prone to anxiety and other mental health issues. He's not alone. Today, anxiety, depression and other mental health problems affect more of us than ever before and we are all looking for ways to adapt, cope and survive the pressures of daily life.The one thing that Harry has turned to time and time again to redress the balance in his life is fitness. Now, using a combination of exercise and dance, Harry makes the mood-boosting benefits of fitness accessible for everyone. Young or old, male or female, small or large, tall, short, thin, fat or somewhere in the middle: anyone will be inspired by Get Fit, Get Happy. Without any need for expensive kit or lots of time, Harry's approach is fun, fast, free. Part memoir in which Harry tells the life lessons that he has learned, and part richly researched fitness plan to get you feeling more positive, Get Fit, Get Happy is a fitness revolution to help people find a little more happiness in their lives.
By Matthew Syed
What can Roger Federer teach us about the secret of longevity? What do the All Blacks have in common with improvised jazz musicians? What can cognitive neuroscientists tell us about what happens to the brains of sportspeople when they perform?And why did Johan Cruyff believe that beauty was more important than winning? Matthew Syed, the 'Sports Journalist of the Year 2016', answers these questions and more in a fascinating, wide-ranging and provocative book about the mental game of sport. How do we become the best that we can be, as individuals, teams and as organisations? Sport, with its innate sense of drama, its competitive edge, its psychological pressures, its sense of morality and its illusive quest for perfection, provides the answers.
Growing Up With Comedians
By Roger Lewis
A collection of portraits of some of the finest comedians of our time. From the author of the acclaimed The Life and Death of Peter Sellers, as made into an award-winning film by HBO, and the dark and scabrous Seasonal Suicide Notes, which everybody loves, here at last comes the definitive book about comic genius by a man whom the Sunday Times has hailed as 'brilliantly funny... a comic genius.'Growing up in South Wales, the precocious Roger Lewis longed to lock himself away from the world and listen to bootleg cassettes of The Goon Show and count the fucks (144) and cunts (89) uttered on the Derek and Clive Live LPs. He screamed with horror at Jimmy Clitheroe. He was a connoisseur of Norman Wisdom and Terry-Thomas. He lapped up Marx Brothers films, Ealing films, and On the Buses, which to him was as sinister as Strindberg.Once he reached university, Lewis' love for the art of comedy never waned, and he could never fathom why the grisly hairy-nosed academics considered comedy trivial, comedians frivolous. In Lewis' view, comedy has more lasting significance than tragedy - the supposed pinnacle of art - because comedy, like real life, admits to misrule and incapacity, accepts the inconsequential, harbours extravagance and eccentricity, and endorses the fact that, in the end, nothing quite adds up.This book contains incisive portraits of the world's most treasured performers and complicated personalities - from Chaplin to Tati, Hancock to Hawtrey, Laurel and Hardy to Spike Milligan, Terry Gilliam to Barry Humphries, and Arthur Lowe to Benny Hill, amongst many others. The chapters comparing Kenneth Williams with Francis Bacon, Leonard Rossiter with John Reginald Christie, Groucho Marx with A.J. Ayer, Morecambe and Wise with Gilbert and George, and Joyce Grenfell with Kathleen Ferrier, in particular, will be heralded as criticism and commentary at their most profound and creative.Growing Up With Comedians asks what lurks beneath the public face; where does talent end, ego begin, and periods of madness take over? From pompous control freaks to unpredictable originals, Lewis, as only he knows how, examines the strangeness and hidden sorrow found behind the excrutiating facades.By turns lyrical, poignant, and always insanely perceptive, Growing Up With Comedians is another unforgettable high-heat masterpiece by Roger Lewis.
The Gilded Chalet
By Padraig Rooney
In the summer of 1816 paparazzi trained their telescopes on Byron and the Shelleys across Lake Geneva. Mary Shelley babysat and wrote Frankenstein. Byron dieted and penned The Prisoner of Chillon. His doctor, Polidori, was dreaming up The Vampyre. Together they put Switzerland on the map.From Rousseau to Nabokov, le Carré to Conan Doyle, Hemingway to Hesse to Highsmith, Switzerland has always provided a refuge for writers as an escape from world wars, oppression, tuberculosis... or marriage. For Swiss writers from the country was like a gilded prison. The Romantics, the utopians and other spiritual seekers viewed Switzerland as a land of milk and honey, as nature's paradise. In the twentieth century, spying in neutral Switzerland spawned the finest espionage and crime fiction.Part detective work, part treasure chest, The Gilded Chalet takes you on a grand tour of the birthplace of our best-loved stories, revealing how Switzerland became the landscape of our imagination.
Get Started in Writing an Illustrated Children's Book
By Lucy Courtenay
Do you have an irresistible idea for a children's book with pictures? Are you inspired by writers like Julia Donaldson and Lauren Child? Get Started in Writing and Illustrating A Children's Book is designed for anyone who wants to write in this genre of fiction, whatever the category or age range. Designed to build confidence and help fire up creativity, it is also an essential guide to mastering the practicalities of working with illustrators and illustrated concepts, from creating ideas for toddler board books to writing high concept middle grade projects. It carries the distinctive learning features of the flagship Teach Yourself Creative Writing series, with Snapshots designed to get you writing quickly, Key Idea to help crystallize thought, and a wealth of supplementary material, including insights into the publishing world and the role of the agent.
By Frank McDonough
Name as a 2016 Book of the Year by the SpectatorA Daily Telegraph 'Book of the Week' (August 2015)Longlisted for 2016 PEN Hessell-Tiltman PrizeRanked in 100 Best Books of 2015 in the Daily TelegraphProfessor Frank McDonough is one of the leading scholars and most popular writers on the history of Nazi Germany. Frank McDonough's work has been described as, 'modern history writing at its very best...Ground-breaking, fascinating, occasionally deeply revisionist' by renowned historian Andrew Roberts. Drawing on a detailed examination of previously unpublished Gestapo case files this book relates the fascinating, vivid and disturbing accounts of a cross-section of ordinary and extraordinary people who opposed the Nazi regime. It also tells the equally disturbing stories of their friends, neighbours, colleagues and even relatives who were often drawn into the Gestapo's web of intrigue. The book reveals, too, the cold-blooded and efficient methods of the Gestapo officers. This book will also show that the Gestapo lacked the manpower and resources to spy on everyone as it was reliant on tip offs from the general public. Yet this did not mean the Gestapo was a weak or inefficient instrument of Nazi terror. On the contrary, it ruthlessly and efficiently targeted its officers against clearly defined political and racial 'enemies of the people'. The Gestapo will provide a chilling new doorway into the everyday life of the Third Reich and give powerful testimony from the victims of Nazi terror and poignant life stories of those who opposed Hitler's regime while challenging popular myths about the Gestapo.
By Michael Rosen
We live in a world surrounded by all the stuff that education is supposed to be about: machines, bodies, languages, cities, votes, mountains, energy, movement, plays, food, liquids, collisions, protests, stones, windows. But the way we've been taught often excludes all sorts of practical ways of finding out about ideas, knowledge and culture - anything from cooking to fixing loo cisterns, from dance to model making, from collecting leaves to playing 'Who am I?'. The great thing is that you really can use everything around you to learn more.Learning should be much more fun and former children's laureate, million-selling author, broadcaster, father of five and all-round national treasure, Michael Rosen wants to show you how. Forget lists, passing tests and ticking boxes, the world outside the classroom can't be contained within the limits of any kind of curriculum - and it's all the better for it. Long car journeys, poems about farting, cake baking, even shouting at the TV can teach lessons that will last a lifetime. Packed with enough practical tips, stories and games to inspire a legion of anxious parents and bored children, Good Ideas shows that the best kind of education really does start at home.
Get Started in Stand-Up Comedy
By Logan Murray
LEARN HOW TO WRITE AND PERFORM STAND UP COMEDY.A new edition of Be A Great Stand-Up, now fully revised and updated with new material on setting up and running a comedy night and mining almost any subject for jokes.Logan Murray has successfully taught the techniques of stand-up comedy to thousands, and in this book he distills his years of experience into the essential skills for a great and enjoyable performance. He will help you find your creative streak and your funny side, build the confidence to deliver, and explain the finer details of stagecraft, from dealing with hecklers to coping with props. There is a full guide to the practicalities, from finding gigs to securing an agent, with plenty of valuable hints, tips and advice. Drawing on Logan's years of teaching and his own successful stand-up career, with top tips from some of the most well-known people in the business, it is guaranteed to bring a smile to both your face and that of your future audience.As well as full updates throughout the book, this new edition contains fresh material on how to set up and run a comedy night, mine any subject for jokes and advice on festivals.ABOUT THE SERIESThe Teach Yourself Creative Writing series helps aspiring authors tell their story. Covering a range of genres from science fiction and romantic novels, to illustrated children's books and comedy, this series is packed with advice, exercises and tips for unlocking creativity and improving your writing. And because we know how daunting the blank page can be, we set up the Just Write online community at tyjustwrite, for budding authors and successful writers to connect and share.
Get Started in Music Theory: Teach Yourself
By Margaret Richer
Is this the right book for me?Get Started in Music Theory offers a practical approach which uses active learning to impart knowledge. Suitable for complete beginners and assuming no previous experience, each chapter includes diagrams, examples, clear explanations, helpful hints and self-tests before moving on, which help create a sense of achievement as you make your way through the book. With results that will get you enjoying your music even more, this is an invaluable guide to understanding music theory.Get Started in Music Theory includes: Chapter 1: Introducing rhythmChapter 2: PitchChapter 3: MelodyChapter 4: More about pitchChapter 5: More about rhythmChapter 6: Sharps and flatsChapter 7: IntervalsChapter 8: More about intervalsChapter 9: Major scales and key signatures Chapter 10: Minor scales and key signaturesChapter 11: Compound time signaturesChapter 12: Introducing chordsChapter 13: HarmonyChapter 14: Adding accompaniment to a melodyChapter 15: Musical formChapter 16: Tone colour and interpretationChapter 17: Ornaments and non-harmonic notesChapter 18: Music theory in the 20th century Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features: Not got much time?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.Author insightsLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.Test yourselfTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.Extend your knowledgeExtra online articles to give you a richer understanding of the subject.Five things to rememberQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.Try thisInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
Get Started in Playing Piano
By Gillian Shepheard
Get Started In Classical Music
By Stephen Collins
Get Started in Classical Music is a clear, concise yet comprehensive introduction to the world of classical music for the newcomer. It takes your listening experience as the starting point and fills in factual details along the way. New topics are introduced step by step and are always presented from the listener's point of view. These topics include:- Listening to music: developing skills- What is classical music?- The architecture of music: forms and structures- Historical background: different periods and different styles- The instruments of the orchestra- Starting a collection of recorded musicExamples from well-known pieces are examined in a clear and non-technical way.Whether you dip into Get Started in Classical Music from time to time or read it straight through, you will feel that your musical horizons have been broadened and that you have gained the knowledge and confidence to extend your musical experiences further.
Get Started in Jazz
By Rodney Dale
Get Started in Jazz offers something for everyone whose imagination has been captured by the exciting world of jazz. The book looks at the origins and development of jazz and gives an insight into its musical structures and the way in which it is played. It provides an essential guide for both the beginner and the more experienced musician or listener.This book introduces the music from a number of angles, including:- its musical and cultural history- its musical structure- the instruments upon which it is played- important practitioners and bands.Also has extracts from key works, to build your understanding and enhance your listening experience.Whether you read Get Started in Jazz from cover to cover or dip in for specific information, it will help you to improve your understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of the music and its culture.
Get That Job with NLP: Teach Yourself Ebook Epub From application and cover letter, to interview and negotiation
By Jackie Arnold
The tools of NLP are perfect for anyone looking to move jobs. Before the interview, NLP will help you understand the language of the job advert, and mirror it in your CV and covering letter to maximise your chances of getting an interview. Preparing for the interview, this book will show how you can use NLP to learn from the best practices of people who perform brilliantly at interview. During the interview, NLP skills will help you click instantly with the interviewer and ensure you get all your best attributes across. And after the interview, you can use NLP to ensure you negotiate yourself the best deal.
Get an Ethical Life: Flash
By Mac Bride
Get an Ethical Life is a short, simple and to-the-point guide to the basic principles behind ethical, sustainable living, in a few short steps. Even if you are completely new to this way of life, in just 96 pages you will discover some essential ideas and strategies that will make a huge difference if you want to live a more sustainable, balanced life - without having to spend months learning how.Reduce wasteSave energyShop responsiblyMake a difference
Get Intimate with Tantric Sex
By Paul Jenner
Have you ever wanted to enhance the spiritual aspect to your sex life? Would you like to learn a new dimension to love making? Discover how tantric sex can teach you to be a better lover as well as changing the focus of your sex life with Get Intimate with Tantric Sex. This book covers all the latest background on male and female pleasure. Explore the history and traditional texts of tantric sex and follow a series of practical exercises and techniques.NOT GOT MUCH TIME?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.AUTHOR INSIGHTSLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the authors' many years of experience.TEST YOURSELFTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGEExtra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of the ancient practice of tantric sex.THINGS TO REMEMBERQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.
Get Your Child into the School You Want
By Katie Krais
Is this the right book for me?Whether you are contemplating private education or trying to secure a place in the best local school, this book will give you proven strategies for success. This book will help you pick a school in which your child will flourish, and give you the full low-down on how to play the system to secure your child's place. If your child faces an entrance exam or interview there is a thorough guide to tuition, coaching and performance; and, should you need it, there is a comprehensive guide to making a successful appeal. Get Your Child into the School You Want includes:Chapter 1: Getting startedChapter 2: Understanding the different types of secondary schoolsChapter 3: How to shortlist the right school for your childChapter 4: How to fill in the application forms successfullyChapter 5: How to help your child pass the examinationsChapter 6: Success at school interviewsChapter 7: ResultsChapter 8: How to appealChapter 9: Advice for children with special education needsChapter 10: How to prepare your child for secondary schoolLearn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features: Not got much time?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.Author insightsLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.Test yourselfTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.Extend your knowledgeExtra online articles to give you a richer understanding of the subject.Five things to rememberQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.Try thisInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
Get Started in Drawing: Teach Yourself
By Robin Capon
Drawing is one of the most enjoyable and creative ways of expressing your thoughts and ideas about different subjects and it is a vital supporting technique for every type of painting and craft. Get Started in Drawing: Teach Yourself offers a comprehensive course for the beginner as well as a helpful source of reference for those with more experience.NOT GOT MUCH TIME?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.AUTHOR INSIGHTSLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the authors' many years of experience.TEST YOURSELFTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGEExtra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of drawing.THINGS TO REMEMBERQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.
Get On TV
By Katherine Lapworth
Is this the right book for me?This book gives you everything you need to find, apply for and take part in any reality programme, quiz or talk show. It explains each type of show to you, but most importantly, gives you lots of practical advice from industry insiders on what to say in an application, how to audition, what to expect and how to cope with life before, during and after your 15 minutes of fame. Get on TV includes:Chapter 1: Which programme?Do it for the right reasonsBe preparedThe types of reality shows availableHow to find programmes that are looking for contributorsChapter 2: Who should you appear as?Appearing as yourselfAppearing on a children's programmeAppearing as an expertAppearing as part of the audienceAppearing as an extraChapter 3: The application processGetting your story straightFilling out the application formVideo applications and show reelsHave you been on TV before?Appearing as an expert - be selectiveShould you include photos with your application?Appearing on a show - terms and conditionsFollowing up an application form or videoDealing with rejectionChapter 4: Auditions: the screening processMaking an impressionThe phone interviewAuditions - be safeThe filmed interviewMaking an impression and loosing those nervesThe table interviewThe quiz and game show interviewThe makeover show interviewThe talent show auditionChapter 5: PracticalitiesThe practicalities and paperworkTesting and checking your detailsSetting boundaries for filmingPulling out of filming on the first day is a bad ideaContractsConfidentiality agreementChild entertainment licenseRelease or content formExpensesHow long does it takeChapter 6: FilmingLights, camera, action!Filming studio programmesFilming on locationGetting to know the teamKeep yourself occupiedFood and refreshmentsEstablish how you are going to be presented on the programmeThe running order or scriptCoping with nervesGetting on with your fellow contributorsYour appearance countsChapter 7: What happens afterwards?Once it's over - what happensWill the programme go out?TX: transmissionHow to behave in the 'real' worldFame and fortuneGetting an agentPitching yourself as an expertWorking in TVLearn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and added features: Not got much time?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.Author insightsLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the authors' many years of experience.Test yourselfTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.Extend your knowledgeExtra online articles to give you a richer understanding of how to get on TV.Five things to rememberQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.Try thisInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
God's Own Country
By Stephen Bates
Right-wing evangelical Christianity has come to dominate American political and social life in recent years, dividing the country and sparking cultural and moral battles. High politics and low tactics frame a fierce debate which goes much further back in the country's history than the accession of George W. Bush in 2001. It's a battle that sears America's soul and affects the world. In this book Stephen Bates explains why what happens in the Bible Belt matters to us and how there are those who hope to export the battle to Britain.American fundamentalist religion has the potential to impact on crucial and acutely dangerous areas of the world. Its priorities are often arcane and sometimes weird. But it is already affecting American government policy at home and abroad: not least in Israel and the Middle East. How is religion affecting the current presidential elections and where will America's battle for its soul take the world next?
Ghost Hunters: A Guide to Investigating the Paranormal
By Yvette Fielding, Ciaran O'keeffe
From the presenters of Living TV's Most Haunted, GHOST HUNTERS is an explosive guide that opens the world of ghosts to new initiates and serious fans. It contains exclusive case files from Yvette Fielding and Ciaran O'Keefe's own investigations, carried out expressly for the book. It also discusses the history of hauntings, and the pros and cons of various investigative techniques - as well as spooky phenomena like orbs and poltergeists, and how to tell if you've really seen a ghost. In Part One Yvette and Ciaran re-open the case files of some of the world's most famous hauntings, including the Enfield poltergeist and the original Exorcist, and come to new conclusions based on today's expertise. In Part Two, Yvette and Ciaran have chosen five new cases never examined before and carried out their own investigations, in locations including a Cheshire family home, a deserted shipyard and an abandoned church - now used as a nightclub. Thoroughly researched and full of exciting new material, this is THE ghost book for the serious fan.