The Young Montrose
By Nigel Tranter
Nigel Tranter tells the fascinating yet desperate story of a gallant nobleman from the initial snub he received from Charles I, the monarch he is to devote his life to serving. A brilliant leader, a renowned strategist, a talented moderate in a bigoted age: James Graham, the Marquis of Montrose, is a man of great charm and steadfast loyalty. Reluctantly involved in in national affairs, his most hated enemy is Archibald Campbell, Marquis of Argyll. It seems that nothing can stand in the way of Montrose's triumph.'Through his imaginative dialogue, he provides a voice for Scotland's heroes' Scotland on Sunday
You Can Be Happy No Matter What
By Richard Carlson
Many of us believe that happiness depends on outside circumstances. Richard Carlson shows that in fact it has nothing to do with forces beyond our control - and that our natural state is actually contentment.Carlson takes us through five principles - Thought, Moods, Separate Realities, Feelings, and the Present Moment - to help us discover a new way of living that doesn't repress natural emotions. You Can Be Happy No Matter What is a simple and practical guide that gently guides readers through life's challenges and restores the joy of living.
The Yin and Yang of American Culture
By Eun Y. Kim
Based on over thirty years of conversations and interactions with Americans and Asians, Korean American Eun Kim presents American virtues and vices from an Asian perspective, using the ancient Asian concepts of yin and yang, which coexist in everything and complete each other to maintain cosmic harmony. In this way, Kim draws us to look at the yang (light) mirror of American vices and the yin (dark) mirror or American virtues. Examples of the virtues she discusses are generosity, competitive spirit, openness, and volunteerism. Some of the vices she explores are insistence on rights, refusal to grow up, arrogance, and tolerance of violence. In her fifty entries, the author describes and illustrates an American value and provides an Asian perspective on it as well as what she believes to be the dangers and opportunities inherent to each value. She uses personal experience, anecdotes and quotes from Asians and Americans both famous and unknown, historical background, general wisdom, and proverbs to enrich her writing. Eun Kim straddles two cultures, her Asian homeland and her adopted country, the United States. This is a highly personal and readable book, with insights that may make the American reader squirm uncomfortably in one paragraph and glow with pride in the next.
The Year of Her Life
By Liz Ryan
Lauren Kilroy and Saiv Lovett have been best friends since one was a college dropout while the other headed the class. A decade later, Lauren is a high-flying advertising executive while Saiv is a shy philosophy professor, and still, each is the first person the other turns to for help. And now, Lauren needs her friend. Her hectic life includes parties every night, an apartment in trendy Temple Bar - and being the mistress of a high-profile judge who has given her what could be a fatal disease. Faced with the illness but refusing to confront it, Lauren contacts Saiv and talks her into into flying off to Italy, where a new world opens up for them both. While Lauren begins to re-think her busy, superficial, money-mad life and make the most of every moment, Saiv finds her own life changing along with Lauren's.'Liz Ryan understands not only a woman's heart but a woman's mind' Terry Keane Sunday Times
You Can Change Your Life
By Tim Laurence
The Hoffman Process, founded by the late Bob Hoffman, is a highly respected and effective 8-day intensive course of emotional healing now practised in 14 countries around the world. The Process helps you face demons from your past - often rooted in your childhood and upbringing - and forgive, heal, and move on. Now, Tim Laurence, the director of the Process, brings its unique methods to a wider public. Some self-help books focus on therapeutic techniques, others on practical advice. But this is the only life-changing book to bridge the gap between the two, offering a unique perspective from which to bring benefits to all areas of your life. It aims to help you achieve:* Renewed enthusiasm for life * Increased self-confidence * Clearer sense of purpose * Greater spiritual identity * Better relationships with others * Relief from anger and depression A brilliant synthesis of Freud, Jung and other leading psychologists' work, the Process has proved its worth internationally for 15 years, and admirers include many of the most influential names in the self-help movement.
Your Best Life Now Journal
By Joel Osteen
Your Change, Your Choice
By Sarah Stacey, Michael Dooley
The menopause is one of life's certainties - what's less certain these days is how we might choose to approach it when it arrives. Until recently, HRT seemed to be the universal panacea. Now newer scientific evidence has begun to cast doubt on its efficacy and even its safety, and women everywhere are starting to rethink their options. But with a flood of conflicting messages from doctors and the media, trying to work out what the alternatives are, and what might be best for us is a headache in itself.Now this comprehensive and reassuring guide gives the answers. Top gynaecologist Michael Dooley and leading health journalist Sarah Stacey offer a unique integrated approach, combining lifestyle measures with medical and/or complementary therapies in a plan that's individually right for you. Providing the most up-to-date research on HRT and alternative therapies, they steer a clear and unbiased course through the research findings and opinions, and show you how to make an informed decision on the pathway that best suits you.
Your Words Have Power
By R.T. Kendall
'I tell you that men will have to give account on the day of judgment for every careless word they have spoken.' (Matthew 12:36) R. T. Kendall admits that this Bible verse worries him, as he knows he will one day have some explaining to do! If you are honest, how does it make you feel? Controlling the tongue - having the wisdom to know what to say and when to say it - is one of the toughest biblical commandments we face. We often fail to realise the power of the spoken word, and our careless talk can sometimes be more damaging than we realise. But in this unique book R. T. demonstrates that, with the help of the Holy Spirit, the challenge is not beyond us. Learning to control the tongue will not only make you faithful to God's call but will also strengthen your character, making you more like Jesus.
You and Your Money
By Alvin Hall
Years of experience working to help resolve the money difficulties of many individuals and families has taught Alvin Hall one crucial insight: our financial status has little to do with the amount of money we earn. The real factor that determines our success or failure with money is how we handle the various emotions and relationships that impact the decisions we make about money. Our response to these complicated emotional issues actually has the ability to make or break our economic security, but now Alvin is on hand with his famous straight-from-the-hip advice to ensure we control our finances - no matter what the underlying issue.With practical and workable tools grounded in reality, Alvin shows us how to make sure the money we work hard to earn works hard for us, and sets us a clear pathway for long-term financial success.
You Could Do Better
By Stephanie Lehmann
Daphne tells herself that being glued to the set counts as research for her job at the Museum of Television and Radio. But the truth is that sex with fiancé Charlie just isn't making the ratings. Then Daphne meets sexy, successful writer/producer Jonathan and the picture comes in loud and clear: this man can turn her on like a remote control. So what about her imminent marriage? What if Daphne could do better?
You Can Take the Cat out of Slough . . .
By Chris Pascoe
You can take a cat to water but you can't make it think. Last summer, Chris Pascoe decided to do something monumentally stupid. He decided to stay at home with his two-and-a-half-year-old daughter Maya and disaster-prone tabby Birmingham, Brum for short. And also with Brum's rather vicious live-in-partner-girl-cat Sammy, who he intended mainly not to wake. Let biting cats lie. Why he believed time with Brum would, with all the years of contrary evidence, be quality he's not at all sure . . .The result is a series of tales of death-defying feats. Paddling pools, gazebos, small birds and kitchens - all aspects of normal life can take a dangerous turn with the presence of Brum. Pascoe tries to train the tabby, restrain the tabby and even researches the stories of other danger cats in a bid to keep Brum alive a bit longer. And amazingly, despite the efforts of his exuberant two-year-old with a plastic mallet, he still is.
By Tim Mackintosh-Smith
Our ideas of the Arabian Peninusula have been hijacked: by images of the desert, by oil, by the Gulf War. But there is another Arabia.For the Classical geographers Yemen was a fabulous land where flying serpents guarded sacred incense groves. Medieval Arab visitors told of disappearing islands and menstruating mountains. Vita Sackville-West found Aden 'precisely the most repulsive corner of the world'. Arguably the most fascinating but least known country in the Arab world, Yemen has a way of attracting comment that ranges from the superficial to the wildly fictitious. In Yemen: Travels in Dictionary Land, Tim Mackintosh-Smith writes with an intimacy and depth of knowledge gained through over twenty years among the Yemenis. He is a travelling companion of the best sort - erudite, witty and eccentric. Crossing mountain, desert, ocean and three millennia of history, he portrays hyrax hunters and dhow skippers, a noseless regicide, and a sword-wielding tyrant with a passion for Heinz Russian salad. Yet even the ordinary Yemenis are extraordinary: their family tree goes back to Noah and is rooted in a land which, in the words of a contemporary poet, has become the dictionary of its people. Every page of this book is dashed - like the land it describes - with the marvellous.
Your Best Life Now
By Joel Osteen
Do you often dream of living a more rewarding life? Do you aspire to a better job, a stronger relationship or a happier home? Do you want to discover your full potential?In this accessible, thought-provoking guide, bestselling author Joel Osteen provides a clear and effective 7-step guide showing you how to be the person you always wanted to be. Joel's down-to-earth, life coaching style will take you on a journey to accomplish what's truly important, and you will find yourself with a new strength of mind and purpose. The simple steps include - ·Enlarge your vision·Discover the power of your thoughts and words·Choose to be happyYour path to a brighter future begins with these straightforward but powerful guidelines, and ultimately Joel will help you experience victory, joy and satisfaction every day.
A Year in High Heels
By Camilla Morton
If your resolutions tend to look much the same from one year to another and you are suffering from the suspicion that someone, somewhere is having more fun that you, then you need something to revitalise your lust for life. A YEAR IN HIGH HEELS is here to help. This book will guide you through the months with a perfectly co-ordinated combination of culture and challenges. With a monthly muse to inspire, and a suggested title for that soon-to-be-formed book club, dumbing down is so last season. Erin O'Connor, Diane von Furstenberg, Matthew Williamson and others share their secrets about their favourite places - so the next time you check in you'll know what to check out - while Dita von Teese, Anya Hindmarch and Christian Lacroix show you how to undress, how to go green and how to appreciate opera. Eclectic, practical and fantastical, A YEAR IN HIGH HEELS is crammed with fascinating stories, inspiring ideas and surprisingly sensible advice. Forget who, when, why and what to wear. Get ready to wow!
The Young Lions
By Irwin Shaw
The Jew from Brooklyn wanted nothing more than to go home to his wife. The Hollywood director regretted the patriotic gesture that would lead him into the hell of war.The German officer decided to harden his heart till the killing was over.All are drawn inevitably to each other as the fighting reaches its climax. All three must face what it really means to give one's life for one's country, and to take lives in return. Only one will survive.
By Anna Jacobs
A girl with nothing left to lose . . .The Great War opened up an exciting new career for Vi in London. But that was yesterday. Now the war's over, her husband is dead and she needs to pick up the pieces of her life.On her way home from work she meets a man who is in huge need of her help. Recently demobbed, Joss Bentley has no job or home and, with his wife dead, there's a new baby to care for - and, what's more, it's not his. As he searches grimly for its real father, he runs up against people who will use any means necessary to conceal dark secrets, and Vi finds herself faced with conflicting loyalties. Whichever way she moves, it seems she'll hurt someone - or they'll hurt her . . .**********************What readers are saying about YESTERDAY'S GIRL'A delightful, thought provoking story' - 5 stars'Anna Jacobs is on top form, as usual' - 5 stars'Just couldn't put this book down!' - 5 stars'A brilliant read - I was engrossed from start to finish' - 5 stars'Such a moving story' - 5 stars'Absolutely fantastic story, I enjoyed it from the beginning to end and couldn't put it down as the story got more exciting by the chapter' - 5 stars'Another excellent book from Anna Jacobs - how does she do it?' - 5 stars
Your Best Life Begins Each Morning
By Joel Osteen
The potential to live your best life starts with each new morning, says bestselling author Joel Osteen. With every sunrise, you can choose to approach the day with an attitude of faith and expectancy. He writes, 'When you get up in the morning, the first thing you should do is set your mind in the right direction ... and then go out anticipating good things.'Now for the first time, Pastor Osteen offers a tool to accomplish that goal. Based on his book, YOUR BEST LIFE NOW, he offers prescriptions for positive living in 365 daily messages. Each message is accompanied by a relevant scripture.
You're Coming With Me Lad
By Mike Pannett
Following the great success of Now Then Lad, PC Mike Pannett returns with more tales of policing rural Yorkshire. In YOU'RE COMING WITH ME LAD Mike Pannett blends gentle humour with real-life action as he introduces the wonderful rural characters and breathtaking scenery on his local beat. It's a far cry from Mike's old job hunting down drug gangs and knife crime in Central London. Now, in between investigating sightings of the mysterious 'Ryedale Panther' and dealing with a stag party that gets out of hand, Mike explores the natural beauty and rich wildlife of his Yorkshire surroundings. He meets local farmers, chases local thieves, and escorts John Prescott through the terrible floods at Malton. Despite the pressures of patrolling six hundred square miles of God's Own Country, Mike still finds time for romance, will his relationship with WPC Anne Barker develop into something more serious? YOU'RE COMING WITH ME LAD is an endearing - and revealing - portrait of a local bobby and his extraordinary beat.
Yoga For Pregnancy And Birth: Teach Yourself
By Uma Dinsmore-Tuli
Yoga is an awareness of the link between breath, mind and body. The connection benefits the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual wellbeing at all stages of life, but very noticeably during pregnancy.Yoga for Pregnancy and Birth offers you and your birth partner an effective, uniquely holistic technique which will help you maximise your health and wellbeing throughout pregnancy and beyond. It shows how to use yoga to give you a deeper insight into the process of pregnancy and create a yoga and breathing program which works uniquely for you and your baby.Learn a full range of adapted yoga postures intended to provide comfort, build stability and support the changes in your body. Breathing exercises will promote calm, boost vitality and help control labour pains, while yogic pelvic floor practices promote healthy tone and flexibility. And downloadable audio helps you set the pace of your breathing.Your pregnancy is a remarkable journey; learn how to use yoga to increase your comfort and control, and develop the skills to approach your labour with confidence.ABOUT THE SERIESPeople have been learning with Teach Yourself since 1938. With a vast range of practical, how-to guides covering language learning, lifestyle, hobbies, business, psychology and self-help, there's a Teach Yourself book for whatever you want to do. Join more than 60 million people who have reached their goals with Teach Yourself, and never stop learning.
You Couldn't Make It Up
By Jeremy Kyle
Love him or loathe him, you can't ignore Jeremy Kyle...Is he the most opinionated man on television or the only man who has the balls to say what we're all thinking? He pulls no punches on stage but when the studio lights are turned down and the cameras stop rolling, what is it really like being Jeremy Kyle, one of the nation's most controversial celebrities? Moreover, how would he cope if the focus of his famed straight-talking was... himself?In You Couldn't Make It Up Jeremy tells us exactly what life is like inside the 'crazy celebrity circus', complete with the rollercoaster ride of his accidental TV career and all the highs and lows of his personal life. Read how he really feels about his fellow celebrities; how he's coping with the minefield that is middle age and being a modern dad; uncover what Jeremy thinks about the true state of the nation and what he'd really like to do to our politicians!Funny, self-deprecating and bursting with his trademark honesty, You Couldn't Make It Up shows us the Jeremy Kyle 'not seen on TV', and it's as entertaining and outspoken as the man who is.