By Jessica Stirling Writing As Ca, Roline Crosby, Caroline Crosby
A compelling, beautifully-observed story of growing up, of anguish and friendship, true and false, set in London, Scotland and the Peak District. The Haldanes were her mother's family. Not that Pauline had much to do with them after her mother Barbara deserted her husband and child. But the Haldanes had money, and money is power. So when, soon after the end of the First World War, her father goes broke, they are prepared to help - but at a price. Set in London, Scotland and the Peak District, The Haldanes is a compelling, beautifully-observed story of growing up, of anguish and friendship, true and false, during the Twenties when all the old values and rules are under attack. 'She writes in bright colours with bold, confident strokes' Glasgow Herald
Half-Blood (The First Covenant Novel)
By Jennifer L. Armentrout
HALF-BLOOD is the unputdownable first book in the acclaimed Covenant series from #1 New York Times bestselling Jennifer L. Armentrout. The Hematoi descend from the unions of gods and mortals, and the children of two Hematoi - pure-bloods - have godlike powers. Children of Hematoi and mortals - well, not so much. Half-bloods only have two options: become trained Sentinels who hunt and kill daimons or become servants in the homes of the pures.Seventeen-year-old Alexandria would rather risk her life fighting than waste it scrubbing toilets, but she may end up slumming it anyway. There are several rules that students at the Covenant must follow. Alex has problems with them all, but especially rule #1:Relationships between pures and halfs are forbidden.Unfortunately, she's crushing hard on the totally hot pure-blood Aiden. But falling for Aiden isn't her biggest problem - staying alive long enough to graduate the Covenant and become a Sentinel is. If she fails in her duty, she faces a future worse than death or slavery: being turned into a daimon, and being hunted by Aiden. And that would kind of suck.
By Anna Jacobs
A Handful of Silver
By Meg Hutchinson
Ezra Cosmore sentences his son, Morgan, to a loveless marriage with wheelchair-bound Esther Kerral, believing the girl will bring with her a dowry to save his failing business. But Morgan's affections have long lain in another, perverse, direction and poor Esther must struggle as best as she can not only to find happiness, but also to build a business of her own. It takes courage and determination, but Esther triumphs over her disability, is reconciled with her father - and at last finds a man who is worthy of her.
By Jon Rance
A novel about people just like us. Four people. Two couples. Six months that will change their lives forever.Kate wants to go travelling before she reaches the big Three-O, while her long-term boyfriend Ed just wants to settle down.Jack is desperate to be a published writer for many reasons, but mainly to save his relationship with fiancée Emma.Emma wants to be an actress more than anything in the world, or at least that's what she thinks . . .Told from each of their perspectives, this is a story about love, growing up and, of course, the search for a happy ending.Visit Jon's website at www.jonrance.com or follow him on Twitter @JRance75. You can also email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Happy Mum, Happy Baby
By Giovanna Fletcher
CONTAINS A BRAND NEW CHAPTERSunday Times Number One Bestseller Happy Mum Happy Baby is now a Number One podcast. A positive and uplifting book about what it is to be a mother and all things mum and baby by Celebrity Mum of the Year and phenomenally popular vlogger, author, TV presenter and actress Giovanna Fletcher.Being a mum is an incredible journey, a remarkable experience that changes how we look, how we feel, who we are. As mothers we are strong, protective, proud. We feel a love like no other.But being a parent can be hard too. It challenges us physically, mentally, emotionally. There are the days where just managing to fit a shower in amidst the endless feeding, entertaining young children and surviving on a lack of sleep feels like an achievement. With so many people ready to offer 'advice' on the best way to parent, it can feel like you are getting it all wrong.Since Giovanna and her husband Tom Fletcher have had their sons Buzz and Buddy, they have been sharing glimpses of their family life. With an infectiously positive outlook and happy take on all things mum-related, Giovanna has developed a following of fellow parents and mums-to-be.This is not a book about how to have the perfect family experience - Gi would be the first to admit she is winging it just as much as the rest of us - instead it is an honest, upbeat and incredibly personal account of her own experience of having a family. In Happy Mum, Happy Baby Giovanna shares her own journey through parenthood and in doing so, she looks at what it is to be a mother today, encourages you to be confident in yourself as a parent and celebrates how putting a focus on being a happy and confident mum can really make for a happy baby.
Happy Toddler Mealtimes
By Judy More
Is this the right book for me?This book gives you everything you need to help your toddler enjoy a great diet with no tantrums. It shows you how to establish happy mealtimes for the whole family, with a complete set of tools to cope with every element of fussy eating - offering insight, support and most essentially practical tips on how to ensure your child gets what they need (whatever their habits). There are plenty of menu plans, shopping lists and recipes, with lots of sensible advice on how to cope with daily realities like parties and fast foods. - A complete guide to both what and how to feed your toddler, from one of the UK's most 'pragmatic', 'sensible' and 'reassuring' child nutritionists (Daily Telegraph)- Offers not just meal plans and recipes, but also nutritional information and the latest advice on organics, GM products and 'E' numbers- Equips you with absolutely everything you need to cope with fussy eating - Practical advice, do's and don'ts, emotional supportHappy Toddler Mealtimes includes:Chapter 1: Becoming fussy about foodChapter 2: Nutrients - what growing and developing toddlers needChapter 3: Healthy eating for toddlersChapter 4: Ideas for nutritious meals and meal plansChapter 5: RecipesChapter 6: Coping with fussy eating and food refusalChapter 7: Coping with extreme food faddiness and food refusalChapter 8: Healthy eating for vegetarian toddlers Chapter 9: Common nutritional problems in toddlersChapter 10: Food allergies and food intolerancesChapter 11: Feeding toddlers with diabetes and other long-term diseasesChapter 12: Buying food and supplements and eating outChapter 13: Food safety and hygeineChapter 14: Beginning nurseryChapter 15: Looking aheadLearn 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.
The Harcombe Diet 3-Step Plan
By Zoë Harcombe
A word-of-mouth bestseller, The Harcombe Diet has already transformed the lives of thousands of people by helping them to lose weight permanently. Now let it do the same for you.New and easy-to-follow, The Harcombe Diet 3-Step Plan takes you through the 3 stages of the unique Harcombe programme. The first stage will help you lose up to 7lbs in 5 days and by completing all three stages you'll permanently change the way you eat.In The Harcombe Diet 3-Step Plan, Zoë Harcombe explains how dieting makes us fatter and induces three common conditions which cause uncontrollable food cravings. By following the 3-Step Plan you can overcome these conditions and lose weight - not by counting calories or starving yourself, but simply by eating real food. You'll start this diet to lose weight. You'll stay on it because you'll feel healthier than you can every remember - and you'll lose weight.
The Hard Way
By Denise Robins
A captivating love story from the 100-million-copy bestselling Queen of Romance, first published in 1949, and available now for the first time in eBook.
By Alan Titchmarsh, Alan Titchmarsh
Have a Happy Family Life
By Suzie Hayman
Why do some families work better than others? What are the ingredients for a fulfilling family life? In this wide-ranging and practical book, respected counsellor and agony aunt Suzie Hayman explains how you can make your family work, whatever stage of life you are in. This book is about you and your family - your development, your children's development, your relationships not only with your partner and immediate family but with those who raised you and those you care for and about. We'll be looking at the vital questions; How do children develop? How do families bond? How do our experiences as children help or hinder us later in life? What happens in your family of origin to give you and the best start and continuing opportunities, and how do those influences affect your ability to help your own children go on to thrive and develop? What are the issues that come up in everyday life between you and your family, and how may understanding why you behave and feel the way you do allow you to control what happens, for the best?
The Healing Code
By Dermot O'connor
After being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, Dermot O'Connor dedicated his life to discovering the key ways in which you can not only live with, but also recover from, life-threatening illness. His unique and brilliant system combines Eastern and Western approaches to illness, and includes the psychology of recovery, subconscious and emotional healing, optimum diet and nutrition, detoxing for regeneration, and exercise for health recovery. Six years after his diagnosis, Dermot is in the best health of his life - and in this inspiring, practical guide he shows how you can achieve the same thing.
Heart of the Town
By Anna Jacobs
Dora Preston has guts, but it will take more than that for her to break free from Hedderby and make a life for herself on the stage. Then she meets Gideon - and pursuing her ambitions becomes even harder. Gideon has returned from the fighting in India only to discover that an impostor has stolen his inheritance. He has vowed he will claim his birthright but his enemies are ruthless and desperate.Arson attacks, crime and drunkenness have beset the Lancashire mill town, but the forces of good are rallying and are determined to prevail - whatever it takes.*********************What readers are saying about HEART OF THE TOWN'A great story' - 5 stars'Excellent as is the whole series and all of the Anna Jacobs books' - 5 stars'A fantastic read' - 5 stars'Brilliant to read - I wish that there was another book in the series' - 5 stars'Outstanding' - 5 stars
The Heart of the Family
By Elizabeth Goudge
The third in the classic family saga about the Eliots of Damerosehay.Despite the success and acclaim he has found as an actor, David Eliot struggles with the demands of his career. His brittle conversation and seeming arrogance earn him the dislike of his new secretary, Sebastian Weber.But when Sebastian visits David's family home, he discovers a different side to his employer. As Damerosehay and its inhabitants weave their magic, Sebastian slowly begins to lay his own demons to rest.
Heart of Paris
By Denise Robins
Nineteen year old Annabel Graye is suddenly left penniless in Paris when financial disaster overtakes her rich father. Fortunately, she is offered a job at the world famous couturier, Maison Christophe, and there her beauty and elegance make her easily the top mannequin. Paris is captivated by her and none more madly than Christophe himself. However, he is engaged to marry the wealthy influential Michèle Luchacre and she is determined to hold on to him. Seeing that Annabel is taking her place in his heart, Michèle, with the assistance of gypsy model Guida, hatches a seemingly infallible plot to discredit Annabel - and the English girl falls right into the trap.Denise Robins is at her best in this delightful tale of romance and intrigue in the heart of Paris.
Hearts Of Gold
By Jessica Stirling
The final novel in Stirling's historical Patterson trilogy concludes the engrossing family saga set in 19th century Scotland.Elspeth and Anna Patterson have at last to face the disgrace that has stalked them since childhood. Driven from home by fear and shame, Elspeth and her baby find refuge among coal miners, where she becomes a harness-wife on the deep sea-coast pits of the Forth. Anna, cast off by her lover, Randall Bontine, sets out to ensnare a wealthy new husband. But Anna's ambition may ruin her life, and bring to Elspeth the fulfilment of the destiny that is her birthright...
By Denise Robins
Philippa had come out to Malaya five years ago, full of ideals, to marry George March. And for five years they have been 'happily married' - Philippa would never 'fool around' like the other bored planters' wives in Khota. In the club, where hypocritical gossip abounded, it never touched Philippa March. Until that night when Hugh Dawltry, handsome, mysterious, flirtatious Hugh, tells her he loves her. She knows Hugh's reputation as a libertine, knows that she should feel nothing for him. Soon, however, she begins to notice some disturbing things about George, about their marriage. Soon, Philippa realizes that she is head over heels in love with Hugh, but that duty must keep her trapped in marriage to a vicious, pompous bore. The Heat Wave has begun, tearing a woman's heart in two.
Heaven in our Hearts
By Patricia Robins
'Always love life' was the message Briony Stone's first sweetheart left with her before he was killed in an air crash.It seems strange that the same thought should be voiced by Robert Baker, the young vet whom she has known such a short time, but to whom she is so unaccountably drawn. Briony, now married to the snobbish, unimaginative Charles, realises too late that she has disregarded her lover's advice, running away from life into marriage with a man she likes and respects but doesn't love. What is she to do?
By Denise Robins
Philippa's error is to give of herself too generously. The man she givesherself to as wife proves disastrously unequal to the passion shelavishes on him.He feels stifled by it, and after only three years of marriage histhoughts tun to the idea of escape - and his eyes elsewhere. 'Elsewhere'means an attractively self-possessed young woman who is Philippa's 'bestfriend'.Philippa's odyssey is long and painful before she can finally come toterms with her abundant nature...
Help Your Child to Read: Teach Yourself
By Dee Reid, Diana Bentley
Help Your Child to Read: Teach Yourself shows you how to develop your child's skills and foster a love of books from an early age. From discovering the benefits of singing and rhyming together to learning letters and later helping them at school, it gives you all the practical advice you need to confidently help your child, whatever their age and reading ability.Teach Yourself - the world's leading learning brand - is relaunched in 2010 as a multi-platform experience that will keep you motivated to achieve your goals. Let our expert author guide you through this brand new edition, with personal insights, tips, energising self-tests and summaries throughout the book. Go online at www.teachyourself.com for tests, extension articles and a vibrant community of like-minded learners. And if you don't have much time, don't worry - every book gives you 1, 5 and 10-minute bites of learning to get you started.- Gives your child a head start- Shows you how to read with your baby- Explains how to teach basic letters- Shows you how to help them make progress at school