K2: The Story Of The Savage Mountain
By Jim Curran
K2 is the world's second highest mountain, but its savage reputation is second to none. The loss of Alison Hargreaves and six companions in 1995 was a grim echo of the multiple deaths in 1986 and of earlier disasters which have become part of climbing legend. K2 has always attracted the greatest names in mountaineering. Wiessner, Houston, Bonatti, Diemberger and Bonington are among those whose lives have been permanently scarred by their experiences on it. At the same time some inspiring new routes have been achieved on the world's most difficult 8000-metre peak.Jim Curran, himself a survivor of 1986, has traced the history of the mountain from the nineteenth-century pioneer explorers down to the present, and sees a repeating pattern of naked ambition, rivalry, misjudgement and recrimination. He has also found selfless heroism and impressive route-making on the mountain that top climbers will always covet as the ultimate prize.
K2: Triumph And Tragedy
By Jim Curran
K2 is the second highest mountain in the world, at 8611 metres only a couple of hundred metres lower than Everest. It is one of the most unrelenting and testing of the worlds 8000-metre peaks. Jim Curran came to K2 as a climbing cameraman with an unsuccessful British expedition, but stayed on through the climbing season. This is his account of the dramatic events of that summer, a story of ambitions both achieved and thwarted on a mountain which all high-altitude climbers take the most pride in overcoming. In 1986 K2 took its toll of those ambitions. Curran vividly describes the moments that contribute to the exhilaration of climbing on the world's most demanding mountain, and he assesses the tragedy of that summer with compassion and impartiality.
The Kama Sutra Diaries
By Sally Howard
Sally Howard, a self-confessed child of the Western Sexual Revolution, sets out on a sexploration through modern India by train, plane and auto-rickshaw. From the heat of anti-rape protest on the streets of New Delhi to the cool hills of Shimla, playground of the Raj; from a Gujurati retirement home for gay men and eunuchs to a busy sex clinic in Chennai; from patriarchs to matriarchs; GIGs (Good Indian Girls), BIGs (Bad Indian Girls) and the fleshpots of Bombay, she accompanied by feisty Delhi girl Dimple lifts the bed sheets on India s sexual revolution. And it s a revolution that s full of fascinating surprises and contrasts; for India the land that gave us that exuberant guide to sexual pleasure, the Kama Sutra is also the land where women remain cloistered in purdah while teenage girls check out porn online; where families bow down to a conjoined phallus and vagina, the Shivaling , while couples fear to hold hands in public; and where the loveless arranged marriage is still the norm. Colourful, compelling, confounding, The Kama Sutra Diaries reveal what India has to tell us about modern-day love, sex and sexuality.
By Chris Barns
Brolga (aka Chris Barns) is the 6ft 7in strong but sensitive Aussie star of the extraordinary BBC series Kangaroo Dundee. Brolga lives in a simple tin shed in the outback where he raises orphaned baby kangaroos. It is a sad fact of life that kangaroo mothers are at the mercy of speeding cars in this part of the world - killed on the road, their young still tucked up in their pouches. These young joeys holding on to life, have been given a second chance thanks to the kindness and dedication of Brolga, who carefully retrieves them and nurses them back to health. Brolga has been rescuing these special creatures for years, slowly and painstakingly creating a kangaroo sanctuary for the many kangaroos he has saved, reared and loved. He has dedicated his life to observing how kangaroo mums care for their babies and does everything he can to replicate this. The baby kangaroos, traumatised by losing their mother so early, are tucked up into pillow cases and kept warm and comforted next to Brolga at night. We see him getting up at 4am to bottle feed them, washing them in a little tub, taking them to the supermarket and generally mothering them with heart breaking tenderness. Charting Brolga's life with the joeys and honing in on his relationship with one or two in particular, Kangaroo Dundee tells the heart-warming, sometimes funny, sometimes poignant story of one man's unique relationship with a group of extraordinary animals.
Kant: A Complete Introduction: Teach Yourself
By Robert Wicks
Written by Robert Wicks, a recognised Kant specialist who teaches at the University of Auckland, Kant: A Complete Introduction is designed to give you everything you need to succeed, all in one place. It covers the key areas that students are expected to be confident in, outlining the basics in clear jargon-free English, and then providing added-value features like summaries of key books, and even lists of questions you might be asked in your seminar or exam.The book uses a structure that mirrors many university courses on Freud and psychoanalysis - explaining and contextualising Kant's theories, which have been among the most influential in Philosophy. The book starts by introducing Kant and his way of thinking and arguing, before looking at how Kant answered three key questions: What can I know? What should I do? What may I hope? In doing so, Professor Wicks introduces the reader to all of Kant's key work, including The Critique of Pure Reason.Teach Yourself titles employ the 'Breakthrough method', which is designed specifically to overcome problems that students face.- Problem: "I find it difficult to remember what I've read."; Solution: this book includes end-of-chapter questions and summaries, and flashcards of key points available on-line and as apps- Problem: "Most books mention important other sources, but I can never find them in time."; Solution: this book includes key texts and case studies are summarised, complete with fully referenced quotes ready to use in your essay or exam.- Problem: "Lots of introductory books turn out to cover totally different topics than my course."; Solution: this book is written by a current university lecturer who understands what students are expected to know.
By Christopher Burns
Kate of Clyve Shore
By Lena Kennedy
Living in poverty in the Kentish marshes, young Kate dreams of a life of abundance and riches in the castle that towers over her village. So when the beautiful Lady Evelyn descends, requesting Kate to be her personal maidservant at the castle, it looks like the first stage of a dream come true.But there are blackhearted men to contend with, evil in thought and deed, and they have a sophistication well beyond that of anyone Kate has encountered before. And when her one true love, Tom the fisherman, returns from sailing the seven seas, it is to a very different Kate from the one he left behind . . .
By Chrissie Manby
'Laugh-out-loud funny . . . Unputdownable' - HeatA tongue-in-cheek comedy, perfect if you're missing the buzz of the 2018 royal wedding!Thirty-nine-year-old Kate had almost given up on love when she met her fiance. Now she's planning for the wedding she never dreamed she'd have. But things seem to be slipping out of her control. Diana, born on the day of the 1981 Royal Wedding, never doubted that one day she would find her prince. Newly engaged, and with Daddy's credit card in her grasp, she's in full Bridezilla mode. Against the backdrop of the other couple getting married in April 2011, both women prepare for the most important day of their lives. But will each bride get her perfect day? Or will it all become a right royal fiasco?'I've always liked Manby's books and this is my favourite so far . . . deeply cringe-making, sometimes poignant and often hilarious . . . I loved it. Six stars, hurrah!' - Daily Mail
By James Frey, James Frey
The devastating new novel from the author of the international bestseller A Million Little Pieces.A kiss, a touch. A smile and a beating heart. Love and sex and dreams, art and drugs and the madness of youth. Betrayal and heartbreak, regret and pain, the melancholy of age. Katerina, the explosive new novel by America's most controversial writer, is a sweeping love story alternating between 1992 Paris and Los Angeles in 2018.At its center are a young writer and a young model on the verge of fame, both reckless, impulsive, addicted, and deeply in love. Twenty-five years later, the writer is rich, famous, and numb, and he wants to drive his car into a tree, when he receives an anonymous message that draws him back to the life, and possibly the love, he abandoned years prior. Written in the same percussive, propulsive, dazzling, breathtaking style as A Million Little Pieces, Katerina echoes and complements that most controversial of memoirs, and plays with the same issues of fiction and reality that created, nearly destroyed, and then recreated James Frey in the global imagination.(p) 2018 Hodder & Stoughton Limited
By Anya Seton, Diana Bishop
Katherine comes to the court of Edward III at the age of fifteen. The naïve convent-educated orphan of a penniless knight is dazzled by the jousts and the entertainments of court. Nevertheless, Katherine is beautiful, and she turns the head of the King's favourite son John of Gaunt. But he is married, and she is soon to be betrothed.A few years later their paths cross again and this time their passion for each other cannot be denied or suppressed. Katherine becomes the prince's mistress, and discovers an extraordinary world of power, pleasure and passion.(P)2009 ISIS Publishing Ltd
By Josephine Wilkinson
'An impressive revisionist biography' The TimesLooming out of the encroaching darkness of the February evening was London Bridge, still ornamented with the severed heads of Thomas Culpeper and Francis Dereham; the terrible price they had paid for suspected intimacy with the queen.Katherine now reached the Tower of London, her final destination. Katherine Howard was the fifth wife of Henry VIII and cousin to the executed Anne Boleyn. She first came to court as a young girl of fourteen, but even prior to that her fate had been sealed and she was doomed to die. She was beheaded in 1542 for crimes of adultery and treason, in one of the most sensational scandals of the Tudor age.The traditional story of Henry VIII's fifth queen dwells on her sexual exploits before she married the king, and her execution is seen as her just dessert for having led an abominable life. However, the true story of Katherine Howard could not be more different. Far from being a dark tale of court factionalism and conspiracy, Katherine's story is one of child abuse, family ambition, religious conflict and political and sexual intrigue. It is also a tragic love story. A bright, kind and intelligent young woman, Katherine was fond of clothes and dancing, yet she also had a strong sense of duty and tried to be a good wife to Henry. She handled herself with grace and queenly dignity to the end, even as the barge carrying her on her final journey drew up at the Tower of London, where she was to be executed for high treason.Little more than a child in a man's world, she was the tragic victim of those who held positions of authority over her, and from whose influence she was never able to escape.
The Kathryn Dance Collection 1-3
By Jeffery Deaver
Three gripping suspense novels featuring Special Agent Kathryn Dance: a kinesics expert whose understanding of human behaviour makes her a brilliant investigator and interrogator.
Keep It Real
By Calgary Avansino
Calgary Avansino is well-known for being at the cutting edge of well-being and lifestyle trends, but her true passion is healthy eating. She is passionate about clean eating, and about helping people make positive healthy changes to their diet by focusing on nutritious, balanced and wholesome ingredients. In Keep It Real she inspires us to eat a plant-based diet, which is one where vegetables and plants feature as much as possible. She encourages the whole family to make positive healthy changes and urges us to eat more 'real' food (that is, food that our grandparents would recognise!), to limit sugar in our diets, to cut out processed food and enjoy home-made food together.As Calgary proves so brilliantly in her book, healthy doesn't have to be hard - it's just about understanding why healthy eating is so important, being organised and having tricks up your sleeve to help keep you on track. Featuring 100 recipes to inspire you in the kitchen and add goodness to your life, discover Calgary's delicious healthy dishes including breakfasts, smoothies and snacks, main meals and desserts, as well as ideas for new twists on old favourites. Packed with ideas for healthy swaps and ways to make healthy eating a natural part of your life, this is an accessible well-being bible fit for the modern world and will help us all find balance and learn to keep it real.
Keep on Dancing
By Sally Worboyes
A dramatic family saga set in the East End of 1958, with a spirited heroine determined to fulfill her dreams of becoming a dancer - and put her brother's killers away for good. Rosie Curtis is distraught when her brother Tommy is viciously murdered after dabbling in the criminal underworld. Life at home won't be the same again and without Tommy's support, her dreams of becoming a dancer are shattered. Powerless to avenge her brother's death, Rosie throws herself into saving a local music hall from closure and planning a musical spectacular, despite the misgivings of her family.But then Rosie comes face to face with her brother's killer, and she decides she will stop at nothing to see the criminals punished. While she fights to stage her show and put Tommy's killers away for good, her brother's smiling face appears in her thoughts, telling her to keep on dancing . . . Can she find the strength without him?
Keep Talking Greek Audio Course - Ten Days to Confidence
By Howard Middle, Hara Garoufalia-Middle
If you already have the basics and want to learn more Greek, this advanced beginner audio course will boost your confidence to understand and speak Greek.Practise the most frequent words and expressions for:-shopping at the supermarket-shopping at the street market-shopping for clothes and gifts-changing money-going to the bank-going to the cinema-going out in the evening-buying tickets and excursions-going to the chemist's-saying goodbye.You'll progress in your understanding by working out language patterns for yourself, personalize your Greek with interactive role-plays and perfect your pronunciation to sound more natural.This advanced beginner Greek course contains an MP3 CD. You can download the audio files on this disc from your computer to your MP3 player or play it in an MP3 CD player. Also included is a handy phrasebook and a PDF coursebook for reading and writing practice.Keep Talking Greek - Ten Days to Confidence maps to A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for languages.Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years.
Keep Talking French Audio Course - Ten Days to Confidence
By Jean-Claude Arragon
If you already have the basics and want to learn more French, this advanced beginner audio course will boost your confidence to understand and speak French.Practise the most frequent words and expressions for:-completing a questionnaire-staying at a hotel-going out for dinner and drinks-dealing with an emergency-giving directions-being welcomed by an old friend-having dinner at a friend's house-going wine-tasting-shopping at a market-taking public transport.You'll progress in your understanding by working out language patterns for yourself, personalize your French with interactive role-plays and perfect your pronunciation to sound more natural.This advanced beginner French course contains an MP3 CD. You can download the audio files on this disc from your computer to your MP3 player or play it in an MP3 CD player. Also included is a handy phrasebook and a PDF coursebook for reading and writing practice.Keep Talking French - Ten Days to Confidence maps to A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for languages.Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years.
Keep Talking English Audio Course - Ten Days to Confidence
By Rebecca Moeller
Learn more essential American and British English in this beginner audio course. Keep Talking English in Ten Days maps to A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for languages. It can be used as a stand-alone course or as follow-on to Get Talking English in Ten Days (ISBN 9781444193138).This course contains:-One MP3 CD of audio files you can download to your computer or play in an MP3 CD player-A handy phrasebook of vocabulary and phrases-Coursebook PDFs in English, French, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese for reading and writing practice-Choose your learning language: English, French, Italian, Spanish or Portuguese-MP3 format lets you learn on the go-Practise the words and phrases you need for socializing, going for a job interview, making a complaint, visiting a colleague's home and more.-Progress in your understanding of naturally-paced conversations-Use the learning plus sections to extend your vocabulary-Personalize the language with interactive role-plays -Perfect your pronunciation and sound more natural*This course is also ideal for use in the classroom for extra listening and speaking practice.*Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years.
Keep Talking Portuguese Audio Course - Ten Days to Confidence
By Sue Tyson-Ward
If you already have the basics and want to learn more Portuguese, this advanced beginner audio course will boost your confidence to understand and speak Portuguese.Practise the most frequent words and expressions for:-getting to know people-booking a restaurant table-eating out-shopping for food-solving problems-catching a train-going out for the evening-asking for directions-being ill-shopping for clothes and shoes.You'll progress in your understanding by working out language patterns for yourself, personalise your Portuguese with interactive role-plays and perfect your pronunciation to sound more natural.Keep Talking Portuguese - Ten Days to Confidence maps to A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for languages.Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years.
Keep Talking Mandarin Chinese Audio Course - Ten Days to Confidence
By Song Lianyi, Elizabeth Scurfield
If you already have the basics and want to learn more Mandarin Chinese, this advanced beginner audio course will boost your confidence to understand and speak Mandarin Chinese.Practise the most frequent words and expressions for:-taking a train-getting a bus-going sightseeing-being ill-seeing a doctor-going shopping-buying souvenirs-making friends-keeping in touch. You'll progress in your understanding by working out language patterns for yourself, personalize your Mandarin Chinese with interactive role-plays and perfect your pronunciation to sound more natural.This advanced beginner Mandarin Chinese course contains an MP3 CD. You can download the audio files on this disc from your computer to your MP3 player or play it in an MP3 CD player. Also included is a handy phrasebook and a PDF coursebook for reading and writing practice.Keep Talking Mandarin Chinese - Ten Days to Confidence maps to A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for languages.Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years.
Keep Talking Spanish Audio Course - Ten Days to Confidence
By Angela Howkins
If you already have the basics and want to learn more Spanish, this advanced beginner audio course will boost your confidence to understand and speak Spanish.Practise the most frequent words and expressions for:-explaining where you are from-describing your job-telling the time-booking a table-taking the bus-phoning for a taxi-calling a plumber-shopping in the market-buying clothes-buying shoes.You'll progress in your understanding by working out language patterns for yourself, personalize your Spanish with interactive role-plays and perfect your pronunciation to sound more natural.This advanced beginner Spanish course contains an MP3 CD. You can download the audio files on this disc from your computer to your MP3 player or play it in an MP3 CD player. Also included is a handy phrasebook and a PDF coursebook for reading and writing practice.Keep Talking Spanish - Ten Days to Confidence maps to A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for languages.Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years.