The Rabbi's Daughter
By Reva Mann
Brutally honest, beautifully written, THE RABBI'S DAUGHTER is the compulsive story of a woman trying to find love, and struggling to make peace with her faith, her parents, and ultimately herself.Reva Mann was a wild child. Granddaughter of the Chief Rabbi of Israel and daughter of a highly respected London Rabbi, she rebelled strongly and so began a desperate search to discover who she was. In a whirlwind of sex and drugs, Reva strove to leave her strict family life behind her and find her own path. When, years later, Reva decides she wants to return to her Jewish faith, she leaves London and enters a woman's yeshiva in Jerusalem. Driven by a strong yearning to return to a higher level of spirituality, she is determined to find a strictly orthodox holy man to marry and have children. So Reva begins a new life, wanting to suppress her former desires and needs, and to find her way to God. In this honest and often shocking memoir, Reva presents to us the secret world of ultra Orthodox Judaism. Fascinating insights into modern day matchmakers, ritual baths, sexual codes of conduct and Jewish practice are depicted, and Revas journey is brought to life in stunning detail.
The Race of the Tiger
By Alexander Cordell
Born into the appalling deprivation of Nineteenth Century Ireland, Jess O'Hara and his high-spirited sister, Karen, flee their impoverished homeland to seek a new life in America. Exhausted after a nine-week crossing in an overcrowded, disease-ridden 'coffin ship', they arrive in Pittsburgh - the tumultuous steel capital of the United States. Surrounded by smoke and fire-belching chimneys, they struggle to adapt to this alien world. At first resisting the tug of easy wealth, Jess forsakes his fellow immigrants and bulldozes his way to fame and fortune, exploiting the love of two women to become a financial tiger in a city where only the strong and ruthless prevail.
By Irene Carr
Orphaned at a young age, Rachel is left penniless and alone in the streets of turn-of-the-century Newcastle. In the depths of despair she is delighted to learn that her eccentric Uncle Joshua has left her his house in Sunderland. But it comes with a strict proviso: she must marry her sworn enemy Martin. Otherwise, her dangerous cousin Saul Gorman will inherit the lot. And Saul will stop at nothing to claim inheritance...
By John Grisham
Given the importance of what they do, and the controversies that often surround them, and the violent people they sometimes confront, it is remarkable that in the history of the USA only four active federal judges have been murdered.Judge Raymond Fawcett just became number five.His body was found in the small basement of a lakeside cabin he had built himself and frequently used on weekends. When he did not show up for a trial on Monday morning, his law clerks panicked, called the FBI, and in due course the agents found the crime scene. There was no forced entry, no struggle, just two dead bodies - Judge Fawcett and his young secretary.I did not know Judge Fawcett, but I know who killed him, and why.I am a lawyer, and I am in prison.It's a long story.
Radio: A True Love Story
By Libby Purves
Libby Purves has had an ongoing love affair with the radio since her childhood, when she saved her pocket money to buy a d-i-y transistor set. This was the 1950s, pre-television, when the family would gather round the 'wireless' to listen to classic shows such as 'The Glums' and 'Listen with Mother'. Her enthusiasm lasted through the teenage years of Radio Luxemburg and pirate station Caroline and while at university, Libby answered an ad for student volunteers for Radio Oxford. From then on she was hooked and entered the BBC as a trainee Programme Operations Assistant. The past thirty years have seen Libby as one of the most successful and popular BBC Radio 4 broadcasters, with a string of credits to her name including the Today programme, Midweek and The Learning Curve. She takes us behind the scenes of these programmes with amusing and entertaining anecdotes about the personalities involved, near-disasters and triumphs, and also makes an impassioned plea for continued funding and support for radio.
By Simon Conway
In a war of lies, the truth can kill.Jonah Said is a loner and a troublemaker, shipped off by the British army to work with the UN in the buffer zone between Kuwait and Iraq, because they want him out of harm's way.Big mistake.From the minute he lands, Jonah becomes drawn into a deadly spiral of corruption and conspiracy involving Russians, Americans, Arabs and Brits - and none of them tells the truth.And the truth is more dangerous than even Jonah can imagine.
A Rage of Regents
By Nigel Tranter
In 1568, the defeat of Mary, Queen of Scots at the Battle of Langside and her subsequent flight to England left Scotland a troubled nation. Mary's infant son was crowned James VI, with her illegitimate half-brother, the earl of Moray, as Regent. The population remained bitterly divided as Moray and the Protestant Lords began to wreak their terrible vengeance on supporters of the losing side.Having fought for the Queen at the battle, the Carmichaels of Lanarkshire were in a precarious position to say the least. Poor nineteen-year-old John Carmichael, Younger of that Ilk, whose sole ambitions were land-improvement, organising fishing and raising a family, was to become deeply entangled in the murky world of Scots regency government, eventually finding himself in great danger.'Through his imaginative dialogue, he provides a voice for Scotland's heroes' Scotland on Sunday
The Railwayman's Wife
By Ashley Hay
'Exquisitely written and deeply felt ... a true book of wonders' Geraldine Brooks 'A lovely, absorbing, and uplifting read.' M.L. Stedman'overflows with gratitude for the hard, beautiful things of this world' Helen Garner.In 1948 in a small town on the land's edge, in the strange space at a war's end, a widow, a poet and a doctor each try to find their own peace, and their own new story.Anikka Lachlan has all she ever wanted--until a random act transforms her into another post-war widow, destined to raise her daughter on her own. Awash in grief, she looks for answers in the pages of her favourite books and tries to learn the most difficult lesson of all: how to go on living.A local poet, Roy McKinnon, who found poetry in the mess of war, has lost his words and his hope. His childhood friend Dr. Frank Draper also seeks to reclaim his pre-war life but is haunted by his failure to help those who needed him most--the survivors of the Nazi concentration camps.Then one day, on the mantle of her sitting room, Ani finds a poem. She knows neither where it came from, nor who its author is. But she has her suspicions. An unexpected and poignant love triangle emerges, between Ani, the poem, and the poet--whoever he may be.Written in clear, shining prose, The Railwayman's Wife explores the power of beginnings and endings - and how difficult it can be to tell them apart. It is an exploration of life, tragedy, and joy, of connection and separation, longing and acceptance, and an unadulterated celebration of love.
By John Grisham, Frank Muller
It's summer in Memphis. The sweat is sticking to Rudy Baylor's shirt and creditors are nipping at his heels. Once he had aspirations of breezing through law school and punching his ticket to the good life. Now he doesn't have a job or a prayer-except for one: an insurance dispute that leaves a family devastated and opens the door for a lawsuit, if Rudy can find a way to file it.By the time Rudy gets to court, a heavyweight corporate defense team is there to meet him. And suddenly he's in over his head, plunged into a nightmare of lies and legal maneuverings. A case that started small is exploding into a thunderous million-dollar war of nerves, skill, and outright violence--a fight that could cost one young lawyer his life, or turn him into the biggest rainmaker in the land.(P)1995 Random House, LLC
Rainy Day: Games, Puzzles and Quizzes for All the Family
Perfect for half-term breaks and longer holidays. - Age 6 to 106- Crosswords- Card games- Sudoku- Quizzes- Fun for everyone
Raise a Confident Child
By Hilary Pereira
Every parent wants their child to be confident and independent - at school, at home and into adulthood.This book gives you the strategies and advice you need to build their confidence, and help them grow into well-rounded adults. Whether you read straight through or dip in and out, ""Raise a Confident Child"" will show you exactly how to do this, with instant help for common dilemmas, exercises to help you assess your child and address problem areas, and key strategies that are easy to remember and use.
Raise a Happy Teenager: Teach Yourself
By Suzie Hayman
Is this the right book for me?Raise a Happy Teenager: Teach Yourself gives you advice and encouragement to help you manage your child's adolescence and turn these years of conflict into happy, hopeful times. It shows you how to improve communication with your teenager, giving you the insight to tackle all the areas of conflict calmly and confidently, and helping your child become a strong, independent adult. Written by a leading counsellor who has trained as a teacher and worked with hundreds of teenagers and families like yours, it also offers plenty of real-life stories and sources of further help for anxious or concerned parents.Raise a Happy Teenager includes:Chapter 1: The change from child to adolescentChapter 2: What do teenagers need?Chapter 3: Understanding teenage behaviourChapter 4: CommunicationChapter 5: Listening and talking, negotiating and compromisingChapter 6: Whose problem is this?Chapter 7: Points of conflictChapter 8: Helping your teenager to flyChapter 9: Looking after yourselfTeach Yourself methods: 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 richer guidance through your child's teenage years.Things to rememberQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.Try thisInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
Raise Happy Chickens
By Victoria Roberts
Raise Happy Chickens and Other Poultry is a quickly accessible but authoritative guide, suitable for total beginners, that provides all the information you need to start keeping your own chickens.Telling you which breed of bird lays best and providing useful guidance on housing, equipment and the necessities of day-to-day care, it meets all the needs of anyone who dreams of a garden full of happy, clucking birds. It also goes beyond just chickens to other types of poultry, and gives advice and practical guidelines on housing, with full explanation of key areas like welfare, behaviour and diet.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 at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of chicken keeping.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.
Raise Happy Children: Teach Yourself
By Glenda Well, Doro Marden
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.Teach Yourself Bringing up Happy Children will help you to raise confident and secure children and to enjoy a happy and harmonious home. It contains many ideas and tools for gaining co-operation rather than nagging as well as numerous tips and strategies for getting through every day niggles such as quarrels and tantrums. You will also find suggestions for ways to deal with tough topics such as bereavement and divorce. There is a non-judgemental and reassuring tone throughout, and plenty of interactive quizzes, charts and exercises to get you thinking about fresh approaches to old problems. Numerous quotes and stories from parents bring the exercises to life.
Raising Happy Children
By Jan Parker And Jan Stimpson, Jan Parker
Each age has had its own 'voice of authority', from Dr Spock to Penelope Leach. Raising Happy Children is different. Supportive, informative and honest, it draws not only from the hands-on experience of its authors, but from a wide range of practical experts in their field. Contributors range from the obstetrician Yehudi Gordon to the director of the Institute for Family Therapy, Hugh Jenkins. There has never been greater need for a book which shows understanding of the pressures and stresses on parents, while teaching them the much-needed practical skills. Picking up where most books leave off, its detailed and thought-provoking content focuses on the tough problems, contentious issues and crucial questions faced by all parents. This is a book to enable - not to preach. Pragmatic and parent-friendly, humorous and intelligent, Raising Happy Children provides all the information and options you need to negotiate vital and stressful areas of parenthood.
Raising Happy Brothers and Sisters
By Jan Parker And Jan Stimpson, Jan Parker
Adorable separately, yet a nightmare when together - having more than one child can be difficult when the inevitable sibling rivalries come to bear. A child's feelings towards the other sibling can be diverse, extreme and conflicting - sometimes all at once. This down-to-earth, practical book takes the best and latest research - along with practical experience - to help us manage these difficult relationships. Talking parents through the reality, it reveals how best to reduce conflict and frustration and help children attain more positive, fulfilling relationships. It deals with issues from the arrival of a new child, to sharing, conflicts and communication. A warm, supportive guide, this book cuts through negativity to provide the best advice available for these most crucial formative relationships.
By Belva Plain
From a quiet turn-of-the-century village in upstate New York to war-torn London, from the bedsides of the rural poor to the life-and-death urgency of a New York hospital, comes a powerful epic of three generations of doctors in one family. The Farrell family are dedicated, brilliant... and driven to the edge of destruction by a love no force can suppress.
The Ranulph Fiennes Collection: Captain Scott; Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know & Mad, Dogs and Englishmen
By Ranulph Fiennes
Three of Sir Ranulph Fiennes acclaimed bestsellers in one eBook collection - his epic biography of CAPTAIN SCOTT ('Fiennes own experiences allow him to write vividly and with empathy' Daily Mail); his enthralling autobiography, MAD, BAD AND DANGEROUS TO KNOW ('The memoir of a supreme sportsman, an uber-earthling who could show the Martians a thing or two about what the best of us can achieve' Financial Times); and the story of his unconventional, extraordinary family, MAD DOGS AND ENGLISHMEN ('History at its best and most approachable' Country Life).
Rape of the Fair Country
By Alexander Cordell
The first volume in Alexander Cordell's classic trilogy of mid-nineteenth century Wales.Set in the grim valleys of the Welsh iron country during the turbulent times of the Industrial Revolution, this unforgettable novel begins the saga of the Mortymer family - a family of hard men and beautiful women, all forced into a bitter struggle with their harsh environment, as they slave and starve for the cruel English ironmasters. But adversity could never still the free spirit of Wales, or quiet its soaring voice, and the Mortymers struggle on even as the iron foundries ravish their homeland and cripple their people. Rape of the Fair Country launched the bestselling career of Alexander Cordell in 1959 and went on to sell millions of copies in seventeen languages throughout the world.