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Ugly

By Constance Briscoe, Constance Briscoe
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Constance Briscoe
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Constance Briscoe
Constance's mother systematically abused her daughter, both physically and emotionally, throughout her childhood. Regularly beaten and starved, the girl was so desperate she took herself off to Social Services and tried to get taken into care. When that failed, she swallowed bleach 'because it kills all known germs and my mother always told me I was a germ'. When Constance was thirteen, her mother simply moved out, leaving her daughter to fend for herself: there was no gas, no electricity and no food.But somehow Constance found the courage to survive her terrible start in life. This is her heartrending - and ultimately triumphant - story.(P)2005 Hodder & Stoughton Audiobooks
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The Ultimate Job Hunting Book

By Patricia Scudamore, Hilton Catt, David McWhir, Mo Shapiro, Alison Straw, Lisa Coleman
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Patricia Scudamore, Hilton Catt, David McWhir, Mo Shapiro, Alison Straw
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Lisa Coleman
THE ULTIMATE JOB HUNTING BOOK gives you everything you need to get your dream job. It is a dynamic collection of essential skills covering the topics that will help you make a seismic impact upon your performance - faster than you ever thought possible.If you want to be the best, you have to have the right skillset. From crafting the perfect CV and finding the job of your dreams, to writing a great cover letter and winning at interview, THE ULTIMATE JOB HUNTING BOOK is a dynamic collection of tools, techniques, and strategies for success. Discover the main themes, key ideas and tools you need and bring it all together with practical exercises.This is your complete course in finding that perfect job. ABOUT THE SERIESULTIMATE books are for managers, leaders, and business executives who want to succeed at work. From marketing and sales to management and finance, each title gives comprehensive coverage of the essential business skills you need to get ahead in your career. Written in straightforward English, each book is designed to help you quickly master the subject, with fun quizzes embedded so that you can check how you're doing.(P)2018 Hodder & Stoughton Limited
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The Ultimate Finance Book

By Roger Mason, Richard Lyddon
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Roger Mason
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Richard Lyddon
THE ULTIMATE FINANCE BOOK gives you everything you need to understand finance and accounting. It is a dynamic collection of essential skills covering the topics that will help you make a seismic impact upon your performance - faster than you ever thought possible.If you want to be the best, you have to have the right skillset. From balance sheets and profit statements to cashflow, budgets and forecasts, THE ULTIMATE FINANCE BOOK is a dynamic collection of tools, techniques, and strategies for success. Discover the main themes, key ideas and tools you need and bring it all together with practical exercises.This is your complete course in business finance. ABOUT THE SERIESULTIMATE books are for managers, leaders, and business executives who want to succeed at work. From marketing and sales to management and finance, each title gives comprehensive coverage of the essential business skills you need to get ahead in your career. Written in straightforward English, each book is designed to help you quickly master the subject, with fun quizzes embedded so that you can check how you're doing.(P)2018 Hodder & Stoughton Limited
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The Ultimate Marketing & PR Book

By Eric Davies, Nick Smith, Brian Salter
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Eric Davies, Nick Smith, Brian Salter
If you want to be the best, you have to have the right skillset. From strategy, mobile and ecommerce to social media, SEO and PR, THE ULTIMATE MARKETING & PR BOOK is a dynamic collection of tools, techniques, and strategies for success. Discover the main themes, key ideas and tools you need and bring it all together with practical exercises.This is your complete course in modern marketing. ABOUT THE SERIESULTIMATE books are for managers, leaders, and business executives who want to succeed at work. From marketing and sales to management and finance, each title gives comprehensive coverage of the essential business skills you need to get ahead in your career. Written in straightforward English, each book is designed to help you quickly master the subject, with fun quizzes embedded so that you can check how you're doing.
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The Ultimate Sales Book

By Christine Harvey, Grant Stewart, Di McLanachan, Peter Fleming
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Christine Harvey, Grant Stewart, Di McLanachan, Peter Fleming
If you want to be the best, you have to have the right skillset. From sales strategy and account management to negotiation and customer service,THE ULTIMATE SALES BOOK is a dynamic collection of tools, techniques, and strategies for success. Discover the main themes, key ideas and tools you need and bring it all together with practical exercises.This is your complete course in successful selling. ABOUT THE SERIESULTIMATE books are for managers, leaders, and business executives who want to succeed at work. From marketing and sales to management and finance, each title gives comprehensive coverage of the essential business skills you need to get ahead in your career. Written in straightforward English, each book is designed to help you quickly master the subject, with fun quizzes embedded so that you can check how you're doing.
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The Ultimate Management Book

By Martin Manser, Nigel Cumberland, Norma Barry, Di Kamp
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Martin Manser, Nigel Cumberland, Norma Barry, Di Kamp
If you want to be the best, you have to have the right skillset. From managing and motivating people and teams to performance management and appraisals, THE ULTIMATE MANAGEMENT BOOK is a dynamic collection of tools, techniques, and strategies for success. Discover the main themes, key ideas and tools you need and bring it all together with practical exercises.This is your complete course in modern management. ABOUT THE SERIESULTIMATE books are for managers, leaders, and business executives who want to succeed at work. From marketing and sales to management and finance, each title gives comprehensive coverage of the essential business skills you need to get ahead in your career. Written in straightforward English, each book is designed to help you quickly master the subject, with fun quizzes embedded so that you can check how you're doing.
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Ultimate Energy

By Tricia Woolfrey
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Tricia Woolfrey
INSTANT AND LONG-TERM ENERGY BOOSTSWhen your energy's low it can feel like wading through treacle. Living with brain fog can make even the simplest task challenging. But you can overcome fatigue if you follow the simple strategies in this book. It covers everything you need to maximize your energy, strength and vitality in all areas of your life. Discover how nutrition, exercise, mindfulness, resilience, positive inner talk, learning to say 'no' and much more, could help you. By the end you will be able to deal with all of life's challenges more easily and, better still, enjoy the good times more fully. CONTENTS· Introduction - what is energy?· Environment - how your surroundings energise or deplete you· No - how that little word is going to free up a lot of energy· Evolve - how to deal with setbacks so they empower you· Restorers - understanding and managing your energy friends and foes· Goals - the importance of focus for sustainable energy· Inner talk - what you say to yourself can be a boost or a blow to your energy· Zen - mindfulness as a calming energizer· Exercise and Nutrition - the building blocks of good energy· Rest and Relaxation - the importance of downtime to create more uptime
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  • The Ultimatum

    By Karen Robards
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    Karen Robards
    Action-packed, fact-paced thriller perfect for fans of Karen Rose and the RED SPARROW movie. The second book in the series, The Moscow Deception, is available to buy nowBianca St. Ives is smart, talented and beautiful. She's also a high-end thief, a master manipulator, a card shark, and a genius of disguise.A femme fatale Robin Hood running a multinational firm with her father, she makes a living swindling con men out of money they stole and giving it back to those who should rightfully have it, keeping a little for herself of course. Her father has prepared her well to carry on the family business, and now the prodigy has surpassed the master.Their latest mission didn't go to plan - millions of dollars and top secret government documents went missing, and her father was supposedly killed. But not everyone believes in his death, including the US government. They'll stop at nothing to capture Richard St. Ives - a high-value target who has been on most-wanted lists all over the world - even if it means using Bianca as bait. With only a fellow criminals for backup and her life on the line, it's up to Bianca to uncover the terrifying truth behind what really happened . . . and set it right, before it's too late.BUY BOOK TWO, THE MOSCOW DECEPTION, NOW
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    Unbeaten

    By Kim Woodburn, Kim Woodburn
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    Kim Woodburn
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    Kim Woodburn
    For Kim Woodburn finding fame in her 60s in the smash hit television series How Clean is Your House? with fellow dust-buster Aggie Mackenzie is like living a fairytale. Often she has simply wished that she had never been born, for Kim has overcome horrific emotional and physical abuse both at the hands of her alcoholic mother and her philandering, sexually abusive father. In her brave and revealing story Kim's memories of growing up are not of love and cuddles, but of beatings and random cruelty. Shuttled between the brutal houses of her warring parents, a succession of miserable children's homes and a grim convent - Kim's past has cast a long shadow over her life. But just before her sixteenth birthday she finally made her escape. It has taken decades of hard work, and a wonderfully happy marriage to conquer depression but now she has emerged unbowed and unbeaten as Britain's Queen of Clean. (P)2006 Hodder & Stoughton Audiobooks
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    Unbroken

    By Beverley Callard
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    Beverley Callard
    Beverley Callard has been loved by millions of viewers for the last twenty years in her role as feisty Rovers Return landlady Liz McDonald on Coronation Street. But behind the scenes her rollercoaster life has been even more colourful than her character's.She has suffered from crippling depression, been divorced three times, and has had to start from scratch following infidelity and bankruptcy. But every time she's been knocked down, Beverley has struggled through and steadfastly rebuilt her life. And it is that determination to cope with whatever life throws at her that has made Beverley's story one of inspiration to women everywhere. She's now ready to tell it for the first time.From growing up in Leeds, coping with family tragedy, and marrying for the first time just after her seventeenth birthday, Beverley's childhood was at times tough. But she was always surrounded by the love and laughter of her family. Beverley talks candidly about the devastating impact of her three broken marriages and describes the happiness she has now found with her wonderful partner Jon. In this intimate and moving autobiography Beverley reveals a life of extraordinary highs - the wonderful times she's had wearing the shortest skirts on the Street! - and devastating lows - including the she suffered last year.Heartfelt, funny and shockingly honest, Unbroken is the gripping story of a truly remarkable woman.
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    Unbroken Spirit

    By Ferzanna Riley
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    Ferzanna Riley
    This is the incredible true story of Ferzanna Riley, a Pakistani Muslim who could not be broken, despite an abusive family and their brutal efforts to enslave her. Her violent childhood, during which she was beaten on an almost daily basis, transformed her into a desperate and suicidal teenager, and led her to question the faith and culture she had been born into. After starting a new life in London, a shocking turn of events led Ferzanna and her younger sister to be tricked by their family into going into Pakistan, where they were held captive. Inspiring and moving, this astonishing story paints a picture of an amazing woman who broke the cycle of abuse and survived against all the odds.
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    The Uncertain Heart

    By Denise Robins
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    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.Linda quietly hoped that her absence abroad would awaken tender feelings in Grant. But when she returned, he was as uncertain as ever. And besides, there was a new woman in his life.
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    The Uncertain Joy

    By Patricia Robins
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    Patricia Robins
    A compelling classic romance from the inimitable Patricia Robins, first published in 1966 and now available for the first time in eBook.For Dick and Tammy, life is a struggle. Although Dick's family are wealthy, Dick wants to prove to himself that he is capable of supporting his wife and two children himself...but it's his marriage which takes the strain as Dick wears himself thin trying to please everyone.With both finances and marriage failing, Tammy turns to a family friend, Adam, for support when she realises that her baby, Richard, is not responding as he should. After visiting the doctor, all three are devastated to learn that baby Richard is severely deaf. Will this be the final straw, or will love for their son keep Dick and Tammy together?
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    Unchained (Nephilim Rising)

    By Jennifer L. Armentrout
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    Jennifer L. Armentrout
    A standalone novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout that existing fans of her novels won't be able to put down.Being a Nephilim isn't everything it's cracked up to be...Between the pissed-off creatures who want demon-hunter and Nephilim Lily Marks dead and the fallen angel who just...wants her, Lily is about ready to trade in forever for a comfy job in a cubicle farm.Mortal enemies, the fact that Lily and Julian are civil to one another is enough to have her thrown out of the Sanctuary. Even Lily can build a laundry list of why getting close to Julian is career suicide, but she can't shake her not-so angelic stalker, or ignore how he brings her dangerously close to ecstasy.As if Lily doesn't have enough problems, the hits just keep coming. Blindsided when a traitor is discovered working from within the Sanctuary, Lily is shocked to find he's determined to get her kicked out. Her relationship with Julian provides the perfect fuel for suspicion, and she quickly finds herself being hunted by, well, everyone. Her only hope is to discover the real traitor before she loses everything - and she'll need Julian's help. That is, if Julian is really there to help her...or destroy her.
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    Uncommon Sense

    By Mark Homer
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    Mark Homer
    How would you like to succeed in business and master investment by profiting in untapped areas that the masses know nothing about? Uncommon Sense guides you to unique, little-known and commonly misunderstood strategies that generate lasting revenue and sustained results by going against the tide.In this book you'll discover:- How to asses real value, understand the hidden motives of the media and see through hype.- Real business investing models such as hybriding and super-specialisation which will enable you to invest securely and profitably.- Understand the popular misonceptions, schemes, traps and truths which part you from your money - and learn how to defend yourself against them and secure lasting wealth.Essential reading for investors, innovators and entrepreneurs, Uncommon Sense provides a balanced, insightful and inspiring toolkit for making smart decisions in investing and business.
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    Unconditional

    By Justin Lee
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    Justin Lee
    'Gay.The word seemed to hold the weight of eternity within its single syllable.As strange as it may seem, in all the years I had struggled with my sexuality, the idea that I could be 'gay' had simply never crossed my mind. I was a Christian! That was my whole life! And Christians weren't gay.'This could be the most important book you read this year.It's a memoir.An exploration of what is, and what could be.Most of all, it's a clarion call to the church - to rediscover the love that Jesus called us to. Unconditionally.'So many gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people give up on Christianity because they cannot reconcile who they are with what they were brought up to believe that the Bible teaches about sexuality. Here is a wonderfully told story of a brave young homosexual man who has struggled to hold onto his faith while still affirming himself as gay. This is a must-read.' Tony Campolo
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    Under Gemini

    By Rosamunde Pilcher, Lucy Paterson
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    Rosamunde Pilcher
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    Lucy Paterson
    One of Rosamunde Pilcher's classic novels. Flora and Rose are identical twins who do not know of each other's existence. Rose has been raised by her frivolous mother with the glossy international jet set. Flora has spent her childhood in the beauty and quiet of her father's Cornish cottage. And then, by chance, they meet. The encounter seems heaven-sent to Rose, who longs to escape from a man she no longer desires. Flora can free her and, in taking her sister's place, her uneventful life is changed forever. She finds drama and danger - and glimpses a happiness beyond her wildest dreams. (P)2018 Hodder & Stoughton
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    Under the Wide and Starry Sky

    By Nancy Horan
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    Nancy Horan
    THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERAt the age of thirty-five, Fanny van de Grift Osbourne has left her philandering husband in San Francisco to set sail for Belgium to study art, with her three children and nanny in tow. Not long after her arrival, however, tragedy strikes, and Fanny and her brood repair to a quiet artists' colony in France where she can recuperate. There she meets Robert Louis Stevenson, ten years her junior, who is instantly smitten with the earthy, independent, and opinionated belle Americaine.A woman ahead of her time, Fanny does not immediately take to the young lawyer who longs to devote his life to literature rather than the law - and who would eventually write such classics as Treasure Island and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. In time, though, she succumbs to Stevenson's charms, and the two begin a fierce love affair-marked by intense joy and harrowing darkness that spans decades as they travel the world for the sake of his health following their art and dreams eventually settling in Samoa where Robert Louis Stevenson is buried, with these words on his grave: Under the wide and starry sky,Dig the grave and let me lie.Glad did I live and gladly die,And I laid me down with a will.This be the verse you grave for me:Here he lies where he longed to be;Home is the sailor, home from sea,And the hunter home from the hill.(Requiem, Robert Louis Stevenson)
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    Under the Almond Tree

    By Laura McVeigh
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    Laura McVeigh
    If you lost everything you loved, how would you survive and begin again? Under the Almond Tree tells the story of one refugee family fleeing Afghanistan and the catastrophic effects of war and displacement.Fifteen year old Samar and her family are refugees, fleeing the conflict in 1990s Kabul, after the Russians and then the Taliban, turn their lives inside out. They are aboard the Trans-Siberian Express as it travels across Russia towards an uncertain future. With the help of Napoleon, the ticket collector, her beloved copy of Anna Karenina, and her family, Samar narrates the story of their epic journey away from their happy life in Kabul and everything they have known. But, as Samar's tale unfolds, and the secrets of the family are unearthed, we slowly discover that the truth is far more devastating - and more full of hope - than we could ever have imagined. Under the Almond Tree is a story of how we keep the truth from those we love, and even from ourselves, to hold on to the beliefs which underpin our lives. It's also the story of extraordinary resilience and courage, in a turbulent world where nothing can be relied upon, but everything is possible.
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    Under the Dome

    By Stephen King
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    Stephen King
    The second season of the television adaptation of UNDER THE DOME will receive its UK premiere on Channel 5 on Monday, August 25th (produced by Steven Spielberg). King's bestselling novel centres on a small town suddenly and inexplicably sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible dome.In UNDER THE DOME, King has produced another riveting masterpiece. The end of every chapter hooks you into the next, drawing you inside a psychological drama that is so rich, you don't read it, you live it.It is the story of the small town of Chester's Mill, Maine which is inexplicably and suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. No one can get in and no one can get out.The normal rules of society are suddenly changed and when food, electricity and water run short, the community begins to crumble. As a new and more sinister social order develops, Dale Barbara, Iraq veteran, teams up with a handful of intrepid citizens to fight against the corruption that is sweeping through the town and to try to discover the source of the Dome before it is too late . . .
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