80 Not Out: My Favourite Cricket Memories
By Dickie Bird
Hardly a week goes by without Dickie Bird visiting a county or Test match arena where he can keep up to date with all that is happening in the cricket world, while at the same time taking the opportunity to reflect, in the company of old friends and acquaintances, on his own colourful contribution to the sport that lasted for over half a century. Dickie remains the most famous umpire of them all and is still highly respected throughout the world. A lovable eccentric with a joyful sense of fun, he decided, as he approached his eightieth birthday, to recall the highlights of his life in cricket, while also providing an illuminating insight into what he has been up to since his retirement.
50 Spiritual Classics
By Tom Butler-Bowdon, Tom Butler-Bowdon
'If you only ever read one spiritual book, let is be this one' Susan Jeffers, author of Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway'A kaleidoscope of inspiration' The Watkins Review50 Spiritual Classics captures the diversity of life journeys that span centuries, continents, spiritual traditions and secular beliefs: from the historical The Book of Chuang Tzu to modern insight from the Kabbalah, from Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet to Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. This one-of-a-kind collection includes personal memoirs and complelling biographies of Gandhi to Malcolm X and Black Elk; Eastern philosophers and gurus including Krishnamurti, Yogananda, Chogyam Trungpa and Shunryu Suzuki; and Western saints and mystics such as St. Frances of Assisi, Hermann Hesse and Simone Weil.
365 Days Of Sensational Sex
By Lou Paget
With her sophisticated but sizzling approach to sex, Lou Paget has fast become one of the world's most popular 'sexperts', clocking up three massive bestselling sex titles to her name. Now she returns with a brand new title - for the first time focusing on keeping the passion alive and energised within a relationship. 365 Days of Sensational Sex is the ultimate guide to having mind-blowing sex again and again in a stable relationship. Lou addresses the questions that everyone wants answered - What is it that makes some people such great lovers and what are they doing that keeps the fire burning? - and reveals the tips and techniques that will help us to do just that. Writing in a easily accessible one-a-day format, she provides both men and women with refreshing, savvy and informative essays on:* Secrets and advice on maintaining an attitude to sex that is open, curious and passionate.* Hot tips for creating a sexual atmosphere in your relationship.* The most popular types of sexual fantasies and how to ask for what you want.* Lou's greatest techniques for hot foreplay, sensational positions and trying something new.* Frequently asked questions and the very best of the lesser known sexual titbits.
The 33 (Now a major motion picture - previously titled Deep Down Dark)
By Héctor Tobar, Henry Leyva
NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING JULIETTE BINOCHE AND ANTONIO BANDERASTHE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERA NEW YORK TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR LA TIMES BOOK PRIZE FINALIST'Riveting ...The best book I've read all year.' Ann Patchett'An astonishing tale of survival' Spectator THE STORY THAT GRIPPED THE GLOBEAugust 2010: the San Jose mine in Chile collapses trapping 33 men half a mile underground for 69 days. Faced with the possibility of starvation and even death, the miners make a pact: if they survive, they will only share their story collectively, as 'the 33'.1 billion people watch the international rescue mission. Somehow, all 33 men make it out alive, in one of the most daring and dramatic rescue efforts even seen.Pulitzer-prize-winning journalist Héctor Tobar is the man they choose to tell their story.' An eloquent testament to the human spirit' The Times'A masterful account of exile and human longing, of triumph in the face of all odds.' Los Angeles Times(P)2014 Macmillan Audio
100 Ways to Simplify Your Life
By Joyce Meyer
Many want a simple life, but find it difficult to actually live that way. They fight a constant battle to balance work, family, friends, and other demands on schedules stretched too thin. Joyce Meyer breaks it down to the simple principle of exercising faith rather than doubt and confidence rather than people-pleasing. She writes from her experience of struggling to balance work, family, friends, and all the other demands on limited time to show readers the simple answer to a simpler life.Joyce gives these and other practical and easy to implement ideas for finding real joy:· Live to glorify God · Let go of what lies behind · Choose your battles · Don't be afraid of what people think · Trust God to change other people · Live with margin · Don't be so hard on yourself · Stop doing things you don't do well · Remember that God is for you.Joyce reminds readers that the Bible is full of examples of God's provision and His instruction to focus on one day at a time. She encourages readers to set themselves free by realizing they don't have to do, fix, or manage everything. By embracing the fact that God is on their side they will be encouraged that he will help find a way to live a simple life.
100 Mandalas for Mindfulness
By Jean-Luc Guérin
Our lives are busy and full of distraction. We crave stillness and calm from the pressures of the modern world. Relax and unwind with these 100 sophisticated colouring-in designs for adults. Each pattern is based around the ancient idea of the mandala. A traditional meditation aid, the mandala helps to create a moment of quiet by focusing the mind. It helps us to notice our connection with the world in the here and now. 100 Mandalas for Mindfulness is filled with unique illustrations that invite you to think outside the box, to be daring with colour and try new techniques: felt-tips, pencils, ballpoint pens and glitter. Each page is an opportunity to reflect your mood and express your true self. Focus, relax and discover the pleasure of creating your own beautiful mandalas.
By Dan Harris
#1 New York Times bestseller and winner of the 2014 'Inspirational Memoir' category at the Living Now book awards.10% HAPPIER is a spiritual book written for - and by - someone who would otherwise never read a spiritual book. This fifth anniversary edition features a new preface and new guided meditations from his favourite teachers, including Joseph Goldstein and Sharon Salzberg.After having a nationally televised panic attack, Harris knew he had to make some changes. A lifelong non-believer, he found himself on a bizarre adventure and realised that the sources of his problems was the very thing he always thought was his greatest asset: the incessant, insatiable voice in his head, which had propelled him through the ranks of a hyper-competitive business, but had also led him to make the profoundly stupid decisions that provoked his on-air freak-out. What happened next was completely unforeseen. Through a strange series of events - Harris stumbled upon something that helped him tame the voice in his head: meditation. At first, he was deeply suspicious, but when confronted with mounting scientific evidence that just a few minutes a day can literally rewire the brain for focus, happiness and reduced reactivity, Harris took a deep dive. He became a daily meditator, and even found himself on a ten-day, silent meditation retreat.10% Happier is a narrative account of Dan's conversion amid the harried and decidedly non-Zen world of the newsroom and concludes with a section for the beginner on how to get started.'I loved it' - Ruby Wax'A wonderful book and excellent advice.' - Andy Puddicombe, founder of Headspace'An enormously smart, clear-eyed, brave-hearted, and quite a personal look at the benefits of meditation' - Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat Pray Love
10 Minute Yoga: Bullet Guides
By Sara Kirkham
Open this book and you will- Relieve stress- Increase flexibility- Feel healthier- Get fitter