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Awkward Family Photos

By Mike Bender, Doug Chernack
Authors:
Mike Bender, Doug Chernack
Based on the hit website, AwkwardFamilyPhotos.com ('painful, regrettable, horrifyingly awesome snaps of family bonding, you will laugh so hard that people in adjoining offices will ask what's wrong with you' Esquire), this book features never-before-seen photos and hilarious personal stories covering everything from uncomfortable moments with relatives, teen angst, sibling rivalry, and family vacations from hell. Cringe at the forced poses, bad hair, and matching outfits - all prompting us to look at our own families and celebrate the fact that we're not alone. Nothing says awkward better than an uncomfortable family photograph!
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Away From You

By Kay Langdale, Mary Woodvine
Authors:
Kay Langdale
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Mary Woodvine
The heartbreaking novel from the author of CHOOSE ME and HER GIANT OCTOPUS MOMENT, about the sacrifices parents must make and the anguish that can befall them. When Monica is offered a three-month placement in LA, she knows that for the sake of her career she must accept it - even though it means leaving behind nine-year-old Ruby, toddler Luca and her husband Daniel. She hires Ursula as a housekeeper and nanny during her absence, although the older woman is oddly reluctant to agree to a childcare position. What is the dark secret in Ursula's past, which has left her so closed-off and reserved? Will her growing attachment to Ruby bring it to the surface? And will Monica regret leaving the children in her care?(P)2017 Hodder & Stoughton Limited
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The Awakened Family

By Shefali Tsabari, Shefali Tsabary
Authors:
Shefali Tsabari
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Shefali Tsabary
Dr Shefali teaches us how to control our expectations, embrace the present moment, and let go of the anxiety surrounding how best to parent our children.Become the awakened parent you've always wanted to be and watch your children thrive.All parents have aspirations for their children but for some these hopes turn into unrealistic expectations. In many cases, this puts huge amounts of pressure on children and has the potential to cause real harm, hindering your child's development. Challenging modern myths on how kids should be, Dr Shefali helps parents recognise children for who they truly are instead of holding onto society's impossible ideals.Drawing on Eastern philosophy as well as Western psychology, Dr Shefali offers enlightened, practical advice and explains her radically transformative plan which guarantees that you have confident children and a calm and emotionally connected family.(P)2017 Penguin Random House Audio
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Awake My Heart

By Patricia Robins
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Patricia Robins
What happens when a young man and a young woman, each bitterly distrustful of the opposite sex, not only meet but find themselves sharing the same country house? At first Luisa, returning home from abroad, finds herself hating Martyn Saunders, a young vet injured in the war. Martyn becomes engaged to Luisa's best friend, and too late he and Luisa discover their love for one another. First loyalty, then an accident, contrive to keep them apart, and when reconciliation seems likely, another woman from Martyn's past interferes, until love at last finds a solution to all their problems.
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Avoid Legal Pitfalls for Small Businesses

By Bevans Solicitors
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Bevans Solicitors
Do you want to protect yourself from all the legal pitfalls in planning, setting up and running your SME? Then let one of the UK's leading law firms guide you through the minefield with this book - the best quick reference to all of those risks and how to avoid them, With a practical approach that takes you from: Pre-start up ( Operating structures; Restrictions preventing start up; Corporate finance considerations) Through start-up (Shareholder/partnership agreements and exit strategies; Property/premises issues; Employment of staff, including drafting contracts of employment; Supplier contracts; Customer/client contracts; Protecting IP rights) To practical ongoing SME pitfalls (IP rights and disputes; Owner disputes; HR/employee problems; Health and Safety problems; PI claims and HSE prosecutions; Supplier disputes; Customer disputes including debt collection; Merger & Acquisitions activity including issues related to disposing of a business)This invaluable book could save you from legal and financial disaster: a great value resource for every small to medium business.
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The Avenue Goes to War

By R. F. Delderfield
Authors:
R. F. Delderfield
Life didn't stop in the Avenue because the war had started . . . Berni Carver joins up with the Commandos with his twin brother hoping they will serve out the war together. Archie Carver is determined to end the war richer than when it started. Elaine Fraser seizes her opportunity to live a little now her husband is out of the way. War has broken out and the blitz will soon change everything in the Avenue. Many men have gone off to fight but others stay behind with less honourable intentions . . .
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The Avenging Saint

By Leslie Charteris
Authors:
Leslie Charteris
Simon Templar is the Saint - daring, dazzling, and just a little disreputable. On the side of the law, but standing outside it, he dispenses his own brand of justice one criminal at a time. After a fruitless chase across Europe on the tail of his enemy Rayt Marius, the Saint returns to London with a price on his head. But adventure is never far from Simon Templar's door, and soon he finds himself rescuing Sonia Delmar, a munitions heiress, from Marius's clutches. Sonia allies with the Saint - in a bid to prevent Marius and his ally Prince Rudolf bringing war and destruction to Europe.
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Avalon

By Anya Seton
Authors:
Anya Seton
A spellbinding story of a young French prince and a Cornish girl caught up in the intrigue of the 10th Century English Court. '[Anya Seton] brought history so vividly to life' (Philippa Gregory)Merewyn has grown up in savage 10th Century Cornwall; a lonely girl, sustained by stubborn courage and pride in her descent from the great King Arthur. Rumon, a young French prince, has always dreamed of finding the idyllic island of hearsay and legend, Avalon. He gladly leaves his home in Provence but his hopes are dashed when his ship is wrecked off the Cornish coast. Rumon and Merewyn meet and from that hour their lives are intertwined. They make their way to the court of King Edgar and his beautiful young queen. At first they are dazzled but there is evil lurking in the corridors of power . . .Stretching from France to the eastern shores of America to the plains of Greenland, the journeys of Rumon and Merewyn make for an unforgettable saga.
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Autumn of Strangers

By Joanna Hines
Authors:
Joanna Hines
Caroline and Lydia couldn't be more different. Caroline is careful and tidy, with four children; Lydia is single and seemingly out of control. When travellers move into a nearby field, a line is drawn through the village and the women seem to be on opposite sides of it. It changes their lives.
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Autumn Manoeuvres

By Melvyn Bragg
Authors:
Melvyn Bragg
Jimmie Johnston first became a Labour MP in Cumbria when there was a brave new post-war world to build. Now, in the late 70s, another general election looms but he is no longer so optimistic. And as he fights to keep his seat, his family begins to fracture around him and scandal threatens. In this absorbing and fast-paced novel, Melvyn Bragg's portrait of the mood and politics of the era remains as pertinent today as on its original publication.
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  • Autumn Killing

    By Mons Kallentoft
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    Mons Kallentoft
    It is Autumn in Linköping and the heavens have opened, but not even these biblical rains can wash away the blood of crimes past and present.Then the brutally-stabbed body of self-made Internet billionaire Jerry Petersson is discovered floating facedown in the moat surrounding his home, the imposing Skogså Castle.Malin Fors, the brilliant but flawed star of the Linköping police force, is already struggling to keep her life together following the recent murder attempt on her teenage daughter, Tove. Now, as the Petersson case forces Malin to delve deep into Linköping's history and her own family's past, the secrets she uncovers threaten to drown her, too . . .
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    Autumn Blue

    By Karen Harter
    Authors:
    Karen Harter
    A single mother struggles to save her troubled young son, and finds help in the most unexpected placeSidney Walker is trying to raise her three children on her own, and lately it's been almost too much to manage. Her teenage son, Tyson, has been acting out and is now under house arrest for attempted robbery. Sidney can't possibly go to work, take care of her two daughters, and watch her son. If it weren't for her retired neighbor, Millard Bradbury, unexpectedly stepping in to watch Tyson while she's at work, she wouldn't know what to do with him. Sidney knows what Tyson needs is a father, and finds herself powerfully attracted to the deputy sheriff involved in Tyson's case, in spite of the fact that her son hates him. Meanwhile, her former boyfriend, Jack, wants to get back together and Sidney knows he'd make a perfect father to her children. As autumn rolls across the landscape, Sidney must make a choice that will change the rest of all of their lives.
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    Autumn Alley

    By Lena Kennedy
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    Lena Kennedy
    Autumn Alley: where the East End's most fascinating call their home . . .Here you'll find Maud, the formidable Irish-American suffragette; sulky Patricia, whose unhappy childhood leads her to a dangerous love affair; vivacious, flame-haired Colleen; Mary, who struggles alongside her wayward husband to bring up children - and Arfer, whose quick mind lifts him out of the world of poverty in London's East End.*************What readers are saying about AUTUMN ALLEY'Wow!!' - 5 STARS'Couldn't put it down' - 5 STARS'Such a skilled storyteller' - 5 STARS'The story captivated me' - 5 STARS'I enjoyed it so much' - 5 STARS
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  • Autism Spectrum Disorder: All That Matters

    By Lorna Selfe
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    Lorna Selfe
    In The Autistic Spectrum: All That Matters, Lorna Selfe explains that research over recent years has shown that there is not one such thing as autism but in fact a variety of autistic spectrum disorders. The causes of these, or the reasons for their apparently increasing prevalence in the UK and North America while in many other perts of the world they are hardly recognised at all, remain the subject of intensive research and debate. Dr Selfe strips away the many myths around autism, focusing instead on what we really know about its varieties, causes and treatments. As such, it is the ideal introduction to autistic spectrum disorders for psychology students, health practitioners, and the parents, carers and friends of people with autism. This accessible and readable book gives a fascinating introduction to the autistic spectrum - and what matters most about it.
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    Authentic Happiness

    By Martin Seligman
    Authors:
    Martin Seligman
    'A practical map for a flourishing life' (Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence)In this groundbreaking, heart-lifting and deeply useful book, Martin Seligman, internationally esteemed psychologist and the father of Positive Psychology, shows us that happiness can be learned and cultivated. Using many years of in-depth psychological research he lays out the 24 strengths and virtues unique to the human psyche and teaches you how to identify the ones you possess. By calling upon your signature strengths, you will not only develop natural buffers against misfortune and negative emotion, but also improve the world around you - at work, in love and in raising children - achieving new and sustainable contentment, joy and meaning.
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    Authentic

    By Sarah Abell
    Authors:
    Sarah Abell
    "[Authentic] offers hope to anyone who has ever wished for stronger friendships, deeper relationships - and to be a better person" Rob Parsons, Care for the Family97.5% of people admit their relationships could be improved64% of people don't think they give enough time to their close friendships59% of single people often feel lonely80% of people don't respect their bossAre your friendships as strong as you'd like them to be? Are you struggling with a relationship at the moment? Have you ever wondered why some people make you react in a certain way. Perhaps you long for more time to spend with your loved ones, or for loved ones that you would want to spend more time with. Do you wish you didn't lose your temper so much or that you could express your emotions more easily? Would you like to understand those around you better? If you want to have genuine, meaningful relationships with anyone everyone in your life AUTHENTIC is the book for you. Full of practical advice, it will show you how to invest in authentic relationships - one of the most rewarding adventures we can ever undertake.
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    Auntie Poldi and the Fruits of the Lord

    By Mario Giordano
    Authors:
    Mario Giordano
    A Man Called Ove meets Inspector Montalbano, Auntie Poldi leaves no stone unturned in her quest for answers. Wine and murder - nothing is more likely to rouse Auntie Poldi's love of the chase.Still relishing the notoriety from her spectacular resolution of the Candela case, Poldi is alive to the faintest whiff of criminality.What to others might seem a series of misfortunes - the water supply cut off, a poisoned dog - is clearly, to Poldi, an escalation: the Mafia have had her in their sights ever since she solved Valentino's murder.Poldi has tasted blood. No one is above suspicion. And trouble will surely follow . . .
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  • Auntie Poldi and the Sicilian Lions

    By Mario Giordano
    Authors:
    Mario Giordano
    'Alive with a tang of lemons to set the senses zinging' The SpectatorFiction at its most charming - A Man Called Ove meets Andrea Camilleri, Auntie Poldi is this summer's most unlikely hero.Auntie Poldi can think of no finer place to wait for death than Sicily. All she asks is a sea view, fine wine (and plenty of it), and her family close around.When death instead takes her handsome young friend Valentino - and under mysterious circumstances at that - Poldi will not take it lying down.Perhaps it's in her blood (her father was a detective chief inspector); perhaps it's a diverting excuse to spend more time with men in uniform; or perhaps it's just the promise she makes to Valentino while holding his poor dead hand.But Auntie Poldi's hunting instincts have never felt more alive. Justice must be served - if it's the last thing she does . . . Auntie Poldi and the Fruits of the Lord, the second Auntie Poldi adventure, is out now!
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    Augustus

    By Allan Massie
    Authors:
    Allan Massie
    Augustus was the founder of the Roman Empire, adopted son of Julius Caesar, friend and later foe of Mark Antony, patron of Horace and Virgil. Frank and forceful, this putative autobiography tells his story from the assassination of Caesar, through his military, political and personal struggles to his final days as Emperor in everything but name.
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    Augustus

    By Allan Massie
    Authors:
    Allan Massie
    Augustus was the founder of the Roman Empire, adopted son of Julius Caesar, friend and later foe of Mark Antony, patron of Horace and Virgil. Frank and forceful, this putative autobiography tells his story from the assassination of Caesar, through his military, political and personal struggles to his final days as Emperor in everything but name.
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