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The Last of the Shackdwellers

By Lena Kennedy
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Lena Kennedy
The evocative, illuminating autobiography of one of Britain's best-loved novelists.Lena Kennedy was sixty-four before her first novel, MAGGIE, was accepted, and it was among the shackdwelling community of the woods that she began to realise her growing need to express her feelings through writing. THE LAST OF THE SHACKDWELLERS examines the inspirations for each of her novels, such as the bestsellers EVE`S APPLES and LILY, MY LOVELY. Lena also vividly describes the long search for a publisher, her joy at finding success and her road to fame.'Absolutely fascinating' - 5-STAR reader review
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  • Legendary

    By Stephanie Garber
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    Stephanie Garber
    A heart to protect. A debt to repay. A game to win.The stunning, internationally bestselling sequel to Caraval'Extravagantly imaginative and enchanting . . . Pure magic and escapism' Cecelia AhernAfter being swept up in the magical world of Caraval, Donatella Dragna has finally escaped her father and saved her sister Scarlett from a disastrous arranged marriage. The girls should be celebrating, but Tella isn't yet free. She made a desperate bargain with a mysterious criminal, and what Tella owes him no one has ever been able to deliver: Caraval Master Legend's true name.The only chance of uncovering Legend's identity is to win Caraval, so Tella throws herself into the legendary competition once more - and into the path of the murderous heir to the throne, a doomed love story, and a web of secrets . . . including her sister's. Caraval has always demanded bravery, cunning, and sacrifice. But now the game is asking for more. If Tella can't fulfill her bargain and deliver Legend's name, she'll lose everything she cares about - maybe even her life. But if she wins, Legend and Caraval will be destroyed forever.The games have only just begun.***************What readers have said about Legendary:'I daresay this one is even more magical than the last''Do you know what is an absolute magical delicious delight?! THIS BOOK''there is nothing quite like the amazement and sensational wonder of these books''Stephanie Garber is a master storyteller. Just like in the first book, Legendary's magic immediately ensnares the reader'
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    The Laughterhouse

    By Paul Cleave
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    Paul Cleave
    'A modern equivalent of James Ellroy's Los Angeles of the 1950s, a discordant symphony of violence and human weakness' Publishers Weekly'Cleave uses words like lethal weapons' New York Times Book ReviewFast-paced, dark, and intensely clever, this exciting thriller represents a brilliant new chapter in the career of world-class crime writer Paul Cleave.Theodore Tate never forgot his first crime scene - ten-year-old Jessica found dead in "the Laughterhouse," an old abandoned slaughterhouse with the S painted over. The killer was found and arrested. Justice was served. Or was it? Fifteen years later, a new killer arrives in Christchurch, and he has a list of people who were involved in Jessica's murder case, one of whom is the unfortunate Dr. Stanton, a man with three young girls. If Tate is going to help them, he has to find the connection between the killer, the Laughterhouse, and the city's suddenly growing murder rate. And he needs to figure it out fast, because Stanton and his daughters have been kidnapped, and the doctor is being forced to make an impossible decision: which one of his daughters is to die first.
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  • A Life Worth Living

    By Nicky Gumbel
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    Nicky Gumbel
    Jesus Christ makes life profoundly worth living.This is Paul's message in his letter to the Philippians, in which he encourages the church he planted in Philippi to go on pursuing their new identity in Christ. In an engaging and accessible way, Nicky Gumbel places this key letter of the New Testament in context, explaining its audience and its writer, before unpacking why and how Christians can live with a new purpose, confidence and joy. He uses plenty of choice anecdotes to help us understand how Paul's message applies to us today, and how living for Jesus is living life to the full. Ideal for people new to studying the Bible, this book will help the reader understand the exciting implications of being a Christian.
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    The Life-Changing Power of Sophrology

    By Dominique Antiglio
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    Dominique Antiglio
    Move over mindfulness - Sophrology is the incredible new self-help technique taking the UK by storm.Sophrology is a dynamic relaxation, stress-management and personal development technique, which is steadily growing in popularity in the UK. Sophrology is already extremely popular on the continent - especially in France, Switzerland, Spain and Belgium, where sports stars and popstars, among others, have used the techniques to overcome fear of failure, manage stress and anxiety, beat insomnia, prepare for big events and fulfil their true potential. It is also used as a tool to help women prepare positively for birth, and in the workplace to enhance employees' wellbeing.This accessible book by a London-based expert in this field will open up the world of Sophrology to a worldwide audience and help readers feel equipped to cope with the ups and downs of life with a flexible and effective method. By learning to relax and connect with your inner resources you will discover strength and power you never knew you had, and feel happier and more balanced. Featuring practical tips, case studies, and a Sophrology practice audio, this is a must-have self-help resource.'The simplest, most natural way of calming and focusing our lives lies in front of our noses, breathing. This book will transform all our lives if we follow its helpful suggestions.' - Sir Anthony Seldon, Vice-Chancellor University of Buckingham and Co-Founder, Action for Happiness'Sophrology looks set to be the...answer to all our problems' - The Guardian'Sophrology is big news in the wellness world.' ELLE'I like Antiglio. She is calming.' - The Times 'Sophrology is set to be the next wellness trend... If it's used effectively by everyone from women in labour to Olympic athletes, it can only be a matter of time before sophrology enters our wellness lexicon.' - Refinery29'While many people try and fail to reap the benefits of meditative practices, taking up Sophrology could be the key to unlocking your mind's potential.' - The Independent 'Sophrology is most definitely something you can practice day to day in your own time, with your own schedule and direction.' - Harper's Bazaar 'The science is there. Resilience, better sleep and less stress? This is one wellness trend we'll be watching.' - Get The Gloss 'You've heard of mindfulness, now meet its dynamic young cousin sophrology' - The Observer
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    Learned Optimism

    By Martin Seligman
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    Martin Seligman
    From the bestselling author of Authentic HappinessKnown as the father of the science of positive psychology, Martin E.P. Seligman draws on more than twenty years of clinical research to demonstrate how optimism enhances the quality of life, and how anyone can learn to practice it. Offering many simple techniques, Dr. Seligman explains how to break an 'I give up' habit, develop a more constructive explanatory style for interpreting your behaviour, and experience the benefits of a more positive interior dialogue. These skills can help break up depression, boost your immune system, better develop your potential, and make you happier. With generous additional advice on how to encourage optimistic behaviour at school, at work and in children, Learned Optimism is both profound and practical, making it highly valuable for every phase of life.
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  • The Lost Order

    By Steve Berry
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    Steve Berry
    'My kind of thriller' Dan BrownThe Knights of the Golden Circle was the largest and most dangerous clandestine organization in American history. It amassed billions in stolen gold and silver, all buried in hidden caches across the United States. Since 1865 treasure hunters have searched, but little of it has ever been found. Now, two factions of the Knights want that treasure - one to spend it for their own ends, the other to preserve it. Thrust into the battle is former Justice Department agent Cotton Malone, who has a personal connection to the knights. His ancestor, Angus "Cotton" Adams, holds the key to everything. Complicating matters are a reckless Speaker of the House and the bitter widow of a Senator, who together are planning radical changes to the country. From the Smithsonian Institution to the rugged mountains of northern New Mexico, The Lost Order is a perilous adventure into a dark period of history - and a potentially even darker future.
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    Living A Life You Love

    By Joyce Meyer
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    Joyce Meyer
    Like many people, you may find it easy to express love for your family, your spouse, your church, the Lord-or for more temporal things like a good cup of tea, your home, or a nice dinner at your favorite restaurant. But you may struggle to truly say "I love my life!" Routines and responsibilities can become a grind, making you dread today, rather than look forward to it. Privileges can become burdens that rob you of the joy and fulfillment you're meant to have as a child of God. But you can be hopeful, learn to rise above your challenges, and become filled with wonder at what God can do in your life. Written by #1 New York Times bestselling author Joyce Meyer, who went from being in pain and miserable to peaceful and satisfied through Christ, this book is the key to shifting your perspective so that you may also relish every moment and every part of life. Joyce explains how to love life fully, in spite of your obstacles, so you can experience the joy and fulfillment God has for you! Chapters include: God Has an Amazing Plan for You, Refuse to Let Fear Determine Your Destiny, See Each Day as an Opportunity, and Be the You God Created You to Be! The key to loving your life is found in God's love for you. When you make Him the focus of all you do it will transform your attitude, so that you can really enjoy each day. Learn how God can help you maintain a joyful attitude, making love and kindness top priorities, and what you give away will come back to you immeasurably. As Joyce explains, God has already blessed you with what it takes to start LIVING A LIFE YOU LOVE. And this book will show you how.
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    The Little Book of Emotional Intelligence

    By Andy Cope, Amy Bradley
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    Andy Cope, Amy Bradley
    A SELF HELP MANUAL FOR HUMAN BEINGSThe Little Book of Emotional Intelligence is an immediate, outcome-focused primer on the important topic of EQ, which provides practical, no-nonsense life advice and takes a sideways look at a world which is complicated and overwhelming at times. Do you seem to spend half your life counting down the days 'til your next holiday? Does it sometimes feel like your life is being lived on fast forward, with little time for reflection or idle amusement? It's time to stop kicking happiness into the long grass and get on with really living.Funny, colourful and profound, this book is a gripping manual for the human mind, enabling you to understand and control your emotions, communicate better, unpick limiting beliefs and finally get around to living a happier, more balanced life.
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    Lost and Found

    By Jules Montague
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    Jules Montague
    *Irish Bestseller**Telegraph bestseller* An unforgettable book for fans of Henry Marsh and Atul Gawande about how we lose ourselves and those around us - and how we can be found again.Who do we become when our minds misbehave? If a loved one changes as a result of a brain disorder, are they still the same person? Could a brain disorder enhance your identity rather than damage it? From dementia and brain injury to sleep disorders, coma, and multiple personality disorder, leading neurologist and journalist Dr Jules Montague explores what remains of the person left behind when the pieces of their mind go missing. Along the way she answers fascinating questions about how we remember, think and behave. Why do some memories endure and others fade? Why do you sometimes forget why you went into a room? And what if rather than losing memories, your mind creates false ones - are they still yours, and do they still make you, you?'This is a book for anyone wanting to understand the human brain and personhood; it is a book for anyone with a loved one with dementia and for those of us who fear dementia... Montague takes the reader on an exquisite journey into the human brain and beyond that, to the metaphysics of personhood... Occasionally we come across a physicist or economist who, despite their subject matter, can stop you in your tracks. They reel you in without you realising. Montague is a neurologist who does exactly that. She has a rare gift: she makes her craft look simple... Throughout this book Montague displays a maturity and wisdom not always observed in clinicians or indeed any other kind of human.' Irish Times'A profoundly moving, revelatory book... Like the late Oliver Sacks, Jules Montague writes about bizarre cases. ...And yet, she is also writing about what it is to be human and the surprising fragility of our sense of self.' Daily Mail
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    Leo

    By Sally Kirkman
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    Sally Kirkman
    You are a Leo. You are the creative expert and shining light of the zodiac.The signs of the zodiac can give us great insight into our day-to-day living as well as the many talents and qualities we possess. But in an increasingly unpredictable world, how can we make sense of them? And what do they mean? This insightful and introductory guide delves deep into your star sign, revealing unique traits and meanings which you didn't know. Along the way, you will discover how your sign defies your compatibility, how to improve your health and what your gifts are. ***The Pocket Astrology series will teach you how to live well and enhance every aspect of your life. From friendship to compatibility, careers to finance, you will discover new elements to your sign and learn about the ancient art of astrology. Other books in the series include: Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius,Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces
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    Libra

    By Sally Kirkman
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    Sally Kirkman
    You are a Libra. You are the style ambassador and people person of the zodiac.The signs of the zodiac can give us great insight into our day-to-day living as well as the many talents and qualities we possess. But in an increasingly unpredictable world, how can we make sense of them? And what do they mean? This insightful and introductory guide delves deep into your star sign, revealing unique traits and meanings which you didn't know. Along the way, you will discover how your sign defies your compatibility, how to improve your health and what your gifts are. ***The Pocket Astrology series will teach you how to live well and enhance every aspect of your life. From friendship to compatibility, careers to finance, you will discover new elements to your sign and learn about the ancient art of astrology. Other books in the series include: Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius,Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces
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    London

    By Edward Rutherfurd, Andrew Wincott
    Authors:
    Edward Rutherfurd
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    Andrew Wincott
    A wonderful, epic story that tells the history of the greatest city in the world, from Roman times to the present day from the author of Paris, Sarum and New York.London has perhaps the most remarkable history of any city in the world. Now its story has a unique voice. In this epic novel Edward Rutherfurd takes the reader on a magnificent journey across sixteen centuries from the days of the Romans to the Victorian engineers of Tower Bridge and the era dockland development of the modern day. Through the lives and adventures of his colourful cast of characters he brings all the richness of London's past unforgettably to life.(P)2018 Hodder & Stoughton Limited
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