Colonisation: Second Contact
By Harry Turtledove
Through a mixture of guts, ingenuity and sheer luck, Earth managed to defend herself from her ruthless alien would-be conquerors. The 'Race' was fought to a bloody standstill despite its awe-inspiring weaponry and experience of merciless conquest. Thousands died from enemy fire, many more from the smouldering nuclear-scarred fall-out sites. An uneasy ceasefire reigns over this divided globe, as both sides strive to test their strength through more subtle techniques. But now, years later, this delicate equilibrium has been shattered. For the first assault was only an advance. guard. Now, a whole new fleet orbits the planet. The real colonists have arrived, fresh and unwill to accept old compromises.'The wizard of If.' Chicago Sun-Times'Turtledove the standard bearer for alternate history.' USA Today
The Case of William Smith
By Patricia Wentworth
Who was William Smith? And why was Mavis Jones so horrified to see him? For seven years William had worked as a woodcarver for the local toyshop, ignorant of his true identity. The war had robbed him of his memory, and no one expected him to ever find the answer. So when he took his work to Evesleys Ltd, why was his life instantly in danger?When William makes the frightening discovery that there are people determined not to let his memory return whatever the cost, Miss Silver is called in to investigate. But will she uncover their treachery before Mavis strikes again...?
The Character of Organizations
By William Bridges
An organization's character shapes how decisions get made and new ideas are received. In this book, William Bridges identifies 16 organizational character types using the framework of MBTI personality types and shows how these influence an organization's growth and development.
By Peter Gordon
Peter Gordon's first collection of unique and stunning recipes, The Sugar Club Cookbook, concentrated on his signature dishes at the restaurant. Now this brilliant young chef turns his creative attention to dishes and menus to prepare at home. Fresh and original ideas for breakfast - Tea-smoked salmon with poached eggs, toast, spinach and hollandaise; inpsired picnic ideas - Roast carrot and parmesan risotto cakes; menus for celebrations - Fiery chicken, green chilli and lemon grass stir-fry; and lots of tips for marinades and dressings, cocktails and canapes - all display Peter's trademark combination of modern British food with Pacific flavours.
A Change for the Better
By Hilary Jones
The menopause can be one of the hardest changes that a woman has to adapt to in her life - but it can also signal a new and positive beginning. Here in this frank and all-encompassing book, Dr Hilary Jones examines all the potential problems and dilemmas associated with this time. Amongst other topics, he discusses how physical symptoms such as osteoporosis can be alleviated; the benefits and side effects of HRT, providing easy tests to help readers decide if it would work for them; and the effects of the menopause on a woman's sexuality. With chapters also dedicated to the psychological issues that many women can find hard to deal with, A Change for the Better gives its readers all the information they need to cope with their menopausal years.
By Patricia Wentworth
There was a certain heavy air of intrigue and mystery emanating from the old inn high on the cliff top. The Catherine-Wheel had once been a home for pirates and smugglers, but now is looked like it was harbouring a murderer.It had begun with an advertisement in the paper requesting descendants of the late innkeeper, Jeremiah Taverner, to stay for a weekend at the inn. They had arrived, a mixed assortment, to the family reunion eager to discover the secrets of their ancestry. But one of them had been hideously murdered, bringing the inn's stormy past into frightening focus.Scotland Yard, already suspicious of dope smuggling in the area, sends Maud Silver to investigate before the fireworks start to fly.
By Nick Barlay
Cee Harper is a 24 year old drama teacher in west London, winding down for the summer holidays when she arrives home to find her flat burgled and her wayward brother Dennie, mysteriously missing.From here she is sucked into the underbelly of the city, and immersed into a cast of vivid characters . There's nuclear - suntanned single mum Sabine, 500 watt mouthed crackhead villain Georgio Georgianou, Ootie the local shop owner and an array of urban undesirables and wannabe London gansters.
Confessions of a Lapsed Standard-Bearer
By Andreï Makine
Addressing himself to his childhood friend Arkadi from exile in Paris, Alyosha recreates their happy years in a village commune outside Leningrad in the 60s, when the sky was always blue and each summer they marched with drum and trumpet at communist youth camp, their eyes set on the glorious future promised by the propaganda machine - until they learn the full horror of what their parents had suffered during the war and under Stalin, and begin to see through the lies. 'Moving and gripping' The Times
By Nigel Tranter
When his mother, the formidable Black Agnes, bequeathed him the troubled earldom of Moray in the far north of Scotland, John Cospatrick, younger son of the ninth Earl of Dunbar and March, found himself unexpectedly elevated to become King David's lieutenant and arbiter up in those unruly parts. At the age of 22, with no experience in matters of governance, John's courage, sharp wit and skills of diplomacy served him well in bringing the rebellious Lords of the Isles to heel. However, the greatest test of his abilities as an envoy and negotiator was to come when the new king, Robert II, sent him to London to seek to win over the English king's brother, John of Gaunt, to friendship with Scotland. 'Through his imaginative dialogue, he provides a voice for Scotland's heroes' Scotland on Sunday
Communion With God
By Neale Donald Walsch
Six years ago, Neale Donald Walsch began a conversation - forging his own unique relationship with God - and the result was Conversations with God book 1, which has sold over 2 million copies worldwide. In that inspirational series, Neale Donald Walsch showed that it is up to us to begin our own conversation. The next stage, as he explained in Friendship with God, is to take this relationship one step further. Now, with the final book in this incredible series, we learn how to take the ultimate step towards communion with god.
Colonisation: Down to Earth
By Harry Turtledove
The tumultuous 1960s have arrived, and the alien reptilian race ponders its uneasy future on the planet it calls Tosev 3. The United States has prospered since the war and has sent a manned spaceship deep into space. On the other side of the globe, the German Reich remains bloodied but unbowed, brandishing a frightening new weapon and always poised for war. China strains under alien occupation, and from Poland to Jerusalem, Jews must choose between aiding the Race or the Reich. Down to Earth is populated by a cast that includes the famous, from Khomeini to Himmler, and the unkonwn - drug smugglers, soldiers and lovers - in a spectacular tale of tyranny and freedom, destruction and hope.'The wizard of If.' Chicago Sun-Times'Turtledove the standard bearer for alternate history.' USA Today
Child of Sin
By Meg Hutchinson
Agnes Ridley has a cruel tongue and a heart of stone: when she discovers housemaid Lizzie Burton has fallen pregnant, she turns her out with only the clothes on her back. If it weren't for loyal Debbie, who follows her friend into exile, Lizzie would be friendless as well as destitute.The girls are blessed when they meet big-hearted Sadie Trent, who takes them in and cherishes them like her own. But even Sadie cannot protect the girls from the vicious malice of Abe Turley, who is determined to take his pleasure - and then his revenge; and from sinister Fleur Masson, who hides an evil trade behind the respectable facade of a fashion house. After such tribulations, can there ever be true happiness for a child of sin?
The Constant Gardener
By John Le Carré
Tessa Quayle has been horribly murdered on the shores of Lake Turkana in Northern Kenya, the birthplace of mankind. Her putative African lover, a doctor with one of the aid agencies, has disappeared.Her husband, Justin, a career diplomat and amateur gardener at the British High Commission in Nairobi, sets out on a personal odyssey in pursuit of the killers and their motive. His quest takes him to the Foreign Office in London, across Europe and Canada and back to Africa, to the depths of South Sudan, and finally to the very spot where Tessa died.On his way Justin meets terror, violence, laughter, conspiracy and knowledge. But his greatest discovery is the woman he barely had time to love.
Charles Dickens: A Beginner's Guide
By Rob Abbott, Charlie Bell
Call for the Dead
By John Le Carré
George Smiley had liked the man and now the man was dead. Suicide. But why?An anonymous letter had alleged that Foreign Office man Samuel Fennan had been a member of the Communist Party as a student before the war. Nothing very unusual for his generation. Smiley had made it clear that the investigation - little more than a routine security check - was over and that the file on Fennan could be closed.Next day, Fennan was dead with a note by his body saying his career was finished and he couldn't go on. Why? Smiley was puzzled ...
By Lizbie Brown
An actress dies while preparing to tread the boards at the famous Theatre Royal in Bath. Her ex-lover insists that she was murdered. And perhaps he was right. Flora Messel had enemies and she had always been prepared to play cat and mouse to get what she wanted. When the Shepard Agency is hired to investigate La Messel's death, events conspire to entangle them in a cat's cradle of mutual disloyalties - with undercurrents of malice and distrust . . .
Chaucer: A Beginner's Guide
By Catherine Richardson
"Chaucer - A Beginner's Guide" introduces you to the life and works of this eminent and prolific writer. By exploring some of his major works the writer shows the relevance of Chaucer today and helps you to develop your own responses to the poetry. Catherine Richardson's informative text includes the exploration of: how to read the poems in the form in which Chaucer wrote them; why Chaucer was so important to the development of English poetry; Chaucer's poetry of warfare and chivalry; and, How the critics of Chaucer can help us to understand his work.
By Harry Turtledove
Humanity is still locked in a battle for supremacy with the conquering alien invaders, the Race. The German Reich has finally been subdued and the Race believe it only to be a matter of time before the rest of the planet follows suit. However, they underestimate humanity's desire for freedom and the lengths they will go to gain it. With America and Russia holding the alien invaders off in a technological standoff, the disorganised red armies of Mao Tse-tung's revolutionaries causing havoc and the ever-increasing dependence of the Race on the addictive substance ginger, the Empire realises that the colonisation of Earth may only be achieved through its total destruction.'The wizard of If.' Chicago Sun-Times'Turtledove the standard bearer for alternate history.' USA Today
Connecting With Success
By Kathleen Barton
Drawing from personal experience and first-person interviews with men and women successfully mentored, this book brings traditional mentoring out of the shadows and demystifies the process of how to select and work with a mentor.
By Ray Gordon
This story will shock, stun and excite you.Sent to a convent in Hertfordshire by her fanatically religious stepfather, Mary is forced to endure the hardest of regimes.But Mary is a blossoming girl, whose sexual stirrings have no boundaries and mixed with a rebellious streak matters are about to get very dirty.As her desire grows, fuelled by an affair with Sister Elizabeth, Mary finds herself on a collision course with the mother superior.When she is caught in the act, her punishment is severe but Mary refuses to be broken and it's only a matter of time before the tables are well and truly turned.