Down Our Street
By Lena Kennedy
Golden-haired, sunny-natured Amy, youngest and dearest of Annie Flanagan's lively brood of thirteen, is the apple of her mother's eye. But with the outbreak of World War II, the Flanagan family is torn apart, shaken from their crowded nest in London's East End. While the young ones are evacuated from the war-torn capital - the girls to Devon and the boys to a school in the Midlands - Joe is soon made a sergeant, fighting in France. Billy volunteers for the Army Transport, and young Dan fulfils his dreams and joins the RAF. The war brings tragedy - even the old home is in ruins, bombed and shell-splintered. It's Amy, with her fierce courage and determination, who must pull the family back together. But when a man full of wicked charm and Cockney banter walks into her life and wins her heart, more turbulent years are sure to follow.
Down Cemetery Road
By Mick Herron
'Good characterisation, dialogue and a well-paced narrative make this confident first novel frighteningly plausible' Daily TelegraphWhen a house explodes in a quiet Oxford suburb and a young girl disappears in the aftermath, Sarah Tucker - a young married woman, bored and unhappy with domestic life - becomes obsessed with finding her. Accustomed to dull chores in a childless household and hosting her husband's wearisome business clients for dinner, Sarah suddenly finds herself questioning everything she thought she knew, as her investigation reveals that people long believed dead are still among the living, while the living are fast joining the dead. What begins in a peaceful neighbourhood reaches its climax on a remote, unwelcoming Scottish island as the search puts Sarah in league with a man who finds himself being hunted down by murderous official forces.
Down by Tobacco Dock
By Sally Worboyes
A historical East End saga that will enthrall readers, from the bestselling author of Whitechapel Mary and Over Bethnal Green.In 1876, the homes of the poor working class in the East End are being replaced by splendid houses for the rich. When Kelly's Yard comes under threat, Maria Bertram inspires her neighbours to rebel against eviction. But when a woman is found murdered in Tobacco Dock and the young man Maria loves is arrested, she must do everything in her power to prove his innocence and save him from a public hanging. Without realising it, she puts her own life at risk when she stumbles across a web of deceit in the planner's office. It seems the murderer is much closer to home than she thinks...
The Double Tap
By Stephen Leather
The assassin: the world's most successful contract killer. An anonymous professional with a unique calling card - one bullet in the head and one in the chest for each and every target.The Judas goat: an ex-member of the SAS, Mike Cramer is the perfect sacrificial bait. When the FBI discover the next name on the assassin's hitlist, Cramer is set up to take his place.The wild card: Cramer's past has caught up with him. Ex-IRA extremist Dermot Lynch blames Cramer for his lover's death - and he's out for revenge.As Cramer trains for the most dangerous mission of his career, Lynch hunts down his sworn enemy. And the unknown assassin silently closes in on his target. The players are in position for the final deadly game . . .***********PRAISE FOR STEPHEN LEATHER'A master of the thriller genre'Irish Times'A writer at the top of his game'Sunday Express'In the top rank of thriller writers' Jack Higgins
The Double Life of Mistress Kit Kavanagh
By Marina Fiorato
First published in hardback as Kit.An unforgettable historical romance based on an astonishing true story from international bestseller Marina Fiorato - perfect for fans of Poldark and The Scandalous Lady W. Dublin 1702. Irish beauty Kit Kavanagh has everything she could want in life. Newly married, she runs a successful alehouse with her beloved husband Richard. The wars that rage in Europe over the Spanish throne seem a world away.But everything changes on the night that Richard simply disappears. Finding the Queen's shilling at the bottom of Richard's tankard, Kit realizes that her husband has been taken for a soldier.Kit follows Richard's trail across the battlefields of Italy in the Duke of Marlborough's regiment. Living as a man, risking her life in battle, she forms a close bond with her wry and handsome commanding officer Captain Ross. When she is forced to flee the regiment following a duel, she evades capture by dressing once more as a woman. But the war is not over for Kit. Her beauty catches the eye of the scheming Duke of Ormonde, who recruits her to spy upon the French. In her finery she meets Captain Ross once again, who seems just as drawn to the woman as he was to the soldier.Torn between Captain Ross and her loyalty to her husband, and under the orders of the English Crown, Kit finds that her life is in more danger now than on the battlefield.
Dorothy L. Sayers: Her Life and Soul
By Barbara Reynolds
Using her access to Dorothy L. Sayers' papers and photographs, many of which have never been seen, and her own memories of her subject, Barbara Reynolds has written the most readable and the most definitive biogrpahy to date of this fascinating woman.
By Joanna Hines
Fern is a naive and unworldly young woman when she unexpectedly inherits the entire estate of her rich grandfather. The house and its grounds evoke Fern's long-buried childhood memories and set her on a quest to uncover the truth about her parents and the elusive "Dora".
By Angie Stevens
Most parents photograph their children growing up, but Doodlemum (Angie Stevens) posts a drawing of her children and their family life on her blog every night (after the kids have gone to sleep). She draws everything from holidays to pets, tantrums to camping. All captured in a few key strokes of the pen. Angie Stevens's enthusiasm for drawing developed in childhood and she went on to study illustration at the Unviersity of Westminster. After shis, she says, came 'the tsunami of children and marriage' but her passion for drawing never left her. After the birth of her third child, 'a bit exhausted, sleep-deprived and probably suffering from a bit of post natal depression', her husband bought her a collection of Moleskine notebooks and suggested it might help to start drawing again. It did, and in 2010 the Doodlemum blog was born. Over 1000 illustrations later, Doodlemum is established. This is the book her fans have been asking for - perfect for them and for those who will fall in love with this tender and funny picture of family life in all its messy glory.
By Joseph D Pistone
In 1978, the US government waged a war against organised crime. One man was left behind the lines. From 1976 until 1981, Special Agent Pistone lived undercover with the Mafia. Only able to visit his young family once every few months, Pistone - under the alias Donnie Brasco - ate, drank, partied, worked and sometimes killed with the wiseguys. He got so close that his Mafia partner, Lefty Ruggiero, asked him to officiate as best man at his wedding. Pistone's eventual testimony, in such spectacular prosecutions as 'the Pizza Connection' and 'the Mafia Commission' resulted in more than 200 indictments and 100 convictions of members of organised crime.
By Jacques Peretti
'The book to read' GQ'A revelatory book' John Lewis-StempelPraise for The Billion Dollar Deals and How They're Changing Our World, the TV documentary which accompanies the book:'So brilliant, you want to take notes... It's a brilliant concept brilliantly executed.' Lucy Mangan, Guardian What if the way we understand our world is wrong? What if it isn't politicians and events that shape our lives, but secret deals made by people you've never heard of?This book tells the story of the secret deals that are changing the world, and revolutionizing everything we do, including money, the food we eat, what we buy, and the drugs we take to stay well. These deals never make the news: they are made high up in boardrooms, on golf courses, and in luxury cars: each sealed by world-changing handshakes. This is the story of those handshakes.
Donal's Meals in Minutes
By Donal Skehan
TRANSFORM THE WAY YOU COOK DINNER WITH THE MEALS IN MINUTES PLAN OF ATTACK!Donal's Meals in Minutes is all about real, honest, fast food made with simple ingredients and clever cooking methods that are the building blocks for delicious home-cooked suppers. These recipes require minimum equipment and ingredients to deliver speedy suppers, ready to serve straight to the table! If you've been in a cooking rut, this is the book to change your approach to the kitchen.Donal has delivered 90 fuss-free, flavour-packed recipes, including many from his Meals in Minutes TV series. He has divided the book into six chapters based on how people shop and cook, allowing you to choose a delicious meal that suits the shape of your evening every night.One Pot: Throw it all in one pot, literally, and let the hob or oven do the work. Including Thai Chicken Stew, Cauliflower Mac & Cheese Bake and Mexican Tortilla SoupOne Pan: Complete meals from one pan.Including Parsley Cream Cod with Spring Veg, Chimichurri Steak with Baby Gem & Spring Onion and Vietnamese Caramel Salmon with Bok ChoyQuick Prep/Slow Cook: Minimal preparation but with a longer cook in the oven whilst you get on with other things.Including Piri Piri Roast Chicken, Slow-cooked Beef Ragu with Pappardelle and Roast Cauliflower Platter with Tahini YoghurtSix Ingredients: Stripped back to basics with minimal ingredients.Including Chopping Board Tomato & Basil Peso with Pasta, Basil Butter Grilled Salmon with Fennel & Tomato Salad and Beer & Mustard Pork Caesar SaladGrocery-store Suppers: Pick up something ready-made on the way home to jazz up some basic ingredients.Including Moroccan Sausage Meatballs with Harissa Couscous, Bulgogi Beef & Kale Pizza and Creamy Tomato & Chorizo Ravioli SoupUnder 30 Minutes: On the table... in under half an hour.Including Garlic & Rosemary Chicken with Confit Butter Tomato Sauce & Gnocchi, Marinated Feta Salad with Good Greens & Grains and Thai-style Veggie-packed Dirty Fried Rice
Don't You Forget About Me
By Alexandra Potter
After a bad break up, doesn't every girl want the same things? * For her ex-boyfriend to stay single forever...* Or maybe emigrate, to a remote, uninhabited island?* Better still, that she'd never met him in the first place!But what if one of those wishes came true?Tess is heartbroken when Seb breaks up with her and can't help blaming herself. If only she'd done things differently. If only she could make right all her regrets... But she can't. It's over. She has to forget about him. Drunk and upset on New Year's Eve she wishes she'd never met him. But when she wakes up to discover this dream has come true, she realises she has a chance. To do it all over again. And to get it right this time...
Don't Worry Make Money
By Richard Carlson
This collection of 100 essays contains strategies for achieving financial success by giving up stress, worry, anger and fear. Carlson takes the reader through the steps needed to create a more relaxed attitude to money and the ways that this can result in successful money-making ventures.
Don't Turn Out the Lights
By Bernard Minier
"You did nothing." Christine Steinmeyer knows the suicide note she found in her mailbox on Christmas Eve has nothing to do with her. But the man calling in to her radio show seems convinced otherwise. "You let her die..." That's only the beginning. Bit by bit, her life is turned upside down. But who among her friends and family hates her enough to want to destroy her? And why? Commandant Martin Servaz is on leave when he is sent a key card to a hotel room - the room where an artist committed suicide a year earlier. He soon uncovers evidence of a truly terrifying crime. Could someone really be cruelly, consciously hounding women to death? Both he and Christine will find out...but it may not be in time.
Don't Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs
By Paul Carter
A take-no-prisoners approach to life has seen Paul Carter heading to some of the world's most remote, wild and dangerous places as a contractor in the oil business. Amazingly, he's survived (so far) to tell these stories from the edge of civilization. He has been shot at, hijacked and held hostage; almost died of dysentery in Asia and toothache in Russia; watched a Texan lose his mind in the jungles of Asia; lost a lot of money backing a scorpion against a mouse in a fight to the death, and been served cocktails by an orangutan on an ocean freighter. And that's just his day job. Taking postings in some of the world's wildest and most remote regions, not to mention some of the roughest rigs on the planet, Paul has worked, got into trouble, and been given serious talkings to, in locations as far-flung as the North Sea, Middle East, Borneo and Tunisia, as exotic as Sumatra, Vietnam and Thailand, and as flat-out dangerous as Columbia, Nigeria and Russia, with some of the maddest, baddest and strangest people you could ever hope not to meet.
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff for Women
By Kristine Carlson
The Don't Sweat series has helped countless readers rethink the way they address life's big and small problems.. Now in a book written specifically for women, Kristine Carlson offers the same calming and encouraging advice in 100 short and spirited essays. It addresses such important and timely issues as balancing family and work demands, debating effectively with spouses and partners, dealing with children and friendships, finding time for reflection and self-care, and much more.Kristine Carlson helps readers focus on what's really important, keep in touch with their feelings, live with spirit, and - when all else fails - learn to laugh. A true life-saver, this potent book is full of sage advice and comforting thoughts, from one busy woman to another.
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff... Omnibus
By Richard Carlson
In this omnibus Richard Carlson shows you how to stop letting the little things in life drive you crazy; how to interact more peaceably and joyfully with colleagues, clients and bosses; and provides strategies for achieving financial success by giving up stress, worry, anger and fear.
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff at Work
By Richard Carlson
Most people spend at least 40 hours a week in the office, and constant deadlines, heavy workloads, and daily dilemmas can make working a stressful experience. In his new book, Richard Carlson shows readers how to interact more peaceably and joyfully with colleagues, clients and bosses. He reveals tips such as planning what you're going to say in a meeting or presentation, taking a deep breath before reacting to a co-worker's criticism, and asking for a raise in the most effective way possible. Transforming your outlook at the office will not only ease stress in the workplace, it will also lead to a happier life at home. Written in Carlson's warm, appealing style, Don't Sweat the Small Stuff at Work is certain to be an inspirational bestseller to the thousands who loved his previous books.
Don't Sweat The Small Stuff in Love
By Richard Carlson
Richard Carlson has helped millions of readers to reduce the stress in their everyday lives, with their families and in their jobs. Now he shows readers how to apply his immensely popular and helpful philosophy to one of the most difficult aspects of life - the romantic relationship.While depression, heartache, anger, and insecurity are widely associated with romantic love, the concept of stress is rarely identified as a problem. In one hundred brief, beautifully written essays, Richard Carlson shows readers how not to overreact to a loved one's criticism, how to appreciate your spouse in new ways, how to get past old angers, and many other ways to improve and increase the joy and pleasure that can and should be a part of any partnership.
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff with Your Family
By Richard Carlson
A collection of 100 strategies for greater peace with our families. It discusses deepening our appreciation of being with our families and learning to be an attentive parent. There is also advice for stay-at-home mums and dads on how to decrease stress when caring for children around the clock.