The Art of Thinking Clearly
By Rolf Dobelli
The Secrets of Perfect Decision-Making, based on the million-copy bestselling book.Have you ever... · Invested time in something that, with hindsight, just wasn't worth it?· Overpaid in an eBay auction? · Continued doing something you knew was bad for you?· Sold stocks too late, or too early? · Taken credit for success, but blamed failure on external circumstances? · Backed the wrong horse?These are examples of cognitive biases, simple errors we all make in our day-to-day thinking. But by knowing what they are and how to spot them, we can avoid them and make better choices - whether dealing with a personal problem or a business negotiation; trying to save money or make money; working out what we do or don't want in life, and how best to get it.Users will answer a series of short questions based on the type of decision they are making - Money, Work, Time, or People - then the most relevant cognitive biases will be revealed, allowing them to avoid these common errors.Simple, straightforward and always surprising, this app will change the way you think - at work, at home, every day.
By Howard Sounes
The death of Amy Winehouse at the age of 27 was a tragedy.She was one of the brightest music stars in years -a brilliant, original song writer with a mighty voice and great personal charm. Amy was loveable, but troubled. She was as notorious for her messy personal life, drug addiction and alcoholism, as she was celebrated for her songs, and her death in 2011, while shocking, was not unexpected.Amy was also the latest in a series of iconic music stars who died at the same young age; starting with Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones whose death in 1969 was followed by Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin in 1970, Jim Morrison in 1971, and Kurt Cobain in 1994. All were gifted. All were dissipated. All were 27.The 27 Club was first used as a collective term for these lost souls after a comment by Kurt Cobain's mother. 'He's gone and joined that stupid club,' she said after Kurt shot himself. 'I told him not to ...'In this ground-breaking book, Howard Sounes delivers a detailed and insightful study of Amy Winehouse's life, and sets that life in the context of the 27 Club. That six big music stars died at 27 -- along with 44 less well-known names -- is on one level a coincidence. But behind this coincidence Sounes reveals is a disturbing common narrative that explains how these artists met their fate, and casts new light on Amy's death in particular.
Achieve Your Potential with Positive Psychology
By Tim Lebon
Everybody wants to be happier and fulfil their potential, and for years many self-help books have claimed they know the answer. Only in the last two decades has Positive Psychology started to provide evidence-based ideas that have been scientifically shown to work.In this book psychotherapist, lecturer and life coach Tim LeBon shows you how you can use the tools of Positive Psychology to achieve your goals. You will discover how ideas from CBT, mindfulness and practical philosophy can produce a more balanced, wiser version of Positive Psychology. Learn how to:* flourish and be happier* maintain and sustain positive relationships* find more meaning in life and accomplish more* become wiser and more resilient* discover the real benefits that a genuine understanding of positive psychology can bring."This book has a wealth of information and fascinating case studies which will take you on a fulfilling journey through the relatively new perspective of positive psychology. Tim LeBon does not leave you to fend alone but encourages us to take responsibility for ourselves through guided action plans, diagnostic tests and key ideas leading to newer and fresher outlooks. I would encourage anyone interested in positive psychology to soak this book up and take a step towards a better life."Ilona Boniwell, Associate Professor at Ecole Centrale Paris and author of Positive Psychology in a Nutshell
By Ted Allbeury
Operation MKUltra. The CIA's most secret project. Involving mind-control under the influence of drugs and hypnosis, it uses unwitting individuals for intelligence gathering and counter-espionage. The illicit experiments carried out under MKUltra can have terrifying - sometimes tragic - human consequences.It is Senator Joe Maguire's task to monitor the goings-on of MKUltra and to pick up the pieces when things go wrong. A fundamentally decent man, Maguire is plagued with doubts about what he is doing. Just how far should one go to protect democracy against those who whould destroy it?
Aid and Comfort
By Ted Allbeury
One spring day in 1985 Arthur Casey marches into the Soviet embassy in Washington offering his services as an informant. He's the most valuable asset the KGB will ever have. Yuri Volkov is the KGB officer appointed as Jarvis's 'controller'. He comes to despise the weak and feckless American prepared to send men to their deaths for financial gain. Larry Getz is the senior CIA officer who must hunt down the traitor in their midst. So begins a cat-and-mouse game of danger and deception, bluff and double-bluff in which, if Getz is to succeed, he'll have to bend the rules and violate the sanctity of the US Constitution. But does the end justify the means? And Just how dirty is Getz prepared to play?
As Time Goes By
By Ted Allbeury
In 1942 three young women are parachuted into the Dordogne to work for a Special Operations Executive network. Their leader is Harry Bailey,a young man who loves one of them and fears for them all.Paulette, the passionately committed Frenchwoman, who never forgets her need for revenge against the Germans... down-to-earth Vi, motivated by an unselfish sense of obligation... Jenny, the least committed of the three, and the one who must find the most courage.As the months of dangerous waiting turn at last into active combat behind enemy lines as D-Day approaches, the three heroines' story moves to its unforgettable climax.'Striking... he makes the menacing atmosphere of wartime France startlingly real' - Daily Telegraph
The Approval Fix
By Joyce Meyer
When we hear the word addiction, we tend to think of unbreakable habits involving drugs or alcohol. But many people struggle each day with a different kind of addiction: a deep need for the approval of others. Their unquenchable thirst for love and acceptance often causes people to suffer in relationships, give up on their dreams, and even forfeit their destinies. The key to breaking free from approval addiction, and the people-pleasing that goes along with it, is to understand and embrace the love of God and others and to be able to love yourself.In The Approval Fix, best-selling author Joyce Meyer offers the practical insights and lessons necessary to find freedom from the need for approval. Anyone who wants to enjoy life and build healthy relationships, but struggles to feel accepted, will benefit immensely from this book, which is full of proven principles from Meyer's years of experience helping people find freedom in many areas of their lives.
The After School Cookbook
By Nick Coffer
Quick, easy, and affordable recipes for your hungry kids from the creator of video blog MyDaddyCooks.com and the food hero in Sainsbury's Make Your Roast Go Further campaign.Nick Coffer creates meals that are not only yummy but will refuel the kids for that tricky period after school. In The After School Cookbook Nick shares his secrets for quick and tasty family food, aimed at keeping your kids full of energy whether they are a toddler or a teenager.Using simple techniques and good value, easy-to-find ingredients, this book will be an essential part of your daily routine, giving inspiration for delicious quick dishes that will keep the whole family looking forward to meal times. Mind The Gap Snacks to be eaten on the run after the school bell has rung Ready When You Get Home Cook ahead food for famished familiesSaving Your Bacon Cheap but yummy dinners Speed of Night The quickest of quick cook recipesHere Today Still Here Tomorrow Make the most of leftoversInspired Lunch Boxes Midday meals, perfect for schoolReady-Made Meals Made By You Why buy it when you can make it?2+2 = 7 Meals that go a long way, for unexpected play datesGenius Treats All the sweet treats you could ever need
After Me, The Deluge
By David Forrest
This is the story of a young priest in the tiny French village of St. Pierre-des-Monts who receives a telephone call from God warning that he is about to destroy mankind with a second great flood. Only Father Benoir and his misfit flock will be saved, but they must hurry, said God, and build an ark like Noah's. AFTER ME, THE DELUGE is an outrageous, irreverent comedy which inspired one of Italy's longest running stage musicals which has been seen by over fifteen million people since it's debut in 1974.
By Richard Lange
WINNER OF THE 2014 HAMMETT PRIZELuz has made a lot of mistakes, but she's trying to make up for it. She's worked it all out. She's quit the drugs. She's only taking the clothes on her back, a gun and the money in her husband's safe. She's going to find her daughter and no one's going to stop her. The corpses in the hallway weren't part of the plan. In this powerful story of revenge and redemption, one woman's desperate break for freedom will change the lives of criminals and cops on both sides of the border.
The Art of Thinking Clearly: Better Thinking, Better Decisions
By Rolf Dobelli
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERTHE TIMES BESTSELLERGUARDIAN BESTSELLER AMAZON TOP TEN BESTSELLERTHE SECRETS OF PERFECT DECISION-MAKINGHave you ever... Invested time in something that, with hindsight, just wasn't worth it?Overpaid in an Ebay auction? Continued doing something you knew was bad for you?Sold stocks too late, or too early? Taken credit for success, but blamed failure on external circumstances? Backed the wrong horse?These are examples of cognitive biases, simple errors we all make in our day-to-day thinking. But by knowing what they are and how to spot them, we can avoid them and make better choices - whether dealing with a personal problem or a business negotiation; trying to save money or make money; working out what we do or don't want in life, and how best to get it.Already an international bestseller, THE ART OF THINKING CLEARLY is essential reading for anyone with important decisions to make. It reveals, in 100 short chapters, the most common errors of judgement, and how to avoid them. Simple, clear and always surprising, this indispensable book will change the way you think and transform your decision-making - at work, at home, every day.
By James Treadwell
I am everything no longer forgotten.I banish forgetting.My seed has grown and become prophecy.Truth walks the world above.Magic is risen to the world once more.In Cornwall, they have seen it rise: in an angel of death and endless, unseasonal snow.Across the ocean, on a remote Canadian island, the blood and offerings and smoke of England seem nothing more than distant rumours of hysteria.Until the girl disappears. And the whale comes. And The Plague spreads.And nothing is as it was before.
The A-List Family
By Christina Hopkinson
Imagine a world where your bikini body has to last all year.Where paparazzi turn up for the school run.Where EVERYBODY knows your name, and your eight-year-old daughter's.Welcome to everyday life in an A-List Family.Newly employed to look after the daughter of a super-rich and famous power couple, Anna is about to find out what life is really like behind the closed doors of celebrity. And soon she starts to wonder: once you're in, can you get out?
By Michael Rosen
From minding your Ps and Qs to wondering why X should mark the spot, Alphabetical is a book for everyone who loves words and language. Whether it's how letters are arranged on keyboards or Viking runes, textspeak or zip codes, this book will change the way you think about letters for ever. How on Earth did we fix upon our twenty-six letters, what do they really mean, and how did we come to write them down in the first place? Michael Rosen takes you on an unforgettable adventure through the history of the alphabet in twenty-six vivid chapters, fizzing with personal anecdotes and fascinating facts. Starting with the mysterious Phoenicians and how sounds first came to be written down, he races on to show how nonsense poems work, pins down the strange story of OK, traces our seven lost letters and tackles the tyranny of spelling, among many, many other things. His heroes of the alphabet range from Edward Lear to Phyllis Pearsall (the inventor of the A-Z), and from the two scribes of Beowulf to rappers. Each chapter takes on a different subject - codes, umlauts or the writing of dictionaries. Rosen's enthusiasm for letters positively leaps off the page, whether it's the story of his life told through the typewriters he's owned or a chapter on jokes written in a string of gags and word games. So if you ever wondered why Hawaiian only has a thirteen-letter alphabet or how exactly to write down the sound of a wild raspberry, read on . . .
And To My Nephew Albert I Leave The Island What I Won Off Fatty Hagan In A Poker Game
By David Forrest
Foul Rock is a tiny speck only seventy meters wide and one hundred and forty meters long, just off the coast of England. When he first sets foot on his inheritance, Albert quickly realises that there is absolutely nothing there, nothing except for the frequent presence of Victoria, a very attractive young girl in search of a suntan.Just as the two are getting to know each other better, a Russian trawler (spy ship) runs aground on the Island. The other side of the Island is soon occupied by the United States Marines and Victoria and Albert find themselves caught up in a precarious and hilarious Cold War stand off.And to My Nephew Albert...is a classic satire from the author(s) of The Great Dinosaur Robbery and After Me, The Deluge.
At Close Quarters
By Gerald Seymour
Peter Holt, a young diplomat, witnesses the horrific murder of his fiance and the British Ambassador within days of a new posting to the Soviet Union. The report of the murder lands on the desk of a British Intelligence officer who suspects Palestinian involvement, althought the Russians insist that it was not a terrorist attack.The British government are determined to extract revenge and Holt is the only man able to identify the assassin. He is sent to the Lebanon and the perilous Beqa'a Valley, which serves as a stronghold for the most extreme guerilla groups. Unauthorised access to the valley is virtually impossible, and capture by the Syrian Army would result in torture and death. His only company is Noah Crane, an Israeli expert sniper, who acts as his mentor and guide. But when Syrian Intelligence learn of their presence, their cover is blown. And now it is too late to turn back.
An Audience with Tony Benn
By Tony Benn, Tony Benn
After he announced his retirement to 'spend more time with politics', much loved parliamentarian Tony Benn brought his unmistakable presence to the stage in a sell-out 'Evening With' event. His only props: a flask of tea, some rubbed tobacco and his trademark pipe...An Audience with Tony Benn is a mix of politics, opinion and debate as the man himself explores issues of today spiced with memories of the past. He then fields questions from a live audience, answered with his usual mixture of insight, analysis and piercing wit.(P)2002 Hodder & Stoughton Audiobooks
An Open Door
By Claire Lorrimer
A heartfelt romance novel from the author of THE RECKONING and SECOND CHANCE which features Susan Parish who, after losing her husband in the war, is raising her son in the quiet seclusion of the country. Despite her better judgement she falls in love with Gareth Everett, her next-door neighbour and husband of her best friend.
By Michael Arnold
Assassin's Reign, the fourth in The Civil War Chronicles, Michael Arnold's acclaimed series of historical thrillers, sees battle-scarred hero Captain Stryker, 'the Sharpe of the Civil War', in the fight of his life.'Stands in comparison with the best of Cornwell' Yorkshire PostThe forces of King Charles are victorious; their Parliamentarian enemies in deep crisis. In the west, the crucial port city of Bristol has fallen, and Royalist eyes fall quickly upon neighbouring Gloucester. Its walls are weak, its garrison under strength, and its governor - Sir Edward Massie - suspected of harbouring sympathy for the King.Stryker and his men are with the army as it converges on Gloucester, still reeling from the loss of a close friend at the bloody Battle of Stratton. Ordered to infiltrate the rebel city on a mission to discover whether Massie will indeed surrender, Stryker reluctantly embarks upon his most desperate mission yet. But Gloucester's defenders are more resolute than any had imagined, and catastrophe soon befalls him. With his life seemingly forfeit, Stryker is spared by an unlikely saviour; Vincent Skaithlocke, his former commander. The mercenary has returned to England to fight for Parliament, and offers Stryker his protection. As old friends adjust to life fighting for opposing sides, Stryker begins to question his own loyalties . . . but a chance discovery makes him realise that all in Gloucester is not what it seems, for a hidden menace threatens his own life, and that of King Charles himself.
All Our Tomorrows
By Ted Allbeury
The year is 1982. As politicians bicker, a neutral Britain's decline accelerates into anarchy. The Prime Minister accepts the Russian offer to 'help restore law and order'. Faced with a national breakdown he has no choice. Millions collaborate. But as Soviet troops take over Britain's streets, men like Harry Andrews and Jamie Boyle go underground. For them there is only one answer to the life-and-death question: Is freedom worth fighting for?A nation demoralised, a way of life obliterated: they said it could never happen...but there are flashes of resistance from a freedom loving few...