The Face at the Window: Three Stories
By Louise Welsh
The three stories in this short collection from acclaimed author Louise Welsh all confront fear. In 'The Face at the Window' Fiona is convinced someone is breaking into her house, but the only evidence for the break-in is a face at the window that no one else can see. In 'Realm of the Census' Maryanne travels from house to house, collecting census information from strangers, and encounters a woman who lives with ghosts. In 'The Queen of Craigielee' Ailsa is photographing the interior of an abandoned high-rise which is about to be demolished when she sees the faint figure of a girl in a doorway of one of the condemned flats. These three dark stories are tales to savour; they will linger in the mind long after you've finished reading them.
For the Islands I Sing
By George Mackay Brown
George Mackay Brown wrote this memoir in the years before his death in 1996, but he did not want it published while he lived. Here we see the author's simple, bardic honesty turned on himself.In particular, he looks at Orkney, where he was born the youngest child in a poor family, and which he rarely left.
Friend of the Devil
By Peter Robinson, Peter Robinson
When Karen Drew is found sitting in her wheelchair staring out to sea with her throat cut one chilly morning, DI Annie Cabbot, on loan to Eastern Area, gets lumbered with the case. Back in Eastvale, that same Sunday morning, 19-year-old Hayley Daniels is found raped and strangled in the Maze, a tangle of narrow alleys behind Eastvale's market square, after a drunken night on the town with a group of friends, and DCI Alan Banks is called in. Banks finds suspects galore, while Annie seems to hit a brick wall - until she reaches a breakthrough that spins her case in a shocking and surprising new direction, one that also involves Banks. Then another incident occurs in the Maze which seems to link the two cases in a bizarre and mysterious way. As Banks and Annie dig into the past to uncover the deeper connections, they find themselves also dealing with the emotional baggage and personal demons of their own relationship. And it soon becomes clear that there are two killers in their midst, and that at any moment either one might strike again.
By Denise Robins
Two young lovers seeking the atmosphere of peace and tranquillity they were never able to find in London emerge from a car in a sunlit Provençal town square. It is an idyllic setting for a passionately romantic interlude, but the dazzling light and contrasting deep shadows echoed the patter of their own life, for Nat is a brilliant young surgeon with a professional reputation to uphold and Toni is married to a vindictive business tycoon.
Figs in Frost
By Denise Robins
Lucia marries young, yielding more to her parents urgings than the dictates ofher heart. As the years go by, she grows to despise her brutish, egotisticalhusband - finding contentment only in raising her two young daughters. Thensuddenly, Lucia falls gloriously in love, discovering the tenderness and blissshe has never even dared to dream of. And so her husband fights back with theonly weapon he has - forcing Lucia to choose between the children she cherishedand the man she loves...
A Fine Body Of Men
By Raymond Flynn
The corpse in a plastic sack is the perfect climax to Detective-Inspector Graham's bank holiday weekend: the east coast is sweltering under the August sun, the town is full of trippers and the deceased has been dumped on the busiest part of the beach. Vince Lowther, ponce, welfare scrounger and theif, was the kind of promising young low-life no-one at Eddathorpe nick will miss. But Graham and his colleagues are unprepared for the many shocking revelations surrounding he death of this busy entrepreneur. As the enquiry develops, a discredited psychological profiler from the Midlands sniffs a connection with a series of sec crimes committed elsewhere. But, as Graham sees it, he's overlooking on inescapable fact: Lowthe was undoubtedly a boy, the other victims were girls...
The Flame and the Frost (Fauna Trilogy Book Three)
By Denise Robins
An enthralling story from the 100-million-copy bestselling Queen of Romance, first published in 1957 and now available in eBook for the first time. Readers of Gold for the Gay Masters and Bride of Doom will need no recommendation to The Flame and the Frost, which follows the fortunes of orphan, Charlotte Goff. After narrowly avoiding being run down by her coach, Charlotte is adopted by the noble widow Lady Chase. Taken into her home, Charlotte grows to become an educated and beautiful young woman who catches the eye of Lady Chase's handsome, but heartless son, Vivian. Seduced by him, Charlotte finds herself pregnant, and is forced into marriage with the rake by her benefactor. After years of misery and heartache, Charlotte meets MP Dominic Unwin, a man who's friendship makes her yearn for more... But is there more to him than she knows? This superb drama of Victorian society life tells an unforgettable tale of passion and deceit, love and misery, and the perils of finding a life of happiness...
The First Long Kiss
By Denise Robins
A captivating tale from the 100-million-copy bestselling Queen of Romance, first published in 1953 and now available for the first time in eBook. Gemma Grantham and Bette Dickens decide to have a really luxurious holiday. Longing for romance they move into a suite at the fabulous Hotel Splendide.Then to add excitement to their joy, Gemma pretends to be an heiress and falls into the clutches of Rudy Shore, a handsome fortune seeker.Adventure follows adventure, and although heartbreak threatens, love is destined to find a way...
Fever of Love
By Denise Robins
An enthralling story from the 100-million-copybestselling Queen of Romance, first published in 1950 and now available ineBook for the first time.Verona meets Stephen in Paris as afellow student, he is the most brilliant young artist in London, and she loveshim madly. His portrait of her is magnificent, capturing her large, lustrouseyes and creamy skin. Though their love is true, Verona refuses to be Stephen'smistress and leaves him in order to marry a young army officer. She tries to behappy, but soon she finds herself longing for the bohemian life of her formerdays, and, when her husband is stationed in Egypt, begins to wonder what wouldhappen if, just by chance, she should run into Stephen again...
For The Sake Of Love
By Denise Robins
Carol leads a charmed life, adored by all who know her, but her glamorous, carefree world shatters around her when her fiancé is reported killed. Yet once jolted from her grief by a confession which questions Maurice's fidelity, she abruptly flings herself into a new, more alluring life.For cousin Judy, cast out from the family for her great betrayal, the path is not so clear. Conceived in loyalty, the outcome of her plans unleashes a train of events far removed from her aim, but exposes a truth quite faithful to her desire.
By James Dobson And Kurt Bruner
Future: All That Matters
By Ziauddin Sardar
In Future: All That Matters, Ziauddin Sardar shows that thinking and speculating about the future has always been a part of human history, but exploring the futures in a systematic and scientific way is a recent phenomenon. What is known variously as 'futures studies', 'futurology' or 'foresight' only emerged as a discipline during the last few decades. The study of the future, however, is not only about 'predicting' or 'forecasting' the future, which is always a perilous exercise. It is also about appreciating the potentials and possibilities, as well as risks and threats, lurking over the horizon. It can enable us both to avoid the dangers as well as shape a viable and desirable future.This book explores the exciting field of futures studies, and shows how knowledge of the future is acquired and put into practice. We examine various methods for studying the future, with the emphasis not so much on predicting specific events but on delineating alternative paths to the future. We look at some celebrated readings of the future as well as case studies where exploration of the future has been used to shape policy and planning in businesses and communities, international organisations and regional institutions, and interest and lobby groups. Finally, the book suggests why and how in an increasingly complex, uncertain and diverse world, the study of the future can help people recover their agency and help them to create the world in which they wish to live. This accessible and readable book will appeal both to students and general readers, giving a fascinating introduction to thinking about the future - and what matters most about it.
By Denise Robins
A captivating love story from the 100-million-copy bestselling Queen of Romance, first published in 1937 and now available for the first time in eBook. Summer brings the holiday with Guy and the children - just like every other year. But it also brings that chance meeting with Blake Randall, the young officer Clare had loved so deeply and yet so fleetingly all those years ago in a wartime hospital.He has not become boring like Guy, the kindly but unexciting doctor she married. Blake has retained the spark of youth; the spark Clare still feels within herself...
Father and Son
By Timothy Keller
Jesus' ascension into Heaven-the end of his earthly life-is one of the most puzzling moments in the Gospels. It marks the moment when Jesus was no longer limited to a specific point in space and time. In The Father and Son, Timothy Keller, pastor of New York's Redeemer Presbyterian Church and New York Times bestselling author of The Reason for God, explains why this means our encounters with Jesus can be richer now that he available to us in all times and places.
The Fifth Assassin
By Brad Meltzer
Beecher White, hero of the number one bestseller THE INNER CIRCLE, discovers a killer in Washington, DC who's recreating the crimes of four of the world's most famous presidential assassins. But what's if those assassins weren't just isolated killers? Who do they really work for? And why are they planning to kill the President today? Beecher's about to find out. And most terrifying, he's about to come face-to-face with the fifth assassin.
The First Christian
By Timothy Keller
The Gospels are full of encounters that made a profound impact on those who spoke with Jesus Christ. In the fifth part of his Encounters with Jesusseries, Timothy Keller, pastor of New York's Redeemer Presbyterian Church and New York Times-bestselling author of The Reason for God, shows how those encounters can still have a deep effect on us today. By examining an encounter between Jesus and Mary Magdalene, one of his most beloved disciples, Keller clarifies the Christian understanding of faith, and explains its role in answering the big questions of life.This and the other nine in the series make up the complete Encounters With Jesus: Unexpected Answers to Life's Biggest Questions.
The French Postmistress
By Julia Stagg
The Fortunate Marriage
By Meriol Trevor
Poor, orphaned Louisa was only at Rosewell a short time when she realised that all was not well between her golden-haired cousin Caroline and Caroline's coolly handsome husband, Colonel Rowland Dynham. "Much too wild," the gossips said of Caroline. But everybody was ready to accuse the colonel when a terrible accident befell his wife. Louisa refused to believe that Rowland could have been responsible for what happened to Caroline and defended him tirelessly, even when his own children turned against him. She soon realised that it was not only her belief in Rowland that was unshakeable, but her love for him too. A gripping story of forbidden love, this is a stunning close-up of Regency life from the ballrooms and gaming dens of London to the rocky and beautiful Cornish countryside.
Freud In A Week: Teach Yourself
By Ruth Snowden
Learn in a week, remember for a lifetime!In just one week, this accessible book will give you knowledge to last forever. End of chapter summaries and multiple choice questions are all designed to help you test your knowledge and gain confidence. So whether you are a student or you simply want to widen your knowledge, you will find this seven-day course a very memorable introduction.Sunday: Learn who Freud was and what he didMonday: Explore Freud's early work and the beginnings of his psychoanalytical ideasTuesday: Discover Freud's views on the interpretation of deams and on the importance of the unconsciousWednesday: Consider Freud's often-controversial sexual theoriesThursday: Understand Freud's views on the importance of childhood, and how adult identity is formedFriday: Learn about Freud's views on civilization, religion and societySaturday: Look at how psychoanalysis has developed since Freud's time and how it is used today.
French Vocabulary Builder+ (Learn French with the Michel Thomas Method)
By Helene Bird
Experience significant results in a remarkably short period of time - without books, drills, memorizing, or homework. In this five-hour intermediate level audio course Michel Thomas Method teacher Hélène Lewis introduces over 1,000 new words, verbs and everyday phrases through essential language building blocks which allow you to increase your vocabulary in manageable, enjoyable steps by thinking out answers for yourself.What's the added plus?Unlike most vocabulary courses which give you lists of words to memorise, the Michel Thomas Method-based Vocabulary Builder+ allows you to further extend your vocabulary by unlocking what you already know. Focusing on the similarities and differences between French and English, you will gain the tools and strategies to exponentially build up your vocabulary.Who is this course for?Whether you have learned from other Michel Thomas courses or are simply looking for a new approach to help improve your proficiency, the French Vocabulary Builder+ will introduce you to a unique way of acquiring language that will significantly boost your confidence in your ability to speak, listen to, pronounce and understand French.