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Teach Yourself

The Survival Manual

Jason Polley
Authors:
Jason Polley

Every year, more than 40,000 people climb Mount Kilimanjaro and millions head for the great outdoors every weekend. If you are one of them, would you know what to do if you got stranded or hurt?THE SURVIVAL MANUAL gives essential, practical advice for handling situations that weren't part of the plan and can quickly escalate. It starts with ten life-saving tips then outlines the crucial components for staying alive, starting with water, food and shelter. Covering every possible scenario, from basic survival skills to advanced insight into surviving in hostile conditions, this is the ultimate survival guide for anyone who spends any time outdoors.

Hodder & Stoughton

Modern Korea: All That Matters

Andrew Salmon
Authors:
Andrew Salmon
Hodder & Stoughton

Return To Rhanna

Christine Marion Fraser
Authors:
Christine Marion Fraser

After nineteen years on the mainland, Shona and Niall McLachlan come home to Rhanna with their pretty daughter, Ellie. In the years that have passed, the island has changed, but although tourists abound and some of the beloved old faces are missing, a new generation has taken their place and the friendly spirit of the islanders is as strong as ever.Shona knows that, at last, she has come home, and she has never been as happy . . . until sudden tragedy strikes and it seems as though her return to Rhanna has been blighted. Now she stands to lose everything, and everyone, she has ever cared for . . .

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Song of Rhanna

Christine Marion Fraser
Authors:
Christine Marion Fraser

Secure in the loving contentment of her marriage to Lorn, Ruth felt her happiness was complete. And she was thrilled to hear that her oldest friend, Rachel, planned a visit to Rhanna. Now a successful composer and concert violinist, Rachel was coming back to her native island for a summer's rest. To Ruth's surprise, Lorn was strangely unenthusiastic about their childhood friend's return. Rachel's arrival was to bring Ruth more heartache than she could ever have imagined, and would estrange her from the island community she loved. Yet no matter how far she travelled, the Song of Rhanna would always be calling her home . . .The fifth book in the popular series about Hebridean island life.

Hodder & Stoughton

Among Friends

Alexandra Raife
Authors:
Alexandra Raife
Hodder & Stoughton

Drumveyn

Alexandra Raife
Authors:
Alexandra Raife

Four months after Sir Charles Napier's death, his widow, Madeleine, finding it hard to free herself from his lingering domination, still maintains the oppressive lifestyle he had ordained, and which had finally driven her children from their large and remote Scottish home. Then Madeleine becomes aware of people needing her: her betrayed daughter Lisa; her son, Archie, with his plans for the estate and the problems of his foundering marriage; a friend at a crossroads in her life; an abandoned child and an unwanted baby. In meeting these challenges Madeleine discovers self-confidence and independence, and a new beginning at the heart of a wider, happier family in a transformed Drumveyn. The first in a series of novels set in Perthshire.

Hodder & Stoughton

Grianan

Alexandra Raife
Authors:
Alexandra Raife
Hodder & Stoughton

Return To Drumveyn

Alexandra Raife
Authors:
Alexandra Raife

Cristi is left an unexpected legacy by her late grandfather. She has had no contact with her mother's family since leaving Brazil as a child; they are strangers who have remained silent, hostile and inaccessible. In the light of this, coming into a startling sum of money as well as a cattle ranch is not only confusing, but merits a visit to Brazil. This means leaving her beloved Drumveyn and Dougal. And when Dougal learns that Cristi is an heiress he feels that the gulf between them has become far too wide to cross.During her Brazilian interlude, Cristi is very attracted to her handsome cousin, Luis, until she discovers he's only after her money. So she returns to Drumveyn to persuade Dougal that they have a future together. The seventh book in a series of novels set in Perthshire.

Hodder & Stoughton

Sun on Snow

Alexandra Raife
Authors:
Alexandra Raife
Hodder & Stoughton

Belonging

Alexandra Raife
Authors:
Alexandra Raife

When Rebecca returns to her family home Ardlonach, she solves everyone's problems - including her own. An encounter she never expected to have prompts Rebecca to abandon her high-powered, successful life in Edinburgh to seek refuge in Ardlonach, the family home on the West Coast of Scotland. But Rebecca doesn't find the peaceful haven she expects. The beautiful house, now run as a hotel by the cousin who owns it, is in turmoil - and full of people with more immediate problems than Rebecca's own. Never one to resist a challenge, she puts her future on hold and sets about making the venture a success. In doing so, Rebecca achieves at last a sense of belonging.

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Moving On

Alexandra Raife
Authors:
Alexandra Raife

Helen Rathbone's decision to end her thirty-five-year marriage provokes a massive upheaval in her life. Her first plan is to move in with her son and his family, but when that proves unsuccessful, she returns to Scotland with a sense of exuberance and liberation.Hilltop is shabby and rundown, but there is a wonderful view from the verandah and it does also have its own cottage in the grounds. Helen is delighted to rent this out to Catriona Finlay, a young woman who runs the local second-hand bookshop. Catriona's friends extend a warm welcome to Helen and she finds herself with a lively circle that includes Jake, the bookshop owner. Jake is some fifteen years Helen's junior, but that doesn't prevent her feeling drawn to him. He, however, is in love with the shy and gentle Catriona. Luckily the friendship between the two women is strong enough to survive this potential clash.

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The Larach

Alexandra Raife
Authors:
Alexandra Raife

Her life a blur of one-night stands and ensuing hangovers, Clare Somerville has taken a long hard look at herself, and doesn't like what she sees. Tired of the ebb and flow of nameless faces in the hotel of which she's partner, Clare heads for the Scottish Highlands, knowing only that she must break clear from her past and start afresh.The isolated cottage on the shore of a sea-loch seems wholly unsuitable for her. The difficulties of adapting to the lonely, self-sufficient existence, of learning the language and ways of a new community, and of coming to terms with herself - and her past - are daunting. But the Larach, the primitive cottage she comes to love, the breathtaking landscape and the warmth of the people she encounters soon give Clare hope for the future.

Chambers

Rainy Day: Games, Puzzles and Quizzes for All the Family

Chambers
Authors:
Chambers
John Murray

Mistaken

Neil Jordan
Authors:
Neil Jordan

'I had been mistaken for him so many times that when I heard he had died it was as if part of myself had died too.' Kevin Thunder grew up with a double - a boy so uncannily like him that they were mistaken for each other at every turn. As children in 1960s Dublin , one lived next to Bram Stoker's house, haunted by an imagined Dracula, the other in the more refined spaces of Palmerston Park. Though divided, like the city itself, by background and class, they shared the same smell, the same looks, and perhaps, as he comes to realize, the same soul. They exchange identities when it suits them, as their lives take them to England and America, and find that taking on another's personality can lead to darker places than either had imagined. Neil Jordan's long-awaited new novel is an extraordinary achievement - a comedy of manners at the same time as a Gothic tragedy, a thriller and an elegy. It offers imaginative entertainment of the highest order.

Teach Yourself

Be a Master at Go

Charles Matthews
Authors:
Charles Matthews
Hodder & Stoughton

Gypsy Boy

Mikey Walsh
Authors:
Mikey Walsh

**SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH**'It was a revelation. Moving, terrifying, funny and brilliant. I shall never forget it - an amazing achievement' STEPHEN FRY'Brash and frightening and funny' NEW YORK TIMES* * * * * * The Sunday Times bestselling Gypsy Boy was the first commercial memoir written by someone on the inside of the notoriously secretive culture of the Romany Gypsies.MIKEY WAS BORN into a Romany Gypsy family. They live in a closeted community, and little is known about their way of life. After centuries of persecution Gypsies are wary of outsiders and if you choose to leave you can never come back. This is something Mikey knows only too well. Growing up, he rarely went to school, and seldom mixed with non-Gypsies. The caravan and camp were his world.But although Mikey inherited a vibrant and loyal culture, his family's legacy was bittersweet with a hidden history of grief and abuse. Eventually Mikey was forced to make an agonising decision - to stay and keep secrets, or escape and find somewhere he could truly belong.Mikey's amazing story is continued in the sequel Gypsy Boy on the Run.

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Chambers Dictionary of First Names

Julia Cresswell
Authors:
Julia Cresswell

- What does the name Calvin mean? - What is the meaning of Beverley? - Which boy's name means 'little seal'? - Which girl's name means 'spear strength'? - And what links Merle and Mavis? Chambers Dictionary of First Names offers pronunciations,meanings, histories, variant spellings and other colourfulinformation about 10,000 names in more than 4,000 entries. It also explainschanging fashions in names, mentions famous historical,literary or cultural figures who bore a name and offersinvaluable advice on everything from cultural traditions topotential pitfalls in naming your child.Whether you're an expectant parent, have a scholarlyinterest or simply want to look up your own name or thoseof your friends, you will find Chambers Dictionary of FirstNames to be endlessly fascinating.answersbald; beaver stream; Ronan; Gertrude;both are birds: Merle means blackbird and Mavis means songthrush

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Chambers Language Builder

Gill Francis
Authors:
Gill Francis

Chambers Language Builder is far from a traditional, stuffy school grammar book. Information is presented in manageable, short explanations, backed by examples, activities and fun illustrations all aimed at reinforcing the learning points.The text has been specially compiled and designed with the expert input of teachers of English, and complements the new Key Stage 3/4 programmes of study in England and Wales, the revised Key Stage 3/4 Curriculum in Northern Ireland and National Guidelines in Scotland. As a result, it concentrates on the essentials. It does not muddy the waters with deeper, more complicated theory.Chambers Language Builder not only gives students the tools and terminology they need to convey their critical understanding of texts and how they are crafted, it also encourages both creativity and accuracy with grammatical forms and constructions. It is an indispensable handbook for the secondary curriculum.

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A Question Of Trust

Alexandra Raife
Authors:
Alexandra Raife

Philippa has returned to Glen Maraich and put together a 'portfolio career' - working in the local hotel, catering and house-sitting. She has her little cottage and her friends, and is perfectly content. The last thing on her mind is a new romance, but when a stranger comes to the glen, she finds herself strongly attracted to him. Jon is a prickly character, a mercenary soldier (though he keeps that a secret), and causes suspicion in the close-knit Highland community. They are protective of Philippa, and anxious that she not be hurt. But the unlikely couple find they have more in common than it would appear, and liking progresses cautiously towards love. Though not before a series of misunderstandings threatens to ruin the relationship - unless these two wounded people can learn to trust each other.

Sceptre

Love From Nancy

Charlotte Mosley
Authors:
Charlotte Mosley