Under Italian Skies
By Nicky Pellegrino
Stella has life under control - and that's the way she likes it. For twenty-five years, she's been trusted assistant to a legendary fashion designer but after her boss dies suddenly, she's left with nothing to do apart from clear the studio.It seems as though the life she wanted has vanished. She is lost - until one day she finds a house swap website and sees a beautiful old villa in a southern Italian village. Could she really exchange her poky London flat for that?But what was just intended as a break becomes much more, as Stella finds herself trying on a stranger's life. As the villa begins to get under her skin, she can't help but imagine the owner from the clues around her. She meets his friends, cooks the local food he recommends and follows suggestions to go to his favourite places. But can an idea of someone ever match up the reality?As Stella wonders if she can let go of the safety of her past, perhaps there's a chance for her to find a way into her future . . .
Under a Cornish Sky
By Liz Fenwick
*Shortlisted for the RNA Contemporary Romantic Novel of the Year 2016*Demi desperately needs her luck to change. On the sleeper train down to Cornwall, she can't help wondering why everything always goes wrong for her. Having missed out on her dream job, and left with nowhere to stay following her boyfriend's betrayal, pitching up at her grandfather's cottage is her only option. Victoria thinks she's finally got what she wanted: Boscawen, the gorgeous Cornish estate her family owned for generations should now rightfully be hers, following her husband's sudden death. After years of a loveless marriage and many secret affairs of her own, Victoria thinks new widowhood will suit her very well indeed . . .But both women are in for a surprise. Surrounded by orchards, gardens and the sea, Boscawen is about to play an unexpected role in both their lives. Can two such different women find a way forward when luck changes both their lives so drastically?In UNDER A CORNISH SKY Liz Fenwick weaves another deliciously irresistible tale set in the heart of her beloved Cornwall.
The Ultimate Soup Cleanse
By Nicole Pisani, Kate Adams
The ultimate cleanse programme packed with over 80 delicious nutrient-rich recipes to lose weight and feel fantastic.MAGIC SOUP put paid to the myth that soup cannot be a hearty meal in itself, with innovative recipes to help you feel fuller and become healthier. Kate and Nicole are back to show us how souping is the ultimate healthy alternative to high-sugar juice diets, with a soup cleanse programme that will see the weight drop off without the deprivation. Complete with easy-to-follow meal plans, THE ULTIMATE SOUP CLEANSE is packed with satisfying soup and broth recipes that are rich in fibre and nutrients, providing nourishment whilst helping you lose weight. Kate Adams herself lost two and a half stone - and kept it off - through this balanced diet of soup, and now you can do the same.
The Universal Tone
By Carlos Santana, Ashley Kahn, Hal Miller
The intimate and long-awaited memoir of guitar legend Carlos Santana.In 1967 at the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco, just a few weeks after the Summer of Love, a young Mexican guitarist played a blistering solo that announced the arrival of a prodigious musical talent. Two years later he played an historic set at Woodstock and the world came to know Carlos Santana, his instantly recognizable guitar sound, and the band that blended electric blues, psychedelic rock, Latin and modern jazz-?the band that still bears his name.Carlos Santana's memoir offers a page-turning tale of musical self-determination and inner self-discovery, and is filled with colourful detail and life-affirming stories. THE UNIVERSAL TONE traces his journey from his earliest days playing the strip bars in Tijuana while barely in his teens and brings to light the establishment of his signature guitar sound; his roles as a husband, father and rock guitar star; his indebtedness to musical and spiritual leaders-from John Coltrane and John Lee Hooker to Miles Davis and Harry Belafonte; and the deep, lifelong path he developed from his Catholic upbringing, Eastern philosophies and other mystical sources. It includes his recording some of the most influential rock albums of all time, up to and beyond the 1999 sensation SUPERNATURAL, which garnered nine Grammy Awards and stands as arguably the most amazing career comeback in popular music history.THE UNIVERSAL TONE offers an inspiring story of musical fearlessness that finds humour in the world of high-flying fame, speaks plainly of personal revelations, and celebrates the divine and infinite possibility Santana sees in each person he meets.
Under the Jewelled Sky
By Alison McQueen
'with a heartbreaking ending, this is truly a captivating tale' THE LADYThis is not the India that Sophie fell in love with ten years ago . . . London, 1957. Sophie accepts a wedding proposal from an ambitious British diplomat, but when he is posted to the glittering ex-pat society in New Delhi, she is confronted with the memory of her first, forbidden love. Sophie meant never to return, yet the moment she steps on to India's burning soil, a devastating chain of events is set into motion that will bring her face to face with a past she tried so desperately to forget . . .'This is a wonderful novel. A page-turner that is gripping, sensitive and thought-provoking. Highly recommended' HISTORICAL NOVELS SOCIETY on The Secret Children
The Ultimate 5:2 Diet Recipe Book
By Kate Harrison
The 5:2 Diet is transforming lives worldwide. Thousands are losing weight, improving their health and saving money.Now, The Ultimate 5:2 Diet Recipe Book makes this lifestyle easier than ever, with recipes that make food on your Fast Days a pleasure. It's packed with easy, delicious dishes, from Great Start Breakfasts to International Favourites, Comfort Food, Super Soups, and even Sweet Treats.This down-to-earth guide by The 5:2 Diet Book author Kate Harrison mixes great recipes with all the humour, money-saving tips and practical advice that made the first book a bestseller. It also explains the science and incredible health benefits of this simple, inspiring approach. This cookbook focuses on fresh, delicious and fast home cooking, with meals that taste nothing like 'diet' food. It includes:. More than 85 recipes, all calorie counted, with dozens more ideas for adapting them to suit your life and budget;. 5:2 Lives: inspirational stories and honest food diaries from real dieters, who share the secrets of their success;. 5:2 Know-How: tips on everything from store cupboard suppers, time-saving gadgets and fitting 5:2 around family life and holidays;. How to 5:2: an updated, easy-to-follow guide to how, and why, you can begin this life-changing plan right now.The Ultimate 5:2 Diet Recipe Book is the only cookbook you'll ever need to help you lose weight, boost your brain and change your attitude to food forever.
Up Our Street
By Sally Spencer
Glorious East End saga from the author of SALT OF THE EARTHA nostalgic saga set in Cheshire which continues the story of Becky Taylor - the gutsy heroine introduced in SALT OF THE EARTH - and her family as they struggle against the odds to find happiness.
By Katherine Webb
From the author of the acclaimed debut THE LEGACY comes a compelling tale of love, deception and illusion.England, 1911. When a free-spirited young woman arrives in a sleepy Berkshire village to work as a maid in the household of The Reverend and Mrs Canning, she sets in motion a chain of events which changes all their lives. For Cat has a past - a past her new mistress is willing to overlook, but will never understand . . .Then her husband invites a young man into their home, he brings with him a dangerous obsession . . .During the long, oppressive summer, the rectory becomes charged with ambition, love and jealousy - with the most devastating consequences.Your favourite authors love Katherine Webb's sweeping historical dramas:'An enormously talented writer' Santa Montefiore'Webb have a true gift for uncovering the mysteries of the human heart and exploring the truth of love' Kate Williams'Katherine Webb's writing is beautiful' Elizabeth Fremantle'A truly gifted writer of historical fiction' Lucinda Riley'Katherine's writing is rich, vivid and evocative' Iona Grey
By Chris Jericho
Sequel to the worldwide hit A LION'S TALE.A LION'S TALE documented Chris Jericho's journey from small-time dreamer to big-time superstar, from Winnipeg, Canada, to undisputed WWE heavyweight champion of the world. But UNDISPUTED kicks off just as the fantasy begins to unravel. Faced with endless internal politics on his rise to the top of the WWE company ladder, Jericho has to draw on the super-human resources that got him there in the first place. There are bruising encounters aplenty both inside and outside the ring. He reveals why he temporarily left WWE, includes the inside story of his time in Hollywood, and opens the can of worms that is life on the road with the rock band Fozzy. He also revisits the premature birth of his twins and the pain of his mother's death, as well as the shock of Eddy Guerrero's and the Benoit family deaths. As upfront and outspoken as A LION'S TALE, this sequel is as direct as the man himself.
By John Connor
Things have got personal for Detective Karen Sharpe - but will she crumble under the pressure? Karen Sharpe has been promoted to Detective Sergeant, but are the pressures of the job getting too much for her?When the battered body of a young girl is discovered, it kicks off an inquiry which pushes Karen and a trainee DC, Marcus Roth, too close for comfort, both on and off-duty. The investigation leads to a woman with a violent past - a woman with a six-year-old boy in her care... As the terrible truth emerges, the inquiry becomes a race against time before another child becomes a victim.Why readers love John Connor:'A first-rate thriller with a terrific climax.' Sunday Telegraph'He's created a beguilingly complex character, perfectly suited to his taut thrillers.' Mirror'John Connor drives his complex tale of secrecy and betrayal along at a cracking pace.' Irish Independent'The police procedural novel is given the kind of spruce up it has been in need of for some time.' Daily ExpressFans of Harlan Coben, David Baldacci and Linwood Barclay will love John Connor:Karen Sharpe1. Phoenix2. Playroom 3. A Child's Game 4. Falling5. Unsafe Standalone1. The Vanishing 2. The Ice House * Each John Connor novel can be read as a standalone or in series order *
By Carl Honore
A revealing portrait of how families are struggling to cope with the changing world of parenting and childhood, plus new solutionsThe parent screaming from the touchline at an eight-year-old to make an overlapping run; the pregnant mother playing Mozart to her unborn baby; the rigid schedule for babies, which develops into an agenda of activities for a young child - all these are familiar instances of hyper-parenting. With the pressure growing all the time for children to get into the best schools and universities, or to develop their nascent talents and become the next Tiger Woods or Williams sister, it has never been more difficult to be a child.In Carl Honore's brilliant follow-up to IN PRAISE OF SLOW he makes an impassioned call for parents and teachers to allow children to grow up at a slower rate. He takes us on a journey round the world in search of a new formula for parenting and childhood. He talks to a range of experts and sifts through the latest research to find what problems parents, teachers and children face, and to seek out the best solutions. Honore shows how 'slow parenting' will benefit both the child and the parents, and ensure that we create happier children and calmer parents.
Under the Apple Tree
By Lilian Harry
Another wonderful wartime saga from this much-loved author.Portsmouth, January 1941. When the Luftwaffe unleashes its full fury on the city in the first of three major blitzes, the Taylor family are bombed out. Judy finds her job relocated from the gutted Guildhall to a hotel in Southsea, and home is now a small terraced house in April Grove, with one fewer bedroom and no bathroom or inside lavatory. And then there is the news she has been dreading: her sailor fiancé has been killed. Judy and her young, recently widowed aunt Polly decide to turn their grief to good account and join the WVS, running canteens, accompanying evacuee children and helping the families of servicemen, often in the face of danger from air raids, flying bombs and V2 rockets. Gradually, Judy and Polly find their own grief healing as they take part not only in their war work but in the life of April Grove, and although both are at first convinced they will never know love again, they both find it in the least likely manner.
The Unadulterated Cat
By Terry Pratchett, Gray Jolliffe
From bestselling author Terry Pratchett, everything you need to know to identify the real, unadulterated cat.The Unadulterated Cat is becoming an endangered species as more and more of us settle for those boring mass-produced cats the ad-men sell us - the pussies that purr into their gold-plated food bowls on the telly. But the Campaign for Real Cats sets out to change all that by helping us to recognise a true, unadulterated cat when we see one. For example: real cats have ears that look like they've been trimmed with pinking shears; real cats never wear flea collars... or appear on Christmas cards... or chase anything with a bell in it; real cats do eat quiche. And giblets. And butter. And anything else left on the table, if they think they can get away with it. Real cats can hear a fridge door opening two rooms away...
Use Of The Self
By F.M. Alexander
The world famous classic by the originator of the Alexander TechniqueFrederick Matthias Alexander was born in Tasmania in 1869. In his twenties, he became a professional reciter of dramatic pieces. After almost completely losing his voice he pioneered a method of improving the 'use' of his body musculature in all positions and movements and cured his vocal problems without medical aid.Alexander then realised that most people stood, sat and moved in a defective manner and that incorrect 'use of the self' might be the cause of much human suffering. He moved to London and established a school, publishing several books and achieving success, with recommendations from famous contemporaries such as Aldous Huxley and Sir Stafford Cripps. Alexander died in 1955 but his 'principle' lives on through the work of many teachers of his method.
The Unlikely Spy
By Daniel Silva
A tale of spies and betrayal in the Second World War.Germany, 1944. The Allied invasion is not far away, and the high command desperately need to know where it will take place. It is time to activate one of Hitler's last spies in Britain - Catherine Blake, a sleeper planted before the war and awaiting orders . . . British intelligence also has its orders, and academic Alfred Vicary has been recruited by Churchill himself to carry them out. It is his job to find Catherine and stop her before it is too late.But whose side are his own people on?