Fetch Nurse Connie
By Jean Fullerton
London, 1945 and as the end of the war is declared and the troops start returning home, the nurses of the East End are joining in the celebrations.For Nurse Connie Byrne the end of the war signals the beginning of a new chapter and as the revelries go on around the city, Connie's mind is on another celebration that she'll be able to arrange - the wedding to her sweetheart, Charlie, set to take place as soon as he arrives home. But when Connie meets Charlie off the train at London Bridge, she finds that his homecoming isn't quite going to go according to plan... Connie's busy professional life, and the larger-than-life patients in the district, offer a welcome distraction, but for how long? If nursing in the East End has taught Connie anything, it's that life is full of surprises...
Flora and Grace
By Maureen Lee
The Second World War - a mother must make a heartbreaking sacrifice in order to save her child...A poignant and powerful family saga from the author of Au Revoir Liverpool.1944. It is spring, late morning, when Flora's life changes for ever. She is standing on a platform in the Swiss mountains, watching as a cattle train draws near. From within the wooden trucks she can hear human voices - groaning, pleading and desperate.Horrified, she begins to run alongside the train, frantically trying to help. But as the train picks up speed, a filthy bundle of rags is thrust through the slats and into her arms - 'Take him. His name is Simon.' Flora stands on the platform, a baby boy cradled against her. And although everything looks exactly as it did moments before, nothing will ever be the same again.Sunday Times bestseller Maureen Lee has written a powerful, moving story of war, motherhood and love.
Famous Bridge Disasters
By David Bird
In this hugely entertaining book David Bird describes the most spectacular and amusing disasters suffered by the world's top players. There are two reasons for studying such disasters - you can learn from them and (yes!) you can enjoy them.In common with the previous books in this mini-series, you will be directly involved in the action at various stages, invited to make your own choice of bid, lead or play. This is excitement in itself, for the hands are all taken from top-class matches.
A Farthing Will Do
By Lilian Harry
A heart-rending wartime saga, bringing the reality of the end of war to the people of April Grove and Bridge End.Ruth, Lizzie and Heather each have their own reasons for greeting the end of the war with mixed feelings. For Ruth, it means she must face the possibility of losing Sammy, the evacuee boy she has come to love as her own - not to mention the uncertain relationship she has with his father, Dan. For Heather, who has been enjoying working the farm since her husband Ian went away, there is the difficult process of adjusting to a man who believes that his wife's place will now be in the kitchen. And Lizzie is confronted by the truth about her own strength of will in enduring years of loneliness - particularly as her friendship with the American airman, Floyd, deepens.With the coming of peace, life changes more than anyone had expected as the 'love and laughter' that had been promised turn to bewilderment, anger and disappointment. Yet although nothing is quite as they had hoped it would be, they are able to move into a future without war, and learn to live with peace.
Famous Bridge Records
By David Bird, Nikos Sarantakos
Records have a perennial fascination and the authors have brought together a riveting collection of record-breaking deals from the history of bridge. What is the fewest high-card points on which someone has made 3NT, 4 Spades, 5 Clubs, 6 Diamonds, 6NT or 7NT? What is the biggest penalty ever suffered or the worst adverse swing? How about the longest auction ever, the most costly opening lead, the greatest number of redoubled overtricks or the greatest number of redoubled undertricks? The answers are all here.As ever with David Bird's books, you will be greatly entertained and painlessly instructed at the same time.
First Class Crosswords
The hosts of The New York Times Crossword Web Forum did the compiling and editing, and included such high-flying crossword luminaries as Mike Shenk, The Wall Street Journal¿s Crossword Editor, Maura Jacobson, crossword writer for New York; and Merl Reagle, whose puzzles are syndicated throughout the U.S.Each crossword features a theme to pique your interest: ¿Go Places¿ tests your knowledge of global geography¿ and more. You might say ¿Colouring¿ displays many shades of meaning. ¿Sew What?¿ will have you on pins and needles (and maybe sin stitches, too). And the answers to those special thematic questions are often in the form of puns or other wordplay, just to make the puzzles a little harder¿ and a lot more fun.
By Susan Driggers
The ideas inside are so simple and creative, yet anyone can do them! It doesn¿t matter whether the floor is wood, vinyl, linoleum or asphalt: the exciting treatments are applied to almost every material, indoors and out, as well as ideas for covering it up completely with decorated cloths and rugs. Stain and stencil wood with faux parquet or a leaf garland; for drama, mix country French stripes and spatters in the kitchen; bring nature right onto your screen porch with a mountain laurel pattern. Best of all are the collection of patterns for canvas¿ Choose from: sunny yellow ¿luscious lemons¿, painted with a resist technique; ¿Comparing Pears and Oranges¿ with bright washes of colour; ¿Magnolia Elegance¿ for chic focal points; and many others¿
Fiber & Bead Jewelry
By Helen Banes
Techniques are innovative yet simple to learnA minimum of supplies is requiredPersonalise your creations to suit your style and tasteLush full-colour photographs depict the necklaces
By Rick Peters
If you have done some DIY but need advice in tackling bigger projects, this book is all you needContains instructions, tips, dozens of large-size photos and detailed and colourful line drawingsShows you how to make key structural changes to your house
Five Card Majors
By Ron Klinger
Famous Leads And Defences
By David Bird
How good are your opening leads? And how effective are your tactics in defence?On each deal David Bird sets the scene and you must then choose which card to play. Turn the page and you can compare your efforts with those of the great champion who originally held the cards.By the time you have reached the end of this book you will be infinitely more confident of your defensive play.
False Logic Puzzles
By Norman D. Willis
Fantastic Lateral Thinking Puzzles
By Edward Harshman