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Traveling with Ghosts

By Shannon Leone Fowler
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Shannon Leone Fowler
In the summer of 2002, Shannon Leone Fowler was backpacking with her fiancé Sean in Thailand. The couple were planning to return home after their excursion to the island of Koh Pha Ngan but their plans were devastated when a box jellyfish - the most venomous animal in the world - wrapped itself around Sean's legs, stinging and killing him in minutes. Rejecting the Thai authorities' attempt to label Sean's death as 'drunk drowning', Shannon accompanied his body home to his stunned family - a family to which she suddenly no longer belonged.Shattered, untethered and alone, Shannon set out on a journey to make sense of her loss. From contemplating the silence of Auschwitz to learning the rules for sitting shiva amid daily bombings in Israel, to finding humour and creativity in Sarajevo, a city still scarred by the recent war, Shannon charts a path through sorrow towards recovery. Traveling with Ghosts is a beautiful memorial to love and an intensely personal account of learning to live with grief. It is the story of a brave journey towards survival.
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Healthy Baking

By Jordan Bourke
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Jordan Bourke
FROM THE AUTHOR OF OUR KOREAN KITCHEN, WINNER OF THE OBSERVER FOOD MONTHLY'S 'BEST NEW COOKBOOK AWARD' 2016, AND FORTNUM & MASON'S 'COOKERY BOOK' AWARD 2016In this beautiful full-colour cookbook, award-winning author Jordan Bourke shows you how simple it is to make nourishing breads; savoury tarts and bakes; and indulgent yet wholesome sweet treats.Reclaiming 'healthy' for what it really means - nutritious, balanced food made from natural ingredients - these are recipes to bring joy and flavour back into your baking and beyond. Alongside sumptuous 'regular' bakes - such as the perfect Sourdough bread, Caramelised Onion, Sweet Potato and Rye Tart, and Italian Strawberry and Chocolate Chunk Cake - Jordan also gives ancient grains and pickles a western update, revealing how easy it is to make abundant salads, bubbling ferments, seasonal preserves and more.Healthy Baking provides over 100 nourishing and mouth-watering ways to revive and reinvent cooking at home. Using alternatives to refined sugar and featuring lots of options to make recipes gluten- and dairy-free, you'll quickly discover how ferments and grains can invigorate your cooking - from cultivating the perfect sourdough starter to creating delicious salads and decadent cakes.
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How to Grow

By Hollie Newton
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Hollie Newton
This is the gardening book reimagined for a new generation. A book for people who want to learn how to grow things, but haven't got a clue where to start.With the average person now spending an enormous 8 hours and 41 minutes in front of a screen every day, gardening is an easy way to escape for half an hour. Whether on a rented balcony or a sunny kitchen windowsill, it turns out growing something with your own two hands can make you feel better. Which is where HOW TO GROW comes in. Irreverent and inspiring, this book will equip you with all the know-how and confidence you need to take your first steps into a lifelong gardening love affair - trowel in one hand, drink in the other.From growing your first wonky courgette to completely transforming a shady patio garden, in HOW TO GROW, self-taught gardener Hollie Newton divulges all the secrets she's discovered over the past few years as she's journeyed from gardening novice to vegetable-grower-extraordinaire - all from her pint-sized London garden. With chapters on easy-to-grow veg, fruit, herbs, salad and flowers (along with plenty of tried-and-tested guidance to keeping those plants alive, and delicious recipes to make the most of your haul), you'll also learn everything from the basics of planning your garden to stylish design ideas.Focusing on small and urban spaces and including beautiful photography throughout, this is practical advice for a whole new generation of gardeners.
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Mamma

By Mina Holland
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Mina Holland
A collection of oral histories with recipes exploring the influence of family on our relationship with food.Food is key in our culture. Of late there has been a penchant for reinventing nostalgic home favourites in restaurants and cookbooks leading to a desire to know where our food and its traditions come from.For most of us there is a desire to return to our childhood kitchen, the smells and tastes of the dishes evoke comfort and wonderful memories. Those childhood meal times form the foundation of our taste buds and how we now cook. MAMMA: REFLECTIONS ON THE FOOD THAT MAKES US is a collection of oral histories about the food we ate as a child, our mother's cooking and all that it signifies and encapsulates throughout our life.A fascinating trip around the globe, the book features interviews with some of the world's best-loved cooks including Jamie Oliver, Yotam Ottolenghi, Claudia Roden, Alice Waters, Stanley Tucci and many more.MAMMA: REFLECTIONS ON THE FOOD THAT MAKES US is about bringing food back to basics, about going home.
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Lines in the Sand

By A.A. Gill
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A.A. Gill
'By miles the most brilliant journalist of our age' Lynn Barber'A golden writer' Andrew MarrA. A. Gill was rightly hailed as one of the greatest journalists of our time. This selection of some of his recent pieces, which he made himself before his untimely death, spans the last five years from all corners of the world. It shows him at his most perceptive, brilliant and funny.His subjects range from the controversial - fur - to the heartfelt - a fantastic crystallisation of what it means to be European. He tackles life drawing, designs his own tweed, considers boyhood through the prism of the Museum of Childhood, and spends a day at Donald Trump's university. In his final two articles he wrote with characteristic wit and courage about his cancer diagnosis - 'the full English - and the limits of the NHS. But more than any other subject, a recurring theme emerges in the overwhelming story of our times: the refugee crisis. In the last few years A. A. Gill wrote with compassion and anger about the refugees' story, giving us both its human face and its appalling context. The resulting articles are journalism at its finest and fiercest.
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Lenin the Dictator

By Victor Sebestyen
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Victor Sebestyen
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Happy

By Fearne Cotton
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Fearne Cotton
"This book is a way to release what's going on inside your head and to keep heading towards the good stuff. The simple stuff. The stuff that's going to really hit up that happiness on a deep and nourishing level. Whether you dip into these pages every now and then when you feel you need it, or use it daily as a positive exercise, I hope it brings you much relief, joy and calm. Amen to the pen." - Fearne Cotton For many of us, life can feel like it's moving too fast with pressure bearing down on us from all sides - whether that's from school or work, family or social media. As a result, we find ourselves frazzled, lost and - too often - feeling blue.It's a subject close to Fearne's heart. Drawing on her own experiences and including expert advice, HAPPY offers practical ways of finding joy each and every day. Happiness isn't a mountain to climb, it's just one foot in front of the other on the path of life, and here you'll find little steps that will help make the differences that count. With workbook elements to help you start and end the day well; get in touch with your creative side; and find peace through written exercises, simple practical ideas and visualisations, these are daily tricks and reminders to help you unlock that inner happiness.
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The Metabolism Plan

By Lyn-Genet Recitas
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Lyn-Genet Recitas
The highly anticipated follow-up book from the New York Times bestselling author of The Plan.The Metabolism Plan will help you lose even more weight with a revolutionary diet and exercise program that boosts your metabolism to burn fat and improve energy. It takes The Plan to a new level with a program that's customised to target the metabolism. Complete with delicious new recipes, and an exercise plan The Metabolism Plan shows you how to workout smarter, not harder - as little as 12 minutes, 3 times a week! The Metabolism Plan also addresses many hidden issues that can sabotage your metabolism and inhibit weight loss, including thyroid dysfunction and over-exercise.
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The Romanovs

By Simon Sebag Montefiore
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Simon Sebag Montefiore
The Romanovs were the most successful dynasty of modern times, ruling a sixth of the world's surface. How did one family turn a war-ruined principality into the world's greatest empire? And how did they lose it all?This is the intimate story of twenty tsars and tsarinas, some touched by genius, some by madness, but all inspired by holy autocracy and imperial ambition. Montefiore's gripping chronicle reveals their secret world of unlimited power and ruthless empire-building, overshadowed by palace conspiracy, family rivalries, sexual decadence and wild extravagance, and peopled by a cast of adventurers, courtesans, revolutionaries and poets. Written with dazzling literary flair, drawing on new archival research, THE ROMANOVS is at once an enthralling chronicle of triumph and tragedy, love and death, a universal study of power, and an essential portrait of the empire that still defines Russia today.
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  • Numerology, Orion Plain and Simple

    By Anne Christie
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    Anne Christie
    A practical guide on how to use numbers to explain your life.Using numerology to learn more about yourself and your future doesn't require any psychic ability, mathematical skills, or even any special equipment. The information is based on a series of numbers and by following systems that date back to the Greek mathematician and astrologer Pythagoras and the Hebrew Kabbalah, you'll learn the basics of how to use numbers to explain your life.Topics include: · Name number· Personality number· Heart number· Destiny number· Relationships· Short-term forecastsOnce you master these simple principles, you'll be able to plan your days, predict your future, and even find the most suitable mate. This is an accessible and user-friendly guide for people interested in divination systems and personality types."Three is the number of those who do holy work; Two is the number of those who do lover's work; One is the number of those who do perfect evil, or perfect good." Clive Barker, Abarat
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    The Telomere Effect

    By Elizabeth Blackburn, Elissa Epel
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    Elizabeth Blackburn, Elissa Epel
    Have you ever wondered why some sixty-year-olds look and feel like forty-year-olds, and why some forty-year-olds look and feel like sixty-year-olds? More importantly - can you choose which outcome will happen to you? Written by Nobel Prize winner Elizabeth Blackburn and health psychologist Elissa Epel, The Telomere Effect reveals the ground-breaking science at the heart of ageing - and what you can do to help reverse it.While many factors contribute to ageing and illness, Elizabeth and Elissa's award-winning research has revealed that the length of our telomeres - the part of our chromosomes which determine how fast our cells age and die - can have a direct effect on how quickly or slowly we age. In this pioneering book, discover for the first time the many simple changes you can make to your diet, sleep and mental wellbeing to look after your telomeres. From which foods to eat, types of exercise to practise, various mind tricks to prevent stress - and how to shield your children from developing shorter telomeres from conception through to adolescence - start protecting your telomeres and your youth today.
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    Shtum

    By Jem Lester
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    Jem Lester
    'WILL MAKE YOU LAUGH, MAKE YOU CRY, AND MAKE YOU THINK' Graeme SimsionInspired by the author's experiences with his own son, SHTUM is a novel about three generations of a family learning to get along. Not to be missed by readers who loved JoJo Moyes and David Nicholls. 'Heart-wrenching and thought-provoking' Woman & HomeTen-year-old Jonah lives in a world of his own.He likes colours and feathers and the feel of fresh air on his skin.He dislikes sudden loud noises and any change to his daily routine.Jonah has never spoken, yet somehow he communicates better than all of the adults in his life.'Fiercely funny ... an unforgettable first novel' The Times'A book with true heart and soul' Joanna Cannon, author of THE TROUBLE WITH GOATS AND SHEEPWhat readers are saying about this heartwarming book from Jem Lester:'This book has gone onto my all-time favourite list''This is a book that will stay with me for a very long time.''I cried my heart out.''A gripping and emotional story.''Brilliant humour.'
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    Istanbul

    By Bettany Hughes
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    Bettany Hughes
    Istanbul has always been a place where stories and histories collide and crackle, where the idea is as potent as the historical fact. From the Qu'ran to Shakespeare, this city with three names - Byzantium, Constantinople, Istanbul - resonates as an idea and a place, and overspills its boundaries - real and imagined. Standing as the gateway between the East and West, it has served as the capital of the Roman, Byzantine, Latin and Ottoman Empires. For much of its history it was known simply as The City, but, as Bettany Hughes reveals, Istanbul is not just a city, but a story. In this epic new biography, Hughes takes us on a dazzling historical journey through the many incarnations of one of the world's greatest cities. As the longest-lived political entity in Europe, over the last 6,000 years Istanbul has absorbed a mosaic of micro-cities and cultures all gathering around the core. At the latest count archaeologists have measured forty-two human habitation layers. Phoenicians, Genoese, Venetians, Jews, Vikings, Azeris all called a patch of this earth their home. Based on meticulous research and new archaeological evidence, this captivating portrait of the momentous life of Istanbul is visceral, immediate and scholarly narrative history at its finest.
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  • Angels, Orion Plain and Simple

    By Beleta Greenaway
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    Beleta Greenaway
    A practical guide on how to connect with angels.Throughout time, people of many cultures and religions have believed in angels. Now Beleta Greenaway brings you closer to these wonderful beings in this delightful guide. She shares some of her own experiences with angels and describes how you can make your own connections with them, whether through meditation, in dreams, using decks of special cards, or by other means.Greenaway covers the entire angelic realm. Included here are: · Encounters with angels· Angels in the modern world· Angelic herbs and plants· How to work with angels· Angels, animals, and heaven· Angels in the AfterlifeThis is for anyone who is interested in angels, who wants a little supernatural help, and/or who wants a glimpse of the vast array of other worldly forces and beings that inhabit the universe.
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  • Reincarnation, Orion Plain and Simple

    By Jass Godly, Krys Godly
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    Jass Godly, Krys Godly
    A practical guide on how to access information about our previous lives.From ancient roots in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Greek philosophy to more modern conceptions of rebirth found in popular culture, the notion that the soul can be reborn is a prevalent belief that continues to fascinate. That fascination inevitably results in a number of questions, including: How does our day-to-day life impact our future existences? Who were we before we were born? How do we find out about our previous incarnations?This practical guide attempts to answer these questions and much more. The Godlys provide step-by-step instructions for accessing information about our previous lives and explore the four main methods of learning about past lives: · Recession· Psychic readings· Regression· Spontaneous recallThey also explore how reincarnation can help us to understand re-occurrences of relationships, lingering memories, and even health problems.This is a refreshing and simple introduction to a topic that has intrigued seers, sages, and mystics for centuries. It entertains, enlightens, and informs.
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  • Crystals, Orion Plain and Simple

    By Cass Jackson, Janie Jackson
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    Cass Jackson, Janie Jackson
    A practical guide on how crystals can heal, divine the future and enhance psychic powers.From time immemorial, crystals have been used for healing, and legend has it that people long ago knew how to store information inside these precious stones. How does their incredible magic work? Through this clear, practical guide, discover the many ways crystals can cure physical, emotional, and spiritual problems, divine the future, and enhance psychic powers. See which ones work best to aid meditation and visualisation, clear a room of negative energy, promote creativity, or foresee the future. There's advice on buying, purifying, and charging the stones, crystal folklore, and a breathtaking gallery full of information.Other topics covered include: · Crystal legends and folklore· Healing with crystals· Crystals, colours, and chakras· Birthstones· Growing your own crystals· Crystals through the zodiac· Crystals for anniversariesA splendid book for the curious and for beginners on the crystal path, Crystals, Orion Plain and Simple is a book that entertains, enlightens and informs.
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  • Chinese Astrology, Orion Plain and Simple

    By Jonathan Dee
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    Jonathan Dee
    A practical guide on how to work out your Chinese horoscope.Though perhaps less well-known here than its Western counterpart, Chinese astrology is every bit as illuminating and provides an equally valuable shortcut to self-knowledge. Jonathan Dee, the well-respected author of several books on astrology, tarot, and fortune-telling, reveals all the mysteries of the art in this informative volume.Filled with legends, charts, and history, it contains all of the essentials for working out your Chinese horoscope including the animal signs for each birthday year, month, and hour. Each sign receives a richly detailed and enlightening explanation.Learn the personality traits associated with the 12 animals:- The rat is considered to be the sign of charm and is noted for its shrewdness, enterprise, and wealth. Rats are also prosperous, entrepreneurial, obsessive, anxious, bossy, and mean.- The ox is the sign of tenacity and prosperity and a symbol of fertility and muscular strength. People born under the ox are patient, contemplative, eloquent, chauvinistic, petty, and grumpy.- The monkey is lively, complex, charming, diplomatic, and agile. Monkeys are also dishonest, sarcastic, lacking respect, and restless.Chinese Astrology, Orion Plain and Simple is an accessible introduction that enlightens, entertains, and informs.
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  • Body Reading, Orion Plain and Simple

    By Sasha Fenton
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    Sasha Fenton
    A practical guide on how to read body features.We all know that hands can reveal character and destiny, but what about other parts of the body? With this basic guide, learn how your body features can reveal health, relationship and behaviour attributes and how to spot these in others.Divination expert, Sasha Fenton, covers the most important aspects of body reading in 15 short, accessible chapters. Topics covered include faces, heads, hands, eyes, teeth, nails, feet, colours, moles and itches. Generously illustrated with line drawings and graphs, this primer is a splendid introduction and guide to body secrets.Fun facts found here:· Hair reflects one's health and one's state of mind.· Moles suggest stomach trouble, relationship problems or possibly an ill partner.· A high bony nose suggests failure in business.· Downwardly sloping eyebrows suggest a lack of energy and a tendency to whine.Based on interviews, exhaustive research and years of close observation, this practical guide is filled with fascinating facts and insight that will be greeted eagerly by all who are interested in a variety of divination systems.
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  • Palmistry, Orion Plain and Simple

    By Sasha Fenton
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    Sasha Fenton
    A practical guide on how to read hands.This enjoyable and practical guide demonstrates how easy it is to read hands for fun and for insight.Our hands provide a glimpse of our personalities, health, strengths and weaknesses - and even what may happen to us in the future. Each line, mound and finger is a clue that can easily be deciphered if you have the right information.Fenton covers the basics of hand reading, including the lines, mounts, fingers and thumb. She shows readers how to judge someone's character, health, love and relationship interests, moneymaking ability and long-term destiny.Chapters include:· The Map of the Hand· The Phalanges (bones between the fingers and joints)· The Major Lines· The Minor Lines· Love and Relationships· How to Make HandprintsThis is a fun, chatty, accessible introductory text. Readers will want to immediately practise Fenton's techniques on friends and strangers.
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  • Runes, Orion Plain and Simple

    By Kim Farnell
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    Kim Farnell
    A practical guide on how to make your own set of runes and how to interpret them.Runes are alphabet letters or characters that have been used for thousands of years as a form of communication and divination. This book, written by an authority on divination systems, shows readers how to make their own set of runes and how to interpret them.Topics covered include:· A brief overview of runes, from Etruscan times to the present· A summary of the myths and lore that inform runic wisdom· Definitions of the basic rune symbols· Instructions on how to read the runes and rune spreads· An introduction to runic magicIn the past 25 years using runes as a divination tool has become increasingly popular. This accessible guide presents each letter of the runic alphabet in detail with its origins and magical uses and helps seekers tap into their energy. From making your own runes (and a bag to protect them) to reading the ancient alphabet, casting the runes and interpreting the spread, all the basics are laid out in a clear, easy-to-follow and superbly illustrated fashion which is perfect for beginners.
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