Never Judge a Book by its Cover
By Lisa Riley
The story behind the nation's new darling - the former EMMERDALE and STRICTLY COME DANCING star, Lisa Riley.Lisa Riley won the hearts of the nation as she danced for her life, now it's time to read her life...NEVER JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER is the inspirational and moving story of how a fairytale came true. From her beginnings in Bury, Lisa went on to become the darling of television and stage. But it was on STRICTLY COME DANCING that she wowed the nation with her energy, sparkle and never-ending enthusiasm.This talented lass from Bury has, at last, brought a real woman's figure to our screens and allowed women to say, 'this is me: take it or leave it'.Lisa's message is clear: whatever size you are, and whatever life throws at you, be who you want to be and stay true to yourself!
Nothing For Tears
By Lali Horstmann
The true story of one family's struggle in the chaos of Germany's defeat in 1945Towards the end of the Second World War, Lali Horstmann and her husband Freddy, a retired diplomat and art collector, were living at Kerzendorf, an elegant eighteenth-century house with a small park, avenues, statues and a garden, fifteen miles east of Berlin. The house was destroyed one night by allied bombers and the Horstmanns moved into the agent's little house in the park.It was to this small house that the Russian Secret Police came one spring night in1946 and took Freddy away with them into the dark. Two and a half years later Lali learned, almost by chance, that Freddy had died of starvation in a Russian concentration camp only a few miles from their home.Lali Horstmann's account of the last months of the war under the desperate and demoralised Nazis, and the terrifying arrival of the Russians, is both eloquent and heartbreaking.