By Sharon Bolton
He makes his living from death.But is he capable of murder?Florence Lovelady's career was made when she convicted coffin-maker Larry Grassbrook of a series of child murders 30 years ago. Like something from our worst nightmares, the victims were buried, but while they were still alive.Larry confessed the crimes; it was an open and shut case. But now he's dead, and events from the past start to repeat themselves. Did she get it wrong all those years ago? Or is there something much darker at play?
By Liza Picard
'A holiday in the complex, joyful, indelicate medieval world'John Higgs, author of Watling StreetChaucer's People is an absorbing and revealing guide to the Middle Ages, populated with Chaucer's pilgrims from The Canterbury Tales. These are lives spent at the pedal of a loom, maintaining the ledgers of an estate or navigating the high seas. Drawing on contemporary experiences of a vast range of subjects including trade, religion, toe-curling remedies and hair-raising recipes, bestselling historian Liza Picard recreates the medieval world in glorious detail.
Calm: The Journal
By Fearne Cotton
Welcome to CALM The Journal. A place for you to relax, take time out, de-stress and mute the encircling 'noise' of today's always-on world. Dip into its beautiful pages as often and for as long as you like - whilst this book is open it's all about YOU!' *** * You can choose when to start your journal on any day, in any year * Beautifully designed to be ready whenever you are! * Enjoy little prompts to help you let go of anxiety and appreciate the small things that matter most to your wellbeing In Fearne Cotton's CALM: The Journal, discover new ways to get a better perspective on life and creative prompts and motivational musings to help you write a little peace into every day of the year and nurture the calmness within your heart.
The Caged Queen
By Kristen Ciccarelli
WHAT WOULD YOU SACRIFICE FOR LOVE? Roa and her sister Essie were born with a bond so strong that it forged them together forever. It was a magic they cherished - until the terrible day Essie died and her soul was trapped in this world.Dax, the heir to the throne of Firgaard, was responsible. Roa swore she would never forgive him - yet when he came begging for her help to dethrone his cruel father, Roa made him a deal. She'd give him the army he needed if he made her queen.Now, even after everything she has sacrificed, Dax's promises go unfulfilled. Roa's people still suffer.Then a chance to right every wrong arises - an opportunity for Roa to rid herself of this enemy king and rescue her beloved sister. During the Relinquishing, when the spirits of the dead are said to return, Roa can reclaim her sister for good. All she has to do is kill the king. . . The Caged Queen takes readers back to the lush, immersive world of The Last Namsara with a stunning story about the unbreakable bond between two sisters and the sacrifices we make for love.
The Courage to be Yourself
By Sue Patton Thoele
Do you often find yourself meeting the wants of others at the expense of your own needs? THE COURAGE TO BE YOURSELF provides necessary tools to help you transform your fears into the courage to express your own authentic identity. By sharing her own journey and the journey of other women, Sue Patton Thoele will help you to learn how to set boundaries, change self-defeating behaviour patterns, communicate effectively and, most importantly, become a loving and tolerant friend to yourself.This book encourages you to:· Discover your true self· Find inner courage· Develop emotional independence· Face inner fears· Establish appropriate boundaries· Communicate more effectively· Change self-defeating behaviour· Embrace your rightsThoele's book is a blueprint for freedom. It has helped more than 100,000 readers take control of their lives and learn to live authentically and enrich their lives and relationships.
The Child Finder
By Rene Denfeld
'Poetic... Redemptive... Unflinching' Barry Forshaw, FINANCIAL TIMES'A moving tale of resilience and hope in the face of the worst of humanity' Jon Coates, DAILY EXPRESS'A compelling blast of cold air from the wintry woods, with elements of a dark fairytale' Alison Flood, OBSERVER'A darkly luminous story of resilience and the deeply human instinct for survival, for love...The Child Finder is a novel that demands to be consumed and then once inside you - lingers...' A.M. Homes, author of MAY WE BE FORGIVENNaomi Cottle finds missing children. When the police have given up their search and an investigation stalls, families call her. She possesses a rare, intuitive sense, born out of her own experience, that allows her to succeed when others have failed. Young Madison Culver has been missing for three years. She vanished on a family trip to the mountainous forests of Oregon, where they'd gone to cut down a tree for Christmas. Soon after she disappeared, blizzards swept the region and the authorities presumed she died from exposure.But Naomi knows that Madison isn't dead. As she relentlessly pursues the truth behind Madison's disappearance, shards of a dark dream pierce defences that have protected her for so long. If she finds this child, will Naomi ultimately unlock the secrets of her own life?WHAT READERS ARE SAYING ABOUT THE CHILD FINDER:'A beautifully written, gripping page turner...a book that is worth searching for, bringing home, and welcoming into your family. 5*' Goodreads'This book is dazzling and heartbreaking. 5*' Goodreads'A wonderful, extraordinary book. The author speaks from her heart on every page.' 5* Goodreads'I could not put this book down until the captivating conclusion.' 5* Goodreads'I finished the book in a day, not wanting to put it down.' 5* Goodreads'Wow...a page turner, keeping me in all weekend.' 5* Goodreads'Loved it and will be recommending it to everyone I know.' 5* Goodreads'The Child Finder is one of the most beautiful novels I've ever read.' 5* Goodreads
Collected Ghost Stories
By M.R. James
Considered by many to be the most terrifying writer in English, M. R. James was an eminent scholar who spent his entire adult life in the academic surroundings of Eton and Cambridge. His classic supernatural tales draw on the terrors of the everyday, in which documents and objects unleash terrible forces, often in closed rooms and night-time settings where imagination runs riot. Lonely country houses, remote inns, ancient churches or the manuscript collections of great libraries provide settings for unbearable menace, from creatures seeking retribution and harm. These stories have lost none of their power to unsettle and disturb.
By Miles Cameron
Aranthur is a student. He showed a little magical talent, is studying at the local academy, and is nothing particularly special. Others are smarter. Others are more talented. Others are quicker to pick up techniques. But none of them are with him when he breaks his journey home for the holidays in an inn. None of them step in to help when a young woman is thrown off a passing stage coach into the deep snow at the side of the road. And none of them are drawn into a fight to protect her.One of the others might have realised she was manipulating him all along . . .A powerful story about beginnings, coming of age, and the way choosing to take one step towards violence can lead to a slippery and dangerous slope, this is an accomplished fantasy series driven by strong characters and fast-paced action.'A stirring, gritty and at times quite brutal epic fantasy' Tor.com'This series promises to be the standout epic fantasy for the ages' Fantasy Book Critic
The Colour of Lies
By Lezanne Clannachan
Orange is the colour of lies...Anna knows what lies look like. She can see untruths spill from heads and colour the air. Only her sister knows about Anna's synaesthesia and how she can read a person's emotions - even when they're trying to hide them.Curiosity is bright blue...When she gets a job as a Mother's Help to a family whose niece, Lily, is missing, Anna is given the lost girl's room and the mystery around Lily begins to haunt her.And envy is a treacherous yellow...As rumours and gossip surround the family, Anna becomes obsessed with the missing girl. But the more she learns, the fewer people she dares trust and the one the fingers are pointing at, is the one person Anna knows to be innocent. She can see his colours. She just has to find a way to prove it...Lies colour the air orange, guilt changes it to brown, then violence turns it black.
A Cuckoo in Candle Lane
By Kitty Neale
A Cuckoo in Candle Lane, is Sunday Times bestseller Kitty Neale's first novel, a powerful drama of family life set in post-war London.When Elsie and Bert Jones move with their children, Ann and Arthur, to Candle Lane, a modest street in Battersea, they miss their comfortable house in Wimbledon. But the move is the right thing to do, while Bert starts a new business.They are a warm-hearted family and Elsie soon makes friends with her less fortunate neighbour, Ruth, and her daughter Sally. But before long Elsie realises that all is not well in the house next door...Perfect for fans of Nadine Dorries and Katie Flynn, this is a rags to riches story from the Sunday Times bestselling author of A Mother's Sacrifice and A Family Scandal.
The City of the Sun: Daedalus Mission 4
By Brian Stableford
The fourth landing of the Daedalus Mission confronts Alex and his companions with a colonial culture seemingly modeled on a classic Utopian dream, but all of its inhabitants are infected with a mysterious alien parasite, and they no longer seem entirely human. Are they being controlled by the parasite, or has the parasite merely enabled them to transform themselves? Can the visitors from Earth avoid infection themselves, and what will the consequences be if they cannot? For once, the risks of the contact seem potentially far greater than any possible reward - but that still leaves the visitors with the necessity of passing judgment and deciding what to do, in an exceedingly awkward situation.
Coming Home to Island House
By Erica James
From Erica James, bestselling author of Summer at the Lake, comes an enchanting tale of one family coming together and finding their way.It's the summer of 1939, and after touring an unsettled Europe to promote her latest book, Romily Temple returns home to Island House and the love of her life, the charismatic Jack Devereux. But when Jack falls ill, his estranged family are called home and given seven days to find a way to bury their resentments and come together. With war now declared, each member of the family is reluctantly forced to accept their new stepmother and confront their own shortcomings. But can the habits of a lifetime be changed in one week? And can Romily, a woman who thrives on adventure, cope with the life that has been so unexpectedly thrust upon her?Readers are captivated by Coming Home to Island House:'Erica James at her very best...a fulfilling, hugely enjoyable read''This book felt like a luxurious treat''A wonderful thread of love, grace, loss and forgiveness... Highly recommended' 'One of those glorious stories where you don't want to put the book down!''I feel completely in love with all aspects of this books - the characters, the setting and the writing. I absolutely adored it''A captivating and thoroughly enjoyable read. If you enjoy superbly written character-driven stories this this one is a must-read''A beautiful story about family and friendship...a gorgeous heartwarming style'
Clash of Empires
By Ben Kane
HAS ROME FINALLY MET ITS MATCH?'A triumph!' Harry Sidebottom 'Exceptional' Anthony Riches'Fans of battle-heavy historical fiction will, justly, adore Clash of Empires' The Times****************THE MIGHT OF ROMEThe great general Hannibal Barca is on the verge of defeat. Victory will crown Rome the most powerful empire in the world. While the ambitious senator Flamininus plots his path to power...THE GLORY OF GREECEOnly unconquered Greece stands in the way of glory. King Philip V of Macedon's mighty phalanx is an enemy Rome has long feared, and one that has never known defeat.THE HEROES OF HISTORYDemetrios has dreamed of fighting with the phalanx his whole life, but the young villager will soon learn that, in a clash of empires, you're only ever one swing of the sword away from death - or entering legend.CLASH OF EMPIRES is the gripping first novel in a new series from the master of historical fiction - for fans of Simon Scarrow, Harry Sidebottom, Conn Iggulden and Bernard Cornwell.*** PRE-ORDER BEN KANE'S NEW NOVEL, THE FALLING SWORD, TODAY ***What readers are saying about Ben Kane's masterful new historical novel:'I have not read much about the Roman Invasion of Greece 200-197BC, so with a breath of fresh air up pops Ben Kane with a very masterful tale' Amazon review'Grabs you from the start and never lets go' - Harry Sidebottom, author of the THE LAST HOUR'Ben does a great job telling the story from both Greek and Roman perspective' Amazon review'I haven't enjoyed a book this much for ages' - Giles Kristian, author of LANCELOT
The Clear Skin Cookbook
By Dale Pinnock
From Dale Pinnock, aka the Medicinal Chef, comes his fully updated and revised The Clear Skin Cookbook, which shows that we can all increase the appearance and overall radiance of our skin, simply by eating the right foods and incorporating a variety of macronutrients into our diets. This full colour cookbook is the definitive guide to understanding your skin's health and rejuvenating its youthfulness.Packed with mouth watering recipes - for breakfasts, soups, starters, mains, desserts, snacks and drinks - you will soon discover how easy it is to choose and prepare dishes that are not only tasty but which also enhance skin healing and help to combat the effects of ageing. The Medicinal Chef reveals the vital vitamins and magic minerals in everyday ingredients, which can maintain optimum skin health. The book includes help for all common skin conditions, from acne and eczema to psoriasis.
Critical Threshold: Daedalus Mission 2
By Brian Stableford
They call them the "rat-catchers." They're the crew of the spaceship Daedalus, which an economically destitute Earth has dispatched on a mission to re-establish contact with its far-flung, long-lost colonies in space. Alex Alexander, the ship's biologist, together with his staff, must help solve the mysteries of human and alien ecosystems that he encounters light-years from home.Dendra is a stable world, covered by a huge, unchanging forest-except that nothing living can really be free of change. The planet has no seasons, but its animal life still undergoes life-cycles involving birth, maturation, metamorphosis, and death. The Earth colony sent to tame the world has failed, at least in the terms expected of it, and seems beyond redemption; but the crew of the Daedalus still has to find out exactly why and how the program has gone wrong. Provided, of course, that they can survive the investigation itself!
The Crystal Compass
By Aisha Amarfio
The Crystal Compass is the ultimate guide to using crystals for energy, wellbeing and creating harmonious spaces.Through practical exercises and tools for identifying the right crystals at the right time, this book helps you harness the power of crystals in your life to:· Transmute tension, stress, disharmony and release old patterns · Unlock your wisdom and intuitive power· Reclaim your power and follow your soul path· Nourish your health and vitality· Cleanse, protect and raise the vibration of your environmentThe Crystal Compass provides an easy to use map that helps you diagnose the root cause of any tension you might be experiencing, so you can select the crystal and healing method you need, that will lead to a true holistic healing and soulful transformation.
Close But No Cigar
By Stephen Purvis
WINNER OF THE CRIME WRITERS' ASSOCIATION GOLD DAGGER FOR NON-FICTION 2017'In its tragic absurdity, Close But No Cigar reads like a Graham Greene story, with a cast of characters to make Hemingway proud' Daily TelegraphFor over a decade Stephen Purvis had been a pillar of Havana's expat community, one of many foreign businessmen investing in Cuba's crawl from Cold War communism towards modernity. But for reasons unknown to him he was also under State Security's microscope. One morning during the height of President Raúl Castro's purges in 2012, while his family slept, the unmarked Ladas of State Security arrived at his home and he was taken away into the absurd and brutal world of Cuban justice.In this engrossing memoir, Purvis recounts his fifteen-month ordeal. Accused at first of selling state secrets, he is taken to the notorious interrogation centre Villa Marista, where he endures brutal conditions designed by the KGB and Stasi to break the bodies and minds of spies and political prisoners, and resists the paranoia and incompetence of his jailers. Later, held in a maximum-security prison, he finds himself surrounded by a motley crew of convicts: people-smugglers and drug-runners together with a handful of confused businessmen also awaiting formal charges.From his arrest to his farcical secret trial and sudden release, Purvis exposes the madness of modern Cuba with wit, grit and a sharp eye for character. As tourists flock to Havana to marvel at a city frozen in time, he shows that despite reforms and international reconciliation the Castro regime remains a corrupt, dictatorial relic. Close But No Cigar is part thriller, part comedy and part morality tale, but most of all a true story that takes the reader into a dark side of a sunny place that remains an enigma.
By Joanne M Harris, Joanne M Harris
When an exotic stranger, Vianne Rocher, arrives in the French village of Lansquenet and opens a chocolate boutique directly opposite the church, Father Reynaud denounces her as a serious moral danger to his flock - especially as it is the beginning of Lent, the traditional season of self-denial.As passions flare and the conflict escalates, the whole community takes sides. Can the solemnity of the Church compare with the sinful pleasure of a chocolate truffle?Written and Read by Joanne M Harris(p) 2018 Orion Publishing Group
A Country Life
By Veronica Henry
Treat yourself to this charming, cheering story from bestseller Veronica Henry.A new home, a new circle of friends, a new chance at happiness? Suzanna and Barney Blake are swapping city life for the countryside, determined to breathe new life into the Honeycote Arms and a marriage touched by tragedy.Recently separated Ginny Tait is also seeking solace in country living, desperate to rein in her rambunctious twin daughters.They all think that moving to a calm, quiet and beautiful village in the Cotswolds will solve their problems. But in Honeycote, things are never quite as they appear . . .Full of fun, warmth and style, A Country Life is the second book in the Honeycote trio, which also includes A Country Christmas and A Country Wedding. Each can be read as a standalone, or they can be read as a series. ** This book was originally published as 'Making Hay' **Praise for Veronica Henry:'Warm and brilliantly written' - Heat'A glamorous and absorbing read' - Daily Mail'An exuberant novel of love, lust, hopes and dreams' - Woman & Home
A Country Wedding
By Veronica Henry