By Nick Hornby
Half of Paradise
By James Lee Burke
A mesmerising novel set in the Louisiana heartland from award-winning author James Lee Burke.Toussaint Boudreaux, a black docker in New Orleans, puts up with his co-workers' racism because he has to, and moonlights as a prize-fighter in the hope of a better life - but the only break he gets lands him in penal servitude. J.P. Winfield, a hick with a gift for twelve-string guitar, finds his break into showbiz leads to the flipside of the American dream. Avery Broussard, descendant of an aristocratic French family, runs whiskey after what remains of his land is repossessed...The interlocking stories of these three men are an elegy to the realities of life in 1950s Louisiana, their destinies fixed by the circumstances of their birth and time. Yet each carries the hope of redemption.
By Jaime Poniachik
Hons and Rebels
By Jessica Mitford
'Whenever I read the words "Peer's Daughter" in a headline,' Lady Redesdale once sadly remarked, 'I know it's going to be something about one of you children.' The Mitford family is one of the century's most enigmatic, made notorious by Nancy's novels, Diana's marriage to Sir Oswald Mosley, Unity's infatuation with Hitler, Debo's marriage to a duke and Jessica's passionate commitment to communism. Hons and Rebels is an enchanting and deeply absorbing memoir of an isolated and eccentric upbringing which conceals beneath its witty, light-hearted surface much wisdom and depth of feeling.
How to Tie Ties
By Michael Adams
How To Tie Scarves
By Edie Weber
Home Decorating Basics
By Pamela J. Hastings
Handbook of Practical Woodwork Technique
By Robert Lento
449 black and white illustrationsPacked with information and advice
By Margot Hellmiss, Norbert Kriegisch
Illustrated in colour throughoutPacked with information and advice from medically trained authors
By James Lee Burke
'The crime book of the year is unquestionably James Lee Burke's HEARTWOOD . . .there is no better crime writing coming out of America' EVENING STANDARDDeaf Smith, Texas, a small town with small town problems until the local boy made good Earl Deitrich decides that he isn't prepared to share his kind of good fortune with anybody else. Wilbur Pickett is a retired rodeo rider with big dreams. Dreams of a secure future for himself and his native American wife, a blind woman who sees more than a blind woman should thanks to her ancient heritage. When Wilbur happens upon a parcel of land with black gold waiting for the taking he also happens on Deitrich and a whole bunch of violent problems. Only lawyer Billy Bob Holland is prepared to stand up for Wilbur, to stand against the juggernaut that is Deitrich and his corrupting influence.Praise for one of the great American crime writers, James Lee Burke:'James Lee Burke is the heavyweight champ, a great American novelist whose work, taken individually or as a whole, is unsurpassed.' Michael Connelly'A gorgeous prose stylist.' Stephen King'Richly deserves to be described now as one of the finest crime writers America has ever produced.' Daily MailFans of Dennis Lehane, Michael Connelly and Don Winslow will love James Lee Burke: Billy Bob Holland Series1. Cimarron Rose 2. Heartwood 3. Bitterroot 4. In The Moon of Red Ponies Dave Robicheaux Series1. The Neon Rain 2. Heaven's Prisoners 3. Black Cherry Blues 4. A Morning for Flamingos 5. A Stained White Radiance 6. In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead 7. Dixie City Jam 8. Burning Angel 9. Cadillac Jukebox 10. Sunset Limited 11. Purple Cane Road 12. Jolie Blon's Bounce 13. Last Car to Elysian Fields 14. Crusader's Cross 15. Pegasus Descending 16. The Tin Roof Blowdown 17. Swan Peak 18. The Glass Rainbow 19. Creole Belle 20. Light of the World 21. Robicheaux Hackberry Holland Series1. Lay Down My Sword and Shield 2. Rain Gods 3. Feast Day of Fools 4. House of the Rising Sun* Each James Lee Burke novel can be read as a standalone or in series order *
Handmade Clay Crafts
By Susan Alexander, Tafnie Bogart
Illustrated in colour throughoutGives information on clays, glazes and paints.
How Good Is Your Bridge Hand
By Andrew Kambites, Ron Klinger
No matter how good your bidding system or your partnership understandings, such advantages will vanish if you fail to make an accurate assessment of the value of your hand. As the bidding proceeds, you need constantly to make adjustments to your initial evaluation. The authors show you how to do that. They provide guides which allow you to judge whether your hand fits well with your partner's, whether the danger of a misfit exists, whether your high cards lie well or badly in relation to the opponents', how high to bid, when to try to outbid the opponents and when to choose to defend. This stimulating book reveals the methods used by the experts to reach a precise appraisal of the partnership assets - here is your chance to do just as well.
By Philip Ball
The brilliantly told and gripping story of the most familiar - yet, amazingly, still poorly understood - substance in the universe: Water.The extent to which water remains a scientific mystery is extraordinary, despite its prevalence and central importance on Earth. Whether one considers its role in biology, its place in the physical world (where it refuses to obey the usual rules of liquids) or its deceptively simple structure, there is still no complete answer to the question: what is water? Philip Ball's book explains what, exactly, we do and do not know about the strange character of this most essential and ubiquitous of substances.H20 begins by transporting its readers back to the Big Bang and the formation of galaxies to witness the birth of water's constituent elements: hydrogen and oxygen. It then explains how the primeval oceans were formed four billion years ago; where water is to be found on other planets; why ice floats when most solids sink; why, despite being highly corrosive, water is good for us; why there are at least fifteen kinds of ice and perhaps two kinds of liquid water; how scientists have consistently misunderstood water for centuries; and why wars have been waged over it.Philip Ball's gloriously offbeat and intelligent book conducts us on a journey through the history of science, folklore, the wilder scientific fringes, cutting-edge physics, biology and ecology, to give a fascinating new perspective on life and the substance that sustains it. After reading this book, drinking a glass of water will never be the same again.
Houses And Cottages Of Britain
By R.W. Brunskill
Houses and Cottages is based on Professor Brunskill¿s considerable research work and on archaeological and documentary discoveries. It looks inside the buildings and shows how and why they were originally planned and how they have evolved, often from very simple structures. In the process, a great amount of fascinating information is revealed about the lifestyles of the people for whom the houses were built, both in terms of their work and of their social lives. In addition there are detailed chapters on materials and methods of construction and on rooms and their uses, all of which provide further insights into why structures as we see them now evolved in the way they did from the original plans.
History of the Countryside
By Oliver Rackham
From its earliest origins to the present day, Oliver Rackham describes the endlessly changing character of Britain's countryside.Exploring the natural and man-made features of the land - fields, highways, hedgerows, fens, marshes, rivers, heaths, coasts, woods and wood pastures - he shows conclusively and unforgettably how they have developed over the centuries. In doing so, he covers a wealth of related subjects to provide a fascinating account of the sometimes subtle and sometimes radical ways in which people, fauna, flora, climate, soils and other physical conditions have played their part in the shaping of the countryside.'One thing is certain: no one would be wise to write further on our natural history, or to make films about it, without thinking very hard about what is contained in these authoritative pages' Country Life'A classic of scholarship and imagination...A monumental work, but it is written with humanity, dignity, concern and a great deal of humour' Times Educational Supplement
Help Yourself Heal With Self-Hypnosis
By Linda Mackenzie
Gain control of your life with self-hypnosis ¿ the power of positive suggestion ¿ to accomplish you goals and improve your health and well-being.
By Jurgen Kaiser
Hand reflexology is a simple yet effective technique for restoring harmony in the body by applying pressure to different parts of the palms and fingers.
Hand Decorating Paper
By Marie Browning
You can make stationery, gift-wrap, greeting cards, envelopes and collage workCreate spectacular effects, even if you think you have no artistic ability!
Handcrafted Journals Albums, Scrapbooks and More
By Marie Browning
Preserve important thoughts, photographs and memorabilia in the style they deserveConstruct everything, from folded to closed spine to envelope booksPersonalise a book to give someone a truly special gift128 full-colour pages
Hats In Miniature
By Lyn Waring
Only basic sewing skills are requiredContains lavish illustrations and step-by-step instructionsComplete patterns and instructions on equipment, collars, seams, cutting, notches and batting18 different hat styles, with great variety resulting from the types of fabric and adornments usedInstructions for making a cardboard hat stand to display your creations