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**SOON TO BE A MAJOR NETFLIX FILM****THE INTERNATIONAL NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER**'Written with heart and great appeal' FINANCIAL TIMES'A coming-of-age-story to be loved everywhere in the world' FREDRIK BACKMAN, author of A MAN CALLED OVE'Has struck a chord worldwide' NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC___________________________________________The international sensation: the story of a young Sámi girl's coming-of-age, and a powerful fable about family, identity and justiceNine-year-old Elsa lives just north of the Arctic Circle. She and her family are Sámi - Scandinavia's indigenous people - and make their living herding reindeer. One morning when Elsa goes skiing alone, she witnesses a man brutally killing her reindeer calf, Nástegallu. Elsa recognises the man but refuses to tell anyone - least of all the Swedish police force - about what she saw. Instead, she carries her secret as a dark weight on her heart.Elsa comes of age fighting two wars: one within her community, where male elders expect young women to know their place; and against the ever-escalating wave of prejudice and violence against the Sámi. When Elsa finds herself the target of the man who killed her reindeer calf all those years ago, something inside of her finally breaks. The guilt, fear, and anger she's been carrying since childhood come crashing over her like an avalanche, and will lead Elsa to a final catastrophic confrontation.
_______________Delve behind the scenes and learn the secrets of the making of this epic wizarding world video game, Hogwarts LegacyThe Art and Making of Hogwarts Legacy takes readers on a journey through the creation of the immersive, open-world action RPG set in the world first introduced in the Harry Potter books and the films. Go beyond the game via exclusive interviews with the development team, stunning concept sketches, renders and illustrations to really explore the creation of this unique take on a beloved world.ORIGINAL CONCEPT ART: Includes many never-before-seen pieces of beautiful concept art used to craft compelling wizarding world locations from Hogwarts to Hogsmeade, Gringotts and more. EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS: Hear from the development team on the process of creating this exciting chapter in the history of the wizarding world. PEOPLE, PLACES AND MAGIC: Get an in-depth look at the compelling characters, detailed environments and amazing magic system that bring Hogwarts Legacy to life. GO BEHIND THE GAME: Filled with behind-the-scenes fun facts and information about the game-making process, from crafting the setting to developing the gameplay - see the incredible work and talent that go into creating such an immersive gaming experience. THE PERFECT COMPANION TO THE GAME: This beautiful volume is an ideal collectable for gamers and fans of the wizarding world.
'Such an important book, by someone who really understands the issues that young people face in today's world.' Dr Zoe WilliamsRight now, it is undeniably a tough time to be a parent. With so many pressures on your time, your energy and your resources, it can be difficult to give your child everything they need emotionally, and even more so when you're faced with defiance, disruption or challenging behaviour. However, in this new book, Marie Gentles draws on decades of expertise supporting families to give you the toolkit you need to be the best parent you can be - and the best bit? The change starts with you. Just as when you're on a plane and are advised to get your own oxygen mask on in an emergency before helping your child, the same applies when it comes to behaviour. So first in Marie's toolbox is the need to take time for yourself: give yourself headspace, allow yourself time to adopt a healthy mindset and be the change you want to see. From establishing positive relationships that bring out the best in your child, to applying the tools you learn as a framework for your wider relationships, whether it be with friends, colleagues, your boss or even your inner child, this book will help you put Marie's FIVE CS into practise when faced with any challenging moment: Communication: behaviouris communicating a need for emotional connection.Calm: this moment is a teaching and learningopportunity.Curious: what feeling is the other person seeking?Connect: how can I meet their emotional needs?Convey: what does my behaviour look like in this moment from the other person's perspective? You don't need to fit into a box with your parenting style, but using Marie's gentle guidance, you'll be equipped to raise a resilient child who in turn has the tools they need to deal with anything life throws at them - whether they are fifteen months or fifteen years, it's never too late to start.
The boldly original, dramatic intertwined story of Catherine de' Medici, Elisabeth de Valois and Mary, Queen of Scots - three queens exercising power in a world dominated by men.'Alluring, gripping, real: an astonishing insight into the lives of three queens' ALICE ROBERTS'Takes us into the hearts and minds of three extraordinary women' AMANDA FOREMAN'Conveys the vitality of the past as few books do. An enviable tour de force' SUZANNAH LIPSCOMBSixteenth-century Europe: Renaissance masters paint the ceilings of Florentine churches, kings battle for control of the Continent, and the Reformation forever changes the religious organisation of society. Amidst it all, three young women come of age and into power in an era of empires and revolutions. Catherine de' Medici's story begins in a convent stormed by soldiers intent on seizing the key to power in Florence - Catherine herself, a girl barely 11 years old. It ends with her as the controversial queen mother of France, a woman both revered and reviled. Mary, Queen of Scots' story begins in Scotland and ends in England. A queen turned traitor, from the confines of her English prison she longs for the idyll of her childhood in France.Elisabeth de Valois' story begins in France, where she is born the beloved daughter of a king. It ends tragically in Spain as a cherished queen consort and mother - one who must make the ultimate sacrifice for her kingdom. Catherine, Mary and Elisabeth lived at the French court together for many years before scattering to different kingdoms. These years bound them to one another through blood and marriage, alliance and friendship, love and filial piety; bonds that were tested when the women were forced to part and take on new roles. To rule, they would learn, was to wage a constant war against the deeply entrenched misogyny of their time. A crown could exalt a young woman. Equally, it could destroy her. Drawing on new archival research, Young Queens masterfully weaves the personal stories of these three queens into one, revealing their hopes, dreams, desires and regrets in a time when even the most powerful women lived at the mercy of the state.
In showing how the great philosophers of human history lived and thought - and what they thought about - Peter Cave provides an accessible and enjoyable introduction to thinking philosophically and how it can change our everyday lives. With a lightness of touch, he addresses questions such as: Is there anything 'out there' that gives meaning to our lives? Does reality tell us how we ought to live? What indeed is reality and what is appearance - and how can we tell the difference?This book paints vivid portraits of an assortment of inspiring thinkers: from Lao Tzu to Avicenna to Iris Murdoch; from Hannah Arendt to Socrates and Plato to Karl Marx; from Kierkegaard and Nietzsche to Sartre to Samuel Beckett - and let us not forget Lewis Carroll for some thought-provoking fantasies and Ludwig Wittgenstein for the anguishes of a genius. As well as displaying optimists and pessimists, believers and non-believers, the book displays relevance to current affairs, from free speech to abortion to the treatment of animals to our leaders' moral character.In each brief chapter, Cave brings to life these often prescient, always compelling philosophical thinkers, showing how their ways of approaching the world grew out of their own lives and times and how we may make valuable use of their insights today. Now, more than ever, we need to understand how to live, and how to understand the world around us. This is the perfect guide.
'An immensely impressive debut from a major literary talent' JOSEPH O'CONNOR, author of Shadowplay'Lush, lyrical and cleverly-constructed. A beautiful book.' Louise Kennedy, author of Trespasses The disquieting story of an unidentified man as told by those who crossed paths with him on the last day of his life, Sheila Armstrong's debut novel is haunting, lyrical and darkly suspensefulOn an isolated beach set against a lonely, windswept coastline, a pale figure sits serenely against a sand dune staring out to sea. His hands are folded neatly in his lap, his ankles are crossed and there is a faint smile on his otherwise lifeless face.Months later, after a fruitless investigation, the nameless stranger is buried in an unmarked grave. But the mystery of his life and death lingers on, drawing the nearby villagers into its wake. From strandings to shipwrecks, it is not the first time that strangeness has washed up on their shores.Told through a chorus of voices, Falling Animals follows the crosshatching threads of lives both true and imagined, real and surreal, past and present. Slowly, over great time and distance, the story of one man, alone on a beach, begins to unravel. Elegiac and atmospheric, dark and disquieting, Sheila Armstrong's debut novel marks her arrival as one of the most uniquely gifted writers at work in literary fiction today. Reader Reviews 'Beautifully written and gently catches the reader with its meditative prose and deep humanity''Such a beautiful book''Gorgeous wild setting and achingly recognisable characters'
The joyfully freewheeling, funny and profound new novel from 'one of the most inventive, adventurous and accomplished fiction writers in the US today' (Lionel Shriver)Welcome to America. On the east coast, homes are being swallowed by the ocean; on the west coast, California is engulfed with wildfire. But for one family, the impending environmental disaster is the least of their worries. Party girl Cat just impulse-purchased a snake; her pious brother Cooper is wrestling with a tic bite; and their mom Ottilie has resorted to cooking with crickets. Everyone is drinking too much - and the bugs seems to be disappearing. It seems as if it's anything but blue skies ahead...A delightfully dark comedy of manners about family life at the end of the world, Blue Skies is a masterful new adventure from one of the America's great comic writers._______________'Always enjoyable, virtually incapable of dullness or slack sentences . His stories reveal truths about modern life while still feeling beautifully invented' - NEW YORK TIMES'A virtuoso craftsman' - ANNIE PROULX'Boyle is a writer who chooses a large canvas and fills it to the edges' - BARBARA KINGSOLVER
An exciting new adventure series for young readers from Carnegie Medal winner Katya Balen, author of October, October and The Light in EverythingClem and her friends Ash and Zara are members of the Thames and Tide Club! Every weekend they go mudlarking by the river, searching for treasures that have washed up on the shore. Clem has found old things, new things and a whole heap of rubbish. But one day, she finds something really special. Something magical that belongs in the river and must be returned to its rightful owner . or else.Before they know it, the Thames and Tide Club are on the weirdest, wildest, underwater-iest adventure they could possibly have imagined on a mission to save Underwater London!
'One of the 20th century's greatest thinkers and prose stylists' New York Times'A novel of the disquieting contours of family, and of the mind, and of life unceasing even in the midst of death by one of the most important, visionary writers of all time' Amina Cain, author of Indelicacy WITH A FOREWORD BY KATE ZAMBRENOThere's nothing to do about boredom, I'm bored, but one day I won't be bored anymore. Soon I'll know that it's not even worth the trouble. We'll have the easy life.Twenty-five-year-old Francine Veyrenattes, confined to the family farm, already feels that life is passing her by. But after Francine lets slip a terrible secret, culminating in the violent deaths of her brother and uncle, her world is shattered. Fleeing the farm for the seaside, Francine finds herself disintegrating. Lying in the sun with her toes in the sand, she restlessly wishes for things to be somehow easier, to have a life worth living. But then the calm and quiet is broken yet again - by another tragedy and a senseless death, in which Francine finds herself implicated. Cast out of paradise, and stranded between her home and the rest of the world, she must confront her rapidly dissolving sense of self if she is to find a way to survive.'It's a masterpiece, and a little known, if not unknown, masterpiece . Any serious reader of this author's work must begin with this novel' YVES BERGER
SHORTLISTED FOR THE YOTO CARNEGIE MEDAL_______________'A beautiful and profound retelling' - Madeline Miller, author of The Song of Achilles and Circe'Gives the serpent-headed monster of myth a powerful and haunting humanity' - Jennifer Saint, author of Ariadne and Elektra _______________If I told you that I'd killed a man with a glance, would you wait to hear the rest? The why, the how, what happened next?Monster. Man-hater. Murderess. Forget everything you've been told about Medusa.Internationally bestselling author Jessie Burton flips the script in this astonishing retelling of Greek myth, illuminating the woman behind the legend at last.Exiled to a far-flung island after being abused by powerful Gods, Medusa has little company other than the snakes that adorn her head instead of hair. Haunted by the memories of a life before everything was stolen from her, she has no choice but to make peace with her present: Medusa the Monster. But when the charmed and beautiful Perseus arrives on the island, her lonely existence is blown apart, unleashing desire, love... and betrayal. Adapted from the hardback illustrated by Olivia Lomenech-Gill, this paperback edition is perfect for readers who loved Circe and Ariadne, as Medusa comes alive in a new version of the story that history set in stone long ago. _________________'. a must-read for women of all ages' - Red magazine'Utterly transporting' - Guardian Books of the Year'. an impressive addition to the shelves of feminist retellings, balancing rage with beautiful storytelling' - Irish Times
THE POWERFUL AND MOVING NEW NOVEL FROM LITERARY LEGEND ISABEL ALLENDEPRAISE FOR THE AUTHOR'A grand storyteller' - KHALED HOSSEINI'A new novel by Isabel Allende is always a treat' - DAILY MAIL'What a joy it must be to come upon Allende for the first time' - COLUM MCCANNNo, we're not lost.The wind knows my name.And yours too.Vienna, 1938. Samuel Adler is five years old when his father disappears during Kristallnacht - the night their family loses everything. As her child's safety seems ever harder to guarantee, Samuel's mother secures a spot for him on the last Kindertransport train out of Nazi-occupied Austria to England. He boards alone, carrying nothing but a change of clothes and his violin. Arizona, 2019. Eight decades later, Anita Diaz and her mother board another train, fleeing looming danger in El Salvador and seeking refuge in the United States. But their arrival coincides with the new family separation policy, and seven-year-old Anita finds herself alone at a camp in Nogales. She escapes her tenuous reality through her trips to Azabahar, a magical world of the imagination. Meanwhile, Selena Duran, a young social worker, enlists the help of a successful lawyer in hopes of tracking down Anita's mother. Intertwining past and present, The Wind Knows My Name tells the tale of these two unforgettable characters, both in search of family and home. It is both a testament to the sacrifices that parents make, and a love letter to the children who survive the most unfathomable dangers - and never stop dreaming.
'SUPERB' TELEGRAPH'YOU EITHER GOT IT OR YOU DON'T ... WATT ABSOLUTELY HAS' THE TIMES THRILLER OF THE MONTH'THE FINAL CHASE SCENE ... IS ONE OF THE BEST I'VE READ' OBSERVER THRILLER OF THE MONTH_______________Only a journalist goes where even the police fear to tread...Casey Benedict is the globe-trotting star reporter at London paper The Post, is tenacious, fearless, inventive - and still in recovery after her last major story jeopardised her life, and all of those close to her.Invited to spend the day at the races, she sees a man being hunted across the racecourse. A horrified Casey intervenes to save his life - and in doing so finds herself face to face with her next major investigation. From London to Budapest, from snowy mountain retreats to glitzy Mediterranean coastal resorts, Casey is on a desperate hunt to find the person behind the shadowy organisations responsible and expose them to the public before anyone else's lives are lost._______________READERS CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF THE END OF THE GAME:'Her best yet' 'Really has it all, outstanding characters and great suspense' 'Fascinating and exciting'
Longlisted for the 2023 Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award'I loved every single page!' GILLIAN MCALLISTER, author of WRONG PLACE, WRONG TIME 'A thoroughly compulsive ticking-clock thriller' TM LOGAN, author of THE MOTHER I didn't kill her. Trust me. When Amy Blahn died on a London rooftop, Layla Mahoney was there. Layla was holding her. But all she can say when she's arrested is that 'It was Michael. Find Michael and you'll find out everything you need to know.'The problem is, the police can't find him - they aren't even sure he exists.Layla knows she only has forty-eight hours to convince the police that bringing in the man she knows only as 'Michael' will clear her name and reveal a dangerous game affecting not just Amy and Layla, but her husband Russell and countless others.But as the detectives begin to uncover the whole truth about what happened to Amy, Layla will soon have to decide: how much of that truth can she really risk being exposed?'A relentless, absorbing thriller' JANICE HALLETT'The very definition of a compulsive page-turner' CHRIS WHITAKER
The outstanding new thriller from the author of international bestseller and Waterstones Thriller of the Month pick, Greenwich Park Ex journalist Tash has been searching for a story to launch her freelance career. But she has also been searching for something else. New friends to help her navigate motherhood.She sees them at her son's new playgroup. The other mothers. The sleek, the sophisticated, the successful mothers . The women she wants to be. And then one day they welcome her into their circle and Tash discovers the kind of life she has always dreamt of; their elegant London townhouses a far cry from her cramped basement flat and endless bills. These families seem to have everything. But they also have their secrets. And it's soon clear that not everyone at the playgroup can be trusted.
'I wanted more' DAVID GILMANOne lie put the nation at risk. Another might save it.Harry Bristow: policeman, father, chauffeur, fraud.In 1988 Harry made one mistake: he took a bribe, letting a man he knew as Igor into Britain - and he's regretted it ever since. So when he recognises Igor many years later as his newly-elected MP, he knows he has to come clean. But the MP recognises him too - and Harry fears what he might do next.Peter Robinson, MP: salesman, politician, bachelor, spy.It was easy to get into Britain in 1988 as an illegal, working deep undercover, but the break-up of the Soviet Union cut Robinson off from his homeland. He's inching closer to Britain's levers of power - but now the one man who knows his secret has reappeared. With no way to contact Moscow, he must act fast to preserve his position and reap its rewards - at any cost.Manon Tyler, CIA analyst, has just boarded a plane to London - with a report on Russian illegals to read.'Intriguing and very cleverly-plotted' ALEX GERLIS'Races along at breakneck speed. Packed with insider information, this is not one to miss' M. W. CRAVENPRAISE FOR STELLA RIMINGTON:'Damn good' Daily Telegraph'A must-read for fans of contemporary spy fiction' Publishers Weekly'This is something rare: the spy novel that prizes authenticity over fabrication, that is true to the character and spirit of intelligence work' Mail on Sunday
'Niki Segnit is definitely the reigning champion of matching ingredients' - YOTAM OTTOLENGHI'Will inspire a new generation of home cooks, chefs and writers alike' - RUKMINI IYER_______________The hugely anticipated follow-up to Niki Segnit's landmark global bestseller The Flavour ThesaurusIn More Flavours, Niki Segnit applies her ground-breaking approach to explore 92 mostly plant-based flavours, from Kale to Cashew, Pomegranate to Pistachio. There are over 800 witty and erudite entries combining recipes, tasting notes and stories to bring each ingredient to life.Together with Niki Segnit's first book, The Flavour Thesaurus, this is a modern classic of food writing and as much a bedside read as an indispensable kitchen resource._______________'This gorgeous, erudite, learned book puts you in a state of permanent hunger' - ZOE WILLIAMS'A must-have for food writers and chefs everywhere' - GEORGINA HAYDEN
'A profound novel about friendship. I loved it to pieces' MADELINE MILLER** SHORTLISTED FOR THE INDIE BOOK AWARDS 2023 ** CHOSEN AS A BOOK TO LOOK OUT FOR BY THE GUARDIAN, BBC, OBSERVER, DAILY MAIL, IRISH TIMES AND FINANCIAL TIMES **Maryam and Zahra.In 1988 Karachi, two fourteen-year-old girls are a decade into their friendship, sharing in-jokes, secrets and a love for George Michael. As Pakistan's dictatorship falls and a woman comes to power, the world suddenly seems full of possibilities. Elated by the change in the air, they make a snap decision at a party. That night, everything goes wrong, and the two girls are powerless to change the outcome.Zahra and Maryam.In present-day London, two influential women remain bound together by loyalties, disloyalties, and the memory of that night, which echoes through the present in unexpected ways. Now both have power; and both have very different ideas of how to wield it. Their friendship has always felt unbreakable; can it be undone by one decision?'An epic story that explores the ties of childhood friendship, the possibility of escape, the way the political world intrudes into the personal, all through the lens of two sharply drawn protagonists' Observer
The ultimate guide to truly knockout plant-based cooking with recipes, tips and techniques from @schoolnightveganImagine a world with limitless vegan options; a place where anything and everything can be made vegan. Mac 'n cheese? Proper English fry up? Decadent ice cream sundae? Imagine no more - you can find them all here!Anything You Can Cook, I Can Cook Vegan is a guide to truly creative plant-based cooking with zero sacrifices. With over 100 innovative recipes, along with tips, techniques and ingredient guides, this book will teach you how to feel more confident than ever in a plant-based kitchen. With cleverly marked difficulty levels, recipes range from quick, school-night classics to fun weekend baking projects. You'll learn to make delicious meat alternatives and proper, grateable vegan cheeses, and find out just how versatile tofu can be. Incredible veganised recipes include: - Vegan Fried Eggs- Mushroom Brisket Sandwiches- Tempeh Nuggies- Beefless Bourguignon- Chocolate Pretzel Pie Richard Makin packs each recipe with genius vegan "hacks" to help everyone from novice cooks to plant-based pros. This book shows just how exciting vegan cooking can be, and you'll soon wonder how you ever coped without it.
'The perfect summer read: mischievous and delicious. I devoured it in one go.' Miranda Cowley Heller, author of The Paper PalaceChosen by The Irish Times and Tatler as a fiction highlight for 2023WHEN THE STAKES ARE HIGH, HOW LOW WILL YOU GO?Ayesha Scott has a perfect life. Home is an art-filled Cornish castle with her stratospherically wealthy, titled husband and their beloved daughter. But behind every realised dream lurks an unexploded nightmare and in the course of one day Ayesha discovers that she will be penniless, homeless and powerless unless she can outwit the international mafia, infiltrate the world of high finance and make backstreet deals with the shadiest members of the art world.Hurt and betrayed, she's determined to fight for herself and her daughter - but can she do it without enlisting the help of her beloved, deeply eccentric but estranged family?Sharp escapist fiction, High Time is a novel about high stakes and high jinx set in the world of high art and high finance.'Convulsively comic (and) sharply satiric' Publishers Weekly
The poems at the centre of A Method, A Path explore the turbulent transmission of historical and mythic voices that 'reach across' time and place, and a fierce rejection of the nationalist ideologies that have sought to 'island' them. Here, translation is a lived and open-ended negotiation, invested in the potential for magic utterance and ritual action in spite of language's violence: 'words / tear their wing bones / and grow new heads / in the wound ('On Eglond'). Each poem or sequence gathers around a different instance of dialogue or communication with others: with other voices and languages, with other authors and found texts, with other species. They also mark a record of Evans' interdisciplinary collaboration with other artists and performers through his work both as writer and sound artist. The physical and textual landscapes of the book move from the flooded and wooded terrains of Somerset and East Anglia, to the burnt hills of Andalusía in the company of Federíco García Lorca, the poems always inhabiting a place between Evans' own words and external voices - whether via translation, haunting, or invocation. In this 'tirelessly inventive, substantial collection of vivid lyrical work' (Denise Riley, Eric Gregory Awards), the truant strangeness of the more-than-human world is made present in its ability to warp and transform the poet's voice, where 'even the ground under your feet is a fluid, malleable surface' (Kayo Chingonyi).
Longlisted for the 2023 PEN/Jean Stein Book AwardLonglisted for the 2022 Brooklyn Public Library Book PrizeA New Yorker Essential Read of 2022A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2022An NPR Best Book of 2022A Literary Hub Best Reviewed Poetry Collection of 2022_______________'Witty and incisive. [Sharif] masterfully traverses the landscape of exile and all its complicated grief' New York Times_______________The devastating second collection by Solmaz Sharif, author of Look, a National Book Award finalistWith Customs, Solmaz Sharif offers a series of poetic refusals, weighing nuanced questions about what it means to belong to a place. In the face of hard borders these poems seek a reckoning with the structures, in society, in language itself, by which these limits act on us.Sharif examines what it means to exist in the nowhere of the arrivals terminal; to navigate a continual series of checkpoints, officers, searches, and questionings that can become a relentless challenge; a mutating shibboleth. Through the poet's adept balancing of tonal and formal elements, these poems interrogate the 'customs' of the nation-state, of the English language, of the paces these systems put us through. But this work is not enjoined to a hopeless quest. Instead, the propulsive force that informs each line, each white space, and punctuation mark, is a powerfully galvanizing and healing force.Customs reminds us of the generative possibilities of restlessness, of seeking in each poem to refresh what it is a poem can be and do.
'Intoxicating - dark, heady, lyrical' Daily TelegraphIn a world devastated by antimicrobial resistance, two survivors are thrown into crisis when a woman washes ashore on the remote island where they liveYears after complete antibiotic resistance has resulted in the loss of most human life on earth, Kit and Crevan eke out an existence on a remote island. Under a collapsing castle, they spend their days in an underground bunker packed with emergency stores, venturing out only at night. They are safe. One evening a woman washes ashore, nearly drowned. Crevan wants to keep her alive, but Kit isn't so sure. The new arrival will implode Kit and Crevan's world with dire and fatal consequences, churning up the waters of the past and unearthing secrets they have kept from each other and from themselves. Who is really in control - and what are they both capable of doing to protect their haven? Gripping, treacherous and visceral, Whether Violent or Natural is an unforgettably dark and strikingly original work by a major new talent.'Sly, sharp, and utterly captivating' Rory Power, New York Times-bestselling author of Wilder Girls'Hits you like a shot of the very good stuff ... Dark-hearted, complex, and accomplished' C. A. Fletcher, author of A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World
What is a meaningful life? What does it mean to flourish? Antonia Case, the co-founder of New Philosopher and Womankind magazines, quits her corporate job in the city and, with her partner, travels across the world in search of meaning. In a quest to find answers, she turns off the soundtrack of the media, rids herself of technology, and with little more than books as carry-on luggage, she journeys from Buenos Aires to Paris, from Barcelona to Byron Bay, seeking guidance from ancient philosophers and modern-day psychologists on what is a good life, and what is a life worth living. Along the way she discovers why winning the lottery doesn't make you happy, why making is better than having, and how love and belonging are vital to our sense of selves.Packed with insight into life's big questions, Flourish will take you on a riveting journey in search of what matters most.
A fascinating look at extraterrestrial volcanoes in our Solar System.The volcano - among the most familiar and perhaps the most terrifying of all geological phenomena. However, Earth isn't the only planet to harbour volcanoes. In fact, the Solar System, and probably the entire Universe, is littered with them. Our own Moon, which is now a dormant piece of rock, had lava flowing across its surface billions of years ago, while Mars can be credited with the largest volcano in the Solar System, Olympus Mons, which stands 25km high. While Mars's volcanoes are long dead, volcanic activity continues in almost every other corner of the Solar System, in the most unexpected of locations. We tend to think of Earth volcanoes as erupting hot, molten lava and emitting huge, billowing clouds of incandescent ash. However, it isn't necessarily the same across the rest of the Solar System. For a start, some volcanoes aren't even particularly hot. Those on Pluto, for example, erupt an icy slush of substances such as water, methane, nitrogen or ammonia, that freeze to form ice mountains as hard as rock. While others, like the volcanoes on one of Jupiter's moons, Io, erupt the hottest lavas in the Solar System onto a surface covered in a frosty coating of sulphur.Whether they are formed of fire or ice, volcanoes are of huge importance for scientists trying to picture the inner workings of a planet or moon. Volcanoes dredge up materials from the otherwise inaccessible depths and helpfully deliver them to the surface. The way in which they erupt, and the products they generate, can even help scientists ponder bigger questions on the possibility of life elsewhere in the Solar System.Fire and Ice is an exploration of the Solar System's volcanoes, from the highest peaks of Mars to the intensely inhospitable surface of Venus and the red-hot summits of Io, to the coldest, seemingly dormant icy carapaces of Enceladus and Europa, an unusual look at how these cosmic features are made, and whether such active planetary systems might host life.
An awe-inspiring history of the five most legendary "classic" races in world cycling.The Tour de France may provide the most obvious fame and glory, but it is cycling's one-day tests that the professional riders really prize. Toughest, longest and dirtiest of all are the so-called 'Monuments', the five legendary races that are the sport's equivalent of golf's majors or the grand slams in tennis. Milan-Sanremo, the Tour of Flanders, Paris-Roubaix, Liège-Bastogne-Liège and the Tour of Lombardy date back more than a century, and each of them is an anomaly in modern-day sport, the cycling equivalent of the Monaco Grand Prix. Time has changed them to a degree, but they remain as brutally testing as they ever have been. They provide the sport's outstanding one-day performers with a chance to measure themselves against each other and their predecessors in the most challenging tests in world cycling. From the bone-shattering bowler-hat cobbles of the Paris-Roubaix to the insanely steep hellingen in the Tour of Flanders, each race is as unique as the riders who push themselves through extreme exhaustion to win them and enter their epic history. Over the course of a century, only Rik Van Looy, Eddy Merckx and Roger De Vlaeminck have won all five races. Yet victory in a single edition of a Monument guarantees a rider lasting fame. For some, that one victory has even more cachet than success in a grand tour. Each of the Monuments has a fascinating history, featuring tales of the finest and largest characters in the sport. In this updated edition of The Monuments Peter Cossins tells the tumultuous history of these extraordinary races and the riders they have immortalised.
'Reels you in and doesn't let you go. Full of lies and secrets, The Cove is a gripping thriller and a must-read' Heidi Perks 'Brilliant escapism. Perfect for fans of The White Lotus, it had me gripped' Harriet Tyce_______________IT'S THE PERFECT ESCAPE... UNTIL THERE IS NO ESCAPEWelcome to Turtle Cove.A luxury resort surrounded by pristine sea and the dense beauty of the jungle, it is the perfect escape from the stresses of life and work. For couples Lou and Adam, Eliza and Noah, a few days spent relaxing on the beach, while their kids are happily distracted, is exactly what they need.But appearances can be deceiving.There's a strange tension brewing at the resort, with relations between the hotel and the locals threatening to spill over into violence. This is nothing though compared to the strained atmosphere between the two families. They haven't been friends for long and they are starting to realise they don't really know each other at all.Except for one of them. One of them knows another very well. And they have a score to settle.
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LONGLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2022 - THE YOUNGEST EVER BOOKER NOMINEETHE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER_______________'Mottley attempts to do for Oakland something of what The Wire did for Baltimore' THE TIMES'A soul-searching portrait of survival and hope' OPRAH WINFREY_______________We'll laugh because we can, until the sun disintegrates and nighttime threatens to set us free just to capture us again, back into the things we can't escape.Kiara does not know what it is to live as a normal seventeen-year-old. With her mother in a halfway house, she fends for herself - and for nine-year-old Trevor, whose own mother disappears for days at a time. But as the pressures of rent to pay and mouths to feed increase, Kiara finds herself walking the streets after dark, determined to survive in a world that refuses to protect her.Nightcrawling is an unforgettable novel about young people navigating the darkest corners of an adult world, told with a humanity that is at once agonising and utterly mesmerising._______________'UNFORGETTABLE' GUARDIAN'A MAGNIFICENT DEBUT' RUTH OZEKI, winner of the Women's Prize for Fiction 2022_______________READERS CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF NIGHTCRAWLING'Nightcrawling is a lyrical masterpiece' *****'This book ripped my heart out' *****'Unputdownable . . . From the first page I was hooked' *****'This is a heart-achingly necessary book which will carve a hole in your soul and stay with you forever' ***** 'It is rare to read a first novel so perfectly crafted' *****'This is an absolute must-read. Five stars out of five' *****'Completely gripping . . . This is going to be a huge bestseller' *****