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A ground-breaking investigation into extreme misogyny.
A thrilling page-turner, perfect for fans of Riverdale,One of Us is Lying and A Good Girls Guide to Murder. Tell the truth. Or face the consequences. One year ago, there was a party. At the party, someone died.Five teens all played a part and up until now, no one has told the truth. But tonight, the five survivors arrive at an isolated mansion in the hills, expecting to compete in a contest with a $50,000 grand prize. But of course . . . some things are too good to be true. They realize they've been lured together by a revenge seeker who wants to unravel the truth about what actually happened that deadly night, one year ago. Five arrived, but not all can leave. Will the truth set them free?Or will their lies destroy them all? Praise for This Lie Will Kill You: The story . . .was dark and full of conflict and passion and so many twists. No one is who they seem and everything was captivating NetGalley user Definitely keeps you on your toes NetGalley user This book kept me hooked from the start NetGalley user
*** THE NUMBER ONE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ***The stunning debut novel from one of the most creative artists of our generation, Bobby Hall, a.k.a. Logic.';Bobby Hall has crafted a mind-bending first novel, with prose that is just as fierce and moving as his lyrics.Supermarketis likeNaked LunchmeetsOne Flew Over the Cuckoos Nestif they met atFight Club.'Ernest Cline, #1New York Times bestselling author ofReady Player One Flynn is stuckdepressed, recently dumped, and living at his mom's house. The supermarket was supposed to change all that. An ordinary job and a steady check. Work isn't work when it's saving you from yourself. But things aren't quite as they seem in these aisles. Arriving to work one day to a crime scene, Flynn's world collapses as the secrets of his tortured mind are revealed. And Flynn doesn't want to go looking for answers at the supermarket. Because something there seems to be looking for him. A darkly funny psychological thriller,Supermarketis a gripping exploration into madness and creativity. Who knew you could find sex, drugs, and murder all in aisle nine?
This story literally has what it takes: the anecdotes, the insights and, most of all,the values to guide the next generation of entrepreneurs. Mark Carney The real story of what it takes from a man who could turn dreams into realities.Ray Dalio Candid, funnyand real, Steve offers wisdom and the gift ofmuch-needed common sensechapter by chapter and experience by experience.A great read! John KerryFrom Blackstone chairman, CEO and co-founder Stephen A. Schwarzman, a long-awaited book that uses impactful episodes from Schwarzmans life to show readers how to build, transform and lead thriving organisations. Whether you are a student, entrepreneur, philanthropist, executive or simply someone looking for ways to maximise your potential, the same lessons apply. People know who Stephen Schwarzman is he's the man who took $400,000 and co-founded Blackstone, the investment firm that manages over $500 billion (as of January 2019). He's the CEO whose views are sought by heads of state. He's the billionaire philanthropist who founded Schwarzman Scholars, this century's version of the Rhodes Scholarship, in China. But behind these achievements is a man who has spent his life learning and reflecting on what it takes to achieve excellence, make an impact, and live a life of consequence. Folding handkerchiefs in his father's linen shop, Schwarzman dreamed of a larger life, filled with purpose and adventure. After starting his career in finance at a financial firm called DLJ, Schwarzman began working at Lehman Brothers where he ascended to run the mergers and acquisitions practice. He eventually partnered with his mentor and friend Pete Peterson to found Blackstone, where Schwarzman's simple mantra don't lose money has helped Blackstone become a leading private equity and real estate investor, and manager of alternative assets for institutional investors globally. Schwarzman is also an active philanthropist, having given away more than a billion dollars. His gifts have ranged from creating a new College of Computing at MIT for the study of artificial intelligence, to establishing a first-of-its-kind student and performing arts centre at Yale, to founding the Schwarzman Scholars fellowship programme at Tsinghua University in Beijing the single largest philanthropic effort in China's history from international donors. From deal-making to investing, leadership to entrepreneurship, philanthropy to diplomacy, Schwarzman has lessons for how to think about ambition and scale, risk and opportunities, and how to achieve success through the relentless pursuit of excellence.
To read this magnificent biography of Leonardo da Vinci is to take a tour through the life and works of one of the most extraordinary human beings of all time in the company of the most engaging, informed, and insightful guide imaginable. Walter Isaacson is at once a true scholar and a spellbinding writer. And what a wealth of lessonsthereare to be learned in these pages. David McCullough Based on thousands of pages from Leonardo's astonishing notebooks and new discoveries about his life and work, Walter Isaacson weaves a narrative that connects his art to his science. He shows how Leonardo's genius was based on skills we can improve in ourselves, such as passionate curiosity, careful observation, and an imagination so playful that it flirted with fantasy. He produced the two most famous paintings in history, The Last Supper and the Mona Lisa. But in his own mind, he was just as much a man of science and technology. With a passion that sometimes became obsessive, he pursued innovative studies of anatomy, fossils, birds, the heart, flying machines, botany, geology, and weaponry. His ability to stand at the crossroads of the humanities and the sciences, made iconic by his drawing of Vitruvian Man, made him history's most creative genius. His creativity, like that of other great innovators, came from having wide-ranging passions. He peeled flesh off the faces of cadavers, drew the muscles that move the lips, and then painted history's most memorable smile. He explored the math of optics, showed how light rays strike the cornea, and produced illusions of changing perspectives in The Last Supper. Isaacson also describes how Leonardo's lifelong enthusiasm for staging theatrical productions informed his paintings and inventions. Leonardo's delight at combining diverse passions remains the ultimate recipe for creativity. So, too, does his ease at being a bit of a misfit: illegitimate, gay, vegetarian, left-handed, easily distracted, and at times heretical. His life should remind us of the importance of instilling, both in ourselves and our children, not just received knowledge but a willingness to question itto be imaginative and, like talented misfits and rebels in any era, to think different.
Escape the cold winter nights withSunday Times Top Five bestsellerHeidi Swains Summer at Skylark Farm! Amber is a city girl at heart. So when her boyfriend Jakesuggests they move to the countryside to help out at his family farm, she doesnt quite know how to react. But work has been hectic and she needs a break so she decides to grasp the opportunity and make the best of it. Dreaming of organic orchards, paddling in streams and frolicking in fields, Amber packs up her things and moves to Skylark Farm. But life is not quite how she imagined - its cold and dirty and the farm buildings are dilapidated and crumbling. But Amber is determined to make the best of it and throws herself into farm life. But can she really fit in here? And can she and Jake stay together when they are so different?A story of love in the countryside from the Sunday Timesbestsellingauthor of the The Cherry Tree Cafeand Sleigh Rides and Silver Bells at the Christmas Fair. ~*~ What your favourite authors are saying about Heidi Swain ~*~ A delightful, charming read - perfect for summer! Milly Johnson, author ofThe Queen of Wishful Thinking A real cracker of a readPenny Parkes, author ofPractice Makes Perfect Fans of Carole Matthews will enjoy this heartfelt novel Katie Oliver Sprinkled with Christmas sparkleTrisha Ashley, author ofThe Little Teashop of Lost and Found A heart-warming sweet treat of a readMandy Baggot, author ofThose Summer Nights
A SPELLBINDING STORY, STEEPED IN MAGIC. I ADORED IT - Abi Elphinstone, author of Sky SongThree sisters trapped by an ancient curse. Three magical objects with the power to change their fate. Will they be enough to break the curse? Or will they lead the sisters even deeper into danger? ...The enchanting new story from Michelle Harrison, author of the bestselling THIRTEEN TREASURES trilogy Praise for A PINCH OF MAGIC: BRILLIANT Emma Carroll, author of Letters From The Lighthouse This delightful tale fizzes with magic and races along at a fantastic pace. This book completely charmed my socks off!Alex Bell, author ofThe Polar BearExplorers Club Simply phenomenal! A breathtaking quest for survival and freedom, bursting with brave heroines, enchanted objects and deadly dangers. And at its heart is a powerful and beautiful message of sisterly love and loyalty overcoming jealousy and betrayalSophie Anderson, author ofThe House With Chicken Legs What a glorious book this is! I was utterly captivated by the Widdershins sistersLisa Thompson, author of The Goldfish Boy Take three sisters, add the cruelest of curses and a pinch of magic, and you'll have a tantalising tale you cannot put down Tamsyn Murray, author ofCompletely Cassidy ';Gutsy and rude, full of warts-and-all family love, Harrison's latest has the wry enchantment of an E Nesbit classic'Guardian ';A fabulous magical adventure' Sunday Express ';Fantasy and adventure appear on every page of this spellbinding tale'The Daily Mail
Negotiation is a key skill for your job, your closest relationships, and even your everyday life, but often people shy away from it,feeling like they're marching into battle or that they're settling for less. Enter Alexandra Carter, ClinicalProfessor of Law and Director of the Mediation Program at Columbia University, NYC, who has taught students, business professionals and even the UnitedNations for more than a decade on this very topic. In Ask for More: Ten Questions to Improve Your Negotiations, YourRelationships and Your Life, Carter brings her breadth of knowledge to help anyone, regardless of their situation, ask for - andget - more. Rather than adhering to the popular narrative that only the loudest and most assertive among us get what they want, Carterinvites readers to rethink negotiation entirely. Through asking open-ended questions rather than panicked ones, you'll be betterable to steer a conversation, a negotiation, and ultimately a relationship for long-term success. She teaches a simple, yetpowerful, ten-question framework for successful negotiation. The first five questions are the ones you first need to ask yourself(called mirror questions) and the last five are the ones you ask who you're negotiating with (called window questions). Theresponses to such questions as what's brought me here?, how do I feel? and what do I need? will pave the way for a productiveconversation based on values and needs. Carter's method helps readers go far beyond one ';yes' or handshake to create valuethat lasts a lifetime. Accessible, powerful, and inspiring, Ask for More gives readers the tools to bring clarity and perspective to any importantdiscussion.
AS READ ON BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK. The fascinating story of how we have gone out to eat, from the ancient Romans in Pompeii to the luxurious Michelin-starred restaurants of today. Tracing its earliest incarnations in the city of Pompeii, where Sitwell is stunned by the sophistication of the dining scene, this is a romp through history as we meet the characters and discover the events that shape the way we eat today. Sitwell, restaurant critic for the Daily Telegraph and famous for his acerbic criticisms on the hit BBC show MasterChef, tackles this enormous subject with his typical wit and precision. He spies influences from an ancient traveller of the Muslim world, revels in the unintended consequences for nascent fine dining of the French Revolution, reveals in full hideous glory the post-Second World War dining scene in the UK and fathoms the birth of sensitive gastronomy in the US counterculture of the 1960s. This is a story of the ingenuity of the human race as individuals endeavour to do that most fundamental of things: to feed people. It is a story of art, politics, revolution, desperate need and decadent pleasure. Sitwell, a familiar face in the UK and a figure known for the controversy he attracts, provides anyone who loves to dine out, or who loves history, or who simply loves a good read with an accessible and humorous history. The Restaurant is jam-packed with extraordinary facts; a book to read eagerly from start to finish or to spend glorious moments dipping in to. It may be William Sitwell's History of Eating Out, but it's also the definitive story of one of the cornerstones of our culture.
';A thrilling, original, evocative and eerie tale - I adored it!' Michelle Harrison, author of A Pinch of Magic ';A thrilling page-turner. Madame Pinchbeck is a gloriously Dickensian villain' Abi Elphinstone, author of Sky Song Ghosts, gadgets, likeable villains and unlikely heroes: The Vanishing Trick is a dark and dazzling adventure' Emma Carroll, author of Letters from the Lighthouse ';A completely enthralling tale, oozing with atmosphere and originality' Catherine Doyle, author of The Storm Keepers Island ';Jenni Spangler is the next big voice in children's magical history novels' Lucy Powrie, author of The Paper & Hearts SocietyDeliciously dark and atmospheric I couldn't get enough Nizrana Farook, author of The Girl Who Stole An Elephant A spectacular heart-stopping adventure in a dark and dangerous Victorian world Tamsin Winter, author of Jemima Small Versus the Universe An eventful gothic adventure full of secrets and surprises Sunday Times Book of The Week?Step into a world of secrets, folklore and illusions, where nothing is as it seems and magic is at play Madame Augustina Pinchbeck,travels the country conjuring the spirits of dearly departed loved ones... for a price. Whilst her ability to contact ghosts is a game of smoke and mirrors, there is real magic behind her tricks too - if you know where to look. Through a magical trade, she persuades children to part with precious objects, promising to use her powers to help them. But Pinchbeck is a deceiver, instead turning their items into enchanted Cabinets that bind the children to her and into which she can vanish and summon them at will. When Pinchbeck captures orphan Leander, events are set into motion that see him and his new friends Charlotte and Felix, in a race against time to break Pinchbeck's spell, before one of them vanishes forever#TheVanishingTrickA historical adventure with a magical twist from an outstanding debut talent. Perfect for fans of Michelle Harrison, Sophie Anderson and Emma Carroll.
A memoir from Skin, lead singer of rock band Skunk Anansie.
A fantastic debut from a HILARIOUS and brilliantly ORIGINAL NEW VOICE in women's fiction . . . ';I loved it. It's an absolute joy . . . I finished the book with a huge smile on my face' BETH O'LEARY, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Flatshare';A dazzling debut. Christina has a fresh, fun voice I laughed and cried in abundance!' HEIDI SWAIN, Sunday Times bestselling authorMy brother's getting married in a few weeks and asked for help picking a song for his first dance. I suggested Kiss's ';Love's a Slap in the Face'.It didn't go down well.When she was a teenager, Zo Frixos fell in love with Simon Baxter, her best friend and the boy next door. But his family moved to America before she could tell him how she felt and, like a scratched record, she's never quite moved on. Now, almost twenty years later, Simon is heading back to London, newly single and as charming as ever . . .But as obstacles continue to get in her way Simon's perfect ex-girlfriend,her brother's big(ish) fat(ish) Greek wedding, and an obnoxious publicist determined to ruinher career Zo begins to wonder whether, after all these years, she and Simon just aren't meant to be.What if, despite what all the songs and movies say, yourfirst love isnt always allits cracked up to be? What if, insteadZo and Simon areforever destined to shuffle around their feelings for each other, never quite getting the steps right . . .With a smart, relatable central character and razor-sharp wit,Love Songs for Scepticsis perfect for fans of Mhairi McFarlane, Lucy Vine and Lindsey Kelk.';Brilliantly written, Love Songs for Sceptics is warm, engaging and so funny. I am officially a huge fan and cant wait for more from Christina'LUCY VINEI absolutely lovedLove Songs for Sceptics.Hope infused into every page- JOYOUS MIRANDA DICKINSON ';Christina is a breath of fresh air, and her book throbs with fun and sentiment. A wry modern eye and a sparkling debut' JULIET ASHTON, author of The Sunday Lunch Club Engaging, relatable and brilliantly funny! JOANNA BOLOURI, author ofRelight My Fire ';An exciting new talent. Funny, sharp and real it'll make your heart sing'LAURA KEMP, author of The Year of Surprising Acts of KindnessI loved this book. Christina's debut is funny, relatable, and smart. And also made me hungry for Greek food! CATHERINE BENNETTO, author ofHow Not to Fall in Love Actually
An analysis of how corporations are cashing in on feminism and how white women have excludedwomen of colour.
From the bestselling author ofAnatomy of a Scandal a new thought-provoking novel exploring the complexity of motherhood and all that connects and disconnects us.
From internationally bestselling author Sandrone Dazieri comes the thrilling conclusion to the unrelentingly suspenseful(Booklist, starred review) Caselli and Torre trilogyin which two damaged but deductively brilliant detectives must sort out what is real and what is imagined.
FROM THE ACCLAIMED AUTHOR OFTHE LAST PEARLANDDANCING AT THE VICTORY CAFE, this is a beautiful novel about family secretsand redemption.How far will one woman journey to uncover a long-lost family secret? 1930s, London. Having grown up on a secluded Scottish estate with her aunt Phoebe, Caroline is shocked to discover that Phoebe is actually her mother and flees to Egypt in rebellion. Quickly finding herself in an unhappy marriage, Caroline has an affair with an old flame, but soon finds herself pregnant with his child. With her personal life in tatters and WWII approaching, she volunteers to smuggle valuable information into Europe for the British government. But when Caroline finally returns from war, her baby is gone. Will she be able to track him down? 2002, Australia. When Melissa discovers a postcard addressed to Desmond among her recently deceased fathers effects, she is determined to discover this persons identity and his relationship to her father. She embarks on a journey that will take her across oceans to discover more about her familys past . . . Praise for Leah Fleming: I enjoyed it enormously. Its a moving and compelling story about a lifetimes journey in search of the truth RACHEL HORE, bestselling author of LAST LETTER HOME A born storyteller KATE ATKINSON
ONE OF THE GENRES STANDOUT STARS - THERE IS SO MUCH HEART IN THIS BOOK! heatEscape to the beautiful town of Littlewood with this heart-warming read,perfect for fans of Cathy Bramley, Holly Hepburn and Jo Thomas. Welcome to Brew, a cafe where kindness is almost as important as coffee... almost!Abbie has fled London and the humiliation of not being able to make rent after being made redundant.Her sister, Louise,unlucky in love, has thrown herself into her career at the local hospital. And Eszter, who has travelled from Hungary with her daughterZoe, is hopingto fulfil her husbands dying wish:to reunite his family. This summer, three very different women are inspired by the random acts of kindness written up on the Kindness Board at Brew, and decide tomake a pact to be kinder to others and to themselves.Can a little bit of kindness really change your life? Eszter, Abbie and Louise are about to find out!**Summer at the Kindness Cafewas previouslypublished as a four-part serial titled Random Acts of Kindness. This is the complete story in one package.**Your favourite authors LOVE Summer at the Kindness Cafe: A heart-warming read -cosy and comforting. I loved it! HEIDI SWAIN';Utterly gorgeous, a totally heart-warming, beautiful story. I loved every single page!'HOLLY MARTINA really lovely story - heart-warmingand life affirmingJO THOMAS';Warmth and kindness on every page' SHEILA OFLANAGAN';I adored Summer at The Kindness Cafe - its such a cosy, heart-warming read' JENNIFER JOYCESummer at the Kindness Cafeticks all the feel-good boxes HOLLY HEPBURN, author of A Year at the Star and Sixpence';An entertaining and timely reminder that a random act of kindness can change not only someones day, but also someones life' PENNY PARKES,author of BestPractice';Such an uplifting, warm story, with characters I already feel like I know. I loved every minute of it!' CRESSIDA MCLAUGHLIN';Victoria Walters has such a wonderful, fresh voice and the charactersreally do leap off the page. The perfect pick-me-up, and a timely reminder of the importance of kindness in every part of life' PHOEBE MORGAN
An impossibly seductive love story, underpinned by a heart-breaking secret ROSIE WALSH';An emotional and uplifting book about secrets, family and identity. Such a joy! So rich and engaging, 5 stars'ADELE PARKSTHE PERFECT GIFT FOR MOTHERS DAYIn late 1983, a letter arrives, containing secrets so unthinkable that it is hidden away, apparently forever. More than three decades later, it is found . . . by the last person who was ever supposed to see it. When Allie opens an envelope in her grandmother's house, it changes everything she knows about her family - and herself. With the truth liable to hurt those she loves most, she hires a private detective to find out what happened to her late mother in the summer before Allie was born. Taking leave from her job as a research scientist, she is led far from home, accompanied by her best friend Ed. But the secrets that emerge go far beyond anything they were expecting. Now, Allie must find the courage to confront her family's tangled past and reshape her own future.From Richard & Judy Book club author Catherine Isaac comes the emotional and uplifting story of love, loss, friendship and a letter that changes everything.Praise for MESSY, WONDERFUL US ';If you want a book that'll keep you hooked, make you cry...this is the perfect read'Fabulous Magazine ';Uplifting, emotional and surprising' Hannah Beckerman ';I adored it a gorgeous sunny setting, exploring love, friendship and the twistiest of family entanglements' Jill Mansell A gorgeous location, a story full of twists and turns and tension and some heart-stopping romance what more do you want from a love story?Red Intriguing and pacy Libby Page Family secrets and hidden love the perfect combination for a mesmerising read Santa Montefiore ';A gorgeous book saturated with sunshine that will fill your heart with joy' Milly Johnson Secrets come to the surface in this tale of love and lossWoman ';Intricately crafted, beautifully written, an emotional roller-coasterIona Grey Such a good book. Tender and evocativeAndy Jones I fell head over heels in love with this book! A page-turning mystery, a wonderfully uplifting story about love in all its forms and characters so real, I still wonder what theyre doing Katy Regan I absolutely loved it, what a rich and engaging story Dani Atkins This novel is a delight Goop
Timely, vivid and enthralling it's unputdownable' Miranda Seymour, author ofThe Bugatti QueenOne of the greatest motor racing stories Nick Mason Dick Seaman was thearchetypal dashing motorsport hero of the 1930s, the first Englishman to win a race for Mercedes-Benz and the last Grand Prix driver to die at the wheel before theoutbreak of the Second World War. Award-winning author Richard Williamsreveals the remarkable but now forgotten story of a driver whose battles against theleading figuresof motor racings golden age inspired the post-war generation ofBritish champions. The son of wealthy parents, educated at Rugby and Cambridge, Seaman grew up in a privileged world of house parties, jazz and fast cars. But motor racing was no mere hobby: it became such an obsession that he dropped out of university to pursue his ambitions, squeezing money out of his parents to buy better cars. When he was offered a contractwiththe world-beating, state-sponsored Mercedes team in 1937, he signed up despite the growing political tensions between Britain and Germany. Ayear later, he celebrated victory in the German Grand Prix with the beautiful 18-year-old daughter of thefounder ofBMW. Their wedding that summer would force a split with his family, a costly rift that had not been closed six months later when he crashed in the rain while leading at Spa, dying withhis divided loyalties seemingly unresolved.He was just 26 years old.A Race with Love and Deathis a gripping tale of speed, romance and tragedy. Set in an era of rising tensions, where the urge to live each moment to the full never seemed more important, it is a richly evocative story that grips from first to last.
From New York Times bestselling authors Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed comes aheart-warming, hilariousstoryabout the power of love and resistance.Jamie Goldberg is cool with volunteering for his local state candidate - as long as he's behind the scenes.There's no way he'd ever knock on doors to ask people for their votesuntil he meets Maya.Maya Rehman's having the worst Ramadan ever. Her best friend is too busy to hang out, her summer trip is cancelled, her parents are separating and now hermother thinks the solution to her problems is political canvassing - with some awkward guy she hardly knows ...Going door to door isn't exactly glamorous, but maybe it's not the worst thing in the world. After all, the polls are getting closer - and so are Maya and Jamie. Mastering local activism is one thing. Navigating the cross-cultural crushof the century is another thing entirely.Praise for Yes No Maybe So: Heartwarming, poignant and very, very funny Waterstones
*** If you read The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul and enjoyed The Beekeeper of Aleppo, you will love The Stationery Shop of Tehran *** 1953, Tehran. In a small shop in a country on the brink of unrest, two people meet for the very first time. Roya loves nothing better than to while away the hours in the stationery shop run by Mr Fakhri. The store, stocked with fountain pens, shiny ink bottles, and thick wads of writing paper, also carries translations of literature from all over the world. Bahman, with his burning passion for justice, is like no one else she has ever met. But all around them, as their relationship blossoms, life in Tehran is changing. Suddenly, shockingly, violence erupts: a coup detat that forever changes their countrys future, as well as their own.Marjan Kamalis beautiful novel explores themes of love and loss, and delivers and unforgettable ending. ';An enchanting romance'MY WEEKLY ';Simultaneously briskly paced and deeply moving, this will appeal to fans of Khaled Hosseini and should find a wide audience'BOOKLIST ';Evocative, devastating, and hauntingly beautiful This book broke my heart again and again'Whitney Scharer, author of THE AGE OF LIGHT ';What a pleasure a novel that is all at once masterfully plotted, beautifully written, and populated by characters who are arresting, lovable and so real'Elinor Lipman, author of TURPENTINE LANE ';A beautiful and sensitive novel that I loved from the first page'Alyson Richman, international bestselling author of THE LOST WIFE ';A beautifully immersive tale brings to life a lost and complex world and the captivating characters who once called it home'Jasmin Darznik, New York Times bestselling author of THE GOOD DAUGHTER and SONG OF A CAPTIVE BIRD ';A sweeping romantic tale of thwarted love'KIRKUS REVIEWS ';The unfurling stories will stun readersFor those who enjoy getting caught up in romance while discovering unfamiliar history of another country'LIBRARY JOURNAL ';Grab your tissuesBOSTON MAGAZINE ';A tender story of enduring love.'MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE ';I! Am! Obsessed!With!This! Book!'COSMOPOLITAN.COM
*** Join the residents of Larkford for a festive fling as the snow falls, secrets are revealed and romance blossoms under the mistletoe! *** Full of humour, warmth and characters you care about - this is a festive read youre sure to loveWomans Weekly Larkford Surgery isthe heart of a tightknit community in the Cotswolds, as well asa hotbed of drama, rivalry, resentment and romance - and thats just the doctors Dr Holly Grahamis finding life with two sets of twins exhausting. Even with husbandDr Taffy Jonesand devoted friendElsieby her side, she is completely outnumbered. Making the transition back to work will be no easy feat but a regular slot on Radio Larkford as their on-air doctor might be the perfect stepping stone, until an unexpected job offerchanges everything. Dr Alice Walker'snew canine clinic at Larkford Surgerywith Coco,her assistance dog,has been a storming success. If only shipping her best friend,Dr Tilly Grainger, in from South America to cover for Holly had been such a smooth transition. It seems that Tilly isn't finding life in the peaceful Cotswolds valley as rewarding as she'd hoped, and she is causing chaos ... Curl up with the wonderful new novel from the bestselling author ofOut of Practiceand winner of the RNA Romantic Comedy Award 2017. Praise for Penny Parkes Hugely enjoyable' Catherine Isaac ';Larkford is still my happy place' Katie Fforde Delightfully warm Jo Thomas ';Has everything: warmth, humour, drama, laughter and a few tears' Milly Johnson ';A pure delight' Julie Cohen
Ice-cold drinks, summer sun and colourful characters welcome to the perfect village pub! Nestled in the quiet countryside sits the cosy village of Little Monkham, home of The Star and Sixpence, a renovated pub owned by sisters Sam and Nessie. As the locals welcome the new season, it appears that change is afoot in their tiny community, and not all of it for the better . . . Nessie is moving in with her boyfriend, leaving Sam alone in the pub. But with the arrival of new chef Gabriel causing a flutter among the women of the village, it seems that Sam might not be so lonely after all. Having just recently come out of a relationship, Sam's attraction to Gabe is inconvenient, but that's the least of her worries when an unexpected visitor arrives at the pub, determined to stir up trouble. As Gabe and Sam grow closer, Little Monkham's latest arrival threatens to reveal a secret that will turn more than one world upside down. Can Sam and Nessie work through the fall out, or is it really last orders at The Star and Sixpence? The brand new novel from Holly Hepburn, author of A Year at the Star and Sixpence, perfect for fans of Cathy Bramley and Jenny Colgan. ~*~Praise for the STAR AND SIXPENCE series~*~ A fresh new voice, brings wit and warmth to this charming tale of two sisters Rowan Coleman Warm, witty and laced with intriguing secrets! I want to pull up a bar stool, order a large G&T and soak up all the gossip at the Star and Sixpence! Cathy Bramley Youll fall in love with this fantastic new series from star of womens fiction, Holly Hepburn. Filled to the brim with captivating characters and fantastic storylines in a gorgeous setting ...simply wonderful. I want to read more! Miranda Dickinson The Star and Sixpence sparkles with fun, romance, mystery, and a hunky blacksmith. Its a real delight Julie Cohen Like the dream pub landlady who always knows exactly what you want, Holly Hepburn has created the most delightful welcome to what promises to be a brilliant series, in the first Star and Sixpence. The sistersare warm and intriguing, the neighbours are (mostly!) friendly and the gossip is utterly addictive. I was very sad when it was time for last orders, and am already looking forward to the next round. Especially if a certain blacksmith happens to be at the bar... Kate Harrison ++Last Orders at the Star and Sixpenceis the bind-up of the new Star and Sixpencee-novellas. If you have already enjoyed the novellas, then you have already enjoyedLast Orders at the Star and Sixpence. For new novellas from Holly, check out her Castle Courtseries and her Picture House by the Sea series ++
The brand new novel from bestselling author Holly Hepburn, perfect for anyone who loves Jenny Colgan, Veronica Henry and Lucy Diamond.AYear at Castle Courtis Holly Hepburns four Castle Court e-novellas collected together as a novel for the first time.Sadie is a single mum, nursing a broken heart. Her best friend from childhood,Cat, is burned out from working long hours as a chef in Paris. In need of a change, they decide to invest in their dream running their own handmade biscuit shop in gorgeous Castle Court, a three-storey food court tucked away behind Chesters bustling streets. They soon discover that Castle Court has its own community a little haven of delight against the stresses of the outside world. But not everyone welcomes the new business; the patisserie owner is less than pleased by what she sees as direct competition and Greg, who runs the fancy bistro that dominates one end of the courtyard, doesnt think Sadie and Cat have the talent or business acumen to succeed. Luckily, theres support in the form of the delectable Jaren, who owns the Dutch waffle house opposite Smart Cookies, and Swiss chocolate-shop owner, Elin. And if all else fails, the friends can drown their sorrows inSebs cocktail bar on the third floor!***Praise for Holly Hepburn*** A beautiful, indulgent read full of delicious detailand with enough flying sparks to rival any fireworks displayCressida McLaughlin Fabulously feel-good, funny and fresh, it will sweep you off your feetRowan Coleman Pure pleasure, a delight from opening credits to closing reelJulie CohenYoull fall in lovewith this fantastic new series. Filled to the brim with captivating characters and fantastic storlyines in a gorgeous setting. I want to read more!Miranda Dickinson Warm, witty and laced with intriguing secrets!Cathy Bramley ++ A Year at Castle Court is the bind-up of the Castle Court e-novellas. If you have already enjoyed the novellas, then you have already enjoyedA Year at Castle Court. For new novellas from Holly, check out her Star and Sixpence series and her Picture House by the Sea series ++
Ben Folds is an internationally celebrated musician, singer-songwriter and former front man of the alternative rock band, Ben Folds Five, beloved for songs such as ';Brick', ';You Don't Know Me', ';Rockin' the Suburbs' and ';The Luckiest'. In A Dream About Lightning Bugs Folds looks back at his life so far in a charming, funny and wise chronicle of his artistic coming of age, infused with the wry observations of a natural storyteller. He opens up about finding his voice as a musician, becoming a rock anti-hero, and hauling a baby grand piano on and off stage for every performance. From growing up in working class North Carolina childhood amid the race and class tensions that shaped his early songwriting to painful life lessons he learned the hard way, he also ruminates on music in the digital age, the absurdity of life on the road, and the challenges of sustaining a multi-decade, multi-faceted career in the music business. A Dream About Lightning Bugs embodies what Folds has been singing about for years: Smile like you've got nothing to prove, because it hurts to grow up, and life flies by in seconds
The Mueller report is that rare Washington tell-all that surpasses its pre-publication hypethe best book by far on the workings of the Trump presidency.Carlos Lozada, The Washington PostThe only book with exclusive analysis by the Pulitzer Prize-winning staff ofThe Washington Post, and the most complete and authoritative available. Read the findings of the Special Counsel's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, complete with accompanying analysis by thePostreporters who've covered the story from the beginning. This edition fromThe Washington Post/Simon & Schustercontains: * The long-awaitedReport On The Investigation Into Russian Interference In The 2016 Presidential Election *An introductionbyThe Washington Posttitled A President, a Prosecutorand the Protection of American Democracy *A timelineof the major events of the Special Counsel's investigation from May 2017, when Robert Mueller was appointed, to the report's delivery *A guide to individualsinvolved, including in the Special Counsel's Office, the Department of Justice, the FBI, the Trump Campaign, the White House, the Trump legal defence teamand the Russians*Key documentsin the Special Counsel's investigation, including filings pertaining to General Michael T. Flynn, Paul Manafort, Michael Cohen, Roger Stoneand the Russian internet operation in StPetersburg. Each document is introduced and explained byWashington Postreporters. One of the most urgent and important investigations ever conducted, the Mueller inquiry focuses on Donald Trump, his presidential campaignand Russian interference in the 2016 election, and draws on the testimony of dozens of witnesses and the work of some of the country's most seasoned prosecutors.The special counsel's investigation looms as a turning point in American history.The Mueller Reportis essential reading for all citizens concerned about the fate of the presidency and the future of our democracy.